Page 1

AngusWor l d Onl i neEdi t i on Spr i ng2012


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

Spring Edition 2012*

"Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association"

Volume 20 #2*

Dave Callaway Editor/Publisher

Jan Lee Associate Editor

Regular Departments Advertising Rates Canadian Angus Association Breed Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Association CEO Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Association - Commercial Fieldman . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Association - General Manger’s Report . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Association President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Association Registration Department . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Canadian Junior Angus Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Provincial Angus Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

33 31 34 32 32 33 34 33 29 29 43 27

Feature Articles Auction Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Calgary Bull Sale Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 GenMax DNA Test for Commercial Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Marketing Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Outstanding Canadian Female Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Quality Frontier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Quantum Genetix offers SNP Parentage Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 TraceBack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Cover: Photo taken in the pastures of the Canadian Angus Association President David Bolduc

Outside Back Cover . . . . . . . 700.00 Inside Back Cover . . . . . . . . . 650.00 Inside Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . 650.00 Full Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600.00 1/2 Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420.00 1/3 Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350.00 1/4 Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275.00 Card Ad (annually) . . . . . . . . . 200.00

Additional Charges Each Additional Color . . . . . . 100.00 Matched or Specified Color . . . 200.00 Full Color . . . . . . . . . . . . 400.00 Reverse/Screen/Bleed . . . . . . . 25.00 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15.00

Subscription Rates Canada 1 year . . . . . . . . . $35.00 (incl GST) 2 years . . . . . . . . $50.00 (incl GST) United States 1 year . . . . . . . . $40.00 US (incl GST) Foreign 1 year . . . . . . . . . $50.00 (incl GST)

Publications Mail Agreement #40051561 Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Angus World c/o Circulation Dept. P.O. Box 177 Stavely, Alberta T0L 1Z0 ~ Printed in Canada ~ "Aberdeen Angus World" is dedicated to the promotion, growth and improvement of Aberdeen Angus Cattle.


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 3


Dave’s Desk

e beef industry is certainly a different world than it was one short year ago. Calf prices last fall were substantially higher which fueled more optimism. Bull sales this spring were very strong. It is certainly a good time to be in the cattle business. A quick read through the sale summaries indicates how wide spread and substantial the change has been. As purebred beef producers, there is a constant search for the next ‘great one’ in the bull pen. It can be a calculated, studied and over-

Page 4

Angus World

analyzed decision, but until the results are on the ground and through to the system it can be difficult to tell if the right decision was made. In this issue there is an article on a program called TraceBack, which is a system to gather information on herds of cattle to use in the decision making process. In the next few issues, there will be more written regarding how this system can be utilized on purebred operations, and commercial cow-calf outfits through to the packing plants. I fully understand that it is not the only one out there, but I hope it will inspire some thought as to how this type of pro-

Spring Edition 2012*

gram can be beneficial. Also included this issue is information on identifying parentage as well as other traits in a manner that is economically feasible in commercial cow-calf operations through the use of DNA. ere are many commercial cattlemen utilizing this technology now and the number will increase as the benefits are realized. While this type of technology is embraced more and more in commercial operations, identification of economically significant traits will come under closer scrutiny. I hope you will find these articles of value.

Dave Callaway


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 5


Quality Frontier From hobby to quality business, Ontario farm sells herd as U.S.-based Limousin farm adds Angus options By Steve Suther Tucked into a nook along one of the busiest trucking routes in North America, Dunford Royal cattle co, near Woodstock, Ont., was all business for 12 formative years. The registered Angus business, to be precise—but it wasn’t always that way, the Angus or the business. And this just in: a key business axiom says everything has its price, so this Angus story is a flashback from April 2012, when the entire herd was sold to Leonard Wulf and Sons, at Morris, Minn., to begin their Angus program that sells into the U.S. and Canada. Stan Dunford certainly knows business, because his fleet of 2,500 trucks ply the continent’s highways each day. But his farm got its start as a hobby that specialized in Limousin show cattle. At one of the biggest, the National Western Stock Show in Denver, he met North Dakota native Casey Fanta at the Wulf Limousin stalls. They talked about the rising influence of the Angus breed and its place in the larger industry, but Dunford was mainly interested in hiring a manager who grew up in the cattle business and understood that big picture. So he offered the job to Fanta, who moved to Ontario in 1996. “It was night and day difference, coming up from the U.S. Plains states,” Fanta says now. “When I moved here, it was hard to believe there were 1,800-pound steers topping the market at sales barns. Part of that was because there were no quality concerns; they just wanted to get the most beef on each carcass.” Yet, as he worked to make the most of the Dunford show string, traveling the continent, he watched as some Canadian retail chains and restaurants imported U.S. beef just to get enough of the quality they wanted. Show cattle seemed less relevant. In 2000, Dunford dispersed that herd. Two other herdsmen were let go, but Fanta was welcome to stay on and develop a new enterprise. It couldn’t be a hobby anymore, however, but a business that paid its way. “We could see where the market was going, where the demand was, and it had to do with what the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand was doing to add value to Angus cattle in the U.S.,” Fanta says. CAB had just licensed Canadian plants that year as well

Page 6

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*


Starting from scratch, he looked far to the west and just a little south, to Thomas Angus Ranch in Oregon. “We bought a potload of registered bred heifers and another potload of heifer calves,” Fanta explains. That was the foundation for an ambitious plan to make it in seedstock without going to shows. “Everybody is keen on showing because there are lots of small herds around here, people work off the farm and showing is really entertaining,” he says. “But from a business standpoint, it is hard to track profitability and your impact on the commercial herds.” The Dunford Royal name was known from all the years showing. “But part of the shift when we went to Angus was that we were just not going to shows,” Fanta says. “It took too much time and money.” The Canadian national herd has been in reduction mode for many years, but, at least in Ontario, Fanta says, “Angus is the hot, new breed. We were selling to the more progressive guys who are doing better in this economy.” They also converted many Limousin customers to use Angus bulls. “We bought good cattle, so we could build on that and sell them for whatever commercial guys were going to pay—if it was $1,500, that is what we would set the farm up to do,” he says. In fact, results have been far better with production sales that averaged $4,000 to $5,000 and a bull sale that was mostly in the $3,500 to $4,000 range. The April 2012 bull sale blew those doors off and approached the $5,000 average mark.

“We were selling 50 bulls a year, which is huge for this part of the country,” Fanta notes. “We worked hard to build that market—since a lot of them have 30 cows and may only buy a bull every five years, we needed 250 rather than 50 regular bull customers. “Anyway, the business took care of itself, like a business should,” Fanta says. “Very few purebred farms across the northeastern corner of the continent can say that, as many are subsidized by old money or asset appreciation,” he adds. Since 2005, Fanta and his wife Kelly had lived on the Angus farm headquarters east of Woodstock, with a leased pasture 20 miles away. An equally split herd of 140 January- and September-calving cows rotated by truck between the two places, calving where frequent checking and prompt neonatal care was convenient. Obviously, Fanta knew those cattle, and identified with them as if they were his own. So it’s no surprise that in a sense, he was “part of the deal” when Dunford sold the entire herd to Wulf in April. The Fantas are moving to Morris, Minn., but will maintain many of their contacts in Canada. “This really is a North American market now,” he says. The impact of CAB in the market was a factor in going into black Angus, as it is a factor in Wulf’s interest in acquiring the herd. Fanta says there is direct evidence of a growing brand presence in Ontario, with consumers looking for CAB at retail or on the menus. “But in the cattle market, it is mostly a bleedover effect,” he says. The U.S. Angus bloodlines are popular, partly because they put more quality into the carcass for CAB.

Positive consumer perceptions surround the words “local,” “Angus” and “organic,” but Fanta knows some of that is lacking in science. “With organics, what happens when they convince too many consumers that all the other beef is bad? We were as organic as we could be without sacrificing performance.” He sees an obvious need for consistent standards like the 10 carcass quality specifications for CAB. “Sometimes I wonder how beef has stayed as popular as it has,” Fanta says. “I went to a restaurant once that served AAA beef, and it was a really good steak. So a couple of weeks later we had buyers in and I wanted to treat them so we went back—it was the worst steak I ever had. So bad that I sent it back and when they asked if I wanted a different one, I said no thanks. The guys grilling them didn’t know any difference. That is a problem we can overcome only with a consistently high-quality brand. He knows a quality premium is built into the cattle market, but sees little excitement among commercial customers at such invisible money. “When we find a way for packers to return data and link the beef price to that data, then we’ll have a quality-friendly system and a new level of demand for those genetics here,” Fanta says. As for the future of Angus production in Canada, he sees much room for optimism, but Ontario will be more of a center for feedlots, with calves coming in mainly from the bigger western herds. “There is just too much competition for land among crop farming and other development,” he concludes.

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 7


Page 8

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 9


GenMax®DNA Test for Commercial Angus By Steve Suther, Director of Industry Information, Certified Angus Beef LLC would be hard to apply without using expected progeny differences (EPDs) and the dollar value ($V) index in bull selection. And it would be pointless without a focus on fertility and maternal traits. “No DNA test for economically important traits in cattle costs less, at $17, but multiplied across a herd or calf crop, it still represents a significant investment,” McCully notes. The knowledge from GMX™ Scores, marbling and gain can pay for the test in short order if you make use of a few strategies.

G E N M A X T E S T

The most productive, high-quality commercial cowherds are often managed like purebreds, with individual animal records, calf performance and carcass data brought to bear on each cow. Progeny are increasingly predictable and accurate in hitting gain and grade targets. “If that sounds like you, there’s a new DNA tool for your herd,” says Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) assistant vice president for production. GeneMax® is Angus-specific and designed for commercial herds using registered Angus sires. In the decade since the bovine genome was mapped, the search for practical applications has been one of the boom industries in bioscience. The most recent result can help ranchers across North America profitably increase the share of their cattle that qualify for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. It comes from a CAB and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) effort to work with Pfizer Animal Genetics to develop a test that evaluates marbling and post-weaning gain on high-percentage Angus cattle. Field trials area going on in Canada this summer, McCully says, working with three commercial herds that have a higher level of DNA (50K) information on herd sires. The herds are using a DNA test for sire identity as well, so the GeneMax test for heifer replacements includes the potential for sire-group sorting. Correlations between GMX™ scores and both carcass grading and feedlot gain have been linear, based on nearly 2,000 cattle at Iowa’s Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity. “GeneMax opens a genetic toolbox tray that commercial Angus cattlemen have never known,” McCully says. “But rather than replacing other options, it makes them more effective.” The new DNA test would be hard to use without such tools as individual cow-calf weight records. It

Page 10

Angus World

You may be able to partner with a custom feedlot on testing, or retain ownership on the top half for GMX Score. In either case, the DNA test can form the basis for realistic expectations. Even if you don’t feed or track phenotypic data after weaning, those scores can be entered into your herd records and begin to characterize the cowherd, already helping to select needed traits in breeding bulls. Some strategies are mainly feedlot oriented. “A representative sample of calves could be tested, with average results used to infer feeding and carcass value Testing and strategies for the group or help guide your decisions on retained Test kits with optional pin-prick devices for blood ownership options,” McCully says. “A feedlot could samples may be ordered through the Web at implement any of these strategies at the yard, too.” www.CABpartners.com/GeneMax, and there’s also an Interpreting results instructional video. Samples are analyzed for the presence of DNA A frequent change of surgical gloves helps eliminate cross contamination, and individual samples should markers known to be associated with marbling and dry before being placed in plastic sleeves or pockets post-weaning gain. Resulting GMX Scores will come such as those for photos or slides. Depending on labor back in about four weeks. The economically weighted and facilities, it could take little more than an hour to score is based on historical averages and trends for the most of the day to sample 100 cows. It is important value contributions of gain and marbling. As an to record individual animal identification for each card example, if that genomic prediction puts an animal in the top 12% of the GMX database, its GMX Score used. This is not a test for breeding bulls, but there are will show as 88. “The genomic prediction for each animal’s gain and reasons to test all other types of commercial Angus marbling is also ranked against the GMX database so cattle, McCully says. “You could test most of your mature cows to that animals in the top 20% earn a ‘5’ and the lowest characterize their contribution to progeny genetics,” 20% earn a ‘1.’ These are not economically weighted he suggests.” Sure, the bull supplies half of the genetics and the overall GMX Score could be relatively high of each calf, but now you can index your cows for the even though one of the component rankings seems quality of their contribution. Those with the lowest low,” McCully says. Keep in mind the test is not a comparison of all GMX Scores can go into the “on deck” virtual pen for culling, with that ding against them carried on to any genetics in the North American cowherds, only high-percentage Angus cattle. pending replacement heifers. The broader commercial cattle industry will soon Some of those with below-average GMX Scores, but above-average gain or marbling component results become familiar with GMX Scores, and you may could be strategically bred to bulls stronger in marbling choose to list results by individual or by group in or growth, to complement the gaps for a more marketing replacement heifers. Seedstock Angus producers may organize or feature sales with groups balanced calf crop. The same strategies would apply to replacement of GMX-evaluated cattle for their customers. “For all tested cattle that remain in your herd, heifers, after culling all that fail to meet other criteria strategic breeding is perhaps the best option to make such as structure, disposition and size. “Except for the few obvious culls that show up even the test pay,” McCully says. “Those who have retained in well-managed herds for various reasons, a producer ownership may have seen a significant spread from top might consider testing all calves,’ McCully says Results gainers to the bottom, and the same in terms of can be marketed as showing the feedlot and carcass marbling. By mating to complement known gaps in potential of steers or market heifers; it just takes their DNA profiles, you can even out subsequent another 3 cents per pound on 600-weight calves to progeny groups.” beat the cost of the test.

Spring Edition 2012*


Quantum Genetix offers SNP Parentage Test

Quantum Genetix has unveiled a new addition to their list of genetic testing services: SNP parentage testing. Parentage testing is not new to the industry, but using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) instead of microsatellite markers is a more recent development. Quantum has applied the same SNP genotyping technology it has used for leptin and other genes that affect production to offer an affordable SNP parentage test. A less expensive parentage test makes it more practical for breeders to utilize multi-sire pastures and test the animals that will be registered. Breeders can also use carcass data from offspring to rank bulls and cow families. A more affordable parentage test is a useful herd management tool for making informed breeding and bull retention decisions. A producer can determine how many cows were bred by each bull, which bull produced the largest (or smallest) calves, and compare weaning weights and carcass data of offspring of each bull. Cows can be ranked for carcass traits in commercial settings as well as calf performance. That data may then be shared with purebred producers. Microsatellite markers are variable repeats of usually 2 or 3 nucleotides and also referred to as Short Tandem Repeats (STR). There are 12 microsatellite markers recommended by the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG) for bovine parentage. An individual microsatellite marker is more informative than a SNP so more SNPs are required to create an informative profile. Multiple studies have postulated that 3-4 SNP markers are required to be as informative as 1 microsatellite marker. Scoring microsatellites may vary by instrument and software used since the detection method involves measuring the number of repeats as opposed to presence/absence in the case of SNP marker detection. SNP markers are single nucleotide changes. SNP genotyping is less expensive and more compatible with high throughput methods. Quantum Genetix uses SNP markers from the USDA Meat Animal Research Center UPT_BTA_2007.121.V1 panel of 121 SNP markers that were sequence verified in 42 different breeds. USMARC collaborated with the University of Alberta and University of Louisville to develop the SNP panel.

SNP markers have several advantages over microsatellite markers. SNP markers have a lower mutation rate, are amenable to high-throughput platforms, lower cost, and genotype calling is more consistent between labs and detection platforms. The principle of parentage is the same whether using SNPs or microsatellites. Each parent has 2 alleles (2 versions or copies) of a given marker and the offspring receives one allele from each parent. If a sire has an allele with a calf in all markers then it is related, if it does not have an allele in common in one or more markers then it is not related. The example in Table 1 shows that Sire B is not a match because he does not have an allele in common with the calf for markers SNP 3 and SNP 5. Table 1. Example of comparing marker profiles of potential sires to a calf

The SNP parentage test offered by Quantum Genetix also has traceability applications. Profiles of retail meat samples can be compared to carcass samples, which can be compared to feedlot samples, which can be compared or linked by identification to a farm sample. Traceability can be used with branded beef programs, consumer health, and for verifying carcass data linked to live animals. The SNP parentage test from Quantum Genetix is $12 per animal including tissue collection tag.

