Lyle Miller, Board Chair
Lyle Miller of Acme, AB is a talented visionary in the cattle production industry with values that are rooted in sustainable and responsible food production. He began his tenure as Board Chair of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) in 2022 following 9 years as a director, serving some of this time as a representative of the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association.
A voracious lifelong learner, Lyle has always been motivated to use the latest technology to facilitate continuous improvement in his family’s multi-generational operation – always keeping his eye on the next opportunity and looking for ways to share his knowledge with others.
The Miller Family has a rich history that goes back decades to 1968 when Lyle’s parents Ed and Linda started farming in Kneehill County. Lyle and his children are now involved in the family business (Highway 21 Feeders, established in 1981), a full-service custom feedlot that offers complete buying, selling, financing and risk management services, designed to maximize investor returns and capture the full genetic potential of feeder cattle. The family also runs a large purebred and commercial cow herd, and crop thousands of acres to produce as much feed as possible.
In recent years, with the day-to-day operations in the capable hands of other family members and a dedicated team of professionals, Lyle has been spending increasingly more time immersed in the crop side and involved with the purebred division, putting genetics to work to procure better cattle, and launching their first bull sale in 2022.
Aligned with his focus on continuous improvement, Lyle’s vision for the CCIA is to help navigate the waters as industry and business opportunities drive traceability forward.