Canadian Limousin Association 47th Annual General Meeting Sunday, July 31, 2016 Lloydminster, Alberta/Saskatchewan
2015-2016 CLA Board of Directors
Terry Hepper, President
Eric Boon, Vice-President
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Thank you to retiring CLA director Lynn Combest for his years of dedication and guidance provided to the CLA board of directors!
There is one CLA board of director position available for a term of 2016 to 2018. Joe Cooper of Great Village, Nova Scotia has allowed his name to stand for the board. Joe and his family operate Balamore Farms, the largest Limousin operation in Atlantic Canada. He is a progressive and active member of the Maritime Limousin Association, strong supporter of 4-H and youth involvement in the Limousin breed, and has a thorough understanding of all aspects of the cattle industry.
Retiring Director & Director Up for Nomination to the Board 2
• Welcome, Call to Order – Terry Hepper, President • Guest Introductions CLA Past Presidents, CLA Board of Directors, CLA Staff, Other guests •
Approval of Agenda
• Voting procedures, discussion procedures, etc. (page 4) a) Appointment of scrutineers
2016 Annual Generak Meeting Agenda
• Review and Approval of the 46th Annual General Meeting minutes (pages 5-9) a) Business arising from minutes •
First call for Nominations
Greetings and update from the North American Limousin Association –
Joe Epperly, Assistant Executive Director, NALF President’s Report (page 10) – Terry Hepper, President
Financial statement review engagement report (pages 11-20) –
Bill Zwambag, Treasurer
Junior Committee Report (page 21) – Laura
National Show and Sale Committee Report (page 24) –
a) Appointment of Auditors
Ecklund, CJLA Coordinator Commercial Liaison Committee Report (pages 23) – Tim Andrew
Brian Lee (2015) & Mark Angus (2016)
Second call for Nominations
• General Manager’s Report – Tessa Verbeek, General Manager (pages 32-34) a) Breed Improvement (page 29) b) Advertising & Promotion (page 30) c) Limousin Voice Magazine (page 31) d) International Travel & Visitors (page 31) •
Alberta Limousin Association Letter to the Canadian Limousin Association
Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report & Genotyping Funding Update –
John Crowley, Director, Scientific and Industry Advancement, CBBC
Provincial Association Reports (pages 37-45): British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Maritime Provinces
Third call for Nominations
Election of Directors
• New Business a) Parentage verification required for all National Sale cattle by-law change proposal 3
• 2017 Annual General Meeting • Adjournment
PART I - MEMBERSHIP SECTION 2 â€“ 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)
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
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.
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 Scrutineers and Parliamentarian
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.
CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION DRAFT MINUTES OF THE 46th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Saturday, August 8, 2015 Stratford, ON CALL TO ORDER Brian Lee called the meeting to order at 10:12 am
Canadian Limousin Association Minutes of the 46th Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 8, 2015 Stratford, ON
GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE CLA past Presidents: Jim Butt, Mike Geddes CLA Board of Directors: Brian Lee (President), Terry Hepper (Vice-President), Bill Zwambag (Treasurer), Eric Boon, Lynn Combest, Tim Andrew CLA Staff: Tessa Verbeek Other guests: Garry Smart (Ontario Limousin Association President), Mark Porter (Alberta Limousin Association President) APPROVAL OF AGENDA There were no amendments to the Agenda. Moved by Jim Butt, to approve the agenda as printed in the AGM booklet. Seconded by Wayne Burgess CARRIED VOTING PROCEDURES • President Brian Lee outlined the voting procedures as printed on page 5 of the AGM booklet and appointed Jim Butt as parliamentarian, and Terra Chalack and David Preston as scrutineers. APPROVAL OF THE 44TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Moved by Garry Smart to approve the 45th Annual General Meeting minutes as presented in the AGM booklet on pages 6-10. Seconded by Murray Shaw CARRIED FIRST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS There are three (3) vacant director positions this year: Brian Lee has completed two full terms of three years, therefore is not eligible for nomination. Tim Andrew has completed one full term of three years, therefore is eligible for nomination. Richard Renaud has completed the remainder of Luc Forcier’s first three year term, which was to expire in 2015; therefore Richard Renaud is eligible for nomination. Nominations received: • Mark Angus, MB • Tim Andrew, AB • Matthew Heleniak, ON Terry Hepper 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 & 12 of the AGM booklet. Moved by Brian Lee, to adopt the President’s report as presented. Seconded by Bryce Allen CARRIED
FINANCIAL REVIEW ENGAGEMENT REPORT – Bill Zwambag Complete report was included in the AGM booklet from page 14-23 for members to review. Question: • How are enrolment numbers looking compared to last year? Good, down slightly from last year, however not significant. Moved by Bill Zwambag, to adopt the Reviewed Financial Statements as presented. Seconded by Jay Bohrson CARRIED 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, 2015. Seconded by John Post CARRIED BREED IMPROVEMENT REPORT – Tessa Verbeek Complete report was included in the AGM booklet from page 22 to 25 for members to review. • There was not a Breed Improvement Committee in 2014. All matters were discussed at the Board level. • New registration system – Digital Beef • New genetic consultant – Dr. Robert Weaber • Tessa Verbeek to continue to sit on NALF performance committee in Anne BrunetBurgess’ place • Multi Breed Genetic Evaluations • Recap of genetic testing guidelines • Information of Livestock Gentec Field Day & Annual Conference
Canadian Limousin Association Minutes of the 46th Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 8, 2015 Stratford, ON
