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Aberdeen Angus World P.O. Box 177, Stavely, Alberta T0L 1Z0 Phone: (403)549-2234 Fax: (403)549-2207 email: office@angusworld.ca Internet Location: www.angusworld.ca

"Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association"

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Dave Callaway Editor/Publisher

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Table of Contents Understanding Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluations . . . . . Peak Dot Ranch - Saskatchewan Angus Purebred Breeder of the Year . . . . Mapping Success from the Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BSE Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manitoba Commercial Breeder of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Top 100 Breeders by Registrations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Top 100 Breeders by Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Top 100 Sires by Number of Progeny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will BIXS Expansion Mean More Money for Producers? . . . . . . . . . . . How Cattle Producers Cash In On The Share Market . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Foundation Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opportunity Knocks for Juniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provincial Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Junior Angus Association Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Dave’s Desk

The cattle industry in North America has entered into a new era. In the past year we have seen prices of all classes of cattle going to slaughter dramatically increase. Cattle numbers are estimated to be at the levels of sixty years ago. I don’t profess to know what may happen or have a crystal ball to foresee the future. I does seem to me we should be able expect that this will be the level which cattle will be trading at least in the near future. My reasoning for that is we at this point in time are not rebuilding numbers. In my mind, the shortage of cattle is the single and most important reason that prices reached these levels. Until

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there is a resurgence in the number of cattle out there, the value of them will remain strong. Everyone will have their theories on what exactly is happening and why. All theorizing aside seems the burning question is “What are bulls going to be worth this spring?” If I could shed a glimmer of light on that topic, I’d be buying lottery tickets. I will say that because of the large amount of bulls sold in the fall, since they were worth so much, there may well be a large demand to refill bull pens this spring. Bulls Sales held in late 2014 met with solid increases over the year before which should show some sign that the coming spring sales will be strong. I guess it depends on which side of the sale ring you are sitting as to whether or not that is good news. It is my hope that on the pages on this magazine you will find information and contacts that will enable you to fill your bull pen with kind of genetics you

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require. Breeders advertising in this issue would be more than happy to discuss your needs and recommend bulls that will work in your operation. I would encourage you to feel free to contact them, they know the genetics of their herds inside out and will be able to give accurate information regarding their cattle. I wish you all the best in the upcoming year.

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Peak Dot Ranch is currently Canada’s largest Purebred Angus operation registering over 1,000 head of Angus animals annually. So, it is without question that they are very deserving of the title of 2014 Saskatchewan Angus Purebred Breeder of the Year Award. The Peak Dot program involves the entire Moneo Family of Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan. The family today consists of parents Terry and Barbara, brothers Carson (Lana) and Clay (Shannon) and sister Mia (Scott) and their young families. The day to day

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operations and overall management are a shared responsibility between brothers, Clay and Carson. Their brother-in-law, Scott Turner, is also an integral part of the growth of the ranch. Carson and Clay’s father, Terry, is now retired but is willing to go out and help when necessary, and is well known for his quick wit and no nonsense attitude. The family works together to make sure the operation runs as smoothly as possible. Carson handles the bulk of the customer calls, and along with his wife, Lana, completes the bookwork for the ranch.

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Clay does the advertising, website updates and creates the sale catalogs. His wife, Shannon, works as a teacher and helps Clay with the advertising when needed. Scott does a lot of the day to day work including the AI work, and the delivery of sale cattle. His wife, Mia, works off the farm at the Assiniboia Vet Clinic. Terry and his wife, Barbara, are enjoying retirement, but are willing to help when called upon. They are also very willing babysitters enjoying the next generation at Peak Dot.


Peak Dot Ranch was established in 1911 by the Moneo Family in the scenic rolling hills and bush coulees, near the historic Wood Mountain Park. The name Peak Dot Ranch was taken from a Zane Grey novel that Grandpa John Moneo had read. The area is rich in history, and the ranch headquarters are located right near the old NWMP Barracks that were constructed in 1874. At that time, the detachment’s job was to regulate the whiskey trade, horse thieves and cattle rustlers. This is also the area where the famous Sioux Indian Chief, Sitting Bull, sought refuge in Canada. This is ranching country and it is well known for the Wood Mountain Stampede, Canada’s largest continuous running rodeo which just celebrated its 125th Anniversary in 2014. Today the ranch consists of approximately 9,500 acres, 800 head of Black Angus cows with both spring calving and fall calving herds. 400 additional cows are on lease agreement with cooperator herds. The Moneos implemented an aggressive embryo program many years ago with at least 200 embryos put in annually. 350 bulls and 130 heifers are sold each year at the Ranch between the two Annual Bull and Female Sales. These sales are held the first Thursday in December and the first Wednesday in April. Since its early beginnings, Peak Dot has always been committed to producing bulls for the commercial cowman. 80-90 percent of the bulls sold go directly into commercial herds. The Moneo brothers say their program is made up of common sense cattle, focusing on ranchers’ needs and raised in a practical environment. They are very aware that for them to be successful seed stock suppliers, their customers must first be successful with the product they provide.

Clay states “We stand behind our cattle to the best of our ability and take care of problems that arise. We offer as much marketing assistance as we are able and are proud of our customer’s successes. We are diligent in finding new genetics and using the best tools available to evaluate the new and existing genetics in our herd.” The Moneo boys spend a lot of time sourcing the very best herd bulls to bring into their herd and are not afraid to pay for those influential sires when they find them. The ranch may be located miles from any major center, but the impressive genetics they produce bring many visitors from around the world. The next generation of the Moneo family consists of Carson and Lana’s boys, Koen and Riley, Clay and Shannon’s children, Matt, Madison, Merit and Mavryk, and Scott and Mia’s son, Luke. There is no shortage of work on the Peak Dot Ranch and the Moneo kids are an integral part of the operation and deserve credit. Carson states “Their ages are young, but they have a strong work ethic and a love for this business. Good ranch employees are difficult to come by, and we are lucky to have these kids take on many of the responsibilities and daily tasks around the ranch. Whether it is working cattle, putting up feed, running machinery or getting ready for the next sale, these kids can always be counted on.” The Peak Dot name is synonymous around the world with quality Black Angus cattle. This breed leading reputation has come with generations of hard work, dedication and a true love of the Angus Breed. It is a true honor to have Peak Dot Ranch represent our industry as the Saskatchewan Purebred Breeder of the year.

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There may have been a few bumps in the road, but today Harold Bayes says those were opportunities to reroute. Years after devastating losses in the “mad cow” market crash, the Three Hills, Alberta, cattle feeder was ready to start mapping out his family’s re-entry into the commercial cow-calf business in 2010. “You know, when you start into something like this, and you get a chance for a new start, you have to have a destination in mind, right? You have to know where you want to be,” Bayes says. They wanted to be “center-of-the-plate” producers. “Canada knows good beef now, and what it should taste like, so the demand is there,” his wife Glenda says. “We just have to satisfy the consumer and retailer,

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and I don’t think we are doing a good enough job at that yet,” Bayes says. “That’s what we want to do, and I believe we can get paid good money to do it.” It began with a somewhat accidental stop -- an anomaly in this otherwise meticulously planned journey. He started off looking for a good bull to use on heifers, and went first to son-in-law Mat Bolduc, of Cudlobe Angus. A young bull he now simply calls Deluxe 1X stood out. “I was just going to buy 1X to AI him to some heifers because he had a decent birth weight, decent performance and a solid structure,” Bayes says. Without progeny, the bull’s predicted carcass traits were simply averages. But when they did an

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ultrasound scan, his intramuscular fat (IMF) expected progeny difference (EPD) jumped from a 0.67 to a more reliable 1.16, and today, with progeny data, his IMF sits at the top percentile in the Angus world with a 1.26 MARB EPD. With that, the heifer bull became a herd bull. “I tell you, I’m not a person that’s easily impressed,” Bayes says, “but that’s pretty awesome.” With his first set of 1X progeny on the ground, Bayes was eager to put a marker flag on the route. He sent 16 finished steers to harvest at the end of 2013, under terms that returned carcass data. It turned out to be a green light: 75 percent of the group qualified for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand.


