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Maine-Anjou bull power.

Top (left to right): Capone, Bysantin, Coke. Centre: Epinal, Cunic, PTR Epinal, Cunia, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Biensch with Epic offspring, the CMAA logo and PTR Epic. Lower: ABC Deliver 54F

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CONTENTS President’s Report ........................................4 Herd Book and Data Services Report ........6 Miles Rose remembered ............................6 Canadian Beef Breeds Council ..................8 Junior Report..............................................10 Elliott Sim remembered ............................12 Australian Maine-Anjou Report................16 Let’s Celebrate 50 Years ............................18 Gilcroft Farms ............................................20 Wilkenridge Stock Farm............................22 Calberta Farms ..........................................24 Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch..........................26

Maine Candids ..........................................31 Martinell’s Fullblood Maines ....................32 Jim and Sonya Whitaker ..........................34 Rusylvia Cattle Co ......................................34

Stu Byman - President

Johanson Family ........................................36

Kody Roddick - Past President

Perry Maine-Anjou Farms..........................36

Kody Roddick - First Vice President Myles Hansen - Second Vice President

Nordick Maine-Anjou ................................37

Josie Pashulka - Secretary

Tullichewan Ranch ....................................38

Jordan Retzlaff - Treasurer Kyle Smith - Director

Wilson Stock Farms....................................40

Myles Hansen - Director

Hansen’s Maine-Anjou ..............................42

Ron Gilbert - Director

Advertiser’s Index ......................................44

Patrick Johnson - Director Justin VanDeWoestyne - Director

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2019-2020 CMAA Board of

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President’s Report CMAA NEWS

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Stu Byman

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Well, Maine-Anjou Breeders, the 50th year of Maines in Canada, will most likely go down as the year just about anything could happen. It will be remembered for COVID. Social distancing came into play alongside less travel, which meant no cattle shows. Though, it was business as usual for the CMAA. Our office stayed open. This fall was to be our 50th celebration and Congress 2020. With cancellation of Canadian Western Agribition, we have moved celebrations to the fall at Agribition 2021, in Regina.

participation was excellent compared to the traditional AGM style. The motion passed with the majority in favour of updating. We also had one change on the board. Brian Brown's term expired, and Patrick Johnson took his place by acclamation. We want to thank Brian for his years of service and welcome Patrick to the board. Just a quick note, if you didn't receive a mail-out or ballot, it could be because your membership was not paid or not in good standing with the CMAA office.Â

As most members know, we had a mail-in vote on a resolution change to update the table of eligibility. The

We have exciting new breed promotional advertising coming out late fall early 2021, leading to 2021 Congress celebrations and promoting the breed. I want to take this time to recognize former and longtime Maine Anjou breeders. You will see biographies in this magazine, submitted from breeders who have been in Maines for 35-plus years. Various breeders are close to 35 years, have exceeded 35 years or have retired. We reached out to active breeders 35-plus to say a little about their operation and time involved with the breed. If we missed anyone, we apologize. I want to emphasize my thank you to all Maine-Anjou Breeders, no matter the size of your operation or time within the breed, your support is appreciated. With the demand for Maines on the uptick, having your name in ads puts you out there for business. On a personal note, it's unfortunate not to have had shows in Canada to visit at. In my 32 years involved with this breed, I've met some astounding people; unfortunately, some have passed on but made lots of good memories and good times. I'm proud to be part of this breed and the cattle business!


Herd Book & Data Services Report CMAA NEWS

Ciara Mattheis

This issue of Maine Mail has been an ongoing passion for many of our board members and really shows with the history that has been shared throughout these pages. There have been countless additional hours poured into collecting this information by volunteer members. The community within our association is truly amazing and we look forward to the stories from the past 50 years to continue being shared and new history made over the next 50 years! We would like to thank those of you that have come forward with memories, pictures and have had your farm ads stamped in this keepsake edition.

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2020 has been a year of unprecedented times and unfortunately it has brought an abrupt halt to any planned events including what was supposed to be Congress 2020. Along with other events for 2020, we have rescheduled for 2021 and look forward to the

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opportunity to host Congress at that time. We are extremely appreciative of sponsorship funds that have already been received and those yet to come in. You will notice a fresh look to the registration certificates being issued from the office. This is just one of the many things we are doing in preparation for upcoming Congress events and marking this time in Maine-Anjou history as one to be memorialized. Our members have been doing a great job of remembering to use Hair Cards when submitting DNA samples to Neogen and we are happy to send hair cards out to those who need them at any time. If you have any questions about DNA testing or registrations as we get into the fall season, we are happy to help.

Maine-Anjou Breeder, Miles Rose Remembered A very colourful Maine-Anjou breeder succumbed to cancer on August 13, 2020. Miles Rose was a real friend to the Maine cows and showed for years with his family. I know he is in Maine-Anjou heaven with other fullblood Breeders, trimming and fitting, getting those cattle ready for a show. Farewell my friend and get some cattle ready for me, I will be along sooner than later. Your friends, Reg and Jean Renton and family


CBBC REPORT

Michael Latimer, Executive Director

Canadian Beef Breeds Council The COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions on

Agriculture was deemed an essential service early in the

public gatherings was taking effect in Canada in the heart

pandemic and under most circumstances cattle producers

of the 2020 bull sale season. This could have been

are able to cross the Canada/USA border to conduct

devastating to our farmers and ranchers, but our industry

business, which includes the transportation, purchasing of

quickly adapted, and bulls sold at prices similar to those

cattle and providing services. At the time of writing this

of the previous year. This demonstrates the resiliency of

article the Canada/ USA border is still closed to non-

Canadian cattle producers and something that we can be

essential travel, so if you are planning to cross you will

all be proud of. We are now heading into the fall and the

need to ensure your documentation is in place and you

pandemic continues. While restrictions are slowly being

can demonstrate the nature of your business in the other

lifted, there are still many in place that will disrupt our

country. Every situation is different and depending on

normal business operations into the new year. The

circumstances and reason for travel your eligibility to

restrictions and timelines for opening economies are

cross the border will vary. I recommend searching

different for each country, province and state. In some

relevant websites for up to date information. They should

cases it varies within a province, which makes this

include the Government of Canada- Public Health

situation even more complex. Despite these impacts, we

Agency (canada.ca), Canadian Food Inspection Agency

now have the advantage of time to prepare for the fall

(inspection.gc.ca), as well as your provincial health

run of feeder calf, production sales and harvest.

