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January 2016

The Official Magazine of The Canadian Hereford Association

100 Years of Hereford History Spring Spring Valley Valley Farms, Farms, Then Then and and Now Now

Weighing In The The Tools, Tools,Techniques Techniques and and Due Due Diligence Diligence of of Newborn Newborn Calf Calf Weighing Weighing

Young Guns XII Faces Faces and and Perspectives Perspectives of of aa New New Generation Generation

2016 Performance Edition


As winter closes in, we retire the showherd for the season and express gratitude for our visits with fellow breeders, for the cattle community that we belong to and for the interest expressed in our breeding program in 2015.

Thank you to Kevin and Joanne Fraser of Cochrane, Alberta, for purchasing half interest in our young herdsire CCR 9500 BARCODE 38B – out of our top producing cow on the ranch. We appreciate your confidence and look forward to the next generation influenced by this sound and stout Wyarno son.

CCR 9500 BARCODE 38B CWA 2015 National Reserve Junior Bull

Owners - The Stevenson Family

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

Thank you very much, also, to Jordan and Pamela Krause of Semlin Valley Ranch, Cache Creek, British Columbia, for their purchase of our National Sale entry, CCR 102Y BONNIE BETH 42C. Managers Phil & Catherine Brown Phil’s Cell: (250) 293-6857 Catherine’s Cell: (250) 293-6858

Bob Proulx . Kevin Clements . Shawn Galloway


Sire:

521X Victor I 1 7 2 F HYF) TH 12 (DLF IE

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205Y Dainty W 1 0 3 F HYF) MHPH (DLF IE

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TED As En TEs LLED E B s A H Po Ygous HoMoz

MHPH 521X Action 106A (DLF IEF HYF) gold Trophy sire 2013 Reserve national Champion

september 20, 2015 october 10, 2015 october 19, 2015 november 6, 2015 november 26, 2015

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AnL AnD guEsTs “ACTIon HEIFER” (ToP sELLER) RoYAL ELITE sALE “ACTIon” CALF ToP sELLER oVER ALL BREEDs AT AgRIBITIon nATIonAL HEREFoRD sALE HIgH sELLIng FEMALE AT

$11,083.00 $7,800.00 $19,800.00 $16,200.00 $10,000.00

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Cattle for Commercial Cowmen from Commercial Cowmen th

4 Annual

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bull Sale

1:00 MST

Worland, Wyoming

65 Two Year Old Range Ready Bulls 100 Black Baldy Heifer Calves Ranch Ready Horse

Border Collie Stock Dog

Join Us Thursday Evening for a Bull and Horse Preview followed by a prime rib dinner

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DCR 713 KOOTENAY 429 DCR 713 KOOTENAY 440 DCR 713 KOOTENAY 484

Videos will be available at: www.durbincreekranch.com

No Frills

Cows run out on native grasses in commercial settings on the high desert

No Excuses

Entire cow families have been eliminated for prolapse, eye, udder, feet and leg or fleshing ability problems for 40 years

No Gimmicks

Cows calve in large pastures (3,000 acres) and do it themselves or they are eliminated by nature or management

No Second Chances

Every cow raises a calf every year. Period.

The Agar Family 4

Bruce & Mary Agar

Wyatt & Joey Agar

Jake & Hannah Agar

3292 Grass Creed Rd

Thermopolis WY 82443

(307)867-2404


Eight EightPowerful PowerfulProspects Prospects

Headed Headed to to Calgary Calgary Bull Bull Sale Sale

March March2-3 5th

Featuring Sons of Westpoint 40W

SNS 40W WESTERN LAD 56B EPD Acc

BW 5.0 .37

WW 52.6 .30

YW 93.6 .31

M 21.0 .13

PAHL 90P SPADE 3S Sire: PAHL 3S WESTPOINT 40W PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P SNS 64P SILVER BODACIOUS 12T Dam: SNS 12T BODACIOUS LASS 11W SNS 10J STAN SUNSHINE 94N

SNS 40W WESTERN LAD 63B EPD Acc

BW 2.2 .38

WW 42.4 .31

YW 71.7 .32

M 25.2 .16

PAHL 90P SPADE 3S Sire: PAHL 3S WESTPOINT 40W PAHL 179K PATIENCE 147P AGA 22B RED STANMORE 40L Dam: SNS 40L RED SILVER LASS 82S SNS 35J SILVER LASS 48L

Also Sending Sons of:

SNS 5S STANMORE 79Y & YV 30U TRIPLE THREAT 71Y

Scott Nixdorff & Sons

Rob (403) 948-2569 Paul (403) 935-4334 Cell (403) 510-2687 Fax (403) 935-3576 Scott (403) 948-5232 Email sns@efirehose.net R.R. 2, Airdrie, AB T4B 2A4 “The Idea Is Excellence” www.snsherefords.com

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contents January 2016 Volume 74 | Number 1

Submitted by: Janice Tapp of Copper-T, Fraser Lake, BC

features

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

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

Where are They Now?

Heifers Like This... Kailey Wirsta’s Heifer Lottery story is like no other!

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

100 Years of Hereford History

Young Guns XII Ellen Crane Karen Wagner

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Maternal Productivity Index

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Knife or Band?

108 Same Input, More Out Put 113 Preserving the Hereford Gene Pool 136 CHA News and Notes from Registry 140 Committee Reports 141 RFI Trial Report 142 Ontario Provincial Report 143 Manitoba Provincial Report 144 Saskatchewan Provincial Report

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BA R BA R A D U C K WO RT H

Weighing In

Ken Paul

147 British Columbia Provincial Report

The tools, techniques and due diligence of newborn calf weighing.

Adoption introduces Haitian Boy to World of Cattle

149 CJHA Report

Reprint from the Western Producer

151 CJHA Heifer Lottery

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columns UpFront

148 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report

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President’s Message

155 Quick Reference

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Message du Président

156 Auctioneers, Consultants and Services

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Hereford Horizons

158 Hereford EPD Averages

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KGF

159 Digest Subscription Form & Ad Booking Deadlines

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Baxter Black

159 2016 Semen and Embryo Directory Deadline

135 Rapport du Directeur Exécutif

146 Alberta Provincial Report

150 CJHA Thank You 152 Hereford Farewells 154 4-H Achievements

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134 Executive Director’s Report

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Feedlot Merit Index

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115 Show and Sale Results

B R A D D U B E AU

Spring Valley Farms, Then and Now

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Keith Coates Bob Miller

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JANUARY 14-16 CO, USA ............................................NWSS Mile High Sales, Denver 14 National Hereford Bull Show 15 National Hereford Sale 16 National Hereford Female Show 19-21 MB ....................... Manitoba Ag Days, Keystone Centre, Brandon 22-23 AB ................................................Canadian Bull Congress, Camrose 20-22 SK ........... Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, Saskatoon 25 ........Hereford The Next Generation Semen & Embryo Directory Advertising Deadline 26 MT............Churchill Cattle Co World Class Bull Sale, Manhattan 30 AB ................. MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Sale, Lloydminster FEBRUARY 6 AB/SK...............Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin’ Bull Sale”, Lloydminster 6 ID, USA . .................................................. Elkington Polled Herefords, Annual Production Sale , Idaho Falls 8 SK ...........................................................4th Annual Premier Bull Sale, Lloydminster Exhibition Grounds 9 SK .................................. Bannerlane Production Sale #17, Livelong 10 SK ............................................. Misty Valley Farms Sale, Maidstone 11 SK .....................................................7th Annual Moving On Bull Sale, Carlrams Ranching Ltd, Cutknife 13 AB ................ 22nd MJT “Back to the Basics” Bull Sale, Edgerton 18 AB .......................Corbiell Herefords Bull Sale, Bow Slope, Brooks 19 WY, USA ......4th Annual Bull Sale, Durbin Creek Ranch, Worland 20 BC......................... 21st Annual Production Sale, Pine Butte Ranch, BC Livestock Co-Op Kamloops 23 AB .................................Ulrich Hereford Ranch Bull & Female Sale, Balog Auction, Lethbridge 24 SK .................... McCoy Cattle Co. & Beck Farms Bull Sale, Regina 26 AB 6th Annual Rancher’s Bull Sale, Holloway Farms Ltd, Veteran *TBA AB ...................................CJHA National Council Meeting, Calgary MARCH 2-3 AB ........................................... Calgary Bull Show and Sale, Calgary 4 AB .. 5th Annual Chittick Ranch Bull Sale, Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe 6-7 AB/SK..................... 97th “Pride of the Prairies” Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster 8 AB .....Harvie Ranching 7th Annual Bull Sale, At the Ranch, Olds 8-10 ON .. Ottawa Valley Farm Show - Ernst & Young Centre, Ottawa 10 AB ...............Working Bulls Sale, JoNomn Hereford Ranch, Clyde 11 SK ...........................Ranch Ready Bull Sale , Braun Ranch, Simmie 12 MB ..2nd Annual Elite Genetics Bull Sale, Ag Complex, Neepawa 13 SK ...................................Standard Hill Production Sale, Maidstone 15 Final Registration Deadline for 17th World Hereford Conference 15-16 AB ........... Medicine Hat Spring Bull Show & Sale , Medicine Hat 18 AB .......................................................East Central Bull Sale, Veteran 19 SK ........................................Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw 20 SK .................... ANL Polled Herefords Annual Bull Sale, Steelman 21 AB ...........................................Fraser’s Total Performance Bull Sale, Bow Slope Auction, Brooks 22 SK .......Wascana Cattle Company with City View Simmentals & Ivanhoe Angus, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw 22 MB ..................... 11th Annual WLB Bull Sale, At the Farm, Douglas 22 AB ........36th Annual Bulls Eye Sale, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks 22 AB ....K-Cow Ranch 4th Annual Bull Sale, at the Ranch, Elk Point 5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6V1

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25-26 NB .......................................... Maritime Beef Conference, Moncton 26 SK .................................................Stockman Select Annual Bull Sale Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw 26 BC................... Dawson Creek All Breed Bull Sale, Dawson Creek 28-April 2 MB .................................. Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Brandon APRIL 1 SK ....................................Wilson Lees Value Added Bull Sale, Kisbey 2 NS ......... Maritime Bull Test Station Breeding Stock Sale, Nappan 2 MB .....................................Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale, Carberry 7 SK ................................................ T Bar K Sale, At the Ranch, Wawota 7 BC ....................... Yellowhead Hereford Breeders AGM, Vanderhoof 8-9 ON ..Ontario Hereford Association AGM & OJHA Annual Meeting Holiday Inn Waterfront, Peterborough 9 MB .................Southwest Bull Development Centre Sale, Oak Lake 9 BC ..........41st Annual Vanderhoof All Breeds Bull Sale, Vanderhoof 10 SK ...........................14th Annual Wranglers Bull Sale, Gainsborough 12 AB .................107th Annual Lacombe Bull Show and Sale, Lacombe 14-15 BC...79th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show & Sale, Williams Lake 16 MB ...........Lundar’s 48th Annual All Breed Beef Cattle Sale, Lundar 18-25 Uruguay.................17th World Hereford Conference, Montevideo MAY 13 .................................................................Application Deadline for the CJHA KGF Future of the Breed Scholarship 28 SK ................................................Pasture Ready Bull Sale , Saskatoon 28 ........................Maritime Hereford Association AGM, Nova Scotia JUNE *TBA ....................................................Alberta Hereford Association AGM *TBA ...................................... Saskatchewan Hereford Association AGM 1 .............. Application Deadline for the Keith Gilmore Scholarship 15 ......................... Registration Deadline for Bonanza 2016 Olds, AB 23 - 24 SK.................................................................2016 T Bar Invitational , Dakota Dunes Golf Course, Saskatoon 30 ................ Hereford Special Service Award Nomination Deadline 30 ................................ Hereford Legacy Award Nomination Deadline JULY 3 ................................. August Digest Advertising Booking Deadline AUGUST 9-13 AB ......... Bonanza 2016 and CHA Annual General Meeting, Olds 26 ................................October Digest Advertising Booking Deadline

2015 Semen and Embryo Directory Ad Booking Deadline January 25, 2016 *Consult with the CHA website www.hereford.ca for changes and/or additions to provincial field days, MOE shows and other events.

Phone: 1.888.836.7242 Fax: 1.888.824.2329

Email: herefords@hereford.ca

Cover Photo Courtesy of: The Pawlitza Family, Hills Galore Stock Farm, Hazlet, Saskatchewan

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For Sale by Private Treaty – Yearlings & Two Year Olds Bulls Bred and Raised to Excel in Commercial Operations.

Big, Stout Two Year Old Bulls with Pigment

Quality Yearlings in volume

Feature Sires

LCI 107R Stonewall 25X

Glenless 719T Baron 41Z

BW: 3.2 WW: 59.2 YW: 103.5 Milk: 42.0 TM: 71.6 A tremendous proven sire. Trait leader for weaning weight, yearling weight, and total maternal.

BW: 4.1 WW: 53.3 YW: 89.1 Milk: 21.5 TM: 48.2 High seller from the 2013 Wilson-Lees Bull Sale. We have a tremendous sire group of calves from “Baron” - they are deep, stout and easy fleshing.

None of our bulls are held back for consignment sales – all sell by private treaty (dehorned & polled)

Contact us for our catalog of Bulls for Sale Breeding Quality Hereford Cattle Since 1944

Box 1, Site 10, R.R. 1, Bowden, Alberta T0M 0K0 From Bowden underpass, 7 mi. East, 2 mi. South, 1/2 mi. East Web site: couleecrest.ca 8

Randy & Sandra Radau Ph (403) 227-2259 Fax (403) 227-5278 Randy’s Cell (403) 588-6160 Frank & Nancy Radau Ph (403) 224-2292 Email: couleecrestfarm@gmail.com


Thank you to Maple Hill Farms of Shefford Quebec, for their purchase of

ROSELAWN CLINTON 106A ET 3C at the Manitoba Hereford Association “Good as Gold� Sale

Full siblings and half brothers of this ACTION 106A son available

For Sale at the Farm by Private Treaty Check our website in early February for individual pictures and information on the sale bulls

Many thanks to all our buyers and bidders who have supported our program

Sale BullS

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Newsworthy and notable stories from the Canadian Hereford industry Congratulations to Cheryl Smith of Mildred, Saskatchewan, for winning the 2015 “Who Am I?” contest! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Look for the contest again in the August 2016 Herd Reference Edition of The Digest! • Final Registration Deadline for the 17th World Hereford Conference is

March 15, 2016

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum’s New Bull-

Hercules!

Thanks to a few spectators at the National Hereford Show and Cowtown Regina fo r p r e s e n t i n g President Daryl Kirton with his new black cowboy hat during Agribition. With the passing of “Goody”, the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum was in need of a new Hereford Bull Ambassador. SVF HERCULES 6Y, donated by Spring Valley Farms of Carleton Place, ON, joined the Museum’s team in November 2015. His half brother was the 2012 Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the Carp Fair. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians discovered the history, efficiency, and economic power of the Hereford breed in Canada by meeting Goody and Hercules will help hundreds of thousands more. Good Luck Hercules!

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Good As Gold Sale Fundraiser for the MHA

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50-Years Bert Anderson

Executive Director Stephen Scott and CHA President Daryl Kirton present Bert Anderson and his family of Sceptre, SK with a 50 Year pin. •

At the Good As Gold Sale, Friday, December 4, Manns Herefords of Austin, MB, donated a heifer as a fundraiser. We would like to thank Roy and Sandra and Steven and Regan Manns for their generous donation. The ticket sales for the draw raised $7000 for the MHA. The winner of the draw was John Bosnjak of Little Creek Polled Herefords, Ontario, who was part of the internet sales. He requested that the heifer be put back into the sale, and that the funds raised go to the CJHA. The heifer was purchased by Don Guilford, Guilford Hereford Ranch, Clearwater, MB, for $2600. The MHA would like to extend a huge thank you to John Bosnjak for his support of the MHA and his donation to the CJHA.•

ATTENTION: MEMBRES HEREFORD DU QUÉBEC svp veuillez-vous référer à la section de l’Association canadienne Hereford qui se situe à la page 136. Vous y trouverez de l’information pertinence au sujet de votre adhésion 2016.


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Allan & Candace 403-506-3735

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Merlyn & Eileen 403-748-2364 Bulls will be sold by Private Treaty off the Farm and at Lacombe Bull Sale - April 12, 2016

Thank you to our buyers in 2015!

Ranch Ready Bulls

(Bred for Performance - Managed for Longevity)

upfront

The Tattoo Year Letter For 2016 is “D” Think “D” for Docile!

Eagle Beef & Multi 4-H Club Supports Olds Hospice Society In Memory of John Fulton John Fulton is remembered by the members of the Eagle Beef & Multi 4-H Club as a special supporter of their club. In Mr. Fulton’s memory, the club has decided to donate a market lamb that will be auctioned off at our achievement day. All the proceeds from this lamb will then be given to the Olds Hospice Society. The Olds Hospice is a new organization in our community that helps people that are very sick and their families. In 4-H we learn that it is good to help people in our community. Mr. Fulton helped 4-H many times, and as a way to pay it forward we are proud to donate this market lamb in his name. We would like to raise awareness for the Olds Hospice Society and invite and challenge as many people as possible to attend and bid at our Achievement day Steer and Lamb Sale on June 13, 2016 at the Olds Cow Palace. •

HEREFORD LEGACY AWARD Purpose: To recognize commercial cattle operations/families who have been in the cattle business for seventy-five years as a continuous business. Criteria: 1. The nominated commercial cattle operation must have and continue to use Hereford genetics as a major part of their breeding program over the past seventy-five years. 2. CHA Board members, provincial associations and CHA members can nominate commercial operations for the award. 3. The CHA Board will review and approve any nominations at a Board meeting. Deadline for Nominations: June 30, 2016 Award: 1. A Bernie Brown picture of Hereford cattle will be suitably framed, with an engraved plaque on the frame. 2. Presentation of the award to be conducted at a suitable cattle event or function as selected by the recipient 3. Recognition in the October issue of the Digest. i.e. story and pictures. •

Keith Gilmore Foundation Scholarship Remember! The deadline to apply for the KGF Scholarships is June 1, 2016. Application forms are available at www.keithgilmorefoundation.com •

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

CJHA “Future of the Breed” Scholarship

& true Remember! The deadline for the CJHA KGF “Future of the Breed” Scholarship is May 15, 2016. Application forms are available at www.hereford.ca •

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EPDs CE -1.5 BW 5.9 WW 52.5 YW 83.9 Milk 21.5 TM 47.8

EPDs CE -1.8 BW 7.4 WW 65.0 YW 128.7 Milk 23.9 TM 56.4

HOLLOW 161X ANDY 25B

EPDs CE 0.1 BW 3.7 WW 40.4 YW 75.8 Milk 15.2 TM 35.4

HOLLOW 161X ANDY 33B

HOLLOW 868Y STOCKY 39B Look for this bull and WLN 161B at the Calgary Bull Sale

Offering: 40 2 Yr Old Purebred Bulls 20 Commercial Bred Heifers 20 Commercial Yearling Heifers 3 Purebred Bred Heifers

EPDs CE -1.7 BW 5.5 WW 48.0 YW 85.9 Milk 15.5 TM 39.5

HOLLOW 161X ANDY 58B

EPDs CE -2.5 BW 7.4 WW 61.4 YW 108.5 Milk 17.6 TM 48.3

HOLLOW 868Y STOCKY 144B

EPDs CE -1.0 BW 4.6 WW 50.2 YW 89.1 Milk 15.7 TM 40.8

HOLLOW 161X ANDY 111B

Anthony & Samantha Plett Ph: (403) 882-3416

EPDs CE -0.9 BW 4.5 WW 41.1 YW 72.1 Milk 14.5 TM 35.1

HOLLOW 868Y STELLA 10B

Les & Karen Holloway Fax: (403) 882-3417

EPDs CE -1.4 BW 5.3 WW 47.4 YW 86.1 Milk 14.2 TM 37.9

HOLLOW 208Y JACKIE 71B

Eric & Rebekah LeClair

Cell: (403) 740-0380

Located 1 mile north of Castor on Highway 36 and 5 miles east on secondary Highway 599

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LAMPORT’S POLLED HEREFORDS Since 1942

Offering Bulls with Extra Meat and Quality Feet 5 Bulls Selling at CALGARY

BULL SALE March 3, 2016

LAMPORT’S FOREMOST 5B

Sire: EFBEEF FOREMOST U208 SOD: LAMPORT’S 37H HOLLYWOOD 27W EPDs BW WW YW MM TM REA MARB 2.7 60.8 105.0 16.7 47.1 0.34 0.31

Sire: LAMPORTS 107R RED RIBSTONE 99Y SOD: LAMPORT’S P20 PROGRESS 136T

Outstanding Carcass Data! Outccross Pedigree! Heifer Bull Prospect!

BAR-H CHALLENGER 82W

Sire of many of our Sale Bulls; He produces thickness, extra rib eye size and superior feet!

Bill Lamport 403-226-0345

Brad & Christine Lamport 403-226-0450

Rocky-View County, Alberta

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LACOMBE BULL SALE April 12, 2016

LAMPORT’S 99Y RIBSTONE 90B

LAMPORT’S 82W RENOVATOR 66B Sire: BAR-H CHALLENGER 82W SOD: GHC RITE-WEIGH 49T

LAMPORT’S 82W CHALLENGER 70C Sire: BAR-H CHALLENGER 82W SOD: LAMPORT’S 28K NEW BLOOD 87N

LAMPORT’S 23X TRIPLE X 71B

Sire: BAR-RZ 59T TRIPLE X 23X SOD: LAMPORT’S 48G MAGNUM 28M


Spring Bull Sale February 18, 2016

Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, Alberta Approximately 35 Bulls On Offer No Bulls Previously Sold 50+ Quality Replacement Open Heifers The last natural sons of 24U to sell! They are a powerful group.

HE Sells !

FE 44S RED SKYLINE 24U

C 24U SKYLINE LAD 5B The first sons of 81Y to sell! You will be impressed! Could be as good as we’ve raised

HE Sells !

MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y

C 81Y MISTY LAD 79B 127Y’s sons were very popular last year and this set is equally as good!

HE Sells !

C 326N YES I CAN 127Y

C 127Y T YES MAN 44B

Call or write for a catalogue or better yet stop for a visit anytime!

BRAD & TAMMY, TY & MELISSA

403-734-2111 Box 337, Cluny, AB T0J 0S0 Brad’s Cell: 403-934-8714 Email corbiell@pcc-inet.ca Ty, D.V.M.: 403-934-0297 6.4km N., 1km W. of Fas Gas Service Station on Hwy 1 at Hwy 842, Cluny, AB

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Harvie HBM Royal Blend 83C

Harvie Mainstreet ET 222C

Harvie Boardwalk ET 212C

Harvie Cross Fire 210C

Harvie 40Y Winston 252C

Harvie Power Bull 197C

Harvie Fire Starter ET 207C

Harvie Prime Cut ET 500C

Harvie History Maker ET 61C

NJW Hometown 10Y x Harvie OVHF Ms Unique 17Y Olds Fall Classic Res Champion Bull

MHPH 521X Alliance 203A x Harvie Ms Braxton 160X

NJW Hometown 10Y x Harvie Ms Firefly 65P Full brother to Res Champion bull at Toronto Royal 2016

Harvie Winston 40Y x Harvie Ms Firebird 135P 2015 CWA Jr Bull Calf Champion

Harvie BH Skyfire 207C x Harvie OVHF Ms Unique 80W Harvie DAN T-Bone 196T x Harvie Ms Firefly 24U Dam 2012 CWA Champion Female Dam sold as Pick of our Herd

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NJW Hometown 10Y x Harvie Ms Firefly 65P Full brother to Res Champion bull at Toronto Royal 2016

MHPH 521X Alliance 203A x Harvie Ms Firefly ET 323Y

Remitall Keynote 20X x Harvie Miss Perfection 30P


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Specializing in LIGHT BIRTHWEIGHTS with GREAT PERFORMANCE plus REMARKABLE COWS

50 bulls on offer!

BW 73 lbs

dam 40T

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AGA 67X BADGER EXPRESS ET 3B

EPDs & performance data (including ultrasound & RFI) available on website &/or sale day

AGA 105T STAN GENERAL 20B

BW 79 lbs

AGA 67X BANKROLL EXPRESS 83B AGA 55C STANDARD 18Y (born 1989) AGA 22B BRIGADER 53L AGA 114L GENERAL WILEY 24W AGA 705 EASYGOING EXPRESS 67X AGA 13G GENERAL 114L YV 915W MR RISING STAR 94Y AGA 53A STANDARD ET 4R C 326N YES I CAN 127Y 96 ANDY 72S GCC PETE 203Y ET AGA 114L GENERAL 105T AGA 18Y ZOOM STANDARD 18Z CTY EASY 705T AGA 60W BANNER SPORT ZEAL 28Z

Peter Ulrich

AGA 203Y GREGORY PETE BOX 412B Ulrich Herefords are dedicated to performance testing and ultrasound. 67X excelled in all traits including REA (rank 3/60) & marbling (rank 9/60) - just what the industry needs! We’re also pleased to participate in the CHA’s Feed Efficiency Trials (RFI) over the last 3 years!

SALE inCLudES ExCELLEnT SET oF Long yEARLingS - AvAiLABLE To viEw on ulrichherefords.com

hans Ulrich

(403) 625-2237 (403) 625-1036 ULRICH HEREFORD RANCH INC www.ulrichherefords.com peter@ulrichherefords.com Box 843, CLARESHoLM, ALBERTA T0L 0T0 FRoM CLARESHoLM: 8 Mi (12.8 kM)E on Hwy 520 , 4M (6.4 kM) n on RR 255 & 1/4 MiLE E on TwP 132 17


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By Daryl Kirton

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

Thank you to the CHA office staff for your continued support and hard work. You are a great team. Thanks also to our Executive Director, Stephen Scott, for the excellent job that you do for the CHA. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a big thank you to our CHA board of directors and to our provincial boards, for all the hours they dedicate to this great breed. Past CHA director Andy Schuepbach has stepped down from the national board after eight and a half years of service to our breeders. However, he continues to play a crucial role on the HBI (Hereford Breed Improvement) committee. Over the years, Andy has acted as chairman of the HBI committee and also of the pedigree committee. He will be greatly missed. Thank you, Andy, for your commitment and dedication to our breed and to the industry. Alberta has elected new director Bryan Latimer in June and we welcome him to the board. Many breeders culled animals this fall in efforts to save on feed. Many others sold their potential replacement heifers. Our weather over the past year resulted in reduced or very little hay to harvest, no matter where you lived in BC or in the prairies. Purchasing hay this year is very costly for those who can afford it. Hopefully many of you were able to let cows graze late into the fall months, with the help of some late rains and mild weather.

The CHA board of directors has voted and passed a resolution to have six EPD runs in 2016, which will assist breeders who have spring and fall sales. In 2017, we will be moving to a one-step method, allowing a new EPD run every month. Fall sales also helped, with prices up slightly from 2014. Many purebred sales were well attended and also featured many online bidders. Our National sale at Agribition had a consignment of top quality animals and set record prices. The Agribition commercial sales also had huge crowds attending and also set record prices for open and bred heifers. Thank you to all the breeders who displayed or showed their livestock, as it is very important to advertise and market your breeding programs to all cattlemen. The ribbons don’t necessarily pay the bills but the bull buyers supporting your spring sales do. All three National shows were very strong with entries either equal to or up from 2014. Agribition had 326 entries in the purebred section of the show. Bull calf classes were the strongest they have been in years. Exhibitors’ stalls always seemed to feature a lot of visitors and many Hereford breeders watched the show. All national shows featured international guests from England, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Uruguay and Australia. The CHA board of directors has voted and passed a resolution to have six EPD runs in 2016, which will assist breeders who have spring and fall sales. In 2017, we will be moving to a one-step method, allowing a new EPD run every month. There are approximately 180 bulls at Olds and Strathmore, taking part in our RFI trials which end February 28th. There is still room available for bulls in an upcoming trial slated to start in March. I predict that spring bull sales will be strong again. I urge you to keep the quality high to ensure your buyers will return. In closing, I remind you that your provincial director is your voice on the CHA board. Please make him or her aware of any concerns or input you may have. May you and your families have a very happy New Year!

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Par Daryl Kirton

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

Merci à tout le personnel du bureau de l’association pour votre soutien continu et votre travail ardu. Vous êtes une belle équipe. Merci également à notre directeur général, Stephen Scott, pour l’excellent travail que vous faites pour l’ACH. Je voudrais également saisir cette occasion pour souligner mon appréciation à notre Conseil d’administration et à nos associations provinciales, pour toutes les heures que ces gens consacrent à notre race. Andy Schuepbach, un ancien directeur de l’ACH a démissionné du conseil d’administration après huit ans et demi de service à nos membres. Toutefois, il continue de jouer un rôle crucial au Comité HBI (amélioration de la race Hereford). Au cours des années, Andy a agi comme président de ce comité et aussi du comité de généalogie. Il nous manquera énormément. Merci Andy pour votre engagement et votre dévouement à notre race et à l’industrie. La province de l’Alberta a élu un nouveau directeur en juin: Bryan Latimer et nous l’accueillons maintenant au Conseil d’administration de l’Association Canadienne Hereford. Plusieurs de nos éleveurs ont écoulé leurs animaux de reformes cet automne dans le but d’économiser leurs réserves d’aliments. D’autres ont vendu leurs génisses potentielles de remplacement. Les conditions météorologiques ont fait de sorte qu’il y a eu très peu de foin à la récolte, peu importe où vous résidiez en Colombie-Britannique ou dans les prairies. L’achat de foin cette année demeure très coûteux pour ceux qui peuvent se le permettre. J’espère que plusieurs d’entre vous ont pu laisser vos vaches aux pâturages pendant les mois d’automne, pour profiter du climat doux. Les ventes d’automne ont également contribué au commerce d’animaux avec des prix légèrement à la hausse à comparer à 2014 avec des bonnes foules présentes et des acheteurs actifs sur l’internet. Notre vente nationale à l’Agribition a rassemblé des bêtes de haute qualité qui ont obtenu des prix record. Les ventes d’animaux commerciaux à l’Agribition ont également été fréquentées par des foules immenses qui ont payé de très bons prix pour des génisses ouvertes et gestantes. Merci à tous les éleveurs qui ont montré leur bétail soit en exhibit ou soit en compétition, car il est très important de publiciser et de commercialiser vos programmes d’élevage parmi les acheteurs potentiels. Les rubans ne payent pas nécessairement les factures, mais les acheteurs de taureaux, qui supportent vos ventes de printemps, sont une source de revenues importantes. Il est donc important de prendre contacte avec eux. Les trois concours nationaux ont rassemblé un nombre d’inscriptions égal ou à la hausse à comparer à 2014. À l’Agribition, on comptait 326 têtes dans la section pur-sang. Les classes de veaux mâles de l’année ont été plus fortes que jamais. Dans les étables, les exposants semblaient toujours jouir d’un grand nombre de visiteurs et les estrades étaient toujours pleines de gens qui s’intéressent à la race Hereford. Les trois concours à titre national ont été couronnés de visiteurs internationaux venant de l’Angleterre, du Kazakhstan, de la Turquie, de l’Uruguay et de l’Australie. Le Conseil d’administration de l’ACH a voté et a adopté une résolution pour passer à six rondes d’EPD en 2016, ce qui aidera les éleveurs qui ont des ventes au printemps et à l’automne. En 2017, nous nous enlignons envers une méthode d’une seule étape, ce qui permettra d’exécuter un nouveau calcul d’EPD à chaque mois.` Il y a présentement environ 180 taureaux à Olds et à Strathmore, prenant part à nos tests d’efficacité alimentaire qui se termineront le 28 février. Il y a encore de la disponibilité parmi le prochain groupe d’étude qui commencera en mars. Je prédis que nos ventes de taureaux resteront fortes encore une fois. Je vous pris de garder une qualité élevée pour assurer que vos acheteurs soient de retour. En terminant, je vous rappelle que votre directeur provincial est votre voix au Conseil de l’ACH. S’il vous plaît faites-lui connaitre vos préoccupations ou vos commentaires au besoin. Nous vous souhaitons une très bonne et heureuse année.

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5th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale March 4th, 2016 in Mayerthorpe at the Ag. Barn. and online with Lunch is provided ~ Sale starts at 1:00 pm

On offer

Hereford, Simmental and Angus Yearlings

HARVIE TRAVELER 69T

TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z

RCHR SAFE BET 6Z

Hereford Progeny available for sale from these Powerful sires: GRANDVIEW 7OAKS SONORA 145R HARVIE TRAVELER 69T HARVIE E MONTANA ET 17Z TH 89T 755T STOCKMAN 475Z RCHR SAFE BET 6Z FCC 7W VIPER 18Y

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch

Raymond & Mona Chittick Mayerthorpe, AB C: 780-778-0150 raymondchittick@hotmail.com H: 780-786-4542

Grant & Tanya Chittick H: 780-786-2181

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e l a S l l u B s c i t e n e Elite GManitoba’s Largest Hereford Bull Sale

2nd Annual

Carcass Ultrasounded - Performance Tested - Breeding Soundness Evaluation - Frame Scored - Online Bidding

PCL Y Not Me R117 ET 1Y - Sons Sell

Leveldale Harley 34X 5Z - Sons Sell

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

Hometown 10Y - Sons Sell

LEVELDALE POLLED HEREFORDS The Allisons Doug & Faye: 204-763-4343 Cody & Michelle: 204-720-2446 leveldale@hotmail.com www.leveldale.ca

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10 Bulls to the 2016 Williams Lake Bull Show & Sale April 14th - 15th Featuring Sons of

YV 35X ZAM 15Z LFH TALENT 15Z 1B GE-EPDS

LFH ZAM 15Z 7B

CE

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YW

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+4.2

+69.3

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+21.4

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MARB

+1.4

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+5.3

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+105.3

+22.3

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+0.27

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-0.9

+0.19

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CE

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WW

YW

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-1.3

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-0.3

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GE-EPDS

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CW

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MPI

FMI

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REA

MARB

+1.3

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-1.1

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GE-EPDS

LFH ZAM 15Z 12B

LFH AGILITY 62Y 16B

LFH IGNITE 0342 37B +154.6 +122.7 +0.022

+162.1 +108.4 +0.049

MCE

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MCE

LFH STAR STRUCK 915W 39B CE

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WW

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-1.1

+5.7

+59.4

+89.2

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CW

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MPI

FMI

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REA

MARB

+0.11

+0.8

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-1.4

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CE

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WW

YW

MM

TM

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+5.1

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+58.9

+1.5

MPI

FMI

FAT

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MCE

Used On Heifers In 2015

LFH HOMETOWN 10Y 40B EPDS

LFH STERLINE 53W 41B

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FAT

LFH STANDARD 226Y 45B GE-EPDS

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+46.3

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+21.7

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FMI

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+2.2

+85.2

-0.5

Marie, Kam & Pam Jim Little Fort, B.C. V0E 2C0 Phone (250) 674-1516 Fax (250) 677-4474

GE EPD 22

REA

MARB

+0.09

+0.14

LFH AGILITY 62Y 93B

CE

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+163.1 +142.5 +0.008

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MARB

SC

CW

Stay

+0.31

+0.03

+0.9

+104.8

+2.1

The Jim Family

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

Committed to Cattle

+151.7 +133.6 +0.004

REA

MARB

+0.50

+0.05

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

www.littlefort.ca


70 Bulls on Offer 65 Yearlings & 5 Two Year Olds

HAROLDSON’S RED BULL 200Z 4C

CHURCHILL SENSATION 028X Sire: CHURCHILL RED BULL 200Z CHURCHILL LADY 002X ET KJ 520E INVESTOR 532M ET Dam: MCCOY 532M ZENA 26R MCCOY 58G ZENA 32L EPDs

CE +1.9

BW +4.1

WW +58.0

YW +90.8

Milk +27.0

TM +56.0

KJ 647U REDEEM 429Y

CE +4.1

BW +1.8

WW YW Milk +66.3 +100.1 +29.9

PE EPDs

CE -0.8

BW +3.5

WW +46.6

YW +72.3

Milk +20.6

TM +43.9

BLAIR-ATHOL 10Y HOMEFRONT 99C

SHF RADAR M326 R125 Sire: KJ HVH 33N REDEEM 485T ET HVH OKSANA 4L 33N UPS DOMINO 3027 Dam: KJ 804P DEVON 647U KJ 045 LENA 804P ET EPDs

C&T 218Z COW MAKER 51C

MHPH 101S UMPIRE 118U Sire: MHPH 118U ZAPPA 218Z GHC-TABOO-TCF MISS KAREN 4T PW VICTOR BOOMER P606 Dam: ANL P606 NORTHERN LADY 38X HF 59M NORTHERN LADY 275S

TM +63.1

SHF WONDER M326 W18 ET Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S BLAIR-ATHOL CLASSIC 53U Dam: BLAIR-ATHOL CLASSY GRACE 97Y BLAIR-ATHOL 25C AMIGA 20K EPDs CE BW WW YW Milk -0.8 +5.7 +60.8 +103.2 +27.9

April 1, 2016

TM +58.3

Kisbey, SK

2 p.m. Sale Start Time 5% discount on 2 or more bulls Free Delivery within 300 miles Blair Athol Farms Duncan Lees (306)455-2619 (306)577-9703 Jeff Lees (306)577-1375 www.blairatholfarms.com

Haroldson’s Polled Herefords Chad Wilson (306)577-1256 www.haroldsons.com

Glenlees Polled Herefords George Lees (306)455-2612 Corey Lees (306)455-2714 (306)577-9971 www.glenlees.com

C & T Cattle Co. Chris Lees (306)455-2605 (306)577-7370 Kurt Lees (306)421-8318 email: ctcattleco@sasktel.net 23


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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 year 2015 will go down in history as one of the best years ever for the Canadian cattle industry. Even though we saw commercial prices soften in the later part of November and December, the purebred industry remained strong with a great deal of optimism for 2016. The demand for registered Hereford females was as strong and consistent as the industry as ever seen, in sales from September through December. Hereford bull sales remained consistent from the winter and spring into late fall of 2015, with commercial cattlemen prepared to pay top dollar for Hereford bulls. Our breed continues to see new faces and faces we haven’t seen for a while back in Hereford barns. Both polled and horned Herefords are regaining the reputation of playing an essential role in many herd programs and in the industry in general. This can largely be attributed to breeders listening to customer needs and demands. The Canadian Hereford Digest reflects our breed’s strength. It has also been growing at a steady rate, seeing more breeders both polled and horned - participating in our national magazine. Ad sharing with the Hereford World - the American Hereford Association’s national magazine - has brought new attention to the Digest state-side and consequently, we have seen a steady growth in American subscriptions. The Digest will exceed budgeted profitability for 2015. That added revenue to your association helps with the overall financial picture of the CHA. At the same time, we have managed to keep Digest advertising rates the same since it was purchased from Gilmore Publications back in 2009. The magazine offers the Hereford membership a tool to promote their programs, enjoy articles related to their operations, their industry and their fellow producers; receive updates from the CHA and provincial associations and support the Canadian Junior Hereford Association, at no additional charge. The Digest truly has become a national voice for the Canadian Hereford membership.

