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Researchers are working on a test to identify Angus genetics better able to battle bovine respiratory disease.

Immune test in the works to fight bovine respiratory disease

Research: News Roundup from the April 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Several cattle industry organizations are collaborating on a project that could help fight bovine respiratory disease, Farmtario reports. The high-immune test for Angus cattle will identify genetics that are better able to fight the disease. Semex, Angus Genetics Inc., the Canadian Angus Association and the University of Guelph are working together on the project. Genome […] Read more


Lucie and Wayne Sampson in the sale ring at the 2019 Pride of the Prairies bull sale.

‘Pride of the Prairies’ hosts its 100th bull show

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

Senior 4-H members participating in the 10th Annual Summer Synergy at Olds Regional Exhibition this summer have an exciting opportunity. The top eight finalists in the judging competition will represent the Summer Synergy Judging Team in the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in November. There they will compete against […] Read more


Grand Champion Bull.

Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented

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

The winners of the Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented by RAM were announced November 10 at FarmFair International. The Grand Champion Female (below) was GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A with calf at side GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F, shown by Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Alta. The Grand Champion Bull (at top) was a Black […] Read more

Wasko elected chair of Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

NewsMakers from the October 22, 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Anne Wasko, well known market analyst with Gateway Livestock who ranches with her husband Barry at Eastend, Sask., has been elected chair of the industry-weighted council of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef for 2018-19. She replaces rancher Cherie Copithorne-Barnes who chaired the council through its early growing pains over the past four years. Anne […] Read more


The Canadian Simmental Association board of directors. Back row (l to r): Larry Barkley, Marlin Leblanc, Byron Johnson, Roger Deeg, Frank Robblee, and Francis Gagnon. Front row (l to r): Bruce Holmquist (CSA general manager), Blair McRae, Lee McMillen, Garth Rancier, and Barb Judd (CSA office manager).

Simmental Association brings back Award of Excellence program for 2018

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

The Canadian Simmental Association new board of directors (see above) will be meeting for the first time October 22, 2018 in Calgary, Alta. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation board of directors (see below) will be meeting October 21, also in Calgary. The Canadian Hereford Association is now providing identification and genetic services to producers […] 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


Saskatchewan Forage Council gets new director

NewsMakers from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Adrienne Hanson is the new executive director of the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) replacing Leanna Rousell. Hanson and her family custom graze 400 pairs on their fourth-generation cattle operation near Langbank in southeast Saskatchewan. Her work background includes positions with PFRA, Western Beef Development Center, the livestock division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and a […] Read more

First EPDs for udder and teat conformation in the works

Angus herds studied for desirable traits to improve genetic selection

That first feeding of colostrum invariably charts the course for a calf’s future success and profitability. Knowing that the dam’s udder and teat structure is important to a successful first feeding Kajal Devani, is aiming to improve the genetic selection for improved mammary conformation in Canadian Angus cattle. Devani, who is the Canadian Angus Association’s […] Read more


The Charolais Banner reports Cornerview Charolais, Cobden, Ont., won Supreme Pair of Bulls honours. The pair were Cornerview Express 2E, sired by SVY Monu- ment Pld 159Y, and Cornerview Hemi 42E, sired by McTavish Hallelujah 79B. Cha- rolais breeders Sharodon Farms, Omemee, Ont., took Grand Champion Female honours with Sharodon Charlize 16C at Expo Boeuf, in Victoriaville, Que., in early October and Grand Champion Bull honours with Sharodon Empire 1E.

Cornerview Charolais wins Supreme Pair of Bulls honours

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Angus family along with the entire purebred sector has lost a true ambassador and friend of the industry. Rob Holowaychuk of Optimum Bovine Inc. (OBI) passed away October 4 doing what he loved, around the cattle and people he loved. Holowaychuk purchased the family farm in the early ’70s and started Ajax Angus. […] Read more

Finally, a shirt-pocket tag reader that talks to your smartphone

Identification: "Herdly" iPhone app aims to be available for the 2018 calving season

A smartphone tag reader and app that the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association has had bubbling on the back burner for several years is being field-tested and could become commercially available next year. Mark Klassen, the CCA technical director, says CCA has partnered with software developer Cannon Smith of Synergy Farm Solutions, Hill Spring, Alta., to take […] Read more