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Hereford Tour attendees study the cattle at Big Gully Farm near Maidstone, Sask.

Hereford breeders gather in Sask.

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

175 juniors from across Canada attended the national junior Hereford show — Bonanza 2019 — in Weyburn, Sask., from July 31 to August 3. Two hundred and seventy-five head were entered in the open show and were judged by Clinton Morasch. Grand Champion Female went to Emma Lees with GLENLEES 27C REVA 32F and the […] Read more

Chancey Guichon is the inaugural recipient of the James Hargrave Legacy Foundation award. Photo credit: Mona Howe

Coming Up in Canadian Cattlemen: Oct 21, 2019

A sneak peek at the Oct. 2019 issue of the magazine.

“In the cattle industry, the successes of the present and future innovations are often closely linked to past experience,” writes Mona Howe in her cover story on the James Hargrave Legacy Foundation Award. This month marks the two-year anniversary of Hargrave’s passing, a tremendous loss to his family, community and the industry. Howe writes about […] Read more


Canadian Limousin Association members elected their board of directors this summer at their AGM in Sask­atoon (l. to r.): Laura Ecklund (interim GM), Carey Hirschfeld (director), Cody Miller (treasurer), Dan Darling (director), Wayne Burgess (vice-president), Matthew Heleniak (director), Erin Kishkan (past president), Amanda Matthews-Haywood (president). Missing: Joe Cooper and Mike Geddes.

Limousin breeders elect board of directors

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association is excited to have Amanda Matthews-Haywood of Bragg Creek, Alta., serve as president. She represents a family history of board involvement and is the third generation of Highland Stock Farms to be elected as president of the CLA. The first was her grandfather, Donald C. Matthews, in 1981, followed by her […] Read more

Nearly 70 members from across Canada, plus two from the U.S., attended the Young Canadian Simmental Association’s National Classic in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., in August.

News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic was held in August at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Here are a few highlights from the show: Champion Open Female – OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (see below) Champion Open Bull – IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G (see below) Champion Bred and Owned Female – JCLS FLEK OF GOLD Champion Commercial […] Read more


This past year has seen a number of incidents involving animal activists trespassing onto farms in an attempt to “liberate” livestock from producers.

Comment: Stealing a pig is not heroic

Usually fall elicits thoughts of seasonal chores such as moving the cow herd home or weaning calves. Feedlots and auction marts are gearing up for the fall calf run and we’re all thinking about winter. But this year, some in the livestock sector are weighing the likelihood of vegan activists trespassing onto their operation and […] Read more

Hay is likely to be expensive in many areas this year due to weather.

Penciling out economics of winter cattle feeding

Feeding: News Roundup from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Drought took its toll on many hay fields, while others were so wet that producers struggled to get a dry bale. For many beef producers on both ends of the spectrum, the result is high-cost feed. Ted Nibourg, a farm business management specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Food, outlined some of the economic factors producers […] Read more


CCA Reports: CCA talks trade, climate and business risk management

From the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As the leaves begin to turn and cattle return from summer pasture, I find myself reflecting on the productive summer we have had at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The highlight was the fourth annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) that welcomed over 640 registrants from across Canada and around the globe to Calgary. The […] Read more

The CRSB’s Certified Sustainable Beef Framework sets out the standards for sustainable beef production that must be met by both producers and processors to become certified.

Centennial Foodservice to provide Certified Sustainable beef

One of Western Canada’s leading foodservice retailers announces its completion of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef’s Chain of Custody audit.

A leading Canadian retailer specializing in protein is the latest to pledge its commitment to providing customers with certified sustainable Canadian beef. Centennial Foodservice is now certified to source sustainably raised beef to the foodservice sector in both Western Canada and the Greater Toronto area, having completed the Chain of Custody audit requirements through the […] Read more


Live cattle futures prices plummeted in the week after Tyson plant fire.

Tyson Foods fire creates ripple effect in cattle markets

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay

The North American cattle and beef industry has endured “weather” and BSE-related markets but never a “fire” market such as resulted from the fire at Tyson Foods’ Holcomb, Kansas plant on August 9. The fire took out more than 30,000 head per week of capacity for several months. The loss is most directly having an […] Read more

A new film highlights the role of beef production in conserving grasslands.

First screening of Guardians of the Grasslands sparks conversation and hope

New film focuses on the role that cattle play in the survival of the Canadian grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems on earth.

A new film about a Canadian landscape under constant threat is sharing a positive message about the role of beef production. Guardians of the Grasslands, a short documentary on the vital role of cattle in conserving Canada’s native prairie, premiered to a receptive audience in Calgary on October 3. Featuring young ranchers and conservationists, the […] Read more


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