Moved by Jim Butt to adopt the breed improvement report as presented by Tessa Verbeek. Seconded by Murray Shaw CARRIED COMMERCIAL COMMITTEE REPORT – Tim Andrew Complete report was included in the AGM booklet on page 28 for members to review. • The Limousin CCIA tag program has been successful • Thanked Brian Lee, Anne Brunet-Burgess and Commercial Committee Members (listed on page 28 of AGM booklet) for their support • Cattlemen’s Evening successful • Encouraged use of free commercial calf listing service on Limousin website Moved by Tim Andrew to adopt the commercial committee report as presented. Seconded by Mike Geddes CARRIED
Canadian Limousin Association Minutes of the 46th Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 8, 2015 Stratford, ON
JUNIOR COMMITTEE REPORT – Eric Boon Complete report was included in the AGM booklet on page 29 for members to review. • Thanked Wayne Lawrence and his committee for organizing this junior show • Last year the CJLA National Conference was in Saskatoon, SK • Awarded 5 juniors with $250 scholarships last year • New CJLA Executive Curtis Bielecki (President), Cheyenne Porter (Vice-President), Nicole Bielecki (Secretary/Reporter), Carolyn Darling (Treasurer) • Plan to have a face-to-face meeting on the Sunday following CLA Board Meeting in Calgary in early December • Will limit scholarships to two (2) $500 scholarships and (2) $250 scholarships going forward. Venture Livestock donated $500 towards CJLA scholarships. • Junior Conference will be in Alberta next year • Lynn & Tyra Combest will be donating a heifer (through their November herd dispersal) to the CJLA • Australia/Canadian Youth Exchange – Tessa Verbeek gave brief overview of the program Moved by Eric Boon to adopt the Junior Committee report as presented. Seconded by Mark Porter CARRIED NATIONAL SHOW & SALE COMMITTEE – Terry Hepper Complete report was included in the AGM booklet on pages 30 for members to review. • National Show was held at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK • Participants from five provinces brought cattle, resulting in over 140 head, which was the largest breed show they have had in years • Judged by long-time Limousin breeder Gary Anderson • Show was broadcast over the internet • Last year was the first year the National Show awarded extra points • Sale was held by Bohrson Marketing and was one of the highest averaging sales among the breeds • This year National Show & Sale is being held at the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON MOVED by Terry Hepper, to adopt the National Show & Sale Committee report as presented. Second, Holli Lee CARRIED SECOND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Terry Hepper 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 – Tessa Verbeek Complete General Manager’s report was included in the AGM booklet on page 38 for members to review. CLA Website (page 39) • New website was launched in the spring with many of the same features as the previous website but a refreshed and current appearance • Reminder to submit events to be listed on the website, submit calves for sale for free and submit breeding cattle or frozen genetics ads for a $50 one-time fee • Encourage membership input into additions or changes they would like to see made to the website
International Visitors/ILC 2016 (page 37) • Many international visitors came to tour Limousin herds, highlighted the Australian visitors that have come recently • ILC 2016 will be held in Ireland in August 2016, registration is now open Canadian Beef Breeds Council (page 36) • Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) provided a report for the AGM booklet and CLA continues to work with CBBC and the other breed associations • CLA will continue to receive funding for market development endeavours from CBBC Social Media/Sponsorship (page 35) • Overview of CLA’s social media and the benefit it holds for CLA members • CLA continuing to sponsor the Livestock Markets Association of Canada Auctioneer Championship and TBar Invitational Golf Tournament. This year CLA will also be sponsoring the Livestock Gentec Field Day (August) and Annual Conference (October) as a speaker at the conference has done work with the British Limousin Cattle Society Advertising (page 34) • CLA continues to publish an ad in the Canadian Cattlemen Magazine on a co-op basis with operations wishing to be involved • Provincial associations are welcome to utilize our ads to suit their own needs Limousin Voice (page 33) • The CLA has decided to eliminate the summer issue of the Limousin Voice magazine, bringing it to three issues per year with slightly changed deadlines and rates. The Limousin Voice will now be mailed commercially, increasing the readership substantially. Moved by Brian Lee, to adopt the General Manager’s report as presented by Tessa Verbeek. Seconded by Nancy Lawrence CARRIED
PROVINCIAL REPORTS – published in Annual Report Reports from provincial associations were included in the AGM booklet from page 4248 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. THIRD AND FINAL CALL FOR NOMINATIONS Terry Hepper made a 3rd call and final call for nominations. • There were none presented. Moved by Terry Hepper to close nominations for the CLA Board of Directors. Seconded by Jim Butt CARRIED NEW BOARD MEMBERS We have three directors appointed to office by acclamation: • Tim Andrew • Mark Angus • Matthew Heleniak
NEW BUSINESS • Bryce Allen presented a topic for discussion in regards to the Canadian Limousin Association and Ontario Limousin Association (and other provinces) amalgamating their fee structures. Four main problems were presented: 1) Finances are at an all-time low and membership fees for the OLA are going to need to be increased 2) Centralization of the OLA Executive needs to happen 3) Many individuals are members of the CLA and not a member of their provincial association or vise-versa 4) Need to enhance the Limousin breed at the local level via the Provincial Association. Is there a way to amalgamate our free structures to enhance both the Provincial and National Associations via a compulsory membership levy on each registered animal or an increase in the CLA membership to include a Provincial levy? This would achieve an only one time membership payment from the members. • Second point for discussion – can the CLA apply for NOT FOR PROFIT status so that the Provincial Associations could be included? OLA juniors cannot legally sell