Saskatchewan Livestock Association
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Helge and Candace By
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Helge and Candace By for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Helge was born September 18, 1960, in Kelvington, SK. He grew up on a mixed farm; primarily Charolais cattle and grain and was active in 4-H, showing a great interest in pedigrees from an early age. Helge was active in high school band, many sports including basketball and track and field and played in a country band in high school and university. He graduated from Kelvington High in 1978. Candace Yorga was born November 15, 1960, in Assiniboia, SK. She grew up in Flintoft, SK on a mixed farm with Limousin cattle, J Yorga Farms. Candace studied piano and participated in drama, basketball and softball. She played piano in church and was a camp councillor many summers, graduating from Assiniboia Composite in 1978. They met in the University of Saskatchewan College of Agriculture. Helge farmed with his brother for 15 years while working off the farm. While he was working for Universal Semen Services, he started dating Candace and they were married in the fall of 1981, the same time he started with the Charolais Banner. They have three children, Natassja, Bartley (wife Emily and children Fynn and Coen) and John.
Early in their marriage, Candace taught Music for Young Children for over 10 years, lead two children’s choirs at church, sang in a choir, served on church committees and was very active in Campbell Area Music Parents Association. Helge served on church committees and sang in the choir. In 1999, they became majority shareholders of the Charolais Banner and moved the office to Regina. At that time, Candace started working full time with Helge, they took a business that had struggled at times to become a very professional publication that is well regarded around the globe. Helge and Candace are huge supporters of youth through 4-H and especially the Canadian Charolais Youth Association (CCYA). They champion the program and are always major sponsors, giving their time to organizing, judging and this year bringing a group of international youth to experience CCYA in Brandon, MB. They were CCYA Honouree Recipients in 2005. Helge was recognized by the Canadian Blood Services for over 100 blood donations in 2008.
Helge and Candace are heavily involved in Agribition. Candace is a part of the International Committee where she helped change the tour options available to international travelers, making Agribition more of a destination for international buyers and guests. She has also represented the Charolais breed in the press room for many years. Helge was part of an Agribition beef focus group where he proposed the Beef Supreme Challenge idea and has served on the Supreme Committee since. Previously, he served on Sale of Champions and Steer committees and has a CWA 30-year volunteer pin, while Candace has a 20-year pin. In 2009, they were presented the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Honour Scroll for outstanding dedication to the breed and province. In 2010, they were recipients of the Jim Lewthwaite Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the international development of Agribition.
Helge and Candace co-managed Regina Bull Sale for many years with D Bar L Livestock. In 2011, they started By Livestock, their own management company, and manage many sales across the country. Even before this, Helge traveled across North America ringing sales and they attended many livestock events. In 2006, they served on the World Charolais Congress organizing committee and have attended many world events. Helge has served as the Charolais International president, and Candace is currently serving as the secretary. Helge and Candace are the face of Canadian Charolais in many countries as they travel the globe promoting the Canadian livestock industry and facilitate numerous international delegations each year, for not only the Charolais breed, but all breeds, setting up tours and schedules for their time in Canada. They helped market semen and embryos of many breeds to many countries. They organized two Charolais Breeder’s Schools to educate and support Canadian Charolais breeders. Helge and Candace have forged lifelong friendships that extend beyond the industry and their home is always open to travelers. They are selfless in their passion and dedication to the Charolais breed and the Canadian livestock industry.
In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Helge & Candace By at the 2019 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina.
Ed Bothner, President
Saskatchewan Livestock Association
Lyle & Linda Stewart
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Lyle and Linda Stewart for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Lyle was born June 4, 1951 in Regina, SK. He attended Thom Collegiate in Regina, graduating in 1969. Linda Jensen was born September 4, 1951 in Moose Jaw, SK. She attended Luther College in Regina, SK, graduating in 1969 and then attended the University of Victoria, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Both Lyle and Linda grew up around cattle on their family farms, participating in the farm life and helping out their parents. They were both active members of their local 4-H clubs. Lyle and Linda were married September 4, 1971 and have three children: Stephanie Batstone (Gabe), Alison Sargent and Lee (Jessica) Stewart. They have five grandchildren: Stewart, Josie, Jack, Liberty and Samson.
Lyle and Linda began their farming operation in the mid 1970's in the RM of Pense. Their farm included a commercial cow-calf operation. Over the years they have preferred the Hereford breed, but also grew to admire Black Angus and Simmentals over the last decade.
Lyle and Linda have been active members of their communities for their entire lives. Lyle served on the school board of the Pense School Division for over a decade and was involved in many provincial and federal agricultural associations over the last 40 years. They were both involved in their local rink board where they not only fund-raised to help build the new rink, but also helped in the raising of funds for the operational costs of the new Pense Memorial rink. Lyle coached the local senior hockey team, the Pense Flyers, in the late 80's and also coached minor hockey for many years through the 80's and 90's. Lyle and Linda have been actively involved in provincial politics since the 1970's, always volunteering time to assist political parties and candidates they believed would bring prosperity to the Province of Saskatchewan. Lyle was one of the first members of the newly formed Saskatchewan Party.
