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

Jan Lee Associate Editor

Table of Contents Starting with the Finish in Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Can Data Sharing Help Producers Manage Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 BIXS Continues to Evovle and Deliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Winning the Long Game (- bioTrack) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Consumers Want Sustainable Beef . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Interior Provincial Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Carcass 101 - Guelph, Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Auction Block . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Ontario Point Show - Barrie, Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 World Angus Secretariat - Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Ontario Preview Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Canadian Angus Foundation Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Canadian Junior Angus Association Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Provincial Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Events Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

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Dave’s Desk

Up to this point we have been enjoying a great fall. Although calf prices have moderately in the last few months, they are still quite good. The summer got off to a slow start moisture wise, but most areas received later precipitation which produced better crops and forage than was earlier anticipated. The forecast is for a warmer winter, which will be easier on feedstuffs leaving cattlemen in a good position. Looking forward to the spring, contradictory to my discussion in the last issue, the demand should be stronger than I wrote about then. Since then, in discussions with auction market operators, they are

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indicating that there are a tremendous number bulls being traded, noticeably more than they normally see. That will bode well for the spring bull sales. This is a good time of year to contact your bull customers to find out how their calves sold and to discuss their bull needs. It is also a good time to make sure you have resolved any issues that may have not been dealt with on past bulls. Waiting for bull sale time will the customer will feel that you only call them when you are ready to sell them something. It gives you one more opportunity to familiarize yourself with them and their operation. Remember the more familiar you are, the better chance you have of them becoming or remaining a loyal customer. Until next time,

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Just want to share with you something Frank Strombold of Poplar Meadows Angus told me some time ago that I thought was quite humorous . . .

“If winter doesn’t come this year, I’d be the only guy ready” - Frank Strimbold

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Starting with the Finish in Mind By Laura Nelson, For Certified Angus Beef LLC Niznik Brothers use carcass data to focus profitable breeding decisions They knew they had to pay more attention to the start when they got their first finished cattle data. Brothers Bruce and Brad Niznik farm and ranch with their father George and uncle Jack near Brooks, Alberta. About a decade ago, they finished their calves and sold them on Cargill’s grid market, getting feedback on the final product for the first time.

“After we finished them, we realized how many dollars there can be in a carcass, and hardly anybody in the purebred or seedstock business was paying attention to it or giving us that information,” Bruce says. “So that’s where we started: after we finished our cattle and realized you need them to be a high quality grade and yield grade 1. And the sooner you start selecting for that, the sooner you’re getting ahead of the curve.”

Markets moved them to selling yearlings, but that data stuck with them. They found a handful of Angus breeders with premium carcass traits built into the types of bulls they liked, and used their kids’ 4-H steers as a sampling of what they know their calves can achieve. Last year, with a 929-pound carcass, the steer graded premium AAA, met the other nine carcass quality specification for the Certified Angus Beef brand and finished at a Yield Grade 2.

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“You can just get phenomenal performance on feed, and you get the carcass quality that is extremely high end. So when you’re selling on a grid, you get some decent premiums on them,” Brad says. But even when they’re not selling on a grid, the brothers agreed: that data and the performance it proves have boosted profit. It has to start with genetics With the right foundation, the Nizniks believe their straight-bred black Angus cattle can do it all. “There are stigmas out there, that people think you lose something with straight-bred cattle,” Bruce says. “I just don’t subscribe to that hybrid vigor theory any more. I’ve seen it work within Angus– you can just get so much performance out of these animals, if you know what’s going in them.” When it comes to marbling, it’s important to calculate the cost of adding taste fat verses waste fat. Feeding cattle to AAA is possible, but it’s not economical unless the genetics support that strategy. Following the premiums meant going for marbling, but avoiding yield grade discounts and heavies. “They’ll be over fat if that’s all you’re counting on is the feed,” Bruce says. “But you can get them AAA or better with a yield grade 1 with these bigger Angus cattle, and still get a desirable carcass weight, because that’s where you make your money, is the carcass weight.” That kind of precision, the brothers argue, can only be achieved by studying genetics and applying the lessons learned. Their focus on data shows with a glance at the Canadian Angus Association Performance Endorsements on the bulls they buy. When they went to market calves in the fall of 2014, the Performance Endorsements proved to potential buyers that their calves came from bulls in the top 22% of the breed, based on all measured traits. Their entire bull battery sits in the top 15% for marbling potential, and five of the sires they brought home from the latest Cudlobe sale are in the top 1% of the breed.

“But we figure, we’re not focusing on carcass data,” Brad says. “We’re picking bulls that have everything else we want, plus carcass data. That’s what we want from our seedstock producers, is that ability to go to the next step and improve the stuff you can’t see.” Niznik Ranch relies on bulls from primarily Cudlobe, but also Hamilton Angus and Bandura Ranches to stack the right genetics on the sire side, and keep homegrown females that have to re-make the cut each year. “We mark the tags at birth – if the mother is sound, has a good udder, good feet, decent disposition, then I mark that tag as a potential replacement heifer right there. Then when we’re sorting for replacements, we look for that mark on the ID tag, then sort for size after that,” Bruce says. “You can really improve your cows in a hurry doing that,” Brad adds. “If you just sort for weight first, you’re missing those other things that are really costing you money.” With detailed records of each cow in hand, they match those with known bull genetics to shoot for easy-calving, explosive growth from birth to weaning and a smooth finish, all the way to the final product. With that data applied for genetic growth, they cut the cost and stress of giving implants at branding more than 20 years ago, and they haven’t looked back. The Nizniks stick to a strict vaccination program for the cows and calves to ensure they don’t have a bad day, start to finish. “We know that affects carcass quality on those young calves,” Brad says. “We want to take care of what we’re putting into them. But improving the carcass quality really has to come from the purebred guys paying attention to it. That’s what will drive Angus staying as a white-tablecloth meat.” Repeat business = repeat business It’s a chain effect of repeat customers. When cattlemen like the Nizniks found the right breeders, they kept going back for more. With calves that consistently perform and command a premium at processing, order-buyer Rod MacLean kept coming back for more, too.

He first worked with their father, and now with the brothers, buying cattle he can depend on. “The repeat customer thing is important – once you know the protocol, how they handle their cattle, what drugs they’re using, the genetics, the whole thing – you get to know those cattle so you don’t hardly have to look at them. You just know they’re good, easy-fleshing cattle that are going to pay,” MacLean says. In recent years, the Niznik cattle have headed east to Ontario to feed and finish. “We have to look at dollars and cents. When we send them 2,000 miles east, if they’re not performers, they’re not even worth putting on the truck,” MacLean says. “It’s the grading and the performance that makes the money. With today’s high cattle prices, they’ve got to perform. The margins are too tight on the feeding end; they just have to work.” The proof is in the closeouts. In February 2015, MacLean got carcass data back on a set of calves from western Alberta, with the majority coming from the Niznik Ranch, but mixed with calves of similar genetics and backgrounds he had put together to ship east. In that load of 260 head, the cattle graded 98% AAA or above – nearly 20% of them hit the “Prime” mark – and 42% more met all ten carcass specifications of the Certified Angus Beef brand, which includes premium AAA and Prime marbling. “Those are cattle that are just built right for today’s market,” MacLean says. “The Niznik boys work hard, they’re proud of what they have, and they should be.” The Niznik brothers hope that repeat business continues down the chain, too. “Retailers can’t get enough Canadian AAA product to stock their shelves. That should be an indicator that we need to improve carcass quality, when we can’t supply enough for our own market,” Brad says. “That tells you consumers want it, and they’re willing to pay for it when it’s the good stuff.That’s the kind of market I think Angus cattle should be going after.”

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Can Data Sharing Help Producers Manage Change by Deborah Wilson, Senior Vice-President, BIXSco Inc.

Can data sharing help producers manage change? Change is a constant—so the saying goes. And it's a saying that seems particularly appropriate for the beef industry right now. BSE changed the cattle industry forever, along with computers, the Internet, and social media. With social media has come “Value Branding” which relates to changing public values around health, the environment, and animal welfare. As a producer, I know this issue is not going away. And the best way to respond is to become more connected to others within the industry, and to communicate more effectively with consumers. This is an industry that likes tradition, but change can be a challenge, or an opportunity—depending on how you look at it. As Cherie Copithorne-Barnes, Chair of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef says, the trick will be to respond in a way that is manageable for the entire industry, and at a speed we can all handle. One program that’s helping the industry respond to changing consumer demand is the McDonald’s Verified Sustainable Beef program. Starting next year, in 2016, McDonald’s will begin purchasing a portion of its beef from verified sustainable sources. Besides working with a diverse set of stakeholders in the Canadian beef community to develop a way for producers and processors to demonstrate what “sustainable beef” means, the program has focused on gathering producers to participate in the program. Their goal is to have 300 operations verified by next spring. But the biggest focus of the program has been on the verification side of the process—finding a consistent way to demonstrate sustainability outcomes specific to Natural resources,

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Community and People, Animal health and welfare, Food and Efficiency and Innovation. These issues are important to not only McDonald’s, but should be important to all Canadian beef producers. Being verified is not a pass or fail situation, it is a journey of demonstrating improvement within your operation, the willingness to improve in respect to the animals, the environment, safety and efficiency. I can’t think of many producers who don’t try every day to do the right thing by their animals and operations. One of the truths about sustainability is that it’s a journey and not a destination. Ironically, you can never actually “arrive” because the focus is on continuous improvement. Part of the reason McDonald’s picked Canada to pilot the VSB program is because in many ways, we’re well ahead of other countries. “We’re not the only ones working on sustainability, but we’re significantly further ahead,” James Bradbury, Marketing Manager for Canada Beef told me. “As beef prices increase, consumers will become more selective about what they buy. If we’re deemed at any point to be unsustainable in any sense, that could be a real problem for beef producers. We’re already a leader on sustainability—and have been for years. Now it’s a matter of measuring it, verifying it, and communicating it consistently.” James adds that consumers don’t need to know all the details, but there are certain topics like animal welfare they’re concerned about. “For a consumer, just knowing this stuff is being looked at and measured and that farmers and others in the supply chain are regulating what they do, and that it’s being verified by an independent third party—that’s the information they’re looking for, and it’s not going to change.” Matt Sutton-Vermeulen, project manager for McDonald’s VSB program also told me that the pilot has been gaining momentum largely because of Canada’s existing systems such as the Verified Beef Program, the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and The Beef InfoXchange System. It’s exciting to realize that these systems are allowing us to measure, verify and track sustainability in ways that no other country is yet able to do. “From an information sharing standpoint, we’re now three months into running reports using BIXS. The capacity that BIXS is demonstrating is beyond our

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expectations and continues to improve every month,” he said. “BIXS is demonstrating that we can share information efficiently while maintaining confidentiality. That’s good news and critical to the success and credibility of the pilot. We need to have data that is value driven, and action oriented, so that people upstream and downstream can access it appropriately without getting into privacy issues.” As a member of the BIXS team, I’m proud that Matt has been impressed by our efforts. “Your team is demonstrating their capacity at a high level and that’s not easy,” he told me. “You don’t buy these programs off the store shelves and you are making it easy for other IT providers to beef producers to share animal tracking information without compromising their own value propositions with their clients.” Economics is the center-point of sustainability, and Matt added that Canada’s ability to offer verified sustainable beef will create the long term opportunity to differentiate Canadian beef on a local, national and global basis. “The new team at BIXS is walking the talk when it comes to continuous improvement and traceability is critical for the long term viability of the Canadian beef industry,” he said. He also mentioned that the McDonald’s pilot is creating opportunities for collaboration between the Canadian roundtable for sustainable beef and its US counterpart south of the border. What’s the bottom line from a producer perspective? It’s that it’s time to get in the game. “Producers are highly trusted by consumers. It’s vitally important they have a hand in measuring, verifying and reporting their sustainable outcomes,” said James from Canada Beef. Matt echoed that sentiment. “The voice of the producers who are involved in the pilot will drive the future of the program. If you’re participating, your voice will be amplified.” This is an industry that likes tradition and resists change the way we all like our favorite pair of boots, and we usually wear them beyond the point they should be retired. Participating in BIXS and VSB is a little like putting on new boots, once broken in they feel as good as the old ones.” So what are you waiting for? You can sign up for the VSB here – and sign up for BIXS here - Trust me, it’s not that bad!

