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Junior Connections Canadian Junior Angus Association Newsletter

Spring 2012

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Lindsay, ON Michigan

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In this Issue: * Provincial Reports * Showdown 2012 Schedule & Entry Form * Scholarship Applications * Exchange Program Applications * Summer Jobs Application * Ambassador Application

Lindsay, ON

July 19 - 21

President’s Report ... 2011/2012 Board of Directors Erika Easton - President

Box 410, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 H: 306-739-2805 C: 306-577-7457 email:

Sean Enright - Vice-President R.R. #2, 70 Kennelly Road, Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z5 H: 613-649-2313 C: 613-433-7655

Emily Puch - Secretary

Box 101, Pincher Creek, AB T0K 1W0 H: 403-627-4129 C: 403-627-7994 email: emilypuch

Megan Kemp - Treasurer

Box 70, Pilot Mound, MB R0G 1P0 H: 204-825-2488 C: 204-825-7480 email:

Allison Speller

Box 59, Monte Lake, BC V0E 2N0 Phone 250-375-2268 email

Kevin Bolduc

Box 9, Stavely, AB T0L 1Z0 H: 403-549-2228 C: 403-625-9429 email:

Erin Toner

Box 3, Kelfield, SK S0K 2C0 H: 306-932-2180 C: 306-834-8647 email:

Laurie Noiseux

20, Rang Elmire, Rout 235 St Paul D’Abbotsford, QC J0E 1A0 H: 450-379-9989 C: 450-230-4143 email:

Rebecca Gilby

109 Gorden Rd, Bellman, NS B2S 2N5 H: 902-449-8110 C: 902-449-8110 email:

Belinda Wagner

Junior Programs Coordinator Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone: 306-757-6133 Fax: 306-525-5852 e-mail:

Hello Juniors, Hope everyone is enjoying the great spring! The CJAA has been busy since last fall. I would just like to thank everyone who supported our calendar project last fall. We rely on this project to help fund our activities throughout the year. During Agribition we held our annual Dutch auction on our Scholarship Donation Heifer that was graciously donated by Clay Enterprises. The lucky winner of the heifer was Castlerock Marketing, Shane & Tammy Castle & Family, Herbert, SK. Thank you to everyone who supported the donation heifer auction. We held our 7th Annual Canadian Junior Angus GOAL Conference February 18-20 in Regina, SK. You can read a detailed report about the conference elsewhere in this newsletter. The GOAL conference is an excellent opportunity for the youth of our industry to take the steps needed to sustain the cattle industry. GOAL 2013 is going to be held in Edmonton, AB so be sure to consider attending. The CJAA has some important dates coming up for everyone to remember. The first deadline is for the Junior Ambassador program – April 30 – I can personally say that being the Ambassador is the experience of a lifetime! May 10 is the date to get in your application for our exchange programs with the American Junior Angus Associations. The Junior Red Angus Association hosts Round-up which is June 26 through July 1 in Florida this year. The LEAD conference organized by the National Junior Angus Association will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado August 2-5, 2012. These trips are a great opportunity for juniors to meet some new people, network with other Angus enthusiasts, learn about the American Junior Associations and travel for free! All you have to do is fill out the registration form and write

By Erika Easton

a short essay! May 15 is the date to apply for the new Dick Turner Memorial award and the next deadline to watch for is for CJAA scholarship applications which is June 15th. The CJAA gives out three, one thousand dollar scholarships each year. This is a great way to help pay for your education! More information and application forms for all of these opportunities are a part of this newsletter and also available on the Canadian Angus web-site under the Junior section. The next major CJAA event is Showdown 2012 which is being held July 19-21 in Lindsay, Ontario. I hope to see a lot of juniors out to the show! The early registration deadline is June 1st and the late deadline is June 20th. The Ontario Juniors have some great fun filled activities planned for the extravaganza which will be held jointly with the Shorthorn juniors who are attending their national show at the same time and place! I would like to thank retiring directors Emily Puch, Megan Kemp, Sean Enright and Laurie Noiseux for the time that they served on the CJAA board and wish them well in their future endeavours. I would also like to welcome the new board members that will be joining us at Showdown! They are Chad Lorenz, AB, Katie Wright, SK, Austen Anderson, MB, Michael Hargrave, ON and Blair Allnutt, QC. If you ever have any questions, ideas or concerns please do not hesitate to give your provincial or regional director a call or myself. We would love to hear what our Juniors are wanting! Hope to see you this summer in Lindsay!! Erika Easton, CJAA President

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Canadian Junior Angus Association

CJAA Membership Application

Do I Qualify To Be A Member? If you are a dedicated Angus enthusiast under 21, you sure do.

