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A close up on a nutrition facts label

U.S. group views Healthy Eating Strategy labels as trade barrier

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

While all of agriculture is focused on retaining market access to the U.S. and Mexico embedded in the North American Free Trade Agreement, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) based in Washington, D.C., is just as concerned about proposed changes to Canada’s food labels. In an August 15 letter to United States Trade Representative Robert […] Read more


History: Cattle Empire

Reprinted from the September 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Lewis Nordyke A book review by Sheilagh S. Jameson Cattle Empire, the fabulous story of the 3-million acre XIT ranch of Texas, provides proof of that old maxim that “truth is stranger than fiction.” It records the history of the biggest ranch in the United States of America, of the building of the largest […] Read more



New products showcased at AIM

Equipment: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Clear blue July skies welcomed a record 409 exhibitors and 25,787 visitors to the third year of Ag in Motion near Saskatoon. Livestock Central, sponsored by BMO, forged ahead in its second year running with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture helping to put on a livestock and forage speaker series all three days, featuring Curt […] Read more


Ellen Crane named Nuffield Canada scholar

Youth: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A young leader in Canada’s beef industry has been chosen as one of four 2018 Nuffield Canada scholars. Ellen Crane of Murray Siding, N.S., is currently the general manager of the Maritime Beef Council, co-ordinator for the Verified Beef Production Plus program in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and president of the Maritime Hereford Association. […] Read more



David Francis Farm wins CCA Environmental Stewardship Award

NewsMakers from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

David and Vicki Francis and their son Bret of David Francis Farm of Lady Fane, P.E.I. are the 2017 winners of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Environmental Stewardship Award. The family has invested heavily in soil conservation on its potato and beef operation building grassed waterways, buffer zones, terraces and berms to reduce erosion. Their rotational […] Read more


a cow with Johne's disease

Johne’s found in three per cent of cows in Sask. surveillance program

Health: News Roundup from the September 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan’s Johne’s Disease Surveillance Program has been very successful in that voluntary participation by cow-calf producers has increased every year to the point where there has been a waiting list the last two years. On the flip side, it has confirmed many participants’ fears of finding positive animals. From November 2013 to March 2017, there […] Read more



History: The Outlaws of the Cariboo

Reprinted from the September 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Outlaws of the Cariboo By P. W. Luce, Vancouver, B.C. ‘Suicide Valley is the ominous name of a place four miles south of Clinton, a town of considerable importance in the gold days of the Cariboo. Some unremembered prospector hanged himself there long ago, but today the sheltered spot might well be called Double […] Read more


Saskatchewan Stock Growers sets revenue record

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

The Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association is well-known for its commitment to conserving grassland habitat for species at risk. Now it’s assisting people at risk with a Beef Drive that raised donations of animals yielding approximately 8,525 pounds of ground beef for delivery to Saskatchewan food banks since last fall, at a retail value of more […] Read more



History: The First Public Picnic and Stampede to Be Held on the Milk River in Alberta

Reprinted from the September 1950 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The First Public Picnic and Stampede to Be Held on the Milk River in Alberta By Harry C. Smith, Milk River, Alta. ‘It was while doing homestead duties in the latter part of May of 1910, in the Writing-on-Stone district, that Dean Smith, Fred Miller and I were talking one evening in the shack on […] Read more


British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association has a busy year ahead

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

Members of the British Columbia Cattlemen’s Association are facing a busy year, starting with the adjustment to a new provincial government in June, and offering assistance to producers coping with the devastation of wildfires in July. The BCCA office in Kamloops was swamped last month helping to put haulers in touch with producers needing transport […] Read more