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Canadian bull breeders show their stuff

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the March 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We regret the error Well, I have a confession. In my December column I inadvertently wrote that the Luing breed originated from the Shorthorn and Simmental breeds when in fact it is Shorthorn and Scottish Highland cattle that make up this breed. I could say it was a test to keep all my readers on […] Read more

Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees. Front row (l. to r.): Gerry Ritz, Adele Buettner, Jack Hay, Christine Pike (representing her sister Eileen and William Lamont). Back row (l. to r.): Ted Serhienko, Kelly Feige and Twila Fisher (representing their father, John Feige).

Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Changes at Canadian Hereford Association After 10 years, Catherine Brown has stepped down from her role as editor of The Canadian Hereford Digest. Brown helped reimagine the publication since it was acquired by the Canadian Hereford Association to publish in-house. Brown remains dedicated to her freelance writing and a book project, along with cattle management […] Read more


From top left: SVY Starstruck 938G with calf at side, Greenwood Electric Impact ET, Brooking Countess 7077 and Brooking Dusty’s Countess 9026, BIG-GULLY 109 ESPIONAGE 181G.

Canadian Western Agribition Highlights

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the January 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition hosted over 1,200 international guests from over 78 countries in 2019. The United States and Australia sent the most guests. A delegation of six came from Sweden, the largest official delegation to Agribition this year. At the Charolais sale, a heifer calf from Serhienko Cattle Co. from Maymont, Sask., sold to Full […] Read more

Luing cattle in Scotland.


Checking out beef cattle operations in the U.K.

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the December 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Mike goes to Scotland Attending the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, Scotland, was an opportunity to observe cattle and beef programs unique to the United Kingdom. Cattle tend to be taller, well-muscled with less marbling than Canadian cattle. But that’s to be expected as they compete against cattle in the EU. Many heifers calve as […] Read more


Mike Millar visited Woodjam Ranch as part of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association AGM and tour.

Junior Stockman, Ranchman pair up for Ridin’ and Recitin’

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

This year has been a whirlwind of events from breed association AGMs, cattle shows, and 4-H junior events. My travels found me in New Brunswick and B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan and overseas in Scotland. What caught my attention was the passion felt by the beef producers nationally and internationally about how lucky we are to […] Read more

Woodjam Ranch was established in 1899 and is located at Horsefly, B.C. Cattle rancher Louis Seelhof of Woodjam has a unique valve device that helps keep water from freezing. Have a look below.

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees selected

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Keith Gilmore Foundation would like to acknowledge and congratulate the scholarship winners for 2019. The KGF Prize for Beef Innovation went to Matthew Bates. He received a cheque for $10,000. Emma Cross and Will Ray­mond received the Here­ford Youth Scholarship. Each received a cheque of $2,500. Future of the Breed Scholarship $1,000 cheque winners […] Read more


Canadians represent at World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the recent World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland, Candace By of Regina, Sask., was re-elected as secretary for her fourth term. Brendan Scheiwe of Australia was elected president. Also elected were Kamil Malat (vice-president), Czech Republic; Dominique Loulerge (vice-president), France; and Cécile Lainé (treasurer), France. Besides many from Ireland who took part in parts […] Read more

Hereford Tour attendees study the cattle at Big Gully Farm near Maidstone, Sask.

Hereford breeders gather in Sask.

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

175 juniors from across Canada attended the national junior Hereford show — Bonanza 2019 — in Weyburn, Sask., from July 31 to August 3. Two hundred and seventy-five head were entered in the open show and were judged by Clinton Morasch. Grand Champion Female went to Emma Lees with GLENLEES 27C REVA 32F and the […] Read more


Canadian Limousin Association members elected their board of directors this summer at their AGM in Sask­atoon (l. to r.): Laura Ecklund (interim GM), Carey Hirschfeld (director), Cody Miller (treasurer), Dan Darling (director), Wayne Burgess (vice-president), Matthew Heleniak (director), Erin Kishkan (past president), Amanda Matthews-Haywood (president). Missing: Joe Cooper and Mike Geddes.

Limousin breeders elect board of directors

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association is excited to have Amanda Matthews-Haywood of Bragg Creek, Alta., serve as president. She represents a family history of board involvement and is the third generation of Highland Stock Farms to be elected as president of the CLA. The first was her grandfather, Donald C. Matthews, in 1981, followed by her […] Read more

Nearly 70 members from across Canada, plus two from the U.S., attended the Young Canadian Simmental Association’s National Classic in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., in August.

News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic was held in August at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Here are a few highlights from the show: Champion Open Female – OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (see below) Champion Open Bull – IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G (see below) Champion Bred and Owned Female – JCLS FLEK OF GOLD Champion Commercial […] Read more