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103B with Dyce Bolduc, William and Karen Mclaren the day she was chosen.

Alberta Angus breeders see international success

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

HW Netherton Claymore 3H was born and bred on Cudlobe Angus. However, his dam and grand-dam are owned by HW Netherton in Scotland. The grand-dam is a Cudlobe-bred female purchased by HW Netherton at the 2017 Canadian Angus Foundation Sale. HW Netherton has both females on shares, and rather than exporting them to Scotland, they […] Read more

Angus associations share data on foot scores

Angus associations share data on foot scores

Purely Purebred: News from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus Association is teaming up with Angus Australia and the American Angus Association to combine foot score phenotypes from all three databases. Following promising results from research conducted by Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), the first updated foot score EPDs — including phenotypes from all three databases — was published November 27. “Using all […] Read more

Olds College receives donation of purebred Red Angus herd

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

Thanks to the generous donation of 10 Red Angus heifer calves from the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society, Olds College will now be home to a purebred Red Angus herd. The purebred herd will be managed by the college’s Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production which provides resources and services to move the livestock industry’s […] Read more

The Nerbas family poses for a family portrait. Left to right: Amber, Hailey, Arron, Emerson, Gene, Cynthia, Shane, Kane, Cash and Sacha.

Nerbas Brothers zero in on efficiency

Angus operation aims for smaller-framed, grass-efficient cattle

Efficiency is a word Arron Nerbas of Nerbas Brothers Angus, near Shellmouth, Man., uses often when describing his family’s moderate-framed Angus cattle and their forage-based farming operation. Originally his dad and uncle farmed together, and that’s where their ranch name came from. “My dad, Gene, is still involved with our ranch and my mom, Cynthia, […] Read more

Young Canadian Simmental Assoc. Classic Show winner: Champion Bred and Owned Female — BBB Cherry Bomb 2E, sired by Wheatland Bull 541C, owned by Brynn Whelan.

Young Canadian Simmental Association show winners

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Angus Association (CAA) member service team leader Kajal Devani has been elected to the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors as one of the cattle breed registry association representatives. Devani joined CAA in 2009. She leads the generation of genetic evaluations for Canadian Angus breeding stock, identifies and monitors genetic conditions and counsels […] Read more

David and Dyce Bolduc of Cudlobe Angus.

Brothers win Certified Angus Beef Canadian Commitment to Excellence Award

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the August 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

David and Dyce Bolduc of Cudlobe Angus are the inaugural winners of Certified Angus Beef’s Canadian Commitment to Excellence Award. The brothers manage their 500-head Angus cow herd near Staveley, Alta. When the Canadian Beef Grading System adjusted to account for quality grade in the early 1990s, the Bolduc brothers, began to search out carcass […] Read more

The Branvold family of GBT Angus.

Innovation fuels GBT Angus

Sask. seedstock operation raises Angus cattle on its sixth-generation family farm

Trevor and Cheryl Branvold raise registered Angus cattle on their farm near Wawota, Sask., a farm that has been in Cheryl’s family since it was settled in 1888. “Our kids are the sixth generation of our family to be on our farm. We have two boys, Brett (13) and Carter (10). They are a lot […] Read more

CAA senior director of business development BC/AB Brian Good presents the 50-year CAA Heritage Award to Doug Munton (r) of Benchmark Angus.

Canadian Angus Association honours Munton family of Alberta

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

You can buy CCIA-approved RFID tags for your Angus-influenced cattle from the Canadian Angus Association. The Canadian Green Angus Tag Program is the largest branded tag program in the world. The tags visually and electronically identify the cattle as containing a minimum 50 per cent Angus genetics. As a Canadian Angus tag user you are […] Read more

A more rapid refinement of the EPD profiles can only be a good thing, says Jay Cross.

EPDs sped up

Considering the practical implications of BOLT EPDs

For Jay Cross of Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) play a significant role in breeding functional cattle. “Particularly in the last 10 years, we have recognized that an increasing number of our customers are driven by EPDs,” says Cross, who ranches at Okotoks, Alta. The Hereford breeder, whose family has raised cattle […] Read more

2017 Saskatchewan Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year.

Purebred Breeders of the Year awarded

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At Canadian Western Agribition, the Saskatchewan Simmental Association recognized their Commercial and Purebred Breeders of the Year. Black Gold Simmental made up of the Noble family, Randy and Vanessa Noble and sons Ryley and Toby, was awarded the 2017 Purebred Breeder of the Year and Andy Hofer from Spring Creek Colony, 2017 Commercial Breeder of […] Read more