The Charolais Banner is pleased to announce the hiring of Robbie Chomik from Bruce, AB to work with breeders to promote their genetics and operations. Growing up in the cattle business he and his wife and four children have a commercial herd near where they both grew up. Robbie has been active in his community as a 4-H leader and district president, 8 years as president of the Holden minor hockey association and president of the Bruce Stampede Association.
Yvonne By passed away May 21st at the age of 87. Yvonne along with her late husband Oliver started raising Charolais in the early 1960s under By Crest Farms for 30 years. They also managed Charolais sales in Manitoba and Saskatchewan as By’s Sales Service in the 1980s. Yvonne is survived by her four children Karen (Lorne) Anderson; Robert (Luann) By; Donna (Ron) Hundeby; Helge (Candace) By along with 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 29th, 11:00 a.m., at the Kelvingrove Cemetery, Kelvington, SK.
Former Charolais breeder Ernie Esau of Ernmore Farms, Elm Creek, MB is being inducted into the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame in a ceremony on June 17th in Winnipeg. We did a breeder profile in the December 2018 Charolais Banner magazine on Ernie. See it online in our magazine archives.