Alberta Shorthorn Association
2018 AGM

The Alberta Shorthorn AGM was held at Paintearth Shorthorn on June 9.  The new board is listed on the Board Members page.

Ken & Robert Morison were honored with the Legends of the Breed Award.

A good time was had by all.


2018 Bull Congress Camrose

Congratulations to Prospect Hill Shorthorns on winning the Reserve Champion Mature Bull with Prospect Hill Clay.

Well done.

Farm Fair 2017

Congratulations to Lilac Lane Farm of Innisfail on Grand Champion Female – HB Swag Delight 1D.  Grand Champion Bull went to Baehr Acres of Red Deer County with Creekside Moonlight Crush 12C.  It was a well attended show.  Great genetics.  Full results posted on the Show Results page.


Olds Fall Classic

Entries are now open for the Olds Fall Classic.  Dates are Oct 6 – 8 2017.

Entries close on Sept. 15, 2017

The Shorthorns show Sunday Oct. 8 at 10:00 AM

More information:

Legends of the Breed Honoree

At the 2017 AGM, Gene Foat and wife Joan were honored with the Legends of the Breed Award.  (Legends of the Breed is the highest honor that the Canadian Shorthorn Assoc. awards).  Gene has been a longs time member, and has served many years on our Boards of Directors.    He has worked diligently to promote and support the Alberta Shorthorn Association and it’s members.  Congratulations Gene.

2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM for the Alberta Shorthorn Association was held in Ponoka on June 10.

The Board if Directors for the coming year are: Tom Barto (President), Tina Senetza (Vice-President), Christina Van De Voorde (2nd Vice President), Ken Hehr (Past President), Dennis Wishnowski (Executive Director), Rena Nelson, Connie Baehr, Heather Haydock, and Chad Oram.  The Canadian Shorthorn Representative for Alberta is Dan Stephenson.  Sec/Treas. is Susan Oram.

Alberta Shorthorn Association looks forward to the 2017/2018 year to continue promoting Shorthorns through the province.

Breeder of Merit for 2017 was presented to Dan Stephenson/Diamond Shorthorns of Okotoks.

2016 Board of Directors

We welcome the new 2016 Board of Directors lead by President Tom Barto of Thorhild.  He is joined by Vice-Pres. Jenna Donnelly,  2nd Vice-Pres. Tina Senetza, Past Pres. Ken Hehr, and Executive Director Vonnie Strilchuk.  Other Directors are Rena Nelson, Heather Haydock, and Chad Oram.  Canadian Shorthorn Assoc. representative is Graham Sharp.  2016/2017 looks like it should be an exciting year.  Alberta hosts the Junior National Show in Red Deer during Westerner Days, and the National Show during Farm Fair International in Edmonton.

Cowman's Advantage

The 1st Cowman’s Advantage Shorthorn Bull and Female Sale is now online.  Plan to attend, April 2, 2016 at the Innisfail Auction Mart.  View catalog at

2016 AGM

The 2016 AGM will be held in Ponoka at the Legion Hall (on highway 2A South) on June 11, 2016.  Plan to attend.  This will be a fun event.  1:00 PM  Banquet to follow.

2015 AGM

The 2015 AGM was held at the St. May’s Hall near Holden, Alberta; on June 27.
This was a very productive meeting with new ideas coming forth. Stay tuned. Ken Hehr has another year as President. We welcome new Board Members: Heather Haydock, Tina Senetza, & Vonnie Strilchuck. Check out the total group of Boards Members @
The Alberta Shorthorn Association is exploring a Spring Bull Sale. Contact the office for more information.
It looks like an exciting year ahead.

Holden Jr. Cattlemen Achievers Show

The community of Holden is putting on a Junior Show.  June 19 and 20.  Activities include a Grooming Demonstration on the 19th,  a Beef Supper, and the Junior AGM following.  Saturday the 20th features the Junior Show.  Come out and encourage our Juniors.  Lots of camping space.


April 19, 2015 – The location for the Annual General Meeting will be at the St. Mary’s Hall just south of Holden.  This will be June 27 at 1:00 PM.  All members are encouraged to attend to help direct the Board for the coming year.  There will be a Junior Association meeting following the AGM.