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BIXS Continues to Evolve and Deliver by Deborah Wilson, Senior Vice-President, BIXSco Inc. The Beef Info Xchange System(BIXS) has been making strong inroads with all of the stakeholders in the beef industry. In July, an agreement was reached with Cargill, Canadian Beef Breeds Council and Canadian Cattlemen’s Association to have case studies conducted to demonstrate the value of carcass data to the cattle/beef industry.The groups conducting these studies have been selected and include seedstock as well as commercial situations. These case studies will explore the correlation of carcass data to genetics, but in general to explore what it brings to the industry. The time frame for these studies are very short, to be completed in early November, and to be presented to the next Beef Value Chain Round Table meetings. We were pleased to receive the commitment from these groups to cooperate on this project, and expect to see some real progress resulting from this. As one of the stakeholders in this industry, we expect to see many different value propositions to evolve out of these cooperative case studies. As an industry we have insisted we needed, or demanded, the right to carcass data, but we have never explored value propositions for the various stakeholders, including the packers. I see this as “Connectivity” and “Collaboration” within an industry that has, historically, struggled to have the various stakeholder groups cooperate and work together. Our industry research conducted in June indicated that BIXS needs to become a winning proposition

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to everyone in industry. Our IT department has continued to collaborate with CCIA’s IT department working out data flow issues and glitches as they arise, as well as preparing for an anticipated increase in data flow moving forward. It has been inspiring and encouraging to see these two departments, from two important industry organizations, work collaboratively. Having a functional data flow with CLTS is key to the success and credibility of BIXS. Any age verifications entered in CLTS will automatically flow into BIXS, provided the producer is registered in BIXS. Additional information can be uploaded into BIXS featuring management protocols, breed, color, etc. We also have some collaboration happening with the pharmaceutical industry to track producers enrolled in health programs. The BIXS data management system continues to evolve, with the ability to apply an action to many animals at once, as opposed to entering the action one animal at a time. This was one issue identified as a priority early on. This “fix” is nearly completed and expected to be functional soon. We also have added the ability to recognize operations involved in the McDonald’s Verified Sustainable Beef Pilot Project, enrolled and verified. Our IT Director has continued to meet the deliverables required of the pilot project, which has pleased the Project Manager and McDonald’s. BIXS has demonstrated the ability to track cattle through the

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production chain. Why is this necessary? Animal traceability is not unique to Canada nor to the cattle industry. Countries around the world struggle with how their traceability system should work and what is required of producers. The requirement for food animal traceability is being driven by consumers, who want to know where their food comes from, how it is raised and that it is safe. The consumer is demanding a basic right to have access to that information. As an industry we can no longer ignore this requirement on the part of our customers. Nor can we ignore the advent of the ethical eating movement, nor the value branding which is being utilized by major retailers How far has BIXS come? I feel that there is a total mind-shift emotionally and mentally by producers as well as the other stakeholder groups. Connectivity in industry is apparent, its less about cattle, and more about people and organizations cooperating. Visit the BIXS booth at Farmfair and Agribition this fall, or look for us at many of the industry meetings that will held early in 2016. Stay tuned for the launch of the new BIXS website in the coming months. Or register on BIXS to see for yourself (, all you need is your CCIA account number (not your PID), and a few more details that you already know.

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Times are good in the beef industry. In fact they have hardly ever been better. But those that have been in the industry for any length of time will know that now is the time to reap rewards and position your business for the long game. There are many puzzle pieces now in play in the beef world: international trade dynamics (TPP); market access to Canadian buyers (McDonalds, A&W); availability of new tools for genetic improvement (genomics); branding initiatives (CAB); consumer desire for local products, evolving environmental, animal welfare and traceability requirements, etc. With so many factors involved, how should Canadian Beef producers react? They shouldn’t react at all… they need to be proactive.

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Although “sustainability” can mean many things, it is a good umbrella word for all of the factors listed above. There is good agreement globally and in Canada that sustainable beef production involves profit, planet and people. Profit is an obvious element because if sustainable beef were not profitable, we would end up with no beef farmers! Planet deals with the environment and will involve an expansion of good initiatives such as Environmental Farm Plans. People is all about how society (which includes all beef buyers) accepts the industry and can involve things like adherence to established Codes of Practice for animal welfare. There is one common element in all of the long game factors… data. Collecting, documenting and sharing data will be the norm for those wanting to even be in the long game.

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Most farmers would rather be feeding cattle or baling hay than collecting data. And while data is interesting, good business owners use information to make good decisions. So data needs to be collected easily and transformed into information to be used in managing a profitable business. The new Go360|bioTrack system lets you easily capture and access decision critical data anytime and anywhere, even out of internet range. With the Go360 technology, already used widely in telecommunications, utility and security sectors, farmers can now use any smart phone as their data collection and information management tool. If there are many people on one farm collecting and managing data, they can all do so with their phones.

The Western Canadian Cow-Calf Survey released in June ( y_Overall_Jun2015.pdf) gives good industry benchmark data to compare how you are doing relative to the industry norm. A new generation is entering the industry… that will mean succession planning is key and that needs good information. Go360|bioTrack is exactly what beef farmers are saying they need. According to a survey of over 200 cow-calf producers across Canada conducted this spring (by three breed associations Angus, Herford and Simmental), over 90% say they are interested in using their smart phone to track cattle records. The top events for tracking include (% refers to producers saying yes) Calving 100%, Breeding 91%, Health 83%, Performance 77%, and Pedigree 65%. They can do this and much more with Go360|bioTrack.

Through bioTrack, birth data is uploaded to CCIA every 6 hours so age verification is automatic, no double entry needed. Data is stored with a professional data security company so it is safe and secure. And perhaps best of all, farmers using Go360|bioTrack always have help available by phone or email.

To win the long game, you need to be in the game. The price of entry is effective data management. For a first-hand look at how Go360|bioTrack can help, visit. For further information about the system, please call: 1 (855) 246-2333.

You can capture and manage information on: ✔ Pedigree ✔ Breeding ✔ Semen inventory ✔ Pregnancy checks ✔ Calving ✔ Vaccinations ✔ Treatments (including withdrawal dates) ✔ Movements (including premises identification numbers along with pastures, barns and pens) ✔ Weights ✔ Sales and expenses ✔ Flags for management reminders and instructions for yourself and staff ✔ Pictures of animals and locations Reports and information include: ✔ Complete animal and group history reports showing all events ✔ Animal production report ✔ Sire summary ✔ Genetic scorecard ✔ Weekly updated genetic evaluations ✔ You can even brand all reports with your own farm logo

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Consumers Want Sustainable Beef by Jade Markus McDonald’s plans to use sustainable beef by 2016 and intends to sourcing at least part of it from Canadian producers. The fast-food giant’s latest step toward sustainability is to define what exactly that means. Defining sustainability is important, according to a beef brand officer, because in some cases it’s something consumers want—in increasing amounts—though they don’t necessarily know what it is. Beef consumers are moving away from traditional definitions when it comes to defining quality, industry experts say. Consumers used to focus on marbling, but now they look for beef that can be described as wholesome, humanely raised, natural, organic, and grass-fed. But those words might not be the first that come to mind when consumers think about fast-food. That could change though, as McDonald’s is planning to use verified sustainable sources starting in 2016, and will be getting a portion of that meat from Canadian producers. “This sounds simple, but it’s actually a big challenge because there hasn’t been a universal definition of sustainable beef. That’s why we joined forces with other stakeholders to build coalitions and influence industry-wide change,” McDonald’s said on its website.

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At the beginning of October, McDonald’s reached another level in its commitment to using sustainable beef. McDonald’s came up with five indicator categories, and ranchers and processors have been testing the requirements in a pilot program, so far 34 have been verified. Sustainability is something consumers want, even if they don’t necessarily know what it means. “In many cases is it’s a buzzword instead of an actual thing you can rely on and measure, and be able to show results on, and show growth,” said James Bradbury, brand officer at Canada Beef. Bradbury has worked with McDonald’s on the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef. As meat prices rise, so do consumer’s expectations about what they should be getting, he added. Consumers want to feel like they can trust the people that make their products. “I think that there’s this high expectation that consumers have toward our industry. We need to do a better job of making sure we connect with them on it, on an emotional level.” McDonald’s is just one of several companies working to deliver a product that is better, or perceived as better, for consumers or the environment. In 2013, A&W launched “Better Beef” TV commercials and a website that featured a few of the ranches it buys from. A&W promised to serve beef with no added hormones or steroids.

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Many farmers were less than thrilled with the campaign, as A&W was sourcing meat from outside Canada. Several articles written by farmers and in the beef industry accused the marketing campaign of fear-mongering. But according to a representative from A&W, consumers liked it. In 2014, Susan Senecal, chief marketing officer for A&W said the campaign had exceeded expectations, including burger sales and customer feedback. Sometimes consumers have a fundamental misunderstanding about beef products, said Brian Perillat, manager and senior analyst at CanFax, a cattle marketing company. “It’s unfortunate because today consumers are so far removed from agriculture, I think sometimes they get conflicting messages on what they’re wanting.” He credits McDonald’s for trying to educate consumers in the process of their campaign, and said the company has been doing a lot to bridge the gap between consumers and producers. “It’s a struggle we have. There seems to be a lot of negativity around agriculture, and our larger scale production practises and science, there’s just so many conflicting messages out there. Producers get caught in the middle sometimes.”

