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Farley, William Manly - 1998
Farquharson, James - 1977
Fast, Harold - 2015
Faye, Zennith Keith - 2013
Flaten, Glenn Eric - 1998
Fowler, Henry Llewellyn - 1980
Fox, Jonathan - 1981
Freitag, Rudolph - 1995
Friggstad, Olaf - 1997

PortraitJonathan Fox

Jonathan Fox Jr., farmer, stockman and livestock judge, was born at Rochester, Minnesota, September 6, 1919. He was the son of Jonathan and Jessie Fox who came to Canada first in 1918 to start a farm near Lloydminster.

Jonathan Jr., obtained his elementary and secondary education at Lloydminster and in 1940 graduated from the Vermilion School of Agriculture. While still in public school he began his show ring career by entering a pair of geese in the Calgary summer fair. His gander won a championship.

His interests moved from poultry to mink to Percheron horses. By the middle 1950s he was showing grand champion Percherons at the Toronto Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. His mare Justamere Stylish Stella won nine grand championships starting in 1956. In 1953 he switched his beef cattle operations from dual purpose Shorthorns to Polled Herefords and it was the latter breed that made the Justamere name famed on five continents. Fox-bred bulls won championships at every major show in Canada and many in the United States. Justamere also maintained a dairy and its Holstein-Friesian cattle were prominent on the show circuit.

His skill as breeder and showman made him a popular choice as cattle judge at major shows in several countries. At the Canadian Western Agribition show in Regina in 1972 he judged the Hereford show from horse-back.

He served as president of the Saskatchewan Holstein Association and as board member of the Saskatchewan Percheron club, Saskatchewan Horse Breeders, Saskatchewan Cattle Breeders and in 1971-72 was president of the Canadian Cattlemenís Association. He was a director of Saskatchewan Co-operative Creameries and a founding director of Dairy Producers Co-operative. In 1969 he was inducted into the Northern International Livestock Exposition Hall of Fame and in 1973 was admitted into Canadaís Agricultural Hall of Fame. Regina Sales and Marketing Executives named him Saskatchewanís salesman of the year in 1970.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame
by the Saskatchewan Hereford Association and the
Saskatchewan Cattle Breeders Association, 1981"

 

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