Rick and Sharon Gabert of Crooked Creek Angus Ranch were honoured for 50 years of consecutive family membership in the Canadian Angus Association at this year’s Farmfair.
The Fort Saskatchewan-area ranch began as a dairy and grain operation, started a herd of commercial Angus in 1964, and purchased its first registered Angus cows in 1968. The Gabert family has never missed Farmfair and has shown at the event longer than any other Angus breeders.
The Canadian Angus Association is the country’s largest purebred beef breed organization, with more than 2,000 members. It started its long-term recognition award program in 1998 to honour individuals and families who have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the Angus breed in Canada by maintaining a continuous membership in the association for at least 50 years.