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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

Volume 22 #3*

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

Jan Lee Associate Editor

Table of Contents Advertising Rates Quality Pays Over Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Marbling Matters as Weaning Time Approaches . . . . . . . 12 Beef or Cattle - Selling into the Beef Value Chain . . . . . . . 14 Marbling, Maternal Cows Work . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Risky Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Showdown 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 I.P.E Show Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 On the Plains: Trains and $2 Corn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Bulkley Valley Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Nova Scotia Provincial Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Maritime Ivomec Angus Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Blue Water Angus Point Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Manitoba Beef Roundup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Old Home Week Show Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Lorenz Joins Bouchard Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Provincial Angus Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Canadian Junior Angus Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Canadian Angus Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Canadian Beef Breeds Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Dave’s Desk

I believe we have entered a new era in the cattle business. Prices are at an all time high, and in my opinion should remain that way for the foreseeable future. There is simply a shortage of inventory of cattle in North America. It seems that we have not began any kind of upturn in cattle numbers in the national beef herds here in Canada or in the United States. There are many ways that current cattle numbers have been described, the one that resonates with me is that they at 1950’s levels. With these lower levels, I hope the industry does not loose infrastructure as far as feed yards and packing plants.

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As an Angus breeder it is a time that we need to be more vigilant that we sell the breed to our commercial market place. Over the past decade or more, there has been a great amount of Angus genetics used in commercial beef herds. In fact there has been such a conversion to Angus that many herds are straight Angus or almost straight Angus. This is a great accomplishment. We now have to move from showing the advantages of an Angus cross breeding program to showing the benefit of having a straight bred commercial Angus herd. This task may well be more difficult. There are many programs that pay premiums for higher quality carcasses, however you need to own the animals at time of slaughter to collect them. Many commercial cow/calf producers sell their calves in the fall and in many cases do not know if they even qualify for premiums once they are fed. With a smaller number of calves available, it is a supply and demand situation which has put calf prices where they are today. Even with the soaring amount that calves are worth, there are premiums for those that qualify at the packing plant. I am not saying that everything rests on the quality of carcass because they still sell by the pound.

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The focus should be retaining our commercial bull buyers and making sure that they resist the temptation to turn out a bull of another breed in order to capitalize on hybrid vigor and maybe have a heavier calf to sell. I am not sure of the strategy to accomplish this, but do feel that it is something that needs to be considered. If you have any thoughts on this feel free to drop me a line and I can share them with the readership of this magazine.

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Quality Pays Over Time Striving for Carcass Excellence at the Flying E Ranche ~ by Trish Henderson It’s the little things on a cow-calf operation that can make a big difference to quality – and profitability. Just ask Larry Sears of the Flying E Ranche near Stavely, Alberta. Five years ago, 54% of Flying E carcasses graded AAA. Today, that number is up to 67%. And with grid premiums available, especially for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, Sears is aiming for 80% by 2016. Since taking over the family operation in 1992, Sears has sought continual herd improvement, starting with a switch to Angus genetics to improve hardiness and cost-efficiency. Twenty years ago, he was among the first to change vaccine protocol from hip to neck injections to improve beef quality. A decade ago, the Flying E began collecting carcass data, easy to obtain at first, because ownership of calves was retained through to slaughter. In recent years, more flexibility in marketing was required and some feeders were sold. That created a hurdle to accessing carcass results. Sears overcame that in 2007 by adopting the HerdTrax management program to link carcass and feedlot performance data back to the cow herd. With the ability to track animals via RFID tag numbers, the system allows for complete herd traceability and record-keeping. Today, the Flying E operation consists of 600 cows on 7,800 acres, with another 300

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cows in a calf share arrangement. Larry’s adult sons, Callum and Derek, work with him; and the Sears family continues to innovate.

separating calves from cows across an electric fence for four days, we’re trying to minimize the stress of weaning on calves.”

Speaking at last summer’s Carcass 101 workshop at Olds, AB, Sears shared the most recent advances to his herd management regime, all aiming for higher quality grades and grid premiums.

He recognized many factors, such as weather, feeding regimen, stress, implant strategies and fetal imprinting can affect marbling and quality grades.

A multi-year pilot program with Alberta Agriculture and Identigen was launched at the Flying E in 2010, using DNA testing to determine the sires of all calves from their multi-sire pastures. “This gives us a window to see which bulls are doing the work and which are on the sidelines. And so far, matching carcass data to our herd sires also indicates bulls can vary widely with carcass quality results,” Sears said. “We haven’t changed our bull battery very much since then, but we did make some changes in our management practices to improve carcass quality. In the last year, we have initiated new management protocols, as recommended by Certified Angus Beef, to further improve grades and enhance our opportunity to achieve premiums,” he said. “For example, we no longer implant at branding – instead this happens at weaning when the calves are on a higher plane of nutrition. We are also trying different strategies to improve the transition from the cow to the backgrounding lot,” Sears said. “By offering creep feed before weaning and then

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“With a backgrounding lot added in 2009, we’re now able to feed first-calf heifers separately,” Sears said. “We’re expecting improved fertility and better carcass traits because of this. We’ve gone from a low-cost cow-calf operation to a more intensive one.” HerdTrax has also been used to index and rank Flying E cows for profitability, based on progeny characteristics like weaning weight, finished weight, carcass grade and carcass price. By closely monitoring cow performance and seeking feedlot and carcass feedback on calves, Sears has come to two realizations. “First, it’s difficult to achieve premium carcasses by piecing together all the components that lead to higher marbling…it doesn’t just happen on its own,” he said. “Secondly, when you have health challenges and calves that go off feed, they seldom reach the premium carcass levels you aim for. We need to address herd health from conception to finish.”


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Despite challenges, Sears remains convinced about the value of producing high-quality beef. As a past chairman of the Canadian Beef Export Federation, now Canada Beef Inc., he has witnessed market rewards for quality south of the border. “There have been more premium programs available in the U.S. than Canada for various reasons. Scale of the industry and maturity of the relationships required to build those systems have been available in the U.S. before we, as Canadians, had any market power to either negotiate or develop this type of program,” he said. Nonetheless, Sears is optimistic about the future of quality premiums in Canada. “Today, there is some pressure being applied to change aspects of the grading [and marketing] system in order to reward superior carcasses and send signals back to the primary producer—both in a timely fashion and with economic incentive,” he added.

To capitalize on current and future grid premiums, the Sears family plans to retain ownership of their calves to some degree. “I think retained ownership has a lot of merit most of the time,” Sears said. “Not only for potential profitability, but for knowledge as well. It’s good experience to find out what things look like on the other end of the scale. Learning if you have a feeding loss or a feeding gain on a certain group of cattle will help you understand the feedlot owner and why he’s going to offer you a certain bid.” Sears also credited modern traceability systems, herd management software, and DNA testing for providing further insight – especially when cow-calf producers do not keep an interest in their feeders further down the value chain.

"Without these modern tools we might have more time on our hands to do things the way we used to do them, but I’m not sure we’d be making the genetic improvements we're capable of,” he said. “You get out of these tools what you put into them. We could still do more, but there are always other challenges and issues around a ranch." For more information on Certified Angus Beef recommended production practices for cow-calf operations, click on “Best Management Practices” at www.cabpartners.com.

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Marbling Matters as Weaning Time Approaches Research shows weaning time has high impact on marbling. Marbling in cattle—the taste fat—was long considered the feedlot’s responsibility, until research pointed to opportunities all the way back to the ranch. Genetic potential is a key, and deposition of this intramuscular fat links to management decisions much earlier than those final months on feed. In one of those critical points, a 60-day window before and after weaning, fat cells undergo a transition from increasing in number to growing in size. Decisions can affect both number and size (see Figure 1). Jason Ahola, Colorado State University animal scientist delves into the details in his recent whitepaper, “Effects of the 60-day Window Around the Time of Weaning on Subsequent Quality Grade and Eating Quality of Beef,” available at www.cabpartners.com/research. The full-scale analysis found marbling deposition can be influenced by diet and management during the window from pre-weaning through about 250 days of age. As a known time when fat deposition processes may be altered, those 60 days represent an opportunity. “It appears if we can influence the number of cells, we can influence the amount of fat or marbling cattle put into those cells,” Ahola says. “This differentiation that occurs around the time of weaning is somewhat dependent on what kind of feed the cattle are on, their energy balance and the amount of stress they are under.” The fact that weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life underscores this period’s critical nature for marbling deposition. Ahola’s paper covers a wide scope of influencers from nutrition to low-stress weaning, creep feeding, mineral supplements, castration, implants and weaning time.

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He found two main practices with a proven positive impact: early castration and weaning early onto a high-energy diet. Nearly all producers castrate male calves, but not all may realize research shows the earlier calves are cut, the better their carcass quality and value in grid marketing. Those who wean early may not think about enhancing calf value or carcass quality, but weaning at 100 to 150 days of age (compared to the industry norm of 205 days) has been shown to improve marbling if weaned onto a high-energy ration. In turn, the probability of reaching Premium Choice or Prime is greater in early-weaned cattle according to several studies, but overall profitability of this practice over conventional weaning has not been studied says Ahola. At any rate, the apparent advantages do not consistently hold true for normal weaned calves, for which starting on a high-energy ration has no impact on later carcass merit. However, they do perform better than late-weaned cattle. Studies have shown quality grade and back fat are not affected by late weaning age and data does not suggest a negative impact on carcass quality. However, cattle placed on feed earlier such as early-weaned or normally weaned calves have greater marbling than those placed on feed as yearlings. In addition to early weaning, placing calves onto a high-energy diet immediately after weaning allows favorable marbling changes to occur, the research says. Providing high-energy diets to calves at a young, less than typical weaning age, enhances deposition of intramuscular fat, more so that simply weaning at an early age.

To harness the marbling genetic potential of the Angus breed, Ahola points to a combination of practices at the cow-calf level that create a low-stress environment for calves. His recipe includes tactics proven to enhance marbling as well as strategies that have at least some evidence of a positive impact through reduction of stress. Beyond prompt castration and early weaning onto a high-energy diet, Ahola found low-stress management such as fence-line weaning or use of a self-weaning nose flap, in combination with a vaccination program, worming, and mineral supplementation can help with marbling. While not all of these practices have proven scientific links to marbling, several large studies have shown a link between treatment rates for illness and quality grade or marbling. The more times an animal must be treated, the more detrimental it is to intramuscular fat deposition. “Set cattle up in such a way that they are considered to be low-risk cattle at weaning,” Ahola recommends. Regarding growth technologies around the time of weaning or branding, research shows implants do not influence marbling deposition. However, giving a steer more than two implants over its lifetime has had negative impacts on end product quality. The industry continually struggles to meet a growing demand for highly marbled beef, but Ahola suggests one answer is an increased management focus on promoting intramuscular fat deposition prior to the feedyard phase. “Our industry currently is under-supplying highly marbled beef to consumers,” he says. “If we are going to be more profitable and if we are going to provide our consumers with a better product, we need to increase the average marbling of our cattle.” Research shows the way to cow-calf producers, through a marbling window to higher profitability.

