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Canadian Limousin Association 46th Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 8, 2015 Stratford, Ontario


In the past 32 years of the Calgary Stampede Steer Classic 4 of the Champion steers have been Limousin and 6 of the Reserve Champion Steers have been Limousin! The Limousin breed has the second highest number of Reserve Champions of the nine breeds represented on this poster.

Proud of the Limousin Breed!

The Presidents of the Canadian Limousin Association

1970 - 71 Joe Hochhausen 1972 Walt Shatto 1973 - 74 Ted Godwin 1975 - 76 Alan Parke 1977 Jim Lore 1978 Jack Ward 1979 - 80 Dale Barclay 1981 Don Matthews 1982 - 83 Mel Gosling 1984 Stan Cochrane 1985 Clarence Ackert 1986 - 87 Gerry Good 1988 - 89 Mark Cressman 1990 - 91 William Scriven 1992 Rob Garner

Limousin breeders, Scott and Jackie Payne and their sons Jayden and Jaxon Payne of Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK were recognized in the Western Producer in May 2015. The Western Producer published an excellent article about the family and their continued involvement in the Limousin breed as the fifth generation carries on their legacy.

1993 - 94 Don Stephenson 1995 - 96 Lonny McKague 1997 Harry Grant 1998 - 99 Lorne Bodell 2000 Jim Butt 2001 - 02 Martin Bohrson 2003 Tony Gosnell 2004 - 05 Rob Matthews 2006 - 07 Gary Anderson 2007 -09 Jason Brock 2009 - 10 Michael Geddes 2010 - 11 Mary Hertz 2011 - 13 Bill Campbell 2013 - 15 Brian Lee


Brian Lee,

president Box 6179 Janetville, ON L0B 1K0 Tel.: 705. 340-5944 Cell.: 905. 447-5173 C Fax: 705 .340- 5205 hmacsand@hotmail.com Term Expires: AGM 2015

Tery Hepper, vice-president General Delivery, Zehner, SK S0G 5K0 Tel.: 306. 81-4628 Cell.: 306. 536-7075 Fax: 306. 781-4628 thepper@yourlink.ca Term Expires: AGM 2017

Bill Zwambag,treasurer 181 Victoria St, P.O. Box 116 Glencoe, ON N0L 1M0 Tel.: 519.287-3219 Cell.: 519.494-9613 Fax: 519.287-5248 bzwambag@execulink.com Term Expires: AGM 2016

2014-2015 CLA Board of Directors

Directors

Tim Andrew

Eric Boon

Term Expires: AGM 2015

Term Expires: AGM 2016

Box 224, Youngstown, AB T0J 3P0 Tel.: 403.779.2273 Cell.: 403.854.6335 Fax: 403.779.2273 tlandrew@netago.ca

Box 181Lucky Lake, SK S0L 1Z0 Tel.: 306.858.2130 Cell.: 306.280.8795 Fax: 306.858.2130 eboon3@hotmail.com

Lynn Combest

Jim Richmond

Erin Kishkan

Term Expires: AGM 2016

Term Expires: AGM 2017

Term Expires: AGM 2017

Box 127 Erskine, AB T0C 1G0 Tel.:403.742.5211 Cell.: 403.740.7621 Fax: 403.742.6139 combestclf@yahoo.ca

Box 58, Rumsey, AB T0J 2Y0 Tel.: 403.368.2103 Cell.: 403.323.8433 Fax: 403.368-2139 bulls@richmondranch.com

4312 Highway 97 S, Quesnel, BC V2J 6P4 Tel: 250.747.3836 Cell: 250.991.6654 Fax: 250. 747.0436 kishkan@quesnelbc.com

Tessa Verbeek

General Manager

The Limousin Voice:

Today’s Publishing: Bryan Kostiuk, editor Piper Whelan, CLA writer

Registry System / I.T.:

Digital Beef

Breed Improvement Consultant: Dr. Robert Weaber

Rita Ricioppo Dallas Wise Sandy Ostertag Registry Book Keeping Registry

Richard Renaud

1362 Chemin Gore, Huntingdon, QC J0S 1H0 Tel: 450.264.3247 renaud_richard@hotmail.com Term Expires: AGM 2015

Staff & Service Providers


2015 Generak Annual Meeting Agenda

Welcome, Call to Order –

Brian Lee, President

• Guest Introductions CLA Past Presidents CLA Board of Directors CLA Staff Other guests •

Approval of Agenda

• Voting procedures, discussion procedures, etc (page 5) a) Appointment of scrutineers • Review and Approval of the 45th Annual General Meeting minutes (pages 6-10) a) Business arising from minutes •

First call for Nominations

President’s Report (pages 11-12) –

Brian Lee

• Financial statement review engagement report (pages 14-23) – a) Appointment of Auditors

Tessa Verbeek Commercial Liaison Committee Report (pages 28) – Tim Andrew Junior Committee Report (page 29) – Eric Boon National Show and Sale Committee Report (page 30) – Terry Hepper

Breed Improvement Report (pages 22-27) -

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Bill Zwambag

Second call for Nominations

Tessa Verbeek

• General Manager’s Report (page38) – a) Limousin Voice (page 33) b) Print Advertising (page 34) c) Social Media / Sponsorship (page 35) d) CBBC & International activities (pages 36-37) e) CLA Website (39) f) Statistics & Fee Schedule Comparison (pages 40-41) • Provincial Association Reports (pages 42-48): British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces • • •

Third call for Nominations Election of Directors

• New Business a) b) c)

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• Adjournment


PART I - MEMBERSHIP SECTION 2 – MEMBERS General Rights Active Members 15. An Active Member in good standing may: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i)

receive notice of all meetings of the Members; attend any meeting of the Members; vote on any matter at any meeting of the Members; vote in any election of Directors; act as a proxy for Voting Members; make representations on any matter at any meeting of the Members; hold office as a Director, Officer or Committee Chair; be appointed as a Member of any Committee established by the Board of Directors; and register, transfer and enroll cattle at the fee level prescribed for Active Members.

General Rights of Junior Members 16. Junior Members may: (a) (b) (c)

Voting Procedures

receive notice of all meetings of the Members; attend any meeting of the Members; and register, transfer and enroll cattle at the fee level prescribed for Active Members.

17. In addition to the rights under Article 16, a Junior Member in good standing eighteen (18) years of age or older may: (a) (b) (c) (d)

vote on any matter at any meeting of the Members; vote in any election of Directors; act as a proxy for Voting Members; and make representations on any matter at any meeting of the Members

Voting

48. Each Voting Member shall have one (1) vote on each matter put to the question at any meeting of Members and may vote at an Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting either in person or by proxy.

PART II - GOVERNANCE OF THE ASSOCIATION SECTION 2 - ELECTION OF DIRECTORS Election 62. The Directors shall be elected by secret ballot by the Voting Members at the Annual General Meeting of the Members. 63. The election of the Directors shall be staggered such that three (3) Directors are elected from among the Active Members of the Association each year for a term of three (3) years.

Excerpt from the Canadian Limousin Association 2008 Amended By-laws

Eligibility 64. In order to be nominated for election and elected or appointed to a position on the Board as a Director, the nominee or appointee shall: (a) (b) (c) (d)

be an individual; be an Active Member in good standing or a representative of an Active Member in good standing; be eighteen (18) years of age or older, with power under law to contract; and not be an employee or contractor of the Association.

Nominations 65.

At the Annual General Meeting there shall be three (3) calls for nominations of Directors from the floor.

Election by Acclamation 66. Where fewer than or only a sufficient number of eligible individuals have been nominated to fill the required number of Director positions, the individuals nominated shall be declared elected by acclamation. Appointment of Directors 67. Where fewer than the required number of Directors have been declared elected by acclamation, the Board of Directors shall appoint eligible individuals to the remaining positions as Directors and the individuals so appointed shall hold office as Directors as if elected.

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CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

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MINUTES OF THE 45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saskatoon, SK

Canadian Limousin Association 45th Annual General Meeting DraftMinutes Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saskatoon, SK

CALL TO ORDER Brian Lee called the meeting to order at 9:45 am Rhett Jones, newly appointed President of the Saskatchewan Limousin Association welcomed the 27 members in attendance and thanked them for attending the Canadian Junior Limousin Conference. GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE CLA past Presidents: Bill Campbell, Rob Garner CLA Board of Directors: Brian Lee (President), Terry Hepper (Vice-President), Bill Zwambag (Treasurer), Eric Boon, Lynn Combest, Jim Richmond, Kelly Yorga and Tim Andrew (late arrival) CLA Staff: Anne Brunet-Burgess Other guests: Bryan Kostiuk, Ted Serhienko APPROVAL OF AGENDA There were no amendments to the Agenda. Moved by Jackie Payne, to approve the agenda as printed in the AGM booklet. Second, Bill Campbell CARRIED VOTING PROCEDURES • President Brian Lee outlined the voting procedures as printed on page 5 of the AGM booklet and appointed Tony Zwambag and Brian Kostiuk as scrutineers if needed. APPROVAL OF THE 44TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Moved by Holli Lee, to approve the 44th Annual General Meeting minutes as presented in the AGM booklet on pages 6-10. Second, Rhett Jones CARRIED FIRST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS There are four (4) vacant director positions this year: Terry Hepper, Jim Richmond and Kelly Yorga have completed one full term of three years and therefore are eligible for nomination. Luc Forcier resigned in April 2014 leaving one year to complete on his term. Nominations received: • Terry Hepper, Zehner, Saskatchewan • Jim Richmond, Rumsey, Alberta • Erin Kishkan, Quesnel, British Columbia • Richard Renaud, Huntingdon, Quebec Lynn Combest called for nominations from the floor. • No nominations were presented for the first call. PRESIDENT’S REPORT – Brian Lee • President Brian Lee read his report as printed on page 11 of the AGM booklet.

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Moved by Brian Lee, to adopt the President’s report as presented. Second, Wayne Burgess CARRIED FINANCIAL REVIEW ENGAGEMENT REPORT – Bill Zwambag Complete report was included in the AGM booklet from page 12 to 21 for members to review. • Bill pointed out that the CLA is making some changes to achieve sustainability. One of them is investment portfolio being redirected and should show better return for the 2015 fiscal year. Questions: o Does the CLA have a budget? Yes, a budget is put together in December and adjusted in April (if needed) according to Whole Herd Enrolment numbers. o Why is there a loss on marketable investment? The bonds were cashed at their peaks and the money was left in a savings account instead of being re-invested. Moved by Bill Zwambag, to adopt the Reviewed Financial Statements as presented. Second, Jay Bohrson CARRIED

Canadian Limousin Association 45th Annual General Meeting DraftMinutes Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saskatoon, SK

APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS Moved by Bill Zwambag, to appoint Kenway Mack Slusarchuk Stewart as auditors of the review engagement for the year ending December 31, 2014. Second, Wayne Burgess CARRIED BREED IMPROVEMENT REPORT – Kelly Yorga Complete report was included in the AGM booklet from page 22 to 25 for members to review. • There wasn’t a Breed Improvement Committee in 2013. All matters were discussed at the Board level. • We have experienced some delays with the lab since it has been sold to Quantum, but we are confident it will be rectified very soon. The Board has not made a decision to change DNA testing provider at this time. • We have been working very closely with NALF on matters such as GE-EPD’s. We hope to be on par in the New Year, even though some genomics enhanced numbers show very little movement of accuracy. Questions: o What measures are being taken by the CLA to address carcass evaluations? Ultrasound is encouraged and compensated by a rebate. BIXS can be the answer to additional carcass information from our commercial producers. Moved by Kelly Yorga, to adopt the breed improvement report as presented. Second, Rob Garner CARRIED JUNIOR COMMITTEE REPORT – Eric Boon Complete report was included in the AGM booklet on page 27 for members to review. • We are pleased to welcome 36 junior members to the 2014 Conference. There are 50 head of cattle in the show today. • The CJLA Board will have a greater engagement in Junior Programs in the future.

