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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

History: Readying the Homestead

Reprinted from the July 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By P.W. Luce Half a century ago, when the Federal government was going all out to bring immigrants to Canada, and the western provinces were vying with each other to get settlers in the empty spaces, the great inducement dangled before the newcomer was a homestead. One hundred and sixty acres of virgin land, free, […] Read more


History: The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 2

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Romance of Leather and Its Importance to Mankind – Pt. 2 Reprinted through the courtesy of the Tanners’ Council of America ‘When America was discovered, the settlers found the Indians well versed in the art of tanning. They used the leather for many purposes, chiefly for clothing, tents and canoes (although they also made […] Read more

History: A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A Territories’ Shepherd – Part 3 By J. F. MacCallum, Swift Current, Sask. ‘That lambing season of 1901 was certainly a good one. The weather was good, and we had no losses, but from my experience in later years, I know that in the Canadian West sheepmen must have some shelter for lambing, but, apparently, […] Read more



History: Rufus, the Outlaw

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rufus the Outlaw By Senator F. W. Gershaw ‘This is an outline of Colonel Steele’s story about one of the finest looking horses that ever served in the North West Mounted Police Force. Seventeen hands high he stood, and in every way he was a Goliath among the broncs on the Western plains. Because none […] Read more


History: Breeding yearling heifers to Angus bulls pays off

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

By Urban Guichon, Kamloops, B.C. Of interest to cattle ranchers is a breeding program being carried on in the herd of the Guichon Cattle Co., Quilchena, B.C. to cut down on mortality at calving time of yearling-bred heifers. It has always been the unavoidable practice of this ranch to breed yearling heifers but, as may […] Read more

History: Cattle, Then and Now!

Reprinted from the March 1951 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattle, Then and Now! By Florence Gates, High Point, Sask. ”Twas in mid-November, 1907, that Les Giauque and Henry Kohnke left the Elbow, at the South Saskatchewan River, with a drive of as fine a herd of four-year-old steers as will be seen anywhere. Ninety-eight head of them there were, to be delivered to Duck […] Read more