The success of the Digest depends solely on the support of the Hereford membership. Without the ad revenue, we couldn’t support the numerous articles and information provided in each issue. So we say thank you and look forward to another successful year in 2016. I’ve received positive feedback about the Digest from the commercial industry, including cattlemen, feedlots and auction markets on a very regular basis and this includes incredibly kind comments from breeders of other breeds. What does this mean? They are reading it! 24

The success of the Digest depends solely on the support of the Hereford membership. Without the ad revenue, we couldn’t support the numerous articles and information provided in each issue. So we say thank you and look forward to another successful year in 2016.

The Canadian Hereford Digest reflects our breed’s strength. It has also been growing at a steady rate, seeing more breeders - both polled and horned - participating in our national magazine. Ad sharing with the Hereford World - the American Hereford Association’s national magazine - has brought new attention to the Digest state-side and consequently, we have seen a steady growth in American subscriptions. The new year brings with it questions about where cattle markets are headed. Will commercial calf prices start to rebound? The expectation is “yes” but it is yet to be determined to what extent. What we do know is that there remains tremendous ability for growth in cow numbers across Canada. Of course, Mother Nature always has her say but cattlemen are a resilient bunch and will persevere in more challenging times and will thrive in the better times. I feel confident that Hereford bull power will be in demand this winter and spring and encourage our breeders to continue to put their best foot forward, only offering the best bulls possible. Longevity and growth for the Hereford breed and all your individual programs depends on the success of the product. Happy customers will keep returning. Between the covers of the January issue, you will find upcoming sales taking place across the country throughout the winter and spring months. To the commercial producer, don’t hesitate to call Hereford breeders that are offering bulls for sale and request a catalogue or question them on their private treaty bulls. Just remember to say, “I saw you in the Digest”. See ya down the road!


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Semen Is Now Available To You!

WLB WINCHESTER POWERBALL 27A

CE -1.2 BW 3.4 WW 59.8 YW 87.2 MM 22.2 TM 52.1 MCE 1.8 STA 1.1 REA .54 MARB .04

BW-71 WW-792 YW-1324

CHA - C02983308 AHA - P43533379 Powerball progeny selling to date have averaged over $19,000. Powerball excels in muscle shape and stifle expression. Powerball is sired by proven Canadian calving ease sire WLB Lego 83T 90X. Powerball is the first calf born out of a 2year-old daughter of Canadian Agribition Champion Female, WLB 7M Fran 82S.

Congratulations to Colyer Herefords on winning Reno Congratulations to Piper Colyer on winning Reno Heifer Powerball semen is collected and available National Junior Bull Calf Champion with C BLACK HAWK Calf Junior Champion with C BAR1 SERENDIPITY 5054. for the advancement of your program now. DOWN ET. This powerful bull calf is sired by Powerball. This fancy heifer is sired by Powerball.

WLB Livestock Bill & Nancy Biglieni Douglas, Manitoba

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$75/unit, minimum of 10 straws/no certs Powerball semen is stored in Eastern and Western Canada and the U.S.

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Powerball

WLB LIVESTOCK Douglas, Manitoba Homegrown

WLB 15C

Lot 42

Mr Canada’s maternal brother sells!

2:00 CDT At the farm

WLB 27C Lot 59

Powerball’s maternal brother sells!

Lego

65 Polled Hereford and Simmental Yearling Bulls Sell Powerball

WLB 8C Lot 50 P606 dam - Eight Red Eyed Lego Sons sell.

Your Source for Deep n’ Thick Red-Eyed Hereford Beef Bulls.

WLB 116C Lot 44

His World Class dam is a maternal sister to Cayley Brown’s Canadian World Hereford Conference and Miss Hereford World Grand Champion Female.

Powerball

Powerball

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WE WOULD ENJOY DISCUSSING YOUR BULL NEEDS WITH YOU WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US

wlblivestock@gmail.com 204 763 4697 204 729 7925 View Catalogue and Videos Online

WLB 117C Lot 45

WorLd Class dam - Six Powerball Sons Sell!

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Heading to the Bulls Eye Sale March 22, 2016 Bow Slope Shipping in Brooks, AB 15 Ranch Raised Bulls (3 Heifer Bulls) Bulls Eye is the only sale we consign at. Watch www.tidecreekherefords.com for pictures of sale bulls, their sires and dams.

Sale Bulls Sired by BR 52U MONTANA STANDARD 163X and YV 77J SKY HIGH ET 826U Sell Sample Sons:

TIDE-CREEK 39T STD X LAD 1B

Sire: CC 77J STERLING 39T Dam: BBSF 25W NINA 205Z

TIDE-CREEK 163X STAN LAD 15B

Sire: BR 52U MONTANA STANDARD 163X Dam: TIDE-CREEK 21M WINDI LASS 6U

Ranch Raised

TIDE-CREEK 163X ADVAN LAD 11B

Sire: BR 52U MONTANA STANDARD 163X Dam: TIDE-CREEK 21M ADVAN LADY 17R

TIDE-CREEK 826U STAN LAD 42B

Sire: YV 77J SKY HIGH ET 826U Dam: CFH 21M LASS 947W

Grown on Grass

No Feet Trimmed

Stop in anytime to have a look or view the bulls on our website www.tidecreekherefords.com Ranch directions: 6 mi. South of Jenner on HWY 884 4 mi. West on HWY 544 1 1/4 mi. South on RGE RD 101

Blaine & Sue Hudec Cassie, Ben & Emerly Phone (403) 898-2192 Cell (403) 362-0542 Box 61 Jenner, Alberta T0J 1W0 28

Brad & Kirby Stensrud Hayes & Huntley 403-363-9894 blainejhudec@gmail.com


IT’S THE DEPTH AND UNIFORMITY IN THE COWHERD THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE CONSISTENCY IN YOUR BULL’S PROGENY!

Offering Long Yearling Bulls 65 by Private Treaty 16 at Calgary Bull Sale March 3 10 at Medicine Hat Bull Sale March 16 rd

th

Also offering Bred Heifers for sale and a big group of coming Yearling Bulls

Featuring Bulls Like These...

28R dam of 7B & 196B

O U T

75T dam of 423B

O F

152T dam of 20B

L I K E T H E S E

D A M S

165T dam of 133B

171T dam of 40B

359T dam of 397B

Bull Calves and Bred Females also available

19Y dam of 350B & 351B

215W dam of 44B

For Bull Pictures and Detailed Information please visit our website or give us a call for a catalog

Andy & Margaret Schuepbach

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

Email: andy@lilybrookherefords.com

40X dam of 227B

71W dam of 58B

144W dam of 282B

106W dam of 315B

358W dam of 123B

213X dam of 301B

242U dam of 570B

223U dam of 257B

344W dam of 164B

234Y dam of 63B

Hans Ulrich (403): 625-2237

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Like This... Kailey Wirsta’s heifer lotter y stor y is like no other! By Catherine Brown

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Kailey Wirsta has a story about being one of the lucky winners of a Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) heifer lottery voucher that has been six years in the making and continues to evolve. In this story, heifers beget cows, which beget enthusiasm for our next generation of producers. Kailey – daughter of Kevin and Janice Wirsta of K-Cow Ranch near Elk Point, Alberta – was seven years old in 2009 when she won a $700 credit towards the purchase of a heifer through the CJHA heifer lottery draw at Bonanza in Princeton, BC. In October of 2009, Kailey and her parents visited Jim and Shirley Scott of Scott-Alta Farms of Red Deer, to select Kailey’s new heifer – Scott-Alta Wilhemina 11W. “Jim said to Kailey when she bought her that she needed to promise to show Wilhemina,” says her mom Janice. “So when we brought her home, we halter broke her right away.” Kailey’s young age made it tough to show the heifer, so the family didn’t end up bringing her to town that year, after all, but Wilhemina ultimately became Kailey’s favourite cow. Wilhemina had a heifer calf in the spring of 2012 – K-Cow Sophia 5Z - that went on to be Kailey’s first 4-H heifer. In 2013, Wilhemina had a bull calf and Kailey showed the cow-calf pair as well as her yearling heifer (5Z) at Summer Synergy. There, the cow was named Champion Hereford Female and she earned Kailey a spot in the Summer Synergy Parade of Champions at the Calgary Stampede.

But that was just the start of Kailey’s good news story. This year, Kailey showed three-yearold K-Cow Sophia 5Z – daughter of Wihemina – and her calf, K-Cow Starstruck 95C, and the pair was named Champion Female at the Alberta Junior Hereford Show in June. The same pair was named Champion Female at the Elk Point 4-H Beef Club and at the Northeast Regional 4-H Heifer Show. Kailey went on to show the pair at FarmFair 2015 where they won their class and became the show’s Reserve Senior Female Hereford Champion. Kailey showed 5Z’s heifer calf in the Legends of the Fall, placing 2nd in class and in the junior bred and owned show, where she placed 2nd in class again. The Farmfair show for the Wirsta’s ended with Kailey winning the Junior Showmanship Championship title showing 5Z’s calf - Startstruck 95C. Starstruck 95C has already been chosen as Kailey’s 4-H project for 2016. This cow family marks the beginning of the next generation of Wirstas carrying on the Hereford tradition. Made possible by CJHA heifer lottery sponsors the late Jim and Shirley Scott, the Wirstas are grateful for the opportunity to help lay the foundations for young Kailey’s herd and spark her enthusiasm for this great “cow” business! All the while, “the Scott-Alta legacy continues to make its influence,” says Janice Wirsta.

Wilhemina & Kailey 2009

Calgary Stampede 2013

NE AB Regional Heifer Show Champion Female 2015

Western National Hereford Show Res Champion Sr Female 2015

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Reserve Grand Champion Bull 2015 Lloyd Stockade Roundup, 2nd in Class at CWA The Goods X Xcel

Champion Get of Sire 2015 Lloyd Stockade Roundup

Reserve Senior Champion Heifer Calf, 2015 Lloyd Stockade Roundup, 2nd in Class at CWA The Goods X Canuck

The Cliffs Farm Carmen & Brenda Millham

Hunter, Morgan & Sydney C: (306) 867-4231 C:(306) 270-5524 carm.dvm@sasktel.net

David & Kathy Reid Kurtis & Selene Reid C: (306) 221-7039 champs.reid@shaw.ca

Joe Jr and Peggy Vey

C: (306) 220-2226 ks.reid@sasktel.net

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Pine Butte Ranch

Horned Herefords ‌ a pleasure to work with‌

21st Annual Production Sale ~ Saturday, February 20, 2016 1:00pm @ BC Livestock Co-op Kamloops, B.C.

Our cowherd is our pride. Raised on large pastures in semi arid conditions. Selected for Heritage Hereford Traits:

Disposition Longevity Productivity Mobility Overall Completeness

Selling progeny of: Pine Butte Std Brit Lad 43U Windimuir 82S Prince 208W MN 6S Silver Britisher 118X MN 24U Standard 16Y FE 144T Extra Silver 69Y FE 166W Aster Lad 52Z We appreciate the past patronage of all our customers and we look forward to seeing old friends, as well as making new ones, at the sale in February!

~ Our Business is Bull Business ~ Ray Van Steinburg 250.421.1221

Ranch Phone 250.427.3408

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• Grand Champion Horned Hereford Stockade Roundup 2015 Lloydminster • Reserve Senior Champion as voted on by the people at the Hereford Genes Event Farmfair International 2015 • Qualifier for the Alberta Beef Supreme Challenge at Farmfair in Edmonton and the RBC Supreme Challenge at Agribition in Regina

LONE-PINE STAN BRIT 22B Bruce & Karen Butler & Family

Horned & Polled Herefords A: RR 1 New Norway, AB P: (780) 855-2340 C: (780) 608-0815 F: (780) 855-2454 E: lonepineranch@ymail.com

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Ace Herefords LTD Brady Moncrieff

(306)228-9177 Cell Box 41 Senlac, Sask 0L 2Y0 ace_herefords@hotmail.com (306)228-2354 Farm (306)228-2239 Home We’re serious about raising good cattle and serious about having a little fun. If you like talking cows, stop in for a coffee, we’d love to see you!

LONE-PINE BRITISHER 51B

Bulls For Sale

At the Ranch Calgary Bull Sale March 2-3, 2016 Lacombe Bull Sale April 12, 2016

Thank You to all our buyers and bidders Your visit is always welcome


17th Annual Production Sale: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2:00 pm CST (1:00 pm MST) ~ Dinner At Noon ~ At The Farm, Livelong, SK

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27 Coming Two Year Old Bulls, semen tested* 2 Feature Registered Heifers 32 Bred Commercial Heifers, ultra sound preg checked* •Central Point Free Delivery•

BANNERLANE 153Y SUPER STD 38B BW: 96 lbs. WW: 830 lbs. WDA: 3.18

BW: 100 lbs. WW: 810 lbs. WDA: 2.96

SIRE: AGA 26T YEAH JARROD 153Y DAM: BANNERLANE MS RIBSTONE 81W

SIRE: AGA 26T YEAH JARROD 153Y DAM: BANNERLANE GEN LASS 7R

BANNERLANE 108U BRIT 27B BW: 84 lbs. WW: 770 lbs. WDA: 2.96

SIRE: MVF 161R STD BRIT LAD 108U DAM: BANNERLANE RIBSTONE 33W

BANNERLANE 153Y SUPER 9B

BANNERLANE 108U BRIT 51B BW: 100 lbs. WW: 690 lbs. WDA: 2.53

SIRE: MVF 161R STD BRIT LAD 108U DAM: BANNERLANE 251N STD LASS 26T

Please call for a catalogue or visit www.hereford.ca to view the catalogue online “Our promise to you.....Quality cattle” Bill & Ruth Bannerman (306) 845-2445

Box 148 Livelong, SK S0M 1J0 Chase Bannerman (306) 248-1214 email: bannerlane@littleloon.ca

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100 Years of Hereford

History

Spring Valley Farms, Then and Now By Brad Dubeau

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“Here comes another 100 years,” says Sheila James, in response to the question of what the future holds for Spring Valley Farms. This family pledged its allegiance to the Hereford breed well before it adopted a Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) membership. Their history is a trip down memory lane when the breed itself was new to Canada. Sheila’s parents, Mack and Lois James, were inducted into the Canadian Hereford Honour Roll in 2001 to recognize that fact. Mack passed away in July of 2013 at the age of 88 and while Lois still resides on the farm, Sheila has taken ownership of the farm and its management. Their herd was her father’s pride and joy. Her grandfather – Mack’s father William Thomas James, aka “Billie”, was introduced to Herefords when he worked for the Sparks family of Ottawa, Ontario. In the early 1900s, the Sparks family purchased cattle in the Ottawa area that were trailed about 100 km along the Ottawa River to logging camps, in order to feed the men working and living in those camps. Billie James was one of the hands that trailed the cattle. His experience led him to notice the strength of the white faced cattle breed known as Hereford. Upon arrival to the camps, the Hereford cattle always seemed to have maintained their condition and were easier to work with than other breeds of cattle. On one occasion, the young men trailing the cattle found they had an extra steer with the group and were scolded by Mr. Sparks for allowing this to happen. Not knowing who the animal belonged to, they carried on to the camp. A few weeks later, Mr. Sparks was charged with rustling and was faced with the sentence of hanging, if convicted of the theft. Mr. Sparks paid a great deal more than the steer’s worth to have the charges dropped and to avoid being hung. Nevertheless, the Sparks family had a major impact on life in the Ottawa area and were recognized for their contributions by the City of Ottawa, having a major street named in their honour, which runs in the shadow of the Canadian Parliament Buildings. Billie’s t wo or t hree years of employment with the Sparks family would forever influence him and his family in terms of the merits of the 39


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Hereford breed. Billie James grew up on a mixed family farm north-west of Ottawa, in Renfrew County. He lost his father when he was just 10 years of age and then his mother when he was just 19. In 1915, Billie became a member of the Canadian Hereford Association after purchasing his first registered Hereford – a cow named “Nellie” from Christy Armstrong of Kinburn, Ontario. His first herdsire was named “Look Again”, purchased from Bill Hunter of Orangeville, Ontario. Both were Hor ned Herefords. Billie was allotted the tattoo letters WTJ from the CHA. This remains the family’s tattoo letters to this day,100 years later. Billie married Florence in 1920 and in March of 1924 he moved his family, farm, equipment and cattle 95 km southeast, to Almonte, Ontario. They walked the cattle to Renfrew, Ontario, which was the nearest town,

where they were loaded onto a train and shipped to Almonte. Cattle were then walked from Almonte another 10 kilometres to the new farm. The equipment and household items were moved by horse and sleigh. With two toddlers in tow, Florence was also pregnant with Mack at the time of the move. Mack liked to joke that he was “conceived in Hyndford and born in Almonte”. The move to Almonte brought the

his excellent herd of Hereford cattle out to local fairs. That’s when the James family began showing cattle in earnest, walking the cattle to shows on journeys that would take two or three days, before the days of suitable cattle transportation. They attended the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and for that, cattle were crated and shipped to Toronto by train. Billie realized there was demand for Hereford bulls a nd he w a s in a position to meet that demand. This was around 1946 when the Hereford breed family closer to Ottawa and its cattle was registering more cattle than any markets and to better farming land other beef breed. with fewer stones to pick. The farm was self-sustaining as the The new farm was in a valley with a family grew their own feed for the natural spring that flowed year-round. cattle. All six kids were involved in Thus, the farm name, Spring Valley Club Calf and later 4-H, as they grew. Farm. The James family flourished As the children got older, Mack’s there and ultimately they were a siblings all found their own careers family of six children. off the farm. But Mack was the one Neighbours soon who decided to stay and farm with urged Billie to take his dad Billie. Mack married Lois McNeeley in 1950. “The most beautiful woman I had ever seen”, Mack would say. The couple ultimately purchased Lois’ family farm which was just about 11 kilometres west of Almonte and took up residence there. CHA Directors Leon Silk and Wally Pugh with Mack and Billie CHA Executive Director Stephen Scott present continued to work Sheila, Lois and Glenn with their 100 year Pin. together.

Billie realized there was demand for Hereford bulls and he was in a position to meet that demand. This was around 1946 when the Hereford breed was registering more cattle than any other beef breed.

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As newlyweds, Mac and Lois started with about 20 cows and eventually grew the herd to fifty cows with the introduction and demand of polled Hereford cattle. Billie ran about 40 cows at the Almonte location. The two farms consisted of about 750 acres each. Both were made up of mostly native pasture consisting of rock, swamp and trees and some crop land for feed. The Almonte Far m was ultimately sold in 1975. Mack and Lois had three children Glenn, Sheila and Steve. Steve now has his own Angus and Hereford operation separate from the Spring Valley Farms operation. Glenn has been an active participant in the dayto-day farming activities at home. And through succession planning, Sheila purchased the farm from Mack and Lois about 10 years ago. She renovated the wood shed connected to the main home into a granny suite. This became Mack and Lois’s home and allowed them to continue to reside on the farm and Sheila moved into the main home. By day, Sheila works as a Farm Safety Consultant and manages the farm on her personal time, working together with her brother Glenn. The operation remains self-sufficient, in terms of growing their own feed such as hay, oats and barley. Improving the herd was always a priority for the James family, always striving to offer the best cattle possible for sale. Mack and Lois used the most advanced breeding tools

of their time, such as A.I. (Artificial Insemination), E.T. (Embryo Transfer) and ultrasound in their program, in order to add modern and influential genetics to their herd. They joined the CHA’s THE (Total Herd Evaluation) program to gather data on individual animals. The data helped them to better understand their cattle’s performance and it gave their

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says. “EPDs, combined with visual appraisal, are both important and should be considered when evaluating and selecting cattle.” The James look for cattle with a balanced set of EPDs. Visually, they prefer short-marked, wide topped cattle with good muscling, excellent structure and udders with longevity. It’s also important to Sheila that “females look like females and bulls look like bulls.” The James family continues to s ho w t he i r cattle at local f a i r s, a s a marketing outlet. In 1952, the family hosted its own annual production sale which ran for ten years. But since then, they have contributed to local consignment sales in Ontario and western Quebec; most notably, the Ottawa Valley Hereford Club Annual Sale, a club for which William, Mack and Sheila have all served as

In 1952, the family hosted its own annual production sale which ran for ten years. But since then, they have contributed to local consignment sales in Ontario and western Quebec; most notably, the Ottawa Valley Hereford Club Annual Sale, a club for which William, Mack and Sheila have all served as President. customers information they required to help them in their purchasing decisions. The James are proud to be a 5-Star – All Star Breeder. In other words, they are collecting additional data to provide a more complete reporting on the entire herd. This also adds to the accuracy of their herd’s EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences). “We believe it’s impor tant to pa r t ic ipate i n t he C H A’s T H E program so that we can learn what our cattle have to offer t he commercial and purebred i n du s t r i e s a n d to produce a dependable p r o d u c t ,” s a y s Sheila. “It ’s one t o ol ,” s he

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President. That sale ended a couple years ago and since then, cattle sales primarily take place by private treaty. The Spr i ng Va l le y herd w a s downsized in recent years and some land was sold. Today, the operation is comprised of about 225 acres and a herd of 30 registered Hereford mother cows. Even up until 2005, Mack said he believed he could trace a few of his cows back to descendents of the original Nellie cow! Calving season runs from January through February and calves are weaned in September or October, depending on markets. Cattle not retained as breeding stock are sent to market as stocker calves. Two or three breeding bulls are sold annually. And recently, the James family has reaped the benefits of an increased

Sheila remarks that her family’s love for the breed just keeps being reinfo rce d . Sh e has cowgirled in Alber ta and Saskatchewan and has shown cattle in the United States and has also assisted with genetic research in France and travelled in Australia and her experience continues to demonstrate to her the strengths of the Hereford breed. demand for Herefords, selling groups of females of all ages, creating substantially increased profitability for the farm. Part of that demand, they believe, comes from showing their cattle across Ontario and Quebec and other marketing efforts. They have had ample success with their genetics in the show ring, bringing home many championship banners over the years. Sheila remarks that her family’s love for the breed just keeps being reinforced. She has cowgirled in Alberta and Saskatchewan and has shown cattle in the United States and has also assisted with genetic research in France and travelled in Australia and her experience

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continues to demonstrate to her the strengths of the Hereford breed. After all this time, “Herefords still stand out,” she says. “Hereford is [also] the nicest breed to work with and that goes a long way with the James family,” she says. “They are easy-fleshing and more cost-effective cattle [than most]”. “It’s been awesome,” Sheila says of a lifetime spent growing up among, showing and tending to premier

cattle. “You couldn’t choose a better lifestyle. The people along the way have been great and the little adventures memorable.” The membership of the Canadian Hereford Association, along with the Board of Directors, wish to cong ratulate the James Family for their 100 years in the Hereford industry.

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Carlrams Ranching Ltd

7th Annual Bull Sale ~ 2:00 ‘Sask Time’

Thursday - February 11th Please be our guest for lunch at noon before the sale! Carl & Dalynn’s Yard - 5 miles North of Cut Knife, SK

LOT 23B

LOT 180B

CR 87R WEST LAD 23B

CARLRAMS A 102W EXTRA LAD 180B

- HORNED HEREFORD BULLS - BLACK ANGUS BULLS - POLLED HEREFORD BULLS - PUREBRED HEREFORD HEIFERS - COMMERCIAL HEREFORD HEIFERS - KIDS PONEY - RANCH GELDING - ALL ON OFFER -

LOT 371B

LOT 247B

CARLRAMS C45X STD LAD 371B

CR 137Y LAD 247B watch & bid live!

Cal & Marilyn (306) 398-7343

Carl & Dalynn (306) 398-7879

Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada ~ Catalgoue will be online January 7th ~

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All Bulls Selling at One Location!

with City View Simmentals & Ivanhoe Angus

March 22, 2016 Johnstone Auction Mart • Moose Jaw, SK

20 Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 20 Simmental Yearling Bulls 20 Black Angus Yearling Bulls

For More Information Contact: Harvey Duke 306-761-2810 or 306-536-4490 harveyduke@hotmail.com Bradley & Kim Duke & Family 306-737-3980 bradleytduke@hotmail.com

Special Thanks to Mannle Polled Herefords for purchasing a group of 30 bred heifers!

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MN Herefords

7 Bulls to Calgary Bull Sale...

MN 11W STANDARD LAD 84B

MN 11W STD LAD 763B

MN 11W ASTER LAD 343B

MN 11W STAN ZENTO 833B

MN 11W STD PRINCE 499B, MN 11W STANDARD LAD 72B, MN 128 STANDARD 517B

5 Bulls to Medicine Hat Bull Sale... MN 343X STANDARD LAD 217B

MN 11W ASTER DOMINO 931B

MN 343X STAN MO LE 126B, MN 343X STND SILVER 973B, MN 128Z TAREY BRIT 4160B Austin & Meg Nixdorff 403-200-4781

aknixdorff@hotmail.com

Clark & Cindy Nixdorff Chalsie, Marvin, Kiersty

Edna Nixdorff

403-948-5229 Ph 403-948-7559 • Fax 403-948-7486 • Cell 403-803-1584 R.R. 2, Airdrie, Alberta T4B 2A4 Email mnhereford@platinum.ca

Located from Yankee Valley Blvd turnoff on Hwy 2, 6 mi. E. & 1/4 mi. S. or from Trans Canada Hwy. 14 mi. N. on Conrich turnoff

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Bulls sell at the Williams Lake Bull Sale April 14 and 15, 2016

DEANFIELD 25U ASTER LAD 8B Sale Feature at the Williams Lake Bull Sale

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Good Selection of bulls for sale by Private Treaty

Bob & Colleen Gowans & Family 202 Campbell Range Road, Kamloops, BC V2C 6W4

Phone: 250.573.4088

XE Herefords Grant & Judy Musgrove

email: deanfieldranch@yahoo.ca

37th Annual Bulls Eye Sale

Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB 1:00pm March 22, 2016 Free Delivery within 150 mile radius or nearest port of entry to USA.

& & Family Family

XE 19W LAD 18B

XE SLVR LAD 9B

PIERAN POSITIVE LAD 19W x AGA 65R MISS BRIT DOM 83U

PIERAN POSITIVE LAD 27X x SJ 37N SLVR STANDETT 2S

Thank Thank you you to to our our 2015 2015 Buyers! Buyers! Box 55, Halkirk, AB T0C 1M0 46

P:(403) 574-2417 Cell:(403) 740-3777

E:gmalberta88@gmail.com


Watch for L-0 Horned Herefords at:

40th Annual Misty Valley Farms Production Sale February 10th, 2016

Congratulations to the Oddan Family on 40 Consecutive Production Sales

BW: 96 lbs 205 wt: 617 lbs LO 931N ASTER LAD 29S FE 29S ASTER LAD 166W {DLF IEF HYF} FE 144K RIBSTONE 157P JNHR 42P BANNER 704T LO 704T STD LASS 24W LO 931N STD LASS 37T

BW: 94 lbs 205 wt: 654 lbs F SILVER PRINCE 9T VERBEEK 9T SILVER MO LE 30Y {DLF IEF HYF} VERBEEK 70N MO LE DANDY 30T FE 33J SUPREME STANDARD 23M FE 23M SUPREME STANDARD 169R FE 27A EXTRA 28E

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

Cell (780) 614-1268

RR 1, Heinsburg, Alberta T0A 1X0 47


We’ve changed our name, but not the type of cattle we strive to produce! Anderson Family Herefords is now Anderson Ranches Ltd. We have some top Herdsire Prospects available for this spring!!

DA 265Z Britisher 43B FA 58U BRITISHER 169X FA 169X BRITISHER 265Z FA 105T BRITISHER LADY 89X DA HARLAND BRITISHER 31W DA 31W BRITISHER LADY 148Z DA 416T LADY BRITISHER 11X

% AB 83 lbs Top of BW +5.7 breed WW +58.8 15% YW +90.3 23% M +22.3 45% TM +51.7 25% REA +.24 IMF +.09 45% FMI +124.2 48%

Top %% AB 84 lbs Top of BW +5.0 of breed breed WW +74.7 1% YW +120.7 1% M +25.6 25% FA 10Z Britisher 49B TM +63 5% DA HARLAND BRITISHER 31W REA +.56 15% FA 31W BRITISHER 10Z FA 71S BRITISHER LADY 268X IMF +.35 5% MAPLE-DALE 17N SMASH 8S 139Z FMI +179.4 1% FA SMASH BRITISHERFALADY BRITISHER LADY 161P

DA 275Z Britisher 17B DA 121M BRITISHER 15T FA 105T BRITISHER 275Z FA 68R BRITISHER LADY 124W DA 71S BRITISHER 223W DA 223W BRITISHER LADY 98Z DA 235P LADY BRITISHER 2T

% AB 70 lbs Top of BW +3.5 breed WW +61.4 10% YW +88.4 25% M +22.1 45% TM +52.8 25% REA +.41 35% IMF +.33 5% FMI +126.7 45%

% AB 90 lbs Top of BW +7.5 breed WW +69.6 1% YW +116.5 1% M +22.7 45% TM +57.5 10% REA +.48 25% IMF -.03 FMI +150.3 10%

DA 265Z Britisher 20B FA 58U BRITISHER 169X FA 169X BRITISHER 265Z FA 105T BRITISHER LADY 89X FA 52S BRITISHER 52S DA 276W BRITISHER LADY 258Z DA 71S BRITISHER LADY 92U

FA 134Z Britisher 37B DA 121M BRITISHER 105T FA 105T BRITISHER 134Z FA 39S BRITISHER LADY 239W FA 109L BRITISHER 71S FA 71S BRITISHER LADY 286Z FA 56L BRITISHER LADY 211R

% AB 85 lbs Top of BW +6.6 breed WW +69.2 1% YW +112.7 1% M +24.3 30% TM +58.9 10% REA +.40 35% IMF +.05 FMI +170.6 10%

% AB 90 lbs Top of BW +6.2 breed WW +57.6 15% YW +101.2 10% M +24.4 30% TM +53.2 20% REA +.35 45% IMF +.0 FMI +142.0 20%

FA 10Z Britisher 33B DA HARLAND BRITISHER 31W FA 31W BRITISHER 10Z FA 71S BRITISHER LADY 268X FA 58U BRITISHER 169X FA 169X BRITISHER LADY 102Z FA 37S BRITISHER LADY 247X

The Anderson Advantage Still Applies

Outstanding Cowherd - We demand our cows work for us, not us for them. Like you, we have time for poor udders, poor feet, poor performance or poor dispositions. We

cull hard.

Value, Quality & Quantity - We only sell 20 to 25 of the top bulls out of the 250+ Registered Females we breed each year, that is only 10 –15% of the bull calves born.

Our bulls are all offered by Private Treaty as coming two year old for your convenience.

Ranch Raised for Ranch Conditions - We have never chased fads or lost sight of what makes a rancher money. We breed for calving ease, mothering ability, easy fleshing, soundness, fertility, longevity, natural thickness and carcass traits.

We use our eye, common sense, performance records, ultra sound and the best genetics available.

Thanks to our 2015 Bull Buyers!

Clinton & Darryl Brost Dace & Eddie Cochlan Wes Van Caeseele

Phil Gogolinski Garth Wesley Craig Smith

For More Information Please Contact Us

ANDERSON RANCHES LTD.

Box 89, Aetna, AB Canada T0K 1Y0 DARRYL ANDERSON (403) 653-1385 • CELL (403) 653-7804 FLOYD 403-653-1686 •TOLL FREE 1-866-818-6020 • FAX (403) 653-3420 48

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The tools, techniques and due diligence of newborn calf weighing

By Catherine Brown

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Dr. Doug Mann, Saskatchewan Hereford breeder and CHA board member who chairs the CHA’s HBI (Hereford Breed Improvement) committee, weighs bot h his purebreds and his commercial crossbred calves at home. “We spring scale weigh all the bull calves and as many of the others as possible,” says Mann. “Occasionally when we don’t have the scale available or circumstances are such that we need to work faster, we will use a hoof tape.” All Mann’s calves are weighed, tattooed, tagged and are given selenium and some are castrated at one day of age. Andy Schuepbach, Alberta Hereford breeder, former CHA board member and also a member of the HBI committee, uses a dial scale and a sling with a C-shaped steel rod that

he can hang in his calving pens or on a bracket made for the quad. Calves on his operation are weighed as soon after birth as possible but definitely within the first 12 hours of the calf’s birth. Schuepbach says they did recently buy a small digital scale that fits in place of the dial scale but has found that it is difficult to see the digits in bright sunlight. For that reason alone, he says the digital scale works best in the barn. Schuepbach himself doesn’t trust anything other than an actual scale to take weight measures. Bill and Nancy Biglieni, Manitoba Hereford breeders of WLB Livestock, who run their own annual bull sale, weigh all calves within six to 12 hours of birth and have a one-person system to do it. Newborns are cycled through their small barn with their mothers, individually, after calving outside. Bill and Nancy keep a pig scale outside the warm room of their

Equipment calf scales used in his area. These are calf processing / restraining units, which are now available with calf scales. Their own system has worked well, he says, for the past 30 years. They recalibrate the scale from time to time throughout the calving season by weighing a bag of mineral with a known weight and adjusting the scale accordingly. Lance Leachman, young Saskatchewan Hereford breeder and board member of the Saskatchewan Hereford A ssoc iat ion holds a Master’s Degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Virginia Tech Univer sit y and now r uns Big Gully Farm - his family’s Hereford operation. The Leachmans use a Gallagher alley platform scale with load cells placed on a secure, flat surface, in their calving barn, to weigh newborn calves. An electronic Gallagher scale head measures the

“Weighing them makes it more black and white. If I don’t do it at that time, it’s something that weighs on my mind. It takes the opinion out.” -Bill Biglieni

Digi-Star Calf Cart Scale

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barn. The calf has to be on its feet in order to be pushed on and off the scale. But Bill and Nancy say they stay away from ever guessing weights. They would sooner record no weight than guess, according to Bill. Bill also believes that differentiating the light calves from the heavy ones is just as important as the actual weight recording. Bull calves that top the scale are banded right away. Then they are out-of-mind, he says. “Weighing them makes it more black and white,” says Bill. “If I don’t do it at that time, it’s something that weighs on my mind. It takes the opinion out.” Bill sees a lot of 7L Livestock

weights and can also store them. Calves are either laid down in a normal position or are stood up. The calf must simply be pushed up onto the platform and this is a one-person job. Calves are weighed within six to eight hours of birth. “I trust the digital measure more t han any ot her means,” says Lance. “We have also used a hoof circumference tape simultaneously with the electronic scale just out of curiosity. Our experience is that overall, the correlation between the two is relatively strong but there can be drastic differences in individual calves.”


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Their Gallagher scale can also be used in the back of a truck. Lance calibrates the scale using feed bags with a known weight. The common tools of weighing calves haven’t changed that much of the past few decades. There is the mechanical spring scale, or clockface scale, which uses the force of gravity

production data such as birthweights, with technologies that are available to do so accurately? He sees no excuse for not doing that. Visual estimation is the most unreliable method, for obvious reasons. And girth measurements have been outlawed by at least one national performance recording

“I trust the digital measure more than any other means,” says Lance. “We have also used a hoof circumference tape simultaneously with the electronic scale just out of curiosity. Our experience is that overall, the correlation between the two is relatively strong but there can be drastic differences in individual calves.” -Lance Leachman against a spring. Then there are electronic scales or load bar systems, used under platforms, which convert pressure or force to an instant digital readout. Small livestock scales and calf carts or cages used for processing calves are increasingly available with scales. And then there are the less direct methods such as bathroom scales, a hoof circumference tape, a girth tape and visual estimation. The Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) requires actual weights for recording birthweight measures, according to Val Wells, who oversees performance programs at the CHA. “We don’t allow tape weights,” she says. Most ot her assoc iat ions also recommend the use of a proper weigh scale. Leachman says that if purebred breeders are doing a proper job to tattoo, vaccinate and identify their cattle, shouldn’t it also be their responsibility to record proper

Biglieni’s hog weigh scale

agency – Australia’s Breedplan – due to its inconsistent relationship with actual birthweight. The hoof circumference tape – the most popular version of which is the original one devised by Marshall Ruble, Beef Teaching Station Manager for Iowa State University, in 1987, called Calfscale - is touted to be one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to measure calf weight. It is a sturdy vinyl tape which, when placed around a calf’s front foot, just above the coronation band, estimates a

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that of being able to estimate a calf’s weight at birth, as the feet first appear, in cases of calving difficulty. If a calf is backwards, the calculation needs to be adjusted as the circumference of the rear foot is one to 1.5 centimetres smaller than the front foot. The tape’s use is controversial. Not accepted as a precise measure, it is a good tool for making estimations and comparisons, when not used for purebred record keeping and reporting systems. Slings used in conjunction with clockface scales or spring-loaded scales are better for smaller breeds of cattle as calves must ultimately be lifted in this system. Spring scales must be zeroed before each calving season, they must be rust-free and the spring must be checked regularly to make sure it is not weak from use. The sling weight used to hold the calf must be subtracted from the recorded weight. Calf movement or operator error in reading overhead units may result in inaccurate measurements, cautions one Mississippi State University study. Bathroom scales have been used with or without a plywood platform to first weigh the operator and then weigh the operator holding the calf but this can be hard on the back and impractical for larger operations. Digital scales offer a higher degree of

The Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) requires actual weights for recording birthweight measures. “We don’t allow tape weights,” -Val Wells calf’s birthweight in pounds, based on hoof size and the calf’s sex. One side measures bulls and the other, heifers. Another touted benefit of the tape is

precision and do not require overhead lifting. But they can be difficult to read outside in the sunlight and they can be susceptible to cold and dirt,

Schuepbach’s clock face spring scale

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according to Tom Hamilton, Beef Program Lead for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). “Sometimes load cells malfunction but read close enough to normal to make the results believable, though they are not accurate,” says Hamilton. Thus the importance of having scales verified regularly. That being said, Ham i lton say s “we are always better served by measur ing t he trait of interest rather than measuring a related trait and then estimating the trait of interest.” “If you want to measure weight, you have to measure weight,” he says. “Number one, use a scale and number two, use a calibrated scale.” “Honest data submission for national cat t le evaluat ion makes EPDs (estimated progeny differences) more reliable,” says Dr. Colin Palmer, animal reproductive specialist at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, in a recent column on calf weighing. Accurate bir thweight really is impor t ant in ter ms of breed i mprovement a nd pro duc t ion standards that count on purebred operations. Breeders’ due diligence is becoming increasingly important in cattle evaluation systems. “Birthweight is highly correlated with calving ease and this is an important measure,” says Sean McGrath, Vermillian, Alberta rancher and ranching consultant. Calving difficulty or dystocia can mean the loss of a calf and longer post-partum recovery times leading to extended calving intervals, says McGrath.

