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History: S. M. Mace and his Anxiety 4th Herefords

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

S. M. Mace and his Anxiety 4th Herefords By Bert Sheppard, Longview, Alta. ‘E. A. Cartwright, early day cattleman of the D Ranch, Pekisko, past president of the Western Stock Growers’ Association and friend and admirer of S. M. Mace since they first met in 1902, had intended to write this article. Frank Watt of […] Read more

Impossible Beef on display in a grocery store. Impossible Foods recently launched its pork-alternative products to further its long-term goal to replace all meat, dairy and fish products.

Impossible Foods launches new product

Food: News Roundup from the February 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, Impossible Foods moved beyond the beef market, launching new plant protein products to compete with pork and sausage. Impossible Sausage, which is made from the California-based company’s Impossible Pork, will roll out first as a breakfast sandwich at Burger King locations. “Pork is arguably one […] Read more


History: The “Air Beef” Scheme in Northwest Australia

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The “Air Beef” Scheme in Northwest Australia By R. W. Blake, Canadian Agricultural Secretary, Melbourne, Australia ‘In the Kimberley district of northwest Australia, a scheme has been under way for the past three years whereby cattle from the isolated ranches of the interior are slaughtered locally and the beef is freighted out by plane to […] Read more

History: Grant MacEwan appointed General Manager

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Grant MacEwan appointed General Manager By Kenneth Coppock The Western Section of the National Council of Canadian Beef Producers announced on May 13th the appointment of J.W.G. MacEwan as General Manager of the Section. Mr. MacEwan will assume his duties on July 1st. This should be met with acclaim by all segments of the beef […] Read more


Among the biggest changes were the amalgamation of zones in the province.

Alberta Beef Producers to streamline organization

Associations: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Changes are underway at the Alberta Beef Producers after the association held its AGM in early December. Delegates passed several resolutions designed to reduce costs and better engage grass-roots members after members rejected a proposal to make the group’s check-off non-refundable in 2018. Among the biggest changes were the amalgamation of the zones, creating five […] Read more

Agricutural-plastic recycling pilot running in Alberta

Environment: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Alberta producers stockpiling plastic twine and grain bags now have some options. The Alberta Ag-Plastic Recycle It pilot is a three-year program, funded by the provincial government and administered by the Alberta Beef Producers. Producers can drop off plastic at 20 collection sites around the province. Details on collection sites are online at the Collection […] Read more


Cattle bale grazing in central Saskatchewan.


Tips for bale grazing

Feeding: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bale grazing not only helps keep cows fat and sassy over the winter, but can also improve areas with low fertility and reduce yardage costs. Research studies in Saskatchewan and Alberta have found higher forage production on bale-grazed sites than control sites with no bale grazing, the Beef Cattle Research Council notes in Extended Grazing, […] Read more

Janelle Smith talks about her research during the LFCE’s field day last June. 


Agribition donates $100,000 to Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence

Research: News Roundup from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition is contributing $100,000 over the next decade to the University of Saskatchewan’s Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence (LFCE), the largest and most comprehensive centre of its kind in Canada. The funding partnership will see Agribition sponsor the annual field day for producers at the new research facility in Clavet, Sask., as […] Read more


History: Mrs. James McKinnon — Pioneer

Reprinted from the December 1946 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mrs. James McKinnon — Pioneer By T.L Shepherd, West Plains, Sask. The life of Mrs. Jim McKinnon is a page of the fast changing History of Western Canada. Born Catherine McRae, on a smaller farm four miles from Teeswater, Ontario, she came to Manitoba at the early age of two years. Her parents loaded their […] Read more

Sherri Grant.

Grant named ‘Celebrating Women in Agriculture’ honouree

NewsMakers from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

BMO and Canadian Western Agribition have named Sherri Grant as the BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree. Grant and her husband ranch near Val Marie, Sask. Grant has written a children’s book titled Where Beef Comes From, developed an educational website (beefeducation.ca) and leads the beef component of Agribition’s ag education program. Grant also raises […] Read more