High expectations for father-daughter ranch donation to University of Calgary

A family succession plan for a lasting impression on the cattle industry is one of the reasons J.C. (Jack) Anderson and his daughter, Wynne Chisholm, have donated a 19,000-acre cattle ranch operation worth more than $44 million dollars to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM).

The university calls the gift “transforming,” and will allow for the UCVM to be an international leader in veterinary health, education, research and community outreach.

Chisholm joined RealAg Radio host, Shaun Haney, to talk about the recent gift.

“We expect them to transform their teaching, learning and outreach experiences not only just with the UCVM, but with some of their other faculties, and we expect them to continue to run it as an operating, working ranch to create a centre for excellence in beef cattle research” she says.

She explained they also hope the findings researchers make will be shared within the beef industry to make it even better not only for the producer, but for the consumer as well.

The ranch will be handed over November 30th.

Listen below to hear Haney speak with Chisholm about the substantial gift made to the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

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