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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

Award of Excellence Female with heifer calf.

Top Simmental breeders awarded at Agribition

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

The Canadian Simmental Association recognized top Simmental seedstock breeders at Canadian Western Agribition. Award of Excellence Female: Boss Lake Ms Elle, two-year-old cow shown with heifer calf at side. Owned by Boss Lake Genetics of Parkland County, Alta. (photo at top of page) Award of Excellence Bull: Ironhill Rollin Thunder, yearling bull owned by Ironhill […] Read more

CN and 4-H Canada renew leadership program

Youth: News Roundup from the January 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian National (CN) Rail and 4-H Canada announced the renewal of the 4-H Canada Leadership Excellence Awards of Distinction program during Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. The program offers scholarships and mentorship opportunities to 4-H members pursuing post-secondary education. Over the next four years, CN will commit $600,000 to the program. Shannon Benner, CEO 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

Canadian Western Agribition delegation at Beef Australia.

Beef Australia 2018

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

Experiencing Beef Australia 2018 was definitely a thrill and trip of a lifetime. As part of the Canadian Western Agribition’s trade mission the group was made up of purebred breeders Lee Stilborn, CoraLee Fisk, Shari Leachman, Frances Leachman, and Donna Asher along with Chris Lane, CEO of Canadian Western Agribition, Agribition president Bruce Holmquist, and […] 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

Garner and Lori Deobald.

Three families added to Saskatchewan honour roll

Associations: News Roundup from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Livestock Association presented Honour Scrolls to three families that have made an outstanding contribution to the livestock industry during the provincial beef industry conference in late January. The Honour Roll dates back to 1927 and the three new recipients are the late Dale Blair and Janet Blair of Drake; Garner and Lori Deobald […] Read more

Norwegians at Wilgenbusch Charolais.

Cattle breeders, exhibitors enjoy good show and sale at Agribition

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

Speckle Park breeders and exhibitors enjoyed a supremely successful national show and national sale at Canadian Western Agribition this year. With 75 head entered, this was the largest national show to date with exhibitors from five Canadian provinces. Ontario was represented by six farms. The Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder banners both went to Jason […] Read more

Bovine calving simulator makes its debut at Agribition

NewsMakers from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

There has been a wholesale change in the executive of the Alberta Beef Producers with the election of Charlie Christie as chair, succeeding Bob Lowe of Nanton, who remains on the board as past chair for the next year, Kelly Fraser as vice-chair and Melanie Wowk as finance chair. Christie, whose family operates a cow-calf, […] Read more