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August 2018

The Official Magazine of The Canadian Hereford Association

Wisdom Galore The Business and Cow Sense Inside the Hills Galore Operation

Young Guns XVII

Faces and Perspectives of a New Generation

2018 Herd Reference Edition


7 0 5 7 BLACKHAWK CHA Reg. #C03045343

Sire: C BLACKHAWK DOWN ET

HIGH-SELLING BULL AT 2018 COLYER BULL SALE, BRUNEAU, IDAHO Owned with Colyer Herefords & Bar A Cattle Co

Now walking the pastures at the ranch, Blackhawk 7057 will add growth, performance and an exceptional carcass profile to our herd.

Grand Champion Hereford Bull Western Nuggest and Fort Worth Stock Show

Dam: C 95T LADY TRUST 4212 ET

• Off the charts Ribeye area (REA) • Above breed average scrotal circumference • Pigment, eye appeal and structural soundness in a unique package C a lvi n g Ease

-2.9

Bi r t h Weig ht

3.6

We a nin g Weig ht

60.7

Ye a r li n g Weig ht

94.5

Mil k

To t a l Mate r n al

30.6

61.0

EPDS

AS OF 6/25/18

www.coppercreekranch.com

Bulls for sale at the Ranch Visits and herd tours are always welcomed! Owners – The Stevenson Family

Managers – Phil & Catherine Brown

Ranch Phone: (250) 295-4099 Ranch Fax: (250) 295-4079 P.O. Box 817 Princeton, British Columbia V0X 1W0 Email: coppercreek@xplornet.ca

Phil’s Cell: (250) 293-6857 Catherine’s Cell: (250) 293-6858

Ranch Staff

Bob Proulx • Kevin Clements • Shawn Galloway


Autumn Alliance XXXVI

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SelectionOffering

Sunday, September 16, 2018 12:00 noon at the Farm

BW: 3.2 WW: 46.1 YW: 71.1 MM: 21.3 TM: 44.4

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 12, 2018 ActIOn 106A X YukOn r117 (rIB EYE)

BW: 2.0 WW: 69.3 YW: 111.9 MM: 27.7 TM: 62.4

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 7, 2018 tOtEm 5D X ActIOn 106A

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 31, 2016 ActIOn 106A X YEOmAn 203Y

BW: 2.8 WW: 44.1 YW: 71.4 MM: 28.9 TM: 51.0

mHPH 106A BELLE 118F

BW: 1.2 WW: 57.9 YW: 92.2 MM: 24.9 TM: 53.9

mHPH 106A sHErrY 1051F

HOMO POLLED

mHPH 106A PEBBLEs 131D

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 23, 2018 umPIrE 118u X ActIOn 106A

mHPH 106A FrOntIEr 112F

HOMO POLLED

mHPH rDF FIELDEr 1071F

mHPH DOss 118u FEHErtY 1231F

Of This Year’s

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 5, 2018 ActIOn 106A X YOunGBLOOD

BW: 4.3 WW: 50.7 YW: 84.6 MM: 22.3 TM: 47.7

DLF IEF HYF | BOrn: JAnuArY 18, 2018 ActIOn 106A X DOmInO 1316

BW: 5.4 WW: 72.2 YW: 118.9 MM: 27.7 TM: 63.8

Sale Managed By:

Plan An Ontario Weekend! River Valley “Genetic Designs XIV” Sale - September 14, 2018 Elm-Lodge Sale - September 15, 2018 AUTUMN ALLIANCE SALE XXXVI SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

Chris Shane Ben

306-220-5006 403-363-9973 519-374-3335

View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

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contents August 2018

Submitted by: Melanie Curtis

Volume 76 | Number 2

features

contents C AT H E R I N E B R O W N

“Out-Standing” in their Fields The Roles of Purebred Cattle Breeders

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C AT H E R I N E B R O W N

32 National Director Profiles

Young Guns XVII

82 Who Am I

Ruth Schuepbach

122 Show and Sale Results 138 CHA News and Notes

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142 British Columbia Provincial Report

J U DY F I N S E T H

C AT H E R I N E B R O W N

Wisdom Galore

Young Guns XVII

The Business and Cow Sense Inside Hills Galore Stock Farm

Michelle Schuepbach

The Hereford Factor on Kotowich Evergreen Farms Ltd.

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S A R A H VA N S C H O T H O R S T

Steer Showdown

Evergreen

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UpFront

136 Executive Director’s Report

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President’s Message

135 Rapport du Directeur Exécutif

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Message du Président

167 Quick Reference

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Hereford Horizons

168 Auctioneers, Consultants and Services

135 Baxter Black

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148 Ontario Provincial Report

151 CJHA Report 152 Future of the Breed 153 CHA Honour Roll 158 4-H Achievements 159 Year End Statistics 163 Hereford Farewells 166 THE All Star Member Report 2018

columns

109 KGF

146 Saskatchewan Provincial Report

157 CJHA Honour Roll

In conjunction with Olds College, the Canadian Hereford Association is launching it’s 1st annual fed Hereford steer contest fall of 2018.

108 Hereford Plus

145 Manitoba Provincial Report

149 Maritime Provincial Report

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Hereford Steer Showdown

144 Alberta Provincial Report

150 CBBC Report

CHA Presents the

JAC O B O N YS C H U K

110 Bonanza Results

170 Digest Subscription Form & Ad Booking Deadlines


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schedule of events AUGUST 10-13 - ON ...................................... Peterborough Exhibition, Peterborough 11 - SK ..................... Southeast Hereford Zone Field Day and MOE Show, ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman 11 - AB ...............................................................CJHA Junior Show, Lacombe 14-16 - ON ............................. Canadian Beef Industry Conference, London 16-19 - QC ..................................................... Expo Cookshire Fair, Cookshire 16 - AB ....................................................Annual Hardisty Field Day, Hardisty 17-19 - BC ........................................ Nechako Valley Exhibition, Vanderhoof 18 - PEI ........................................................ Old Home Week, Charlottetown 22-23 - ON ....................... Hastings County Plowing Match, Queensborough 22-26 - NB ............................................... Kent County Exhibition, St Mary’s 23-26 - QC ......................................................... Expo Ayer’s Cliff, Ayer’s Cliff 23-26 - ON .......................................................................... Barrie Fair, Barrie 25 - MB ........................Manitoba Field Day, Roselawn Farms Ltd., Killarney 25 - PEI ........................................................ Dundas Plowing Match, Dundas 30........................................................................October Digest Ad Booking Deadline SEPTEMBER Aug 29 -2 - BC ............Interior Provincial Exhibition MOE Show, Armstrong Aug 30-3 - QC ................................................ Expo Shawville Fair, Shawville Aug 30-3 - ON ........................................................ The Harrow Fair, Windsor Aug 31-3 - QC .............................................. Brome Fair, MOE Show, Brome Aug 31-2 - ON ................... Orangeville Fair and Banner Show, Orangeville 6-9 - QC ....................................................... Expo Richmond Fair, Richmond 6-9 - ON ....................................................................... Arthur Fall Fair, Arthur 7 - NS ............................................... Cumberland County Exhibition, Oxford 8 - NB .....................................................AXA Farms Sale of the East, Wilmot 9-12 - QC ................................................................ Richmond Fair, Richmond 13-16 - BC .................................9th Annual Richardson Ranch Online Sale 14 - ON ............................................Genetic Designs XIV River Valley Polled Hereford Sale, Newburgh 15 - ON ........................................Source for Success XVII Sale, Indian River 16 - ON .................XXXVI Autumn Alliance Sale, Medonte Highlands, Orilla 20-23 - ON ............................................................................... Carp Fair, Carp 21-23 - NS ........................................... Classic Heritage Beef Show, Windsor 21-23 - NB ......................................................................... Beef Expo, Sussex 23 - ON ................................................................. Lindsay Exhibition, Lindsay 27-30 - ON .................................................................. Metcalfe Fair, Metcalfe 30 - ON .......................... East Central Ontario Hereford Zone Futurity Show, Roseneath Fair OCTOBER 4 - QC ......................................................................... Expo-Boeuf, Victoriaville 7 - SK .....................Take The Lead Bid-Off Sale, The Cliff’s Farm, Hepburn 13 - AB ..........................................The Remitall West Production Sale, Olds 13 - MB ...........................................Doug Troop Hereford Farm First Annual Production Sale, Brandon 14 - MB .....................................6th Annual Elite Genetics Production Sale, RSK Sale Barn, Douglas 15-17 - AB ...............................................Harvie Ranching Fall Internet Sale 20 - SK ..........ANL Polled Herefords & Guests Production Sale, Steelman 20 - SK ...........C&T Cattle Co. and Guests, Take the Next Step Sale, Right . Cross Ranch Sale Facility, Kisbey 20 - QC ....................Partners for Progress, Maple Hill Herefords, Shefford 20 - NS .............................................................Atlantic Bonus Sale, Nappan 21 - SK ............................Blair Athol/Haroldson’s and Friends Sale, Arcola 22 - SK .............................Square D Herefords Production Sale, Langbank 23 - AB .........British Breeds Rancher calf Sale, Balog Auction, Lethbridge 24-27 - MB ........................................................... Manitoba AG-EX, Brandon 27 - ON .........................Walnut Drive Farms Fall Production Sale, Hanover 5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V1

NOVEMBER 2-11 - ON .................................. ..The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto 2 ....Ontario Hereford Assoc. Futurity and Junior Showmanship 6 - AB .....................British Breeds Calf Sale #2, Balog Auction, Lethbridge 7-11 - AB .................................................. Farmfair International, Edmonton 8 .........................................................Hereford Genes Gala Event 9 ................................................Western National Hereford Show 15 - AB ..........Fenton Hereford Ranch 54th Annual Production Sale, Irma 16 - AB .........20th Annual PAHL Livestock Production Sale, Medicine Hat 17 - ON ...................................Hereford & Angus influence feeder calf sale, Denfield Livestock Exchange, Denfield 19-24 - SK ......................................... Canadian Western Agribition, Regina 22 .............................................................Agribition Hereford Sale 23 ...................................................National Hereford MOE Show 23 .............................................Agribition Red Coat Classic Draw 27 - AB ....................................Bar Pipe Production Sale, Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch, Okotoks 29 - AB .....................................Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Sale, Del Bonita 30 - AB ...................Brost Land & Cattle Co. LTD. Realignment Sale, Irvine 30 - MB .............Manitoba Hereford Association “Good as Gold” Sale, Brandon 30........................................................................January Digest Ad Booking Deadline DECEMBER 1 - AB ...........................................British Connections Bull Sale, Lethbridge 3 - AB ...........................................Nothing But Nellie Internet Sale, Bowden 4 - AB ...........................Stromsmoe Herefords & Black Angus 34th Annual Production Sale, Etzikom 5 - AB .................Gemstone Cattle 4th Annual Hereford & Angus Bull and . Female Sale, Bow Slope Auction, Brooks 6 - AB ........................LCI Doenz Ranches Annual Production Sale, Warner 6 – AB .....................................Peace River Hereford Club Production Sale, . VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge 6 - MB ........................Premier Hereford Event, Keystone Centre, Brandon 8 - AB ...................First Choice Female Sale, Camrose Regional Exhibition . Barn B, Camrose 13 - SK ..................................................Big Gully Farm Bull Sale, Maidstone 15 - AB ........Little Red Deer Hereford Farm Total Herd Dispersal, Innisfail

Consult with the CHA website www.hereford.ca for changes and/or additions to provincial field days, MOE shows and other events

Phone: 1.888.836.7242 Fax: 1.888.824.2329

Email: herefords@hereford.ca

Cover Photo Features: Hills Galore Stock Farms 7


Production Sale

October 22, 2018 Their Progeny & Services Sell

sQUAre Herefords

SQUARE-D POWER POINT 716B Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMEGROWN 8Y ET Dam : SQUARE-D EMILY 561Y

NJW 34S 38W BEEF 15Z ET Sire: NJW 76S P20 BEEF 38W ET Dam: NJW P606 DAYDREAM 34S ET

NJW 79Z 22Z HEAVY DUTY 72C ET Sire: NJW 67U 28M BIG MAX 22Z Dam: BW 91H 100W RITA 79Z ET 8


Where Quality Runs Generations Deep

NJW 73S 22Z MIGHTY MAX 69B ET

SQUARE-D CENTURY 957B

Sire: NJW 67U 28M BIG MAX 22Z Dam: NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S

Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMEGROWN 8Y ET Dam: SQUARE-D JAEDEN 257P

Jim & Lori Duke

BW NJW 139X 10W PAYDAY 31E Sire: LJR 023 WHITMORE 10W Dam: BW 72N P606 DAYDREAMBELIVE 139X

The newest addition to the Herd Bull lineup here at Square D. Dark red with loads of pigment and packed with muscle.

Home: 306 538 4556 Cell: 306 736 7921 RR #2 Langbank, SK SQUARE.D@SASKTEL.NET

WATCH FOR PICTURES & VIDEOS ONLINE WWW.SQUARE-DPOLLEDHEREFORDS.COM www.facebook.com/squaredpolledHerefords 9


First Choice Female Sale

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00 pm Camrose Regional Exhibition Barn B, Camrose, AB

Entry Deadline: September 1, 2018 Fee: $200/Female Early Bird Entry Deadline: August 16, 2018 Early Bird Fee: $150/Female Entries will be accepted at the Hardisty Field Day, August 16, 2018.

All females accepted and must be halter broke.

For more information/Send Entries to: Ken Rutledge

Box 188, Hardisty, AB T0B 1V0 Cell: (780) 888-7178 Email: kmrutledge@xplornet.com Fax:(780) 888-2861 10


Genetic Designs XIV Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 At the Farm, Newburgh, ON

RVP W118 DIRECTION ET 119D

Feature Service Sire - See him at the Toronto Royal

RVP 46A DISCOVERY 129D

JLCS RS 281 KEETNA 502 C28

RVP 70A RIVER VALLEY DIANA 63D

RVP 100W ROSE BOQUET ET 44B

SELLING 65 LOTS Bulls • Show Prospects • Bred Heifers • Pairs

RAWCLIFFE 001A ALEXIS 220D

Elwyn, Donald and Pauline Embury 240 Embury Rd., R.R. 1 • Newburgh, ON K0K 2S0 Main Office 613-378-6632 Fax 613-378-1646 Donald Embury Cell 613-328-9065 Cattle Office 613-378-2701 Res 613-378-2224 Dale Stith Auctioneer 918-760-1550

rivervalleyherefords@kos.net • www.rivervalleyherefords.com

View our sale live on the Internet at

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Newsworthy and notable stories from the Canadian Hereford industry Welcome to our new fundraising campaign, LOT 18 in 2018! This campaign will serve to raise awareness of the Keith Gilmore Foundation and its scholarship programs, while expanding opportunities for sponsors to contribute. The KGF relies on donations to fund up to 10 scholarships for students in all stages of post secondary and post-graduate studies. We have enjoyed great support from the Hereford community in the form of cash donations, donated heifers, embryos, semen, artwork and travel experiences. The goal for “LOT 18 in 2018” is to raise $18,000. Attention Juniors! If you are a resident of the Northern Alberta Hereford Zone, you are eligible to apply for the Northern Alberta Hereford Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please contact Deb Trefiak at 780-755-2224 for an application form. Ontario Hereford Association The OHA is currently seeking to hire a new Secretary Manager as Dave Cavanagh tendered his resignation at the end of his contract this spring. Thank you to Dave for his two years in that position. We wish him the best in his future endeavours. If you are interested in the position, please contact Lois Batty at the OHA. ontarioherefordassociation@outlook.com

This goat was the highlight of the night at Southern Alberta Hereford Club Fun Day for these kids. They even smelled like a goat after playing with him all night!

CHA Awards LMAC Buckle CHA President Doug Mann presenting Ryan Konynenbelt from the Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange the buckle for third place at Livestock Markets Association of Canada auctioneering championships. 12

CHA Executive Director, Stephen Scott, and CHA President, Doug Mann, were in Beijing, China at the end of July speaking at the 3rd Annual National Beef Symposium to promote Canadian Hereford genetics.


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upfront Congratulations On Receiving Your Membership Pins

25-Years Bill Vanden Boer

25-Years Corp Creek Farm

Pictured L-R: CHA director Chad Nicholas, Bill Vanden Boer

Pictured L-R: Bill and Jill Corp, CHA president Doug Mann

Mark Of Excellence (MOE) Awards Jill Corp (right) presenting Kevin Brown and Lois McAughey with MOE Silver awards for Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords. The animals awarded are ANL DL 45P MISSY ET 57Z, HAROLDSON’S TOTEM 200Z 5D, and MHPH 3134 EVOLUTION 117E.

25-Years Marcel Ruest

25-Years Julien Lessard

Pictured L-R: CHA president Doug Mann, Julien Lessard

25-Years Randy & Terry Stokke

Pictured L-R: Marcel Ruest and Craig Braun

Pictured L-R: Terry Stokke, Randy Stokke, Byron Templeton

Thank you to Amanda Bushey for donating these two paintings for the KGF auction at Bonanza. The paintings were purchased by JK Fraser Cattle and Grant & Annette Hirsche. A big thank you to them, as well as all the buyers at the Bonanza auction. Embryos - Doug Mann of Phantom Creek Semen - Peter Ulrich of Ulrich Herefords 2 Airline Tickets sold to Double H Cattle Bonanza Bench sold to Oakridge Farms Bonanza 2019 Advertisement Competition bought by JK Fraser Cattle 13


Bannerlane ... BL

Brant’s Grand Champion Steer 2018

Thanks to Turtle River Ranch, Hardes Veterinary Services and Ken’s Oilfield for purchasing.

BANNERLANE 30A GENERAL 191D

BW: 92lbs. WW: 775 lbs. WDA: 3.51

BANNERLANE 30A GENERAL 117D

Sire: LPG GENERAL MARJO LAD 30A Dam: BANNERLANE 501T MS STD 68Y

Thank you to EZ Ranching, Mervin, SK for purchasing at $14,000.

BW: 91 lbs. WW: 785 lbs. WDA: 3.27

Sire: LPG GENERAL MARJO LAD 30A Dam: BANNERLANE 108U MS BRIT 121Y

Thank you to Brost Brothers, Irvine, AB for purchasing at $12,500.

BANNERLANE 153Y SUPER 49D

BW: 97 lbs. WW: 730 lbs. WDA: 2.96

Sire: AGA 26T YEAH JARROD 153Y Dam: BANNERLANE 108U MS BRIT 96Y

Thank you to Bill and George Laclare for purchasing at $10,000. ** Plan to Attend ** The NW Saskatchewan Hereford Tour - August 2019

Thank You to our Annual Sale Supporters! 20th Annual Sale - Tuesday, February 5, 2019

“Our Promise to You – Quality Cattle” Bill & Ruth Bannerman

Rob & Joanne Bannerman, Sons

Chase Bannerman

(306) 845-2445

Phone/Fax: (306) 845-2764 Cell: (306) 845-7790 Cell: (306) 845-9464

(306) 248-1214

bannerlane@littleloon.ca

Patrick, Jayden, Brant

Box 148 Livelong, SK S0M 1J0

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MATERNAL BROTHERS TO THIS TOP YOUNG SIRE WILL BE FEATURED!

Progeny From These Elite Donors Will Sell!

Remitall-West Marvel ET 76Y BW

WW

YW

MM

TM

FAT

REA

MARB

2.8

50.7

90.5

29.6

55.0

0.014

0.22

0.51

Owned with BNC Polled Herefords, ON.

Remitall-W Rainmaker ET 14E - Marvel 76Y x The Professor 7110 BW

WW

YW

MM

TM

FAT

REA

MARB

3.7

46.0

79.5

29.4

52.4

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0.35

0.21

Owned with Lamport’s Polled Herefords, AB. Remitall-West Belle 36B BW

WW

YW

MM

TM

FAT

REA

MARB

6.4

67.0

107.2

27.1

60.6

0.004

0.53

0.15

2016 Agribition Reserve Champion Female.

Remitall-W GD Waterloo ET 12B BW

WW YW MM TM

5.5

65.2

FAT

REA MARB

92.4 19.0 51.6 -0.046 0.62

-0.02

Remitall-W Rio Lobo ET 26C BW

WW YW MM TM

4.7

59.6 101.4 31.9 61.7 0.034 0.62

FAT

REA MARB 0.32

Churchill Kickstart 501C ET BW

WW YW MM TM

0.0

55.7

FAT

The Remitall West Production Sale

Saturday, October 13, 2018 The Remitall West Production Sale is renowned for its elite offering of both future herd sire prospects and donor quality females. Here is your opportunity to acquire exciting young sires just like Rainmaker 14E, Rio Lobo 26C and Waterloo 12B and superb donor females like Yellow Rose 2Y and Rita 25A. Each year we select only our very best animals to sell and this year’s sale will be no exception. Featured will be our top 2018 born bull calves and heifer calves, as well as select bred heifers mated to Rainmaker 14E and our latest frozen embryos. We invite you to join us for this herd building event!

REA MARB

96.6 23.0 50.9 0.034 0.60

-0.07

Remitall-West Yellow Rose 2Y BW

WW

YW

MM

TM

FAT

REA

MARB

6.5

58.6

89.3

25.5

54.8

0.021

0.53

0.17

Owned with JK Fraser Cattle, AB.

Remitall-West Rita ET 25A BW

WW

YW

MM

TM

FAT

REA

MARB

2.8

64.4

99.8

21.0

53.2

0.044

0.36

0.28

Owned with JK Fraser Cattle, AB.

Bryan & Annette Latimer & Family KCL WPF The Professor 7110ET BW

WW YW MM TM

4.3

51.0

FAT

REA MARB

84.1 29.2 54.7 -0.046 0.58

-0.15

Please request a catalog at www.remitallwest.com

Box 16 Site 2 RR 4 Olds, AB T4H 1T8 (403) 556-0301

ablatimer@xplornet.ca EPDs taken as of July 2, 2018

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NELSON HIRSCHE P U R E B R E D S Del Bonita, Alberta

Your Source for TOP Outcross Genetics All Top Cattle have Selling November 29th: • 100 Hereford Bulls • 50 Angus Bulls • 35 Charolais Bulls • 20 Simmi/Angus Bulls • 5 F1 Bulls

and carcass data. • 40 Hereford, Angus & Charolais Show Prospect Heifers & Heifer Calves • 100 Commercial Black Heifers, All AI’d to Hereford & Angus Bulls

Special Feature: TOP Embryos Selling GH 7101 ROCK SOLID 5Z

BW 4.0

WW YW 70.6 121

MM 21.7

GH RUGER 3786 DELUXE 17D

TM REA IMF 57 .95 .05

BW 5.2

YW 98

MM 33.4

TM REA IMF 66 .68 .13

Sire of many of our top feature calves

Sire of our top herd sire prospect

GH RAMBO 279R

GH 377X ECLIPSE 27E

BW 5.1

WW YW 64.4 100

MM 17.4

TM REA IMF 50 1.14 .04

4 of his sons and daughters will be in our show string this fall.

BW 4.0

WW YW MM 61.3 97.8 22.8

TM REA IMF 54 .45 .10

Owned with Kurt Sanburg, Wade Caroll, and Dahl Livestock. Maybe our best prospect ever! 3 maternal mates selling Nov 29

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Grant Hirsche (403) 652-8254 Jimmy Nelson (403) 635-7075


NELSON HIRSCHE P U R E B R E D S Del Bonita, Alberta

We purchased the entire Floyd & Darryl Anderson herd, including all cows, bred heifers, heifer calves, herd bulls and their sale bulls for 2018. Their bulls have been kept separate and will sell as an entire group.

Featuring these Great Sires YV 30U MR STAN SUNSHINE ET 31A

BW 2.9

WW 44

YW MM 76.3 17.8

JEN SILVER BRIT 10A

TM REA IMF 40 .04 .11

BW 1.1

His sons sell.

BW 4.6

WW YW MM 52.2 87.8 23.6

TM REA IMF 51 .50 .05

Will feature several of his sons.

Special Sale Feature

Sample of Feature Sale Bulls FA 73Z BRITISHER 93E

WW YW MM 57.9 80.3 21.5

B&C STOCK OPTION 6026D ET

TM REA IMF 50 .43 -.05

FA 166Y BRITISHER 115E Exportable embryos from this exciting mating will sell.

BW 4.1

WW YW MM 53.6 83.7 18.6

TM REA IMF 45 .65 .07

315Y: Dam of Eclipse 27E and 3 feature lots in our November Sale

www.NHPurebreds.com

MLL 42S RESOLUTION 315Y

Grant Hirsche (403) 652-8254 grant@hirsche.com

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president’s message

By Doug Mann

PRE SIDEN T O F T HE C A N A D I A N HEREFO RD A S S O C I AT I O N

My most recent President’s report dealt with responsibilities of a breed association and how we are governed. Not only do we deal with registrations but also a lot of breed promotion and development of breed improvement programs. Last Spring saw a successful bull sale run for the most part. Bull sales are critical for a breed to survive and thrive. It is becoming quite apparent to me that the purchasers of Hereford bulls are asking for more information. Those Hereford breeders who provide data and higher accuracy EPDs did quite well. These breeders coincidentally also provide the best customer service and listen to their customers – two of the classic hallmarks of operating any successful business. The advertisers in this herdsire edition are the leaders in this breed. They are not afraid of change. They adopt new technologies. They look for opportunities and they collect data and use it. They have goals for their respective operations and for the direction of the breed. They focus on economically relevant traits and the end product. It is my firm belief that to be relevant to the beef industry, any breed must be profitable. To be profitable, you must decrease input costs or increase end product value. The Hereford breed can do both and your association will continue to provide the tools to do this. But, data collection and measuring performance is critical. You can’t manage what you can’t measure. Purebred cattle breeders have a responsibility to the cow/calf sector, the feedlot sector, the packer and finally to the consumer in the form of a tasty, nutritious form of protein. Again, your Breed Association is

Again, your Breed Association is here to help promote the breed and provide information and technologies to ensure our breed’s relevance and profitability through the entire chain. There is no reason why we cannot be the Number One choice of the commercial sector for providing heterosis. here to help promote the breed and provide information and technologies to ensure our breed’s relevance and profitability through the entire chain. There is no reason why we cannot be the Number One choice of the commercial sector for providing heterosis. Bonanza was most successful once again. Our junior program is the envy of all the breeds. My thanks to those who make our junior program work. We have a breed that is family-friendly, safe and structurally sound which makes it easy for a youngster to get to like cattle. I see the friendships and skills developed through our junior program benefiting our youth for their entire lives. Social skills are fostered, as are responsibility and cooperative competition – all of which are seemingly otherwise scarce in today’s society. Our youth are our leaders of tomorrow. Finally, the Keith Gilmour Foundation is a great supporter of our youth. I encourage our membership and anyone who wants to help our youth to take a look at supporting the Foundation. It has been a pleasure to serve as President and if I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to call.

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message du président

Par Doug Mann

PRÉ SIDEN T DE L’A S S O C I AT I O N C A N A D IENNE HEREFO RD

Mon dernier rapport du Président portait sur les responsabilités d’une association de race et sur la façon dont nous sommes gouvernés. Non seulement nous traitons avec les enregistrements, mais nous sommes aussi impliqués au niveau de la promotion de la race et au développement de programmes pour son amélioration. La plupart des ventes de printemps ont été couronnées de succès. Les ventes de taureaux sont essentielles pour la survie d’une race et pour sa prospérité. Il me semble tout à fait évident que les acheteurs de taureaux Hereford demandent plus d’information. Les éleveurs Hereford qui fournissent plus de données et dont les animaux ont des EPD plus fiables, attirent un plus grand nombre d’acheteurs. De plus, ce groupe d’éleveurs fournissent aussi un service à la clientèle complet et prennent la peine d’écouter leurs clients - deux des caractéristiques classiques de l’exploitation de toute entreprise prospère. Les annonceurs dans cette édition « herdsire » sont les leaders de la race. Ils ne craignent pas le changement. Ils adoptent de nouvelles technologies. Ils recherchent des opportunités et ils recueillent des données et l’utilisent. Ils ont des objectifs pour leurs opérations respectives et pour la direction de la race. Ils se concentrent sur les traits économiquement pertinents et le produit final. C’est ma ferme conviction que pour être pertinent à l’industrie de bœuf, n’importe quelle race doit être profitable. Pour être rentable, vous devez diminuer les coûts d’entrée ou augmenter la valeur du produit final. La race Hereford peut faire les deux et votre association continuera à vous fournir les outils pour ce faire. Mais la collecte des données de performance et la mesure des données sont essentielles. Vous ne pouvez pas gérer ce que vous ne pouvez pas mesurer. Les éleveurs pur-sang ont une responsabilité à l’égard du secteur vache-veau, du secteur des parcs d’engraissement, de l’emballeur et enfin du consommateur en tant que fournisseurs de protéine savoureuse et nutritive. Encore une fois, votre association de race est là pour aider à promouvoir la race et fournir des informations et des technologies pour assurer la pertinence de notre race et sa rentabilité à travers toute la chaîne. Nous possédons tous les attributs pour être le premier choix du secteur commercial pour le croisement et la vigueur hybride. Le Bonanza a été une grande réussite une fois de plus. Notre programme Junior est l’envie de toutes les races. Mes remerciements à ceux qui font fonctionner notre programme junior. Nous avons une race qui favorise l’implication de tous les membres d’une famille avec des animaux faciles à manipuler. Les amitiés qui se forment pendent ces évènements et les compétences développées grâce à notre programme junior profiteront nos jeunes pour toute leur vie. Les aptitudes sociales sont encouragées, de même que la responsabilité et la concurrence coopérative, des aptitudes apparemment rares parmi la société d’aujourd’hui. Nos jeunes sont nos leaders de demain. En terminant je vous rappelle que la Fondation Keith Gilmour supporte fortement notre relève. J’encourage nos membres et tous ceux qui veulent aider nos jeunes, à jeter un coup d’œil au soutien de la Fondation. Il a été un plaisir de vous servir en tant que président et je demeure à votre disposition au besoin.

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C & T Cattle Co. Offering 20 Top End Females As well as the first females to sell from: ANL 17A High Tech 216U 13C

Featuring daughters of: MHPH 621X Action 106A MHPH 118U Zappa 218Z Mohican Stroker Z81

Sale heifers are bred to our new herd sire Remitall-W Connected ET 24E, our home grown sire C&T 7B Double D 11D and the very maternal PCL Zircon 719T 25Z.

C&T 66B SPECKLE 68E Bronzx / Classic BW: 4.4 WW: 50.2 YW: 84.9 M: 14.6 TM: 39.7

C&T KL BREEZEWAY 13C DAHLIA 43E

C&T LM Z81 TWEET 22E

High Tech / McCoy W18 Campaign ET 641Z

Stroker / Nitrogen

BW: 5.1 WW: 50.4 YW: 84.7 M: 23.0 TM: 48.2

BW: 4.4 WW: 49.8 YW: 83.9 M: 18.2 TM: 43.1

The heifer calves are specifically selected for the Juniors and Bonanza 2019 in Weyburn, SK. Junior members receive a 10% discount on their purchase of a heifer calf.

C & T Cattle Co. & Guests

TAKE THE NEXT STEP SALE

Saturday October 20, 2018 ~ 5 PM ~ Right Cross Ranch Sale Facility, Kisbey, SK Chris & Tina Lees Box 243, Arcola, SK S0C 0G0 Phone: 306.455.2605 Chris’ Cell: 306.577.7370 ctcattleco@sasktel.net Kurt and Cassandra 306.421.8318 Tom Lees 22

Tina’s Cell: 306.577.1238

Managed by T Bar C Online with BuyAgro


with guests Winchester Polled Herefords and Fossay Herefords

October 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Live in the RSK Sale Barn, 5 miles north of Douglas, MB Please join us the night before the sale for viewing and refreshments!

RSK E 2046 Digby ET 20C 2017 Canadian National Champion

Powerful bred females from the All bred heifers carry heart of our replacements early services to and top end heifer calves Truman 695D, Cool Water 190B, will be on offer. and Titlest 13C. 2017 High Selling Bred Heifers

Blairs 208Z Titlest ET 13C

RSK 24D

Harvie Cool Water ET 190B

KJ BJ 719Z Truman 695D

2017 High Selling Heifer Calf

Sold to Louis and Aaron Bujold, Fort Frances, ON for $7,250

Sold to Steven Knutson, Wapella, SK for $6,000

RSK 26D

Heifer calves by R Leader 6964, Truman 695D and Digby 20C, as well as a full sister to the 2017 High Selling Heifer Calf,

RSK H117 Miss Sage ET 44E

RSK 44E

WILL SELL!

Sold to Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON for $12,500

H RW All In 7165

Electrifying embryo packages from our top donors to exciting new matings!

Including All In, Digby, Endure, and Truman! Live on the Internet. Live Audio. Video. Bidding and Accounting

Bid online at

LiveAuctions. TV or in person at the farm. Sale managed by:

The Kopeechuks

Andrew: 204-573-9529 Rae & Stephanie: 204-763-4459 rskfarms@hotmail.com www.rskfarms.ca

Bryan and Faye Fossay

RR 1, Woodlands, Manitoba R0C 3H0 P: 204-383-5754 C: 204-795-0961 bryan@fossayherefords.ca www.fossayherefords.ca

Winchester Cattle Company George Webster

Box 27, St. Ambrose Manitoba R0H 1G0 P: 612-578-6638 gbwebster3@aol.com

Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335 www.BuyAgro.com 23


BW: WW: YW:

Raising the Bar

The success of our program is driven by supplying bulls to the commercial industry that make our customer more profitable. 30E is our best effort in terms of raising the bar on the type of bull we are producing. He combines excellence in real world phenotype along with tried and proven breed leading genetic values. We are excited for his first group of calves to be born in 2019.

SIRE: TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T SOD: SHF PROGRESS P20

Other Sires in Use: McCoy 70Y Skyfall 53A KCF Bennett Solution 936 D672 ET RST X651 Tested 7222 McCoy A191 Integrity ET 23D KCF Bennett Impact B451 Mohican THM Excede Z426 Gerber Anodyne 001A

Influence Of The Sires Listed Above Will Be Offered In Our

10th Annual Bull Sale, February 27, 2019

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Heifer calves, Bull calves, Bred heifers Herd Bull, Mature cows Exportable embryos Living the Dream !

ANNUALLY ALL BUYERS ARE ENTERED IN A DRAW TO WIN A FREE TRIP TO HAIDA GWAII. Congratulations to the 2017 winner: Hellen McLarry FREE DELIVERY OF ALL SALE CATTLE ALONG HWY.16 TO LLOYDMINSTER, SK Don & Leslie 250-557-4348 don@richardsonranch.ca www.richardsonranch.ca

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VERBEEK 656 RUSH ET 79J

LO 931N STD LASS 37W

He is thick and beefy.

He is going to be a good, long bull and intensely 42L bred.

LKH WABASH GOLD 70S WINDY-HILL 70S PRINCESS 735W WINDY HILL 42L PRINCESS 59R

VIKING 177D STANDARD 27J LO 27J STD LASS 46R VIKING SASK 63T LADY ET 61F

Thank you to all the bidders and buyers at the farm and First Choice Heifer Sale. Harvey Zieger

Visitors Welcome - Phone Ahead

Phone: 1-780-674-4878 | Cell: 1-780-305-6971 | Email: hjzieger@gmail.com | R.R. 2, Barrhead, AB T2N 1N3

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hereford horizons

By Jacob Onyschuk As we move into the second half of the year, with the fall shows and production sales coming our way, I want first, to look back on the start of this year and the busy bull selling season. From early February to late April, I attended bull sales with a bit more experience than I did in my first year. I survived the elements with a trusty heated jacket and travelled with many layers, knowing how unpredictable the weather can be and that power outages are sometimes part of that reality. Bull sales were largely good. But some struggle was apparent and those struggles seem to signal the beginnings of a flooded market, common across the industry. The decision to keep bulls is done well in advance of any market signal. But when sales go well, breeders can be tempted to keep back a few extra bulls for the following season. When multiple breeders decide to do the same, bulls on the market can quickly surpass the number of cows needing their service. What also happens is that the more breeders focus on selling additional bulls, the more the overall bull quality hurts and the more price averages are dragged down. The success of bull sales in

This past bull sale season, I noticed that the breeders who kept their bull numbers stable were those who had some of the most successful sales to attend. When you produce a consistent quantity with increasing quality, it becomes natural for the demand of your product to increase. other breeds also contributes to the same cycle, flooding the market in which demand hasn’t changed, diminishing overall average bull values as a result. The Canadian cowherd, as a whole, is not growing. While our cowherd has not shrunk in the past three years, neither has it grown. This is just food for thought. A relatively stagnant cowherd suggests that the number of bulls needed, yearto-year, isn’t going to increase too significantly. More bulls on the market is great for bargain hunters but not great for the breed or the industry. This past bull sale season, I noticed that the breeders who kept their bull numbers stable were those who had some of the most successful sales to attend. When you produce a consistent quantity with increasing quality, it becomes natural for the demand of your product to increase. 26

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, THE CANADIAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION

Now with an eye on the upcoming fall show season, let’s focus on promotion. Before the October issue of the Canadian Hereford Digest comes out in the mail, the deadline to enter many of the major fall shows will have passed. But I’d like to emphasize the importance of getting out to these shows as a way of being seen by fellow breeders and commercial cattlemen alike, to demonstrate the breed’s strengths and positive changes from year to year. I believe there is power in numbers and there are a lot of good things happening in the Hereford world these days. If you would like to learn more about promoting your herd differently, feel free to reach out and we can discuss what opportunities there are and how you can capitalize on them. Growing your operation and making the Hereford breed even more prominent in commercial operations is my goal. I have enjoyed meeting people over the last year and look forward to making more connections for those wanting to introduce or re-introduce Herefords into their herds. As always, your comments are welcomed. I am just a phone call away. Until next time…


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Haroldson’s Polled Herefords Lenna · Kristy · Chad Wilson Box 372, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 P: 306-739-2643 C: (306) 577-1256 www.haroldsons.com

Sale Managed by: T Bar C Cattle Company P: 306-933-4200 nfo@tbarc.com 27


! u o Y k n a Th To all of our buyers for the past 24 years! Our customers’ success is our success, and we have been privileged to make many friends along the way. The coffee is always on, and if you are coming this way we would love to show you some hospitality any time.

