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PURELY PUREBRED – for Feb. 8, 2010

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 Email: The year letter for 2010 calves is X. Canadian Angus breeders received more than an enthusiastic welcome at the 2010 National Western Stock Show in Denver — their cattle took Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion honours. At the Red Angus Show, Red Northline Trueblood […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for Jan. 4, 2010

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 Email: Some things can really strike a chord when I read them, and this was one that just had me boiling. According to Associated Press Paul McCartney took his Meat-Free Monday campaign to the European Parliament, saying the power to halt global warming lies as much […] Read more


PURELY PUREBRED – for Dec. 7, 2009

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 E-mail: Can any of you tell me who the two individuals in this picture are? It was taken at a cattle field day over 30 years ago. I see one of these individuals quite often and the other I happened to run into last week! The […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for Nov. 9, 2009

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 E-mail: A laugh a day can change how you view the world so here is something to put a smile on your face. Joe grew up in Shaunavon, Sask., then moved to Saskatoon to attend law school. He decided to come back to Shaunavon because he […] Read more


PURELY PUREBRED – for Oct. 5, 2009

Suggestions are always welcome. My phone number is 403-325-1695 E-mail: As promised here is the next photo from my personal stash of pictures. Can anyone tell me who even one of these individuals might be? Here is a hint: the fellow washing the faces of the two girls with snow (yes those are girls) currently […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for Sep. 7, 2009

For the next year I will be featuring pictures at the beginning of every Purely Purebred column. Some of them will be my personal photos and some will be from contributors (this means you). Anyone who can accurately identify some of the people or locations or events will receive a Canadian Cattlemen ball cap, a […] Read more


Cattle shows and functions abound this summer

Purely Purebred: News from the June 2009 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Get out this summer and participate in one of the many cattle functions, whether it’s a Junior show, National show, World show or even one of the fund-raising golf tournaments. Breeders attending the Canadian Angus Association (CAA) annual meeting in B. C. last month learned registrations rose seven per cent in 2008 to reach 62,283 […] Read more

Agribition sees a profit, World Angus Forum gets ready to shine

Purely Purebred: News from the June 2009 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) reported a profit of $18,080 on revenues of $3,060,478 for 2008, thanks to an 14 per cent increase in admissions and food sales at the show last November. Attendance grew to 142,500 from 137,500 the year before, says chief executive officer and general manager Jason Pollock. CWA 2009 will be held […] Read more


PURELY PUREBRED – for Apr. 6, 2009

“The real rule of ‘Give and Take’ is: before you can take you gotta give.” — Jeffrey Gitomer [email protected] The Canadian Angus Association recently unveiled a new association website. Check out their new look at www.cdnangus.ca.They have new menus, a new search feature, new pictures and more. Did you know that the Canadian Angus Association […] Read more

PURELY PUREBRED – for Mar. 9, 2009

[email protected] I feel sorry for the person who can’t get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile. — Walter Chrysler On Feb. 17, 2009, the Canadian Angus Association became the first Canadian purebred beef breed organization to integrate Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) […] Read more