Q U A N T U M

G E By Steven James N E T I X

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 11


Auction Block

Lazy S Ranch Black Angus Dispersal Sale January 27, 2012 - Mayerthorpe, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 59 Bred Females $2,675 26 Open Females $2,015 12 Beefmakers Females $2,850 97 Sale lots $2,520 Sale gross $244,400 59 Commercial Cows $2,080

A U C T I O N B L O C K

Lazy S Ranch Bull Power January 28, 2012 - Mayerthorpe, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 6 Two Year Olds Bulls $6,425 21 Black Angus Yearlings $4,276 14 Red Angus Yearlings $4,039 12 Red Yearling Beefmakers $5,200 26 Black Yearling Beefmakers $4,740 52 Red Yearling Simmentals $5,576 64 Black Yearling Simmentals $5,859 195 Sale lots $5,310 Sale gross $1,035,450 P&H Ranching & Guests Bull Sale February 11, 2012 - Innisfail, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 6 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $6,217 1 Black Angus Two Year Old Bull $6,400 8 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $3,888 4 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,688 39 Charolais Bulls $6,130 7 Simmental Bulls $4,014 13 Ranch Geldings $5,900 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Coldstream Titan 188Y sired by DBRL 03M Titan 4T purchased by Grant Schlekewy, St Walberg, SK for $11,500 /// Coldstream Prowler 182Y sired by SAV Prowler 182Y purchased by Arda Angus, Acme, AB for $7,000 M&J Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale February 11, 20112 - Russell, Manitoba Auctioneer: Ward Cutler 25 Simmental Two Year Old Bulls $5,074 15 Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,317 3 Simmental Heifers $4,333 6 Commercial Females $2,150 High Selling Angus Bulls: Red MJ Gladiator 42X sired by Red Crescent 179T purchased by Meadowstock Farms, Spy Hill, SK for $5,800 /// MJ Facebook 9X sired by Remitall New Dimension 597U purchased by Jalyn Farms, McAuley, MB for $5,300 ///MJ Predominant 7X sired by Peak Dot Predominant 957U purchased by Jalyn Farms, McAuley, MB for $5,200 MJT’s 18th Annual ‘Back to Basics’ Bull Sale February 11, 20112 - Stettler, Alberta Auctioneer: John Blacklock, Saskatoon, SK 17 Two Year Old Black Angus Bulls $4,385 49 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $3,689 Page 12

Angus World

24 Two Year Old Red Angus Bulls 42 Two Year Old Hereford Bulls 12 Black Angus Heifers 144 Purebred Sale lots 13 Commercial Bred Heifers 36 Open Commercial Heifers

$4,110 $4,931 $2,300 $3,403 $1,646 $1,147

Chapman Cattle Company Bull Sale February 16, 20112 - Stettler, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 55 Black Angus Bulls $4,983 5 Red Angus Bulls $5,140 60 Sale lots $4,996 Sale gross $299,760 High Selling Bull:Chapman Memento 0505X sired by Crowfoot Rev Erica 5752R purchased by Crowfoot Cattle Co, Standard, AB for $16,500 Ole Farms 7th Annual Sale February 20, 2012 - Athabasca, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC Sale Management:DJ Henderson & Associates, Lacombe, AB 110 Angus Bulls $3,750 5 Simmental Bulls $2,820 15 Commercial N/R Bulls $2,626 98 Commercial Bred Heifers $1,931 52 Purebred Angus Females $1,926 3 Horses $4,867 Sale gross $769,990 High Selling Bulls: Ole Rito Legacy 157X sired by Sinclair Rito Legacy 3R9 purchased by Derek Tallmadge, Meadow Lake, SK for $6,300 /// Ole Timeless 321X sired by Sinclair Timeless 78T15 purchased by Brad McCutcheon, Athabasca, AB for $6100 /// Ole Jokin’ All 293X sired by Ole Alliance 138T purchased by Athabasca Colony, Athabasca, AB for $5,900 /// Ole Fahren’s Blaze 309X sired by DDA Pinebank 50H purchased by Chad Meunier, Barrhead, AB for $5,500 /// Ole Rito Time 308X sired by Ole Rito Legacy 9U purchased by Derek Tallmadge, Meadow Lake, SK for $5,400 Vikse Family Farm ‘Tip the Scale’ Bull Sale February 20, 2012 - Daysland, Alberta 83 Angus Bulls $5,860 44 Charolais Bulls $6,023 55 Open Commercial Heifers $1,625 Stewart Cattle Co & Guests Bull Sale February 23, 2012 - Neepawa, Manitoba Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 42 Angus Bulls $4,269 Sale gross $179,300 High Selling Bull: SCC Retail Product 60Y sired by GAR Retail Product purchased by Tullamore Angus, Caledon, ON for $9,000

Spring Edition 2012*

Early Sunset Bull & Female Sale February 24, 2012 - Edam, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 27 Yearling Angus Bulls $4,037 11 Yearling Simmental Bulls $3,709 17 Yearling Angus Heifers $2,012 6 Yearling Simmental Heifers $3,239 61 Sale lots $3,239 Sale gross $197,750 High Selling Angus Bull:Early Sunset Tom Boy 72Y sired by Early Sunset Tommy Boy 8W purchased by T-C Ranching, Meadow Lake, SK for $6,700 High Selling Female: Early Sunset Queen Mother 103Y sired by HF Supreme 37T purchased by LLB Angus, Erskine, AB for $4,000 112th Annual Calgary Bull Sale March 1, 2012 - Calgary, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC 77 Angus Bulls $5,443 Sale gross $419,100 High Selling Angus Bull: Belvin Panic Switch 2’11 sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 consigned by Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB purchased by LCL Angus, Coronation, AB for $26,000 17th Annual Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale March 2, 2012 - Brandon, MB Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely AB Sale Manager:DJ Henderson & Associates Ltd, Lacombe, AB 71 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $4,807 Sale gross $341, 300 High Selling Bulls: Brookmore Upward 87Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by HBH Farms, Oak River, MB for $11,250 /// Brookmore Upward 116Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Anderson Cattle Company, Swan River, MB for $8,100 /// Brookmore Upward 125Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Joseph Bouchard, Fisher Branch, MB for $7,000 /// Brookmore Upward 66Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Douglas Monson, Bottineau, ND for $6,900 /// Brookmore Upward 176Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Dean McLaren, Roland, MB for $6,900 Brandl Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 2, 2012 - Jarvie, Alberta Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran, Didsbury, AB 26 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,838 15 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $3,967 41 Bulls $4,520 Sale Gross $185,300 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: BCC Premium Edition 41Y sired by BCC Premium Edition 47U purchased by Archie Gale, Westlock, AB for $7,300 /// BCC Impact 98Y sired by Justamere 422 Eric 728W purchased by Uphill Feeders, Tawatinaw, AB for $6,600 /// BCC Impact 116Y sired by Justamere 422 Eric 728W purchased by Leonard and Doris Stewart, Athabasca, AB for $6,500


High Selling Red Angus Bull: Red BCC Net Worth 15Y sired by Red Badlands Net Worth 23U purchased by Ben and Hendria Hospers, Neerlandia, AB for $6,000 Volume Buyers:Ben and Hendria Hospers, Neerlandia, AB (6 bulls) /// Clyde McCoy, Clyde, AB (5 bulls) Ward’s Red Angus & Guests 4th Annual Bull Sale March 3, 2012 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management:T Bar C Cattle Co 22 Yearling Red Angus Bulls $4,280 4 Fall Yearling Red Angus Bulls $4,275 1 Two Year Old Red Angus Bull $4,400 5 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $3,020 3 Fall Yearling Black Angus Bulls $3,500 14.5 Two Year Old Black Angus Bulls $4,921 49.5 Sale lots $4,295 Sale gross $212,600 Palmer Charolais & Nielson Land & Cattle Bull Sale March 5, 2012 - Bladworth, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB Sale Management: By Livestock, Regina, SK 11 Yearling Red Angus Bulls $3,782 22 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $4,105 32 Yearling Charolais Bulls $4,369 65 Yearling Bulls $4,180 10 Yearling Angus Heifers $1,375 Sale gross $285,450 Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale March 5, 2012 - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan 38 Black Angus Bulls $4,022 12 Red Angus Bulls $3,450 Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull Sale March 7, 2012 - Brandon, Manitoba Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer, Stirling, AB 70 Bulls $3,948 Sale gross $276,350 High Selling Red Angus Bulls: Red Mar Mac Top Loin 28Y sired by Red Cockburn 346U purchased by Terry & Stacey Hunt, Rose Valley, SK for $8,000 /// Red Mar Mac Mastermind 110Y sired by Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U purchased by Right Cross Ranch, Kisbey, SK for $8,000 High Selling Black Angus Bull: Mar Mac Tiger 159Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Gerlei Angus, Montmartre, SK for $9,500 /// Mar Mac Top Dog 7Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Joe Bouchard, Fisher Branch, MB for $5,000 Bar E-L Angus Bull & Elite Female Sale March 8, 2012 - Stettler, Alberta Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 53 Angus Bulls $7,188 13 Open Angus Heifers $4,315 Sale gross $437,100 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Bar-E-L Iron Will 32Y sired by HF Iron Man 167W, 1/2 interest purchased by Merit Cattle Co, Radville, SK for $31,000 /// Bar-E-L Natural Law 52Y sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 purchased by Tanya Belsham,

Houston, BC for $15,000/// Bar-E-L Ironclad 177Y sired by HF Iron Man 167W purchased by Dakitch Angus & Hereford Farm, Ada, MN for $8,500 High Selling Red Angus Bulls: Red Bar-E-L Double Deuce 198Y sired by Bar-E-L Warpaint 167W purchased by Wilbar Farms, Dundurn, SK for $19,000 /// Red Bar-E-L Ab Judge 5Y sired by Red Wheel Alliance 22U purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle Co, Lanigan, SK for $15,500/// Red Bar-E-L Storm 61Y sired by Red RMJ Redman 1T purchased by Glessbar Cattle Co, Barrhead, AB for $14,000 /// Red Bar-E-L Checkpoint 26Y sired by Red Bar-E-L Warden 144W purchased by Severtson Land & Cattle Co, Innisfail, AB for $11,000/// Red Bar-E-L Kings Ransom 7Y sired by Red 5L Norseman King 2291 purchased by Duralta Farms Inc, Vegreville, AB for $10,000 High Selling Open Angus Heifers: Bar-E-L April 10Y sired by Bar-E-L Unforgiven 102U purchased by KFC Farms Ltd, Abbotsford, BC for $7,300 /// Red Bar-E-L Kassie 34Y sired by Red Bar-E-L Warden 144W purchased by Papa Jack Red Angus, Munson, AB for $7,000 /// Bar-E-L Chive 141Y sired by HF Iron Man 167W purchased by Lacombe Research Centre, Lacombe, AB for $5,100 Arda Farms & Freeway Angus Bull Sale March 9, 2012 - Acme, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 65 Arda Farms Yearling Bulls $3,882 $4,417 6 Arda Farms 2 Year Old Bulls 29 Freeway Angus 2 Year Old Bulls $4,986 358 Commercial Heifers $1,280 Sale gross $881,825 High Selling Yearling Bull: Arda Direct 102Y sired by Arda Direct 23T purchased by WA Ranches, Calgary, AB for $6,500 High Selling Two Year Old Bulls: Arda: Arda Krugerrand 454T sired by Southolm Krugerrand 35P purchased by PFRA, Regina, SK for $5,750 /// Freeway: Freeway Heads Up 5X sired by Arda heads Up 29R purchased by 7R Ranch, Battleford, SK for $7,750 Flesch Angus 23rd Annual Bull Sale March 9, 2012 - Shelby, Montana Auctioneer: Ty Thompson 57 Yearling Bulls $5,482 16 Open Heifers $1,975 22 Open Commercial Heifers $1,800 Sale gross $383,730 High Selling Bulls: FF Dividend Y11 sired by Connealy Revenue 7289, 2/3 interest purchased by Vermilion Ranch, Billings, MT for $61,000 /// FF Elevate Y34 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Bodner Angus Raynesford, MT & Boylan Angus Bozeman, MT for $12,500 /// FF Stimulant Y40 sired by Connealy Stimulus 8419 purchased by J Square Angus, Jordan Sies, Melville, SK for $9,500 /// JF Iron Sight Y46 sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 purchased by Gollagher Ranch, Cascade, MT for $8,250 /// JF Armed & Dangerous Y78 sired by Connealy Stimulus 8419 purchased by Peterson Farms, Bowbells, ND for $7,500

LLB Angus Spring Spectacular Bull & Female Sale March 10, 2012 - Erskine, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 99 Black & Red Yearling Heifers $3,476 102 Black Yearling Bulls $4,875 8 Angus/Simmental Black Yearling Bulls $3,913 14 Red Yearling Bulls $3,029 10 Fall Born Yearling Bulls $4,900 69 Black 2 Year Old Bulls $4,880 13 Red 2 Year Old Bulls $4,515 315 Purebred Sale lots $4,292 228 Commercial Open Heifers $1,245 Purebred Sale gross $1,351,850 228 Commercial Heifers $1,245 Top Selling Yearling Heifers: LLB Lucy 242Y sired by WAF Zorzal 321U purchased by French River Cattle Company, ON for $30,000 /// LLB Pride of Aberdeen 133Y sired by Double AA Old Post Bandolier purchased by French River Cattle Company, ON for $25,000 ///LLB Regal Bea 804Y sired by Double AA Old Post Bandolier purchased by French River Cattle Company, ON $20,000 /// LLB Beauty 782Y sired by Timber Trail Gridlock purchased by Vos Vegas Angus, Ontario $7,500

A U C T I O Top Selling Black Yearling Bulls: LLB 293W Gridlock 446Y sired by LLB Gridlock 293W N purchased by French River Cattle Company, Ontario for $58,000 /// LLB 44U Blackman 203Y sired by Soo Line Blackman 8044 purchased by Lock Farms, Jonathon Lock, Macklin SK for $15,000 /// LLB Darkhorse 328Y sired by Limestone Darkhorse U322 purchased by Craig & Tom Spady, Alliance AB for $15,000 /// LLB 268S Free Wheeler 68Y sired by LLB Free Wheeler 268S purchased by Nordal Farms, Simpson SK for $9,000 Top Selling Fall Yearling Bulls: LLB 268S Fee Wheeler 487X sired by LLB Free Wheeler 268S purchased by Stewart Cattle Co, Russell MB for $7,750 /// LLB 268S Fee Wheeler 427X sired by LLB Free Wheeler 268S purchased by Roger & Susan Taylor, Prince George BC for $7,000 Top Selling Angus/Simmental Yearling Bull: LLB F1 Hustler 252Y sired by Lazy S Black Hustler 211U purchased by Martin Hilmer, Del Bonita AB for $6,250 /// LLB F1 Hustler 506Y sired by Lazy S Black Hustler 211U purchased by Broadview Ranch, Duchess AB for $5,000 Top Selling Two Year Old Bulls: LLB 451T Traveler 338X sired by Remington Traveler 451T purchased by Jones Land & Cattle Co, Barrhead AB for $9,000 /// LLB Tom Boy 693X sired by Figure 8 Angus Tom Boy 509R purchased by W3 Farms, Arrowood AB for $6,750 Volume Buyer: PFRA, Regina, SK Cattlemen’s Bull Event March 10, 2012 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Mike Fleury, Saskatoon, SK 3 Red Angus Two Year Olds $4,583 29.5 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $5,470 31 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $5,342 63.5 Sale Bulls $5,365 Sale gross $340,700

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 13

B L O C K


High Selling Red Angus Bulls: Red Wheel Dodge City 61Y sired by Red Wheel Dodge City 3U purchased by Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB for $15,250 /// Red Wheel Dodge City 4Y sired by Red Wheel Dodge City 3U purchased by Kinzie Farms, Pike Lake, SK for $8,700 /// Red Wheel Big Deal 14Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W purchased by Grass Roots Ranch, Bradwell, SK for $8,000 /// Red Wheel Alliance 15Y sired by Red Wheel Alliance 22U purchased by Rust Mountain Ranch, Mercer, ND for $8,000 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Double AA Bardolene 48Y sired by Double AA Bardolene 50’08 purchased by Saskalta Angus for $10,500 /// Fleury Bardolene 17Y sired by Double AA Bardolene 50’08 purchased by KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB for $10,250 /// Fleury Blackman 51Y sired by Double AA Blackman 414’06 purchased by Skogen Livestock, Fort Shaw, MT for $9,500 /// Fleury Bardolene 7Y sired by Double AA Bardolene 50’08 purchased by Lookout Stock Farm, Fairview, AB for $7,750

A U C Brooklyn Cattle Co & Stryker Cattle Co T Sure Shot Bull Sale I March 10, 2012 - Medicine Hat, Alberta O 35 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,200 N 24 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,171 B L O C K

High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Stryker Grid 114X sired by TC Grid Topper 355 purchased by Konosky Ranching Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB for $7,000 /// Stryker Maker 141X sired by TC Grid Topper 355 purchased by Konosky Ranching Ltd, Medicine Hat, AB for $6,900 High Selling Red Angus Bull: Red Brooklyn Red Cloud 14X sired by Red JD Lann Innovation 112S purchased by Drowning Ford Grazing Association, Medicine Hat, AB for $6,800 Standard Hill Connection Black Angus & Polled Hereford Bull Sale March 11, 2012 - Maidstone, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Jerry Hewson 42.5 Yearling Angus $4,554 20.5 Hereford Bulls $3,727 63 Sale Bull $4,285 Sale gross $269,950 24 Commercial Yearling Heifers $1,159 High Selling Angus Bulls: Standard Hill Yahoo 40Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Garnier Angus, Marwayne, AB & Family Ties Black Angus, Dewberry, AB for $10,000 /// Standard Hill Yardstick 88Y sire by SAV Bismarck 5682 purchased by Hill 70 Quantock, Lloydminster, AB for $8,250 /// Standard Hill Yahoo 61Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Brent Weiss, Maple Creek, SK for $7,750 Regina Bull Sale March 11, 2012 - Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 2 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls $5,750 13 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $3,973 1 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,000 22 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $3,752 Page 14

