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Canadian Limousin Association members elected their board of directors this summer at their AGM in Sask­atoon (l. to r.): Laura Ecklund (interim GM), Carey Hirschfeld (director), Cody Miller (treasurer), Dan Darling (director), Wayne Burgess (vice-president), Matthew Heleniak (director), Erin Kishkan (past president), Amanda Matthews-Haywood (president). Missing: Joe Cooper and Mike Geddes.

Limousin breeders elect board of directors

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

The Canadian Limousin Association is excited to have Amanda Matthews-Haywood of Bragg Creek, Alta., serve as president. She represents a family history of board involvement and is the third generation of Highland Stock Farms to be elected as president of the CLA. The first was her grandfather, Donald C. Matthews, in 1981, followed by her […] Read more

CAA senior director of business development BC/AB Brian Good presents the 50-year CAA Heritage Award to Doug Munton (r) of Benchmark Angus.


Canadian Angus Association honours Munton family of Alberta

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

You can buy CCIA-approved RFID tags for your Angus-influenced cattle from the Canadian Angus Association. The Canadian Green Angus Tag Program is the largest branded tag program in the world. The tags visually and electronically identify the cattle as containing a minimum 50 per cent Angus genetics. As a Canadian Angus tag user you are […] 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


Well-timed updates on bull scrotal circumference

The third edition of the Bull Breeding Soundness outlines a few changes

The Western Canadian Association of Bovine Practitioners (WCABP) has published a third edition of the Bull Breeding Soundness manual written by Dr. Albert D. Barth, which contains some changes to the accepted minimal scrotal circumference for the different breeds at different ages. The old standard was a few years old so this new version is […] Read more



Left to right: Brett Jensen, auctioneer; Donnie Peacock, auctioneer; Lee Crowley, manager (Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current); Bob Toner, director of business development Sask./Man.; and Brian Good, senior director of business development B.C./Alta. (Canadian Angus Association).

Heartland Livestock receives Auction Market of the Year Award

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

The Canadian Angus Association presented Heartland Livestock Services from Swift Current, Sask., with its Auction Market of the Year Award last month at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Lethbridge. The Heartland Swift Current facility was built in 1991 and covers 130 acres. There are 60 holding pens with water and feed, […] 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


Congratulations to Cedarlea Farms, Garner and Lori Deobald and family of Hodgeville, Sask., for being named Sask­atchewan Charolais Association’s Purebred Breeder of the Year for 2016.

Simmental Champion of the world, bull division

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

It was exciting to be at Canadian Western Agribition this year and see all the changes with old buildings coming down and new structures taking their place. This year’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge was the last cattle show to be held in the stadium before she is torn down and replaced. With grand champion show […] Read more

Taste-testing during a Canadian Beef Advantage Seminar in Shanghai in 2013.

Some thoughts on China’s beef business

Nutrition with John McKinnon, beef cattle nutritionist

Recently I had the opportunity to visit China and spend some time with beef and dairy producers in this vast and truly interesting country. As this article goes to press in midsummer, I thought it would be interesting to provide you with a few insights into beef production in this part of the world. This […] Read more