Maple Creek's Dale Montgomery has been selected to be inducted into the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2014.
Montgomery was one of three Hall of Fame inductees announced at the 2013 Canadian Western Agribition in Regina. Montgomery was selected along with Gary Jones from Crane Valley and Weyburns Elvin Haupstein. The final three inductees will be announced during Crop Production Week in Saskatoon in January.
Montgomery, who is one of Canada’s most revered stock dog handlers, earned his recognition for his involvement in dog training, stock dog competitions and selling dogs.
"Dale and his dogs have a long list of wins to their credit at events such as Calgary Stampede and Canadian Western Agribition. In 1989, Agribition hired Dale to do a stock dog competition during the rodeo. The crowd loved it and a new event was born. Dale’s dog Gyp holds the Agribition record at 47 seconds. Besides training stock dogs, Dale and his wife Dawn for several years grazed more than 1,000 sheep as government contracts to control a noxious weed called leafy spurge. Dale’s efforts have contributed to efficient but humane methods for handling livestock," a news release from the Canadian Western Agribition stated.