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Volume 19 #3*

"Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association" Dave Callaway Editor/Publisher

Regular Departments Alberta Angus Association ................................................................................... 50 Canadian Angus Association Breed Development .............................................. 54 Canadian Angus Association CEO Message ........................................................ 52 Canadian Angus Association President’s Message .............................................. 53 Canadian Angus Association Registration Department ..................................... 55 Canadian Angus Association Tag Program ......................................................... 56 Canadian Angus Foundation .............................................................................. 47 Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador ................................................................... 46 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program ..................................................... 53 Commercial Chat ................................................................................................. 55 Dave’s Desk ............................................................................................................ 4 Events Calendar ................................................................................................... 64 Maritime Angus Association ............................................................................... 50 Ontario Angus Association .................................................................................. 50

Feature Articles 50 & 75 Year Awards ........................................................................................... 49 Angus Fall Feeder Sales ....................................................................................... 30 BC Cattlemen’s Stewardship Award ................................................................... 12 Calgary Stampede Steer Show ........................................................................... 22 CAA Auction Market Award .............................................................................. 46 CAA Director Profiles ......................................................................................... 48 CAA Feedlot Awards ........................................................................................... 45 Canadian Angus Foundation Fundraiser ........................................................... 47 CCA’s BIXS Program .......................................................................................... 16 Certified Angus Beef in Canada ........................................................................ 18 Genetic Testing - Quantum Genetics ................................................................. 19 Journey to Colombia .......................................................................................... 14 Manitoba Gold Show ......................................................................................... 26 Obituary - ‘Andy’ Brown .................................................................................... 44 Obituary - Keith Halstead .................................................................................. 44 Research Update - Quantum Genetics .............................................................. 24 Showdown Results .............................................................................................. 36 University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Conference .................................... 34

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Dave’s Desk

I am sure that 2011 will go down in history as a very significant year. It has been a very unusual year to say the least. Weather patterns seem to have changed, countries that historically have been solid world leaders are experiencing economic woes putting the whole world economy in a tail spin. As a result the cattle industry is experiencing events that have never taken place before - who remembers cattle and grain price both being high?

ere are many who have much more experience in the cattle business than I, whom may have recollections of dramatic changes in the business similar to the changes in the last few months and more specifically the last few weeks. Having come through several years of very challenging conditions in the business, we seem to have rounded the corner to better times. Bull sales were noticeably improved this spring. However, the most significant events have been this summer. As recent as a few days ago there was a sale of feeder cattle and calves staged by Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange out of High River and Fort Macleod, Alberta. is was a sale of 17,000 head of yearlings and calves for fall delivery. I wasn’t able to be at the sale, however I was able to listen sporadically online. is is obviously a significant number of cattle, so should be some kind of an indicator of what is ahead. I am reluctant to put prices in as there are always standout lots which can’t be considered the norm, however because of the numbers, here are some

highlights. A pen of 135 steers sold with a delivery of late October - early November, base weight was 420 lbs sold for $178.00. A heavier group of 300 head of steers (500 lbs base weight) for similar delivery date traded at $159.25. Yearlings met with an equally strong demand with 950 steers for early October delivery trading at $127.35. I think there was a large enough number of cattle sold to say the market this fall should be very strong. As strong as the market may be, it is important to stay the course and only put bull calves in the ‘sale’ pen that deserve to be there. In order to supply the kind of herd bulls required to produce the beef that Angus is known for, the selection of bulls should be of superior quality. All indications are for a positive market this fall, it will be very interesting to see what kind of impact the US and global economies may have.

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BC Cattlemen’s Association - Environmental Stewardship Award

S T E W A R D Lynn Jackson and Harry Hooke, Fort St James S H Canyon Tree Farms is the 2011 recipient of the BC I Cattlemen’s Association annual Environmental P Stewardship Award. Lynn Jackson & Harry Hooke

were nominated by fellow ranchers, Charly and Lucille Belsham, for being an established ranch that has made environmental sustainability its main priority. Harry and Lynn were both raised on farms, but each pursued other careers before returning to the ranching life 15 years ago to raise their two sons, Jackson and Harrison. The 2000 acre ranch is located along the Stuart and Necoslie Rivers in Fort St. James. The ranch is within the high elevation sub-boreal spruce zone, which offers a short growing and grazing seasons. The ranch was started from raw land that had mostly been logged in the previous decades. Today the ranch is self-sufficient comprised of private and leased lands, along with three woodlots. Canyon Tree Farms is able to grow all of their own feed on the 350 acres of crop and pasture land. Canyon Tree Farms ran Angus cross commercial cattle for the first four years, and is now a purebred Angus breeder. Harry and Lynn pride themselves on the type and quality of cattle they raise, which is evidenced by an increasing demand for their purebred bulls and replacement heifers as well as their consistent production of AAA carcasses. Recently, Lynn and Harry have diversified and established a successful local meat sales enterprise, selling directly and through the local farmers market. In addition to the cattle, Lynn and Harry also have a small herd of paint horses which are used extensively for working cattle. The BC Cattlemen’s Association recognizes Canyon Tree Farms for implementing environmentally sustainable management practices on their successful diversified ranch operation. Page 12

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Clearing Land To reach their goal of environmental sustainability, Lynn & Harry use an “integrated resource management plan with the underlying principle that every hectare of ground is utilized for what it is best suited.” Today most of the land is treed to some extent with small openings created through harvesting. These openings in the forest canopy serve as hubs where cattle graze and provide brush control. “Protecting water is the prime commitment” Grazing Management Canyon Tree’s grazing management plan has a focus of environmental sustainability. To achieve this, the grazing systems are a combination of strip grazing and rest-rotational grazing. On the ranch, miles of electric fencing and solar powered electric fencers have been installed. The overall goal is to protect the natural ecosystems while improving grass production and decreasing input costs. Lynn and Harry have found this method leads to better utilization of forage and builds soil health without the use of commercial fertilizers. The grazing method has also helped control invasive plants, such as buttercup and thistle, are almost eliminated from the pastures. Hay fields are not grazed in order to ensure maximum crop yield. Cattle are winter fed on fields that are either scheduled for restoration or need the extra natural fertilizer. In the winter, the ranch uses bale feeders to minimize feed waste. Certificiation Lynn and Harry are keen to adopt new ideas and certify their ranch and beef products through available programs. The ranch registered in the Verified Beef Production program which requires audits of record keeping for animal health and food safety protocols. The ranch was the first in their area to have a completed Environmental Farm Plan. As part of their commitment to stewardship, the ranch continues to use their integrated resource management plan. Water & Riparian Management Water quality and sustainability are at the heart of ranch management strategies and are showcased in the environmental projects completed to date. To Lynn and Harry “protecting the water resources is the prime commitment and everything else falls into place around that.” Because livestock access to riparian areas has been eliminated or severely restricted a water distribution system has been installed with solar waterers and frost-free

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nose pumps. Lynn and Harry’s biggest environmental challenge is trying to establish channel stability on the Necoslie River. This river has extreme flow cycles, ranging from virtually dry to a raging torrent. A crossing was installed but extraordinary river conditions washed it out. Lynn and Harry will continue to install sweeper trees and rip rap as a means to stabilize the banks. The crossing will be reinstalled to minimize cattle impacts on the waterway. The Stuart River flows adjacent to the property. Wildlife The two river systems running through the ranch enhance the biodiversity already found in the numerous riparian areas. A wide variety of wildlife including blue and red listed species and migratory birds are seen in the spring and fall. Endemic populations of moose, deer, and black bears are a common sight with an occasional visit from a wandering grizzly bear. The numerous salmon runs enhance habitats for eagles and ospreys which feed and nest along the rivers, and geese, beavers, fishers, and muskrats make their home in the waterways. In the winter Trumpeter swans, kept company by a host of ducks, are seen on the open waters of the Stuart River. The Future Lynn & Harry were one of the first operations in their area to complete and implement their Environmental Farm Plan. Their future stewardship plans include: stabilizing the banks of the Necoslie River, adding more safe watering sites for cattle and increase strip grazing areas. Jackson and Hooke are always looking for opportunities to offer value-added products and increase market share. The family are active members of the community, involved in their local and regional cattlemen’s associations, as well as 4-H, and the Angus Associations. Thank You from Lynn & Harry We hope that our two sons will recognize that there are rewards for doing a good job, and in this case the Environmental Stewardship Award is a great honour. We would like to thank the Environmental Farm Plan program and the Verified Beef Program for helping us to put into practice many of our plans and ideas. We would also like to thank the breeders and cattlemen for helping work together through some very tough times. We would especially like to thank Charly and Lucille Belsham for their on-going encouragement, support and pearls of wisdom. And finally, we’d like to thank the community of Fort St. James for their continuing support of the farm gate sales and the great quality of life we enjoy here.

Journey to Colombia


In July, a group representing the Canadian Angus Association and Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) travelled to Colombia in an effort to influence an increase in trade relations between our nations. On August 15 the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Colombia will take effect, and through this we expect to see an increase in the amount of Canadian Angus genetics and Canadian Angus beef exported to Colombia. I had the honour of representing the Canadian Angus Association along with President David Bolduc. Mauricio Arcila (Technical Services Coordinator) and Doug Fee (Executive Committee Director) represented CBBC on this mission. It is no secret that Colombia has had a troubled past and there are still issues today. The police force is in a constant state of conflict with paramilitary groups. Unlike in past times, however, the government, police and the people of Colombia have made a concerted effort to hold such groups to isolated regions of the country. The people of Colombia have a very industrious and entrepreneurial spirit similar to that of North Americans. The geographical terrain of Colombia varies tremendously. It ranges from the extreme heat and humidity of the tropical regions to cooler high altitude areas in the mountain plateaus. The climate of Bogota during our visit was very similar to that of Calgary in the summer. Bogota is the capital city of Colombia and sits in the Andes Mountains at 8612 ft. above sea level (in comparison, Banff, AB is 4800 ft. above sea level). When the sun was out during the day it was hot, but later in the afternoon rainstorms would roll in and by the time the sun went down at 6:45 pm it was cold enough for a jacket. Our journey also took us to the city of Medellin to the north, which is known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. It was significantly warmer than Bogota as it sits at 4921 ft. above sea level. The climate varies depending on the location in the mountain valley. For those of you who are familiar with the escapades of Pablo Escobar you will remember that this is the city where he ran his empire

from, and was once one of the most dangerous cities in the world because of this. During our time in the region we never felt threatened or had any sense that we were in danger (except while driving). This is also where the majority of Angus/Brangus cattle ranches are located within Colombia. The significance in the climate variation is that Colombians need different cattle types depending on the climate in the various regions where they ranch. In the tropical areas, Brahman and Zebu cattle types are far better suited. Their loose hides allow them to tolerate the extreme heat year round and they are able to literally shake off various common parasites such as ticks that carry ‘tick disease’ (Anaplasmosis). In the semi-tropical regions, where the climate is less intense and the threat of disease is less prevalent, Brangus (5/8 Angus, 3/8 Brahman) are well suited and produce a higher quality beef. In the higher regions such as around Bogota and some areas in the Medellin region, straight Angus bloodlines have adapted well. The Colombian people have identified a desire to improve and produce a higher quality beef, which is not possible with straight Bos Indicus cattle types. They have seen the success of Angus beef and Angus cattle in other regions of the world and are looking to emulate those models. There are several Angus/Brangus branded beef programs in Colombia, which have been successful but they face a supply issue and have expressed a desire to import Canadian Angus beef. The McDonald’s restaurant chain sells an Angus burger that is made with Angus beef from Argentina which demonstrates the name recognition of Angus around the world as a symbol of quality.

Red Brangus heifers at Hacienda El Diamante.

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While in Bogota we attended Agroexpo. This is a farm and ranch show that featured exhibits from various equipment dealers, equine events and livestock shows. It was held in a facility similar to that of the major Canadian exhibitions. It is held every two years and is the largest agricultural fair in northern South America and the Caribbean. This was an excellent venue that allowed us to make numerous contacts with breeders, industry representatives and members of their Association. While attending Agroexpo, Mauricio Arcila (CBBC), Bruce Holmquist (Canadian Simmental Association) and I made a joint presentation on various aspects of the Canadian cattle industry. This was as much of a learning experience for the three of us as it was for the group in attendance. There were many excellent comments and questions that followed where we were able to learn about the challenges of raising cattle in Colombia. In 2011 the Angus-Brangus Association of Colombia is celebrating their 15th anniversary. We were invited to attend a reception to celebrate this milestone. At many different times over the five days at Agroexpo we were able to meet and have excellent discussions with their President Gustavo Lobo Gurerro and Executive Director Juan Santiago. They identified a strong desire to work with the Canadian Angus Association and we reciprocated that sentiment. The Angus show was divided over two days with males and females showing on different days. The Red and Black animals showed together but separate from the Brangus. The style of showing was similar to that of North America with a few subtle differences, mostly in the showmanship area. Not dissimilar from our Canadian shows, the quality of cattle varied. The top animals would be competitive in our shows and the lower end animals were relatively poor. It was difficult to tell if this was a function of genetics or management. This was a very successful mission for the Canadian Angus Association but there is still a significant amount of work to be done before we will know the exact potential of the market. is article was written with the assistance of CBBC Technical Services Coordinator Mauricio Arcila. Mauricio was instrumental in the development of our mission to Colombia and it would not have been possible without his determination. submitted by Michael Latimer

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CCA Begins Staged Launch of BIXS


Larry Thomas After two years in the development and testing process, and to minimal fanfare, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) began a phased launch of the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) to a limited number of cow-calf producers across Canada last month. BIXS is a voluntary national individual animal and carcass information exchange system. Once up and running individual animal performance, genetic, health and management information as well as feedlot and detailed carcass data will be entered into the BIXS database linked to the animal’s CCIA tag number and able to be shared across the entire beef supply chain.

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The CCA targets the fall run for full nation-wide rollout of BIXS to cow-calf and purebred producers but they’re starting the launch in specific stages. Larry Thomas, national coordinator of the Canadian Beef Advantage and BIXS programs for the CCA, says the three-phase launch is the best means to gauge how the system is performing and to fix any hiccups with minimal impacts on producers on the system. “We could swing the gates wide open and allow everyone to register, sign-in and begin submitting their animal data but we fully expect some technical issues so having a limited number of users on the system makes sense if we have to shut things down for awhile to fix a bug,” he says. “So far though, after a couple of early issues, it’s been running pretty smoothly.” The first launch invites went out to about forty cow-calf producers across the country. Once the feedback from that initial group is received and necessary changes made to the system or functions, the CCA will move to the second phase of launch to roughly one hundred cow-calf producers. The final and full launch will only occur when any and all issues have been dealt with during the first two launch stages.

