Memorable Manitobans: Cyril Leonard “Andy” Anderson (1904-1977)
Born at Winnipeg on 28 June 1904, son of Alfred Frederick Anderson and Mary Soanes, he moved to Chicago and returned to Manitoba in 1927, where he joined Canada Packers’ Feed Division. He made many improvements in animal feed by introducing modern nutritional concepts, and in 1939 formed his own company, Feed-Rite Mills Limited. He pioneered in the use of canola and soybean meal, always advocating the economic value of proper feeding practices, particularly for hogs and poultry. He was honoured by the Canadian Feed Industry Association in 1977, and received the Buffalo Rooster award from the Manitoba Hatchery Association. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 26 October 1977. He was inducted posthumously into Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame (1986).
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 October 1977, page 101.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 December 2019
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