“That’s better than AAA – that’s what we wanted,” Bayes says. “So the purpose of just doing a small group like that was, we know where we are now. And the biggest thing is, it’s not a random thing. We planned that. It’s obtainable.” Next stop? DNA testing with the U.S. based GeneMax™ (GMX) Focus genomic test from Zoetis, CAB and Angus Genetics Inc. With the two-trait GMX test, Bayes found a way to analyze gain and marbling potential before animals went to harvest. This time, he wanted a control group to compare results with, too. So he gathered another similar size group of calves but half were progeny of 1X daughters and another high-IMF bull – and half were “crossbred, non-descript, commodity calves” picked up at auction to finish. DNA testing split the groups right down the middle like a centerline on a highway. GMX results stack animals against the database North American average since 2012. It ranks each one’s marbling and gain potential individually, along with an overall combination score from 1-99, explains CAB Vice President of Production Mark McCully. “Commercial cattlemen using GeneMax as a tool have found it’s a great barometer of where they are in their genetic program,” he says. “Whether they’re new to the idea of selecting for carcass traits or they’ve been doing it for decades, it just provides an under-the-hood look into their cowherd’s genetic potential.” On one side of Bayes’ results were the animals he’d been carefully selecting and tracking two generations of genetics on. The top five animals in the sample each tallied GMX combination scores in the 90s, ranking them in the top 10 percent of the database. Half of the group scored in the top 20 percent. At the bottom end, scores dropped all the way to 26 at a low, bouncing around in the bottom third of the barrel.

“So you see, there’s a huge different in these results,” Bayes says. “Those in the 20s, those were the crossbred calves we didn’t have any data on. But where we know their pedigrees and have two generations on, those will be the moneymakers. So it obviously works. That’s encouraging.” By following EPDs that predict both carcass traits and the other demands of functionality and performance in his criteria, the Alberta cattleman figures he can accelerate down the chosen road. “It is a lot more heritable than I think most people realize,” Bayes says. “If they say it will do this, it will do it, which is nice, because before it was like, ‘there’s some ducks over there and I’m just going to shoot and hopefully I will hit one, right?’” He shakes his head. “But if I take aim at the bugger, I stand a lot better chance of hitting him, right? That’s why we’re doing the GeneMax on the females, so that we know which females to keep.” Now, he’s looking to make the numbers of quality merge with number of quantity. When it’s time to make replacement female selections from the calf crop this fall, Bayes says they’ll sort for the traditional phenotypic and maternal traits: “I don’t ever want to raise cattle that are ugly – who does? But there are cattle out there that look good, have good disposition, good feet, good performance, good birth weights and good carcass traits. You just have to be more selective,” he says. And then they’ll GeneMax the potential keepers. At $17 per head, he says it’s an investment well worth the potential gains as he looks to build a marketable number of cattle that replicate the performance found in the 2013 carcass data and 2014 genetic tests. “You have to take the time to get to know your cattle – know what you have and be able to prove it – then find those guys who are selling on a grid that pays for

that,” he says. “We want to get to the point where we know that 75 to 85 percent of our cattle will hit CAB, and then we know we can ride that premium.” Volume especially matters when trying to negotiate directly with packers on finished cattle. Another option would be to partner with a feedlot in the finishing phase that already has a carcass-focused premium grid negotiated. “With the proven, growing demand for this target on finished cattle, we’ve seen those dollars are translating to the feeder calf side,” McCully adds. “The trend is there – cattle that hit a high-quality target on a consistent basis are already worth more.” With the data to prove they’ll hit AAA all the way, and then some, Bayes is eyeing the payoff at the end of the road: premiums in his pocket. “If that cow produces 10 calves that bring a $100 premium, that’s $1,000 more that the cow can potentially generate in her lifetime as a mother, and we can know if she has the potential to do that upfront… I mean, that’s just a win-win to me,” he says. To do that, Bayes picked up four more Cudlobe bulls this winter with an average 1.28 MARB EPD to layer into the balance genetic mix. They’re moving into the marbling fast lane. “With DNA testing and all these tools out there, you can make progress so fast these days, it’s amazing. Our goal is 100 percent CAB,” he says. “You have to have a map and know where you’re going in order to get there, but that’s right where we want to be.”

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BSE Testing Veterinarians and Producers need to Ramp up BSE testing. - By Roy Lewis DVM Ever since we began BSE testing for surveillance the mandated target of acceptable submissions has been at the 30 thousand head Canada wide. This basically is the Canadian herd from coast to coast having this many specimens fitting the criteria of dead dying down or diseased. Keeping this amount of submissions is critical because after 2015 there is the real possibility of getting our BSE risk status reduced from “controlled” to “negligible risk” status. While this may not seem important to you as a producer this risk status has some long-term very positive ramifications. Of the top seven worlds exporting countries (Canada is ranked fifth) Canada is the only one still at controlled risk. This is a risk to us as an exporter when competing on the world stage. This is especially true if we can export to countries that request parts of the carcass we North Americans may not use such as intestines and tripe so instead of extra rendering charges the plants are actually making some more revenue and more animal protein is put to good usage. This allows better utilization of the carcass as it essentially increases yield. The negligible risk will also greatly reduce the amount of specified risk materials the packing plants need to remove so again more of the carcass is utilized. Long-term then the amount of samples we need to submit will likewise go down. This is critical because as the cowherd across Canada has shrunk and gotten younger there is less of a likelihood we will reach the current numbers we are expected to achieve. If we look across Canada now the payout is similar. Alberta still pays the veterinarians mileage and beefs up their post mortem fee and the eastern provinces (Ontario & Quebec) get a lot of their submissions from the rendering plants or dead stock facilities. . To get a guideline on submission requirements for each province the thirty thousand is divvied up to the provinces based on their cattle population. Ontario and Quebec are close to double their quota while Alberta and especially Saskatchewan are lagging way behind in their quotas. Alberta and Saskatchewan are 60% and 40% of their quotas respectively for the 2014 year. Saskatchewan if they would simply implement some sort of mileage fee for the veterinarians this would make huge steps in acquiring

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more samples for that province. As it has been unless the veterinarians were going to the farm for some other reason or driving by it was costing them money to BSE test. While there are several reasons to justify this decrease with the overall herd getting smaller and younger there are less cattle that fit the criteria. The decreased funding and several rule changes over the years have made both producers and veterinarians less diligent at pursuing BSE sampling. Nervous cases make producers uneasy but these carry the most points in the OIE scoring system and are probably the most important for the producer to find out the cause. It would be a very very very slim possibility the cow would be positive for BSE and a diagnosis on an autopsy such as grass tetany, brain abscess, polio, lead poisoning or even rabies in a remote case would be valuable information for the producer to have going forward. I will speak to the Alberta situation on how we can get more samples in. For the benefits both the producers and veterinarians receive we must also realize the overall benefit we are collectively doing for the cattle industry. Whether it is veterinarians going the extra mile to BSE test or the producer overcoming the fear of BSE testing their own animals we need all the samples we can get. In Alberta a post mortem is included so in many instances finding the cause of death may help further disease prevention in the herd. These are all win-win- win situations. Many producers in Alberta pushed back when the provincial contribution of 150.00 payout to the producers was withdrawn. Producers must have overall gratification in helping the Canadian Cattle Industry by getting the submissions up with every brain stem submitted. You get paid a bit for the sample your veterinarian is on your place for nothing and you get a free autopsy. I don’t now how many times the autopsy identified areas where management could be improved. In Alberta producers can take advantage of the situation and have your herd veterinarian perform other procedures (which you pay them for) but the mileage is already looked after. The ownership restriction of 30 days has been removed in Alberta so now many of the unexplained deaths that occur at gathering stations, auction

