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NJW  78P  4037  Durango  212X   ‡ Selling  limited  50  straw  packages.

‡  No  other  Canadian  semen  sold  until  2013.   ‡ US  semen  sold  through  Ned  &  Jan  Ward ‡ $2,000.00  per  package,    no  certs

Dam  of  212X

Ladysport  78P:  1/2  embryo   interest  sold  at  Ned  &  Jan  Ward’s  Sale,   WY,    for  $45,000.

Full  Sister   to  212X

NJW  Luxury  66X:    Sold  at  Ned   &  Jan  Ward’s  Sale,  WY,    for  $62,500

Sire  of  212X

THM  Durango  4037:    Calving   ease  bull,  used  on  heifers  and  cows.     Calves  are  vigorous,  deep  and  solid  with   plenty  of  grow.

Semen  for  sale   VWUDZQRFHUWL¿FDWHV

Golden  Oak  Maxium  28M

CCR  57G  Stamina  199S


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Calgary Bull Sale March 2 & 3

Bulls Eye Sale, Brooks March 22

13 Bulls Sell

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C 82R D WAR LORD 61W

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Be sure to check out our entries at Lakeland College Bull Test, Vermillion. They sell March 26, 2011

BRAD & TAMMY, TY & MELISSA

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contents January 2011

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Volume 69 | Number 1

features

contents B R A D D U B E AU

B R A D D U B E AU

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Feature Editorial by Craig Huffhines

The Basics

Hereford

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Tech Tools

The EJM Polled Herefords Story

Friendly Manitoba

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Information Bulletin Communiqué d’information de l’industrie Agricole

C AT H E R I N E B R OW N

Markets & Margins

Young Guns II

101 Show Results

Buyers’ Perspectives on Value Opportunities

Faces and Perspectives of a New Generation

105 2010 Canadian Hereford Supreme Bulls

76 Ultrasound Matters

Challenging

Producers who make data based decisions see profit at the end

The Simpson Ranch’s Systems Approach to Good Cattle Management

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136 National Market Development West 137 Committee Reports 139 Ontario Provincial Report 140 Manitoba Provincial Report 141 Saskatchewan Provincial Report 142 Alberta Provincial Report

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UpFront

150 On The Edge of Common Sense

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President’s Message

151 Quick Reference

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Message du Président

154 Auctioneers, Consultants and Services

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Hereford Horizons

156 Hereford EPD Averages

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World Hereford Conference

157 Digest Subscription Form & Ad Deadlines

135 Rapport du Directeur Général

132 Feedlot Merit Index/Maternal Productivity Index

138 Maritimes Provincial Report

columns

134 General Manager’s Report

100 4-H Achievements

117 Sales Results

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“Old Hank”

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K A R I N S C H M I D, M . S C .

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The Hereford Tradition in the Mitchell Family of Roselawn Polled Herefords

A New Digest Feature

162 Cowboy Poetry

144 British Columbia Provincial Report 145 CJHA Report 146 CJHA Thank You 147 2010 CJHA Heifer Lottery 148 Hereford Farewells


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schedule of events JANUARY Ontario Cattle Feeder’s Convention, London, ON ...................... 6-8 Peace Country Beef Congress, Dawson Creek, BC.....................7-8 Manitoba Hereford Association AGM, Brandon, MB..................... 8 Manitoba Ag Days, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB .............. 18-20 Ad Deadline for the The Next Generation Semen and Embryo Directory .....................................................................21 Camrose Bull Congress, Camrose, AB ......................................21-22 MC Quantock Sale, Lloydminster, SK ............................................. 29 FEBRUARY Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Sale, Lloydminster, SK….5 Bannerlane Production Sale #12, Livelong, SK .............................. 8 Misty Valley Farms Sale, Maidstone, SK.......................................... 9 12th Annual Midwest Hereford Sale, Lloydminster, SK .............. 10 2nd Annual Moving On Bull Sale, Cut Knife, SK ............................ 11 MJT “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale, Edgerton, AB ........................12 JNHR Bull & Female Sale, Clyde, AB ................................................17 Top Genes Bull Sale, Johner Stock Farm, Lloydminster, SK ........19 16th Annual Pine Butte Ranch Bull Sale, Kamloops, BC ..............19 Ulrich Hereford Ranch Spring Bull Sale at Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB...... ...............................................................................21 Anderson Family Herefords Sale, at Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB…… .............................................................................. 22 Alberta Cattle Feeder’s Association Conference, Red Deer, AB................................................................................ ..23-25 Holloway Farms, Ltd. 1st Annual Production Sale, Castor, AB... 24 McCoy Cattle Co. & Beck Farms Bull Sale, Regina, SK ............... 26 Ontario Hereford Association AGM, Monterey Inn & Resort Conference Centre, Ottawa, ON................................................ 25-26 MARCH Calgary Bull Show & Sale, Calgary, AB ......................................... 2-3 Show - 1:00pm, Wednesday, March 2 Sale - 11:00am, Thursday, March 3 CJHA National Council Meeting, Calgary, AB ..............................5-6 92nd Annual “Pride of the Prairies” Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster, AB/SK .........................................................................6-7 Show – March 6 Sale – March 7 Regina Bull Show & Sale, Regina, SK..........................................12-13 Standard Hill Polled Herefords, 1st Annual Bull Sale, Maidstone, SK… ........................................................................………..13 Medicine Hat Bull Show & Sale, Medicine Hat........................ 14-15 Show - Monday, March 14 Sale - Tuesday, March 15 East Central Bull Sale, Dryland Trading Co., Veteran, AB ...........................................................................................18 ANL/Wheatland “Focus on the Future” Bull Sale, Alameda, SK .........................................................................................21 Fraser’s Total Performance Bull Sale, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB ............................................................................................21 Bull’s Eye Sale, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB ......................... 22 Mankota Ranch Ready Bull Sale, Mankota, SK ............................. 24 Lakeland College Bull Test Centre Sale, Vermilion, AB ............... 26 Dawson Creek Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC ................................. 26 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Parkland Livestock Auction, Leross, SK.. ....................................................................... ...27 Harvie Ranching 2nd Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB ......................... 28 WLB Livestock Spring Bull Sale of Polled Herefords & Red & Black Simmentals, Douglas, MB.. ................................................. ..29 4th Annual Stockman Select Bull Sale, Johnstone Auction Market, Moose Jaw, SK………........................................................... .29 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon, MB ........March 30 - April 2

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APRIL Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Carberry, MB ......................................................................................... 2 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the Nappan (NS) Bull Test Station.... .............................................................................................. ..2 Cattleman’s Classic Multi-Breed Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB.......................................................................... 3 High Prairie Bull Sale, High Prairie, AB ............................................. 3 Souris Valley Multi-Breed Bull Sale, Taylor Auction Mart, Melita, MB ............................................................................................. 5 24th Annual Moccasin Flat Ranch Spring Sale, Torrington, AB ...7 Wilson-Lees Annual Bull Sale, Kisbey, SK ....................................... 8 Yellowhead Hereford Club AGM, Vanderhoof, BC.......................... 8 35th Annual Vanderhoof Invitational All Breed Registered Bull Sale, Vanderhoof, BC ........................................................................... 9 Southeast SK Breeders 37th Annual Bull Sale at Square-D Herefords, Langbank, SK .....................................................................9 NEABBA Bull Sale, Bonnyville, AB ................................................ TBA 102nd Lacombe Bull Show and Sale, Lacombe, AB......................12 T Bar K Annual Bull Sale, At the Farm… ................................... ……14 74th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale, Williams Lake, BC.......................................................................... 14-15 Lundar Bull Sale, Lundar, MB ............................................................16 Cattlemen’s Choice Hereford Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK .........18 2nd Annual Manitoba Bull & Female Sale, Brandon, MB ............ 23 Southwest Bull Development Centre Sale, Batho Farms, Oak Lake, MB… ................................................................................ TBA MAY Justamere 4th ION Bull Sale, Dauphin, MB ..................................... 6 Deadline for CJHA “Future of the Breed” and Keith Gilmore Scholarships Applications… ..............................................................15 New Legacy Hereford Breeders Sale, formerly Western Hereford Zone, Carson’s Sale Barn, Listowel, ON..........................................24 Maritime Hereford Association AGM .......................................... TBA JUNE Pasture Ready Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK .......................................... 6 Saskatchewan Hereford Association AGM, Swift Current, SK .. 11 T Bar C Invitational, Dakota Dunes Golf Links, Saskatoon, SK ................................................................................21-22 Canadian Hereford Digest August Issue Deadline ...............20 JULY OJHA Beef-A-Rama, Homestead Herefords, Ennismore, ON.....2-3 Alberta Hereford Association AGM, Hanna, AB ....................... ……6 Keith Gilmore Foundation Charity Golf Classic, Hanna Golf Club, AB .........................................................................6-7 Calgary Stampede, Calgary, AB ................................................... 8-17 Canadian Hereford Association Annual Meeting & Bonanza, Saskatoon, SK.. .......................................................................... ...27-30 Agrifair MOE Show, Abbotsford, BC ............................July 28-Aug 1 AUGUST Bulkley Valley Exhibition, MOE Show, Smithers, BC ................ TBA Northern Alberta Hereford Club Field Day & Bull Calf Futurity, Hardisty, AB... .......................................................................................18 SEPTEMBER Interior Provincial Exhibition, MOE Show, Armstrong, BC ......................................................... August 31-Sept 4 BCHA AGM, Salmon Arm, BC ............................................................. 9 Salmon Arm Fair, MOE Show, Salmon Arm, BC ..........................9-11

TBA - Watch the CHA Website for more details

Phone: 1.888.836.7242 Fax: 1.888.824.2329

Cover: Heifer calves grazing in December at the Simpson Ranch, Cochrane, AB Photo by Brad Dubeau

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Newsworthy and notable stories from the Canadian Hereford industry

20 Years

American Hereford Association

Congratulations to Val Wells who celebrated 20 years with the Hereford Association in 2010. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Hereford breed, Val! •

The Canadian Hereford Association wishes to express its appreciation to Craig Huffhines and John Woolford of The American Hereford Association for providing the Championship Bronzes at the Canadian National Hereford Show at Agribition in recognition of 150 years of Herefords in Canada. •

Thank You

2010 AMA Farm Family Award Hereford Special Service Award Nominations This award is to recognize persons who have made a major contribution to the Hereford breed, who may not have been either a member of the Canadian Hereford Association, or a breeder of registered Hereford cattle. Nominations must be received by the Canadian Hereford Association office prior to June 30. For more information visit www.hereford.ca •

You’re Never Too Young To Start Learning The Cattle Business

Two youngsters impressed with the calves coming through the ring at Balog Auction Market, Lethbridge, AB. •

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AI Sire Permits Members are reminded to collect hair samples on the Sire and Dam of any bull being considered as an AI Sire. There must be Parent Verification, which includes DNA on both the Sire and Dam, to qualify for an AI permit. •

The Canadian Hereford Association along with Northlands and the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) would like to congratulate JoNomn Hereford Ranch, Joanne & Norm Parrent and family of Clyde, AB on receiving the 2010 AMA Farm Family Award. They were honoured at a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 10, during Farmfair International. The annual awards recognize outstanding families from northern and central Alberta who best represent the values of the family farm within their rural communities. Now in their 42nd year, the AMA Farm Family Awards show appreciation for the contributions each of these families make to the further growth of the agricultural community. •


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The Spring 2011 EPDs have arrived! Changes to this genetic evaluation include the addition of actual carcass data and a software update. Participants in the Fed Hereford Project may notice significant shifts in the carcass EPDs of sires of feeder calves that were part of the project. The new software allows for more calculations in the same time frame,

increasing the validity of the evaluation, as well as allowing for the addition of molecular marker data if applicable. For more information on EPDs and the genetic evaluation, please read the “Spring 2011 EPD Tools, Averages & Trends” document under the Performance Information section of the CHA website, or the introduction of the 2011 CHA Sire Summary. •

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Inducted Congratulations to Gordon Stephenson, General Manager of the Canadian Hereford Association who has been inducted into the Saskatchewan Agriculture Hall of Fame. This honour was announced at Agribition 2010 •

Canadian Junior Hereford Association member Cayley Brown, was named overall Reserve Grand Champion Showperson in the National Junior Beef Heifer Show at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair in November, which boasted 350 entries from across Ontario and Canada. Cayley was named Champion of the Junior division, before going on to capture Reserve Grand honours, representing Hastings County in Ontario. She is the daughter of the Hereford Digest’s Associate Editor, Catherine Brown. •

Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarship A reminder that the deadline to apply for the KGF Scholarships is May 15, 2011. Application forms are available at www.keithgilmorefoundation.com •

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Please check out our website for a complete Display of all our Herd Bulls and more info or stop in at the ranch. The gate is always open

Ruth, Michelle and Daniel Phone: (403) 625-4693 Cell: (403) 625-6316 Fax: (403) 625-1500 Box 2044, Claresholm, AB T0L 0T0 10 miles (16 km) East of Claresholm to sign, then 4 1/2 miles (7.2 km) North

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By Randy Radau

PR E SI D EN T O F T H E CA N A D IA N H ER EFO R D A S SO CIATI O N

xnthusiasm! E No one word better sums up the mood throughout the fall and early winter purebred and commercial cattle events. Calf prices in the fall run have been better than anyone could have predicted. It is very encouraging how quickly this enthusiasm in the market has translated into a much higher breeding stock market. Analysts of the cattle market are optimistic that the low North American cattle numbers will lead to an extended period of profitability. We look back at the year 2010 and the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Hereford breed in Canada with a tremendous amount of pride. Our breed has stood the test of time and has proven that traits such as docility, fertility, longevity, and winter hardiness never go out of style. We were very pleased as an association to honour some of the outstanding people that have made our breed great. What a positive experience it was to see past presidents, managers, honor roll, and special service recipients get the recognition they most certainly deserve. Congratulations to the Leechman family of Maidstone, SK. on their Supreme Champion bull over all breeds at Agribition! It was most fitting that a Hereford bull was the Supreme Champion on the 150th Anniversary of our breed. Going forward, our focus quickly shifts from our 150th Anniversary celebrations to one of the biggest Hereford events to come to Canada – namely the World Hereford Conference in Calgary and Olds in July 2012. Planning

Going forward, our focus quickly shifts from our 150th Anniversary celebrations to one of the biggest Hereford events to come to Canada – namely the World Hereford Conference in Calgary and Olds in July 2012. Planning for the prestigious event is well underway. for the prestigious event is well underway. The schedule is finished, budgets prepared and the website will be going up later this year. We look forward to hosting Hereford visitors from around the world. Enthusiasm is high for this event internationally. Plan now to be part of it. The last year this event was in Canada was 1976. At the December Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) Board of Directors meeting, some important decisions were made to further enhance our competitive advantage in the beef industry. Through our Hereford Breed Improvement (HBI) committee we are constantly assessing new technologies and how they might best help our breed. The science of genetic molecular testing has been advancing rapidly and in the near future appears to be able to help us predict important traits. This technology promises to add accuracy to EPDs of existing traits and be useful to predict hard-to-measure traits such as tenderness, feed efficiency, and disease resistance, etc. To this end, our CHA board has committed to support the American Hereford Association and the Iowa State University in their genetic research project by supplying DNA on 100 of our high accuracy genes. Individual breeders can participate in this important project with their young bulls for $80 per DNA sample cost. Additional priorities that have been identified by our HBI committee include support for Feed Efficiency (RFI) test for bull calves at Cattleland Feedlot at Strathmore this fall. Longevity research will also be a priority with the aim to improve stayability or longevity EPD’s. We look forward to the future with enthusiasm. Good luck in the spring bull sales!

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By Randy Radau

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L’enthousiasme ! Aucun mot ne peut mieux résumer l’humeur des gens tout au long de l’automne et au début de l’hiver lors des événements reliés aux bovins pur-sang comme ceux pour les commerciaux. Les prix des veaux lors des encans d’automne ont atteint des niveaux supérieurs aux prédictions de quiconque. Il est très encourageant de constater la rapidité avec laquelle cet enthousiasme généré au niveau commercial, s’est traduit en une demande plus élevé pour les animaux de reproduction. Les analystes du marché bovin sont optimistes envers une longue période de rentabilité due au cheptel de bovins nord-américain en très grande baisse. La demande est donc plus élevée que l’offre, poussant les prix vers la hausse. Nous reflétons sur l’année 2010 et les célébrations du 150e anniversaire de la race Hereford au Canada avec une énorme fierté. Notre race a résisté à l’épreuve du temps et ses caractères distinctifs tels que la docilité, la fertilité, la longévité et la robustesse sous des climats extrêmes, sont toujours à la mode dans l’industrie. Nous avons été très heureux d’honorer au niveau de l’association, certaines personnes remarquables qui ont contribué à l’ampleur de notre race. Les retrouvailles des anciens présidents, des aneciens directeurs généraux, des éleveurs au temple de la renommé et d’autres qui ont été soulignés pour leurs services, ont contribué à cette expérience positive et ces gens spéciaux ont reçu la reconnaissance qu’ils se méritent. Félicitations à la famille Leechman de Maidstone, Saskatchewan pour leur victoire du taureau champion suprême parmi toutes les races à l’Agribition! Il est des plus approprié qu’un taureau Hereford soit déclaré champion suprême

Il est maintenant le temps d’aller vers l’avant avec les préparatifs pour la Conférence Mondiale Hereford de Calgary et d’Olds qui aura lieu en juillet 2012. Celle-ci sera un événement des plus prestigieux à venir au Canada. pour couronner le 150e anniversaire de notre race. Il est maintenant le temps d’aller vers l’avant avec les préparatifs pour la Conférence Mondiale Hereford de Calgary et d’Olds qui aura lieu en juillet 2012. Celle-ci sera un événement des plus prestigieux à venir au Canada. Le programme est complété, les budgets préparés et le site web sera disponible plus tard cette année. Nous nous réjouissons d’accueillir des visiteurs Hereford provenant de partout dans le monde. L’enthousiasme est élevé pour cet événement à échelle internationale. Planifiez dès maintenant d’en faire partie. La dernière fois que le Canada a été hôte de cet événement, ce fut en 1976. À la réunion de décembre du Conseil d’administration de l’Association Canadienne Hereford, des décisions importantes ont été prises afin de renforcer notre avantage concurrentiel dans l’industrie du bœuf. Grâce à notre Comité pour l’amélioration de race Hereford, nous évaluons constamment les nouvelles technologies et comment elles pourraient aider notre race dans le futur. La science de testage de génétique moléculaire avance rapidement et dans un avenir proche, elle sera en mesure de nous aider à prédire les traits importants. Cette technologie promet d’ajouter une précision aux EPD pour les caractères déjà en existence et s’avèrera utile pour prédire les caractères difficiles à mesurer tels que la tendreté, l’efficacité alimentaire et la résistance aux maladies, etc. À cette fin, notre Conseil d’administration s’est engagé à soutenir l’Association Américaine Hereford et l’Iowa State University dans leur projet de recherche génétique en fournissant l’ADN de 100 de nos géniteurs dont la génétique est bien connue et très fiable. Les éleveurs peuvent aussi participer à cet projet important avec leurs jeunes taureaux en fournissant l’ADN avec un contributian de 80$ par échantillon pour les coûts de testage. Les autres priorités qui ont été identifiées par notre Comité incluent le support pour le testage de l’efficacité alimentaire (RFI) pour les jeunes taureaux au parc d’engraissement de Cattleland à Strathmore à l’automne prochain. La recherche au niveau de la longévité sera également une priorité dans le but d’améliorer le EPD pour la longévité. Nous nous réjouissons à l’avenir avec enthousiasme. Bonne chance dans les ventes de taureaux de printemps!

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The industry seems to have turned the corner and it’s full steam ahead! What’s more, the Hereford breed continues to enjoy a resurgence as more producers agree that a Hereford or Hereford-influence cowherd is more economical and offers more versatility in crossbreeding programs. We witnessed great sales from coast to coast this past fall. Congratulations to Hereford breeders on the top quality cattle offered through sale rings and exhibited in show rings across the country. On many occasions, in cattle exhibitions from BC to the Maritimes, a Hereford was named Supreme Champion over all breeds. Clearly, producers from

decided to incorporate Hereford genetics into their programs. I encourage Hereford breeders to get out and talk to neighbours to help increase their awareness of the advantages of using Hereford genetics. You might be surprised by the resulting returns from marketing your program face to face. Our second annual “Herefords – The Next Generation” semen and embryo directory, is in the works. Already breeders have secured their spots and inquiries continue to come in. Please remember the deadline is January 21st, 2011. The directory will be mailed to all Digest subscribers and CHA members in a separate mailing in the second or

We are experiencing increased demand in Hereford females and bulls from both the purebred industry and the commercial industry. Commercial producers regularly tell me that their calves are bringing $100-plus per head more than they did last year. outside the breed are also recognizing the merits of the Hereford. We are experiencing increased demand in Hereford females and bulls from both the purebred industry and the commercial industry. Commercial producers regularly tell me that their calves are bringing $100-plus per head more than they did last year. When visiting with those “in-the know” it seems that the market will continue on its upward trend moving into the spring. Grassers for next summer, come March and April, are predicted to be at a premium. Open and bred Hereford and Herefordinfluence females, which brought a premium last fall, are expected to continue to be in demand into 2011. I have heard time and time again, that people can’t find enough Hereford females. In the same breath, Hereford bulls are becoming more popular to use on all breeds of commercial cows. A large part of the commercial industry has

third week of February. Prices remain unchanged at $500.00 for a full page and $250.00 for a half page. This is a tool unique to the Hereford membership so please take full advantage of the exposure it can afford you. The Canadian Hereford Association is also pleased to announce the upcoming publication of a spring 2012 Special Edition of The Canadian Hereford Digest in commemoration of the 2012 World Hereford Conference. This is one publication of which active breeders and Hereford Enthusiasts should take advantage. Recipients of this edition will include the “who’s who” of Hereford breeders across the globe. More details will be shared about this publication throughout 2011, in both the Digest and on the CHA website. I hope everyone enjoyed a Merry Christmas. Here’s to a very prosperous 2011 in the cattle industry - especially for Herefords!

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By Craig Huffhines

This month, my commentary is not directed toward any one segment of our business or any particular individuals but is simply a humble perspective of the Hereford breed’s history that I hope will be taken in the right context. It is certainly not my job to prescribe breeding objectives for individual breeders; those decisions are certainly your job. However, I just want to make a few points and possibly provide a cautionary note or two as the Hereford breed faces one of the greatest opportunities many of us have ever witnessed in our business. There was a time in our breed’s history — within the last 20 years — when the production and marketing of elite females dominated many Hereford breeders’ breeding and marketing objectives. This still may be the case for some Hereford breeders, but there was a time when the pursuit for the female sale became so great the Hereford bull for all intents and purposes became a by-product — a steer by-product. For many, bull demand slid in the 1980s and ’90s for the Hereford breed for a variety of reasons. Consequently, the goals of many programs changed. Breeders were driven to produce the great show female and sometimes ignored what made a good range bull because it was a time when even good range bulls were sometimes tough to sell. I think we can all agree that a show female breeding objective can sometimes be in conflict with a commercial range bull breeding objective. If you do not believe these objectives are sometimes in conflict, then I challenge you to study the 2010 Drovers-Vance Publishing Commercial Survey results and ask yourself if the majority of elite show heifers meet the bull selection trait preferences of the majority of commercial cow-calf operations across the country. Many elite, unproven females do indeed meet the commercial industry standards, but there is a risk that many are on the outer edge. Today, there are two very dynamic marketing paradigms developing in the Hereford breed that, if kept in the right perspective, could lend themselves to long-term prosperity, provided the Hereford breed doesn’t get caught up in old traps. During the last three to five years, two parallel markets have developed for the Hereford breed:

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a dynamic heifer calf market principally driven by heavy investment in the youth show program and 2. a commercial Hereford bull market that is witnessing amazing market-share growth with the greatest opportunity the breed has seen in the U.S. since post-World War II. It is hard to put these trends into historic perspective because many of the tax laws changed in the mid-1980s, removing cattle as an opportunity for a tax shelter; consequently, the economics of the business have changed dramatically, and frankly, there are not as many people or capital invested in the purebred business as there was in the middle portion of the century. However, even though there are fewer “Wall Streetcorporate types” in the business, we are currently seeing demand for Hereford cattle increase at a rate many of us have never seen, both in the commercial bull market and the elite female market. During times of market opportunity, history has demonstrated that breeders sometimes take the path to easiest prosperity and sometimes neglect long-term objectives. We have seen this in virtually every breed of cattle that have experienced prosperous times. The temptation is great to focus on selling the individual “great one” instead of producing the consistent “good ones” that our commercial industry demands. Another tendency during prosperous times is the temptation to sell deeper into our calf crop than we should, thereby compromising quality and fooling ourselves into believing that the demand is too great to pass up. There is no question the economics of our business are challenging, and we strive to maximize the value of our seedstock calf crop, but let’s take our lessons from the past seriously — the same lessons that our nation’s automakers, Ford, Chrysler and General Motors, learned in the 1980s and ’90s about quality, lessons that we have learned in our own breed in the last 30 years. A quick buck is not always a sustainable buck. History has demonstrated that sustainable and prosperous seedstock markets are driven by fundamental economics with a commercial focus. We need not let greed lead our way like the prime rate banking industry last decade. Talking


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to many breeders around the country, I have heard many wise comments resembling the following: 1. We are in the beef business first. The purpose of a beef animal is to produce a high-quality consumer product. The show business should be a by-product of the beef business with all of the enjoyment the competition provides breeders. 2. A focus on the commercial customer will determine how well the Hereford breed will maintain a prosperous commercial business, which is fundamentally necessary for maintaining a vibrant seedstock business.

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Never sell something that you would not purchase yourself. Quality is critical in every new opportunity.

We should never shortchange our commercial customers. New customers are hard to come by, and it’s a lot less expensive to keep existing customers satisfied as opposed to cultivating new ones. Let’s make sure our knives are sharp when we think of taking care of these new prospects.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 With Guests Garrett Ranch 1:00pm CST (12:00 MST) at the Farm, Livelong, SK EPDs: BW 4.1 WW 37.2 YW 58.6 MILK 20.4 TM 39.0

78 Head on Offer - 30 coming 2 year old bulls, semen tested *A great set of feature bulls - 7 bred feature registered heifers - 1 feature heifer calf Bannerlane 232 Extra Gen 117W - 40 bred commercial heifers heavy in calf Born May 8 - BW 87 lbs Please phone for a catalogue WW 665 lbs - WDA 3.50 - Rank #1/22 or visit www.hereford.ca Central Point Free Delivery - Join us for Dinner at Noon Bill & Ruth Bannerman (306) 845-2445

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For Show Judge Nominations Come CelebrateCall The New Hereford The World Hereford Committee is looking for nominations for a suitable individual to judge the Open Polled & Horned Shows at the 2012 World Hereford Conference. Send your nomination and a brief outline of their qualifications to Gordon Stephenson, by email: gm@hereford.ca, Fax: 1-877-824-2329 or letter to the CHA Office: 5160 Skyline Way N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 6V1. The deadline for nominations is February 28, 2011. •

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The town of Olds is going to rename its town “Herefordville” for the week of July 12 - 18, 2012 to promote Hereford events in the surrounding area. •

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Date Sunday, July 8 Monday, July 9 Tuesday, July 10 Wednesday, July 11 Thursday, July 12

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The Olds Agricultural Society facilities have been designated as the location for all of the cattle show events. •

Program Arrive in Vancouver, Pre-Tour Hereford Field Days Douglas Lake Ranch Banff National Park • Pre-Tour guests arrive in Calgary • Attendees arrive in Calgary • Registration – Sheraton Hotel • Arrival of Attendees and registration • AM - WHC – Council Meeting • PM – WHC Conference • Evening – Meet and Greet Social Supper

The Junior Hereford Show will be held at Olds, just prior to the Open Cattle Show and Pen Show. •

Location Vancouver Abbotsford /Princeton Kamloops Banff Calgary

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• WHC – White Hat Ceremony and Official Opening • Conference Technical Sessions • Chuckwagon Races and Grandstand Show

Calgary Stampede (Palomino Room)

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FE 38Z VOLTAGE 262B MHH 29Z STANMORE LASS 25C BBSF 16G GEN STAR LAD 226J JHR 36Z POWER BRIT LASS 1B

We feel he is one of the best bulls we’ve used. 5S has “37X” and “14W” headed for Calgary. He is moderate framed, very thick with a great hair coat. His dam is one of Jones Hereford Ranch’s top cows and has produced 4-H Female Champions for Barrett Jones

305 of our commercial calves went to the Lethbridge British Breed Sale on November 2, 2010 and won Overall Champions. We had a great sale - thanks to Balog Auction & Crew for doing a great job as always. Also congratulations to Howie Hawkwood and Family, who won Champion Carload at British Breeds I Sale. They were predominantly SNS and YV breeding.

A Big Thank You To All Our 2010 Buyers: Eagle Creek Colony Elkwater Colony Gary Harwood Howie Hawkwood

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Rainy Creek Herefords Sandhills Colony XL Bar Ranch YV Ranch


MHH 262B VOLTAGE LAD 19L JHR 19L VOLT LAD 5S JHR 226J GEN STAR LASS 68L SNS 5S SILVER STANMORE 37X AGA 22B RED STANMORE 40L SNS 40L RED SILVER LASS 22R SNS 35J SILVER LASS 48L

JHR 19L VOLT LAD 5S SNS 5S STANMORE 14W SNS 3P SILVER BRIT LADY 3S

Style and thickness from an outstanding cow family with perfect udders all the way back.

One of the best we’ve raised, loaded with muscle, an excellent prospect.

F-R 8020 LAD 33H AD 33H LAD 838S AD 33Z LASS ET 72K SNS 838S RED MARK LAD 70W PYRAMID 159M ROCK 232P SNS 232P RED ROCK GAL 4T SNS 40L RED SKY GAL 60R

PYRAMID 159M ROCK 232P SNS 232P ROCK 15W SNS 40L RED SKY LASS 2P

Outstanding performance out of a heifer and she raised one of the top again this year

MHH 262B VOLTAGE LAD 19L JHR 226J GEN STAR LASS 68L FE 17L STAN BRIT 3P SNS 3L SILVER LADY 77N

PYRAMID 33H ROCK 159M PYRAMID POWER 27D 27K AGA 22B RED STANMORE 40L SNS 12F PRAIRIE SKY LASS 58M

Big, smooth bull. Generator and Silver Prairie in his background.

Also selling two more good sons of Pyramid 159M Rock 232P

Scott Nixdorff & Sons R.R. 2, Airdrie, AB T4B 2A4 Rob (403) 948-2569 Cell (403) 510-2687 Scott (403) 948-5232

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The EJM Polled Herefords Story By Brad Dubeau

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Photos By Andrew Campbell

Earl McEachren had the opportunity to be served by a butler just once in his lifetime. It was as a visitor at Hi-Point Farms, in the U.S. state of Michigan, which was owned by E.F. Fisher. Fisher owned the company that created the body style for General Motors Incorporated. Duncan J.

farming operation using mixed breeds for their commercial cowherd. In the 1930s, commercial crops were the mainstay of the operation. They included wheat, sugar beets and later in the ‘40s and ‘50s, soybeans. After expanding with the purchase and

McEachren, around the year 1940. It started with two or three horned Hereford females purchased from Stutt Brothers of Forest, the McNeils of Dutton, and Ringwood Hereford Farms of Markham - all Ontario breeders. The first McEachren herd

The purebred Hereford operation started with Earl and John’s father and mother, Duncan J and Florence McEachren, around the year 1940. McEachren bought four herd bulls from Mr. Fisher over a ten year period. It all started in the 1850’s for the McEachren family, near Glencoe, Ontario, by Earl and John’s great grandfather. In those days, Earl and John’s great grandfather ran a mixed

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renting of surrounding farms, the McEachrens now farm about 2,000 acres, with the main crops being corn, soybeans and wheat. The purebred Hereford operation started with Earl and John’s father and mother, Duncan J and Florence

bull came from McNeils as well. The herd grew to about 30-35 horned Hereford females. It was in 1958 or ‘59 that the decision was made to purchase a polled Hereford bull to satisfy an increasing demand for polled genetics.


