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Edam Fall Fair celebrates 30th

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Edam Fall Fair. This commercial cattle show has become a premier event to attend in Western Canada and kicks off Friday night, October 30 at 6 p.m. and rolls into Saturday, October 31 starting at 9:30 a.m. Classes consist of Pen of Three and Five Bred Heifers, […] Read more



Events postponed due to COVID-19, going virtual instead

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the June 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc with industry events this summer. Event organizers have postponed some events to 2021, while others have been shifted online. Following is a rundown of changes to the calendar. The board of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) has postponed the conference originally scheduled for August in Penticton, B.C., to August 17 […] Read more

Mike Millar visited Woodjam Ranch as part of the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association AGM and tour.

Junior Stockman, Ranchman pair up for Ridin’ and Recitin’

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

This year has been a whirlwind of events from breed association AGMs, cattle shows, and 4-H junior events. My travels found me in New Brunswick and B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan and overseas in Scotland. What caught my attention was the passion felt by the beef producers nationally and internationally about how lucky we are to […] Read more


Woodjam Ranch was established in 1899 and is located at Horsefly, B.C. Cattle rancher Louis Seelhof of Woodjam has a unique valve device that helps keep water from freezing. Have a look below.

Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees selected

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

The Keith Gilmore Foundation would like to acknowledge and congratulate the scholarship winners for 2019. The KGF Prize for Beef Innovation went to Matthew Bates. He received a cheque for $10,000. Emma Cross and Will Ray­mond received the Here­ford Youth Scholarship. Each received a cheque of $2,500. Future of the Breed Scholarship $1,000 cheque winners […] Read more

Ag in Motion attendees take in the popular demonstration area at Ag in Motion 2019.  Photo: Greg Berg

Ag in Motion continues to grow in fifth anniversary year

In its fifth anniversary year, Ag in Motion welcomed 30,474 attendees through the gates and featured 552 exhibitors. Wednesday, July 17 was the biggest day on record for the show in its five-year history, with attendance reaching 12,660. “The show just continues to grow,” says Show Director Rob O’Connor. “We’re up to 552 exhibitors – […] Read more


A group of cow-calf pairs at the pen show during the World Angus Secretariat.

Report from the World Angus Secretariat

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

The Maritime Angus Association’s long time secretary-treasurer, Betty Lou Scott of Mount Thom, N.S., has stepped down from official duties. Her contribution and efforts to develop Maritime Angus are unmatched. Scott will still be involved as secretary-treasurer of the Nova Scotia Angus Association. The current and past board of directors thank Scott for all her […] Read more

Grand Champion Bull.

Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented

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

The winners of the Alberta Supreme Show of Champions presented by RAM were announced November 10 at FarmFair International. The Grand Champion Female (below) was GREENWOOD PLD ALLY 702A with calf at side GREENWOOD FLICK PYN 62F, shown by Greenwood Limousin and Angus of Lloydminster, Alta. The Grand Champion Bull (at top) was a Black […] Read more



Mark your calendars. The Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Aug. 14-16, will soon be here.

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Research on the Record with Reynold Bergen

The third annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) takes place in London, Ont., on August 14-16. The CBIC is co-hosted by the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), Canada Beef, Canadian Beef Breeds Council, and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The CBIC’s Bov-Innovation session is a popular, interactive, fast-paced workshop full of tips, ideas, and concepts […] Read more