Canadian Angus Association announces board

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

The Canadian Angus Association elected directors and executives at its recent annual general meeting. Sheldon Kyle of Redvers, Sask., moved from president-elect to president. Shawn Birmingham of Brandon, Man., moved into the past president position, and Graham McLean of Watford, Ont. was chosen as president-elect. 

Incoming directors include Doug Munton and Harold Reich in Alberta and Rob Garner in Saskatchewan. Retiring directors Brian Geis in Alberta and Mike Howe in Saskatchewan as well as past president and Alberta director Bob Hahn were recognized and thanked for their contributions. 

Highlights from 2020 include:

  • Ending the year with a net surplus of revenue over expenses of $426,753, an increase of $205,000 over 2019 and only two years after a financial loss in 2018.
  • Expenses reduced by $322,000 through a combination of finding efficiencies and cancelled and postponed programming.
  • CAA’s new annual publication, Angus Life, generated $240,000 in new revenue in 2020 and 2021. Revenue was reinvested in CAA member programs.
  • 2020 saw a new focus on consumer education and outreach.
  • CAA launched a new website, new traits and economic index, plus the new Ringside App to ensure CAA members are up to speed on activity as it happens. 

The AGM was recorded and is available for viewing on the Canadian Angus Association’s YouTube channel

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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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