Figure 1. Suggested “marbling window” and approximate timing of adipocyte hypertrophy (increase in cell size) and hyperplasia (increase in cell number) activity associated with intramuscular fat during a beef animal’s lifetime (adapted from Du et al., 2013). Page 12

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Beef or Cattle - Selling into the Beef Value Chain By Trish Henderson With record-high prices for all classes of cattle and soaring grocery store beef prices, cattle producers got a boost of optimism in 2014. But it’s still no time to be complacent. To maximize profitability, beef industry players – from cow-calf producers to packers – need to know and understand what their direct customers are looking for, according to Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst at Canfax, the market analysis division of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “Disconnect along the beef value chain has always been a struggle for our sector, but this also presents a huge opportunity to improve information flow in order to better satisfy consumer preferences,” Perillat says. Value drivers change To begin with, it’s essential to understand the price of beef at the wholesale and retail levels is

strongly related to Canadian fed cattle prices. “The quarterly change in cattle prices in Canada tends to lead changes in consumer beef prices. When cattle prices increase, beef prices increase and vice versa,” writes market analyst Kevin Grier, in a recent report. Grier notes cattle prices are more volatile than consumer prices, partly because grocers have more control over their own retail pricing than packers or cattle feeders do over cattle prices. The impact of record beef prices, and the fact that beef is becoming more expensive relative to other meats, is a source of concern for Grier. Retailers are finding it more difficult to feature beef as a sale item and how consumers respond to higher beef prices will have a big impact on the sector. According to Perillat, however, widespread media attention of tight beef supplies and

associated high prices has helped prepare retailers and consumers for higher beef prices. He recommends cattle producers watch beef wholesale (cutout) prices as an indicator of beef demand. “The AA and AAA cutout value is the weighted average value of all components of a carcass at a wholesale price; it tells us what the packer is selling beef for. Cutout prices are more responsive to the marketplace than retail prices, which can be inconsistent due to retail features,” he says. Perillat also sees changing consumer preferences affecting Canadian beef and cattle prices. “In the past, loins drove fed cattle prices, but today fewer people are cooking roasts. Recession and changing lifestyles have led to increased demand for ground beef – it’s easy to prepare, consistent in quality and one of the cheaper beef items on grocery store shelves.” Canada has typically imported large volumes of ground beef from non-NAFTA countries, but increasing beef demand from other nations, like China, means global beef supplies are disappearing faster than ever. Feedlots mitigate price risk Cattle feeders and packers have also been feeling the effects of tight supply. “Dwindling cattle numbers make it increasingly important for packers to secure a steady supply of fed cattle to consistently meet the demands of their retail and food service customers,” Perillat says. “And several years of negative margins in the feedlot sector have also led to more sophisticated feedlot management.” As a result, forward contracts have become an appealing way for both packers and feedlots to mitigate risk. According to Canfax data, Alberta’s largest packers forward contracted 48 per cent of their supply in 2013 – a 21 per cent increase over 2012. The logistical challenges posed by country of origin labelling have also led to more forward contracting by U.S. packers procuring Canadian fed cattle. Forward contracts mean fixed prices, so feedlots selling contract cattle will focus on gain and feed conversion to maximize profit. But despite the recent popularity of forward contracts, carcass quality is still important. Carcass grading focuses on two components: meat quality, such as marbling, and red meat yield (also called yield grade). The ideal carcass will achieve “Prime” and “Yield Grade 1.” “An understanding of the Canadian beef grading system is crucial for all cattle producers,” Perillat emphasizes.

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Premium potential Approximately one-quarter of finished cattle are sold to packers on a grid (formula) system, offering set prices based on the quality grade and yield grade of each carcass. Top-grading animals are usually in short supply during spring and summer – coinciding with peak grilling season – thus Canadian packers pay higher grid premiums in these months. Some branded beef programs also pay more for superior product. Grid premiums of up to $30 a head are paid for Certified Angus Beef® qualifying

carcasses in Canada, according to that brand. “To maximize these marketing opportunities, you have to know how your animals will grade,” Perillat advises. Further down the value chain, cow-calf producers need to anticipate and respond to consumer demand. “Think about how you’ll market next year’s calf crop when bulls are turned out in the spring. Will heifers be sold as replacement stock? Will calves be marketed as antibiotic-free, implant-free or grass-fed? What prices are projected for when those calves will be sold? And what will it cost to

raise those calves?” Perillat suggests cow-calf producers talk to cattle brokers, feedlots and auctions to learn what attributes are valued. If you can meet a buyer’s specific criteria, you may be able to earn a premium. Calves that can be marketed as natural have typically brought $5 to $10 a hundredweight more than average, he says. Age-verified and preconditioned animals also tend to earn market premiums of $3.58 a hundredweight and $6.93 a hundredweight, respectively, according to a 2013 study of two Alberta auction markets. To maximize profitability, Perillat recommends cattle producers focus on two areas of their business. “Know your cattle – how they perform in the feedlot and on the rail – to make sure you don’t undersell them. Then understand your costs of production and determine what price you need for your animals.” is article is reprinted by permission of the author and Farm Credit Canada. It was originally published in the September/October 2014 issue of FCC's magazine, AgriSuccess. For subscription information about the AgriSuccess Journal, please see www.fcc.ca/agrisuccess.

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Marbling, Maternal Cows Work by: Miranda Reiman It may be easier to explain away why you don’t have marbling in the herd than it is to get it. Some say that’s the origin of the popular “urban legend” in the Angus breed: high marbling potential is for “terminal” cattle, because they don’t make good mamas. You can’t have both in the same herd. But you can, as more and more commercial Angus herds across North America are proving with data and profit. Recent research suggests any theories to the contrary were simply created by those who have not made much effort to select for carcass traits and thus describe their herds as “maternal.”

Decades ago, some fairly popular and high-marbling Angus bulls happened to score low in that indicator, but that was just coincidence, according to all evidence. Both small-scale studies and actual analysis of the expected progeny differences (EPDs) for marbling and scrotal circumference found no association between the two traits. Nor should marbling ability impact the onset of puberty. “Age at first calving” is often used to determine if a female will get pregnant during a normal breeding season. One study indicated no relationship and

Table 1. Pairwise correlations between marbling and maternal EPDs or dollar value indices for all sires included in the Fall 2013 Angus Sire Evaluation Report Statistics EPD or $ Index r P - value Birth Weight (BW) -0.08 0.0001 Calving Ease Direct (CED) 0.17 <0.0001 Calving Ease Maternal (CEM) 0.28 <0.0001 Weaning weight (WW) 0.15 <0.0001 Yearling Weight (YW) 0.19 <0.0001 Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) 0.07 0.0027 Scrotal Circumference (SC) 0.06 0.0039 Heifer Pregnancy (HP) 0.06 0.0408 Docility (DOC) 0.05 0.0258 Maternal Milk (Milk) 0.22 <0.0001 Mature Weight (MW) 0.13 <0.0001 Mature Height (MH) 0.18 <0.0001 Cow Energy Value ($EN) -0.23 <0.0001 Weaned Calf Value ($W) 0.15 <0.0001 “Selection for Marbling and the Impact on Maternal Traits,” a research paper by Virginia Tech Extension animal scientist Scott Greiner and graduate student Jason Smith, explores the topic. Marbling has a slight relationship “with most of the traits that we associate with cowherd productivity,” Greiner says (see Table 1). Terminal and maternal traits can “coexist.” The first step to building a productive cow is to get her bred and bred early, and scrotal circumference is an indicator of fertility.

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another said an increase in a full unit of marbling would extend age at first calving by 10 days. “A breeder that makes a 0.25 unit improvement in marbling EPD would be expected to increase age at first calving by less than three days,” authors Greiner and Smith state. There is no correlation between marbling and heifer pregnancy in the Angus database. “Angus sires are highly sought after amongst commercial producers due to their ability to excel at calving ease while they maintain or improve carcass

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traits,” the paper says. The limited research highlights possible positive impacts, such as increased marbling in tandem with calf survival, lower birth weight and better calving ease. The Association’s data shows there is a positive correlation (.22) between marbling and maternal milk. “This is always important, whether you’re selecting for marbling or not: keep milk production at a level that’s appropriate for your environment and your management,” Greiner says. “Opportunity currently exists within the Angus sire population to select for marbling while divergently selecting for maternal milk.” The scientists found no evidence of increased calving interval or reduced stayability among high-marbling populations, but research on mature cow size and efficiency is less clear. High-marbling cows may tend to be larger and slightly less efficient. The cow energy dollar-value index ($EN) has a minor negative correlation with marbling at -.23, but the marbling EPD is positively correlated with residual average daily gain (RADG) and the weaned calf ($W) index, “suggesting a favorable relationship between marbling potential and both pre-weaning value and post-weaning gain efficiency,” the paper says. Using EPDs and indexes to match cattle to environment is key, but reports from the American Angus Association indicate producers do not often utilize those tools to regulate mature size. Greiner says breeding for maternal traits takes much longer to see marked improvements since they’re lowly heritable and environment is also at work. Dick Beck, Three Trees Ranch, Sharpsburg, Ga., says that’s why it is so rewarding to focus on both. “Of course we should keep working on the cowherd, but why would you walk away from making progress on a trait that’s easily improved?” he wonders. “To say I’m going to improve 90-day conception rate by 5%, that is a tough, tough goal,” Beck says. “Saying I’m going to improve the quality grade of my next calves by 5%, I can do that in my sleep, with the right genetics. And it doesn’t take away from my efforts to improve on those tough goals.” View the paper at http://www.cabpartners.com/news/research.php.


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Risky Business Forum goers find ways around obstacles, both short and long term - by Miranda Reiman Cattle feeders know their business is full of risks. At the 2014 Feeding Quality Forum, held in Kearney, Nebraska, and Amarillo, Texas, attendees learned more about immediate and long-term threats to profitability. The “bio boom” is over, global meat consumption is flat and grain supplies are up, Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company, said. He predicts a 14-billion-bushel crop this fall and an average 2014-15 price of $3.60 per bushel. “We’re back to waiting for a significant climatic event to cause a rally,” Basse said. With feed costs under control, the real risk turns to cattle supplies. “The market is screaming for feeder calves,” the analyst said. It’s going to take five to seven years for herd rebuilding to catch up with demand and for profitability to return to the feeding sector. “Cows hold the opportunity.” Scott Brown, ag economist with the University of Missouri, said during herd rebuilding the numbers show that it pays to focus on not only building quantity, but quality. “Statistically pork and chicken make better substitutions in the Select market,” he said. “We don’t see the same substitution competition for Choice and Prime.” A 10% increase in Prime prices equates to very little change in consumption, but that same 10% increase in Select price moves the consumption down at a much quicker pace. “Quality can become a risk management tool for the industry in the long run,” he said. “Investment in the genetics of that herd will pay dividends.”

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When feeders get good cattle into the yard, it’s important to take care of all of the details to make sure they’ll live up to their potential. Fred Vocasek, senior laboratory agronomist with Servi-Tech, talked about the importance of feed testing. “Too many people just go by the NRC [Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle] tables and assume corn silage is average,” Vocasek said. “Our data shows it ranges from about 7.5% to 9% crude protein and there are other differences as well. On many grains and feedstuffs, we can look up an average range over time by the first 3 numbers in a zip code, so a producer can see where his feed ranks in the area.” It’s important for feeders to know these variables, he said, as the content of each load could vary widely, especially if equipment fails to provide an even delivery to the bunk. Employee skill and dedication are also important factors when it comes to consistent cattle care. A panel of feeders discussed hiring and retention, sharing their tips for keeping the best talent on the team. Nebraskans Anne Burkholder of Will Feed Inc. and John Schroeder of Darr Feedlot joined Canadian Leighton Kolk on the Kearney panel. In Amarillo it was Panhandle area managers Ben Fort of Quien Sabe Feeders and Kevin Hazelwood, Cactus Feeders. “Employees want to know that what they say matters,” Burkholder said. All panelists said successful manager-employee relationships include good communication, clear expectations and a way to provide feedback. It’s also important to pay feedlot workers enough to have

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a good quality of life, Burkholder said. Some feeders rely on websites and job listings, others on university connections and other networks, but many agreed with Fort: “Good employees come from good employees. My last choice is to advertise for help.” Communication isn’t just important within a business or an industry. It’s an especially effective hedging tool in the quest to maintain consumer confidence in beef, said Brad Morgan, Zoetis meat scientist. “We have to embrace technology, but do consumers like technology? Not really,” he said, mostly attributing that to their lack of experience with technology as it relates to food. The United Kingdom provides a case study of what happens when popular opinion pushes a country toward unsustainable models. A recent study noted if they were to only eat food produced within their borders, the British would run out by Aug. 14 each year. “Most countries that have been successful over time have been able to feed themselves,” Morgan said. The burden is on producers to relate their practices to the public and to please that ultimate consumer. “Demand is there for premium-type programs that are going to perform,” he said. As a program highlight before lunch, Topper Thorpe, longtime Cattle-Fax CEO, accepted the 2014 Industry Achievement Award. The forum was sponsored by Purina, Feedlot magazine, Zoetis, Roto-Mix and Certified Angus Beef LLC; more information will be available soon at www.cabpartners.com.


