Congratulations to our 2019 Purebred Breeder of the Year
Bruce & Karen Butler
Bruce and Karen started their purebred herd in 1984 when Karen's
parents, Floyd and Sarah Cole (Silver Bend Herefords) gave them
two bred heifers. Since that time, they have built their cowherd,
under the name of Lone Pine Ranch, with purchases from many
prominent Horned and Polled Hereford breeders and using their
own home raised animals.
The Butlers have raised a few champions over the years and have
sold to breeders and commercial operations in B.C., Saskatchewan
and Alberta in addition to five States in the US.
They have both been instrumental in keeping many Hereford functions running smoothly and their behind the scenes work has been greatly appreciated.
Bruce and Karen have both been on the Board of Directors for the Northern Alberta Hereford Club. Karen has been secretary of that organization for 8 years. Bruce has been a Director of the Alberta Hereford Association and the Chairman of the Farmfair Hereford Show in Edmonton for over 15 years. Karen has supported him by taking care of the many organizational tasks associated with the show and has also assisted by clerking the event. The past few years the couple has also played an integral role in the Hereford Genes Event and the First Choice Sale.
Bruce and Karen have been reliable volunteers that always assist behind the scenes and in their quiet way have contributed greatly to promoting Alberta Herefords over the years.
As an industry we owe them a huge debt of gratitude and the Alberta Hereford Association is proud to recognize them as the 2019 Purebred Breeder of the Year