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Regular Departments Advertisers Index ............................................................................. 102 Alberta Angus Association ............................................................. 86 Ask the CEO ............................................................................ 89 British Columbia Angus Association .................................................. 86 Canadian Angus Association Breed Development ........................ 90 Canadian Angus Association Tag Program ................................ 92 Canadian Angus Association CEO Message .................................. 89 Canadian Angus Association President’s Message ......................... 90 Canadian Angus Association Registration Department ........... 93 Canadian Angus Foundation ......................................................... 93 Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador .................................................. 85 Canadian Junior Angus Association .................................................. 85 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Program ........................ 91 Dave’s Desk ............................................................................. 4 Events Calendar .......................................................................... 103 Manitoba Angus Association ............................................................. 87 Maritime Angus Association .................................................... 87 Quebec Angus Association ............................................................. 87 Saskatchewan Angus Association ...................................................... 86

Feature Articles Alberta Commercial Breeder of the Year ...................................... 59 Animal Welfare & Pain Management ........................................... 28 Canadian Industry Leader of the Year ......................................... 10 Carcass 101 .................................................................................... 84 Manitoba Annual Meeting .............................................................. 34 Manitoba Commercial Breeder of the Year ...................................... 58 Manitoba Purebred Breeder of the Year ...................................... 58 Naming Aberdeen Angus Cattle ...................................................... 46 Needle-free Injections .................................................................. 18 ‘Orphan Norman’ Promotes Angus Beef ........................................... 40 Saskatchewan Commercial Breeder of the Year ............................... 66 Saskatchewan Purebred Breeder of the Year ............................... 67 Sharps - A Pointed Subject ........................................................... 80 The Point of Horns ....................................................................... 82 Top 100 Breeders by Registrations .................................................. 74 Top 100 Breeders by Transfers .................................................. 75 Top 100 ‘Canadian Bred’ Sires by Progeny Registrations ................. 74 Wine Wisdom with Mike McDonald ............................................ 50 Cover: Thank You to Tracy Jenkins, Jenkins Ranch, Pincher Creek, Alberta for supplying our cover shot this issue.


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Moving into 2011, I think we have rounded corner to better times in the cattle business. is past fall calf prices strenghtened considerably from previous years. Cattle numbers are at low levels, depending who you talk to, they are at 1970’s levels, some say 1950’s levels. I haven’t done the research to know where the numbers actually compute. We are sufficiently built or over built in the feedlot end of the business. Beef consumption continues to rise. e per capita beef comsumption could slide

some, but because of an ever expanding population the bottom line total has an appetite for more beef. e beef industry from the farm gate forward, I’d have to say is positive. is winter has delivered an abundance of snow pretty much across Canada, which bodes well for moisture this spring. Now, I know that “We are only ever two to three weeks from a drought at anytime”, advice I have heard from many ranchers who have seen many years come and go, but I think we have brighter days ahead. We may just be at the point where a rebuilding of cow numbers could be order of the day. Canfax numbers from last fall indicates a high level of bull cull. For those having to flesh out the bull pens this spring, you have a lot of selection in

Angus sales. We had to get creative to get all the Angus sales on one page in this issue. roughout this issue, there is much to be learned about different programs available to you. e best bet is to get to know the breeders you buy your bulls from, they can be a great advantage in helping you select the right bull for your herd. We try to get as much information to you in this issue as we can, but if you are wanting to keep as current as possible with the Angus business, I would recommend you bookmark It is the hub to several websites that are updated daily with sale results and other developments in the business as they become available. See you down the road!

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2011 Record Stockman Canadian Industry Leader of the Year 2011 Record Stockman Canadian Industry Leader of the Year Jim Henderson

A true cattleman at heart coupled with enthusiasm and wisdom of the livestock industry as a whole produces the 2011 Record Stockman Canadian Industry Leader of The Year, Jim Henderson from Del Bonita, Alberta, Canada. Born in Lacombe, Alberta, Jim J. Henderson (a.k.a. Jimmy Joe) has more than dabbled in the Canadian cattle industry. Jim’s involvement in the cattle business spans worldwide. From a very young age, Jim has been involved in the family run purebred Angus operation, Heatherbrook Farms which will mark its 100th year of operation in 2011. His time spent with the cattle back then on the family farm brought him to the realization that not only did he want to be in the cattle business, but more so, he wanted to be at the forefront of the cattle business. At the age of 13, Jim began custom showing cattle throughout Canada. The early mornings mixed with the late nights didn’t deter him from making a career of it. His passion to be on the show road promoting cattle has spanned over 30 years and has expanded extensively during that time. His knowledge of cattle became sought after by fellow cattlemen and in 1982 Jim began working with his brother Doug and his sales management business, Douglas J. Henderson and Associates. Jim oversaw the selection of sale cattle for several consignment sales as well as him being involved in many herd dispersals. In 1984 Jim became a managing partner with Sprucefield Limousin in Edmonton, Alberta. The herd consisted of 100 head of registered Limousin cattle. It was during his tenure at Sprucefield Limousin that Jim became responsible for marketing some of the first Limousin embryos and semen to be exported from Canada to Australia. Their show accomplishments were extensive. Sprucefield exhibited the Champion Limousin Bull at the world renowned Calgary Exhibition and Stampede as well as had numerous Champions and Page 10

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Division Champions at Canadian Western Agribition. Jim decided to go back to raising his own cattle, so in 1986 he moved to Tees, Alberta and ran his own herd of registered Black Angus cows with Heatherbrook Farms until he dispersed them in 1990. In 1988 Heatherbrook exhibited the Champion Angus Bull at Farmfair International in Edmonton. During his time back home he also custom fit cattle for shows throughout Canada and the United States. Early in 1990 Jim was hired by Syl-Don Farms, Stettler, Alberta as manager for a year to promote and prepare 300 head of purebred Charolais cattle for their herd dispersal. During his year at Syl-Don they exhibited Champion and Supreme Champion Charolais Bull at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede as well as the Champion Bull at both Farmfair International and Agribition. In 1991 Jim was hired by Remington Cattle Co. at Cardston, Alberta as Registered Manager. From 1991 to 1995 he was responsible for the breeding and production of 400 head of registered Black Angus cows as well as the organization and promotion of the Heart of the Herd Production Sale, Bullarama ’94 Bull Sale and the Remington Cattle Co. Complete Herd Dispersal Sale which grossed $1,500,000.00 to average $4,087.00 on 367 lots. Many bull and female Champion and Reserve Champion honours were won along with Division Champions, Class Winners and Herdsman awards all of which were overseen by Jim’s keen expertise. From 1995-1996 Jim switched gears a bit with Remington and became their Manager which brought with it the responsibility of 1000 head of commercial black and black baldie heifers thus increasing his knowledge of commercial cattle and markets. Remington’s dispersal in 1996 saw a switch from Angus cattle to Horned Herefords when Jim became the Manager of Canada’s oldest Horned Hereford operation, Bar Pipe Farms. The Bar Pipe operation consisted of 200 registered cows. During Jim’s tenure as Manager, Bar Pipe boasted the highest averaging bull sale in Canada and had Grand Champion Horned Hereford Bull and Reserve Champion at the prestigious and historic Calgary Bull Sale. These bulls sold for $45,000.00 and $34,000.00 respectively. Jim was instrumental in the export of Bar Pipe genetics world-wide and kept the Bar Pipe name at the forefront of the North American and Australian Hereford industry.

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A call from Randy Remington January 1, 2001 to Jim saying Randy wanted back into the cattle business took Jim to Del Bonita where he became Vice President of Operations of the newly formed Remington Land & Cattle Co. The first 2 years Jim spent buying land and commercial cattle and shortly thereafter, the first purebred Black Angus were purchased. During Jim’s eight years with Remington Land & Cattle Co. he was responsible for the supervision, management and development of the Remington operation from conception to completion. This included the procurement of 40,000 plus acres of land and developing it into a multi-faceted, self-contained cattle and farming operation. Projects under Jim’s watchful eye and direct management included the design and construction of a 4000 head feedlot including an extensive handling system; pasture development including cross-fencing and water management; purchase and management of 1000 head of registered cows and 1200 head of commercial cows; a 1000 head yearling grass cattle backgrounding program and the cropping of 15,000 acres of cultivated land and 4000 acres of hay production. With the working partnership of Jim and Randy along with the management team of Wayne & Anne Burgess and Gary Rairdan, Remington Land & Cattle Co. had many noteworthy successes. Remington held their first Bull and Commercial Female Sale just three short years after inception with an astounding $800,000.00 sale gross, a credit to the entire Remington team. Along with many successful sales throughout the years, also came the selection of

many great cattle. The purchase of Double AA Old Post Bandolier by Jim from Peak Dot Ranch in Saskatchewan in the fall of 2008 saw him turn around and sell for $41,000.00 for half interest in Remington’s Production Sale in 2009 to LLB Angus and go on to become one of the leading Canadian herdsires for Genex who now lease the bull. Jim’s keen eye for cattle and the need to seek out the best possible genetics in any breed lead him to the purchase of HPF MS Honey R007 from Hudson Pines Farm out of the stall for $60,000.00 the day before the Simmental show at the National

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Walters and Sandy & Jen Munro who own the oldest Shorthorn herd of cattle in the world and whose family has been in the Shorthorn business for 145 years! The partnership will see 400 Red and Black Simmental embryos shipped to Australia from North America and will be the nucleus for introducing Red

and Black Simmentals to the commercial bull market in Australia. A true cattleman at heart and a devotee to agriculture, Jim’s experience and wisdom with cattle and agriculture have lead him through almost every facet of the agriculture industry. A people person he is, Jim has travelled many continents and made more friendships than most people can ever dream of having. If you’re involved in the cattle business, you will without a doubt either personally know Jim or have heard the name ‘Jimmy Joe Henderson’! Jim is someone not only the Canadian cattle industry can be proud of but the entire cattle industry as a whole can be proud to have as their ambassador. Lisa Paget, 2011

Western Stock Show in 2007. The following day at the Simmental show, Honey R007 was named Reserve Champion Female and has recently gone on to produce outstanding progeny in the Remington herd. The National Western Stock Show proved to be very successful for Jim and the Remington crew. Remington exhibited the 2010 Champion Simmental Bull, STF Dominance T171 which they purchased along with Hudson Pines Farm when Jim and Chan Phillips selected him as a calf at the 2008 Pen Show in Denver for $20,000.00. Remington Red Label HR was also purchased privately out of the Simmental Pen Show in Denver for $15,000.00 and is now leased to Genex and has generated over $500,000.00 in semen sales throughout the world. Although many successes were had by Jim throughout his career in the cattle industry with his sharp judgement and devotion to the operations he oversaw, Jim made the decision in 2008 to leave his management position and establish his own herd of cattle under the deep-rooted Heatherbrook Angus name. Jim acquired the last Red and Black Simmentals from the Ankony Simmental herd out of Georgia which included a small group of elite donor females as well as well known bulls Ankonian Ceasar and Ankonian Ryan. Currently, Jim manages his own select herd of 100 registered Black Angus and Black and Red Simmental cows whilst being a Co-operator Manager of a large grain and commercial cow operation owned by Don Althen. Anyone who knows Jim knows that he is not one to EVER let the grass grow under his feet. Very recently Jim reconnected with Don Peters of Syl-Don Farms and have partnered up on a new farming and livestock venture with the purchase of land in the Stettler, Alberta area. His experience, understanding and know-how with agriculture has been sought world-wide and has currently lead him to consulting for an extensive multi-national company based out of Russia. The company includes a large commercial cowherd and grain operation. Jim consults on the genetic side of the cowherd. Another venture Jim has become involved in is a three way partnership between himself, James Commercial Edition 2011*

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Manitoba Angus Annual Meeting The Manitoba Angus Association’s Annual Meeting and banquet was held on January 8th 2011 at the Royal Oak Inn in Brandon, MB. There was a smaller number of members participating but there were some very good discussions and lots of decisions made about the direction the MAA will be taking in the upcoming year. The reports highlighted the activity of the board over the past year as they continue to promote Angus Cattle in a variety of ways. Kajal Devani, Breed Development Coordinator for the CAA was on hand to give us an update and highlights of the year in the CAA. She also answered many questions from the membership about herd performance programs and genetic defects. The Manitoba Angus Association is looking forward to hosting both the CAA AGM in June at Elkhorn Resort & Spa near Clear Lake, Manitoba and also the National Angus Show in Brandon in early November in conjunction with MLE. The new Manitoba Angus Association board of directors was named during the meeting.(President) Shawn Birmingham, (Vice–President) Dallas Johnston,

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Back Row l-r: Larissa Hamilton, Dallas Johnston, Alan Nykoliation, Doug Stamler & Ron Batho Front Row l-r: Lois McRae, Shawn Birmingham and Arlene Kirkpatrick Missing: Dan VanSteelandt and Kent Topham

Canadian Director by Acclamation – Lois McRae, Kent Topham, Alan Nykoliation, Doug Stamler, Dan VanSteelandt, Ron Batho, Larissa Hamilton and Arlene Kirkpatrick(Secretary/Treasurer) Special Thanks to Jeff Fraser our only retiring director for all his help over the past year and also a special thanks to those board members who agreed to stay on and run

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Naming Aberdeen Angus Cattle e following article was written by A.C. McTaggart and found in the Ontario Aberdeen-Angus Handbook of 1969. ere are facts referenced that have changed, Angus cattle are now registered by the Canadian Angus Association fees quoted are obviously those of the day. The naming of animals is one of the many aspects of herd management that should be of concern of all breeders of Aberdeen-Angus cattle. The registration of purebred Angus cattle in Canada is handled by the Canadian National Livestock Records, Ottawa, which Association was established in 1905. All registration and transfers of ownership must be handled through that office. They do not play any part in naming of animals, and that is an important responsibility of the breeder. The general practice is to allot each individual a name when making application for official registration of an animal, and it is customary for a breeder to have the selection of a farm name most breeders choose one that is associated with: - their family; post office or community; a river, lake, mountain, noted building or institution near them; or they “invent” a name. We suggest that it be fairly short and easy to pronounce. For a fee of $1.00 the breeder can have the name recorded with the Canadian National Livestock Records office, and reserve for his exclusive use in the naming and registering of animals in a specific breed. With Aberdeen-Angus it has been most common to name the males after their sires and the females after their dams. For the purpose of our discussion on naming let us adopt the word “Snowbarn” as a fictitious herd name. The name may be used as a suffix, such as Blackbird of Snowbarn, or as a prefix, as Snowbarn Blackbird. As additional animals of the same family are to be named within a herd then numerals may be named within a herd then numerals may be brought into use - such a Blackbird of Snowbarn 2nd, 3rd or 4th or Snowbarn Blackbird 2nd, in case of the former it is sometimes written as Blackbird 2nd of Snowbarn). Until recent years, it was general understanding to use the herd name as a prefix for dairy cattle and as a suffix in the naming of beef cattle, but such a custom does not now appear to be the common rule. Many breeders prefer to use the herd name as a prefix for males, but as a suffix for females and this system has merit. Where there is reason for animals to be listed alphabetically, as in sale catalogues, such a practice gives prominence to your herd or farm name “Snowbarn”, for males, but at the same time, for females, it leaves them listed by family name which is desireable, for example Barbara Rose of Snowbarn. The Canadian National Livestock Records restricts all names to 30 spaces - counting letters,

numerals, characters and blank spaces. A name using the limit would be Gammer Esteem 14th of Snowbarn. The naming of animals is purposeful and interesting. It should be pointed out that the tattoo marking on a certificate of registration are equally significant, as Aberdeen-Angus cattle are officially identified by a tattoo in the right ear. When the Canadian National Livestock Records registers a farm or herd name for you use, they also allot to you a series of two or three letters for use identifying animals born on your property. You use these letters (such as TCA) together with a herd number and a designating year letter, which for 1064 is “V”.Thus you might have TCA 23V. We mention this procedure at this time because a few breeders work it into their animal name, such as Elandia of Snowbarn 23V, signifying the year it was born. Such naming has some advantages of course, but it does not meet with general favor. Aberdeen-Angus breeders have always paid a great deal of attention to family name, or to a strain within a family. To explain more clearly the meaning of a strain within a family, I call attention to the Miss Burgess family, in which are recognized the strains Bonnie Maid, and Buxom Maid Miss Burgess. Many believe that certain families or strains are better breeders, or, at least breed in a more dependable fashion. This seems to have evolved from the early Scottish breeders, and many present-day stockman still agree with it. The family name in the Aberdeen-Angus breed comes through the female line of descent, nut this practice does not true for all breeds. Some long established family names are - Blackbird, Erica, Gammer, Georgina and Pride of Aberdeen. It is usual to think of a family as being developed through the descendants of an individual cow, one that has distinguished herself perhaps in show ring records, or possibly one that was singled out by some breeder by reason of the cow’s own good Qualities and breeding ability. We do not forget that the breeding and development of Aberdeen-Angus cattle has been of great importance on this continent, and especially so from the dawn of this century. The developments have proven again the significance of families.To mention only a few distinctive families that have come into prominence in Canada, we can think of Anoka Barabara M, Anoka Barbara Rose, Don Head Blackbird, Elm Park Rosebud, Glencarnoch Elba, Glen Ross Royal Lady, Middlebrook Pride,

