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"Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association" Dave Callaway

Regular Departments Alberta Angus Association ............................................................. 71 BC Angus Association ................................................................. 71 Canadian Angus Association Breed Development ........................ 79 Canadian Angus Association CACP Message ................................ 79 Canadian Angus Association CEO Message .................................. 77 Canadian Angus Association Commercial Outreach ................... 78 Canadian Angus Association President’s Message ......................... 75 Canadian Angus Association Rancher Endorsed Program ........... 78 Canadian Angus Foundation ........................................................ 36 Canadian Junior Angus Association President’s Message .............. 70 Dave’s Desk ............................................................................. 4 Events Calendar .......................................................................... 88 Manitoba Angus Association ......................................................... 72 Maritime Angus Association .................................................... 72, 73 Ontario Angus Association .......................................................... 72 Saskatchewan Angus Association ................................................. 71

Feature Articles Dick Turner - Feature Article ...................................................... 14 Alberta Angus Hall of Fame ....................................................... 28 Alberta Junior Angus Show ........................................................ 56 Beef Improvement Federation Symposium ................................. 75 Calgary Steer Classic .................................................................. 62 CAA - Auction Market of the Year .............................................. 65 Carcass Ultrasound 1 01 ...................................................... 66 Junior Angus Ambassador Competition .................................... 36 Livestock Markets Association of Canada ................................... 24 Manitoba Angus Gold Show .................................................... 44 Manitoba Summer Tour ............................................................ 62 Munton, Stan Obituary ............................................................ 64 Murphy, Frank Passes Away ....................................................... 67 Showdown 2010 ........................................................................ 48 Wine Wisdom ............................................................................ 26 Cover:Thank You to Tracy Jenkins for supplying our cover shot taken at the Jenkins Lazy U Ranch southeast of Pincher Creek, Alberta.


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Dave’s Desk

Farmers and cattlemen in particular are eternal optimists. We have to be. Why else would we stick with a business that requires hard labour 24/7 and dealing with droughts, floods and political BS year after year. Unfortunately most city folk seem to think all we do is complain about the weather and line up for government 'handouts', as they seem to be the only agricultural news headlines featured these days. But most urbanites would soon be brought back to reality (and have a heart attack in the process) if they had to come up with ready funds to purchase

a "new" used tractor, or pay the bulk fuel, fertilizer or feed bills we deal with on a daily basis. We've been saying for years that things in the cattle business have to improve, that "next year" will be better. Recent reports on cattle numbers and demand for product are indicating that perhaps "next year" may finally be here. Cattle prices are up and there's green grass in many areas that have not seen it for years. Elsewhere in this magazine you will read about the cost of hosting the World Angus Forum in Canada as reported at the CAA Annual Meeting in Halifax. When you analyze the figures, be sure keep these points in mind: e Canadian Angus Association was fortunate to receive a healthy amount of funds from their grant applications, due in part to the well documented success of the World Angus Forum. e WAF's small operating loss was the Canadian Angus Association's gain. e business conducted in Canada during the Forum and since is starting to pay dividends. If you did not export any genetics, others did or will, and that means more money available for Canadian breeders to spread around. Any export by anyone is good for the breed and business as a whole. e CAA Board of Directors, realizing the potential benefits of showcasing Canadian Angus at a

Canadian hosted Forum, allocated $240,000 to the WAF Committee. Only $77,958 of this allocation was used to stage the resulting almost $2 million event (with 'in-kind' services taken into account). Now just think about that for a moment. e WAF Committee decided in the beginning that they would not have their hands out constantly and 'fund raise' from breeders. ere were no auctions, nor pleas for money to cover the expenses associated with hosting a showcase of this magnitude. ose who attended the Forum paid, but even those costs were subsidized. e larger the attendance grew, from registrants and exhibitors alike, the larger that subsidization cost. But what a good and valuable challenge to have! Look at it this way. For less than it costs to feed a family of four at McDonald's each of you personally made one of the most successful gatherings of Angus breeders and displays of Angus cattle ever held in the world a reality - a feat that will be very hard, if not impossible, to duplicate in our lifetime. If only our governments could operate in the same manner. Combined with a positive outlook for this fall we really do have every reason to be optimistic. I'd say run with it!

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Dick Turner

Angus promoter, breed builder & friend The entire cattle community and the Angus fraternity in particular was saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Dick Turner. The history of the Angus breed in Canada was greatly influenced by his larger than life presence. Always upbeat, honest and friend to all, he will be greatly missed.

The year was 1951, a twenty-one year old by the name of Dick Turner was summoned to the office of the Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba. The young man's marks were passing but the Dean expected more commitment, more effort; the Dean, Grant MacEwan, felt the young scholar should take a year off to evaluate his career and consider putting more effort toward his degree. With his finances dwindling young Turner opted for time off and became a weekly radio livestock reporter for the stockyards in Winnipeg. With some diligence and a little success over a couple of years he was soon noticed and invited to work for the Winnipeg based Free Press Weekly as an agriculture reporter. Little did he know the road that was to unfold before him. The Free Press was 'The' paper to be employed by at that time, with a paid circulation larger than 600,000 farmers and ranchers across Canada. The young man had 'arrived' with a major career at his feet. His destiny was unfolding, as it should. It was the beginning of a 55 year career in livestock publishing. Turner stayed with the Free Press from '54 through to 1971 and became agriculture editor. He traveled tirelessly from summer to fall each year covering, "about 55 class A & B fairs across the land, each was about three intense days, then we'd pick up and move on to the next. That's when the number one highway from Moose Jaw to Calgary was mostly a gravel road." In this role, Dick saw his share of drought, dusty roads, rain and early winters. Little did he know that the Free Press would be a primer, an apprenticeship for the next role that was waiting for him. When one trail ended, another one unfolded, as if by design. By '71 the Free Press was but a shadow of itself. The era of TV eroded advertising revenues and new publications proved fierce competition. The Free Press trail was coming to an end. The times they were a changing; and Turner cast Reprinted from the Spring 2009 issue of Angus World to commemorate Dick’s induction into the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame as a “Breed Builder”. Story by Lee Gunderson. Page 14

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his eyes to the West and livestock publishing as being fertile ground for his time and talent; so he collaborated with destiny and bought the Canadian Aberdeen Angus News (CAAN) for $1.00. The Canadian Angus Association, with John Willmot as President, found that the publishing business was a needless diversion of both cash and time. The board sought to dispense with its costly magazine ownership. With a willing wife (Shirley) and with only $50.00 in the bank, Dick became the new CAAN publisher in 1971 and took over the publication which quickly grew to 11 issues per year and some herd reference issues up to 180 pages. The year 1975 saw full color introduced. With Glenn Good and Jim Mowbray as trusted magazine fieldmen, the publication became a widely accepted and respected breed magazine. Turner recalls, "My meeting at the Regina Bull Sale one year with four Angus sale promoters led to my further involvement on a serious basis with the breed. One thing led to another and eventually I had an invitation to buy and turn the CAAN around which we did. It was no small job but we worked at it and applied all I knew of the fundamentals of PR and publishing. My wife and I have 48 happy years behind us, 3 children and 10 grandchildren. I've taken it all one day at a time and have tended to let tomorrow take care of itself. I was on the road half the year from the Maritimes to B.C. Some years on the Alberta circuit we'd have 11 sales in 12 days; I'd work ring, take sale photos, sell and write up ads and editorial, travel to the next sale and publish a magazine on top of it all; it was day and night but we never counted the hours. I never pretended to be a cattleman, but I was a people person. It was the hearts and souls of the cattlemen, the friendships that made it all worth while. The Angus breeders and commercial cattlemen have been fantastic. It was all about people; in a way we never worried about the cattle, they would take care of themselves. We took care of the breeders and the breeders took care of the cattle; most breeders saw a great future unfolding and they made that future a reality. Our goals were Angus World

the same; we only worked in different ways to realize them. While much has changed since I sold the publication in 1989, many breeders tell me they look back to those years with fond memories of the publication and the niche it occupied. That has brought some deep satisfaction." Dick adds, "I usually don't express personal views. I was taught early on that I existed to write the facts, not editorialize or express my personal opinions. I kept a low profile and always tried to be objective. I never sold 'myself', instead I focused on the breeders and the building of the breed. I was an 'old school' journalist. Livestock publishing is like farming and ranching, it was never a get rich quick scheme, it's a way of life. The rewards are intangible. It's about quality of life and relationships." All of this coming from a semi-retired publisher who broke his femur in six places by delivering a letter on behalf of the southern Alberta Angus Club so he could save them the .49 cents for a postage stamp. "I had bought the CAAN in 1971, leaving the Free Press, and then in December 1974 moved West with my wife where the 'action' and cost-effective printers could be found. I knew staying in Ontario was not an option. The years started to go by quickly." Turner was one of the first magazine publishers to travel to the Maritime Angus events, and made the annual treks in blizzards via TCA 4 engine Northstars. "I covered sales, meetings, sold ads, wrote features and news and showed no favorites. I tried to be impartial. And I can say I've had my share of good whisky and lots of fine home-cooked meals by farm wives wherever I've traveled. My goodness, I once hit 300 lbs. But the hospitality I was shown was the finest in this nation." When Red Angus genetics were introduced to the Angus breed Turner welcomed the new breeders as the Red Angus added more herds and advertising to his publication. Yet opposition by Black Angus breeders to opening the herd registry to the new color was fierce. Turner adds, "Reds were a real asset. And commercial cattlemen who saw their promising future with purebred Red Angus as a maternal cross with Herefords were the investors in the first imports. Time has proven how successful that cross was and continues to be. Red Angus commercial and purebred acceptance has been the twin driving force for the breed over the past 35 years. Those Red Angus pioneers: Lukacs, Rodgers, Glaisters; Mackenzies, Sibbalds and Seamans were primarily commercial men who invested wisely in a winning concept. Time has shown Red genetics are the right fit and everyone benefited: the breed, the commercial men and the CAAN. Looking back I made a decent living and thousands of friends across Canada and the world. Over the years Shirley and I organized three world forum tours. Breeders like Jim and Jean Brown remember many of those trips."

"Livestock publishing is a lot like farming or ranching. Some years you make a few dollars and the other years you end up giving it back. Money helps but it doesn't bring happiness. Somehow politicians, markets and weather always play central roles in magazine profitability. If we could solve those three issues simultaneously livestock publishers would be millionaires. I was sorry to see what happened with BSE, but we have to realize that ag producers are a dwindling rural minority. Politicians and the public don't care about agriculture as long as they have plates full of cheap food. Our beef prices are no better than the '80's with costs that have gone out of sight. But with no food shortages, 'who cares' is about all we can expect. For the most part its one sort of mass panic after another from bird flu, to BSE; to swine flu now affecting pork consumption. As we all know, agricultural production was and continues to be a difficult industry to make a living at. You work hard, take calculated gambles and hope that over the long haul your values and hard work are rewarded. Agriculture and publishing provide no guarantees." "Most of our ag problems can be traced to apathy in consumers and politicians who believe in a cheap food policy. Food producers are in the minority and the future, as I see it, has more industry consolidation ahead on all agriculture fronts, not just in cattle." Dick used to smoke heavily; he recalls the back seat of his Free Press car catching fire one day. So he pulled over and yanked the smoking seat out and dumped it on the side of the road. An old farmer stopped, took a can out of his truck with some backup radiator water in it, dumped it on the fire, and without saying a word drove off in his old truck. Dick adds, "That's how it was in those days. People just did what had to be done without wasting a whole lot of words and analysis. I tried to keep my editorial and opinions as objective and impartial as I could. At least that was my intent." Over the years Turner has traveled millions of miles by car and plane. And it came to pass in 1989 that he sold CAAN to the CAA. Once Turner made a trip to see Tony Markus (Angus King of the North at The Pas), and he recalls trips to the Royal Winter Fair with his kids at side. They were safe on their own under the big roof to wander all day as Dick covered the event: never a second thought was given to their safety as long as they didn't leave the protection of the roof. Times surely have changed from those golden days long ago. Dick doesn't regret a moment: "My philosophy is to take one day at a time. Let tomorrow take care of itself, and it always somehow does. The years have a way of mellowing all things and I look back at the friends, the sales, the miles and my life and there are few regrets. As a seasoned publisher you get a pretty good feel for people and issues and the politics of association owned breed magazines. Over the years I've seen that associations aren't masters of PR, journalism, sales and the myriad issues related to publishing. They are better off

taking care of cattle registrations. John Willmot saw the CAA struggling with a breed owned magazine and he was instrumental in finding hands to safely shepherd the breed magazine, knowing its vital role. We took the chance and worked like heck; we had lots of fun and it was profitable. I seldom had a breeder default on an ad payment through all those years. It says something about the integrity of the breeders, about the good will involved in publishing. As breed ambassadors we worked hard to keep it that way. That really is the intangible, yet most valuable part of a breed magazine." After Dick sold the CAA News in 1989 he started the Angus Leader; a small publication for select breeders. For ten years he published the Alberta Shorthorn News and even wound up in the ostrich sale management business as well as an ostrich magazine "Those get rich quick niches included Elk, Bison, Ostrich, Llamas, miniature donkeys and all were boom/bust get rich quick schemes. None of them could sustain the interest or long-term economic viability of dairy or beef." Dick recalls the fond relationships he's had with men like Don Matthews of Highland Stock Farms; and the time Glenn Good bet on the future of Angus when he bought the entire Don Wood Farm Angus herd in 1977 from George Nachtegaele, "It was a gutsy move. He had an eye for cattle, was an excellent fieldman and highly regarded by breeders far and wide. Glenn correctly saw the future of that herd and the breed." Turner adds, "It was the Saskatchewan breeders that put the bloom on the Angus feeder calf market. I never foresaw the great Angus wave coming that they did. Larry Gross of Wiwa Creek Angus identified a slow Angus bull market; he felt that bull buyer demand could be increased by promoting sales with large volumes of Angus and Angus X feeders. He was right in his assessment. Order buyers were after more than 8 or 10 head, they wanted volume Angus feeder calves sales (thousands of head, not just a few hundred) where they could buy liner loads of calves. Understanding just how large this demand was and could be was critical to supplying the growing demand for the

breed. Several auction markets got behind this concept and backed those large sorted Angus calf sales. Men like Roy Rutledge and Jim Wilson. This was the beginning of the breed's ability to drive demand for a hot Angus feeder calf market which positively impacted bull sales and Angus commercial heifer prices. In turn they stimulated purebred prices and we saw a wave of purebred breeder expansion. This expansion across Canada continued through the 1990's and into the next century unabated. Brian Good's work as CAA fieldman continues to promote and grow commercial acceptance." Turner adds, "John Willmot of Pense, Saskatchewan decided early on that Angus had a future; but he had practical ideas that he put to work that impacted the growth in practical ways. He was a visionary but also a doer. He was President of CAA at least twice and also served as President of the Saskatchewan Angus and Ontario Association as well. Along the way he also found time to help raise seven children and run a farm. He was a true 'visionary.'� As Dick looks around his office he sees many testimonials he has received over the years, not the least would be when he was named a "Breed Builder: by the Alberta Angus Association a couple of years ago and a "Turner Roast" from the Southern Alberta Angus Club four years ago. He has also been honored by the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society, the Bashaw Agricultural Society, the Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders' Association, the Alberta Shorthorn Association and several livestock sale organizations. Turner notes, "Almost every news story is the writer's opinion. The news we consume today is mostly editorials clothed as fact. The public is not able to know the difference." Turner is among the last of a vanishing era of independent livestock publishers. His broad smile, sense of humor and decades of experience are now committed (with wife Shirley) to enjoying his 10 grandchildren. He does not dwell on the past; instead he looks to today and how he can make the time he has left count the most, guiding those he loves as they confront an uncertain future.

The Dick Turner Family as of December 2007: Dick, (back row with tie) wife Shirley on his right; daughter Barbara Marino of Coaldale, AB and her four children; son Keith and his wife Janet and their two children of Lethbridge, AB and son Bryan and his wife Kathy of Grand Prairie, AB and their four children. Photo by Chris Yauck. Angus World Herd Reference 2010* Page 15

Dick Turner

Memories & Anecdotes From across Canada . . . The perpetual “Turner Trophy” has been presented each year since its inception to the Champion of the Maritime Junior Angus Show

Left: Rob Smith presents Dick’s portrait at the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame Gala. The portrait is on display at the CAA office.

RICHARD “DICK” TURNER of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Shirley Turner, passed away at the Chinook Regional hospital on Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the age of 80 years. Dick was born in Quebec City on May 26, 1930, a great grandson of Sir A.T. Galt, a Father of Confederation and founder of Lethbridge, and grandson of Lt. General Sir Richard Turner, VC. At the age of 10, he moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba where he completed his education. It was while working for the Winnipeg Free Press Weekly as Farm Editor and farming near Ashern, Manitoba, Dick met his future wife, Shirley. Married in 1960, and raising a family at Birds Hills, they eventually moved to Toronto, Ontario in 1966 where he became the Eastern Farm Editor. In 1972, Dick purchased the Aberdeen Angus News. Over the years, he logged thousands of miles – both on the road and across fields, on major highways and back country roads that were rarely found on a map. He covered shows and sales, field days and auction’s, took “millions” of pictures and made lifelong friends. He never tired of travelling, often taking one of his children with him. For him, the reward was the people that were at the end of the journey. He never offered advice unless asked and then would bend over backwards to help anyone who needed it. In 1974, Dick and his family moved to Alberta as more and more of his travels brought him to that province. Continuing to publish the Canadian Angus News, he became a member of the Southern Alberta Angus Club, the Southern Alberta Cattle Breeders, and because he still had a spare minute, he joined the Lethbridge Rotary Club where he was an active member until his passing. He also branched out into other areas when he spent a few years publishing the Shorthorn News and an Ostrich magazine. While proud of his professional accomplishments, first and foremost in Dick’s life was his family. His absolute devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren was unrivalled. It would be impossible to count how many hockey, basketball, soccer, volleyball, baseball games, swim meets and dance recitals he attended. He rarely missed regardless of the time or the location. Soccer game in Denver, Colorado – no problem, let’s go. Dick was a man of integrity. He had a farmer’s code where hard work and honest sweat were the building blocks of a person’s character. He was both honest and honourable in his values and never wavered from his beliefs. It didn’t matter how busy he was, there was always time to sit and visit, whether over coffee or a cold beer. He will be so truly missed. Besides his wife of 49 years, Dick is survived by his daughter Barbara Marino (Jamie) of Lethbridge, and their children, Raina, Ryley and Myriah; son Keith (Janet), also of Lethbridge, and their children Troy and Kristen, and son Bryan (Kathy) of Grande Prairie and their children, Brady, Brandin, Dakota and Dallas; his sister Diana Bouchard (Jacques) of Montreal and brother David of Grafton, Ontario, plus numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was pre-deceased by his parents Harold and Muriel Turner and granddaughter Leisha Marino. A Memorial Service was held 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at St. Augustine Anglican Church in Lethbridge with Canon James Robinson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association 210D, 12 A St. N., Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2J1 or the Canadian Cancer Society 317-10th St. S., Lethbridge, AB, T1J 9Z9. Page 16

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Thanks to the many who took time to share their memories of Dick - a true testament to his impact and high regard the Angus community. It was regretful to hear of the passing of our friend Dick Turner. Dick was a great promoter of Angus cattle, and he gave great support and advertising to Maritime cattle in the 1970's and 80's. Eastern Angus cattle were not well known across Canada until Dick started coming east to help promote shows and sales. He was often the photographer, pedigree man, and the bidtaker for our Maritime sales. His support and helpfulness was always appreciated, and Maritime Angus events were often scheduled when Dick could be there. Dick was very fond of Junior events and he gave the Champion trophy to the first Junior heifer show in the Maritimes and the perpetual 'Turner' trophy is still being presented each year. Dick was always sociable with everyone, and we'd enjoy his hearty laughter and story-telling. I feel I speak for all Maritimers when I say Dick Turner was 'Mr. Angus' in the Maritimes when he travelled here. Frank Mutch Earnscliffe Angus Farm

Dick Turner was ‘Mr. Angus’ in the Maritimes When Dave asked me to write a few things about Dick, I was truly honored. Dick was a real true and genuine friend of our family, especially my dad. Dad worked with Dick in the 70’s and 80’s and produced the Angus News. Dad spoke very highly of Dick’s knowledge of the magazine business and of his superb people skills. Dick was like my dad, and stuck with the Angus, when Angus weren't very popular. Guys like Dick Turner, Larry Gross, Frank Slezina, Jim Miller, Tom Hamilton, Earl Switzer, Jim Brown, Glenn Good and many, many more stuck with the Angus when the going was tough. Thanks to all Dick’s hard work and dedication, it has led us to all our great successes in the cattle business today. I will always remember Dick saying to me in his booming voice at a show or sale " It's about time you showed up" even though you have been there for hours. Dick Turner was a real TROUBADOUR and a mentor to me and my family. The Angus business is where it is today because of the leadership, skills and persistence of great leaders, and Dick Turner goes right to the top in this department. Brian Good

A big man with a clear voice & a warm greeting I first met Dick Turner in Ontario about 1965 when we both lived in Ontario. Dick worked for the Family Herald magazine at the time as a reporter on the Agricultural beat. When I was President of the Canadian Angus Association in about 1969-70 the Association wanted to hire someone to produce it’s magazine known at the time as the “Angus News”. I approached Dick to see if he would be interested and he said he was. We set up a meeting to formulate a contract between Dick and the Association. I remember the meeting with Dick, myself and Tom Hays Jr., who was a lawyer for Dick and helped draft a contract. It was Tom Hayes Jr.’s first job as a lawyer, as he had just graduated from law school. Shortly after this time, Dick moved to Lethbridge, AB and I moved to Pense, SK. I remember our move in August of 1973 to Saskatchewan and Dick’s help to me on our exciting trip. We lost our baggage off the top of the car and we had two mature Newfoundland dogs with eleven baby puppies in the car with two screaming boys. I was about at my wits end but we stopped at Dick’s cottage at Kenora, Ontario and was able to settle myself down. It was Dick’s kindness and the fact he was there at the time that we were able to continue our trip. I was proud and glad that I had something to do with bringing Dick into the Angus Fraternity. John Willmott Wilmo Angus Dick was a big man, with a clear voice and a warm greeting and a friend to all at every meeting. Dick always attended fall fairs in Ontario gathering livestock results to publish in the Winnipeg Free Press. He also reported the grain harvest yield results in Western Canada and rather than take someone’s word at the coffee shop would go directly to the field and ride the combine to get the results. Malcolm Bailey is credited with giving Dick the nickname “Scoop” as he said he was always gathering information and recording it in a notebook. As I recall, Dick`s acquisition of the Angus News was in 1971, as Murray Fretz who was the General Manager of the Canadian Aberdeen Angus Association and publisher of the Aberdeen Angus News had purchased the American Aberdeen Angus Journal and was moving to Webster City, Iowa. During Dick`s annual farm tours, the Earley Farm was always a late afternoon stop as there was supper, toddies, and a bunk for the night. Dick`s bed happened to be a single bed that was a tad short for this gentle giant as his feet extended out over the end of the bed.

Lynda can verify this as one night there was a bat chasing episode with a broom that did disturb the big fellow. In 1973 Lynda and I had the pleasure of travelling for 10 days with Dick touring Angus herds in western Canada. He was on a 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule and we always made the required visits on the appointed times. We enjoyed many laughs on the road and many memories of friends gone by. Dick`s selection when order buying for me, was far superior to many other so called experts. He saw humor through the lens of his camera and we have some beautiful photographs as memories. In February of 1990, three days before my accident, we enjoyed skiing the slopes of Ferine with the Turner`s and we can recall a snow plow called Lynda spilling Dick in a roll that resembled a snowman. George & Lynda Earley Kerwood, Ontario Whenever I think of World Angus Forums, Dick Turner comes to mind. The first Forum I ever attended was in Scotland in 1977. Dick put together a whole travel package for the Canadian contingent. To keep us all together on the many legs of our journey he brought a hunting horn. Whenever we heard the horn, we headed for the bus, or gathered together to hear about our next adventure. By the time the trip was over, most of us were hoping he would lose the horn! That forum trip was so successful, Dick put together another package for New Zealand in 1981 and again for Argentina and Brazil in 1989. Both those trips were equally enjoyable and memorable. Dick and I were both Rotarians and often did our “make up” meetings while we were away. We enjoyed going to these meeting in other countries and met some interesting people. As we shared the same surname we were always taken for brothers. Dick was always the man behind the camera. He covered all the forums, therefore he is in very few pictures. He was at sales, field days, and meetings. Many times he came to B.C. to record our local events. Dick was an ardent promoter of the Angus breed and when I think of my years as an Angus breeder, his name always comes to mind. Alex Turner Qualicum Beach, British Columbia When we heard of Dick’s passing a lot of things came to mind. We have known Dick for a number of years. He was involved in our sale for 32 years and before that we did a lot of business. The main thing that comes to the top was that he was “one” of the many unsung heroes in the Angus fraternity. His family stood behind Dick when Angus cattle were not the preferred breed. He ran a very successful paper called the Angus News. He tried to represent every region of Angus World

Canada. Two years ago when I served as President, Gail and I stopped at Frank and Eva Mutch’s in P.E.I. The first question asked by Frank was if we had seen Dick recently. Frank started reminiscing about Dick’s annual trips to the Maritimes. In the conversation, the word “Scotch” would surface and I assured the Mutch’s Dick would still entertain a drink or two, we made sure of that. Dick was very supportive when the Angus feeder sales were started in Saskatchewan; he attended them faithfully. Dick was happy when the sale started in Medicine Hat; he loved that area because he thought Maple Creek and Medicine Hat were home to more Scotch drinkers than anywhere else. One of the main things I remember about Dick is when he would give the “Turner Holler” everyone was sure to pay attention and have their picture taken. Over the years Dick and I had many visits and he would always talk about his partner and wife, Shirley. Dick always praised Shirley for keeping him, the business, and the family going. Dick’s family was #1. Angus cattle were #1A. The livestock industry was #1B. Bob and Gail Switzer Sandy Bar Angus

Dick was always the man behind the camera Dick Turner will live in my mind forever. Dick was one of a very few men that was instrumental in allowing me to be a part of the Angus business in Canada. Over the years Dick became one of my mentors, a confidant, supporter, and most important of all a true friend. Dick was always quick to include me in the early years of my career, whether it was a visit in his office, or one of the countless road trips, to sales, shows, or herd visits. His advice to me was always very consistent, be yourself, and always remember that the world is much bigger than you are. Sage words that one can live by under any circumstance. Dicks’ love for the Angus breed and its’ people was only surpassed by his unconditional love, and pride for his family. He was always quick to bring me up to date regarding children, grandchildren, or the love of his life Shirley. One could go on forever, about Dicks’ booming voice, his total command of the English language, or his eloquent pen. Good times or otherwise Dick Turner always rode for the brand . . . unconditionally. Most certainly I can look at knowing Dick as one of the highlights of my life and career. Most certainly the cattle industry, and more over the Angus family, was definitely much the better for being able to have included Dick. Rest easy my friend. Brent Carey Carey Auction Services Herd Reference 2010*

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We will raise a glass in your honour & share a few good stories A phone call from Dave Callaway informing me of the passing of Dick Turner saddened me momentarily, and then I started to bring back the many memories of my numerous travels and hours of enjoyment spent with Dick – realizing he would want us to celebrate that aspect of his life, and not the sadness of his passing. That was Dick’s philosophy, that was his way of life, that was why he was a friend, and was welcomed wherever he traveled. My earliest recollection of meeting and getting to know Dick Turner was in 1958. I had just been commissioned by the Ontario Angus Association, as their secretary-fieldman, and editor of the Ontario Aberdeen-Angus News to travel the Western Canadian summer fair circuit, gathering news, photos, and advertising for the magazine with the hopes that we could make it a “Canada-wide” publication sponsored by the Canadian Angus Association. It so happened that Dick, at that time the Ag Reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, was on the same tour. His jovial personality immediately caused me to like and appreciate his outlook on life and his honesty in reporting what he saw, without editorializing on it. In later years, as secretary-manager of the Canadian Angus Association, as well as publisher of the Canadian Angus News, I had many occasions to work with Dick as a ringman at livestock auctions. Quite frankly, I did not really appreciate that aspect of the business, and Dick also quietly revealed to me that he did not totally enjoy himself around ringside either. I suspect it was because we both had a conscience that bothered us on occasion when we understood what was really going on between the auctioneer and ring staff! One of Dick’s favorite livestock events was the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. During the late ‘60’s before I moved to Iowa, we always took advantage of that time to renew old friendships and to catch up on each other’s lives. That, quite frequently, took place in the hospitality section reserved for the press and show exhibitors. What a great place to while away a few hours and trade stories! The longer we visited, the more atrocious the tales became. But, isn’t that how lasting friendships develop? I count it a privilege to have known Dick Turner as a friend and contemporary in the livestock publishing world. Murray Fretz Past General Manager of Canadian Angus Association Page 18

