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Purely Purebred – for Nov. 14, 2011

The photo for this issue features a historical event. Beef in the Ballroom is the title of the picture. So who can tell me the year and the location. I can already picture certain people going through old publications. Last issue s photo created a lot of interest with a number of people phoning in […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for Oct. 10, 2011

The September Oldtimers picture was of a young Duncan Porteous taken with his Hereford 4-H calf. Duncan is the former secretary manager of the Canadian Hereford Association and presently a project manager for the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. It was taken around 1955. This issue we have a photo that I hope will stump some […] Read more


Purely Purebred – for Sep. 12, 2011

I have a question to pose to readers of my column. We, at Canadian Cattlemen magazine, are contemplating a change to the name of this column. I have no doubt that over the last five years you have noticed that I include not just purebred news in this column, but newsworthy items from other beef […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for Aug. 15, 2011

Our June photo was taken about 1983 and was of me tattooing a Polled Hereford calf. I had several guesses but no one was correct. Due to the length of this column and space limitations this time around I will not include an “Oldtimers” picture this issue. I had many replies to our May photograph […] Read more


Purely Purebred – for Jun. 13, 2011

I had a number of calls on the picture in the May issue. Lee Hunt of Endiang, Alta. and Don and Myrtle Dewdney of Mayerthorpe, Alta. correctly identified (l-r) Wilf Sieger, Harold Thornton and Lloyd Quantz, and the occasion was the Grand Opening of the Canadian Charolais Association building in Calgary in 1978. Mark Kihn […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for May. 16, 2011

Well, the Oldtimers are back. Can anyone tell me anything about the picture, the year or occasion, or the individuals in it? It is over 30 years old. The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Development Program has selected its 2011 national mentorship recipients. The 2011 CYL candidates will be paired with a mentor for an eight-month […] Read more


Purely Purebred – for Apr. 11, 2011

Due to the sale results in this issue I will wait until the next issue to resume the “Oldies” pictures. From what I am hearing the bull sellers this year should be quite happy, with strong sale averages and good demand for bulls. All indications are for a strong calf market again this fall which […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for Mar. 14, 2011

The Feb. issue wasn’t out long enough for anyone to identify the picture of the bull and his breeder. It was 1962 Regina Bull Sale, the bull was Early Sunset Bandoliermere 12 and the breeder was John Grant. Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup will take place July 29, 30 and 31, 2011 in Neepawa, Man. Watch […] Read more


PURELY PUREBRED – for Feb. 14, 2011

Congratulations from all of us at CANADIAN CATTLEMEN magazine to all the Canadian breeders that made the long haul to Denver to the National Western Stock Show, in Denver in January. Many breeders won classes, divisions and in many cases championships. Partial results are listed further on in this column. Full results can be seen […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for Jan. 24, 2011

Congratulations to Gordon Stephenson, general manager of the Canadian Hereford Association for being inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame, announced at Agribition 2010. For over four decades Gordon Stephenson has been a dedicated promoter of the Canadian livestock industry, particularly in the domestic and international marketing of livestock genetics. He has had ongoing […] Read more