Justine Fogden of Boulview Nangaringa organized her final SA Junior Heifer Expo, which saw a huge response this year after the 2020 expo was cancelled. “The number of past expo entrants who are doing major things in the beef industry is one of the most pleasing aspects for me,” she said. “Seeing kids go on with their careers and becoming really successful in many different sectors of the agriculture industry — not just the beef industry — is fantastic.”
Muddy Creek Ranch and its associated Bank Bar and Vault Restaurant in Wilsall got a glowing writeup in the Montana Standard. “The ranch has become well known and respected for its superior breeding program and serves as a clearinghouse of information for ranchers seeking to produce grass-fed beef,” wrote food reviewer Donnie Sexton.
Halley and Keely Adams of Ter-Ron Farms were among the recipients of Canadian Junior Angus scholarships, with Halley receiving the $1,500 Gordon Prichard Memorial Scholarship and Keely getting $500 from the Canadian Angus Foundation Legacy Scholarship program.
Canadian Cattlemen published a profile of Soderglen South, which received The Environmental Stewardship Award from Alberta Beef Producers and will be up for a national award at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference running Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
The Canadian Beef Improvement Network, operating for now under the authority of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council board, is moving closer to being operational, reports the Western Producer. Its goal is to standardize and unify the way genetic information is captured and communicated; to increase genetic literacy throughout the industry; and to link research and the industry.
The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, whose supporters include the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, put together a week-long showcase running from June 14 to 20 with nine hours a day of live-streamed content. “This experience will allow us to provide a hybrid of a great show for 200,000 people to attend, but also for many thousands of others to watch on-line, literally opening up a whole new world for the Royal Highland Show,” said Mark Currie of the RHASS.
Alberta Beef Producers has launched the Young Guns Contest, inviting young producers between the ages of eight and 21 to answer the question “What do you think will be the beef industry’s greatest innovation in the years to come?” Submissions are due July 30.