agency site and the one that you will be travelling to. There are still health protocols such as quarantine periods

We need to recognize that restrictions on international

in place that need to be adhered to for everyone’s safety.

travel and between some regions within Canada will

Confirm eligibility and requirements for travel early in

continue for the foreseeable future. It is important to

your or international buyers planning process to avoid

communicate with our American and Mexican friends that

unnecessary disruptions and delays.

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Canadian beef cattle genetics are still able to be

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transported across the border with similar requirements

If you are attending or hosting a production sale this fall,

that were in place prior to the pandemic. This also

we have developed a set of recommended guidelines

applies to other international destinations although

that will help you prepare and ensure your friends,

delays should be expected, and we need to plan

customers, employees and family remain healthy. This

accordingly. Canadian cattle and genetics can move, it is

and other information regarding the pandemic can be

people that are facing travel and gathering restrictions.

found on the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association website

The cattle business in Canada is still open for business.

(www.cattle.ca/cca-resources/covid-19).


Junior Report

CMAA NEWS

Josie Pashulka

Thank you juniors for your interest in the breed. It’s exciting to have the enthusiasm of the young breeders that show Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be in 4-H or any of the junior shows. This year - 2020 and COVID19 have proven to be challenging in many aspects. The junior show circuit was heavily impacted. We’ve seen show after show cancelled. The CMAA Board felt it was only fair since only a couple of 2020 shows were held, to postpone Junior Maine- Anjou awards until fall of 2021.

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Scholarship will be awarded next year. The board hosts a fundraiser annually to support the awards. With next to no events or livestock shows being held this fall, it wasn’t fair to ask for donations at this time. We will be back for 2021 and hopefully all the livestock shows get rolling as well as 4-H. We will be focusing on a Junior fundraiser, Scholarship and Junior High Point Show female. We wish all juniors success with their heifers, steers and we will all be ready for fall 2021 to be better then ever.


In Memory of Elliott Sim, Saskatchewan Maine breeder Charles Gerald Elliott Sim passed away at Maidstone Health Complex, Maidstone, Saskatchewan, August 31, 2020 at the age of 82 years. Elliott, Margaret and their family first imported three fullblood Maine-Anjou cows in 1971. They attended shows in Lloydminster, Calgary, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Regina. Under the name of Border Creek Ranch, they sold their first home-raised Maine-Anjou bull, Maine Invader at the 1974 Agribition for $48,000. His daughter, Janice Dallin noted this was like winning the lottery at the time.

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Donations in memory of Elliott may be made to the Maidstone Health Complex Palliative Care or donor's charity of choice.

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Technology - the key to selling success Australia is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis as is the entire world. State borders have been closed and the movement of people and livestock has decreased. The COVID-19 challenge has presented the agricultural world with the opportunity to alter traditional marketing techniques and adopt technology, particularly social media.

“Kaiaaron Raymond now 3 1/2 months old, looking wonderful, great size and depth. Glad to say that after interest from three studs he has been sold to Kagan Park. I’m sure the new owners are thrilled with their purchase, he will be a great acquisition to their herd.” Pictured here at two months old.

More Maine-Anjou Beef Australia studs are utilizing social media platforms to market their stock, with great success. Kaiaaron promote their herd through Facebook and received many enquiries about Kaiaaron Raymond as he featured on the platform. Maine Park have also been utilising Facebook to promote their stud for many years with followers from across the world. Recently the stud has posted Maine Park Quin, a bull with semen to export in June 2021. Maine-Anjou Beef Australia studs are working towards the 2022 National Sale which will be held both online and at Bendigo, Victoria,

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Australia. Studs are selling their cattle privately this upcoming year and

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Maine Park Quin. Maine Park has received semen enquiries from Australia, France, U.S, Canada, Zimbabwe and Belgium. Pictured at 15 months old.

retaining other stock to put into the 2022 National Sale. Australia is seeing the development of some excellent polled MaineAnjou breeding programs - with smooth muscled, thick cattle being produced in all the coat colours. Be sure to follow Maine-Anjou Beef Australia studs on social media and follow what is happening in Australia, with more studs investigating exporting semen, it’s a great research tool.

Ironbark Clipper has also been promoted throughout Facebook and after much interest soon sold to Wattle Glen in Arthurs Creek, Victoria. Pictured at 15 months old.

Maine-Anjou Beef Australia wishes fellow Maine-Anjou breeders globally stay safe during this unprecedented time.

To learn more, visit our website: maine-anjoubeef.com.au or like us on Facebook


Congratulations breeders! You are part of a milestone

under the authority of the Livestock Pedigree Act and the

year for the Maine-Anjou breed in North America. Many

Canadian National Livestock Records. The original office

exotic breeds landed across the continent in the late 60s,

was located in Edmonton, Alberta. The same year, the

early 70s and the choices were colourful and extensive.

International Maine-Anjou Association was organized in

The fascination of fullbloods took hold and breeders

the United States.

signed on to the new genetics being offered. The first animal registered in the Canadian Maine-Anjou It was into this eager, experimental climate that Maine-

Association herdbook was Cygne and the first registration

Anjou were introduced to Canada in 1969. The first

certificate was issued on December 21, 1970.

animals were the typically French, fullblood animals and were introduced through quarantine stations.

