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The latest from the Canadian Angus Association

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

As Myles Immerkar, CEO of the Canadian Angus Association, puts it, “2020 will be a year like no other as everyone across the globe deals with challenges related to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The beef industry and Angus community have shown great resolve through these times, and I thank everyone involved in making 2020 bull […] Read more

JT Volk Premonition.

Canadian-bred Simmental bull wins big in U.S.

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

One thing that never ceases to amaze me is the role that Canadian beef genetics play in North America and the world. A case in point is the black Simmental bull JT Volk Premonition 113E that was named Reserve Grand Champion at the 2020 National Western Stock Show in Denver back in January. Bred by […] Read more


Mike Sidoryk.

Michael Sidoryk retires from Lloydminster Exhibition

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

Anybody who has spent any time at the Lloydminster Exhibition in the last number of decades knows Mike Sidoryk. After starting his career in 1981, it wasn’t long before he became agricultural manager in 1985, and then general manager in 1989. In his 39 years with the association, there has been a tremendous amount of […] Read more

Canadian Shorthorn Junior members meet in Toronto

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

Canadian Shorthorn Junior members had a great time in Toronto attending the Junior Forum last January. They learned about leadership and worked on re-vitalizing the Canadian Junior Shorthorn Association.


2020 GOAL Legacy scholarship winners (l. to r.): Kirk Wildman, Canadian Angus Foundation chair; Morgan Davey; Alana Higgins; Halley Adams; Beverly Booth; Sarah MacDonald; and Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus co-ordinator.

$13,000 in scholarships and prizes awarded at 15th Annual GOAL Conference

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

Sixty-one Canadian Angus youth gathered in Calgary, Alta., for the 15th annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference. $11,000 was awarded to the five finalists in the Canadian Angus Foundation Legacy Scholarship program and a $3,000 heifer voucher prize was awarded to one lucky attendee. Morgan Davey of Saskatoon, Sask., placed first and received a […] Read more

Inaugural Canadian Speckle Park Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

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

The Canadian Speckle Park Association announced its Commercial Cattlemen of the Year at Agribition 2019. Fred Courtney of Delia, Alta., claimed the inaugural honour. Courtney’s herd consists of 300 Red and Red-Baldie mother cows. He has run a Speckle Park bull for the last 20 years. Every year Courtney supplies 200-250 Speckle Park-cross calves to […] Read more


From left: Mike and Terrie Fleury, Wes and Kim Olynyk, and Don and Doris Perrin.

Congratulations to Honour Scroll recipients

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

Congratulations to the families who received the Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in January: Mike and Terrie Fleury; Wes and Kim Olynyk; and Doris and Don Perrin. Mike and Terrie Fleury hail from Aberdeen, Sask. Mike became fascinated by American auctioneers at a young age, and by age 16 […] Read more

Miles Anderson fundraiser

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

Earlier this year, well-known Fir Mountain area rancher and Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association (SSGA) past president Miles Anderson was injured in a serious motor vehicle accident south of Moose Jaw, Sask. Anderson sustained significant injuries to his lower body and is facing a long road to recovery. In response to those reaching out to help, […] Read more


Canadian Simmental Association AGM

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

Circle the date on your calendar for the upcoming Canadian Simmental Association’s national AGM and 40th Anniversary YCS National show July 22 to 26 in Portage la Prairie, Man. The Manitoba Simmental Association has worked hard to put together a great event with farm tours, junior shows and activities, plus Simmental meetings. The Friends of […] Read more

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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