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New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, ABP elects new board

NewsMakers from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Greg Stavert. Greg Stavert is a fifth-generation farmer from Freetown, P.E.I. He farms with his father and uncle at Stavert Farms Limited, where they produce seed potatoes for local and domestic markets. They also feed 175 natural Angus cattle and have a flock of free-run laying hens. Stavert is a board member […] Read more

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders, ABP holds delegate elections

NewsMakers from the February 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Charlene Yungblut was raised on a small commercial cow-calf farm in Thorold, Ont. She developed a passion for agriculture, specifically livestock, at a young age while helping on the family farm. Yungblut was also an active 4-H member in Niagara. This passion led her to pursue an agriculture diploma from Ridgetown College. Today she works […] Read more


Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and new faces at beef, cattle groups

NewsMakers from the January 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Andrea van Iterson grew up on a small backgrounding operation near Westwold, B.C. She describes 4-H as an integral part of her childhood, and today she is a 4-H leader with her sons’ club. After eight years off farm, in 2012 van Iterson and her husband moved their young family to Westwold to farm with […] Read more

Producer passings, and Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation Award recipients

NewsMakers from the December 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Canadian Cattlemen is sad to announce that Ernie Esau of Elm Creek, Man., passed away on October 26. Esau was an influential seedstock producer who began breeding Shorthorns in 1951. Esau set out to improve the breed, developing animals with larger frames and more muscling than other Shorthorns of that era. In 1955, he married […] Read more


Accolades for bovine veterinarian, practitioner

NewsMakers from the November 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Dr. Tye Perrett received a Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV)/Association Canadienne des Vétérinaires Bovins (ACVB) Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his service as the association’s first president for two consecutive years (2007-09). Perrett provided capable guidance at a time when even small decisions would be magnified over the span of time. The association […] Read more

Beef cattle publisher and promoter passes

NewsMakers from the October 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

We are sad to report the passing of Laurel “Laurie” Watson, 66, of West Montrose, Ont., on September 3. Watson was a promoter and publisher in the beef cattle industry. Together with her father, Harald Gunderson (deceased in 2012), they produced the World of Beef and the Limousin Leader in the ’70s and ’80s. Watson […] Read more


BCRC announces Beef Research Mentorship Program participants

NewsMakers from the September 28, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to Mike Raine, who was recently appointed editor at the Western Producer. Raine has been with the Western Producer for 28 years, most recently as managing editor. Over the course of his journalism career, Raine has remained active on the farm as well. Raine takes the reins from the Producer’s previous editor, Brian MacLeod. […] Read more

Canadian Beef Industry Award presented, new Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the September 7, 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Robyn Unrau was raised on a small cow-calf operation near Marquette, Man. Unrau has earned a diploma in agriculture, majoring in livestock production, from the University of Manitoba, and is pursuing an animal science degree. Unrau plans to pursue a career in the beef industry while growing her family farm. Unrau’s mentor […] Read more


Cattlemen’s Young Leaders and Environmental Stewardship Award winners

NewsMakers from the August 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Growing up on a cow-calf operation near Innisfree, Alta., Dr. Lacey Tillotson’s love for animals inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She studied animal science at the University of Alberta, and completed a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2012 from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, she’s […] Read more

From left: Kate Barnett, Kathleen Holweger, Kimberly Lansdall.

New Cattlemen’s Young Leaders

NewsMakers from the June 2020 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Kate Barnett was raised on a commercial cow-calf operation near Williams Lake, B.C. By age 15, she’d started building her own commercial Red Angus herd, which she showed at 4-H and fall fairs. Barnett earned her bachelor of science in agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan, with an agriculture business major. She […] Read more