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John, Earl and Dave McEachren

“There were a lot of farms running 20 to 30 head of commercial females in our area, that wanted a polled bull. Farmers were choosing not to

about a dozen calves are born in the fall. They register all their females every year and about 35 are sold as bred heifers. They retain 12 to

The EJM Polled Hereford marketing strategy has been to sell animals privately off the farm and through the “Back to the Basics Production Sale”

Complimenting the grain farming and the purebred Hereford operation, is a 400-head feedlot, owned and operated by the McEachrens. dehorn,” says Earl. Eventually, horns were bred out of the McEachren herd and more and more polled females were purchased. Today, the herd consists of about 100 purebred polled cows. In the 1980’s the McEachrens could sell upwards of twenty Hereford bulls a year. After the influx of Continental breeds, changing fads and the effects of BSE, they now move about three bulls annually. The Glencoe area, in the southwestern tip of Ontario, has seen nearly a complete depletion of commercial cattle herds, as area farmers have opted for grain production. McEachrens’ calving season runs from January through April and

15 replacement heifers annually. Complimenting the grain farming and the purebred Hereford operation, is a 400-head feedlot, owned and operated by the McEachrens. All their own steer calves and heifers deemed not acceptable as breeding females, enter the lot when they are weaned, around the 1st of October at about 600-700 lbs. Heavier calves are finished in June, while the remainder are finished throughout the summer. The balance of calves purchased to fill the feedlot are Hereford-influence steers purchased in two lots, if possible; one from western Canada and another from Ontario. Fed cattle are grown out and fattened on a corn based ration.

held annually with fellow breeders in November at Carson’s Sale Barn in Listowel, Ontario. The year 2010 marked the production sale’s ninth year. The McEachrens consig n about 20 bred heifers and 10 open females through the sale annually, to compliment the sale offering of about 60 Herefords in total. Previous to the Back to the Basic Production Sale, the McEachrens consigned, with small groups of females, to other sales but felt they could be more successful moving their genetics by “doing their own thing.” A common line used by Earl and John’s father, Duncan J, when marketing cattle, was: “You need to have ten cows and one bull to get

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started, and I have them for you”. Once, Duncan J. was trying to sell a bull to Bill Stewart, who would later become Ontario’s Minister of

when Earl, at about 20 years of age, with his brother John and sister Elaine, all made the top seven in the Queen’s Guineas steer show in

from having more calves on the ground because not all breeders can afford the certificate costs for registration,” he says.

Earl believes in the Total Herd Evaluation (THE) program offered by the CHA and has been collecting performance data for some 20 years. Agriculture. Duncan had used the bull himself before selling him to a neighbour with a commercial herd. He had repurchased the bull at 12 years of age, impressed by his soundness. Earl heard him say to Stewart as a selling point, “He’s an active old buggar”! Bill Stewart ended up buying the bull and kept him for four years, shipping him at the age of 16, for no other reason than he was done with him. The McEachrens now market their cattle at three or four local fairs annually, as well as at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Champions have come their way, both at local fairs and major shows, over the years. They have enjoyed several champion bulls and high selling bulls at the Ontario Bull Sale which was held annually in the Toronto area from 1960 to 1990. They attended this sale for about 25 years. Earl, John and their sisters Elizabeth, Agnes and Elaine all participated in 4-H. One of the family’s highlights was

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Toronto, featuring 100-plus Hereford steers. But it’s not all about the red ribbons. Earl believes in the Total Herd Evaluation (THE) program offered by the CHA and has been collecting performance data for some 20 years. “It helps in marketing”, say Earl. “Also, if the breeders are honest about the data collected and submitted, then accuracies improve for everyone as a whole and the tool will continue to get better.” Artificial Insemination has been used on the farm since A.I. was introduced and is a major part of the EJM Polled Hereford program. McEachrens have raised their own herd sires through the use of industry-leading A.I. bulls from across Canada and the US. “It gives everyone the opportunity to use a bull that they may not be able to purchase themselves otherwise”, he says. Nevertheless, Earl is not a fan of semen certificates, believing them to be detrimental to the improvement of the Hereford breed in Canada. “They inhibit the use of great bulls

While 20 years ago, the McEachrens’ market was for bulls, they now place their emphasis on marketing excellent females for both commercial and purebred cattlemen. A tour through the EJM cow herd reveals an impressive group of moderately sized females with good square udders and small teats. McEachrens appreciate good dispositions and excellent mothering ability. They want each female to produce a calf every year and stay in the herd until she is 10 or 12 years of age. Over the years, the McEachren family and their Hereford program has become known worldwide as it has exported live cattle to Russia, Spain, Mexico, Honduras and the United States. Earl says that it’s been a great opportunity to meet people, from multi-millionaires to the ordinary folks, working day-to-day in the cattle business. That extends beyond Hereford circles to every breed, where there is camaraderie amongst folks in the purebred industry.


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Daily operations of the McEachren farm are managed by Earl, John and David, Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son. Earl and his wife Margaret are parents to Katelyn and Celeste McEachren and stepson Frank. All three were active in 4-H and Bonanza. Katelyn was vice president of the CJHA in 2004 and is currently the adult advisor for the Ontario Junior Hereford Association (OJHA). Earlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s younger brother John was recently married to Sue and he has three children from a previous marriage, Shanna, Lara, and David. David, who was president of the CJHA in 199899, is married to Rhonda and they have two young children, Mason and Samantha. When it comes to the next generation, David and his family plan to continue farming and running the feedlot, along with a dealership he has for Pioneer Seeds. He plans to keep a small purebred Hereford herd of his own. Earl and John are planning to slow down and let the next generation take the lead. Within the next year or two, all the cows will be dispersed. Earl, now 68, and John, 64, are taking life a little easier. David, working alongside his dad John and his uncle Earl, is sure to have had a sound teaching of stockmanship, land stewardship and carrying on the McEachren family name well into the future.

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780-856-2264 Cell 780-842-0564 Email: pwcherf@telusplanet.net Box 7, Hughenden, AB T0B 2E0

1 1/2 mi. W. of Hughenden on #603, 1 mi. S. & 1/2 mi. W.

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Sending Our Best Bulls To Calgary out of these Sires

PAHL 38J PAPILLON 46P

BBSF 124J L STD LAD 259P

STANDRD LAD 656 4ET AGA 656U STANDARD ET 124J AGA MISS 80S VOLTAGE ET 14X

STANDRD LAD 656 4ET AGA 656U STANDARD ET 124J AGA MISS 80S VOLTAGE ET 14X

LPG EXTRA LAD 18H BBSF 18H EXTRA LASS 251L HTA MISS GENERATOR 4

LPG EXTRA LAD 18H BBSF 18H EXTRA LASS 251L HTA MISS GENERATOR 4C

BCD 140L DOM LAD 326N

AR PATCH ADAMS 347P

HR ROBIN HOOD ET 300H BP ROBIN HOOD 140L BP LADY MASTERPIECE 293C

FA BRITISHER LADY 58D GH KINSMAN 139K CC 57B HANNAH 46E

BP SANDMAN 146D BP 146D LADY 30L BP DIAMOND LADY 79G

HR 226F MASTERPIECE 246H HR MISS MASTER 241K HR HOME BUILDER 251H

For a complete listing of Dallas bulls entered at Calgary, see www.calgarybullsale.com

Bulls & Heifers For Sale By Private Treaty At All Times. Now breeding Horned and Polled Herefords. Stop in when you’re driving by. We’re right on Hwy #2!

Brad, Kathy, Karleen & Dawson Dallas Phone: 403-224-2162 Cell 403-896-2162 Fax 403-224-2738 Email: bdallas@xplornet.com Box 89, Bowden , Alberta T0M 0K0 Web site www.dallasfarms.com 44


67 Years Breeding Herefords...

Selling 10 Bulls at the 74th Annual Williams Lake Bull Sale April 14 & 15, 2011

LFH FACTOR 56M ET 13W LBH 20J STANMORE 56M LFH TRACY 28F

AGA 121G STANMORE 20J AGA 5C MISS ENERLAD 95K C MASTER 93059 1ET LFH TG TRACY 16B

LFH PLASMA ET 82W SNS 16W GENERATOR’S LAD 93B LLFH TRACY 28F

SNS GENERATOR 28X SNS TEXAS ROSE 16W C MASTER 93059 1ET LFH TG TRACY 16B

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SNS 109L SILVER STONE 81N SNS 40L RED SKY LASS 28P LBH 20J STANMORE 56M LFH COMMANDER 3M 32T BP COMMANDER LADY 3M YV 81N SILVER STONE 711T

YV 81N SILVER STONE 711T LFH TANYA 6G 34N

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By Karin Schmid, M.Sc. “Know your true costs, understand your market and understand your margins!” says Greg Appleyard, President of Cattleland Feedyards Ltd. This is Appleyard’s best piece of advice for cow/calf producers looking to sell feeder calves. “All-time high prices does not mean all-time high profits,” he says. “Understand that if you are selling 250-pound calves, you are not making money, even at $2 per pound.”

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only have 30 calves or less. But he stresses that many feedyards prefer coming right to the farm to pick up calves at auction market prices, with half the shrink. “Remember the health is better if they can go right to their home pen; not to an auction with multiple health risks.” Dr. Kee Jim calls selling direct to a buyer, “el iminat ing t he ‘transactional interface’. Dr. Jim, of Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd. (Okotoks, AB) and Little Fort Herefords has been involved in

Cattle Identification Agency, and Livestock Identification Services, Ltd, and has his finger on the pulse of the cattle industry. Selling cattle either directly or through an auction, both have their advantages for the buyer, says Dr. Jim. Herd health and vaccination programs have more value, however, when buying cattle direct. When many cattle are mingled together, such as in the auction market system, the benefits of a vaccination program can be lessened. Dr. Jim deals with order buyers that have

“We have focused on only buying calves from areas and people who we believe do a good job of vaccinating. The potential of the animal starts with great health.” - Greg Appleyard, President of Cattleland Feedyards Ltd. From the price in the ring, remember to subtract trucking, shrink and commission. And don’t forget that sometimes groups are sorted out and sold for a dime less. Sometimes your best price may be at an auction, says Appleyard, if you

cattle feeding since 1983. He is a major purchaser of cattle in western Canada (to the Manitoba border) and in the United States. He is a board member of the Alberta Livestock & Meat Agency, Ltd., the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, the Canadian

over 20 years of experience buying cattle for him and know what he looks for in the cattle they buy. They know what is important to Dr. Jim and he trusts them to bring back cattle that will be profitable under his management style.

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Appleyard has a similar philosophy. “We have focused on only buying calves from areas and people who we believe do a good job of vaccinating,” he says. “The potential of the animal starts with great health.” Appleyard is another of the most experienced buyers in Canada. He bought his first pen of cattle at the age of 10, he says. “My dad took me to the auction barn and even had me bid on them myself. He financed me, I think. Death loss was high on them but somehow I think I broke even.” Under the Cattleland name, upwards of 40,000 cattle are bought or placed each fall. Know the buyer’s perspective, which is often just about price, according to Kee Jim. “The price of the cattle I’m buying has to fall within the range that will return me the most dollars down the line,” he states. Weight class, sex, frame size, muscling, degree of fill, freight time, and quality all contribute to the cattle he buys, but it is price that calls the final shot. There is a price range for feeder cattle prices because every buyer has a different idea of what makes them the most money. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” says Dr. Jim. “Def initions and perceptions of quality are remarkably subjective.” Dr. Jim deals with feedlots with which he has a stake in ownership or which consult with Feedlot Health Management Services, Ltd. The production protocols in place at all of these feedlots are wide-ranging but well defined. Management varies for weight range, sex, and final market intentions. Generally, Dr. Jim intends that steers be fed to a carcass weight of 840 lbs, and heifers to a carcass weight of 800 lbs, but this final weight can vary, based on market factors and

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timing. The cattle are sorted many times in the feedlot based on frame size, degree of muscling, breed type and a host of other factors. The goal is to create groups of cattle with similar end points, which require similar management and diet. To this end, Dr. Jim also employs marker-assisted management. This strategy uses each animal’s unique genetic code to determine specific management practices that will allow the animal to produce in the most profitable way in the feedlot. Dr. Jim believes that marker assisted management gives feedlot operators an excellent way to manage and

(whatever that type may be) and kind, and timing will all help sellers increase their return, according to Dr. Jim. Retained ownership is suggested as a great way for cow/calf producers to determine how well their cattle perform in the feedlot. This is especially useful if a producer doesn’t have the facilities to feed cattle themselves. “In the long term,” says Dr. Jim, “you have to create value by proving value” and there is no better way to do that than by retaining ownership or feeding your own cattle. Once you know what the cattle are and how

“In the long term,” says Dr. Jim, “you have to create value by proving value” and there is no better way to do that than by retaining ownership or feeding your own cattle. market cattle on an individual basis while keeping them in the group pens at the feedlot. Cattleland Feedyards also genotypes all calves coming in and sorts them into marketing groups, 100 days prior to finish, to maximize each animal to its full potential. “Cow/calf producers should be focusing on weight for their profit,” says Appleyard. “They have a factory which produces hopefully one product per year. It needs to be as big as they can make it because they get paid by the pound.” Appleyard says he likes to buy cattle that will perform well and have the potential to make 1,350 pounds, with the perceived genetics to grade up well, because they sell most cattle on the rail. Larger group sizes, consistent type

they can perform, you can figure out where improvements are needed and show that improvement to prospective buyers. Proven value will help to maintain relationships with buyers over time. When it comes to trends in the cattle industry, Dr. Jim observes that feedlot production will continue to get a lot more multi-faceted. Technology advances such as marker-assisted management, new implants and feed supplements give leading-edge feedlots an advantage. The last few years have seen a higher grain price than normal, and that may not change. This makes feed conversion even more important for a feedlot’s bottom line. With the decline in numbers of the North American cowherd, it seems likely that feedlots are going to be


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looking for supply. Dr. Jim feels that extra space in feedlots and extra hook space at the packers means higher returns for the cow/calf producer. The wildcard in this equation is the point at which these higher returns entice cow/calf producers to increase herd size. Despite some major signals in favour of increasing herd size in the United States, we still have not seen an increase in the size of the cowherds there. The medium to long-term outlook

is very good for cow/calf producers, as shortage of available feeder cattle and increased demand for beef from Asia should drive feeder calf prices upwards. It is possible that commodity prices will increase across the board until they reach a new equilibrium not seen before – high prices for both grain and cattle. The Canadian cattle industry is poised for a great deal of change in the next few years, according to Dr. Jim. Challenges such as market access,

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high feed prices, a high Canadian dollar, and a surplus of cattle are beginning to be offset by a decrease in cowherd numbers, new technologies, and new styles of management that are expected to improve efficiencies and increase profit. Improving consistency of feeder cattle of any type will help a seller’s bottom line, says Jim, as will solid relationships with auction markets, buyers and feedlots. As long as producers know what it takes to get there.

Fed Hereford Project Update

The Fed Hereford Project saw continued interest in 2010 with over 500 head participating in the program. Those producers who delivered cattle in the fall of 2010 should see carcass data in the first part of 2011. The project will be continuing in 2011 and we are also planning to get confirmation of a participating feedlot in Saskatchewan in January. The data returned from this project in 2009, 2010 and onwards will help to improve Canadian Hereford carcass EPDs, as well as provide valuable marketing information. This program is an excellent way for producers to get carcass information back on their feeder cattle. Actual carcass data is invaluable when it comes to improving carcass traits, because you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Remember that a copy of the parentage information for any cattle participating in the program needs to be sent to Karin at the CHA office – if the animals are already recorded on the CHA computer system, the only information required is CCIA tag number and calf tattoo. A summary of the carcass data received in 2010 will be published in a later issue of the Canadian Hereford Digest. If you wish to participate in this project, information is available on the CHA website, located on the THE/Performance Program page under the “Projects” tab at the bottom of the page. You can also contact Karin at the CHA office for more information.

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“Old Hank” By Catherine Brown

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introducing outside animals into the herd which would have incomplete records, relative to their own. With their generat ions-old breeding program, it would be difficult to find new animals to meet their specific criteria. There have been no female cattle purchased for the ranch since 1962. Evidence of the herd’s quality is possibly best demonstrated in its very impressive cull group. The large beefy calves nearly the size of their mommas at weaning might be another indication. The Si mpsons come by t he “sy stems approach” to management honestly, as founders, owners and managers of the awardwinning western Canadian construction g iant CANA Construction Ltd. If John Simpson had a motto, both on the ranch and in his other enterprises, it would be “do it right the first time.” John, his son Luke and daughter Christie sit down at the chunky boardroom table in the family’s study, surrounded by farm artifacts, paintings of the ranch, trophies, a massive fireplace and a view that would take your breath away of the Grand Valley, flanked by the Wildcat Hills just west of Simpson, Heidi & Jonny Bennett Cochrane, Alberta. Just up the

The Simpson Ranch is a closed, one-iron commercial Hereford herd. Record-keeping is important here so the Simpsons have avoided

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lane from John’s house is the house of Mary Simpson, John’s mother, who has lived permanently at the ranch since 1976. She is in her 90th year. When questions were raised about ranch operations, John stood up, turned around, reached for an encyclopedia-sized black book and dropped it on the table. He proudly points to the book. “Everything is right in there.” The book has been described as John’s closely guarded “bible of ranching”, by the author of a two-volume history book of the family and its business. It is the Simpson Ranch’s operations manual, which details herd and ranch and personnel records by the month, organized by subject. The manual was introduced in the early eighties after a ranch employee phoned John in Toronto asking what should be done that day. The manual continues to help ranch managers be proactive, setting things up before activities take place, to avoid a lot of last-minute problems or questions. It has facilitated herd records, graphs and tracking trends. The information is important to John, Christie and Luke, to help them run the ranch as efficiently as possible. The manual goes hand-in-hand with cattle tagging, which first began on the Simpson ranch in the mid-70’s. “Dad said we were wimps because we couldn’t differentiate between cows without license plates,” says John. But that move was the first toward a more


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science-based operation, allowing computer records to be kept since the early eighties. It was the beginning of the push for higher weaning rates, shorter breeding seasons and better weight gains. The history of every

The result was the establishment of the vet in a consultant role, paid on the basis of healthy, live cattle, reproductive performance, increased weaning weights and profitability – what John calls a “wellness program.”

a whole month before other ranchers flood the market with open cows. Calves are weaned earlier, in September. They have been a little lighter but that put them into the feedlot earlier and has allowed cows

Of all the changes on the ranch over the past 25 years, John says the introduction of record keeping and of a new type of relationship with the herd veterinarian, Dr. Tim Guichon, are the two most important. cow on the ranch is now accounted for. What happens on the ranch on September 14th, or any other date, is the same every year, within reason, as John explains it. The manual is the guide for many different ranch protocols. It is also a record of land management and of business contacts. Of all the changes on the ranch over the past 25 years, John says the introduction of record keeping and of a new type of relationship with the herd veterinarian, Dr. Tim Guichon, are the two most important. An expensive vet bill after a cow and calf died anyway encouraged John to rethink their client-vet relationship.

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It put the herd’s vet into a proactive role as well. A comprehensive drug protocol resulted, as part of this effort, in which the drugs and vaccinations allowed on the ranch are specified and no others permitted. It entails the recording of every treatment, including date, dosage, the drug used and the animal’s response to it. The result is a complete health record for every animal on the ranch. The preventat ive maintenance program involved shortening the calving period. Bulls are now put out with cows in May for 35 to 42 days, depending on the age of the cows, and pregnancy checking was moved to September. Open cows are now sold

to recover their condition before the weather turns cold. That, in turn, reduces feeding costs.

THEN THERE IS “OLD HANK”

Old Hank is the mythological ranch expert who does everything the way it used to be done. In the family’s written history, it says “Old Hank resists change and is sure that somewhere between 1880 and 1950, ranching was done properly; not like it is today.” While John has a running battle with Old Hank, Christie sometimes calls John “Old Hank” himself. Christie manages the daily operations of the ranch with two co-foremen, Jonny


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and Heidi Bennett, and three other full-time employees. The three of them, along with Luke, represent the newest generation on the ranch and the history book speaks in their defense: the Cochrane Ranche

and/or Luke are on the ranch at least ever y weekend. Sixty-one-yearold John has called the ranch his permanent home for the past three years. Christie and Luke split their time between the ranch and Calgary,

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answer is invariably: “the Simpson family”. The family discusses almost every issue and endeavors to make decisions based on “what’s right, not who’s right.” The c u r rent prop er t y i s t he

Old Hank is the mythological ranch expert who does everything the way it used to be done. In the family’s written history, it says “Old Hank resists change and is sure that somewhere between 1880 and 1950, ranching was done properly; not like it is today.” in the 1880’s, once experienced 50 per cent herd losses, compared to the Simpsons’ current 95 per cent calving success rate. The Simpsons had to question a lot of Old Hank’s wisdom since they first acquired the ranch in 1956. John recently asked Mary if anyone knew anything about cows when they started ranching and she answered “Nobody.” Ultimately, John and his mother Mary have the final say on the ranch. Jonny and Christie are in touch constantly and if any changes are contemplated, there is consultation with John. The ranch manual keeps them all on the same page. Christie is continually in touch with John as well and she

providing additional support through the busiest seasons at the ranch. Christie will be 30 this year. She has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Guelph. In addition to her job as ranch manager, she is Vice-President of Shepard Development Corporation, a commercial-retail and industrial real estate development company. Luke, 28, has a Bachelors of Communication in Public Relations. He is currently Cana’s communications manager and oversees the farming operations at the ranch. The Ranch has been the glue that holds the otherwise competitive Simpson family together. When asked who holds the reins to the ranch, the

combinat ion of eight ranches purchased between 1956 and 2003. To the east is the skyline of Calgary on which, until recently, the tallest building was the 56-storey PetroCanada Centre, constructed by Jack Simpson. You can see the Rocky Mountains 50 miles to the west. The Grand Valley Creek flows through the property. The historic Virginia Ranch, purchased from Archie Kerfoot, became the ranch headquarters. The Shepard Land, acquired in 1957, lies east of Calgary and became the Simpson’s farming location, accommodating about 2,000 acres of cropland. In total, the Simpsons own and manage 10,000 acres, about 10 per

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The Simpsons’ cattle herd began with 100 Herefords, Shorthorns and Black Angus, which came with the ranch. Kerfoot, the original owner, kept registered Herefords and showed them and the good Herefords became a source of pride for the ranch. The herd was 1,000 commercial

at weaning individually and every 14 days hence, as a group, until they are a year old. That lets the Simpsons know if they are on track in terms of getting the right attention and feed. An average 1.5-pound daily gain is expected from the heifer group. Yearling weights are recorded on an individual basis. For heifer selection, the Simpsons use

Heifers are allowed two cycles with the bulls. This allows for a controlled two-month calving period for all heifers on the ranch. The objective is to have an over 85 per cent breeding success. The current rate is 83 per cent. Bulls are out for a total of 35 days with the cows. During breeding season, bulls are checked daily. Females are

The Simpsons can compare calving ease scores, birthweights and weaning weights from over the past 25 years Hereford cows-strong in the midnineties but during the BSE crisis, half the cows were sold. The Simpsons drew a line in the sand and all cows aged six years old and older were culled. Until the BSE crisis, the ranch had been a viable, self-sufficient business. It is now rebuilding the herd, which stands at 800 cows. Mature cow weights average 1,400 pounds. Birthweights are in the mideighties. Mobility is important in this herd, so good feet are absolutely required. So are eye and scrotal pigmentation. And these cows are culled hard. If heifers or cows come up open, they are culled. If they loose a calf at calving, they are gone. If they’re “ugly”, they’re gone. If they prolapse, they’re also gone. No exceptions. The Simpsons can compare calving ease scores, bir thweights and weaning weights from over the past 25 years. Heifer groups are weighed

records only, including health records. No personal colour preferences are involved. Neither is any “trend of the day” considered, according to John. The ranch records a pregnancy rate for each year, which is often a ref lection of sire groups or a particular letter group of cows. The ranch goal is to wean 95 per cent of the pregnant cows in the fall. Feed is tested annually and the ranch has a series of feeding programs, for the pre-breeding group, to the old cows and everything in between. Fed right, they aim to have cows rebred in one cycle. Heifer calves are weaned at upwards of 550 pounds while steer calves are weaned “north of 600 pounds.” Breeding season begins May 15th for the first-calf heifers and June 1st for the cows. Five to 10 bulls are purchased annually and bulls are kept until they no longer meet their annual performance tests.

JACK SIMPSON’S LEGACY Time magazine labeled Jack Simpson a ‘brilliant young engineer’ at the age of 29. Jack Simpson started as an engineer with the Burns & Dutton Calgary paving and contracting company, later to become a partner, turning it into the construction giant, CANA Construction Ltd. CANA has since been recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for 10 years in a row. As biographer Tyler Trafford recounts, companies under Simpson’s direction built petrochemical plants, hydroelectric power stations, university facilities, stadiums, airports, hospitals, cement plants, pulp mills, the B.C. Hydro Building, the Trimac Building, Bow Valley Square and landmark projects such as Calgary’s Performing Arts Centre, The Petro-Canada Centre, the Calgary Olympic Saddledome and the Edmonton Convention Centre. Jack Simpson was the only child of a CNR worker. He was an accomplished athlete in many sports and a soldier in 60

put into breeding groups of 100 so that bulls can be linked to specific calving groups. They start with two bulls per 100 cows in order to reduce fighting and ensure bulls get down to business. A third bull is added the second week. The ranch originally purchased bulls at the Calgary Bull Sale but for the past 20 years, the Simpsons have preferred buying bulls by private treaty or from ranch production sales, where John says he finds the bulls are represented more naturally. This past year, all 250 heifers were bred Red Angus, much to John’s chagrin, as part of Christie’s plan to experiment with the effects of hybrid vigour on calving ease and calving rate. Higher pregnancy rates are also predicted. Experience with F1s previously resulted not in smaller calves but in better calving ease scores and F1 calves outsold the straightbreds as

the Canadian army. He was described as a born leader and as physically and mentally stronger than most people. He was a collector of Canadian and aboriginal art and he was a hunter, trapper and rancher. His word was good. Trafford writes, “in anything [Simpson] did, he wanted to be the best. He researched everything and went into it 100 per cent.” Simpson gave a lot of attention to the ranch, when horses, not cattle, were the family’s focus through the 1960s and 1970s. He was a director on the Canadian Arab Association, on the Canadian Cutting Horse Association and on the Alberta Light Horse Association and was credited for bringing show jumping in western Canada to a higher standard. Jack paid $37,000 for Australis in 1969, believed to be the highest priced jumping horse in North America at the time, when John’s sister Barbara made the Canadian National Team. That team went on to win the Gold Medal at the Pan American Games in Columbia. Several world competition feats later, Barbara was named to The Alberta Horseman’s Hall of Fame in 1974.


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buyers said they appreciated the hybrid vigour.

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One thing the Simpsons’ calving records have proven is that more

calves. Nevertheless, it illustrated a valuable trend. The Simpsons also correlated calving patterns with weather patterns. As it turns out, there are calving gaps 285 days after bad bouts of weather.

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also began separating the herd into two management groups as soon as calves are born; the cows with heifer calves and those with bull calves. This turned out to be a valuable timemanagement practice. They used

The systems approach to managing the Simpson ranch involves certain repeatable tasks. often than not, feeding at night will result in more cows calving in the daytime. Their records have revealed a lot that conventional ranches would not normally pick up in day-to-day operations. The following are some examples. One year, monensin was added to the heifer calf group’s ration. It resulted in the best weight gains they had ever had. Pregnancy rate for this group was also above average. But the following year, the ranch documented a 10 to 15 per cent lower pregnancy rate in the group, as two-year-olds. Their only theory is that these heifers were possibly pushed too hard as

Apparently bulls don’t get too excited when they are dodging cool winds and rain! Graphs also show calving rates go up after easier winters. Four years ago, the Simpsons started pregnancy checking in August at 35 days, in an effort to market open cows sooner for better prices. But this resulted in more open cows, according to the data, so they moved pregnancy checking back to 45 days. John’s weight models allow him to very accurately project calf weaning weights. His estimates are often only out by a couple pounds. To reduce the numbers that need to be sorted at one time, the Simpsons

“Texas” became one of show jumping’s most famous horses with John aboard and he, likewise, began to win consistently throughout Europe and North America. He was the leading Canadian rider at the world Championships in 1978, after which Jack was offered $500,000 for Texas. In 1980, the Canadian Equestrian Federation designated Texas an International Champion Horse. Before Jack died, he and Mary watched both their children compete internationally and represent Canada on Olympic teams. Jack and John had their differences and relations were toughest through John’s adolescence. But those differences were largely resolved on the ranch, of which John ultimately took over management. John’s involvement with the construction company began in the late 1960’s, first as a labourer and then as equipment operator. He studied engineering at The University of Alberta and became a director of CANA in 1978. John is now its President and CEO. In memory of Jack’s lifelong enthusiasm for sports and

to run out of time or daylight (if not facility capacity) to process the whole herd at once.

THE SYSTEMS APPROACH

The systems approach to managing the Simpson ranch involves certain repeatable tasks. Two miles of fences are built or rebuilt every year, at specific times of the year. Pasture fields are harrowed. Cows are moved regularly and continually throughout the grazing season and each pasture is grazed only once annually. Jonny takes charge of the pasture management, which the family believes is

his love of winning, the family established The Simpson Family Endowment Fund in 1987 at The University of Calgary, to promote the athletic culture at the University. This endowment was acknowledged by naming the most visible room in the Physical Education Complex, The Jack Simpson Gymnasium. The endowment supported the establishment of the first Faculty of Physical Education’s graduate program and the development of the Sports Medicine Centre. In 2005, John Simpson was recognized with an honourary Doctor of Laws by the University of Calgary, “for his contributions as a participant and advisor to international sport, for his passion in building communities and landmarks and for his service to the university.” The Simpson’s Hereford herd is no doubt one of the most tightly managed in North America. The ranch and all that it preserves, may go on to be John’s biggest legacy.

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fundamental in determining the carrying capacity of the ranch. They experiment with strip grazing currently. An established rotational system moves the cows further from the centre of the ranch through the summer and then brings them closer to the calving area in the fall and winter. Most pastures are adjoined so that minimal effort is needed to move the cows each time. Every quarter section is fenced and has access to water, either in troughs with the use of solar pumps or windmills, or from the creeks. Stockpiled pastures are reserved for drought and ensure weaned calves have fresh pastures in the fall. December 1sth marks the approximate date around which cows are moved to winter pastures and fed. Calving cows are on 24-hour patrol with the help of extra hired help. They are tagged and dehorned within 12 hours of birth. The dehorning is generally 95 per cent effective. Females are also tattooed at this time.

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John added a commercial scale to the ranch in 1989, so the calves could be weighed and sold on the ranch, rather than being trucked to an auction.

Today, calves are sold by auction over the Internet, either through TEAM or DMLS, with buyers viewing the videotaped calves on pasture. This method, says John, puts their calves in front of the most people possible. His ongoing challenge is that of maximizing returns when selling into a marketplace at the same time as everyone else. He is also a proponent of private treaty sales, which he believes results in the best outcome for both parties. Calves are usually sold in one group to one buyer. Fewer trades between conception to consumer, John believes, is the way of the future. While smaller herds will still require auction marts, he sees contract selling directly to packing houses as a way of the future.

THE LEGACY

The year 2006 marked the Simpson Ranchâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th anniversar y. It is undergoing a generation change and hands down, the third generation is focused most on environmental and water issues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Environmental management, which includes weed control, is my most important job,â&#x20AC;? says Christie. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Water is [also] becoming our most precious resourceâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Śthe most limiting factor

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Hereford ( ' & % $ # " ! Manitoba The Hereford Tradition in the Mitchell Family of Roselawn Polled Herefords By Brad Dubeau

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What would you expect from a bunch of congregated cowboys? As the story goes, in 1998, Jackie Mitchell, of Roselawn Polled Herefords, Killarney, Manitoba, attended the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Charlottetown, P.E.I., as President of the Manitoba Hereford Association (MHA). Her husband Wally also attended the AGM and was invited to sit in on some of the CHA business meetings. Everyone introduced themselves in turn and when it was Wally’s turn, he stood up and said, “I’m Wally Mitchell and I’m not sure why I’m here but I sleep with the President of the Manitoba Hereford Association.” W he n O nt a r io’s Wa l l y P ug h introduced himself later, he turned to Jackie and asked if any “Wally” would do? Jackie was embarrassed as the room broke out into laughter. The Mitchells say this is part of the camaraderie that develops between cattle producers across Canada and the world. Some of the best things they enjoy about the Hereford business are the people they have had opportunity to meet and befriend. Jackie was indeed the first and only woman president of the MHA. To our knowledge, never has another woman 68

served as Provincial President in the history of the Canadian Hereford Association. Jackie and Wally and family have been active throughout many years, in the community and definitely with purebred Herefords, either through sales, Manitoba clubs or their association. It started around 1900 with W.R. Mitchell and seven of his sons who settled on a farm in the Killarney area of Manitoba after coming from Ontario, where they ran Shorthorns. In 1918, the family bought its first Herefords. Of the seven boys, Bruce

raising purebred Herefords. The first polled bull was purchased in 1963. But it was the second polled bull which Morley purchased from Joe Lewis of Alfalfa Lawn Farms, Kansas, in 1966, which played a major role in the family’s switch from horned to polled Herefords. Morley and Mary had four children. Their daughter Barb (Mitchell) Vanrobaeys was the Manitoba Hereford Association’s first Hereford Queen in 1971. She now resides with her family in Winnipeg. Their son David lives in Brandon.

