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Data and maps from weather stations across the Prairies are available to Glacier FarmMedia members at the WeatherFarm website, where you can also sign up for a daily forecast email for your area. On the go? Get the WeatherFarm mobile app, available for iPhone and Android devices. To learn more about the CoCoRaHS system that generates these […] Read more

Cattlemen welcomes new editor in New Year

NewsMakers from the December 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lisa Guenther of Livelong, Sask., will become the editor of Canadian Cattlemen in January 2019. She was raised on a commercial cow-calf farm near Bright Sand Lake, Sask., and joined Cattlemen as associate editor in October. Previously she worked as a field editor for Grainews and Country Guide, sister publications to the Cattlemen. She replaces […] Read more

History: Modern Horse Training by Natural Reaction

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training by Natural Reaction By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta. ‘The vast majority of horses are in this class and I cannot tell you which is the best way to handle each individual case. However, I will try and explain as clearly as possible the main points to remember regarding the variations in the […] Read more

History: Clem Henson…and the Chisholm Trail

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Sheilagh S. Jameson To most of us probably the Chisholm Trail is only a name. We have heard of it, come across it in a book perhaps, but it means no more to us than the Great Wall of China. However, there is a man in Calgary today, to whom the Chisholm Trail is […] Read more

Amplimune receives organic stamp of approval

Health: News Roundup from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Amplimune, an immunotherapy for calf scours, has received an Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing in Canada. This means calves treated with Amplimune are in compliance with Canada’s Organic Regime regulations. Amplimune, produced by Nova Vive Inc., is an immunomodulator that reduces the clinical signs and mortality associated with E. coli K99 diarrhea in neonatal […] Read more

Handlers standing safely above the pens operate the robots in the alleyways.

Cargill plants introduce cattle handling robots

Packers: News Roundup from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Moving cattle from one pen to another can carry significant safety risks to those who are handling the cattle. Cargill Meat Solutions now has a plan to cut that risk that involves using robots to move the cattle controlled by employees who operate the robots via remote control from catwalks. “The average bovine weighs almost […] Read more

History: The “Medicine Tree” Range

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The “Medicine Tree” Range: Historical Frontier Locality Near “Spitzie Crossing” By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. ‘At this season of the year, when stockmen forgather and discuss the cattle range and its activities, some of them usually get on the subject of the earlier day operations on different ranges and bring to light memories of […] Read more

Beef Cattle Research Council hires new extension co-ordinator

NewsMakers from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ellen Crane is the new extension co-ordinator for the Beef Cattle Research Council. In her new role she helps co-ordinate the development, maintenance and utilization of various extension resources, including the BCRC’s webinars, blog articles, and other content on She started with BCRC last month after spending six weeks in Japan as part of […] Read more

History: A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘Sometime in November of 1901 I was moved into the ranch at Gull Lake and Burnett was moved to a camp about four miles south of Gull Lake. There was a lot of hay put up at that camp. A man with […] Read more

History: Bouncing Buster

Reprinted from the July 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bouncing Buster By Guy Weadick During the spring Horse Show at Calgary last April, probably the most discussed horse, in general conversation, was “Bouncing Buster,” the veteran, tried and true, grand old high jumping horse who as always was one of the outstanding stars of the show. More than one of his admirers asked the […] Read more