In the following pages, breeders, in no particular order, recall in their own words, their involvement with the

The first Maine-Anjou animal imported to Canada was a

Maine-Anjou movement through the years. No doubt, the

fullblood heifer in April 1969 by Donald McQ. Shaver of

breed will continue to see further development and those

Galt, Ontario. The three Shaver bulls, Buret, Berlin and

involved now help shape things to come. Be proud to

Bysantin were the first bulls imported into North America.

celebrate this anniversary with fellow breeders.

The original group of “Maine Men� in Canada is widely regarded as Donald Shaver, Stan

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Spicer of Sundre, Alberta and Harold

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Biensch of Neilburg, Saskatchewan. The Canadian Maine-Anjou Association was formed and incorporated in 1970


Gilcroft Farms The farm name ‘’Gilcroft” was passed down to Keith Gilbert from his father, Gordon Gilbert. Keith and Theo Gilbert along with their five children started breeding Maine-Anjou in 1974 with their first calves born in 1975. Gilcroft Beauty - Equateur and Shorthorn was one of the first Maine-Anjou calves shown in 4-H, by Keith and Theo’s oldest daughter, Cheryl. All five children of Keith and Theo enjoyed showing, which has been passed down through the generations, and still today. In 1976 they had seven registered Maine-Anjou. Four halfbloods and three, three-quarter bloods out of dairy crosses. In 1979 they purchased two fullblood bulls from Galten Farms in Cobourg, Ontario. Also purchased, Galten Ester - Echo Daughter, mother to Gilcroft Lily- Lafleur daughter born in 1980. She was their foundation to start our female fullblood herd. In 1994 they raised Gilcroft Dancer, who was sold to Eastern Breeders off test, BW 81lbs., ADG 4.95 lbs. per day. They drew semen on him and sold it throughout Canada. Fast forward to now, we run around 70 head of fullblood and purebreds. All red and white in color, for which we are honoured to carry on the traditional colors of MaineAnjou. The farm is still active with four generations involved and plan to continue for many years to come.

Keith and Theo Gilbert with their great granddaughter, Brooklyn have travelled the show circuit together.

This year we are celebrating our 45th consecutive year of showing and going to as many as 18 shows a year. Keith and Theo still enjoy showing along with their son, granddaughter and five-year-old great granddaughter. We have our annual production sale with cattle being sold all across Canada and into the US, as far as Arkansas, North Dakota, Michigan and Ohio. As a family farm, we are proud of the Maine-Anjou breed and will continue to be a strong supporter.

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The Gilberts with their Maine-Anjou stock. Left is Keith, Ron, Ken Johnson and Theo with Gilcroft Lily and her bull calf. She was the first fullblood female born and raised on our farm.

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Below: Keith, his father Gordon, Theo and son Jeff. The bull is our first fullblood herdsire, Galten Lafleur.


Wilkenridge Stock Farm We first started breeding Maine-Anjou in the 1970s. At that time we had a small dairy herd consisting of Holsteins and dairy Shorthorn cows. The man doing our A.I. work at the time suggested we breed the Shorthorn cows to Maine-Anjou. He said there was a man in Alberta that would like to buy the calves. We bred several cows but the man from Alberta never came to buy the calves. We were impressed with the calves and ended up keeping the heifer calves and breeding them back to Maine bulls. I decided I liked the idea of raising purebred cattle so I started to record them and bred them up to purebred. In 1980 we sold the dairy cows and started to increase the Maine-Anjou herd. I purchased half-interest in 20

Maine-Anjou bull test at Harry McKnight's at Roland with the sales at Virden Auction Mart. We also put bulls on test at Douglas and Gunton bull test stations. We had high-gaining bulls at Douglas several times. We participated in the sales at Ag-Ex in Brandon both as buyers and sellers. We were part of the Manitoba Gold Cup Sale which started in 1980 and ran for several years. Those sales were very successful with Larry Handy and Marty van Vliet buying a major portion of the sale for US customers. My best US customers have been Richard and Jean Elke at Cavalier, North Dakota who we met by showing in Morris Stampede. Initially a major part of their herd came from here. We were also in the Red Angus business from 1990 until 2018. For several years we were part of the Tried and True Red Angus bull and ended up in on my own. At that time I sold both Maines and Angus bulls. In 2010 we hosted the CMAA annual meeting and had a small female sale on the farm and later for several years ran our own female sale in December. I have always believed that if you want to be in the seedstock business you need purebred cattle . At our peak, we had 350 purebred cattle at Wilkinridge with over two-thirds being Maine-Anjou. At first they were red and white. Then we aimed more for solid-coloured red and black cattle.

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Lone Pine Excalibur 29P was a true foundation bull in the Wilkenridge Stock Farm pedigree book.

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purebred heifers from McKnight Cattle Co. and we partnered with Harry and Martha until they dispersed. In 1983, I purchased my first Maine bull, Lone Pine Excalibur 29P who really left his mark on our herd. I started showing cattle in the summer shows in Manitoba at Carmen, Portage la Prairie, Morris Stampede and later in Brandon where we showed for years with Brandon having as many as 80 purebred Maines. In 1984, we started showing at Agribition where Excalibur was senior champion bull. We showed at Regina many times over the years and at the Royal in Toronto in 1990. In the early 80s we started putting bulls in the Manitoba

I sometimes think we lost our identity when we did that but we thought we needed to be solid-coloured to sell bulls to commercial breeders. We have always concentrated on polled cattle but trying not to give up any other positive traits to do that. Today we have about 100 Purebred cows and do all our marketing on the farm. Over the years I have met many great people and made many friends in the cattle business because of my involvement with maine-anjou cattle. They are great cattle and do not get the respect they deserve. ~Sid and Patty


Calberta Farms We really appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the 50th anniversary edition. We have enjoyed being part of the industry for 50 years.

welcome. Many Maine-Anjou breeders and their families spent a night at our place and have enjoyed a homecooked meal.

