History: New grazing lease policies discussed at SSGA convention

Reprinted from the July 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Saskatchewan Stock Growers Hold Annual Convention
By Grant MacEwan

‘In the final moments of the Fortieth Annual Convention, Saskatchewan Stock Growers’ Association, held at Shaunavon, James Michell, Battle Creek, was elected president to succeed F. L. Bettis, Maple Creek, who presided at the recent meetings. Ben Jahnke, Main Centre, became the first vice-president and John Minor, Jr., Abbey, second vice-president. Rain and mud may have reduced attendance slightly but the convention was considered well attended and the rains that muddied up the roads were responsible for the best June grass that many cattlemen in south western Saskatchewan could remember and optimism prevailed.’

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