tickets. • Discussed that rules vary depending on the province in regards to selling tickets • Mark Porter & other Alberta members suggested cutting down costs and the number of meetings/meeting time, increasing enjoyable events, encouraging youth involvement • Mike Geddes – need to keep CLA budget in mind • Dan Darling – suggested that in order to be a CLA member you need to be first a member of the provincial association • No further discussion PRESENTATIONS Anne-Brunet Burgess – Brian Lee thanked Anne for her years of work for the Canadian Limousin Association. A presentation of a purse was made to Anne at the Alberta Limousin Association field day. Tessa Verbeek – Terry Hepper presented Tessa Verbeek with a print as a welcome to the Canadian Limousin Association and to congratulate her on her recent marriage to Colin Verbeek. Brian & Holli Lee – Terry Hepper presented Brian and Holli Lee with a thank you gift for their years of dedication to the board and the breed. 2016 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The 2016 AGM will take place in Alberta with the Canadian Junior Limousin Conference. The exact place and dates will be announced shortly. ADJOURNMENT
Business arising from the minutes 9
. Moved by Brian Lee to adjourn the AGM at 11:43 am
I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to come out and attend the Annual General Meeting and the Canadian Junior Limousin events. This year it is being held in conjunction with the Alberta Limousin Association Field Day, allowing Limousin breeders to be treated to extra events. A big thank you to all the volunteers and organizers that have made the time in Lloydminster very enjoyable. Over the past year the cattle industry has gone from record prices to a somewhat reduced price for all classes of feeder cattle. During this time prices for Limousin influenced cattle have remained strong. The first year has been a busy time for Tessa Verbeek, our General Manager. She has proven herself a very capable and strong supporter of our breed. During the past year, Tessa was invited to attend NALF’s AGM in Denver, where she met with the people involved with Limousin in the USA. This co-operation has quickly proven the breed is gaining more recognition and new ground.
Tessa has also been involved with the moving of our DNA lab to Delta this year and as many breeders know, it wasn’t a perfect transition, but she has the majority of problems solved. During the past winter The Canadian Beef Breeds Council, provided funding for Genomic testing of animals. This has cut the cost in half for any Genomic tests and it would be a good opportunity to take advantage of, before the funding is removed. Another project Tessa completed, was the finish of our national tag program, as it was launched into Quebec last spring. We now have pink tags in every region in Canada, this is great news and our breed is being consulted by others seeking advice. Our office staff continue to work at great lengths to keep all the breeder’s paperwork and requests up to date. DigitalBeef might not seem a perfect system to lots of people, but it has many advantages a person can use to improve record keeping. Laura Ecklund was hired to assist in the office and has also agreed to be the CJLA Co-ordinator. I thank all the office staff for their support and keeping the day to day business running smooth.
Terry Hepper President
During the past few days many people were able to see first hand the strength of our breed. A strong junior show and meeting, the farm tours and the interaction of all people during supper and the presentation afterward. None of this could have been done without the strong and dedicated boards of the CLA, the ALA and the CJLA. This is what makes these events a must to attend and a big thanks to all who took the time to experience this year’s event.
Bill Zwambag Treasurer
2015 Financial Statements Review of Engagement Report
Canadian Junior Limousin Asscoiation Report
The Canadian Junior Limousin Association (CJLA) has had a tremendously exciting year! New initiatives, awards and travel opportunities have all lead to renewed interest and excitement amongst the CJLA membership. There are currently 111 CJLA members across Canada. The goals of the CJLA include attaining new members, encouraging and exciting current members in hopes of retaining them as long term Limousin breeders and supporters, and preparing our CJLA members to be successful cattlemen and women. The CJLA Board of Directors had an excellent meeting in Calgary, AB at the CLA office on December 12, 2015. The juniors went out for supper and bowling the evening before and then got down to business with a very productive meeting that included talks of ordering Limousin apparel to sell, proposed updates to the CJLA Impact Show Rules, and decisions by the juniors as to how they would like to see the scholarships and travel awards carried out. The CJLA awards two $500 scholarships and two $250 scholarships to CJLA members annually. It was decided at the August 2015 meeting that recipients may only receive a CJLA monetary scholarship once. The 2015 CJLA scholarship recipients were: Connor Rodger, Carolyn Darling, Ashley McConnell and Haleigh Weppler.
Laura Ecklund CJLA Coordinator
The CLA and CJLA announced the new Australian/ Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange this year! In an effort to both attract new junior members to the Limousin breed and support and encourage our current junior membership the CLA has worked out an agreement with an Australian school and Limousin breeders to assist young Limousin enthusiasts in travelling to each otherâ€™s country to gain new experiences, knowledge and connections. Each year, Australia will send young Limousin enthusiasts to Canada for the month of November to stay with host families and take in the major shows occurring during that month. In turn, Canada will send two CJLA members age 16-21 to Australia for their choice of either February/March (during the Sydney Royal Show, Sydney, New South Wales) or August (during the Ekka Royal Queensland Show, Brisbane, Queensland). A host family or multiple host families will be arranged for the juniors to stay with during their time in Australia. The successful applicants will be awarded $1,000 CAD each from the CJLA to assist with travel expenses.
