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Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction Saturday, August 25th, 2012 CSA AGM Truro, Nova Scotia 7:00 pm

From the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction Chair The Canadian Simmental Association is hosting the annual charity auction in support of the Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation, in conjunction with the CSA Annual General Meeting, at the 2012 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show & National Young Canadian Simmental Association Classic. We hope all breeders and supporters will take the opportunity to purchase one of the many fine donated items that they will enjoy and at the same time support the youth of our breed. The Foundation raises proceeds for various CSA Projects, but especially to assist our upcoming young leaders for the Simmental Breed. We have many exciting items again this year, including two highlight features: a bred heifer, donated by Gibbons Farms, Vaughn & Cindy Gibbons; and Merit-Trax Technologies TRAX-It Livestock Manager System and Handheld Computer, donated by Merit-Trax Technologies Inc. There is also a PEI deep sea fishing adventure package, many exciting sports event tickets, artwork, semen and more. New this year, the highest successful bid of the auction and the according donor will be acknowledged as the Friends of the Foundation. This includes recognition of your business in up to 4 issues of the Simmental County! We are encouraging everyone to make this into a family event, head down early or stay longer and enjoy all the hospitality that the Eastern provinces have to offer. Children are welcome to attend the banquet and there will be entertainment provided. We are going to have a wonderful steak and lobster meal, and a lot of fun, so plan to be in attendance. Thank you very much to all who have donated items, and those who are participating in the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show & National Young Canadian Simmental Association Classic. And a big thank you to all who will be in attendance. The best of success to all, Kara Enright GSSF Auction Chair

Sale Day Phone Numbers Kara Enright (613) 848-8149 Lacey Fisher (506) 536-8454 Bruce Holmquist (403) 988-8676 Andrea Arbuckle (204) 483-0319 Schedule of Events Saturday, August 25th • 9:00 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show • 1:00 CSA Annual General Meeting Registration • 2:00 CSA Annual General Meeting • 5:30 Social/Cocktails – Horseman’s Club • 7:00 pm Banquet and Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction

Bred Heifer - BAR 5 FF PEONA 1211Y

CO 1211Y, Reg# 746226, BD: March 2, 2011

Bred to: BAR 5 PFF LUKE 1215X (Reg# 732732) BAR 5 P SA EXPERT 826M S: BAR 5 P SA EVOLUTION 418S (Reg# 657323) BAR 5 SA LADY SISKA 409M


This heifer has genetics that has set the world on fire as Evolution progeny are creating a lot of excitement due to their muscle, natural thickness and shape. His dam is one of the most outstanding females in the breed today. The Dam’s Sire, Piona has become one of the most consistent South African bulls, uniformly stamping his calves with added pigmentation while maintaining a moderate frame and improving structure. Piona has been described as a breed changer due to his ability to put his consistent identity on all his offspring. As an added bonus she is bred to Bar 5 PFF Luke, a homozygous polled bull. Take advantage of this opportunity to add a foundation female to your herd while supporting the GSSF and the YCSA who are the future of the breed. A WIN-WIN for everyone.

Generously donated by: Gibbons Farms, Vaughn & Cindy Gibbons, Stevensville, Ontario 1787 Stevensville, Road Stevensville, ON L0S 1S0 Tel: (905) 382-3879

TRAX-IT Livestock Manager Cow Calf Version software provides individual animal management, including breeding, production, quality assurance record keeping and traceability. It uses a rugged handheld computer with an integrated RFID reader which can be connected via Bluetooth to scales and RFID panel readers. Our cattle identification traceability software makes traceability an easy task to perform, with our simplified registration of CLTS events and our real-time usage of the CCIA Age Replicated database. The software meets the minimum requirements for the Verified Beef Production Program and is designed to make data sharing easy with customers and suppliers. • It includes software, a rugged handheld computer and an integrated CCIA approved RFID tag reader. • It uses Bluetooth to connect to livestock scales and RFID panel and head gate readers. • It records breeding, birth, weaning, yearling, replacement and production events. • It has lots of memory with all your animal data in the palm of your hand. • It is a touch screen computer that is simple to learn and easy to use. • It saves data by individual animal or group. • It manages inventory, movements, replacements and disposals. • It tracks revenue and costs. • Reports are quick and easy to produce. • It registers CLTS traceability events automatically over the internet. • It shares data electronically with suppliers and customers. • And best of all, it’s easy to use!

Donated by: MERIT-TRAX Technologies Inc.