Calberta Farms started raising Maine-Anjou cattle in a breeding program in 1970 using Bysantin, one of Don Shaver’s imports. We went to France in 1972, with a group of Maine-Anjou enthusiasts to select heifers with their first import permits. All breeders were equipped with Polaroid cameras, herds were toured and pictures taken. Every night breeders would meet in someone’s room and the pictures were all put out for evaluations. Scott headed back the following year to select additional heifers. In 1982, Scott returned to France with Lorne Hansen and Les Voice to select bulls, hence MVH Bullpower was formed.

In 2003 we made a major change, our family moved from Kathyrn, Alberta to build a ranch in Hanna. We now ranch with Debbie and our son-in-law, Justin McMillin and their children, Sydney and Spencer. We currently calve over 600 cows, grow some grain, raise our own feed and on good years, sell some hay.

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Over the years Scott has held various positions on both the Canadian and Alberta boards and committees. He was very honoured to be asked to judge the Sydney Royal Show in Australia. There have been many special events to cover but exporting the first shipment of Maine-Anjou embryos through Calberta’s export company, Canex Genetics to Australia followed by facilitating the shipment of live cattle and bison was a highlight. As well, the recent recognition by the American Maine-Anjou Association for 50 years in the Maine-Anjou breed.

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There have been four generations involved in Calberta Farms. In the early years Scott’s parents, Hector and Maisie McKay were involved, especially with our Breeder’s Club. Our family was always interested in our cattle operation. Bryan, Debbie and Ward were always involved in showing cattle and helping with our sales. Our home was a place where all were

Our breeding program has Maine influence throughout the cow herd and our bulls are primarily Mainetainer, purebred and fullblood Maines. The calf crop is marketed as replacement females, purebred and percentage bulls, a few show calves and the balance as commercial market-topping Maines. Bryan and Stacy and children, Denver, Berkley and Kamdyn run a successful club calf and purebred Maine-Anjou and Hereford operation in Oklahoma. Ward and Karie and children, Cohen and Quinn have developed a thriving real estate business in Red Deer. Throughout the years our breeding program has received positive recognition in the show ring. The acceptance of our cattle nationally and internationally is indeed gratifying. But most important are the people we have met along the way through our involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. ~ Scott and Carol McKay

Left: The McKay kids with French import bull (Volvic). MVH group called him MVH Signature. Above: Our complete family in Disneyworld December, 2019.


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Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch The Wise Maine-Anjou herd was established in 1973 by R.B. and Leta Wise of Irricana, Alberta. The ranch continues to be operated by Leta Wise, along with daughters Deanna and Dallas Wise and granddaughter Keltey Whelan. The Wise Ranch played an interesting role in the development of the Maine-Anjou breed and other European breeds as a boarding location for some of the first animals imported into Canada during the early 1970s. At the time, the family operated the Wise Custom Fitting Service. They boarded cattle, managed herds for clients and fitted cattle for shows and sales. From 1976 to 1986, the Wise Ranch ran a test station and was home to hundreds of bulls of many breeds.

tours. Many of their animals were on display for the busloads of Maine breeders and enthusiasts who visited a number of operations prior to the show. It was a grand time with breeders from North American and afar, and the family was pleased to be a part of this event celebrating the Maine-Anjou breed. The Wise Ranch featured fullbloods until their two-part dispersal in the mid-1980s. Both sales featured the genetics of the great Horton Helena. In the first event, taking place in 1985, ZTA Magnum 44N, Horton Helena’s Cunia son, sold to River Haven of Texas. River Haven were volume buyers along with Mike Green of Nebraska and many other noteworthy outfits from North America. Many of the same breeders came the following year for the 1986 sale. Another son of Horton Helena, ZTA High Octane 500P, sired by Bar U J Allen, was a sale feature. He was purchased by John Carlette of Oklahoma and River Haven of Texas. The Wises were pleased to see breeders from both sides of the border taking home and incorporating Wise genetics into their herds.

The fullblood dispersals brought about the complete refocusing of their program, as they moved on to solid black Maines, which continues to this day. R.B. Wise sought out his first solid black A.I. sire at Denver in 1985, DF Midas. He bought up semen in a strategic move to position the Wise Ranch for future development of black Maine-Anjou cattle. R.B. believed strongly in the future of black segment of the Maine-Anjou breed. The moderate-framed, solid black Grand Champion Steer, 1984 $10,000 Calgary Stampede Steer Midas daughters and granddaughters formed the Classic. Exhibited by Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch & The Estate of nucleus of the Wise breeding program. W. R. Stewart

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In the early 1970s, they purchased their first percentage Maine-Anjou heifers from LK Ranches of Bassano, AB, and it was the performance of those first cattle that led to the decision by the Wises to purchase a herd of fullblood Maine-Anjou cattle, originally imported from England by Thunder Beef Breeders of PEI. At that same time Horton Helena, who became the matron of the Wise fullblood herd, was purchased from Tom Morton of Strathmore, AB; her calendar year heifer and her yearling daughter were also acquired. The Wises enjoyed hosting international delegates during the 1984 World Maine-Anjou Congress herd

R.B. passed away in February 1996 after 42 years in the purebred cattle business, 24 of which were as a MaineAnjou breeder. Over the years, he earned a reputation for his ability to spot a “good” one and raise functional, quality cattle. R.B. judged many prominent cattle shows across North America and became known for his straight-forward, “shoot from the hip” honesty. Before his death, he was able to fulfill his goal of having 100 solid black females in production. On October 26, 1996, the ranch held the Wise MaineAnjou Legacy Sale in dedication to the memory of R.B. In keeping with his plans to reduce the herd, the family decided to offer selected individuals of the exceptional cow herd he had developed over the past ten years. A WISE MAINE-ANJOU RANCH cont’d


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large turnout from both sides of the border attended and purchased the genetics on offer. Deanna joined the CMAA Board in 1996 and served for eight years. It was a great time to serve the Canadian membership, as the Maine-Anjou business was very strong during this time. The experiences of being on the board and working with fellow breeders and getting to know more of the Maine-Anjou operations across Canada was a satisfying time. Today, the Wise cow herd consists of 120 head of black and red purebred and high percentage Maines that are calved from late February to early April. The nucleus of the cow herd has always been bred to Maine bulls in order to retain the higher-percentage purebreds. The current bull battery is made up of Wise-bred sires and bulls purchased from other purebred operations with the goal of producing outcrosses that are consistent with the current herd. Yearling bulls and select females are marketed and sold by private treaty each year. 