April 6, 2015

The Secretary and Treasurer’s position are up for tender each spring.  This year, our Treasurer has moved, so  she has resigned.  This means that we are actively looking for someone to fill the Treasurer’s position.  If anyone is interested in either secretary or treasurer please feel free to contact the Alberta Shorthorn office for details, or any of the directors.

Farm Fair Internation 2014

Congratulations to Kenlene Shorthorns of Glendon, Alberta on winning Primier Breeder and Primier Exhibitor at Farm Fair.  17 Exhibitors entered 41 Shorthorns.  The show was well attended, and there was lots of interest in the stalls.  Thank you to all who turned out.  It was a good show.  Show Results can be viewed here.

June 25, 2014

The 2014 Annual General Meeting for the Alberta Shorthorn Association is in the books. The meeting was well attended. We have a fairly new looking Board of Directors. The President for the 2014/2015 year is Ken Hehr of Ponoka. The Heritage On Ice Semen Sale was a resounding success. Thank you to the donors, and thank you and congratulations to the buyers. It was a fun day. The evening finishing off with Prospect Hill Shorthorns (Les & Shelley Peterson) earning 2014 Breeder of Merit. Congratulations to the Peterson’s.

Heritage on Ice: Alberta Shorthorn Semen Auction

June 21, 2014 | 5:00PM
GreenWay Inn, Lacombe, Alberta
Download Catalogue

For more information, go to our EVENTS PAGE

Alberta Shorthorn AGM

The Alberta Shorthorn Association is having its 2014 AGM in Lacombe on June 21.  This meeting will be held at the Greenway Inn on Highway 2a north.  Meeting starts at 1:00 pm, with a Junior meeting to follow.  There will be a Semen Auction in the evening, a Banquet, awards and Silent Auction.  Let the Alberta Shorthorn office know if you plan to attend, so we can plan for the meal.

Tenders for Secretary and Treasurer.

Tenders are now being accepted for the positions of Secretary/Field man and for Treasurer of the Alberta Shorthorn Association.  If you are interested in either of these jobs, of both; contact the Alberta Shorthorn Association office by email, or call 1-800-387-6909.  Tenders open till May 1, 2014.

Canadian Shorthorn Assoc. 2014 Annual meeting

The 2014 Annual meeting for the Canadian Shorthorn Association will be held June 14, at the Elkhorn Resort Span & Conference Centre in Onanole, Manitoba.

November 12, 2013

Entries are now open for Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose.  Information available @ or calling 1-800-296-8112.  Bull Congress goes January 24 & 25, 2014.  Entries close December 16.  No books will be sent out.  All information on line.

October 30, 2013

Farm Fair International is upon us.  The Shorthorn Show is Thursday, November 7, at 4:00 PM.  The cattle show in Hall B.   To the best of my knowledge, the Shorthorns are stalled in Hall C.  Hope to see as many Shorthorn enthusiasts as possible.

October 9, 2012

Congratulation to Creekside Shorthorns and JT Livestock/Pinch Hill Cattle Co. on shoing the Champion Shorthorns in the Olds Fall Classic 2012.  Show results are posted.

June 18, 2012

The 2012 AGM is in the books.  We welcome our new President, Ron Yarham of Holden.  The new Tresurer is Ashley Shannon of Ponoka.  Wecome both to your new positions.

Honored during the meeting were Bob & Marilyn Sharp, long time breeders from Lacombe, with Legends of the Breed.

Gordon Turner of Blackie recieved the Commercial Breeder Award.

Dan Stephenson of Okotoks was honored with Breeder of the Year.

May 13, 2012

Deadline for applications for Treasurer or Secretary are extended to June 1, 2012.   Contact the office for more information.

May 6, 2012

The Calgary Stampede is looking for sponsors for a Shorthorn Steer class this summer.  For more information on this endeavor, read Beef News.  This is wonderful opportunity to support the Shorthorn advantage.

April 17, 2012

Summer synergy is hosting the Alberta Junior Shorthorn Show again this year.  The web site set up now and they are taking entries.  Entries close on June 1.  The marketing class requires advance work, so check out the site and do a little planning.  Go to and check out the information.

