VIDEO: Canada’s Agriculture Day Celebration in Ottawa

Members of the agricultural community gathered in Ottawa and in 200 events around the country to Celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on Feb. 16, 2017. In this video, Cam Choquette (student), Lane Stockbrugger (farmer) and Michael Hoffort (FCC CEO) share their experiences of the day.


History: Old Cow-Wagon Days

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Old Cow-Wagon Days By E. J. (Bud) Cotton, 2022 – 27th St. S.W., Calgary, Alta. ‘The summer of 1909 found us with our chuck wagon drifting a herd of beef steers among the coulees and flats of the Kneehill and Rosebud creeks in Alberta. We had picked the herd up early that spring from the […] Read more



Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence director to retire

Newsmakers from the February 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Marty Carpenter, the director of the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence at Canada Beef in Calgary is set to retire March 1. He received his Certified Chefs de Cuisine designation in 1991 but for the past 23 years his career has focused totally on marketing Canadian beef with the Alberta Beef Producers, the Beef Information […] Read more


History: Calgary – the Heart of the West

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calgary – the Heart of the West By Lorne Stout, Calgary, Alta. ‘Seventy-five years! Just a life span for a man, and for a City. Calgary this Summer marking its 75th birthday, ranks as one of the youngest cities on the continent, but has attained a prominence far outreaching its age or size. Heart of […] Read more



History: Harry Garfield Minor, 1881-1949

Reprinted from the June 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Harry Garfield Minor, 1881-1949 ‘The life-story of Harry Minor would not be complete without telling of his love and great respect for horses. In the early 1900’s he had a horse named Frank. Frank was one of a two car shipment of horses which the Minors shipped from Nebraska when they came to Canada. There were […] Read more


ABP focused on checkoff and TB

Associations: News Roundup from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

For three days in early December Alberta Beef Producers’ (ABP) delegates debated resolutions passed at their district fall meetings related to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), carbon tax and sequestration, industry funding and collaboration, and electoral structure. “The resolutions that were carried will provide clear direction to ABP as we move into 2017,” said […] Read more



History: Rodeo reminiscences

Reprinted from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rodeo reminiscences By Harvey Hanson, Balzac, Alta. ‘With the opening of sales of Calgary Stampede tickets to the public on February 1st and looking over my tickets, my thoughts go back to a stampede in Alberta thirty-six years ago that was not much heralded, was hardly heard of and was not sponsored by the “Big […] Read more


CFIA wants producer feedback

Policy: News Roundup from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

If you want a say in how the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is modernizing its regulations, here’s your chance. The 75-day comment period on the Health of Animals Regulations covering humane transport ends February 15. The discussion paper and online survey on proposals for “a new approach for truthful and not-misleading food labelling” is open […] Read more



History: Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 2)

Abridged from the May 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Edwin Aubrey Cartwright of the D Ranch (Part 2) By Guy Weadick, High River, Alta. The 86 ranch was established in the middle ’80s when George Lane, then range boss for the Bar U outfit, staked out his homestead along the banks of Pekisko Creek, hired a couple of men to get out logs and […] Read more


B.C. ranch officially named a Century Farm

Newsmakers from the January 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Nanton rancher/feeder Bob Lowe was re-elected to a second term as chair of the Alberta Beef Producers at the association’s annual meeting in Calgary last month. Rejoining him on the executive is vice-chair Roland Cailliau of Valleyview. New to executive is finance chair Kelly Smith-Fraser of Red Deer County. Mayerthorpe, Alta. rancher Tom Thompson of […] Read more