“Birthweight is also significant as it relates to growth performance and can be an indicator of growth and mature size,” says McGrath. Birthweight values alone can provide enough data to generate EPDs on calves, says the CHA’s Val Wells. When weaning weights are reported, bir t hweights sig nif icant ly add

point made by this source is that consistency, with regard to timing of weighing, will give the most meaningful results. Palmer recommends weighing calves within 24 hours of birth. According to Ruble Cattle Services, the makers of Calfscale, a normal, healthy calf can shrink up to 10 per cent bodyweight during the first 24 hours, depending on temperature, suckling response and t ime of weighing. “It is heav iest right after birth and nursing but can shrink 8-10 pounds by the time it is 18 hours old.” The CHA’s guidelines advise weighing within 48 hours of birth. While it comes down to budget and convenience, producers interested in collecting accurate birthweights might be interested in the scientific studies comparing the accuracy of specific weighing methods. In as recently as 2009, South Dakota State University, Mississippi State University and the University of Arizona have all compared visual, hoof tape, spring scale and digital forms of calf weighing. Where the hoof tape is concerned, Leachman’s informal research and that of Palmer and his colleagues concur with the formal research, which concludes that hoof tapes can be a good estimator of calf weight when the true weight is close to average. As Hamilton explains it, the farther the actual weight is from average, the less accurate the hoof tape is. In other words, “… hoof tape measurements tended to underestimate high birthweights

“If you want to measure weight, you have to measure weight. Number one, use a scale and number two, use a calibrated scale.” -Tom Hamilton accuracy to EPDs. Birthweights are a required trait to report in order to be an All-Star breeder, says Wells. There is also a marketing stigma with higher birthweight calves, says Karin Schmidt, beef production specialist with Alberta Beef Producers. “The most devastating thing to a bull sale is a deceptive birthweight,” says Biglieni. “Birthweight values have to be reliable.” In 2016, t he CH A’s mater na l productivity index will also put a bit more emphasis on birthweight, among other traits, according to Mann. Birthweight is considered to be of medium (35-40%) heritability where genetics are concerned. Other factors such as a dam’s feed and environment is believed to influence calf weight by 60-65%. Birthweight has been cited as THE most influential variable influencing dystocia in heifers; even more effective than pelvic measurements. The best time to weigh a calf after birth is after the cow has licked it off and it is just standing, according to Angus New Zealand. The important

Gallagher’s a small scale package: Indicator (L), Alleyway Loadbars (bottom) and Platform (R)

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(over 99 lbs) and overestimate low birthweights (under 69 lbs),” in the words of Dr. Nathan Long, et. al, of the University of Arizona. The same trend

Schuepbach has exper imented, himself, with the hoof tape and has found as much as a 14-pound difference between the hoof tape

“The most devastating thing to a bull sale is a deceptive birthweight. Birthweight values have to be reliable.” -Bill Biglieni was observed using spring scales but not to the degree that visual estimations and hoof tapes did. Digital measurements were the most accurate among all methods, across these studies.

and his spring scale with his top and bottom-end weights. One 122-pound calf was measured by the hoof tape to be 108-pounds. McGrath confers that hoof tapes should not be used to make formal

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measurements that will ultimately contribute to performance records. Usi ng t he g u idel i ne s of t he association, consistency might just be key, with regards to recording calf birthweights – consistency of method and of timing. “ T h e a c c u r at e r e p o r t i n g o f birthweights across the entire range of weights encountered is essential to the accurate evaluation of genetic potential and prediction of performance of offspring from breeding stock,” says Hamilton.

Further Calf Weighing Equipment Resources •

digi-star.com/products/details/39/Calf_cart_ scale

(“Quad Roper” calf Catcher)

valleyvet.com

Kanevet.com

www.safetyzonecalfcatchers.com

jollys-veterinary-surgical-supplies.sk.xsask. com/category.aspx

rubblecattleservices.com

71Livestockequipment.com

www.eastbrucemanufacturingltd.com

(search “calf scales”)

(CalfScale TM tape)

Introducing our New Herd Sire!

BIG-GULLY 102 NORTH FACE 219C CE BW WW YW

-1.0 .29

3.3 .43

M

TM MCE SC CW Stay MPI FMI FAT REA MARB

60.6 96.9 25.8 56.1 .32 .33 .13 -

-1.3 .24

0.8 113.5 -1.2 .14 .30 .32

161.0 164.8 -0.027 0.68 0.08 .27 .25 .19 .21 .16

Sire: WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 Dam: BIG-GULLY 8151 MONA LISA 219Z

GE EPD

4 Two Year old Bulls Headed to the Lacombe Bull Sale April 12, 2016 & Yearlings for sale at home by Private Treaty Sale Bulls sired by:

BIG-GULLY F UPSHIFT 430U • BIG-GULLY 47R HANNIBAL 330Z Clarence and Pat Peters Phone 403-442-2255 Email patpeters@xplornet.ca

Duncan and Brenda Peters Phone 403-506-9469

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Calving Ease with Performance

Better Females

Sound Feet and Udders

Better Bulls by Performance Evaluation

Heavier weaning weights

Breed Improvement

For Sale Private Treaty 30 Quality Polled Bulls Various current pedigrees

More than just good looking cattle. Doug & Wanda Mann Box 1256 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X4 P: 306.773.7136 C: 306.741.1265 E: w_mann@xplornet.ca 54


40 th Annual Production Sale Wednesday, February 10 th, 2016 1:00 pm MST at the Ranch

We hope you can join us on February 10th for our 40th Sale and check out our Sale group. We’re pleased to have Mark Law participate in our Sale with his purebred and commercial heifer calves and Lanni Bristow with his group of long yearling bulls.

70 – Long Yearling Bulls – sound and functional, semen tested and guaranteed. 40 – Bred Registered Heifers – selected from our replacements. 60 – Bred Commercial Hereford Heifers – home raised heifers bred to light birthweight Horned Hereford bulls. 4 – Feature Registered Heifer Calves 10 – Commercial Heifer Calves

MVF 923W STANDARD LAD 56B

56B is a well balanced 923W son. His mother is from one of Dad’s favourite cow families. She produced the top seller in our 2015 Sale selling to Garrett Ranch, and another bull sold to Mark Law in our 2012 Sale.

FREE DELIVERY to central points in the Prairie Provinces with special consideration given to group purchases. Please be our guests for lunch at 11:30

BAR-OM 219T STD TURIN 637B

637B has been an eye-catching bull all along sired by our senior herd sire, 219T. His mother is a feminine, good producer with a near perfect udder.

Give us a call and come and take a look at the Sale cattle prior to Sale Day if possible. For more information, catalogues or motel reservations, contact:

Harold & Alice Oddan Merle & Ros

Ph/Fax 306-893-2783 Cell 306-893-7225 Mark Law 204-526-5818

Maurice & Ellen Oddan Email mvf@sasktel.net

Mark & Tracy

Ph 306-893-2737 Cell 306-893-7365 Lanni Bristow 780-614-1268

R,R, #1 Maidstone, SK S0M 1MO 20 km N. of Maidstone on Hwy 21, 6.5 km W. on Hwy 303, then 6 km N. on Range Road 3241 OR 38.5 km E. of Lloydminster on Hwy 303, then 6 km N. on Range Road 3241.

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Scholarship Applications Due June 1, 2016

Thank -You for your Support Aileen & Sandra Copithorne Alta Genetics AM Ranching Andreas & Margaret Schuepbach Andy & Janet DeChaine Ann Amelia Bryant AXA Polled Herefords Balog Auction Services Inc. Barpipe Hereford Ranch Blairs. Ag Cattle Co. Bob Poole Bradley Dallas Bushfield Farms C. Gordon & Rosemary E Church Calgary IBM Club Canadian Beef Breeds Council Canadian Hereford Association Carolyn & Wayne McLaurie Cathy Lasby Cindy Crawford Copper Creek Ranch Dan & Gwen Aebly David & Diana Burnat David & Jean Prichard Don & Sylvia Babiuk Donald Cross Douglas & France Leachman Duncan & Val Lees East Central Hereford Club Elsie & Angus Baptie Elwood Kumpula

Eugene & Ruth Slette Fernand & Jackie Albert Fowlie Cattle Co. Gene Aebly Geneanne Shigematsu George & Marjorie Edgar Gerald & Mary Copeland Goldstock Hereford Farm Graeme & Rose Ann Rea HHH Cattle Ltd. Hilda Turgeon Howard & Doris Brown Ian & Donna Airth Janic McCurdie Janie Colling Jay Cross Jeff & Debbie Paul Jim & Georgine Westgard Jim Brothers Land & Cattle Ltd. Jim Sutton John & Janet Guimond John Blacklock & Patricia Slimmon John Whitley Karl Gilmore KLJ Farms Kurt Gilmore Kym Jim Lane & Jean Graham Leray & Joanne Pahl Lilybrook Herefords Inc.

Linda Doll Linda Howe Little Red Deer Hereford Farms Lloyd & Linda Fowlie Lori Fenton Lori MacKay & Nicky DiNizio Lyal Fox Lyndsay Matthews NCX Polled Herefords (Dennis & Andrea Babiuk) Neal & Joelle Church Norma Dunn Norris & Karen Graham Northern Alberta Hereford Club Ontario Hereford Association Pahl Livestock Patrick & Susan Inglis Peggy Herman Perry Wilkes Peter Bekkers Preferred Agri-Marketing Rick Gilman Ron & Elaine DeGray Spring Mountain Stock Farm Stan & Diane McLean Travis Schatz U Bar U Land Holdings Vision Financial Inc. Walter G Oulton & Sons Wendy Stephen

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bulls for sale

THANK – YOU

to all the bidders and buyers at our 1st Annual Sale in December

See the upcoming issues of the Digest for all the details of our 2016 Fall Offering

Feel Free to stop by and view the cattle anytime.

The Doerksen Family Daniel & Kimberly

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

Arno & Wanda

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

www.GEMSTONECATTLE.com

WMB 106A ACTION 103C Reg. #: P C03011153 BW: 81 lbs Born: Feb. 18, 2015 SIRE: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A {DLF, IEF HYF} P C02982798 DAM: WMB 485T’S JOY 117A P C02989543 sired by KJ HVH 33N REDEEM 485T ET {DLF, IEF HYF} P C02989536

BW: +4.7

WW: +60.6

YW: +101.7

MM: +23.3

TM: +53.6

Selling five 2 year old, and 2 yearling polled Hereford bulls at Canada’s Red, White, and Black Bull Sale Saturday, March 19th, 2016 Johnstone Auction Mart Ltd, Moose Jaw, SK.

BIEBER HEREFORDS Wally & Kathy, Herman & Christina, Ann Bieber Herman‘s Cell #: (306) 727-3127 or Home Phone #: (306) 698-2956 Website: www.bieberherefords.com Email: bieberherefords@gmail.com Box 538 Wolseley, SK. S0G 5H0

MN 17P ASTER BRIT 531X MN 532H STANMORE 17P x MN 30L ASTER LADY 531S 2012 Calgary Bull Sale Reserve Grand Champion Bull Owned with Verbeek Herefords.

Two Year Old Sons for Sale

WW 833 lbs adj YW 1195 lbs adj GE EPD

Also Two Year Old Bulls by: EHF DANDY ET 2X DLR 13U STANDARD 121Y

Purebred and Commercial Females for sale at all times

Thanks to everyone who purchased bulls last year and in the past.

TOM BASNETT Ph/Fax 780-685-2102

Box 41 Eureka River, AB T0H 1K0

Cell 780-834-8170

From the corner of Hwy 64 and #730, go 11 km N. on #730, 1.6 km W. and 4 km N. on Range Rd. 54

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Selling

TOP QUALITY Bulls in Volume for more than 115 years Angus Polled Hereford

Horned Hereford Ranch Horses

NOW IN A

new location

Mar 2 & 3 For more information contact ALBERTA CATTLE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION (403)852-0154 finsethjudy@gmail.com

On-line with DLMS

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132 Bulls on Offer

82 Hereford Bulls 50 Red & Black Angus Bulls Grand Champion MW ARROW WOOD 35A

Reserve Grand Champion LPG GENERAL 48U LAD 11A

Hereford Consignors:

Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch BJ Cattle Co. Brost Land & Cattle Co. Church Ranch J –Bar-B Lilybrook Herefords Little Poplar Grove McKenzie Herefords MN Herefords Newton Herefords Pahl Livestock Wyatt Farms XTC Ranches YV Ranch

Angus Consignors:

BJ Cattle Co. Diamond L Angus Dynomite Angus K Lazy T Angus Kopper LC Red Angus Samtia Angus Shortgrass Cattle Company Watson Angus

For more information or a catalogue, please call: President: GLENN BROST (403) 834-2253 Secretary: NICONA BROST (403) 834-2262 or (403) 878-7141 PO Box 23107, Medicine Hat Mall, Medicine Hat, AB T1B 4C7 Sponsored by the Southeastern Alberta Purebred Beef Breeders Association

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KEITH COATES By Catherine Brown

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Keith Coates has been a member of the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) since childhood. But he never took out a lifetime membership when he could have, which is something he regrets. He renews his membership annually and faithfully reads the Canadian Hereford Digest to keep up on the news of the people and association that he has always dearly loved. Keith worked for the CHA from January 1989 until January of 1996. He was a fieldman and largely worked to promote Herefords within the commercial Canadian cattle industry. If you met him, you wouldn’t forget him. He is all heart and was sincerely committed to the breed and the industry and has been a trustworthy friend and confidante to many. His kind, genuine smile is unforgettable. From his years with the CHA, Keith remembers enjoying his travels across Canada. He still says his years working for the association were the most enjoyable of his life. They earned him introductions to countless friends and connected him well within the industry. “It was a great education for me,” he says. The larger Calgary area is also one of his favourite areas in the world, says Keith, for its geography, cattle culture and people. The late Doug Fraser i s one of

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the cattlemen that Keith admired most. “Doug was one of the smartest ranchers and cattle breeders I ever knew,” says Keith and Jody and Keith Coates yet, Fraser was always Canadian Hereford Association Fieldman 1989-1996 just under the radar, in terms of the in the industry in his time and to get recognition he had and in terms of his to know many of the industry’s key visibility in the industry. players. Earlier in his life, Keith says his dad, After his retirement from the CHA, his Whitney Coates and Hereford breeder work took him even further abroad. Wib Donaldson – “a second father” to He consulted for a Hereford breeding Keith – were the people he looked up operation in Uruguay, which lasted to most. until 2008. In that role, he relished his Keith grew up on a 125-cow Hereford job in bringing a very large herd up to operation north of London, Ontario modern North American standards in the county of South Huron, under where health care and breeding the name HiLea Hereford Farms. standards are concerned.

As a small town boy from rural Ontario, passionate about the livestock business, Keith was absolutely in his glory to be able to work with the most influencial breed in the industry in his time and to get to know many of the industry’s key players. After his retirement from the CHA, his work took him even further abroad. He consulted for a Hereford breeding operation in Uruguay, which lasted until 2008. He and his father also had harness horses. Two of Keith’s proudest accomplishments in life were winning Grand Champion Bull honours at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1959 and winning Champion Steer at the Royal in 1971. His father lived at their Centralia, Ontario farm until he passed away at the age of 95. As a small town boy from rural Ontar io, passionate about t he livestock business, Keit h was absolutely in his glory to be able to work with the most influencial breed

Af ter leav ing t he CH A, Keit h remarried. He met his wife Jody in 1990. She was an executive in the offices of the National Western Stock Show – a show that Keith has attended regularly and faithfully. In 1965, he started attending the show, as a child, with his father. Keith and Jody moved to Denver, Colorado after marrying in 1996 and the couple has lived there until recently. Jody has endured living with congestive heart failure for some years. After a successful operation,


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the couple was recently advised to move to a lower elevation part of the country. They now reside in Michigan, about 20 miles north of Detroit, which is closer to both of their children and their grandchildren. Keith’s eldest son Brad and his daughter, Susan, live in Exeter, Ontario, while his son, Tom, lives in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan. Jody’s daughter Brenda lives in New Jersey. Each of their children has two children of their own, so Keith and Jody have eight grandchildren. Keith is now 77 years old and occasionally visits breeders and attends livestock shows but he says his idea of international travel, now, is going back and forth to Ontario once or twice a month. Their current location is just 41 miles south of the Bluewater Bridge connecting Huron, Michigan with Sarnia, Ontario. When they travel back to Canada, they stay in a one-bedroom apartment in Exeter. Meanwhile, Keith keeps in touch with

friends the likes of Perry Wilkes of Calgary, Alberta, Alvin Pawlitza of Saskatchewan, Earl McEachern and Doug Keenen of Ontario, Don Smith of PEI and Andrew Manson of Australia, to name a few. “These are contacts you couldn’t buy,” says Keith of the friends he has across the breed. Keith keeps tabs on the industry through the Digest, Hereford America and other publications. Seeing the technical innovations in breeding technologies, he hopes that the association and key industry players will keep in mind “not to make it too difficult to raise good Hereford cattle.” He values simplicity and common sense. Keith also strongly believes that the purebred breeders in the industry are NOT the engineers of the cattle industr y and says they should remember that the commercial industry is, and that they should never loose sight of the needs of that part of the industry.

EHF 46E BRITISHER LAD ET 4B {DLF IEF HYF}

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Keith also comments on 4-H, saying there never was a better organization to help and teach our rural youth in North America. Keith occasionally gets a request for a judging stint but he now leaves these jobs to younger generations. As far as other interestes go, Keith still absolutely loves the game of hockey. He doesn’t follow or cheer for any team in particular. He just loves the game. The sports section and the politics section are his favourites in any given city newspaper. Keith’s memory is as sharp as they come – with names and facts about the industry he cherishes. He shows his age, most, in his hesitation to adopt the latest communications technology. If you catch up with Keith, it must be by telephone. No texting or e-mail or Facebook or messaging will do. If it can’t be faceto-face, Keith most appreciates a good old-fashioned phone call to truly connect with the people he cherishes.

HZ 23X ASTER LAD 9B {DLF IEF HYF}

Purchased from Tom Basnett in the Summer of 2015.

A son of 23X, out of a very good cow family. His 3/4 brother is currently working for Jim Hide

RIBSTONE DOMINO LAD 1G DOMINO STANDARD DP LAD 45 STANDARD E DOMINO 33R Sire: DP BRITISHER AGA 46E JH REAL BRITISHER BRITISHER WETMORE LADYAGA 5A

F STANDARD 85A DOMINO 24R MN 24R ASTER BRIT 217U MN 64F STANETTE 6217H Sire: EHF 217U ASTER BRIT 23X MN 239H STANDARD LAD 10R EHF BUSHMAN LADY 30T EHF 27G BUSHMAN LASS ET 78P WINDIMUIR LEGEND 16F WINDIMUIR LEGACY 19K WINDIMUIR SOLITAIRE 4G Dam: HZ 19K SOLITAIRE 1N WINDIMUIR 17Z BIG RED 102B WINDIMUIR SOLITAIRE 1G WINDIMUIR SOLITAIRE 1A

DOUBLE MISS WETMORE AGA 61W

STANDRD LAD 656 4ET Dam: VERBEEK 656 RUSH ET 79J WINDY-HILL 70S PRINCESS 735W

HI STANDARD LAD 20P BELL L 60H DOMINO LASS 82K LKH WABASH GOLD 70S WINDY HILL 42L PRINCESS 59R

HZ 23X STD ASTER LAD 5C HZ 35Z STD DOM 9C & HZ 35Z STD LAD 10C

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Grand Champion Horned Bull MHF SUPERSTAR 150A

Consigned By: Matejka Farms, Ponoka, AB

Consigned By: Chestermere Herefords, Didsbury, AB

Reserve Grand Champion Horned Bull TANGA BANDIT 62A

Reserve Grand Champion Polled Bull CUTBANK 640Y KLONDIKE 20A

Consigned By: Gary Seutter, Millet, AB

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Grand Champion Polled Bull XX MISSION 5Y 25B

Consigned By: Cutbank Cattle, Three Hills, AB


Join us for the 61st Annual

EAST CENTRAL BULL SALE Friday, March 18 at the

Dryland Cattle Trading Corporation, Veteran, AB Approximately 40 Two Year Old Horned & Polled Bulls from reputation herds on offer

Parade of Bulls: 11:00 am 2015 CHAMPION

RUT 204X GOLDEN LAD 131A

Sale: 1:30 pm

2015 RESERVE CHAMPION

FE 407Y YUMA LAD 182A

Horned and Polled Hereford Bulls from: Anquist Herefords Ayrey Herefords Crone Herefords Fenton Hereford Ranch Garrett Ranch Ltd

Glenrose Polled Herefords Little Poplar Grove Herefords PWC Herefords Rutledge Herefords SS Cattle Company

Sponsored by the East Central Hereford Club

For more information call 403-664-0191 or email diamondt@netago.ca

Catalogue also available online at www.drylandcattle.com Can’t attend? View online and bid by phone.

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BOB MILLER By Catherine Brown

A s s o ciate Edito r

Depending on where you’re from, you might know Bob Miller from his home ranch or Hereford days in Manitoba, from his days as manager of Briar Hills Farm in Ontario, from his days as ringman for the National Hereford Show at Agribition or from his work with the cattle industry in British Columbia. The only years Bob switched his cowboy hat for a helmet were during the first eight years of the 21st century when he made his living in the field of hockey. Bob’s story reads like an adventure of following his passions, and that, he says, is pretty much the way it was. “It’s been a great life and a great lifestyle in which to raise my family,” he says. Bob Miller was born into the cow business in Elm Creek, Manitoba, on a commercial Hereford and Angus–based family operation. He ultimately partnered with his dad in a commercial and purebred operation. Through his connections in Hockey and Herefords, Bob met legendary hockey star and Hereford breeder Bobby Hull who introduced him to Polled Herefords. The two friends went into business together in 1974, under the far m name BnB Polled Herefords, based in Manitoba and the herd grew to 200 cows. This partnership

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kept a pret t y h ig h prof i le, ex h ibit ing cattle at some of North A m e r i c a’s l a r g e s t shows. In 1979, BnB was dispersed, though Bob Manitoba Hereford Association Sec./Mgr and Fieldman would continue in some and Canadian Hereford Digest Field Rep. 1990-2000 partnership cattle arrangements with Briar Hill Farms, Bob showed the Hull over the years. Grand Champion Polled Hereford By 1980, Bob and his wife Heather Female at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair. created their own partnership in In 1990, Bob and Heather moved the a Hereford enterprise and called it family back to Manitoba to Portage la BnH Polled Herefords, with a cow Prairie, which is Heather’s hometown. herd about 100 cows strong. This There, Bob was offered the position of kept the couple very busy at national Secretary/Manager and fieldman of Hereford events and into the U.S., at the Manitoba Hereford Association. In national shows in Louisville, Fort this position, he travelled throughout Worth and Denver. Several class Manitoba and Southwestern Ontario, winners and breed champions visiting farmers, ranchers, feedlots were raised, including the Junior and auction facilities as a breed U.S. National Champion Bull at the representative. Denver Stock Show in 1986 and the “Representing the association that

“Representing the association that I used to belong to was one of my career highs. I was able to network with the entire country on the business side of the Hereford industry.” –Bob Miller Canadian National Champion Bull Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Bull at Agribition in 1986. They also co-owned renowned Polled Hereford sire Verlou Much More 26M. Other partnerships with Canadian and American breeders in several top Herefords owned by Bob and Heather are too numerous to name. In 1987, Bob was hired as general manager of Briar Hill Farms in Millbrook, Ontar io, where t he op er at ion ho s t e d a n a n nu a l production sale in September. For

I used to belong to was one of my career highs,” says Bob. “I was able to network with the entire country on the business side of the Hereford industry.” During that time, Bob also wore the hat of Canadian Hereford Digest field rep for Manitoba and Southwestern Ontario. He was instrumental in the development of the Manitoba Junior Hereford Association’s Pulserama show and the Good as Gold Sale. Ten years later, Bob left the field of agriculture and for the next eight


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years served as Coach and General Manager to the Canmore Eagles Junior A Hockey Club (member of the Alberta Junior Hockey League). Bob has always been a sports enthusiast and brought up his kids in the game of hockey. He has chaired many special events and acted as provincial representative to national governing sports organizations. He himself was a playing member of a Junior A national championship team and nearly ten years ago was inducted into both the Manitoba Hockey and Manitoba Sports Halls of Fame. Returning to the field of agriculture again in 2008, Bob accepted the position of General Manager of Ownership Identification Inc. (OII) – the livestock brands and inspection service for British Columbia, where he remains today. In this role, Bob is responsible for the overall management of t he company, including day-to-day operations and oversees the activities of 32 brand inspectors located throughout the province of BC. The OII head office is located in Kamloops, BC, where Bob and Heather currently reside. “Not often does a livestock brands department hire a retired hockey coach but that just proves the value in having livestock and agriculture backgrounds in one’s resume! ” says Bob. But he says his current job, working with a group of brand inspectors, as well as industr y and government representatives, is not unlike coaching people on a team. Constant communication is imperative. Now eight years with OII, Bob says about 60 per cent of his job involves managing field operations and working on specific cases and situations; about 20 per cent is administrative and industry-related; and about 20 per cent involves working with RCMP and government on regulations and issues relating to Livestock Acts they administer. When cattle theft is involved or when cattle go missing in BC, OII is involved. The organization manages brand identification and animal inspection, including the registration of brands,

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in order to “protect cattle, horse and past October. Their son Bobby Chad bison owners against theft, straying Miller resides with his wife Kalynn or misappropriation.” and one-year-old daughter Hadley in As General Manager of OII, Bob plays Eckville, Alberta. Bobby works full a crucial and central role in BC’s time as an Agricultural Territory livestock business. His job entails Manager and Auctioneer for Ritchie extensive travels to attend special Bros Auctioneers Ltd. He also works industry events, sales and meetings. part-time for Atlasta Angus Farm Bob’s greatest rewards from his in Sylvan Lake, which is owned and years of involvement in the Hereford operated by Brian and Judy Sutter. business include his great memories Their daughter Haley lives with her and lifelong friendships established husband Jordan in Sherwood Park, along the way, with breeders across Alberta and serves as a fitness trainer Canada and the U.S.. and full-time hockey mom for two “It’s an over-used cliché that stands boys – Chase (8) and Ty (6). true for me when I say I could be The most influencial people in Bob’s traveling almost anywhere in North career as an owner, breeder and America and if I needed help or a exhibitor of Polled Hereford cattle friend, all I would have to do is call a are also lifelong friends who Bob breeder of Hereford cattle in the area,” names as Bobby Hull, Jay Holmes, says Bob. “That’s a rewarding feeling.” Bob and Joyce Gordon and families, If he has worn any other hat to speak Ted Serhienko, Vern Croy and Keith of, it is that of a showring cattle judge. Coates! Bob has judged cattle for many years for breed association shows as well as for 4-H shows in five different provinces. He also served as Daryl & Linda Kirton r ing man for the Canadian 30018 Townshipline Rd Western Abbotsford BC V4X 1Z4 Agribition’s Res: 604 856 5755 National Hereford Show Daryl Cell: 604 855 2287 from 1990 to E: 3-d-l@telus.net 1996. Beef Breeding Stock While his Bulls for sale by original family Private Treaty farm was sold, B o b’s f at her, 6 Yearling Bulls headed to Williams Lake Bull Sale Jim Miller, still Tattoo BW lbs Dec 10 lbs Sire lives in their HAROLDSON’S WLC VEGAS ET 24W DDDL 1C 78 956 hometown HAROLDSON’S WLC VEGAS ET 24W DDDL 7C 89 997 of Elm Creek, HAROLDSON’S WLC VEGAS ET 24W DDDL 8C 91 1050 Manitoba and HAROLDSON’S WLC VEGAS ET 24W DDDL 10C 87 995 just celebrated HARVIE OVER NIGHT ET 38Y DDDL 13C 80 956 his 90th MA 425X UNTAPPED 22X ET 26A DDDL 16C 78 851 bir thday. Bob lost his mother to cancer in the year 2000. Bob and H e at he r ju s t celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this

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XLP KPH LCPH TRIBUTE ET 707B 2015 MOE Silver Award Winner

Silver MOE Award

Silver MOE Award

WTK 75A CONTINENTAL 66F Sire: GHC PREMIER 152M GL 127U KAREN 25Y

WTK 55Y BOND 75A WTK 119A CARLOTTA 66C KILMORLIE 452M REDEYE 127U KLONDIKE KAREN 895U

CIRCLE-D WRANGLER 832W Dam: CIRCLE-D 832W WILMA 19F TWIN J MISS STK 167R

BAR H L1 CHANCE 55S CIRCLE D 193 SILHOUETTE 335S STLBRK GILEAD 67K TWIN J MISS 15G 67N

Tribute’s 2015 Accomplishments include: •

Silver MOE Award Winner

Grand Champion Bull at Beef-A-Rama

Reserve Junior Champion Bull at the Manitoba Ag Ex

Lone Pine Cattle Services Rob & Dawn O’Connor Box 158 Vibank, SK S0G 4Y0 (306) 762-4543 www.lonepinecattle.net

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Little Creek Polled Herefords John & Vera Bosnjak RR3 89 Sicth Concession Rd, Burford, ON N0E 1A0 (519) 449-2696

Kirby Polled Herefords Peter & Carol Kirby RR 5 6034 Willington RD #26, Belwood, ON N0B 1J0 (519) 855 -6424


DUE TO THE DECISION TO PRODUCE A CATALOGUE FOR THIS YEARS BULL OFFERING, OUR BULLS WILL NOW BE FOR SALE BEGINNING

FEBRUARY 15, 2016

DONORAH 28X DANDY MARK 24C

DONORAH 28X MARK LAD 5C

DONORAH 28X MARKED LAD 23C

DONORAH 40X ULTIMATE LAD 79C DONORAH 16Z DOMINO LAD 132C DONORAH 386 DOMINO LAD ET 37C

DONORAH 77J SUPER LAD ET 69C DONORAH 77J SUPER LAD ET 64C DONORAH 29Y SUPER LAD ET 56C

STOP IN FOR VISIT ANYTIME TO VIEW THE BULLS AND THEIR MOTHERS.

VIEW THE CATALOGUE ONLINE AT HEREFORD.CA Donnie & Laurel Gillespie & Boys (306) 774-3636 Wymark, Saskatchewan Email: donniewaynegillespie@gmail.com

Donald Gillespie (306) 773-0073

Swift Current, Saskatchewan

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Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. 2016 Medicine Hat Bull Sale Line Up: Sired by: DONORAH 20X DOMINO LAD 42Z CC 77J STERLING 39T

BBSF 42Z Bartram 221B

BBSF 42Z Billy 237B

BBSF 39T Berkley 404B

BBSF 42Z Browse 218B

BBSF 42Z Buster 252B

A sincere THANK YOU to all our buyers and bidders in 2015! Blaine 403-834-2262 Cell 403-502-5626 68

Box 96 Irvine, AB T0J 1V0 Fax (403) 834-2146 Email: bsbrost@gmail.com

Website: www.brostcattle.com

Glenn 403-834-2253 Cell 403-580-9363


Our Top Bulls Headed to Calgary Bull Sale

w Sho ll Bu BCD 140Y BRANTLEY 409B Sire: T-BAR-K 326N NEW EDITION 140Y Dam: BCD 323S KENZIE 217Z Actual BW 96 lbs

BW WW YW MM TM +7.8 +63.9 +92.1 +19.4 +51.4

409B competed with his dam and they were Reserve Grand Champion at Agribition in 2014

BCD UPTOWN BACARDI ET 405B Sire: UPS UPTOWN ET Dam: BCD 602U XYLIA 085X Actual BW 94 lbs

BW WW YW MM +4.1 +58.7 +94.3 +22.2

TM +51.6

His dam was the 2012 WHC Champion Horned Two Year Old Female

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BCD 74Y POWERHOUSE ET 503C

BCD 26Z CRACKER JACK 517C

Sire: REMITALL-WEST GAME DAY ET 74Y Dam: BCD 81T ERICKA 081X

Sire: RUT 10N RIBSTONE LAD 26Z Dam: BCD 4K PEACHES ET 440P

His sire was the 2012 WHC Champion Polled Bull

His dam is a 12 year old cow that has raised many champions and high sellers

Actual BW 84 lbs

BW WW YW MM +5.4 +57.8 +97.7 +20.3

TM +49.2

Actual BW 94 lbs

BW WW YW MM TM +5.3 +53.3 +87.5 +19.9 +46.6

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

Brad, Kathy, Karleen & Dawson Dallas Phone: 403-224-2162 Cell 403-896-2162 Fax 403-224-2738 Email: bdallas@xplornet.com Box 89, Bowden , Alberta T0M 0K0 Web site www.dallasfarms.com 69


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Maternal Productivity Index

Feedlot Merit Index

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

The Maternal Productivity Index (MPI) is a combination of maternal traits that are important to profitability. The index is designed to help producers make effective maternal selection decisions. Animals with a high MPI will be expected to raise progeny that will perform at a more profitable level, but remember that MPI does not place a specific dollar value on that performance. It is simply a tool to compare two or more animals. The MPI EPD can be used to increase the maternal productivity of a herd by using bulls with a high MPI, culling cows with a low MPI, or mating high MPI animals to low MPI animals to increase the maternal productivity of their offspring. The top MPI dam list contains active dams (have had at least one calf in the last 2 years) with an MPI EPD in the top 10% of the breed and a minimum accuracy of at least 0.39.