Name: ___________________________________ Do I Have To Register My Own Cattle To Be A Member? Not necessarily. If your family prefers to keep all the cattle in the farm name, Address: _________________________________ that’s fine, but we still recommend you become a member of the CJAA. Phone: __________________________

How Much Does It Cost? $10 + G.S.T. Yep, that’s all.

Fax: ____________________________

What Do I Get For $10? * Subscription to the CJAA Newsletter, “Junior Connections” * Subscription to the Angus World * Right to register your animals, with exemption from the activity fee * Right to participate at all CJAA events * Certificate of membership * Eligibility for CJAA scholarships and exchanges * Access to CAA promotional materials

Email: __________________________ Birthday: _________________________ Signature: ________________________________

What Does The CJAA Do? * Publishes “Junior Connections” to keep you up to date on what’s happening. * We organize and plan the Canadian Junior Angus show which moves between provinces. Showdown 2012 will be held at Lindsay, ON July 19-21, 2012. * We host an annual GOAL conference to develop skills for our members. The 2012 conference was held in Regina, SK. The 2013 Conference will be held in Edmonton, AB. * The Junior board acts as a liaison between Juniors and the Canadian Angus Association.

Please make cheque payable to the Canadian Angus Association 142, 6715 - 8th Street NE Calgary, AB T2E 7H7

The Best Reason to Join is so that You can be a Bigger Part of the Best Breed in Canada!

Thank You!! to Clay Enterprises - The Knutson Family of Wapella, SK for donating


to the CJAA. The proceeds from the donation heifer went to the scholarship fund from which we provide scholarships to 3 CJAA members each year.

Many thanks also to everyone who participated in the ‘Dutch’ auction of the heifer at Agribition.

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And The Winner Was...g Castle Rock Marketinle Shane & Tammy Cast Swift Current, SK Page 3

Provincial Reports ... British Columbia Happy spring everyone! Calving and bull sales are well underway here in BC. The bull sales have been very successful this year, and hopefully they continue to be in the time to come. The CJAA GOAL Conference was held in Regina this February, and once again it was a great success. I encourage any juniors in BC to attend, for it was an informative and very entertaining weekend. This summer Showdown will be held in Lindsay, Ontario, and it would be nice to see some BC Juniors make the trek across the country to attend. Finally, I encourage juniors to take advantage of other opportunities held by the CJAA, like scholarships, the summer jobs program, trips to the United States, and many others. Don’t hesitate to contact me about these opportunities. Well that’s all for now, and I am looking forward to seeing BC Juniors down the road at bull sales and some shows this summer! Allison Speller Alberta Greeting from Alberta! Hope everyone has had great winter months. Back in September, we sold our donation heifer at the Black Magic Sale. The heifer was from Remitall Farms Inc. and was bought for $2000. The money raised goes toward our scholarships and other junior activities. The AJAA board is very happy and excited that their show will once again this year be in Bashaw. It will be the 12-14 of August. The board hopes to see a bunch of new faces again this year as well as see the show grow in numbers. We have started a Facebook group. So if you like what the Alberta Junior Angus Association does, like us. We will also be sending our newsletter out by e-news. So Page 4

watch your emails for the e-news newsletter weekend. We had 5 retiring directors that from the AJAA. gave their retiring speeches at GOAL this year. Thank you to Erika Easton, Sean Kevin Bolduc Enright , Emily Puch, Laurie Noiseux, and Megan Kemp for their time on the board. Saskatchewan At the Regina Spring Steer and Heifer show Hi everyone! Hope calving is going well and we had our annual Director meeting and that the weather has been cooperating with once again we decided that we are going you all like it has been here in Saskatchewan. to sponsor two Saskatchewan juniors 500 The juniors have been busy since Showdown dollars to attend Showdown in summer this summer in Weyburn with other junior 2012. We also discussed the Saskatchewan events. Junior show which will be held in Yorkton in conjunction with their fair and regional 4-H show July 4-6, 2012. Entry information will be available in our Saskatchewan newsletter and on the SAA website later this spring. We are also pleased to announce that one of the Canadian Angus Association summer internships was awarded to one of our Saskatchewan Juniors – me! I will be working with the CAA to promote Back - Kevin Bolduc, Erika Easton, Megan Kemp, Allison Speller, Angus cattle and Sean Enright, Belinda Wagner our junior programs Front - Erin Toner, Rebecca Gilby, Emily Puch, Laurie Noiseux in Saskatchewan, attending 4-H shows and other events and will hopefully see At Agribition we once again put on a bowling you all at them. Stacey Jo Domolewski is and pizza night for the juniors that were the intern in Alberta so look for her out and there. This was the perfect opportunity for about at Alberta events. juniors to socialize and have fun in a different environment. We had the biggest group of That is all that we have been up to here in juniors attend since we started. We all had Saskatchewan. Hope to see you all down a great time and we are looking forward to the road this summer. doing this again next year. Erin Toner The GOAL Conference was held in Saskatchewan again but was moved to Manitoba Regina. Once again we had good numbers of juniors come out and had a weekend full Hey hope everyone is enjoying seeing all of guest speakers and events. There were the new calf crop hit the ground! I am going four American juniors that joined us for the to start off by thanking all of the juniors that I Junior Connections - Spring 2012