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The breeding philosophy has stayed constant throughout the years as the Wises carefully choose the genetic lineage for their calving program. The naming of their females within cow families makes tracing lineage simple. The breeding program has been fine-tuned to meet the demands of purebred and commercial customers. The Wises breed for easy fleshing cattle with moderate frame size, ease of calving and longevity.

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The Wise females are the key to the uniform yearling bulls that they sell each year. Their bull pen consists of sound, rugged individuals with quiet dispositions. These selections have resulted in many bull buyers being longtime customers, some who have purchased from the Wises for more than 20 years. The goal to produce eye-appealing, maternally powerful females has served the Wises well in their pasture and in the show ring. In 2007, Leta’s granddaughters, Piper and Keltey Whelan, began exhibiting cattle from the herd in 4-H and at junior shows, where they enjoyed years of success with Wise-bred females. The show ring is still used as a marketing tool for the ranch, and a handful of cattle are campaigned and exhibited at fall shows including Olds Fall Classic, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition. Wise-bred cattle can be found in the pedigrees of many prolific Maine-Anjou bulls and females throughout North America and continues to be a sought-after stamp of consistency, quality and integrity.  The Wises are proud of their history with the MaineAnjou breed and are grateful for the success, fellowship and memories these honest cattle have brought to them.

Clockwise: Wise Maine-Anjou hosts lunch and herd tour at the ranch during the 1984 World Maine-Anjou Congress. R.B. and Leta Wise, founders of Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch. Keltey Whelan and Deanna Wise with Junior Champion MaineAnjou Female - Farmfair International 2017, ZTA Black Ruby 438D.


Manitou Maine-Anjou My family started with Charolais cattle when I was around 14-15 years old. Not long after that there was a real buzz regarding other breeds coming from Europe. One could see it was going to be a lucrative business to those in on the ground floor with these different breeds. The big red and white Maines caught my attention as they were advertised as the biggest breed in France. I was 18 when I bought my first cattle, bred Maine and at the same time, some halfbloods from Harold Biensch, the owner of Cunic, Epinal and Cetella. Harold was a real promoter of the Maine-Anjou along with his Charolais cattle.

make the best choice I could but was a bit indecisive. I was completely sold on this incredible breed of cattle. They were huge and super quiet. I had just been in charge, prior to going to France, of AI'ing 300 cows in Wyoming to Maine-Anjou. There were six-wire fences there and lots of hard-to-handle cattle. The Maines in France were trained on electric fences and a 3000 lb. bull would never cross a rinky-dink wire about 18 inches off the ground. We couldn't believe it. On my website is a small child leading a big bull out into the yard. Several of us were sold on the breed after seeing that. An amazing thing is that in 2009 this small kid, now about 45 years old, was showing at the major show we attended in France and I ended up back in that same yard on a personal farm tour. His parents were still active breeders. On my fourth trip to France, I had learned enough French to be fluent enough to go on my own. I went to the farm where Abricot was owned. The herd book would not take anyone there as the Gabbard family was too independent to be ruled by the Herd Book. It was that year I selected Lou Lou, and one other female from Abricot. He is the only bull to ever come from that sire which was a four-time Paris champion. The sh-t hit the fan when I told the Herd Book that he was the one I wanted. After much arguing they sent him.

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Gary Graham with his first imported Maine-Anjou heifer.

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In 1972, I showed at Agribition, not having much of a clue about it all, just observing things. Back then it was a curry comb and a pail of water, lots of hair and lots of bedding. Just making sure they were halter broke was about all. Back then there were quite a few breakaways from so many newcomers attempting to show various breeds for the first time. When I was 20, I travelled to France buying Maines and sometimes Charolais.This pilgrimage would continue for three years as I built my herd. I was put in a car with a guy who couldn't speak a word of English and my French was about zero. In 2009 I met up with the same fellow in France, and it was a good reunion as he was still with the breed. However, in the first year I was a bit overrun by other older guys selecting cattle. I wanted to

Everyone who breeds this breed should really make an effort to go to France to see what this breed is all about. North Americans think they know everything about how cattle should be built, but I have always maintained that the French are great cattle breeders. Not all we think over here holds water. I can't remember what year the Saskatchewan Association started but it seemed like no one wanted the responsibility of being president when we formed our association. It didn't take me too long to listen to the silence before I said to a friend of mine sitting beside me, "I'll do it", so I just stood up and said so. It was a done deal. I spent a lot of time going from town-totown throughout the province setting up meetings and showing films regarding the Maine-Anjou breed. We had a pile of breeders hook on. However, one problem was that so many big name cattle breeders had already jumped into Simmentals and Charolais. Maines got some established breeders but for the most part, only a MANITOU MAINE-ANJOU cont’d


MVH Bull power group selecting bulls in France Scott McKay, Les Voice and Lorne Hansen

Calberta Farms Scott Bryan and Debbie McKay

Jim and Joyce McKee, David and Barbara Gilger with Calvin and

Herman Linder with Bill Wilson at Congress 90

Marybell Fryer Murray McGillivary and Paul Beauchamp

1995 First Breeder’s Cup ~ $25,000 Prize

Norma Roddick and Murray Preece

HRS Ranching (Ross Family) with Shiney Rocky Lane Farms

Elliott and Robert Smith

Glenn and Irene Davidson with Jack and Debbie Fenwick Murray McGillvray with Orley and Adele McLauchlin