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

NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET RST TIME'S A WASTIN' 0124 BRL CALL 100L CRR ABOUT TIME 743 KCF BENNETT 9126J R294 LCI 157K RIBSTONE 107R NS KENO 005 SHF WONDER M326 W18 ET REMITALL ONLINE 122L K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K NJW 98S R117 RIBEYE 88X ET SHF RIB EYE M326 R117 SNS GENERATOR 28X HUTH PROSPECTOR K085 NJW 98S DURANGO 44U UPS TCC NITRO 1ET CL 1 DOMINO 955W BOYD WORLDWIDE 9050 ET REMITALL KEYNOTE 20X REMITALL ROUTE 66 ET 346R NJW FHF 9710 TANK 45P KCF VICTOR 08N X4 FORC 29F BOOMER 18L TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T AGA 121G STANMORE 20J LBH 157K RIBSTONE 66T ELM-LODGE NEXT BIG THING 3N REMITALL GOVERNOR 236G RT DCC 20X KEY MASTER 125L LBH 20J STANMORE 31R HCC LEGACY S01 ET H EASY DEAL 609 ET PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R MC RANGER 9615 SNS SILVER PRAIRIE 50B UPS DOMINO 3027 HH ADVANCE 7034T ET NJW 1Y WRANGLER 19D CS BOOMER 29F GH NEON 17N MCCOY 55M ABSOLUTE 49S GHC STAR MOOSE 59M LAGRAND RELOAD 80P ET C FANTASTIC 2165

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PC02938213 C02991851 PC02839142 PC02935725 PC02976514 C02862176 PC02805543 PC02947701 PC02789138 C02764939 A43094146 PC02910420 C02352995 PC02842052 PC02965296 PC02941111 C02997476 PC02948469 PC02356049 PC02869151 PC02924181 PC02698363 PC02794512 PC02942339 C02738219 C02904758 PC02824664 PC02676840 PC02843504 C02864574 PC02924507 PC02927408 C02867004 PC02710083 C02509999 A42426386 C02946490 PC02693158 PC02749227 C02827131 PC02884130 PC02802059 PC02892255 C02892810 GRANDVIEW 7OAKS SONORA 145R PC02911837 CC 77J STERLING 39T C02900023 GOLDEN-OAK OUTCROSS 18U PC02910183 SPARKS TREND 2007 PC02977141 STAR OBF BOGART 5L PC02802282

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FMI EPD FMI ACC

212.9 212.2 201.3 195.9 193.5 185.8 184.4 182.3 181.2 180.8 178.7 177.1 176.8 170.2 169.2 164.4 163.1 162.9 161.8 161.5 160.5 158.8 158.6 158.0 157.9 157.4 156.8 155.8 155.5 155.4 153.3 152.4 152.2 151.1 150.7 147.2 146.9 146.7 146.2 145.7 145.1 144.2 143.2 143.0 141.8 140.6 139.4 138.8 138.4

0.72 0.61 0.70 0.79 0.63 0.63 0.67 0.71 0.85 0.80 0.67 0.83 0.75 0.70 0.69 0.67 0.68 0.68 0.82 0.61 0.70 0.77 0.74 0.79 0.72 0.60 0.61 0.80 0.63 0.63 0.61 0.60 0.60 0.77 0.67 0.82 0.63 0.86 0.84 0.75 0.66 0.63 0.75 0.64 0.60 0.64 0.64 0.63 0.73

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LCI 107R RIBSTONE GAL 226W ANL C P606 NANCY 33W LBH 107R MISS RIBSTONE 109U LBH 157K MISS RIBSTONE 209T LCI 107R RIBSTONE LASS 135U LCI BD 107R RIBSTONE LASS 326U ECHO-VALLEY 87J STACEY 47S C&N L1 DOMINETTE 38T LFH MAVERICK 107R 18X AGA 21M MISS STANMORE 27S REMITALL MARVEL 78T LFH EXPRESSION 22T NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S WLB 10H MARY 28T SQUARE-D ROBERTA 960U SQUARE-D ELLIE 659S BIG-GULLY KS UNDENIABLE 811U LCI 107R RIBSTONE LASS 169U REMITALL RITA 13T LCI 107R RIBSTONE LASS 138U LBH 198T MISS RIBSTONE 278W LBH 107R MISS RIBSTONE 130T LBH 39T MISS STERLING 111W LBH 148S MISS STANDARD 263U LFH MACY 29S SQUARE-D ELLIE 37T RVP 36N TOUCH OF GOLD ET 10T BNMHPH MS 13P BETHANY ET 301S C&N L1 RIBSTONE LASS 51U JOYCLIFF STARDUST 10S PCL JADE ET 10S GH ADAMS PANDANET 136T LBH 157K MISS RIBSTONE 195X MCCOY 58G SUSIE 33K CH 8N NIKI 30S LBH 107R MISS RIBSTONE 79U LCI WB 31R STANMORE LASS 859U LBH 157K MISS RIBSTONE 132W LCI 107R TAMO RIBSTONE GAL 11W LFH POWER LADY 5S ECHO-VALLEY 87J TRINITY 4T GHC MISS VICKIE ET 2T C&N L1 MISS STANMORE 52T HILLS-GALORE 73M MISSY 142T LBH 107R MISS RIBSTONE 43T LBH 75S MISS STD BRIT 347W REMITALL GRAVES JUNO 204S LBH 198T MISS RIBSTONE 186W GRH 236G COMFORT 25S BAR-RZ 88R TRACY 60T ELM-LODGE 43N TAPESTRY 64T GHR JEAN 4J 230R GHR JAZZ 4J 30T BP 3S DOMINO LASS 6U BBSF 13P MISS LALIA 14S LBH 107R MISS RIBSTONE 115U

C02925741 PC02935124 C02910994 C02895542 C02911707 C02911772 C02884304 C02906144 C02945254 C02883005 PC02896389 C02916147 A42693956 PC02894563 PC02921143 PC02886683 C02915921 C02911706 PC02896300 C02911702 C02930866 C02904804 C02928792 C02911042 C02885416 PC02902164 PC02897731 PC02877906 C02917774 PC02879715 PC02890603 C02896108 C02944150 PC02812364 C02884333 C02910965 C02911733 C02928807 C02925386 PC02890954 C02898194 PC02905793 C02906148 PC02964944 C02904726 C02932469 PC02881334 C02928849 PC02892691 PC02899501 PC02926011 PC02872368 PC02898477 C02913947 PC02887334 C02910930

MPI EPD

MPI ACC

175.5 173.3 172.3 172.2 170.9 170.9 169.5 168.5 167.6 166.2 165.3 165.3 165.1 165.0 164.8 164.4 164.1 164.1 164.0 163.7 163.6 163.2 163.2 162.9 162.6 162.5 162.4 162.0 161.5 161.4 161.2 161.1 160.9 160.8 160.5 160.3 160.2 160.1 160.0 159.8 159.4 159.4 159.3 159.3 159.2 158.8 158.7 158.7 158.6 158.5 158.4 158.3 158.2 158.0 157.9 157.9

0.40 0.39 0.39 0.46 0.40 0.40 0.41 0.39 0.39 0.40 0.46 0.43 0.41 0.39 0.39 0.42 0.40 0.39 0.42 0.40 0.39 0.44 0.39 0.41 0.40 0.40 0.43 0.42 0.39 0.39 0.41 0.40 0.39 0.49 0.39 0.40 0.39 0.41 0.39 0.41 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.39 0.41 0.40 0.44 0.40 0.42 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.39 0.41 0.39


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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 2:00 pm CST (1:00 pm MST) Livelong, SK

Consigning • 2 Two Year Old Bulls • 5 Bred Red White Face Commercial Heifers •

EZR 14W LINCON PACER 43B PIERAN CASS LAD 14W x SGC 460R STANDARD 43T

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EZR 14W SILVER DANDY 49B

PIERAN CASS LAD 14W x MVF 101P STANDARD DOM LASS 49W

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Jesse Bannerman

box 341 Livelong sk s0m 1j0 Cell 306-845-9194 ezranching@gmail.com

glenrose@syban.net Camrose, AB

Ken Prichard & Family (780) 608-6080 Jonathan Prichard (780) 781-5137 Steven Prichard (780) 678-4770

Look For us at:

East Central Bull Sale

Veteran AB March 18

5 - 2 Year Old Bulls

Lacombe Bull Sale

Lacombe AB April 12

2 - 2 Year Old Bulls 2 - Hereford Yearling Bulls Red and Black Yearling Angus Bulls East of Camrose to Highway #56, 1.5 miles south and .5 miles west

Monday, March 21, 2016 – 1:00 P.M. Bow Slope Auction, Brooks, Alberta Sale day phone: (403) 362-5521 •

22 Two Year Old Horned Hereford Bulls • • 25 Black Angus Yearling Bulls • • 55 Black Angus Two Year Old Bulls •

Complete performance data including Birth Weights, Weaning and Yearling Indexes, and EPD’s. Sires represented: MVF 219T STD TURIN LAD 81Y, LBH 268P STANDARD 195U, DW STANDARD 268P LAD 58Y, HH ADVANCE 1098Y, DW STANDARD 38W LAD 12Y, SNS 35J SILVER LAD 126L, FA 31W BRITISHER 201Y C 27H SUNDOG 8L,

Thank you to all our customers over the past year! Your visit or inquiries are welcome anytime - Call for a catalogue Our bulls can be viewed at www.hussar4u.com and click on the DW Herefords link. The pictures should be up in early February

Don & Kay Phone: 403-787-2261 Fax: 403-787-2574

Geoff & JacKie Phone: 403-787-2469

Tom & STacey Phone: 403-787-3716

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BULLS FOR SALE ON THE FARM EVERY DAY

Since 1974

LLPH 39N 1 son for sale

NESP 35T 1 son, 4 grandsons for sale

NESP 75T 2 sons and 2 crops of grandsons for sale

NESP 52L

NESP 22U

NESP 18M

1 son, 1 grandson for sale

1 son, 1 grandson for sale

NESP 26U

NESP 153X

1 son for sale

1 son for sale

LLPH 116T

LLPH 44W

1 son and 2 grandsons for sale

1 son and many grandsons for sale

NESP 1Z

Pictured at 14 yrs - 1 son for sale 1 son for sale

THESE COWS HAVE SONS ON OFFER THANK-YOU TO ALL OUR 2015 CUSTOMERS FOR ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

NESP 126T 1 son for sale

Eugene, Norma, and Leonard Poholka Ph: (780) 696-3878 Leonard’s Cell: (780) 898-9590 Fax: (780) 696-3777

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

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


RUT 1Y RIBSTONE LAD 1B

RUT 1Y RIBSTONE LAD 4B

RUT 1Y RIBSTONE LAD 5B

8 Bulls entered in the

Calgary Bull Sale RUT 1Y RANCHLAND LAD 17B

RUT 10N RIBSTONE LAD 56B

March 2-3, 2016

RUT 1Y RANCHLAND LAD 18B

RUT 4Y RIBSTONE LAD 61B

RUT 4Y RIBSTONE LAD 70B

Ken & Michele

Rutledge and Family • • • •

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Knife or Explore the Pros and Cons of Castration Methods By Heather Smith Thomas

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There are several ways to castrate bull calves, but regardless of the method, castration is generally less stressful for the animal at a young age. Director of research and veterinary services at Simplot Livestock Co. Randall Raymond says castration is necessary in the beef industry for animal performance, animal health and safety, and human safety. “In our operation we castrate calves as young as we have access to them. All male calves not intended for breeding stock if not castrated at birth should be castrated at branding age when they are receiving respiratory and clostridial vaccines,” Raymond says. Knife castration “This is the most common method,” Raymond says. “A sharp pocketknife and a very young calf are generally the least stressful combination. Technique and sanitat ion are important, but using a sharp knife to remove a small testicle, pulling on the spermatic cord and scraping those blood vessels with the knife (to reduce bleeding) creates minimal stress.” This method is quick and sanitary, and the calves heal quickly. “A sharp knife is an instrument all cattle producers have in their pocket, so this doesn’t require extra equipment. With proper sanitation it can be very appropriate. In young calves this is my preferred method,” Raymond says. Banding In very young calves, another option is to use small elastrator bands, often 74

called “cheerios.” “Those can work well, but there are some challenges and drawbacks,” he explains. “A per son must b e ca r ef u l t o make sure both testicles are included. The band must be placed above both testicles, around the spermatic cords. It is important that no other tissue is trapped in the elastrator band,” he says. “There is some experience needed to use these effectively and safely. The tight band cuts off blood supply to the testicles and eventually the scrotum/testicles atrophy and fall off. There is some risk of entrapping extra tissue in the band, strangulating that tissue. It may be some fat, or worst case scenario a piece of intestine that falls down through the inguinal ring,” Raymond says. “In young calves with the small cheerios there is less risk because the testicles are small; there is not a lot of extra tissue. But people performing this procedure need to be aware of the risks.” If the calf is in pain afterward or lies around for a longer time than expected, the calf needs to be checked. It is not uncommon for one testicle to be missed unless you diligently check to make sure they are both still there after applying the band. “If one is missed, the scrotum is shortened and often the testicle is pushed up into the inguinal ring or up into the body cavity. Then it becomes more difficult later for the person who tries to find

and remove it,” Raymond says. Clues that there might be a testicle remaining would be behavior (the calf acting like a bull rather than a steer) and bull-type appearance and muscle formation. “It can be hard to identify the cause, and may be more technical to remove the remaining testicle,” Raymond says. “For those reasons, banding is a less preferred method, but done correctly it can be effective. The advantage to banding is that there is no open wound or any bleeding. In situations where there are a lot of flies, or poor sanitation/dirty pen conditions, banding may be preferable to cutting,” Raymond says. Clinical professor of beef production medicine at Purdue University Mark Hilton tells clients there are generally no problems with using rubber bands on young calves — preferably less than three days of age — if both testicles are banded. “As a veterinarian, I have castrated hundreds of calves that had either one or both testicles retained. It’s no fun, for the veterinarian or for the calf, because of all the scar tissue; it’s a tough surgical procedure to castrate the older calf with (a) retained testicle(s),” Hilton says. “But if done correctly, rubber bands


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on baby calves is an acceptable method. The research shows there is no difference in how the calves respond compared to cutting them if bands are put on early. It’s also easiest for the person doing it when the calves are small; calves are much easier to catch and handle at a day or two of age, compared to when they are a little older,” he says. “After a week of age, I suggest using the knife. The band on these older calves causes a long-term painful experience. With a knife, the pain is very temporary. With a band, additional discomfort may occur a couple weeks later when the band cuts through the skin, especially if there is some festering and infection around the area of the band.” Emasculators with knife castration On larger calves cut with a knife, some producers use an emasculator to crush the cord when testicles are removed. “When there are larger blood vessels and more blood supply to the testicles there is more risk for bleeding,” Raymond says. “The advantage to using this method with larger calves is that it is quick and effective, and can help control blood flow. The downside of using emasculators on larger calves is that you have an open wound, so

environmental conditions can be a factor if there are flies or the calves are confined in a pen that might be muddy or dirty.” Restraint is important. “You need good access to the cord of the testicle without putting your hand/arm at risk,” he explains. “The calf should be stretched out on the ground with ropes on front and hind legs, or in a chute where you can work without risk of being kicked. The emasculator is bulky and needs to be held for a moment on the cord to make sure it is crushed properly. Thus adequate restraint of the calf is crucial for safety of the person doing the work.” Newberry knife This tool can be used on larger calves. “It’s a combination of knife and pliers, designed to split the side of the scrotum — both sides simultaneously,” Raymond says. This approach allows access to the testicle very rapidly, exposing a lot of the testicle and spermatic cord. “The advantage of this is speed. The opening created provides good drainage, which is important on larger calves. The disadvantage is that to do a good job the operator needs to be very familiar with the tool and there’s a bit of a learning curve to get to where you can use it properly.

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It is very crucial that the tension be tight enough to completely block off blood supply, but not so tight that the band breaks or causes damage above the area that needs to fall off,” he explains. There is some risk if the band breaks or is not tight enough because there will not be complete loss of blood supply to the testicle, and this situation can cause problems. “Another challenge with this method is that large testicles will swell and become very big,” Raymond says. “One of the tricks to making this work is to make two small incisions after we put the band on at the bottom of the scrotum — one over each testicle. This allows fluids to drain and facilitates atrophy and shrinking of the testicles. In some extreme cases we may have to restrain the calf again and open those drainage ports two or three days later. In cases where testicles are very large, once they start to dry up we will surgically remove the scrotum and testicles, just below the band,” Raymond says. Once this dead tissue is removed, the

area heals more quickly, with less potential for additional problems. “There is a drain on the immune system with that tissue as it dies — if it stays there too long when the body is trying to get rid of it. It helps to remove this necrotic tissue,” he explains. “If banding is done correctly, and the blood supply is completely eliminated, this can be a fast, effective and clean method to castrate big calves. We’ve done some work looking at the effects on these calves, such as the time it takes for them to get back on feed, versus cutting them and using an emasculator. The two groups had very similar results,” Raymond says. “Five years ago I would have said that the banding causes a more sustained pain in these big calves and that they feel that procedure longer than when castrated with a sharp knife. More recent data suggests that this is probably not the case. Once the blood and nerve supply to the scrotum and testicles is eliminated, nerve function is compromised and the pain

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sensation in that area is also gone. The feed intake work that has been done tends to support this conclusion. In our hands, the time back to full feed is similar for both methods if they are done correctly,” Raymond says. The advantages to banding are that it is clean and there are no open wounds and, therefore, less risk for hemorrhage. The disadvantage, with large testicles, is that some additional management may be necessary for drainage and removing the necrotic tissue if it doesn’t fall off in a timely manner. Comparing methods “Even though banding is simple, quick and bloodless for baby calves, personally I would rather cut them,” says Dar yl Meyer, a practicing veterinarian in North Platte, Neb. “I think the discomfort that a calf endures is less, and for a shorter length of time when castrated surgically than when banded.” There is some discomfort and irritation from the band until the dead tissue of the scrotum dries up and falls off and the raw area heals. “When an animal is uncomfortable, it is not gaining weight optimally. The whole goal is to put pounds on as efficiently as possible. The fewer days of discomfort, the better,” Meyer says. Banding may be easier for some people, and they feel it is safer because there’s no bleeding and possibly less risk for infection, but it also must be done correctly or there are additional risks. If the band is not completely above the testicles and catches part of one, this problem creates ongoing pain for the calf and is a serious health risk.

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“The banders used on larger calves are effective,” Meyer says. “The one I used for awhile did the job, but I just felt that the cattle were uncomfortable for a longer period of time. The nice thing about cutting them is that you know for sure that you got both testicles. When cutting them young, there is also less risk for serious bleeding than when they are bigger.” Technique and cleanliness Raymond says sanitation is always important — no matter which method you use. “Making sure the site (scrotum and surrounding area) is clean, the calf’s environment is clean, making sure your tools are clean and in good working order are all crucial for success. The pen or environmental conditions are a factor when choosing methods. Ideally the calves will have open space afterward; it’s hard to beat a nice green pasture. Flies and other environmental factors should be considered,” he says. “Many people don’t think about tetanus, but any time there is tissue that has a lack of blood supply, tetanus is a risk. Tetanus vaccine can be part of a combination clostridial vaccine, or given separately. Anybody

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banding calves where there is loss of blood supply to the testicles and not removing the t i ssue shou ld g ive t e t a n u s v a c c i n e ,” Raymond says. It is important to keep supplies and the area clean when cutt ing calves. “I recommend keeping your equipment in a bucket of water with disinfectant such as chlorhexadine,” Meyer says. “This disinfectant Pictured is an elastrator band in place on a young calf. has t he broadest spectrum of activity against a wide environment rather (than a) clean variety of pathogens and is also non- grassy pasture where they have irritating to tissues. You also want to room to move freely they should make sure the scrotum is clean. Use be monitored and moved around,” clean equipment, and then follow up Meyer says. “If they are in a corral with a disinfectant spray. If it’s a time without a lot of room, it helps to move of year when there are flies, use a fly- them around every day, or open the repellent product as well.” alley gate and let them go out in the For larger, older animals, Meyer alleyway and get some exercise.” recommends g iving long-acting Baby calves out on pasture with their broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as mothers get plenty of exercise, but long-acting penicillin or tetracycline older animals in a feedlot situation to provide at least 48 hours of need to be moved around. This antibiotic protection. exercise will help reduce the soreness “If the animals are in a dry-lot type and swelling.

Would like to thank everyone that purchased our genetics in 2015! Blairs.Ag, Lanigan, SK Difley-Knights Cattle, Calgary, AB Peter Demerse, Traux, SK Golden Oak Livestock, Bowden, AB

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Faces & Perspectives of a New Generation

Young Guns XII By Catherine Brown

Ellen Crane

A S S O CIAT E ED ITO R

Cardigan, Prince Edward Island

Karen Wagner

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Ellen Crane A defining moment in Ellen Crane’s life – at 14 years of age - was the time that she was given her own Hereford female by her grandparents. “That moment really changed the game for me,” says Ellen. “It wasn’t just dad’s cows in the barn anymore.” This ambitious young woman from Prince Edward Island, says from that time on, she had a vested interest in the livestock business. At t he most recent Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) Bonanza – Canada’s annual national junior Hereford show and the CHA’s Annual General Meeting, Ellen was honoured as the recipient of the first annual Keith Gilmore Beef Cattle Innovation Prize – a $10,000 scholarship offered by the Keith Gilmore Foundation to support her second year in a Masters of Science in agriculture program in the plant and animal science department at Dalhousie University. The scholarship is offered to support students pursuing work in the cattle industry – in research, communications or leadership roles. Ellen’s Master’s degree focuses on feed efficiency in beef heifers. E l len r epr e s ent s t he s e c ond generation on her family’s cattle operation near Cardigan, PEI. About a 20-minute drive from the ocean, Cardigan is about 30 minutes from Charlottetown, which has a population of about 40,000. Ellen’s dad started the operation around the time Ellen came into the

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world – 25 years ago – when he purchased his first Hereford cow. He didn’t g row up farming but had prev iously worked on farm operations in PEI and had a keen interest in cattle. The operation has stuck with purebred Herefords all along. Her dad, Brendon, has worked many years as an A.I. technician; her mom, Carol is a resident care worker at a senior’s residence. Ellen’s brother Bennett – three years her junior – also works on and off the farm in order to support their passion to produce livestock. The off-farm jobs, says Ellen, are what allowed them to sustain their operation through the BSE crisis. Ellen has also worked off the farm during her undergraduate years. The Crane operation now consists of 60 breeding females and was recently expanded to include Shorthorns. It would be considered one of the largest Hereford operations in the province. According to Ellen, Herefords are popular in the area. The Cranes’ bulls are sold privately to local commercial and purebred breeders. And while they have also sold females privately, they have been working on herd expansion in the past few years and have retained

more replacement heifers. A barn was built 25 years ago and another barn was built this past year. The original 10-acre base was expanded to 100 acres. The acreage has excellent topsoil – PEI sandstone – and the area features a lot of trees. The Cranes produce half of their own hay silage on the farm and purchase their remaining silage from local potato growers, who must use a threeyear crop rotation, providing local beef producers with cull potatoes, barley, straw, dry hay and silage. “The Maritime cow-calf sector relies heavily on pasture for about 120 days of optimal grazing,” says Ellen. Typically, calves are sold to feedlots in the Maritimes, Ontario or Quebec, says Ellen. But some producers finish their calves there and ship them to private abattoirs or to the federal beef plant in Albion, PEI. “A new beef brand – Certified Island Beef – has been developed which uses only island-born and raised animals,” says Ellen. “And my grandparents own a small abattoir in Pooles


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feature story Corner, PEI, which supports the local industry.” Throughout the years, Ellen and Bennett became increasing involved in the family’s operation and now jointly manage it with their parents. Ellen now has a few cows under her name exclusively. That being said, the Crane family has worked out a succession plan and run the operation as one unit, under Crane Cattle Company. Cattle production is indisputably in Ellen’s plans for her future. She sees the current family operation growing and expanding. Ellen appreciates a fe w of t he modern tools that weren’t available to previous generat ions in t heir indust r y. The s e i nc lude “adequate handling systems and scales which minimize stress on both people and animals and make operations more efficient,” she says. She also appreciates tools like bio-tracking to keep track of production data, giving the family the ability to track progress and optimize resources. Social media, says Ellen, gives them the opportunity to seamlessly connect with breeders from across this expansive country. Not many of Ellen’s peers have gone on to careers in agriculture. They were advised, as she was, to hone

their studies in the sciences in order to be ensured good jobs. Many of them did, she says. But many of them ended up working in human medical professions. The importance of pursuing education and careers in science was largely the mindset as Ellen finished her final years in high school and no wonder, she says, since that was the time when BSEaffected markets were devastating the livestock industry. Ellen says she was good at science but wasn’t passionate about it. She wasn’t overly enthusiastic about

Foundation have really encouraged Ellen to carry on her studies. Ellen is also one of 16 youth from across Canada chosen to participate in the Cattleman’s Young Leadership (CYL) program in 2015. This is an annual program offered to beef enthusiasts, aged 18-35, with a background in beef production and a desire to work in the industry, which matches successful candidates with inf luencial industry leaders and players as mentors. Ellen was paired with John Baker as her mentor. Baker r uns an independent company which markets for the Ontar io Cor n Fed Beef pr o g r a m . A nd Ellen is relishing in the fact that the duration of this mentorship program has been extended, from April 2015 to August of 2016 – longer than the traditional year. Aside from her involvement with the family farm, her Masters studies and her pursuits through the CYL, Ellen also represents the Maritimes Hereford Association as its current president. She is believed to be its youngest president and most likely its first woman president. For young people getting into the cattle industry, Ellen speaks optimistically, believing that the industry has many opportunities

Throughout the years, Ellen and Bennett became increasing involved in the family’s operation and now jointly manage it with their parents. Ellen now has a few cows under her name exclusively. That being said, the Crane family has worked out a succession plan and run the operation as one unit, under Crane Cattle Company.

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pursuing a Bachelor of Science. But then the opportunity arose to pursue a Master’s Degree in beef cattle research, which Ellen says is a rare opportunity in the Maritimes. When she entered her current program, the industry got behind her, giving her a lot of support to continue her studies. Her own cattle, along with some necessary student loans, allowed her to continue her education financially, along with the recent help of her KGF scholarship. The Canadian Hereford Association and the Keith Gilmore

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feature story an Albertan farmer, author, mentor and inspirational speaker. Ellen is inspired by women who have taken leadership roles in our industry. And that includes Jill Harvie of Harvie Ranching. Ellen describes Jill as a woman who brings a much-needed female presence to the industry, who represents the industry with integrity, managing well to balance her roles at work and at home on the ranch. What counsel does Ellen wish someone had given her as a junior? And what advice would she give juniors in the industry today? Ellen says she wishes someone had told her “to know your stuff.” “Know your industry and production

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for growth and for the development of niche markets. For those willing to adapt and change to a more consumer-focused beef industry, Ellen says the opportunities are definitely there. Ellen got more involved, hands-on, in her beef operation at home around the time that she started 4-H, between the ages of eight and nine. She was involved in the 4-H program for 13 years. She was officially a member of the Canadian Junior Hereford Association (CJHA) for 10 years for which she served as a Maritime delegate on the national board. In that role, she says, she learned about board governance. She also learned about all the association’s programs from which its members can benefit and found out how much work goes into each one of them. As a CJHA member, Ellen managed to attend two Bonanza events across the country and those two events allowed Ellen to network with her peers and meet more people inside her industry circles. Ellen’s mentors, along the way, were frequently older girls within the CJHA. She says there were several older peers who offered to teach her showmanship and grooming and other skills. In the larger agricultural community, Ellen is inspired by Brenda Schoepp –

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For young people getting into the cattle industry, Ellen speaks optimistically, believing that the industry has many opportunities for growth and for the development of niche markets. For those willing to adapt and change to a more consumer-focused beef industry, Ellen says the opportunities are definitely there. systems and how you fit into them and manage them,” she says. “Lear n how to have conversations about those kind of things.” What drives Ellen? Her passion involves playing an active role in our changing beef industry, to inf luence opt imal production practices and positive industry growth. On a day-to-day basis, Ellen says when she gets the chance to go home to work with her family and with the cattle, it gives her a chance to be part of that change and that’s

what motivates her to get up in the morning. Why does she stick with Herefords? Ellen appreciates the maternal nature of the breed and the docile females that are easy to work with. They have had young people working for them on their farm and Ellen says having even-tempered cattle has been a plus in those times. Ellen has also seen a lot of Hereford influence in the feedlots she has seen over time. “They stand out,” she says. “They perform well in the feedlot.” Ellen’s work life passion matches well with a personal passion of hers. “I’m a bit of a ‘foody’,” she says. “I like to cook and develop new recipes – specifically using Canadian beef.” She visits home about once a month these days and says she appreciates the cows and home a lot more now that she has to be away from them so much. Her Masters work is different every day so there is no such thing as a typical day in her current life. Asked to f inish the follow ing sentence, Ellen replies, Life is…… ..“what you make of it.”•

KGF Trustee Jay Cross presents Ellen with the $10,000 Keith Gilmore Prize for Beef Cattle Innovation scholarship


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LBH 38E SILVER PRIDE 52N Sire: LBH 52N SILVER PRIDE 324U LBH 20J MISS STANMORE 45R

LBH 20J STANMORE 214S Dam: SGC 214S STANMORE LASS 193W SGC 76P RED LASS 13T

SGC 133C HAWKEYE 69E Dam: MACS 69E RIBSTONE LASS 4X FE 7R RED RIBSTONE 22U

SGC RANCHLAND LAD 4B LPG RANCHER 59K LAD 60T Sire: LPG RANCHLAND LAD 1Y LPG LANDLORD 25E LASS 5S AGA 96M STANDARD 125R Dam: SGC 125R STANDARD LASS 24U SGC 101L STANDARD LASS 173S

SGC 324U SILVER LAD 79B

SGC RANCHLAND LAD 135B

LBH 38E SILVER PRIDE 52N Sire: LBH 52N SILVER PRIDE 324U LBH 20J MISS STANMORE 45R

LPG RANCHER 59K LAD 60T Sire: LPG RANCHLAND LAD 1Y LPG LANDLORD 25E LASS 5S

SGC 34P RIBSTONE LAD 129S Dam: BRETON WEST 129S EXCELLA 65X BRIT GEM 84J SONJA 10S

FE 101J SUPER RIB 138R Dam: ZZB 138R KING LASS 3T FE 6K KING LASS 18M

Thank you to Darcy Kroetsch for purchasing our Yearling Champion Bull from Farmfair International 2015 and to Frolek Cattle Co for their volume private treaty purchase again this year.

SGC 324U SILVER LAD 121B LBH 38E SILVER PRIDE 52N Sire: LBH 52N SILVER PRIDE 324U LBH 20J MISS STANMORE 45R LBH 157K RIBSTONE 198T Dam: SGC 198T RIBSTONE 65X MVF 76N STANWAY LASS 517T

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

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Karen Wagner Dr. Karen Wagner’s life is defined by a love of livestock and working outdoors. As a new, single-parent mom, 30-year-old Karen is working on balancing her fledgling career as a veter inar ian w ith family obligations but either way, she carries on the family tradition of raising Herefords. Her great grandfather Jess Wagner immigrated to Canada from Denmark and settled near Consul, Saskatchewan. Karen grew up with her family just a mile down the road from her grandparents, Martin and Dorothy Wagner. Each generation has been Hereford breeders. While her mother has moved away from the farm to live

hay. The c o whe r d consists of 50 purebred Herefords and 120 commercial cows, which are Herefordbased and are bred Hereford, except for the 45 that go to PFRA pastures every y e a r. K a r e n herself owns a total of 40 cows, 15 of which are reg istered purebreds,

As a new, single-parent mom, 30-year-old Karen is working on balancing her fledgling career as a veterinarian with family obligations but either way, she carries on the family tradition of raising Herefords. in Medicine Hat, her father, Randy, carries on with the farm operation and since having her daughter Chloe, Karen spends most of her time on the family farm. Since her grandfather passed away, they have lived on the original family farm which always had the best facilities. Their land base is 42 quarters which is most suitable for grazing. Because the consul area has such a dry climate, the hayland is flood irrigated. “Dad used to torture my brother and I by having us move the sprinkler pipes on our previous irrigation system,” Karen jokes. Her brother Trent, is two years Karen’s junior and is married with two children. His family lives in Swift Current where Trent works at the credit union as an insurance specialist. His wife Brittany is a registered nurse. While living at home, Trent was the one who always opted to do the field work. He was never interested in the cows. There was no crop at all on their dry land hay this past year. The operation is always faced with having to buy

Karen Wagner, DVM, and her daughter Chloe

which she either owns herself or jointly with her dad. The two of them work together on breeding and management plans. They A.I. a few in the spring and are able to do that themselves, as both Karen and her father are proficient at practicing A.I. Karen herself did an A.I. course in grade nine. Karen says she appreciates modern

life. She says it is mostly a tool to help her keep in touch with colleagues. She is naturally shy, she says, but likes to spend time with close friends and really enjoys one-on-one conversations with clients through her veterinary work. “Life is a bit crazy right now,” she says of all the changes in her life of late. After graduating with her veterinary

The cowherd consists of 50 purebred Herefords and 120 commercial cows, which are Hereford-based and are bred Hereford, except for the 45 that go to PFRA pastures every year. Karen herself owns a total of 40 cows, 15 of which are registered purebreds, which she either owns herself or jointly with her dad. tools such as ult rasound for pregnancy checking which she is now skilled to use as a veterinarian. She also appreciates having access to internet service, which previous generations did not have. She has a Facebook account but as a private person, does not post much about her

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feature story maternal grandparents’ home, with the intent of going to work there, at what has always been their local veterinary practice. However, childcare is ver y limited in the Maple Creek area and so Karen says she may be forced to explore employment options elsewhere. She is not worried about finding work, ultimately, as her previous employer in Ogema has offered to have her back multiple times since beginning her maternity leave. Karen simply hasn’t had a “typical day” in her life for the past year but that’s also the way it is in her practice and the way it is, working at home and she likes it that way. Karen has definitely paid her dues and carefully paved the way for a life in livestock production. She became involved in 4-H at the age of six and was involved every year until the age of 21. She could only show a yearling heifer at the club’s local achievement day until she was nine and then she started preparing a yearling heifer and a finished steer and taking them to town. She says she showed both a steer and a heifer every year. In her final year of 4-H, she exhibited six head, including two cow-calf pairs. Karen was a member of the Canad ian Jun ior Hereford Association (CJHA) from the age of seven and attended a total of seven Bonanzas across the country, the first of which was in 1998 in Lloydminster. Her dad bought her her first cow. Both 4-H and her Junior Hereford experience gave her muchneeded confidence in the realm of public speaking, which really helped her shine in mandatory speeches through high school. Both organizations also gave her the skills she needed to better evaluate cattle. Judging cattle is now a pastime that she seriously relishes and those skills also serve her well when it comes to making breeding decisions.

Karen with KLR ANGELA 8A

Karen with Lady 95B - 1993

Karen excelled in her academic career, winning the Governor General’s Medal in high school for achiev ing t he highest average; not to be outdone by her brother who won the same honour in both high school and college. She won multiple scholarships and bursaries, which helped with tuition fees. Karen was President of the CJHA in 2005-2006. The year 2006 was her final year as a junior and that year at Bonanza, she exhibited and showed the Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Fem a le a nd t he R e s er v e Champion Bred and Owned Bull Calf. She also had the Champion Bull Calf in the open show and on his mother, the pair was first in class. That year, Karen won the Supreme Aggregate award, which she had previously also achieved in 2004. In 2005, Karen won the Senior Aggregate award at Bonanza. Karen received a lot of support from her dad and grandfather, through her years of showing cattle and through her 4-H and junior Hereford involvement. And now, when Karen i s n’t hom e, s he appreciates that her father looks after her cows for her. Karen is also tremendously grateful for the support given to her by Hereford breeders. She appreciates the camaraderie that existed between junior members, which was the case, she says, even when she wasn’t in the winner’s circles. She advises young Hereford enthusiasts active in junior Hereford association activities, to get involved as much as possible. Involvement, she says, can afford juniors many unex pected oppor t unit ies. Through her own involvement, she met Hereford breeders from Denmark who welcomed her to work for them overseas one summer. Her involvement in judging competitions resulted in winning the judging competition at Agribition in 2007 and a

Karen excelled throughout her academic career, winning the Governor General’s Medal in high school for achieving the highest average; not to be outdone by her brother who won the same honour in both high school and college. She won multiple scholarships and bursaries, which helped with tuition fees.

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Saskatoon Fall Fair 2007 - Grand Champion Female

Randy Wagner with grandaughter Chloe

subsequent 10-day trip to Brazil where she and her father got to attend the Expointer show, the Brazilian equivalent to Agribition, and where she had the privilege of acting as a “shadow judge” of the Hereford show there.

the original breeders of Herefords in Canada. Karen carries the spirit of the most dedicated breeders. She says that Herefords do well in their area. They have good hair coats and make great crossbred cows as well. She

accountant or perhaps a teacher and continued to give her options, to avoid having to commit another seven years of her life to achieve a doctorate in animal medicine. But Karen reasoned that all other options pointed to a professional life indoors. When she listened to her instinct, she knew what she had to do. So she bit the bullet and dug in deep. Karen Wagner’s dream is that of one day taking full responsibility of her family’s farm operation. She simply must figure out the logistics of supporting a practice and a cattle operation at once. The biggest challenge comes from the fact that busy times at the clinic coincide with busy times on most livestock operations. She hasn’t discounted the idea of buying land for herself near Maple Creek or elsewhere. It would just have to be land enough to support a herd of cows……….and the little footsteps that might one day follow her lead.

Karen Wagner’s dream is that of one day taking full responsibility of her family’s farm operation. She simply must figure out the logistics of supporting a practice and a cattle operation at once. Karen herself has acted as a local 4-H leader while practicing veterinary medicine in Ogema and has also acted as an adult advisor to the Saskatchewan Junior Hereford Association. Another mentor in Karen’s life is David Reid, of The Cliffs Farm, who Karen says was like a second dad to her, through her seven years of university. The Reids’ home was her home away from home on weekends when it was too far away to go back to Consul. The Reid family is one of

appreciates their temperament, most of all, as she continually has opportunity to work with other breeds and crosses. While Karen had some fun curling during her time in Ogema, she insists that “cows are my hobby.” “As a kid, I always wanted to become a veterinarian,” she says. But by the end of high school, she says she really was sick of school and was troubled about what she might do as a career. Her guidance counselor, knowing her strengths, suggested being an

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An Outstanding Group of Breeding Quality Open Yearling Heifers at Balog Auction This Spring Watch for Details!

Offering 1 group of 5 Open Yearling Heifers at the

Corbiell Herefords Bull Sale - Feb. 18, 2016 W W W

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YEARLING BULLS FOR SALE FROM THESE FEATURE SIRES MN 17P CHIEF BRIT 947Y

MN 26E YANKEE VALLEY 532H Sire: MN 532H STANMORE 17P NJ BRITISHER LADY 17F

BAR-OM 9D STD BLANCH LAD 239H Dam: MN 239H STD LADY 947L MN CHIEF’S LADY 47H

Siring impressive progeny - good hair, nicely marked, excellent conformation, volume, super feet. WINDIMUIR 947Y CHIEF 63C

WINDIMUIR 28P MESA 215U Dam: WINDIMUIR CARLEE 16Y SGC 101L STANDARD LASS 147U

WINDIMUIR 947Y CHIEF 71C WINDIMUIR 28P MESA 215U Dam: WINDIMUIR PRINCESS 235Z WINDIMUIR PRINCESS 3U

WINDIMUIR 947Y CHIEF 41C

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FE 11P SILVER STANDARD 89T Dam: WINDIMUIR JESSICA 62Y WINDIMUIR JESSICA 109W

DIAMOND-T 67J LAD 2N Sire: FE 2N EXTRA SILVER 144T FE 254E RIBSTONE 82J

FE 144T EXTRA SILVER 278Y

FE 7F SUPER LAD 101J Dam: FE 101J SUPER RIB 102R BH 27A EXTRA 52H

Sire of an outstanding group of yearlings - light birth weights, solid marked, super growth, very uniform. WINDIMUIR 278Y SILVER 19C DBHR 68J EXTRA 149N Dam: WINDIMUIR LEONA II 55U WINDIMUIR LEONA 15P

WINDIMUIR 278Y SILVER 64C FE 11P SILVER STANDARD 89T Dam: WINDIMUIR BABE 92Z BP 11T SILVER LADY 162W

WINDIMUIR 278Y SILVER 142C

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K 117K RIBSTONE LAD 124P Dam: BP 124P RIBSTONE LADY 143W K 39D RED LADY 65L

Westgard Ranch Ltd – Jim and Georgine Westgard

Phone (403) 676-2167

Cell (403) 664-9412 Email jgwestgard@netago.ca Box 27, Sibbald, Alberta T0J 3E0 28448 Rge Rd 20 - 4 km N of Sibbald 93


Just a Reminder: All August Herd Reference Editions will now be mailed to the expanded commercial mailing list which has traditionally only been used for the January and October Digests.

2016 Semen & Embryo Directory Spread the word about the Hereford genetics you have for sale.

Promote A Donor Sell A Flush!

Offer up one or more of your Top Females for a Flush This Directory will be mailed out to the Membership, Subscribers & WHC Member Country Offices and taken to Trade Shows throughout Canada.

Booking deadline is January 25, 2016 We put together your advertisements. Just supply us with the following information: 1. Full or Half page advertisement 2. The names of the individual animal(s) you would like to feature 3. Any pictures you would like to include, one large photo for each half page works best. 4. A write up on each animal 5. Actual Adjusted weights if we do not have them on our system 6. Semen and/or embryo or flush Price and conditions 7. Your contact information 8. Your logo if you have one No need to supply EPDs or Pedigrees. We will source the most up-to-date information here at the CHA office.

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low birth wts. hair performance ranch raised guaranteed semen tested powerful mothers

Saturday, March 26 ,2016

- Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

30 Two Year Old Horned Hereford Bulls & 6 Horned Hereford Yearling Bulls • 35 Black Angus Yearling Bulls -

MURRAY, BRIDGET & LUKE ANDREWS 306-631-9271 OR 306-694-5821 RUSSELL & FAYE ANDREWS 306-693-2687 MOOSE JAW, SK ANDERSON CATTLE GEOFF ANDERSON, BETHUNE, SK 306-731-7921

Catalog and Videos online at www.tripleaherefords.ca

More Baldie = More Profit

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Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd. A GREAT 2015 Show Team • Grand Champion Female

FARMFAIR

GH 5Z BIANCA 162B

• Grand Champion Bull MW ARROWOOD 35A Owned with Rocking G Land & Cattle

AGRIBITION

• Premier Breeder & Exhibitor • Grand Champion Female

Thanks to our friends, the Pauls and our crew

GH DESIGN MISS EXCELLENT 104B

Breeder’s Herd at Agribition

Coming to Calgary with a Dozen Herefords & 4 Angus Straight Horned Pedigree Sire “Kilo” GH KILO CASCADE 55C

Great Outcross Pedigree Sire “MVP” GH MVP COACH 72C

BW 78 lbs.

One of the top bulls we’ve offered. He’s big, thick and deep with lots of hair.

* Contact Us for More Details or to Come for a Visit*

BW 82 lbs.

One of thickest bulls on offer. Deep, with tons of hair and pigment. www.hirsche.com owners@hirsche.com

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We have coming yearling bulls for sale by private treaty sired by:

LLR 102T SUPER STD LAD 362Z “They are the best set of yearlings we’ve ever raised.”

Also Two Year Old Bulls sired by LLR 49Z, a half brother to LLR 362Z.

LLR 102T SUPER STD LAD 362Z

One of the best herd sires we’ve ever used; we are excited to see his heifers calve in 2017.