Northlane Blackcap and Windsweep Edicta. Some of these, perhaps, can only be claimed as a strain of a previously well established family. When writing of family names it is difficult to stay away from a discussion of some of the ramifications involved as a result of the establishment of definite Angus families. Some agricultural writers level criticism at breeders who pay attention to family recognition. They argue that in establishing a family from one particular cow only fifty percent of the bloodlines of the resulting progeny are the same as that one cow. Some breeders have successfully concentrated the blood of a particular family by using a herd sire from within the same strain on the members of that particular family; but it is of real interest to note that some strong and promising families have decayed and expired as a result of suffering from this excessive concentration in their original ancestors. Likewise, this same deterioration has taken place within herds, and in recent times. In the past few years certain aspects of the Scottish system of naming Angus cattle have been adopted in North America. The outstanding change has been in the naming of bulls, where a bull is given a distinctive name apart from the sire’s name, but always a name starting with the first letter of the family name of the dam, and used with herd name usually as a suffix. For example, a bull born from a cow of the Erica family might be named Editor of Snowbarn. This practice may be related with Scotch breeders’ great emphasis on and consideration of family. We have pointed out that the great majority of breeders use a farm or herd name, which may be applied either as a suffix or a prefix to the animal’s name, and that numerals play an integral and important part. We suggest that it is of paramount importance when naming females to follow the family name. Correct or at least systematic naming is important, and this writer has observed instances on several occasions where incorrect or fickle names have resulted in lower price or no sale for a breeder. Fanciful you say, yes - but monetary. There are many cases of present-day Angus pedigrees where the breeder or breeders innocently and unknowingly assigned random names and for six or eight generations obscured entirely any semblance of a recognized family. by A.C. McTaggart

Recent Monthly Poll Results How do you plan to market your bulls this year? Private Treaty: 40% Auction Sales : 23% Both: 30% Don't sell bulls: 8%

Do you use electronic storage of registration certificates at the CAA? Yes: 7% No: 59% Not yet, but I will: 34%

How much does it cost for dead stock removal at your location? (1,200 lb. animal) No cost: 23% Below $50: 6% $50 to $100: 31% More than $100: 11% Service not available: 20%

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Wines of the National Western Stock Show Very self-explanatory, the wines I am about to review in this article are amazing wines that accompany great meals enjoyed at some of Denver’s best restaurants during the NWSS. For the last two years I have worked on the Sooline Cattle Co. Crew. During those two years, they have been involved in the Bases loaded sale held at Coors Field, and we have started a small tradition. After the sale the president and CEO of Sooline Cattle Co. takes the crew out for a delightful meal at a restaurant of our choice. Both years have not been a disappointment in any aspect and have been very memorable dining experiences. These two wines in this article are so different on paper but very similar once you get into them. If you don’t know what OMG, TTYL, LOL or GTG mean you might have a hard time with these wines, these are next generation, new world fruit bombs that have big alcohol content that will mess with your mind. It is amazing how similar in type they can be but come from opposite sides of the world; one wine is an Australian Shiraz and one a 6 way blend from California. e Motive Dinner Let me set the mood Coors Field 2010, the hammer falls on Sooline Motive, the crew is pumped, we are hauling shavings to the trailer like mad men. We are ready for the 1515 restaurant. We roll in, the Maitre ‘D’ seat us, and he hands out the menus and wine list. The wine list is like a Stephen King novel a little overwhelming; no one can decide what we need to drink, so we turn to the sommelier and say, “surprise us”. The appetizers are slid on to the table, wine is poured, everyone takes their first sip and I think everyone said ‘OMG’ all at the same time. Sorry, for all of you from the old world that means Oh my God in English. The wine Orin Swift Cellars the Prisoner 2007. It’s a blend made of roughly 50% zinfandel and the rest cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite syrah, charbono and grenache; also boasts a 15.2% alcohol content. When you first get this wine its dark color with an interesting Page 50

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sports car red ring around the top of the wine. You bring the glass to your nose for the first sip, the smell of cherries and licorice are the first thing that come to mind. I could sniff this wine all evening. Next the first sip, velvety smooth from tip to tail coats you mouth like a glass of milk. Now the finish I never actually timed it but at least 40 seconds, it just lingers. The taste is a lot like the nose, basically big fruit, maybe not as sweet as the nose but definitely lots of residual sugar. Sorry, no fun fact on this particular wine, just a flat out good wine that requires no decanting. All you have to do is pop it and enjoy it immediately. If you are lucky enough to find this in a wine store or restaurant, don’t think about it, BUY IT!! e Kodiak Dinner Alright we don’t have to go through a lot of mood setting here; I’m going to be honest, it’s pretty well the same only one year later. Different bull, different restaurant and wine but just as exciting. After the auctioneer blasts out his final … SOLD! On Kodiak, we are back to cleaning and packing shavings onto the trailer. This time we are off to the Oceanaire, same deal, we are all seated, menus and wine lists are distributed only one thing different. I came across a Molly Dooker, this time there will be no surprise from the sommelier; I know this wine is a monster of a wine so we ask to have this one put in a decanter immediately. I know it won’t be able to decant long enough but we go for it anyway. Again the appetizers are slid out onto the table and the wine is poured. Now you have to remember the crew is hung up on the Prisoner from the previous year and very defensive that the king could be brought down. But this wine stood it’s ground and fought.

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The wine, Molly Dooker the Boxer, a straight shiraz from Australia. Unlike the last wine there are a few Mikey fun facts to go along with this one. First fun fact, this winery does not use sulphites to protect wine from oxidation, they use nitrogen gas, some wine drinkers experience reactions and headaches from sulphites. Where I come from we call that getting drunk and having a hangover, but whatever. Second fun fact is, the Molly Dooker winery uses the weight of the wine as a measuring stick for quality so the heavier the wine the better quality and more expensive. So technically you could be drinking a lighter wine and it actually tastes better than the heaviest wine they make. At least that’s what I’m going to keep telling myself anyways so that I can keep drinking cheaper Molly Dookers. Fun fact number three, Molly Dooker is a lefty in Australia. Sorry, I got a little side tracked on the fun facts. Now onto the wine again, as its poured into your glass you can tell its heavy, like summer fuel. Heavy enough some might make a meal of it. It is a deep, dark inky purple color. Next I give the glass a quick swirl to aerate the wine; aromas of pure fruit is jumping out of the glass, lots of the same cherries, licorice but getting some oak as well, which is non-existent on the previous wine. Once you get this wine in your mouth its hard to describe; its big yet smooth, high alcohol (15.7%) but does not attach your taste buds. The only way you could describe it is, if you like port you will like this wine. In my own opinion this is the way Aussie Shiraz should taste like. Do yourself a favor and the next time you are in a liquor store and you feel the urge to buy a bottle of yellow tail Shiraz, DON’T. Go home mark it down and by the fifth or sixth time you do this you will have saved enough money to buy a real bottle of shiraz, get a Molly Dooker, you will thank me for this later; trust me. I’m not sure what dinner the Sooline crew will be attending next year. Even if we don’t attend the bases loaded sale I’m sure we will find something to celebrate and enjoy an awesome meal and a crazy good glass of wine. Mike McDonald

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Manitoba Angus Commercial Producer of the Year - Ken Barlow Ken Barlow is a third generation Angus cattle farmer. His grandfather, William Barlow, brought his herd of Angus cattle when he moved to Canada in 1906, settling in Davidson, Saskatchewan. His father, Fletcher Barlow, moved to Manitoba in 1945, purchasing a section near Moorepark and bringing an Angus herd with him.

include three daughters; Veronica, Norine and Crystal. Like many farmers, Ken has also worked off the farm. He worked at McKenzie Seeds for ten winters, drove a school bus for Rolling River School Division for ten years and served on the Minnedosa Hospital board for seven years. He was a faithful 4-H father and played fastball for many years, finally retiring at the age of 52. Over the years the cow base was always Angus. Ken experimented with Limousin and Hereford bulls for cross breeding. The experiment was short lived and he restored Angus as the bull of choice. Angus bulls have been “the man” for the past 25 years. Ken’s business philosophy is micro economic and he chooses to support local producers by purchasing bulls and cows from neighboring breeders. In the past 25 years, many bulls have be purchased from (l-r) Arlene Kirkpatrick Manitoba Angus Secretary, Shawn Birmingham Manitoba based Angus Breeders. President, and Joyce and Ken Barlow The Barlow farm is a mixed operation. Ken has raised Angus cattle since he was 12 years old. Ken presently runs a base herd of 70 Angus cows and In 1968, he married Joyce Daum and together, they two bulls. The largest base herd was 95 cows. Though continued on the tradition of raising Angus cattle on the it is a mixed operation, Ken is always quick to mention Barlow farm near Forrest, MB and grew the family to cattle first, grain second. The grain operation has 500

acres of cropland seeded to canola, wheat, and oats. Keeping the needs of the cows foremost in mind, he also has about 300 acres of barley, hay and pastureland. Ken has used the Langford Community Pasture for pasture land every summer since 1967. He has always liked Black Angus and the many great attributes which Angus are famous for. In Ken’s opinion Angus cows are the best mothers, calf easily, are the best meat (in fact if you ask him Manitoba beef is better than Alberta), have resistance to pink eye, are top grade every time, easy to look after and require less feed than other more gluttonous breeds. In Ken’s opinion, Angus cows should be the recognized as the supermodels of the bovine world. Three years ago, his family tells us that Ken finally got the Angus-loving “son” he didn’t know he wanted after (his daughters moved away to the city!). Ken’s new neighbor moved from The Netherlands to Canada to realize his dream of raising cattle. Now, after 100+ years of Angus, associated with the Barlow family name, Ken has been able to impart his cow wisdom, love of the breed to a new generation of farmer. For all of these reasons, Ken Barlow was chosen as the Manitoba Angus Association’s 2010 Commercial Producer of the Year.

Manitoba Angus Purebred Breeder of the Year - DJ Cattle Company DJ Cattle Co. is operated by Dallas & Lynne Johnston of Brookdale, MB. The farm is located 3 miles south of Brookdale and 1 ½ miles west. It was the original farm of Dallas’ grandparents Oscar & Myrtle Swanson and then later Dallas’ parents Millen & Mona Johnston.

(l-r) Dallas,Lynne and Candace Johnston and President Shawn Birmingham

Dallas, Lynne and their children Ryan & Candace moved to the farm in the fall of 1998 from St. Norbert, Mb, which is part of the city ofWinnipeg. Dallas had always loved the farm spending numerous summers helping his grandfather as a young teenager and then later helping his parents with the farm chores once they took over. Dallas has a full time job at Manitoba Hydro and has been there for 23 years and Lynne has worked seasonal for the last 6 years. Ryan and Candace were both involved in 4H, Ryan for a couple of years until Page 58

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hockey took over and Candace for 9 years. Candace has stayed involved with the beef shows having joined the Junior Angus Association in 2004. The cow herd used to be a Hereford/Simmental cross and an Angus bull was first used on heifers for calving ease. Dallas’ dad Millen bought the first Angus female at the Keystone Klassic from Laird & Joyce Senft in 1999 and followed the next year with the purchase of a bred heifer from Grant Wilson again at the Keystone Klassic sale. These 2 females were the start and the foundation of our black herd. Dallas then purchased a couple of heifer calves in the following years at Keystone Sales and also purchased were 2 heifer calves from HI Diamond Angus in Okotoks, AB. Other females were purchased from Swindon Ranch of Alexander, MB. As the purebred Angus herd grew, DJCC consigned Bulls to Douglas Test Center for 3 years and topping the sale on one occasion. DJCC consigns a small group of Bulls to the Steward Cattle Co. Bull Sale with this being the 3rd sale in Feb 2011. DJCC consign females to the Keystone Klassic and are very proud of the success juniors have had showing heifers with the DJCC prefix culminating with Naomi Best winning Champion Angus Female at the 2010 All Breeds Junior Show. In 2006 Dallas’ parents moved to Neepawa and Dallas & Lynne took over their Angus herd. Currently there are 35 purebred cows and another 10 commercial

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cows. This is where they would like to be for numbers as that is enough work with both Dallas & Lynne having off farm full time jobs. Dallas has served on the Provincial Angus Board for the past 3 years. He has helped out on various committees and quite enjoys the challenges involved with this. The Johnston’s are grateful for all the friends they have made in the cattle business and hope to make many more in the years to come. DJ Cattle Co. would like to thank the MAA for this award and are truly grateful to have received this honor.

Alberta Angus Association - Commercial Breeder of the Year 3 weeks to keep the calving interval very tight. e heifers start calving in mid February and calved near the Cow Camp to be under closer supervision. e main cow herd starts calving on the 10th of March and is

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Granum Colony, Granum, Alberta Granum Colony is located west of Granum at the base of the beautiful Porcupine Hills in the rich grasslands of Southern Alberta. e colony was established in 1930 and has always been in the ranching business, Today the Colony has 1500 plus cows which are mainly Angus or Angus influence. e entire colony plays a part in the success of the ranching operation. ere is a great deal of cattle wisdom that goes into the operation with Peter & Leonard Hofer. e day to day ranch work is overseen by Jerry Hofer & Sam Tschetter and there young cowboys. ey run the ranch and cattle operation mainly from horseback. ey are superb horseman who honor and respect the art of cattle ranching, e cowboys take pride in knowing that their cattle are reared and handled with the time honored ranching traditions, but are even more proud of there uniform black and red cows herds. In the early years the cow herd was Hereford base as were most of the cow herds in western Canada. With the influence of the continental breeds, Simmentals were used to cross with the Herefords for highbred vigor. Over 20 years ago, 300 plus Black Angus heifers were introduced to the ranch. Black Angus yearling bulls were used on those heifers and Black Angus bulls were also purchased to use on the Hereford cows to gain the outstanding black baldie and they have never looked back. Over time Red Angus bulls were used on the Simmental Hereford cross cows to where they now have a tremendous set of red & red blaze face females. eir replacement heifers predominately come out of their own cow herd and they have built a very productive Black & Red Angus influenced herd. ey mainly feed to finish their weaned calves in their own feedlot and are highly sought after as finished cattle. e cowboys are very good grass managers and move the cows to the stubble after weaning. Once they have the stubble fields cleaned up the herd is moved closer to the colony’s Cow Camp in preparation for calving. Once the green grass arrives the pairs a moved out to the summer range to utilize the abundant forages. All the heifers are bred to either Black or Red Angus depending on the group and the bulls are pulled after

wrapped by the end of April. e cows are bred to Black or Red Angus and Simmentals depending on the group of cows to utilize their genetics to maximize highbred vigor. e cows calve on the range under the watchful eyes of the cowboys in all kinds of spring weather. e colony has a very rigid culling program and only the best remain in the herd. ey work closely with their local veterinarian and have tremendous herd health protocols and a herd health program that keeps their herd in tip top shape. ey take in many industry workshops to keep current on issues, trends and new research in the cattle industry. e Granum Colony bull battery consists of 100 plus bulls which are 70% Black & Red Angus with the balance

being solid red or red goggled Simmentals. e colony buys bulls that are full of muscle and yet still maintain the maternal side. ey want to cows that can handle substantial problem free calves with lots of newborn vigor and cows that do their job to mother & convert grass to milk to wean a big calf. e cows are maintained very well, so that they in turn can be in top reproductive health to start the process all over again and catch on the first service. e colony bull battery has included Black & Red sires from Fleming Stock Farms, Cudlobe Angus, Willabar Ranch, Meadow Creek Red Angus, Shoderee Ranch and Brylor Ranch to name a few. Granum Colony is not only noted for their livestock & husbandry but for their support of Angus and community activities and they feel very much that they belong to the Angus fraternity. ey played a crucial part in the 2009 World Angus Forum by erecting and taking down all the steel in all the barns and in tie outs. It was no small task but they were honored to be a part of this historical event. As well they took part in the Forum as spectators and were in awe of the grandeur of the event. For a number of years the colony has warehoused in their coolers all the meat and supplies for the Southern Alberta Angus Club steak barbeques. ey allow us to use their butcher shop to trim and cut the loins into steaks and many of the folks on the colony volunteer their evenings to help get this large task accomplished to ensure the steaks are cut fresh for each sale. Over 1200 steaks are cut and trimmed for this Angus promotion. e cowboys at the colony are well respected and assist many neighbors at branding time in spring and gathering in the fall. Congratulations to Granum Colony for being named the Alberta Angus Association’s “2010 Commercial Angus Breeders of the Year”.