Jackie was indeed the first and only woman president of the MHA. To our knowledge, never has another woman served as Provincial President in the history of the Canadian Hereford Association. (Wally’s grandfather) and uncle Harry, carried the farm on and continued to grow their Hereford herd. The 1920’s saw Harry showing extensively across Canada while Bruce and his wife Hazel stayed and looked after things at the farm. Bruce and Hazel had nine children and their son Morley and his wife Mary, Wally’s father and mother, continued farming and

In 1974, Wally purchased land and became involved in the day-to-day decision making with his father at Roselawn Polled Herefords. In 1978, Wally’s father passed away. His mother Mary actively farmed with Wally and his brother Don until 1980 when she remarried. Wally purchased the family farm the same year. Don left the farm in 1985 to pursue a


Jackie and Wally Mitchell with “Zoe”

Jackie, Wally, Nick Penner, Kaily (Mitchell) Penner and Brady Mitchell.

“People that come to look at the cows always remark about the good udders,” says Wally. “If the cattle work for us they will work for you. What you see is what you get and we guarantee it. Grain farming is the farm’s main enterprise, so the cattle have to do it on their own.” naval career and Wally continued to farm on his own until 1990, when he married Jackie. Together with their kids Kaily (26) and Brady (19), they continue to operate Roselawn. The property at which Wally and Jackie reside is a farm that Wally’s forefathers purchased in 1921. Back then, there was a wheat crop on the farm that rusted out and the family decided to burn the entire crop. They sowed a rye crop that fall and the following year they paid for the farm, when rye was selling for $4.00 per bushel. “They hauled rye every day that winter,” Wally says. If you ask Mary, his mother, even today she will tell you, “when times are tough, sow rye”. Today, the farm consists of 2,850 acres of which 2,300 are cropped, while about 450 acres are in pasture. Roselawn was strictly a purebred operation, breeding around 80 females unt il 1995, when the

Mitchells decided to expand the cowherd and add a Black Angus bull to the mix. The farm now includes 30 commercial Hereford cows bred Angus and 15 black baldie cows. They currently breed about 165 females, including heifers, and calve around 125 head annually. They start calving during the last week of February or the beginning of March and are done by the 10th of April. Wally and Jackie have backgrounded their calves in the past, until January. But this year, they sold their steers in October. They kept all the heifer calves. Some will be sold in the spring while others will be held and sold as “breds”, to both purebred breeders and commercial producers. For the last four or five consecutive years, the Mitchells have exported 10-20 head per year to Russia. When it comes to the bull calves, 10-15 are sold annually, usually as yearlings;

and most are sold privately, off the farm. Mitchells also contr ibute to a production sale held annually in October at Alameda, Saskatchewan. The sale is called Blair Athol, Haroldson’s and Friends. Wally and Jackie have been consignors there since the inaugural sale in 1998. They market seven or eight head through the sale annually. Over the years, they have been participants at the Manitoba Hereford Association’s Good As Gold sale, held annually in Brandon. They have also sold some bulls at Souris Valley Breeders Bull Sale in Melita, Manitoba, on the first Monday in April. Four generations of Mitchells have sold bulls at Brandon Winter Fair Bull Sale and Lundar Bull Sale where they have had the honour of Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Bulls. Wally’s father Morley helped his uncle

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Harry at shows, eventually being the one to take the bulls to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Bull Sale in Brandon every March – a highlight of the year. The Winter Fair was held in the old two-storey Wheat City arena, with bulls stabled on the second floor. Exhibitors stayed in dormitories at the south end of the same floor, for an entire week, where they had a few drinks and many laughs, according to Wally. At the age of five, Wally convinced his mother to let him stay and help his dad for a couple of days. “You can imagine the eye-opener I got staying in the dorm!” When it comes to cattle shows, the Mitchells have taken cattle to AG EX in Brandon where they have enjoyed several reserve champion females and bulls. They were honoured to win the premier breeder and exhibitor awards there in 1997. Other shows attended include the Canadian Western Agribition in Regina and local summer shows. Like his Uncle Harry, Wally also has shown at the

both Kaily and Brady have won the ESSO junior heifer banner. Wally and Jackie believe in good feet and legs, good disposition and doingability. The cows have to have good udders and abundant milk. There is a very strict culling program in place at Roselawn with about 10% going straight to market annually. “People that come to look at the cows always remark about the good udders,” says Wally. “If the cattle work for us they will work for you. What you see is what you get and we guarantee it. Grain farming is the farm’s main enterprise, so the cattle have to do it on their own.” The cows swath graze and only come in about two to three weeks before calving. The Mitchells are members of the Total Herd Evaluation (THE) program and definitely believe in the tool. They use EPDs as a guideline and an additional marketing tool. But they also believe the animals should “look the part” and be phenotypically correct. Conformation and physical

“The cattle industry is getting better,” say’s Wally. Cattle receipts have increased significantly at Roselawn from 2009 to 2010. Kaily winning showmanship at Boissevain, Manitoba

Wally and Kaily at a 4-H Rally

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Royal Winter Fair in 1975, ‘76 and ’77, with good success. In 1976, the family had Reserve Champion Female and in 1977, Wally’s steer took home Reserve Champion Hereford Steer. The highlight of their showing career is when a bull calf of theirs was selected by Mel and Greg Frietag of Alameda, Saskatchewan, at the Red Coat Classic, held following the Open Hereford Show at Agribition. “We took that bull to Denver as a yearling and he stood second in class,” says Wally. At the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair,

Brady grooming his animal at Bonanza

analysis come first on the selection list. Then numbers are used to rank the animals. The most valued EPDs in the Roselawn herd are Milk, Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight. A good Milk number is very important to them. “The weaning weight EPD gives you an idea about the cow,” says Wally. The Yearling Weight EPD shows the animal’s performance potential, he says. “As long as the cows are bringing in good, marketable calves and they stay in good shape themselves, they can

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stay,” says Wally. “If they start to slip, then they’re gone.” I n t he p a st , b ot h A r t i f ic i a l Insemination (A.I.) and some embryo transplanting (E.T.) have been a part of the Roselawn program but time constraints have not allowed them to continue using these tools. They try to find the best bull they can and breed naturally. Re-introduction of A.I. or E.T. will depend on available help on the farm. The whole Mitchell family plays an active role in the operation, both on and off the farm. Kailey, who is married to Nick, is currently enrolled in Education studies in Regina. Nick is a heavy duty mechanic with the Department of Highways. The two of them make their home in Brandon. Brady, who works on oil rigs, also makes his home in Brandon. Both plan to return to the farm some day. Growing up, Kaily and Brady were very involved with the Canadian Junior Hereford Association. Kaily served on the National Junior Council, while Brady still does today. They have both attended Bonanza, the national junior Hereford show, since

they were able to. In fact, as a very young boy, Brady graced the 1996 cover of The Canadian Hereford Digest, showing his animal at Bonanza. Both Kaily and Brady have won gold watches for their 4-H service as well. Wally has served on the MHA Board of Directors for a four-year term and in 1991 took on the role of President. He has judged at 4-H shows, the Lundar Bull Sale and local summer fairs just to name a few. At the Crystal Fair 4-H Show, he enlisted Jackie’s help and together they judged the show. Wally spent 19 years as a 4-H leader and 14 years as President of the Killarney Ag Society. In his spare time, he likes to curl. Both Wally and Jackie enjoy vacationing in Hawaii. When Jackie is not busy on the farm, she works as a senior accounting technician in her 17th year with Meyers, Norris, Penny, LLP. She also runs her own photography business, now in its fourth year, out of her home and a studio in Killarney. Her subjects are diverse, from cattle to weddings, to sports teams, families and anything in between. Jackie

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serves on the Killarney Co-op Board and the Killarney Foundation which divvy’s financial support to different projects and groups within the community. She has also been the secretary for the Killarney Ag Society for ten years and for fun, Jackie likes to bowl and enjoys many sports. “The cattle industry is getting better,” say’s Wally. Cattle receipts have increased significantly at Roselawn from 2009 to 2010. “BSE set the cattle industry back years,” says Wally. “When it hit, things were just starting to get better, then it dropped and took a generation of cattlemen with it.” “The 30 to 40-head herds are mostly gone and like everything, larger numbers or acres with fewer people and more innovation and technology seems to be the trend,” says Jackie. One thing is for sure. The Mitchell family has stood the test of time. Better cattle and grain prices should help, along with the determination of this generation of Mitchells, to ensure the Roselawn name survives indefinitely.

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Young Guns II By Catherine Brown BETH and MARK TRUEMAN

“I feel lucky to say that I don’t mind going to work every day,” says Beth Trueman, daughter of former CHA president, Brian Trueman of Thunderbrook Farms in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Beth has woven cattle and livestock agriculture into her life by pursuing a career with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, where she has worked full-time for two and a half years. Beth is the Agriculture and 4-H Leadership Coordinator for Nova Scotia’s Valley region. She is in charge of delivering the 4-H program as well as rural youth development. She lives in Kentville, Nova Scotia, and comes home to the farm on weekends where she helps out on the family-run operation. Beth is 26 years old. The home farm operation consists of a commercial cowherd and 35 purebred Herefords, along with 800 acres of lumber and 55 acres of blueberries. Beth completed an animal science degree with a minor in business from the Nova Scotia Agricultural College,

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as well as a Bioscience Technology Diploma in Prince Edward Island. She is a Young Guns member of the Maritimes Hereford Association. Eventually, Beth sees herself going back home to work alongside her brother on the family operation but at this point, she devotes her energies to her off-farm career. She continues, meanwhile, to involve herself in local cattle sales and shows. Beth is a member of the Nova Scotia Young Farmers’ organization, which supports young people, aged 18 to 35, who have completed the 4-H program. It is a good networking group, of sorts, says Beth, who was a very active 4-H member, completing projects in beef, sheep, gardening, horticulture, food and forages. In her jun ior Hereford day s, networking was considered her nu mb er one mo st rew a rd i ng experience. While she took it for granted at the time, Beth says she now most appreciates having been able to meet people across the country as a result of her involvement with the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA). She also appreciates the boardroom

experience, which prepared her for future formal business meetings. Serving on the executive, she says, gave her responsibilities to see tasks through, while improving on organizational skills, which were needed to coordinate events across Canada. What she tells juniors now is, “don’t be afraid to take part in whatever you can.” “Don’t be afraid of whatever others might think,” she adds. And don’t be intimidated by larger breeders or operations, she says. “We have opportunity to use the same genetics across Canada,” she says, “so the quality of cattle can be every bit as good in the Maritimes as it is elsewhere.” “Don’t be afraid to try something new and get your hands dirty,” says Beth, who has had the opportunity, through 4-H and the CJHA, to represent the Maritimes at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair and Saskatchewan’s Agribition. Not being afraid to get her own hands dirty has afforded Beth the opportunity to earn a trip to the Royal Easter cattle show in Australia, through points accumulated in


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competitions at the Maritime Fall Fair. She has also traveled abroad to fit cattle for Moeskaer Herefords in Denmark. Beth has never borrowed money to support her cattle enterprise, consisting of both Herefords and Angus. Her parents keep her expenses

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having a supplementary income as part of the equation, with beef farming as a secondary enterprise. Her p a s s ion for ag r ic u lt u r e, nevertheless, also serves to support her fellow producers through her work with the ministry of agriculture. Beth says a high percentage of her

on the CJHA board of directors demonst rated t he benef it s of combining the ideas of many people. Mark also shares some advice. He says â&#x20AC;&#x153;be willing to ask questions and get advice from people you admire and respect.â&#x20AC;? You might even learn from the bad advice, he says.

While she took it for granted at the time, Beth says she now most appreciates having been able to meet people across the country as a result of her involvement with the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA). in check at a certain limit, while she uses the home farm to stay involved in the business. B et h s ay s she h a s r e c e iv e d contradictory messages about the future of livestock farming but she says she learned that you have to keep your own mind straight about the possibilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Create a consistent program with a solid marketing system and maintain a reliable reputation,â&#x20AC;? she says, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure there is opportunity there. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will always be naysayers, but at the end of the day, if you are satisfied with where you are and what you are doing, then carry on,â&#x20AC;? she says. Beth says that she understands the reality for her will always entail

peers from agricultural college have found jobs in agriculture but had to go west to find the jobs they wanted. She and her brother, Mark, are two of the fortunate few to be able to work close to home. Mark built a house with his fiancĂŠ across the road from the home farm. He graduated from Lakeland Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Livestock Production program and after some experience working for other livestock producers locally, now helps run the home farm. But Mark also works full time 15 minutes down the road at the agricultural research station or experimental farm. From his junior Hereford experience, Mark says he learned how things are done differently everywhere you go, despite having similar goals. Serving

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hope to continue on the path that the family has been on, striving to produce quality Hereford cattle in the Maritimes,â&#x20AC;? says Mark. Beth and Mark are described as enthusiastic and committed by Nova Scotia Hereford breeder and former CHA president, Victor Oulton. Their perseverance, if it ever pays off, where paving the way for the next generation in livestock agriculture is concerned, shines through in their attitudes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Currently, everyone works off the farm during the day,â&#x20AC;? says Mark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The majority of our work at home is done after 4:30 and on weekends,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we seem to be able to maintain a balance that allows us to operate and MAINTAIN A SUCCESSFUL OPERATIONv s

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CARL RAMSAY

It’s December 7th and thirty-year-old Carl Ramsay of Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, has the truck ready and trailer hooked up and plans to leave for the state of Texas at 2:00 a.m., with his wife Dalynn, to deliver sale heifers. Married in July, the couple is expecting their first child in March. This will be their last little adventure as a couple for a while and they are looking forward to it. Carl represents the third generation of Ramsays of Carlrams Ranching Ltd. His grandpa Carl, who passed away 14 years ago, started the ranch 63 years ago in 1948. A childhood dream came true for

bred heifers. “The sale is a showcase for our commercial customers to bring out top quality bred heifers. But it also demonstrates how our bulls work in many programs.” Carl farms 4,000 acres and runs 300 Hereford cows with his parents, Cal and Marilyn. He worked on oilrigs for 6 years out of high school before joining the operation full-time. It is his fourth year working at home, and for this “luxury” he considers himself very grateful. Carl invested in a yard site nearby three years ago and continues to help grow the family run operation through his own herd and land base.

the Hereford Digest in December, the cows are still grazing crop stubble. From that, they’ll move on to swath grazing, when there is enough snow on the swaths to prevent wastage. “I can feed cattle for nothing for months,” he says. The plan is to grow the cattle herd, which will happen naturally, he says, if he uses the right bulls and retains the right females. Carl has the goal of personally selling 50 bulls annually in the ranch’s sale. As a former Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) member, what Carl enjoyed most was meeting other people from across the country who share the same business as him and

“Getting out and meeting people is what it’s all about. It’s what separates the survivors in the business and the non-survivors. We are salesmen.” - Carl Ramsay young Carl in February 2009 when he hosted his first sale on the ranch. A second annual sale will be held this February, featuring 40 Hereford bulls, 12 Black Angus bulls and commercial bred heifers consigned by their bull customers. Not only does Carl hope to be able to offer a larger number of premium Hereford Bulls to the buyers in the future but he also hopes the sale will be considered a premier place to buy

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With Dalynn, Carl now farms 1,000 acres and runs 100 cows. Cattle production definitely ties into this young man’s future. The already established, family run operation, says Carl, has given him the chance to grow and continue the ranch name. Carl feeds his cattle as economically as possible and his main advantage where efficiency is concerned is in the Hereford breed. When he talks to

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with whom he will likely do business for the rest of his life. “It’s people I met through the juniors that I go with to look at bulls,” says Carl. Getting out and meeting people is what it’s all about. It’s what separates the survivors in the business and the non-survivors, says Carl. “We are salesmen.” As salesmen, it doesn’t matter if it’s a washing machine or cattle. It’s people skills that are most valuable. If Carl could adv ise other juniors right now, he says he would tell them to slow down and cher ish the moment. The experience is about more than winning the competitions. It is a chance to meet the people you’ll work with later. Some of Carl’s closest friends were met on the Junior Hereford show road. Carl is optimistic that the worst is behind the cattle industry. “Many of the investors have gone by the wayside so most of those who remain in business are tr ue cattlemen,” he says. “Pride got us here,” says Carl, who adds that he


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is ready to reap the rewards in the future. He sees Herefords in that future because he says he can winter a Hereford cow for next to nothing. Despite sometimes less-than-ideal calf prices, Carl says the margins are to be made in the efficiency gains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are not in a pounds-race with the other breeds,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we can eliminate costs of production through efficiencies.â&#x20AC;? One of the biggest problems in the breed, as Carl sees it, is that of competition between breeders. Instead of asking why someone bought a Hereford from a competitor and not from â&#x20AC;&#x153;meâ&#x20AC;?, we should be asking why someone didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t buy a Hereford. Breeders should work

ANDREW KOPEECHUK

During breeding season, 2 8 - y e a r- o l d A n d r e w Kopeechuk of RSK Farms, sometimes drives from his house in Brandon to his familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s farm, about seven miles or 15 minutes away, to breed heifers or cows by A.I. at 5:00 or 6:00 am. He then turns back and makes the trek to work at the Brandon Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) research station. He works with soils there, spending a lot of time in the lab. But he appreciates the steady income and the benefits of a full-time job. That particular job, he says, took about 10 years to secure. After work, he sometimes heads back to the farm to inseminate more cows. Some days just work out that way.

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Carl raised the top selling bull at the Maple Creek Bull Sale: Carlrams Roughneck 9P, for $38,000

together to promote the breed as a whole for the benefit of all breeders, he says. Once again, he says itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no different than any other business. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t trip over ourselves to sell bulls to the same people. Instead, we should unite for a stronger market.â&#x20AC;? Carl and Dalynn and Carlrams Ranching now give back to the Hereford junior prog ram. They donate semen from their top bull for the Semen Donation Program, their sale is a part of the Junior Heifer Lottery Program and they make annual donations to the CJHA to help fundraise for Bonanza. Dalynn was an active junior in the Angus association. She and Carl now preside as judges at both Junior

Dur ing the summer months, if Andrew is not at home, with his wife Tiara of two years, or at work, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at the farm, either planting, haying or helping to watch over calving cows, depending on the season. During weekends, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll often find him and Tiara at the farm, helping â&#x20AC;&#x153;momâ&#x20AC;?, Stephanie Kopeechuk, with the cowherd, or â&#x20AC;&#x153;dadâ&#x20AC;?, Rae Kopeechuk, complete field work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a perfect world,â&#x20AC;? says Andrew, â&#x20AC;&#x153;if I could make enough money raising cattle, I would.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the cattle that have kept him

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so close to home, he admits. The long-term plan for Andrew and Tiara involves going back to the farm but for now, they make compromises as they plan their way. The home farm has only one house currently. One location 10 miles north, where they considered building, had an empty yard with no corrals or buildings, which made it impractical to build there. For now, they pay a mortgage on a house in town. RSK Farms is located just east of Brandon on the Trans-Canada

Stephen and Sarah are twins and are now 23 years old. Andrew, Stephen and Sarah have all been active in the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA). Andrew appreciates the junior experience for the opportunities it gave him to network, meet people and make friendships. It made it easier, later in life, to get jobs on other ranches and farms. He helped some large, high profile operations market cattle at shows and at the shows, he says, he met even more people. Andrew went off to Olds College in

other competitions. Andrew was a member of the CJHA board of directors and in 2002 was elected as President, staying involved, in some capacity, until 21 years of age. “The junior program gave me realworld skills,” says Andrew. Being on the board helped his organizational skills and his communication skills, with its corporate-like protocols, which demanded professionalism. “It opened up a world I may not have known otherwise and built my confidence.” During college, Andrew worked with

Life, as Andrew knew it, was largely on hold, through his illness, as he couldn’t go to livestock shows or work closely with cattle. In the end, he says, “it made me more passionate about what I do at work and at the farm.” Highway. It consists of about three and a half sections of owned and rented land, which are put into grain, hay and pastures. The operation supports 120 cows, half of which are Hereford and half of which are Hereford-Angus. About one third of the commercial cowherd is used to carry Hereford embryo calves, as recipient moms. The farm just had its 25th anniversary but the RSK cattle herd has been around for just the past 15 years. Andrew’s brother Stephen is involved on the grain side of the operation with their dad, Rae, and is a heavy duty mechanic at a local equipment dealer. His sister Sarah is in nurse’s training and works off the farm but she comes home to help out whenever possible.

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Alberta at 18 years of age and one month into his formal education, was dealt a huge dose of perspective that would forever change his life. He was diagnosed with leukemia and his struggle for survival involved two years of intensive treatment and many stays at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. A stemcell transplant from his brother ultimately saved his life. He finished his Diploma in Agriculture with a livestock major and completed a third and fourth year with an Agri-business Applied Degree. Life, as Andrew knew it, was largely on hold, through his illness, as he couldn’t go to livestock shows or work closely with cattle. In the end, he says, “it made me more passionate about what I do at work and at the farm.” He procrastinates less and in his own words, he doesn’t do jobs “half-ass”. H e w o u l d n’ t be kept away from Bonanza events, however. He still made every show, if only to watch or compete in judg ing and

ranches such as Remitall, Harvie Ranching and Dallas Farms. He also worked with people and cattle outside the Hereford breed. These experiences taught him a lot about breeding, selection and marketing through the show ring. It gave him all the confidence in the world when it came to building his own herd. Going to shows also allowed him to see a whole world of cattle that he might not have otherwise. It gave him the chance to evaluate a lot of different bloodlines and programs. Given the chance to go back and tell himself something as a junior, Andrew says he’d give the advice to not get caught up in the competition aspects of the junior events. “Winning’s nice. Don’t get me wrong. But the program is there to build and develop skills, meet people and have fun.” A nd r e w r e c a l l s t he f r iend ly competition with neighbours such as Travis Biglieni. He even took part in the junior Angus and Simmental events because it offered him and his brother and sister more opportunities to practice their skills and have fun competing – the Hereford kids up against the Angus and Simmental kids. Now that he has settled down into life’s work routines, Andrew owns half the RSK cows and pools resources with his parents. Ownership of the ET (embryo transplant) calves is


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Herefords have to offer and where they are going as a breed,â&#x20AC;? says Andrew. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of good things are happening in the breed, in terms of marketing and carcass quality,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Herefords are definitely moving

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to the current generation. When his parents eventually retire, Andrew hopes to grow the cowherd a little and keep mostly Hereford cows. He would like to host a sale in the future. Many of Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s friends and

â&#x20AC;&#x153;No other breed could top what Herefords have to offer and where they are going as a breed.â&#x20AC;? - Andrew Kopeechuk with the CJHA and 4-H has been the catalyst behind his own herd improvement initiatives. With the use of A.I. and ET technologies, Andrew is proud to say that his herd has made great progress in short time in terms of the caliber of animals produced. Some visitors have asked him if â&#x20AC;&#x153;this is the same placeâ&#x20AC;? they visited a few years ago. Andrew says his family has worked together to change a lot over the past decade. The Herefords, he says, are a breed his parents had growing up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No other breed could top what

in the right direction.â&#x20AC;? Andrew is a director on the boards of the Manitoba Hereford Association, and of the Manitoba Livestock Expo. He also sits on the planning committee for the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, at which he enjoys organizing junior shows and judging and clipping demonstrations. When time permits, Andrew puts his carpentry skills to work and enjoys making furniture. He and his family have talked with a succession planner regarding the future transition of the farm business

classmates have gone into grain farming on their family operations. There are more opportunities for third or fourth generation farmers with some business sense and a land base to inherit, he says, but â&#x20AC;&#x153;you have to make of it what you can.â&#x20AC;? Passion for the job is a pre-requisite for a career in livestock farming, says Andrew, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the bestpaid career choice. But where the possibilities are concerned, Andrew says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;the skyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the limit. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ACCEPT ANYTHING LESSv s

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LO 931N ASTER LAD 6S !"#$%&$/)G(G&"!)$*'+$BBEHF 46E BRITISHER LASS 75P

LO 931N ASTER LAD 6S !"#$%&$'&(!)$*'+$.CEHF BUSHMAN LASS 91S

Also at Calgary: EHF 70N BRITISHER LAD ET 51W

C$/0112$34$+8D24E$7:66F$/011$&816<$=8:>5$?%<$?ABB

LO 931N ASTER LAD 6S !"#$%&$'&(!)$*'+$,STANDARD LASS 1K

LO 931N ASTER LAD 6S !"#$%&$/)G(G&"!)$*'+$%EHF 46E BRITISHER LASS 1R

Also at Dawson Creek: EHF 6S ASTER LAD 7W, EHF 6S ASTER LAD 13W & EHF 6S RIBSTONE LAD 55W

Bulls for Sale by Private Treaty at the Ranch

TOM BASNETT Box 41 Eureka River, AB T0H 1K0

Ph/Fax 780-685-2102 Cell 780-834-8170 email: tjbasnett@gmail.com

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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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F STANDARD LAD 52W (NHK 52W) BW - 98lbs

205 day WW Index – 857lbs

YW Index – 1323lbs

F STANDARD 100M LAD 72P

FA BRITISHER 100M STANDARD V LASS 68D

XTC KAPTAINS DOLLY 4N

C 82F MICKS KAPTAIN 82K C 096T MISS D BRITISHER 3H

72P is a home grown bull out of 68D. 68D raised 15 calves that indexed over 100 and were all keepers. 4N is a Time Setter daughter out of 3H. 3H has always raised one of the best for XTC. Not often can one buy a female of this quality. 52W is a short marked, long headed bull with big red testicles, eye pigment and a long hip. Also available for viewing: 52W!s Sire 72P and Dam 4N plus 4N!s 2010 Heifer calf.

!"#$%&'()*)!%*+, John/Sharon Ph: 403-337-2095

Carstairs, Alberta Dwayne/Shannon Ph: 403-337-2890 Fax: 403-337-8607 Email: dsfulton@airenet.com

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Weigh In: Monday, April 11, 2011 Show & Sale: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 BREEDS OFFERED HORNED AND POLLED HEREFORDS, ANGUS and SHORTHORN

Grand Champion Polled Bull CUTBANK 513R RANCHER 31U Consigned By - Mick A. Kubinec, Three Hills, AB

Grand Champion Horned Bull RC 42S STANDARD GEM LAD 109U

Consigned By - Rainy Creek Herefords, Bentley, AB

Direct Inquiries To: Central Alberta Agricultural Society c/o Peter Grant Box 6116, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X5 Phone: (403) 318-4411 84


BRETON WEST HEREFORDS Since 1974

Use OUR Bulls To Make YOUR Life Easier !"#$%&#'$&()&*+$,-$.#,)-/),*$-#,/-+$+")%$,+$0/12#$,-$ 3/#-%4$52-%&#/61$,3/*/-74$"''&#$-7.&4$*261&0/-74$&-)8$$ 92"$),6:-$+&&$-%&+&$-#,/-+$,-$,$+,*&8$$;%&6$72"$,++&++$ 2"#$ 3"**+4$ <&&.$ /6$ 5/6'$ -%&$ &(-#,$ .#,)-/),*/-7$ /6$ -%&/#$1&6&+$=$5,</61$*/>&$&,+/&#8

Our bulls for sale at Calgary Bull Sale, March 2 & 3, 2011, and at home anytime are sons of these sires, plus a few other Homegrown Herdsires.

GH NEON 17N

Lone-Pine Rebel 45R

SGC 34P Ribstone Lad 129S

Brit Domino 45M Reality 36R

Breton West 4S Prince 1U

Silver Moon 15M Tenor 10T

Thank You To All Our 2010 Buyers

52L !"#$%&$%'($)'*+%($,-"#.+%*$"/$,"01"(2$+*$ 34456$$7"/8-$&%($-9($:%*;$<57$"/$,"01"(2$ 34<<6$$=+8/'(9>$"/$"19$?6

MJT Cattle Co. Ron & June Berg Stan Robinson Gordon & Joan McFee Stacy Fuller Ken Tritten Martin Dornan John Simkin Reg & Cathy Minchau

Dean Miller Braun Hereford Ranch Prins Family Glenn Amendt W&J Safronovich Pete Standing Alone Mark Bendoritis Jerry Halushka Dennis & Dale Belanger

?%&)<$ 2"#$ @&3+/-&$ >2#$ ./)-"#&+$ 2>$ 3"**+$ A&5,*&+$A2#$B,*&$C-$C**$D/5&+8$$ ,6'$-%&/#$',5+8 EEF$-2$)%22+&$>#25G Eugene, Norma, and Leonard Poholka Ph: (780) 696-3878 Leonardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cell: (780) 898-9590 Fax: (780) 696-3777

Box 325, Breton, Alberta TOC OPO Email: bretonwest@gmail.com http://bretonwestherefords.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. 85


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Tech Tools Still in the dark about Internet and social media technology? By Catherine A. Brown

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The internet may have weaved its way into many facets of people’s lives already but if you’re not sure how to use it as a business and marketing tool, you’re not the only one. Trouble is, if you’re not “out there” making use of these tools, both on and off the printed page, you’re sacrificing exposure to an entire generation and missing out on innovative networking and marketing opportunities that will put your operation on the world map. Look for “Tech Tools” – a new series to be featured in upcoming editions of your Hereford Digest, to help you better navigate and make use of online performance tracking and marketing tools. Follow us through a ser ies of informative articles about internet access, internet sales, social and

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business media cites, inter net advertising and blogging. This section will keep you up-to-date on technology tools of the CHA and how to make use of them as well. It will explore cattle-related websites that might be of interest. Most of all, we’ll keep it simple and straightforward. If there is tech-talk involved, we’ll translate it. The following is a partial list of the areas we anticipate covering: s Website basics and website dos and don’ts. Maximizing its potential and addressing commonly overlooked opportunities. s Linking ads to websites and social media sites for maximum “mileage” and exposure. s The basics of banner advertising; online classifieds; etc. s Online Auctions – guidelines for

participation. s Defining the uses and applications of social media sites, giving examples of their use in the context of animal agriculture. Defining their limitations. s Expert advice about navigating with the online tools available. By all means, if you have topics, concerns and/or questions about internet technolog y and how it applies to you and your operation, please e-mail Catherine: cbrown@ican.net or phone or write Brad Dubeau, communicat ions manager at the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA): brad@hereford.ca. We’ll do our best to address your suggestions and your input is also sincerely appreciated!


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!!!"#$!%&'( DW&DOJDU\%XOO6DOH0DUFK  AGA 79H BRIT DOM ET 70N

9(5%((.1'20,125,%6721(: A full brother to 3S VERBEEK 11F FUL KAY-LE 3K

9(5%((.1'$1'<67$1: Half brother to 29R who was used on heifers for 3 years.