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Showdown 2014 July 17 - 19, 2014 - Virden, Manitoba ~ Judge: Bill Biglieni, Douglas, Manitoba Peewee Division ______________________________ Female born In 2013 1) Six Mile Lady Of Six 735A (Connealy Complete 8454) Eric Smith, Mankota, SK 1) N7's Blkwood Lady 45A (Sitz Upward 307R) Lane Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 1) N7's Blkwood Lady 30A (Tokach Update 9009) Colter Sprung, Manitou, MB Bull born in 2014 1) N7's Jose Cuervo 30B (Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205) Grace Glover, Boissevain, MB Open Division _______________________________ Heifer Calf Class 1) Red Wrights 161X Firefly 11B (Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 2) Lorenz Caroline 4B (Lorenz Paradigm 13Z) Chad Lorenz, Markerville, AB Champion Heifer Calf Red Wrights 161X Firefly 11B Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Lorenz Caroline 4B Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1) Merit Socialite 3159 (Bar-E-L Iron Will 32Y) Macy Liebreich, Radville, SK 2) S7R The Little Black Dress 56A (AAR Ten X7008 SA) Alexis DeCorby, Rocanville, SK 3) Six Mile Lady of Six 735A (Connealy Complete 8454) Coy Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 4) Mich Erica 1379 (PVF Insight 0129) Kodie Doetzel, Lipton, SK 5) Merit Lass 3147 (Merit Justice 41X) Carson Liebreich, Radville, SK 6) WKJ Georgina 118A (Soo Line Motive 1109) Larissa Rutten, Wawota Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) Merit Socialite 3060 (Merit Justice 41X) Garrett Liebreich, Radville, SK 2) Red T&S Sage 33A (Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U)Megan Hunt, Rose Valley, SK 3) Crescent Creek Rosebud 94A (Crescent Creek Pacesetter 16U) Katie Olynyk, Goodeve, SK 4) N7's Blkwood Lady 30A (Tokach Update 9009) Kelby Sprung, Manitou, MB 5) Red Livingstone Cherrycoke (Red Livingstone Toaster 240Y) Katherine Laycraft, Moose Jaw, SK 6) AW Esther 23A (GDAR Game Day 449) Traci Henderson, Saskatoon, SK 7) Red ACC Bonnie 13A (Red McRaes Mohican 40X) Breanna Anderson, Swan River, MB Yearling Heifer Class - Split 3 1) SCC Lady Blossom 25A (Styles Upgrade J59) Brianna Kimmel, Lloydminster, AB 2) Red Sunset Ridge Meranda 3A (Red Beckton Epic R397 K) Rachel Howatt, Manitou, MB 3) N7’s Tilda 18A (SAV Best Interest 0136) Ty Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 4) Red Sunset Ridge Martha 4A (Red Beckton Epic R397 K) Naomi Howatt, Manitou, MB 5) Topview Ruby 21A (MVF Upward 136X) Taron Topham, Grandview, MB 6) Red Nu-Horizon Misty 317A (JL Jock 9002) Page 22

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Ty Catley, Craven, SK 7) Young Dale Pollyanna 55A (Young Dale Xcaliber 32X) Kendra Topham, Grandview, MB Yearling Heifer Class - Split 4 1) Brooking Annie 307 (SAV 004 Density 4336) Ty Schwan, Swift Current, SK 2) DMM Blackcap Essence 22A (DMM Riptide 27Y) Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB 3) Red SHCC Fran 2A (Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W) Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB 4) Nu-Horizon Lass 307A (Soo Line Motive 9016) Jarrett Hargrave, Proton Station, ON 5) N7’s Blkwood Lady 8A (Tokach Update 9009) Laura Tolton, Carberry, MB 6) Red WWF Clarit 2A (Red Ter-Ron Realdeal 01W) Mikayla Blaschuck, Chaplin, SK Yearling Heifer Class - Split 5 1) JPD Blackcap 6A (SAV Pioneer 7301) Nolan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 2) JPD Errollne 5A (Will Role Model)Owen Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 3) JPD Blackcap 13A (Shipwheel Chinook) Evan Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 4) Northern View Atalanta (Northern View Upward 93Y) Martina Tibble, Swan River, MB 5) JPD Miss Marion 2A (Allencroft Illini 01 144J) Michaela Chalmers, Shanty Bay, ON 6) Cudlobe Jangles 27A (Exar Upshot 0562B) Grant Bullock, Wingham, NSW, Australia 7) Cudlobe Blackcap 1A (Remitall F Motion 3Y) Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, AB Champion Junior Heifer Merit Socialite 3060 - Garrett Liebreich Reserve Champion Junior Heifer JPD Blackcap 6A - Nolan Chalmers Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Lorenz Caroline 1Z (FV Pioneer 83X calf by Lorenz Paradigm 13Z)Chad Lorenz, Markerville, AB 2) Red Wrights 5X Firefly 80Z (Red Wrights Easy Deal 5X calf by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 3) N7’s Mary KT 35Z (SAV Pioneer 7301 calf by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) Bandura Vista 136Y (LLB Free Wheeler 268S calf by Norseman Pioneer 37’11) Cayley Peltzer, Rosemary, AB 2) AWH Pauline 9R (N Bar Emulation EXT calf by McCumber Fortunate 239) Traci Henderson, Saskatoon, SK Champion Senior Female Bandura Vista 136Y - Cayley Peltzer Reserve Champion Senior Female Lorenz Caroline 1Z - Chad Lorenz Grand Champion Female Bandura Vista 136Y - Cayley Peltzer Reserve Champion Female Merit Socialite 3060 - Garrett Liebreich

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Owned Division ______________________________ Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1) Bar-E·L Erica 74A (Bar-E-L Natural Law 52Y) Maguire Blair, Drake, SK 2) Bar-H Hope 15A (Bar-H Balancer 14X) John Hogberg, Langenburgh, SK 3) Young Dale Erica 135A (Young Dale Yohann 39Y) Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB 4) Red Blair's Larlaba 42A (Red Wheel Gangster 31Y) Baxter Carvey, McLean, SK 5) Red Kenray Jet Stream 11A (Red Corner Creek Cash 2R)Brittany Hunt, Rose Valley, SK 6) Bar-H Cora 32A (S Titlest 1145) Hillary Sauder, Hodgeville, SK 7) Bar B Royal Pride 12A (SAV 707 Rito 9969) Wade Olynyk, Goodeve, SK 8) N7's Tibbie 53A (N7’s Outlook 26X) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB 9) Crescent Creek Queen Ruth 104A (S Chisum 0206)Breanna Anderson, Swan River, MB Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) Red Brown Creek Sunflower (Red RMJ Redman 1T) Laurie Morasch, Bassano, AB 2) Mar Mac Heather 29A (DMM Creed 75W) Haley Brownell, Redvers, SK 3) Topview Karama 3A (SAV Bismarck 5682) Levi Best, Harding, MB 4) TSN Favorite 6A (SAV Brilliance 8077) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 5) AT Erelile 1A (CJ Prestige 25T) Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB 6) DMM Blackbird 18A (DMM Posi-Traction 57P) Raina Syrnyk, Elhelbert, MB 7) Harvest Pride 19A (HF Hemi 151T) Kodie Doetzel, Lipton, SK 8) Cudlobe Enchantress 2A (Remitall F Motion 3Y) Riley Blair, Claresholm, AB 9) Border Butte MS Skymere 43A (Soo Line Kodiak 0148)Kateri Blair, Claresholm, AB Champion Junior Female Red Brown Creek Sunflower - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Junior Female Bar-E-L Erica 74A - Maguire Blair Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z (Red Lazy MC Lookout 153X calf by Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z) Laurie Morasch, Bassano, AB 2) Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z (Red Ringstead Kargo 215U calf by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Baxter Blair, McLean, SK 3) Bandura Miss Carol 80Z (SAV Campbell 0065 calf by Norseman Pioneer 37’11) Cayley Peltzer, Rosemary, AB 4) Red SY Ziva 27Z (Wynnbrook's Unbelievable 9U calf by Red RCR Rio Grande 123Z) Becky Domolewski, Taber, AB 5) Red Double MM Bayberry 1Z (Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W calf by Red Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334) Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB 6) DMM Blackbird 8Z (DMM Dynasty 03G calf by HF Tiger 5T) Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) TVA Tibbie 35X (Topview Net Worth 36U calf by TJF Legacy 140Y) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 2) WWF Upward Erica 96Y (Sitz Upward 307R calf by


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MJLC Boomer 19Y) Hillary Sauder, Hodgeville, SK 3) DJCC Rosebud 15X (Duff New Attraction 6110 calf by TJF Legacy 140Y) Levi Best, Harding, MB Champion Senior Female Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Senior Female Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z - Baxter Blair Grand Champion Female Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Female Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z - Baxter Blair Bred & Owned Division _______________________ Heifer Calf Class 1) Red CD Ziva 703B (Red RCR Rio Grande 123Z) Becky Domolewski, Taber, AB 2) SPR RDG Sweety Pie 523B(Connealy under)Jennifer Jermey, Ashern, MB 3) Red LHCC Bayberry 21B (Red Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334) Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB Champion Heifer Calf Red CD Ziva 703B - Becky Domolewski Reserve Champion Heifer Calf SPR RDG Sweety Pie 523B - Jennifer Jermey Yearling Heifer Class 1) CHL Rosebud 2A (TVA Net Worth 8Y) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 2) Crescent Creek Annie K32A (SFL Up Top 42Y) Wade Olynyk, Goodeve, SK 3) SPR RDG Duck 330A (SAV Camaro 9272) Chris Jermey, Ashern, MB 4) SPR ROG Blackbird 23A (Spridge Worth e Weight 813W) Will Jermey, Ashern, MB 5) SPR RDG Latte 2300A (SAV Camaro 9272) Jennifer Jermey, Ashern, MB 6) Tolton Missie 1A (KLM Ultimatum 5X)Laura Tollon, Carberry, MB Champion Junior Female CHL Rosebud 2A - Naomi Best Reserve Champion Junior Female Crescent Creek Annie K32A - Wade Olynyk Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) SPR RDG Sweety 23Y (Spridge Worth e Weight 813W calf by Connealy under) Jennifer Jermey, Ashern, MB Senior Champion Female SPR RDG Sweety 23Y - Jennifer Jermey Grand Champion Female Red CD Ziva 703B - Becky Domolewski

