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Southeast Zone comprises those lands that are located within the following areas:

  1. Cypress County;
  2. County of Forty Mile No. 8;
  3. County of Warner No. 5;
  4. Municipal District of Taber;
  5. County of Newell;
  6. Vulcan County;
  7. Wheatland County;
  8. Kneehill County;
  9. Starland County;
  10. Town of Drumheller;
  11. County of Stettler No. 6;
  12. County of Paintearth No. 18;
  13. Special Area No. 2;
  14. Special Area No. 3;
  15. Special Area No. 4;
  16. Municipal District of Acadia No. 34;
  17. any city, town, or village that is encompassed by the land described in clauses (a) to (p).

Brodie Haugan | Chair

Brodie Haugan is a fifth-generation cattle producer from the Southeast Zone, and Chair of Alberta Beef Producers. Brodie attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in AgriBusiness (2013). Along with his parents and wife, Melissa Lemmer, Brodie owns and operates a commercial cow-calf operation 40 miles south of Medicine Hat and 30 miles north of the American border, near Orion. Their operation, Haugan Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. also works with several feedlots, backgrounding and finishing both home-raised and purchased cattle. Brodie has been an ABP delegate for nine years, is a graduate of the Canadian Cattle Young Leaders program, and a past board member of the Canadian Cattle Youth Council.

Kent Holowath | Finance Chair

Kent Holowath operates a grain and cow-calf operation with his wife, Jill, and three kids near Rumsey. They have both purebred and commercial black Angus cattle, as well as a backgrounding operation. Currently he is the head leader of the Rumsey 4-H Beef Club and a director at the Big Valley Feeder Association.

Kent serves as Finance Chair on the Board of Directors and is also active on ABP’s Tier Advisory Team, and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Craig Lehr

Craig Lehr was born and raised on his family farm, Short Grass Ranches, near Medicine Hat. After three years at Olds College he returned to the farm where he lives with his wife, Nicole, and their two kids, who are the fourth generation on the farm. Short Grass Ranches consists of a cow-calf operation and backgrounding feedlot, along with irrigation and dryland farming.

Craig is Chair of ABP’s Research Committee, Chair of the Beef Cattle Research Council’s Producer Council, and ABP’s appointed director to Livestock Identification Services Ltd.

Brad Mappin | Director

Brad Mappin, along with his wife Terri and their two boys, operates a cow-calf and backgrounding/yearling operation near Byemoor. Brad attended the University of Alberta, receiving his B.Sc. in Ag Economics, and spent 20 years in ag finances. He has been a 4-H leader for several years and, together with other like-minded producers, started the Palliser Grazing Club.


Southwest Zone comprises those lands that are located within the following areas:

  1. Cardston County;
  2. Improvement District No. 4 (Waterton);
  3. Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9;
  4. Municipality of Crowsnest Pass;
  5. Municipal District of Willow Creek No. 26;
  6. Lethbridge County;
  7. Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66;
  8. Foothills County;
  9. City of Calgary;
  10. Kananaskis Improvement District;
  11. Rocky View County;
  12. Municipal District of Bighorn No. 8;
  13. Improvement District No. 9 (Banff);
  14. Mountain View County;
  15. Clearwater County;
  16. Red Deer County;
  17. any city, town, or village that is encompassed by the land described in clauses (a) to (p).

Cole Barten

Cole Barten grew up on a cow-calf operation outside of Lillooet, B.C., where they raised and butchered Black and Red Angus cattle on the VBP+ certified Bar Ten Ranch. Cole moved to southern Alberta and currently lives and works on the Salt Ranch, south of Cardston, with his family. He is passionate about the cattle industry, specifically areas surrounding environment and research.

Cole thinks it’s important for the younger generation to have a seat at the table for these conversations, and looks forward to providing different perspectives and ideas, while also learning from previous generations.

Jim Bowhay

Jim Bowhay, along with his wife, Nola, and their family, operates a mixed farm operation near Sundre. The mixed operation includes cow-calf, butcher turkeys, and laying hens. Jim often refers to it as a mixed-up operation. Jim has been involved in both the cattle industry and government while being on the provincial board of the Alberta Feeder Association for 12 years, on the LIS board for six years, and also worked in the field as a Brand Inspector for several years. Jim has a real passion for our youth in the industry, which is demonstrated by close to 50 years of 4-H involvement.

Jim serves on ABP’s Tier Advisory Team.

Graeme Finn

Graeme Finn and his wife, Heather, run a cow-calf and grass finishing operation near Madden. They run a year-round grazing program based on regenerative agriculture. Graeme is founder and president of Union Forage, a cover crop and perennial forage seed company that also mentors and trains its customers in regenerative grazing management.

In addition to his roles in primary production, Graeme has experience as Past Vice President on the Agricultural Research Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) board and Past Chair of CRSB Research Committee Chairman. He also participated as a mentor in both the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program and the BCRC researcher mentorship program.

Graeme sits on the Research Advisory Committee of the Alberta Beef Producers, and serves on the Beef Cattle Research Council’s Producer Council.

