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BCRC mentorship participants announced

NewsMakers from the October 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Beef Cattle Research Council announced the participants in its 2021-22 Beef Researcher Mentorship program. The program pairs each researcher with two leaders in the beef industry, in a bid to inform researchers of industry needs and encourage a practical, solutions-based approach to sharing findings. Dr. Gleise Medeiros da Silva is the new BCRC Hays […] Read more

Susan Hamilton, Holly Sparrow, Evan Chaffe and Jessica Sperber.

CCA announces CYL finalists, award given for outstanding research and innovation

NewsMakers from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has announced the 2021 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) finalists. Finalists from B.C. include Julia Flinton (Williams Lake), Amanda Miller (Lumby) and Janine Rubin (Rose Prairie). CYL finalists from Alberta include Diane Van Essen (Picture Butte), Nikki Olson (Red Deer County), Rheanne Ritchie (Didsbury), Laura Macrae (Westlock), Tia Schram (Bruderheim) and Melissa […] Read more


Mark McNinch and Tamara Carter.

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, Sask. forage council has a new president

NewsMakers from the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Sarah Jensen was raised on a commercial cow-calf and grain operation near Arborg, Man. At a young age, she enjoyed helping with chores and was also the youth board representative for the Arborg Agricultural Society. Jensen studied biological sciences at the University of Manitoba. In 2019, she received a Natural Sciences and […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees

NewsMakers from the August 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Mackenzie Argent is an advocate of all things agriculture. Raised on her family-owned and operated cow-calf and backgrounding operation just west of Cremona, Alta., Argent has a deep-rooted passion for the beef cattle industry. She earned her diploma in ag management, with a major in market- ing and communications, from Olds College, […] Read more


Shipwheel Cattle Feeders is the recipient of Alltech Canada's Planet of Plenty award (see below). Seen here are Andrea Stroeve-Sawa and family.

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