Angus World

Rebels of the West Sale March 11, 2012 - Virden, Manitoba Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB Sale Management:Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB 56 Angus & Simmental Bulls $3,727 5 Females $3,645 1 Flush $3,000 62 Sale lots $3,708 Sale gross $229,925 High Selling Angus Bull:TSN Lucy’s Boy 62Y sired by TSN Lucy’s Boy 2M purchased by Rob Strutt, Tilston, MB for $4,400 Black Pearl Bull & Female Sale March 11, 2012 - Tisdale, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co 24 Yearling Angus Bulls $3,560 22 Yearling Angus Heifers $2,505 46 Sale lots $3,055 Sale gross $140,550 High Selling Bulls: Royal Net Worth 7Y sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 purchased by Dave Hilkewich, Tisdale, SK for $5,500 /// Royal Net Worth 9Y sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 purchased by Bar D Farm, Raymore, SK for $4,600 High Selling Heifers: Royal Pride Dolly 41Y sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 purchased by Nielson Land & Cattle Co for $7,000 /// Royal Blackbird 30Y sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 purchased by Bandura Ranches, Duchess, AB for $3,800 16th Annual KBJ Bull Sale March 12, 2012 - Clyde, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 8 Two Year Old Bulls $3,938 85 Yearling Bulls $3,979 93 Lots $3,975 Sale gross $369,700 High Selling Bulls:Red KBJ Poker Face 1090Y sired by Red Soo Line New Trend 8218 purchased by Bone Creek Ranch, Eastend, SK for $13,000 ///Red KBJ Tornado 1087Y sired by Red KBJ Tornado 001T purchased by Flat Lake Red Angus, Neilburg, SK for $7,000 On Target Bull & Female Sale March 13, 2012 - Barrhead, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 104 Yearling Bulls $3,912 2 Pick Of The Herd Lots $3,550 106 Lots $3,905 Sale gross $413,900 High Selling Angus Bulls: Red Dwajo Comet 29Y sired by Red Dwajo All Star 10T purchased by Heart Valley Angus, Wanham, AB for $6,000 /// Red Cinder IMA Celebrity 434Y sired by Red Cinder Gonna B Famous 55W purchased by Western Blend Angus, Rimbey, AB for $5,700 High Selling Pick Of e Herd: 2011 Black Angus Heifer Pick from Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, AB purchased by KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB for $4,100

Spring Edition 2012*

Medicine Hat Bull Sale March 14, 2012 - Medicine Hat, Alberta Auctioneer: Bob Balog, Lethbridge, AB 31 Angus Bulls $4,552 High Selling Bulls: BJ’s Xplorer 031 sired by BJ’s No Limits 15S purchased by Perrin Ranch 1990 Ltd, Beachy, SK for $7,250 /// Reid Angus Advantage 24X sired by TC Advantage purchased by BT Grazing, Hilda, AB for $7,250 /// BJ’s Kodiak 117 sired by Soo Line Kodiak 9207 purchased by Many Island Grazing for $6,750 Ter-Ron Farms Get-A-Grip Bull & Female Sale March 15, 2012 - Forestburg, Alberta Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB Marketing: Bohrson Marketing, Carstairs, AB 52 Angus Bulls $5,359 4 Simm/Angus x Bulls $3,300 20 Open Heifers $2,655 76 Sale lots $4,641 Sale gross $352,700 High Selling Bulls: Red Ter-Ron Wicked 53Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W ½ interest ½ possession purchased by Lucky 7 Cattle, Sedgewick, AB for $32,000/// Red Ter-Ron Kingman 70Y sired by Red Lazy MC Kingman 16W purchased by Brooklyn Cattle Co, Brooks, AB for $16,000 ///Red Ter-Ron Frontier 39Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W purchased by Wildor Farms, Coronation, AB for $7,500 /// Ter-Ron Hollywood 5Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Eric Falk and Keith Adams, Calgary,AB for $7,500 High Selling Heifers: Red Ter-Ron Rebecca 30Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W purchased by Blairs.Ag, Lanigan, SK for $8,500 /// Red Ter-Ron Cresta 22Y sired by Red That’ll Do Unbelievable 6U purchased by Robb Farms, Maidstone, SK for $4400 /// Red Ter-Ron Duchess 151Y sired by Red That’ll Do Unbelievable 6U purchased by Robb Farms, Maidstone, SK for $4100 /// Red Ter-Ron Cristy 83Y sired by Red Lazy MC Kingman purchased by Jared Hunter, Didsbury, AB for $4,000 Johnson Livestock Bull & Female Sale March 15, 2012 - Peebles, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 151 Yearling Bulls $3,864 4 Embryo Lots $2,788 26 Heifer Calves $4,458 181 Lots $3,925 Sale gross $710,500 High Selling Yearling Bulls: JL Open Season 1015 sired by SAV Four Seasons 5231 purchased by Craig Angus, Tompkins, SK for $12,000 /// JL Upward 181Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, AB for $9,000 /// JL All Answers 1009 sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Gabel Angus, Regina, SK for $7,750 High Selling Open Angus Heifers:JL Evening Tinge 1308 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Justin Eubank, Indiana for $13,500 /// JL Erica 1301 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Corey Jones,


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 15


Melita, MB for $8,500 /// JL June 1070 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by VOS Family Farm, Corbyville, ON for $7,750 /// JL Evening Tinge 1460 sired by N Bar Emulation EXT purchased by Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON for $7,750 Duralta Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale March 16, 2012 - Vegreville, Alberta 30.66 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,726 19 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $4,968 49.66 Sale Bulls $4,819 Sale gross $239,300 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Duralta 307R Upward 49Y sired b Sitz Upward 307R 2/3 interest purchased by Grant Lodge Farms, Edam, SK and Diamond B Ranches, Livelong, SK for $15,000 /// Duralta 80M Yellowstone 61Y sired by Cudlobe Yellowstone 80M purchased by Rusylvia Cattle Co, Derwent, AB for $6,500 High Selling Red Angus Bull: Red Duralta 41N Smash 66Y sired by Red Lazy MC Smash 41N purchased by MTC Cattle Co, Derwent, AB for $10,000 /// Red Duralta 36W Jack Shaft 51Y sired by Red Duralta 540R Big Jack 36W purchased by Brimacombe Farms, Bashaw, AB for $8,000

A U C T I O N Bowerman Bros/Nesset Lake Angus Black Angus Bull Sale B L O C K

March 16, 2012 - Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB Marketing Agent:Douglas J Henderson & Associates, Lacombe, AB 46 Two Year Old Bulls $4,728 37 Yearling Bulls $3,688 Sale gross $353,950 High Selling Two Year Old Bulls: B.B.A.R Transition 0467 sired by B.B.A.R 616 839 Purchased by Murray Throndson, Clandonald, AB for $8,750/// B.B.A.R 0234 of 839 sired by B.B.A.R 616 389 purchased by Mitchell Farms, Kitscoty, AB for $8,250/// B.B.A.R 0218 of 839 sired by B.B.A.R 616 839 sold to Cactus Ranching, Redcliff, AB for $7,500 /// Hill Fire 839-06X sired by OCC Legacy 839L purchased by VEE Tee Feeders, Lloydminster, AB for $6,250 /// B.B.A.R Admireation 0134 sired by B.B.A.R Eureka 8124 purchased by Blair Brooks, Meadow Lake, SK for $6,250 High Selling Yearling Bulls: Nesset Lake Final Answer 8Y sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Anthony Markus, The Pas, MB for $5,500 /// Nesset Lake Final Answer 41Y sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Anthony Markus, The Pas, MB for $5,000 /// Nesset Lake Forte 118Y sired by GBT Forte 861 purchased by PFRA, Regina, SK for $4,500/// Nesset Lake Windy 39Y sired by AAR Really Windy 1205 sold to Lee Cockrum, Meadow Lake, SK for $45,00 Signature Series 16th Annual Bull Sale March 17, 2012 - Brooks, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Peacock 121 Black & Red Angus Bulls $4,373 Sale gross $529,130 High Selling Red Angus Bulls: Red Lazy MC CC Cowboy 7Y sired by Red Lazy MC Cowboy Cut 26U Page 16

Angus World

purchased by Roger Mattson, Hazelton ND for $10,500 /// Red Lazy MC BAN Detour 59Y sired by Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W purchased by Crowfoot Cattle Co, Standard, AB for $10,250 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Bandura Exchanger 23Y sired by SAV Master Piece 5289, 1/2 interest purchased by Southland Angus, Shaunavon, SK for $20,000 /// Bandura Wisdom 47Y sired by SAV Master Piece 5289, 1/2 interest purchased by Chute Creek Angus, Penticton, BC for $15,000 Wilbar Farms 17th Annual Bull Sale March 21, 2012 - Dundurn, Saskatchewan 56.5 Black & Red Angus Bulls $5,546 Sale gross $313,350 High Selling Bulls: Wilbar Tigershark 420Y sired by HF Tiger 5T 1/2 interest purchased by Neilson Land & Cattle Co, Craik, SK & Isla Bank Angus, Delisle, SK for $31,000 /// Red Wilbar Reload 695Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T purchased by Topham Red Angus, Eastend, SK for $17,500 /// Red Wilbar Longitude 646Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T purchased by Redrich Farms, Forestburg, AB for $17,000 /// Wilbar Lance 468Y sired by Bar EL Unforgiven 102U purchased by Breed Creek Angus, Mankota, SK for $10,000 /// Red Wilbar Require 610Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T purchased by Mark Fehr, Glaslyn, SK for $9,500 /// Wilbar One Way 477Y sired by Bar EL Unforgiven 102U purchased by Classic Livestock, High Prairie, AB for $7,000 Soo Line Cattle Company “On Track” Bull Sale March 22, 2012 - Midale, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB. Sale Management:Bohrson Marketing Services, Carstairs, AB 82 Bulls $5,029 Sale gross $377,150 High Selling Bulls: Soo Line Motive 1038 sired by Soo Line Motive 9016 purchased by Bussmus Angus Mitchell, SD and Shady Brook Angus Farm Lawrenceburg, TN for $22,000 /// Soo Line Thor 1085 sired by Bar EL Thor 6T purchased by Poplar Meadows Angus Houston, BC for $12,500 /// Soo Line Kodiak 1127 sired by HF Kodiak 5R purchased by Logan and Larry Dew Windthorst, SK for $11,000 /// Soo Line Kodiak 1081 sired by HF Kodiak 5R purchased by N3 Stock Farm Admiral, SK for $10,500 /// Soo Line Kodiak 1131 sired by HF Kodiak 5R purchased by Eastondale Angus, Wawota, SK for $10,250 Southland Angus 11th Annual Bull Sale March 23, 2012 - Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Don Peacock 50 Angus Bulls $4,457 Sale gross $222,850 High Selling Bulls: Southland Style 54Y sired by Southland Free Style 163U purchased by Silbernagel Farms, Napoleon, ND for $18,200 /// Southland Feelgood 15Y sired by Southland Dr Feelgood purchased by Black Meadows Angus Miniota, MB for $10,900 /// Southland Blue Ray 53Y sired by Limestone Blu Ray W661 purchased by Bill

Spring Edition 2012*

Armstrong, Eastend, SK for $9,500///Southland Style 58Y sired by Southland Free Style 163U purchased by Giem Ranch, Twin Bridges, MT for $9,200 Double ‘F’ Cattle Company 3rd Annual Bull Sale March 23, 2012 - Prince Albert, Saskatchewan 50 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $4,662 45 Commercial Open Heifers $1,320 Sale gross $292,500 High Selling Yearling Bulls: DFCC 33T Bullseye 74Y sired by Southland Old Skool 33T, 2/3 interest and full possession purchased by South Park Cattle Co, Shellbrook, SK for $10,750 /// DFCC 176W Hemi 50Y sired by HF Hemi 176W purchased by Ward’s Angus, Saskatoon, SK for $10,000/// DFCC 176W Sizzler 52Y sired by HF Hemi 176W, 2/3 interest and full possession purchased by MJT Cattle Co, Edgerton, AB for $8,500 /// Lodge Pioneer 34Y sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 purchased by Young Dale Angus, Carievale, SK for $7,500 20th Annual Bone Creek Ranch Sale March 23, 2012 - Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Weiss, Maple Creek, SK Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 73 Two Year Olds Bulls $4,530 Sale gross $330,650 High Selling Bulls: Red TGA Rambler 0125X sired by Red Crowfoot 6489S purchased by Bakers Red Angus, Whitewood, SK for $9,500 /// TGA Blackman 0003X sired by Geis Blackman 224’05 purchased by Earl Ranches for $9,500 11th Annual Common Sense Bull Sale March 26, 2012 - Vermilion, Alberta Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 52 Two Year Old Bulls $5,044 23 Yearling Bulls $3,591 75 Bull lots $4,598 14 Open Heifers $2,543 Sale gross $380,500 High Selling Two Year Old Bulls: Everblack Windy 154X sired by Everblack Windy 18R purchased by Gumbo Gulch Angus, Dawson Creek, BC for $12,750 /// Everblack First Choice 80X sired by HF Choice 16T purchased by Bob Wilson, Vermilion, AB for $9,000 /// Everblack Scotty 155X sired by Crescent Creek Scotty 55P purchased by Hidden Spruce Ranch for $$7,250 High Selling Yearling Bull: Everblack First Choice 37Y sired by HF Choice 16T purchased by Andrew McCrae, Vermilion, AB for $8,250 High Selling Open Heifer: Everblack G.M. Erica 22Y sired by HF Choice 16T purchased by R&M Cattle Co., Kitscoty, AB for $3,600


Merit Cattle Co 19th Annual Bull Sale March 26, 2012 - Radville, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 34.5 Angus Bulls $4,529 High Selling Bulls: Merit Genesis 1077 sired by Beverly Hills Visa 734 purchased by Freyburn Farms, Oxbow, SK for $15,000///Merit Maverick 1117 sired by Merit 6323 1/2 interest & 1/2 possession purchased by Gary Gervin, Goodlands, MB for $11,750 Pure Country Bull Sale March 27, 2012 - Melita, Manitoba Auctioneer: Ward Cutler, Virden, MB 60 Sale Bulls $3,962 Sale gross $237,700 High Selling Black Angus Two Year Old Bull: Ramrod Brick 0104X sired by Northline Brick 3R purchased by Hubert Ricard, Mariapolis, MB for $9,100 High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bull: Ramrod Payback 142Y sired by Ramrod No Fear 921W purchased by Matt Artz, Pierson, MB for $7,000 High Selling Red Angus Two Year Old Bull: Red Triple V Canyon 1114X sired by Red VVV Canyon 47S purchased by Oliver Farms, Melita, MB for $5,300 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bull: Red Ramrod Edition 122Y sired by Red Howe Bold Edition 80T purchased by PFRA, Regina, SK for $4,200 16th Annual U-2 Ranch Bull Sale March 27, 2012 - High River, Alberta Auctioneer: Brant Hurlburt, Fort Macleod, AB Sale Management: Optimal Bovines, Red Deer, AB 125 Yearling Bulls $6,309 8 Performax Plus Hybrid Heifers $2,400 196 Open Commercial Heifers $1,551 High Selling Bulls: Red U-2 Magnum Force 177Y sired by Red Howe Magnum 169W purchased by Weber Red Angus, Wagner, South Dakota for $26,000 /// Red U-2 Recon 192Y sired by Red U-2 Mission 61W purchased by Windy Willows Farms, Hodgeville, SK & Recon Associates for $25,000 /// Red U-2 Strike Force 24Y sired by Red U-2 Mission 61W purchased by Y Coulee Land & Cattle, Frenchman Butte, SK & Robb Farms, Maidstone, SK for $24,000 /// Red U-2 Mission 339Y sired by Red U2 Mission 42W purchased by Majestic Ranches, Jenner, AB for $19,800 /// Red U-2 Wild Thing 86Y sired by Red U-2 Wild Thing 8235U purchased by Silver Spur Ranch, Encampment, Wyoming for $17,000/// U2 Blackrock 43Y sired by GGRR Peacemaker 5U purchased by the Blackrock Syndicate for $16,000 /// Red U-2 Limitless 298Y sired by Red Brylor West Jet 69W purchased by KBJ Round Farms, Clyde, AB & Aspen View Angus, Edgerton, AB for $15,500 /// Red U-2 Top Secret 161Y sired by Red U-2 Mission 61W purchased by Nordal Angus, Simpson, SK & Bone Creek Ranch, Eastend, SK for $14,000 /// Red U-2 Herc. 191Y sired by Red U-2 Hercules 8032U purchased by Bar 4A Red Angus, La Glace, AB for $13,500

