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History: Mekaisto – Red Crow

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mekaisto – Red Crow By John Laurie, Calgary, Alta. ‘If civilization can tame the buffalo so that they are like cattle, the lesson is one that I shall not forget easily.” When Mekaisto – Red Crow – Head Chief of the Bloods was on tour to Eastern Canada, he was shown the tame buffalo as […] Read more

Today’s precipitation

Data 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 precipitation maps […] Read more



Geo. A. Lamond.

History: Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Memories of Scottish Stables and Royal Riders (As recalled by George Andrew Lamond of Vauxhall, Alberta) Mrs. S.E. Warren, Vauxhall, Alta. ‘Beside the gravelled highway that runs through the little town of Vauxhall an Alberta old-timer lives alone with this memories. Seated in the old armchair his wife occupied until she passed away a couple […] Read more


Robert Sinton.

History: Robert Sinton, Pioneer

Reprinted from the August 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Robert Sinton, Pioneer By May Neal, Regina, Sask. The long, long life of Robert Sinton, Regina’s Grand Old Pioneer, parallels the development of the Western Livestock Industry from its beginning. He was born in Quebec in May 1854 of parents who immigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1830. In 1878, when Sinton was 24 years […] Read more

Wilf Hodgson of Dorothy, Alta. shown working on one of his Juniper carvings.

History: The Rancher is An Artist

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Rancher is An Artist By Lyn Harrington ‘Wilf Hodgson laid down the cottonwood bark he was carving into an Indian head in low relief. He reached for his hat, muttering, “That cow’s been bawling all morning. Likely her calf’s fallen into a sink-hole.” That was precisely what had happened. After he rescued the calf, […] Read more


Researchers develop new method to detect E. coli

Research: News Roundup from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Kansas State University researchers have cut the time required to detect Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, or STEC, in ground beef. “While the current, commonly used testing method is considered to be the gold standard, it is tedious and requires many days to obtain results that adequately differentiate the bacteria,” said Gary Anderson, director of the […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Cameron Olson was raised on a small beef cow-calf and finisher operation southeast of Calgary, Alta. 4-H piqued his interest in beef cattle and he participated in clubs in the Calgary region for eight years. Olson earned a bachelor and a graduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. His graduate […] Read more


History: A Hut in the Bear Hills

Reprinted from the December 1946 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Hut in the Bear Hills By Harold Baldwin, Swift Current, Saskatchewan ‘Whenever Saskatchewan dons her autumn robes; when the potatoes are dug and the corn stalks in the garden turn a russet colour; when a thought of fire in the open grate is a delight; when the first echelons of wild geese thrust southward; […] Read more

University of Calgary opens new agricultural research centre

Research: News Roundup from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The University of Calgary is opening a new institute to research public policy that supports the growth and sustainability of agri-food and agribusiness, particularly in Western Canada. The new Simpson Centre for Agriculture and Food Innovation will focus on four research areas: trade policy, environment and climate change, agriculture’s economic contributions, and food and ag […] Read more