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Recruiting additional Limousin enthusiasts is also part of their mandate. • Collecting email addresses for Junior members would enhance the CLA contact data base. Currently several are missing. Moved by Eric Boon to adopt the Junior Committee report as presented. Second, Jay-Dean Smyth

Canadian Limousin Association 45th Annual General Meeting DraftMinutes Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saskatoon, SK

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NATIONAL SHOW & SALE COMMITTEE - Terry Hepper Complete report was included in the AGM booklet on pages 28-30 for members to review. • Thank you to Alberta for a fabulous 2013 National Show at Farmfair. The events were very successful for the Limousin breed. • This year’s committee is composed of several active SK exhibitors and one representative per other regions (BC, AB, MB, ON). • We welcome everyone to attend the 2014 National at Agribition where Gary Anderson has been selected as the judge for the show. Bohrson Marketing will be conducting the sale. • The 2015 National events will be held in Ontario. Moved by Terry Hepper, to adopt the National Show & Sale Committee report as presented. Second, Rhett Jones CARRIED SECOND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Lynn Combest made a second call for nominations • There were no nominations presented at the second call • There will be one more call for nominations GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT – Anne Brunet-Burgess Member Communication – Page 31 • Our monthly newsletter is the main mean of communication with members about current CLA news and information. • The Voice is our display window to the rest of the industry in Canada and abroad. Thanks to the Today’s Publishing team for their professional work on our breed magazine. • The CLA produces a membership directory every second year. A new edition was released in May 2014. This is a free member service. Print Advertising – Page 32 • Our print advertising is limited to double spread ads in five issues of the Cattlemen Magazine. The co-op participants are the pillars of this endeavour. We will be contacting current advertisers very soon to renew their commitment for another five issues. Social Media – Page 33 • In pursuing the mandate of increasing visibility of Canadian Limousin, social media outlets have been an effective tool. Anne dedicates a fair amount of time searching for interesting postings and tries to keep the CLA Facebook and Twitter accounts fresh with current information.

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Canadian Beef Breeds Council / International Market Development – Pages 34-35 • CBBC is an important organization to address common issues that face purebred beef associations. It is also how we access some funding needed to cover our international market development. • Anne was elected to the CBBC Board in March 2014 and chairs the Domestic Marketing and Communication Committee. • Members are reminded that funding is available to support in-bound missions from potential buyers attending Farmfair and/or Agribition. • The 2014 International Limousin Conference will be held in Argentina November 2-10.


Questions: o Is there a policy on social media posting of private events? There is no policy at this time. CLA member, Rob Garner asked the CLA Board to consider establishing a policy that gives preferential treatment to Voice advertisers as an added value to their support of the national breed publication. Some members in attendance spoke against it, explaining that there are many marketing venues, the Voice is just one of them. There are also other ways to be a strong supporter of the breed (showing, volunteering etc.) o Can the Voice be published less expensively? The paper quality is insignificant in the total production cost. The quality of the magazine relies also on content, which is supplied by the CLA. o Has the Board made a decision about sending the Voice at large to all commercial bull buyers? The cost of mailing 2000+ copies doesn’t fit in our operating budget. In order for it to be self-sufficient, at least 9 more pages of contract advertising would be needed. Office Update and State of the Breed – Page 36-39 • Devra Leavitt has left the CLA, therefore we are currently looking for part time help for our registry department. Dallas Wise remains three days/week, but takes a six week leave of absence each Spring. • The CLA is represented at many other industry levels. Page 37 is a sample of some of these involvements, such as the consultation phase of the Canadian Animal Pedigree Act. • There is a fee comparison table on page 39 that offers a snapshot of where the CLA stands compared to other breed organizations. CLA members need to be aware that some changes are on the horizon with regards to the fee schedule in order to achieve sustainability.

Canadian Limousin Association 45th Annual General Meeting DraftMinutes Saturday, July 26, 2014 Saskatoon, SK

Moved by Mark Porter, to adopt the General Manager’s report as presented. Second, Jackie Payne CARRIED THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Lynn Combest made a 3rd call for nominations. • There were none presented. Moved by Lawrence Daniel, to close nominations for the CLA Board of Directors. Second, Wayne Burgess CARRIED NEW BOARD MEMBERS We have four directors appointed to office by acclamation: • Terry Hepper, Zehner, Saskatchewan • Jim Richmond, Rumsey, Alberta • Erin Kishkan, Quesnel, British Columbia • Richard Renaud, Huntingdon, Quebec

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PROVINCIAL REPORTS – published in Annual Report Reports from provincial associations were included in the AGM booklet from page 40- to 46 for members to review. The provincial reports are for information only. Members are encouraged to read them and contact the provincial reporters with comments or questions.

Thank you to retiring board member Kelly Yorga for his dedication to the CLA!

NEW BUSINESS • On page 47 of the AGM booklet, the CLA Board of Directors is proposing a by-law change regarding Proto testing of donor dams. The change affects by-law #56, 66, 70, 71, 72, and 73. The reason for the proposal is to avoid propagation of Proto carriers by embryo transfer. Moved by Terry H., to make Proto testing mandatory for all donor cows in embryo production effective January 1, 2015. Second, Wayne Burgess CARRIED • As a follow up to a member’s request to the CLA Board of Directors, the attendance was asked to express their opinion on the gradual introduction of compulsory DNA parentage verification for all registered Limousin animals. Comments: o The additional cost would be detrimental to registration numbers. o The random testing could be increased to assure accuracy of pedigrees. o Perhaps if DNA testing costs were to go down, the possibility would be more feasible. Question: o Is there a policy on importing animals, carriers of genetic defects into the CLA herdbook and registering progeny? In some cases, their original herdbook may not allow registration. The CLA Board will include it on their next meeting agenda. At this time, only 200 Lim-Flex registrations are issued per year. Policies regarding registrations of progeny from Angus carrying defects has not been a huge issue. 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The 2015 AGM will take place in Ontario with the Canadian Junior Limousin Conference. The exact place and dates will be announced shortly.

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ADJOURNMENT

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hree director terms are expiring at the AGM; Tim Andrew has completed three years on the CLA Board, and can be re-elected. Richard Renaud has completed the re-

Moved by Rob Garner to adjourn the AGM at 12:10 pm

mainder of Luc Forcier’s term which was to expire in 2015. Brian Lee has completed two terms of three years, and cannot be re-elected. Therefore three (3) three year terms are open for nominations.

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ominees:

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Tim Andrew (AB) Matthew Heleniak (ON) Mark Angus (MB)


IStratford ’d like to welcome you to and thank all of our

juniors,volunteers and members for attending the National Junior Limousin Impact show and our annual meeting. This annual meeting has many mixed emotions for me as it brings me to the end of my tenure on the Canadian Limousin board.

T he last year has been filled with a lot of optimism

in the beef industry, changes for the Limousin breed and changes in the CLA office. Since our last annual meeting the beef market has been on a solid upward trend with new highs being set on a weekly basis. Whether it is the stocker, cull or replacement market one thing is clear and that is people are looking at the positive advantages of our breed and want to capitalize on them. When the market was in a flat line the cattlemen that toughed it out kept moving forward, promoting our breed and now see returns that have never been seen in the beef industry before. There doesn’t seem to be any sign of it slowing down in the next few years and to those people who did tough it out in our breed I applaud you.

Iliket istoatintroduce this time that I would you to our new

General Manager Tessa Verbeek. Tessa brings a fresh, young perspective to the breed with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. She may not have come directly from a Limo family but is now fully entrenched in our Limousin breed. Tessa is well aware that she has huge shoes to fill but has thrown herself into this challenge and wants to make a very positivemark to help move the breed forward. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow directors and the membership when I say “welcome Tessa” from your Limousin family.

T he year has brought some interesting changes from the

board’s perspective that we are all hoping will bring positive results to the producers. As you know we introduced the pink tag program back in the spring. This is a program that is designed not only to help the purebred producer but the commercial cattlemen as well. This project came about as a result of the Focus on Beef forums that we ran a couple of years ago. I would like to thank Tim Andrews for his dedication to this project from the inception of the focus groups

straight through to the pink tags that we now see in our animals ears. The commercial committee was formed as a result of the focus groups and has been a very successful link between the purebred and the commercial producer. The over whelming acceptance of this program at it’s launch proves that purebred and commercial producer alike are equally proud of their product. So let’s continue to identify and be proud of our Limousin breed.

O ne of the other projects that has been completed was the in-

troduction of Digital Beef which we are hopeful will be a positive advancement for our breed. The biggest change with this program is in the EPD’s. They will now always be current not just a few times of the year when the “runs” were made. Hopefully this new system will encourage more people to enter their data and in turn we can have even more accurate EPD’s which will continue to help producers make more informed decisions for their operations.There is always kinks to be worked out with any new system but I feel we are just at the tip of the iceburg with what we will see it do for us in the future.I encourage you to go online and have a look at the new system and see what it can do for you.If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the office staff. Another project that happened at the same time was the launch of the new website with a fresh updated look and hopefully more user friendly.It has been a work in progress.The office staff will continue to make improvements and keep it current.

President’s Report

Brian Lee “Whether it is the stocker,

cull or replacement market one thing is clear and that is people are looking at the positive advantages of our breed and want to capitalize on them.

Report continued on next page

2014 tour at Hollee Limousin, CLA president Brian Lee and wife Holli Lee’s operation.

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T he last and most interesting challenge was that of re-

President’s Report Continued

Sincere thank you to Brian Lee for his years of dedication to the Canadian Limousin Association!

placing our General Manager Anne Brunet-Burgess. She was offered a wonderful career opportunity which she decided to pursue and I along with all the directors wish her the best. Anne was a great ambassador for our breed not only in the day to day operations of the association but was always looking to the future for ways to improve the breed and to bring it to the forefront whenever she had the chance. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work so closely with Anne during my years on the board but especially during the last 2 years while I have been president.I would like to wish her great success in her new job not only personally but on behalf of my fellow board members. I am sure I can also speak with confidence when I thank her from the members of the association for a job very well done.

Ibership would like to thank the memfor allowing me this op-

portunity to work on the CLA board for the past several years but also to my fellow board members for entrusting this presidency on me.Your constant support throughout my presidency will never be forgotten.

Iries oftakemyaway many memoyears with the CLA

but the ones that I will remember fondly are the great people involved in our breed and the opportunity I have had to meet so many of you. Thank You,

Brian Lee

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Thank you to Anne Brunet-Burgess for her unparelleled commitment to the Limousin breed and years of work as the General Manager of the Canadian Limousin Association! We wish you all the best in your new endeavour!

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Treasurer’s Report

Bill Zwambag

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here was not an official Breed Improvement Committe in 2014-15, therefore I will give a brief update. There have been numerous changes in regards to Breed Improvement within the CLA this past year.

ur new registry system, Digital Beef, has been the most significant of the changes. This new registry system is a powerful tool for our membership. The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) is also utilizing Digital Beef making for more seamlessness between Canada and the USA. As with all of the recent changes within the CLA, this new registry system will take some getting used to. There is a resource available on the CLA website to assist you with learning how to utilize Digital Beef, and the office staff is available to assist you and answer questions. We welcome your feedback and suggestions for improvement as we work together to make this new registry system a user-friendly tool for our membership.

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his spring, the CLA contracted a new breed improvement consultant, Dr. Robert Weaber of Kansas. Dr. Weaber is an associate professor and extension specialist at Kansas State University. His previous and current work with other breed associations including NALF and his wealth of knowledge will be an asset to the CLA.

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ith Anne’s departure from the CLA, I was asked to continue on in her place on the NALF Performance Committee which I have agreed to do in order to stay up to date and involved in NALF’s breed improvement efforts.

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he multi breed genetic evaluation was released this spring. Please see the graphic below for answers to some of your questions regarding the new base for Canadian Limousin EPD’s.

Tessa Verbeek “We welcome your

feedback and suggestions for improvement as we work together to make this new registry system a user-friendly tool for our membership.