Sid Wilkenson and Boyd McCallum

Arnie Reister and Doug Shuckburgh

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few serious investors and a lot of guys that really were not established, just like myself. Having said that, the Maines outperformed all breeds and were making great headway until the wreck of 1976 when the cattle market collapsed. After that, in about 1981, black was becoming more popular and that's how the breed has gone. In one of the first sales in Calgary, the bull Bysantin, sold for $100,000.00, probably a pre-decided price. The next and only other bull to sell, was Maine Event and in my enthusiasm and being somewhat naive I started him out at $50,000. The auction went silent as most of the people there obviously didn't expect that, I realized I

had just bought a bull but he did eventually sell for $53,000. It's a crazy thing how so many people can be totally sold on a certain breed. For me it's been a lifetime of promoting and believing in The True line of Maine-Anjou cattle. They are a treat to work with. Unfortunately, the traditional Maines have pretty much gone by the wayside, pushed by the solid colour nonsense in North America. It is the only continent that has demanded that; everywhere else it's about breeds and their distinctive characteristics which in turn through crossbreeding should develop animals that are superior in feedlots.

Martinell’s Fullblood Maines Wilma Martinell (Ray Martinell) have had Maine-Anjou since around 1980. Our son, Alan Martinell has also been actively involved with the Maine-Anjou breed since that time.  We purchased our first Maine- Anjou bull from Leo Cassidy around 1980.   Leo and Joan Cassidy were one of the original farmers responsible for introducing the Maine-Anjou breed to this area.  Joan was a dedicated source of information and help for any new Maine-Anjou members, like ourselves. The purchase of a Maine-Anjou bull proved to be an

excellent cross with our Shorthorn herd.  By 1985, we were registering our own fullblood Maine-Anjou and continued to purchase Registered Maine-Anjou cattle mostly from Cassidy’s Circle C Farm.   We continue to register a few of the very best calves each year and maintain our Registered fullblood status. The ones that are sold at market sell within the top-half to high range market price.   Even our Veterinarians like the MaineAnjou, especially their docile disposition.

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Martinell fullbloods being the easy keepers that they are.

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Cornerstone Farm Jim and Sonya Whitaker and their two sons of Cornerstone Farm started breeding their commercial cows to Maine-Anjou bulls in 1973. They used AI in the first few years. After culling of the cow herd for any undesirable traits, careful selection of their first fullblood

herd sire, "Galten Tula" in 1979, and with selective purchases from other established breeders, they have developed a herd of mainly fullblood cows.  They still have a couple of exceptional purebred Maines from the original beginnings. Over the years they have cut down on the number of cattle that they keep and no longer do the show circuit, but still maintain an excellent representation of the breed. Raising good quality fullblood and purebred heifers is still the focus of their farming program.

Rusylvia Cattle Co. November, 2021 will mark 40 years that Josie McKenzie Pashulka has been registering Maine-Anjou cattle. In November of 1981, Josie at age nine purchased Miss CMS 7N at the Ag-Ex Sale in Brandon, Manitoba from Charlie Stewart and Sons of Winnipeg. This was the start of her Maine-Anjou herd and 4-H career.

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As a young girl in Manitoba she purchased Maines from Orley Mclaughlin, Mores, Stewarts, Hopleys and Grant Moffat. Josie was the Maine-Anjou Queen for several summers and enjoyed attending some of the Maine shows throughout Manitoba. Josie also enjoyed showing her females at Ninette fair, Boissevain 4-H Rally, Ag-Ex and Winter Fair in Brandon.  Josie attended Lakeland College in Vermilion Alberta and after graduating from Animal Science she met and married Ken Pashulka.

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Rusylvia Cattle Co. was formed in 1994 and named after the area in Alberta where Ken grew up. Josie brought her herd of 40 cows from Manitoba to Alberta to start their purebred Maine-Anjou herd at Rusylvia Cattle. Over the years purchases from the Laurence Spees - River Ridge Ranch added to the herd’s influence. Ken and Josie will both readily say that Laurence had an incredible herd of Maine-Anjou cattle and they enjoyed every minute working with Laurence while he was alive. Rusylvia’s Cattle herd has grown over the years with the addition of three boys: Tyson, Riley and Taylor as well the cattle numbers have increased. Currently, they run 400 cows consisting of 80 purebred Maines, 80 purebred Black Angus, 30 purebred Simmentals and the rest commercial black cows. They have shown for over 20 years across western Canada and at the National Western in Denver. Their Maine genetics have been well-

received in the show ring and with commercial cattlemen. The boys have enjoyed showing numerous Maine Champion females, and steers at junior, jackpot and 4-H shows across Western Canada. From attending The Pashulka Family at Farmfair and Agribition and A young breeder (Josie) who chose Farmfair Maine-Anjou all by herself and her International they parents supported her choice. have hung many Champion Banners over the years, a fact that they are very proud of. Josie will tell you the reason she got into Maines many years ago was docility, performance and mothering ability and it remains the same reason today.


Johanson Family Johanson Ranch, now a five generation operation, chose the Maine-Anjou breed in the 1990’s with a purchase of a fullblood calf named Fifi. Our breeding program leaned towards polled purebreds, and later solid black or reds.

The Johanson Ranch celebrated 125 years. Left to right: Phyllis, Justice, Eric, Elijah, Rilea and Austin.

Our children learned the art of showmanship through 4H. We showed Maines in Red Deer, Stettler, Regina, and Denver. Rick, our fourth son who married Jodi in ‘94, chose to farm with Eric and I as a career. In the 90s, we calved over 300 purebred females and 90% of the herd was polled. Our Maine herd grew large; we had up to 50 bulls sold in the yard at one time. The rest of the calves were in fattening pens where buyers could see the farm genetics. When BSE hit, we continued with finishing calves. Because Johanson calves had a history of grading high at the plants, we always had a market wanting our Maine calves. Since losing Rick in 2018, Eric, Jodi, and I, along with Rick and Jodi’s four children, continue on the 127 yearold ranch. In 2020, Eric and Elijah, Rick’s youngest son, picked out 57 young cows and the rest were sold. Over 300 head of 2019 calves are going to the plants; our last.