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Once BIXS is close to full industry rollout the emphasis will be in getting feedlots signed onto the system. BIXS has funding support out to the end of 2013 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Agricultural Flexibility Fund, a portion of which is targeted to help feedlots link in with BIXS. Presently, work continues on the development of a feedlot interface with BIXS. As well, the CCA continues to work with Canadian slaughter plants to implement carcass tracking and computer vision grading solutions so detailed carcass data linked to the animal’s CCIA tag number will flow into BIXS. For more information and for updates on progress toward national launch of BIXS visit their website at:

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Certified Angus Beef® brand in Canada

Geof Bednar

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Demand for Angus cattle has never been stronger across North America. As the beef industry becomes more and more consumer focused, cattlemen and their ultimate customers have increasingly turned to Angus cattle and Angus beef. The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand has made several presentations and farm visits in Canada this year, indicating a commitment to working with producers here to further develop the high-quality market for the greater good of Angus producers across the continent. A presentation to the Alberta Angus Association general meeting in June provided an opportunity for CAB International Director Geof Bednar to better explain the rationale. His message, to “differentiate and export,” resonated across the country regardless of herd size or location. When the brand first licensed packing plants in Canada, it projected nearly half of the 15 million pounds sold there in 2000 would come from Canadian ranches. In fact, nearly 20 million pounds of CAB product was sold by Canadian grocers and restaurants that year, half of it from within the country. “There were some ups and downs, and Canadians produced more than the 14 million pounds sold here in 2004, exporting the rest,” he noted for reference. But in 2006 and every year since then, sales have grown and 2010 saw a record 17 million pounds of CAB produced within Canada—but that was just

57.7% of all CAB sales in the country. “That amounts to at least a 12-million-pound opportunity,” Bednar said. Canadian-supplied CAB branded products offer a real opportunity to grow exports not only to the U.S. but to other key beef-importing countries, he added. Several years ago when international trade disruptions were the norm and Mexican market gates were closed to U.S. beef, orders for the CAB brand were filled through the pipeline of Canadian product. Similar windows have seen Canadian-source CAB fill orders in additional world markets, Bednar said. He is exploring new inroads through the bilateral China-Canada trade agreement announced last year. As the Canada Beef Export Federation has also noted, grain-fed beef is the North American advantage in the world market, where Canada is a leading player. To fully capitalize on grain feeding, Bednar said Canada can step up the potential to marble, both in cattle genetics and management to allow full expression of marbling. “Carcass traits are highly heritable and the combination of selection and management for marbling has not been fully engaged in Canada, so much progress can be made in a relatively short time,” he said. In the U.S., whose consumer base has many similarities to that of Canada, studies have repeatedly shown that people buy beef for its taste, and will pay more for beef of higher quality grade when tenderness is equivalent. In the Canadian Beef Consumer Satisfaction Benchmark studies, results show that 85% of the shortfall in satisfaction is in the product itself. The surest way to address that is with greater marbling in the native bos taurus cattle, but progress will take focus. “Angus beef is everywhere in the U.S. and Canada—and as great as that may seem, it is one of the challenges for our brand. That’s because the Angus influence is only the beginning point used to differentiate our brand from others,” Bednar said. “Beyond the basic predominantly black hide, the focus is on genetics and management that increase the odds of meeting the 10 CAB carcass specifications so that consumers are not disappointed.”

That focus has led to improvement in grade on both sides of the border, with CAB acceptance rates increasing to near 24% in the U.S. and surpassing 18% in Canada. Should that ratio catch up to an equal share, it would mean nearly 10 million more pounds of Canadian-produced CAB product, Bednar said. “Keeping everything equal, increasing the Canadian acceptance rates to that level would go toward meeting demand,” he said. “Many Canadian retailers, distributors and restaurants see value in offering Canadian beef to their customers, and one licensed CAB partner plans to source only Canadian produced CAB by next year. Will you act to make that happen?” Bednar told producers about CAB efforts to educate chefs and meat case managers and link them to Angus producers. “Today we count on a number of you to help us make those emotional ties to the brand and our partners,” he said, inviting more Angus producers to get involved. “These are all opportunities to make your customer a more informed buyer and the consumer of your product more satisfied, whether you are directly or indirectly feeding Canadian households.” Closing with a little “pickup dashboard math,” the CAB international director fleshed out the opportunity. To make up the 12.5 million pounds of CAB product sold in Canada but produced in the U.S. last year would require progeny from at least 1,000 more Angus bulls. By 2015, to achieve a modest 7% in annual sales growth and cover the Canadian demand for CAB, it would take an additional 168,302 head at a carcass utilization rate of 265 lb. At the rate of 25 progeny per bull, that points to demand for 6,732 more registered black Angus bulls. For more information on the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, visit to sign up for CAB Connections; or to discuss how and why Canadian producers can work more closely with the brand, email By Steve Suther, Director of Industry Information, Certified Angus Beef LLC

Certified Angus Beef® brand Posts Record June Although beef prices have been relatively high this spring and summer, many consumers and chefs are continuing to look for high-quality cuts. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand sold 70 million pounds in June, the highest volume month in the company’s 33-year history, 4.3% above the previous June and some 10 million pounds better than June 2009. This milestone, with three months to go, moves the company one step closer to a sixth consecutive fiscal year of sales gains. “The real reason for this record goes beyond sales to the dedication of our licensed partners,” says John Stika, company president. “They have committed to Page 18

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putting product in front of consumers even with high-priced beef, which further drives home the importance of quality in the price/value relationship. With strong cattle prices at the same time, pull-through demand is creating success at all levels.” The share of Angus-influenced cattle qualifying for the brand in June was 24.8%, nearly 4 percentage points higher than summer 2009. Sales gains came from foodservice, which has experienced significant recovery the past 12 to 18 months despite higher cattle and beef prices. Retail continues to carry the bulk of brand sales, with seasonally strong summer demand

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in full swing. The international division is setting a hot pace in rate of growth with a 17% increase over 2010 for the fiscal year to date. Founded in 1978 by Angus producers, this is the only brand owned by the American Angus Association® and its more than 30,000 rancher members. The Certified Angus Beef ® brand has 10 strict quality standards that make it a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select. Only the best Angus beef achieves the brand’s premium name. For more information, visit, or look for the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

Genetic Testing - Quantum Genetics In 2010 the Canadian Angus Association was able to offer its membership the option to use a Canadian lab for genetic defect testing. Prior to this, Canadian Angus members sent DNA samples across the border which was on occasion a challenge. The Association approached Quantum Genetics to develop and validate the protocols for testing Angus samples for 5 recessive gene mutations that cause Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), Neuropathic Hydrocephalous (NH), Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), Osteopetrosis (OS), and Mannosidosis (MA) and we negotiated a volume discount price of $22 for the tests for members who go through the Association to obtain the DNA test kits. Quantum Genetics Inc. is a Canadian based company focused on creating value through DNA testing. Quantum Genetics has worked closely with the University of Saskatchewan during the past several years, both funding basic research, as well as commercializing new discoveries as they become available.

The lab initially focused on the feedlot sector, while maintaining the goal of creating value for the cow/calf and finally purebred industry via the feedlot. Quantum Genetics offers feedlots QMP (Quantum Management Protocol) as a sorting tool which focuses on utilizing genomic information to optimize animal fat deposition, weight gain, and growth enhancing technology (Zilmax® or Optaflexx®) application. Genes that affect an animal’s fat deposition, feed intake, rib eye size and yield grade and quality grade can be managed to create more value for the feeder.

Quantum Genetics’ use of DNA differs from other agriculture tests offered. Rather than testing for markers associated with traits, Quantum genotypes animals for specific genes and provides its customers with the exact alleles for the animal. For example, testing for the leptin gene: a “TT” cow of the leptin genotype will wean 31 more pounds of calf than a “CC” genotype cow. In a feedlot application the “CC” genotype animals take approximately 30 days longer to get to 12 mm of backfat than a “TT”. The Association is pleased to work with a Canadian lab that is focused on our community and on adding value to the beef industry. Information on genetic defects is available on our website ( and members are welcome to contact Kajal at or 1-888-571-3580 with queries. Through Kajal, members are also able to request a Geneprob Herd Analysis which reports the probability of any animal in your herd having inherited these genes, or a DNA test kit to test any animal in your herd.

EPD 101 Workshops e Canadian Angus Association puts on online EPD 101 workshops on a monthly basis. ese workshops are free and open to Angus breeders and commercial producers who are interested in learning more about Angus genetic evaluations. To register for the next workshop contact Kajal at or 1-888-571-3580

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Calgary Stampede UFA Steer Classic Call this Barry Hall’s version of tough love. “I actually bet my son (Justin) in the spring that his steer wouldn’t be good enough to go to Calgary,” said the veteran rancher from Craven, Sask. “And in the past, oh, two months, I knew I was going to lose that bet.” Did he ever. Early Saturday evening, at the conclusion the Calgary Stampede’s 29th annual UFA Steer Classic, Justin’s 1,404-pound Angus was bathed in glory as the grand champion – a victory worth $9,000, plus $1,000 for best-in-breed honours in the Stampede steer show’s Angus class. The Hall family victory came on the heels of the steer’s

win at the Lloydminster Classic Steer Stake Show, and brought things full circle for Barry, who himself had won the UFA Steer Classic in 1989 and ’94 – and hadn’t returned to the Stampede City since. “I’m ecstatic. My son’s been after me for a few years to come back, and I told him that it takes a lot of work. It’s not something you just go and do. It’s countless hours of work and preparation,” said Barry. “To finally come out and get ’er done, this is just awesome.” As per a decade-long tradition, the Grand Champion steer has been purchased by the Penny Lane Entertainment Group, and will likely be the main course at Zen 8 restaurant for a fall gala fundraiser to benefit the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, said Penny Lane managing partner Aki Fujita. “It’s beautiful. I’m excited to cook up a Black Angus, for sure,” said Fujita.

Justin Hall, 20, of Craven, Saskatchewan (right) won the Calgary Stampede UFA Steer Classic

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With 98 entries this year from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario – up from 79 a year ago – the UFA Steer Classic represents the culmination of the regional steer show season. The richest steer show in Canada, the UFA Steer Classic sees members of the beef industry congregate at the Stampede to promote and compete in everything from the merits of purebred genetics to the current trends in consumer beef demands. With roots tracing back to 1983, the UFA Steer Classic is nearly three decades old . . . but suddenly got a lot younger this summer. Organizers have put a special emphasis on the show’s Junior Class by boosting the payout to the winners – $5,000, including a $3,000 scholarship, to the owner of the Grand Champion, and $3,500, including a $2,000 scholarship, to the owner of the Reserve Champion. Shelby Kent of Carstairs, Alta., and Kathryn Dolliver of Stettler, Alta., respectively, earned those inaugural scholarships, and their winning steers were put in the spotlight at Saturday’s all-new Junior Champion Auction, which was held immediately after the UFA Steer Classic, with proceeds sustaining the scholarship fund. In addition, two $1,000 incentive draws were made for Junior-aged UFA Steer Classic exhibitors – one for those who showed a Spring Steer Show Champion, another for those who showed in the Summer Synergy program. Exhibitors in the UFA Steer Classic’s Junior Class are aged anywhere from 9 through 20.

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Research Update


By now most cattlemen have heard of the leptin gene. Leptin affects appetite and metabolism therefore the different genotypes fatten at different rates. Fat accumulation is expensive. Growth traits are associated with fat accumulation. Carcass fat is a factor in determining yield and quality grade. A recent trial was completed at Cactus Feeders Research in Texas. The objective was to • Determine what leptin genotypes carcass characteristics are when the cattle are killed on the same day. • Is there a leptin genotyped interaction on carcass characteristics when fed Zilpaterol? (B-adrenergic agonist) or “Zilmax” is a feed additive that increases carcass weight. 4179 head of cattle which were randomized and sorted into 48 pens of approximately 90 head per pen.The eight blocks

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had three pens of each genotype. Three pens were fed Zilmax and three pens were fed without Zilmax. This was repeated eight times. Twenty-four pens were fed Zilmax and 24 pens had no Zilmax. The data showed on a one day kill the “TT” genotype had approximately 20% more AAA or Choice than the “CC” genotype. (P<0.01) The “TT” genotype also had higher dry matter intake. (P<0.012) However the AAA or Choice reduced by 20% on the “TT” genotype when fed Zilmax.The “CC” population only decreased Choice by 1.5%. Similarly “TT” steers responded to Zilmax with a decrease in dry matter intake of 1.84 pounds per day while the”CC” steers remained unchanged. Managing the genotypes that are fed Zilmax improves quality grade.

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The “CC” genotype population respond better on Zilmax because they don’t lose Quality Grade and Dry Matter intake. Not all feedlots use Zilmax as some packers won’t accept cattle fed Zilmax. The focus for breeders should be on the trial cattle that were not fed Zilmax. Feedlots knowing the leptin genotype find the “TT” population reaches market readiness approximately 30 days sooner than the “CC” population. The “TT population are more profitable by reducing days on feed. Breeders looking to improve their herds for carcass quality and efficiency can select for “TT” sires. A “TT” sire can remove the “CC” population in one calf crop. For more information on this trial and others or breed alliances please contact Jim Palmer, Quantum Genetix at 403.660.0643

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Manitoba Angus Gold Summer Show - Manitou Fair Judge: Bill Campbell, Minto, MB A strong set of Angus Cattle gathered at the Manitou fair for the Annual Summer Gold Show. Due to the unusual weather the numbers were down but the quality was exceptional.


Manitoba Angus Summer Junior Show Results Champion Female TVA Tibbie 35X Naomi Best (Clay Hills Livestock), Harding, MB Reserve Champion Female DJCC Rosebud 15X Levi Best (Clay Hills Livestock), Harding, MB Manitoba Junior Angus Showmanship Pee Wee 1) Ty Nykoliation 2) Lane Nykoliation Junior 1)Naomi Best 2)Levi Best Intermediate 1)Austen Kemp Senior 1)Megan Kemp

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Grand Champion Female MVMM Blossom 250U with N7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elvis 9Y at side exhibited by N7 Stock Farm, Crandall, MB

Grand Champion Bull N7â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elvis 9Y exhibited by N7 Stock Farm from Crandall, MB

Reserve Grand Champion Female TVA Tibbie 35X exhibited by Naomi Best (Clay Hills Livestock), Harding, MB

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Sunset Ridge Exceed 3X exhibited by Sunset Ridge Red Angus, Manitou, MB

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Angus Fall Feeder Sales


September 13 Nilsson Bros. Inc, Clyde, AB September 15 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB September 19 VJV Dawson Creek, Dawson Creek, BC September 21 Ontario Livestock Exchange Ltd., Waterloo, ON September 23 Winnipeg Livestock Sales, Winnipeg, MB September 24 Vold, Jones and Vold, Ponoka, AB October 4 Innisfail Auction Market Ltd., Innisfail, AB Heartland Livestock Services, Prince Albert, SK October 5 Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Heartland Livestock Services, Yorkton, SK October 6 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd., Red Deer, AB October 7 Olds Auction Mart, Olds, AB October 11 Nilsson Bros. Inc, Clyde, AB Viking Auction Mart, Viking, AB October 12 Spiritwood Stockyards, Spiritwood, SK October 13 Fort Macleod Auction, Fort Macleod, AB Meadow Lake Stockyards Ltd., Meadow Lake, SK October 14 TEAM Electronic Sale, Calgary, AB Stettler Auction Mart (1990) Ltd., Stettler, AB October 15 Calgary Stockyards Ltd, Strathmore, AB David Carson Farms & Auction Services Ltd., Listowel, ON Assiniboia Livestock Auction, Assiniboia, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK October 17 Innisfail Auction Market Ltd., Innisfail, AB Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB VJV Foothills Livestock Auction, Stavely, AB VJV Dawson Creek, Dawson Creek, BC Killarney Auction Mart Ltd, Killarney, MB Shaunavon Livestock Sales (88) Ltd, Shaunavon, SK Weyburn Livestock Exchange, Weyburn, SK October 18 Balog Auction Services Inc., Lethbridge, AB Rimbey Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB BC Livestock Producers Co-Op Association, Kamloops, BC Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB Grunthal Livestock Auction, Grunthal, MB Ontario Stockyards Inc., Cookstown, ON Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Moose Jaw, SK Whitewood Livestock Sales, Whitewood, SK Page 30

