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

Table of Contents Lemoyne Brings Canada Focus to CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Beef Sale Education on the Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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CAB Opts for USDA Grading Modernization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

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Dave’s Desk

This is the time of year when there is much anticipation of the spring Bull Sales. The most common question in many conversations is ‘What are bulls going to be worth this spring?’ Unfortunately, without a crystal ball and an optimistic approach that question may not be answered accurately until May. Depending on which side of the sale ring you are on, whether you are a buyer or a seller, you either want them lower or higher than last year. The one thing that is consistent in my opinion is that when

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purchasing, always talk to the breeder of the bull or bulls. He knows his cows and will have the best idea of how his bulls will perform. There is sometimes a lot of information out there on genetics, predictability and various forms of testing. At the end of the day, the breeder will have knowledge that will round out the selection process and make bull buying decisions more effective. The good news is that breeders are more than happy to help bull buyers and point them in the right direction. Today’s beef consumer is wanting or demanding more information as to where their beef originates as well as the health protocols, how the animals are handled. They want assurance that their food is coming from sustainable, ethical, humane sources. In this issue I have tried to

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provide some information in that regard. They are also wanting a higher end product. When you buy Angus bulls, their offspring will be eligible for many branded beef programs. There are articles relating the Certified Angus Beef program, which does pay premiums for those that qualify. All the best in your quest to replenish your bull battery.

Intil next time . . .

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Lemoyne Brings Canada Focus to CAB by Steve Suther, Senior Editor, Producer Communications, Certified Angus Beef LLC To get premiums for raising high-quality beef, there must be somebody marketing that beef. To sell more, it’s good to have a plan. When you have a plan, it helps to have a person in charge of seeing it through. That’s why the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand recently hired Martin Lemoyne as its director of Canadian business development. He will guide foodservice and retail companies in Canada to develop and implement beef merchandising, marketing and training strategies. A Montreal native, Lemoyne brings extensive experience in beef marketing to the role, most recently as director of market development for Canada Beef. “Martin has a deep understanding of high-quality beef

from gate to plate and the impact a strong brand can have on the success of food businesses,” says Geof Bednar, CAB international director. “His drive for excellence fits well with our focus on supporting our Canadian foodservice and retail partners.” Since 1991, Certified Angus Beef brand products have been readily available in Canada, the top international market for CAB now. Canadian production began in 2000 and continues today through major packers across the country. They supply 1,300 licensed restaurants and grocery stores in Canada, where consumers who enjoy great-tasting beef look for the brand by name. A growing share of that beef is produced in-country.That

Martin Lemoyne (L), director of Canadian business development for CAB, with licensed group from Gordon Food Services on a tour of Ballco Feeders in Alberta. Lemoyne came to CAB from his former post at Canada Beef.

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first fiscal year, Canadian Angus farmers and ranchers raised 4 million kilograms (kg) of nearly 9 million kg sold. Eight years later those numbers were 6.7 million out of 12.6 million kg, and last year native Canadian Angus cattle made up 16.2 million kg of the 19.3 million kg of CAB product sold in Canada. Those cattle have to meet the live specification of a predominantly black hide, plus the brand’s 10 exacting carcass specifications under the auspices of the Canadian Beef Grading Agency. “We appreciate the dedication and leadership of our long-time partners in Canada, and look forward to the impact Martin’s expertise offers for elevating their businesses,” Bednar adds. In his role at Canada Beef, Lemoyne collaborated with industry leaders and food businesses on beef promotions and sales strategies. His prior experience included senior purchasing and merchandising lead, as well as a foodservice key account director for Loblaw Companies Limited. He also worked in sales, buying and production for Canada Packers, a role he began while earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing, finance and business administration from the Université de Montréal. “I’m excited to be working with this iconic brand, to learn from colleagues and play a part in increasing its success in Canada,” Lemoyne says.


Beef Sale Education on the Ranch by Miranda Reiman, Producer Communications Director, Certified Angus Beef LLC After three decades as a “fishmonger,” Fred Cirillo never expected that he’d also add New York strips and tenderloins to his offering of oysters and salmon. British Columbia-based Albion Fisheries became Albion Farms & Fisheries nearly two years ago, expanding Cirillo’s sales portfolio to include red meat. That’s why the training he received at this summer’s Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) Canadian Roundup was so valuable. “I started as a fish guy, and then in the last year and a half, I’ve had to quickly ramp up on my meat knowledge,” said the Vancouver-based salesman. “Nothing can beat the personal experience of being there, having seen it and getting better understanding.” The three-day seminar gave attendees a crash course on everything from cattle breeding and marketing to beef processing and product handling. “We want to bring people in and give them the experience out on the ranch, with members of our supply development team partnering with the ranchers to tell their story,” said Heidi Schroeder, CAB executive account manager. “The goal is truly to give everyone a broader understanding of the beef industry.”

That started with an afternoon where it all begins: at the seedstock level. The Hamilton family hosted the group of 50 at their Belvin Angus farm near Innisfail, Alberta. “I got a better understanding of breeding and auctions and how that all works,” Cirillo said. “It was a real eye-opener.” Justin Sexten, CAB director of supply development, fielded commonly asked questions about topics ranging from grain finishing to sustainability. “It was great to be able to hear those answers that we can bring to our customers when we get those questions,” said Cirillo, whose official title is multi-unit account manager. By day two, the foodservice sales reps and upper leadership, chefs and restaurant owners toured Ballco Feeders Inc., at Brant, Alberta, and Cargill’s High River packing plant. That was a highlight for Cirillo, who hadn’t been in a processing facility for twenty years. “It was absolutely mind-boggling,” he said. “Not only the numbers, but how technology has changed and the hygiene and care that goes into it in terms of how animals are handled, how beef is processed and the protocols that are in place.” A partnership with Canada Beef allowed the group to spend time in the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence, rotating through sessions such as Chilled vs. Frozen Beef Product, Marketing the Brand and In the Raw.

“It’s amazing and a bit of a challenge that one animal will give you so many different cuts and each cut will give you different flavors and different textures,” Cirillo said, noting the added knowledge will help him sell beef more confidently. “I’m really passionate about what I do and enjoy what I do.” Schroeder verified that. “He was down in the feed bunk at the feedyard, smelling the feed before Justin even wove that into the decision,” she said. “He loves to learn.” That’s why Cirillo so perfectly represents the target audience for the session. “An event like Roundup is to take those sales reps—not all sales reps, but those like Fred that are going to really make magic happen in sales—and give them a chance to go through a packing plant, have them meet ranchers and see how the cattle are raised, and learn more about the brand,” Schroeder said. It pays off when that enthusiasm spreads. “I think it’s important to know what goes into the raising of our food,” Cirillo said afterward, grateful for the experience. “Before it gets on our plate, the amount of work and the kind of care that goes into it.”

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Beef Up Your Risk Management Strategies By Marvin Slingerland, CPA, CA How Effective Risk Management Strategies Can Protect Your Finances

As a producer in the middle of calving season, you have a lot on your mind. But like many producers, you may not have thought much about risk management and the price you receive in the fall for your calves. You’re busy ensuring your cows are in good condition prior to calving, calving facilities are clean and dry, newborn calves are protected from extreme weather and a vaccination program is implemented. In later spring and summer, your concerns move to adequate grass, grazing rotation and water sources. With the recent dry summer behind us, you may have to lower animal units on your pasture or put up more hay this year. All these examples are key risk management steps that you incorporated to ensure you maintain or increase your weaning average and sell more and heavier calves in the fall. But what risk management strategies are in place around the price you receive in the fall for your calves? While the main concern at calving season is to ensure

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a healthy calf crop, it’s also a good time to proactively develop risk management strategies to protect the financial side of your business. In 2015, we saw wide variation in prices during the fall run. The week you sold your calves could have a huge impact on the price you received. Prices on 600 – 700-lb steers in September averaged around $2.93 per lb in Alberta. By December the average was $2.23 per lb. The month of November saw a lot of price volatility and, if your calves were marketed on the wrong day or week, it made a large difference in the price received. Jump a year to 2016 and a lot of producers were unsure of where prices were going. We saw continued downward pressure on the feeder price to the end of the fall run with prices dropping to $1.76 average for feeders in October. In 2017, we saw another year of large price swings and started the year in January with calf prices $0.68 per lb lower than 2016. We ended 2017 with prices $0.38 cents higher than the previous year. What might impact prices in 2018? It’s looking to be an interesting year for the beef market with what could be a record for North American beef, poultry and pork production, which could result in price pressure due to large supplies. International demand, changes due to political unrest, or foreign economies will also impact prices. We have seen swings within the Canadian dollar, changes in the U.S economy and higher interest rates—all of which can impact the price of beef.

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With so many factors affecting prices, it’s important to take a step back, assess the financial risks and determine how to mitigate these risks. As cow-calf producers, most of you know that you are often price takers. Depending on your operation, you may be forced to sell your calves once grass runs out or if you do not have facilities to feed them longer. Calf prices are affected by many factors, such as beef futures, the Canadian dollar, basis and barley price. You can hedge each factor individually if you have the time and knowledge. You can also consider a simple risk management tool such as the Western Livestock Price Insurance Program (WLPIP). WLPIP is available to cow-calf producers in March and April to hedge a price for calves in the fall. For example, in March 2016, for a premium of $7.45/cwt, you could have locked in a floor (minimum) price of $214/cwt. Average market price for 600-lb steers in October 2016 was around $176/cwt. A 600-lb steer delivered last October with WLPIP would have netted the producer an extra $180 per head after factoring in the cost of insurance. In 2017, we saw limited gains using WLPIP but there were some opportunities to establish a reasonable floor price for a reasonable premium. In two out of the last three years cow-calf producers saw huge benefits using WLPIP. You can choose a low premium for a low settlement price, or a higher premium for higher settlement coverage. As a producer, it’s important to ask yourself which coverage level you need in the worst-case scenario to cover your costs to break even. If prices drop significantly in the fall and you are short of cash, would WLPIP help you avoid selling bred cows or heifers in the fall? Fall calf market conditions impact future decisions for your operation related to cash flow, heifer retention and expansion plans. As advisors, we recommend you take a closer look at your operation to determine what your breakeven costs are so you can take a balanced approach to determining the coverage you need. If you are a young producer expanding your herd, review your business plan and see if using a risk management tool such as WLPIP would allow you to mitigate risks so you can grow your operation faster. Contact Marvin Slingerland, CPA, CA a business advisor with MNP’s Livestock Services marvin.slingerland@mnp.ca or 1.800.661.8097.


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BIXS Launches the New Improved Version By Deborah Wilson, Vice President of BIXSco Inc.

The team at BIXSco Inc. is excited about the launch of the new BIXS, a web-based data management system that operates more efficiently than ever before. Ease of data-sharing and data entry are more important to producers and industry than ever before. With suggestions from producers, and a group of keen cattle producers as our beta testers that test drove the new system for close to a year, it is better than ever. It is intuitive and efficient, free for producers to use. We have dubbed it the “Cloud for Cows”. Your records are always available to you, even if your computer crashes. Just access your BIXS account from your new hardware and you will be back up and running. Producers can enter actions in any of the following ways - multiple actions on multiple animals, one action on multiple animals or multiple actions on one animal. The producer decides how to enter their data – directly, through CSV upload, or with data integration of management software or with a breed association. With the new regulations in place, the integration that BIXS has with CLTS will become more important, making it easier for producers to comply. BIXS’ management and programmers believe that a producer should only have to enter data one time, and be able to have that data flow to whatever system needs or requires it. The data flow only can happen with the permission of producers to protect privacy and business models. The new BIXS allows customization to suit multiple different situations, for example a purebred breeder could automatically import his/her calving data

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into BIXS – Tattoo, BW, Sex, Sire, Dam, Breed and simply attach the RFID number to each calf. Currently, this can only be done with a CSV import. Once the calving information is entered/imported/integrated into BIXS, and the RFID numbers are attached, the data automatically flows to CLTS. The Canadian Beef Advantage is the future of our cattle industry - traceability, transparency and sustainability. This supports a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable beef production system. Canada is the first country in the world to launch a producer framework to certify cattle operations and track chain of custody. To facilitate certification of operations and electronically track the cattle thru the production chain, Verified Beef Production Plus and BIXS have completed an integration which tracks cattle automatically. Once an animal is born on a VBP+ audited operation and sold, the VBP+ designation is attached to the animal’s history in BIXS, provided the producer has registered with BIXS. If it moves into a VBP+ grass operation, backgrounding lot or feedlot, the recognition of that production history carries with the animal via the RFID tag, again that operation must be registered on BIXS. When the animal reaches the harvest facility it is recognized as meeting all the requirements to be considered sustainably raised, which explains why chain of custody is so important. For processors and retailers, it is important that a neutral third-party, like BIXS, can track the movement of the animal through certified sustainable operations. The desire for sustainably raised animals is becoming more and more prevalent amongst consumers, in other food products, not just beef. Sustainable is not just a “feel good word”, sustainably-raised beef in Canada is defined by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, which is aligned with the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (www.GRSBeef.org), but customized specifically for Canada. This led to the revamping of Verified Beef Production, to add the modules it was lacking to meet the CRSB criteria – giving the industry VBP+. Consumers want to know that what they are eating, and feeding their families came from animals

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that were treated in an ethical, humane way, raised in an efficient and healthy way supported by science and did not harm the environment while respecting the rights of human beings. Seems like a tall order, but not to most of the producers I know. Canadian farmers and ranchers are already there, for the most part. All that is needed is an audit certifying that the operation is sustainable and the ability to attach that information to the animal through its lifetime. BIXS plans to support and advance a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable beef production system, part of the Canadian Beef Advantage. We have the tools as producers to make our beef the most desirable in the world. High quality, sustainably raised with traceability and transparency. This is what will stifle our critics, and ensure Canadian beef is one of the proteins that consumers choose at the meat counter all over the world.