We invite you to join us for our 25th Annual Bull Sale, February 9th, 2019.

Mick & Debbie Trefiak Kurt & Shannon Trefiak, Matthew, Ryan & Casey R.R. 1, Edgerton, AB T0B 1K0 Phone: (780) 755-2224 mick@mjt.ca | kurt@mjt.ca 28


First Annual Production Sale

Doug Troop

October 13, 2018 Brandon, MB.

Hereford Farm

Progeny Sell!

ANL DM 719T Victor 76S ET 47Z

Auction Types and Options

Used with Live Auction. Including Auctioneer, Ringman and Sale Manager

Online Auction / Live Closeout List the Items and allow pre bidding. Close out is preformed with a live auctioneer

Online Auction / Timed Closeout List the items and allow pre bidding. Close out is controlled by the computer with 5 minutes between bids.

On Site Tech

COST $2000

COST $1000 or 2% which ever is greater

Haroldson JVJ Covert 425X 8A

$1000 or WCC 17Y Mr. Lambeau2% 1337 C which

Haroldson Density T 100 34A

Accounting

sire on some really good heifers. I love this bull. We had 45 calves in 30 days sired naturally. The daughters are Live Webcast Auction exciting with really high milk numbers.

Eblast

Purchased from Steve Manns. Service AUCTION TYPES

WLB Homerun 8Y112C

We lost this bull to an injury. The daughters we have calved are good.

COST

Service sire - Tremendous greater calving ease. These calves start small but are doing really well. ever is

Performance plus! His daughters are really nice with great udders. He will have the most daughters in the sale.To register and follow the auction in real time on the

LiveAuctions TV LIVE ON THE INTERNET. LIVE AUDIO. LIVE VIDEO. BIDDING

internet, log on to Website: http://www.liveauctions.tv For More Information, call Brad Fahrmeier at (816) 392-9241 If you wish to follow the sale on the computer and bid by telephone, please call the sale day phone numbers or one of the consultants listed in our catalog.

Sale Managed By:

Item Listing

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PBHR MW New Direction 22C 5E

Analytics

This bull really leaves great udders.

DTHF

Doug & Jayne Troop

Box 1 Site 400 RR 1 Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 GET CONNECTED. Phone: 204-728-3345 | Cell: 204-724-8267 Email: jayne.troop@gmail.com VIEW/BID ON THE WaTchLIVE anD BiDINTERNET: Live: “We appreciate your attendance”

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http://www.LiveAuctions.tv call Brad Fahrmeier for details: 816.392.9241

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Selling Heifer Calves • Bred Heifers • Proven Cows • Exclusive Semen & Embryos

HARVIE RANCHING

Fall Internet Sale View catalogue online at www.harvieranching.com or www.hereford.ca No catalogues will be printed.

HARVIE MS DUCHESS 45F

Leader/Action heifer calf sells with her dam

OCTOBER

15-17 CLOSE OUT AT 6PM MT

KJ BJ 719Z TRUMAN 695D $30,000 Pick of Jensen Bros pen of bulls. Semen sells.

H RW ALL IN 7165 2018

Denver Carload Champion and $40,000 at Hoffman’s Bull Sale. Semen, embryos and services sell.

NJW 79Z Z311 ENDURE 173D

$150,000 high seller and the first time in Canada his genetics will be on offer. Embryos sell.

HARVIE MS FIREFLY ET 323Y Sells with

Wintson 252C daughter & bred to H RW All In 7165

Sale broadcast on smartauctions.co

HARVIE MS FIREFLY 183E Royal Blend heifer

bred to H RW All In 7165

harvie@harvieranching.com

HARVIERANCHING.COM

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HARVIE RANCHING

Cole, Jill, Tinley and Lyla Harvie Cole 403.994.1314 Jill 403.771.3502 Ian and Marlene 403.507.3886


Open House

October 19, 2018 Vibank, SK

You’re invited to see the show heifers, steers and bull calves.

Proud of our commitment to Juniors and Bonanza 2019. Special Offer: Available to junior and 4-H members on cattle purchased from Lone Pine Cattle and shown at Bonanza 2019 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan.

Lone Pine Cattle Services Rob & Dawn O’Connor Box 158 Vibank, SK S0G 4Y0

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C A N A D I A N

H E R E F O R D

D I G E S T

A Seat At The Table Meet our national directors at the Helm of the CHA

Your National Directors. They represent your interests at the national level of board governance. Twelve board members in total, represent and share the input of seven Canadian provinces to shape the policy, goals, marketing and integrity of the breed and of the Canadian Hereford Association. In this series of articles, we share with you stories and profiles about our national directors. Future Digest issues will introduce you to other national directors.

Jill Corp

CHA Director representing Ontario

Show Committee Member Jill and Bill of Peterborough Ontario, bought their first Hereford-influence cattle in 1986 and their first registered Herefords in 1992. Jill was raised on a farm and always wanted to have cattle in her life. She didn’t always have purebred cattle but when the chance came to have Herefords with her young family, the docility of Herefords played a huge role in their decision to pursue the Hereford breed. Over the years, both Jill and Bill worked off the farm. One of the largest challenges for

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people trying to farm in Ontario is the access and availability of land due to the continuous urban sprawl. When they got started, Jill and Bill were able to secure 100 acres which they used to sustain their 50-head herd and produce enough hay for the winter months. Corp Creek Farm is the formal name of their purebred Hereford operation, the goal of which has been to produce top-quality females. Their cows calve in January and February. Exceptional bulls are kept to sell privately or to consign at local purebred sales. Topend females that aren’t retained in the herd are sold as consignments in the Elmlodge – Source for Success Sale. Jill has not only been an active Hereford breeder but she is also the first and only woman to be on the CHA Board of Directors. She comes to the CHA board as a very active provincial volunteer. She has always been a member of the Ontario East Central Hereford Zone and served a term as president, as did Bill. From the year 2000, for eight years, Jill and Bill were the adult advisors for the Ontario Junior Hereford Association (OJHA) – one of the largest and most active and competitive provincial junior Hereford groups. Jill and Bill have always helped in one capacity or

another at all Junior shows and Bonanzas held in their area. Recently, Jill and Bill dispersed part of the herd to allow for more time to dedicate to their other interests. Jill is a retired nurse who specialized in pre-operative nursing and now consults in the medical field regarding anesthesia recovery. They enjoy travelling and camping and visiting with their children and grandchildren. When their family was younger, the official family “vacation” (a.k.a. “showcation”) consisted of going to junior shows. Those vacations, says Jill, were always something cattle-related. Jill is excited for the future of the Hereford breed and is confident in what the CHA is doing to move the breed forward. She believes the work that is done to genetically test animals and having the ability to confirm parentage is very important. Using science to retain the purity of the breed is something Jill thinks is vital. The use of genomics to enhance the breed’s reputation of being feed-efficient, she believes, will also help grow the demand for Hereford genetics.


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D I G E S T

Daryl Kirton

CHA Director representing British Colombia

Pedigree Committee Member, Show Committee Member Daryl Kirton of 3-D-L Livestock has been involved with purebred Herefords for many years. Daryl and his wife Linda formally established 3-D-L in 1994 when their children Denise and Daren became junior Hereford members. Hence, 3-D stands for Denise, Daren and Daryl. The “L” stands for Linda. Daryl has been actively involved in all aspects of the Hereford world. He has served on the BC Hereford Board since 1990 and has represented BC on the CHA board since 2008. Daryl served two and half years as president of the CHA and both Daryl and Linda have been involved with any Bonanza that comes to BC. They have helped with Bonanza in 1995, 2001, 2009 and 2017. In all the years that Bonanza isn’t in BC, Daryl also does his best to help in one way or another. Over the years, Daryl has always been involved in agriculture in some form or another. When he was younger, his family moved to the coast of BC and that is when Daryl had his first Hereford steer. At that time, there was a winter fair every

November where roughly 600 steers would compete. Daryl fondly remembers one Hereford steer being named the overall Reserve Champion in 1961. This steer sold for $0.50/lb. Growing up, Daryl always wanted to be a vet, but to get into vet school at that time you needed yo know Latin and Daryl had no interest in learning that language. Instead, he got a job with the government agency, Health of Animals, in 1967, which is now the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). He worked there until 1981. In the early seventies, Daryl started doing on-farm testing overseas – a requirement at the time, before importing animals to Canada. As a technician, Daryl travelled to France, Italy, Austria and Germany. Animals that passed blood tests were put on a train to be sent to the southern point of France before being shipped to Canada. They were testing for Foot and Mouth disease and the results of the test needed to be determined within 24hrs. The blood samples were considered so important that those who traveled with them were required to chain the samples containers to themselves while traveling the night train. In 1981, Daryl became a professional fire fighter and later retired from fighting fires in 2000. While working off the farm, Daryl continued to bring bulls to the Williams Lake Bull Sale, to which he has been consigning for over 25 years. He says he plans to continue supporting the sale for many years to come. Farming in the costal area of BC has its challenges in terms of land access. Daryl says he has had to work off the farm out of necessity. The value of land in the area is incredibly high and the pressure from urban sprawl along with other industry development makes it very challenging to expand farmland but also to maintain a cowherd. Recently, Daryl and Linda have dispersed part of their cowherd but Daryl

is staying involved in the business. Daryl will always be a busy man, as he continues to do the things he loves. Aside from his long-time volounteer work with the Hereford Association, he has worked in Russia, Finland, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Vancouver, as an umpire at Paralympics curling events. Curling and Herefords are his favourite pastimes and in those circles he will remain involved as long as time and circumstance permit.

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Total Herd Dispersal December 15, 2018 - Innisfail Auction Market

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AGA 167L SILVER 232N Dam: YV 232N SILVER LASS 924W YV 82R RED EXTRA DANDY 706T

Sire of Grand Champion at Calgary Bull Sale. Progeny and service selling. Dominant breeding bull.

FA 109L BRITISHER 71S Dam: FA 71S BRITISHER LADY 9U FA 72K BRITISHER LADY 5R

Progeny selling. Siring outstanding females. Feature set of females. High milk and feminine.

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YV STAR STRUCK 915W Sire: YV 915W SILVER STRUCK 28Z YV 232N SILVER LASS 924W

CJH HARLAND 408 Sire: SR SCRIPT 187 SR RAPTIA 363

CHURCHILL BRONX 902W Dam: LRD 902 LADY 2Y LRD 33 COMMAND LASS 3P

Grand Champion at Calgary Bull Sale. Progeny and service selling. Thanks to Rogers Hereford Ranch for purchasing him at Calgary Bull Sale for $40,000. First Calves selling. Best set of calves we’ve had.

Stop by and CheCk them out Payment options: Half on sale day, balance due June 1, 2019

Champion Group of 3 at Calgary Bull Sale. All sisters selling

Wilf, Deb & Hayley Edgar: 403-227-4541 Cell: Wilf 403-318-4791 Deb 403-350-5936 Email: wilfedgar@gmail.com George & Marjorie Edgar: 403-227-2392 Craig Flewelling: 403-556-0515 35240 Range Road 13, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0J2 Email Wilf to be put on the mailing list. wilfedgar@gmail.com

Directions to farm: Take the new #365 overpass south of Innisfail. Go west following signs to Cottonwood Road. On Cottonwood Road, go west 4.5 miles to Range Road 13 and then 1 mile north.

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2017 Reserve National Champion Maintainer Female

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on offer Prospect steers/heifers, Purebred Hereford Heifer Calves, Purebred Hereford Breds, Club calf Embryos, Rare semen

Prairie Rose Stock Farm Ronald & June Berg PO Box 1963 Camrose, AB T4V 1X8 Phone: 780-672-6292 Email: PRSF@syban.net 1 mile north of Ohaton at 46347 Rge Rd 192

Quality breeding stock are available by private treaty at the farm (since 1973). Watch for us at the Hardisty Field Day and the First Choice Sale.

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The Cliffs Farm

Kurtis, Selene & Carlyle 306.220.2226 or 306.280.6858 David & Kathy 306.221.7039 Hepburn, Sask ks.reid@sasktel.net thecliffsfarm.com

At , we raise ractical eliable elect unctional herefords. The quality of our herd has been established by using rigorous selection for important positive traits in conjunction with strict culling against negative traits.

Visitors welcome anytime‌the coffee is always on! We love to show visitors through the herd to check-out the calves and prospects.


LIAN 49S EVENING 118E

Sire: MCCOY 55M ABSOLUTE 49S Dam: OSF CARONA 121Z 130C

LIAN 106A EUPHORIA 121E

Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A Dam: HAROLDSON’S NICOLE 55M 41R

Autumn Alliance Sale September 16, 2018

Selling 4 bred heifers in the Autumn Alliance Sale. 2 by: MHPH 521X Action 106A 2 by: McCoy 55M Absolute 49S

Bulls and Females for sale at all times.

Lian Mor Polled Herefords Wallace & Fern Pugh

Phone: (519) 941-8515 553245 County Road 16, Mono, ON L9W 6M1

Trevor & Amy Pugh Phone: (519) 939-7486 594324 Blind Line, Mono, ON L9W 5N3

Email: lianmor@sympatico.ca

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2017 natiOnal chamPiOn female 2017 miss herefOrd WOrld chamPiOn female sOld in PreViOus sale

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Blair’s aXa nellie 20e

BrOOKs 2429 67Z rachel 16e Watch and Bid Online:

Blair’s.ag 2017 high selling heifer calf

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Ph: 306.933.4200 | infO@tBarc.cOm chris POley: 306.220.5006 shane michelsOn: 403.363.9973 Ben Wright: 519.374.3335

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4C CRONE HEREFORDS 4C

HH ADVANCE 6244D Sire: HH ADVANCE 3297A ET Dam: HH MISS ADVANCE 3094A ET

JNHR RIBSTONE 128C Sire: JNHR 63W RIBSTONE 89Z Dam: JNHR 101T SASSY 836X

SGC 814Y RED DIAMOND 27C

SGC 2B RANCHLAND LAD 45D

BAR-RZ 308 EVEREST 48E

BAR-RZ 6964 EARL 50E

Sire: JNHR 414B DOMINO 814Y Dam: SGC 42W SUPER RED LASS 69Z

Sire: DCR 713 KOOTENAY 308 Dam: BAR-RZ 192S YAMMA 87Y

Sire: SGC RANCHLAND LAD 2B Dam: ZZB 138R KING LASS 3T

Sire: R LEADER 6964 Dam: BAR-RZ 19Z BEAUTY 20B

Thank-You to all of our 2018 customers! Stewart, Cathy & Family Ph/Fax: (780) 888-2168 Cell: (780) 888-1002 Box 378, Hardisty, AB T0B 1V0 Located 5 mi. E. of Hardisty on Hwy. 13 and 3/4 mi. S. Email: croneherefords@xplornet.com 40

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Thank you 2018 • Good Sale - Great People Buyers Bar-RZ Polled Herefords Battle River Ranch Corp Brost Land and Cattle Co. LTD Bruce Butler Calvin Peterson Crone Herefords - Stewart Crone Cyril & Gary Seutter Dean Miller Dick Clark Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. Frank Zadunayski Halko Farms LTD Holloway Farms LTD Ian Thomson Jim Muzychyn Karla Huber Kevin Fraser Lanni Bristow Madeleine Davies Matthew Bogner Peter Lowry Pibroch Colony Reg Minchau Robert Pecek Ron Hiller Ross Cossey Stan Schellenberger T Hanging H Cattle Corp - Ken & Michele Rutledge

High Selling Polled Bull to Fenton Hereford Ranch for $9,000

• PTT 245D

High Selling Horned Bull to Dean Miller for $5,500

• PTT 129D

High Selling Polled Heifer to Holloway Farms for $4,700

• PTT 57D

Norm, Joanne, Michael, Marc Parrent Box 111 Clyde, Alberta, T0G 0P0 Phone: 1-780-348-5835 Fax: 1-780-348-5839 Norm Cell: 780-307-6586 Mike Grimmeyer: 780-307-3385 jonomnherefordranch@gmail.com grimm1@mcsnet.ca 3 miles East of Clyde on Hwy. 18 then 2.5 South on RR 244 ~ or ~ 5 Miles East of Hwy 2 on TWP Rd 594 then 1/2 mile South on RR 244 42

High Selling Horned Heifer to T Hanging H Cattle Corp for $5,500

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“Out-Standing” in their Fields A Look at the Roles of Purebred Cattle Breeders By Catherine Brown

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Innovative creators in their field, purebred cattle pro ducer s ca n ma ke their occupations as simple or as complicated as they desire. They are in the driver’s seat. But they are not alone. There a re a s so c iat ion s t hat support them, fellow breeders who accompany and inspire them and an industry that navigates them via market signals. What is the role of the purebred producer? What did we sign up for, anyway? Many purebred producers signed up to be the best they can possibly be in the field of cattle production, fueled by a passion for the love of the work and the cattle themselves. But industry demands bring our goals down to one very important common denominator – that of quality beef production. So in this outlying segment of the industry that is most removed from the packing plants and retailers, that bottom line must be a constant underlying consideration. In this issue of the Digest, our Executive Director, Stephen Scott, reminds us of that in his interesting report entitled “’Meating’ Market Demand for Beef”. Likewise, CHA President Dr. Doug Mann, in his Digest report, talks about how current leaders in the Hereford breed adopt new technologies, collect data and use it, ultimately focusing on economically relevant traits and the end product. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council, which supports, promotes and represents the Canadian beef cattle

seedstock sector, was established in 1994. In its efforts to identify industry priorities over the years, one has come to the top, according to CBBC Executive Director, Michael Latimer. That priority is the genetic improvement of beef cattle for the best possible beef. Production efficiency and standards are also identified as a priority. While every beef breed has its own goals, “we need to keep an eye on the end product,” says Latimer. “As a purebred breeder, we are at the top of the food chain,” says Ontario breeder Billy Elmhirst of Elmlodge Polled Herefords. “But we need to be able to have a vision on where beef is in terms of consumer demand and satisfaction, compared to other sources.” “The most successful purebred

up to purebred breeders to imagine the methods and tools to help the industry consistently produce high quality beef that is as enjoyable to produce as it is viable. “Innovation is everything in today’s world,” says Elmhirst. “Everything moves so fast now compared to 25 or even 10 years ago. There is no time for status quo or complacency in this business.” “I think we have more opportunity to react to supply and demand indicators in the industry if we are innovative,” says Hereford breeder Lance Leachman of Big Gully Farm in Saskatchewan. “If cattle are being bred that excel in each segment of the production chain through disciplined and well thoughtout genetic advancement, those cattle should be more risk-averse

“Many commercial producers expect purebred breeders to make mating, culling and performance benchmarks that ensure the bulls available to them for purchase should have little risk in meeting their breeding objectives.” - Lance Leachman breeders recognize their role as both an innovator and a supplier of a superior product,” says Alberta breeder Bryan Latimer of Remitall West . That product, he says, must “meet the needs of both their commercial and purebred customers.” As to the prerogative to innovate, it is

whenever certain factors within a segment change.” Bryan Latimer also values innovation in his operation. “My father Louis always talked about thinking ahead and said that your breeding program should reflect

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where the industry will be in five years,” he says. These comments are in response to asking some inf luential and prog ressive Hereford breeders whether following industry trends and attempting to be innovative (i.e. breaking the mould) were mutually exclusive. No one believed them to be mutually exclusive, including Andy Schuepbach of Lilybrook Herefords in Alberta. Andy and his family have the largest registered purebred Hereford herd in Canada. It is also one of the most uniform and progressive herds. “I think we need to stay current on industry trends to some degree while being innovative in terms of maintaining production levels with fewer resources,” says Schuepbach. Michael Latimer also mentions the perennial need for innovation where industry linkages between sectors is concerned. Hereford breeders, in particular, have been pretty confident about their strong position in the industry and rightfully so. It is one of the purest of the beef breeds, thereby

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having a lot to offer in F1 programs. It is also well suited to extremes in environment and best known for its fertility and carcass quality. That being said, there are currently 26 breeds of beef cattle recognized under the Animal Pedigree Act administered by Agriculture and Ag r i-Food Canada, accord ing to the CBBC. While the base of the Canadian beef herd is built upon traditional British breeds, Herefords are now fourth in place in total registrations, following Angus, Simmental and Charolais registrations. In 2013, Hereford was third. C H A P r e s i d e nt D o ug M a n n reminds breeders that their “breed association is here to help promote the breed and provide information and technologies to ensure our breed’s relevance and profitability through the entire chain.” All purebred breeders supply the commercial sector with breeding stock and primarily herd sires. They also supply seedstock cattle, genetics and related technologies to cattle operations internationally.

Wit h t his, come some basic responsibilities, as follows…. DATA MANAGEMENT How much data is recorded is a personal preference and varies with each breeder, given their respective marketing plans. What separates the typical purebred operation from a commercial cow-calf operation is not so much management and animal husbandry. The difference, according to Elmhirst, is in “measur ing pounds, be it from birth to weaning or weaning to yearling…” It is also in tracking the fundamental traits that allow for reduced input costs, he says, pointing out things like calving ease, foot shape and soundness, eye and respiratory health and temperament. Elmhirst adds that DNA helps parentage verification and enhances the predictability of EPDs (expected progeny difference). As purebred breeders, Elmhirst says we also invest more in genetic progress through embryo transfer and A.I., which helps multiply the higher quality, more efficient outliers in their herd and in the breed.


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The data goes a long way toward identifying those “outliers”. “Typically, purebred breeders should be prepared to accumulate a more comprehensive amount of data,”

are or should be leaders in terms of following market signals by producing cattle for today’s market without straying from the quality and genetics that work and perform in

“There will never be enough data to ever trump the experience of cow sense.” - Billy Elmhirst. says Leachman. “Many commercial producers expect purebred breeders to make mat ing, culling and per for mance benchmarks that ensure the bulls available to them for purchase should have little risk in meeting their breeding objectives.” In his Hereford Digest report, CBBC’s Michael Latimer says gathering data is one of the keys to developing sales into international markets. He says that inter national breeders requ i re b ot h p er for ma nce data (EPDs) and phenot ype infor mat ion such as bir t h weights, yearling weights and mature weights. He comments on a recent sale of one million doses of semen into Brazil by one of our genetics companies, on which the whole sale was based on EPD information. No credit is given for national championships and little attention is given to photographs. Partly due to language barriers, international sales are also often data-driven. Re-v isit ing our underly ing need for carcass quality, CHA Executive Director Stephen Scott says that all breed associations suffer from a huge lack in actual carcass data, which would provide more accurate carcass breeding tools to breeders. Scott encourages producers to find ways of following their calves through finishing, in order to secure important carcass data. He says the science of meat quality is improving and expects more tools to soon come on board. Schuepbach is one breeder who retains ownership on his calves in order to secure carcass data at slaughter. Over the years, as his daughters attest to in our feature Young Guns articles, the Schuepbachs have bred to virtually eliminate single-A and low-yield-grade cattle. “As purebred breeders, we

our [respective] environments,” says Schuepbach. The Schuepbachs track performance records in the form of cattle weights, carcass ultrasound and residual feed

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intake (RFI). Still, Schuepbach says phenotype is king, despite what epds, pedigree or any other number tells him. “If the phenotype is not up to snuff, the rest don’t matter,” he says. “Eye appeal and common sense, in our opinion, come first. If the numbers go along with it, great. If not, we might have to make some compromises.” Structural integrity of the cattle they breed is also the Leachmans’ foremost selection criteria. “We simply try to find the most

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Airriess Acres

Meet Schwarzkopf, our new exciting herdsire!

GHC SCHWARZKOPF 125E

SHF CANNON Z210C95 x GHC MISS GALAXY ET 208Z

We are excited to see his calves hit the ground come 2019! We also added herdsire GHC Dividend 48E (a Loewen All Star 4A10C son) to run on our group of heifers.

Stop by anytime to see the cattle and have a visit!

Airriess Acres TREVOR & SARA AIRRIESS Box 1073 Wadena, SK SOA 4J0 Phone: 306-338-3496 Email: airriessacres@hotmail.com

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impressive appearing bulls that couple the strongest EPD tabulations possible,” says Lance. He qualifies, however, that from a long-term perspective, sires that struggle from a data standpoint only offer them diminished value and mating versatility. Lance believes that much of the consternation with EPDs stems from either single-trait selection and overshooting optimal values or from

“Our breeding program is 90 per cent phenotype and 10 per cent EPDs,” says Craig. “It’s not rocket science. Cull the opens, hard doers, bad feet, bad teats, shy milkers, bad eyes and late calvers,” he says. While fairly confident in birthweight EPDs, Craig says the “high-number cattle” don’t seem to outperform or outlast the breed average on his operation. “I could jump on the bandwagon if

“The daily management of purebred cattle – feeding, breeding and herd health - is everything.” - Bryan Latimer. low accuracies. “We don’t want to be the breeders that are behind, 10-15 years down the road, if or when commercial cattlemen deem numerical values critical to integrate more value into their feeder or fed cattle under valueadded marketing scenarios,” he adds. One operation with a tremendous commercial bull market for their consistent ly reliable genet ics is Braun Hereford R anch in Saskatchewan. The Brauns strive for balance and common sense in their use of data.

there was a broader education,” he says. “”For example, a bull with a top 10 per cent for WW and YW may produce a cow that’s too big for some ranchers’ environments. As well, a cow with a top 10 per cent breed Milk EPD may struggle to maintain body condition and rebreed in a herd which has to graze 300+ days of the year.” “We don’t worry about or follow indust r y t rends,” says Craig. “Our focus is what can make the commercial cowman money. That’s live calves in the fall. So that’s good

uddered cows that maintain body condition and wean a good calf, year after year, maintenance-free.” “There will never be enough data to ever trump the experience of cow sense,” says Elmhirst. L e a c h m a n s a y s t h at m a n y prominent operations abide by the rule of optimum trait selection, rather than chasing trends, whether or not those trends are data-driven. INTEGRITY “Breed integrity ultimately stems from breeder integ r it y,” says Bryan Latimer. “I believe that it is extremely important that breeders represent their product accurately when recording live data and are critical in their selection for physical and genetic soundness.” Good cattle, he says, are a product of breeder integrity in both selection and documentation. “As a reputable seedstock producer, we are ex pected to produce an animal that will improve a commercial cowherd, steer crop and his or her bottom line,” says Braun. “So we have to be honest with ourselves and our customers. Is the BW, WW and YW acceptable? Are the feet and udders or other production issues acceptable?” Maintaining good breeding records are also paramount to maintaining pedigrees, he adds. The integrity of the details is important, in

“Be honest with your customer, keep a sharp knife and stand behind your cattle.” - Craig Braun. phenotype as in management. “Be honest with your customer, keep a sharp knife and stand behind your cattle,” says Braun. Breed and breeder integrity involves managing the details, such as registering and transferring each animal that is sold and collecting birth and later weights on every calf, in Leachman’s words. These are elements that go into a superior product and superior customer service. EDUCATION Leachman goes one step further to suggest that purebred breeders take the responsibility of educating their buyers and commercial cattlemen on subjects such as polled/horned inheritance and heterosis. They should seek to find scenarios in which the breed can really excel and benefit their customers. 46


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“Our role in the larger industry is to promote the Hereford breed and to encourage young cattlemen and women to try the breed,” says Braun, who also underlines the importance of educating the public, when possible, about agriculture. Elmhirst agrees. “We are actively involved on boards and organizations to help educate consumers about everything from animal welfare to proper beef handling and preparation,” he says. “Being aware of the entire industry, other beef breeds and other meat sources help give our program direction.” UPHOLDING OUR VALUE PROPOSITION CBBC says our country’s “Value P roposit ion” in inter nat ional markets is supported by animal health and welfare, food safety on the farm and at slaughter, quality super ior genet ics, innovat ive and env i ronment al ly-f r iendly production practices, our beef grading system and an exceptional eating experience, among other things, all of which we might take for granted. Each and every producer supports this value proposition at home, through our interaction with public at forums and livestock shows and through participation on and contributions to our industry governing boards. “The board’s unification of breeders ultimately results in a powerful driving force that influences the beef industry,” says Bryan Latimer. THE BASICS The livestock shows and compet it ions get us toget her and inspire us all to g reater accomplishments. It’s one of the things we love about purebred cattle production – our opportunity to ‘show and tell’ - because our pride is deep. But Braun has this caveat…. “As breeders, we need to focus on uniformity and not just raising the next ‘great one’,” he says. “That requires a cowherd that is uniform in type and condition which weans off a uniform calf crop. Commercial producers gets paid a lot more for 100 steers that they can sell in one draft, versus 10 little groups. We like to look at our bull pen that way and see the uniformity.” “The daily management of purebred cattle – feeding, breeding and herd health - is everything,” says Bryan

Latimer. “The better your full-time help, the better your operation will be.” Patience is also a basic virtue for the role, in Leachman’s opinion, considering the generation interval, gestation length and prolificacy of cattle, relative to other species. “It makes assessment of genetics and matings that much more critical to succeed long-term,” he says. Considering financial and operational constraints, Leachman

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HMS Hi-Cliffe 305A Everest 10E Our Junior Herdsire

Born: Mar 6/17, BW: 77lbs, WW: 873lbs, YW: 1470lbs, Homozygous Polled

Thank you to the following who purchased bulls and females this spring: J Bar B, Reber’s Polled Herefords, Glen Zilke, Bill Potts, Barry Ptolemy, Randy Stevens, Kevin Goruick, Jim Attrux, Ryan Gronerud and Sarah Sommerfeld, and Jason Wurtz, and their families.

We would be pleased to show you our best calf crop ever. Inquire about our junior incentive program for Bonanza 2019.

HMS Hi-Cliffe Carmen & Brenda Millham Hunter, Morgan & Sydney

Box 382 Outlook, SK S0L 2N0 C: 306-867-4231 | C: 306-270-5524 E: carm.dvm@sasktel.net | W: hmshicliffe.com 47


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Main Herd Bull 2018 EHF 46E BRITISHER LAD ET 6B DOMINO STANDARD DP LAD 45 DP BRITISHER AGA 46E BRITISHER WETMORE LADY AGA 5A STANDRD LAD 656 4ET VERBEEK 656 RUSH ET 79J WINDY-HILL 70S PRINCESS 735W

(owned with Verbeek Herefords)

Thanks to all who purchased bulls and females in the past year. 2018 Calves by ERA 6B, coming 2 yr olds by AMNY 82A, also in use is ERA 35E.

TOM BASNETT Ph/Fax: 780-685-2102 Box 41 Eureka River, AB T0H 1K0 Cell: 780-834-8170 tjbasnett@gmail.com From the corner of Hwy 64 and #730, go 11 km N. on #730, 1.6 km W. and 4 km N. on Range Rd. 54

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• Fertility • Calving Ease • Balanced Growth • Carcass Quality

Herd Sires • BP 87Z Standard Lad 130B • DCR 713 Kootenay 247 • BP 23A Cracker Jack 149C • BP 945W Silverado 165Z • BBSF 465Y Boyd 78B • JDH TS 20W Cracker Jack 23A • Hills-Galore 36T 605 Easy 10B • Bar-RZ 56X Cassius Clay 83C • BP 78B John Wayne 126D • BP 118A Vice Admiral 63D

Production Sale

Tuesday November 27 At the Ranch

BAR-RZ 56X CASSIUS CLAY 83C BP 87Z STANDARD LAD 130B

2016 FARMFAIR CHAMPION FEATURE SIRE AT OUR 2018 SALE

Stop by the Ranch anytime to tour the cowherd and view our sale offering

Jay Cross Andrew & Emma Cross Ph: 403-978-2767 jay@barpipe.com Doug & Judy Finseth Ph: 403-852-3865 doug@barpipe.com

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Turn W on Elizabeth ST 5 km W of Okotoks AB

www.barpipe.com

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LAMPORT’S POLLED HEREFORDS Since 1942

Bull Power backed by Cow Power

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR 2018 BUYERS Heifers for sale by private treaty. LAMPORT’S Y12 DOZER 33D

Sire: MOUNT DIFFICULT FELLIS Y12 Dam: LAMPORT’S VICTOR LASS 32B

Owned with Stankievech Ranches . A Unique pedigree for excelling in carcass traits, shortening gestation length, adding pigment, improving testicle size and adding thickness. 33D has an impressive first calf crop here and has been used extensively in our program again this year. Tested Homozygous Polled (Semen Packages Available). EPDs

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Sire: LAMPORT’S Y12 DOZER 33D Dam: TCF KLR 82 SHE’S A DIME 424B A very impressive son of 33D that displays all the same traits as his outstanding sire. 84lb Birth weight. Dam is a strong producing female, purchased from the Cliff’s Farm.

REMITALL-W RAINMAKER ET 14E

Sire: KCL WPF THE PROFESSOR 7110ET Dam: REMITALL-WEST MARVEL ET 76Y

Owned with Remitall West. Our pick of the 2017 Remitall West Production Sale. 14E displays what we think is an ideal carcass type. Looking forward to his first calf crop. EPDs

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lamportspolledherefords.com Rocky-View County, Alberta

Brad & Christine Lamport 403-226-0450


The Idea is EXCELLENCE XTC 8L SUNRISE 66N MHH 66N SUNRISE LAD 31S MHH 22L VIKING LASS 29N Sire: C 31S EXPLOSIVE 45X VEDAN 180H SABRE LAD 110K C 110K MISS VEDAN 72N C 80G L MS STANDARD STAR 134K STR STD 87D DOMINO LAD 67F SNS 67F SKY GENERATOR 139L SNS 93B GENERATOR LADY 62D Dam: CARLRAMS 139L SPARK 175U PDHR 38E SILVER LAD 20J CARLRAMS 20J DUSTER SPARK 60P CARLRAMS DUSTER LASS 80H EPDS

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CARLRAMS C45X EXPLOSIVE 371B {DLF IEF HYF} MHH 66N SUNRISE LAD 31S C 31S EXPLOSIVE 45X C 110K MISS VEDAN 72N Sire: CARLRAMS C45X EXPLOSIVE 371B SNS 67F SKY GENERATOR 139L CARLRAMS 139L SPARK 175U CARLRAMS 20J DUSTER SPARK 60P MHH 262B VOLTAGE LAD 19L JHR 19L VOLT LAD 5S JHR 226J GEN STAR LASS 68L Dam: SSNS 5S STANMORE GIRL 28X AGA 22B RED STANMORE 40L SNS 40L RED PRAIRIE LASS 29P SNS 67F PRAIRIE SKY LASS 96M EPDS

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SNS 371B EXPLOSIVE LAD 23E Visitors welcome anytime!

Scott Nixdorff & Sons

“The Idea Is Excellence”

Rob: (403) 948-2569 Paul: (403) 935-4334 Cell: (403) 510-2687 Fax: (403) 935-3576 Scott: (403) 948-5232 Email: sns@efirehose.net R.R. 2, Airdrie, AB T4B 2A4

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As Alberta’s largest agricultural show, Farmfair International has been helping you buy, sell and connect for 45 years and will continue to be a part of your big deal. • Legends of the Fall – Nov. 7 • Hereford Genes Gala – Nov. 8 • Western National Hereford Show – Nov. 9 • Prospect Steer & Heifer Show – Nov. 10 • Bull Pen Show and Commercial Cattlemen’s Day – Nov. 10

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StromSmoe HerefordS and Black anguS MATERNAL EXCELLENCE and CARCASS QUALITY 34th Annual Production Sale TUESDAY December 4, 2018 at the Ranch CL1 Domino 5110C

We have some excellent calves on the ground and are using these same bulls once again. CL1 Domino 5110C - The $130,000 high selling bull in Cooper’s 2016 sale. He sired the $40,000 Lot 1 bull in Holden’s 2018 sale. HH Advance 5044C ET - He sold for $70,000 in Holden’s 2016 sale. He sired the $170,000 high selling Lot 1 bull in Cooper’s 2018 sale. NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET - A Hereford 10 - Trait leader! One of the thickest, most popular bulls in the breed. 3406 progeny so far.

Nyle & Vicki Ph: (403) 666-3957 Cell: 403-878-3957

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Clint

Ph/Fax: (403) 666-2186 Cell: (403) 647-6088

Skyler & Rachel Ph: (403) 928-3168


Annual Production Sale

December 6, 2018 | 1:00PM | The Ranch, Warner, AB GERBER ANODYNE 001A

R LEADER 6964

-Leads categories in the multi sire evaluations by the AHA. -Light Birthweight calves that excel in WW and YW. -Great sons with long bodies that are sound footed. BW 0.3

- Super easy calving - Thick hair coats - Long bodied and smooth shouldered - Good footed calves

BW 1.5

WW YW M TM Fat REA Marb 61.0 105.2 26.5 57.0 0.005 0.71 0.37

JEN 195T SILVER 30Z

WW YW M TM Fat REA Marb 67.6 110.4 26.8 60.6 0.085 0.48 0.14

LCI 028X SENSATION 219B

-Top EPD’s in every category - Light birth weight calves and good performance - Loving the freckle faces he’s thrown in his females

- So much Pigment - Amazing hair coat

BW 1.5

BW WW YW M TM Fat REA Marb 2.1 40.6 58.3 16.3 36.6 -0.015 0.16 -0.08

Offering:

WW 67.5

YW 88.2

M TM Fat REA Marb 40.6 74.4 0.015 0.64 0.20

15 Horned and 10 Polled Long Yearling Bull

&

40 Angus Bull Calves

Sale Date Visit Us Online @ doenzranches.net Dec 6, 2018 - 1PM Brad & Veronica Doenz

@ The Ranch, Warner, AB with video!