Reserve Champion Female CHL Rosebud 2A - Naomi Best Bull Division ________________________________ Bull Calf Class - Split 1 1) Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B (Red NCJ Lazy MC Venom 34Z) Laurie Morasch, Bassano, AB 2) CHL Legacy 10B(TJF Legacy 140Y) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 3) RBS Tiger Shark 7B (HF Tiger 5T) Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB 4) AW Game Day 18B (GDAR Game Day 449) Amber McNish, Pierson, MB 5) CHL Legacy 14B (TJF Legacy 140Y)Levi Best, Harding, MB 6) N7's Jose Cuervo 30B (Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB Bull Calf Class - Split 2 1) Red Double B Bullseye 1B (Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Baxter Blair, McLean, SK 2) Red T&S Smoken 21B (Red Six Mile Sakic 832S) Kelly Holmstrom, Tisdale, SK 3) Red Blairswest Power Up 1B (Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Maguire Blair, Drake, SK 4) Triple Star Settler 2B (Norseman Pioneer 37'11) Cayley Peltzer, Rosemary, AB 5) AW Fortunate Son 8B (McCumber Fortunate 239) Traci Henderson, Saskatoon, SK Champion Bull Calf Red Lazy MC Benelli 102B - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Bull Calf Red Double B Bullseye 1B - Baxter Blair Yearling Bull Class 1) CHL Legacy 34A (TJF Legacy 140Y) Levi Best Harding, MB Champion Junior Bull CHL Legacy 34A - Levi Best Grand Champion Bull Red Lazy Me Benellll02B - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Bull Red Double B Bullseye 1B - Baxter Blair Commercial Division _________________________ Heifer Calf Class 1) She's a Keeper (TSH 56Z) Brittany Hunt, Rose Valley, SK Champion Heifer Calf She's a Keeper - Brittany Hunt

Yearling Heifer Class 1) Cherry Blossom (WKJ 10Y) Cade Rutten, Wawota, SK 2)SHRX 19A (n/a) MartinaTibbie, Swan River, MB 3) Fancy (Clayton Sprung) Clayton Sprung, Manilou, MB 4) Dolly (n/a) Kelby Sprung, Manitou, MB Champion Junior Female Cherry Blossom -Cade Rutten Reserve Junior Female SHRX 19A - Martina Tibbie Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1)Kayos 51Z (JONW IX)Brittany Hunt, Rose Valley, SK Champion Senior Female Kayos 51Z-Brittany Hunt Grand Champion Female Cherry Blossom - Cade Rutten Reserve Champion Female Kayos 51Z - Brittany Hunt Steer born in 2013 - Finished Steer 1) J.T. - Baxter Blair, Mclean, SK 2) Angus - Coy Gibson, Fir Mountain, SK 3) HCC Shut It Down 48A - Laura Horner, Minnedosa, MB 4) Ben - Lauren Blair, McLean, SK 5) Mountain Man - Raina Syrnyk, Ethelbert, MB Grand Champion Steer J.T. - Baxter Blair Reserve Champion Steer Angus - Coy Gibson Canadian Class _______________________________ 1) Red Blairs Pricllla 44Z (Red Ringstead Kargo 215U calf by Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X ) Baxter Blair, McLean, SK 2) Red Blair's Larlaba 42A (Red Wheel Gangster 31Y) Baxter Blair, McLean, SK 3) Red Blairswest Power Up 1B (Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X)Maguire Blair, Drake, SK 4) Red Wrights 161X Firefly 11B (Red Soo Line Power Eye 161X) Katie Wright, Melfort, SK 5) Red ACC Bonnie 13A (Red McRaes Mohican 40X)Breanna Anderson, Swan River, MB 6) Red WWF Clarit 2A (Red Ter·Ron Realdeal 01W) Hillary Sauder, Hodgeville, SK Grand Champion Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z - Baxter Blair Reserve Champion Red Blair's Larlaba 42A - Baxter Blair

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Showdown 2014 July 17 - 19, 2014 - Virden, Manitoba Grand Aggregate Grand Junior Aggregate - Hillary Sauder Reserve Junior Aggregate - Baxter Blair Grand Intermediate Aggregate - Jarret Hargrave Reserve Intermediate Aggregate - Meghan McGillivray Grand Senior Aggregate - Jennifer Jenmey Reserve Senior Aggregate - Chad Lorenz Print Marketing Judge: Tom Burke, Smithville, Missouri Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Reserve Champion Junior - Baxter Blair Champion Intermediate - Meghan McGillivray Reserve Champion Intermediate - Kendra Topham Champion Senior - Raina Syrnyk Reserve Champion Senior - Keltey Whelan Sales Talk Judge: Brian Good, Red Deer, AB Champion Junior - Coy Gibson Reserve Champion Junior - Baxter Blair Champion Intermediate - Kodie Doetzel Reserve Champion Intermediate - Chris Jermey Champion Senior - Jennifer Jermey Reserve Champion Senior - Chad Lorenz Showmanship Judge: Erika Easton, Wawota, SK Champion Junior - Baxter Blair Reserve Champion Junior - Levi Best Champion Intermediate - Maci Liebreich Reserve Champion Intermediate - Laurie Morasch Champion Senior - Matt Bates Reserve Champion Senior - Chad Lorenz Supreme Champion Showman - Matt Bates Judging Competition Judge: Kristine Sauter, Wawota, SK Champion Junior - Baxter Blair Reserve Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Champion Intermediate - Laurie Morasch Reserve Champion Intermediate - Cheyenne Catley Champion Senior - Michaela Chalmers Reserve Champion Senior - Nicholas Bray Show Ring Team Judging Judge: Jim Hallberg, Weyburn, SK

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Champion Juniors - Baxter Blair and Hillary Sauder Reserve Champion Juniors - Laura Glover and Taron Topham Champion Intermediates - Naomi Best and Mikayla Blaschuck Res. Champion Intermediates - Taylor Carvey and Cheyenne Catley Champion Seniors - Chad Lorenz and Nicholas Bray Reserve Champion Seniors - Michaela Chalmers and Shane Roger Team Grooming Judge: Ryan Hurlburt, Yorkton, SK Champion Juniors - Coy Gibson and Hillary Sauder Champion Reserve Juniors - John Hogberg and Carson Liebreich Champion Intermediates - Cheyenne Catley and Brianna Kimmel Reserve Champion Intermediates - Lauren Blair and Maguire Blair Champion Seniors - Raina Syrnyk and Nichalas Bray Reserve Champion Seniors - Becky Domolewski and Chad Lorenz Photography Judges: Grant &Lauralee Rolston, Vulcan, AB Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Reserve Champion Junior - Dana Holmstrom Champion Intermediate - Riley Ingram Reserve Champion Intermediate - Laurie Morasch Champion Senior - Breanna Anderson Reserve Champion Senior - Traci Henderson Literature Competition Judges: Anne & Dale Davison, Virden, MB Champion Junior - Alice Rooke Reserve Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Champion Intermediate - Nolan Glover Reserve Champion Intermediate - Jarrett Hargrave Champion Senior - Alexis DeCorby Reserve Champion Senior - Kaitlynn Bolduc Art Competition Judge: Erika Easton, Wawota, SK Champion Junior - Coy Gibson Reserve Champion Junior - Carson Liebreich Champion Intermediate - Owen Chalmers Reserve Champion Intermediate - Nolan Glover Champion Senior - Kaitlynn Bolduc Reserve Champion Senior - Becky Domolewski Scrapbook Judge: Melissa McRae, Brandon, MB Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Reserve Champion Junior - Taron Topham

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Champion Intermediate - Meghan McGillivray Reserve Champion Intermediate Champion - Brianna Kimmel Champion Senior - Miranda Brownell Reserve Champion Senior - Jennifer Jermey Graphic Design Judge: Melissa McRae, Brandon, MB Champion Junior - Carson Liebreich Reserve Champion Junior - Taron Topham Champion Intermediate - Meghan McGillivray Reserve Intermediate Champion - Naomi Best Champion Senior - Breanna Anderson Reserve Champion Senior - Keltey Whelan Farm Sign Judge: Tom Burke, Smithville, Missouri Champion Junior - Hillary Sauder Reserve Champion Junior - Coy Gibson Champion Intermediate - Wade Olynyk Reserve Champion Intermediate - Jarrett Hargrave Champion Senior - Alexis DeCorby Reserve Champion Senior - Kaitlynn Bolduc Public Speaking Judges: Sheldon Kyle, Redvers, SK, Rob Smith, Olds, AB & Larry Wegner, Virden, MB Champion Junior - Baxter Blair Reserve Champion Junior - Coy Gibson Champion Intermediate - Chris Jermey Reserve Champion Intermediate - Ty Catley Champion Senior - Matt Bates Reserve Champion Senior - Kaitlynn Bolduc Augus Cook-OďŹ&#x20AC; Judges: Rob Smith, Olds, AB & Shawn Birmingham, Brandon, MB 1) Ranchers Deluxe - Kaitlynn Bolduc, Kateri & Riley Blair, Cayley Peltzer and Grant Bullock 2) Team Sizzlers - Maguire, Lauren & Baxter Blair. Cheyenne Catley, Laurie Morasch and Katie Wright 3) Robertson Clan - Macy, Carson & Garrett Liebreich. Riley Ingram and Alexis DeCorby Herdsman Award JDP - Michaela, Owen, Evan & Nolan Chalmers Spirit of Youth Award Gerrad Wenzel


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Grand Champion Female - Open Division Bandura Vista 136Y - Cayley Peltzer

Reserve Champion Female - Open Division Merit Socialite 3060 - Garrett Liebreich

Grand Champion Bull Red Lazy Me Benellll02B - Laurie Morasch

Grand Champion Female - Owned Division Red Lazy MC Firefly 36Z - Laurie Morasch

Reserve Champion Female - Owned Division Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z - Baxter Blair

Reserve Champion Bull Red Double B Bullseye 1B - Baxter Blair

Grand Champion Female - Bred & Owned Red CD Ziva 703B - Becky Domolewski

Reserve Champion Female - Bred & Owned CHL Rosebud 2A - Naomi Best

Grand Champion Female - Canadian Class Red Blairs Pricilla 44Z - Baxter Blair

Grand Champion Female - Commercial Division Cherry Blossom - Cade Rutten

Reserve Champion Female - Commercial Division Kayos 51Z - Brittany Hunt

Reserve Champion Female - Canadian Class Red Blair's Larlaba 42A - Baxter Blair

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Reserve Champion Steer - Commercial Division Angus - Coy Gibson

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Interior Provincial Exhibition Angus Show Results August 27, 2014 - Judge: Levi Jackson, Sedley, Saskatchewan Junior Heifer Calf Class 1) PM Black Beauty 149’14 (HF underbird 146Y) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) PM Tibbie 60’14 (HF underbird 146Y)Poplar Meadows Angus, Hosuton, BC 3)Sealin Creek Eline 2B (Sealin Creek Eric 80Z) Sealin Creek Ranch, Monte Lake, BC (8 in class) Senior Heifer Calf Class 1) Harvest Ruby Sue 4B (EXAR Upshot 0562B) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 2) Harvest Gammer Fe Fe 14B (OCC Doctor 940D) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 3) Red Mountain Ash Ms Elsie 12B (Red Lazy MC Gridiron 66S) Mountain Ash Angus, Quesnel, BC (4 in class) Champion Heifer Calf Poplar Meadows Black Beauty 149’14 Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Poplar Meadows Tibbie 60’14 Yearling Female Class 1) Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 13A (Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 2) PM Annie K 51’13 (Connealy Consensus 7229) Poplar Meadows Angus Houston, BC 3) PM Black Lady 4’13 (Soo Line Motive 9016) Poplar Meadows ANgus, Houston, BC (7 in class) Champion Junior Female Harvest Blackbird Jojo 13A Reserve Champion Junior Female Poplar Meadows Annie K 51’13

Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Lorenz Caroline 1Z (FV Pioneer 83X) Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB 2) Harvest Nancy 9Z (BC 7022 Raven 7965) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC Mature Cow/Calf Class 1)Lone Star Miss Emulous 3Y (Lone Star Willy 4W)Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB 2) Arete Lavender Lady 152R 3’10 (Silveiras El Capitan 6510) Arete Farms, Calgary, AB Champion Senior Female Lone Star Emulous 3Y Reserve Champion Senior Female Lorenz Caroline 1Z Grand Champion Female Lone Star Emulous 3Y Reserve Champion Female Harvest Jojo 13A Junior Bull Calf Class 1)PMThunderbird 25’14 ( HFThunderbird 146Y) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) PM Get Lucky 69’14 (Musgrave Aviator) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 3)Lone Star Boom 52B(Rito 9FB3 of 5H11 Fullback) Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB (7 in class) Senior Bull Calf Class 1) Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B (Red Corner Creek Cash 2R) Nine Mile Angus, Quesnel, BC 2) WTRC Tiger 1B (HF Tiger 5T) WTRC Angus, Salmon Arm, BC Champion Bull Calf Poplar Meadows Thunderbird 25’14 Reserve Champion Bull Calf Poplar Meadows Get Lucky 69’14

