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Delage, Maurice Allan - 2012
Delahey, Marjorie Elizabeth - 2002
Delury, Abigail - 2005
Dixon, Sophia Hansine - 1994
Dosman, James A. - 2011
Douglas, James Moffat - 1976
Downey, Richard Keith - 1996
Ducie, Emma - 1977
Ducie, Alma Helene - 1991
Dunning, Charles Avery - 1973
Dyck, Alfred H. - 1991

PortraitAlfred H. Dyck

A leading Saskatchewan purebred swine breeder, exhibitor and judge, Alfred Dyck was born at Altona, Manitoba, February 29, 1904.

His family brought him to the Borden district two years later. He took his public schooling at Borden and high school at Rosthern. In 1927 he commenced farming on rented land, raising commercial hogs. In 1943 he acquired a farm and a year later bought his first purebred Yorkshire breeding hogs.

In 1946 he began showing his Rocky River Yorkshires, the start of a successful show career that spanned 30 years. He showed at Brandon, Saskatoon, Regina, Edmonton, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Melfort, Yorkton, Lloydminster and three times at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. He won many grand championships and group events at Prairie fairs and in 1951 he showed the reserve champion hog carcass at the Toronto Royal. His success in shows made him a popular choice for judging swine classes and he judged at the Toronto Royal, the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver and at the Calgary, Edmonton, Brandon, Winnipeg and Prince Albert exhibitions. While prominent in the show ring he was an early participant in the Advanced Registry swine quality program.

For many years Alfred served as director of the Saskatchewan Swine Breeders Association and from 1951-54 he was president. He also served a term as president of the Canadian Swine Breeders Association. From 1956 to 1976 he was an active member of the Saskatoon Exhibition board, helping organize livestock events. He was in charge of organizing the All-Canada Swine Show in Saskatoon in 1965.

Locally, he served as municipal councillor, on the hospital board and as school trustee.

In 1963 he was presented with the Saskatchewan Livestock Board honor scroll for contributions to the provinceís livestock industry.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1991
by Saskatchewan Pork Producers Marketing Board, Saskatoon
Prairieland Exhibition and Great Bend Rural Municipality No. 405."

 

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