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A true friend of the Angus community, Dick Turner has passed away but won’t be forgotten. Dick Turner probably attended more cattle shows, World Forums, and sales, spent more hours visiting with livestock people, Angus breeders in particular than anyone I have known. One of Dick’s great accomplishments was the Canadian Aberdeen-Angus News; in this endeavor Dick traveled right across Canada making friends wherever he went. A very generous man in time and energy, he truly promoted the Angus breed and the people involved. Dick not only attended World Angus Forums, but also organized and led the tours. Being the editor and publisher of the Canadian Aberdeen-Angus News was Dick’s purpose in life for many, many years, he did a very commendable job, traveled Canada and produced the Angus News but most importantly promoted Angus cattle and Angus Breeders. It was a sad day when the Canadian Aberdeen-Angus Association expropriated the Angus News from Dick; but the true gentleman Dick was, he continued working closely with his Angus friends as well as friends in the Shorthorn and other breeds. Dick was a longtime and hardworking member of the Southern Angus Club and Rotary International. Dick was a real family man who worked hard supporting his children and grandchildren always setting a wonderful example, everything Dick did he put his full effort into it. The world has been made a better place with the efforts of such supporters of Angus endeavors as Dick Turner, Frank Slezina, Jim Brown, Norm Wade, Jim Hastie, Lloyd Pickard, Sam Henderson, Cyril & Toots Hochstein, Glenn Good, the heroes of my youth that are now passed on. Doug Henderson Lacombe, Alberta Where does one start recalling memories of a person as diverse as Dick Turner? My first encounter with Dick was back in the 1960’s. I was just beginning my Angus breeding program and getting my feet wet in cattle showing, Dick of course was making the rounds covering the show. The thing that always stuck out was he had time for anyone. He would always give out words of encouragement and advise. If you screwed up, he would tell you that too, but not in a nasty way. When we made the move to Alberta in 1978, one of our first trips to Lethbridge included looking up Dick at his office. The first words out of his mouth when we walked in were “I wondered where you kids had gotten to.” He remembered everyone and knew when someone wasn’t showing up at the usual events. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, in Dick’s case double this. Dick would wander about at whatever function he was at, with his camera around his neck, snapping pictures wherever it struck his fancy. His candid shots would out do any professional photographer. He attended our Angus World

first daughter Judy’s wedding, his gift was an album full of photos he snapped through the day. They were far more appreciated than those from the photographer we hired. Another memory would be Dick and his horn. No bus tour put on by the Southern Alberta Angus Club would be the same without Dick’s booming voice and a long loud blow on the horn to get everyone back on the bus and onto the next stop. A true Ambassador of the Angus breed and breeders. A true journalist by nature. Dick, you always be in our memories. I will have many Scotch’s in the future and fondly think of the many we had in the past, while sharing stories. So long old friend, you will be missed. Doug Allen Allencroft Angus Dick Turner was a pillar for the Maritime Angus Community. He traveled to the Maritimes on numerous occasion. Each time was eventful to say the least. Dick always had a humorous spin on everything. He was quick to tease and quick to take a joke. Dick donated a trophy to the Maritime Angus Field day, but it was more than a trophy. It was a symbol of his dedication to the Maritimes. Most people in the Maritimes bought an ad from him, just to have his presence for a while. To enjoy a shot of scotch and have a great laugh. Dick will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. We will raise a glass in your honour and share a few good stories. The Loane Family Kilmuir, PEI Dick was an ink-stained wretch. He travelled all over Canada writing on behalf of the livestock industry. The Angus breed was #1, but Dick took every opportunity to broadcast the good word about our livestock industry. I heard about Dick when he was in London with the Farmers’ Advocate where he met my father at the corner of Carling and Talbot. A nip or two straight out of the bottle (no glasses to wash), that was the first one! The last drinks I had with Dick were at Sandy Bar Ranch. Three chairs: Dick, Larry Gross, and myself before the sale. I never missed a chance to listen. There has never been a more enthusiastic booster of Angus cattle and folks there will never be another. Thanks for the memories Dick. Margaret and Bob Prestage Wicklow Angus

There has never been a more enthusiastic booster of Angus cattle & folks there will never be another

He helped many of us through some rugged times The Angus breed in Canada did not always enjoy the popularity that it does today. Dick Turner, with his Angus News, his commitment to the breed and its people, was a factor why we as breeders stayed the course. In the early 70's, we had an annual Saskatoon Fall Female Sale in Saskatoon. The day we were taking our consignments in, Dick was visiting at the farm, so he came with me. The weather wasn't great. Our plan was to unload, and then return home for supper. But when we came out of the Auction Mart, we were met by a full scale Saskatchewan blizzard. We couldn't leave the city, so we found a modest motel with a spartan room. Dick had a partial bottle of J&B Scotch (for emergency use only) and it came in handy that night. Morning and sale day came, with no great improvement in the weather. The ‘crowd’ (?) consisted mainly of consignors. Dick was the ring man. When Ben Blacklock sold the last animal, the average price was not quite a whopping $300.00! While we were licking our wounds, Dick was busy taking pictures, and giving the breeders words of encouragement. When the Angus News came out, the sale was written up and it sounded like a pretty good event. We all know that this was one of many similar situations that Dick faced as a journalist and Angus enthusiast. Because of his determination and commitment to the breed, he helped many of us through some rugged times. We are happy that he did see his confidence come to fruition with our breed becoming by far the most popular and sought after animal in the beef industry. Dick was a good man and friend. During the years that Bernice and I were active breeders, we always enjoyed our visits with him, at home and abroad at Angus functions. We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Shirley and family. Jake and Bernice Willms and all of us at Wilbar Dick Turner gone; it’s hard to believe. I knew who Dick was prior to 1970, but I think it was January 1970 that he bought the Angus News from the Angus Association, Jack Peaker became General Manager for the Association later that year. I was hired as fieldman for the Association in December 1969. The three of us met and flew from Toronto to Victoria in February 1970 for the Canadian Angus Association Annual Meetings. We have often recalled since how enthusiastic we were, and what a happy time that was. Air Canada was very glad to see us depart. When Jeannette and I were married in 1971 we invited Dick and Shirley and asked Dick to be our photographer. He turned us down, claiming he was not good enough, but in the end, we kept far

more of his photographs than the ones from the paid photographer. Dick was a great people person, and was a master at bringing people together. I remember well, in 1974, when he organized a trip from Ontario to the Boniagri Dispersal Sale in Manitoba, then on to Agribition. We flew to Winnipeg where he rented a station wagon car and eight of us, all fairly big guys, with baggage piled into it. George Earley and myself sat on the floor looking out the back window, and darn near froze. I was on rabies shots at the time and Dick had to drive me to a hospital everyday while we were away. What a friend he was. I have so many great memories of events and visits with him. He was not always treated fairly by everyone, yet I never once heard Dick say anything negative about anyone. It is said you are better to have a “cool” friend than an enemy, and Dick practised that faithfully. He was good at his work as a reporter, an editor and a publisher, and honest to a fault. Dick was so well known and respected by his friends from the Maritimes to the West Coast and beyond. He will be remembered by the thousands that knew him as a truly good man that would make you smile, and assure you that the glass was always at least half full every day. He spent a lot of time travelling and working to advance the Angus breed and its breeders, so to Shirley and his family, thank you for sharing his time with us, we all share some of your loss. Don Currie Glen Islay Angus Greeting, seems like the best way for me to start telling you about my memories about our dear friend, and champion of the Angus and Shorthorn breeds, which we became the best of friends with, our “Beloved Dick Turner”. There was just something about Dick that definitely made him, such a unique fellow . . . You knew when he was in a room, just by the sound of his laughter, and bellowing voice. He was always with his camera, taking pictures of people, and to get their attention he would just mooooooo! I met Dick, at an early age, through my father, as they travelled many miles together in Canada and the United States, promoting the Angus breed, and as I joined

the business as a teenager, it was natural for me to follow in their footsteps from show to show and place to place. Whenever you needed him for pictures, for an ad, or for a sale catalogue, he would always come and take the pictures. Travelling to show, I would drive with Dick, or he would drive along with me, just to save a little gas money. It didn’t matter where we travelled, he could point out where every Angus breeder lived. He always made the trips interesting because it was like listening to a living historian; he was always pointing out where people lived, what kind of cattle they had, when they got started, and bits about their farm and family lives. So travelling with Dick was something I sure enjoyed. Dick was gifted that way, and that’s what I thought made him an outstanding newsman. I had to admire a man who knew absolutely nothing about our business, and helped turn it into something the rest of the agricultural world admired, and respected. One trip in particular, with Dick and myself, we went down to the Q Ranch, because Dick was doing a story on the Kusler families as they had won the “Commercial Breeder of the Year” award. We were coming through the Cypress Park on the Alberta side. The wind was blowing snow across the highway, it was a dark and stormy situation, when all of a sudden we hit a patch of ice, and Dick trusted New Yorker, the one where he had close to a million miles on it, it skidded in a full circle, a full 360 degrees. Dick just kept on driving and didn’t miss a beat. I said, “Pretty good driving Dick,” and he says, “Yeah, this car’s always been good on ice.” Dick and his old wooden pipe would always puzzle me. He’d pull it out of his pants pocket, light it up, take a couple of good puffs out of that old pipe, and stick it back in his pocket. I never understood how he didn’t ever start himself on fire. One time at the Edmonton Farm Fair, he dressed up as Captain Hook, and you could not tell it was him, until you looked down at his Oxford dress shoes, and saw those black slip on rubber overshoes. Dick was not afraid of a challenge, including taking up the cause of the exotic Ostrich breeders. He became the publisher of the Ostrich Breeder’s magazine, and commented to me that it was hard taking pictures of ostriches, because he thought they all looked the same from one ostrich to another ostrich. Dick was a very honest man, if he didn’t get along with someone, he never let you know about it. He was fair to everyone. I wish everyone could have a friend like Dick Turner in their lives. He will be sadly missed by me and my family. Gary Slezina Southolm Angus Dick’s Angus legacy in print

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Dick took a special interest in Angus breeders & their families Our family was saddened to learn of the passing of Dick Turner this past week. Our memories of Dick go back many years, during the 1960’s Dick worked for the Free Press, a weekly farm paper. Dick was responsible for reporting on livestock shows and sales. It was at this time we got to know him and appreciate his detailed and interesting reports very much. During this time Dick took a strong interest in Angus breeders and their cattle. Years later, Dick became editor of a monthly Angus breed publication. Breeders cooperated and it was a success. Dick assisted us with our advertising plans, coming to the farm and taking pictures. One picture was of our Angus herd around the Riverbend, a picture that was used many times for Angus breed promotion. Dick took a special interest in Angus breeders and their families. Each month he had a section in his Angus magazine relating to Angus families and their activities, fellow breeders really enjoyed it. Dick was well liked, he was a people person. Along with fellow Angus breeders, Dick attended a number of World Angus Forums. He was a great ambassador for Canadian Angus. Recently Dick was awarded the Alberta Angus Association Hall of Fame ‘Breed Builder’ Award. He was a worthy recipient. He will be sadly missed. Bud, Barb, John & Susan McBride Riverbend Angus Dick Turner was a friend of ours and he will be sorrowfully missed. He wasn’t the kind of friend you talked to every week, but the mutual respect each of us had for the other made our visits at different sales, shows or Angus functions very entertaining. Dick Turner was a promoter and he thoroughly believed in Angus cattle (Red or Black) as well as the people who raised them! I first met Dick in 1968 when he was taking pictures for the Winnipeg Free Press Weekly at the Saskatoon Summer Show. His voice never changed as well as his stance for taking pictures never changed over the years. He did truly believe in our product (Angus) as he did write a few cheques buying critters in his career. He was also a very successful ostrich sale manager, getting in on the good times and finishing when we couldn’t get a bid of $5.00 a bird. Dick made a great trail boss on all Angus tours and when his booming voice said, “It’s time to go!”, we went! Dick Turner was a family man, the Angus fraternity was also his extended family. Thank you very much for the good times we spent together as well as making all 25 Haymaker Sales as well as all 20 Spring Classic Sales events. You will be missed! Dennis & Shelly Ericson Get-A-Long Stock Farm Page 20

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Dick Turner, the man, the legend, the promoter, the photographer, the journalist. How do mere words describe the man who had the impact on our breed that Dick did.???? My association with Dick Turner was relatively short compared to many in the industry but I was happy to be considered a friend by the giant of our breed promotion. Dick Turner had a circle of friends in the thousands and to be part of that circle was an honour. I met Dick at the first Maritime Angus Field Day I attended in 1988. The annual event was taking place at Temple Stewart’s Farm in Hampshire Meadows, PEI. Daughter Lisa was to represent Nova Scotia in the Miss Angusette competition. Being a relative unknown in Angus circles at that time and a genuine ‘newbie’ to the world of Angus activities I really did not know many at the event. One of the first to make himself known to me and our family was Dick - guess he could spot a ‘greenhorn’ a mile away !! In no time flat he had determined where we lived and other vital information about us. At many of the Annual meetings of the Angus Association since that first ‘Maritime encounter’ I have had the pleasure of ‘catching up’ on the news with Dick Turner. His absence at the recent meeting in Halifax was noted by many. My last conversation with him was at the Maritime booth at the World Angus Forum in 2009. Ever the journalist, the friend, he checked out our Maritime slide show and inquired about many of the Maritime stalwarts of the Angus breed. When I turned the conversation to the topic of his recent recognition and accolades from the Alberta Angus Association he humbly made some comment about them getting too flowery with all their praise. But besides my personal friendship with Dick Turner, I have been reminded each spring of his support of our Maritime Juniors. At the Maritime Angus Junior Show the perpetual trophy awarded to the Champion heifer of the day is the ‘Dick Turner Award’. This impressive trophy has been on the go for thirty-one years. We are now into second generation recipients of this trophy. A few years ago we ‘ran out of space’ to put name plates on the original trophy so we had a local craftsman add a second level to the base of the trophy. Young people and their families have a very tangible reminder of the support we Maritimers had in the man Dick Turner. In keeping with Dick’s wishes the annual recipient receives a ‘keeper trophy’ to show their prowess in the Junior Heifer show for the year they won. Dick was a promoter and supporter of every thing Angus and he recognized that the future of our breed lies in support of our youth-hence the perpetual Dick Turner Award for the champion Angus heifer of the annual Maritime Junior Heifer Show. We have all lost a true friend and an undisputed giant and legend of our breed. Betty Lou Scott Windcrest Farm Angus World

Dick Turner’s photo as it appeared by his widely-read “Cogitator” editorial A highlight of each magazine was “The Column” containing tid-bits & news of Angus families Dick Turner was one of those people who never said he was too busy to take on a task if he was needed to help someone or an Association. He always had an opinion on any subject with which he was familiar, and those were many with his broad exposure. We, as Angus breeders, organized the Southern Alberta Angus Club some sixty years ago and took turns at being secretary, which was a responsible position and took time to keep the organization active. Eventually Dick took on the position and did a very masterful job for some years. Dick was a natural leader and tour guide, whether it was a local tour or the World Angus Forum. You could count on him watching the clock and the group under his direction listened to his fog horn when it was time to get boarded on the bus. His fog horn was really a big cows’ horn hollowed out. When it came time to load out and move Dick would blow the horn which you could hear for a quarter of a mile with a warning that if you missed the bus that it would be a long walk to the next stop. Needless to say, nobody missed the bus! Dick enjoyed his work and liked to visit with breeders large and small. He travelled from the Maritimes to the Pacific coast to get stories from breeders and fair & sale results with which he filled the Angus News. While he was a excellent judge of livestock, his business was not conducive to judging. However, I would have had a good deal of confidence in his opinion and absolute confidence in trusting him with my bid at a sale. Dick was a family man and was extremely proud of his family. He raised and educated his family and helped raise his grandchildren when their parents were taking extra courses of training with great assistance from Shirley, to whom I always gave a great deal of credit. Dick will be missed by all that were fortunate enough to have been acquainted with him. Orrin Hart Wilbar Angus

Dick was a great trail boss & when his booming voice said “It’s time to go!”, we went!

He took our wedding pictures using the same bawling calf sound to get ears In the early 70’s Geis Angus Farm purchased three purebred Angus 4-H heifers and a bull “Ed Rene Marshall”. Dick Turner from the Angus News came to see us as new Angus breeders and take pictures. This turned into our 1st of many visits around our kitchen table, how that 1st visit developed into such a great relationship. Dick played a very important part in all our sales, he missed very few. Within a week of the sale you could be sure to receive a bundle of pictures in the mail, as he was master of capturing people and cattle at their best. Dick has given us many pictures that are treasured memories. No road was to long or weather bad enough for Dick to travel to the next Angus function, big or small. Kim remembers how Dick would always comment on how many extra steps she would have to take to keep up to her Dad across the field as their family toured the cattle at many field days. Our relationship with Dick was very special, he took our wedding pictures, using the same bawling calf sound to get ears, keeping our wedding party and guests amused as he did at all the cattle functions. In 2007 we were honored into the Angus Breeders Hall of Fame. The most memorable part of that day was being honored along side Dick Turner as he was awarded the Breed Builder. We have always called Dick the greatest Ambassador of the Angus Breed in his time. We will miss you Dick very much and feel very fortunate to have been part of his life. Brian, Kim, Jenna & Robert Geis Angus Farms Many years ago. when we were new to the province of Alberta and Canadian Angus. Dick made it his business to get to know both us and our program. Thus began our advertising program and a friendship that held steadfast over the years, whether in good times or bad. Dick always found the good in everything and everyone, never dwelling on the negative. Despite some rough times with the industry and breed politics, his positive attitude made him a trusted friend to all. Upon hearing his raised voice say “People!” you knew whatever function you were at was ready to begin, or the bus was about to leave, or it was just time to be quiet and pay attention. He was always there with a willing hand and camera at the ready with the incredible talent of remembering everyone’s name. A loyal supporter you could always count on. John & Jan Lee & Family Chico Ranches Ltd.

From the very first meeting I had with Dick, his wonderful personality, his openness, and his sincerity were very evident and traits that were never lost. Dick was a monumental Angus enthusiast whose influence was shared with many an Angus person. I for one was given an opportunity to work with Dick through the “Angus News” magazine. Through these formidable years working with breeders I was encouraged, supported and enabled to learn that service was one of the true values offered and rewarded. Dick allowed personal development and business relationships to flourish, all while he patiently watched and supported. For this opportunity I will always be grateful. The commitment that Dick brought forward to the community, to Angus activities, to the Angus breed, to the development of Angus breeders, to the Angus News publication and above all to his family - I am proud to have shared these many gifts. The sustained service that Dick Turner provided us with only shows us how important this great man was. Images of Dick’s durability, the soft thoughtful man, the camera in hand, the celebrations shared with many and his integrity are life standards that most all of us can only strive for and envy. Those of us, and there are many, who experienced a special relationship with Dick Turner, understand why he will always be held in highest esteem. A true Angus gentleman Thank-You Dick. Rob Holowaychuk Optimal Bovines Inc. I have many memories of Dick and his old camera. He made as many miles as anyone I know promoting his magazine the Angus News. He also promoted two other things as well as anyone too. Angus cattle (Red & Black) and the people. He truly loved both! I especially admire Dick’s own concept, the ‘All Canadian’ Angus Sale held for many years at Lacombe. Thank you so much Dick, for all the loyalty and dedication you gave to all Angus breeders across this great country of ours. Bryan Mackenzie Brylor Ranch I was truly saddened to hear the news of Dick Turner's passing. I have known Dick for many years and shared many joyous moments with him at various Angus events. He was an excellent journalist and one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the Aberdeen Angus breed we had. Angus breeders across Canada certainly benefitted from his presence at our functions and he is missed. I extend my sincere sympathy to Shirley. David Sleigh Mount Albert, Ontario Angus World

Dick Turner indeed was Mr. Angus. He travelled the length and breadth of this country promoting a breed that lacked popularity and participation. As fate would have it the breed gained in popularity because of its characteristics. The participation in the breed improved in no small part because of Dick Turner. As young Angus breeders we noted the new owner of the Canadian Angus News was enthusiastic and committed to the breed. He encouraged us to not only raise exceptional Angus, but to be exceptional breeders, to participate in the political and social side of the Angus breed. Dick undoubtably gave this same advice to many young breeders and what a breed he helped to build! Thanks old friend and good-bye. Dyce & David Bolduc Cudlobe Angus

Dick Turner indeed was Mr. Angus

When travelling with Dick in his million mile Chrysler, you could always tell when he was getting tired. He smoked a pipe at that time. He would light the pipe , poke the fire and ashes down with his index finger,then run his hands through his hair. When asked why he did that, he answered, 'I can wash my hair when I get there but I'm not about to wash a bunch of clothes OR be late for the party.” Another thing I remember about Dick when our two families went skiing together in Fernie you could always hear where he was. If his balance was a little off, all you had to do was watch for the huge puff of snow to know what happened. Also he was the only man who could get on skis and snowplow in a straight line from top to bottom, then look up the hill and say: 'Look, I never even left a track in the snow'. If you think Dick wasn't excited when he and our oldest son were flying to the Maritimes, you should have heard him when Brad said he was allergic to brazil nuts:' But where is your medication if something happens?' Reply was "Oh, it is underneath in my baggage.' Being very concerned as Dick usually is, he was much relieved when they had landed and had access to the luggage. All went well but Dick & Shirley never forgot the scare. Our family truly have very fond memories of Dick ! Jerry Virginillo Coaldale, Alberta Herd Reference 2010*

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He loved a good story & a good laugh Some random thoughts about Dick. I was honoured that Dick was able to make, which at the time was probably difficult, the journey to Crossfield to introduce me at the Alberta Angus Gala in June. For the past forty some years Dick has been a good friend, advisor and authority on all things Angus, to me and probably to many Angus enthusiasts. Although not a breeder, he tirelessly promoted the breed with more enthusiasm than most of us. I shall miss the many discussions we have had over the years, occasionally accompanied by our favourite beverage. Mike Rodgers Lone Tree Ranching When Dick Turner was growing up in Manitoba they kept Shorthorn cattle, so that years later when he became professionally involved with the breed it was with a sense of coming home. He always retained a real affection for the red, white and roans. In Spring 1990 Dick launched the Alberta Shorthorn Booster, that soon took in, peripherally, Saskatchewan and British Columbia as well. Though on a modest budget it was a model of a breed journal; professional in every way, tasteful, well-designed, informative and comprehensive in reporting breed events. Also entertaining: for example, most issues included a crossword puzzle featuring Shorthorn cattle names, herd names and history. Above all, the Alberta Booster gave the breeders the sense of being together in a common enterprise. The Booster was also circulated to individual subscribers across Canada, the USA and overseas. The last edition was May 2000. But Dick did more than report the news - he was also involved in making it. At sales he would work the ring, announce shows, clerk if necessary, put up panels, photograph all aspects of breed happenings from annual banquets to field displays - whatever needed doing he was there. In the course of producing the magazine, he traveled many thousands of miles, visiting every Shorthorn breeder in Alberta, getting to know their programs, and forming many friendships that lasted long after his formal association with the breed. He valued this as the best part of his work. Patient, helpful, self-effacing, Dick was both good-natured and good humored. He loved a good a story and a good laugh. In 2004, the Alberta Shorthorn Association, at its annual meeting recognized Dick Turner with the award, “Friend of the Breed”. Phillip Butterfield Butterfield Shorthorns

Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship established The Canadian Angus Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association, has established a new scholarship fund in memory of Dick Turner, a legend in the Canadian Angus breed. Dick is known throughout the country for his work photographing and chronicling two and in some cases three generations of Angus breeders. Dick was a tireless supporter of the breed and its people and was known to encourage young breeders especially. Friends of Dick who wish to contribute to the scholarship can make contributions by cheque or credit card. Cheques should be made payable to Canadian Angus Foundation - Dick Turner Scholarship. They can be given to any Canadian Angus Association or Canadian Angus Foundation Director or can be mailed

to the Canadian Angus Association office at 142, 6715 8th Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7. Visa and Mastercard payments can be made by phone (1-888-571-3580). All donations will be acknowledged and will receive an income tax receipt. The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical restoration. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association. More information about the Foundation’s programs can be found on their website at & Angus World have teamed up to say THANKS to our loyal supporters. Enter online or by regular mail & you could win a $100 gift certificate to The Keg Steakhouse! The catch? All that is required is the registration number of ONE purebred Angus animal registered to you - any female or bull in your herd or one purchased for your commercial operation.

Enter today & when you head to town for a sale, a show or for any old reason, you could enjoy a great meal on us. Enter online at: or send your name, phone number & address along with the number of one Angus animal registered to you or your operation to: Angus World, P.O Box 177, Stavely, AB T0L 1Z0. One entry per person please.

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Livestock Markets Association of Canada- Hall of Fame The Board of Directors of Livestock Markets Association (LMAC) of Canada has developed a new and exciting recognition program entitled The LMAC Hall of Fame Award. The Association would like to recognize a person within the livestock marketing industry whose individual outstanding contribution of time, effort and skill has resulted in improving livestock marketing in Canada. This prestigious award will be based on the individuals’ achievements and their significant impact on taking livestock marketing in Canada to a higher degree of excellence. Nominations will be accepted by any one, but the candidate must be an LMAC member or past member.

Visionary, Pioneer, Industry Leader. All three of these descriptions could be used to describe the man I present to you for this prestigious award. Before I go into his accolades however, I feel it is necessary to have a brief introduction of his history. Ralph Vold was born December 3, 1930, the youngest of 4 boys. He was raised in the Ponoka district, though his many journeys in life found him other places, his home has always been Ponoka. He is the third generation to be involved in the livestock industry in Canada. His grandfather Andrew Vold moved his family from Oaks, North Dakota to the Ponoka District in 1896. He was involved in the livestock industry both producing and selling cattle and horses, as well Andrew was an Auctioneer. In 1903 he was killed in an untimely accident, leaving his oldest son, 14 year old Nansen (Ralph’s dad), as the man in charge. Nansen carried on the family tradition trading cattle and horses, as well as continuing as an Auctioneer. Although Ralph never became an Auctioneer himself, its obvious livestock, and the marketing industry were a huge part of his life. Ralph took his schooling in Red Deer, through to grade 10. Even though the livestock industry was in his blood, he was also a very gifted athlete. He pursued his athletic career in both hockey and baseball. From 1949 to 1951, he played as defensemen for the Crows Nest Pass Lions, of the WHL. In 1952 he played for

the Boston Olympics, the farm team of the Boston Bruins. Ralph was also a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1952 to 1958. Incidentally he received a $3000 signing bonus when he signed with them. It was later in Ralph’s pitching career when the livestock industry presented itself to him again. His brother Harry called him and told him of the opportunity to purchase the local market in Ponoka. Although it had only been in operation for about a year, it seemed like a great opportunity. Ralph felt his pitching career was about done, so the decision was made to purchase the market. The banks however didn’t view this opportunity quite the same as Ralph & Harry, and felt it could be too much risk. Ralph & Harry needed another partner or partners as it were. Brother’s Bill & Shorty Jones joined forces with them, and in the fall 1957 Vold, Jones & Vold Auction Co. was open for business. The first sale boasted 17 head of cattle, and 2 pens of feeder pigs. Now some 53 years later, VJV has grown into one of the largest markets in all of Canada, and will see 3 generations of Vold’s there on many sale days. Ralph’s influence in the livestock industry doesn’t stop there though. He has served on many various boards and committees, for the betterment of the industry. Ralph was one of the main cogs in the development of the Canadian Livestock Marketing Association. When the metric system was first adopted by the federal government, Ralph was the President of the Alberta Auction Markets Association. They viewed the Metric system as a potential determent to the livestock industry, as it could put us at a huge disadvantage with the USA, and could cause

outright chaos. Ralph flew to Ottawa to visit the Agriculture Minister, and discuss their views. He was informed that unless there was a unified National voice it would happen with or without the industries support. Ralph left Ottawa on a mission and over the course of the next year attended meeting and met with every provincial association to discuss the cause. By ????, Ralph returned to Ottawa with the National support, and as the first President of the LMAC, to oppose the suggested ruling, and as you know they were successful in their efforts. Ralph served the LMAC board for several years, and the Vold family is still very active in the Association today. Ralph’s devotion to the livestock industry is perhaps modeled after his devotion to family and community. Ralph and his wife Del were married in 1954. They have 5 children, 2 boys, 3 girls, and numerous grand children. You always get a sense of pride when you talk about family with Ralph, and I know they are as proud of him as he is of them. They have been enriched with the community spirit, and are always willing to lend a hand. Ralph is from the old school. His word is his bond, his handshake a contract. There is no job he wouldn’t ask of someone he wouldn’t do himself. He has had more significance in each of our lives involved in the livestock industry, than we truly realize. His passion is a beacon for the agriculture industry, and he is a true living legend. I can’t think of a more deserving inductee, and I am truly honored to nominate Ralph Vold to the LMAC Hall of Fame. Sincerely, Dan Skeels

2010 LMAC Auctioneer Competition Canadian Livestock Auctioneers Championships Hosted at Winnipeg Livestock Sales Judges: Ross McCall, Brussels, ON; Bob Perlich, Lethbridge, AB; Dan Skeels, Rimbey,AB Harvey Welter, Saskatoon, SK; Jim Quintaine, Brandon, MB Ross Annett, Brooks, AB Champion Auctioneer Rodney Burnett – Valley Auctions Reserve Champion Auctioneer Brennin Jack – Heartland Livestock, Regina 3rd) Tim Dowler, Winnipeg Livestock Sales 4th) Travis Rogers, Nilsson Brothers Inc, Clyde 5th) Rob Bergevin, VJV Livestock Rookie Auctioneer Scott Campbell, Killarney Auction Mart Jim Raffan Memorial Award Rob Bergevin, VJV Livestock Page 24

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Wine Wisdom This is our first installment of Wine Wisdom, which will be a regular feature in upcoming issues. Thank you to Mike McDonald for agreeing to sharing his knowledge of wine. Reading this could change your life! Well first things first , I will get the easy stuff out of way. I am Mike McDonald of Moose Jaw , SK. I have a small group of Red Angus, which gives me the connection to the cattle world, but also enjoy quality wines. What this is all about, is me giving you an honest opinion on some of the wines I have came across in my travels and tastings to help everyone make there next selection that much easier. So… Could reading this change your life? Well the simple quick and simple answer is YES. There is a very high percentage of something great happening over an amazing bottle of wine. A good bottle wine can simply crack the ice, seal a deal or turn a mediocre meal into a meal you will never forget. In any one of these situations a bottle of wine proves to be a huge asset. Now on with the wines, the two bottles I have selected for the first go round are similar in only one aspect, the variety of the grapes they are both Malbec- Merlot blended wines, one being a French wine and one from Argentina. This is not going to be a head to head battle between France and Argentina. These are two value driven wines that are in the $20 to $30 range that can definitely be a crowd pleaser amongst friends and family and possibly slip into the fine wine category one way or the other, these are a couple of my go to wines and get they job done. Michel Torino Estates Ciclos 2007 The first wine I will be reviewing is Michel Torinos 2007 Ciclos which is a 50% Malbec 50% Merlot from the Cafayate valley of Argentina. Alright here we go this is going to be the first Mikey fun fact: the Cafayate valley is a region that experiences roughly 320 days of sunshine a year, and some of the hottest days and coolest nights in any wine region in the world

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which makes it ideal for growing high quality grapes. When you first pick up this bottle a few things come to mind right off the bat the packaging is professional, sleek and very unique a very small informative label wrapped around a metal medallion that represents the terrior of the vineyard. Your probably wondering what the packaging has to do with the juice inside, well nothing it has more to do with the presentation alot like fitting cattle. I have real hard time buying a bottle wine with a cat peeing on the label. Maybe one day, but I don’t think it’s for me right now. Now we’re past the label and the fun facts I will get into a few tasting and sniffing notes. Right away it comes off like it could be a little over oaked and this whole oak deal is up for discussion. Some love it, some hate it but the long and short of it is, to much just snuffs out the best part of the juice - the fruit. Once this wine opens up and starts to breath for a while it evolves very quickly into a big spicy smelling wine rounded out with a nice amount of oak. As for the tasting, this is a wine you will want to decant for at least an hour or two before drinking to enjoy it at its peak. Once decanted this isn’t a fruit explosion but more so a peppery wine that has balance and structure from front to back with the fruit picking up on the back end. This wine may not change your life but definitely influence it for a couple hours. It makes it up my recommendation list a long way. Also keep in mind this wine was ranked 2nd amongst many at the very memorable Sooline Super bowl party of 2009. Clos La Coutale 2007 Clos La Coutale comes from the region of France called Cahors .This guarantees all wines coming out of this region must be made up of at least 70% Malbec and the balance made up of Merlot , Tannat

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or a combination of both. I guess you could consider that to be another Mikey fun fact . As the majority of Malbecs come from Argentina .I felt the need to expand my palate. I stumbled across this wine region in search of quality Malbec that didn’t come from Argentina. This wine is very different from the previous, on the nose no oak what so ever also a very fruit forward wine with some type of floralness coming across .Getting into the taste, well simply mind blowing we are talking raspberry jam all over the place here. Not a crazy thick wine but thick enough to coat your entire palate, a great finish on this wine as well that raspberry jam stays with you for a long time. I truly believe this wine changed my life .It changed the way I look at eating ice cream, I once seen a good friend pour this over his ice cream because he enjoyed the taste so much. I’m not saying it will change yours but for $20 what the hell, how many life-changing experiences can you get for $20. If you can’t find this exact Cahors try anyone, they are very comparable in quality to most Argentina malbecs , just Frenchified a little. In closing people drink wine for a lot reasons , it probably is one of the most versatile beverages around. Perfect on it’s own, watching a movie, with a great meal or used as a sleep aid anyone that has taken a wine nap can relate. They are amazing! I would say 1 hour of wine napping would be equivalent to at least 3 hours of quality sleep. Once you really begin to appreciate wine it can take you on an endless journey in search of the next “great one”. A lot like the cattle business there is different opinions. Like just every day good ones , good for the money or just flat out world beaters . They can all change your life in certain ways. Mike McDonald Please feel free to email your comments to or friend me up on facebook and let me in on what you think to these great wines.