Connor Rodger, Auburn, ON
Carolyn Darling, Castleton, ON
Ashley McConnell, Kincardine, ON
Haleigh Weppler, Tara, ON
A number of excellent applications were submitted and the lucky recipients of the 2016 Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange are Brandon Hertz and Braeden Weppler! The pair will be heading to Australia for the month of August and a fantastic itinerary has been planned for them by their Australian hosts. The 2017 award trip application deadline is October 31, 2016 and the successful applicants will be chosen and notified by November 15, 2016.
Brandon Hertz, Duchess, AB
Braeden Weppler, Tara, ON
The CJLA is very excited to also be sending one junior delegate on an all expenses paid trip to the Canadian Beef Industry Conference August 9-11, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta! Highlights include keynote speaker, Arlene Dickinson from Dragon’s Den, Young Cattlemen’s Council AGM, many fantastic speakers and networking with people involved in all aspects of the cattle industry! To apply CJLA members were asked to answer the questions “Where do you see the Limousin breed in 10 years?” and “How will you be involved in the breed at that time?” in 800-1000 words. Carolyn Darling of Castleton, ON was selected as the winning applicant!
Canadian Junior Limousin Asscoiation Report Continued
One of the highlights of the year for the CJLA was the Combest CJLA donation heifer! Combest Limousin donated a heifer to the CJLA that was sold in their herd dispersal sale November 16th, 2015. Funds from the sale of this heifer went towards the CJLA scholarships and Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange. The CJLA donation heifer (Lot 59) brought $8,000 and was purchased by B Bar Cattle, Eden Meadows Farm, Hollee Limousin, Venture Livestock, Richmond Ranch, Anchor B Limousin, Hillview Farms, Pinnacle View Limousin, Jones Cattle Co., Jaymarandy Livestock, Payne Livestock, J. Yorga Farms, Andrew Ranches, Greenwood Limousin, Carpenter Cattle Co., and Bee Zee Acres. These operations will share in the care of this heifer and all proceeds from the sale of progeny from the “CJLA Donation Heifer” will go into the CJLA account. Thank you very much to all of those operations and to Lynn and Tyra Combest for donating this female to the CJLA! Thank you also to CJLA adult adviser Eric Boon who had the vision to put this all together! The CJLA would also like to thank Venture Livestock who made a generous contribution of $500 to the CJLA scholarship funds in 2015. Finally, the T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament remains a dedicated supporter of the CJLA, raising thousands of dollars each year for the CJLA. Thank you for your continued support of our juniors! In June of 2016 it was decided that the CJLA would be better to be overseen by CLA staff. Eric Boon stepped down as Adult Advisor of the CJLA and Laura Ecklund took over as the new CJLA Coordinator. Her duties will include overseeing the CJLA board of directors and their meetings, administering the scholarships and travel awards, and providing some assistance and guidance to the organizers of the CJLA Impact Show.
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Commercial Liaison Committee Report
Tim Andrew Chairman
2016 has been a year of measured growth for the Canadian Limousin Association Commercial Cattle Committee. In its first year of operation there have been over 13,500 Limousin branded CCIA tags purchased. This is a result of Limousin cattlemen seeing the benefit of branding their product. As individual animal tracking becomes more common place throughout the feeding industry, the value of Prior to the CLA Cattlemen’s Evening in Stratford, ON the CLA board members toured Limousin animals on feed at the Limousin genetics with our Chaffe Farms. exceptional feed bunk conversion to lean meat yield is becoming more highly sought after. Feed yards that once had a sprinkling of Limousin feeders have expanded their orders to bring in more Limousin cattle to increase their margins. The investment that our tag program supporters have put forth is being rewarded at the marketplace by having more bidders on their cattle. 2015 saw the committee have it’s inaugural Cattlemen’s Evening in Stratford, Ontario in August. The supper and speaker event was held in conjunction with the CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting. The group of 65 Limousin enthusiasts that attended heard a presentation from Robert Bielak, Preseident of St. Helens Packers in Toronto. The chief officer of Canada’s largest privately owned packer told the group that the Limousin cattle that his company harvests are among the highest returning carcasses in his facility and are a good fit for his business. The group also had the opportunity to have a discussion with Dan Darling, then Vice President of the Canadian Cattlemen Association. Due to technical difficulties his media presentation was not available, but Dan was able to update the group on trade and industry issues. Now that Dan has moved to the President’s chair of CCA we are very fortunate to have a fellow breeder and Limousin supporter at the center of Canadian cattle policy and lobby efforts. We extend an open invitation for his input into any of our future Cattlemen’s Evening events. Looking forward the committee is looking at opportunities to expand the success story of our breeds unique place in the industry. As carcass weights have risen and overall cutability declines there has never been a better time where high converting, exceptional yielding cattle are more in demand by the industry. Our group will look to bring forth this message to increase the return Tim Andrew and Brian Lee present Dan Darling with a thank on investment for Limousin you gift for speaking at the CLA Cattlemen’s Evening in cattlemen. Stratford, ON.