STANDARD RIBSTONE 11F MISS ML DOMINO 48U

F SILVER PRINCE 9T

MN SILVER PRINCE 82P STANDARD V LASS 68D

VERBEEK 80J HI RUSTANDARD 75N

VERBEEK VIC GOLD ET 80J VERBEEK HI STANDARD 63J

9(5%((.7*2/'35,1&(: Sired by 9T

FE 135D BRIT DOM 79H AGA 656U MISS STANDARD ET 17H

AGA 79H BRIT DOM ET 70N

FE 135D BRIT DOM 79H AGA 656U MISS STANDARD ET 17H

VERBEEK 80J MO LE 29M

VERBEEK VIC GOLD ET 80J VERBEEK 20P ML MO LE 82J

Herd Sires: F SILVER PRINCE 9T ‡VERBEEK 70N DOMINO RIB 3S ‡ AGA 79H BRIT DOM ET 70N

:H+DYH$Q([FHOOHQW*URXSRI%XOOV)RU6DOH6WUDLJKW&DQDGLDQ3HGLJUHHV 7KDQNVWRRXUEX\HUVZHDSSUHFLDWH\RXUEXVLQHVV (552/ %$5%9(5%((.DQG)$0,/< Phone/Fax: 780-727-2775 Cell: 780-542-9794 Box 649, Evansburg, AB T0E 0T0 87


XTC 13S REGENT 17W

BW WW YW MILK TM

4.1 35.4 50.5 10.7 28.4

R 6K KINGDOM 12M AMARADA KINGDOM LAD 13S AMARADA EXCEL LADY 17H VIKING 254E RIBSTONE ET 12M SGC 12M RIBSTONE LASS 133P SGC 27F BRIT LASS 72J

XTC RANCHMAN 86W MN 64F BRITISH LAD 7N XTC KING!S ROSE 38M

BW WW YW MILK TM

5.7 40.6 61.8 15.2 35.5

LLL 100C STANDARD 64F NJ BRITISHER LADY 17F BCD 721G KING 6K XTC 13Y TORIE STAR LASS 2C

XTC RANCHER LAD 1X WB KAPTAIN KRUNCH 2N BBSF 2N RANCHER 235R BBSF L 114L NEDRA 236N HAWKEYE 75K SKY LAD 6P BBSF 6P PRESIDENTS LASS 283U PDHR PRESIDENTS LASS 1K

BW WW YW MILK TM

4.3 50.7 83.7 22.1 47.5

BW WW YW MILK TM

3.5 47.1 79.3 21.2 44.8

Suitable For Heifers

XTC 7N VAQUERO 81W MN 64F BRITISH LAD 7N

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XTC 45P DUBEAU MARG 15S

BW WW YW MILK TM

5.3 40.0 60.7 12.5 32.5

LLL 100C STANDARD 64F NJ BRITISHER LADY 17F XTC DUBEAU LAD 45P XTC 11K MARG 6P

XTC SUNBURST LAD 66X PAHL 38J PAPILLON 46P PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P XTC KING!S DIAMOND LAD 87M XTC PRINCESS CLAUDETTE 85S C 38E L SILVER LASS 98K PAHL 46P SUNBURST 48U

To see more please visit our website at www.xtcherefords.com and www.medicinehatbullsale.com

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Special Thanks to these friends who make our Business run Drowning Ford Grazing Jim and Marty Hines Roy Brower Ovalyn Ranches Ron and Roxanne Guenther Wilson Colony CALRT Brent and Kevin Smith

Ida and Eric Musgrove Pipeline Grazing Lost River Ranch Ross Ranch Doenz Farms Randy and Terry Stokke Steven Pollestad

Pahl Livestock Harold Oddan Stewart Crone Warren and Janet Henry Ionne Skretting Edna and Clarke Nixdorff

The Templetons Byron and Carolyn, Roberta, Jocelyn and Rosie 403-345-3889 Byron’s Cell 403-308-9971 Doran & Denise 403-345-4144 Brant & Sara 403-345-4124 Directions 9 miles North of Hwy 4 on Tempest Road or 7 miles South of Hwy 3 on Tempest Road or 11 miles East of Lethbridge on Jail Road & 3 1/2 miles South on Range Road 19-4

www.xtcherefords.com email: xtcherf@shockware.com 88

Box 761 Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 3Z6


A Sample Of Our Medicine Hat Offering:

PAHL 3S WALL STREET 26W

BW WW YW MILK TM

5.8 46.3 88.8 13.9 37.0

FA POWER BRITISHER 90P PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P MHH 262B VOLTAGE LAD 25G MVF 25G STD VOLTAGE LASS 107L MVF 63A STD DOM LASS 150E PAHL 90P SPADE 3S

PAHL 3S WESTPOINT 40W PAHL 90P SPADE 3S PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P

BW WW YW MILK TM

FA POWER BRITISHER 90P PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P TH 118G SILVER BRIT LAD 179K CHATAWAY 31R MISS 93B 26F

PAHL 3S WITCHITA 33W PAHL 90P SPADE 3S MHH 826M STAN LASS 1R

3.5 48.7 88.9 22.8 47.2

PAHL 145 PAULETTE 158P

6.5 44.7 80.4 12.8 35.2

FA POWER BRITISHER 90P PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P MVF 112J STD DOM LAD 826M MHH 22L VIKING LASS 29N

PAHL 3S WANDERER 49W PAHL 90P SPADE 3S

BW WW YW MILK TM

BW WW YW MILK TM

4.4 49.7 94.2 15.4 40.3

FA POWER BRITISHER 90P PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P MH LAD 145 WINDIMUIR 27H TANYA 102L

Special Thanks to all those who purchased cattle this year 76 Grazing Co-Op Braun Herefords Brost Land and Cattle Buchanan Ranch Colin Page Drowning Ford Grazing East West Ranching

Ellis Ranching Elkwater Farming Co. Hayes Bros. Hugh Ross Jack Stleiter Jim Hern Ken & Tyler Haraga

Scott Pahl 403-548-2356 403-580-9908 pahl.livestock@xplornet.com

Doenz Ranches Lynn Fowlie McKenzie Herefords Milk River Cattle Co Neiman Ranching Norm Friemark Pipeline Grazing

Rafter T Cattle Co. Robertson Bros. XTC Herefords

Dan Pahl 403-548-8112 403-548-1614 dan@pahl-livestock.com

LeRay Pahl 403-548-6626 403-580-9906

Box 245, Medicine Hat T1A 7E9

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Ultrasound Matters Producers who make data based decisions see profit at the end Carcass Ultrasound 101 Reprinted with permission from the Centralized Ultrasound Processing Lab (USA)

How important is ult rasound dat a t o a producer making genetic selections? “The only way to make decisions is to look at performance data and ultrasound data,” says Blake Crawford of Adair, Iowa. Crawford runs a commercial beef operation he describes as ‘farrow to finish.’ “If you have animals that are not measuring up, you have to rely on ultrasound to identify the reason and improve future generations.” For Crawford, it’s all about herd improvement. “If you have a herd that’s below average for marbling or rib eye area, you need to improve those traits and increase those numbers,” he says. “So you’re going to make your replacement decisions based on that need. And you’re going to use ultrasound to do that. It’s the only way there is to have a look at those animals and their potential.” That knowledge not only determines which animals Crawford keeps, it gives him more confidence in his matings. “I’m not going to cull an otherwise good heifer or cow because she’s low in a particular trait,” he explains. “I’m going to AI her to a bull 90

that makes up for that deficiency. I do that for the future of the herd. If you can cut that difference in half, you’ve helped your herd.” Richard McClung, of Wehrmann Angus in New Market, Virginia, agrees. “I’ve seen the tremendous improvement ultrasound has made in our herd and the herds of our customers,” he says. “I believe in ultrasound totally.” At Wehrmann’s, every bull and cow is scanned with ultrasound, and has been since 1985. The operation sells around 300 bulls each year, nearly 200 of them to large ranches in the western U.S. that own their stock from conception to harvest. “We get reports from these people of the difference that data makes,” says McClung. McClung also uses DNA profiling and f inds it substantiates the ultrasound generated EPDs. “These are unimpeachable sources,” says McClung. And that’s why Crawford insists ultrasound data is critical when buying a bull, the starting point for herd improvement. “I wouldn’t buy one without it,” he says, adding the data can sometimes lead to the unexpected. He uses, for example, a herd sire with a .64 EPD for

marbling. “He is a true outlier,” says Crawford. “Neither parent was known for high marbling, but he is and it is highly heritable from him. We never would have known that without ultrasound.” It’s a phenomenon frequently found with the use of ultrasound. “Some of the ones you think aren’t that good are the ones that have Choice calves,” says Terry Hedeman of Lockwood, Missouri. Hedeman, too, relies heavily on data when bull shopping. “We look at it hard,” says Hedeman. For bulls he likes to see carcass merit EPDs of at least .3 for %IMF and no less than .12 for REA, with no heavy backfat. Mostly he likes how the data helps keep him in the middle of the road. “You can’t just look at one thing,” says Hedeman. “You have to look at the whole picture. When you sell to the feedlots, they make you look at good numbers all around. We’ve had steers with a 20-21 inch ribeye that wouldn’t grade Choice because they weren’t marbled.” Joe Mayer of Guymon, Oklahoma, agrees with the need for data when buying a bull to sire profitable


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calves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We use the heck out of it,â&#x20AC;? says Mayer of ultrasound generated performance data. He relies heavily on the information to select the ten or so bulls he buys each year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about all I use.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Before the bull sale, we go through the catalogue,â&#x20AC;? continues Mayer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have minimums for a set of EPDs and those that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t meet the standards we mark off and go on. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cut the field of around 400-500 down to 70 or 80 the first round.â&#x20AC;? Mayer says they prefer bulls with .95 marbling and .76 REA. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But nothing is perfect,â&#x20AC;? he adds, â&#x20AC;&#x153;if it was, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;t afford it.â&#x20AC;? He uses the catalogue numbers to assign possible purchases to A, B, and C-lists, assigning a value of what he is willing to pay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even a C-list animal has some value,â&#x20AC;? says Mayer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one I might use on older cows, or environments where we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch them as close â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if I can get him for the right price.â&#x20AC;? A-list bulls on the other hand, are heavily utilized. Through AI and embryo transplant, along with a cycle of natural service, Mayer will get 60-70 calves out of a top-line bull selected for his performance potential. Using data to assign bulls to various elements of his 1,200cow herd works for Mayer, who also feeds out his steers and sells them on the U.S. Premium Beef grid. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It may seem like witchcraft to some, but ultrasound data is a pretty accurate measurement of a bullâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capabilities,â&#x20AC;? says Mayer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it works, feed some cattle.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen the difference it has made in the bottom line of the people who buy our bulls,â&#x20AC;? adds McClung. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll continue to use ultrasound as a measure. I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do without it. Producers need to just do it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it works.â&#x20AC;?

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Information Bulletin from the Animal Industry Division - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada August 23, 2010 Regulatory Status of Animals Derived From Biotechnology In Canada Modern biotechnology techniques have been applied to a number of animal species including food animals, in Canada and elsewhere. Several of these techniques have advanced beyond the research stages and may be the subject of applications for regulatory approval in Canada, exploration of commercial potential or importation. At this time, there are no animals derived from modern biotechnology that have been approved for food or feed use in Canada. Animals and related food and feed products in Canada are already subject to rigorous health and safety regulations. The purpose of this communication is to advise those who may be involved in the development, importation and dissemination of animal genetics, that animals derived from modern biotechnology techniques as well as their progeny and any related products and by-products, may be considered “new” or “novel” and would, therefore, be subject to additional notification and approval requirements prior to commercialization. An animal may be considered new/novel if the techniques of modern biotechnology have been employed which result in manipulation of the animal’s genome, or if it is a species that is new to Canada that is used for a science and engineering purpose. The following information is provided to assist the livestock industry in understanding whether or not regulations may apply, including importation, research, breeding, production, sale, registration, or export of new/novel animals, collection or dissemination of semen or embryos from such animals, slaughter or other disposal of products or by-products of new/novel animals. While somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) cloning is an assisted reproductive technology not intended to alter the genome, animal clones and their progeny are presently also considered new/novel in Canada.

Animal Pedigree Act

[Contact: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada. Animal Industry Division, 1341 Baseline Rd. T5-2-316, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0C5; or David.Trust@agr.gc.ca] When Applicable: If you have or intend to acquire, new/ novel animals of any breed currently recognized under the Animal Pedigree Act or for which registry authority may be sought. If you intend to represent a new/novel animal as registered or purebred for sale. Require: No one may sell an animal as registered or purebred and no one shall keep pedigrees (other than for private breeding purposes) of animals of a recognized breed

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Communiqué d’information de l’Agriculture - Division d’Industrie d’Animal et de l’Agri-nourriture 23 Aout 2010 Situation Sur La Réglementation Des Animaux Issus De La Biotechnologie Au Canada Les techniques modernes de la biotechnologie ont été appliquées à différentes espèces animales, notamment des animaux destinés à l’amimentation au Canada et ailleurs dans le monde. Plusieurs de ces techniques ont maintenant progressé au-delà du stade de la recherche et peuvent faire l’objet de demandes d’approbation réglementaire au Canada, d’exploration du potentiel commercial ou d’imporation. À l’heure actuelle, aucun animal issu de la biotechnologie moderne n’a été approuvé à des fins d’alimentation humaine ou animale au Canada. Les animaux et les produits connexes d’alimentation humaine et animale au Canada sont déjà assujettis à une réglementation rigoureuse en matiére de santé et de salubrité. Le présent bulletin d’information vise à expliquer aux personnes participant au développment, à l’importation et à la dissémination de produits de la zoogénétique que les animaux issus de la biotechnologie moderne ainsi que leur descendance et tout produit et sous-produit connexe peuvent être considérés comme étant << nouveaux >> et seraient don assujettis à des exigences additionnelles en matiére de notification et d’approbation avant leur mise en marché. Un animal peut étre considéré comme étant <<nouveau>> si les techniques de la biotechnologie moderne qui ont été employées donnent lieu à une manipulation du génome de l’animal, ou s’il s’agit d’une espèce nouvelle au Canada qui est utilisée à des fins scientifiques et d’ingénierie. L’information ci-après vise à aider l’industrie du bétail à déterminer si la réglementation en vigueur pourra s’appliquer ou non à toute activité touchant un animal nouveau ou novateur. Les activités connexes peuvent comprendre l’importation, la recherche, la reproduction, la production, la vente, l’homologation ou l’exportation d’animaux nouveaux, la collecte ou la dissémination de sperme ou d’embryons en provenance de tels animaux, ou encore l’abattage ou l’élimination de produits ou de sous-produits de tels animaux. Bien que le clonage TNCS (transfert de noyau d’une cellule somatique) soit une technologie de reproduction assistée qui ne vise pas spécifiquement à altérer le génome, les animaux clonés obtenus au moyen de cette technique ainsi que leur descendance sont néanmoins considérés comme étant << nouveaux >> à l’heure actuelle au Canada.

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except as authorized under the Animal Pedigree Act. A new/novel animal will require assessment by Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada to determine if it may be registered as part of an existing breed, if it would have to be recognized as a new breed or if it would be exempt.

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[Contact: Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Terrestrial Animal Health Division, 59 Camelot Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0Y9; or glen.gifford@inspection.gc.ca] The CFIA regulates, under the Health of Animals Act and Regulations, the importation and export of certain species of live animals, their germplasm (semen and embryos) and products/by-products. Although the CFIA has no specific import/export requirements that apply to new/ novel animals, their progeny, germplasm or products/ by-products, the CFIA import conditions contain a section that advise Canadian importers that animal or commodity to be imported may be subject to requirements of other government departments (federal, provincial and territorial). Canada is an export dependent country. International trading partners may deny the importation of new/novel animals or implement supplemental export certification requirements for new/novel animals, their progeny, germplasm or products/by-products. Therefore, the CFIA reminds importers that it is essential that they declare to CFIA any importation of this category of animals/ commodities either when they make an application for an import permit, if they require, or at the time of import.

Additional Note to Industry As research in biotechnology applications for animals proceeds around the world and countries develop relevant policies, it will be necessary to ensure that animals and related products remain compliant with the regulatory requirements of the respective countries. At this time, approval for food and feed use has not been granted to any new/novel animal in Canada or in most other countries. With Canada being a major exporter of food products derived from animals as well as an important genetics provider, those responsible for the development, importation and dissemination of animal genetics in Canada are advised to ensure there is no inadvertent presence of animals or food/feed products derived from them not approved in the country of import, that might in any way compromise Canada’s animal industry or export market potential. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the above listed authorities or inquire through the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada contact.

The above information is a brief summary of regulatory requirements that may apply in respect of biotechnologyderived animals raised for food purposes. In addition to the contacts herein noted, further information is available through the websites of the respective Departments. Additional information may be applicable to other products may be found at, www.ec.gc.ca/ceparegistry/regulations/ final-roadmap_e.pdf 96

Canada. Division de l’industrie animale, 1341 chemin Baseline, T5-2-316, Ottawa (Ontario), K1A 0C5; ou David. Trust@agr.gc.ca] Application: Si vous avez fait ou prévoyez faire l’acquisition d’animaux vivants << nouveaux >> de n’importe quelle race reconnue à l’heure actuelle par la Loi sur la généalogie des animaux ou pour lesquels vous pourriez demander une approbation. Si vous prévoyez présenter un animal nouveau en tant que race enregistrée ou pur-sang à des fins de vente. Exigence: Personne n’est autorisé à vendre un animal en tant qu’animal enregistré ou pur-sang, et personne ne peut tenir à jour un registre de généalogie (autrement qu’ à des fins de sélection privée) d’animaux appartenant à une race reconnue, sauf lorsque cette pratique est autorisée par la Lois sur la généalogie des animaux. Un animal nouveau devra être évalué par Agricultre et Agroalimentaire Canada afin de déterminer s’il peut être enregistré en tant qu’individu d’une race existante, s’il doit être enregistré en tant qu’individu d’une nouvelle race ou s’il peut être exempté de tout enregistrement. Les associations de race dont les activités sont encadrées par la Lois sur la généalogie des animaux peuvent enregistrer, transférer et présenter leurs animaux comme étant pur-sang ou enregistrés, ce qui respecte les règlements administratifs approuvés applicables à leurs races respectives. Bien que leur usage à des fins commerciales n’est pas permis à l’heure actuelle, les animaux clonés et leur descendance peuvent être enregistrés par les associations de race qui permettent l’enregistrement des animaux clonés. On conseille toutefois à ces associations de race de conserver en dossier des données additionnelles de manière à pouvoir caractériser et documenter entièrement la constitution génétique et les origines des animaux clonés.

Lois sur la santé des animaux

[Personne-ressource: Agence canadienne d’inspection des aliments. Division de la santé des animaux terrestres, 59 promenade Camelot, Ottawa (Ontario), K1A 0Y9; ou glen. gifford@inspection.gc.ca] L’ACIA réglemente, en vertu de la Lois sur la santé des animaux et de son Règlement, l’importation et l’exportation de certaines espèces d’animaux vivants, de leurs germoplasmes (semence et embryons) et de leurs produits et sous-produits. Bein que l’ACIA n’a pas d’exigence spécifique en matière d’importation et d’exportation qui visent particulièrement les animaux nouveaux, leurs descendants, leurs germoplasmes et leurs produits ou sousproduits, les conditions de l’ACIA en matière d’importation comportent une section expliquant aux importateurs canadiens que l’animal ou produit devant être importé peut être assujetti aux exigences d’autres ministères (fédéraux, provinciaux ou territoriaux). L’économie du Canada est dépendante de l’exportation. Les partenaires commerciaux étrangers peuvent refuser l’importation d’animaux nouveaux ou stipuler des


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exigences additionnelles en matière de certification à l’exportation pour les animaux nouveaux, leurs descendants, leurs germoplasmes et leurs produits ou sous-produits. Pour cette raison, l’ACIA rappelle aux importateurs qu’il est essentiel qu’ils déclarent à l’Agence toute importation d’animaux ou produits appartenant à cette catégorie, soit au moment où ils font une demande de permis d’importation, s’il y a lieu, soit au moment de l’importation.

Remarque additionnelle à l’intention de l’industrie Alors que les recherches sur les applications biotechnologiques des animaux progressent et que les pays élaborent de nouvelles politiques pertinentes, il deviendra nécessaire de pouvoir s’assurer que les animaux et les produits connexes continuent à respecter les exigences de la réglementation de leurs pays d’origine respectifs. À l’heure actuelle, aucune approbation à des fins d’alimentation humaine ou animale n’a été accordée à un animal nouveau au Canada ni dans la plupart des autres pays. Comme le Canada est un important exportateur de produits alimentaires dérivés d’animaux, et aussi un important fournisseur de matériel génétique, on conseille aux intervenants responsables du développement, de l’importation et de la dissémination de matériel génétique animal au Canada de s’assurer qu’il n’y a aucune présence par inadvertance de tels animaux, no de produits d’alimentation humaine ou animale dérivés desdits animaux qui ne sont pas approuvés par le pays d’importation, et qui pourraient compromettre les activités de production animale de l’industrie canadienne ou le potentiel de ses marchés d’exportation. Si vous avez des questions additionnelles à ce sujet, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avac les personnes-ressources des ministères et organismes concernés ou avec la personne-ressource d’Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada.

L’information présentée ci-dessus constitue un bref résumé des exigences réglementaires qui peuvent s’appliquer à des animaux issus de la biotechnologie qui sont élevés à des fins d’alimentation. En plus des contacts susmentionnés, on peut obtenir de l’information additionnelle sur les sites Web de leurs ministères respectifs. On trouvera églament des renseignements additionnels applicables à d’autres produits à l’adresse www.ec.gc.ca/ceparegistry/regulations/final-roadmap_f.pdf

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1st place for Rate of Gain in the Readymade 4-H Beef Club

Reserve Champion Steer of the Borderline 4-H Multi Club

Commercial Female Supreme Champion at the 2010 Medicine Hat and District Steer Show

Exhibited by: Ashley Bodie Club: Readymade 4-H Beef Club, AB

Exhibited by: Bailey Herrmann Club: Borderline 4-H Multi Club, AB

Exhibited by: Ty Herrmann Club: Borderline 4-H Multi Club, AB

!"#$%&'$()*+,'-$."$./' Reserve Champion Steer of the Lobstick 4-H Beef and Multi Club

Exhibited by: Levi Leask Club: Lobstick 4-H Beef & Multi Club, AB

Send Us Your Submissions!

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

BURNSIDE WIZARD OF OZ 31W

BURNSIDE X-BOX 59X

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

KIMBROOK ELLIE 4W

CHB CROW HARBOUR WHISKEY 5W

Premier Breeder: Hannah Dixon

Premier Exhibitor: Hannah Dixon

Exhibited By: Hannah Dixon

Exhibited By: Hannah Dixon

Exhibited By: Jake Matheson

Exhibited By: Windy Hill Pine Polled Herefords

Carp Fair - Ottawa Valley Zone MOE Show August 25, 2010 Carp, Ontario Judge: Murray Andrews

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

BRADLEY ULYSSES 401U

HILL’S ROCKWOOD 149X

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

HILL’S DELILAH 146X

WLB 36N BETH ET 452S

Premier Breeder: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Bradley Farms

Exhibited By: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Caylynne Brown

91st Annual Bulkley Valley Exhibition MOE Show August 27, 2010 Judge: Dennis Ericson

Smithers, British Columbia

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TLELL 199S XPLOSIVE 18X

TLELL 42S SUPER DUDE 20W

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

TLELL 8N RAGAMUFFIN 22R

TLELL 23S TANYA 31U

Premier Breeder: Copper-T Ranch

Premier Exhibitor: Richardson Ranch

Exhibited By: Richardson Ranch

Exhibited By: Richardson Ranch

Seaforth Fall Fair September 11, 2010 Judge: Patty Lasby

Exhibited By: Richardson Ranch

- Western Zone MOE Show

Seaforth, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

WAL WONDER 202W

EJM WINSTON 201N 37W

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

EMK MISS WINNONA 1W

HILL’S GEORGIA 134U

Premier Breeder: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Lyons Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Les & Sherry Emke 102

Exhibited By: Richardson Ranch

Exhibited By: Earl McEachren

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Lindsay Central Exhibition MOE Show September 23, 2010 Judge: Ian Harvie

Lindsay, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

ELM-LODGE TWITTER ET 70W

PORTER’S 68M UNCLE SAM 2U

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

HILL’S LITTLE JEWEL 107P

DALMUIR CHANTEL 107W

Premier Breeder: Dalmuir Farms

Premier Exhibitor: Elmlodge Polled

Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Daniel Porter

Exhibited By: Redwing Farms

Herefords

2010 NB Beef Expo September 25-26, 2010 Sussex, New Brunswick Judge: Scott Matthews

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

EARLYBIRD 199S DETONATOR 1X

ELM-LODGE WIZARD 12W

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

THUNDERBROOK 62J NINA 4N & THUNDERBROOK 125L STYXX 8X

HAILEY 112U & BAILEY LASS 417X

Premier Breeder: Jay’s Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Jay’s Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Earlybird Farm

Exhibited By: Thunderbrook Farms

Exhibited By: Grant E., Chris, Roy & Steve Goodine

Exhibited By: Roy Goodine

Expo-Boeuf MOE Show October 8-10, 2010 Victoriaville, Quebec Judge: Murray Andrews

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TRIARA WIDE LOAD 391W

BRADLEY ULYSSES 401U

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

DAN DEX 20P REMINDER 118U

HILL’S DELILAH 146X

Exhibited By: Triara Superior Genetics

Exhibited By: Daniel Dextradeur

Exhibited By: Bradley Farms

Exhibited By: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Brigden MOE Show October 11, 2010 Judge: Brad Gilchrist

Brigden, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

WAL WONDER 202W

WAL MARVEL LAD 111X

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

TRULUCK MAXINE 80P 101X

MISS WAL STARLIGHT 101X

Premier Breeder: EJM Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: EJM Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Lyons Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Truluck Livestock

Exhibited By: Lyons Polled Herefords

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Manitoba Livestock Expo November 6, 2010 Judge: Jim Wright

Brandon, Manitoba

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

CLAY RIDGE HEMI 5X

MIL-WRAY AL CONNOR 14W

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

RSK 2N MS PRINCESS ET 24W

RSK 69T MISS MAGNOLIA 6X

Premier Breeder: AM Ranching

Premier Exhibitor: AM Ranching

Exhibited By: Clay Enterprises

Exhibited By: RSK Farms

Exhibited By: Steven Manns

Exhibited By: RSK Farms

2010 MOE Gold Dam Award Winners

MHPH MS 68M NITA 111R C02860882 – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords KIMBROOK LILY 16K C02770588 – Ernest & Hazel Pippy SPRING-COVE HIGH GAL 5H C02699129 – Ernest & Hazel Pippy WR FANCY SALLY 7J C02749293 – Brendon Crane RSK 60D PENELOPE 10P C02846662 – RSK Farms CBPH P183 ANGEL 174H C02704655 – River Valley Polled Herefords, Star Lake Cattle Ranch STAR BETHANY 52M C02818922 – River Valley Polled Herefords DGP 204P DOMINETTE 422S C02886411 – Caylynne Brown

2010 MOE Silver Dam Award Winners

MHPH MS 2N FROSTY 1013T C02894161 – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords MHPH MS 101S DAINTY 123U C02909464 – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords MHPH 2N WEBSTER 1131W C02924562 – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, John Ezell MHPH 101S UMPIRE 118U C02909473 – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Moorehaven Farms, Dingle Farm WLL SASSY 1S C02877620 – Theodore & Shirley McCracken RVP STAR 80P UNEQUALLED ET 2U C02910800 – River Valley Polled Herefords, Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Caylynne Brown RVP 36N TOUCH OF GOLD ET 10T C02897731 – River Valley Polled Herefords, Anita Doktor WLL WISH 4W C02929056 – River Valley Polled Herefords LIAN 8E MADEIRA 130M C02805638 – Wallace & Fern Pugh TRIARA ENCORE 892U C029112314 – River Road Farms, Scott Mastine, Lissia Leblanc

For more information on the Mark of Excellence (MOE) show program, please read further, or visit www.hereford.ca The Mark of Excellence (MOE) Program encourages and promotes the development of purebred Herefords through the show ring by: • maintaining high standards of competition in Canadian Hereford Shows • assisting fair boards and Hereford show committees with organization and promotion of MOE Shows and, • recognizing outstanding animals Gold Sires require a minimum of 50 show points, with individual progeny contributing a maximum of 20 points. Gold Dams require a minimum of 35 show points, with individual progeny contributing a maximum of 20 points. Silver Animals require a minimum of 30 show points. The nomination fee for each of the above iceberg awards is $60.00. However, a certificate may be obtained from the CHA office at no charge. For more information please visit www.hereford.ca, or contact Karin at the CHA office. **Please note that while a record of accumulated show points is kept at the CHA office, it is the members’ responsibility to contact Karin at the CHA office regarding MOE Awards & verification of show points. It is extremely difficult to award Gold Dam and Gold Sire awards without member/owner/breeder/exhibitor input as to the identity of the progeny. 104


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PGG SD NORTHWESTERN ET 1U

EARLYBIRD 199S DETONATOR 1X

Exhibited by: Kootenay Polled Herefords & North Bluff Farms Supreme Bull Champion at the Interior Provincial Exhibition, Armstrong, BC

Exhibited by: Allyson & Gordon Raymond Supreme Bull Champion at NB Beef Expo, Sussex, NB

TRIARA WIDE LOAD 391W

BRADLEY ULYSSES 401U

Exhibited by: Triara Superior Genetics Supreme Bull Champion at Expo-Boeuf MOE Show, QC

Exhibited by: Bradley Farms Reserve Supreme Bull Champion at Expo-Boeuf MOE Show, QC

BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY 517U Exhibited By: Big Gully Farm Supreme Bull Champion at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Eastern National Hereford Show November 6, 2010 Judge: Bill Biglieni

Toronto, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull Intermediate Champion Bull Calf

Grand Champion Female Senior Champion Female

RBS CLF 4S QUIGLEY 214X

JDL JANICE 80P 312U

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Junior Champion Bull Calf

Reserve Grand Champion Female Intermediate Yearling Heifer Champion

PALSSON XCLAMATION POINT 7X

MBF 120S RITA 323W

Exhibited By: RSB Cattle Company

Exhibited By: Palsson Herford Farms

Exhibited By: Marbren Farm

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf

Reserve Senior Champion Bull Calf

DALMUIR XFACTOR 405X

WAL MARVEL LAD 111X

Exhibited By: Dalmuir Farms

Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull Calf DALMUIR XTRA 124X

Exhibited By: Dalmuir Farms

Senior Champion Bull Calf MHPH 102S VOLTAGE 106X

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Exhibited By: Grosvenor Farms & JDL Cattle Company

Exhibited By: Lyons Polled Herefords

Junior Yearling Bull Champion ELM-LODGE TWITTER ET 70W

Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Reserve Junior Yearling Bull Champion OSF-LIAN NINTH WONDER 49S 909W Exhibited By: OShea Farms

Senior Yearling Bull Champion MHPH 102S WYATT 301W

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Reserve Senior Yearling Bull Champion WAL WONDER 202W

Exhibited By: Lyons Polled Herefords

Senior Bull Champion BRADLEY ULYSSES 401U Exhibited By: Bradley Farms


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cont. Reserve Senior Bull Champion

Reserve Senior Champion Female

PORTER’S 68M UNCLE SAM 2U

PCL LADY LUCK 55S 16U

Junior Heifer Calf Champion

Premier Breeder: Elmlodge Polled

Exhibited By: Porter’s Polled Herefords

CB 533P FOOLISH FLO 401X Exhibited By Caylynne Brown

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion

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Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

CHA President Randy Radau presents a token of appreciation to Past Presidents Wally Pugh and Gordon McGibbon in celebration of 150 Years in Canada

RVP 57U OXYGEN ET 110X

Exhibited By: River Valley Polled Herefords

Intermediate Heifer Calf Champion GROSVENOR MS SUPREME 6662 205X Exhibited By: Grosvenor Farms

Reserve Intermediate Heifer Calf Champion

Herefords were the only breed to be included in the opening ceremonies of the Royal Winter Fair to commemorate 150 Years of Herefords in Canada

Gold and Silver MOE Show Award recipients presented by CHA Vice President and Past Show Committee Chairman, Burt Grundy

ELM-LODGE 2P XQUISITE 24X

Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Senior Heifer Calf Champion ROCK BOTTOM PRETTY 1191X Exhibited By: Rock Bottom Farm

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion

Emily Flack sings O Canada to open the Eastern National Hereford Show Grosvenor Farms and JDL Cattle Co. accepting the James W. Rummerfield trophy for the highest placed female with a heifer calf at side – both Canadian bred and Ontario owned

HILL’S DELILAH 146X

Exhibited By: Hill’s Polled Herefords

Junior Yearling Heifer Champion ELM-LODGE 64T WHIMSICAL 83W Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Reserve Junior Yearling Heifer Champion

The Eastern National Show was dedicated to the Jim and Pat Brass family of Arnprior, Ontario. They were presented a plaque from OHA President Rob Flack CHA President Randy Radau, OHA President Rob Flack, Purina representative Scott Leeson and Ontario Manager Ron Wells cut the cake in celebrations of 150 Years in Canada. The Canadian Hereford Association and Agribrands Purina Canada Inc. were sponsors, in part, for the post show reception.

FIELDSTONE SWEET P 100W Exhibited By: Fieldstone Farm

Reserve Intermediate Yearling Heifer Champion GRO-JDL TEMPTATION 303T 303W Exhibited By: Grosvenor Farm/JDL Cattle Co.

Senior Yearling Heifer Champion

Special Service Award presented to John Hill and his wife Pamela from CHA President Randy Radau and CHA Director Wally Pugh

MHPH MS 533P DUCHESS ET 1291W Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Parade of Champions as the Eastern National Hereford Grand Champion Bull and Female are paraded at the Horse Show in front of a sold out crowd

Reserve Senior Yearling Heifer Champion PORTERS 18L ENVY 1W

Exhibited By: Porter’s Polled Herefords

CHA President Randy Radau and CHA Director Wally Pugh present a 50 year pin to Richard Pollock of Englehart, Ontario.

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2010 Hereford Genes Event at at Farmfair Farmfair International International Western Western National National Hereford Hereford Show Show

The winner of the Bull of the Prairies draw was Ed Lange from Armena, Alberta. He chose TANGA SILVERSTONE 17W from Tanga Herefords, Millet, Alberta, who received a cheque for $8,000.