Find us at

the Calgary Bull Sale March 2-3, 2016 JKF 41X OVERDRIVE ET 1C HF 1C 01/01/15 BW: 92 lbs Sire: GH ADAMS 796 KINETIC 41X Dam: GH SYDNEY 809 ET 59M

With These Full Brothers Box 8 | Site 3 | R.R. #2 Cochrane, AB | T4C 1A2 phone | 403 932 2406 cell | 403 540 2823 jkfraser@xplornet.com 98

JKF 41X LOAD ME UP ET 3C HF 3C 04/01/15 BW: 98 lbs Sire: GH ADAMS 796 KINETIC 41X Dam: GH SYDNEY 809 ET 59M


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XTC 54Z BROCK 13B {DLF IEF HYF} Brock 13b has been a standout bull all the way along. Top individual performance at weaning and yearling,and an Ribeye EPD that puts him in the top 10 % of the breed. This bull is thick, deep and well muscled. A great balanced prospect that combines performance, maternal, and carcass quality. Have a good look at this one! GE-EPDs: CE BW WW YW MILK TM REA MARB -0.5 +5.1 +57.6 +101.8 +23.5 +52.3 +0.64 -0.05 NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET

NJW 100W FOUNDATION 54Z ET NJW 25C 1A VACA 12E

BBSF 2214 RAMROD 10R MCCOY 10R MERISSA 153W TWIN-VIEW 32K MERISSA 32P

GE EPD Horned

XTC 79Y POWERHOUSE 131B {DLF IEF HYF} 131b is a well marked, standout son of our 79Y Nixdorff herd sire. 113R is a foundation cow here with multiple top daughters in the herd. Powerhouse 131B is extremely stylish and you will admire his thickness, depth and great structure. He brings a moderate birth weight along with strong performance into a deep and easy doing package. GE-EPDs: CE BW WW YW MILK TM REA MARB +1.0 +4.5 +44.6 +65.1 +17.6 +39.9 +0.32 -0.01 JHR 19L VOLT LAD 5S SNS 5S STANMORE 79Y SNS 14M PRINCESS 26S

XTC 56Y REDCLIFF LAD 150B {DLF IEF HYF}

GE-EPDs: CE BW WW YW MILK TM REA MARB +0.6 +3.7 +42.5 +69.6 +12.9 +34.2 +0.20 +0.06 XTC DUBEAU LAD 45P XTC 45P MARG 113U XTC 78J MARG 41L

XTC KING’S DIAMOND LAD 87M

XTC 87M KING’S CARLA 113R JT 25F CARLA 79J

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GHMB 283U

Here is a bull that we cannot say enough good things about. He is long and smooth with a tremendous yellow hair coat on him. This is a good footed bull and really gets out and moves well. He has great individual performance and a pedigree full of useful Canadian sires. The 56Y’s were a standout sire group, and extremely popular with the cowboys this fall.

BBSF 46P TROOPER 207T PAHL 207T YUCCATAN 56Y PAHL 145 PRISCILLA 101P

GE EPD Horned

CXT 113R

XTC 79Y ROOSEVELT 258B 258B has an abundance of depth and power. Roosevelt is a fall born calf that has been all bull from the get go. He is short marked, thick and very good haired. 283U is a top cow here at XTC Ranches. She has produced the top of the pack every year. Bulls have sold to Corbett Faulkner, Danny Dubeau and Bill Strand. Don’t pass over this real good young bull.

GE-EPDs: CE BW WW YW MILK TM REA MARB -1.7 +6.1 +48.7 +77.4 +21.9 +46.3 +0.16 +0.01 JHR 19L VOLT LAD 5S SNS 5S STANMORE 79Y SNS 14M PRINCESS 26S

HAWKEYE 75K SKY LAD 6P BBSF 6P PRESIDENTS LASS 283U PDHR PRESIDENTS LASS 1K

Thank–You to our bidders and buyers at the 2015 Amigo Production Sale Byron and Carolyn Templeton P: (306) 295-3357 Byron’s Cell: (403) 308-9971 Box 15 Eastend SK S0N 0T0

P: (306) 295-4000

Directions to Ranch: 10 KM North of Eastend on 614 Grid

www.xtcranches.com

Travis and Jocelyn Wasko Travis’ Cell: (306) 295-7246

XTC Ranches

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Adoption Introduces Haitian Boy to World of Cattle Ken Paul of Oakridge Farms in British Columbia has been an enthusiastic cattle person since he saw his first steer at around age six. He shows cattle and has learned grooming and showmanship By Barbara Duckworth Re p rinte d with p e rmis sio n fro m th e We s te rn Pro d u c e r

Ken Paul is a typical Canadian boy who likes hockey, chicken dinners and hanging out with friends. It was not always so. He was living in a Haitian orphanage when he became one of 203 children linked with a new Canadian family in Operation Stork following the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince. His new parents, Jeff and Debbie Paul of Oakridge Farms near Vancouver, had spent two weeks in Haiti hoping to adopt a child. Ken’s mother was dead and his father agreed to an adoption. He left behind two sisters. For the Paul family, six-year-old Ken was a gift. Their son, Billy, wanted a little brother and Ken needed a big brother, said Debbie. He knew nothing about Canada, but his life was about to change forever. When he arrived in Ottawa Jan. 30, 2010, the temperature was -40 C. He was wearing a raincoat and new sneakers and carried a backpack with a spare T-shirt and five face clothes to wipe the sweat away in the hot Haitian days. He spoke only Haitian Creole. He moved to the family farm in British Columbia, where he was welcomed with open arms and plenty of love. 100

He was in reasonable health but was only three feet tall and weighed 47 pounds. His little body was full of worms, and he had to be treated twice to get rid of the parasites. At the orphanage he received two meals a day with some meat on Sundays. He was filled with wonder when his new Canadian mother gave him an entire drumstick after preparing a chicken dinner. At the orphanage the large pieces were reserved for “the big boys.” The Pauls enrolled him in kindergarten and English classes and Ken was transformed. He learned to skate, and now plays defence for his local peewee hockey team. “They put me on skates as soon as I got here and I thought it was really cool. It took me a long time to learn how to skate, but now it is my favourite sport,” he said. His other favourite pastime is working with cattle, and he can be seen at livestock shows across the West, including Canadian Western Agribition. “I saw my first cow when I came here because my brother had a steer in 4-H,” he said at this year’s show, held Nov 23-28 in Regina. “I thought it was really cool because most of the animals in Haiti were really small, and in Canada they are like,

humungous,” he said after a team showmanship class where he and his partners placed third. He joined 4-H when he was nine and has become an avid member with a steer and cowcalf project. He also excelled at public speaking, which included a speech about his early life in Haiti. He also met Hereford and Angus breeder Grant Hirsche of High River, Alta., who taught him how to show cattle and care for animals. Hirsche said it was a pleasure to mentor an enthusiastic child who has faced considerable adversity and keeps smiling. “When you see the environment he was in, he appreciates it more,” Hirsche said. “He learned and listened. He is quite competitive and he wants to do well.” When the Hirsche crew met to discuss Agribition plans, Ken was the one willing to get up extra early to prepare the cattle. “There are not many 12 year olds who tell you they want to be here at four in the morning,” Hirsche said. Debbie said Ken has been a welcome addition to her family since the moment they met the skinny little orphan in Haiti. “He is an absolute miracle and I love him dearly. We are blessed.”


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At the Ranch April 7th, 2016 - 2:00PM 14 Two-Year Old Horned Hereford Bulls • 23 Two Year Old Red Angus Bull 12 Yearling Horned Herefords Bulls • 30 Yearling Red Angus Bulls

Feature Herd Sire

High Selling Horned Hereford Bull 2014 Sold to KR2 Group

Powerful Sons Sell!

RED JENSEN CACTUS 2Z

T-BAR-K 602U SOLO CUP 2A Feb 7, 2013 EPDs BW: 4.3 WW: 54.7 YW: 81.2 M: 19.8 TM: 47.2

Kevin & Kim Dorrance

Tom & Irene Dorrance

Box 389 Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 Box 126 Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 (306) 739-2944 (306) 577-9861 (Kevinʼs Cell) (306) 739-2884 dorrance@sasktel.net Our Bulls are moderate framed with sensible birth weights, full of muscle and great haired. The udders on our Herefords are like our Angus cows.

Catalogs & Videos will be available in March

Registered and Commercial Horned Herefords Box 25, Landis, Saskatchewan S0K 2K0 Email: grltd@yourlink.ca Bill & Luke (306) 658-4750 Verne (306) 658-2022

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

4 Bulls headed to East Central Bull Sale on March 18 20 Two Year Old bulls to be sold by Private Treaty off the Ranch

FOR SALE: 30 HEAD OF STRAIGHT BRED COMMERCIAL HEREFORD SELECT GROUP OF PURE BRED PAPERED HEIFERS HEIFERS BRED TO HORNED HEREFORD BULLS

THANK YOU TO OUR BUYERS IN 2015! For individual bull pictures and info visit.

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BAR-RZ 8Y BIG CANYON 16C

BAR-RZ 8Y CARTER 8C

Purchased by Myalta Farms

Purchased by JoNomn Hereford Ranch

Thank you to all our buyers and bidders at the Brost Land & Cattle Co. Production Sale held on November 14, 2015: Peter King (2 Bulls) Happy Hollow Herefords Earl Kading JoNomn Hereford Ranch Wilf & Dan McDougall Myalta Farms J&S Herefords

A special Thank You to all our private sale customers as well... Bulls and Females are for sale by Private Treaty at the Ranch Anytime...

Visitors Always Welcome! Stuart and Sherri Zoeteman Box 532, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0

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Ranch Located: 9 miles East of Fort Macleod on Hwy #3 to RR 250 or the Pearce Road and 3 miles North


Nels & Terri Nixdorff Halvard, Adam & Coleman

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

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

YV 31A MR SUNSHINE 12C He Sells at Calgary Bull Sale • Out of a great cow family that goes back to our flush cow 107H • Solid marked, very correct, light birth weight • A definite herd sire prospect • 82 lb. birth weight

8 Bulls going to the Calgary Bull Sale March 2-3

YV 30U MR STAN SUNSHINE ET 31A Sire of our lead off calf (pictured above) first son to sell Heavy use at YV Ranch and Anderson Herefords Extremely easy fleshing,very correct Siring light birth weight calves

EPDS BW +7.5 WW +69.9 YW +103.4 Milk +6.1 REA +0.30 • • • •

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EPDS BW +0.8 WW +57.7 YW +86.6 Milk +15.9 REA -0.06

EPDS BW +3.7 WW +45.3 YW +77.1 Milk +17.6 REA +0.04 • • • •

6 Bulls going to the Medicine Hat Bull Sale

EPDS BW +5.7 WW +50.4 YW +83.4 Milk +15.5 REA +0.06

GE EPD

YV STAR STRUCK 915W

2 sons going to Calgary, 2 sons going to Medicine Hat Bull Sale Tons of performance & maternal power Trait leader for Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight Daughters of Star struck are the top young females at Y V ranch

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YV 35X ZAM 15Z

2 sons going to Calgary Bull Sale Trait leader for Birth Weight and Weaning Weight Heavily used at YV Ranch and Little Fort Herefords Pen full of exciting sons at the ranch

EPDS BW +6.4 WW +63.8 YW +102.3 Milk +10.6 REA +0.52 • • • •

LBH 102T SUPER RIB 148X

3 sons going to Calgary, 2 sons going to Medicine Hat Bull Sale Tons of performance, muscle & pigment Trait leader for Weaning Weight and Yearling Weight Siring our top carcass calves

Check Our Website WWW.YVRANCH.CA for more information

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Chestermere Herefords Polled Herefords since 1961

Offering 20 yearling bulls for sale: - Mountain View Bull Sale, March 26, Innisfail - Lacombe Bull Sale, April 12 - Private treaty lkg

CHSF 52U Brian 5Y Feature herd sire. Sired our three top selling bulls in 2015.

Ross, Gordon and Alexa Bricker Home: (403) 335-8571 Cell: (403) 815-9038 RR 1 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 Email: chestermereherefords@chsf.ca

CHSF 5Y Chancellor 30C - One of fifteen Brian sons on offer again this year.

Pictures and information on Bulls for Sale available at www.chsf.ca

Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Thank you to everyone who showed Interest in our 2015 CWA String!

BBSF 100W CINDY ET 25B Thanks to Phantom Creek Livestock for purchasing 25B in the 2015 CWA Sale! Blaine 403-834-2262 Cell 403-502-5626

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BBSF 10W PIPER 43A with 2015 Calf at side BBSF 29W Piper 51C

Box 96 Irvine, AB T0J 1V0 Fax (403) 834-2146 Email: bsbrost@gmail.com Website: www.brostcattle.com

BBSF 100W CINDY ET 37C Thanks to Chase Miller for the purchase of 37C! Glenn 403-834-2253 Cell 403-580-9363


Working Bulls Sale March 10, 2016

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1:00 pm @ North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB

Consistency Horned & Polled Alike Ref. Sire PTT 511W

JNHR 511W MAX 66B

Pigment Eye Set Tight Clean Sheaths Deep Hair Coats Realistically Managed Exercised & Natural

JNHR BEEFMAN 226B JNHR NEW DANDY 236B

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April & May Born 2 Year Olds View the Catalogue online at www.dlms.com or at www.hereford.ca or call for a copy

JNHR RED STAN 79B JNHR 8Y STAN BRIT 103B

JNHR 8Y STAN BRIT 706B

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

Ref. Sire PTT 17Y

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Canada’s Red, White and Black Bull Sale March 19, 2016 · 1:30 PM

Johnstone Auction Barn, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Breeds Represented: Polled Hereford Horned Hereford Red Angus Black Angus Limousin Charolais Consignors • Six South Acres • OVHF • Lone Pine Cattle Services • LV Farms • Bieber Herefords • CWG Herefords • Mission Ridge Herefords • Seven Pines • Triple H Farm LTD • Eden Meadows • Black Pearl Angus • JD Angus • Coulee-Crossing Cattle Company • Triple H Red Angus Check • McCaw Livestock canadaredwhiteblackbullsale.weebly.com • Lone Elm Farms for more information regarding the final list of • Blue Sky Charolais contributors and the bulls consigned. • Enview Angus For information regarding Canada’s Newest Bull Sale please contact Rob O’Connor, Lone Pine Cattle Services Telephone (306) 762-4543 LIVE ON THE INTERNET. LIVE AUDIO. LIVE VIDEO. BIDDING

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Highlights from 2015 ACTION 75Z, Awarded both the Mark of Excellence Gold & Silver Trophies. Also herdsire WEBSTER 1131W was awarded the MOE Gold Award

XLP REESE’S ACTION 500C, Agribition Senior Reserve Heifer Calf Champion. Sired by ACTION 75Z. Purchased by Mission Ridge and HMS Hi-Cliffe

XLP ACTION TIME 721C, South East Sask Mark of Excellence Show Reserve Champion. Sired by ACTION 75Z. Purchased at the Agribition National Hereford Sale by GWG Polled Herefords

Agribition Junior Get of Sire winning group sired by ACTION 75Z

Agribition Champion Hereford Pen of 3 Bulls. Sired by ACTION, DOC HOLIDAY, UNTAPPED.

All sell March 19 at Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale in Moose Jaw, SK

Awarded Premier Breeder & Exhibitor at 2015 Manitoba Ag-Ex

5th Anniversary of hosting the Saskatchewan Junior Hereford Beef-A-Rama

XLP MOUNT VERN FANCY 118B, Manitoba Field Day Junior Champion Female and MOE Silver Trophy Winner. Sired by WEBSTER 1131W Owned with Barb Downey

XLP BLANCHE 119C, Hereford Harvest sale $14,000 highseller purchased by Remi Mitchell. Sired by XLP Diesel. Our consignment of 15 lots averaged $5,700 XLP MDF STONE 108C, South East Sask Mark of Excellence Grand Champion Bull, Manitoba Field Day MOE Champion Bull, Manitoba Ag Ex Senior Bull Calf Champion, Beef A Rama Reserve Champion Bull, Member of the Agribition Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Bulls. MOE Silver Trophy winner. Sired by CY 127Y. Owned with Maple Dale Farm & Jesse, Roger and Joan Procyk.

XLP MDF CARTER 188C, Agribition Class Winner. Sired by HEAT. Owned with Maple Dale Farm

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Same Input , Jenkins Operation Identifies Critical Issues By Mary Ridder Re p rinte d with p e rmis sio n fro m H e refo rd A m e ric a

Heterosis and the Baldy Whether you talk about heterosis for the cow-calf operator or terminal heterosis for cow-calf and feedlot operations, crossbreeding and heterosis are a big deal. “Heterosis is absolutely critical to an operation,” observed Jeremy Martin, Ph.D., Nutritionist with Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc.. Not only does Martin consult with a wide variety of cattle operations, he also walks the talk. He and his wife own and operate a family seedstock, ranch and feedlot business between Hershey and Sutherland, Nebraska. They are also a partner in a Lexington area feedyard. “There’s a lot of different programs ( usi ng ) d if ferent breeds. The main thing,” he said, “is to have a crossbreeding program to capture some of that heterosis from both the paternal and maternal end.” Martin gives this example. “If you buy a black steer, he probably has Angus in him, you have no idea beyond that,” he said. “He may be purebred Angus which may not be the best option for the feeder. When you get those

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baldies, they’re distinctly marked, they’re obviously crossbred.” Martin said all of a feeder’s cattle may come in at about the same size, but when spring comes the crossbreds are “bigger, stouter, better doing cattle.” These baldy crossbreds are a good fit in Jim Jenkins’ program. Jenkins and his brother Stuart operate partnerships where they rotational graze and run stocker and yearling cattle, and in the process feed on approximately 400 pounds. In the past they had a cow-calf operation, as well. “The black baldies coming in year after year perform better,” he said. Jenkins’ order buyers purchase black cattle, quite a few Red Angus, Charolais crossed cattle, and the Hereford influenced black baldies. “Clearly,” he said, “that heterosis seems to be having a good effect when you look at the quality of those cattle.” Jenkins and Martin together drive through the cattle about once a month. “Jeremy made the comment,” Jenkins said, that “people should come out and drive through this herd

to understand the benefit of heterosis. We’re buying large numbers. When we had our western ranches we were running over 3,000 head. Last year we had 1,500 head.” And what Jenkins is seeing is an obviously superior black baldie animal. “We would buy more black baldie cattle, but there’s not as many out there as you would think,” he said. Or, he added, it may be that they’re in a higher price range due to their higher quality. “We’ve bought higher quality cattle the last couple years that can really make our customers happy.” What the Harris Ranch Project Told Us The Harris Ranch project in California was conceived to compare and contrast Hereford and Angus/black bulls in a commercial ranch setting, paying particular attention to the outcomes at every critical juncture: ranch, feedlot and packing plant. The project collected data on weaning and feedlot performance, on carcass value and on profitability as a whole. In year one, 400 Angus/black cows were randomly bred to 10 Angus/


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More Out put black bulls and 10 Hereford bulls. Years two and three saw 600 cows bred to 15 black bulls and 15 Hereford bulls, again with random matings. The results? In at least 2 of the 3 years, consistent advantages, from slight to large, were found in favor of the Hereford-sired calves for pre-weaning performance, backgrounding performance, average daily gain (ADG), feed conversion, cost of gain, death loss, economic performance, overall net return and pregnancy rates. Only in carcass p er for ma nce d id t he A ng u s / black-sired calves outperform the Herefords. Feed Efficiency Generate More with Less These findings tie in well with the direction Jenkins sees the beef industry heading. “Utilizing feed more efficiently is where it’s at,” he stated. “Sooner or later this industry is going to have to be tracking more closely all the way through. People up and down the value chain, while they’re starting to work together, are pretty disconnected. That ultimately hurts the restaurant and the retailer.”

Jeremy Martin (L) and Jim Jenkins realize the importance of heterosis and lower inputs from baldies

Jenkins should know. He’s started trying to get more and better data all and operated restaurants including the time. Feed,” he stated, “is such the Whiskey Creek restaurants, and a huge deal. If you think about the is currently an owner of the Skeeter amount of feed going into cattle, it’s Barnes restaurants. easily 50 to 60% of your costs. That The nutritionist Martin also said feed conversion is the most important that, anecdotally, black baldies excel. piece.” “Ever y time we look through those cattle, maybe not in November or December, but you get into late winter and spring, those b a ld ie c at t le… they just excel. You can pick them out. Those cattle DTH 9B DTH 10B as compared with straight blacks, those cattle with a shot of Hereford, obviously crossbred, they’re DTH 10X a better deal for the yearling man, for the feedlot. Th e y g e n e r at e more w it h t he same input.” Jenkins points to economic areas of DTH 8B DTH 12B feed conversion and growth as key. Check these out for yourself – we welcome your visit! “We’ve got a new Tim, Dianne, Katelyn & Levi Westerlund feedlot software that we’re going to Box 314, Oyen, Alberta T0J 2J0 use for tracking, Phone: 403-676-2086 Email: diamondt@netago.ca

DIAMOND T HEREFORDS

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SQUARE-D REISS 237A with SQUARE-D ZINT 577C

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PAHL 37W BAILIFF 28B SIRE: FE 1S ROYAL STANDARD 37W DAM: PAHL 5T SHANNA 63X

PAHL 37W BATTLESHIP 33B SIRE: FE 1S ROYAL STANDARD 37W DAM: PAHL 145 TONI 56T

BW WW YW Milk TM MPI FMI +5.4 +50.5 +83.0 +16.1 +41.4 +139.9 +81.7

BW WW YW Milk TM MPI FMI +4.6 +50.0 +84.2 +10.0 +35.0 +128.9 +96.9

PAHL 130Y BRIGADIER 71B SIRE: FE 270U DANDY RED GEM 130Y DAM: PAHL 207T TARA 27X BW WW YW Milk TM MPI FMI +5.8 +51.4 +74.9 +18.7 +44.4 +144.1 +98.4

PAHL 130Y BLUE PRINT 41B SIRE: FE 270U DANDY RED GEM 130Y DAM: DUNROBIN 82S RED LADY 53U BW WW YW Milk TM MPI FMI +5.2 +51.7 +84.4 +20.1 +46.0 +144.5+115.9

PAHL 130Y BALLAST 44B SIRE: FE 270U DANDY RED GEM 130Y DAM: PAHL 207T SHANNON 92X BW WW YW Milk TM MPI FMI +5.4 +48.9 +81.4 +17.5 +42.0 +139.6+105.8

Special Thanks to all those who purchased bulls in 2015 LOST RIVER RANCHES PIPELINE GRAZING CO-OP ELKWATER FARMING MILK RIVER CATTLE CO. EAST WEST RANCH SHORTGRASS RANCHES DROWNING FORD GRAZING 7R RANCH LAZY H RANCH RICK PORTER WINNIFRED COLONY

CAMERON FARMS BOX ELDER COLONY DON MOORHEAD MIKE OST T BAR CATTLE CO. BRUCE JOHNSON HAL TOPHAM RON SAUTER GRAHAM BRIGDON MUSGROVE ENT. WYATT GUTFRIEND

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

TRACY SHOCK CACTUS COULEE RANCH NICOLA RANCH FENTON HEREFORD RANCH REMOUNT GRAZING CO-OP LOWELL KADING XTC RANCHES DOT BAR DOT RANCH DUBEAU RANCH WESTGARD WINDIMUIR MURRAY LAKE RANCHING

TROY HOUFF RANDY STOKKE OVALYN RANCHING DORN RIES CORBIELL HEREFORDS XL BAR RANCHING DIAMOND K RANCH CAMERON FARMS ROBERT SLADE MONTY STOKKE BLAINE WALBURGER

Dan Pahl 403-548-8112 • 403-548-1614 dan@pahl-livestock.com Box 245, Medicine Hat T1A 7E9

BRIAN PRIDMORE JIM PARSONAGE MANY ISLAND GRAZING LES SLOAN CAMERON GILLESPIE CURTIS GOEHRING MINOR CATTLE CO. BROST LAND & CATTLE

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

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The Herd Sire This is one of those stories that sound so unbelievable that you’ll know I didn’t make it up! Mike studied the bloodlines. He checked performance records. He knew his herd like the top two layers of his tool box! He was a good young cattleman. When he decided on the course of action to improve his herd’s genetics he called the breed association rep. They discussed his needs. Plans were made for the fieldman to attend a bull sale in Texas with the express instructions to buy exactly the right bull. The call from Texas delighted Mike. The fieldman had bought the perfect yearlin’ bull that would carry Mike’s cows into the 21st century for $10,000...half interest. He agreed that the co-owner, a purebred breeder from Oklahoma, could use the bull that fall. Then he would ship him to Pine Ridge country of northwestern Nebraska in time for Mike’s spring breeding. In February arrangements were made to put the bull on the back of a load going as far as Sterling, Colorado. The trucker would call Mike on arrival. Mike waited anxiously. Several days passed and nobody called. He called his partner only to find they’d left Oklahoma territory a week before! Feeling uneasy, Mike called the Sterling sale barn. “No? No,” they didn’t remember any bull. “Let us check.” They suggested possibly the bull Mike was lookin’ for had been bought by a trader! “What’d he pay?” asked Mike. “Fifty-six cents a pound.” In a panic he tracked down the trader. He’d run the bull through the Brush sale. The trader said he broke even. Packerland had bought him as a baloney bull! Mike drove all night to Packerland in a desperate effort to save his bull! “No,” they said. He was too thin to kill so they’d sent him to a feedlot in Rocky Ford! Mike smelled like burnin’ rubber and was chewin’ the upholstery when he boiled into the feedlot in a cloud of dust! The foreman was surprised but led him over to the receiving pens. There stood Mike’s future; road weary, coughin’ and covered with sale barn tags! Mike’s knees were shakin’! “Nice bull,” said the foreman, “But ya cut’er close, sonny. Tomorrow evenin’ he’da looked a lot different without his horns and cajones!”

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Preserving the Hereford Gene Pool The Canadian Animal Genetic Resource seeks breeder donations of semen and embryo.

Do not waste bull semen. Donate it to the Canadian Animal Genetic Resource (CAGR). During breeding soundness examinations for bulls, a veterinarian will usually collect small drops of semen via electro-ejaculation, in order to evaluate several parameters related to bull fertility. Collected semen is then discarded after the evaluation, which represents a waste of important genetic material. What could you do with the semen? You could donate it to the Canadian Animal Genetic Resource (CAGR). This program is a joint initiative of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the University of Saskatchewan. The mission of CAGR is to protect the genetic diversity of the Canadian livestock and poultry sectors against an outbreak of disease or sudden changes in consumer demands. An animal sperm/embryo bank is housed at the Saskatoon Research Development Centre (SK) for Canadian producers and their industries. Since 2006, CAGR has captured over 9,200 doses of semen and embryos from 190 Hereford bulls and cows. About half of that genetic material represents polled and horned Hereford genetics. This number of samples is a good start to generate a reliable bank for our producers. However, more semen and embryos are required to ensure a good representation of the current genetic diversity of the Hereford breed currently being produced in Canada. If you would like to donate semen or embryos from your best animals to the CAGR, several options are available, as follows: 1.

Frozen semen: Some of you have frozen semen/embryos stored at your farm. A dry shipper can be sent to the donor’s facility. The donor will need to transfer the material in the dry shipper and return it to our facility at Saskatoon at no cost.

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Collection at your farm: Each year, our group plans field trips throughout eastern and western Canada, to collect and freeze semen on site. Producers can inform us if they interested in such a service. It is possible for our group to leave half of the doses produced at the farm for the owner. These doses cannot be sold or transferred to another farmer but they can be used exclusively by the farmer on his own animals.

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Delivering donated surplus semen: Upon request, a collection kit can be sent to your farm. It contains pipettes used to transfer semen from the collection tube to the storage tube; a 15 ml storage tube; and extender to dilute the semen. If this is the goal, the producer would need to request in advance that his veterinarian collect a significant volume of semen (1-3 ml) during the semen testing procedure. The extra semen is diluted with the extender and transfer into the storage tube. Those tubes can then be returned to the CAGR facility at no cost.

If you are interested in donating Hereford semen and/or embryos, at no cost to you, please contact the curator of the program to discuss the above options: Dr. Carl Lessard (306-291-7872 or carl.lessard@agr.gc.ca). The goal of this program is to provide a safeguard for producers and their industries against unforeseen challenges.

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Class Winner at 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

LIAN 106A CLICK 128C

Hereford Futurity Winner at the 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

CHULA-VISTA CARTER 109C Congratulation to Chula-Vista on their success this year with their Lian Mor bred bull calf!

Wallace & Fern Pugh

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

Phone: (519) 943-0278 594324 Blind Line, Mono, ON L9W 5N3

mail: lianmor@sympatico.ca

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show & sale results show index Dundas Agricultural Fair ................................................................... Lindsay Exhibition ............................................................................... Carp Fair ................................................................................................ Hants County Exhibition Fall Heritage Beef Show ........................ Expo Boeuf ............................................................................................ Manitoba Ag Ex .................................................................................... Lloydminster Exhibition Stockade Round-Up ................................ Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Eastern National Hereford Show ........................................... Eastern National Hereford Futurity & Junior Showmanship Farmfair International Hereford Genes ......................................................................... Western National Hereford Show ......................................... Canadian Western Agribition National Hereford Show.......................................................... Red Coat Classic ....................................................................... Agribition 2015 Commercial Hereford Show Results ........ Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Beef Pen Show ..................

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sale index Harvie Ranching Internet Sale .......................................................... Remitall West Production sale .......................................................... 3rd Annual Elite Genetics Online Sale ............................................. Hereford Harvest ................................................................................. ANL Polled Herefords & Guests Production Sale ........................... C&T Cattle Co. & Guests “Take the Next Step” Sale ...................... Blair Athol/Haroldsons & Friends Female Sale .............................. Square D Herefords Annual Production Sale.................................. Section 7 Ranch Complete Dispersal ............................................... Partners for Progress V ....................................................................... Brost Land & Cattle Co. 47th Annual Production Sale .................... The Amigos Production Sale XVII .................................................... LCI Doenz Ranches 41st Annual Sale ................................................ Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. 51st Annual Production Sale............. Canadian National Hereford Sale ..................................................... Stromsmoe Herefords & Black Angus 31st Annual Prod. Sale ..... 1st Annual Gemstone Cattle Bull And Female Sale........................ Coulee Crest Herefords Home Raised Heifer Sale.......................... Manitoba Hereford Association “Good as Gold” ............................ Big Gully Farm Online/On-Farm Bull & Heifer Sale ......................

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show results Dundas Agricultural Fair 2015 August 29, 2015 Dundas, PEI Judge: Ricky and Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

BENTVILLE GREASER 4C

CRANE’S BRICKHOUSE 4B

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

BURNSIDE XPRESS 45X

LEPH 5T MSS EMERALD 8X

Premier Breeder: Hannah Dixon

Premier Exhibitor: Bentville Farms

Exhibited By: Bentville Farms

Exhibited By: Grant & Donnie McCaffrey

Exhibited By: Crane Cattle Co

Exhibited By: Bentville Farms

Lindsay Exhibition 2015 September 24, 2015 Lindsay, ON Judge: Jim Murray, Coldwater, Ontario

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

STONEWOOD CINCH 3C

WLL COLLATERAL ET 16C

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

ELM-LODGE ZENA 26Z

ELM-LODGE CLEOPATRA 4C

Premier Breeder: Elm-Lodge Polled Herefords

Premier Exhibitor: Elm-Lodge Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Stonewood Grange

Exhibited By: Trent Hill

Exhibited By: Whiskey Lane Livestock

Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords

Carp Fair September 26, 2015 Carp, ON Judge: Brent Stewart, Russel, Manitoba

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

MHPH 10Y CHIZEL ET 1021C

STONEWOOD CINCH 3C

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

STONEWOOD ROSE 8X

MHPH JWR 10Y SARAH 219B

Premier Breeder: Medonte Highlands Polled

Premier Exhibitor: Medonte Highlands Polled

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords

Exhibited By: Matt Lehy

Herefords

Exhibited By: Matt Lehy

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords Herefords

Hants County Exhibition Fall Heritage Beef Show September 26, 2015 Windsor, NS Judge: Lance Leachman, Maidstone, Saskatchewan

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

DENLORI 90X CISCO 2C

OLTN 743 BAM BAM 6B

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

OLTN CALAMITY JANE 5C

OLTN 17N BRANDY 7B

Premier Breeder: Oultons Farm

Premier Exhibitor: Oultons Farm

Exhibited By: Eagle Crest Herefords

Exhibited By: Oultons Farm

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show results Expo Boeuf 2015 October 10, 2015 Victoriaville, QC Judge: Kurtis Reid, Hepburn, Saskatchewan

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

HAROLDSONS LOCK DOWN ET 37A

MAPLE-HILL 291U ALFREDO 14A

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

STONEWOOD ROSE 8X

WLB SWEET PEA 34X

Premier Breeder: Stonewood Grange

Premier Exhibitor: Stonewood Grange

Exhibited By: Ferme Maple Hills

Exhibited By: Stonewood Grange

2015 MOE Gold Sire Award Winners CB 57U CAN DOO 102Y –

Copper Creek Ranch, Caylynne Brown and Rock Bottom Farm MHPH 2N WEBSTER 1131W – Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords Lone Pine Cattle Services, and John L Ezell ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z – Lone Pine Cattle Services

2015 MOE Gold Dam Award Winners

ELM-LODGE R11 WINK 69W – Theodore and Shirley McCracken BAR-J-M TEMPTATION 24S – Amanda Bushey BAR-J-M NICKY 16U – Amanda Bushey KIRBY-LONEPINE 5L SYBIL 403T – Lone Pine Cattle Services and Kirby Polled Herefords

For more information on the Mark of Excellence (MOE) show program, please read further, or visit www.hereford.ca The Mark of Excellence (MOE) Program encourages and promotes the development of purebred Herefords through the show ring by: • maintaining high standards of competition in Canadian Hereford Shows • assisting fair boards and Hereford show committees with organization and promotion of MOE Shows and, • recognizing outstanding animals

Exhibited By: Ferme Maple Hills

Exhibited By: Eric Regier

2015 MOE Silver Award Winners

CCR 212X BONITA 307A – Copper Creek Ranch STAR KKH SSF GOTTAWANT 237Y ET – Copper Creek Ranch XLP KPH LCPH TRIBUTE ET 707B – Lone Pine Cattle Services and Kirby Polled Herefords ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z – Lone Pine Cattle Services RWB DESIRE 24X – Amanda Bushey and John Mastine RWB NIKITA 3B – Amanda Bushey RWB SATISFACTION 24Y –Amanda Bushey RWB BARBIE 124Z – Amanda Bushey RWB COGNAC 9Y – Amanda Bushey RWB DUNKIN 14U – Amanda Bushey BAR-J-M ANNIE 9W – Amanda Bushey and Maple Hill Herefords BAR-J-M TEMPTATION 24S – Amanda Bushey BAR-J-M NICKY 16U – Amanda Bushey XLP MOUNT VERN FANCY 118B – Lone Pine Cattle Services and Mount Vern Farm XLP MDF STONE 108C – Lone Pine Cattle Services and Maple Dale Farm

Gold Sires require a minimum of 50 show points, with individual progeny contributing a maximum of 20 points. Gold Dams require a minimum of 35 show points, with individual progeny contributing a maximum of 20 points. Silver Animals require a minimum of 30 show points. The nomination fee for each of the above iceberg awards is $65.00. However, a certificate may be obtained from the CHA office at no charge.