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October 19 Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB Williams Lake Stockyards, Williams Lake, BC Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB Ontario Livestock Exchange Ltd., Waterloo, ON Kawartha Lakes Cooperative Auction Market Inc, Woodville, ON Heartland Livestock Services, Lloydminster, SK October 20 Fort Macleod Auction, Fort Macleod, AB Taylor Auctions, Melita, MB Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK October 21 Olds Auction Mart, Olds, AB Vanderhoof Auction Market Ltd., Vanderhoof, BC Mankota Stockmen's Weigh Co., Mankota, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Regina, SK Winnipeg Livestock Sales, Winnipeg, MB October 22 Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Vold, Jones and Vold, Ponoka, AB Nilsson Bros. Inc, Vermillion, AB Valley Auction Ltd., Armstrong, BC Assiniboia Livestock Auction, Assiniboia, SK Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK October 24 Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB Provost Livestock Exchange, Provost, AB Triple J Livestock Ltd., Westlock, AB Okanagan Falls Stockyard, Okanagan Falls, BC Strathclair Auction Mart Ltd., Strathclair, MB Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON October 25 Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB Balog Auction Services Inc., Lethbridge, AB BC Livestock Producers Co-Op Association, Kamloops, BC October 26 Highwood Livestock Auction, High River, AB Spiritwood Stockyards, Spiritwood, SK October 27 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB Fort Macleod Auction, Fort Macleod, AB Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd., Red Deer, AB Ste. Rose Auction Mart Ltd., Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Keady Livestock Market, Tara, ON Encan Sawyerville Auction Inc, Sawyerville, QC Parkland Livestock Market, Kelliher, SK Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK Meadow Lake Stockyards Ltd., Meadow Lake, SK October 28 Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB Reseau Encans Quebec, St Isidore, QC Shaunavon Livestock Sales (88) Ltd, Shaunavon, SK

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October 29 Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Interlake Cattlemens Co-Op Assn Ltd., Ashern, MB Ottawa Livestock Exchange, Greely, ON Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK October 31 Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB Weyburn Livestock Exchange, Weyburn, SK November 1 Balog Auction Services Inc., Lethbridge, AB Picture Butte Auction Market, Picture Butte, AB Viking Auction Mart, Viking, AB Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Moose Jaw, SK Whitewood Livestock Sales, Whitewood, SK November 2 Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB November 3 Parkland Livestock Market, Kelliher, SK Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK November 4 TEAM Electronic Sale, Calgary, AB Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB Stettler Auction Mart (1990) Ltd., Stettler, AB Mankota Stockmen's Weigh Co., Mankota, SK November 5 Nilsson Bros. Inc, Vermillion, AB Assiniboia Livestock Auction, Assiniboia, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK November 7 Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB Innisfail Auction Market Ltd., Innisfail, AB Provost Livestock Exchange, Provost, AB VJV Foothills Livestock Auction, Stavely, AB Dryland Cattle Trading Co., Veteran, AB Strathclair Auction Mart Ltd., Strathclair, MB Heartland Livestock Services, Lloydminster, SK Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK November 8 Grunthal Livestock Auction, Grunthal, MB November 9 Grande Prairie Livestock Market, Grande Prairie, AB Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB Spiritwood Stockyards, Spiritwood, SK November 10 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB Burnt Lake Livestock Mart Ltd., Red Deer, AB Meadow Lake Stockyards Ltd., Meadow Lake, SK November 11 Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB November 12 Calgary Stockyards Ltd, Strathmore, AB Valley Auction Ltd., Armstrong, BC Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS Assiniboia Livestock Auction, Assiniboia, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK

Angus Fall Feeder Sales November 14 Killarney Auction Mart Ltd, Killarney, MB Brussels Livestock, Brussels, ON Weyburn Livestock Exchange, Weyburn, SK November 15 Nilsson Bros. Inc, Clyde, AB Perlich Bros. Auction Market Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Heartland Livestock Services, Moose Jaw, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Prince Albert, SK Whitewood Livestock Sales, Whitewood, SK November 16 Highwood Livestock Auction, High River, AB Heartland Livestock Services, Lloydminster, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Yorkton, SK November 17 Parkland Livestock Market, Kelliher, SK November 18 Rimbey Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB November 19 Assiniboia Livestock Auction, Assiniboia, SK Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK

November 21 Innisfail Auction Market Ltd., Innisfail, AB Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, SK November 23 Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB Ontario Livestock Exchange Ltd., Waterloo, ON Spiritwood Stockyards, Spiritwood, SK November 24 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB Parkland Livestock Market, Kelliher, SK Meadow Lake Stockyards Ltd., Meadow Lake, SK November 25 Brussels Livestock, Brussels, ON November 26 Heartland Livestock Services, Swift Current, SK November 28 Weyburn Livestock Exchange, Weyburn, SK November 29 Whitewood Livestock Sales, Whitewood, SK November 30 Heartland Livestock Services, Lloydminster, SK

December 1 Parkland Livestock Market, Kelliher, SK December 2 TEAM Electronic Sale, Calgary, AB December 3 Calgary Stockyards Ltd, Strathmore, AB Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc., Maple Creek, SK December 5 Innisfail Auction Market Ltd., Innisfail, AB December 6 Heartland Livestock Services, Prince Albert, SK December 8 Sekura Auctions Ltd., Drayton Valley, AB 2012 ________________________________ February 9 Encan Sawyerville Auction Inc, Sawyerville, QC February 10 Reseau Encans Quebec, St Isidore, QC February 16 Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS March 2 Gladstone Auction Mart Ltd, Gladstone, MB

Garbage in means garbage out:Management groups are an integral part of EPD calculations, so it is vital that members who submit performance data also put their animals in the correct management group. Birth Weight management groups should group together all the calves whose dams were treated the same in the last three months of their pregnancy, because this is when birth weight is developed. Calves whose dams were treated differently (fed extra or got sick for example) in their last trimester of pregnancy should be placed in separate groups. At weaning time, show calves that were fed extra or calves raised in a different environment should be placed in separate management groups. For more information on management groups or the Canadian Angus Performance Program contact Kajal at or 1-888-571-3580.

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University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine Beef Cattle Conference


Assistant General Manager Michael Latimer and I attended the first annual UCVM Beef Cattle Conference in May and were both excited to learn about research being done that can be applied by our breeders.The environment and animal welfare were key subjects during the two-day conference; the other topics discussed ranged from nutrition, fertility EPDs, infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. Brenda Schoepp, a producer and the publisher of BEEFLINK reported the top five beef consumer concerns in 2010 were: 1. Animal welfare 2. Food safety 3. Antimicrobial use 4. The environment 5. Zoonotic disease Dr. Pajor identified public opinion and expectations in regards to animal welfare as a driver of economic change. Rather than a push economy (product is pushed into the market) the beef industry is quickly realizing a pull economy (where product is demanded by consumers), based on how humanely the product is being raised and produced. Dr. Pajor sees trade agreements starting to focus on animal welfare. Avoiding dehydration, starvation, fatigue, fear, and pain—all of which are precursors to disease—can be sold as animal welfare or simply as preventative health measures. We heard from Dr. Coetzee in regards to pain assessment and management. He recorded pain during and after dehorning and castration using electroencephalography (EEG) and thermography. The use of anesthetics or analgesics during dehorning and castration are not required; in fact the FDA has no drug approved for the purpose so producers have used

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extra-label drugs. Dr. Schwartzkope-Genswein took a behavioral approach and measured pain after trauma using chute and feeding behavior. Both doctors convinced us that cattle do regain thriving faster after a painful procedure faster and better if anesthetics and analgesics are used. Consumers are concerned that anesthetic and analgesic drugs be used to minimize animal pain, but they are adamant that antibiotics not be used for fear of being exposed to antimicrobial resistant bugs. Dr. Hurd distinguished for us the difference between public concern and hazard. Public concern of exposure to antimicrobial resistant bugs, developed by use of antimicrobial drugs in beef, is unfounded. Antibiotic resistant bugs that are public health hazards like MRSA, Strep, Tuberculosis, Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus are not livestock related. The beef industry must demonstrate to the public that the use of antibiotics poses minimal threat to public health and goes far towards animal welfare. Dr. Orsel has collected many Alberta cattle and Elk samples to investigate the transmission of several common diseases between the two species. Having seen cattle and elk grazing in the same areas, this was a very interesting investigation to hear about. Dr. Orsel is also investigating transmission of disease in feedlots, training pen riders to identify diseased animals early by behavioral and feed observations. Dr. Enns’ team has investigated the heritability of disease susceptibility in feedlots. He found that susceptibility to BRD was 0.17 and to being treated for anything was 0.22. This moderate heritability may provide means of identifying animal’s with higher disease resistance genetics. Dr. Enns also explained how the Stayability EPD describes the probability that a female will remain productive in a herd for more than six years, describing the cow’s longevity and fertility.

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This and the Heifer Pregnancy EPD have huge economic impact. Dr. Enns briefly described the Maintenance Energy EPD which describes a cow’s requirements for mature weight and body condition. The effect of not providing enough feed, particularly in the first half of pregnancy, was described by Dr. Ford. Breeders can expect decreased liver and kidney function, decreased skeletal muscle fibers and connective tissue, and increased risk of Type II diabetes and increased fat development in calves from cows that are undernourished during the first half of gestation. Interestingly, the more efficient animals and the more intensive but short feeding programs have the least environmental impact. Public perception of the beef industry’s environmental footprint is based on old and erroneous facts and numbers published by institutions like the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. Dr. Mitloehner encourages the beef industry to question the current gas emission statistics being applied to the beef industry by regulatory bodies today. Consumer perception of the beef industry and their focus on animal welfare, food safety and our environmental footprint is going to drive the market. Healthy and efficient animals mean healthy people, a healthy environment, healthy public perceptions and healthy business for beef producers. It was really good to attend a beef conference where all the research being done can be applied directly to our breeders. If you have any questions about the first annual UCVM beef conference please feel free to contact me at 1-888-571-3580. Kajal Devani Breed Devcelopment ~ Canadian Angus Association

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Showdown Results 12th Annual Canadian Junior Angus Show July 21 - 23, 2011 ~ Weyburn, Saskatchewan Print Marketing Judge: Catherine Colodey, Weyburn, SK Junior Print Marketing - Halley Adams Reserve Junior Print Marketing - Macy Liebreich Intermediate Print Marketing - Michaela Chalmers Reserve Intermediate Print Marketing - Alec Drury Senior Print Marketing - Traci Henderson Reserve Senior Print Marketing - Katelyn Deitrich Graphic Design Judge: Brian Good, Red Deer, AB Junior Champion - Garrett Liebreich Reserve Junior Champion - Halley Adams Intermediate Champion - Katie Wright Reserve Intermediate Champion - Alec Drury Senior Champion - Rebecca Gilby Reserve Senior Champion - Callie Gibson Photography Judges: Grant & Lauralee Rolston, Coalhurst, AB Junior Champion - Laurie Morasch Reserve Junior Champion - Kodie Doetzel Intermediate Champion - Riley Lafrentz Reserve Intermediate Champion - Stacia Grunberg Senior Champion - Callie Gibson Reserve Senior Champion - Eric Yewsuk Literature Competition Judges: Marilyn Mountenay, Belle Plaine, SK & Merle omason, Bethune, SK Junior Champion - Lexi Hicks Reserve Junior Champion - Wade Olynyk Intermediate Champion - Austin Kemp Res Intermediate Champion - Christopher Hargrave Senior Champion - Erika Easton Reserve Senior Champion - Megan Kemp Art Competition Judges: Marilyn Mountenay, Belle Plaine, SK & Merle omason, Bethune, SK Junior Champion - Macy Liebreich Reserve Junior Champion - Kodie Doetzel Intermediate Champion - Kathryn Dolliver Res Intermediate Champion - Michaela Chalmers Senior Champion - Austen Anderson Reserve Senior Champion - Erika Easton


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Scrapbook Judges: Marilyn Mountenay, Belle Plaine, SK & Merle omason, Bethune, SK Junior Champion - Will Jermey Reserve Junior Champion - Chris Jermey Intermediate Champion - Michaela Chalmers Reserve Intermediate Champion - Kathryn Dolliver Senior Champion - Erika Easton Reserve Senior Champion - Megan Kemp Angus Cook-Off Judges: Roger Hardy, Midale, SK & Rob Smith, Olds, AB 1) Jon Fox, Jennifer Jones, Michael Jones, Colin Haydock 2)Tyler, Katelyn & Gus Dietrich, Halley, Kasey & Kelley Adams, Candace Fankhanel & Stacia Grunberg 3) Katie Wright, Cole Ward, Eric Yewsuk, Jacob & Garrett Feige, Carson & Garret Liebreich Sales Talk Judge: Rob Smith, Olds, AB Junior Champion - Lexi Hicks Reserve Junior Champion - Macy Liebreich Intermediate Champion - Michaela Chalmers Reserve Intermediate Champion - Michael Jones Senior Champion - Megan Kemp Reserve Senior Champion - Erin Toner Public Speaking Judges: Catherine Colody, Weyburn, SK; Rob Holowaychuk, Edenwold, SK & Chris Poley, Saskatoon, SK Junior Champion - Will Jermey Reserve Junior Champion - Kodie Doetzel Intermediate Champion - Alec Drury Reserve Intermediate Champion - Jennifer Jermey Senior Champion - Montgomery Dempsey Reserve Senior Champion - Erika Easton Team Grooming Judge: Justin Morrison, Midale, SK Junior Champions - Garret Feige & Jon Fox Reserve Junior Champions - Jarrett Hargrave & Laurie Morasch Intermediate Champions - Riley Lafrentz & Cody Lafrentz Reserve Intermediate Champions - Micheal Jones & Jennifer Jones Senior Champions - Erin Toner & Katie Wright Reserve Senior Champions - Callie Gibson & Lee Carpenter

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Judging Competition Judges: Jeff & Jarrett Lees, Arcola, SK Junior Champion - Laurie Morasch Reserve Junior Champion - Kodie Doetzel Intermediate Champion - Riley Lafrentz Reserve Intermediate Champion - Cody Lafrentz Senior Champion - Lee Carpenter Reserve Senior Champion - Megan Kemp Show Ring Team Judging Judges: Jeff & Jarrett Lees, Arcola, SK Junior Champions - Laurie Morasch & Cordell Cliffe Reserve Junior Champions - Brook Dust & Naomi Best Intermediate Champions - Riley Lafrentz & Becky Domolewski Reserve Intermediate Champions - Michael Jones & Cody Lafrentz Senior Champions - Erika Easton & Katelyn Dietrich Reserve Senior Champions - Megan Kemp & Lee Carpenter Showmanship Judge: Shiny (Jim) Hallberg, Weyburn, SK Junior Champion - Jarret Hargrave Reserve Junior Champion - Macy Liebreich Intermediate Champion - Tyler Dietrich Reserve Intermediate Champion - Bailey Dietrich Senior Champion - Katelyn Dietrich Reserve Senior Champion - Erin Toner Herdsman Competition Herdsman Award - Jon Fox, Michael & Jennifer Jones Grand Aggregate Junior Grand Aggregate - Macy Liebreich Int. Grand Aggregate - Michaela Chalmers Senior Grand Aggregate - Erika Easton Spirit of Youth Award - Katie Wright

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Conformation Classes Judge: Lance Leachman, Maidstone, SK Peewee Division __________________________ 2011 Heifer Calf 1) Red DKF Miss X Over 75Y (Red Blu Dawn Cross Over 305S) Eric Fettes, Gladmar, SK 2010 Bred Heifer 1) Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X (Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T) Keely Adams, Forestburg, AB 1) Wiwa Creek Pride 63'10 (Wiwa Creek Fullback 19'07) Emma omason, Ruch Lake, SK 1) DJCC Rosebud 15X (Duff New Attraction 6110) Levi Best, Harding, MB 1) DFCC 5T Wow 11X (HF Tiger 5T) Jacob Feige, Parkside, SK 1)Rockin Ox Eye Candy 95X (SAV Net Worth 4200) Nolan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 1) Red NCJ Miss World 3X (Red SCNJ Master 14U) Layne Morasch, Bassano, AB 2011 Bull Calf 1) Red Redrich LFE Dignity 248Y (Red MRLA 23W) Kasey Adams, Forestburg, AB 1) DFCC 32T Rebel Yell 4Y (Eastondale Break Away 32'07) Jacob Feige, Parkside, SK Open Division ____________________________ 2011 Heifer Calf ~ Split 1 1) Six Mile Beyond Beauty 124Y (Vin-Mar Focus In 8847) Coy Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 2) Justamere 7033 Rosebud 224Y (Exar Moneymaker 9711B) Jon Fox, Lloydminster, SK 3)Red DKF Miss X Over 75Y (Red Blu Dawn Cross Over 305S ) Hanna Fish, Ogema, SK 4) AWH Elba 31Y (Crescent Creek Scotchman 46W) Traci Henderson, Gainsborough, SK 5) Red Clay Miss Zama 115Y (Red Ter-Ron Calloway 15R) Graham Tourney, Nanoose Bay, BC 6) AWH Betsy 27Y (GT Maximum 88X) Mikki Henderson, Gainsborough, SK


