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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

History: Foot and mouth and floor prices

Reprinted from the May 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock The outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in Saskatchewan in late February caused the cancellation of the Regina Bull sale — which this year held forth much promise — and the postponement of the great Calgary Sale. The events at Kamloops and Edmonton went forward as scheduled and the Calgary sale was […] Read more



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