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Saskatchewan 2010 Commercial Breeder of the Year the year, being a great service provided for the community, as he won't say no and he is always more than eager to help sort the cattle. In other words when you like cattle and people as much as this family does, it sure does not seem like work, and that's a great job! Sarah works part time as a dental assistant in Swift Current and when she is not working she is taking the kids to school sports or other community activities which the boys are involved in. If you have ever met Derek and Matt you will instantly realize the energy that runs through these two firecrackers, they are always in the midst of the work and are happy to help out. They are a pair of extremely capable young men that have a real love for cattle, horses, farm life and people. Huge smiles are almost always on their faces and with lending a hand on the farm feeding cows, calves, horses or just about anything else you can think of one can only admire the drive they have. Parental influence is The 2010 Saskatchewan Angus Commercial Producer of the Year award goes to the Doerksen family of Herbert. The award is shared by Trevor, Sarah, Derek and Matt who all work hard towards making everyday ranch life happen. Since moving back to the farm over 10 years ago this hard working family most importantly enjoy the rural lifestyle. The Doersken's live 20 minutes north of Herbert and have been surrounded by excellent friends, family and best of all neighbours.

family and neighbours as well. With two young boys that love to get dirty and work you know that they will be anchoring the branding’s in

the future to come. Bulls have been purchased from Wiwa Creek Angus,

With over 100 head of Angus based cows and the aspirations of growing the herd the realization of the work and effort to grow things along is there. Starting from scratch has made the ride all the more enjoyable. The herd was originated from neighbours and good friends, Archie and Rosemary Gannon and a quality of set of cows put them in the right direction. The Gannon family has been instrumental in helping the boys along in so many ways as Derek and Matt will take on orphan calves that are twins and feed and care for them. This, the boys say, has been a great source of income and a start for their own Angus herd. The Gannon’s have also been excellent with the boys helping them get started with 4-H which the boys thoroughly enjoy. The herd is calved in early April with branding being the May long weekend which includes many friends, Page 66

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Forsyth Ranch and Beverly Hills Angus and when selecting Trevor likes lots of length, muscle and hair on the bulls. Amongst the other traits of easy fleshing, calving ability and performance are the reasons why the Doerksen family like the Angus breed and the abilities it offers. Replacements are selected from the herd with all the convenience traits Angus offer in mind. Trevor hauls cattle locally, on what seems almost every day of

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not the driving force on their work habits either, they just love to do it. 4-H is big time for the Doerksen family as Trevor and Sarah are always there to help and the boys act like it's Christmas when they are working with the cattle. With only two years of 4-H under their belt these boys will be heard from in the future. Matt earned Reserve Champion Steer at the Swift Current Regional 4-H show last summer with his home raised steer, while brother Derek won his class with his home raised steer. In fact, five of the 12 steers in the Championship Class were all from the Doerksen herd and sported the family brand. While selecting cattle for the show ring is the last thing that crosses Trevor’s mind, his satisfaction comes from the fact that his goals of raising cattle with muscle, length, hair and eye appeal is in fact being accomplished. A sign that Angus do a lot of things right! Congratulations to the Doerksen Family on being awarded the 2010 Commercial Producer of the Year!

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Howe Red Angus is part of a family run operation located ten miles south of Moose Jaw, in the Baildon District, where they run a mixed farming operation. The farm consists of a cross section of cereal grains for silage and feed as well as irrigation to support the crops and alfalfa hay. The Howe family has been on the current farm since 1951 when Dale’s father moved up from the Mitchelson district. Together the Howe Family runs a mixed farming operation with about 400 cows, made up of Red Angus, Charolais and commercials along with seven quarters of irrigated land in which they rotate grain and hay. Mike is the one which most of you associate with in the Howe Red Angus program but his parents Dale and Lois and brother Kelly, are also involved allowing Mike to be out on the road promoting their Red Angus cattle. As most of you know, in order to do this you need a good crew at home. Mike’s first Red Angus cow was purchased in the fall of 1987. He went on a trip to Arcola with his grandparents and dad to one of the Moose Creek Red Angus production sales. His grandparents bought nine head that day and on the way home he swung a deal to buy the high priced cow out of the group from them. 41T was her number and she cost $900 that day. Not a bad investment. That one cow, working along with his family, has grown into 150 breeding females. They started into the Red Angus breed because they felt it was a beautiful fit with their Charolais operation. They have several bull sale customers who use both breeds. What anyone can and does appreciate about the Howe family is there common sense approach and what you see is what you get. The cattle have worked well all over the world with their main focus being the commercial bull customers which are first and foremost. If you have taken the time to visit with Mike, Kelly, Dale or Uncle Doug you will appreciate their sincerity and the approach which they put into action in their breeding program. Some very influential bulls in the Howe program have been Rab Star 56C who was brought in from Buck Valley Ranch in Manitoba. Over the years the Rab Star

females have proven to be stalwarts in any herd in which they have been implemented and he is definitely a bull which can be counted on to produce offspring that work. In fact, Howes have gone back to the AI tank and implement this herd legend into their AI program again to further establish and solidify the longevity of their females which is surely a Rab Star trademark. Bar EL Ribeye 103R is another bull who’s future is sparkling as he is delivering quality in both bulls and heifers which makes Angus cattle popular and a logical choice. Ribeye has sired a number of top selling progeny for the Howe family in the past few years being popular not only with the commercial breeders, but attracting purebred breeders who are wanting to add this positive influence to their herd. Red VII Dominor 2N is another recent herdbull that has done a solid job in producing the kind of cattle needed in the industry, they are stout, deep sided bulls with tremendous feet and the daughters are really starting to shine as they come into their prime. Red Lazy MC Hustle is also a recent addition that sired the High Selling Bull in this years bull sale and besides offering the basic ingredients he sports an outcross pedigree to further the Red Angus gene pool. Some very influential cows have been the Envious cow family which originated from the Ippolito program and the Creston cow family which came from the Mackenzie’s. The Howe family has a very successful bull sale each spring on the first Wednesday in April. They just held their 20th Annual Bull Sale this spring where they were honored with the 2010 Purebred Breeder of the Year award. They also sell females in the Red Roundup and Masterpiece Sales. The Howes spend a great deal of time showing and promoting their program. They take cattle to Red Roundup, Brandon and Agribition and are successful at it. Promotion is very important in the breed and if you don’t show anyone what you have they will never see it. Mike is involved as a volunteer with our associations and organizations, having spent time on the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society board and he now sits on the Saskatchewan Angus Association board of directors. He has also sat on different committees for Agribition. Mike does some judging and has had the opportunity to judge a number of 4-H Regionals, various youth shows as well as the Galloway Show and the First Lady Classic at Agribition. Mike and the Howe family are extremely involved in a lot of aspects in the Angus breed and are considered true promoters and breeders wanting the very best for the Red Angus breed and the industry. The Howe family is very honoured to receive the 2010 Purebred Breeder of the Year.

Feb 21 Ole Farms Black & Red Angus Bull Sale, at the farm, Athabasca, AB Mar 1 Remington Land & Cattle Black & Red Angus & Simmental Bull Sale, at the ranch, Del Bonita, AB Mar 4 Cattleman’s Connection Black Angus Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Mar 5 5th Annual Cutting Edge Black Angus & Simmental Bull Sale, Rimbey Agri-Plex, Rimbey, AB Mar 12 25th Annual LLB Spring Spectacular Bull & Female Sale, at the ranch, Erskine, AB Mar 18 Bowerman & Guests Black Angus Bull Sale, Meadow Lake Auction, Meadow Lake, SK Mar 28 Rancher’s Choice Black Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Mar 28 Harvie Ranching Simmental, Charolais, Polled Hereford Bull Sale, Harvie Ranch, Olds, AB Apr 1 Triple J Farms 3rd Annual Angus Bull Sale & Guest consignor Leveldale Polled Herefords, Whitewood, SK Apr 2 Lauron Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale, Olds Cow Palace, Olds, AB Apr 7 Crowfoot Cattle Co. Red & Black Angus Bull and Commercial Females Sale, at the ranch, Standard, AB Apr 8 Fertile Valley, David & Dennis Johnson Black Angus Bull Sale, Sask Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK Apr 12 Lacombe Bull Sale, Lacombe, AB Apr 13 Cooke Livestock Black Angus Bull Sale, at the ranch, Blackie, AB Apr 21 Lazy E Bar Ranching, James & Wade Bleakley, Black Angus Bull & Commercial Heifer Sale, Stettler Auction Mart, Stettler, AB Sept 10 ‘6th Annual Georgian Angus Premier Sale, Harprey Angus, Maxwell, ON Oct 29 LLB Angus Female Sale, at the farm, Erskine, AB Oct 31 Remington Land & Cattle Co Select Female Sale, at the ranch, Del Bonita, AB

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Canadian Angus Association ~ 100 Top Breeders by Registration #’s 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51

Peak Dot Ranch Ltd, Wood Mountain, SK Ringstead Ranch Ltd, Millarville, AB Lee J Brown, Erskine, AB Graham & Patricia Alexander, Eastend, SK David & Andrew Johnson, Peebles, SK M C Quantock Livestock Corp., Lloydminster, AB U-2 Ranch, Coaldale, AB Ole Farms Ltd., Athabasca, AB Soo Line Cattle Co., Midale, SK Hamco Cattle Co. e Hamiltons, Glenboro, MB Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Ltd, Lloydminster, AB Kinared Stock Farm, Portage la Prairie, MB Saskalta Farms Ltd, Alsask, SK Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB South View Ranch, Ceylon, SK Mountain View Farms Ltd., Swan River, MB Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK Deer River Ranching, Patricia, AB Sewall Bros, Patricia, AB Jack A Hart, Brookdale, MB Curtis & Maynard Boese, Sexsmith, AB Stauffer Ranches, Pincher Creek, AB Chuck Beasley, Duchess, AB Anchor 1 Angus, Mayerthorpe, AB Fertile Valley Farms, Conquest, SK Collin A Sauder, Hodgeville, SK Sandy Bar Ranch Ltd., Aneroid, SK Crowfoot Cattle Company, Standard, AB Michael G Rodgers, Warner, AB Flying K Ranch Ltd., Swift Current, SK Brian and Judy Sutter, Red Deer, AB Prairielane Farms Ltd., Souris, MB Red Rock Red Angus, Airdrie, AB Eldorado Red Angus, Redcliff, AB Blades Angus, Nanton, AB Cattle Creek Ranching Ltd., Maple Creek, SK Chapman Cattle Company, Stettler, AB David Bolduc, Claresholm, AB Dr B Z Aylward, Dawson Creek, BC Wayne G Grant, Killam, AB KFC Farms Ltd., Abbotsford, BC Benchmark Farms Ltd, Lethbridge, AB Crowfoot Valley Ranch, Standard, AB Ernest G Gibson, Vermilion, AB Russell & Cindy Sibbald, Beechy, SK Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB Johnny Johnsen, Spruce View, AB Cy, Carolyn, Patrick & Bonnie Skinner, Englefeld, SK Wesley Olynyk, Goodeve, SK

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52 Wayne E & Gillian Hughes, Lumby, BC 53 Ferme Sage, Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC 54 Remington Land & Cattle, Del Bonita, AB 55 Pahl Livestock, Medicine Hat, AB 56 Sheidaghan Anghus, Maple Creek, SK 57 Merilee F. Greenslade, Hanna, AB 58 Christoph & Erika Weder, Rycroft, AB 59 Grant & Sharon Cooke, Blackie, AB 60 North Wind Red Angus, Woodlands, MB 61 Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB 62 Joe & Sandy Bandura, Duchess, AB 63 Right Cross Ranch, Kisbey, SK 64 J. Reed Crapo, Gem, AB 65 Bob, Jill and Tee Jensen, Leader, SK 66 George, Michael & Shane Jarokosky, Lethbridge, AB 67 Hirsche Angus, High River, AB 68 DKF Red Angus, Gladmar, SK 69 Clinton Smith, Mankota, SK 70 High River Angus Ranch, Courval, SK 71 Geis Angus Farm Ltd., Barrhead, AB 72 F-R Angus, Hussar, AB 73 Stryker Cattle Co., Orion, AB 74 Robin T Hogberg, Langenburg, SK 75 Warren & Carmen Beck, Delburne, AB 76 Justin Johner, Maidstone, SK 77 Clark Angus Farms, Assiniboia, SK 78 Bob & Margaret Easton, Wawota, SK 79 Willabar Ranch, Claresholm, AB 80 Buck Lake Ranch, Kelowna, BC 81 H Dyce Bolduc, Stavely, AB 82 C Dwernichuk,Cameron,Charlene&Chance Patterson, Foam Lake, SK 83 JAS Red Angus, Neepawa, MB 84 Rock or Shauna Smith, Mountain View, AB 85 Remitall Farms, Olds, AB 86 Towaw Cattle Co. Ltd., Sangudo, AB 87 A & L Robbins Ranching Ltd., Pincher Creek, AB 88 Tom M Blacklock, Grandora, SK 89 Ring Creek Farm, Fairview, AB 90 Ben & Carol Tams, Taber, AB 91 Deer Range Farms Ltd, Stewart Valley, SK 92 Circle 7 Angus, Shaunavon, SK 93 Ivan Demmans, Meadow Lake, SK 94 Triple V Ranch, Melita, MB 95 Leeuwenburgh Red Angus, Lethbridge, AB 96 Travis L Spady, Alliance, AB 97 George Baxter, Bassano, AB 98 Gerlei Angus, Montmartre, SK 99 Mabel & Gavin Hamilton, Innisfail, AB 100 Dwayne Emery, Camp Creek, AB 101 Prime Time Cattle, Vanderhoof, BC

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Soo Line Cattle Co., Midale, SK Justamere Farms Ltd., Lloydminster, SK Lee J Brown, Erskine, AB Peak Dot Ranch Ltd, Wood Mountain, SK Jim & Laurel King, Innisfail, AB Brian Edwards, Glaslyn, SK Wourms Genetics, St Walburg, SK Carruthers Holdings Ltd., Frenchman Butte, SK Clark Angus Farms, Assiniboia, SK Beasley Ranching Ltd., Patricia, AB Dillabaugh Bros, Coleville, SK Fred Noad, Alix, AB M C Quantock Livestock Corp., Lloydminster, AB Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK Mountain View Farms Ltd., Swan River, MB T-Bar Ranch, Ashern, MB Saskalta Farms Ltd, Alsask, SK Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Ltd, Lloydminster, AB M & B Angus, Swan Hills, AB Tanya L. Mitchell, Fort St John, BC David & Andrew Johnson, Peebles, SK Remington Land & Cattle, Del Bonita, AB Gail Carruthers, Frenchman Butte, SK Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB Sewall Bros, Patricia, AB Sandy Bar Ranch Ltd., Aneroid, SK Fertile Valley Farms, Conquest, SK Neil Carruthers, Frenchman Butte, SK Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB Hamco Cattle Co. The Hamiltons, Glenboro, MB Prairielane Farms Ltd., Souris, MB F-R Angus, Hussar, AB Ole Farms Ltd., Athabasca, AB Brian and Judy Sutter, Red Deer, AB Vern Parker, Rolling Hills, AB Ringstead Ranch Ltd, Millarville, AB Clinton Smith, Mankota, SK T W Armitage, Kinsella, AB J D Lann Cattle Co., Lacombe, AB Vince & Jill Stevenson, Wawota, SK Collin A Sauder, Hodgeville, SK Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB Howard Schuetz, Neidpath, SK Hirsche Angus, High River, AB Murray Farms Inc., Decker, MB Stewart Cattle Co., Russell, MB Jack A Hart, Brookdale, MB KFC Farms Ltd., Abbotsford, BC Wesley Olynyk, Goodeve, SK Gary, Donna & Rob Smith (Diamond T Cattle Co), Olds, AB

