GFM Network News


Keith Gilmore Foundation offers scholarships

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many scholarships are available for 2021 from the Keith Gilmore Foundation. These are specifically tailored for youth in the beef industry with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, and are available for college, university and post-graduate studies. Please visit the Keith Gilmore Foundation website for more information. Entries close soon so get your applications in […] Read more

Lloyd Ex welcomes interim manager

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Lloyd Ex would like to welcome Leanne Murphy to the Lloyd Ex admin team. Murphy will be filling the interim agriculture manager role. Leanne is no stranger to Lloyd Ex and is already enjoying catching up with everyone.


World Charolais shows goes virtual

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 World Charolais Congress in Australia, and the 2021 Charolais World Technical Conference in the Czech Republic, were cancelled. In response, Charolais Charbray International are holding a worldwide virtual show in 2021.  There are three divisions in the competition: Full French, Purebred and Charbray, with five age categories for both females and […] Read more

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch’s 51st “Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale”

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Creech families held their 51st annual production sale at the ranch north of Lloyd- minster on February 6, 2021. Cold weather aside, the sale was well-attended and bidding was spirited. Bulls and females sold to seven Canadian provinces and four American states. Both commercial and registered breeders acquired Hill 70 Quantock bulls across seven […] Read more


HAROLDSON’S UNITED 33D 36G.

Canadian bull wins big at Oklahoma

Purely Purebred, news from the April 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to HAROLDSON’S UNITED 33D 36G on winning Grand Champion polled Hereford bull and Supreme Champion bull at the 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. He is the first bull calf to ever be selected for the Top 10 Bull Lineup at Canadian Western Agribition, then go on to win the Polled Hereford Show at […] Read more

Gelbvieh Association sends heifers to college

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Canadian Gelbvieh Association has organized the first replacement heifer performance project of its type at Olds College in Alberta. Sixty Gelbvieh and Gelbvieh-influenced heifers started the project February 19. Cattle producers from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta who use Gelbvieh genetics enrolled heifers born from February to April of 2020 in the project.  The project […] Read more


Left to right: Kylie, Kaden, Gary, Tami, Donna, Mark, Jorja, Wade, Cynthia and Mason Beck.

2020 Purebred Charolais Breeder of the Year for Saskatchewan

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Charolais Association has named Beck Farms the 2020 Breeder of the Year. Beck Farms is a family-operated mixed farm outside of Milestone, Sask. The family got its start in the Charolais breed when Wade, Mark and Jill purchased four Charolais heifers to show in 4-H in 1987. The Charolais tradition continues with the […] Read more

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Canadian Western Agribition launches Virtual Education Program

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is proud to launch its first-ever Virtual Education Program.  CWA’s Virtual Education Program is a year-round online platform that features content and learning for all elementary-aged students. The program brings some of the best online and accessible lessons about agriculture directly to the […] Read more


Brian Good retires

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Many cattle producers from across Canada and around the world have gotten to know Brian Good in his role as commercial Canadian Angus fieldman and representative for the breed. Well-respected everywhere he went, Good was equally comfortable in an auction mart talking to producers about the merits of using Angus genetics or a boardroom in […] Read more

Three generations of the Oberle Farm with the triplets. Left to right: grandfather Ralph Oberle, grandson Mackenzie Oberle and son Kelly Oberle.

Oberle Farms sees two sets of Charolais triplets

Purely Purebred, news from the March 2021 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Most cattlemen would agree that single calves are the norm, with the odd set of twin calves making an appearance. Triplets are not normally ever seen in a lifetime. How about two sets of triplets on the same farm? Oberle Farms is a purebred Charolais farm near Shaunavon in southwest Saskatchewan that had triplets within […] Read more