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Alberta Angus Hall of Fame e Alberta Angus Association Hall of Fame Gala & Awards took place on Sunday, June 13, 2010 at the Crossfield Community Centre with 100 Angus enthusiasts out to celebrate achievements of fellow Angus breeders. e evening started with a tasty Angus Steak dinner followed by the Award Presentations and Silent & Live Auction. Awards were presented to Honourary President Dr. Ben MacLeod, 2009 Lybrook Miller Memorial Scholarship recipient Brittney Matejka, 25 Year Membership Certificates, as well as Hall of Fame Inductees Mike & Ellamae Rodgers, Cudlobe Farms, and Triple S Red Angus.

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The last of the Foundation Red Angus breeders to still be breeding Red Angus, now inducted into the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame. I have such respect for these folks who are, along with Mackenzie Brothers and Towaw, true pioneers and living legends of the Angus breed. They may not have been the first, but their commitment was at the ground floor, and the Red Angus breed was built by Mike Rodgers’ hands and its perpetuation carried on his shoulders, among very few others. The fact he has been able to see the profound affect Red Angus has had on the Canadian cattle industry must be reward enough. For me, however, its even more reward for us as the Alberta Angus fraternity to recognize and honour the dogged determination, the steadfast commitment to breeding and advancement and, mostly, Mike’s passion for Red Angus. He and Ellamae are most worthy inductees, as true “Breed Builders”, to the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame. As everyone else in the Red Angus business, Mike started as a commercial cattleman, alike that spate of purebred Hereford guys who would ‘see the light’ and convert to Red Angus ways starting about 15 years ago. Mike recalls how difficult the struggle was to be a Red Angus breeder in the early days, and credits Don Matthews, who will be mentioned in each Hall of Fame highlight today, as the most vocal champion to recognize Red Angus in the Canadian Page 28

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Angus Association Herd Book. But Mike’s journey to Angus superstardom began as he pushed Red Angus cattle, “from the Sheep River to the Highwood River, from the junction to the mountains” to gain credibility and recognition. His tenacity is genetic; Grandpa James Rodgers had been part of the New Orleans Potato Famine and in 1883 took a paddle wheeler to Fort Benton in Montana and made his way north on a ‘bull train’ to Calgary. He would work at the Cochrane and Quorn Ranches, with John Ware, one of Alberta’s most legendary characters. He homesteaded in 1896 to become a transplanted Canadian. One of the pictures you will see in the slideshow is James as part of the Western Stock Growers Association at the Assiniboia Hotel in Medicine Hat, circa 1896. James ended up on the Millarville property that would be the original site of Rodgers Red Angus. While here, Mike married Ellamae Anderson of Rose Valley, SK and they operated a commercial herd. Mike’s biggest reason for wanting Red Angus? The sunburned udders of his predominantly Hereford-based cow herd. And so a trip to Mackenzie Bros. was precipitated, and another Red Angus breeder created. Mike’s first Red Angus bull came from Gary Conrad in 1969 for use in 1970. Mike’s interest would take him to Sally Forbes’ Beckton Stock Farm in Sheridan, Wyoming and he was bowled over by the quality. Something else that caught his attention and does to this day – those early American Red Angus breeders made performance testing mandatory at a time when no one else did. This has led to a lifetime of herd performance data and respect for this tool valued by buyers. It was time for a group of new friends to make a road trip! Dave & Gail Wildman, Earl Watson (Doc Seamen’s Valley Cattle Ranch Manager), Dave Glaister and Mike & Ellamae would make a trip to the United States with a vision in their heads and whatever capital they could scrape together to purchase some cattle. They inspected several herds including the Rainbow Ranch Dispersal in Oregon and White’s Red Angus at Spokane. When the trip was done, Mike & Ellamae had purchased 2 bulls and 17 cows and the group as a whole had purchased about 40 head – a liner load plus a truckload. They were able to actually purchase the animals they liked the best because these were not great sales… Mike even admits they purchased these cows too cheap. But Canadian Red Angus development was so much the better for it. And you should look at the pictures in the Rainbow Ranch catalogue… these cows ‘rocked’!!! Mike was rapid in his search for more information and knowledge of Red Angus. At the time there were Angus World

Breed Builder 400 Red Angus breeders west of the Mississippi River, and he and the “Group of Four”, as those I mentioned a moment ago were referred, wrote to each one of them trying to get pictures, stories and more information. Mike’s study of Red Angus was, in my opinion, unparalleled, then and now. Another 40 head were purchased for an average price of about $600 from Spearhead and Mackenzie Brothers, and the Rodger Red Angus herd was effectively born. A Red Angus Field Day at Valley Cattle Ranch (now the OH) in 1971 brought 12 commercial cattlemen to close out the day with a makeshift meeting at Mike & Ellamae’s home near Millarville and the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society was born. This led to the creation of ‘little’ event, known now, around the world as Red Round-Up. The first Red Round-Up had one purpose – to put Red Angus “in front of the public a little more”. I’m sure none of these outstanding cattlemen had any idea what Red Round-Up would grow into almost 40 years later! Did you realize the first Red Round-Up was held at the Hereford Test Centre in Innisfail? And then it moved to Calgary before its most recent (and longstanding) host city of Red Deer. This Millarville-based group started the first bull test station in Canada at Dick Lyall’s. This newly formed Red Angus Breeders of Canada started a trend for consignment-based, competitive bull tests in our nation. The test would move and bull sales of these bulls were held across Canada. Even bulls from Ontario would come out to participate in these bull tests. Red Angus Breeders of Canada broke new ground; never had a maverick group of bovine supporters worked so hard and tested and sold so many bulls in so many places. They would get to where they were marketing over 400 bulls each year, but in rather small numbers, at sales everywhere in western Canada, with a focus on Alberta and BC. Talk about reasonable expectations – these breeders would haul these bulls all over the place, and be thrilled to sell two-thirds of them and average $1200! Ankonian Dynamo, born on February 15th, 1970, was the first significant bull in the Rodgers herd, and Mike swears that, today, Dynamo’s phenotype is still stamped on his family members. Mike credits Dynamo for their consistency, as he factors in to the top or bottom of the pedigree of every Rodgers Red Angus animal. A group of breeders, including Mike, would revolutionize Red Angus breeding in Canada with the 1975 purchase of Dynamite along with Dave Glaister, Joe Lukacs and SSS. We’ll learn more about Dynamite in the SSS Tribute but his impact cannot

be overstated. In addition to being a breeding machine, he was Grand Champion Bull at Lethbridge and Reserve Grand Champion at both Farmfair and Agribition. Remember, this was in the Angus show, as Dynamite was black. This group also purchased Dynamite’s half sister, Larkabelle, who was Agribition Champion Angus. The Canadian Dynamite Breeders group would last for close to 20 years, producing many breed-leading genetics. Dynamite was enhanced with the purchase of Patriot 5020, Denver Bull Calf Champion. The Dynamite Breeders would get bigger and bigger as the partners’ herds grew. Their bull sales also grew and at one time they were testing more than 200 bulls annually. Mike was a fierce advocate for performance testing, referring to himself as an ‘agitator’ of the Canadian Angus Association for 20 years to ‘get on board’ with performance testing. Remember, it only takes one voice to start a revolution… Mike has always believed that the harbinger of performance is fertility and, to this end, no heifer or cow that ever missed a breeding opportunity and came open has been given a second chance. But as much as I’m impressed with Mike’s knowledge of Red Angus history and lineage, he pays tribute to Jim Leachman who could write footnotes and comments off the top of his head going back generations. Mike also holds in esteem the fact that Jim could talk about an animal he’d seen in a pasture tour in perfect detail five years later. Mike has much respect for the best of cattlemen. The show ring was never a big part of the Rodgers Red Angus program, however. Mike says, “I don’t raise my cattle to suit the show ring. I raise my cattle to suit me and I’m happy if they suit somebody else. I don’t raise my cattle to cater to somebody else’s idea. That’s been our philosophy, we raise the kind of cattle we’re comfortable with.” And with their adherence to performance, weaning weight and yearling weights have continually improved. They are one of Canada’s true performance herds and it is their benchmark. Among Mike’s proudest moments was when the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society, formed in his Millarville living room, would reach an

advertising budget in excess of the Canadian Angus Association’s. There is no question – the Promotion Society revolutionized seedstock marketing in Canada and Mike was a huge part of that. I think it was partly Mike’s direction that led to the Promotion Society’s marketing prowess and success. He developed flyers (the “Within Our Range” newsletter series) and direct marketing campaigns the likes of which had never been seen. The Canadian Dynamite Breeders were the first group to give away a stock trailer to one of their buyers. Mike is as creative in his promotional ideas as he is persistent in his genetic details, and this helped to set a standard that made the breed flourish. Mike was a 34-year Director with the Millarville Agricultural Society and has always believed in volunteerism to support your community and industry. This was why the creation of the Promotion Society was so important and why he believed in the concept with such conviction that he would serve as its first President. Mike was also involved with the Western Stock Grower’s Association for many years. Mike’s involvement with his herd has been from his wheelchair for over 20 years now. A rare, inoperable condition called syringomalia has limited his ability to run after the cows day after day, but Ellamae and son Shawn have taken the daily management of the herd, with Mike still providing input to breeding and marketing decisions. Mike is a living, breathing encyclopedia of Red Angus knowledge, facts and figures, and I could listen to him talk about our breed forever. In 1993, with Shawn ready to come home to work the cows with his Dad and Mom, the Millarville place was traded for the two-location, 10,000 acre valley at Warner. The home that had seen three generations of Rodgers was traded for one of Southern Alberta’s prettiest locations, adorned by a large and awesome herd of Red Angus cows and one lone tree. This move came three years after Rodgers Red Angus was named Promotion Society “Breeder of the Year” in 1989. And now, he is an Alberta Angus Hall of Famer. And the owner, along with his family, of a herd of over 350 cows. Their bull sale

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still happens each spring. Gone are the days of the collaborative sales that started the Red Angus breed propagation, like the Red Angus Breeders of Canada, the Canadian Dynamite Breeders or even Rodgers & Gleddie. But the quiet, discrete bull sale at Bow Slopes Shipping that continually kicks out fifty top quality, performance tested bulls each year bearing the ROD prefix. Son Shawn and wife Kathy have two sons – Ben and Kurt, and all have been involved with the Warner 4-H Beef Club, including Shawn and Kathy as leaders. Mike & Ellamae’s daughter, Nancy, was in 4-H with Shawn and promoted Red Angus in the early years, lives in Lethbridge with her family but beats a path to the farm pretty much every weekend. With travels that took them all over the western United States, Mike is proud of the friendships he made, and continues. He also cherishes those that helped make Red Angus what it is today, from the active breeders like those included in our Alberta Angus Hall of Fame, including folks like Dick Turner, who has never held the word ‘discrimination’ in his vocabulary. There still seems to be a story about Mike and Dick being harassed at the Bluebird Motel in Innisfail, but that one might stay just between the two of them. Mike considers Sandy Rosevear to be “an amazing lady” and has appreciated those mentioned earlier as well as Dave Lathwell, Rod Lorenz, Glen Good, the Pettyjohn’s, the Fraser’s, Mardy Skibstead, Tom Green and Peter & Maxine Schmaltz, who got their start with a purchase of 25 head from Mike. Mike pays tribute regularly to those whose simple goal was “to promote Red Angus cattle”. It seems as if no one got rich doing it, but it was a cause for the ‘greater good’, a significant impact on the industry was the result, and a lot of fun was had and friendship made along the way. Mike might not see the cows everyday, but he knows all about them and, maybe most importantly, about their history. In order to understand where we are going, you always need to be knowledgeable and respectful of where we’ve been and Mike is one of our clearest historians. An historian… a pioneer… a Red Angus breed developer… and an Angus Breed Builder!

Contemporary Breeder Cudlobe Farms Dyce, Adrianna, Steven, Kevin & Kaitlynn Bolduc David, Margaret & Mat Bolduc 1967 was an amazing year to be Canadian. It was the nation’s Centennial Anniversary and everyone was celebrating. It was a joyous time of rebirth and renewal and everyone got in on the action. Some people planted a tree to commemorate the year while others collected the special 1967 currency. My Mom & Dad did an amazing thing and decided to celebrate the Centennial with a kid, so that’s how I came along in 1968. The Angus business was heavily influenced as well, even though it didn’t necessarily know it yet, because a teenager from Stavely who had gone looking for machinery to purchase in 1966 Angus World

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and ended up purchasing three cows instead, calved out the first crop of three calves bearing the prefix “Cudlobe”. Dyce Bolduc had shown the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the previous year’s Toronto Royal Winter Fair with a dark blue roan so he was intrigued by what black cows could do for the Bolduc’s. With that original purchase of three cows for $380, $290 and $270, a legacy was born that has only grown since. The Bolduc’s family involvement with purebred seedstock production goes back to the early days of our nation; not all the way to confederation in 1867, but pretty darn close. Dyce and David’s maternal grandfather, Steven Swift, came to Canada in 1888 and was involved with the Swift Brothers firm at Clover Bar, near Edmonton. In 1899 he registered a Shorthorn cow named Evelyn Minto so Dyce and David’s family started registering cattle in the 19th century! Talk about ‘bred in’ commitment. The Cudlobe name started in 1952, and was registered in 1954. Dyce uses the “UGA” tattoo, while David uses the original tattoo of his father, “UF”. Maybe the greatest cattleman in the family, however, was Dyce and David’s mother, Alice, who had few peers when it came to evaluation and stockman’s ability. Since Dyce didn’t quite have enough money at the time to purchase those three incredibly expensive cows, Alice helped him out and a new Angus operation was created via that purchase from Apache Angus (Bernie Kokesh). All three cows were bred to Eileenmere of Alf 36U who was a truly great bull. And, like it was fate, all three of these new Angus cows calved on the same day, carrying the “Z” year letter. In his excited zeal to learn more about these great Angus cattle, Dyce sought out American input, which led him to an association with the Stevenson family, who would accept Dyce, and all the Bolduc’s, just like family. Further, with the encouragement, support and advice of local Angus breeders like fellow Hall-of-Famer Orrin Hart, Cudlobe would expand their herd slowly, with extraordinary quality, and would be selling $10,000 bull calves to Argentina within just a few years of their start. They were committed to breeding the best from the best, however, and would spend up to that amount to purchase the best cow out of Stevenson’s annual sale as well. Supported by Alice, Cudlobe were rapidly, but with quite a bit of public attention, building one of the most reputable herds in the nation. The next few years would be marked by involvement with most of the greatest genetics of the day and the highest profile people. Glenmore of Blackbird 26, Colebridge Marshall 15, Riverbend Challenger (Big Ben), Power Play, Baros of Alcan Angus 4073, Cudlobe Miss Pride 17H and Loma Lanes Crackerjack 12J all served to put Cudlobe ‘on the map’, leading to that impressive “E” calf crop in 1973 which caught everyone’s attention, including 2E, 5E, 11E and, most importantly, 15E. At this time, Canadian Western Agribition started up, and Cudlobe was most certainly there! They would show all over Canada, making forays in the Unites States to maintain relationships with our American friends Page 30

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and always stay ‘cutting edge’ with both genetics as well as fitting techniques. It is important to remember that Dyce was pretty close to being Canada’s premier ‘fitter dude’ in those days, and you Bolduc kids shouldn’t laugh at that! The very first Agribition, fellow Hall-of-Fame member Don Mackenzie went with Dyce and they enjoyed a week in which the peak temperature was -28 degrees Celsius! In those days, the classes were huge at Agribition, sometimes featuring over 50 or 60 head. When you placed in the Top 10, it was a very big deal! At this time, Cudlobe was hanging with Judd Baldridge as well as Father Jim and Jim Mowberry, in fact, using both Jim’s as ‘stick power’ in the coveted Breeder’s Herd class. It proved enough to power Cudlobe past Southolm in this contest, but not quite enough to surpass Early Sunset Ranch. The victory over Southolm was considerable, however, because this was the most world renowned Angus operation at that time. The Bolduc boys from Stavely had truly felt like they’d ‘arrived’ in the Angus fraternity! To feel the respect of Frank Slezina, Orrin Hart, Jim Clark, Ed Molzan and Don Matthews – well, it was the most gratifying experience for Dyce and David because these were the people they had the most admiration for. Being the ‘well-raised’ boys they were, Dyce and David thrived on contact with these “olds boys” and appreciate, to this day, how willing they were to talk to these upstart breeders. The Bolduc boys credit the ‘old boys’ with providing them such a start. I think of my nephew Brody and how he refers to some other Angus breeders as “The Senate” and how much he enjoys sitting with these new ‘old boys’ at a sale and listening to their evaluation and analysis. The Bolduc brothers do recognize that, along with way, there have been some sad, indelible losses, singling out Rod Mackenzie and Wayne Stevenson, recognizing the extent to which our industry lost as a result of the early demise of these two incredible cattlemen. Both were the best cattlemen and great, inspiring friends of the Bolduc’s. Dyce did attend Lethbridge Community College and Vermilion for awhile before his time at Stevenson’s, even sustaining a football injury at LCC. Although Dyce’s youth was spent mostly with cows, David did pursue his agriculture degree from the University of Alberta, which is where he met the lovely Margaret. For a year-and-a-half after graduation, David worked as the District Agriculturalist in Sangudo, which is where he met fellow Hall-of-Famers the Wildman family, but he would return to Stavely in the early 1980’s waiting quite a few years before purchasing land, as well as having Mat. Margaret introduced Dyce to Adrianna in 1983, and a marriage soon followed, leading to the next generation of Cudlobe Farms. After the crazy success of the 1970’s and the crazy influence of the frame-driven 1980’s, Cudlobe made the decision to frame down and soften their herd. And so Dyce and David went in search of, and found, Expedition and Fortune 415C, and the next phase of Cudlobe began, which could effectively be called the “Commercial Customer” period. The Angus World

Bolduc’s wanted to expand their bull sales, so changed their commodity accordingly. They built up the muscle in their herd and started an association with the Calgary Bull Sale that would be a flagship for them for 15 years. The Stemwinder and Millennium lines would bring them huge success and their bull buyer base increased every year. When Cargill started building their plant at High River, the Bolduc’s knew our grading system would change to more closely approximate the American system, and the meat quality of British cattle would be in high demand. And so a new focus was instigated – carcass quality and every bit of science that Dyce and David could find to increase this trait in the Cudlobe herd. Private sales started to increase and Cudlobe moved away from Calgary Bull Sale and into their own sale which has proven successful for years now. Strong relationships were forged through these sales with Ed Roberge of Nicola Ranch, who have purchased over 120 Cudlobe bulls in 10 years, as well as Q Ranch and Douglas Lake Ranch. Dyce and David are incredibly proud when Ed says that “they’ve never removed a Cudlobe bull at Nicola because of feet”. When I was studying the Angus breed so intently from the mid-1980’s to our initial purchase in the mid 1990’s, the Cudlobe brand was right at the top of my ‘most wanted’ list. Year after year, sitting in the stands watching the Winter Classic, and then the Sweepstakes Show in Edmonton, I would salivate over the outstanding females they brought out and, even more particularly, the high performance, outstanding bulls. I came to know that if Dyce or David were entering the ring on an animal, it would be a great one. Neither Dyce nor David grace very many show rings anymore, but the bobbing head of a Bolduc coming in to a show ring should still make you perk up your interest because you know it will be a good one. We must mention Cudlobe’s foray into Red Angus, since it proved so significant. Originally a project for Steven and Kaitlynn, this did yield the $53,000 Stockman bull at Masterpiece. Not bad, kids… not bad at all! It is this intrepid work ethic and achievement that led to Dyce and David being runners-up in 1990 for Alberta’s ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ award. And why Kevin will be an engineer in a couple of years. That’s one way to support a farming habit! It is important to note Cudlobe’s work, throughout their herd history, with A.I. and every new tool of genetic advancement. The Bolduc’s believe in a methodical, scientific approach to cattle breeding, and their continual upgrade in EPD’s with the proof being ‘under the skin’ has supported their reliance on technology as a supplement to their great eye for cattle. Along the way the family decided that active breeders who make their livelihood in the industry owed a debt that can only be paid back through volunteer service. Dyce was a Junior Director with the Alberta Shorthorn Association from the time he was 16 – 20, but decided to run for the Alberta Angus Association Board upon turning 20,

something that was highly unexpected considering how ‘uncool’ Angus was at this time. I think Dyce might be, to date, the youngest AAA Director in history. Thus, both boys were involved with the Alberta Angus Association and became Canadian Angus Association Board members. Dyce is a Past President of the CAA and David, is now the President Elect of the CAA. Their children have followed their Dad’s lead, taking roles on both the Alberta and Canadian Junior Angus Boards as well. Other involvements have included the Alberta Cattle Breeders Association and, of course, the Southern Alberta Angus Club. The families’ involvement also includes 4-H, in the Stavely-Parkland Club of the Willow Creek District in the Southern Region. Dyce is a many-years leader while Mat was named a Provincial 4-H Ambassador a few years ago. The Bolduc family has been named a “Friend of 4-H” from the Willow Creek District for their longstanding, outstanding contribution to Canada’s greatest youth development program.

As we are still in the wake of the highly successful World Angus Forum held last summer, Dyce was a strong guiding force for and volunteer with that event, making it two World Angus Forums for Cudlobe as a volunteer and exhibitor including the 1985 edition in Edmonton. Dyce and David’s children now represent the 4th generation of seedstock producers at Cudlobe, and they show no signs of slowing down. Just yesterday, Kaitlynn exhibited the Reserve Supreme Champion Female of the Southern 4-H Region at the Regional Show in Lethbridge. 45 years after that initial purchase, the commitment is still there and the quality just as impressive. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Diann, David’s twin sister, who was a significant part of Cudlobe in those early years. Many people in my Southern 4-H Region still refer to Diann Bolduc as one of the greatest showmen to ever grace a show ring. And eldest sister Pat, who stuck with the Shorthorns, has influenced our Angus fraternity as well, primarily for her contribution to us of Val Townsend who, along with husband Deone, has

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Wayne & Donna Sibbald David, Mary Beth, Adam & Dylan Sibbald Growing up in the cattle business and in the Calgary 4-H Region, I was acutely aware of Triple S Red Angus and the outstanding heifers Leanne Sibbald would bring each year to 4-H On Parade. Of course, I was showing Pinzgauer at the time and showed in the ‘All Other Breeds’ (AOB) section with the Red Angus. Although the strongest breed at that time was Simmental (damn Shannon Groeneveld and that 2200 lbs DUC cow!), both Leanne and I did very well with our heifers. When the decision was made to remove Red Angus from the AOB and into the Angus show, I was very happy. I remember placing below her each year until Red Angus was considered, by the 4-H On Parade ‘powers-that-be’, to actually be Angus. Yay… I might stand a chance in the AOB section, which I did. I had the winning yearling, 2-year-old and 3-year-old, and followed this up with both Grand and Reserve AOB. And before you question the competition I had, let me tell you, the AOB section in 1984 was the largest section of the Regional 4-H Show. I beat Mary Kate Robertson with her Salers and Sue, Brenda and Karen Knight and Mike Bartelen with their

given us another exciting and fun generation of Angus breeders. Looking back, Dyce and David have the benefit of over 40 years as Angus breeders, and are both relatively young to be looking back at 40 years of anything! They hearken to their mom’s belief that it is the Angus people who really generated the family’s interest in Angus cattle because, in her words, “Even the ‘little’ guys can be a big deal” and it was not the ‘old boy’s club’ that both Shorthorn and Hereford were back in the 1960’s. Along the way, Dyce and David believe friendships like those generated with Lawrence & Joan Stadlwiser, Louis & Jean Latimer, Roger & Jo Hillestad, Bud & Barb McBride, Howard Hillman, Bob Greeves and Dave Sleigh have made the impact of a lifetime, and they are so grateful for the opportunities that the cattle industry has given them. They would also like to pay tribute to Adrianna and Margaret, both of which have worked throughout their respective marriages, for keeping Dyce and David ‘in beer and show heifers’. Around Cudlobe, it truly is a family business.