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Interior Provincial Exhibition - Armstrong, BC Judge: Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, Ontario Junior Heifer Calf Class 1) PM Rosebud 77’15 (Bar EL Natural Law 52Y) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) PM Echo 44’15 (SAV Bismarck 5682) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 3) Sealin Creek Tip Top 16C (Sealin Creek Eric 80Z)Sealin Creek Ranch, Monte Lake, BC (6 in class) Senior Heifer Calf Class 1) Harvest Dr Valor 5C (OCC Doctor 940D) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 2) Cutting Edge Cindy 579C (S Ttilest 1145) Wayne & Tiffany Pincott, Buffalo Creek, BC 3) Lorenz Caroline 10C (FV Pioneer 83X) Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB (7 in class) Yearling Heifer Class 1) Brooking Lady 4007 (Vision Unanimous 1418) Heather Fisher-LeBlanc, Williams Lake, BC 2) Lone Star Elchies Pride 21B (Connealy Right Answer 746) Lone Star Angus, Sylvan Lake, AB3) Harvest Jestress Ann 17B (HF Hemi 151T) Harvest Angus Prince George, BC (10 in class) Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 13A (Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C calf by RB Tour of Duty 177) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 2) Schochaneetqua Cindy 395A (SAV Wall Street 7091 calf by S Titlest 1145)Wayne & Tiffany Pincott, Buffalo Creek, BC 3) Red Shiloh Alberta Gal 85A (Red SCCA Xciteabull Sakic 5X calf by Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y) AlishaMinchau, Hanna, AB Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) Southland Jewel 275T (Southland Jimmy Ray 170N calf by HF underbird 146Y)Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) Lorenz Caroline 1Z (FV Pioneer 83X calf by Peak Dot Unanimous 730A) Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB

Grand Champion Female Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 13A Reserve Champion Female Southland Jewel 275T Junior Bull Calf Class 1) PM Aviator 91’15 (Musgrave Aviator) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) PM Jack Daniels 24’15 (BVC Jack Daniels B118) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC3) PM Life’s a Dance 59’15 (HF underbird 146Y)Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC (6 in class) Senior Bull Calf Class 1) Lorenz Unanimous 17C (Peak Dot Unanimous 730A) Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB 2) Harvest Warrior 9C (OCC Doctor 940D) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 3) Harvest General 12C (OCC Doctor 940D) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC (4 in class) Yearling Bull Class 1) Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B (Red Vikse Fully Loaded 29Y)Shiloh Cattle Co, Craigmyle, AB 2) Buck Lake Boxer 7B (SAV Harvestor 0338) Buck Lake Ranch, Beaverdell, BC Two Year Bull Class 1) May Way Breakout 1310 (AVF Breakout 5409) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) Red GJP Thor 255A (Red Majestic Lightning 717SGMR) Shiloh Cattle Co, Craigmyle, AB 3) Harvest Stingray 2A (GVC Settler 004X) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC (4 in class) Grand Champion Bull May Way Breakout 1310 Reserve Champion Bull Red Shiloh Buzz Bout Loaded 9B

Breeder’s Herd Class 1) Poplar Meadows Angus, Houston, BC 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC 3) Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB (4 in class) Get of Sire Class 1) Poplar Meadows, Houston, BC 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC3) Sealin Creek Ranch, Monte Lake, BC Best Two Bulls Class 1) Poplar Meadows, Houston, BC 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC Progeny of Dam Class 1) Lorenz Angus, Red Deer County, AB 2) Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC

Grand Champion Female Harvest Blackbird Jo Jo 13A Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC

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Carcass 101 - Guelph, Ontario by Steve Suther, Industry Information Director, Certified Angus Beef LLC Under the hide, before the beef sales

Brian Pogue

Larry Corah

Ira Mandell

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Generations of Canadian cattlemen have supported their families and beef lovers from coast to coast. Nowhere could be found better husbandry applied to produce the most pounds of beef from herds well adapted to the prairie ranges, mixed-wood plains and maritime paddocks. But what about the beef under those hides? Traditionally, that was left to feedlots and packers to sort out. On the other side of the packinghouse door, beef salesmen seldom gave much thought to the process of harvesting, transforming cattle into beef. That began to change with Ontario’s first Carcass 101 Seminar at the University of Guelph (UoG) on August 25th, presented to 100 producers, packers, foodservice and retail meat professionals. It was a one-day course presented by the Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO), Beef Improvement Opportunities (BIO), Certified Angus Beef (CAB), the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and UoG. OMAFRA Beef Lead Brian Pogue helped organize the seminar and planned well in advance to obtain video and profile photos of eight finished steers for evaluation and projected carcass values. Guelph meat scientist Ira Mandell began with a review of grading and sorting by age based on ossification and the lack of fat cover on rib bones of older animals. He discussed discounts for dark cutting beef and also compared fat color, showing the white from grain-finished and amber from grass or forage-finished cattle. “Grass-fed having higher amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) really does not have the health benefit that the grass-fed followers believe,” Mandell said, citing several studies and adding, “it has become a lot of hype.” Pogue began a video “live cattle” discussion that had participants ranking animals for weight, marbling, yield, maturity and fat cover. Then he and Gary Hasson of the Canadian Grading Agency led a telling excursion through the meat cooler for similar scoring on the eight carcasses. Meanwhile, CAB meat scientist Phil Bass conducted a concurrent session on carcass fabrication based on the main “steakhouse cuts” of rib eye, strip loin and tenderloin. He talked about other relevant trends as well. “As a beef community, we’re trying to add value to the cattle you produce,” Bass told attendees. “Part of that is a refocus on bone-in cuts and some alternative regional cuts such as introducing the tri-tip and sirloin flap to areas that are less familiar with those.” Another aspect is better utilization, or selling more steaks like the flat-iron and other chuck cuts at a premium to ground beef, Bass added. Hasson explained how CGA grades beef carcasses, pointing out the key variations in marbling between AA, AAA and Prime grades. His interactive demonstration on yield grade included fat measurements at the 12th rib, backed up by a cutting test on steak off that rib section. “Seeing the yield test data confirm the measured results of the yields really helps convey the value of the yield grade assignment,” Hasson noted. Back in the classroom, actual data were revealed. “For the most part, the crowd failed miserably,” Pogue said. “We expected that—it’s difficult to tell what’s under the hide. I can do a fairly good job assessing the muscling and fat cover, but I defy anybody to look at the live cattle and tell what level of marbling it will have.” He provided individual feedlot performance and profitability as well (see tables). “We weighed the cattle the morning they were harvested so we had feedlot average daily gain and individual feed conversion,” Pogue said. “We showed lean meat yield and percentages by grade as AA or AAA, and actual marbling scores. Then we looked at the economics.” One of the most surprising results was the difference between the typical Canadian market price and the wider range if marketed on a U.S. packer grid. “We took starting and mid-term weights, figuring what the cattle were worth then, compared to the finished carcass value to get at profit,” Pogue said. “We had a fairly significant range, from about $4 to $300 per head profit for the top steer that qualified for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand.”

Just as significantly, that range in value is of little concern in the Ontario finished cattle market, he said. “Our producers have very little incentive today to produce AAA over AA, but I think the U.S. type of grid is coming to Canada.” To that point, he added, “We have done a great job of tracking cattle through the supply chain, but where we fall short is in sharing the data with producers who hit the high-quality mark so they can see how genetics have affected that quality.” Mike McMorris, BIO general manager, agreed. “We talk a lot about how we need to do a better job raising better beef, but we get protective of our data and find it hard to let it out of our grip,” he said. “We fear that our success should be held close to our chest and not shared for everyone to take.” Optimistic that the future will look different, McMorris said, “It’s in our best interest as producers to share what has worked best, genetically and financially, for the good of all the producers. We have room to grow in producing a better beef supply for the consumer.” ID 379 390 397 407 413 433 447 449

Angus 56% 70% 55% 63% 69% 63% 41% 38%

Perhaps a fifth of the group attending came from foodservice and retail. Brian Langley, Longo’s director of meat and seafood, brought a large contingent of staff and explained the latest initiative at the CAB-licensed retail chain. “We have made a strategy change in the last few years to target the millennial shopper,” he said. Recent survey data shows the younger generation enjoys cooking and represents a growing market for the retail meat case. “We are bringing in programs to Longo’s that resonate with the millennial consumer.” Pogue said as more retailers look for higher marbling in the beef cuts they are offering to increasingly quality-minded consumers, “We will need to get more of our cattle to qualify for the AAA grade.” CAB’s Larry Corah noted Canadians produce just half of the total tonnage of the brand’s sales in the country’s hundreds of CAB-partner restaurants and retail stores.

---- Live Performance ---WW YW Fin Wt Age 545 1106 1366 431 553 1212 1417 426 551 1177 1378 424 567 1181 1336 421 719 1342 1567 415 626 1334 1479 387 658 1270 1397 381 607 1133 1254 380

BWt 73 88 99 77 125 106 106 103

ID 379 390 397 407 413 433 447 449


449 379 397 407 433 447 390 413

Feed Costs

233.5 276 256.3 276.6 269.1 266.9 273 296.7

Yardage 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70

Start Weight

567 841 703 700 850 808 665 1057

Purchased Price 1854 2136 2046 2044 2134 2125 2002 2072

WDA 3.17 3.33 3,25 3.17 3.87 3.82 3.67 3.30

HCWt Lean Yld 777 58 825 60 801 61 759 58 856 59 832 58 786 61 690 61

ADG 3.75 5.37 4.82 4.54 3.64 4.49 4.21 4.91 Grade AAA AAA AA AA AAA AAA AA AA

F/G 6.1 5.3 5.5 6.3 7.2 6.2 5.6 4.2

---- Carcass ---REA BF mm Marbling Score HCW/Age REA/Wt REA/Carc 14.82 11 SM80 180 1.80 1.16 2.11 13.72 9 SM60 160 1.94 1.09 1.91 16.76 9 SL20 20 1.89 1.08 1.91 14.50 14 SL70 70 1.80 0.97 1.66 16.24 11 M10 210 2.06 1.03 1.83 15.25 11 SM20 120 2.15 1.22 2.09 13.86 8 SL60 60 2.06 0.99 1.76 14.58 6 SL80 80 1.82 1.04 1.90

---- Economics ---Carcass Value Total Weight $3.20 2157 2465 2372 2390 2473 2462 2345 2426

690 777 801 756 832 786 825 856

“Quality has really gone up in Canada over the past five years, and yet the value of that greater supply of AAA beef has grown faster than that of the lower supply of AA,” Corah said. “That’s a huge opportunity for producers who can hit the premium AAA and Prime grades.” He also provided examples of dramatic increases in quality grade in U.S. herds based on a single generation of calves sired by bulls near the breed top for marbling, which Corah noted does not limit progress in selection for other traits. Joyce Parslow, Director of Consumer Relations for Canada Beef, agreed adding quality could create more beef-brand loyalty, whether that’s in the province or around the world. She presented a video and discussion on how the world is hungry for Canadian beef and the story behind its “world-class standards.” However, Pogue said the Canadian industry seems to be at a stalemate when it comes to increasing the share of cattle that achieve higher quality grades. “Packers would provide more information on cattle if producers would pay for the data, but meanwhile they are less interested in paying producers for better cattle,” he said. “If information adds value, there should be opportunities to share more dollars. “This industry of ours is so segmented that if beef were not the preferred meat, we would hardly have an industry at all,” Pogue said. “How can you have 20% unsatisfactory eating experiences and still survive? We have a long ways to go, yes, but that means there’s a huge amount of potential.”