BIXSco Inc. is a member of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and invites everyone to visit www.crsb.ca to understand more about sustainability, and BIXS www.bixsco.com about chain of custody. Visiting the new VBP+ website www.verifiedbeefproductionplus.ca can give you the information you need to successfully complete an audit which makes your cattle certified sustainable. Both BIXS and VBP+ were chosen to support the Canadian Beef Sustainability Acceleration pilot project, www.cbsapilot.ca. A project in which major retailers reward producers with financial credits for contributing to a fully certified sustainable beef program. The major retailers currently contributing and supporting this program are Swiss Chalet, Original Joes, McDonalds and Loblaws.


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A Little Background May Help by Justin Sexten, Director of Supply Development, Certified Angus Beef LLC Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell. Instead, you helped them cross the bridge to independent life in your dry lot pen and maybe on to a grazing program. Chances are, those “backgrounded” calves have moved on to a finishing yard or the next phase of heifer development. You’ve got calving on your mind now, but that means weaning will surely follow this fall and some of your decisions then will be framed by decisions made this spring. So back to those pens and fields, perhaps empty now, but ready for planning. Researchers at the University of Nebraska recently compared three backgrounding systems, and at least one of them might be a good fit for your farm or ranch. A silage-based dry lot system is the most common model for those who get their weaned calves started at home, but the Nebraska work also looked at grazing options. One set of calves grazed oats and turnips that were planted after corn-silage harvest and another picked through corn stalks along with a distillers grains supplement at 0.9% of their body weight. The silage system lasted 53 days while each grazing option ran for a total of 93 days, including a month on the silage diet before moving on to the feedyard, where all groups were finished for approximately 160 days to reach a common back fat of 0.6 inches. The calves grown only on silage gained fastest with an average daily gain (ADG) of 3.25 pounds, so they moved into the feedyard and

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finished 40 days ahead of their grazing cohorts. ADG for each of the systems depended on how much energy calves could take in. Stalk grazing was lowest at 1.91 lb./day and the cover-crop oats and turnip mix was intermediate at 2.32 lb./day. Feedyard gain was greater for calves that had grazed, typical after time on a restricted diet, but calves backgrounded on silage were more feed efficient. Final bodyweight was greater for both grazing treatments, which meant greater carcass weights. The study was designed to reach a similar back fat level for all calves, but that didn’t mean intramuscular fat, marbling, would be the same. Marbling scores were lowest for those grazing corn residue, followed by calves on cover crops, and highest for those fed only the silage diet. Previous studies suggested similar cattle fed to comparable back fat will finish with similar marbling, but it’s becoming clear that diet prior to finishing can make a difference in marbling, even when fed to the same back fat level. Marbling development is a lifetime event, and it begins with breed and especially sire selection. Many studies show the advantage English-influenced genetics have over those with more Continental influence when it comes to marbling and final quality grade. The recent Nebraska study showed small differences in marbling score due to backgrounding system. The lower rate of gain by calves trying to grow on corn stalks resulted

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in the lowest percent Choice, despite faster feedyard gains and heavier carcass weights. It goes back to the fact that marbling is a lifetime event. Even a moderate ADG presents a risk of reduced quality grade expression (failure to realize genetic potential) because of getting by on limited forage intake, shipping stress or inclement weather. You don’t need to run your own experiment, but look at any data on calves that got sick while on feed: you can count on lower than pen average quality grade, and some of that is the interruption in steady nutrition. It starts way before that, of course, as we know marginal cow nutrition can suppress eventual marbling ability of a calf even before it’s born. When the genetic potential for grade is unknown, the margin for nutritional error is mighty slim. When genetic potential for grade is supposed to be one of your herd’s advantages, you have a lot to lose. With 70% of calves grading Choice today, we get paid grid premiums for reaching that grade only by exceeding plant average. What happens if you aim both genetics and management for closer to 100% Choice? Premiums are paid based on the Choice-Select spread for those 30% above and beyond average, and for each carcass qualifying for the Certified Angus Beef® brand and USDA Prime. All the more reason to ensure adequate nutrition for genetic potential—with a margin for environmental challenges—at every step along the way, from those calves you tag today to their backgrounding and finishing systems.


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Convenience or Performance Trait? by Justin Sexten, Director of Supply Development, Certified Angus Beef LLC We often consider temperament a convenience trait. Looking for bulls to use, we study pedigrees, pictures, performance data and now videos until we develop a list of prospective herd sires. The final call before bidding: is he docile enough? Replacement heifer candidates will follow a similar pattern with “attitude” a deciding factor after you consider many other traits. Even if it’s the last thing you think about at decision time, recent work at Texas A&M suggests disposition affects performance at many points in development. Researchers sorted heifers from the same ranch into excitable and calm groups based on exit speed from the chute after processing. Like most evaluations by default, that sort produced a group of “fast” or excitable heifers. Interestingly, cattle in this experiment were fed in the same pens, so performance was comparable between these groups within the same environment. Excitable heifers were 72 pounds lighter upon feedyard entry suggesting pre-weaning performance was reduced. That says herd operators at all stages along the production chain could realize benefits from selecting for docile cattle. On the other hand, building on their heavier feedyard entry weights, the calm heifers gained 12% faster during the growing period. That brought with

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it an 8% greater feed intake, but feed efficiency still favored the calm heifers. No big surprises there, but how these groups behaved during the feeding period offers new insights. Excitable heifers went to the bunk as often as their calm pen mates, but they were slower to approach the bunk and then spent 3 minutes less time eating. To speculate just a bit, that could be linked to a greater “flight response.” The study did not get into that aspect, but we can imagine how the excitable set would challenge the best feedyard cowboy to accurately evaluate their health status. Based on performance results, the researchers suggested the use of disposition as a sorting tool—imagine checking the wild bunch every morning. While many of the cattle were Bos indicus-influenced, performance and behavior results were consistent across breeds. That tells us the excitable, “fast” calves of each breed represented were slower gaining and less efficient. Disposition challenges occur in every breed, yet these data suggest the bottom 15% of all operations, on the average and regardless of breed, may contain relatively “excitable” cattle. Further evaluation should quantify the threshold for “slow enough.” We all know cattle that are faster than seems ideal, but the acceptable range of exit speed or excitability within a herd or group

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remains undefined. In the Texas research, performance results extended beyond the feedyard and into the beef supply chain. Calm heifers had more valuable carcasses because they weighed 24 pounds more; they also had larger ribeyes and 8 percentage points more grading Choice. Tenderness didn’t directly contribute to the $56 carcass value advantage of calm heifers, but they did yield more tender steaks across the aging groups of 1, 7 and 14 days following harvest. These results are consistent with past studies where calm cattle perform better at the feedyard and on the rail than excitable ones. Most of the existing data were on steers, however, and this look at the heifer side makes us think about the traditionally built-in option for a pen of growing heifers. On decision day, we can keep the calm ones with better breeding and performance, but we must keep in mind that the other half probably won’t perform as well for anyone on down the supply chain. Whether you keep most, some or none of your heifers as replacements, that’s more logic to support culling beyond reproductive failure. Keep whittling off the bottom 10% to 15% of the fast ones that may be slowly eroding profitability and consumer demand for the whole beef community.


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CAB Opts for USDA Grading Modernization by Steve Suther, Senior Editor, Producer Communications, Certified Angus Beef LLC It’s no big deal, literally, but grading rules that applied needless discounts to a tiny fraction of carcasses are no more for most beef. As of Monday, Dec. 18, all graded beef in the U.S. can be evaluated for the most youthful “A” maturity category based on dentition as well as traditional skeletal metrics when assigning quality grades. After input from industry stakeholders citing research and economics over the past year, USDA announced the change to modernize grading standards in that way. Quality grading assesses both marbling and maturity. “Nearly all of the large beef processing plants have been using dentition for more than a decade to meet export requirements,” says Clint Walenciak, director of packing for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand. “Roughly 95% of all fed cattle are graded to inform consumers on tenderness, juiciness and flavor, and this minor rule adjustment shouldn’t affect the number graded.” Studies showed beef ruled “A” (under 30 months of age) by dentition but with advanced skeletal maturity (B and C) was just as palatable as beef that did not exhibit such skeletal traits. Under the previous rules, those few carcasses with conflicting traits for maturity were valued at the discounted rate common to older maturity beef. The new standard allows carcasses under 30 months as determined by dentition to be classified as “A” maturity as long as skeletal maturity has not advanced to the oldest categories of “D” or “E.” Cattle found to be older than

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30 months can still be graded using current standards for lean and skeletal maturity. Branded beef companies that specify maturity may opt for the updated standard by request, and CAB had done so to maintain currency with the greater beef industry. That minor tweak in one of the brand’s 10 carcass specifications should have little impact on supply and none on quality and consistency, Walenciak says.

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More Than Marbling by Laura Conaway, Certified Angus Beef LLC Strong demand lifts Certified Angus Beef ® brand to 25% growth in two years It was inevitable: there would be more beef to sell in this third year of U.S. cow herd expansion. Better news emerged by spring: more of it would be premium quality. Even better by summer: the rancher, restaurateur and retail partners in the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand were headed for another record year. Sales of 1.121 billion pounds (lb.) marked an increase of 106 million lb., or 10.4% over last year. That makes CAB’s 39th fiscal year (FY) ending Sept. 30 one of its best, and part of a two-year, 25% rate of growth.

John Stika “This is more than a celebration of marbling,” CAB President John Stika said at the brand’s annual conference in September. “This is about relationships and the people who have elevated the relevance of this brand in the eyes of the consumer and across an entire industry.” Encompassing seven of the 10 best sales months in CAB history, FY 17 set an 11th consecutive annual sales record, continuing a 13-year-streak of year-over-year growth. The gratitude, Stika said, belongs first to the ranching families who meet consumer demand with

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“intentionality” and uncommon speed. Meaningful genetic improvement takes years, “but fortunately, the economic signals sent to producers have been loud and consistent, and they’ve responded in a big way.” He credits a dramatic and positive shift in quality as producers rebuilt their herds. “They literally and intentionally assembled the highest-quality, most Angus-influenced cow herd we’ve ever seen in North America,” he said. In fact, CAB’s 33 licensed packing plants saw a continued increase in Angus-type cattle identified, up 12% from last year to reach 15.2 million head. After years of drought and downsizing, cattle replaced and bred with an emphasis on genetic and genomic potential entered the market. Access to that increased and focused supply led graders to certify a record of more than 87,000 carcasses per week, totaling 4.53 million for the year. That set an all-time high and annual CAB acceptance rate of 29.7%, more than double the 2006 rate. Supported by a strong supply, CAB’s market share expanded as well. In 2006, only 6.6% of all fed cattle harvested through licensed packers were eligible to earn the brand name by meeting all 10 of its quality specifications, and 37.5% of fed cattle graded USDA Select. Lacking demand, the Select share fell to just 18% in 2017, eclipsed by the niche that took over mainstream market share at 18.4% for CAB. Even so, the branded beef marketplace is more crowded, noisier than ever, Stika said, so licensed partners from a global network of more than 19,000 had to become even more innovative and forward thinking. They met the challenge as CAB sales exploded in 49 foreign markets, reaching 174.5 million pounds–a 26.4% increase over last year and the best year ever for international sales. New markets include China, The Dominican Republic and Peru. The brand’s retail division represented more than 40% of total sales in FY 17, setting a record of 456

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million lb. sold. Lower prices generated more sales flow and opportunities to feature the brand in advertising. CAB’s top 50 licensed retail partners saw an average of 6.6% growth. The foodservice division climbed 30 million lb. higher than last year to reach a record 385 million lb. sold. Licensed broadline distributors and specialty meat companies increased sales by more than 9%, while sales to licensed restaurants increased more than 12%, demonstrating the value of the brand to chefs who prize its consistent quality, and patrons who crave its flavor. The summer season brought demand for ground beef and premium steaks, while roasts remained a staple for holiday celebrations and family gatherings. Leading the charge were end meats with an 85-million-lb. increase, up 13.5% over last year, with ground beef sales growing by 1.7 million lb. to total 158.6 million lb. Sales of middle meats were up 8.4%. Consumers also demanded 35.3% more CAB brand Prime in FY 17, lifting sales to 20.7 million lb. The world’s largest and leading beef brand remains in a long-term growth trend, with partners who study the market to ensure it stays that way. Those who purchase balanced-trait registered Angus bulls at least average for marbling and ribeye area help supply the brand owned by Angus producers and sought by consumers who want Angus beef at its best. Through management and genetic decisions that improve their herds and satisfy consumers, cattle producers stand to earn $50 or more per head as a share of the $50 million in grid premiums CAB cattle earn each year “I still contend to this day that Certified Angus Beef allows us all to be a part of something bigger than ourselves,” Stika said. Through an alignment of goals and philosophies, all are focused on the same quality endpoint.