2011 Heifer Calf ~ Split 2 1) Red Mile High Reba 15Y (Red Lazy MC Detour 2W) Laurie Morasch, Basanno, AB 2) Come As U R Elba 100Y (Young Dale Panarama 66T) Kianna Brooks, Storthoaks, SK 3)Red C.D. Miss Tony 19'11 (Red Northline Fat Tony 605U) Becky Domolewski, Taber, AB 4)Lodge Countess 15Y (SAV Pioneer 7301) Megan Roger, Balgonie, SK 5) Mak Lady Bate Max 7Y (Dryland Duke 923) Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB 6) Mak Tibbie 10Y (Dryland Duke 923) Austin Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB Champion Heifer Calf Six Mile Beyond Beauty 124Y - Coy Gibson Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Red Mile High Reba 15Y - Laurie Morasch 2010 Bred Heifer ~ Split 1 1) Six Mile Lassie Lee 63X (SAV Bismarck 5682) Coy Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 2) Breed Creek Flora 068 (Sandy Bar Direct 15U) Garret Feige, Parkside, SK 3) Red Bar-E-L Joan of Arc 235X (Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U) Colin Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 4)Merit Pride 28X (GDAR Insight 7201) Macy Liebreich, Radville, SK 5) Merit Socialite 48X (GDAR Insight 7201) Garrett Liebreich, Radville, SK 6)Red Wrights Finesse 6X (Red Webr Doc Holliday 2N) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 7) Red Anderson's Valentibbie 8X (Red Page 38

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Dunlouise Red Native F207) Austen Anderson, Swan River, MB 8) Anderson's Brenna 0122X (Red Holden HiHo 7151) Katie Jo Stehr, Swan River, MB 2010 Bred Heifer ~ Split 2 1) Remitall F Marlene 50X (SAV Prodigy 8101) Jon Fox, Lloydminster, SK 2) Red Lazy MC Firefly 31X (Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U) Rebecca Gilby, Belnan, NS 3) TVA Lady Di 40X (Sitz Upward 307R) Dawn Dust, Bruno, SK 4) SFL Blackcap Entense 35X (Sinclair Extra 4X13) Erika Easton, Wawota, SK 5) Exar Winnie 0761 (Rito 6EM3 Of 4L1 Emblazon) Valentina Gabert, Fort Saskatchewan, AB 6) Eastondale Annie K 30'10 (SAV 004 Traveler 5658) Christopher Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 7)Red Clay Fancy 45X (Red Vikse SK Knight Rider 10U) Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK 2010 Bred Heifer - Split 3 1) Young Dale Kristina 27X (Young Dale Knock Out 134U) Damien Cliffe, Carievale, SK 2) DBRL 03M Lucy 14X (DMM Ambush 03M) Cole Ward, Saskatoon, SK 3) Lodge Duchess 15X (SS Objective T510 0T26) Megan Roger, Balgonie, SK 4) Nu-Horizon Queen 004X (Nu Wave Hot Rod 18T) Brook Dust, Bruno, SK 5) Crescent Creek Rosebud 19X (Crescent Creek Pacesetter 16U) Kaitlin Olynyk, Goodeve, SK 6) AWH Pauline 23X (OCC Emblazon 854E) Traci Henderson, Gainsborough, SK 7) Red Nu-Horizon Rebecca 003X (Red Brylor IMLT Business 61P) Kodie Doetzel, Lipton, SK 2010 Bred Heifer - Split 4 1) Rockin Ox Eye Candy 95X (SAV Net Worth 4200) Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 2) Young Dale Pollyanna 4X (SAV 004 Traveler 8649) Cordell Cliffe, Carievale, SK 3) MJ Rosewall 1X (SAV 004 Density 4336) Kianna Brooks, Storthoaks, SK 4) DFCC 5T Wow 11X (HF Tiger 5T) Garret Feige, Parkside, SK 5) Mak Bellmere FA 1X (SAV Final Answer 0035) Megan Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB 6) DJCC Rosebud 15X (Duff New Attraction 6110) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 7)Red NCJ Miss World 3X (Red SCNJ Master 14U) Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB 8) J Square S Blackcap 3X (SAV 004 Density 4336) Jennifer Jermey, Ashern, MB Champion Bred Heifer Remitall F Marlene 50X ~ Jon Fox Reserve Champion Bred Heifer Rockin Ox Eye Candy 95X ~ Jarrett Hargrave Two Year Old Female 1) Red McRae's Reba Lee 53W (Red McRae’s Vision 50T calf by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W) Laurie Morasch, Basanno, AB 2) Justamere 1036 Rosebud 705W (Exar King 1036 calf by Exar Moneymaker 9711B) Jon Fox, Lloydminster, SK 3) Wrights 96 Sandra 6W (Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 calf by HF Insignia 204W) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 4) Red C.D. Katlyn 46'09 (Red Soder Canyon 126M calf by Red Northline Fat Tony 605U) Becky Domolewski, Taber, AB 5) Anderson's Joanna 1W (Anderson's Who's Next 39S calf by Red Dunlouise Red Native F207) Austen Anderson, Swan River, MB Mature Female 1) Six Mile Real Beauty 803U (SAV Net Worth 4200 calf by Vin-Mar Focus In 8847) Callie Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 2) Red Redrich Cherokee 248U (Red

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Ter-Ron Innovator 310R calf by Red MRLA 23W) Kaitlyn Dietrich, Forestburg, AB 3) AWH Esther 38R (Bon View New Design 878 calf by ree Trees Prime Cut 0145) Traci Henderson, Gainsborough, SK 4) Eggen Fame Miss 8P (DMM Fame 15M calf by Eastondale Break Away 32'07) Garret Feige, Parkside, SK 5) Lodge Countess 9U (HA Image Maker 0415 calf by SAV Pioneer 7301) Megan Roger, Balgonie, SK 6) Dryland Lady Bate 436 (CAR Iceberg 056 calf by Dryland Duke 923) Austin Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB Champion Mature Female Six Mile Real Beauty 803U ~ Callie Gibson Reserve Champion Mature Female Red Redrich Cherokee 248U ~ Kaitlyn Dietrich Grand Champion Female Six Mile Real Beauty 803U ~ Callie Gibson Reserve Grand Champion Female Red Redrich Cherokee 248U ~ Kaitlyn Dietrich Bred & Owned Division ____________________ 2011 Heifer Calf 1) Cudlobe Mistress 1Y (TC Total 410) Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, AB 2) Red C.D. Salena's Star 101Y (Red Northline Trueblood 341T) Stacey Domolewski, Taber, AB 3) Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 10Y (Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W) Halley Adams, Forestburg, AB 4) CHL Rosebud 1Y (SAV Final Answer 0035) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 5) Red Koru elma 59Y (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK Champion Heifer Calf Cudlobe Mistress 1Y ~ Kaitlynn Bolduc Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Red C.D. Salena's Star 101Y ~ Stacey Domolewski 2010 Bred Heifer ~ Split 1 1) Jen 527S Fay 106X (Justamere 1118 Revolution 527S) Jennifer Jones, Lloydminster, SK 2) Red Lazy MC CC Sparkle 3X (Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S) Laurie Morasch, Basanno, AB 3)Red Goldie Of Six Mile 345X (Red Peak Dot Predominant 77U) Callie Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 4) Bluestone Pridetta 18X (Sandy Bar Guarantee 20P) Ty Hicks, Mortlach, SK 5)Merit Countess 152X (GDAR Insight 7201) Carson Liebreich, Radville, SK 6) Bluestone Wicked Krymsun 19X (Valley Blossom Fullback 728T) Lexi Hicks, Mortlach, SK 2010 Bred Heifer ~ Split 2 1) Cudlobe Queen 2X (TC Aberdeen 759) Kevin Bolduc, Stavely, AB 2)Cudlobe Mistress 1X (GAR Ultimate) Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, AB 3) Red U6 Samaria 3X (Black Wheel Odyssey 117U) Eric Yewsuk, Wynyard, SK 4) Red EMP Blackbird 15X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB 5) Red Koru elma 63X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK Champion Bred Heifer Jen 527S Fay 106X ~ Jennifer Jones Reserve Champion Bred Heifer Red Lazy MC CC Sparkle 3X ~ Laurie Morasch

Mature Female 1)Cudlobe Mistress 4U (Cudlobe Yellowstone 1'03 calf by TC Total 410) Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, AB 2)Eastondale Lady Bonnie 69'08 (Dryland Max 533 calf by Eastondale Break Away 32'07) Erika Easton, Wawota, SK Champion Mature Female Cudlobe Mistress 4U ~ Kaitlynn Bolduc Reserve Champion Mature Female Eastondale Lady Bonnie 69'08 ~ Erika Easton Grand Champion Female Jen 527S Fay 106X ~ Jennifer Jones Reserve Grand Champion Female Red Lazy MC CC Sparkle 3X ~ Laurie Morasch Owned Division __________________________ 2011 Heifer Calf 1) Red U6 Alana 42Y (Red Cockburn Ribeye 426W) Eric Yewsuk, Wynyard, SK 2010 Bred Heifer - Split 1 1) Sealin Creek Rosebud Lass 123X (Angus Acres Heads Up 187T) Allison Speller, Monte Lake, BC 2) Red Redrich Candy 98X (Red Redrich Topflight 171T) Tyler Dietrich, Forestburg, AB 3) Northern View Olivia 18X (Windy Willows Alliance 36S) Chris Jermey, Ashern, MB 4)Minburn Ellen Erica 52X (Lookout Pacesetter 258M) Wade Olynyk, Goodeve, SK 5) Spridge Ridge Kate 476X (Spridge Trilogy 476T) Kelsey Kell, Lundar, MB 2010 Bred Heifer - Split 2 1) Red Bar-E-L Joan 78X (Red Bar-E-L Ribeye 103R) Cameron Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 2) Exar Forever Lady 0781 (SAV Bismarck 5682) Michael Jones, Lloydminster, SK 3) Exar Princess 0155 (Rito 6EM3 Of 4L1 Emblazon) Valentina Gabert, Fort Sask, AB 4) Red Redrich Maggie 99X (Red Wraz Joe 44U) Dietrich, Forestburg, AB 5) Sealin Creek Burgess 56X (Angus Acres Winston 249B) Allison Speller, Monte Lake, BC 6) Blairs Brienna 110X (Duff New Generation 6107) Jessica Andrew, Regina, SK 2010 Bred Heifer ~ Split 3 1) Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X (Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T) Halley Adams, Forestburg, AB 2) Prime Time's 381N Ruby 40'10 (Prime Time's 15J Eldorado 5100) Kodie Doetzel, Lipton, SK 3) Belvin Lady Blossom 3'10 (SAV Final Answer 0035) Valentina Gabert, Fort Saskatchewan, AB 4) Lodge Duchess 1X (GDAR Game Day 449) Shane Roger, Balgonie, SK 5) Red C.D. Reved Up 7'10 (Red Northline Rev 341 R) Becky Domolewski, Taber, AB 6) TVA Tibbie 35X (Topview Net Worth 36U) Naomi Best, Harding, MB Champion Bred Heifer Sealin Creek Rosebud Lass 123X ~ Allison Speller Reserve Champion Bred Heifer Red Ter-Ron Brandy 15X ~ Halley Adams Two Year Old Female 1) Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 21W (Red U-2 Big League 544R calf by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W) Halley Adams, Forestburg, AB 2) Red MLSW MS Trophy

120W (Red Lazy MC Smash 7S calf by Red U-2 Illicit 423P) Colin Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 3) DJCC Rosebud 6W (Young Dale Touch Down 36M calf by SAV Final Answer 0035) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 4) Spridge Frosty 674W (Spridge Catalyst 23P calf by Spridge Showdown 44S) Will Jermey, Ashern, MB

Red Ter-Ron X-Factor 011X ~ Wacey McCaw Grand Champion Bull Red DKF Illicit 26Y ~ Brandy Fettes Reserve Grand Champion Bull VTG Tiger 3X ~ Valentina Gabert

Champion Two Year Old Female Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 21W ~ Halley Adams Reserve Champion Two Year Old Female Red MLSW MS Trophy 120W ~ Colin Haydock

Commercial Division _______________________ 2011 Heifer Calf 1) DKF Misspowerup, Brandy Fettes, Gladmar, SK 2) CLAY Heather 120Y, Graham Tourney, Nanoose Bay, BC

Mature Female 1) Red Hips Tibbie 70U (Red Brylor Master Plan 17M calf by Red LJC Mission Statement P27) Stacia Grundberg, Camrose, AB 2) Red C.D. Salena 27'06 (Red C.D. Bailey 8'04 calf by Red Northline Trueblood 341T) Stacey Domolewski, Taber, AB 3)Red Koru elma 51T (Red Moose Creek Glycerine 33R calf by Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK Champion Mature Female Red Hips Tibbie 70U ~ Stacia Grundberg Reserve Champion Mature Female Red C.D. Salena 27'06 ~ Stacey Domolewski

Champion Heifer Calf DKF Misspowerup ~ Brandy Fettes Reserve Champion Heifer Calf CLAY Heather 120Y ~ Graham Tourney 2010 Bred Heifer 1) Lucy, Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB 2) Edam, Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK 3)Roxy, Dayne Mantell, Moose Jaw, SK 4)Y31 Red Wenzel, Gerrad Wenzel, Minitonas, MB Champion Bred Heifer Lucy ~ Emily Puch Reserve Champion Bred Heifer Edam ~ Wacey McCaw

Grand Champion Female Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 21W ~ Halley Adams Reserve Grand Champion Female Sealin Creek Rosebud Lass 123X ~ Allison Speller 2011 Bull Calf ~ Split 1 1)AWH Prime Cut 12Y (ree Trees Prime Cut 0145) Traci Henderson, Gainsborough, SK 2) Eastondale Breakthrough 14'11 (Eastondale Break Away 32'07) Erika Easton, Wawota, SK 3) AWH Emblazon 10Y (OCC Emblazon 854E) Mikki Henderson, Gainsborough, SK 4) Wrights 204 Insignia 12Y (HF Insignia 204W) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 2011 Bull Calf ~ Split 2 1) Red DKF Illicit 26Y (Red U-2 Illicit 423P) Brandy Fettes, Gladmar, SK 2) Red Redrich LFE Dignity 248Y (Red MRLA 23W) Kaitlyn Dietrich, Forestburg, AB 3) Red Matlock Powerstroke 2Y (Red U-2 Illicit 423P) Colin Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 4) DFCC 32T Rebel Yell 4Y (Eastondale Break Away 32'07) Garret Feige, Parkside, SK 5)Red Koru Sakic 61Y (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK 6) Mak Duke 6Y (Dryland Duke 923) Austin Kemp, Pilot Mound, MB