have met over the past three years for making my term with the Canadian Junior Angus Association such a great experience. I have been able to meet so many Angus members from across North America as well as have some great times. I would encourage any junior in the future to take the opportunity and run for the CJAA directorship. I am sad to leave my position as I will miss being part of the junior board but look forward to staying involved with the Angus industry in the future. January started off in Manitoba with the MAA Annual meeting, where Naomi Best was elected as the junior ambassador to the board. Some juniors from Manitoba enjoyed the GOAL conference in February. To kick off the show season the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair will be held before you get to see this newsletter. An MJAA junior show will be in conjunction with the Manitoba Gold Show, watch for details. The summer will wrap up with the Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up, which is the most exciting and fun junior show within Mantioba! Visit the MYBR facebook page for more details. Finally I would like to say a final farewell to juniors across the prairies, and remember don’t be afraid to try new things, meet new people, and take opportunities presented to you. Megan Kemp Ontario Ontario is the place to be 2012! Hello again from Ontario! With 2012 well underway things couldn’t be more exciting here in Ontario. Without question the hot spot for 2012 is Ontario as we play host to both the National Junior Angus Show and the National Angus Show.

The Junior Beef Expo held in London, Ontario in March saw another great turnout of Angus juniors. Megan and Justin Foubert of Sunset Acres had both the Grand and Reserve Champion Angus. We are starting to see more and more new faces in the ring but also juniors from different breeds leading an Angus animal into the ring.


Bonjour à vous tous, J’écris présentement avec tristesse mon dernier rapport provincial. Je suis tout de même très fière de vous avoir représenter pendant les six dernières années. C’est pourquoi j’aimerais vous remerciez de toute la confiance que vous m’avez accordée. With Showdown being held in Ontario this Ne vous inquiètez pas, je resterais toujours year we look forward to juniors from all over disponible pour donner un coups de main à Canada coming to Lindsay to participate in chacun d’entre vous. this great event. If you have any questions regarding Showdown 2012 please feel free Parlons un peu de ce qui se passe au to call me. There will be lots of animals Québec!!! Nous sommes présentement en available for the show, for people who train d’organiser le Show Junior qui sera are travelling a distance and still want to cette année jumelé avec les différentes participate. The Ontario juniors look forward races soit Simmental, Hereford et Shorthorn. to hosting this event and hope to make it one Cet événement dont j’espère vous y voir of the best yet! en grand nombre cette année aura lieu du 6 au 10 juillet sur le terrain d’exposition de As this will be the last report I write as the Brome. N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec Ontario Representative, I would like to take moi si vous désirez avoir plus d’information this time to thank everyone for their support sur cette superbe fin de semaine. over the years, I wouldn’t be where I am today without their support.  It was an unbelievable De plus, comme plusieurs d’entre vous le experience being on the Canadian Junior savez, le Showdown se tiendra cette année Angus Board. It was something at first I was à Lindsey en Ontario. Nous organisons donc pretty hesitant to get into, being only in the un transport d’animaux pour tout les jeunes Angus breed for a few years but I am glad qui dersirent participer à l’événement. Donc, I did it. I have met and made many great si vous désirez y participer, laissez le moi friends along the way. It has helped me to savoir question de réserver votre place become a better person through it all.  et de réduire les coûts de ce magnifique voyage!!! I am glad I get the chance to host Showdown on my last year with the board, I hope to be Je voudrais féliciter le nouveau bureau de able to put all the knowledge I have learned direction de l’Association Junior Angus du throughout the years into this show, to help Québec soit : Alexandre Noiseux, président; make it the best show it can be. Blair Allnut, vice-président; Alex Sample, trésorier ainsi que Krista Whalen et Allison Michael Hargrave will be taking over my Mastine, secrétaires. position and I am confident he will do a great job. He has been around the Angus breed Finalement, je souhaite à Blair Allnut des his whole life and he knows what it takes to merveilleux moment en tant que directeur get things done. I wish him all the best and provincial au sein de l’Association Junior lots of success as a CJAA board member! Angus du Canada.