The 2015 National Limousin Show was held at The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON on November 7, 2015.There was an excellent turnout of cattle that were showcased both on display in the barn and on show day. There were 27 different Limousin breeders.The show was judged by Jill and Ryley Mader from Carstairs, Alberta.They were given the difficult task of sorting through 127 head of purebred Limousin cattle and ultimately slapping a champion female and champion bull. The Grand Champion Female was Ivyâ€™s Bianca HTZ17b exhibited by Revolution Cattle Co. and the Reserve Grand Champion Female was Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B exhibited by Pinch Hill Limousin. The Grand Champion Bull was RCL Wind Chill 8B exhibited by William Pilgrim and the Reserve Grand Champion Bull was Koyle Black Hawk 23B exhibited by Koyle Farms. All participants were given gifts from the Ontario Limousin Association and Norwich Packers. I would like to thank them and all of the volunteers that made this event such a success.
National Show & Sale Committee Report
The spectators were treated to a wonderful display of Limousin cattle and we thank them too for the constant support they show us of our breed. Friendship and celebration was held at a pizza party in the barn after the show. I wish continued success to the the National Show Committee organizers for the 2016 show in Brandon, Manitoba.
2015 National Champions Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto, ON
Brian Lee Grand Champion Female Ivyâ€™s Bianca HTZ17b exhibited by Revolution Cattle Co.
Grand Champion Bull RCL Wind Chill 8B exhibited by William Pilgrim
Mark your calendars for the
2016 National Show & Sale
October 28-29, 2016 Brandon, Manitoba Reserve Grand Champion Female Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B exhibited by Pinch Hill Limousin
Reserve Grand Champion Bull Koyle Black Hawk 23B exhibited by Koyle Farms
Show Bull of the Year
2015 Masterfeeds Limousin Show Cattle of the Year
Thank you to Masterfeeds for your continued sponsorship!
Cottage Lake Big Star 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Co-Winner Show Bull of the Year
Show Female of the Year
Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Female of the Year
Show Sire of the Year
RPY Paynes Derby 46Z 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Sire of the Year
Limousin 4-H Project Success 25
TMF Redwood 322A 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Co-Winner Show Bull of the Year
Many successful Limousin projects at the Lloydminster 4-H Expo including Reserve Champion Steer to Jaxon Payne and Grand Champion Overall Heifer to Leah Beeching with Cottage Lake Code Blue!
Show Dam of the Year
Greenwood Wisteria Lane 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Dam of the Year
Kira Axley of the Provost 4-H District wins District Grand Champion Steer, Interclub Yearling Heifer Champion & Interclub Reserve Supreme Female with her heifer, and Interclub Reserve Champion Herd!
The CLA Award of Distinction is the most deserved award that the Limousin breed has to present, and this year it is given to a breeder who has represented the breed for many years and has been a great ambassador for our breed. Combest Limousin was started as a family operated farm and has continued with the Limousin cattle for 45 years. As we draw to the end of the Combest program we would like to thank Lynn and Tyra for all the support and involvement that has happened over this time. Combest Limousin is listed on the CLA membership as #2413 this is an indication of his early and continued commitment to the breed. Lynn showed and raised many champion and high sellers during his 45-year career. Not many here today remember showing against the Imminence cow and how she has an impact on the Combest herd. Lynn has been a very strong supporter of the Limo breed. He has been on the CLA board and served on the ALA board as well. It seems his auctioneering skills are required in many fundraising events every year in many provinces. The generosity continues with the heifer the Combest’s are donating to the CJLA.
2015 CLA Award of Distinction Presented to Lynn & Tyra Combest Combest Limousin Farm
The Combest herd prefix will continue to be a sign of quality cattle raised by quality people and it gives us great pleasure in presenting Lynn & Tyra Combest with the 2015 CLA Terry Hepper presented Lynn and Tyra Combest with a Award of Distinction.
Presented by Terry Hepper
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
print recognizing their 2015 CLA Award of Distinction at their herd dispersal sale on November 16, 2015.
