Saskatchewan Livestock Association
Bob & Marjorie Blacklock
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Bob & Marjorie Blacklock for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Bob Blacklock was born March 5, 1955 in Saskatoon, SK. He attended elementary school in Saskatoon and graduated from Clavet Composite in 1973. Marjorie Brown was born August 24, 1954 in Stettler, AB. She attended school in Erskine and graduated from Stettler High School in 1972. Bob and Marjorie were married July 28, 1978 and have two children: Curt (Jamie) and Camille (Jon Scott) and four grandchildren Colt and Waylon Blacklock and Shelby and Bow Scott.
Prior to marriage Bob was a partner in Maybelle Farm, a Polled Hereford operation and Marjorie worked in purebred sales management. Marjorie was also the first full time manager of the Alberta Angus Association.
Bob and Marjorie were very active with their children’s activities in the community. They traveled many miles hauling cattle to 4-H functions and Junior Angus shows. While acting as leaders of the Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club, which they did for seven years, they helped create the “Mad about Beef” group to ensure a successful 4-H sale during the time of the BSE industry crisis. Bob served as board chair of the Clavet United Church and was a member of the Presidents Round table at Saskatchewan Government Insurance.
Bob and Marjorie operated M Double B Livestock, a registered Angus breeding operation and sale management company. Their Angus herd included both Red and Black Angus and several Gold Show Champions were produced, and numerous bulls were sold, to fellow Angus breeders as herd bulls. Their beef operation partnered with Wilbar Farms to establish central Saskatchewan’s first Angus Bull Sale; Tools of the Trade Sale, which was and still is, one of the provinces top sales. M Double B Livestock sold females to several foreign countries including Scotland, England and Austria. They were founders of the Angus Connection Club, an Angus promotional group for Central Saskatchewan, that proved that successful Angus sales could be held in central Saskatchewan at a time when many breeders felt it could not be done.
Bob is a past President of the Saskatchewan Angus Association and of the Saskatchewan Livestock Marketers. He was an active partner in the Saskatoon Auction Mart from 1979 to 1996 and from 1996 to 2007 Bob and Marjorie owned and operated the Saskatoon Auction Mart. They formed a partnership with Doug Howe and managed the Angus Pride Sale in Saskatoon that established numerous records for both Red and Black Angus. Bob and Marjorie were early partners with Farm Credit Canada on the Alliance Program and operated the Stockmen’s Assistance Finance Company from 2003 - 2014.
Bob and Marjorie have been involved in the insurance industry since 1986 and they continue to operate Stockmen’s Insurance, a leading livestock insurance company. They also now enjoy camping, golfing, good food and traveling.
In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Bob & Marjorie Blacklock at the 2017 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina.
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Bob Jackson for his contribution to the community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Robert Charles Jackson was born November 1, 1943 in Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He received his education at Allanville and Tisdale Schools. Bob was a 4 H member, a minor hockey coach and was integral in starting the recreational hockey program in Sylvania as well as playing in it. On April 1, 1967 Bob married Janet Armbruster from Star City, a registered nurse. Bob and Janet raised their two children, Wesley and Christina, on the family farm 6 miles east of Sylvania. They now have six grandchildren. Janet was a nurse for 23 years and sold Mary Kay cosmetics for ten years. She also keeps busy gardening and singing in the Bjorkdale Community Choir.
Bob and Janet operate Bo Jan Enterprises. They purchased their first purebred heifer in 1972. They tried several other exotic breeds in their commercial herd before settling on Charolais. In 1976 they became members of the Canadian Charolais Association. They then disbursed their commercial herd and eventually increased their Charolais herd to 140 cows. They did some showing at Agribition in the Bull Pen Show winning Reserve Grand Champion in 1993. This kept them very busy, but also gave them the opportunity to meet and work with many people across Canada.