Brylor Ranch 41st Annual Bull Sale March 29, 2012 - Fort Macleod, Alberta Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 41 Yearling Red Angus Bulls $7,317 14 Two Year Old Red Angus Bulls $6,079 55 Sale Bulls $7,002 Sale gross $385,100 High Selling Yearling Bull: Black Brylor Kodiak 204Y sired by HF Kodiak 5R 1/2 interest/5 shares purchased by Bob Marcer, Elko, BC for $37,500 /// Red Brylor Arson 55Y sired by Red SSS Arson 85U, 1 /2 interest & full possession purchased by Red Top Red Angus, Markerville, AB for $25,000 /// Red Brylor Roughrider 214Y sired by Red Bieber Rough Rider 10712, 1/2 interest & full possession purchased by Jeff Fraser, Melita, MB for $14,500 /// Red Brylor JKC Fort Knox 100Y sired by Brylor Fort Rock 68W, 1 /2 interest & full possession purchased by JAS Red Angus, Neepawa, MB for $14,000 /// Red Brylor Arson 3Y sired by Red SSS Arson 85U purchased by Blue Ridge Colony, Mountain View, AB for $11,500 /// Red Brylor JKC Ghost Rider 108Y sired by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P , 1/2 interest & full possession purchased by WRAZ Red Angus, Wawota, SK for $11,000 /// Red Brylor Eberle 50Y sired by Red Brylor SDL Pasquale 213P, 1/2 interest & full possession purchased by Bogle Pass Red Angus & NBT, Holstein, ON for $10,000 High Selling Two Year Old Bulls: Red Brylor JKC Boulevard 124X sired by Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P , 1/2 interest & full possession purchased by Fine Line Red Angus, LaGlace, AB for $$11,000 ///Red Brylor Sequoia 212X sired by Red UBar Sequoia 202 purchased by Broken T Ranch, Weyburn, SK for $9,100 Minburn Angus 15th Annual Bull Sale March 29, 2012 - Minburn, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC Sale Management:Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 11 Two Year Old Black Angus Bulls $4,850 57 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $3,994 68 Sale Bulls $4,132 Sale gross $281,000 High Selling Yearling Bulls: Minburn Addiction 210Y sired by Minburn Addiction 30U purchased by KG Ranch, Three Forks, MT for $14,000 /// Minburn Main Event 175Y sired by Minburn Main Event 181N purchased by Garry & Susan Hrycun, Newbrook, AB for $9,750 /// Minburn Addiction 159Y sired by Minburn Addiction 30U purchased by Abacus Angus, High River, AB for $7,900 Triple J Farms & Guest 4th Annual Bull Sale March 30, 2012 - Whitewood, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Don Peacock, Maple Creek, SK Marketing Agent:Douglas J Henderson & Associates, Lacombe, AB 54 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $3,452 11 Yearling Polled Hereford Bulls $3,664 Sale gross $226,700 High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bulls: TJF Dynamite 10Y sired by Mohnen Dynamite 1356 purchased by Vaughan Demetrick, Noraquay, SK for $8,300 /// TJF Legacy 91Y sired by B.B.A.R Legacy

767 purchased by Walter Brydon, Birtle, MB for $5,800 /// TJF Ambush 18Y sired by Remington Ambush 290T purchased by Rod Williams, Crane Valley, SK for $5,700 Volume Buyers: Rod Williams, Crane Valley, SK (8); Remington Land & Cattle Co, Morse, SK (8); PFRA, Regina, SK (6) 16th Annual istle Ridge Bull Sale March 30, 2012 - Taber, Alberta Auctioneer: Bob Perlich, Lethbridge, AB Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 42 Angus Yearling Bulls $4,095 19 Charolais Yearling Bulls $4,437 61 Bulls $4,204 Sale gross $256,300 High Selling Bulls: Red TR Blue Rare 22Y sired by Red TR Prairie Smoke 520W purchased by North Point Angus, High Prairie, AB for $8,800 ///TR Kast Off 11Y sired by TR Smoke Screen 549W purchased by U2 Ranch Ltd, Coaldale, AB for $6,700 /// Red TR Oasis 142Y sired by HF Prairie Smoke 124T purchased by Yarrow Creek Red Angus, Lethbridge, AB for $6,200 /// Red TR Invasion 18Y sired by Red TR 543W purchased by Brent Brewin Farms Ltd, Taber, AB for $5,700 Northern Alliance Bull Sale March 31, 2012 - Vanderhoof, British Columbia 57 Angus Bulls $4,741 Sale gross $270,250 High Selling Bulls: Poplar Meadows Upward 19’11 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB for $10,400 /// Poplar Meadows Aberdeen 17’11 sired by TC Aberdeen 759 purchased by Chico Ranches, Airdrie, AB & Diamond Willow Ranch Airdrie, AB for $9,200 Hamilton Farms 17th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale April 2, 2012 - Cochrane, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 104 Bulls $7,381 32 Heifers $4,069 11 Semen Packs $1,795 8 Embryo’s $ 775 Sale gross $923,800 High Selling Bulls: HF Rebel 53Y sired by HF Tiger 5T, 2/3 interest, full possession purchased by Stevenson Angus Ranch, Hobson, MT; TC Angus Ranch, Franklin, NE; Greens Angus Ranch, Hardin, MT for $95,000 /// HF Concorde 252Y sired by Connealy Consensus 7229, 2/3 interest, full possession purchased by LLB Angus, Erskine, AB for $51,000 /// HF Thunderbird 146Y sired by HF Tiger 5T,2/3 interest, full possession purchased by Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC for $30,000/// HF Smokin’ Aces 105Y sired by Greens Premium 7578, 2/3 interest, full possession purchased by Bar EL Angus, Stettler, AB for $23,000 /// HF Sequel 40Y sired by HF Kodiak 5R, 2/3 interest, full possession purchased by Nesset Lake Angus, Meadow Lake, SK For $22,000 /// HF Stop N’ Stare 97Y sired by HF Kodiak 5R purchased

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 17

A U C T I O N B L O C K


by Buck Lake Ranch, Beaverdel, BC for $18,000 /// HF Done Right 32Y sired by HF Done Right 125R purchased by Minert/Simonson Angus Ranch, Dunning, NE & Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, NE for $18,000 /// HF Tiger 91Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Rossow Angus Ranch, Herreid, SD for $15,000 /// HF Governor 266Y sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 purchased by Frey Angus Ranch, Granville, ND.for $10,750 /// HF Full Focus 127Y sired by Southland Exclusive 62U purchased by LLB Angus, Erskine, AB for $10,500 /// HF Supremacy 257Y sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 purchased by J&S Cattle Co, Kenaston, SK for $10,000 High Selling Females: HF Annie K 10Y sired by Tiger 5T purchased by Blairs.Ag, Lanigan, SK for $10,000 /// HF Tibbie 90Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC for $9,000 /// HF Tibbie 263Y sired by Connealy Consensus 7229 purchased by Continental Angus, Leduc, AB for $7,750 Volume Buyer: Echo Sand Ranching purchased 14 bulls for $63,950.00 for an average of $4,568

A U C T Triple A Bull & Heifer 15th Annual Sale I April 2, 2012 - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan O Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone, Moose Jaw, SK N 41 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $3,750 B L O C K

12 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $2,633 9 Black Angus Yearling Heifers $1,389 Sale gross $197,850 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Hi Low Tiger 12Y sired by HF Tiger 5T purchased by Dale & Joanne Sigurdson, Bethune, SK for $9,500 /// Bell Net Profit 12Y sired by Bell Net Return 3U purchased by Kenosee Park Angus, Wawota, SK for $7,000 /// Nu Horizon Game Day 103Y sired by GDAR Game Day 449 purchased by Riversbend Farm, Eastend, SK for $6,500 /// Bell Net Profit 5Y sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 purchased by Exelby Angus, Craik, SK for $6,500 High Selling Red Angus Bulls: Red Nu Horizon Sakic 113Y sired by Red MRLA 116U purchased by Lorne Zentner, Consul, SK for $4,200 ///Red Nu Horizon Pasquale 105Y sired by Red MRLA purchased by Tim Corcoran, Avonlea, SK for $3,200 ///Red XLB Hot Rod 10Y sired by Red Six Mile V8 577U purchased by Trevor Warken & Leanne Hagerty, Stony Beach, SK for $3,000 Eastondale Angus Bull & Female Sale April 2, 2012 - Wawota, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management:Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 40 Yearling Bulls $3,524 11 Open Heifers $2,073 Sale gross $163,750 High Selling Bulls: Eastondale Upward 16’11 sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Fred Lansdell, Leross, SK for $6,750 ///Eastondale Rock 88’11 sired by CU Alliance 074U purchased by Cudmore Farms, Wawota, SK for $6,000 High Selling Heifer: Eastondale Pride 02’11 sired by SAV 004 Traveler 5658 purchased by John Wright, Melfort, SK for $3,400 Page 18

Angus World

Blairs.Ag ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ Bull Sale April 3, 2012 - Sedley, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley 30 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls $5,013 13 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $5,423 3 Red Angus Mature Bulls $5,833 14 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $5,450 10 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $4,485 70 Sale lots $5,156 Sale gross $360,950 High Selling Black Two Year Old Bull: Blairs Prism 609X sired by Duff New Generation 6107 purchased by Kenbert Acres, Drake SK, for $10,500 High Selling Red Two Year Old Bull: Red Blairs Perfection 42X sired by Red U-2 Perfection 8067 purchased by South View Ranch, Ceylon SK for $10,750 High Selling Black Yearling Bull: Mich Pit Boss 121Y sired by EXAR Pit Boss 409 purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle Co, Lanigan SK for $14,500 High Selling Red Yearling Bull: Red Blairs Reload 218Y sired by Red Ter-Ron Reload 703T purchased by Les Saunders, Borden SK for $7,000 Windy Willows Bull & Female Sale April 3, 2012 - Hodgeville, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 54 Black Angus Bulls $4,684 7 Red Angus Bulls $3,450 28 Charolais Bulls $4,239 89 Sale Bulls $4,447 15 Angus Heifers $1,927 Sale gross $424,700 High Selling Angus Bulls:Windy Willows Bismarck 53Y sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 purchased by Jones Land & Cattle Co, Barrhead, AB for $9,500 /// Windy Willows Final Answer 18Y sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Loyd Peterson, Hodgeville, SK for $8,000 /// Windy Willows Upward 75Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Duckworth Ranch, Courval, SK for $7,750 High Selling Angus Heifers: WWF Upward Bride 76Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by X Bar T Livestock Ltd, Val Marie, SK for $4,200 /// WWF Quantum Duchess 157Y sired by Northern View Quantum 83W purchased by Johnathan Thomason, Rush Lake, SK for $4,200 Peak Dot Ranch Spring Bull & Female Sale April 4, 2012 - Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 64 Long Yearling Bulls $7,002 96 Yearling Bulls $5,380 160 Sale Bulls $6,029 40 Yearling Heifers $4,325 Sale gross $1,137,670 High Selling Bulls: Peak Dot Pioneer 1066X sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 purchased by Hillcrest Enterprises, Coronach, SK for $68,000 /// Peak Dot Pioneer 1069X sired by SAV Pioneer 7301 purchased by Hillcrest Enterprises, Coronach, SK for $30,000 /// Peak Dot Iron Mountain 111Y sired by SAV Iron

Spring Edition 2012*

Mountain 8066 purchased by Packet Ag, La Fleche, SK for $17,500 /// Peak Dot Iron Mountain 1070X sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 purchased by Koupla Angus, Dante, SD ///Peak Dot Iron Mountain 457Y sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 purchased by Pahl Livestock, Medicine Hat, AB for $13,500 High Selling Heifers: Duchess of Peak Dot 1004X sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 purchased by Hillcrest Enterprises, Coronach, SK for $10,500 /// Annie K of Peak Dot 1016X sired by SAV Iron Mountain 8066 purchased by Hillcrest Enterprises, Coronach, SK for $10,500 Crowfoot Cattle Co Angus Bull Sale April 5, 2012 - Standard, Alberta Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB Sale Consultant:DJHenderson&Associates,Lacombe,AB 12 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,383 20 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls $4,250 29 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $4,062 33 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,202 94 Sale Bull lots $4,221 40 Open Commercial Yearling Heifers $1,114 70 Bred Commercial Heifers & Cows $1,871 High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bulls: XO Crowfoot Honesty 1490Y sired by Crowfoot 9052W purchased by WJ Ranch, Spruce View, AB for $23,000 /// XO Crowfoot Honesty 1519Y sired by Crowfoot 9052W purchased by McCutcheon Farms, Athabasca, AB for $8,250 /// XO Crowfoot Equation 1510Y sired by Crowfoot Equation 5793R purchased by Yarrow Creek Farm, Lethbridge, AB for $7,000 High Selling Black Two Year Old Angus Bulls: WJ Mechanic 257X sired by Crowfoot Mechanic 5789R purchased by Reagan Curry, Finnegan, AB for $7,250 /// WJ Equation 311X sired by Crowfoot Equation 5793R purchased by Blue Sky Colony, Drumheller, AB for $5,800 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bulls:Red Crowfoot Moonshine 1139Y sired by Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U purchased by Sambur Ridge Red Angus, Petersburg, NE for $7,600 /// Red Crowfoot Moonshine 1138Y sired by Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U purchased by Earl Harriman, Strathmore, AB for $7,300 High Selling Red Two Year Old Angus Bulls:Red XO Crowfoot 0142X sired by Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U purchased by Ted & Tim Burnat, Jenner, AB for $7,700 /// Red Crowfoot 177X sired by Red Crowfoot Cowboy 7206T purchased by Arrowwood Colony, Blackie, AB for $6,300 Lauron Red Angus & Guests 12st Annual Bull Sale April 7, 2012 - Olds, Alberta Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, AB 54 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $4,214 Sale gross $227,550 High Selling Bull: Red Lauron Yzerman 16Y sired by Red Six Mile Sakic 832S purchased by Gloria Blades, Nanton, AB for $18,000


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 19


Dunford Royal Cattle Company Bull Sale Volume VII April 7, 2012 - Listowel, Ontario Auctioneer: David Carson, Listowel, ON 13 Fall Yearling Bulls $3,923 15 Spring Yearling Bulls $5,310 28 Sale lots $4,666 Sale Gross $130,650 High Selling Bulls: Royal Adaptor DRCC 1020Y sired by SAV Adaptor 2213, 2/3 interest purchased by Wulf Cattle, Morris, MN for $13,500 /// Royal Final Answer DRCC 1015Y sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Hahn Cattle Company, Sherwood Park, AB for $11,000 ///Royal Traveler DRCC 0063X sired by Alberda Traveler 416 purchased by Jack Bunney, Cessford, AB for $8000

A U C T I O N B L O C K

Crescent Creek Angus 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale April 7, 2012 - Goodeve, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB Sale Management:Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 45 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $3,875 15 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $3,180 60 Sale Bulls $3,695 21 Yearling Angus Heifers $2,876 Sale gross $282,100 High Selling Yearling Bulls: Crescent Creek Big John 22Y sired by S Chisum 6175 purchased by K5 River Ranch, Canora, SK for $8,200/// Crescent Creek Chisum 64Y sired by S Chisum 6175 purchased by Allandale Angus, Vermilion, AB & Everblack Angus, Vermilion, AB for $8,000 /// Crescent Creek Bardolier 68Y sired by Lookout Huck 53T purchased by Perry & Jo Anne Powell, Killaly, SK for $6,700 High Selling Yearling Heifers: Crescent Creek Margaret 99Y sired by Rainbow Hills Traveler 15W purchased by Crystal D Farms, Balcarres, SK for $4,500 /// Crescent Creek Rosebud 109Y sired by Rainbow Hills Traveler 15W purchased by Crystal D Farms, Balcarres, SK for $4,300 Young Dale Angus Bull Sale April 10, 2012 - Alameda, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc, Red Deer, AB 49 Yearling Bulls $4,702 23 Open Heifers $2,704 72 Sale lots $4,064 Sale gross $292,600 High Selling Bulls:Young Dale Yohann 39Y sired by Young Dale Knock Out 134U purchased by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB for $20,000 /// Young Dale Young Gun 67Y sired by Young Dale Knock Out 134U purchased by Dwajo Angus, Camp Creek, AB for $10,250 /// Young Dale Pan 29Y sired by Young Dale Panarama 66T purchased by Rafter S Ranch, McCreary, MB for $9,500 High Selling Heifers: Young Dale Kristina 76Y sired by Young Dale Knock Out 134U purchased by Come As UR, Strathoaks, SK for $4,000 /// Young Dale Lena 119Y sired by Sitz Value 7097 purchased by Neilson Angus, Craik, SK for $3,800