Grand Champion Female Lone Star Emulous 3Y - Lone Star Angus

Reserve Champion Female Harvest Jojo 13A - Harvest Angus

Grand Champion Bull Lone Star Pure Performance 6A - Lone Star Angus

Reserve Champion Bull Poplar Meadows 25’13 - Poplar Meadows Angus

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Yearling Bull Class 1) Lone Star Pure Performance 6A (MCATL Pure Product 903-55) Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB 2) PMThunderbolt 25’13 (HF underbird 146Y) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 3) Harvest Astronaut 11A(HF Hemi 151T)HArvest Angus, Pronce George, BC (4 in class) Champion Junior Bull Lone Star Pure Performance 6A Reserve Champion Junior Bull Poplar Meadows Thunderbolt 25’13 Grand Champion Bull Lone Star Pure Performance 6A Reserve Champion Bull Poplar Meadows 25’13 Breeder’s Herd Class 1)Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2)Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB3)Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC Get of Sire Class 1) Poplar Meadows, Houston, BC Pair of Bulls Class 1) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC Progeny of Dam Class 1) Lorenz Angus, Markerville, AB 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC Premier Breeder Poplar Meadows Angus Premier Exhibitor Poplar Meadows Angus

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On the Plains: Trains and $2 Corn Railroads as oil pipeline spell trouble for grain pipelines, distant feedlots - by: Miranda Reiman Consider $3,300 rail-car cost a crystal ball for the corn and cattle feeding industries. “The grain farmer is absolutely going to get hammered to move his grain,” said Dan Basse, president of AgResource Company. “All of this passes back to you,” the analyst told cattle feeders and other attendees at last month’s Feeding Quality Forum in Kearney, Nebraska, and Amarillo, Texas. Just a year ago that same rail car went for $450 or less, but as fracking and crude oil production in North Dakota have ramped up dramatically so has demand for rail transit. By 2017, the U.S. and Canada will be producing 5 million barrels of crude oil per day, and it has to move somehow. “If you’re in the cattle feeding business and the rail cars are tight in North Dakota, I’d imagine basis is going to get very sloppy [in Nebraska] come October,” Basse says. “Cash delivery in North Dakota is trading close to $2.20 a bushel today,” Basse said. “I’d imagine at harvest, we’ll have more corn under $2. Would you ever have thought?” Barge freight is also rising sharply, so Midwestern farmers relying on export markets are also at a disadvantage.

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“Not only does the transportation issue lower basis in the north,” he said. At Gulf shipping ports, “it raises basis, which reduces our export competitiveness.” “Being centric to the supply of corn will help the basis of your operation,” Basse said, noting that the feeding industry could shift north, where grain is close. Elsewhere? “It’s a struggle to find a rail car just to get [corn] delivered on a timely basis.” Three main factors will depress the corn price for the next several years, Basse said: a mature biofuel market, lower demand from the livestock sector, and the lowest U.S. export share on record for a non-drought year. “If the U.S. has normal weather going forward, it will have to buy back that export share through price,” he said. This is the first time in history the world has produced record high corn, wheat and soybeans, all in the same year. With a fall corn-crop estimate of 14 billion bushels, Basse said the 2014-15 price will average around $3.60/bushel, with a long-term average of $2.70 to $3.20 through 2020 – not accounting for basis. Still, Basse expects it to take five to seven years for profitability to swing toward the cattle feeding sector.

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“Cows hold the opportunity,” he said. U.S. per-capita meat consumption is at the lowest point since 1985, but world beef consumption is still rising and beef production is also stagnant, which will push prices higher. “You have to manage risk,” Basse said. Last year the average per-hundredweight (cwt.) price fluctuation in the fed cattle market was $17/cwt., compared to $25.40 already in 2014. Producers should expect $25 to $35 swings going forward. In the near term, Basse predicts fed cattle will find their peak between $162 to $168 in November or December. “Last year I talked about cattle trading in the low 150s, and people thought I was crazy,” he said. “I missed it by $10—the other way. It’s $160. The good times are rolling. Your feed costs are coming down.” With herd inventories the lowest since 1949, ranchers are still in the driver’s seat. “Has there ever been a better time to be in the cow-calf business? The market is screaming for feeder calves,” he said.


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Bulkley Valley Exhibition Angus Show Judge: Wayne Pincott, Buffalo Creek, BC ~ August 23, 2014 - Smithers, British Columbia Heifer Calf Class 1) Red North 40 Rosette 472B (Red SSS Oly 17Y) North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC 2) Red Nine Mile Mattie 589B (Red Corner Creek Cash 2R) Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC 3) Nine Mile Lucy 67B (HF Kodiak 5R) Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC (5 in class) Yearling Heifer Class 1) Red North 40 ZP Elsie 307A (Red SSS Oly 17Y) North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC 2) Quick Haven Beauty 2A (Kueber Paparazzi 20X) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC 3) Red Quick Haven Max’s Star 6A (Red CRSL Maxima 123) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC (4 in class) Champion Junior Female Red North 40 Rosette 472B Reserve Champion Junior Female Red Nine Mile Mattie 589B Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) ATC Tibbie 202Z (Poplar Mdws Free Lancer 4T calf by River Rock Steel 2151Z) ATC Angus, Smithers, BC

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Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) Blast Lady Heather 21Y (HF Comeback 264U calf by BCAR Game Day 012) Carli Wardrop, Houston, BC 2) Northline Black Rose 132S (Northline Riptide 130N calf by Kueber Paparazzi 20X) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC 3) Quick Haven Jade 20W (N.B.A. Triumph 7P calf by Kueber Paparazzi 20X) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Champion Senior Female / Grand Champion Female Blast Lady Heather 21Y Reserve Senior Female / Senior Champion Female ATC Tibbie 202Z Bull Calf Class 1) Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B (Red Corner Creek Cash 2R) Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC 2) Red Nine Mile Brawn 6B (Red Brown JYJ Redemption Y1334) Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC 3) Quick Haven Champ 11B (Kueber Paparazzi 20X) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC (5 in class)

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Yearling Bull Class 1) CRSL Plush Extra (Red HXC Jackhammer 880U) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Grand Champion Bull Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B Reserve Champion Bull CRSL Plush Extra Breeder’s Herd Class 1)Nine Mile Ranch, Quesnel, BC2)North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC 3) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Get of Sire Class 1) North 40 Red Angus, Vanderhoof, BC 2) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Progeny of Dam Class 1) Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Premier Exhibitor Quick Haven Angus, Telkwa, BC Supreme Cow Blast Lady Heather 21Y Supreme Bull Red Nine Mile Breaker 3B


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Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition August 21, 2014, Truro, Nova Scotia - Judge Francois Gagnon Bull Calf Class 1) Bannockburn Valley Identity 9B (Ellington Identity 9104)Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PE 2) Lorcain Bucky (Cudlobe Timeless) Barbara Larkin, Middle Musquodoboit, NS Heifer Calf Class 1) Top of the Hill Black Beauty 3B (Silveiras Style 9303) David Siddall, Southampton, NS 2) RG Starlight (DMM Posi-Traction 24Y) Wilfred Gilbey, Belnan, NS 3) Bannockburn Valley Doll (JS Kodiak 1T) Melanie DeLong, Kingston, NS

Yearling Heifer Class 1) DMM Blackbird 62A (Gumbo Gulch Creed 94S) Bill Best, Charlottetowne, PE 2) Mel’s Mini Mouse 14A (Peak Dot Iron Mountain 945X)Kingston, NS 3) Harmony Ridge Brittany (SAV Camaro 9272) Harmony Ridge Farm, Truro, NS (9 in class) Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z (JS Kodiak 1T) Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PE 2) Red O’Faedan Island Mistress (Red Champlain Serendae 2513P) Barbara Larkin, Middle Musquodoboit, NS

Grand Champion Female Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z Reserve Female Champion DMM Blackbird 62A Breeder’s Herd 1) Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PE

Maritime Ivomec Angus Classic August 19, 2014 Bull Calf Class 1) MKHF Leapz 145B (Vin-Mar O’reilly Factor) MacKinnon Homestead 2) Wheatley River O’Reilly 14B (Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor)Wheatley River Farm (* e final placing for this class will be determined when the ZOETIS 50K ratings become available and are combined with the conformation results.)

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Heifer Calf Class 1)JEM Classy Lady 47B(SAV Potential 0205)Julie Mutch 2)Wheatley River Bailey (SAV Angus Valley 1867)Wheatley River Farm 3) Wheatley River Bellatrix (SAV Angus Valley 1867)Wheatley River Farm (11 in class) Yearling Heifer Class 1) Bannockburn Valley Rose 11A (JS Kodiak 1T) Bannockburn Valley Farm 2) JEM Phyllis 20A (SAV

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Blue Water Angus Club - Ontario Point Show Barrie Fair, August 24, 2014 - Judge: Peter Stubbs, Caledonia, Ontario Bull Calf Class 1) Gold-Bar Roadhouse 101B (SAV 004 Density 4336) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 2) Brantnors Bentley 6B (Dameron First Impression) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) JPD Consensus 14B (Connealy Consensus 7229) Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON (7 in class) Yearling Bull Class 1) JPD Renound Model 20A (Will Role Model) Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON 2) Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A (Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205) Matthew Buschbeck, Markdale, ON 3) Red Patchell Jacoby 3A (Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON (5 in class) Two Year Old Bull Class 1) Brantnor Regal 10Z (Gambles Hot Rod) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2) Red BBP Solo Cup 6Z (Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Grand Champion Bull Brantnor Regal 10Z Reserve Champion Bull JPD Renound Model 20A Heifer Calf Class - Split 1 1) Brantnors Delia 10B (DAJS Shockwave 612) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2) Locust Grove Eline Erica 16B (HF Kodiak 5R) Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON 3) Gold-Bar Rita 302B (EXAR Fortify 1447B) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON (7 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 2 1)Tambri Blackbird 2B(Connealy Consensus 7229) Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON 2)Locust Grove Tibbie 1B (SAV Camaro 9272) Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON 3) Willowside Windfall 1B (PVF Windfall SCC 9005) Ron Cochrane, Thornton, ON (6 in class)

Champion Heifer Calf Tambri Blackbird 2B Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Brantnors Delia 10B Junior Yearling Heifer Class 1) Tullamore Mayflower 76A (Young Dale Grandeur 110W) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2) LLB Beauty 94A (HF Full Focus 127Y) Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON 3) Angus Knoll Lola 4A (Harron Worth A Lot 21Y)Hayden Teeple, Paisley, ON Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1) LLB Grace 60A (Sitz Upward 9309) Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON 2) Sheidaghan Belle 10A (SAV Final Answer 0035) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 3) HLC 1220 Eclipse 276A (JL Warden 1220) Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON (7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) Tullamore Luscious 5A (Young Dale Grandeur 110W) Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON 2) Locust Grove Marion 12A (SAV Net Worth 4200) Ron Cochrane, Thornton, ON 3) Rob Roy Miss Allegra 2A (GF Mercedes Ultimatum 6U) Don McNalty, Singhampton, ON (6 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) Brantnor Annie 1A (Brantnor Predominant 10W) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2) JPD Blackcap 6A (SAV Pioneer 7301) Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON 3) Red Patchell Arizona 2A (Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON (6 in class) Champion Junior Female Brantnor Annie 1A Reserve Champion Female LLB Grace 60A

Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Maple Line Rosebud 74Z (JL Objective 9059 calf by SCC Baloo 60Y) Bill Jackson, Caledon, ON 2) Red BBP Cracker 5Z (Red Ter-Ron Fully Loaded 540R calf by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W (Buffalos Conclusive BN46 calf by Will Role Model) Lori & Darryl Chalmers, Oro Medonte, ON 2) Tambri Blackbird 8W (Ankonian Werner Wild Fire 96 calf by Connealy Consensus)Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON 3) Red Bar 5 Regalia 2202W (Red Bar 5 AR Warehouse 244R calf by Red Gold-Bar King V415 107K) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Champion Senior Female JPD Middlebrook Lass 11W Reserve Champion Senior Female Tambri Blackbird 8W Grand Champion Female Brantnor Annie 1A Reserve Champion Female LLB Grace 60A Breeder’s Herd 1) Brantnor Angus (Ron & Linda Bryant) Woodville, ON 2) JPD Angus (Lori & Darryl Chalmers) Oro Medonte, ON 3) Tambri Farm (Brian & Tammi Ribey) Paisley, ON (6 in class) Get of Sire 1) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor Brantnor Angus (Ron & Linda Bryant)Woodville, ON

Grand Champion Female Brantnor Annie 1A

Reserve Champion Female LLB Grace 60A

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Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup

Sixty five Juniors from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Albertaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiastic Junior Cattle Producers attended the 7th annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup August 1, 2 and 3rd in Neepawa Manitoba. Excitement in the cattle industry brought out a top notch group of interested cattle producers and 115 head of cattle. Angus Portion of Show Heifer Calf Class 1) Carson Baker, Neepawa, MB 2) Laura Glovefr, Boissevain, MB 3) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1) Taylor Carvey, Alexander, MB 2) Ty Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 3) Lane Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 4) Kelby Sprung, Manitou, MB 5)Naomi Best, Harding, MB 6) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB Yearling Hefier Class - Split 2 1) Drew Horner, Minnedosa, MB 2) Laura Tolton, Carberry, MB 3) Levi Best, Harding, MB 4) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 5) Brooklyn Nichol, Darlingford, MB

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Champion Junior Female Drew Horner Reserve Champion Junior Female Taylor Carvey Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Ty Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 2) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 2) Levi Best, Harding, MB 3) Nolan Glover, Boissevain, MB

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Champion Senior Female Ty Nykoliation Reserve Senior Female Naomi Best Grand Champion Female Ty Nykoliation Reserve Champion Female Drew Horner Bull Calf Class 1) Ty Nykoliation, Crandall, MB 2) Naomi Best, Harding, MB 3) Levi Best, Harding, MB


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Old Home Week Angus Gold Show Results Judges: Scott & Paula Cornish, Indian River, Ontario Bull Calf Class 1) JEM Net Worth 49B (SAV Net Worth 4200) Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI 2) JEM Upward 45B (Sitz Upward 307R)Ernie & Joanne Mutch,Vernon River, PEI 3) MKHF Leapz 145B (Vin-Mar O’Reilly Factor) MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI (6 in class) Yearling Bull Class 1. JEM Pioneer 12A(SAV Pioneer 7301)Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI Grand Champion Bull JEM Pioneer 12A Reserve Champion Bull JEM Net Worth 49B Heifer Calf Class - Split 1 1) Wheatley River Bailey (SAV Angus Valley 1867)Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI 2) Wheatley River Bellatrix (SAV Angus Valley 1867) Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI 3) Dusty Breeze Bling 3B (SAV Net Worth 4200)Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB (7 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 2 1) MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B (SAV 004 Density 4336) MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI 2) Wheatley River Bella (SAV 004 Density 4336) Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI 3) HMF Lori 3B (Bannockburn Valley Kodiak 20Y) James Worth, Cornwall, PEI (6 in class)

Champion Female Locust Grove Blackbird 4A

Champion Heifer Calf Wheatley River Bailey Reserve Champion Heifer Calf MKHF 1Y Mistress 144B Yearling Female Class - Split 1 1) Locust Grove Blackbird 4A (SAV Net Worth 4200) MacKinnon Homestead, Kinross, PEI 2) Wheatley River Ariel (SAV Bismarck 5682) Kyle Younker, Brackley Beach, PEI 3) Model FA Pride 2A (SAV Camaro 9272) Grant & Donnie McCaffrey, Hunter River, PEI (8 in class) Yearling Female Class - Split 2 1) Bannockburn Valley Rose 47A (JS Kodiak 1T) Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB 2)Bannockburn Valley Esk 27A (Red HLH Outer Limit 851 4073) Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI 3) HMF Primrose 7A (Allencroft Illini 01 144J) MacQuarrie Bros., Clyde River, PEI (8 in class) Champion Junior Female Locust Grove Blackbird 4A Reserve Champion Junior Female Bannnockburn Valley Rose 47A Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1)HMF Lori 11Z(HMF Stargate 10W)James Worth, Cornwall, PEI 2) Bannockburn Valley Rose 4Z (JS Kodiak 1T) Boyd Dixon Family, Clyde River, PEI 3)

Reserve Champion Female Wheatley River Effie 14P

JEM Classy Lady 14Z (SAV Bismarck 5682) Julie Mutch, Hunter River, PEI (6 in class) Mature Cow/Calf Class 1)Wheatley River Effie (Border Butte Forefront 13’02) Glen & Ronnie Ford, Oyster Bed, PEI 2)JEM Classy Lady 22W (Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy 509R) Ernie & Joanne Mutch, Vernon River, PEI 3) JEM Classy Lady 8X (Young Dale Touch Down 36M) Dusty Breeze Farm, Jolicure, NB Champion Senior Female Wheatley River Effie 14P Reserve Champion Senior Female JEM Classy Lady 22W Grand Champion Female Locust Grove Blackbird 4A Reserve Champion Female Wheatley River Effie 14P Get of Sire 1) Boyd Dixon Family 2) James Worth Breeder's Herd 1) Julie Mutch 2) Boyd Dixon Family 3) Glen & Ronnie Ford Progeny of Dam 1)James Worth 2)Boyd Dixon Family 3)Kyle Younker 4) Dusty Breeze Farm Premier Breeder: Julie Mutch Premier Exhibitor: Glen & Ronnie Ford

Champion Heifer Calf Wheatley River Bailey

Champion Bull JEM Pioneer 12A

Lorenz Joins Bouchard Livestock International Team Bouchard Livestock International (BLI) is pleased to welcome Chad Lorenz to the staff of BLI. "Chad brings youthful excitement and an exceptional back ground in the Angus and livestock industry to the BLI team" says CEO of BLI operations Brian Bouchard. "Including involvement with his family Angus operation Lorenz Angus, Chad has also excelled as a Junior Angus Ambassador and a great participant in the Junior Angus Association’s holding numerous executive positions. Chad will work mainly out of the Crossfield office and take a lead role in customer service and genetic marketing services going forward." Page 40

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Bouchard Livestock International (BLI) is a full service genetic marketing company based in Crossfield, AB. BLI provides Sale Management, Consulting & Order Buying services to the purebred & commercial industry. Through partnerships with Accelerated Genetics, ORIgen and BLI's "Genetics to Make a Difference" program they source and market genetics for the major beef breeds in North America. In addition BLI operates a CFIA Export-Qualified semen & embryo storage facility, complete with Export and Import services around the world. Complete company profile can be found at www.bouchardlivestock.com. Questions can be directed to BLI - Brian Bouchard at 403-813-7999 or BLI - Mark Shologan at 780-699-5082


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British Columbia Angus Association

by Tom deWaal ~ President, BC Angus Association

As fall fast approaches and the snow is not too far in the future, most commercial producers are weaning calves and getting ready to send them to market. It is always an exciting time of the year and this prices being at record levels we canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but be excited about the cattle business. Seed stock producers have, for the most part, weaned calves and will be looking forward to bull sale season,

Alberta Angus Association

With the season change and fall upon us, we are into what is some of the best times this industry has ever experienced. Soaring feeder prices in the commercial sector is providing optimism for all of us. The future continues to look very bright for all of us involved with the Angus breed and for our counterparts and customers in the livestock industry. This is my first message as the newly elected President of the Alberta Angus Association and I would like to thank my peers for having enough faith and trust in me to elect me to this position. I am very proud of the board we have, and I feel that we are working in a fashion that is relevant both to the needs of our membership and to the commercial customers of our membership.

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by Greg Pugh ~ President, Alberta Angus Association

On August 12th we held our AGM in Bashaw, with an attendance that keeps growing every year. We had the opportunity to induct three Breed Builders into our Hall of Fame and they are Ron McCullough, Irene Molzan, and Jack Stevens. These three operations have truly left a mark on our breed, and we are thankful for the hard work and dedication that they put in to help shape it to what it is today. In the Contemporary Breeder category we chose KBJ Round Farms as our inductee and once again a committed operation in their work to better the breed; four extremely deserving outfits for those awards. The other breeder winners at the AGM this year were for the Ed Boake Memorial Award Alberta Purebred Breeder of the Year; going the Hunter Family of Lauron Angus and finally, our commercial breeders of the year are the Mehew family, of Mehew Farms in Welling, AB. These folks are prime examples of a family farm with an abundance of keen dedication to the breed. Congratulations to all. Moving forward we are excited to present our two Gold Shows to you this fall. The first being held in Olds, at Olds Fall Classic, and the second being held at Farmfair International in Edmonton. The show committee has put a lot of time and dedication into making these two events truly world class, and we look forward to hosting everyone that plans on making those

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and of course the fall shows and sales. We in BC have had some great shows this year and everyone appears to be excited. It is a great time to be in the business! Look forward to seeing you all down the road.

shows part of their fall schedules. Our other initiatives for the fall are towards the commercial sector, where we will be doing class and buckle sponsorships at both Medicine Hat Pen Show and the Farmfair Pen Show. We are always on the look out for further ideas to help add value, and / or information, for the commercial breeders that are involved with Angus cattle so if you have any ideas of the regard, please feel free to contact myself or a board member. We have some exciting new initiatives for the new year which include stops at Camrose Bull Congress and Oyen Bull Congress, along with our new Directory Map. Hopefully you all took the opportunity to fill out the map application, as we truly want to fill the map up with all our members. In closing, I want to wish you all luck with your harvests and with the fall sales that you are either hosting or consigning to, and to your commercial customers selling their calves. If you have the opportunity to sit at the local sale barn and watch your genetics sell through your customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s calves, do it. You will not be disappointed.


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Saskatchewan Angus Association

As fall quickly approaches, another very busy summer has flown by. The grass is incredibly green for this time of year in most of Saskatchewan and the cows have done a fabulous job throughout the summer.

by Michael Howe ~ President, Saskatchewan Angus Association

We had a very successful Canadian Angus Convention in Moose Jaw this past June. Attendance was very good and it proved to be an incredible time for those of you who could make it. The meetings and speakers were great, along with an excellent Rancher Endorsed day touring the Belle Plaine Colony and Buffalo Plains Feedlot at Bethune... the Saskatoon berry pie at the Colony will be remembered for a long time! The Convention was capped off with a beautiful banquet and dance, and the most successful ‘Building The Legacy Sale 3'. The generosity of our breeders and related businesses was wonderful to see. Saskatchewan folks did a tremendous job hosting the 2014 Convention, I have to say, and I can’t wait to see what Convention 2015 in Calgary will bring to us. In August we held our Saskatchewan Angus Tour in the Swift Current area, hosted by a great bunch of breeders. It proved to be two days of incredible

Ontario Angus Association

by Allan Hargrave ~ President, Ontario Angus Association

Greetings from Ontario, been a busy summer with Angus events, in late July the Ontario Angus had a joint field day we the Eastern Club. Hosted by Worth- Mor Farms, the Petherick family, events included a Junior showmanship and a judging clinic. The Central Club hosted the first Gold Show of the year, it was quite successful with Vos Vegas Queen of Hearts 30A winning the Female show, Brantor Regal 10Z winning the Bull show. The Ontario Junior Show was held in conjunction with Gold Show with 31 juniors exhibiting. October is a busy month with Angus purebred sales on every weekend, good luck to consigners and buyers. There is also numerous of Angus calf sales across the province as well. The second Gold

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hospitality and viewing of some excellent Angus cattle in the heart of cattle country. A huge thank you to those breeders who took on this endeavor, a job well done. As we approach fall, we are looking forward to hosting our Gold and Junior Show at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup October 30 to November 1, as well as the National Angus Show at Canadian Western Agribtion November 24 - 29 in Regina. The National show will be a truly exciting event, as our committee works to come up with some interesting activities. We will also be hosting the 2015 National Show with Lloydminster at Stockade Roundup so come check it out this year for a preview. As a wrap up, I would like to invite everyone to Saskatchewan for the National Show, and I hope that you enjoy an excellent fall.

