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October October 2011 2011

The The Official Official Magazine Magazine of of The The Canadian Canadian Hereford Hereford Association Association

2011 Commercial Producers of the Year Haraga Ranch, Ranch, Alberta Alberta Haraga The Steeves Steeves Family Family Farm, Farm, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan The Bar Z Z Ranch, Ranch, Manitoba Manitoba Bar

Genetic Predictions An Update Update on on Hereford Hereford Genomic Genomic Tools Tools An

All In The Family

75+ Years Years of of Line Line 11 Herefords Herefords and and their their contributions contributions to to 75+ Hereford and beef cattle populations Hereford and beef cattle populations

2011 Commercial Edition


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contents October 2011 Volume 69 | Number 3

Left to Right: Lois Adamson, Bernice Mitchell, Doris Fenton. Lifelong Hereford fans . Photo Credit: Barbara Mitchell

features

contents B R A D D U B E AU P h o t o s B y PAU L A D O E N Z

DR. DORIAN GARRICK

Hardy Cows

Genetic Predictions

The Haraga Style

An Update on Hereford Genomic Tools

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No Fences Expanding Markets into Foreign Lands

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Herefords On Your Wall Using Facebook to Expand your Field of Influence

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Fed Hereford Project Update Keith Gilmore Foundation 2011 Golf Tournament & Scholarship Winners

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

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All In The Family

A Lasting Brand with Hereford Influence

75+ Years of Line 1 Herefords 94 and their contributions to H ereford and beef c at tle 95 populations

Ontario Provincial Report

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Saskatchewan Provincial Report

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Alberta Provincial Report

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58 B R A D D U B E AU P h o t o s B y PA M R O H L

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

Bar Z Ranch Retires

A Trip to Kazakhstan

Honoured in its Final Chapter

Canadian Herefords Abroad

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columns

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UpFront

106 Cowboy Poetry

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President’s Message

107 Quick Reference

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Message du Président

109 Auctioneers, Consultants and Services

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Hereford Horizons

110 Hereford EPD Averages

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World Hereford Conference

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General Manager’s Report

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Rapport du Directeur Général

Digest Subscription Form & Ad Deadlines

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Show Results

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Bonanza 2011 Results Manitoba Provincial Report

100 British Columbia Provincial Report 101 CJHA Report 102 Special Service Award 102 4-H Achievements 104 Hereford Farewells


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schedule of events OCTOBER 7-9 .......................................... Expo Boeuf MOE Show, Victoriaville, QC 7-11 ............................................................ Harvie Ranching Internet Sale 8-10.......................................Maritime Fall Fair MOE Show, Halifax, NS 8......... Ontario West Zone Sale, Carson’s Sales Arena, Listowel, ON 10....... Ottawa Valley Pick of The Valley Sale, Carp Fairgrounds, ON 15 ..... C & T Polled Herefords Production Sale (evening), Kisbey, SK 15 ...ANL Polled Herefords & Guests Production Sale, Steelman, SK 16 ......................Blair Athol/Haroldson’s & Friends Sale, Alameda, SK 17 ........................................... Square-D Production Sale, Langbank, SK 18 .................. 15th Annual British Breeds Bonanza Rancher Calf Sale, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB 22 ..East Central Zone Annual Meeting, Omemee Curling Club, ON 22 ............................................... Partners for Progress Production Sale at Maple Hill Farms, Clark Hill Shefford, QC 22 ..........................................................Atlantic Bonus Sale, Nappan, NS 30 ..........................Red, White & Proud Hereford Sale, Saskatoon, SK NOVEMBER 1 ..............................British Breeds #2, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB 1-10.............................................Triple A Herefords Internet Heifer Sale 3-6 ...Manitoba Winter Fall MOE Show - Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB 3-5 ............................................ Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Show 3 .................................................... Stockade Lady Heifer Jackpot 4 .............................................................. Polled and Horned Show 4 .......................................................King of the Ring Bull Jackpot 5 .....................................................Junior Exhibitor Female Show Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 3 ....................................Ontario Hereford Assoc. Futurity Show 5 ................................................Eastern National Hereford Show Farmfair International 8 ................................................................... Hereford Genes Event 9 ................................................................Western National Show 11 ............................................................ Headliner All Breeds Sale 8-10........................................................................Supremacy Online Sale 9-12 ....................................................Saskatoon Fall Fair, Saskatoon, SK 10-14 ...................................................................WLB Internet Heifer Sale 11-16 ..............................................................Big Gully Farm Internet Sale 12 ......................... Bar N Ranch & Cattle Co. Ltd. Complete Dispersal, Lethbridge, AB 14 ......................Hereford & Hereford Influence vaccinated Calf Sale, Brussels Stock Yard, ON 15 ................................... Brost Land & Cattle & Guests Sale, Irvine, AB 16 ............................... The Amigos Production Sale, Medicine Hat, AB 17 ............................................Doenz Ranches Annual Sale, Warner, AB 18 ...................Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. Production Sale, Irma, AB Canadian Western Agribition 22................................................... Market Steer Show & Sale 24....................................................... Agribition Hereford Sale 25................................... Agribition National Hereford Show 25................................................. Agribition Red Coat Classic DECEMBER 1 .........................................................Conway Herefords Herd Dispersal 3 ..............................Ontario West Annual Zone Meeting, Guelph, ON 6.........Stromsmoe Hereford & Angus Production Sale, Etzikom, AB 8.......................................... Justamere’s Sale of the Year, Brandon, MB 8............................................... MHA Good As Gold Sale, Brandon, MB 10......................... MC Quantock “Canada’s Cow” Sale, Vermilion, AB 19..................... Ad Deadline for the January Issue of The Digest

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JANUARY 7 ......................... Manitoba Hereford Association AGM, Brandon, MB 17-19....................Manitoba Ag Days, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB 20 ................................................................................................ Ad Deadline The Next Generation Semen and Embryo Directory 20-21 ...................................Camrose Bull Congress, Camrose Alberta 28 ....................MC Quantock “Canada’s Bull” Sale, Lloydminster, SK FEBRUARY 4....... Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Sale, Lloydminster, SK 7 ....................................Bannerlane Production Sale #12, Livelong, SK 8............................................... Misty Valley Farms Sale, Maidstone, SK 9...................... 13th Annual Midwest Hereford Sale, Lloydminster, SK 10................................. 3rd Annual Moving On Bull Sale, Cut Knife, SK 11............................. MJT “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale, Edgerton, AB 18 ....................16th Annual Pine Butte Ranch Bull Sale, Kamloops, BC 20 ............... Ulrich Hereford Ranch Spring Bull Sale, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB 21 Anderson Family Herefords Sale, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB 25 ................... McCoy Cattle Co. & Beck Farms Bull Sale, Regina, SK TBA ..Holloway Farms Ltd, 2nd Annual Production Sale, Castor, AB TBA ..................................................JNHR Bull & Female Sale, Clyde, AB HEREFORD & HEREFORD INFLUENCE SALES BRITISH COLUMBIA Kamloops –Hereford/Angus Influence .............................Oct. 25 Williams Lake Hereford/Angus Influence. .................Oct. 19 & 20, Nov. 9 & 10 Vanderhoof – Hereford/Angus Influence ........................ Oct. 21 ALBERTA Fort Macleod – British X .....................................................Oct. 11 Medicine Hat Feeding Co. Hereford/Angus Classic .................................................Oct. 28 Hereford/Angus Powerhouse..........................................Nov. 2 Calgary Stockyards – British Influence British Influence. .................................Oct. 15, Nov. 12, Dec. 3 Balog Auction Services, Inc. – 14th Annual British Breeds Bonanza Rancher Calf Sale #1 ..................................... Oct. 18 British Breeds #2 ............................................................. Nov. 1 SASKATCHEWAN Assiniboia Livestock Auction Hereford/Angus Presort................................. Oct. 29, Nov. 26 Maple Creek (Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc) Hereford/Angus Presort.................................................Oct. 22 All Breed Presort, featuring Hereford/Angus ............Oct. 39 All Breed Presort, featuring Hereford/Angus ..............Nov. 3 Mankota (Mankota Stockmen’s Weigh Co.) – All Breeds Calf Sale featuring Hereford/Charolais/Angus ..................Oct. 28 Heartland Livestock Services (Swift Current) Sorted Baldie Sale ...........................................................Oct. 29 Heartland Livestock Services (Lloydminster) Hereford/Angus Influence .............................................Nov. 16 MANITOBA Winnipeg Livestock Sales..................................................... Oct. 7 Heartland Livestock Services (Brandon) Hereford Influence Presort............................................Oct. 25 ONTARIO Ontario Stockyards, Cookstown......................................... Oct 18 Hereford & Hereford Influence Calf Sale, Brussels Stockyards,Brussels .............................................Oct 28 Hereford Sale, Lindsay Livestock Exchange, Lindsay, ON ....... Oct. 29 Phone: 1.888.836.7242 Fax: 1.888.824.2329

Cover photo courtesy of Copper Creek Ranch, Princeton, British Columbia. The photo was submitted as part of our 2011 Cover Photo Contest.

Email: herefords@hereford.ca

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Cow Weight EPDPlease be aware that the Cow Weight EPD (CW or CowWt) has undergone a significant improvement.

When the EPD was originally designed by Agriculture & Agrifood Canada’s Lethbridge Research Centre over 10 years ago, statistical methodology and computing power was limited. Previously, CowWt was calculated on CHA data only as a stand-alone trait with no correlations or relationship adjustments to the other traits in the evaluation. Accuracy was also severely overestimated, due to restrictions in computing power. With this EPD release we have moved to the BreedPlan model for calculating CowWt. The move to the new model for calculating CowWt allows the inclusion of all cow weights taken by all four participating PACE countries (Canada, USA, Argentina, and Uruguay). CowWt is now included as a fully correlated trait in the multi-trait evaluation, which means that its relationship with all other traits in the evaluation is estimated and taken into account during the calculations. This model allows us to weigh cows during a 60 day window either side of the calf weaning date, providing breeders with more flexibility, although it is recommended to weigh cows at the same time you weigh calves at weaning. Repeated weights are now included in the new model, rather than simply using the last reported weight. Cow weight records are adjusted to 5 years of age. Management groups are determined by the calf management group, unless the cow has experienced special treatment. What you will see: CowWt EPDs have increased significantly due to the shift to the new model. This does not mean that actual cow weights have increased over the breed, but rather that the new CowWt EPD now relates to the yearling weight EPD more accurately and reflects the genetic trend we have been experiencing for cow weight. Just as the yearling weight EPDs are higher than the weaning weight EPDs, cow weight EPDs must necessarily be higher than yearling weight EPDs in a full multi-trait model. This was expected, and more accurately represents the genetic merit of cow weight. CowWt accuracies PACE Deadline have dropped substantially, due to the removal of the over adjustment in accuracy The deadline for submitting weights to we have been experiencing with the Lethbridge model. How to get the most out of the new CowWt EPD: 1. Weigh every cow every year – the analysis will sort out which weights to use 2. Weigh cows when calves are weighed at weaning 3. Management groups are not required, unless a cow has experienced different management than her calf 4. If also recording body conditions scores, please do so at the same time as weighing

MOE Show Reminder Complete MOE show results must be sent to the CHA office as soon as possible after the completion of the MOE show. Please fill out the Digest MOE Show form when submitting results to the office. Call 1-888-836-7242 if you would like to request a form. •

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Nomination Deadline is January 2, 2012 The deadline for Honour Roll, Memorial Scroll, and Ambassador Award nominations is January 2, 2012. For nomination forms or for more information, contact the CHA office or visit our website at www.hereford.ca •

be included in the Spring 2011 PACE run is November 1st. Please have your birth and weaning weights into the office by this date. All calves should be identified in groups when reporting weights this fall. Animals under the same management system should be in the same group. Genetic evaluations rely on accurate well defined management groups. The age range to take weaning weights is 110-300 days of age. Weaning weights and indexes are more meaningful when calves are weighed near 205 days – this means that the closer the AVERAGE AGE of the ALL calves weighed is to 205 days, the more reliable the data is. Calves do not actually have to be weaned before taking 205 day (weaning) weights. Use this opportunity to body condition score or weigh your cows as well. •


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upfront Karin Schmid will be leaving the Canadian Hereford Association after four years and three months in the role of Breed Development Co-ordinator. Karin has accepted a position with Alberta Beef Producers (ABP) as that organization's new Beef Production Specialist. She will start her new position with ABP on October 3rd, 2011. Karin’s last day with the CHA will be September 29th, 2011. Karin played a key role in the CHA's junior program, in breed development programs, writing and editing for the Hereford Digest and in catalogue production among other things. Karin will be missed at the Canadian Hereford Association. Please join the staff of the CHA in wishing Karin all the best in her new endeavour at Alberta Beef Producers. •

Friends of Bonanza Award

Lee Gunderson, Associate Publisher of Alberta Beef Magazine visits with Gordon Stephenson, CHA General Manager at Hardisty Field Day. Thanks Lee for the help with the pictures. •

25 Years

The CJHA was pleased to announce T Bar C Cattle Co as its 2011 Friends of Bonanza. •

Ben Fox, President of the Manitoba Hereford Association presents a 25 year pin to Don Guilford of Guilford Ranch at the 2011 Manitoba Field Day. •

Congratulations to Monique Labossiere who celebrated 25 years with the Hereford Association in 2011. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the Hereford breed, Monique! •

Congratulations

to Bill and Brad Lamport of Lamport’s Polled Herefords for taking third place with a straight Hereford steer at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Quality Beef Competition which features animals from the annual UFA Steer Classic. For the past ten years, Lamports have had animals finish in the top ten. This year was no exception, as they had three top ten finishes for cuts of beef from Hereford and cross bred Speckle Parks. They took home $2,500 in prize money. Way to go.

Corrections: Please note that in the “Hereford Faces of Spring” on page 25 of the August 2011 Issue of The Digest, that Willow Creek Ranch is actually from Hixon, British Columbia. In the August 2011 GM Report, please note that “RSK” Polled Herefords at Brandon, Manitoba, was misprinted as “RSM”. We apologize for the mistake and any resulting confusion. 11


  

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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

As we enter the busy fall season we look back on a great summer of Hereford events. There have been many outstanding shows, field days and Junior events across the country. Hereford Week in Saskatoon was a resounding success. The Junior Bonanza and CHA AGM were very well attended. The future of the Hereford breed looks bright when you see the enthusiasm and hard work of the large number of Hereford Junior members. Thank you to the organizing committee for putting on such a tremendous event! Your CHA board had some very productive meetings in Saskatoon. We are always looking for ways to give breeders the tools to improve the quality and marketability of the breed. Thank you to the directors for donating their time and efforts to the betterment of the breed. The CHA is a strong democratic organization that gives its members opportunity to address matters that are of importance to each individual. Issues discussed at the AGM included genetic abnormality testing, A.I. sire permitting and the decision about whether or not to designate the WHC show “non-aerosol”. The CHA has a general non-aerosol policy but allows for a host province to make the final decision on its respective shows. Four different levels of our organization have voted to hold a non-aerosol WHC show. The Alberta Hereford Association, at its AGM, voted by a large majority in favour of this motion. The WHC planning committee and the CJHA also both voted in favour of this decision. There are many good arguments for and against aerosol grooming product use but the overriding argument hinges on health issues. A significant number of our young people have allergies or asthma problems and many of our

Everyone with international contacts in the Hereford business should be getting in touch with their friends and extending an invitation to the World Hereford Conference next year from July 13th to the 18th, in Calgary and Olds. older breeders have breathing concerns. Since manufacturers of aerosol products have removed the carcinogen methylene chloride from their products, there is the misconception that these products are now safe but that is not the case. Aerosols contain small airborne particles that are not healthy to inhale and are a respiratory irritant. The negative health effects on humans are well documented in scientific literature. This lung irritation could be a causative factor in the high incidence of illness in people and cattle at the shows where aerosols are used. Numerous non-aerosol grooming products can now be used for fitting animals for shows. It is commendable that exhibitors are progressive in recognizing the important move to choosing grooming products that do not compromise the health and well-being of our children, international visitors and cattle. At the AGM, the board felt it was important to have continuity going into our World Hereford Conference year and I am honoured to be re-elected to a second term as president of the association. All of the committee chairs will remain the same for the next year also. We have in place an experienced board to complement the well established WHC committee planning structure. Everyone with international contacts in the Hereford business should be getting in touch with their friends and extending an invitation to the World Hereford Conference next year from July 13 – 18 in Calgary and Olds. I know several of our members who are traveling abroad in the coming year, who plan on promoting WHC to the farms and ranches on their stops. Thank you to these people for being great ambassadors of Canadian Herefords. Good luck to everyone throughout the fall show and sale season.

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Par Randy Radau

PR É SI D EN T D E L’A S S O CIATI O N CA N A D I EN N E H ER EFO R D

Nous entrons dans la saison automnale avec un grand enthousiasme qui découle des évènements Hereford qui se sont déroulés pendant l’été. Les expositions, les fêtes champêtres et les concours juniors ont été couronnés de succès d’un bout à l’autre du pays. La semaine Hereford, qui a eu lieu à Saskatoon a été un succès retentissant. Le Bonanza et l’assemblée générale annuelle ont attiré une importante foule. L’avenir de la race Hereford semble prometteur lorsque vous voyez l’enthousiasme et le travail acharné d’un grand nombre de membres Hereford juniors. Je remercie le comité d’organisation de nous avoir présenté un événement formidable. Les réunions de votre conseil d’administration ont été très productives à Saskatoon. Nous cherchons toujours les meilleures façons de fournir les outils nécessaires aux éleveurs afin d’améliorer la qualité de leurs animaux et la commercialisation de la race. Merci aux administrateurs qui offrent leur temps et leurs efforts dans le but de faire progresser la race Hereford. L’association hereford est une organisation solide et démocratique. Elle offre à ses membres l’opportunité de poser des questions qui sont importantes pour chaque éleveur. La majorité des discussions, lors de l’assemblée générale, reposaient sur le testage des anomalies génétiques, les permis pour les taureaux en insémination, et la pertinence d’abolir l’utilisation des produits aérosols lors de la Conférence Mondiale Hereford. L’ACH a une politique générale de non aérosol mais nous permettons quand même aux provinces hôtes des expositions de prendre la décision finale. Quatre niveaux différents de notre organisation ont voté en faveur de la non utilisation de l’aérosol lors des concours dans le cadre de la conférence. L’association de l’Alberta a voté en faveur de cette résolution avec une forte majorité, lors de leur assemblée

Nous encourageons tous ceux d’entre vous qui ont des contacts internationaux reliés à l’élevage Hereford, à inviter vos amis à la Conférence mondiale Hereford du 13 au 18 juillet l’année prochaine à Calgary et à Olds. générale annuelle. Le Comité de planification du Congrès et l’association junior ont également appuyé cette décision. Il y a beaucoup d’arguments sensés pour ou contre l’utilisation des produits de toilettage en aérosol, mais l’argument dominant repose sur des raisons de bien-être et de santé. Un nombre important de nos jeunes a des problèmes d’allergies ou d’asthme et un bon nombre de nos éleveurs plus âgés ont des problèmes respiratoires. Les fabricants de produits aérosols ont été proactifs en retirant le chlorure de méthylène cancérogène de leurs produits. Cependant les produits aérosols représentent quand même des dangers. Les aérosols contiennent de petites particules aéroportées qui sont nuisibles à la respiration et est un irritant pulmonaire. Les effets négatifs sur les êtres humains sont bien documentés dans la littérature scientifique. Cette irritation pulmonaire pourrait être un facteur important dans la forte incidence de maladie parmi les gens et les bovins aux expositions où on permet l’utilisation de ces produits. Il existe maintenant de nombreux produits de toilettage non aérosol qui peuvent être utilisés pour la préparation des animaux d’exposition. Il est important de souligner que plusieurs exposants sont progressifs en choisissant des produits qui ne compromettent pas la santé et le bien-être de nos enfants, de nos visiteurs internationaux et des animaux qui sont en compétition. Lors de l’assemblée générale, le conseil a estimé qu’il était important d’avoir de la continuité au sein des leaders durant l’année de la préparation de la Conférence Hereford. C’est avec grand honneur que j’ai accepté le poste de président pour un second mandat. Tous les présidents de comité resteront les mêmes pour l’année prochaine également. Nous avons donc en place un conseil déjà bien établi et expérimenté pour compléter la planification et la réalisation de la conférence.. Nous encourageons tous ceux d’entre vous qui ont des contacts internationaux reliés à l’élevage Hereford, à inviter vos amis à la Conférence mondiale Hereford du 13 au 18 juillet l’année prochaine à Calgary et à Olds. Je sais que plusieurs de nos membres prévoient voyager à l’étranger dans le courant de l’année à venir dans le but de promouvoir la conférence au cours de leurs visites de fermes et de ranchs. Merci à ces personnes d’être de grands ambassadeurs pour les Herefords canadiens. Bonne chance à tous ceux qui prévoient participer aux expositions d’automne et tous ceux qui auront une vente de production.