Brad 403.642.7694

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Veronica

403.642.7582

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Nelson 403.642.7696

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Wisdom Galore

The Business and Cow Sense Inside the Pawlitza Family Hereford Operation By Judy Finseth

Fre elanc e C ont r ibu t ing Wr i ter

Alvin regularly picks up the phone and chats at length with fellow breeders and customers with a genuine interest in their herds and their unique challenges at any given time – weather and otherwise. He’s excited talking about industry news but more specifically about cow lines and the influence of particular bulls. You might also see him and MaryKate out at our big North American stock shows like Agribition in Regina or the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, pounding the pavement, exhibiting their best cattle and making waves in the marketplace with their Polled Herefords. They have also ventured in to town a lot with their children – Julia (24), Georgia 56

(14) and Alex (16), allowing them their own experience of “marketing cows in town.” Many readers might know the experience. It is in stark contrast to the quiet rolling hills near Abbey, Saskatchewan – 42 miles of dirt road north off the Trans-Canada - where the Pawlitzas ride their pastures on horseback or in Gators with their faithful dogs, checking or moving cows. Hills Galore Stock Farms has an innovat ive market ing st rateg y combined with practical cowboy economics, both of which are key factors in the operation’s continued success. On the edge of the Sandhills in Southwest Saskatchewan, the soil tends to be light. Average precipitation in the area is only 12

to 15 inches. This includes snow. Hills Galore cows start grazing tame grass between the 10th and 15th of April. They are not swath grazed but pastures are stockpiled in order to get them to the following New Year, shortly after Christmas time. “That’s what makes our place work,” said Alvin. “We must have cattle that can get out and hustle; not hang around waiting for me to come with the tractor!” Mary-Kate’s Angus herd runs with the Herefords and she admits that it took a couple years for them to acclimate to the ranch’s longer grazing season. Now all the black cows have been bred and raised on the ranch and are managed the same as their Hereford herdmates.


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Hills Galore Stock Farm Temperament is an impor tant consideration for both breeds on this family operation. Son Alex and daughter Georgia help with chores. At one point, the average age of the staff was 12 years old. For that reason, anything with a questionable attitude is culled. “They’re supposed to be domestic livestock,” says Alvin. “If I want wildlife, I’ll find something else to raise. That’s one thing we really focus on and one thing we’re proud of. We can go in the two-year-old bull pen and they don’t run off to the far corner.” Low maintenance cows are also part of their expectation. “We’re breeding 250 Hereford and Angus cows,” says Mary-Kate. “You cannot babysit pairs. They’ve got to be able to get up and get that

calf going and look after it and the cattle we market have to work in an environment that is probably bigger than ours with even less management.” Raising cattle to fit the environment and keeping the workload and feed costs down are management goals. Alvin points out that margins are low, so input costs are well scrutinized. And while an extended grazing season might reduce those costs, Alvin also sees it as an opportunity to evaluate the efficiency of his cowherd. “If you g ive t hem absolutely everything, then you aren’t evaluating your genetics to find out which ones can take it and which ones can’t,” he says. “Hard-doing cows end up going out of here because they’ll either eliminate themselves or I’ll eliminate

them because they can’t cut it.” Alvin likes to f ind bulls from programs that test their genetics in a similar way. “If you want to buy a herd bull, you should also look at the range bull pen that breeder has for sale,” says Alvin, who wants to see consistency throughout. The main marketing goal of Hills Galore is to sell a pen of 50 to 60 high-quality bulls annually. The bulls are turned out to graze in the summer and are brought back in mid-September to be fed to gain slowly. Most of their bull customers don’t turn bulls out until June or July. Because bulls are sold privately off the ranch, as opposed to hosting a sale, those bulls don’t have to be pushed hard. “We think the bulls are smarter

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Mary-Kate Robertson and Alvin Pawlitza

because they’ve had to graze for the summer and be more independent,” say s A lv i n. “ They look af ter themselves better when they go out to breed as “twos” because they haven’t been on the gravy train all summer.” According to customer demand, all Hereford bulls sold will have a birthweight under 95 pounds. “Anything heavier,” says Mary-Kate, “and we don’t keep them; we cut them!” Mary-Kate does acknowledge that consideration for calving ease must be combined with growth performance. “The lighter birthweight bulls still have to measure up with the rest of the bulls,” she says. Hills Galore star ted Record of Performance (ROP) testing in 1974. Alvin recalls that back then, the heaviest bull calf was 554 pounds at weaning. Hardly a bull would make the bullpen at that weight now, unless he was sired by a lightweight heifer bull or was a late-born calf. Average bull calf weight off the cows is now in high 700s to over 900 for the higher performers. “Pound-wise, you’ve earned yourself a lot money, because we are still running on the same pastures,” he says, adding that bull buyers who spend an extra $1,000 or so on bulls

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Alex, Georgia and Julia Pawlitza

with more performance, will affect both their sale cattle and their females. “I want to see how my calves come off the cows, off grass, whether it is a tough year or not,” says Alvin. Over his career in the cattle business, Alvin thinks all the breeds have made huge progress in terms of performance. The economic benefit is self-evident, he says.

earlier than expected is the easiest way to decrease birthweight and calving issues.” Breeding goals are similar for both the Angus and Hereford cows. “You have to be realistic when you evaluate your cows,” says Alvin. “If I think a sire line needs more growth, I’ll try to go that direction.” Nevertheless, they still try to keep birth weights uniform while trying to

They have also ventured in to town a lot with their children – Julia (24), Georgia (14) and Alex (16), allowing them their own experience of “marketing cows in town.” “Increasing weaning and yearling weights on the same ration - that’s dollars back in your pocket and is the biggest increase you can do without costing yourself any money,” says Alvin. Artificial insemination (A.I.) plays a significant role in the Hills Galore breeding program, with 100-plus females in their A.I. prog ram. This program has allowed Alvin to effectively monitor length of gestation. “I really believe that short gestation cattle are worth selecting for,” he says. “Keeping calving on time or

tweak anything they have identified that needs improvement. Marketing bulls and heifers by private treaty works well for this operation. Many customers buy both their Angus and Hereford bulls from Hills Galore. Most of their female sales have been heifer calves but numbers have allowed them to offer some bred heifers more recently. Alvin says he can offer better service to customers than he would be able to if selling bulls through an auction sale. This contributes to customer retention. Bull delivery is an opportunity to do herd visits. He also maintains


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“I really believe that short gestation cattle are worth selecting for,” he says. “Keeping calving on time or earlier than expected is the easiest way to decrease birthweight and calving issues.” - Alvin Pawlitza customer contact via his phone. The Denver Stock Show has been a valuable marketing tool for the Pawlitzas. “It has opened a lot of doors,” says Alvin. “We have made lots of new contacts and now have a growing list of repeat U.S. buyers.” Alvin has shown on “the hill” in the open show but found the idea of the pen show more intriguing. “I had it in my head that we could put a pen of bulls together.” The Pawlitzas first showed in Denver in 1997 and ended up selling some walking bulls to American purebred breeders. Since then, annual sales at the Yards in Denver have been a regular part of their marketing strategy. Showing in the “Yards” at Denver in January, fits their program well, particularly for cattle that are born a little later in the spring. It also aligns well with their private treaty market for both bulls and females. They have sold bred heifers and two pens of 20 heifer calves, in addition to herd bulls, at the Denver show. That’s where it has paid off to keep their cattle competitive in terms of EPD profiles, resulting in sales that would not otherwise be possible, according to Alvin. The goal is to get number profiles above breed average while staying consistent with their phenotype and this has helped with marketing. Alvin acknowledges that closer to home, Canadian producers still tend to be more focused on actual data. But having the comparable breed data and the stats that compare individuals to the breed average does help as a tool to show prospective buyers, he says. Alvin admits to sometimes using bulls with less-than-ideal EPD profiles but he says he uses them for a specific

trait they possess. That being said, he believes that EPDs are a necessity in the mix of a breeding program. “They are something you build over a long period of time,” he says. “The mistake is to think that you can fix your numbers with one bull.” Longevity is another important goal that the Pawlitzas believe have important economic ramifications for their cowherd. Whereas the average age of their cowherd is probably five to six years, the oldest cow still in

production this year is 14 years old. “I’m quite happy to keep cows as long as I can, if they are sound and there is no drop in production,” says Alvin, who believes we should be recognizing females with production longevity. Alvin talks about what he believes to be a missed opportunity in purebred herds. “We linebreed bulls but there are some cows that also need to be linebred,” he says, citing one cow as an example.

Erin Brook Polled Herefords Check out our partnership cattle, and their heifer calves when visiting BLAIR ATHOL and ROSELAWN FARMS BLAIR ATHOL 7B MARVEL 20D BLAIR ATHOL 53U FORTUNE 68D BAR PIPE 10B MISS CAL 96D ROSELAWN PIPER 154U 62B

Thanks to Danielle Hemick, Houston, BC on her purchase of ROSELAWN E BROOK 21B 56D

Erin Brook Polled Herefords Rea & Rebecca Mahaffy 65 Guest Court St. Marys, ON N4X 1E5

226-661-0430 rannoch65@gmail.com

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August 2017 - Southwest Saskatchewan Hereford Tour

The Pawlitzas’ 757U female was an outstanding cow that Alvin purchased as a heifer calf from Glenkirk. She remained in production at Hills Galore until she was 19 years old. She was the mother of his Tank bull and can be found in his preeminent herd sire Cal’s pedigree. “Longevity - that was one reason we bought Cal,” says Alvin. “I think it’s the line breeding behind that old cow that makes these Cal daughters so consistent! Cal daughters and granddaughters are a strong thread that runs through the cowherd. Over 120 daughters and granddaughters later, I think he worked out okay,” says Alvin. The “Cal” bull was purchased from Nebraska Hereford breeders Jack and Bev Beeson. Not surprisingly, replacement heifers are selected, in large part, based on cow lines. With a uniform group of heifers to choose from, Alvin admits that his replacement female selections are based more on cow families.

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Hills-Galore 60A Classified 9D (4102 x JB 531 Braxton Cal 605U daughter)

Hazlet, Saskatchewan has been home to the Pawlitzas since Alvin’s grandfather homesteaded there in 1910, after emig rating from Czechoslovakia. Alvin farmed with his dad, who introduced the first purebred in the fall of 1959. Horned

Circle T Polled Herefords. Alvin’s father, Harold, was a grain farmer who ran both commercial and purebred cows. In the mid 1970s, when Alvin was out of school, they decided to get more serious about raising purebred cattle and by the

The Denver Stock Show has been a valuable marketing tool for the Pawlitzas. “It has opened a lot of doors,” says Alvin. “We have made lots of new contacts and now have a growing list of repeat U.S. buyers.” cows were purchased from Art Slade of Tompkins, Saskatchewan. They can still trace a herd bull – 8Z – to one of the early Slade cows that his dad bought in 1962. Polled cows arrived on the ranch as early as 1963, from the herd of Dr. Day and Dr. Lane at Winterburn. Polled genetics were also purchased from Justamere and from Walter Taylor, of

1980s, when the grain market was tough, they transitioned to even more cows. In the 1990s, they started reseeding grass in earnest and don’t currently farm any land. Inspired by their children, Alvin and Mary-Kate’s influence in purebred c i rcles has ex panded beyond their own fences. Mary-Kate was instrumental in starting the Young


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Hills Galore - Century Family Farm Award

Ranchman’s Show at Swift Current six years ago. Also involved in the Saskatchewan Junior Hereford Association, Alvin and Mary-Kate have recently stepped up to help raise funds for Bonanza 2019 – the National Junior Hereford Show - to be hosted in Weyburn. Hills Galore donated the pick of their 2018 heifer calves to the cause, which was auctioned off at the Agribition Hereford sale last fall. The next generation of Pawlitzas is already having its own impact at home. Daughter Georgia has expanded the operation slightly to include three Charolais females, after a positive experience at the Canadian Charolais Association junior show. She now awaits her first bull calf so they can add another breed to the bull pen. Georgia is a keen participant in Junior shows, including Bonanza. Their oldest daughter, Julia, received a two-year judging scholarship and attended ag college in Casper, Wyoming. She finished her degree at West Texas A & M. She currently works in Fort Scott, Kansas, but was home to help with branding this spring. Son, Alex hasn’t caught the cattle show-bug like the rest of the family but he is reliable at home, doing chores. Alvin credits Alex with incredible stock sense and says he excels at sorting cattle. Together, the Pawlitzas have carved their own niche in the Polled Hereford business in Canada and the U.S. and as their display on the Saskatchewan Hereford tour proved last summer, they have a great group of females and bulls to continue moving their program forward.

Junior Herd Sire & High Selling Polled Hereford bull for $41,000 at the Agribition Sale 2017

Females Bred To HAROLDSON’S AH 6964 ENCORE 4E

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Females Sired By ANL BCL 521X VICTOR 4A FCC Z400 CROSSFIRE 9B

CONTACT US ABOUT OUR SALE OFFERINGS Ian & Margaret Haynes Box 31065 Regina, SK S4R 8R6

P: (306) 545-3992 F: (306) 545-3992 C: (306) 533-6855

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DCR 713 Kootenay 308

BAR-RZ 37C EVEREST 32E

BAR-RZ 19Z BEAUTY 20B Bull Calf by: BAR-RZ 56X CASSIUS CLAY 83C

(Young AI Sires)

BAR-RZ 6964 EARL 50E

Owned by Chestermere Herefords & Durbin Creek Ranch

Owned by Crone Herefords

2018 Calves Sired By: J-BAR-B 106A CAPTIVATE 37C BAR_RZ 56X DEVOIR 38D BAR-RZ 56X CASSIUS CLAY 83C

BAR-RZ 70B DAWSON 47D R LEADER 6964 ANL C HAR T100 TAHOE ET 23B

NJW 73S W18 HOMEGROWN 8Y ET DCR 713 Kootenay 308

A special thank you to Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. for allowing us to guest consign in their sale the past 20 years!

Grandpa Stu and Holly this spring checking the cows!

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Stuart and Sherri Zoeteman Box 532 Fort Macleod AB, T0L 0Z0 Ph 403-553-2687 Cell 403-330-6490 Fax 403-553-2699 Email barrz2@telus.net

Visitors Always Welcome! Ranch location: 9 miles East of Fort Macleod on Hwy 3 RR 250 and 3 miles North on Pearce Road


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The Doerksen Family Fertility

Longevity

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Low Maintenance

The Pedigrees are Similar, The Cattle Consistent.

We believe coW size is one of the primary factors in determining profitability in the coW herd. We continue to breed moderate-framed cattle that can help you improve your profit per acre!

FORAGE DEVELOPED

PCC OH AXEL 9516A

GEMSTONE 719T LAD 145B

KGA 125R LAD 53A

AJPD 135R LASS 140W

Dam of 53A and 145B (at least 15 cows in her pedigree that produced past 10 years of age)

Call or Stop In for a Visit and Tour the Cattle

4th Annual Gemstone Cattle Hereford & Angus Bull & Female Sale December 5, 2018 | Bow Slope Auction | Brooks, AB | 1:00PM Daniel & Kimberly Doerksen

P.O. Box 13 Gem, Alberta, T0J 1MO Res: (403) 641-2886 Cell: (403) 633-0530 Email: daniel@gemstonecattle.com

Arno & Wanda Doerksen

P.O. Box 1 Gem, Alberta, T0J 1MO Res: (403) 641-2498 Cell: (403) 363-0253 Email: arno@gemstonecattle.com

www.GEMSTONECATTLE.com

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This Years Bulls Kickin’ Up Dust Payback Calves

PAYBACK M 47F

M 1F RED RIBSTONE 63D

SENSATION M 44F

Herd Bulls

BK SENSATION 5021 ET

SNS 10A WESTERN LAD 2D

Herd Bulls in use this year: H Payback 3092 ET, MH 4119 Advance 6100, BK Sensation 5021 ET, T Bar K 94B Ribstone 12E, SNS 10A Western Lad 2D

Thank you to our recent buyers: Misty Valley Farms, Fenton Hereford Ranch, Rocking G Land and Cattle, Church Ranches, Garilyn Morris, Stretch Limousine Farms, Ayrey Hereford Farm, Miles Knauft, Miller Ranches Ltd., Rick Jorgensen, Pipeline Grazing Co-op, Ron Guenthner, Berry Hereford Ranch, Baron Ranch, Remount Grazing, Clinton & Daryl Brost. MERLE & NEELTJE WYATT AND FAMILY Tel: 403-534-2277 Cell: 403-485-8289 Jessica’s Cell: 403-485-0237 Box 30, Arrowwood, Alberta T0L 0B0 Email: mnwyattfarms@gmail.com 64


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Registered and Commercial Horned Herefords Box 25, Landis, Saskatchewan S0K 2K0 Email: grltd@yourlink.ca Bill & Luke (306) 658-4750 Dustin (306) 951-0034

Wes, Bernie, Cody & Austin Phone: (306) 658-4535 Cell: (306) 948-9663

We only breed what we believe in...Quality Herefords.

THANK YOU TO THE BUYERS OF OUR BULLS, PUREBRED AND COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

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FCI HereFords

Cow Power!

25 years of careful selection using the best cow makers in the breed.

Quality runs deep in our program!

I FC VED O PR P A

I FC VED O PR P A

FCI R117 MISS RIB EYE 3Z

(Rib Eye 117)

I FC VED O PR

(P606)

FCI MISS VICTOR 3B

(Global 50S)

I FC VED O PR

(FCI Limited Edition 91P)

AP

FCI MARVEL 1A

(Victor 719T)

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FCI P606 MISS BOOMER 2Z

(Victor 719T)

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(Sensation 028X)

FCI RUBY 30S

I FC VED O PR

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FCI MISS SENSATION 39Z

FCI P606 MISS BOOMER 12Z

I FC VED O PR

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FCI MOONSHINE 14Z

I FC VED O PR P A

AP

(P606)

FCI GABRIELA 1C

(Masterpiece 0220)

Breed the Best, Forget the Rest

The Best in Horned and Polled Genetics FCI Herefords Olivier Isabel 66

181 Rte St-Cecile Ph: 418-486-7786 St-Romain, QC G0Y 1L0 Cell: 819-582-0786

Follow us on Facebook www.fcihereford.com


CHANGING OF THE GUARDS... MOVING FORWARD WITH NEW HERDSIRES Home raised out of a momma cow that hasn’t missed for 15 years. (Longevity) Sire: FE 43T EMPEROR 72Z Dam: MVF 237K STD VOLT LASS 128N

MN 72Z DOMINO LAD 128D Disposition, bong, depth, muscle, structure... Sire: FE 63W STANDARD DOM 72A Dam: CARLRAMS 87R LASS 82Z

CR 72A LAD 302D Also in use: AGA 18Z CHOCOLATE ZOOM STAN 6C (Owned with Eureka Hereford Farms) MVF 604W STD SILVER LAD 31D MN 12A ALTA LAD 412D (Grand Dam: MVF 237K STD VOLT LASS 128N,

MVF 499X BRIT DOMINO LAD 211A (Canadian Pedigree) FE 43T EMPEROR 72Z MN 343X STD ZENTO 8533E (Canadian Pedigree)

Canadian Pedigree, Our Heifer Specialist)

Visitors always w

elcome MN Herefords

AUSTIN & MEGAN

403-200-4781 | aknixdorff@hotmail.com

R R # 2 AIRDRIE AB T4B 2A4 CLARK & CINDY NIXDORFF CHALSIE, MARVIN, KIERSTY

tel: 403-948-7559 | cell: 403-803-1584 fax: 403-948-7486 mnhereford@platinum.ca

EDNA NIXDORFF R.R. 2, Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2A4

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New Additions to our Tool Box

PCL 118U DODGE 3D M

PCL A191 EVOLUTION ET 6E

CE

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Offering by Private Treaty this Fall, your choice of 100+ bred cows from the entire herd. Please call for details, or better yet stop by to view this outstanding cowherd.

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Also in use:

PCL Zircon 719T 25Z PCL HOMEGROWN Balance 8Y 33B MHPH 521X Action 106A SHF All Star 42X A191 ANL C HAR T100 Tahoe 86 ET 23B

Doug & Wanda Mann Box 1256 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X4 P: 306.773.7136 C: 306.741.1265 E: w_mann@xplornet.ca

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Visitors Welcome

EPDs taken as of July 2, 2018


BRETON WEST HEREFORDS Since 1974

Here’s a Sample of our Breeding Program Good Cattle with Unique, Outcross Pedigrees Lamport’s G74 Calibre 3C Calibre has sired a terrific set of calves. He is very consitent at passing on his excellent skull shape, pigment, muscle and really good feet and legs. Picture taken after breeding 39 head.

BRETON WEST 48P LULLABY 131U Dam of 167B in her 10th year.

BRETON WEST 52A EARLYBIRD 13E NESP 13E is being used on heifers and can go to work for you next!

BRETON WEST 39Z BELLAIRE 164B Dam of 13E.

BRETON WEST 39Z BARLO 167B Homegrown herdsire, we are expecting his first calves this fall. His pedigree is full of so many of our top cows and families. His dam, both grand dams and one great grand dam are all still in the herd at 10, 11, 13 and 13 years of age, respectively.

Horned and Polled Bulls AND Females For Sale

Thank You! To All Our Customers

Eugene, Norma, and Leonard Poholka Ph: (780) 696-3878 Leonard’s Cell: (780) 898-9590

GE EPD

Box 325, Breton, Alberta TOC OPO Email: bretonwest@gmail.com

5 mi. W. of Breton on #616, 2 mi. S. on Rge Rd. #50, 1 mi. W. on #474, 1 1/2 mi. S. on Rge. Rd. #51, 1/2 mi. W.

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Strong Consistent Genetics Through the Generations

Hollow 81B Ralf 66E

And Sire

Riverbridge 364X Lad 81B

Hollow 38B Big Jake 25E

And Sire

Bannerlane 153Y Super STD 38B

Hollow 868Y Stella 29B with calf WLN 265F

And Calf Sire

BP 23A Cracker Jack 149C

Come by and look over the great prospects growing for our February 12, 2019 sale! The coffee pot is always on!

Les & Karen Holloway Ph: 403-882-3416

Cell: 403-740-0380

Anthony & Samantha Plett

Instagram: @Hollowayherefords

Located 2.5 miles east of the junction of Highway 36 and secondary highway 599 near Castor, Alberta

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Hiddenview Polled Herefords

Regina, SK

Selling 20 bred heifers in the Square-D Production Sale on Monday, October 22, Langbank, Sk.

Consigning females to: Elm-Lodge Source for Success Sale - September 15, 2018 Fall Round Up Sale - September 29, 2018 Royal Elite Sale - November 3, 2018

Females that will fit into any program available for sale. Visitors are always welcome.

Paternal sisters sell October 22

Harvey Duke: 306-536-4490 Bradley Duke: 306-737-3980

Hiddenview Polled Herefords Joe & Karen Paszternak Norwood, ON Joe: 705-957-7470 Karen: 705-957-3739 karen.paszternak@gmail.com

Stan & Susan Lock

Box 215, Macklin, SK H: (306) 753-2229 C: (306) 753-7884 www.lockfarms.com Email: lockfarms@xplornet.com

Introducing our two new horned herd sires! BIG-GULLY 5001 LEVERAGE 371E

THE

PREMIER HEREFORD BULL SALE

February 4, 2019 at Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds

BBSF 383 DERBY 217D

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EVERGREEN

The Hereford Factor on Kotowich Evergreen Farms Ltd. By Jacob Onyschuk

D IREC TO R O F B U SINE S S DE V ELO PMEN T, C anadian H ere ford A s s o ciat ion

The Hereford-Simmental cross is what the Kotowichs stake their reputation on. The Hereford bull is king here. When buying bulls, Paul and Dennis shop like purebred breeders do. They want to use the best of the best and feel there is value in spending top dollar to get the best available genetics. When chatting with Paul, he makes it clear that the main reason they will spend $15,000.00 to $20,000.00 for top-end bulls is because that caliber of a bull will have a tremendous impact on the genetics of their herd. He believes that by purchasing the best that a breeder has to offer, it should follow that their customers will know the replacement heifers they are buying are from elite genetics. Evergreen Farms Ltd. is owned by the Kotowich family in St. Paul County, Alberta. The farm is a commercial cow-calf and backg rounding operation that specializes in producing F1 HerefordSimmental replacement females.

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Originally established by Eva and the late Frank Kotowich, the farm is now run by the second and third generation. Two of Eva and Frank’s sons currently live and work on the farm with their families. Paul and his wife Sharon, with their children - Jonathan, Kristin and Rebecca help manage the 600-cow and 6,500acre operation, along with Dennis, his wife Gisele and their children Megan, Tyson and Brooke. Like many farming families, the Kotowichs were happy to open their doors for a tour of their operation. They were also happy to share why the Hereford bull works so well for them and why they see value in purchasing the top bulls available on the market. When Paul and Dennis first became involved with the farm business, they inherited around 150 cows. Since 1993, they have grown their cow numbers to over 600. About 85 cows are Black Angus-Simmental while the remaining 515 are Hereford-Simmental. The product for

which they are best known is their top-quality white-face replacement heifers. This F1 cross is achieved by breeding their Hereford influence cows to traditional Simmental bulls and Simmental-looking cows to horned Hereford bulls. These replacement females are born, starting January 20th and calving continues for roughly 65 days. The Kotowich’s are okay with a slightly long calving season simply because they have so many cows to calve in such a short period of time. Cows are calved indoors in which a loafing area can hold 160 cows. Up in an enclosed mezzanine in the barn, the Kotowich on calving duty watches the cows, checks calving cameras and takes a break when opportunity allows, until the next family member comes to take their place. Calving ‘storms’ that involve upwards of 25 calves in a day is what the busy season looks like. Paul, Dennis, and Gisele each alternate 8-hour shifts during that season in order to keep calving losses at a


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minimum. Once a cow calves, she is moved into her own respective pen for a day or two, depending on weather, in order to mother-up before being moved to a larger group outside. The larger groups will get up to 40 pairs before another group is started. Keeping the pairs in smaller groups helps to eliminate the spread of disease. Cow comfort is incredibly important to the operation, so bedding of the calving pens and calf shelters is a

feed calves when they are on grass but it’s also good to see how they perform without it,” says Paul. In November, steer and heifer calves are weaned and sorted into backgrounding pens by weight. The 50-60 heifers they plan to keep for themselves are put into one pen, while about 175 replacement heifers that they will market are sorted into other pens. Those that don’t make the cut as replacements are sorted into another pen.

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March. All replacement heifers are sold through the North Central Livestock (NCL) market in Vermilion, Alberta. The Kotowich’s have had many requests to sell heifers privately but the brothers believe that selling through an auction setting is the most fair way to do it. Many of their top-end heifers are picked up by other operations that will breed them and then sell them as bred heifers a year later. The steers are managed similarly but are pushed harder on feed. The steers are sold in February though NCL in Vermilion, weighing an average of 975 lbs. The steers are typically bought by two or three of the same buyers every year. The buyers know the quality of the Kotowich steers and know they are crossed well. Marketing Hereford-cross heifers as replacements has been the secret to success for the Kotowichs. According to Paul, it is not uncommon for their heifers to out-sell their steers, on average. “This isn’t because our steers are

The cows are main contributors to the farm operation and are the reason, in some years, that they are able to purchase new equipment or expand grain operations. must. The Kotowich family is often questioned why they grow so much barley. The main reason, according to Paul, involves their need for straw for cow bedding. He believes that they need to take the best care possible of their cows and isn’t afraid to bed a little heavy or feed a little extra. The cows are main contributors to the farm operation and are the reason, in some years, that they are able to purchase new equipment or expand grain operations. After making it through calving season and before being turned out to grass, the cows are sorted into breeding groups. When it comes to breeding time, according to Dennis, there is a lot of sorting to do to match the right bulls to the right cows. Their goal is to produce uniform groups of calves with very specific markings. They explain that the market demands Red-White-Face females, preferably with significant pigment around the eyes. Similarly marked steers always bring a premium in their large groups. When on grass, the calves are not creep fed. They get access to some creep feed with decox earlier in their first months, when they are still around the farm but once turned out to grass, the cows are expected to do the work. With 5,000 acres of cash crops to seed, 200 acres of corn, 300 acres of cereals to silage and 1,000 acres of hay to bale, Paul say there isn’t enough time to creep feed calves. “It’s probably a good idea to creep

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bull to do so. It is hard to find good quality white-faced heifers these days so we stick to it and continue to be successful”. Starting from scratch, would Paul and Dennis start with the HerefordSimmental cross again? They both nod “yes”.

There are also black cows on the farm. That’s because replacement heifers are all bred Black Angus. The resulting calves have “explosive vigour”, according to the Kotowich’s. Most of those calves continue to perform well and as a result, often make it into the herd. Another

When buying bulls, Paul and Dennis shop like purebred breeders do. They want to use the best of the best and feel there is value in spending top dollar to get the best available genetics.

discounted or anything like that,” says Paul. “Our steers bring a market premium themselves. The

“The Hereford cross has worked so good for us over the years, there would be no reason for us to do anything differently,” says Paul. “The Herefords themselves are quiet, hardy, and good mothers. The feet on the Hereford bulls are second to none and the breeders we buy from are some of the best to deal with.”

Market ing Hereford-cross heifers as replacements has been the secret to success for the Kotowichs. According to Paul, it is not uncommon for their heifers to out-sell their steers, on average. reason our heifers do so well is that everyone wants some Hereford in their cows but they aren’t always willing to use their own Hereford

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“The added hair of the Herefords is an additional bonus,” adds Dennis. “Its nice not to have females that are not too slick.”

reason black females are kept, is that the third generation tends to prefer showing black steers in 4-H, where there is no denying a continuing trend in terms of a preference, in some cases, for black hydes. When there are calves from 600 cows to choose from, the last thing you want to do is to outsource your show steers, remarks Paul. Paul believes there is incredible opportunity for the next generation to be involved in agriculture. As the next generation of Kotowichs graduates from school, the crops and profitable Hereford-cross cattle herd will remain “Evergreen” - part of the perennially reliable business plan at Kotowich Farms, assuming they wish to take it over.


Nels & Terri Nixdorff Halvard, Adam & Coleman

RR2, Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2A4 www.yvranch.ca

Phone: 403-948-5604 Fax: 403-948-3300 Nels’ Cell: 403-510-2771 Email: bulls@yvranch.ca

YV 915W SILVER STRUCK LAD 37A EPDS

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YV 37A is quickly replacing YV Star Struck as our top performance sire. He is leaving stout, well mark calves. His mother is YV 920W and has raised 6 herd sires in use across United States and Western Canada. We have flushed her again this year and have top embryo calves born this spring. Come check them out.

YV 35X ZAM 15Z EPDS

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Check out his numbers. Zam is becoming a tremendous light birth weight bull. He produced 3 of our highest performing calves in his first calf crop. In his second calf crop we have lots of great prospects. Our high selling calf last year, YV 22C, was a Zam son that sold to G. Gustafson of Kansas, USA. Owned with Little Fort Herefords, B.C.

YV 30U MR STAN SUNSHINE ET 31A EPDS

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YV 31A was our top 30U son out of Star Struck’s mother ALNK 282P. We have great YV 31A prospects on the ground and a lot more to come in 2018.

AGA 18Z ZOOM STAN CREDITOR 77C EPDS

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ALNK 77C has sired 58 calves in his first year of breeding, they are short marked and consistent. This spring we used 77C heavily again both naturally and by AI. We have a large selection of sons out of top young cows including ET calves out of dams YV 920W, and YV 74A.

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR BUYERS NEAR AND FAR EPDs taken as of July 2, 2018

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Misty Valley Farms

THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 42ND ANNUAL SALE SO REWARDING! 2018 High Selling Bull

2018 High Selling Heifer

MVF 121A SILVER STD LASS 141D Sold to Terril Pierson, Wardlow, AB, for $6,500

MVF 604W STD SILVER LAD 31D Sold to MN Herefords, Airdrie, AB, for $10,000

MVF BUYERS 2018 Wilson Bros. & Sons, McCord, SK XTC Ranches, Eastend, SK Blair Fenton, Irma, AB Blair Bendickson, Gladmar, SK Carlrams Hereford Ranch, Cut Knife, SK Lorne & Bev Kusler, Maple Creek, SK Peggy Herman, Bindloss, AB Bar T Livestock, Earl Grey, SK Daran Eggeson, Maidstone, SK Raymore Colony, Raymore, SK Miller Ranches Ltd., Hanceville, BC Lawview Herefords, Cypress River, MB Douglas Lake Cattle Co., Douglas Lake, BC Carl Russwurm, Mildmay, ON Terril Pierson, Wardlow, AB

Sam Strande, Kamloops, BC Williamson Ranch, Mankota, SK Tide Creek Herefords, Jenner, AB MN Herefords, Airdrie, AB L-O Herefords, Heinsburg, AB Garrett Ranch, Landis, SK Leif Johnson, Turtleford, SK KJ Larre Ranching Ltd., St. Walburg, SK Pat Markevich, Waseca, SK Westgard Ranch Ltd., Sibbald, AB Bar X Ranch Inc., Kirriemuir, AB Scott Durston, Dauphin, MB Eureka Hereford Farms Inc., Eureka River, AB Robin Flicek, Neilburg, SK Darryl McMillan, Edgerton, AB

Norway Valley Farms Ltd., Heinsburg, AB Packet Ranch, Chaplin, SK Kerry Flegel, Maidstone, SK Sugarloaf Ranch Ltd., Kamloops, BC Roger Suteau, Sonningdale, SK Grant Taillieu, Tomahawk, AB Ashley White, Beaverlodge, AB Bradley White, Beaverlodge, AB Lisa White, Beaverlodge, AB Steven White, Beaverlodge, AB Willow Flat Ranch, St. Walburg, SK EZ Ranching, Mervin, SK Crandall Ranching, Winnipegosis, MB Simpson Ranching Ltd., Calgary, AB Gerald Tait, MacDowall, SK

These excellenT sires are currenTly in use in The MisTy Valley purebred herd:

RC 51S MAGNUM LAD 51Y RUT 30U CLASSIC LAD 44Z LO 166W ASTER LAD 46Z TIDE-CREEK 163X MUSI LAD 56A C 24U RED ARROW 81A LBH 106T STANDARD 121A BBSF 40X ATTACKER 207A

MVF 656 STANDARD LAD 3B LBH 335X SUPER RIB 63B MVF 656 STD RANCHER LAD 505B MN 128 STANDARD 517B T-BAR-K 4W GUNNER 53C XTC 40W THOR 70C

ZZB 74Z RED DANDY 84C AGA 203Y GREGORY PETE 86C AGA 15H BRIT CHAUFF ET 107C PINE-BUTTE 69Y SILVR BRIT 164C EHF 6B BRIT LAD 49D CR 10B LAD 109D

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 43RD ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 2019 Harold & Alice

Ph: 306-893-2783 Cell: 306-893-7225

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Mark & Tracy Carter & Lincoln mvf@sasktel.net R. R. #1 Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0

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Ph: 306-893-2737 Cell: 306-893-7365

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Herd bull lineup for 2018

CHSF 52U BRIAN 5Y - Our performance and carcass trait leader He continues to sire quality bulls and productive females with superior teat and udder quality

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Polled Herefords since 1961

CHSF 16B DYNASTY 3E - Harley son out of a very nice young two-year old

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CHSF 5Y WESTCOTT 9E - High selling bull at the 2018 Mountainview Bull Sale. Purchased by Circle S Ranch

Thank you to all our visitors, and our bidders and buyers this past year

George Astleford Donna Beutler Bri-Anne Stock Farms Ltd. Circle S Ranch Diamond M Stock Farms Ltd. Harvey & Bradley Duke Harry G Krause

Marshall Farms Larry Maxwell Allen Murphy Myalta Polled Herefords John Taylor Garry & Kristine Titford

BAR-RZ 37Z EVEREST 32E - 2017 Hardisty Champion Co-owned with Durbin Creek Ranch and Bar-RZ

The Bricker Family

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HAROLDSON’S TOTEM 200Z 5D The NATIONAL Reserve Grand Champion Bull.

Thank you to all of our buyers this past year. Special thank you to Copper Creek Ranch for their selection of NCX MISS FRANCINE 3F.

Dennis & Andrea Babiuk Gabrielle Cheremshynski Cell: (780) 603-1079 Email: ncx@xplornet.ca Box 102, Brosseau, AB T0B 0P0

Watch for our consignments to: Agribition Sale, Regina - November 22 First Choice Female Sale, Camrose - December 8

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Breeding the Right Kind Leading Genetics in Feed Efficiency

Through several years of Residual Feed Intake (RFI) testing, LBH Genetics are rising to the top. The 5 bulls pictured are the top RFI Sires listed in the Canadian Sire Summary with above 20% accuracy. We encourage you to get some feed efficiency in your herd. We like to help!

K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K

LBH 157K RIBSTONE 40W

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LBH 38Z GUINNESS 270B

LBH 268P STANDARD 438Z

A special thank you to the following purebred breeders for purchasing LBH genetics for their top herds: Doenz Ranches Ltd. - LBH 270B GUINNESS 423D James E. Newton - LBH 39T STERLING 107D

Deanfield Ranch - LBH 40W RIBSTONE 57D Megan & Claude Wasden - LBH 265Y STANMORE 48D

And our Female Customers: Lost Lake Ranch, Megan Wasden, Mark Law, Errol Verbeek, Gary Seutter, Blair Fenton

Bulls, Semen, Embryos and Females for Sale at all Times Andy & Margaret Schuepbach Ruth, Michelle and Daniel Phone: (403) 625-4693 Email: andy@lilybrookherefords.com Cell: (403) 625-6316 www.lilybrookherefords.com Fax: (403) 625-1500

Box 2044, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0

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Raymond & Mona Chittick C: 780-778-0150 84

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Diamond T Herefords Welcomes the 2018 East Central Bull Sale Champion to our herd: FE 2B RANCHLAND 8D

We are impressed with the calves from our pick of the 2017 Ulrich Bull Sale: AGA 67X CYBER EXPRESS 70C

Also in use: GR 217W STD Lad 437A and Diamond-T 5A Lad 21D

Many thanks to our 2018 ECBS buyers Bob Richards, Quentin Motley (Bar Diamond) and Doug Anderson.

