Prestage, Robert - 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee

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    Mr. Robert (Bob) Prestage has been dedicated to beef cattle breeding and genetic programs in Alberta for over 50 years. His commitment to the industry is evident through his sustained work in marketing and exports, and international and community programs. Early in his career, Mr. Prestage distinguished himself by developing the progeny test program for beef cattle, significantly improving the genetic pool of the Canadian cattle industry. Founding Wicklow Angus in Camrose, he raised the profile of Angus beef in Canada and internationally. Mr. Prestage selected, processed, and exported thousands of cattle to over 20 countries, including marketing the first cattle to Russia to support the Alberta cattle industry’s recovery from BSE. Mr. Prestage has supported Alberta breeders in selling cattle around the world. He has unselfishly shared his marketing expertise, hosted numerous international delegations, and judged at cattle shows internationally. A former Reeve of Camrose County, Mr. Prestage has made many contributions to youth and community organizations, and has received numerous industry and community awards including induction into the Alberta Angus Association Hall of Fame as a Breed Builder. Mr. Prestage credits many people for supporting him, especially his family members, stating that he could not have done it without them.

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