His interests have not been limited to the production level but included active work in organizing the Saskatoon Dairy Pool, on whose Board of Directors he served for ten years.
Recognizing the importance and necessity of keeping adequate records if production of quality milk in quantity is to be advanced, Mr. Richardt organized the Saskatoon Herd Improvement Association in the late 1920’s, served as one of the early presidents and was on its executive board for many years. In 1957, Mr. Richardt’s herd won the Star Phoenix Trophy for the greatest increase in milk and butterfat production in one year in the province.
To provide adequate feed for his substantial dairy herd, Mr. Richardt experimented with growing fodder corn and in 1921 produced the first such crop in this area. However, the cool prairie nights were not conducive to the development of the corn and in 1924 he grew the first sunflowers in quantity to fill his concrete upright silo, also a first in the district. His was also the the first to use a windmill for pumping water and the first in this district to have White Plymough Rocks - they took many firsts at the Saskatoon Exhibition.
Prior to coming to Saskatoom, Mr. Richardt did the organizational work for a cheese factory near Milwaukee, Wisonsin.
Aside from the dairy business, this man of firsts organized the Homewood School District in 1920 and was its first chairman and continued as chairman for 30 years. He is a charter member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Saskatoon, and has served as deacon and trustee.
Mr Richardt was on the first Board of Directors of the Canadian Charolais Asssociation. He is still keenly interested in the association, even though physically incapacitated which restricts his activities.
Tom & Jean Richmond*1991
Richmond Quarter Horses & Charolais, Rumsey, AB
Lyle & Bari Ringland*1969
Charolais Valley Ranches, Fort Langlay
Van-Ringland Ranches Ltd., Burnaby, BC
children: Christina, Marty, Tammy-Lee (1973)
Lyle Ringland Pres.BCCA 1970
Victor & Emile Ringuette*1991
Dennis & Jason Ringuette
Ringuette Charolais, Bonnyville, AB
Gary & Barb Rintoul*1979
Maitland Charolais Farm, Lucknow, ON
Sheep Creek Ranch, Millarville, AB