GFM Network News

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

Saskatchewan Forage Council gets new director

NewsMakers from the June 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Adrienne Hanson is the new executive director of the Saskatchewan Forage Council (SFC) replacing Leanna Rousell. Hanson and her family custom graze 400 pairs on their fourth-generation cattle operation near Langbank in southeast Saskatchewan. Her work background includes positions with PFRA, Western Beef Development Center, the livestock division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and a […] Read more

Haywood-Farmer acclaimed CCA president

NewsMakers from the May 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At the March annual meeting of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association in Ottawa David Haywood-Farmer of British Columbia was acclaimed president replacing Dan Darling from Ontario. Nanton, Alta.       Cow-calf and feedlot operator Bob Lowe was elected vice-president of the national cattle organization, and next in line for the top job. Lowe served as […] Read more

New president at the helm of BFO

NewsMakers from the April 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Joe Hill, a feedlot operator from Centre Wellington is the new president of Beef Farmers of Ontario. He has served on the BFO board for the past seven years as a feedlot director. Ron Lipsett, who runs a 150-head cow-calf herd and backgrounding operation in Grey County was elected vice-president. New to the board are […] Read more

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Circle H Farms receives Manitoba Environmental Stewardship Award

NewsMakers from the March 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Rick Toney of Gull Lake is the new chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association. Joe Jackson of Moose Jaw is vice-chair and Arnold Balicki from Shellbrook is the finance chair. Garret Hill of Duval is the member at large. Ben Fox of Dauphin was re-elected to another term as president of the Manitoba Beef Producers […] Read more

New ‘Food and Farm’ champion, Cattlemen hires new field editor

NewsMakers from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Piper Whelan of Airdrie, Alta., is the new field editor for Canadian Cattlemen. Raised on a purebred Maine-Anjou ranch at Irricana, Whelan studied English and history at the University of Alberta and journalism at the University of King’s Col­­lege. She previously worked in publishing and as a registry assistant for the Canadian Charolais Association, and […] Read more

Bovine calving simulator makes its debut at Agribition

NewsMakers from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

There has been a wholesale change in the executive of the Alberta Beef Producers with the election of Charlie Christie as chair, succeeding Bob Lowe of Nanton, who remains on the board as past chair for the next year, Kelly Fraser as vice-chair and Melanie Wowk as finance chair. Christie, whose family operates a cow-calf, […] Read more

Forage and Grassland Association presents award for leadership

NewsMakers from the December 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Bill Thomas, the recently retired director of the field services at Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. in Nova Scotia, is the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association Leadership Award. During his 30 years of extension service he implemented educational forage production programs at the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College, now part of […] Read more

Wildfires claim life of young cattleman

NewsMakers from the November 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Wildfires that swept through Alberta and into Saskatchewan last month claimed one of the young leaders of Alberta’s cattle industry when James Hargrave, 34, of Walsh, Alta., died in a vehicle crash while fighting a fire along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. Hargrave was a vice-president of the Western Stock Growers’ Association and former delegate of the […] Read more