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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

Cow with Johne's disease.

Saskatchewan’s Johne’s Surveillance Program renewed

Animal Health: News Roundup from the October 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan’s Johne’s Disease Surveillance Program, administered by the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA), has been renewed for another five years with funding from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) program. The Ministry of Agriculture developed the surveillance and control program for Saskatchewan cattle in the fall of 2013 but funding ran out under Growing Forward 2 […] Read more


Manitoba Beef elects its new president, Orr appointed new general manager of Manitoba Beef and Forage Initiatives

NewsMakers from the October 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Tom Teichroeb was elected president of the Manitoba Beef Producers during a special meeting of the board of directors in late August necessitated by the resignation of president Ben Fox to campaign for the Conservative nomination in the federal riding of Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa. Teichroeb had been vice-president and was serving as interim president up until […] Read more

History: Horses where they’re needed

Reprinted from the May 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By J.W.G. MacEwan Canada’s horse population, according to recent figures, stands at 1,700,000 head. That’s an average roughly, of 21/2 horses per farm or a little less than the equivalent of two work horses and a saddle horse for every Canadian farm. It makes strange contrast with the 3,610,494 head recorded in the census of […] Read more


History: Highway Liability Case Important

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘Last fall in anticipation of a storm of which he has been forewarned by radio, E. R. Higley of the Langdon district undertook to move his cattle from pasture across the public Highway to the shelter of his farm yard. A truck belonging to the Polar Aerated Water Works Ltd., of Calgary crashed into two […] Read more

History: Modern Horse Training – Pt. 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training – Pt. 4 By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta. ‘Last month we left our pupil at the stage of teaching the resisting and more difficult horse to back. If he did not start to back with pressing on his chest the best thing to do is to start training as though he did […] Read more


The CLTS MOBO app is available for both Android and Apple devices.

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency app gets an upgrade

Identification: News Roundup from the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) has added optical character recognition to its Canadian Livestock Tracking System mobile app, CLTS MOBO, available for Android and Apple devices. Technology information manager Waseem Rehman, says the new OCR technology converts lists of numbers into editable, searchable data for upload to the user’s CLTS database account. Using the […] Read more

New beef researchers chosen for mentorships

NewsMakers from the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) had named four new beef researchers who will be mentored on the practical aspects of beef production by producers and industry reps over the next year. Dr. Jill Bainard is being mentored by Saskatchewan rancher Duane Thomp­son and agri-environmental specialist Sarah Som­­merfeld. Bainard is a forage ecophysiologist who studies the relationship […] Read more


Our cover image, and history profile subject, W. A. Crawford-Frost, from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen.

History: Breeder Brings Fame to Canada

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Breeder Brings Fame to Canada By Chas C. Clark, High River, Alta. ‘When W. A. Crawford-Frost of Nanton says “I have always concentrated on the Calgary bull sale as being of paramount importance” there is perhaps more than a little touch of sentiment in this observation, because his boyhood impressions of Alberta were linked to […] Read more

CBSA pilot shows steady third-quarter growth

Sustainability: News Roundup from the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Third-quarter results from the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration (CBSA) pilot prove that this program is steadily increasing its supply of sustainably raised beef. Cargill recently announced that the CBSA pilot’s third quarter saw the production of more than one million pounds of beef sourced from certified sustainable producers. This is nearly double the initial volume […] Read more