March 20, 2012

Spring sales are very promising.  The Battle River Sale averaged $3130.  The Show Case Sale averaged $4063.  Congratulations everyone.

March 16, 2012

The Bar U Ranch Shorthorn cows are in need of a bull.  We are looking for someone to donate the use of a polled, roan Shorthorn bull of good quality to use at the Bar U Ranch this summer.  If you wish to help us out, please contact Gene Foat at 403-337-2192.  Thank you.

March 12, 2012

The Alberta Shorthorn Association is currently inviting tenders for the positions of Treasurer and Secretary.  These positions may be separate or combined.  For more information, contact our office.  Our current treasurer, Leigh Boles is resigning at year end.  Applications meed to be in the office or to a Director before May 1, 2012.

February 25, 2012

A reminder that Whole Herd Registrations are now $25.00.  This price will go up on April 1, 2012 to $30.00.  Save money and get your registrations done early.

January 26,2012

The Battle River Shorthorn Sale is now on line at on Offer are 2 year old bulls, yearling bulls, and open yearling heifers. Check them out.

January 23, 2012

The Canadian Bull Congress held in Camrose was a huge success. There was very good attendance, and lots of interest in the Shorthorns. Even with the cold, it was a very good show.

November 27, 2011

Sale results from the first annual All Star Classic Shorthorn Sale may be seen on the Beef News page.
Averages – Bulls – $3067
Bred Females – $2900
Heifer Calves – $1940
View full report.

November 8, 2011

The Shorthorn show at Farm Fair is on Thursday at 10:00 AM. This show can be seen live on line at Good luck to all the competitors.

October 25, 2011

The All Star Classic Shorthorn Sale was a very good success. I will have averages when they are avaiable.

October 3, 2011

Congratulations to Creekside Shorthorn of Holden on exhibiting Grand Champion Female, Creekside Admiration 3X, at the Olds Fall Classic. Cody Coleman, Lilac Lane Farms of Innisfail exhibited the Grand Champion Bull with Lilac Lane Kodiak 3Y. Thank you to all the exhibitors and fans who came to cheer them on. More results under “Show Results”.

June 22, 2011

The Alberta Shorthorn Association is hosting a Select Shorthorn sale on October 22 in Lacombe at the Central Alberta Ag Society Pavillion. This will be called the All-Star Classic Sale. Entry forms will be out soon.

May 3, 2011

The Alberta Shorthorn Association is in need of nominations for Directors. If you would like to sit on the Board, or know of someone willing to do so, please contact one of the Board of Directors. The Association cannot run itself. We need interested people to help keep us going in a forward direction.

May 3, 2011

We have a guest speaker for the AGM on June 11, 2011. Mauricio Arcila has agreed to attend our event. Mauricio works for CBBC and is an entertaining and enlightening speaker. We look forward to meeting him.

April 29, 2011

Lacombe is a busy place is June. The Greenway is full. If you are attending the AGM on June 11 and want to stay the night, call the Lacombe Motor Inn at 403-782-2424. Space is limited.

April 15, 2011

The Lacombe Bull Sale enjoyed nice weather, and strong buyer support. Riley Sharp exhibited the Champion Shorthorn Bull which sold for $4,000. Scott Fraser of Duncan, BC had the Reserve Champion Shorthorn. 11 animals were brought to the sale, and all sold for an average of $2750. Congratulations to all exhibitors.

April 14, 2011

The West Country Bull and Heifer Sale at Eionmor Stock Farm results.
28 Bulls sold for an average of $2600
32 Heifers sold for an average of $1400.

March 28, 2011

The AGM for Alberta Shorthorn Association will be held on June 11. Location will be the Greenway Inn in Lacombe. Get your reservations made early.

March 28, 2011

The Alberta Shorthorn Association invites tenders for the position of Secretary, Treasurer and Field Man. Contact the office at 1-800-387-6909 for more details. Tenders close May 1, 2011.

March 28, 2011

The Shorthorn office has some requests for cross bred Shorthorn females. If anyone has cross breds for sale, please contact the Alberta Shorthorn office with details.

February 22, 2011

The Showcase Sale catalog is now on line. Link to the catalog can be found in Upcoming Events.

