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History: A Territories Shepherd – Part 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 4 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘Sometime in November of 1901 I was moved into the ranch at Gull Lake and Burnett was moved to a camp about four miles south of Gull Lake. There was a lot of hay put up at that camp. A man with […] Read more

History: Bouncing Buster

Reprinted from the July 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bouncing Buster By Guy Weadick During the spring Horse Show at Calgary last April, probably the most discussed horse, in general conversation, was “Bouncing Buster,” the veteran, tried and true, grand old high jumping horse who as always was one of the outstanding stars of the show. More than one of his admirers asked the […] Read more


History: On the death of Murray Cyril Caspell

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘The Cayley district of Southern Alberta lost a highly esteemed neighbor on Feb. 1, in the death of Murray Caspell, a pioneer farmer and rancher in the district. Born in St. Mary’s, Ontario in 1895, he came west to the Cayley district with his parents in 1904. His father took up farming and ranching operations […] Read more

History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 3 Reprinted with the permission of the Tanners’ Council of America ‘We have briefly traced the history of leather through the ages and witnessed the transition of leather making from a handicraft into a great modern industry. Like other industries which supply the fundamental […] Read more


History: Tepees

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Tepees By John Laurie, Calgary, Alta. ‘Believe it or not, there was a time when few Indians had painted tepees and the right to a painted tepee was jealously guarded. As late as the 1900’s, it was difficult to obtain such a tepee except in fulfillment of a vow and the ceremony of transfer was […] Read more

History: Horses where they’re needed

Reprinted from the May 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By J.W.G. MacEwan Canada’s horse population, according to recent figures, stands at 1,700,000 head. That’s an average roughly, of 21/2 horses per farm or a little less than the equivalent of two work horses and a saddle horse for every Canadian farm. It makes strange contrast with the 3,610,494 head recorded in the census of […] Read more


History: Highway Liability Case Important

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

‘Last fall in anticipation of a storm of which he has been forewarned by radio, E. R. Higley of the Langdon district undertook to move his cattle from pasture across the public Highway to the shelter of his farm yard. A truck belonging to the Polar Aerated Water Works Ltd., of Calgary crashed into two […] Read more

History: Modern Horse Training – Pt. 4

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Modern Horse Training – Pt. 4 By Jack Sproule, Calgary, Alta. ‘Last month we left our pupil at the stage of teaching the resisting and more difficult horse to back. If he did not start to back with pressing on his chest the best thing to do is to start training as though he did […] Read more


Our cover image, and history profile subject, W. A. Crawford-Frost, from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen.

History: Breeder Brings Fame to Canada

Reprinted from the April 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Breeder Brings Fame to Canada By Chas C. Clark, High River, Alta. ‘When W. A. Crawford-Frost of Nanton says “I have always concentrated on the Calgary bull sale as being of paramount importance” there is perhaps more than a little touch of sentiment in this observation, because his boyhood impressions of Alberta were linked to […] Read more

History: Roll back U.S. Cattle Prices

Reprinted from the June 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Kenneth Coppock The United States government in its fight against inflation has initiated a policy designed to roll back prices of live cattle to approximately pre-Korean levels. In view of the fact that the U.S. market for live cattle is the main price-determining factor for surplus cattle production in Canada the new policy is […] Read more