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Speckle Park cattle sets new world record

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

Introducing the 2016 Canadian Western Agribition board of directors (photo below). Back row (l-r): Carla Schmitt*, Blake MacMillan (executive member at large), Bryce Thompson (executive member at large)*, Stewart Stone (president), Bruce Holmquist (vice-president), Reed Andrew (past president), Chris Lees (executive member at large)*, Barry Young. Front row (l to r): Marty Kratochvil*, Michael Latimer, Jodi […] Read more

KAY-R Charolais bred KAYR Patent 748B was named Reserve Champion Charolais Bull at the Fort Worth show. Congratulations go out to Oklahoma Bovine Genetics, Dismukes Ranch, Beaman Cattle Company and KAY-R Charolais.

KAY-R Charolais named Reserve Champion Charolais Bull

Purely Purebred: News about you from the March 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

This year at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, the Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll was presented to Bob and Gail Switzer of Sandy Bar Angus, Aneroid; Ivan and Mary Muri of Muridale Shorthorns, Swift Current and Bill Young from Lumsden, Sask., a retired Simmental breeder and co-founder of Young’s Farm Equipment. The prestigious award has […] Read more


Tessa and Colin Verbeek.

Jumping in with eyes wide open

It starts with a sound plan, say Tessa and Colin Verbeek, plus some parental support, a large helping of passion for the business, and a willingness to go for it

Tessa and Colin Verbeek will forever look back on 2015 as a landmark year. They married, established a new yardsite with a home and barn where they hosted their first annual prospect-calf open-house sale, she accepted a position as general manager of the Canadian Limousin Association, and he took the plunge into farming full time […] Read more

At the Masterfeeds Supreme Champion competition at the RAWF in Toronto.

Angus dominates at 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Purely Purebred: News about you from the December 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Taylor Isley is the Commercial Angus Identification and Performance Program (CAIPP) co-ordinator of the Canadian Angus Association. This is a one-year internship supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Career Focus Program. Taylor will be working with breed development director, Kajal Devani, to get the CAIPP program up and running in 2016. Through CAIPP producers can […] Read more


Breeding stock bound for Mexico

It won’t be the sandy beaches that draw Grant and Tanya Chittick south to Mexico for the winter. When they do make the trip on their own time, it will be to visit the ranches that are home to breeding stock purchased from the family’s ranch north of Mayerthorpe, Alta. Chittick received word September 28 […] Read more