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markets or in mature cattle (>30 months) just purchased all qualify. Any calving related deaths or prolapses again all qualify. There have been some producers that have avoided having any done since this program began (the old shoot shovel and shut up mentality) and that mindset needs to change. This is not about anyone doing anything wrong but is about sound scientific surveillance to sample the most at risk population. There are a lot of positive benefits in sampling one of which is establishing the relationship with your veterinarian. I know over the years that producers that didn’t use Veterinarians had in some cases a disproportionate number of BSE cases and we were able to help them correct some management deficiencies. Examples of this would have been a disproportionate number of Johne’s cases being diagnosed high levels of both internal and external parasites, hardware cases, kidney cases and on one farm severe mastitis in beef cows that was killing them. Severe deficiencies of Iodine, copper, magnesium were also detected in other deaths so nutrition including trace minerals could be looked at. All these discoveries improved the health of the producers herd and collectively the Canadian herd is healthier. In Alberta this information can go into the AVSN (Alberta Veterinary Surveillance Network) and helps if pockets of diseases start showing up in a certain geographic area. The BSE testing indirectly contributed to a healthier Canadian herd thanks to the diligent work of you the producers and your herd veterinarians. Let’s help push the health status of the Canadian herd to the next level and achieve the negligible risk status. The markets are very strong right now and that is one-reason producers may not see the need to accomplish this. Accessing more markets will always make us stronger as a major world exporter and the extra by products, increased moneys into the cattle industry that creates the trickle down effect. There is an excellent easy to watch video that has been created featuring the CCA chairman Dave Solverson which further explains the testing need in Canada. Please watch it and get your friends and neighbors to watch and if you have any cattle, which fit, the criteria please don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian immediately and get them tested.


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Manitoba Commercial Producer of the Year 2014 Manitoba Commercial Producer of the Year - Leaning Spruce Stock Farm They calve out 400 cows and heifers. Calving starts in March with the heifers and the shared herd with Botany Angus. On April 20th the cows start to calve on pasture where Angus stand out for the mothering ability to get their calf up & nursing. Over the years, the first Angus bulls were bought from Six Mile and Hamco Farms for calving ease on Simmental heifers. In 1993 they started buying Black Angus bulls first at the RMWF sale from Greenbush Angus, then from the Cattlemen Connection Sale from Dryland Angus, Brookmore Angus and Mountain View Farms. They have also used bulls (l-r) Back: Manitoba Angus President. Allan Nykoliation, from Botany Angus, Prairielane Farms, Spruce Ridge Wendy & Ryan Shearer Front: Lexie, Jensen & Kain Shearer Angus and Maple Lake Stock Farms. and grandparents Elwood & Pat Shearer They have also been in partnership with Mountain Leaning Spruce Stock Farm is owned and operated by View Farms and Botany Angus in 2 embryo programs Elwood & Pat Shearer and Ryan & Wendy Shearer and which made it possible to get some very high quality bulls their 3 children Kain, Jensen & Lexie. and heifers to start a herd of purebred Angus.These cows Elwood operated the farm starting in 1970. In 1990, are used as commercial cows & bred AI to produce some Ryan became a partner and the farm name became of their own bulls for in herd use. “Leaning Spruce Stock Farm�. They own or rent a total Ryan & Elwood like the Angus calves off of Angus of 5,000 acres. 3000 acres is pasture and the remaining bulls for calving ease and good lively calves that get up 2000 acres are used to grow oats and barley, 250 acres for and nurse on their own. They like the Angus cows for corn silage and hay for feed. Some canola is grown as a their great mothering ability and great udders. All of these cash crop. traits are ideal for pasture calving. Their marketing can vary from year to year. A large group of bred commercial heifers are offered for sale each

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year. Cows are culled on performance, attitude, udder quality, feet and legs as well as age. The cull cows and heifers are finished for slaughter and the fat steers are sold through P Quintaine & Son Ltd., going mainly out west. In the past semi-loads of fats have gone to eastern and western Canada and many loads have gone to the USA. Elwood has coached hockey for 20 years. Pat has just retired from many years of nursing. Wendy runs a small hair salon and Ryan does some clipping for bull sales. Kain, Jensen & Lexie all play ball hockey, each on different teams. This will be their 3rd year in 4-H as the next generation gets involved in the farm. What are the future plans for Leaning Spruce Stock Farm? Elwood says he would like to slow up a little!!! The cow herd may remain the same at 400 head. They will continue to offer quality bred heifers for sale and with the market like it is there are more choices. They can background calves and sell them or finish them to slaughter weight. When asked, Why Angus? They replied #1. Calving ease with new calves that are up and nursing in minutes. #2. Angus cows with great udders, great mothering ability & easy keepers. #3. Carcass quality, which is very important when finishing for slaughter to get the top grades!!! Angus genetics have been working for Elwood & Ryan and will do so for many years to come!


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Peak Dot Ranch Ltd, Wood Mountain, SK 66 Ranch Ltd, Duchess, AB Ole Farms Limited, Athabasca, AB LLB Angus, Erskine, AB David & Andrew Johnson, Peebles, SK Hamco Cattle Co. e Hamiltons, Glenboro, MB Deer River Ranching, Patricia, AB Cudlobe Angus, Stavely, AB U-2 Ranch, Coaldale, AB Blairs.Ag Cattle Co, Lanigan, SK South View Ranch, Ceylon, SK Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK Benchmark Angus, Lethbridge, AB Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Limited, Lloydminster, AB QLC Quantock, Lloydminster, AB Eldorado Black/Red Angus, Redcliff, AB Fertile Valley Farms, Conquest, SK Curtis & Maynard Boese, Sexsmith, AB Anchor 1 Angus, Mayerthorpe, AB Stauffer Ranches, Pincher Creek, AB Triple S Cattle Co, Calgary, AB Arda Angus, Acme, AB Sandy Bar Ranch Ltd, Aneroid, SK Red Rock Red Angus, Airdrie, AB Remitall Farms Inc, Olds, AB Jeannot Brothers, Whitewood, SK Flying K Ranch Ltd, Swift Current, SK Bar Double M Angus, Hillspring, AB Ernest G. Gibson, Vermilion, AB Jack A. Hart, Brookdale, MB Lazy E Bar Ranching Ltd, Bashaw, AB Scott Stock Farm Ltd, Crossfield,AB Wayne G. Grant, Killam, AB Michael G. Rodgers, Warner, AB Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co Ltd, Frenchman Butte, SK KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK Bar EL Angus, Stettler, AB Peake Ranching Inc, Drumheller, AB Cattle Creek Ranching Ltd, Maple Creek, SK Graham & Patricia Alexander, Eastend, SK PM - Tanya Belsham, Houston, BC Sheidaghan Anghus, Maple Creek, SK Moose Creek Red Angus, Kisbet, SK McMillen Ranching Ltd, Carievale, SK Valleymere TTT Angus, Alliance, AB Wilbar Angus, Dundurn, SK Crescent Creek Angus, Goodeve, SK Young Dale Angus, Carievale, SK Benlock Angus, Grandora, SK

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Top 100 Breeders based on number of cattle registered Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB Atlasta Angus, Red Deer, AB Z Bar Angus Ltd, Marsden, SK Burnett Angus, Swift Current, SK Joe & Sandy Bandura, Duchess, AB Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB Lauron Red Angus, Didsbury, AB Cy, Carolyn, Patrick & Bonnie Skinner, Englefeld, SK Anderson Cattle Co, Bethune, SK Wiwa Creek Angus, Rush Lake, SK Bob, Jill and Tee Jensen, Leader, SK Triple V Ranch, Melita, MB Rock or Shauna Smith, Mountain View, AB Lamb’s Quarters Angus, Swift Current, SK Lewis Farms Ltd, Spruce Grove, AB Blades Angus, Nanton, AB MRSA - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Deer Range Farms, Ltd, Stewart Valley, SK Ben & Carol Tams, Taber, AB Stuart Cattle Station, Edam, SK Pahl Livestock, Medicine Hat, AB Freyburn Farms, Oxbow, SK Larry & Laurie Nielson, Craik, SK Robert & Lorna Story, Netherhill, SK Leeuwenburgh Red Angus, Lethbridge, AB Whitney Curry, Finnegan, AB Batho Farms Ltd, Oak Lake, MB East Raymond Farming Co Ltd, Raymond, AB Count Ridge Angus, Bassano, AB HBH Farms Ltd, Rivers, MB MacNab Angus, Mervin, SK WRAZ Red Angus, Wawota, SK Fleury Angus, Aberdeen, SK Grant & Tanya Chittick, Mayerthorpe, AB Wheeler’s Stock Farm, Saskatoon, SK C.D. Land & Cattle, Taber, AB Nesset Lake Angus, Meadow Lake, SK Black Meadows Angus, Miniota, MB Bull’s Eye Angus, Patricia, AB Gumbo Gulch Cattle Co, Dawson Creek, BC Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB Merit Cattle Co, Radville, SK Valley Blossom Ranch, Wymark, SK Matejka Farms, Ponoka, AB Right Cross Ranch, Kisbey, SK Anderson Cattle Company Inc, Swan River, MB John & Ruth Magee, Tompkins, SK DKF Red & Black Angus, Gladmar, SK