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Doug Henderson - Obituary Henderson, Douglas John June 9, 1949 – October 24, 2017 Doug Henderson of Lacombe, AB passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at the age of 68 years. Doug is lovingly remembered by his wife, Linda of 44 years; children, Christa, Kyle (Hilary) and Byron (Orianne); 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Peyton, Elsa and Veda; his mother, Mary; as well as 5 siblings. Doug was predeceased by his father, Don Henderson.

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of a tremendous industry advocate and friend to many. Doug Henderson, of Lacombe, Alberta, is foremost a loving son, husband, brother, father, grandfather and uncle, who will be dearly missed by family. Doug passed away suddenly on October 24th, 2017, at the age of 68. While Doug raised Angus cattle since the age of 12, he and his wife Linda also operated Douglas J Henderson and Associates Ltd., a purebred sales management company which managed livestock sales in many different breeds for nearly 30 years. They also provided livestock insurance to the industry. In business previously with Lloyd Pickard & Associates, Doug was

active in sales management for a total of 47 years, selling for nearly 1,000 sales involving the sale of about 100,000 registered cattle for notable herds across North America. Doug represented the seventh generation of Hendersons raising Angus cattle in Canada, making the Henderson family the oldest continuous Angus family in Canada. Linda (nee Latimer) comes from Hereford background as part of the legendary Latimer family of Remitall fame. She met Doug when she was showing the Champion Bull at the 1969 Calgary Bull Sale. Doug showed the Champion steer there. They were married in 1973. From Henderson Cattle Co.’s moderate herd of cattle, they have raised or owned the Supreme Champion Bull at Edmonton Farm Fair in 2007 and over the years had the good fortune to show the Champion Angus Bull, Reserve Senior Champion Red Angus Bull, Senior Champion Charolais Female, Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull and Grand Champion Horned Hereford Bull at the Canadian

Rob Holowaychuk - Obituary

Our condolences go out to Belinda Wagner and her son Ryan, on the passing of her long-time partner, Rob Holowaychuk on October 4, 2017. Rob was well known in the cattle industry through his lifetime commitment to it. His sales management company, Optimal Bovines Inc., provided management and consulting services throughout Canada and the U.S. Rob passed away doing what he loved to do, picturing cattle on a farm in central Alberta. Page 42

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Rob was born in Edmonton, Alberta on March 29, 1951 to Mary and Nick Holowaychuk. Rob grew up on a farm near Chipman, AB with his parents and his older sister Rose. He attended elementary school in Chipman, high school in Lamont, Alberta and Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta. While at Vermilion, Rob met Valli Lovell and in 1974, they bought the family farm and started Ajax Angus. They had two children, Mark and Dawn. In 1978, Rob and Valli moved to a farm near Andrew, AB where they continued to raise Angus cattle. Rob started his cattle management company, RNH Livestock in 1980. He moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1989 and renamed the company Optimal Bovines Inc. (OBI) Rob met Belinda at a cattle function, of course, and in the summer of 2006 Rob, Belinda and Ryan moved to their home in Edenwold, Saskatchewan. He loved working in the yard and enjoyed many good times there with family and friends. Much time was spent watching sports of any kind and he especially enjoyed attending sporting events that his children and grandchildren were involved in. Family vacations the last number of years all involved baseball

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Western Agribition. They showed the Champion Chianina Bull at the first National Chianina Show held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and had a number of Champion and Reserve Champion bulls at the Lacombe Bull Sale. They were also successful exporters of semen and embryos to the U.K., Japan, Argentina and Russia. Linda says that Doug fit a lot of great adventures into his 68 years. He travelled over most of North America, Mexico, China, South Africa, Great Britain and Argentina, looking at livestock. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren. Their home has been like a “think tank” for friends in the livestock business in which a lot of ideas and stories were exchanged. Doug has judged many shows in different breeds. Both Doug and Linda completed the American Angus judging evaluation. Doug’s kindhearted manner and his sheer joy working with fellow cattle breeders and enthusiasts will never be forgotten.

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of some sort. Shopping for antiques and especially finding rare books was also a passion. Many won’t know that Rob was on the debate team at college; but if you knew Rob, you usually knew his view on a variety of subjects. He loved good cattle of any breed, and especially good Angus cattle. Rob’s passion for cattle, keen eye, and great talent for assembling exceptional cow herds made OBI a success. Rob loved what he did and loved the people he worked with. He was always willing to share his opinion which made him a wellrespected member of the cattle community. Rob has left his mark on the cattle industry and he will be remembered by everyone who knew him. Rob leaves to mourn his spouse Belinda and her son Ryan; his son Mark (Sandy) Holowaychuk and grandchildren Kelton and Payton; his daughter Dawn (Robbie) Cramer and grandchildren Jayden and Keara; his sister Rose Pullishy and nieces Valerie Pullishy, Melody Murphy and Judy Engel and their families; his father-in-law Gordon and Bev Wagner, sisters-in-law Teresa (Kelly) Sutter and Patricia (Trevor) Mohr and their families.


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Cut by Cut - Beef Value Adds Up by Miranda Reiman, Producer Communications Director, Certified Angus Beef LLC When you sell live cattle, you don’t get an itemized sale ticket. The check stub from a salebarn or even a packer may limit details to weight, price and head count. But that doesn’t mean the brisket brings the same value back as the loin. Beef value source was the topic of a pre-conference program at last month’s Range Beef Cow Symposium in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The event was co-sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand and Zoetis. “The brand has to offer value across several cuts,” said Gale Rhoads, CAB executive account manager. “If it wasn’t bringing value to you as producers—as well as the foodservice distributors, restauranteurs, chefs and retailers, our brand wouldn’t have been able to market over a billion pounds last year.” But how does the math work out? You may be used to hearing about the Choice-Select spread, the value difference per hundredweight (cwt.) in boneless beef cut from carcasses of those grades. It averaged $13 for the first three quarters of 2017. “The cutout is primal values rolled up into one number,” said Justin Sexten, CAB supply development director. On a 900-pound (lb.) carcass that’s a $115 difference between a Choice carcass and a Select.

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“Even when the Choice-Select spread narrows, the CAB-Choice spread adds value,” Sexten said, noting a $9.23/cwt. advantage for carcasses meeting the brand’s 10 specifications during the same period. “That results in $83 above the value of a Choice carcass.” Both weight of the primal and the cuts from it determine the share of overall value contributed by each part.

The loin is the top value-getter: 11% of brand premiums over Choice come from its tenderloin, strip and sirloin. “Even though the chuck and round have lower-priced cuts, mass matters,” Sexten said. In a CAB carcass, they account for about the same added value as the rib, at 6%. Meat marketers are always looking for ways to add value to each primal, and Rhoads fabricated a top sirloin to demonstrate that. “Sirloin is typically going to sell at a lower value, but with proper aging it can still be a wonderful eating experience, if the marbling is there,” he said, noting purveyors may age it well beyond the industry standard 21 days. “It isn’t going to be as tender as a tenderloin or a ribeye, but it will have the flavor profile of a good strip. Of course, you have to start with a higher-quality piece of e CAB brand adds 7% in overall value to a carcass, compared to Choice. meat—CAB or Prime—to Here’s the breakdown of which cuts provide what portion of the premiums. make that happen.” Taking off the cap muscle or “coulotte” lends itself to different applications, Rhoads said. “If you’ve eaten at a Brazilian restaurant, they bring it out on the skewer and carve it tableside,” he said. “Big pieces of meat that look like big ole C’s when they fold them over. It’s the cap off this sirloin.” Some retailers have started selling “center cut” sirloins, Rhoads said, and merchandizing them individually or as a 6-oz. or 8-oz. “each” instead of per pound or in multi-packs. “The consumer has driven that, because they want to know what their cost is to feed their family,” he said. They can sell a 6-oz. steak for $5, when the entire cut was maybe selling for $8.99/lb. “It’s extra work, but it brought back more revenue for them and they created some extra sales.” At foodservice, that might be cut into a baseball steak or sold as a sirloin filet. “The marbling they have in this top butt, compared to what most people are probably going to find in that filet…this will knock the filets off the table with flavor,” Rhoads said. It’s all about finding more ways to please the consumer and earn their dollars. “When beef marketers get creative in what they can deliver to end users, it’s good for everybody,” he said. “That value puts more money back into the entire chain, so that it filters back to the producer.” Despite growing supplies, this year sent strong quality signals through the chain, incentivizing producers who Justin Sexten aim for the top grades, Sexten said. & Gale Roads

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Add Value by Culling, Feeding by Justin Sexten, Director of Supply Development, Certified Angus Beef LLC Weaning and “preg checking” tell us how successful our last two breeding seasons were. While many cow herd operators enjoy calving as a time to see the fruits of their labor, I prefer weaning, when management and genetic selection come together in one package. If you fell short in meeting any challenge like keeping pastures vegetative or replacement heifers without records, those effects are in full view when calves cross the scale at weaning. On the positive side, if calves weigh and look at least as good as expected, we’re already fully invested in these genetics. The cows should be rebred and plans to ensure adequate fetal nutrition can begin. One key decision at weaning is how committed we are to the cows we already have. Nobody tries to maintain a below-average herd, yet the simplicity of math suggests half of every herd is below average. Weaning data and pregnancy diagnosis results present opportunities to raise the average by removing some bottom-end and/or late-bred cows. Culling the bottom 10% by weaning performance and probable calving date will raise the average, just like selecting a better sire or replacement heifer. It’s also one of the fastest paths to genetic improvement because impacts are immediate: those calves will not join your herd next year. The need for commercial cattlemen to keep detailed records is often debated, but it makes sense to at least write down the calf weaning weight for each cow and estimated days bred. After you cull for failing

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to conceive, advancing age, declining udder quality and inappropriate disposition, how many pregnant but low-producing cows are you willing to move out of the herd? That answer links to another: How many above-average bred heifers are entering the herd this fall? National Animal Health Monitoring Systems (NAHMS) data put culling and replacement rates for the U.S. beef cow herd at 15% to 20%, which are comparable to the average culling rate and share of gross sales cull cows contribute to those herd enterprises. If you have a plan to improve genetics in the herd, and the bred heifers to prove it, there’s nothing wrong with culling more deeply. Adding value to cull cattle is probably not your main goal, but it is an opportunity likely to beat selling all culls in the fall. Short-bred cows that would calve too late to catch up to others can stay with the herd on your regular feed until an early spring sale. Feeding the open cows to capture compensatory gain while moving to a more favorable marketing window typically pays. Cows—even first-calf heifers that don’t breed back—are generally too old to qualify for the Certified Angus Beef brand. Yet quality beef production doesn’t have to be limited to the calves. You hear a lot about feeding cull cows in the fall, but rarely find commentary on the greatest value-added, quality beef production model: finishing the failed replacement heifers. Results usually capture profit and your attention because of premium

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grading. As I looked at several sets of carcass data recently, comparing results and carcass values to the price I received for heifers that failed to conceive, the opportunity was clear. You could retain ownership, add value and capture carcass premiums, especially with an early pregnancy diagnosis. Replacement heifers are the top cut of heifer calves that are supposed to become the next generation of cows destined for higher quality beef production. No one plans for them to remain open, yet we all have some that fail. Today we have many more options to diagnose their status earlier, which is important because it can improve quality on both the open and pregnant heifer. Sorting the open heifers off earlier lets them move on to the feedyard where compensatory gain makes for fast and efficient finishing. With age on their side, the gender more typically subject to discounts for light carcasses can push the limits of carcass weight due to advanced frame development. In herds where carcass merit is a focus, these heifers can be sold on a grid to capture market premiums not often realized by commercial cattlemen selling calves at weaning. These older heifers tend to have fewer health problems than older or younger calves, and there are few issues with soundness. You wouldn’t build your program around this feeding niche, but the opportunity to add value to cattle that represent your most current genetics and management may be too good to overlook.