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Auction Block Autumn Angus Classic September 5, 2015 - Hanover, Ontario Sale management:T Bar C Cattle Co, Saskatoon, SK 11 Black Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $6,509 22 Black Bred Heifers $5034 5 Black Heifer Calves $4,440 4 Black Cows $5,850 2 Black Bulls $4,875 1 Black Bull Calf $3,500 9 Red Bred Females $4,039 2 Flush Lots $6,125 1 Embryo Lot $2,550 54 Live Lots $5,140 Total Sale Gross $292,350 High Selling Black Cow/Heifer Calf Pair: Upper Glen Grand June 2A sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 out of an Upper Glen Sirius Black 8T daughter purchased by Empire Cattle Co, Paisley, ON and her heifer calf sired by Neilcairn Upward 44A was purchased by Henria Holsteins, Conn, ON for total of $10,000 High Selling Black Bred Heifer: Leela Evening Tinge 19A sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 out of an HF Free Wheeler 191N daughter purchased by Rehorst Farms, Teeswater, ON for $14,500 High Selling Black Heifer Calf: Locust Grove Tibbie 1C sired by S A V Camaro 9272 out of aLimestone Marathon U073 daughter purchased by Thistlewood Angus, Cambridge, ON for $10,000 High Selling Black Cow: Gold-Bar Honey 103Y sired by HF Tiger 5T out of a Connealy Power One daughter purchased by Wheatland Cattle Co, Bienfait, SK and Kaden Michelson, Ituna, SK for $12,500 High Selling Black Bull: Gold-Bar BDL Anarchy 131A sired by Belvin Tres Marias Patron 205 out of an SAV Iron Man 8195 daughter purchased by Baintree Angus, Rockyford, AB for $6,000 High Selling Black Bull Calf: Locust Grove Advantage 4C sired by Sandy Bar Advantage 43M out of a Wilmo Right Time 15E daughter purchased by Valley Blossom Ranch, Wymark, SK for $3,500 High Selling Red Bred Female: Red Harprey Flint 1B sired by Red Lazy MC Honky Tonk 11X out of a Red Lman Rd Copper Rob 1607H daughter purchased by Nu-Horizon Angus, Lipton, SK for $6,500 High Selling Flush: Right to flush JL Evening Tinge 3618 sired by S A V Eliminator 9105 out of an HF Free Wheeler 191N daughter purchased by Bar 5 Farms/Casa Branca, Markdale, ON for $6,750 High Selling Embryo Lot: 3 Exportable Embryos sired by Dameron First Impression out of a BC Eagle Eye 110-7 daughter was purchased by Parview Stock Farms, Calgary, AB for $2,550

Eastern Extravaganza Sale October 3, 2015 - Lindsay, Ontario Sale management:Castlerock Marketing, Swift Current, SK 12 Heifer Calves $4,908 26 Bred Heifers $4,659 3 Cow/Calf Pairs $9,550 4 Cows $4,313 45 Lots $5,021 Sale gross $225,945 High Selling Heifer Calves: Worth-Mor Shakura 14C sired by Mohnen South Dakota 402 out of a Duff New Attraction 6110 daughter purchased by Double H Cattle, McNab, ON for $9,000 /// Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 out of a BCC JCL Emblazon 038-287 daughter purchased by Makenna Michelson, Lipton, SK for $7,250 High Selling Bred Heifers: Gillco Roxy 6B sired by DAJS Shockwave 612 out of a SAV 004Density 4336 daughter purchased by George Hallema, Waterford, ON for $6,250 /// Whiskey Lane Anne 16B sired by PVF Windfall SCC 9005 out of a Whitestone Widespread MB daughter purchased by John Devries, Bowmanville, ON for $6,000 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair: Buck Lake Annie 176X, sired by GAR Predestined out of a KG Power Design daughter purchased by Tupling Farms, Melathan, ON for $5,500 with her daughter Gold Bar Annie 106C sired by Mohnen South Dakota out of to Tupling Farms, Melathan, ON for $5,750 High Selling Cow: Breed Creek Pat Pride 116 sired by KM Right Time 7302 out of a Minburn Prosperity 62R daught purchased by Floyd Beasley, ON for $5,250



Bluewater Angus Sale October 17,2015 - Hanover, Ontario Sale management:Castlerock Marketing, Swift Current, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran, Olds, AB Heifer Calves $3,615 Bred Heifers $3,753 Bull Calves $2,833 Cow Calf Pairs $5,416 High Selling Heifer Calf: North Perth Emblynette 501 sired by Connealy Final Porduct out of an SAV Iron Mountain 8066 daughter purchased by Neilcairn Angus, Drumbo, ON for $9,400 High Selling Bred Heifer: Glen Islay Allegra 15B sired by Camilla Bandolier 49B out of a Ronan Albertan 92A daughter purchased by Jason Kading, Millbrook, NY, USA for $5,000 High Selling Cow/Calf Pair: Red Trev Touch of Mallory 8X sired by Red Bar EL Touch Down 100T out of a Red LCC Major League A502M daughter purchased by Sandy Ridge Farms, Hanover, ON and her bull calf by Red Six Mile Grand Slam 130Z purchased by James MacKinley, Ravenna, ON for $8,750


43rd Annual Canadian Red Roundup Sale October 24, 2015 - Red Deer, Alberta Sale management: Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavley, AB 3 Donor Cows $15,583 22 Bred Heifers $7,505 24 Heifer Calves $5,981 1 Bull $12,000 7 Pick of the Herd $10,443 $556,525 Sale Gross (including Semen & Embryos) High Selling Lots: Red Crowfoot Blackbird sired by Red Crowfoot Ole’s Oscar 2042M out of a Red Pat 8207 daughter purchased by Golden Sunset Ranch, Vermilion, AB for $25,500 /// Red Brylor Fayette 40Y sired by Red Brylor SDL Pasquale 213P out of a Red Ted Hi Ho 35K daughter half interest purchased by Robert New, Indiana for $14,750 /// Red Mar Mac Brylor L Tropper 4B sired by Red Bieber Rough Rider 10712 out of a Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U daughter purchased by Bullis Creek Ranch, Nebraska for $14,000 /// Red WRAZ Lakima 1C sired by Red Lazy MC Soldier 365W out of a Red Six mile Avatar 385X daughter purchased by Bar EL Angus, Stettler, Ab for $12,250


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Bar 4A Cattle Company Inaugural Female Sale October 25, 2015 - Olds, Alberta Sale management: Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey, Stavley, AB 17 Red Bred Cows $3,997 15 Red Bred Heifers $4,453 17 Black Bred Heifers $4,423 35 Red Heifer Calves $2,904 3 Black Heifer Calves $2,833 87 lots $3,679 Sale gross $320,100 High Selling Lots: Red Bar 4A Tribecca 553C sired by Red Badlands Opportunity 53Y out of a Red 2D Hood Canyon 12K daughter purchased by Golden Sunset Ranch, Vermilion, AB for $10,500 /// Bar 4A Blue Lass 391B sired by Geis Baloo 13’08 out of a Geis Blackman 88’08 daughter purchased by Chance Faulkman, Torrington, AB for $8,000 /// Red Bar 4A Firefly 324B sired by Red Geis Mission 272’11 out of a Red Six Mile Aviator 217P daughter purchased by Randy McGowan, Killam, AB for $8,000 /// Bar 4A Kodiak 374B sired by Red Fraser LMP Champ 241Z out of a Geis Kodiak 42’07 daughter purchased by Blairs.Ag Cattle, Lanigan, SK for $7,000

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29th Annual Chinook Classic Angus Sale October 28, 2015 - Taber, Alberta Sale management: Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB 21 Heifer Calves $4,086 22 Bred Heifers $5,309 4 Bred Cows $6,150 45 Sale lots $4,834 Sale gross $235,900 High Selling Females: Red C.D. Debbie 50B sired by Red Northline Chuck Norris 305X out of a Red Northline Rob Roy 122K daughter consigned by C.D. Land & Cattle, Taber, AB purchased by Shiloh Cattle Co, Craigmyle, AB for $9,500 /// Red C.D. Buck Station 31B sired by Red MEM Mission Staement 208Z out of a Red Northline Buckcherry 16T daughter consigned by C.D. Land & Cattle, Taber, AB purchased by David Slingerland, Coaldale, AB for $8,100 /// Red Delar Gold Edge 2Y sired by Red Geis Prime Rib 411 out of a Red Brylor New Trend 22D daughter consigned by Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses, Iron Spring, AB purchased by Count Ridge Stock Farm, Bassano, AB for $8,000 /// Red Delar Gold Edge 2T sired by Red Brylor New Trend 22D out of a Red Lazy MC Dalton 14 daughtrer consigned by Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses, Iron Spring, AB purchased by Eric Nelson, Minnesota for $6,700

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Ontario Point Show - Barrie, Ontario Judge: Colton Hamilton, Innisfail, Alberta ~ August 30, 2015 ~ hosted by Blue Water Angus Club Bull Calf Class 1) XCEL Esker Rulebreaker 103C (Sankeys Justified 101) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) GF AMC 6C (Connealy Final Product) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON 3) Brantnor Torpedo 4C (HF Kodiak 5R) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON (8 in class) Junior Yearling Bull Class 1) Red Patchell Who’s Your Daddy (Red Northline Trueblood 341T) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Senior Yearling Bull Class 1) GGA Game Day 11B (GDAR Game Day 449) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 2) JL Answers 4013 (SAV Final Answer 0035) Bill Jackson, Caledon East, ON Two Year Old Bull Class 1) Tullamore Baloo 19A (SCC Baloo 19A)Bill Jackson, Caledon East, ON Grand Champion Bull GGA Game Day 11B Reserve Champion Bull Red Patchell Who’s Your Daddy Heifer Calf Class - Split 1 1) Brantnor’s Favorite 12C (Dameron First Impression) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2)Worth-Mor Shakura 14C (Mohnen South Dakota 402) Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON 3) Brantnor’s Edam 20C (Dameron First Impression) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON (8 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 2 1) Locust Grove Essence 8C (HF Kodiak 5R) Brady Hasson, Orangeville, ON 2) Premier Ginger 508 (SAV Bismarck 5682) Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON 3) Worth-Mor Favorite 3C (SAV Harvestor 0338) Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON (8 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 3 1) Gold Bar Annie 106C (Mohnen South Dakota 402) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 2) Rehorst

