Board Chair

Pat Hayes, Board Chair

Pat Hayes resides in beautiful Val Marie, Saskatchewan on a fourth-generation farm, settled by his grandparents when they relocated from Iowa. He currently farms and ranches on the family property, running a whopping 1200 head of cattle on a backgrounder and grass operation.

Pat was exploring grass and grass management knowledge when he joined the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA). He sat on the Environment chair for a number of years before eventually stepping down and focusing his attention on the CCIA Board of Directors.

With six years of experience on the Animal Health and Care Committee with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). Pat is one of four directors with the CCA who represents Saskatchewan. He has vast knowledge in traceability and would like to see proposed traceability amendments through and ensure the success of the industry, before he rides off into the sunset.