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Sharps - A Pointed Subject With lambing, foaling and calving season right around the corner, it’s time to think about safe handling of sharps. “Sharps” is the universal term used for items such as needles, scalpel blades or broken glass from medicine bottles. In 2009, hypodermic needles with syringes accounted for 32 per cent of the farm tool injuries reported in Alberta. Needles were the most common hand tool causing injury, surpassing knives (23 per cent), grinders (16 per cent), cutting torches (4 per cent), pitch forks (4 per cent) and chainsaws (2 per “While a pin-prick alone might not be all that scary, what’s on the ‘sharp’ may be more cause for concern,” says Nicole Hornett, Alberta Farm Safety coordinator

with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “Bodily fluids, blood and residual pharmaceuticals are often present on these items which could easily introduce infection, toxins or disease into your body. Even if the substance on the needle doesn’t directly harm you, the puncture in your skin could leave you susceptible to pathogens from other sources.” The Alberta Farm Safety Program recently published information on handling agricultural sharps called What’s the Point. The booklet contains easy ideas to begin a sharps safety program on your own farm. Here are some examples:

1. Establish a management system for your sharps post the Poison Centre’s phone number in obvious locations (1-800-332-1414) use thick, rigid containers for sharps disposal and use them each time – milk jugs are too thin 2. Establish a management system for your sharps post the Poison Centre’s phone number in obvious locations (1-800-332-1414) use thick, rigid containers for sharps disposal and use them each time – milk jugs are too thin 3. Store sharps and medicines neatly and out of reach of children proper labeling and storage is essential in improving efficiency and safety The Alberta Farm Safety Program also has warning labels available free of charge to help clearly mark a storage area. Upon request, Farm Safety coordinators will mail out the What’s the Point informational booklet and labels. “Working with agricultural sharps can be dangerous,” says Hornett. “Implementing a sharps management system and practicing safe sharps handling skills can help you have a safe, poke-free, lambing/calving/foaling season.” ●

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The Point of Horns Sheath Your Horns Canada’s three western provinces introduced “horn taxes” to encourage dehorning in the late 1930’s, and they are still being collected in Saskatchewan and B.C. More recently, the Canadian beef industry developed the Quality Starts Here program to encourage improved standards for food safety and quality. One best management practice recommendation is to dehorn all calves in an effective, humane manner prior to three months of age. These efforts have helped reduce the number of horned cattle in Canada.The 1995 Canadian Beef Quality Audit reported that 32% of cattle entering Canadian packing plants had horns longer than 5 cm. This dropped to 16% in Canada’s 1998-99 audit. Audits in the U.S. found that the incidence of horned cattle fell from 31% to 21% between 1991 and 2005. What do horns cost? Packing sector: Horns were once found to be responsible for 50% of carcass bruising.This suggests that each horned animal cost an average of $5.09 in bruising related trim in the previous Canadian beef quality audits. Packers also have to pay someone to cut horns off the carcass so that the hide can be pulled over the head. In previous Canadian quality audits, this cost an average of 16 cents per horned animal. If the sinus exposed by dehorning gets contaminated at the plant, the whole skull will be condemned. In the US, approximately 9% of head condemnations were due to contamination. Applying this to the Canadian data indicates that head condemnations due to horns cost an average of 6 cents per horned animal. These costs add up to $5.31 per horned animal slaughtered. In all likelihood, this is worked into the price of fed cattle and already factored in to the price paid for horned calves. Feedlot sector: Horned cattle are more likely to injure people, themselves and other cattle, and need more space at the bunk and in the truck. Dehorning takes time, is stressful, may result in infection, and can reduce growth rate and feed efficiency. Treatment and labor costs associated with dehorning feedlot cattle are between $5 and $10 per head, so cattle are rarely dehorned in the feedlot. Some backgrounding lots will dehorn calves with large horns, particularly if the animal is destined for grass. But horned calves are often discounted because horns can break off during handling, and horned cattle still require more bunk space and more room in the truck. These discounts vary with the competition for calves (tight calf supply = smaller discount), but average around 2 cents per pound ($10 on a 500 pound calf) if a large proportion of calves in the group are horned. Assuming this discount includes the $5.31 cost faced by the packer, the feedlots share of the discount is likely in the neighborhood of $4.69 per horned calf. Horned cattle deductions: “Horn taxes” can add an additional $2 (Saskatchewan) to $10 (B.C.) per head. These funds do not offset discounts from the packer or feedlot; they’re an additional charge. This brings the total discount faced by producers selling horned calves to $12 to $20 per head in those provinces. Cow-calf sector: Horned cows may be better at discouraging wolves and other predators than polled or dehorned cows, but not always

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( Cattle without horns are less likely to hurt each other or the employees, though. Australian information suggests that the labor cost of dehorning calves is approximately $0.25. Even if it’s ten times that amount, $2.50 per head is considerably cheaper than the discounts imposed through market signals and horn taxes. Dehorning considerations Producers are strongly advised to dehorn calves as early as possible for two reasons. Firstly, the procedure is less invasive in newborn calves, so growth performance is not impacted as much. Secondly, common sense and science both say that removing an established horn from an older animal is much more painful than removing the unattached horn bud from calves. In some countries, older calves can only be dehorned by a veterinarian using anesthetic or anti-inflammatory drugs. The problem is that most of these injectable drugs wear off after a few hours, while the post-operative pain lasts much longer than this. So these drugs may make dehorning easier for the operator (the animal likely struggles less if it doesn’t hurt as much), but might only delay the pain for the animal. The added cost and lack of long-term pain relief have limited the use of these drugs. In-feed anti-inflammatories may provide more effective and longer-term pain relief, but none of these products have received regulatory approval in Canada. The other way to dehorn cattle is to use polled genetics. A perfectly reliable DNA test for the horned / polled gene has not been developed yet, but most breeds do have polled bloodlines. A pair of Canadian studies published in 1996 and 1998 found miniscule difference in backfat depth between horned and pulled bulls, but no differences in birth, weaning, or yearling weight, pre- or post-weaning growth rate, scrotal circumference, carcass weight, marbling score, ribeye area or lean meat yield. This has not entirely stopped the passionate debate about pendulous sheaths and other relative merits of horned vs. polled cattle in coffee shops around the world. The current Canadian Beef Quality Audit underway at Alberta and Ontario packing plants in 2010-11 will update industry statistics and costs due to horns and other carcass quality defects. BCRC Report - January 2011 e Beef Research Cluster is funded by the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada to advance research and technology transfer supporting the Canadian beef industry’s vision to be recognized as a preferred supplier of healthy, high quality beef, cattle and genetics. For more information visit: or contact Canadian Cattlemen’s Association #310, 6715 - 8th St. NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7 Tel: (403) 275-8558 Fax: (403) 274-5686

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Carcass 101 Give the People What ey Want How Ultrasound Helps Packers Put the Product on the Plate Everyone all along the beef production line – from seedstock producer to those who put the meat on the plate – will tell you their ultimate goal is pleasing the consumer. But what does that really mean? “Our packers will tell you people want quality and they want flavor,” says Dr. Larry Corah, of Certified Angus Beef® LLC’s Supply Development Division. “Food has become a form of entertainment, a social event, and peoplewant something good.” In the past few years, CAB has seen phenomenal growth in sales despite the economic recession by delivering what the consumer wants. Product sales from October 2009 through September 2010 topped 777 million pounds, a 17.2 percent increase over the previous year. “People want the unique flavor of beef,” says Corah, “and they want healthy food.” The unique flavor of beef comes from marbling, an element greatly improved by the use of ultrasound. “It’s a good fat – bad fat issue,” he continues, “and people wanting lean beef are often confused by that. Because of its fatty acid profile, marbling has health benefits. It’s the external fat cover that is not good to eat.” Corah credits the use of ultrasound, and the efforts of the CUP Lab™ and Technology Center, with beef genetic improvement and the increased quality of, and demand for, CAB’s product. “We’re not just in white linen tablecloth restaurants,” says Corah. “Our Prime products are now sold in retail stores.” Fifty-two percent of CAB’s 2010 sales were retail sales. Eating high-quality, highly marbled steak is no longer left for the special night out. “When economic times are uncertain, people give up things like eating out,” explains Corah, “but they still want that positive eating experience – at home.” So, enticed to the supermarket meat case by advertised low-end cuts, they will often “upgrade” when they see the higher quality offerings. Providing a finished product of the quality and variety the consumer desires is the direct responsibility of the packer, and what matters most to the packer is a product

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that will sell, and is efficient to produce. “We’re looking for high quality and consistency,” says Brian McFarlane, Senior Director of Technical Support for Operations at Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. “One important step the industry can do to meet our needs is manage variation of carcass weight and rib eye size – and certainly, rib eye size in particular, can be measured with ultrasound.” Tyson is “a fabricator that sells everything but the moo and we’re working on that,” according to McFarlane, from about 7 million head of cattle a year, and he applauds any technology that helps producers make better breeding or business decisions that will help take the beef industry to the next level. “Certainly we can’t directly attribute decades of change to any one thing,” he says. “But as a non-evasive technology, ultrasound has no doubt played a part. It’s a precise and accurate technology with better predictive capabilities than other technologies.” Dave Trowbridge, manager of Gregory Feedlot in southwest Iowa, markets beef to several processors, and he understands the need for quality and consistency. “Sooner or later every calf goes to market, and the processor doesn’t want to deal with the Yield Grade 4s and 5s,” says Trowbridge. “Ultrasound helps eliminate that situation. When you’re a packer producing boxed beef, putting different cuts in different boxes, sorting by size is costly and time-consuming,” Trowbridge sees technologies like ultrasound playing a major role in providing the desired end product. “Cattle are getting better and better all the time,” he says. “Seedstock producers are using ultrasound technology to change the genetic population of cattle. Yes, we play a part with feeding practices, etc., but you have to have the genetics to start with.” It’s genetic improvement, particularly in quality grade, that drives CAB’s success, according to Corah. “We’ve raised the bar and increased the consumer’s expectations,” he says. “Genetic selection for quality grade has also been very beneficial to packers,” says Corah. “The demand for quality is much greater than it was 10 years ago, and we’re meeting that demand because the beef we’re producing is much better. Quality sells, and the global

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market pays a premium for Prime and High-Choice beef.” For Mark Gardiner, of Gardiner Angus Ranch, a Qualified Seedstock Supplier member of U.S. Premium Beef, (USPB) it’s all about the premium dollars, and how those dollars influence the quality of animals processed at USPB’s packing company, National Beef®. “We’re delivering better cattle all the time because receiving premiums for Choice carcasses encourages us to select genetics and adjust management to deliver more cattle that will hit the target consumers have set,” Gardiner says. “Producers have taken the individual carcass data they receive from USPB and used that information, along with technology such as ultrasound, to consistently improve the cattle they deliver. While the percent Choice has increased, the percentage of Yield Grade 4 carcasses has decreased from when USPB began operations in 1998. That should be expected from our industry if we’re listening to what consumers tell us they want.” The grid pays for quality and yield grade because the packer, and the consumer, want a consistent, high-quality product. Trowbridge sees the consumer forces at work, even when the premium dollars aren’t immediately there. “The past couple years the Choice/Select spread has been small, and that’s not always much incentive,” he explains. “Yet, that’s still what the packer wants. In reality, they are looking for cattle that grade.” After all, they have the consumer to answer to. Marbling for flavor, consistency for processing ease and sell-ability – with the use of ultrasound as a genetic selection tool, beef producers can tailor their stock to meet packer expectations and market demand for a quality product. “We’ve seen significant improvement year after year,” says Gardiner. “The economics of genetic selection has helped accelerate that. And in the end, the consumer is happier.” Walter & Associates, LLC d.b.a. The National CUP Lab™ & Technology Center

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Hello Everyone, I hope that everyone is keeping warm in these winter months and that those who have started calving are having good luck. The CJAA had yet another successful donation heifer auction at the Masterpiece Sale in Regina. We would like to thank everyone who purchased tickets on the heifer. Another huge thank you goes to Lazy MC Red Angus for donating the heifer. This year, Ivanhoe Angus, Ron and Marilyn Mountenay, were the holders of the lucky ticket and won the heifer. Again, the CJAA would like to thank all of our past supporters who make it possible

for us to continue our scholarship program. Attention Juniors!!!!!!! It is just about time for our 6th Annual GOAL Conference in Saskatoon! GOAL is being held at the Sheraton Hotel in Saskatoon, February 19-21, 2011. We have a jam packed weekend planned with fun activities to great speakers. It is a great opportunity to meet other young juniors from across the country. This year the itinerary includes a marketing workshop by Laura Bodell, and a presentation on “Opportunities for youth in Agriculture” by Gord Roger. Our keynote speaker is Dr. J. Scott Vernon, a professor of Agricultural Education and Communication at California Polytechnic State University. We were lucky enough to have Dr. Vernon at our very first GOAL conference in Calgary and he was fantastic! Juniors should be prepared for a fun and interactive session while learning about one’s self. Not only do we have great speakers this year we have some fun activities planned. Juniors have to pack their swim wear and skates as we will be doing some serious watersliding and ice skating on the riverfront! Now juniors don’t worry if you don’t have skates there are some available to borrow at the rink. For our evening out we will be heading to the Western Development Museum for supper and an evening filled with activities including

something special put on the by the CJAA board! On the last day we will have one more speaker and some interactive workshops put on by the CJAA board of directors. We will also have our retiring directors say some last few words in a farewell speech.This year GOAL will be “Paving the Way” for new young leaders in the cattle industry! If anyone would like more information please do not hesitate to contact me. You can download the entry form from I would also like to remind everyone that the CJAA will have board positions available starting July 2011. These spots are opening up in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes. Nominations must be submitted to Belinda Wagner by January 31st, 2011. Contact a current director for more information, or call the CJAA office if you are interested in running for the board. Finally, don’t forget to mark your calendars for Showdown 2011. This year’s national Angus show will be held July 21 – 23 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Entries will be available in our spring newsletter and on-line in the next month or so. Erika Easton CJAA President

Canadian Junior Ambassador Hello Angus Breeders! I hope everyone had a great fall and is having a good start to winter besides the cold weather and large amounts of snow in some areas! It was a very busy fall for me as Ambassador with all the fall shows and sales. The first show that I attended was the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. This was my first trip to this event. I was really interested to see how similar/different it was compared to the big shows out west. The first thing that I noticed was the amount of people there! There were so many people in the aisles that it was hard to see everything. Another aspect that was spectacular to see was the amount of 4-H kids that attended the royal. The showmanship competition took all day! It is incredible and great to see all these young agriculture enthusiasts coming out and displaying their projects. It was also neat to see all the dairy cattle that were there as well as I have never seen a dairy show that large before. During the Angus show I was able to be the ribbon hander-outer for the day. It gave me a great chance to see all the cattle in the show up close. The Royal offered me a great opportunity to meet some different Angus breeders and see their breeding programs on display. While I was in Toronto I had the chance to attend a Toronto Maple Leaf game which was awesome as my favourite team in the NHL is the Maple Leafs! It was then from Toronto to Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Fall Fair. At Fall Fair I was able to help out and be the ring person for the Red and Black Angus shows. I was also honoured to be asked to judge the Junior show as I know how important our youth is in Agriculture and there was an excellent turnout with a lot more junior members than senior members in the show. The exhibitors at Fall Fair should commend themselves as

there was a great display of quality cattle. From Saskatoon it was on to Regina for good old Agribition, which was celebrating its 40th anniversary. The atmosphere at Agribition is one of a kind and the quality of Angus was top notch! It is great to get a chance to visit with the breeders from across Canada. I also had the opportunity to visit with some Danish breeders that I met while I was at the European Angus Forum in Denmark. It was great to be able to show of our great Canadian genetics that were on display to them. After Agribition it was on the Keystone Klassic/Red Coat Advantage Sale in Brandon, Manitoba. I was able to help out the Manitoba Angus Association sell tickets on their heifer raffle. There was also a tremendous set of cattle in the sale. It was also great to see a large crowd out to support the sale.