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Limousin. And in the Supreme Championship, I was hopeful. Who won? Leanne Sibbald, with her Red Angus Yearling Heifer, the Champion Angus. I might have gotten away from her in AOB, but she would beat me in the end! And this was a pretty common occurrence for 15 years afterward – SSS Red Angus winning shows. Between Wayne’s extraordinary eye and David’s ability to get them ready, SSS was formidable and, at times it seemed, unbeatable. But I’m getting ahead of myself. To understand SSS, let’s go back to the beginning. A beginning with cattle that, like so many of our Hall of Fame inductees, started in the 1800’s. The ranch north of the river was originally owned by Wayne’s grandfather’s mother’s family – the Johnstone family. The community was called “Morleyville”, which of course, today, conjures up all sorts of other images. Wayne’s great grandfather was the first school teacher in Alberta, illustrating again, as we’ve see so many times in these Hall of Fame inductions, that the predecessors of our inductees not only built our breed, but our province. The family’s influence was so profound we would see Sibbald Creek Road and Park through time. Donna comes from a long-time local family as well, with her father being “Permez Creek Herefords”, the foundation of what has become Bar Pipe. Donna actually brought the purebred seedstock interest to Wayne and Donna’s marriage, although it would take a few years to root. Although Wayne and Donna were not original Red Angus breeders, they were the best kind – a commercial cattle operation who saw value in the advent of these red cattle. In a quest for black baldies from their Hereford cows in the 1960’s, A.I. was used. When the best cows proved to be the red baldies, Wayne wanted to get some more. The red Angus World

baldies were bred to Charolais and the result was top notch so the search was on to produce more red females. Knowing that a Black Angus bull would produce a lot of black offspring, Wayne purchased a Red Angus bull from Gary Conrad in 1968 to run with their predominantly Hereford cow herd, and a Red Angus convert was born! In 1972, at Mackenzie Bros.’ first sale, Wayne and his brother, John, each purchased 2 Red Angus purebred cows. At this point, the herd needed to grow so packages of cows were purchased from the United States, as close as Idaho, from Triple R, and as far away as South Dakota. You can trace cows in the SSS herd today back to the Triple R influence, they were that good. This was a very exciting time in Angus history, as the core group of Red Angus breeders were aggressively moving forward to create awareness of their genetics and increase (or maybe even develop) a market base. Red Angus Breeders of Canada was a group of breeders who wanted to hold a bull sale to generate interest and move some bulls from this new Angus experiment. The first sale was in Millarville in 1972. Although SSS did not participate that first year, they would from the next year onward for years to come. The Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society was inaugurated the very same year, and Bob Seamens of Valley Cattle Co. (precursor to OH Ranch) held the very first field day that which ended in the Rodgers living room at Millarville with a gathering that proved to be the very first meeting of the Canadian Red Angus Promotional Society, electing Mike Rodgers as President and Gail Wildman becoming Secretary. Wayne says that Gail didn’t really ask for this job but was the only person in attendance with a pencil so you do the math! Herd Reference 2010*

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In partnership with the breeders of the day, Mesa Creek (which you know better now as Shoderee), Mike Rodgers, Towaw, Six Mile and, of course, the ‘leaders of the pack’, Mackenzie Bros., this group would travel throughout the United States in search of genetics, both live bulls to purchase as well as semen. The A.I. influence would affect SSS when Dave became an A.I. technician in 1981 and SSS would use a combination of both breed-leading, popular genetics, as well as unique, outcross bulls. This proved a highly wise move as the ability to produce ‘off the beaten path’ outcross genetics is one of SSS’ primary calling cards today. Also at about this time, Dave was able to convince fellow college student Bryon Wolters of the merits of Red Angus, and another convert was made! Big Bry became a ‘Red’ booster! The first Red Round-Up was held in 1973 and SSS was there. Although they did not have any purebreds to sell, they consigned a group of commercial heifers. This year marks the 38th Annual Red Round-Up and SSS has consigned to all but one in this most-outstanding sales series, maybe the highest profile purebred sale of any breed, and associated program, in Canada. SSS may not have had a purebred consignment at RR-Up #1, but they did purchase a bred heifer from Mike Rodgers who would last in the herd to the age of 12. There was quality and bred-in longevity even in that very first Red Round-Up. Showing cattle would come very early for SSS, almost as soon as they had purebreds. Dave made his debut at the very first Alberta Junior Angus Show in 1976 at Bashaw in that amazing Jim Miller – initiated extravaganza. In fact, you would hardly recognize this little dude with his Red Angus heifer showing amid all those hot and crazy red heads! I guess there was “red” theme after all… and Dave’s heifer won as well. This would be the start of a solid tradition of showing cattle for the Sibbald’s, as well as formulate a lifelong association and friendship with the Wildman’s. Dave, Jay and Brett were pretty much inseparable for a number of years, and who knows where any of those truly ‘wild boys’ would have ended up if not for the women who came along to tame them. After all, there was only so much Donna and Gail could do… Wayne tells the story of all those hard working and hard partying Red Angus youth who made sure the Red Angus breed was represented at the 1985 World Angus Forum at Northlands in Edmonton in July. In preparation for the Queen Mother’s visit, the Leachman and Wildman boys as well as Dave had to shower in Wayne & Donna’s hotel room because, as you might expect, the tub in their room was full of beer! Another important milestone in the SSS development was the creation of Canadian Dynamite Breeders – using the CDB prefix – which was Mesa Creek, Mike Rodgers, Lukacs Red Angus and SSS. This group purchased Dynamite 561 from Leachman’s and developed their own bull sale parallel to the Red Angus Breeders of Canada. Between these two groups holding sales series in Olds, Kamloops, Rimbey, Stettler, Brooks and High River, knowledge Page 32

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of Red Angus was sweeping across western Canada, and the sales got better and better. Through history, SSS has either promoted or produced some of the most important and influential bulls in the business. You cannot imagine the development of Red Angus without tying it so closely with names like Dynamite 561, High Price (the straight black bull that came from California in 1973, a ‘Superior Sire’ on the federal ROP program), High Line 402M, Zama Pine, the awesome milk-bull Maverick and, of course, the bull I think is the all-time greatest Red Angus bull to draw breath – Boomer. In the ever-important cow families, names like Gold Edge, Larkaba, Minola, Fayet, Soapy, Valentine and Nellie are critical. In fact, Wayne suggests that their herd base traces back, predominantly, to these 7 cow families. Through their breeding history, all the names of breeders mentioned earlier are owed a stake in the SSS stock, not only for helping create the business that has given Wayne & Donna and Dave & Mary Beth their living, but also folks like fellow Hall-of-Famers Peter & Maxine Schmaltz who are, in the Sibbald’s words, “first class people”, and Don Matthews, who actually introduced Wayne and Donna at a Springbank 4-H Club function close to 50 years ago. Industry and community have been paramount in the Sibbald lives, as Wayne was involved with both the Alberta Angus Association and Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society for years, including as President, and is a 25+ year volunteer with the Calgary Stampede. Dave is also a Past Promotion Society Director and President, and converted his 15+ years with the Calgary Stampede into becoming a member of the Board of Directors starting in 2009. Mary Beth also served on the Promotion Society Board and is highly involved as Manager of Adam and Dylan’s various sports teams. Wayne & Donna were involved in the leadership of the Jumping Pound 4-H Beef Club as well as assisted with the construction of Springbank’s Red Dutton Arena, site of many family hockey experiences. The show ring aspect of SSS began to take a back seat to Adam and Dylan’s increasing sports exploits through the late 1990’s, and you no longer see SSS show entries. To be honest, I’m sure many Red Angus exhibitors breathed a huge ‘sigh of relief’ at the SSS’ ‘retirement’ from the show ring because in the last year SSS showed seriously, 1997, they had National Champion Female and were declared Premier Breeder and Exhibitor. In the interim, there have been highly occasional trips to Agribition or NILE at Billings, but SSS has not shown since 2002. There was not a show in western Canada, however, all the way down to Denver, that hadn’t seen champion SSS animals, but this component of a marketing strategy is just no longer consistent with the SSS priority list. Dave also says he’s too cheap to hire a good fitter! Yeah… that’s the reason! I’m sure… Over their history, SSS has been part of 37 bull sales, which is now their primary focus. There are still a few outstanding females and genetics packages that get sold at RR-Up, but the bull sale is the primary Angus World

focus each given year. To this end, the bulls have been fed at home for 15 years, since the completion of Canadian Dynamite Breeders. Like Cudlobe, SSS focuses on the science… but not just of breeding. Dave has become a passionate proponent of range management and uses ‘cutting edge’ technology and practice in this capacity as well. This adherence to science is maybe not new, however; going back many years ago, the Sibbald’s milked over 300 cows for two straight years as part of the Canadian Dairy Trial in order to produce high milk EPD cattle and to correlate milk with fertility and produce research to combat low grade infections. They’ve been part of ultrasounding since Rod Wendorff started, and are proud of their product ‘under the hide’, something they very much have in common with Cudlobe. The SSS objective is to produce more muscle on the top of the carcass, remembering that we eat suspension, not locomotion! I mentioned Leanne earlier who now lives in New Zealand, but another big part of SSS for many years was Wayne & Donna’s youngest son, Russell, who, along with wife Cindy and their family, made the move to Beechy, SK a few years ago to perpetuate their Lazy RC outfit. SSS is now a 6th generation ranch with 16-year-old Adam and 13-year-old Dylan representing the next generation, and following in the sportsman footsteps of their great-grandpa Clarence who, himself, was an accomplished hockey and rugby player. From the late 1800’s to over 125 years later, cows have graced Sibbald Flats. Wayne has become part of what my nephew Brody calls “The Senate”, as one of the elder statesmen of the breed. And Dave has become the kind of leader that steps up to provide assistance when groups request direction, like with respect to RR-Up, kind of a leadership ‘Designated Hitter’! Back at the SSS Ranch, the cattle colour may have changed along the way of the past 100+ years, and the attention paid to pasture grazing and cattle feeding has improved, but I’ll bet the type of cow has remaining pretty consistent – sound, moderate, economical. The kind from which you can make a living; the kind that work for you, not that you work for. Dave says, “The cows tell us which ones are the good ones; we don’t tell them” and the herd shows this philosophy. They are deep, soggy cows with guts – the most efficient cows you’ll find. Sibbald’s are ranchers, and among the very best there is. And, even better, they are Angus ranchers, raising one of the highest quality cow herds in our nation; for my money, the world. When you see a SSS bull or cow, you know it has over 40 years of attention to Red Angus detail stamped in it, but also 100 years of cow sense as well. The Sibbald’s are community and industry boosters, outstanding cattlemen and now, members of the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame. From that early purchase of a Red Angus bull to run with commercial cows in 1968 to one of the world’s most reputable Red Angus herd.

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Junior Ambassador Competition

Ambassador Candidates Austen Anderson, Amanda High, Ellen Dixon, Stacey Jo Domolewski and Erika Easton

Erika Easton SPEECH: Creation of the ‘International Marketplace’ The cattle industry is all about marketing your product, meeting great people and enjoying the industry. Being able to market your product to other breeders in Canada and around the world is huge advantage in the highly competitive industry that we are in. There is one event in Saskatchewan that provides the opportunity for breeders across the country and world to display their cattle to the world and that is Canadian Western Agribition. There are two men that got their heads together and created this opportunistic event for agriculturalists. I think Jim Lewthwaite and Christian Sutter are two very important unsung heroes in Canadian Agriculture. Good Evening ladies and gentlemen, fellow Angus breeders, and guests, I would like thank you for the opportunity to speak to you this evening. Co-founder of Agribition, Mr. Jim Lewthwaite was born April 14, 1917 in Redvers, SK. He obtained his elementary and secondary schooling in Redvers and became an active citizen of that community. He served in the Canadian Infantry Tank Corps from 1942-45. Jim operated a hardware and insurance business and then moved into printing and publishing, taking over the Redvers Optimist. He was elected secretary of the Saskatchewan Hereford Association in 1969. While in that role from 1969-76 he became actively involved in exporting Saskatchewan breeding stock to Japan, travelling numerous times to that country. Page 36

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Erika Easton of Wawota, SK was named wiiner of the 2010 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador Competition held during the CAA Annual General Meeting in Halifax. Erika is vice-president of both the Canadian Junior Angus Association and the Saskatchewan Angus Association and is also involved in 4-H. She is currently in her third year of Business Administration at the University of Regina, majoring in accounting. After completing her degree next year, she plans to obtain an accounting designation and then return to her family farm and continue to raise purebred Angus cattle. The Robert C. McHaffie Ambassador Award program selects one Canadian Junior Angus Association member to be an ambassador for Canadian Angus Association youth at major shows and events across Canada. Five Canadian Junior Angus Association members competed for the award: Amanda High of Fort Macleod, AB; Austen Anderson of Swan River, MB; Ellen Dixon of Cornwall, PE; and Stacey Jo Domolewski of Taber, AB. Competitors were judged on speaking ability, knowledge of the Angus breed and the cattle industry, as well as personal deportment during the three-day AGM. The judges described this as a hotly contested competition with a stellar group of candidates.

Mr. Christian Sutter also hails from Redvers, Saskatchewan and was born December 1, 1919. Christian worked on his family farm until 1941 when he enlisted in the air force. Christian returned from the air force in 1945 and took over his father’s farm. He renamed the farm Aqua Hollow Hereford Farm and built a Polled Hereford herd based on quality. In 1957 he exhibited the first Polled Hereford female ever to win a grand championship in open competition at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair. Aqua Hollow Herefords exported cattle to England, Scotland, Spain, Chile, Japan and the United States. Christian soon gained prominence as a cattle judge at shows across North America. Christian loved the agricultural industry and served on the Redvers Agricultural Society, the Southeast Saskatchewan Hereford Association, and as president of both the Saskatchewan Hereford Association and the Canadian Hereford Association. The two Saskatchewan livestock men envisioned the dream of Canadian Western Agribition. They saw a need for a major agricultural fall show in Western Canada, and in 1970 went on to garner the support of various municipal, provincial, and federal governments and livestock associations. The coordinated efforts of the agricultural industry have contributed greatly to the phenomenal success of "Canada's International Agricultural Marketplace,” Agribition. Agribition is held annually, usually the last week in November, in Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina was chosen as the site of Agribition primarily because its founders were Saskatchewan breeders, and the City of Regina is located centrally, not only to Western Canada but to Canada as a whole. As well, Regina was one of the few locations with facilities to house a winter stock show of this magnitude. Angus World

Christian first promoted the idea of Agribition at the 1971 Saskatchewan Livestock convention as well as travelling across the west selling their idea of Agribition. When the plan succeeded Christian was named Agribition’s first president for the 1971 show. The doors opened for the first Canadian Western Agribition in November 1971 with over 2500 entries and representation from 6 breeds including Angus. There was also a commercial cattle and steer show. In December of 1971, Agribition was the talk of the livestock industry - plans for the ‘72 Show began before the ‘71 Show was even over. Jim served as Agribition’s interim general manager in 1977 and as controller from 1977-81. He coordinated Agribition’s Agricultural Market Assistance Program that gave world-wide prominence to this major fall fair in Regina. He was named Agribition’s first honorary board member. The show has grown significantly since 1971 and now hosts 13 breed shows, a large trade show, CCA Finals Rodeo and much much more. This November Agribition will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Jim and Christian had a dream of creating an international marketplace for the agricultural industry and have accomplished that and much more. These two men loved the agricultural world and set-up an event that would change the industry forever. I know that I cannot wait every year for Agribition come as I get to display my farm’s cattle to the world, meet many new breeders and reunite with old friends. I am certainly grateful that these two exceptional cattlemen and agricultural heroes came up with the idea of Agribition. I think we owe them a big thank-you for creating an atmosphere to market Canadian agriculture products and expertise to the world.

Erika Easton ESSAY: How do I intend to stay involved in agriculture and what support do I feel I will need to achieve this? The agricultural industry is an integral part of the Canadian and World economy and daily life. One can be involved in agriculture through many channels, including organizations or direct production. Organizations play a key role in educating and allowing young people to experiment in the agricultural industry with the hopes that they will be influenced enough to stay. Agricultural organizations have been a huge part of creating my passion for agriculture so I hope to continue to be involved in these organizations while exploring new associations. Direct farming may be the most difficult aspect of the agricultural industry and will require help in order to be successful. I will be staying involved in agriculture through organizations and operating my own agricultural business. The 4-H program has played a tremendous role in influencing my passion and love for the agricultural industry, specifically the cattle business. Next year will be my last eligible year to be a 4-H member, but not my last of being involved in the organization. I plan to become a leader in a local 4-H beef club where I can share my knowledge and experience about the program to younger generations of farm enthusiasts. I will teach members about good record keeping, training their projects and most importantly, taking advantage of the full 4-H experience. 4-H has given me the chance to travel to different provinces, attend conferences and meet new people. I hope many more youth will take advantage of these 4-H opportunities. I will show these ag-youth that it is not about winning or losing, it is about the people you meet and the lessons you learn along the way. I intend to stay very involved in the 4-H program to help encourage youth that agriculture is “cool.”

Amanda High SPEECH: Unsung Hero

An unsung hero; one who does great deeds for the benefit of others but doesn’t receive the recognition deserved. Good evening Ladies & Gentlemen and fellow finalists. We are surrounded by unsung hero’s everyday. Every farmer and rancher is an unsung hero whether they know it or not. It takes truly dedicated people to be farmers and ranchers with a true passion for what they do. There is one woman in particular that puts her heart and soul into everything she does. About eight years ago when I first moved to

Organizations that have been a huge part of developing my passion for cattle, specifically Angus cattle, are the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association (SJAA), the Canadian Junior Angus Association (CJAA), and the Canadian Angus Association (CAA). Like the 4-H program, next year will be my last year in SJAA and CJAA as a member, but definitely not my last as a supporter. Being that both organizations have given me so much, I want to give back and help these organizations become even more influential in the young agriculture world. I hope to be able to help whether it is just being there to answer questions, being a chaperone at events or just through sponsoring a class. Even though my time as a member is finished with these organizations, my time is only beginning with the CAA. I plan to become an active member and take advantage of the tools and support that the CAA offers. Foremost, I will stay involved in agriculture through my business. I will be taking over my parent’s farm in the future and continue to raise purebred Black Angus cattle. Angus cattle are what I have grown up loving and I will continue to show my passion and love for the breed that has brought me many great adventures in life. I will run approximately 150 head on my farm near Wawota, Saskatchewan. I have already started my own herd that runs with my parent’s herd. I currently have 15 cows that are registered in my name. Besides the great thrill of feeding the world, the best part of the Angus industry is the people. There are so many great breeders and producers in the Angus industry that want agriculture to succeed. I want to become one of those people that changes the agriculture industry back into something that everyone wants to be involved in. Receiving help along my journey in the agricultural world will be a key part of my success. The most important figures in my success will be my parents. They have been there for me in all my

cattle endeavours and I will look for them when I take my turn at running the farm. Anybody looking to get into the agriculture business will need a good mentor. A mentor program would be a great idea that would be beneficial to all people involved in the agricultural industry, young or old. It would be great to have someone to ask questions to or just talk to. I know I am fortunate enough to have my parents in the business but some are not so fortunate. I will also look for support from the organizations I will be a part of. I will need training tools, supportive technology and guidance while I establish and expand my business. I will have access to programs, resources and tools that CAA offers to help breeders succeed. I will also receive support from Saskatchewan Young Ag-entrepreneurs (SYA), a relatively new organization to the agricultural world that offers networking with other members and training opportunities for young ag-enthusiasts. I can ask questions about running my farming operation to others who have a similar operation as I do, and learn new perspectives and ideas. Workshops and instructional sessions to help educate breeders would be greatly beneficial to my success and the success of other breeders. In the future I would like to help put on these workshops and make learning available to farmers. Organizational support is key to the survival of new and young farmers in the future. The agriculture industry is an important aspect of my life and, directly or indirectly, the lives of everyone on this planet. I will be involved in the agriculture world through the many organizations supporting agriculture. 4-H, SJAA and CJAA have been a part of my life and will continue to be there in the future. The CAA and SYA will be organizations that help me succeed in this industry. They will be there to offer me tools and support to make my business succeed. Why wouldn’t I want to be involved in an industry that is so vital to the survival of the world?

Southern Alberta I joined the Claresholm 4-H Beef Club. Here I met a very special woman who would impact my life in more ways than I would have thought possible. She took this shy timid girl under her wing and showed me opportunities I never would have imagined I could do. She took me out of my comfort zone and encouraged me to do things that at that time I was scared to do but was grateful for the mentorship and for her determination for me to achieve great things. She was the founding leader of the South Country Judging Club as she saw there was a need for youth’s skills to be developed. When she has a vision she will not stop until it becomes a reality. Her family saw a need for a youth show in which every kids was a winner and could come and have fun while meeting new people who all shared a common interest. Fifteen years ago they created the Chinook Junior Stock Show which has grown very successful over the years.

She was also as adult advisor for the Alberta Junior Angus Association and her daughter was also a founding director. She also played a huge role in the Tiny Mite/Pee Wee program which youth under nine and our future generation. Her involvement in the Junior Angus program got me involved with the breed and program at a greater depth. Because of her I have been an Alberta Junior Angus director for the past six years and President for the past two years. There is a quote by Zig Ziglar “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”. Because of her I have realized that by achieving my goals I become a better person as our goals and determination shapes who you are. From here my involvement began to grow in all areas of 4-H and Angus programs. She has always been there for encouragement, advice and a kind word. This is a woman who has been an active . . . continued

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member of almost every agricultural and junior organization imaginable in Canada. She was a director and President of the Alberta Angus Association. An active member of the Southern Alberta Angus Club hosting golf tournaments and steak fry’s to show appreciation for farmers and ranchers as well as the promotion of Angus Beef. She is a Canadian Angus Foundation member trying to provide the best opportunities for future generations. She was an instrumental member on the 2009 World Angus Forum in Spruce Meadows and was there right from the bid to the last person leaving. She is also a zone director on Alberta Beef Producers to encourage the promotion of Angus Beef. And these are to just name a few. Her impact has been seen all across Canada and throughout the Angus Breed. “That which we do for ourselves we take to our grave. That which we do for others in this world lives on for eternity”, Pine. Her impact on my own life and on this industry

and others will never be forgotten. This woman has gone above and beyond what words can describe. To say this woman only benefited the agriculture industry is an understatement, she revolutionized it! Her ideas are new and innovative and her personality is caring and her heart is bigger than anyone I have ever met. “Remember if you ever need a helping hand you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you get older you will discover you have two, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others”, Audrey Hepburn. Well this lady has two hands for helping others while never asking for anything in return. If there isn’t progress there isn’t anything. Now who am I describing you may ask? For anyone that knows Cecilie Fleming this comes as no surprise. Cecilie’s impact is like a ripple effect. It is widespread and has impacted numerous lives. And like they say “the apple doesn’t fall from the tree”! A family that is always there for her and others, always eager to help

no matter what is asked of them and will do anything for anyone and everyone. A woman not only influential to the associations and organizations she is a part of but motivational and inspirational to the lives she has touched. This industry in which she has put countless hours and her heart and soul into is not considered a job to her but a lifestyle. I would not be standing where I am today or would be who I have become if it were not for Cecilie Fleming. My favourite quote for her is “teach us to walk and we shall run, teach us to look and we shall see, teach us to hear and we shall rejoice. For your instructions are imprinted in our minds and your shared experiences we shall keep. What we have learned we shall treasure and by learning to fly, we shall soar”, Donna Clovis. Cecilie has done more for me than words can describes and I am honoured to call her my role model, my mentor and most importantly my friend.

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the confidence to push farther. My junior career is the first stepping stone in this path in which I am to continue on. With a new door opening ahead of me I must prepare myself for a new journey on the adult side of the spectrum. I feel the Ambassador program would be a good beginning for my future role within the association as it connects both junior and adult worlds into one. It is a noted ending of my junior career and a respectable beginning to a new role. Since I own a small herd of purebred Angus & commercial Angus cows I plan to continue my commitment and dedication to the Angus breed. I hope that in future years I will be able to start by being a director on the Alberta Angus Association and eventually moving my way up to a Canadian Angus director; continuing my commitment with the organizational aspect more so than the cattle until I am more financially stable. I hope one day to be highly involved with the marketing aspect as that is a true passion of mine. I am very fixated on the marketing as I feel with a strong and compelling marketing plan a huge impact can be made on consumers to endorse your product. Marketing in an industry such as this is of huge importance as there is so much variability amongst beef breeds and the products output. This is an area I have taken priority in within my associations and enjoy creating marketing packages and advertisements as your product is only as good as your advertisement. Therefore I feel that where I am in my life right now this would be the most logical path to take to stay involved with the Angus breed. To keep myself and other youth involved within the breed for years to come it would be crucial for our provincial and national associations; both adult and junior; to stay strong and highly connected with its breeders. The associations’ events and programs that are provided throughout the year are the first

steps for youth to get involved and excited about being a part of something great. If the associations no longer provided opportunities for youth they would miss out on experiences and skills which pave their way to a successful future. They would lack marketing, public relations and judging skills to produce a quality herd of cattle. These events are a way to meet new people, which is essential in an industry reliant on buyers and sellers. Our duty as a breed is to continue to educate our leaders of tomorrow; to give them the opportunity to be successful and to carry on the duties of our breed. To keep the Angus breed strong it is crucial to be constantly adapting and developing new marketing plans and promotions to keep the Angus breed known and recognizable within the urban communities. The main objective of our breed to allow future generations to stay involved is support. To have peace of mind in knowing that someone is there to look out for the best interest of the breeders and always there to lend a helping hand and to listen to new ideas. That is all breeders could ask for. We are part of an incredible breed with extensive possibilities and credibility. Our association has gotten us this far and the rest is up to our future generations to continue what they have worked so hard over the years to achieve. The economy is cyclical and our duty is to defy the odds by educating youth and marketing ourselves and the breed to the world to stay ahead. I hope that through my skills and experiences I have gained over the years I will be able to assist in the marketing and promotion of the Angus breed and be a beneficial member of our association. For I am truly grateful to have had the opportunities and experiences in which I have encountered over the years and owe everything to the breeders and the Angus breed.

ESSAY: Life Long Journey The Cattle Industry; an industry reliant on the rise and fall of the market; but the Angus Industry is an industry reliant on its breeders. The Angus industry has worked extremely hard over the years to put them at the top and raise the standards within the agriculture and cattle industry. An industry that I am proud to be considered a part of; but with a market as unstable as cattle how is someone like myself able to financially and willingly submerge into such an industry? I have spent many years contributing my time and skills to improving and promoting the Angus breed to juniors as well as educating urban folk. Not only am I the President of the Alberta Junior Angus Association but I am also a director on the Canadian Junior Angus Association; junior programs in which I have grown to love and cherish and engulf my entire being into. My junior career has just about run its course but that doesn’t mean it is the end of the road; for this is only the beginning. I have taken it upon myself to not only be a part of the programming aspect but have pursued the cattle aspect as well to ensure that I have experience and knowledge in all aspects of this industry for the betterment of the association. I raise both Purebred and Commercial Angus cattle in order to be able to understand and relate to cattle breeders of all backgrounds and purposes. With years of experience behind me I feel I have well prepared myself to continue my commitments within this breed and the industry. If it wasn’t for the Junior Angus Associations I feel I would have been ill prepared for an endeavour such as the one I am about to embark on. These associations have given me the marketing, public speaking, and organizational skills to be successful and continue my involvement as well as Page 38

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Austen Anderson SPEECH: Grandpa Doug

It was 1965, the first time the Canadian Angus Association AGM was held in the Maritimes and the last time it was held in Halifax. Gross revenues were $26, 945 and junior members were recognized for the first time. Today, 45 years later I am standing here to tell you about the president of the time; my grandfather Doug Anderson. Grandpa Doug traveled to Halifax when the Association was debating the future of Artificial Insemination. Every year my grandpa took Angus Cattle to the Brandon bull sale and in 1965 the sale averaged $643.00 on 63 lots. Grandpa always believed in Angus, even when the exotics were taking over in the 70’s and 80’s. He sat on the Manitoba and Canadian Boards and served as president on both. Grandpa also taught me that taking a few risks was worth the reward. He grew certified Red Clover seed in the 70’s when no one else in the Swan Valley had tried. He paid for that new International grain truck with two loads bound for Winnipeg. He also passed up the opportunity to invest in a local hotel in 1972 and decided to import two Gelbvieh cows, Berka and Lady. This started one of the most successful Gelbvieh herds in Canada. He used A.I. extensively and hauled three cows to Saskatoon to be implanted with embryos in 1976. Back then every cow received two embryos as the

Austen Anderson ESSAY: Youth in Agriculture Agriculture is a tough industry to be in and even tougher as a young person. Equipment, land, and cattle are huge investments and the revenue can sometimes take two years to accrue. As a young farmer outside support is very important. Financial support through outside employment is a major consideration that many start-ups are faced with. Starting a farm independently is very difficult and requires a very special kind of person. Cooperating with parents makes getting into agriculture much easier but still requires legal support during the succession. Many organizations can help with this support including 4-H, the Canadian Junior Angus Association, lending institutions and legal firms. Networking is very important in building relationships and contacts among peers. This creates optimism in the industry when young ranchers get together at events like the Goal Conference and share ideas and experiences. Without networking young ranchers often find themselves isolated because a majority of the farmers around them are much older.

veterinarians were unsure how successful the procedure would be. In the spring they had three sets of twins, all the embryos survived. The Gelbvieh cattle were exhibited across North America and several animals were exported to Australia. Grandpa was a founding member of the Man Sask Gelbvieh Association and sat on the Canadian board for several years. He valued his involvement with the breed and was very proud of the cattle he produced. Having two breeds presented challenges. Aside from the herd management issues, shows became pretty hectic. One year they were lucky enough to be stalled not only in the same barn, but in the same isle. This was a dream for everyone working; however it was a little tense when it came to show day and combs got mixed up. No one was very happy when the Black Angus had Gelbvieh hairs sprinkled through-out! My grandpa was very conservative in his lifestyle, while he enjoyed great success in the Angus and Gelbvieh breeds, he still kept his old 83 Dodge running to putter around the farm. He said grace before every meal from his traditional spot at the head of the table, and sat on the church board. When I was seven years old I was saving up to buy some sheep because I was too young to be in the beef club. I guess Grandpa wasn’t fond of sheep because we sat down and figured out the long run costs and benefits of these sheep for about an hour; however he did contribute to my sheep fund on almost every visit. Some things I remember about my Grandpa Doug are that he always had a pair of leather gloves and a hanky with him, he wore his shirt buttoned right to the top on the hottest of days. He always

kept his shop very organised and his buildings well maintained. He collected old coins and arrow heads that he found while working the land. He was proud of our family history and taught me the stories of his grandfather settling in the valley. He even let me take his antique kilt pin to school to show my class. Community was very important to Grandpa Doug and he was a Swan Valley Agriculture Director for 52 years. I still have people approaching me at the fair with a story or two about Grandpa, as they always pick me out as his grandson, I think it is the red hair! Some things that I didn’t learn about my Grandpa until after he died was that he could walk into a pen of bulls with a rope halter and lead one away while his boys used breaking halters and a donkey to train them. I also didn’t know that in 1943 he snuck into the Moulan Rouge show in Brandon with a neighbour, when he was only 16. I was 11 when my Grandpa Doug passed away and I learned more about life through his death than anyone can teach. I learned what forever meant, the value of a handshake, that commitment is longstanding and every one you meet is equal. A friendly hello can earn more respect than any amount of money. My Grandpa died too early to impart all of his knowledge and values on me, but I have gained many of his virtues from my father, Bruce Anderson. How to seed a straight row, keep your word, raise honest cattle and show up on time. If I can pattern my values and behaviours after my Grandpa Doug then maybe someday I will be able to inspire someone in the way the he has influenced my life. He was a true gentleman and my unsung hero.

The internet is an incredible tool as it can close the distances between peers. Blogs, social networking sites and video threads are great examples of how the internet can be used to discuss topics such as bio-security, marketing and other topics that older generations are unaware of or just aren’t interested in. Shows are well developed venues to bring cattlemen together young and old. Interests and new ideas can be shared and new products are marketed. By communicating with peers young cattle breeders can share ideas, gain moral support, create optimism and inject some youthful vigour into the cattle industry. I have chosen to establish my career as a teacher before taking on the ownership of our family operation. I understand that my farm may not be profitable for the first five to ten years. While I could farm fulltime and be very happy it would not raise a family. By having a career teaching ten months of the year I can have a reliable source of income, provide for a family, and ensure that my cows always get the best care, feed and genetics. It will also allow me to pay down my start-up loan years earlier rather than only relying on agriculture for a primary source

of income. Furthermore I will be able to take my farm experience into the class room to educate future generations. Bringing agriculture into the classroom is very important to me because of the dwindling number of young farmers. My goal is to instil confidence in students that there is a future in agriculture. In math class I can use problems involving fence posts, stocking rates and seed per acre. In social studies I can include projects about the different crops and livestock raised throughout Canada. There are countless links between science and modern agriculture. Embryo transplanting, genetically modified crops, and genetic defects found in recessive genes provide ample connections between leading edge science and the real world. Succession is an essential part of any operation as it makes the transition of ownership, responsibilities and payments from one generation to the next. This can be done in many different ways and can become complicated very quickly. In these situations proper succession planning can mean the difference between a working relationship that carries the . . . continued

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operation into the next generation or a nightmare that tears family apart and ends the farming legacy. The viability of a farm also comes into consideration when it is passed on to the next generation. Questions such as can the farm support my young family and will my parents need substantial amount of farm revenue to retire. A very important factor is the capital structure of the farm. If the farm is well established and land payments are manageable then the transition can be very flexible. Parents can hand over assets slowly or quickly depending on the situation. Things get more complicated when a substantial mortgage is involved. If the parents are making large land payments they may be reluctant to give up major assets or cash flow. Successors are also more likely to look for a secure source of revenue before becoming burdened in debt. Succession is a topic that should be talked about

early on with all children or possible successors. It is important for parents to ask their children as they grow if they would like to farm, and try to make it work if more than one child is interested in agriculture. Non-farming children should also be included in the succession process. Lending firms could provide invaluable support by providing succession lending plans. These could be low interest start-up loans that could only be acquired if the young farmer completed a succession plan with their parents. This would provide both succession and financial support as it would be offering capital at a lower interest rate and it would ensure parents and children complete a succession plan. As a young Angus breeder I would appreciate provincial and federal representatives showing more initiative towards agriculture. To know that my work was appreciated by the government and to a larger extent the general public would be very rewarding.