Eliminator June 502C (SAV Eliminator 9105) Ashton Colvin, Teeswater, ON 3) Worth-Mor Emmy 1C (SAV Harvestor 0338) Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON (9 in class) Champion Heifer Calf Brantnor’s Favorite 12C Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Worth-Mor Shakura 14C Junior Yearling Heifer Class 1) Premier NP Pride 432 (SAV Net Worth 4200) Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON 2) Buschbeck Lady 8002B (Red LFE e Slammer 3009Y) Bill Jackson, Caledon East, ON 3) GF Crush Maid 100B (C&C McIntosh 2038) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON (6 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1) Glen Lovat Katie 3B (SAV First Class 0207) Andrew Fraser, Orton, ON 2) Brantnors Miss Daisy 25B (Brantnor Regal 10Z)Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) Red Patchell’s Kassie 10B (Red Northline Rob Roy 122K)Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON (6 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) PFLC Ellen 170B (SAV Net Worth 4200) Premier Livestock & Hasson Livestock, Milverton, ON 2)XCEL Phyllis Style 104B (Silveiras Style 9303) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 3) GF Dreamer 30B (SAV Camero 9272)Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON(7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 3 1)Hammell 4Z Kim 7B (Connealy Consensus 7229) Rob & Stephanie French, Lisle, ON 2) Tambri Darling 6B (SAV Net Worth 4200) John DeVries, Bowmanville, ON 3) Rob Roy Belle 1B (BC Lookout 7024) Don McNalty, Singhampton, ON (7 in class) Champion Junior Female PFLC Ellen 170B Reserve Champion Junior Female Hammell 4Z Kim 7B

Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) OSU Empress 3100 (Dameron First Impression calf by PVF Insight 0129)Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON 2)Brantnor Annie (Brantnor Predominant 10W calf by Brantnor Regal 10Z) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) GF Lucia 209A (SAV Net Worth 4200 calf by S Titlest 1145)Brian & Tammi Ribey, Paisley, ON (4 in class) Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) GF Rita 66Z (Connealy Final Product claf by Sandpoint Soldier Y300)Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON 2) LLB Classy Lass 388Y (Southland Main Street 52W calf by SCC Baloo 13’08) Bill Jackson, Caledon East, ON Champion Senior Female OSU Empress 3100 Reserve Champion Senior Female GF Rita 66Z Grand Champion Female OSU Empress 3100 Reserve Champion Female GF Rita 66Z Breeder’s Herd Class 1) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON 2) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 3) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 4) Tom & Judy McDonald, Milton, ON 5) Andrew Fraser, Orton, ON Get of Sire Class 1) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON Premier Breeder Brantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON Premier Exhibitor Brantnor Angus, Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON

Grand Champion & Supreme Champion Female OSU Empress 3100

Reserve Champion Female GF Rita 66Z

Grand Champion Bull GGA Game Day 11B

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by Doug Henderson, Lacombe, Alberta Many of us flew through Dallas Fort Worth to get to Chihuahua City, the capital of Mexico’s largest state, Chihuahua. We had excellent accommodations at the Hotel Soberano with cocktails and meet and greet at the Hotel. Chihuahua is 248,000 square kilometers, 2400 meters above sea level. ursday, October 15 (Day 1) After a hearty breakfast we loaded the buses and the first stop was a 9,000 head back grounding feed lot of which 90% were exported to the U.S. at 400 to 600 lbs. Alfalfa and corn were the main ration. This first class facility was also getting into the embryo transfer and semen collection. It was very well run. Next stop, Ranch San Juanito, the largest apple producer in Latin America, for a beautiful lunch then on to the Cattleman’s Association “Union Ganadera” or Stockyards, there we saw a Mexican Rodeo. “Rodeo” being Spanish for roundup. There were a number of show cattle on display that would be going from the Chihuahua area to the show in Durango and a huge banquet with mariachi bands and Mexican dancers. There were visitors from seventeen countries. Friday, October 16 (Day 2) After a Mexican breakfast and on the bus to Rancho “La Prader” a beautiful operation with lots of irrigated Alfalfa, eight to ten

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cuts, 30 tons per hector. There were seven unbelievable Quarter horse stallions on display, all had won many championships. They have sixty brood mares. This ranch had a great entertaining area with excellent mounts of puma, deer and coyotes all shot on the ranch. Second stop “Rancho Penas Azules”, the Angus herd started in 2007 because of the huge demand for Angus, they had 25,000 hectors of desert, 5000 hectors over the mountains. 500 Beef Master cows, 200 Charolais and 200 Angus, 850 breeding females all registered. The Angus cattle liked the high country, 25 acres per cow, no crops just cattle, they graze all year around and females are bred at 18 months of age. Friday evening we were taken to “La Casona”, Chihuahua’s top steak house. In it’s day it was the grandest house in Chihuahua owned by the richest cattle baron of the state, he owned cattle, railways and mines. The rooms were filled with great paintings and the room we ate in was full of cattle paintings, pictures and bronzes, another room was full of mounts, one of the biggest moose heads I have ever seen and a huge water buffalo head. Saturday, October 17 (Day 3) Off to Rancho San Luis, 400 cows, all registered, 700 hectares, good water, good looking cows, all AI’ed. A great guesthouse and six inches annual rainfall. Second stop El Palomino, 12,000 hectors, no electricity, lots of US breeding, the well was 600 feet deep, the 15 to 18 month old heifers were just pregnant, bulls used for two breeding seasons, spring and fall calving period 95 days and he wants to shorten to 65 days. They also had 250 Hereford cows. Lunch was at the Hacienda Encinillas Winery, acres of grapes

and pecans, a beautiful place but well off the highway, hidden out of sight as many of the Hacienda’s are. The closing dinner for the Chihuahua portion of the Secretariat was at the Government House, beautiful Mexican dancers from the University of Chihuahua, lots of dignitaries including the secretaries of Agriculture for the states of Chihuahua and Durango. Sunday, October 18 (Day 4) We flew from Chihuahua to Durango on a big charter plane south about two hours. Big welcome party that evening with a cocktail party, lots of tequila served. Professor Harry Fisher and I met the Portuguese and Brazilians. The Brazilians were a delightful couple Bianca is an interior designer; her husband Alexandre Scaff Raffi was one of the keynote speakers on the last day. They were a lot of fun and we had many laughs over the next five days. Monday, October 19 (Day 5) To the Fair grounds and had a good look at the show entries and test drank Mescal, then went to the Mexican Rodeo “Charreada”, saw fancy trip roping, horses and bulls, bronc riding, steer tipping, steers were run down an alley, the rider grabbed them by the tail and flipped them over. Horses were run around the arena, roped and tripped. Lunch was served at the fair grounds, a great time was had. Tequila and red wine served in great quantities. Tuesday, October 20 (Day 6) The Black Angus show, the cattle looked outstanding, Canadian bred females were Grand Champion and Senior Champion. There was a long lunch between the Female and Bull show. In the evening another great banquet at the Franciso Villa Museum, there were bands and dancers, it was another gorgeous building this was followed with a tour of the city. Wednesday, October 21 (Day 7) Red Angus Show, outstanding Red Angus many were Canadian bred and lots of A.I. sired cattle especially progeny by Red Six Mile Sakic. Lunch at the fairgrounds, then we went for a tour of the Hacienda “De Punta”, Daneille and Mary Carman Saravia. This Hacienda was built in 1573 and was of the Spanish Style, in fact one of the early Zorro movies was filmed there. That evening we went to the Hacienda Dolores a great old Hacienda that had been burned out during the Mexican Revolution and the new owners completely restored it to its former beauty, it was magnificent and we got to tour the rooms, the great paintings, furniture, carpets and artifacts. The son had a Mescal Distillery adjoined to the Hacienda and like many great Hacienda’s there was a beautiful church adjoining. A very successful auction sale was conducted before the banquet, the auctioneer sold in Spanish

and English and Bill Estrada did the commentary in Spanish and English. After the banquet there were the famous Mariachi bands playing. ursday, October 22 (Day 8) We said good bye to the beautiful city of Durango boarded buses and headed west to Mazatlan, we drove through some beautiful desert, an area that a number of western’s were filmed including John Wayne’s “The Cowboys”. We stopped at Tres Marias, a high altitude ranch, 1885 meters above sea level, 530 mm of rain annually, temperatures fro +40C to -12C. Our host Billy Estrada and his family exhibited a superb set of cattle; their excellent show string had just arrived from Durango. From Tres Marias we headed west to Mazatlan, four buses and a police escort at one time this journey would have taken 10 to 12 hours but with the new toll highway it was reduced to 2 ½ hours and went over a very deep gorge with one of the highest suspension bridges in the world. It was a very scenic trip from desert to mountains to almost tropical forest. Arriving in the costal tourist city of Mazatlan and the all-inclusive Hotel El Cid, we felt we had arrived in paradise. Ocean, cocktails, great food, good company. Cattlemen from 22 countries, like minded friends with no borders. Friday & Saturday October 23-24 (Day 9-10) There were a number of guest speakers. Two of my favorites were Alexandra Scraff Raffi “The Role of the Angus breed in the Evolution of the Brazilian Livestock and James Playfair-Hannay “The History and Globalization of Aberdeen Angus Cattle”. Canada was well represented with over 40 people attending; there were visitors from some 22 countries. We all learned lots about Mexico and our fellow Angus breeders from around the world. It is quite a fraternity. I would highly recommend the World Angus Form in the United Kingdom in two years, it promises to be informative and fun. My wife and I would like to thank our Mexican host, the Mexican Angus Association, especially the organizers of the Secretariat and Billy Estrada for a delightful and informative time. They certainly opened our eyes to the cattle industry of Mexico, and the wonderful hospitality of the people of Mexico.