Over the years we have seen both the open Thanks again and I hope to see everyone Au plaisir, and junior Angus shows grow in numbers July 19 -21st in Lindsay, Ontario! Laurie Noiseux and as we prepare for these two big events I am confident the Angus members both Sean Enright young and old will be out in full force to show their support for the Angus breed. “Get Connected”

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Provincial Reports ... Quebec Hi everyone, I am sad to write this last provincial report. I am very proud of these six years on the board and I want to thank you for all the support that you give me for this position. Don’t worry, I will not leave you without news - I will always be there for all of you if you need anything. Now, for what’s happening in Québec!!! First of all, we are working on the Junior Show that will be held with other breeds like: Simmental, Hereford and Shorthorn. This event will be on July 6th to 10th at the Brome fairgrounds. Hope to see a lot of you during that awesome week-end!!! Also, Showdown will be in Lindsay, Ontario this year on July 19th to 21st. So, we are organizing a travel for your cattle. If you are

continued from page 5 interested, please contact me to reserve In February I had the pleasure of traveling your place and save some money! to Regina to attend the 7th Annual GOAL Conference. GOAL was very informative I want to congratulate the new Quebec Angus and a great time was had by all. Association board: Alexandre Noiseux, president; Blair Allnut, vice-president; Alex The Maritimes had a good representation Sample, treasurer; Krista Whalen and Allison of Angus cattle at the Royal Winter Fair in Mastine, secretary. Toronto,ON, this year. A total of 9 CJAA members showing Angus or AngusFinally, I wish Blair Allnut an awesome influenced cattle. experience on the Canadian Junior Angus Association board as provincial director. Show season is just around the corner starting with our MJAA Field day in June. See you all, Field Day this year will be held in P.E.I and Laurie Noiseux I’m sure it will be a great kick off to our show season! Maritimes Till next time, Hello Junior Members. Spring is here in the Rebecca Gilby Maritimes, after a mild winter.

Are you an eager, willing and enthusiastic CJA A Member? Well then the CJAA is pleased to present you with our

SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM for the Summer of 2012 !!

- The Goal of the Summer Jobs Program is for Juniors from all over the Country to be able to receive a Summer position on a cattle ranch. - It hopes to be an innovative way to have a ton of fun while earning some cash. - Who knows you might actually learn a whole pile of interesting tricks of the trade! - It looks awesome on a resume! - You always said you’d love to travel the country! To make this program happen we need support from not only eager Juniors, but also our dedicated breeders. If there are any Breeders or Juniors interested contact the CJAA office for further details and an application form.

Canadian Junior Angus Association (306) 757-6133 c/o Belinda Wagner Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 2N8 Email:

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New Director Profiles ... Hello, My name is Blair Allnutt and I was recently elected to the CJAA board as the Quebec representative. I live in the small town of Brome, about an hour outside of Montreal. Along with the rest of my family, we raise both purebred Shorthorn and Angus. As the Vice President, I have been an active member of the QJAA since 2007. This has provided me with many great opportunities; such as attending Showdown and meeting fellow members who share the same passion and enthusiasm for the breed as I do. It is a tremendous honor to be part of such an elite breed, let alone be able to be part of the Canadian board of directors. I look forward to working along side my fellow directors, and meeting everyone at different shows and events! 

Hi, my name is Austen Anderson and I am from Swan River, MB where I operate Anderson Cattle Company with my parents Bruce and Ione and sister Breanna. Breanna th and I are the 5 generation of Andersons to farm in the Swan Valley. I am currently enrolled in the faculty of Education at the University of Regina. I have served as the Canadian Angus Foundation Junior Ambassador this past year, traveling to Argentina and across Canada to many cattle related events. My other interests include art, history, business, economics, current events and agriculture in the classroom.


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Hello, my name is Katie Wright and I live on our family farm Wright Livestock, near Melfort, SK. My family and I currently run around 50 purebred Red Angus and about 50 purebred Black Angus cows, along with a small herd of commercials. I am currently in grade 12 at Kinistino High School where I am involved with senior volleyball, track and field, drama and SRC (student representitive council). I currently hold down a part time job as a lifeguard at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort, SK. I also volunteer at the local care home in Kinistino.