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Auction Block Shades of Autumn October 7, 2017 - Houston, British Columbia 55 Purebred lots $7,058 6 Clubby Bred Heifers $3,125 9 Prospect Steers $2,367 Auctioneer: Don Raffan, Armstrong, BC Sale management: Bohrson Marketing Service High Selling Purebred lots: PM Polly 94’16 sired by Basin Payweight 107S out of a Duff New Edition 6108 daughter purchased by Royce & Joanne Cook, Williams Lake, BC for $18,750

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1st Annual British Columbia Elite Angus Female Sale October 14, 2017 - Prince George, British Columbia Auctioneers: Larry & Wayne Jordan Sale Management: Optimal Bovines Inc 34 Bred Heifers $4,522 26 Heifer Calves $3,346 60 lots $4,013 Sale gross $240,750 High Selling Lots: Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 209E sired by O C C Doctor 940D out of n RB Tour of Duty 177 daughter purchased by Triple L Livestock, Viscount, SK for $9,000 /// Schochaneetqua Treackle 624D sired by S A V Referendum 2416 out of a Poplar Meadows Freedom 14R daughter purchased by Royce Cook, Williams Lake, BC for $8,500 /// Red Pacific Lexi 32D sired by Red Dwajo Endorse 67B out of a Red Flying K Ambush 51T daughter purchased by Bob, Miller, Kamloops, BC for $7,250

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39th Annual Northern Select Sale November 18, 2017 - Camrose, Alberta Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale management: Optimal Bovines Inc 32 Bred Heifers $4,697 45 Heifer Calves $3,471 77 Live lots $3,981 1 Embryo Lot $1,500 Sale gross $308,000 High Selling Bred Heifers: Allandale Rosebud 16D sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 out of a Crescent Creek Scotty 55P daughter purchased by Robert Geis, Barrhead, AB for $13,000 /// Kueber Rosebud 232D sired by Northline Fortress 225U out of a Duff Body Builder 763 daughter purchased by MWC Cattle Co, Darwell, AB for $9,000 Page 48

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High Selling Heifer Calves: Country Lane Queen 7E sired by RB Tour of Duty 177 out of a Belvin Panic Switch 2’11 daughter purchased by Julie Sharp, Lacombe, AB for $7,250 /// Red HR Hahn CBCC MS Birdie 90E sired by Red Towaw Zeppelin 499B out of a Towaw Tempt 15X daughter purchased by Eylam Podolak, Parkland County, AB for $6,750 Masterpiece Sale November 22, 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale management: Castlerock Marketing 27 Lots $7,089 Sale gross $191,400 High Selling Bull: Merit Sting 7047 sired by Bar S Range Boss 4002 out of an EXAR One-Iron 3889B daughter consigned by Merit Cattle Co, Radville, SK purchased by Double F Cattle Co, Parkside, SK; Sting Associates; Tannas Ranch,Water Valley, AB; Pugh Farms, Edsgerton, AB; Poplar Meadows, Houston, BC; Bar Double M, Hill Spring, AB; Big Sky Stock Farm, Schuler, AB; Forsyth Ranch, Herbert, SK; Eastondale Angus, Wawota, SK; Howe Red Angus, Moose Jaw, SK; Carruthers Holdings, Frenchman Butte, SK; Lock Farms, Macklin, SK for $52,000 High Selling Heifer: HF Annie 10E sired by BSF Hot Lotto 1401 out of an HF Swagger 75W daughter consigned by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB purchased by Grand River Angus, Grand Rapids, Michigan for $14,250 High Selling Pick of Heifer Calves: Consigned by Leeuwenburgh Angus, Lethbridge, AB purchased by Six Mile Red Angus, Fir Mountain, SK for $7,300 High Selling Semen Lots: One ‘Owners Use’ semen collection on Red TWG Tommy Jack 166A consigned by Brylor Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB and Blairs.Ag, Lanigan, SK to Jeff Moe, North Dakota for $10,250 /// Vermilion Dateline 7078 semen consigned by Clair Lane Stock Farm, Fergus, ON to Allandale Angus, Vermilion, AB for $350/straw

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Power & Perfection Sale November 24, 2018 - Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale management: Bohrson Marketing 4 Bulls $24,750 26 Open Heifers $11,490 2 Embryo lots $2,625

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1 Semen lot $11,250 High Selling Bulls: Boss Lake Pedigree 722E sired by SAV Pedigree 4834 out of an HF Tiger 5T daughter consigned by Boss lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB purchased by Miller Wislon Angus, Bashaw, Ab & Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB for $44,000 /// Blairswest Charlo 37E sired by Coleman Charlo 0256 out of a Bar EL Natural Law 52Y daughter purchased by MJT Cattle Co, Edgerton, AB for $23,000 High Selling Open Heifers: Blair’s Surena 412D sired by Cosenz Faconera Sanf Zorzal 338 out of an SAV 004 Density 4336 daughter consigned by Blairs.Ag, Lanigan, SK; Cabana Don Romeo Angus & Carlos Ojea purchased by H&H Simmentals, Weatherford, OK for $34,000 /// HF Tibbie 113E sired by HA Cowboy Up 5405 out of a MCATL Pure Product 903-55 daughter consigned by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB purchased by Greenwood Angus, Lloydminster, SK for $26,000 High Selling Semen Package: Semen from Pleasant Valley Lute 1207 sired by Plainview Lutton E102 out of an HSA Bando 1961 daughter consigned by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB purchased by Canadian Sires, Olds AB for $150/dose High Selling Embryos: 3 embryos fromRed Wheel Auburn 17M sired by Red Northline Atlantic City consigned by Canadian Donors, Olds, AB purchased by Kueber Farms, Killam, AB for $750/embryo

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Pahl Livestock Ltd 19th Annual Production Sale November 17, 2017 - Medicine Hat, Alberta 54 Angus Bulls $7,380 22 Hereford Bulls $4,695 3 Hereford Heifers $3,830 15 Black Commercial Heifers $2,765 Sale gross $554,775 High Selling Black Angus Bulls: Pahl Crown Jewel 112D sired by Peak Dot Iron Mountain 457Y out of an SAV Net Worth 4200 daughter purchased by Bone Creek Angus, Maple Creek SK for $24,000 /// Pahl Iron Mountain 101D sired by Peak Dot Iron Mountain 457Y out of a Pahl Net Worth 188T daughter purchased by East West Ranch, Manyberries AB for $16,000 /// Pahl Big Shot 109D sired by Sandy Bar Sure Shot 431A out of an HF Tiger 5T daughter purchased by Cameran Farms, Torrin AB for $14,000 (continued on Page 50)


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High Selling Hereford Bull: Pahl 37W Don Juan 50D sired by FE 1S Royal Standard 37W out of a Pahl 90P Spade 3S daughter purchased by Tyler Haraga, Manyberries AB for $8,000

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2nd Annual British Connection Bull Sale December 2, 2017 - Lethbrdige, Alberta Auctioneer: Bob Balog 28 Angus Bulls $7,521 39 Horned Hereford Bulls $6,934 13 Polled Hereford Bulls $6,653 80 Bulls $7,094 Sale gross $567,540 High Selling Angus Bulls: BJ’s Evolution 723 sired by SAV 004 Density 4336 out of an SAV Harvestor 0338 daughter purchased by Baintree Angus, Rockyford, AB for $16,500 ///BJ’s Bulldozer 703 sired by BJ’s Bulldozer 418 out of an HF Tiger 5T daughter purchased by SHB Angus, Spokane, WA for $15,000 ///BJ’s Bulldozer 743 sired by BJ’S Bulldozer 418 out of a Soo Line Kodiak 9207 daughter purchased by Riverside Colony, Fort Macleod, AB for $10,500 ///BJ’S Wide World 732 sired by BJ’S Wide World 302 out of a BJ’s Bearcat 314 daughter purchased by Martin Hillmer, Del Bonita, AB for $10,500 ///BJ’S Eruption 712 sired by BJ’S Bulldozer 418 out of an HF Tiger 5T daughter purchased by Bar EJ Ranch, Maple Creek, SK for $10,000

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29th Annual Keystone Klassic Angus Sale December 2, 2017 - Brandon, Manitoba Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale management: T Bar C Cattle Co $5,936 18 Black Bred Heifers 25 Black Heifer Calves $3,948 11 Red Heifer Calves $5,150 12 Red Heifer Calves $3,300 $17,950 1 Cow/Calf Pair 67 Live Lots $4,772 Sale gross $321,250 10 Units of Semen $150 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair: N7’s Blackwood Lady 4C sired by S A V Resource 1441 out of a TC Stout 407 daughter consigned by N7 STock Farm, Crandall, MB purchased by Maple Lake Stock Farm, Hartney, MB and Labatte Simmentals, Gladmar, SK for $13,750 and her heifer calf N7’s Black Woodlady 4E sired by SAV Angus Valley 1867 purchased by Skull Creek Ranch, Eastend, SK for $4,200 High Selling Black Heifer Calves: ACC Missie 2E sired by Silveiras S Sis GQ 2353 out of a JL Upward 1196 daughter consigned by Anderson Cattle Co, Swan River, MB purchased by Willow Rock Angus, Anola, MB for $10,000 /// Mainstream Arctic Chill 9E sired by S A V Brilliance 8077 out of a PVF Insight 0129 daughter consigned by Mainstream Genetics,

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Watrous, SK purchased by Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON for $6,600 /// Mainstream Baby Doll 20E sired by Styles Lut P301 out of a Soo Line Yellowstone 9286 daughter consigned by Mainstream Genetics, Watrous, SK purchased by Naomi Best, Harding, MB for $6,400 High Selling Black Bred Heifers: HBH Karama 143D sired by Remitall F Rage 9A out of a Connealy Imprint 8317 daughter consigned by HBH Farms Inc, Rivers, MB purchased by Laird Edwards, Craik, SK for $15,000 /// HBH Ericette 39D sired by Mogck Bullseye out of a Sitz Upward 307R consigned by HBH Farms Inc, Rivers, MB daughter consigned by HBH Farms Inc, Rivers, MB purchased by Parkwood Farm, Yorkton, SK for $8,000 /// Ramrod Kandy 688D sired by Mich Spartan 1208Z out of a Ramrod No Fear 921W daughter consigned by Ramrod Cattle Co, Medora, MB purchased by Autumn Dew Angus, Windthorst, SK for $7,000 High Selling Red Heifer Calf: Red ACC Tibbie 78E sired by Red WPRA Legacy A-314 out of a Red D Bar Current Trend 9K consigned by Anderson Cattle Cattle Co, Swan River, MB purchased by Ravenbrook Farms, Grunthal, MB for $5,200 High Selling Red Bred Heifers: Red Maple Lake 6740D sired by Red Six Mile Game Face 164Y (continued on Page 52)


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out of a Red Six Mile Win-Chester 745W consigned by Maple Lake Stock Frams, Hartney, MB purchased by Jean-Francois Leblond, Armagh, QC for $7,100 /// Red Mar Mac DM Easter 53D sired by Red Chopper K Capacity 308B out of a Red Blairs Prowler 214X daughter consigned by Mar Mac Farm, Brandon, MB purchased by Jean-Francois Leblond, Armagh, QC for $6,500

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Stromsmoe Hereford and Angus 33rd Annual Production Sale December 5, 2017 - Etzikom, Alberta Auctioneer: Bob Balog, Lethbridge, AB 34 Angus Long Yearling Bulls $8,106 9 Angus Bull Calves $6,667 19 Hereford Long Yearling Bulls $6,461 62 Bulls $7,393 86 Commercial Bred Heifers $2,052 Sale gross $634,800 High Selling Bulls: C&N Tour of Duty 33D sired by RB Tour of Duty out of an SAV Harvestor 0338 daughter purchased by Lazy H Ranches, Foremost, AB for $13,000 /// C&N Tour of Duty 79D sired by RB Tour of Duty 177 out of an SAV Pioneer 7301 daughter purchased byLazy H Ranches, Foremost, AB for $12,500