Grand Champion Female DKF Misspowerup ~ Brandy Fettes Reserve Grand Champion Female Lucy ~ Emily Puch Finished Steer 1)Panda, Garret Feige, Parkside, SK 2) Back Lash, Riley Lafrentz, Bienfait, SK 3) Sir Loin, Dayne Mantell, Moose Jaw, SK 4)Bom Bom, Michael Jones, Lloydminster, SK 5) Ace, Jessica Andrew, Regina, SK 6) John Boy, Ty Hicks, Mortlach, SK 7) Tazz, Lexi Hicks, Mortlach, SK Grand Champion Steer Panda ~ Garret Feige Reserve Grand Champion Steer Back Lash ~ Riley Lafrentz


Champion Bull Calf Red DKF Illicit 26Y ~ Brandy Fettes Reserve Champion Bull Calf Red Redrich LFE Dignity 248Y ~ Kaitlyn Dietrich 2010 Yearling Bull 1) VTG Tiger 3X (HF Tiger 5T) Valentina Gabert, Fort Saskatchewan, AB 2) Red Ter-Ron X-Factor 011X (Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T) Wacey McCaw, Whitewood, SK Champion Yearling Bull VTG Tiger 3X ~ Valentina Gabert Reserve Champion Yearling Bull Herd Reference 2011

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Canadian Class ____________________________ 2011 Calves ~ Split 1 1)Red Matlock Powerstroke 2Y (Red U-2 Illicit 423P) Colin Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 2) Red U6 Alana 42Y (Red Cockburn Ribeye 426W) Eric Yewsuk, Wynyard, SK 3) Red Koru Sakic 61Y (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK 4) Red Koru elma 59Y (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK

2010 Bred Heifers 1)Sealin Creek Rosebud Lass 123X (Angus Acres Heads Up 187T)Allison Speller, Monte Lake, BC 2)Red BarE-L Joan 78X (Red Bar-E-L Ribeye 103R) Cameron Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 3) Sealin Creek Burgess 56X (Angus Acres Winston 249B)Allison Speller, Monte Lake, BC 4) Bluestone Pridetta 18X (Sandy Bar Guarantee 20P) Ty Hicks, Mortlach, SK 5) Red EMP Blackbird 15X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Emily Puch, Pincher Creek, AB 6) Red Koru elma 63X (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK

Cows 1)Red MLSW MS Trophy 120W (Red Lazy MC Smash 7S) Colin Haydock, Lloydminster, SK 2) Red Koru elma 51T (Red Moose Creek Glycerine 33R calf by Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Sarah Schmidt, Goodeve, SK

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Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Female

Reserve Champion Owned Female

Champion Commercial Female

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Canadian Class Champion Sealin Creek Rosebud Lass 123X ~Allison Speller

Champion Junior Showman

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Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman

Reserve Champion Senior Showman

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Grand Aggregates

Spirit of Youth Award - Katie Wright

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Obituary - Keith Halstead

Keith Halstead ~ 1928 - 2011 Keith Halstead passed away peacefully at the ree Hills hospital on June 28, 2011. Keith was born on December 5, 1928, in Carbon, Alberta, to Leo and Ethel Halstead. Keith grew up on the family farm just northwest of Carbon. He received his education from several schools in the area. In 1946, Keith attended Olds College and received an Agriculture Diploma. In his younger years Keith showed steers in 4-H and the Calgary Bull Sale. Keith, being always interested in cattle, became really involved with showing steers. Keith made several trips to the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, showing steers not only for the Halsteads but for other people. While on one of his trips to Toronto he met his future bride, Shirley Enman. Keith and Shirley were married on October 3, 1956 and spent the first three years of their marriage on a farm near Olds, Alberta, before they moved back to Carbon. Keith and Shirley had four daughters: Kim (1957), Carmen (1959), Vicky (1961) and Dawn (1963). As the girls got older Keith passed his love of showing cattle on to his daugh-

ters; all four girls were members of the Ghost-Pine 4H Beef Club. Keith was the Leader of the Ghost-Pine Beef Club for many years. Keith also took his daughters to show their steers at the Calgary Bull Sale and at Farmfair in Edmonton. Keith and his daughters also started showing prospect steers at Agribition in the late ‘80’s. e years 1991 and 1993 were great ones for the Halstead show steers, having won Grand and Reserve Champion at both Saskatoon Fall Fair and Agribition. Keith was very proud of this accomplishment. In later years Keith took great pride in watching his grandchildren show their own 4-H steers. Another favourite thing for Keith was rodeoing. e three youngest girls started barrel racing at an early age, and Keith took the girls to many rodeos throughout Alberta. Keith also started judging rodeos and judged at several over the years. He was a member of the Foothills Cowboys Association for many years and served on the Board of Directors as the Judging Director, as well he was President in 1985. Keith was honoured by being named the F.C.A. Cowboy of the Year in 1987. Keith attended many rodeos when he retired, including a trip to the NFR in Vegas. Keith was very involved in community events during his life in Carbon. He curled for many years, until a knee injury sidelined him. He also was a longtime member of the Carbon Lions Club, and was President of the club in 1970-71. Keith spent many years being in charge of the Carbon Lions Rodeo. He took great pride in this responsibility. In 1997, Keith moved from Carbon to a ranch at Stoughton, Sask, where he ranched for several years until he sold the ranch in 2005. After that he moved to

Stettler where he lived until his death. For the past few years, Keith has travelled to many different places: Australia and New Zealand, South America, Alaska, South Africa and the Maritimes, and his most memorable vacation, the Kentucky Derby at Louisville, Kentucky. Keith spent his years in Stettler doing what he loved: having coffee at Tim Hortons, going for his nightly walk, and attending as many bull sales and rodeos as he possibly could. Every Wednesday he could be found at the Ponoka Auction Market watching the sale. Keith loved nothing better than a good meal with good friends or family and lots of laughs. He will be surely missed. Keith was predeceased by his wife Shirley in 1979, his mother Ethel (Wright) Halstead in 1999, and his father Leo Halstead in 2002. Keith leaves to mourn his passing his four daughters: Kim (George) Ingram, Stoughton, Saskatchewan; Carmen (Levi) Jackson, Sedley, Saskatchewan; Vicky (Rod) Ahlberg, Longmont, Colorado; Dawn Lasby, Del Bonita, Alberta; six grandchildren: Justin (Tawnie) Morrison, Midale, Saskatchewan; Tyler Morrison, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Cashley Ahlberg, Longmont, Colorado; Dakota and Chance Jackson, Sedley, Sask, and Riley Ingram, Stoughton, Saskatchewan; and one special great-grandson: Tanden Morrison. He is also survived by brother Lloyd Halstead, Carbon, Alberta, and numerous nieces and nephews, and special friends, Doug and Judy Goodine, Carbon, Alberta. A Memorial Service was held on July 13, 2011 at the Carbon United Church.

Obituary - ‘Andy’ Brown Andrew (Andy) Gibson Brown, beloved husband of the late Mrs. Verna Brown of Lethbridge, Alberta passed away June 23, 2011 at the age of 98 years. Andrew was born August 18, 1912 in Letham, Scotland and immigrated with his family to Canad in 1930, settling in southeastern saskatchewan. In 1939, he married Verna Angus and they operated a meat market in Arcola, Saskatchewan for a number of years. In 1951, they moved to Lethbridge where he was involved in the

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cattle business and again operated Brown’s Meat Market. He was also invovled in raising prirebred Aberdeen Angus cattle in partnership with his son. Over the years Andy was well known as a cattle judge, regularly judging 4-H shows as well as major stock shows throughout Canad and Scotland. In recognition of his volunteer contributions to the cattle industry he was inducted into the Lethbridge & District Exhibition Association Hall of Fame in 1990.

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Andrew is survived by his son Darl (Margaret) Brown and their children; Glen Brown, Sheri (Peter) Gilbert and their children Ryanne, Caden and Jocelyn; daughter Marilyn (Andy) Zwaagstra and their children Carin (Richard) Plischke, Heather (Dave) Talen and son Tyler; sister Ethel Hall and sister-in-law Jean Brown; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife Verna in 2009 after 70 years of marriage, his parents, three brothers and one sister.

CAA Feedlot of the Year Awards Following up on the success of the Canadian Angus Association’s Auction Market of the Year Award, in 2011 we introduced the Feedlot of the Year Award. For 2011, we chose to present awards in Western and Eastern Canada. The Western Canada recipients are High Ridge Feeders and Shannondale Farm of Manitoba, and the Eastern Canada recipient is Ferme d’Anjou et Fils.

900 acres and produces corn silage and alfalfa silage. They buy barley from neighbours within 50 miles and distillers dry grains within 30 miles. High Ridge Feeders grow corn for silage and for feeding high moisture corn. About 900 acres are dedicated to corn and a quarter section is devoted to canola for a cash crop. Wet conditions this year mean more canola has been planted. Harry and Brenda and Ed and Glori joined the

(l-r): John Donaldson, Harry & Brenda Dalke of Shannondale Farm, Glori & Ed Dalke of High Ridge Feeders, Kirk Wildman High Ridge Feeders and Shannondale Farm started as Corn Belt Feeders, operated jointly by the families of Harry and Ed Dalke. In 1991, with both families growing, Corn Belt Feeders split into High Ridge Feeders operated by Ed and Glori Dalke and family and Shannondale Farm operated by Harry and Brenda Dalke and family. Both operations remain near Morden, Manitoba. In industry circles, the two operations are generally referred to collectively as the Dalke Brothers feedlots. High Ridge Feeders has capacity for 2,500 head and Shannondale Farm has capacity for 3,000 head. Shannondale Farm reports that 90 percent of the animals in the feedlot are Angus influenced, and about 75 percent are black. Harry and Ed Dalke travel together to purchase their cattle, but buy them separately. They mostly buy from southwestern Saskatchewan, in particular Mankota and Maple Creek. Sometimes they purchase cattle from Swift Current, Brandon and Ashern. The Dalke Brothers choose Angus cattle because they have proven to be hearty animals that finish well. Harry says that Angus have proven to have good grading, good feed conversion and good yields. About 80 percent of their cattle receive the Canadian Beef Grading Agency’s highest grade. Ed points to the efficiency of Angus cattle, noting that high grain prices make efficient gains that much more important. In addition to feeding cattle, both families grow feed. Shannondale Farm grows corn and alfalfa hay on about

tagged cattle. The cattle are sourced mainly in Quebec but also in the Maritimes and Western Canada. Guy is a huge supporter of the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program and his restaurant, Angus Zone, became a licensed participant shortly after the program launched. Guy believes it is critical that the cattle he purchases are identified with an Angus tag that certifies the animal has at least 50% Angus genetics. Ferme d’Anjou et Fils is a comprehensive enterprise. In addition to the feedlot, Guy operates a cattle transport company in cooperation with one of his sons, and operates Angus Zone restaurant and Les Viandes Chez Nous butcher shop with his family. Angus Zone and Les Viandes Chez Nous both offer Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed beef supplied by the Ferme d’Anjou et Fils feedlot. Guy also works as a feeder calf buyer, a career he established prior to buying the farm, grows grain and helps organize an annual professional rodeo in Saint Agapit with his family. Congratulations to High Ridge Feeders and Shannondale Farm and to Ferme d’Anjou et Fils. The Canadian Angus Association Feedlot of the Year award was created to recognize a feedlot that feeds (primarily) Angus cattle tagged with Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tags, that markets their fats into reliable and reputable Angus beef programs and promotes the Angus breed. We are pleased to recognize the Dalke families of High Ridge Feeders and Shannondale Farm and Guy D’Anjou and family of Ferme d’Anjou et Fils for their work feeding and promoting Angus cattle.

Canadian Angus Association at this year’s annual general meeting in Manitoba. They were invited to be our guests at the banquet, and we were able to surprise them with the award. The Dalke families had no idea that they would be receiving an award and made touching acceptance speeches about how surprised and humbled they were by the honour. The Canadian Angus Association Eastern Canada Feedlot of the Year Feedlot Sign Award is being presented to Ferme d’Anjou et Fils on August 13 at the Society of Quebec Feedlots (Société des Producteurs de Bœuf du Québec) field day. Ferme d’Anjou et Fils is located in Saint-Agapit, Angus beef on Quebec and is managed by Guy D’Anjou. Ferme display at Les d’Anjou et Fils has its beginnings in a farm Guy Viandes Chez purchased in 1998 after his children expressed an Nous butcher interest in the agriculture field. He built a feedlot that shop currently finishes between 4,000 and 5,000 head per year. Guy’s oldest son Jean-François manages the feedlot. They also plant nearly 1,000 acres of corn. The feedlot finishes mostly Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tagged Angus and Angus-influence cattle for By Tina Zakowsky, shipment to Ontario and American markets. Guy Member Communications Specialist prefers to buy Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Herd Reference 2011

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CAA Auction Market of the Year - Assiniboia Livestock Auction convention on June 10.

A Roy Rutledge receiving Award W from Brian Good at LMAC Convention A R Assiniboia Livestock Auction of Saskatchewan has been D chosen as the Canadian Angus Association’s 2010 Auction Market of the Year in recognition of their work promoting Angus and Angus cross cattle. The award was presented at the Livestock Markets Association of Canada annual

Assiniboia Livestock Auction (ALA) is operated by Roy and Ryan Rutledge, a father and son team. They've been in operation at this location for 25 years and hold a number of special Angus feeder sales for both black and red Angus influence cattle in the fall.They sell between 3,000 and 5,000 cattle at each of their feeder sales on a pre-sort system each fall. These sales also are available across Canada through Direct Livestock Marketing Systems online sales. They endeavour to promote the auction method of price discovery by providing factual, accurate and honest information to all buyers and contributors. A glossary of codes and descriptions are provided to help each consignor understand how their cattle are sorted and to understand how price is established. Angus sales are advertised on the radio, in local newspapers and industry publications. They are very proactive in promoting the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tag program and fully support it. Their market pays close attention to humane handling of the cattle and a safe working environment for their staff, buyers and consignors.

Assiniboia is well known throughout the Canadian feedlot industry for selling top quality Angus and Angus influence cattle.They rank in the top auction markets across Canada for number of Angus cattle traded. Although the bulk of their sales are in the fall, they promote Angus year-round to our members, both purebred and commercial. Assiniboia trades more Angus cattle in a year than any other auction in Canada. Roy and Ryan also have their own ranch, running over 2,000 Angus and Angus influence cattle, and operate Weyburn Livestock Exchange. Congratulations to Assiniboia Livestock Auction. We are very pleased to recognize your outstanding performance. The Auction Market of the Year Award was introduced in 2006 to recognize and honour those auction markets that work hard to promote Angus cattle. 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, the 2008 award was presented to Saskatoon Livestock Sales Ltd., and the 2009 award was presented to Provost Livestock Exchange of Alberta. By Tina Zakowsky, Member Communications Specialist

Canadian Angus Junior Ambassador Report


Hello Fellow Junior Members, This is my first official report as your Junior Ambassador. I gained this honour on June 9th when I traveled to the Canadian Angus General Meeting in my home province of Manitoba. Along with contestants, Megan Kemp, Kevin Bolduc and Laurie Noiseux I completed the challenging Angus Quiz and an Interview. That night during the Presidents reception in the main hall at the Clear Lake Lodge we did our speeches. I spoke about the challenges I would face in the next twenty years and related it to the challenges my family has faced raising cattle the last hundred years. All of the speeches were excellent and focused on different challenges that all young producers face entering this industry.