Lyle and Linda’s contributions to their community and the Province of Saskatchewan are many, but their largest impact was made during Lyle’s time as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Thunder Creek (now Lumsden-Morse) and his time in the Provincial Cabinet as the Minister of Agriculture. Lyle was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1999 and was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015. During this time he served as Interim Leader of the Saskatchewan Party, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation, Chair of the Legislature’s Standing Policy Committee on the Economy and member and Deputy Chair of the Province’s Treasury board. On May 25, 2012, Lyle was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance. As Agriculture Minister, he passionately represented the provinces agriculture communities, including many stakeholder groups. In the spring of 2016 he was a very vocal advocate for Saskatchewan and Canadian beef, especially defending the sector from the Earl’s restaurant chain for a marketing campaign insinuating that foreign beef was somehow more “humane”, and in 2014 and 2018 he fought for rail access for Saskatchewan producers. He served as Agriculture Minister for over six years before stepping down in August 2018. The time Lyle spent as Agriculture Minister has been the most rewarding of his political career and he remains a respected advisor to the Premier and current Agriculture Minister on agriculture policy issues.
Lyle served as president of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region in 2012 and 2013, which was a non-profit created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan as well as the Yukon and North West Territories. It was formed to promote trade and collaboration within the region, coordinate provincial and state policies and leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington.
In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Lyle & Linda Stewart at the 2019 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina.
Keith & Linda Kaufmann
The Saskatchewan Livestock Association is pleased to acknowledge Keith and Linda Kaufmann for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with this Scroll of Honour.
Keith was born March 3, 1953 in Radville, SK and attended Ceylon High School graduating in 1971. Tragedy struck in 1971 when Keith’s father passed away suddenly at the age of 43. Keith was finishing grade 12 at the time, so with the help of relatives, neighbors and friends, the cows were calved and the crop was seeded. Linda Beres was born March 31, 1955 in Radville, SK, and attended school in Ceylon, graduating in 1973. Keith and Linda were married August 11, 1973. They were blessed with two children: Shane (Alexis) and Stacey (Chris Seguin). They have four grandchildren: Keaton, Kamrie, Kohen and Korbyn Kaufmann.
Angus was definitely the breed of choice so in 1990 South View Ranch’s purebred operation began with the purchase of 10 Red Angus females. Keith purchased eight cows from Glen Salkeld and Louise Todd. Shane, then 12 years old, bought two heifer calves from Circle R Red Angus, beginning their Red division. A few years later Shane initiated the idea to implement Black Angus in the business and with the purchase of 20 Black females from Brost Cattle Co., the Black division was born. Almost 30 years later they are breeding around 250 Red Angus, 250 Black Angus and 100 commercial Angus females.
For exposure of the quality of cattle they raise Keith and Linda participate in a few cattle shows, the most important being Canadian Western Agribition. Over the years they have had many winners, but the greatest satisfaction is felt when a customer does well with SVR genetics. Keith and Linda host their own bull sale at the ranch the second Thursday each April offering close to 100 Red and Black Angus bulls. 2018 marked their 18th Annual Sale. They have sold females at some of the Angus breeds top sales but prefer the private treaty sales that include a visit and tour of the ranch. South View Ranch genetics have sold to the United States, Russia, Uruguay, Hungary, Brazil, Mexico and Kazakhstan.
Involvement in their community and the Angus industry keeps the Kaufmann family very busy. Keith was a Saskatchewan Angus Association director from 1998-2009 as well as a director on the Canadian Angus Association board from 2002-2005 and from 2006-2009. He served as the Angus representative for the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association for a number of years as well. Keith has been a counselor and Reeve for the RM of the Gap #39 from 1980 to present day and has been active on numerous local committees such as the Lion’s Club, Park Board, Recreation Board, Vet Board and the ADD Board. In 2000 Keith initiated the idea of a feedlot in the region and five years later Border Line Feeders Inc. became a reality, south of Ceylon. Keith was the president of this successful 12,000 head feedlot, with the approval to expand to 20,000, from 2005 to 2016 when the feedlot was sold.
Linda has always played an active and important role in South View Ranch. When Shane and Stacey were small she was also busy taking them to their various activities. She was and is an active member of the Parish Council for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ceylon. Linda enjoys helping run the grandchildren in the various directions they need to go. She enjoys watching hockey games, the girls dancing and what they all love doing; working with cattle!
In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll is presented to Keith & Linda Kaufmann at the 2019 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina.
Belinda Wagner, General Manager Ph: 306-757-6133 Fax: 306-525-5852 firstname.lastname@example.org
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