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By Brad Dubeau

D I R ECTO R O F CO M M U N I CATI O N S

The Canadian Hereford Association will continue to host the free Commercial Listing Service online into the fall again this year. Please remember that your buyers could benefit from this service, through the additional market exposure given to their calves. Breeders from across the country can also benefit for the same reason. We would like to see large numbers

Please remember that your buyers could benefit from the CHA’s online Commercial Listing Service, through the additional market exposure given to their calves. Breeders from across the country can also benefit for the same reason. using the service so that I can confidently direct cattle buyers to our website to check out what is available. When talking with buyers at auction markets, they typically have feedlots and producers they are buying for across the country. This service can potentially help them source cattle within specific regions. The listing service is one of the benefits of your CHA membership, so prod your customers to take advantage and let’s build it into something that works for everybody! We have offered our membership the opportunity to bid on advertising space on the cover pages of the Canadian Hereford Digest for the past two years. However, the bidding process has not worked out as we intended, to the benefit of our members. So beginning with the January 2012 Performance Edition, we will offer the sale of the inside front cover, the inside back cover and the back cover, on a first come-first served basis. We will offer an annual contract, at the rates listed below, if a member requests that option. The option will initially be offered to those who have used the bidding process in the past. Rates are set as follows: Back Cover: $1,300.00 Inside Front Cover: $1,200.00 Inside Back Cover: $1,100.00 Discounted contract rates do not apply to covers. We 26

want to continue to be as fair as possible, so please call in advance to secure the placement you want in the issue of your choosing. I’m pleased to say that calls have been coming in steadily from across the country, to book space in the 2012 World Hereford Conference Commemorative issue of the Digest, which will be mailed in May, 2012. This will be a one-time-only, special issue that will be a collector’s edition of the Digest. Extra copies will be circulated to international Hereford and beef industry members and to all World Hereford Conference attendees. Regular contract advertising rates do not apply to this issue. Call today to reserve your space. It’s an issue you can’t afford NOT to be in! Finally, commercial yearling prices continue to be very strong, with calf prices predicted to be equally strong throughout the fall. I’ve been told that many old bulls have been culled through the auction markets, which bodes well for breeders’ bull sales this fall and next year. Commercial producers are replacing these bulls with new ones and Hereford is increasingly the “flavour” they are choosing. Continue to cull hard and sell only

Call today to reser ve your space in the 2012 World Hereford Conference Commemorative edition of the Canadian Hereford Digest. It’s an issue you can’t afford NOT to be in! those you would be proud to run with your own cows. This will keep your customers coming back. Both purebred and commercial Hereford females continue to be in demand and ongoing international exports are putting pressure on what’s available domestically. Again, marketing only your best females will keep both domestic and international marketing opportunities alive and strong. Looking forward to seeing you all at the sales this fall. Travel safely. See ya down the road!!


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World Hereford Conference Updates Registration Information for attendees and exhibitors will be available towards the end of October on the website. It will include contact information for our tour coordinator, Monica Hillis of Tier One Travel for booking tours, hotel rooms and various registration packages. Cattle exhibitors will be provided with show entry information in the Spring of 2012. Market Steer Show Update:

Taking place on Saturday, July 14th, the Market Steer Show will be part of the regular Calgary Stampede UFA Steer Classic competition and features $10,000.00 in prize money for the Champion Hereford Steer. The Champion Hereford Steer will also be eligible for the Calgary Stampede overall Champion From All Breeds. We encourage as many Hereford breeders as possible to enter the UFA Steer Classic competition.

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We are looking for volunteers to help the various committees during the conference. Contact the CHA office to volunteer or for more details!

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Hardy Cows The Haraga Style By Brad Dubeau D I R ECTO R O F CO M M U N I CATI O N S Photos By Paula Doenz “I like my cows to be low to the ground, deep and broad backed with good hair, good feet and legs and nice level udders with small teats,” says Ken Haraga of Haraga Ranch – the Alberta Hereford Association’s Commercial Producer of the Year for 2010. “Long legs are for race horses,” he says. Haraga Ranch runs 230 head of predominately Hereford cows and doesn’t see that changing for the foreseeable future. Located just north of Skiff, Alberta, the ranch was established by Ken and his father,

Buis from Foremost and continued to live in Skiff, farming and raising his family of four. Tyler and Nancy Haraga are currently living on the original farmstead of Isador and Zusanna. Ken always preferred cows to sitting on a tractor and when the ranch came available, he and his dad purchased it, allowing Ken to do what he always wanted to do. The ranch consists of about 7,500 acres. About 170 acres is hayland, while 60 acres is dedicated to green feed (either triticale or oats).

60 days, before they are pulled. Cows not bred in that time frame are culled. They calve from March to the end of April or the first week of May. Calves are weaned during the third week in October when the steers and beef heifers head to Balog Auction in Lethbridge to be sold at the British Breeds Bonanza. About forty heifers are retained for replacements and are backgrounded at the ranch. In years when heifer numbers are high, the ranch later sells bred heifers, either privately or by auction. One year the Haragas consigned a small bunch to

Haraga Ranch runs 230 head of predominately Hereford cows and doesn’t see that changing for the foreseeable future. John Haraga in 1990. Today, Ken and his wife Trish, along with their son Tyler and his wife Nancy, operate the ranch. Ken’s dad John and mother Alice are now retired and make their home in Lethbridge, Alberta. John Haraga immigrated to Canada from Czechoslovakia when he was 8 years old with his mother, Zusanna, to meet up with his father, Isidor who was already in Canada. John married Alice

Right from the start, Hereford was the chosen breed to make up the cow herd. “My dad always favoured Herefords, mainly due to their rustling ability and disposition,” say Ken. The herd is mainly a straight Hereford operation with a bull battery of ten or eleven horned Hereford bulls to service the cows and two Black Angus bulls for the heifers. Bulls are turned out around June 1st for three cycles or

The Amigo’s Bull Sale in November and they will consider doing that again. When they are in short supply, Ken will purchase heifers very selectively, to suit his cowherd criteria. The main cow herd is wintered at home, grazing the coulees. Feeding doesn’t start until the first of February and continues through calving until the cows are turned back out to pasture.

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When it comes to buying bulls, Ken and Tyler always take into consideration the bull’s mother and her udder quality. “When I find a bull I like, then we try to get there a week or so before the

“My dad always favoured Herefords, mainly due to their rustling ability and disposition.” - Ken Haraga sale to see the mother, if possible,” says Ken. Together, they look for bulls with good confirmation and length, that are deep and thick. A birth weight of around 100 lbs or lighter is targeted. When it comes to EPDs, Ken and Trish leave that to their son Tyler, who studies them and looks for a well balanced set rather than focussing on single trait selection. When it comes to handling the cows,

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the Haragas try to do everything on horseback in the pasture or the corrals. Their cattle respect horses and are used to them, so handling the herd doesn’t happen on foot. Cows are checked and gathered that way and calves are roped and dragged to the traditional wood burning fire at branding time. All bull calves are cut with a knife. The Haragas believe the Hereford breed has changed recently, for the better. Ken and Tyler still prefer moderate framed Hereford cows and stress that breeders continue to cull hard on udders and feet. They believe such efforts will keep the breed strong and is part of the reason that Herefords are moving into a more popular position amongst the other breeds. In general, Ken and Tyler feel positive about current cattle industry markets. They hope that it encourages more young people to stay or become more involved in the industry. Ken and Trish have three children: Carmen, Linsay and Tyler. Tyler is married to Nancy and they have one son, Brill and are expecting their second child in March. Tyler works

at the ranch through the winter and spring and is employed with the county from May through September. Nancy also works off the ranch where she owns and operates, Curl Up’n Dye hair salon in Foremost. Tyler’s future plan for the ranch is to expand the cowherd and land base. “I would like to start a bred heifer program, to generate a different income, rather than just playing the

Ken and T yler still prefer moderate framed Hereford cows and stress that breeders continue to cull hard on udders and feet. fall market;….try to take advantage of the high prices when we can,” says Tyler, who participates in the Medicine Hat Pen show. He received Reserve Champion Pen of Open


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Heifers in 2010. Ken and Trish’s eldest daughter, Carmen, is married to Matt Gareau, and they have one child named Lucas. Second eldest is Linsay, who is married to Jason Houweling. Their children are Aiden and Ava. Ken enjoys attending brandings and appreciates the opportunity it affords him to visit with neighbours. As well as helping on the ranch, Trish also works away from home as a

Customer Service Representative at ATB Financial in Foremost, Alberta. Trish has also initiated West Ridge Ranch Retreats which hosts groups interested in quilting, scrapbooking, or pursuing creative interests. “My goal is to develop a home-based business that will eliminate working off the ranch,” say’s Trish. Ken says their Herefords know how to rustle. They have good hair coats and they winter well and that’s the reason

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for their “stayability” in this herd. Plus, “if a guy wanted a change in bulls, Herefords cross with nearly anything,” says Ken. “It’s not about the money, it’s about the life style. We love ranching and our prairie landscape. We’re looking forward to the future, working with our son and his family. It’s wonderful passing this on to a future generation that already loves this way of life,“ Trish comments.

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The Steeves Family Farm was selected b y t he Sask at che wan board of Directors as the 2010 Saskatchewan Commercial Producers of the Year. The operation is located southwest of Carnduff, Saskatchewan, with the majority of its pasture nestled in the Souris River valley on native grass pastures. Jason Steeves represents the third generation on the Steeves family

about 1945. The herd, at the time, numbered about 25 head. Other farm enterprises included wheat, barley, oats, and flax for feed and for the commodity market. Ted worked with his father his whole life. He married Maragret Elizabeth Douglas in 1967. Maragret and Ted had grown up together because their family farms neighboured each other. Maragret’s grandfather, John Douglas established her family’s operation,

and rented land. The Steeves crop about 2,200 acres of wheat, oats, barley, flax and canola. The 2011 spring cropping season was one of the most challenging i n memor y, w it h t he re cord rainfall experienced in southeast Saskatchewan. About 300 acres is used for hay, while the remainder is pasture. The cows pasture along the Souris River, about four miles from home, on the opposite

The farm was first established on nine quarters of land in 1938, by Ted’s parents, Roy James and Hilda May, with the help of Ted’s grandfather, Rodney. Herefords came into the picture as breeding bulls for their Milking Shorthorn cows by about 1945. farm. He and his father, Ted, own and operate this long-standing mixed farming operation. The farm was first established on nine quarters of land in 1938, by Ted’s parents, Roy James and Hilda May, with the help of Ted’s grandfather, Rodney. Herefords came into the picture as breeding bulls for their Milking Shorthorn cows by

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passing it to her father, Sidney. The property was a military homestead following the Louis Riel Rebellion. Ted and Maragret purchased a portion of the Douglas farm after their marriage, incorporating it into the Steeves operation. The Steeves family farm now consists of about 4,000 acres of both owned

side of the river. When the Souris was in full flood, Jason says local roads were closed, making it a 250-mile round trip to check the herd on grass. He laughs now about one trip to check the cows when he realized he had forgotten the salt. Normally, they turn the bulls out on


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June 25th but this year, they decided to turn them out five days earlier, based on flood reports. At that point, they could still get to the cows using the traditional roads they travelled. It was a good call. Three days later, the river spilled its banks, creating a much longer journey than normal, until it receded over the course of a couple months. Growing up, Jason owned a couple of

the spring after calving as possible, to give the calves a clean environment. The herd is then rotated onto stubble and slough land after harvest to utilize the “waste” acres from the grain farming and anything the combine may have thrown over. This allows the native grass to regrow in the fall and hold snow for the following year. The calves are weaned the first week

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Why a Hereford? “Because she is a rugged cow that will look after herself and her calf when conditions are tough,” says Ted. They have tried Charolais bulls and Simmentals through A.I., but they have consistently preferred the Hereford and baldie calves. “The program has worked well,” says Ted. “We’ve considered breeding more straight Hereford, based on inquiries

When the Souris was in full flood, Jason says local roads were closed, making it a 250-mile round trip to check the herd on grass. cows of his own. After high school, he bought a package of straight bred Hereford heifers. These were the only females ever purchased for the herd. In 2007, Jason bought his dad Ted’s interest in the Steeves’ cowherd, which now numbers 116 head. These cows carry the brand SS over bar which originated with Roy James Steeves. The straight Hereford cowherd is crossed with Black Angus bulls. Hereford bulls are also used to breed their own replacements. Cows start calving the first week of April and are moved to native pasture as early in

of December and are backgrounded together until late February or early March, depending on the market and weather. At that point, Hereford and baldie steers are sent to Taylor Auct ions in Melita, Manitoba. Hereford heifers that aren’t selected for replacements and all the baldie heifers are sold at the same time. The Steeves have built a good reputation on these females which are sought after by local farmers for replacements. Continuous herd improvement is achieved, in part, by using the best bulls they can afford.

I’ve had for Hereford heifers,” says Jason. “There just aren’t enough of them around.” Ted has two brothers and one sister and Maragret has two sisters, all who have careers off the farm. Ted and Maragret have two boys - Douglas John, who has his own career off the farm and Jason. Jason is married to Memarie and together they have two children, Bailey (6) and Dallyn (4). Ted and Maragret enjoy the family farm and spending time with their family. He also enjoys touring the upper Midwest of Canada and the United States.

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Jason enjoys helping his neighbours round up horses used in PMU barns on horseback. Both Ted and Jason believe the future looks bright for the farming community. Jason sees fewer people involved with larger operations and continued demand for the Hereford breed, as it is more economical. Ted

agrees and expects to see Hereford and Angus mother cows dominate the pastures. He believes the Hereford breed has greatly improved in his lifetime. Ted and Maragret are considering retiring in the next year or so. Plans involve moving to a local small town but Ted will stay involved at the farm,

helping Jason, as long as he is able. At that point, the farm will be solely operated by Jason and his family and as they transition to the next generation, the Hereford breed will continue to play a lasting role.

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an average year. Today, the ranch is run by Ruth, the widow of Larrie Zahorodny and their hired man of sixteen years, Ronnie Ryan. Originally, John, Larrie’s dad, lived on the east side of St. Martin and was a commercial fisherman and logger, fishing at Lake St. Martin and

until 1989 before retiring to Ashren, Manitoba, where she makes her home today. When Larrie and Ruth were married in 1970, they took up residence at a neighbouring farm where they rented. In 1979, Larrie and Ruth established a new home on the original ranch, about four miles away from John

They used horned Hereford bulls until they made the change in the 1980s to polled genetics. There are 16 to 18 bulls in use each year, depending on the number of breeding pastures in use. The cowherd, in its prime, numbered 250 head. Hereford Association as Manitoba’s Commercial Producer of the Year. Bar Z Ranch is located at Homebrook, Manitoba; about 160 miles or a 2.5 hour drive north of Winnipeg, off highway six. It consists of 10,000 acres of crown land and 1,500 acres of private land. Over the years, Larrie and Ruth have cleared and improved the land. There is now about 3,000 acres of wild hay and 600 acres of an alfalfa, timothy, brome mixture, which produces 4,200 round bales in 46

Lake Manitoba. During that time, his family had a few cows. Following his marriage to Verma, the couple purchased a ranch that became available eighteen miles west of St. Martin, on the north side of Lake Manitoba and Peonan Point. The property was not serviced by hydro, running water or even a proper road. John and Verma made do with lake water and a wood burning stove. John remained on the ranch until his death in 1984 and Verma stayed on

and Verma’s home. With the new home, hydro and other services were introduced to what would become the new ranch headquarters. John and Verma eventually moved to that location, also, to share the newly acquired services. Ruth remains at that same location still today. From 1984 to 1989, Larrie and Ruth gradually purchased Verma’s interest in the cows and from 1989, have been in control of ranch operations. Lar r ie was also a commercial


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fisherman and held his licence throughout his entire life. When Ruth left teaching, in the winter of 1985, she also got her licence to fish with Larrie on Lake Manitoba to supplement their income. Ronnie eventually also got his licence and joined them. Either Ronnie or Ruth would take turns in the beginning one fishing with Larrie and the other feeding the cows. Eventually, Ruth let

it was closer to the ranch. Larrie became ill in 2009 and the decision was made to sell the steers and some beef heifer calves that fall, keeping only the potential replacement heifers. Larrie had a minor heart attack in 2009, from which he recovered. But during his treatment, cancer was detected. It was cancer that ultimately took his life on January 4th, 2010.

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from five different Manitoba breeders. Larrie and Ruth had no children to carry on the ranch but Ruth has continued operations, until now, with the dedicated help of their herdsman, Ronnie and neighbours who helped through calving and haying seasons. This year, Ruth made the decision to sell the ranch. She will reduce the cowherd going into the fall of 2011 and plans to run a grasser operation

“The Herefords are a hardy, low maintenance breed that doesn’t eat nearly as much as the exotics do,” says Ruth. “They also typically have good udders and make great mothers.” Ronnie and Larrie carry the fishing load while she stayed home to feed the cows. Commercial fishing is open from November through March and typically, the Zahorodnys fished until the cows started calving. Then, all focus turned back to the ranch. Calving at Bar Z starts around the 18th of March and bulls are turned out around the first week of June. They used horned Hereford bulls until they made the change in the 1980s to polled genetics. There are 16 to 18 bulls in use each year, depending on the number of breeding pastures in use. The cowherd, in its prime, numbered 250 head. Calves are weaned in November, depending on when the cows come home from the bush. About 90% of the cows come home on their own and the stragglers are rounded up using a bike or feed pail. Prior to Larrie’s death, all the calves were held over for backgrounding and then turned to grass and sold as long yearlings. Traditionally, the yearlings were sold at Ste. Rose Auction Market but in 2009, they moved to Interlake Cattlemen’s Co-op in Ashern, because

Ruth Zahorodny with her new sign from the Manitoba Hereford Association

In the spring of 2010, a government program was launched to encourage First Nations youth to get involved in cattle ranching. The good reputation of the Zahorodny cattle herd helped the family to sell about 40 head, under that program. The entire 2010 calf crop was sold last fall, except for about 40 replacement females. Each spring, Larrie and Ruth have culled the herd hard, based on performance standards. They tracked every cow’s calving record and knew if she aborted, had a heifer or bull calf or if she had twins. They have stuck with straight Herefords, over the years, because the breed can best withstand the cold in the bush. “The Herefords are a hardy, low maintenance breed that doesn’t eat nearly as much as the exotics do,” says Ruth. “They also typically have good udders and make great mothers.” Larrie looked for good temperaments in the bulls he sought to purchase. He also looked for and appreciated good legs, a strong back and good depth of body. Bulls were typically purchased

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over the next year or two or until the ranch sells. While Larrie’s first love was to work on the ranch, he also enjoyed fishing and hunting. Both Larrie and Ruth enjoyed evenings and weekends taking their boat out onto Lake Manitoba. Ruth is now active with curling and seniors’ slow pitch. She volunteers at local community events and enjoys reading. While it is not without sadness that she gives up ranching, these things will keep her active, she says, when land is sold.

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An Update on Hereford Genomic Tools By Dr. Dorian Garrick E X ECU TIV E DIR ECTO R , N ATIO N A L B EEF CAT T LE E VA LUATI O N CO NSO RTI U M (N B CEC), A N D PRO F E S SO R O F A NIM A L SCIEN CE , I OWA S TAT E U N IV ERSIT Y

The Hereford breed is the first beef breed to develop its own genomic predictions, which will soon be marketed, to the benefit of its members. Genomic prediction is already causing a revolution in livestock improvement. In the dairy industry, it has greatly increased the use of young bulls that historically were seldom used prior to obtaining their progeny test results. Genomic prediction is also being used for within-line selection in chickens and in pigs. Over the last half century, where beef cattle genetics are concerned, a wealth of information has been communicated on the use and interpretation of EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) for selection. “What exactly is an EPD?” A practical response would be to say it is a measure of the superiority (or inferiority) of a parent, assessed in terms of the impact its genes have on the performance of its offspring, measured in the units of the trait (i.e. pounds of birthweight). However, there has long been an alternative definition of an EPD. That is, the sum of the values of the gene variants that a parent passes on to its offspring. Previously, we have not known how many genes are responsible for the variation we observe in traits like birthweight, and we have had no idea of the particular values of those gene variants. This has begun to change as we move into the era of genomics.

