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Amanda and Steve Sickle of Sickle Farms receive the Beef Farmers of Ontario Environmental Stewardship Award.

Sickle Farms receives Beef Farmers of Ontario Environmental Stewardship Award

NewsMakers from the June 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program Megan Clifton grew up on her family’s cattle ranch near Keremeos, B.C. She was very involved in the local 4-H beef club and her family’s operation while growing up. After graduating from Thompson Rivers University’s two-year registered veterinary technician program, she worked at a mixed animal practice in Penticton as well […] Read more

The 2019 Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award recipients (l. to r.): Anne Wasko, Tim Hardman, Bob Lowe and David Haywood-Farmer, president of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association.

Beef Industry Innovation and Sustainability Award recipients

NewsMakers from the May 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Jordan Dahmer and Leonard Retzlaff are two of the young people enrolled in the 2018-19 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program. Jordan Dahmer hails from a small cow-calf operation near Brookdale, Man. She developed a passion for the beef industry at a young age, and spent six years in local beef and horse 4-H clubs. Dahmer completed […] Read more


Martin Unrau (left) receives his lifetime achievement award from Tom Teichroeb, Manitoba Beef Producers president.

Manitoba Beef Producers present lifetime achievement award

NewsMakers from the April 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Jacqueline Toews and Jessica Giles are two of the young people enrolled in the 2018-19 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program. Jacqueline Toews grew up on a commercial beef operation near Glaslyn, Sask. Her experiences in 4-H and on the family ranch ignited a passion for agriculture. Toews earned a bachelor of science, and her undergraduate thesis […] Read more

More Cattlemen’s Young Leaders enter the program

NewsMakers from the March 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Annessa Good, Bree Patterson and Dean Sentes are three of the young people accepted into the 2018/2019 Cattlemen’s Young Leader Program. Annessa Good hails from a mixed farm at Cremona, Alta. Good studied business, specializing in supply chain management, at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Good worked in various industries before moving back to the […] Read more


Welcome new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the February 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Allana Minchau and Amy Higgins are two of the young people accepted into the 2018-19 Cattlemen’s Young Leaders program. Over the next few months we will feature two or three of the young leaders. Allana Minchau grew up on a commercial cowcalf operation west of Millet, Alta. At an early age, she started her own […] Read more

Cattlemen welcomes new editor in New Year

NewsMakers from the December 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lisa Guenther of Livelong, Sask., will become the editor of Canadian Cattlemen in January 2019. She was raised on a commercial cow-calf farm near Bright Sand Lake, Sask., and joined Cattlemen as associate editor in October. Previously she worked as a field editor for Grainews and Country Guide, sister publications to the Cattlemen. She replaces […] 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 BeefResearch.ca. She started with BCRC last month after spending six weeks in Japan as part of […] Read more

Wasko elected chair of Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

NewsMakers from the October 22, 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Anne Wasko, well known market analyst with Gateway Livestock who ranches with her husband Barry at Eastend, Sask., has been elected chair of the industry-weighted council of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef for 2018-19. She replaces rancher Cherie Copithorne-Barnes who chaired the council through its early growing pains over the past four years. Anne […] Read more


New beef researchers chosen for mentorships

NewsMakers from the September 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) had named four new beef researchers who will be mentored on the practical aspects of beef production by producers and industry reps over the next year. Dr. Jill Bainard is being mentored by Saskatchewan rancher Duane Thomp­son and agri-environmental specialist Sarah Som­­merfeld. Bainard is a forage ecophysiologist who studies the relationship […] Read more

New general manager for Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

NewsMakers from the August 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

David Moss is the new general manager of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association replacing Rob McNabb who retired after 20 years in the position. Moss brings to the job practical hands-on experience managing a feedlot and custom silage operation and numerous executive positions in agribusiness. He was co-founder and vice-president of AgriClear LP the online agri-business […] Read more