Tim & Dianne Westerlund

Phone: 403-664-0054 or 403-664-0191 Email: diamondt@netago.ca

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DEANFIELD 535Y STANDARD 7D 81st Williams Lake Bull Sale Grand Champion, selling to Lois and Cliff Hinsche, 141 Mile Ranch, 150 Mile House, BC

Special thanks to our buyers and bidders at the Williams Lake Bull Sale and also to private treaty buyers. Bob & Colleen Gowans & Family 4165 Gowan Road Kamloops, BC V2C 6W4

DEANFIELD 535Y STANDARD 7D

Phone: 250.573.4088 email: deanfieldranch@yahoo.ca 85


TOPHAT COWS WITH JANUARY DOWNHOME CALVES

NJW 73S W18 DOWNHOME 21ZET

HARVIE TOPHAT 92T

DOWNHOME HEIFERS WITH CLASSIFIED APRIL CALVES

LEVELDALE CLASSIFIED 53B 2D

William and Audrey Lyons 10893 Mill Rd. RR 7, St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T2 Phone: 519-764-9560 Cell: 519-639-8991 Fax: 519-764-9615 Email: ablyons41@gmail.com 86


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H WR SUBSTAINABLE 5511 ET Grand Champion Horned Hereford Bull Lloydminster, Agribition and Fort Worth

RG 5511 PIXIE ET 707E

H ADVANCE 7115 ET

Grand Champion Horned Hereford Female, Agribition

Member of 2018 Champion Carload in Denver

Owned with Hoffman Ranch

Owned with Hoffman Ranch and Holden Herefords

Rocking G Land & Cattle Gull Lake, SK

Dave Dennis (403) 815-3161

Warren Girodat (306) 671-7035 Email: girodat1@sasktel.net

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RIVERBRIDGE 313A LAD 31D

RIVERBRIDGE 753W LASS 49A

SALE BULLS SIRED BY: RUT 42W RED LAD 74A AGA 127Y YES ARCHIBALD 313A RIVERBRIDGE 28S LAD 33B LBH 236U RIBSTONE 364X A GROUP OF BRED REGISTERED AND COMMERCIAL HEIFERS CARRYING THE SERVICE OF DW SENSATION LAD 18D ARE FOR SALE. SIRES IN USE LPG 73B DON LAD 16D

RIVERBRIDGE 313A LAD 31D

DW SENSATION LAD 18D

LBH 171A RIBSTONE 497C

PAHL 37W CHAPS 64C

MANCHESTER 21X MOMENTUM 445B

Senior Champion Calgary Bull Sale

Douglas Lake Cattle Company Roworth & Cameron Ranch Dan LaClare Lorne & Bev Kusler DW Herefords

Calving ease and high performance

THANK YOU TO LAST YEAR’S BUYERS

DAVID & MAXINE Phone: (306) 893-2838 e-mail: riverbridge @ sasktel.net

Herman’s Horned Herefords O D Resources Wally LaClare Harmel Farms Inc

Terry Wiltermuth Mike Ballan Hult Farms Gregory & Heather Eppich

DONNIE & KERRY Phone (306) 893-2548

MAIDSTONE, SASKATCHEWAN

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RUT 1Y LANDLORD LAD 9B

Other Bulls Being Used: BR STANMORE 218C, HH ADVANCE 6244D, RUT 204X RED CLASSIC LAD 66C, SGC 814Y RED DIAMOND 27C, RUT 69E HAWKEYE 36B

Thank you to all the buyers at the Calgary and Veteran bull sales, First Choice Sale and off the ranch!

Ken and Michele Rutledge and Family (780) 888-3644 90

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Faces & Perspectives of a New Generation

Young Guns XVII By Catherine Brown

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Ruth Schuepbach Claresholm, AB

Michelle Schuepbach Claresholm, AB

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feature story Ruth Schuepbach Like her father, Andy, Ruth loves her cows. Her father once told his French teacher that he didn’t need to learn French to talk to cows. Originally from Switzerland, the Schuepbach family spoke a Swiss-German dialect in a country whose official languages also include French, Italian and German. Ruth can understand Swiss-German and while not fluent, she can speak it, when necessary. She was born in Canada, as was her younger sister Michelle (25) and her brother Daniel (16). Cow culture - and cow language - is what they all know best. Ruth’s own purebred Hereford herd numbers 27 cows – representing one cow for every year of her life, as it happens. But that number will soon be around 30+ cows, she says. It is managed along with the larger Lilybrook herd – the operation belonging to her parents Andy and Margaret, of whom both Ruth and Michelle speak very highly, with a deep respect and affection, as their most powerful influences and mentors growing up. For the last four years, Ruth has largely been helping run the family ranch, on calving duty and moving and sorting cows. In the ranch office, she has taken the responsibility for all of the data entering, registering calves, processing transfers and all other necessary Hereford Association business and paperwork. She took an A.I. course two years ago and is warming up

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to breeding cows and otherwise assists her dad in the process. Just under 300 of the 500-plus cowherd are bred artificially each year. Aside from the family, there is one fulltime hired man year-round and another that Ruth with the high selling bull at the 2011 Calgary Bull Sale. works through calving season. sales that first year. A cousin of Margaret’s works part- The Lilybrook operation now time in the shop. registers the most Herefords Margaret’s father, Hans Ulrich, annually of any herd in Canada. came to Canada in the 1950s, Primarily a purebred Hereford where he started managing the operation, they also run a few cattle herd of Dr. Armend in British commercial cows. They ultrasound Columbia. Hans and his family all yearling bulls and heifers for eventually bought the Canadian carcass traits and stick to strict land and cattle, ultimately landing selection criteria. Ownership is in southern Alberta. retained on all market calves, Andy came to Canada from

“I invested a lot of hours and work into the cows for the past 20 years. I just can’t say goodbye to them.” Switzerland at 19 years of age, in the mid-eighties, to work for Hans, where he eventually met and married Hans’ lovely daughter Margaret. In the year 2002, the family split operations between Margaret’s brother Peter (Ulrich Hereford Ranch) and the Schuepbachs (Lilybrook Herefords). The operation grew from there, with the Schuepbach kids becoming more and more involved, experiencing all of the ups and downs of cattle markets as the family worked hard to survive BSE-affected markets. Ruth recalls bringing home all but a couple bulls that sold from the bull

which are fed at Kasko Feedlot. That arrangement allows them access to carcass data which is then later collected on these cattle at slaughter. Ruth is proud of the fact that over the years, they have bred to virtually eliminate single-A and low-yield-grade cattle. Lilybrook sells about 100 purebred bulls annually. They keep back about 100 replacement heifers and sell another 60 to 100 heifers annually. They have a tight A.I. window of 12 days, for cows that have calved by the end of February. Others are turned out as soon as possible with bulls. Their pasture is all on owned lands with the exception of dry years when additional pastureland is rented nearby. Crops such as hay and ensiled barley are put up strictly for cattle feed. Growing up, Ruth always thought in a traditional sense, assuming that her brother Daniel would eventually come home after school to run the family operation. But when she was honest with herself, she couldn’t


LFH SCRIPT 29Z

BW +5.7 WW +59.9 YW +104.0 M +32.4 TM +62.4 FAT +0.014 REA +0.53 MARB -0.01

This bull is as stout as they come, and he has some of our best calves every year. His daughters have nice udders, and milk well.

MW DAKOTA LAD 62A

BW +5.2 WW +63.5 YW +93.6 M +24.8 TM +56.6 FAT +0.054 REA +0.37 MARB +0.23

Siring cattle with eye appeal. His first daughters are raising strong calves.

LFH ATLAS 62A 69D

LFH BRONCO 7Y 99C

BW +6.6 WW +60.4 YW +96.2 M +21.3 TM +51.5 FAT -0.006 REA +0.26 MARB +0.05

His first calves are standouts. He was used much harder this year.

LFH STAR STRUCK 915W 29D

BW +2.7 WW +44.1 YW +71.1 M +29.5 TM +51.6 FAT +0.064 REA +0.17 MARB +0.29

BW +5.7 WW +63.1 YW +109.2 M +17.0 TM +48.6 FAT +0.034 REA +0.35 MARB +0.02

Used on heifers last year. His dam is one of our favourites.

One of the best Star Struck sons we have raised. EPDs taken as of July 2, 2018

BULLS IN USE BY AI

OTHER SIRES

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LFH TRACY 22C ET 69E

KGF Heifer Lot Bonanza 2017. Purchased by Nelson Hirsche Purebreds and JK Fraser Cattle.

LFH Rock Solid 32C • SNS 40W Western Lad 56B LFH Torque 382 ET 27E • Remitall-W BNC Hot Pursuit 47C LFH Goldmine 40W 50E • LBH 955W Domino 67C

The Jim Family

Horned and Polled Herefords Located 90 km North of Kamloops on Hwy 5

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Kee & Camille Jim (403) 995-3580 Kym & Sarah (403) 358-8935 Kyn & Melissa Jim (780) 897-7079

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imagine a future life without cows. “I invested a lot of hours and work into the cows for the past 20 years,” she said. “I just can’t say goodbye to them.” “My limit was 20 cows to my own name but that has changed,” says Ruth, hinting that the rules were somewhat flexible, after all. She and her siblings each have their own growing herds within the Lilybrook herd, each with their own tattoos. At the end of the year, they figure out operational costs and prorate them across the herds. Ruth has also taken charge of cataloguing for the sale bulls. She publicizes ranch news and updates on social media and Facebook and she attends all the consignment bull sales, including Calgar y and Medicine Hat. Her proudest accomplishment, to-date – one of the best things that has ever happened to her, she says – is that of selling her 53W bull at the Calgary Bull Sale for $21,000. He was the highselling bull that year. She says she has not won the buckles for show accomplishments like her brother Daniel has but she says many other good moments along her path have more than made up for it. “I enjoy going out to the sales,” says Ruth. They are places where she says she has always liked to listen and learn. She helps clean up sale bulls and heifers for videotaping and puts the hours in to edit the videos. In service to the industry, Ruth 94

has represented Alberta Hereford breeders as a director of the Alberta Hereford Association (AHA) for three years now. She had her first experience on a governing board as a director for the Alberta Junior Hereford Association (AJHA). She says she was a little older than most to start participating in the AJHA. Her parents took her to Alberta Junior Shows and then to their first Bonanza at Medicine Hat in 2008. Since then, she attended Bonanza in BC in 2009 and in Saskatchewan in 2011. When Bonanza was held in Olds, Alberta, in conjunction with the World Hereford Conference in 2012, Ruth was going to school nearby and came in to help with chores. Four years later, Ruth became one of the key Bonanza 2016 organizers, assisting chairperson Judy Finseth. Ruth primarily oversaw registration and finances for this event. Her sister Michelle also took on a major role for this event. The two of them made a huge impression with regards to the

workload and responsibility they took on for their ages, having not been out of the junior organization very long themselves. Ruth has admittedly been shy and timid, most of her life. She recalls crying through her entire first 4-H speech. This was a life-changing event for Ruth as her 4-H leader at the time, Cecilie Fleming, stood up beside her and did the speech with her, helping her get through it. This increased Ruth’s confidence and was a momentous occasion in which she felt as though she really came into her own. For the next speech, her mom offered her $5 if she could resist crying and as she spoke, she visualized that $5 over and over and ultimately did earn it. Ruth is also grateful that Judy Finseth encouraged her to become involved in organizing Bonanza 2016. Judy also encouraged her involvement on the AHA board. In that role, Ruth stepped into her father’s boots as he had presided on the board for six years previously. The Hereford “family” of breeders,


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feature story as Ruth calls them, has generally been a big support to her, in her involvement in the industry. Ruth is also fond of the Hereford breed for its docility. She has fond memories of eight years of 4-H with her Hereford projects and says they required minimal work to break relative to other breeds. The same goes for getting bulls ready for bull sales, she says. Aside from her cattle interests, Ruth loves to read. In stark contrast to reading, Ruth says she has a whole new respect for the game of football since she has started playing tackle football. She calls it a super challenging team sport. “On the field, all 12 people need to know where every other player is and work in unison,” she says. Ruth also plays recreational basketball. If money were no object, she says, she would travel around the world. She has a dual citizenship with Switzerland and has travelled there every other year, most of her life. Ruth travelled to Europe just last year, visiting France and Austria. She calls Switzerland her second home and while she says it is beautiful there, she prefers the expansiveness of Alberta by comparison. After high school, Ruth had her sights on a career in veterinary medicine. She took pre-veterinary courses at the University of Lethbridge before realizing that a career as a veterinarian was not for her, after all. She then changed course and studied animal health to ultimately become a Veterinary Technician, doing many of her courses online through Olds College. This allowed her to continue working at home. Ruth is honoured that her dad now regularly asks her opinion. While not mechanically inclined, Ruth says her greatest skill is that of “reading” cattle. Her intuition is good and she maintains a calm when she is moving and working with cattle. Reading cattle and working with them, says Ruth, is something at which her dad is “phenomenal”. And while she says she would have a difficult time articulating her reasons for cattle selection, she says she is very confident of her ability at judging cattle for their conformation and productive abilities. Since March, Ruth has been settling into a new kind of rhythm, having

taken on full-time work off the farm as a vet-tech at a large animal pharmaceutical outlet in Lethbridge. She lives there during the week now and goes home on weekends and whenever she can, to help her family with cattle work. Lethbridge is a 45-minute drive away from home. When home, she re-unites with her Border Collie Tucker. Just four years old, Tucker has been trained, from an early age, by Ruth, starting with sheep, making special trips to visit the Finseths in Okotoks to work their dogs together. Ruth is also admittedly a cat-lover and confesses that she has been responsible for the ranch being overrun by cats in recent history. Her desire to return home as much as possible speaks to the strong bond she has with her parents Andy and Margaret. She is especially grateful for her dad’s willingness to get his kids out to cattle events over the years. In admiration, she also says her dad’s work ethic is “insane”. Ruth knows tough times and while she, herself, believes in the value of hard work, her number-one desire for this industry is for it to be “easier”. She regrets the backlash against the industry and agriculture from an uneducated public. She is concerned about the beef industry’s longevity and believes the solution, in part, is further education about it. “It’s hard,” she says. “And very few youth want to take on the challenge.” Ruth’s own biggest challenge or heartache, to-date, involves a common occurrence on all farms and ranches - the inevitable loss of calves. It contrasts with her greatest joy. Ruth’s favourite times of year are calving season and breeding season. She loves checking the cows close up to and during calving; the promise of new life; and writing up new ear tags. Remembering, with pride, her very first cow – “42M” - purchased from her father, with the help of a loan and the subsequent years diligently building her own herd, despite the set-backs, Ruth is proof that even the most sensitive souls can tough it out and withstand the elements. “You can do absolutely anything that you set your mind to,” she says.

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feature story Michelle Schuepbach The joke at Michelle’s workplace is that her holidays are used to work on the family ranch or to attend or exhibit cattle at Hereford events such as shows and bull sales. Occasionally, nightshifts at work are followed by a drive to the ranch to do a night check on calving cows. The calving duty “doesn’t feel like work though,” she says. “It’s worth it. I like it that way. I have no regrets.” Like her older sister Ruth, Michelle has about 20 cows of her own in the Lilybrook herd. She previously ranched with her partner of seven and a half years, having dated since she was 16. But for the past year and a half, as Michelle has recreated her life on her own terms, Lilybrook has become home base again, where she and her cows have always been welcome. She goes there whenever time permits and has been there more frequently since Ruth also took a full-time job away from home. Working as a full-time registered nurse out of High R iver and occasionally in the hospital of her hometown of Claresholm, Michelle’s work routine involves shift work, which is different every week. On Mondays, she looks over her schedule for the coming week and determines when it’s possible to get to the ranch from her home in

Nanton. She is most needed during calving season and for extra help when moving and sorting cows. And as it happens, her favourite time of the year is calving season and springtime breeding. She is also always involved in the work around bull sale time, through the Calgary Bull Sale and Medicine Hat Bull Sale. As her siblings Ruth and Daniel did, Michelle grew up ensconced in the chores of cattle herd management. Social outings were also most often cattle-related. Though she admits not being up to par with her sister Ruth and brother Daniel, Michelle says her biggest strength on the ranch is that of working cattle. Working with family and others, Michelle says she is good at expressing emotions when tensions run high. As the most

outgoing of the Schuepbach sisters, Michelle says that she and Ruth have always complimented each other well. While she does her best to be a regular help on the ranch, she says she has been away from home on a regular basis since she graduated high school. Her involvement is intermittent but regular and her commitment is strong. “I would love to someday go back home and be a bigger part of the operation there,” says Michelle, when asked about her future in the cattle business, and ranch life. “I’d love to be able to raise kids the way we were raised.” There is no question, she says, about her intention to carry on and keep building her herd. “Cows are a huge part of my world and my identity,” says Michelle.

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feature story “They represent so much work and history, in terms of the work my grandpa and dad have put in, creating our pedigrees and genetics.” She is also committed to Hereford cattle. “They have a strong and positive position in the commercial herd,” she says. “The breed has come a long way from even 20 years ago,

more involved in 4-H and Hereford organizations. Michelle joined 4-H, with beef projects and sewing projects, at the age of nine. In her final year, showing her black baldie steer, Michelle was named Grand Champion Showperson of her club. At 13, she attended her first Alberta Junior Hereford Association (AJHA) show and she stayed involved with

“I would love to someday go back home and be a bigger part of the operation there,” says Michelle, when asked about her future in the cattle business, and ranch life. “I’d love to be able to raise kids the way we were raised.” in terms of having resolved issues with prolapses, udders and pink eye.” “Black baldies are excelling in commercial herds and are demanding premiums,” she says. While the Hereford community of people have given Michelle a lot of respect and positive feedback along the way, Michelle credits her mom and dad 100 per cent for supporting her into the family business. On one hand, “they never forced us to get involved in it,” she says. On the other, “neither did they discourage us.” Her dad has been a significant mentor for her. And Michelle did a lot of work with Ruth, often competing with her at shows but she says it was a healthy competition. She also considers Ruth a mentor. “There was a time through my early teens that I thought I didn’t want to farm,” says Michelle. But the passion for their way of life returned, especially as she became

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that association, every year until she no longer qualified as a junior, at age 21. “It’s a great tight-knit community of breeders,” Michelle says of her peers. She took on the role as board member for the AJHA and then sat on the board of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) as an Alberta delegate, being one of the youngest juniors to ever take on a national delegate position. It was overwhelming at first but she persevered and kept her position for four years. By her final year at the age of 21, she was President of the AJHA and Vice-President of the CJHA. Michelle attended her first Bonanza with family in 2008 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. With the exception of one year, she also attended Bonanza every subsequent year. She sat on the Junior Show “Bonanza” committee for the World Hereford Conference in 2012, planning the show and other

activities for juniors; especially international juniors. “I took great pride in being able to show the world how strong of a youth program Canadian Herefords have,” she says. Involvement in the junior Hereford organizations and the Bonanza events multiplied Michelle’s industry connections, improved her social skills and exposed her to the multiple different views and opinions of other industry participants. She realized how many variations there could be on operations across the country and could see their own operation in a different light, in relation to others. She never again took for granted that when she chose a heifer to show, she had the luxury of choosing from over 200 replacement heifers on the ranch. Her involvement in juniors also gave Michelle an appreciation for what goes into association management. Two years ago, Michelle, like Ruth, took an active role in helping to organize Bonanza 2016 in Olds, Alberta. She primarily took on the management of prizes for all of the event’s multi-level competitions, which was a feat in itself. She enjoyed the task, learned about event planning in the process and felt happy about being able to give back to the organization which helped her so much. She was 4-H Ambassador for two years for southern Alberta and that 4-H experience earned her a trip to Ottawa where she attended a citizenship seminar. Postsecondary scholarships became available to her, also due to her 4-H involvement. (continued page 100)


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BAR-RZ 70B DAWSON 47D

BW: 3.0 WW: 81.5 YW: 116.1 Milk: 19.4 TM: 60.2

BW: 2.1 WW: 54.2 YW: 103.7 Milk: 25.0 TM: 52.1

A powerhouse sire. Moderate birth weights with impressive growth. His daughters are some of our best young cows.

Hardisty Field Day Reserve Champion, high seller at 2016 Brost/Zoeteman sale. We really like his first calves.

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Our exciting new sire purchased at the 2018 Calgary Bull Sale. He combines outstanding pigment and maternal with moderate birth weights.

BW: 1.5 WW: 60.1 YW: 89.3 Milk: 26.4 TM: 56.5

BW: 4.1 WW: 57.2 YW: 97.8 Milk: 23.0 TM: 51.6

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her brother Daniel’s volleyball team. She reads, loves crafts and shopping and she loves crocheting – something she taught herself after her mother got her started. While going to school, there was virtually no one connected to agriculture who could understand Michelle’s lifestyle. But her current friends are mainly cattle people, most of whom are involved on commercial operations near her home. Michelle’s proudest moment to-date

“We must use technology to our benefit and to always keep our ultimate goal of beef production in mind.” likely prepared her for well. The differences and similarities between women and cows giving birth, and between their anatomies, she says, has made for a lot of interesting supper-time conversations. Michelle lives in an apartment with her cat named “Phillip” in Nanton, half way between High River and the ranch in Claresholm. Outside of cattle activities, Michelle plays occasionally on the local recreational volleyball league as much as she can and has coached

was having one of her own bulls named Champion at the Medicine Hat Bull Show and Sale. Growing up, in the community in general, there was a lot of negative banter about the workload and lack of prosperity in the cattle business. But Michelle says she has grown to learn that it’s the passion and love for that way of life that counts most at the end of the day. It’s a perspective she wishes she had had from earlier on. Advice that she carries with her from

her father is that we often learn the most from our mistakes and from our toughest challenges. In other words, “never be afraid of making mistakes.” Likewise for the industry. Michelle optimistically hopes that beef far ming and product ion w ill continue to evolve out of old mindsets. It’s a traditional industry that can benefit from the adoption of new ideas, she says. Her dad, Andy, taught her best. “He is always oriented to the future,” says Michelle. “We must use technology to our benefit and to always keep our ultimate goal of beef production in mind.” At the end of the day, Michelle says she loves the work that goes into it and takes great pride in her own cow herd, much of which is based on her first cows purchased from her father, as 4-H projects. Loyalty to family, to the Hereford breed, to the cattle business and to herself is weaved through all of Michelle’s occupations. You can bet she’ll make it work.

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AGA 60W BANNER SPORT ZEAL 28Z AGA 77J SUPERMAN 48Y at ulrichherefords.com AGA 18Y ZOOM STANDARD 18Z JEN SILVER KAP 36C KGA 125R LAD 48A THANK YOU to all the buyers and bidders at our 2018 sale! We really appreciate you! hans Ulrich Peter Ulrich (403) 625-2237 cell: (403) 625-1036 ULRICH HEREFORD RANCH INC www.ulrichherefords.com peter@ulrichherefords.com Box 843, claresholM, alBerta t0l 0t0 FroM claresholM: 8 Mi (12.8 kM)e on hwy 520 , 4M (6.4 kM) n on rr 255 & 1/4 Mile e on twP 132 see more herd sires like

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C 81Y MISTY LAD 118D BBSF 46P TURIN 219T MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y BANNERLANE 18C STD LASS 80J GCK 39 SUPER RED 22T CFH 22T LASS 6X CFH 6L LASS 423P Owned with Misty Valley Farms and was bought for $15,000 at the 2018 Corbiell Sale.

ZZB 74Z RED DANDY 84C MVF 161R STD BRIT LAD 108U BANNERLANE 108U STD 74Z BANNERLANE 251 STD LASS 62U FE 32 DANDY RED GEM 270U ZZB 270U LADY DI 26Y ZZB 46M LADY DI 65W High selling bull for $27,000 at 2016 Fenton sale. Owned with Misty Valley Farms.

The Misty Valley Farms 43rd Annual Production Sale 10 bulls sell February 6th, 2019

Thank-You to all the bidders and buyers for their support this past year! Bulls available from other major herd sires. Selling select females at the First Choice Sale in Camrose, December 8, 2018.

Lanni & Virginia Bristow Ph/Fax: (780) 943-2236

Cell: (780) 614-1268

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Pine Butte Ranch Over 60 years of dedicated Hereford study

FHR 216A

ARVS 50B

LBH 366B

ARVS 159C “Tailwind�

DTH 9C

Pine Butte herd bulls display exemplary traits of disposition, mobility, muscle pattern and capacity for production.

We sincerely appreciate the on-going support and loyalty of our friends and colleagues. Thank you!

24th Annual Production Sale ~ Saturday, February 16, 2019 1:00pm @ BC Livestock Co-op Kamloops, B.C.

~ Our Business is Bull Business ~ Lynette Van Steinburg 250.908.0255

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Hugh McLuckie 250.427.0859

3025 Foster Road, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 7C8 ~ pbrltd@gmail.com www.pinebutteranch.com


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Over the past 2 years the CHA Board of Directors have been developing a new program for the Canadian Hereford Association. This program has been developed to address the following changes in the Canadian beef industry landscape. • Annual Hereford reg istrations have remained static and in the last 10 years have fallen behind Simmental and Charolais • New genetic evaluations available from IGS area making across-breed EPD evaluations available to cattle in 13 different herd books, connecting 14 million pedigrees – this evaluation is even larger than the monstrous American Angus evaluation • Global exports of Canadian Hereford genetics is a very important marketplace for some Canadian Hereford breeders, so Hereford cannot have an “open” herdbook like the other breeds that have had success with this strategy Hereford Plus is designed to be bold, defy convention and let new customers re-define their definition of Hereford, all while supporting and promoting the use of purebred Hereford genetics. This program is not meant to infringe on the Registered Hereford market but be an addition to that market by increasing the recognition of the important role Hereford influence cattle play in the Canadian beef industry. The domestic beef industry is sending a resounding message that across breed evaluations of cattle from multi-breed registries is in high demand; as a top quality, genetic service provider the Canadian Hereford Association can offer those same services for producers looking to use registered purebred Hereford genetics to create an animal that fits their needs and their customer’s needs. At this very moment, Hereford cattle are currently being crossed with other breeds and enrolled in similar programs at many other Canadian and American breed associations where their Hereford identity is lost. The role of this program is to maintain their Hereford heritage and promote the use of registered Hereford cattle however the individual sees fit. The Canadian Hereford Association board wishes to keep the association modern by offering programing that attracts new members to the breed, grows junior evolvement with the breed, and grows demand for Hereford genetics in crossbreeding programs; but at the same time protects the heritage of the Purebred Hereford Herdbook. The Hereford Plus program is available now for new registrations of 2018 born Hereford influence calves. Please contact the CHA office to get enrolled!

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Congratulations! To the 2018 KGF Scholarship Winners $10,000 KGF Prize for Beef Cattle Innovation

Janelle Smith Vermillion, AB

Alycia Webster Champion, AB

$2,500 KGF Hereford Youth Scholarship

Adam Smith

Mount Hope, ON

Paytten Fankhanel New Norway, AB

KGF proudly partners with the CJHA to award the Future of the Breed Scholarship. This year’s winner is Grace Misek of Lethbridge, AB. Featured on page 152 of the Digest.

Contact us for Opportunities to Contribute 5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary AB T2E 6V1 1-888-836-7242 www.keithgilmorefoundation.com

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Thank You

BONANZA 2018 SPONSORS DIAMOND Copper Creek Ranch

GOLD Live Auctions TV John Deere

Cargill Bonanza Legacy Fund

SILVER Keith Gilmore Foundation

BRONZE Semex

Pottinger

PARTNERS Moulée Vallée Feed Shur-Gain Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

HMS Hi-Cliffe BNC Polled Herefords

Show Sponsors Assurances Roy Yelle Inc. British Columbia Hereford Association Black River Herefords Canadian Hereford Digest FCI Herefords Golden Thread Livestock Images Kids Cattle Co. Manitoba Junior Hereford Association Ranch MMM NBG Polled Herefords Ottawa Valley Hereford Club Quebec Women’s Institute River Valley Polled Herefords Allison

Mastine & Family AM Ranching Ferme BLB Ferme Dextradeur Elmlodge Polled Herefords Glenburn Acres Farm Les Équipements JDR LV Farms Ltd. Manitoba Hereford Association Maritime Junior Hereford Association Oulton Farms Ottawa Valley Hereford Farm Reseau Encans Quebec Show Champions Photography River

Road Farm Ferme André Beaumont Bradley Farms Will & Cathy Dutka Ferme E.J. Champagne et Fils. Genex Cooperative Inc. Krista Whalen Photography Ferme Lessard Ferme Mahjam Mast-R Beef Ontario Junior Hereford Association Quebec Junior Hereford Association Rejean Pelletier Saskatchewan Hereford Association

FRIENDS

Thank You Judges

Raymond& Elizabeth Mastine

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CCRBQ

Showmanship Scott & Emily Matthews

Commercial Show Olivier Isabel

Team FItting Luc & Chantal Noiseux

Art, Literature, Scrapbook Amanda McCulloch

Individual Grooming Blair Allnutt

Open Judging Rob Jamieson

Little League Grooming Kevin Dempsey

Advertising Competition Jeff Lees

Bred & Owned Olivier Isabel

Team Judging Kevin Dempsey

Photography Linda Annesley Hoy

Semen Donation Olivier Isabel

Team Marketing Jacob Onyschuk Jay Bradley

Public Speaking Erin Scoble Linda Annesley Hoy

Announcers Jacob Onyschuk Chris Lodge

Open Show David Sample

Barn Bosses Réjean Pelletier Ray Smith Colt Mastine


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Bonanza 2018 Our Herefords, Our Passion

The Canadian Junior Hereford Association’s National Junior Show Bonanza- was recently held in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec from July 17-21, 2018. This outstanding event hosted over 100 junior participants with close to 150 head exhibited. Quality cattle were exhibited by junior members throughout Canada as well as from the United States and Finland. Though cattle often become the showcase of Bonanza, the event itself provided juniors with numerous other experiences and learning opportunities. From fitting cattle to art competitions, Bonanza is a platform in which all juniors can grow, compete and learn from and with their peers. It’s always a spectacle to witness juniors across cattle breeds socialize and work towards a common goal. A first-class event such as Bonanza cannot run itself and anyone in attendance will attest to the professional and organized manner in which Bonanza was run. This seamless event was run and facilitated to perfection and I would like to personally thank everyone involved in Bonanza for their great work. Congratulations to all those who participated and attended Bonanza 2018. It was a pleasure to see many familiar and new faces. I would like to welcome everyone to Bonanza 2019 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan from July 31 to August 3, 2019, which is sure to be a fantastic event. Adam Smith Canadian Junior Hereford President

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Results Showmanship & Grooming

Junior Grooming Sponsored by: Manitoba Hereford Association

Pee Wee Showmanship Sponsored by: Quebec Hereford Association Reserve Champion Pee Wee Grooming Kalin Schrader, Ohio, USA Junior Showmanship Sponsored by: Manitoba Hereford Association

Champion Junior Grooming Nicholas Dempsey, QC

Champion Junior Showmanship Rebecca Hess, ON

Reserve Champion Junior Grooming Curtis Hewitt, ON

Champion Pee Wee Showmanship Kalin Schrader, Ohio, USA

Intermediate Showmanship Sponsored by: Les Equipments JDR

Reserve Champion Pee Wee Showmanship Gavin Bradley, ON Pee Wee Grooming Sponsored by: Quebec Hereford Association Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship Katie Cox, ON

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Champion Intermediate Showmanship *GRAND CHAMPION SHOWPERSON* Katie Elmhirst, ON


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Reserve Champion Intermediate Showmanship Samuel Dempsey, QC Intermediate Grooming Sponsored by: Les Equipments JDR

Senior Grooming Sponsored by: Assurances Roy Yelle Inc.

Semen Donation Male Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018

Champion Senior Grooming *GRAND CHAMPION GROOMING* Austin Sorgan, Ohio, USA

Champion Semen Donation Male *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SEMEN DONATION ANIMAL* Sponsored by: John Deere Teegan Hyndman, MB with TEEG 23B FIREBALL 811F by ANL C HAR T100 TAHOE 86 ET 23B

Market Steer Show Champion Intermediate Grooming Katie Elmhirst, ON

Reserve Champion Senior Grooming *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION GROOMING* Levi Rimke, MB

Semen Donation Semen Donation Female Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018

*GRAND CHAMPION MARKET STEER* Sponsored by: Cargill Ltd. Kalin Schrader, USA with KJS ERNIE H706 by H EXCEL 8051 ET

Reserve Champion Intermediate Grooming Darren McNeely, ON Senior Showmanship Sponsored by: Assurances Roy Yelle Inc.

Champion Straight Bred Hereford Steer Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018

Champion Semen Donation Female *GRAND CHAMPION SEMEN DONATION ANIMAL* Sponsored by: John Deere Victoria Austin, ON with HIP-HOP EMMA 6E by CB 57U CAN DOO 102Y

Champion Senior Showmanship *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWPERSON* Levi Rimke, MB

Reserve Champion Straight Bred Hereford Steer Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018 *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MARKET STEER* Sponsored by: Cargill Ltd. Christopher Bell, ON with DOUBLE-KNOT EENO 1E by RED-ROCK 11X COLDSHOT 1C

Reserve Champion Semen Donation Female Teegan Hyndman, MB with TEEG 8X MISS UNIVERSE 710E by NJW 51U 4037 DURAMAX 8X Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship Austin Sorgan, Ohio, USA

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Bred & Owned

Male

Commercial Show Sponsored by: Will & Cathy Dutka

Female

Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by: Genex Cooperatives Inc. Kalley Thorne, NB with KAL’S 90X FRANCES 1F by WLB LEGO 83T 90X Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by: Genex Cooperatives Inc. Allison Mastine, QC with MAST-R FEONA 15F by MF MASTERPLAN 1B ET

Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by: The Cliff’s Farm *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL* Sponsored by: Manitoba Junior Hereford Association Mercedes Mastine, QC with RRF FLEURY 9F by ANL C HAR T100 TAHOE 86 ET 811F

*GRAND CHAMPION HEREFORD INFLUENCE* Adrianna Whalen, QC with SMURF

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by: The Cliff’s Farm Owen Grundy, ON with OCG 704X FURY 122D 2F by AXA GOLDEN-OAK XCEED ET 704X Champion Junior Female Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Hereford Association *GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE* Sponsored by: Black River Herefords *SUPREME CHAMPION BRED & OWNED ANIMAL* Sponsored by: FCI Herefords Katie Elmhirst, ON with ELM-LODGE ENCHANTED 65E by ELM-LODGE CHECKMATE 21C Reserve Champion Junior Female Sponsored by: Saskatchewan Hereford Association Allison Mastine, QC with MAST-R EVERMORE 15E by MF MASTERPLAN 1B EY

Champion Senior Female Sponsored by: Ferme Andre Beaumont *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE* Sponsored by: Rejean Pelletier Rebecca Hess, ON with KIDS 521X CHARITY 1T 8C by TH 122 71I VICTOR 521X ET Reserve Champion Senior Female Sponsored by: Ferme Andre Beaumont JShae-Lynn Bell, ON with DOUBLE-KNOT DEMETER 1D by FCC 7M QUANTUM 2U 114

*RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HEREFORD INFLUENCE* Mercedes Mastine, QC with MISSY

Open Show Champion Yearling Bull Sponsored by: Ontario Junior Hereford Association *GRAND CHAMPION BULL* Sponsored by: BC Hereford Association *RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION BRED & OWNED ANIMAL* Sponsored by: FCI Herefords Francis Beaumont, QC with BEAUMONT F 485T EDEEM 63E by KJ HVH 33N REDEEM 485T ET

Heifer Calf

Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by: NBG Polled Herefords Kalley Thorne, NB with KAL’S 90X FRANCES 1F by JWLB LEGO 83T 90X

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by: MAST-R Beef Reggie Raymond, NB with EARLYBIRD 23B 9C CANDY 4F by ANL C HART T100 TAHOE 86 ET 23B


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Senior Female

Junior Bull

Champion Junior Yearling Heifer Sponsored by: Ferme Mahjam *OPEN GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE* Sponsored by: Allison Mastine & Family Katie Elmhirst, ON with ELM-LODGE ENCHANTED 65E by ELM-LODGE CHECKMATE 21C

Champion Senior Female Sponsored by: River Road Farms Krista Whalen, QC with STONEWOOD WENDY 13D by NJW 73S W18 DOWNHOME 21Z ET

Champion Junior Bull Sponsored by: Reseau Encans Quebec *GRAND CHAMPION BULL* Sponsored by: Copper Creek Ranch Levi Rimke, MB with OLTN 10Y EXCALIBUR ET 14E by NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer Sponsored by: Oulton Farms Clayton Cameron, ON with MAST-R EVERMORE 15E by MF MASTERPLAN 1B ET Senior Yearling Heifer

Champion Senior Yearling Heifer Sponsored by: Ferme Dextradeur. Katie Elmhirst, ON with ELM-LODGE EASY-ON-THE-EYES 43E by CRR 719 CATAPULT 109

Reserve Champion Senior Female Sponsored by: Elmlodge Polled Herefords Colt Mastine, QC with MAST-R DIVINE 10D by RST TIME’S A WASTIN’ 0124 Bull Calf

Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by: Ranch MMM Colt Mastine, QC with MAST-R FRANCHISE 1F by MAST-R CHECK ME OUT 32C

Reserve Champion Junior Bull *RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL* Sponsored by: Black-River Herefords Katie Elmhirst, ON with ELM-LODGE EMPEROR 67E by ELM-LODGE CLOUT 37C Three Head From One Family

Champion 3 Head From One Family Katie Elmhirst, ON Reserve Champion 3 Head From One Family Katie Cox, ON Group of Five From One Province

Reserve Champion Senior Yearling Heifer Sponsored by: Maritime Junior Hereford Association *OPEN RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE* Sponsored by: Bradley Farms Brittany Sherry, ON with STONEWOOD WENDY 8E by HAROLDSONS WLC RHINO ET 43Y

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by: Ferme BLB Katie Cox, ON with DOUBLE-H GENERAL 402F by TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T

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Bonanza 2018 Results

Open Judging

Team Judging

Team Fitting

Pee Wee 1. Emily Thorne, NB; Bella-Rae Matheson, PEI 2. Jade Babin, QC; Victoria Dextradeur, QC