Whereas genetics is the study of inherited characteristics, genomics is the study of the entire genome – all the genetic material – which can now be extensively characterized on an individual animal by sequencing its DNA for a cost of $2,000-$10,000 per animal, depending upon the depth of coverage. The genome can also be characterized using highdensity SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) arrays or panels, to obtain genotypes at about 700,000 (700k) positions along the genome

genotyped animals are passing on to their offspring. This process of characterizing the EPDs of genomic fragments is known as a training analysis and many such analyses have recently been undertaken by Dr. Mahdi Saatchi, a post-doctoral researcher at Iowa State University, using Hereford records from the U.S., Canada, and Argentina, on all routinely recorded traits. Dr. Saatchi’s work is funded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), through its contribution

In other words, genomics allows EPDs to be provided on young animals at or before puberty, thereby markedly increasing the accuracy of EPD information, compared to conventional EPDs. - Garrick for about $200, or at 50,000 (50k) positions along the genome for less than half that cost. Collectively, these sequencing and genotyping technologies have or will revolutionize human medicine, livestock improvement and biological research. Using these high-density 50k SNP arrays to obtain genotypes on a population of 1,000 or more animals with reliable EPDs, or a few thousand animals with individual phenotypes, we are now in a position to obtain EPDs for the individual chromosome fragments that these

to the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC), which has a goal of expediting industry implementation of genetic search findings. The training analysis estimates the EPDs of genomic fragments. Once the EPDs of genomic fragments are known, these can be used to estimate genomic EPDs (gEPDs) of other genotyped animals, regardless of their age or sex. In other words, genomics allows EPDs to be provided on young animals at or before puberty, thereby markedly increasing the accuracy of EPD information, compared to

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conventional EPDs. Adding genomic information would not improve the accuracy of prediction of widely used sires whose offspring have been individually measured for the trait of interest. That is because a wellmanaged progeny test is still the gold standard for genetic evaluation. [When gEPDs are available, they will be blended with traditional EPDs, so that all the information from predigree, observed measurements and genomic information become one number.] In the future, it is hoped that

have not yet been used for training, they have been used for validating the quality of the predictions obtained from the analysis of the U.S. data. If it turns out that the predictions can be used across countries, all the samples will be pooled for collective training activities to improve the accuracy of the predictions in all the collaborating Hereford populations. This outcome will be of particular benefit to the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA), as it will reduce the implementation of genomic

the predictions are applied to other Hereford populations, such as those in Canada, Argentina, or Uruguay. In future analyses, genotypes of Canadian animals will be pooled with those from U.S. animals, to develop genomic predictions for either country. Providing both conventional EPDs and genomic predictions (gEPDs) on animals would be confusing to scientists, A.I. companies, bull breeders, and bull buyers. The most appropriate way to communicate gEPDs are to include them in routine

In the future, it is hoped that genomic prediction will be useful to evaluate animals for traits such as feed efficiency and health indicators, which are not routinely measured in breed associations today. genomic prediction will be useful to evaluate animals for traits such as feed efficiency and health indicators, which are not routinely measured in breed associations today. Such complex traits remain more of a challenge than predicting performance for traits that are cheaply and routinely recorded, such as growth and ultrasound information. The fact that they are recorded allows genomic information to be repeatedly validated. The 1,081 American Hereford Association (AHA) animals that have been used to-date in the 50k-based training analyses include individuals from a number of different American sources. In contrast, while the Canadian and Argentine samples

selection tools for Canadian breeders. It will also leverage the U.S. investment in developing the training population. So far, the accuracies of genomic predictions are quite good in immediate relatives of the training animals, but are less accurate in distant or unrelated animals, with virtually no predictive power in other breeds. The accuracy varies according to the amount of training data (more being better), from one trait to another and how closely the animals you are interested in are related to the training population. This has particular implications when the initial training analysis is done on U.S.-sourced animals and

national evaluations in the same way that ultrasound measures are used to improve the predictions of carcass traits. In order to incorporate marker information, it is necessary to estimate the genetic correlations between gEPDs and the traits, which summarizes the value of the marker information. The training analyses utilize published EPDs on the training animals and generate very accurate predictions of the training animals themselves, as there are 50,000 chromosome fragments for which EPDs can be obtained, rather than one or two phenotypic observations. In order to obtain an independent assessment of the accuracy of the

Table 1 gEPD Heritability

AHA Genetic Correlation in Herefords

AHA Prediction from Angus

AAA Genetic Correlation in Angus

Birth weight

0.94

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Calving Ease (direct)

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Calving Ease (maternal)

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Fat

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Marbling

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Rib-eye Area

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predictions in AHA animals, the approach is to use a method known as cross-validation, whereby animals are sorted into groups based on pedigree information, and every animal in every group has a gEPD obtained from training in analyses that excludes their own data.

The quality of the predictions in 75 Canadian Hereford bulls were obtained by training all the 1,081 AHA animals with EPD information and predicting the EPDs of the Canadian bulls that have been 50k genotyped. The results are in Table 2, compared to the AHA results.

Once a routine system is implemented by the AHA & the CHA, hair samples from breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; animals submitted to GeneSeek for genomically enhanced EPDs, will contribute to the training data, so that predictions become progressively better. These gEPDs are then used, along with the published information, to compute the genetic correlations required for pooling the genomic and conventional information. This allows us to determine the accuracy of prediction in that group, by comparing their gEPD with their published conventional EPDs. The results of those analyses undertaken at Iowa State University (the official AGBU results are not yet completed) are shown in the Table 1. The predictive abilities of gEPDs for 1,081 genotyped AHA animals, based on genetic correlations, are in column 3 and range from 0.18 to 0.43. At the top end, these values account for 18% genetic variance, much better than the 4% genetic variance which was the best obtained using acrossbreed predictions of AHA animals from training analyses undertaken in some 3,500 Angus AI bulls (column 4). The within-breed predictive ability in Angus (AAA), from training on 3,500 Angus A.I. bulls, is reflected in correlations from 0.51 to 0.80 (column 5) that account for up to two-thirds genetic variance, showing the benefit of increasing the training population size from 1,000 to 3,500 animals. Once a routine system is implemented by the AHA & the CHA, hair samples from breedersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; animals submitted to GeneSeek for genomically enhanced EPDs, will contribute to the training data, so that predictions become progressively better.

Experience has shown that validation on small samples can be quite variable, and this is evident in the results where some traits (like fat and marbling) show higher predictive ability in the CHA data than in the AHA data, whereas others (like weaning weight, yearling weight, and rib-eye area) show lower predictive ability. Similar validation has been undertaken for pan-American evaluated bulls, including 61 sampled from Argentina and 104 from Uruguay, which are now being genotyped. The Argentine validation results are poorer than the CHA results, and this may reflect more distant relatedness between the Argentine and AHA bulls, as well as genotypeenvironment interaction effects. It

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may be that the South American bulls are better evaluated by training on their own population, but this will be researched, as more data in all the populations becomes available. Training and validation analyses will be repeated in an ongoing manner whenever there are sufficient recruitments to the population of 50k genotyped animals. It is hoped that all Hereford A.I. sires will, from now on, be routinely genotyped with the 50k panel. This will ensure that many of the young Hereford animals targeted for genomic prediction will have their sires in the training data. Such populations will then be available for researchers to use in their endeavors to increase the accuracy of genomic prediction by imputation to higher density genotypes (or sequence) and by pooling of animals across breeds. Improved accuracy of prediction will then benefit all breeds and users of Hereford genetics, as will as consumers of Hereford beef.

Table 2 CHA Prediction from AHA

AHA Genetic Correlation in Herefords

Birth weight

0.51

0.40

Weaning weight

0.08

0.34

Yearling weight

0.13

0.33

Milk

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0.21

Calving Ease (direct)

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0.33

Calving Ease (maternal)

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0.18

Fat

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Marbling

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Rib-eye Area

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Scrotal Circumference

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75+ Years of Line 1 Herefords

& their contributions to Hereford and beef cattle populations By Catherine Brown

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Donnie Gillespie of Wymark, Saskatchewan, runs 120 purebred Hereford cows and sells 25 to 30 bulls and a group of yearling heifers annually. He recently drove 35,000 kilometres across western Canada looking for a specific kind of Hereford female that would fit his strict criteria for udders and fertility. He ultimately veered south instead and found the right kind at Cooper’s Ranch in Montana.

says. “And that’s important for a maternal breed.” Donnie really appreciates what he calls “phenomenal” udders. He also appreciates the predictable performance offered by the Line 1s. The line has strong, welldocumented carcass data and traits such as early maturity and early growth; areas in which Donnie says the breed can sometimes use a little help. He makes that statement from his perspective as a brand inspector

adding the Line 1 influence again is like adding a dose of hybrid vigour. Clint Kopelchuk of PK Herefords, near Yorkton, Saskatchewan, runs 110 cows and markets 15 to 20 twoyear-old bulls annually. Kopelchuk also has a good female market into commercial herds for his straight Herefords and baldies. Kopelchuk is just getting started with the Canadian Hereford Association’s (CHA’s) Total Herd Enrolment

“The Line 1’s laid many building blocks in the scientific foundation for modern-day national and international genetic improvement programs.” - Dr. Mike MacNeil, Fort Keogh Agricultural Experiment Station Gillespie’s family had previously used Line 1 Hereford genetics for over 28 years. They went back to straight Canadian genetics for a while but for the past two years, Donnie has put down top dollar for a couple of Cooper bulls. The females from those bulls are already a sought-after commodity, says Donnie. “They are remarkable females,” he

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who sees about 25,000 cows weekly. Donnie isn’t one to follow breed trends. He uses the predictable L1 influence as a piece of the puzzle for added maternal power and performance in his herd. He knows he gives up just a little on hair coat but he’s banking on giving up a little to gain a little. His optimal female, he says, is an L1 half-blood. And now that his herd is significantly diluted,

(THE) program and has his eye on improving performance traits. Kopelchuk’s father and uncle used Line 1 bulls in the seventies and the Line 1 influence remains in some of his pedigrees. He recently found good performance EPD numbers on a Line 1 bull at Cooper Ranch. But he also looks forward to what the bull will bring to his herd phenotypically. They tend to be a little smaller framed


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than typical Canadian Herefords and they’ll add some pigment and shape, he says. They are a little more “type” oriented, he says. And he knows the Line 1 cross will bring some outcross genetics into the herd. Asked what has sustained the Line 1 cattle over the years, in his mind, Kopelchuk says “performance has sustained them but so has the line’s good females.” “It’s the phenotype – the shape and the pattern of the Line 1s – and the milk,” that have Murray and Bridget Andrews sold. Two years ago, the Andrews, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, also introduced a Line 1 bull to their herd. They run 100 purebred Hereford females and 120 commercial Hereford-influence ADVANCE DOMINO 20 as a yearling

females and sell 35 to 40 bulls annually. The Andrews want to keep what they have but add to it a dose of bone and good udders and proven carcass quality offered by the Line 1s, which, because of the nature of the line, also offer exceptional consistency and predictability. Using Line 1s “takes the guess work out,” says Murray, who adds that in conventional pedigrees, it is difficult to guess what udders were like three or four generations back. Murray’s family used Line 1s as an outcross when he was younger. His decision to reintroduce the line is not unlike that of increasing numbers of his Hereford colleagues, if reports of Canadian sales from American breeders of Line 1 Herefords is correct. Line 1 Herefords are the product of 78 years of intentional line breeding of two bulls, half-siblings themselves: Advance Domino 20, noted for the maternal qualities of his progeny; and Advance Domino 54, noted for the growth potential of his progeny. “I don’t believe there is any other line in any breed that can make the same claim,” says research

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geneticist, Dr. Mike MacNeil, who manages the Line 1 herd at Fort Keogh (pronounced “Fort Keo”). The line was first intentionally selected for performance traits. “The implied breeding objective was economic return above feed costs,” says MacNeil, in a historical review of the scientific contributions of Line 1 Herefords, commemorating the line’s recent 75th anniversary. In cooperation with the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station, the Fort Keogh Agricultural Research Station (ARS) intended to develop true-breeding lines of Hereford cattle, especially adapted to western range areas and possessing high fertility and superior quality, according to MacNeil. But the results of the project have been far more widereaching than imagined. They quite literally changed the face of the beef industry forever. In MacNeil’s words, it “laid many building blocks in the scientific foundation for modern-day national and international genetic improvement programs.” In the 1930s, research on Line 1s focused on methods of measuring performance of beef cattle. In his review, MacNeil writes that data from Line 1 Herefords contributed to the first estimates of heritability and

ADVANCE DOMINO 54 as a yearling

L1 DOMINO 77618: Popular herdsire at Fort Keogh, selling in 1980 to Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Montana & Lone Star Hereford Ranch, Henrietta, Texas for $160,000.00

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genetic correlation for beef cattle. “Work with Line 1 has also contributed greatly to the understanding of maternal genetic effects in beef cattle,” says MacNeil. Ultimately, crossing with other inbred lines provided early estimates of heterosis for beef cattle, complimented by later observations that heterosis resulted in complete

The Line 1s were also the first to show a negative correlation between genes affecting growth and genes affecting maternal traits. This finding has since been confirmed many times. “The practical significance of these results is found in the recognition that ‘selecting on the basis of gain, from weaning to yearling age, will increase the genic value for yearling gain but will cause a small loss in genic value for milking ability’,” says MacNeil. When high birth weights were identified as a main contributor to calving difficulty, a selection experiment was initiated to evaluate a strategy of using sires with below average birth weight and high yearling weight. The strategy resulted in less frequent need for calving assistance of two-year-olds “but failed to establish a favourable genetic trend in calving ability,” says MacNeil. Increased fatness of market progeny and earlier maturity of replacement females were noted, however, as resulting from the strategy of selecting for low birthweights and higher yearling weights, when compared with selecting for yearling weight alone. A comprehensive review of effects

old) cows. The Line 1 experimental herd also greatly contributed to research on cancer eye and on prolapse of the vagina and uterus. A genetic predisposition to the former allowed for selection against it. As for prolapsing, MacNeil says he knows of no specific evidence suggesting there is a genetic predisposition to the condition in both Line 1s and throughout the general Hereford population, despite the fact that it is widely believed by many breeders to be “genetic”. MacNeil notes that animal breeding research changed focus in the mid1990s, as laboratories were equipped to identify small fragments of DNA. Line 1 Hereford cattle were used in early studies of candidate genes affecting growth and milk production of beef cattle and then Line 1 Herefords were chosen to provide the basis for the bovine genome sequence. Dissemination of the Line 1 genetics at Fort Keogh began in the 1940s. Ray Woodward, the USDA scientist who was then in charge of the Line 1 herd, convinced his two brothers-in-law Jack Cooper and Les Holden of the merits of line breeding and selection,

In 1987, when Jack took over management of the Holden Ranch, about 25 to 30 per cent of his market was Canadian breeders. That market dried up for the past 20 years but he is now seeing renewed interest from north of the border. recovery of the accumulated negative effects of inbreeding. Fort Keogh’s breeding practices resulted in the longest running selection experiment using beef cattle worldwide. It resulted in “a long-term database which has provided an exceptional resource for prototype evaluations of procedures for national cattle evaluation,” according to MacNeil. While Fort Keogh researchers opened up the world of genetic evaluation, it also sought to simplify the evaluation of animals, through the use of visual appraisal, numeric scoring and linear measurements as selection tools. It was Fort Keogh research with Line 1 Herefords which proved that heredity plays a very important part in determining the gains of calves in the feedlot.

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of inbreeding in 48 lines of cattle in 1975 found birth weight and growth to one year of age to decrease with increased inbreeding of Line 1. Pregnancy rate of Line 1 Hereford cows also decreased with increased inbreeding. “While the effects of inbreeding were negative, selection has largely been effective in overcoming them,” says MacNeil. Performance records were used to also determine that male calves are typically 5.5 pounds heavier at birth and about 26 pounds heavier at weaning than their female contemporaries. It was also determined that calves from three, four and five-year-old cows were 41, 18 and 6 pounds lighter, respectively, than calves from mature (six-year-

based on performance, according to MacNeil. At that time, the recessive gene causing dwarfism was a problem for the Hereford breed and the Line 1s were free of the mutation. Meet the Coopers and the Holdens, who have intimately benefited from the research conducted with Line 1 Hereford cattle. Both are dedicated Line 1 American Hereford breeders. Mike Cooper, Jack’s son, carries on the strictly Line 1 herd, which stands at an inbreeding coefficient of 24 per cent. He raves not only about the performance of the Line 1s but also about the maternal qualities within the line. What sets the Line 1s apart, he says, is their predictability and the uniformity of calf crops. “It takes the guess work out,” says


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Cooper, who echoes Murray Andrews’ comments. And when they are used in conventional, unrelated Hereford populations, they are a compliment, in terms of the heterosis effect that is achieved. Cooper believes the Line 1s have corrected a lot of the original faults of the Hereford breed and are the result of balanced selection trends which never chased extremes. It is strong where performance is concerned, without sacrificing the breed’s milk and maternal traits. Like the rest of the Hereford populations, the Line 1s have also been successful at bending the curve where reducing

for females. In 1987, when Jack took over management of the Holden Ranch, about 25 to 30 per cent of his market was Canadian breeders. That market dried up for the past 20 years but he is now seeing renewed interest from north of the border. Fort Keogh has an annual bull and female sale in early March. According to MacNeil, the centre’s market is in North America but mostly in the USA. They simply haven’t done much work to promote their Herefords to export markets. The Fort Keogh herd is now 240 cows strong with a bull battery of 10

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Interest in Line 1 Hereford cattle from Fort Keogh was renewed in the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century, according to MacNeil, as the Hereford breed battled through another deleterious recessive condition, idiopathic epilepsy. Recent research has determined that 82 per cent of the U.S. Hereford population can now be traced back to Line 1 genetics from Fort Keogh. For calves that can be found in the Canadian herd book, that influence is determined to be just over 65 per cent, but this number is not definitive. Because the Line 1s have not followed

Line 1 Hereford cattle were used in early studies of candidate genes affecting growth and milk production of beef cattle and then Line 1 Herefords were chosen to provide the basis for sequencing the bovine genome. birth weights is concerned without sacrificing growth and good carcass traits. Jack started the Cooper herd in 1947 and the herd has remained closed since that time. He held his first production sale in 1967, together with the Holden ranch. Since 1979, each ranch has hosted its own sale. The past three to four years have demonstrated more Canadian interest in Cooper’s Line 1 genetics from Canadian customers, according to Mike. Jack Holden, who carries on his grandfather Les’ herd, now calves out 350. He also raves about the predictability and uniformity of Line 1 genetics. While the rest of the breed chased trends, Jack says the Line 1s have maintained “some of the best all-round females in the breed in udder quality, type and kind.” The Holdens sell bulls across the world and have seen them adapt well to a range of different climates. They have also had a steady market

bulls. Up to 14 lines were established between 1934 and 1955. Interest surged in the Line 1 Herefords with the importation of Continental breeds from Europe, owing to the selection of Line 1 for performance and growth, according to MacNeil. The average genetic relationship of Line 1 Hereford calves born in 2008 with Advance Domino 13 remained at just over 39 per cent. In 1980, the scientists that developed Line 1 were recognized with the USDA Superior Service Award for their impact on the beef industry. In 1984, 57 per cent of the bulls listed in the American Hereford Association (AHA) Sire evaluation were of predominately Line 1 ancestry.

breeding fads over the years, MacNeil says the L1 germplasm is something to fall back on to move genetics back to centre. And as the industry moves to a more quality-based marketing paradigm, MacNeil says the Line 1s offer great carcass value, especially in terms of better marbling, on average, than the rest of the population. MacNeil says he is aware of a few U.S. breeders who have ventured to start polled lines of Line 1 Herefords but he cannot identify them. He would consider venturing into that experiment himself, he says, if he knew he would live long enough. Influenced by research done at Fort Keogh, Montana cattlemen and the American Hereford Association were integral in forming the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF), which today is at the forefront of transforming performance concepts into industry action plans, according to MacNeil.

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While at a conference in Kazakhstan, a neighbouring country of Russia, Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) General Manager Gordon Stephenson was called out by officials who requested from him the formula for calculating EPDs. When Stephenson explained that it wasn’t as simple as a single formula, the scientist and agricultural officials thought Stephenson must be withholding it. Kazakhstan has a goal to become a beef exporting nation, rather than a

western Canada. Some Canadian Hereford breeders then had a chance to demonstrate that EPDs were about “step five” in several steps toward breed improvement pr ior it ies, where managing herd information is concerned. CHA President Randy Radau toured the group through his herd and demonstrated proper identification techniques such as tattoos and how he uses his facilities. He showed the group how he separates his bulls into specific cow groups in different pastures and how he keeps track of

coordinator, gave a presentation on EPDs, explaining that literally millions of formulas were involved in the calculation of each individual EPD, with the help of some very sophisticated computer technology and that only a select few companies in the world were capable of calculating EPDs.