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45th Central Ontario Angus Preview Show Judge: Mr. Bob Goble, Michigan ~ September 20, 2015 Bull Calf Class - Split 1 1) Kemp Brothers Cherokee 98C (EF Revolution 23Y) Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON 2) ADA Challenger 119C (SAV Brilliance 8077) ADA Cattle Co, Nestleton, ON 3) GF AMC 6C (Connealy Final Product) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON (8 in class) Bull Calf Class - Split 2 1) XCEL Esker Rulebreaker 103C (Sankeys Justiefied 101)Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) Kemp Brothers Corporal 7C (S Titlest 1145)Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON 3) Kemp Brothers Cash Money 6C (Benfield Substance 8506) Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON (8 in class) Champion Bull Calf Kemp Brothers Cherokee 98C Reserve Champion Bull Calf XCEL Esker Rulebreaker 103C Junior Yearling Bull Class 1) Red Patchell Who's Your Daddy (Red Northline Trueblood 341T) Patchell Livestock, Hanover, ON Senior Yearling Bull Class 1) Melmac Density (SAV 004 Density 4336) Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON 2) GGA Game Day 11B (GDAR Game Day 449) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 3) ADA Bandit 20B (SAV Brilliance 8077) Rob Foubert, Kemptville, ON; Barry Stewart, Mountain, ON & Brent Paulson Champion Junior Bull Melmac Density Reserve Champion Junior Bull GGA Game Day 11B Senior Bull Class 1) PM Thunderstruck 22'13 (HF understruck 146Y) Ryan Currie, Bristol, QC 2) Tullamore Baloo 19A (SCC Baloo 60Y)William Jackson, Caledon East, ON 3) Neilcairn Upward 44A (Sitz Upward 307R) Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON (4 in class) Champion Senior Bull PM Thnderstruck 22'13 Reserve Champion Senior Bull Tullamore Baloo 19A Grand Champion Bull & Vos Vegas Jackpot & Bailey Memorial Award of Excellence PM Thunderstruck 22'13 Reserve Champion Bull Kemp Brothers Cherokee 98C Heifer Calf Class - Split 1 1) Black Lane Forever Lady 6C (Sankeys Justified 101) Ryan Currie, Bristol, QC 2) Brantnor's Miss Daisy 25C (Brantnor Regal 10Z) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3)Vos Vegas Dixie Erica 33C (Silveiras Style 9303) Hailie Conley, Plainfield, ON (6 in class)

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Heifer Calf Class - Split 2 1) Worth Mor Shakura 14C (Mohnen South Dakota 402) Worth-Mor Cattle, Campbellford, ON 2) Brantnor's Edam 20C (Dameron First Impression)Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) Clair Lane Queen 1506 (Rito 9FB3 of 5H11 Fullback) Paul & Karley Sinclair, Fergus, ON (6 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 3 1) Brantnor's Favorite 12C (Dameron First Impression) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 2) Locust Grove Edelia (SAV Harvestor 0338) Katelyn Donaldson, Acton, ON 3)Vos Vegas Beauty ET 15C (SAV Harvestor 0338) Peter & Andy Vos, Plainfield, ON (7 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 4 1)Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C (PVF Windfall SCC 9005) Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON 2) Whiskey Lane Barbara 17C (PVF Windfall SCC 9005) Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON 3) Premer Ginger 508 (SAV Bismarck Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON (9 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 5 1) Whiskey Lane Anne 6C (Mohnen South Dakota 402) Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON 2) Gold-Bar Annie 106C (Mohnen South Dakota 402) Gold Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour, ON 3) Melmac Miss Echo 2C (JL Carbon Copy 1407) Melmac Angus, Melbourne, ON (9 in class) Heifer Calf Class - Split 6 1) XCEL Esker Kali 101C (Sankeys Justified 101) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON 2) Harprey Pride 2C (MCATL Pure Product 903-55) Harprey Farms, Proton Station, ON 3) Meadowbridge Trojan Erica 501C (Connealy Final Product) Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON (8 in class) Champion Heifer Calf Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Brantnor's Favorite 12C Junior Yearling Heifer Class 1) Kemp Brothers Freedom 90B (Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y)Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON 2)Premier NP Pride 432 (SAV Net Worth 4200) Peter Frijters, Milverton, ON 3) Bushbeck Lady 8002B(Red LFE the Slammer 3009Y) William Jackson, Caledon East, ON (7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 1 1)Kemp Brothers Freedom 70B (Kemp Brother’s Yankee 13Y) ADA Cattle Co, Nestleton, ON 2) Glen Lovat Katie 3B (SAV First Class 0207) Andrew Fraser, Orton, ON 3)Brantnors Miss Daisy 25B (Brantnor Regal 10Z) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON (7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 2 1) Sunset Madame Pride 3B (Dajas Shockwave 612) Rob & Sandy Foubert, Kemptville, ON 2) Brantnor's

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Flora 17B (Gambles Hot Rod) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) GF Dreamer 30B (SAV Camaro 9272) Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON (8 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 3 1) PFLC Ellen 170B (SAV Net Worth 4200) Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON & Hasson Livestock, Orangeville, ON 2) Amabec Bodacious (Connealy Confidence 0100) Michael Fallis, Selwyn, ON 3) Cedarhill Bristol 12B (Belvin Panic Switch 2’11) Rice Lake Angus, Hastings, ON (7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 4 1)Whiskey Lane Lady 10B (PVF Windfall SCC 9005) Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON 2) Oak Lane Darling 2B (FGAF Capitain 017X) William Jackson, Caledon East, ON 3) Xcel Phyllis Style 104B (Silveiras Style 9303) Kevin & Tracy MacIntyre, Russell, ON (7 in class) Senior Yearling Heifer Class - Split 5 1) Rob Roy Belle 1B (BC Lookout 7024) Don McNalty, Singhampton, ON 2) JD CH Georgina 2B (SAV Bismarck 5682) Ryan Currie, Bristol, QC 3) Hammell 4Z Kim 7B (Connealy Consensus 7229)Rob & Stephanie French, Lisle, ON (7 in class) Champion Junior Female Sunset Madame Pride 3B Reserve Champion Junior Female Kemp Brothers Freedom 90B Two Year Old Cow/Calf Class 1) PFLC Bardetta 4A (SAV First Class 0207 calf by SAV Brilliance 8077) Premier Livestock, Milverton, ON & Hasson Livestock, Orangeville, ON 2) Brantnor Annie (Brantnor Predominance 10W calf by Brantnor Regal 10Z) Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON 3) HF Rosebud 61A (HF Rebel 53Y calf by Kemp Brothers Dam Right 36A) Walkerbrae Farms, Guelph, ON (4 in class) Mature Cow/Calf Class 1) GF Rita 66Z (Connealy Final Product calf by Sandpoint Soldier Y300)Brad Gilchrist, Lucknow, ON 2) Kemp Brother's Ms Blackcap 54W (Angus Hills Executor 22L calf by MCATL Pure Product 903-55) Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON Champion Senior Female PFLC Bardetta 4A Reserve Champion Senior Female Brantnor Annie Grand Champion Female & Vos Vegas Bailey Memorial PFLC Bardetta 4A Reserve Grand Champion Female Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C Supreme Champion Angus PM Thunderstruck 22'13 Premier Breeder: Kemp Brothers, Blackstock, ON Premier Exhibitor:Ron & Linda Bryant, Woodville, ON

Grand Champion Female PFLC Bardetta 4A

Grand Champion Bull PM Thunderstruck 22'13

Champion Heifer Calf Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C

Reserve Champion Female Whiskey Lane Daisy 8C

Reserve Champion Bull Kemp Brothers Cherokee 98C

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Brantnor's Favorite 12C

Champion Junior Female Sunset Madame Pride 3B

Champion Junior Bull Melmac Density

Champion Bull Calf Kemp Brothers Cherokee 98C

Reserve Champion Junior Female Kemp Brothers Freedom 90B

Reserve Champion Junior Bull GGA Game Day 11B

Reserve Champion Bull Calf XCEL Esker Rulebreaker 103C

Reserve Champion Senior Female Brantnor Annie

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Canadian Angus Foundation Message Sylvia Jackson, Canadian Angus Foundation Chair

It’s Time ! Congratulations to the many Angus Juniors who attended Showdown in Olds, Alberta this summer. The Canadian Angus Foundation was pleased to assist with prize money and travel bursaries. One cannot overlook the celebration of 100 years of 4-H in Canada this year and how the motto "Learn to do by Doing" , says it all. The influence of 4-H across the nation over the last century has assisted in creating who many of us are today, whether we are young or old. Thank you 4-H!

At our Foundation meetings the last weekend in September we opted to increase Showdown Bursaries from two to six and will also offer two commercial junior travel bursaries, an opportunity to attend the Junior Angus Leadership program GOAL, which in turn will promote our Angus breed. These ‘commercial’ bursaries are in addition to the four already offered to our Junior membership. Please keep these in mind and share the information with your customers, members of your 4-H club and community. GOAL 2016 will be held family day weekend,February13-15inOttawa,Ontario. Thedeadline to apply for the bursaries is January 1, and it is a very simple process. Check out the information on the website. We are starting a CAF Facebook and look forward to having information and updates on our programs posted there and we will be asking for your assistance in identifying people in some of our archive photos. Stay tuned! There has been some research into digitizing the old herd books, animal indexes and various historical records and photos.The CAF has budgeted funds to complete some of thisworkinthesummerof2016.Wecontinuetoencourage families to consider donating their Angus memorabilia to the Foundation to assist in recording Angus history. The 2016 Canadian Angus National Convention will be in Quebec City where we will host the Building The

Legacy Sale. Plans and ideas for the 5th Legacy Sale, our major fund raiser, are well under way. Please consider supporting the sale either as a donor or purchaser. The CAF cookbooks are moving quickly. They are a great gift for young people and an idea for Christmas gifts. Check with your provincial secretary for copies or contact Belinda at If you are looking for a unique gift this year check out the Angus Roots, The Wall of Honour or the Breeder's Choice on the CAF website. They would be a great idea for those people on your list who are tough to buy for! It's TIME! (the stars are aligning) The clock has been ticking for 30 years... It’s TIME! (the glow is in the sky) The Canadian Foundation has accepted the challenge and we are creating the next ANGUS HISTORY BOOK! We need you to share your Angus History for the last 30 years with us to complete the full picture. Watch for further details regarding our Angus Historical Preservation. Regards, Sylvia Jackson

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

Kazakhstan Trade Mission As part of our ongoing trade relations with Kazakhstan, theCanadianBeefBreedsCouncil(CBBC)attendedatrade mission to Kazakhstan in August of 2015. This was in part to follow-up and build on activities from 2012, 2013, and 2014 trade missions to Kazakhstan. According to CanFax, Kazakhstanaccountedfor39%oflivebreedingcattleexports in 2013. This will have been lower in 2014, but remains as a priority export market for Canada.The trade mission was developed by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry with support from the Canadian Embassy in Kazakhstan as well as other Canadiangovernmentagenciesandindustryrepresentatives. The role of CBBC on trade missions is to promote the Canadian purebred beef cattle and beef cattle genetics sector and not any specific breed. However, we often find ourselves Page 36