PEI Holiday Package Make PEI your next holiday destination and include this wonderful package. A fun-filled deep sea adventure for two awaits you at Bob's Deep Sea Fishing in scenic North Rustico Harbour. While on this adventure, your party will spend approximately 3 1/2 hours onboard their 45 ft. fiberglass boat "My Two Girls". Enjoy the spectacular scenery as Captain Bob Doucette takes you for a sail out to waters approximately 5 to 7 miles offshore. Once you reach the fishing grounds, you will be supplied with all the fishing gear you need to catch those big ones. When you return to port, your catch will be cleaned, filleted and ready for the barbecue. ~bobsdeepsea Tel: (902) 963-2666

After your adventure, travel to beautiful Brackley Beach, just a few kilometers away to the Brackley Beach North Winds Inn & Suites for a one night’s stay at their beautiful location, in the center of PEI’s North Shore. Enjoy a relaxing evening in the hot tub, go for a swim or take a walk on their walking trails. A wonderful place to relax after a day of fishing.

Donated by: North Winds Inn & Suites Brackley Beach, PEI Bob’s Deep Sea Fishing North Rustico, PEI

www.brackleybeachnorth Boss Cattle Co John & Margo Cartwright, Granton, ON Tel: (902) 672-2245 Tel: (519) 225-2978 Timberwood Farms Jacob & Lacey Fisher, Amherst, NS Tel: (902) 661-0766

Four Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Tickets See them on T.V. Join them on facebook. Follow them on Twitter, but nothing is like watching the real thing. These 4 tickets will put you and your family or friends right in the thick of the hardhitting action of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Gear up and prepare yourself for a night on the town to watch this incredible Canadian hockey team courtesy of Bar 5 Stock Farms.

Successful bidder to contact Bar 5 for date availability.

Ron and Carla are both actively involved with the breed. Ron is President of the CSA and Carla sits on the OSA board. The Nolans are generous supporters of the CSA, GSSF and the YCSA. Mark your calendars and don’t miss the BAR 5 EXTRAVAGANZA SALE on Sunday, October 7th.

Donated by: Bar 5 Stock Farms, Ron & Carla Nolan Markdale, ON Office: (519) 986-1330 Email: Web:

Four Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Tickets These four seats are behind the Blue Jays dugout on the line between 1st base and home plate. Just high enough for a great view of the game but close enough for a good look at your favourite Blue Jay. Don’t miss out on this one! Take someone you know out to the ball game.

Successful bidder to contact Bar 5 for date availability.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss the BAR 5 EXTRAVAGANZA SALE on Sunday, October 7th. Donated by: Bar 5 Stock Farms, Ron & Carla Nolan Markdale, ON Office: (519) 986-1330 Email: Web:

Two Edmonton Oilers Tickets Enjoy a night out with these tickets to a good ole hockey game! Complete with lots of hard hitting action and more excitement than you can handle. Not sure of your schedule? Don’t worry, there are a number of games to choose from. * Buyer to speak with Lewis Farms for ticket schedule.

Lewis farms has been a generous supporter of the YCSA and 4-H programs. They continue to promote the positive involvement of youth in the cattle industry. Built on a foundation of a family working together over the past 70 years, Lewis Farms has become a strong growing force within the Simmental Breed. Donated by: The Lewis Family, Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB Office: (780) 962-5050 Email: Web:


Their knowledge of design and cattle show in their work and their customers love the results. They will help you through the step by step creation of your catalogue. They are dedicated to high quality, strong integrity and continuing success. No matter what breed or type of cattle you market, let Today’s Publishing help you market them to their truest potential. Today’s Publishing and TBarC Cattle Co. Ltd. are proud supporters of the junior beef programs across Canada. In the last five years, their annual fundraising event, the Tbar Invitational Golf Tournament has raised over $191,000.00, which provides funding and opportunities to a great number of youth. Mark your calendars and plan to attend the 2013 T Bar Invitational , to be held at Dakota Dunes on June 25th and 26th, 2013.

Donated by: Today’s Publishing, Saskatoon, SK Tel: (306) 933-4200 Email:

1 Page Full Color Advertisement

The official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association. Distributed to Simmental Breeders, Commercial Producers and cattle enthusiasts by mail and online at Make your advertising dollars work for you and hit your target market – Advertise in the Simmental Country! *To be used within one year of purchase.

Donated by: Simmental Country Magazine, Calgary, AB Darryl Snider Tel: (403) 803-6532 Email:

½ Page Full Color Advertisement

Cattlemen is Canada’s leading national beef magazine, published 13 times a year with reports and opinions of beef cattle and forage production, marketing and policy. Cattlemen’s website provides daily agriculture news, event listings and a daily newsletter. Donated by: Canadian Cattlemen Magazine, Deb Wilson, Calgary, AB

Ontario Beef magazine is the official publication of the Ontario Cattlemen's Association. It is issued five times a year (bi-monthly except for June) to about 16,000 producers. Ontario Beef covers topics of interest in the beef industry, including research, producer profiles, market information and the retail world as it relates to beef and industry updates. Ontario beef magazine is mostly distributed to beef producers in Ontario but also reaches all the other provinces and even some US producers. It is a great place to advertise your business!

