Principal & Owner
Sarah Buchanan was born in Guelph, Ontario where she grew up on a Polled Hereford operation called Gold-Bar Livestock. The farm was located just north of the city in a small town called Ariss. Sarah's parents, David and Angela Hasson and grandparents, Joe & Emma Hasson all farmed over 200 purebred Hereford Females together. Growing up, Gold-Bar Livestock exhibited many Champions across North America and Sarah was a active participant in the 4-H program and the Canadian Junior Hereford Association. Gold-Bar Livestock had earned global recognition for their Hereford genetics and Sarah's father traveled extensively as a marketer and sought after judge.
Gold-Bar Livestock held 2 annual production sales each year at the farm and Sarah and her three sisters were active participants in all aspects of working with the livestock. The family also opened their facillities to other breeders to host other breed sales throughout the year.
In 1997, Gold-Bar Livestock moved into the Red Angus breed and Sarah attended the University of Guelph where she received a degree in Animal Science. From 2001-2011 Sarah worked as a Certified Financial Planner and Investment Advisor.
In 2005, Sarah married Brad Buchanan. They welcomed 2 daughters to the family, Kaycee and Saige. David and Angela Hasson dispersed their Red Angus herd in 2008. In 2011, Brad and Sarah moved to Victoria Harbour, Ontario and continued the Gold-Bar legacy raising Black Angus and Charolais cattle. It was at this time that Sarah decided to pursue her passion of livestock marketing full time.
In 2016, Brad and Sarah Buchanan relocated the farm to Caron, SK and this is where they now call home. The passion for the livestock industry continues with Sarah providing her services to all provinces across Canada. Sarah is proud to offer her Photography and Video services through Golden Thread Livestock Images as well as the powerful online marketing services provided by DVAuction.
Emily Gibson was born and raised in Ripley, Ontario where she grew up on a Cash Crop and Purebred Limousin farm with her Parents and Sisters. Emily's Parents farm over 5000 Acres with her Grandfather and Uncle. Emily attended Ridgetown College and graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture and continued on with her education at Olds College in Olds, Alberta and finished with a Bachelor of Applied Science Agriculture Business Degree. She now lives in Glencoe, Ontario with her partner Dillon MacTavish where they farm 3500 acres with his parents and have continued with the Limousin cattle as well as added commercial and Angus cattle to the mix. Emily started working with Golden Thread Livestock Images and DV Auction in 2015.
Jordan was raised in Spruce Grove, Ab as the 4th generation of a successful Purebred Simmental and Angus operation along with a crop side and seed potato divison. Growing up on the farm her passion always sided with the cattle even though having to switch gears to the crop side every now and again was in order! 4-H and as many jr summer shows were attend that the schedule would allow. She got to travel all across Canada while attending the National Young Canadian Simmental shows each summer and was lucky enough to win a couple trips to attend the American National ones as well. In her later teens being awarded as the National Young Cattleman in 2005 was one of the biggest highlights of her jr showing career. Also that same summer she exhibited the Calgary Stampede Champion Steer, a steer that was also her last 4-H steer.
After attending Lakeland College in Vermilion, Ab and coming out with her diploma in Livestock Production, Jordan returned to the family farm full time to manage the 1000 head of mother cows. This really fuelled her love of cattle and sparked a passion of photography. During this time she also began her own herd of Shorthorn cows which lead to the production of a bull be the name of Element 79. In the fall of 2013 Element became the Canadian National Bull as a yearling, in January he headed to Denver to become the 2014 American National Champion Bull. He became the first Canadian bred, born and raised bull to claim these titles in the same year. She has had a huge interest in showing cattle from a early age and has been honoured by the places it has taken her and the people she has met because of it.
Her photography started as just a passion to take candid's around the farm to picturing 300 bulls for their annual bull sale and as many cow pictures as time would allow while cows were on grass and milking. There's nothing more gratifying then taking that perfect shot that shows everything a creature is made of.
Since December 2018 Jordan's life path has lead her to calling Cochrane, Ab home. She now manages her own herd of Simmental and Shorthorns and is helping the Blair's.Ag crew to build a Simmental herd. This has also allowed her to focus on and have more time for her passion of livestock photography and working with people to best promote their animals.