1. Levi Rimke, MB; Gabrielle Cheremshynski, AB; Sophie Liebrecht, ON 2. Dylan Mastine, QC; Kylee Dixon, SK; Aidan Lodge, QC

Pee Wee Sponsored by: Kids Cattle Co. 1. Cole Hewitt, ON 2. Jaecee Schrader, Ohio, USA Junior Sponsored by: Kids Cattle Co. 1. Sophie Liebrecht, QC 2. Lane Findlater, NB Intermediate Sponsored by: Kids Cattle Co. 1. Joanne Dyck, AB 2. Terry Ennis, ON Senior Sponsored by: Kids Cattle Co. 1. Brandon Fraser, AB 2. Jaret Parliament, ON

Little League Grooming Sponsored by: Hereford Digest

Junior 1. Brooklyn Van Sickle, AB; Anna Liebrecht, QC 2. Curtis Hewitt, ON; Memphis Mastine, QC Intermediate 1. Kolton Gunter, QC; Terry Ennis, ON 2. Katie Brock, QC; Kennedy Manns, MB Senior 1. Christin Dixon, SK; Talya Stykalo, MB 2. Levi Rimke, MB; Adam Black, ON

Public Speaking Sponsored by: Keith Gilmore Foundation Prepared Speeches Pee Wee 1. Bella-Rae Matheson, PEI 2. Gavin Bradley, ON

1. Jaecee Scharder, Ohio; Bella-Rae Matheson, PEI; Merecedes Mastine, QC 2. Gavin Bradley, ON; Ethan Passow, ON; Teegan Hyndman, MB

Team Marketing

Junior 1. Lane Findlater, NB 2. James Rand, NS

1. Spencer Dunsmore, ON; Lyndsey Smith, AB; Camryn Grundy, ON 2. Justin McLaughlin, ON; Adrianna Whalen, QC; Brooklyn Suitor, QC

Premier Breeder

Intermediate 1. Terry Ennis, ON 2. Kennedy Manns, MB Senior 1. Emma Nicholas, SK 2. Talya, Stykalo, MB Impromptu Speeches Intermediate 1. Emma Cross, AB 2. Gabrielle Cheremshynski, AB Senior 1. Adam Smith, ON 2. Dylan Mastine, QC Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018 Rebecca Hess & Justin McLaughlin, ON

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Photography Section A: Hereford Cattle Only Sponsored by: Show Champions Photography Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee 1. Emily Thorne, NB 2. Victoria Dextradeur, QC Junior 1. Lane Findlater, NB 2. James Rand, NS Intermediate 1. Emma Cross, AB 2. Christopher Bell, ON Senior 1. Victoria Austin, ON 2. Allison Mastine, QC Section B: Hereford Cattle with One or More Persons Sponsored by: Golden Thread Livestock Images Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON

Pee Wee 1. Victoria Dextradeur, QC 2. Ethan Passow, ON Junior 1. Mercedes Mastine, QC 2. Jaidan Lodge, QC Intermediate 1. Kylee Dixon, SK 2. Emma Cross, AB Senior 1. Victoria Austin, ON 2. Allison Mastine, QC

Section C: Commercial Hereford Event Sponsored by: Krista Whalen Photography Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee 1. Gavin Bradley, ON 2. Cole Hewitt, ON Junior 1. Chloe Whalen, QC 2. Lane Findlater, NB Intermediate 1. Christopher Bell, ON 2. DJ Lawrence, ON Senior 1. Christin Dixon, SK 2. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON

Hereford Art

Section A: Cattle or Sale Event Poster Sponsored by: CCRBQ Pee Wee 1. Victoria Dextradeur, QC 2. Jade Babin, QC Junior 1. Teegan Hyndman, MB 2. Mercedes, Mastine, QC Intermediate 1. Kylee Dixon, SK 2. Lyndsey Smith, AB Senior 1. Orianna Hyndman, MB 2. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON Section B: Collage Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee 1. Gavin Bradley, ON 2. Cole Hewitt, ON Junior 1. Rebecca Hess, ON 2. Teegan Hyndman, MB Intermediate 1. Christopher Bell, ON 2. DJ Lawrence, ON Senior 1. Allison Mastine, QC 2. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON

Section C: Hand Drawn Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee 1. Victoria Dextradeur, QC 2. Brooklyn Suitor, QC Junior 1. Kalley Thorne, NB 2. Teegan Hyndman, MB Intermediate 1. Alexandra Rodell, QC 2. Adrianna Whalen, QC Senior 1. Colt Mastine, QC 2. Dylan Mastine, QC

Section D: One Page Advertisement for Magazine Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee 1. Gavin Bradley, ON 2. Victoria Dextradeur, QC Junior 1. Curtis Hewitt, ON 2. Memphis Mastine, QC Intermediate 1. Christopher Bell, ON 2. Katie Elmhirst, ON Senior 1. Allison Mastine, QC 2. Grace Misek, AB 117


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Literature Section A: Poem Junior 1. Lane Findlater, NB 2. Katie Cox, ON Intermediate 1. Gabrielle Cheremshynski, AB 2. Alexandra Rodell, QC Senior 1. Orianna Hyndman, MB 2. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON Section B: True Story Junior 1. Ethan Passow, ON 2. Mercedes Mastine, QC

Intermediate 1. Christopher Bell, ON 2. Gabrielle Cheremshynski, AB Senior 1. Dylan Mastine, QC 2. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON

Scrapbook Competition

Mini-Herf 1. Callum Bradley, ON Pee Wee Sponsored by: Quebec Women’s Institute 1. Gavin Bradley, ON 2. Cole Hewitt, ON

Section C: Fiction (3000 words or less) Pee Wee 1. Gavin Bradley, ON Junior 1. Rebecca Hess, ON 2. Katie Cox, ON Intermediate 1. Alexandra Rodell, QC 2. Christopher, Bell, ON Senior 1. Shae-Lynn Bell, ON 2. Orianna Hyndman, MB

Great Griller

Sponsored by: BC Hereford Association

1. British Columbia 2. Alberta

CJHA Honour Roll

Junior 1. Teegan Hyndman, MB 2. Katie Cox, ON Intermediate 1. Terry Ennis, ON 2. Mason Bradley-Gardiner, ON Senior 1. Allison Mastine, QC 2. Orianna Hyndman, MB

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Advertising Competition

Morgan Millham, SK, with CJHA Honour Roll Plaque, presented by CJHA President Adam Smith. (Right)

Sponsored by: Blair Athol Farms 1. Manitoba

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Individual Aggregate Grand Aggregate

CJHA KGF Future

Memorial Award

of the Breed Scholarship

Pee Wee Kalin Schrader, USA (second from right)

Sponsored by: Bob Gordon Family Teegan Hyndman, MB

Grace Misek, AB (Left)

Junior Teegan Hyndman, MB (second from left)

Major Jay Fox

Heifer Lottery

Sponsored by: Justamere Ranches & the Fox Family

$560-Calista Laycraft, AB, Emmit Irvine, ON, Jade Noiseux, QC, Lane Findlater, NB $1000- Jade Charlton, SK, Gavin & Callum Bradley, ON $2000- Kylee Dixon, SK

Bob Gordon

Sponsored by: Bonanza 2018 Mini-Herf Callum Bradley, ON (middle)

Intermediate Christopher Bell, ON (right)

Ambassador Award

Senior Orianna Hyndman, MB (left)

Friends of Bonanza Award

Allison Mastine, QC Junior - Mercedes Mastine, QC Intermediate - Jesse Ulmer, AB Senior - Allison Mastine, QC

Sponsored by: CJHA The Mastine Families: Michael Mastine & Pamela Storr; Paul and Jennifer Mastine, presented by Allison Mastine (Left)

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Hereford Steer Showdown

In conjunction with Olds College, the Canadian Hereford Association is launching it’s 1st annual fed Hereford steer contest - fall of 2018.

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Entry Guidelines Participants: - Can be adults or juniors - Adults can be members or non-members of the CHA, paying a minimum $20 per head entry fee toward the jackpot prizes but are encouraged to make an entry fee that reflects their confidence in their steer - Juniors must be a CJHA member paying a 50% discounted minimum entry fee of $10 per head - Can enter purebred or commercial Hereford or Hereford influenced steers

If you are interested, contact Sarah at the CHA office: sarah@hereford.ca

Program Information Steers: - Can enter an individual steer or a group of 3 steers - 2018 born steers, weighing 600 to 700 lbs. upon entry to the feedlot - Steers must be delivered to Olds College October 2018. Dates will be determined closer to entry - Steers will be managed at the discretion of Olds College - Reports will be sent out on the progress of the steers and educational events will be held throughout the contest - A final report will be sent to participants after contest completion, containing all of the steer data ie. Weight progression, ADG, Ultrasound data, Carcass data including yield and quality grade. - Steers will be fed approximately 190-220 days Costs: - All costs will be financed through Olds College with total expenses deducted from final payment at the end of the feeding period. - Costs will be on a cost-of-gain basis. We will not know how much until Olds completes their harvest. Field days: - Participants will be welcome to attend different field days or educational events held at Olds College or attend educational webinars.

Jackpot prizes available under the following categories: - Highest retail value steer - Highest average daily gain - Largest ribeye - Highest marbling score

All prizes will be available in adult and junior categories. The larger the pot, the more prize money!

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show & sale results sale index 6th Annual Premier Hereford Bull Sale .................................................. 123 Bannerlane Production Sale #19 ............................................................. 123 Misty Valley Farms 42nd Annual Production Sale ............................ 123 9th Annual Moving On Bull Sale, Carlrams Ranching Ltd. ............ 124 MJT “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale .......................................................... 124 Holloway Farms Ltd. 8th Annual Rancher’s Bull Sale ...................... 124 Corbiell Herefords Bull Sale ...................................................................... 124 XTC Ranches 36th Annual Bull Sale ....................................................... 125 Ulrich Hereford Ranch Bull Sale ............................................................. 125 Standard Hill Connection Hereford & Angus Sale ......................... 125 McCoy Cattle Co. & Beck Farms Bull Sale .................................... 125 118th Calgary Bull Show & Sale ............................................................... 126 7th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale ...................................................... 126 4th Annual Elite Genetics Bull Sale ......................................................... 126 98th “Pride of the Prairies” Bull Show & Sale ...................................... 127 JoNomn Hereford Ranch Bull & Female Sale ..................................... 127 Braun Ranch, Ranch Ready Bull Sale .................................................... 127 Harvie Ranching 9th Annual Bull Sale .................................................. 127 60th Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show & Sale........................................ 128 63rd East Central Bull Sale ........................................................................ 128 Canada’s Red, White, & Black Bull Sale ................................................ 129 ANL Polled Herefords Spring Bull Sale with Guests ...................... 129 Gillespie Hereford Ranch Bull Sale ................................................. 129 Mountain View Bull Sale .............. .................................................... 129 K-Cow Ranch 7th Annual Bull Sale.................................................... 130 38th Annual Bulls Eye Sale ................................................................. 130 Annual T Bar K Bull Sale .............. .................................................... 130 GHC Supplying the Seed Bull & Female Sale .............................. 130 Wilson Lees Value Added Bull Sale ................................................ 131 Walnut Drive Farm’s Spring Bull Sale ........................................... 131 Prime Plus Bull Sale ...................... .................................................... 131 43rd Annual Vanderhoof All Breeds Bull Sale .............................. 131 108th Annual Lacombe Bull Show & Sale ...................................... 132 81st Williams Lake Bull Show & Sale ............................................. 132

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sales results

February 5, 2018 Lloydminster, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog AVE RAGE 31 lots grossed $148,800.00 $4,800.00 94 Commercial Heifers $1,370.00

Top Sellers

$7,100 Lot 45 WA 30A DART 82D Buyer: Webalta Sire: RIVERBRIDGE 364X LAD 30A SOD: STR STANDARD 162N DOMINO 77T Consigner: Ayrey Hereford Farm

$6,800 Lot 8 LF 4009 DENVER 31D Buyer: Valterra Ranching Sire: PERKS 0003 NICKLEBACK 4009 SOD: LF HAMBONE 9U Consigner: Lock Farms

$6,900 Lot 30 WA 406W DANGLE 11D Buyer: Burn Jack Ranch, Kamloops, AB Sire: BBSF 4S WASHINGTON 406W SOD: AGA 72R LAD 802A Consigner: Ayrey Hereford Farm

$6,600 Lot 19 ACE DUKE LAD 11D Buyer: Brian Duriey Sire: MJT NITRO DUKE ET 78A SOD: GH ADAMS NEO TRACKER ET 507T Consigner: Ace Herefords

Bannerlane… Sale #19 of Quality Horned Herefords February 6, 2018 The Farm, Livelong, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog AVE RAGE 23 lots grossed $145,500.00 $6,300.00 2 Bred Heifers $3,050.00 1 Heifer Calf $2,250.00 22 Commercial Bred Heifers $2,600.00

Top Sellers $14,000 Lot 19 BANNERLANE 30A GENERAL 191D Buyer: EZ Ranching, Mervin, SK Sire: LPG GENERAL MARJO LAD 30A SOD: JNHR SILVER STANDARD 501T $12,500 Lot 14 BANNERLANE 30A GENERAL 117D Buyer: Brost Land and Cattle, Irvine, AB Sire: LPG GENERAL MARJO LAD 30A SOD: MVF 161R STD BRIT LAD 108U $10,000 Lot 10 BANNERLANE 153Y SUPER 49D Buyer: Poplar Dell, Edam, SK Sire: AGA 26T YEAH JARROD 153Y SOD: MVF 161R STD BRIT LAD 108U $9,750 Lot 8 BANNERLANE 27Y EMPEROR 42D Buyer: Bowie Ranch, Piapot, SK Sire: FE 43T EMPEROR 27Y SOD: JNHR SILVER STANDARD 501T

Misty Valley 42nd Production Sale

February 7, 2018 At the Farm, Maidstone Saskatchewan Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog AVE RAGE 55 Bulls $5,100.00 49 Bred Heifers $2,800.00 4 Heifer Calves $3,400.00 55 Lots grossed $431,300.00 $4,000.00 12 Commercial Heifer Calves $1,200.00 52 Commercial Bred Heifers $2,450.00

Top Sellers

Hereford Bulls $10,000 Lot 7 MVF 604W STD SILVER LAD 31D Buyer: MN Herefords, Airdrie, AB Sire: BAR-OM 106S STANDARD LAD 604W SOD: DBHR 159M STANDARD 92S $8,500 Lot 32 BAR-OM 36Y YANKEE STD LAD 627D Buyer: Douglas Lake Cattle CO., Douglas Lake, BC Sire: BANNERLANE YANKEE VALLEY 36Y SOD: MHH 826M STAN LAD 21R $8,000 Lot 25 MVF 81A RED ARROW LAD 521D Buyer: Peggy Herman, Bindloss, AB Sire: C 24U RED ARROW 81A SOD: MH LAD 145 Hereford Bred Heifers $6,500 Lot 77 MVF 121A SILVER STD LASS 141D Buyer: Terril Piersen, Wardlow, AB Sire: LBH 106T STANDARD 121A SOD: BBSF 46P TURIN 219T

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Carlrams Ranching Ltd. 9th Annual Bull Sale With Guests RNRFlicek Angus and Flicek Hereford Ranch February 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Louis Balog

Cut Knife, Saskatchewan

AVE RAGE 48 Hereford Bulls $6,400.00 12 Angus Bulls $6,000.00 60 lots grossed $379,200.00 $6,320.00 18 Commercial Heifer Calves $1,130.00 1 Pony $2,600.00 1 Colt $500.00

Top Sellers $15,500 Lot CR 132D CR 72A LAD 132D Buyer: Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc., Irma, AB Sire: FE 63W STANDARD DOM 72A SOD: LBH 52N SILVER PRIDE 181U $12,750 Lot CR 101D CR 72A LAD 101D Buyer: Red Willow Colony, Stettler, AB Sire: FE 63W STANDARD DOM 72A SOD: CARLRAMS 139L STD 87R $12,000 Lot CR 302D CR 72A LAD 302D Buyer: MN Herefords, Airdrie, AB Sire: FE 63W STANDARD DOM 72A SOD: CARLRAMS 139L STD 87R

MJT 24th Annual “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale February 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley

At the Ranch, Wainwright, AB

AVE RAGE 12 2 Year Old Hereford Bulls $6,604.00 44 2 Year Old Angus Bulls $5,654.00 4 Yearling Open Angus Heifers $4,487.00

Top Sellers

$11,000 Lot 205 MJT RED 205D Buyer: Donalda Colony, Donalda, AB Sire: JNHR RED STAN 128A SOD: MJT PILGRIM 1U $10,500 Lot 217 MJT ARROW ET 217D Buyer: Hughendon Colony, Hughendon, AB Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: DUNROBIN 921J CENTURY 51L $10,000 Lot 208 MJT RED 208D Buyer: Evergreen Farms, Smoky Lake, AB Sire: JNHR RED STAN 128A SOD: HPH 145R AVATAR 5U

$10,500 Lot CR 51D CARLRAMS 170A ROYAL LAD 51D Buyer: Guenthner Ranching, Consort, AB Sire: CARLRAMS 87R STD ROYAL 170A SOD: GR STANDARD LAD 279W

Holloway Farms Ltd. 8th Annual Rancher’s Bull Sale

February 13, 2018 Sale Barn at Holloway Farms, Castor, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog 40 Hereford Bulls 7 Purebred Bred Heifers 47 lots grossed $158,950.00 30 Commercial Bred Heifers

AVE RAGE

$3,500.00 $2,700.00 $4,000.00 $2,475.00

Top Sellers Hereford Bulls $16,500 Lot 28D HOLLOW 180A MIKEY 19D Buyer: Donalda Colony, Donalda, AB Sire: JNHR ABSOLUTE 180A SOD: JNHR NEW LINE FE 709Z $12,500 Lot 107D HOLLOW 5A BATMAN 107D Buyer: Dwight and Ryder Cole Sire: HOLLOW 161X ANDY 5A SOD: WABASH SANDMAN 111S $8,000 Lot 148D HOLLOW 5A BATMAN 148D Buyer: Jared Nemetz Sire: HOLLOW 161X ANDY 5A SOD: WINDRUSH 108 STANDARD LAD 1U Bred Heifers $3,000 Lot 168D HOLLOW C57Y AMY 168D Buyer: Bannerlane Herefords, Livelong, SK Sire: CC 206P GUNNER 57Y SOD: FA 68R BRITISHER 161X

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February 15, 2018 Silver Sage Community Corral, Brooks AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog 37 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls grossed $221,450.00

Top Sellers $15,000 Lot 116D C 81Y MISTY SUNRISE LAD 116D Buyer: Benwyn Farms Sire: MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y SOD: MHH 66N SUNRISE LAD 31S $15,000 Lot 118D C 81Y MISTY LAD 118D Buyer: Misty Valley Farms and L-O Herefords Sire: MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y SOD: GCK 39 SUPER RED 22T $13,500 Lot 121D C 81Y MISTY SKYLINE 121D Buyer: Tanga Herefords Sire: MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y SOD: FE 44S RED SKYLINE 24U $13,000 Lot 29D C 47A HERBUILDER 29D Buyer: Gordon Sandum Farms Sire: C 45X EXPLOSIVE LAD 47A SOD: MHF H9 FERRARI 55R $12,250 Lot 128D C 335B TOTAL LAD 128D Buyer: Gordon Sandum Farms Sire: LCI BD 311 TOTAL 355B SOD: MHF H9 FERRARI 55R

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XTC Ranches 36th Annual Bull Sale February 16, 2018 At the Ranch, Eastend, SK Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog 28 Hereford 2 Year Old Bulls 22 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls 3 Pick of purebred Hereford bred heifers 3 Pick of purebred Hereford calves 56 lots grossed $363,150.00 34 Commercial bred heifers 20 Commercial replacement heifers

AVE RAGE

$6,740.00 $6,790.00 $5,600.00 $3,050.00 $6,500.00 $2,450.00 $1,400.00

Top Sellers $12,500 Lot 131D XTC 256Z RED ZONE 131D Buyer: Dustin Grant, Fox Valley, SK Sire: BBSF 256Z ZOOM IN 256Z SOD: LBH 157K RIBSTONE 40W

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12th Annual Ulrich Herefords Bull Sale

February 20, 2018 Balog Aution, Lethbridge, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog AVE RAGE 28 Coming 2 Year old Hereford Bulls $5,660.00 3 Long yearlings $4,333.00 10 Purebred Hereford bred heifers $2,710.00 41 Lots grossed $198,600.00 $4,843.90

Top Sellers $11,000 Lot 29D AGA 28Z SPORT DISPATCHER 29D Buyer: Johnson Ranches, Scandia, AB Sire: AGA 60W BANNER SPORT ZEAL 28Z SOD: C 326N YES I CAN 127Y

$12,000 Lot 89D XTC 19A CORROSIVE 89D Buyer: George Shultz, Eastend, SK Sire: PAHL 37W ARCHER 19A SOD: LBH 157K RIBSTONE 40W

$10,500 Lot 4D AGA 203Y GREGORY PETE DISCO 4D Buyer: Wild Bear Herefords, Calgary, AB and McKenzie Herefords, Warner, AB Sire: GCC PETE 203Y ET SOD: AGA 46E BRITISHER ET 2U

$11,000 Lot 20D XTC 40W RIBSTONE LAD 20D Buyer: Bruce Geigle, Irvine, SK Sire: LBH 157K RIBSTONE 40W SOD: BBSF 2N RANCHER 235R

$10,250 Lot 55D AGA 87W DROPPED HAMMER 55D Buyer: XE Ranches, Halkirk, AB Sire: AGA 26R WHAM HAMMER 87W SOD: AGA 20J STANMORE 21M

Standard Hill Connection Angus and Hereford Sale February 23, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Myer Homestead, Maidstone, SK

AVE RAGE 7 Hereford Yearling Bulls $4,870.00 11 Hereford 2yr Old Bulls $4,400.00 18 Black Angus Yearling Bulls $4,700.00 4 Black Angus 2yr Old Bulls $6,060.00 9 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $5,900.00 8 Open Hereford Heifers $3,050.00 8 Open Black Angus Heifers $2,710.00 Sale grossed $287,430.00 1 F1 Hybrid Bulls $2,500.00 20 F1 Open Heifers $1,700.00

Top Sellers

Herefords Bulls $6,250 Lot 1 STANDARD-HILL MATER 82E Buyer: Coulee Crest, Innisfail, AB Sire: BARE MR YOU TUBE 4Y SOD: SQUARE-D PAT 2N 7S $5,750 Lot 23 STANDARD-HILL MATRIX 125D Buyer: Bygrove Ranch Sire: BARE MR YOU TUBE 4Y SOD: SHPH 63N LELAND 10T $5,250 Lot 4 STANDARD-HILL DOMINATOR 39E Buyer: Turtle River Ranch, Merle, SK Sire: SHPH 7S DOMINATOR 70Y SOD: SHF TAHOE R117 T100

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Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. 8th Annual Bull Sale

February 28, 2018 Milestone, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd 42 Charolais Yearling Bulls 6 Two Year Old Charolais Bulls 37 Hereford Yearling Bulls 85 Bulls 18 Hereford x Gelbvieh Females 103 Lots Grossed $569,600.00

AVE RAGE

$7,232.14 $6,000.00 $5,295.95 $6,302.35 $1,883.33 $5,530.10

Top Sellers Lot 53 McCoy 53A Patent 124E sired by McCoy 70Y Skyfall 53A was purchased by Blair Athol Polled Herefords, Arcola, SK for $11,000.00. Lot 69 McCoy 49S Parallel 14E sired by McCoy 55M Absolute 49S was purchased by Bruce Hardy, Midale, SK for $11,000.00. Lot 66 McCoy 8Y Maverick 25E sired by NJW 73S W18 Homegrown 8Y ET was purchased by Standard Hill Livestock, Maidstone, SK for $10,000.00. Lot 76 McCoy 33T Octane 40E sired by Loewen M326 Sir 33T was purchased by L Plus Cattle, Harris, SK for $10,000.00.

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sales results 118th Annual Calgary Bull Show & Sale February 28 and March 1, 2018 Judge: Craig and Carrie Braun

Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, Calgary, Alberta Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Sire: YV 915W SILVER STRUCK 28Z SOD: CHURCHILL BRONX 902W Consignor: Little Red Deer Hereford Farm, Red Deer County, AB Sold for $40,000 to Rogers Hereford Ranch, Long Island, KS

Sire: YV 30U MR STAN SUNSHINE ET 31A SOD: LBH 102T SUPER RIB 148X Consignor: YV Ranch, Airdrie, AB Sold for $9,500 to Braun Hereford Ranch, Simmie, SK

Lot 121 LRD SS TRUMP 9D

AVE RAGE 97 Hereford bulls grossed 695,488.06 $7,169.98 11 Ranch Horses $8,109.00

Top Sellers $18,500 Lot 51 YV 31A SWEET SPOT 61D Buyer: Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Del Bonita, AB Sire: YV 30 U MR STAN SUNSHINE ET 31A SOD: YV STAR STRUCK 915W Consigner: YV Ranch, Airdrie, AB

7th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale March 2, 2018 Diamond Centre, Mayerthorpe, AB Auctioneer: Travis Rogers AVE RAGE 26 Hereford Bulls $4,142.00 30 Red Simmental Bulls $4,233.00 37 Black Simmental Bulls $4,062.00 10 Fullblood Simmental Bulls $4,490.00 26 Black Angus Bulls $3,946.00 21 Red Angus Bulls $4,305.00 150 lots grossed $622,900.00 $4,153.00

Top Sellers $7,000 Lot 135 RCHR ACTION 15E Buyer: Roger Peters - On Order (Mexico) Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: FCC 7R NATIONAL 6U $6,600 Lot 141 RCHR STOCKMAN 12E Buyer: Tri Ad Farms and Keuber Farms Sire: TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z SOD: HARVIE TRAVELER 69T $6,400 Lot 138 RCHR INTERVENTION 32E Buyer: Don Plante, Joussard, AB Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: HARVIE E MONTANA ET 17Z

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$17,000 Lot 119 LRD SCRIPT COMMANDER 15D Buyer: Coulee Crest Herefords, Red Deer County, AB Sire: FA SCRIPT BRITISHER 128Z SOD: CH 56M RIFLE 20R Consigner: Little Red Deer Hereford Farm, Red Deer County, AB $15,000 Lot 122 LRD 28Z LAD 8D Buyer: Gary C Seutter (Tanga Herefords), Sherwood Park, AB Sire: YV 915W SILVER STRUCK 28Z SOD: CHURCHILL BRONX 902W Consigner: Little Red Deer Hereford Farm, Red Deer County, AB

4th Annual Elite Genetics Bull Sale March 4, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

RSK Sale Barn - Douglas, MB

22 Hereford Bulls grossed $104,496.00 15 Open Heifers grossed $22,800.00

AVE RAGE

$4,568.00 $1,520.00

Top Sellers $8,500 Lot 3 RSK 199B JANNALI 11E Buyer: Hillcrest Farms, the Boese Family of Maryville, ON Sire: HARVIE AD HARLEN ET 199B SOD: GHC C5 DOMINATOR 29Y $7,000 Lot 13 RSK H117 BEROWRA ET 33E Buyer: Ryan and Laura Plet Sire: KANIMBLA FULL BOTTLE H117 SOD: TH 75J 243R BAILOUT 144U ET


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99th Annual Pride of the Prairies Bulls Sale March 4 & 5 , 2018 Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds,Lloydminster, SK Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

1 Horned Hereford 9 Polled Herefords

AVE RAGE

$5,750.00 $3,822.00

Top Sellers Grand Champion Polled Haltered $4,300.00 Lot 35 NCX DONAVAN 18D Sire: REMITALL-W START ME UP ET 7B SOD: HF 4L BEYOND 36N Consignor: Dennis Babiuk, Brosseau, AB Grand Champion Polled Pen of 1 Bull Consignor: SS Cattle Company Inc., Irma, AB Grand Champion Polled Pen of 2 Bulls Consigner: Sampson’s Thunderbird Ranch Ltd., Lloydminster, AB Grand Champion Horned Haltered Lot 24 SS-TOPLINE DIESEL POWER 178D Sire: SS-TOPLINE POWERHOUSE 888Z SOD: GH SHOWMAN ET 222S Consignor: SS Cattle Company Inc., Irma, AB Grand Champion Horned Pen of 1 Bulls Consignor: SS Cattle Company Inc., Irma, AB High Selling Hereford Bull $5,750.00 Lot 43 SS-TOPLINE DESMOND 460D Buyer: Watchapese Farm & Ranch, Cold Lake, AB Sire: CHSF 16R JASON 10Z SOD: SS-TOPLINE STOUTLINE SOLS 65U Consignor: SS Cattle Company Inc., Irma, AB

Braun Ranch Ready Bull Sale March 9, 2018 At the Ranch - Simmie, SK Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock AVE RAGE 31.5 Yearling Bulls $6,428.00 17 Two Year Old Bulls $7,764.00 6 Purebred Open Heifers $4,500.00 26 Commercial Heifers $1,988.00 48.5 Bulls grossed $334,470.00 $6,896.00 80.5 lots grossed $413,158.00 $5,132.40

Top Sellers Hereford bulls $19,000 Lot 10 BR 4W STANMORE ET 164E Buyer: Wilson Bros., McCord, SK Sire: DBHR 31R STANMORE 4W SOD: DBHR 268P WATCHMAN 24W $13,500 Lot 39 BR 106Z EXTRA DEEP 25D Buyer: Randy Bensons, Marsden, SD Sire: BR 9279 EXTRA DEEP ET 106Z SOD: CC 129D SUPERMAN 77J $13,250 Lot 40 BR 106Z EXTRA DEEP 46D Buyer: Log Valley Ranch, Morse, SK Sire: BR 9279 EXTRA DEEP ET 106Z SOD: BR 4W STANMORE 58Y Hereford Heifer $6,000 Lot 56 BR 33C PRAIRIE 179E Buyer: Will Blakely, Consul, SK Sire: BR 79Y STANMORE 33C SOD: BR 13Z PRAIRIE 205B

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JONOMN Hereford Ranch Bull Sale

March 8, 2018 North Central Livestock Exhange - Clyde, AB Auctioneer: Travis Rogers 24 2 Year old Hereford Bulls 32 Bred Heifers 56 Lots grossed $218,000.00 5 Commercial Open Heifers

Top Sellers

AVE RAGE

$4,870.00 $3,162.50 $3,892.86 $1,225.00

Hereford Bulls $9,000 Lot 245D JNHR BEEFMAN 245D Buyer: Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc., Irma, AB Sire: JNHR BEEFMAN 225B SOD: JNHR BUCKSHOT 680W $8,750 Lot 10D JNHR HOLLOW LAD 10D Buyer: JK Fraser Cattle, Cochrane, AB Sire: HOLLOW C 57Y FERD 54A SOD: JNHR STOCKTON 868Y $8,100 Lot 284D JNHR BUCKSHOT 284D Buyer: Peabrock Colony, Westlock County, AB Sire: JNHR BUCKSHOT 868A SOD: JNHR STOCKTON 511W Hereford Females $5,500 Lot 295D JNHR RANCHER LADY 295D Buyer: Rutledge Herefords, Hardisty, AB Sire: JNHR RANCHER 17Y SOD: JNHR 414B DOMINO 814Y $5,000 Lot 155D JNHR BRITISHER LADY 155D Buyer: Rutledge Herefords, Hardisty, AB Sire: JNHR STANMORE 77Y SOD: JNHR BLUME RANCHER 128U

Harvie Ranching 9th Annual Bull Sale March 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

At the Ranch Olds, AB

AVE RAGE 25.75 Hereford Yearling Bulls $5,760.00 23 Charolais Yearling Bulls $6,630.00 17 Simmental Yearling Bulls $6,117.00 3 Simmental/Angus Yearling Bulls $4,000.00 68.75 lots grossed $418,250.00 $6,061.00

Top Sellers High Selling Hereford Bulls $17,000 Lot 18 HARVIE E SASKETT ET 201E Buyer: Krogstad Polled Herefords Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET SOD: JDH 10S YANKEE 39X $8,250 Lot 9 HARVIE RED EYE 18E Buyer: Clifford Hall Sire: HARVIE BOARDWALK 212C SOD: HARVIE DAN RICOCHET 167U $7,900 Lot 17 HARVIE OVHF CINCH 141E Buyer: Sam Emideo Ranch Sire: OVHF 10Y CINCH ET 4C SOD: HARVIE TAYLOR MADE ET 7W $7,500 Lot 27 HARVIE TOMAHAWK ET 221E Buyer: Connie Trout Sire: HARVIE DAN T-BONE 196T SOD: HARVIE RAFTSMAN 16R 127


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60th Annual Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show & Sale March 13 & 14, 2018 Judge: Dave Vikse

Medicine Hat Exhibition Grounds, Cypress Centre, Medicine Hat, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Sire: JDH TS 20W CRACKER JACK 23A ET SOD: MHH 011H BRIT LAD 46R Consignor: Lilybrook Herefords Inc., Claresholm, AB Sold for $10,000 to Penny Islands Grazing Association AVE RAGE 47 Hereford Bulls $6,330.00 24 Yearling Angus Bulls $5,440.00 71 lots grossed $428,000.00 $6,030.00

Sire: MN MISTER RIB 24B SOD: MW KRISPIE KRUNCH 26T Consignor: Wyatt Farms Sold for $10,250 to Clinton and Daryl Brost

Lot 48

LBH 23A CRACKER JACK 337D

Top Sellers

$17,500 Lot 60 MW RED RIBSTONE 63D Buyer: Berry Herefords, WY Sire: MW SIR RIBSTONE 94B SOD: PW DAKOTA LAD 43Y Consignor: Wyatt Farms

East Central Hereford Club’s

Lot 56

MW SUPER RIB 35D

$15,000 Lot 13 LPG 16B HERMAN LAD 9D Buyer: Little Red Deer Hereford Farm, Red Deer County, AB Sire: LPG GENERAL 4R LAD 16B SOD: LPG 4R G59K LASS 45T Consignor: Little Poplar Grove Herefords $13,500 Lot 16 BBSF 383 DERBY 217D Buyer: Lock Farms Sire: MH 9126J DOMINO 383T 1 ET SOD: MH MISS FRONTIER 6353 Consignor: Brost Land and Cattle

63rd Annual East Central Bull Show & Sale

March 16, 2018 Judge: Merle Wyatt

Shorcliffe Lake 4-H Center Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Sire: SGC RANCHLAND LAD 2B SOD: WINDIMUIR 37N LAD 114T Consignor: Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc., Irma, AB Sold for $7,000 to Diamond T Herefords

Sire: RUT 10X AMIGO LAD 78A SOD: JNHR SILVER STANDARD 653W Consignor: Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc., Irma, AB Sold for $6,500 to Jimmy Hines

Lot 39A FE 2B RANCHLAND 8D

Lot 40A FE 78A GOLDEN AMIGO 64D

Top Sellers AVE RAGE 18 lots grossed $96,000.00 $5,088.00

$6,750 Lot 8 LPG 73B GENERAL LAD 12D Buyer: Cody Landmark

Sire: LPG STANDARD PIERAN LAD 73B SOD: AGA 114L GENERAL 66X Consignor: Little Poplar Grove Herefords, Forestburg, AB $7,000 Lot 5 LPG 73B GENERAL LAD 6D Buyer: Bannerlane Herefords, Livelong, SK

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Johnstone’s Aution Barn - Moose Jaw, SK

Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone Sale Management - Lone Pine Cattle Services

AVE RAGE 24 Polled Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $4,794.00 9 Polled Hereford Yearing Bulls $3,733.00 22 Black Angus Bulls $3,930.00 2 Red Angus Bulls $3,200.00 10 Simmental Bulls $3,975.00 4 Limousin Bulls $4,388.00 1 Charolais Bull $3,100.00 1 Hybrid Bull $4,000.00 73 Lots grossed $305,900.00 $4,190.00

Top Sellers

Polled Hereford Bulls Lot 19 LonePine Red Arrow 403D Sired by ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z was purchased by JRP Herefords, Montmartre, SK for $10,000. Lot 35 WCC 69A Desperado 331D sired by Haroldson’s Delta ET 69A was purchased by Blaschuk Land and Cattle of Chaplin, Sk for $9,500.

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Top Sellers Lot 3 ANL 420A Mountaineer 787X 68E sired by TH 71U 17Y Mountaineer 420A was purchased by Glenlees Polled Herefords, Arcola, SK and Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Missisauga, ON for $17,000.00. Lot 8 ANL B&C 10Y Hometown 16Y 11E sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET was purchased by David Gleich, Eriksdale, MB for $7,500.00. Lot 1 ANL 23B Tahoe 46A 4E sired by ANL C HAR T100 Tahoe 86 ET 23B was purchased by Hollinger Land & Cattle, Neudorf, SK for $6,000.00. Lot 9 ANL 100W Trust 2323Z 3E sired by NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET was purchased by Doug Troop Hereford Farm, Brandon, MB for $6,000.00. Lot 20 ANL 106A Action 3005A 95E sired by MHPH 521X Action 106A was purchased by Carmen Englot, Alameda, SK for $6,000.00.

