Chisholm, Eion Alistair - 1994 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Leader in the cattle finishing business, Eion Chisholm has always pursued opportunities offered by the winds of change. In the 1950's, as secretary manager for the Western Stock Growers' Association, Mr. Chisholm recognized enormous potential in cattle finishing. He began custom feeding cattle, providing the backbone for one of Alberta's largest agri-businesses today. In 1958, he founded Western Feedlots Ltd. And managed the company for 30 years, building the largest cattle finishing business in the province. He also worked to improve cattle marketing by introducing the telephone bid system for cattle sales. He was one of the originators of Canfax, a cattle sales information service funded by cattlemen, and also spearheaded the process to change the grading system for beef. In 1988, Mr. Chisholm received the Distinguished Agrologist Award from the Alberta Institute of Agrologists. Mr. Chisholm had retired from Western Feedlots Ltd., but continued to be a governor of the Western Stock Growers' Association.

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