Perry Maine-Anjou Farms moved to Alberta and worked at Poplar Haven Farms (the Maine-Anjou capital of Canada). While I was in Alberta I purchased ten purebreds and shipped them back to Ontario.

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My wife, Kim and I along with our kids operate Perry

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Dave and Kim Perry with Justin, Jenna, Kaitlyn and Mason raise top-quality Maines. At Perry Farm we have been breeding Maine-Anjou cattle since 1973. We started artificially inseminating our purebred Herefords and commercial Shorthorns. Some of the first sires that were made available to us were: Equateur, Dobla, Coca-Cola, Capone and Index. My younger brother, Robert and I had success in 4-H showing halfblood Maines. I later bought a bred fullblood from Don Shaver. Within a couple of years, I

Maine-Anjou Farms. Our kids continue to show black Maines in 4-H and at several Ontario fairs. We feed out our steers and market them through our family-owned store, Food Less Travelled. The Maines put out a high quality carcass and the cows are docile and a pleasure to work with. We are true believers in the Maine-Anjou breed. Happy 50th Anniversary. ~ Dave, Kim, Jenna, Ashley, Justin, Kaitlyn, Grant and Mason Perry


Nordick Maine-Anjou My beginning with the Maine-Anjou breed was in 1980 when I belonged to two 4-H clubs. I showed a steer in the one club for the Queen’s Guinea’s in Toronto and the other, a heifer for the Silver Dollar Competition, a competition that tests your ability to do showmanship, conformation, a quiz and essay and this show eventually became the National 4-H Heifer Show in Toronto. I showed a fullblood heifer, Wayanne Ellen in the heifer competition and was grand champion over all! My steer was AngusXMaine-Anjou. I showed him in the Queen’s Guineas in Toronto and was the grand champion overall. The steer sold for $13.00 per pound weighing in over 1200 lbs. Many people said winning two major 4-H shows could never be done but the Maine’s and I got that done! In 1988, I married Murray Preece and we continued to show and promote the Maine-Anjou breed across Canada and the United States. We showed in Ohio and Michigan at many junior shows and state fairs. For 23 years, we travelled the roads and showed cattle at the CWA. Many champions with fullblood cattle and black cattle were accomplished. These champions has lead our herd to be very well known in the cattle industry. In 1990 we showed cattle (along with a group of other Ontario members in a truck convoy) at the World Congress at the Calgary Stampede. Nordick Iris, a fullblood heifer sold in the Congress sale to Jack

Topham of Manitoba. She continued to show for the next few years and won at the Manitoba Ag Ex and RAWF. Also at the Congress we purchased a red purebred heifer from MacJou Farms in partnership with Orley and Adelle McLaughlin. Best friends were made showing cattle. 1991 was a highlight year when we had many champions at RAWF and carried on to CWA where we again excelled. That year we were Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor in Regina. These moments made us very proud. In 1992, our son Tyler was born and made his first of many trips to CWA. In future years he also became very interested and showed cattle at many junior shows, RAWF and CWA. After the cattle were put out on the track, he and his new friends made at shows often played a game of hockey in the aisles with a crushed beer can. He is now married to Emily and I am a very proud Grandma to their beautiful baby girl, Ryerson. In all of the years of showing at the RAWF, there were many banners for champions and always a blue banner for Premier Breeder or Exhibitor taken home each year. One particular year Princess Diana stopped at our stall and talked with me about our breed of cattle. I presented her with a champion ribbon that we had won in the show. Ten years later, Prince Charles picked our son out of a crowd of 300 4-H members at the RAWF to speak about beef cattle and farming in Ontario.

Over the last 25 years we have mentored many 4-Her’s in our area. Our club promoted kids from town to become involved and learn about agriculture. Many have learned and grown from the experiences of showing this docile breed.

Norma Roddick and Murray Preece with winning heifer.

There are many more stories to tell about our travels with Maine-Anjou cattle and friends. Our Maine-Anjou friends are our closest friends that we enjoy seeing and reminiscing with them. The breed and it’s people have been a big part of our lives.

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My belief in the breed and the people also encouraged me to become a member of the board of directors for many years. Helping to shape the path that our breed would take over the years.

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Tullichewan Ranch Back in the late 1960s and early 70s, Tullichewan Ranch, run by John and Elizabeth Campbell, along with their seven sons, was mainly was a feedlot operation. John typically finished between 1500 and 2500 head per year, either at home or in custom lots. Along with this, he had a herd of commercial cows, numbering between 100 and 150. John was very progressively-minded, and was the first person, we are aware of, to incorporate peas into his silage, both to increase quality and soil fertility. He is also one of the first cattlemen to recognize the value of trace minerals in bovine diets, in particular, selenium. It was this progressive attitude that enabled him to recognize the huge potential that 'continental' cattle brought to the industry. So he took an artificial insemination course, and began trying out these new breeds.

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Through the years, John tried just about every breed that came along, Hays Converters, Normandy, Murray Grey, Brown Swiss, Limousin, Charolais and Simmental were all tried, but none seemed to check all the boxes like the Maine-Anjou. Of particular interest to the feedlot man in him, was temperament, rate of gain, and especially feed conversion and yield. Maines consistently had a superior feed conversion to the other breeds, not in tenths of pounds, but by several pounds! This is a trait that Maines had from the late 60s into the 90s, if not still today! Sadly it has been poorly documented or promoted. Also, Maines consistently yielded carcasses at 63-64% when the industry norm was 57-58%.

