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



Grand Champion Bull and Female honours awarded

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the December 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 2016 National Charolais Show was a resounding success at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. The Ontario Charolais Association (OCA) hosted 46 breeders that exhibited 105+ animals. Cattle were sorted November 4 by Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, Alta., and sparks flew at the National Charolais Sale that averaged $9,400. Compliments to the OCA […] Read more


Lakeland College Purebred beef team for 2016-17

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to Canadian Angus personality Bob Prestage, who was one of three men inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame on October 7. Prestage has been dedicated to beef cattle-breeding and genetic programs in Alberta for more than 50 years. His commitment to the industry is evident through his sustained work in marketing and […] Read more



4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 24, 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show was held in Swift Current, September 23-25. This show keeps growing with seven breed divisions represented, 173 juniors ranging in age from six to 21, along with 214 head of cattle. Part of the program for the children eight and under is the Little Rancher’s program. […] Read more


Annuroc Miss Coco 1C crowned Grand Champion Female

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 3, 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Keith Gilmore Foundation and Canadian Junior Hereford Association have announced the three recipients of the 2016 Future of the Breed Scholarship. The $1,000 Future of the Breed Scholarship is an entry level scholarship awarded to active members of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association pursuing post-secondary education in agriculture and agri-business. The three are: Bennett Foster, […] Read more



Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation auction raises $100,000

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We announced this last month in another part of the magazine but I just wanted to pass on my own congratulations to Bob Switzer and John Willmott, two men who are closely tied to the Angus breed in this country, who will be inducted into the Canadian Agriculture Hall of Fame November 6 at the […] Read more


Delegation attends World Hereford Conference

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As the World Angus Forum 2017 rapidly approaches less than a year from now, I had a chance to visit with Angela McGregor at the Canadian Angus Association’s annual meeting in Quebec City and find out about their farming operation and what’s in store for us at the upcoming forum. McGregor is part of the […] Read more



Speckle Park cattle sets new world record

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Introducing the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition board of directors (photo below). Back row (l-r): Carla Schmitt*, Blake MacMillan (executive member at large), Bryce Thompson (executive member at large)*, Stewart Stone (president), Bruce Holmquist (vice-president), Reed Andrew (past president), Chris Lees (executive member at large)*, Barry Young. Front row (l to r): Marty Kratochvil*, Michael Latimer, Jodi […] Read more


Simmental bull ‘Wheatland Kill Switch’ sells for $210K

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the May 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Garner Deobald of Hodgeville, Sask., was elected president of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council at the group’s recent annual meeting in Calgary. Roger Peters of Red Deer is vice-president. They are joined on the board by new director Mel Reekie and returning directors David Bolduc, Bruce Holmquist, Rod Remin, Stephen Scott, Rob Smith and Byron […] Read more