While in Kazakhstan, Stephenson met with government agency personnel who were assigned to set up both a Hereford and Angus Association. beef importer. In a mission to increase and improve its cattle herd and genetics, it is importing thousands of purebred cattle, mostly from Canada, the U.S., Australia and Germany. Landowners and livestock farmers are being subsidized to import these cattle, as long as said cattle are backed by solid data such as EPDs (expected progeny differences). Stephenson attended the conference in April. Fast-forward to June 2011, when a contingency of Kazakhs visited

breeding information. Andy Schuepbach also hosted a tour of his operation of 600 purebred females, showing the group his ultrasound technology both for pregnancy checking and for measuring backfat, marbling and meat yield on yearling bulls. (Incidentally, the Kazakhs upon their return home ordered multiple units of the same ultrasound equipment.) And finally, the group gathered at the CHA office boardroom, where Karin Schmidt, CHA breed development Conference Centre at the Host Hotel

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This is all part of a steep learning curve for the Kazakhs in which the Canadian Hereford breed has become intimately involved. Gordon Stephenson was invited by the Kazahstan Ministry of Agriculture to speak at its International Scientific and Practical Conference in midApril. The conference hosted guest speakers from Russia and Europe but also invited Stephenson, Rod Guilford,

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m o s t o f w h o m r e p r e s e nt e d government officials. Invited speakers came from 20 different countries. Stephenson notes that France had the largest number of representatives in attendance. Their semen companies, he say s, are ver y ag g ressive promoting French cattle breeds into Russia and Kazakhstan. But most interesting of all, says Stephenson, is that very few, if any

adaptable to a range of conditions. He underlined the importance of the CHA’s Pedigree Act in terms of maintaining the integrity of pedigrees. Immerkar explained Canadian cattle production systems, while emphasizing the suitability of the Hereford and Ang us breeds to conditions in Kazakhstan, much of which are similar to Canadian

Over the past few years, Canada has exported about 3,000 Herefords to Russia and Kazakhstan combined, as well as semen and embryos. former Manitoba Hereford breeder and CHA president and now owner of Xports International Inc., and Miles Immerkar, manager of global beef programs for Semex. Jerry Cassady, regional manager of the American Angus Association was one of two speakers from the U.S.. Stephenson points out that there have been 1,300 head of purebred cattle imported to Kazakhstan from the state of North Dakota alone, in the past year. “The government agency Kaz Agro has a joint agreement with the state, which means there will be a preferred position for the importation of cattle from the USA,” he says. In total, conference attendees numbered little over 100 people,

actual producers were in attendance – an indication of Kazakhstan’s “top down” type of administration where agricultural policy and even production standards, are still very much dictated by government and where a fledgling market economy has barely established marketing infrastructures for its producers. In fact, producers are a privileged few landowners who, so far, are creating markets by building on their own growing production infrastructures. The scientific conference had a beef and dairy cattle focus. Stephenson’s presentation focused on the makeup of the CHA. He talked about the diverse locations of its members and how the Hereford breed has been

conditions. Guilford’s presentation explained the nature of his company and about the political protocols related to importing and exporting cattle. While in Kazakhstan, Stephenson met with government agency personnel who were assigned to set up both a Hereford and Angus Association. “They have no infrastructure in place to support an association and instead of breeders driving the process, it is government officials,” says Stephenson. “They have no concept of the private sector organizing their own associations.” Canada is advising them in this area. One of the largest Kakakh importers of Hereford cattle is the Dinara Ranch,

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owned by Bakyt Ataibekov, who says he will register his cattle with the CHA. Ataibekov has also appointed himself the President of the Kaz Hereford Association. “Russia has traditionally imported

Russia and Kazakhstan combined, as well as semen and embryos. These markets were established, in part by Canada’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture, John Knubley, who toured Russia and Kazakhstan two

T he “ t ake-home” message, here, says Stephenson, is the need to gear up to ensure we have enough good quality bulls and females to meet the demands of this market. a lot of cattle from Canada over the years, beginning with Herefords in the seventies and eighties,” says Stephenson. At the recent Canada-Russia forum in Ottawa in June, one Russian speaker declared that he had tried all major beef breeds in his country but that Herefords were outlasting them all. Over the past few years, Canada has exported about 3,000 Herefords to

years ago, developing relations with both countries. As Stephenson notes, the main Canadian exporting companies have all done a lot of development work to expand these markets. There has also been a lot of technology transfer between our nations, some of which is hired on a contract basis. This honour bodes well, in terms of the position it puts Canadian producers,

says Stephenson. The “take-home” message, here, says Stephenson, is the need to gear up to ensure we have enough good quality bulls and females to meet the demands of this market. It is also important to recognize the need to work with importers to ensure they have adequate information and technical support. “We’ll have a good market for some time, if we look after it,” he says. Stephenson’s visit to Dinara Ranch, as part of his trip to Kazakhstan, he says, has reinforced Ataibekov’s relationship and commitment to Canadian cattle. Aside from the numerous Hereford heifers imported to the Dinara Ranch, Ataibekov has also purchased 50,000 doses of Hereford semen from Semex and has set himself up as the Semex agent in Kazkhstan. “All in all, a very good trip,” says Stephenson.

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No Fences Expanding Markets into Foreign Lands

By Catherine Brown

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The grocery store and butcher shop features “Branded Hereford Beef” signage, inside and out. The beef inside is sold-out before the end of each day. Modern, and not unlike many butcher shops across Canada, with products on display behind glass in meat coolers, this particular butcher shop is half way around the world, in Kazakhstan. A window on the wall behind the counter allows customers to see the meat as it is cut and prepared. This is the retail outlet and butcher shop of Bakyt Ataibekov, the owner of Dinara Ranch. Dinara Ranch is the importer of hundreds of Canadian Herefords,

Stephenson, had the chance to visit Dinara Ranch. A mong t he most st r ik ing observations, as he toured the ranch, was the complete absence of any fences. About every five miles along a dirt road across the ranch, is a stucco house, where a herdsman and his family live. Near each house is a corral, two saddle horses and a well. Each herdsman is responsible for 400 to 500 cattle. The herdsmen spend all day with the cattle, wherever they might be grazing and each of them bring their respective herds back to the well for water once or twice a day. The herdsmen are also responsible for treating sick cattle. But they can only treat the ones they can catch by hand,

barn, with a roof and no sidewalls. Large pens inside the barn have dirt floors. It is a feedlot type facility. Large round bales sit in storage nearby as the feed supply. During Stephenson’s visit, some bulls were being fed in large pens and men were cleaning out the pens by hand, shoveling into a manure spreader. It represented the odd phenomenon, throughout the countr y, of old ways juxtaposed against the new. The newest most moder n-day architecture within its cities stand in sharp contrast to the traditions of a not-long-ago nomadic culture. It was the third week in April and the females recently imported from Canada were out on grass, albeit a

Among the most striking observations, as Stephenson toured the ranch, was the complete absence of any fences. as the Kazakhstan government subsidizes the expansion of his and other cattle herds, in an effort to augment the countr y’s beef production. On a recent visit to Kazakhstan, Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) General Manager, Gordon

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using no lariats and without the use of handling equipment. The Dinara Ranch sprawls across 150,000 acres. It was a sheep operation under the Russians, before the fall of communism. All Ataibekov’s cattle come in for the winter, under a very large pole-type

little early. They were busy calving. “The cattle appeared to have adjusted well and the ranch conditions were very similar to the environment they left in Canada,” says Stephenson. “The range is similar to southern Saskatchewan or Alberta, with rolling hills, light soil and low rainfall.” In


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nearby Almaty, Gordon could see a mountain range outside his hotel window. At the ranch, Ataibekov also grows rice and cleans it in a mill on-site. He grows potatoes and houses them in a large underground storage facility. He has thousands of ducks, sheep and 3,000 head of cattle. About 600 horses graze the ranch y e a r- r o u n d . H o r s e m e a t h a s

Retail outlet selling Hereford beef in Kazakhstan

racetrack with high fences. Bulls were turned out daily and chased around this 20-foot wide track. Otherwise, the centre was similar to those in Canada, housing mostly dairy bulls, and featuring offices, a lab and a storage area. After the USSR dissolved into individual countries, a lot of the large land holdings that were state farms became the holdings of individuals, based on their existing status. “The cattle population in Kazakhstan is primarily dairy,” says Stephenson. “They have consumed their beef faster than they can produce it. Their goal is to increase the country’s beef herd by 70,000 head, much of which will be accomplished through importations.”

“Their goal is to increase the country’s beef herd by 70,000 head, much of which will be accomplished through importations.” - Stephenson The city of Almaty, a 1.5-hour drive from the ranch, is home to the retail outlet and butcher shop owned by Ataibekov. Almaty is Kazakhstan’s original capital city. Once Kazakhstan became a Republic – the last in the Soviet republic to declare itself an independent country in 1991 – its communist-era leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, became the

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country’s new president and Astana was established as the new national capital. The city is just 12 years old. It is in a flat area, which Stephenson compares to Portage La Prairie. Stephenson visited an A.I. centre near Astana, owned and operated by a Zazakhstan government agency. Most striking about the centre was a large exercise area for the bulls, which Stephenson describes to be like a

“The range is similar to southern Saskatchewan or Alberta, with rolling hills, light soil and low rainfall.” - Stephenson traditionally been the preferred meat in Kazakhstan. About a mile out from the ranch, a small town is home to about 300 of Ataibekov’s employees. He takes responsibility for these employees and has built them a town hall for weddings and special events, along with a Mosque and other ammenities. While Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion, Islam is the religion of more than 70 per cent of the population and Christianity, the faith of most of the remainder. The ducks, horses, sheep and cattle are killed and processed in two slaughterhouses in this small village, which features modern equipment and handles about 50 beef animals per day.

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Rod Guilford of Xports International Inc., based in Manitoba, describes ag r icult ural product ion in Kazakhstan to that of Canada, some 50-plus years ago. “Those who come with money and expertise and a business can homestead on anywhere from 10,000 to 100,000 hectares of land,” he says. But they would have to start from

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Some Facts About Kazakhstan » Ranked as the ninth largest country in the world, it is also the largest landlocked country, stretching through Central Asia and into Eastern Europe. » Ethnically and culturally diverse » The country is making progress toward developing a market economy » Has ex per ienced sig n if icant economic growth since 2000, partly due to its large oil, gas and mineral reserves. Energy is the leading economic sector. » D emo c r ac y ha s not g a i ned much g round since 1991. In 2007, Kazkhstan’s parliament passed a law granting President Nazarbayev lifetime powers and privileges, immunity from criminal prosecution and inf luence over domestic and foreign policy. » Over the course of his 20 years i n p o w e r, Na z a r b ay e v h a s repeatedly censored the press through arbitrary use of “privacy” laws and refused demands that the governors of Kazkhstan’s 14 provinces be elected, rather than appointed by the president. » K a z a k h s t a n i s of f ic i a l l y a president ia l republ ic but displays strong author itar ian characteristics. » Is equivalent to the size of Western Europe, with Russia to its north, China to its southeast, the Caspian Sea to its west and is bordered to the south by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.

First calf Canadian heifers on the range at the Dinara Ranch

scratch, he adds. Government subsidies offered to increase cattle production are offered only to those with an existing herd of 100 or more cows, says Guilford. It is encouraging larger operations to go more large-scale. The subsidies are encouraging groups with money to invest in land and cattle, even if they come to the enterprise with no farm background.

About 600 horses graze the ranch year-round. Horsemeat has traditionally been the preferred meat in Kazakhstan. The smaller producers who come from the communal farms have no established equity and only a little land and therefore have no choice but to become employees of the larger landowners, according to Guilford. These producers are looking for ways to advance but there is no market system in place in which to sell their livestock. The breakdown of the old communist

» Educat ion i s u n iver sa l a nd m a nd at or y t h r oug h t o t he secondary level and the adult literacy rate is 99.5%. » Due to their nomadic heritage and culture, the Kazakhs are passionate about horse riding and still have great interest in equestrianism and horse racing. » Grain and l ivestock are it s most impor tant ag r icult ural commodities.

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system has left many land squatters who have foraged an existence for themselves with small tracts of land. Those who were higher up along the chain of command found jobs in the closest cities. Neither has there been a system to culture young people with marketable skills or production knowledge in the countryside. “While cattle rearing is essentially in their blood and they know how

to manage the health and welfare of cattle, the technical side of production eludes them and they are now racing to catch up with the technology used in the rest of the developed world,” says Guilford. Stephenson describes the Kazakhs as largely of Mongolian heritage, descending from nomadic tribes. He says they are a very friendly people.


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ALL  CATTLE  CONFIRMED  IEF,  DLF,  HYF

Buddy,  Frances,  Lance  &  Tyler  Leachman

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Using Facebook to Expand your Field of Influence

Herefords On Your By Catherine Brown “Facebook allows us to be part of the world,” says Don Richardson, of Tlell Polled Herefords, Richardson Ranch, one of British Columbia’s most prominent Hereford herds. That might be said about a lot of rural Canadians. But when you’re a resident of Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen

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his that he liked online. Don was able to put up extra photos and link this prospective customer to a YouTube video of the animal through their connection on Facebook. He says it was much easier than e-mailing him large photo files. To what extent Facebook can be used as a successful marketing tool depends on how active a person

share the content they like with all their other connections on Facebook. “The challenge is to have your friends re-post things; the ‘go viral’ concept,” says Don. What Don appreciates most about Facebook is that it’s free. It’s also instantaneous, he says. In fact, it’s more reliable than phone service where he lives. When he brings cattle

Richardson considers Facebook an extension of his business’ website, which acts as the hub of his online presence. Charlotte Islands, at least a sevenhour ferry ride away from B.C.’s mainland, you’re just about as rural as it gets. Richardson Ranch was founded in 1919 and has been producing Herefords since 1981. But Don says he can count on his fingers and toes the number of breeders who have ever actually walked through his cattle herd. Yet they run a well-marketed, thriving seedstock business, doing business across the world. Don considers Facebook an extension of his business’ website, which acts as the hub of his online presence. A prospective client recently e-mailed Don for more photos of an animal of

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is connecting with their fellow Facebook “friends” online. When members of Facebook log on, they see news feeds from everyone with whom they are connected. In other words, everyone’s latest posts, be they pictures, videos or comments, will show up on their “newsfeeds”. When visiting someone else’s page, such as that of the Richardsons’, users can click the “LIKE” button and once they do, the Richardsons don’t even need to accept them as a friend. They will automatically start receiving recent posts or updates from Richardson Ranch. The LIKE button demonstrates a user’s interest but it also lets them

out to shows, he can upload his show results the same day. And other Facebook users can leave comments on those photos. If they click the LIKE button, all their Facebook friends will then be able to see that photo as well. His Facebook account also allows him to keep track of traffic to his site. It tells him the number of views it had each day and the percentage of those that interacted with his page. He receives about 10 to 15 new visitors on the average day. He also knows that 700 people viewed a bull photo that he uploaded within two days of the show where he was pictured recently. “The traffic is substantial,” he says.


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But most of it is from within North America. International Hereford breeders have been more interested in joining with Don’s personal Facebook page, he says. A video that Don uploaded one night had 241 impressions by the following night. Facebook also gives Don a weekly summary of the activity on his account. Once you have a personal Facebook account, you can branch out to create a business page. Privacy settings can

to the Richardsons’ sale catalogue, along with convenient links to YouTube videos. Don and other breeders alike use Facebook as their correspondence tool. Others upload a lot of content about their families, giving their pages a more personal touch. Still others use Facebook as one of many tools to promote their brand, list show and sale results and congratulate the successes of their customers. Another interesting example of Facebook’s interactive power to

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Being a Facebook user allows you to stay abreast of the news and latest events relating to all the people and operations with whom you are connected. Log on just to see what other people have to say or use it to spread your own news or get a conversation started by posting your own comments. Katie Songer, of Lucky Springs Farm, is also owner of 5Gallon Creative, a graphic design company in Calgary, Alberta. She goes so far as to say that Facebook and all its advantages

The LIKE button demonstrates a user’s interest but it also lets them share the content they like with all their other connections on Facebook. “The challenge is to have your friends re-post things the ‘go viral’ concept,” says Richardson. be set on your personal page if that is your choice, he says. Don has conversations online through Facebook with his kids and family when they are away from home. It keeps them involved on the ranch, he says. The Richardsons can direct online traffic to their Facebook page through their website, from print ads in industry publications and from bulk e-mails and catalogues. And of course, traffic is directed there through networks on Facebook itself. Once there, you’ll find “the face” of Richardson Ranch. On-farm activity and cattle movement is updated regularly. Fresh photos are continuously added of new calves, the herd, of show and sale cattle, of field days and of bulls at the test station. And you’ll find links there

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influence, is a case involving a very large seedstock operation in the U.S. which owns a particularly large bull battery marketed extensively internationally. People who are unknown to this operation can upload photos of animals sired by their bulls and using a Facebook tool, can “tag” those photos to the breeder, allowing them to show up on the breeder’s Facebook wall. This allows the breeder to become familiar with the person who sent the photos – a potential future customer that is using their genetics. And because their site is so heavily trafficked, and the breeders so well respected, the photo sender then has increased exposure, simply by virtue of association. Facebook is the biggest social networking tool online.

often beats out regular websites in terms of versatility and usefulness. Some people are getting away from websites as their online information hub, she says. “It’s free and it’s easy to start,” she says. “And you can easily post things like commentary, photos or videos, with virtually no computer or website knowledge.” It’s also easy to update, she says, making it a good supplement to a website. But best of all, says Songer, is that your audience is targeted. So unlike your website, which has to work to bring people in, Facebook makes connections within a network of people with similar businesses, hobbies and interests. Gauge what part of your business is most popular or what cattle are most


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in demand by the type or amount of feedback your Facebook page gives you, suggests Songer. One of Facebook’s functions is its

Songer. Facebook users can control their search parameters with names and keywords to allow for maximum

“For about $150, a small ad inside the sidebar can be purchased, to be seen by your targeted audience.” This ad, she says, can be used to drive traffic

Best of all, says Songer, is that your audience is targeted. So unlike your website, which has to work to bring people in, Facebook makes connections within a network of people with similar businesses, hobbies and interests. “Event” tool, which can be used to keep people up-to-date with the events of your operation. It can also be used to send out mass invitations to people on your list and these people can use the same tool to send back their response, according to

exposure on search engines like Google, says Songer. And what’s more, she says, Facebook pages actually come up first, before websites and other references, under Google. “Facebook can also be a relatively cheap way to advertise,” says Songer.

Creating Your Facebook Connection 9 Go to www.facebook.com 9 Under the heading “Sign Up”, provide required information, then click green box: “Sign Up”. 9 Wait for your confirmation e-mail from Facebook to confirm your registration. Click on the link in the e-mail to confirm your registration. This will log you into Facebook. 9 Under the heading “Step 1: Add Friends”, choose friends to add based on the suggestions provided. 9 Under the heading “Step 2: Find Friends”, enter your e-mail address and password to locate friends in your e-mail contacts who may also be on Facebook. Choose friends to add based on suggestions provided. 9 Under the heading “Step 3: Profile Information”, complete education and work information for your profile page. 9 Under the heading “Step 4: Profile Picture”, upload a photo from your computer or use your Web cam to take a photo of yourself for use as your profile photos. Click the “Save and continue” button. 9 You will be taken to your home page, where all status updates from your friends will appear under the “News Feed” heading. 9 To create a status update, type your information in the “What’s on Your Mind?” box and click the “Update” button. 9 Under the “Suggestions” heading on the right side of the home page, you will see the names of people with whom you share mutual friends. To add a suggestion as a 74

friend, click “Add as Friend” and follow instructions. 9 To view your profile, click “Profile” in the top, blue bar on the page. 9 To upload photo albums, update biography and profile information, or view your “Wall” where friends may leave messages and your activity is recorded, click on the appropriate tab at the top of your profile page. 9 To view a friend’s profile page, search for his/her name in the search box at the top of your home page. Select the appropriate name from the list. Once on the friend’s page, you may write on his/her wall or send a private message by clicking “Send [friend’s name] a Message” under the profile photo. Creating a Page for your Ranch or business: 9 Once you’ve created a personal profile on Facebook, click “ads and Pages” in the left navigational bar from your home page. 9 On the “Advertising” page, click “Pages” in the top navigational bar. 9 On the “Facebook Pages” page, you will find tabs providing the following options: “Overview”, “Prepare”, “Step by Step” and “Find New Fans”. 9 Once you have reviewed this information, click the green “Create a Page” button at the top of the “Facebook Pages” page. 9 Follow the instructions to set up your Facebook page.

to your website or other social media cites. While some ranchers promote their operations on their personal Facebook profile page, they are advised to create a “page” or “group” for their operation, as explained below, because of the extra features it gives them. They can make the most of this page by updating it often. If you have a personal Facebook Profile and your friends are all related to your business, advisors say not to create a separate business Profile on Facebook. One shortcoming of Facebook encountered by Don is that it won’t allow users to upload conventional pdf files. Files must be converted to jpg format. And websites, rather than Facebook, are recommended for the transfer of large, detailed amounts of information about an operation or a cow family, for instance. That’s why a website is sometimes recommended as a central location where fans and friends can go to find more detailed information that you can alert them to on Facebook. A website is also considered critical for reaching a more expansive audience. For the more targeted approach, Facebook is where it’s at.


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Fed Hereford Project Update By Karin Schmid M.SC

B R EED D E V ELO PM EN T CO O R D I N ATO R

The Fed Hereford Project, in conjunction with Dr. Kee Jim of Feedlot Health Management Services, is still ongoing for 2011. This project is designed to return actual carcass data to the original owner, and to the Canadian Hereford Association for use in genetic evaluations. Dr. Jim will again purchase (those interested may retain agreed upon percentage of ownership) Hereford feeder cattle and provide the carcass data. Cattle on this program should be at least 50% Hereford, having either a registered sire or registered dam. Carcass information from straightbred Herefords (two registered parents) may be eligible to be included in the EPD evaluation. Please remember that submitting the correct CCIA

number to the CHA office along with parentage information is crucial. The necessary forms that need to be sent to Dr. Jim’s office are available on the Performance Program section of the CHA website (located under the Projects tab at the bottom of the page). Once those forms are received by Dr. Jim’s office you will be contacted to negotiate placement and delivery. The 2010 project saw over 950 head participate, and over 750 carcass records returned. Unfortunately a large number of producer supplied records were either not individually recorded with a CCIA number, or the CHA was not informed of animal identity. In addition, this year, some cattle were sent to Lakeside, which doesn’t provide carcass data

to Dr. Jim at this time. It is hoped that carcass data from Lakeside will be available on cattle placed this fall. The carcass results from 2010 showed over 40% of steers grading AAA or higher, while 75% of heifers graded AAA or higher. Over 77% of steers had a yield grade of 2 or better, while 73% heifers yielded above yield grade 2. The most profitable carcasses are those that have a yield grade of 1 and AAA marbling that also fit into one of the specialty programs. Hereford breeders should continue to strive for increased ribeye size and decreased backfat in their breeding programs, to ensure the most lucrative carcasses.

