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Record Charolais bull sales

Purely Purebred, news from the June 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Charolais bull sales set 40-year records this season, as reported in the May issue of the Charolais Banner magazine.  “The fall of 2020 and spring of 2021 bull sales recorded the highest average ever in the 40 years we have been compiling these results,” states publisher Helge By. “This indicates to me that Charolais were […] Read more

Pictured from left to right Ken, Clayton, Tyson, Leanne, and David McKenzie.

Saskatchewan Charolais honours McKenzie Ranch

Purely Purebred, news from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Charolais Association is proud to announce that the 2020 Commercial Breeder of the Year award goes to McKenzie Ranch at Delisle, Sask. McKenzie Ranch is run by David McKen­zie and his wife Leanne along with their son Tyson. Brothers Kolton and Clayton are not far away when help is needed, along with David’s […] Read more


Canadians represent at World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the recent World Charolais Technical Conference in Ireland, Candace By of Regina, Sask., was re-elected as secretary for her fourth term. Brendan Scheiwe of Australia was elected president. Also elected were Kamil Malat (vice-president), Czech Republic; Dominique Loulerge (vice-president), France; and Cécile Lainé (treasurer), France. Besides many from Ireland who took part in parts […] 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


Wheatland Kill Switch 598C

Simmental bull ‘Wheatland Kill Switch’ sells for $210K

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

Garner Deobald of Hodgeville, Sask., was elected president of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council at the group’s recent annual meeting in Calgary. Roger Peters of Red Deer is vice-president. They are joined on the board by new director Mel Reekie and returning directors David Bolduc, Bruce Holmquist, Rod Remin, Stephen Scott, Rob Smith and Byron […] Read more

Tyson Rasmuson

Champions by design

Club-calf fever spreads 
across the West

Money-strip blaze, chrome, super hairy, freaky hairy, oh so stout, stylish, high in volume, show-ring swagger, long-spined, deep-sided, sweet-fronted… If you couldn’t be there, the catalogue descriptions of genetics on offer at Canadian Western Agribition’s first-ever Champions by Design club-calf genetics sale gives a glimpse of the excitement surrounding the emerging club-calf industry on the […] Read more


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Heifers by the hundreds

Primrose Livestock has set up a heifer station in Saskatchewan

Calving out 900 heifers is demanding work at the best of times. Factor in a nasty Saskatchewan winter without so much as a hint of a southern Alberta chinook to melt the mountains of snow in 2014, and it’s a remarkable feat for an operation in its first production cycle. Kyle Primrose, who hails from […] Read more

grand champion bull

Canadian National Grand Champion, two years running

News about you from the Jan. 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Highland Stock Farms of Bragg Creek, Alberta & Payne Livestock of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, are the proud owners of the completely undefeated for two years Canadian National Grand Champion Limousin Bull and two-time Canadian Limousin Show Bull of 2013 & 2014 — RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z (see photo at top). He was named Grand Champion Limousin […] Read more


farm family on horseback

Have a restful calving season

The Ross family planned for one

Calving is the year-round focus on Chad and Crystal Ross’s 800-head cow-calf operation, but when calving season actually rolls around it’s the cows’ turn to do the work. The idea of letting cows calve on their own wouldn’t have entered their minds back in 1999 when they set up their place on the Ross L-7 […] Read more