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I will comment on what I took from the General Meeting as a junior. I enjoyed showing off some of the features of my part of the world. On Saturday I took part in the AGM and voted on behalf of my father Bruce Anderson. I especially enjoyed the round table discussion. We brainstormed on a lot of issues that affect junior membership and the Angus breed. It was very rewarding to take part in coming up with new ideas on issues such as the Ranchers Endorsed program and total herd enrolment. It was very rewarding to be part of the incredibly successful fundraising auction for the Foundation, and the Red and Black Baldy initiative. Not a dry eye could be found when Sandy Margetts purchased the autographed Ryan Miller Hockey Jersey and gave it back to Thomas Wildman stating “I want you to grow into this jersey”. Together we can achieve great things. Last year at the AGM in Halifax I met so many breeders. I was very excited to see many return to Clear Lake. As a junior I take every opportunity not only to network with veteran cattle breeders but also to listen. There is so much knowledge, talent and skill in this breed that can be passed down to the younger generation if we take the time to learn it. As I write this report I have just returned from the very successful showdown in Weyburn Saskatchewan. The Riders finally won a game so I am sure my Saskatchewan friends are breathing easier. With close to one hundred juniors in attendance it is among the largest showdowns to date. My highlights of the event include a swimming party

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complete with a rock wall and various floatation devices that were very popular with juniors from all age categories. The cook-off event is always a favourite event with themes this year like Alberta Beef, Dirty Mexicans, Hotel Chique, Its ManitobaTime,The Black Shirts, andTight and Bright. I was very impressed how well fellow juniors banded together to help the younger and peewee members with chores and fitting. I heard many parents saying the hardest part was sitting in a lawn chair and not being able to help. The prairie wind settled down onThursday and we enjoyed some beautiful weather. As Ambassador I will be traveling to Argentina with a group of Canadians to attend the World Angus Secretariat on October 9th. These meetings offer opportunities for Angus breeders from five continents to share ideas and gain fresh perspectives on old problems. I am looking forward to this wonderful opportunity and am grateful to the Foundation for ensuring this is part of my term. I will do my best to attend as many shows and events as possible. I am not taking any time off from my studies at the University of Regina so I plan on doing a lot of homework from the seat of a plane and in hotel rooms. I would like to invite everyone to the National Show this year in Brandon, Manitoba on November 5, 2011. Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I hope to see you somewhere down the road. Austen Anderson Canadian Angus Junior Ambassador

Angus Breeders Raise over $25,000 The beef market may be stronger than ever this year, but so is the Canadian Angus community. Canadian Angus members and industry partners banded together to support the Red and Black Baldy Fundraiser, raising $27,280 to be split between the Canadian Angus Foundation and the Kids with Cancer Society. The fundraiser was inspired by Thomas Wildman who courageously fought Leukemia last year. The Kids with Cancer Society was instrumental in supporting the Wildman family through this crisis. The Society provides programs and services to families dealing with cancer that are not offered by any other organization. From the time of diagnosis, throughout

treatment and beyond, the Kids with Cancer Society provides vital services that address the support, clinical and research needs of children with cancer and their families. 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 preservation.The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association. Angus breeders donated money earmarked to see either Kirk Wildman (past president), Michael Latimer (assistant general manager) or Rob Smith (CEO) shave their head.

In the end, all three men sacrificed their hair to help raise money. Over 145 breeders and industry partners supported the Baldy fundraising effort, and we raised an overwhelming amount of money to be donated to both causes. However, the most incredible achievement from this endeavor was the emotional support and camaraderie that was shown towards our junior members, whose programs are supported by the Canadian Angus Foundation, and to the Wildman family. The Canadian Angus spirit of community is truly alive and well.

(l-r) Rob Smith, Thomas Wildman, Kirk Wildman, Michael Latimer

Canadian Angus Foundation The 2011 Annual Meeting held on Saturday June 11 at Clear Lake, Manitoba was well attended. Joyce Senft retired from the Board of Directors. We thatnk Joyce for her input and dedication as a director. We welcome 3 new Directors to the Board. Laid Senft, CEO Rob Smith and Mabel Hamilton. We are confident that they will contribute to the success of the foundation. The “Baldy Fundraiser” was a great success. Past Presient Kirk Wildman, Assistant Genral Managewr Michael Latimer and incoming CEO Rob Smith raised over $25,000 for the Canadian Angus Foundation and the ‘Kids of Cancer’ Society by having their heads Shaved. Thanks fellas and thank you to all who generously donated to the cause. Thank you to the 2010-11 Canadian Ambassador Ericka Easton, who has very capably represented us throughout her term. Congratulations and welcome to our new Junior Angus Ambassador Austen Anderson. Please make him welcome at Angus events throughtout the coming year. Gary Harron Chairman, Canadian Angus Foundation Herd Reference 2011

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Canadian Angus Association Director Profiles In the next three issues of Angus World magazine, we will introduce you a few of our elected representatives. Here are their responses to some standard questions, in their own words.

Frank Strimbold British Columbia Director


Operation name: Poplar Meadows Angus Family members: Dianne Strimbold Hometown: Topley, BC Years as an Angus breeder: 46 Years as a cattleman: 48 My personal/business mission statement as an Angus breeder/cattleman: Low maintenance cattle Education / Training: High School Work History: Logging, construction, bus driver, anything that paid money so we could keep the cattle Volunteer involvement: Local cattlemen's association, BC Angus, Omenica Ski Club, Cross Country BC, CIA-Central Interior Angus Club, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, Local Health Boards

My proudest moment: Having my grandchildren raising Angus and selling Angus to long-time Hereford people My vision for the Angus breed in Canada:To continue to be the breed of choice for the commercial herds with the carcass attributes needed for the consumer Why I ran for the CAA Board of Directors: To give back to the association that has weathered the long road to become number one Any other important information to share: Don't ever forget what made the breed: the many breeders that got us to where we are now. You can go backwards in one generation but it may take ten to regain where you were. Raise something that fits your environment and your customers

Operation name: Blairs.Ag Cattle Company Family members: Darren Blair Hometown: Lanigan, Saskatchewan Years as an Angus breeder: 10 Years as a cattleman: 30 My personal/business mission statement as an Angus breeder/cattleman: Our mission as a purebred Angus breeder is to ensure that when we have completed our tenure as an Angus breeder we have successfully contributed to tangible breed improvement

Education/Training: University of Saskatchewan Work History: Been involved in the family business since 1988 My proudest moment: Too many to mention. Agriculture has been good to us.

Operation name: Mar Mac Farms Family members: Blair, Brett and Melissa McRae Hometown: Brandon, Manitoba Years as an Angus breeder: 30 years for myself. The McRae Family received their 50 year plaque in 2005. Years as a cattleman: Since my first heifer at age 7. Being brought up in the Cattle industry at a very early age I was involved in the farm. My personal/business mission statement as an Angus breeder/cattleman: To produce quality cattle and customer service to our commercial and purebred producers. To encourage youth to be part of the agricultural industry. Education: Bookkeeping diploma Work History: I am self employed with three businesses in my home: livestock insurance business, sales management and A.I. semen business. Volunteer involvements: Director of the Manitoba Angus Association for 11 years Chairperson and one of the founders of the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup, now in its fourth year (All Breeds Junior Cattle Weekend), Secretary-Treasurer of the Grant Moffat Fund, Organized the Keystone Konnection All Breeds Bull Show for 10 years at Manitoba Livestock Expo, 4-H Leader of Beef Club for 10 years and member of 4-H Home Ec and Beef

Club for 10 years Work in community at Beef Pit Supper and Bonspiel, Founding director of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association My proudest moment:The first would be the birth of my two children and my latest proud moment was being awarded the Reserve Grand Champion Female at Canadian Western Agribition with Red McRae's Reba Lee 121W. As we had bred both the sire, the dam and Reba, it was a great accomplishment for our breeding program. It was an unbelievable feeling and I was honored to have the many top Angus Breeders congratulate us on our win. My vision for the Angus breed in Canada: To produce ANGUS cattle that excel in the commercial and purebred industry and encourage youth involvement in ANGUS. Why I ran for the CAA Board of Directors: I enjoy meeting new people, learning new ideas and being part of a progressive breed and association. I believe in the Angus breed and feel we have a number of great things going from our Junior Program, Tag Program, Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Beef to the superior ANGUS genetics. Any other important information to share: The future looks exciting for the Angus Breed and their members.

Kewvin Blair Saskatchewan Director

Lois McRae Manitoba Director

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75 & 50 Year Membership Awards

We are looking forward to seeing you at these major sales. If you have any questions or need to be represented please give us a call.

75 Year Membership Award Tullamore Angus Bill & Sylvia Jackson, Caledon, Ontario

75 Year Membership Award Prairielane Angus e Canning Family, Souris, Manitoba

Sept 10 ‘GAPS’ Georgian Angus Premier Sale, Harprey Angus, Maxwell, Ontario Oct Remington Angus & Simmental Dis17 - 19 persal Sale, Del Bonita, Alberta Oct 29 LLB Angus Female Sale, at the farm, Erskine, Alberta Nov 15 Cooke Livestock Dispersal, at the ranch, Blackie, Alberta Dec 3

50 Year Membership Award e Mutch Family Earnscliffe, Prince Edward Island

Saskalta Bred Heifer Sale, Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dec 10 Atlasta Bull Sale and Seriously Black Female Sale, Atlasta Farm, Sylvan Lake, Alberta


The Henderson Family is honoured to be receiving the Canadian Angus Association 100 Year Award this year.



Kirk Wildman Alberta Director - Past President

Operation name: Towaw Cattle Co. Ltd. Family members: Wife: Jill, Kids: Thomas, Reese and Ryder Hometown: Sangudo, Alberta Years as an Angus breeder: 31 years breeding Angus and raising cattle in general My personal/business mission statement as an Angus breeder/cattleman: Raising Angus cattle with economic efficiency as the number one priority. Education: Agricultural Production diploma from Olds College Work History: Lifetime Angus breeder in family operation Volunteer involvements: Past chair of the Mayerthorpe Area community foundation, past chair of the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society, plus volunteer involvement on various community and cattle organizations

My proudest moment: Business: second generation president of the Canadian Angus Association Personal: watching our son courageously battle cancer, and helping to raise money for the Kids with Cancer Society and Canadian Angus Foundation My vision for the Angus breed in Canada: For Canadian Angus to continue to raise their position in the minds of consumers and commercial cattle breeders. For Angus to continue to be the dominant economic option for profitable operations. Why I ran for the CAA Board of Directors: I believe a successful Breed Association fosters successful purebred operations. I wanted to be a part of making the CAA a successful Association.

Favorite Sayings

“Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than what happens.”

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Alberta Angus Association Message


After a spring and early summer of unsettled weather, it has finally started to warm up in Alberta in mid July. Like most provinces across the country, we have seen a range of extreme weather across Alberta. One June 4th the Alberta Angus Association hosted our Annual General meeting and Hall of Fame Banquet. After our Annual meeting in the morning we had two guest speakers in the afternoon, Dr. David Chalack, who is renowned throughout the agriculture industry worldwide, spoke

about the industry as a whole, but also more specifically about genomic advancement in dairy cattle, and the potential for beef cattle in the future. Geof Bednar, from Certified Angus Beef also spoke. Geof highlighted the program and its success in Canada, as well as their need for Angus cattle in cattle. He also spoke about potential growth of export markets and the opportunities of the brand in Canada for Canadian producers. Both speakers were very entertaining and solicited a lot of crowd participation. Thanks to Dr. David and Geof for their time. Later that evening we held the AAA Hall of Fame Banquet, where we inducted three new Hall of Fame members. Hamilton Farms were inducted in the Contemporary Breeder category, while Don Henderson and the late Don Conway were inducted as Breed Builders. The AAA also presented the 2011 Commercial Breeder of the year award to Del Giles and his family of Brooks, while Ter-Ron Farms won the 2011 Purebred Breeder of the year. Congratulations to all of our very deserving award recipients. Another special presentation was made when the CAA presented Riverbend Angus, the McBride family, with their award for 75 years of membership to the Canadian Angus Association. This is

a very impressive achievement for the McBride family. We were honored to have Lillian McBride, who is 101 years old, in attendance for our banquet. The AAA will once again be hosting our two Gold Shows in Olds and Edmonton this year. The first Gold Show will be held at the Olds Fall Classic, with the Angus showing October 1st, while the second show will be held at Farmfair on November 11th. For information on entering these two shows you can go to or I would also like to thank the Manitoba Angus Association for their hospitality and efforts in hosting the 2011 Canadian Angus AGM. The 2012 Canadian AGM will be held in Lethbridge next June, so I would like to extend and early invitation to anyone interested in attending. More details regarding the schedule will be released shortly. I would also like to congratulate our AAA secretary Denise Rice, and her husband Darryl, who welcomed the birth of their first child, Eli Ernest Daniel Rice, on May 30th. Colton Hamilton President Alberta Angus Association

Ontario Angus Association Message

Greetings from Ontario!

Summer in Ontario has been one of heat stress and no rain. It is hard to believe we are experiencing a severe drought after the very wet spring we experienced. We had a very successful Ontario field day in July at Victor and Yvonne Richardsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm. Despite the heat, a large turnout of members enjoyed a tattoo demonstration, ultrasound demonstration and a discussion on EPDs. We also judged a class of bred heifers. Everyone enjoyed discussing the weather and the cattle industry and we finished the day with an excellent beef dinner. Also in July, the central club had a great turn out for their second annual golf tournament and the western club had an enjoyable field day.

Show and sale season is well underway in Ontario. Come out and support the breeders as they showcase their best at the Ontario Shows. It takes a lot of time and commitment to show cattle. We need to thank them for displaying Angus cattle to the public at so many local fairs. Also try to support our many sales this season. Breeders are proudly offering some of their best Angus genetics and I am sure we can all find animals at these sales that will benefit our herds. By supporting fellow breeders we can only make the breed stronger. If you have any questions or concerns, please give me a call. Tammi Ribey

Maritime Angus Association Message Greetings from the Maritimes. Since my last report most people are busy haying and getting their animals ready for summer and fall shows. Our Maritime Angus Field day was a huge success, with a large crowd present, and the most number of heifers in our junior heifer show ever. Nicole Booth from New Brunswick had the Champion Heifer. At an annual Eastern Breeders 4-H event in Truro Nova Scotia, Nicole also had the Champion Heifer. Betty Lou Scott and myself attended the Canadian Angus Association annual meeting in Manitoba, in June. It was a great time, a chance to meet a lot of new people, and a chance to see another part of Canada. A Page 50

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lot of interesting topics were discussed and it is a great time to be involved with Angus cattle. There will be various 4-H shows over the next couple of months throughout the Maritimes with Angus cattle being well represented by our youth. Beef Expo is scheduled for mid-September in Sussex, New Brunswick. There will also be shows this fall held in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island, and Halifax Nova Scotia. That is all for now, enjoy the summer weather, and eat lots of Angus beef. Trevor Welch President - Maritime Angus Association

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

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

Kirk Wildman

#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:

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

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

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Cecilie Fleming

Effective January 1, 2011

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

Dawn Wilson P.O. Box 550, Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0 Phone: (780)372-3529

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

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

Corinne Gibson P.O. Box 8, Fir Mountain, SK S0H 1P0 Phone: (306)266-4895

Roger Hardy Box 300, Midale, SK S0C 1S0 Phone: (306)458-7521 Fax: (306)458-2327

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

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

Jerome Richard 181 Chemin Healy, Canton de Cleveland, QC J0B 2H0 Phone: (819)826-5419

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

- Fee Schedule Memberships Annual Membership ..................................... $100.00 Junior Membership .......................................... $10.00 Annual Activity Fee (for life members only)................$75.00 Registration - 0 to 4 months ........................... $15.00 Registration - 4 to 7 months..............................$25.00 Registration - 7 to 12 months.............................$50.00 Registration -12+ 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...............$24.00 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) ........... $50.00 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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Rob Smith Chief Executive Officer Michael Latimer Assistant General Manager Alan Yuen Office Manager Kajal Devani Breed Development Cheryl Hazenberg Angus Tag Program Co-ordinator Brian Good Commercial Fieldman Wayne Gallup Eastern Fieldman Sharmayne Byrgesen Registrar Shirley Anderson Assistant Registrar Ciara Buchanan Assistant Registrar Karen Hayes 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