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discussing the strength of a particular breed and promoting the benefits of other sectors of Canadian agriculture such as dairy genetics, crops/forages, beef and many more; so representatives need to be prepared to answer a wide variety of random questions.The Kazak organizations that we met with were generally well informed of the value of Canadian beef cattle, and how they improve local breeding stock in several functional traits. This is largely the result of the good work done by livestock exporters, breed associations and the tremendous support we have from the trade commissioner servicethroughtheCanadianEmbassyinKazakhstan.There are a number of interested buyers but financing and health regulationsremainabarriertoincreasingthenumberofcattle exported to Kazakhstan. It is primarily limited to buyers who can access financing outside of government programs and can do so in ‘planeloads’ of approximately 300 head of open heifers. CBBC will continue to work with our members and government agencies in developing opportunities in Kazakhstan for Canadian genetics. Trade Mission to Turkey Thesecondlegofourtrademissiontookustothecountry of Turkey. The export certificate for live cattle is currently being negotiated and we anticipate access in the near future. Currently, there is access for semen and embryos from Canada. The Canadian dairy industry has exported a significant volume of semen to Turkey as they have a well

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developed dairy production system and dairy products feature prominently in theTurkish diet. It was interesting to visit several dairy farms as they utilized both Simmental and Holstein cattle. The beef cattle industry in Turkey is less developed than the dairy industry but is well positioned geographically and economically to grow over the next few years. The younger generation of Turkish consumers prefer beef products over their traditional dishes of lamb and mutton. Due to import tariffs on beef, it is more economical to import live feeder cattle, feed them for approximately 90 days and slaughter them under their ceremonial Halal standards. We visited a feedlot with a one-time capacity of 3000headthatwereallimportedfromUruguay.Thesecattle were primarily Hereford and Angus (Red and Black) and were in excellent condition. However, the Cattle Breeders’ Association of Turkey indicated that they need to further develop their domestic production in order to reduce their reliance on beef production through importing feeder cattle. They indicated that this will be accomplished through importing breeding stock and improving production management practices to fill the increasing demand for beef inTurkey.ThiswillalsobeanimportantmarketforCanadian genetics as we look toaddvalue topurebredcattle in Canada. Regards, Michael Latimer

Canadian Junior Angus Association by Chad Lorenz - President, CJAA

Hello everyone, there is little activity taking place for the CJAA in the fall months as much of our membership is in the heart of their school year. We are however, almost finished with our 2016 Calendar, which you will be able to watch for in the mail with our Junior Connections newsletter by mid November. Thank you to everyone who supported the calendar by purchasing the pages, business cards and dates. There are many opportunities within our association that are available and yet many of our junior members may not know what options they have. As we look forward to GOAL conference in February that will be hosted in Ottawa February 13 – 15 and even further ahead to Showdown next

summer on the east coast I want all CJAA eligible members to realize that they could attend either of these events nearly cost free. Take advantage of either the Canadian Angus Foundation, CJAA or potentially your regional association bursaries, most of which offer up to $750 worth of airfare, and are a very simple application process. Then when you attend one of those events your name will be entered into a participant draw to win heifer vouchers of two or three thousand dollars. It simply is a win-win situation. This is only an example of the programs we have in place through the CJAA and our affiliate associations that bring value and opportunity to juniors across the country. I would like to reflect back to Showdown in Olds, AB this past July, it was a clear success enjoyed by 118 Junior Angus members. We had cattle from several provinces and juniors representing each region in Canada, not to mention the largest Showdown in history based on number of head exhibited. Thank you to the members, parents, judges & officials, our CJAA advisor and sponsors! Congratulations and thanks to the entire CJAA board of directors for your effort on another great event. I anticipate that Showdown in Olds will have

inspired some members from the western regions to attend Showdown 2016 in Nova Scotia. At Agribition the CJAA will once again be having a fundraiser for our scholarship program. Thanks so much to the Tams family, Thistle Ridge Ranch of Taber, Alberta for donating the pick of the 2015 heifers for the fundraiser. We will be selling the pick by dutch auction during the Masterpiece Sale on Wednesday, November 25 and we hope to see you there. Just a reminder as well – the CJAA board has director positions coming up for election next year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec. If you are interested in learning more about being a CJAA director, please feel free to contact one of the current board members, or Belinda in the office. The nomination deadline is January 31 and the two year positions will start in July at Showdown. As always, if you have any questions regarding any of our events or awards please feel free to contact myself or any other board member. Chad Lorenz CJAA President

Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador by Parick Holland - Junior Ambassador

It seems like yesterday that we were all gathered at Angus Central for Convention and the Robert C. McHaffie Ambassador competition but I guess time flies when you’re having fun! It’s been a whirlwind of Angus events so far in my term as Ambassador with more to come this fall and I hope to be able to meet as many Angus enthusiasts as possible in my travels. Soon after returning from Convention I attended the Maritime Angus Field Day with outgoing Ambassador Matt Bates, CAA President Tammi Ribey and CAA CEO Rob Smith. We enjoyed seeing some great cattle and eating plenty of fresh seafood! A few short weeks later I was in attendance at one of

the largest Showdowns on record in Olds, AB. I would like to commend the Board of Directors, Belinda and the Olds Regional Exhibition for an amazing event, and also thank everyone for supporting such a successful auction to support our Junior program! With barely enough time to catch our breath, Matt, Chad and I embarked upon our international trip to Argentina to take in the Exposition Rural in downtown Buenos Aires. We arrived in the middle of a mild stretch, even for their winter, as we enjoyed temperatures in the mid teens to low twenties all week. Outside of attending the exhibition, we were fortunate to tour the distinguished Cabaña Casamu and the Centro de Reproduccion Bovina to get a sense of some of the outstanding genetics Argentina has to offer. Our tour guide Mariano made sure that we got to enjoy some Argentine culture while on our trip, showing us some of the historic sites in downtown Buenos Airies. With almost five times as many cattle as Canada and very strict export laws, Argentina has one of the largest per capita consumptions of beef on the planet. We got to experience some different cuts like chorizo, blood sausage, intestine and an amazing

bife de lomo. Most of our time in Buenos Airies however, was spent walking the grounds and watching the impressive cattle on exhibit at the Palermo show. Out of the almost 1000 head of beef cattle in attendance, the roughly 400 head of Angus shown over the course of three days were the highlight of the show. Even though none of us are fluent in Spanish, we could sense the enthusiasm for agriculture throughout our week- maybe best captured by the 5000 spectators gathered to watch the slap of the Grand Champion Angus bull in the pouring rain on Friday afternoon! It is truly amazing to see the pride in the Angus breed around the world- in Canada, the US, New Zealand and Argentina, breeders and consumers alike love Angus beef. I hope to bring some of the perspective I have gained through my travels back to Canadian breeders and bring some renewed enthusiasm as well. I thoroughly enjoyed recent my trip to Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville, Quebec and I look forward to chatting with you at the Royal and Agribition!

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British Columbia Angus Association

by Tom deWaal ~ President, BC Angus Association

Greetings from British Columbia. Fall has been interesting for the most part. The cattle market on the commercial side has lost a little wind. We have noticed feeder cattle backing up 20 to 30 dollars per hundred in the last sixty days. It’s probably a good time to start looking in the bull and replacement female pens. With record number of cows and bulls being sold off the need for high end replacement cattle should be brisk. For a lot of seedstock producers here in BC, the focus has been on putting out a high quality product. For commercial producers, I know from talking to breeders here that the focus is on marketing off the top of the self. With

Alberta Angus Association

On behalf of the Alberta Angus Association I'd like to thank all of our members for the continued support of our Board and the breed in general. It has been an interesting year across the province with many areas being affected by drought and having unusually wet

With Fall upon us we are reflecting on a great Olds Fall Classic and Angus Gold Show and want to thank everyone for their continued support of that show. We are also gearing up for Farmfair International and our second Angus Gold Show of the year and preliminary entries look excellent. We will be at Medicine Hat Pen Show with our booth again this year as well as steaks for the steak fry and look forward to seeing and visiting with many commercial and purebred breeders alike. Signing off I want to once again thank the board for their continued support and for the dedication they continue to put into the advancement of the breed in Alberta. Greg Pugh

by Allan Nykoliation ~ President, Manitoba Angus Association

Well as I sit down to write this report it’s the first of November and AG-EX is in the books for another year. Record number of cattle in the barns was great to see from all breeds. Angus was well represented, the exhibitors should be proud of the quality they brought out for the fall gold show. I would like to invite everyone to Brandon on December 5th for the Keystone Klassic Angus sale. Chris Poley and the crew at T Bar have put together a great set of cattle. If you’re a junior looking for a show

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by Greg Pugh ~ President, Alberta Angus Association

falls. Feed stores have been replenished in most areas and fall grazing has been extensive in many areas as well. This we are all thankful for. The feeder calf and yearling market has shown strength all fall and we are pleased to see our customers continuing to receive positive revenue on their production. Thanks to them again for supporting our programs and choosing our breed to continue to advance their genetics. Our AAA has had a great summer. One of our highlights is our AGM held in Bashaw. This year we honoured the founding committee of the Junior Angus Show there. We had a evening of fellowship and stories from foundation breeders that truly had a vision that has advanced our breed on so many levels. Thank you all for your dedication and foresight.

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the run up to the Bull Sale season, the time to cull is now and concentrate on feeding the top end in the bull and replacement female pens. As we get ready to embark on the fall run of cattle and pen shows, we must remember at the end of the day our biggest customer is the commercial customer. Stay safe on the highways and keep family and friends close at heart. Being this is the last issue before Christmas, on behalf of the BC Angus Association and its Board of Directors have a safe and Happy Holiday Season.