Gillespie Hereford Ranch Bull Sale March 25, 2018 At the Ranch - Wymark, SK Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock AVE RAGE 5 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $7,950.00 24 Hereford Yearling Bulls $6,698.00 4 3/4 Hereford 1/4 Angus Bulls $6,050.00 32 Lots grossed $218,624.00 $6,832.00 4 Purebred Replacement Heifers $4,050.00

Top Sellers Hereford bulls $17,000 Lot 50E DONORAH 8B SUPER LAD 50E Buyer: Tide Creek Herefords Sire: DONORAH 77J SUPER LAD ET 8B SOD: YV 232N SUNSHINE LAD 631S $15,750 Lot 30D DONORAH 203A LUX LAD 30D Buyer: JD Ranch Sire: NJW PMH 66X 156T LUX 203A ET SOD: U4 329J PINNACLE 1U $15,500 Lot 14E DONORAH 8B SUPER LAD 14E Buyer: XTC Herefords and Lilybrook Herefords Inc. Sire: DONORAH 77J SUPER LAD ET 8B SOD: DONORAH 631 STANDARD LAD 4Y $15,000 Lot 58E DONORAH 4Y DOMINO LAD 58E Buyer: Glass Farms, Chaplin, SK Sire: DONORAH 631 STANDARD LAD 4Y SOD: DON 10N MARK LAD 18R

Mountainview Bull Sale March 24, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey

Innisfail Auction Mart - Innisfail, AB

8 Hereford Yearling Bulls 4 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 9 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 3 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls 4 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 4 Galloway Yearling Bulls 32 Lots Grossed $164,200.00

AVE RAGE

$7,006.00 $6,563.00 $3,644.00 $5,733.00 $4,000.00 $3,975.00

Top Sellers Hereford Bulls $21,000 Lot 37 CHSF 5Y WESTCOTT 9E Buyer: CSR Ranches Ltd. Sire: CHSF 52U BRIAN 5Y SOD: BAR-RZ 23M RANCHER 2R Consignor: Chestermere Herefords $11,000 Lot 43 CHSF 16B WOODFORD 1D Buyer: Harvey and Bradley Duke Sire: CHSF 10Y HARLEY 16B SOD: CHSF 28T WATSON 49X Consignor: Chestermere Herefords $6,250 Lot 38 CHSF 22C WOODFORD 16E Buyer: George Astleford Sire: CHSF 5Y WESTCOTT 22C SOD: CHSF 28T WATSON 49X Consignor: Chestermere Herefords 129


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K-Cow Ranch - 7th Annual Bull Sale March 24, 2018 At the Ranch - Elk Point, AB Auctioneer: Darcy Sheets

38th Annual Bulls Eye Sale March 27, 2018 Bow Slope Shipping Association Co-op, Brooks,AB Auctioneer: Ross Annet

AVE RAGE 7 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $4,864.00 12 Hereford Yearling Bulls $4,370.00

AVE RAGE 22 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $5,440.00

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

$7,500 Lot H-5D K-COW HOT SHOT 5D Buyer: Wilson Ranch Sire: CB 57U CAN DOO 102Y SOD: K-COW EXPRESS 737X

$11,500 Lot 49 TIDE-CREEK 39A STAN ANDY 17D Buyer: Kamistic Ranch Sire: AGA 72S BERT’S ANDY 39A SOD: AGA 20J STANMORE 21M

$7,300 Lot H-90E K-COW CAPTAIN HOOK 90E Buyer: Lazy HE Ranch, Czar, AB Sire: ANCHOR 44U SOD: HARVIE DAN RICOCHET 167U

$11,000 Lot 52 TIDE-CREEK 44X PIERAN LAD 25D Buyer: C.O. Johnson and Son Sire: PIERAN POSITIVE LAD 44X SOD: AGA 20J STANMORE 21M

$6,200 Lot 14E K-COW ROADSTER 91E Buyer: (1/2 Interest) Prarie Rose Stock Farm Sire: K-COW COLONEL 27C SOD: DAKITCH 98W FRANCHISE 125A

$6,250 Lot 61 TIDE-CREEK 10A JENNER LAD 45D Buyer: Oden Ranching Sire: TIDE-CREEK 163X LOPPY LAD 10A SOD: YV 77J SKY HIGH ET 826U $6,000 Lot 10 TIDE-CREEK 163X BRIT DOM 30C Buyer: Hays Brothers Sire: BR 52U MONTANA STANDARD 163X SOD: FE 78K BRITISHER DOMINO 185P

T BAR K Ranch 10th Annual Bull Sale April 5, 2018 At the Ranch - Wawota, SK Auctioneer: Brent Carey AVE RAGE 11 Hereford Yearling Bulls $4,731.00 11 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $4,463.00 28 Red Angus Yearling Bulls $7,105.00 19 Red Angus Two Year Old Bulls $5,013.00

Top Sellers High Selling Hereford Yearling Bulls $7,000 T - BAR K Dakota 7E sold to Jon Makenzie, Warner AB $7,000 T BAR K 94B Ribstone 12E sold to Wyatt Herefords, Arrowood AB

Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords “Supplying the Seed” Bull and Female Sale April 5, 2018 At the Farm - Imperial, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. AVE RAGE 20.5 Hereford Bulls $6,907.32 22 Hereford Females $3,145.45 4 Commercial Heifers $1,400.00 Total Sale grossed $216,400.00

Top Sellers

Yearling Hereford Bulls Lot 25 - GHC Schwarzkopf 125E sired by SHF Cannon Z210 C95, ½ Interest Full Possession was purchased by Airriess Acres, Wadena, SK for $23,500.00 Lot 17 - GHC C5 McArthur 68E sired by ANL C HAR T100 Tahoe 86 ET 23B was purchased by Flicek Hereford Ranch, Neilburg, SK for $13,000.00 Lot 8 - GHC Emery 28E sired by ANL C HAR T100 Tahoe 86 ET 23B was purchased by Devon Gleich, Erickson, MB for $9,000.00 Lot 30 - GHC Miss Legend 10E sired by KCF Bennett Impact B451 was purchased by Tegtmeier Polled Herefords, Burchard, NE for $8,000.00 Lot 46 - GHC LRL Miss Barbie 82E sired by SHF Cannon Z210 C95 was purchased by Twin View Polled Herefords, Strathclair, MB for $6,500.00 Lot 53 - GHC Miss Maple 140E sired by ANL C HAR T100 Tahoe 86 ET 23B was purchased by Haroldson’s Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK for $4,200.00

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Wilson Lees 14th Value Added Bull Sale

April 6, 2018 Kisbey, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 44.75 Bulls Grossed $284,150.00

AVE RAGE

$6,349.72

Top Sellers Lot 1 - Haroldson’s Leader ET 50E sired by R Leader 6964 was purchased by Wascana Cattle Co., Regina, SK for $41,000.00 Lot 4 - Haroldson’s Leader ET 52E sired by R Leader 6964 was purchased by Gillespie Hereford Ranch, Wymark, SK for $11,000.00 Lot 3 - Haroldson’s Demand ET 64E sired by R Leader 6964 was purchased by Dales Homestead Farms, Cargill, ON for $10,500.00 Lot 42 - BNC Glenlees 80B Gametime 14E sired by TH 809T 14Z Playmaker 80B was purchased by BnC Herefords, Chicago, IL for $10,500.00 Lot 5 - Haroldson’s SH Renegade 27E sired by Haroldson’s Renegade ET 21C was purchased by Brimner Cattle Co. Ltd., Manor, SK for $10,000.00

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Walnut Drive Farms & Vancise Cattle Co. Bull and Select Female Sale April 7, 2018 Maple Hill Auction Market, Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Carl Wright 10.5 Hereford Bulls 10 Red Angus Bulls 20.5 Lots grossed $76,800.00 11 Hereford Open Heifers 20 Red Angus Open Heifers

AVE RAGE

$3,500.00 $4,005.00 $3,750.00 $2,000.00 $2,222.00

Top Sellers High Selling Hereford Bulls $4,500 Lot 8 WDF WOODROW MISCHIEF 473D Buyer: Courtenay Herefords - Vancouver Island, BC Sire: JV 734 SPIDEL 143A SOD: WDF WOODROW MISCHIEF 58P High Selling Hereford Open Heifers $2,500 Lot 14 JV 700 LADY SPIDEL 474E Buyer: Cutbank Cattle Co. - Three Hills, AB Sire: WDF SPIDEL 700A SOD: JV14 LADY SPIDEL 474Z

Lot 20 - Blair-Athol 10Y Blitz 43D sired by NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET was purchased by Rafter U, Osage, SK for $9,500.00

Prime Plus Bull Sale April 11, 2018 Neepawa, MB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. AVE RAGE 20 Yearling Hereford Bulls $4,125.00 5 Two Year Old Angus Bulls $5,050.00 28 Commercial Heifers $1,658.04 25 Bulls grossed $107,750.00 $4,310.00

Top Sellers High Selling Hereford Bulls Lot 11 - DTHF Excalibor 130E sired by Haroldsons Density T100 34A was purchased by Gra-Tan Farms, Mayerthorpe, AB for $8,000.00 Lot 24 - PBHR MW New Direction 22C 5E sired by ANL 17A HI Tech 58W 80C was purchased by Doug Troop Polled Herefords, Brandon, MB for $7,500.00 High Selling Angus Bull Lot 30 - BFL 302B Dale 24D sired by BFL Benson 302B was purchased by Bar H Ranch Ltd., Gladstone, MB for $5,750.00

Vanderhoof All Breeds Bull Sale April 14, 2018 Vanderhoof, BC Auctioneer: Wayne Jordan & Wayne Pincott 2 30 9 9 50

Charolais Bulls Angus Bulls Hereford Bulls Simmental Bulls Bulls

AVE RAGE

$4,800.00 $4,295.00 $3,944.00 $3,866.00 $4,175.00

Groups of Replacement Heifers 5 Polled Herefords: Copper-T Ranch, Fraser Lake: $1650 each 5 Black Baldy: Vallee Creek Ranch, Houston: $1550 each 5 Red Angus: Matt’s Red Angus, Smithers $1425 each

Top Sellers High Selling 2 Year Old Hereford Bulls $5000: Copper-T Ranch, Fraser Lake, BC: Copper-T 26A Dallas Duke 13D sold to Keegan Scorgie, Beaverlodge, AB $5000: Copper-T Ranch, Fraser Lake, BC: Copper-T 26A 57A Daiou 61D sold to Charlie Peebles, Burns Lake, BC High Selling Yearling Hereford Bulls $4200: Richardson Ranch, Tlell, BC: Tlell 20C Emperor 29E sold to Duncan Barnett, 150 Mile House, BC $3800: Richardson Ranch, Tlell, BC: Tlell 18X E-Line 25E sold to Scott Meyer, Quesnel, BC

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Central Alberta Agricultural Society - Lacombe, AB Auctioneer: Danny Skeels

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Sire: GLENROSE 56X ASHTON 126A SOD: GLENROSE 207R ROSIE 46Y Consignor: Glenrose Polled Herefords Sold for $4,000 to Rod Hall AVE RAGE 19 Hereford Bulls $4,655.00

Sire: RC 65U STANDARD LAD 98Y SOD: DLR 329J STANDARD 42S Consignor: Rainy Creek Cattle Company Sold for $4,000 to Greg Finaly

Lot 24A GLENROSE 126A DAVEY 158D

Top Sellers High Selling Hereford Two Year Old Bulls $6,500 Lot 16 CUTBANK 075 DOMINO 44E Buyer: Gemstone Cattle Co., Gem, AB Sire: G DOMINO 075 SOD: S7R RANCH HAND 513R Consignor: Cutbank Cattle Co.

Lot 1

RC 98Y STANDARD LAD 116D

$6,100 Lot 21 LAMPORT’S 91Z KING 42D Buyer: Bill and Kathy Brennan Sire: LAMPORT’S 23X TRIPLE CROWN 91Z SOD: LAMPORT’S 21N REDEYE 75U Consignor: Lamport’s Polled Herefords $6,000 Lot 17 DJH 126A DALLAS 13D Buyer: Tim Glover, Red Deer County, AB Sire: DJH 57Y ARANGER 126A SOD: LAMPORT’S 87N NEW BLLOD 33R Consignor: DJ Hughes

80th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale April 19-20, 2018 Judge: Bill Wilson

Williams Lake, BC Auctioneer: Larry Jordan, Wilf Smith, Wayne Jordan, Wayne Pincott

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Sire: MN 17P STANDARD LAD 535Y SOD: LO 931N ASTER LAD 25U Consignor: Deanfield Ranch Sold for $7,750 to 141 Mile Ranch, Williams Lake, BC AVE RAGE 39 Hereford Bulls $3,675.00

Sire: YV 35X ZAM 15Z SOD: LFH IGNITE 12R Consignor: Little Fort Herefords Sold for $4,000 to 141 Mile Ranch, Williams Lake, BC

Lot 4

DEANFIELD 535Y STANDARD LAD 7D

Top Sellers $7,000 Lot 16 LFH STAR STRUCK 915W 29D Buyer: Cold Creek Cattle Co., Nanton, AB Sire: YV STAR STRUCK 915W SOD: H5 4157 DOMINO 8285 Consignor: Little Fort Herefords 132

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LFH ZAM 15Z ET 49D

$6,100 Lot 6 DEANFIELD 25U ASTER LAD 22D Buyer: Gemstone Cattle Co., Gem, AB Sire: LO 931N ASTER LAD 25U SOD: SNS 67F SKY LAD 18K Consignor: Deanfield Ranch $5,700 Lot 1 COPPERTONE 164X DANGER ET 11D Buyer: Bryan and Kim Stewart Sire: TH 104U 719T VICTOR 164X SOD: ANL 12R TURMOIL 68T Consignor: Coppertone Farms Ltd.


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junior show Results Ontario Beef-A-Rama

July 7-8, 2018 Peterborough, ON Judge: Steve Burgomaste

Champion Female ELM-LODGE EMERALD 25E Kate Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

Reserve Champion Female T/R STRAWBERRY WINE E77 ET Madison Ethier, Milverton, ON

Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull ELM-LODGE EMPEROR 67E Owen Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

BRENDALE PREMIER ELDORADO 220E

Madison Ethier, Milverton, ON

sales Trends Year by Year Sale Summary Total($)

Average ($)

2011

1,238.25 828.5 2,066.75

Bulls Females Total Animals

$4,659,297.16 $2,357,288.50 $7,016,585.66

$3,763.00 $2,845.00 $3,395.00

2012

1,291.5 898.5 2,190

Bulls Females Total Animals

$5,823,355.50 $3,060,245.50 $8,883,601.00

$4,509.00 $3,406.00 $4,056.00

2013

1,304.25 707 2,011.25

Bulls Females Total Animals

$5,312,788.75 $2,676,129.00 $7,988,917.75

$4,073.00 $3,785.00 $3,972.00

2014

1,239.25 1,016.5 2,255.75

Bulls Females Total Animals

$5,902,529.75 $4,144,887.00 $10,047,416.75

$4,763.00 $3,785.00 $4,454.00

2015

1,282.5 843 2,125.5

Bulls Females Total Animals

$8,437,921.74 $3,840,527.50 $12,278,449.24

$7,359.00 $4,556.00 $5,777.00

2016

1307.75 1049 2356.75

Bulls Females Total Animals

$8,481,339.97 $5,054,776.33 $13,536,116.30

$6,485.44 $4,818.66 $5,743.55

2017

1430.5 1204 2634.5

Bulls Females Total Animals

$8,344,436.25 $4,827,843.09 $13,172,279.34

$5833.23 $4009.84 $4999.92

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2017 Top Consignment Sales Lots

Average

Lots

Average

1. MJT Cattle Co Ltd. Herefords & Angus 23rd Annual “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale

45

$7,838.00

1. Canadian Western Agribition National Hereford Sale

15

$10,266.67

2. Corbiell Herefords Bull Sale

43

$7,480.00

2. 117th Annual Calgary Bull Show and Sale

114

$7,429.39

3. Autumn Alliance XXXV

54.25

$7,439.63

3. 59th Annual Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show & Sale

97

$7,102.42

4. Remitall West Production Sale

29

$7,100.00

4. 38th Annual Bulls Eye Sale

66

$6,397.73

5. British Connection Bull Sale Treaty Sale

80

$7,094.00

5. Season Finale Hereford Event

37

$5,868.00

POLLED HEREFORD TOP SELLERS Name

Month

Price

Seller (Sale)

Buyer

Bull Calf

377X ECLIPSE 27E

November

$150,000.00

Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

Kurt Sanburg and Wade Carol

Yearling Bull

HAROLDSON’S INSIGHT ET 201D

April

$51,000.00

Haroldson’s Polled Herefords

Arthur Polled Herefords

Coming Two-YearOld Bull (or Older)

XLP ACTION STAR 243C

March

$14,500.00

Lone Pine Cattle Services

GWG Polled Herefords

Heifer Calf

HAROLDSON’S WS LASSIE 21C 37E

October

$32,000.00

Haroldson’s Polled Herefords

Arthur Polled Herefords

Bred or Open Yearling Heifer

HAROLDSON’S HLV MARVEL 38B 82D

October

$14,500.00

Haroldson’s Polled Herefords

Steve Knutson

Cow

REMITALL-WEST YELLOW ROSE 2Y

October

$25,000.00

Remitall West

JK Fraser Cattle

Medonte Highland Polled Herefords

Wascana Cattle Co. Chula Vista Polled Herefords and Lian More Polled Herefords

(1/2 int.)

(1/2 int.)

Cow/Calf Pair

HAROLDSON’S WLC RYTHYM 12Z 16B MHPH 3134 RYTHYM 1141E

September

$34,000.00

HORNED HEREFORD TOP SELLERS Name

Month

Price

Seller

Buyer

Bull Calf

BIG-GULLY 5001 LEVERAGE 371E

December

$13,000.00

Big Gully Farm

Lock Farms

Yearling Bull

BR 028X SENSATION ET 101D

March

$29,000.00

Braun Hereford Ranch

Brost Land and Cattle

(1/2 int.)

Coming Two-YearOld Bull (or Older)

BANNERLANE 108 BRIT SPORT 142C

February

$20,500.00

Bannerlane

Jeff and Don Fraser

Heifer Calf

OVERDRIVE ELISE 5E

November

$11,500.00

Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

JK Fraser Cattle

Bred or Open Yearling Heifer

RG 28X DIXIE 640D

December

$8,500.00

Rocking G Land & Cattle Co.

Wendall Palmer

*Calculations are based on Possession only Cow N/A

ALL TIME RECORDS – POLLED HEREFORDS

Cow/Calf Pair

N/A Name

Year

Price

Seller

Buyer

Bull Calf

PRL 930K Hotline 347N

1981

$515,000

(1/2) Ponderosa Ranch Ltd.

Ponderosa Ranch, Falklands Farms

Verlou Marathon 26M 12P

1982

$335,000

(1/4) Verlou Farms

Kilmorlie Farms, Verlou Farms, HRS & Rawly’s Ranch

Yearling Bull

HARVIE 40Y WINSTON 252C

2016

$31,000

(1/2 int.) Harvie Ranching

Harvey & Beth Mackay, Lachanora Polled Herefords, Herman Bieber, Nelson Herefords, and Wayne Skelton

Coming Two - year Old Bull (or older)

Gereli Gold-Bar Rifle 67K 306R

1984

$200,000

Gold-Bar Livestock, Gereli Farms, Fairacres Farm

Lone West Management

PRL 582C Ned 842G

1978

$200,000

Ponderosa Ranch Ltd.

Louada Farms, Wilgor Farms, Strathnaver Farms, Jomaber Farm, Side Hill Farm, Findley Farms

Kilmorlie 12P Stacey

1964

$52,000

Kilmorlie Farms

Beartooth Ranch, Pharris Hereford Farms, Lazy G Ranch

Heifer Calf

ALL TIME RECORDS - HORNED HEREFORDS Bull Calf

Name

Year

Price

Seller

Buyer

GH Buck ET 26H

1998

$235,000

Hirsche Herefords.

66 Fires Ranch

Yearling Bull

HR General 65D

1995

$62,500

Hansons Ranches

Adams Ranch, Ridder Hereford Ranch

Coming Two-Year Old Bull

B&H Calgary 81 42L

1981

$280,000

B&H Hereford Farms

Calgary 81 Syndicate

Heifer Calf

GH MVP DIAMOND DIANE 25D

2016

$17,000

Hirsche Herefords

JK Fraser Cattle

Bred or Open Yearling Heifer

CGD 42L Ribstone Lass 165N

1982

$30,000

C.G., Brad Dallas

Ed Rutledge

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She Does the Books This is my wife. She does the books. I do the important stuff Like mend the fence and check the cows, She makes sure the income’s enough To cover the cost of farmin’. She’s tight as a new hat band. I need to buy a new baler, she figgers out if we can. I spend all day in the pickup, she’s in the office all day Just talkin’ with the SCS or checkin’ the price of hay Or dealin’ with the accountants and keepin’ the banker straight. I might be cleanin’ a ditch out or hangin’ a rusty gate She fills out all the blasted forms the government makes us keep. She reads those regulations till she’s fightin’em in her sleep. Me, I go to sleep a’dreamin’ of bulls and barns and sales, She’s dreamin’ the inventory or estimatin’ bales She still finds time to bake a pie between her business deals And I keep busy all the time just greasin’ squeaky wheels.

I told my wife that we should think ‘bout gettin’ a hired man. Runnin’ a farm ain’t easy, good managers need a plan. She agreed that it weren’t easy to manage and keep abreast “But, why,” she asked, “Get a hired man? I’ve already got the best.”

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executive director’s report Canadian Hereford Association

By Stephen Scott

E X EC U T I V E D IREC TO R , C A N A D I A N HEREFO RD A S S O C I AT I O N

“Meating” Market Demand for Beef As consumer preferences in meat have changed over time, so have our meat grading tools and how we gauge the value of our commercial end-product. In the mid to late 1700’s, society’s need for tallow to make soap, candles and fuel for lamps, drove the price for tallow higher than that of the lean meat. Since that time, society continues to evolve to give value to different components of the beef carcass. In Canada, in 1928, an initial recommendation from a committee of beef producers was to have the Canadian government create an official grading system for beef. Our national grading system was established in 1929, and has been repeatedly modified. These modifications served to reward those who were creating marketable carcasses and penalize those who were not. For instance, as excessive fat became a problem, incentives encouraged leaner yielding carcasses. Canada adopted “Canada AAA/AA/A” in 1992 and “Prime” was added in 1997, to incentivize marbling, thereby drastically improving our beef cattle herd’s ability to marble. Marbling, in this sense, has been selected for its ability to improve eating quality and tenderness. While we recognize that marbling is a poor secondary measurement for tenderness, it is the most measurable trait we have to use as a gauge. As the science of meat quality improves, the industry may see more modifications to the grading system. There are methods available now to gauge tenderness much better than associated traits like marbling. As a breed association, we are here to provide the best breeding tools to improve the merit of our breeding cattle, including carcass quality. That being said, these tools are only as good as the data that supports them. All beef breed associations suffer from a huge LACK in actual carcass data which could provide more accurate carcass breeding tools to breeders. There are some systems out there claiming to bridge the gap but they have failed to provide the necessary details to link carcasses to their pedigrees, rendering the data completely useless. Congratulations to ALL Hereford breeders who have managed to follow their calves through the feedlots that finish them, in order to harvest important carcass data. If a calf is recorded through the CHA’s THE (Total Herd Enrolment) system, real carcass information can be submitted on these animals and will be hugely beneficial in ensuring that Hereford breeders have the necessary information for making good breeding decisions on the carcass merit of their cattle, notwithstanding future changes to the grading system. Reporting your carcass data on THE reported calves will ensure that the Hereford breed can “MEAT” market demands for beef now and into the future. If you are interested in learning more about carcass traits, be sure to read about the CHA’s Hereford Steer Showdown that will take place this fall. This will be a great learning opportunity for breeders and juniors, in terms of breeding for carcass merit and how to capture carcass data on Hereford steers for the Association.

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rapport du directeur exécutif Association Canadienne Hereford

Par Stephen Scott

D IREC TO R E X ÉC U T IF, A S S O C I AT I O N HEREFO RD C A N A D I A N

Satisfaire la demande du marché du bœuf Les préférences des consommateurs en matière de viande ont évolué avec le temps, tout comme nos outils de classement de la viande et la façon dont nous évaluons la valeur de notre produit final. Au milieu ou à la fin des années 1700, le besoin de suif pour fabriquer du savon, des bougies et du combustible pour les lampes rendit le prix du suif plus élevé que celui de la viande maigre. Depuis lors, la société continue d’évoluer en valorisant de différentes composantes de carcasse de bœuf. Au Canada, en 1928, un comité de producteurs de bovins a fait une recommandation initiale de faire en sorte que le gouvernement canadien crée un système officiel de classement du bœuf. Notre système de classement national a été établi en 1929 et a été modifié à plusieurs reprises. Ces modifications servaient à récompenser les carcasses commercialisables et pénalisaient celles qui n’atteignent pas la cible. Par exemple, puisque les graisses excessives sont devenues un problème, les incitatifs ont encouragé des carcasses plus maigres. Le Canada a adopté les appellations «Canada AAA / AA / A» en 1992 et le «Prime» a été ajouté en 1997 pour encourager le persillage, incitant considérablement ainsi la capacité de notre cheptel à produire des animaux pour ce caractère. Le persillage, en ce sens, est une façon d’améliorer la qualité gustative et la tendreté. Bien que nous reconnaissions que le persillage est une mauvaise mesure secondaire de la tendreté, c’est la seule mesure applicable pour l’instant. Au fur et a mesure que la science s’améliore, on verra sans doute des modifications au système de classement d’aujourd’hui. Il existe déjà des méthodes d’évaluation de la tendresse beaucoup plus avancées que l’utilisation d’un caractère secondaire comme le persillage. En tant qu’association de race, notre devoir est de fournir les meilleurs outils d’amélioration pour nos bovins reproducteurs, y compris la qualité de la carcasse. Cela dit, ces outils ne sont aussi bons que les données qui les supportent. Toutes les associations de races de bovins souffrent d’un manque important de données réelles sur les carcasses, ce qui est nécessaire pour former des outils fiables. Certains systèmes prétendent combler l’écart, mais ils sont incapables de fournir les détails nécessaires pour relier les carcasses aux généalogies, rendant les données complètement inutiles. Félicitations à TOUS les éleveurs Hereford qui ont réussi à suivre leurs veaux à travers les parcs d’engraissement qui les finissent, afin de récolter des données importantes sur les carcasses. Si un veau est enregistré par voie du système THE (Total Herd Enrollment) de l’association, des informations réelles sur la carcasse peuvent être soumises. Celles-ci seront extrêmement utiles pour s’assurer que les éleveurs Hereford disposent des informations nécessaires pour prendre les bonnes décisions pour l’amélioration de carcasse. La déclaration de vos données de carcasses garantira que la race Hereford pourra répondre aux demandes du marché du bœuf aujourd’hui et dans l’avenir. Si vous souhaitez en savoir plus sur les caractéristiques de carcasse, prenez le temps de lire l’article « Hereford Steer Showdown » un nouveau concours qui aura lieu cet automne. Ce sera une excellente opportunité d’apprentissage pour les éleveurs et les juniors, en termes de sélection pour le mérite de la carcasse et comment capturer les données qui aideront l’Association Hereford.

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CHA NEWS & NOTES New! Hereford e-store - check it out!

https://hereford.firstimpressions.ab.ca Hereford merchandise can now be purchased directly from our e-store! This streamlines purchasing CHA merchandise. Go directly to https://hereford.firstimpression.ab.ca or click “Store” under the “Home” button on the CHA home page: www.hereford.ca. This eliminates the need to process purchases by phone with CHA personnel. We have many new items available through our Hereford e-store. No computer or online access? No problem! Contact the office and we are still willing and able to send you a list of available merchandise and can order them for you. Just be mindful of the no-return policy on items purchased via the e-store. Contact Sarah at the CHA office if you have any questions.

Room booking notices for Agribition! Book your hotel room for the National Hereford Show held during the 2018 Canadian Western Agribition under the Canadian Hereford Association’s room block.

How Do You Count Cows?

Host hotel - Double Tree Regina. Reservations will be accepted until October 20, 2018. Room Rate: $149.99/night. Includes breakfast at the Wild Sage restaurant. To book a room, call 306-525-6767 and quote booking code CHA.

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Member Benefits We are pleased to announce that ACTIVE CHA members will have access to a wide range of services used by purebred breeders to encourage domestic and international marketing of your farm’s breeding programs - and to make planning your holiday travel easier and cheaper. TierOne Travel The CHA has worked alongside Monica for many years and we cannot express how much of a treat it has been to work with her. Whether you’re booking your travel to Bonanza, Agribition, production sales or even your winter get-away to Hawaii, Monica can provide the service that goes above and beyond to make your travels easy and worry-free. Once you have a profile set up with Monica at TierOne – booking is a breeze no matter your destination. Don’t hesitate to contact Monica to see the deals she has access to through your CHA membership and through her contacts in the travel industry. Monica Hillis P: 403-203-9266 monica.hillis@tieronetravel.com Air Travel The CHA is proud to offer active members flight benefits from both WestJet and Air Canada. CHA members will receive a discount on all bookings, as high as 8%. Why wait for seat sales when you can access the same savings all the time! To qualify for WestJet and Air Canada savings, flights must be booked through Monica at TierOne Travel. Hotel The CHA is proud to offer active members savings on hotel stays through Best Western. Best Western has 4100 locations globally. Book your next stay with Best Western and save 15% off the Best Available Rate (BAR) for your stay. Please contact the office for the online booking link or corporate code for phone reservations. If a member already has an account with the Best Western they can login using their username and password and collect the points at the same time they are taking advantage of the CHA’s Best Available Rate. Car Rental The CHA is proud to offer active members savings on rental vehicles through Budget Rental. Book your next rental online (www.budget.ca) or over the phone (1-800214-6094) and receive 10% off the Best Available Rate (BAR) or unlimited mileage. Please contact the office for the “BCD” code. Apparel All active members received a 10% discount card to Mark’s in the March 2018 mailing. The card can be used at point of sale in any Mark’s location nationwide. If you are booking your travel with Monica at TierOne, all discounts will be automatically applied.

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Registry Reminders Embryos - Donor Dams must have DNA on file - Donor Dams require a Donor Dam Permit through the CHA - Leasing Donor Dams is not recommended – A Sale of Embryo (no cost) is likely a better alternative to leasing - All calves resulting from embryo transfer must be fully parentage verified before registration For more information see the CHA ET Regulations available under Registry/ Forms & Fact Sheets on the CHA website.

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What is a Sale of Embryo? - A Sale of Embryo is essentially a transfer of ownership for an embryo. When would I need a Sale of Embryo? - If you purchase or obtain embryos (regardless of financial consideration) - If you jointly own a donor dam at the time of breeding Where do I find a Sale of Embryo form? - On the CHA website under Registry/Forms & Fact Sheets - Contact the office Who completes a Sale of Embryo form? - The owner of the donor dam at the time she was bred, prior to flushing, is required to sign the form Dates are Important! It is important the date of service and embryo recovery date on the Sale of Embryo match the Embryo Report completed by the technician. Sale Date on the Sale of Embryo must be after embryo recovery and before the embryo is implanted. Ensure the number of embryos reported on the Sale of Embryo correspond with the number of embryos obtained. Voucher Number: __________________

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Tips and Tricks With breeding wrapping up for the year there are a few things to keep in mind: - Breeding Records are to be complete, accurate and kept indefinitely for purebred animals Are your records complete and accurate with dates and animal identification? - All AI and hand breeding dates must be recorded - Pasture exposures should include the year, date first exposed as well as the date the bull was removed - Complete tattoos for both the bull and females. If you choose to use “nicknames” there should be a cross reference to accompany the breeding records It’s always a good idea to include the location of the pastures the bulls were in. You never know, down the road, it might come in handy. Breeding records could be requested by the office at any time.

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2017 Canadian Hereford Association Financials Dear Members, Last August we learned that distributing our Association’s financial statements was in violation of our Publications Mail Agreement with Canada Post. Therefore, we can no longer distribute the Association’s financials in the Canadian Hereford Digest. We had to re-think how we will share the financials of the Association with our members. On August 31, all members on our e-mail list will be e-mailed a link to the 2017 CHA financial statements. Please follow the link to access the 2017 statements. For all members who do not have an email on file at the CHA, please contact the CHA office to request a copy of the 2017 CHA financial statements by mail. Regards, Stephen Scott, Executive Director, Canadian Hereford Association

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If you have any questions about the benefits of residual feed intake or participating in the feed trials organized by the CHA, please contact sarah@hereford.ca.

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Deanfield Ranch’s Junior Champion went on to be named Grand Champion. Southside Herefords of Burns Lake showed the Senior Champion which went on to receive Reserve Grand Champion honours. Richardson Ranch of Tlell, BC and 3-D-L Herefords of Abbotsford had the Champion and Reser ve Champion yearlings, respectively. In t h e g r o up c l a s s e s , S o u t h s i d e Herefords led the way for the pairs while JBLC had the best group of three.

Our breeders would like to thank all of our BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan bull customers who made bull purchases at our Spring Bull sales and privately off our ranches. Pine Butte Ranch of Cranbrook, BC started our Bull Sale season with a strong sale in Kamloops in February. Their two highest selling bulls went to Carlrams Ranching Ltd. of Cutknife, SK and to Fenton Hereford Ranch of Irma, Alberta. Volume buyers at this sale included Cariboo and Nicola area ranches: Douglas Lake Cattle Co., Carpenter Mountain Ranch & Springfield Ranch. At the Dawson Creek Show & Sale, Cecil Lake of 5-Star Herefords sold a quality two-year-old bull to William Penner, a repeat buyer from Worsley, Alberta. At the Vanderhoof All Breeds Bull sale in early April, the high-selling Herefords came from Copper-T Ranch, Fraser Lake. Their two-year-olds went to Keegan Scorgie of Beaverlodge, Alberta and to Peebles

Ranch of Burns Lake, BC. Williams Lake Bull Sale represented the final bull sale of the season in which Deanfield Ranch of Kamloops had the high-selling two-yearold Hereford, purchased by Lois & Cliff Hinche of 150 Mile House. JBLC Holding Inc. of Little Fort, sold the reserve highseller to Coal Creek Ranch of Nanton, Alberta. Richardson Ranch of Tlell, BC received top-dollar in the yearling group, selling to Carole Foster of Big Lake, BC. Hereford heifers were in demand this spring in BC. The top selling groups at both Vanderhoof and Williams Lake sales were five straight bred Herefords consigned by Copper-T Ranch of Fraser Lake and three from Sunnybrae Farms of Salmon Arm. The Copper-T heifers sold to Kyle Price of Falkland, BC, while Sunnybrae’s went to Burns Lake to Southside Herefords. The Williams Lake Bull Sale hosts the largest show of the spring season with entries from across the province.

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Spring was also Annual General Meeting time! The West Coast Hereford Club held its AGM in Aldergrove on April 10th, while the Yellowhead Hereford breeders met two days later in Vanderhoof for their AGM. Members reviewed activities of the past year and started planning for upcoming shows and events. The Yellowhead Club will be hosting the BC Hereford Association AGM in Vanderhoof on Friday,


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August 17th in conjunction with its Mark of Excellence Show at the Nechako Valley Exhibition the following day. September 8th is the date set for the West Coast Club’s Mark of Excellence (MOE) show, graciously hosted, once again, by North Bluff Farm in Aldergrove. The Thompson Valley Club’s MOE Show takes place in conjunction with the Interior Provincial Exhibition (IPE) in Armstrong, August 29th-September 2nd. Please plan on attending these events. Everyone is welcome. Special thanks are given to the following people for their willingness to support our Hereford Clubs by taking on Executive roles: For the Thompson Valley: President: Bob Gowans , Secretary-Treasurer: Joan Obrien, Directors: Phil Brown, Keith Bostock, Dena Finlay, Rick Hyam, Simon Shaw and Maureen Ziemer. The West Coast Executive for 2018 is: President: Nathan Reimer, Vice-President:

Clint Smith, Secret ar y -Treasurer: Catherine Simpson, Directors: Vic Redekop, Daryl Kirton, Harvey Krause and Greg Peter. In Central BC the Yellowhead Executive members are: President: Don Richardson, Vice-President: Jamie Richardson, Secretar y-Treasurer: Janice Tapp, Directors: Adrienne Dickson, Bonnie Morley, Patty Pyy, Leslie Richardson, Ken Rose and Sheila Solmonson. The Yellowhead has also added a couple of junior members to their executive to provide youth input. Nic and Weston Warkentin are sharing this job this year. The BC Hereford breeders would like to also thank Stephen Scott & Jacob Onyschuk for travelling to BC this Spring. Jacob attended the Williams Lake Bull Sale and Stephen came to the BC Cattlemen’s Association AGM in Smithers to represent Herefords at the CHA/BCHA booth. Your presence is always appreciated at our events.

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Thanks, also, to all the staff at the CHA who are there to answer our many queries and who do the daily work on our behalf. We really can’t thank you too many times or enough! To Hereford breeders across Canada— have a great summer, show & fall season from all of us in the westernmost province!

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provincial reports A L B ER TA Alberta Hereford Association Site 6, Box 19, RR2, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2 Phone: (780) 855-3912 albertaherefords@gmail.com www.albertaherefords.com

By Judy Finseth

Thank you to the Southern Alberta Hereford Club for planning a Hereford Fun Day at Del Bonita in conjunction with our Annual General Meeting on July 28th. Next year’s annual meeting will be held in Northern Alberta. The Northern Alberta Hereford Club will be presenting its annual Hardisty Field Day on Thursday, August 16th. New for 2018 is a yearling bull competition. The Hardisty Field Day is a great opportunity to view top bull calves from across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Everyone is welcome to attend this great event, which is always a highlight on our summer calendar. Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers for putting on this popular event! The Alber ta Hereford Association Directors have committed to providing greater support to Junior programming over the course of the next year. The Alberta Junior Show is set for August 10th – 12th at Lacombe. Our junior program continues rebuilding under the leadership of President, Emma Cross, and a capable group of young people that form the executive. All youth with both Hereford and Hereford Influence cattle are encouraged to participate. A sincere thank you to Lacey Prichard for her two years as Alberta’s Adult Advisor. She has done an excellent job of organizing the provincial junior show and has been instrumental in getting Alberta’s very young juniors active with an innovative “Whippersnapper” Camp. We look forward to Lacey and Jonathon’s continued support as parents of Alberta Juniors! Vanessa VanSickle will be taking over the responsibilities of Adult Advisor. Vanessa was an active Junior Hereford member in the past and we are very pleased to welcome her to this new role. Vanessa and husband Wes and their 144

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family are currently raising Herefords at Bowden, Alberta. Karen Butler of Lone Pine Herefords at New Norway has been busy distributing Hereford prints to all 4-H members in Alberta that selected a Hereford or Hereford influence animal for their 4-H Beef Project. This year’s print was by Alberta artist, Sharon Guy. Club and District-level 4-H champions receive additional Hereford prizes when they submit a photo to albertaherefords@ gmail.com. The Directors had a productive meeting in June and the promotion of our breed continues to be our highest priority. We will incorporate our new logo, into the design of a new display booth that will be used at events across the province. Please stop by the booth for coffee and pick up some promotional items from the Association. Plans are underway to revamp the website: www.albertaherefords.com. We are happy to post sales and other Hereford events, in addition to classified ads on both our website and our Facebook page. Alberta Herefords will be sponsoring the British Breeds Bonanza Sales at Balog Auction in the fall, the Hereford Genes event at Farmfair, Commercial Day and Bull Pen Show at Farmfair, the Medicine Hat Pen Show, Canadian Bull Congress, Summer Synergy, the Chinook Junior Show and the Alberta Junior Hereford Association. I would like to thank the AHA Board for their continued support as we move forward with renewed enthusiasm and a new vision for the future. We appreciate suggestions and feedback so please feel free to call any of the Directors or the association at: 780-855-3912.