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234 Steers Average

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0.4% Certified Angus 30.8% AAA 57.7% AA 1.7% A 0.4% B4

42.1% YG2 22.7% YG3

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Quality Grade

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15.6% Sterling Silver

15.9% YG1

1.6% Alberta Prime

57.1% YG2

3.1% Certified Angus

27.0% YG3

54.7% AAA 23.4% AA 1.6% B4

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30.7% YG1

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Keith Gilmore Foundation

2011 Golf Tournament & Scholarship Winners

Congratulations

to the 2011 KGF Scholarship Winners $2,500.00 Wood, Katharine (Katie) Guelph, ON PhD. Ruminant Nutrition and Molecular Physiology – University of Guelph BSc in Animal Science – University of Guelph Tannahill, Melissa Anne Calgary, AB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine – University of Calgary Specialization of Animal Biology – University of Alberta

$2,000.00 Pascal, Genest-Richard Quebec, QC BSC in Bioresource Engineering – Professional Agronomist, Minor in Environment – MiGill University Mayner, Amy Ann Bluffton, AB BSc in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science – University of Alberta Friesen, Kelvin Morden, MB BSc in Agribusiness – University of Manitoba Wilson, Bridget Adele Whycocomagh, NS BSc in Agriculture – Nova Scotia Agricultural College

$1,500.00 Joseph, Rebecca Lynn Chipman, AB Diploma in Animal Science Technology – Lakeland College Duncan, Melissa Joy Ormstown, QC Diploma in Farm Management and Technology – MacDonald College, McGill University Cymbaluk, Greg Valleyview, AB Diploma in Agricultural Management – Olds College, AB 76

Thank  You   Thank  You   to those who donated items to the 2011 KGF Country Auction

John Blacklock Gwen Aebly Walter Blume Albert Nieman Karen & Norris Graham Don Oberg Pahl Livestock Maxine & Kurt Gilmore Michele Rutledge Gordon Aaskow Patrick Landes Eric Reesor Creative Avenues

to the 2011 KGF Sponsors

Gordon & Rosemary Church Pahl Livestock Aebly Ranch Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Maertens - Poole & Co. Canadian Hereford Association Fowlie Cattle Co. Balog Auction HHH Cattle Co. Karen & Norris Graham Family Little Fort Herefords Kent Gilmore Perry Wilkes (CIR Realty) Preferred Agri-Marketing John Blacklock Alta Genetics Karl Gilmore Family Canadian Beef Breeds Council Creative Avenues Maxine & Kurt Gilmore Family 2W Livestock Equipment Ltd.


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showresults show index AJHA Annual Show 2011 – Summer Synergy.................................................................... 78 36th Annual Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally ........................................................................... 79 Manitoba Hereford Association MOE Show ....................................................................... 80 Expo Quebec MOE Show ....................................................................................................... 80 Expo Cookshire MOE Show................................................................................................... 80 Ayer’s Cliff MOE Show ........................................................................................................... 80 Expo Brome MOE Show ......................................................................................................... 81 Orangeville Fair MOE Show .................................................................................................. 81 Salmon Arm MOE Show ........................................................................................................ 81

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AJHA Annual Show 2011 – Summer Synergy July 15, 2011 Olds, Alberta Judge: Dwight Durie, Bashaw, Alberta

Champion Purebred Heifer Calf BBSF 303T CINDY 88Y Exhibited By: Erica Brost

Reserve Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Champion Purebred Bull REMITALL-WEST CONSTRUCTOR 21X Exhibited By: Isaac Latimer

PYRAMID 164U ELECTRIC 4Y Exhibited By: Wyatt Bennett

Champion Purebred Yearling Heifers

Intermediate 1. Coleman Nixdorff 2. Zane Bennett

Exhibited By: Wyatt Hanson

Reserve Champion Purebred Yearling Heifers GH ADAMS AVATAR SAZZY 317X Exhibited By: Brandon Fraser

REMITALL-W ADVANCED ET 21Y Exhibited By: Emily Latimer

Champion Commercial Female SUGAR

CALF: YAHZEE

Exhibited By: Wyatt Hanson

Reserve Champion Commercial Female MANDY

Exhibited By: Erica Brost

Champion Purebred Female Champion Senior Purebred Female DORBAY MISS WHITNEY 411W CALF: REMITALL W YELLOW ROSE 2Y Exhibited By: Isaac Latimer

2nd – Team 5 Sarah Nixdorff Jenna Nixdorff Corbin Jones Brandon Fraser

Junior 1. Erica Brost 2. Brandon Fraser

Exhibited By: Wyatt Bennett

Reserve Champion Overall Bred & Owned Animal Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Female

SNS INCINERATOR 21Y

Exhibited By: Sarah Nixdorff

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1st – Team 2 Wyatt Hanson Hal Nixdorff Erica Brost Lexi Wirsta

PYRAMID 29S ROXIE 3W

Champion Bred & Owned Bull

Exhibited By: Emily Latimer

Team Grooming

Public Speaking:

Exhibited By: Ruth Schuepbach

REMITALL SALLY 176U CALF: REMITALL-W SALLY 18Y

Senior 1. Hal Nixdorff 2. Wyatt Hanson

Champion Overall Bred & Owned Animal Champion Bred & Owned Female

LBH 75S MISS STD BRIT 190X

Reserve Champion Purebred Female Reserve Champion Senior Purebred Female

Pee Wee 1. Kailey Wirsta 2. Lexi Wirsta

Junior 1. Brandon Fraser 2. Erica Brost

GH ADAMS NITRO PREFORM ET 365X

Reserve Champion Purebred Bull

Showmanship

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull LBH 39T STERLING 272Y

Exhibited By: Michelle Schuepbach

Pee Wee 1. Kailey Wirsta 2. Lexi Wirsta

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Photography

Junior 1. April Kudera

Junior 1. April Kudera 2. Erica Brost

Pee Wee 1. Lexi Wirsta 2. Kailey Wirsta

Pee Wee 1. Kailey Wirsta 2. Lexi Wirsta

Intermediate 1. Tyson Matejka 2. Corbin Kudera

Intermediate 1. Corbin Kudera 2. Coleman Nixdorff

Senior 1. Carling Matejka

Senior 1. Nicona Brost 2. Hal Nixdorff

Literature

Pee Wee 1. Lexi Wirsta 2. Kailey Wirsta Junior 1. April Kudera Senior 1. Rosie Templeton 2. Rosie Templeton

36th Annual Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally July 14 - 17, 2011

Lachute, Québec

Around the World in 4 Days This year the 36th annual Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally was held on the Lachute Fair Grounds on July 14th to the 17th. Clubs from across Quebec and some from Ontario came to show their projects, make new friends and have a great worldly adventure with this year’s “We are the World” theme. This year we even had participants from around the world. We had one from Japan who joined the Hatley 4-H club, one from Austria who joined Grenville County and one from the U.K who participated with Gatineau Valley. More than 100 4-H’ers participated and assisted throughout the weekend. These members proudly competed in a variety of events including public speaking, life skills, judging, fitting, farmer’s Olympics and a livestock show, which made a total of 115 projects. Complying with the theme “We are the World”, Beth Kennedy and Christine Tolhurst set a challenge out to all the Quebec 4-H clubs to see who can raise the most money. We were very pleased to announce that our Free the Children donation, exceeded our $5,000 mark and we are pleased to say that in total the clubs raised $5,462.33. Congratulations! This event would not have been possible without the support of countless parents, volunteers, 4-H leaders and sponsors. Representing the Hatley 4-H club, Jordan Sutherland brought home the Champion Shorthorn, Sponsored by the Quebec Shorthorn Association with Triple J Lady Rose 1X and the Reserve Champion Shorthorn, also sponsored by the Quebec Shorthorn Association went to Brittany Taillon with her heifer Triple J Jessie Joyful 19X. Tonie Sutherland also representing the Hatley 4-H club was the honourable mention shorthorn and was the Reserve Champion Beef Showman where she went on to compete in the Supreme Showman competition at the end of the day. Congratulations girls! After a great weekend, members of Quebec 4-H are excited for next year’s Provincial Rally. The 37th Annual Quebec 4-H Provincial Rally will be held in Shawville, QC with the theme of “The Good Old Hockey Game”. Please join us on July 5th to the 8th at the Shawville Fair grounds. 79


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Manitoba Hereford Association MOE Show July 22, 2011 Harding, Manitoba Judge: Glen Vargo, Kipling, Saskatchewan

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

KTCT 10S STACKER 9W

MAR 3K MAX MILLION 56X

Exhibited By: KTCT Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Jay Rimke

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

MAR 33T LULU 276X

HI-CLIFFE XCEL 64X

Premier Breeder: AM Ranching

Premier Exhibitor: Justamere Farms, Ltd.

Exhibited By: AM Ranching

Exhibited By: Sydney Perlinger

Expo Quebec MOE Show August 18, 2011 Quebec City, Quebec Judge: David Hasson, Ariss, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

SQUARE-D NORTH STAR 796X

BEAUMONT 83T MR ELY 7Y

Exhibited By: Maple Hill Herefords & Benoit Cote

Exhibited By: Andre Beaumont

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

SQUARE-D LEXUS 492R

SOUC CASSIDY 6T

Premier Breeder: Andre Beaumont

Premier Exhibitor: Andre Beaumont

Exhibited By: Daniel Dextradeur

Exhibited By: Daniel Dextradeur

Expo Cookshire MOE Show August 20, 2011 Cookstown, Quebec Judge: Allan Crogie, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TRIARA HONKYTONK 410X

BEEBE-PLAIN TOPCHOICE 17X

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

MASKING DUSTY ROSE 1W

BAR-J-M ANNIE 9W

Premier Breeder: Amanda Bushey

Premier Exhibitor: Amanda Bushey

Exhibited By: Scott Mastine

Exhibited By: Gary Taylor

Exhibited By: Five Star Herefords

Exhibited By: Amanda Bushey

Ayer’s Cliff MOE Show August 27, 2011 Judge: David Sample

Ayer’s Cliff, Quebec

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TRIARA HONKYTONK 410X

TRIARA WELDON 294W

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

BAR-J-M ANNIE 8W

RRF ECLIPSE 92X

Premier Breeder: Amanda Bushey

Premier Exhibitor: Scott Mastine

Exhibited By: Scott Mastine

Exhibited By: Amanda Bushey

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Exhibited By: Scott Mastine


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Expo Brome MOE Show September 2, 2011 Brome, Quebec Judge: Bob Butterfield, U.S.A

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

TRIARA HONKYTONK 410X

BEEBE-PLAIN TOPCHOICE 17X

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

TRIARA FOREVER MINE 38X

FIVE-STAR 25S PEACHES 10Y

Premier Breeder: Triara Superior Genetics

Premier Exhibitor: Daniel Dextradeur

Exhibited By: Scott Mastine

Exhibited By: Triara Superior Genetics

Exhibited By: Five Star Herefords

Exhibited By: Five Star Herefords

Orangeville Fair MOE Show September 4, 2011 Orangeville, Ontario Judge: Scott Nesbitt, Nestleton, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

MHPH 102S Wyatt 301W

Dalmuir Watch 115W

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords & Country Lane Farm

Exhibited By: Corp Creek Farm

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

MHPH Ms 533P Duchess ET 1291W

GRO-JDL Temptation 303T 303W

Premier Breeder: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Grosvenor Farm & JDL Cattle Co.

Salmon Arm MOE Show September 10, 2011 Salmon Arm, British Columbia Judge: Dennis Babiuk, Brosseau, Alberta

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

CCR SS WEATHERBY ET 991W

KOOTENAY NW SELKIRK 75Y

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

3-D-L 2R AMBER 16U

CCR PARTHENOS 188P

Premier Breeder: Copper Creek Ranch

Premier Exhibitor: Copper Creek Ranch

Exhibited By: Copper Creek Ranch

Exhibited By: 3-D-L Farm

Exhibited By: Kootenay Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Copper Creek Ranch

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Bonanza 2011 Bridging  Friendships The 32nd annual Bonanza was held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan at Prairieland Park. The committee was co-chaired by Kaitlyn Reid, president of the CJHA, Julia Pawlitza, Lexie Girodat, Alexis DeCorby, Wacey McCaw, and David Reid, adult advisor to the Saskatchewan juniors. The committee worked extremely hard, hosting one of the largest Bonanza’s in its 32 year history. Bonanza had friendly competitions and encouraged youth to learn and improve upon cattle handling skills, presentation skills, showing and exhibition skills, public speaking, judging, writing, and artistic abilities. This year’s event definitely reflected the theme of “Bridging Friendships” for Hereford youth across this country. The large number of juniors involved in Bonanza 2011 reflects the dedication they have to the Hereford industry, and will keep the breed on solid footing for years to come. There were over 150 juniors competing with 165 head of cattle exhibited. The facilities, from Prairieland Park to the host hotel, were extremely accommodating and we express our gratitude to all the staff and volunteers who helped in making Bonanza 2011 a success. A downsized version of the Junior Hereford Bonanza Show will be held in conjunction with the 2012 World Hereford Conference (WHC) in Olds, Alberta. This opportunity allows families from across Canada and the world to experience some aspects of Bonanza, while participating in the WHC. We look forward to seeing you all there!


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DIAMOND

Copper Creek Ranch, The Stevenson Family

PLATINUM T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament Herefords Today

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Prairieland Park

GOLD The Cliffs Farm Bar H Land & Cattle Co. Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry Of Agriculture

Advanced Bedding Management K+S Potash Canada GP

SILVER Midale Petroleum Lewis Agencies Ltd. Keith Gilmore Foundation 101148243 Saskatchewan Ltd. Farm Credit Canada Saskatchewan Hereford Association SW Hereford Club Outlook Vet Clinic/HMS Hi-Cliffe

Grant Rolston Photography C.L.L Holdings Inc. Houghton Boston Printing Palko Enviro Ltd. Phantom Creek Livestock Royal Bank of Canada World Hereford Conference 2012

BRONZE Saskatoon Livestock Sales Farmers of North America Crittenden Brothers Polled Herefords Feed Rite SIAST Sask Sport Alta Genetics Comtech

Conexus Credit Union Masterfeeds Inc. Abacus Signs 2W Livestock Equipment Ltd. Maple Farm Equipment Sasktel Hills Galore Stock Farm

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SW Hereford Zone RP Automotive Individual Grooming Ryan Anchderkin Greg Catley

Gee Bee Construction Randy & Terry Stokke Team Judging Dan Steen

Individual Judging Individual Showmanship Lance Leachman Karn Wagner Team Prep Kari Fawcett Karen Wagner Team Marketing Dan and Erin Steen Stephen Meyer Little League Doug Mann Team Grooming Rob O’Connor Mike and Carla Fellner

Speeches Tammy Richmond Deanna Sambrook Amanda Bell Kerrie Sparrow Kerry Gaillard Tiffany Peters Ken Tanner Leigh Ann Hurlburt Jackie Frovarp Arts and Literature Donna Bohrson Shirlee Olekson

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Results showmanship & grooming Pee Wee Showmanship & Grooming Champion Pee Wee Grooming Sponsored by The Cliffs Farm Emily Conlon, Lloydminster, SK

Reserve Champion Junior Showman Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Emma Nicholas, Milestone, SK

Reserve Champion Pee Wee Grooming Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Lexie Wirsta, Elk Point, AB

Champion Junior Grooming Sponsored by Hunter’s Bowling Centres Levi Rimke, Oak Lake, MB

Champion Pee Wee Showman Sponsored by Sask Sport Emma Lees, Arcola, SK

Junior Showmanship & Grooming

Reserve Champion Pee Wee Showman Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Katie Mastine-Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Reserve Champion Junior Grooming Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Josie Short, Milestone, SK

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Champion Intermediate Showman Sponsored by Hunter’s Bowling Centre Nicona Brost, Irvine, AB

Reserve Champion Senior Showman   Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Justin Bacon, Prairie Grove, AR, USA

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Heifer Calf Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Kirsten Simons, Princeton, BC with SKS 1298U SABLE 189Y by CCR 28M ULYSSES ET 1298U Yearling Heifer

Reserve Intermediate Showman   Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Jake Rawluk, Moosehorn, MB

Champion Intermediate Grooming Sponsored by Alta Genetics Nicona Brost, Irvine, AB

Champion Senior Grooming Sponsored by Master Feeds Barrett Elliot, Saskatoon, SK

Reserve Champion Senior Grooming Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK

Champion Bred & Owned Yearling Heifer and Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female Sponsored by Farmers of North America Sponsored by Square D Polled Herefords & Wascana Cattle Co. Cayley Brown, Springbrook, ON with CB 533P FOOLISH FLO 401X by STAR BRIGHT FUTURE 533P ET

Bred & Owned   Heifer Calf Born 2011

Reserve Champion Intermediate Grooming Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Coleman Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB

Senior Showmanship & Grooming

Champion Senior Showman Sponsored by TM’Z Vet Clinic, Lumsden, SK Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Yearling Heifer Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon,SK with TCF KLR 3S SOUTHERN BELLE 1X by KLR SONIC 3S Champion Bred & Owned Heifer Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female Sponsored by Saskatoon Livestock Sales Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Samantha Simons, Princeton, BC with SKS SS MISS LISA 199Y by TE TAUMATA SUPERSTAR

Cow/Calf Pair

Champion Bred & Owned Cow/Calf Pair Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB with NCX MISS WHIPLASH 3W by SQUARE D EDGE 694D and her bull calf, BARE MR YOU TUBE 4Y by NCX WINCHESTER 745W

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Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Cow/ Calf Pair Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Megan Wasden, Spiritwood, SK with CWHF 22L MADDIE 11T by DBHR 68J EXCURSION 21L and her bull calf, CWHF HIGH OCTANE 57Y by CWHF 64K SMOKIN GUN 2N Bull Calf

Hereford Influence Heifer Calf  

Supreme Champion Bred & Owned Sponsored by Crittendon Bros., Imperial, SK Cayley Brown, Springbrook, ON with CB 533P FOOLISH FLO 401X by STAR BRIGHT FUTURE 533P ET

Semen  Donation Semen Donation Female Champion Bred & Owned Bull Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull Sponsored by RP Automotive, Weyburn, SK Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB with BARE MR YOU TUBE 4Y by NCX WINCHESTER 745W

Champion Hereford Influence Heifer Calf Sponsored by KLR Polled Herefords Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK with BLACK JADE 412Y Reserve Champion Hereford Influence Heifer Calf Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB with YAHTZEE Hereford Influence Yearling Heifer

Champion Semen Donation Female & Grand Champion Semen Donation Animal Sponsored by Bill Vanden Boer, Manor, SK Sponsored by South Ridge Energy Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB with NCX MISS WHIPLASH 3W by SQUARE D EDGE 694D with bull calf, BARE MR YOU TUBE 4Y by NCX WINCHESTER 745W Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull Calf Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Samantha Simons, Princeton, BC with SKS 199S YUP 88Y by CCR 57G STAMINA ET 199S

Champion Hereford Influence Yearling Heifer and Grand Champion Hereford Influence Female Sponsored by DKC Herefords Sponsored by Prairie Livestock and Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK Kolin Piwarski, Hazlet, SK with MONA

Yearling Bull

Champion Bred & Owned Yearling Bull Grand Champion Bred & Owned Yearling Bull Sponsored by McNeely Family Sponsored by Phantom Creek Livestock, Swift Current, SK Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB with MAR 3X MAX MILLION 56X by DXB 7C BLOCKBUSTER 3K 86

Semen Donation Bull Champion Semen Donation Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Semen Donation Animal Sponsored by Old Birchill Farm, Alameda, Sk Sponsored by T & T Ranch Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB with MAR 3X MAX MILLION 56X by DXB 7C BLOCKBUSTER 3K

Reserve Champion Hereford Influence Yearling Heifer and Reserve Grand Champion Hereford Influence Female Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Sponsored by Prairie Livestock and Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK Erica Brost, Irvine, AB with MANDY Hereford Influence Cow/Calf Pair Champion Hereford Influence Cow/Calf Pair Sponsored by Saskatchewan Jr. Hereford Assn. Megan Wasden, Spiritwood, SK with DARLING 37W with her heifer calf, CHANEL 4Y


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Open Show

Two Year Old Cow/Calf Pair

Junior Yearling Heifer

Straight Bred Hereford Steer

Champion Straight Bred Hereford Steer Sponsored by Midale Petroleum Ltd. Christin Dixon, Arcola, SK with RELOAD JR.

