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Nearly 70 members from across Canada, plus two from the U.S., attended the Young Canadian Simmental Association’s National Classic in Saint-Hyacinthe, Que., in August.

News from the Canadian Simmental Association

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the September 30, 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic was held in August at Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. Here are a few highlights from the show: Champion Open Female – OATTES SINFUL FLIRT 55F (see below) Champion Open Bull – IRCC DLC KING GEORGE 905G (see below) Champion Bred and Owned Female – JCLS FLEK OF GOLD Champion Commercial […] Read more

Travis Hunter (r), president of the Manitoba Limousin Association, congratulates Bill and Lauren Campbell of Campbell Land & Cattle Inc., who were presented with the 2019 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassador Award at the organization’s AGM on Jan. 5, 2019.

Campbell family of Manitoba receive Limousin Association Ambassador Award

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the March 2019 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference awarded Honour Scrolls to three couples on January 17 in Regina, including Helge and Candace By, Keith and Linda Kaufmann and Lyle and Linda Stewart. Helge and Candace By of Regina, Sask., are known for their work in the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry. In 1999, they became […] Read more


Steve Ganczar last year realized trying to maintain a farm work/off-farm work/life balance was taking a serious physical toll.

When it’s time to say goodbye to your herd

As an agricultural lender, Steve Ganczar has seen many of his clients grapple with the decision to downsize or disperse their cow herd. Ganczar, a senior lender and supervisor at a credit union in Dauphin, Man., always empathized with the heartbreak that this decision can create, whether it was due to financial or health reasons. […] Read more

A more rapid refinement of the EPD profiles can only be a good thing, says Jay Cross.

EPDs sped up

Considering the practical implications of BOLT EPDs

For Jay Cross of Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) play a significant role in breeding functional cattle. “Particularly in the last 10 years, we have recognized that an increasing number of our customers are driven by EPDs,” says Cross, who ranches at Okotoks, Alta. The Hereford breeder, whose family has raised cattle […] Read more


2017 Saskatchewan Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year.

Purebred Breeders of the Year awarded

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

At Canadian Western Agribition, the Saskatchewan Simmental Association recognized their Commercial and Purebred Breeders of the Year. Black Gold Simmental made up of the Noble family, Randy and Vanessa Noble and sons Ryley and Toby, was awarded the 2017 Purebred Breeder of the Year and Andy Hofer from Spring Creek Colony, 2017 Commercial Breeder of […] Read more

Simmental breeders celebrate 50th anniversary

Seedstock: News Roundup from the January 2018 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

A week of events during Canadian Western Agribition wrapped up the Canadian Simmental Association’s (CSA) milestone year of activities in co-operation with provincial Simmental associations to mark 50 years since the first Simmental set foot on Canadian soil. Parisien, a 1966 red-and-white spotted Simmental bull calf bred and born in France, was the lone Simmental […] Read more


Blair and Stephanie McIntosh started their Simmental herd in 2003 with six cows, one heifer and a bull.

Stay balanced

Building a seedstock business from scratch

Anyone who raises cattle knows the work is never done, it just changes with the seasons. Raising breeding stock takes that commitment to another level with registrations, shows, and sale preparations often colliding with the start of a new calving season. Despite all of the extras involved, Blair and Stephanie McIntosh knew from the get-go […] Read more

This Limousin calf is the first to carry the CJLA prefix. Read more below!

Canadian Junior Limousin Association welcomes a new calf

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the May 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Don Matthews Memorial Award recognizing excellent service to the purebred beef cattle industry was posthumously presented to Gary Smith by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council during its annual meeting in Calgary. The award honours the late Don Matthews, a past president of the CBBC and member of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. Smith’s […] Read more


VBP helps keep beef in the game

No one has to participate in the verified beef program, but consumers and the food industry are starting to call the shots

Les Johnston figures if he wants to continue to sell beef, and hopefully tap into top or higher-value markets, he needs to be able to show buyers as well as consumers he is doing a good job. The southern Saskatchewan rancher is a believer in the Canadian Verified Beef Production (VBP) program. He was doing […] Read more

The Canadian Gelbvieh Association elected a new board of directors at its annual meeting during Canadian Western Agribition in November. Back row (l-r): Kert Ness, Ryan Sommerfeld, James Jasper, Neal Overby. Front row (l-r): Lon Carlson (vice-president), Aaron Birch, Lee Wirgau (president).

Canadian Gelbvieh Association elects new board

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the February 2017 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

2016 was a record-setting year for the Canadian Angus Association with members registering 62,414 calves. The previous high was 61,578 calves in 2008. Sales of Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tags was the second-highest amount on record at 278,010. Congratulations to Glen and Darlene Glessman of Glesbar Cattle Co. Ltd. for winning the Canadian Angus Foundation’s […] Read more