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Cattle graze at the Waldron Ranch Grazing Co-op, which encompasses 65,000 acres.

Historic ranch provides top grazing opportunities for cattle

Waldron Ranch has been a cattle producer’s paradise since Duncan McNab McEachran established it in 1883

You know a winter range is excellent grazing land when a cow will cross every fence she can to get there. Mike Roberts, manager of the Waldron Ranch Grazing Co-op, pointed out a herd of cows grazing in low-lying pastures while hosting participants of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association’s pre-conference tour in November. This […] Read more

All in on year-round grazing

Stephen Hughes’ family has operated the Chinook Ranch near Longview, Alta., since the late 1940s. It consists of 5,000 acres, roughly half in Crown lands, and most of it in tall grass prairie to carry 500 cows year-round plus 500 yearlings in the summer. It was a traditional operation, raising hay to carry the cows […] Read more


Stock Growers Association splits with SCA on traceability

News Roundup from the August 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

There was no shortage of issues to debate with 24 resolutions on the table during Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s 102nd AGM at Swift Current. Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart’s launch of the province’s online premises identification (PID) database during his address to open the conference didn’t sway members set against mandatory PID. They narrowly defeated a […] Read more