Bob and Marjorie Blacklock, Saskatoon, are well-known for their longtime connections with the Angus breed, livestock marketing, and livestock insurance businesses. They operated M Double B Livestock, a registered Angus operation and sale management company. Bob was an active partner in the Saskatoon Auction Mart from 1979 to 1996 and the couple took ownership until 2007. They were early partners with Farm Credit on the Alliance Program, operated the Stockmen’s Assistance Finance Company from 2003-2014, and continue to operate Stockmen’s Insurance. He is a past president of the Saskatchewan Angus Association and the Livestock Marketers of Saskatchewan.
Bob and Janet Jackson, BoJan Enterprises, Sylvania, Sask., have spent 40-plus years contributing to the promotion of the Charolais breed in Canada. He is currently the field man for the Saskatchewan Charolais Association and has been a director and president of the association as well as a director and executive member of the Canadian Charolais Association. Bob has served on several Agribition committees as a director and as barn boss for 10 years, while Janet managed the Charolais General Store. He spent 18 years on Farm Credit’s appeal board, 15 years on the Sylvania school board, and 30 years as councillor for the RM of Tisdale, 10 of those as reeve, while Janet completed a 23-year career in nursing.
Ted and Olive Perrin of Swift Current are widely known as advocates and ambassadors for agriculture, opening Perrin Ranching at Beechy to many trail rides, agricultural organizations and international bus tours through the years. Ted was on the boards of the provincial and national Charolais associations for six years each, a 14-year director of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and its representative on the Prairie Conservation Action Plan. The couple received the Environmental Stewardship Award in 2004, the Duke of Edinburgh Habitat Conservation Award in 2005, and an award for outstanding achievement for range management in 2006. Olive was the driving force behind starting the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo and the Snakebite Riding Arena Club, alongside being very active in local housing and care-home initiatives.
The current Saskatchewan Livestock Association representing all the cattle, horse, sheep and swine breeders in the province was formed in 1975 to replace the Saskatchewan Livestock Board, but the honour rolls it presents to farm families who have made outstanding contributions to the livestock industry, their communities and the province date back to the first recipient Hugh McKellar in 1927.
The three latest recipients who received their honour rolls during the recent Saskatchewan Beef Conference in Regina are: Bob and Marjorie Blacklock, Saskatoon; Bob and Janet Jackson, BoJan Enterprises, Sylvania; and Ted and Olive Perrin, Perrin Ranching, Beechy.