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Parentage Verification: Why?

Homozygous Tests (polled and/or Color)

The CLA bylaws and rules, require DNA tests for the following: • Sire verification for all walking bulls • Sire verification for donor cows • Parent verification for all AI sires (public sales of semen AND inherd use semen) • Parent verification for all embryo calves and Fullblood animals

Who Provides These Tests?

The main provider of these Igenity tests, is GeneSeek in Nebraska, U.S. The CLA is NOT involved as a third party; meaning we do not provide the forms or take your payment or receive the results. However, as a member service, the proper form is posted on our website (under DNA) for you to download and print.

DO NOT ORDER PARENTAGE verification from GeneSeek. They are not the official lab of the Canadian Limousin Association.

What do I send?

What do I send?

1) You must send one sample to GenServe with the CLA issued form for Parentage verification.

A hair sample of 40-50 follicles along with a form that the CLA will generate for you.

Where?

GenServe Laboratories Inc. 101 - 110 Research Drive, Saskatoon, Sk S7N 3R3

When?

At least 8 weeks before needing results. With the transition to SNP, our lab has been very busy and experiencing some delays.

What else?

We are now close to being done with the conversion of our DNA bank to SNP. SNP is a state-of-the-art DNA testing method that is preferred around the world. We were able to obtain some funding to convert animals in our historical bank. Once the funding has run out, any leftover animals whose DNA on file was not flagged to the CLA, the conversion will be at the expense of the CLA member. We have come across some animals whose sample was not suitable for conversion (not enough hair follicles in most cases). The progeny of animals that cannot be converted to SNP, but needing parentage verification, will be subject to “Double Testing”. Double testing means that we have to run a first test to verify the parents under the old method (microsatellite) as there is no other option. Then we run a second test by SNP so this new animal is on par with the rest of the population with results by the “new test” or SNP. The cost for this scenario is $45 instead of $30.

A hair sample of 40-50 follicles is preferred, along with a proper form that you can download on the CLA website or at: www.igenity.com GeneSeek also prefers that you use their hair cards to organize the sample. They also offer a blood card that requires a few drops of blood. These cards can be obtained by contacting them directly.

If you need a Parentage Verification DNA test and also wish to get homozygous tests/HD profiler for the same animal.

2) And one Igenity form (indicating which tests you want to order from them and payment information) with a hair sample to Delta Genomics. Delta will either forward your sample to GeneSeek in Nebraska or extract DNA at their lab.

DNA Testing

Where do I send the samples?

Delta Genomics Lab in Edmonton is a gathering place for Canadian animal samples, and then they are shipped to the GeneSeek in Nebraska once a week. In some cases, the DNA is extracted directly at Delta, then an electronic file is sent to GeneSeek for interpretation of the results.

Why can I not send the samples to Nebraska myself? Because Delta Genomics in Edmonton has the proper permit to ship animal material to the U.S. where the testing is done. If you mail on your own, the samples can be confiscated at the border and never reach GeneSeek. However, you can mail the sample directly to GeneSeek within the United States if that is an option. Otherwise, we recommend that you send to: Delta Genomics Room 4244 TEC Centre Enterprise Square 10230 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

When?

At least 8 weeks before needing results.

What else?

Consider ordering a High Density Limousin Profiler. The information from a High Density breed specific profiler will be useful in the very near future when Genomic Enhanced EPD’s are part of the Canadian Limousin genetic evaluations.

Leptin Test What is it? Leptin affects appetite and metabolism. Breeders looking to improve their herd genetics for carcass quality and efficiency can select for “TT” sires. Some bull buyers seek TT bulls for their commercial operation. More information at www.quantumgenetix. com

A guideline for Canadian Limousin Association Members Updated om June 24, 2014

Who does the test? Quantum Genetix (GenServe Laboratories Inc.) 101-110 Research Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 3R3

The Canadian Limousin Association is a Silver Sponsor of the Livestock Gentec Field Day August 19th in Lacombe, AB as well as the Livestock Gentec Annual Conference October 13th-14th in Edmonton, AB. Consider joining CLA General Manager Tessa Verbeek at one or both of these informative events!

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Listed by CLA member number by province (West to East)

Congratulations Elite Herds! T

he Elite Herd Program aims at identifying the herds that do total reporting of information for their animals and truly contribute to the advancement of the Limousin breed. Elite Herd Awards are divided in 4 categories: •

Platinum: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, Docility, YW, SC , Ultra sound or carcass

Gold: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, YW and docility

Silver: herds that submit BW, CE and WW

Bronze: herd on Whole Herd Enrolment

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2014 Platinum Elite Herds 5328 BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST, BC 23132 R & R ACRES, AB 5689 J. YORGA FARMS LTD, SK 7456 B BAR CATTLE, SK 3723 W GLEN CAMPBELL & SON, MB 4318 L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES, MB 7390 PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN, MB 7429 AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN, MB 8445 JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN, MB 28338 JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH, MB 7200 KOYLE FARMS, ON 16772 POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN, ON 18424 BEE ZEE ACRES, ON 24174 ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN, ON 26513 TOP MEADOW FARMS, ON 137792 RAIL LINE FARMS, ON 138499 ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY, ON 139978 FERME SDJ POLLED LIMO, QC 139043 FERME J.P.E.R., QC 2014 Gold Elite Herds 8518 DRY CREEK RANCH, BC 16187 HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN, BC 19557 PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN, BC 1087 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS, AB 1452 ANDREW RANCHES, AB 3880 HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN, AB 5594 HILLVIEW FARMS, AB 5941 RICHMOND RANCH LTD, AB 6865 IVY LIVESTOCK, AB 7716 ALTABARR FARMS, AB 10177 D C FARMS, AB 10402 NORTH SLOPE FARMS, AB 13535 EXCEL RANCHES, AB 17863 FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN, AB 20270 VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES, AB 28960 RUNAWAY RANCH, AB 133399 PLAINS LIMOUSIN, AB 133408 DIAMOND C RANCH, AB 140581 TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN, AB 3617 EDEN MEADOWS FARM, SK 4749 PAYNE LIVESTOCK, SK 12094, ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN, SK 15643 ELIAN LIMOUSIN, SK 26623 JONES CATTLE CO, SK 133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN, SK 136560 CARPENTER CATTLE CO., SK 6467 TWIN OAK STABLES, MB 7383 HOCKRIDGE FARMS, MB 137929 FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN, MB 16839, MAPLE KEY FARMS (EMBRO) INC, ON 18678 HOLLEE LIMOUSIN, ON 26211 LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN, ON 28654 FERME J.L. & S. MAINVILLE FARM, ON 28756 BENNVILLE FARM, ON 136650 EMILY GIBSON, ON 138198 HAWKEYE LAND AND CATTLE, ON 138328 CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY, ON 138642 WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN, ON 140007 DARLING FARMS, ON 140196 HAYSTACK ACRES , ON 140563 DENIS GRAVEL, QC 7928 FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG, NB 91447 BALAMORE FARM LIMITED, NS 2014 Silver Elite Herds 26375 ZAMORA RANCH, BC 1848 CAROLE BARCLAY, AB 5493 TERRY BARCLAY, AB 6158 RICKY BARCLAY, AB 2413 COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM, AB 4435 HIGH CATTLE COMPANY, AB 5102 SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS, AB 11032 HUDSON LIMOUSIN, AB 15864 WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS, AB 16948 PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM, AB 21522 MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH, AB 25311 ADELE & SHAUN WALSH, AB 138846 DE JAGER LIMOUSIN CATTLE CO., AB 140250 ROCKIN 2D LAND & CATTLE, AB 1079 E M TEDFORD & SONS, SK 6661 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN, SK 7343 HEWSON LIMOUSIN, SK

10103 SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN, SK 13962 ANNE DYCK, SK 15023 HI-WAY LIMOUSIN, SK 23229 MERV & DIANE SPRINGER, SK 15179 CHERWAY LIMOUSIN, MB 2773 CEDAR PATCH ACRES, ON 5580 RIVERBANK FARMS, ON 6592 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS, ON 8556 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN, ON 9720 BOOTHVILLE FARMS, ON 24350 DENISON LIMOUSIN, ON 25630 NEIL BROWN, ON 27889 ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN, ON 140807 GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY, ON 3438 RUNNYMEDE FARMS, QC 6432 FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC, QC 7052 FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC, QC 11583 BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN, NS 2014 Bronze Elite Herds 1975 BOB & MARILYN MARSHALL, BC 4697 LAURKEL LIMOUSIN, BC 8539 LISA ANN REAY, BC 8543 DARVIN KERR, BC 29207 LINDA SUE KERR, BC 1083 STEWART FARMING LTD, AB 1756 NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC., AB 7061 BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN, AB 8192 LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN, AB 8571 COTTAGE LAKE LIVESTOCK, AB 8577 LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN , AB 9640 EMPIRE LIMOUSIN, AB 10896 SHOOTING STAR LIMOUSIN, AB 13116 LAZY S LIMOUSIN, AB 13868 JAMES & WANDA LABIUK AND FAMILY, AB 15475 DAWN VALLEY CATTLE CO, AB 18460 MARK & DORIS PAYNE, AB 23029 LOST POINT LIMOUSIN, AB 27413 VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM, AB 27531 KASH FARMS, AB 28135 TIM MATTHEWS, AB 133832 CRESTHILL CATTLE CO., AB 135055 LINGLEY LIMOUSIN, AB 133596 MURPHY RANCH, AB 138272 HORIZON LIMOUSIN, AB 139240 ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK, AB 139608 KEVLON LAND & CATTLE, AB 140446 NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN, AB 140916 SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO., AB 141022 DOMINIC & KARLEE SKLIVAS, AB 2763 WEDRICK STOCK FARMS, SK 3526 GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN, SK 4009 NORDAL LIMOUSIN, SK 5497 SCOTT & JACKIE PAYNE, SK 5792 EDWARDS LIMOUSIN, SK 8056 DALE TURNER, SK 8530 DAVID HAGEL, SK 13561 KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN, SK 18741 ALVIN QUALLY, SK 19197 JEFFREY GUTEK, SK 22603 CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN, SK 23329 GERRY VILLENEAU, SK 133940 LAIRD EDWARDS, SK 136548 ROCKY BAR LIMOUSIN, SK 139032 ERIC MARTENS, SK 139423 NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN, SK 139692 CRIPPLE CREEK RANCHES, SK 140619 JL LIMOUSIN, SK 140672 RCN LIVESTOCK, SK 2331 COCHRANE STOCK FARMS, MB 5615 DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN, MB 12144 TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN, MB 20580 JAKO FARMS, MB 21825 OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN, MB 24928 JLB LIMOUSIN, MB 29019 WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN, MB 135117 MITCHELL FARMS, MB 135305 LG LIMOUSIN, MB 138655 TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, MB 3138 JOHN F. MCKEE & SONS, ON 4384 MERLIN J. REDMOND, ON 4847 SMART LIMOUSIN, ON 5327 TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE, ON 6028 GLEN IRVINCE, ON

