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Beef Australia 2018

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Experiencing Beef Australia 2018 was definitely a thrill and trip of a lifetime. As part of the Canadian Western Agribition’s trade mission the group was made up of purebred breeders Lee Stilborn, CoraLee Fisk, Shari Leachman, Frances Leachman, and Donna Asher along with Chris Lane, CEO of Canadian Western Agribition, Agribition president Bruce Holmquist, and […] Read more


Canadian Angus Association honours Munton family of Alberta

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

You can buy CCIA-approved RFID tags for your Angus-influenced cattle from the Canadian Angus Association. The Canadian Green Angus Tag Program is the largest branded tag program in the world. The tags visually and electronically identify the cattle as containing a minimum 50 per cent Angus genetics. As a Canadian Angus tag user you are […] Read more



Limousin bull picks up five championships

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The last few months have been pretty exciting for Nordal Limousin & Angus and the Limousin breed. Their bull Greenwood Canadian Impact ET, raised by Greenwood Limousin, had quite a fall run. Grand Champion bull at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition, along with Supreme Champion at Farmfair. The final feather in […] Read more


Speckle Park breeders bring home two Grand Champion awards

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus Association celebrated 50 years of Red Angus in its herd book by recognizing Ken and Rebecca Mackenzie for their 50 years of membership in the CAA. Ken’s grandfather established the Mackenzie farmstead in 1898 with an original herd of Shorthorn cattle. The Mackenzie Brothers family operation, composed of Ken and his four […] Read more



Purebred Breeders of the Year awarded

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At Canadian Western Agribition, the Saskatchewan Simmental Association recognized their Commercial and Purebred Breeders of the Year. Black Gold Simmental made up of the Noble family, Randy and Vanessa Noble and sons Ryley and Toby, was awarded the 2017 Purebred Breeder of the Year and Andy Hofer from Spring Creek Colony, 2017 Commercial Breeder of […] Read more


Cattle breeders, exhibitors enjoy good show and sale at Agribition

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Speckle Park breeders and exhibitors enjoyed a supremely successful national show and national sale at Canadian Western Agribition this year. With 75 head entered, this was the largest national show to date with exhibitors from five Canadian provinces. Ontario was represented by six farms. The Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder banners both went to Jason […] Read more



Grand Champions of the 2017 Lloydminster Stockade Roundup

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

The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) 2017 scholarship recipients were announced in late October. The Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation $3,000 scholarships were awarded to Jessica Sperber of Rimbey, Alta., and Matt Bates of Coboconk, Ont. Jessica is currently working toward a masters of animal science at West Texas A&M and Matt […] Read more


Cornerview Charolais wins Supreme Pair of Bulls honours

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

The Canadian Angus family along with the entire purebred sector has lost a true ambassador and friend of the industry. Rob Holowaychuk of Optimum Bovine Inc. (OBI) passed away October 4 doing what he loved, around the cattle and people he loved. Holowaychuk purchased the family farm in the early ’70s and started Ajax Angus. […] Read more



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