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History: Barney has an eye for cattle

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Barney has an eye for cattle By Lyn Harrington, Toronto, Ont. Newest and probably oldest of the Alberta Brand Inspectors is that 69-year-young feller, James “Barney” Crockett of Medicine Hat. After nearly 20 years of service as Special Constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Barney retired last year. Quick as they could manage it, […] Read more


History: Cattle Imports

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle Imports: With Your Editor By Kenneth Coppock ‘In the early days of the commencement of the cattle industry in Canada it was customary for the ranchers to proceed as far south as Texas, assemble herds of cattle and bring them to Canada. The foundation for many western herds was laid by importations from “across […] Read more

History: “Kid” White, N Bar N Cowhand

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

“Kid” White, N Bar N Cowhand By Guy Weadick ‘During recent years the deluge of so-called “cowboy” songs, on the radio and screen as well as upon other programs, presented by folks attired in cowboy garb, sometimes accompanied by “cowboy” orchestra and bands has had a field day, not to mention the many recordings made […] Read more


History: The Saga of a First Settler…

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saga of a First Settler… By C. H. Strout They’ve struck oil on the Old Homestead. Far below the ruins of the first log cabin, the half-century-old white poplars and the balm of Gilead, the willows, the wild rose bushes and vetch, they’ve tapped another basin of the magic fluid. It’s the first in […] Read more

History: Foot and Mouth Disease in Saskatchewan

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Foot and Mouth Disease in Saskatchewan By Dr. D. T. Childs, Veterinary Director General of Canada ‘The manner or means by which foot and mouth disease was introduced into Saskatchewan his not been definitely established. In that connection, diligent investigation does not indicate the disease was introduced with imported susceptible animals. However, considering the nature […] Read more


History: Water Development and the Cattle Industry

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Water Development and the Cattle Industry By L. B. Thomson, Director, P.F.R.A. ‘Twenty-seven years ago, the Western Stock Growers’ Association, along with the Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, constituted a delegation in requesting the Government of Canada to undertake measures to improve the grasslands of Western Canada. At the same time it was requested that methods […] Read more

History: Calmness in Adversity

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calmness in adversity By Kenneth Coppock On Monday morning, February 25th, 1952, it was officially announced by Ottawa that the disease reported on the Regina plains had been established as the dreaded Foot and Mouth disease of cattle. That was a “blue” Monday for Canada’s cattle industry — never before had the industry been touched […] Read more


History: Economics & Cattle Ranching Changing

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Economics & Cattle Ranching Changing By Mont S. Saunderson ‘Recently at a meeting of the American Society of Range Management, I was having a pleasant visit with Mr. J. A. “Scotty” Campbell, of your Alberta Department of Lands and Forests. Somehow the conversation got around to the subject of how we might exchange more western […] Read more

History: Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts

Reprinted from the January 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Road Accident Leads to Arrest After Years of Thefts By H. T. Halliwell, Macleod, Alta.  The most surprising development of cattle rustling in Southern Alberta, whereby thefts extending over a year had baffled police, was the discovery that an heretofore entirely unsuspected local man, owner of Macleod Apiaries, 34-year-old Ernest Wybrants-Maunsell, was the criminal who […] Read more