The Canadian Angus fraternity is saddened to share the news of Brian Good’s passing. Brian, also known in beef circles as “Mr. Angus”, was the Canadian Angus Association’s longest-serving employee when he retired after nearly 21 years of service in February 2021. Brian travelled around the world representing Canadian Angus and no matter where he went, he seemed to know everyone and always had time for cup of coffee and a chat. He will be greatly missed.
Brian began his career with the CAA on June 15, 2000 and played an integral role in the growth of the Angus breed across Canada and the Canadian Angus brand internationally. As well as being the face of the CAA across Canada at auction marts, sales, events and in the pastures across Canada, Brian also represented the CAA abroad on many occasions in places such as China, the USA, Mexico, Russia and the UK.
Angus was a lifelong endeavour for Brian and his family. He was raised in a purebred family Angus operation, Black Browe Cattle Co. After the main herd was sold in 1991, Brian, his wife Lynanne and their children Kevin and Tracy, continued to operate for a few years as Allwest Ranch before Brian began working in the beef industry as an export fieldman and then in sales management before joining CAA.
Brian’s key responsibilities were to support auction markets, promote the Angus breed and work with the commercial cattle industry. He maintained a reliable presence at Angus feeder sales, bull sales, industry events and auction marts throughout this career. He made many lifelong friends through his work and kept in touch with many of those who met through his job during his retirement. It was the highlight of his career to receive the Livestock Markets Association of Canada (LMAC) Industry Champion Award at the 2019 LMAC Convention.