The most important move that the government could make would be to establish more beef processing plants in Canada. It is very important that our beef has the opportunity to be processed and consumed in Canada. Consumers share this concern, which is proven by the growing popularity of the hundred mile diet and the buy local movement. In conclusion, many branches of the industry can help curb the old farmer trend. By providing financial, moral and legal support they can do their part to bring in a new generation of farmers and ranchers. The task of feeding the world should not be overlooked and agriculture should continue to be controlled by family farms. I believe that keeping farms from corporate hands is vital to protect food safety, animal welfare and ensure vibrant rural communities.

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hybrid vigor and polled heads of the first F1 calves, but it was the usefulness of his ever expanding Angus cow herd that allowed him to farm more efficiently. He found Angus cows were willing to forage over cut off wood land, keeping down re-growth and hastening the conversion of woodland to permanent pasture without the use of large and expensive land clearing equipment. Grampy found that Angus cows with hay for feed and a straw pack for comfort could survive Maritime winters in a soft wood bush. This allowed him to expand the cow herd without the expense of more buildings. Grampy was impressed by the Angus’ ability to thrive on grass and he used his cows to improve his pasture land. He found early spring grazing was the most efficient way to control weeds without the use of herbicides. Proper grazing could extend the pasture season until well into the fall. Late fall feeding on pasture – first with square bales and in time with round bales – fed the cows, reseeded and fertilized the pasture and deposited residue reducing run off and spring erosion all in one action. In many ways, my grandfather and his peers were green before the movement existed. With improved pastures, my grandfather was able to keep more cows. The extra income generated allowed him to expand his land base. The original 161 acres has grown, with almost all of it adjacent to the original farmstead. Our farms pastures are productive; a visiting famer from Alberta commented on our pastures as being “grass factories.” Grampy liked the superior carcass quality of Angus. For years he produced top quality grass fed beef. As the market changed, growthy, easy fleshing, green tagged and age verified feeders were popular in local feedlots and bred Angus females formed the foundation of the commercial cow herds. Grampy recognized the importance of fairs and exhibitions. In the 60’s and 70’s to promote breeding stock to the farming population and in recent years

to promote quality beef to the consuming public. For over 20 years, his farm has hosted the grade one classes from our local primary school exposing future consumers to a mixed family farming operation. This describes Boyd Dixon the farmer, but what about Boyd Dixon the person? He left school at an early age – probably around grade 5. However his reading and comprehension skills were strong and he could solve math problems in his head more quickly than my sister Hannah and I could with calculators. He voted at election time, went to church on Sunday, visited neighbors and supported 2 generations of 4-H members. He did not always believe that government officials knew best. For almost 60 years he was a husband to my grandmother. They were the parents of 4 – who are all involved with agriculture – and grandparents of 4. We too are involved with agriculture. My cousin Catherine, a recent graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College, is working at a vet practice in . . . continued

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Heroes come in many forms. A family dog waking its master to escape a burning house. Terry Fox and his cross Canada trek to promote cancer awareness. Paul Henderson scoring the series clinching goal in the 1972 Summit Series versus Russia. Banting and Best and their research and control for diabetes. The list can go on. But what about the unsung heroes? Those that stay out of the limelight. The foot soldiers so to speak. The contributions of these people often go unnoticed but are seldom without value. Boyd Dixon was born on April 9, 1918 in Clyde River P.E.I. on the 161 acre farm his grandfather had purchased in 1832 following immigration from the U.K. where he would live for the next 86 years and where he was to farm; first with his parents and brother and in time with his wife and family. Grampy grew up during the Great Depression and the lessons it taught him – of making do with what you had, of wasting nothing, of working hard and managing even harder – stayed with him all of his life. He began farming during World War II, a time when governments valued the efforts of farmers in keeping our own country and the countries of our war ravaged allies well fed. Grampy began his farming career using horses. He ended his career using tractors. Like his peers, he made use of improvements in machinery and technology to farm more productively and with less manual labor. A management decision in 1954 changed the future direction of his farming career, the results of which are still felt on our farm today. In that year, against the advice of his father he purchased his first purebred Angus. He was suitably impressed by the Page 40

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Weyburn, SK. My brother Andrew farms and works with an agricultural equipment repair company. My sister Hannah is a student at the Culinary Institute of Canada. Her future may see her preparing and presenting top quality foods, perhaps from our operation. In 2 years I will have my Bachelor of Science which will open a number of possibilities to remain involved with agriculture. In many ways, the four of us have been the biggest beneficiaries of our grandad’s Angus purchase.

As members of the Canadian Angus Association, we have taken part in regional junior shows, GOAL conferences, and national Showdowns. In doing so, we have developed many valuable skills and met many interesting people from across the country. If my grandfather had not purchased Angus cattle in 1954, in 2010 I would not be speaking here at such a prestigious event. My grandfather’s story is very personal to me, but in no way is it unique. The life stories of long time Island Angus breeders Redvers Stewart and Frank Mutch are very similar

to grampy’s. Such stories are repeated in all parts of the country. My grandfather and his peers – both men and women – were good farmers and good people. Without headlines and feature news stories, they helped feed our nation, made economic and social contributions to their communities and perhaps, most importantly, they raised families, many of whom are still connected and dedicated to agriculture. It is a privilege for me to pay tribute to Boyd Dixon and those of his generation. Truly they are unsung heroes of Canadian agriculture.

Ellen Dixon

completed my second year of university leading to a science degree which could open the door to a number of careers related to agriculture. Research in plant and animal health, a career as a vet or in the regulatory aspects of agriculture would all be satisfying to me and could complement my involvement. However my greatest support of agriculture could be in the form of an ordinary citizen concerned about where my food comes from. Some would say this is an impossible task. Huge task? – yes. Impossible? – no. Buy local campaigns and movements such as Slow Food and the 100 Mile Diet indicate that there is a significant part of the population aware of the benefits of using locally produced foods. With proper messaging, public opinions can be greatly changed. For example, when my uncle attended university, it was both acceptable and common for students and faculty to smoke during lecture classes (Dixon). I attend the same university and can’t believe that such a situation once existed. If public opinion on smoking in public places can be changed so radically, I feel the consumers’ views on purchasing locally produced food can be changed as well. What support will be necessary? Government support of course, but not in large budget subsidies that fueled the expansion of agriculture in the ‘60’s and ‘70’s and are probably not allowed under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) – but in smaller less tangible ways. Government has the power to reinforce in the public’s mind the importance of agriculture to our economy. Farms create wealth, jobs and are the basis for a number of industries. Politicians love family farm photo ops during election campaigns but our lack of political clout shows up in the absence of agricultural related topics during federal speeches from the throne and budget addresses. During my grandfather’s and great grandfather’s time, farmers were exempt from military service because governments recognized the importance farmers played in feeding our own country and our allied countries ravaged by war. I’m not sure if this respect for the farming profession still exists. Government could take a lead role in ensuring that foods entering our country meet all the health standards that locally produced food must. Consumers should take comfort in the fact that Canada has one of the most thorough inspection systems for food in the world. Producers feel

frustrated when local products produced to meet these guidelines, share shelf space with products produced under less stringent guidelines. A number of years ago, improperly prepared pet food entered the country from China resulting in the deaths of numerous pets. Could such oversights in inspection allow the same situation to occur in foodstuffs entering the country? Only by ensuring that foods entering the country meet the same standards of heath and production can such a situation be prevented. As consumers become more aware where their food is sourced, they will also be more interested in how their food is produced and how this production impacts the environment. Such scrutiny will probably force agriculture to change yet again. The factory farm model of food production, where large numbers of animals are raised and fed under restricted conditions, will be tested. As consumers search for foods produced in a more natural way with less environmental impact, new products will gain acceptance. Markets for grass fed finished beef are already developing as consumers go for what is perceived as a healthier choice produced in a more sustainable manner. My generation has rapidly accepted the forms of mass media communication. In the same way that my ancestors saw the importance of using a steel plow or DNA tests to predict carcass quality, my peers and I can use the new communication ways to tell our stories and promote our products. With minimal government support, I feel we can change peoples’ attitudes on the importance of buying local foods. The 1841 census detailed the types and numbers of animals on our farm. Now almost 170 years later we have the same mix of animals in larger numbers. I hope to be involved in the future of this operation but the only thing of which I am certain is that the animals using our pastures will be Angus.

ESSAY: How do I intend to stay involved in agriculture and what support do I feel I will need to achieve this? I am quite certain that I will remain involved in agriculture. However my involvement may be at a much different level than my ancestors. This should not be surprising because agriculture is continually evolving. My family has always been farmers. Some of the land we farm was purchased by my great-great-great grandfather in 1832 when he emigrated from the United Kingdom. He and his family practiced subsistence farming. The 1841 census noted that his family owned 20 acres of arable land. We had produced 10 bushels of wheat, 21 bushels of oats and 15 bushels of potatoes. His livestock consisted of 2 horses, 8 sheep, 5 cattle and 9 hogs (Full Single Record for Document 1841). On such a small operation he was able to support a family of nine. My great grandfather – at the age of 14 – inherited the farm in 1907. Improvements to farm equipment, still powered by horses, allowed him to increase production, purchase more land and establish both his sons as farmers. My grandfather saw the transition of farming with horses to farming with tractors. In 1954 he purchased his first purebred Angus, a breed which has been a hallmark of our operation and has allowed us to survive and expand. Both my uncles continue to farm on a full time basis. They have lived through the greatest changes in genetics, equipment and farming practices. At each generation, my family was faced with challenges. By adopting the latest technologies and with lots of hard work they were able to survive and prosper. So what of the future? Will I or my siblings take over this heritage property and farm on a full time basis? Probably not. The economics of farming in general and beef farming in particular are not at the present time sustainable. For this reason we are all continuing our education to improve our viability. My older brother received his diploma in agricultural equipment repair. His talents are valuable at home, reducing our expenses and he works seasonally full time with a mobile equipment repair service. My younger sister attends a culinary institute. Her involvement with agriculture might be in the form of selecting, preparing and presenting top quality foods – perhaps from our own operation. I have

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Stacey Jo Domolewski SPEECH: Unsung Hero of Agriculture When asked to define an unsung hero I would say it is someone who is influential in the industry that they are in but at the same time gets or expects little or no praise for what they do. An Unsung hero is someone who is hardworking and dedicated. When I was first given the topic of an unsung hero in agriculture many people came to mind from Prime Ministers to politicians, professors at my school, even some people in this room. But I believe that these are the type of people who often get their praises sun, so, for an unsung hero I turned to my community. I could also think of many people in my community including 4H leaders, volunteers, people who attend meeting to discuss the future of agriculture in different sectors, even my own grandpa was influential in bringing irrigation to our region. But when I took a step back I realised that there was a common tread relating all these people, and it was in that commonality I discovered who the ultimate unsung hero is: the rancher. The rancher is the person who is up at all hours when calving season rolls around, and who us, as purebred breeders, rely on for our pay checks. A rancher works to make living out of what they love. Now recently ranchers have taken many hits in both the animal and crop sector with problems such as avian flu, and the BSE and Triffid crisis’s. These

Stacey Jo Domolewski ESSAY: Optimism in Agriculture In class I am frequently told that the level of participation in agriculture is declining, that there are fewer farms and far less people to run these farms (Statistics Canada, 1981-2006). Although these statistics are true, I do not believe that the level of excitement for the agriculture industry is declining. New technologies and developments continue to make this industry that is declining in numbers a thriving one. Because I do go to an agriculture school, every day I see bright young people excited and ready to enter into and make a difference in the agriculture field. I am one of these students. Growing up on a purebred Angus farm has shown me that I love the agriculture industry and everything it does, after all this is the industry that feeds the world. It took me a while to decide exactly how I would be involved in the agriculture industry but I always knew that it was the industry I wanted to be in. I am currently attending the University of Saskatchewan and in three more years will receive my bachelor of science in agriculture with a major in animal science and a minor in agriculture Page 42

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crises are making foreign markets less and less accessible meaning smaller markets for their products and therefore lower prices. But those that remain in the industry are survivors. When the market falls ranchers are the ones that are hit the hardest but they somehow find a way to grin and bear it. Whether it’s band-aiding that old tractor one more time, or feeding that cow an extra year when she probably should have gone down the road and been replaced with a newer model. Another way ranchers face their problems is by being excellent marketers and marketing their products into new sectors such as or organic, or convincing the consumer that a ‘family farm mentality’ is what they want to be buying from. These hits that ranchers take are not like the ones taken in other industries. Because ranching is a way of life these people can’t just go home and forget about their problems, because these downfalls are all around them. The rancher is the backbone of the agriculture industry and often of the communities that they live in. the cow/calf operation is the starting cog in the wheel of the agriculture industry making money. Feedlot operators, auction marts, packing houses and truckers just to name a few all rely on the rancher for the pay check that they receive. Ranchers are also the people that are very involved in their community as 4H leaders, coaches, volunteers etc. making them also very influential and valuable to the community that they live in. ranchers are also the people who do the legwork to grow our industry into the technologically advanced one that it is today and are treated as ‘guinny pigs’ for new programs such as the traceability one. Ranchers are very influential in the agriculture

industry and have to be visionaries, thinking three steps ahead of where they currently are. For example, if they buy a bull it is a year before they see what that bull will produce and another year before they know if that product has any value. The same is true with grass, it is plated one year and it isn’t until two more years before they are able to see if it was any good. In fact it was two ranchers and their visions that are the reason why we are all gathered here today. It is Hough Watson and his belief in his tow cows Old Jock, and Old Granny who are the founders of the angus breed and many cattle that are around today can be traced back to these who animals. It is also George Grant and his vision to bring 4 Angus cattle into the US which was at the time largely dominated by short and longhorn cattle. Who would have thought, almost 400 years later, these ‘freaks’ as they were then called would be known as the classy fast food burger! The rancher is the person who will put time and money into doctoring a calf that they don’t even know the value of. All the time, money, and effort that a rancher throws at a product, they don’t even know the value of until sale time. You don’t see this in other industries; you don’t see lawyers taking a case, or carpenters staring a project if without knowing what they will make in the end. So the ranchers that are left today are in it for the love of the industry, but are good enough business men to make it work. They don’t get the value out of the hard work that they put in, but us as purebred breeder’s sure hope they stay. Because the rancher is our foundation; the true unsung hero of agriculture.

business. I am already involved in the agriculture industry with a small herd of cattle of my own, but with this degree I will become further involved. After completion of my degree I plan to work as an animal nutritionist. I have chosen this career path because I believe that it combines many of the things that I enjoy. As an animal nutritionist I plan to work with feed companies to design feed rations individually suited to customers’ needs. This career encompasses my love for agriculture and working with people and animals. I also plan to stay an active member of the Angus and agriculture industry by expanding my cattle herd and continuing to attend cattle shows. Another way that I plan to stay involved in agriculture is through volunteering. I am a firm believer in supporting a community that has supported you, and the 4H and agriculture community in general has defiantly supported me with opportunities, scholarships and contacts. Because of this I plan to volunteer and help out in my community. I have already joined a 4H alumni club which through this I am given opportunities to volunteer in 4H events such as judging or putting on camps or clinics. In the past I have also had an opportunity to be involved with the UFA farm safety

camp where I helped set up and organize and also presented the cattle safety demonstration. This type of volunteer work is something that I plan to do more of because it allowed me to pass on my knowledge to a younger generation. It was so rewarding to see what the children took away from the event, everything for how to use a ‘cow stick’ to how to act around animals. I hope to be further involved in projects like this in the future. Because I believe that volunteering is such an important part of a community I will continue to volunteer especially in the agriculture industry. The agriculture industry in general is one that is thriving and constantly changing. Because of the rapid speed of development the kind of support I need to remain in the industry is knowledge, knowledge of the field that I plan to enter, and of what is available for me. I really appreciate hearing from people who are in up and coming areas of agriculture such as new research and development projects. As a producer hearing about these developments gives me an ability to make sure that my product is of the best quality. As a university student soon to be entering the work force hearing . . . continued

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about new developments gives me an idea of how broad the agriculture industry is and that there is endless possibilities for me as someone enter into this industry. Besides widening my view on what careers that are available, learning about new developments helps me to narrow my focus so I am able to choose exactly what part of the industry I want to be involved in. Although the agriculture industry may be losing members I do not believe that it is losing steam, with a world that is concentrated on sanity and

environmental concerns this industry is focused on providing safer and greener food, clothing etc. Because of this I am sure that though farms themselves are getting smaller the agriculture industry and the optimism in this industry is growing. Yes the agriculture industry in Canada has taken some hits lately with the BSE and Triffid crisis’s but I believe that with new people entering the industry at all times that it will continue to thrive. I am very optimistic for the future of the agriculture industry and because of this it is an industry that I

plan to be in for a very long time. Work Cited: Census of Canada based on number of rural dwellings and people working in these areas. Statistics Canada. 1981-2006. Ottawa Ontario. Statistics Canada

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Agribition Introduces Market Steer Show & Sale Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) is pleased to announce the Open Market Steer Show & Sale, Monday, November 22, 2010 as part of CWA’s “Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence”. To start of the day’s celebration the Steer Show will begin at 11:00 am in the Canada Centre Arena. Top twelve steers will sell at live auction later in the afternoon. “This event is unique to CWA as the top 12 steers will be sent for carcass evaluation.” says Dr. Grant Royan, Chair, Market Steer Committee. “A minimum of $15,000 in prize money will be awarded.” Entry deadline is October 15, 2010. For further event details please visit Canadian Western Agribition’s will be “Celebrating 40 Years of Excellence” Monday, November 22nd to Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan. Angus World

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Manitoba Angus Gold Show July 23, 2010 - Harding, MB

Judge Levi Jackson of Sedley, SK gives reasons during the heifer calf class

Howatt, Manitou, MB 6) TVA Tibbie 11W (SAV Net Worth 4200) Kemp Farms, Pilot Mound, MB Yearling Heifer Class Split 2 1) MVF Rosebud 23W (SAV Net Worth 4200) Symens Land & Cattle Co, Mission, BC (exhibited by Mountain View Farms, Swan River, MB 2) Red Sunset Ridge Winona 1W (Red Six Mile Sakic 837S) Nancy Howatt, Manitou, MB 3) DJCC Rosebud 6W (Youngdale Touchdown 36M) Naomi Howatt, Manitou, MB 4) Swindon Lucy 901W (Grand Island Elmo) Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB 5) TSN Eulima 8W (TSN Lucy’s Boy 2M) TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB 6) MVF Tibbie 35W (MVF VRD Dateline 913P) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB Two Year Old Cow / Calf Class 1) Brookdale Maiden 105U (Sitz Alliance 6595) Topview Acres, Grandview, MB 2) N7 Heroine 10U (TC Stout 407) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB 3) MAK Bellemere Max 8306U (Dryland Max 527) Kemp Farms, Pilot Mound, MB Mature Cow / Calf Class 1) Red McRae’s Reba 12S (Red McRae’s Keystone 1P) Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB 2) N7 Blk Woodlady EXT 91K (N Bar Emualtion EXT) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MN 3) PH 4480GF Tibbie 02M (Northern Improvement 4480) Swindon Ranch, Alexander, MB

Bull Calf Class 1) Swindon Touchstone 10X (Century Touchstone 131) Swindon Ranch, Alexander, MB 2) TSN Sparticus 16X (TSN Lucy’s Boy 2M) TSN Livestock, Brenadon, MB 3) N7 Outlook 26X (BC Outlook 7024) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB 4) DJCC Overload 22X (RDDA Overload 2437R) DJ Cattle Co, Brookdale, MB 5) Red Sunset Ridge Potential 7X (Red Six Mile Sakic 837S) Nancy Howatt, Manitou, MB 6) Red Sunset Ridge Xceed 3X (Red TNT’s Bank Statement) Nancy Howatt, Manitou, MB

Brookdale, MB 3) DJCC Flora 10X (TC Gridtopper 355) DJ Cattle Co, Brookdale, MB 4) Red McRae’s Reba 92X (Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U) Mar Mac Farms, Brandon, MB 5) N7 Netwoodlady 10X (SAV Net Worth 4200) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB 6) N7 Netwoodlady 19X (SAV Net Worth 4200) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB

Grand Champion Bull Calf Swindon Touchstone 10X Reserve Champion Bull Calf TSN Sparticus 16X Heifer Calf Class 1) TVA Tibbie 11X (TC Aberdeen 759) Topview Acres, Grandview, MB 2) DJCC Rosebud 11X (Youngdale Touchdown 36M) DJ Cattle Co,

Yearling Heifer Class Split 1 1) N7 Zara Lisa 42W (BC Lookout 7024) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB 2) DJCC Rosebud 17W (RDDA Overload 2437R) DJ Cattle Co, Brookdale, MB 3) N7 Mary KT 12W (TC Stout 407) N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB 4) Cranberry Creek Lynn 930W (Cranberry Creek Fame 708T) Levi Best, Harding, MB 5) Red Sunset Ridge Willie 15W (Red Gold Bar King V415) Nancy

Grand Champion Bull Calf Swindon Touchstone 10X

Heifer Calf Champion TVA Tibbie 11X

Grand Champion Female MVF Rosebud 23W

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Tremont Queen 25W - Kathryn Dolliver

Reserve Heifer Calf Champion DJCC Rosebud 11X

Reserve Grand Champion Female N7 Zara Lisa 42W

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SHOWDOWN 2010 11th Annual National Canadian Junior Angus Show July 7-10, 2010 in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec

GRAND AGGREGATE Junior Grand Aggregate Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON & Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB Intermediate Grand Aggregate Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Grand Aggregate Erika Easton, Wawota, SK PRINT MARKETING Judge: Melissa Ledoux, SheďŹ&#x20AC;ord, QC Junior Print Marketing Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB Reserve Junior Print Marketing Laurence Noiseux, Marieville, QC Intermediate Print Marketing Michaela Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Reserve Intermediate Print Marketing Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB Senior Print Marketing Jessica Denning, Chedzoy, England

Reserve Senior Print Marketing Miranda Frey, Oxbow, SK SALES TALK Judge: Patricia Keenan-Adank, StFrancois-Xavier-de-Brompton, QC Junior Champion Cedric Noiseux, Marieville, QC Reserve Junior Champion Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON Intermediate Champion Michaela Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Reserve Intermediate Champion Colt Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Champion Erika Easton, Wawota, SK Reserve Senior Champion Rosalyn Grusnick, Richmond, ON SHOWMANSHIP Judge: Jay Bradley, Casselman, ON Junior Champion Krista Whalen, Gould, QC Reserve Junior Champion Brandon English, Douglas, ON Intermediate Champion Brett English, Douglas, ON Reserve Intermediate Champion

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Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB Senior Champion Robert Enright, Renfrew, ON Reserve Senior Champion Lauren Enright, Renfrew, ON JUDGING COMPETITION Judge: Scott Matthews & Emily Grey, Compton, QC Junior Champion Brandon English, Douglas, ON Reserve Junior Champion Evan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Intermediate Champion Michaela Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Reserve Intermediate Champion Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK Senior Champion Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB Reserve Senior Champion Sean Enright, Renfrew, AB SHOW RING TEAM JUDGING Judge: Scott Matthews & Emily Grey, Compton, QC Junior Champions Brandon English, Douglas, ON & Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON

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Reserve Junior Champions Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON & Owen Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Intermediate Champions Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB & Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK Reserve Intermediate Champions Christopher Hargrave, Proton Station, ON & Blair Allnutt, Brome, QC Senior Champions Sean Enright, Renfrew, ON & Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB Reserve Senior Champions Amanda High, Fort Macleod, AB & Erin Toner, Kelfield, SK TEAM GROOMING Judge: Ryan Currie, West Bolton, QC Junior Champions Jarret Hargrave, Proton Station, ON & Evan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Reserve Junior Champions Denver Bolton, Lansdowne, ON & Cedric Noiseux, Marieville, QC Intermediate Champions Katie Wright, Melfort, SK & Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB Reserve Intermediate Champions Brett English, Douglas, ON & William Pilgrim, Renfrew, ON Senior Champions Sean Enright, Renfrew, ON & Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB Reserve Senior Champions Rosalyn Grusnick, Richmond, ON & Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB


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Jr. Champion - Krista Whalen

Reserve. Jr. - Brandon English

PHOTOGRAPHY Judge: Grant & Lauralee Rolston, Coalhurst, AB Junior Champion Laurence Noiseux, Marieville, QC Reserve Junior Champion Brandon English, Douglas, ON Intermediate Champion Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Reserve Intermediate Champion Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Senior Champion Sean Enright, Renfrew, ON Reserve Senior Champion Alexandre Noiseux, Marieville, QC LITERATURE COMPETITION Judge: Diane Forcier, Yamaska, QC Junior Champion Laurence Noiseux, Marieville, QC Reserve Junior Champion Krista Whalen, Gould, QC Intermediate Champion Katie Wright, Melfort, SK Reserve Intermediate Champion Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Senior Champion Jessica Denning, Chedzoy, England Reserve Senior Champion Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB ART COMPETITION Judge: Donna Donaldson, West Bolton, QC Junior Champion Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB

Reserve Junior Champion Krista Whalen, Gould, QC Intermediate Champion Wil Pilgram, Renfrew, ON Reserve Intermediate Champion Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Champion Erika Easton, Wawota, SK Reserve Senior Champion Jessica Denning, Chedzoy, England SCRAPBOOK Judge: Patricia Keenan-Adank, StFrancois-Xavier-de-Brompton, QC Junior Champion Laurence Noiseux, Marieville, QC Reserve Junior Champion Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON Intermediate Champion Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Reserve Intermediate Champion Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Champion Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB Reserve Senior Champion Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford, QC


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GRAPHIC DESIGN Judge: Melissa Ledoux, Shefford, QC Junior Champion Krista Whalen, Gould, QC Reserve Junior Champion Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON Intermediate Champion Colt Mastine, Melbourne, QC

Int. Champion - Brett English

Intermediate Champions

Reserve Int. - Jay Rimke


Team Judging

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Sr. Champion - Robert Enright



Senior Champions

Reserve Sr. - Lauren Enright



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Reserve Intermediate Champion Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Champion Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB Reserve Senior Champion Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford, QC

ANGUS COOK-OFF Judges: Kirk Wildman, Sangudo, AB & Dany Gagnon, Granby, QC 1st - Jade, Cedric, Simon, Rose, Laurence, Guillaume, & Alexandre Noiseux 2nd - Krista, Adrianna & Jason Whalen, Jeremy & Anthony Lehoux, & Erin Toner 3rd - Denver Bolton, Morgan MacIntyre, Robert & Lauren Enright, Brandon, Brett & Emma English, Wil Pilgrim & Jack Oattes

PUBLIC SPEAKING Judges: Diane Forcier, Yamaska, QC, Amelie Fluet, Danville, QC & Angele Hebert, St-Hyacinthe, QC Junior Champion Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON Reserve Junior Champion Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB Intermediate Champion Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Reserve Intermediate Champion Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Senior Champion Montgomery Dempsey, Millington, Tennessee Reserve Senior Champion Jessica Denning, Chedzoy, England

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Spirit of Youth Award

Photos courtesy Grant Rolston Photography Ltd.

