2020 Purebred Charolais Breeder of the Year for Saskatchewan

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

Left to right: Kylie, Kaden, Gary, Tami, Donna, Mark, Jorja, Wade, Cynthia and Mason Beck.

The Saskatchewan Charolais Association has named Beck Farms the 2020 Breeder of the Year. Beck Farms is a family-operated mixed farm outside of Milestone, Sask. The family got its start in the Charolais breed when Wade, Mark and Jill purchased four Charolais heifers to show in 4-H in 1987.

The Charolais tradition continues with the third generation of the family consistently showing Charolais and Charolais-influenced animals in 4-H, the Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and jackpot shows. In 2021, they will calve 240 purebred Charolais cows. The Beck family also hosts a bull sale on the farm the last Wednesday of February each year.

Congratulations to the Beck family! 

About the author

National account manager

Mike Millar

As National account manager for Canadian Cattlemen, I work with all major accounts including equipment manufacturers, ad agency's and national breed associations. When I'm not busy working and promoting Canadian Cattlemen magazine, my family and I are running a purebred herd of Simmental cattle at Grandora, Sask.

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