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/// C&N Tour of Duty 16D sired by RB Tour of Duty 177 out of an N Bar Emulation EXT daughter purchased by Kenneth Friemark, Irvine, AB for $12,000 /// C&N Resource 36D sired by SAV Resource 1441 out of a Sydgen Mandate 6079 daughter purchased by Circle Cross Ranching Co, Medicine Hat, AB for $11,000 /// C&N Tour of Duty 53D sired by RB Tour of Duty 177 out of an SAV Net Worth 4200 daughter purchased by Circle Cross Ranching Co, Medicine Hat, AB for $10,500 /// C&N Ten Speed 118D sired by SAV Ten Speed 3022 out of an SAV Iron Mountain 8066 daughter purchased by B&J Schneider Ranching Ltd, Irvine, AB for $10,250 /// C&N Tour of Duty 115D sired by RB Tour of Duty 177 out of a C&N Retail Product 14W daughter purchased by Deer Creek Livestock Co, Milk River, AB for $10,250

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Cudlobe Farms 18th Annual ‘Real Bulls for Real Cowboys’Bull Sale December 6, 2017 - Stavely, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale management: Optimal Bovines Inc 134 Bulls $6,218 Sale gross $833,250 High Selling Bulls: Cudlobe The Rock 4E sired by KCF Bennett the Rock A473 out of a Cudlobe Deluxe 1X daughter purchased by Alta Genetics, Rocky View County, AB for $14,500 /// Cudlobe Weigh Up 53E sired by Stevenson Weigh Up 41108 out of a WMR Timeless 458 daughter purchased by Lyle Lewis, Claresholm, AB for $12,000 /// Cudlobe Autoshift 29E sired by SAV Ten Speed 3022 out of a Cudlobe Total Impact 13A daughter purchased by Soderglen Ranches, Airdrie, AB for $11,000 /// Cudlobe Hawkeye 142E sired by Hoover Hawkeye out of an EXAR Upshot 0562B daughter purchased by Granum Colony, Granum, AB for $11,000

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Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull Sale December 7, 2017 - Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Steve Dorran 129 Bulls $8,628 $1,113,000 Sale gross High Selling Bulls: Peak Dot Game Changer 2034D sired by Gaffney Game Changer 371 out of a Peak Dot Bold 204U daughter purchased by Northway Cattle, AB for $65,000 /// Peak Dot Element 2106D sired by 4M Element 405 out of a Vision Unanimous 1418 daughter purchased by Bandura Ranches, AB for $35,000 /// Peak Dot Top Soil sired by SAV Topsoil 4354 out of a Peak Dot Ranchland 29W daughter purchased by Yarrow Creek Farm, AB for $20,000 /// Peak Dot Eliminator 2174D sired by Peak Dot Eliminator 723A out of an SAV 004 Predominant 4438 daughter purchased by KMR Angus, CO for $18,000 /// Peak Dot Game Changer 2100D sired by Gaffney Game Changer 371 out of a Vision Unanimous 1418 daughter purchased by Hillcrest Enterprises, SK for $16,000 /// Peak Dot Unanimous 389D sired by Vision Unanimous 1418 out of a Peak Dot Bold 204U daughter purchased by Northway Cattle, AB for $15,000 /// Peak Dot Top Soil 2079D sired by SAV Topsoil 4354 out of a Peak Dot Grasslands 537W daughter purchased by Brozik Angus Ranch, SD for $15,000 /// Peak Dot

Radiance 2343D sired by SAV Radiance 0801 out of a Double AA Old Post Bandolier daughter purchased by Mike Schmidt, AB for $15,000

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Genetic Focus 2017 December 7, 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co 19 Red Heifer Calves $15,553 18 Red Bred Females $15,111 4 Black Heifer Calves $6,000 16 Black Bred Females $9,734 57 Live Lots $13,110 81Units of Semen $387 70 Embryos $1,531 Total Sale gross $885,800 Red Angus High Selling Lots: Red Six Mile Marta 238C sired by Red Northline Rob Roy 122K out of a Red Fine LineMulberry 26P daughter purchased by Rust Mountain Ranch, Mercer, ND for $33,000 /// Red Six Mile Holly 197D sired by Red Six Mile Brunson 357B out of a Red Triple Play Yoda 2Y daughter purchased by Sunberry Valley Ranch, Sundre, AB for $31,000 /// Red Six Mile Annie 108E sired by Red L83 Super Duty 244Z out of a Red Ter-Ron Tahoe 141T daughter purchased by Gemvale

Stock Farm, Dawson Creek, BC for $30,000 /// Red Blair’s Kassie 49E sired by Red Six Mile Signature 295B out of a Red Bar EL AB Magic Mike 189Z daughter purchased by Jerry Wood, Cochrane, AB for $28,000 /// Red Bar EL AB Meg 169Z sired by Red Towaw Indeed 104H out of a Red YY Red Knight 640F daughter purchased by Wheeler’s Stock Farm, Saskatoon, SK for $25,000 /// Red Six Mile Fanny 149D sired by Red U-2 Reckoning 149A out of a Red 6 Mile Full Throttle 171T daughter purchased by Sunberry Valley Ranch, Sundre, AB for $25,000 /// Red Six Mile Marta 993E sired by Red Six Mile Warcraft 254Z out of aRed Fine Line Mulberry 26P daughter purchased by purchased Jay Sibbald, Cochrane, AB for $24,000 /// Red Blair’s Nolen 68E sired by Red U-2 Renown 193C out of a Red Bieber Make Mimi 7249 daughter purchased by Nine Mile, Quesnel, BC for $24,000 /// Red Six Mile Barmaid 649D sired by Red Six Mile Wild West 0913W out of aRed SSS Trapper 683X daughter purchased by Kramer Angus, Farina, IL for $21,000 /// Red Blair’s Piebird 532E sired by Red U-2 Renown 193C out of an XO Crowfoot 0102X daughter purchased by Rust Mountain Ranch, Mercer, ND for $20,000

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Black Angus High Selling Lots: Blair’s Miss Instinct 791C sired by Coleman Charlo 0256 out of a Duff Basic Instinct 6501 daughter purchased by Norlund Stock Farms, Clearbrook, NB for $16,500 /// Blair’s Miss Instinct 762D sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 out of a Duff Basic Instinct 6501 daughter purchased by Canadian Donors, Olds, AB and Brooking Ranch Ranch, Radville, SK for $15,000 /// Six Mile Blackbird 25D sired by Bar-H Crossfire 63A out of a Sankeys Justified 101 daughter purchased by Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK for $15,000 /// Six Mile Ms Dark Star 29D sired by Bar-H Crossfire 63A out of an SAV Bismarck 5682 daughter purchased by TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB for $12,000 /// Blair’s Lady Ann 522D sired by OSU Final Exam 3139 out of a Ring Creek Big Payout 41Z daughter purchased by Dale Kinzel, Lanigan, SK for $10,500 /// Six Mile Bardetta 199E sired by PVF Insight 0129 out of an SAV First Class 0207 daughter purchased by Hall’s Stock Farm, Berthold, ND for $10,500 /// Blair’s Bess 704D sired by Greene Pokerface 1304 out of a Whitestone Widespread MB daughter purchased by Glen Gabel Angus, Regina, SK for $10,000

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Touch of Class Sale December 8, 2017 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale management: Castlerock Marketing 19 Heifer Calves $4,211 33 Bred Heifers $6,161 ¼ Bull $15,000 149 Straws of semen $217 Sale gross $330,600 High Selling Bred Heifers: DFCC 3049A Dixie 29D, sired by Merit Big Dawg 3049A out of a Duralta 4T Turbo 71X daughter consigned by Double F Cattle Co, Parkside, SK purchased by MJT Cattle Co, Edgerton, AB for $15,500 /// Merit Edam’s Babe 6068D, sired by Merit Stoney Creek 4023 out of a Merit Summit 3139 daugghter consigned by Merit Cattle Co, Radville, SK purchased by Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB for $14,500 High Selling Heifer Calves: Red Wilbar Blockana 282E sired by Red Lazy MC Jack 119C out of a Red Ter-Ron Tornado 157M daughter consigned by Wilbar Cattle Co, Dundurn, SK purchased by Serenity Livestock, Fergus, ON for $7,500 /// Red DKF Miss Jack Daniels 17E sired by Red DKF Route 66 178C out of a DKF Direct Hit 97A daughter consigned by DKF Red Angus, Gladmar, SK purchased by Fraser Farms, Melita, MB for $6,500 High Selling Bull: in Red Wrights Triple L New Era 6E sired by MRLA New Era 87Y out of a Red Wrights 832S Iron Hide 4Z daughter, ¼ interest consigned by Wrights Angus, Melfort, SK and Triple L Angus, Viscount, SK purchased by Page 54

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Atlasta Angus 12th Annual Bull Sale & Seriously Black Select Female Sale December 9, 2017 - Sylvan Lake, Alberta Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale management: Douglas J Henderson & Associates 69.5 Yrlg Bulls $5,254 15 Two Year Old Bulls $4,016 23 Bred Yearling Females $4,517 $4,750 1 Pick of the 2018 Atlasta Heifers High Selling Bulls: Atlasta The Answer 4E sired by SAV Final Answer 0035 out of a Remitall Pilot 103P daughter ½ interest full possession purchased by Tongue Creek Ranch, Turner Valley, AB for $8250 /// Atlasta RIH 7E sired by Remitall F International 17C out of a Waching Final Answer 6T daughter purchased by Bushfield Farms, Airdrie, AB for $13,000 /// Atlasta Consensus 210E sired by HF Consensus 235Y out of an HF Kodiak 57U daughter purchased by Tannas Ranch, Water Valley, AB for $12,750 /// Atlasta Rage 50E sired by Remitall F Rage 9A out of an SAV Heavy Hitter 6347 daughter purchased by Terry & Donna Dodd, Innisfail, AB for $10,250 Volume Bull Buyer: Tennant Ranches, Bluffton, AB High Selling Heifers: Atlasta Sitz Blackcap 52D sired by SAV Resource 1441 out of a Sitz Tradition RLS 8702 daughter purchased by LLB Angus, Erskine, AB for $7,000 /// Atlasta Barbara Perfection 9D sired by SAV Harvestor 0338 out of a Sitz Traveler 8180 daughter purchased by Will Stoneman, Hagersville, ON for $5750 /// Atlasta Blackbird 39S 14D sired by SAV Harvestor 0338 out of a Sitz Alliance 6595 daughter purchased by Harold & Lil Smithinsky, Drayton Valley, AB for $5750 /// Atlasta Elsiemere 109D sired by Brookmore Bismarck 19A out of a Remitall Superevent 532S daughter purchased by Brian Whitwell, First Line Angus, Hagersville, ON for $5,000 /// Atlasta Gemstone 75T sired by LFE BA Lewis 809U out of a JDM Krugerrand 1’04 daufghter purchased by Black Creek Cattle Co, Carroll MB for $4,900 /// Brookmore Rose Bud 32D sired by Jindra Double Vision out of a WAF Zorzal 321U daughter and Brookmore Heroine 39D sired by Jindra Double Vision out of an EXAR Significant 1769B daughter both purchased by Ken & Lee Simpson, Atlee Angus, Jenner, AB for $4,600 each /// Atlasta Erica 64X 101D sired by HF Consensus 235Y out of a Remitall Superevent 532S daughter purchased by Atlee Angus, Jenner, AB for $4,600

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Pride of the Prairies Female Sale December 9, 2017 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Sale management: Castlerock Marketing 44 Bred Heifers $5,665 10 Heifer Calves $4,580 1 Cow $8,000 High Selling Bred Heifers: Red Wraz Countess 607D sired by Red Hamco New Trend 238B out of a Red Brylor SDL Squall 213P daughter purchased by Murray & Karen, Crawford, Rocanville, SK for $10,250 /// Red Wraz Ms Prince 24D sired by Red Brylor Opportunity 98B out of a Red Brylor JKC Ghost Rider 108Y daughter purchased by Eye Hill Stock Farm, Marshall, SK for $10,000 High Selling Heifer Calves: Red Kenray Ms Mark 1E sired by Red Fraser Answer 505C out of a Red XO Crowfoot Shine 235Z daughtger purchased by Fraser Farms, Melita, MN for $6,500 /// Red Kenray Favorite 5E sired by Red Six Mile Grand Slam 130Z out of a Red Crowfoot Moonshine 8081U daughter purchased by Hillcrest Colony, Dundurn, SK for $6,500 High Selling Cow: Red Wraz Serebl 57W sired by Red Vikse DV All In 209T out of a Red Hamco Mr Romance 103R daughter purchased by Minburn Angus, Minburn, AB for $8,000