My name is Michael Hargrave and I am 21 years old. My family has been breeding Black and Red Angus for over 30 years. We currently have 115 cows calving. I attend the University of Guelph for Criminal Justice and Public Policy currently in my second year. I hope to graduate and work in policy, particularly in the agriculture sector or possibly go on to law school and eventually work in that area. My job away from farming is working at a Kioti Tractor dealership as a Sales Associate. Outside of work I’m also an active referee for rugby as well as a coach for Under 14s at my local club. I am a member of the Meskanaw-Ethelton 4-H beef club and have been involved with         this club for 11 years. I have served on various committees as well as being club Hello, my name is secretary and as club president. I am also Chad Lorenz. My currently the district 27 member rep. family and I own and operate Lorenz I have been on the Saskatchewan Junior Angus near Innisfail Angus board for five years. I was a director AB. I am serving my at large for two years, the secretary for two second term with the years and I am currently the President. I Alberta junior board have taken part in many Saskatchewan and and am currently the vice president. Over Canadian Junior events such as GOAL, my time as a junior Angus member I have Showdown, Gold shows, Saskatchewan attended both Showdown and the GOAL Junior shows and Canadian Western conference; I am very enthusiastic about Agribition. our breed and our junior association. I am enrolled in Animal Science Technology at I am looking forward to being on the Lakeland College. Canadian Junior Angus board to help build on the numerous opportunities that the board I am pleased to have the opportunity to allows junior members to take part in. It’s a represent Alberta on the Canadian Junior great way to make long lasting friendships Angus Association board of directors, it with people who are interested in the same will be an honour and privilege to attend things as you are. Showdown in Ontario this year and be a contributing member of the board in the future. I am certain that the approaching summer will be full of great junior Angus events across the country, remember to mark your calendars with all of the events and get your entries in! I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new Angus enthusiasts throughout 2012.

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Canadian Junior Angus Association Scholarships Scholarship Conditions: 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)

Applicants must be a Canadian Junior Angus Association member. Three scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1000 each. The scholarship shall be used at a recognized post secondary or graduate educational institution. If applicant is under 17 years of age, the scholarship will be held in trust by the Canadian Junior Angus Association. Winners will be announced at the National Junior Show, Showdown. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply in subsequent years if they meet the requirements. Junior membership fee of $10.50 (GST included) must be paid to the CJAA for the calendar year. You must be in your second semester of post secondary school to receive your scholarship money and you must provide your student ID number and a copy of your transcript. 9) Deadline for applications is June 15th. Please submit a photo with your application.

CJAA Scholarship Application Information Please include the following... Personal Data: • Name

• Address

• Farm Name • Number of Years as a Junior Angus Member


• Sin #

• Phone #

Career Plans

• Area of Post-Secondary study • Occupation objective upon completion of post-secondary study

Association Involvement

• Describe all events you participated in as an Angus member (shows, field days, etc) • Describe your interests and objectives in the Angus Industry in your province or Canada in either the purebred or commercial operations

Extracurricular Activities

• Describe your involvement in community activities, clubs and organization and your accomplishments: • Describe other activities, pastimes or hobbies in which you are involved: • List work experiences, if any outside of the association: • Write an essay on what the Canadian Junior Angus and the Canadian Angus Associations need to focus on in order to keep you as an Angus Breeder (up to 1000 words)

School History

Secondary School Attended - • School Name • City/Town • Phone # Post Secondary School - • School Name • City/Town • Phone # If your scholarship application is successful, in what institution and program will it be utilized? • Institution Name • Phone # • Program/Major • Number of Years • Address • In what year of the program will you be enrolled?

References • Name

(include 2 - will contact if necessary) Phone # • Position/Relationship • Address

Please mail or email all applications to the following address by June 15th.

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American Junior Angus Association LEAD Conference 2012 The CJAA and the American Junior Angus Association are working together to have an ‘exchange’ between junior members and our leadership conferences. There is an opportunity for junior members to attend the AJAA’s LEAD Conference that will take place August 2 - 5, 2012 in Fort Collins, CO. In return, members of the AJAA have an opportunity to attend our Conference in February. Requirements for application and consideration for selection as one of the CJAA representative to the states are: a. Must be a current CJAA member b. Must be at least 18 years old or travels with a parent c. Must be able to attend the whole event d. Must include a photo of the applicant (to be used in publications, applicants will not get their pictures back) Also an esssay including “Why I would be a good representative of the CJAA at the LEAD Conference AND What my involvment throughout the Angus breed includes”. The essay must be 250 - 500 words in length.

Canadian Junior Angus Association Entry Name ___________________________________________________________ Age: _________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone (_____) ______ - ______________ Email ___________________________________________________ CJAA Membership # ___________________

Birth Date _____________________________

Attached to this form must be an essay and a photo.

Mail to:

Deadline - May 10, 2012.