Donated by: Ontario Beef Magazine Cathy Lasby Tel: (519) 763-8822 Email:

Email Eblast Design & Send

COWS/EDJE will design a webpage in an email presentation and send it on the desired date that the successful purchaser requests. The purchaser will be able to submit photos and content to use for the design. A proof of the email blast will be sent back to the purchaser and allow for the opportunity to approve the set up and content. With over 11,000 Canadian and US email addresses – combined livestock and business addresses, COWS/EDJE has sent out over 5,000,000 emails since selling this value added product. Value - $395.00 It must be used within one year of the day sold. Donated by: COWS / EDJE Technologies

Simmental Timber Print

C. J. Brown captures the beauty of nature and her artworks are tributes to the land, lifestyle and people of the rural countryside. Thank you to Elanco for their donation of this print depicting the simplicity and beauty of cattle grazing. Donated by: Elanco, Western Ontario Mark Ross Beef and Dairy Sales Representative Cell: 519-275-7833 Fax: 519-284-9930

Winter Solstice Print

Simmental Winter Solstice - a beautiful winter scene of Simmental cattle in a corn stubble field, created by artist C.J. Brown. This matted and framed print would look great on any wall!

Donated by:

Ducks Unlimited Print

Ducks Unlimited Canada has always been known for their beautiful prints across the country. Ducks Unlimited, (Amherst NS location) has graciously donated a print for our Foundation Auction. “Autumn Wings” is the name of the print, by Phillip Crowe. *Please note this large print has not been framed, so it’s prepared for easy travelling. Donated by: Ducks Unlimited

"Branding Time" Framed Limited Edition Print by Bill Peters, Perdue, SK

Bill has been involved with Simmental cattle for many Years. Along with his wife Virginia and daughter Tiffany they run a herd of 80 purebred and commercial cows. Breeding black, red and traditional cows and selling bulls off farm. They show cattle at a couple summer shows and attend Lloydminster Stockade and Saskatoon Fall Fair in the fall. Bill enjoys drawing and taking pictures. He mainly does pencil sketches and enjoys drawing animals and farm life. This picture is of branding. Branding is a common site in the spring in Saskatchewan. Donated by: Peters Simmentals, Bill & Virginia Peters & Family, Perdue, SK Tel: (306) 237-9506 Email:

10 doses of Anchor “T” Legend 7H semen


CE Acc %RK 9.0 0.80 15

BWT Acc %RK 0.0 .92 15

WWT Acc %RK 35.3 0.86 60

YWT Acc %RK 56.8 0.80 70


MCE MWWT Milk Acc Acc Acc %RK %RK %RK 3.7 37.5 19.8 0.69 0.79 0.76 90 3 1

SC Acc %RK -0.67 0.60 100

CWT Acc %RK -7.9 0.37 70

REA Acc %RK -0.09 0.34 60

Fat Marb Acc Acc %RK %RK -0.018 0.18 0.41 .32 20 25

Legend is without a doubt the bull who made the biggest impact on the Ferme Gagnon herd. The consistency of his calves, males and females, make him the great bull that he is! Because of the small amount of semen left on this prestigious bull, The Gagnon's have removed the semen from public market . They are presenting you with your chance today to make an investment in this very limited opportunity. Donated by: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Yves, Dianne & Francis Gagnon Cheneville, Quebec

10 Doses of NCB Cobra 47Y semen


CE Acc %RK 7.8 PE 30

BWT Acc %RK 1.7 PE 35

WWT Acc %RK 41.9 PE 25

YWT Acc %RK 75.3 PE 15

MCE MWWT Milk Acc Acc Acc %RK %RK %RK 5.1 24.1 3.2 PE PE PE 60 60 75

SC Acc %RK 0.10 PE 55



Fat Acc %RK N/A

Marb Acc %RK N/A

COBRA is one of the most complete and exciting Simmental Bulls to surface in some time. His proven pedigree combined with his flawless presence makes him a truly unique breeding piece. COBRA will add maternal strength as he is backed by some of the most predictable cow families in the breed. Look to COBRA to strengthen foot structure and overall soundness while adding extra hair, depth of body and eye appeal in a very well balanced package.

