Canadian Hereford Association

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January 2016 Performance Edition

Take Notice...

Jacob Onyschuk hired as Director of Business Development
Jacob Onyschuk comes to the Canadian Hereford Association with a wealth of experience in the livestock and beef industry. Having spent the last four years working for Northlands, Jacob was an integral part of the agriculture team helping significantly grow purebred cattle entries at Farmfair International.
Jacob graduated from the University of Alberta in 2013, with a BSc in Agriculture and a major in Animal Science. Prior to graduation, Jacob was an active member of 4-H Alberta and was named the Premiers Award recipient in 2012. After his 4-H career, Jacob continued to expand his cattle herd. He continues to farm today raising commercial cattle in Westlock County.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the Canadian Hereford Association. As one of the longest standing purebred breed in Canada I look forward to playing a part in continuing the legacy. I look forward to meeting all the breeders, commercial cattle women and men that are proud to raise Hereford cattle. As the Director of Business Development, I will work hard to promote the breed and support our membership in their marketing initiatives.”
Please join me in welcoming Jacob to the Hereford team.


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Getting the genetics right The Doerksens of Gemstone Cattle Co.
By Richelle Wiseman
On 1,500 acres in eastern Alberta, Arno, Tim and Daniel Doerksen are hard at work getting ready for their Gemstone Cattle Company’s second annual bull and female sale in Brooks, Alta. in December. The sale will include purebred Hereford and Angus bulls as well as Hereford, Angus and Hereford-Angus-cross commercial heifers.

The Doerksen family has been farming and raising Hereford cattle on this farm for almost a century and while the present generation is now focused on the future of Gemstone Cattle Company, it owes a lot to its past....
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2016 Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award
Congratulations Mary Elmhirst for winning the Federated Women's Institutes of Ontario (FWIO) Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award!
Since 1996, the FWIO have recognized the significant contributions made by women in agriculture at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair by presenting them with the prestigious Woman of Excellence in Agriculture Award.










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