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

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Canadian Angus Association - CEO Message


Good day, fellow Canadian Angus supporters, stakeholders and members! I am so very excited to be writing my first column as CEO of this extraordinary organization, in this year in which the cattle industry and business of beef is positively booming, and at a time when we have so many exciting developments! It is an exciting time to be an Angus breeder and I commit to being a faithful servant to the Board and help transition their goals, your wishes and dreams, into reality. Since I am hoping to gain your trust, as the new CEO I should tell you what I stand for and then you can interpret what I stand against. I hope this is reasonable information to provide you with so you know what kind of person the Board hired to replace the legendary Doug Fee. A couple of notes first, however. There is no way to replace Doug Fee. This man was the primary steward of the Association during our greatest growth and I have no illusion that I can match Doug in terms of registration increases and market share. In my last job with Alberta 4-H I followed a man who was an absolute institution (Milo Barfuss, 4-H Specialist for approximately 34 years) so I have some experience following ‘larger than life’ leaders. My primary objective is to continue building on Doug’s effort and successful record of achievement. And I’ll tell you why I think I can do that. First, Doug has assembled an excellent staff team in the CAA office. The whole lot of this group, from our veteran, Sharmayne, to our newest full-time permanent staff member, Ciara, are, simply put, inspired and inspiring! Whether they are lifelong industry stakeholders like Michael and Brian or complete newcomers like Kajal and Tina, I see knowledge, dedication, freshness and optimism in everything they do all while they steadfastly committed to customer service. For CAA staff, the CAA membership is their absolute 100% priority and this excites me. Secondly, of course, I think I can carry on Doug’s great work because we have the membership we do. Because of you. Due to your determination and Page 52

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entrepreneurialism and creativity. We have the strongest, most vocal, most questioning membership in the nation and it is exactly this strength, this voice and these questions that lead to growth and development. I am just so very proud to be part of this industry and our fraternity. And I look forward to getting to know you better and providing the service that you require from your Association. You may know that I am an Angus breeder and have been involved in Angus ‘politics’ through the provincial associations and World Angus Forum. What I want to share with you, however, is my philosophy on working with the Association and my objectives as your CEO: I am ready for this new position that utilizes my leadership and management capabilities while maintaining involvement with volunteers and agriculture. My predominant life interest has been the cattle business, and working for the Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors to further develop my chosen beef breed satisfies a personal and professional goal. These are my beliefs and values: I respect and work with any governance model. I know that governance is the ‘means to your ends’. I believe in board and organizational governance but respect the difference in models developed and accepted by different businesses and groups. I will learn our model and work within its parameters to assure success for the Board and the Association. I believe in leadership. I have a proven ability to build consensus and promote the ideas and outcomes of whatever team I am part. I believe in a skilled communication strategy. Whether written or verbal, I am skilled in assessing the best means of getting the point across and assisting others to be heard as well. I also believe the key to most success lies in effective communication. I am invested in everything I do. I bring positive energy and dynamic commitment to every job I perform, whether in my livelihood or as a volunteer. I believe in the code that ‘anything worth doing is worth doing right’… and with passion. I believe in loyalty. I am a fierce, unwavering advocate for the organizations in which I serve and the people I work with and for. I believe in our agriculture industry. My life has been spent living and working in this sector of our national economy, and I understand the inter-relatedness and linkages contained. I know that agriculture is a business and must be treated this way.

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I believe in our cattle and beef business. By far my greatest agricultural interest has always been beef seedstock with the final outcome being quality meat on the consumer’s plate. I have raised good stock and not only been part of our domestic value chain but also was President of the largest meat producer in a foreign country, a currently developing democratic nation. I believe in our Angus breed. I have been a breeder for sixteen years with another ten before that believing Angus is the foundation for practical, efficient beef production in Canada and around the world. I love promoting this recognized brand! I believe the greatest asset of the Canadian Angus Association is its membership. The breeders, volunteers and industry stakeholders that make up our Association are its greatest asset and resource. We must capitalize on the pioneering thinking, diverse technology, and volunteer commitment of our dedicated people to ensure our future is assured and protected. Whether a breeder of 10 cows or 1000, each member has a voice and deserves my attention. And they will have it. I believe that independent and team management relies on leadership, business development, economic planning, budgeting, financial control, and program planning, implementation and evaluation. I believe in effective and efficient communication, administrative and organizational skills, and I believe in a strong network of industry contacts. I am most comfortable when I am leading a team, and this is fundamental to the progress and process of maintaining Angus’ position in Canada. Given my lifetime experience with, and commitment to, Canada’s agriculture industry and the beef cattle sector in particular, I believe I have the skills to work with the CAA Board and assist our breed to continued and even new heights. Finally, I must thank Kirk Wildman, David Bolduc, John Donaldson, Roger Hardy and Bob Switzer for allowing me to be part of the CEO recruitment process and for recommending my candidacy to your Board of Directors. I want to thank the Board for their confidence; I dedicate myself to earning their trust and satisfying the investment they have made in me. I want to thank those of you who commented, both positively and negatively, as I morph my involvement with and contribution to the Canadian Angus Association. And I look forward to carrying on the important traditions of our breed and achieving new and exciting heights… with YOU! Cheers, Rob Smith Chief Executive Officer

Canadian Angus Association - President’s Message

Presidents come and presidents go. Our time is short enough that we can’t really accomplish a lot, but we also can’t mess up a lot in our attempts to better the breed. CEOs, on the other hand, have enough time to accomplish major goals or create serious problems.

We were fortunate to have a CEO who focused on the former and minimized the latter. Like a big Kahuna at Maui, Doug rode the wave of Angus popularity. With the statesmanship of a politician and the structure of an educator he redefined the position of CEO in the purebred cattle industry in Canada. He was the CEO that Angus CEOs around the world were measured against. Doug could have simply filled the chair and been good enough, but his visions were bigger, his goals higher. With policies that improved performance evaluations, a green tag program to source Angus genetics, Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed, improved governance at Board level, development of the Junior Angus program, and numerous others he simply didn’t ride the Angus wave, he made it stronger and higher. Thank you Doug, you truly were “Mr. Angus” in Canada.

Welcome aboard Rob! I’m pretty sure these shoes feel a little loose right now. With dedication and hard work those shoes will become more comfortable and our breed will continue to dominate the Canadian beef industry. I am excited about our new Board of Directors. They are a very intelligent and talented lot. As with most Boards, they will be doing all of the work and I will be getting most of the credit. I will predict now that this Board will boldly go where no Board has gone before. David Bolduc President, Canadian Angus Association


Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Program

The Missing Link At the Canadian Angus Association’s annual meeting in June, there were several questions about the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program. The majority of these questions and discussions surrounded a common theme of “How do Angus tagged animals get into Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed beef programs?” In discussions with several of the licensed participants in the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program over the past year, they have indicated that they are having difficulty sourcing Angus tagged cattle that fit their programs. The most common response from our members when I have stated this in the past is that the ‘packers’ need to pay more and there will be more than enough cattle. I’m not sure this is the case, although it would help them find a few more head. If you analyze the supply of cattle starting with the annual number of tags sold, around 250,000, and break it

down into further categories such as location, time of year, no antibiotics, no growth hormones, grade above AA, competing non-Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Angus programs, and so on; it is difficult for the larger programs to further expand or to fill their current market demand. Our challenge as the custodians of the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program is to develop a system for linking the two sides together to maximize the value of the cattle that are Angus tagged. Our other challenges are to increase the number of Angus tags sold annually and to convert other Angus programs to using the tag as their Angus identifier. One step in this process is to work with both the meat and commercial industry to further develop any and all marketing options for Angus producers. Our licensed participants will be informed of the times and locations of the 160 Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Calf sales that will take place across Canada this fall. We will also be working with these beef programs to develop a process for selling directly to them. The choice on how you market your cattle will be yours but as an Association we are working to develop as many options as possible for you to do that in an effort for you to get the most value from your Angus cattle. However, in order to accomplish this we need your support. Feel free to contact me at the office; I welcome your input.

Check it out! With barbecue season in full swing it is a great time to check out the meat counter at your local supermarket. As beef producers we enjoy a near endless supply of top quality cuts and in most cases the family dog and cat eat better beef than most city dwellers. However, just because you don’t buy beef in town doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t take a good look at how it is displayed and understand the marketing behind the product you created. After all, this is what the end-user sees, purchases and pays for. As Angus producers we have a little extra incentive because of the prevalence of Angus beef on the store shelves. Michael Latimer Assistant General Manager

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identified by simply looking at the animals. If the breed’s goal is to eliminate these genes from their population, breeders would DNA test potential carrier animals, identify the carrier animals and stop breeding them. Identifying carrier animals without the use of DNA testing would be long and expensive. Another example wherein the use of genomics could impact Canadian Angus breeders is to identify animals that are low for Residual Feed Intake (RFI). Feed intake is expensive to measure, and research is currently being conducted to discover DNA markers that correlate highly with variation in RFI. A commercially available DNA test that identifies animals with superior RFI genetics would allow breeders to select for a very efficient and cost-effective cow herd.

Angus breeders? The genomic information would allow us to calculate more accurate EPDs for our animals, specifically young unproven animals. So, breeders would still be using the same EPDs as they have access to now, they would just be more accurate.

Secondly, we explored to idea of a push verses pull market. Beef producers tend to push their product into the markets rather than having demand pull their product into the market. It means we take whatever price we can get rather than demanding a price for a sought after product. We talked about two ways to combat this. Either create a pull market by creating a niche and demand for your product — by selling your brand, your farm gate to plate story, your natural, humane, no additive way of raising beef. Or, you can deal with a pull market by breeding towards efficiency and finding profits in a herd and an operation that costs less to maintain.

not maintaining good feet, teats and udder, not maintaining both female productivity and growth, not staying within those guardrails, can result in a costly wreck.

Genomics What does this buzzword really mean? Genomics refers simply to the study of genes, it is very broad. Therefore, its uses for Angus breeders are How are other Associations using genomics? quite varied. We currently use genomics, in the form Genomic information can also be incorporated into of parentage verification, to maintain exceptionally our EPDs. Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) is currently accurate pedigree information. incorporating Molecular Breeding Values (MBVs) calculated from DNA markers on the Igenity® Profile What else can genomics do for Angus breeders? for Angus and the Pfizer HD 50K for Angus in the DNA testing can identify animals that carry genes EPDs that they calculate for the American Angus that are difficult to see or measure phenotypically. For Association. The Canadian Angus Association is example; animals that are carriers of undesirable evaluating providing the same service for its members. recessive genes that cause genetic defects cannot be What would investing in these genomic panels give

Remaining Within The Guardrails I sent out a report on the BIF proceedings in June but there was a panel discussion that I would like to write about in more depth. There were three basic concepts explored in this session. Firstly, adaptability: it is not the strongest, biggest or fastest that will survive but the one that can handle change the best (Darwin). Other industries, corn or poultry for example, have pushed adaptability in their product. Corn has been selected and adapted to grow closer together, resulting in more yield per acre farmed. Chickens that can endure more stress have been selected so that production can occur in more efficient environments, which are stressful to the birds. The beef industry has not placed much stress on adaptability. Because our market and our weather are both volatile, it is imperative that breeders maintain genetic flexibility.

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What does the future hold? Other research in regards to genomics includes trying to identify DNA markers that correlate with high levels of immunity and disease resistance. Selection towards cattle that have superior immune systems would have a huge economic impact to the beef cattle industry. DNA traceability of branded beef program products from the “Gate to the Plate” is another use of genomic technology that is being explored to create niche marketing opportunities for Angus breeders. The many applications of genomics can provide Angus breeders with a lot of information on their animals. The key will be to use the technology efficiently, reaping rewards that outweigh the cost of the technology. Kajal Devani, Breed Development

I hope that the Association provides members that participate in the Canadian Angus Performance Program with the right selections tools to ensure that herds remain within the guardrails. We provide genetic defect information openly on our website so that breeders can avoid wrecks. We provide EPDs on numerous economically relevant traits including growth, production and carcass traits and include the breed averages so that members can stay within the Lastly, the panel discussed genetic improvement: if guardrails. you stay within the guardrails, genetics do not have Kajal Devani, the highest impact on profitability. In the beef industry Breed Development our profitability is dictated to a large degree by the market price of animals, labour, land, equipment, feed. However, not keeping a close eye on your genetics, not maintaining that adaptability that we mentioned,

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Registry Department records sometime during the month of July. Those of you who were interested in saving money did it electronically by July 15. The popularity of electronic registration submissions is increasing each year. If you are on the Canadian Angus Performance Program, the next step for you will be to submit the 205 day weights. If you did not receive a worksheet, please get in touch with us. The deadline for the next evaluation is October 11, 2011. You should check paperwork returned to you, looking for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;RFIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or Request for Information sheets. If we had any questions about the calf registration, we would 2011 Spring Herd Inventories communicate that to you in writing on a piece of paper Most of you will have submitted your 2011 spring birth called an RFI. It is preferable that you respond to these

queries in writing, using fax, mail or email, for better clarity. If we have issued an RFI, the calf gets a temporary pending number identified with a question mark. The fee for a pending calf is held for 90 days. After that the fee will increase as per its age when the requirements have been met. The sooner you can deal with these RFI calves the better off you will be. Please get in touch with the Registry Department by phone (1-888-571-3580), mail, fax (403-571-3599) or email ( for any of your registry needs. Sharmayne Byrgesen Registry Department

Commercial Chat

The Angus breed has just completed the most successful bull sale run in Canada that I can remember in history. When you talk to some of the "old timers" in the industry, they will reiterate the same message. Calf prices have been at an all-time record high and that also flows over to the kill cows and bulls. Our fat market has been a bit volatile, but still considerably better than in the past. I am extremely pleased with the interest we have had in the fall feeder sales program. It looks like we

could have a record amount of sales and locations slated for this fall across Canada. Watch for dates, times and locations in a number of cattle publications. Our Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program continues to grow in "leaps and bounds". We have a considerable amount of interest and the supply is a bit stressed, so be sure to get your bull customers using Angus tags. The demand is there!! At the commercial level, we are pleased to be working with our new CEO, Mr. Rob Smith, who has a complete understanding of the beef business. We will also have a new representative for Ontario as of this fall. We welcome back all our part-time staff who "beat" the road throughout the year and represent your commercial interests across Canada. Look for Ken Cox, Blair McRae, Jack Brown, Wayne Gallup and me to be at a location near you this fall. Things look good for grass and moisture. Some areas have too much moisture, but I hear the calves are all gaining well. We should see the best quality calves this fall. I know producers are very excited

about marketing their calves. Lend a hand and visit your customers to advise them of the many options they have to market their calves. A call came in the other day from an auction mart owner who said, "Take a look at what is happening at your local auction ring. Angus calves are topping the market and are in demand by the order buyers. The feedlots are the entity who supply the packers then in turn directly supply the consumer. They are requesting Angus Beef!!" I receive positive comments like this all across Canada. If any of our field staff can be of assistance to your fall or yearly marketing of cattle, do not hesitate to call. Remember, try and attend a fall feeder sale in your area to support your number one customer, the commercial man. Get those Angus tags in and be proud to identify your product. Have a great summer and fall!! Brian G. Good CAA Fieldman

A Picture Says 1000 Words The beautiful pictures of your animals that you work so hard to capture for your sales catalogues can be preserved forever and accessed by thousands on the Canadian Angus Association website. Last year, several breeders posted a picture of their herd sires and donor dams with their online sales catalogue. To include a picture of your best looking genetics, the next time that you request an electronic pedigree extract for your sales catalogue contact Kajal at or 1-888-571-3580.

