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History: A fur trading post renews its youth

Reprinted from the July 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A fur trading post renews its youth By Mrs. Anna Speight Situated 100 miles south and 60 miles west of Edmonton is a village better known than any other place of its size in Canada. Long before Edmonton and Calgary were established many trails led to Rocky Mountain House. In 1790, the first white man, […] Read more

Charles Beil of Banff, famous cowboy sculptor in his studio.

History: The Cowboys’ Sculptor

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Cowboy Sculptor By Lyn Harrington ‘When the famous Calgary Stampede rolls round each July, ranchers and business men throughout Alberta and the surrounding countryside are milling around, finishing up this and that, preparing to take a week off for the big event. No one is busier than Charles Beil, cowboy sculptor of Banff. For […] Read more


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

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

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


History: Background to Cattle in British Columbia

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Background to Cattle in British Columbia By Grant MacEwan ‘Westward from Red River, the first agriculture of any account was at the Pacific coast. Separating the two infant communities, one at the centre of a continent and the other at the edge, were 1,500 miles of prairies and mountains, little known to any except the […] Read more

History: The Big Steer from Pibroch

Reprinted from the June 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Big Steer from Pibroch By Grant McEwan ‘There is an aura of romance about the stories of the big steers raised in those years when size and weight were more impressive than quality. There might be some doubt about what constituted quality but on the point of weight, every livery stable argument could be […] Read more


History: The Douglas Lake Cattle Company Ltd.

Reprinted from the February 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

History: The Douglas Lake Cattle Company Ltd. By L. P. Guichon, Quilchena, B.C. ‘Within the past two years the ownership of the Douglas Lake Cattle Company has passed from the hands of the descendants of one of the original founders. Much has been written about the largest ranch in Canada, about its former owners and […] Read more

History: A Paper on Freight Rates

Reprinted from the March 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Paper on Freight Rates By J. J. Frawley, Q. C., Special Counsel, Government of Alberta ‘“I didn’t originate the title of this discussion, ‘Cattlemen should be concerned with rising freight rates’ but I think it is appropriate, when one considers that since April 1st, 1948, freight rates in Canada have increased 70%. The Western […] Read more