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Nicole Scott.

Canadian Limousin Association welcomes Scott

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the Sept. 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association is pleased to welcome Nicole Scott to the position of CLA registrar. She joins current staff Shayla Chappell and Laura Ecklund at the Canadian Limousin office. Scott hails from a mixed operation south of Ottawa, Ont., running just under 1,000 acres of grain and hay as well as 30 head of […] Read more

Our condolences to the Geinger family

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the Sept. 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Geinger family with the passing of Ralph Geinger of Anchor 1 Angus. Ralph, along with his wife Karen, were the third generation to grow the family farm at Mayerthorpe, Alta. Some things that made Ralph’s heart sing were hanging out with the grandkids, curling, playing in the […] Read more


A photo of Australia’s Beef Week in Queensland which I attended in 2018, well before COVID-19 ground life to a halt.

Salers association heads online, and a ‘Virtual Bonanza’ sees success

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the Sept. 7, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Salers hold AGM online The Salers Association of Canada held its annual general meeting on June 27 online. Great attendance and great discussions made this event a success. The association also elected its new executive for 2020-2021: President: Peter Watkins Vice-president: Werner Grundke Treasurer: Travis Depalme Magazine: Gar Williams Directors: Richard Grudeski, Michael Topp, Brian […] Read more

Dr. John Basarab accepted the Don Matthews Memorial Award on behalf of Livestock Gentec from Michael Latimer of CBBC.

Canadian Simmental Association elects directors, Livestock Gentec receives award

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

The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) has elected its directors and Jennie Mutch of Earnscliffe, P.E.I., is the newly elected director for the region of B.C., N.B., N.S., P.E.I. and Newfoundland-Labrador. She will join directors Blair McIntosh of Maymont, Sask., and Bill Biglieni of Douglas, Man., who were elected by acclamation, all for three-year terms to […] Read more


A typical barn scene at Agribition, taken in 2019.

Agribition posts strong 2019, show number 50 postponed

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

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) announced a successful 2019 year at its annual general meeting, reporting a net income of $325,462 from operations. “CWA’s long-term sustainability is more important than ever right now,” says Chris Lees, CWA president. “In 2019, we invested in the show, brought in new programming and continued to put our exhibitors, visitors […] Read more

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