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Peak Dot Ranch Ltd, Wood Mountain, SK Crowfoot Cattle Company, Standard, AB LLB Angus, Erskine, AB Crowfoot Valley Ranch, Standard, AB Top Grade Angus, Gem, AB Buck Lake Ranch, Kelowna, BC Fertile Valley Farms, Conquest, SK 66 Ranch, Duchess, AB Hamco Cattle Co. e Hamiltons, Glenboro, MB Stryker Cattle Co, Orion, AB Johnny Johnsen, Spruce View, AB Majestic Cattle Co, Stettler, AB David & Andrew Johnson, Peebles, SK Glendor Acres, Moose Jaw, SK Ring Creek Farm, Fairview, AB Figure 8 Angus, Grimshaw, AB U-2 Ranch, Coaldale, AB Ole Farms Ltd, Athabasca, AB Jack A Hart, Brookdale, MB Benchmark Angus, Lethbridge, AB Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB Chapman Cattle Company, Stettler, AB Hazel Bluff Red Angus, Westlock, AB KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB Hill 70 Quantock Ranch Ltd, Lloydminster, AB Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK Windy Hill Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK Cudlobe Angus, Stavely, AB Loma Lanes Angus, Aden, AB Norseman Farms, Kyle, SK Curtis & Maynard Boese, Sexsmith, AB under Creek Angus, Saskatoon, SK Sandy Bar Ranch, Aneroid, SK Atlasta Angus, Red Deer, AB Willow Springs Ranch, Westbridge, BC Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB RSL Red Angus, Battleford, SK Crescent Creek Angus, Goodeve, SK Deer River Ranching, Patricia, AB Remitall Farms Inc, Olds, AB Rocky Mountain Red Angus, Airdrie, AB South View Ranch, Ceylon, SK Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB Crooked Creek Angus, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Drumore Farms, Port Dover, ON Flying K Ranch Ltd, Swift Current, SK Wiwa Creek Angus, Rush Lake, SK Crossway Angus, Shellbrook, SK QLC Quantock, Lloydminster, AB Bar EL Angus, Stettler, AB

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Will BIXS Expansion Mean More Money for Producers? by Hubert Lau My guess is there isn’t a producer out there who hasn’t heard that there’s a growing need to respond to consumer demand for more information about the history of beef. And I’ll also bet that most producers know another thing: That they’ve been asked to shoulder much of the burden of change, without any proof they’re going to make more money in the process. A lot of observers tell producers what they should do, where they should do it, when they should do it, and why. But very few—if any—have talked about the how. How can we make the cattle industry more profitable and competitive by sharing information through the supply chain? And how will information help producers put more money in their pockets at the end of the day? To answer those questions, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and ViewTrak Technologies formed a partnership with one purpose: To enhance and expand the Beef Information Exchange System (BIXS). Under the partnership, a new privately-held company will take ownership of BIXS, with the CCA and ViewTrak as initial shareholders. I will lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer and my partner Ted Power will take on the role of Executive Vice-President. The new company will be

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stewards of the BIXS database, collecting and sharing valuable information for the benefit of the whole industry—and for consumers who want to know more about how their beef was raised. The CCA has known for years that information sharing will enhance the competitiveness of the industry, and allow Canadian beef to dominate world markets. And if we don’t do it, another country will. That’s why the CCA has asked us to partner with them to help take BIXS to the next level—by making it more effective and providing added value to the whole industry. There are four specific outcomes we’re focused on achieving through the new BIXS:

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Better outcomes for producers, who will be able to better manage their businesses, enhance their breeding and marketing programs, and increasing the overall value of their product—leading to increased profits and competitiveness. Information sharing provides greater security for the producer. Without grading and tracking guidelines adhered to throughout the supply chain, prices can be subjective and that puts the producer at a disadvantage. Information gives producers greater influence in the system and ensures fairer prices for their products. Better sharing of information that benefits the entire supply chain. The ability to respond more effectively to food safety emergencies, reduce market disruptions, and protect bottom lines. Satisfied consumers who are more confident in their beef supply, more interested in buying beef, and who have more choices about how much they pay for their beef according to the characteristics they value. Want to know more about how the new BIXS is going to achieve the objectives? Read the next column…. on Page 72 ●


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How Cattle Producers Cash In On The Share Economy Are you one of the many people around the world who is making money by sharing your assets with others? If you’re not already, you may be soon. For a fee, people are letting others sleep in their homes (Airbnb), ride in their cars (Uber, Lyft), and even borrow their power tools (SnapGoods). And it’s all happening through technology platforms that allow people to easily exchange goods and services at a low cost—through the power of online technology. Before you laugh these ideas off and turn the page, note that the sharing process is producing real revenue for real people. An article in FORBES estimated that revenue flowing through the share economy directly into people’s wallets would surpass $3.5 billion in 2013, with a rate of growth of over twenty-five percent. The opportunity to share assets through technology platforms isn’t just for urban dwellers. Cattle producers can also turn their assets into revenue by sharing them. In this case, the asset is information, and the platform for sharing that information is BIXS. With 3 million detailed carcass records and 3.4 million animal birthdate records in the system BIXS is the largest database of its kind in Canada—poised to help Canadian cattle producers cash in on the value of their information—which has traditionally been underused and undervalued. The growing value of information sharing is already becoming evident. A&W and Loblaws are advertising heavily about the full traceability of their products and

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getting premium pricing for them. Costco sells grass fed, hormone free beef for more than regular beef. McDonald’s, Canada’s largest retailer of beef recently announced it has chosen Canada, over Australia and Europe, to launch a pilot project to meet their end goal of serving only “sustainable beef” across their entire global empire. The lesson here is that the more information about cattle genetics, feed management, and medical treatment can be shared through the supply chain, the more in demand Canadian beef will be, and the more producers through to retailers will be able to demand for beef—based on the qualities consumers value. The share economy, or what I like to call Collaborative Economics, is all about showing everyone along the supply chain how they can profit by sharing assets and information. The best illustration I can give you of Collaborative Economics comes from Japan. After World War II, nobody wanted to buy Japanese products. So Japanese companies got together to influence what the world thought about Japanese products. In time, the world responded. People started to see that the best cars and electronics came from Japan. That small country went on to dominate the electronics and automotive industries for decades. The West is only now starting to catch up with them. To this day, Japanese CEOs from competing companies sit down regularly around the table—together—to develop strategies to propel Japanese industries forward. Even though they compete fiercely, they share ideas and

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concerns about how their industries need to operate so they can protect themselves from foreign competitors and create best practices. They understand the dynamic between collaboration and competition. To make the Collaborative Economics model successful in the cattle industry, we need to admit one important thing: That we don’t have all the answers. Our first job out of the gate is to listen to industry players from all parts of the supply chain and address everyone’s needs and interests going forward. In order to make that happen, we need everyone to participate in the conversation and be willing to come to the table. That’s our first step—to listen and engage so that we can get more people through the chain participating in BIXS. This is the key to building value. Information is currency, and the more we can get people providing information to and through BIXS, the more value—and revenue—we can generate through the chain. Just like the power of the Internet, the value of technology grows many times over when shared. Information that is used cooperatively among all the members of the sector will benefit everyone. And we have no time to waste. So, let’s lock arms, work together, and get ‘er done! Hubert Lau is President & CEO of BIXS. With 3 million detailed carcass records and 3.4 million animal birthdate records in the system BIXS is the largest database of its kind in Canada. For more go to http://www.bixs.cattle.ca


