Blacksmith fired up by satisfied customers

Shoes that fit | Seeing a horse walk comfortably in its new shoes is gratifying, says blacksmith

CALGARY — When Riley Swanby was a child, she used to watch her father, Erik, work as a farrier, forging horseshoes and fitting them to the animals they protect. As an avid rider and horse lover, Swanby spent a lot of time around the farm near Crossfield, Alta., and as she grew up, her father’s […] Read more


Vet helps watch over animals at Stampede

Looking out for the livestock | Veterinarian finds animal exhibitions challenging, but worth it for public awareness

CALGARY — Every day, as tens of thousands of visitors pass through the agricultural buildings on the grounds of the Calgary Stampede, Dr. Ryan Wennekamp makes his own rounds watching for anything out of the ordinary. Wennekamp is a Stampede veterinarian and for the past three years he has worked as part of a team […] Read more


Red Angus takes top title at show

Stockade Round Up | Greenwood Limousin, Vikse Family Farm win grand championship titles

LLOYDMINSTER — A Limousin heifer and a Red Angus bull rose to the top at last weekend’s Lloydminster Stockade Round Up, taking home the supreme champion titles. The animals were among more than 200 purebred entries at the annual cattle show. Grandfather and grandson duo Bernard and Jayden Payne co-own Greenwood Wisteria Lane, the female […] Read more



Long-running cattle show attracts youthful crowd

Average bull sale price close to $4,000 | Bull show’s addition of steer and heifer events bolsters attendance

LLOYDMINSTER — Despite nearing its centennial year, the Lloyd-minster Pride of the Prairies Bull Show and Sale is attracting a younger crowd than ever. The addition of the Progress Steer and Heifer Show to this year’s 93rd event March 4-5 drew youth from across the Prairies. Brad Payne, chair of the steer and heifer show […] Read more


Farm life roller coaster ride of joy and heartache

PARADISE HILL, Sask. — After forging through nearly a decade of difficult years in the cattle industry, one Saskatchewan farm family is being recognized for its commitment to the trade. George and Bernice Larre won the Cattleman of the Year Award at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, a feat George said is an honour. “My immediate […] Read more



Strong cattle market sparks show optimism

LLOYDMINSTER — A two-year-old Charolais bull stole the show at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup this weekend, becoming the first animal to win the Supreme Championship two years in a row. Standing nearly as tall as his owner, Garner Deobald of Cedarlea Farms near Hodgeville, Sask., the cream coloured bull named CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W impressed […] Read more