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Johnson Livestock Fall Female Sale December 12, 2017 - Peebles, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 6 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $7,183 67 Bred Heifers $5,487 2 Heifer Calves $17,500 37 Cows $4,266 28 Group Lots $3,009 199 Commercial Bred Heifers $3,025 112 Purebred Lots $5,389 Total Sale $1,289,750 High Selling Bred Heifers: JL Forvever Lady 6104 sired by S A V Renown 3439 out of a Sitz Upward 307R daughter purchased by Rehorst Farms Ltd, Teeswater, ON for $44,000 /// JL Evening Tinge 6208 sired by S A V Renown 3439 out of an SAV Carbon Copy 7664 daughter purchased by Bone Creek Ranch, Eastend, SK for $11,500 /// JL Atlanta 6200 sired by SAV Registry 2831 out of an SAV Atalanta 9019 daughter purchased by Shagbark Angus, Owen Sound, ON for $10,000 (continued on Page 56)


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High Selling Heifer Calf: JL Forever Lady 7071 sired by S A V Renown 3439 out of a Sitz Upward 307R daughter purchased by Glen Cross Cattle Co, Mono, On for $24,000 High Selling Single Cows: JL Barbara 3204 sired by SAV 004 Density 4336 out of a TC Grid Topper 355 daughter purchased by Leela Farms, Dummond, ON for $23,000 /// JL Emblynette 2213 sired by S Chisum 6175 out of a n SAV Peacemaker 3179 daughter purchased by Corrie Richardson, Eastend, SK for $15,000 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair: JL Penny 2197 sired by KG Smart One 9116 out of an HF Young Gun 139J daughter purchased by Bear Tooth, Lloydminster, AB and her heifer calf JL Penny 7306 sired by SAV Renown 2439 was purchased by Tullamore Angus, Caledon, ON for $9,250

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Form and Function Female Sale December 14, 2017 - Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale management: Castlerock Marketing 23 Bred Heifers $4,963 23 Heifer Calves $3,473 2 Bred Cows $4,500 Sale gross $203,050 High Selling Bred Heifers: Red Minburn Pride 98D sired by Red Windy Hill Zeppelin 1240Z out of a Red Premier Patriot 16 daughter consigned by Minburn Angus, Minburn, AB purchased by Forsyth Ranch, Herbert, SK for $7,750 /// Red B-Elle Lois Dazzle 689D sired by Red Wilbar Boy Oh Boy 362B out of a Geis Kodiak 21’07 daughter consigned by B-elle Red Angus, Turtleford, SK purchased by Circle G Angus, Lacombe, AB for $7,000 /// Roymac Atalanta 17D sired by Johnston Angus Valley 802B out of a Currie F250 21X daughter consigned by Roy Mac Angus, Cut Knife, SK purchased by Tyson Mitchell, Kitscoty, AB for $7,000 High Selling Cows: Red Norline Ruby 44X sired by Red Smoky Cable 401R out of a Blue Spruce Sable 54H daughter consigned by Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB purchased by Wraz Red Angus, Wawota, SK for $4,800 /// Northline Sadie 3B sired by RB Active Duty 0010X out of a CAF Sidekick 7784 daughter consigned by Northline Angus, Ardrossan, AB purchased by Battle Creek Angus, Maple Creek, SK for $4,200 High Selling Heifer Calves: Macnab Miss Eston 334E sired by Sheidaghan Great Scot 44Z out of a Cloverlake Dateline 70P daughter consigned by MacNab Angus, Mervin, SK purchased by Borderland Cattle Co, Rockglen, SK for $5,300 /// Macnab Miss Eston 316E sired by Macnab Maverick 165A out of an HF Tiger 21X daughter consigned by MacNab Angus, Mervin, SK purchased by Bar EL Angus, Stettler, AB for $5,100 Page 56

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Riverbend Farm Ltd Dispersal Sale December 15, 2017 - Innisfail, Alberta Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale management: Optimal Bovines Inc $5,154 76 Cow Calf Pairs 33 Cows $2,732 35 Bred Heifers $3,081 15 Bulls $3,253 $4,016 159 Lots Sale gross $638,500 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair: Riverbend Erica 29’14 sired by Riverbend Kodiak 2’12 out of a Riverbend Krugerrand 10’04 daughter purchase by Brent & Jackie Weiss, Maple Creek, SK for $4,500 and her bull calf Riverbend Image Maker 21’17 sired by HA Image Maker 0419 purchased by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB for $14,000 High Selling Bred Heifer: Riverbend Barbara 1’16 sired by HA Image Maker 0415 out of an EXAR Upshot 0562B daughter purchased by Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB for $7,750 High Selling Bull: JDM Earnan 15’15 sired by Connealy Earnan 076E out of a JDM Bardolene 25’02 daughter purchased by Brandl Cattle Co, Jarvie, AB for $7,000

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Royal Angus Complete Dispersal Sale December 16, 2017 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co 1 Bull Calves $3,00 4 Herd Bulls $4,125 1 Heifer Calf $2,100 6 Bred Heifers $4,475 18 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $7,747 19 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs $7,961 7 Cows $4,000 51 Embyros $164 1189 Units of Semen $5.93 56 Live Lots $6,556 High Selling Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs:Royal Pride 7Z sired by S A V Net Worth 4200 out of a Nichols Extra H6 daughter purchased by Diamond B Ranches, Livelong, SK and her heifer calf Royal S Pride 2E sired by Bush’s Easy Decision 98 purchased by Yarrow Creek Farm, Pincher Creek, AB for $12,200 ///Royal Eston Anne 7U sired by K C F Bennett Total out of an Inniway Royce 203 daughter purchased by Painted Post Livestock, Hepburn, SK and her heifer calf Royal S Eston Anne 5E sired by Jindra Double Vision was purchased by Honeybrook Farms, Edam, SK for $15,500 High Selling Cow/Bull Calf Pairs: Royal Pride 5Z sired by SAV Net Worth 4200 out of an Inniway Royce 203 daughter purchased by CMT Farms, North Battleford, SK and her bull calf Royal S Easy Decision 14E sired by Bush’s Easy Decision 98 was purchased

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Angus Collection Sale December 16, 2017 - Regina, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale management: Bohrson Marketing 4 Bulls $12,625 23 open Heifers $8,087 17 Bred Heifers $8,926 2 Bred Cows $18,500 1 Embryo lot $2,400 47 lots $9,099 Sale gross $427,650 High Selling Bull: J-Star Bank Robber 722E sired by Brooking Bank Note 4040 out of a Soo Line Motive 9016 daughter consigned by J-Star Livestock, Beachburg, ON purchased by Roy Mac Angus, Cut Knife ,SK for $16,000 High Selling Open Heifers: Coleman Donna 6205 sired by SAV Resource 1441 out of a Coleman Regis 904 daughter consigned by Canadian Donors, Olds, AB purchased by Allandale Angus, Vermilion, AB & Everblack Angus, Vermilion, AB for $23,500 /// Greenwood Vixon JJP 17E sired by 74-51 Sudden Look 1023 out of a Soo Line Motive 9016 daughter consigned by Greenwood Angus, lloydminster, SK purchased by Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB for $16,500 /// HF Pride 245E sired by HA Cowboy Up 5405 out of an HF Rebekl 53Y daughter consigned by Hamilton Farms, Cochrane, AB purchased by Compass Ranch, Calgary, AB for $12,500 High Selling Bred Heifers: Belvin Tres Marias Porto 3616 sired byTres Marias 6301 Zorzal out of a Tres Marias 5997 El Porto daughter consigned by Belvin Angus, Innisfail, Ab purchased by Montana Ranch, Bigfork, MT for $25,000 /// BelvinTorcaza 58’16 sired by KR Cash 4003 out of a Belvin Velasquez 203’11 daughter consigned by Belvin Angus, Innisfail, AB purchased by Canadian Donors, Olds, AB for $17,500 /// Greenwood Forever Lady JJP 4D sired by Connealy Earnan 076E out of a Connealy Imprint 8317 daughter consigned by Greenwood Angus, Lloydminster purchased by Nordal Angus, Simpson, SK for $14,500 High Selling Cow: Ponderosa Jenn’s 1406 Fay 135A sired by EXAR First Class 1406B out of a Justamere 1118 Revolution 527S daughter consigned by Deeg Simmental, Strathmore, AB; Rust Mountain View Ranch, Mercer, ND; Bohrson Marketing, Olds, AB & Reay Unlimited, Hanover, ON purchased by Tableland Cattle, Estavan, SK & Vandy Cattle, Benson, SK for $18,000


British Columbia Angus Association

by Tom deWaal ~ President, BC Angus Association

Christmas and New Year’s have past and now we look at the spring calving season and bull sales. We have been very busy in BC. The Angus Association is working hard organizing the Canadian Angus Annual Meeting to be held in Comox in June. Everyone here in BC are excited and I personally am really looking forward to the event. February 2nd and 3rd the BC All breeds Pen Show was held which was sponsored by BC Angus and the Canadian Angus Association. This was the second year for this event and seems to be gaining in popularity. BC Directors along with Mr. Brian Good our fieldman attended all but one Angus Rancher

Alberta Angus Association

Welcome 2018, here is hoping everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are now settling into the New Year. With calving started for many it’s that time of year when we see if our plans come true for the next generation of Angus cattle. Here’s hoping your calf crop hits the ground healthy and stays healthy. Looking back on 2017 we had a great year with Alberta Angus Association. We had the Alberta Angus booth set up at both Camrose and Oyen. We cooked steaks at both events and won Peoples Choice at Camrose. And at Oyen, even though there is no official judging, I’m pretty sure Angus was number one there also. Summer brought many challenges to most producers, with the dry hot weather in the south with

Endorsed calf sales last fall where BC Angus sponsored coffee for everyone attending the sales. Mr. Good was a very front and centre figure at these sales promoting Angus cattle and Green Tags. I must say that working with Brian at these events was truly a pleasure and I would gladly do it again. BC Angus has two Gold Shows planned for this year - IPE (Armstrong in September) Burns Lake in September as well. I hope this letter finds everyone well and if you have a chance - join us in Comox in June. Please do, I am sure you will enjoy the trip.

by Blake Morton ~ President, Alberta Angus Association

many fires, and to the north, our neighbors and friends once again had to deal with wet and muddy conditions. We held the AGM in Calgary in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. The AGM was well attended, although we would like to see stronger attendance at this event as an association. The CBIC is moving to Ontario this year, so we will be holding the AGM in Bashaw for 2018. I would like to thank our very hard working Show committee for 2017. Wow, what an amazing fall starting at the Olds Fall Classic Gold show. The committee hosted a Supper and Family Fun Casino for all breeds and it was very well received. Both the Red and the Black shows when off with out a hitch and the numbers were up. Next, off to the Edmonton Gold Show, this year’s National Angus Show. The number of head were strongly increased at the 2017 Farmfair International. Once again the show committee, along with a few of the directors, hosted a well attended Cattlemen's Social with a delicious Beef supper and live and silent auction. We had the booth in Medicine Hat for the pen show and also cooked up 150 pounds of Angus beef at the steak fry there. Canadian Angus, Southern Alberta Angus Club and Alberta Angus members were on hand to help out with Barbecuing and feeding the hungry crowd. Thanks goes out to Cecilie

Fleming for keeping us organized in Medicine Hat and for also manning our booth for Edmonton. Moving into the new year we had to say goodbye to our Office Administrator of 10 years. Thanks Denise Rice for all your hard work over the last number of years. We wish you the best. We hired Susanne Fankhanel as our Temporary Office Administrator. The hope is to have a review of the Office Administrator position, and have the job posted in the spring , and have someone hired permanently by the AGM. Planning has recently started as Alberta will be hosting the National Angus Convention in 2019. I look forward to being able to make all the plans and the location official at the Convention in Comox ,BC, this coming June. We have big plans and will need many volunteers. If you are interested in helping, please let me know. In closing I would like to thank our Board of Directors for making this position easy and fun. Thanks Greg Pugh, Laura Baxter, Kaleen Harris, Georgia Smith, Robert Geis, Darrell Hickman, Luke Tannas, Cole Goad, Dave Hofstra, Tiffany Richmond, Brett Wildman, Quinn Hamilton, Kelsey Knott and David Schneider. In closing remember to show your Angus Pride and tag your calves GREEN.