Reserve Champion Straight Bred Hereford Steer Sponsored by Midale Petroleum Ltd. Amy Troop, Portage La Prairie, MB with PASCAL

Champion Junior Yearling Female Sponsored by Haroldson’s Polled Herefords and ANL Polled Herefords Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB with GH ADAMS NITRO PREFORM ET 365X by UPS TCC NITRO 1ET

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Female Sponsored by Meadow Acres Polled Herefords Wyatt Oulton, Windsor, NS with BLAIRATHOL 80 PRISCILLA 29X by LAGRAND RELOAD 88P Senior Yearling Heifer

Hereford Influence Steer

Champion Two Year Old Cow/Calf Pair and Grand Champion Female Sponsored by HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK Sponsored by Warnyca Land & Cattle Co., Montmartre, SK Isaac Latimer, Olds, AB with DORBAY MISS WHITNEY 411W by REMITALL ROUTE 66 ET 346R with her heifer calf, REMITALL W YELLOW ROSE 2Y by SHF RIB EYE M326 R117

Reserve Champion Two Year Old Cow/ Calf Pair and Reserve Grand Champion Female Sponsored by Brooks Farms, Alameda, SK Sponsored by SE Hereford Zone Erica Brost, Irvine, AB with BBSF 040035 CINDY 21W by MAUNGAHINA HUNZA 040035 with her heifer calf, BBSF 303T CINDY 88Y by GROSVENOR TITANIUM 80P 303T Mature Cow/Calf Pair

Champion Hereford Influence Steer Sponsored by Clay Enterprises Ltd., Wapella, SK Riley Lafrentz, Beinfait, SK with HYNCKIW’S BACKLASH

Reserve Champion Hereford Influence Steer Sponsored by McCaw Cattle Co., Whitewood, SK Coleman Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB with YV AFRICA

Champion Yearling Female Sponsored by T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Emily Latimer, Olds, AB with REMITALL WEST MARVEL 24X by REMITALL ONLINE 122L

Reserve Champion Yearling Female Sponsored by Rocking G Cattle Co., Gull Lake, SK Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK with GHC TABOO MISS SARAH 25X by GHC TABOO COALITION 52U

Champion Mature Cow/Calf Pair Sponsored by Section 7 Ranch, Rocanville, SK Emily Latimer, Olds, AB with REMITALL SALLY 176U by REMITALL PRECISION 455P with her heifer calf, REMITALL WEST SALLY 18Y by HARVIE TAILOR MADE ET 7W

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Reserve Champion Mature Cow/Calf Pair Sponsored by Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK Sarah Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB with CC 14N MARION 92T by SILVER 23K NEON 14N with her bull calf, SNS 12R INCINERATOR 21Y by AD 33H LAD 12R

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by NW Hereford Zone Hal Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB with YV 34W SILVER MARK LAD 12Y by SNS 838S MARK LAD 34W

Reserve Champion Senior Bull Sponsored by NW Hereford Zone Ruth Schuepbach, Claresholm, AB with LBH 157K RIBSTONE 40W by K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K

Yearling Bull

Three Head From One Family Sponsored by LV Farms Ltd. Midale, SK

Heifer Calf

Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by Penrose Farms, Brandon, MB Caitlyn Hartzell, Oakdale, CA, USA with CCR 122U LISA 536Y by CCR 28M UNDERPANTS 122U

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf Sponsored by Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, Sk Samantha Simons, Princeton, BC with SKS SS MISS LISA 199Y by TE TAUMATA SUPERSTAR Bull Calf

Champion Bull Calf Sponsored by Carlrams Ranching Ltd., Cut Knife, SK Emily Latimer, Olds, AB with REMITALL W ADVANCED ET 21Y by HARVIE TAILOR MADE ET 7W 88

Champion Junior Bull & Grand Champion Bull Sponsored by OVHF AB: SK Division and Six South Acres Sponsored by Copper Creek Ranch, Princeton, BC Isaac Latimer, Olds, AB with REMITALL WEST CONSTRUCTOR 21X by REMITALL ONLINE 122L

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Sponsored by Clay Enterprises Ltd., Wapella, SK Connor Creech, Lloydminster, AB with H70-QUANTOCK ELI 392X by WLB ELI 10H 83T

1. Latimer Family, AB 2. DeCorby Family, SK 3. Nixdorff Family, AB 4. Creech Family, AB Group of Five From One Province Sponsored by Misty Valley Farms, Maidstone, SK

Alberta Premier Breeder Sponsored by The Canadian Hereford Digest

Two Year Old Bull

Champion Senior Bull Reserve Grand Champion Bull Sponsored by Bar H Land & Cattle Co., Langenberg, SK Sponsored by Saskatchewan Hereford Assn. Alexis DeCorby, Rocanville, SK with S7R R117 NORTHSTAR 17W by SHF RIB EYE M326 R117

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Pee Wee Sponsored by Herefords Today Lexie Wirsta, Elk Point, AB Junior Sponsored by T Bar Invitational Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota MB Intermediate Sponsored by Farm Credit Canada Cassandra Gorrill, Lindsay, ON Senior Sponsored by Feedrite Connor Creech, Lloydminster, AB

Team Show Basics Public Speaking

Sponsored by Nuhope Farm, Laurel, ON Ontario

Team Marketing

Prepared Speeches Sponsored by Keith Gilmore Foundation Pee Wee Jennifer Fossay, Woodlands, MB Junior Tye Catley, Craven, SK Intermediate Jason Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Senior Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB Impromptu Speeches Pee Wee Erin Casey, Tompkins, SK Junior Brandon Fraser, Cochrane, AB Intermediate Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB Senior Jocelyn Templeton, Coaldale, AB

Little League   Team Grooming Sponsored by Richardson Ranch, Tlell, BC Alberta

Photography Sponsored by CTV

Stall & Booth Competition Pee Wee Sponsored by Comtech, Weyburn, SK British Columbia

Team Judging

Sponsored by Lewis Agencies Ltd., Imperial, SK Wednesday Quebec Thursday Maritimes Friday Saskatchewan Saturday British Columbia

Provincial Display Saskatchewan

Sponsored by McCoy Cattle Co., Milestone, SK Saskatchewan

Section A: Hereford Cattle Only Pee Wee Erin Casey, Tompkins, SK Junior Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Intermediate Heidi Richardson, Tlell, BC Senior Logan Martinson, Midale, SK Section B: Hereford Cattle With One or More Persons Pee Wee Lexi Wirsta, Elk Point, AB Junior April Kudera, Wildwood, AB Intermediate 89


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Hereford  Art

Senior Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB Section E: Miscellaneous Art Pee Wee Alex Pawlitza, Hazlet, SK Junior Andrew Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Intermediate Allison Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC

Literature

Sponsored by Keith Gilmore Foundation

Sponsored by CTV

Challenge  Cup

Sponsored by Ontario Jr. Hereford Assn.

“Team Supreme”

Scrapbook   Competition Sponsored by AM Ranching, Oak Lake, M B

Section A: A Cattle Sale or Event Poster Pee Wee Katie Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Junior Emma Nicholas, Milestone, SK Intermediate Dylan Mastine, Pierrefonds, QC Senior Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK Section B: Collage Pee Wee Sydney Perlinger, Outlook, SK Junior Langley Blaine, Brandon, MB Intermediate Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB Section C: Hand Drawn Pee Wee Katie Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Junior Wyatt Millar, Grandora, SK Intermediate Miranda Heidecker, Middle Lake, SK Senior Meghan Black, Bloomfield, NB Section D: One Page Advertisement for a Magazine Pee Wee Katie Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Junior Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Intermediate Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB 90

Section A: Poem Pee Wee Katie Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Junior Karlie McKim, Milestone, SK Intermediate Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK Section B: Report on an Event or True Story (300 words or less) Pee Wee Brock Black, Bloomfield, NS Junior Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Intermediate Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB Senior Wyatt Hanson, Airdrie, AB Section C: Fiction (300 words or less) Pee Wee Katie Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Junior April Kudera, Wildwood, AB Intermediate Jason Mastine Grandsire, Roxboro, QC Senior Meghan Black, Bloomfield, NB

Pee Wee Teegan Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Junior Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Intermediate Dylan Mastine, Melbourne, QC Senior Meghan Black, Bloomfield, NB Provincial Scrapbook Competition Sponsored by Manitoba Jr. Hereford Assn.

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Grand Aggregate Sponsored by Section 7 Ranch, Rocanville, SK

Sponsored by Brost Land & Cattle Co., Irvine, AB

Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Alberta

Provincial Aggregate

VideoCompetition Saskatchewan

Morgan and Makenna Heidecker, Middle Lake, SK

Triara ambassadors

Divisional Aggregate

Pee Wee Sponsored by Flewelling Cattle Co. Kailey Wirsta,Elk Point, AB Junior Sponsored by Xports International Orianna Hyndman, Hamiota, MB Intermediate Sponsored by Mark, Tracy, Maurice & Ellen Oddan Larissa Lupul, Foisy, AB Senior Sponsored by Blair Athol Farms Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK

Austin Sentes, Raymore, SK Amy Troop, Portage La Prairie, MB Anthony Gorrill, Lindsay, ON Kyra McConnell, Orillia, ON Hal Nixdorff, Airdrie, AB Kaitlyn Reid, Saskatoon, SK Meghan Black, Bloomfield, NB Jay Rimke, Oak Lake, MB Makenna Heidecker, Middle Lake, SK Logan Martinson, Midale, SK Connor Creech, Lloydminster, AB Bennet Foster, Dropmore, MB

Triara outstanding ambassador John Thurston, Arthur, ON

The CHD would like to extend a special thank-you to Grant Rolston Photography for taking all of the photos used in our Bonanza Results.

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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

The October and January issues of The Canadian Hereford Digest are sent to our commercial producer mailing list, which is collected from the transfer of animal pedigrees in our database. With this in mind, we remind all our purebred breeders to ensure that bull and female transfers to new owners are completed and submitted as standard business practice. We believe the Digest is one of the best purebred magazines on the market, so it is important that all our commercial customers receive a copy to enjoy the excellent articles and be updated on Hereford activities. The CHA board of directors approved a recommendation from the Marketing Committee to identify and acknowledge commercial Hereford producers who have been in the ranching business on a continuous basis for 75 years. We are

The CHA board of directors approved a recommendation from the Marketing Committee to identify and acknowledge commercial Hereford producers who have been in the ranching business on a continuous basis for 75 years. therefore introducing a new program to recognize anniversary dates of our commercial cattle producers. The exact criteria for the award have not yet been established. However, it is intended for ranching families who have and continue to use Hereford genetics in their breeding programs. If your family is eligible or if you know of other ranch families that may be eligible for this award, please contact the Canadian Hereford Association. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to remind our breeders that we are in the beef business, first and foremost, and that it is primarily commercial producers who purchase our bulls and replacement females and this is what keeps our association financially viable. An analysis of our registrations and transfers indicate that it is primarily the bull market that drives our business at both the breeder and association level and the same is true for the other major breeds. The reason the CHA puts emphasis and resources toward breed improvement programs and encourages ultrasound

As a breed we were behind a few years ago on selecting for carcass traits for both yield and marbling. This situation is no longer the case, as our breeders have rapidly and successfully selected for carcass traits, while maintaining important economic traits such as fertility and feed efficiency. measurements and Total Herd Evaluation for the production of EPD trait reports, is to provide the management tools for our breeders to supply seedstock that will produce a quality product to the consumer. As a breed, we were behind a few years ago on selecting for carcass traits for both yield and marbling. This situation is no longer the case, as our breeders have rapidly and successfully selected for carcass traits, while maintaining important economic traits such as fertility and feed efficiency. The accuracy of this statement is reflected in the market place, with the increased demand for Hereford genetics, especially for those breeders who provide reliable performance information. In closing, I want to thank our commercial producers for your continued support of the Hereford breed and our dedicated Hereford breeders from across Canada.

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Par Gordon Stephenson

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Les numéros d’octobre et de janvier du Canadian Hereford Digest sont envoyés à tous les producteurs commerciaux, dont les coordonnées sont recueillies par l’entremise des transferts des pedigrees des animaux que vous avez vendus. Nous rappelons donc à tous nos éleveurs pur-sang l’importance de nous acheminer vos transferts à fin que les nouveaux propriétaires puissent profiter de tous les bénéfices qu’y sont reliés à l’achat d’animaux Hereford. Nous croyons que le Digest est l’un des meilleurs magazines parmi les publications de races pur-sang. Il est donc important que tous nos clients commerciaux reçoivent leur copie et puissent profiter des articles de grande qualité et qu’ils soient informer sur les activités Hereford.

Le Conseil d’administration de l’AHC a approuvé une recommandation du Comité de Marketing afin d’identifier et de reconnaître les producteurs commerciaux affiliés à la race Hereford qui sont en élevage depuis 75 années consécutives. Le Conseil d’administration de l’AHC a approuvé une recommandation du Comité de Marketing afin d’identifier et de reconnaître les producteurs commerciaux affiliés à la race Hereford qui sont en élevage depuis 75 années consécutives. Par conséquent, nous implantons un nouveau programme pour souligner les dates d’anniversaire de nos producteurs de bétail commerciaux. Les critères exacts pour le prix n’ont pas encore été établis. Toutefois, cette mention visent les familles qui ont utilisé et qui continueront à utiliser la génétique Hereford dans leurs programmes d’élevage. Si votre famille est admissible ou si vous connaissez d’autres ranchs qui peuvent être admissibles à ce prix, veuillez communiquer avec l’Association Canadienne Hereford. Je tiens à rappeler à nos éleveurs que nous sommes dans le commerce de production de bœuf d’abord, et que c’est principalement les producteurs commerciaux qui achètent nos mâles et nos femelles de remplacement, qui sont le

La race Hereford tirait de l’arrière de quelques années en matière de sélection pour les caractères de carcasse, pour le rendement et le persillage. Cette situation n’est plus le cas, puisque nos éleveurs ont rapidement sélectionné, avec succès, pour ces caractères de carcasse, tout en conservant les caractéristiques économiques importantes comme la fertilité et l’efficacité alimentaire. pilier financier de notre association. Une analyse de nos enregistrements et nos transferts indiquent que c’est principalement le marché des taureaux qui maintient notre industrie autant au niveau des éleveurs qu’au niveau de l’association et s’en est de même pour les autres races principales. La raison pour laquelle, l’ACH investit de grandes resources envers l’amélioration de la race, les incitatifs pour les écographies de carcasses et la poussée pour l’Évaluation Total du Troupeau, est à fin de vous fournir les outils nécessaires pour produire des animaux de qualité qui se distingueront tous au long de la chaine bovine; de l’élevage à l’assiette. La race Hereford tirait de l’arrière de quelques années en matière de sélection pour les caractères de carcasse, pour le rendement et le persillage. Cette situation n’est plus le cas, puisque nos éleveurs ont rapidement sélectionné, avec succès, pour ces caractères de carcasse, tout en conservant les caractéristiques économiques importantes comme la fertilité et l’efficacité alimentaire. L’exactitude de cette déclaration se reflète sur les activités du marché. La demande pour la génétique Hereford est à la hausse, surtout pour les animaux provenant d’éleveurs qui fournissent des données de performance fiables. En terminant, je tiens à remercier tous nos producteurs commerciaux pour votre soutien perpétuel de la race et tous nos éleveurs Hereford pour leur dévouement d’un bout à l’autre du pays. 93


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By Rob Flack Ron Wells President Rob Flack

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Secretary/Manager Ron Wells

As we have moved into late summer and early fall season, one encouraging reality, for Hereford breeders, is the continual increase in the demand for Hereford breeding stock. No doubt, the steady rise in feed costs motivates beef producers to find ways and means to be even more efficient with production costs. The Hereford breed has proven to be a major contributor of efficiency in this area. My belief is that the demand for the Hereford influence animal will increase substantially over the next five

the first recipients of this award for Ontario. Watch for further details on the Osterndorff operation in the October, 2012 issue of the Canadian Hereford Digest. 2011 New Memberships I am excited to report that since January, 2011, Ontario has FOURTEEN NEW MEMBERS. This is the largest number to join in one year within the past ten years.

the province will culminate at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, November 1 – 5 for the Hereford events. We look forward to Chris and Tina Lees being with us to judge the open show November 5th, starting at 8:00 a.m. and Scott Leeson to evaluate the futurity entries, along with the Junior showmanship on November 3rd at 2:00 p.m. Until then……’Never be content with where you are, there is a lot more road to travel.’

I am excited to report that since January, 2011, Ontario has FOURTEEN NEW MEMBERS. This is the largest number to join in one year within the past ten years. years. As export markets continue to expand, it will be a challenge for the Ontario breeders to supply the numbers that will be required. Therefore, it is essential for us as breeders, to gain knowledge of the total beef industry in order meet these market demands down the road.

Commercial Cattleman of the Year, 2011 The Ontario Hereford Association has made its first selection and presentation for the Commercial Cattleman of the Year, 2011. Barry Osterndorff and Family of Elmwood, Ontario, are

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Shows & Sales As I write this, the shows have begun a n d th e fall s ale s a re im min e nt . There has been an excellent turnout of Herefords at the shows that have already taken place, and no doubt this will continue into the Royal at Toronto. If those outside of Ontario see smoke rising from this province, it will be from the upcoming barn burning sales – hot ones for sure. Thanks again to all who attend, consign and host these major events in Ontario. Planning Ahead World Hereford Conference 2012 posttour in Ontario – July 23rd & 24th, 2012 Canadian National Hereford Show - 2013 – Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, Canadian Annual General Meeting & Bonanza in Ontario - 2014 The Eastern National Hereford Show 2011 Again this year, the year’s activities in

Fundraiser for O.H.A. – Kubota RTV 500 Side By Side. The ticket sales for our fundraiser have gone very well so far. On one day of the blitz, we were able to market ‘TEN HEREFORD BULLS’ as well.


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By Stephanie Kopeechuk

As I sit down to write this provincial report, it seems like it was only a few weeks ago that I wrote the last one. Here it is, the end of August, and I wonder where the summer has gone? The spring was so wet and cool and now it is so hot and dry and a little rain would sure be welcomed. The MHA has had a busy summer. Our Summer MOE show was held on July 22nd, at Harding, Manitoba. If anyone knows where Harding is, you know you don’t blink when you drive by or else you will miss it completely.

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www.mbhereford.ca - along with the results of the Junior Show. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Bonanza 2011 along with the CHA AGM. There were 13 Manitoba juniors that participated along with 27 head of cattle. Even though my own children are no longer juniors, I still enjoy watching these kids work together and form friendships for life. The host province of Saskatchewan did an excellent job in organizing this event. Congratulations on a job well done! The meetings that I attended

Full results of this show can also be viewed on the MHA website: www.mbhereford.ca. The Field Day was followed by a roast beef supper and an auction for newsletter and directory advertising pages and other fundraising items. The MHA would like to thank our hosts for all their hard work in preparing for this day and making it so successful. The next big event will be the Fall MOE Show, to be held in conjunction with the Manitoba Livestock Expo from November 3rd to the 6th, 2011.

Harding hosts one of the biggest summer agricultural fairs in Manitoba. There were 30 entries for the Hereford breed alone, along with five other breeds. Yet Harding hosts one of the biggest summer agricultural fairs in Manitoba. There were 30 entries for the Hereford breed alone, along with five other breeds showing. • Grand Champion Female was MAR 33T Lulu 276X, exhibited by AM Ranching of Oak Lake, Manitoba. • Reserve Grand Champion Female was Hi-Cliffe Excel 64X exhibited by Sydney Perlinger of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. • Grand Champion Bull was KTCT 10S Stacker 9W exhibited by KTCT Polled Herefords of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. • Reserve Grand Champion Bull was MAR 3K Max Million 56X exhibited by Jay Rimke of Oak Lake, Manitoba. • Premier Breeder was AM Ranching, of Oak Lake, Manitoba. • Premier Exhibitor was Justamere Farms Ltd. of Dauphin, Manitoba. Full results of the show can be viewed on the MHA website:

were very informative and I was able to bring some new ideas back to our provincial board. The MHA Field Day on Saturday, August 27th, was hosted by AM Ranching and Batho Farms of Oak Lake, Manitoba. The show was granted MOE Show status this year. Entries totaled 130 head. This was one of the biggest field days that I have attended. Judges for the day were Jim Duke, Todd Wallace and Blair McRae. They really had their work cut out for them as they had twelve two year old pairs and 21 mature cow calf pairs to sort through, and the day got quite hot. • Grand Champion Female was Leveldale Wildcat 18R 29W with heifer calf Leveldale Wildfire 829T 17Y, exhibited by Leveldale Polled Herefords. • Reserve Grand Champion Female was RSK 2N MS Princess ET 24W with heifer calf RSK 4L Ms Princess 1Y, exhibited by RSK Farms.

The Hereford Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 5th. If you have not received a show book in the mail, go to www.brandonfairs.com for entry forms. The MHA Good As Gold Sale is set for Thursday, December 8th, 2011. In closing, the MHA would like to wish everyone good luck with their upcoming sales, whether they be online sales, consignment sales or on-farm production sales. I believe that this year could be a very exciting and successful year for our Hereford breed.