Page 20

Angus World

Rivercrest - Valleymere 9th Annual Bull Sale April 11, 2012 - Alliance, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 91 Yearling Bulls $2,823 78 Open Commercial Heifers $1,153 High Selling Bulls: Valleymere TTT Prime Cut 108Y sired by Valleymere Prime Cut 31T purchased by Highway 21 Feeders, Acme, AB for $5,100 /// Rivercrest Starfire 4Y sired by Remitall Starfire 570U purchased by Friemark Ranches, Veteran, AB for $5,000 /// Valleymere TTT Prime Cut 139Y sired by Valleymere TTT Prime Cut 45U purchased by Highway 21 Fedders, Acme, AB for $4,900 Volume Buyers: Highway 21 Feeders, Woodriver Ranching, MW Cattle Co, Tim Smith, Ter Enterprises & Dave Brodersen Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale April 13, 2012 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Auctioneer: Mike Fleury, Saskatoon, SK Sale Management:DJ Henderson & Associates, Lacombe, AB 72 Sale Bulls $4,045 Sale gross $291, 240 High Selling Bulls: FV Mandate Man 146Y sired by Sydgen Mandate 6079 purchased by Valleymere TTT Angus, Alliance, AB for $10,200 /// FV Final Focus 256Y sired by Mytty in Focus purchased by Valleymere TTT Angus, Alliance, AB for $7100 /// FV Final Answer 71Y sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by Gumbo Gulch Angus, Dawson Creek, BC for $6,400 Six Mile Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale April 14, 2012 - Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavely, Alta. Sale Consultants: Sebastian Stewart, Fernie, BC; Christy Collins Consulting, OK 80 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $6,635 30 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,250 10 Extra Age Bulls $3,950 120 Sale lots $5,815 Sale gross $697,800 High Selling Red Angus Yearling Bulls:Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y sired by Red VGW Game Plan 816, 1 /2 interest & 1/2 possession purchased by L83 Ranch, The Lodeon Family, ND for $65,000 /// Red Six Mile Smokin Gun 133Y sired by Red Six Mile Wind Chill 828W, 1/2 semen interest & 1/2 possession purchased by Sunberry Valley Farms, the Vancuren Family, AB for $28,000/// Red Six Mile Hired Gun 137Y sired by Red Six Mile Wild West 0913W purchased by Circle 7 Angus, SK and Soderglen Ranches, AB for $20,000/// Red Six Mile Buck Cherry 168Y sired by Red SSS Bucc 30U purchased by Triple X Red Angus, Alberta for $13,500 /// Red Six Mile Sakic 287Y sired by Red Six Mile Sakic 832S purchased by Red Rock Red Angus, AB for $14,000 /// Red Six Hyjack 297Y sired by Red Badlands Net Worth 23U purchased by Triple L Angus & Wright’s Angus for $11,500 High Selling Black Angus Yearling Bulls: Six Mile Thunder Struck 162Y sired by Connealy Thunder, full possession & 1/2 semen interest purchased by Rainbow Hills Angus, AB for $16,000 /// Six Mile

Spring Edition 2012*

Gear Grinder 275Y sired by SAV Preference 9184 purchased by Gilbert Cattle Co, SK for $5,800 High Selling Extra Age Bull: Red T-K Summit 28T sired by Red T-K Precision 21P purchased by Horse Creek Ranch, SK for $4600 Branding the Best Black & Red Angus Bull Sale April 14, 2012 - Spiritwood, Saskatchewan 29 Black Angus Yearlings $3,696 17 Red Angus Yearlings $3,402 4 Two Year Old Bulls $3,687 50 Sale lots $3,596 Sale gross $179,800 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Stuart Youngman 37Y sired by S Chisum 6175 purchased by Gerlei Angus, Montmartre, SK for $8,700 /// Four Bar X Bismarck 91Y sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 purchased by Hicks Ranch, Glaslyn, SK for $7,000 High Selling Red Angus: Red Stuart Holler 1102Y sired by Red BJR Hi Ho 5168 was purchased by Joe Cole, Edam SK for $4,200 /// Red Stuart Steel 67Y sired by Red Moose Creek Tyron 23R was purchased by Gary Thiessen, Watrous SK for $4,200 Blue Collar Black Angus Bull Sale April 14, 2012 - Yorkton, Saskatchewan 44 Angus Bulls $3,245 14 Angus Heifers $2,725 Sale gross $166,655 High Selling Bulls:Northern View Net Worth 104Y sired by Bell Net Return 3U purchased by Elldem Cattle Investments, Barrett Elliott, Saskatoon, SK & Net Worth 104Y Syndicate - Glen Unger, Darren Anaka, Michael Redenbach, Kevin Daunheimer & Brad Schultz for $8,500 /// Northern View Upward 92Y sired by Sitz Upward 307R purchased by Bell Angus, Pense, SK for $6,700 /// Northern View Matrix 84Y sired by BC Matrix 4132 purchased by Bar CR Angus, Perdue, SK for $6,400 /// J Square S Escalade 12Y sired by MJ Escalade 2W purchased by Brookmore Angus, Brookdale, MB for $5,700 High Selling Heifers: Northern View Ruth 89Y sired by TGA Blackman 8311U purchased by Swan Hills Ranch, Swan River, MB for $4,000 /// Northern View Erelite 15Y sired by Whitesand Lobo 3W purchased by Creekview Angus, Hodgeville, SK for $3,300 /// Parkwood Heather Lass 74Y sired by SAV Lewis 8373 purchased by Linton Potzus, Yorkton, SK for $3,000 Justamere Bull Sale April 16, 2012 - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Airdrie, AB 46 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,300 3 Black Angus Fall Bulls $4,000 $4,700 6 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls 55 Sale Bulls $4,490 Sale gross $247,000 High Selling Yearling Bulls: Justamere 472 Impact 244Y sired by EXARPAF 422 purchased by Hollinger Land & Cattle, Lemberg, SK & the Impact Syndicate for $20,000 /// EXAR Fortify 1447B sired by SAV Bismarck 5682, 1/3 semen interest purchased by Vos Vegas Farms, Corbyville, ON for $9,500


Calgary Bull Sale Show Results

February 29, 2012 - Calgary, Alberta ~ Judge: Ken Munton, Vulcan, AB

Champion Junior Bull Calf Lorenz Wanderlei 26Y Reserve Champion Bull Calf Remitall F Thor 46Y Champion Junior Bull Remitall W Duster 30X Reserve Champion Junior Bull Coul Xtreme 162’10 Champion Senior Bull Belvin Vegabond 31’10 Reserve Champion Senior Bull GH Adams Coverlad 244X

Grand Champion Bull Belvin Panic Switch 2’11 Reserve Champion Bull Lorenz Wanderlei 26Y

Pair of Bulls Class Remitall Farms Inc, Olds, AB Group of ree Bulls Lorenz Angus Farms, Markerville, AB Group of Five Bulls Belvin Angus Farm, Innisfail, AB

S H O W

Grand Champion Bull Belvin Panic Switch 2’11

R E S U L T S Reserve Champion Bull - Lorenz Wanderlei 26Y High Selling Two Year Old Bull: EXAR 1831 Lutton 0408B sired by EXAR Lutton 1831 purchased by Rus Bar Holdings, Lloydminster, SK for $6,000 Chopper K 3rd Annual Red Angus Bull Sale April 18, 2012 - Alameda, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Consultant: T Bar C Cattle Co 22 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $3,920 1 Heifer Calf (Pick) $5,600 High Selling Bulls: Red Chopper K Rio 13Y sired by Red Majestic UFC R 116U 1/2 interest purchased by Southview Ranch, Ceylon, SK for $18,000 /// Red Chopper K Spearfish 84Y sired by Red Badlands Capacity 37W 1/2 interest purchased by Spruce Acres, Foam Lake, SK for $10,500 High Selling Heifer Pick: Pick of natural born heifer calves purchased by Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB for $5,600

Champion Pen of Five Bulls - Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB Your Choice Black Angus Bull Sale April 20, 2012 - Maple Creek, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Gordie Cameron 51 Yearling Bulls $ 4,040 6 Two Year Old Bulls $ 4,975 57 Sale lots $4,139 Sale gross $235,900 High Selling Bulls:DLD King 12Y, sired by FV King 308M purchased by Anhorn Angus, Veteran, AB for $9,100 /// SSA 35U In Focus 44Y, sired by SSA 109 In Focus 35U purchased by G & P Alexander, Eastend, SK for $7,500 High Selling Two Year Old Bull:Bear Creek Traveller 96X, sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 purchased by L Armstrong, Eastend, SK for $7,200 Volume Purchaser: Ternes Land & Cattle, Fox Valley, SK WRAZ Red Angus Bull & Female Sale April 21, 2012 - Whitewood, Saskatchewan $3,900 3 Two Year Old Red Angus Bulls 24 Yearling Red Angus Bulls $3,700 5 Registered Open Heifers $2,560 27 Commercial Open Heifers $1,123 Sale gross $143,620 High Selling Yearling Bull:Red WRAZ Senator 79Y sired by Red Dimler Indeed 105R purchased by Robin Thompson, Fairlight, SK for $7,300

High Selling Two Year Old Bull: Red WRAZ Indeed 88X sired by Red Dimler Indeed 105R purchased by Pipestone Breeding Co-op, Wapella, SK for $4,000 High Selling Registered Open Heifer: Red WRAZ Maria 38Y sired by Red SMW Smack 31U purchased by One Way Cattle Co, Olton, TX for $3,700 High Selling Commercial Open Heifers: Jordan Newhouse, Love, SK for $1,200 Short Grass Bull & Female Sale April 21, 2012 - Aneroid, Saskatchewan Auctioneers: Bruce Switzer, Don Raffan 174 Bulls $4,540 28 Registered Heifers $3,220 301 Commercial Heifers $1,270 Rancher’s Choice 28th Annual Bull Sale April 23, 2012 - Medicine Hat, Alberta Auctioneer: Darrin Lutz, Medicine Hat, AB Marketing Agent:Douglas J Henderson & Associates, Lacombe, AB 66 Yearling Black Angus Bulls $4,361 Sale gross $287,800 High Selling Bulls: Ranchers Choice Bardolene 168Y sired by Double AA Bardolene 803’07 purchased by Dave Gray, Marsden, SK for $10,000 /// Ranchers Choice Bardolier 220Y sired by Double AA Bardolier 610’06 purchased by Boyd English, Alsask, SK for $8,000

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 21


Outstanding Canadian Female Leaders in Agriculture

O U T S T A N D I N G L E A D E R S

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 FCC Rosemary Davis Award, which recognizes five outstanding Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to the Canadian agriculture and agri-food industry. The 2012 winners are: Betty Lou Scott – a cattle producer, 4-H leader and volunteer from Mount Thom, Nova Scotia Bonnie Spragg – a hog producer, food processor and rural developer from Rosemary, Alberta Judy Shaw – an agriculture industry leader, communicator and visionary from Guelph, Ontario Katherine Elaine Buckley – a research scientist, green champion and educator from Brandon, Manitoba Martine Bourgeois – an agrologist, egg producer and poultry industry leader from Saint-Ours, Quebec “I think the Rosemary Davis Award is such an appropriate award and so timely, with the ever increasing number of female leaders in the agricultural world,” says the Nova Scotia recipient Betty Lou Scott. “Well done FCC to recognize this trend!” “Each of our winners is a great role model in the agriculture industry. The variety of their work demonstrates the diverse and important roles women hold in this important industry,” says Kellie Garrett, FCC Senior Vice-President, Strategy, Knowledge and Reputation. “These women are making a difference to Canadian agriculture and agri-food – a system that employs one in eight Canadians.” The Rosemary Davis Award was created in 2005 to honour the first female FCC board chair. Rosemary was a successful agribusiness owner and operator for many years. Thirty Rosemary Davis Awards have been presented to outstanding women and leaders in the agricultural industry since 2005. Judging criteria include demonstrated leadership, community involvement, and making a difference in agriculture by displaying passion for the industry and a clear vision for its future. Each winner has recorded impressive achievements and taken the time to share her knowledge with others. “Betty Lou, Bonnie, Judy, Katherine Elaine and Martine are Canadian success stories with local, provincial and national influence in agriculture,” said Garrett. “They share courage, determination and passion for what they do as they work to advance the business of agriculture, each in their own unique way. I know that the dedication of these five award recipients and their impact inspire other women to use their skills, innovation and passion to grow the industry.” Page 22

Angus World

Betty Lou Scott – a cattle producer, 4-H leader and volunteer from Mount Thom, Nova Scotia Betty Lou Scott is the co-owner of Wind Crest Farm, an Angus breeding stock operation in Nova Scotia. The 310-acre cattle operation has had as many as 90 head of purebred Angus cattle. Betty retired after 35 years of teaching and has been a full time farmer since 1997. She is a constant on the agricultural scene in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, dedicating 33 years of volunteering to the local 4-H club in Salt Springs, long surpassing the

Spring Edition 2012*

involvement of her own children. She’s served in nearly all the leadership positions within the organization that supports youth including Executive at the County level. For nearly as many years, she has also taken on the task of serving on the boards of directors for local, provincial and Maritime agriculture exhibitions. Year over year, she has spent thousands of hours planning and organizing these events, helping in any way she can. This includes multiple offers to lend her own animals and expertise for 4-H participants to show, on top of overseeing the management portions of such events. More recently she has further shown herself as a remarkable asset to the agricultural world through her work with the national Angus Association. Having organized and managed a national conference in 2010, she has proven herself capable of any task that comes her way. Very active in the agriculture industry, she was the Maritime Fall Fair chairperson for nine years, the Beef Show coordinator for 12 years and a member of the Nova Scotia Aberdeen Angus Association board for 23 years. The Canadian Angus Association Foundation also benefited from her services for 15 years. In 2008, Betty Lou won the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions Distinguished Service Award. She was also recognized as the Provincial Volunteer of the Year in 1991 and received the Nova Scotia Medal for Outstanding Leadership in 2008. Betty Lou’s undeniable spunk and enthusiasm has left a remarkable impression on an entire generation of 4-H club members in the community, in addition to those who attend the exhibitions each year.


TraceBack . . . A Tracking System Enabling Decision Making

Standing in the corral making decisions on which heifers will be loaded on the trailer headed to town and which heifers are acceptable to let out in the pasture in hopes they will develop into productive, money making cows is a task cattlemen face each year. Through live evaluation and what usually is data written on scratch paper, cattlemen weed out their cull heifers and stand behind their replacements. What are they standing behind though? For Troy Drake, with more than 20 years in the veterinarian business working with cattle producers, something was missing in this decision making process. With his curiosity on how each heifer would rank within the herd and what the likelihood would be of them turning into profit-driven females, Drake created a comprehensive system that would provide data and science to support decisions of visual appraisal in selecting replacement females. The tool is called TraceBack – an online animal tracking system. “I wanted to create a robust record keeping system for cow-calf producers that would provide base line data and subsequent benchmarking capabilities to validate their claims,” said Drake. “In working in the field of veterinarian medicine, it was very disappointing to me when I didn’t have the necessary data to support my clients’ decision making processes.” Drake recalls a time when a client was very concerned with their pregnancy rates after palpating their replacement heifers. At this particular operation, open heifers were placed in a pen beside the chute, and pregnant heifers were turned out. The producer was concerned with what he felt was a very large number in the open pen at the end of the day. “I remember thinking we had palpated more heifers than what was usual for this operation,” said Drake. “So, after doing some simple math, I was eager to point out to the client that the percentage of open heifers was actually much lower than previous years, as they just simply had more heifers.”

TraceBack can be as simple as answering inventory questions or can be as advanced as indexing and ranking each cow in the herd using health, reproduction and production traits. There is a great deal of diversity in how the purebred producer, a commercial operation or even a feedlot uses the system. The validity, accuracy and “ease of use” found in TraceBack can all be established through the automation and customization of health protocols, management decisions, profitability assessments and breeding evaluations, to name a few. For purebred breeder Hamilton Farms, the value of TraceBack is a great tool in the success of their operation. For more than 15 years they have used Drake for veterinarian services, with a majority of that time being part of his TraceBack program. Gail Hamilton explains that she uses TraceBack on her smartphone but most often at their computer which sits chute-side. When Hamilton’s vaccinate, for example, all health protocols are used based on those they have set up with direction from their veterinarian. After a day’s work, they can tell which cows were A.I. bred and to what sires, what calves were treated and the withdrawals of that treatment, and even the recommendations while on the tractor of what amount of feed should be fed based on the inventory in a certain pen. “TraceBack is a complete package for us in a user friendly format,” says Hamilton. “It’s data at your fingertips that we use for our breeding and culling decisions. Troy is always pushing us to use more parts of the program as it continuously gains more features.” For Hamilton Farms’ bull buyers, using TraceBack is valuable too, and in turn, Hamilton Farms builds more value in the information they are receiving when their bull buyers use the program. “A number of Hamilton’s bull buyers are on the TraceBack system,” says Drake. “The system is invaluable to these commercial producers. It assists them in their bull buying decisions, allows them to retain ownership of their feeders right through to harvest and through genomic parentage (matching of sire to calf) they can subsequently further refine their bull selections to ultimately improve their bottomline. “Based on the records we receive back from our packer alliances, we are able to identify cows and/or bulls alike that genetically are more apt to pass along elite marbling and yield grade abilities,” says Drake. “For retained ownership, this is a huge difference maker when it comes to making a profit, We congratulate Drake for recently being awarded the American Association of Bovine Practitioners especially when cattlemen sell Award for Excellence in Preventative Beef Medicine. From left to right: Life-long mentor of Drake’s, their calves into a value-based Dr. Gordon Atkins, Dr. Troy Drake with TraceBack , and Dr. Joe Dedrickson for Merial USA marketing grid.”

