History Book

The Canadian Angus Foundation is creating a new Canadian Angus history book project, the first since 1985. This is a huge and exciting undertaking that we need all Canadian Angus Association members to help with: we need you to tell us your Angus story.

The Foundation has enlisted the assistance of members Doug and Linda Henderson to help collect our members’ stories. We want to know how you got your start in the Angus business, what memories stand out, what you’re most proud of, what your Angus operation has contributed to your life–as much or as little of your Angus history as you want to share.

There are many opportunities to share your history:

1. Watch for Doug and Linda out and about at Angus events all year long. When you see them, join them for a cup of coffee and tell them your story.
2. Call Tina Zakowsky at Angus Central (1-888-571-3580 ext 3584) to share your story
3. Send Tina an email (tzakowsky@cdnangus.ca) to share your story
4. Submit your story online (visit www.cdnangus.ca on the Announcements page, under  News and Events tab)

We want to hear from every single member, no matter how large or small. Every story matters and every story is worthy of inclusion in this comprehensive book. So much has changed in the last 30 years. Personal computers had only been on the market for a short time in 1985 and today we have just as much computing power if not more in the palms of our hands with mobile phones and tablets. While many of the breeders featured in Lloyd Pickard’s 1985 Canadian Angus History Update are still active, many of today’s prominent breeders had not even started. We will continue to see changes in technology and world leadership as we gather the stories and compile them into a great history book. Please help us capture this moment in time and preserve this generation of Angus history for the next generations of breeders who haven’t even been born yet.

Thank you to the following Canadian Angus members who have submitted their family histories for the updated history project:

