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Swan River resident Austen Anderson (centre) is this year’s Canadian Angus Association Outstanding Young Angus Breeder.

Past greats, future leaders honoured at CAA awards

Manitoba Angus breeders old and new were recognized during the Canadian Angus Association national convention in Brandon in June

Lyall Edgerton of Souris could be on a beach enjoying his retirement, but he’s not quite ready to give up on the Angus-breeding business, despite a half-century in the industry. One of Manitoba’s long-standing seedstock producers, Edgerton was presented with a 50-year Canadian Angus Association Heritage Award June 10 in Brandon. Kuno Freitag of Alameda,

A herd of Black Angus Cattle

New mentorship program looks to connect Angus breeders

New Angus breeders will be given the opportunity to pick more experienced brains on industry concerns, business development and day-to-day decisions through a mentorship program

What kind of advice can an Angus breeder in the Maritimes give to a breeder in Manitoba? If their management practices are similar enough, they might be about to find out. Participating long-term breeders will be paired off with industry newcomers this summer after the Canadian Angus Association launched its national mentorship program June 10.


Attendees take a tour of Norman and Ruth Anderson and Son’s Farm near Souris, one of several area tours included in the Canadian Angus Association national convention in Brandon.

National Angus breeders get a taste of Brandon

Panel discussions and tours of the local area and cattle industry were on the agenda as 
Brandon hosted the 2017 Canadian Angus Association national convention June 8-11


[UPDATED, July 5, 2017] The Angus breeding community descended on Brandon in June for its first annual convention in the Keystone province since 2011. Outgoing president David Sibbald said he was excited to see so many attending the event, something that’s important because the industry needs to co-ordinate on a plethora of important issues including

A newborn black angus calf with it's mother

Canadian Angus Association to pursue verified sustainability

Canadian Angus Association CEO Rob Smith says the group is looking at programs like Verified Beef Production Plus for inspiration when it comes to certifying sustainability

Canadian Angus Association CEO Rob Smith wants his organization to take a larger role in verifying responsible management. “We’re going to take a look at the process for Verified Beef Production Plus and we’re going to take a look at the forms and the administrative requirements of that and we’re going to create a Canadian

Three Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees named

Horticulture, beef and farm events earn new members positions


The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame (CAHF) will soon have three new names in its membership rolls. On November 6, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, they’ll be inducting the late James Bartlett, Robert Switzer and John Willmott, all noted industry leaders who pushed the sector forward, says Herb McLane, CAHF president. “This year’s


Heartland Livestock Services named market of the year

The Canadian Angus Association salutes the Virden staff

The Canadian Angus Association (CAA) has named Heartland Livestock Services from Virden, Manitoba with the Auction Market of the Year. CAA director of field services, Brian Good, and Manitoba field staff, Lois McRae, presented the award in Winnipeg at the recent Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference. Heartland Livestock Services has been connecting buyers

What’s Up – for Jun. 9, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. June 9-11:Canadian Angus Association annual meetings, Elkhorn Ranch, Clear Lake. Registration deadline May 30. For more info visit mbangus.ca or call 1-888-622-6487. July 6-8:Canadian Seed Growers’ Association annual general meeting, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, 116 King St. W., Hamilton. For more info visit www.seedgrowers.ca/meetingsandevents or call

What’s Up – for May. 26, 2011

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] or call 204-944-5762. May 29:Day of The Honey Bee, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Forks Market, Winnipeg. For more information call Jim Campbell at 204-4675246, e-mail [email protected] net or visit www.manitobabee.org (click on “Activities and Events”). June 4:Workshop: Making boreal forest herbal teas and medicinal salves, Pine Falls.


BIXS System Ready For Prime Time – for Aug. 26, 2010

CALGARY Ranchers who wondered why they bothered to put RFID tags in their calves’ ears every spring will soon find out the reason. After extensive beta-testing by computer-savvy ranchers this summer, the online record-keeping system called the BIXS, or Beef InfoXchange System, will be ready for launch for the cow-calf sector by September of this

What’s Up – for May. 7, 2009

Please forward your agricultural events to [email protected] call 204-944-5762 May 6-10 – Canadian Angus Association annual convention, Harrison Hot Springs Resort, 100 Esplanade Ave., Harrison Hot Springs, B. C. For more info call 250-546-2813 or visit www.cdnangus.ca. May 15-16 – Manitoba Women’s Institute annual convention and personal development day, Selkirk Inn and ConferenceCentre, 162Main St.,Selkirk.