Can’t afford monthly feed costs associated with retained ownership or find it a hurdle to only cash in once a year after your cattle have gone to the rail? Many feel this way, and that is why TraceBack provides retained ownership, too, through a network of seed stock producers, commercial producers, veterinarians, feedlot owners, grain farmers and other investors. “Retained ownership allows us to create an infrastructure of data that gets shared between the bull buyer and the seedstock producer,” says Drake. “They will come together and review all of the data that is of mutual benefit. The commercial producer wants to maximize the strengths of their current bull battery (i.e. marbling, muscling and replacement potential) as well as use this data for future bull procurements. On the other hand, this information is extremely valuable to the seedstock bull producer as it informs them on how their bulls work in real world environments and this provides selection assistance for the future of their program.” For seedstock producers like Hamilton Farms, they provide subsidies for their bull customers who want to enter their progeny into the system. Hamilton Farms is providing support for their commercial bull buyers and in return receiving valuable information that can be used to create successful bull sales year after year. With more than 168 herds using TraceBack and an active animal inventory greater than 100,000 head, the system continues to grow adding more validation to the records obtained. “We have kept this system simple, but yet provide the users with real and measurable data that can be used anywhere at any time to make traceability possible,” said Drake. Drake gives the example of a producer calling him after he had used the system for a few years to question why one of his cows labeled “Platinum” in the program was now only a “Gold” cow, both categories of cows can fall into the twentieth percentile and higher based on production standard criteria. Drake laughed at the story and said, “I knew his selection program was working. The young cows should displace the older cows. I think this is called progress.” written by Cassie Bacon, Canadian Angus Association Marketing & Communications Specialist

I am very excited about Dr. Drake’s TraceBack software. The system is user-friendly and adds substantial value to the pedigree of a registered Angus animal. The CAA will explore any tool that we feel enhances our member’s value in their Association, and we hope to determine a means to incorporate TraceBack into our CAA programs and partnerships.

Spring Edition 2012*

Rob Smith CEO, Canadian Angus Association Angus World

Page 23

S H O W R E S U L T S


Page 26

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*


Alberta Angus Association Message

2012 has been a year full of optimism in the Angus business, and the cattle industry as a whole throughout Alberta. Bull sales started strong and remained that way throughout the spring. With the exception of a recent lull, fed cattle prices have been at an extremely high level as well, fueling the bright outlook in the industry. The AAA is currently putting the final touches on

plans for the Canadian Angus Association Annual Convention, which will be held this year in Lethbridge, from June 13th to 17th at the Lethbridge Lodge. The Convention should be a fun and informative weekend in one of the high density areas for all of the Canadian Cattle Industry. If you haven’t registered already, please contact Denise at the Alberta Angus Office. The new Alberta Angus Association Breeders Directory is currently going to print, and will be making its debut at the Convention. This directory will be replacing our old AAA Map, and it will combine a map with all the breeders’ locations, as well as advertising space. Thank you to all of the breeders who supported this project. The AAA Annual Meeting will be held in Bashaw this year, on Tuesday, August 14th. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Alberta Junior Angus Show. The show will take place the morning of the 14th, and the meeting and Hall of Fame Awards banquet will take place in the late afternoon and

Saskatchewan Angus Message

Hi everyone and greetings from the Saskatchewan Angus Association. Well it certainly has been a very good bull sale season in Saskatchewan with most sales surpassing their previous sale averages with lots of people at sales and smiles on buyers and sellers faces, such a nice sight! But we have seen a little pressure as of late and we must face the reality that there still is a lot of bulls in the country and there are still things out there

Marketing Innovation In the fall of 2011, Bryan Mackenzie of Brylor Ranch in Pincher Creek, Alberta added a new and forward thinking method of marketing genetics from his herd. In a sale called “Mulberry Mayheim” in Emporia, Kansas, Mackenzie offered “The opportunity to purchase the right to make the exact genetic replica of Red Fine Line Mulberry 26P”. Essentially he was offering the opportunity to clone Mulberry 26P.

that are out of our control. We still must be sharp with our culling and it still may take a couple of years of cow number rebuilding to use more of the good bulls out there! One of the things I have noticed and we as breeders must recognize and appreciate and must look after, are the committed commercial cattlemen and cattlewomen that are stepping up and paying very good dollars for some very good breeding stock, very quickly after some lean years. This only means good things for the quality and commitment in the Canadian beef business well into the future. As for other events in the Angus world, myself and our Saskatchewan General Manager Belinda Wagner will be heading to Lethbridge in June for our Canadian Angus Convention and we hope a lot more of our Saskatchewan membership can join us there! I know our Alberta neighbours will host a very informative event and there will always be something there that we should be able to teach ourselves as well as enjoy some good times and laughs with other Angus breeders and

Reid and Stacy Stranberg of Rafter RS Cattle Co, Tolstoy, South Dakota and Brandon and Belinda Mitchell of Mitchell Red Angus, Kadoka, South Dakota purchased this lot for $37,000. The rational behind their purchase was their desire to have access to the Mulberry 26P genetics secured for the future. These partners own a full brother to 26P named Ideal Berry 912 as well as all of the embryos that will be full siblings to 26P.

evening. Watch for more details on this event at the AAA website. We will be accepting nominations until June 1st for the 2012 Purebred and Commercial Breeder of the Year. These awards will be presented at the banquet so if you have a worthy nominee please send your nomination to Denise. The AAA is also currently planning for our two main fall events. The first being our AAA Steak Frys, which will be held at seven auction markets around central and north central Alberta, and the second thing being our two CAA Gold Shows, which will again be held at the Olds Fall Classic and Farmfair International. If you are interested in sponsoring or taking part in these initiatives please see the AAA website or contact Denise. Take care and I hope to see many breeders in Lethbridge in June.

P R O V I N C I enthusiasts from across the nation. But if you cannot A make it there and have something you want brought L Colton Hamilton President Alberta Angus Association

forward make sure you give Belinda or me a call so we can forward your thoughts or opinions. Our summer Gold Show is shaping up to be a great event this summer so make your plans to show a few cattle in Yorkton or come to the show and watch and have a couple great meals and participate that way. I sat in on the first organizational meeting and we have a great committee set up and working hard to make Yorkton a great summer Gold Show spot just as it was back in 2002. The dates for the show are July 5th and 6th watch for more info on this event. I hope you have a great breeding season with those new breeding pieces you have sourced, hope the grass turns green soon and hope to meet you somewhere this summer! Respectfully submitted, President, Saskatchewan Angus Association Dale Easton

Mulberry semen has been taken off the market permanently in the United States. This acquisition has secured accessibility to 26P genetics for them at any time they require in the future. Congratulations to all involved in this transaction for their innovative, industry leading merchandising.

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 27

N E W S


Quebec Angus Association Message

P R O V I N C I A L

We were pleased to have such a delegation from the Canadian Angus association attending the AGM in Granby in February. With President David Bolduc, CEO Rob Smith and Ciara Buchanan all coming to visit, this was a new precedent setting attendance. Our Quebec Angus board is somewhat the same with a few changes in Christopher Bushey accepting

a seat for the first time and Pierre Laberge moving back into the vice president position. Trudy Beaton, our provincial secretary has asked us to find someone to take care of all fieldwork and shows, so we are looking into finding someone. Having spent over a decade taking care of us, her family will be getting that extra from Trudy. She will be helping us through transition period. The number of Angus bulls placed in sales here was down from the past and the prices firmed up somewhat, after very weak demand in 2011. The reduction in the cow herd here which was somewhat delayed compared to other parts of the country, and the large number of smaller producers that have left reduces the demand especially with a remainder of about 200,000 cows in our Quebec beef herd. Feedlots are going to be further reducing the numbers that will be fed as well, with the usual reasons of high costs and the interest in putting in more grain acreage. As the herd is reduced the interest in maternal breeds diminishes and the interest is in the

Maritime Angus Association Message

N E W S

Greeting from the Maritimes, the weather this past last month has felt more like June than March. With temperatures reaching 25 degrees Celsius or more for several days, spring came in with a bang, snow melted

Page 28

Angus World

in record time, causing some flooding in low lying areas. The 39th Annual Nappan Bull Sale was held on April 7 in Nappan, NS; with 72 yearling bulls from several breeds being sold. Twelve purebred Black Angus bulls sold for an average of $3083.83, and four purebred Red Angus bulls sold for an average of $3275.00. At the 59th Annual Carleton County Spring Show & Sale in Florenceville, NB held April 10 and 11; Gavin Anderson had the champion Angus steer, which was also the Reserve Grand Champion steer for the show. Prices were good with 36 steers and heifers being sold for an average of $3.41 /lb. At the Annual Easter Beef Show & Sale on PEI, James Worth had the champion Angus, which was also the Reserve Grand Champion steer, while Ernie Mutch had the Reserve Champion Angus steer. I would like to correct an omission on my part in the last issue; the Maritime Angus Association would like

Spring Edition 2012*

traditional terminal breeds. You probably recall from a previous article that I noted that we have difficulty in getting the perceptions changed about our Angus being the first choice as a true terminal(consumer beef) breed. The producer owned packing plant here has suspended the fed cattle portion of business as well. Of course, the high bull prices in the west, that I see reports about, will likely move our way soon and our Quebec Angus members with breeding stock have seen the demand increase since the early part of the year. It is hard to believe that we still need to find a justification for pure bred cattle, but we do, and to convince young people to raise a whole herd of them will be more and more difficult. Just look at how many of our members have more than one breed. Is it the only way to reduce risk? Stan Christensen President - Quebec Angus Association

to congratulate our Commercial Breeder of the year for 2011, Gerald and Andrew McIntosh from Florenceville, NB was this year’s recipient. The McIntosh’s run a commercial Angus and Simmental cow-calf operation. Finally, I would like to remind everybody of the Annual Maritime Angus Field Day being held this year in Crapaud, PEI on June 9th and 10th. For further details please watch the peiangus.blogspot.ca for updates and schedules. There will be a junior heifer show, fun auction, educational information and social time for Angus breeders and friends. Hope everybody is having a successful calving and breeding season, and I look forward to seeing you at the Field day. Trevor Welch President - Maritime Angus Association


Canadian Junior Angus Association

Hello everyone, I hope that calving, bull sales, and breeding season are going well! The CJAA held a very successful GOAL conference in Regina February 18-20 with 40 participants from across Canada as well as 4 juniors from the USA. It was a fun filled and educational weekend. Our keynote speakers were Neal Hughes and Stu Foord from the Saskatchewan Roughriders who provided us inspiration on how they made it to the CFL. We had many informative speakers with topics on genomics, DNA, bull selections, nutrition, CJAA programs and the CAA. It was great to have the CAA board of directors participant and join us for supper one evening as it offered a great opportunity to see some our future Angus breeders. We also had an exciting tour of Optimum Genetics. For a fun

activity we went to the Applause Dinner Theatre where we all came out with sore bellies from eating too much and laughing too hard! Overall it was a great weekend and you Juniors better watch for a new location next year! The main event coming up for the CJAA is Showdown 2012 which is being held in Lindsay, Ontario July 19-21. It has been awhile since we were last in Ontario and we are very excited to have Showdown there once again. We are looking forward to having a large number of participants this year and lot’s of new faces. Entry forms can be found in this issue of Angus World, the recent edition of our Junior Connections newsletter, online on Facebook and our website at http://juniors.cdnangus.ca/juniors/showdown.htm. The entry deadline for the early bird price is June 1st and the late deadline is June 20th. So tell your friends and head to Lindsay for a great time at Showdown! Once again the CJAA will be having a live and silent auction including some of the art pieces that the Juniors have entered in the show. We will also be auctioning off our Calendar pages again this year so plan to do some advertising and support the CJAA by purchasing a page! We will also be selling dates and business card ads as well. Hope to see you in Lindsay! For those of you Juniors who are planning on attending post-secondary school or are already attending one, please remember to apply for our 3 $1000 scholarships that we have available. The deadline is June 15th and the application can be found on our website or in the Junior Connections.

The CJAA is also continuing with our exchange programs with the Junior Association’s in the States. The American Junior Angus Association’s LEAD conference will be held August 2-5 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Junior Red Angus Association of America’s Round Up will be in Florida June 26- July 1. This is a great opportunity to meet some new people and see some new country! We have five new directors joining the board this July. Chad Lorenz will be replacing Emily Puch in Alberta, Katie Wright will be replacing myself in Saskatchewan, Austen Anderson will be replacing Megan Kemp in Manitoba, Michael Hargrave will be replacing Sean Enright in Ontario and Blair Allnut will be replacing Laurie Noiseux in Quebec. I would like to thank all of our retiring directors and welcome our new ones to the board! Since this will be my last report in the Angus World as a Junior member I would like to thank everyone who has supported and sponsored the junior association and that I hope you continue to do so as the CJAA provides many opportunities for the future of the Angus business and it is something that needs to stay alive if agriculture is going to stay alive. I would also like to thank Belinda for the time that she puts into the CJAA as she is instrumental is the success of the CJAA. If anyone ever has any questions about the Junior program or what we are up to please give me a call or email! Erika Easton President, Canadian Junior Angus Association

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 29

J U N I O R N E W S


CanadianAngusAssociation Staff

Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors

Rob Smith

Chief Executive Officer (ext: 223)

Michael Latimer

David Bolduc

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

Gary Latimer

President Elect Box 16 Site 3 RR 4, Olds, AB T4H 1T8 Phone: (403)556-2742 Fax: (403)556-2761 cattle@remitall.ca

Kirk Wildman

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

Frank Strimbold

Box 111, Topley, BC V0J 2Y0 Phone: (250)696-3672 Fax: (250)696-3484 fstrimbold@xplornet.com

Cecilie Fleming

Box 1, Granum, AB T0L 1A0 Phone: (403)687-2288 Fax: (403)687-2088 flemingangus@xplornet.com

Dawn Wilson

P.O. Box 550, Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0 Phone: (780)372-3529 mwangus@telusplanet.net

Kevin Blair

Box 610, Lanigan, SK S0K 2M0 Phone: (306)365-7922 Fax: (306)365-4699 kevin@blairs.ag

Shane Castle

Box 415, Swift Current, SK S9H 3V8 Phone: (306)784-2241 beverlyhillsangus@sasktel.net

Corinne Gibson

P.O. Box 8, Fir Mountain, SK S0H 1P0 Phone: (306)266-4895 sixmile@sasktel.net

Roger Hardy

Box 300, Midale, SK S0C 1S0 Phone: (306)458-7521 Fax: (306)458-2327 sooline@signaldirect.ca

Lois McRae

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

Tom McDonald

10293 4th Line, RR 5, Milton, ON L9T 2X9 Phone: (905)877-2001 Fax: (905)877-1241 angus-one@sympatico.ca

Jerome Richard

181 Chemin Healy, Canton de Cleveland, QC J0B 2H0 Phone: (819)826-5419 damaba2@hotmail.com

Jim Colodey

1121 Bannockburn Rd, R.R. #3, Cornwall, PEI C0A 1H0 Phone: (902)675-3171 jim.colodey@pei.sympatico.ca

General Manager (ext: 228)

Alan Yuen

Office Manager (ext: 222)

Kajal Devani

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

Canadian Angus Association - Fee Schedule -

Annual Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 Junior Membership . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Annual Activity Fee (for life members only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00 Registration - 0 to 4 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 Registration - 4 to 7 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Registration - 7 to 12 months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00 Registration -12+ months . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 Spring-born Calves (registered online by July 15) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 Fall-born Calves (registered online by December 15) . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 Weaning Weight entry charge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.00 CanadianAngus Performance Program Reinstatement Fee . . . $100.00 Canadian Angus Performance Program Annual Membership Fee . . . $25.00 Embryo Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00 Animal Transfers < 60 days after sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.00 Animal Transfers > 60 days after sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $24.00 Non Financial Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Parentage Test - per head, requested through CAA*. . . . . . . . . . . . $30.00 Parentage Test - per head, sent direct to lab by breeder * . . . . . . . . $51.00 Coat Colour DNA Test * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33.00 Registration of ImportedAnimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00 Registration of Lease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Registration of Herd Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Registration of Tattoo Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Transfer of Herd Name or Tattoo Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Name Change of a Registered Animal (animal must have no registered progeny) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00 Performance Certificate Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 Duplicate Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.00 Five Generation Pedigree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Correction Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Pedigree Change as a result of a DNA test . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50.00 Pedigree Extract (for sales catalogue) With Registration numbers, sent electronically . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.50 Without Registration numbers or faxed/mailed . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00 Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00 Geneprob Report (paper) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25.00 Geneprob Report (electronic) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.00 Mailing Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100.00 plus 3 cents/label Electronic download of MemberAddresses (one time use) . . . . $250.00 Herd data extract for on-farm software program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80.00 Rush Fee (paid per item) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;$20.00 Effective as of February 22, 2012

GST is not included in above prices.