January 27, 2011

We just wanted to remind you that the first deadline to submit your 2011 inventory is this coming Monday, January 31. The fee will increase from $20/cow to $25/cow on inventories mailed after midnight on the 31st, with further increases as the year progresses. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Canadian Shorthorn office or CLRC directly.

January 20, 2011

The Alberta Shorthorn Association would like to host a Shorthorn Sale. One concern is that in order to do so we need to know if people are willing to consign animals. If anyone would be interested in consigning one of more animals to a sale, please let our office know. This is something that we need to know as soon as possible. Don’t wait to see if the sale is a go before committing to it. If we have no interest, we are not going to be able to get a management team to run it. In addition to this we would be very willing to hear any questions, suggestions or concerns there may be surrounding the development of an ASA hosted Shorthorn Sale. Please get in touch with the office at 1-800-387-6909, or email us

November 16, 2010

Thank you to all the kind Breeders who sponsored banners for Farm Fair.
Superior Livestock, Dennis Shantz
Lazy HJ Stock Farms, Doug & Karen Hess
UR Ranches, Charles Schmidt
Creekside Shorthorns, Wendy Bishop
Dixon Farms, Rob & Barb Dixon
Paintearth Shorthorns, Albert Oram
6S Shorthorns, Rod & Sandie Shutz
Langco Enterprises, Colin & Evelyn Lang
Double Star Stock Farm, Sharps
Y Know Shorthorns, Melvin & Betty Beebe
Eionmor Stock Farms, Morisons
Crooked Post Shorthorns, Seaborns
Shepalta Shorthorns, Noris Shepard
Prospect Hill Shorthorns, Petersons
Kenlene Shorthorns, Ken & Ilene Hehr
Without your support, the stalls would have looked quite bare.

November 16, 2010

Creekside did it again!
Congratulations to Creekside Shorthorns. Their 2 year old bull, Paintearth Rama won Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull at Farm Fair International in Edmonton. Also their two year old cow, Creekside Admiration 9U with a Rama calf at side won the Grand Champion Shorthorn Female.

October 7, 2010

Congratulations to Creekside Shorthorns. Their 2 year old bull, Paintearth Rama won Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull at the Olds Fall Classic. Also their two year old cow, Creekside Admiration 9U with a Rama calf at side won the Grand Champion Shorthorn Female.

July 25, 2010

Congratulations to Ken and Ilene Hehr of Kenlene Shorthorns. Their 2 year old bull, JSF Addicted 82U won Supreme Grand Champion Bull at the Westerner Exhibition in Red Deer.

July 23, 2010

Westerner results are in. Congratulations to Riley Sharp on owning the Grand Champion Female Shorthorn. Congratulations to Ken and Ilene Hehr on owning the Grand Champion Bull.

June 13, 2010

Meet the new Executive and Directors for 2010/2011. Go to the Board of Directors under “ABOUT US”

May 28, 2010

The Canadian Western Agribiton announces it’s 2010 Scholarship Program. The $1,000 Scholarships are provided to help cover the cost of the second or subsequent year of a post secondary or graduate education program. More information or application forms contact the Canadian Western Agribition office at 306-565-0565 or by visiting

May 5, 2010

The Alberta Shorthorn Association invites applications for the position of Treasurer and Secretary/Fieldman. These positions may be combined, or separated. Please respond to the Alberta Office with wages expected by May 25.

May 4, 2010

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Greenway Inn in Lacombe on June 12, 2010. The meeting will start at 1:00 PM and a banquet, Heifer Raffle, and silent auction will follow in the evening. We have some very nice Door Prizes. It should be a fun day for all. Plan to join us there. Please let the office know that you plan to attend so we can plan the meal.

May 4, 2010

The Alberta Shorthorn Association is looking to find someone who would like to donate a heifer calf for our raffle at the AGM on June 12, in Lacombe. If you would like to donate a heifer for this fund raiser, please give the office a call at 1-800-387-6909.

April 2, 2010

Welcome to our newly redesigned site! We hope you enjoy our new look. Please feel free to browse through the different sections and please make sure to come by often for the latest news of our association.