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The Northwest Saskatchewan Hereford Club held its annual Field Day on August 11th at the ranch of Carl and Dalynn Ramsay of C a rlra m’s Ranching Ltd., Cut Knife, Saskatchewan. A large crowd was on hand to watch as judge Kari-Rae Johner sorted through the bull calf classes. Field Day show winnings are as follows:

Champion Yearling Bull (sponsored by Big Gully Farm): Ayrey Hereford Farms Second and third place went to Standard Hill Polled Herefords of Maidstone. Grand Champion Bull Calf (sponsored by Balog Auction Services Inc.): Big-Gully 8151 Monument 731Y Big Gully Farms

Champion Junior Bull Calf (sponsored by Battlefords Animal Hospital): Big-Gully 8151 Monument 731Y - Big Gully Farms Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf (sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health): LLR 21P Silver Voltage Lad 34Y Lost Lake Ranch Champion Intermediate Bull (sponsored by Richardson Pioneer): Riverbridge 69L Lad 42Y River Bridge Ranch Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull Calf (sponsored by Farm Credit Canada): Big-Gully 611 Stan Hunter 611Y Big Gully Farms Champion Senior Bull Calf (sponsored by Carlrams Ranching Ltd.): LBH 66T Ribstone 334Y Lilybrook Herefords Inc. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf (sponsored by Prime Quality Meats): SHPH 7S Diehard 136Y Standard Hill Polled Herefords

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Reserve Grand Champion Bull Calf (sponsored by Paradise Hill Farm Supply): Riverbridge 69L Lad 42Y River Bridge Ranch Everyone who was in attendance had the opportunity to cast their ballots for the People’s Choice classes which included a pen of 3 heifer calves, a pen of 3 bred heifers and a pen of yearling bulls. Winners were as follows: Champion Pen of 3 Heifer Calves (sponsored by Sky Track Ranch): River Bridge Ranch Second place went to Big Gully Farm, of Maidstone and third place when to Lilybrook Hereford Inc. Champion Pen of 3 Bred Heifers (sponsored by Misty Valley Farms): Lock Farms Second place went to Lost Lake Ranch, of Rich Lake, Alberta and third place went to Ace Herefords, of Senlac, Saskatchewan.

The zone extends a special thank you to all of the following sponsors for making the day such a success: • Balog Auction Services • Paradise Hill Farm Supply • Prime Quality Meats • Richardson Pioneer • Farm Credit Canada • Battlefords Animal Hospital • Pfizer Animal Health • Agland • Sirrah Management Ltd. • Carlrams Ranching Ltd. • Sky Track Ranch • Misty Valley Farms • Big Gully Farm • Frank’s Saddlery & Western Wear • Lloydminster Exhibition Association The zone also thanks hosts Cal and Marilyn Ramsay; Carl, Dalynn & Cordell Ramsay; Robin and Randy Ramsay & Rawley Flicek, of Carlrams Ranching Ltd. Your hospitality, hard work and preparation for the day was greatly appreciated! Honoured at the field day were local purebred and commercial producers for their continued support of the Hereford industry. The following are the 2011 association award recipients: Ronald (Ron) Eby Purebred Breeder of the Year Larry and Lorrie Flicek Purebred Breeders of the Year Harry and Rose Bacon Commercial Breeders of the Year


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Ding and Mary Bertoia Commercial Breeders of the Year Lance Leachman 2011 Young Gun Award The Southeast Hereford zone held its Mark of Excellence Field Day at the farm of the Knutson family of Clay Enterprises, Wapella, Saskatchewan, on August 13th, 2011. This event featured bull and heifer calf judging, yearling heifers and cow/ calf classes. A three-man judging team consisted of Tyson Rasmusson, Hugh Garrett and Gordon Murray. Show winners are as follows: Junior Heifer Calf Champion Leveldale Yellow Rose 829T 27Y Leveldale Polled Herefords

Reserve Senior Female Champion Glenlees 101N Pearl 14X Glenlees Polled Herefords C h a m p i o n B r e d Ye a r l i n g H e i f e r (sponsored by Mazer Group): SVPH 1R Patti 160X - Section 7 Ranch Reserve Champion Bred Yearling Heifer (sponsored by Three Star Trucking Ltd.): SVPH 45P Krystal 102X - Section 7 Ranch Champion Cow/Calf (sponsored by Adair’s Farm and Ranch Supply Ltd.): Leveldale Polled Herefords Grand Champion Female (sponsored by Enbridge): Leveldale Wildcat 18R 29W Leveldale Polled Herefords

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion ANL Haroldson’s 45P Maple 39Y ANL Polled Herefords

Reserve Grand Champion Female (sponsored by Emtech Genetics): ANL 7N Maple 86R - ANL Polled Herefords

Senior Heifer Calf Champion Leveldale Temptress 65T 10Y Leveldale Polled Herefords

Get- Of-Sire (sponsored by Moore Agencies – Co-operators): Meadow Acres Polled Herefords

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion Glenlees 101S Libby 21Y Glenlees Polled Herefords

Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor (sponsored by Denray Tire Ltd.): Meadow Acres Polled Herefords

Champion Heifer Calf (sponsored by Midale Petroleum Ltd.): Leveldale Temptress 65T 10Y Leveldale Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor (sponsored by Prairie Livestock): Meadow Acres Polled Herefords

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf (sponsored by Midale Petroleum Ltd.): Glenlees 101S Libby 21Y Glenlees Polled Herefords Junior Female Champion SVPH 1R Patti 160X - Section 7 Ranch Reserve Junior Female Champion SVPH Krystal 104X - Section 7 Ranch Senior Female Champion SVPH 45P Krystal 102X - Section 7 Ranch

The zone Dutch-auctioned a print and the winner of the print was Jeff Lees. The zone would like to thank the Knutson family for hosting this event. We allgratefully acknowledge the following sponsors, for their generous support • Adair’s Farm & Ranch Supply • Mazergroup • Three Star Trucking Ltd. • Midale Credit Union • Midale Pertoleums Ltd. • West Central Pelleting Ltd. • Hearland Livestock - Veteran • CD Fine Foods

Doug Allison, Leveldale Polled Herefords, being presented the award for Grand Champion Female from Tasha Lees

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By Nels Nixdorff A L B ER TA H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N PR E SI D EN T & Michele Rutledge A L B 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 As we enter the fall of 2011, there is a great deal of excitement in the air with calf prices at record levels. Grain prices are high and so is our dollar, which indicates how strong our calf prices really are. The Alberta Hereford Association (AHA) board of directors is gearing up for the World Hereford Conference in July 2012. We have already added an additional $10,000.00 to our advertising budget and are discussing other ways of generating support for this significant upcoming event. I encourage all Alberta Hereford breeders, purebred and commercial, to get involved with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We had a full slate of Hereford events this summer and they were all wellattended. I encourage everyone to visit your bull buying customers from the past year and remind everyone that this is not only the cattle business but also a people business. I welcome a call from anyone that has any suggestions or ideas concerning our advertising program or any other Hereford function. Our secretary/manager has provided a more detailed report of events past and present. I will see you down the road this fall. Nels Nixdorff

Managers Report Our 2010 Annual General Meeting was a combined event with the Keith Gilmore Foundation Charity Golf Classic. This took place on July 6th and 7th, in Hanna and was co-hosted by the East Central Hereford Club. A late afternoon Annual meeting was followed by a steak and lobster meal. Many thanks to the 98

Gilmore family and Dan and Gwen Aebly and their amazing crew for this beautiful meal. The East Central Club selected the following to be honoured: Purebred Breeder of the Year: LITTLE POPLAR GROVE HEREFORDS – Gordon & Marilyn Henderson; Allen and Lorraine Henderson, Forestburg Hall of Fame Recipients: WINDIMUIR HEREFORD FARM – Clark & Byrne Huston, Sibbald Commercial Cattleman of the Year: MEERS BROTHERS – Gary, Dwight and Kent Meers, Acadia Valley

Upcoming Events: • October 18th: The 7th Annual Steak L u n c h e o n a n d B r i ti s h B r e e d s Bonanza @ Balog’s • November 5 – 13: Farmfair 2011 • Hereford Genes Event: Tuesday, November 8th • H e r e fo r d S h ow : We d n e s d ay, November 9th NORTHERN ALBERTA HEREFORD CLUB (NAHC) The NAHC hosted another terrific Hardisty Field Day on August 18th. This was the 17th annual Bull Calf Futurity and entries once again topped previous years, with 186 bull calves and 18 pens of heifer calves, as well as several herd bull displays. This popular event is a no fuss, no halter, pasture to pen show and is the largest show of its kind in Canada. The NAHC was please to have former club member Gordon Klein of Lundbreck, on hand to judge. He worked through the classes to produce the following winners: JUNIOR CHAMPION: SGC 30U SUPER RIB 83Y Crone Herefords

JUNIOR RESERVE CHAMPION: FE 144T EXTRA SILVER 211Y Fenton Hereford Ranch INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION: BBSF 52U YOUNGMAN 23Y Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. INTERMEDIATE RESERVE CHAMPION: SHPH 102W BLAZER 28Y Standard Hill Polled Herefords SENIOR CHAMPION: BAR-RZ 59T YOGI 43Y Bar-RZ Polled Herefords SENIOR RESERVE CHAMPION: LBH 38T STANDARD DOM 223Y, Lilybrook Herefords Inc.

GRAND CHAMPION OF THE SHOW: BBSF 52U YOUNGMAN 23Y Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd.

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A complimentary meal and beverages followed this excellent day. The NAHC appreciates all those who bring entries from near and far to participate in this summer field day.

Pens of Heifer Calves were judged by those in attendance, as follows: First Place Pen of Heifer Calves: BAR-RZ POLLED HEREFORDS the Zoeteman’s, Fort Macleod Second Place Pen of Heifer Calves: MYALTA FARMS, Evan Roberts, Westlock Third Place Pen of Heifer Calves: CORBIELL HEREFORDS, Cluny Fourth Place Pen of Heifers: RIVER BRIDGE RANCH the Mitchell’s, Maidstone A Heifer Lottery concluded the show. This is the Northern Alberta Hereford Club’s only fundraiser of the year. This year’s heifer was donated by Lone Pine Ranch, Bruce & Karen Butler. It was won by Glenrose Polled Herefords. The NAHC would like to thank Gordon Klein for judging and Brad Dubeau for announcing the show. Thanks also to our major sponsors: HARDISTY BULK SALES, BALOG AUCTION, OK TIRE HARDISTY, WAINWRIGHT CREDIT UNION, HARDISTY BRANCH and the panel sponsors of CRONE HEREFORDS, BENNETT RANCH & HARDISTY BULK SALES and LONE PINE RANCH for the Donation Heifer.

4-H BREED AWARDS: This year’s B ernie B rown print “A Promising Future” is being distributed to 4-H members who have shown a Hereford or Hereford influence 4-H project. Extra promotional items are sent to 4-H members who have won Champion, Reserve Champion, or Rate of Gain honours within their respective club, district or regional level. They must submit a photograph of their winning project to the Hereford office to qualify for this extra award. Thanks again to Andrea Sheehan, Serena Reber, Dianne Westerlund and Paula Doenz who help with the distribution of these 4-H prizes throughout the province.

bull. Breeders who consign to this event will invite five of their own customers (10 people) to be their guests for a beef supper and the final night of the Ranch Rodeo where a draw will take place among these guests to win a bull of their choice. The owner of the chosen bull receives a cheque for $8,000. Also included is the chance to vote for the Rancher’s Choice Bull. Last year the consignors of the first and second place Rancher’s Choice Bull received $1500 and $1000 respectively. This event always generates a lot of traffic through the barns. The Hereford Genes Event pulls a large crowd of qualified buyers to a central location and provides all kinds of opportunities for marketing and visiting. We invite you to get in on the action. The Hereford Genes Event is looking for consignors, sponsors and the donation of door prizes. For more information contact Al Fenton at (780) 754-2384 or (780) 842-7806 (cell). The Hereford Genes Event takes place Tuesday, November 8th. It is followed by the open Hereford show on Wednesday, November 9th.

HEREFORD GENES EVENT: The fourth annual Hereford Genes Event will once again see commercial beef producers from the western provinces participate in this occasion of networking, socialization and an opportunity to win a

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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 BC Hereford Association did not have as busy a summer as it normally does. Field days were not held by any of the regional clubs this year. This may have been partly due to the cold late spring and all attention being focused on a delayed haying season. I’m sure everyone is looking forward to field days next year, as they are always a good time to get together with fellow breeders. The MOE shows in Abbotsford and at IPE in Armstrong were cancelled but a successful MOE show was held in Smithers. At the time of writing there were also many entries received for the Salmon Arm show on September 10th and 11th. Congratulations to Trevor and Janice Tapp for their Supreme Champion Bull at Smithers, B.C.: Tlell 42s Super Dude 20W – Way to go guys!! The BC Juniors who made the trek to Bonanza and Hereford Week in Canada came home with lots of great memories and many new friends. Those that took animals to show did very well. The Provincial Winter Fair (PWF), which has been held in Kamloops for the past 73 years, will be held in Barriere this September. Barriere is about 45 minutes north of Kamloops. The Kamloops facility is in transition and a new venue is being considered for the future. Plans are underway to have the PWF return to a new location in Kamloops in another year or two. Plans for BC hosting the pre-conference tour of the World Hereford Conference in July 2012 are a high priority in the months ahead, as we work with the CHA to make it a successful event. The BCHA will be producing a new Breeder Directory that will be in circulation in time for the WHC. 4-H Reports The first 4-H show of the year was at the Vancouver Island Beef Spring Show at Cowichan, where 10 Hereford and Hereford Influence steers were exhibited. Hope Lewis of the Comox Valley 4-H Beef Club had the Champion Hereford steer.

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Champion Hereford Steer, Vancouver Island Beef Spring Show Exhibited by Hope Lewis, Comox Valley 4-H Beef Club PNE 2011 The Champion Hereford Steer at PNE was exhibited by James Hague of the Abbotsford 4-H club. Unfortunately a photo of the Champion Steer is unavailable. The Reserve Champion Hereford Steer was exhibited by Hope Lewis. The same steer was named Champion Steer at the Vancouver Island Beef 4-H Spring show, pictured above. The Champion Hereford heifer at PNE was shown by Quinten Jones of the Mission 4-H Beef Club. The heifer is Tlell 16R Whirl 13W with her calf at foot, Spade 020616 Youngblood. This pair stood 3rd in the Cow/Calf class. The pair is photographed, below, at Maple Ridge Country Festival, where they won the Reserve Champion Cow/ Calf division. Great job!

Tlell 16R Whirl 13W with calf, Spade 020616 Youngblood Exhibited by Quinten Jones, Mission 4-H Beef Club Reserve Champion Cow/Calf, Maple Ridge Country Festival The 2011 Okanagan 4-H Stock Show Champion Hereford Steer: exhibited by Tyler Stammers, member of the North Okanagan 4-H Beef Club.

Tyler Stammers with Champion steer at Okanangan 4-H Stock Show Williams Lake and District 4-H Show and Sale The Champion Hereford Steer for 2011 was owned and shown by Kevin Sokoland of the Chimney Lake 4-H club. There were 8 Hereford steers exhibited at this show.

Kevin Sokoland with Champion Hereford steer, Williams Lake and District 4-H Show & Sale The Champion Hereford Influence female (sired by a Hereford bull) at the Williams Lake 4-H show, which was also named Grand Champion Heifer, was owned and exhibited by Russell Swan.

Russell Swan with Champion Herefordinfluence female, at Williams Lake 4-H Show Upcoming Events * October 1, 2011 – The First Annual Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female Sale, at the Williams Lake Stockyards, Wiliams Lake, B. C. (Registered females of popular breeds along with some 4-H prospect steers will make up the 60+ lots on offer.)


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By Meghan Black Greetings CJHA members, supporters and fellow Hereford enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to have been elected as the new President of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association! It’s an honor to take on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent such a wellknown breed association! Bonanza 2011 –“Bridging Friendships” was a hit, being one of the largest Bonanzas yet! Congratulations to all Junior members that came, from the East Coast to the West, who showcased their many projects, be they Herefords, speeches or photography! I ’d a l s o l i ke to t h a n k a l l o f t h e organizers, committee members and

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offered through the CJHA such as this one and the Keith Gilmore Scholarship. Applications are due May 15th. Make sure to mark down this date and take the opportunity to apply! Your National CJHA Delegates have been working hard all year on all the projects offered to every CJHA member! Saskatchewan did an amazing job putting on Bonanza 2011! Manitoba did a fantastic job on the Heifer Lottery, securing 42 sanctioned sales from across Canada to participate. At Bonanza, Patrick Leahy, Garret Fraser, Shelby Bygrove and I were awarded with $500 to put towards a Hereford heifer purchased at one of the

genetics to your herd! Again, thanks to all the breeders and producers that donate semen to this project! Alberta is overseeing the Auction project this year, which is already underway after the Bonanza auction. The Canadian Junior Hereford Association offers many opportunities to it’s junior members, whether it’s the chance to participate in a National Show, to receive money towards the purchase of their own heifer, the opportunity to win free Hereford semen of their choice, or the chance to be awarded with scholarships. None of these things would be offered if it weren’t for our CJHA National Board of

The Canadian Junior Hereford Association offers many opportunities to it’s junior members, whether it’s the chance to participate in a National Show, to receive money towards the purchase of their own heifer, the opportunity to win free Hereford semen of their choice, or the chance to be awarded with scholarships. volunteers that had anything to do with putting on this year’s Bonanza. Without the hard work of everyone involved it wouldn’t have been such a success! I’d like to send out a special thanks to all of the sponsors as well. Without the gracious sponsorship we’ve received, we wouldn’t have been able to put on such an amazing National event! A big congratulations goes out to Kaitlyn Reid of Saskatchewan and Jocelyn Templeton of Alberta, both of whom were inducted into the CJHA Honor Roll at this year’s Bonanza. This is a great opportunity for Junior members to be nominated for their outstanding involvement within the CJHA and Hereford Industry! Congratulations also go out to Jay Rimke of Manitoba, Rosie Templeton, Wyatt Hanson and Michelle Schuepbach of Alberta, all of whom were recipients of the “Future of the Breed Scholarship”. Job well-done! I encourage all Junior members to check out the different scholarships

sanctioned sales of our choice. Brady Mitchell was awarded a $1,000 prize voucher and Luke Andrews walked away with the grand prize of $1,200! Congratulations to all the winners of the Heifer Lottery Project and a huge thank you to all the participating farms and sales! Without your continued support, fewer prize vouchers could be offered to Junior members toward starting their own herd of Herefords. Ontario and the Maritimes teamed up for the Calendar project, which has had another successful year. We appreciate all the support from participants in this project who took advantage of a great way to advertise! British Columbia took over the Semen Donation program again this year and is working away at getting some newer bulls on the list! Juniors, take the opportunity to take advantage of this program! We get a lot of support from breeders all over Canada and this is a great way to add some different

Delegates and the tremendous support we get from sponsors, breeders and Hereford producers from all over Canada. I truly encourage Junior members to participate in these as much as they can and to thank anyone that supports our large association. I want to end by thanking one of our biggest CJHA sponsors, T Bar C Cattle Co., which has shown our association a tremendous amount of support. Through the T- Bar Invitational Golf Tournament and with the help of eve r yon e wh o par ticipate d , th e generosity shown to our Junior breed association has been overwhelming! On behalf of the CJHA, I sincerely want to thank them for all they do for our association! I look forward to everything that this year entails! If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, or your respective national delegates, as we are here to help! 101


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Special Service Award The Canadian Hereford Association wishes to express congratulations and appreciation to the following recipient of the CHA Special Service Award, for his special service to the Hereford breed: Jim Pipher, Caledon East, Ontario In 1964, Jim’s new bride Barbara encouraged Jim to pursue his dream of being a cattleman – the result of working on a farm during his summers growing up. This led to a farm purchase in northern Ontario. Herefords figured prominently on Cathlyn Farms, which grew to about 1,000 acres with a mostly commercial herd of about 200 cows. Each year, at the annual fair, his purebred Herefords were dragged to town for the show. In 1978, beef markets bottomed out, leading ultimately to the sale of Piphers’ cattle herd but the end of Cathlyn Farms marked the beginning of Jim’s opportunity to manage the newly purchased farm of Barb’s great uncle, Norman Jewison, in southern Ontario. Putney Heath Farms, as it was named, was populated with the cattle breed of Jim’s choice – Purebred Polled Herefords. For the next thirty years, Pipher raised purebred polled Herefords and marketed them through local production sales. One heifer that sold to England ended up being England’s Supreme Grand Champion Hereford for two consecutive years. Jim and Barbara Pipher The Putney Iceman 4S bull was named Grand Champion at the Canadian National Exhibition and Bull Calf Champion at Regina’s Agribition. Several championship honours were amassed across Canada for the herd for the following 30 years and bull semen was marketed at home and abroad. Hereford females and bulls also figured prominently in the farm’s commercial herd. Though not a political man, Jim sat on the board of the Ontario Hereford Association for a few years in the 1980s. Jim enjoys involvement in cattle circles from a distance now, attending sales and shows. His grandchild Cayley has a growing herd of Herefords, while daughter Catherine is now associate editor of the Canadian Hereford Digest magazine. A real “people person”, Jim has made meaningful connections far and wide throughout the North America and European Hereford fraternity.