Upcoming Events August 10-12: Alberta Junior Hereford Association Summer Show, Lacombe August 16: NAHC Hardisty Field Day, Hardisty October 23: Balog Auction British Breeds #1 Sale, Lethbridge November 1-3: Stockade Round Up, Lloydminster, SK November 6: Balog Auction British Breeds #2 Sale, Lethbridge November 8: Hereford Genes Event, Edmonton November 9: National Western Hereford MOE Show, Edmonton N ove mb e r 10 : B ull P e n S h ow & Commercial Cattlemen’s Day, Edmonton


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By Vivian Jones

Greetings from the Manitoba Hereford Association (MHA). We hope everyone had a successful calving and haying season. We welcome all of our new members this year. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of the MHA Directors. Thank you Brent Blaine, for working with Faye Fossay to get our new website up and running. Congratulations to AM Ranching for winning the prize for the Highest Combined Indexing at the Southwest Bull Development Sale. Special thanks to Holly Hyndman for setting up our successful playoff hockey draft fundraiser. The Board decided to donate the proceeds to STARS, in memory of the Humboldt Broncos. Watch for our next fundraiser which will be a regular hockey draft starting in the Fall. Holly will also be in charge of this. Good luck to all participants and thank you to all who participated in the first one. Our Field Day, chaired this year by Albert Rimke, will be held Saturday, August 25th. Albert can be reached by mail at Box 370 Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0 or by phone at: (204) 748-7640 - cell, or (204) 855-2534 - Ph/Fx. The Field Day will be hosted by Wally & Jackie Mitchell and family of Roselawn Farms in Killarney, Manitoba. We hope to see you there. It is a time to renew old acquaintances and meet new members of the MHA family. The MHA developed new guidelines, with the help of Doug Troop and Bobbi Rankin, to help our Field Day hosts manage this event going forward, especially with regards to cattle handling. These new guidelines will be finalized shortly. A big

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thank you to Bobbi and Doug. At present, we are also working on modernizing the MHA Constitution and By-Laws to better reflect what is happening now. Changes are necessary in several areas - particularly with regards to the section outlining how to contact the CHA by telegraph! It’s difficult to find someone who knows Morse Code, let alone finding a telegraph office. We are hoping to have the updates completed for the December AGM. If it is passed by two-thirds of the voting members at the meeting, the next step is to receive final approval by the CHA Board of Directors. The meeting date has not yet been set. Last, but not least, if you know of someone whom you think should be recognized as the 2019 Commercial Cattleman of the year, please contact the MHA. Also, if you know of anyone who would qualify for the Honour Roll or Memorial Scroll, please contact one of our MHA Directors. The Criteria for the Honour Roll and Memorial Scroll can be found on the CHA website. It is a very specific list. Thanks for your assistance in advance. Mark your calendars for the following dates: MHA Field Day September 1st: Advertising deadline for the Hereford Connection. Send ads to Brent at bblaine2002@yahoo.com or phone 204-724-2294. If you have an announcement to share, please make sure that it is submitted by the same date.

October 13th: Doug Troop Polled Hereford Sale at which our juniors will be selling lunch. This is the first of two fundraisers for the Manitoba Junior Hereford Association this Fall. October 26th, 2:00 p.m.: Final 2018 Manitoba MOE Show at Manitoba AgEX. Doug Troop is the Chairperson for this event. He can be reached at Box 1, Site 400, RR1, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y1 or by phone at: (204) 728-3345 or (204) 724-8267 cell, or by Email: jtroop@goinet.ca. We hope to repeat the participation and support in the stands that we had last year. November 30 th: Annual Good as Gold Sale. Thank you to Brent Blaine and family of Flyer Cattle Company for managing this event again. To consign cattle or for more information, contact Brent at bblaine2002@yahoo. com or phone (204) 724- 2294. Marg Seward will be presented with the 2018 Commercial Cattleman of the Year award at the sale. The Juniors will also have a pie auction as a fund raiser at this event. Keith Troop has graciously donated a heifer calf for a fundraiser at the sale. Special thanks to Keith. December: MHA-AGM. More information will be forthcoming. All are welcome. Congratulations to all the Juniors who attended Bonanza, and thanks to their parents for the ongoing support of this program! Have a safe and wonderful rest of the summer.

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By Marilyn Charlton

The Saskatchewan Hereford Association (SHA) held its annual general meeting on June 15th, 2018 at the Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The association was pleased to report that 2017 was another successful year of strong sales and successful promotion of the Hereford breed in the province. Re- elected President was Stephen Myer, of Maidstone, Saskatchewan. Lyal Heidecker of Middle Lake, Saskatchewan,

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Crittenden of Imperial. Howard will join Doug Mann, CHA President, and Chad Nicholas on the CHA board. The SHA would like to thank Kurtis Reid and Murray Andrews for their many years of dedication and service to the Saskatchewan and Canadian boards. Our AGM in June included informative presentations by Coy Shellenberg about the Verified Beef Program and by CHA Executive Director Stephen Scott, who updated members on activities at the

The SHA Promotion and Advertising Committee has overhauled the Bull Lottery program into a Bull Buyers Appreciation/Information session taking place at the Ag In Motion Farm Show northwest of Saskatoon in July. For a nominal fee, breeders will receive unlimited passes for their customers to attend the show, including a brunch and information session co-sponsored by the association. was re-elected Vice-President for the coming year. Also elected to the SHA Board of directors to serve a three-year term were: Chad Wilson of Wawota; Karen Wagner of Maple Creek; Lyal Heidecker and new board member Travis Wasko of Eastend. Already serving terms on the board are: Dale Shillington, Lance Leachman, Corey Lees, Rob O’Connor, James Hordos, Stephen Myer, Logan Martinson and Matt Lohner. Morgan Millham and Jillian Just are sharing duties to represent the Saskatchewan Junior Hereford Association (SJHA) on the board. Elected to serve a three-year term on the Canadian Hereford Association Board, beginning January 1st, 2019, was Howard

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national level. Thank you to all members who attended and to those who shared their comments and concerns. The Southeast Hereford Zone held its annual meeting on April 28th at the Bear Claw Casino. Congratulations to Bill Vanden Boer of Manor, Saskatchewan, who was honored by the zone for his dedication and support of the Hereford breed. Bill also received his 50-year pin from the Canadian Hereford Association. The zone will be hosting its annual MOE (Mark of Excellence) Show and Field Day on August 11th at the farm of ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, Saskatchewan. The Northwest Saskatchewan Hereford Club will be hosting its annual Field

D ay on Augu s t 2nd at Tur t le ford, Saskatchewan. The club is also making plans for a tour in 2019 on August 8th & 9th. Watch for more details in Cattle Call and on our website. Beef-A-Rama 2018 will be held on July 28th at the farm of Rob and Dawn O’Connor at Vibank, Saskatchewan. The juniors are also making plans to attend Bonanza in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec earlier in July. Next year, Bonanza will be celebrating 40 years and it will be hosted by our Saskatchewan Juniors at Weyburn, Saskatchewan, July 30th to August 3rd. If you are interested in helping out as a volunteer or as a sponsor, give Karen McKim a call at 306-436-4616. The association continues to support 4-H shows across the province. This year, over 150 promotional gifts have been forwarded to 4-H members exhibiting Hereford or Hereford influence animals. At the time of this report, I had results from the Lloydminster 4-H Expo where Shelby Bygrove won Grand Champion with her Hereford- cros s steer and Paige Lehmann won Reserve Grand Champion with her Hereford steer, along with Reserve Champion ThreeYear-Old Cow/Calf with her Hereford pair. Congratulations to both of these 4-H members on their successful showing! The SHA Promotion and Advertising Committee has overhauled the Bull Lotter y program into a Bull Buyers Appreciation/Information ses sion taking place at the Ag In Motion Farm Show northwest of Saskatoon in July. For a nominal fee, breeders will receive unlimited passes for their customers to attend the show, including a brunch and


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and how you can get your tickets to win the heifer, will be on our website and in the October issue of Cattle Call, or you can call the SHA office at 306-842-6149. Tickets go on sale August 2nd, 2018.

The association has replaced the Red Coat Classic event at Agribition with a new Red Coat Heifer Lotto. Special thank you to Glenlees Farm, Corey Lees and family, of Arcola, for supplying the heifer for the lottery. to Agribition this November. Vernon and Denise Lafrentz will take on judging duties and we extend an invitation for you to join us. The association has replaced the Red Coat Classic event at Agribition with a new Red Coat Heifer Lotto. Special thank you to Glenlees Farm, Corey Lees and family, of Arcola, for supplying the heifer for the lottery. Tickets will be sold at the following prices: 1-$50; 3-$100 and 10-$250. Information about the lottery

Have a safe and enjoyable summer! We look forward to seeing you this fall!

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Grand Champion Steer – exhibited by Shelby Bygrove, Lloydminster, SK

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By Lois Batty The Ontario Hereford Association held its AGM on April 7th, 2018 in Peterborough, wi th 75 memb er s at tending . The year 2017 was reviewed, CHA awards presented and elections for 2018 were conducted. Stephen Scott updated the members on CHA news, sharing details about the Hereford Plus program, breed improvement and marketing initiatives, as well as a report on CJHA activities and Bonanza 2018. The business of elections and awards followed a delicious Ontario Corn Fed Beef dinner. The Award for 2017 Ontario Show Bull of the Year was shared by two bulls who tied for top points: MHPH 3134 Evolution 117E, owned by Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Moorehaven Farms and Evolution Breeders Group. And Elm Lodge Cherokee 14C, owned by Elm Lodge Polled Herefords, D&S Livestock, JDL Cattle Company, and Brian Kemp. The 2017 Ontario Show Female of the Year was ANL DL 45P Missy ET 57Z owned by Manchester Polled Herefords. The CHA recognized three breeders whose animals had achieved Silver MOE Awards: Manchester Polled Herefords, owners of ANL DL 45P Missy ET57Z, Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Haroldson’s Polled Herefords, and NCX Polled Herefords, owners of Haroldson’s Totem 200Z 5D, and Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords and Moorehaven Farms, owners of MHPH 3134 Evolution 117E. Congratulations from the OHA to these breeders on their achievements. The OHA Board of Directors for 2018 is as follows:

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President: Lois Batty 1st Vice President: Karen Paszternak Executive Member: Kevin Brown Directors: Don Bellamy Bob Dunsmore Billy Elmhirst Laura Naismith Ivor Thuston CHA Directors: Jill Corp Leon Silk Rob Flack was elected as a CHA Director at our AGM. He will be replacing Leon Silk in 2019. Thank you to Leon for his years of service on the CHA Board. The OHA is currently seeking to hire a new Secretary Manager as Dave Cavanagh tendered his resignation at the end of his contract this spring. Thank you to Dave for his two years in that position. We wish him the best in his future endeavours. The OHA is dedicated to helping its members increase the influence of Hereford genetics in both the purebred and commercial sectors of the beef industry in Ontario. Our directors work with the members in the dif ferent provincial zones to organize events and activities that help promote our breed. Local fairs, farm shows, sales, clinics and 4-H activities are all supported by OHA members. The OHA hosts a Futurity Show each year at the Royal Winter Fair and supports Mark of Excellence Shows throughout the province. In 2018, MOE shows will be held at the following locations: Hanover August 4 Ontario West Zone Off Halter Show Peterborough August 9 Barrie August 25

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Lindsay September 20 Carp September 22 RAWF Toronto November 3 (Eastern National Hereford Show) Many thanks to the breeders who sponsor banners for these shows. The Commercial Marketing Committee continues to promote the Hereford Advantage to Ontario’s beef producers. Hereford and Hereford influence stocker sales are held in the fall at Cookstown and Brussels Stockyards with a new one planned for Denfield this year. Once these Hereford calves get into feedlots they can prove their efficiency in feeding programs such as Ontario Corn Fed Beef. The Ontario Junior Hereford Association (OJHA) is one of our best assets. These young Hereford enthusiasts share friendships and competition at shows and sales as they learn about Herefords, marketing, promotion, and leadership. The juniors organize their own provincial show weekend each year. Beef- A Rama 2018 was held in Peterborough on July 6th to 8th with 33 Juniors and 54 animals entered. Also, a contingent of approximately 30 Juniors attended Bonanza in Ste, Hyacinthe, Quebec in July. Our Zone Presidents, as follows, are vital to the success of our provincial activities: Ontario West Sue Passow East Central Lois Batty Ottawa Valley Ivor Thurston Rainy River Kim Jo Bliss Ontario Juniors Adam Smith Watch for the “Dream Team Event” as it returns this year with the finale at the Royal Winter Fair on November 3rd.

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Greetings from the Maritime Hereford Association! At the time of writing this report, the Maritimes are welcoming what will hopefully be summer-like weather. Cooler spring conditions resulted in nights with heavy frost. It has been estimated that 50-60 per cent of the region’s wild blueberry crop has been destroyed due to unseasonal heavy frost. The 2018 East Coast Round Up was held this year in Crapaud, PEI, by the PEI Hereford Club. In total, 26 junior member s from all three Maritime provinces were represented at the field day with more that 20 head entered into the show. A huge thank you to the organizers and volunteers of the event this year! During the field day, ad spaces were sold for the local Atlantic Beef and Sheep magazine. This year, in addition to the farm and contact information for associations in the magazine, breeders can have their farm advertised under the breeder’s page on the soon-to-belaunched MHA website. Stay tuned for the launch of the first ever MHA webpage! The association is pleased to announce that the roles of the Maritime Junior Hereford Association junior advisor and the MHA General Manager have been

filled. The new junior advisor to the MJHA is Allyson Raymond from Sussex Corner, New Brunswick. Allyson currently farms with her husband Gordie, and sons Reggie, Will and Jack at Early Bird Farm. Allyson will be taking over the role from our long-time serving junior advisor Victor Oulton. The new MHA General Manager is Ingrid Black of McKenna, New Brunswick. Ingrid farms with her husband Ray under BLK Homestead Farms. The association welcomes Allyson and Ingrid into their new roles. This year, the Maritimes will once again host 6 MOE shows in the region. In New Brunswick, St. Marie de Kent Exhibition on August 25th in St. Marie de Kent, and the Beef Expo will take place on September 22nd, in Sussex. In Nova Scotia, the Cumberland Count Exhibition on September 1st in Oxford, and the Classic Heritage Beef Show on September 22nd in Windsor. On PEI, Old Home Week on August 18th in Charlottetown and the Dundas Plowing Match on August 25th.

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canadian beef breeds council report

By Michael Latimer One of the core mandates of CBBC is the promotion of Canadian beef cattle genetics in select countries around the world. This includes the development of the International Market Development Strategy which is a collaborative effor t between breed associations, live cattle and genetic exporters, livestock exhibitions,

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that particular market. This will vary across breeds and countries and will depend on whether you are exporting live cattle, semen or embryos. However, there are several factors which are common. International breeders require as much information as possible, including breed as sociation pedigree and performance data (EPDs), along with

International breeders require as much information as possible, including breed association pedigree and performance data (EPDs) along with phenotype information such as birth weights, yearling weights and mature weights. This allows them to compare and identify the genetics best suited to their respective breeding programs, based on information which is standard across most countries. There is a lot of competition from other countries and other breeders, so without this basic information, there is very little chance of selling into these markets. government and industry organizations. These organizations work together through a series of independent activities designed to achieve the goal of increased recognition and opportunities for Canadian beef cattle genetics. What isn’t mentioned are the cattle and the farmers and ranchers who raise them, which obviously play an important role in accessing international markets. Without the right cattle to sell into a particular international market our efforts are a moot point. As a producer there are a few key actions that you can do to develop cattle for an international market and to capitalize by selling into 150

phenotype information such as birth weights, yearling weights and mature weights. This allows them to compare and identify the genetics best suited to their respective breeding programs, based on information which is standard across most countries. There is a lot of competition from other countries and other breeders, so without this basic information, there is very little chance of selling into these markets. Another important step is to develop a marketing plan for your cat tle operation. You may have a plan for marketing within Canada (or the USA), but international markets require additional effort, or at least a different

approach. Even if you have cattle that are well suited for a particular market, you still need to have a plan for how you are going to sell into that market. Understanding the market you are focusing on is critical in this plan and you shouldn’t assume that what works in Canada is what will work in another country. Even within a country, there are different requirements and preferences depending on the needs of the purchaser. In most cases, you can either choose to market your cattle yourself or you may choose to contact companies who are currently working in that particular market. In most cases, this isn’t accomplished overnight but over years of relationship building and developing genetics that work in a particular international market. The Canadian Beef Industry Conference will once again be held August 14th16th, 2018 in London, Ontario. This conference has quickly become the meeting place for the beef industry and I encourage you to attend. It is a great place to meet other cattle producers and enjoy some time away from the ranch while still ‘working’. The keynote speaker is Rex Murphy who is sure to inform and entertain you with his provocative commentary on Canadian politics. The CBBC will be hosting its second annual Technical Forum at CBIC which will focus on the science of cattle breeding. There is more information available on the website www.canadianbeefindustry.com.


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CJHA President report CANADIAN J UNIOR HE RE FORD AS SOC IATION Canadian Junior Hereford Association 5160 Skyline Way NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1 Phone: 1-888-836-7242 herefords@hereford.ca www.hereford.ca

By Adam Smith

It’s hard to believe that it is August already, as the summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. Each summer brings a never-ending list of jobs, which just seems to grow. Between your livestock, field work and countless other jobs and activities, it does not take long to fill a day. For many like myself, livestock shows like

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with an even better group of people who make all of this possible. And in the busy nature in which we all live, I believe it’s important to take some time and enjoy the beautiful nuances in life and appreciate those who dedicate their time to ensure that the CJHA and other events are possible. What makes the CJHA and the

First I would like to say thank you to the Bonanza committee for a fantastic week in Saint-Hyacinthe Quebec. I believe I speak for each and every attendee that this year’s Bonanza was nothing short of exceptional. Your countless unrecognized hours preparing, fundraising and executing Bonanza resulted in an amazing weekend and a first-class event. Bonanza and others are often the best break or “show-cation” one could ask for. And I am sure all those who attended Bonanza can attest to this and explain why it is often the pinnacle of Summer. Fo r t h o s e w h o h ave alre ad y par ticipated in junior Hereford shows, programs and events this summer, I am positive that you had a great experience. The CJHA offers something to everyone. For those who have not participated in any CJHA or local events, I urge you to and I will promise that you will not regret it. Whether interested in breeding and showing cattle, marketing, public speaking, all of the above and much more, the CJHA has something for you. I believe we are all fortunate to be involved in such a great breed of cattle

Hereford breed great goes far beyond the events, buckles and banners. And I believe that the people, groups, committees, business and cattleman are in need of some recognition. First I would like to say thank you to the Bonanza committee for a fantastic week in Saint-Hyacinthe Quebec. I believe I speak for each and every attendee that this year’s Bonanza was nothing short of exceptional. Your countless unrecognized hours preparing, fundraising and executing Bonanza resulted in an amazing weekend and a first-class event. Thank you to the CHA staff, adult advisors, fellow CJHA delegates and junior members. Whether it be giving a “friendly” reminder, participating in another conference call or volunteering their time, your

dedication does not go unnoticed. Organizing and fundraising several projects and events throughout the year is no easy task and your contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you to the Hereford breeders - a group as celebrated as the breed itself - recognized throughout the industry for their commitment to youth and for their dedication to their great cattle. It is comforting to know that the youth of today have many individuals and families to look up to as role models, teachers and caregivers. A tradition of excellence I am sure will to continue. Lastly, thank you to the group that undertakes more than anyone - the parents, families and caregivers of the youth. Thank you to all of you. Whether it be your financial contributions, time spent traveling or teaching juniors, your support is the foundation of our growth. I hope that everyone finds times in their busy schedules to appreciate all that this breed and industry has to offer. With the list of jobs to do, remember and appreciate all those in your life who make everything that you do possible. It has been my pleasure to work alongside my fellow juniors, adult advisor s, CHA st af f, generous sponsors and Hereford breeders throughout the year. I look forward to seeing what WE can accomplish throughout the remainder of the year. As always, if anyone has any questions, concerns or if you are interested in participating in the CJHA, I would be happy to help.

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FUTURE OF THE BREED CJHA KGF “Future of the Breed” Scholarship Winner This scholarship is presented annually to deserving CJHA members. Four scholarships values at $1000 are bestowed each year. Applications are available at www.hereford.ca and applications must be postmarked by May 15th of the year of application. Congratulations to Grace Misek, the 2018 “Future of the Breed” recipient! Grace Misek - Lethbridge, Alberta The Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) and Keith Gilmore Foundation (KGF) are pleased to announce that Grace Misek of Lethbridge, Alberta, has been chosen for the $1,000 Future of the Breed Scholarship. Grace is a recent graduate of Chinook High School in Lethbridge, Alberta. She will be studying Agricultural Sciences at Lethbridge College with a major in Animal Sciences. She has been a Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) member since 2013 and has been showing Herefords since 2002, from the age of two. This year, Grace travelled to Quebec to attend her fourth Bonanza. She is a big fan of Bonanza. “Through this great show, I have met friends from across Canada and the world who share my love of Hereford cattle,” she says. “This year, I signed up to be a Bonanza Buddy, to help mentor the younger youth and share my enthusiasm for Herefords.” Grace’s other interests include being very active in minor hockey, as a long-time player and more recently taking on roles as assistant coach and on-ice instructor for young athletes. Her goals, after completing her education, include owning land, building a strong cow-calf operation and raising Hereford beef.

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Memorial Scroll Honour Roll

The Canadian Hereford Association honours individuals who are recognized as leaders in the development of the Hereford breed in Canada. This Award is not limited to Hereford breeders. Guidelines for the award recognize that many people on the perimeters of the Hereford industry make outstanding contributions as employees, elected representatives, research scientists, livestock specialists, etc. For these reasons, it is the intention of the Canadian Hereford Association to consider everyone associated with the Hereford industry in bestowing such awards. We place on the Honour Roll those living persons who we deem to have been most instrumental to the well being of the industry. A Memorial Scroll recognizes leaders who have passed on. It is not a coincidence that those persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the Hereford industry are also very much involved with their families in community affairs. In many instances, while we know them best for their leadership in the Hereford industry, they are also leaders in other phases of agricultural production. The assistance and knowledge of such men and women improves the well being of everyone who comes in contact with them. Many of our Canadian Hereford industry leaders have been recognized nationally and internationally for their unselfish dedication to the improvement of life for their fellow man. The Board of Directors, CANADIAN HEREFORD ASSOCIATION

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Honour Roll Brad Corbiell

The CHA congratulates Brad Corbiell on his induction into the Canadian Hereford Association Honour Roll. Brad was born in 1959 to Armand and Mary Ellen Corbiell, in Bassano Alberta. The Corbiell family has been raising horned Herefords for over 60 years in Cluny Alberta, where Armand and Mary Ellen first established the operation. Brad graduated from his local school, Cluny Bow Valley High School, in 1977 and acquired his first purebred Hereford, ONG 2Y, given to him by his father. Brad used the ONG tattoo for approximately 25 years with father Armand and his brothers, Dan and Cam. The operation was later named Corbiell Herefords and that’s when Brad started using the “C” tattoo and prefix to identify his cattle and breeding. Brad married Tammy (Jorgensen) in 1978 and together they raised Jodi-Lea Aebly (Dustin) and Ty Corbiell (Melissa). Corbiell Herefords is now a thirdgeneration operation with the addition of Ty and his wife Melissa. Brad and Tammy enjoy spending time with their 5 grandchildren Hadley and Callie Aebly, Dane, Ryle and Barron Corbiell. Commun it y involvement has always been important to Brad, demonstrated by his membership

and service in many organizations. From 4-H, to serving as an executive for the Cluny Lions Club, Brad enjoys the many friendships he has created through his involvement. He has had a long-time association with local 4-H beef and horse clubs, serving as a judge for many shows over the years. Brad also enjoyed coaching midget hockey for four years prior to coaching Jodi-Lea and Ty. He enjoys getting involved locally with the Gleichen Agricultural Society and serving as a volunteer at the Gleichen rodeo where many generations come together to enjoy the annual event. Before working full time on his own ranch, Brad worked for Bar Pipe Hereford Farm as their herdsman from 1981 to 1990 and served as a director for the Calgary District Hereford club during this time. Brad’s promotion of the breed was evident in his work as a field man for the Canadian Hereford Digest from 1991 to 2000 and service on the Canadian Hereford Association board of directors. In 2001, Brad’s hard work and dedication was recognized when Corbiell Herefords was presented with the Alberta Purebred Breeder of the year award. In addition to judging and showing at many local shows, Brad showed cattle at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado in 1998 and was the 2009 Record Stockman’s Canadian Livestock Industry Leader of the year at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver. As a cattleman, Brad participated in a Corbiell and Fraser production sale, contributed to the Bull’s Eye sales and hosted his own successful annual production sale from 2015 to 2018. The Corbiell family consigned bulls to the Calgary Bull Sale for 17 consecutive years, winning best set-of-3 bulls in 1998, Reserve Grand Grand Champion in 1999,

Reserve Junior Champion in 2006 and best group-of-5 bulls in 2009 and 2011. Corbiell Herefords has served as a pillar in the Hereford community and in our industry. They internationally recognized and have exported to China, Kazakhstan and the United States. Corbiell Herefords held a dispersal sale in November of 2017 where the Corbiells were presented with their 50 year membership service pin from the Canadian Hereford Association. The family’s final Corbiell Bull Sale was held in February of 2018. The Corbiell family will remain friends of the Hereford community, known for their commitment and passion for the Hereford breed.

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Honour Roll Gordon & Howard Crittenden

The Canadian Hereford Association congratulates Gordon and Howard Crittenden for their induction into the Canadian Hereford Association’s Honour Roll. Gordon was born September 13th, 1953 in the Imperial District of Saskatchewan, followed by younger brother Howard who was born July 13th, 1955. The Crittenden family has been established on the family’s homestead since 1912. The homestead started as a mixed farm, from which the original cow herd was sold in 1964. Eight years later, in 1972, Howard and Gordon purchased their first group of cattle to re-establish their cow herd and in 1978 they bought their first group of purebred Herefords. The Crittenden men are known for their willingness to learn, adapt, and grow. Family plays an important role in their lives and they are proud of their wives, children and grandchildren. Gordon married Shirley (Mooney) in 1981 and they raised 3 children - Megan, Justine and Spencer. Howard married Sharon (Emigh) in 1977. Together they raised Jim (Kari), Grant (Lindsay) and Kirbie Mosewich (Preston). The Crittenden family now shares their passion for Herefords with Howard’s six grandchildren - Paige, Hailey and Larissa, Ryland and Reid, and Wyatt. The Crittendens value community involvement and time spent with good friends in their community.

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Howard and Gordon support the community’s hockey association, the community association, the school board and the local United Church board. In 2017 they donated 100% of the proceeds from the sale of one of their heifers to the Imperial & District Ambulance, raising over $5,000. The operation has grown and now includes the C5 partnership, which has brought the next generation of Crittenden men into the farm partnership. Jim, Grant, and Spencer largely operate the grain farming division while Howard and Gordon maintain the cattle operation. The family now farms over 13,000 acres and breeds more than 200 females annually. The GHC brand is k now n internationally as a leading producer of superior Polled Hereford genetics, with exports extending to Denmark, Russia, Germany, England, Ireland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, A r g ent i n a , Ur ug u ay a nd t o numerous U.S. states. GHC Herefords have also been sold into 10 provinces domestically. Semen interests in bulls have been sold to many groups, including Alta Genetics, Western Breeders and Semex. The brothers are good cattlemen, using traditional selection methods and embracing the use of EPDs and carcass data to improve the genetic make up of their herd. The Crittendens hosted a successful bi-annual production sale from 1998 to 2014 and consigned many high sellers to other sales such as Canadian Western Agribition. Howard and Gordon started their first annual spring bull and female sale in 2017. WTK Continental 66F is one example of many great animals that brought success to the partnership’s operation. This bull was Junior Champion at Agribition in

1998, Grand Champion at Agribition in 1999, and Nat ional Senior Champion Bull at the Western Stock Show in Denver in 2000. Howard and Gordon have been proud promoters of the Hereford breed, hosting thousands of guests at numerous provincial field days. In 2012, they hosted the World Hereford Conference tour. They have been proud to be the Canadian Western Agribition Red Coat Classic Chairmen for five years. Howard and Gordon have always been huge supporters of youth activities and many GHC females have been successfully exhibited by Canadian Ju n ior Her efor d A s s o c i at ion members across Canada. Gordon and Howard have both helped many young cattlemen by sharing their knowledge, skills and friendship. They want to pass on the mentorship and support they got when they were young and starting out and they continue this tradition by offering terms at their annual sale.


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Honour Roll Ken Wray

The Canadian Hereford Association congratulates Ken Wray on his induction into the Honour Roll. Like most Canadians, we have our ancestors to thank for uprooting t hemselves f rom t heir home land before starting their new life in Canada. Ken’s grandfather immigrated from Ireland as a teenager. Ken’s father got an early start in agriculture and started farming in the 1930’s. In 1952 Ken was born on July 11 in Melita, MB and by 1971 he graduated grade 12 from the Pierson Collegiate school. Like his father, Ken started farming at a very young age and bought his first parcel of land in 1972. Ken and his brother Don continued to buy land and then in 1984 they bought out their father and created Til-Toba Polled Herefords. The foundation of the Til-Toba Polled Hereford herd came from a purebred Hereford Ken bought from the Habok Bros. in 1976 and 35 heifers Ken and Don leased from Walter and Shorty Johnson of Twin J Polled Herefords. Ken’s first herd bull was purchased from Square-D Polled Herefords Square-D Gainer 92R. Ken married Judy (Lee) on November 17, 1973 and together they raised three children; Jamie, Derek and Brettney. All three of their children

were involved and shared in the family’s passion for the Hereford breed, each showing Hereford steers and heifers for 13-14 years. Ken was a 4-H leader for the Tilston Beef Club for 20 years and daughter Jamie was the Manitoba Hereford Association Queen in 1991. Brett was the Manitoba Hereford Association Ambassador in 2000, the Manitoba Junior Hereford Association Delegate, and served on the Canadian Junior Hereford Association National Council. At Bonanza in 2004, Brett was overall Champion Show person and had Champion and Reserve Champion Bred & Owned. The next generation has been welcomed into the Wray family as Ken and Judy have 5 grandchildren - Lily, Lucas, Hadlee, Spencer and Sutton. Ken’s community involvement extends beyond the ranch as he is proud to support many local organizations where people come together and foster new friendships. The Tilston curling and skating rink, United Church and Antler River Ag Society are a few among many. Ken’s passion for youth and baseball are demonstrated through his dedication to the many Pee Wee and Atom Pierson baseball teams he has coached over 10 years. He is a Level 3 baseball coach and is proud to take his teams to provincial championships. Ken especially enjoyed coaching Brett when she was on the Melita Beavers team in the early 2000’s. Over the years, Ken has served as a committee member and host for many Hereford events in Manitoba. Some of these events include the Herd Builders Sale in Brandon, MB, the Southwest Zone Fund Raiser at Tilston in 1984, the Manitoba Hereford Association board and Bonanza. Ken extended his Hereford involvement to the national level

when he became the president of the Moosomin Hereford Association and attended the CHA AGM in Calgary AB, Saskatoon SK, Russel MB, and Brandon MB. As a cattlemen, Ken has traveled frequently to shows and sales throughout Canada and the United States. He was a consignor to the first Cream of the Crop bull sale in the 1970’s and has consigned to many other sales over the years. Ken showed at Agribition for 10 years and had class winners along with Senior Bull Calf Champion in 2006. He has participated in the Manitoba Ag Ex extensively, winning Grand Champion Bull in 1995, Grand Champion Female in 2005, many class winners and Futurity Cow/ Calf Champion in 1998. Til-Toba has shown cattle at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO and had a class winner there in 2010. In addition to his many successes at the various national and international shows, Ken has sold cattle to Russia, Kazakhstan and 8 different states in the USA. He started to disperse his herd in January of 2015 to ANL Polled Herefords and continued to disperse in the fall of 2016 to Manns Polled Herefords and Trevor and Sara Airriess of Airriess Polled Herefords. In 2001, the CHA was happy to congratulate Ken on 25 years of membership and presented him with his 25 year membership service pin.

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Honour Roll Ron & Nadine Wells

The Canadian Hereford Association congratulates Ron and Nadine Wells on their induction into the Honour Roll. The history of how Ron and Nadine became involved with the Hereford breed goes back to Nadine’s grandfather, William Alexander, who homesteaded in Greenock township and finished western Canadian Hereford steers on his farm. He had three sons, Ed (Nadine’s father), Roy and Norman. All three boys created their own cow herds, focusing on the Hereford breed, and established Alexander Brothers (A.B.) Herefords. The Alexander brothers had an elite Hereford operation and were always on the leading edge of performance and marketing within the Hereford breed. Nadine was born to her parents Ed and Marjorie and from an early age had experience with Hereford cattle. She was very active in 4-H, showing Hereford cattle and even showed the reser ve champion Hereford steer in the 1958 Queen’s Guineas Royal Agricultural Winter Fair at the age of 16. Both Ron and Nadine attended Walkerton District secondary school and Nadine went on to attend Lougheed Business College in Kitchener, ON. Ron became more involved with Hereford cattle in 1964 when he began working

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with Ed, Roy, and Norman. Ron and Nadine married in 1966 which marked the beginning of Crystal Brook Polled Herefords. They have four children who played an active roll in the Crystal Brook herd - Sherry Emke (Wells), Shane Wells, Melanie Cowell (Wells) and Myron Wells. Ron and Nadine now also have 4 grandchildren - Michael Colwell, Ashley Zier Colwell, Miranda Emke and Larissa Emke. Over the years, Ron and Nadine participated in several training courses to perfect their critique in seed stock selection and marketing techn iques. Ron and Nad i ne successfully showed cattle at the Royal Agricultural fair, Mark of Excellence (MOE) shows and Canadian Western Agribition and they knew how to market their cattle. Many banners and trophies for champion and reserve champion animals, bred and owned by Ron and Nadine, were reaped at the Royal Winter Fair and other Ontario MOE shows. They earned several gold and silver Canadian Hereford Association MOE awards throughout their show career and consigned cattle to both the Western Hereford Zone Sales and to the Ontario Hereford Prestige Show and Sale. Following the Crystal Brook Polled Hereford dispersal in 1985, Ron and Nadine established a small elite herd of Polled Herefords and formed Crystal Brook Fitting Services. Their passion for Herefords was evident in the hands-on clinics that they put on at their farm for breeders across Ontario for 8 years. The clinics included topics like cattle selection, f it t ing , show ing and judg ing beef cattle, genetic heritability, performance data and carcass data. From 2000 to 2002, Nadine was president of the Ontario Western Hereford Zone, where she applied for the Trillium Foundation grant. This

grant enabled the Ontario Western Hereford Zone to host a first-class MOE Show during the years she was president. Several years ago, Ron and Nadine introduced and annually sponsor the Ontario Commercial Breeder of the year award. This award is established in their name and is presented to a progressive Ontario commercial breeder who is using Hereford genetics in their operation. From April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2016, Ron fulfilled his duties in his role as Secretary-Manager of the Ontario Hereford Association. Nadine worked as hard as Ron did and together, they did a fantastic job, receiving several appreciation awards from the Canadian Hereford and Ontario Hereford Associations at their retirement. Ron and Nadine take great pride in their operation and community. They are faithful members of the Immanuel Evangelical Missionary Church in Paisley, Ontario. They received the Danforth Foundation Cer t if icate i n recog n it ion of Qualities of Leadership and received f irst and second place in the Ontario Ploughman’s Association Beautification awards. In the spare time that he has, Ron is also an active volunteer with the local food bank. The 2016 Agricultural Winter Fair Hereford Show was in honour of Ron and Nadine where they received their 50-year membership service pin from the Canadian Hereford Association. They are recognized for their outstanding involvement and dedication to the Hereford breed.


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CJHA Honour Roll MORGAN MILLHAM Morg an is the son of Dr. Carmen Millham and Allison H u n t e r. H e w a s b o r n i n Yorkton, Saskatchewan and attended school in Saskatoon from Kindergarten to Grade 9. His remaining high school s t u d i e s we re c o m p l e t e d at the Lutheran Collegiate Bible Institute in Outlook, Sasksatchewan. Morgan is now attending the College of Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. A Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) m e m b e r f o r 1 2 ye a r s , M o rg a n i s c u r re n t ly serving on the CJHA National Council Executive as Communications Officer and representing Saskatchewan juniors. He has served on National Council for four years and has been very involved in CJHA activities and projects, including the Semen Donation project, the CJHA newsletter, the 50/50 and Heifer Lottery. Morgan and his family have attended, exhibited and shown at multiple cattle shows throughout the years, including Brandon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, Agribition and other provincial and National Hereford shows. Morgan himself has been showing cattle since he was six years old. Bonanza 2006 in Brandon,

Manitoba, was the first cattle event in which Morgan participated. Since then, he has participated in many more and that includes 11 CJHA Bonanzas across Canada. He is actively involved in his provincial beef 4-H clubs as well. He is currently the vicePresident of the Saskatoon 4-H Beef Club and has been a member there for the past nine years. At the 2015 Saskatoon 4-H Regional Show, Morgan received Intermediate Champion Showperson honours and his steer was named Reserve Grand Champion. Morgan has also always loved playing sports. He started playing hockey when he was five years old and continued playing until he moved to Outlook. He played football for seven years and was captain of his high school team in grade 12. He also played basketball for five years. Over the past few years, Morgan has worked at Friendship Inn in Saskatoon, serving meals to people in need. In the community of Outlook, he visits residents of seniors homes and he likes to help out his neighbours with odd jobs like delivering meals and painting. One of his favourite places to volunteer in Outlook is Variety Place, which is a care home for people with mental disabilities. Morgan would like to continue with his agricultural studies in order to pursue a career in the livestock industry. Congratulations Morgan!