Show for Ontario will be held at the Royal Winter on November 9, 2014. Each region across the province hosted an Provincial show with the points totaled for a Show Female and Bull of the Year to be presented at the Annual meeting. The Ontario Angus is hosting a sale at Orangeville Fairground on December 6, 2014. We are still looking for a few more entries, contact Andy Fraser 519.575.0779. In closing the Annual meeting for the Ontario Angus will be held at Orangeville Best Western on Jan 24, 2015 for updates check our website www.ontarioangus.com.

by Julie Mutch ~ President, Maritime Angus Association

Greetings from the Maritimes. We had a busy Summer and Fall, with lots of quality Angus cattle being exhibited in each province. The gold show in Charlottetown, held mid-August, had about 50 head of cattle exhibited. Scott and Paula Cornish of Ontario handled the judging duties. The PEI Angus Association hosted a social after the event for all exhibitors. The Beef Expo in Sussex, NB wrapped up Sept 24th with the Angus gold show having around 45 entries. We were happy that Don Currie of Ontario could join us for the weekend as the judge. The next gold show will be held at the Maritime Fall Fair in Halifax, NS. There are also some Maritime Angus exhibitors making the trek up to Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville, Quebec for their show in mid-October.

The ‘Angus in Action’ sale will take place in Nappan, NS on October 25th. We are looking forward to strong prices for both the purebred and commercial entries. You can view the catalogue and results online at maritimeangus.blogspot.com The provincial annual meetings will be coming up in November, so watch the blog for locations and dates. There certainly is a lot of optimism in the region for producers, with record prices and strong feeder sales across the Maritimes. We are looking forward to a great Fall and Winter.

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Canadian Junior Angus Association by Chad Lorenz - President, Canadian Junior Angus Association

It is with excitement that I take the opportunity to use my first report as President of the Canadian Junior Angus Association to reflect upon many awesome events. Throughout the last year we have had great success with our CJAA events, in terms of memberships, participants at both GOAL and Showdown, breeder recognition and industry support. The number of opportunities for our Canadian Juniors seems to grow each and every year, with added travel bursaries, heifer vouchers, scholarships and awards. This is thanks to many individuals and groups such as the CJAA board, our adult advisor, the Canadian Angus Foundation, Angus breeders, sponsors and enthusiasts everywhere.

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Showdown in Virden, Manitoba was an absolute success. The turnout of kids and cattle both exceeded our expectations. The Agri-Nightmare competition that we ran on the Thursday night went off well; this was an idea that was brought back from the New Zealand teams that attended the Forum last fall. Juniors participated in everything from fencing, fixing broken water lines to changing tires on their trailer. Sometimes we forget all the small things that make Agriculture’s youth what they are, and I feel that the Agri-Nightmare showcased the hidden talents that all these young people have. It was a nice break from the usual layout of junior shows and allowed everyone to have some fun. On behalf of the board I extend a big thanks to Austen Anderson and all of his Manitoba crew that hosted Showdown in Virden. Thanks also to our retiring directors Katie Wright in Saskatchewan and Austen in Manitoba and a big welcome to new directors Mark Sample, Shane Roger and Raina Syrnyk. Our next major event will be GOAL, which will be held in Guelph, Ontario next February. I encourage all Junior Angus members from across the country to try and take part in GOAL conference. There are many travel bursaries provided by the provincial associations, CJAA, and

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the Canadian Angus Foundation. Do not hesitate to contact myself or any other CJAA director with questions about getting to GOAL. We will be announcing highlights for the event later this fall. Don’t forget everyone who attends is eligible to win a $3000 heifer voucher that is redeemable towards any registered Canadian Angus female purchased from a CAA member. Watch closely as we move through fall for some more announcements on our Junior Angus donation heifer that will be selling by Dutch auction in the Masterpiece Sale at Agribition, donated by Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC. She is one that you won’t want to miss. Proceeds from the heifer will go to the CJAA scholarship fund, which awards $4500 each year to assist junior Angus members further their education. The 2014 winners that were announced at Showdown were Breanna Anderson, Traci Henderson and Kaitlynn Bolduc. Also it is very important that I thank all sponsors, volunteers and supporters of Showdown, the sale at the banquet and customers of our Junior Angus calendar for making 2014 an exciting year for our Juniors. Chad Lorenz CJAA President


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Canadian Angus Foundation Message Sylvia Jackson, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair

Our Foot Print We are embarking on another exciting year with the Canadian Angus Foundation. It is vitally important to keep in the fore front the mandate of the CAF. The CAF functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical preservation and restoration. The Foundation, in existence for just over 20 years, continues to provide opportunities for our Juniors to build and expand on the great foundation our past Angus Breeders and the agricultural industry have provided. The "Building the Legacy Sale 3" held at the Canadian Angus National Convention in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan June 7, 2014 raised over $120,000. The CAF are extremely grateful and thank those that were part of this endeavour, whether you were a buyer, a donor or volunteer sale staff. Each year we assess the programs and scholarships we offer. They are listed on the Canadian Angus website under Foundation and are on-going each year. Please make sure you check the website for opportunities and deadlines and note that there is still assistance available this year under our ‘Self-Directed International and National Travel Bursaries’.

Congratulations to the following recipients in the various categories. The CAF are pleased to assist you in your careers on behalf of all Canadian Breeders: GOAL Heifer Voucher (value of $3000) - won by Peter Van Staveren, Stayner, Ontario Foundation Legacy Scholarships - Patrick Holland of Montague, PE - 1st place $5000; Katelyn Dietrich, Forestburg, AB - 2nd place $3000; and Breanna Anderson of Swan River, MB - 3rd place $2000. GOAL Travel Bursaries, two sponsored by the CAF and four sponsored by the CJAA ($750) - James Worth, Cornwall, PE; Ella Wood, Clyde River, PE; Peter Van Staveren, Stayner, ON; Kelsey Ribey, Paisely, ON; Brandy Thaxter, Woodville, ON; and Breanna Anderson, Swan River, MB. 2014 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador - Matt Bates, Cameron, ON Junior Ambassador Scholarships ($1000) - Breanna Anderson, Swan River, MB; Matt Bates, Cameron, ON; Katie Olynyk, Goodeve, SK; Shane Roger, Balgonie, SK; and Katie Wright, Melfort, SK. Dick Turner Scholarship ($1000) - Matt Bates, Cameron, ON 2014 Outstanding Young Angus Breeder ($2500) Colton Hamilton, Innisfail, AB Self-Directed International Travel Bursary ($1800) Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, AB Showdown Travel Bursaries ($750) - Miranda Brownell, Falkland, BC and Melanie Wood, Clyde River, PE Showdown Heifer Vouchers - Ty Nykolation, Crandall, MB (value of $3000); Rachel Howatt, Manitou, MB (value of $2000); and Breanna Anderson (value of $2000).

Angus cattle arrived in Canada in the mid 1800's. With the official opening of Angus Central in Calgary Alberta on December 11, 2013, we now have a permanent place to display our Angus history so future generations will be able to trace their foot print back to day one. The CAF is committed to maintaining an accurate history of the Angus breed and gratefully accepts any memorabilia for the Archives. Please contact Belinda Wagner, Executive Director CAF at bwagner@cdnangus.ca or phone 306-757-6133. This September 22, 2014, our CAF board met at Angus Central, Calgary to further build and expand our mandate. We held committee meetings on Youth, Research, Promotion and Fundraising and the Archives. Up-dates will be available on the web-site, or feel free to contact me or any of the CAF directors for information on our programming. Our National Cookbook will be launched towards the end of this year. Check the website for its availability. Thank you to those that contributed recipes and those volunteers that personally contacted breeders in their area for the last drive. Today's foot print will be history tomorrow, record your event so it will be preserved forever.

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Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador by Matt Bates - Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador

It seems as though the summer months came and left in the blink of an eye, and now we find ourselves well into fall. Already we are hearing of snow falling in western regions as early as the first week of September, reminding us that winter is coming just as quickly. I took over the role of Canadian Angus Foundation Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador at the 2014 Canadian Angus National Convention in Moose Jaw, SK in June. This was truly an extraordinary event and it was extremely humbling to see our breeders’ overwhelming support for the Canadian Angus Foundation and the Ambassador program throughout the week. In the first few days of July, I represented our breed in the Cattle Trail at Calgary Stampede. This is a pasture to plate display for consumers to learn how their beef is raised and it’s a great place to spread a positive message about beef production. Also in early July I attended Summer Synergy in Olds, AB where there was a great turnout of Angus Cattle. Many of

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the major scholarships and awards were presented to Angus juniors, highlighting some of the very capable and talented youth in our breed. Mid July I had the pleasure of attending the 15th annual Canadian Junior Angus Association Showdown. The small town of Virden, Manitoba was home to approximately 90 juniors for three days of beautiful weather, friendly competition and great cattle. Despite the rather large and virulent mosquitoes that most seemed unaccustomed to, we had an excellent facility and some fun, new activities for juniors. Everyone seemed especially fond of the new Agri-Nightmare challenge that was inspired from our trip to New Zealand last fall. There were juniors in attendance from coast to coast, two reps from the Junior Red Angus Association of America (JRAAA), a visiting ‘Aussie’ as well as cattle from four different provinces. Each year the CJAA sponsors youth to attend the NJAA LEAD Conference and the JRAAA Round-up south of the border. Patrick Holland and myself were fortunate enough to be selected to attend this years LEAD event in Philadelphia, PA, over the August long weekend. Throughout four days we had the chance to tour well-known Angus seedstock operations, a chip factory, a mushroom farm and historic downtown Philadelphia. This was a great opportunity to network with our American Junior Angus peers and I certainly encourage all CJAA

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members to take advantage of these exchange programs in the future. I look forward to visiting with fellow Angus breeders and friends throughout my travels this fall. Some of the major events you will find me at include Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville, QC, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON, Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, SK, as well as some other shows and sales closer to home. And to finish on a particularly high note, why not mention the record high cattle prices that have sparked a feeling of optimism throughout the industry? I remember a few years ago when five weight steers hit $1.50 and everyone thought things couldn’t get any better. Well it turns out they could… and they did. Those same steers are now bringing as much as double that price from a few years ago. From the standpoint of market conditions, there’s finally the potential for profitability. I know you’ve heard about these prices over and over throughout the last year, but it's certainly a milestone for our industry. For ranchers across the country it's the light at the end of the tunnel after struggling to make ends meet for years. For young cattleman like myself and my peers it means we can continue to follow our passion and maintain our small herds of cattle, all while having money leftover to reinvest in expansion or to help offset the cost of a post secondary education. This is the beef industry we’ve all been waiting for, and rumor has it, it’s here for a while.


