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Canada to admit vaccinated U.S. tourists

Border to open Aug. 9 after more than 16 months

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada on Monday said it would allow fully vaccinated U.S. tourists into the country starting from Aug. 9 after the COVID-19 pandemic forced an unprecedented 16-month ban that many businesses complained was crippling them. Inoculated visitors from countries other than the United States will be permitted to enter beginning on Sept. […] Read more


2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show cancelled

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the current restrictions, the Canadian Limousin Association has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show that was to be held in Spencerville, Ont. They would like to thank the Ontario show committee and chair Laura Scott for their dedication to planning the show over the last two […] Read more

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Businesses, U.S. legislators fume as Canada extends travel ban

Trudeau stands firm on ban's extension

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada is extending a ban on nonessential travel with the United States and the rest of the world until July 21, officials said on Friday, prompting frustration from businesses and U.S. legislators. Canada is under pressure from companies and the tourism industry to ease the ban, which was imposed in March […] Read more


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Canadian Western Agribition plans return to a full show in 2021

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition announced its 2020 results at its annual general meeting recently, reporting an operational loss of $773,989 attributed entirely to the postponement of the 2020 show due to COVID-19. In 2020 Agribition introduced more than a dozen online programs including the Agribition Evolution Series, Canada’s first- ever multi-breed virtual cattle show. Agribition’s new […] Read more

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Canada taking first step toward lifting border restrictions

U.S. border restrictions still in place until at least June 21

Ottawa | Reuters — Canada on Wednesday took a cautious first step toward easing COVID-19 border restrictions, saying it was prepared to relax quarantine protocols for fully vaccinated citizens returning home starting in early July. Canada’s air and land borders have allowed for only essential travel since March of last year, and Canadians coming home […] Read more


Canadian Angus Association changes convention plans

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the uncertainty in the industry and unknowns around future COVID-19 restrictions, the Canadian Angus Association board has decided to cancel the 2021 CAA Convention, scheduled to take place in Saskatoon from June 10 to 12. The 2021 CAA AGM will be moved to Angus Central, the office in Rocky View County, Alberta, with […] Read more

Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.


World Charolais shows goes virtual

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 World Charolais Congress in Australia, and the 2021 Charolais World Technical Conference in the Czech Republic, were cancelled. In response, Charolais Charbray International are holding a worldwide virtual show in 2021.  There are three divisions in the competition: Full French, Purebred and Charbray, with five age categories for both females and […] Read more

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is proud to launch its first-ever Virtual Education Program.  CWA’s Virtual Education Program is a year-round online platform that features content and learning for all elementary-aged students. The program brings some of the best online and accessible lessons about agriculture directly to the […] Read more