GOLD SIRE AWARD CB 57U CAN DOO 102Y –

Copper Creek Ranch, Caylynne Brown and Rock Bottom Farm

SILVER AWARD CCR 212X BONITA 307A – Copper Creek Ranch STAR KKH SSF GOTTAWANT 237Y ET – Copper Creek Ranch

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SILVER AWARD ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z – Lone Pine Cattle Services XLP KPH LCPH TRIBUTE ET 707B – Lone Pine Cattle Services & Kirby Polled Herefords

GOLD DAM AWARD ELM-LODGE R11 WINK 69W – Theodore and Shirley McCracken

GOLD DAM AWARD BAR-J-M TEMPTATION 24S – Amanda Bushey BAR-J-M NICKY 16U – Amanda Bushey

SILVER AWARD XLP MDF STONE 108C –

SILVER AWARD XLP MOUNT VERN FANCY 118B – Lone Pine Cattle Services and Mount Vern Farm

GOLD SIRE AWARD ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z – Lone Pine Cattle Services

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Manitoba Ag Ex

October 29-31, 2015 Brandon, Manitoba Judge: Jim Duke, Lundbreck, AB

Exhibited By: Wallace Mitchell, Killarney, MB

Reserve Junior Champion Heifer Calf GRH 10X CARAMEL 20C

Exhibited By: Greenridge Farms, Fisher Branch, MB

Senior Champion Heifer Calf M-R 236Y LUCY 92C

Exhibited By: Mission Ridge Herefords, Raymore, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Heifer Calf LEVELDALE AYWON JADE 5Z 10C

Junior Bull Champion

ROSELAWN CASSIDY 106A 7C

Grand Champion Bull

Junior Champion Heifer Calf

LV ON THE JOB L 63B Exhibited by: LV Farms Ltd., Midale, SK

Reserve Yearling Champion Female XLP 75Z DAKOTA 48B

Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK

Senior Champion Female MJT 151R AIMEE 454Y

Exhibited By: Mission Ridge Herefords, Raymore, SKv

Reserve Senior Champion Female MAR 346R DAISY 45W

Exhibited By: Levi Rimke, Oak Lake, MB

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf TIL-TOBA CALLAHAN 15X 13C

Exhibited By: Til-Toba Polled Herefords, Tilston, MB

Senior Bull Calf Champion XLP MDF STONE 108C

Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion KTCT 123 BILLY 3C

Exhibited By: Keith Troop, Portage La Prairie, MB

Reserve Junior Champion Bull XLP KPH LCPH TRIBUTE ET 707B

Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK

Senior Champion Bull GRLZ KINGPIN 73A

Exhibited By: Mission Ridge Herefords, Raymore, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Bull LV PROJECT X L 14A

Exhibited By: LV Farms Ltd, Midale, SK

Premier Breeder:

Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK

Premier Exhibitor:

Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK

GRH 10X MATRIX 23C Exhibited by: Greenridge Farms, Fisher Branch, MB

DORBAY MISS AZALEA 408A Exhibited by: AM Ranching, Oak Lake, MB

NCX MISS ALEXIS 2A Exhibited by: Dennis Babiuk, Brosseau, AB

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited By: Dorbay Polled Herefords, Dorchester, ON

Champion Two Year Old Female

DORBAY MISS BRANDY 408B

Reserve Grand Champion Female Res Champion Two Yr Old Female

Yearling Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Junior Champion Bull Calf

Exhibited By: Leveldale Polled Herefords, Douglas, MB

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Lloydminster Exhibition Stockade Round-Up November 4-7, 2015

Lloydminster, Alberta

Judge: Dennis Serhienko, Mymont, SK

Polled

JJPH 309A 106A SUSAN 532C

Exhibited By: Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

Senior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Bull

Junior Champion Female Calf Reserve Junior Champion Female Calf MANCHESTER 39A HI-STYLE 550C

Exhibited By: Manchester Polled Herefords, Senlac, SK

Intermediate Champion Female Calf HMS HI-CLIFFE CLEOPATRA 70C

Exhibited By: HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK

TCF JVJ 11X THE GOODS 305A

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Intermediate Champion Bull Calf

Exhibited By: The Cliffs Farm, Hepburn, SK

Reserve Intermediate Champion Female Calf MANCHESTER 39A TAWANDA 534C Exhibited By: Manchester Polled HErefords, Senlac, SK

Senior Champion Female Calf JJPH 116Y 106A KOVI 512C

Exhibited By: Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Female Calf TCF 305A CLAIR 501C

Exhibited By: The Cliffs Farm, Hepburn, SK

Reserve Junior Champion Female TOP-50 BOMBSHELL 22B

Exhibited By: Top 50 Livestock, Lashburn, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Female TOP-50 ABBA 26A with TOP-50 CLAMPBOMB 3C HMS HI-CLIFFE 305A COMMANDO 64C Exhibited by: HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK

Exhibited By: Top 50 Livestock, Lashburn, SK

Junior Champion Bull Calf

Senior Champion Female

Exhibited By: Top 50 Livestock, Lashburn, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Female Junior Champion Female

Grand Champion Female

TOP-50 CRUZ 67C

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Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf FLICEK 35A COMET 26C

Exhibited By: Randy & Robin Flicek, Neilburg, SK

Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull Calf JJPH 11X 127Y POPEYE 516C

Exhibited By: Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

Senior Champion Bull Calf JVJ 719 SHOWCASE 2C

Exhibited By: The Cliffs Farm, Hepburn, SK

JJPH 539R 21X RAYNE 303A with JJPH 106A EVOLUTION 523C Exhibited By: Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Bull Calf JJPH 106A FORCE 503C

Exhibited By: Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK

Junior Champion Bull NCX BAZINGA 19B

Exhibited By: NCX Polled Herefords, Brosseau, AB

Reserve Junior Champion Bull PCH B022 SIR CLYDE 66X

Exhibited By: Barefoot Polled Herefords, Foisy, AB

Reserve Senior Champion Bull BBSF 100W ALLUSION 48A

Exhibited By: Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK

Pair of Bulls:

HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK MANCHESTER 83T FREE STYLE 450B

Exhibited By: Manchester Polled Herefords, Senlac, SK

Breeder’s Herd:

HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK

Get of Sire:

The Cliffs Farm, Hepburn, SK


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Lloydminster Exhibition Stockade Round-Up Horned

November 4-7, 2015

Lloydminster, Alberta

Judge: Dennis Serhienko, Maymont, SK

Exhibited By: Brady Moncrieff, Senlac, SK

Intermediate Champion Female Calf LF 5Z ROCK SOLID LADY 71C

Exhibited By: Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK

Reserve Senior Champion Female SS-TOPLINE YES CANADIANNA 124Y with SS-TOPLINE CANADIAN POWER Exhibited By: SS Cattle Company, Irma, AB

Junior Champion Bull

ACE ROBBIE LASS 24C

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Junior Champion Female Calf

ACE TRACKER LAD 21B Exhibited By: Brady Moncrieff, Senlac, SK

SS-TOPLINE CANADIAN POWER 123C Exhibited By: SS Cattle Company, Irma, AB

Reserve Junior Champion Bull ACE TRACKER LAD 29B

Exhibited By: Brady Moncrieff, Senlac, SK

Pair of Bulls:

Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK

Senior Champion Female

Reserve Junior Champion Bull Calf

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited By: Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Female Junior Champion Female Calf

LF 517U CAHILL ET 86C

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Intermediate Champion Bull Calf

Junior Champion Bull Calf

LF 5Z CAPONE ET 70C

Exhibited By: Lock Farms Ltd., Macklin, SK

BIG-GULLY V-9 VENERABLE 320A with TOP-50 CLASSY 1C Exhibited By: Top 50 Livestock, Lashburn, SK

ACE TRACKER LASS 28C

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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Senior Bull Champion

Exhibited By: River Valley Polled Herefords, Newburgh, ON

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion STONE HEDGE CHANEL 3C

Exhibited By: Stone Hedge Herefords, Pembroke, ON

Reserve Intermediate Heifer Calf Champion MHPH 106A TORI 211C Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Hereford, Orillia, ON GCC JPF EXCITER A222 Exhibited by: Ridgeview Farm, Alto, MI

Intermediate Bull Calf Champion Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female Reserve Grand Champion Female 122

Eastern National Show Junior Heifer Calf Champion RVP 011X CELINE 113C

Intermediate Yearling Heifer Champion

Grand Champion Bull

November 4-7, 2015 Toronto, Ontario Judge: Jason Hoffman, Thedford, Nebraska, USA

Senior Heifer Calf Champion DALMUIR CHAUNTEL 1C Exhibited By: Dalmuir Farms, Lindsay, ON

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion WLL COTTON CANDY 12C Exhibited By: Whiskey Lane Livestock, Indian River, ON

Junior Yearling Female Champion BAYVIEW ACRES TEA TIME 3B Exhibited By: Kayla Boot, Bath, ON

Reserve Junior Yearling Female Champion STONE HEDGE BEYONCE 6B

Exhibited By: Stone Hedge Herefords, Pembroke, ON AXA 10Y HOME TEAM ET 704C Exhibited by: AXA Farms, Hampton, NB & Dorbay Polled Hereford, Dorchester, ON

Reserve Intermediate Yearling Female ELM-LODGE BLING 18B Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON

Senior Yearling Female Champion GRO-JDL TEMPTATION 11X 114B Exhibited By: JDL Cattle Co., Mulmur, ON Additional Owner: Grosvenor Farm

Reserve Senior Yearling Female Champion BRENDALE 743 SUNSHINE 118B Exhibited By: Brendale Acres, Kitchener, ON Additional Owner: Premier Livestock

Senior Champion Female RRF GOLD DUST 82A

Exhibited By: River Road Farms, St-Francois-Xavier, QC ELM-LODGE BOOM BOOM 32B Exhibited by: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON & Tayford Farms

Reserve Senior Champion Female ELM-LODGE ZENA 26Z

Exhibited By: Trent Hill Herefords, Hastings, ON

Junior Bull Calf Champion ELM-LODGE CLOUT 37C Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion ELM-LODGE CHECKMATE 21C Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON

Reserve Intermediate Bull Calf Champion CHULA-VISTA CARTER 109C Exhibited By: Chula Vista Polled Herefords, Thornton, ON JDL JANICE 11X 119C Exhibited by: JDL Cattle Co., Mulmur, ON

Senior Bull Calf Champion MHPH 10Y CHIZEL ET 1021C Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Hereford, Orillia, ON


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Royal Agricultural Winter Fair November 4-7, 2015 Toronto, Ontario Judge: Jason Hoffman, Thedford, Nebraska, USA

Eastern National Show Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion MHPH 10Y CAPTAIN ET 102C

Exhibited By: A-Lynn Herefords, Reaboro, ON

Reserve Junior Yearling Bull Champion MAPLE 49S MATADOR 10B Exhibited By: Maple view Acres, Pontypool, ON

Senior Yearling Bull Champion RVP 100W BILLIONAIRE 73B Exhibited By: River Valley Polled Herefords, Newburgh, ON

Reserve Senior Yearling Bull STONEWOOD BUERHLE 9B

Exhibited By: River Road Farms, St-Francois-Xavier, QC Additional Owner: Stonewood Grange

Reserve Senior Bull MHPH 521X ALLIANCE 203A

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Hereford, Orillia, ON Additional Owner: Harvie Ranching

Premier Breeder: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON Premier Exhibitor: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON Hereford Herdsman Award: Kayla Boot, Bath, ON

“Dream Team”

Junior Yearling Bull Champion A-LYNN BRING IT HOME 128B

Honouring Crystal Brook James W Rummerfield Trophy Farm - Ron & Nadine Wells Highest Placed Female with calf at foot

Exhibited By: Medonte Highlands Polled Hereford, Orillia, ON

Nicholas Dunsmore held the winning ticket stub. Nicholas chose Hidden-View Cleopatra 2Z 5C from HiddenView Polled Herefords.

ELM-LODGE ZENA 26Z with heifer calf TRENT-HILL CASSANDRA 5C, both owned b y Tr e n t - H i l l Fa r m , S h i r l e y & Theodore McCracken.

Presentation by Ontario Hereford Association President, Kevin Brown and CHA Executive Director, Stephen Scott

FUTURITY SHOW JUNIOR HEREFORD SHOWMANSHIP ONTARIO HEREFORD ASSOCIATION 2015

November 6, 2015 Grand Champion Bull: CHULA-VISTA CARTER 109C

Exhibited by: Casey & Jill Van Kessel, Thornton, ON

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: MHPH MH 10Y CHASE ET 221C

Toronto, Ontario Judge: Michael Goodine, Bear Island, New Brunswick Grand Champion Female: ELM-LODGE CLEOPATRA 4C Exhibited by: Grant Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

Exhibited by: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON

Pee Wee Showmanship 1 Abbey Murray 2 Katie Cox 3 Mercedes Mastine

Junior Showmanship 1 Katie Elmhirst 2 Taylor Ribey 3 Bailey Clysdale

4 Maggi Murrray 5 Toree Finlay 6 Jacob Ball

Intermediate Showmanship 1 Owen Elmhirst 2 Alyssa Snoddon 3 Bryce Ribey 4 Carissa Geddes 5 Renee Finlay

Reserve Grand Champion Female: MHPH 106A TORI 211C

Exhibited by: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Mississauga, Ontario

6 Cole Hunter 7 Jory Lynn Donovan 8 Justin Swanston 9 Brittany Sherry 10 Jade Ouellet

Senior Showmanship 1 Jared Ball 2 Whitney Ball 3 Courtney Walker

4 Kayla Boot 5 Cassandra Gorrill 6 Jazmine Walteers Kreische 7 Emily McCullum 8 Dylan Mastine 9 Adam Smith 10 Victoria Austin 11 Jordan Cavanagh 12 Andrew Dunsmore

Grand Champion Showperson Owen Elmhirst, Indian River, ON

Reserve Champion Showperson Jared Ball, Coldwater, ON

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Farmfair International Edmonton, Alberta

Rancher’s Choice

RCHR PILLAR 24B

Reserve Senior Champion Bull

Exhibited by: Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB

Rancher’s Choice

Hereford Genes

Senior Champion Bull

November 11-15, 2015

Pride of the Prairies

The winner of the Bull of the Prairies draw was Garth Kauppi from Eckfille, AB. He chose GCHR TONKA 4C from Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB, who received a cheque for $10,000.00.

ACE TRACKER LAD 21B Exhibited by: Ace Herefords, Senlac, SK

Calf Champion Bull

Rancher’s Choice

Brenda Greig presents Arron and Lacey Steinke of Wildwood, AB with 10 -2W Panels donated by:

GCHR TONKA 4C

Rancher’s Choice

Reserve Calf Champion Bull

Exhibited by: Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Mayerthorpe, AB

Lot 2 - Westman Farms

$1,500.00

Reserve Champion Pen of Heifers Lot 18 - Fenton Hereford Ranch

MOOREHAVEN FCC 10Z CASH 8C Exhibited by: Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

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Commercial Bred Heifer &Bull Show Pen of 10 Heifers Split 1 1st Lot 13 - Westman Farms $800.00 2nd Lot 15 - Godbout Farms $400.00 Split 2 1st Lot 18 -Fenton Hereford Ranch $800.00 2nd Lot 22 - Godbout Farms $400.00 Pen of 5 Heifers Split 1 1st Lot 2 - Westman Farms $400.00 nd 2 Lot 6 - Del Bieleny $250.00 Split 2 1st Lot 7 - Fenton Hereford Ranch $400.00 2nd Lot 10 - Rocking Heart Ranch $250.00 Champion Pen of Heifers

$1,000.00

Peoples Choice 1st People Choice Lot 6 - Del Bieleny $1,000.00 nd 2 People Choice Lot 13 - Westman Farms $750.00 3rd People Choice Lot 11 - Loralta Farms $500.00


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Farmfair International November 11-15, 2015 Edmonton, Alberta

Western National Show

Judge: Gordon Klein, Lundbreck, Alberta

Exhibited By: Carlrams Ranching Ltd., Cut Knife, SK

Reserve Junior Champion Female FCC 34Z BETTY 26B

Exhibited By: Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

Senior Champion Female GH UPTOWN DESTINY 25A

Exhibited By: Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd, High River, AB Additional Owner: Billy Paul

Reserve Senior Champion Female K-COW SOPHIA 5Z

Senior Champion Bull

CARLRAMS 81Y MISS 38C

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf

MW ARROWWOOD 35A

Exhibited By: Kailey Wirsta, Elk Point, AB

Exhibited By: Rocking G Land Cattle, Gull Lake, SK

SGC 715Y STOCKTON 108B

Exhibited By: Crone Herefords, Hardisty, AB

Reserve Junior Champion Bull ZZB 18Y SUPER RED 31B

Exhibited By: Fenton Hereford Ranch, Irma, AB

Reserve Senior Champion Bull JDH TS 20W CRACKER JACK 23A ET

Exhibited By: Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch, Okotoks, AB Additional Owner: Lilybrook Herefords Inc

Breeder’s Herd:

Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

Premier Breeder:

Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

Premier Exhibitor:

Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

Commercial Show - Continued Bull Pen Show Class 4 - Pen of 5 Bulls 1st Pen 40 - Fenton Hereford Ranch $500.00 2nd Pen 42 - Rutledge Herefords $300.00 Class 5 - Pen of 3 Hereford Bulls 1st Pen 52 - Bar Pipe Herefords $500.00 2nd Pen 51 - Fenton Hereford Ranch $300.00 Overall Champion Pen of Bulls Pen 60 - McLeod Livestock

$750.00

Overall Reserve Champion Pen of Bulls Pen 52 - Bar Pipe Herefords

$500.00

Total Payout The Yards $13,900.00

Junior Champion Female

Junior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited By: JoNomn Hereford Ranch, Clyde, AB

Reserve Grand Champion Female Champion Heifer Calf

JNHR RIBSTONE 128C

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Champion Bull Calf

Reserve Champion Bull Calf

FCC 48Y COLUMBUS 3C

Exhibited By: Flewelling Cattle Co., Bowden, AB

GH 5Z BIANCA 162B

Exhibited By: Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd, High River, AB Additional Owner: Landon Smith

FCC 48Y BETTY 6C

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Canadian Western Agribition November 23-28, 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan Judge: Bob Goble, Alto, Michigan, USA

Polled

Senior Champion Bull

Exhibited By: Glenlees Farms Arcola, SK

Res Jr Division Calf Champion Female HAROLDSONS ERIN 200Z 61C

Exhibited By: Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK

Res Sr Division Calf Champion Female XLP REESE’S ACTION 500C

Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK Additional Owner: Mission Ridge Herefords & HMS HiCliffe

Res Junior Champion Female HAROLDSONS HLV MARVEL 48Y 12B

Exhibited By: Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK Additional Owner: Starry Cattle Company

Senior Champion Female HAROLDSONS LASSIE 425X 22Z with HAROLDSONS LASSIE 42C

Exhibited By: Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK Additional Owner: Wooden Shoe Farms

Res Senior Champion Female CBB SHAR-LO 719 SHAMELESS 308B Exhibited by: Cayley Cattle Co Princeton, BC Additional Owner(s): Shar-Lo Farms & Wyatt Farms

SQUARE-D REISS 237A with SQUARE-D ZINT 577C

Exhibited By: Square D Polled Herefords, Langbank, SK Additional Owner: Mannle Polled Herefords

Junior Division Calf Champion Bull

Senior Division Calf Champion Female

Junior Champion Female

Grand Champion Female Reserve Grand Champion Female

BNC 14Z STAR MAKER 69C

HAROLDSONS DELTA ET 69A Exhibited by: Haroldsons Polled Herefords Wawota, SK Additional Owner: Wascana Cattle Co

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Junior Champion Bull

Grand Champion Bull

Junior Division Calf Champion Female

HARVIE 40Y WINSTON 252C

Exhibited By: Harvie Ranching, Olds, AB

Res Jr Division Calf Champion Bull HAROLDSONS RENEGADE ET 21C

Exhibited By: Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK

Senior Division Calf Champion Bull GLENLEES 2028 POWERHOUSE 43C

Exhibited By: Glenlees Farms Arcola, SK Additional Owner: Haroldsons Polled Herefords ELMLODGE BOOM BOOM 32B Exhibited by: Elmlodge Polled Herefords Indian River, ON Additional Owner: Tay Down Herefords

Res Sr Division Calf Champion Bull REMITALL W 50 SHADES ET 12C Exhibited By: Remitall-West, Olds, AB

Res Junior Champion Bull REMITALL W GD WATERLOO ET 12B

Exhibited By: Remitall-West, Olds, AB Additional Owner: Glenrose Polled Herefords

Res Senior Champion Bull TCF JVJ 11X THE GOODS 305A

Exhibited By: The Cliffs Farm, Saskatoon, SK Additional Owner: Joe Vey Jr & HMS Hi-Cliffe

Premier Breeder: BLAIR’S 45P 33W TEMPTRESS ET 5C Exhibited by: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. Lanigan, SK

Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, SK

Premier Exhibitor:

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Canadian Western Agribition

November 23-28, 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan Judge: Bob Goble, Alto, Michigan, USA

Horned

ELMLODGE ZENA 26Z with TRENT HILL CASSANDRA 5C

Junior Champion Bull

Senior Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Exhibited By: Hirsche Herefords & Angus LTD High River, AB Additional Owner: Ken Paul

Junior Division Calf Champion Bull

GH 5Z CHARITY 181C

Junior Champion Female

Res Jr Division Calf Champion Female

Reserve Junior Champion Female

Additional Owner: Allan Hjertaas

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Exhibited By: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. Lanigan, SK

Grand Champion Female

RKKH TWEESTIES 1501C

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Junior Division Calf Champion Female

TRIPLE A 2059 BAM BAM ET 11B Exhibited by: Triple A Herefords Moose Jaw, SK

Exhibited By: Elmlodge Polled Herefords Indian River, ON Additional Owner: Theodore & Shirley McCracken

Res Senior Champion Female GH SCRIPT DIAMOND LADY 91A with GH DESIGN CAPRICE 93C

Exhibited By: Hirsche Herefords & Angus LTD High River, AB Additional Owner: Billy Paul

Res Jr Division Calf Champion Bull TRIPLE A 1229 CLIFFORD 51C

Exhibited By: Triple A Herefords Moose Jaw, SK

Res Junior Champion Bull CCR 9500 BARCODE 38B

Exhibited By: Copper Creek Ranch Princeton, BC

Senior Champion Bull RB 105 REST EASY 305A

Exhibited By: Roe Livestock, Filer, ID

Res Senior Champion Bull GRLZ KINGPIN 73A

Exhibited By: Hereford GRLZ, Raymore, SK

Premier Breeder:

Hirsche Herefords & Angus LTD High River, AB

Premier Exhibitor:

Hirsche Herefords & Angus LTD High River, AB Red Coat Classic Draw Selection

STANDARD-HILL VIRGINIA 3C

Exhibited By: Standard Hill Livestock, Maidstone, SK Selected by the membership ticket holder Danny Dodsworth of Lloydminster, Sk

BIG-GULLY 102 HURLEY 271C Exhibited by: Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, SK

GH DESIGN MISS EXCELLENT 104B Exhibited by: Roe Livestock, Filer, ID Additional Owner: Caitlyn Roe & Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd.

TRIPLE A 2059 PEBBLES ET 9B Exhibited by: Triple A Herefords, Moose Jaw, SK

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Canadian Western Agribition November 23-28, 2015 Regina, Saskatchewan Judge: Bob Goble Alto, MI

Commercial Show

Bred Replacement Heifers - Hereford Results

Bull Pen Alley

Class 01 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2014 - Split 1 1st - 156 Pen Weight: 5180 Avg Weight: 1036.0 Sire: HEREFORD Dam: SIMMENTAL EXPOSED DATE: JULY 1 - SEPT 1, 2015 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: APRIL 2016

Class 10 - Pen of 3 Hereford PB Bulls born Jan 1 - Apr 30 2015 - Split 1 1st - 124 and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Hereford Bulls Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services Vibank, SK B: Lone Pine Cattle Services XLP MDF STONE 108C Reg #: C03009548 Tattoo: XLP 108C DOB: 2015-01-01 S: XLP CLF 61P CY 127Y D: XLP 91S BAMBI 108W Weight: 1026 Age in Days: 328 WPDA: 3.13 BirthWeight: 0

Class 01 - Pen of 5 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2014 - Split 5 2nd - 196 Pen Weight: 6038 Avg Weight: 1207.6 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: ANGUS X HEREFORD EXPOSED DATE: JUNE 1 - JULY 20 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: MARCH 5 - APRIL 25

KIRBY-LONEPINE ACTIONHERO 403C Reg #: C03009615 Tattoo: LPK 403C DOB: 2015-02-11

Exhibited By: Grieve, Tom Fillmore, SK

Exhibited By: Westman, Doug Vermilion, AB

Class 03 - Pen of 10 Bred Replacement Heifers Born in 2014 - Split 1 3rd - 194 Pen Weight: 13098 Avg Weight: 1309.8 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: HEREFORD/SIMMENTAL EXPOSED DATE: MAY 1 - JUNE 20/14 EXPOSURE BULL: BLACK ANGUS CALVING DATES: FEB. 5 - MARCH 15

Exhibited By: Westman, Murray Vermilion, AB

Class 01 - Pen of 5 Open Replacement Heifers Born in 2015 - Split 2 4th - 173 Pen Weight: 3612 Avg Weight: 722.4 Sire: SIMMENTAL Dam: HEREFORD/ANGUS Exhibited By: Pretty Farm Ltd. Weyburn, SK

Prospect Steer and Heifer Show & Sale Class 01 - Prospect Steers - Split 3 2nd - 674 TAG 7 DOB: 2015-03-17 S: CHAROLAIS D: CHAROLAIS X HEREFORD Weight: 751 WPDA: 2.96

Exhibited By: McIntosh Ranch, Eriksdale, MB

Class 03 - Prospect Heifers - Split 5 3rd - 619 C & T WTW WILLA 27C DOB: 2015-03-05 S: WALK THIS WAY D: HEREFORD/SIMMENTAL Weight: 758 WPDA: 2.85 Exhibited By: C & T Cattle Co. Arcola, SK

S: ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z D: KIRBY-LONEPINE 5L SYBIL 403T Weight: 1042 Age in Days: 287 WPDA: 3.63 BirthWeight: 0 KIRBY-LONEPINE 350C Reg #: APPLIED Tattoo: LPK 350C DOB: 2015-03-02 S: TH 89T 743 UNTAPPED 425X ET D: SQUARE-D TANYA 50W Weight: 1048 Age in Days: 268 WPDA: 3.91 BirthWeight: 0

Avg Weight: 1038.7 Avg Age in Days: 294 Avg WPDA: 3.53 Age Span: 60 Class 11 - Pen of 3 Hereford PB Bulls Born 2014 - Split 1 1st - 123 and Grand Champion Pen of Hereford Bulls Exhibited By: Lone Pine Cattle Services Vibank, SK B: Lone Pine Cattle Services KIRBY-LONEPINE CAMARO 403B Reg #: C03000899 Tattoo: LPK 403B DOB: 2014-02-05

S: TH 89T 743 UNTAPPED 425X ET D: KIRBY-LONEPINE 5L SYBIL 403T Weight: 1830 Age in Days: 658 WPDA: 2.78 BirthWeight: 0 XLP 38Z POLLED SCRIPT 355B Reg #: C03000913 Tattoo: XLP 355B DOB: 2014-03-06

S: XLP 91S DOC HOLIDAY 38Z D: XLP 187 JULIET 355Y Weight: 1850 Age in Days: 629 WPDA: 2.94 BirthWeight: 0 XLP 75Z KELSEY 55B Reg #: C02996719 Tattoo: XLP 55B DOB: 2014-03-17 S: ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z D: XLP 101S REESE 5Y Weight: 1936 Age in Days: 618 WPDA: 3.13 BirthWeight: 0 Avg Weight: 1872.0 Avg Age in Days: 635 Avg WPDA: 2.95 Age Span: 40 2nd - 127 Exhibited By: Lilybrook Herefords Inc. Claresholm, AB B: Lilybrook Herefords LBH105XJPGALAXY397BReg#:C02997912Tattoo:LBH397BDOB:2014-03-07 S: MCCOY 58GJACKPOT ET 105X D: LBH 157KMISS RIBSTONE 359T Weight: 1784 Age in Days: 629 WPDA: 2.84 BirthWeight: 0 LBH 39T STERLING 290B Reg #: C02997845 Tattoo: LBH 290B DOB: 2014-02-20 S: CC77JSTYERLING 39T D: LBH 157K MISS RIBSTONE 130X Weight: 1806 Age in Days: 644 WPDA: 2.80 BirthWeight: 0 LBH 87M DIAMOND LAD 181B Reg #: C02997497 Tattoo: LBH 181B DOB: 2014-02-13

S: XTC KING S DIAMOND LAD 87M D: LBH 157K MISS RIBSTONE 130X Weight: 1834 Age in Days: 651 WPDA: 2.82 BirthWeight: 0 Avg Weight: 1808.0 Avg Age in Days: 641 Avg WPDA: 2.82 Age Span: 22

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede Beef Pen Show December 18-19, 2015

Medicine Hat, Alberta

A. Grand Champion Early Spring Heifers DB Ranch, Taber , AB B. Grand Champion Late Spring Heifers Blaschuk Land & Cattle Co., Chaplin, SK C. Grand Champion Purebred Heifers Braun Ranch, Simmie, SK D. Grand Champion 4-H Bred Heifer Luke Andrews, Moose Jaw, SK E. Cattlemen’s Choice Yearling Bull Triple A Herefords, Moose Jaw, SK

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Harvie Ranching Internet Sale October 9, 2015 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Olds, AB

AVER AGE

10 Heifer Calves 6 Bred Heifers 16 lots grossed $93,300.00 100 Straws Semen 67 Embryos

$5,530.00 $6,333.00 $5,831.00 $196.00 $661.00

Remitall West Production Sale October 10, 2015 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Top Sellers Bull Calves

$9,250 Lot 15 Harvie Ms Braxton 76B Buyer: Schmidt Farms, MN Sire: HARVIE DAN T-BONE 196T SOD: E BRAXTON 719

3rd Annual Elite Genetics Female Sale October 15, 2015 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler

1 Herd Bull 7 Heifer Calves 12 Bred Heifers 2.5 Cow/Calf 22.5 lots grossed $91,957.00 5 Embryo Lots

Douglas, MB

$32,000

AVER AGE

$10,565.00 $6,985.00 $4,577.00 $7,388.00 $3,056.00

Lot 2 (½ Int, ½ Poss) REMITALL-W 50 SHADES ET 12C

Buyer: HF Herefords, Seamans, SK & Double J Polled Herefords, Maidstone, SK Sire: BOYD BANKER 0015 ET SOD: REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P $18,000

Lot 1 ( ½ Int, ½ Poss) REMITALL-W RIO LOBO ET 26C

Buyer: Wascana Cattle Co., Regina, SK Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMETOWN 10Y ET SOD: REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P

Heifer Calves $18,000 Lot 15 REMITALL-W YELLOW ROSE ET 11C Buyer: Wooden Shoe Farms, Seattle, WA, USA Sire: REMITALL-WEST HAVANA ET 33A SOD: SHF RIB EYE M326 R117 $14,500 Lot 21 REMITALL-W GD HAYLEE ET 129C Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Mississauga, ON Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: MHPH 13P STETSON 102S

Hereford Harvest October 16, 2015 Vibank, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

AVER AGE

$5,500.00 $3,479.00 $3,817.00 $6,520.00 $4,087.00 $500.00

Olds, AB

12 Bull Calves 14 Heifer Calves 11 Bred Heifers 36.5 lots grossed $269,650.00 26 Embryos

Heifer Calves $9,750 Lot 1 Harvie Ms Firefly 55C Buyer: Ghyll Beck Hereford Stud, UK Sire: TH 71U 719T MR HEREFORD 11X SOD: HARVIE WINSTON 5W

Bred Heifers $10,250 Lot 11 Harvie Ms Unique ET 255B Buyer: Lock Farms, SK Sire: WLB EMPIRE 980 91Z SOD: HARVIE RAFTSMAN 16R

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$7,750 Lot 2 Harvie WSF MS Firefly 152C Buyer: Harvey & Beth McKay, ON Sire: TH 71U 719T MR HEREFORD 11X SOD: HARVIE TRAVELER 69T

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16 Heifer Calves 28 Bred Heifers 2 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 46 lots grossed $178,650.00

$4,175.00 $3,330.36 $9,300.00 $3,883.70

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

Herd Bull $5,500 Lot 19 LEVELDALE HARLEY 34X 5Z Buyer: Doug & Marlene Lyon, Roblin, MB Sire: LEVELDALE-AYWON STURGIS 34X SOD: TRIPLE-J OAKLAND WILDCAT 15M

Heifer Calves $14,000 Lot 4 XLP 145X BLANCHE 119C Buyer: Remi Mitchell, Francis, SK Sire: XLP 134S DIESEL 145X SOD: REMITALL EMBRACER 8E

Heifer Calf $5,400 Lot 4 RSK 4Z MISS BETTSY 24C Buyer: Faith MacDonald, Burlington, ON Sire: RSK 719T FREESTYLE 4Z SOD: RU 20X GALAXY 58G

$7,500 Lot 2 XLP REESE’S ACTION 500C Buyer: HMS Hi-Cliffe, Outlook, SK & Mission Ridge Herefords, Raymore, SK Sire: ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z SOD: BNMHPH 13P HEAT 101S

Bred Heifer $5,250 Lot 24 LEVELDALE MS ULTRA 1Y ET 25B Buyer: McCoy Cattle Co., Milestone, SK Sire: PCL Y NOT ME R117 ET 1Y SOD: TRIPLE-J OAKLAND WILDCAT 15M

Bred Heifer $7,500 Lot 7 XLP MDF 75Z BAMBI 800B Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: ANL A XLP ACTION ET 75Z SOD: HAROLDSON’S MOOMBA 45P 15X

Cow/Calf Pair $7,500 Lot 9 RSK 7W MISS MAGNOLIA 14Y & Lot 9A RSK 4Z MISS MAGNOLIA 8C Buyer: Faith MacDonald, Burlington, ON Lot 9 Sire: HARVIE TAILOR MADE ET 7W Lot 9A Sire: RSK 719T FREESTYLE 4Z

Cow/Calf Pair $10,100 Lot 5 - XLP 145X SAPHIRE 71A & Lot 5A- XLP 2103 SAPHIRE 171C

Buyer: Babe Klarholm, Kenaston, SK & Donald Belamy, Shallow Lake, ON Lot 5 Sire: XLP 134S DIESEL 145X Lot 5A Sire: DCC THOMASTON 2103 ET

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ANL Polled Herefords & Guests Production Sale

October 17, 2015 Steelman, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

C&T Cattle Co. & Guests “Take The Next Step” Sale

October 17, 2015 Kisbey, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

AVER AGE

30 Heifer Calves 29 Bred Heifers 2 Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 2 Cows 63 lots grossed $356,200.00

$4,733.33 $6,489.66 $8,500.00 $4,500.00 $5,653.97

AVER AGE

8 Heifer Calves $4,350.00 41 Bred Heifers $4,147.56 2 Cows $8,000.00 51 lots grossed $220,850.00 $4330.39

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

Bred Heifer $26,000 Lot 49 BLAIR’S NELLIE R117 ET 6B Buyer: AXA Polled Herefords, Hampton, NB & NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, WY Sire: SHF RIBEYE M326 R117 SOD: NCX 23C JUPITER 16J

Cow $11,000 Lot 27 TWIN-VIEW 99W2 MELINDA 50Z Buyer: Evan Roberts, Westlock, AB Sire: MCCOY 30N APPLAUSE ET 99W SOD: GHC CARDINAL 57T

$26,000 Lot 50 BLAIR’S NELLIE R117 ET 17B Buyer: AXA Polled Herefords, Hampton, NB & NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, WY Sire: SHF RIBEYE M326 R117 SOD: NCX 23C JUPITER 16J Heifer Calves $19,800 Lot 54 GLENLEES DBK 106A ART WORK 13C Buyer: Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: STAR 2013 BATTLE CRY 45S $15,000 Lot 45 BLAIR’S 45P 33W TEMPTRESS ET 5C Buyer: Brendale Acres, Allenford, ON Sire: NJW FHF 9710 TANK 45P SOD: SHF TAHOE R117 T100

Blair-Athol Haroldsons & Friends

October 18, 2015 Arcola, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. AVER AGE

Bred Heifer $15,000 Lot 18 C&T 218Z BELLA 68B Buyer: Medonte Highland Polled Herefords, Orillia, ON & Chula Visa Polled Herefords, Thornton, ON Sire: MHPH 118U ZAPPA 218Z SOD: PW VICTOR BOOMER P606 $8,000 Lot 20 MCCOY 628Z ALLISON 65B Buyer: Ray L. Johnson Herefords, Lancaster, MN Sire: MCCOY 719T CONQUEST ET 628Z SOD: SHF PROGRESS P20 Heifer Calf $8,000 Lot 19 MCCOY 53A LADY 26C Buyer: Ray L. Johnson Herefords, Lancaster, MN Sire: MCCOY 70Y SKYFALL 53A SOD: GHC NEVER LOOK BACK ET 30N

Square D Herefords Annual Production Sale October 19, 2015 At the Ranch, Langbank, SK Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran AVER AGE

16 Heifer Calves $9,659.38 51 Bred Heifers $4,996.08 1 Cow/Bull Calf Pair $45,500.00 1 Cow/Heifer Calf Pair $7,000.00 66 lots grossed $461,850.00 $6,693.48

4.5 Bull Calves 30 Bred Heifers 4 Fall Born Heifers 11 Heifer Calves 1 Cow/Calf Pair 51.5 lots grossed $227,650.00 1 Flush

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

Heifer Calf $33,000 Lot 53 HAROLDSON’S MIRA T100 11C Buyer: Abby Hill Farm, Richmond, ON Sire: SHF TAHOE R117 T100 SOD: REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P

$7,500.00 Lot 9 (½ Inter, ½ Poss) SQUARE-D INDIANA 773C Buyer: Redline Livestock, Didsbury, AB Sire: LJR MSU 137S MILES 32Y SOD: REMITALL SUPER DUTY 42S

$15,500 Lot 59 HAROLDSON’S AD JESSICA 48Y 15C Buyer: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK Sire: HAROLDSONS WLC RHINO ET 48Y SOD: HAROLDSON’S WLL ANCHOR 4T $15,500 Lot 2 BLAIR-ATHOL TW DEBBIE DOO 22C Buyer: Lohner Herefords, Kipling, SK Sire: RST TIMES A WASTIN’ 0124 SOD: PW MOHICAN NASDAQ P316 Cow/Calf Pair $45,500 Lot 58 & LOT 58A

HAROLDSONS JESSICA ET 71A & HAROLDSON’S RESOURCE 743 1C

Buyer: Anita Doktor, Elk Point, AB & Lohner Herefords, Kipling, SK Lot 58 Sire: HAROLDSONS WLL ANCHOR 4T Lot 58A: CRR ABOUT TIME 743

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$6,444.00 $4,698.00 $3,100.00 $3,045.00 $6,800.00 $4,420.00 $5,000.00

$11,500 - Lot 42 & Lot 43 WCC 0220 VICTORIA 1439B & WCC 0220 VICTORIA 1463B Buyer: Blair Athol Polled Herefords, Arcola, SK & Homestead Herefords, Ennismore, ON Sire: BOYD MASTERPIECE 0220 Lot 42 SOD: SHORTY-CROFT THE NATURAL 1N Lot 43 SOD: REMITALL PATRIOT ET 13P $11,000 - Lot 37 - WCC 163Z TEQUILA ROSE 1475B Buyer: Remitall West Polled Herefords, Olds, AB Sire: NJW 33TB 100W TRUST 163Z SOD: TRIPLE-A 14M STOCKY 34S $7500 - Lot 45 - WCC 161X MARVEL 4737B Buyer: Phantom Creek Livestock, Swift Current, SK Sire: SQUARE-D MANDATE 161X SOD: TRIPLE-A 9715 KICKOFF 122K


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Section 7 Ranch Complete Dispersal

Partners for Progress V

October 24, 2015 Whitewood, SK Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

October 24th, 2015 At Maple Hill Farm, Shefford, Quebec Auctioneer: RenĂŠ Houde

20 1 4 19 10 11 1 3 69

Bred Heifers Heifer Calf Bull Calves Cow / Heifer Calf Pairs Cow / Bull Calf Pairs Cows Mature Bull Steers lots Grossed $483,500.00

Top Sellers

AVER AGE

$5,040.00 $2,600.00 $8,775.00 $8,621.05 $9,715.00 $4,304.55 $26,000.00 $3,566.67 $7,007.25

AVER AGE

20 lots grossed $73,800.00

$3,690.00

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Mature Bull $26,000 Lot 70 S7R R294 FAMOUS 701A Buyer: Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, SK Sire: KCF BENNETT 9126J R294 SOD: S7R R117 FULL THROTTLE 29W

$6,000 Lot 9 AXA 50S MISS KEYLINE 103A Buyer: Claude Forest, ST DAMIEN DE BRANDON, PQ Sire: WLB GLOBAL 72M 50S SOD: HARVIE TRAVELER 69T Consigned by Maple Hill Farm

Bull Calves $15,000 Lot 65 S7R 701A BANKROLL 777C Buyer: Marvin King, Warren, MB Sire: S7R R294 FAMOUS 701A SOD: SHF RIB EYE M326 R117

$5,700 Lot 8 COURCHESNE 101N CATHY 4A Buyer: Claude Forest, ST DAMIEN DE BRANDON, PQ Sire: BLAIR-ATHOL 13K MAJOR 101N SOD: RWB DUNKIN 14U Consigned by Maple Hill Farm

Cow $11,000 Lot 3 S7R 17W Sally 100Y Buyer: NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, WY Sire: S7R R117 NORTHSTAR 17W SOD: S7R 3L ROCKER 1R

$5,200 Lot 5 MAPLE-HILL 402W CROPY 26C Buyer: Bar-J-M Farm, Whitney, ON Sire: MAPLE-HILL 80S WEBBY 402W SOD: GHC CARDINAL 57T Consigned by Maple Hill Farm