6847 ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS, ON 8310 STONERIDGE MEADOW, ON 9267 CORAD FARMS, ON 11704 LESLIE & DEB FALCONER, ON 14834 JR’S LIMOUSIN, ON 15218 W.R. BLACK, ON 16151 TRIPLE A FARMS, ON 16891 PINE HAVEN FARM, ON 17100 MARIAN HOLBEIN, ON 20368 Y2K LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY, ON 21934 BEAR CREEK FARM, ON 23096 ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN, ON 24190 ALEXANDER DAVENPORT, ON 25367 CHAD HUNT, ON 25558 CLARK CATTLE, ON 27292 GLENNA & CORY, ON 28896 NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN, ON 133337 RED WING CATTLE COMPANY, ON 134745 LONELM FARM, ON 135217 BILL ARTHUR, ON 135779 JADE LIMOUSIN, ON 135862 CJC CATTLE COMPANY, ON 136050 PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN, ON 136141 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY, ON 138312 RED MAPLE FARMS, ON 138538 KAREN & BETHANEY STOREY, ON 138623 RAILWAYCREEK FARMS, ON 138754 STOREYLAND CATTLE CO, ON 138764 NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN, ON 138884 DENVER CASSIDY, ON 139052 SUNSET FARMS, ON 139603 BIT BY BIT FARM, ON 139654 FRANCISCO FARMS, ON 139987 ANNAMARIE & ELISABET STUDER, ON 140325 SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK, ON 140931 UP COUNTRY FARMS, ON 9473 FERME A.T.J.C.L.A., QC 9483 LES PRODUCTIONS MARCIL INC., QC 12135 RICHARD PLANTE, QC 18299 NORMAND GARNEAU, QC 18659 MCNEIL LIMOUSIN, QC 19192 MARIO SIMARD, QC 24164 FERME GISY, QC 25391 FERME TI-NOEL, QC 133978 JEAN-PIERRE CHARLEBOIS, QC 135880 GERALD DOYON, QC 138381 YVES TREMBLAY, QC 138675 PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC., QC 27452 TOP OF THE HILL FARM, NS 13421 L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY, PE


Elite Limousin Cows 2010-2014 ALTABARR FARMS, VERMILION, AB • ALTABARR’S NUTMEG UAB 20N • ALTABARRS RAGEDY ANN UAB 25R

(Elite 2010) (Elite 2010)

AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN, DARLINGFORD, MB • AMAGLEN NICE GIRL HNH 75N

(Elite ‘10 . Super 2011)

B BAR CATTLE, LUCKY LAKE, SK • B BAR POLLED JEOPARDY BAL 9J • B BAR POLLED NICOLE BEA 4N

(Elite 2010) (Elite ‘10, Super 2011)

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN, MARENGO, SK • JYF POLAROID JYF 419P

(Elite 2010)

BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST, FORT ST. JOHN, BC • AUTO HADRIEN 805H AUTO 805H (Super Elite 2010) • COLE 31K COLE 31K (Super Elite 2010) • 2 HR MISS HEART BEAT 87S WYA 87S (Elite 2012) CAMPBELL LIMOUSIN, MINTO, MB • CAM POLL TRIXIE • CAM PRAIRE GIRL • CAM MIRABEL

WGC 8T WGC 56P WGC 24M

EDEN MEADOWS FARM, ZEHNER, SK • EMF STONES THROW THE 29S

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TMFS MISS 100U JYF PROFILE JYF NORTH STAR JYF PLATINUM JYF PETAL

JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN • LNA USUALLY COOL 812U

TMFS 100U JYF 412P JYF 304N JYF 417P JYF 446P

(Elite 2013) (Elite ‘11, Super 2012) (Super Elite 2011) (Elite ‘10, Super 2012) (Elite ‘10, Super 2012)

LNA 812U

(Elite 2013)

AMANDA MATTHEWS, BRAGG CREEK, AB • HIGHLAND NEGLIGE AGM 102N (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) ROBERT C. MATTHEWS, BRAGG CREEK, AB • MAGS TURTLEDOVE MAGS 2539T (Elite 2014) • HIGHLAND LUCY LUCSIOUS RAM 66L (Elite 2010) PAYNE LIVESTOCK, LLOYDMINSTER, SK • RPY PAYNES GEMINI 4U RPY 4U

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN, QUESNEL, BC (Elite ‘12, Super 2014) • TMF RISING STAR 18R TMF 18R (Elite 2011) • TOP MEADOW 603S TMF 603S (Elite 2010) • PINNACLE’S SEXY KAT RAE 199S • LOYAL LINE PAINTED LADY BLK 7P

Congratulations Elite Dams!

(Elite 2013) (Elite 2012) (Elite 2012) (Elite 2011) (Elite 2010)

(Elite 2013)

R & R ACRES, AIRDRIE, AB • R & R MILKMAID 23T RRA 23T (Elite 2014) EXCEL RANCHES, WESTLOCK, AB • R & R MILKMAID 52T RRA 52T (Elite 2013) • R & R MILKMAID 94U RRA 94U (Elite 2014) • R & R MILKMAID 70T RRA 70T (Elite 2013) • EXCEL POLLED WAYWARD XLR 961W (Elite 2014) • R & R MILKMAID 71T RRA 71T (Elite 2013) • EXCEL POLLED WANDA XLR 992W (Elite 2014) • R & R MILKMAID 77T RRA 77T (Elite 2013) • EXCEL POLLED UNI XLR 883U (Elite 2013) • R & R MILKMAID 92T RRA 92T (Elite 2013) • EXCEL POLLED YOUNG ULTIMA XLR 807U (Elite 2013) • R&R MILKMAID 143R RRA 143R (Elite 2012) • EXCEL POLLED TRANQUILLA XLR 708T (Elite ‘12, Super 2014) • R&R MILKMAID 52R RRA 52R (Elite 2012) • EXCEL POLLED RASPBERRY XLR 517R (Elite 2010) • R&R MILKMAID 44R RRA 44R (Elite ‘11, Super 2013) • EXCEL POLLED NEW ORLEANS XLR 358N (Elite 2010) • R&R MILKMAID 30S RRA 30S (Elite ‘11, Super 2013) • R&R LADY IN BLACK 5N RRA 5N (Super 2011) FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN, THORSBY, AB • R & R MILKMAID 15R RRA 15R (Elite 2011) • GREENWOOD PLD UNTIL PYN 13U (Elite 2014) • R&R MILKMAID 64M RRA 64M (Super Elite 2010) • R & R MILKMAID 51P RRA 51P (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN, LLOYDMINSTER, SK • R&R MILKMAID 141R RRA 141R (Elite 2010) • KEN-DOC JAQUELINE KGS 5J (Elite 2010) • R&R MILKMAID 47R R RA 47R (Elite 2010) • R&R UNFOGETABL SUNST 116N RRA 116N (Elite 2010) BRANDON HERTZ & RON MCKENZIE, DUCHESS, AB • R & R MILKMAID 53P RRA 53P (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) • IVY’S PLD SWEET TOUCH 4S BHM 4S (Elite 2011) RAIL LINE FARMS, LUCKNOW, ON HOLLEE LIMOUSIN, JANETVILLE, ON • RLF TARA RLF 1T (Elite ‘12, Super 2014) • RLF TEMPTRESS RLF 3T (Elite 2012) • TMF JUST PEACHY 521S TMF 521S (Elite 2011) • TOP MEADOW 111M TMF 111M (Elite 2010) HUTTON LAND & CATTLE LTD, PAISLEY, ON • • GREENWOOD POLLED LOTTERY BWP 99L (Elite 2010) TOP MEADOW FARMS, CLARKSBURG, ON • TOP MEADOW 602S TMF 602S (Elite 2012) IVY LIVESTOCK, DUCHESS, AB • TOP MEADOW 604S TMF 604S (Elite 2012) • IVYS UNIQUE PERFECTION 3U HTZ 3U (Elite 2013) • TOP MEADOW 610S TMF 610S (Elite 2012) • IVY’S STUNNING HTZ 31S HTZ 31S (Elite 2012) • MAGS MAYFLOWER MAGS 887M (Elite 2011) • IVY’S POLLED ROXY HTZ 14R (Elite ‘10, Super 2012) • LESF NORTH STAR 5106R LESF 5106R (Elite 2011) • KNIGHT’S BANGLE JWK 39B (Elite 2010) • TOP MEADOW 543P TMF 543P (Elite 2010) • ANCHOR B PLAYMATE MBH 19P (Elite 2010) J. YORGA FARMS LTD, FLINTOFT, SK • TMF MISS 108U TMFS 108U (Elite 2013) • TMF TRICK 264T TMF 264T (Elite 2013)

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he Elite Dam award was revamped in 2010. It was identified that the traits ofimportanceintermsofhighproducing cowswerebirthweight,weaningweight, milk production and docility. The ideal female is described as one that calves every year without assistance, weans a big calf thanks to her high milk production andpossessesatemperamentthatmakes her pleasant to work with. This is a first attempt at rewarding the Limousin cows that fit that profile under modern measurements such as EPD’s. At their December 2012 meeting, the board of directors of the CLA decided to make the Elite Status a permanent designation. Once a Limousin cow is sesignated Elite or Super Elite, that recognition stays with her forever. • All Fullblood, Purebred, or percentage registered Limousin females on Whole Herd Enrolment, the year of Elite designation, are eligible. •

Must have raised at least 4 calves in the last 6 consecutive years. If the female raised 6 calves in 6 years, she receives the "Super Elite" status.

Must have above breed average EPD for Weaning Weight, Milk and Docility.

Must have below breed average EPD for Birth Weight.

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Commercial Liaison Committee Report

014/15 has been a year of continual progress for the CLA commercial committee. Our most notable program had been CLIP (Canadian Limousin Identification Program). Since its launch in late February CLIP allows cattle producers to identify that they are using registered Limousin genetics. This allows others to instantly recognize that this stock has the ability to bring the added gain, conversion and cutability that Limousin cattle are noted for. To the end of June we have sold over 6,200 tags to producers who recognize the benefit of branding their cattle as Limousin. While the program is still in its first chapter we are all receiving good reports from producers on the value of branding their product.

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Tim Andrew Chairman

Committee Members: Trevor Atchison (MB) Jack Chaffe (ON) Sterling Fox (AB) Rick Friesen (AB) Greg Gordon (AB) Gary Grubb (ON) Matthew Heleniak (ON) Scott MacDonald (ON) Tony Seretsky (AB) Stan Skeels (AB) Murray Shaw (ON) Kevin Stopanski (AB) Brennan Jack (SK)

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hen using the “pink” tag and showcasing the value of registered Limousin genetics, those producers are proud partners in our success. Today the industry is at a pinnacle point in the cattle cycle. As North American cattle numbers increase and the market begins its downturn the value of this project will become more evident. We all know that Limousin genetics will improve a mixed commercial herd. The commercial producer who uses our tags will be uniquely positioned in this next market to

offer feeders and processors a recognizable premium product. The extra gain, conversion, yield and cutability are opportunities for profit our commodity cattle for others down the production line. Our feeder listing service has been again been a popular venue for our clients. Several feeders who are looking to source Limousin based calves and yearlings search this listing service to supply their needs. The connections made and orders given by these feeders to their order buyers continue to result in premium prices for our commercial bull buyers.

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new project that the commercial committee is going forward with is our Cattlemen’s Evening. Held along with the Junior Show and Annual General Meeting the committee is planning to bring together producers, market operations, order buyers, feeders and processors for an evening of education and networking. The event plans to combine a Limousin steak supper, industry leading speakers and an opportunity to bring together our supporters, thanking them for their role in our success. These are exceptional opportunities for the committee to gather feedback on our programs, how to improve them and future initiatives. If successful we hope to make the event part of the future annual meeting

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s with everything in this breed, our committees’ success depends on you the purebred breeder. You are our strongest booster, as the primary link between the association and the primary producers. As the primary producers look to you for industry backing genetics, your advocacy of our commercial programs can significantly enhance their success. We have an extremely committed core of commercial cattlemen who are proud of raising the finest specialty beef product in the industry. This committed core is very grateful and reward those who are willing to help them achieve the premium prices they deserve. I challenge you the purebred breeders to continue promoting the programs the commercial committee has initiated. Through you our commercial producers’ success will continue to enhance the breed.


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he skills gained from being active within the Canadian Junior Limousin Association are evident as you look at past members currently still active promoting their own program or those that have chosen different career paths. We should be extremely proud that our very own junior members are some of the most talented and respected young cattleman and making a big IMPACT within the cattle industry!

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he 2014 CJLA Conference was in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where it saw a strong commitment of 36 kids from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They exhibited 50 head of cattle in front of judge Michael Wheeler. Other events the juniors took part in were; photography, public speaking, print marketing, oral marketing, industry quiz, team judging, team grooming and showmanship.

