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This year the BMO Livestock Central area at Ag in Motion will have over 75 livestock exhibitors.

Canadian Simmental Foundation awards bursaries, Ag in Motion beefs up its cattle presence

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

Congratulations to the spring 2019 bursary recipients of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation. They include Cathryn Thompson, Riley Chalack, Lisa Reich, Alexandra Lee and Tia Schram. Cathryn Thompson grew up on a cow-calf operation near Calahoo, Alta. She has served as Alberta’s representative on the national Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) board and […] Read more

A group of cow-calf pairs at the pen show during the World Angus Secretariat.

Report from the World Angus Secretariat

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

The Maritime Angus Association’s long time secretary-treasurer, Betty Lou Scott of Mount Thom, N.S., has stepped down from official duties. Her contribution and efforts to develop Maritime Angus are unmatched. Scott will still be involved as secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Angus Association. The current and past board of directors thank Scott for all her […] Read more



Lucie and Wayne Sampson in the sale ring at the 2019 Pride of the Prairies bull sale.

‘Pride of the Prairies’ hosts its 100th bull show

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

Senior 4-H members participating in the 10th Annual Summer Synergy at Olds Regional Exhibition this summer have an exciting opportunity. The top eight finalists in the judging competition will represent the Summer Synergy Judging Team in the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in November. There they will compete against […] Read more

Travis Hunter (r), president of the Manitoba Limousin Association, congratulates Bill and Lauren Campbell of Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., who were presented with the 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award at the organization’s AGM on Jan. 5, 2019.

Campbell family of Manitoba receive Limousin Association Ambassador Award

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

The Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference awarded Honour Scrolls to three couples on January 17 in Regina, including Helge and Candace By, Keith and Linda Kaufmann and Lyle and Linda Stewart. Helge and Candace By of Regina, Sask., are known for their work in the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry. In 1999, they became […] Read more


Glen Gabel checks over an Angus bull. Read his story at bottom.

Glen Gabel, a “true Cowboy”

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

Stromsmoe Herefords and Angus 34th annual production sale was held on December 4, 2018 at Etzikom, Alta. The sale grossed $495,075. As well, 31 Angus bulls averaged $7,250, seven Angus bull calves averaged $4,550, 12 Hereford bulls averaged $4,291 and 81 commercial bred females averaged $2,310. The Canadian Maine-Anjou Association awarded Bronwynn Frenzel of Magrath, […] Read more

Award of Excellence Female with heifer calf.

Top Simmental breeders awarded at Agribition

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

The Canadian Simmental Association recognized top Simmental seedstock breeders at Canadian Western Agribition. Award of Excellence Female: Boss Lake Ms Elle, two-year-old cow shown with heifer calf at side. Owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Parkland County, Alta. (photo at top of page) Award of Excellence Bull: Ironhill Rollin Thunder, yearling bull owned by Ironhill […] Read more


Grand Champion Bull.

Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the December 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The winners of the Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented by RAM were announced November 10 at FarmFair International. The Grand Champion Female (below) was GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A with calf at side GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F, shown by Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Alta. The Grand Champion Bull (at top) was a Black […] Read more

Don Pochylko with calf.

A tribute to Don Pochylko

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Hereford and cattle juniors from all breeds have until December 15 to apply for two $1,500 awards to participate or attend a cattle-related event or learning experience. It is all part of the Beef Cattle Learning Award created by Frances, Lance and Sheri Leachman of Big Gully Farms at Maidstone, Sask., in memory of Buddy […] Read more


Canadian Limousin Association elects new board

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 22, 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bonanza 2018 was a huge success. Held July 17-21, 2018, in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., the event hosted over 100 junior participants and displayed over 150 head of cattle from across Canada and a few from the United States. Bonanza 2019 will be in Weyburn, Sask., from July 31 to August 3, 2019. Hereford Steer Showdown is […] Read more

The Canadian Simmental Association board of directors. Back row (l to r): Larry Barkley, Marlin Leblanc, Byron Johnson, Roger Deeg, Frank Robblee, and Francis Gagnon. Front row (l to r): Bruce Holmquist (CSA general manager), Blair McRae, Lee McMillen, Garth Rancier, and Barb Judd (CSA office manager).

Simmental Association brings back Award of Excellence program for 2018

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Simmental Association new board of directors (see above) will be meeting for the first time October 22, 2018 in Calgary, Alta. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation board of directors (see below) will be meeting October 21, also in Calgary. The Canadian Hereford Association is now providing identification and genetic services to producers […] Read more