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Saskatchewan Angus Association

As our 2018 calves arrive we enter a new production cycle with excitement and anticipation of what these calves have the potential to become. Soon we will also be faced with a postal box jam packed with bull sale catalogs that will include some of the freshest and finest genetics to offer the beef industry. Roughly two-thirds of our great nations beef herd is currently Angus influenced. Consumers recognize Angus Beef at the retail space as a quality product and branded Angus Beef programs are continually driving the demand for Angus influenced feeder calves. There is no doubt that these are exciting times to be involved in the Angus breed in Canada. The Angus breed is not the only beef breed to have ever established this prominent position at the top of the Canadian Beef Industry. You don’t need to drive very far in my neck of the woods to find the old and weathered farm signs at the end of drive ways that once proudly promoted a breed that was on top of the pile back in the 1980’s. Recently one of these retiring breeders told me that I needed to purchase a few of his cows because his breed was going to be extinct. This breeders’ comments may be a bit extreme, but it got me thinking, how does something that was once a dynasty crumble into ruins in such a brief period of time?

by Sheldon Kyle ~ President, Saskatchewan Angus Association

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana As a breed we need to remain diligent, adaptive and prepared. We all need to continue to be diligent that we do not lose sight of what has made our breed such a force in the industry – The mother cow. Angus is a maternal breed that has been often duplicated but NEVER fully replicated. It is said that imitation is this most sincere form of flattery… well we are flattered but we won’t quit being better than the rest. Angus influenced cows are currently the backbone of the commercial beef industry and we need to keep them there. We need to be willing to recognize opportunities and quickly embrace change. I believe one such opportunity has clearly presented itself and we need to take hold of it and run with it. Currently the demand for Canadian Angus verified product is outpacing the supply. We NEED to get more Angus and Angus influenced feeder cattle identified with the Canadian Angus Tags. If you are proud enough to tell everyone that you raise Angus cattle why not clearly identify them as such? The program is simple, easy to use and convenient. The green tag visually and electronically verifies calves as 50% Angus, are CCIA compliant, offers free 3rd party age verification and can be shipped directly to your mailbox. To order your tags contact the Canadian Angus Association at (888)571-3580 or call our Saskatchewan Association – (306)757-6133 as we are able to stock a few there now that are available for pick-up. I want to challenge you to talk with your loyal Angus customers about the Canadian Angus Tag program and promote how easy it is for them to identify their calves as Angus influenced this spring. As a provincial association we have implemented a successful mentorship program over the last few years in hopes of preparing a new generation of Angus breeders. Along with this program we have delivered various breeder information workshops across the

Ontario Angus Association

by Andy Fraser ~ Past-President, Ontario Angus Association

Happy New Year to all our fellow Angus Breeders. The 2018 calving season is well under way here, and like most areas, our Ontario breeders are faced with lovely weather once again. We had a great turn out at the Royal Winter Fair back in November with almost 200 head going through the ring. Congratulations to all the class winners and champions. Ontario Angus will be present at the upcoming Beef Farmers of Ontario annual meeting in February in Toronto to help promote the breed and green tag sales. Our annual meeting will be held in Woodstock Ontario

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province. These workshops are a terrific opportunity to learn more about industry issues, potential funding programs and better management practices. Our highly successful summer tour continues to be a highlight on our Saskatchewan Angus calendar. There are plans underway for a tour in the Southeastern corner of the province based out of Weyburn this August 8th & 9th. Make plans to join us as we tour the Red Coat Trail and many great Saskatchewan Angus herds along the way. Our annual general meeting was hosted as a part of the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon. There is no doubt that Saskatoon was the place to be if you are a beef producer in the province of Saskatchewan. The speaker line-up was educational, entertaining and informative. If you don’t learn something or meet someone new at an event like this, you were simply not trying hard enough. I want to thank all the Angus breeders that made the effort to attend the conference and our AGM. The benefits of being involved and engaged in industry events are limitless. We have a few fresh faces on our board of directors and look forward to having them share their thoughts, vision and ideas with us over the next few years. I need to thank our outgoing directors for their tireless efforts and commitment during their time serving on the board. Our association is better due to the time and effort that you have committed while serving on our board of directors. I look forward to serving the membership of the Saskatchewan Angus Association as your President in 2018 and hope our paths will cross at one of the many Angus events on our busy schedule. Make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming 2018 National Convention and AGM to be hosted in the beautiful Comox Valley, BC. June 7th – 10th.

March 3rd. Our juniors are in preparation mode for the Canadian Junior Showdown, which will be held in Barrie Ontario July 19-21. As in the past if there are juniors that are travelling from far, I’m sure there will be local farmers that would be willing to provide animals to show. Good luck to all members for the remainder of the spring calving season with healthy prosperous calves.


Manitoba Angus Association

Hi, I am pleased and honoured to be this years MB Angus president and look forward to a great year. It has been a busy year in Manitoba, we hosted the Canadian Angus National Convention this past summer. It was held in Brandon where approximately 200 angus enthusiasts gathered from all over Canada. We had tours; the Common wealth Airport museum, Anderson’s feedlot at Souris, Souris swinging bridge, and supper and cattle displays at HBH farms. There

were many educational speakers as well as local, national and international speakers. It was a great time and a great time to make new friends and acquaintances. Eddie Creek hosted a summer tour at their farm this past summer. We would like to thank them for their commitment and support of Angus cattle. We encourage all purebred breeders as well as commercial cattlemen to attend these functions, it is a great opportunity to meet and talk to others in the industry. Our AGM was held in conjunction with the Keystone Klassic sale. We had a very good turn out of Manitoba members for the meeting. We were very fortunate to have Dale Easton (SK Canadian director) as well as Rob Smith (Canadian Angus CEO) who brought messages from our Canadian Angus board. A large part of the discussion was on the Angus green tags and how to get them on our Angus feeder calves. There is a demand for Angus beef through restaurants, grocery stores, Walmart etc. We need to make sure our calves are tagged Angus so that these places can easily source it.

Maritime Angus Association

Greetings from the Maritimes, I hope the start of calving season is going well and that this issue finds

by Barb Airey ~ President, Manitoba Angus Association I would like to congratulate our youth on a very busy year. Devin Boitson for winning the Jack Hart Memorial scholarship. A $2500 scholarship to be used on the purchase of a female in a Manitoba sale. Devin purchased a heifer calf in the Keystone Klassic sale. I would also like to congratulate Ty Nykolation for winning the junior grand aggregate showman award. Honorary president award was awarded to Arlene Kirkpatrick. Arlene stepped down from MB secretary this past summer after 18 years of service. I would like to thank Arlene for her dedication and wish her all the best in the future. Our commercial cattleman award went to a very dedicated young cattleman, Jay Sprott. This years purebred breeder of the year went to HBH farms. The Keystone Klassic sale was a huge success, the quality of the cattle was awesome, there were more lots consigned and the sale average went up. Congratulations to all who purchased and consigned. Best of luck on a great calving season and bull sale season! Look forward to talking to you down the road!

by Patrick Holland ~ President, Maritime Angus Association

you in good health! Apart from a couple of cold, windy stretches it has been a mostly mild fall and start to winter on the East coast. We had great turnouts at out Angus shows across NS, NB and PEI this fall and the annual Angus in Action sale was once again held in conjunction with the other purebred breeds in the Maritimes with solid returns for both purebred and commercial Angus females. The MAA will continue similar initiatives in 2018 as confirmed at our AGM at the end of January but if you would like to be involved or have new ideas please don’t hesitate to get in touch! The new year brings some exciting opportunities for Angus enthusiasts in the Maritimes to be involved with the breed and further educate themselves on ongoing initiatives in the region. The Maritime Beef Conference held in March has become a great forum

for cattle producers to gather, share practices and learn from experts such as this year’s keynote speaker Temple Grandin. The region’s bull sale will take place April 7th at the Maritime Beef Test Station in Nappan, NS. There are currently 29 red and black Angus bulls on test so there will be ample opportunity to purchase quality Angus genetics to influence your herd. Following the fall’s member engagement sessions and with the upcoming strategic plan from Canadian Angus I believe it’s a great time to be involved with the Angus breed. Whether you’re a commercial or purebred producer there’s no better time than the present to get on board and start using Angus RFID tags to show your pride and continue to drive demand for Angus cattle in branded beef programs.

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Canadian Angus Foundation Message Cecilie Fleming, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair

Our Mission is: “e Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus Breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical restoration and preservation”. We to at the Canadian Angus Foundation have much to be excited about. We strive to preserve our Angus past and through programming we seek ways to ensure our Angus future. Scholarships, Bursaries & Speaker Sponsorship The Canadian Angus Foundation offers Scholarships, Bursaries and Travel Opportunities for Juniors 21 & under and Travel Opportunities and Awards for our Young Angus Breeders 18 - 30 years. We also encourage Angus Mentees to apply for a Mentorship Travel Bursary to meet with their Mentors. To encourage Education and Development the Canadian Angus Foundation is offering support to offset partial costs in bringing in speakers to Regional Angus Events. For further details and deadlines on our programs, please go to the

Canadian Angus Foundation website. Canadian Angus History Book The Canadian Angus Foundation has a major project on the go at this time and that is our creation of a new history book to preserve our Canadian Angus History. To date just over 100 breeders out of 2360 members have submitted their farm history. If you have submitted your histories, thank you for your work. As for the rest of you who have not yet submitted your farm history, you have some homework to get done!! If you have pictures and stories of special events, those would also be deeply appreciated. I can hear you all now: I’m too busy, I’m too small, I’m out of the business, our operation doesn’t matter. WELL – Excuses be gone, your deadline is April 30, 2018 to get your submissions in to the Canadian Angus office. Every breeder is important; you have all contributed to help make our breed stand on the world stage. Get out your note pad or sit down at the computer and start with an outline and then fill in the details. If you are having challenges call a CAF Director or the CAA office 1-888-571-3580 and ask to speak to Tina. We have some supports in place to help you write your history. Please take the time to jot down your farm’s Angus history. e only way to get your history done is to make a start. Keep it simple and be a part of this great book!! There is a History Book Committee that is working to gather highlights from the past CAA Presidents, Canadian Red Angus Promotional Society, Canadian Junior Angus, Provincial Associations, World Angus Forum, Sales Managers, CAA General Managers and other key markers in our Angus History. It has not always been an easy road for Angus and we have worked very hard to maintain our

breeds popularity and usefulness to the commercial cattlemen and the meat industry. Be proud of our genetic contributions to the world!! You can also win cash in the “Name the Angus History Book” contest. Deadline for submission is April 30, 2018. This book has many moving parts and needs to be compiled, edited, printed and bound for our planned launch at the 2019 CAA Convention. In order for the Canadian History Book Project to be a success and produced on time, you have to make our deadlines for submissions, so we can make our deadlines with the printers. Building a Legacy Sale Our other annual project is the “Building a Legacy Sale” held in conjunction with our annual convention. In 2018 we will be in Comox, BC for their great hospitality. Thank you to all our past donors and buyers and we look forward to another great sale. If you are interested in donating to the “2018 Building a Legacy Sale” please call Sale Chairman – Shawn Birmingham 204-763-4738, or CAF Executive Director - Belinda Wagner 306-757-6133. The proceeds from the sale are used to deliver the programs that match our Mission Statement. We make sizable investments in our youth and young adult breeders to help them be the best they can be. As young breeders take the time to apply for travel bursaries, mentorships and scholarships. On behalf of our CAF Board we thank you in advance for your support of our valuable projects. Respectfully Submitted Cecilie Fleming – CAF Chair

Congratulations to Belinda Wagner on receiving the first ever ‘Celebrating Women in Agriculture’ Award presented by CanadianWestern Agribition and BMO. Belinda is very well known in the industry and very much appreciated by the Angus sector in particular. She is the ‘go to’ gal for anything she puts her efforts toward. Congratulations Belinda!

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Canadian Junior Angus Association

I hope 2018 has been treating you all well. Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) is looking forward to hosting GOAL Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba this February. Juniors will have the opportunity to hear from many speakers on various topics including succession planning, embryo transplant, marketing, customer services, and finance planning. We will also be spending time at the Human Rights Museum and exploring the Forks. Five finalists will take part in the annual Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) Legacy Scholarship process.

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Raina Syrynk ~ President, Canadian Junior Angus Association

The next CAF Robert C. McHaffie Ambassador will be selected at National Convention in Comox, British Columbia. Five finalists will be chosen to attend Convention where they will give a speech, write a quiz, participate in an interview, and be observed during the event. The deadline to apply for the Ambassador competition is April 30. At Convention, the Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship will also be presented - apply for the award by May 15. For Showdown, the CJA will be heading to Barrie, Ontario. Trucking assistance and a number of travel bursaries are available to help juniors get to the event with deadlines in late May and early June. We look forward to seeing you all there! Both the CJA Scholarships and Junior Angus Stockman Award will be awarded at Showdown. If you know of any young producers who are constantly growing their “stockmanship� capability by actively working with their Angus cattle, make sure to nominate them for the award by April 15.