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e can not forget to thank the TBar crew for their continued support to the junior programs. Bryan Kostiuk and Ted Serhienko representing the T Bar Invitational

awarded the $3,643.68 cheque to the CJLA.

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n 2014 the CJLA awarded 5 scholarships based on an essay that explained their involvement in the Limousin breed. The 5 recipients were Brandon Hertz, Curtis Bielecke, William J.F Bexte, Laura Scott and Melissa MacIntyre.

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will see everyone down in Stratford, Ontario for the 2015 CJLA Conference!

Above: Anne Brunet-Burgess presents Carolyn Darling with the 2014 CJLA Conference Sportsmanship Award.

CJLA Scholarship Winners

Brandon Hertz

Junior Limousin Association Report

Curtis Bielecki

Below: 2014 CJLA Conference Aggregate Winners (from left) Cheyenne Porter (Int.), Riley Bohrson (Jr.), Brandon Hertz (Sr.)

Eric Boon Adult Adviser

William Bexte

2014-15 CJLA Board of Directors

Cassidy Matthews(AB) President

Left: Bryan Kostiuk and Ted Serhienko present a cheque for $3,643.68 to CJLA board members Cassidy Matthews and Brandon Hertz.

Brandon Hertz (AB) Vice-President

Carolyn Darling(ON) Treasurer

Laura Scott

Cheyenne Porter(AB) Reporter

Directors; Curtis Bielecki (SK) Nicole Bielecki (SK) Bailey McConnell (ON)

2014 CJLA Conference Participants

Melissa MacIntyre

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he 2014 National Show and Sale took place at Canadian Western Agribition, in Regina. Over 100 head from five provinces were judged by Gary Anderson, a long time Limousin breeder from Bethune, Saskatchewan. The show was broadcast over the internet and viewed by many breeders throughout Canada.

National Show T & Sale Committee Report

his was the first time the exhibitors were awarded extra points at a national show, for the “Show Cattle of the Year” award. Following the previous qualifying shows that were held throughout the year, the Masterfeeds winners were presented with their distinguished awards.

Thank you to Materfeeds for their continued support of these prestigious awards and congratulations to all the nominees and winners.

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rior to the start of National Sale, the Canadian Limousin Association presented the “Award of Distinction” to Martin and Donna Bohrson, the originating owners of Anchor B Limousin, from Hanley Saskatchewan.

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his prominent award was followed by a very successful National Sale, with Bohrson Marketing managing the sale. 18.5 live lots and two semen packages were on offer and sold to buyers throughout

Canada. The sale grossed $162,350, for an average of $8,776.

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hank you to everyone who helped organize, participate and assist in making the 2014 National Show and Sale such a success. I’d like to personally thank the National Show Committee, as well, as the Saskatchewan Limousin Association for all there help and support.

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he 2015 National Show will be hosted by Ontario, at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair, in November.

2014 National Champions - Agribition, Regina, SK

Terry Hepper Mark your calendar: 2015 National Show & Sale November 6-7 Royal Winter Fair

Grand Champion Bul & 2014 Show Bull of the Yearl: RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z Exhibited by Payne Livestock, SK & Highland Stock Farms, AB

Reserve Champion Bull: GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN Exhibited by Greenwood Limousin, SK

ANCHOR B URBAN GIRL

Grand Champion Female & 2014 Show Female of the Year: GREENWOOD YOUNG & RESTLESS Exhibited by Greenwood Limousin, SK

Reserve Champion Female: IVY’S SWEET TOUCH HTZ 29Z Exhibited by Ivy Livestock, AB

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2014 Show Bull of the Year RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z Payne Livestock, SK & Highland Stock Farms, AB

2014 Show Female of the Year GREENWOOD YOUNG & RESTLESS Greenwood Limousin, SK

2014 Show Sire of the Year KAJO RESPONDER 120R Canadian semen rights: Payne/Rayd/Jones/Stoney Creek

2014 Show Dam of the Year IVY’S POLLED PRINCESS Ivy Livestock & Payne Livestock


Martin & Donna Bohrson are the 2014 CLA Award of Distinction recipients. Presented at the Canadian Western Agribition by CLA director Eric Boon.

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he Canadian Limousin Award of Distinction was established to recognize individuals who have dedicated volunteer time to the promotion and growth of the Limousin breed. Candidates are strong believers in Limousin and their promotion efforts have been local, provincial, national and international.

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his year’s recipients are Marty and Donna Bohrson of Hanley, Saskatchewan.

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arty and Donna established the wellknown Anchor B Limousin herd over 30 years ago. Their herd has left its marks across Canada and is known for producing top genetics. Even now, 3 years after their dispersal, Anchor B animals still impact many herds.

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owever, today we are taking a moment to offer our thanks to Marty and Donna for the countless hours that they invested in promoting the Limousin breed. They have both volunteered numerous years to the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Limousin Association and occupied all positions including president and secretary. Further, Martin

1990: Lloyd Atchison (CLA Distinguished Service Award) 1996: Allan † & Sammy Parke Walter Shatto † Ernie † & Wilma Tedford Christina Baumann Massie Jim & Ruth McBride Norm & Joyce McNally 1997: Glen Powell † Harald Gunderson † Bill Perry 1998: Mickey Collins † Jeanne & Ray Locke † Wilbur & Melva † Stewart 1999: Marvin & Mary Latimer Dave † & Sherrie McNally Bernard & Mona Payne

completed 2 terms on the CLA Board and was the president in 2001-2002. We will all remember one of the highlights of his presidency when Canada welcomed the world by hosting the 15th International Limousin Conference in 2002.

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arty and Donna transmitted their passion for the Limousin breed to their three sons who were active in all aspects of the farm while still residing at home. Today, the Anchor B prefix is being carried on by middle son Jay and daughter-in-law Bev who raise Limousin cattle with their own family. There’s even been a third generation of Bohrsons participating at the last two National Junior Conferences!

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oungest son operating a

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sales management business that is involved with marketing Limousin cattle, including the 2014 National Sale that was a huge success. Two years ago, Marty joined Scott’s business, while Donna has been contributing her creative talents behind the scenes all along.

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e are delighted that both Marty and Donna are still involved with the Limousin breed and their dedication continues to benefit all of us in many ways for years ahead to come.

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n behalf of the Canadian Limousin Association Board of Directors and members, it is my greatest pleasure to present the 2014 Canadian Limousin Award of Distinction to Martin and Donna Bohrson.

Martin & Donna Bohrson

Pictured l to r: Eric Boon, CLA director; Donna & Martin Bohrson, Award of Distinction Recipients; Brian Lee, CLA president. 2000: Ron † & Marg Sangster Mark Cressman & Simone Peta 2001: Angus Campbell Frank & Darlene Edwards 2002: Don Matthews † Stan & Pat Cochrane 2003: Ben & Kathryn Plumer † Bill & Marg † Karwandy Jack & Eleanor Ward 2004: Clarence & Shirley Ackert Bob Garner † Louis de Neuville † 2005: Dale † & Carole Barclay John & Doreen Knight 2006: Gordon Meadon

2007: Roger †& Anne Mawer Hugh Filson Alton & Shirley McKay 2008: Andre Lussier Rob & Marci Matthews 2009: Kym & Carole Anthony Lorne & Flossie Bodell Don & Lorna Downie 2011: Wayne & Anne McPhail 2013: Leone Karwandy-Hagel † 2014: Martin & Donna Bohrson

Award of Distinction Recipients

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Inter-Breed & 4-H Success with Limousin 1. Cottage Lake Border Agent sold interest to Wies Limousin Ranch and Marjon Farms at Denver Stock Show and named Grand Champion Limousin Bull at Fort Worth Stock Show. 2. Brittany Hirschfeld won Grand Champion Steer at the Kerrobert, SK Regional Show and Sale with a Limousin steer. 3. Leah Beeching’s Limousin heifer class winner at 4-H Expo in Lloydminster, AB. 4. Jaxon Payne’s show steer out of a Limousin cow won Reserve Champion Steer at 4-H Expo in Lloydminster, AB. 5. Meagan Kowalchuk 2nd in class with purebred Limousin steer at the Bellis 4-H Beef Club show.

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Exciting Limousin Voice News from Today’s Publishing

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Canadian Limousin Print Advertising

Cattlemen & Bull Buyers’ Guide

Provincial Publications

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The Cattlemen magazine print advertising campaign encompasses 5 double-spread ads. Thanks to the participating breeders for contributing to the cost. Additionally, the CLA participated in both Bull Buyers Guide issues published by the Cattlemen magazine. The one page ads were also financially supported by breeders’ participation. The design was made available to provincial associations and custom adapted as posters for specific private events.


Canadian Limousin Association Social Media by the numbers: Facebook • 2,868 fans as of August 2, 105 • 497 new fans since June 24, 2014 • 72% of our fans are men • Number of individuals who follow our page from each country: Canada (766), Mexico (742), Brazil (332), USA (300), Australia (160), United Kingdom (91), Portugal (86), Argentina (52), France (39), and Uruguay (38). Twitter the CLA joined on September 19, 2013. •We follow 336 people/organizations •We have 466 followers • We have gained 211 more followers since June 24, 2014 •We have posted 638 tweets as of August 2, 2015

Social Media

How do the CLA members directly benefit? 1.Your private events will been posted on both media when your catalogue (or flyer or poster) is available. a. A reminder is posted early the morning of the sale. b. If sale results are posted on your own page, the information is shared on the CLA page

2. Special photo albums created for animals in consignment sales. 3. Bulls for sale featured when submitted.

4. Most generic photos sent by members/ fans used and the source is credited. 5. Industry articles, news and other postings of interest are shared most days.

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he limited CLA dollars towards sponsorship have been divided in to three events: The Livestock Markets Association of Canada Auctioneer Championship, the TBar Invitational Golf Tournament and the Livestock Gentec Field Day (August) & Annual Conference (October). LMAC: Along with 4 other breeds, the CLA presents a belt buckle to the top five auctioneers and token of appreciation to the host auction mart. In 2014, the convention was held in Moosejaw, SK. Winner of the Auctioneer Championship was Shawn Gist, Fort Saskatchewan, AB.

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TBar Invitation Golf Tournament: National Junior Associations representing over 2100 members are supplied with a large portion of their yearly funding. This will be applied towards the development of junior advancement. In 2014, the Canadian Junior Limousin Association received a cheque for $3643.68.00 from the tournament. The CJLA is very grateful for TBar’s generosity.

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his year the Canadian Limousin Association will be contributing sponsorship dollars towards the Livestock Gentec Field Day held in Lacombe, AB August 19, 2015 and the Livestock Gentec Annual Conference held in Edmonton, AB October 13-14, 2015. One of the speakers at the Conference is Dr. Mike Coffey. Working together with the British Limousin Cattle Society and ABP, Mike assisted in the development of a value chain whose success rested, in part, on its ability to pass these market signals including those related to carcass value and tenderness from consumer back through to the packers, feeders, and breeders.

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n behalf of the membership, board and staff at the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, we are pleased to present our briefing report to the Canadian Limousin Association (CLA).

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Canadian Beef Breeds Council

Michael Latimer Executive Director

“Our Vision- To provide

a unified voice in support of the purebred genetics provided with the Canadian beef cattle industry. Our Mission- To ensure the continuity, growth and prosperity of the Canadian purebred cattle sector as an integral component of the Canadian beef cattle industry.

he Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) extends its sincere appreciation to the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of Saskatchewan and the Canadian beef industry for their continued support of the Canadian purebred beef cattle sector, through the Legacy fund and Growing Forward 2 programs. A recipient of Legacy funds since 2006, the CBBC has invested in numerous international marketing initiatives to develop market access and increase farm profits post BSE.