Bob was very active with various agricultural committees. He served as director and president for the Saskatchewan Charolais Association. He was on both the Scheduling and Stabling Committee and the Beef Committee for Canadian Western Agribition. Bob was Agribition Barn Boss for ten years while Janet managed the Charolais General Store. They considered this their annual vacation while Wes stayed home to tend to the cattle. In 1995 and 1997 Bob was named Barn Boss of the Year. He returned to Agribition in 2011 as a board member. Bob was CCA director for three years and served as second vice president for one. Bo Jan was awarded the SCA Breeder of the Year for 1997 and received the SCA Honor Scroll in 2002. Bo Jan received recognition for performance for a number of their purebreds, highlighted by being part owner of SVY Freedom 307N which received the Boss Award in 2005. In 2009 Bob and Janet were inducted into the CCA Honour Roll and in 2016 they completed 40 years contribution to the promotion of the Charolais breed in Canada.
Bob is also active in his community. He was on the Farm Credit Corporation Appeal Board for 18 years, served on the Sylvania Local School Board for 15 years as well as 30 years for the RM of Tisdale; 20 years as counselor and 10 years as Reeve. During his time as Reeve of the RM of Tisdale, he was instrumental in two significant projects that greatly improved health and road services for residents in the North East.
As of April 2011, Bob and Janet have retired from farming. They have rented their land to a neighbor and Bob works for him during seeding and harvest. For the past four years, Bob has been the Fieldman for the Saskatchewan Charolais Association. This has allowed him to travel across Saskatchewan as a representative of the Charolais breed. Although they no longer have cattle at the farm, Bo Jan Enterprises have animals located at several farms. The only cattle at home are now wrapped in brown paper! JANET’S RULES.
In recognition of his contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Bob Jackson at the 2017 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina
Ted & Olive Perrin
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Ted and Olive Perrin for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Ted Perrin was born March 18, 1938 in Swift Current, SK. Olive Collins was born January 16, 1937 at the Collins farm south of Beechy, SK. Ted & Olive were married April 22, 1958 and they had five children: Pamela Danroth, Shannon Schellenberg, Shelly Fuller, Jacqueline Helman and Jimmie Bourne.
From 1958 - 1960 Ted and Olive worked for Pete Perrin on the Perrin Ranch. In 1960 Ted was taught how to spay heifers by Harry Hargrave, where he had great success with very low rates of side effects. Ted took the opportunity to manage the Beechy pasture in 1961 and 1962 and then went on to become foreman of Matador. In 1963 the government sent him to University to become an A.I technician and manage the program for the Matador. In 1964 he was given the opportunity to become a partner in Perrin Ranching Company Ltd. and it was there that Ted and Olive raised their family.
Ted and Olive were both members of the Saskatchewan Chapter of “Fellowship of Christian Cowboys”. In 1992 Olive was the driving force in getting the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo started. For 10 years Olive was active as a director of the Local Housing Authority Board and she put in many hours working with other community members to get the local motel up and running. Olive was on the board for the local care home when the concept took shape and also worked there as a care giver. She was instrumental in forming the Snakebite Riding Arena Club and worked hard at getting the Quarter Horse Association Show at Beechy.
Ted was a director of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association for 14 years and was the SSGA’s representative on the Prairie Conservation Action Plan. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board, the Beef Information Center Committee and in 1981 he chaired a committee for the Canadian Charolais Association to further the planning of Char-cross calf sales. Ted has written several articles for "Grainews" and spoke at the University of Saskatchewan on the subject of Artificial Insemination.
Ted was awarded a Saskatchewan Ambassador Pin after traveling to Inner Mongolia to be part of a grassland study with the Society of Range Management. In 2005 he was presented with a Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan by the Honourable Dr. Lynda M. Haverstock, an award recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to society. Ted received The Environmental Stewardship Award in 2004 and in 2005 received the "Duke of Edinburgh Habitat Conversation Award" presented by Prince Phillip. In 2016 the Rangeland Congress (participants from three Continents) toured Perrin Ranching 1990 Ltd., where Ted hosted along with Reg and Coy Schellenberg.
Ted and Olive have been positive role models and advocates for Saskatchewan Agriculture and have actively sought out opportunities to educate the public about the important role of agriculture. They have hosted many trail rides, international bus tours and agricultural association barbeques. They have openly shown their knowledge and love for the land. They are true ambassadors for the agricultural sector.
In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Ted & Olive Perrin at the 2017 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina.
Calvin Knoss, President
Saskatchewan Livestock Association
Belinda Wagner, General Manager Ph: 306-757-6133 Fax: 306-525-5852 firstname.lastname@example.org
Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8