Canadian Junior Angus Association (306) 757-6133

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Junior Red Angus Association of America’s Round-Up 2012 The CJAA and the Junior Red Angus Association in the states are working together to have an ‘exchange’ between junior members and our summer events. There is an opportunity for junior members to attend the JRA’s Round-Up that will take place June 26 - July 1, 2012 in Florida. In return, members of the JRAA have an opportunity to attend our Showdown in July. Requirements for application and consideration for selection as one of the CJAA representative to the states are: a. Must be a current CJAA member b. Must be at least 18 years old or travels with a parent c. Must be able to attend the whole event d. Must include a photo of the applicant (to be used in publications, applicants will not get their pictures back) Also an esssay including “Why I would be a good representative of the CJAA at the LEAD Conference AND What my involvment throughout the Angus breed includes”. The essay must be 250 - 500 words in length.

Canadian Junior Angus Association Entry Name ___________________________________________________________ Age: _________________ Address ____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone (_____) ______ - ______________ Email ___________________________________________________ CJAA Membership # ___________________

Birth Date _____________________________

Attached to this form must be an essay and a photo.

Mail to:

Deadline - May 10, 2012.

Canadian Junior Angus Association (306) 757-6133

c/o Belinda Wagner Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 2N8 Email: “Get Connected”

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GOAL Report ... The seventh Canadian Junior Angus Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference was held February 18-20th in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Ramada Hotel. Thirty six junior members from across Canada, and also four members from the United States, attended this informative conference. The conference is aimed at producing Angus leaders for the future. This year’s conference was themed as “Winning at the Game”. Two Saskatchewan Roughriders joined us as our first speakers on Saturday and gave very inspirational and motivational speeches. The two Riders, Stu Foord and Neal Hughes, both local Regina ‘boys’ had the message that going for your dreams and working hard can get you anywhere. Stu had just been traded that week to the BC Lions and he was very emotional about leaving Regina. They were enjoyed by all. That evening the Canadian Angus board of directors joined us for a delicious four course meal and a presentation from Heather Salloum from the Lieutenant Governors office on ‘Protocol Matters’. She helped participants deal with the array of glassware and utensils that were a part of the dinner, as well as provided tips on greeting people and proper etiquette in formal social situations. The conference embraced many people who are influences within the Angus Industry, but also the cattle industry as a whole. Other speakers included Canadian Angus Association CEO Rob Smith, Junior Ambassador Austen Anderson, General Manager Michael Latimer, and Breed Development Specialist Kajal Devani. Kim McLean from the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and Lee Sinclair of Merial Canada were also presenters at the hotel. All of these speakers were informative but also interesting. This conference enabled junior members to learn about programs which the CAA have set up for the Junior members and Lee and Kim discussed on the importance of genetic testing and EPD’s. The presentations all benefitted the juniors who attended the conference. An exciting part of the conference was being able to tour Optimum Genetics Ltd. outside of Regina on Sunday afternoon. This facility Page 14

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works with producers by drawing semen, implanting embryos and doing genetic work. The tour was a great experience for all the juniors who were involved. As well as getting to learn about Optimum Genetics Ltd., juniors were introduced to ultrasound and got to see an ultrasound demonstration by Rod Wendorf as well as try their hand at scanning an animal. On this tour juniors also learned about nutrition in a presentation from Janie Jensen of Masterfeeds. This tour of Optimum was a To wrap up the conference Monday morning great experience for junior members and it CJAA directors put on informative and entertaining workshops on the Certified allowed many questions to be asked. Angus Beef program, applying knowledge The GOAL conference is an incredible from the EPD presentations to ‘choose’ the experience for junior members who want to correct bull(s) for specific programs and get to know more about the breed they love. on opportunities available to Juniors such Participating in the conference helps junior as exchange trips to the US, scholarships gain knowledge about multiple aspects of and the National Junior Angus Showdown. the industry. The newly gained knowledge Retiring CJAA board members then spoke juniors receive is what will help juniors about their experiences as directors, which make a difference to the breed and also to also became very emotional for them, and the cattle industry in the future. Along with many of the members in attendance. They newfound knowledge, you also make many encouraged members to consider running for new contacts. The Conference was held the board as it is a wonderful way to expand alongside Canadian Angus Association board as a person, as well as give back to the meetings which made it possible for juniors organization that has provided each of them to interact with CAA directors. Creating new with great opportunities and experiences. friendships and new contacts through the GOAL Conference is a wonderful part of the I would highly recommend the GOAL weekend’s events. Along with the knowledge Conference to any juniors who are keen on and friendships that you gain, you also have the Angus breed and who want to make a an incredible time. This year a highlight of the difference in the cattle industry in the future. conference was an amazing dinner theatre I would also like to thank that CJAA board event Sunday night at Applause Dinner and Belinda Wagner, CJA Coordinator for Theatre. The GOAL Conference delegates putting on such a memorable event. I hope were front and center at the show, and with few to see everyone at GOAL Conference 2013 other people in attendance, members were in Edmonton!! singled out to ‘help’ with the entertainment – a great time was held by all! Junior Connections - Spring 2012

