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History: A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘That lambing season of 1901 was certainly a good one. The weather was good, and we had no losses, but from my experience in later years, I know that in the Canadian West sheepmen must have some shelter for lambing, but, apparently, […] Read more

History: Rufus, the Outlaw

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rufus the Outlaw By Senator F. W. Gershaw ‘This is an outline of Colonel Steele’s story about one of the finest looking horses that ever served in the North West Mounted Police Force. Seventeen hands high he stood, and in every way he was a Goliath among the broncs on the Western plains. Because none […] Read more

History: Breeding yearling heifers to Angus bulls pays off

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Urban Guichon, Kamloops, B.C. Of interest to cattle ranchers is a breeding program being carried on in the herd of the Guichon Cattle Co., Quilchena, B.C. to cut down on mortality at calving time of yearling-bred heifers. It has always been the unavoidable practice of this ranch to breed yearling heifers but, as may […] Read more

Saskatchewan Forage Council gets new director

NewsMakers from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Adrienne Hanson is the new executive director of the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) replacing Leanna Rousell. Hanson and her family custom graze 400 pairs on their fourth-generation cattle operation near Langbank in southeast Saskatchewan. Her work background includes positions with PFRA, Western Beef Development Center, the livestock division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and a […] Read more

Set your grazing strategy early

Grazing: News Roundup from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Weather is unpredictable, so developing a grazing strategy for the rest of the season is an important tool. Beef, forage, and livestock specialists at Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AF) recently offered some thoughts on the factors that producers should keep in mind when formulating a plan. “May and June are typically Alberta’s wetter months, so […] Read more

History: Cattle, Then and Now!

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle, Then and Now! By Florence Gates, High Point, Sask. ”Twas in mid-November, 1907, that Les Giauque and Henry Kohnke left the Elbow, at the South Saskatchewan River, with a drive of as fine a herd of four-year-old steers as will be seen anywhere. Ninety-eight head of them there were, to be delivered to Duck […] Read more

BSE class-action suit takes another step

Legal: News Roundup from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The BSE class-action lawsuit against the federal government launched on behalf of producers that was moving toward a possible trial date last fall is still moving through the courts. Duncan Boswell, a senior partner with Gowling WLG in Toronto, says an amended litigation plan was approved by the court on April 30 and offers hope […] Read more

To tackle a plant pathogen, get the ID right first

Forages: News Roundup from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

With more advanced equipment and technology, experts like Dr. Sarah Hambleton from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) continue to refine our understanding of different plants and fungi. A recent case in point occurred when Hambleton, whose specialty is identifying fungi, and in particular rust, was sent a sample of contaminated switchgrass from Ontario to identify […] Read more

History: Alberta’s Grazing Policy

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock Members of the Western Stock Growers’ Association in Convention recently in Lethbridge listened with great attention to Alberta’s Minister of Lands and Forests review the Province’s grazing policy over a six year period or since its inauguration January 1st, 1945. The Minister, who incidentally stands in high favor with the stockmen, not […] Read more