* Other lab fees may apply

Page 30

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*

Breed Development Specialist (ext: 227)

Cheryl Hazenberg

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program Co-ordinator (ext: 238)

Cassie Bacon

Marketing & Communications Specialist (ext: 226)

Stacy Price

Registrar (ext: 224)

Shirley Anderson

Assistant Registrar (ext: 216)

Ciara Buchanan

Assistant Registrar (ext: 225)

Esther Stern

Part-time Assistant Registrar (ext: 249)

Joanelle Fuellbrandt Office Administrator (ext: 0)

Brian Good

Director, Field Services - 403.391.4037

Jack Brown

British Columbia Fieldman - 604.888.0862

Ken Cox

Western Fieldman - 780.672.6860

Laird Senft

Saskatchewan Fieldman - 306.332.4823

Blair McRae

Manitoba Fieldman - 204.728.3058

Chris Aulthouse

Ontario Fieldman - 519.477.2333

Wayne Gallup

Eastern Fieldman - 819.826.3026

Provincial Representatives British Columbia

Jill Savage 4664 Sleepy Hollow Road, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 (250)546-2813 /// Fax: (250)546-9164 /// fawndale@telus.net

Alberta

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

Saskatchewan

Belinda Wagner c/o Sask Livestock Association Also Canadian Junior Angus Association Coordinator P.O. Box 3771, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3N8 (306) 757-6133 // Fax: (306) 525-5852 office@saskatchewanangus.com

Manitoba

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

Ontario

Julie Smith 459 Black Street, Fergus, ON N1M 3M7 Phone:(519)787-2397 ~ Fax: (519)787-2306 secretary@ontarioangus.com

Quebec

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

Maritimes

Betty Lou Scott RR #1 Salt Springs, Pictou County, Nova Scotia BOK 1PO Ph: (902)925-2057 / Fax: (902)925-2655 windcrest.farm@ns.sympatico.ca

Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society

Rhea Wheeler P.0. Box 39075, Lakewood Common, Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9 (306)227-2992 Fax: (306)373-3515 office@redangus.ca

C A N A D I A N A N G U S A S S O C I A T I O N


Canadian Angus Association - CEO Message of March with more tags sold than ever before – 72,805 for March and just shy of 151,000 in the first quarter of 2012 – is all about creating marketing opportunities for your calves and those of your bull customers, so, again, about your member experience. Cheryl will not be satisfied until every single Angus-influenced calf born in Canada wears the ‘Angus Green’.

What did I do today, and what will I do tomorrow, to add value to the CAA member experience?

C A N A D I A N A N G U S A S S O C I A T I O N

I must be honest with you… this is typically the last question I ask myself before falling asleep, and the first question I ponder when I awake, each and every day. At the Canadian Angus Association, we take your investment in YOUR Association very, very seriously. From your membership to your registration and transfer activity, and your Canadian Angus Performance Program contribution, we realize these are your ‘hard-earned’ dollars; we respect that and want to convert it to at least that much value in services and tools for you, or, hopefully, even more value for you! Every discussion we have about current and potential services, programs and initiatives all revolve around this question: Does it add value to the Canadian Angus Association member experience? And this will never change. When we talk about making your access to Registration services easier, either with more staff or even going live with our Registry so you can generate registration numbers immediately and at the press of a button, this is about your member experience. Stacy, Shirley and Ciara work every day to provide you the best possible service with speed, accuracy and friendly help. It is to the end of member experience that we work constantly on enhancements to breed development, giving you all the tools you could ever want to assist you in both the production and marketing aspects of your business, interest or hobby of raising Angus cattle. Your satisfaction is more important to Kajal than you can possibly imagine. The Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program, which will grow substantially this year and actually saw a record-setting month

This program ties into our Field Services division which we are committing resources to like never before. I firmly believe that increasing our Angus market share is just like the recent provincial election in Alberta: it’s won or lost ‘on the ground’. We have to focus on print advertising and social media but, in the end, right now, anyway, there is nothing that adds value to your membership investment like a body and a voice out there promoting the Angus breed, face-to-face, the benefits to Angus genetics through the efficiency of the Angus cow and superior beef production of Angus feeder cattle. Brian and his team of Jack, Ken, Laird, Blair, Chris and Wayne live and breathe the Angus brand, and seemingly never eat (we get very few dinner receipts!) in their quest to market Angus on your behalf. With the recognition that Angus are Canada’s leading breed, we have to assure our branding and marketing are still ‘cutting edge’ and that we embrace new media with the knowledge that this will be the primary manner of attracting the ‘new’ cattlemen – particularly those from the ‘Generation Y’ demographic or those born between 1982 to 1994. Cassie’s innovative advertising designs and approach to our website, Facebook and, in the future, other media to give you information and tools that add to your value, keep her awake at night.

taken with the mindset: is this the best utilization of the CAA member’s investment in their Association? The Board firmly believes that this is the proper move on your behalf, and we support that fully and completely. And a big part of the new building is about developing and growing relationships, which is how Michael and I spend much of our time on your behalf, working to create value for you in the fact that our sector and industry friends and partners realize the profitability of Angus. Sometimes you may disagree with something we’ve done, either from a programming perspective or a direct service you feel did not satisfy what you hoped it would. If this happens, please realize that, even in these circumstances, the outcome is still based on our focus on membership value. Occasionally, unfortunately for some, the ‘needs of the many outweigh the wants of the few, or the one’. I have always believed that, when it comes to input, ‘one is a heretic, two is a protest and three is a revolution’ so if we don’t follow your suggestion or guidance, please understand that we’ve evaluated your suggestion and just don’t believe it enhances or increases your fellow CAA member’s experience and value in your Association at that time. So, as your cows get bred for next year and you send them out to pasture, hoping for even more value out of your own cow herd and for your customers’ in this coming year, please know that your CAA administration team has exactly the same focus… and this focus is on YOU! YOUR investment in YOUR Canadian Angus Association and how it relates to YOUR value and experience is our absolute 100 percent objective. And this is the position of every single staff person I’ve listed above. I am very proud of this team that is entirely dedicated to you!

Finally, we see your CAA membership value in every package of paper we purchase, every promotional item we obtain and every administrative service we employ or contract. Joanelle and Alan think of you with every decision they make regarding our CAA office, assuring we are truly a ‘lean, mean fighting machine’, fighting on the side of assuring your member experience and value in your investment.

Rob Smith, Canadian Angus Association Chief Executive Officer

So even as we move forward with the creation of the new Angus headquarters in a building we own on land we own, whether it becomes the “National Beef Centre” or not (and I must tell you, it’s looking very promising right now!), every forward step is Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 31


Canadian Angus Association - President’s Message

We’re not in Kansas anymore Toto! The technology of communication has left many in my generation behind. Today if you can’t e-mail or text from your Blackberry or iPhone you are essentially illiterate to much of the world. Those of

my generation that embraced this technology never missed a beat, those that didn’t are still looking for a payphone. Those of you that are still only looking at cattle will likely suffer the same fate. At present your association offers some of the best genetic evaluation tools in the cattle industry to assist your visual appraisals. Birth weight EPDs are significantly more effective than actual birth weight, and calving ease EPDs are better yet. Growth and carcass EPDs allow you to progress faster in those areas than waiting for progeny results. Within the year, molecular genetics will improve our association EPD accuracy. No other breed has spread the birth to yearling weight curve to the extent Angus has. Our carcass quality leads the industry with the highest grid premiums for Angus carcasses.

Cattlemen that embrace this technology so their cattle are right on the outside and the inside will lead this Angus industry to the next level. Those that don’t will still be looking for a payphone. This will probably be my last column as Canadian President. I must admit I have enjoyed writing these snippets of information about our association to you, our membership. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to be your president and to have this opportunity to communicate with you. I hope these words have helped you on your Angus journey. May your road be smooth and your goals be achieved. David Bolduc President, Canadian Angus Association

Canadian Angus Association - General Manager’s Report

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed At the Canadian Angus Association National Convention, we are featuring the first Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Day. It will take place on Friday, June 15 and will feature a mixed panel that will provide further insight into the program. On the tour segment, we will be visiting the Lethbridge Research Centre and a tour through Alberta’s Feedlot Alley. Canadian Angus Association staff will be available throughout the day to answer questions and listen to your comments about the program. As the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed program evolves, we have expanded our program to directly include Angus producers. Through the use of the Angus Tag, producers have always been involved but now have the opportunity to use the Rancher Endorsed logo in advertising and other marketing campaigns. To qualify you simply needed to have purchased Angus Tags within the last two years and contact me, so I can add you to the list of ‘Supporters’. This change is the result of inquiries from a number of Angus producers who want to be more involved in the program. There have been a number inquiries as to how to market your Angus Tagged commercial cattle to

Page 32

Angus World

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed programs. The up-to-date list of licensed participants is maintained on the Rancher Endorsed website (www.rancherendorsed.com), which includes links to their websites or other contact information for them. Other opportunities include marketing through one of the Rancher Endorsed Feeder Calf sales or on the Rancher Endorsed Feeder Calf Listing. Questions about Rancher Endorsed can be answered by Brian Good, Cheryl Hazenberg or myself. Canadian Angus Foundation The Canadian Angus Foundation has two important directives. One is to ensure that our history is preserved and the other is to do what we can to prepare for the future. At the CAA National Convention this June, the Foundation is coordinating a semen and embryo auction where the proceeds will go to sending a team of Canadian juniors to compete in the Youth Competition at the 2013 World Angus Forum in New Zealand. This is an expensive venture, but important, not only for those chosen to represent Team Canada, but also to show the strength of our Canadian Angus Fraternity. The auction will take place during the CAA National Convention and I encourage you to attend. If you are unable, your support is still appreciated. Bids can be left with a number of individuals including Canadian Directors or sale managers who have donated their time for this cause. I would also like to thank the donors for what I hope will be an annual event. Be sure to check the CAA and Foundation website for further details. The Foundation is working with the Canadian Junior Angus Association on an exciting new fundraising initiative. As a result of the embryo lottery raffle that was held at the 2009 World Angus Forum, the CAA staff were successful in winning one of the lots. Two Black Angus heifers were born, and have been donated to the Foundation, which in turn has donated

Spring Edition 2012*

half of the proceeds of their sale to the CJAA. One heifer will be available by purchasing raffle tickets and the other will be for sale during the Masterpiece sale held at Agribition. The first raffle tickets will be sold at the CAA National Convention with the final draw taking place during the Masterpiece sale. I would like to personally thank Austen Anderson, 2011-2012 Junior Ambassador, who has represented Canadian Angus with enthusiasm and class. Austen was an official youth delegate at the World Angus Secretariat in Argentina last fall and worked tirelessly promoting Canadian Angus throughout the year. At the CAA National Convention we will be selecting our next Ambassador and they are sure to be another strong group of contestants. The speeches take place during the President’s Reception the evening of June 14 and the winner announced during the banquet on June 16. If anyone has questions about the Canadian Angus Foundation or Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed feel free to contact me at the Canadian Angus Association office. Michael Latimer General Manager, Canadian Angus Association

C A N A D I A N A N G U S A S S O C I A T I O N


Canadian Angus Association - Breed Development The Fall 2012 National Cattle Evaluations will be soon underway when this issue of the Angus World is printed – thanks to all those folks who got their performance data in. If you have not submitted your 365 day weights or ultra sound date, do so by May 10. The Canadian Angus Association cooperates in two biannual genetic evaluations whereby performance data for Angus in the U.S. and in Canada is combined and EPDs are generated based on the same formulas.This means that EPDs for a Red Canadian Angus animal can be compared directly to those for a Red Angus in the U.S., and the same goes for Black Angus.The EPD calculations involve the removal of the many environmental factors that affect animals’ performance, making EPDs the only fair way to compare animals that have been raised in different environments. To learn more

about EPDs contact me at 1-888-571-3580 and register for the next online EPD workshop on the first Tuesday of every month at 9a.m. A workshop on Angus Genetics will also be held at the Canadian Angus Association National Convention on Saturday, June 16. The workshop will include information on the genetics of coat color, genetic defects, breeding values and EPDs, genomically enhanced EPDs, our conversion to new DNA technology for parentage verification, the Canada Genome project, and more. Keeping up with genetics is a vital part of successful cattle breeding; let Angus breeders lead the way.

them in person, and he is a veteran to this industry. He assured me that it was the best he had ever sold his animals and that he received at least a five to eight cent premium per pound for having the Angus tag. His calves were sold in minutes, but I am certain he continues to relive those moments and will for many years to come. He is truly a great ambassador for our brand, and we are pleased to be working with countless individuals like this. Our field staff who have been putting on the miles have been hearing exactly the same thing from various people around the country. This is a great time to be part of the Angus fraternity. March was a record month for tag sales breaking the previous record by a long shot. There is great momentum right now with the tag program, and I wish to thank everyone who has helped us along the way. First of all, all the fieldmen have been putting in long hours on the road at spring bull sales talking to everyone under the sun, and it is paying off. Thank you. Secondly, we have great support among the members of the Association. There are a few who I would like to thank again for their commitment to supporting and promoting the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program. Anderson Cattle Company Inc, Swan River, Manitoba Bandura Ranches, Duchess, Alberta Kim Beaudette, Houston, British Columbia Crowfoot Cattle Company, Standard, Alberta Crowfoot Valley Ranch, Standard, Alberta

Cudlobe Angus, Stavely, Alberta Kopper LC Angus, Duchess, Alberta Lazy MC Angus, Bassano, Alberta M E Mackenzie, Mountain View, Alberta Nathan Jensen, Taber, Alberta Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, Saskatchewan South View Ranch, Ceylon, Saskatchewan Towaw Cattle Co. Ltd, Sangudo, Alberta Quebec Angus Association As everyone delivers their bulls this spring and you are visiting with your customers and other commercial cattlemen, let them know what Angus breeders are seeing and the marketing opportunities available this fall when they sell those Angus tagged calves. It takes every one of our members to continue building the momentum we have going. And, as spring begins to wind down, we are already looking towards fall. Stay tuned in the next edition of Angus World where we will announce all of our Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Fall Feeder Sale dates. There are some new All-Angus Tag Sales we are excited to announce! If you need any more information on this or the program in general, please feel free to contact me or any one of our field staff; we love to talk about all the good things happening.

As I sit at my desk inputting registrations I often wonder if everyone is aware of the benefits of being an online member. Did you know that it is very easy to become an online member? Simply start by filling out form CAAFORM21 which can be found on our website under forms. Once you have that filled out completely send, it in to us and we will provide you with a user ID, password and instructions on how to navigate the site. It doesn’t matter if you are on high speed internet or dial-up, it is accessible to you. A few advantages of being an online user are not only is it easy to use but you basically have rush service without the charge. Online batches are done within 1-2 business days (exceptions are during busy times which could take an additional 48 hours), and in turn your performance reports are available online to you in that same time frame. There is also less chance for data

entry errors as you are entering your own information. It is also an excellent way to help save our environment with less paper usage. A few quick reminders: May 10th is the deadline for any outstanding weights and of course the July 15th deadline for electronic registrations. We would like to remind everyone to be diligent when filling out their forms. Please remember that we tattoo in the right ear, and when registering online the default is to e-store, so if you do not wish to e-store you have to manually change the “Y” to “N” in that column. I hope that everyone had a successful calving season and things are moving along as they should be at this time of year! Stacy Price Registrar, Canadian Angus Association

Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program C A N A D I A N A N G U S A S S O C I A T I O N

What an exciting spring it has been, and we are only getting warmed up! I feel more enthusiasm and optimism in the beef industry than I have ever seen before. The best part of my job right now is when producers call me to share exciting news on how their calves are selling. A number of similar stories have been coming in but one in particular has stood out, and I want to share it with you. A commercial producer from Saskatchewan called me earlier this year bursting with excitement. He had just sold some Angus tagged yearlings the day before, and he was overjoyed with the success of the sale. Now I need to preface this a little. This gentleman had his ducks in a row. He has good cattle, I am told as I have never had the pleasure of seeing

Kajal Devani, Canadian Angus Association, Breed Development Specialist

Cheryl Hazenberg, Canadian Angus Association, Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program Coordinator

Canadian Angus Association - Registration Department

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 33


Canadian Angus Association - Field Staff Report

When you receive this article, 99.9 percent of all bull sales for the spring of 2012 are in the history books. And

history it was, chalking up some of the greatest sales ever held in the history of the Angus breed. I was very pleased with our representation at sales right across Canada, covering the better part of 80 red and black Angus bull sales. We did strengthen our visibility and representation considerably, which was well accepted and led to an increase in tag sales. Our message is coming through that the cattle must be identified properly to get into our Rancher Endorsed beef program and many others. A couple of observations I did make, that make a huge impact on bull sales were birth weights and performance combined, and ultra sound results being adopted by our commercial producers. I sure hope that the numbers are being recorded properly and the exercise of weighing at birth and yearling is being done correctly. This is a rising concern with many commercial cattlemen who talk with me. I do believe that a lot of customers are learning to

Canadian Angus Foundation - President’s Report The annual meeting of the foundation will take place in conjunction with Canadian Angus Association National Convention. This will take place on Saturday, June 16 in Lethbridge, AB. We urge all of those in attendance to attend the Foundation Annual Meeting. We need your input into the various programs now in place such as the Junior Ambassador program, our efforts to catalogue and preserve historic documents, and our various fundraising activities. Watch for an announcement of a joint fundraiser with the Canadian Angus juniors. You will have a chance to win a registered Angus bred heifer.