Rancher’s Choice Grand Champion Bull went to TLELL 42S SUPER DUDE 20W from Richardson Ranch & Copper -T Ranch, receiving $1,500.

Rancher’s Choice Reserve Grand Champion Bull went to JNHR UNIQUE TIMBER 715W from JoNomn Hereford Ranch, receiving $1,000.

The third annual Hereford Genes Event was hosted by Farmfair, in conjunction with the Western National Hereford Show. Thirty-four bulls were on display and were paraded through the stadium during the intermission of the ranch rodeo finals for 500-plus commercial producers and 4,000 additional spectators. Commercial producer Ed Lange was selected as the winner to pick the bull of his choice. He selected TANGA SIVLERSTONE 17W, from Tanga Herefords, Millet, Alberta, which in turn, received a cheque for $8,000. A total of 543 ballots were cast by the commercial producers present, for the bull that they felt was the right type. The Rancher’s Choice Grand Champion Bull went to Richardson Ranch with TLELL 42S SUPER DUDE 20W. The Reserve Grand Champion Rancher’s Choice went to JoNomn Herefords with JNHR UNIQUE TIMER 715W. “We as breeders are listening to the commercial producers and through events like this, they tell us the kind of bulls they want us to raise,” says Al Fenton. The Hereford Genes Event is growing every year, in terms of bull entries and commercial producers in attendance. The majority of the bulls entered in 2010 received many votes, an indication of the general satisfaction with the bulls overall. Interaction between commercial ranchers and Hereford breeders is a positive experience for both. It’s a great thing to be a part of and we look forward to new commercial producers joining us next year. We also encourage other breeders to bring their bulls and take part.


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Farmfair International Western National Hereford Show November 10, 2010 Judge: David Johner

Edmonton, Alberta

Grand Champion Bull Junior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female Senior Champion Female

MJT TOTAL ET 332W

TLELL 8N RAGAMUFFIN 22R

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Reserve Junior Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female Reserve Senior Champion Female

Exhibited By: Richardson Ranch

Exhibited By: MJT Cattle Company Ltd.

JENRAN WYATT EARP 13W

JENRAN MISS LUXURY 409P

Exhibited By: Jenkins Ranche

Exhibited By: Jenkins Ranche

Champion Bull Calf

Reserve Senior Champion Bull

Junior Champion Female

TLELL 199S XPLOSIVE 18X

ANCHOR 44U

JNHR SHERRI 565W

Reserve Champion Bull Calf

Champion Heifer Calf

GH ADAMS RAMBO RASCAL ET 27X

K-COW HAILEY 31X

Reserve Junior Champion Female

Exhibited By Richardson Ranch

Exhibited By Adams Hirsche Herefords

Senior Champion Bull K-COW JAKE 291U

Exhibited By K-Cow Ranch

Exhibited By Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch

Exhibited By K-Cow Ranch

Exhibited By JoNomn Hereford Ranch

JENRAN 13T BROOKE 913W Exhibited By Jenkins Ranche

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf JENRAN 8U VANILLA 5X

Exhibited By Jenkins Ranche

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150th Anniversary Luncheon Program November 25, 2010

Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, Saskatchewan

Head table guests at the 150th Anniversary Luncheon from left to right: Randy Radau - CHA President, Jason Pollock - CEO of Agribition, Honorable Bob Bjornerud- Minister of Agriculture, Saskatchewan, Marilyn Charlton - President of Agribition, Garth Charlton - Past President of the CHA, Chris Lees - President of the Saskatchewan Hereford Association, Tina Lees, Dr. Wanda Mann, Dr. Doug Mann - Chairman, National Hereford Show Committee

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Past Presidents, Past Managers and the current President and Manager of the Canadian Hereford Association

David and Kurtis Reid recognized as the oldest continuous Hereford Family in Canada, having bred Herefords for 121 years.

Chad and Carrie Nicholas accepting a 50 year pin on behalf of Gary Nicholas. Presented by Gordon Stephenson, CHA GM.

Allan Larsen and Drs. Doug & Wanda Mann receive their 25 year pins from CHA General Manager Gordon Stephenson.

Randy Ra dau , Pre sid ent of the CHA , presents Garth Charlton (right) with the Past Presidentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s jacket.

John Woolfolk (lef t), President of the American Hereford Association is presented with a 150 year afghan by Randy Radau, President of the CHA.

Lyal Fox (left), Marilyn Charlton and Jay Fox (far right) are presented with a historical photo from Agribition by Randy Radau.

From left to right: Gordon Stephenson, Greg Ebbick from Australia, Duncan Porteous and Perry Wilkes.

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Red Coat Classic November 26, 2010 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, Saskatchewan Judges: Wally Pugh, Rick Johnston & Spence Sutter

The Red Coat Classic was held following the National Hereford Show during Agribition. There were 13 bull calves and 7 heifers on display for a large crowd. The grand prize winner was Norman Latto of Argentina. He had the choice of any one of the individual calves entered at the Red Coat and chose FCC 40U SPRINT 6X exhibited by Flewelling Cattle Co, Bowden, Alberta, which was also named Champion Bull Calf. The Champion Heifer Calf was SHPH 7S MAGIE 168X exhibited by Standard Hill Polled Herefords, Maidstone, Saskatchewan. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and the organizing committee on a successful show and a job well done.

Red Coat Classic Bull Calf Champion went to FCC 40U SPRINT 6X exhibited by Flewelling Cattle Co, Bowden, AB. SPRINT 6X was selected by draw winner Norman Latto of Argentina as the calf of his choice. Flewelling Cattle Co. received a cheque for $10,000 after having their calf selected.

Red Coat Heifer Calf Champion went to SHPH 7S MAGIE 168X, entry of Standard Hill Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK. They received $2,000.

The line up of bull and heifer calves at the Red Coat

Saskatchewan Hereford Association Commercial Producer of the Year, Jason and Ted Steeves, Carnduff, Saskatchewan were presented a farm sign during the National Hereford Show at Agribition. CHA President Randy Radau presents a plaque to 2010 Honour Roll Inductees Wilson and Agnes Blair, Bonaventure Herefords, of Lanigan, SK during the National Hereford Show at Agribition.

CHA President Randy Radau presents a token of appreciation to Special Service winner, Donnie Peacock of Maple Creek, SK during the National Hereford Show at Agribition.

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Canadian Western Agribition National Hereford Show November 26, 2010 Regina, Saskatchewan Horned Judge: Rob Hamilton Polled Judge: Rob Hamilton

Polled Show

Grand Champion Polled Bull Senior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Polled Female Senior Champion Female

K-COW JAKE 291U

HARVIE MS NYLON 102U

Reserve Grand Champion Polled Bull Junior Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Polled Female Reserve Senior Champion Female

NBG 69T THE WONDERER 36R ET 3W

WLB 7M FRAN 82S

Exhibited By: K-Cow Ranch Additional Owners: Skelton Cattle Company & Maple Hill Farms

Exhibited By: NBG Polled Herefords Additional Owner: Wonderer Syndicate

Junior Champion Bull Calf FCC TWENTY X 20X

Exhibited By: Flewelling Cattle Co. Additional Owner: Moorehaven Farms

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf BLAIR ATHOL BRAVEHEART 43X Exhibited By: Blair Athol Farms

Senior Champion Bull Calf HARVIE HIGH ROLLER ET 66X

Exhibited By: Harvie Ranching Additional Owner: Chittick Family Hereford Farms

Exhibited By: Harvie Ranching Additional Owners: South Alder Farms & North Bluff Farms Inc

Exhibited By: WLB Livestock Additional Owner: Anthony Biglieni

Reserve Senior Champion Bull Calf

Reserve Junior Champion Heifer Calf

WLB BINGO 50S ET 4002X

HAROLDSON’S JANELLE 4T 28X

Exhibited By: WLB Livestock

Reserve Junior Champion Bull REMITALL ALLIANCE 503W

Senior Champion Heifer Calf

Exhibited By: Flewelling Cattle Co. - Additional Owners: Remitall Farms Inc., Moorehaven Farms, Anita Doktor & Ebbeck Family Farms

MHPH MS 102S GOLDIE 1022X

Reserve Senior Champion Bull

Reserve Senior Champion Heifer Calf

WLB SHAPLEY 50S 40U

Exhibited By: WLB Livestock

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Exhibited By: Haroldson’s Polled Herefords Additional Owner: Wooden Shoe Polled Herefords

HI-CLIFFE XCEL 64X

Exhibited By: Hi-Cliffe Farms

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

HARVIE DAN MS FIREFLY 20X

Exhibited By: Harvie Ranching Additional Owner: DAN Polled Herefords


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Exhibited By: Greenridge Farms

Premier Polled Breeder: Harvie Ranching

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Reserve Junior Champion Female HI-CLIFFE Q WILMA 153W

Exhibited By: Hi-Cliffe Farms

Premier Polled Exhibitor: Remitall West

Breeders Herd:

Flewelling Cattle Co.

Get-of-Sire:

WLB Livestock

Junior Get-of-Sire:

Flewelling Cattle Co.

Horned Show

Grand Champion Horned Bull Senior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Horned Female Junior Champion Female

BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY 517U

GH ADAMS YANKEE ROSE ET 109W

Reserve Grand Champion Horned Bull Reserve Senior Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Horned Female Reserve Junior Champion Female

TDM MERCEDES 26U

TRIPLE-A 122K WICHITA 12W

Exhibited By: Big Gully Farm

Exhibited By: Parkvista Hereford Farm

Exhibited By: Parkvista Hereford Farm

Exhibited By: Triple A Herefords

Junior Champion Bull Calf

Junior Champion Heifer Calf

BIG-GULLY 611 BOUNTY 131X

MH MEDORA 052

Exhibited By: Big Gully Farm

Exhibited By: Mrnak Hereford Ranch

Premier Horned Breeder: Big Gully Farm

Premier Horned Exhibitor: Big Gully Farm

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Reserve Junior Champion Calf Heifer Calf

Breeders Herd: Big Gully Farm

Get-of-Sire:

BR 33H CLASSIC LAD 9X

MH MISS RAMBO 050 1ET

Exhibited By: Mrnak Hereford Ranch

Big Gully Farm

Junior Champion Bull

Senior Champion Heifer Calf

Big Gully Farm

S7R R117 NORTHSTAR 17W

ANL 243 VICTORIA 94U

Exhibited By: Braun Ranch

Exhibited By: Section 7 Ranch

Junior Get-of-Sire:

Exhibited By: ANL Polled Herefords

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Reserve Senior Champion MJT TOTAL ET 332W Heifer Calf Exhibited By: MJT Cattle Company Ltd.

XLP MISS ALANA 16P

Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services

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Agribition 2010 Commercial Hereford Show Results November 27, 2010 Regina, SK

Bred Replacement Heifers Class 1 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2009 - Split 1 1st- 128 Pen Weight: 5718 Avg Weight: 1143.6 Sire: BLACK ANGUS Dam: HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: MAY 15 - JULY 30, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: FEBRUARY 20 - APRIL 15, 2010 Exhibited By: Duke, Harvey & Bradley, Regina, SK 2nd - 144 Pen Weight: 5718 Avg Weight: 1143.6 Sire: RED ANGUS Dam: RED ANGUS X HORNED HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: MAY 20 - JULY 20, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: RED ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH 1 - APRIL 30, 2011 Exhibited By: T- K Ranches, Wawota, SK 4th - 129 Pen Weight: 5644 Avg Weight: 1128.8 Sire: BLACK ANGUS Dam: HORNED HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 28 - AUGUST 18, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: APRIL 1 - MAY 30, 2011 Exhibited By: Tom Grieve, Fillmore, SK Class 1 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2009 - Split 2 4th - 130 Pen Weight: 5942 Avg Weight: 1188.4 Sire: BLACK ANGUS Dam: HORNED HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 28 - AUGUST 18, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: APRIL 1 - MAY 30, 2011 Exhibited By: Tom Grieve, Fillmore, SK Class 1 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2009 - Split 3 1st - 143 Pen Weight: 6098 Avg Weight: 1219.6 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: RED ANGUS X HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 10, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: RED ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH 5 - MAY 15, 2011 Exhibited By: Raymond Angus, Aneroid, SK 4th - 127 Pen Weight: 6240 Avg Weight: 1248.0 Sire: BLACK ANGUS Dam: HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: MAY 15 - JULY 30, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: FEBRUARY 20 - APRIL 15, 2010 Exhibited By: Harvey & Bradley Duke, Regina, SK Class 1 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2009 - Split 4 1st - 166 Pen Weight: 6686 Avg Weight: 1337.2 Sire: 7/8 RED SIMMENTAL Dam: HEREFORD X RED ANGUS EXPOSED DATE: MAY 13 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH - APRIL, 2011 Exhibited By: Gordon & Sandy Gerrard, Southey, SK

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Class 3 - Pen of 10 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2009 - Split 2 3rd - 138 Pen Weight: 12356 Avg Weight: 1235.6 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: HEREFORD X SIMMENTAL EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 5, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH 6 - MAY 10, 2011 Exhibited By: Doug Westman, Vermilion, AB 4th - 157 Pen Weight: 12728 Avg Weight: 1272.8 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: RED ANGUS X HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 1 - AUGUST 10, 2010 EXPOSURE BULL: RED ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH 5 - MAY 15, 2011 Exhibited By: Raymond Angus, Aneroid, SK

Feeder Heifers Class 1 - Pen of 5 Feeder Heifers Born in 2010 - Split 1 1st - 191 Pen Weight: 4484 Avg Weight: 896.8 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: SIMMENTAL X HEREFORD Exhibited By: Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam, SK 2nd - 189 Pen Weight: 4142 Avg Weight: 828.4 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: HEREFORD X SIMMENTAL Exhibited By: Horsehill Land & Cattle, Edam, SK Class 3 - Pen of 10 Feeder Heifers Born in 2010 - Split 1 1st - 190 Pen Weight: 8330 Avg Weight: 833.0 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: SIMMENTAL X HEREFORD Exhibited By: Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam, SK

Feeder Steers Class 1 - Pen of 5 Feeder Steers Born in 2010 - Split 3 1st - 225 Pen Weight: 4438 Avg Weight: 887.6 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: HEREFORD X SIMMENTAL Exhibited By: Horsehill Land & Cattle, Edam, SK 3rd - 226 Pen Weight: 4768 Avg Weight: 953.6 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: SIMMENTAL X HEREFORD Exhibited By: Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam, SK Class 3 - Pen of 10 Feeder Steers Born in 2010 - Split 1 1st - 223 Pen Weight: 9045 Avg Weight: 904.5 Sire: BLACK ANGUS Dam: HEREFORD X ANGUS Exhibited By: Gordon & Sandy Gerrard, Southey, SK 2nd - 220 Pen Weight: 8832 Avg Weight: 883.2 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: SIMMENTAL X HEREFORD Exhibited By: Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam, SK


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Prospect Heifer and Steer Sale 648 - Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB - Maine X Hereford X Shorthorn, 827 lbs - $2,500.00 to Johnathon Geisel, Lampman, SK 646 - Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB - Maine X Hereford X Shorthorn, 824 lbs - $1,350.00 to Horner Cattle, Minnedosa, MB 645 - Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB - Maine X Hereford X Shorthorn, 780 lbs - $1,300.00 to Lane Dalrymple, Redvers, SK 647 - Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB - Maine X Hereford X Shorthorn, 815 lbs - $1,150.00 to Larry Schmitt, Arborfield, SK

Prospect Steer & Heifer Show Class 1 - Prospect Steers - Split 5 2nd - 620 DOB: 2010-03-03 Weight: 746 MAINE X S: MAINE X D: MAINE X HEREFORD X ANGUS Exhibited By: Brodie Gutzke, Weyburn, SK

Class 3 - Prospect Heifers - Split 4 1st - 693 Tattoo: LDS 65X DOB: 2010-02-01 Weight: 918 WPDA: 3.09 LSF BERMUDA 65X S: JIGSAW (CHI X MAINE X ANGUS) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB Class 3 - Prospect Heifers - Split 5 1st - 694 Tattoo: LDS 30X DOB: 2010-01-07 Weight: 915 WPDA: 2.84 LSF MARGARITA 30X S: JIGSAW (CHI X MAINE X ANGUS) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB 2nd - 692 Tattoo: JLS 58X DOB: 2010-01-16 Weight: 902 WPDA: 2.88 LSF KIWI 58X S: JIGSAW (CHI X MAINE X ANGUS) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB

WPDA: 2.79

Class 1 - Prospect Steers - Split 7 4th - 645 DOB: 2010-01-01 Weight: 780 WPDA: 2.38 MAINE X HEREFORD X SHORTHORN S: DAINES THRILLER 111F (MAINE-ANJOU) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB Class 1 - Prospect Steers - Split 8 2nd - 648 DOB: 2010-01-25 Weight: 827 WPDA: 2.72 MAINE X HEREFORD X SHORTHORN S: CMAC TYSON ET (MAINE-ANJOU) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB 4th - 647 DOB: 2010-01-25 Weight: 815 WPDA: 2.68 MAINE X HEREFORD X SHORTHORN S: CMAC TYSON ET (MAINE-ANJOU) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB B: Kristen Songer

Class 4 - Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Heifer 2nd - 693 Tattoo: LDS 65X DOB: 2010-02-01 Weight: 918 WPDA: 3.09 LSF BERMUDA 65X S: JIGSAW (CHI X MAINE X ANGUS) D: HEREFORD X SHORTHORN Exhibited By: Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, AB

Open Replacement Heifers Class 1 - Pen of 5 Open Replacement Heifers Born in 2010 - Split 2 2nd - 165 Pen Weight: 3471 Avg Weight: 694.2 Sire: CHAROLAIS Dam: HEREFORD Exhibited By: Garon & Amanda Pretty, Weyburn, SK Class 3 - Pen of 10 Open Replacement Heifers Born in 2010 - Split 1 3rd - 197 Pen Weight: 6482 Avg Weight: 648.2 Sire: HEREFORD Dam: RED ANGUS Exhibited By: Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK

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Medicine Hat Beef Pen Show December 17 - 18, 2010 Medicine Hat, AB Judge: Alvin Pawlitza, Brody Gardner & Todd Irwin Medicine Hat Beef Pen Show was a huge success! The two day event held December 17th and 18th, kicked off with the 4th Annual Breed Association Steak Fry supported by five breed associations, including the Hereford Association. It was standing room only as folks made their way to each booth enjoying a sample of steak provided by each breed. The steak fry is not a competition, but a social time for agricultural enthusiasts to relax and enjoy, prior to the second full day of commercial, purebred and 4-H shows. Kurt Gilmore was inducted

into the Alber ta Hereford Association Hall of Fame in Medicine Hat

The Hereford breed saw great returns as winners were crowned in the following categories:

Reserve Champion Early Spring Commercial Pen of Three Haraga Ranches Hereford

Late Spring Grand Champion Commercial Pen of Three Niwa Ranches Hereford/ Charolais

Reserve Champion Late Spring Commercial Pen of Three Grand Champion Purebred Commercial Pen of Three

Turner Ranches Hereford/ Black Angus

Brost Land & Cattle Co Ltd. Hereford Heifers

Purebred Pen of Three Bulls Reserve Champion: YV Ranch Hereford

Early Spring Grand Champion Commercial Pen of Three Happy Valley Ranch (Reg Sjorgren) Hereford/ Red Angus

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Livestock Futurity 1st Prize Winner was Jess Parsonage, Maple Creek, SK and he chose the nominated Hereford bull calf entry from YV Ranch.


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DownEast Hereford Sale

9 Heifer Calves $1,644.00 4 Bull Calves $2,300.00 16 Bred Yearlings $1,747.00 3 Bred 2 Year Olds $2,150.00 7 Cow/Calf Pairs $2,771.00 39 lots grossed $77,850.00 averaging $1,996.00 2 Embryo’s $550.00

September 11, 2010 Bird’s Hill Farm, Wilmot, NB Auctioneer: Tom Harrison Jr.

Top Sellers Bull Calf $4,000 Lot 13 - BIRD’S-HILL XPECTATION 102X Buyer: Andrew Acheson & Ben Alward, NB with 50% Interest and 50% Possession balance held by Bird’s Hill Sire: REMITALL SUPER DUTY 42S SOD: FCC 60G MADDUX 4L Heifer Calves $3,000 Lot 10 - BIRD’S-HILL GOVERNESS 101X Buyer: BNC Polled Herefords, ON Sire: REMITALL SUPER DUTY 42S SOD: OTAPAWA SKYMATE 2046 (ET) $2,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Bred Heifers $2,800 Lot 12 - BIRD’S-HILL NICKI 288W Buyer: Loon Point Herefords, NB Sire: GF 500K CROWN ROYAL 306T SOD: HB STAR BATTLE GROUND 2013 $2,300 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 2 - AXA 3S FUSION FANNY 111W Philip & Shelley Thorne, NB GOLDEN-OAK FUSION 3S DWAYNE’S 98P TALLY HO 39T

Lot 41 - EARLYBIRD 199S 18J JENNY 3X AXA Polled Herefords, NB CCR 57G STAMINA ET 199S EARLYBIRD 9E 37U PROPHET 12G AVER AGE

River Valley Genetic Designs VI September 17, 2010 Auctioneer: Dale Stith

4 Bull Calves $1,600.00 1 Cow/Bull Calf Pair $4,500.00 10 Heifer Calves $1,868.00 17 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $4,194.00 7 Bred Cows $2,325.00 9 Bred Heifers $2,914.00 49 lots grossed $145,275.00 averaging $2,965.00 27 Embryos $419.00

Newburgh, ON

Top Sellers Bull Calf $2,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 22 - RVP 236P JAXX 54X Robert Adams, Consecon, ON REMITALL GOVENOR 236G REMITALL ONLINE 122L

Cow with Bull Calf $4,500 Lot 20A - RVP 45S XAVIER 12X Buyer: ABH Farm, Hamiota, MB and Rock’n H Herefords, Hamiota, MB Sire: STAR 2013 BATTLE CRY 45S SOD: GHC PREMIER 43M Lot 20 - WILD OAK 43M URIEL 4U Elm Lodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON Buyer: Sire: GHC PREMIER 43M SOD: NS KENO 005

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Cow with Heifer Calf $8,900 Lot 26A - CB RVP STAR 29F CANDY 121X Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: CS BOOMER 29F SOD: LAGRAND RELOAD 80P ET Lot 26 - RVP 80P UNEQUALED ET 2U Buyer: ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, SK Sire: LAGRAND RELOAD 80P ET SOD: REMITALL ONLINE 122L

Heifer Calf $4,000 Lot 27 - RVP RCY 29F XTRAVAGANCE ET 41X Buyer: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, OK Sire: CS BOOMER 29F SOD: HF 3L BEYOND 36N Cow $4,400 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 34 - STAR TREASURE CHEST 213U Square D Herefords, Langbank, SK HB STAR BATTLE GROUND 2013 STAR AMERICA BNMHPH SS MKS 68M

Bred Heifer $8,100 Lot 39 - RVP STAR 122L WAVELENGTH ET 44W Buyer: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, OK Sire: REMITALL ONLINE 122L SOD: CS BOOMER 29F


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Autumn Alliance XVIII September 19, 2010 Auctioneer: Dale Stith

.75 Bull $20,000.00 1 Bull Calf $11,350.00 1 Cow/Bull Calf Pair $9,300.00 14 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $6,382.00 8 Cows $2,813.00 6 Bred Heifers $2,300.00 13 Heifer Calves $2,346.00 43.75 lots grossed $196,800.00 averaging $4,498.28

Orillia, ON Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Top Sellers Bull $20,000 Lot 1 - MHPH 101S UMPIRE 118U (3/4 interest & Full Possession) Buyer: Phantom Creek Livestock (Doug and Wanda Mann), Swift Current, SK Sire: BNMHPH 13P HEAT 101S SOD: STAR AMERICA BNMHPH SS MKS 68M Bull Calf $5,750 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 2 - MHPH 40U INSPECTOR 120X James Rummerfield, Sunderland, ON WLB SHAPELY 50S 40U CS BOOMER 29F

Cow/Bull Calf Pair $9,300 Lot 5A - BNMHPH 40U VENTURE 106X Buyer: Dunmore Farms, Cavan, ON Sire: WLB SHAPELY 50S 40U SOD: MHPH 13P STETSON 102S Lot 5 - STAR MISS HAYLEE 39U Buyer: Dorbay Polled Herefords, Dorchester, ON and Remintall West, Olds, AB Sire: MHPH 13P STETSON 102S SOD: KJ 520E VICTOR 417L

Cow/Heifer Calf Pair $14,200 Lot 6A - MHPH MS 102S GOLDIE 1022X Buyer: Anita Doktor, Vilna, AB Sire: MHPH 13P STETSON 102S SOD: MHCVB 68M PROWLER 118P Lot 6 - WILGOR 1022S GOLDIE 19U Buyer: Anita Doktor, Vilna, AB Sire: MHCVB 68M PROWLER 118P SOD: WILGOR 55K NORTHEASTERN OL 2N Cow $6,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 11 - HARVIE MS KAY 9U AXA Polled Herefords, Hampton, NB and Harvie Ranching, Olds, AB BNMHPH 13P HEAT 101S REMITALL HERITAGE 89H

Bred Heifer $4,000 Lot 47 - DORBAY MISS WHITNEY 411W Buyer: Remitall West, Olds, AB Sire: REMITALL ROUTE 66 ET 346R SOD: REMITALL NIGHTHAWK 100N Heifer Calf $5,000 Lot 25 - CHULA VISTA MS DIXIE 203X Buyer: Peter Warder, Coldwater, ON Sire: STAR PPL BULLET 388T ET SOD: REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P

Miss Wal !"#"$$% 201X

Wal &%'("$)*%+ 111X

Purchased by Bill Sluiman of Eganville, ON Harvie Tophat 92T Sire of Rebella

Harvie Traveler 69T Sire of Marvel Lad

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion at The Royal Agricultural Fair in Toronto in November 2010. Purchased by Bob Best of Berwick, Nova Scotia.

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: ablyons@amtelecom.net

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Richardson Ranch First Annual Online Sale September 13-27, 2010

1 Bull Calf $5,500.00 1 Yearling Bull $2,900.00 1 Heifer Calf $3,500.00 7 Bred Heifers $1,745.00 3 Bred Cows $1,566.00 13 purebred lots grossed $28,800.00 Average $2,215.00 3 Steer Calves $833.00 16 lots Grossed $31,300.00 Average $1,956.00

Tlell, BC

Top Sellers Bull Calf $5,000 TLELL 199S XPLOSIVE 18X (100% possession, 50% semen interest) Buyer: Clay Enterprises, Wapella, SK Sire: CCR 57G STAMINA ET 199S SOD: TLELL 29F RED CEDAR 8N

Bred Heifer $2,600 TLELL 3N WINK 6W Buyer: Riverworks Farms, Tlell, BC Sire: ANL SBS 122L CATTLELAC 3N SOD: K-COW KJWW MAVERICK 93M

Bull $2,900 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Cow $1,800 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

TLELL 28M NINGA 2W Copper-T, Fraser Lake, BC GOLDEN-OAK 4J MAXIUM 28M ANL SBS 122L CATTLELAC 3N

TLELL 19K PETRA 30P Crone Hereford Ranch, Hardisty, AB TLELL 517 BANGER 19K TLELL S61 VINNIE 6E

Heifer Calf $3,500 TLELL 19K XQUISITE 25X Buyer: Flewelling Cattle Co. Ltd, Bowden, AB Sire: TLELL 517 BANGER 19K, SOD: TLELL 29F RED CEDAR 8N AVER AGE

Adams Hirsche Herefords Complete Cow Dispersal

206 Cow/Calf Pairs $3,046.00 110 Heifers $1,462.00 19 Individual Heifer Calves $2,215.00 21 Individual Bull Calves $2,459.00 32 Cows $1,835.00 31 Commercial Females $831.00 419 lots grossed $961,750.00 averaging $2,295.00 48 Embryo’s $849.00

September 21-22, 2010 Hirsche Cow Palace, High River, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Volume Buyers Watergrove Ranches, Calgary, AB Four L Herefords, Attwood, Tennessee Calmac Ltd., Lethbridge, AB Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado SS Cattle Co., Irma, AB Lohner Herefords, Grenfell, SK Kevin and Joanne Fraser, Calgary, AB Texas Stardance Cattle Co., Texas Roger Jennings, Illinois Cows $11,500 Lot 97 - GH COOPEROBIN 254R Buyer: Jan Schulte, Mabel, Minnesota Sire: CL 1 DOMINO 252M 1ET SOD: CFR ROBINSON 359 $11,250 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 173 - ANL BP 3D RH DESIRE 20S OJJ Cattle Ranch, Shelley, Idaho ALLENDALE ROBIN HOOD CS BOOMER 29F

$10,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK GOLDEN-OAK 4J MAXIUM 28M SMITHSTON TAM O’SHANTER ET2

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Lot 150 - WATERGROVE SYDNEY ET 508T

Two Year Old Females $8,200 Lot 400 - GH ADAMS RAMBO LIZA 81U Buyer: Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado Sire: GH RAMBO 279R SOD: K 45D SUPER LAD 106G $6,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 139 - GH ADAMS KYJSA 222U Rocking G Land and Cattle, Gull Lake, SK GH-ADAMS SHADOW 144S GOLDEN-OAK 4J MAXIUM 28M

$5,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Chad Ledbetter, Okmulgee, Oklahoma GH RAMBO 279R HR ROBIN HOOD 243F

Lot 161 - GH ADAMS RAMBO ROBIN 265U

Yearling Females Lot 134 - GH ADAMS 144S WENDY ET 375W $5,200 Buyer: Rocking G Land and Cattle, Gull Lake, SK Sire: GH-ADAMS SHADOW 144S SOD: FA BRITISHER 59G $4,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 551 - GH ADAMS YANKEE ROSE ET 109W

Parkvista Hereford Farm, Parkside, SK CHURCHILL YANKEE ET GH PEARL’S PRIDE ET 286P


Adams Hirsche Herefords Complete Cow Dispersal cont. Heifer Calves Lot 143 - GH ADAMS FANCY NITRA ET 382X $8,500 Buyer: Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Nebraska Sire: UPS TCC NITRO 1ET SOD: GH BULL POWER 312P

Bull Calves $10,000 Lot 103 - GH ADAMS RAMBO XTREME ET 22X Buyer: Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado Sire: GH RAMBO 279R SOD: BP 146D SANDMAN 108J

$5,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 149A - GH ADAMS 767 TANSY 251X Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK CL 1 DOMINO 767T GOLDEN-OAK 4J MAXIUM 28M

$6,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Semex Alliance, Guelph, ON SR SCRIPT 187 NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D

$5,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 141A - GH ADAMS 796 STONETTE 249X

Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado CL 1 DOMINO 796T 1ET GH BULL POWER 312P

$6,250 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 156A - GH ADAMS 796 KINETIC 41X Aurica Hawkwood, Calgary, AB CL 1 DOMINO 796T 1ET GH KINETIC ENERGY ET 24K

Lot 155A - GH ADAMS SCRIPT PHILLIP 32X

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Adams Hirsche Herefords Bull Sale

29 Hereford Bull Calves $2,985.00 61 Hereford Yearling Bulls $2,415.00 19 Hereford Herd Sires $5,892.00 109 lots grossed $345,050.00 averaging $3165.00 78 Angus lots grossed $147,450.00, averaging $1890.00 62 Semen Lots $856.00

November 17, 2010 Hirsche Cow Palace, High River, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Herd Sires $21,000 Lot 5 – GH RAMBO 279R Buyer: Richard Peddy, Indian Head, SK Sire: GH NEON 17N SOD: HR GOLD STANDARD ET 171B $13,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 3 – GH ADAMS TWISTER 416T Watergrove Ranches, Cochrane, AB GH DIFFERENCE BRITISHER 45L SMITHSTON TAM O’SHANTER ET2

$9,000

Lot 1 – UPS JT NEON 7101 1ET (1/2 Interest) Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Nebraska GH NEON 17N REMTIALL ONLINE 122L

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Bull Calves Lot 100 – GH ADAMS RAMBO RASCAL ET 27X $9,500 Buyer: Chris Rotello, Navsota, Texas Sire: GH RAMBO 279R SOD: AR STANDARD PREFORMER 146P

$5,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Old Land Brothers, Riffle, Colorado UPS TCC NITRO 1ET SMITHSTON TAM O’SHANTER ET2

$5,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Old Land Brothers, Riffle, Colorado GH ADAMS MATCH POINT ET 602U GH RAMBO 279R

Lot 102 – GH ADAMS NITRO XPERT ET 26X

Lot 101 – GH ADAMS 602U MODEL SON 6X

Yearling Bulls Lot 177 – GH ADAMS 8S VALLEY LAD 319W $4,900 Buyer: Watergrove Ranches, Cochrane, AB Sire: MAPLE-DALE 17N SMASH 8S SOD: NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D $4,300 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 165 – GH ADAMS SMASHER 326W Rocking G Land & Cattle, Gull Lake, SK MAPLE-DALE 17N SMASH 8S CL 1 DOMINO 252M 1ET

