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Rodeo champion Fred Whitfield portrays John Ware in the award-winning film, John Ware Reclaimed.

John Ware film slated for wide release

News Roundup from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

An award-winning documentary about Alberta cowboy John Ware is being released online in time for Black History Month in February and will be available free of charge to Canadians. Ware was born into slavery in the American South. He drove cattle into what would become Alberta in 1882, and found work at the Bar U […] Read more

CCA reports: Applications now open to CYL Mentorship program

From the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

If our experience navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything this past year, I believe that now more than ever, the investment in young people is vital for furthering the success of the Canadian beef industry. Our sector faces numerous challenges ranging from succession planning to consumer perceptions, access to financing and bankable […] Read more


(Left) Agribition Evolution 2020 Supreme Champion Female; (Right) Agribition Evolution 2020 Supreme Champion Bull.

Agribition’s Evolution Series

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has released the results of its 2020 Evolution Series, sponsored by RBC. The Supreme Champion Female was Remitall-W Belle ET 45F, a Hereford exhibited by Remitall West of Olds, Alberta. Additional owner was Medonte Highlands. Calf at side is Remitall-W MHPH Justice 2H. The Supreme Champion Bull was Remitall-W We The […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, ABP holds delegate elections

NewsMakers from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Charlene Yungblut was raised on a small commercial cow-calf farm in Thorold, Ont. She developed a passion for agriculture, specifically livestock, at a young age while helping on the family farm. Yungblut was also an active 4-H member in Niagara. This passion led her to pursue an agriculture diploma from Ridgetown College. Today she works […] Read more


Fed cattle supply interest picks up in new year

The Markets with Deb McMillin, from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Fed cattle The start of fed cattle trading in 2021 saw active interest in supply with prices higher than year-end. The backlog from the spring of 2020 appears to have been cleaned up and packers are looking to secure additional inventory. The first weekly average reported in 2021 was $145.53/cwt. This was $1.16/cwt higher than […] Read more

Simmental tags a hit with producers

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association is pleased to announce that the CCIA tag sales with the blue Simmental back button have now exceeded 60,000 tags since they became available in April 2017. The tags are available for ordering through the CCIA website.


Plateau Cattle Co.'s Mt. Livingstone grazing allotment.

Alberta Beef Producers calls for reinstatement of provincial policy restricting coal mining in environmentally sensitive areas

The provincial cattle organization is asking the provincial government for "proper public consultation" on changes to land use policy

The Alberta Beef Producers are expressing frustration with the Alberta government’s decision to bin a decades-old policy restricting coal mining on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, a move that many ranchers see as threatening their livelihoods and the land they manage.   Last spring Alberta’s Energy Minister Sonya Savage rescinded A Coal Development Policy for […] Read more

History book in the works for Canadian Gelbvieh Association

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Gelbvieh Association is compiling and publishing their first history book in celebration of the association’s 50th anniversary. The association is looking forward to preserving and documenting the past 50 years of the Gelbvieh business, as well as the evolution of agriculture and farming that has gone along with it. To help write the […] Read more


While people may have differing ideas of what sustainability means, it’s a requirement for millennials making food purchases.

What millennials want

Looking beyond the click-bait headlines into how millennials’ perspectives can offer opportunities to the Canadian beef industry

This is the first instalment in a three-part series delving into the priorities and concerns of millennials when purchasing beef. You’ve likely seen the cringe-worthy headlines on consumer trends relating to millennials. From an alleged fixation on avocado toast to supposedly causing the decline of the engagement ring industry, articles blaming millennials for the rise […] Read more

Angus associations share data on foot scores

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus Association is teaming up with Angus Australia and the American Angus Association to combine foot score phenotypes from all three databases. Following promising results from research conducted by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), the first updated foot score EPDs — including phenotypes from all three databases — was published November 27. “Using all […] Read more


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