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Travis Hunter (r), president of the Manitoba Limousin Association, congratulates Bill and Lauren Campbell of Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., who were presented with the 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award at the organization’s AGM on Jan. 5, 2019.

Campbell family of Manitoba receive Limousin Association Ambassador Award

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the March 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference awarded Honour Scrolls to three couples on January 17 in Regina, including Helge and Candace By, Keith and Linda Kaufmann and Lyle and Linda Stewart. Helge and Candace By of Regina, Sask., are known for their work in the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry. In 1999, they became […] Read more

The purebred herd starts calving in January and the commercial cattle about March 10.

Calving at Tannas Ranch

A family-run, fourth-generation ranch in Alberta

Mark and Ingrid Tannas, their son Luke and his wife Ceanna run 300 purebred Angus and 125 commercial cows at their ranch west of Water Valley, Alta. Mark is the fourth generation on the ranch. “Our family has been here about 50 years, and we built our first calving barn about 40 years ago. It […] Read more



Joyce Van Donkersgoed demonstrates processing techniques to students from Olds College.


Get rid of your cattle if they’re getting too big

Heavier cattle — particularly ones with small frames — can develop 
feet problems, especially if they suffer heat stress

Don’t keep big, fat cattle around because it could increase animal welfare problems. Animal welfare icon Temple Grandin has recently been sounding alarms about more lameness in beef cattle and part of that is related to heavier weights and genetics. “There are certain genetic lines of beef cattle that are repeating a mistake the pig […] Read more


Saskatchewan Simmental Assoc. board of directors. Back row (l-r): Sarah Delorme, Trevor Kuntz, Blair McIntosh, Tyler Libke (vice-president), Donna Asher. Front row (l-r): Lyle Forden, Ryan Lundberg (president), Dave Erixon (past president). Missing: Kirsten Fornwald.

Horned, Polled Here­ford bull sales continue to strengthen

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the April 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Book early for this year’s Canadian Angus National Convention being held in Quebec City, June 9-11. In the centre of old Quebec at Hotel Le Concorde, it will be Quebec Angus hospitality at its finest. For more information contact the Canadian Angus Association at 1-888-571-3580 or go to cdnangus.ca/activities-and-services/national-convention. Doug Henderson of Douglas J. Henderson […] Read more

Lance and Shari Leachman.

Lance and Shari Leachman: Just getting started in the cattle industry

The number of young people entering the cattle business may be limited, but there is nothing limited about their passion for the industry and their drive

Getting started in the cattle industry can present a daunting challenge for even the most determined young adults. High input costs, traditionally volatile markets with no guarantee of return on investment, and the physically and mentally demanding nature of spending 365-day a year raising cattle are just a few of the major hurdles that a […] Read more


With their setup Kyle Primrose, health technician Vicki Foresberg and three others can comfortably handle 900 bred heifers.

Heifers by the hundreds

Primrose Livestock has set up a heifer station in Saskatchewan

Calving out 900 heifers is demanding work at the best of times. Factor in a nasty Saskatchewan winter without so much as a hint of a southern Alberta chinook to melt the mountains of snow in 2014, and it’s a remarkable feat for an operation in its first production cycle. Kyle Primrose, who hails from […] Read more

Canadian National Grand Champion Limousin Bull and two-time Canadian Limousin Show Bull of 2013 & 2014.

Canadian National Grand Champion, two years running

News about you from the Jan. 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Highland Stock Farms of Bragg Creek, Alberta & Payne Livestock of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, are the proud owners of the completely undefeated for two years Canadian National Grand Champion Limousin Bull and two-time Canadian Limousin Show Bull of 2013 & 2014 — RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z (see photo at top). He was named Grand Champion Limousin […] Read more


The Ross family on the L-7 Ranch.

Have a restful calving season

The Ross family planned for one

Calving is the year-round focus on Chad and Crystal Ross’s 800-head cow-calf operation, but when calving season actually rolls around it’s the cows’ turn to do the work. The idea of letting cows calve on their own wouldn’t have entered their minds back in 1999 when they set up their place on the Ross L-7 […] Read more

Dr. Barry Robinson (centre) visits with Americans Phil George (l) and feedlot consultant Mark Dodd.

Helping out the Russians

Nutritionist Barry Robinson is consulting with the largest Angus herd in the world… in Russia

How does a farm go from zero to having what is believed to be the largest Angus herd in the world with more than 250,000 head including 110,000 cows, two 45,000-head feedlots and its own packing plant, in four years? Besides a lot of money, you start by gathering a lot of know-how from international […] Read more