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New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Cameron Olson was raised on a small beef cow-calf and finisher operation southeast of Calgary, Alta. 4-H piqued his interest in beef cattle and he participated in clubs in the Calgary region for eight years. Olson earned a bachelor and a graduate degree in animal science from Texas A&M University. His graduate […] Read more

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders applications now open

NewsMakers from the February 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

CYL Program Over the next few months we will feature two or three of the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) each issue. A reminder that applications opened in January for CYL. Aaron Birch grew up on a mixed operation near Lamond in southern Alberta. He developed an interest in raising purebred Gelbvieh cattle in 4-H. By […] Read more

Sherri Grant.

Grant named ‘Celebrating Women in Agriculture’ honouree

NewsMakers from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

BMO and Canadian Western Agribition have named Sherri Grant as the BMO Celebrating Women in Agriculture honouree. Grant and her husband ranch near Val Marie, Sask. Grant has written a children’s book titled Where Beef Comes From, developed an educational website ( and leads the beef component of Agribition’s ag education program. Grant also raises […] Read more

Peck steps into CCA public engagement position

NewsMakers from the December 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Jill Harvie has left the public and stakeholder engagement manager position at Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to focus on ranching, effective November 1. Harvie managed efforts to address consumer perceptions and questions about beef production. Amie Peck has since stepped into the role. Peck has been working as a stakeholder engagement specialist with the association since […] Read more

Junior Stockman’s Show sees many standout winners

NewsMakers from the November 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to Kylie Berner, who won the Ambassador Award at the Junior Stockman’s Show in Swift Current in September. The Ambassador Award is presented to an entrant who demonstrates leadership qualities and is a good role model to other youth in agriculture. Congratulations as well to the following showmanship winners: Joss Pittman and Cheyenne Berner, […] Read more

Dawson inducted into the Animal and Food Sciences Hall of Fame

NewsMakers from the October 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Dr. Karl Dawson, chairman of Alltech’s scientific advisory board, has been inducted into the Animal and Food Sciences Hall of Fame in the department of animal and food sciences at the University of Kentucky. The award recognizes someone who has made outstanding contributions to the department and to Kentucky animal agriculture. Dawson began his academic […] Read more

Richardson Ranch of B.C. receives Century Farm Award

NewsMakers from the September 30, 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

Left to right: Duane Thompson, Sandra Clifton, Wade Clifton, Stuart Person.

Clifton Ranch receives 2019 TESA award

NewsMakers from the September 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program: Travis Page grew up on a commercial cow-calf and grain operation east of Didsbury, Alta. He was involved in all aspects of the farm at a young age, from operating equipment to feeding cattle. At the age of 14, Page began building his own herd of commercial and purebred Red Angus. […] Read more

Caylee Dorval is putting her scholarship award towards studying animal science at Lakeland College.

Sask. agriculture scholarship winner to study animal science technology

NewsMakers from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program Melissa Van Sickle’s interest in cattle started early and grew with her participation in 4-H. Van Sickle earned a bachelor of science in animal science from the University of Saskatchewan and then visited Australia. She then returned home to work for her family’s business, Genetic Ventures, which specializes in artificial insemination […] Read more

Amanda and Steve Sickle of Sickle Farms receive the Beef Farmers of Ontario Environmental Stewardship Award.

Sickle Farms receives Beef Farmers of Ontario Environmental Stewardship Award

NewsMakers from the June 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program Megan Clifton grew up on her family’s cattle ranch near Keremeos, B.C. She was very involved in the local 4-H beef club and her family’s operation while growing up. After graduating from Thompson Rivers University’s two-year registered veterinary technician program, she worked at a mixed animal practice in Penticton as well […] Read more