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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

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


Left to right: Brett Jensen, auctioneer; Donnie Peacock, auctioneer; Lee Crowley, manager (Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current); Bob Toner, director of business development Sask./Man.; and Brian Good, senior director of business development B.C./Alta. (Canadian Angus Association).

Heartland Livestock receives Auction Market of the Year Award

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

The Canadian Angus Association presented Heartland Livestock Services from Swift Current, Sask., with its Auction Market of the Year Award last month at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Lethbridge. The Heartland Swift Current facility was built in 1991 and covers 130 acres. There are 60 holding pens with water and feed, […] Read more

Congratulations to Cedarlea Farms, Garner and Lori Deobald and family of Hodgeville, Sask., for being named Sask­atchewan Charolais Association’s Purebred Breeder of the Year for 2016.

Simmental Champion of the world, bull division

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

It was exciting to be at Canadian Western Agribition this year and see all the changes with old buildings coming down and new structures taking their place. This year’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge was the last cattle show to be held in the stadium before she is torn down and replaced. With grand champion show […] Read more


Supreme Champion Female honours sponsored by Breed Creek Angus went to Jacey Massey of New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, Alta., with her cow-calf pair.

4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 24, 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show was held in Swift Current, September 23-25. This show keeps growing with seven breed divisions represented, 173 juniors ranging in age from six to 21, along with 214 head of cattle. Part of the program for the children eight and under is the Little Rancher’s program. […] Read more

River Hill 50T Crusader 025C

Speckle Park cattle sets new world record

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

Introducing the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition board of directors (photo below). Back row (l-r): Carla Schmitt*, Blake MacMillan (executive member at large), Bryce Thompson (executive member at large)*, Stewart Stone (president), Bruce Holmquist (vice-president), Reed Andrew (past president), Chris Lees (executive member at large)*, Barry Young. Front row (l to r): Marty Kratochvil*, Michael Latimer, Jodi […] Read more