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Canadian Angus Foundation Message Sylvia Jackson, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair

The Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) has had a very productive year in 2014. The CAF Board of Directors consists of : Chair: Sylvia Jackson Vice-Chair: Cecilie Fleming Executive Director: Belinda Wagner Jim Colodey, Erika Easton, Kirk Wildman, Cassie Dorran, David Bolduc, Doug Fee (Past Chairman), Mabel Hamilton, Corinne Gibson (CAA President), Betty Lou Scott, Rob Smith (CAA CEO),Tammi Ribey (CAA President Elect) and Jon Fox (CAA Director). It is very gratifying to see all levels of the Angus Industry working together towards the common goal of expanding and continually improving the breed. The CAF thanks the Angus breeders, Juniors, CAA Board, the CAA Staff and affiliated industry personnel for their constant support to help us achieve our goals. Over the course of the year 2014 our achievements have been:

a) preparing a yearly budget for the Foundation b) exploring fundraising for promotion and archival purposes c) requesting and accepting archival material to be compiled and recorded at Angus Central d) revising scholarships and bursaries oered to Juniors and young Angus breeders and expanding as needed e)Building a Strong Foundation - Phase 2 - planters and 1st patio pillar f) raising over $120,000 at the CAF Building the Legacy Sale 3 held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at the Canadian Angus Convention g) completion of review of our CAF objectives and by laws and successfully reappling to the government for our charitable status h) CAF research budget - transferred to CAA for Female Longevity project In regards to promotion, our CAF Vice-Chair Cecilie Fleming has been diligent in creating a historical Angus Cookbook to be launched in Calgary in June at the 2015 Canadian Angus Convention. It will include over 300 recipes as well as around 10,000 tattoos of all Angus members over the years. Thank you to everyone that contributed. We are working on sourcing a new bronze as well as new prints to promote the Angus Breed. We continue to encourage breeders to donate their Angus History to the Archives at Angus Central where it will be a permanent footprint. We have asked the Regional areas to provide names of people that should be recognized. The office has already coordinated and thus produced some video interviews recognizing long standing prominent breeders.

The CAF are looking into applying for government funding to hire a summer student to organize and compile archival material. We created the Junior Angus Stockman of the Year Award which requires a NOMINATION by a CAA member by April 15, the nominee to be between the ages of 16 and 21. The winner receives a $3500 bursary to be used for genetics, cattle supplies/equipment, training etc. The winner will be presented at Showdown. 5 finalists will receive $250. We encourage Angus Juniors to check out the many other opportunities/awards, scholarships and bursaries, many of which that have some enhancements from last year. The information is available on the website - go to juniors.cdnangus.ca Also check the article OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS---for Juniors!! in this newsletter. In 2013 CAF launched a fund raising program entitled "Building a Strong Foundation". Cudlobe Angus purchased the right to display their farm name on the outdoor planters and OBI and Six Mile Ranch purchased the rights to display their names on the indoor planters (phase 2) housed at Angus Central, at the 2014 Canadian Angus Convention. As well Justamere Farms, Jon and Shelly Fox, purchased the right to advertise their farm name on the 1st of four Patio Pillars (four year term) at Angus Central. This year, at Convention 2015, CAF will be auctioning opportunities to advertise your farm name on outdoor benches and the 2nd of the four Patio Pillars (four year term) will be up for auction too. As Convention 2015 is being hosted in Calgary this year, the CAF looks forward to showcasing many of the historical items already on display at Angus Central. You can view The Wall of Honour and the Breeder's Choice silhouettes of people and animals respectively as well as the Angus Roots iron tree with leaves engraved with donors' names. These will continue in perpetuity. At anytime an Angus breeder can download an order form from the CAF website to be part of this. The CAF is also working on the Building the Legacy Sale 4 to be held in Calgary in June at Convention 2015. Consider being a part of this event - for details, please contact Belinda Wagner at bwagner@cdnangus.ca or 306-757-6133. The CAF Board of Directors are a tremendous and energetic group to work with. I look forward to meeting with them at the Convention 2015 in Calgary from June 3-7 to continue building the Canadian Angus Foundation. Take the time to attend the Annual Meeting, learn the newest updates on the Angus horizon, reconnect with breeders, view Angus Central, and enjoy the great Alberta hospitality while viewing the foothills. I hope to see you there! Regards, Sylvia Jackson

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Opportuniy Knocks for Juniors Overall teenagers are often quite quiet and reserved. Right? Whether you fit into this category or not the "Canadian Angus Foundation" and the Canadian Junior Angus Association have expanded on awards, scholarship and bursary opportunities for you, the Juniors in 2015. Listed below is a brief description. For a more detailed explanation of the many programs that will assist you in furthering your career go to www.juniors.cdnangus.ca. 1. Self Directed National and International Travel Bursary - one needs to apply at least 15 days prior to the event, must be 18 - 30 years old, and provide a budget for the event which would have educational purposes relating to the beef cattle industry. 2. Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Award - requires a NOMINATION by a CAA member by April 15 - nominee between ages of 22 - 30 - award announced at Canadian Angus National Convention, receives $3500 award plus promotion and publicity of their Angus cattle operation. 3. Junior Angus Stockman of the Year Award - requires a NOMINATION by a CAA member, by April 15 - nominee between ages of 16 - 21, winner receives $3500 bursary to be used for genetics, cattle supplies/equipment, training etc. - award presented at Showdown. Five finalists will also receive $250. 4. CAF Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador

Competition - apply by April 30, applicant must be at least 18 years old. e Junior Ambassador acts as a role model for youth representing the CAA. Will have the opportunity to attend at least one international event and several major agricultural events in Canada. Five finalists will be chosen, they will email an essay by May 20, speak at the Canadian Angus Convention in June and receive a finalist trophy buckle, a $1000 scholarship as well as up to $500 to off-set travel costs to Convention. e winner will be announced at the Convention banquet. 5. US Exchange trips to the Junior Red Angus Association of America’s Round-up in June and the National Junior Angus Association LEAD Conference in August are available through the CJAA. Deadline to apply is May 10. In return members of the JRAAA attend Showdown and members of the NJAA attend GOAL. 6. Dick Turner Memorial Award - a $1000 award presented to a Canadian Junior recognizing overall achievement in Angus commitment, community involvement/leadership activities. - applied for by May 15, minimum of 18 years old, submit a resume as well as a 250 word essay on future career goals and plans. Awarded at the Canadian Angus Convention.

7. Showdown Travel Bursaries - two $750 bursaries for assistance to go to Showdown. Apply by June 1, applicant must be 15 years or older. If chosen, a complete report is to be submitted to Belinda within 30 days of Showdown. 8. Canadian Junior Angus Scholarships – three awards given in the amounts of $2000, $1500 and $1000 per year. Deadline to apply is June 15. Awarded by the CJAA at Showdown. 9.Goal Travel Bursaries - four CAF as well as four CJAA for a total of eight bursaries in the amount of up to $750. Apply by December 26 for the GOAL Conference in February 2016. Applicant must be 15 years of age or older, submit a resume and answer questions relating to attending GOAL. 10.Foundation Legacy Scholarship - must apply to CAF by January 10, 2016, minimum age 18. Five finalists will be chosen and must be present at "GOAL" conference for an interview and panel discussion. ree awards given in the amounts of $5000, $3000 and $2000 and $500 for runner-ups. Winners will be presented at GOAL conference. We also offer heifer vouchers, two at $3000 and two at $2000. These vouchers are drawn for at GOAL and Showdown from the participants at each event. Please spread the word and encourage Juniors to take advantage of these opportunities. Sylvia Jackson

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British Columbia Angus Association

by Tom deWaal ~ President, BC Angus Association

In the end of January and we are half way through calving. We are already clipping bulls, ultra-sounding bulls, doing sale catalogues and advertising for upcoming bull sales. Commercial cattlemen are looking for bulls to service their cow herds. We say welcome. In March and April in BC we have bull sales across the province. Those of you that haven’t considered ‘Go West’, it’s maybe time to re-think that. Our BC purebred seedstock producers have some of the best genetics anywhere. We would love to show you the country and what BC cattle are all about.

