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Mrs. J. Hogge.

History: Mrs. Joseph Hogge

Reprinted from the December 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mrs. Joseph Hogge By Dallas Banister Wright Mrs. Catherine Matilda (“Cassie”) Hogge of Okotoks, Alberta, who knew this province seventy years ago, recently took me back with her to those early days when as a little girl, she travelled with her parents, the late Maurice and Agnes Stewart, from Clarenceville, Quebec, to the Western Prairies. […] Read more

Buhler pulls Farm King manufacturing back to Canada

Work to halt at Minnesota plant early next year

Winnipeg farm equipment maker Buhler Industries is relocating its Farm King manufacturing work back to Canada from the U.S. this winter. After consolidating its U.S. manufacturing this summer into one plant at Willmar, Minn., about 140 km west of Minneapolis, the company said Thursday it will also halt production at Willmar in early 2021. Buhler, […] Read more


Atlantic bubble disintegrates as COVID-19 cases rise

Toronto | Reuters — The “bubble” pact between Canada’s four Atlantic provinces has disintegrated in the face of rising COVID-19 cases across the country, as premiers in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador announced quarantine requirements for all travelers from outside their provinces on Monday. The two provinces joined in a so-called “bubble” with […] Read more

Most of Prairies already covered in snow

MarketsFarm — Most of the Canadian Prairies were already blanked in snow by late November, with the deepest snowpack in Alberta and Saskatchewan, according to data compiled by Environment Canada and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Aside from the Rocky Mountains and some areas around the Great Lakes, the U.S. was largely […] Read more


Condolences to the Ecklunds, Minchaus

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News from the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Condolences to Debbie Ecklund’s loved ones We are sad to report that Debbie Ecklund of Whitewood, Sask., passed away September 24. Operating under the ranch name of Calico Cattle Co. Ecklund raised Simmental cattle for many years. You knew you’d always get a chance to catch up with her at Canadian Western Agribition and have […] Read more

Rich Hobson on ridge overlooking Rimrock Ranch and Green Creek.

History: Rancher-Writer of the Cariboo

Reprinted from the December 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rancher-Writer of the Cariboo By Lyn Harrington ‘Richmond P. Hobson, Jr., author of GRASS BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS, says, “Roads keep gumming me up.” Soon as he finds a spot far from town somebody builds a road, and there’s his isolation gone. That actual truth is that Rich Hobson would beat out a trail no matter […] Read more


Accolades for bovine veterinarian, practitioner

NewsMakers from the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Dr. Tye Perrett received a Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV)/Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his service as the association’s first president for two consecutive years (2007-09). Perrett provided capable guidance at a time when even small decisions would be magnified over the span of time. The association […] Read more

Two more ‘murder hornets’ turn up on B.C. mainland

One nest found last month in neighbouring U.S. town

Beekeepers in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland are asked to keep an eye out for so-called “murder hornets” after two were found in the region within a week. A single Asian giant hornet was found Saturday at Aldergrove, near the intersection of Fraser Highway and Highway 13 — about five km from where […] Read more


Coronavirus kills 15,000 U.S. mink

Affected states aren't planning to cull

Chicago | Reuters — More than 15,000 mink in the United States have died of the coronavirus since August, and authorities are keeping about a dozen farms under quarantine while they investigate the cases, state agriculture officials said. Global health officials are eying the animals as a potential risk for people after Denmark last week […] Read more

History: Embargo ended

Reprinted from the January 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

On Saturday, November 29, 1952 Washington announced that barring further outbreaks of Foot and Mouth disease in Canada the U.S. sanitary embargo would be removed on March 1, 1953. Subsequently Ottawa announced that the system of import permits covering livestock and meats would be withdrawn on the same date. As a matter of record, the […] Read more