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Club Reserve Champion Steer at the Flagstaff District Show and Sale Exhibited by: Kaylee Prichard Club: Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

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High Rate of Gain for the Flagstaff District Show and Sale Exhibited by: Amber Prichard Club: Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

Champion Steer of the Winfield & District 4-H Beef Club Exhibited by: Jacob Parker Club: Winfield and District 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

Iron Creek 4-H Club Reserve Champion three year old cow calf pair Exhibited by: Kaylee Prichard Club: Iron Creek 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

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Club Reserve Champion Steer Exhibited by: Garth Andruchow Club: Andrew 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

Grand Champion honours at the Club and District level Exhibited by: Garth Andruchow Club: Andrew 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

Club Reserve Champion Steer Exhibited by: Rebecca Hoover Club: Montagneuse 4-H Club, Alberta

Club Reserve Champion Heifer Exhibited by: Rebecca Hoover Club: Montagneuse 4-H Club, Alberta

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer at 4-H On Parade Exhibited by: Adam Nixdorff Club: Irricana 4-H Beef & Multi Club, Alberta

Grand Champion Steer & Grand Aggregate at the Irma 4-H Beef Club Exhibited by: Cayman Archibald Club: Irma 4-H Beef Club, Alberta

Believed to be Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all time highest dollar winningest steer

Taber Fall Classic Grand Champion Jr. Steer: 1 belt buckle and $ 800 Grand Champion Open Steer: 1 belt buckle and $550 Medicine Hat Pen Show Reserve Champion open steer: $500 Olds Spring Classic Grand Champion Junior Steer : $500 Bashaw Steer Show Class winner C.R.Y show in Olds class winner: $500 Irricana 4-H Beef and Multi Club Grand champion steer: $50, banner, bronze and Bushnell binoculars Champion showmanship: $50, banner Grand Champion home raised steer: $50 4-H on Parade Grand Champion steer: sold for $9.80 lb. to Cam Clark Ford total=$12,122.60, 1 belt buckle, 2 banners,and a leather jacket Grand Champion Intermediate Showmanship- banner and belt buckle Drayton Valley Steer Show Grand Champion Steer: $2000, banner Lloydminister Jackpot Show Cass winner: $250(peoples favorite for the culcata) Calgary Stampede Show Hereford Influence Class $1250 Other winnings (scholarships, judging-belt buckle, other winnings from steer): $1400 Bonanza in Saskatoon Reserve Champion Hereford Influence Steer: belt buckle and banner Prince Albert Steer Show Grand Champion Steer : $3000, jacket

Total money received: $23,022.60 Exhibited by: Coleman Nixdorff Club: Irricana 4-H Beef & Multi Club, Alberta

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Hereford Farewells William (Bill) Magnowski October 13, 1931 - March 31, 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of William (Bill) Albert Magnowski on March 31st, 2011, at his home in Quesnel, British Columbia. Bill is survived by his wife Marlene Magnowski, daughters Gwen (Brian) Dillabough, Carolyn (Bryan) Ettinger and son Doug (Candice) Magnowski, and grandchildren Cody Dillabough, Reginald Ettinger, Madison Magnowski, Kayleen Dillabough, MacKenzie Magnowski and Cassandra Ettinger. Bill married Marlene Bartels of Moose Heights in 1959 and they settled on property which he bought at the age of 18, in the Quesnel Canyon. Their first child, Gwen, was born in 1961, followed by their son Doug in 1963 and daughter Carolyn, in 1967. Bill worked in the mills to develop the farm and increase his herd of registered polled Herefords. Although extremely busy developing his land, increasing his land base and expanding his herd and with numerous ranch activities, Bill still found time for off-farm activities such as being part of establishing the Barlow Creek Recreation Commission and assisting in the construction of the Barlow Creek Hall and the Barlow Creek Fire Department. Bill continued with his large herd of cattle which he maintained until last fall when, due to a severe feed shortage, he was forced to downsize the herd.

Helen Alberta (Tiffin) Doenz December 8, 1918 - July 13, 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Helen Alberta Doenz on July 13th, 2011. Helen’s life will always be fondly remembered by her children - Nelson (Paula) Doenz of Warner, Alberta; Holly (David) Godson of Taber, Alberta; her son-in-law Lorne (Cathy) Jessop; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Caleb) Arms; Shaun (Erin Shrimpton) Jessop; Kristy (Ken) Robinson; and Brad (Veronica) Doenz ; Stephanie (Jason) Wilson, and Clarke (Starr Reeder) Godson; her four great grandchildren: Jade, Ava and Tate Wilson and Autumn Godson; her sister-in-law Anna Hughson of Lethbridge; her close friends Hap and Edie Hinch of Lethbridge; and, the many nephews, nieces, extended family and friends. On October 31st, 1942, Helen married Leo Roy Doenz and they built a life together on the family homestead in Warner, Alberta. “Behind every great man there is a great woman” definitely applies in this case. Family was important and with the arrival of Beverly Rose, Nelson Albert and Holly Marie, the family was complete. They worked as partners developing Doenz Ranches. Helen was not shy of work. She taught Sunday School, was actively involved in the Warner Community, was an active member of the Alberta Hereford Belles, and 4-H and the list goes on. LCI Herefords grew through a family effort of love and passion. She loved the farm and all that it represented.

Mary Skelton August 1, 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Mrs. Mary Skelton of Winfield, Alberta. Mary passed away in the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on Monday August 1st, 2011, at the age of 65 years. Predeceased by her parents Jan and Jadwiga Slaz, Mary is survived by her loving husband Wayne of Skelton Cattle Company, Winfield, Alberta, three sons, Rick (Charlotte) Branton of Hamilton, Ontario, Geoffrey Skelton of Winfield, Cody Skelton of Collingwood, Ontario; her twin daughters, Pamela Branton of Dundas, Ontario and Paula Branton of Hamilton, Ontario; her seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Mary also leaves to mourn, one brother, Fred (Linda) Slaz of Hamilton and four sisters, Krystina Caplazi of Switzerland, Tani Slaz of Calgary, Elizabeth (Richard) Nowe of Liverpool, Nova Scotia and Helen (John) Guitar of Dundas, Ontario. Celebration of Life services in memory of Mary Skelton were held in both Calgary and Hamilton, Ontario.

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Lionel Samuel McKeown 1930 - 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Lionel McKeown of Glenamore Farms, Woodville, Ontario. A husband, father and grandfather, Lionel passed away at the Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ontario, on Tuesday August 2nd, 2011, in his 82nd year. Lionel was the beloved husband of Marie (nee Fewster), loving father of Bruce and his wife Sonya and Alan and his wife Brenda; cherished grandfather of Inge Marie, Tracy, Sarah, James, Katrina, Scott, and David. Beloved brother of John (predeceased) and Eileen, Howard and Mary and Lenore and Jack Gibson. Lionel represented the fourth generation of McKeowns on the Glanamore Jersey operation and bred the All-Canadian Champion Jersey cow in 1994 and 1995 among many other champions. He had an eye for good livestock and birds and took just as much pride in his Hereford herd which he established in 1995, and his racing homing pigeons and could tell you about successful bloodlines in his bird families too. Lionel will be dearly missed by his fellow Ontario and Canadian Hereford breeders.

Walt Browarny August 24th, 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Walt Browarny on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, at the age of 75 years. Walt is survived by his beloved wife Marie of Calgary and by his children, daughter Shannon Browarny; son Allan Browarny and daughter-in-law Roxana; and two grandchildren, Corbin and Sophia. Walt and his wife Marie travelled the world with their livestock photography business, picturing livestock at shows and in their natural environment, from the Alberta Foothills to the dairy barns of Europe. For more than 40 years, he specialized in livestock photography, earning praise around the world and becoming known as the “camera man of livestock” who set the standard that others would strive to attain. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Walt was a child with a vision of inter-mingling art with light. He has done more to promote purebred beef cattle than any other artist in the history of the genre. Walt was a special friend to the Hereford industry, picturing herds and champions from coast to coast.

James E. Hayes 1953 - 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the sudden passing of James E. Hayes at Royal Victoria Hospital, in Barrie, Ontario, on Monday, September 5th, 2011. James Hayes of Cookstown, was in his 59th year. He was the only son of the late Elbert and Eleanor Hayes and was best friend to Linda Copeland. James was loved by many family and friends. The cattle industry was James’ life and he was a very important part of the lives and successes of many of his cattle friends. He travelled to hundreds of shows and sales throughout North America to fit cattle of all beef breeds under the business name of Northern Cattle Services. Because of his stature, it wasn’t uncommon to see James standing atop a turned over milk carton in order to reach and clip the backs of livestock at sales and exhibitions. At the end of the events he attended, he always had time for long visits with friends. He especially wanted to help young people getting a start in the business. He got his own start through the 4-H programme and he gave back to that programme by helping others.

Leonard Ingvald Berg June 21, 1921 – September 9, 2011 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of Leonard (Len) Berg on September 9, 2011. Len was born on June 21, 1921 on a farm north of Lougheed, AB. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Bernice; by their four children, Bonnie, Brian, Terry and Penny, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great grand children. Len enjoyed rural life and was very active on the local sporting teams. Len went to high school at Camrose Lutheran College, where he met the love of his life, Bernice Jackson. When he was 20, Len enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He served his Country for four years in WWII, and upon his return, married Bernice On October 28th. That same year they took over the Berg family farm and discovered the second love of his life, Hereford cattle. Cattle shows and Hereford conventions soon became a regular component for all on the Berg farm. In 1975, Len and Bernice moved to Sedgewick, Alberta, where he decided to sell real estate while still staying involved with the farm and being very active in the Alberta Hereford Association. He passed away in his sleep just a couple of months after celebrating his 90th birthday.

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Outslickered!

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This story is just an example about what I just said. As the day progressed it was obvious that I shouldaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; stayed in bed! Rousted out before the sun had even begun to rise. My appearance less than admirable but that ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t no surprise! This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d bin mighty rough, the cows less than appeasinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Several had eluded us, not to the boss-manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pleasinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. One cow in particular had bin outright evasive. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d not entice her from the range, no matter how persuasive! A white faced Hereford hellion, I vowed that I would get her. All the other handâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had tried but I thought I knew better! As I rode across a ridge on rather nasty ground, I was forced to make a judgement call that proved to be unsound. I spotted that ignorant bovine some fifty feet below. I faced a quandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ry at this point, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just which way should I go?â&#x20AC;? There wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much selection, no smooth or even course. So I just went right off the edge and left it to my horse! Now â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Abeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; had seen his share of hills and I trusted his discretion. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure the avalanche was caused by my aggression! Abe did his best to halt our slide â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;till my cinch broke right in two. My saddle slid clean up his neck. It appeared that I was screwed! The Good Lord must have seen my plight and showed me some compassion. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the only thing that I can see that saved us both from crashinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;! As for that bovine beauty, she just sauntered up the path, totally oblivious to the rockslideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aftermath. I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be certain â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;bout what I heard but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure she snickered as we slid by in a hail of rocks, totally outslickered!

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3-D-L Polled Herefords .........................................................107 Agribition/Red Coat ...............................................................29 Alta Genetics ........................................................................109 Art Family Photography .......................................................109 A.X.A. Polled Herefords ........................................................108 Balog Auction Services ......................................... 109, 114-IBC Bannerlane Herefords ........................................................... 50 Bar N Ranch & Cattle Co. Ltd. ................................................25 Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch........................................................33 Bar-RZ Polled Herefords ..........................................................8 Barr, Heather .........................................................................109 Big Gully Farm ......................................................................... 71 Blacklock, John B. .................................................................109 Bonnie Brae Farm ..................................................................113 Braun Ranch ............................................................................63 Breton West Herefords ......................................................... 45 Brost Land & Cattle Co. ............................................................9

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Calgary Bull Sale ..................................................................... 71 Carlrams Ranching Ltd. ........................................................ 49 Catalyst .................................................................................109 Chestermere Herefords .......................................................107 Copper Creek .........................................................................IFC Conway Hereford Farms ....................................................... BC Coulee Crest Herefords .........................................................28 Crone Herefords ..................................................................... 16

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Dallas Farms ................................................................... 48, 107 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. .............................109 Deanfield Ranch ....................................................................113 Dorbay Polled Herefords ......................................................108 Dorran, Ryan .........................................................................109

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Elmbar Polled Herefords ......................................................108 Farmfair ...................................................................................62 Fenton Hereford Ranch .................................................... 20-21

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Garrett Ranch Ltd. ................................................................108 Gillespie Hereford Ranch ...................................................... 34 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. .........................................109 112

HBM Polled Herefords ..........................................................108 Hereford Genes Event ............................................................ 31 Herefordsthatwork.com ......................................................108 Highmark Ranching Polled Herefords ................................107 Hirsche Herefords ................................................................107 Holloway Farms Ltd. ...............................................................52

Jones Hereford Ranches ......................................................107 JoNomn Hereford Ranch ........................................................22 Justamere Ranches ........................................................... 14-15

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Keith Wise Truck Lines Inc. .................................................109 Kootenay Polled Herefords ....................................................43

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Lakeford Polled Herefords ...................................................107 Lamportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polled Herefords .................................................107 LCI Herefords ................................................................ 4-5, 107 Lian Mor ................................................................................. 44 Lilybrook Herefords........................................................38, 107 Little Red Deer Hereford Farm ............................................107 Lock Farms ............................................................................108 Lone Pine Cattle Services ......................................................57 Lost Lake Ranch ............................................................. 50, 107 Lyons Polled Herefords ........................................................108

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Mahjam Farm ........................................................................108 Manitoba Hereford Association ..........................................108 Manitoba Hereford Association Good As Gold Sale............65 Maple Hill Farms .................................................................... 66 Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords ....................................3 Misty Valley Farms .................................................................67 MN Herefords.......................................................................... 51 Moccasin Flat Ranch ............................................................107 Myalta Farms ........................................................................107

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NCX Polled Herefords ...........................................................107 NBG Polled Herefords...........................................................108

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Oulton Farm ..........................................................................108

Pahl Livestock ......................................................................... 12 Pine Butte Ranch ....................................................................24


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Richardson Ranch.................................................................107 RSK Farms .............................................................................108

S. Jones & Sons .....................................................................107 Sky Track Ranch .................................................................... 42 Square D Herefords ................................................................27 Sampsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Thunderbird Ranch Ltd. ....................................107 Scott Alta Farms ...................................................................108 Skelton Cattle Co. .................................................................108 SNS Herefords .......................................................................108 SS Cattle Company Inc.................................................. 62, 108 Stauffer Farms Ltd..................................................................39 Stith, Dale ..............................................................................109 Stockmens Insurance ..........................................................109 Stromsmoe Herefords and Black Angus .............................. 17

Taboo Polled Herefords ........................................................108 Triple A Herefords ..................................................................23

Ulrich Herefords ............................................................ 56, 108

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WLB Livestock .........................................................................11

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XTC Hereford Farms Ltd. ........................................................ 13

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YV Ranch ................................................................................ 30

Bonnie  Brae  Farm

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NEBRASKA  is  for  sale  as   of  May  2012 His  heifers  are  for  sale  off  the  farm  in  2012

We  Welcome  Your  Call  Anytime Robert  &  Theresa  Spears

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Monday, November 14th, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. Special Stock Cow & Bred Heifer Sale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 300 head Balog Cow Palace, Lethbridge, Alberta

Featuring G.A. Mckendrick Ranch Ltd., Cochrane, Alberta Complete Dispersal 200 Tremendous Reputation Ranch Cows Â&#x2021; 6ROLG5HG5HG%URFNOHDQG5HG%OD]H&RZV Â&#x2021; 6ROLG%ODFN%ODFNZKLWHIDFH %ODFN%URFNOH&RZV Â&#x2021; 6WUDLJKW%UHG+HUHIRUGDQG+HUHIRUGFURVV&RZV Â&#x2021; 7KHPDMRULW\RIWKHFRZVDUH+RPH5DLVHG RQHLURQ

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** This is one of the Top-Reputation Producing Herds in Western Canada!!** Monday, November 21st, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. Special Stock Cow & Bred Heifer Sale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 300 head Balog Cow Palace, Lethbridge, Alberta

Featuring BAR D BAR Ranch â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Homewood, British Columbia Â&#x2021; 6WUDLJKW%UHG+RPH5DLVHGRQHLURQQGFDOYLQJ +HUHIRUGIHPDOHVEUHGWRUHSXWDWLRQ%ODFN$QJXVEXOOV LQ-XQH Â&#x2021; 6WUDLJKW%UHG+RPH5DLVHGRQHLURQ UG   4WKFDOYLQJ+HUHIRUGIHPDOHVEUHGWRKLJKSHUIRUPDQFH 5HG$QJXVEXOOVLQ-XQH9HU\)DQF\<RXQJ )HPDOHV %ODFN%ODFNZKLWHIDFHDQG%ODFN%URFNOH&RZV QGWRWKFDOYHUVEUHGWRKLJKSHUIRUPDQFH&KDURODLV EXOOVLQ-XQHVery Productive cows!

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. 13th Annual Rainbowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s End Replacement Bred & Open Heifer Sale â&#x20AC;&#x201C; All Breeds Balog Cow Palace, Lethbridge, Alberta

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Monday, November 28th, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. Special Stock Cow & Bred Heifer Sale Balog Cow Palace, Lethbridge, Alberta

Featuring Wikkerink Farms, Bow Island, Alberta Complete Cow Herd Dispersal Â&#x2021; )DQF\5DQFK&RZVKRPHUDLVHGRQHLURQ VROLG%ODFN$QJXV%ODFN%URFNOH %:)ULFKLQ (ERQ+LOOEUHHGLQJ%ODFN$QJXVEXOOV(ERQ+LOODQG 6WU\NHUSXWLQ0D\DQGWDNHQRXW$XJXVWWK)XOO +HDOWKSURJUDPLQFOXGLQJ%UHHG%DFNDQG6FRXU*XDUG Â&#x2021; 7UHPHQGRXVVHWRIIDQF\KRPHUDLVHGRQHLURQ$QJXV 5DQFK&RZV Â&#x2021; %UHG+HLIHUV Â&#x2021; VWFDOIKHLIHUV Â&#x2021; QGFDOYHUV 

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Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. 66 Ranch (Chuck Beasley), Duchess, Alberta Complete Commercial Cow Herd Dispersal Duchess Community Hall (Cattle will be sold on Video)

Featuring Â&#x2021; )DQF\%ODFN$QJXV)HPDOHV Â&#x2021; 7UHPHQGRXVKLJKTXDOLW\6WUDLJKW%UHG+RPH5DLVHG IHPDOHVEUHGWR+LJK3HUIRUPDQFH%HDVOH\5DQFK (DV\&DOYLQJEXOOV Â&#x2021; &KXFN.HOVH\ 0HOLVVDKDYHSXUFKDVHGWKHHQWLUH %DGODQGV$QJXV 6HZDOO%URV 3XUHEUHG$QJXV+HUG DQGWKXVWKHUHDVRQIRUWKHVDOHRIWKHFRPPHUFLDOKHUG 75 1st-Calf heifers 350 2nd Calvers 400 3rd, 4th and 5th-calvers 375 Mature cows

Monday, December 5th, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1:00 p.m. Special Stock Cow and Bred Heifer Sale Balog Cow Palace, Lethbridge, Alberta

Featuring 600 head C & E Livestock (Cletus Grubb), Gull Lake Saskatchewan

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This is a nice set of ranch cows.

Phone (403) 320-1980 Fax (403) 320-2660 Email: sold@balogauction.com Web site: www.balogauction.com Box 786, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3Z6


Herd Bull

Herd Bull

FA HARLAND BRITISHER 28W

GCK 39 SUPER RED 22T

We  purchased  this  feature  bull  from  the  2011  Anderson  Bull  Sale.  This  was   our  choice  of  all  the  bulls  to  sell  this  spring.  The  best  of  performance  and   EPD  numbers.  He  bred  35  of  our  best  cows  this  year.

Simply  one  of  the  most  powerful  breeding  bulls  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  ever  used.  He  has   the  unique  ability  to  bring  the  best  out  of  every  cow  he  breeds.  The  most   popular  bull  at  the  2009  Medicine  Hat  Bull  Sale  when  we  purchased  him   from  Gordon  Klein.

Yearling Bulls

8  big,  stout,  long  yearling  rancher  bulls.    Some  you   can  breed  your  main    cow  herd  to  and  some  have  the   pedigree  and  numbers  to  use  on  heifers.

Cows

Bull Calves

3 feature  herd  bull  prospect  bull  calves.

Bred Heifers

Over  60  years  in  the  business  of  raising,  building   Offering  20  of  the  most  outstanding  bred  heifers   and  molding  a  cow  herd  to  what  it  is  today  and  one   weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  ever  produced.    All  are  sired  by  21M,  129S,   we  are  very  proud  of.  Many  of  which  are  the  best   699S  and  810U.  Bred  to  easy  calving  bulls. and  hardest  working  mother  cows  in  the  nation.

Cows

Heifer Calves

About  20  feature  heifer  calves  chose  right  off  the   top  of  our  2011  calf  crop  (over  55  born).  All  should   make  amazing  future  brood  cows  and  many  of  which   could  be  show,  junior  or  4-­H  prospects.

First Calved Heifers

This  is  the  feature  of  the  Sale.  Never  before  

have  we  had  a  group  of  young  cows  this  good.   Perfect  udders,  lots  of  milk,  and  big  fat  calves.  All   are  bred  to  22T.

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October 2011 Commercial Edition of The Canadian Hereford Digest