Donated by: Bohrson Marketing, Deeg Simmentals, Lewis Farms & Reay’s Unlimited

$200 Semen Certificate towards purchases of Semex Beef Semen from the 2013 Semex Beef Catalogue Semex is world renown for delivering high quality genetics and services to producers around the world for over 35 years. Semex prides itself on supplying its customers with the highest quality genetics and most advanced genetic tools. This ensures our customers are successful and profitable in the field, on the rail, in the show ring and on sale day. This success is directly linked to Semex’s Balanced Breeding philosophy, emphasizing sire selection based on a balance of traits including structural soundness, functionality, efficiency, muscle, performance and maternal strength. By following this guiding sire selection philosophy, developing new reproductive solutions and partnering with breeders worldwide, Semex continues to work with producers to ensure their continued success.

Donated by: Semex Beef, Guelph, ON Tel: (519) 821-5060

$500 Credit Towards an Embryo Flush This credit includes: •Programming Donor Cow •Flush •Freezing Embryos *Purchaser of the flush to provide semen. If purchaser resides outside the Grey/Bruce County area the donor must be sent to Bar 5 Stock Farms, Markdale, ON, for programming and flush. EastGen services 8,583 members in ON, NB, PEI and NFLD & Labrador. Their administrative office is located just north of Guelph, ON and houses 500 bulls for Semex Alliance, with an additional 325 sires housed at the Housing/Production/ Distribution site located in Kemptville, ON. EastGen’s professional technicial network will inseminate an estimated 270,000 females with close to 500,000 units of semen sold annually. Dr. Everett Hall is a generous supporter of the CSA, YCSA and GSF. He has sat on the OSA Board of Directors and is a past president of the CSA. Donated by: Dr. Everett Hall / EastGen, Guelph, ON

Two $100 Clearwater Gift Certificates for Clearwater Seafood Clearwater is nestled in Bedford NS, and known as one of the largest exporters in the world for great Canadian seafood. We are lucky enough to have the owner involved in our Simmental breed. John Risley and his Farm Manager have graciously donated two, $100 gift certificates for seafood! One $100 gift certificate for seafood, to be redeemed at the Clearwater office or at the Halifax International Airport. One $100 gift certificate for seafood that can be redeemed online and then shipped to your door anytime of the year. Don’t miss out on these two “Clearwater Seafood Gift Certificates “all in one!

Donated by: Lobster Point Simmentals & Clearwater, Nova Scotia

Custom Baby Gifts Purple Banner Designs and High Country Cattle bring to you these unique children`s gifts. They are custom designed for your little herdsman. Items include a Lovie Blanket, Beanie, 2 bibs and a T-Shirt Donated by: High Country Cattle Services Rob & Deanne Young, Breton, AB

Purple Banner Designs, Texas www.purplebannerdesigns


Purchase this photo blanket as a gift with a friend in mind or simply for that special spot in your own home. Keystone Livestock would like to share this photo with you depicting a very tranquil representation of the Simmental breed. Keep in mind that this blanket can be used as a throw on the couch or your bed, but can also be hung on the wall for everyone to see. Enjoy! Donated by: Emily Grey & Scott Matthews, Keystone Livestock, Compton, QC

Photo Shoot

Multiple awardwinning photographer and photojournalist, Lori Loree, has generously donated a 30 minute photo session to be held either in High River, AB or Lloydminster AB/SK.

Donated by: Loree Photography Cell: (403) 597-0632 Office: (403) 649-0074

Specializing in capturing the little moments you may not even realized happened, Lori’s photos will tell the unique story of your love and family.

Four 5 Litre jugs of ALVERINTM

Up for auction are four 5 litre jugs of Alverin, generously donated by Pfizer. Alverin is a pour on used for the treatment of parasitic infections and infestations due to gastrointestinal roundworms, eyeworms, lungworms, grubs, sucking and biting lice, mites and hornflies in cattle. For the buyer's convenience Pfizer will ship the Alverin to your location so you don't have to worry about traveling home with it! Donated by:

Lunch Box with Thermos The Thermos Lunch Lugger is the perfect lunch combination for active workers. So never go without lunch again. This combo includes a 6.6 litre insulated cooler and 1 litre stainless steel vacuum insulated flask. This lunchbox and Thermos will keep your lunch cool and coffee hot during those long days on the tractor. Imagewear is Canada’s leading specialist for Customized Corporate & Industrial Clothing, Uniforms, Footwear & Promotional Merchandise. Each CSA member receives a discount card for Mark’s Work Wearhouse receiving a 10% discount on their purchase. Also, upon request, at the time of purchase you can have the CSA logo embroidered on any article of clothing.

Donated by: Jane Miller, Corporate Sales, Imagewear by Mark’s Work Wearhouse


Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction  

Truro, Nova Scotia

Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction  

Truro, Nova Scotia