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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



“I’ve always loved animals and especially cows and horses...” – Haley Scott.

Finding a role in the science behind red meat production

Young Leader Spotlight: Combining her love of science and raising cattle, Haley Scott has created an exciting career path in meat production research and improvement

When Haley Scott reflects on how she arrived at her current position in meat production research, it all makes sense. An opportunity to study at an agriculture program in New Zealand was just one of the experiences that led her to blend her background in cow-calf production and passion for science into a promising career. […] Read more

Supporting 4-H during COVID-19

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


(4-H Canada video screengrab via YouTube)

University students backed by 4-H for leadership

Four students honoured Feb. 10 at Ottawa event

Four Canadian university students inspired in their career paths by their 4-H experiences are getting an extra boost from the organization. The annual Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD), presented Monday during the 4-H Leadership Awards event in Ottawa, aim to recognize 4-H participants who, according to the organization, “demonstrate 4-H values in the way […] Read more

Former 4-H Canada president Rob Black will be stepping down from his role as CEO of the Rural Ontario Institute to take his place in the Senate. (Photo courtesy ROI)

Rural Ontario leader appointed to Senate

A leader in Ontario’s agriculture and rural community is one of Canada’s newest senators. Rob Black, executive director of the Rural Ontario Institute and a former president of 4-H Canada, was named Thursday as one of two new senators from Ontario by Governor General Julie Payette. Why is this significant? It has been a long […] Read more


The Longview 4-H Beef Club organized a McDonald’s pilot verified sustainable beef workshop that attracted 190 participants on November 19 at Longview, Alta.

McDonald’s Canadian Youth Beef Club video contest promotes sustainable beef

News Roundup from the January 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

What started as an impromptu conversation between organizers of McDonald’s Canada’s verified sustainable beef (VSB) pilot and leaders of the Longview 4-H Beef Club in Alberta has snowballed into a Canadian youth beef club video contest. Longview club leaders, Stephen Hughes, Alex Robertson and Ryan Cartwright, whose operations have gone through the VSB verification process, […] Read more

4-H Canada CEO Shannon Benner announces $600,000 in funding for scholarship and farm safety programs, in partnership with CN. (Lisa Guenther photo)

Railway funds to deliver safety, leadership programs

4-H Canada is set to launch a new youth leadership program, along with a farm safety fund, thanks to a $600,000 contribution from Canadian National Railway (CN). Executives at 4-H and CN unveiled the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction (LEAD) at Canadian Western Agribition on Wednesday morning. Each year LEAD will award four […] Read more


Canadian Western Agribition board of directors

Stone elected as president of Canadian Western Agribition

News about you from the May 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We are happy to announce Mike Millar has joined Canadian Cattlemen as our new national advertising sales representative effective May 18. He will work out of his home at Grandora, Sask., where he and his family operate a small Simmental herd. During his career off the farm he has served in sales management positions with ABS […] Read more

cattle in a pasture with ID tags

4-H Beef Club earns national award

News Roundup from the May 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Brainstorming ideas for an invention that could change the world of agriculture got members of the Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club of Pennant, Sask., thinking about an easier way to apply electronic identification tags without the use of tagging pliers. In the end, they came up with not one, but two ideas to win the club […] Read more