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Jahnke, Neil - 2005
Janzen, Peter Jacob - 1985
Janzen, Larry John - 2004
Jardine, Rose - 1997
Johnson, Wilbert Earl - 1989
Johnston, Lorne Ernest - 2000
Jones, Gary Lynn - 2014

PortraitNeil Jahnke

Neil Jahnke, leader and defender of Canada 's beef industry, was born August 15, 1942 , in Swift Current. He received his formal education at Log Valley School and Herbert High School.

Neil and his wife Marilyn, daughter J.J. and son Shane operate a ranch near Gouldtown. He has maintained an active interest in the Saskatchewan Stock Growers for more than 40 years and has served a term as SSGA president as well as president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association. From 1993-96 he was chairman of the Canadian Beef Export Federation. He was on the board of the National Beef Information Centre from 1980 to 1996 and served as national chairman from 1990-93. He was on the board of the Saskatchewan Livestock Association for six years and was president for 1992. Neil was appointed to the Horned Cattle Purchases Act Committee in 1975 and has been chairman from 1982 to the present.

Neil has been credited with expanding sales to the Pacific Rim . In 1993 Canada exported less than $30 million worth of beef and veal to Asia . By 1996 sales had risen to $113 million. Neil was a member of a number of delegations that sought and found broadened markets in the Far East .

While chairman of the CCA Foreign Trade Committee, Neil took a leading role in successfully defending the Canadian cattle industry against R-CALF anti-dumping allegations. R-Calf is an American cattle producers' group centered in Montana that sought through the courts to bar the flow of Canadian cattle to U.S. slaughterhouses. He was a witness at international trade tribunal hearings, at Can-AM issues forums and in one-on-one meetings with producers explaining the CCA defence strategy.

Neil was a director of the Canadian Western Agribition for many years. He led the way in establishing the Agribition commercial cattle show as North America 's largest, and in obtaining the funding for a facility to house this event. He helped initiate the Agribition ranch horse sale.

For his contributions to Saskatchewan and its residents Neil was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2001. In 1994 he received an Honorary Life Membership in the Agricultural Institute of Canada.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2005
by the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, Canadian Western
Agribition , Saskatchewan Livestock Association and the
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association.

 

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