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History: Bunkhouse Philosopohy

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bunkhouse PhilosophyBy W. R. Cochrane, Cowley, Alta. ‘Looks like someone ought to keep us posted when regulations are put in effect that change the course of our social life. We have always cheerfully accepted the job if furnishing steaks and roasts for the nation with no holds barred in regard to price. We have put […] Read more

Filming Guardians of the Grasslands.

Live launch for Guardians of the Grasslands draws over 500 viewers

After 18 months on the film festival circuit, Guardians of the Grasslands is now publicly available on YouTube.  The short documentary, produced by Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, outlines the role of cattle in preserving Canada’s Prairie ecosystem. Between September 2019 and March 2021, the film was […] Read more


Ranchers concerned about grizzly bear encounters in B.C.

Ranchers concerned about grizzly bear encounters in B.C.

News Roundup, from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

B.C. producers are seeing evidence of more grizzly bears, and with that comes growing concerns about the safety of ranching families and their livestock. George Olin, who ranches in the Vanderhoof, B.C. area, lost several cattle, including a Simmental bull, to grizzlies last fall, Cam Hill writes in the spring issue of Beef in B.C. […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, CCA welcomes new board members

NewsMakers from the May 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders  Katie-Jo Stehr. Katie-Jo Stehr was raised on a mixed operation near Swan River, Man. Her involvement in 4-H encouraged her interest in the beef industry. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a bachelor of science in agriculture with great distinction, and started working as a ruminant nutritionist with […] Read more


History: Wild Horse Drive – City Style

Reprinted from the May 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Wild Horse Drive – City StyleBy Rich Hobson ‘Not so long ago, Tom Baird of the Vancouver Stockyards, Bill Studdert of the Gang Ranch, and myself were talking horse on the ranchhouse porch here at Rimrock, when Tom broke suddenly into a fit of laughter. There wasn’t much to laugh at in the conversation. We […] Read more

Emissions Reductions Alberta commits $33 million to tech projects

Emissions Reductions Alberta commits $33 million to tech projects

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) has slated $33 million to several projects in the ag, agri-food and forestry sectors designed to cut the province’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The funds are aimed at 17 projects that are projected to reduce Alberta’s emissions by up to 2.7 million tonnes by 2030. Jason Nixon, Alberta’s minister of Environment and Parks, made the announcement on April 20 with Steve […] Read more


Green funding welcomed by farm groups, but CCA urges ongoing consultation

Green funding welcomed by farm groups, but CCA urges ongoing consultation

As the federal government releases its first budget in two years, the national association representing beef producers welcomes the budget as “a starting place for economic recovery discussions.”  “With enabling supports and strategic investments, the agri-food sector has the potential to come out of the pandemic stronger than ever and help Canada in its fight […] Read more

History: Something Just as Good

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Something Just as GoodBy P. W. Luce ‘Times are better than they used to be. I am not old enough to be a pioneer, and I am young enough to escape being an old-timer, but I remember the frontier when it was still almost in a primitive state. I was a homesteader when some of […] Read more


Latest Canadian beef industry goals include protecting environment, adopting technology and more

Latest Canadian beef industry goals include protecting environment, adopting technology and more

The Canadian beef industry has released a new set of 10-year goals targeting everything from human health and safety to water quality. The long-term goals build upon the five-year goals outlined in the 2020-2024 National Beef Strategy, and will be delivered by the National Beef Advisors, which comprises representatives from the seven national beef organizations. […] Read more

History: World Trade Problems & Opportunities

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

World Trade Problems & OpportunitiesBy Dr. Claude Isbister An address by Dr. Claude Isbister, Department of Trade and Commerce, Ottawa, before the 57th Annual Meeting of the Western Stock Growers’ Association held at Calgary, February 12, 13, 1953. ‘The Rt. Honorable James G. Gardiner, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, has just spoken to you of the […] Read more