Sheila Hillmer | Director

Sheila Hillmer and her family have a farming and ranching operation near Del Bonita, and her two sons are beginning the process of succession in the family business. Sheila works with corporate feedyards and is based in southern Alberta. She also spends a significant amount of time developing and executing Learning and Development, both internally and externally to customers.

Sheila is ABP’s elected representative to the Canadian Beef Check-Off Agency.

Lee Irvine | Director

Lee Irvine and his family have recently set up a grass backgrounding operation in the Cochrane area. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to market cattle through TEAM and Calgary Stockyards, to sit in the boardroom of multinational pharmaceutical companies and to run the auction market and feedlot software for ViewTrak Technologies. He has been an auditor for the Verified Beef Production Plus program and sat on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Framework Committee.

Lee serves on ABP’s Board of Directors, Tier Advisory Team, and is an Alberta representative on the Beef Cattle Research Council’s Producer Council.

Fred Lozeman | Director

Fred Lozeman operates a farm near Claresholm. Along with family members and dedicated employees, they produce cattle, grains, oilseed, and forage. Fred has been an ABP delegate for the past seven years, including seven years as a Director, one year as the Finance Chair, three years as the Chair of the Research Committee, six years on the Governance Committee, and six years as an ABP representative for BCRC.

Fred sits on ABP’s Research and Governance Committees and is also a Director for RDAR (Results Driven Agricultural Research).


Central Zone comprises those lands that are located within the following areas:

  1. Lacombe County;
  2. Ponoka County;
  3. County of Wetaskiwin No. 10;
  4. Leduc County;
  5. Strathcona County;
  6. Improvement District No. 13 (Elk Island);
  7. City of Edmonton;
  8. Sturgeon County;
  9. Thorhild County;
  10. Athabasca County;
  11. Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17;
  12. Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124;
  13. Woodlands County;
  14. Westlock County;
  15. County of Barrhead No. 11;
  16. Lac Ste. Anne County;
  17. Parkland County;
  18. Brazeau County;
  19. Yellowhead County;
  20. Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper National Park);
  21. Municipality of Jasper;
  22. Improvement District No. 25 (Willmore Wilderness);
  23. any city, town, or village that is encompassed by the land described in clauses (a) to (v).

John Doherty

John Doherty owns and operates a mixed farm with his wife and family near Wildwood in Yellowhead County. They run a cow/calf operation with some backgrounding and grass-finishing, along with meat chickens, laying hens, turkeys, pigs, and a small market garden.

John grew up on a small cow/calf operation in southern Alberta, where his love of farming and animals was first cultivated . He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Scientists, from University of Lethbridge, and 10 years of experience in the oil industry.

John serves on ABP’s Research Committee and the Technical Advisory Group.

Colin Rice | Director

Colin Rice received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Alberta, and has worked as an agronomist, as well as on a strawberry farm in England. Today he farms alongside his dad, cousin, and uncle. In addition to grain farming, the Rice family runs a cow-calf operation, as well as a feedlot. Colin enjoys curling and golf, though he says he’s not very good at either.

Colin serves on both ABP’s Audit and Research Committees and is also ABP’s representative on the Intensive Livestock Working Group and NRCB Policy Advisory Group.

Brenda Rosadiuk | Director

Brenda Rosadiuk and her husband, Anthony, live on a family farm just north of Evansburg, where they operate a cow/calf operation with their two adult sons. Brenda comes from a strong farm background, and believes the younger generation of their farm bring a positive perspective of progressive farming, which creates a positive outlook for the cattle industry. She brings governance and community engagement skills as well as financial knowledge from her work in public service.  

Over the past year since becoming a delegate for ABP, Brenda has served on the Audit, Resolutions, and Governance Committees.

Doug Roxburgh | Vice Chair

Doug Roxburgh lives near Bentley, where he and his wife run a first-generation cattle operation. In addition to backgrounding their calves, they also market bulls and females, and raise commercial bred heifers. Doug is a senior nutrition consultant who helps producers develop year-round nutritional programs.

In addition to his spot on ABP’s Board of Directors, Doug is an Alberta representative to the Canadian Cattle Association.

Karen Shaw

Karen Shaw, along with her husband Stuart, manages a cow/calf operation, farming on the homestead established around 1903.

Karen is a former Sturgeon County Councilor, serving 14 years as a representative to the eastern side of the county. In that time, Karen worked with every level of government.

In addition, Karen spent many years as an Assistant Leader with 4-H. She also worked with industry to establish a scholarship fund for members entering post-secondary education. Karen still serves on the Scholarship Committee, and sits on ABP’s Governance Committee.


Northeast Zone comprises those lands that are located within the following areas:

  1. Camrose County;
  2. Flagstaff County;
  3. Municipal District of Provost No. 52;
  4. Municipal District of Wainwright No. 61;
  5. Beaver County;
  6. Lamont County;
  7. County of Minburn No. 27;
  8. County of Vermilion River;
  9. County of Two Hills No. 21;
  10. Smoky Lake County;
  11. County of St. Paul No. 19;
  12. Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87;
  13. Lac La Biche County;
  14. Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo;
  15. Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo);
  16. Improvement District No. 349;
  17. any city, town, or village that is encompassed by the land described in clauses (a) to (p).

