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Purely Purebred – for Jan. 10, 2011

As of press time and before I left for Mexico, Bill Jackson of Tullamore Angus had identified the young man in the photo of the Nov. issue as Dave Hasson from Ontario. Our condolences go out to Dave and Angie Hasson on the loss of her sister in November. The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) development […] Read more

Purely Purebred – for Dec. 6, 2010

How about this young 4-H’er? He went on to make his mark as a successful seedstock producer in several different breeds. We still see him around the barns from time to time. Well the “old eagle eyes” have identified the young man in the November picture as Fred Noad. Both George Buttimer and David Bell […] Read more


PURELY PUREBRED – for Nov. 8, 2010

Here is your mystery picture — a long-time cattle breeder that many of you may know, but this picture is 44 years old, so get your thinking caps on. Last reports were this fellow and his wife still run a few purebred cows. I often get emails or phone calls from readers letting me know […] Read more

Well, Fellow Cattlewomen And Cattlemen, The “blast From The Past” Picture This Month Has A Number Of People You Should Know, But They Will Look A Little Different Now. How Many Can You Identify?

‘Steaks for Soldiers’ program seeks further support

Purely Purebred: News from the October 2010 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In the Oct. 4 issue the two young people are (l. to r.) Lois (Gordon) McRae and Blair McRae showing Grand and Reserve Champion steers respectively. You know the old saying “if you can’t beat’ em… join ’em.” Well that is what Blair did! The picture was taken in 1970 in Brandon, I believe. Due […] Read more


Canadian Simmental Association holds annual meeting

Purely Purebred: News from the October 2010 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association annual meeting was held Sat., Oct. 9 at the Hotel Victorin in Victoriaville, Quebec to coincide with Expo Boeuf, Quebec’s largest beef show. The events started on Friday with the National YCSA Classic, followed by a banquet and YCSA Calendar Auction. Saturday began with the Expo-Boeuf Simmental Show, with the CSA […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for Sep. 6, 2010

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 Email: [email protected] The picture of the three young people, in the August issue, were Elaine Latimer, Jimmy Joe Henderson and Robbie Hamilton. The two individuals behind them were Jim Good and Sandy Rosevear. I laughed when Millie Boake commented “and the fellow in the peachy cowboy […] Read more


CCA launches Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Development Program in Alberta

Purely Purebred: News from the August 2010 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association recently launched the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Development Program in Alberta, and the program is scheduled to go national January 1, 2011. This program will be an industry-changing initiative. It will expose young members of the cattle industry, between 18 and 35, to policy, technology, one-on- one relationships with leaders while giving […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for May. 3, 2010

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 Email: Members of the Young Canadian Simmental Association are being urged to apply for two sponsored spots to attend the 2010 World Simmental Congress and Youth Forum Sept. 18-27 in Melbourne, Australia. Youth members interested in taking part in this Youth Forum are required to prepare […] Read more


Average bull price hits nine-year high at Calgary sale

Purely Purebred: News from the April 2010 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The sale price of the average bull hit a nine-year high during the 110th annual Calgary Bull Sale, held Mar. 3-4, 2010 at the Victoria Pavilion in Stampede Park. The average price among 212 Charolais, Angus, Hereford, and Gelbvieh bulls was $3,808.73 — the highest since 2001, when the average bull sold for $3,954.20. The […] Read more

CCA breed improvement committee releases 2010 Genetic Evaluation results

Purely Purebred: News from the March 2010 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Following hot on the heels of last month’s release of the spring 2010 Canadian Charolais Growth Evaluation, the CCA breed improvement committee has released the Spring 2010 Genetic Evaluation results for Carcass traits. For the first time ultrasound data is included in the calculation of carcass EPDs. This methodology allows collection of carcass quality data […] Read more