Well it was a busy fall season for me and I came to appreciate my own bed after not seeing it for a few weeks. It was a fall that I will remember for a long time as the people I met and the places I seen were awesome. The next event I will be at is the CJAA GOAL Conference which is being held in Saskatoon, Feb 19-21. I hope to see a strong showing of junior members out to the conference as I know that the CJAA has a great weekend planned. I wish everyone a happy calving season and that this weather will turn around soon! Erika Easton Junior Ambassador

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British Columbia Angus Association Message

Hi Everyone I hope all is well with everybody. It’s January, the days are getting longer, and before you know it, spring will

be here. So far this winter has been reasonably mild in the Okanagan, with about two feet of snow and temperatures around -5 and -15. Compared to places like Australia, we really cannot complain. The cattle sales are getting back to normal after the holidays, and it would seem that the prices are still holding reasonably well. Hopefully this is going to be a rising trend in the cattle market, which is long overdue. The BC Angus Association has decided to look into the possibility of getting an all breeds purebred female sale together in the province. The idea is to have it somewhere that would be central and would have a good facility to put on such an event. At this point Jack Brown has spent a lot of time talking to the different breed representatives. So far there is a great interest in at least

taking it to the next level, which is having a committee meeting at the Williams Lake Bull Sale in April. I believe that there is great merit in putting something like this together. I think that it is time for the cattle industry to start working together to insure that the seed stock and commercial markets grow stronger than ever. We have excellent cattle with the genetics to back them up in BC. The cattle in BC have proven to stand the test of time. Our bulls have proven time and time again that they can walk the BC terrain, and get the job done. I hope everyone has a good calving season. Lance Savage President, British Columbia Angus Association

Alberta Angus Association Message

Alberta Angus Association Presidents ReportWith 2011 well underway, the Alberta Angus Association has a number of new faces, and some new initiatives planned for what should be an exciting year. One of our new initiatives is our AGM/Hall of Fame Celebration. After dealing with December weather for many years, a motion was passed at the last AGM to change the AAA fiscal year end to March 31st, which

will allow us to hold our Annual Meeting in the spring. Our plan is to combine a few different aspects, and make the AGM a social event for our members. This year the AGM will take place on the 4th and 5th of June, at the Madden hall. We will hold our meeting on the morning of the 4th, with speakers in the afternoon, including Dr. David Chalack, who is renowned throughout the agriculture industry worldwide, and is the current Calgary Stampede President, as well as being the Chair of ALMA. We will hold our Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in the evening on the 4th, where we will induct three new members into our Hall of Fame. We will also be presenting our 2011 Purebred and Commercial Breeders of the year. If you have a nomination for any of these Awards please contact the office. On the 5th we will be having a golf tournament, at a course near the hall. This is an exciting opportunity to give our membership a weekend away from cattle, socializing with other breeders and celebrating our breed. Camping

will be available on-site, as well as accommodations in nearby Crossfield and Airdrie. Please look for more details regarding this event, or contact Denise at the AAA office if you have any questions. The Alberta Angus Association recently participated in the Steak Fry at the Bull Congress in Camrose, thanks to Board Members Carolyn Congdon and Bob Hahn for their work with that event. Our 2011 Gold Shows will be held in Olds, during the Olds Fall Classic in early October, and in November at Farmfair International in Edmonton. The AAA is also currently working on plans for the 2012 CAA AGM, which will be held in Alberta, look for more details later in the Spring. Best of luck to everyone with their calving. Colton Hamilton President, Alberta Angus Association

Saskatchewan Angus Association Message

Well everyone, 2011 is here and it seems that it is going to be an exciting year in the cattle industry. Cattle markets seem to climb daily. All indications are pointing to the best cattle prices in some recent history in all classes of cattle.

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We held our Annual General Meeting in Saskatoon on Saturday, January 23. Thank-you to the people who came out. At this meeting we had the usual reports and such from the committee chairs as well as the Canadian and Saskatchewan Junior Angus Associations and the Stock Growers. Gord Roger, David Johnson and Glen Briere were elected to the board. We discussed the possibility of moving the Annual General Meeting to a different time of the year. This was discussed mainly to try and get more people out to the meeting. We would appreciate any questions or comments about this. Congratulations go out to Ron & Marilyn Mountenay for being voted the 2011 Breeder of the Year. An official presentation of this award will be done at an event of their choice come spring. Some events planned for 2011 include: - Canadian Angus Association Annual General

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Meeting at Clear Lake, MB, June 9-11 - Canadian Junior Angus Showdown at Weyburn, SK, July 21-23 - Saskatchewan Junior Angus GOLD Show at Saskatoon, SK, in conjunction with the Canadian Red Angus Promotion SocietyTour the August long weekend - T Bar C’s Golf Tournament I would like to thank the board and the committee chairs for their help in 2010. I would also like to thank Belinda and her capable staff for all they do for everyone involved in Saskatchewan Angus. If anyone has any questions or concerns affecting our association please contact myself or any one of the board members. Good luck with your calving season and let’s hope that everyone’s bull sales are very successful. Clint Smith President, Saskatchewan Angus Association

Manitoba Angus Association Message

Well after a very cold week here in Manitoba things are starting to warm up. We recently had our booth and Manitoba Ag Days on January 18-20 and it was very great success. We had many people stop and talk

about the Ranchers Endorsed Program and had the chance to talk to a few new breeders. This year we were please to have Cherly Hazenberg representing the Canadian office. She did a wonderful job answering a lot of questions regarding the tag program and even selling a good amount while she was here. I would like to thank Cherly for spending some time in Manitoba and helping us promote the ranchers endorsed program. Winter has seemed to be going fairly fast and soon the Annual General Meeting will be upon us. I can't explain my excitement for this event and hope that everyone will join us June 9th - 12th at Elkhorn resort in Clearlake. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to come to a relaxing environment and enjoy the

meetings. I hope to see you all there. I am glad to announce that our summer show will be held at the 125th Oak Lake Fair. I expect there to be a large turn out for this show. Oak Lake has some of the best facilities in Manitoba and its always a fun time. I hope everyone has great calving season and an every better bull sales. Here in Manitoba prices are higher now than they were before Christmas so hopefully the market continues to grow. I look forward to the coming year and the new relationship that will be made at the the two big events we are hosting. If anyone has any questions or concerns feel free to give me a call. Shawn Birmingham President, Manitoba Angus Association

Quebec Angus Association Message

The 2011 calving season has already started for some and will soon begin for others. We are looking forward to the start of the bull sales with Angus present at all of the test stations here in Quebec. The stronger calf prices in past months should help create some enthusiasm and more demand for maternal bulls to help the future cow herd. We are planning our upcoming annual meeting in Drummondville and we have nominations for our Canadian Angus representative and elections will be held.

While talking with a former Angus bull customer recently, he said that he was looking for another breed because he needed to avoid too much Angus in his herd. As well, I noted that several breeders now have multiple breeds. These things bring some questions to mind. Can a breed like Angus grow beyond its current share of the beef cattle business in Canada? Are straight bred Angus cattle unable to supply a quality consumer product competitively? Do Canadian Angus breeders believe that they must have at least one other breed in their herd in order to succeed? Have the messages from the 1970`s been forgotten? Do we need to get bigger rib eyes and more yield in our Angus to compete? How many retailers and foodservice businesses say that they want bigger cuts of leaner meat? A long time ago when the American Angus Association decided to focus on something other than yield and to focus on something that had meaning to consumers, like taste and juiciness, they hit the mark. In 2011 it is still these things that can keep the high level of satisfaction that buyers of Angus beef have come

to recognize. We have many straight bred Angus cattle that can satisfy consumers, so, why can`t we believe it? One issue that is often missed is uniformity. If we can find one animal that has the attributes that we are looking for we need to strive toward making more of them, and the tools that are available today permit us to do that. However, there are factors that influence our ability to do that and the most important is our own tenacity, and use of objective selection. Why do we select for more yield and larger rib eyes in Angus when we know that consistent marbling and tenderness have room for improvement? Would it not be a source of pride if 3 out of 4 rather than 1 in 5 head qualified for Angus Beef while maintaining the current selection standards? Of course, the selection for “outstanding” animals is by definition in contradiction to selection for uniformity. Have a happy, thoughtful 2011. Stan Christensen President, Quebec Angus Association

Maritime Angus Association Message

Happy New Year to everyone from the Maritime Angus Association. This is my first report to you as the Maritime Angus Association President. I am looking forward to 2011 and hope to see Angus sales continue the growth we have seen in the recent past. Angus exposure is at an all time high, with almost every large

fast food chain having Angus beef on the menu. We as producers need to capitalize on this and show our pride in our breed. One way we can do this is to promote the Angus green tags to our commercial breeder neighbors and friends. Many of these folks already use Angus bulls and cows, and need to see the advantage in using the Angus tags to further increase the price they receive for their cattle. Angus tags are no more expensive than the generic tags you can purchase at your local feed store … so I ask the question … why not use them if you can? There will be two major events in the Maritimes this spring, firstly will be the Nappan Bull Sale. An annual event held this year on Saturday April 2, at 1:00 pm, at the Nappan Test Station, Nappan, Nova Scotia. There will be lots of good quality Angus bulls to choose from. Secondly, is the Maritime Angus Association field

day. This year it is New Brunswick’s turn to host the annual event, which will be in the southeastern part of the province at Port Elgin. June 3rd and 4th, 2011 are the dates. There will be a Junior heifer show, and hopefully a semen auction, with proceeds going toward the junior members as well. For more information and updates check out our facebook page at “Angus Field Day 2011”, or our web site at, or call myself at 506-246-6000. That is all for now, I would like to wish everybody all the best with spring calving. I hope to see many of you at the Bull sale and our Field day. Remember, please show your pride and support in our breed by purchasing and using the Angus green tags so your buyers can be assured of quality Angus genetics. Trevor F. Welch President, Maritime Angus Association

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Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors

CanadianAngusAssociation Staff

Kirk Wildman


President Box 444, Sangudo, AB T0E 2A0 Phone: (780)785-3772 ~ Fax: (780)785-3403

John Donaldson Past President 329 Brill Road, West Bolton, QC J0E 2T0 Phone: (450)539-1862 ~ Fax: (450)539-4195

David Bolduc


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President Elect P.O. Box 1055, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0 Phone: (403)549-3833 ~ Fax: (403)549-3833

Lee Brown P.O. Box 217, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0 Phone: (403)742-4226 ~ Fax: (403)742-2962

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Box 415, Swift Current, SK S9H 3V8 Phone: (306)784-2241

Jim Colodey 1121 Bannockburn Rd, R.R. #3, Cornwall, PEI C0A 1H0 Phone: (902)675-3171

Cecilie Fleming Box 1, Granum, AB T0L 1A0 Phone: (403)687-2288 Fax: (403)687-2088

Roger Hardy Box 455, Midale, SK S0C 1S0 Phone: (306)458-7521 Fax: (306)458-2972

Lois McRae Box 57, R.R. #1, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: (204)728-3058 ~ Fax: (204)727-7744

Gary Latimer Box 16 Site 3 RR 4, Olds, AB T4H 1T8 Phone: (403)556-2742 Fax: (403)556-2761

Tom McDonald 10293 4th Line, RR 5, Milton, ON L9T 2X9 Phone: (905)877-2001 Fax: (905)877-1241

Laird Senft Box 2655, Fort Quapelle, SK S0G 1S0 Phone/Fax: (306)332-4823

Frank Strimbold Box 111, Topley, BC V0J 2Y0 Phone: (250)696-3672 Fax: (250)696-3484

Kevin Blair Box 610, Lanigan, SK S0K 2M0 Phone: (306)365-7922 Fax: (306)365-4699

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Canadian Angus Association - Fee Schedule Effective June 30, 2010

Memberships Annual Membership ..................................... $75.00 Junior Membership .......................................... $10.00 Annual Activity Fee (for life members only)................$50.00 Registration - 0 to 4 months ........................... $15.00 Registration - 4 to 7 months..............................$20.00 Registration - 7 to 10 months.............................$30.00 Registration - 10 to 12 months...........................$40.00 Registration - 12 to 18 months..........................$50.00 Registration -18+ months........................... $100.00 Weaning Weight entry charge ............................ $2.00 Canadian Angus Performance Program (CAPP) Reinstatement Fee .... $100.00 Embryo Transfers.............................................$12.00 Animal Transfers < 60 days after sale...............$12.00 Animal Transfers > 60 days after sale...............$15.00 Non Financial Transfers ..................................... $5.00 Parentage Test - per head, requested through CAA* Other Labs fees may apply* .... $30.00 Parentage Test - per head, sent direct to lab by breeder * Other Labs fees may apply* .... $51.00 Coat Colour DNA Test * Other Labs fees may apply* ............. $33.00 Registration of Imported Animal ..................... $50.00 Registration of Lease ....................................... $10.00 Registration of Herd Name ............................. $25.00 Registration of Tattoo Letters ........................ $25.00 Transfer of Herd Name or Tattoo Letters ........ $10.00 Name Change of a Registered Animal (animal must have no registered progeny) ......... $200.00 Performance Certificate Update ........................ $3.00 Duplicate Certificate ....................................... $10.00 Five Generation Pedigree ............................... $25.00 Correction Fee ................................................... $5.00 Pedigree Change as a result of a DNA test ....... $50.00 Pedigree Extract (for sales catalogue) With Registration numbers, sent electronically ........ $2.00 Without Registration numbers or faxed/mailed ....... $5.00 Photos ................................................................... $3.00 Geneprob Report (paper) ............................... $25.00 Geneprob Report (electronic) ..................... $15.00 Mailing Labels ............................................ $100.00 plus 3 cents/label Electronic download of MemberAddresses (one time use) .................. $250.00 Rush Fee (paid per item) ................................. $20.00 GST is not included in above prices.

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Doug Fee Chief Executive Officer Michael Latimer Assistant General Manager Linda Anne Seville Office Manager Kajal Devani Breed Development Cheryl Hazenberg CACP Coordinator Brian Good Commercial Fieldman Wayne Gallup Eastern Fieldman John Duivenvoorden Eastern Fieldman Sharmayne Byrgesen Chief Registrar Shirley Anderson Assistant Registrar Amanda Suhan Assistant Registrar Tina Zakowsky Member Communications Joanelle Fuellbrandt Receptionist Julia Lindsay Intern

Provincial Representatives & Associates to the Canadian Angus Association British Columbia Jill Savage 4664 Sleepy Hollow Road, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 (250)546-2813 /// Fax: (250)546-9164 ///

Alberta Denise Rice P.O. Box 3725, Olds, Alberta T4H 1P5 1-888-556-9057 / Fax: (403)556-3333

Saskatchewan Belinda Wagner c/o Sask Livestock Association P.O. Box 3771, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3N8 (306) 757-6133 // Fax: (306) 525-5852

Manitoba Arlene Kirkpatrick Box 25, Site 30, RR 3, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 5Y3 Ph/Fax: (204)725-3597 ~

Ontario Julie Smith 459 Black Street, Fergus, ON N1M 3M7 Phone:(519)787-2397 ~ Fax: (519)787-2306

Quebec Trudy Beaton #3 North Hill Road, Gould, Quebec J0B 2Z0 (819) 877-5603 / Fax: (819) 877-3845

Maritimes Betty Lou Scott RR #1 Salt Springs, Pictou County, Nova Scotia BOK 1PO Ph: (902)925-2057 / Fax: (902)925-2655

Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society Lynnette Hochstein 6015 Park Place, Taber, AB T1G 1E9 (403)223-8009 // Fax: (403)223-5805

Canadian Angus Association - CEO Message

Doug Fee

This issue of the magazine has an expanded circulation and is sent to all commercial cattlemen who received a transferred registration paper from a registered Angus animal purchased last year. It provides one way for the Association to recognize those who are the foundation of Canada’s livestock industry and those whose purchasing and breeding decisions will determine which breed and what breeders do well. If you are one of those commercial cattlemen, we thank you for your confidence in Angus and sincerely hope your Angus purchase is working well for you. The deadline for our written content is mid-January and the first month of the year provides some examples of differences between the annual patterns of purebred and commercial producers. Most purebred producers plan their calving period in the early part of the year while commercial herds would traditionally plan for spring calving. In Canada, there is never any guarantee you’ll avoid snow in April or May but freezing temperatures in January are a given. I am certain there are purebred producers who question their intelligence and common sense every January. January is also the beginning of our administrative cycle in the office as we generate 2011 membership renewal packages and the herd inventory and pre-printed registration forms. The staff worked a weekend to run off the female inventories and prepare the mailing. As members begin to receive their packages they must appreciate the total volume we sent out.There were over 2,700 inventories printed; the envelopes filled 17 mail bins each 20 inches long. If this mail had been stacked there would have 28 ½ feet of mail, all of which went out on January 17.

