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New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, roundtable elects committee execs

NewsMakers from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Dave Slingerland was raised on a feedlot and cow-calf operation near Coaldale, Alta. Growing up, Slingerland was very involved with 4-H. His love for cattle and their genetics led him to start Tempest Red Angus, a purebred Angus herd founded on heifers purchased for 4-H. It has grown to 25 registered cows […] Read more

cattleman on a horse

CCA reports: Applications now open to CYL Mentorship program

From the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

If our experience navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything this past year, I believe that now more than ever, the investment in young people is vital for furthering the success of the Canadian beef industry. Our sector faces numerous challenges ranging from succession planning to consumer perceptions, access to financing and bankable […] Read more


New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, ABP holds delegate elections

NewsMakers from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Charlene Yungblut was raised on a small commercial cow-calf farm in Thorold, Ont. She developed a passion for agriculture, specifically livestock, at a young age while helping on the family farm. Yungblut was also an active 4-H member in Niagara. This passion led her to pursue an agriculture diploma from Ridgetown College. Today she works […] Read more



Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and Environmental Stewardship Award winners

NewsMakers from the August 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Growing up on a cow-calf operation near Innisfree, Alta., Dr. Lacey Tillotson’s love for animals inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She studied animal science at the University of Alberta, and completed a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2012 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, she’s […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the May 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Haley Scott grew up on a commercial cow-calf operation west of Lacombe, Alta. As a long-time 4-H member she especially enjoyed the livestock judging and horsemanship projects. Scott earned a bachelor degree in animal science from the University of Saskatchewan, and a master of science from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine […] Read more


The Hagan family (l. to r.): Erin, Alistair, Slade and Harley-Mae, Shawne and Jocelyn, Thomas, Rory and Felicity accepting the National Blue- winged Teal Award.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and Outstanding Young Farmers

NewsMakers from the April 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Cody Adams’ family owns and operates 6A Cattle Co. a cattle feeding operation near Picture Butte, Alta. The feed yard is primarily a finishing lot but they background calves for customers as well. The family also runs 130 cow-calf pairs. Adams earned a diploma in animal science from Lethbridge College. Since graduating, […] Read more

A previous cohort of CYL finalists participate in a chili cook-off. Left to right: Megan Clifton (CYL), Jessica Giles (CYL) and Ben Miller (chef) cooking chili over an open fire.

Young beef producers connect with top chefs

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program works with the nation’s most talented young chefs to create meaningful connections

Campfire smoke and laughter filled the air as some of the brightest young talents in the Canadian beef and culinary industries met on the banks of the Pekisko Creek. On the menu today: chili cooked over a fire, plus the opportunity to build vital relationships. The beef industry is frequently told to share its story […] Read more


The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work.

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders’ semi-finalists chosen

Eleven Albertans are among the 24 semi-finalists for this year’s Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. The program pairs 16 young people with mentors who help them realize their career ambitions in the beef sector. The nine-month-long mentorship focuses on areas ranging from production practices to marketing and advocacy work. The Alberta semi-finalists are Tamara Quaschnick, Lacey […] Read more

Welcome new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the February 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Allana Minchau and Amy Higgins are two of the young people accepted into the 2018-19 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. Over the next few months we will feature two or three of the young leaders. Allana Minchau grew up on a commercial cowcalf operation west of Millet, Alta. At an early age, she started her own […] Read more