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Winning name chosen for first ever Canadian Junior Limousin Association heifer

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Two B.C. families have been honoured for 50 consecutive years of membership in the Canadian Angus Association. Congratulations go out to the Hughes family of Tafika Angus and John Urquhart of Bramblebrook Ventures. Wayne, Gillian and Bryce Hughes own and operate Tafika Angus. Wayne and Gillian, in partnership with their son Bryce and his wife […] Read more


Shiloh Cattle Company awarded Purebred Breeder of the Year

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

During the 2017 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) National Convention, held August 10-13 in Fredericton, N.B., members attended a Simmental Innovations Symposium featuring presentations by CSA breed improvement consultant Sean McGrath, Maritime Beef Council general manger Ellen Crane and CSA general manager Bruce Holmquist. Frank Robblee of Crapaud, P.E.I. was elected to the board of directors […] Read more



Charolais International delegates assembled

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Carling Matejka, from Ponoka, Alta., has been selected as the 2017 winner of the $10,000 Keith Gilmore Foundation (KGF) Prize for Beef Cattle Innovation, awarded to students who are recognized for academic excellence, leadership and commitment to pursue a career to improve, support and promote the beef cattle industry. Matejka is entering her fourth year […] Read more


Limousin cattle a hit at Ag in Motion

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ag in Motion (AIM) outdoor farm show was a huge success. The third annual farm expo held in July at Langham, Sask., saw 25,787 farmers from across Canada attending North America’s newest three-day farm show. Part of the show’s popularity was centered around Livestock Central. The Canadian Limousin Association along with Tim Andrews of Andrew […] Read more



Heartland Livestock receives Auction Market of the Year Award

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus Association presented Heartland Livestock Services from Swift Current, Sask., with its Auction Market of the Year Award last month at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Lethbridge. The Heartland Swift Current facility was built in 1991 and covers 130 acres. There are 60 holding pens with water and feed, […] Read more


Canadian Junior Limousin Association welcomes a new calf

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the May 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Don Matthews Memorial Award recognizing excellent service to the purebred beef cattle industry was posthumously presented to Gary Smith by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council during its annual meeting in Calgary. The award honours the late Don Matthews, a past president of the CBBC and member of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. Smith’s […] Read more



Canadian Angus youth headed to World Angus Forum

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Crossroads Beef Expo in Oyen, Alta., saw Angus, Charolais, Limousin and Simmental all barbecue up their best for the people’s choice Steak Challenge! Limousin beef took top honours. The Canadian Limousin Association has congratulated Limousin producer Brad MacIntyre of Lucknow, Ont., for being one of the two recipients of the Big Gully Farm Beef […] Read more


Harvie Ranching Hereford named 2016 Miss World Champion

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the March 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Jacob Onyschuk is the new director of business development for the Canadian Hereford Association. He spent the last four years with Northlands in Edmonton growing the number of purebred cattle entries at Farmfair International. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013, with a BSc in agriculture and a major in animal science. Prior […] Read more



Canadian Gelbvieh Association elects new board

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

2016 was a record-setting year for the Canadian Angus Association with members registering 62,414 calves. The previous high was 61,578 calves in 2008. Sales of Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tags was the second-highest amount on record at 278,010. Congratulations to Glen and Darlene Glessman of Glesbar Cattle Co. Ltd. for winning the Canadian Angus Foundation’s […] Read more


Simmental Champion of the world, bull division

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It was exciting to be at Canadian Western Agribition this year and see all the changes with old buildings coming down and new structures taking their place. This year’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge was the last cattle show to be held in the stadium before she is torn down and replaced. With grand champion show […] Read more