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18 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $1,888.00 10 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs $2,226.00 18 Bred Heifers $950.00 4 Bulls $1,305.00 3 Bred Cows $1,567.00 50 live lots Grossed $78,335.00 averaging $1567.00 6 Embryos $383.00 12 Semen Lots $210.00 Total Sale Gross including equipment $ 86,323.00

Ferme Gilles Soucy Dispersal Sale October 1, 2010 Drummondville, QC Auctioneer: Rene Houde Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd

Top Sellers Cow/Heifer Calf Pair $3,600 Lot 28 - BLAIR-ATHOL 101 NECKLACE 27S Buyer: ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, SK Sire: BLAIR-ATHOL 13K MAJOR 101N SOD: BLAIR-ATHOL 20X ENDEAVOR 527H Lot 28A - SOUC CLEMENTINE 7X Ferme de Rapide, St-Hyacinthe, QC Buyer: Sire: REMITALL OLYMPIAN ET 262L SOD: BLAIR-ATHOL 13K MAJOR 101N

Cow $4,400 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

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14 Heifer Calves $1,546.00 7 Bred Heifers $1,764.00 1.5 Bull Calves $8,057.00 5 Cows $2,015.00 1 Flush $2,300.00 30.5 lots grossed $64,575.00 averaging $2,117.00 32 Hereford Embryos $548.00 4 Hereford Pregnancies $1,463.00

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Triara Superior Genetics The Premiere Event III

Angus 33.5 lots grossed $59,259.00 averaging $1,769.00 14 Angus Embryos $ 539.00 6 Angus Pregnancies $1,467.00

October 3, 2010

Simmental 5 lots grossed $10,000.00 averaging $2000.00 13 Simmental Embryos $ 613.00

At the Farm, Melbourne, QC

Hereford Top Sellers Bull Calves $20,500 Lot 102 - TRIARA XECUTIVE 588X (1/2 Interest) Buyer: Xecutive Syndicate Sire: SHF RIB EYE M326 E117 SOD: FHF 8403 STARBUCK 19H $4,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 106A - TRIARA HONKYTONK 410X River Road Farms, ST Francois-Xavier, QC CCR 57G STAMINA ET 199S NS KENO 005

Heifer Calves $2,750 Lot 110A - TRIARA COUNTRY GIRL 399X Buyer: Edenvale Polled Herefords, Stayner, ON Sire: FHF 8403 STARBUCK 19H SOD: HARLOLDSON’S RAIDER P183 ET 2Z

$2,7500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 108A - TRIARA KEEP LOOKIN 624X Predestined & CES Herefords, USA TRIARA UNLEASHED 893U BAR JZ TRADITION 434V

Bred Heifer $3,900 Lot 135 - MASKING DUSTY ROSE 1W Buyer: River Road Farms, ST Francois-Xavier Sire: WLB GLOBAL 72M 50S SOD: MASKING JOKER 4J Cow $3,400 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 132A - DAN DEX 20P REMINDER 118U

Bar JM, Whitney, ON GH COL PATTON 20P REMITALL HIGHWAY ET 157H

Harvie Ranching, Remitall West and Friends Production Sale

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22.5 Heifer Calves $2,834.00 11 Bred Heifers $2,164.00 4.5 Bull Calves $6,678.00 2 Cow/Calf Pairs $4,000.00 46 lots grossed $154,025.00, averaging $3,348.00 3 Flushes $6,633.00 32 Embryo’s $558.00

October 9, 2010 Olds, AB Auctioneer: Ryan Doran

Top Sellers Bred Heifers $6,300 Lot 49 - HARVIE MS FIREFLY 30W Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: WILGOR 55K NORTHEASTERN OL 2N SOD: HARVIE LADIES MAN 4L $2,900 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

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Lot 20 - REMITALL-WEST FINCH 48W BNC Polled Herefords, ON REMITALL TIMERLINE 52T REMITALL HOLLYWOOD 37H

$6,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Bull Calves Lot 40 - HARVIE DAN RANCH HAND ET 3X $7,250 Buyer: Harvey & Beth McKay, Kincardine, ON Sire: HARVIE SENSATION 26S SOD: BR DM CHANNING ET

Heifer Calves $14,000 Lot 44 - HARVIE E MC MS FIREFLY 50X Buyer: Amanda & Justin Bacon, Prairie Grove, AR Sire: HARVIE LADIES MAN 4L SOD: KAIRURU ABERDEEN 03 0047

$6,500 Buyer:

$10,000 Buyer:

Flush $11,000 Buyer:

Sire: SOD:

Lot 42 - HARVIE DAN MS FIREFLY 10X Kennedy’s Prairie Meadow Herefords, Springfield, Ill HARVIE TRAVELER 69T HARVIE LADIES MAN 4L

Lot 5A - REMITALL WEST MARVEL 4X Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON & BNC Polled Herefords, FL REMITALL ONLINE 122L REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P

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Sire: SOD:

Lot 41 - HARVIE HIGH ROLLER ET 66X Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Meyerthorpe, AB HARVIE TRAVELER 69T BR DM CHANNING ET Lot 54 - HARVIE MISS FIREFLY 51F Ehlke Herefords, Townsend, MT & MCMurray Cattle Co., Billings, MT HARVIE DEYNOTE 61D DURALTA 359S NYLON 16W


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Hinterland Polled Herefords Complete Herd Dispersal

17 Cow/Calf Pairs $2,990.00 9 Bred Heifers $1,767.00 1 Heifer Calf $1,500.00 1 Herd Sire $3,500.00 4 Bull Calves $969.00 50 lots grossed $75,600.00 averaging $2,363.00 16 Commercial Cow/Calf Pairs $1,886.00 2 Commercial Bred Heifers $950.00 60 semen units grossed $400.00

October 12, 2010 Viking Auction Market, Viking, AB Sales Staff: Cliff Grinde

Top Sellers Herd Sire $3,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD: Cows $2,550 Buyer: Sire: SOD: $2,200 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 1 - JJPH 36N BANJO 935W MJT Cattle Co. Ltd, Edgerton, AB HF 4L BEYOND 36N J-BAR-B 45H LARRIAT 6L Lot 11 - HINTERLAND ROYAL FLUSH 23U

Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB REMITALL SHIRAZ ET 158S REMTIALL NORTHERNER 19N Lot 23 - HINTERLAND CUTTING EDGE 5X Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Meyerthorpe, AB WTK 75A WELD 7J KBJ FORESTER 5F

Bred Heifers $2,200 Lot 6 - HINTERLAND THE FEVER 5W Buyer: Scott Mannle, Whitewood, SK Sire: REMITALL SHIRAZ ET 158S SOD: JSF 23 NIBBS 60G $2,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 3 - HINTERLAND TAINTED LOVE 23W Edward & Eileen Hlus, Innisfree, AB HINTERLAND MILE HIGH 50S LAKEFORD IMPRESSIVE 56M

$2,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 7 - HINTERLAND ROLE MODEL 10W Scott Mannle, Whitewood, SK REMITALL SHIRAZ ET 158S STAR-LAKE DANDY 614R

C & T Cattle Company & Guests

Take The Next Step October 15, 2010 Auctioneer: Dale Stith

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36 Bred Heifer $2,208.00 7 Heifer Calves $1,250.00 43 lots grossed $88,250.00 averaging $2,052.00 12 Embryos $492.00 10 Units of Semen $15.00 Total Sale Gross $94,300.00

Kisbey, SK Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Top Sellers Heifer Calf $1,750 Lot 3 - C&T 86P ROBIN 65X Buyer: Zack McConnell of Sinnibar Stock Farm, Orillia, ON Sire: GHC PERCIVAL 86P SOD: MCCOY 151L OPPORTUNITY 47N

Bred Heifer $6,000 Lot 16 - C&T 86S DESIREE 109W Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: ANL 36N SHILO 86S SOD: SQUARE-D LANDMARK 130N

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ANL Foundation Female Sale

1 Bull $3,100.00 18 Heifer Calves $1,999.00 29 Bred Heifers $1,876.00 88 Cows $2,512.00 45 Cow/Calf Pairs $3,723.00 178 lots grossed $477,000.00 averaging $2,680.00

October 16, 2010 Steelman, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Top Sellers Heifer Calf $4,200 Lot 202- GLENLEES KDY 743 PATTY 5X Buyer: Peyton & Logan Schmidtt, Nichols, Iowa Sire: CRR ABOUT TIME 743 SOD: TRM 5401 PATRIOT 2175 Bred Heifer $8,250 Lot 28 - ANL 45P PEBBLES ET 11W Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: NJW FHF 9710 TANK 45P SOD: RU 20X BOULDER 57G

Cow $13,600 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 95 - ANL P606 REBA 66U Topp Herefords and Augie Williams, Grace City, North Dakota PW VICTOR BOOMER P606 SBS 57G RADAR 32K

Cow/Calf Pair $14,000 Lot 57 - ANL 243R VICTORIA 94U Buyer: Abrakadabra Cattle Co., Columbia, Missouri Sire: TH SHR 604 57G BISMARCK 243R SOD: PW VICTOR BOOMER P606 $3,100 Lot 57A - ANL 35U VICTORIA 59X Buyer: Mohican West, Laurel, Montana Sire: ANL C P606 ULYSSES 35U SOD: TH SHR 604 57G BISMARCK 243R

Blair-Athol, Haroldson’s and Friends October 17, 2010 Auctioneer: Dale Stith

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2.25 Bull Calves $5,133.00 14 Heifer Calves $2,957.00 47 Bred Heifers $2,335.00 1 Cow/Calf Pair $4,900.00 64.25 lots grossed $167,600.00 averaging $2,609.00

Alameda, SK Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Top Sellers Heifer Calf Lot 50 - HAROLDSON’S JVJ ROXY 45P 11X $6,500 Buyer: Bruce Sharpe of OJJ Cattle Ranch, Shelley, Idaho Sire: NHW FHF 9710 TANK 45P SOD: REMITALL KOSHER 137K Bred Heifer $6,000 Lot 70 - HAROLDSON’S JANE 29R 54W Phantom Creek Livestock, Swift Current, SK Buyer: Sire: HAROLDSON’S PIPESTONE 68M 29R SOD: RU 20X GALAXY 58G

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Square D Herefords Production Sale October 18, 2010 Auctioneer: Dale Stith

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24 Bred Heifers $2,290.00 16 Heifer Calves $2,369.00 5 Bull Calves $3,050.00 3 Cows $1,850.00 1 Semen Pckg $2,500.00 12 Embryoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $385.00 1 Right to Flush $2,750.00 48 lots averaged $2,365.00

Square D Sale Site, Langbank, SK

A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SALE. BRED HEIFERS: Lot 8, sold for $5600 to Theodore& Shirley McCracken in Ontario. Lot 44 sold for $4700 to Rob Flack and B&C Herefords, Ontario. Lot 40 sold for $3600 to River Valley Polled Herefords, Ontario. Lot 50, went to Star Lake Herefords, Ok. Lot 32, 33, sold for $2200 to Flying E Enterprises at Alameda. HEIFER CALVES: Lot 7 sold for $4100 and Lot 18 sold for $3800 to Kootenay Polled Herefords, Castlegar, BC. Lot 53 sold for $4400 to Norman Taylor, Quebec. Lot 54 sold to Laura Cox, Ontario. BULL CALVES: Lot 5 sold for $5500 to Jim Beachell and Fossay Farms, Manitoba. Lot 2 went to Flying B Ranches at Kennedy for $3000.00

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V&G Polled Herefords October 22, 2010 Melville, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

28 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $1,574.00 20 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs $1,331.00 2 Cows $750.00 3 Heifer Calves $718.00 4 Bred Heifers $850.00 1 Bull Calf $690.00 58 lots grossed $78,405.00 averaging $1,351.00

Top Sellers Cow/Heifer Calf Pair $1,650 Lot 787 - GHC MISS BELLE ET 98R Buyer: Glenn Zilke of Springside, SK Sire: BRL CALL 100L SOD: GLEN POUNDMAKER 28U $900 Lot 787X - VG KLONDIKE KATE 787X Buyer: ANL Polled Herefords of Steelman, SK Sire: HF 4L BEYOND 36N SOD: BRL CALL 100L Cow/Bull Calf Pair $1,000 Lot 463 - VG KLONDIKE DONNA 960T Buyer: Glenn Zilke of Springside, SK Sire: SVR 46B HEADLINE 913H SOD: LJR 186A BEN 175K

Cow/Bull Calf Pair Continued $625 Lot 463X - VG KLONDIKE 515L Buyer: Jim Manovich, Melville, SK Sire: VG KLONDIKE 17G 515L SOD: SVR 46B HEADLINE 913H Bred Heifer $900 Lot 433 - VG KLONDIKE DONNA 233U Buyer: Tizholme Polled Herefords of Deleau, MB Sire: SVR 46B HEADLINE 913H SOD: VG KLONDIKE 17G 515L

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Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords October 23, 2010 Imperial, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

11 Bull Calves $3,305.00 8 Heifer Calves $2,519.00 31 Bred Heifers $2,888.00 4 Cow/Calf Pairs $3,787.00 2 Cows $3,025.00 56 lots grossed $167,225.00 averaging $2,986.00 15 Embryos grossed $6,100.00

Top Sellers Bred Heifer $10,000 Lot 54 - GHC-TABOO MISS DEW 21W Buyer: Lakes Ranch, Ashmont, AB Sire: GHC VOLUME III ET 139S SOD: GHC PREMIER 155K Bull Calf $6,300 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 2 - GHC HIGH-DEF 41X Gene Plager, Table Rock, NE GHC CARDINAL 57T GHC KEYMAN 36F

Heifer Calf $8,500 Lot 22 - GHC-TABOO MISS SARAH 25X Buyer: Lakes Ranch, Ashmont, AB Sire: GHC-TABOO COALITION 52U SOD: STAR AMERICA BNMHPH SS MKS 68M

Cow/Heifer Calf Pair $3,000 Lot 31 - GHC MISS DEANNE 63U The Cliffs Polled Herefords, Saskatoon, SK Buyer: Sire: GHC CANUCK 12R SOD: CIRCLE-D 22H MASTER 67M $4,300 Lot 31A - GHC MISS SARAH 19X Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: GHC-TABOO COALITION 52U SOD: GHC CANUCK 12R Cow $4,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

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2.75 Bulls $5,091.00 14 Bred Heifers $2,175.00 8 Cow/Bull Calf Pairs $3,844.00 13 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs $2,827.00 14 Cows $1,604.00 51.75 lots grossed $134,400.00 averaging $2,597.00 2 Donkeys grossed $2,250.00 9 units of semen grossed $410.00

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Hi-Cliffe Farms Complete Dispersal

October 24, 2010 Esterhazy, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Top Sellers Cow/Bull Calf Pair $4,200 Lot 1 - HI-CLIFFE 21N UTOPIA 44U Meadow Acres Farms Ltd., Lampman, SK Buyer: Sire: HI-CLIFFE 36H NILE 21N SOD: HI-CLIFFE 20X JASPER 5J $1,500 Lot 1A - HI-CLIFFE Q XCELSIOR 4X Buyer: AM Ranching, Oak Lake, MB Sire: WLB QUAKER 10H 21T SOD: HI-CLIFFE 36H NILE 21N $1,700 Buyer: Sire: SOD: $4,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 19 - HI-CLIFFE 230N RAINBOW 253R SFC Farms, Jedburgh, SK REMITALL NEXT INLINE 230N REMITALL HALLMARK 36H Lot 19A - HI-CLIFFE Q XCALIBUR 12X Little Creek Polled Herefords, Burford, ON WLB QUAKER 10H 21T REMITALL NEXT INLINE 230N

Bred Heifer $3,400 Lot 17 - HI-CLIFFE Q WILMA 153W Aspen Lane Land and Cattle, Stoughton, SK Buyer: Sire: WLB QUAKER 10H 21T SOD: REMITALL HALLMARK 36H Cow $3,400 Buyer: Sire: SOD: Bull $9,200 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 25 - HI-CLIFFE 20X TRIXIE ET 351T Tim Hines, Granby, MO REMITALL KEYNOTE 20X KILMORLIE TOP FLITE ET 112Z Lot 55 - WLB QUAKER 10H 21T (3/4 Interest) Brost Land & Cattle, Irvine, AB DR WORLD CLASS 517 10H WLB GVM BONDMAN 8D

Cow/ Heifer Calf Pair $2,600 Lot 45 - HI-CLIFFE 5J NYLON 54N Buyer: WLB Livestock, Douglas, MB Sire: HI-CLIFFE 20X JASPER 5J SOD: KILMORLIE TOP FLITE ET 112Z $2,100 Lot 45A - 84X Buyer: HMS Polled Herefords, Outlook, SK Sire: HI-CLIFFE 36H NILE 21N SOD: HI-CLIFFE 20X JASPER 5J AVER AGE

The Amigos Production Sale XII Pahl Livestock & XTC Herefords November 15, 2010 At the Pahl Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

32 Long Yearling Hereford Bulls $3,234.00 6 Hereford Bred Heifers $2,014.00 1 Hereford Heifer Calf $1,000.00 39 Hereford lots grossed $118,600.00 averaging $3,041.00 25 Commercial Heifers $1,347.00 26 long yearling Angus Bull lots grossed $97,650.00 and averaged $3,755.00

Top Sellers Long Yearling Hereford Bulls Lot P54W - PAHL 207T WESTBROOK 54W $6,100 Buyer: Haraga Ranches, Skiff, AB Sire: BBSF 46P TROOPER 207T SOD: MH LAD 145

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Wilson Colony, Coaldale, AB LBH 157K RIBSTONE 332T XTC DUBEAU LAD 45P

$5,250 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot X64W – XTC EMPEROR 64W Hines Hereford Ranch, Dewberry, AB MHH 22L BRITISHER LAD 9P FA SILVER CANADIAN ET 37D

Lot X22W – XTC 332T RIBSTONE LAD 22W

Bred Hereford Heifer $3,000 Lot P57W – PAHL 16S WENDY 57W Buyer: Braun Hereford Ranch, Simmie, AB Sire: PIERAN 33M PLENTY LAD 16S SOD: MH LAD 124

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LCI Doenz Ranches 37th Annual Production Sale

23 Hereford Bull Calves $3,065.00 10 Hereford Yearling Bulls $3,110.00 33 Hereford lots grossed $101,600.00 averaging $3,078.00 15 Angus Yearling Bulls grossed $37,575.00 and averaged $2,505.00

November 18, 2010 At the Ranch, Warner, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Bull Calves $6,000 Lot 3 – LCI 107R RIBSTONE 25X Buyer: Coulee Crest, Bowden, AB Sire: LCI 157K RIBSTONE 107R SOD: LCI 6H WALDO 125P $6,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 2 - LCI BD 40U NORTH STAR 372X Doenz Farms, Warner, AB R 0041 NORTH STAR 40U LCI 157K RIBSTONE 107R

$4,250 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 1 - LCI 107R RIBSTONE 33X Doenz Farms, Warner, AB LCI 157K RIBSTONE 107R LCI 6H WALDO 125P

$4,750 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

White Lake Colony, Nobleford, AB LCI 31R KING STANMORE 159T LCI 157K RIBSTONE 52N

$4,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 47 – LCI RED CLASSIC 158W White Lake Colony, Nobleford, AB JNHR RED STANDARD 68R LCI 157K RIBSTONE 46P

Lot 50 – LCI 159T KING STANMORE 97W

Yearling Bulls $5,000 Lot 45 – LCI 68R RED STANDARD 201W Buyer: White Lake Colony, Nobleford, AB Sire: JNHR RED STANDARD 68R SOD: K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K AVER AGE

Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. 46th Annual Fall Hereford Sale

41 Yearling Bulls $3,291.00 41 Bred Heifers $2,077.00 82 lots grossed $220,050.00 averaging $2,684.00 Volume Buyer: Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado 60 Commercial Hereford Heifers $1,336.00 4 Geldings $4,188.00 12 Colts $808.00

November 9th, 2010 At the Ranch, Irma, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Yearling Bulls $10,000 Lot 166W – FE 29S ASTER LAD 166W (1/2 Interest) Buyer: LO Herefords, Heinsburg, AB Sire: LO 931N ASTER LAD 29S SOD: FE 254E RIBSTONE CHOICE 144K $9,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD: $5,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD: $5,250 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 132W – FE 34R RIBSTONE DANDY 132W (1/2 Interest) Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado FE 42M RIBSTONE DANDY 34R AGA 22B RED STANMORE 40L Lot 267W – FE 216S GOLD RUSH 267W (1/2 Interest) Glen Glessman, Barrhead, AB K 279J GOLDRUSH 216S FE 7F SUPER LAD 101J Lot 146W – FE 34R RIBSTONE DANDY 146W Holt Colony, Irma, AB FE 42M RIBSTONE DANDY 34R FE 69F STANDARD 41J

Bred Heifers $6,000 Lot 62W – FE 1S GOLD STANDARD 62W Buyer: Shane Truby, Durango, Colorado Sire: RH GOLD STANDARD LAD 1S SOD: SNS 288D ALBERTA PIONEER 53H $2,700 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 16W – FE 82S CRONE STANDARD 16W

Lost Lake Ranch, Rich Lake, AB SGC 124N STANDARD 82S STR 022J SKY LAD 2N

Geldings $4,250 Night Time Revenue Buyer: Mark Stern $4,250 Buyer:

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WLB Livestock Internet Heifer Sale November 11 - November 15, 2010

WLB Livestock, Douglas, MB

Over 200 viewers and 65 registered bidders took in Bill and Nancy Biglieni’s 2nd WLB Internet Heifer Auction, These viewers/bidders represented nine Canadian provinces, 26 states and four countries. Live Auctions TV handled the bidding which was very active throughout the five-day event. WLB 69T Just Lovely 84X, a daughter 2009 Canadian National Champion Female, WLB 7M Fran 82S and National Reserve Champion Bull, Harvie Traveler 69T, topped the event going for $10,700 to Winchester Cattle Company, St Ambroise, Manitoba. She was followed into the online auction ring by WLB 40U Shania 83X. This fancy-made-for-the-show-ring daughter of WLB Shapley 50S 40U, went for $7,400 to Plain View Stock Farms, Illinois. Two other Shapley daughters sold for $4,700, and $4,100 respectively to Craig Pelton, ND and Pam Hanson, SD. Another WLB sire that participated in producing a high selling daughter for this event was WLB Square 7M 85R whose April daughter WLB 85R Sweet Pea 34X sold for $6,000 to Amy Clouthier, Ontario. A total of 12 heifers sold for an average of $3,983. Three prospect steers averaged $1,042.

Big Gully Farm Internet Sale November 12-17, 2010

Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, SK

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10 Heifer Calves 4 Bull Calves 6 Bred Heifers

$2,590.00 $2,775.00 $3,166.67

Top Sellers Heifer Calves $4,300 Lot 3 - BIG-GULLY 1117 MILLADY 194X Buyer: Meeter Farms, Blue Mound, Illinois Sire: C PURE GOLD 1117 SOD: GH MILLENNIUM’S SON 23L

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Lot 1 - IG-GULLY 47R STAN’S GOLD 511X Chad Ledbetter, Okmulgee, Oklahoma PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R C PURE GOLD 1117

Bred Heifers $4,300 Lot 20 - BIG-GULLY 47R STAN FANCY 223W Buyer: River Bridge Ranch, Maidstone, SK Sire: PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R SOD: C FANTASTIC 2165

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Lot 16 - BIG-GULLY 611 GOLD BOUNTY 681W Phantom Creek Livestock, Swift Current, SK

KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 C PURE GOLD 1117 Lot 15 - BIG-GULLY 47R TRADITION 131W

Gold Stock Herefords, Beaverlodge, AB PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R BRABETH 49K TRADITION 19N

Bull Calves $3,100 Lot 12 - BIG-GULLY 611 STAN HUNTER 318X Buyer: Tom-Lyn Ranch, Lloydminster, SK Sire: KSU BOUNTY HUNTER 611 SOD: PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R

Canadian National Hereford Sale November 25, 2010 Regina, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

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0.67 Mature Bull $4,500.00 1.4 Bull Calves $4,625.00 2 Bred Heifers $2,450.00 11 Heifer Calves $2,995.00 15.07 lots grossed $51,600.00 averaging $3,424.00

Top Sellers Bull $4,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 304A - MAPLE-DALE MASTERPLAN ET 44W (2/3 Interest) Rocking G Land & Cattle, Gull Lake, SK GH RAMBO 279R, AR MR ROBIN 2798

Bull Calves $5,250 Lot 303 - RSB CLF 4S QUIGLEY 214X (3/4 Interest) Buyer: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK Sire: BAR-H BILTRITE 4S SOD: FHF 8403 STARBUCK 19H $4,000

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Lot 302 - CLAYRIDGE HEMI 5X (2/3 Interest) Standard Hill Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

REMITALL SUPER DUTY 42S STAR MKS LIMELIGHT 288G

Bred Heifer $2,900 Lot 316 - SHPH 78T HALLMARK 71W Buyer: ANL Polled Herefords, Steelman, SK Sire: SHPH 41R PEERLESS 78T SOD: SHPH 28J ELEVATION 100M Heifer Calf $4,500 Lot 306 - HAROLDSON’S WS JESSICA 4T 60X Buyer: Anita Doktor, Spruce Grove, AB Sire: HAROLDSON’S WLL ANCHOR 4T SOD: SR CG HARD ROCK 5073


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Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. With Bar RZ Polled Herefords Production Sale

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19 Bull Calves $3,184.00 15 Yearlings $3,493.00 12 Bred Heifers $2,267.00 40 lots grossed $140,100.00 averaging $3,046.00 30 head Commercial Hereford Heifers $1,511.00

December 3, 2010 At the Ranch, Irvine, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Bull Calves $6,500 Lot 24 - BAR-RZ 59T X MAN 28X Buyer: Coulee Crest Herefords, Bowden, AB Sire: BBSF 13P TERRORIST ET 59T SOD: BAR-RZ 23M REMBRANT 88R

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Lot 9 - BBSF W39 XEMPT 76X Crone Herefords, Hardisty, AB ALLENDALE ROBIN HOOD BBSF 3K RANCHMAN 18R

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Lot 23 - BAR-RZ 59T TRIPLE X 23X Lamport Polled Herefords, Balzac, AB BBSF 13P TERRORIST ET 59T BAR-RZ 17F JEFFERSON 32J

Yearlings $6,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 36 - BBSF 46P WENZEL 217W Garrett Ranch Ltd, Landis, SK PAHL 38J PAPILLON 46P HAWKEYE 75K SKY LAD 6P

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Lot 20 - BBSF 287S WEBBER 27W Pipeline Grazing Association Ltd., Medicine Hat, AB REMITALL SKYROCKET 287S DXB 7C BLOCKBUSTER 3K Lot 45 - BBSF 68R WICHITA 239W Many Islands Grazing Association, Medicine Hat, AB JNHR RED STANDARD 68R FE 34Z STANDARD LAD 177D

Bred Heifers $3,000 Lot 56 - BBSF 235R TABITHA 208W Buyer: Pahl Livestock, Medicine Hat, AB Sire: BBSF 2N RANCHER 235R SOD: BBSF 18H RELAY 229R $3,000 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 51 - BBSF 93N NOLA 118W Musgrove Enterprises Ltd., Jenner, AB REMITALL NATION WIDE ET 93N DXB 7C BLOCKBUSTER 3K

Central Alberta Hereford Club New Online Supremacy Sale December 5 - 7, 2010

18 lots grossed $37, 200 averaging $2,066.00

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Stromsmoe Herefords & Angus 26th Annual Production Sale

21 Hereford Bulls $3,048.00 38 Bred Heifers $1,438.00 9 Hereford Cows $1,419.00 68 Hereford lots grossed $131,410.00 averaging $1,933.00 22 Angus Bulls grossed $68,000.00 averaging $3,091.00

December 7, 2010 At the Ranch, Etzikom, AB Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

Top Sellers Hereford Bulls Lot 84W – C&N L1 RIBSTONE DOMINO 84W $5,250 Buyer: Haraga Ranch, Skiff, AB Sire: K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K SOD: CL 1 DOMINO 252M 1ET $4,500 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 173W – C&N L1 DOMINO 173W Chimney Hills Cattle Co., Standard, AB C&N L1 STANDARD BRIDGER 154T C&N L1 DOMINO 25P

$4,200 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 154W – C&N L1 DOMINO 154W Sandy Warburton, Fort Macleod, AB C&N L1 MARK DOMINO 130S PDHR 9322 DOMINO 69G

$4,100 Buyer: Sire: SOD:

Lot 76W - C&N L1 STANMORE LAD 76W CALRT - One Four Research Station, AB LBH 20J STANMORE 56M C&N L1 PIRATE 38N

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Aywon Polled Herefords Dispersal

December 2, 2010

Sale lots grossed $49,000.00 averaging $1,225.00 Top price - $1800.00

Melita Auction Market, Melita, MB

Very well attended, with a full house of Friends, Commercial Producers and Hereford Breeders from across SE Saskatchewan and SW Manitoba. Volume Buyers: 5 head – Underwood Farms, Colgate, SK 3 head – Justamere Polled Herefords, Dauphin, MB Majority of the cows were bought by local commercial producers.

Good As Gold Sale

22 lots grossed $36,975.00 averaging $1,680.00 Bred Heifers averaged $1,833.00 Heifer Calves averaged $1,358.00 Bull Calves averaged $2,063.00

December 10, 2010 Brandon, MB Auctioneer: Gene Parks

Top Sellers Bred Heifer $2,400 Lot 3 - LEVELDALE WINNIKY 8T 42W Consignor: Leveldale Polled Herefords, Douglas, MB Triple J Buyer: Sire: LEVELDALE TOUCHDOWN 15M 8T SOD: LEVELDALE LONE RANGER 23C ET 15L Heifer Calf $1,800 Lot 13 - MAR 33T WENDY 124X Consignor: AM Ranching, Oak Lake, MB Buyer: Wyatt Oulton, Windsor, NS Sire: REMITALL TRUST FUND 33T SOD: DOUBLE-U KOMPLETE 98K

Bull Calf $2,800 Lot 5 - LEVELDALE X-TRA 65T 7X Consignor: Leveldale Polled Herefords, Douglas, MB Buyer: Rob Graham, Holland Sire: HAROLDSON’S RELOAD 80P 65T SOD: TWIN-VIEW 9G GAME CARD 18J The lot 1 donation heifer calf donated by the Troops raised $4120.00 for the MHA and was won by RSK Farms, Rae and Stephanie Kopeechuk. An interesting note is that Kopeechuk’s purchased one of their first bred heifers at the Good as Gold Sale from Orval Troop who went under the name of Trumac Polled Herefords on December 13, 1996 and the heifer was Trumac Vicki 11E.

Please note that while Brad Dubeau attends as many sales as possible, and while the Canadian Hereford Association aspires to publish as many sales results as possible, in both the Digest and online, members are responsible for submitting their respective sales results for publication.