Canadian Angus Junior Ambassador Report

“Winning at the Game” was the theme of the 2012 GOAL Conference in Regina, SK February 18-19, 2012. We had many great guest speakers at the event including Stu Foord and Neal Hughes from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Rob Smith, Michael Latimer and Kajal Devani from the Canadian Angus Association and Kim McLean from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. Page 34

Angus World

On the 19th we toured Optimum Genetics to view their semen collection site. They were very welcoming and answered a lot of questions on bull development, nutrition and health. We also talked about the process of preparing a bull to export semen to the United States. Rod Wendorf showed us how to ultrasound and measure for marbling and rib eye size. We returned to Regina to attend the Applause Dinner Theatre. This was the highlight of the trip for many of us. The actors and actresses often moved into our section and serenaded our GOAL Conference members, much to the enjoyment of their peers. We returned to the hotel to compete in the “Minute to Win It” competition. I was proud to make it to the top three of the competition only to lose to the girls in the Kleenex box competition. Becky Domolewski competed in the final against Megan Aheran from Texas. The competition came to a dramatic end as Becky won the final event. The final morning of GOAL was very emotional as retiring board members made their final addresses. Old and new friends said their goodbyes till next year when they will see each other again in Edmonton on February 16-17, 2013. This winter I was also fortunate to attend the

Spring Edition 2012*

watch carcass information provided to them at most bull sales. It takes time and patience, but it does and will be used a lot in the future of selling bulls. Congratulations on a great bull sale run, and thanks to our field staff and office staff on a job well done. I would also pass along our sincere best to Jim Nugent, who was injured this spring, and I know he is doing very well in his healing process. He is a great friend of the cattle business, and we all wish him well after his unfortunate accident. See you along the path, and get your bull customers lined up for places to market their great Angus cattle this fall. Regards! Brian Good, Director of Field Services Canadian Angus Association

A big thank you to Elizabeth Peto who is retiring as a director of the foundation. Elizabeth has served for a number of years in various activities including a term as president. She worked timelessly on the junior ambassador program. The foundation would like to thank Austen Anderson for the enthusiastic manner he represented us at various events as the 2011-2012 Ambassador. A new ambassador will be chosen at the CAA National Convention following the contestants’ speeches on the evening of Thursday, June 14. We thank the participants for putting their names forward. They are all winners for participating. Gary Harron Canadian Angus Foundation President

Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon and the Regina Spring Steer and Heifer Show. My next Ambassador trip will be to the Williams Lake Bull sale on April 19th with Brian Good. A visit to the Alkali Lake Ranch, a division of the Douglas Lake Ranch, on our way to the sale has special importance to me. It is something I have always wanted to do, and I am really looking forward to seeing the oldest operational ranch in British Columbia. My final trip will be the Maritime Angus Field Day in P.E.I on June 9-10, 2012. It will be great to visit the Maritimes again where my Ambassador journey began in 2010. It is at the National Convention in Lethbridge, AB that the Canadian Junior Ambassador competition will start again and a new ambassador will be named. This will end my term, and I feel I have served it with no regrets. I have traveled far and wide and met the most amazing people along my journey. Applications can be found on the Canadian Angus Foundation Website and are due April 30th to Michael Latimer. It has been a tremendous experience and an opportunity of a lifetime! Austen Anderson 2011 - 2012 Junior Ambassador

C A N A D I A N A N G U S A S S O C I A T I O N


Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 35


GLENN COPELAND CONSULTING & MARKETING

~ FIFTY YEARS OF ANGUS CATTLE PROGRESS ~

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

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

Custom Service Program ▲ Custom Collection ▲ Private Storage

Ericson Livestock Services

(780) 352-7630 Dennis & Shelly Ericson

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

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

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

C A R D

ALBERTA BREEDERS SERVICE Neil Hazel

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

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

S E C T I O N

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

SERVICES OFFERED

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

● Licensed facility for embryos exports

DMI

● Genetic Marketing & Selection ● International Embryo Sales

DORRAN MARKETING INC.

RYAN DORRAN 403.507.6483

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

RED ANGUS THE COW MAKERS

Progressive Performance... Optimum Maternalism!

CANADIAN RED ANGUS PROMOTION SOCIETY 6015 Park Place, Taber, AB T1G 1E9 403/223-8009

Carey Auction Services Brent W. Carey

Auctioneer

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

"Specializing in Seedstock Sales & Promotion"

Page 36

Angus World

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

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

www.gafantinservices.ca

Spring Edition 2012*

Don Raffan AUCTIONEER

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


Mark Stock

Ring Service & Livestock Service

Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

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

TRANS TECH GENETICS LTD.

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

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

VLAD PAWLYSHYN D.V.M.

Certified Bovine E.T. Practitioner

A

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

W

Owners: Peter & Francesca Cox

Darrel & Wendy Ashbacher & Family

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

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

Managed by: Christy Elliot

ch

ring w Sp s Ran illo

ACHER ANG B US SH

Re us gister ed Black Ang

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

22km Christian Valley Westbridge, British Columbia

Bar Double M Angus Mark & Rachel Merrill & Family

Lance Savage - President 4664 Sleepy Hollow Road, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B4 Ph/Fax:250/546-2813 fawndale@telus.net

Box 132, Hill Springs, Alberta T0K 1E0

(403) 626-3369

Jack Brown - Fieldman 604/888-0862 jalormi@shaw.ca

All West/Select Sires For All Your Angus Genetics

1-800-426-2697

Serving BC, AB & SK

www.allwestselectsires.com allwest@nwink.com

GUMBO GULCH CATTLE CO.

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

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.”

ALLENCROFT ANGUS

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

Doug, Joyce, Judy, Cindy and Tracy Allen

P.O. Box 4081, Taber, AB T1G 2C6 Phone/Fax: (403)223-8008

est. 1966

BLIND CREEK ANGUS

Spring Edition 2012*

Wayne and Peggy Robinson

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

Angus World

Page 37

C A R D S E C T I O N


Owners:

Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

New Norway, AB

F RR A N C H BAR

“RANCH RAISED BALANCED PERFORMANCE CATTLE” Angus

Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

C A R D

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta TOJ 1SO

Horned Hereford

Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

Fleming Stock Farms

GEIS

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

Duncan, Cecilie, Cooper & Ricki Fleming

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

“Quality goes in before the name goes on”

ANGUS FARM

S E C T I O N

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

“Quality Angus Seedstock”

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

Doug-Bev-John Robertson

Diamond Willow Ranch Add Our Diamonds to Your Herd!

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

Count Ridge Stock Farm

Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085

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

TY

QUALI RED S AN GU

GEORGE BAXTER

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

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

FARMS

" Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton

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

Hazel Bluff Red Angus Erich, Mechthild & Martin Clausen

(780)349-2768 (780)349-2960 fax email: emclausen@mcsnet.ca

P.O. Box 5728, Westlock, AB T7P 2P6

Quality Service Selection

Breeding stock always available by private treaty www.hazelbluffredangus.spaces.live.com

HI DIAM ND ANGUS FARMS

V

HI

Harry & Gaylene Irving

V

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

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

Page 38

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*

CATTLE C

VRegistered

JWJ

W

O

V Wayne Branden & Jane Morrow

Angus

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


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

Jim Round (780)348-5638

Barry Round (780)348-5794

LAKEFORD ANGUS

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

“Visitor’s Welcome”

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

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

(403)335-9112

LORENZ A

NGUS

Richard & Joyce Lorenz

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

MINBURN ANGUS

Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945

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

Phone: 403/546-2010 Fax: 403/252-0041 Cell:403/803-8035 ndcc@wildroseinternet.ca // www.newdimensioncattle.com

RIVERBEND FARM LTD.

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

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

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

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

RM

Duane Parsonage

NFAC

S

403.227.2348

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

Cattle Co.

Murray King 780/846-2691

Richard King

Elllamae & Mike

Box 247, Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0 Ph/Fax: (403)642-2055 email: redrod7@telusplanet.net

Ph/Fax:780/846-2476

Shawn & Cathy

r_mking@telusplanet.net

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

R

19 Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09

PH

P

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

th

QUALITY BULLS RAISED WITH THE RANCHER IN MIND ANGUS AND CHAROLAIS

ZR

Lee & Laura Brown

P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. U

Lindsay & Donna Penosky & Family

S E C T I O N

Trent & Kelli Abraham

REGISTERED RED & BLACK ANGUS

INDON LA NGUS F ARMS

C A R D

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

LEEUWENBURGH ANGUS

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

Box 610, Delburne, Alberta T0M 0V0 (403)749-2953 email: cattlemenschoice@myexcel.ca

Spring Edition 2012*

Box 115, Warner, Alberta T0K 2L0 (403)642-2041 www.rodgersredangus.com

B

KBJ Round Farms

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

V

WARREN & CARMEN BECK

7Z

Registered Angus

- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

B

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

OW HBILLS RANC B N I H RA

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund

Angus World

Page 39


ROYAL VALLEY CATTLE CO.

The Wildman’s

RED ANGUS

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

A Place Where Performance, Style and Meat Come Together

Box 127, Sangudo, Alberta, Canada T0E 2A0

RUSSELL WERENKA FAMILY (780) 785-2176

(780) 785-3205

FAX (780) 785-2453

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

Red

X Angus

Valleymere

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

S

Lassiter Brothers

Black Angus Ranch

TTT

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

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

Stacey & Michel Stauffer

Premium Quality Since 1972

Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

Glen, Dale, Wayne & Terry Elliott

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

Park F w a o ill

rm

W

Purebred Black Angus since 1920

Jim & Betty Richardson (403)224-3286

Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Registered & Commercial Red Angus

THISTLE RIDGE RANCH

Angus World

D TO BRE AT’S D TH E E BR THE

(306) 567-4702

R ED ANG US

D REE SSB CRO

Doug & Lynn McIvor

Box 688, Davidson, SK S0G 1A0

D CATTLE CREEK

RANCHING LTD.

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

BLACK ANGUS

Page 40

Box 53, Eyebrow, Saskatchewan S0H 1L0 (306)759-2701

David Flundra

Stoneydale

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

Allan & Sherry Aitken & Sons

Purebred Red Angus Bulls, Females & Commercial Cattle

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

Ben & Carol Tams

N ACRES ANG E US TK I A

F

S E C T I O N

IPLE

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

SPRUCE VIEW ANGUS RANCH

V

C A R D

TR

Angus - Always in Demand

Spring Edition 2012*

16 km east of Walsh, Alberta

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

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

Wes & Kim Olynyk (306)876-4420 Irene Olynyk (306)876-4400 Annual Bull Sale First Saturday in April

Box 192, Goodeve, SK S0A 1C0

Double AA Angus Bill Dillabaugh

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

Annual Rancher’s Choice Spring Bull Sale


SPLENDORVIEW ANGUS FARM John Gottfried & Family

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

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

STANDARD HILL ANGUS

FERTILE VALLEY FARMS DAVID JOHNSTON

CONQUEST, SASKATCHEWAN S0L 0L0 (306)856-4726

BLACK TO BASICS

Box 718 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0

WRed il-Sel Angus

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

Registered Red Angus Since 1972

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

Les & Ethel Smith & family (306)893-4094 Est: 1980

Flying K Ranch

Brian & Christine Hanel

(306) 834-2844

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

Donna Hanel

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

Willows W WindyFarms W

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

Collin A Sauder Michelle Potapinski

Box 55, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0 Phone/Fax: 306/677-2507 windy.willows@sasktel.net

H ow e R e d An g u s

Doug Howe (306)693-2163

Mike or Dale Howe (306)693-2127

183-325-4th SW, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan S6H 5V2

Fax (306)692-0081 // ldhowe@sk.sympatico.ca

Ranches Inc. Don’t Roll - JustRock

Jon & Shelly Fox

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

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

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

Roger Hardy

S South Shadow Angus & Paints S A P Box 455, Midale, Saskatchewan S0C 1S0 Ph: (306)458-2359 - Cell: (306)458-7521 email: rogerhardy@sk.sympatico.ca

Registered Red Angus Commercial Angus

ANGUS

Ian Gross

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

Y YOUNG DALE D

ANGUS FARM

Registered Bulls - Commercial Females - Ranch Horses

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

www.southshadow.com Classic Black Cattle For The Practical Rancher Quality Paint Horses For Versatility

“Raising Quality Cattle To Work For You”

Barry & Marj Young & Family

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

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

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 41

C A R D S E C T I O N


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

C A R D S E C T I O N

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

Quality Angus Cattle

D & C Cattle Co Doug & Carolyn Milne-Smith

Visitors Always Welcome

Jack & Barb Hart

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

MARCEL LALONDE SYLVIE DUPUIS

NBERRY CREE A K ANGUS CR

David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

Box 171, Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0E0

Rob & Sandy Foubert

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

Roy & Vicki Forsyth

T ULL AM ORE FA R M S

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

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

Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320

#636077, Holland-Euphrasia Townline, RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0

BILL & SYLVIA JACKSON

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

Office Phone: (519)986-1330 Fax: (519)986-4736 Website: www.bar5.com / E-mail: info@bar5.com “OUR STRENGTH IS CREATED BY OUR CUSTOMERS SUCCESS”

DUNFORD ROYAL CATTLE COMPANY Stan & Eva Dunford

R.R. #5 726040 Township Rd 3 Woodstock, Ontario N4S 7V9 Casey Fanta - Farm Manager - 519/467-5757 Office: 519/467-5700 ~ email: dunfordroyal@xplornet.com www.dunfordroyal.com

H “T

E

E” RC OU

S

Don & Jeannette Currie

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

Page 42

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*

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


Events Calendar

June 1 Brooks All Breeds Bull Sale, Brooks, AB June 1 Canadian Angus Association Convention, Lethbridge, AB July 5 - 6 Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show, Yorkton, SK July 19 - 21 Showdown 2012, Lindsay, ON July 28 Manitoba Angus Pen Show & Field Day, Neepawa, MB August 3 - 5 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup & Junior Angus Show, Neepawa, MB August 13 Justamere Ranches ‘August Event’ Sale, Lloydminster, SK August 15 International Livestock Congress, Calgary, AB August 17 - 18 Old Home Week, Charolottetown, PE August 23 - 26 Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Smither, BC

August 29 - September 2 Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong, BC September 8 Red Top Angus Field Day, Markerville, AB September 19 - 21 Montana Angus Tour, Missoula, MT September 21 New Brunswick Beef Expo, Sussex, NB September 29 Brylor Ranch 41st Annual ‘Tradition with a Vision’ Sale, Fort Macleod, AB September 29 Ringstead Ranch Final Go Heifer Sale, Fort Macleod, AB September 29 Eastern Extravaganza Angus Sale, Uxbridge, ON September 29 Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female Sale, Williams Lake, BC October 5 - 7 Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB October 7 Maritime Fall Fair, Halifax, NS October 9 Justamere Ranches ‘Sale of the Year’, Lloydminster, SK

October 13 Prairielane Farms Dispersal Sale, Virden, MB October 21 Red Top Angus Dispersal Sale, Olds, AB November 1 - 4 Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB November 2 - 11 Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON November 3 - 11 FarmFair International, Edmonton, AB November 3 LLB Female Sale, Erskine, AB November 17 Northern Select Black & Red Angus Sale, Camrose, AB November 19 - 24 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK December 8 Atlasta Angus Bull Sale & Seriously Black Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB

Belvin Angus ..................................................................... 44, OBC Blairs.Ag Cattle Co ................................................................... 9 Brylor Ranch ........................................................................... IFC Canadian Angus Association ................................................ 24

Castlerock Marketing ................................................................ 15 Cudlobe Angus ....................................................................... 1 French River Cattle Co ........................................................... 5 Get-A-Long Stock Farm ....................................................... IBC

Prairielane Farms ...................................................................... 19 Red Top Angus .......................................................................... 8 IniGroup Inc ............................................................................. 11 WRAZ Red Angus .................................................................... 3

Ad Index

Spring Edition 2012*

Angus World

Page 43


Page 44

Angus World

Spring Edition 2012*


Angus World Spring 2012, Volume 20, Issue 2  

Angus World Spring 2012, Volume 20, Issue 2