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On behalf of the Alberta Angus Association I am pleased to bring you the update of our recent activities. With the New Year upon us we have been active in promoting our Breed at Bull Congress’s and Commercial Pen Show’s across the province. At the recent Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose we had both an Angus booth representation and also competed in the Steak Fry challenge. There were lots of people through the showcase with many questions about the breed and the industry in general; allowing our Directors to interact with the commercial producers in attendance. We handed out different

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The other initiative that we are seeing come to fruition early this year is our AAA Directory. This new directory will be your bull buyer’s guide for farm locations across the province. I would also like to thank all the breeders that ran ads in the directory from and I look forward to hearing how you feel about the new design and format. We are in a time in the industry that is very positive in terms of the outlook and forecast of prices for our many commercial customers. These commercial producers are the backbone of the industry and I would thank the many that have chosen Angus whether Red or Black to use on the genetic advancement of their operations. Contact any Angus breeder in your area to discuss your bull needs. Our province is full of great breeders with a vast knowledge of the breed and what the genetics can do for you. Good luck to everybody marketing Angus genetics this spring through bull sales or by private treaty and good luck calving out the next generation of Angus cattle. Greg Pugh

by Allan Nykoliation ~ President, Manitoba Angus Association

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by Greg Pugh ~ President, Alberta Angus Association

giveaways from gloves to pens with our breed Logo to further promote the Breed beyond the showcase. We also had the opportunity this year to be represented at the Peace Country Beef Congress in Grande Prairie where there was opportunity for interaction and the ability to answer questions from the commercial producers in attendance of the show. New for this year with the Congress we were able to sponsor the Commercial Heifer Championships with a Bull Buying Credit to be used on any Alberta Breeders bulls that sell this year. Our next stop will cover the East Central part of the Province where we will have both booth and steak fry representation at the Crossroads Beef Congress on February 21. Last year was our first year attending this venue and it is another great opportunity to interact with commercial producers. I would like to thank Certified Angus Beef for donating the top cut steak that we are using for the Steak Challenges this year. It’s a great feeling to get to use Certified Angus product at these venues and to be able to win the Challenges at times but most importantly hear the great reviews of the steak from the tasters.

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For a list of Purebred Angus Bull Sales you can call the BC Angus Association at 250.679.2813 or email Jill Savage at fawndalefarms@gmail.com. We would love to have you come west, enjoy the scenery, experience the hospitality and the best thing is we take the Canadian Dollar at par. If you haven’t considered buying your next bull in BC, come look us over, but don’t overlook us.

angus bulls was unbelievable. This bull sale season could get real interesting! All those old bulls went to town last fall and calves sold at unseen before prices and now the cowboys are out shopping for that new bull with a little extra money in their pocket. Hope everyone has a good calving season and hope to see you down the road. Allan Nykoliation


Saskatchewan Angus Association

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who made the effort to attend our 2015 Saskatchewan Angus Annual General Meeting January 23. While it is a very busy time of year, it was great to see those of you who came out. The following is the review of the 2014 year that we reported on at the meeting. I was unable attend to the Peak Dot Sale due to a date conflict, but I would like to congratulate the Moneo family for being the 2014 Purebred Breeder of the Year. I think they are a very deserving family of this award and Belinda and director Corinne Gibson were able to make this presentation to them. We had a meeting in April to discuss regular association business and put the finishing touches on our new breeder directory as well as prepare for the Canadian Annual Meetings. This year we had the pleasure of hosting the 2014 Canadian Angus Association Convention in Moose Jaw. It was a great event with extremely informative tour stops and intriguing speakers for the Rancher Endorsed Day. The meetings were very productive and was well attended by Saskatchewan members. It came to a close

with a very fun and entertaining banquet to complete the great event. A huge thank you goes out to all those who dedicated time and efforts into pulling off an incredible event and a huge thank you goes out to Belinda, our Association Manager, for all her tireless efforts put into the Convention. We held our annual tour at the Speedy Creek in the southwest part of the province, near Swift Current, where a great group of breeders put on two days with a jam packed schedule and a great set of cattle to be seen both days. The Thursday night was ended by a great hospitable banquet were we had time to visit with fellow breeders and even have a dance if the desire struck you. There were displays of some great cattle on the grounds of those that could not be a part of the tour. A huge thank you goes out to all the people who put on the tour. It was a very fun event and it helps to bring breeders together to socialize. We tried something different this year for our Gold & Junior Show. We held our show this year in the fall at Lloydminster’s Stockade Roundup where we had a great turn of cattle and it went over very well. Bob Toner made our 2014 Heritage Award presentations to the Demmans family of Meadow Lake and the McNinch family of Mervin. Our 2015 Show will also be held at this same show in Lloydminster, in conjunction with the 2015 National Show. We had another meeting in October for regular association business and to finalize plans for Agribition where we hosted the National Angus Show. The cattle numbers were up slightly from last year and we were able to see an incredible set of cattle throughout the entire show which was very well attended, with a very good crowd on both sides of the ring. For the National Show we tried some new things, one of which was having a supper after the show with exhibitors,

Ontario Angus Association

With the passing of another year, a new one begins in the cow/calf sector. The Angus breed in Canada has grown based on registrations over the last few years pushing the black and red influence well over 50%.

by Michael Howe ~ President, Saskatchewan Angus Association spectators and commercial breeders all attending. It went over very well. I would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors for truly making Agribition a great event. I had the pleasure of presenting the award for the Commercial Producer of the Year to the Bourhis family in the break between the females and the bulls and we will be featuring them in our upcoming issue of ‘The Edge’ newsletter. Finally, Doreen Selody was unable to attend Agribition so she had asked if her family could be presented with their Honorary Saskatchewan President awards at our sale. I had the pleasure of making this presentation to the very deserving Todd family before our female sale in December. Our annual meeting was relatively well attended and there weren’t any major issues/items that arose, mostly just routine business was taken care of. The new Canadian Angus fee structure was a very hot topic discussed arising from the Canadian Angus report. There was a great deal of friendly discussion over the changes and the Canadian reps said they would take a lot of our suggestions back to the board. Our provincial association is in very good financial shape and we are constantly looking for new ideas from membership for projects they would like us to undertake. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members joining our group; Glen Gabel, Chad Hollinger and Trent Liebreich. I would also like to thank our out going directors Bob Toner and Jenna Loveridge. Lastly, I would like to thank the membership for allowing me the opportunity to represent you throughout the year and I look forward to serving another year as your President. Mike Howe

by Graham McLean ~ President, Ontario Angus Association

Calving season has started. With the escalation of prices these newborns are golden nuggets this year. Weather has been warmer than last year resulting in favourable calving and growing conditions. There doesn’t seem to be any growth in our cow herd with calf prices at an all-time high. Ontario numbers are down roughly 29% since 2005 so for now to make up the shortfall we will need heavier carcass weights and more cull cows. The branded beef programs are becoming more viable with more consistency hitting the kill floors. There is lots of choice taking up shelf space in the large chain stores which in the long run should make the producer more money.