Electronic Record Storage Given the huge volume of mail sent out in mid-January, it is also significant to note that 304 of our members, including most of the larger herds, have chosen to receive all their forms electronically rather than on paper.The mail volume would have been significantly larger had their inventories been printed. A total of 869 people have been set up to submit records electronically but it appears around 500 of them still want the back-up paper copy sent to them. I am certain that as more of us gain confidence in computers and move into the electronic age we will see reductions in paper copies. A surprising number of members have also taken advantage of our new “electronic data storage option”.These folks will still register animals but we will not print the registration form until they transfer it or request it. Not only will they save paper but when they do have it printed, it will contain the most recent genetic evaluation results. Cattle Numbers The Canadian cow population has dropped significantly in the past few years as a result of economic factors. We have also seen a corresponding drop in active registered females although not as large a drop as reported commercially. Our present inventory of active registered Angus females sits at 139,249 which is comprised of 129,876 classified as “spring calvers” and an additional 9,369 “fall calvers”.This represents a drop of 2,554 from last year or about 2%. Year-End Statistics Three numbers which traditionally have been used to measure activity and success within a purebred beef breed are registrations, transfers and memberships. Although our transfers were down about 1,500 from the previous year (5%), the number of members and registrations remained close to the previous year. Our registrations were approximately 56,000. As mentioned earlier, our members have close to 140,000 active registered females and registered 56,000 of their calves. I feel this is a good indication of the fact you are not registering every calf and should mean those you do choose to register are the ones you feel are good enough to identify as seedstock. Communication In addition to this magazine, the Association is being proactive and trying to improve our regular

communication. We have an e-mail newsletter sent out monthly to over 3,000 subscribers. Anyone who wants to receive the update can request to be added by contacting the office by e-mail.We started a blog last year which anyone can read on our web page. Those in my age bracket may not comprehend blogging but the intent is to informally share news of what your staff and the Association are doing. The younger group on staff, which is everybody other than me, is also going to put the Association on Facebook. I confess to being sceptical but have been told that over 500 million people use it daily. Anyone who wants to “like” the Association can access our page and find out what the Association has to offer and also has the opportunity to share feedback and opinions. We’re entered a three-month trial and will be interested to see if we can identify any fans. Handbook Several Association policies and forms have changed and this has rendered our member handbook somewhat out of date. It has now been updated and we will shortly have it printed. In the meantime, it has been added to our website. Anyone wishing to check policy or download a form can go directly to it and download it. This will be a permanent addition to the website and make it easier to find information. To request a printed copy of the handbook, please contact the office. e Angus Year January is the month of most provincial annual meetings and nomination time for Canadian Directors. They serve three-year terms and this year there are five terms expiring after the June annual meeting. In Alberta, Lee Brown has chosen not to seek a second term and Dawn Wilson was elected by acclamation to the position. In Saskatchewan, Laird Senft’s second term expires this year and nominations will be accepted at the Saskatchewan annual meeting. Lois McRae was re-elected by acclamation for a second term in Manitoba. John Donaldson’s term is expiring and we are awaiting nominations.The Maritimes will have an election as Jim Colodey and Betty Lou Scott have been nominated. Our 104th annual meeting will be held at Elkhorn, Manitoba on June 11. It is a great opportunity to learn what’s going on with your Association and to share your ideas and opinions. I hope to see a good turnout.

who calve naturally, regularly and whose calves index well. An animal taken out of the regular program for flushing will not qualify. The “Elite” designation obviously means something to breeders, which is good.The challenge is to recognize them while not appearing to ignore those good females used in embryo programs. Frankly we haven’t found the way but there is another committee looking at it and anyone either concerned or with a good formula is invited to share it with the office or any Canadian Director.

Why do you promote American tags? The answer is simple: we don’t. We do use Allflex tags exclusively in our Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program and have developed a good relationship with them. There were some reported retention concerns with their dangle tags which we think have been corrected but they had nothing to do with where they were manufactured or what country they come from. In this day it is sometimes difficult to say what was made where and there are a huge number of objects imported from all over the world. The tags we use in our Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program come from two Allflex plants, one in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec and the other in Edmonton, Alberta. Some of the electronics are imported from France but our tags are all printed and distributed from the two Canadian plants.

Ask the CEO Our best cow is an ET donor. Why isn’t’ she “Elite”? This question has been asked in several ways, some were just inquisitive, others were downright rude. It is a good question, however, and one that has been debated at several board and committee meetings. The “Elite Cow” program has been in effect for many years. It was designed to identify and recognize those females who did what good Angus cows do naturally, breed early, have good calves at regular intervals and breed right back while weaning a calf that indexed well in the herd. It was a good way to measure who the most consistent producers in your herd were. There was never any intention to include donor cows even though it would seem logical that anyone selecting a female to flush would only do so if she were a superior animal. The current criteria for “Elite” are based on cows

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Canadian Angus Association - President’s Message


Greetings from the Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors to our Commercial customers from across the country. As you look through this issue of our official magazine you will notice many different breeders and many different programs. Most Angus breeders are very passionate about their breeding programs and extremely proud of what they produce. The reason for all this work is so that you, our commercial customers, can use those genetics to produce the best beef possible. I think Canadian Angus, as much as any breed in the world, are bred and raised with the commercial cattle producer as the number one priority.

The Canadian Angus Association also has many programs that put the needs of the commercial industry in the forefront. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program takes in many different facets of the needs of our customers. The base of the program starts with tagging the progeny of registered and transferred Angus bulls and females.The “green tag” lets buyers know that these calves are at least 50% Angus and are a big part of the Angus influence calf sales across the country. Brian Good and his team of Angus fieldmen have done a great job of promoting these cattle to buyers and auction marts throughout the year.The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program is well into its second year and continues to grow, ensuring that Canadian Angus beef makes its way onto the consumer’s plate. Remember your registered and transferred Angus bull makes your calves eligible for these programs. Angus genetics are number one on the consumer’s mind; make sure the buyers know your calves are Angus! The future looks bright for Canadian cattle producers with better calf prices and the need for maternal genetics. Last spring I was telling people that 90 days after a big fog there would be rain, grasping at anything positive. After slogging through three feet of snow I don’t think we need to worry too much about moisture this year! I think com-

mercial Angus females will be highly sought after this fall and the steer calves will be in high demand. The past year has seen us lose some very influential people from the breed that I considered mentors, and had a huge effect on the Canadian cattle industry. I would like to pay tribute to Dick Turner, Sandy Longshore, Frank Slezina and Louis Latimer. Men that changed our industry, always put breed promotion and breed improvement first, and left a legacy in our industry that will not soon be forgotten. These men were many years my senior, but I never felt that I was imposing or wasting their time when I spoke to them. They always had time for my questions and I came away from every conversation feeling a little bit better about myself and what I was doing as a breeder. These people, and many others before them, have left a breed and an industry better for their efforts and the next generation has a responsibility to continue on this legacy. I believe that there is a strong future for young breeders in this breed and that Angus genetics are the core of that future. Sincerely, Kirk Wildman

Canadian Angus Association - Breed Development

Sire Selection Season “Genetic selection for improvement on economically relevant traits” seems to be the buzz phrase in the beef industry. I understand that when you are shopping for new, and hopefully improved, genetics what you are really looking for is increased profit. Let me be even more specific, higher profits and less expenditures for more efficient ranches is what you are really after. Dozens of beef researchers have published recommendations dependant on what results they achieved by selecting for specific traits and genes. Here is a summary of findings and tools to consider when you next go shopping for efficient genetics.

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Recently in the Angus breed, because most producers are paid by the pound and according to grade, much progress has been made on carcass merit and growth traits. These are great traits to target to increase profitability and Canadian Angus genetics are described for Rib Eye Area in square inches, Marbling in grade, Back Fat in inches and Carcass Weight in pounds using the corresponding REA, Marbling, Fat and Carcass Weight EPDs. Canadian Angus growth genetics are described using Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight EPDs which predict the comparative difference in pounds to be expected from a sire’s calves. However, some traits that really hit home runs toward improving a ranch’s efficiency are reproductive traits, such as fast and consistent pregnancies, full term development, calving date, successful calving, and postpartum interval. Canadian Angus females are renowned as mothers but let us look at how improving reproductive traits can drastically improve the efficiency of a ranch. If the average weaning weight is 500 lbs and producers are paid $0.70 per lb then a ranch with 100 females that only has 75 calves weaned will have lost $8,750. Our heifer pregnancy EPD on Red Angus animals describes the probability of an animal’s daughters getting pregnant at first exposure. Our Stayability EPD describes the probability of a Red Angus animal’s daughters remaining in production for more than 6 years.

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Our Calving Ease EPDs describe the probability of unassisted births. The higher the Calving Ease Direct EPD, the more likely it is that the animal’s calves will be born without assistance. The higher the Calving Ease Maternal EPD, the more likely it is that the animal’s daughters will give birth without assistance, a great tool for producers looking to keep replacement heifers from a bull. More unassisted births mean less dystocia and less manpower and time. And, it has been shown that the more unassisted births the smaller the postpartum interval, and a higher number of cows in estrus 45–60 days after calving means a more efficient ranch. Our Scrotal Circumference EPD on Black Angus animals has also been shown to have strong relationships with age at puberty, days to calving, and pregnancy rate. Canadian Angus genetics are described by EPDs designed not only to increase profits but also to provide selection tools towards more efficient productions. To streamline this even more, producers can now use our Percentile Ranks. An animal in the top 10th percentile of the breed for weaning weight will throw calves that are on average heavier than an animal in the 60th percentile for weaning weight. EPD workshops will be available year-round at no cost, and I am always happy to answer any questions in regards to selection tools and genetics. Wishing you all an efficient year! Kajal Devani

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed- Fall Feeder Sale Summary

With 157 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Sales across the country in 2010, there is much to talk about. Each of our fieldmen covers different regions of Canada and has provided general comments about the sales they attended below. We are happy to announce three Spring Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Sales for 2011: March 8—Gladstone Auction Mart Ltd, Gladstone MB; April 14—Encan Sawyerville Auction Inc, Sawyerville, QC; and April 15—Réseau Encans Québec Saint-Isidore, Saint-Isidore, QC. The commercial Angus business ended the year in an upbeat position. Our representatives attended a record number of sales right across the country. Four new locations held designated Angus sales including Truro, N.S., Greely, Ont., Hanover, Ont., and Gladstone, Man. who will host a March 11 Angus grasser sale. I am very proud to say we were able to represent you at 60 out of 66 locations. From all reports, sales of Angus calves topped or were near the top of all weight classes including steers and heifers. This was generally right across Canada, fluctuating depending on location. The demand for both red and black feeders and replacement females is definitely clear across Canada right from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Truro, N.S. Angus-tagged calves are in high demand because of the increase and surge in the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program. The demand will increase as the program grows stronger every month in a lot of beef strongholds in highly populated regions in Canada. Remember, just because they’re tagged Angus does not mean they will bring premiums. They still must be of high quality to command sale-topping prices. It looks like our Angus-tagged calves were up 10 to 15% in most areas.Those figures are available through our office and are broke down by region. Quebec is making great headway with their first year of Angus tag sales through Agri-Traςabilité Québec (ATQ). I would like to congratulate all our field reps for a job well done and for the many hours and miles you spend on the road on behalf of our commercial and purebred producers representing such a great breed of cattle. Hats off to Ken Cox, Blair McCrae, Jack Brown, Wayne Gallup and John Duivenvoorden for a job well done. Thanks to Cheryl, Tina, Michael and all the office staff who provide a great support system throughout the busy fall season and throughout the year. I would also like to thank each and every one of you who attended these special events to show such great support to your number one customer, the commercial man. I will end by saying THANK YOU for using and believing in Angus genetics! — Brian G. Good

Quebec New in Québec for 2010 was the lime green Canadian Angus-ATQ Rancher Endorsed ear tag, allowing Québec beef producers to identify their cattle as having at least 50% Angus genetics. Four Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed sales were held this past fall. Pre-registrations and vaccinations were mandatory for these Angus/Angus influence specialized feeder calf sales at Encan Sawyerville Auction Inc. and at Réseau Encans Québec in St. Isidore, QC. Prices for these Angus influence sales were strong and the feeder calves were top sellers in almost all weights. Staff at these two auction marts did an excellent job sorting the Angus and Angus influenced feeder calves. In November I attended the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed sale held at the Ottawa Livestock Exchange in Greely, Ontario.These Angus influenced feeder calves were of high quality and sold very well.The owner and staff were pleased that I, as the Canadian Angus Association Commercial Fieldman, attended this sale. In my opinion, this auction mart has the potential for future growth, thus supporting Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed sales for the Ottawa Valley beef producers. As prices were excellent at all feeder calf sales I attended, I have noticed a smile has returned to the faces of the cow-calf producers. The two Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed sales held on 12 October and 13 November in Truro, Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Stockyards are the building blocks for future specialized Angus influence feeder calf sales for that area. — Wayne Gallup Ontario Things progressed well through the fall and there is a great demand for Angus tagged calves in Ontario. — John Duivenvoorden Manitoba There were only four sales that I was able to attend this year, however, I got some of the Manitoba Board members to fill in for me at the sales that I could not make it to.They all felt that the sales were steady and that the auction marts were very thankful that someone from the Association attended their sales. This year the Manitoba Angus Association sponsored Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed burgers at Angus feeder sales at most of the auction barns. Local breeders got together to sponsor these burgers.This was a very good idea for two reasons. First, none of the kitchen staff had tried the burgers before and all said they were happy with the product and also to learn about the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program. The second reason this was good is because this was the best turn-out of breeders that I have seen at these sales since I started doing this for the Association. In talking with the buyers, they felt that the Angus cattle on offer this year were as good or better than other years, but were quick to point out that breeders needed to keep a sharp knife. — Blair McRae

Alberta This fall feeder sale run has been good in a lot of ways. Harvest got finished finally, calves are trading at much better prices, there is an abundance of feed, and producers are much HAPPIER and much EASIER to visit with in regards to Angus tags and their operations. Only one downturn—there are still a lot of cows coming to the market which means that a lot of producers are getting tired and are deciding to end their cattle programs.Most auction market managers are really good to work with in regards to radio advertising, thanking coffee sponsors, talking about our Angus tag program, introducing consigners and thanking consigners during the sale. Some don’t do very much and others are coming around and getting on board. All the managers comment that it sure is good to see personnel from the breed interested enough to come to the market. Being there in person, our coffee cups and the small pocket diaries are our biggest advertising. It feels good to be welcomed by name and to represent the Canadian Angus Association.When you travel to a good number of different auction markets it’s easy to see why those auction markets getting awards did so. It was a challenge, it was fun, and I enjoyed working the fall sales. — Ken Cox British Columbia There were a few more smiles around the sale yards this fall with the price of calves up about 40 cents across the board. There is still room for improvement but at least the price is going in the right direction. The calves on offer this fall were of excellent quality, and all sales had good volume in relative terms.The Angus influence calves at Vanderhoof displayed more exotic breeding than the other sales where the Hereford influence was quite prevalent. If anything the calves this fall were a little heavier than last year. The sales at Dawson Creek,Vanderhoof,Williams Lake, Kamloops, Armstrong and OK Falls had a BC Angus rep at every sale. Once again this year, BC Angus had a jacket draw at each of the Angus influence calf sales. This is a very positive way to promote the Angus influence in the commercial beef herds in BC. Angus influence calves are definitely the largest portion of the calf crop in BC. This puts pressure on the purebred breeders to keep improving their seed stock in order to be able to provide the right kind to the commercial cattleman. I consider our Angus Influence week a success and look forward to the bull sales. — Jack Brown

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The Canadian Angus Association has dedicated a lot of time and resources into the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program since it launched in 2009.The questions that we receive the most involve interested producers looking to understand what the program is, how they become involved, and how it benefits them. There are no short answers to these questions.The initial basis for the program was for Angus branded beef programs to have a method for identifying Angus genetically and not only through hide colour as we are all aware that there are multiple breeds with

a solid black or solid red coat colour. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program allows Angus branded beef programs to be able to tell their customers with a high degree of confidence that it is Angus beef. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program does this through the ‘Angus Tag’ which guarantees a minimum of 50% Angus genetics as one parent is required to be registered with the Canadian Angus Association. It is an official certification program and participating beef programs are required to adhere to our criteria. We believe this adds value to your Angus cattle.As the program grew and new licensed participants were brought into the program it was clear that the program would be more than an Angus genetic identification program. It would enable many different groups to work together in a collective effort with each benefiting from the other. It is a hub and links networks ‘like a spider web’ from cow-calf producers to commercial cattlemen to feedlots to branded beef programs and on through to the consumer. This network has not yet reached its full capacity and we continue to expand it with people who we feel benefit the program and ultimately our members. There are many

opportunities emerging that allow us to work with groups outside of the beef production chain that will add value to Angus, and we will continue to pursue these opportunities.We have consistently heard from organizations that market beef that they could sell more Angus beef if they could get their hands on it. They are willing to invest in new Angus branded beef programs but only when they feel there is an adequate supply to meet consumer demands. Currently, many of these organizations feel that there are not enough Angus cattle to meet the consumer demand. This is a good problem to have in the short term. When demand exceeds supply the price for the product will rise. However, simple economics states that the market will adjust and look for alternatives over time. We need to increase the production of Angus cattle in Canada and identify more of them with the Canadian Angus Rancher EndorsedTag, which will allow the cattle to qualify for these programs.This needs to happen relatively soon in order to establish the market while it is available, and not allow for an alternative to evolve. Submitted by Michael Latimer

A Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program monitor every tag dealer’s current price, but from regular contact the office to request one. A new order form was N reports from producers we continue to remain competitive. included and should be used to order your tags this year. A complaint often heard at the Angus office is that the We have added these new services in addition to the G only place to purchase Angus tags is through the Canadian services we currently offer to help not only our purebred Angus Association’s office in Calgary (excluding Quebec Angus breeders but also commercial cattlemen across the U where Angus ATQ tags are available exclusively through country. These services combined with a quality tag to ATQ). While this remains true due to the program identify quality Angus animals is one way of helping S requirements associated with our product, we are bringing producers succeed. Quality calves will always bring top dollar A S S O C I A T I O N

Quality. Most people can recognize quality when they see it; whether it is a group of calves that will top the market or a product that stands up to the everyday harsh conditions of a Canadian winter. A quality product can be described 50 different ways by 50 different people, however, quality can also be measured. Quality calves will commonly be described as straight backed, carrying good muscling and a uniform group. But what describes a quality cattle tag? Is it the retention rate returned under less than optimal grazing conditions or it is the added value from using a tag that opens up marketing opportunities and has additional services associated with its use? Some of you will read this and agree that retention rates and the lowest per tag cost are all that matter. Hopefully most of you will read this and agree that a quality product must meet both qualifications. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag meets both these expectations and more. Manufactured by a world leader in animal identification technology and manufacturing, Allflex is the logical choice when you want the best. Also, Angus tags are a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) compliant tag and therefore have met the CCIA’s rigorous testing before they are approved for use as a national tag. Costs are also kept on par with other recognized tag dealers for radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags across the country. At $2.92 per RFID tag we are on the low side of regular RFID prices in almost all regions of Canada.That said, we cannot possibly Page 92

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the tags to you. Over this fall and winter we have been selling tags on site at Agribition, Medicine Hat Pen Show, Ag Days in Brandon, MB, Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose and the Feeder Association of Alberta Convention in Red Deer. In March, we will also be at the Calgary Bull Sale. Come out and place your order or pick up tags from the Angus booth (limited quantities will be available). As always, we continue to offer free age verification services to all Angus tag customers. We will also be able to upload data into BIXS on your behalf when the program is available. With almost 160 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Fall Feeder Sales in 2010 we also are the only beef breed to offer that level of options for selling your Angus tagged animals through a breed endorsed feeder sale. Our field staff works year-round in conjunction with the office staff to enhance and expand the opportunities that you as a producer have when using Angus tags. The Angus tag program is one of a kind in Canada. Other Angus associations around the world have used our program as a model for their own tag programs. Also new this spring is the introduction of the Allflex Angus “A” Tag. This is a one-piece dangle tag. Allflex launched this new product late in 2010 and we now have an Angus version available in either the Maxi (4” x 3”) size or the large (3” x 2 ¼’) size. A specific applicator is required and can be purchased through our Association (a Zee tag applicator will work). For availability and prices, visit the Canadian Angus Association website or contact me directly. A new tag brochure was mailed out to many eligible tag customers in January. If you did not receive a copy, please

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at the market but why not give them one more advantage and identify them with an Angus tag. It is the only way to guarantee the Angus genetics in the commercial animal. Buyers are seeking tagged animals; some are even sneaking them through mixed lots. They may not be publically admitting it yet but they want the tagged animals. Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed participants need tagged cattle to meet their requirements to continue to receive the endorsement of the Angus Association. There are not enough tagged cattle in the country to meet the demand.The feeder sale summary included in this edition of the magazine paints a promising picture of the industry. However, those calves will still need to be excellent size and conformation; even an Angus tag can’t help a group of poor calves bring top dollar. But it can help ensure that a group of great calves comes in at the top end of the sale that day. The Angus name is still synonymous with quality to the average consumer. The fact that Schnieder’s still sells an Angus hot dog is proof of that and shows that Angus beef will continue to be in demand for a long time. I would like to thank all the field staff for continuing to spread the work about the tag program and for getting out to as many sales as they did last year. I would also like to thank all the commercial producers who continue to purchase Angus genetics. Your purchase of an Angus bull or your choice to breed purebred Angus animals makes it obvious that you know a quality product when you see it. — Cheryl Hazenberg

Canadian Angus Association Registry Department Fee Schedule for 2011: Reg 0 – 4 months Reg 4 – 7 months Reg 7 – 12 months Reg Over 12 months Transfers < 60 days from sale date Transfers > 60 days from sale date

Fee ScheduleThe fee schedule has changed effective January 1, 2011. There is a great incentive to register your calves early, and to transfer your animals as soon as you can after the sale. The fee to register a calf that is less than 4 months old is still $15, and the fee to transfer an animal within 60 days of the date of sale is still $12.

$15 $25 $50 $100 $12 $24

Buying and Selling of Purebreds The Canadian Angus Association has a closed herdbook, therefore a purebred Angus must be registered with a known pedigree verified on a registration form issued by the Association. If an Angus animal is not registered, it is not purebred. If it doesn’t have a registration number it is a commercial animal. In addition to consideration of price, genetics and traits for improvement, consider that as a commercial user of Angus genetics, there are opportunities available to you for marketing your cross-bred animals if you purchase a registered Angus bull and the seller completes a transfer of

ownership. The ownership of an Angus bull qualifies you to participate in the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program. In order to make sure you are indeed purchasing a purebred Angus bull, below is a checklist of things to consider ensuring that you will qualify to participate in the Angus tag program: If it’s not registered, it’s not Angus! In the ad you are viewing, is there a clear registration number or can the seller of the animal you are considering show you a registration certificate? Use the Canadian Angus Association website! Our herdbook is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can access pedigree information for any animal you are considering purchasing as long as you know the tattoo or registration number. If performance records are important to you, does the animal have EPDs? Get your agreement in writing; consider using the sample Bill of Sale on the Canadian Angus Association website and in the Breeder Handbook if the seller doesn’t have their own. — Sharmayne Byrgesen

Canadian Angus Foundation

e Canadian Angus Foundation has four main areas of focus. ese are research, historical preservation, education and youth development.

We focused on historical preservation in 2010 by completing an inventory of photographs, newspaper clippings, old pedigrees, etc. Based on advice from Michael GourlieoftheArchivesSocietyofAlbertaandinco-operation with Doug Cass of the Glenbow Museum and Archives in Calgary, a good portion of our most valuable material is located in a climate-controlled atmosphere at the Glenbow Museum. ank you to Amanda Suhan, Archive Coordinator at the Canadian Angus Association, for her dedication to this project. We continue to support the Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador program. Last year we were fortunate to have five well-qualified youth compete to become the ambassador. Erika Easton was the winner and is the 2010–2011 ambassador for the Canadian Angus Association. Erika will represent the Association at many

functions throughout her term. e Foundation is the charitable arm of the Canadian AngusAssociation.OnbehalfofmyfellowCanadianAngus Foundation Directors, I want to convey our appreciation to our financial supporters. In order to continue the programs we have undertaken, we need your continued financial support.Pleasegivegenerouslyandwatchforthefundraising events we are undertaking in 2011. Remember many of our Junior Angus members will be our Angus breeders and customers in the future.

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Best Regards Gary Harron , Chairman, Canadian Angus Foundation

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ConSulTinG & MARkETinG ~ FIFTY YEARS OF ANGUS CATTLE PROGRESS ~ Phone: (705)445-4317 Cell: (705)607-4317 E-mail:

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Gloria Fantin - Independently Offering

Ericson Livestock Services

(780) 352-7630 Dennis & Shelly Ericson R.R.# 2, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1W9

Semen - Supplies - Nitrogen

ALBERTA BREEDERS SERVICE Neil Hazel Box 5, Site 4, R.R. #1, Olds, Alta T4H 1P3

Phone (403)507-8771 Fax (403)507-8772

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Ph. (403) 381-4609 Fax (403) 381-4900

"Bovine Reproductive Services" -30 years combined experience in Embryo Transfer -Complete Donor & Recipient Facilities -Accredited Export Service -Complete On-Farm Services Murray Jacobson ~ DVM

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SERVICES OFFERED ● On-farm freezing & collection

● Licensed facility for embryos exports

● Donor care facility

● Genetic Marketing & Selection

● Recipient herd

● International Embryo Sales



RYAN DORRAN 403.507.6483 P.O. Box 2635, Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0 Auctioneer, Ring Service & Marketing


Steve Dorran


Progressive Performance... optimum Maternalism! CANADIAN RED ANGUS PROMOTION SOCIETy 6015 Park Place, Taber, AB T1G 1E9 403/223-8009

Auctioneer Box 3263, Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 2B5 (403)226-2985

Carey Auction Services Brent W. Carey


Don Raffan (403)549-2478 - Cellular (403)650-9028 Box 27, Stavely, AB T0L 1Z0

"Specializing in Seedstock Sales & Promotion"

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AUCTIONEER Bus (250)546-9420 / Cellular (250)558-6789 Comp. 19, Larkin Site, RR 3, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0



All West/Select Sires For All Your Angus Genetics Serving BC, AB & SK

Bill & Hjordis Armitage Dwight & JoAnne Mackay Blake & MaryLee Prior


Box 70,Kinsella, Alberta T0B 2N0 (780)336-2445

Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

Jay & Lenore Davis Box 184, Acme, Alberta T0M 0A0 (403) 546-2299

Box 59, Monte Lake, BC V0E 2N0 (250)375-2268


Mark Stock Ring Service & Livestock Service


EMBRyO TRANSFER SERVICES MARILYN BRAITWAITE Box 8265, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6C5 A.H.T. Ph (306)931-2904 ● Fax (306)242-1563 Certified Bovine E.T. Practitioner


ring w Sp s Ran illo


Darrel & Wendy Ashbacher & Family P.O. Box 99, Halkirk, Alberta T0C 1M0

Ph: (403)884-2181 Fax: (403)884-2381

Owners: Peter & Francesca Cox



Wayne & Jill Hughes & family 302 Rawlings Lake Road, Lumby, B.C. V0E 2G1 Phone: (250)547-6584 ~ Fax: (250)547-6583


Box 128, Hazelet, SK S0N 1E0 (306) 678-4811 ✺ Cellular (403) 357-8104


Managed by: Christy Elliot Tel: (250)446-2269 Fax: (250)764-0537

Re us gister ed Black Ang

22km Christian Valley Westbridge, British Columbia


Lance Savage - President 4664 Sleepy Hollow Raod, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 Ph/Fax:250/546-2813 Jack Brown - Fieldman 604/888-0862

Aberlynn Angus Marie Bradshaw Gordon Bradshaw 5343-39st Close R.R. #3, Site 3, Box 6 Innisfail, AB T4G 1G1 Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8 (403)227-5431 (403)227-0354 “Quality you can see. Breeding you can trust.”

Bar Double M Angus Mark & Rachel Merrill & Family Box 132, Hill Springs, Alberta T0K 1E0

(403) 626-3369

Angus Farm “Quality Red & Black Angus Cattle” The Muenchraths Bernard & Alice (403)533-3926 P.O. Box 129 Russ & Shauna (403)533-3937 Rockyford, AB Kelly & Nora (403)533-3810 T0J 2R0


Mile 11 on #2 Highway South of Dawson Creek


PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS P.O. Box 132, Steve Aylward (250)786-5031 Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G3 Dale Aylward (250)786-5478

AllEnCRoFT AnGuS “A family operation dedicated to the perfection of the Angus breed.”

Doug, Joyce, Judy, Cindy and Tracy Allen P.O. Box 4081, Taber, AB T1G 2C6 Phone/Fax: (403)223-8008

est. 1966

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Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

New Norway, AB

Diamond Willow Ranch Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak

“Quality Angus Seedstock”


Doug-Bev-John Robertson

RR #1, Stn. Mn., Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3

Box 12, Site 3, R.R. #1 Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3 (403)948-5941 /Fax (403)946-5093


Wayne and Peggy Robinson Box 36 Mossleigh, Alberta T0L 1P0 Phone (403) 934-4083

Count Ridge Stock Farm TY



(403)641-2205 P.O. BOX 576, BASSANO, ALBERTA T0J 0B0

From Airdrie Overpass on SH 567, 10km W., 5km N., on SH 772

Dwayne & Joanne Emery (780) 674-4410 REGISTERED ANGUS P.O. Box 31, Camp Creek, Alberta T0G 0L0



Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie P.O. Box 122, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0 Phone: (403)627-5676 / Fax:(403)627-4653 /

Box 1, Granum, Alberta T0L 1A0 Ph: 403/687-2288 Fax: 403/687-2088

Duncan, Cecilie, Cooper & Ricki Fleming “Quality goes in before the name goes on”



Chickadee Farm

Visitors 12 miles west of Olds Always on Hwy #27, 1/2 mile south on Welcome Range Rd 3.04 email:

~ Registered ~ ~ Red Angus & Polled Hereford ~

RR 4, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1T9 - (403)227-6081 2 miles east on Hwy #590 - 1 mile north

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Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

Fleming Stock Farms

Jim & Laurel King Jamie & Meghan

Horned Hereford

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta ToJ 1So

Add our diamonds to Your Herd!

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ANGUS FARM R.R.# 3, Barrhead, AB T7N 1N4 Erika Geis (780)674-5795 Brian, Kim Jenna & Robert Geis (780)674-4225

Trent & Kelli Abraham

FARMS " Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton Box 11, Site 15, R.R.# 2, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A2 (403) 932-5980

Ron & Laurie Hunter & family

P.O. Box 22, Linden, Alberta T0M 1J0

“Quality Registered & Commercial Stock”

Phone: 403/546-2010 Fax: 403/252-0041 Cell:403/803-8035 //

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0


Hazel Bluff Red Angus Erich, Mechthild & Martin Clausen

(780)349-2768 (780)349-2960 fax email: P.O. Box 5728, Westlock, AB T7P 2P6

Quality Service Selection


Harry & Gaylene Irving


(403)938-7754 R.R. #2, Okotoks, Alberta T0L 1T0

William & Wanda Farrell


Willard Leeuwenburgh Home: 403-381-3191 Cell: 403-382-1990 Fax: 403-381-9093

Jack Leeuwenburgh Home: 403-327-9618 Cell: 403-330-6123 Fax: 403-327-9629

Box 25, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3y3


lindsay & donna Penosky & Family



Wayne Branden & Jane Morrow Phone: (780)674-2335 ~ Cell: (780)305-4813 ~ Fax: (780)674-4398 P.O. Box 11, Camp Creek, AB T0G 0L0 -

lee & laura Brown Box 217, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0 Ph: (403) 742-4226 Fax (403) 742-2962

Nagib- Krameddine R.R. #3, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1X1 H (780)352-0813 W (780)585-2003

KBJ Round Farms P.O. Box 238, Clyde, Alberta T0G 0P0

Jim Round (780)348-5638

Barry Round (780)348-5794

LAKEFORD ANGUS “Visitor’s Welcome”



- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

P.O. Box 2044, Fairview, Alberta T0H 1L0 (780)835-3530

RM Cattle Co.

