Warren, William John Finley - 1973
Webster, Alexander James - 2001
Wesson, John Henry - 1973
Wheeler, Seager - 1972
White, William James - 1991
Whitehead, James - 1984
Whiting, Clifford Henry - 1992
Wildeman, Bradley Allan - 2008
Williams, Charles Melville "Red" - 1996
Williams, Sara E. - 2013
Williamson, Lily Campbell - 2007
Willmott, John Carman - 2005
|Bradley Allan Wildeman
Brad Wildeman has had a major influence on the Canadian cattle industry. Born in Lanigan in 1954, Brad has represented beef producers in important provincial and national positions. He was a tower of strength during the BSE crisis which hit the industry in May of 2003. He helped guide beef producers through this turbulent time, while also reassuring Canadian consumers that beef was not a safety risk.
Brad has held numerous positions within the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association including president and vice president. He has been chair of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, president of the Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association, director of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and director of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance. Brad also chaired Action Committee on the Rural Economy (ACRE) subcommittees on Agri-Value and Crown Land. He has served in an advisory capacity for provincial and federal ministers of agriculture.
He is president of Pound-Maker Agventures, the largest cattle feedlot in Saskatchewan. He has been involved with this producer-owner feedlot near Lanigan since the 1980s. In 1991, the facility became the world’s first feedlot that is fully integrated with a wheat-based ethanol plant. Pound-Maker has provided shareholders and non-shareholders with an alternative market for barley, wheat, forage, straw and cattle.
Through Brad’s direction, Pound-Maker regularly collaborates with the University of Saskatchewan on research, influencing the growth of the provinces beef industry. This includes the value and use of ethanol co-products in livestock feed, the development of backgrounder and finishing rations and by-product feed development such as oat hulls and grain screenings. Pound-Maker has been available to the university on a continual basis for student tours and training.
His influence in the industry is widespread. He has provided direction to the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and helped with the implementation of the Canadian Livestock Traceability System. He has worked to reduce trade barriers and tariffs. And he had a big impact in the development of government assistance programs to help the industry survive the BSE crisis.
Brad has worked tirelessly and selflessly for the betterment of the beef industry. He has the unique ability to blend a down to earth pragmatic approach with a strategic long term vision. He is widely recognized as a visionary and innovator.
Sponsored for Induction in the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2008 by
Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association,
Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association and Pound-Maker Agventures.