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History: Manager’s Report

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Manager’s Report By Grant MacEwan To the President and Directors, Council of Canadian Beef Producers, (Western Section) ‘Eight months with the Council of Canadian Beef Producers (Western Section), have served to confirm the task in promotion and public relations that faces the beef producers of Canada. The responses to the efforts of those months seem […] Read more

History: Calgary Bull Sale Still Great

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Calgary Bull Sale Still Great By Lorne Stout ‘Optimists and pessimists staged a week-long battle at the 53rd annual Calgary Bull Sale, but by Saturday night – when the last of 1,135 Bulls had been sold – the optimists had won hands down. This had been Calgary’s greatest Bull Sale – in more than half […] Read more


Kenneth R. Coppock.

History: Coppock resigns as WSGA secretary

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Coppock resigns as WSGA secretary By Canadian Cattlemen staff/Kenneth Coppock ‘CALGARY, Feb. 18, 1953 – In a joint statement today issued by Bert Hargrave, President of the Western Stock Growers’ Association, and Kenneth R. Coppock, it was announced that Mr. Coppock had resigned as Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the Association, a position he has […] Read more

A small place of his own on the ranch is often the happiest solution for the retiring rancher.

History: The Rancher Retires

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Rancher Retires By Lyn Harrington ‘No one likes to think ahead to the day when his eyesight’s not so good, wind not what it was, and when both mental and muscular reactions are slowed down. But it happens, just as inevitably in man as it does the herd. The difference is that the rancher […] Read more


History: Ranching De Luxe

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Historical Tales: Ranching de Luxe By Senator F. W. Gershaw ‘As the dwindling herds of buffalo retreated from the hills of Western Dakota an effort at big-time ranching was started. One day in April, 1883, a private car was shunted onto a side-track in Missouri known as the toughest little town on the line. The […] Read more

History: Canadian Railway Transportation

Reprinted from the April 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Railway Transportation By Francis Olson ‘The first settlement of Western Canada was dependent upon the development of a railroad system whereby raw materials could be exported and supplies imported to the prairie region. The confederation with British Columbia in 1871 required that a railway be completed to the Pacific Coast in order to link […] Read more


History: Roughing it on the Rural Routes

Reprinted from the March 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Roughing it on the Rural Routes By P.W. Luce There’s plenty of variety in a rural mail carrier’s job, but there isn’t much money in it. Conditions are a little better than they were in the early years of the century, when I was a temporary major domo of one of the sideroads of the […] Read more

Chilco Home Ranch.

History: Chilco Ranch, Hanceville, B.C.

Reprinted from the February 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Chilco Ranch, Hanceville, B.C.  By Lyn Harrington ‘Chilco Ranch is one of the Big Five in the Chilcotin section of B.C.’s Cariboo. Beginning in the 1860’s, it is also one of the most storied. Nine owners have left their mark on the ranch in less than a century. Few large ranches have changed hands more […] Read more


History: Dwarfism Is a Breeder’s Problem

Reprinted from the February 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Dwarfism Is a Breeder’s Problem By Grant MacEwan ‘Dwarf calves are creating headaches for cattle breeders and the criticism has been advanced that not enough is being done to rid the breeds of this menace. Unfortunately, there is tendency on the part of some breeders to say as little as possible about dwarfs and do […] Read more

History: With the Junior Cattlemen

Reprinted from the January 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

With the Junior Cattlemen By Grant MacEwan ‘Question for today: Who was Robert Bakewell? If the question was about Thomas A. Edison, every young person would have the answer, “one of the world’s foremost inventors, the inventor of the phonograph”. If it were about George Stephenson, the equally ready answer would be, “an English engineer […] Read more