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Woodjam Ranch was established in 1899 and is located at Horsefly, B.C. Cattle rancher Louis Seelhof of Woodjam has a unique valve device that helps keep water from freezing. Have a look below.

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees selected

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Keith Gilmore Foundation would like to acknowledge and congratulate the scholarship winners for 2019. The KGF Prize for Beef Innovation went to Matthew Bates. He received a cheque for $10,000. Emma Cross and Will Ray­mond received the Here­ford Youth Scholarship. Each received a cheque of $2,500. Future of the Breed Scholarship $1,000 cheque winners […] Read more

Canadians represent at World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the recent World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland, Candace By of Regina, Sask., was re-elected as secretary for her fourth term. Brendan Scheiwe of Australia was elected president. Also elected were Kamil Malat (vice-president), Czech Republic; Dominique Loulerge (vice-president), France; and Cécile Lainé (treasurer), France. Besides many from Ireland who took part in parts […] Read more


Canadian Limousin Association members elected their board of directors this summer at their AGM in Sask­atoon (l. to r.): Laura Ecklund (interim GM), Carey Hirschfeld (director), Cody Miller (treasurer), Dan Darling (director), Wayne Burgess (vice-president), Matthew Heleniak (director), Erin Kishkan (past president), Amanda Matthews-Haywood (president). Missing: Joe Cooper and Mike Geddes.

Limousin breeders elect board of directors

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association is excited to have Amanda Matthews-Haywood of Bragg Creek, Alta., serve as president. She represents a family history of board involvement and is the third generation of Highland Stock Farms to be elected as president of the CLA. The first was her grandfather, Donald C. Matthews, in 1981, followed by her […] Read more

Nearly 70 members from across Canada, plus two from the U.S., attended the Young Canadian Simmental Association’s National Classic in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., in August.

News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic was held in August at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Here are a few highlights from the show: Champion Open Female – OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (see below) Champion Open Bull – IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G (see below) Champion Bred and Owned Female – JCLS FLEK OF GOLD Champion Commercial […] Read more


Darwin Rosso and Craig Scott, on behalf of the Canadian Charolais Association, presented welcome gifts to the international delegates.

Charolais youth delegates take a trip to Hungary

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Nine young adults from Hungary, Estonia, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the United States participated in the Charolais Charbray International Youth Program. Canada hosted it for the second time in conjunction with the CCYA Conference and Show. The youth also visited six breeders in Saskatchewan and the Buffalo Plains Cattle Co. Feedlot. The eight-day tour […] Read more

12th Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup a success

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

From August 2 to 4, 48 enthusiastic Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Cattle Producers attended the 12th Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in Neepawa, Manitoba. This year 22 new members attended Roundup for the first time. Some of the highlights from Friday included a presentation on judging techniques with Bill Biglieni of WLB Livestock, an overview […] Read more


Kazakhstan ag industry looks to build relationships in Canada

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Delegates from Kazakhstan were among the attendees at Ag in Motion, north of Saskatoon, this July. Dauren Matakbayev, director of Kazakhstan’s Republican Chamber of Hereford Breed, says the country has moved past Soviet-era politics. A new generation is working to develop the economy, he said. Matakbayev and his colleagues are working to build the country’s […] Read more

Charolais Youth Association board of directors. Front row (l. to r.): Shae-Lynn Evans, Keegan Blehm, Reegan McLeod. Back row (l. to r.): Haley Rosso, Calina Evans, Tyson Black, Brad Fergus, and Megan Perih. Missing: Evan Jamieson.


Weyburn hosts Canadian Charolais Youth Conference

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the Canadian Charolais Youth Conference and Show held in Weyburn, Sask., July 24-27, 90 youth participated with over 90 head being shown. Events included steer, heifer and bull calf judging, keep and cull, marketing, showmanship, social media seminar, steer grading demonstration of the live judged steers, vet seminar, photography and art competitions. The annual […] Read more


Canadian Simmental Association board of directors. Top row (l. to r.): Lee McMillen;  Francis Gagnon; Bryon Johnson; Shane Williams. Bottom row (l. to r.): Bruce Holmquist (general manager); Marlin LeBlanc; Garth Rancier; Blair McRae; and Barb Judd (office manager).


Quebec Simmental Association hosts national convention

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 2019 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) National Convention took place August 7 to 11, and was hosted by the Quebec Simmental Association in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Participants had the opportunity to tour Old Quebec City as well as local area farms including Ferme Sibelle, Élevages Buffalo Maciocia ltée, and Ferme Claessens. During this year’s convention, the […] Read more

Tucker Toner with his steer Unspeakable.

Seven-year-old boy raises over $29,000 for juvenile diabetes research

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Seven-year-old Tucker Toner, son of Cody Toner and Lori Robinson, and member of the Ridpath 4-H Beef Club, stepped up this year to try to make a difference for those suffering from diabetes. Tucker was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes in February 2018. This year he decided to sell his steer Unspeakable at the […] Read more