Name Farm/Operation Name City Province
David Hepburn 3H Angus Whitewood SK
Garry & Eileen Brown 7 Towers East Garafraxa ON
Lorraine & Robert Gilchrist & McTavish 7-11 Ranch Asquith SK
Russ Muenchrath Albern Angus Rockyford AB
Doug & Joyce Allen & family Allencroft Angus Taber AB
Alton Chown Ambleside Farm Kierstead Mt. NB
Anderson family Anderson Cattle Company Swan River MB
Rodney Ribey Angus Knoll Farm Tiverton ON
Russell Hutchison Avalawn Angus Virden MB
Dave Hofstra Avelyn Angus Leduc AB
Peter & Maxine Schmaltz Beiseker Red Angus Airdrie AB
Don & Darrell Bell Belmoral Angus Dubuc SK
Robert Shwaluk Big Black Bulls Shoal Lake MB
Hayden Teeple Big Dream Livestock Paisley ON
Brian and Lynanne Good and Family Black Browe Red Deer AB
Lyall Edgerton Botany Angus Farm Souris MB
Keith, Carol, Heather, Kevin, Karen and Cathrine Bligh BOUNTY B RANCH Central Butte SK
Frank Riley Bur Cattle Farm Celista BC
Ruth and John Magee Carmichael Red Angus Ltd Tompkins SK
Doug & Cheryl and Stacey & Becky Domolewski CD Land & Cattle Taber AB
Mike & Carmela McNinch Cloverlake Angus Turtleford SK
Doug & Bev Robertson Coldstream Angus
Kim Cornell Cornell Farms Devlin ON
Marlin & Sharon Gabert Crooked Creek Angus Ranch Fort Saskatchewan AB
Ronald G. Storey Dandy Lawn Farms Rockwood ON
Riley Keller Dry Fork Cattle Company Rockglen SK
Dwayne Emery Dwajo Angus Camp Creek AB
Jim Grant Early Sunset Ranch Edam SK
Peggy Grant Early Sunset Ranch Edam SK
John Appleby East View Farms Coldstream BC
Dylan Funk Eton Six Cattle Snowflake MB
Ernest Gibson Everblack Angus Vermilion AB
Donna Van Arenthals Evergrove Angus Lucan ON
McCullough Family Glenmere Red Deer AB
Glen & Darlene Glessman Glesbar Barrhead AB
David Hasson Gold-Bar Livestock Guelph ON
Ken Wollman H crest farming Company Ltd Dundurn SK
Jeff & Lisa Holland Holland Hills Angus Prince George BC
Dale Mountjoy Hollow Dale Cattle Company Uxbridge ON
Grant McCaffrey Hunter Acres Hunter River PEI
Georgina Smith J Heart & Bar Heart Bluffton AB
Norman & Jo-Anne James Jamesview Farms Perth ON
Jarret, Jenna, Ava & Cade Loveridge JJL Livestock Melville SK
Linda Weins K & L Angus Bashaw AB
Kristine Lange Kala Ranch Wildwood AB
Larry & Maryann Kettlewell Kettlea Appin ON
Bob & Joyce Gordon & Family; Lois (McRae); Shirley (Kaufman); Sheila (Jensen); Lynn Gordon; Bruce Gordon Kinnaber Cattle Company Souris MB
Tyler Kueber Kueber Farms Killam AB
Lakeland College Vermilion AB
Stacey Simpson Lucky 7 Cattle Co Sedgewick AB
David Sample Mac Angus Farms Havelock QC
Larry & Cheryl Macnab Macnab Angus Mervin SK
Meggan & Jordan Laidler Magnum Ranching Frenchman Butte SK
Roland Bowman Maple Lane Farm Port Hope ON
McRae family Mar Mac Brandon MB
Jared McTavish McTavish Farms Moosomin SK
Roxena Crews Movin On Farms Kitscoty AB
Burt & Jo Shantz Needmore Angus Wetaskiwin AB
Laird & Joyce Senft New Force Angus Lipton SK
Mike and Linda Slaman Nith Ridge Angus Drumbo ON
Howard Schneider Northline Angus Ardrossan AB
Deb, Kieran, and Kodie Doetzel Nu-Horizon Angus Lipton SK
Deb Doetzel Nu-Horizon Angus Lipton SK
Cameron Nykoliation NYK Cattle Company Douglas MB
Elaine J Keen-Porteous Ossawa Angus Marquette MB
Kelly Paxman Paxman Valley Ranch Calgary AB
Kurt & Becky Pedersen Pedersen Livestock Edgerton AB
Oli Olson Peonan Ranch St. Martin MB
Blaine Canning Prairielane Farms Souris MB
John & Karen Brigan Red Rock Red Angus Airdrie AB
Mike Jarvis Rice Lake Angus Hastings ON
Robert Switzer Sandy Bar Ranch Ltd. Aneroid SK
Darcy and Megan Koester Serviceberry Angus Rockyford AB
Shiloh Cattle Company Craigmyle AB
Andrew Willcock Shoal Creek Angus Barrhead AB
Barry Ferguson Skyward Acres Grafton ON
Michael and Bev, Michael and Frank at first Ault South Nation Farms Brinston ON
Nancy Howatt and Family Sunset Ridge Red Angus Manitou MB
Blaine & Glenna Switzer Switzer Angus Swift Current SK
David Cieghorn Thistle Ridge ON
Merle Thomason Thomason Angus Farm Bethune SK
Kent, Leaime, Kendra and Taron Topham Topview Acres Grandview MB
Don & Dawn Atkinson Trailview Farm Lacombe AB
Dan & Alana, Matthew, Christian, Jesse & Kelsey, Cheyenne & Sawyer Van Steelandt Triple V Ranch Melita MB
Garnet and Shirley Yewsiuk U6 Livestock Wynyard SK
Gordon Roger Valley Lodge Cattle Co. Balgonie SK
John Vancise Jr. Vancise Cattle Company Inc. Stayner ON
Lloyd Pickard Waco Cattle Co Olds AB
Sidney Wilkinson Wilkinridge Stock Farm Ltd. Ridgeville MB
Reed Rigney Willow Springs Stock Farm Westlock AB
Ron and Nancy Cochrane Willowside Angus Thornton ON
John Wilmott Wilmo Angus Ranch Pense SK
Russell Taylor Windale Farms Roseneath ON
Collin Sauder Windy Willows Farms Hodgeville SK
Al Dickson Niton Junction AB
Glenn Copeland Nottawa ON
Jared Hunter Didsbury AB
Dylan Malinowski Theodore SK

For more information about the Foundation and current projects, contact:

Belinda Wagner
CAF Executive Director
(306) 757-6133