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 Crowfoot 4-H Club. His passion for horses was evident at every parade and show he attended, including the Calgary Stampede. 

Knight raised his family on a mixed farm east of Chestermere Lake. He was actively involved in all aspects of 4-H his entire life, from being a 4-H member himself to watching his kids and grandkids go through the program. Knight raised purebred Limousin cattle for 30 years and enjoyed operating the Canadian Limousin Bull Test Station for 10 years. He also enjoyed showing his cattle at numerous shows across Alberta. He was a long-time volunteer with the Calgary Stampede, serving on various committees for more than 30 years. 

He will be remembered as a great cattleman and farmer who passed on his wealth of knowledge and great work ethic to his family. He was most proud of his family and all of their accomplishments. Our condolences to the friends and family of John Knight. 

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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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