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Dan and Heather Brundige started feeding their purebred bulls a mix of CDC Super Oats and barley last year, with good results.

Ranchers talk turkey about purebred bulls

Two seedstock bull producers share how they develop marketable breeding males

There are many decisions which weigh into raising a saleable purebred bull. Do you focus on weight or conditioning? What kind of feeding program do you need to meet that goal? How do you keep them healthy and productive in the bitter winter conditions common across much of the Prairies? Seedstock producers will likely tell […] Read more

Travis Hunter (r), president of the Manitoba Limousin Association, congratulates Bill and Lauren Campbell of Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., who were presented with the 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award at the organization’s AGM on Jan. 5, 2019.

Campbell family of Manitoba receive Limousin Association Ambassador Award

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

The Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference awarded Honour Scrolls to three couples on January 17 in Regina, including Helge and Candace By, Keith and Linda Kaufmann and Lyle and Linda Stewart. Helge and Candace By of Regina, Sask., are known for their work in the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry. In 1999, they became […] Read more


Brian and Connie Chrisp with their grandchildren.

Make them pay their own way

That sort of sums up Brian Chrisp’s view on rearing purebred cattle

When Brian Chrisp went to college with plans of becoming a veterinarian, he didn’t think he would ever want to come back to the family farm near Vermilion, Alta. But life intervened. “While I was in college I switched course and got an ag economics degree at the University of Alberta. As graduation neared, I […] Read more

Young Canadian Simmental Assoc. Classic Show winner: Champion Bred and Owned Female — BBB Cherry Bomb 2E, sired by Wheatland Bull 541C, owned by Brynn Whelan.

Young Canadian Simmental Association show winners

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

Canadian Angus Association (CAA) member service team leader Kajal Devani has been elected to the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors as one of the cattle breed registry association representatives. Devani joined CAA in 2009. She leads the generation of genetic evaluations for Canadian Angus breeding stock, identifies and monitors genetic conditions and counsels […] Read more


A more rapid refinement of the EPD profiles can only be a good thing, says Jay Cross.

EPDs sped up

Considering the practical implications of BOLT EPDs

For Jay Cross of Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) play a significant role in breeding functional cattle. “Particularly in the last 10 years, we have recognized that an increasing number of our customers are driven by EPDs,” says Cross, who ranches at Okotoks, Alta. The Hereford breeder, whose family has raised cattle […] 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


Blair and Stephanie McIntosh started their Simmental herd in 2003 with six cows, one heifer and a bull.

Stay balanced

Building a seedstock business from scratch

Anyone who raises cattle knows the work is never done, it just changes with the seasons. Raising breeding stock takes that commitment to another level with registrations, shows, and sale preparations often colliding with the start of a new calving season. Despite all of the extras involved, Blair and Stephanie McIntosh knew from the get-go […] Read more

Bull sale results

Canadian Angus youth headed to World Angus Forum

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

The Crossroads Beef Expo in Oyen, Alta., saw Angus, Charolais, Limousin and Simmental all barbecue up their best for the people’s choice Steak Challenge! Limousin beef took top honours. The Canadian Limousin Association has congratulated Limousin producer Brad MacIntyre of Lucknow, Ont., for being one of the two recipients of the Big Gully Farm Beef […] Read more


Grand Champion Bull honours went to SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C, exhibited by Springside Farms, Airdrie, Alta.

Grand Champion Bull and Female honours awarded

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

The 2016 National Charolais Show was a resounding success at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ont. The Ontario Charolais Association (OCA) hosted 46 breeders that exhibited 105+ animals. Cattle were sorted November 4 by Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, Alta., and sparks flew at the National Charolais Sale that averaged $9,400. Compliments to the OCA […] Read more

The 2016-17 Purebred beef team: Back row (l to r): Carson Rodgers, Devon Fox, Cole Dodgson. Middle row (l to r): Kate Laycraft, Sadie Luba, Cheyenne Catley, Taylor Kalbfleisch, Leila Hickman, Marissa Campbell, Nora Lazurko, Brooke Palfenier, Kally Parker. Front row (l to r): Taylor Black, Tateum McPherson, and Teresa Mann.

Lakeland College Purebred beef team for 2016-17

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

Congratulations to Canadian Angus personality Bob Prestage, who was one of three men inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame on October 7. Prestage has been dedicated to beef cattle-breeding and genetic programs in Alberta for more than 50 years. His commitment to the industry is evident through his sustained work in marketing and […] Read more