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ur focus is to ensure recognized representation for the purebred sector within the Canadian beef and cattle industry. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council will continue to engage and work with both industry and governments at home and abroad to represent and promote Canadian pedigreed beef cattle genetics. As the recognized representative for the sector, the CBBC’s focus plays out in five main areas.  A focus on the National Beef Strategic Plan... As the beef industry develops its dynamic collaborative process engaging all industry sectors and national and provincial beef organizations, the Canadian Beef Breeds Council is proud play and integral role in the Canada Beef Advisors, a diverse group of industry representatives. This group in collaboration with provincial beef cattle organizations developed the National Beef Strategic Plan. Unwavering in its support of the national beef strategy, CBBC believes that a united industry is a stronger industry, and all participants will benefit from this initiative.  A focus on Legacy... In its ongoing efforts with the

CCMDC, the CBBC entered year two of a three year International Marketing Strategy, including a 2014/15 Market Implementation Plan. This comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the organization is reaffirmed annually through strategic planning with the membership to establish goals and priorities in export markets. The CBBC enlists the support of its membership to execute activities within the plan. The CBBC is fortunate to have a membership with extensive experience and success in global markets. Under the Legacy program, CBBC is pleased to have supported the CLA with two outbound missions to the US, an inbound mission to Canada, an outbound mission to Argentina as well as various promotional items.  A focus on domestic awareness and collaboration… A key focus for CBBC will be its collaboration with other stakeholders in the Canadian beef industry. Today, organizations recognize the importance of working together and elimination of redundancies. These efficiencies are necessary to create a sustainable and successful beef production chain. In essence, the purebred beef cattle sector in Canada is the genetic foundation for the Canadian beef industry but recognizes that it takes each sector to flourish to make the system work. A

 A focus on the beef value chain and market development… The importance of the purebred sector in the Canadian beef supply chain is the primary focus for CBBC. However there has been a renewed commitment to focus on the needs of the commercial cattle industry. The adoption of new technologies by purebred producers benefits commercial cattlemen by providing them with new tools to select cattle with greater accuracy that suit their operation. With a new logo and website, Canadian Beef Breeds Council is demonstrating its commitment to engage with international customers and the Canadian beef industry. The newly designed trade show booth and brochures will be utilized at various international and domestic trade shows and livestock exhibitions to provide resources as to the merits of Canadian purebred cattle.  A focus on value and capacity buillding... . CBBC recognizes that value can be created and maintained through consistently delivering quality products and services. Rather than only focusing on volume, we are pursuing opportunities that generate the highest value or greatest return for Canadian producers.

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production chain that works together is fundamental component to achieving success.

2015 CBBC Board of Directors: Front row: Garner Deobald, Vice-President, David Bolduc, President, Michael Latimer, Executive Director Back row: Byron Templeton, Stephen Scott, Rod Remin, Anne Brunet-Burgess, Roger Peters, Rob Smith, and Bruce Holmquist.


Pictured left: Ben & Leanne Toll of Dubbo, NSW, Australia visited a number of Limousin operations in Saskatchewan and Alberta during their trip to Canada in June/July. Pictured right: Craig & Tamara Corby of Goldstein Park Limousins, Corbago, NSW, Australia visited many Limousin operations in Canada and the USA during their extensive trip to tour Limousin operations.

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n behalf of The Irish Limousin Cattle Society, we remind you of the 2016 International Limousin Congress to be held August 20th-28th in Ireland. The program is an exciting blend of Limousin cattle tours and shows, sightseeing and Irish culture. A link to registration details, costs and forms is posted on the CLA website. If you require assistance with registering for the 2016 ILC, please do not hesitate to call Tessa Verbeek at the CLA. Moher will capture hearts. The Cliffs Thursday 25th August are Ireland’s most visited natural Stopping first at the famous Rock Saturday 20th August attraction, standing at 214m. The of Cashel for a photo opportunity. Parade of Flags 1Scheduled group drive this afternoon will incorporate A short drive will bring us to the transfers will depart Dublin Airport part of the “Wild Atlantic Way”, which world-renowned Coolmore Stud, the for Athlone today where the group is the world’s longest defined coastal headquarters of the world’s largest will stay for the first four night. The touring route, running the length of breeding operation of thoroughbred Opening Ceremony and Banquet, the Atlantic coast from Donegal to racehorses. An afternoon visit to parade of flags and live performance Cork. Making our way to the Teagasc Blarney Castle, an historic castle of traditional Irish music, song and Centre in Athenry where delegates, most famous for its stone, which has dance will kick off the 9 day itinerary in joined by ‘Northwest’ and ‘Clare’ Lim- the power of conferring eloquence spectacular style! ousin Clubs, will enjoy a meal and an on all who kiss it! Another highlight evening of Irish traditional music and here is Blarney Woollen Mills; a retail Sunday 21st August dance along with a display of their store housed in one of Ireland’s oldTechnical Conference hosted by finest Limousin cattle. est and most authentic Irish woollen Teagasc Grange which is Ireland’s mills. Finally the group will enjoy centre of excellence in beef research Tuesday 23rd August a visit to the prestigious Roundhill and technology. Delegates will break A relaxed start this morning; Pedigree Limousin herd of Tim and for a visit to Brú Na Bóinne Visitor delegates will visit the Newbridge Doreen Corridan where a BBQ meal Centre. The interpretative centre for Silverware Visitor Centre. An and entertainment awaits. the Neolithic monuments of Newexcellent shopping opportunity, the grange, Knowth and Dowth. A visit centre houses the complete range of Friday 26th August to a modern, commercial Limousin silverware products, a restaurant and Tullamore ringsideToday’s highlight herd will round off today’s activities. the Museum of Style Icons. One of is our National Limousin Show which An alternative tour will run for partners the headline events of the conference takes place in The Hub, Cíllin Hill, and delegates who prefer not to attend is the group’s visit to Ardlea, Ireland’s Kilkenny. Over 2,000 people will atthe Technical Conference. A cruise foremost Limousin herd. After viewing tend to see the best of both pedigree on the River Shannon will be enjoyed this magnificent herd, delegates will and Commercial Limousin. before visiting Clonmacnoise. The Riv- experience a fun evening of Irish fare er Shannon is Ireland’s longest river, and live musical entertainment. Saturday 27th August and one of Ireland’s most spectacular Back to Cíllin Hill today for the destinations. Clonmacnoise is an Early Wednesday 24th August Parade of Champions, the Anglo Irish Christian site founded by St. Ciarán The Guinness Storehouse GateToday YMA finals and ILC Elite Sale. The in the mid-6th century on the eastern will commence with a visit to Virginia Gala Banquet and Official Closing bank of the River Shannon. Show in Co. Cavan, one of Ireland’s Ceremony will take place in The Hub most popular agricultural shows. tonight. Monday 22nd August From Cavan the group will travel to This morning’s highlight is a visit to Dublin to visit the Guinness StoreSunday 28th August John McInerney’s award-winning house. Housed in an old fermentation Delegates will depart Kilkenny today, ‘Drummin’ Limousin herd in Co. Clare. plant, this seven storey visitor experi- being transferred to Dublin Airport or This will be followed by a trip to Bun- ence brings you on an unforgettable their Dublin hotel if they have decidratty Castle, the most complete and welcome and a magical journey deep ed to extend their trip. authentic medieval fortress in Ireland. into the heart of the world famous A walk along the magnificent Cliffs of Guinness brand and company.

2016 International Limousin Congress

August 20th - 28th, 2016

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he Canadian Limousin Association has surely been in a time of change as of late. I stepped into the role of General Manager in mid-May, taking over from Anne BrunetBurgess who, without a doubt, did an outstanding job for the Canadian Limousin Association during her years as the General Manager. I wish her the very best in her new position as General Manager of the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency and thank her for her help with making this transition as smooth as possible.

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Tessa Verbeek “The Canadian Limousin

Association must continue to capitalize on everything we are doing well as a breed and work to focus on the areas we can improve on.

am very honoured to be able to represent the breed I am so passionate about, and am up for both the challenges and triumphs that will come with this position. I appreciate the CLA board of directors and m e m b e r s h i p’s patience as I continue to learn and become fully competent and knowledgeable in all aspects of the CLA. As I live north of Edmonton, AB I am not in the office daily, however with most work being conducted by computer and phone, I have been able to work remotely. I appreciate Dallas Wise, and newly hired Sandra Ostertag, who remain in the office on a daily basis to take care of registry and member services so that I can complete other work.

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igital Beef was opened up to our membership in mid-May as well. This change in registry systems is positive for the CLA, however as with any new program that is a big change

from the ‘norm’ it has come with some snags and slowed down the office staff who are also working to learn the new system and help members to do the same.

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he Limousin tag program has been a tremendous success thus far, and is only gaining momentum. I am currently working on making a similar Limousin branded tag available in Quebec as well. Identifying your Limousin influenced calves with a Limousin branded CCIA tag is an excellent way to showcase your premium product to buyers and bring attention to

our Limousin breed. We have much to be proud of as a breed and I commend all of you who are working to bring positive recognition to the Limousin breed. Whether it be purchasing Limousin branded tags, showing Limousin animals, hosting international guests, sharing your Limousin stories, or continuing to use Limousin genetics to improve your commercial herd - thank you, your efforts are important to our breed.

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e are pleased to have Dr. Robert Weaber providing genetic consultation services for the CLA. His knowledge is a great asset to the CLA.

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n early spring the CLA launched our new website which was created by Katie Songer of Five Gallon Creative. I welcome your suggestions as the website is continually improved and updated.

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s I look forward into what the future holds for the Limousin breed I am very enthusiastic. Although the cow herd may be on the decline currently, I know that there will soon be a generation of younger producers making their way into the industry. I see a strong opp or tu n it y for the Limousin breed to position itself as the breed of choice for young producers that are looking to raise cattle that will be profitable. The Canadian Limousin A s s o c i at i o n must continue to capitalize on everything we are doing well as a breed and work to focus on the areas we can improve on. With the board of director’s guidance it is my job to ensure that we do just that; push ahead with the knowledge of past experience and the excitement of what’s to come for our breed.


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n early spring the Canadian Limousin Association launched a newly redesigned website that has brought a fresh and modern look to the Canadian Limousin Association’s web presence. The website still has many of the content that members are familiar with such as association and performance information, genetics and live cattle for sale, events, resources and publications, junior information, en francais links, and of course the link to our new registry system Digital Beef. Thanks to Katie Songer of Five Gallon Creative who designed the new website.

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embers are encouraged to utilize the free commercial calf listing service, submit paid listings for genetics and breeding stock for sale, and submit upcoming events to be listed on the website.

s the website is being continually refined and updated, the CLA welcomes your comments and suggestions on how we can improve or update the website to better serve our membership. We hope that you enjoy the fresh look of the new site and encourage others to visit it as it is the main hub of Canadian Limousin Association information.

The new Canadian Limousin Association website!

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2009 - 2013 active members (including juniors) 2009 (no Jrs)

2010 (no Jrs)

2011

2012

2013

13 56 157 34 64 122 17 463

11 51 157 34 63 117 15 449

12 45 203 47 88 156 23 574

11 40 189 46 88 165 25 564

9 38 180 43 82 150 26 528

Maritimes Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Total

2009 - 2013 Whole Herd Enrolment 2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

92 969 2213 1306 1958 3700 291 1

99 918 1998 1262 1946 3536 275 0

74 764 1691 1290 1957 3269 272 0

105 634 1650 1136 1804 3134 252 0

106 584 1600 1118 1847 3007 272 0

10,530

10,034

9,317

8,715

8,534

Maritimes Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Others Total

2009 - 2013 Registrations 2009

Maritimes Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Total Combined total

2010

2011

2012

2013*

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

Males

Females

38 188 403 200 507 819 21 2527

28 212 675 279 560 826 33 2985

15 240 428 245 472 738 64 2202

27 237 672 296 466 759 56 2513

34 174 323 289 484 847 61 2212

29 157 548 282 462 878 39 2395

28 114 383 213 556 971 53 2316

25 156 547 241 585 1018 73 2645

5512

4715

4607

Males PB / % 47 / 0 123 / 1 310 / 6 169 / 7 388 / 6 793 / 67 56 / 6 1886 / 93

4961

4146 / 230

2007 - 2013 Transfers Maritimes Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Total

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Females PB / % 48 / 1 147 / 7 520 / 20 231 / 2 401 / 3 843 / 99 67 / 5 2257 / 137

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

22 244 326 310 481 657 31 2071

33 182 767 122 447 570 67 2188

75 252 490 278 470 576 39 2157

18 118 313 197 641 725 43 2057

30 86 454 135 325 622 51 1703

Accurate 2014 Statistics not available due to the change in registry systems

*2013 registrations shown as purebred and percentage. Lim-Flex animals are among the percentage.


