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R-FIVE SIMMENTALS Jim & Desiree Matson Ph: 403.843.3094 Cell 403.783.9933 MAJA 7C - Fleckvieh Fullblood Sire: JBR Zippy (Smithbilt Molson son) Dams Sire: HEMR Samuri
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MAJA 20C - Fleckvieh Fullblood Sire: BDJL FF Zorro(Rooinik son) Dams Sire: Wild West T.N.T
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RT 9C - Polled Purebred Sire: MVRN Pol Red King 163A Dams Sire: South Seven Ferdi 3D
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HEJ 66C - Sired By LT Lanza 1427 PLD BW: -2.0 WW: 44 YW: 89 MM: 26.7 TM: 49
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Good year likely for cattle business if weather cooperates
Provided Mother Nature cooperates with a damp spring to give Alberta's pastureland the boost it needs after last year's dry season, the cattle industry could see a strong year ahead. Alberta Agriculture and Forestry Minister Oneil Carlier believes that Canada, and Alberta especially, is in the perfect position to have an excellent year when it comes to export-
ing the country's beef. “(The industry) looks rosy, though there are some challenges ahead, especially if there's another dry spring,” Carlier said in an interview. Interest in Canadian beef remains high, he added, and the recent reopening of the South Korean marketplace to Canada's beef producers means there's another market hungry for Alberta's herds. “It's very good for the industry,” he explained, adding that the current
low Canadian dollar also makes the province's exports look attractive. “The low dollar helps us get more value for our beef,” he said. The recent repeal of County of Origin Labelling (COOL) for beef and pork products in the United States has given Canadian beef producers a much-needed shot in the arm after last year's rough drought. Under COOL, Canadian beef had to be labelled as coming from Canada
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before it could be sold, adding another layer of red tape to the process. Buyers, wanting to buy local, also would buy less, meaning that Canadian beef ended up frequently priced lower than American beef. A drawn-out battle between Canada and the United States over COOL ended up with the World Trade Organization ruling in Canada's favour, giving the country the right to penalize the United States with tariffs, and eventually led to the COOL repeal.
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Testing has to continue to keep beef industry BSE-safe Submitted by Ian Giebelhaus, DVM, BScAg On December 2, 2015, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released their final report on the investigation into the 19th case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in Canada, discovered in Feb 2015. Case # 19 was born on the same birth farm as case # 17. The animal in case # 19 was born in March of 2009, while Case # 17 was discovered in 2010. Case # 19 is unique in that it was
born and infected after the enhanced feed ban of 2007 was in place. What does this mean? The extensive investigation looked at any feed mill that was involved in producing commercial feed fed on this farm. Fortunately no lapses in protocols that could have allowed contamination of cattle feed were found. This is very good news. While no absolute “smoking gun” was found, the most likely cause of this latest BSE case is that the cow consumed a minute particle of left over feed from prior to the feed
ban/enhanced feed ban that was still in a feed storage bin. Scientists believe that as little 1/5 of a gram (ie a garden pea cut into 15 pieces) of prion contaminated feed is enough to infect a calf. It is very easy to imagine tiny grains of feed or dust can remain in a feed bin long after that feed is gone. What does this mean for the Canadian/ Alberta cattle industry? We know the feed ban/enhanced feed ban of 2007 means that no amplification or magnification of the disease can happen in Canada
like it did in the UK. That means that if we keep doing what we are doing, eventually Classical BSE will no longer exist in Canada. One of the things that we NEED to keep doing is testing appropriate cattle for BSE. Most, if not all, beef and dairy producers are familiar with the Canada Alberta BSE Sampling Program (CABSESP). This is primarily the on-farm testing of dead, down, diseased or distressed cattle by a producers herd veterinarian. Unfortunately, the number of animals be-
ing tested over the last few years in Alberta has dropped to a level where we are no longer meeting our testing requirements. This potentially puts our export trade of beef at risk. If our beef industry loses valuable overseas markets because we are perceived to have “dropped the ball” and are not actively testing it has the potential to be financially devastating. What can our beef industry do to help? On farm BSE testing programs like the CABSESP will be needed for decades. We will need to continue to test for the long term to maintain the confidence of
our export markets and consumers. The industry needs your help. BSE testing numbers need to increase in Alberta. This is not the time to “let someone else contribute”, everyone needs to take ownership and help. It is estimated that if each beef and dairy farm in Alberta had one appropriate test done per year we would surpass our targets. It is a very easy program to participate in and help your industry. Please call your local veterinary clinic, they will be able to answer your questions. Help keep the Canadian/ Alberta beef industry strong.
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Good year likely for cattle business if weather cooperates
continued from page 13 “I don’t think, even if the entire year goes well, that most ranchers will overcome the feed deficit from last year. It’ll take a year or two before that happens.” With last year’s dry weather, the cost of feed as well as its transportation went up, impacting struggling ranchers in a wallet already emptying because of the drought.
The repeal of COOL is perfectly timed to help ranchers who struggled last year, he said. “It affects us all,” Suntjens said. “From the cow-calf rancher to the feedlot owner. We’ll have easier access to the US market, and our beef will sell better.” The low dollar is both a blessing and a curse, as it gives American buyers a 30 per cent discount on the cost of buying Canadian cattle – thus making it an
attractive buy - while penalizing Canadian buyers who look to the United States for their cattle supply. The low loonie also means equipment, parts and repairs are going to cost more. “There are few (farm equipment) manufacturers in Canada,” Suntjens said. “We just don’t have the market here.” Since BSE caused the Canadian Beef industry to collapse 14 years ago, Suntjens said it’s been difficult to attract younger
ranchers to the industry, something that needs to be a focus as many of Alberta’s – and Canada’s – ranchers are aging. “It’s been rough since BSE,” he said. “Real rough.” While there has been some progress in attracting younger people to the ranch, the efforts took a hit with last year’s drought. “It’s not cheap,” Suntjens said of getting into the industry. “It’s a milliondollar venture, a million-
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dollar risk. The cost versus profit is very tough.” Suntjens said he hopes the push to attract younger people to the industry will continue though, as he’s found a great deal of joy in what he does. “I love what I do,” he said. “I’d like others to realize the joys of the farm and the ranch. It’s a wonderful industry.”
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Friday, March 25, 2016 Lunch at 12:00 noon - Sale at 1:00 pm At the Farm - 4 & 1/4 Miles East of Bashaw, AB Sale Offering 50 Coming 2 Year Old Black Angus Bulls No Bulls Sold Prior to Sale!! Sale Managed By: Watch Video Preview & Bid Online at www.dlms.ca
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