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New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, Shipwheel Cattle Feeders awarded for sustainability

NewsMakers from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Laura Code works as the beef and livestock industry specialist for the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. Her love of agriculture started at a young age on her family’s mixed farm on Vancouver Island and while going through 4-H. Code graduated from the University of Guelph with a bachelor of science in agriculture. […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, ABP elects new board

NewsMakers from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Greg Stavert is a fifth-generation farmer from Freetown, P.E.I. He farms with his father and uncle at Stavert Farms Limited, where they produce seed potatoes for local and domestic markets. They also feed 175 natural Angus cattle and have a flock of free-run laying hens. Stavert is a board member of the […] Read more


New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, roundtable elects committee execs

NewsMakers from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Dave Slingerland was raised on a feedlot and cow-calf operation near Coaldale, Alta. Growing up, Slingerland was very involved with 4-H. His love for cattle and their genetics led him to start Tempest Red Angus, a purebred Angus herd founded on heifers purchased for 4-H. It has grown to 25 registered cows […] 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


Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and new faces at beef, cattle groups

NewsMakers from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Andrea van Iterson grew up on a small backgrounding operation near Westwold, B.C. She describes 4-H as an integral part of her childhood, and today she is a 4-H leader with her sons’ club. After eight years off farm, in 2012 van Iterson and her husband moved their young family to Westwold to farm with […] Read more

Producer passings, and Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation Award recipients

NewsMakers from the December 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Cattlemen is sad to announce that Ernie Esau of Elm Creek, Man., passed away on October 26. Esau was an influential seedstock producer who began breeding Shorthorns in 1951. Esau set out to improve the breed, developing animals with larger frames and more muscling than other Shorthorns of that era. In 1955, he married […] Read more


Accolades for bovine veterinarian, practitioner

NewsMakers from the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Dr. Tye Perrett received a Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV)/Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his service as the association’s first president for two consecutive years (2007-09). Perrett provided capable guidance at a time when even small decisions would be magnified over the span of time. The association […] Read more

Beef cattle publisher and promoter passes

NewsMakers from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We are sad to report the passing of Laurel “Laurie” Watson, 66, of West Montrose, Ont., on September 3. Watson was a promoter and publisher in the beef cattle industry. Together with her father, Harald Gunderson (deceased in 2012), they produced the World of Beef and the Limousin Leader in the ’70s and ’80s. Watson […] Read more


BCRC announces Beef Research Mentorship Program participants

NewsMakers from the September 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to Mike Raine, who was recently appointed editor at the Western Producer. Raine has been with the Western Producer for 28 years, most recently as managing editor. Over the course of his journalism career, Raine has remained active on the farm as well. Raine takes the reins from the Producer’s previous editor, Brian MacLeod. […] Read more

Canadian Beef Industry Award presented, new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the September 7, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Robyn Unrau was raised on a small cow-calf operation near Marquette, Man. Unrau has earned a diploma in agriculture, majoring in livestock production, from the University of Manitoba, and is pursuing an animal science degree. Unrau plans to pursue a career in the beef industry while growing her family farm. Unrau’s mentor […] Read more