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Government of Alberta invests in agriculture at Lakeland College

The Government of Alberta announced today that Lakeland College will receive $17.3 million in capital maintenance and renewal funds to invest in the WHT Mead Animal Science Centre. Premier Jason Kenney visited Lakeland’s Vermilion campus to celebrate how the project will create new jobs in the region and enhance student-led learning in commercial agriculture. “Alberta’s […] Read more

Caylee Dorval is putting her scholarship award towards studying animal science at Lakeland College.

Sask. agriculture scholarship winner to study animal science technology

NewsMakers from the August 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program Melissa Van Sickle’s interest in cattle started early and grew with her participation in 4-H. Van Sickle earned a bachelor of science in animal science from the University of Saskatchewan and then visited Australia. She then returned home to work for her family’s business, Genetic Ventures, which specializes in artificial insemination […] Read more

Seedstock producers selling bulls at the 2019 Pride of the Prairies bull sale in Lloydminster, Sask. COVID-19 has shifted many bull buyers online in an effort to limit the disease's spread.

‘Pride of the Prairies’ hosts its 100th bull show

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

Senior 4-H members participating in the 10th Annual Summer Synergy at Olds Regional Exhibition this summer have an exciting opportunity. The top eight finalists in the judging competition will represent the Summer Synergy Judging Team in the Canadian National 4-H and Youth Judging Competition at Canadian Western Agribition in November. There they will compete against […] Read more

Glen Gabel checks over an Angus bull. Read his story at bottom.

Glen Gabel, a “true Cowboy”

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

Stromsmoe Herefords and Angus 34th annual production sale was held on December 4, 2018 at Etzikom, Alta. The sale grossed $495,075. As well, 31 Angus bulls averaged $7,250, seven Angus bull calves averaged $4,550, 12 Hereford bulls averaged $4,291 and 81 commercial bred females averaged $2,310. The Canadian Maine-Anjou Association awarded Bronwynn Frenzel of Magrath, […] Read more

Beef Cattle Research Council hires new extension co-ordinator

NewsMakers from the November 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Ellen Crane is the new extension co-ordinator for the Beef Cattle Research Council. In her new role she helps co-ordinate the development, maintenance and utilization of various extension resources, including the BCRC’s webinars, blog articles, and other content on She started with BCRC last month after spending six weeks in Japan as part of […] 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

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

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You judge the heifers! Part 1

Can you spot the genomics at work?

As cattlemen, we take pride in our ability to visually judge, select and breed cattle that work in our ranch environment. Often a good group of cattle is judged by its similarities and not its differences, so that’s one visual criteria for selection. With good reason, we also tend to focus on traits that are […] Read more

Supreme Champion Female honours sponsored by Breed Creek Angus went to Jacey Massey of New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, Alta., with her cow-calf pair.

4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the October 24, 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The 4th Annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock show was held in Swift Current, September 23-25. This show keeps growing with seven breed divisions represented, 173 juniors ranging in age from six to 21, along with 214 head of cattle. Part of the program for the children eight and under is the Little Rancher’s program. […] Read more

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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