Angus cows are still in demand. Last fall the bred cows were fetching a premium through the auction ring and so were the bred heifers. There are plenty of bulls on test in stations across Ontario. Private treaty and Tested bull sales will be plentiful come March. After the annual meeting in Orangeville the week of January 24, the directorship is a nice mix of old and new faces. We have a strong agenda of activities to keep the Angus program rolling in Ontario. Sincerely Graham McLean

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Canadian Junior Angus Association by Chad Lorenz - President, CJAA

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. Feb 16 10th Ole Farms Family Day Black & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, at the farm, Athabasca, AB Feb 19 All Our Hearts Open House Bull & Female Sale, at the farm, Bluffton, AB Feb 21 Diamond T Stockman’s Choice Bull Sale, at the farm, Olds AB Feb 26 Benlock Farms Black Angus Bull Sale, at the farm, Grandora, SK Mar 5 Cutting Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Mar 6 20th Annual Cattleman’s Connection Black Angus Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Peake Ranching Bull Sale, Dorothy, AB at the Mar 9 Homestead Hall Harvie Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB Mar 10 th Mar 14 29 Annual LLB Spring Spectacular Bull & Female Sale, at the ranch, Erskine, AB Mar 16 Remitall Farms Bull Sale, at the farm, Olds, AB Mar 19 Bowerman Bros, Nesset Lake Angus 9th Annual Black Angus Bull Sale, MLA, Meadow Lake, SK Triple J Farm, Jeannot’s Black Angus Mar 27 th 6 Annual Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Rainbow Hills Black Angus Bull Sale, Delburne, AB Apr 2 Apr 4 Lauron Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale, Olds, AB Apr 14 106th Lacombe Bull Show & Sale, Lacombe, AB Apr 21 29th Annual Rancher’s Choice Black Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB “Livestock Insurance Available”

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1We are right in the midst of that time of year where many of us go from one busy season to the next as calving turns into bull sale preparation and before we know it that turns into breeding cows and delivering bulls. On this particular year it seems to be an impatient wait as everyone is anxious to find out how much our strong fall market will reflect in the spring bull sales. For us Juniors, we all get to be a part of that while we also pay our dues to school or post secondary or our jobs that are away from our home operation. Either way I think it is a rewarding time for young people to be involved. In terms of our junior programing at the time that I write this, we have put most of the final touches on GOAL Conference which will be held

in Guelph, Ontario, on Family Day weekend. Our Ontario Director, Michael Hargrave along with adult advisor Belinda Wagner have been able to source some new and exciting speakers and events for GOAL now that we have moved it to eastern Canada for the first time. In addition to that it looks as though this could be one of our best attended conferences to date. And there is no question that we will have some Junior Angus representation from coast to coast at this one. The February board meetings, held in conjunction with GOAL will also give our board an opportunity to move forward with our planning for Showdown 2015, which will be hosted in Olds, Alberta, this July 16-18. As I have mentioned before if you or your family are interested in the Canadian Junior Angus Association events please feel free to contact us or watch our advertising for available opportunities. Keep in mind that we have many scholarships, awards, travel bursaries to our events such as GOAL and Showdown, draws for cattle voucher's, and self directed travel opportunities available through the CJAA, the Canadian Angus Foundation and many of the regional associations. Chad Lorenz CJAA President

Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador by Matt Bates - Junior Ambassador

I hope that the holiday season brought everyone rest, relaxation and quality time spent with family. The New Year brings a time of reflection, goal setting and new opportunity for our breed. With that being said it is certainly rewarding to reflect on 2014, and all that it meant for the cattle industry. Prior to last year, if anyone had projected a $650 per head increase in value in one year they would have been laughed out of the room. This increase is not due to higher weights or far greater quality – it is a market reaction to years of declining numbers in the North American cowherd. Put into perspective, the increase in value of a feeder calf in the last year is greater than the total value of the calf you were selling five years ago. I know providing a market update isn’t one of the duties of the Angus Ambassador, but I think it is important to recognize the current state of the industry when speaking of youth involvement. Over the past several years there has been a steady

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decline in the number of youth who seek a full time career in the cow-calf sector. With industry optimism at an all time high, we may finally see young breeders choose to raise cattle on a full time basis. Given the market security and industry optimism, I hope that young Angus breeders will also feel enticed to get involved and take advantage of the countless opportunities that are available to youth in agriculture. Through the Canadian Junior Angus Association and the Canadian Angus Foundation alone, juniors can take advantage of the annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) conference, Showdown, exchange trips, travel bursaries, scholarships and more. I personally have benefited immensely from all of these opportunities and I would encourage all youth to apply to them as well. I can personally say that the time taken to apply seems pretty insignificant after having had the experience. Finally, I look forward to seeing many of our Canadian Angus Junior’s at the 2015 GOAL conference in February. I think it’s an important conference for young Angus breeders to network with other juniors and listen to various speakers who are cornerstone in our industry. There’s certainly no better time to be in this industry, and I hope young cattle producers will see the value in these opportunities, and take advantage of them through 2015. Wishing everyone all the very best! Matt Bates


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Dan & Janette Speller

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Wayne and Peggy Robinson

Box 36 Mossleigh, Alberta T0L 1P0 Phone (403) 934-4083

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

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

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Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie

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Mark & Rachel Merrill & Family Box 132, Hill Springs, Alberta T0K 1E0

(403) 626-3369

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

Diamond Willow Ranch Add Our Diamonds to Your Herd!

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

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Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085

RR #1, Stn. Mn., Airdrie, AB T4B 2A3 From Airdrie Overpass on SH 567, 10km W., 5km N., on SH 772

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Lee & Laura Brown

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

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund

P.O. Box 238, Clyde, Alberta T0G 0P0

Dwayne & Joanne Emery

Jim Round (780)348-5638

Barry Round

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

(780)348-5794

19th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09

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Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta TOJ 1SO

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Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

Dave & Jean Prichard 780-385-2226 Dan & Shelley Prichard Ph/Fax: 780-385-2298 lakeford@telusplanet.net Killam, Alberta Doug Noad 403-660-8371

“Visitor’s Welcome”

Fleming Stock Farms

Box 1, Granum, Alberta T0L 1A0 Ph: 403/687-2288 Fax: 403/687-2088 flemingangus@xplornet.com

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

FARMS

" Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton

Box 11, Site 15, R.R.# 2, Cochrane, Alberta T4C 1A2 (403) 932-5980 ~ hamiltonfarms.ca

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

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

(403)335-9112

LEEUWENBURGH ANGUS REGISTERED RED & BLACK ANGUS

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

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

Box 25, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3 leeuwenburghredangus@telusplanet.net

Lindsay & Donna Penosky & Family

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

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Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945

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


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P.O. Box 4205, Taber, Alberta T1G 2C7 Phone/Fax: (403)223-4118

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

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

Stoneydale BLACK ANGUS

Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

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Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Bill Dillabaugh

P.O. Box 91, Coleville, SK S0L 0K0 (306) 965-2554

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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

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Cell: (403)502-4776 cattle.creek@xplornet.com

Box 1902, Swift Current, SK S9H 4M6 (306)773-6313 email: chanel@t2.net

10 miles south of swift Current on hwy #4 & 8 miles west

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

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BROOKMORE ANGUS Quality Angus Cattle

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Jack & Barb Hart

General Delivery, Brookdale, Manitoba R0K 0G0 (204) 476-2607

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

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

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David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

Box 171, Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0E0 Roy & Vicki Forsyth

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

Registered Red & BlackAngus

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Allen & Merilyn Staheli

Greenbush Angus

Box 28, Carievale, SK S0C 0P0 (306) 928-4810 youngdaleangus@xplornet.com

Fax: (204)448-2126

Eddystone, Manitoba R0L 0S0

(204)448-2124 mstaheli@mts.net

R.R. #1, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 www.greenbushangus.com

Barrie & Bernice Baker (204)966-3822

Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann 306/454-2730

Shane, Alexis,

Keaton, Kamrie, Kohen Registered & Korbyn Kaufmann 306/454-2688 Red & Black Angus www.southviewranch.com P.O. Box 130, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 ● Fax: (306)454-2643 ● svr@sasktel.net

SPLENDORVIEW ANGUS FARM John Gottfried & Family

P.O. Box 183, Luseland, SK S0L 2A0

(306) 834-2844

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

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204.734.2073 - 204.734.0730 Comp 2 R.R.# 2, Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 www.andersoncattle.ca - andersoncattle@inethome.ca