Mark your calendars for Family Day weekend 2013 - GOAL will be held February 16 - 18 in Edmonton, Alberta

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CEO Report - Canadian Angus Association... Welcome to the spring of 2012, a year with highest return with the lowest cost, but there more promise and enthusiasm for agriculture are some other things we need to do to make and livestock production than we’ve seen for sure they come our way. decades… perhaps for ALL-TIME!!! First off, pick your favorite heifer calf or And with “promise” and “enthusiasm” comes yearling heifer or cow/calf pair and take her something we haven’t experienced for a few out to shows and exhibitions. I know a lot of years… a tangible belief and even desire for people try to criticize the show ring, but this is youth to think about making the cattle industry what I know: there is no better way of getting their livelihood. It’s been a long time coming animals out into the public, and in front of both the public beef consumer as well as potential and it’s certainly a welcome condition! cattlemen. And everywhere you can’t have a From the time I was a little boy, I never show animal, make sure you are there with imagined a life when I didn’t own cows. And your brochures and Angus information and, I suspect that many of you feel the same way, mostly, YOU! Our greatest marketing resource whether you are a current CJAA member or is you… telling your stories, providing your information, and swaying the public to the a parent of one. value of Angus beef and potential cattlemen But in the past ten years, we have seen a of the positive cost/benefit of raising Angus steady continuation of the trend to older cattle. Your Associations WANTS YOU!!! farmers and ranchers. The average age of And even NEEDS YOU… to do exactly this; Canadian farmers continues to rise, with the tell your story for your story is OUR story! age of cattlemen actually skews higher than Promote your breed because it is, collectively, the average. We have not seen a substantial all of our breed. The success that you have amount of succession to younger generations as a member of your local 4-H club or at your for almost a decade while we’ve seen great Regional Angus Show is success for all of us cattlemen actually promoting to their children because we are all part of one fraternity and to find alternate vocations, businesses, the success of one helps EVERYONE out. interests and, ultimately, livelihoods. To this end, we have created two internships this summer that will see outstanding Junior But all this is about to change. Angus youth promoting the greatest breed We will still see a reduction in our national cow known to man to youth in schools and current herd size through the end of 2012, but then we 4-H beef project youth in Saskatchewan and will start the rebuilding phase. This time, there Alberta. I hope we can take this program will be a difference. And that difference is the national, but we first have to make sure folks buying cows are going to be younger. we have tangible, measurable success And those folks with the innovative marketing in the two provinces with the majority of concepts and adherence to all the technical Canada’s Angus cattle. Erin Toner and genetic tools at your disposal to assure Stacey Domolewski have been selected economic efficiency and maximum revenue because of their Angus background and will be younger. In many cases, they will be experience, but also because of the positive, the Generation “Y” demographic group, also enthusiastic and mature manner in which they known as the Millennial Generation or those will promote our message and spread the born after 1980. This is a generation that news of Angus success. First off, we want has been raised with a firmly entrenched them to increase the number of 4-H youth in 4-H program and, perhaps even more both Saskatchewan and Alberta who have significantly, a clearly defined Junior Angus female projects; we must have more youth program. It is our responsibility to make sure involved in the raising of our ‘factory’, or the those folks, mostly under the age of 32, will cows that produce our nation’s beef. I’ve want to invest in Angus genetics. We know always believed that the 4-H market steer this is their ‘best bet’ to accomplish the will purchase you your first vehicle, but the Page 16

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cows that come from your show heifers and cow/calf pairs will pay for your education and perhaps even build you your first house (just ask CJAA President Erika Easton about that!). So Erin and Stacey will try to convince the thousands of 4-H members who show and sell steers to give the heifer project a try. When they do that, not only does the 4-H program gain and we facilitate more interest and training in cow/calf production, but you know we will benefit by the sales of sexy little heifer calves because, since more than 50% of all registered cattle in Canada are Angus, and approximately two-thirds of the national cow herd is Angus or Angus influence, chances are they WILL purchase an Angus heifer! So please join me in wishing Stacey and Erin all the success in the world because their success will most certainly spell good fortune for all of us. Please come to the National CAA Convention in June, hosted by the Alberta Angus Association in the beautiful, friendly southern city of Lethbridge. We are trying to make the Convention more of a ‘must-attend’ event, so please come and learn, network and celebrate the success of this past year for all things Canadian Angus. And if you can’t come because of school or work, please tell your parents to come! We want to have a good time with as many as possible and everyone has something to add and benefit others. I look forward to the later spring and summer because this is when we see our outstanding Angus youth promoting and representing. I wish each of you all the best with your 4-H and Junior projects. Please know you have the support of the entire nation’s Angus enthusiasts behind you, and we are extraordinarily proud of you. And I will see all of you who want to participate in our national Showdown this July in Lindsay, Ontario. Thank you very much for your hard work and dedication, and best of luck! Cheers, Rob Smith Chief Executive Officer