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Fee Schedule Comparison - Top 6 Canadian Breeds Angus

Charolais

Hereford

Annual $133.33 Admin fees for lifetime $75/yr

$185 includes provincial levy and magazine

$150 / yr

Simmental

Gelbvieh

Limousin

$125 Includes Provincial levy

Annual $50 Admin $50/yr No longer offer lifetime

WHE $30 Non WHE 0-12 months $50 Non WHE 12-24 months $75 24 + months $125

WHE $25 Non WHE Under 6 months $75

Membership

0 - 4 months $ 20 4-7 months $ 33.33 7-12 months $66.67

Compulsory WHE $26 Penalty is $26 for late enrollments

Lifetime $200 Annual $50 initial then $25 Admin fees $50/yr Registration

under 6 months $20 6-12 months $30 12-18 months $50

WHE $22/head On-line $20 Non WHE 0-18 months $40 Non WHE 18-24 months $50

18+ months $100

12+ months $ 100

6-12 months $100 12+ months $150 Transfer

0-90 days $16 Over 90 days $32

Subsequent transfers $10

under 6 months of sale $15 over 6 months of sale $30

Non WHE 0-60 days $15 60+ days $30

Non WHE 0-90 days $20 91-120 days $40 120+ days $80

Non WHE $20

Performance $25/year + $2 per WW

Included in WHE

$75

$100

$5/cow

$100

Included in WHE Imports $50

$30/year

Included in WHE

$75

$50

Marketing - Facebook & Twitter $2.50/lot includes catalogue extract + Facebook posting

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Free catalogue posting with the purchase of extracts ($2.50/lot)

$325 - $500 web ads $200 for catalogue posting on site

Free catalogue posting and sale day reminder for Country magazine advertisers only Email blasts

$100 Country magazine advertisers $300 for others Website Advertising / posting n/a

n/a

n/a

Free catalogue posting and sale day reminder

Free for members

n/a

$10 / $40 / $100 website advertising options

$50 classifieds Free catalogue posting on calendar of events

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British Columbia BC Limousin Representative

Erin Kishkan

Manitoba 2014-15 MB Limousin Board of Directors

Mark Angus President

Bill Campbell Vice-President

Jay-Dean Smyth Secretary & Junior Rep

Travis Hunter Treasurer

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Directors; Bob Davey Darby Cochrane Scott Stewart Brad Hockridge

ow! Another year come and gone, can’t believe I am already reporting on the past year. It is so exciting to see the renewed optimism in the industry. These record setting prices are putting smiles back where they belong and an invigorated enthusiasm into our breeders. Limousin is in a perfect position and we certainly have some of the most sought after terminal traits in the industry. BC is very proud to offer some of those elite genetics and had a great year representing them to our province.

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n early April, the Peace Country Limousin Breeders held their 25th Annual Bull Sale in Dawson Creek, B.C. It is the only all Limo bull sale in B.C. and fitting for this anniversary sale was record high averages. The 29 bulls averaged over $4600! They would like to thank their volume buyer Mountain View Ranches for purchasing 4 of the highest selling bulls!!

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reetings to all members of the CLA and Junior National participants.

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o all participants in the Junior National I hope you take the time to enjoy beautiful Southern Ontario’s hospitality and the fantastic time that comes with fellowship and competition. These are wonderful learning and growing opportunities.

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anitoba Limousin board of Directors presently consists of President Mark Angus, Vice President Bill Campbell, Treasurer Travis Hunter, Secretary and Junior rep Jay-Dean Smyth, Manitoba Ag-Ex rep Kyle Wright, Manitoba Limousin Advantage Sale rep Art Rodgers, News and Views co-ordinator Cheryl McPherson and Directors at large Bob Davey, Darby Cochrane, Scott Stewart, Brad Hockridge

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imousin was once again well represented at some of B.C.’s premier agriculture exhibitions. North Peace Fall Fair, Dawson Creek Exhibition, Bulkley Valley Exhibition, and Interior Provincial Exhibitions all saw Limousin entries in 2014. Some of our provincial 4-H shows also had Limousin animals receiving champion banners.

breed jackpot heifer show saw a Limousin bred heifer take the reserve banner. She was consigned by Pinnacle View Limousin, and purchased by Richmond Ranch.

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hope this report finds you all well and all the best in 2015!

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n early September Pinnacle View Limousin held their inaugural Open House and treated over 120 guests from all over the province to a day full of Limousin activities. Several cattle displays, lunch, tours, and guest speakers Anne Burgess and Casey Fanta addressed the crowd. It was a great day had by all!!

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C Limousin breeders consigned two females to the 4th Annual Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female sale. The sale was held in Williams Lake, B.C. on September 27, 2014. The all

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ecent happenings in Manitoba included the Livestock Marketing Association Championships with a strong representation present from across Canada. The top 5 included representatives from Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Congratulations for a top 5 finish to Manitoba’s own Tyler Swilarski.

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he Manitoba Limousin Provincial show was June 28th in Treherne Manitoba with Bill Campbell taking top honours with both bull and female. Reserve bull went to Maplehurst Limousin and Reserve female to Twin Oak Limousin. junior Honours went to Kaitlyn Davey and Mary Jane Robinson. Thank you to all exhibitors for representing the breed. Campbell Limousin, Maplehurst Limousin, Mitchell Farms, Twin Oak Limousin.

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ook forward to new changes for anyone interested in the Manitoba Livestock Expo. The MLE is now changed back to Manitoba AG-EX and has moved back into the last weekend in October. This event will feature the a 10 breed cattle show including a heifer calf and bull calf all breed competition and prospect show. Additionally the Manitoba Rodeo Cowboy’s Association Finals will be joining the show, creating an all agriculture weekend event. We welcome all exhibitors and visitors.

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he Alberta Limousin Association wrapped up their year with our 3rd annual field day in the beautiful Rolling Hills area. We never tire of seeing different cattle and farming practices and all enjoyed some great hospitality put together by deJager Limousin, Andrew Ranches and the Stopanski family. Our bus tour also included a stop at Bow Valley Genetics where we toured the facilities and had a fabulous lunch break. Our day wrapped up with an incredible steak supper. Thank you to our hosts and especially Carla deJager for a wonderfully planned day.

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very successful annual Calendar auction fundraiser rounded out the day. Yet again our Limousin breeders stepped up their support and we have passed last years record prices. Thank you to all bidders, buyers, our auctioneer Lynn Combest and ringmen Scott Payne and Wayne Burgess

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ur ALA annual meeting was also held in conjunction with the field day and this proved to be very worthwhile as we had 30 breeders on hand and some great discussion was had. Two new directors were recruited, thank you to Steve Lingley and Jim Symens for coming on board. Returning for a 2nd term is Donna Rowe in addition to our current board members Jackie Payne, Colin Verbeek, Tiffany Richmond, Carla deJager, Mark Porter and Barb Miller. A huge thank you to out going directors Carriann Johnson and Donna Olson.

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he fall show season was well attended by Limousin enthusiasts at Olds , Lloydminster and Farmfair in Edmonton. It was great to see the Limousin breed with so many numbers in the show ring. Congratulations to all ex-

hibitors who came out to represent our breed. We are currently planning the 2015 Bonanza Show at Farmfair and will be adding in percentage cattle classes. Watch for more details coming out soon on entries and we hope to see lots of cattle and breeders out for the event.

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ur spring bull sales saw some record breaking average prices and the cattle industry has certainly seen some enthusiasm over the last year. It has been a long time coming and it was good to see the quality that cattle producers are looking for.

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or all the latest news from the Alberta Limousin Association visit www.albertalim-

Alberta

2015 AB Limousin Board of Directors

Mark Porter President

Jackie Payne Vice-President

Barb Miller Secretary

Carla DeJager Treasurer

Directors; Tiffany Richmond Donna Rowe Colin Verbeek Steve Lingley Jim Symens

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articipation is at an all time high…

here is excitement in the Limousin industry in Saskatchewan!

Saskatchewann 2014-15 SK Limousin Board of Directors

Rhett Jones President

Lee Carpenter Vice-President

Eric Boon Secretary

Janet Hale Treseaurer

Kevin Rea

Past President Directors; Jeff Yorga Bob Turner Chris Qually Eric Martens Carey Hirschfeld

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he Saskatchewan Limousin Associaton had a busy 2014 year as we played host to the CJLA Conference in July at Prairieland Exhibition, Saskatoon, SK and then the Canadian National Limousin Show in November at Canadian Western Agribiton. Both events were well represented with strong numbers and deep quality throughout the classes.

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he CJLA Conference was a major highlight for the Limousin breed in Saskatchewan, Chair Lee Carpenter and his committee put on a great show that brought 36 kids and 50 head from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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gribition 2014 was the largest success in recent memory with 142 entered (the largest increase among the breeds at CWA) Judge Gary Anderson of Bethune, SK sorted through the strong quality of cattle SLA Commercial Producer of the Year was awarded to Edwin and James Sharp form Archerwill, SK Pinnacle View Limousin of B.C was awarded the Herdsman award Richmond Ranches received the 20L jug of Ivo-

strong Limousin representation at the show and look forward to seeing everyone there. If you can not make it, we will see you at Agribition in November!

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he SLA Annual meeting took place in July during the CJLA Conference; we welcomed new board members Eric Martens and Carey Hirschfeld. Thank you to Terry Hepper for your years and commitment on the SLA board!

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mec as the exhibitor draw Bohrson Marketing Services managed the Solid Gold Limousin Sale. A sought after line up of live and frozen genetics created lots of excitement. Live cattle averaged $8,776 The Limousin Juniors brought back enough entries to have their own division at the Junior Beef Extreme! The first time ever that a “Pick of the Barn” event was done in the Limousin barn saw 14 entries of bull calves, heifer calves and bred females; with 200 tickets sold. 15 donated door prizes were drawn for. The lucky winner was Warren Fuchs of Bethune, SK who picked the heifer calf entry of Greenwood Limousin!

Edwin & James Sharp awarded SLA Commercial Limousin Producer of the Year at Agribition.


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t is my pleasure to welcome you to Ontario and especially to the city of Stratford where we are hosting the Canadian Limousin Annual Meeting in conjunction with the CJLA National Conference. First, let me extend greetings on behalf of the Ontario Limousin Association and then I would like to share a glimpse into the activities of our association over the past year.

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ur provincial show was held in Markham in October. The livestock barns were full and the cattle shown were well received by those in attendance. Exhibitors attended from across the province. Once again our juniors participated in a junior showmanship class prior to the provincial show. The 2015 Provincial show is planned for the same location on Oct 4, 2015.

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014 was the 36th annual Limousin show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. We had a great turnout of breeders exhibiting in the show. A junior show was also held at the RAWF with 33 Juniors participating.

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his year Ontario will be hosting the National Limousin Show and Sale at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto. The National sale is on Friday, November 6th and the Show is on Saturday, November 7th.

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ur 2015 day planner was printed and distributed again this year. If you would like a copy please contact an OLA director. Thank you to our breeders and industry partners for making it happen. We have also participated in International Plowing Match in Sept 2014 and the tradeshow at the Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM in February 2015.