(403)728-3285 R.R. #1, Markerville, Alberta T0M 1M0

MINBURN ANGUS Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945


Richard King Ph/Fax:780/846-2476



Richard & Joyce Lorenz

Murray King

R.R. #2 Red & Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 403/309-0905 Black Angus


Dan & Shelley Prichard Ph/Fax: 780-385-2298

Doug Noad 403-660-8371



R.R. #3, Site 18, Box 17, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T8


Dave & Jean Prichard 780-385-2226

Killam, Alberta

Duane Parsonage

19th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund

Registered Angus


P.O. Box 37, Botha, AB T0C 0N0 Phone: (403)742-4337 ● Fax: (403)742-4341

R.R. #1, Westerose, AB T0C 2V0 (780)586-2603




“Angus - The Power Breed”







Breeding stock always available by private treaty



Box 610, Delburne, Alberta T0M 0V0 (403)749-2953 email:

Danny & Conna Warrilow Bill & Barbara Warrilow Ph/Fax: (780) 593-2205 (780) 593-2208 P.O. BOX 39, MINBURN, ALBERTA T0B 3B0

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Valleymere TTT Black Angus Ranch

Stacey & Michel Stauffer

Travis & Halley Spady & Sons 780.879.2298 Alliance, Alberta, T0B 0A0

Ring 403.627.2511 Fax 403.627.2650 Box 2377, Pincher Creek, Alberta T0K 1W0

‘Black Angus - a Spady tradition for over 70 years”

Rick & Deb Cones

Sebastian, Sarah & Julien Box 10, Site 15, RR 2, Cochrane, Alberta Canada T4C 1A2 Ph: 403.932.5590 Cell: 403.803.0730

Box 31, Millarville, Alberta T0L 1K0 Ph: (403)931-3276 Fax: (403)931-3295 email:




Bud, Barb & John McBride Box 51, Benalto, Alberta T0M 0H0 Phone: (403)746-2555 / Phone/Fax: (403)746-2630

Ken & Sharon Chitwood



The Koenning’s

Walter & Lyla (403) 227-2071 Chris & Stacy (403) 227-5567

Box 8, Site 7, R.R. #4, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T9

Ph:(403)948-3094 Fax: (403)948-6329 R.R. #2, Airdrie, AB T4B 2A4

Elllamae & Mike Box 247, Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0 Ph/Fax: (403)642-2055 email:

Premium Quality Since 1972

Shawn & Cathy

Glen, Dale, Wayne & Terry Elliott Ph/Fax: (403)832-3774 l Ph: (403)832-3112 P.O. Box 113 Seven Persons, AB T0K 1Z0




Box 115, Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0 (403)642-2041

ROyAL VALLEy CATTLE CO. RED ANGUS A Place Where Performance, Style and Meat Come Together

Box 127, Sangudo, Alberta, Canada T0E 2A0


(780) 785-3205

FAX (780) 785-2453

Registered & Commercial Red Angus

THISTLE RIDGE RANCH Ben & Carol Tams P.O. Box 4205, Taber, Alberta T1G 2C7 Phone/Fax: (403)223-4118


Box 1052, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M9 (403)345-3835 Fax (403)345-3836

SPRuCE ViEw AnGuS RAnCH Wayne Grant P.O. Box 174, Killam, Alberta (780)385-2216

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P.O. Box 444, Sangudo, Alberta T0E 2A0 Fax 785-3403






Dave & Gail (780) 785-2091 Kirk (780) 785-3772

"The Home of Angus Beef Cattle" Gary Slezina

Park F w a o ill Purebred Black Angus since 1920

Jim & Betty Richardson (403)224-3286

Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Lassiter Brothers

X Angus

Box 763, Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0 Ph: 403/641-4467 ~ Fax:403/6412355 Spring Bull Sale ● Female (Private Treaty) ● Embryos Using A.I. program & Embryo transfer to raise well balanced cattle.

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Double AA Angus Bill Dillabaugh P.O. Box 91, Coleville, SK S0L 0K0 (306) 965-2554

Annual Rancher’s Choice Spring Bull Sale




Linwood Angus Functional & Competitive Elwood, Linda & Jeremy Smith P.O. Box 92, Nokomis, SK S0G 3R0 (306) 528-4422


MANTEI FARMS ANGUS Allan & Sherry Aitken & Sons Box 53, Eyebrow, Saskatchewan S0H 1L0 (306)759-2701









Doug & Lynn McIvor

(306) 567-4702

Box 688, Davidson, SK S0G 1A0

Belmoral Angus Darrell & Jacqui Bell & family P.O. Box 193, Dubuc, SK S0A 0R0 Ph: 306/877-4402 - Fax: 306/877-4402 Don & Glenda Bell - 306/877-2014

Bull Sale Annually Mid-March Whitewood, SK

Jim & Peggy Grant P.O. Box 220, Edam, SK S0M 0V0 (306)397-2541

Cecil & Brenda, Jesse, Tyler & Calay Mantei Box 873, Estevan, Sask S4A 2A7



Flying K Ranch Registered Red Angus Since 1972

Brian & Christine Hanel

Donna Hanel

Box 1902, Swift Current, SK S9H 4M6 (306)773-6313 email:

R.R. #1, Wymark, SK S0N 2Y0 Ph/Fax: (306)773-6984

10 miles south of Swift Current on Hwy #4 & 8 miles west



RANCHING LTD. David Flundra

Purebred Red Angus Bulls, Females & Commercial Cattle

P.O. Box 1453, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7N4

16 km east of Walsh, Alberta

Tel: (306)662-2449 Fax: (306)662-2556

Cell: (403)502-4776

Wes & Kim Olynyk (306)876-4420 Irene Olynyk (306)876-4400 Annual Bull Sale Second Monday in April Box 192, Goodeve, SK S0A 1C0

H o w e R e d A ng u s Doug Howe (306)693-2163

Mike or Dale Howe (306)693-2127

183-325-4th SW, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 5V2 Fax (306)692-0081 //

Ranches Inc.

Don’t Roll - JustRock

Jon & Shelly Fox P.O. Box 320 Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y2

Phone: 306-825-9702 Fax: 306-825-9782 Res: 306-825-9624 Email:

Kim Robertson Box 159, Alsask, SK S0L 0A0 Res: 306/968-2637 / Cell: 306/463-8405 5 miles east of Alsask and 2 miles north on Merid Grid

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Z RED ANGU A R Phil Birnie S W

Greenbush Angus

Box 461, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0

Ph: 306/739-2988 ~ Fax: 306/739-2137 ~ Cell: 306/577-7440 email: Red Angus Bulls & Females For Sale ~ Commercial Heifers

Roger Hardy Registered Red Angus Commercial Angus

Box 455, Midale, Saskatchewan S0C 1S0 Ph: (306)458-2359 - Cell: (306)458-7521

Herdsman: Gordon Murray 306/739-2177 - cell: 306/646-7980


S South Shadow Angus & Paints S A P Registered Bulls - Commercial Females - Ranch Horses

Don & Connie Delorme & Family Box 28, Robsart, Saskatchewan S0N 2G0 (306)299-4494 ~

Classic Black Cattle For The Practical Rancher Quality Paint Horses For Versatility



R.R. #1, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0

Barrie & Bernice Baker (204)966-3822

Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320

YOUNG DALE ANGUS FARM Barry & Marj Young & Family

Box 28, Carievale, SK S0C 0P0 (306) 928-4810

“Raising Quality Cattle To work For You”

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann 306/454-2730

Shane, Alexis, Keaton, Kamrie, Kohen Registered & Korbyn Kaufmann 306/454-2688 Red & Black Angus P.O. Box 130, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 ● Fax: (306)454-2643 ●


SPlEndoRViEw AnGuS FARM John Gottfried & Family P.O. Box 183, Luseland, SK S0L 2A0

(306) 834-2844

Luseland - .5 mile W, 12 Miles S & .25 mile W. Kerrobert - 12 miles W, Hwy# 51, .5 mile N, .25 mile W


Bruce & Ione Anderson R.R.# 2, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 (204) 734-2073 Red Angus "Visitors Always Welcome"

BROOKMORE ANGUS Quality Angus Cattle


Box 718 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0

Brent, Dale & Kelsey Box 908 Russell, MB R0J 1W0

H: 204.773.2356 F: 204.773.3579 C: 204.773.6392


Visitors Always Welcome

Les & Ethel Smith & family (306)893-4094

Jack & Barb Hart General Delivery, Brookdale, Manitoba R0K 0G0 (204) 476-2607

Nberry Cree A k ANgUS Cr

WRed il-Sel Angus

Est: 1980

Doreen 306/263-4407 306/263-4923 Fax Corbin, Lynette, Cole & Conner 306/263-4407 The Selody’s ~ Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0

David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

Willows W WindyFarms W F Collin A Sauder Michelle Potapinski

Box 55, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0 Phone/Fax: 306/677-2507

Purebred Black Angus Bulls & Females for Sale.

#636077, holland-Euphrasia Townline, RR 3, markdale, On n0C 1h0

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Advertisers Index 4L Cattle Holdings ...................................... 71 999 Red Angus ............................................. 34 Alberta Junior Angus Association ............... 72 Allencroft Angus .......................................... 60 Anchor 1 Angus ........................................... 63 Anderson Cattle Co .................................... 43 Arda Angus ................................................... 22 Badlands Angus .......................................... 29 Bandura Ranches ......................................... 62 Bar 17 Little Valley Angus ........................... 44 Bar EL Angus ............................................... 37 Beiseker Red Angus ..................................... 80 Belmoral Angus ......................................... 102 Belvin Angus .......................................... OBC Benchmark Angus ....................................... 45 Blairs.Ag Cattle .............................................. 23 Border Butte Angus ..................................... 60

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Brandl Cattle Co ...................................... 54 Brookmore Angus ...................................... 48 Brylor Ranch ........................................... IFC Brylor Semen Sales ...................................... 16 Buck Lake Ranch ....................................... 81 Calgary Bull Sale ........................................ 79 Canadian Angus Association .................... 64 Castlerock Marketing ............................ 24, 41 Cattle Creek Ranching .............................. 33 Cooke Livestock ......................................... 38 Crescent Creek Angus ................................. 78 Crowfoot Cattle Co .................................. 52 Cudlobe Angus ............................................ 1 Daines Cattle ............................................ 104 D.J. Henderson .................................... 67, 82 Double AA Angus ...................................... 26 Duckworth Ranch ..................................... 14

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Dunford Royal Cattle Co ......................... 77 El Dorado Red Angus ................................ 49 Everblack Angus .......................................... 68 F Bar R Ranch ............................................. 83 Get-A-Long Stock Farm ........................... IBC Glen Islay Angus ........................................... 5 Hamilton Farms ......................................... 12 HD Ranching ............................................. 61 Johnston/Fertile Valley Angus ..................... 47 Justamere Ranches........................................ 57 Lauron Red Angus ..................................... 55 Lazy E Bar Ranching ................................... 101 Lazy MC Angus ........................................... 62 LLB Angus ..................................................... 31 Lookout Stock Farm ..................................... 32 Manitoba Angus ............................................ 56 Matejka Farms ............................................... 44

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McArthur Livestock .................................... 15 Medicine Hat Bull Sale ................................ 78 Mobile Embryo Transfer ............................. 85 Mountain View Farms ................................. 20 NCI Cattle Co ............................................. 62 Norseman Farms ........................................... 42 Peak Dot Ranch ............................................. 6 Poplar Grive Red Angus ............................... 44 Red Rock Red Angus ................................... 80 Remington Land & Cattle .......................... 25 Remitall Farms .............................................. 3 Rodgers Red Angus ...................................... 70 Ring Creek Farms ......................................... 39 Rivercrest Angus ........................................... 30 Saskalta Angus .............................................. 26 Scott Stock Farms ......................................... 84 Six Mile Ranch .............................................. 35

Soo Line Cattle Co ....................................... 27 Sout Shadow Angus .................................. 102 Spruce View Angus ..................................... 79 T-Down Trailer ............................................. 53 Triara Superior .............................................. 36 Triple A Herefords ........................................ 43 Triple J Farms ............................................... 73 Valleymere Angus ......................................... 30 Veno Ranches .............................................. 15 Waching Angus ........................................... 44 Windy Hill Livestock .................................. 43 WRAZ Red Angus ..................................... 51 Young Dale Angus ....................................... 72

Events Calendar February 21 Ole Farms Family Day Sale, Athabasca, AB February 22 Willabar Ranch Black Angus Bull Sale, Claresholm, AB March 1 Remington Land & Cattle Bull Sale, Del Bonita, AB March 2 - 3 Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, AB March 4 Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 5 Mountain View Farms ’The Final Chapter’ Sale, Virden, MB March 5 Brandl Cattle Co Bull Sale, Jarvie, AB March 5 Cutting Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB March 6-7 Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK March 7 Easy Ray Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 8 Benchmark Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 9 Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 10 Bar EL Angus Bull Sale, Stettler, AB March 11 Quality Counts Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 12 LLB Spring Spectacular Sale, Erskine, AB March 12 Ranchlands Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 12 Manitoba Bull Test Open House, Douglas, MB March 13 Standard Hill Connection Angus & Polled Hereford Bull Sale, Maidstone, SK March 13 Regina Bull Sale, Regina, SK March 14 Leeuwenburgh Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 15 Medicine Hat Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB March 15 Airport Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 16 Wilbar Farms Bull Sale, Dundurn, SK March 17 Allencroft/Border Butte Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB March 17 Ter-Ron Farms Get-A-Grip Bull & Select Female Sale, Forestburg, AB March 18 Duralta Bull Sale, Vegreville, AB March 18 Bowerman & Guest Bull Sale, Meadow Lake, SK March 18 CD Land & Cattle & Guests Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 19 Signature Series Bull Sale, Brooks, AB March 22 U2 Ranch Bull Sale, High River, AB March 23 Reich Angus Two Year Old Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB March 24 Soo Line Cattle Co Bull Sale, Midale, SK

March 25 Wright /Double F Cattle Co Bull Sale, Prince Albert, SK March 25 Thistle Ridge Bull Sale, Taber, AB March 26 Bar Double M Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 26 Buck Lake Ranch Bull Sale, Strathmore, AB March 26 Northern Alliance Bull Sale, Vanderhoof, BC March 28 Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB March 28 49th Parallel Bull Sale, Mankota, SK March 30 CU Ranch Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 31 Brylor Ranch 40th Annual Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB April 1 Triple J Farms Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK April 2 Rancher’s Choice Black Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB April 2 Cattle Creek Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK April 2 Lauron Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale, Olds, AB April 2 Dunford Royal Bull Sale, Listowel, ON April 2 Crescent Creek Bull & Female Sale, Goodeve, SK April 2 Rainbow Hills Ranch Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB April 2 Ranch Raised & Ready Angus Bull Sale, Central Butte, SK April 2 Manitoba Bull Test Station Bull Sale, Douglas, MB April 2 Towaw/Rainbow Bull Sale, Sangudo, AB April 2 Chopper K/Majestic Bull Sale, Alameda, SK April 4 Hamilton Farms Bull Sale, Cochrane, AB April 4 Eastondale Bull & Female Sale, Wawota, SK April 5 Blairs.Ag Pursuit of Excellence ‘11 Bull Sale, Sedley, SK April 5 Windy Willows Bull Sale, Hodgeville, SK April 6 Peak Dot Ranch Bull Sale, Wood Mountain, SK April 6 Eldorado Red Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB April 6 Howe Red Angus / Whitecap Charolais Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK April 7 Crowfoot Cattle Co Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Standard, AB April 7 Daines Bull & Heifer Sale, Innisfail, AB April 8 Fertile Valley Black Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK April 9 Six Mile Red Angus Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK April 9 Blue Collar Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK April 11 Select Genetics Bull Sale, Herbert, SK

April 12 Rodgers Red Angus Bull Sale, Brooks, AB April 12 Lacombe Bull Sale, Lacome, AB April 12 Top Cut Bull Sale, Mankota, SK April 13 Cooke Livestock Bull Sale, Blackie, AB April 13 Rivercrest - Valleymere Bull Sale, Alliance, AB April 13 Flying K Ranch Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK April 14 Badlands Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB April 14 T Bar K Ranch Bull Sale, Wawota, SK April 14 South View Ranch Bull Sale, Ceylon, SK April 16 Cornerstone Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK April 16 Olds Spring Classic Jackpot Show, Olds, AB April 16 Short Grass Bull Sale, Aneroid, SK April 18 Moose Creek Bull Sale, Kisbey, SK April 20 Fleming Stock Farms & Guests Bull Sale, Granum, AB April 21 Working Man’s Angus Bull Sale, Stettler, AB April 27 Chinook Junior Stock Show, Claresholm, AB April 30 Deer River Bull Sale, Brooks, AB June 4-5 Alberta Angus Weekend Event Hall of Fame Gala & Awards Alberta Angus Annual General Meeting, Madden, AB June 9-12 Canadian Angus Association Annnual General Meeting, Clear Lake, MB July 9-17 Summer Synergy Junior Showcase, Olds, AB July 21-23 Showdown 2011, Weyburn, SK July 29-30 C.R.A.P.S. Tour, Lanigan - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan August 7-9 Alberta Junior Angus Show, Bashaw, AB September 10 GAPS Sale, Maxwell, ON September 30 Black Magic Sale, Olds, AB Sept 30 - Oct 2 Olds Fall Classic Show, Olds, AB October 8-15 World Angus Secretariat Technical Meeting Buenos Aires, Argentina October 21-22 Red Roundup, Red Deer, AB October 29 LLB Angus Sale, Erskine, AB October 31 Remington Land & Cattle Co Select Female Sale, Del Bonita, AB November 4-12 Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB November 21-26 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

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