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Canadian Angus Auction Market of the Year Award Presented to Medicine Hat Feeding Co

The Canadian Angus Association has honoured Medicine Hat Feeding Co. of Medicine Hat, Alberta, with the Auction Market of the Year Award. This presentation marks the thirteenth year that CAA has presented the award, and the first time since 2019. The award was not presented in 2020 or 2021 due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of Business Development SK/MB Bob Toner presented the award at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual conference in Lloydminster, SK over the weekend.

 

Medicine Hat Feeding Co. was formed in 1952 by the Taylor and Thompson families. Regular off-truck sales are held every Wednesday along with pre-sort sales in the spring and fall. Every fall, weekly Canadian Angus feeder sales are held promoting Red and Black Angus calves and Canadian Angus tags. Area purebred breeders endorse the sales which sell 30,000–35,000 calves every year.

 

In addition to the livestock auction, Medicine Hat Feeding Co. provides a livestock supply store with feed, fencing and grooming supplies. The operation employs 25 people.

 

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 feeder sales program.

 

The Canadian Angus Association is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization. The Association represents 2,500 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.