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BILL & SYLVIA JACKSON

12201 TORBRAM RD, CALEDON. ONTARIO L7C 2T4 * (905)843-1236

D & C Cattle Co Doug & Carolyn Milne-Smith

Rob & Sandy Foubert

613/258-1062 rfoubert@dct.ca 4373 Rideau River Road, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Ad Index 4L Cattle Holdings .................. 66 66 Ranches ............................ 37 Allencroft Angus .................... 56 Anderson Cattle Co ................. 73 Arda Farms .............................. 41 Atlasta Angus ............................ 63 Bandura Ranches .................... 55 Bar 4A Cattle Co .................. IFC Bar EL Angus .......................... 89 Bear Creek Angus .................... 93 Belvin Angus ...................... OBC Benchmark Angus ................. 21 Blades Angus ......................... 93 Blairs.Ag Cattle Co .................. 30 Bohrson Marketing ................ 79 Border Butte ...................... 17, 56 Breed Creek Angus ................. 84 Brookmore Angus ................... 39 Brylor Ranch .......................... 28 Brylor Semen Sales ............. 22-23

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Castlerock Marketing .............. 59 Cattle Creek Ranching .... 4, 42, 47 Cattleman’s Connection ........ 39 Chapman Cattle Co .............. 31 Cooke Livestock .................... 46 Crescent Creek Angus ........... 48 Cudlobe Angus ......................... 1 Daines Cattle ......................... 104 Delorme Ranch ...................... 14 DJ Henderson ........................ 92 Double AA Angus .......... ...... 61 Early Sunset Ranch ................ 53 Ebon Hill Angus ..................... 70 El Dorado Angus ..................... 78 Everblack Angus ..................... 71 F Bar R Ranch ........................ 32 Fertile Valley Angus ........... 4, 49 Fleury Cattle Co .................... 57 Forsyth Ranch ......................... 68 Gemstone Cattle Co .............. 88

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Glen Islay Angus ...................... 5 Hamilton Farms ....................... 3 Harprey Farms ....................... 36 Harvest Angus ......................... 15 HBH Farms .......................... 39 HD Ranching ......................... 44 High Country Bull Sale ........... 44 Howe Family Farm ................. 50 Jackson Cattle Co ................. 80 Johnston Angus ................... 4, 49 JPM Farms ............................. 94 Lamb’s Quarters Angus ........ 86 Lauron Red Angus ................. 27 Lazy E Bar Ranching .............. 75 Leeuwenburgh Angus ............. 52 LLB Angus ............................. 45 Lookout Stock Farm .............. 68 Lorenz Angus .......................... 7 Majestic Cattle Co ................... 38 MCG Simmental ................... 87

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Medicine Hat Bull Sale ........... 81 Merit Cattle Co ..................... IBC Northern Alliance Bull Sale ..... 82 Northern Progress Bull Sale ..... 85 Peak Dot Ranch ................... 8-11 Peake Ranching ...................... 65 Poplar Meadows Angus .......... 29 Pugh Farms .............................. 89 Quantum Genetix ................ 103 Rack Red Angus ...................... 87 Rainbow Hills Ranch ............. 72 Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale ..... 61 Rebel Creek Angus ................. 88 Reid Angus ............................... 69 Remitall Farms ................. 77, 84 Richmond Ranch ................... 76 Rivercrest Angus ...................... 40 Rodgers Red Angus ................ 74 Saskalta Angus ......................... 61 Scott Stock Farm ...................... 33

Sheidaghan Anghus ................. 67 Shiloh Cattle Co ..................... 20 Six Mile Ranch ........................ 51 Spruce View Ranch ................. 36 Sunrise Red Angus ................ 27 Symens Land & Cattle ............ 26 T Down Trailer Ltd ................. 64 Top Grade Bull Sale ............... 88 Triple J Farms ......................... 54 U2 Ranch ......................... 18-19 Valleymere Angus .................... 40 Wheeler’s Stock Farm ............. 57 Wilbar Cattle Co .................... 43 WRAZ Red Angus .................. 6 Wulf Cattle Co ........................ 94 Young Dale Angus ................... 83 Z Bar Angus ............................ 88


Events Calendar March 3 Belvin Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 4 - 5 Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, AB March 5 Cutting Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB March 6 Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 7 High Country Bull Sale, Pincher Creek, AB March 7 Rack Red Angus & MCG Simmental Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 9 Peake Ranching Bull Sale, Homestead Coulee Hall, AB March 11 Power Pak Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB March 11 Mar Mac Farms Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 12 Bar EL Bull & Female Sale, Stettler, AB March 13 Arda Angus Bull Sale, Acme, AB March 13 Richmond Ranch Bull Sale, Rumsey, AB March 14 LLB Angus Bull & Female Sale, Erskine, AB

March 14 Harvest Angus Bull Sale, Williams Lake, BC March 14 CD Land & Cattle Bull Sale, Taber, AB March 14 Wheeler/Fleury Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 16 F-R Ranch Bull Sale, Brooks, AB March 16 Blades Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 16 Remitall Farms Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 17 Reid Angus Bull Sale, Brooks, AB March 17 Leeuwenburgh Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 18 Wilbar Bull & Female Sale, Dudurn, SK March 18 Spruce View Ranch Bull Sale, Killam, AB March 18 Medicine Hat Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB March 18 Pugh Farms Bull & Heifer Sale, Veteran, AB March 19 Allencroft/Border Butte Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB

March 19 Get-A-Grip Bull Sale, Forestburg, AB March 20 Scott Stock Farm Bull Sale, Crossfield, AB March 21 Bar 4A Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC March 21 Signature Series Bull Sale, Brook, AB March 24 U2 Ranch Bull Sale, High River, AB March 25 Hamilton Farms Bull & Select Female Sale, Cochrane, AB March 25 Little Royal Pen Show, Fort Macleod, AB March 26 Brylor Ranch Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB March 26 Cattle Creek Ranching Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK March 27 Lazy E Bar Bull Sale, Bashaw, AB March 27 Triple J Farms Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK March 27 Top Cut Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK March 27 Wulf Cattle Sale, Morris MN

March 28 Shiloh Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Hand Hills Lake, AB March 28 Northern Alliance Bull Sale, Vanderhoof, BC March 28 Stockman’s Select Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK March 28 Prairie Grass Red Angus Bull Sale, Airdrie, AB March 28 Lamb’s Quarters Angus & Taylor’s Red Angus Bull & Replacement Heifer Sale, Swift Current, SK March 30 Merit Cattle Co Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK March 30 Everblack Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB March 31 Early Sunset Ranch Production Sale, Edam, SK April 1 Peak Dot Ranch Bull Sale, Wood Mountain, SK April 1 Howe Red Angus, White Cap Charolais & Rosso Charolais Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK April 1 El Dorado Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB

April 2 Rainbow Hills Ranch Bull Sale, Delburne, AB April 9 El Dorado Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB April 11 Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK April 3 Northern Progress Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK April 4 66 Ranch Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB April 4 WRAZ Bull Sale Open House, Wawota, SK April 4 Lauron Red Angus Bull Sale, Olds, AB April 4 Crescent Creek Angus Bull & Female Sale, Goodeve, SK April 7 Lorenz Angus Bull Sale, Markerville, AB April 7 Blairs.Ag Bull Sale, Sedley, SK April 7 Top Grade Bull Sale, Brooks, AB April 9 Daines Cattle Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB April 10 Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK

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April 14 Rodgers Red Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB April 14 Young Dale Angus Bull Sale, Alameda, SK April 14 Lacombe Bull Sale, Lacombe, AB April 15 Benchmark Angus Bull Sale, Warner, AB April 15 Rivercrest-Valleymere Bull Sale, Alliance, AB April 17 Delorme Ranch Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK April 18 WRAZ Cornerstone Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK April 21 Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB April 24 Sheidaghan Anghus Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK May 29 Brooks All Breeds Bull Sale, Brooks, AB October Bar 4A Female Sale, Olds, AB October Cudlobe Influence Feeder Sale, Stavely, AB December 11 66 Ranch Fall Sale, Fort Macleod, AB

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Angus World Volume 23, Issue 1  
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National Canadian Angus Magazine