Bred Heifer $9,250 Lot 33 SVPH Krystal 118B Buyer: NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, WY Sire: S7R R117 NORTHSTAR 17W SOD: MEADOW-ACRES CONNECTED 13K 86R

Brost Land Cattle Co. 47th Annual Production Sale

November 14, 2015 At the Ranch, Irvine, Alberta Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog With guest BAR-RZ Polled Herefords AVER AGE

18 24 10 3 55 49

Bull Calves $5,869.00 Long Yearling Bulls $6,171.00 Bred Heifers $6,275.00 Heifer Calves $3,817.00 lots grossed $327,950 $5,963.00 head of commercial Hereford heifers $3,601.00

Top Sellers Yearling Bulls $13,000 Lot 42 BBSF 104W BRANDT 258B Buyer: Westgard Windimuir Herefords, Sibbald, AB Sire: DBHR 268P WISE GUY 104W SOD: BCD 59J LANDLORD 114L $12,500 Lot 16 BBSF 680Y BOUNTY 18B Buyer: Musgrove Enterprises, Jenner, AB Sire: JNHR UNIQUE STOCKTON 680Y SOD: REMITALL NATION WIDE ET 93N Bred Heifer $13,000 Lot 30 BBSF 465Y ROSE 30B Buyer: Durbin Creek Ranch, Thermopolis, WY, USA Sire: LBH 105X JP GALAXY 299Z SOD: GHC-TABOO COALITION 52U Bull Calf $10,000 Lot 35 BAR-RZ 8Y BIG CANYON 16C Buyer: MYALTA Polled Herefords, Westlock, AB Sire: NJW 73S W18 HOMEGROWN 8Y ET SOD: MYALTA MAJOR 101N LAD 72S

The Amigos Production Sale XVII

November 18, 2015 Medicine Hat, Alberta, At Pahl Ranch Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog 32 Long Yearling Hereford Bulls 51 Long Yearling Black Angus Bulls 6 Bred Hereford Heifers 3 Hereford Heifer Calves 92 lots Grossed $629,100.00 5 Commercial Hereford Heifer Calves 29 Commercial Bred Heifers

AVER AGE

$6,597.00 $7,445.00 $4,917.00 $2,933.00 $6,838.00 $2,900.00 $3,000.00

Top Sellers Bulls $11,750 Lot X9B XTC 955W ADVANCE 9B Buyer: Ovalyn Ranches, Seven Persons, AB Sire: CL 1 DOMINO 955W SOD: BAR-RZ 4L PAXTON 75P $10,000 Lot P49B PAHL 105 BILLIONAIRE 49B Buyer: Musgrove Enterprises, Jenner, AB Sire: F REST EASY 105 SOD: PAHL 90P SPADE 3S $9,250 Lot P74B PAHL 130Y BOND 74B Buyer: Ovalyn Ranches, Seven Persons, AB Sire: FE 270U DANDY RED GEM 130Y SOD: CC 56M STABILIZER 4R $9,000 Lot X48B XTC ANDERSON COOPER 48B Buyer: Drowning Ford Grazing Assoc., Schuler, AB $9,000 Lot X14B XTC 955W DOMINO 14B Buyer: Geigle Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB $9,000 Lot X176B XTC 79Y STOCKER 176B Buyer: Dot Bar Dot Ranch Ltd., Fox Valley, SK 131


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LCI Doenz Ranches 42nd Annual Production Sale November 19, 2015 At the Ranch Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog 16.75 Hereford Bull Calves 8 Hereford Long Yearling Bulls 28 Angus Bull Calves 4 Angus Long Yearling Bulls 6 Hereford Bred Heifers 68.75 lots grossed $358,500.00

Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. 51st Fall Hereford Sale November 21, 2015 At the Ranch, Irma, Alberta Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

AVER AGE

$5,872.00 $4,831.00 $5,714.00 $7,875.00 $4,533.00 $5,215.00

AVER AGE

42 35 77 98 11 15

Long Yearling Hereford Bulls Bred Hereford Heifers lots Grossed $514,850.00 Commercial Hereford Bred Heifers Broke Geldings Sale Foals

$8,506.00 $4,377.00 $6,686.00 $3,331.00 $11,063.00 $1,337.00

Top Sellers Bull Calves $11,000 Lot 1 (¾ int, Full Poss.) LCI BD 30Z SILVER 319C Buyer: Ridder Hereford Ranch, Callaway, NB, USA Sire: JEN 195T SILVER 30Z SOD: R 0041 NORTH STAR 40U $10,000 Lot 2 LCI 30Z SILVER 228C Buyer: Doenz Farms, Warner, AB Sire: JEN 195T SILVER 30Z SOD: LCI 6H WALDO 125P $8750 Lot 18 LCI BD 106A ACTION 310C Buyer: Mc Intyre Ranching Co., Lethbridge, AB Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: LCI WB CHINOOK 886Y Yearling Bull $9500 Lot 39 LCI 100W TRUST 129B Buyer: Whitelake Colony, Granum, AB Sire: NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET SOD: LCI 157K RIBSTONE 107R

Canadian National Hereford Sale - 2015 Agribtion November 26, 2015 Auctioneer: Chris Poley

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

Top Sellers Bulls $20,000 Lot 31B ZZB 18Y SUPER RED 31B Buyer: Triaro Farms, Arthur, ON Sire: FE 8T RED RIBSTONE 18Y SOD: FE 254E RIBSTONE 46M $15,000 Lot 51B ZZB 18Y SUPER RED 51B Buyer: Hines Hereford Ranch, Dewberry, AB Sire: FE 8T RED RIBSTONE 18Y SOD: F STANDARD 5H LAD 54M $14,500 Lot 32B ZZB 18Y RED STAND 32B Buyer: Middleswarth Ranch, Henry, NE, USA Sire: FE 8T RED RIBSTONE 18Y SOD: FE 412 DANDY 32P $12,750 Lot 162B FE 18Y RED RIBSTONE 162B Buyer: Brillhart Ranch, Mussellshell, MT, USA Sire: FE 8T RED RIBSTONE 18Y SOD: FE 3P STAN BRIT 166S

Stromsmoe Hereford & Angus 31st Production Sale December 1, 2015 At the Ranch, Etzikom, Alberta Auctioneer: R.C. (Bob) Balog

AVER AGE

7 Bred Heifers 17 Heifer Calves 1 ¾ Interest Bull Calf 1 ¼ Interest Semen Lot 1 Flush Lot 13 Embryos 24.75 Live Lots Grossed $196,200.00 Total Sale Grossed $217,400.00

$6,771.43 $5,826.47 $8,500.00 $41,250.00 $7,000.00 $1,092.31 $7,927.27

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Heifer Calf $10,000 Lot 109 PCL CARLA 106A 34C Buyer: Rae Mahaffey, St Mary’s, ON Sire: MHPH 521X ACTION 106A SOD: SHF TAHOE R117 T100 Exhibitor: Phantom Creek Livestock, Swift Current, SK Bred Heifer $9,750 Lot 117 ELM-LODGE BLANCHE 64B Buyer: South Alder Farms, Aldergrove, BC Sire: ELM-LODGE NEXT BIG THING 3N SOD: BF FLINT 730T ET Exhibitor: Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Indian River, ON Bull Calf $8,500 Lot 100 XLP ACTION TIME 721C Buyer: GWG Polled Herefords, Imperial, SK Sire: ANL A XLP Action ET 75Z SOD: NS LAKES KILO 002 Exhibitor: Lone Pine Cattle Services, Vibank, SK 132

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18 9 29 1 3 60 11 80

Long Yearling Hereford Bulls Black Angus Bull Calves Long Yearling Black Angus Bulls Pick of the Heifer Calves Purebred Angus Bred Heifers lots grossed $420,800.00 Commercial Cows Commercial Bred Heifers

Top Sellers

$5,801.00 $6,750.00 $8,276.00 $4,000.00 $3,867.00 $7,013.00 $3,264.00 $2,901.00

Yearling Hereford Bulls $10,250 Lot 90B C&N L1 DOMINO 90B Buyer: DW Herefords, Hussar, AB Sire: CL 1 DOMINO 105Y SOD: K 64H RIBSTONE LAD 157K $9,500 Lot 57B C&N LI DOMINO 57B Buyer: Henry Shufletoski, Eastend, SK Sire: CL 1 DOMINO 105Y SOD: LPG HERMAN LORD LAD 2W $9,000 Lot 150B C&N CAPTAIN DOMINO 150B Buyer: Haraga Ranch, Skiff, AB Sire: C&N CAPTAIN RIBSTONE 68Z SOD: CL 1 DOMINO 252M 1ET $8,250 Lot 147B C&N CAPTAIN DOMINO 147B Buyer: Finstad Ranching, Etzikom, AB Sire: C&N CAPTAIN RIBSTONE 68Z SOD: CL 1 DOMINO 252M 1ET


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1st Annual Gemstone Cattle Production Sale

December 2, 2015 Bow Slope Shipping Assoc. Brooks, Alberta Auctioneer: Ross Annett $4,407.00 $5,056.00 $4,602.00 $2,582.00

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Coulee Crest Herefords Home Raised Heifer Sale

December 4, 2015 Innisfail Auction Market, Innisfail, Alberta Auctioneer: Mark Daines

AVER AGE

21 Long Yearling Hereford Bulls 9 Long Yearling Angus Bulls 30 lots grossed $138,050.00 128 Commercial Bred Heifers

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33 Hereford Bred Heifers 25 Hereford X Red Angus Bred Heifers 58 lots grossed $186,296.00

$3,112.00 $3,345.00 $3,212.00

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

Yearling Hereford Bulls $6,500 Lot 107 GEMSTONE 125R LAD 107B BUYER: GARRETT RANCHES, VANDERHOOF, BC SIRE: KGA 33H LAD 125R SOD: F-R 8020 LAD 33H

High Selling Package $3,900.00 Group of Five Hereford Heifers

$6,200 Lot 164 GEMSTONE 336X LAD 164B BUYER: GARRETT RANCHES, VANDERHOOF, BC SIRE: H70-QUANTOCK FV 336X SOD: F-R 8020 LAD 33H $6,000 Lot 178 GEMSTONE 125R LAD 178B BUYER: ARNIC HANSON, STONY PLAIN, AB SIRE: KGA 33H LAD 125R SOD: HILLS-GALORE EXPLOSION 40R $5,750 Lot 132 GEMSTONE 719T LAD 132B BUYER: X BAR X, LOMOND, AB SIRE: TH 122 71I VICTOR 719T SOD: KGA 90R LAD 45W

Manitoba Hereford Association Good as Gold December 4, 2015 Auctioneer: Chris Poley

Keystone Center, Brandon, Manitoba Sales Management: Flyer Cattle Co.

Big Gully’s Online/OnFarm Bull & Heifer Sale

December 10, 2015 At the Farm, Maidstone, Saskatchewan Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

AVER AGE

15 19 7 3

Breds Heifer Calves Bull Calves Choice lots Sale grossed $212,900.00

$5,490.00 $3,273.68 $5,807.14 $7,366.66 $4,628.26

AVER AGE

9 9 4 22

Long Yearling Bulls Bull Calves Bred Heifers lots grossed $194,000.00

$9,194.00 $9,250.00 $7,000.00 $8,818.00

Top Sellers

Top Sellers

High Selling Bull Calf $9,250 Lot 2 DTHF CAPONE 46C Buyer: Allen Hurst, Roblin, MB Sire: ANL DM 719T VICTOR 76S ET 47Z SOD: MJT PILGRIM 19U Consignor: Doug Troop Hereford Farm, Brandon, MB

Bull Calves $15,250 Lot 12 BIG-GULLY 102 NORTH FACE 219C Buyer: CP Herefords, Huxley, AB Sire: WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 SOD: MH MOUNUMENT 8151

High Selling Bred $8,500 Lot 9 FBF 10Z LANA 10B Buyer: Winchester Cattle Co, Wayzata, MN Sire: WLB WINCHESTER ANSER 90X 10Z SOD: BLAIR-ATHOL HE DA MAN 49T Consignor: Fossay Herefords, Woodlands, MB High Selling Heifer Calf $5,000 Lot 16 GRH DK 10X ACCENT 15C Buyer: Winchester Cattle Co, Wayzata, MN Sire: GRH 50S FACTOR 10X SOD: WLB ELI 10H 83T Consignor: Greenridge Farms, Fisher Branch, MB

Long Yearling Bulls $13,500 Lot 4 BIG-GULLY WINTER SOLDIER 731B Buyer: Ryan Noble, Lloydminster, AB Sire: C 88X RIBEYE 2011 SOD: PDHR 20J STANMORE 47 $13,500 Lot 10 BIG-GULLY 102 TINY TIM 219B Buyer: Steve Harty, Edam, SK Sire: WCC/CC 1009 GREAT DIVIDE 102 SOD: MH MONUMENT 8151 Bred Heifer $8500 Lot 20 BIG-GULLY 6Z SWEET PEA 919B Buyer: Peter Herefords, Abbotsford, BC Sire: WLB BULL 90X 6Z SOD: PDHR 20J STANMORE 47R 133


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executive director’s report Canadian Hereford Association

By Stephen Scott

E X ECU TIV E D I R ECTO R , CA N A D IA N H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N

As we close out one year and begin a new one………it’s a great time to look at where the breed and the beef industry is heading. We’re seeing great interest in Hereford bulls and females from coast to coast on both commercial and purebred operations. Alan Newport has written some very interesting articles in recent editions of the Drovers Cattle Network, putting the spotlight on breeding decision trends. Looking at photos of “belt buckle” Herefords and photos from the eighties in which the industry chased hitherto unheard of frame scores, we recognize how far the pendulum can swing when chasing an “ideal” phenotype. Newport tells us that statistics from several states demonstrate that calf weaning weights, on average, haven’t increased in more than 20 years, despite selection for bigger calves. This data, being derived from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, only shows significant changes in calf weaning weights during wet and dry years. In other words, weaning weights are more reflective of feed resources available. For some time, increased milk production has been encouraged as a means of increasing calf performance but as Newport points out, the real world correlations have not been as positive as anticipated. The assumption, in other words, is flawed. Newport states that higher milk yield does not convert well to calf weight. In fact, he points out that multiple studies have shown that added pounds of milk production, beyond optimal levels, is negatively correlated with calf growth. While cows DO have to milk, it is pointed out that milk production over the optimum level actually starts costing producers money; often from open cows at the end of the year. Milk is an energetically difficult nutrient to create for a busy mother. Feeding her new calf involves breaking down body energy reserves, all while trying to recover from calving in order to conceive again, while grazing on marginal forage and maintaining her own health. Andy Roberts (USDA-Agriculture Research Service) states in Newport’s article that “managing cows under reduced feed inputs

There will always be goals to chase. However, if we only chase one side of an equation – i.e. increasing weight or decreasing costs - the final outcome could be disastrous. The Vision of the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) is to develop Hereford as the leading profit-oriented, efficiency breed in Canada. Creating efficiency in cattle is finding the balance between the inputs and the outputs – where cattle are truly most profitable for the commercial and seed stock industries. would more than likely result in culling of cows with high feed requirements due to reproductive failure”. Heavy milking cows have high feed requirements. Newport goes on to say that in the same 20-year period of chasing milk production and weaning weights, weaning rate and rebreeding rates have not improved. There will always be goals to chase. However, if we only chase one side of an equation – i.e. increasing weight or decreasing costs - the final outcome could be disastrous. The Vision of the Canadian Hereford Association (CHA) is to develop Hereford as the leading profit-oriented, efficiency breed in Canada. Creating efficiency in cattle is finding the balance between the inputs and the outputs – where cattle are truly most profitable for the commercial and seed stock industries. The Canadian Hereford Association will continue to offer opportunities for breeders to measure efficiency in a variety of different traits in the future in order to ensure that Hereford cattle remain profitable in a commercial setting. I think commercial breeders are looking to Hereford genetics more and more, in order to gain what they have lost in the last decades - balance. I would like to extend best wishes from the staff at the CHA Office to the entire Canadian Hereford membership, commercial cattlemen and Hereford enthusiasts everywhere for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. 134


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Par Stephen Scott

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Une année se termine et une nouvelle commence... c’est le moment idéal pour refléter sur la direction que prennent la race et l’industrie du bœuf. Nous voyons beaucoup d’intérêt pour les taureaux et les femelles Hereford d’un océan à l’autre autant de la part des exploitations commerciales que les élevages pur-sang. Alan Newport a écrit quelques articles très intéressants dans les récentes éditions du journal Drovers, mettant l’accent sur les tendances des décisions en élevage. En regardant les photos des anciens Hereford qui étaient de très petites tailles et celles des années 80 lorsque l’industrie chassait des frames scores sans pareil, nous reconnaissons la puissance du pendule qui peut basculer d’un côté ou de l’autre lors du repérage d’un phénotype « idéal ». Newport nous dit que les statistiques provenant de plusieurs états américains démontrent que les poids au sevrage en moyenne, n’ont pas augmenté depuis plus de 20 ans, malgré la sélection pour des plus gros veaux. Ces données, étant dérivées du Texas, de l’Oklahoma et du Nouveau-Mexique, démontrent des changements significatifs pour les poids des veaux au sevrage ont été observés qu’au cours des années avec de la pluie et des années de sécheresse. En d’autres termes, les poids de sevrage sont surtout influencés par les ressources fourragères disponibles. Depuis un certain temps, on encourage une production laitière accrue comme moyen d’augmenter les performances des veaux, mais comme le souligne Newport, les corrélations du monde réel n’ont pas été aussi positives que prévu. La prise en charge, en d’autres termes, est erronée. Newport déclare que cette production laitière plus élevée ne se convertit pas bien en poids de veau. En fait, il remarque que plusieurs études ont démontré que les livres supplémentaires en production laitière, au-delà des niveaux optimaux, affectent négativement la croissance du veau. Tandis que les vaches doivent toutes produire du lait, il est souligné que la production laitière au delà du niveau optimal, peut être couteuse pour les producteurs puisque souvent elle prévient la reproduction de certaines vaches qui se retrouvent non-gestante à la fin de l’année. Pour compliquer le défi, le lait est un nutriment énergétiquement difficile à créer pour une mère en production. Nourrir son nouveau veau consiste à accéder aux réserves d’énergie de son corps, tout en essayant de récupérer du vêlage afin de concevoir à nouveau, tout en broutant du fourrage marginal et maintenir sa propre santé. Andy Roberts (USDA-Agriculture Research Service) stipule dans l’article de Newport que “la gestion de vaches sous une alimentation réduite, mène fort probablement à l’élimination des vaches avec des exigences alimentaires élevées, en raison d’échec en reproduction”. Les vaches qui sont fortes en lait ont des grandes exigences alimentaires. Newport poursuit en disant que pendant cette même période de 20 ans où le point focal a été de sélectionner pour une plus grande production laitière en espérant d’augmenter les poids au sevrage, aucune amélioration au niveau du taux de sevrage et de la reproduction n’a été obtenue. Il y aura toujours des buts à poursuivre. Cependant, si nous chassons seulement un côté de l’équation – c’est-à-dire augmenter les poids ou diminuer les coûts - le résultat final pourrait être désastreux. La vision de l’Association canadienne Hereford (ACH) est de développer des bovins Hereford axés sur le profit provenant d’une efficacité complète. La création d’efficacité chez les bovins, est de trouver l’équilibre entre les entrées et les sorties – où les animaux sont réellement plus rentables pour les secteurs commerciaux et pour l’élevage. L’Association canadienne Hereford continuera d’offrir dans le futur des opportunités pour ses éleveurs afin de mesurer l’efficience pour une variété de caractères différents et d’assurer que les bovins Hereford canadiens demeurent rentables dans un environnement commercial. Je pense que les producteurs commerciaux se tournent envers la génétique Hereford, afin d’obtenir ce qu’ils ont perdu au cours des dernières décennies, soit un bon équilibre. De la part du personnel de l’association, je profite de l’occasion pour transmettre nos vœux à l’ensemble des membres Hereford du Canada, aux éleveurs commerciaux et aux amateurs de Hereford de partout pour une année 2016 heureuse, de sante et de prospérité.

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Membership Renewals for 2016 Active CHA memberships were automatically renewed for 2016 in early January and a credit card applied, if available. Annual memberships: $150, Young Guns $50 plus applicable tax If any contact information has changed, please contact the CHA office. ($50 of your membership goes to your provincial association)

Attention: Hereford Members from Quebec At the Quebec Hereford Association’s Annual General Meeting held in December 2015, the Quebec Board approved the re-instatement of the $50 provincial levy due to the changes in government funding for Agricultural Associations in Quebec. Canadian Hereford Association Annual Memberships for Quebec members will now be $150/year where $50 of the membership is returned to the Quebec Hereford Association to be used for marketing efforts within the province.

Attention: Membres Hereford du Québec Lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’Associations Hereford du Québec, qui s’est tenue en décembre 2015, le conseil d’administration a approuvé le rétablissement de la charge provinciale de 50 $ en raison des changements au niveau des fonds gouvernementaux pour les associations agricoles du Québec. Donc vos frais annuels d’adhésions provenant de l’association canadienne Hereford seront désormais 150 $/ année, mais 50$ seront retournés à l’Association Hereford du Québec pour leurs efforts de marketing au sein de la province.

New Spring 2016 EPDs were released mid-December. The Spring 2016 Sire Summary can be found on the website under “Cattle Business” in our performance section 2016 Herd Inventories will be ready early January. Watch your mail boxes or online system. Spring 2016 EPD / MPI Reports will be available online or will be mailed with the Inventories The All – Star Program recognizes breeders who fully comply with the THE mandate of complete and accurate reporting of performance data on their animals. For more information check on the website.

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Fee Changes for 2016

Following the December 2015 CHA Board of Directors Meeting there will be two fee changes, as follows: Embryo Calf DNA Testing: The $15 subsidy for these ET calves has been removed, meaning that ET calves will be DNA tested at the regular rate of $40/parentage and abnormality test. THE Fees: After over 10 years without any increases, the THE fees for 2016 enrolment will be $6/cow. In 2016 the CHA will be running 6 EPD evaluations to provide newly calculated EPDs for breeders to market cattle. Running 6 EPD runs per year will also provide much quicker turn around on getting GE-EPDs on cattle if you are using genomics evaluations in your program. The increase in cost to the THE enrolment fee offsets the increase in cost for the additional evaluations in 2016. Five-Generation Pedigree: Access to 5 Generation Pedigrees will be free of charge going forward through your online log-in account. (If you don’t already have a password, contact val@hereford.ca.) If a breeder requests that the CHA print and mail out a five-generation pedigree the cost will remain $10.00. These changes will be reflected on the new 2016 Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2016

NEW for 2016 – EPDS will be calculated 6 times per year! Beginning in 2016, all new Semen Certificate and Non-Semen Certificate AI Permitted sires will be required to have a High Density DNA test done. Similarly, all Donor Dams and In-Herd AI Permitted sires will be required to have a Low Density DNA test done. These tests will identify the genomics of those animals more prolific in the population to keep the development of our genomic evaluation as accurate as possible. To help cover the expense of these tests, the CHA has secured funding so that we can offer the Low Density tests for the same cost as the regular parentage and abnormalities - for a limited time. Therefore Donor Dams & In-Herd AI Permitted bulls will be tested at the regular $40 fee. In the event that funding runs out, the cost will revert to the regular $75. To get in on the reduced rate, please indicate the reason for the test when requesting DNA applications for animals with Donor Dam and AI Sire Permit intentions.

The Tattoo Year Letter for 2016 is “D” Calves must be tattooed before they are six months of age and before applying for registration to be eligible for registration AOK

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New Pocket Herd Books are available. They now have room for 1 18 calves

Do you need a Pocket Herd Book? Contact the CHA office to order your Pocket Herd Book at no charge.

REMEMBER

It’s mandatory to keep accurate/ complete breeding and calving records indefinitely for registered cattle.

Don’t forget to pull that hair! All natural service sires must have a DNA profile. Be sure to pull hair before turning bulls out! • AI sires must be fully parentage verified. Both sire and dam must have DNA • All ET calves must be fully parentage verified • All donor dams must have a DNA profile Contact the office with the animal’s registration number and tattoo for a DNA application. Your request can be faxed or emailed.

Hair samples store indefinitely in paper envelopes, clearly identified, in a dry, dark place such as a filing cabinet. • Consider pulling hair on every animal leaving the farm • Consider when sending a sample to the lab to keep half back in case of loss.

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I bought American genetics… NOW WHAT?

If you are importing animals, semen or embryos to Canada they must meet Canadian Hereford Association rules & regulations. All animals, whether live or semen, which are brought to Canada must be registered in the Canadian Hereford Association Herd Book before their progeny are eligible for registration in Canada. The following documentation is required to register a foreign animal in Canada: • Application to Register a Foreign Animal in Canada • “Original” Certificate of Registration from the country of origin showing Canadian ownership • Transfer Application (if adding additional Canadian owners) Live Bulls also require DNA. If the bull will be used by AI he must be fully parentage verified, which means both of his parents must have DNA as well. Imported Semen – the bull must be fully parentage verified (sire & dam must have DNA) and a CHA AI Sire Permit application will be required so that they can be used as an AI sire in Canada. The CHA does not recognize AI permits from other countries. If the bull has DNA in the country of origin we may be able to request that information from the country of origin. If not, you will be required to supply a new sample to the lab used by the CHA. Live Females, if purchased bred, must have a service certificate issued by the country of origin’s association. Embryos imported to Canada require the following: • Both parents’ DNA • Copy of both parents’ registration certificates verifying they are registered in the country of origin • Five generation pedigree of both parents • Authorization to use the service sire by its owner Progeny resulting from imported embryos will also require a DNA test prior to registration. See forms on the CHA website under Cattle Business/Forms & Information or contact the CHA office .

The Canadian Hereford Association

5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1 herefords@hereford.ca Phone: (403)275-2662 or Toll Free: 1-888-836-7242 Fax: (403)295-1333 or Toll Free: 1-888-824-2329

Disclaimer As an animal pedigree association, the Canadian Hereford Association collects, uses and discloses personal information for the purpose of registering animals and keeping animal pedigrees and for the purpose of carrying out the objects of the Canadian Hereford Association for the benefit of its members. The Canadian Hereford Association does not collect, use or disclose personal information for any purpose unrelated or incompatible with these purposes. By providing your personal information you are consenting to it being collected, used and disclosed for these purposes. Further information about the Canadian Hereford Association’s personal information policies can be obtained by contacting the Association. In regards to DNA testing, when submitting samples you are consenting to the samples being analyzed and stored for the purposes of pedigree verification, registration and breed improvement programs and that the resulting data will only be used for these purposes and is the property of the Canadian Hereford Association.

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2015 year end summary - committee reports Canadian Hereford Association Marketing Report

By David Reid

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The year 2015 has seen record prices for livestock sales across Canada. Demand for high quality breeding stock has been phenomenal with Hereford and Hereford Influence cattle leading the way in many markets. Our association continues to reach commercial and purebred producers throughout Canada and around the world, through social media, print advertising and our online presence. Our marketing program has solidified our position globally with outstanding recognition and “branding” - The Breed You Can Trust. As the world changes, so do our marketing efforts. We are evolving into the social media era with both anticipation and caution. We will continue to explore options and develop strategies going into the New Year. For 2016, we have decided to retain our advertising presence on the inside cover of the Cattlemen Magazine. To keep our “branding” consistent, we will feature a similar ad format to those of previous years. This campaign continues to provide our breed with excellent visibility in a national publication. Brad & Samara continue to work hard to keep a fresh look to our website. Ongoing updates and improved functionality assists producers searching for key information and resource material. Demand for the banner advertisements on the website has been strong. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your program to the world. Contact Samara for details. Check out the CHA’s website at www.hereford.ca . For breaking news and information, follow us on Twitter. Communication, current performance reporting and information sharing remain key to all successful business operations. We continue to source research data, marketing ideas and membership information through the Canadian Hereford Digest articles and the extremely successful Digest Forward e-newsletter. Your marketing committee welcomes your input on information and the type of resource material you would like to see. The CHA’s line of promotional materials continues to be updated to offer you many choices. New attractive clothing options in jackets, sweaters, hats and CJHA junior items can be seen at shows and events nationwide. The majority of our provincial associations are using these items at conferences, trade shows and industry events. The CHA MOE-approved red show jackets are a hit. They were seen at events across Canada, promoting our breed. Many exhibitors showed off the new attire in the ring and around the barns. Check out the new posters and new brochures released in the spring, to assist you in your marketing efforts. Our team at the CHA and Canadian Hereford Digest would be pleased to work with you on your next advertising campaign. Thank you to Brad and Samara for their hard work and dedication and to provincial marketing committee members, past and present, for helping the CHA fulfils its goals and for making everyone proud to be a Hereford breeder. 140

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By Doug Mann

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It has been a privilege to chair the HBI committee for the past year. The HBI committee continues to develop tools that will enhance the breed’s standing and allow producers to make informed breeding decisions. We encourage breeders to put forth ideas that we can develop to continually improve our breed. The Feed Efficiency project continues to proceed. Thank you to the breeders who participated. The data being collected will benefit all and give hard data to our claim of being a feed-efficient breed, rather than having to rely on anecdotal claims. Since feed is the most costly input in raising cattle, selection can be made to increase the profitability of an operation without any direct negative correlation with other traits. At the moment, we are discussing how to report RFI values so that it is easily understood and does not unfairly discount some animals. Breeders will see a change in the MPI (maternal productivity index) calculation in 2016. A bit more emphasis will be placed on calving ease, birth weight, and “stayability”, with a bit less on milk. We feel this is a better representation of this maternal index and will explain some re-ranking of the MPI trait leaders. If there are questions about this, feel free to contact me or the CHA office staff. The number of EPD runs will increase in 2016, which should accommodate more of the bull and female sales as well as those breeders with a later calving season. A clean compliance report and submission of data will still be needed for the all-star program. The THE (Total Herd Enrolment) program continues to grow with 82% of cattle registered being on THE. Many thanks to all participating breeders. The HBI committee is made up of Hereford breeders with a broad scope of expertise in the livestock business. Our goal is breed improvement and we continually look for things that can be quantitatively evaluated so that producers can use these tools with confidence. Our thanks to the Hereford breeders who accurately and objectively collect and report data. My thanks to the following people who are on the HBI committee: Andy Schuepbach, Don Richardson, Ross Bricker, Lance Leachman, Wallace Pugh and Jay Cross.


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By Karen Schiml C H A Pro g ra m s a n d M e dia C o o rdina to r

By Albert Rimke C H AI R M A N S H OW CO M M IT T EE

It’s been a great first year as a the Canadian Hereford Association’s (CHA’s) Show Committee Chairman. Shows across the country in 2015 have been well attended and in the case of most of the National shows, there has been a dramatic increase in Hereford cattle exhibited. This year, the Show Committee consisted of CHA Directors Phillip Thorne, Blaine Brost, Leon Silk, Murray Andrews and me.; along with provincial presidents Murray Gore (BC), Blair Fenton (AB), Dale Shilington (SK), Brent Blaine (MB), Kevin Brown (ON), Ricky Bushey (QC) and Ellen Crane (Maritmes). The committee meets annually during Hereford Week in Canada which combines the CHA AGM and the Canadian Junior Hereford Association’s (CJHA’s) National Junior Show, Bonanza. The committee’s main role is to ensure that Mark of Excellence (MOE) Rules and Regulations are up to standard at all MOE shows across Canada. This year, there were 100 animals exhibited at the CJHA’s Bonanza. At the Eastern National Hereford Show, held at Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 140 head were exhibited. The Western National Hereford Show was held at Farmfair International where 100 head were exhibited. Also at Farmfair, another successful Hereford Genes event was organized by the Alberta Hereford Association. The Canadian National Show, held at Agribition, put the spotlight on 250 head of Hereford cattle. This year, the CHA had many international guests who were thoroughly impressed with the quality of animals exhibited at the National Show. Congratulations to all the exhibitors from across the country who took time to compete in one of the 22 MOE shows held across Canada this year. In all, there were 1,555 head exhibited in MOE shows across the country this year. In 2016, there will be new Canadian Hereford Stall cards available as well as a change in the National Show locations for the fall of 2016. The Western National Hereford Show will be held in October 2016 at the Manitoba Ag Ex. Good luck to all those involved in hosting the Western National in Brandon in 2016. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind all provincial associations to have their 2016 MOE show nominations emailed in to Karen Schiml, Programs and Media Coordinator at the CHA office, no later than Feb 1st, 2016. If you have suggestions, questions or concerns to be discussed by the Show Committee, please contact me or your provincial representative. Good luck in the Ring in 2016!

The fourth year of Residual Feed Intake trials is off to a great start with 180 bulls currently on trial and with estimates of nearly 200 for the upcoming spring trial which has bulls being delivered by January 15th, 2016. Our membership continues to find value in finding the range of RFI values within the Hereford Breed, and developing Canada’s first RFI EPD. To help mitigate some of the trial expense, Alberta Livestock and Meat Association has awarded the CHA grant funding to cover the cost of HD Genotyping for both the fall and spring trials. Dr. John Crowley, Director of Scientific and Industry Advancement with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council and also a Research Geneticist with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, explains that, to date, the CHA has performance tested 1,200 bulls in order to assess growth rates and feed efficiency on these animals. The majority of these performance tests were done at Olds College, Olds, Alberta and lasted, on average, 105 days, including a warm-up/adaptation period. Feed intake was measured daily using the Growsafe system with live weights taken on entry to the test and subsequently every two weeks. Ultrasound body measurements were also taken at the end of test. Average daily gain (ADG) and average daily dry matter intake (DMI) were subsequently calculated for this data. As a measure of feed efficiency, residual feed intake was calculated. Essentially, this is the amount of observed DMI, less predicted DMI. A lower or negative RFI value is desirable. Another way to look at RFI is to think of it as an adjusted feed intake (i.e. feed intake adjusted for ADG, live weight [actually liveweight^0.75 as a proxy for maintenance requirements] and body composition [fat gain requires more energy than lean gain]). Genetic evaluation for feed efficiency was then performed. After edits, 1,050 observations of RFI remained. A pedigree consisting of 5,654 accounted for relationships between animals. Data was additionally corrected for age on test, age of dam and contemporary (test) group. EPDs were generated and subsequently published. The heritability of RFI was deemed to be 0.36, which is in line with other scientific literature estimates. All tested animals were genotyped and genomically enhanced EPDs (GE-EPD) - a more accurate EPD - will be available in early 2016. Results for animals currently on test will be available for the next evaluation run which will also add to the overall accuracy of these genetic merit estimates. As the trials continue to gather feed intake information and EPDs are calculated, the rankings of existing bulls may change, along with their accuracies but the animal’s actual RFI value will not change. It is important to continue collecting physical data to validate and maintain the EPD equations. While traditional EPDs are based on pedigree and performance data, GE-EPDs include additional information obtained from SNP DNA testing, further improving accuracy. RFI EPDs are on the CHA website under the Cattle Business/Research tab. RFI is an economically important trait that helps us demonstrate how Hereford cattle are more efficient and we are actively selecting for the most efficient the breed has to offer. This is one of the few traits that benefit cattle throughout the entire beef value chain, improving profitability and making Herefords more attractive for all sectors. RFI information provides value to your commercial customers. Feedlots look closely at efficiency and efficient, sustainable production is also important to consumers, as it factors into the affordability of beef.

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provincial reports Ontario Ontario Hereford Association 2253 Concession 14 Greenock Twp. R.R. # 2 Cargill, ON, N0G 1J0 Phone: (519) 366-1260 ont.herefords@sympatico.ca www.ontarioherefords.ca

By Kevin Brown O N TA R I O H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N PR E SI D EN T Ron Wells O N TA R I O H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N S EC R E TA RY/ M A N AG ER Well, it has happened! Maybe it is more accurate to call this an adjustment, rather than a drop, in the price we are getting for our product. The consumer will surely welcome any downward trend at the meat counter. We do not need to see the consumer back off any further in their beef consumption. There is a saying that I have heard over the years – ‘The day you buy, is the day you sell’, and this certainly applies to the beef business of today. No one knows this better than our feedlot owners as they are the ones taking the ‘hit’ at this present time. The Ontario Hereford Association has had a very rewarding year. I am not referring to financially, although that is important, but I am referring to the goals that were set at the beginning of the year and the achievements met. The upward trend continues in the Ontario Hereford A ssociation membership, increasing by 30 members (50% of which are new members) over 2014. This brings our total membership to the largest it has been since 2003. We now exceed 250 members, including Lifetime and Young Gun members. This number does not account for our 162 Junior Association members. EASTERN NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR

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Nadine and I take this opportunity to thank the Ontario Hereford Association (OHA) Board of Directors and the membership, as well as Stephen Scott and the Canadian Hereford Association, for their recognition and presentation to us and our family at the Royal. It has been very rewarding to work with the breeders, including our enthusiastic

rewarding as one of our Ontario juniors, Nicholas Dunsmore, held the winning ticket stub. Nicholas chose the heifer calf consignment from Hidden-View Polled Herefords. My sincere ‘Thank you’ goes to Dave and Fran Cavanagh, and Leon Silk, for their added assistance in my absence. As I write this report, 2015 is coming

As I write this report, 2015 is coming to a close and plans are well underway for 2016, including the Ontario Hereford Association social and annual meeting that will be held on April 8th and 9th at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, Peterborough, Ontario. Full details will be in our Winter Ontario Hereford News coming out in February, and you can access this information on our website at www.ontarioherefords.ca. junior association and we have sincerely enjoyed marketing the Hereford breed. Once again, our breeders did the breed proud as they paraded 145 head before judge Jason Hoffman, for his evaluation. It was very encouraging to see new breeders and so many juniors, with their own cattle, participating. Thanks to our barn bosses, Jill Corp and Laura Naismith; show organizer Sheila James and all the volunteers. The Dream Team Event was again very successful and

to a close and plans are well underway for 2016, including the Ontario Hereford Association social and annual meeting that will be held on April 8th and 9th at the Holiday Inn Waterfront, Peterborough, Ontario. Full details will be in our Winter Ontario Hereford News coming out in February, and you can access this information on our website at www.ontarioherefords.ca. Have a happy, successful calving!

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Manitoba Hereford Association Group 405 Box 7 RR 4 Brandon,MB, R7A 5Y4 Phone: (204) 728-6080 jonesp@mymts.net www.mbhereford.ca

By Vivian Jones

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Happy New Year 2016 and best wishes to everyone from the MHA! The MHA would like to apologize for the misprint in the October issue with regard to the Field Day results. It should have read - The Grand Champion Heifer Calf: Leveldale Aywon Jade 5Z 10C was exhibited by Leveldale Polled Herefords and Ross Madson. In October, there was a MOE Show at the AG-EX in Brandon. We would like to send a special thanks to our Judge, Jim Duke, our announcer, Lyle Roberts and to our ringman, Roy Manns. Also, thanks to all the Exhibitors who took time out of their busy schedules to show their cattle, and to everyone else who helped to make things run smoothly.