HERDSMAN COMPETITION Herdsman Award Jarrett & Christopher Hargrave & Nolan, Michaela, Evan, & Owen Chalmers SPIRIT OF YOUTH AWARD Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d’Abbotsford, QC

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SHOWDOWN 2010 11th Annual National Canadian Junior Angus Show Conformation Classes Judge: Olivier Isabel, St-Romain, QC PEEWEE DIVISION 2010 Heifer Calf 1) Xilia Ursula Dynamic Ang 6X (GDAR Game Day 449)Rose Noiseux, Marieville, QC 2) SANE JIP Jestress 218X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Jade Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC 2009 Bred Heifer 1) Trev Blackcap Matrix 13W (BC Matrix 4132) Nolan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON Bull Calf 1) Triara Rita 273W (S A V Bismarck 5682) Zion Moffit, Harvey York County, NB 2) SANE 125N Jipsey Earl 117X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Anthony Lehoux, St-Julien, QC 3) RAN 4D7 444W (Rito 4D7 of 2536 338) Simon Noiseux, Marieville, QC 4) Bagot 112N Pendleton 3X (HARB Pendleton 765 J H) Jason Whalen, Gould, QC OPEN DIVISION 2010 Heifer Calf - Split 1 1) Xcel Lily 104X (SAV 5175 Bando 1024) Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) Crescent Blythe Fancy (SAV Pioneer 7301) Jessica Harbottle, Caledonia, ON 3) First Line Barbara 7X (SAV Heritage 6295) Kasey Whitwell, Hagersville, ON 4) Triara Everelda Entense 605X (Connealy Power One) Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC 5) Xilia Ursula Dynamic Ang 6X (GDAR Game Day 449)

Heifer Calf Champion Excel Lily 104X - Morgan MacIntyre

Reserve Heifer Calf Champion Crescent Blythe Fancy - Jessica Harbottle

Alexandre Noiseux, Marieville, QC 6) SANE JIP Jestress 218X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC 7) ESE Pine Sisken 34X (SAV Net Worth 4200) Brandon English, Douglas, ON Champion Heifer Calf Excel Lily 104X - Morgan MacIntyre Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Crescent Blythe Fancy - Jessica Harbottle 2009 Heifer - Split 1 1) EXAR Queen Idelette 5929 (EXAR Spartan 6225) Brett English, Douglas, ON 2) Triara Elba 319W (Triara Twenty X 146T) Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC 3) First Line YD Blackbird 36W (Young Dale Trogan 41T) Kasey Whitwell, Hagersville, ON 4) SANE G.D. Ruth 411W (GDAR Game Day 449) Erin Toner , Kelfield, SK 5) Bagot Predestined Aleta 49W (GAR Predestined) Krista Whalen, Gould, QC 2009 Heifer - Split 2 1) ESE Elba 05W (EXAR Tiger T659) William Pilgrim, Renfrew, ON 2) Upper Glen Rebba 13W (SAV Final Answer 0035) Samantha Stull, Georgetown, ON 3) Triara Tibbie 306W (BC Lookout 7024) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 4) Hawthorne Delias 7W (Connealy Power One) Denver Bolton, Lansdowne, ON 5) JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W (Buffalos Conclusive BN46) Michaela Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 6) Locust Grove Erica 23W (SAV Net Worth 4200) Alexandre Noiseux, Marieville, QC 7) Triara Evergreen 909W (SAV 004 Predominant 4438) Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB 2009 Heifer - Split 3 1) Hawthorne Queen 6W (Rito 9FB3 of 5H11 Fullback) Rosalyn Grusnick, Richmond, ON 2) SANE 416 Pride 120W (TC Rito 416) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC 3) EXAR Lucy 9604 (BC 7022 Raven 7965) Lauren Enright, Renfrew, ON 4) SANE ADM Barbie 122W (Woodhill Admiral 77K) Erin Toner, Kelfield, SK 5) JD Evening Tinge 17W (HF Tiger 5T) Blair Allnutt, Brome, QC 6) Glen Islay Magic 10W (Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy 509R) Taylor Welch, Glassville, NB 7) Crescent Blythe Echo (LCC Arrival G847N) Jessica Harbottle, Caledonia, ON 2009 Heifer - Split 4 1) JD Phyllis 12W (EXAR Lutton 1831) Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) SANE ADM Black Kerrie 103W (Woodhill Admiral 77K) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC 3) Wilgor 1P Wahoa 2W (Connealy Lead On) Guillaume Angus World

Noiseux, Marieville, QC 4) Red Harprey Urrissal 3W (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Christopher Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 5) Trev Blackcap Matrix 13W (BC Matrix 4132) Owen Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 6) Harprey Miss Middlebrook 5W (SAV Net Worth 4200) Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 7) Trev Cinderella 9W (SAV Final Answer 0035) Evan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 2009 Heifer - Split 5 1) JD Annie 3W (SAV Net Worth 4200) Blair Allnutt, Brome, QC 2) ESE Echo 53W (S A V Net Worth 4200) Lauren Enright, Renfrew, ON 3) Triara Forever Lady ET 901W (SAV Bismarck 5682) Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK 4) JD CH Georgina 2W (SAV Bismarck 5682) Evan Stull, Georgetown, ON 5) Triara Rita 273W (SAV Bismarck 5682) Colt Mastine, Melbourne, QC 6) Triara Dixie Erica ET 274W (SAV Final Answer 0035) Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC 7) Bagot WF Lady Sandy 2W (Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96) Adrianna Whalen, Gould, QC Champion Bred Heifer JD Annie 3W - Blair Allnutt Reserve Champion Bred Heifer Hawthorne Queen 6W - Rosalyn Grusnick Two Year Old Female 1) Wil-Dorr 404P Ursula 12U (SAV Net Worth 4200) calf: Xilia Ursula Dynamic Ang 6X (GDAR

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Game Day 449) Alexandre Noiseux, Marieville, QC 2) SANE N.W. Jestress 129U (SAV Net Worth 4200) calf: SANE JIP Jestress 218X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC Champion Two Year Old Female Wil-Dor 404P Ursula 12U - Alexandre Noiseux Reserve Champion Two Year Old Female SANE N.W. Jestress 129U - Laurie Noiseux Mature Female 1) Rally Everelda Entense 7014 (Connealy Front Page 0228) calf: Triara Everelda Entense 605X (Connealy Power One) Dylan Mastine, Melbourne,

QC 2) ESE Pine Sisken T056 R3 (Exar Lutton 1831) calf: ESE Pine Sisken 34X (SAV Net Worth 4200) Robert Enright, Renfrew, ON 3) SANE 65D Pride 125N (BT Direction 65D) calf: SANE 125N Jipsey Earl 117X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC Champion Mature Female Rally Everelda Entense 7014 - Dylan Mastine Reserve Champion Mature Female ESE Pine Sisken T056 R3 - Robert Enright Grand Champion Female Rally Everelda Entense 7014 - Dylan Mastine Reserve Grand Champion Female JD Annie 3W - Blair Allnutt OWNED DIVISION 2009 Bred Heifer 1) OSU Empress 9112 (BC 7022 Raven 7965) Sean Enright, Renfrew, ON 2) Triara Queen 904W (S A V Initiative 4406) Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB

Champion Two Year Old Wil-Dor 404P Ursula 12U - Alexandre Noiseux

Grand Champion Female OSU Empress 9112 - Sean Enright

Reserve Grand Champion Female Triara Queen 904W - Kathryn Dolliver BULL DIVISION 2010 Bull Calf 1) Triara Xcelerator 598X (SAV Bismarck 5682) Colt Mastine, Melbourne, QC 2) First Line Kodiak 8X (HF Kodiak 57U) Kasey Whitwell, Hagersville, ON 3) SANE 125N Jipsey Earl 117X (Dunlouise Jipsey Earl E161) Laurie Noiseux, Saint-Paul d'Abbotsford, QC 4) Crescent Blythe Ferdinand (SAV Heritage 6295) Jessica Harbottle, Caledonia, ON Champion Bull Calf Triara Xcelerator 598X - Colt Mastine Reserve Champion Bull Calf First Line Kodiak 8X - Kasey Whitwell 2009 Bull 1) Barrvalley Champ (DuďŹ&#x20AC; New Attraction 6110) William Pilgrim, Renfrew, ON 2) Upper Glen Warrior 16W (Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C) Samantha Stull, Georgetown, ON 3) RAN Bando 441W (SAV 5175 Bando 4597) Cedric Noiseux, Marieville, QC Champion Yearling Bull Barrvalley Champ - William Pilgrim Reserve Champion Yearling Bull Upper Glen Warrior 16W - Samantha Stull Grand Champion Bull Barvalley Champ - William Pilgrim Reserve Grand Champion Bull Triara Xcelerator 598X - Colt Mastine

Mature Champion & Grand Champion Rally Everelda Entense 7014 - Dylan Mastine

Reserve Bull Calf Champion First Line Kodiak 8X - Kasey Whitwell

Owned Division Grand Champion Female OSU Empress 9112 - Sean Enright

Champion Yearling Bull & Grand Champion Barrvalley Champ - William Pilgrim

Bull Calf Champion & Reserve Grand Triara Xcelerator 598X - Colt Mastine

Commercial Division Champion Female CFLX Suzie Q 800W - Robert Enright

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COMMERCIAL DIVISION 2009 Bred Heifer 1) CFLX Suzie Q 800W (MAGS 5465S) Robert Enright, Renfrew, ON Champion CFLX Suzie Q 800W - Robert Enright Special Canadian Class 1) Red Harprey Urrissal 3W (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Christopher Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 2) Glen Islay Magic 10W (Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy 509R) Taylor Welch, Glassville, NB Champion Red Harprey Urrissal 3W - Christopher Hargrave

Canadian Class Champion Female Red Harprey Urrissal 3W-Christopher Hargrave

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Alberta Junior Angus Show July 14-16, 2010 during Summer Synergy, Olds, AB COMPETITION RESULTS Individual Judging Pee Wee: 1) Jett Jones 2) Lexi Dietrich Junior: 1) Ty Dietrich 2) Andie Hadway Senior: 1) Amanda High 2) Travis Hunter Team Judging Pee Wee: 1) Jett Jones, Keely Adams & Lexi Dietrich Junior: 1) Andie Hadway & Ty Dietrich 2) Cole Dodgson & Kyle Dodgson Senior: 1) Katelyn Dietrich & Jared Hunter 2) Carling Matejka & Brittney Matejka Showmanship Pee Wee: 1) Jett Jones 2) Keely Adams/Lexi Dietrich Junior: 1) Ty Dietrich 2) Taylor Giles Senior: 1) Travis Hunter 2) Amanda High Sales Talk Pee Wee: 1) Keely Adams 2) Lexi Dietrich Junior: 1) Haylea Jones 2) Andie Hadway Senior: 1) Kaitlynn Bolduc 2) Stacey Domolewski Print Marketing Pee Wee: 1) Keely Adams 2) Jett Jones Junior: 1) Reid Davidson 2) Laurie Morasch Senior: 1) Jill Davidson 2) Kaitlynn Bolduc Photography – Scenery & Angus Cattle Pee Wee: 1) Keely Adams 2) Lexi Dietrich Junior: 1) Taylor Giles 2) Halley Adams Senior: 1) Emily Puch 2) Jess Denning Photography – Scenery & Angus People Tiny Mite: 1) Kasey Adams Pee Wee: 1) Jett Jones Junior: 1) Beth Hofstra 2) Kathryn Dolliver Senior: 1) Kendra Hofstra 2) Jill Davidson

Literature - Story Junior: 1) Sadie Hofstra 2) Colin Fankhanel Literature - Poetry Junior: 1) Kayla Jones 2) Shallaine Daley Senior: 1) Katelyn Dietrich 2) Jess Denning Art - Flat Junior: 1) Shallaine Daley 2) Laurie Morasch Senior: 1) Carling Matejka 2) Jess Denning Art – 3D Junior: 1) Kathryn Dolliver 2) Dakota Townsend Senior: 1) Dylan Benjamin 2) Kaitlynn Bolduc Scrapbook Junior: 1) Taylor Giles 2) Laurie Morasch Senior: 1) Stacey Domolewski 2) Kaitlynn Dietrich Special Awards Premier Exhibitor: Laurie Morasch Allan Benkie - Spirit of Youth: Emily Puch Toner Memorial: Kaitlynn Bolduc AJAA Scholarship Emily Puch, Kevin Bolduc, Jade Ann Schneider Aggregate Awards Pee Wee: 1) Keely Adams 2) Jett Jones Junior: 1) Andie Hadway 2) Laurie Morasch Senior: 1) Katelyn Dietrich 2) Kaitlynn Bolduc & Amanda High

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ALBERTA JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW CONFORMATION RESULTS Judge: Lance Leachman, Maidstone, SK Tiny Mite 1) Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X (Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T) Kasey Adams Grand Champion Tiny Mite Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X - Kasey Adams Pee Wee – Heifer Calf Class 1) Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X (Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T) Keely Adams Pee Wee - Yearling Heifer Class 1) KX Pride 1W ( TC Freedom 104) Jett Jones 2) Red Blair’s Gidget 72W (Red Shoderee Destiny 114P) Lexi Dietrich Grand Champion Pee Wee Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X - Keely Adams Reserve Champion Pee Wee KX Pride 1W - Jett Jones

(calf: Tiger Woods) Jake High 3) Miley Cyrus (calf: Cowgirl) Raymond Gallelli 4) Ebone (calf: Dodge) Nichole Jones 5) Hottie Tottie (calf: Chillita) Dakota Townsend 6) Roxy (calf: Roxanne) Wyatt Matile Grand Champion Commercial Female Sally - Jill Davidson Reserve Champion Commercial Female Fancy Face - Andie Hadway OPEN DIVISION

Heifer Calf Class 1) Fancy Face, Andie Hadway 2) Molly, Jill Davidson 3) Staight Up, Dakota Townsend 4) Roxanne, Wyatt Matile 5) Chillita, Dakota Townsend Bull/Steer Calf Class 1) Tiger Woods, Jake High 2) Dodge, Nichole Jones Yearling Heifer Class 1) Rachel, Nichole Jones 2) Gabby, Sydney Jones 3) Polly, Emily Puch 4) Sam, Jake High 5) Jazz, Justin Matile 6) What’s With The Attitude, Lindsay Fankhanel 7) Dixie, Wyatt Matile 8) Sal, Reid Davidson Cow/Calf Class 1) Sally (calf: Molly) Jill Davidson 2) Sammy

Heifer Calf Class 1) Belvin Georgina 18’10 (S A V Pioneer 7301) Shallaine Daley 2) Red MAF Cherokee 2X (Red Corner Creek Full On 723) Carling Matejka 3) Lorenz Caroline 1X (Geis Kodiak 73’07) Chad Lorenz Bull Calf Class 1) MAF Blackjack 102X (MAF L781 Blackwood 84T) Brittney Matejka Junior Yearling Class 1) Tremont Queen 25W (DMM Ambush 03M) Kathryn Dolliver 2) Red MAF Flora 9W (Red MAF Advantage 508R) Carling Matejka 3) MAF S406 Miss Eston 68W (Justamere 253 Bada Bing 406S) Brittney Matejka 4) Red Lauron Blackbird 123W (Red Lazy R C Monte Carlo 375N) Jared Hunter 5) Lorenz Caroline 53W (Lorenz Future 50S) Chad Lorenz 6) Red TerRon Firefly 96W (Red Top Precision 52S) Ryan Davidson 7) BOPP Jitterbug 1W (FSF Legend) Dylan Benjamin Senior Yearling Class 1) HF Evening Tinge 13W (HF Tiger 5T) Emily Latimer 2) Cudlobe Erelite 1W (Cudlobe Payweight 8S) Kaitlynn Bolduc 3) CCL Neonia 26W (Remitall H Rachis 21R) Zachary Latimer 4) Red DC Benita 11W (Red Geis Knight Hawk 257’06) Courtney Congdon 5) Lorenz Atalanta

Grand Champion Commercial Female Sally - Jill Davidson

Open Grand Champion Female Belvin Georgina 18’08 - Quinn Hamilton

Reserve Champion Commercial Female Fancy Face - Andie Hadway

Open Reserve Champion Female Tremont Queen 25W - Kathryn Dolliver


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24W (Remitall Stockade 579S) Brandon Lorenz Cow/Calf Class 1) Belvin Georgina 18’08 (Belvin Panther 21’04) calf: Belvin Georgina 18’10 (S A V Pioneer 7301) Quinn Hamilton 2) Big Sky M A F Diamond Mist 15T (S A V 004 Density 4336) calf: MAF Blackjack 102X (MAF L781 Blackwood 84T) Brittney Matejka 3) Red MAF N41 Cherokee 34T (Red Lazy MC Smash 41N) calf: Red MAF Cherokee 2X (Red Corner Creek Full On 723) Carling Matejka 4) Lorenz Caroline 17U (Belvin Paradigm 48’04) calf: Lorenz Caroline 1X (Geis Kodiak 73’07) Chad Lorenz Grand Champion Female Belvin Georgina 18’08 - Quinn Hamilton Reserve Champion Female Tremont Queen 25W - Kathryn Dolliver OWNED DIVISION Heifer Calf 1) Red Lazy MC Firefly 31X (Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U) Laurie Morasch 2) STAR Ms Hemi 021X (Soder Net Worth 10U) Amanda High 3) 3 G Erica 7X (HF Kodiak 5R) Taylor Giles Bull Calf Class 1) Red Redrich Glory Road 248X (Red LCB Lancer 1202S) Katelyn Dietrich 2) Lorenz Kodiak 12X (Geis Kodiak 73’07) Chad Lorenz Junior Yearling Class 1) Red Redrich Cherokee 147W (Red Ter-Ron Cinch 910L) Bailey Dietrich 2) Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 21W (Red U-2 Big League 544R) Halley Adams 3) KC Iron’s Pride 64W (Red K-C One Iron 4P) Kyle Dodgson 4) Red Royal Valley Lassie 22W (Red Spring Creek Patriot 33S) Cole Dodgson 5) 3 G Rosebud 3W (HF Kodiak 5R) Taylor Giles 6) Lazy MC Della 92W (Red Lazy MC Elixr 54S) Cayley Peltzer 7) Red Lauron Miss 44W (Red Cinder Smartin’ Up 132P) Travis Hunter 8) Avelyn Ms Lass 53’09 (Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96) Sadie Hofstra Senior Yearling Class 1) KX Blackberry 3W (TC Freedom 104) Haylea Jones 2) KX Pride 1W (TC Freedom 104) Kayla Jones 3) HF Tibbie 51W (HF Kodiak 5R) Taylor Iwasiuk 4) Red SSF Scotts Ms. Sammy 744W (Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P) Jordan Guenette 5) HF Echo 48W (HF Hemi 151T) Taylor Giles 6) LLB Randi 740W (MVF Grand Design 2S) Colin Fankhanel 7) Red Avelyn Showy 96’09 (Red BJR AH Branded Beef L107) Beth Hofstra 8) HF Mayflower 89W (HF Hemi 151T) Cole Giles 9) Red C.D. Huckberry 30’09 (Red Northline Buckcherry 16T) Becky Domolewski Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Red Redrich Cherokee 248U (Red Ter-Ron Innovator 310R) calf: Red Redrich Glory Road 248X (Red LCB Lancer 1202S) Katelyn Dietrich 2) Red Alalta Acres Kuruba 2U (Red Alalta Acres Rio 60R) calf: Red Lauron X-Cell 2X (Red LCC Glance B062M) Travis Hunter 3) Red C.D. Herd Reference 2010*

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ALBERTA JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW Candy Cane 16’08 (Red C.D. Magnum 39’05) calf: Red C.D. What’s Your Flavor (Red BMB No Surprise 78U) Becky Domolewski 4) Avelyn Pride HAS 172’08 (Prophecy Foxtail Pride 272’05) calf: Avelyn Definition 172’10 (Avelyn Terminator 155’08) Sadie Hofstra 5) Red Lauron Blackbird 51U (Red Cinder Smartin’ Up 132P) calf: Red EMP Blackbird 15X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Emily Puch Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) Red D C Knight Countess 16S (Red Bar-E-L Knight Ryder 134N) calf: Red CGC X’s And O’s 4X (Red Bar-E-L Unlimited 105U) Courtney Congdon 2) Red Diamond T Lakme 63M 180’06 (Red Towaw Intense 17K) calf: STAR Ms Hemi 021X (Soder Net Worth 10U) Amanda High 3) Red C.D. Samantha Gold 34’07 (Red Ted Gold Robber 3M) calf: Red C.D. Buck-ItUp 702-10 (Red Northline Buckcherry 16T) Becky Domolewski 4) HF Erica 129S (HF Power Source 94M) calf: 3 G Erica 7X (HF Kodiak 5R) Cole Giles 5) Red C.D. Salena 27’06 (Red C.D. Bailey 8’04) calf: Red C.D. Fame N Fortune 103’10 (Red Northline Buckcherry 16T)

Stacey Domolewski 6) Lorenz Caroline 30S (Belvin Paradigm 48’04) calf: Lorenz Kodiak 12X (Geis Kodiak 73’07) Chad Lorenz Grand Champion Owned Red Redrich Cherokee 248U - Katelyn Dietrich Reserve Champion Owned Red Lazy MC Firefly 31X - Laurie Morasch BRED & OWNED DIVISION Heifer Calf Class 1) Red Lauron Blackbird 1X (Red Basin Sensation 3698) Travis Hunter 2) Cudlobe Mistress 1X (GAR Ultimate) Kaitlynn Bolduc 3) Lone Star Miss Bloomingdale 5X (Stevenson Expedition 859K) Wacey Townsend 4) Red CGC X’s And O’s 4X (Red Bar-E-L Unlimited 105U) Courtney Congdon 5) Red EMP Blackbird 15X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Emily Puch Bull Calf Class 1) Red Lazy MC Gold- Rush 110X (Red Lazy MC Divide 8J) Laurie Morasch 2) Red CGC XBox 2X (Red Bar-E-L Unlimited 105U) Courtney Congdon 3) Red Avelyn VFF Loaded 11’10 (Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R) Kendra Hofstra 4) Red C.D. Buck-It-Up 702-10 (Red Northline Buckcherry 16T) Becky Domolewski 5) Red Lauron X-Cell 2X (Red LCC Glance B062M) Travis Hunter 6) Red C.D. Fame N Fortune 103’10 (Red Northline Buckcherry 16T) Stacey Domolewski Yearling Heifer Class 1) Belvin Lady Blossom 14’09 (Belvin Rebel 33’05) Quinn Hamilton 2) Lone Star Clova Pride 2W (GAR Grid Maker) Dakota Townsend 3) Red Redrich Tess 270W (Red Moose Creek

Owned Grand Champion & Supreme Red Redrich Cherokee 248Y - Katelyn Dietrich

Trooper 4S) Tyler Dietrich 4) EGSC Witchy Woman 1W (GH Coverboy Eric 110R) Ethan Gosling 5) Red Redrich Sugarbaby 230W (Red Moose Creek Trooper 4S) Katelyn Dietrich 6) Cudlobe Enchantress 2W (Stevenson CE Deluxe 1914) Kevin Bolduc 7) Cudlobe Pride 3W (Stevenson CE Deluxe 1914) Kevin Bolduc 8) Red CGC Crack-A-Lackin 1W (Geis Knight Hawk 257’06) Courtney Congdon Cow/Calf Class 1) Cudlobe Mistress 4U (Cudlobe Yellowstone 1’03) calf: Cudlobe Mistress 1X (GAR Ultimate) Kaitlynn Bolduc 2) Lone Star Miss Bloomindale 1P (GDAR Rolls Royce 203) calf: Lone Star Miss Bloomingdale 5X (Stevenson Expedition 859K) Wacey Townsend 3) Red Lazy MC Sparkle 2U (Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S) calf: Red Lazy MC Gold- Rush 110X (Red Lazy MC Divide 8J) Laurie Morasch Grand Champion Bred & Owned Belvin Lady Blossom 14’09 - Quinn Hamilton Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Red Lauron Blackbird 1X - Travis Hunter Supreme Grand Champion Owned Red Redrich Cherokee 248U - Katelyn Dietrich Supreme Reserve Champion Owned Belvin Lady Blossom 14’09 - Quinn Hamilton Grand Champion Junior Showmanship Ty Dietrich Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship Taylor Giles Grand Champion Senior Showmanship Travis Hunter Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship Amanda High

Manitoba Angus Junior Show July 23, 2010 - Harding, MB

Bred & Owned Champion & Res. Supreme Belvin Lady Blossom 14’09 - Quinn Hamilton Grand Champion Red McRae's Reba 12S shown by Melissa McRae, Brandon, MB

Showmanship Winners Pee Wee - Justin Carvey Junior - Taylor Carvey Intermediate - Austen Kemp Senior - Megan Kemp

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Manitoba Angus Summer Tour

Supper hosts Stewart Cattle Co Bull Sale Group

Host Dallas Johnston talking to long time Angus Breeder Lowell Winters of Oak Lake

Our 1st ever Manitoba Angus Field day was held this year in place of a summer tour. This was held Saturday, June 26th at DJ Cattle Co., Dallas, Lynne and Candace Johnston’s farm at Brookdale. The weather cooperated for most of the time with a few scattered showers but that did not dampen the

enthusiasm of the crowd. Over 90 Angus Enthusiasts gathered to view Angus cow/calf pairs, yearling heifers and herd bulls from Angus Breeders as far away as Ashern, Russell, Grandview, Melita, Yorkton, Neepawa, Wawanesa, and Brandon area. The Angus Cattle displayed on green grass made it look just like they were on the pastures. The crowd of Angus breeders and enthusiasts from as far away as Stavely, Alberta, Saskatoon, SK and Emo, Ontario were in attendance. After viewing the cattle, everyone enjoyed a delicious Angus Rib Eye steak and the trimmings sponsored by the Stewart Cattle Co. Bull Sale group - Stewart Cattle Co. (The Stewart’s, Russell), DJ Cattle Co. (The Johnston’s, Brookdale), Topview Acres (The Topham’s, Grandview) and Legaarden Livestock (The Legaarden’s, Grandview).

Manitoba President Shawn Birmingham discussing the cattle with Neil Bednar of Vita

Thanks to everyone who made this day a success. Manitoba’s next big summer event is our Manitoba Angus Gold Show July 23rd at Harding Fair. For more details go to or call 1-888-622-6487 By Lois McRae, Manitoba Angus Promotion Committee

Saskatchewan Steer earns top honours at UFA Steer Classic During the 2010 UFA Steer Classic, after 79 entries from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario had been paraded around the ring, it was a steer owned by Roger Hardy’s Sooline Cattle Company of Midale, Saskatchewan, that took top honours on Saturday, July 17 and fetched $10,000 in prize money. As it has for a decade, Calgary’s Chicago Chophouse Restaurant purchased the Grand Champion steer, and will make it the feature item on the menu during its annual Champion Steer Dinner in September. Satoru Kogo, the executive chef of the Chicago Chophouse is already considering the fine dining possibilities. “Great colour. Marbling looks fine. Definitely, I’m excited,” he said. “Most likely I’ll be using the whole cow. Primary cuts, for sure. It’ll make great stocks and consummes, and definitely great steaks and roasts.” The winning steer will be the feature item on the menu some time in September, when the downtown Calgary restaurant holds its annual Champion Steer Dinner, a $150-a-plate gala fundraiser. This year, the beneficiary will be the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Page 62

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Event judge Cam Sparrow of Vanscoy, Sask., was once again extremely impressed with the quality of beef on the hoof displayed. “I saw an exceptional set of steers today. I looked at a lot of great steers,” he said.

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Stan Munton - Obituary

Stanley Warren Munton was born May 16, 1927, at the home of midwife Hilda Marshman to Enan and Mary Anne Munton. This home, now under water, is the present Travers reservoir. Stan attended school at Sanderson and Gerrard schools east of Champion. His parents, Enan and Mary Anne homesteaded and broke land east of Champion, across from the now existing Conoco plant. During his younger years Stan worked for the Land and Irrigation Co., riding 22 miles per day to check for any leaks or cracks in the canal. Later he worked for various farmers in the area. At Granlins, he met the love of his life, Hilda Hilz, who was cooking at Elwoods for the threshing crew. They married on October 18,1946. Once married, they settled on his father's farm. In time, three children were born - Douglas, Kenneth and Linda. During the years that the children were growing up, Dad and Mom were at every possible event at

school and attended every hockey, ballgame, etc. they possibly could. They also took the kids to Sunday School and services at The Free Church in Champion. Dad held numerous offices and positions in the church. This was an important part of their life. They continued to enjoy attending grandkids events in the later years. In 1952, when Doug was 4 and Ken was 3 years old Stan got his leg caught in the swather's power take-off. This accident would change Stan's life forever. After 8 operations, numerous skin grafts, 9 months in traction and 18 months on crutches, the leg was saved. Unfortunately, in December 1972, the leg opened up with a bad case of osteomyelitis. Over the years Stan endured much pain and open sores and despite trips to Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, no cure was found. In all those years, his amazing faith in God helped him through the hard times. Even in his later years, his leg continued to take a toll on his body. Stan loved the land and his Angus cattle. The farm was truly a joint venture of the entire family. While on the farm Stan and Hilda became founding members of the Christian Cowboy fellowship and traveled throughout the summers to rodeos in various provinces. In 1974, they moved into Vulcan. Dad served on Vulcan town council for 13 years where his good judgement and sharp wit was greatly appreciated. Stan was the first recipient of Alberta's municipal recognition award given to him by his good friend, the honorable Raymond Speaker. Dad was a unique individual with a great deal of compassion for his fellow man. He could readily

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distinguish people in need and was just as quick to offer them whatever assistance or advice they needed. Stan loved and enjoyed all of his family, especially the big family get togethers. They now number 34 in total with more on the horizon. One of Dad and Mom's claim to fame was the kidnapping a few years ago. The intruder had no idea whose home he had entered but shortly after coming into the living room, Stan tried to over power him with his cane. The entire family would like to express a special thank you to all the friends and neighbours and family, medical staff, doctors and nurses who down through the many years came along side and helped so graciously. Stan is survived by his wife, Hilda, of 63 years, children...Doug and Valerie Munton, Ken and Eunice Munton, Linda and Murray Hartung, and nephew, Tom and wife Jean Munton. Stan is grandpa to Melissa (Jon) Gartly...Moira (Terrance) Visser...Michael Munton Jared (Jennifer) Munton...Allison (Damian) Bolton...Barret Munton...Bryant Munton...Joel (Jodie) Hartung...Jessica (Paul) Joss...Jodilee Hartung. Stan is great grandpa to Nolan, Norah and Nate Gartly...Jad and Marcus Visser...Melanie and Abigail Munton...Cailey Bolton...Mason and Lewis Hartung. Stan is also grandpa to many, many others. Stan was predeceased by his father and mother, Enan and Mary Anne Munton and a brother, Tom Munton Stan is no longer in pain but now is safe in the arms of Jesus who has made him whole. We as a family will truly miss him.

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CAA - Auction Market of the Year Provost Livestock Exchange has been chosen as the Canadian Angus Association’s 2009 Auction Market of the Year in recognition of their work promoting Angus and Angus cross cattle. Brian Good, Commercial Fieldman for

the Canadian Angus Association, announced the award at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual convention on May 29. The award was presented at the auction market. Provost Livestock Exchange has operated in the same location since 1952, sourcing cattle from western Saskatchewan and eastern Alberta. Provost Livestock Exchange conducts two special Angus cross calf sales in late October and mid-November which are very well received by local producers and buyers. On receiving the award, Jerry Hewson said “We are very proud of our association with the Canadian and Alberta Angus Associations

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and look forward to working with the Angus breed for years to come.” “This award recognizes Jerry Hewson, Jack Lawes and all the staff at Provost Livestock Exchange for their efforts to promote Angus cattle,” says Good. “It takes a lot of hard work to promote the Angus breed throughout the year and I’m pleased that we can reward them for their efforts.” The Canadian Angus Association created the Auction Market of the Year Award to recognize and honour those auction markets that work hard to promote Angus cattle. In 2006, the first award was presented to Mankota Stockmen's Weigh Co. at Mankota, Saskatchewan. The 2007 award was presented to B.C. Livestock Producers Co-op Williams Lake at Williams Lake, BC and the 2008 award was presented to Saskatoon Livestock Sales Ltd.