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heifer or you are looking to add some quality to your breeding program, make sure to be in Brandon on December 5th. Early in January will be our Manitoba AGM, as an association we need input from the members. We want your thoughts and ideas on the direction you want your association to be going. I hope to see everyone on January 9th in Brandon. See ya down the road! Allan Nykoliation

Saskatchewan Angus Association

As we wind up an incredible summer with great weather and adequate moisture later on in the season, we are getting ready for a very exciting and busy fall. This year Lloydminster will again be hosting the Gold and Junior Show during Stockade Roundup November 4-7. The Gold Show is also the 2015 National Angus Show and hats off on the incredible job of planning and rounding up sponsorship that the great group of local breeders and Exhibition have done to get ready for this event. The cattle numbers are up approximately 100 head from last year. I encourage all Saskatchewan breeders to take time to travel to Lloydminster to watch some of Saskatchewan and Alberta's best cattle compete. Agribition will follow in after Lloydminster. Castlerock Marketing has rounded up a great set of cattle for the Masterpiece which will take place on

Wednesday November 25. The Agribition numbers are also up from last year and should turn into another great show on Thursday, November 26. Angus events continue on Friday with the Power and Perfection Sale, the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Annual Meeting and Social as well as the commercial cattle show. I encourage you to take a trip through the commercial barn to see all the very good Angus based heifers that seem to do the winning every year as well as the good Angus bull pens and Stock Exchange displays. It is very encouraging to these producers to being able to show their cattle off to other producers. I would like to say ‘thanks’ to the organizers and hosts of our Saskatchewan Angus tour on August 6 and 7 in the Melville area. We had another great turn out, were treated to some wonderful hospitality and were able to view some excellent cattle. Laird Senft our CAA Fieldman wrote a detailed report on the event that you can read in this issue as well. If anyone is interested in finding out more about hosting next year’s tour, please contact the office. Over the summer we have been working on developing our Mentorship program and are very pleased to have five young Angus breeders as ‘mentees’. Congratulations to Nancy Gibson of Wawota, Jenna Loveridge of Melville, Henry Stewart of Invermay, Erin Yewsiuk of Wynyard and Rhea Wheeler of Saskatoon for taking advantage of this great opportunity. Many thanks also to our ‘mentors’ for volunteering their time for the program. Nancy will

Ontario Angus Association

Ontario Cattle Business Today it looks like the Cow-calf and feeder calves are doing better than the finisher segment. At the end of September we were wondering if the cattle prices

by Michael Howe ~ President, Saskatchewan Angus Association be working with Tracey Willms, Wilbar Cattle Co., Dundurn, Jenna with Jamie-Rae Pittman of Pittman Digital Media, Kyle, Henry with Collin Sauder of Windy Willows Farms, Hodgeville, Erin with Sheldon Kyle of Kenray Ranch, Redvers and Rhea with Dawn Wilson of Miller-Wilson Angus, Bashaw. Learn more about four of our participants on page ??? in this issue of the Edge, and watch for biographies on the other six in our next issue. We will also be doing something very exciting by having a ‘think tank’ or strategic planning session with Saskatchewan breeders. There is a short survey following my report that we are asking our readers to complete and we will be getting together with a group of members and a facilitator in December. This will give breeders a chance to have their voice heard as to what things they would like to see their Association doing throughout the year. The board will then take these ideas to the board table and try to put them in to play. This allows us to become more in tune to what you as a membership would like to see. As always I encourage members to take the time to attend some of the great events coming up this fall. There are some very dedicated breeders who work to put them on and it is very encouraging when fellow breeders attend. Mike Howe

by Graham McLean ~ President, Ontario Angus Association

were going to stop the steep drop the markets were taking but by mid- October the prices had bottomed out and had rebounded from the lows made in early October. Commercial calf prices are off from the highs a year ago but are clawing their way back to a respectable level. The fat cattle have been slow to get movement to the packing houses which has in turn slowed the placements of calves this fall. The spread in cash prices versus futures will have a negative effect on some prices here in Ontario moving into the New Year. On a positive note the Angus purebred sales have been very robust both in prices and attendance. Great demand for bred yearlings and heifer calves have resulted in tremendous prices this fall for both new and old genetics. There has been many new faces

attending the sales and are active buyers. Increased heifer demand and retention should lead to more bull sales next spring. I have seen some high quality bull calves this fall that will be an asset to any herd that will be for sale next spring. The show ring season will quickly come to an end here in Ontario on November 8 at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. The Preview Gold Show and the other point shows across Ontario have had good participation and if the entries to the Royal are any indication of the Optimism in the Angus breed in Ontario then we are in good hands.

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Ericson Livestock Services

Custom Service Program ▲ Custom Collection ▲ Private Storage

Tel: (403) 226 0666 e-mail:


(780) 352-7630 Dennis & Shelly Ericson

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



Phone: (705)445-4317 Cell: (705)607-4317 E-mail:

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

Semen - Supplies - Nitrogen



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

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


Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. Davis-Rairdan International

P.O. Box 590 Crossfield, Alberta Canada T0M 0S0 Phone (403)946-4551 Fax (403)946-5093 Website email


● On-farm freezing & collection

● Donor care facility

● Recipient herd

● Licensed facility for embryos exports


● Genetic Marketing & Selection

● International Embryo Sales


RYAN DORRAN 403.507.6483

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

Steve Dorran Auctioneer


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


Progressive Performance... Optimum Maternalism! CANADIAN RED ANGUS PROMOTION SOCIETY 306.227.2992 - - office@ P.O. Box 39075, Lakewood Common, Saskatoon, SK S7V 0A9

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

Aberly nn Ang us Mark Stock

Ring Service & Livestock Service

Sealin Creek Ranch Registered Angus

Dan & Janette Speller

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


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

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


Certified Bovine E.T. Practitioner



ring w Sp s Ran illo

Owners: Peter & Francesca Cox

Re us gister ed Black Ang




Darrel & Wendy Ashbacher & Family

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

Managed by: Christy Elliot




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

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

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

22km Christian Valley Westbridge, British Columbia

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

Bar Double M Angus Mark & Rachel Merrill & Family Box 132, Hill Springs, Alberta T0K 1E0

(403) 626-3369

Mile 11 on #2 Highway South of Dawson Creek

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

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Flint & Flint (780)855-2181

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

Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie

New Norway, AB

Pioneer Red Angus Breeder


Wayne and Peggy Robinson

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



Murray and Gloria Fraser 403-787-2341

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


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

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


" Our Greatest Asset - Quality Angus"

Robert & Gail Hamilton

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

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

Diamond Willow Ranch Add Our Diamonds to Your Herd!

Count Ridge Stock Farm

Ted & Marci McPeak (403)948-3085

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



Registered Black Angus


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







Wayne Branden & Jane Morrow

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

KBJ Round Farms

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

Jim Round (780)348-5638

Barry Round (780)348-5794

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Richard & Joyce Lorenz

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


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

“Visitor’s Welcome”

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

RR 2 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0



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

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


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


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

Elllamae & Mike

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




Box 25, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Y3

Lindsay & Donna Penosky & Family

Shawn & Cathy

Roy & Cindy Bjorklund

- Breeders of Quality Performance Tested Angus -

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



19th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 14/09


Lee & Laura Brown

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


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

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



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

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Lassiter Brothers


Box 763, Bassano, Alberta T0J 0B0 Ph: 403/641-4467 ~ Fax:403/6412355

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


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

Stacey & Michel Stauffer


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


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(306) 567-4702





Doug & Lynn McIvor

Box 688, Davidson, SK S0G 1A0

Stoneydale BLACK ANGUS

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

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

David Flundra Purebred Red Angus Bulls, Females & Commercial Cattle

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

16 km east of Walsh, Alberta

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

Cell: (403)502-4776

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

Registered & Commercial Red Angus

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

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Ben & Carol Tams







Purebred Black Angus since 1920

Jim & Betty Richardson (403)224-3286

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Box 32, Bowden, AB T0M 0K0

Double AA Angus Bill Dillabaugh

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

Annual Rancher’s Choice Spring Bull Sale

Ranches Inc.

Jon & Shelly Fox

P.O. Box 320 Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y2

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

Kim Robertson

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

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

“Raising Quality Cattle To Work For You”

Keith, Linda & Stacey Kaufmann 306/454-2730

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

Shane, Alexis,

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


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

(306) 834-2844

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

Flying K Ranch Registered Red Angus Since 1972

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

Donna Hanel

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

WRed il-Sel Angus

10 miles south of Swift Current on Hwy #4 & 8 miles west

Est: 1980

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


Ian Gross

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

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

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




Barry & Marj Young & Family

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

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

Barrie & Bernice Baker (204)966-3822

Tim & Wendy Baker (204)966-3320






Don & Jeannette Currie

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


Black & Red Angus

Bruce, Ione Austen & Breanna Anderson


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

Quality Angus Cattle

Visitors Always Welcome

Jack & Barb Hart

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


David & Jeanette Neufeld 204/534-2380

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

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

Registered Red & BlackAngus Fax: (204)448-2126

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Allen & Merilyn Staheli

Eddystone, Manitoba R0L 0S0


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

Rob & Sandy Foubert

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



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

Events Calendar November 25 Masterpiece Angus Sale, Regina, SK November 26 Agribition Angus Show, Regina, SK November 27 Power & Perfection Sale, Regina, SK December 3 Peak Dot Ranch Fall Bull Sale, Wood Mountain, SK December 4 Brylor Ranch 45th Annual Bull Sale & No Surprises Commercial Female Sale, Fort Macleod, AB December 5 Majestic Cattle Company Commercial Female & Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB

December 5 Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB December 8 Keystone Klassic Sale, Brandon, MB December 9 16th Annual Cudlobe Bull Sale, Stavely, AB December 10 Genetic Focus Sale, Regina, SK December 11 66 Ranch Fall Bull & Female Sale, Fort Macleod, AB December 11 Touch of Class Sale, Saskatoon, SK December 12 AtlastaBullSale&SeriouslyBlackFemaleSale, Sylvan Lake, AB

December 13 Mar Mac New Generation Red & Black Angus, Simmental Sale, Brandon, MB December 15 Johnson Livestock Female Sale, Peebles, SK December 17 Glesbar Cattle Co Dispersal, Olds, AB December 19 Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB December 31 New Year’s Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale, Saskatoon, SK ~ ~ 2016 ~ ~ February 15 Ole Farms Family Day Sale, Athabasca, AB February 16 Symens Land & Cattle Co Bull Sale, Claresholm, AB

March 1 Belvin Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 19 Bar 4A Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC March 31 Cattle Creek Ranching Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK March 31 Bar 4A Bull Sale, Fort Macleod, AB April 2 66RanchAnnualBullSale,FortMacleod,AB April 5 Lorenz Angus Bull Sale, Markerville, AB April 5 Rebel Creek Bull Sale, Brooks, AB April 8 Johnston/Fertile Valley bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK

Ad Index 66 Ranches ............................................................. 11 Atlasta Angus .................................................... 21, 47 Bar 4A Cattle Co ................................................... IFC Belvin Angus ...................................................... OBC Blairs.Ag Cattle Co ................................................. 13 Brookmore Angus ................................................... 20 Castlerock Marketing ........................................... 29 Cattle Creek Ranching ...................................... 4, 39

Cudlobe Angus ........................................................ 1 Ebon Hill Angus .................................................... 27 Everything Angus ................................................... 12 Fraser Farms ............................................................ 25 Glen Islay Angus ....................................................... 5 Hamilton Farms ...................................................... 3 JPM Farms ..................................................... 28, 38 Lorenz Angus ............................................................ 7

Majestic Cattle Co ........................................... 18, 34 Merit Cattle Co ..................................................... IBC Ole Farms ............................................................... 35 Rundle Mountain Forage ....................................... 10 Six Mile Ranch ........................................................ 13 Symens Land & Cattle .......................................... 19 T-Down Trailer ...................................................... 38 WRAZ Red Angus ................................................. 6

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