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News from the Canadian Angus Association

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

Mark your calendar June 10 to 12, 2021, for the Canadian Angus Association National Convention to be held in Saskatoon, Sask. Watch here for details as they come or check out the Canadian Angus website at cdnangus.ca for more information. The Canadian Junior Angus Association is proud to announce that Hayes Howe of Cypress County, […] Read more

Olds College receives donation of purebred Red Angus herd

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

Thanks to the generous donation of 10 Red Angus heifer calves from the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society, Olds College will now be home to a purebred Red Angus herd. The purebred herd will be managed by the college’s Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production which provides resources and services to move the livestock industry’s […] Read more


Virtual breed shows headline Agribition in 2020

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

More details are available on Canadian Western Agribition’s multi-breed virtual cattle show series. The Agribition Evolution Series, presented by RBC and supported by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, will feature 11 breeds with Grand Champion Bulls and Females from each breed competing for the Evolution Series Supreme Champion title. The Evolution Supreme Champions will receive […] Read more

Supreme Champion Female.

Livestock shows and cattle awards

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

The Junior Stockman’s Livestock Show featured 51 junior exhibitors with 74 livestock entries across six breed classes. All junior exhibitors were also entered in the showmanship division. Results follow. Peewee Champion: Avery Greenwood, Swift Current, Sask. Peewee Reserve Champion: Cheyenne Berner, Verwood Sask. Junior Champion: Kaycee Buchanan, Caronport, Sask. Junior Reserve Champion: Lane Steen, Dundurn, […] 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

Condolences to the Ballard family

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Earl Ballard’s name is synonymous with Simmental cattle. We’re sad to report that Earl Ballard passed away September 5 in Saskatoon. Ballard, a man best known for Lost River Ranches of Hanley, Sask., was one of the first importers of Simmental cattle into Canada. This achievement resulted in Ballard being inducted into the Canadian Simmental […] Read more


Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup holds cattle photography workshop, scholarships awarded

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup planned to celebrate the 13th annual weekend on August long weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roundup committee decided to have a workshop on photographing cattle with Morgan llg. Exhibitors in the photography and graphic marketing workshop included: Blake Airey, Chase Airey, Brogan Birmingham, Taylor Carlson, Dylan Frey, Reegan Frey, […] Read more

Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic cancelled for 2020

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A note about the Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic from Russ and Cindy Sibbald: At this unprecedented time, we have been forced to cancel the 2020 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic. We need to respect and value the safety of everyone involved. You can be reassured that once the health authority has lifted its restrictions, we will […] Read more


Canadian Junior Shorthorn Association virtual show results

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Juniors from across Canada participated in the Canadian Junior Shorthorn Association 2020 Virtual Show back in August. Here are the results: Class 1 — Female, born 2020 Split 1: First went to Gabriela Kott, Caistor Centre, Ont.; second to Samantha Lundy, Collingwood, Ont.; and third to Peyton Woods, Arthur, Ont. Split 2: First to Samantha […] Read more

Edam Fall Fair celebrates 30th

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Edam Fall Fair. This commercial cattle show has become a premier event to attend in Western Canada and kicks off Friday night, October 30 at 6 p.m. and rolls into Saturday, October 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. Classes consist of Pen of Three and Five Bred Heifers, […] Read more