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.

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. Call Tina Zakowsky at Angus Central (1-888-571-3580 ext 3584) to share your story
2. Send Tina an email (tzakowsky@cdnangus.ca) to share your story
3. 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:

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

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

Belinda Wagner
Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director
(306) 757-6133