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CCA Report: Busy semi-annual meeting

From the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

August was another busy month on several fronts, with the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) 2018 semi-annual meeting held in London, Ont., in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC). The meetings got underway against a backdrop of concerns about weather across the country and its impact on farms back home. Hot and dry weather […] Read more

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Speckle Park breeders bring home two Grand Champion awards

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

The Canadian Angus Association celebrated 50 years of Red Angus in its herd book by recognizing Ken and Rebecca Mackenzie for their 50 years of membership in the CAA. Ken’s grandfather established the Mackenzie farmstead in 1898 with an original herd of Shorthorn cattle. The Mackenzie Brothers family operation, composed of Ken and his four […] Read more


One thing Wilco van Meijl has gained from his experience with the CYL program and his off-farm employment is being comfortable with change.

Getting a global perspective on our beef industry

Young Manitoba cattle producer brings international experiences back to the farm

When Manitoba cattle producer Wilco van Meijl stepped off the plane in Paraguay to attend the International Beef Alliance (IBA) conference in October, he did so with an open mind, a desire to meet new people and to learn more about global beef production. He certainly achieved his goals and a lot more. “What was […] Read more

Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association board of directors. Front row (l-r): Ryder Lee (CEO), Regina; Rick Toney (vice-chair), Gull Lake; Ryan Beierbach (chair), Whitewood; Bill Jameson (past chair), Moose Jaw; Levi Hull, Willowbrook. Back (l-r): Arnold Balicki, Shellbrook; Paula Larson, D’Arcy; Michael Spratt, Melfort; Brad Welter, Viscount; Garret Hill, Duval; Larry Grant, Val Marie; Lloyd Thompson, Carnduff; Chad Ross, Estevan. Missing: Phil Lynn, Marquis; Dean Moore, Paradise Hill; Laurie Disney, Rock Glen; Harold Martens, Swift Current.


Sask. cattle producers add their support to National Checkoff increase

News Roundup from the March 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

It was unanimous and the decision went on record without much discussion at the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association’s annual general meeting in January. Following presentations at the fall district meetings about the importance of increasing the National Checkoff to $2.50 per head to support the new National Beef Strategy, Sask­atchewan producers showed no hesitation in giving […] Read more


Rollin Acres Zip 12B by SCF You Betcha 94Y was Grand Champion Charolais Bull and Supreme Champion Overall Breeds at the Barrie, Ont. fair, reports the Charolais Banner. Owned by Rollin Acres Charolais, Shelburne and Gold-Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour this win qualifies the bull for the Agribition Supreme Show in November.

2015 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and their mentors

Purely Purebred: News about you from the October 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

2015 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Angela Kumlin, Duchess, Alta. Mentor: Aaron and Adrienne Ivey Angela was raised on a farm near Eston, Sask. where she grew up immersed in agriculture. Throughout high school, she was very involved with 4-H at the club, district, and provincial levels, and competed internationally for judging. In 2012, Angela earned her […] Read more

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Lance and Shari Leachman: Just getting started in the cattle industry

The number of young people entering the cattle business may be limited, but there is nothing limited about their passion for the industry and their drive

Getting started in the cattle industry can present a daunting challenge for even the most determined young adults. High input costs, traditionally volatile markets with no guarantee of return on investment, and the physically and mentally demanding nature of spending 365-day a year raising cattle are just a few of the major hurdles that a […] Read more


Stephen Harpen presenting volunteer award

Canadian Western Agribition receives Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award

News about you from the April 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) received the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award for social intervention last month. The award recognized CWA’s contribution to the community of Regina and the agriculture industry by attracting visitors, educating children and youth, and providing a marketplace attracting participants and visitors from all over the world. Over its 45-year history CWA has […] Read more

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Reach out with a blog

These two B.C. women explain ranch life to the world through their blog

A rancher’s vocabulary has some colourful words, and dare we say a few choice ones now and then, but “blog” isn’t usually one of them unless you’re talking with Erika Fossen and Erika Strande (Stewart). 2erikas, as they are now known around the blogging world, created “Life on a BC Cattle Ranch” and as of […] Read more


championship winning hereford bull

Herefords win Supreme Championships

News about you from the Dec. 2014 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Herefords had great success in the show ring this season, winning Supreme Championships at four different large stock shows across the country. In B.C. at the Interior Provincial Exhibition Caylynne Brown from Princeton claimed Supreme Champion Female with CB 122L LADY B 222Z and her calf, owned with Shar-Lo Farms, Public Landing, N.B. In Saskatchewan, […] Read more

CYL 2014 class announced

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program has announced its 2014 national mentorship recipients. The 16 recipients were selected following the final selection round at the CYL Spring Forum held in Calgary on March 22, 2014. A total of 26 semi-finalists vied for a spot in the national youth initiative of the […] Read more