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Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador Report ... “Winning at the Game” was the theme of the 2012 GOAL Conference in Regina, SK February 18-19, 2012. We had many great guest speakers at the event including Stu Foord and Neal Hughes from the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Rob Smith, Michael Latimer, Kajal Devani from the Canadian Angus Association and Kim McLean.

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often moved into our section and serenaded Brian Good. A visit to the Alkali Lake Ranch, our GOAL Conference members, much to the a division of the Douglas Lake Ranch, on our way to the sale has special importance enjoyment of their peers. to me. It is something I have always wanted We returned to the hotel to compete in the to do and I am really looking forward to “Minute to Win It” competition. I was proud seeing the oldest operational ranch in British to make it to the top three of the competition Columbia. only to lose to the girls in the Kleenex box competition. Becky Domolewski competed in My final trip will be the Maritime Angus Field the final against Megan Aheran from Texas. Day in P.E.I on June 9-10, 2012. It will be The competition came to a dramatic end as great to visit the Maritimes again where my Ambassador journey began in 2010. Becky won the final event.

It is at the National Convention in Lethbridge, AB that the Canadian Junior Ambassador competition will start again and a new ambassador will be named. This will end my term, and I feel I have served it with no regrets. I have traveled far and wide and met the most amazing people along my journey. This winter I was also fortunate to attend the Applications can be found on the Canadian Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Angus Foundation Website and are due Saskatoon and the Regina Spring Steer and April 30th to Michael Latimer. It has been a tremendous experience and an opportunity Heifer Show. We returned to Regina to attend the Applause of a lifetime! Dinner Theatre. This was the highlight of the My next Ambassador trip will be to the trip for many of us. The actors and actresses Williams Lake Bull sale on April 19th with On the 19th we toured Optimum Genetics to view their semen collection site. They were very welcoming and answered a lot of questions on bull development, nutrition and health. We also talked about the process of preparing a bull to export semen to the United States. Rod Wendorf showed us how to ultrasound and measure for marbling and rib eye size.

The final morning of GOAL was very emotional as retiring board members made their final addresses. Old and new friends said their goodbyes till next year when they will see each other again in Edmonton on February 16 -18, 2013.




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13th Annual Canadian Junior Angus Show July 19 - 21, 2012 Lindsay, Ontario

• Quiz Bowl • Marketing • Grooming • Art • Photography • Conformation • Judging • Scrapbook • Graphic Design • Public Speaking • Showmanship • Literature • Angus Cook-off and • Lots of FUN!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

1:00 pm ................. Move In Begins

Thursday, July 19, 2012

11:30 am ............... Grooming Demonstration 12 noon.................. Move in Complete 12 noon ................. Orientation & Lunch 12:30 pm ............... CJAA Annual Meeting 1:30 pm.................. Team Grooming 3:30 pm.................. Judging (Individual competition - written reasons) 5:30 pm.................. Supper & Extravaganza

Friday, July 20, 2012

9:00 am ................. Showmanship 11:00 - 4:00 pm...... Print Marketing 12 noon.................. Public Speaking 1:00 - 4:00 pm ....... Sales Talk 2:30 pm.................. Show Ring Team Judging (must qualify from the individual competition) 6:00 pm ................. Cook-off & BBQ

Saturday, July 21, 2012

8:00 - 10:00 am ..... Breakfast 10:00 am ............... Conformation Classes 5:00 pm.................. Banquet, Awards Presentations, Auction & Quiz Bowl

* Move out must be complete by Sunday, July 22 at 12 noon.

For more information contact: Erika Easton, CJAA President - 306-739-2805 Sean Enright, Ontario Director - 613-649-2313 Belinda Wagner, CJAA Coordinator - 306-757-6133 email “Get Connected”

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2013 Calendar Project

The Canadian Junior Angus Association will be publishing a 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fund-Raisingâ&#x20AC;? calendar. All Juniors are encouraged to get involved with the promotion and sale of this fund-raising project.

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Four business card type ads will be available on each of the month pages for $150, and will include 1 date space. Individual dates will be $50. This will be a thirteen month calendar spanning from December 2012 to December 2013 and will be circulated to all Canadian Angus Association members in the fall of 2012.

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