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CARCASS Ultrasound 101 Ultrasound for the 40-Cow Herd Everything from agriculture to the competitive business world is experiencing vertical integration to some degree. While economies of scale seem to win out in many cases, the beef industry should not try to act like Wal-Mart. A few of their consolidation efforts can be effectively applied to beef cattle production, but striving to be a “one-stop shop” for every producer in the country is a bit of a lofty goal. The vast majority of herds in the U.S. have far less than 100 cows with no aspirations of growing to record numbers. However, every cowboy with 40 head can be just as progressive with their breeding program as the neighbor with 4,000 cows. As beef technology has expanded and become more cost-effective, small-scale operations now have the same opportunities as the big operators. This article focuses on effectively using carcass ultrasound technology in a typical 40-head seedstock operation. Find a technician. Economies of scale can intimidate breeders into thinking they cannot afford new technology. While it doesn’t make sense to own a 36-row planter for 40 acres, there’s plenty of logic for using ultrasound in a small herd. Just 10 years ago, ultrasound was commercialized with just a handful of technicians and a process that took weeks to complete. Today, the website lists the contact information for over 110 certified technicians from 34 states and 10 from Canadian provinces. The struggle to find someone to scan your cattle is largely over. Plus, the competitive market allows you to solicit bids from multiple technicians hoping to earn your business. Computer speed, software updates, and internet advancements have eliminated the need for postal/parcel service and huge stacks of paper. Images can be received faster than ever before, interpreted more accurately than ever before, and received by the breeder’s inbox in less than 48 hours on average. The CUP Lab offers the same level of service to every breeder at the same cost; it’s been $4 per head since the doors opened. Organize a scan session. If mileage fees, costs, or scheduling a technician is still a challenge, a little creativity can go along ways in your wallet. You may have to swallow some pride and call a competitor for help. A group of 20-30 head might not be enough to entice a busy technician, but including 3 or 4 neighbors would make the trip worth while and spread some cost. Better yet, call the large-scale breeder you’ve bought bulls from over the past 5 years and see if he/she will let you haul yours in to get scanned the same day he/she plans to do it. Your bull supplier stands to benefit from the additional scan data, contributing to his/her genetic base as well as your own. County Page 66

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cattlemen’s association meetings are also great resources; you can seem pretty progressive to the commercial cattlemen in the audience if you spearhead the first ever ultrasound scan in your local area. If your kids’ 4-H program can successfully organize a county-wide steer weigh-in every year, it’s likely you could arrange a day to scan bulls and heifers from the same geographic region. Congregate at the local vet clinic and lump in a semen evaluation for the bulls and pelvic exam for the heifers. This also increases the likelihood of using a safe cattle handling facility and a squeeze chute ideal for carcass ultrasound. What should I scan? How many? Every person with a university or breed association name badge will tell you to “scan ‘em all,” for the sake of their next grant proposal or EPD run. Yes, larger contemporary groups are better for EPD calculations since they are dependent on relative differences. However, feeding a heifer you never intend to breed defies all economic sense. Worse yet, keeping the nuts in your poorest bulls for the sake of a contemporary group will likely compel you into selling them as bulls. You can be sure if forced to sell a bull for $1,000 just to get him off the farm you’ll have a repeat customer, only next time trying to buy your best bull for the same money. For a herd of 40 cows, the most value for ultrasound is found on the female side of the calf crop, especially when heifers are retained as replacements. Since the herd size is smaller, each individual female placed in the herd is critical to the success of the carcass program you desire. If you only choose to scan the bulls good enough to sell as herd sires, the earliest opportunity to receive any carcass information from your cow herd is when she’s bred back as a 3 year-old. If the ultrasound results from her first bull calf are very poor, you have a situation with a yearling bull nobody wants, a calf you likely won’t keep, and a bred cow you really don’t want. Keep in mind, to this point you haven’t collected a single a dime of income from the cow! In this scenario, spending $20 on each of your potential replacement females seems like a good bargain or a solid insurance policy. Please don’t misconstrue that bull ultrasound data is less important for small herds. If you intend to sell bulls, buyers often demand to see the scan results before they ever start the truck. Though the significance of actual data is downplayed in the world of genetic evaluation, it still matters immensely to the typical bull buyer. And it should matter to you as well. If every potential bull buyer on the place wants to see 4% IMF before they go look at a bull, you should do your best to provide it, and it starts by keeping heifers that are at least 4% or better. Angus World

What’s good? Many breeders only seem to be satisfied if the average for every carcass ultrasound column on their report goes up. It’s a sign that the breeding program is working, right? Unfortunately, bigger is not always better with ultrasound traits. Progress in actual data can be realized by simply emptying the grain bin a little more each year. The Achilles heel of technology is that it gives us the tools to make mistakes faster than ever before. For example, you may win the race to raise the bull with the largest ribeye in the county, but it’s possible you would also receive the award for feeding his dam more hay than any other cow on record! Independent of herd size, breeders should strive to raise cows that thrive in their environment and compliment them with bulls that generate progeny desired by their customer base. Since most folks buy commercial bulls and females locally, it’s likely that animals that work in your environment will work for your neighbors’ too. Some programs take pride in having every cow on the farm look the same, inside and out. However, this only ensures success if every buyer is looking for the same thing. Opinions of what the “ideal” beef animal should look like on paper and in the pen vary, so a little variety in the cow herd can be a marketing advantage. Remember, carcass ultrasound traits are not adjusted for frame score or weight, only age. As a result, two bulls can be identical in how they scanned yet phenotypically be very different. Search from within…for a bull. Cattlemen are no doubt creatures of habit. A trend of buying bulls or females from outside sources can be difficult to break. However, one of the most cost-effective uses of ultrasound data is to keep a herd sire you raised. You calved him out, know his complete health history, his performance and carcass traits on your feeding program, the fertility of his dam, and the answer to every question you may ask about a bull you’re willing to purchase from someone else. To quote one famous cattle breeder, “Why would anyone want to buy a bull from me if I won’t even use one of my own bulls?” In small herds with a genetically similar cow base, this can be a challenge, but tight line-breeding can be extremely successful. If mating a dam to her son troubles you, then put her in the donor pen, offer a flush on her in the upcoming state sale, or artificially inseminate her to the bull of your choice. One thing is certain; a professional photo and a full-page ad do not make a bull or cow any better than yours. On the other hand, under the same management, a 15 square-inch ribeye with Choice marbling and a quarter inch of backfat is all the same…whether you own 40 cows or 4000.

Angus Artist Frank Murphy Passes Away Longtime Angus artist Frank Champion Murphy, 89, of Wheaton, Ill., passed away June 28 after suffering a broken hip earlier this year. Murphy will be widely missed by the national Angus community. He is best known for his nearly 60-year career creating artwork for the American Angus Association® and its entities. He was born in Vinton, Iowa, in 1920 and grew up near Chicago. Like his artistic mother, Murphy developed a love for art and spent summers on his mother’s family ranch near Brownsville, Texas. While pursuing an industrial economics degree and a double-minor in journalism from Iowa State University, Murphy met and married Evelyn Brown, his beloved wife of 67 years. During World War II, Murphy served in the Navy for more than a year on an amphibious ship in the Pacific. Following the war, Murphy began to pursue his dream by enrolling in the Chicago Academy of Art and beginning a career as a freelance artist working on assignments for Quaker Oats and other clients. In 1951, the Chicago, Ill., artist was commissioned by Angus public relations masterminds Lloyd Miller and Harry Barger to illustrate the popular advertising campaign for the then-American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders’ Association (the name was changed to

American Angus Association five years later). The quality of his art and contrast of those early drawings depicted well the Angus breed’s physical attributes, black hair and hides that — until then — proved difficult to capture with the relatively primitive photography and printing processes of the times. He was quickly commissioned for additional drawings and continued to illustrate Association national advertisements — approximately 45 in all — from 1951 to 1975, until photographs were introduced to the campaign in 1976. In 1973, Murphy’s painting of the first Angus bull imported from Scotland appeared on the 8-cent postage stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Angus in the U.S. It and many of Murphy’s more than 80 Angus paintings and drawings were reproduced as promotional prints and distributed to thousands of Angus enthusiasts, livestock publications and others throughout the world. In fact, the Association and Angus Foundation continue to offer more than 15 different framing prints featuring Murphy’s art. Murphy’s dedication to the Angus breed and its people has continued more than a half century. The artist continued to actively paint Angus cattle in a variety of settings until 2009, including more than 37

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oil and acrylic paintings, most of which hang at Association headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. His artwork has generated thousands of dollars for the Angus Foundation, and the Angus Journal has featured six covers in the last five years displaying his most recent works. He was inducted into the Angus Heritage Foundation in 1993 and into the Honorary Angus Foundation in 2006. Thanks to Murphy, along with other contributing artists, today the American Angus Association is home to the world’s largest collection of contemporary beef cattle art. More than 130 works — including oil paintings, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, wash drawings, charcoal sketches and sculptures — record the evolution of the Angus breed in the United States. Murphy is survived by his wife, Evelyn; son Tom; daughter Julie (Rich) Heller; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Murphy’s artwork can be viewed in the book, “Angus Art at the American Angus Association,” available through the Angus Foundation at, or directly via tour of Association headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

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Canadian Junior Angus Association

Hello Angus Breeders! Hope everyone is having a great summer! The CJAA held their 11th Annual Showdown in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec July 8-10. We had 62 kids and 75 head of cattle attend the show. It was a great show with lots of great cattle and juniors. I would like to thank Laurie Noiseux, our CJAA Quebec director who did a tremendous amount of work for the show. I would also like to Erika Easton - President Box 410, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 306.739.2805 - Cell: 306.577.7457 email: Laurie Noiseux - Vice-President 20, Rang Elmire, Rout 235, St Paul D’Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0 450.379.9989 - Cell: 450.230.4143 email: Miranda Frey - Secretary Box 60, Oxbow, SK S0C 2B0 306.483.2720 - Cell: 306.485.8019 email:

thank the whole Quebec committee for arranging for a great show for the juniors and all of our sponsors and volunteers for their tremendous support. At Showdown the CJAA held their annual meeting where we announced the election of our new executive on our board. I was elected as President, Laurie Noiseux as Vice-President, Miranda Frey as Secretary and Sean Enright as Treasurer. We also have three new board members that started their terms at Showdown and they are: Megan Kemp, Manitoba, Amanda High, Alberta and Emily Puch, Alberta. We were fortunate to have the United Kingdom Junior Ambassador Jessica Denning also attend the show and participate with us this year. Jessica is traveling in Canada until after Agribition this fall. During the annual meeting we announced our 2010 scholarship winners and they are Megan Kemp, Carla Schmidt and Austen Anderson. These scholarships are paid for by our CJAA Scholarship fund which receives its funds from our annual Scholarship donation heifer that we dutch auction Sean Enright - Treasurer 70 Kennelly Road, R.R. #2, Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z5 613.649.2313 - Cell: 613.433.7655 email: Jori Taylor (BC) 505 New Dale Road, Prince George, BC V2N 5Z6 250.330.4423 email: Amanda High (AB) Box 1810, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 403.553.3524 - Cell: 403.393.8555 email:

at Agribition. This year we have a heifer graciously donated by Lazy MC Red Angus. We also had a couple Junior members take advantage of the travel/exchange opportunities that we have with the American Junior Associations. Eric Yewsuk and Austen Anderson attended the Junior Red Angus Association of America’s Round-up conference in Oregon, June 25-30. With this exchange we were fortunate to have JRAA member Montomery Dempsey come up to Showdown and participate in our show in Quebec. We also have an exchange with the American Junior Angus Association where we send representation to the NJAA LEAD Conference which is being held August 5-8 in Nashville, Tennessee. We are sending two juniors this year and they are Megan Kemp and Kevin Bolduc. In return NJAA members attend our GOAL Conference in February. I hope everyone has a great summer and fall and I hope to see you all around the show and sale circuit. Erika Easton CJAA President Emily Puch (AB) Box 101, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 403.627.4129 - Cell: 403.627.7994 email: Megan Kemp (MB) Box 70 Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0 204.825.2488 - Cell: 204.825.7480 email: Andrew Dixon (PEI) R.R. #3, Cornwall, PEI C0A 1H0 902.675.2229 - Cell: 902.394.3519 email: Belinda Wagner Junior Programs Coordinator Box 3771, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3N8 (306)757-6133

Canadian Angus Foundation The Canadian Angus Foundation, the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association, held its annual meeting on Sunday, June 20 in Halifax, Nova Scotia following the Canadian Angus Association’s 2010 annual general meeting. Gary Harron of Allenford, Ontario, was elected the new Chairman of the Canadian Angus Foundation and started his role immediately, chairing the meeting. A new logo for the Canadian Angus Foundation was approved, and a redesigned website ( was unveiled. The Canadian Angus Foundation has hired a summer student to organize and catalogue the Page 70

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historical items in the collection of the Canadian Angus Association. The Canadian Angus Foundation Board approved the creation of The Canadian Angus Foundation Memorial Scholarship. Specially designed envelopes for the collection of donations to the Canadian Angus Foundation were unveiled, making it easier for people to donate to both the Foundation and the scholarship fund. David Bolduc of Claresholm, Alberta was appointed to the Board of Directors. New President Kirk Wildman will serve as an ex-officio member of the Canadian Angus Foundation Board of Directors. Angus World

Former Chairman Bob Switzer of Aneroid, Saskatchewan, and Canadian Angus Association Past President John Donaldson have both retired from the Board of Directors. Gary formally recognized and thanked both men for their dedication to the Canadian Angus Foundation. The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical restoration. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association.

British Columbia Angus Association Message

Hi Everyone I hope everybody is having a good summer. Jill and I had the privilege of going to the Canadian Angus Annual meeting in Halifax in June. The weather was good and the tours were a lot of fun.

Halifax has an enormous amount of history behind it, from the Halifax explosion, to the Acadians building the dikes to keep the water out so that they could utilize the land. We also had a chance to see the Citadel. It is hard to imagine what it was like to have to stay in the confines for weeks on end. If any of you get a chance to go to Nova Scotia ,I would highly encourage you to spend some time in Halifax. The meeting was well attended, and the food was awesome. We had a really good feast of lobster at a restaurant on the Wharf. We were told that at one point in the early years, if you took baloney sandwiches to school you were considered to be from upper class families, and if you took lobster sandwiches, you were considered to be poor. Back to BC, this fall the BC Angus annual meeting will be held with the Northern Highlights Sale in

Vanderhoof on October 8 and 9, 2010.The annual Meeting will held at the Village Hotel on Friday evening starting at 5:30, and a social and Banquet right after. The Sale will be held at the Vanderhoof stock yards on Saturday. The following directors’ terms expire this year: Lance Savage, Lynn Jackson, Diane Fletcher, Trevor White and Jim Moon. An election will be held at the AGM to fill the vacancies for a two year term. For nominations, please contact me at 250-546-2813. Hope to see you all the AGM. Lance Savage President British Columbia Angus Association

Alberta Angus Association Message

As July comes to a close, what started as a dry spring across most of Alberta has turned into a very wet summer in the majority of areas, with many challenges in trying to put up feed. The Alberta Angus Association Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, held June 13th in Crossfield, was a very successful and well attended event. We had three very deserving inductees enter our AAA Hall of Fame. SSS Red Angus and Cudlobe Angus were inducted as “Contemporary

Breeders”, while Mike and Ella May Rodgers were inducted as “Breed Builders”. Congratulations to all of our honorees. Although this is a slow time of year for our Association, we are busy getting ready for the fall. The first Alberta Gold Show of 2010 will be held Oct 2nd in Olds, as part of the inaugural Olds Fall Classic Show, which will run from Oct 1st to 3rd. The Fall Classic should be an exciting new event this year, with all of the Breed Champions qualifying for the RBC Challenge at Agribition. The second Alberta Gold Show, and also the National Angus Show, will be held this November at Farmfair International. Please watch the AAA website, as well as the Olds AG Society and Farmfair websites, for entry information on the upcoming Alberta Gold Shows. This fall will also see the continuation of the Auction Market Steak Fry’s, held in conjunction with Angus Tagged Calf sales, taking place across Alberta. These steak fry’s are put on by the Southern Alberta Angus Club in the South, and the AAA in the North and Central Regions. If there are any breeders

interested in volunteering or sponsoring, or if you would like information on where and when the steak fry’s will take place, please go to the AAA website, or contact an AAA or SAAC Board Member. After attending the CAA Annual Meeting in Halifax, I would like to thank and congratulate the Maritime Angus Association, and specifically Betty Lou Scott, for the wonderful job they did of hosting the Annual Meeting. We had a great time in Halifax. Congratulations also go out to our new CAA President Kirk Wildman. It is also with sadness that I write this report, as Dick Turner passed away just this morning. Dick is a member of the Alberta Angus Hall of Fame, and is one of the true legends of our breed in Canada. Our condolences go out to Dick’s wife Shirley and their family, he will truly be missed. Colton Hamilto President Alberta Angus Association

Saskatchewan Angus Association Message

Hello from Saskatchewan, the province that seems to be making all the weather news. From rain and wind to hail it definitely has been a very interesting summer so far. With reports of record hay crops

(coming off very slowly) and plenty of rain to fuel the crops it looks as if everyone should have ample feed. I would like to thank Betty-Lou Scott of Nova Scotia and all the rest of the Maritime crew for hosting a wonderful Annual General Meeting. The Halifax area was a beautiful setting to host the delegates and guests for the meetings. There were plenty of things to do and see when people were not in the meeting rooms. There were a number of things discussed at the Can-Prov meetings and the Annual General Meeting. Genetic defects were a much discussed topic as well as the green tag program and the requirements that are set out to access the green tags. There seems to be a problem with not enough green tagged animals to meet the demand. If all Angus breeders used the tags Angus World

and urged their customers to do so as well this would go a long way towards meeting these demands. As I write this, our Summer Gold & Junior Show is being held next week at Prince Albert. This is a wonderful show, so we hope many breeders were able to come out and see some great cattle and visit with fellow Angus breeders. We will also be honoring long time breeders Brian & Elaine Edwards of Glaslyn and Mel Solvason of Wynyard with the Saskatchewan Angus Heritage Award at the show. If you have any questions or concerns please give me a call as I am always willing to discuss any topics. Here’s to full stockyards and bins and fat cows and calves. Clint Smith, President Saskachewan Angus Association Herd Reference 2010*

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Manitoba Angus Association Message Summer has been going fairly well in Manitioba so far. We started of with plenty of moisture but the weather is a little more on the average side these days. The pastures are growing well and the hay is coming off very good. All we need now is for the price of calve to go up this fall. We recetly had our feild day at DJ Cattle Co., Dallas and Lynne Johnston. There was about 40 head of cattle on display from many differnt breeders, and about 100 people for supper. The day went over very well with lots of talk about the cattle on display and how great the meal was. On July 23 we had our summer gold

show at the Harding Summer Fair. There was over 40 entries in the angus show which was one of our biggest for the summer gold show. A angus female coming from N7 Stock Farms also won the Jackpot Bred Heifer show. We will be starting to make plans for the fall gold show soon and i would like to invite everyone to join us at this great event. Have a great summer and hope to see youu in the fall at our show. Shawn Birmingham Manitoba Angus

Ontario Angus Association Message

It always seems like farmers as a group are never happy. Around our place a short two weeks ago we were in desperate need of some moisture. Our crops were wilting daily and the temperature was extreme. Now here we sit a scant two weeks later hoping it will quit raining long enough to get into the fields

to harvest our winter wheat crop and begin some second cut haying. Like I said we are never truly satisfied. Firstly in this article on behalf of Julie Smith our Ontario secretary, my wife Mary and I, I want to extend a big Thank you to Betty Lou Scott and her Maritime crew for the large dose of Maritime hospitality we were exposed to on our trip to Halifax for the Canadian Annual General meeting. It was just the right amount of sightseeing and touring mixed in with the business of the Annual meeting. In Late June in Ontario we had a successful Angus Field Day combined with a Golf Day hosted by the Central Club. A special thank you to all our speakers for the day with special mention of Dr. Ann Godkin who gave us some insight into Johnes disease in cattle herds in Ontario and Cheryl Hazenburg from the Canadian office in who brought us up to date on the happenings in Calgary. The hosts for the day

were Rick and Sally Stull at Upper Glen Angus and they did an excellent job of entertaining us for the day. A reminder to all Juniors that there is a junior show which will be held in conjunction with the Preview Show in Brampton on Sunday September 19th with the show starting at 11:00 AM. This is the first Junior show in a few years so hopefully we have lots of entries for the show. We will be showcasing our Angus genetics at the Farm Show in Woodstock in mid September and the Ploughing Match in St. Thomas a week later. Take some time to drop in at the booths for a visit and say a thank you to the volunteers who are manning the booths. See you all at a show or fair this upcoming show season. Richard Tanner President - Ontario Angus Association

Maritime Angus Association Message

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Association AGM in Halifax in June. It was a pleasure meeting many of you at this event and hope that you are now putting your seafood eating skills to good use! Our first Angus show takes place in Charlottetown August 20th. The Igenity Angus Classic Futurity is held here and at time of writing there are 8 heifer calves, 5 bull calves, 6 yearlings and 4 two year olds entered. The PEI Angus Association has launched a Facebook page and blog. To get up to date on everything happening in the Prince Edward Island Angus word, visit or Thanks to Kurt Duncan, PEI president for his initiative on these networking groups. There are two new green tag sales schedules for the

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Maritimes this fall. They will be held at ml on October 12 and November 17th. For information on consigning or any other info contact Sean Firth at Atlantic Stockyards at 902 893 9603 or Thanks to Wayne Gallup, eastern commercial fieldman for his efforts on these sales. I will close on a sombre note. Two long time breeders are facing battles with their health this summer. We wish Bill Pryor of Williamstown, NB and Betty Lou Scott of Mt. Thom NS all the best and our thoughts are with them. Tim Dixon, Maritime President

Maritime Angus News

June 2010 was a busy, challenging, exciting month for Nova Scotia Angus breeders. During June they were responsible for organizing and hosting not only the annual Maritime Angus Association Junior Show and Field Day, but this year there was the added challenge of hosting the annual general meeting of the Canadian Angus Association. First on the calendar was the annual junior show, hosted in turn by each of the Maritime provinces, in 2010 in Nova Scotia. The organizing committee chose Pictou County for the site, and a very successful event took place on the weekend of June 11-12. This year saw a record number of entries from young people representing all three provinces. Twenty nine purebred and one crossbred Angus yearling heifers registered for the show. The traditional opening night reception and fun auction were held at the Swiss Chalet in New Glasgow, next door to the host hotel, Country Inn & Suites. Nova Scotia President, Bill Scott welcomed the group to the annual junior show and field day and introduced guest speaker, Kirk Wildman. In coming Canadian President Kirk Wildman of Sangudo, Alberta brought greetings from the national association and spoke briefly to the group about Angus activities on the National level. Charlie Parker, MLA for Pictou West and Speaker of the House inducted Mr. Wildman and his wife Jill into the ‘Order of Good Times’, the oldest social club in North America. Visitors from Saskatchewan, Alberta and all three Maritime provinces enjoyed a sumptuous buffet and then participated in a very successful fund raising auction. With the hosting of the Canadian meeting in Halifax one week later the host province was most appreciative of the generosity of the reception participants. On Saturday morning activities moved to the Exhibition grounds in Pictou. The Maritime Junior Angus Association held their annual meeting during the morning. Following lunch, provided by the Salt Springs 4-H Club, the official junior show events began. Maritime Secretary-Treasurer, Betty Lou Scott, and Vice-President Wilfred Gilby, presented

the 2010 Maritime Association Scholarship to Morgan Ings of PEI. Morgan is a second year student at UPEI and will surely find good use for the annual $500.00 scholarship. Conformation classes were next on the agenda and Judge Wildman had his work cut out for him in determining the overall champion heifer of the weekend. When the dust settled on the many heats of yearlings, Judge Wildman named the heifer shown by Ellen Dixon of the Bannockburn Valley Farm as Champion and Colby MacQuarrie of Winsloe, PEI as Reserve Champion. Ellen received the Dick Turner Award, a perpetual Trophy donated by Dick Turner of Alberta and presented for the last 31 years to the Champion purebred heifer of the annual event. Following the conformation classes a very successful semen auction, with auctioneer Tony Prinsen in charge and Buddy Loane as helper raised nearly $3000. for the participating juniors. 2010 saw an exceptional list of quality semen on offer as both Buddy Loane and Jim Colodey had canvassed Angus leaders from across Canada for donations for the auction Cattle were front and centre again after the auction with all juniors participating in showmanship competition. Again, Judge Wildman was challenged by the many quality show people in the group. In final selection Colby MacQuarrie came out as senior champion of the day and Morgan Ings was reserve senior champion. Among the junior show persons-Corey Ford, Mark Oulton, Danika Nelson, Logan Ford, James Worth and Justin Ford were champions and reserve in their respective classes. A very busy day concluded with the presentation of the 2010 Maritime Angus Commercial Breeder Award, this year presented to the Armstong family of Kingston, Nova Scotia. With a very challenging week following the junior show, the host committee did not do the tradition hip of beef barbeque at the end of the day so everyone headed home with their prize heifers on board following the Commercial Breeder presentation and some pictures of the winners from the day’s activities. Annual General Meeting Canadian Angus Association. June 16th found the Nova Scotia Angus organizers and their PEI assistants busy registering delegates to the 104th annual meeting of the Canadian Angus Association at the Westin Hotel in Halifax. National Angus meetings are arranged on an eight year rotation. In the Maritimes , as is our usual pattern, the three provinces take their turn within the eight year plan. In 2002 PEI Angus hosted the meeting in Charlottetown, in 1994 the Angus World

NB group played host in Moncton, NB. The last time Nova Scotia was host was in 1986. At that time meetings were held in February and the Canadian delegates were blasted with a wicked Maritime blizzard and had an extended visit in Truro. With meetings moved to June, this years hosts did not need to worry about blizzards. However, economic times did present some fund raising challenges. Finances not withstanding, the planners had a fun filled and entertaining schedule in place. Meetings started early on June 17th and the non-meeting attendees had a full day of ‘taking in the sights of Halifax Waterfront’. The theme of ‘Wander the Waterfront’ played out with a Tall Ship Cruise for those in attendance on the 17th. A three hour cruise aboard the Tall Ship Silva with all the food you could eat was a President’s Reception to be remembered. Well known Nova Scotia fiddler Fleur Mainville entertained the guests as they cruised around the ‘ritcey shores’ of Halifax’s south end. Meetings again started at 7 am on the 18th but those not locked into meeting mode Friday offered a seven hour guided tour to the Annapolis Valley, with visits to wineries, lobster pounds, Grand Pre National historic site and cheese sampling. Friday evening delegates were piped down the street by a Pictou County piper to enjoy a lobster feast at Murphy’s on the Water’. The evening started off with the public speaking competition for the Canadian Junior Ambassador competition and was followed with the ‘parading of the lobster’ .CEO Doug Fee was given a ‘personal lesson’ on how to eat lobster by the Murphy’s staff !!! Musical entertainment for the evening was provided by more Pictou County talent, highland dancer Kelsey MacKenzie, singer and song writer John Spyder MacDonald and the Putnam family-father, mother and daughter providing a wide variety of East Coast music. The actual annual general meeting of the Association was on Saturday, the 19th. The day got off to a rousing start with guest speaker Bill Carr and his sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always thought provoking anecdotes and messages on dealing with changing times and their impact on all of us. Following coffee the group had a choice of three workshops on very relevant topics in the Angus industry. Delegates could attend two of the three presentations-Linking the Silos of the Beef Industry-Angus in the Retail Market with Vince Gallant and Jeanne Cruikshank—Genomics and Genetic Defects-What you Need to Know with Dr. Jonathan Beever and Kajal Devani—The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program-One Year Later with Frank MacMaster and Michael Latimer. All workshops were well received and many wished they could have attended all three. Herd Reference 2010*

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The afternoon business meeting included all the annual reports and statements of the Association, as well as recognition of the show animals of the year. The Manitoba Angus Association officially invited all attendees to attend the 2011 meeting in Manitoba. The Gala banquet on Saturday evening included remarks from John MacDonnell, minister of Agriculture for the Province of Nova Scotia, the induction of President John Donaldson and his wife Donna into the ‘Order of Good Times’, a sumptuous meal of strip loin beef donated by MacMaster’s Choice Meats and special awards. Two Angus families were presented with the prestigious

‘50 Year Award’ for raising purebred Angus cattle for 50 consecutive years. Buddy Loane and family of Montague, PEI and the Slezina family of Alberta joined the other 95+ members of this elite group. Honourary President pins were presented for each province and Gary Harron of Ontario was present to accept his Ontario Award and Hilda Colodey of PEI accepted her Maritime Association Award. Others will receive their pins at special events in their own province. A successful fun auction followed the formalities and the evening concluded with a dance with music provided by Bob MacDonald and his Band.

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Meetings on Sunday morning of the Board of Directors and the Angus Foundation wrapped up a very successful annual meeting. Kirk Wildman was named President of the Canadian Angus Association for 2010-2011. Gary Harron was chosen President of the Canadian Angus Foundation for the coming year. As the bookkeeping wraps up, the Nova Scotia Angus Association would like to thank the many sponsors and delegates who made the 104th annual general meeting of the Canadian Angus Association a successful and memorable event. Betty Lou Scott.

Canadian Angus Association - President’s Message

Greetings from North/ Central Alberta. This is my first column as President of the Canadian Angus Association and my first chance to publicly thank our Board of Directors for showing the confidence in me to fill this position. We have a very strong and capable board of 14 directors representing all regions of this country. Even though we represent different regions, once a member joins this board he or she becomes a CANADIAN director and represents every member of this association. I believe this approach makes for a board that doesn’t gets bogged down in petty issues, but rather looks to the future and sets policy with the best interests of Angus breeders and Angus businesses in mind. I had the pleasure of visiting and meeting with juniors

from across the country, over the past month, at both the Maritime Junior show and the Canadian Junior Angus Showdown. While in Pictou, Nova Scotia and Ste. Hyacinthe, Quebec, I was able to observe some very impressive young adults. Their confidence, politeness, and obvious skills with both livestock and interpersonal relationships were extremely impressive. The work of mentors like Belinda Wagner and Betty Lou Scott shine through with these kids from peewee age to senior board members. I refuse to believe there isn’t a future in agriculture for young Canadian people and over the last month I have been surrounded by people, young and old, that echo that sentiment. The name Angus is synonymous with quality beef and the Canadian Rancher Endorsed Beef program is long overdue in making sure a supply of that quality beef is available for Canadian consumers. A lot of work has been put in with this project, from Brian and the field staff to Doug and the rest of the office staff. Increased demand for our product helps not only our commercial producers but bull sales as well. Much has been said about other breeds “copying our genetics”, but as long as we continue to produce a consistent, quality product I think we can stay on top of the heap. Angus is to beef like Kleenex is to facial tissue and like Disneyland is to Amusement parks. Many have tried to emulate them, but the consumer, after many years,

still demands their brand over all others. Dr. Jon Beever was able to meet with members at the annual meeting in Halifax and gave many members the chance to ask questions about genetic defects and the DNA tests he has developed for testing them. Like Dave Callaway’s editorial in the last issue stated, genetic defects are a manageable issue that should not cause panic. DNA technology has been developed to help us manage defects without having to eliminate entire lines of cattle and lose valuable genetics. The office is working on an extensive information package, to be mailed out to every purebred member, to explain the board policy on genetic defects and testing protocols. I think the following year presents many exciting challenges and opportunities for our breed and now is the time to build on the momentum of the tremendously successful World Angus Forum. If I or any members of the Board can be of any assistance please don’t hesitate to call or email. Maintaining a link with CAA members is our number one priority in maintaining and growing a breed that our impressive junior members will be eager to lead in the future. Sincerely, Kirk Wildman President, Canadian Angus Association

Beef Improvement Federation Symposium

Report on the Beef Improvement Federation Symposium A small group of Canadian Angus breeders and two staff from the Canadian Angus Association recently attended the 42nd Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Beef Improvement Federation in Columbia, Missouri. The Beef Improvement Federation can best be described as the interface between leading researchers in animal production genetics and producers in animal production genetics. Caught up in this interface are service providers such as breed associations, semen marketers and most recently companies providing molecular genetic evaluations.

