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BCRC mentorship participants announced

NewsMakers from the October 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Beef Cattle Research Council announced the participants in its 2021-22 Beef Researcher Mentorship program. The program pairs each researcher with two leaders in the beef industry, in a bid to inform researchers of industry needs and encourage a practical, solutions-based approach to sharing findings. Dr. Gleise Medeiros da Silva is the new BCRC Hays […] Read more

History: Progeny Testing

Reprinted from the August 1953 edition of Canadian Cattlemen

Progeny TestingBy Dick Beamish, Lethbridge, Alta. ‘First year of a test designed to help stockmen weed inefficient units from their production lines was completed in July at Lethbridge’s Dominion Experimental Station. Results of the performance testing experiment were given at a field day on the station July 16 attended by 200 stockmen, scientists and journalists […] Read more


History: Horned Cow Herds on the Range

Reprinted from the June 1953 edition of Canadian Cattlemen

Horned Cow Herds on the Range By Bert Sheppard, Longview, Alberta Two major influences from different parts of the earth converged to form and mould the pioneer beef cattle industry in Alberta. Our horsemanship, riding gear and methods of handling cattle were the first to arrive, originating in Mexico, spreading into Texas and ever northward […] Read more

VIDEO: Breeding corn for cows, not combines

VIDEO: Breeding corn for cows, not combines

Driving down the road you’d be hard-pressed to distinguish the difference between a grain or silage corn crop, but your cow surely knows the difference when it comes to nutrition and digestibility. In this video, Tyler Russell of NorthStar Genetics talks about what traits are important to cattle and to the producers who harvest the […] Read more



History: Cosley, Trapper and Guide Extraordinary, Pt. 1

Reprinted from the August 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cosley, Trapper and Guide Extraordinary, Pt. 1By Julia Nelson, Mountain View, Alberta ‘After an eight-day search through the northern wilds of Saskatchewan, Constable J. McLeod and his Indian guide entered a trappers’ log cabin 400 miles north of Prince Albert. This was on October 12, 1944. They found that Joe Clarence Cosley had dramatized his […] Read more


VIDEO: Collecting feed samples for testing

VIDEO: Collecting feed samples for testing

Getting a representative feed sample of what your cattle are eating is essential due to this year’s drought conditions. In particular, you should be mindful of high nitrate levels that may have accumulated in forages from plant stress. In this video, Jenay Werle with Saskatchewan Agriculture shows where to place your cut for a proper […] Read more

Susan Hamilton, Holly Sparrow, Evan Chaffe and Jessica Sperber.

CCA announces CYL finalists, award given for outstanding research and innovation

NewsMakers from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has announced the 2021 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) finalists. Finalists from B.C. include Julia Flinton (Williams Lake), Amanda Miller (Lumby) and Janine Rubin (Rose Prairie). CYL finalists from Alberta include Diane Van Essen (Picture Butte), Nikki Olson (Red Deer County), Rheanne Ritchie (Didsbury), Laura Macrae (Westlock), Tia Schram (Bruderheim) and Melissa […] Read more


History: Pulling Horses

Reprinted from the July 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Pulling HorsesBy N.G. Stanford, Rosemary, Alta. ‘Whenever “pulling horses” are mentioned I recall with some nostalgia my first experience with horses drawing heavy loads. First, because of the remorse I felt at the time and second, because my father’s admonition to me was worthy of the wisdom of Confucius and may help many young people, […] Read more