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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

The 2016-17 Purebred beef team: Back row (l to r): Carson Rodgers, Devon Fox, Cole Dodgson. Middle row (l to r): Kate Laycraft, Sadie Luba, Cheyenne Catley, Taylor Kalbfleisch, Leila Hickman, Marissa Campbell, Nora Lazurko, Brooke Palfenier, Kally Parker. Front row (l to r): Taylor Black, Tateum McPherson, and Teresa Mann.

Lakeland College Purebred beef team for 2016-17

Purely Purebred with Mike Millar: News about you from the November 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Congratulations to Canadian Angus personality Bob Prestage, who was one of three men inducted into the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame on October 7. Prestage has been dedicated to beef cattle-breeding and genetic programs in Alberta for more than 50 years. His commitment to the industry is evident through his sustained work in marketing and […] Read more


KAY-R Charolais bred KAYR Patent 748B was named Reserve Champion Charolais Bull at the Fort Worth show. Congratulations go out to Oklahoma Bovine Genetics, Dismukes Ranch, Beaman Cattle Company and KAY-R Charolais.

KAY-R Charolais named Reserve Champion Charolais Bull

Purely Purebred: News about you from the March 2016 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

This year at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, the Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll was presented to Bob and Gail Switzer of Sandy Bar Angus, Aneroid; Ivan and Mary Muri of Muridale Shorthorns, Swift Current and Bill Young from Lumsden, Sask., a retired Simmental breeder and co-founder of Young’s Farm Equipment. The prestigious award has […] Read more

At the Masterfeeds Supreme Champion competition at the RAWF in Toronto.

Angus dominates at 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Purely Purebred: News about you from the December 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Taylor Isley is the Commercial Angus Identification and Performance Program (CAIPP) co-ordinator of the Canadian Angus Association. This is a one-year internship supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Career Focus Program. Taylor will be working with breed development director, Kajal Devani, to get the CAIPP program up and running in 2016. Through CAIPP producers can […] Read more


Breeding stock bound for Mexico

It won’t be the sandy beaches that draw Grant and Tanya Chittick south to Mexico for the winter. When they do make the trip on their own time, it will be to visit the ranches that are home to breeding stock purchased from the family’s ranch north of Mayerthorpe, Alta. Chittick received word September 28 […] Read more

This is the Canadian delegation of 37 at the Durango portion of the World Angus Secretariat in Mexico. Durango is the second leg of the three-location event wrapping up Oct. 27 in Mazatland/Sinaloa.

Young 4-H cattle producer donates proceeds to STARS

Purely Purebred: News about you from the November 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

In 2017 The World Angus Forum will be held in Scotland, the home of the Aberdeen Angus breed. The forum will take place from Thursday, June 15 to Monday, July 3, 2017 and will incorporate a pre-forum tour in England, a post-forum tour in Scotland and the Royal Highland Show taking place in Edinburgh. The […] Read more


A determined Jane Beierbach with her heifer KLR Janice 2C head to the show ring at Young Ranchman’s All Breed Show in Swift Current. Thanks to Randy and Karen Wagner of KLR Polled Herefords, Consul, Sask. for supplying the calf and helping Jane get started on her show career. Jane and her parents John and Heidi call Maple Creek home and are looking forward to next year’s show.

Youth descend on Swift Current for the Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show

Purely Purebred: News about you from the October 26 2015 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show held in Swift Current in late September was attended by youth from all three Prairie provinces, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. There were 150 participants who exhibited 170 head of cattle and competed over the course of three days, in skill competitions such as public speaking, art, photography, team […] Read more