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History: Lethbridge, South Alberta’s Thriving City

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lethbridge, South Alberta’s Thriving City  By H. G. Long, Lethbridge, Alta. ‘Lethbridge had its beginnings in coal and cattle. Host city to the 55th annual convention of the Western Stock Growers’ Association Feb. 8th and 9th, Lethbridge in the 65 years of its existence has grown to be a city of some 23,000 serving a […] Read more


Alberta Cattle Feeders approve New Era agreement

Associations: News Roundup from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association will partner with Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) on a proposed new breakdown of the provincial producer check-off, with negotiations to continue throughout 2018. This proposal, known as the New Era Beef Industry (NEBI) agreement, was one of the main issues discussed at the ACFA’s recent annual general meeting held in […] Read more



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New supplement results in more beef and less methane

Feeding: News Roundup from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Beef and dairy farmers around the world are looking for ways to reduce methane emissions from their herds to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To help meet this goal, researchers from Canada and Australia teamed up for a comprehensive three-year study to find the best feeding practices that reduce methane emissions while still supporting profitable dairy […] Read more


New president at the helm of BFO

NewsMakers from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Joe Hill, a feedlot operator from Centre Wellington is the new president of Beef Farmers of Ontario. He has served on the BFO board for the past seven years as a feedlot director. Ron Lipsett, who runs a 150-head cow-calf herd and backgrounding operation in Grey County was elected vice-president. New to the board are […] Read more



History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind Reprinted through the courtesy of the Tanners’ Council of America ‘Some of the most important dates in the history of mankind will never be known – the most anyone can do is guess about them. When did people first use fire? When was salt first used? […] Read more


History: From Gypsy Boy to Cattle King

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

From Gypsy Boy to Cattle King By P. W. Luce, Vancouver, B.C. ‘There hangs in the Kamloops museum an enlarged portrait of Johnny Wilson, one of the striking personalities of the early days of the cattle industry in British Columbia. The frame is heavy and ornate in the style of the nineties, and the picture […] Read more



History: Winter Feed with Spring Flooding

Reprinted from the February 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Winter Feed with Spring Flooding R. E. McKenzie, Forage Plants Division, Experimental Station, Swift Current, Sask. ‘Winter feed is one of the most important factors in the successful operation of the livestock industry in Western Canada. The rancher may survive low prices, disease epidemics and other troubles but he cannot stay in business very long […] Read more


History: One Man’s Opinion

Reprinted from the January 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Richard I Needham Originally published in the Jan. 24, 1951 Calgary Herald It’s beginning to look as though the British will have to become vegetarians. Their meat ration is now at an all-time low — lower than it was during the German submarine blockade of World War Two — and it’s likely to go […] Read more



Three families added to Saskatchewan honour roll

Associations: News Roundup from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Livestock Association presented Honour Scrolls to three families that have made an outstanding contribution to the livestock industry during the provincial beef industry conference in late January. The Honour Roll dates back to 1927 and the three new recipients are the late Dale Blair and Janet Blair of Drake; Garner and Lori Deobald […] Read more


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SCA members have their say on livestock antibiotic regulations

Associations: News Roundup from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A short list of resolutions presented at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) annual meeting in Saskatoon focused on incoming regulations for antibiotics in livestock and wildfire prevention. Some members were clearly worried by the new requirements that a vet-client relationship be established before drugs are prescribed for livestock. The meeting agreed that the SCA should […] Read more