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14TH Annual British Breeds British Breeds II October 19, 2010

Supreme Champion Pen of Steers Sponsor: Hi-Way Service-Rocky MTN Dealership Winner: John Lutz – Warner, AB 10 BWF Steers Selling Price: $120.00 Weight: 758 LBS Supreme Champion Pen of Heifers Sponsor: HSBC Winner: John Lutz – Warner, AB 10 RWF Heifers Selling Price: $111.00 Weight: 716 LBS Top Pen of Hereford Steers Sponsor: Canadian Hereford Association Winner: Clark Tucker – Williams Lake, BC 10 RWF Steers Selling Price: $115.00 Weight: 709 LBS Top Pen of Hereford Heifers Sponsor: Canadian Hereford Association Winner: McKinley Hereford Ranch – Medicine Hat, AB 50 RWF Heifers Selling Price: $121.50 Weight: 464 LBS Top Pen of Red Angus Steers Sponsor: Leeuwenburgh Angus Winner: Chin Valley & JC Oasis – Foremost, AB 30 RMX Steers Selling Price: $130.50 Weight: 574 LBS Top Pen of Red Angus Heifers Sponsor: Leeuwenburgh Angus Winner: Chin Valley & JC Oasis – Foremost, AB 44 RMX Heifers Selling Price: $117.00 Weight: 545 LBS Top Pen of Black Angus Steers Sponsor: Banchmark Farms Winner: Norman Wood – Lac Lahache, BC 10 BLK Steers Selling Price: $124.00 Weight: 620 LBS Top Pen of Black Angus Heifers Sponsor: Banchmark Farms Winner: Norman Wood – Lac Lahache, BC 10 BLK Heifers Selling Price: $118.75 Weight: 535 LBS Top Pen of Crossbred Steers Sponsor: Alberta Hereford Association Winner: John Lutz – Warner, AB 10 BWF Steers Selling Price: $120.00 Weight: 758 LBS

Balog Auctions, Lethbridge, AB

Top Pen of Crossbred Heifers Sponsor: Alberta Hereford Association Winner: John Lutz – Warner, AB 10 RWF Heifers Selling Price: $111.00 Weight: 716 LBS Top Liner Load of Cattle Sponsor: Jim J. Henderson Winners: Jim & Marty Hines, Dewberry, AB Howard Hawkwood, Cochrane, AB Selling Price: $112.06-HFRS $121.21-STRS $118.65-HFRS $126.42-STRS Weight: 628 LBS 676 LBS 509 LBS 610 LBS

British Breeds II November 2, 2010 Overall Champion Pen of Calves Winner: SNS Herefords (Scott Nixdorff & Sons) – Airdrie, AB AVG. Selling Price: $119.26-HFRS AVG. Weight: 550 LBS $131.72-STRS - 596 LBS Champion Pen of Hereford Calves Winner: Pine Butte Ranch – Cranbrook, BC AVG. Selling Price: $117.60-HFRS AVG. Weight: 524 LBS $131.31-STRS 561 LBS Champion Pen Hereford Calves Winner: Brost Land & Cattle – Irvine, AB AVG. Selling Price: $135.31-STRS AVG. Weight: 550 LBS Champion Pen of Black Angus Calves Winner: TODD COVERDALE – WARNER, AB AVG. Selling Price: $117.93-HFRS AVG. Weight: 588 LBS $126.48-STRS 630 LBS Champion Pen of Black Angus Calves Winner: Bushfield Farms – Airdrie, AB AVG. Selling Price: $125.63-HFRS AVG. Weight: 505 LBS $134.28-STRS 583 LBS Champion Pen of Red Angus Calves Winner: R.T. Rim Ranch (Roger Theilen) – Milk River, AB AVG. Selling Price:: $115.96-HFRS AVG. Weight: 561 LBS $126.48-STRS 642 LBS Champion Pen of Red Angus Calves Winner: Bar V Ranch (Bill & Robbie Ham) – Frontier, SK AVG. Selling Price: $129.77-HFRS AVG. Weight: 480 LBS $137.78-STRS 520 LBS

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Maternal Productivity Index

Feedlot Merit Index The Feedlot Merit Index (FMI) is a combination of terminal traits that are important to profitability. A difference in FMI between bulls represents a difference between the progeny of those bulls to be more profitable feeder cattle. The goals of the FMI are to monitor and keep costs reasonable for the cow/ calf and feedlot producer, while still deriving the best returns from carcasses, keeping in mind the price discrimination that occurs based upon carcass merit and the predominant breed composition of the Canadian commercial cow herd. This index is designed for use in terminal situations only (i.e. no replacements retained in a herd). The new FMI is an excellent tool to increase the carcass potential of the progeny of bulls that are sold into terminal sire programs. The FMI Trait leader list contains active sires (sired 1 calf in the last 2 years), with an FMI EPD in the top 20% of the breed and an accuracy of at least 0.60.

The Maternal Productivity Index (MPI) is a combination of maternal traits that are important to profitability. The index is designed to help producers make effective maternal selection decisions. Animals with a high MPI will be expected to raise progeny that will perform at a more profitable level, but remember that MPI does not place a specific dollar value on that performance. It is simply a tool to compare two or more animals. The MPI EPD can be used to increase the maternal productivity of a herd by using bulls with a high MPI, culling cows with a low MPI, or mating high MPI animals to low MPI animals to increase the maternal productivity of their offspring. The top MPI dam list contains active dams (have had a calf in the last 2 years) with an MPI EPD in the top 10% of the breed and an accuracy of at least 0.45

Moderate and balanced selection for both MPI & FMI will produce progeny with desirable maternal and carcass traits. Name

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2010 year end summary - general manager’s report Canadian Hereford Association

By Gordon Stephenson

G EN ER A L M A N AG ER , CA N A D IA N H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N

Reflecting on 2010 and the success of the 150th Anniversary activities across Canada, there is no doubt that the promotion of the Anniversary not only raised the profile of the breed but it also helped change old attitudes by non-Hereford people towards our white-faced cattle. Herefords are no longer regarded as “Granddads” cattle, but a breed that offers traits that are beneficial for a profitable business at each level of the production chain. The message “More Efficient Means More Hereford” is proving to be true for the cow-calf producer and the feedlot operator. Feed costs are still and will remain the largest input cost for a beef operation and the most feed efficient cattle are also the most cost-effective. Five pounds of feed per day in the winter can be the difference in feed consumption when comparing a Hereford cow to cows of other breeds of a similar size. Five fewer pounds per day over 200 days for a herd of 300 cows equals 150 tons of hay and a savings of over $10,000, using today’s feed prices. I had a feedlot operator approach me last fall to stress The demand for both registered and commercial Hereford females was the importance of disposition also on the rise, with some fall production sales having the unique at their operation. He said the Hereford calves were much easier problem of not having enough females available for sale. What a to process, went on feed more great problem! quickly and were nicer cattle to manage; plus they performed better than the average of the cattle on feed. He said this positive situation also translated into better pen close-outs and a substantial financial gain when compared to some of their other feeder cattle. Efficiency and disposition are the reasons behind the breed’s success across Canada this past year. The purebred production sales have been very strong, with more demand and increased sale averages in relation to previous years. The consignment bull sales were also strong with more and more Hereford bulls going into commercial black herds. The demand for both registered and commercial Hereford females was also on the rise, with some fall production sales having the unique problem of not having enough females available for sale. What a great problem! One of the most encouraging observations was the price of quality straightbred Hereford feeder cattle at the markets last fall. Rather than facing discounts, quality Hereford feeder cattle sold on par with the blacks. At a couple of markets, Herefords demanded a premium over blacks. Finally, we enjoyed three excellent national shows to finish off the year and our anniversary celebrations at Farmfair, the Royal and Agribition. At each show, Hereford entries were either the largest or second largest of all breeds represented and there were excellent crowds at each show, with much of the focus at each event on the Hereford breed. The “icing on the cake” was the Hereford bull from the Leachman’s of Big Gully Farm at Maidstone, Saskatchewan, winning Supreme Champion Bull at Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge. What a great way to end our 150th Anniversary celebrations! Now that we are into 2011, I believe we can look forward to another good year in the Hereford business, so best wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year.

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2010 - rapport du directeur général Association Hereford Canadian

By Gordon Stephenson

D I R ECTO R G ÉN ÉR A L , A S S O CIATI O N H ER EFO R D CA N A D IA N

En reflétant sur l’année 2010 et le succès des activités du 150e partout au Canada, il n’y a aucun doute que la promotion de notre anniversaire a soulevé non seulement le profil de la race, mais il a aussi contribué à changer les opinions traditionnelles des personnes non partisantes envers nos bovins à têtes blanches. Les Herefords ne sont plus considérés comme les dinosaures de l’industrie, mais une race qui offre des caractères qui contribuent à chaque niveau de la chaîne de production à la rentabilité d’une entreprise bovine. Le message « Plus d’efficacité signifie plus de Hereford » s’avère à être vrai pour le producteur vache-veau et l’opérateur de parcs d’engraissement. Les aliments sont et resteront toujours la dépense la plus importante pour une entreprise bovine et les bovins les plus efficaces en La demande de femelles Hereford enregistrées ou commerciales jouit d’une transformation alimentaire sont également les plus hausse et dans certains cas, la demande était plus forte que l’offre. Quel rentables. Cinq livres de beau problème de ne pas avoir assez d’animaux à vendre pour satisfaire nourriture par jour en hiver peut-être la différence de ses clients! consommation d’aliments par animal lorsqu’on compare une vache Hereford aux vaches d’autres races de taille similaire. Cinq livres de moins par jour durant une période de 200 jours pour un troupeau de 300 vaches est égale à 150 tonnes de foin et une économie représentant plus de 10000$, basée sur les prix des aliments d’aujourd’hui. J’ai été approché par un opérateur de parcs d’engraissement l’automne dernier qui m’a souligné l’importance de la docilité pour leur entreprise. Il a dit que les veaux Hereford sont beaucoup plus faciles à traiter, ils s’adaptent aux changements d’alimentation plus rapidement et sont les bovins de plus plaisants à manipuler ; de plus, ils atteignent des gains supérieurs à la moyenne sous leur régie. Pour lui, ces avantages représentent des “gains” financiers considérables, puisque les groupes finissent en unisson en comparaison avec certains des autres types de bovins en engraissement. L’efficacité et la docilité sont les raisons du succès de la race partout au Canada cette année. Les ventes de production pur-sang ont été très solides, avec plus de la demande pour les femelles et une augmentation des prix en moyenne à comparer aux années précédentes. Les ventes de consignation de taureaux étaient tout aussi fortes avec de plus en plus de taureaux Hereford allant dans des troupeaux commerciaux constitués de vaches noires. La demande de femelles Hereford enregistrées ou commerciales jouit d’une hausse et dans certains cas, la demande était plus forte que l’offre. Quel beau problème de ne pas avoir assez d’animaux à vendre pour satisfaire ses clients! Une des observations des plus encourageantes a été le prix atteint par les bovins d’embouche Hereford de qualité sur les marchés de veaux de l’automne dernier. Plutôt que de faire face à des rabais, les bovins Hereford de qualité se sont vendus à égalité avec les bovins noirs. Lors de certaines enchères, les acheteurs ont même payé une prime pour les Herefords à comparer avec les veaux noirs. Enfin, nous avons eu trois excellentes expositions nationales pour terminer l’année. Nos célébrations d’anniversaire soit à Farmfair, à la Royal et à l’Agribition. À chaque exposition, le nombre d’animaux Hereford a été le plus élevé ou deuxième plus élevé de toutes les races représentées. Les gens se sont déplacés en grand nombre pour venir assister aux jugements et prendre part aux événements spéciaux concentrés sur la race Hereford. Je dois avouer que « la cerise sur le gâteau » était la victoire du taureau Hereford de la ferme Big Gully et la famille Leachman de Maidstone, en Saskatchewan. Le taureau a remporté le Défi Suprême de RBC et a été déclaré champion inter-race à l’Agribition. Le 150e anniversaire n’aurait pas pu se terminer d’une meilleure façon! Maintenant que nous sommes en 2011, je crois que nous pouvons nous attendre à une autre bonne année pour la race Hereford. Je vous offre mes meilleurs vœux pour une année heureuse et prospère. 135


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2010 year end summary

national market development west Canadian Hereford Association

By Gordon Stephenson

C A N A D I A N H E R E F O R D A S S O C I AT I O N N AT I O N A L M A R K E T I N G P RO G R A M – CA N A DA WE S T

The National Market Development Program (NMDP) was implemented in 2004, as a cooperative project between the provincial associations and the Canadian Hereford Association to promote Hereford genetics at the feedlots and auction markets, in an effort to create more demand for bulls. A field man was hired and resources allocated to promotion and advertising, with the theme “Put the Credit Where Credit is Due”. This was a successful campaign to increase awareness of the influence of Herefords within the commercial beef industry. The program has now been in place for seven years, and has survived several changes, including those related to manpower at the field level. Many of the changes were dictated by budget restrictions. Funds allocated to the program have decreased from $100,000/year to $12,000 in 2010.

I can say with confidence, based on feedback from feedlot exporters, and the prices paid for Hereford calves and yearlings this past fall, that disposition and feed conversion are the main drivers in the renewed acceptance and demand for Hereford cattle. The Board of the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) has used the annual sale and transfer of bulls as a barometer to determine the success of the program. The results have been mixed across Canada, with only some provinces experiencing increased bull sales. Overall, the program has been successful, we believe, because of the increased awareness and profile of the breed at the commercial level. An overall outline of the focus and activities of the program for the past year include the following: • Participation at several Hereford Influence and British Feeder calf sales across Canada, which involves sponsorship of coffee, door prizes and buyer appreciation • Distribution of Marketing Kits to the various grazing associations in Alberta and Saskatchewan • Attendance at Provincial Cattle Association Trade Fairs and events across Canada, which often included a booth and distribution of materials • Support of the Hereford Genes event at Farmfair and the commercial cattle show at Agribition I wish to especially recognize the efforts of Phil and Vivian Jones of Brandon, Manitoba, who attend many cattle events, auctions sales and industry conventions in Manitoba promoting Herefords and providing promotional materials. Phil and Vivian are not paid to perform these activities and they have been very successful in promoting the breed to commercial producers. We recognize that similar support has been provided by dedicated Hereford breeders in other provinces as well. In the end, it is the dollars paid for Hereford and Hereford Influence feeder cattle at the auction market that is the ultimate yard stick on the acceptance of Hereford genetics. I can say with confidence, based on feedback from feedlot exporters, and the prices paid for Hereford calves and yearlings this past fall, that disposition and feed conversion are the main drivers in the renewed acceptance and demand for Hereford cattle. I encourage our breeders to continue to produce bulls for the commercial market that deliver performance traits which honour our vision for the breed and to develop Herefords as the leading profitoriented, efficiency breed in Canada. 136


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2010 year end summary - committee reports Canadian Hereford Association Hereford Breed Improvement Report

By Chad Nicholas

C H AI R M A N H ER EFO R D B R EED I M PROV EM EN T CO M M IT T EE

It has been a privilege to serve as the chairman of the HBI committee over the past few years. Our committee continues to work to improve the tools that are available to you, to move the overall value of Canadian Herefords forward. The role of genomics in our industry continues to be a topic about which the committee debates regularly. I had the opportunity to attend the annual meetings of the American Hereford Association (AHA) in late October. I was able to sit in on the breed improvement committee meeting for the AHA. At that meeting, we listened to a presentation by Dr. Dorian Garrick of Iowa State University, who outlined some of the preliminary work that he has conducted in partnership with the AHA. This work has revolved around the development of a Hereford specific SNP panel. This panel has been developed using over 800 Hereford animals, many of which were proven sires that have been used extensively in the breed. The work that has been conducted to-date should lead toward the incorporation of genomics into our genetic evaluations. It is very likely that this work will allow us to incorporate genomics into our current EPDs by as early as this time, next year. The AHA is currently working on another project, which will require additional proven sires to further strengthen this model. You may hear more about this in Canada, as we evaluate the opportunity to add Canadian sires to this project. Some of the topics discussed by the CHA’s HBI committee over the past 12 months are listed below: • Development of Genomic Strategy for the Canadian Hereford Association • Molecular Enhanced EPDs • Evolution of the Pan American Cattle Evaluation system • Possibility of a Global Cattle Evaluation • EPD trends of our breed versus the other major breeds • Possible development of a Hereford Research Foundation in Canada • Fed Hereford Project • Additional RFI trial projects • Genomic-based research projects that relate to longevity Thanks to Garth Charlton and Randy Radau for asking me to serve as the chair of this committee over the past year. Thanks to all members who have sat on this committee, providing valuable feedback on many topics. For the past year, these committee members have included Randy Radau, Doug Finseth, Ross Bricker, Don Richardson and Wally Pugh.

Show Committee Report

By Daryl Kirton C H AI R M A N O F T H E S H OW CO M M IT T EE

It has been a privilege to serve as the chair of the Show Committee. The main function of our committee is to develop and regulate policies for Hereford shows across Canada and to help maintain high quality standards in the show ring. These policies apply mainly to the Mark of Excellence (MOE) show program of the Canadian Hereford Association and its working relationship with local shows, toward the goal of maintaining a high standard to display our Hereford Breed. The commit tee meets annually, in conjunction with Hereford Week in Canada, during Bonanza. Made up of representatives from all parts of Canada, the committee makes recommendations to the CHA board of directors regarding any part of the show policies that require updating or changing. The 2010 show year, featuring 27 Mark of Excellence Shows across Canada, plus numerous local and zone shows, has come to an end. In celebrating 150 Years of Herefords in Canada, many of these shows accommodated extra events and presentations to recognize our breed. Each Provincial Hereford association hosted several celebrations, which culminated with our final celebration in Regina at Canadian Western Agribition, with about 330 head of Herefords, numerous international guests and a fantastic show. To top it all off, a Hereford bull, belonging to Big Gully Farms, was named the 2010 Supreme Champion Bull of the show. It was truly a great year for our celebration of 150 Years. Congratulations to all that exhibited cattle at shows across Canada. Our Hereford success is not always measured by how well we do in the show ring but by the effort put forth by our breeders, who take pride in showing the world our cattle at the stall and in offering great hospitality and fellowship. What is planned for 2011? On January 1, 2011, the MOE show rules will no longer prohibit the printing of EPDs and Performance information within show books. This information, however, will still not be provided to judges at MOE shows. The new MOE show rules will read, “Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) and Performance Information shall not be provided to any judges at MOE shows.” The MOE Show rules will continue to be modified and re-worded to reflect current practices. All MOE shows must delegate a chairman to follow the Policies of the MOE show rules and maintain the high quality standards in order to make all shows equal across Canada. If you have any concerns or suggestion for improvement to make to the Show Committee, please feel free to contact your Provincial representative or e-mail me at 3DL Herefords. 3-d-l@telus.net 137


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2010 year end summary - provincial reports Maritimes

By Bobby Jo Hickey M A R ITI M E S H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N S EC R E TA RY

The Maritime Hereford Association had a spectacular year in 2010! The year started off with a successful showing of Hereford bulls at the bull sale held in Nappan, Nova Scotia, in the spring. The annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Maritime Junior Show, was hosted by Robert Best and family in Kentville, NS. It was a great success and we say a HUGE Thank You to Bob and family. Andy Carter, from Amherst, Nova Scotia, is the new representative to the CHA for the Maritimes and we believe he will represent us well. There were five MOE shows between the three provinces and

At one point during the height of the show season, there were just over 100 head of Herefords being exhibited throughout the Maritimes within the same week. all were well attended. The following exhibitions hosted a MOE show: Old Home Week, PEI, the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, the Oxford Exhibition, Nova Scotia, Kent County Agricultural Fair, New Brunswick, and New Brunswickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beef Expo. All exhibitions promoted the 150th year anniversary using flags and the 150th year banners for Championship classes. At one point during the height of the show season, there were just over 100 head of Herefords being exhibited throughout the Maritimes within the same week. Many of our members attended the CHA Annual meeting held in Quebec in 2010. Bonanza was a huge success for Maritime Junior members and they had a blast! Thank you to the Quebec hosts for organizing an interesting and excellent Junior Show. Congratulations to Ben Alward, from Riceville, New Brunswick, for being chosen for the Triara Ambassador Award and for winning Grand Aggregate honours. Way to go, Ben! An enthusiastic crowd at the Atlantic Bonus Sale in October, featured many new young breeders. The quality of cattle offered gave commercial and purebred customers the opportunity to select superior replacement stock. The DownEast Hereford Sale, hosted by Birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hills Farm in October,

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was also very successful, drawing buyers from the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario and beyond, as it featured live auction by internet. Many Maritime Junior Members exhibited their Hereford animals as 4-H projects. They competed at the Royal Winter Fair and represented the breed well. On a sad note, the Maritimes lost a well-respected person in the Hereford world. Billy Hayden, of Gateway Herefords, passed away December 3rd. He was a lifelong Hereford breeder with a great love of his horned cattle. He was a great influence to many cattle breeders throughout the Maritimes and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him in the cattle industry.


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By Rob Flack Ron Wells President Rob Flack

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Presidents Message Dear OHA Members, The 150th celebration of Herefords in Canada was embraced enthusiastically by Ontario Hereford breeders, culminating in an excellent exhibition of world class Hereford cattle at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Throughout the year, at our annual meetings, zone picnics and cattle shows, the 150th emblem celebrating our breed’s great achievements was displayed with pride. Much has been accomplished by the OHA in the last 12 months. T h e O H A’s th r e e -ye a r b u si n e s s plan was approved by the board of directors and key strategies have been implemented. Balancing the OHA books and amalgamating the three western Ontario zones into one new vibrant zone (Ontario West) were two accomplishments achieved in 2010. As well, the OHA painting (Pasture of Pride) has netted the association with a tidy profit, thanks to breeder support throughout North America. As we collectively strive to advance the influence of Hereford genetics in a rapidly changing beef industry, breeders need to prepare for unique and exciting challenges. The use of technology is prompting the use of new tools in beef production. Genomic research and DNA genotyping are two genetic evaluators that are already impacting breeding, purchasing and marketing decisions. “Pro-acting” rather than reacting to these new industry drivers will be our collective challenge. On behalf of the OHA board of directors, sincere best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011. Rob Flack

Managers Report How are things with the Ontario Hereford Association? This is a question I am often asked. My reply is this: “Things are never so good that they couldn’t be better and never so bad that they couldn’t be worse!” It has been a GREAT year for the breed and the Association with a general feeling of optimism, as we celebrated the 150th anniversary of Herefords in Canada through various venues in 2010. These celebrations culminated at the Royal Winter Fair in November with the exhibition of the finest genetics, the charm and professional representation of our ambassador Kyra McConnell, the selling of the original commissioned painting, the reception and cake cutting, the parade of champions in the Richo coliseum and the private business deals that took place in the barns. The best is yet to come, as we never want to sacrifice our future years by focusing only on a few moments of glory in the present. One of our greatest assets is our Junior Association under the leadership of Katelyn McEachren and the Junior board of directors. Their participation at Beef-a-rama in Ontario, Bonanza in Quebec and at the Royal Winter Fair’s Hereford junior showmanship competition (featuring 42 participants), is an indication of our junior members’ enthusiasm. The Royal Winter Fair in Toronto is one of the most classic shows in Canada where 155 Herefords were paraded before judge, Bill Biglieni. Sincere thanks goes to Bob Thurston, show chairman, and his

crew, as it was here we ended our 150th anniversary celebrations in a prestigious manner. Thirteen new members joined our provincial association and we welcome their involvement. The Ontario board will choose a commercial breeder of the year, as part of the business plan, at the January 2011 board meeting. There is continual introduction of Hereford genetics into the commercial sector of the beef industry and export market. This is where there is the most potential for growth in our breed. For the past two years, we have been privileged to have Rob Flack as our Association president and we thank him for his expertise in leadership as our business plan was put in motion. Thank you Rob, and thanks to the board of directors, along with the supporting zone boards and the membership for your commitment to the promotion of our great breed. We are now focusing on plans for the World Hereford Conference tours in Ontario in 2012 as well as the CHA Annual General Meeting and Bonanza, to be hosted by Ontario, in the same year. Ron Wells

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By Stephanie Kopeechuk At the Manitoba Hereford Association (MHA) Annual General Meeting in January, several new directors were elected, while outgoing directors were recognized for their years of service. Dale and Donna Brown and family of Oak River, Manitoba, were

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ranching couples that were present. The MHA Field Day, hosted by the I n te r l a ke H e r e f o r d B r e e d e r s i n September, featured 75 head, which were judged by Ross Jeremy, Lee Wirgau and Lloyd Buchanan. The Champion Heifer Calf was exhibited

Ever y year, the M HA present s a $500.00 gift certificate to a 4-H m e m b e r w h o sh ows a H e refo rd influenced animal at his or her 4-H Achievement Day and the winner in 2009 was Holly Madson from the Neepawa 4-H Beef Club. To celebrate

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recognized as the 2009 Commercial Breeder of the Year, with a metal gate sign of a Hereford bull. Several Hereford breeders attended Manitoba “Ag Days” in January ‘09. The Bull Congress is a great opportunity for our Hereford breeders to display and market their animals, as it is one of the highest attended agricultural shows in Manitoba. The MHA 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, held in April, featured 17 bull and 70 female consignments. The demand for Hereford and Hereford influenced females remained strong. Bull sales, however, were under pressure. The MHA Summer MOE Show, held in June at Treherne, had a good turnout, with 43 head exhibited. The Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor were awarded to Hi-Cliffe Farms. Several MHA directors and Manitoba Hereford breeders were able to attend Bonanza and Hereford Week in St. Hyacinthe, Québec. A large number of cattle were exhibited by our junior membership, of whom we should be very proud. We commend the QJHA and the QHA, for putting on such an excellent event. The MHA President’s Golf Tournament was hosted by President Ben Fox and family in August. While golfing was cancelled due to weather conditions, supper was provided for all Hereford enthusiasts attending. It was a good time of fellowship and a great networking opportunity with the

by RSK Farms from Brandon and the Champion Bull Calf and Champion Cow/ Calf Pair were exhibited by Leveldale Polled Herefords of Douglas. The MHA Field Days are getting bigger every year and we would like to thank all the breeders for making this event successful. The MHA fall MOE Show was held in conjunction with the Manitoba Livestock Expo in November. The Hereford Show, featuring 55 entries, was judged by Jim Wright from Melfort, Saskatchewan. The Grand and Reserve Champion Fe m a l e we r e b oth e x h i b i te d by RSK Farms of Brandon. The Grand Champion Bull went to Clay Enterprises from Wapella, Saskatchewan, while the Reserve Champion Bull was exhibited by Steven Manns from Austin, Man. The Premier Breeder and Premier E x h i b i to r w e r e a w a r d e d to A M Ranching of Oak Lake, Manitoba. The MHA would like to thank everyone who helped in any way before and during our Hereford show, to make the MOE show the success that it is. Thank you to Phil and Vivian Jones, of Penrose Farms, who traveled throughout Manitoba with the MHA display booth. They attended three Hereford influence sales, the MCPA AGM in Brandon, the Manitoba Grazing School, and all other MHA events, including MOE shows, field days and sales. The MHA presented Phil and Vivian with 150th Anniversary jackets.

the 150th Anniversary, we presented an extra $500.00 gift certificate going to Cooper Blaine from the Oak Lake 4-H Beef Club. We wish these two young people the best of luck with their purchases. The last event the MHA was the Good As Gold Sale which was held on Friday December 2010. There were 23 lots consigned to the sale with the sale average at $1683.68 The feature lot was a heifer calf that was donated to the MHA as a fundraiser by Doug Troop Hereford Farms and KTCT Polled Herefords (Keith Troop) in memory of their father Orval Troop. Tickets were auctioned of at $10.00 per ticket and a total of $4220.00 was raised. At the end of the sale the winning ticket was drawn and the winner of DTHF Alexandria 6X was RSK Farms. The MHA would like to thank the Troop family for their donation of this heifer calf for our fundraiser. The highest selling bull calf was Leveldale X-tra 65T 7X at 2800.00 to Rob Graham of Holland, Man The highest selling heifer calf was MAR 33T Wendy 124X at 1800.00 to Wyatt Oulton from Nova Scotia. The highest selling bred heifer was Leveldale Winniky 8T 42W at 2400.00 to Triple J Farms What a busy year 2010 has been! We wish everyone the best of success in 2011.


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By Marilyn Charlton President Chris Lees

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The Saskatchewan Hereford Association (SHA) held its Annual General Meeting on June 26th, 2010, at the farm of the Myers Family of Standard Hill Polled Herefords, Maidstone, Saskatchewan. A profit was reported for the year e n din g 20 0 9, as a dire c t re sult of th e cha n g e s that we re ma d e in our investment por tfolio. The board continues its commitment to restructuring the SHAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s financial portfolio, to ensure its long-term viability.

made to Misty Valley Farms, Standard Hill Polled Herefords, Ian Mitchell and Bertram Dow. Stephen Myer was presented with the Northwest Young Gun Award. The Southeast Filed Day recognized the Archie Lees and Tom Lees families who have been breeding Hereford cattle in the province for 100 years. Ross Madsen received his 50year service pin, awarded by the CHA. Ted and Jason Steeves were presented with the Commercial Cattleman of the Year award, on behalf of the SHA and the southeast Hereford zone. Wilson

of Bowden, Alberta, was selected as the Red Coat Champion Bull calf and also took home the $10,000 cash prize. T h e R e d C o a t C h a m p i o n H e i fe r Calf was SHPH 7S Magie 168X, the entry of Anton Myer of Maidstone, Sakatchewan. Congratulations to Douglas (Buddy), Frances, Lance & Tyler Leachman, of Big Gully Farms of Maidstone, S a s k a tc h ew a n , fo r w i n n i n g th e Supreme Champion Bull at the RBC Beef Supreme at Canadian Western Agribition! Big-Gully 611 Bounty 517U

Congratulations to Douglas (Buddy), Frances, Lance & Tyler Leachman, of Big Gully Farms of Maidstone, Saskatchewan, for winning the Supreme Champion Bull at the RBC Beef Supreme at Canadian Western Agribition! The following representatives were elected to the Board of Directors, for a three year term: Chris Lees, Arcola Gordon Craig, North Battleford Dale Shillington, Prince Albert Grant Crittenden, Watrous, Directors serving their second year of a two-year term are: Gordon Gustafson, David Reid, Jeromy Charlton and Chad Wilson. Garth Charlton continues to ser ve as the Saskatchewan re p re s e nt ative to th e C a na dia n Hereford Association. The Northwest Hereford Club and the Southeast Hereford zone held field days this past summer. Both events were successful with over 100 head of cattle on display at each event. At the Northwest Field Day, the club presented i t s a n n u a l aw a r d s , r e c o g n izi n g commercial and purebred breeders for their support and contribution to the Hereford breed. Presentations were

and Agnes Blair were inducted into the Canadian Hereford Association Honour Roll. Both presentations were made during the Canadian National Hereford Show, held in conjunction with Canadian Western Agribition in November. The show season in Saskatchewan ended with the finale of the Hereford b r e e d c e l e b r a ti n g 1 5 0 ye a r s of Herefords in Canada during Canadian Western Agribition. A luncheon was held where Past Presidents and General Managers of the Canadian Association were recognized. A CHA 50-year service pin was awarded to Garry Nicholas and a 25-year pin was awarded to Allen Larsen. For 16 years , the Saskatchewan Hereford Association has been hosting the Red Coat Classic, a bull and heifer calf show, during Canadian Western Agribition. This year, FCC 40U Sprint 6X, exhibited by Flewelling Cattle Co.,

was also the Grand Champion Bull at the 2010 Lloydminster Stockade Round Up as well as the Canadian National Champion Horned Hereford Bull at Agribition. Congratulations to the Leachman family! T h e S H A wo u l d l i ke to i nvite everyone to attend the Canadian H e refo rd A sso ciatio n a n n u a l meeting and Bonanza from July 27-30, 2011, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Hereford Association, we wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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By Nels Nixdorff A LB ER TA H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N PR E SI D EN T & Michele Rutledge A LB ER TA H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N M A N AG ER Manager Michele Rutledge

President’s Message What a difference a fall run can make, with prices up at least 30 cents per pound! There is guarded optimism in the air. In Alberta we had a rainy late harvest and I hope everyone got their crop in.

coming in 2012, we will be putting a great deal of effort into ensuring that the best of Alberta and Canadian Herefords are in the Worlds’ Eye. Our secretary’s repor t includes a list of all the promotional events and sponsorships with which we were involved throughout 2010. I invite

of the Hereford breed at this event throughout the years. • Provided 300 Bernie Brown prints to 4-H members who showed Hereford or Hereford Influence 4-H projects throughout Alberta. • Provided additional prizes to 4-H m e m b e r s w h o wo n G r a n d o r

This year, Bonanza will be in Saskatoon in late July. It is geographically close and any Junior that has been to Bonanza before will tell you how great it is! Plan to be there! With the late harvest came a late run of calf sales but even with the sales being more compact, the prices didn’t weaken. As I see it, all the fall bull and females sales went very well with prices and demand up. I would like to commend the Central Alberta Hereford Club for running its first internet Supremacy Sale this year. I am sure, as we all get used to this kind of sale, it will grow in popularity. I would also like to encourage all parents of junior-age children to get involved in our Junior program. It is a great way to meet new friends. There is also an opportunity to win very substantial scholarships, as we are associated with the Synergy Program at Olds along with the Calgary Stampede Junior program. This year, Bonanza will be in Saskatoon in late July. It is geographically close and any Junior that has been to Bonanza before will tell you how great it is! Plan to be there! The Alberta Hereford Association Directors’ number-one job is promotion. That is what our entire board spends our energy, time and money on. With the World Hereford Conference 142

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Looking back on 2010 the Alberta Hereford Association (AHA) had another successful and productive year. • In Januar y 2010 the Nor thern Alberta Hereford Club participated again in the Canadian Bull Congress in Camrose. As well as having a booth at this event they won both “Best Marketing Approach” and “Best Dressed for the Occasion” at the Steak Challenge. • To honour 150 years of Herefords in Canada the AHA gave commemorative pocketknives to all bull buyers at the Calgary, Medicine Hat, East Central and Lacombe bull sales. • A Power point presentation for the Calgary Bull Sale depicted highlights

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Reserve Champion or Rate of Gain honours at their club, district or regional level when they provided us with a photo of their winning project. 200 CHA Marketing Kits were distributed to Grazing Co-ops for their members. Also sponsored the following: Superbull Event at Pembina Cattle Breeders @ Westlock 2010 Calgary Bull Sale Barn Party, sponsored with the Alberta Cattle Breeders 2009-2010 Steer-a-Year program at Olds College. Cattlewomen for the Cure Golf Tournament Print Advertising campaign with Alberta Beef Magazine R a d i o A d ve r ti s i n g c a m p a i g n focusing on spring bull sales Pen of 10 crossbred steers and heifers at Balog British Breeds event Calgary Stampede Steer Show

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entered and 13 pens of heifers to be judged. The Southern Alberta Hereford Club co-hosted the 2010 Alberta Hereford Association Annual General Meeting at Millarville. Honorees included: Purebred Breeder of the Year: Brost Land & Cattle Hall of Fame Recipients: Bob Balog and Kurt Gilmore Commercial Cattleman of the Year: Haraga Ranch – John, Ken & Tyler Haraga & families The AHA finalized a new set of by-laws in 2010 thereby modernizing the original constitution, which was drawn up in 1971. Another successful and well-attended Balog Auction British Breeds Steak Luncheon took place in October. The third annual Hereford Genes Event was a great success with 34 bull entries. Ed Lange was the lucky commercial cattleman to win the draw for a bull, which he selected from Gary Seutter of Tanga Herefords, Millet, Alberta, who, in turn, was awarded $8,000.