Reserve Champion Two Year Old Female NCX Miss Alexis 2A – Gabrielle Cheremshynski

AG-EX Show Results: Junior Champion Heifer Calf Roselawn Cassidy 106A 7C – Wallace Mitchell Junior Reserve Champion Heifer Calf GRH Caramel 20C – Greenridge Farms

Junior Champion Bull Calf GRH 1X Matrix – Greenridge Farms Junior Reserve Champion Bull Calf Til-Toba Callahan – Til-Toba Polled Herefords

Senior Champion Heifer Calf M-R 236Y Lucy 92C – Mission Ridge Herefords Senior Reserve Champion Calf Leveldale Aywon Jade 5Z 10C – Leveldale Polled Herefords Yearling Champion Female Dorbay Miss Brandy 408B – Dorbay Polled Herefords Reserve Yearling Champion Female XLP 75Z Dakota 48B – Lone Pine Cattle Services

Senior Champion Female MJT 151R Aimee 454Y – Mission Ridge Herefords Reserve Senior Champion Female MAR 346R Daisy 45W – Jay Rimke Grand Champion Female Dorbay Miss Azalea 408A – Dorbay Polled Herefords Reserve Grand Champion Female NCX Miss Alexis 2A – Gabrielle Cheremshynski

Senior Bull Calf Champion XLP MDF Stone 108C – Lone Pine Cattle Services Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion KTCT 123 Billy 3C – Keith Troop Junior Bull Champion LV On The Job L 63B – LV Farms Ltd. - Logan Martinson Junior Reserve Champion Bull XLP KPH LCPH Tribute ET 707B – Little Creek Polled Herefords, Lone Pine Cattle Services and Kirby Polled Herefords

Senior Champion Bull GRLZ Kingpin 73A – Mission Ridge Herefords Reserve Champion Bull LV Project X L 14A – LV Farms Ltd Grand Champion Bull LV On The Job L 63B – LV Farms Ltd Reserve Grand Champion Bull GRH 10X Matrix 23C – Greenridge Farms Premier Breeder and Exhibitor Lone Pine Cattle Services Congratulations to Bobby Jo Foster who won the 4-H draw for $500, and who purchased a calf from Doug Troop to show at Bonanza in 2016. Our Good As Gold Sale, held on December 4th, was a very successful sale, grossing $212,900. The average sale price was $4,628.26. A special thanks to Flyer Cattle Company for their continued involvement in making sure the sale is a success each year. The next Good As Gold Sale will be held next year - December 2nd, 2016. We hope to see you there. Congratulations to Bernie Dueck, Firdale Herefords, for being named MHA Commercial Breeder of the Year and to Connie Gliech of Gleich Herefords, on receiving the Ambassador Award. Presentations were made at the MHA AGM on January 9th in Brandon. Have a great year, and we hope to see you at the Western National Show in Brandon next October.

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By Marilyn Charlton

Looking back on 2015, the Saskatchewan Hereford Association (SHA) had another successful year. The SHA held its annual meeting in July at Vibank. The association continues to focus on the promotion of the breed while maintaining financial stability. Dale Shillington of Prince Albert, was re-elected President and Stephen Myer of Maidstone, was reelected Vice President. Murray Andrews was re-elected to the Canadian Hereford Association Board. The SHA welcomed new board member Kur tis Reid of Hepburn, Saskatchewan. Thank you to Gordon Gustafson, who steps down this year, for his many years of service to the Saskatchewan board. Along with the annual meeting, the fifth annual Beef-A-Rama event was held for the juniors and it featured 31 participants and 69 head of cattle. Thank you to Rob and Dawn O’Connor for organizing and hosting this event for our juniors. In Januar y 201 5, the Nor thwest Saskatchewan Hereford Club held its annual meeting at North Battleford. Darren and Kari Rae Manchester of

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Manchester Polled Herefords, Senlac, Saskatchewan, were presented with the Breeder of the Year award from the zone. On August 6th this zone held

The eighth annual T-Bar Invitational Golf Tournament was held in Saskatoon in June and was once again an overwhelming success, raising close to $52,000 for youth in the beef industry. its annual field day at Turtleford Fair Grounds where over 100 head of cattle were on display. Conrad Fenton of Irma, Alberta, was the judge. After the show and during supper, the Northwest Club made presentations to the club’s honor roll. They are as follows: Purebred Breeder Award: The LaClare Family, of Poplar Dell Hereford Ranch Commercial Producer Award: Ron Jarvis Young Guns Award: Kurtis Reid This past year, Harold and Maurice Oddan

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and Bert Anderson were presented with the Canadian Hereford Association 50year membership pins. Congratulations to all three recipients! The Southeast Hereford zone held its annual meeting in May at White Bear Lake, where Jeremy Brooks was elected President and Chad Wilson was elected Vice President. Bob and Norma Watson were honored for their contribution to the zone and Hereford breed. In August, the zone’s field day and MOE show was held at the Lohner Farm, at Kipling. Judges for the day were: Wayne Henderson, Gordon Gustafson and Melvin Freitag. The eighth annual T-Bar Invitational Golf Tournament was held in Saskatoon in June and was once again an

The association will be producing a new breeder directory in 2016 so watch for them at provincial events. overwhelming success, raising close to $52,000 for youth in the beef industry. The last event of 2015 for the association

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provincial reports S A S K AT C H E WA N Saskatchewan Hereford Association P.O. Box 713 Weyburn, Saskatchewan S4H 2K8 Phone: (306) 842-6149 skhereford@sasktel.net www.saskhereford.com

was the hosting of the National Hereford Show at Canadian Western Agribition this past November. The show saw a significant increase in the number of

class, division and champion winners. Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers and breeders for your continued support. Congratulations to the Hereford breeders

The association was pleased to announce the induction of Duncan Lees into the Canadian Hereford Association Honour Roll. The presentation to Duncan was made during the National Hereford Show at Agribition. who were selected in the RBC Supreme Challenge as top ten finalists: Haroldsons Delta ET 69A exhibited by Haroldsons Polled Herefords, of Wawota, Saskatchewan, with additional owner Wascana Cattle Co.; TCF JVJ 11X The Goods 305A exhibited by The Cliffs Farm, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, with additional The induction of Duncan Less into the CHA Honour Roll owners Joe Vey cattle entered in the show with exhibitors from across Canada and the United States. Congratulations to all of the

RBC Supreme Finalist: Lloydminster Polled Grand Champion TCF JVJ 11X The Goods 305A exhibited by The Cliffs Farm, Saskatoon, SK, with additional owners Joe Vey Jr. and HMS Hi-Cliffe

Jr. and HMS Hi-Cliffe; and Triple A 2059 Bam Bam ET 11B exhibited by Triple A Herefords, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. The association was pleased to announce the induction of Duncan Lees into the Canadian Hereford Association Honour Roll. The presentation to Duncan was made during the National Hereford Show at Agribition. For the past 20 years, the association has hosted the Red Coat Classic in conjunction with the Hereford show at Agribition. For the second year in a row, Standard Hill Livestock of Maidstone, Saskatchewan, received the Grand Prize for their entry Standard-Hill Virginia 3C, selected by the membership ticket holder Danny Dodsworth of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. The association will be producing a new breeder directory in 2016 so watch for them at provincial events. We wish everyone the best of success in 2016!

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provincial reports A L B E R TA

Alberta Hereford Association RR #2 New Norway, AB T0B 3L0 Phone: (780) 855-3912 abherefords@xplornet.ca www.albertaherefords.com

President Blair Fenton

By Blair Fenton A LB ER TA H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N PR E SI D EN T & Susanne Fankhanel A L B ER TA H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N M A N AG ER Manager Susanne Fankhanel

The past year was challenging, with the low levels of moisture in parts of the province giving some breeders a run for their money. Grass challenges turned into challenges getting hay and grain crops off for harvest season, when it finally started raining. It always makes everyone kick their boots around a bit to see if they are really meaning business. The Association was busy with the yearly events that I attend as you see the list is growing from the past years. But I would have to say that I am getting excited to host the Canadian Hereford Association’s AGM and Bonanza in Alberta in 2016. I welcome all breeders around the province to come and support our Junior Members across Canada while they show their cattle. It will be a full 4 days of education, fun and hard work for these youth members we have in our Breed.

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January – Canadian Bull Congress, Camrose, AB Januar y – Peace Countr y Bull Congress February – Oyen Pen Show, Oyen, AB March – Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, AB June – Annual General Meeting & AJHA Provincial Show, Wetaskiwin, AB July – Calgary Stampede Steer Show – Sponsorship August – 21st Annual Hardisty Field Day, Hardisty, AB – Northern Club October – Balog British Breeds Event – Sponsorship November – 8th Annual Hereford Genes Event – Northern Club – AHA sponsored event. November – Farmfair, Edmonton, AB December – Medicine Hat Pen Show, Medicine Hat, AB – Sponsorship 4-H Prints (146) given to all 4-H Members that had a Hereford or Hereford Influence project in the 2014 – 2015 4-H year. Extra Prizes (25) were given out to members that won Champion, Reser ve Champion and Rate of Gain at Club, District or Regional level.

Congratulations to the following breeders that were recognized in these categories at the Annual Meeting held at Wetaskiwin for the Annual General Meeting: Purebred Breeder of the Year: Rutledge Herefords, Hardisty, AB Commercial Cattleman of the Year: Ken Guenthner and Family, Consort, AB Hall of Fame: Al & Lori Fenton, Irma, AB In November, the eighth annual Hereford Genes Event was held prior to Farmfair, with over 400 people in attendance. Congratulations to Chittick Family Hereford Ranch for having their bull picked as the winner of the event. The Chittick Family Hereford Ranch won both Champion Rancher’s Choice Bull and Bull Calf, while Ace Herefords won the Reserve Champion Rancher’s Choice Bull. Flewelling Cattle Co. had the Reserve Champion Rancher’s Choice Bull Calf. It was great seeing the commercial r a n c h e r s a t th e eve nt . B re e d e r s participating in the event did a great job. Also, congratulations to all the Junior Hereford members that were in the UFA show and were able to place in their classes. Congratulations to everyone that week!! Thank you again for the “hellos” everyone gives me at the booth and I do invite you to attend Bonanza 2016 which will be held in Olds, AB this coming August. Look for more details in your association’s communications in the upcoming months.


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British Columbia Hereford Association 5160 Skyline Way, NE , Calgary , Alberta T2E 6V1 Phone: (604)856-5755 3-d-l@telus.net www.bchereford.ca

President Murray Gore

Secretary Janice Tapp

By Murray Gore B C H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N PR E SI D EN T & Janice Tapp S EC R E TA RY O F T H E B C H ER EFO R D A S S O CIATI O N REFLECTIONS ON 2015 FROM BC It’s the start of a new year And as we reflect On the days that are past Some gains we detect. Bull sales were stronger From the farm, to the ring And heifers sold better Than normal this spring. Cattle numbers were greater At fairs, M O Es More breeders came out And had cattle at these. At our Club A G Ms Attendance increased Field days were held Pessimism decreased.

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4Hers with Herefords A story can tell; Juniors showed Seniors How to do it as well. News becomes quiet In BC in the fall Though at Agribition Our juniors stood tall.

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The future holds promise For continued success To keep the trend goingAnd we wish you no less! ALL THE BEST FROM THE BREEDERS IN BC! Grand Champion Female Class at IPE

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I would like to recognize the efforts of the exhibitors, volunteers, sponsors, staff and guests for making the 2015 show season an incredible success. The combined efforts at countless shows across Canada demonstrates why we are recognized for our world-class genetics. By all accounts, cattle entries were up over last year, there were more international visitors than there have

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increasingly globally competitive landscape such as the beef cattle industry, it is important to be efficient and utilize all available technologies. If you wait to see how it works out for your neighbour or someone from another breed, it may be to late. As a high-cost producer, we can compete but we will have the greatest chance of success by utilizing and embracing the tools available to us in Canada.

The inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) will be held in Calgary from August 9-11, 2016. This event is geared toward producers as there will be sessions that are directly relevant to your farm operations. It will also be an opportunity to become engaged with industry organizations and network with other breeders, commercial cattlemen, international guests, researchers and government officials. More information on the conference will be available over the course of the coming months at www.canadianbeefindustryconference. com. Consider this your invitation to attend. been in several years, and the cattle looked terrific. As we look forward to 2016 and we begin strategizing for next year, I encourage you to look at adopting new technologies into your operation. This may be a new farm management software program, an updated piece of machinery or looking into incorporating new science-based genetic selection methods. The cattle market has seen several of its best years in decades marking a good time to invest in moving your farm operation into the future. In an

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The inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) will be held in Calgary from August 9-11, 2016. This event is geared toward producers as there will be sessions that are directly relevant to your farm operations. It will also be an opportunity to become engaged with industry organizations and network with other breeders, commercial c at tlemen , international gue st s , researchers and government officials. More information on the conference will be available over the course of the coming months on the website www.

canadianbeefindustryconference.com. Consider this your invitation to attend and I look forward to seeing you there. The CBBC will continue to work on behalf of purebred producers to develop markets for Canadian genetics. We will also work closely with industry and government to ensure that the unique perspective of purebred breeders is heard. Also, we will continue to work closely with breed associations to create value for your memberships by accessing funds for new and existing programs as well as for other initiatives. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact the CBBC office.


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CJHA President report C A N A D I A N J U N I O R H E R E F O R D A S S O C I AT I O N Canadian Junior Hereford Association 5160 Skyline Way, NE , Calgary , Alberta T2E 6V1 Phone: 1-888-836-7242 herefords@hereford.ca www.hereford.ca

By Cassandra Gorrill

H a p p y N e w Ye a r H e r e f o r d enthusiasts! I hope everyone had a good holiday with family and friends and are looking forward to what this year’s calf crop will bring! Looking back at 2015, we saw a lot of accomplishments and successes for the Hereford industry and for the Juniors themselves. Congratulations

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donation programs. These two projects especially, are a fantastic tool to give Juniors the help they need in building their own herd. Thank you to all the breeders and those in the industry who continue to support our projects within the Canadian Junior Hereford Association and who make them

A new year brings back all of our opportunities for you to take part in. Be sure to renew your council fee so you can participate in your provincial shows and Bonanza 2016 in Olds, Alberta. Your council fee also enables you to take advantage of the heifer lottery and the semen donation programs. These two projects especially, are a fantastic tool to give Juniors the help they need in building their own herd. on all your achievements this past show season, in showmanship and with exhibiting your own cattle. It’s great to see the many young breeders excelling with their own cattle and all the hard work you put into your passion. The calibre of cattle that I saw this show season, especially at Agribition and the Royal, was outstanding. I’m proud to be part of a breed that breeds consistency and performance. A new year brings back all of our opportunities for you to take part in. Be sure to renew your council fee so you can participate in your provincial shows and Bonanza 2016 in Olds, Alberta. Your council fee also enables you to take advantage of the heifer lottery and the semen

as successful as they are for the Juniors. Thank you also to those in the Hereford office for another year of hard work and organization. A reminder to all the Juniors to address questions or concerns to your provincial delegates who can bring those items for discussion to our national council meeting for discussion in March. You can also reach me at cassandragorrill@ hotmail.ca or 705-879-1790. The National Council is here to make your experience as a junior member the best it can be and we’d love to hear from you. I look forward to working with an excellent National Council board, and to seeing everyone with th eir p roje c t s this year! Wishing you all the best in 2016!

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Thank You from the Canadian Junior Hereford Association!!! Over the past year, the CJHA has received a great deal of support. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of those who help make the CJHA what it is. Without your participation in programs like the Heifer Lottery, Semen Donation, and the CJHA Auction, the CJHA would not enjoy the level of success it does. Nor would it be able to boast such a high calibre of Junior Members. THANK YOU! 18th Annual Auction Michael Goodine Rhonda Alward Matheson Farms Sandra McFarlane Judy Finseth Quebec Jr Hereford Assoc. JK Fraser Cattle Jill Corp Nicole Booth Katie Mastine Lilybrook Herefords David & Denise Bekkers Jory Donovan New View Farm Bob Best Dusty Breeze Farm Brandon Fraser Dave Ennis Ken Pavi Allison Mastine Whiskey lane Livestock Rock’n “h” Herefords Christy Fraser Double Knot Herefords Allison Booth Jennifer Mastine Green Diamond Equipment Brenda Bell Jamie O’Shea Michelle Rimke Samantha Rimke Abby Hunter Oakridge Farms T Bar C Cattle Co. Cheremshynski Family Kathy Reid Janice Tapp Jolene Bradley Jason Peters Ken Paul Cole Hunter Abby Hunter Phillip Thorne Paul & Jennifer Mastine Andy Carter Rimke Family Jake Matheson Rebecca Hess 150

HMS Hi-Cliffe Lupul Family Julie Bradley Bonnie Woodhouse Triple A Herefords Cedarwood Polled Herefords Gavin Bradley Crane Cattle Company Lloyd Francis Grundy Family Hess Family McLaughlin Family Gavin & Callum Bradley Flyer Cattle Co. Langley Horne AM Ranching Jason Peters Allyson Raymond Bentville Farms Jeremy Charlton Sharon Crittenden Fox & Hounds Pub Bayview Darrell Bruce YV Ranch Brock Black Sunny Brook Farm Leonard Allen Belinda Hunter BLK Homestead Farm Ingrid Black Luke Andrew David Reid Craig Smith Allison Mastine 2016 Junior Calendar 3-D-L Polled Herefords ABH Farms AM Ranching Aqua Hollow Ranch ANL Polled Herefords Allen’s Herefords AXA Polled Herefords Ayrey Herefords Bar J M Herefords Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Bar RZ Polled Herefords Barefoot Polled Herefords

Batho Farms Bieber Herefords Big Gully Farms Black’s Cattle Co Bonanza 2016 Braun Ranch Breton West Herefords Burnside Herefords Blairs. Ag Cattle Co. Bonaventure Hereford Ranch Brooks Farm Carlrams Ranching Carter’s Auction Services Cedarwood Polled Herefords Chestermere Herefords Chokecherry Lane Herefords Chula Vista Polled Herefords Church Ranch Clay Enterprises Copper Creek Ranch Copper-T Ranch Coppertone Farms Corbiell Herefords Corp Creek Farms Courtney Herefords Church Ranch Crane Cattle Company Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords Crone Herefords Double H Cattle Co Doug Troop Polled Herefords Deanfield Ranch Dallas Farms DKC Herefords East Central Ontario Whiteface Classic Sale Echo Valley Farm Flyer Cattle Company Fossay Herefords Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. Flewelling Cattle Co. Garrett Ranch LTD Gillepsie Hereford Ranch Gleich Herefords Glennethy Farms Golden Horn Ranch Grant Rolston Photography GRLN Livestock

Guilford Farms Guilford Hereford Ranch GWG Polled Herefords Golden Oak Livestock Harvie Ranching Hereford GRLZ Herefords Today/TBarC/Today’s Publishing/ BuyAgro.com

Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd. Hills Galore Stock Farms HMS Hi-Cliffe Hidden Meadow Farms Hidden View Polled Herefords Hip-Hop Herefords J-Jac Herefords JK Fraser Cattle Jones Hereford Ranches Johner Stock Farms JoNomn Hereford Ranch Justamere Farms Ltd. K-Cow Ranch Keith Gilmore Foundation Kootenay Polled Herefords KTCT Polled Herefords KLR Polled Herefords Leveldale Polled Herefords Lian-Mor Polled Herefords Libke Polled Herefords Lilybrook Herefords LV Farms LTD Lyons Polled Herefords Little Fort Herefords Lost Lake Ranch Lohner Herefords Lone Pine Cattle Services Manitoba Hereford Association Manns Polled Herefords McCoy Cattle Co McLennan Herefords Murphy Ridge Farms MDG Polled Herefords Mission Ridge Herefords Murphy Ridge Farms Medonte Highlands Polled Herefords NCX Polled Herefords NBG Polled Herefords


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Thank You Continued Old Birch Hill Farms Ontario Hereford Association Oulton Farms Phantom Creek Livestock Prairie Rose Stock Farms Quebec Hereford Association Rawcliffe Grange Stock Farm Richardson Ranch Rock’n “h” Herefords Roselawn Polled Herefords RSK Farms Rutledge Herefords Rocking G River Valley Polled Herefords River Road Farms Sampson’s Thunderbird Ranch Schrader Herefords Shar-Lo Farms

Six South Acres SNS Herefords Square D Polled Herefords Strath-Brae Farm S.P. Polled Herefords Taboo Polled Herefords The Cliffs/JVJ Polled Herefords/HMS Hi-Cliffe Thunderbrook Farms Thurston Livestock Trent Hill Polled Herefords The Amigos Production Sale Vanden Boar Polled Herefords Vintage Land & Cattle Co. Wasden Cattle CO Whiskey Lane Livestock Wunderbar Polled Herefords Wilson Lees/Blair-Athol

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Xports International YV Ranch Semen Donation Alta Genetics ANL Polled Herefords Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Barefoot Polled Herefords Big Gully Farm Breton West Herefords Brost Land and Cattle Co. Ltd. Church Ranch Canadian Sires Cayley Brown Copper Creek Ranch Copper T Ranch Doenz Ranches Double J Polled Herefords Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc.

Flewelling Cattle Co. Glenrose Polled Herefords Harvie Ranching Haroldson’s Polled Herefords Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd. K-Cow Ranch LC Holdings Lillybrook Herefords Inc. Lohner Herefords NCX Polled Herefords Phantom Creek Polled Herefords Remitall West Polled Herefords Richardson Ranch Square-D Polled Herefords WLB Polled Herefords

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Congratulations to the CJHA Members who have purchased their Heifers: Whitney Ball, Ontario - $1,500 Grand Prize Winner - Purchased ELM-LODGE CONFETTI 52C at Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Source for Success, Indian River, SK Connor Morse, Nova Scotia - $750 Prize Winner - Purchased BLAIR-ATHOL 0124 BECCA 3C at Blair Athol Haroldson’s & Guests Sale, Arcola, SK Matthew Charlton, Saskatchewan - $750 Prize Winner - Purchased GHC C5 MISS DUCHESS 65C at Crittenden Brothers Polled Herefords in Imperial, Saskatchewan Jory Donovan, Prince Edward Island - $500 Regional Winner - Purchased ELM-LODGE CINDERELLA 2C at Elmlodge Polled Herefords, Source for Success, Indian River, SK Levi Rimke, Manitoba - $500 Regional Winner - Purchased C&T 106A RACHELLE 2C at the C&T “Take the Next Step” Sale in Kisbey, Saskatchewan Hunter Millham, Saskatchewan - $500 Regional Winner - Purchased HEIDECKER HMS CELESTE ET 3C at the Hereford Harvest Sale in Vibank,Saskatchewan Andrew Dunsmore, Ontario - $500 Regional Winner - Purchased AXA 200Z ZIPPEDY 502C at the AXA Farms Sale of the East in Wilmot, New Brunswick

Heifer Lottery 2015 Participants Private Treaty/ Sanctioned Sales AXA Farms– Sale of the East Agribition Sale AM Ranching Amigos Production Sale ANL Polled Herefords Atlantic Bonus Sale Autumn Alliance XXVIV Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch Big Gully Farms Blair Athol/ Haroldson & Friends Blair’s Ag. Breton West Herefords Brost Land & Cattle Company C&T Cattle Co. Take the Next Step

Church Ranch Copper Creek Ranch Coulee Crest Ranch

Justamere Farms Ltd. K-Cow Ranch Kevin & Joanne Fraser Crittenden Brothers Polled Herefords Lilybrook Herefords Elite Genetics Online Sale Lone Pine Cattle Services RSK Farms & Leveldale Polled Herefords Hereford Harvest Dallas Farms LV Farms Fenton Hereford Ranch MHA Good as Gold Sale Gillespie Hereford Ranch Mission Ridge Herefords Golden Oak Livestock Misty Valley Farms Harvie Ranching NCX Polled Herefords HMS Hi - Cliffe Oulton Farms Holloway Farms Pierson Ranch Jo Nomn Hereford Ranch Raymond Chittick

Remitall West Richardson Ranch – 6th Annual Online Sale River Valley Polled Herefords Roselawn Polled Herefords Source for Success Sale Square D Production Sale Stromsmoe Herefords Production Sale Twin View Polled Herefords Walnut Drive Farms YV Ranch

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Hereford Farewells HENRY A.M. JENSON December 22, 1929 – January 9, 2015 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Henry Jenson. He passed away in St. Anthony’s Hospital, Esterhazy, Saskatchewan, after a brief illness at the age of 85 years. Outside of the two years that he worked for the TD Bank following high school, Henry lived his entire life in the Churchbridge area where farmed on the family operation, since 1951. His herd of registered purebred Herefords (JPHF) was started in 1956 and was dispersed in 1997. Henry enjoyed his cattle and sold locally, across Canada and exported to the USA, Chile, Japan and Czechoslovakia. He was very community-minded, enjoyed playing hockey, was a 4-H leader and a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He and his wife Myrna (Vaughan) of 56 years, raised three sons on their farm which received a Century Farm Award in 2012. Henry is survived by his wife Myrna, sons Noel (Maureen), Perry (Kim) and Earl (Donna), and eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, August and Albertine, three sisters and two brothers-in-law.

JOHN FULTON September 27, 1932 – October 10, 2015 It is with regret that the Canadian Hereford Association announces the passing of John Fulton on October 10th, 2015, at his Carstairs home in Alberta, following a brief battle with cancer. John is survived by his loving wife Sharon Fulton of 50 years, his son Dwayne Fulton (Shannon), two granddaughters Chelsey and Darien Fulton and numerous other relatives. John has raised purebred Hereford Cattle since 1953 when he began working for Jack and Marjorie McCardell and eventually became a partner in the business with them. In 1972, John purchased the cattle herd from Marjorie. John had a great love for the land and his livestock. His favorite place was at home on the farm. He had an eye for good cattle and was always looking for that “Perfect Bull”.

BARRY EDWARD HEIDECKER January 14, 1947 – November 6, 2015 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Barry Heidecker. A resident of Middle Lake, Saskatchewan, Barry passed away at Humboldt District Hospital at 68 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered and forever missed by his wife of 48 years, Marjorie (nee Pearce) Heidecker; one son, Lyal (Michell) Heidecker; two daughters: Leah (Joe) Campo and Lynn Heidecker (Dennis Peacock); five grandchildren: Taryn (Nicole), Miranda, Morgan, Makenna, and Jayden; one sister, Ethel Johnson and her family; mother-in- law, Rose Pearce; and by numerous other nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Barry was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Lena (nee Hoeflicher) Heidecker; one sister, Diane Mertz; and by his father-in-law, Harry Pearce.

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GARY DWAYNE SMITH September 22, 1946 – November 11, 2015 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Gary Smith. He passed away suddenly on November 11th, 2015 at the age of 69 years. The son of J.O. and Rebecca Smith, he was raised at Poplar Haven Farms just north of Wimborne. Garry obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Alberta before returning home to farm and ranch with his father and brothers Ron and Robert. Some of his fondest memories were competing alongside Robert and friend Lorne Howard in rodeos throughout Western Canada; first as bull riders and eventually as calf ropers. Gary was also involved the livestock export business and has worked throughout Mexico, Columbia, Brazil, Uruguay, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Russia, Kazakhstan and Asia. He has also served as a judge of beef cattle in many international livestock exhibitions. Gary is survived by his wife Kristine; son Guy (Emily) and daughter Kelly (Scott) Fraser. He is also survived by his pride and joy - his grandchildren Brayden, Taylor and Tilden Smith and Alex, Becca, Jill and Aubrey Fraser; sisters Cleo Ross and Donna Bennett; brother Ron (Ruth) Smith; sister-in-law Annette Smith; brother-in-law Jess Block and sister-in-law Andrea (Walton) Van Dyke; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He is joined in heaven by his parents, brother Robert, brothers-in-law Jim Ross and Bill Bennett along with a few special cronies from across the cattle industry.

HARRY DAMON HANEY August 22, 1948 – December 2, 2015 It is with regret that the CHA announces the passing of Harry Haney. Harry passed away peacefully on December 2nd, 2015 at the age of 67 after a courageous battle with cancer. Harry was born in Lethbridge and lived in Picture Butte, Alberta until moving to Edmonton to attend the University of Alberta where he earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture and an M.Sc. in Agriculture Economics. Harry was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, a passion he shared with both his sons. Harry and Maureen were married in 1970 and moved to Picture Butte where Harry began a successful career in agriculture. From his early years as a partner in the family farming business (Picture Butte), followed by several years in agriculture consulting (Edmonton), then as owner of Independent Breeders Service (IBS) (Airdrie), he was a proud member of the Canadian agricultural community. Harry was appointed to the board of the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC) in 2005. Following the sale of IBS in 2007, Harry served for six years as AFSC board chair until his retirement in 2013. Harry was actively involved in a variety of outside pursuits, most notably the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture Committee and Institute of Corporate Directors. Harry and Maureen enjoyed international travel. In recent years, they spent a lot of time on Vancouver Island. Harry had a special love of the family cabin on Shawnigan Lake where he and Maureen cherished great times with family and friends. Harry had strong values of lifelong learning, determination and he motivated those around him to achieve. These values were especially evident during his cancer treatment as he learned about his disease, took ownership of his treatment and remained positive throughout. He will be greatly missed. Harry is survived by his wife Maureen, with whom he celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on November 14th, 2015; daughter Shannon (Johnny), and sons Patrick (Sandra) and Ryan (Victoria). Harry will be fondly remembered by his seven grandchildren to whom he was affectionately known as ‘Pops’; Cole, Tanner, Megan, Julian, Drew, Alex and Hugh. Harry was a man of character. His honesty, kindness and great attitude will never be forgotten by those who knew him. “Those we love who pass away live on in us through our memories and character.” 153


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Top Hereford Steer Exhibited by: Bailey Gamache Club: Yale County 4H Beef Club, British Columbia

Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by: Reid MacKay Club: Irma 4H Club, Alberta

Rate of Gain, 1st Intermediate Steer, 1st Grooming, 2nd Showmanship Exhibited by: Tryten Archibald Club: Irma 4H Club, Alberta

1st in Grooming, 2ns Senior Showmanship Exhibited by: Kealey Archibald Club: Irma 4H Club, Alberta

Reserve Champion Female Exhibited by: Rae-Lee Fleming Club: Irma 4H Club, Alberta

Cow/Calf Grand Champion Exhibited by: Tryten Archibald Club: Irma 4H Club, Alberta

Grand Champion All Breeds Heifer Western Ontario 4-H Beef Invitational Junior Show Exhibited by: Jessica Lasby Club: Dufferin County 4-H Club, Ontario

Grand Champion Hereford Heifer Reserve Champion Overall Heifer Royal Junior Beef Heifer 4-H Show Exhibited by: Jessica Lasby Club: Dufferin County 4-H Club, Ontario

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Andy Schuepbach Phone: Cell:

Harvey Zieger R. R. 2 ● Barrhead, AB ● T7N 1N3 780-674-4878 ● hjzieger@gmail.com Breeders of Quality Hereford Cattle Since 1905

Chestermere Herefords Polled Herefords Since 1961

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AIRDRIE, ALBERTA, CANADA T4A 0P7 Fax: (430) 226-4873 Gladys Allen & Shanna (403) 226-0055 (403) 226-0767 RR#3, Site 12, Comp 18 RR#3, Site 12, Comp 17 Email: asjones@efirehose.net

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Brad & Kathy Dallas Ph.:(403) 224-2162 Fax: (403) 224-3738 Box 89, Bowden, Alta. T0M 0K0 1/4 mile East of Bowden underpass on #587

KEVIN & JANICE WIRSTA LEXI & KAILEY Email: kcow@telus.net Website: www.kcow.ca

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Lakeford Polled Herefords Dave and Jean Prichard Dan & Shelley Prichard Ph 780-385-2226 Kaylee, Amber & Erin Fax (780) 385-2298 Ph 780-385-2298 Cell (780) 385-5125

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Evan Roberts

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Farm 780-349-6861 Cell 780-206-6802 Box 5279, Westlock, Alberta T7P 2P4 Located 1 mile North of Westlock on Hwy. 44

Rob (403) 948-2569 Scott (403) 948-5232

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

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

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Lyons Polled Herefords William & Audrey Lyons 10893 Mill Rd. RR7 St. Thomas, ON N5P 3T2 Phone: 519-764-9560 Cell: 519-639-8991

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CE (%)

BW (lbs)

WW (lbs)

YW (lbs)

Milk (lbs)

TM (lbs)

MCE (%)

SC (cm)

CW (lbs)

Stay (%)

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18.0

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21.0

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CE- Calving Ease BW - Birth Weight WW - Weaning Weight YW - Yearling Weight MILK - Milk TM - Total Maternal (1/2 WW + Milk) MCE - Maternal Calving Ease SC - Scrotal CW - Cow Weight Stay - Stayability MPI - Maternal Productivity Index FMI - Feedlot Merit Index REA - Rib-Eye Area FAT - Back Fat MARB - Marbling Score * Active Sires: Those sires that have sired at least 1 calf in the last 2.5 years **Active Dams: Those dams that have had a calf reported in the last 2.5 years ***Calves are those animals born from 2014 to 2015 inclusive. These are the averages on the website. Canadian Publications Agreement No.: 40006161 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Circulation Department Canadian Hereford Digest 5160 Skyline Way NE Calgary, AB T2E 6V1

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3-D-L Polled Herefords ...................................................65, 155

Ace Herefords .........................................................................36 Alta Genetics ........................................................................156 Anderson Ranches LTD. ........................................................ 48 A.X.A. Polled Herefords ........................................................ 157

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Balog Auction Service Ltd. ..................................................156 Bannerlane Herefords ............................................................37 Bar Pipe Hereford Ranch........................................................ 81 Bar-RZ Polled Herefords ......................................................102 Beck Farms ..............................................................................25 Bieber Herefords ....................................................................57 Bradley Farms ....................................................................... 157 Braun Ranch .......................................................................30-31 Breton West Herefords ..........................................................72 Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. ......................................... 68, 104

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Calgary Bull Sale .....................................................................58 Carlrams Ranching Ltd. .........................................................43 Canada’s Red White and Black Bull Sale ............................106 Canadian Farm Ins. Corp ...................................................... 157 Chestermere Herefords ...............................................104, 155 Chittick Family Hereford Ranch ........................................... 20 Church Ranch.......................................................................... 13 Copper Creek Ranch..............................................................IFC Coppertone Farms Ltd. ........................................................ 155 Corbiell Herefords .................................................................. 15 Coulee Crest..............................................................................8 CP Herefords ...........................................................................53 Crone Herefords .................................................................... 88

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Dallas Farms ................................................................... 69, 155 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. .............................156 Deanfield Ranch .................................................................... 46 Diamond T Herefords ...........................................................109 Dorbay Polled Herefords ...................................................... 157 Dorran Marketing Inc ........................................................... 157 Dorran, Ryan .........................................................................156 Douglas Lake Ranch .............................................................. 42 Durbin Creek Ranch .................................................................4 DW Herefords ......................................................................... 71 160

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Elite Genetics Bulls Sale ........................................................ 21 Eureka Hereford Farms Inc. ...................................................57 East Central Bull Sale ............................................................63 EZ Ranching ............................................................................ 71

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Fenton Hereford Ranch Inc. .................................................. BC Flewelling Cattle Company Ltd. .......................................... 155 Fulton Herefords ................................................................... 155

g Garrett Ranch Ltd. ........................................................ 101, 156 Gemstone Cattle Company....................................................57 Gillsepie Hereford Ranch .......................................................67 Glenrose Polled Herefords & Angus ..................................... 71 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd .......................................... 157 Guilford Hereford Ranch ...................................................... 157

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JK Fraser Cattle ...................................................................... 98 Johner Stock Farm ................................................................156 Jones Hereford Ranches ...................................................... 155 JoNomn Hereford Ranch ......................................................105 JVJ Polled Herefords ...................................................... 34, 156

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Ulrich Hereford Ranch Inc. .............................................17, 156

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Wascana Cattle Company..................................................... 44 Westgard Windimuir Herefords ............................................93 Wilson Lees Value Added Bull Sale .......................................23 WLB Libestock .................................................................. 26-27 Wyatt Farms ............................................................................82

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Features From our top Donor Cows GHC LRL BOARDWALK 16C C03008422

AKJA 16C

February 5, 2015

16C is a top herd sire prospect that offers different genetics than most bulls offer in today’s Hereford industry. Also, his mother is our top donor cow. CE -0.5 .05 CW +89.7 .16

EPDS

BW WW YW M TM +4.9 +45.1 +70.2 +20.5 +43.1 .36 .26 .24 .08 STAY MPI FMI FAT REA +0.6 +143.5 +99.1 +0.023 +0.18 .32 .22 .12 .06 .09

MCE SC +0.8 +0.6 .04 .04 MARB +0.11 .05

WR DOMINO LAD 309 0614 GHC EB WESTWARD 145W GHC MISS CARLOTTA 76N

GHC MONOPOLY 162Z GHC CHUNK 113L GHC MISS BLANCHE ET 37S KLONDIKE BEAUTY 789C MCCOY 151L OPPORTUNITY 47N MCCOY 47N THROTTLE 98S MCCOY 58G WILMA 80K

GHC MISS WILMA 112X GHC PREMIER 152M GHC MISS KAREN 29T GHC MISS KALLI 78R

AKJA 112X

GHC LRL CHURCHILL CORP 99C C03008433

AKJA 99C

March 17, 2015

99C is a very stout bull with a moderate frame and a birth weight low enough to breed heifers to. His mother is also one of our top donor cows. CE -2.6 .17 CW +94.0 .24

EPDS

BW WW YW M TM +5.4 +51.6 +89.6 +23.7 +49.5 .42 .33 .31 .24 STAY MPI FMI FAT REA -1.3 +149.6 +108.9 +0.027 +0.30 .37 .31 .20 .12 .15

MCE SC -0.2 +0.9 .16 .13 MARB +0.07 .10

KCF BENNETT 3008 M326 NJW 73S M326 TRUST 100W ET NJW P606 72N DAYDREAM 73S

NJW 100W FOUNDATION 54Z ET NJW Z17 VAQUERO 25C NJW 25C 1A VACA 12E NJW 563 NICKETTE 1A GHC VOLUME III ET 139S GHC-TABOO COALITION 52U GHC MISS NANCY 98P

GHC-TABOO MISS SARAH 25X AKJA 25X

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STAR AMERICA BNMHPH SS MKS 68M HAROLDSON’S SARAH 68M ET 38P HAROLDSON’S SARAH 2Z ET 39J

Crittenden Bros. Polled Herefords

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FE 18Y RED RIBSTONE 198B

FE 60X STANMORE LAD 135B

FE 18Y RED RIBSTONE 256B

FE 63W STANDARD DOM 229B

FE 18Y RED RIBSTONE 179B

FE 60X STANMORE LAD 120B

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