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Featuring successful Hereford and Hereford Influence projects Send your results to sarah@hereford.ca

Island Show Top Hereford Steer Exhibited by: Peyton Haslam Cowichan 4-H Beef Club

Island Show Top Hereford Heifer Exhibited by: Dougan Defrane Cedar 4-H Club

Cremona 4-H Show Grand Champion Female Exhibited by: Ashley Nelson Cremona 4-H Club

Cremona 4-H Show Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by: Ashley Nelson Cremona 4-H Club

Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day Reserve Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by: Elih Sletten Abbey-Lance 4-H Beef Club

Abbey-Lancer 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day Grand Champion Female Exhibited by: Erin Casey Abbey-Lance 4-H Beef Club

Willow Creek 4-H District Show Claresholm Reserve Club Champion Steer Exhibited by: Daniel Shuepbach Claresholm 4-H Beef Club

Willow Creek 4-H District Show Claresholm & Willow Creek District Champion 2 Year old Exhibited by: Daniel Shuepbach Claresholm 4-H Beef Club

Daniel Shuepbach Other Achievements: Best Home grown Steer Willow Creek Reserve Grand Champion Female Claresholm Reserve 3 Year old WCD 2nd Senior judging Claresholm 1st Senior judging Claresholm 2nd public speaking Lloydminster 4-H Expo Willow Creek 4-H District Show 1st Senior Female record Grand Champion Steer Claresholm & Willow Creek District keeping Exhibited by: Shelby Bygrove Champion Breeders Herd Lloydminster, SK Exhibited by: Daniel Shuepbach Claresholm 4-H Beef Club Lloydminster 4-H Expo Reserve Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by: Paige Lehmann Lashburn, SK

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Lloydminster 4-H Expo Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by: Brenden Lischka Steelman, SK

Lloydminster 4-H Expo Reserve Champion Three Year Old Exhibited by: Paige Lehmann Lashburn, SK


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5,529

1,126

2008**

17,964

7,506

1,014

2009**

15,038

5,483

970

2017 % Growth 1.02% 31.7% -11.1%

Transfers* Annual Members

2010**

13,100

5,662

934

2011**

14, 130

5, 963

878

2012**

14,133

5,756

858

2013**

12,873

5,516

865

2014**

12,698

5,720

828

2015**

12,729

5,125

873

2016**

12,827

5,963

865

2017**

13,386

5,069

875

*Includes Title Transfers up to & including the year 2003

**Includes Foreign Registrations

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Financial Situation 5 year Comparison 2013 1,101,060 1,163,045

2014 1,101,060 1,161,612

2015 1,159,713 1,080,322

2016 1,255,229 1,245,183

2017 1,260,295 1,250,994

Profit

(61,990)

(1,899)

16,728

10,046

9,301

Cash A/R Inventory Prepaid Expense Investment (short) Capital Assets Investment (long) Assets Liabilities Balance

113,784 35,642 18,293 46,304 0 512,083 253,279 979,385 127,561 851,824

78,507 42,252 13,665 61,357 0 482,450 265,785 944,016 94,082 849,934

94,184 40,880 17,871 52,696 0 466,248 277,987 976,432 90,288 866,662

99,411 65,641 14,721 35,012 0 408,107 282,032 987,424 98,318 876,708

114,744 71,387 16,845 33,697 0 388,062 295, 233 1,002,468 111,145 886,009

Current Assets Current Liabilities Working Capital

317,302 127,561 189,741

311,566 94,082 217,484

333,618 90,288 250,414

346,817 98,318 255,581

381,906 111,145 277,844

2.49

3.31

3.70

3.53

3.44

Revenues Expenses

Ratio

Registration (by age of animal) and Transfers by Province – 2017  

0-6 mo.

6-12 mo.

12-18 mo.

18-36 mo.

36 + mo.

Foreign

Total

Transfers

Title Transfers 47

BC

446

135

39

13

2

1

636

208

Male

167

51

12

11

0

0

241

113

9

Female

279

84

27

2

2

1

395

95

38

Alberta Male Female

3484 1508 1976

1912 726 1186

317 152 165

127 49 78

1 0 1

14 10 4

5855 2445 3410

2176 1004 1172

5 2 3

Saskatchewan

1720

1669

141

358

0

12

3900

1352

255

Male Female Manitoba

635 1085 554

620 1049 479

60 81 49

161 197 21

0 0 0

8 4 1

1484 2416 1104

573 779 648

17 238 2

Male

145

165

3

2

0

0

315

259

1

Female Ontario

409 882

314 290

46 46

19 44

0 1

1 31

789 1294

389 485

1 63

Male

186

50

9

5

0

10

260

98

2

Female Quebec Male Female Maritimes Male

696 147 43 104 266 49

240 82 20 62 74 14

37 8 2 6 6 3

39 3 0 3 6 0

1 1 0 1 0 0

21 3 1 2 1 1

1034 244 66 178 353 67

387 57 6 51 143 26

61 4 0 4 38 1

Female

217

60

3

6

0

0

286

117

37

TOTAL Male Female

7499 2733 4766

4641 1646 2995

606 241 365

572 228 344

5 0 5

62 1 0

13386 4878 8508

5069 2079 2990

414 32 382

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Registered 50 or more head in 2017 Members who have registered 50 or more head in 2017 LILYBROOK HEREFORDS INC

372

STUART & SHERRI ZOETEMAN

80

HOLLOWAY FARMS 275

RIVER VALLEY POLLED HEREFORDS

77

FENTON HEREFORD RANCH INC

232

RSK FARMS 76

NELSON HIRSCHE PUREBREDS

205

RAFTER DOUBLE U RANCH

HIRSCHE HEREFORDS & ANGUS LTD

194

DOUGLAS TROOP 74

CR BAR RANCHING

155

MC INTYRE RANCHING CO LTD

72

BAR PIPE HEREFORD RANCH

141

GWG POLLED HEREFORDS

71

CORBIELL HEREFORDS 134

NYLE & CLINT STROMSMOE

69

BROST LAND & CATTLE CO LTD

132

CALVIN GEORGE RAMSAY

68

ULRICH HEREFORD RANCH INC

126

STANDARD HILL LIVESTOCK

67

NELS & TERRI NIXDORFF & FAMILY

125

COPPER CREEK RANCH

66

HILL 70 QUANTOCK RANCH LTD

123

S NIXDORFF & SONS

66

ANL POLLED HEREFORDS

121

JOHN LUTZ 65

75

CRITTENDEN BROS 119

LAMPORT’S POLLED HEREFORDS

64

DOENZ RANCHES LTD

117

W A AYREY 62

PHANTOM CREEK LIVESTOCK LTD

109

ANDERSON RANCHES LTD

61

JAMES SPENCER DUKE

108

ROBERT C BANNERMAN

60

EUGENE S & NORMA E POHOLKA

107

HARVIE RANCHING 59

HARVEY DALE DUKE

106

BLAIR FENTON 59

JO NOMN HEREFORD RANCH

102

DONALD WAYNE GILLESPIE

59

MC COY CATTLE COMPANY LTD

100

BNC POLLED HEREFORDS

58

HAROLD A ODDAN

96

KEN RUTLEDGE 57

COULEE CREST HEREFORDS

96

BERT ANDERSON 56

MISTY VALLEY FARMS

94

MERLE W WYATT

56

CRONE HEREFORDS 94

RAYMOND CHITTICK 56

JBLC HOLDING INC

92

GARRETT RANCH 55

TWIN VIEW POLLED HEREFORDS

91

DUNCAN LEES 55

GEMSTONE CATTLE CO

89

MAURICE S ODDAN

54

XTC RANCHES 89

RODNEY GAMBLE 54

CRAIG DOUGLAS BRAUN

88

MISSION RIDGE HEREFORDS

53

REMITALL WEST POLLED HEREFORDS

83

HAROLDSONS POLLED HEREFORDS

51

BIG GULLY FARM

81

PAHL LIVESTOCK LTD

50

D W HEREFORDS

80

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New Annual Members, Young Guns & Junior Members 2017 British Columbia AMY M BROWN BLACK CREEK ANTHONY B BROWN BLACK CREEK SYDNEY L BROWN BLACK CREEK ANDREW V CIANCONE KAMLOOPS KAYLEE COLBOURNE SHAWNIGAN LAKE DENZEL COTE WILLIAMS LAKE MAGGIE DICKSON TOPLEY JEREMY GILL CHILLIWACK ALEXIS HALVORSON HOUSTON KEN & HALEY HALVORSON HOUSTON HAYFEVER FARMS KRIS MOEBIS CHARLIE LAKE COLIN HLUSEK ABBOTSFORD CURTIS HLUSEK ABBOTSFORD LINDA HLUSEK ABBOTSFORD BRANDON KOCH LANGLEY VICTORIA KOVACS DUNCAN BAILEY KRAUSE CACHE CREEK JACOB KRAUSE CACHE CREEK PAMELA & JORDAN KRAUSE CACHE CREEK CAMRYN LEWIS COURTENAY BREEANNA MAC DONALD PRINCE GEORGE JEAN MACAULAY SAANICHTON JULIANNA REIMER ABBOTSFORD LOLA REIMER ABBOTSFORD SMITH FARMS CLINT SMITH ABBOTSFORD DAWSON SPADY WILLIAMS LAKE DANIELLE SPENCER MAPLE RIDGE BAILEY SPOONER HOUSTON PAIGE THOMPSON ABBOTSFORD EVAN WARKENTIN VANDERHOOF NICHOLAS WARKENTIN VANDERHOOF WESTON WARKENTIN VANDERHOOF STACEY WILLMON NANAIMO 162

Alberta BRIEREVILLE RANCH DWAYNE & ROCHELLE KUMPULA ST LINA CA COSSEY & SONS CHAD COSSEY TOFIELD SARAH CAIRNS HIGH PRAIRIE DRUCELLA ROSE DENNIS THORSBY JOANNE DYCK FOISY COLTON FINCK DEL BONITA KAYCEE FINCK DEL BONITA KYLEE FINCK DEL BONITA SAGE FINCK DEL BONITA EMMA GRIMMEYER CLYDE KATE GRIMMEYER CLYDE TINLEY HARVIE & LYLA HARVIE OLDS COLE JONATHAN HRONEK RED DEER COUNTY DEION ANTHONY HRONEK RED DEER COUNTY ERIKKA ROSE KUMPULA ST LINA KALE ANTHONY KUMPULA ST LINA RANDEEN LANG FORESTBURG LAZY H MINIATURE HEREFORDS CALVIN & JODY HENNIG WEMBLEY SAMANTHA LIBOIRON HARDISTY KOLBY MC CURRACH CONDOR SPENCER MC MILLIN HANNA SYDNEY MC MILLIN HANNA NELSON HIRSCHE PUREBREDS STIRLING GRACIE NICOLE NELSON DEL BONITA GUNNER GRAHAM NELSON STIRLING JADE BRIANNE NELSON DEL BONITA MAYSA ELLEN NELSON DEL BONITA NOAH GRANT NELSON STIRLING RYDER JAMES NELSON DEL BONITA SADIE LAYNE NELSON DEL BONITA TYCEE ANGELA NELSON STIRLING

DUNCAN & LINDA M OSINCHUK ELK POINT DANIEL RAY WORSLEY JORDYNN ROGERS DRAYTON VALLEY RYLEE ROGERS DRAYTON VALLEY CHARLEY ANN SIMPSON MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY ROSS & ARLENE STAFFORD IRVINE LISA TITFORD BAY TREE TRAIL'S END LAND & CATTLE CO LTD BARRY & JUDY BIESTERFELDT ORION CASEY TREFIAK EDGERTON RYAN TREFIAK EDGERTON WARREN & JANET HENRY RANCHING LTD WARREN & JANET HENRY PATRICIA ROBERT WATSON VERMILION BRUSSOW POLLED HEREFORDS HIGH LEVEL

Saskatchewan BRANT W BANNERMAN LIVELONG KATHLEEN MARY BIEBER WOLSELEY WILLIAM BLAKLEY CONSUL CHRISTILL FARMS BILL & CHRISTINA NELSON ST DENIS DKC HEREFORDS DOUGLAS CASEY TOMPKINS MIKE FLAMAN VIBANK RAWLEY FLICEK NEILBURG DANIKA GAILLARD MILESTONE REESE GAILLARD MILESTONE JAYNE & ARLIS HANSON VAL MARIE PARRY HITCHENS CARNDUFF SHAYLYN HUNT-SISSONS LLOYDMINSTER JORDI JAHNKE & HAYLI JAHNKE MORSE LANE JAHNKE MORSE LARISSA LUPUL REGINA OWEN & BRYCE MAWBEY UNITY

AIDAN JAKE ODDAN MAIDSTONE RACHEL MAY ODDAN MAIDSTONE CARLYLE E K REID HEPBURN TORCH VIEW CATTLE COMPANY MATTHEW HORDOS WHITE FOX TY YEWSUK LESTOCK WYATT YEWSUK LESTOCK

Manitoba MURRAY BURTON ANOLA BUTLER VALLEY LIVESTOCK TRAVIS & TRACY LANDELS CROMER EMMA FALCONER HARTNEY PONDEROSA FARMS EDWARD GRIFT BRANDON SIGGA VIGFUSSON LUNDAR STEPHEN & VICKI YANYK OAKBURN Ontario ALLAN ADAMS CONSECON ALORA FARMS STEPHEN SIMPSON ODESSA FAITH BOUMA STIRLING KAITLIN CAVANAGH KINBURN ANDREW CHECHALK ST ANNS CINDY COOK BRIGHT CHRIS COSSITT WALKERTON COVERED PORCH POLLED HEREFORDS ROY & SARAH MC ALLISTER RAVENNA BETTY GAUTHIER MATTAWA ABIGAIL GIBSON SMITH FALLS HANNAH HAYES YARKER RACHEL HAYES YARKER GRACIE JONES FENELON FALLS WESLEY JONES FENELON FALLS THOMAS R KENNEDY PEMBROKE JAMIE TAYLOR KIGGINS LANSDOWNE DOMINIC LLOYD KNAPP PRESCOTT

GABRIELA KOTT CAISTOR CENTRE L & N WILSON FARM FENELON FALLS KYLE LAGACE NEWTONVILLE ZACKARY LAGACE NEWTONVILLE JARET PARLIAMENT BLOOMFILED CLARKE & ALISON PETERS EAST GARAFRAXA LIAM, JOSHUA, RORY & JAMES PETERS EAST GARAFRAXA PREMIER LIVESTOCK PETER FRIJTERS MILVERTON REDVIEW FARMS TOM & LORNE WILHELM CHEPSTOW SGS FARMS GREG STUBBINGS WINCHESTER BILL SLUIMAN EGANVILLE CONNOR SWACKHAMER ACTON TED RUSSELL LTD PERTH TRIARO FARMS INC CLARENCE PRONK ARTHUR TYLER WARD WILLIAMSTOWN KAYLEE WELLS JASPER

Quebec LUC BELLEMARE & NADIA BEAULIEU STE- SERAPHINE SAMUEL DEMPSEY WEST BROME KOLTON GUNTER CLEVELAND RANCH DYNAMIC HEREFORDS GUILLAUME & RAYNALD NOISEUX MARIEVILLE Maritimes ALLISON & BEVERLY BOOTH JOLICURE, NB DANIKA FAWCETT DORCHESTER, NB ELLA FLEWELLING JACKSONTOWN, NB HIDDEN MEADOW FARMS DAVID & BENJAMIN ALWARD RICEVILLE, NB DARREN PORTER DIGBY, NS RYAN SULLIVAN TRURO, NS


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Hereford Farewells ALAIN CHARLES DECORBY

October 5, 1961 - May 7, 2018 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Alain DeCorby, of Rocanville, Saskatchewan, at 56 years of age. Beloved husband of Karen and loving dad of Alexis, Alain is the son of Finna and the late Henry DeCorby, of Spy Hill. He grew up at Circle D Polled Herefords, along with seven brothers and two sisters. Alain is survived by an extensive family and many friends throughout North America and abroad. In 1991, Alain married Karen Clegg, of Scissors Valley Polled Herefords and together they owned and operated Section 7 Ranch. Alexis came into the world in 1996 to share their lives on the ranch. Alain was a ‘cattleman`s cattleman’, following closely in his father’s footsteps. Driven and focused, with a phenomenal work ethic, Alain was also a keen observer. He was a student of genetics who sought not only to improve the quality of his own herd, but that of the entire industry. He was committed to producing cattle that would be sought-after by other cattlemen for their functionality and profitability. Alain also had a passion for the show ring. He is the only Canadian to have won the United States Senior Showmanship award at the U.S. Junior National Polled Hereford Heifer Show (1982). And he has since garnered a number of notable wins at numerous North American shows, including Grand Champion Hereford Bull at Agribition. Alain also presided as judge at many shows, including Manitoba Ag-Ex and the 1994 American Junior National Polled Hereford Show with Charlie Boyd II. He also gave clinics on showing and fitting cattle. Instead of Disneyland trips for Alexis, Alain committed to taking his daughter to a Junior shows. Alain enjoyed watching Alexis show cattle, and taking her to Denver for the first time was a great pleasure. Despite missing her terribly, Alain fully supported Alexis’ decision to pursue a degree in Agriculture, at the University of Saskatchewan. Alain was also proud Alexis adopted the Section 7 Ranch brand. The ranch added Angus cattle to the herd in 2008 and Alain spent many hours researching pedigrees and watching videos of bulls to acquaint himself with the Angus breed. When their “ranch hand” (a.k.a. Alexis) when off to school in 2015, a dispersal sale of the Hereford herd followed but Alain continued studying Hereford sale catalogues, keeping up on news in the Hereford community and helping Alexis maintain her own Hereford herd. His belief in the adaptability and value of Hereford cattle for future cowherds never wavered. Section 7 Ranch had two bull sales featuring both Hereford and Angus bulls, with the last one taking place in the spring of 2017, just two weeks prior to Alain receiving his diagnosis. With the goal of taking Alexis to a couple of Jackpot shows this summer, Alain halter broke and prepared the heifers through the winter and spring of 2018. In March 2018, he and the family travelled to a number of sales. Alain cherished connecting with his many friends and acquaintances in the cattle business. He is remembered as someone who took time for conversations and friendship. Alain often talked fondly of his time working for cattle producers in the US who became lifelong friends. Karen, Alexis, and all of Alain`s family are forever grateful for the loyalty, friendship and support Alain received.

EMILY McCULLUM

April 10, 1997 - December 21, 2017 The Canadian Hereford Association hereby honours the life of Emily Josephine McCullum, of Peterborough, Ontario, in her 21st year. (Baby Hudson) Emily is the beautiful daughter of Steve Powell (Jamie-Lynn Kellar) of Country Rose Herefords and of Nicole McCullum (Larry Pollock). She is the loving sister to Olivia, Bradly, Kyle, Ashley and A.J. and the cherished granddaughter of Glenn and Josephine Howson and Brad and the late Roseanna Powell. Special friend of Austin Gallagher. She will be sadly missed by friends and family. Emily loved working with animals, was an active beef 4-H member.

HECTOR SCHNEIDER

July 25, 1925 - October 30, 2017 Hector Herman Schneider, beloved husband of Violina “Vi” Schneider of Medicine Hat, passed away on Monday, October 30th, 2017 at the age of 92 years. Hector was born in Surprise, Saskatchewan and was raised in the Schuler district. He married Violina Eagle on June 30th, 1949 in Medicine Hat. Hector and Vi bought land in Maple Creek and created a successful purebred cattle herd for the next 25 years. In October of 1976, they sold the ranch and moved to Wetaskawin where Hector became a Hereford consultant. In 1983, they moved to Medicine Hat and worked purebred cattle sales, promoting the Hereford breed. Hector was a member of the Senior Slow Pitch, the Moose Lodge and the Connaught Golf Club where he enjoyed many games of golf with friends. Hector also leaves to cherish his memory one son, Doug Schneider (Nasim Karimi); one daughter, Gerri Schneider; one son-in-law, Brian Langevin; three grandchildren, Josh Schneider, Jesse Schneider and D-Jay Schneider; one sister, Irene Eaton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Hector was predeceased by one son, Robert Dale Schneider, in infancy; one daughter, Marilyn Langevin; his parents, Herman and Louise Schneider; and three brothers, Milbert (Naomi) Schneider, Bill (Edna) Schneider and Kenny (Mary) Schneider.

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JACK GAMBLE

June 27, 1928 - October 19, 2016 John “Jack” Gamble was born on June 27th, 1928, in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, to Glenn and Margaret. He passed at the Tofield Heath Centre at the age of 88 years. Jack purchased his first Herefords in 1955 and raised horned Herefords for over 50 years and farmed in Pambrun, Saskatchewan. Soon after he started raising purebred cattle he became involved with the ROP (Record of Performance) program. He enjoyed the opportunity to represent the Hereford Association on both the provincial and federal ROP advisory councils. Jack served as a municipal councillor, was involved with 4-H, volunteered at Swift Current Frontier Days and participated in the annual bull sale. In later years, he was very involved with Regina’s Agribition. He loved hockey and played on local teams for many years. As his own sons began playing, he started coaching hockey and eventually became a referee for local games. A seasonal job as a weighman for the ROP program eventually led to a full-time job with the Livestock Branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Agriculture. Jack was a good student and spent one winter at the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon. He loved reading until macular degeneration robbed him of that favourite pastime. Jack was a story teller. He could come up with a story for every situation. He could talk with anyone, anywhere. Dementia eventually made some things very difficult for Jack but he never lost his sense of humour and wit. He was an active member of his church, serving in a variety of ways. Faith and a relationship with God were deeply important to him - an anchor in his life. His wife, Mary, was the love of his life… his queen. He would do anything for her. He loved and encouraged his children but took special pleasure in his grandchildren and travelled many miles to attend meaningful events with them. Jack is survived by his sons Rodney (Vickie) and Ken (Linda); daughters Lynne (Kevin) Langager and Shannon Martens; grandchildren Angela (Chris) Hiebert, Richard Gamble, Megan Langager, Erin Langager, Kendra Langager, Bethany (Drew) Warkentin, Nathan Gamble, and Joel Gamble; great-grandchildren Mackenzie and Lukas Hiebert; sisters Josephine Sinclair and Evelyn Johnson; as well as many nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his wife Mary; sons-in-law Danny Patton and Isacc Martens; and sisters Maureen Parschauer, Elleanor Shortt, and Ina, in infancy.

PETER BYGROVE

September 1, 1941 - January 3, 2018 Peter Laurence Bygrove of Hillmond, Saskatchewan, passed away peacefully on January 3rd, 2018 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan at the age of 76 years. Peter was born in Lloydminster to Howard and Kathleen Bygrove on September 1st, 1941. Peter leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Trudy; his sons, Todd and Sue and their daughter, Shelby; Trevor and Corrie and their children Jack, Ben and Erin; Travis and Rachelle and their sons Levi, Corb and Nate; his brother Raymond; brother-in-law Wayne and Kathy Mercer and family; Goddaughter Casey and Shaun Morton and son Mason; his treasured neighbors, friends, Lloydminster Exhibition and 4-H families. Peter was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Kathleen Bygrove, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Wilda Mercer. Peter was a devoted family man, a steward of the land, proud Hereford breeder, man of his word, friend to all and a true gentleman, who leaves a legacy of love and honour.

JEFF MILLER

October 15, 1950 - March 8, 2018 The Canadian Hereford Association hereby honours the life of Jeff Miller, of Spruce View, Alberta, who passed away, surrounded by family, after his battle with cancer, at 67 years of age. He leaves behind his wife Marianne of 42 years, son Ken (Tara) and his family Rya, Easton and Keagon; his daughter Karen (Daryl) Hronek who was a very active Hereford Junior member and has taken over her father’s herd. Karen and Derek’s family Deion, Cole and Kade. Jeff was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy and Jack.

IRENE WYLIE

January 12, 2018 Irene, beloved wife of Leonard Wylie of Foothills, Alberta, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12, 2018 in Okotoks, AB. Besides her loving husband, Leonard, Irene is survived by her son Craig; brother Roy Huff; sisters, Ruth Carefoot (Lloyd) and Edna Bextie, and many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and nephews. Irene was predeceased by her daughter Ardea Wylie; her parents, Roy and Ava Huff; and her sisters, Elnora Lodermeir and Alice Wobick. The family would like to extend many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Oilfields General Hospital in Black Diamond, Alberta and to Dr. Van Tonder and the nursing staff at Canterbury 1 Tudor, in Okotoks, who made Irene’s stay there as comfortable as possible. 164


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BYRON BAYERS

1930 - July 15, 2018 Renowned publisher and editor of Hereford America, Byron Bayers was born in 1930 in Dillon, Montana to Art and Elizabeth Bayers. He passed away peacefully, at the age of 78, in Idaho Falls, where he was in ICU following complications from a fall at the family ranch in Twin Bridges, Montana. The family ranch in Twin Bridges was established in the 1930s. As a young man, Byron excelled in both sports and academics. He was also involved, from a young age, with his parents’ Hereford ranch, showing, fitting and traveling with the show cattle all over the western United States. After high school, he received a degree in business from the University of Montana in Missoula. He married his high school sweetheart, Pauline Oberg of Twin Bridges. He and Pauline were married for 62 years before her passing in 2015. Following college, Byron entered the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. His original military orders were to Korea, but later changed to a radar base in Yaak, Montana. There, he served as a Lieutenant, helping run the base on the Canadian border. He was very patriotic and proud of his service. After his Air Force service, they returned to Twin Bridges and back to the ranch until his father’s death in 1960. He then continued to run the ranch until his recent passing. He and Pauline raised 3 children, Rich, Kathy and Jill (Editor, Hereford America) on the ranch. His love for Herefords was unsurpassed. He served on the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board in the 1970s and was elected President in 1976. In 2017, he was inducted into the AHA Hall of Fame. He attended the World Hereford Conferences in Canada and Uruguay and went to Hungary to act as an AHA consultant to that country in selecting Herefords. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Canadian Hereford Ambassador Award. Many annual cattle auctions were held in the Old Round Barn located on the Bayers Ranch where their cattle set several price records in Montana. During these years, the Bayers Hereford Ranch sold cattle and genetics into 38 states and three foreign countries. He also judged some of the major cattle shows across the country. In 1997, Byron, his wife Pauline and daughter and son-in-law Jill and Marc Hotchkiss, started the publication Hereford America which is now widely read nationwide and in seven countries. He also became a private pilot after being passed over in the Air Force due to less than 20/20 eyesight. Flying was a passion for him, culminating in over 10,000 hours of flight time, with him flying or owning 117 different aircraft. He was appointed to the Montana Aeronautics Board for several years and was presented with the Pilot of the Year award for 2005-2006. He also received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot award from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2005. Other hobbies included following his beloved UM Grizzlies, local high school and national sports. He attended many Twin Bridges High School basketball tournaments in recent years and was a mainstay in the stands or on the sidelines for his children’s events. He also coached many Little League, High School and softball teams. He still attended high school football games and had a special parking place on the sidelines, where he could park his pickup and sit in a chair in the bed of his pickup. Byron was also very interested in visiting with all types of people about all subjects, was very well read and always made time for people. His community and county were very important to him. He was on many local boards and was a Madison County commissioner for several years. He served three terms on the local school board as well. These were sometimes thankless, stressful duties but he always listened to people’s concerns, often with phone calls early and late in the day. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends and community, but his good work lives on. The family wants to thank all who have sent condolences and will have a private family funeral. Most friends and family had just celebrated the ranch’s 100th year anniversary and family reunion at the Round Barn the week before his passing. Please remember him as he was there – vibrant, visiting with everybody and sharing his proud family history. He is survived by his 3 children, Rich (Mary Ann) Bayers of Buffalo, WY; Kathy Bayers of Bozeman, MT; Jill (Marc Hotchkiss) of Reva, SD, two grandchildren, Britt (Blair) Bayers and Lindsay (James Hruby), and two great grandchildren, Mia and Jack Hruby. He also has many cousins, nephews and nieces as well. Dad, ol’ bull shipper and pilot, rest in peace!

MORLEY JOHNSTON

January 1, 1931 - July 3, 2017 The Canadian Hereford Association would like to honour the life of Morley Craig Johnston, who passed away peacefully on July 3rd, 2017, at 86 years of age, at Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce. By marrying Joyce in 1984, Morley inherited a family that has grown to include four step-children, 11 grand-children, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grand-daughter. He was predeceased by his father Robert in 1936, mother Jessie in 1981 and brother Lloyd in 2011. Morley was a classic prairie farmer. He started farming full-time when he was 15 and over the next 65 years built a vibrant and successful crop and cattle enterprise that was his pride and joy. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends and forever remembered for his wry sense of humour, gentle manner and quiet wisdom.

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All-Star Breeders

Purpose: To recognize those breeders who fully comply with the THE (Total Herd Evaluation) mandate of complete and accurate reporting of performance data on their animals. For more information contact the CHA office or visit www.hereford.ca

Three Star Breeders

Four Star Breeders

Five Star Breeders

AUSTIN, VICTORIA BLISS, KIM JO BONNIE BRAE FARM BROWN, CAYLYNNE CAMEO HEREFORDS CHURCH, C GORDON COPPERTONE FARMS LTD DUNMORE FARM FLEWELLING CATTLE CO GILMAR, GLEN HAYFEVER FARMS HIDDINK, HANK & TINA KRESS, PAUL J LONE PINE RANCH LONE SPRUCE POLLED HEREFORDS MC ELROY, DOROTHY & JOHN MJT HEREFORDS PRICHARD, KENNETH RAND, EVERETT RICHAUD STOCK FARMS SANDY RIDGE FARMS SHADY BIRCH FARM SMITH, DENNIS SMITH, SUE & CRAIG TROOP, KEITH E WATKINSON, BARBARA WELLS, RALPH JACK WHISKEY LANE LIVESTOCK WILD BEAR HEREFORDS WINDY HILL FARMS WRAY, KEN & JUDY ZILKE, GLENN

11392357 ONT INC 3-D-L FARM AIRRIESS ACRES ALORA FARMS BOOSE, GARY & NORMA JEAN BRADLEY FARMS CHARLTON FARMS COPPER CREEK RANCH DE CORBY, ALEXIS DICKSON, ADRIENNE DIXON, HANNAH HOFFMAN, DIANE LYONS, WILLIAM & AUDREY NEWTON, JAMES E RANKIN, BLAIR & BOBBI RED ROCK POLLED HEREFORDS REIMER, WENDELL RIBEY, BRUCE & HEATHER RIVER VALLEY POLLED HEREFORDS SCHAAD, WAYNE P & MARY E SPRING MOUNTAIN STOCK FARM STEELE BROOK FARMS STRANGE, DENISE THORNTON, ROBERT B TROOP, VICTOR A TWIN VIEW POLLED HEREFORDS VAN CAESEELE, WESLEY WALKER, COURTNEY WARD, LARRY WELLS, JASON WILMS, DALE M

A M RANCHING ALLEN, PHIL & LESLEY BAR PIPE HEREFORD RANCH BELL, DONALD & BRENDA BIG GULLY FARM BRICKER, ROSS A CONCORDIA HEREFORDS CORNELL FARMS DORBAY POLLED HEREFORDS ECHO VALLEY FARM GUILFORD HEREFORD RANCH HEREFORD GRLZ HIGHMARK RANCHING JBLC HOLDING INC LARKIN, GEOFFREY LILYBROOK HEREFORDS INC LOG VALLEY RANCH LOHNER, MARK LOST LAKE RANCH MAGNUM RANCHING MILLHAM, HUNTER, MORGAN & SYDNEY MILLHAM, JAMES F MITCHELL, DAVID P NBG POLLED HEREFORDS NIXDORFF, NELS & TERRI & FAMILY PHANTOM CREEK LIVESTOCK LTD POGANY, CLIFFORD & KARI-ANN PUGH, WALLACE & FERN REID, DAVID G REMITALL WEST POLLED HEREFORDS RICHARDSON RANCH RSK FARMS SCHAAD, WAYNE P & MARY E SMITH, ALICIA H SPRING VALLEY FARMS STANDARD HILL LIVESTOCK STROMSMOE, NYLE & CLINT TAPP, TREVOR L TRIPLE H FARM LTD TROOP, DOUGLAS ULRICH HEREFORD RANCH INC V AND G POLLED HEREFORDS W BAR M FARMS WYLIE, L J ZOETEMAN, STUART & SHERRI

Deadline: June 1st of each year. 2018 numbers are based off of the 2017 Calf Crop. Program: Breeders will be recognized based on an All-Star scoring system for reporting performance data: (3 Star Breeder – report CE, BW, WW) (4 Star Breeder – report CE, BW, & WW plus one additional trait) (5 Star Breeder – report CE, BW, & WW plus two additional traits) Reward: - Primary member’s name included in the THE All-Star list published in the August issue of the Digest. - Primary member’s name included in special web search and illustrated under Membership Details and Breeder/Owner with THE Star logo on the web. - Logo can be used in the breeder’s own advertising /promotional materials until August of the following year. The key to this program is to pay attention to your Compliance Reports. These reports are returned along with any Performance reports at birth, weaning or yearling, and will identify any missing data. (Online users have access to these reports at any time.) After submitting weights for the June 1st Pan American Cattle Evaluation (PACE), review and return any missing data immediately so that you are not excluded from the All-Star list which debuts in the August issue of the Canadian Hereford Digest. 166


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Box 189 New Norway, AB T0B 3L0 Phone: 403 625-4693 P: (780) 855-2340 Cell: 403 C: 625-6316 (780) 608-0815 F: (780) 855-2454 Box 2044, Claresholm, Alberta, E: lonepineranch@ymail.com Canada, T0L 0T0 W: www.lonepineranch.webs.com FB: www.facebook.com/lonepineranch andy@lilybrookherefords.com Practical, Efficient Cattle Are Our Livelihood!

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Alta Genetics..................................................................................168 AM Ranching .................................................................................169 American Hereford Association ....................................................102 ANL Polled Herefords ......................................................................39 Aqua Hollow Ranch........................................................................168 A.X.A. Polled Herefords............................................................. 5, 169 Airriess Acres................................................................................... 45

Elite Genetics Production Sale .......................................................23 Elmlodge Polled Herefords..............................................................15 Erin Brook Polled Herefords ....................................................59, 169 Eureka Hereford Farms Inc ............................................................49 EZ Ranching ..................................................................................168

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Farmfair International .....................................................................54 FCI Herefords ...................................................................................66 Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc.............................................................BC First Choice Female Sale ................................................................ 10 Flewelling Cattle Co. Ltd................................................................167

Balog Auction Service Ltd......................................................... 4, 168 Bannerlane Herefords..................................................................... 14 Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch.................................................................50 Bar-RZ Polled Herefords..................................................................62 Big Gully ...........................................................................................79 Blair-Athol Polled Herefords.......................................................... 174 Bradley Farms................................................................................169 Braun Ranch.....................................................................................88 Breton West Herefords....................................................................69 Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd............................................................. 41

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Haroldson’s Polled Herefords.......................................................... 27 Harvie Ranching ..............................................................................30 HBM Polled Herefords...................................................................169 Hiddenview Polled Herefords ......................................................... 71 Highmark Ranching Polled Herefords ..........................................167 Hills Galore Stock Farms ..............................................................168 HMS Hi-Cliffe........................................................................... 47, 168 H.S. Knill Company Limited...........................................................169 Holloway Farms Ltd................................................................... 13, 70 HZ Herefords...........................................................................25, 167

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Lakeford Polled Herefords.............................................................167 Lakes Ranch Polled Herefords.......................................................IBC Lamport’s Polled Herefords....................................................52, 167 LCI/Doenz Ranches................................................................55, 167 Lian Mor Polled Herefords............................................................... 37 Lilybrook Herefords................................................................. 81, 167 Little Fort Herefords ........................................................................93 Little Poplar Grove ...........................................................................38 Little Red Deer Hereford Farm...............................................35, 167 L-O Herefords .................................................................................105 Lock Farms.............................................................................. 71, 168 Lone Pine Cattle Services ............................................................... 31 Lone Pine Ranch............................................................................167 Lost Lake Ranch.............................................................................167 Lyons Polled Herefords...........................................................86, 169

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54th Annual Production Sale Thursday, November 15, 2018 2018 Sale Offering

60 Bulls 30 Registered Bred Heifers 100 Commercial Bred Heifers

5 Broke Ranch Geldings 15 Fancy Foals

FE 63W STANDARD DOM 114B

FE 63W STANDARD DOM 200B

C 81Y MISTY LAD 77B

LPG G19Z RED LAD 35B

Al & Lori Fenton Becky & Curtis Snethun Ray-Lynn & Kacee Phone/Fax: 780-754-2384 Cell: 780-842-7806

Conrad & Janel Fenton Dalee, Prior, Emerson & Beau

Blair & Jessica Fenton Gray, Tayva & Laney

Phone: 780-754-3321 Cell: 780-209-3600

Phone: 780-754-2891 Cell: 587-281-0900

Email: fentonherefordranch@gmail.com • Box 479, Irma, AB T0B 2H0 • www.fentonherefordranch.com 7 miles East of Irma on Hwy. #14 or 11 miles West of Wainwright - Look for the Hereford Sign

Canadian Hereford Digest - August 2018  
Canadian Hereford Digest - August 2018  
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