GFM Network News

New book details Canada’s Angus cattle history

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Breed, the Legends, the History — Canadian Angus History Book, 2019 Edition is now available for purchase. A volunteer committee spent more than 2-1/2 years gathering member histories (363 in all) and information, and then compiling the book. The 560-page full-colour book is the third history book published in the Canadian Angus Association’s 113-year […] Read more

Brian Good given champion award

Brian Good given champion award

Reading Time: < 1 minute Brian Good of the Canadian Angus Association recently received the Industry Champion Award from the Livestock Markets Association of Canada. Good is the senior director of business development for the Angus association, which is headquartered in Rocky View County. “Brian is what the Industry Champion Award was designed for,” said Rick Wright, the executive administrator […] Read more

Valentina and Sharon Gabert receive their 50-year CAA Heritage Award from Trevor Welch, Canadian Angus Association president.

Gabert family given 50-year membership award

Reading Time: < 1 minute 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. […] Read more

CAA building bridges for Angus breeders

CAA building bridges for Angus breeders

Reading Time: 2 minutes What kind of advice can an Angus breeder in the Maritimes give to a breeder in Alberta? 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 in a mentorship program announced at the Canadian Angus Association’s annual meeting […] Read more

Joyce Van Donkersgoed demonstrates processing techniques to students from Olds College.

Get rid of your cattle if they’re getting too big

Heavier cattle — particularly ones with small frames — can develop 
feet problems, especially if they suffer heat stress

Reading Time: 3 minutes Don’t keep big, fat cattle around because it could increase animal welfare problems. Animal welfare icon Temple Grandin has recently been sounding alarms about more lameness in beef cattle and part of that is related to heavier weights and genetics. “There are certain genetic lines of beef cattle that are repeating a mistake the pig […] Read more