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Ontario Limousin Association honours farm families

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Hunt family of Corad Farms received the Angus Campbell Award from the Ontario Limousin Association at the association’s AGM in April. The Angus Campbell Award is presented to a commercial producer who uses and promotes the Limousin breed in their business. Mervin and Judy Hunt purchased the original farm property on Waba Road in […] Read more

Crystal Fisk joins Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to welcome Crystal Fisk to their staff in the role of Young Canadian Simmental Association programs co-ordinator. Fisk and her family operate Ridgeline Cattle Co. at Parry, Sask.  “I began my cattle career in the Hereford breed and got involved in the Simmental breed when I was 17 […] Read more


2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show cancelled

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the current restrictions, the Canadian Limousin Association has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show that was to be held in Spencerville, Ont. They would like to thank the Ontario show committee and chair Laura Scott for their dedication to planning the show over the last two […] Read more

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Canadian Western Agribition plans return to a full show in 2021

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition announced its 2020 results at its annual general meeting recently, reporting an operational loss of $773,989 attributed entirely to the postponement of the 2020 show due to COVID-19. In 2020 Agribition introduced more than a dozen online programs including the Agribition Evolution Series, Canada’s first- ever multi-breed virtual cattle show. Agribition’s new […] Read more


Condolences to the Knight family

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We are sad to share the news that John Knight passed away in March of this year.  Knight was raised on the family farm east of Strathmore, Alta. where he began his lifetime passion with livestock. As a young man he trained horses, drove teams and began his cattle career as a member of the […] Read more

Record Charolais bull sales

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Charolais bull sales set 40-year records this season, as reported in the May issue of the Charolais Banner magazine.  “The fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 bull sales recorded the highest average ever in the 40 years we have been compiling these results,” states publisher Helge By. “This indicates to me that Charolais were […] Read more


Condolences to the family of Brian Lee

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Brian Lee of Hollee Limousin from Janetville, Ont. Lee played an important role in the Limousin breed, taking on leadership roles at both the provincial and national level, including serving as Canadian Limousin Association president. He enjoyed showing cattle and served as the Limousin […] Read more

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation awards scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation awarded three scholarships this spring. All three recipients are using the funds for artificial insemination courses to diversify their herd genetics. Shyanne Reynolds hails from Consul, Sask., where her family raises commercial cattle. Her involvement with the Simmental Association began in 2016 when she won the Arnal Boys Memorial […] Read more


Clockwise from left: Baxter Blair, Thomas Wildman, Jessica Davey, Heidi Tymko, Halley Adams.

Canadian Junior Angus awards $13,500 in scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Junior Angus hosted 60 members at a virtual workshop Thursday, April 8, 2021. $11,000 was awarded to the five finalists in the Canadian Angus Foundation Legacy Scholarship program and $2,500 was awarded in memory of Gordon Prichard to two junior Angus members pursuing a career in agriculture. Baxter Blair of McLean, Sask., placed first […] Read more

Brett, Chantel, Blair and Lois McRae, Bill Biglieni and Melissa McRae.

McRae family receives ambassador award

Purely Purebred, news from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Manitoba Simmental Association (MSA) would like to recognize Blair and Lois McRae of Mar Mac Farms as the recipient of the A.O. Henuset Ambassador Award for 2020. The award, started back in 1995, is presented to those who have given their time to help establish the Simmental industry in Manitoba. As a well-respected member […] Read more