The theme of this year’s symposium was “Gateway to Profit”. Some of the relevant presentations included: ◆ A Systems Approach to Beef Improvement —using a risk management approach in your genetics selections ◆ Production or Profit? —focusing our breeding objectives by selecting for profitable genetics, not necessarily high production genetics. Joint sessions the first day dealt with advancements in cow herd efficiency and live animal, carcass and end point. Topics included: ◆ Evaluating cow maintenance ◆ Genetic evaluation of residual gain as an alternative measure of efficiency ◆ A breed association perspective on feed efficiency ◆ Understanding cow size and efficiency ◆ Animal care issues are here to stay Second day topics included: ◆ Raising beef in a first-world country ◆ How the next generation of genetic technologies will impact beef cattle selection ◆ Genomically enhanced EPDs, challenges and opportunities ◆ Advances including DNA test in genetic evaluations Angus World

◆ Genetic evaluation for reproductive traits ◆ Genetics of heifer fertility ◆ Genetics of healthfullness of beef ◆ Genetics of feedlot cattle health

These weren’t all the topics, but some that I found of interest. It wasn’t all work as we got to tour Sydenstricker Genetics and saw an excellent set of cattle. At Circle A we saw a 5,000 head feedlot under one roof that was about 220 feet by 2600 feet. Feed intake and a profitability index were some of the focus points at Circle A. BIF is one of the few places where you as a producer have direct contact with some of the leading minds in our industry. These producers included commercial and purebred breeders from North America and other parts of the world. In closing I must say that all the questions about profitability in our industry were not answered at this meeting and quite likely more questions were raised. I do feel down the road that advancement in genetic prediction will be a part of the answer to profitabilty. It is the role of Breed Development to provide the technology that will allow our membership to achieve the most potential for profit. David Bolduc CAA President Elect Herd Reference 2010*

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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

#142, 6715 - 8th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7H7 (403)571-3580 ~ 1-888-571-3580 ~ Fax (403)571-3599 CAA Tag Number: 1-866-571-8093 eMail address: Web Address:

David Bolduc 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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Shane Castle 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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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 Kailey Walker Assistant Registrar Tina Zakowsky Member Communications Joanelle Fuellbrandt Receptionist

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

Weather is a significant factor in all our lives. Very seldom does anyone get exactly the right amount of moisture when required and we can have frost any month of the year. We need heat for crops to grow but too much will dry us right out. This year we seem to be affected by too much moisture in parts of the Prairies and too much heat in Central Canada. We hear Saskatchewan and Southeastern Alberta are especially hard hit with flooding. We have heard stories of the damage but imagine the reality is worse. Our sympathy goes out to all our affected breeders. Annual Meeting Our thanks go to the Maritime Angus Association for hosting this year’s meeting in Halifax. The meeting featured three workshops preceded by Bill Carr, our keynote speaker. The three workshops featured Vince Gallant and Jeanne Cruikshank talking about retail meat sales, Frank MacMaster who shared his thoughts on his first year as a licensed participant with Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed, and Kajal introduced Dr. J. Beaver who talked about detecting and avoiding genetic defects. The afternoon annual meeting was well attended. The membership present endorsed the Board’s position in dealing with genetic defects after a motion from the floor recommended the Board allow registration of proven carriers. Another motion asked

A S S O C I A Ask the CEO T How much did the World Angus Forum cost I theTheAssociation? total investment in the Forum was $1.4 million and revenue was $1.10 million. The Board O of Directors allowed the Planning Committee to budget for a $240,000 shortfall and a $200,000 N

the Board to enforce the requirement that one parent be registered before a calf is eligible for an Angus tag. The evening banquet was attended by the Provincial Agriculture Minister and Lawrence Masson, his assistant who is a Past President of our Association. Two families were honoured for their fifty-year commitment to Angus: the Loane family from Prince Edward Island and Southolm Angus from Alberta. Although the founder of Southolm Angus passed on earlier this year, Frank’s daughters and granddaughters travelled from Alberta to receive the award on behalf of the family. Annual Report Your annual report for 2009 was in the mail in June and you should have received it by now. It was mailed to all active members of the Association. We entitled it “Open to the World” to commemorate our successful hosting of last year’s World Angus Forum. I would expect you to be interested in the entire report but direct your attention to six specific areas. First, on page 4 is your Financial Position which shows the Association’s available cash, reserves and assets worth about $2 million. We are in a solid financial situation. Secondly, our total revenues exceeded $4 million. It was the first time we ever reached this amount. Without the impact of the Forum, our budget for 2010 will still be over $3.2 million in revenue. Thirdly, our World Angus Forum report should provide every member reason for pride in your Association. It was a great show that people are still talking about. Fourthly, for the first time we have featured our scholarship winners in the annual report. There were two reasons for doing this. First, to illustrate that we have some outstanding young people in the organization and secondly to publicize the fact that there is financial assistance for education. Fifthly, we have expanded the Foundation message. A number of generous people helped grow the Foundation last year and there is a real value in

promoting the benefits to all members. Finally, I’d direct your attention to the seven Honourary Presidents. These folks have each contributed significantly to our breed and were nominated by the provincial groups for the national recognition. Be sure to read about them and congratulate them when you see them. Summer Students We have two capable and keen young women helping out in the office this summer. Lisa Byrgesen and Amanda Suhan will be helping with vacation relief and documenting and organizing all archived material we may have. Anyone with old photos, books, trophies or memorabilia is encouraged to help us preserve the history of Angus in Canada. Amanda also provides a special assistance to our francophone members as she is bilingual and has already helped a few Quebec members communicate with the Registry department. Although not a summer student, we are honoured to welcome to Canada Jess Denning, the Aberdeen Angus Senior Ambassador from Scotland. Jess attended Showdown in Quebec and experienced Canada’s extreme heat and humidity. She then came west and landed in Calgary just in time for a cold front that brought fall temperatures and hail to the Calgary Stampede. Jess will be working her way across Canada this summer and will have the opportunity to meet many of our breeders. Activity With six months of the year already passed we are cautiously optimistic about the year. Our key indicators of registrations, transfers and memberships are all slightly ahead of last year and the work continues to come in. July has become our busiest month as many of you will take advantage of the reduced rate on electronic registrations. It looks like we will maintain our position as Canada’s leading beef breed for another year.

Why do we have to pay up front when we send work to the Association? This has been the Association’s position since day 1. It has been in effect forever. Before we took our registry in house, Canadian Livestock Records Corporation demanded exact payment before processing anything. We have been more lenient and our Registry staff has been authorized to proceed with discretion if there is a small difference. The use of credit cards does make exact billing easier and last year over 65% of our payments were received from credit cards.

anticipated grant. When the dust settled we had an Expense over Revenue difference of $311,829, but we did far better in our grant application—fully 75% of our expenses were covered for a total of $233,871 leaving only $77,958 which was covered by the Association

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Commercial Outreach

You know, I always find it interesting at this time of the year to have a number of phone calls from tractor cabs. I remember having a lot of time to think when cutting hay for

winter feed. It makes you reflect on a lot of things that happened last year and that will happen in days to come. The commercial market has made some real progress as of late, with grasser cattle and kill cows moving up fairly steady. This is somewhat due to the great moisture content throughout most of Canada, and also a bit of a shortage on pure cattle numbers in North America. At the Canadian Angus Association, we have had a tremendous response to our fall feeder sales program. The auction marts are getting their dates in early in preparation for the upcoming fall feeder Angus sale run. After travelling with Michael to visit our Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed participants, it has become quite evident that the demand for more Angus identified cattle is certainly

there. A lot of these folks have been asking where they can locate Angus tagged cattle and where the sales are going to be held come fall. This is something every Angus breeders needs to let his bull customers be well aware of. Our advertising will be out in August, which leaves plenty of time to visit your customers and let them know where to market those good Angus calves in numerous locations right across Canada. Our reps will be at a lot of sales promoting Angus. We all look forward to seeing you at these most special events. Have a great summer and fall. Brian Good

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program has just passed its first anniversary. Considering that the Association has been in existence for over 100 years and other Angus branded beef programs have been operating for over 30 years, this is barely a flash in the pan. The program has exceeded initial expectations and has seen steady growth over the first year. It is a very simple program from a producer perspective in that you only need to tag your cattle with an Angus tag to participate. There is no other paperwork required. Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed is not an Angus branded beef program. It is the Canadian Angus Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s endorsement of products that have a high content of Angus genetics and are of the highest quality. With participation and support from producers this could be one of the most important programs developed by any Canadian breed association. Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed will connect many segments of the beef industry that have traditionally operated independent of one another. Seedstock producers, commercial producers, feedlots, packing plants, distributors, restaurants and grocery stores will have a way to communicate with each other. The focus for a seedstock producer needs to not only be on what the commercial producer needs but also on what the consumer is looking for as they are the ultimate purchaser of our product. We operate in a global economy. We are not only competing against our neighbours to sell bulls, we are competing against other domestic and international sources of protein, all of which have organized themselves to compete on a global scale much faster than the Canadian beef industry. The Canadian Angus Association developed Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed to verify that beef products which are labeled as Angus are indeed Angus. Because consumers associate Angus with quality, there are numerous beef products and beef programs that claim to be Angus, many of which are unverified. Until the development of the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program in 2009, there was no way to identify whether Page 78

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the genetic content of the beef product was actually Angus. This program was developed in response to inquiries from packers, beef programs and retailers who were looking for a way to authenticate the Angus content in the product they are either producing or purchasing. They are no longer satisfied with the criteria for identifying Angus cattle through hide colour. They believe that the development of numerous other breeds with primarily a solid black or solid red hair coat has created an unreliable and inconsistent product and no longer represents a high enough Angus genetic base to be considered an Angus product. Angus breeders have worked hard to develop a product that is recognized by consumers as a symbol of quality, and the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program is designed to reward that hard work and perseverance by maintaining value in Angus genetics. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program also acts as a hub for the various segments of the beef industry to communicate with each other. This is possible through the current connections that the Canadian Angus Association has with seedstock producers, commercial producers, feedlots and auction markets and now through the new network that the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program has opened up to allow direct communication with packing plants, distribution companies, restaurants and grocery stores. There are currently 12 licensed participants from coast to coast, with many under review. These include various aspects of the industry from Angus branded beef programs to packers and retailers. These programs have agreed to adhere to a strict set of criteria that will ensure product quality and consistency. Not only are they required to use Angus cattle, but these animals must be identified with a Canadian Angus tag. There are many benefits to working with multiple programs at various levels of the supply chain. Each of these programs follows their own criteria and has developed their own markets. It is the difference in these criteria which allow the individual programs to differentiate themselves from commodity beef or other branded beef programs. Angus World

This could include natural, organic or simply Angus. They can also offer a wide variety of ceremonial kills which include Halal and Kosher. Ceremonial kills allow beef to be sold to a wide variety of ethnic groups that otherwise would not, and have not traditionally, consumed Canadian beef for religious reasons. In many cases it is difficult to get beef consumers to increase the amount of beef they eat, but there is potential to increase the number of people who consume beef. There are some disadvantages to working with outside programs. In most cases these programs have invested a significant amount of their own money to develop their program and do not want outsiders directing them on how to operate their program, what markets to enter, what should be on the box or generally how to operate their business. To avoid this we allow the various programs to operate their business as they see fit, as long as they use Angus tagged animals and offer a product that is graded AA or higher. We offer as much support as possible without interfering in their operations or by allowing our program integrity to be jeopardized. We have often assisted in locating Angus tagged cattle for these branded beef programs and provided some contact information about retailers who are looking for Angus products. So far, this approach has allowed us to develop some terrific relationships with these licensed participants who are great supporters of Canadian Angus. Although you may or may not see the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed logo on the products of our licensed participants, you can be assured that they are indeed supporting your Angus operation by buying Angus tagged animals. If you are purchasing burgers or steaks from your local grocery store or are dining out, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hesitate to buy product from a licensed participant in the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program. If it costs a little more, donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get bent out of shape, because as a producer you expect them to pay a little more for your cattle. Michael Latimer Assistant General Manager


Canadian Angus Association - Breed Development


Dr. Jon Beever, molecular geneticist and associate professor at the University of Illinois, and I co-hosted the genetic defect roundtable discussion at the Canadian Angus Association’s annual general meeting in June. Members had lots of questions for both of us about genetic defects and the Canadian Angus Association’s policy and procedures. Unfortunately, it is clear that there is still confusion and misunderstandings about genetic defects among members. A detailed summary of our discussions can be found on the Association’s website at on the Genetic Defects page under the Breed Development tab. Dr. Beever reiterated that we do not have a genetic defect problem in Canada and that we do not need to panic. The goal of his work in developing tests to identify genetic defect carriers is to prevent economic losses. One non-AI male carrier animal can potentially throw 246 carrier calves within two generations. The frequency of recessive genes causing genetic defects is typically low in any herdbook unless they are heavily propagated by the use of carrier AI sires. Identifying carriers and not breeding them helps control and minimize the spread of genes and allows us to eradicate them from our herdbook without eliminating entire families from the breeding herd. Fawn Calf Syndrome is now being referred to by its scientific name of Contractural Arachnodactyly although we still refer to it as FC in short form. FC is not fatal and animals can recover to look relatively normal. Researchers in Australia have line bred several affected animals and potential carrier animals and have identified five animals thought to be carriers of the recessive allele thought to cause this condition.

A N G Canadian Angus Association - CACP U an identifying “A” and the Angus mark printed on it S Purpose A S S O C I A T I O N

Why Use the Angus Tag? I have been asked repeatedly over the past year to explain the Angus tag program to a variety of audiences. This tells me that there are many questions and misperceptions about the program. I encourage those people to contact me with their questions to stop the spread of incorrect information. To get everyone started, I have written a Reader’s Digest version (or Wikipedia version for the under 30 crowd) of the program. Please feel free to contact me at any time in regards to the Angus Tag program. Description A CCIA compliant radio-frequency identification tag sold exclusively by the Canadian Angus Association to breeders of Angus genetics, purebred or commercial; identified by a unique green back printed with

An Angus tag is a marketing tool available to assist producers when they sell their animals. By identifying animals that are a minimum of 50% Angus, buyers know they are receiving an animal that has met Canadian Angus Tag Program requirements and the assurance that quality Angus genetics are part of that animal. Benefits The Angus tag is competitively priced and is shipped direct to you via Canada Post. Tagged animals are eligible for Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Sales. Angus animals have access to more sales across the country than any other breed, with more than 150 sales again this year. Animals are also eligible for Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed branded beef programs. Currently there are 12 participants and the number of branded beef programs participating in our program continues to grow. There is a growing demand for more tagged animals across the country. Also, Angus tag numbers can be printed on registration certificates as an extra management tool.

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Dr. Beever stated that a valid test for the causative gene should be available shortly. In order to maintain the integrity of the Angus breed in Canada, all breeders should report abnormal calves to the Association. We can run a Geneprob herd analysis to identify any animals in your herd that have the potential to be carriers and candidates for genetic defect testing. It is recommended that any testing be done in stages, testing the dams and sires first. If the parents are not carriers you won’t need to test any of their calves because the cycle has been broken and the gene cannot be passed on. To request a test kit, submit a genetic defect test request form. The testing costs $26 and can be performed on hair samples. The results—both carrier animals and those tested free—are sent to the breeders and maintained in the Association database. We post the results on our online herdbook, on the animal registration certificates, and our sales catalogue pedigree extracts. Kajal Devani

Age Verification It is not required that Angus tagged animals be age verified but the Association strongly encourages it. Age Verification is the process of linking an animal’s date of birth to its ear tag number. Association office staff can enter, on your behalf, your age verification data with the CLTS database free of charge. BIXS Angus tag users will be the first producers invited to be part of the Angus community within the CBBC-BIXS network. BIXS is still in testing phases but we await the release in the upcoming months. Data already submitted to the Angus Association for age verification purposes can be easily transferred to the BIXS community by the Association at your request; no need to enter this information more than once. This will ensure that as soon as your animals enter a participating feedlot and/or packing plant the information will flow back to you. Be sure to have a current email address on file with us to receive the most up to date information. External Links For further information including Frequently Asked Questions and expanded information on the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program, visit Cheryl Hazenberg Herd Reference 2010*

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Carey Auction Services


Brent W. Carey


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

"Specializing in Seedstock Sales & Promotion"

Custom Service Program ▲ Custom Collection ▲ Private Storage

Tel: (403) 226 0666 e-mail:

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

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

P.O. Box 164 Nottawa, Ontario Canada L0M 1P0

Gloria Fantin - Independently Offering - Advertising Services for Beef Producers - Advertising & Publication Consulting - Advertising Sales Representation - Writing Services & Distribution

GA Fantin Services / 403.289.3836

get your cattle online with coyote publishing. More than just really great catalogues!

Sid Leavitt: (403) 653-2450 Jana Keeley: (604) 740-5653

Ericson Livestock Services

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

“The Home of Customer Service” Complete In-House & On-Farm Embryo Services including Embryo Sexing ● Accredited Export Center ● Complete Donor & Recipient Facilities & Management ●

253147 Unit A, Bearspaw Road, Calgary, AB T3L 2P5 Ph: (403)239-8882 Toll Free: 1-877-686-8202 Fax: (403)239-8886

Box 5 Shaughnessy, Alberta, T0K 2A0

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

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. Davis-Rairdan International P.O. Box 590 Crossfield, Alberta Canada T0M 0S0 Phone (403)946-4551 Fax (403)946-5093 Website email

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


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

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Steve Dorran Auctioneer Box 3263, Airdrie, Alberta, T4B 2B5 (403)226-2985 Angus World

Angus - Always in Demand


Anthony & Sherry Andrew Box 426, Carbon, AB T0M 0L0 Phone/Fax: 403-572-3221

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

Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

Serving BC, AB & SK

1-800-426-2697 Box 59, Monte Lake, BC V0E 2N0 (250)375-2268



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

Wayne & Jill Hughes & family

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




MARILYN BRAITWAITE Box 8265, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6C5 A.H.T. Ph (306)931-2904 ● Fax (306)242-1563

Re us giste red Black Ang

22km Christian valley Westbridge, British Columbia


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

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

Owners: Peter & Francesca Cox


Mark Stock


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

ring w Sp s Ran illo

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

ACHER ANG B US SH Darrel & Wendy Ashbacher & Family

P.O. Box 99, Halkirk, Alberta T0C 1M0

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


Certified Bovine E.T. Practitioner

A berly nn Ang us


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 Leroy vossler - President 18876 Westwood Road, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A2 Ph/Fax:250/567-4058 ~

Pam Rasmussen - Treasurer


Mile 11 on #2 Highway South of Dawson Creek


PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS P.O. Box 132, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4G3

Steve Aylward (250)786-5031 Dale Aylward (250)786-5478

“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

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

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“Quality Angus Seedstock” Doug-Bev-John Robertson Box 12, Site 3, R.R. #1 Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3 (403)948-5941 /Fax (403)946-5093

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

Add our diamonds to Your Herd!


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

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

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

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie



Flint & Flint



New Norway, AB

Jim & Laurel King Jamie & Meghan

Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta ToJ 1So

Horned Hereford

Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

Fleming Stock Farms


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

Chickadee Farm ~ Registered ~ ~ Red Angus & Polled Hereford ~

RR 4, Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1T9 - (403)227-6081

Duncan, Cecilie, Cooper & Ricki Fleming

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“Quality goes in before the name goes on”

Diamond Willow Ranch GEIS Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085 RR #1, Stn. Mn., Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3 From Airdrie Overpass on SH 567, 10km W., 5km N., on SH 772

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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


FARMS " Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Dave & Jean Prichard 780-385-2226

Killam, Alberta

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

Trent & Kelli Abraham

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

Doug Noad 403-660-8371

“Visitor’s Welcome”

P.O. Box 22, Linden, Alberta T0M 1J0 Phone: 403/546-2010 Fax: 403/252-0041 Cell:403/803-8035 //

Hazel Bluff Red Angus Erich, Mechthild & Martin Clausen

(780)349-2768 (780)349-2960 fax email:




Harry & Gaylene Irving


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

“Angus - The Power Breed”

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

CATTLE C W O JWJ VRegistered


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Ron & Laurie Hunter & family “Quality Registered & Commercial Stock”

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

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

Box 25, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3y3


P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. lindsay & donna Penosky & family

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

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

Nagib- Krameddine

Registered Angus

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

Jim Round (780)348-5638

Barry Round (780)348-5794

Annual “Top Genes” Bull Sale 3rd Saturday in February Robert & Karen Harris Box 175, Islay, AB T0B 2J0

Ph: (780)744-2236 Fax: (780)744-2190




Duane Parsonage 403.227.2348

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

19th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund R.R. #3, Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 1X1 H (780)352-0813 W (780)585-2003



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




Richard & Joyce Lorenz

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

RM Cattle Co.

Murray King 780/846-2691

Richard King Ph/Fax:780/846-2476

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


P.O. Box 5728, Westlock, AB T7P 2P6 Breeding stock always available by private treaty



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

MINBURN ANGUS Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945 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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Stauffer Ranches V


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

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



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



The Koenning’s

Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

"The Home of Angus Beef Cattle" Gary Slezina


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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

N ACRES ANG E US TK I A Allan & Sherry Aitken & Sons Box 53, Eyebrow, Saskatchewan S0H 1L0 (306)759-2701


(306) 567-4702



Doug & Lynn McIvor 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

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

MANTEI FARMS ANGUS 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

Ho we R e d A n gu 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 //

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

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

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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 W Box 461, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 S Roger Hardy Registered Red Angus Commercial Angus

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

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


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 ●

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

Box 28, Carievale, SK S0C 0P0

(306) 928-4810




Brent, Dale & Kelsey Box 908,

Russell, MB E 1W0 WA R0J204/773-2356 fax: 773-3579 R CATTLE CO. e-mail:

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



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visitors Always Welcome

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

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

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

Nberry Cree A k ANgUS Cr David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

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

Box 171, Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0E0

Purebred Black Angus Bulls & Females for Sale.

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Dealers for Merritt Aluminum Trailers Call today!!

Roy & vicki Forsyth

Eddystone, Manitoba R0L 0S0 (204)448-2245

ANGUS Ian Gross

Registered Red & BlackAngus

P.O. Box 29, Rush Lake, Saskatchewan S0H 3S0 ● (306)773-6873

Fax: (204)448-2126

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#636077, holland-Euphrasia Townline, RR 3, markdale, On n0C 1h0 Office Phone: (519)986-1330 Fax: (519)986-4736

Collin A Sauder Michelle Potapinski

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Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320

Barry & Marj Young & Family

STANDARD HILL ANGUS Box 718 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0

Barrie & Bernice Baker (204)966-3822


SPlEndoRViEw AnGuS fARM John Gottfried & Family

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


“Raising Quality Cattle To work for You”

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann

Greenbush Angus

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Allen & Merilyn Staheli Eddystone, Manitoba R0L 0S0


DunforD royal Cattle Company Stan & Eva Dunford R.R. #5 726040 Township Rd 3 Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7v9 Casey Fanta - Farm Manager - 519/467-5757 Office: 519/467-5700 ~ email:




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Don & Jeannette Currie R.R. #1, Nottawa, Ontario L0M 1P0 Ph/Fax: (705)445-1526 Luc Noiseux et Chantal Boisvert

Service Animal Noiseux 20, rang Elmire “route 235” St-Paul d’Abbotsford, Qc J0E 1A0 Tel: (450)379-9989 Autoroute #10, sortie #55, 3 km sur la #235 Nord.

John & Donna Donaldson Ryan Currie - Herdsman JD Farms 329 Brill Road, West Bolton, Quebec J0E 2T0 Tel: (450)539-1862 E-mail:

Les Fermes

Rolling Acres

Angus & Hereford

C260 Heath Road, Shawville, Quebec J0X 2Y0 “Breeding for foundation Cow families”

John & Pat Duivenvoorden


1672 10th Line, Innisfil, ON L9S 3P3 ❋ (705)431-0319



“Quality Genetics and a Commitment to Service”

Jeff Whitely 1212 Safari Rd, RR #1 Millgrove (Flamborough) Ontario L0R 1V0

Stephen & Paula

Laird & Mary



Fax: (819)647-3541 //

United States

Home: 905-659-4071 Fax: 905-659-4316 Email:

Rideau Angus Farm Jim & Gwen Peaker R.R. #4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 (613)258-2762 (613)258-4089 R.R. #4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Doug & Carolyn Milne-Smith

D & C Cattle Co

Red Angus Association of America

& American Red Angus Magazine 4201 N. Interstate 35 Denton, Texas 76207-3415 (940)387-3502 - Fax: (940)383-4036 email: Internet address:

Rob & Sandy Foubert 613/258-1062 4373 Rideau River Road, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0


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Ad Index 49th Parallel Sale ................................................ 11 7L Farms Land ............................................... 11 Angus Hills Farm ........................................... 11 Baby Black Angus ......................................... 11, 12 BC Angus Association ...................................... 67 Belvin Angus ...................................... 8, OBC Black Magic Sale ................................................. 8 Brandl Cattle Co ................................................. 88 Brylor Ranch ................................................... IFC Canadian Junior Angus ....................................... 68 Champion Hill .................................................... 11 Chickadee Farm .................................................. 35 Chico Ranches ..................................................... 8 Circle G Angus .................................................... 61 Craigmore Farms ................................................. 11 Cudlobe Farms ..................................................... 1 D Bar C Cattle Co .............................................. 61 Damar Farms .................................................... 55 DJ Henderson & Associates ................................ 27 Dunford Royal Cattle Co ................................... 63 Earley Livestock ................................................. 11 Everything Angus ......................................... 22, 74 Farmfair International ........................................ 43 Fertile Valley Angus ............................................... 4 Get-A-Long Stock Farm .................................... IBC Glen Islay Angus ................................................... 5 Graham Red Angus ............................................ 47 Hamilton Farms ............................................... 23 Hirsche Angus ..................................................... 34 Hoover Angus Farm ........................................... 11 JD Lann Cattle .............................................. 54 Johnston Angus ................................................... 4 Kidney Foundation ............................................ 74 Kinared Stock Farm .......................................... 59 LLB Angus .......................................................... 25 Lorenz Angus ....................................................... 8 Mountain View Farms ......................................... 6 Northern Lights Sale .......................................... 67 Nova Scotia Angus ............................................ 60 Pahl Livestock ..................................................... 8 Paradise Farms .............................................. 11, 13 Premier Livestock ........................................... 11 Quintin Smith Family Angus ............................ 11 Red Roundup Sale .............................................. 33 Remitall Farms ................................................. 8, 9 Rideau Angus Farm ............................................. 65 Saskalta Angus ...................................................... 3 Soo Line Cattle Co .................................... 11, 45 Southern Cattle Co ............................................. 11 Southland Angus ................................................ 53 Stevenson Angus ................................................. 11 Suak Valley Angus ................................................ 11 Topline Red Angus ............................................ 46 Transcon Livestock ...................................... 35 Triara Superior Genetics ..................................... 10 Herd Reference 2010*

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Events Calendar October 9 September 6 Top Line Red Angus Dispersal, Virden, MB 49th Parallel Partners in Genetics Sale, Brunner, ON October 2 September 11 Black Magic Sale, Olds, AB Georgian Angus Premier Sale, Maxwell, ON October 2 September 12 Damar Farms Female Sale, Strum, WI Graham Red Angus Dispersal, St. Mary’s, ON October 9 September 19 Topline Red Dispersal Sale, Virden, MB 40th Annual Preview Show, Brampton, ON October 15 September 25 Soo Line Cattle Co Complete ‘Red Angus’ Dispersal Sale, Midale, SK Brylor Ranch ‘Tradition With A Vision’ Female Sale, October 16 Six Mile Female Sale, Fir Mountain, SK Fort Macleod, AB September 26 October 22-23 Dunford Royal Production Sale, Woodstock, ON Red Round-up, Red Deer, AB October 1 October 28 Black Magic Sale, Olds, AB Bar E L & Guests Red Angus Production Sale, Byemoor, AB October 1-3 October 29 Autumn Angus Legacy Weekend, Olds, AB Chickadee Farm Red Angus Dispersal Sale, Innisfail, AB October 3 October 30 Triara’s ‘The Premier Event’ Sale, Melbourne, QC LLB Autumn Opportunity Female Sale, Erskine, AB October 9 November 5-6 Southland Angus Female Sale, Shaunavon, SK Circle G Angus & D Bar C Cattle Dispersal Sale, Lacombe, AB October 9 November 5-14 BC Angus Northern Highlights Sale, Vanderhoof, BC National Angus Show, Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB

December 4 Saskalta Giant Cow Sale, Saskatoon, SK December 4 Keystone Classic Sale, Brandon, MB December 4 Remington Land & Cattle Commercial Heifer Sale, Del Bonita, AB December 11 Kinared Stock Farm Dispersal Sale, Swift Current, SK December 11 Atlasta Bull & Seriously Black Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB December 13 Hamilton Farms ‘Feature Female’ Sale, Cochrane, AB December 14 Remington Land & Cattle Co Select Female Sale Del Bonita, AB December 17 JD Lann Cattle Co Dispersal Sale, Olds, AB December 20 Mountain View Farms Complete Dispersal Sale Virden, MB March 5 Mountain View Farms ’The Final Chapter’ Sale Virden, MB April 4 Hamilton Farms Bull Sale, Cochrane, AB

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