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A beef-industry worker grades a carcass. Canada and the U.S. produce the highest-quality beef in the world and more than any other nation.

North America’s high-quality beef

Prime Cuts with Steve Kay

The Canadian and U.S. beef industries have much in common. In fact, their markets for both cattle and beef are more highly integrated than anywhere else in the world. They have another thing in common that no other beef-producing country has. They produce the highest-quality beef in the world and more than any other nation.  […] Read more

Keith Gilmore Foundation offers scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many scholarships are available for 2021 from the Keith Gilmore Foundation. These are specifically tailored for youth in the beef industry with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and are available for college, university and post-graduate studies. Please visit the Keith Gilmore Foundation website for more information. Entries close soon so get your applications in […] Read more

Talking about the best-case scenario for the business can foster optimism and enthusiasm.

Talking about farm finances

It’s not easy to talk about money, but it’s a necessary conversation for farming and ranching families

Communicating about difficult topics is something all of us struggle with, and one of those difficult topics is finances. Many studies cite finances as one of the top stressors in relationships. Those of us in agriculture are not immune to this challenge. “Emotion is definitely number one of the barriers to farmers talking about finances. […] Read more

Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.

Photo: Canada Beef Inc.

CCA Reports: Leading the conversation on environment

From the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

When I walk around the hilly countryside of our family ranch southwest of Calgary and watch the spring thaw melting away winter’s grip, I always think of this time of year as a new beginning. The time has never been more right to start anew and tell our good-news story of modern cattle production. There […] Read more

World Charolais shows goes virtual

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 World Charolais Congress in Australia, and the 2021 Charolais World Technical Conference in the Czech Republic, were cancelled. In response, Charolais Charbray International are holding a worldwide virtual show in 2021.  There are three divisions in the competition: Full French, Purebred and Charbray, with five age categories for both females and […] Read more

(File photo by Dave Bedard)

Meat plant workers on deck for COVID-19 vaccination

The beef supply chain likely breathed a collective sigh of relief with news that Cargill plans to hold an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for workers at its High River plant around April 20. With the rise of variants across the country, moves to vaccinate meat plant workers can’t come too soon. The Canadian Meat Council […] Read more

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch’s 51st “Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale”

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Creech families held their 51st annual production sale at the ranch north of Lloyd- minster on February 6, 2021. Cold weather aside, the sale was well-attended and bidding was spirited. Bulls and females sold to seven Canadian provinces and four American states. Both commercial and registered breeders acquired Hill 70 Quantock bulls across seven […] Read more

A coal mine in a mountain area of Alberta.

Selenium from open-pit coal mining may pose downstream risk to ag

Potential of selenium pollution in Alberta’s major watersheds a threat to agriculture and others downstream, say livestock nutritionist and conservationist

The effects of selenium pollution in rivers near open-pit coal mines can be felt hundreds of kilometres downstream, says a conservation organization.  In studying the impacts of open-pit coal mining in B.C.’s Elk Valley, Lars Sander-Green has seen how selenium leaching from four metallurgical coal mines contaminated the local drinking water supply and devastated fish […] Read more


Canadian bull wins big at Oklahoma

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to HAROLDSON’S UNITED 33D 36G on winning Grand Champion polled Hereford bull and Supreme Champion bull at the 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. He is the first bull calf to ever be selected for the Top 10 Bull Lineup at Canadian Western Agribition, then go on to win the Polled Hereford Show at […] Read more

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