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Bryce Burnett wins Lifetime Achievement Award

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

Swift Current rancher and cowboy poet Bryce Burnett has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Canadian Tarentaise Association (CTA). “Bryce was one of the first cattle producers in North America to start raising Tarentaise cattle after they began to be imported into Canada from France in 1972. Forty-nine years later, Bryce is still […] Read more


Clockwise from top left: Alexandra Clarke, Sandra Hessdorfer, Megan Roger, Morgan Follensbee, Anna Karlsson, Ryan Garbarczyk, Grayson Berting, Blaine Lamontagne.

Canadian Western Agribition announces mentees and mentors

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

Now entering its third cycle, the Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship Program has announced the mentees and their paired mentors for the 2021-22 fiscal year.  The Next Gen Agriculture Mentorship program is delivered by Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) and accepts eight applicants into an 18-month mentorship. Mentees are paired with some of the brightest minds and […] Read more

Canadian Western Agribition unveils Top 50 most influential people in Canadian agriculture

Congratulations to all the leaders selected for Canadian Western Agribition’s 50 most influential in Canadian ag.  Upstarts, presented by Masterfeeds: Sandi Brock, West Perth, Ont.; Shaun Haney, Lethbridge, Alta.; Jill Harvie, Olds, Alta.; Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel, Mossbank, Sask.; Kim Keller, Melfort, Sask.; Brett McRae, Brandon, Man.; Todd Ormann, Olds, Alta.; Jess Verstappen, High Prairie, Alta.; Alex […] Read more


Nash Hunker and Dawn Wilson.

Miller Wilson wins at Stettler

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

The Heartland Cattlemen’s Classic was held February 5 to 7 in Stettler, Alta. Congratulations to Miller Wilson Angus on winning Grand Champion Set of Bulls, Grand Champion Single Bull and Grand Champion Female. 

Gelbvieh heifers settle in at Olds College

Gelbvieh heifers settle in at Olds College

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

Fifty-four Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh-influenced heifers have arrived and are halfway through their warm-up at Olds College. The Canadian Gelbvieh Association is looking forward to the start of testing. The project measures docility and its potential impact on growth and conception rates. Fertility and growth are two primary economic drivers of the profitability of the commercial […] Read more


Canadian Angus Association changes convention plans

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

Due to the uncertainty in the industry and unknowns around future COVID-19 restrictions, the Canadian Angus Association board has decided to cancel the 2021 CAA Convention, scheduled to take place in Saskatoon from June 10 to 12. The 2021 CAA AGM will be moved to Angus Central, the office in Rocky View County, Alberta, with […] Read more

B.C. rancher named 2020 BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture Honouree

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

Linda Allison was named the 2020 BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree on International Women’s Day on March 8.  Allison is a fourth-generation rancher out of Princeton, B.C., and has spent years as a leader in the B.C. cattle industry. She is a director at Canada Beef, spent nine terms with B.C. Cattlemen’s Association, and […] Read more


Keith Gilmore Foundation offers scholarships

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

Many scholarships are available for 2021 from the Keith Gilmore Foundation. These are specifically tailored for youth in the beef industry with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and are available for college, university and post-graduate studies. Please visit the Keith Gilmore Foundation website for more information. Entries close soon so get your applications in […] Read more

Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

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

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.