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ur annual meeting was held Feb 21/15 in Alliston. The afternoon program included the presentation of some pictures highlighting the International Limousin Conference in Argentina by Sheila and Garry Smart. Highlighting the discussion was the exploration of the membership process in Ontario with lots of feedback for board to consider. The Ontario Limousin Commercial Promoter of the Year award was presented to Garry and Barbara Cornfield, Meaford, On.

ousin breed continues to be forefront with our board. We will be promoting our breed at the Beef Farmers of Ontario AGM tradeshow this coming February.

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hank you to Anne Brunet-Burgess and the CLA for their support and assistance over the last year. We welcome Tessa Verbeek to her new position as General Manager and look forward to working with her in the future. Once again, congratulations to the Canadian Limousin Association on another successful year and we trust you will have a very productive annual meeting and an enjoyable stay in Stratford.

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Garry Smart President

Murray Shaw Vice-President

Garry Smart, OLA President, presenting the Ontario Limousin Commercial Promoter of the Year award to Garry & Barbara Cornfield.

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Bailey McConnell 2014 OLA Queen presenting new 2015 OLA Queen Haleigh Weppler.

Melanie Gollinger Secretary

Brent Black Treasurer

Directors; Shaun Grant Wayne Lawrence Justin Burgess Brandon Hollingsworth David Clark Michelle McLean Bryce Allen Dan Darling Rob Weppler

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invités lors du souper d’ouverture de l’Expo. Visite de la directrice générale, Mme Anne Brunet sur le site de l’exposition. Visite du parc d’engraissement de M. Jean-Paul Palardy par Mme Brunet, M. Dethier, M. Ratelle en vue d’un projet de finition d’un parc de Limousin. Journée champêtre 2014 Le 9 août 2014, la FERME J.P.E.R. de SaintÉdouard-de- Napierville recevait les producteurs sur le site de la e conseil d’adminis- ferme du rang des Sloans dans le tration de l’Associa- cadre de la Journée Champêtre tion des Éleveurs de Limou- 2014. Journée Portes Ousin du Québec est formé par : vertes de l’U.P.A. Serge Dethier - Président Marcel McDuff - Vice-président La Ferme SDJ et la Ferme JPER Réjean Bédard - Administrateur présentaient la race bovine LimDenis Boulerice - Administra- ousin en exhibant des vaches avec leurs veaux et de jeunes génisses teur Claude Lavallée - Administrateur aux citadins Montréalais. André Lussier - Administrateur entes: Éric Ratelle - Administrateur es taureaux LimouRichard Renaud - Administrateur sin étaient présents Mario Simard - Administrateur La secrétaire est madame Diane dans les encans des centres d’élevage bovin (CEB)- multiJoly. sources du Québec : oste de propagandiste oue 22 février 2014, CEB vert à tous les administraSaint-Martin : 23 taureaux teurs. vendus pour un prix moyen de 3 onsieur Richard Renaud 130 $ e 12 avril 2014, CEB Staremplace monsieur Luc tion Unique : 19 taureaux Forcier au C.A. de l’Asvendus pour un prix moyen de 2 sociation Canadienne Limousin pour le reste du terme (1 an) 432 $ qui se terminera lors de l’assemublicité et promotion: blée générale annuelle. Le Bottin des Éleveurs Toutefois, monsieur Renaud est Limousin du Québec éligible pour se p r é s e n t e r est distribué à t r a v e r s pour un terme de trois ans. le Québec. C’est un outil de articipation aux exposi- références et de promotion t r è s tions et activités connexes apprécié autant des éleveurs que des acheteurs. Notre site internet est Exposition de St-Hyacinthe fonctionnel et mis à jour de (24 juillet au 3 août 2014) façon régulière. Il sert autant Exhibit d’une génisse Limousin comme source de références sur par la Ferme JPER acExpo-Boeuf, Victoriaville la race Limousin, les (10 au 12 octobre 2014) Ex- tivités de l’Association, la paruhibit de deux génisses Limousin tion de petites annonces, le par la Ferme JPER et participa- répertoire des membres et il est agrémenté de photos de toutes tion au concours du CIAQ activités connexes à la Présence des administra- les teurs de l’Association pour race Limousin au Québec. Nous continuons à offrir divla journée du vendredi se terers articles promotionnels minant par les allocutations des

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2014-15 QC Limousin Board of Directors

Serge Dethier President

Marcel McDuff Vice-President

Diane Joly

Secretary / Treasurer Directors; Réjean Bédard Denis Boulerice Luc Forcier Claude Lavallée André Lussier Éric Ratelle Richard Renaud Mario Simard

n 2014, l’Association des Éleveurs de Limousin du Québec tenait son assemblée générale annuelle le 4 mai 2014, suivi de l’AGA de la Station Unique Limousin. Cette dernière a tenu également deux assemblées régulières. Notez que notre représentant, monsieur Claude Lavallée, a participé aux assemblées qui ont été tenues par le Comité Conjoint des races de boucherie au courant de l’année 2014.

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comme nos manteaux trois saisons, casquettes, tuques, etc. Nous avons quatre parutions par année dans la revue Bovins de la Terre de Chez Nous. Dans cette même revue, nous profitons également de l’espace qui nous est offert dans la section Vos Associations pour informer nos membres des diverses activités de l’association. Dans le journal La Terre de Chez nous, nous plaçons notre annonce hebdomadaire dans la section des annonces classées. Nous faisons également la publicité pour la Station Unique Limousin. Nous publions notre page du Québec au niveau national dans la revue canadienne Voice Limousin qui est distribuée quatre fois par année au travers le Canada. Pour sa saison 2014-2015, la Station Unique Limousin évaluera des taureaux de race Angus, Limousin et Simmental.

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n 2014, the Association of Quebec Limousin Breeders held its Annual General Meeting May 4, 2014, followed by the AGM Limousin Single Station. The latter also held two regular meetings. Note that our representative, Claude Lavallée, participated in the meetings that were held by the Joint Committee of beef breeds aware of 2014.

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he Board of Directors of the Association of Quebec Limousin Breeders is formed by: Serge Dethier - President Marcel McDuff - Vice President Réjean Bédard - Director Denis Boulerice - Director Claude Lavallée - Administrator André Lussier - Administrator Eric Ratelle - Administrator Richard Renaud - Director Mario Simard - Administrator The secretary Diane Joly.

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ropagandist station open to all administrators.

r. Richard Renaud replaces Mr. Luc Forcier CA at the Canadian Limousin Association for the rest of the term (1 year) ending at the Annual General Meeting. However, Mr. Renaud is eligible to run for a term of three years.

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articipation in exhibitions and related activities Exhibition of St-Hyacinthe (24 July to 3 August 2014): Exhibit a Limousin heifer by Farm JPER Expo-Boeuf, Victoriaville (10 to 12 October 2014) Exhibit two Limousin heifers by JPER Farm and contest entry CIAQ

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Attendance of Directors of the Association for the day on Friday ending with allocutations guests at the opening of the Expo supper. Visit of the Executive Director, Ms Anne Brunet on the exhibition site. Visit of Mr. Jean-Paul feedlot Palardy Ms. Brunet, Mr Dethier, Mr. Ratelle for a finished draft of a Limousin Park.

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ield Day 2014: On 9 August 2014, the FARM J.P.E.R. Saint-Édouard-de-Napierville producers received on the site of the farm of the rank of Sloans under the Rural Day 2014.

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pen Day U.P.A.: he LDS Farm and Farm JPER had Limousin cattle breed showing off cows with calves and young heifers Montrealers townspeople. ales: The Limousin bulls were present in the auctions of cattle breeding centers (CEB) multisources Quebec: On 22 February 2014, CEB Saint-Martin: 23 bulls sold for an average price of $ 3,130 On April 12, 2014, CEB Station Unique: 19 bulls sold for an average price of $ 2,432

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of members and it is decorated with pictures of all the activities related to the Limousin breed in Quebec. We continue to offer various promotional items as our coats three seasons, caps, hats, etc. We have four issues per year in the journal Cattle Earth Our Home. In this journal, we also take advantage of the space that is offered in the section Your associations to inform our members of the various activities of the association. In the newspaper La Terre de Chez us, we place our weekly ad in the classified section. We also advertise the Limousin Single Station. We publish our Quebec page at national level in the Canadian Limousin Voice magazine is distributed four times a year across Canada. For its 2014-2015 season, the Limousin Single Station will evaluate bulls Angus, Limousin and Simmental.

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Unique Auction Station Limousin, discount banners at the best breeder to sell the best bull in Ferme DM Simard.

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dvertising and promotion: The Bottin Quebec Limousin Breeders is distributed throughout Quebec. It is a reference tool and promotion very much appreciated breeders and buyers. Our website is functional and updated regularly. It serves both as a reference source on the Limousin breed, the activities of the Association, the publication of classified ads, directory

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Limousin meat sales launch in a market by Provigo JPER farm

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Maritime Provinces 2014-15 Maritime Limousin Board of Directors

John-Calvin Siddle President

Barb McLaughlin Vice-President

Sandra Othberg Secretary / Treasurer

Mike Horsenell Past-President

he Maritime Limousin Association held its annual meeting in conjunction with the N.B. Beef Expo on September 21, 2014 in Sussex N.B. Five exhibitors showed 25 entries under judge Donald Currie. The Grand Champion Female award went to Top of the Hill Farms from Amherst N.S. with Othberg’s Zandra, a Richmond Todd daughter with her Justice bull calf at side. Reserve went to an Othberg entry, Othberg’s Zen, a Redman daughter who also was a two year old. Grand Champion male also went to the Othbergs with Othberg’s Bruno, an Ivy’s Executive Class son and Reserve went to Top of the Hill farm with their Justice bred TOTH Boozer.

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here were 12 Juniors competing in the Junior Show that was part of the N. B. Beef Expo. Judge Wade Loan put Victor Horsnell as the Grand Champion Showman, with the Reserve spot going to Taylor Stewart. Bryce Cleveland showed the Champion bull calf, Othberg’s Bruno, while Emily Ross showed the Champion Female, WGL Abercrombie 35A.

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n the sales side, Joe Cooper and his son William hosted their third Thickness Sells event at the Atlantic Stock Yards in Truro on March 26th., 2015. They saw an outstanding sale average of over $5,000 on the 11 Limousin bulls that they put on offer. High seller was a TMF son going for $6,400 to Wally Ross of Pictou County.

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week later the 2015 Nappan Bull sale posted record results for all breeds. Limousin were the second highest selling breed, with an average on the 8 bulls sold of $4,735.29, compared to $2,900 in 2014. The top two sellers were Richmond Yak sons bred by Othberg Limousin. The top lot sold for $6,800 to Philip Donaher, and the second highest selling lot sold to Ryan Estabrooks for $5,000. It is also interesting to note, that the two best scoring bulls in the sale for RFI, were two Limousin bulls. A third Richmond Yak son from Otherbers scored the best in the sale with a -3.22 while a ROMN Justice son from Top of the Hill Farm scored second best at an -3.15.

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here are a number of events being planned for this summer. The 2015 annual meeting will be held on September 12 and 13th at the Balamore Farm’s Open House. This will be in conjunction with a Junior Limousin Show that will host showmanship, conformation, clipping and photography classes for the juniors. People will also get a chance to tour the Coopers beautiful operation, located on the Fundy shore in Great Village, as part of the weekend.

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urrently we expect to have three shows this year in Atlantic Canada. The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition which will be hosting for the first time a more interactive Beef Expo, the Hants County Exhibition and the N.B. Beef Expo. And the junior show as part of Balmore’s Open House.

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or further information check out our website. www.maritime limousin.com or our Facebook page under Maritime Limousin Association.

Directors; Joe Cooper Lester Craig Manfred Zillig Fritz Othburg

Visit their website; www.maritimelimousin.com

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Juniors at N.B. Beef Expo Front: Bryce Cleveland Middle: Gabrielle Cleveland, Mackenzie Thorne, William Cooper, Taylor Stewart, Emily Ross Back: Jesse Thorne, Austin Baker, Brandon Smith, Alex Goodwin, Nic Goodwin, Victor Horsnell


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