ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB – The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to honour Highway 21 Feeders Ltd. with the Western Feedlot of the Year Award. This award was presented on June 5 during Cattleman’s Connection Day at the Canadian Angus National Convention. The presentation was made to Scott Brady, the Cow/Calf Manager at Highway 21, during the afternoon tours at Grow Safe Systems in Airdrie, AB. His vast knowledge in the feedlot and cow/calf sector brought Scott to Cattleman’s Connection Day as a speaker panel during the morning sessions held earlier in the day.
Owned by Ed and Lyle Miller, Highway 21 is a father son operation located in Acme, AB. between Strathmore, Drumheller, Olds, and Red Deer. Their operation consists of around 25,000 head of feedlot cattle as well as around 8,500 cows. They have a very large land base on which they can produce enough feed to supply both their feedlot and cow/calf operations.
The Highway 21 team puts a large emphasis on genetic improvement, utilizing artificial insemination (AI) to breed over 5,000 of their cows in 2015. They purchase high carcass quality bulls and have them collected at stud so they can be used in their AI program. This year Highway 21 purchased an Angus bull that scanned the highest recorded rib eye in Canada, an incredible feat for any commercial operation. Highway 21 has also run Angus bull tests at their facility, contributing to genetic improvement across the breed.
As one of the largest operations in South Central Alberta, the Highway 21 team values hard work and the Western lifestyle and appreciate people who share those same values. They are proudly family owned and operated and take pride in being good stewards of their land and animals.
Highway 21 Feeders Ltd. has been adding value to the beef industry for many years. The Canadian Angus Association is pleased to recognize this family operation for all of their hard work. Congratulations to Ed and Lyle Miller and family and all of their staff on winning the Western Feedlot Award.
The Canadian Angus Association introduced the Feedlot of the Year award five years ago to recognize feedlots that promote Angus to their customers and that feed Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tagged cattle.
The Canadian Angus Association is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization. The Association represents 2,700 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle in the closed Herd Book 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.