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Ed & Melva Rabel

Ed RabelCCA fieldman 1971 - 1973

Ed Rabel died May 2002

Charolais Banner - May 1971

The C.C.A. office announces Ed Rabel will join them as full time Performance Fieldman. Ed has been a square dance caller around Veteran, so we can expect to hear from him at the next function!  Ed is well experienced in the field of A.I, having been a licensed technician since 1959 and running his own A.I. Unit at Veteran since 1967.

Roland & Carol Radchenko*1999

Radchenko Charolais Farms, Battleford, SK

children: Joshua & Ashley

Randy & Carla Radford*1991

Radfords Polled Charolais, Roblin, MB

Bernard, Elmer & Raymond Radke*1966

Char-Barr Charolais Farms, Picardville, AB

Charolais Banner Sept. 1968

We live 11 1/2 miles southeast of Barrhead where our Mother and Dad settled in 1935.  There are six brothers in the family, only Helmut the oldest being married.  The rest of us, Ed, Fred, Raymond, Elmer and Ben (in order by age) make our headquarters with Mom and Dad.  Altogether we farm ten quarters of land ranging from river bottom to range land.

Our cow herd, started in 1962, is about 45 in number at present and ranges from a few commercial to 15/16.  It is mainly Remington and Cotano breeding; however we have a few 1/2 French calves this year and are hoping for a good 1/2 French calf crop next year.  Our aim is for top quality high performing cattle.  We have been performance testing the past two years and would like to see more breeders do the same.

4-H wise Ed has been assistant leader for 3 years and leader for 4 years.  I guess the highlight of our 4-H career was Ben being selected inter-provincial exchange winner at Olds provincial eliminations last year.  Also that year, he won the top awards in his club and grand champion steer of the show.  One other highlight would be that this year we showed a Charolais-cross steer at the Canadian Western Stock Show in Edmonton.  We were very pleased to place fifth in the 900-1100 lb. class, but even happier to find out that on the rail this steer placed first with a 64.4% dressing percentage, a ribeye of 2.64 sq.inches per 100 lbs. and a fat cover of .8 inches.

We have enjoyed very much meeting all you Charolais people the past few years.  Even though we are nearly all bachelors it doesn’t mean it’s dry out here.  It is acually quite beautiful so anyone travelling in the district, please make it a point to drop in for some Charolais talk and a cup of coffee.

Fred Radke*1965

Char-Ke Charolais Farm, Picardville, AB

Albert & Ruth Rae*1978

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