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Canadian Angus 2015 Auction Market of the Year Award Presented to Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc.

Left to right: Brian Good, Cheryl Hazenberg, Tyler Cronkhite
Left to right: Brian Good, Cheryl Hazenberg, Tyler Cronkhite
ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB – The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to honour Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc from Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, with the 2015 Auction Market of the Year Award. 2016 marks the ninth year this award has been was presented by CAA. CAA Director of Field Services Brian Good and Eastern Canada Manager Cheryl Hazenberg presented the award at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Brussels, Ontario.
Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc sells more than 50,000 head per year. Their capacity is 4,000 head of cattle with 50 feed and water pens. The company has been completely locally owned since it launched 35 years ago. Staff try to get to know each customer and his or her individual business needs.
 
Congratulations to Manager/Auctioneer Tyler Cronkhite, Auctioneers Brent Weiss and Jim Wilson, Auctioneer/Fieldman Gordie Cameron, Fieldmen Darvin Mason and Rocky Houff, and all of the other staff of Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc. Your hard work and dedication to the agriculture industry does not go unnoticed. The Canadian Angus Association proudly awards you for your efforts last year and wishes you continued success in the future.  
 
The Auction Market of the Year Award was introduced in 2006 to recognize and honour those auction markets that work hard to promote Angus cattle. Auction markets across Canada have been recognized for their support of the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program.
 
The Canadian Angus Association (www.cdnangus.ca) is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization, registering more than half of Canada’s purebred beef cattle. The Association represents more than 2,000 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle in the closed HerdBook and promoting the breed across Canada. The member-approved mandate is to maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed.

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