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Canadian Beef Breeds Council submitted by Michael Latimer Canadian Beef Breeds Council - Executive Director

In August, CBBC participated in a government trade mission to Kazakhstan. This is a market that most of you will have heard a great deal about over the last few years. In this article I am going to attempt to provide further insight based on my travels; in terms of market opportunities, challenges, and the people. To fully appreciate Kazakhstan you need to understand the history and how their culture has developed over the past several hundred years. The Kazak people are traditionally nomadic, managing their herds of sheep, goats, camels, cattle and horses by moving them around through the day and returning to the village in the evening. This continues in many areas today. The Kazak people have their own language but maintain close relations with Russia and most still speak Russian. This relationship with Russia pre-dates the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan was the last country to seek independence. During the Soviet era, large

numbers of non-Kazaks were moved into the region, which still impacts their culture today. In the city of Almaty, there are over 100 different ethnicities. The Kazak people are generally a peaceful and do not look for war. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, and Kazakhstan gained its independence, they were left with hundreds of nuclear missiles and bunkers. This could have been catastrophic if they had chose to distribute them to neighboring countries (see a map for explanation). However, newly elected (and still current) Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev chose to peacefully work with the Russian, USA and European officials and dismantle or move the weapons from Kazak soil. This new alliance and the fact that Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources such as oil and natural gas, foreign investment flowed into the country. This has lead to low unemployment rates, and a relatively prosperous economy as compared to neighbor countries. This has also created opportunity for foreign agriculture producers as the country desired to become self sufficient in food production. Obviously the history is far more complicated and detailed than I have described, but it is difficult to appreciate how the Kazaks operate without considering their diverse and complicated history. Canada has been successful in importing a large volume of breeding stock into Kazakhstan. However, so have Australia and the United States. There is currently an

interest in Canadian cattle, particularly for Hereford, Angus and Charolais. They compliment the native breeds of Kazak White Head and Auliekol. There will be increased opportunity for other breeds in the future, if the Kazaks choose to move to a North American style cross-breeding system. There are thousands of acres of relatively unused grasslands similar to that of eastern Alberta and southern Saskatchewan, but there is a lack of infrastructure and modern agriculture knowledge to utilize this land base. Our delegation visited a mixed farm outside of Kostenay that has 60,000 acres, 6500 head of cattle (dairy and beef ) and employees 500 workers. They take considerable pride in the fact that they are able to provide jobs for these workers, but they are intentionally slow to adopt modern equipment as to not displace jobs. They are also proud that they have been able to maintain the collective farm from the days of the Soviet Union and still operate under communist principles. In fact, statues of both Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx still stand in the town square. As you can see the Kazak culture is complicated and varies significantly by region and farm unit, which is one of many challenge to conducting business. It is important to maintain a presence and promote the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Canadianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; brand even when domestic prices are at record highs so that we have places for our cattle and genetics to go when times are tough at home.

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24 Park Lane, Olds, AB T4H 1W3 Auctioneer, Ring Service & Marketing

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Steve Dorran

P.O. Box 39075, Lakewood Common, Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9

760.972.7736

Progressive Performance... Optimum Maternalism! CANADIAN RED ANGUS PROMOTION SOCIETY 306.227.2992 - www.redangus.ca - office@ www.redangus.ca

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P.O. Box 10100, Stn Main, Airdrie, Alberta, T4A 0H4

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Semen - Supplies - Nitrogen

Tel: (403) 226 0666 e-mail: twhite@altagenetics.com

ALBERTA BREEDERS SERVICE Neil Hazel

Box 5, Site 4, R.R. #1, Olds, Alta T4H 1P3

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

GLENN COPELAND CONSULTING & MARKETING

~ FIFTY YEARS OF ANGUS CATTLE PROGRESS ~

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

Phone: (705)445-4317 Cell: (705)607-4317 E-mail: copeland@georgian.net

get your cattle online with coyote publishing.

www.coyotepub.com More than just really great catalogues!

Sid Leavitt: (403) 653-2450 sid@coyotepub.com Jana Keeley: (604) 740-5653 jana@coyotepub.com

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

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● On-farm freezing & collection ● Donor care facility ● Recipient herd

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● Licensed facility for embryos exports ● Genetic Marketing & Selection ● International Embryo Sales

Ericson Livestock Services

(780) 352-7630 Dennis & Shelly Ericson

R.R.# 2, Wetaskiwin, Alberta T9A 1W9

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

GA Fantin Services / 403.289.3836 fanting@telus.net

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Mark Stock

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

Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

AUCTIONEER

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

TRANS TECH GENETICS LTD.

VLAD PAWLYSHYN D.V.M.

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

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Tel: (250)446-2269 Fax: (250)764-0537

22km Christian Valley Westbridge, British Columbia

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 bzaylward@gmail.com

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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.”

BLIND CREEK ANGUS

Wayne and Peggy Robinson

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

Owners:

Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

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

Darrel & Wendy Ashbacher & Family

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

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

Bar Double M Angus

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

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New Norway, AB

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

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! Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085

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

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

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KBJ Round Farms

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund

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

Dwayne & Joanne Emery

Jim Round (780)348-5638

- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

Barry Round

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

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

(780)348-5794

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Richard & Joyce Lorenz

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

F RR A N C H LAKEFORD ANGUS

Dave & Jean Prichard 780-385-2226

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Dan & Shelley Prichard Ph/Fax: 780-385-2298 lakeford@telusplanet.net

“RANCH RAISED BALANCED PERFORMANCE CATTLE” Angus

Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta TOJ 1SO

Horned Hereford

Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

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”

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

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

(403)335-9112

MINBURN ANGUS

Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945

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

LEEUWENBURGH ANGUS REGISTERED RED & BLACK ANGUS

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

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

LINDON ANGUS F ARMS

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

Lee & Laura Brown

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

19th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09

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Box 610, Delburne, Alberta T0M 0V0 (403)749-2953 email: wcbeck@hotmail.com

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Lassiter Brothers

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Box 763, Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0 Ph: 403/641-4467 ~ Fax:403/6412355 xxxangus@telusplanet.net

Spring Bull Sale ● Female (Private Treaty) ● Embryos Using A.I. program & Embryo transfer to raise well balanced cattle.

Wayne Grant

Stauffer Ranches P.O. Box 174, Killam, Alberta (780)385-2216

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

Stoneydale

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Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

Premium Quality Since 1972

RIVERBEND FARM LTD.

Glen, Dale, Wayne & Terry Elliott

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: redrod7@telusplanet.net

Registered & Commercial Red Angus

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THISTLE RIDGE RANCH Ben & Carol Tams

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

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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

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Double AA Angus Bill Dillabaugh

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

Annual Rancher’s Choice Spring Bull Sale

Ranches Inc.

Don’t Roll - JustRock

Jon & Shelly Fox

P.O. Box 320 Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y2 www.justamereranches.com

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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

Phone: 306-825-9702 Fax: 306-825-9782 Res: 306-825-9624 Email: justamere@sasktel.net

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

Wes & Kim Olynyk (306)876-4420 Irene Olynyk (306)876-4400

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

S E C T I O N Flying K Ranch Registered Red Angus Since 1972

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

Donna Hanel

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

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

Annual Bull Sale First Saturday in April

Box 192, Goodeve, SK S0A 1C0

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Barry & Marj Young & Family

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

Kim Robertson

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

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

“Raising Quality Cattle To Work For You”

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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

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Luseland - .5 mile W, 12 Miles S & .25 mile W. Kerrobert - 12 miles W, Hwy# 51, .5 mile N, .25 mile W Est: 1980

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

Black & Red Angus

Bruce, Ione Austen & Breanna Anderson

BROOKMORE ANGUS

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

Quality Angus Cattle

Visitors Always Welcome

Jack & Barb Hart

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

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David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

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

Z RED ANGU A R Phil Birnie S W Box 461, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0

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

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Roy & Vicki Forsyth

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

Ian Gross

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Registered Red & BlackAngus

forsyth1@mts.net

Allen & Merilyn Staheli

Greenbush Angus 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

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

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BILL & SYLVIA JACKSON

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

Les Fermes

Rolling Acres

Angus & Hereford

C260 Heath Road, Shawville, Quebec J0X 2Y0

Stephen & Paula 819-647-3540

Laird & Mary 819-647-3542

Fax: (819)647-3541 // steve@rollingacres.biz

October 18 Red Roundup Sale, Red Deer, AB October 18 Blue Water Sale, Hanover, ON October 19 celled Can‘Tradition with a Vision’ Sale, Olds, AB Brylor Ranch October 22 Chinook Angus Sale, Taber, AB October 25 Angus in Action Sale, Nappan, NS October 30 - November 1 Saskatchewan Gold & Junior Show, Lloydminster, SK November 1 Frontline Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK November 2 Alberta Angus Gold Show, Farmfair, Edmonton, AB November 4 - 9 Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB November 7 Headliner All Breed Sale, Edmonton, AB November 7 Manitoba Gold Show, Brandon, MB November 17 Brooking Angus Open Book Sale, Radville, SK November 19 The Amigos Production Sale, Medicine Hat, AB November 26 Masterpiece Sale, Regina, SK November 27 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK November 28 Power & Perfection Angus Sale, Regina, SK November 28 Blairs.Ag ‘Class of 14’ Online Heifer Sale December 4 Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull & Female Sale, Wood Mountain, SK December 5 Highland Sale XX, Olds, AB

Ad Index 66 Ranch ............................ 10 Alberta Junior Angus ................ 44 Andy Fadeeff Saddlery .............. 38 Angus Ridge Farms .................... 39 Atlasta Angus ................................ 21 Belvin Angus ....................... OBC Blairs.Ag Cattle Co ..................... 13 Bohrson Marketing ................. 27, 35 BouchardLivestockInternational ... 46 Brookmore Angus ...................... 20 Brylor Ranch ............................ IFC Calgary Bull Sale .................. 41

December 6 Majestic Cattle Co Production Sale, Lethbridge, AB December 6 Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB December 10 Cudlobe Angus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB December 12 66 Ranch Fall Bull & Female Sale, Fort Macleod, AB December 13 Atlasta Angus Bull Sale & Seriously Black Select Female Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB December 17 White Cap Charolais & Howe Red Angus Sale, Moose Jaw, SK December 19 WJ Ranch Dispersal Sale, Standard, AB December 19 Friday Night Lights Sale, Olds, AB December 20 Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB December 31 New Year’s Resolution Sale, Red Deer, AB ________________ 2015 ________________ February 17 Symens Land & Cattle Bull Sale, Claresholm, AB March 4 - 5 Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, AB March 25 Hamilton Farms Bull & Select Female Sale March 26 Cattle Creek Ranching Red Angus Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK April 4 66 Ranch Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB April 10 Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK

Index of Display Advertisements Castlerock Marketing ............. 31, 33 Cattle Creek Ranching .................. 4 Cudlobe Angus ..................... 1 Farmfair International .................. 32 Figure 8 Angus .......................... 37 Glen Islay Angus ....................... 5 Hamilton Farms .......................... 3 Harvest Angus .......................... 15 Hazel Bluff Red Angus ................ 30 Howe Red Angus ........................... 56 Johnston/Fertile Valley Angus ........... 4 JPM Farms ........................... 24, 36 Fall Herd Reference 2014

Kelly Richardson .......................... 45 Lorenz Angus .............................. 6 Majestic Cattle Co ...................... 19 Peak Dot Ranch .............................. 11 Poplar Meadows Angus ................ 7 Pursue Victory ............................ 23 Remitall West .......................... 34 Symens Land & Cattle Co .......... 17 White Cap Charolias ................... 56 WJ Ranch ..................................... 29 WRAZ Red Angus ..................... IBC Z Bar Angus ................................. 25 Angus World

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Canadian Angus Breeder Publication