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Government of Alberta to aid us in hosting this Hereford event. The Central Alberta Hereford Club held its Supremacy Sale in December and this year included an online sale. We are planning a combined Alberta Hereford Association Annual Meeting with the Keith Gilmore Foundation Golf Tournament, on July 6th & 7th, 2011 in Hanna, AB. The meeting will take place in the afternoon of July 6th, followed by a Steak and Lobster meal, with the golf tournament featured on the following day. Mark these dates on your calendar. The East Central Hereford Club will be co-hosting the AHA AGM. Michelle Rutledge

With the World Hereford Conference coming in 2012, we will be putting a great deal of effort into ensuring that the best of Alberta and Canadian Herefords are in the Worlds’ Eye. The winner of the Rancher’s Choice was Richardson Ranch of Tlell, B.C. who received $1500. The second place Rancher’s Choice went to JoNomn Hereford Ranch of Clyde, Alberta, who received $1000. It was an impressive sight to see all 34 bulls paraded during half time at the Rancher’s Rodeo. The 4th annual Hereford Genes Event is planned for 2011. We are grateful for Agriculture and Rural Development’s Agricultural Initiatives Program,

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By Bob Gowans PR E SI D EN T O F T H E B C H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N The 2010 spring bull sale season began with the 15th annual Pine Butte Ranch Horned Hereford Bull Sale, at Kamploops in February, featuring 20 bulls. N in e H e refo rd b u lls s o l d a t th e Vanderhoof All-Breeds Bull Sale on April 11th. On April 16th, 46 Hereford bulls sold at the Williams Lake Bull Sale, where the BCHA also hosted celebrations to commemorate the

calving pocketbooks were handed out. There were four Mark of Excellence Hereford shows in BC in 2010, including the Abbotsford Agri-Fair in August, the Bulkly Valley MOE Show in Smithers at the end of August, the IPE MOE Show at Armstrong in early September, and the Salmon Arm MOE Show on September 11th. The BCHA continues to recognize 4-H members showing Hereford and

Calf prices were the strongest seen since before BSE. Hereford calves were trading right up there with any other breed or color and in some cases, outselling them, depending on quality. CHA’s 150th Anniversary. The summer field day for the West Coast Hereford Club was hosted by Peter Herefords in Langley. Echo Valley Farm of Lumby hosted the Thompson Valley Hereford Breeders’ field day and Richardson Ranch hosted the Yellowhead Hereford Breeders’ field day at Tlell, on the Queen Charlotte Islands. The Thompson Valley and West Coast Clubs held their AGMs in the late fall, while the Yellowhead club held Its AGM at the time of the Vanderhoof Bull Sale. Twenty-eight Hereford bulls from six Yellowhead breeders on test at the Lazy B Ranch in Fort Fraser, BC achieved an average pen gain of 3.29 lbs per day. The BC Cattlemen’s Association AGM was held in Williams Lake, where the CHA booth was set up and overseen by Gordon Stephenson and Darlene Borrow. Many Hereford pens and

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Hereford influence steers and heifers, with Hereford duffle bags. Hereford-influence calf sales at BC auction yards last fall, were represented by B C H A m e m b e r s . C of fe e w a s served in Hereford cups and Hereford Leathermen multi tools, sponsored by the CHA, were presented to consignors of Hereford influence calves. Calf prices were the strongest seen since before BSE. Hereford calves were trading right up there with any other breed or color and in some cases, outselling them, depending on quality. The BCHA AGM was held on September 10th, 2010, in Salmon Arm, during the Salmon Arm Fair. Attendance at the meeting was down from last year, due, in part to corresponding low entries in the fair. Gordon Stephenson attended the meeting. The executive committee remains unchanged from last year. The BCHA produced a Commercial

Newsletter for the benefit of BC commercial producers, which contains informative material provided by the CHA, along with advertising by our seed stock producers. This was mailed out in the spring before the Vanderhoof and Williams Lake Bull Sales. Plans are to produce the newsletter again in 2011. In closing, I would like to congratulate Don and Leslie Richardson on their success at Farmfair, winning the Grand Champion Hereford Female with Tlell 8N Ragamuffin 22R and the Bull Calf Champion with her calf at side Tlell 199S Xplosive 18X. In addition to that, they also won the Ranchers Choice Bull Banner and $1500 with Tlell 42s Super Dude 20W in the Hereford Genes Event, along with other class winners in their show string.


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By Kaitlyn Reid Hello fellow Hereford enthusiasts! The CJHA has had a busy year, with many projects and fundraisers on the go. Your national board continues to work to bring you many national projects for all juniors. I am honoured to introduce your CJHA National board for the 20102011 year: President: Kaitlyn Reid; Vice President: Amy Troop; Secretary: Michelle Schuepbach; Communications: Anthony Gorrill. Delegates include John Thurston, Brady Mitchell, Ellen Craine, Jocelyn Templeton, Megahn Black, Graham Turney, Jody Sandhoff and Kurtis Reid.

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One of our most exciting and long running national projects – the Semen Donation Program - is presently underway. Through the generous support of breeders from across Canada, it is a great way for all junior members to get strong Hereford genetics with which to develop their own herds. Watch for information containing the nomination forms and project changes in your mailbox and visit our website for the full list of bulls! Don’t miss your opportunity to participate. I hope you all have received your CJHA 2011 Calendar in the mail. The CJHA Calendar is one of our major

Saskatchewan, July 27-30. Check out our website: www.bonanza2011.com ! Our heifer lottery project was another big success. Breeders from across Canada provided tremendous support for our juniors. Please visit our website to view the full list of participating sales and ranches and check out the lucky winners announced at Bonanza 2010. The Canadian Western Agribition SJHA showmanship competition was a great success again this year, with 42 participants. Thanks to Lisa Fox, who did a tremendous job judging! The CJHA is proud to have played an important role in the 150th Anniversary of Herefords in Canada celebrations.

Your national board is excited to invite everyone to attend the 32nd Annual Bonanza in 2011: “Bridging Friendships”, which will take place in Saskatoon Saskatchewan, July 27-30. Check out our website: www.bonanza2011.com ! Congratulations to Sarah Darraugh for being inducted into the CJHA Honour Roll! We also congratulate recipients of the “Future of The Breed” Scholarship: Jocelyn Templeton, Ruth Schuepbach, Mandy Marchant, and myself, Kaitlyn Reid. Bonanza 2010 was a huge success. Congratulations to Quebec for hosting a fantastic Bonanza this year!

projects which helps fund many of our national activities. Again, it is an amazing success! Thank you to all of the breeders and supporters of this project. And thank you to the Ontario juniors who took on this project for the year! Your national board is excited to invite everyone to attend the 32nd Annual Bonanza in 2011: “Bridging Friendships”, which will take place in Saskatoon

A special thank you to the T Bar I n v i t a t i o n a l G o l f To u r n a m e n t committee for their tremendous support of the junior breed associations in Canada. Their generous support helps youth in agriculture throughout Canada. To all of our sponsors and enthusiasts, your dedication and support help our dreams become realities!

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The Canadian Junior Hereford Association Wants To Thank YOU!!!! Over the past year, the CJHA has received a great deal of support. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of those who help make the CJHA what it is. Without your participation in programs like the Heifer Lottery, Semen Donation, and the CJHAuction, the CJHA would not enjoy the level of success it does, nor would it be able to boast such a high calibre of Junior Members. THANK YOU! Abby Hill Farms ABH Farms Agribition Sale A-J Manufacturing AM Ranching Amanda Bushey Anderson Herefords ANL Polled Herefords Arden Charlton Aspen Lane Polled Herefords Atlantic Bonus Sale Autumn Alliance XXVIII Sale Ayrey Hereford Farms B&H Hereford Farms Back to Basics Sale Balsam Grove Farms Bar H Land and Cattle Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Batho Farms, Ltd. Becker Polled Herefords Ben Alward Big Gully Farm Bird’s Hill Blair-Athol Polled Herefords Blair-Athol/Haroldson & Friends Sale Bonaventure Farms Breezeway Farms Breton West Herefords Brock Black Brost Land & Cattle Co. Buy Agro C&T “Take the Next Step Sale” Cal-Lea Herefords Canada Agra Trading, Ltd. Carlrams Ranching, Ltd. Cedarstone Hereford Farm Cedarwood Polled Herefords Charlton Farms Chokecherry Lane Herefords Chris Poley, Auctioneer Church Ranch Copper Creek Ranch Corbiell Herefords Coulee Crest Herefords Craigs Ranching Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords Crystal Creek Polled Herefords Dallas Farms Dalmuir Farms Dave Cavanagh Dixie Martinson DKC Hereford Doenz Ranches Double J Polled Herefords Doug Finseth Doug Troop Polled Herefords Down East Hereford Sale

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EJM Farms EJM Farms & Friends Emerald Springs Polled Herefords Emily Grey Fenton Hereford Ranch, Inc. Ferme Soucy Firdale Polled Herefords, Inc. Flewelling Cattle Co. Flyer Cattle Co. Fossay Cattle Co. Francis Beaumont Gillespie Hereford Ranch Gleich Herefords Glennethy Farms Glenrose Polled Herefords Golden Oak Livestock Goldstock Hereford Farm Guilford Farms Guilford Hereford Ranch GWG Polled Herefords Happy Hollow Farms Haroldson’s Polled Herefords Harvie Ranching Hereford America Herefords Today Hi-Cliffe Farms Hidden Meadow Farms Hills Galore Stock Farm Holloway Farms Homestead Herefords J.R Kuntz Livestock Transport, Ltd. Jamie Lutz Jocelyn Templeton Jodi Sandhoff Johner Stock Farm JoNomn Hereford Ranch Justamere Farms, Ltd. Justine Simpson Karen Pasternak Kathy Reid K-Cow Ranch KLR Polled Hereford KTCT Polled Herefords Kyle Dufault Lakeford Polled Herefords Lamports Polled Herefords Lawview Herefords Lee-Anne Grandsire Mastine Levedale Polled Herefords Libke Polled Herefords Lilybrook Herefords Limestone Stock Farm Little Red Deer Hereford Farms Lohner Herefords Lone Pine Cattle Services Lost Lake Ranch Manitoba Hereford Association

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Hereford Farewells Donald “Sandy” Longshore March 7, 1919 - September 15, 2010

Mr. Donald “Sandy” Longshore passed away at home on September 15, 2010 at the age of 91 years. Sandy was born March 7, 1919 at Calgary, Alberta. As a young boy he lived in Calgary with his mother and twin sister Dot and older sister Hazel. He then moved to Stettler for a short period of time then on to the original homestead near Byemoor. At the age of 12, Sandy purchased his first cow for $12.00 from money he made trapping weasels. This marked the beginning of his life as a rancher which he did his entire life. In the years to follow, Sandy and his wife Elsie lived and farmed in the Byemoor Community where they were very active in their community. He loved ranching and the people connected with it. Sandy belonged to the Hereford and Angus Association and established a herd of purebred cattle, first Herefords then Angus, known as BAR-E-L, a herd which enjoyed numerous successful champions and sales - a herd respected by many in the industry. Sandy loved music, dancing and a good party. Sandy was a true gentleman; a deal was made on a handshake and you could trust that his word was his bond. Sandy is survived by his loving children Don (Helen) Longshore of Red Deer, AB, Wayne (Christine) Longshore of Slave Lake, AB, Doreen (Stewart) Ainsworth of Mayerthorpe, AB, Murray (Arlene) Longshore of Westlock, AB and Dave (Lynne) Longshore of Stettler, AB. Grandchildren Aleah (Chris) Farmer, Cheryl (Neil) Luipasco, Lori (Jeff) Berry, Leanne (Dale) Zukowski, Greg (Tracey) Ainsworth, Donna (Larry) Arthur, Grant (Claire) Ainsworth, Merissa (Chris) Epp, Paige Longshore, Dallas (Eliza) Longshore, Tanis and Jenna Longshore. Great grandchildren Josh, Blake, Madison, Bradley, Mathew, Sydelle, Callie, Cadence, Jade, Shaylyn, Lindsay, Carson, Denver and Oliva as well as numerous cousins, other relatives and many friends. Sandy was predeceased by his loving wife Elsie on November 16, 2005, sisters Hazel and Dorothy and parents Clarence and Elizabeth Longshore.

James R. Coultes September 18, 2010 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of James R. Coultes of Belgrave, Ontario on Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the age of 90 years. Beloved husband of the late Marjorie Grasby. Father of Audrey and Don Rae of Guelph and father-in-law to Robert Taylor of Grand Bend. Grandfather of Jamie and Sarah Rae of Oakville, Ian Rae of Edmonton, AB, Erica Taylor and Monica Taylor both of Thornhill. Great-grandfather of Benjamin and Andrew Rae. Belgrave Hereford Farms was created in the 1950s when Jim established a purebred Hereford herd. From here, Jim’s reputation for having cattle with good bloodlines grew and he was very proud to win many prizes at the Canadian National Exhibition and Royal Winter Fair. Jim had an excellent eye for cattle and kept meticulous records on cattle performance. That, along with his ability to recall details, served him well in his day-to-day cattle business and at the many 4-H and national shows he judged. Jim served as president of the Ontario Hereford Association in 1960 and president of the Canadian Hereford Association in 1967. He and his wife Marj travelled to Ireland, Australia and Japan representing the Canadian Hereford industry. Although his life revolved around the cattle industry, Jim was also an active community member. He was very proud to serve on the East Wawanosh school board at a time when the small rural schoolhouses were replaced by the central school in Belgrave. Jim’s many pastimes included playing euchre, curling (until he was 89!), lawn bowling, baseball games and horse racing.

Rodney Dale Elvestad January 25, 1947 - November 5, 2010 Rodney Dale Elvestad was born in Sexsmith, Alberta on January 25, 1947 to Caroline and Arnold Elvestad. Rodney was one of five children and grew up on the family farm in La Glace, Alberta. As a young man he enjoyed playing many sports including basketball, track and field, curling, golf and especially hockey (where he got the nickname, “Elbows Elvestad”). Rodney had a love for animals and spent all of his life caring for them whether it was cattle, border collies, sheep, or alpacas. He travelled the world and was well respected for his animal husbandry. He was very involved with 4-H all his life as a member, leader and a judge. Rodney was involved with many organizations over the years quite often in a leadership role. He was the President of the Grande Prairie Agricultural Society and the La Glace Calvary Lutheran Church Board and also involved with the Peace River Hereford Association, Peace River Livestock Association, and the Alberta Hereford Association. Rodney loved growing things… roses and trees were his specialty. Grain farming kept his eye on the weather! Rodney was so proud of his family and all of their accomplishments. Just a mention of one of them would bring a tear to his eye and a catch in his throat. He took great pride in his grandchildren and Madison, Cole, Emily and Hayden were blessed to know him even if for a short while. Rodney had a generous loving nature and was known for his distinctive laugh that could always be heard in a large crowd. Rodney passed away on November 5, 2010 at the Olds Hospital in Olds, Alberta, at the age of 63 years. Rodney is survived by his wife Ruth, daughters: Wendy (Don) Pillott and Andrea (Shawn) Cooke; stepdaughters: Dione (Ed) Connelly and Nicole Rea (Neil Doucet); and his very special grandchildren: Emily, Hayden, Alesha, Samantha, Madison, Cole and Courtney. He is also survived by his sisters Jennet (Rudy) Voss and Karen (Grant) Churchill as well as his sister-in-law, Donna Elvestad and many loved nephews and nieces. Rodney was predeceased by his Dad Arnold and Mom Caroline, Brothers Alfred and Brian, his nephew Lyall, sister-in-law Irene, and mother-in-law Rosie. He will be lovingly remembered by all and missed so very much! 148


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Douglas “Doug” Bader November 25, 1943 - November 6, 2010 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Mr. Douglas “Doug” Bader, beloved husband of Mrs. Jane Bader of Hilda, Alberta, who was lost on Saturday, November 6th, 2010 at the age of 66 years. Doug also leaves to cherish his memory, three children, Heather (Brad Kopp) Bader of Stony Plain, Erin Bader of Edmonton, and Bryce Bader (Chelsi Kellington) of Hilda; his mother, Emma Bader of Medicine Hat; one sister, Lurline Gardiner of Medicine Hat; two sisters-in-law, Sylvia (Scotty) Ehret and Donna Rollick; three brothers-in-law, Frank (Bev) Miller, Jerry (Jackie) Miller, and Murray (Faye) Miller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many special friends. Doug was predeceased by his father, Leonard; and his brothers-in-law, Ken Gardiner and Pat Rollick. Doug was born on November 25th, 1943 in Medicine Hat. He attended Hilda School for Grades 1 to 9 and then went to high school at Medicine Hat High. As a young man in his 20’s he had several jobs. After working off the farm, Doug returned to Hilda to work on the family farm with his dad. He and Jane were married on November 6th, 1971. He was so proud of his family and their accomplishments in school, sports, 4-H, music and their careers. Doug loved ranching and took great pride in doing things right. Every bale had to be perfect and every fence had to be straight. His favourite times of the year were calving, branding and haying. Over the years, Doug had many interests including baseball, hockey, curling, and snowmobiling. His interests also included playing poker, riding his Harley, and being on the river in his jet boat. He spent every day possible out on the river taking as many people possible for a ride or to go fishing. Doug’s friendships brought him much happiness. Doug was always happy to spend time visiting with his friends whether it be on the side of the road, at an auction, or on the phone having long discussions about anything and everything.

Louis Taylor Latimer February 13, 1923 - December 21, 2010 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Louis Taylor Latimer on December 21, 2010, following a brief illness. Louis is survived by his loving wife Jean, their children Linda (Doug Henderson), Gary (Jacci), Marlene (Ian Harvie) Nancy Latimer, Bryan (Annette) and Elaine (Greg Urwin), 22 grand children and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Mary (Jim Buzzard) , brother Marvin (Mary) and sister-in law, Jeannie Latimer and predeceased by two brothers Carroll and Norval. Louis was born on February 13, 1923 on the family farm near Bowden, AB. He attended the Nesbit School and at the same time started his business career by trapping weasels, muskrat and coyotes until he had enough money to buy a Shorthorn heifer, which started a fabulous career of breeding purebred seedstock in four breeds, Shorthorn, Polled Hereford, Gelbvieh and Angus. Louis married Jean Winter on December 3, 1945. Their marriage was a partnership in both love and business. Together they raised six children and successfully built the Remitall herd. In 1954, Louis and his brother Carroll formed a partnership that continued for twenty years. When they dissolved their partnership in 1976, he formed a partnership with his two sons, Gary and Bryan. Louis was very active in the Olds Agricultural Society, and twice had the honor of being President. Louis was active on many different boards, including the Calgary Stampede, Canadian Hereford and Shorthorn Associations. Louis has received numerous awards during the years including: Hall of Fame at NILE Exhibition 1979 (Billings, MT); Canadian Livestock Man of the Year 1987 (Denver, CO); American Shorthorn Association “ Builder of the Breed” (Omaha, NB); Canadian Hereford Association Honor Roll 1988; Alberta Angus Association Breeder of the Year; County of Mountain View Family Farm Award. Honored as a Pioneer by the Beef Improvement Federation on July 3rd, 2008. The Remitall name and its bloodlines are known world-wide and have made great contributions to the cattle industry. Louis strongly believed in his family and attended many 4-H shows, Junior Livestock shows, hockey, soccer games and many other events to show his support. He was always willing to share his knowledge of life with both his family and friends.

Clarence Bohnet 1932 - 2010 It is with regret that the CHA announces that Mr. Clarence Bohnet, beloved husband of Mrs. Isabel Bohnet, passed away at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital on Saturday, December 25, 2010 at the age of 78 years. He was born and raised at Thelma, Alberta, on the family Ranch and attended Lebanon School. Clarence loved the outdoors and appreciated the goodness it offered. He ranched all his life, loved his cattle, was a voracious reader and somewhat of a History buff. Rodeo and baseball were also a passion in his life. Clarence married the love of his life, Isabel Fondrick on November 7, 1958 and together they shared 52 years of wonderful memories. He was active in the Lutheran Church and the Canadian Hereford Association. One of Clarence’s greatest achievements through hard work and perseverance was the building of his dream ranch. He loved spending time with his grandsons, Mathew and Lucas and was proud to be beside his son Marty on the opening of the Cypress Hills Winery. Left to cherish Clarence’s memory are his wife, Isabel; sons, Marty (Marie), Randy (Kathryn) and grandsons, Mathew and Lucas. He will also be remembered by his siblings, Ed (Judy) Bohnet, Fred (Iris) Bohnet, Carol (Warren) Rudolph and their families, as well as sisters-in-law, Betty (Jack) Resch, Marlene (Jake) Waldner and their families. Clarence was predeceased by his parents, Albert & Katie Bohnet and his in-laws, Foulton and Martha Fondrick. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in memory of Clarence may be made directly to the Canadian Junior Hereford Association, 5160 Skyline Way N.E., Calgary, AB. T2E 6V1. 149


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HEADIN’ AND HEELIN’ ON THE HIGH PLAINS Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flatbed, chasing a cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging along beside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed. Cowboy stories are about wrecks; horse wrecks, cow wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, Tyranosaurus Wrex, and flat-bed, mad cow, Ranger-with-a-vet-box-in-thebed, wrecks! Rancher Tom had Dr. Stan-theMan out to his place. Whilst there, they spotted a cow with a big lump on her jaw. “Better lance it,” suggested Doc to Tom, “Ya never know.” It was getting late, no way to gather the bunch. “Just rope her” said Doc. Tom put his son, Junior, in the back of the flat-bed. Son had been roping since high school and Dad figured maybe he could reap some payback for all the miles, horses and entry fees it had cost haulin’ him to junior rodeos since he was 12! Tom got the cow runnin’ down the tracks of the feed wagon.

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Junior was leanin’ out like a flag pole on the Titanic! The deck rocked violently as Tom swerved and slid to stay on the left side of the cow. In one wild lunge, when the flat-bed hit a dip and came off the ground, Junior threw his loop! “A beeyootiful catch!” thought Tom, as he turned off and watched the slack go out of the rope. Back on the deck Junior realized he had about as much control of the situation as he would have ropin’ a doggin’ steer off a bareback bronc…no place to dally! They regrouped. “I’ll try and run over the draggin’ rope with a tire!” said Tom. Junior clambered back on the flat-bed and Dr. Stan lined up on Tom’s right side. Across the plains they flew! Tom chased that rope, duckin’ and divin’, sluicing and careening in hot pursuit like a pinball machine gone haywire! The cow reached a cross fence and turned in front of the flatbed. Tom’s right front tire caught the rope at the same time that

Dr. Stan, who was hazing, hit the fence, cutting off her escape! It took several minutes to heel the cow, restrain her and untangle Doc’s windshield wipers, side mirrors and antennae from the bob wire. They congratulated themselves for the great job, as only cowboys would do after such a successful wreck. Oh, and the abscess popped itself in the collision, so lancing was not necessar y. Talk about efficient! They all took credit, of course, and Doc sent’em a bill for consulting and navigation.


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BBSF 13P TERRORIST ET 59T We have an excellent group of yearling and 2 year old bulls for sale at the farm and at your convenience. Sires Represented: */(1/((616<17(&6Â&#x2021;%%6)37(5525,67(77Â&#x2021;*+&)5(,*+78Â&#x2021;648$5(')2&868 Thanks buyers and bidders and those who attended and supported us at the Brost Land & Cattle Sale. Special thanks to Coulee Crest Herefords, Lamports Polled Herefords, Pipeline Grazing, Winnifred Colony and all those who purchased private treaty this past year. Stuart & Sherri Zoeteman Box 532, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 Phone: 403-553-2687 Cell: 403-330-6490 Fax: 403-553-2699 Email: barrz2@telus.net

Robert & Fern Zoeteman Box 1288, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0 Phone 403-553-2162 Located 9 miles east of Fort Macleod on Hwy #3 to R.R. 250 and 3 miles North on Pearce Road.

TheCongratulations Proof toIs In The Pudding! K-Cow & Barefoot Polled Herefords

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3-D-L Polled Herefords.................................................. 151 Abby Hill Farms .............................................................. 152 Adams Hirsche Herefords............................................. 151 Alta Genetics ..................................................................154 Anderson Family Herefords ...................................... 30-31 Art Family Photography ................................................154 Aspenridge Stock Farms ............................................... 151 A.X.A. Polled Herefords ................................................ 153 Balog Auction Service Ltd. ...........................................154 Bannerlane Herefords .....................................................27 Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch .........................................48, 151 Bar-RZ Polled Herefords ...............................................158 Bonaventure Herefords .................................................. 54 Bonnie Brae Farm ............................................................. 91 Breton West Herefords .................................................. 85 Brost Land & Cattle Co. .................................................. 64 Bulls Eye Sale .................................................................. 133 Calgary Bull Sale ............................................................. 98 Carlrams Ranching Ltd. ...................................................29 Catalyst ...........................................................................154 CFI Insurance Group ......................................................154 Chestermere Herefords .......................................... 87, 151 Church Ranch ...................................................................73 Copper Creek Ranch ........................................Front Cover Corbiell Herefords .............................................................4 Coulee Crest Herefords...................................................52 Courtenay Herefords ....................................................... 17 CP Herefords ....................................................................97 Crone Herefords...............................................................75 Dallas Farms .............................................................44, 151 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Tranplants Ltd. .......................154 Dorbay Polled Herefords ............................................... 152 DW Herefords ................................................................. 161 East Central Bull Sale ......................................................53 Echo Valley Farm ............................................................ 151 Ehlke Herefords.............................................................. 153 Elmbar Polled Herefords ............................................... 152 Eureka Hereford Farms Inc. ............................................82

Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. ............................ Back Cover Fulton Herefords ..............................................................83 Garrett Ranch Ltd. .................................................152, 159 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ..................................................93 Glenrose Polled Herefords & Angus ............................160 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ..................................154 HBM Polled Herefords ................................................... 152 HerefordsThatWork.com .............................................. 152 Hill 70 Quantock Ranch .....................................................5 Hinterland Polled Herefords ......................................... 133 Holloway Farms Ltd. ........................................................37

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

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Jenkins Ranche.................................................................33 John B. Blacklock Auctioneer .......................................154 Jones Hereford Ranches ............................................... 151 JoNomn Hereford Ranch ................................................ 20 Justamere Ranch ............................................................ 46 K-Cow Ranch ....................................................................25 Keith Gilmore Foundation ...............................................92 Keith Wise Truck Lines Inc. ..........................................154 Klein Farms .......................................................................67 Kootenay Polled Herefords .............................................36

Family Traditions Continue

We would like to thank our program supporters from 2010. We will be at the Lacombe Bull Sale with 2 year old Polled Herefords and Red and Black Angus & Wildrose Breeders Group at Viking, AB, April 2, 2011 with Red & Black yearling bulls.

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Lacombe Bull Show and Sale ......................................... 84 Lakeford Polled Herefords ............................................ 151 Lamportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polled Herefords ...................................94, 151 LCI Herefords.................................................................. 151 Lian Mor Polled Herefords ..............................................28 Lilybrook Herefords ..................................................16, 151 Little Fort Herefords ....................................................... 45 Little Red Deer Hereford Farm ..................................... 151 Lock Farms ...................................................................... 152 Lone Pine Cattle Services .............................................. 66 Lost Lake Ranch ............................................................. 151 Lyons Polled Herefords ......................................... 119, 152 Mahjam Farm.................................................................. 153 Manitoba Hereford Association ................................... 152 Maple Hill Herefords .......................................................33 McCoy Farms .................................................................... 13 Medicine Hat Bull Show & Sale ..................................... 98 Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords .............................3 Midwest Horned Hereford Sale .....................................23 Misty Valley Farms .......................................................... 21 Moccasin Flat Ranch ............................................. 100, 151 MJT Cattle Co. Ltd..............................................................8 MN Herefords .................................................................. 65 Myalta Farms .................................................................. 151 NBG Polled Herefords .............................................. 14, 153 NCX Polled Herefords ............................................ 151, 158 Oulton Farm .................................................................... 153 Pahl Livestock Ltd. .......................................................... 89 Parkvista Hereford Farm/Double F Cattle Co. .............63 Phantom Creek Livestock ............................................... 71 Pine Butte Ranch..............................................................72 PWC Herefords ................................................................ 43 Rainy Creek Herefords .................................................... 81 Ranch Ready Bull Sale ...............................................34-35 Richardson Ranch ....................................................94, 151 RSK Farms ....................................................................... 152


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S. Jones & Sons............................................................... 152 Sampsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thunderbird Ranch Ltd. ............................ 152 Scott Alta Farms ............................................................ 152 Skelton Cattle Co. .......................................................... 152 SNS Herefords ....................................................38-39, 152 Square D Herefords ...........................................................9 SS Cattle Company Inc. ................................................. 152 Standard Hill Polled Herefords.......................................22 Stauffer Farms Ltd. ......................................................... 99 Stockmens Insurance ....................................................154

Westgard Windimuir Herefords..................................... 51 WLB Livestock ...........................................................11, 152 Wyatt Farms .....................................................................55 XTC Hereford Farms ....................................................... 88 YV Ranch ........................................................................... 15

Taboo Polled Herefords ................................................. 153 Tide Creek Herefords ...................................................... 91 Triara Superior Genetics .................................................74 Triple A Herefords............................................................47 Ulrich Hereford Ranch ............................................. 12, 152 Verbeek Herefords...........................................................87

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Zip and the Bull W

e were checkin’ cows and fences way out on the summer range Fall was in the air, and the breeze indicated a change The sky was blue and the rangeland air was clean And Zip, my trusty cow horse was working like a dream

We found some cows in a meadow, resting under the trees I said “Billie you’re good at this, so count’em will you please” The cows were content, lying still with their bellys full And pretty soon Billie rode back and said “Guess What? We’ve got an extra bull! Now drivin’ a bull away from the cows will test a horse for sure That bull gave it a good try but ol’ Zip he gave a lot more He met his every move, he could beat him any day And pretty soon that bull agreed and said O.K. I’m on my way. So we trailed him up there a mile or two back to is own home range Then set to patchin’ the hole in the fence while our hobbled horses grazed A coffee from the thermos hit the spot when the job was done Then I heard a noise and saw that bull coming back on the run I dropped my cup and swung aboard and was taking down my rope I’ll teach that son of a gun a lesson, Zip can catch him at a lope I spurred his sides and he lurched then looked around And said cowboy if you don’t take my hobbles off…we’ll both be on the ground.

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Sire Extra Pounds With Proven Genetics Performance  Tested  Under  Ranch  Conditions 5  Bulls  to  Calgary  -­  March  2  &3 8  Bulls  to  East  Central  Bull  Sale  -­  March  18 4  Bulls  to  Lakeland  College  Performance  Bull  Test  Station  Bull  Sale  -­  March  26

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MN 30L ASTER LAD 931N LO 21D STD LASS 57F FE 7F SUPER LAD 101J FE 135D BRIT DOM 135L

FE 351S BRITISHER 55W CTY BRITISHER 143L FE 143L STD RIBSTONE 351S VIKING STANDARD LADY ET 2N MACS RED RIBSTONE LAD 7R FE 7R RED RIBSTONE 48T FE 101J SUPER RIB 61R

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MN 30L ASTER LAD 931N LO 21D STD LASS 57F L7 787 JUBILEE 179K FE 5G STANDARD LASS 169L

FE 18S ASTER LAD 37W LO 931N ASTER LAD 18S

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