Farm History

The farm, now known as Chestermere Hereford Stock Farm, was originally purchased in 1903 by James Hughes, Sr. 

In 1917, Jim (J.A.) Hughes’ purchased a group of pedigreed Polled Hereford heifers from Sam Downie of Carstairs.  They were sired by Jamacion 23149 who was one of the first Polled Hereford bulls imported to Canada.  Polled Bruce 36746 was the first Polled bull used in the herd. 

For a time, Jim and his brother Wallace operated Hughes Brothers, then as J.A. Hughes and Son, then again as J.A. Hughes.  Over that time, Jim raised and sold both pedigreed Polled Herefords, and later Horned Herefords until his retirement in 1976. 

In 1960, a few cows were moved to Chestermere, Alberta to start the herd for Jim’s daughter Phyllis and Dave Bricker.  In 1976, the herd was relocated back to the original Didsbury farmsite where it continues today.

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31023 Range Road 35
R R 1 Didsbury
Alberta, T0M 0W0

Phone: 403.335.8571
Mobile: 403-815-9038

chestermereherefords@chsf.ca

 

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Dad, Grampa Bricker, and Uncle Art 1960

Del Rancho Lighter 8V  - Dad’s first Polled Bull

Farm Family Award 2012

Del Rancho Lighter 8V
Farm Family Award 2012
Alexa 2012

Alexa with her 4-H steer 2012

Alexa and Kyle

Alexa and Kyle

Alexa 2013

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Kyle 2015

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Alexa res ch steer 2014

Alexa with her Reserve  Champion 4-H steer 2013

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Alexa with CHSF 52U Lady Hope 6X - 2011

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Dad and Uncle Art  1950’s

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Grampa Hughes   1930’s

Grampa Hughes  1970’s

Grampa-and-Flash-1959

Grampa Hughes

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One of Grampa’s yearlings - 1962

Chestermere Hereford Stock Farm  established 1961

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