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A new film highlights the role of beef production in conserving grasslands.

First screening of Guardians of the Grasslands sparks conversation and hope

New film focuses on the role that cattle play in the survival of the Canadian grasslands, one of the most endangered ecosystems on earth.

A new film about a Canadian landscape under constant threat is sharing a positive message about the role of beef production. Guardians of the Grasslands, a short documentary on the vital role of cattle in conserving Canada’s native prairie, premiered to a receptive audience in Calgary on October 3. Featuring young ranchers and conservationists, the […] Read more

The attendees at this Atlantic forage field day took in research updates and extension information at the AAFC Nappan Research Farm in Nova Scotia.

Record turnout at forage field day in Nova Scotia

Forage: News Roundup from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Agriculture and Agriculture Canada (AAFC) and Maritime Beef Council co-hosted an Atlantic forage field day this summer at the AAFC Nappan Research Farm, located near Amherst, Nova Scotia.  This was the third year that the event was co-hosted, and it proved to be the biggest turnout yet with 120 farmers, agriculture advisors, academics and government […] Read more


New financing option available for Sask. livestock producers

SK Livestock Finance Co-operative replaces province's Livestock Loan Guarantee Program

Sept. 24 saw the official launch of the SK Livestock Finance Co-operative Ltd. (SKLF). This new member-based co-operative is owned by Saskatchewan livestock producers and provides innovative, affordable and competitive financing options for cattle and bison producers across the province of Saskatchewan. “We are very excited to be in a position to officially launch this […] Read more

Richardson Ranch of B.C. receives Century Farm Award

NewsMakers from the October 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Hereford Association has had some new hires recently. Judy Finseth is taking the helm of the Canadian Hereford Digest. Finseth has 30 years of involvement in the Hereford industry as a breeder, manager, event organizer and volunteer. She and her husband Doug manage Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch at Okotoks, Alta. Paul Stafford is […] Read more



The first phase would see successful small businesses get up to $150,000 to refine their research.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency seeks proposals for vaccine matching

Research: News Roundup from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) seeks proposals from small businesses on developing a computer model that predicts which vaccine strain would best control foot-and-mouth disease outbreaks in cattle, sheep and swine. Foot-and-mouth is highly contagious, making it a serious threat to the agriculture industry. Viral strains can be stored in vaccine banks, but right […] Read more


Darwin Rosso and Craig Scott, on behalf of the Canadian Charolais Association, presented welcome gifts to the international delegates.

Charolais youth delegates take a trip to Hungary

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Nine young adults from Hungary, Estonia, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland and the United States participated in the Charolais Charbray International Youth Program. Canada hosted it for the second time in conjunction with the CCYA Conference and Show. The youth also visited six breeders in Saskatchewan and the Buffalo Plains Cattle Co. Feedlot. The eight-day tour […] Read more

The Gole and Sons sign still hangs at the Cowlick Minerals feed mill.

Country Junction Feeds purchases Cowlick Minerals

Country Junction Feeds has purchased Cowlick Minerals, a long-standing Alberta feed business. Cowlick Minerals operated a vitamin/mineral premix plant at Innisfail, Alta. Its customers were mainly cow-calf producers who purchased a range of CFIA-registered products, including loose minerals, pressed blocks and molasses-based tub supplements from the plant. It was also registered to use medicated ingredients. […] Read more


12th Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup a success

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

From August 2 to 4, 48 enthusiastic Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Cattle Producers attended the 12th Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in Neepawa, Manitoba. This year 22 new members attended Roundup for the first time. Some of the highlights from Friday included a presentation on judging techniques with Bill Biglieni of WLB Livestock, an overview […] Read more

Kazakhstan ag industry looks to build relationships in Canada

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Delegates from Kazakhstan were among the attendees at Ag in Motion, north of Saskatoon, this July. Dauren Matakbayev, director of Kazakhstan’s Republican Chamber of Hereford Breed, says the country has moved past Soviet-era politics. A new generation is working to develop the economy, he said. Matakbayev and his colleagues are working to build the country’s […] Read more


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