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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

This year the BMO Livestock Central area at Ag in Motion will have over 75 livestock exhibitors.

Canadian Simmental Foundation awards bursaries, Ag in Motion beefs up its cattle presence

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

Congratulations to the spring 2019 bursary recipients of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation. They include Cathryn Thompson, Riley Chalack, Lisa Reich, Alexandra Lee and Tia Schram. Cathryn Thompson grew up on a cow-calf operation near Calahoo, Alta. She has served as Alberta’s representative on the national Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) board and […] Read more


A group of cow-calf pairs at the pen show during the World Angus Secretariat.

Report from the World Angus Secretariat

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

The Maritime Angus Association’s long time secretary-treasurer, Betty Lou Scott of Mount Thom, N.S., has stepped down from official duties. Her contribution and efforts to develop Maritime Angus are unmatched. Scott will still be involved as secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Angus Association. The current and past board of directors thank Scott for all her […] Read more

Seedstock producers selling bulls at the 2019 Pride of the Prairies bull sale in Lloydminster, Sask. COVID-19 has shifted many bull buyers online in an effort to limit the disease's spread.

‘Pride of the Prairies’ hosts its 100th bull show

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

Senior 4-H members participating in the 10th Annual Summer Synergy at Olds Regional Exhibition this summer have an exciting opportunity. The top eight finalists in the judging competition will represent the Summer Synergy Judging Team in the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in November. There they will compete against […] Read more


Travis Hunter (r), president of the Manitoba Limousin Association, congratulates Bill and Lauren Campbell of Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., who were presented with the 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award at the organization’s AGM on Jan. 5, 2019.

Campbell family of Manitoba receive Limousin Association Ambassador Award

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

The Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference awarded Honour Scrolls to three couples on January 17 in Regina, including Helge and Candace By, Keith and Linda Kaufmann and Lyle and Linda Stewart. Helge and Candace By of Regina, Sask., are known for their work in the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry. In 1999, they became […] Read more

Glen Gabel checks over an Angus bull. Read his story at bottom.

Glen Gabel, a “true Cowboy”

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

Stromsmoe Herefords and Angus 34th annual production sale was held on December 4, 2018 at Etzikom, Alta. The sale grossed $495,075. As well, 31 Angus bulls averaged $7,250, seven Angus bull calves averaged $4,550, 12 Hereford bulls averaged $4,291 and 81 commercial bred females averaged $2,310. The Canadian Maine-Anjou Association awarded Bronwynn Frenzel of Magrath, […] Read more