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Sanderson, Leot H. - 1983
Sawyer, Colleen Janet - 2003
Sefton, David Bruce - 2014
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Simpson, Edith Child Rowles - 1981
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Sommerfeld, Victor Herbert - 1996
South, Gordon Archibald - 1982
Sparrow, Herbert O. - 2000
Spence, George - 1974
Spinks, John William Tranter - 1982
Stephenson, Gordon - 2011
Stevenson, William Garfield - 2003
Strudwick, Geoffrey M. - 1998
Summach, Emerson Hilton - 1990
Sutter, Christian Tyndall - 1988
Symes, Oliver - 1987

PortraitGordon Stephenson

Gordon Stephenson was a dedicated promoter of the Canadian livestock industry for over four decades and is particularly noted for his domestic and international marketing of livestock genetics.

Born in Ceylon, Saskatchewan in 1946, Gordon was raised on a mixed farming operation and received his Degree in Agriculture with a major in Animal Science from the University of Saskatchewan in 1969.

He served as General Manager of Canadian Western Agribition from 1977 to 1982 and then served 18 years in a volunteer capacity as a Director and Executive member including terms as President of the organization in 1991 and 1992. During his involvement, he expanded Agribition's global sphere of influence.

Gordon also worked with organizations with a mandate to improve animal health, increase production efficiency and improve management. He was General Manager of the Western Beef Development Centre from 2000 to 2004, General Manager of Hoechst Roussel Vet from 1989 to 1999, National Sales Manager of Hoechst Canada Inc. Animal Health Department from 1985 to 1988 and executive secretary of the Canadian Chianina Association from 1972 to 1977. From the late 70s to mid-80s, he was partner and manager of Circle T Ranch in the Broadview area. He served as a Director and chair of the Finance Committee of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association from 1983 to 1986.

At the time of his induction, Gordon was serving as General Manager of the Canadian Hereford Association. In that capacity he was instrumental in hosting international delegations interested in Hereford genetics. He initiated marketing delegations to many countries including Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Australia.

In addition to his professional career, Gordon Stephenson has provided volunteer service to countless community and industry organizations dedicated to improved livestock production practices. Through his volunteer involvement with Canadian Western Agribition and as a Director of the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, was named the CPRA Committee Man of the Year in 1989. In 1992, he was named the Canadian Livestock Man of the Year by the Record Stockman, a publication out of Denver. That same year, Gordon was also a recipient of the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal for his significant contributions to community and country. In 2008, he received the Jim Lewthwaite Award from Agribition.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2010 by the Indian Head Agricultural Research Foundation and the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists.

 

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