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Canadian Western Agribition plans return to a full show in 2021

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

Canadian Western Agribition announced its 2020 results at its annual general meeting recently, reporting an operational loss of $773,989 attributed entirely to the postponement of the 2020 show due to COVID-19. In 2020 Agribition introduced more than a dozen online programs including the Agribition Evolution Series, Canada’s first- ever multi-breed virtual cattle show. Agribition’s new […] Read more

Condolences to the Knight family

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

We are sad to share the news that John Knight passed away in March of this year.  Knight was raised on the family farm east of Strathmore, Alta. where he began his lifetime passion with livestock. As a young man he trained horses, drove teams and began his cattle career as a member of the […] Read more


Earlier this spring, provincial and federal governments agreed to remove the reference margin limit for producers enrolled in AgriStability.

AgriStability enrolment deadline approaches, while beef sector pushes for more change

News Roundup, from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As the application deadline looms for AgriStability, national and provincial cattle groups are encouraging producers to take another look at the program while pushing for more improvements.  Earlier this spring, provincial and federal governments agreed to remove the reference margin limit for producers enrolled in the program, retroactive to 2020. They also extended the application […] Read more

Record Charolais bull sales

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

Charolais bull sales set 40-year records this season, as reported in the May issue of the Charolais Banner magazine.  “The fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 bull sales recorded the highest average ever in the 40 years we have been compiling these results,” states publisher Helge By. “This indicates to me that Charolais were […] Read more


“I think that it’s so important that we have diverse ideas coming to agriculture and that we make spaces for young people to thrive and succeed.” – Fawn Jackson, Director of Policy and International Relations, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.

The beef industry’s voice in Ottawa

In representing producers on the national and global stage, Fawn Jackson has blended her passion for agriculture and politics into a rewarding career. She credits mentorship for a big part of her success

Fawn Jackson knows firsthand the power of mentorship in helping youth in agriculture succeed. She speaks warmly of the people who made a difference along her career path, and she’s an advocate for taking advantage of opportunities to learn from others at every stage of the game. “For me, mentorship has been such a key […] Read more

Ryan Boyd and his daughter Piper during a farm media tour in the fall of 2018.

Nuffield report on grazing ruminants now available

The report, authored by Manitoba farmer Ryan Boyd, shares insights into regenerative agriculture, carbon sequestration, and how mixed farms can operate in financially and environmentally sustainable ways.

Manitoba farmer Ryan Boyd has completed his international study on incorporating livestock into farming systems and compiled his learnings in a report titled Grazing Ruminants: A Long-Term Solution to Agriculture Profitability, Productivity and Climate Change. Boyd is the recipient of a 2019 Canadian Nuffield Agricultural Scholarship. Nuffield Canada awards multiple $15,000 scholarships yearly to support […] Read more


CCA reports: Being part of the climate change solution

CCA reports: Being part of the climate change solution

From the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

As we look to the future, we know that our industry has an important role to play in being part of the solution for climate change. That’s why, building on the five-year goals that were outlined in the 2020-24 National Beef Strategy, the Canadian beef industry has now identified a suite of ambitious 10-year goals […] Read more

Chop Steakhouse and Bar is the first full-service restaurant to offer steaks certified sustainable to the standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

Chop Steakhouse beefs up certified sustainable menu options

A Canadian restaurant chain that declares itself “obsessed with steak” has become the first full-service restaurant to offer steaks certified sustainable to the standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB). Chop Steakhouse and Bar sources 100 per cent Canadian beef. Its certified sustainable steaks follow the Chop Burger, which was certified sustainable […] Read more


Condolences to the family of Brian Lee

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

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Brian Lee of Hollee Limousin from Janetville, Ont. Lee played an important role in the Limousin breed, taking on leadership roles at both the provincial and national level, including serving as Canadian Limousin Association president. He enjoyed showing cattle and served as the Limousin […] Read more

Shipwheel Cattle Feeders is the recipient of Alltech Canada's Planet of Plenty award (see below). Seen here are Andrea Stroeve-Sawa and family.

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, Shipwheel Cattle Feeders awarded for sustainability

NewsMakers from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Laura Code works as the beef and livestock industry specialist for the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. Her love of agriculture started at a young age on her family’s mixed farm on Vancouver Island and while going through 4-H. Code graduated from the University of Guelph with a bachelor of science in agriculture. […] Read more


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