Aydon Almberg | Director

Aydon is a fourth generation rancher of Lazy HE Ranch LTD in the Czar, Alberta area. Currently the ranch runs an 1800-head cow-calf operation and retains ownership of their calves for backgrounding. Lazy HE Ranch also has a 3000-head capacity feedlot, which includes cattle bought for backgrounding and future grass stock.

Aydon was part of the local 4-H club for nine years where he showed cattle and took part in all of the judging programs 4-H offered. After high school he attended Lakeland College in Vermilion where he received a diploma in Agri-business. Following college, Aydon returned home to continue working on the family ranch. He also participated and graduated from the Canadian Cattle Young Leaders program.

On the side Aydon and his wife along with two young sons raise and train cow-bred quarter horses for use on the ranch.

Aydon serves on both ABP’s Tier Advisory Team and Issues Management Committee.

Kaylee Chizawsky

Kaylee Chizawsky and her family run Foresee Cattle co. near Vegreville, where they raise a mixture of commercial cows as well as purebred red and black Simmentals. Kaylee graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science and has obtained her Professional Agrologist recognition from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists  

Kaylee currently works as a territory manager for Zoetis in their cattle and equine division. She’s also a graduate of Canadian Cattle Young Leaders, and currently serves as the Alberta representative on the Canadian Cattle Youth Council. Kaylee sits on ABP’s Research Committee and is also the ABP representative for Alberta Farm Animal Care.

Emil Dmytriw

Emil Dmytriw is a fourth-generation grain and cattle farmer northeast of Innisfree. Emil feels that he is a beef producer dealing with the same issues, and has the same concerns, as most other producers. As such, he looks forward to continuing to work hard for the beef industry to keep it sustainable for years to come.

Emil sits on ABP’s Research Committee and the Alberta Forage Industry Network.

Jay Hager

Jay Hager and his family run a 400 head cow-calf operation near Provost. They also operate a welding business that fabricates cattle handling and feeding equipment, and custom fence in the summer.

Jay sits on ABP’s Issues Management Committee.

George L’Heureux

George L’Heureux operates a ranch near Lac La Biche. As he reaches retirement, he is downsizing to a 60 head cow-calf operation, which will allow him to dedicate more time to ABP to assist the industry in going forward. He has previously served as county councillor, and currents sits as chair of the Athabasca Heifer Co-op and vice-chair of the Lac La Biche Ag Society.

Josie Pashulka

Josie Pashulka lives in the County of Two Hills, near Derwent. She farms with her husband, Ken, and three sons, operating the Rusylvia Cattle Co. They raise 400 cows and farm 2,000 acres of grain, silage, hay, and grazing corn. Josie was a 4-H beef leader for 14 years, and currently teaches the Beef Artificial Insemination course at Lakeland College.

Miles Wowk | Director

Miles Wowk, along with his family, runs a commercial cow/calf operation in the Northeast Zone.

Miles grew up in the beef industry. He participated in 4-H for 10 years, is ABP’s representative to the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, and has served as an Alberta representative with the Canadian Cattle Association for the past six years. He’s currently chair of the Animal Health and Care Committee.

Miles believes that a strong voice will move the beef industry forward, and is constantly striving to develop a sustainable future for the next generation of ranchers.


Northwest Zone comprises those lands that are located within the following areas:

  1. County of Grande Prairie No. 1;
  2. Municipal District of Greenview No. 16;
  3. Big Lakes County;
  4. Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130;
  5. Birch Hills County;
  6. Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133;
  7. Saddle Hills County;
  8. Municipal District of Fairview No. 136;
  9. Municipal District of Peace No. 135;
  10. Northern Sunrise County;
  11. County of Northern Lights;
  12. Clear Hills County;
  13. Mackenzie County;
  14. any city, town, or village that is encompassed by the land described in clauses (a) to (m).

Bernie Doerksen | Director

Bernie Doerksen and his family run a cow-calf operation with commercial angus cross cows near La Crete. In addition to his role on the operation, Bernie also works in public bookkeeping and accounting, and keeps busy through local clubs and family commitments like skating, camping, and fishing.

Bernie is ABP’s representative to Ag Safe Alberta.

Braydon Gough

Braydon Gough is a fourth generation rancher who bought his first registered Angus cow at the age of 12. His nine-year involvement in 4-H instilled a lifelong passion for the cattle industry.

Braydon currently runs a registered seedstock operation, producing Angus and Simmental genetics out of Whitelaw. Braydon is a young, innovative, rancher who is excited to represent other cattle producers in his role with Alberta Beef Producers.

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Gary These

Gary These, together with his wife and son, operate a cow-calf and backgrounding operation north of Peace River. Gary has been an ABP delegate for the last two years and was previously a director for Peace County Forage and Beef. At ABP, he was on the Cow-Calf Council and found risk management very interesting.


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Updated: 12/07/2024


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