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Brian Lee Memorial Scholarship

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

New for 2021, the Canadian Limousin Association is pleased to announce the Brian Lee Memorial Scholarship, founded by the Lee family in loving memory of Brian. Brian was a long-time member of the Canadian Limousin Association and a passionate supporter of the junior program. Applications are now open for the 2021 scholarship of $2,500. The […] Read more

2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show cancelled

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

Due to the current restrictions, the Canadian Limousin Association has made the unfortunate decision to cancel the 2021 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show that was to be held in Spencerville, Ont. They would like to thank the Ontario show committee and chair Laura Scott for their dedication to planning the show over the last two […] Read more



Bianca Byers, 2020 Australia Exchange Opportunity recipient.

Latest from the Canadian Limousin Association

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

The Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) would like to thank Shayla Chappell for being an important part of the team for the past three years. In her time with the CLA, she embraced every challenge that came her way and has been dedicated to serving members. Chappell will be moving home to Saskatchewan to work for […] Read more


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

Canadian Limousin Association members elected their board of directors this summer at their AGM in Sask­atoon (l. to r.): Laura Ecklund (interim GM), Carey Hirschfeld (director), Cody Miller (treasurer), Dan Darling (director), Wayne Burgess (vice-president), Matthew Heleniak (director), Erin Kishkan (past president), Amanda Matthews-Haywood (president). Missing: Joe Cooper and Mike Geddes.

Limousin breeders elect board of directors

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Limousin Association is excited to have Amanda Matthews-Haywood of Bragg Creek, Alta., serve as president. She represents a family history of board involvement and is the third generation of Highland Stock Farms to be elected as president of the CLA. The first was her grandfather, Donald C. Matthews, in 1981, followed by her […] Read more


Beef Cattle Research Council hires new extension co-ordinator

NewsMakers from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ellen Crane is the new extension co-ordinator for the Beef Cattle Research Council. In her new role she helps co-ordinate the development, maintenance and utilization of various extension resources, including the BCRC’s webinars, blog articles, and other content on BeefResearch.ca. She started with BCRC last month after spending six weeks in Japan as part of […] Read more

Don Pochylko with calf.

A tribute to Don Pochylko

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

Hereford and cattle juniors from all breeds have until December 15 to apply for two $1,500 awards to participate or attend a cattle-related event or learning experience. It is all part of the Beef Cattle Learning Award created by Frances, Lance and Sheri Leachman of Big Gully Farms at Maidstone, Sask., in memory of Buddy […] 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

Haywood-Farmer acclaimed CCA president

NewsMakers from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the March annual meeting of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Ottawa David Haywood-Farmer of British Columbia was acclaimed president replacing Dan Darling from Ontario. Nanton, Alta.       Cow-calf and feedlot operator Bob Lowe was elected vice-president of the national cattle organization, and next in line for the top job. Lowe served as […] Read more