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2,500 acres.  It produces grain, oilseeds, hay and forage, as well as a purebred Charolais cattle herd of 50 head.

Ken & Debbie Rhodes*2000

Rhodeside Farms, Virden, MB

Allan & Gail Richardson*1993

A & G Richardson Charolais, Elm Creek, MB

Frank & Marge Richardson*2003

Pinevalley Charolais, Rochester, AB

Lloyd Richardson*Founding Member 1959

St.Benedict, SK

Bill Richardt*1989

Brent Richardt

Sunrich Charolais, Clavet, SK

G.A. (Bud) & Maxine Richardt*1966

Amble-in Ranch, Clavet, SK

children: Bev, Brent (& Shannon), Bill (& Gloria)

Maxine Richardt died Dec. 1998

Otto W. & Lydia Richardt*Founding Member 1959

Anaconda Charolais, Saskatoon, SK

Otto W. RichardtCCA director 1959

Otto Richard died Feb. 1971

In the March 1966 Charolais Newsletter  Mary R. Richardt wrote:

When Otto W. Richardt of Belle Vue Dairy Farm, southeast of Saskatoon, brought the first Charolais to the Saskatoon area in August 1958, it was not unusual - for he has specialzed in “pioneering firsts” all his life.  Mr. Richardt saw the giant white super-beef cattle at a fair in Texas when he and Mrs. Richardt were holidaying in the southern USA.  The breed not only fascinated him but their potential so intriqued him that he made immediate arrangements to import several head for his own farm.

Mr. Richardt came to Saskatoon from Wisconsin in 1909, bringing with him six Holstein heifers, the first of that breed to come into this part of Saskatchewan.  Later, he augmented his herd by bringing in the first Guernseys to this area.  His Holsteins and Guernseys took many first prizes at the Saskatoon Exhibition in the mid-1920’s.

After holidaying in Wisconsin in 1956, where he visited A.I. units in Watertown and Waupun, he brought the intimate knowledge and enthusiasm which resulted in the formation of the Saskatoon A.I. Co-Op, the first in the province and which continues as the largest in Saskatchewan.  At that time, the farmers said, “if Otto is pushing this, it will be a success”, and it is.

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