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Nominations for the Outstanding Young Angus Breeder award are also due April 15. In addition, there are a number of travel bursaries and exchange trips available which juniors can apply for. See the CJA website and Facebook page for more details. CJA would like to thank Nu-Horizon Angus of Lipton, SK for generously providing the donation heifer this year that was dutch auctioned at Agribition and we extend our thanks to all who supported the auction and congratulations to Six Mile Ranch who won the heifer. Our CJA scholarships are funding by this initiative. We would also like to thank everyone who has sponsored, volunteered or contributed in any way to Canadian Junior Angus, we really appreciate your support. In closing, I would like to wish you all the best with calving and bull sale season.


Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador

I, like most people, have a hard time believing that it is already January because the past couple months for me have just flown by! My fall show attendance began in Victoriaville, Quebec for Expo Boeuf on Thanksgiving weekend. I had never been to Quebec before so I was looking forward to spending the weekend there and getting a chance to see the cattle from this part of the country. Expo Boeuf is a smaller show in comparison to Farmfair and Agribition however it doesn’t lack the outstanding quality of Angus cattle. The show was also unique in the sense that it had its own Highland show complete with a bagpipe performance, this definitely brought back some memories from the World Angus Forum in Scotland this past summer.

Macy Liebreich ~ Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador

November is always a hectic month for university students but I was ecstatic to be able to take a break from school to head to Farmfair and Agribition. At Farmfair I had the opportunity to present the banners and ribbons during the National Angus show, which also meant I had the prime opportunity to view all the cattle and appreciate the exceptional quality our breed is known for. Agribition was my next trip and although I didn’t make it for the entire week my family made sure I got my fair share of work in with our 12 head. I was glad to help out as I would say this is ‘quality family bonding time’ but my brothers may disagree. At both shows it was great to catch up with old friends, some even being from Australia and Scotland that I was fortunate enough to meet at the WAF. This goes to show that we truly do live in a small world especially when it comes to the beef industry. My most recent excursion was a trip to the Certified Angus Beef headquarters in Wooster, Ohio for their Youth Leaders conference. Meghan McGillivray, the Junior Angus Vice-President and I were the Canadian delegates in attendance with 26 other Angus youth from all reaches of the USA. The conference was a brief two days but in this

short amount of time we were educated on everything from the history of CAB to their future growth strategy. It was very well thought out as we first went through the history of the brand to gain perspective on its growth, and then through talks of supply development, beef quality, and added carcass value we learned about the product we as Angus producers directly contribute to, and finally we finished with talks about marketing, brand sales, and beef advocacy which are crucial aspects of the supply chain that help capture the added value of the Angus quality. This conference also was incredibly valuable because all the juniors I was able to meet are some of the top of the industry, will be the future leaders of the breed and I’m glad to say they are my colleagues. My term as Ambassador may already be more than half over but I still have many plans in the months to come which include the GOAL conference February 17-19 in Winnipeg and I hope to see some fresh faces there! As always, feel free to contact me if you are interested in becoming the ambassador, have questions about junior opportunities, or just want to chat. Wishing you all the best with calving and the new year, Macy Liebreich

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Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. Davis-Rairdan International

Custom Service Program ▲ Custom Collection ▲ Private Storage

● Recipient herd

e-mail: twhite@altagenetics.com Semen - Supplies - Nitrogen

ALBERTA BREEDERS SERVICE Neil Hazel

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

SERVICES OFFERED

● On-farm freezing & collection

● Donor care facility

Tel: (403) 226 0666

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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

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

● Licensed facility for embryos exports

● Genetic Marketing & Selection

● International Embryo Sales

Steve Dorran Auctioneer

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

760.972.7736

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GUMBO GULCH

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Progressive Performance... Optimum Maternalism! CANADIAN RED ANGUS PROMOTION SOCIETY 780.678.9069 - www.redangus.ca - office@ www.redangus.ca

PUREBRED BLACK ANGUS Steve Aylward Cell: (250)784-5136 P.O. Box 6, Pouce Coupe, British Columbia V0C 2C0 gsaylward@gmail.com

R.R. #2, New Norway, AB T0B 3L0

Don Raffan AUCTIONEER

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

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

Sealin Creek Ranch

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie

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

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

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

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22km Christian Valley Westbridge, British Columbia

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

Owners:

Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

BLIND CREEK ANGUS

Wayne and Peggy Robinson

Diamond Willow Ranch

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

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Registered Black Angus

Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085

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

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Lee & Laura Brown

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

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

- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

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

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Richard & Joyce Lorenz

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

LAKEFORD ANGUS

Dwayne & Joanne Emery (780) 674-4410

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

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Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

Box 32, Hussar, Alberta TOJ 1SO

Horned Hereford

Cam and Kim Fraser 403-787-2165

Fleming Stock Farms

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

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

FARMS

" Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton

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

LEEUWENBURGH ANGUS REGISTERED RED & BLACK ANGUS

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

INDON LA NGUS F ARMS

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

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

Lindsay & Donna Penosky & Family

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

MINBURN ANGUS

Breeding 150 Functional Black Angus Females Since 1945

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


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

Wayne Grant

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

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

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Ken & Sharon Chitwood

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

Premium Quality Since 1972

Glen, Dale, Wayne & Terry Elliott

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Jim & Betty Richardson (403)224-3286

Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Registered & Commercial Red Angus

THISTLE RIDGE RANCH Ben & Carol Tams

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

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Doug & Lynn McIvor

Box 688, Davidson, SK S0G 1A0

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

Flying K Ranch Registered Red Angus Since 1972

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

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Donna Hanel

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

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David Flundra Purebred Red Angus Bulls, Females & Commercial Cattle

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

16 km east of Walsh, Alberta

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

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

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Ranches Inc.

Jon & Shelly Fox

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

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“Raising Quality Cattle To Work For You”

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann 306/454-2730

Shane, Alexis,

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


SPLENDORVIEW ANGUS FARM John Gottfried & Family

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

(306) 834-2844

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Doreen 306/642-3081 306/642-3448 Fax Corbin, Lynette, Cole & Conner 306/263-4407 The Selody’s ~ P.O Box 266, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0

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Bruce, Ione Austen & Breanna Anderson

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

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David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

Box 171, Boissevain Manitoba R0K 0E0

Rideau Angus (613)258-2762 Farm R.R. #4, Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0 D & C Cattle Co Doug & Carolyn Milne-Smith

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Ian Gross

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

Rob & Sandy Foubert

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

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

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BILL & SYLVIA JACKSON

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

Barry & Marj Young & Family

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

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Events Calendar March 2 Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 3 Rack Red Angus & MCG Simmental Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 3 McMillan Ranching Bull Sale, Carievale, SK March 3 Ward’s Red Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK March 4 Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK March 6 Belvin Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 6 Still Meadow Bull Sale, Kamloops, BC March 6 Built Right Bull Sale, Provost, AB March 7 Easy Ray Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB March 7 Mar Mac Bull Sale, Brandon, MB March 8 Bar EL Bull Sale, Stettler, AB March 8 Highline Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB March 8 Richmond Ranch Bull & Female Sale, Rumsey, AB

March 10 March 16 LLB Angus Bull Sale, Erskine, AB Scott Stock Farms Bull Sale, March 10 Crossfield, AB Harvest Angus Bull Sale, March 17 Williams Lake, BC Bandura Ranches Bull Sale, March 10 Brooks, AB C.D Land & Cattle Co Bull & March 17 Female Sale, Taber, AB Mackenzie Bull Sale, March 10 Fort Macleod, AB Wheeler Stock Farms Bull & March 19 Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK Brooking Angus Bull Sale, March 11 Radville, SK Early Sunset Ranch Bull Sale, March 20 Edam, SK U-2 Bull Sale, Coaldale, AB March 14 March 23 Blades & 3E Angus Bull Sale, Cow Boys Bulls Sale, Virden, MB Stavely, AB March 23 March 14 Perrot/Come As UR Bull & Get-A-Grip Bull Sale, Female Sale, Alameda, SK Forestburg, AB March 23 March 14 Thistle Ridge Bull Sale, Tools of the Trade Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB Dundurn, SK March 24 March 16 Shiloh Bull & Female Sale, Power Pak Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB Hand Hills Lake, AB March 15 March 24 Johnson Livestock Bull Sale, Prairie Grass Red Angus Bull Peebles, SK Sale, Airdrie, AB March 16 - 18 March 24 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic Bar Double M Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Lethbridge, AB March 16 March 24 Duralta Farms Bull Sale, Stockman’s Select Bull Sale, Vegreville, AB Moose Jaw, SK

March 26 April 2 Riverstone Cattle Co Bull Sale, Delorme’s ‘Your Choice’ Olds, AB Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK March 26 April 3 Everblack Angus Bull Sale, Blairs.Ag Bull Sale, Sedley, SK Vermilion, AB April 4 March 27 Peak Dot Ranch Spring Bull Ring Creek Farms Bull Sale, Sale, Wood Mountain, SK Fairview, AB April 4 March 27 Howe Farms Bull Sale, Anderson Cattle Co Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Swan River, MB April 4 March 28 Eldorado Angus & Charolais Hamilton Farms Bull & Female Sale Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB Cochrane, AB April 4 March 28 KenRay Online Bull Sale CU Ranch Angus Bull Sale, April 5 Lethbridge, AB Rainbow Hills Ranch Bull Sale, March 29 Delbourne, AB Eldorado Angus Bull Sale, April 7 Medicine Hat, AB 66 Ranch 7th Annual Bull Sale Fort Macleod, AB March 29 April 10 Tannas Ranch Bull & Female Rodgers Red Angus Bull Sale, Sale, Water Valley, AB Lethbridge, AB March 30 April 10 Grasslands Angus Bull Sale, Young Dale Angus Bull & Mankota, SK Female Sale, Alameda, SK March 31 April 11 66 Ranch Bull Sale, Fort W Sunrise Angus Bull Sale, Macleod, AB Fort Macleod, AB April 2 April 12 Benchmark Angus Bull Sale, Southview Ranch Bull Sale, Warner, AB Ceylon, SK April 28 Wiwa Creek Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK

Brylor Ranch ............................ 35 Castlerock Marketing ............... 29 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic ....... 61 Cor Vet Cattle Co ...................... 15 Cudlobe Angus ......................... 1 Delorme Ranch ......................... 63 Duckworth Ranch .................... 38 Durness Angus Farms ................. 5 Early Sunset Ranch ................... 20 F Bar R Ranch .......................... 30 Lorenz Angus ............................ 12 Fleming Stock Farm .................. 57 Freeway Angus .......................... 41 Glen Islay Angus ......................... 5

Peak Dot Ranch ......................... 6 Poplar Meadows Angus .............. 25 Rack Red Angus ....................... 52 Rainbow Hills Ranch ................ 50 RamRod Cattle Co .................. 15 Ring Creek Farms ..................... 32 Rivcercrest Angus ....................... 24 Riverstone Cattle Co .................. 23 RJ Livestock ............................ 57 Rodgers Red Angus .................... 47 RSL Red Angus ......................... 37 Samtia Angus ............................ 45 Sealin Creek Ranch ..................... 5 Section One Angus ..................... 5

Ad Index 3E Angus .................................. 36 4L Cattle Co ............................ 49 66 Ranch ................................ 16 AbacusAngus ............................ 62 Angus Acres .............................. 5 Arda Angus ............................. 41 Atlasta Angus ............................ 71 Bandura Ranches ...................... 21 Benchmark Angus ................... 33 Blades Angus ............................ 36 Blairs.Ag Cattle Co ..................... 13 Bowling Spring Angus ................. 5 Brimner Cattle Co ..................... 9 Bronyx Acres .............................. 5 Page 70

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Hamilton Farms ......................... 3 Hardgrass Bull Sale .................... 28 Heinz Angus ............................ 22 Hillbrook Angus ........................ 5 Howe Family Farm .................. 26 JPM Farms ............................... 18 Lauron Red Angus ................... 43 Leeuwenburgh Angus ............... 27 LLB Angus ................................ 31 Lorenz Angus ............................ 12 ManitobaTest Station ................. 55 McGillivary Land & Livestock ....... 5 Medicine Hat Bull Sale ............... 51 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds ........... 17

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Sheidaghan Anghus .................... 39 Shiloh Cattle Co ....................... 10 Spruce View Angus ................... 53 Symens Land & Cattle Co ......... 62 T-Down Trailers ....................... 34 Valleymere Angus ..................... 24 W Sunrise Angus ...................... 19 White Lake Colony ................... 45 Willie Waldner ......................... 58 WRAZ Red Angus .................... 8 Wulf Angus ............................. 14 Z Bar Angus .......................... 5, 72


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Angus World Commercial Issue 2018  

Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association

Angus World Commercial Issue 2018  

Official Publication of the Canadian Angus Association