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Cam and Myrna Schweitzer, from left, accepted the award from Blair McRae, Canadian Simmental Association representative.

Dallas Wise joins Canadian Simmental Association

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

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is pleased to introduce Dallas Wise, who will be working part-time with the CSA registration and member services team. Readers will know Wise from her time at the Canadian Limousin Association, where she was the registry and member services clerk for eight years. She’s also a third-generation purebred cattle producer […] Read more

Curt Rodgers at right. Photo taken in 1968 at Birchfield Farms, B.C.

Highest gross sales for Charolais bulls, Curt Rodgers passes

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

The Charolais Bull Sale Summary, as reported in the May issue of the Charolais Banner magazine, shows sales in 2020 provided the highest gross ever (over $21 million) in the 39 years they have compiled these results. There were 198 more bulls sold in 99 sales reporting, and the sixth-highest overall average. Six per cent […] Read more


Events postponed due to COVID-19, going virtual instead

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

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc with industry events this summer. Event organizers have postponed some events to 2021, while others have been shifted online. Following is a rundown of changes to the calendar. The board of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) has postponed the conference originally scheduled for August in Penticton, B.C., to August 17 […] Read more

Left to right: Kevin Dorrance, Brock Dorrance, Tom Dorrance.

Thomas Dorrance passes

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

The Hereford breed has lost a pioneer with the passing of Thomas Dorrance of T Bar K Ranch. Son Kevin Dorrance expresses it well with these words: “Heaven has gained a true cattleman. Thomas Stanley Dorrance lived his life to the fullest, enjoying every moment that he spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, siblings and […] Read more


Supporting 4-H during COVID-19

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: Plus, your 2020 CCIA board of directors

After countless 4-H meetings and speeches near and far, and teaching cattle to lead, kids involved in the 4-H beef project finally have a chance to sell their steers. Now those 4-H kids need your help. COVID-19 has put a stop to live auctions, and the beef kids are looking for other ways to sell […] Read more

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