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Champion Purebred Female was awarded to Kade Rancier showing RF SCREAM 974G with RF HOLLER 1130J at side.

National Young Canadian Simmental Association Virtual Show Results

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association held its virtual national show on July 23, 2021. Judges were Riley Lafrentz and Madison Sibbald.  Champion Purebred Female was awarded to Kade Rancier showing RF SCREAM 974G with RF HOLLER 1130J at side. Reserve Purebred Female went to Brodyn Labatte with PU 33’A MS SIERRA 117H.  Champion Purebred Bull […] Read more

Left to right: Sarah MacDonald, Keely Adams and Beverly Booth.

Canadian Junior Angus awards scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Junior Angus presented three juniors with scholarships totalling $4,500 at Showdown, the association’s annual summer cattle show, in Olds, Alta. Keely Adams of Forestburg, Alta., received the first-place scholarship of $2,000; Beverly Booth of Jolicure, N.B., received the second-place scholarship of $1,500; and Sarah MacDonald of Vanderhoof, B.C., received the third-place scholarship of $1,000.  […] Read more


Sky West Salers and PW Stock Farm hosted farm tours during the Salers Association of Canada AGM.

Salers Association holds AGM

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Salers Association of Canada held a very successful annual general meeting in Calgary over Zoom on August 28 and 29.  Newly elected directors are Debbie Grundke, Dorothy Lethbridge and James Yakemchuk. A sincere thank you to retiring directors Werner Grundke and Richard Grudeski for serving on the board.  Thank you to Sky West Salers […] Read more

Canadian Angus Foundation raises over $70,000 in auction

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

After cancellation in 2020, the Canadian Angus Foundation’s (CAF) Building the Legacy fundraiser auction returned in 2021 in an online format through DLMS Farm Gate. Generous buyers raised more than $71,000 during the ninth edition of the sale that ended on August 28. The fundraiser helps the foundation preserve and expand the Angus breed for […] Read more


Exhibitors display their cattle during the beef show at Langham, Sask.

Ag in Motion launches inaugural Livestock Days

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Livestock producers and exhibitors from across Western Canada came out to Ag in Motion’s In-Person Livestock Days to check out livestock exhibits, stock dog trials and cattle shows to name a few of the goings-on. The in-person event was held Aug. 20 and 21 at Langham, Sask. Both days were jam-packed with seminars and demos. […] Read more

Canadian Junior Angus Grand Aggregrate scholarship recipients. Left to right: Kasey Adams, Wynton Brandl, Landon Brandl, Kade Rancier, Halley Adams, Jessica Davey.

Canadian Junior Angus Showdown results

Purely Purebred, news from the September 27, 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Junior Angus held its annual summer cattle show, Showdown, in late August. Due to the pandemic, Showdown was a hybrid event, held both online and in-person at Olds, Alta. The grand aggregate is the award that all juniors hope to receive at the banquet; it is the award for overall “best.” To compete for […] Read more


News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred, news from the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 2021 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation annual fundraising auction was held July 23 and July 24 on DLMS.ca as a farmgate timed online sale. The auction was a great success raising $65,147! Thank you to everyone who donated, purchased and bid to make this year a success. Over 170 people bid on and viewed […] Read more

Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up wraps

Purely Purebred, news from the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

For the second year in a row, the Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up cancelled its live cattle show and events and decided on a virtual event instead. However, with a little outward thinking and support through Direct Livestock Marketing Systems (DLMS), the committee was able to host a virtual event this year. It was a great […] Read more


Sask. ranchers step up to help Mackie family

Purely Purebred, news from the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

With more than enough to worry about in the battle to find feed and managing the widespread drought, ranchers from southwest Saskatchewan have stepped up to help out 11-year-old Mia Mackie from Consul, Sask. Mackie was diagnosed with spinal muscle atrophy, a genetic disease that has no cure but can be treated. Mackie is a […] Read more

Canadian Limousin Association welcomes new president, directors

Purely Purebred, news from the September 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association held their AGM virtual on July 22. A productive discussion was had regarding member retention as well as the breed’s involvement in the commercial beef industry. Sandy Russell gave a presentation on the Canadian Beef Improvement Network and the Canadian Limousin Association made a formal financial commitment to the project. Outgoing […] Read more