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Measuring Success Success. It is what each person strives for, yet never seems to recognize when it is achieved. Measuring success is arbitrary and is rarely compared fairly against another’s success; comparing apples to apples never happens. So, should we stop striving for it and stop wanting to see how we stack up? I think not! However, it is important to stop and enjoy the view every now and then to admire just how far you have come. And even if you think the view could not get any better and there is no higher level to attain, stop for a moment and take a look. Where would the world be today if no one pushed the limits to see how high they could get? The Angus breed is the largest purebred beef breed in Canada with 51% of all beef breed registrations per year—a position that we have held for the past five years. While other breeds have seen a decline in registrations since BSE, ours continue to grow. All this while there continues to be a decline in the national and North American cow herd. Some would consider that success. Canadian Angus genetics and Canadian beef are in demand around the world. It seems every other week the federal government has announced another country is opening their borders to Canadian beef. Semen and embryos are routinely exported to too many countries to name and live animals continue to be exported to places such as Russia. Around the world Canadian products are in demand. Some would call that success. Beginning last fall and continuing through the spring, producers saw higher prices than some could even remember. Purebred sales were reporting fantastic averages and sales were strong across the country. Commercial cattle saw similar results

through the end of last year’s fall run. Optimism is high for this year and industry analysts are predicting strong sales going into this fall. Will it last forever? Nothing ever does, but that does not mean that it cannot be enjoyed while it lasts. Some would consider that success. Included in this edition of Angus World is the complete list of Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Fall Feeder Sales. This year there are 156 sales at 63 auction markets across the country. There are more Canadian Angus Association endorsed sales than any other breed and have been for a number of years. In addition, the Angus Association has fieldmen across the country who attend these sales, work with the commercial sector of the industry and strive to ensure that every commercial producer in Canada is aware of the benefits of using Angus genetics. Angus has a huge influence over the commercial herd in Canada; the number of bull transfers done each year is proof of that. Isn’t that a measurement of success?

The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program is one of a kind. Working with branded beef programs and supporting them has been a win-win situation for everyone. These programs are looking for Angus animals to fill their customers’ desire to purchase Angus beef and producers across the country have the product they are looking for. However, it is becoming more apparent that there are not enough tagged animals; demand is increasing at an astonishing pace. Every eligible animal should have an Angus RFID tag in its ear. Our participants regularly inquire as to where they can purchase tagged cattle. We send them lists of tag customers (with your authorization—that is why it is

important to return a tag order form to the office and indicate your preference to distribute that information) and direct them to the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Feeder Sales. Each and every one of the 17 participants with the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program is actively seeking Angus tagged cattle and will continue to look for more. Doesn’t that sound like success? The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag program has a 12-year history. We annually sell approximately 250,000 RFID tags and strive for the highest level of customer service for each and every customer. From the feedback that we have received I would say we achieve our goals. So far, in 2011 we have seen a 10% increase in tag sales over 2010. Customers are paying attention! The demand is there! The addition of new products and new methods of distribution has increased the profile of the tag program. A new link to match tagged cattle for sale and buyers looking for cattle will be available early this fall. Watch for updates on this in the upcoming electronic newsletters and in your mailbox. Last year more than 42,000 animals were age verified by Canadian Angus Association staff, reducing time and frustration on the part of the producer. The tag program has and will continue to grow not only in size but also in value. Some would call that success. The quest for success is encouraged because there is no clear-cut definition of what it looks like. This ensures that everyone will continue striving, to keep growing and to continue achieving more. Once a milestone is reached it is not a free pass to stop the fight, only to continue working towards the next goal. There will always be another goal, another milestone. It takes a lot of help to achieve the kind of success that the Angus tag program is striving for. The cooperation of industry stakeholders is vital. We have that. The program will not succeed without the support and assistance of the membership. It is doomed to fail if not supported by Angus breeders. Our membership does truly support the program and for that I am grateful. With support like that I know that we will be a success. Cheryl Hazenberg

Electronic Pedigree Extracts Your typesetter will thank you! The Canadian Angus Association provides electronic pedigree extracts that include three-generation pedigree information and all performance information including EPDs in a format that is designed to be able to go straight into a sales catalogue. You can avoid looking up details, and typing everything out by requesting a pedigree extract from the office. To request a pedigree extract, simply email Kajal at a list of lot numbers (if known) and registration numbers of the animals being sold. If you include the sale details, such as sale name, date and location, we will even post it on the website for extra exposure at no additional charge.

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"Specializing in Seedstock Sales & Promotion"

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

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Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

Jay & Lenore Davis Box 184, Acme, Alberta t0M 0A0 (403) 546-2299

Box 59, Monte Lake, BC v0E 2N0 (250)375-2268


Mark Stock Ring Service & Livestock Service


ring w Sp s Ran illo


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




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

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

Owners: Peter & Francesca Cox




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


Box 128, Hazelet, SK S0n 1E0 (306) 678-4811 ✺ Cellular (403) 357-8104


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

Re us gister ed Black Ang

22km Christian valley Westbridge, British Columbia


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

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

Bar Double M Angus Mark & Rachel Merrill & Family

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


Mile 11 on #2 Highway South of Dawson Creek


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

AllEnCRofT AnGuS

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

Doug, Joyce, Judy, Cindy and Tracy Allen P.o. Box 4081, taber, AB t1G 2C6 Phone/Fax: (403)223-8008


est. 1966


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

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

Box 132, Hill Springs, Alberta T0K 1E0

(403) 626-3369

Diamond Willow Ranch Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak

“Quality Angus Seedstock”


Doug-Bev-John Robertson

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

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

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

Count Ridge Stock Farm

(780) 674-4410



Dwayne & Joanne Emery


REGISTERED ANGUS P.O. Box 31, Camp Creek, Alberta T0G 0L0

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



Wayne and Peggy Robinson Box 36 Mossleigh, Alberta t0L 1P0 Phone (403) 934-4083



Horned Hereford

Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta ToJ 1So

Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

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


Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

New Norway, AB

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


Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

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


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


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!

" our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton Box 11, Site 15, R.R.# 2, Cochrane, Alberta t4C 1A2 (403) 932-5980

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Hazel Bluff Red Angus Erich, Mechthild & Martin Clausen

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

Quality Service Selection


Harry & Gaylene Irving


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


William & Wanda Farrell




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

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

Box 25, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3


lindsay & donna Penosky & family

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

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




“Angus - The Power Breed”





lee & laura Brown

V Wayne Branden & Jane Morrow

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

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

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




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



- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

Richard & Joyce Lorenz

Barry Round

Dave & Jean Prichard 780-385-2226


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

Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945

Killam, Alberta

“Visitor’s Welcome”

Doug Noad 403-660-8371

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

Trent & Kelli Abraham Ron & Laurie Hunter & family

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

“Quality Registered & Commercial Stock”

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

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

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Duane Parsonage



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





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


Breeding stock always available by private treaty



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

Rick & Deb Cones


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

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

The Koenning’s

Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

Premium Quality Since 1972


Glen, Dale, Wayne & Terry Elliott

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



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

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


Shawn & Cathy




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

Registered & Commercial Red Angus



A Place Where Performance, Style and Meat Come Together

Ben & Carol Tams

Box 127, Sangudo, Alberta, Canada T0E 2A0


(780) 785-3205


FAX (780) 785-2453

P.o. Box 4205, taber, Alberta t1G 2C7 Phone/Fax: (403)223-4118

The Wildman’s

P.o. Box 444, Sangudo, Alberta t0E 2A0 Fax 785-3403

Angus Ranch "The Home of Angus Beef Cattle" Gary Slezina 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






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

Park F w a o ill Purebred Black Angus since 1920

Jim & Betty Richardson (403)224-3286

Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Lassiter Brothers

X Angus


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

Valleymere TTT Black Angus Ranch




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


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

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

Stauffer Ranches v


Stacey & Michel Stauffer

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


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RANCHING LTD. David Flundra

Purebred Red Angus Bulls, Females & Commercial Cattle

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

16 km east of Walsh, Alberta

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

Cell: (403)502-4776

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

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

Mike or Dale Howe (306)693-2127

183-325-4th SW, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 5v2 Fax (306)692-0081 //

5 miles east of Alsask and 2 miles north on Merid Grid


Kim Robertson Box 159, Alsask, SK S0L 0A0 Res: 306/968-2637 / Cell: 306/463-8405

Roger Hardy Registered Red Angus Commercial Angus

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

Double AA Angus

Ranches inc. Don’t Roll - JustRock

Bill Dillabaugh P.o. Box 91, Coleville, SK S0L 0K0 (306) 965-2554 Annual Rancher’s Choice spring Bull sale

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

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

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

“Raising Quality Cattle To Work for You”

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann 306/454-2730

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

SPlEndoRVIEW AnGuS fARM John Gottfried & Family Jim & Peggy Grant P.O. Box 220, Edam, SK S0M 0v0 (306)397-2541


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 718 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0

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

WRed il-Sel Angus

Est: 1980

Flying K Ranch

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

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

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Windy Willows Farms


Collin A Sauder Michelle Potapinski Box 55, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0 Phone/Fax: 306/677-2507


Purebred Black Angus Bulls & Females for Sale. 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

Z RED ANGU A R Phil Birnie S W

Allen & Merilyn Staheli Eddystone, Manitoba R0L 0S0


Greenbush Angus

Box 461, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0

Ph: 306/739-2988 ~ Fax: 306/739-2137 ~ Cell: 306/577-7440 email: Red Angus Bulls & Females For sale ~ Commercial Heifers Herdsman: Gordon Murray 306/739-2177 - cell: 306/646-7980



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

Barrie & Bernice Baker (204)966-3822

Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320

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


Office Phone: (519)986-1330 Fax: (519)986-4736

Barry & Marj Young & Family

Website: / E-mail: “OuR STREnGTh IS CREATEd By OuR CuSTOmERS SuCCESS”

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

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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“T Black & Red Angus

Bruce, ione Austen & Breanna Anderson

Don & Jeannette Currie

204.734.2073 - 204.734.0730 Comp 2 R.R.# 2, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 -

BROOKMORE ANGuS Quality Angus Cattle

visitors Always Welcome

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

R.R. #1, Nottawa, Ontario L0M 1P0 Ph/Fax: (705)445-1526

S tewart C attle C o.

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

H: 204.773.2356 F: 204.773.3579 C: 204.773.6392

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

Box 171, Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0E0

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Luc Noiseux et Chantal Boisvert

Service Animal Noiseux Rob & Sandy Foubert

20, rang Elmire “route 235” St-Paul d’Abbotsford, Qc J0E 1A0 Tel: (450)379-9989

613/258-1062 4373 Rideau River Road, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0



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


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

12201 toRBRAM RD, CALEDon. ontARio L7C 2t4 * (905)843-1236

“Quality Genetics and a Commitment to Service”

Jeff Whitely


Autoroute #10, sortie #55, 3 km sur la #235 Nord.

BiLL & SYLviA JACKSON Les Fermes

Rideau Angus (613)258-2762 Farm R.R. #4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Rolling Acres


Angus & Hereford

C260 Heath Road, Shawville, Quebec J0x 2Y0

Doug & Carolyn Milne-Smith

D & C Cattle Co

Stephen & Paula

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Ad Index Bad Lands Angus ............................................................ 23 Bandura Ranches ............................................................ 3 Belvin Angus ................................................................ OBC Black Magic Sale ............................................................. 4 Brylor Ranch .................................................................. IFC Canadian Junior Angus Association ............................. 43 Chico Ranches Ltd. ....................................................... 29 Cudlobe Angus ............................................................... 1 Curraghdale Cattle Co. ................................................. 34 D&C Cattle Co. ............................................................ 27 D.J. Henderson & Associates ...................................... 49 Dunford Royal Cattle Co. ............................................. 32 Eastern Canada Extravaganza Sale ............................... 34

Farmfair ........................................................................... 47 Georgian Angus Premier Sale ....................................... 16 Glen Islay Angus .............................................................. 5 Glennie Bros Angus ......................................................... 7 Hamilton Farms ............................................................... 9 Harprey Farms ............................................................... 24 Harron Farms .................................................................. 33 Lazy MC Angus ............................................................. 35 LLB Angus ..................................................................... 13 Lorenz Angus ................................................................. 28 Mackenzie Sale Management ....................................... 22 Manitoba Angus Association .................................. 26, 44 Ole Farms ......................................................................... 17

Prairielane Farms ............................................................ 21 Saskalta Angus ................................................................. 19 Red Roundup Sale .......................................................... 20 Remington Land & Cattle ............................................ 10 Rideau Angus Farm ....................................................... 27 Riley’s Red Angus ........................................................... 22 Sewall Bros. ..................................................................... 23 Six Mile Ranch ............................................................... 25 Soo Line Cattle Co ......................................................... 15 Triara Superior Genetics .................................................. 8 Willabar Ranch Ltd. ....................................................... 31 WRAZ Red Angus .......................................................... 6

Events Calendar September 10 6th Annual Georgian Angus Premier Sale, Maxwell, ON September 23 - 24 40th Annual Brylor ‘Tradition with a Vision’ Female Sale, Fort Macleod, AB September 25 d Dunford Royal Production Sale, Cancele ON Woodstock, September 30 12th Annual Black Magic Angus Sale, Olds, AB October 1 Eastern Canadian Extravaganza Sale, Uxbridge, ON October 2 Triara's "Premiere Event" 2011, Melbourne, QC October 8 Entry Deadline - Farmfair, Edmonton, AB

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October 11 Justamere ‘Sale of The Year’, Lloydminster, SK October 14 Soo Line ‘Heart of the Herd’ Production Sale, Midale, SK October 14 Riley’s Red Angus Dispersal Sale, Virden, AB October 15 Six Mile Ranch ‘Focused On Females’ Female Sale, Fir Mountain, SK October 15 Harron Farms Complete Dispersal Sale, Listowell, ON October 16 Blairs.Ag Production Sale, Moose Jaw, SK October 17 - 19 Remington Land & Cattle ‘Final Drive’ Dispersal Sale, Del Bonita, AB October 21 - 22 Canadian Red Roundup, Red Deer, AB

October 26 25th Annual Chinook Classic Angus Sale, Taber, AB October 29 LLB Autumn Opportunity Female Sale, Erskine, AB October 29 ‘Cowgirls’ Fall Female Sale, Calgary AB November 5 Royal Elite All-Breed Sale, Toronto, ON November 5 Manitoba’s ‘National’ Angus Show, Brandon, MB November 5 - 13 Farmfair, Edmonton, AB November 11 "The Headliner" All Breed Show & Sale, Edmonton, AB November 25 Power & Perfection Angus Sale, Regina, SK

Herd Reference 2011

December 1 Lewis Farms Production Sale, Spruce Grove, AB December 1 Peak Dot Angus Bull & Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK December 3 Saskalta Major Production Sale, Saskatoon, SK December 7 Peak Dot Proven Producers Cow Sale, Swift Current, SK December 7 12th Annual Cudlobe Bull Sale, Stavely, AB December 9 National Finals Angus Sale, Las Vegas, NV December 9 Touch of Class Angus Sale, Saskatoon, SK December 10 Atlasta Bull Sale & Seriously Black Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB

December 14 Sewall’s Bad Lands Angus Dispersal Sale, Brooks, AB December 20 Willabar Angus Complete Herd Dispersal, High River, AB ~ ~ ~ 2012 ~ ~ ~ February 20 Ole Farms Annual Bull & Female Sale, Athabasca, AB March 17 Signature Series Bull Sale, Brooks, AB March 26 Saskalta ‘Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB April 2 Hamilton Farms Bull Sale, Cochrane, AB April 11 Ranchlands Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB

Angus World Herd Reference 2011, Volume 19, Issue 3  

Angus World Herd Reference 2011, Volume 19, Issue 3