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So impressed was John Campbell with Maine-Anjou cattle, the decision was made to abandon the feedlot enterprise and develop a purebred herd of Maine-Anjou cattle. This was in 1973. Another big reason for this big shift, was the people involved with the Maine-Anjou breed. If you raised Maines, you were family, and your success was everyone's success. It didn't matter where the show was, the closest breeder hosted a dinner party for all the exhibitors. There were also a lot of social events throughout the year.

John was instrumental, along with other breeders, in the formation of the Alberta Maine-Anjou Association. He served as a director on the first board, and eventually served as the president for several years. John and Elizabeth had a great deal of respect and affection for the McKay family of Kathryn, and over the years they put on several joint ventures. John, along with Scott McKay, put on what could possibly be the first prospect steer sale, within the breed, at the ranch at Black Diamond. Tullichewan Ranch was also a guest consignor in the Calberta Farms production sale, for several years. John showed and promoted Maine-Anjou cattle through the 70s, 80s and 90s. In the mid 80s, John began stepping back and enjoying his first passion, Falconry (Maines were number two). While John went hawking, the next generation decided to phase out of the purebred Maine-Anjou and go strictly commercial. There never was any question as to which breed the bull battery would be. Maine-Anjou had a very large influence into the Tullichewan Ranch cowherd until the dispersal in 2018, marking the end of an association with Maine-Anjou cattle that goes back close to 50 years.

Campbell’s show circuit wins through the years were many.


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Wilson Stock Farms Bill and Judi Wilson purchased their first Maine-Anjou females in 1972. Both grew up on cow/calf operations and looked to invest in a newer breed other than Britishbased herds they were accustomed too. Bill, at the time was managing Tongue Creek Feedlot for the Morrison Family at High River, Alberta. His knowledge of what the cattle feeder looked for drew his interest into the muscled look and docile temperament of the Maines!

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The early years involved the Wilson’s exhibiting at all the major exhibitions in Western Canada which also included an annual trip to NWSS in Denver, Colorado.

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In 1990, Shawn ventured into registering his own tattoo and started SW Cattle. For the next 15-plus years the Wilsons exhibited numerous breed champions at all the major shows, including Farmfair, CWA, NILE, NWSS and Calgary Stampede.

Today we utilize genomic testing, performance data, retained ownership and carcass results to make breeding and marketing decisions. Like in the early years, the focus has been to breed cattle that work for the customer. Bulls that produce calves that the cattle feeder and packer are willing to pay the premiums for. But not losing sight of the fact that we must keep maternal characteristics for those who want to make mommacows out of the heifers. The interesting fact is that Bill choose Maines years ago because the females were known to be dual purpose - both milk and meat production in the Anjou Valley, France.

The Maine-Anjou cattle have been very beneficial to the Wilsons. We’ve been lucky to be Shawn, Judi and Bill Wilson accept the Premier Breeder award in 1990. involved with a large number of breeders over the years. We know we’ll forget some but here’s a quick list of some Canadian breeders that forged our love and The early years focused on a smaller herd of around 30 interest in the breed: Smith, McKay, Voice, Barkley, breeding females. With Shawn and Stacey’s sons, Jayse Siewert, Daines, Keeler, Hilstrom, Pick, Sims, Woywitka, and Kadin, growing older and able to lend a helping MacKenzie, Hall, Deagle, Jarema, Farkash, McLeod, hand the herd has grown. This summer saw over 275 McLaughlin, Bill-Olsen, McGillvary, Beauchamp, Hay, females being bred and they will wean 200-plus 2020 Hansen, Spratt, Roddick, Kozack, McIntyre and Flinton. spring-born calves this fall. March 2021 will mark the 17th Annual ‘The Maine Bull Sale’ in which the top cut of the 2020 born bull calves will sell, 100% online. Over the years our family has sold more than 2500 Maine-Anjou or Mainetainer breeding bulls to cattlemen across Western Canada and the USA.

It’s amazing how much the breed has evolved in their first 50 years in Canada. Here’s hoping that our family will still be involved when the breed hits 100 years as we know the Maines will continue to benefit the beef industry in staying sustainable and in demand.


Hansen’s Maine-Anjou Hansen’s Maine-Anjou was started in 1975 by Lorne and Merlene Hansen of Weldon, SK. Their three children, Marilee, Aaron, and Myles were all involved in the family farm growing up. From the beginning, Lorne was a great supporter and promoter of the MaineAnjou breed, known for travelling to many farms across the prairies to tour their herds in the big red and white van.

Lorne Hansen and family showcase their cattle at Edmonton’s Farmfair International.

and the strength and diversity of the breed and had many successes over the years, including Congress Champion Bull at the Calgary Stampede in 1984. He was very proud of his genetics and was always most satisfied when animals he sold turned out well for his customers. LGH Miss Hans 805X was bred and raised The Hansens took home Grand Champion Bull banner at the World Maine-Anjou Congress at Calgary in 1984.

by Lorne, she was sold and went on to become one of the most productive, influential cows in the breed. Many pedigrees of cattle to this day in Canada and the USA can be traced back to her.

Over the years Lorne served on both the SMAA and CMAA board of directors and was very involved with the NEMA organization in Northeast Saskatchewan as

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Co. as a way to showcase the merits of their genetics

A very memorable experience for him was when he, along with Scott McKay and Les Voice travelled to

Lorne’s legacy is being continued in the Maine-Anjou breed by his son Myles and his wife Colleen and their children, Paisley, Rhett, and Dawsyn, now operating as Hansen Livestock. Lorne’s LGH prefix is cherished in their pedigrees and he is talked about often with the next generation.

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France to tour and select new Maine-Anjou genetics to import to Canada as the breed continued to gain popularity. Numerous bulls were imported to Canada under their MVH prefix. Hansen’s Maine-Anjou enjoyed attending numerous

Herb McLane, Jeff Owen, Harry Hainey and Gary Smith

shows and sales across Western Canada and Denver,

More history photos/write-ups to come in the next issue of the Maine-Anjou Mail Magazine Send to mainemailmag@gmail.com


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