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History: A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘That lambing season of 1901 was certainly a good one. The weather was good, and we had no losses, but from my experience in later years, I know that in the Canadian West sheepmen must have some shelter for lambing, but, apparently, […] Read more




History: Rufus, the Outlaw

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rufus the Outlaw By Senator F. W. Gershaw ‘This is an outline of Colonel Steele’s story about one of the finest looking horses that ever served in the North West Mounted Police Force. Seventeen hands high he stood, and in every way he was a Goliath among the broncs on the Western plains. Because none […] Read more


History: Breeding yearling heifers to Angus bulls pays off

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Urban Guichon, Kamloops, B.C. Of interest to cattle ranchers is a breeding program being carried on in the herd of the Guichon Cattle Co., Quilchena, B.C. to cut down on mortality at calving time of yearling-bred heifers. It has always been the unavoidable practice of this ranch to breed yearling heifers but, as may […] Read more



History: Cattle, Then and Now!

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle, Then and Now! By Florence Gates, High Point, Sask. ”Twas in mid-November, 1907, that Les Giauque and Henry Kohnke left the Elbow, at the South Saskatchewan River, with a drive of as fine a herd of four-year-old steers as will be seen anywhere. Ninety-eight head of them there were, to be delivered to Duck […] Read more


History: Alberta’s Grazing Policy

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock Members of the Western Stock Growers’ Association in Convention recently in Lethbridge listened with great attention to Alberta’s Minister of Lands and Forests review the Province’s grazing policy over a six year period or since its inauguration January 1st, 1945. The Minister, who incidentally stands in high favor with the stockmen, not […] Read more



History: West to the Setting Sun – Part 2

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

West to the Setting Sun – Part 2 By Philip H. Godsell, F.R.G.S., Lethbridge, Alta. ‘In August wandering hunters brought word of the disaster to the Tonquin and the Astorians bestirred themselves to strengthen their stockades and bastions, and mount their four-pounders. Following the old Nor-Wester policy, McDougall proceeded to enter into a policy of […] Read more


History: Modern Horse Training – Pt. 2

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training, Pt. 2 By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta. ‘In the January issue I pointed out, showing the necessary equipment, how to catch a horse by this system. By now those interested will have had time to prepare the equipment. Before catching there are a few little things which mean quite a lot to […] Read more



History: New Beef Cattle Have Bison Blood

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Experimental farms develop Cattalo Less that a century ago vast herds of American bison or buffalo roamed the mid-western plains of Canada and the United States. For many years these hardy animals were the chief source of meat for the Indians and the advance guard of early white settlers pushing westward in their covered wagons. […] Read more


History: Lethbridge, South Alberta’s Thriving City

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lethbridge, South Alberta’s Thriving City  By H. G. Long, Lethbridge, Alta. ‘Lethbridge had its beginnings in coal and cattle. Host city to the 55th annual convention of the Western Stock Growers’ Association Feb. 8th and 9th, Lethbridge in the 65 years of its existence has grown to be a city of some 23,000 serving a […] Read more