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 2015: Lynn Combest
CLA Award of Distinction Recipients
† Denotes Deceased
133596 MURPHY RANCH, AB 133371 BRIAN MURPHY, AB 5102 SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS, AB 5370 MARK SUGIMOTO, AB 23029 LOST POINT LIMOUSIN, AB 6865 IVY LIVESTOCK, AB 28253 BRANDON HERTZ, AB 21522 MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH, AB 133408 DIAMOND C RANCH, AB 133832 CRESTHILL CATTLE CO., AB 7716 ALTABARR FARMS, AB 2015 Gold Elite Herds 1756 NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC., AB 3880 HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN, AB 16948 PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM, AB 10177 D C FARMS, AB 16455 SCOTT BARR, AB 17863 FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN, AB 133399 PLAINS LIMOUSIN, AB 139335 KINGS AND QUEENS LIMOUSIN, AB 139275 PLAINS LIMOUSIN, AB 135055 LINGLEY LIMOUSIN, AB 15475 DAWN VALLEY CATTLE CO, AB 28960 RUNAWAY RANCH, AB 27413 VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM, AB 4435 HIGH CATTLE COMPANY, AB 10518 NOR-ALTA LIMOUSIN, AB 140042 CHASE HIGH, AB 8192 LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN, AB 5594 HILLVIEW FARMS, AB 136586 KODY ROWE, AB 140874 COLIN & TESSA VERBEEK, AB 1848 CAROLE BARCLAY, AB 5941 RICHMOND RANCH LTD, AB 5493 TERRY BARCLAY, AB 133986 TIFFANY & SAMANTHA RICHMOND, AB 6156 RICKY BARCLAY, AB 8571 COTTAGE LAKE LIVESTOCK, AB 133412 KRISTINE PAUL-BARCLAY, AB 19557 PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN, BC 141388 ROCKY RIDGE LIMOUSIN, AB 134157 ERIN KISHKAN, BC 1083 STEWART FARMING LTD, AB 16187 HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN, BC 141115 DAVE VOLKER, AB 137929 FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN, MB 141022 DOMINIC & KARLEE SKLIVAS, AB 8445 JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN, MB 140916 SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO., AB 26451 JAYMARANDY LIVESTOCK, MB 138272 HORIZON LIMOUSIN, AB 7928 FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG, NB 139240 ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK, AB 25558 CLARK CATTLE, ON 140446 NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN, AB 138328 CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY, ON 10402 NORTH SLOPE FARMS, AB 6592 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS, ON 140250 ROCKIN 2D LAND & CATTLE, AB 140325 SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK, ON 13116 LAZY S LIMOUSIN, AB 18424 BEE ZEE ACRES, ON 139564 VYKKI JOHNS, AB 138499 ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY, ON 13868 JAMES & WANDA LABIUK, AB 141172 NORTHLINE LIMOUSIN, ON 26620 JOEY & MARCI LABIUK, AB 136141 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY, ON 27193 JANELLE E. LABIUK, AB 136650 EMILY GIBSON, ON 139362 ZACKARY A BINTZ, AB 20365 GIBSON FARMS, ON 139803 COLBY JAMES GERALD LABIUK, AB 137792 RAIL LINE FARMS, ON 140006 NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMOUSIN, AB 8556 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN, ON 138846 DE JAGER LIMOUSIN CATTLE CO., AB 4009 NORDAL LIMOUSIN, SK 9694 M & M RANCH, BC 7990 CINDY & ROBBIE GARNER, SK 4697 LAURKEL LIMOUSIN, BC 133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN, SK 5328 BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST, BC 140252 LAZY A LIMOUSIN, SK 139717 BENJAMIN MCCORD, BC 140253 LAZY A LIMOUSIN, SK 135971 KURT & ERIN ROSSMANN, BC 140577 SKULL CREEK RANCHES, SK 8518 DRY CREEK RANCH, BC 139286 DRY CREEK RANCH, BC 2015 Silver Elite Herds 139287 DRY CREEK RANCH, BC 28135 RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY, AB 140264 DRY CREEK RANCH, BC 139502 CASSIDY MATTHEWS, AB 26375 ZAMORA RANCH, BC 1087 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS, AB 29207 LINDA SUE KERR, BC 14484 ROBERT C. MATTHEWS, AB 8539 LISA ANN REAY, BC 28119 AMANDA MATTHEWS, AB 8543 DARVIN KERR, BC 15864 WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS, AB 138282 TIM DAVEY, MB 13535 EXCEL RANCHES, AB 135117 MITCHELL FARMS, MB 140581 TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN, AB 5615 DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN, MB 18460 MARK & DORIS PAYNE, AB 13865 RILLA HUNTER, MB 28892 HOCHHAUSEN LIVESTOCK ENT., AB 137208 BRODIE HUNTER, MB 2413 COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM, AB 137209 DILLON HUNTER, MB 27531 KASH FARMS, AB 20580 JAKO FARMS, MB 20270 VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES, AB 24928 JLB LIMOUSIN, MB 141378 NYK CATTLE COMPANY, MB 29019 WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN, MB 6432 FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC, QC 140361 SQUIRREL CREEK LIMOUSIN, MB 7052 FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC, QC 28338 JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH, MB 11583 BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN, NS 139920 ANGUS SMYTH, MB 15179 CHERWAY LIMOUSIN, MB 139925 JULES SMYTH, MB 21825 OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN, MB 136441 ROARING RIVER LIMOUSIN , MB 24491 ELLEN MCPHERSON, MB 139708 KAITLYN DAVEY, MB 11583 BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN, NS 7390 PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN, MB 141157 ARCON CATTLE COMPANY, ON 4318 L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES, MB 7912 ARLEY CATTLE CO., ON 6467 TWIN OAK STABLES, MB 28756 BENNVILLE FARM, ON 12144 TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN, MB 14834 JR’S LIMOUSIN, ON 135305 LG LIMOUSIN, MB 138642 WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN, ON 7383 HOCKRIDGE FARMS, MB 141376 WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN & CLARK CATTLE, ON 91447 BALAMORE FARM LIMITED, NS 138764 NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN, ON 27452 TOP OF THE HILL FARM, NS 28896 NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN, ON 140838 EAST COAST LIMOUSIN, NS 139907 REVOLUTION CATTLE CO., ON 13747 G.SMART & T. ALEXANDER, ON 139604 LAKESIDE FARMS, ON 141224 ASHLEIGH LOWE, ON 25630 NEIL BROWN, ON 141352 JONATHAN BELL, ON 140934 CROWN HILL ACRES, ON 9720 BOOTHVILLE FARMS, ON 9473 FERME A.T.J.C.L.A, QC 133337 RED WING CATTLE COMPANY, ON 19192 FERME D.M. SIMARD S.E.N.C., QC 136446 BAILEY MCCONNELL, ON 15643 ELIAN LIMOUSIN, SK 136050 PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN, ON 139032 MARTENS LIVESTOCK, SK 135862 CJC CATTLE COMPANY, ON 1079 E M TEDFORD & SONS, SK 135779 JADE LIMOUSIN, ON 16151 TRIPLE A FARMS, ON 2015 Bronze Elite Herds 16891 PINE HAVEN FARM, ON 139608 KEVLON LAND & CATTLE, AB 17100 MARIAN HOLBEIN, ON 8577 LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN , AB 135217 BILL ARTHUR, ON 9640 EMPIRE LIMOUSIN, AB 18678 HOLLEE LIMOUSIN, ON 1452 ANDREW RANCHES, AB 21130 LANARK LIMOUSIN, ON 7061 BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN, AB 6028 GLEN IRVINE, ON 25285 ALEXIS BARR, AB 21934 BEAR CREEK FARM, ON 29272 WAGNER LIVESTOCK, AB 5327 TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE, ON 25311 ADELE & SHAUN WALSH, AB 23096 ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN, ON 2015 Platinum Elite Herds 23132 R & R ACRES, AB 3723 W GLEN CAMPBELL & SON, MB 7429 AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN, MB 134389 AMANDA HAMILTON-SEWARD, MB 26513 TOP MEADOW FARMS , ON 140807 GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY, ON 5689 J. YORGA FARMS LTD, SK 7456 B BAR CATTLE, SK 16772 POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN, ON
2015 Elite Herds
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
7200 KOYLE FARMS, ON 23785 ROCK CREEK LIMOUSIN, ON 24174 ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN, ON 24190 ALEXANDER DAVENPORT, ON 4847 SMART LIMOUSIN, ON 24350 DENISON LIMOUSIN, ON 6102 RAYMOND AND KATHLEEN SMART, ON 4384 MERLIN J. REDMOND, ON 3039 DOUBLE D FARMS LTD., ON 26211 LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN, ON 6847 ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS, ON 2773 CEDAR PATCH ACRES, ON 27889 ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN, ON 28654 FERME J.L. & S. MAINVILLE FARM, ON 139173 WILLIAM PILGRIM, ON 9267 CORAD FARMS, ON 25367 CHAD HUNT, ON 27292 CORY & GLENNA HUNT, ON 139613 BRANDON HOLLINGSWORTH, ON 139052 SUNSET FARMS, ON 138884 DENVER CASSIDY, ON 139654 FRANCISCO FARMS, ON 138754 STOREYLAND CATTLE CO, ON 139987 ANNAMARIE & ELISABET STUDER, ON 140007 DARLING FARMS, ON 140093 BRENDAN ROFFEY, ON 11704 LESLIE & DEB FALCONER, ON 138623 RAILWAY CREEK FARMS, ON 140196 HAYSTACK ACRES, ON 138538 KAREN & BETHANY STOREY, ON 138312 RED MAPLE FARMS, ON 8310 STONERIDGE MEADOW, ON 138198 HAWKEYE LAND AND CATTLE, ON 140946 FIDALE FARMS LTD., ON 140993 NORFOLK CATTLE, ON 3138 JOHN F. MCKEE & SONS, ON 139603 BIT BY BIT FARM, ON 13421 L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY, PE 6432 FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC, QC 12135 RICHARD PLANTE, QC 133978 JEAN-PIERRE CHARLEBOIS, QC 13657 FERME JEROME POIRIER, QC 138381 YVES TREMBLAY, QC 139043 FERME J.P.E.R., QC 139622 RICHARD RENAUD, QC 139978 FERME SDJ POLLED LIMO, QC 141090 ELEVAGES DENCY, QC 18299 NORMAND GARNEAU, QC 18659 MCNEIL LIMOUSIN, QC 24164 FERME GISY, QC 25391 FERME TI-NOEL, QC 3438 RUNNYMEDE FARMS, QC 7052 FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC, QC 9483 LES PRODUCTIONS MARCIL INC., QC 138675 PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC, QC 3617 EDEN MEADOWS FARM, SK 6661 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN, SK 3526 GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN, SK 2763 WEDRICK STOCK FARMS, SK 26623 JONES CATTLE CO, SK 12094 ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN, SK 13561 KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN, SK 23329 GERRY VILLENEAU, SK 7343 HEWSON LIMOUSIN, SK 23229 MERV & DIANE SPRINGER, SK 22603 CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN, SK 18741 ALVIN QUALLY, SK 8056 DALE E. TURNER, SK 15023 HI-WAY LIMOUSIN, SK 140672 RCN LIVESTOCK, SK 140619 JL LIMOUSIN, SK 8530 DAVID HAGEL SK 13962 ANNE DYCK, SK 139423 NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN, SK 10103 SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN, SK 137807 DANA CARPENTER, SK 136560 CARPENTER CATTLE CO., SK 133940 LAIRD EDWARDS, SK 5792 EDWARDS LIMOUSIN, SK 5497 SCOTT & JACQUELINE PAYNE, SK 138531 JAYDEN PAYNE, SK 138772 JAXON PAYNE, SK 4749 PAYNE LIVESTOCK, SK
ALLEN COLWELL, HARRISTON, ON • K-VIEW TESSA
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 • B BAR WHISKEY GIRL BEA 118W
(Elite 2010) (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) (Elite 2015)
• • • • • • • • • • • • • •
BAR 3R LIMOUSIN, MARENGO, SK • JYF POLAROID JYF 419P
JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN • LNA USUALLY COOL 812U
BENNVILLE FARM, HAGERSVILLE, ON • BENNVILLE K PINA COLADA AFA 25P
AMANDA MATTHEWS, BRAGG CREEK, AB • HIGHLAND NEGLIGE AGM 102N (Elite ‘10, Super 2011)
CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY, HANOVER, ON • TMF MISS 752U TMF 752U
CLARK CATTLE, PORT HOPE, ON • WULFS USHEILA 8283U • TMF MISS 727T
(Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
FI 8283U TMF 727T
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
(Elite ‘12, Super 2014) (Elite 2011) (Elite 2010)
EDEN MEADOWS FARM, ZEHNER, SK • EMF STONES THROW THE 29S
EMILY GIBSON, RIPLEY, ON • RPY PAYNES FANTASIA 9U
EXCEL RANCHES, WESTLOCK, AB • R & R MILKMAID 94U RRA 94U • EXCEL POLLED WAYWARD XLR 961W • EXCEL POLLED WANDA XLR 992W • EXCEL POLLED UNI XLR 883U • EXCEL POLLED YOUNG ULTIMA XLR 807U • EXCEL POLLED TRANQUILLA XLR 708T • EXCEL POLLED RASPBERRY XLR 517R • EXCEL POLLED NEW ORLEANS XLR 358N • EXCEL POLLED DARLA XLR 62X • EXCEL POLLED XYLEM XLR 54X • EXCEL POLLED XEMPLIFY XLR 25X • EXCEL POLLED WISHFUL XLR 917W
(Elite 2014) (Elite 2014) (Elite 2014) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite ‘12, Super 2014) (Elite 2010) (Elite 2010) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN, THORSBY, AB • GREENWOOD PLD UNTIL PYN 13U
GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN, LLOYDMINSTER, SK • KEN-DOC JAQUELINE KGS 5J • SBZ POLLED UNLIKE ANOTHER SBZ 41U • GREENWOOD PLD PIXIE GIRL BWP 105P • RPY PAYNES PEPPERMINT 41U RPY 41U
(Elite 2010) (Super 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
BRANDON HERTZ & RON MCKENZIE, DUCHESS, AB • IVY’S PLD SWEET TOUCH 4S BHM 4S (Elite 2011) HOLLEE LIMOUSIN, JANETVILLE, ON • RLF TEMPTRESS RLF 3T
HUTTON LAND & CATTLE LTD, PAISLEY, ON • GREENWOOD POLLED LOTTERY BWP 99L (Elite 2010) IVY LIVESTOCK, DUCHESS, AB / SYMEN’S LAND & CATTLE CO., CLARESHOLM, AB • IVYS UNIQUE PERFECTION 3U HTZ 3U (Elite 2013, 2015) • IVY’S STUNNING HTZ 31S HTZ 31S (Elite 2012) • IVY’S POLLED ROXY HTZ 14R (Elite ‘10, Super 2012) • KNIGHT’S BANGLE JWK 39B (Elite 2010) J. YORGA FARMS LTD, FLINTOFT, SK • TMF MISS 108U • TMF TRICK 264T • TMFS MISS 100U • JYF PROFILE • JYF NORTH STAR • JYF PLATINUM • JYF PETAL • TOP MEADOW 130M
TMFS 108U TMF 264T TMFS 100U JYF 412P JYF 304N JYF 417P JYF 446P TMF 130M
(Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite ‘11, Super 2012) (Super Elite 2011) (Elite ‘10, Super 2012) (Elite ‘10, Super 2012) (Elite 2015)
TMF SIOUX PRINCESS 104S TMF SHERRY 105S TOP MEADOW 508S TMF MISS 627T TMF MISS 125U TMF MISS 143U TMF MISS 175U ANCHOR B LIVE YOUR DREAM TMF MISS 1022U TMF MISS 101W TMF MISS 113W R & R MILKMAID 43T SY JBAK RIGHT ONE 641R SY JASY STELLA 16S
TMF 104S TMF 105S TMF 508S TMF 627T TMF 125U TMF 143U TMF 175U MBH 124U TMF 1022U TMF 101W TMF 113W RRA 43T SY 641R SY 16S
(Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
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 • RPY PAYNES SANDY 39X RPY 39X • RPY PAYNES GEMINI 4U RPY 4U
(Elite 2013) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN, QUESNEL, BC • TMF RISING STAR 18R TMF 18R • TOP MEADOW 603S TMF 603S • PINNACLE’S SEXY KAT RAE 199S • LOYAL LINE PAINTED LADY BLK 7P • PINNACLE’S REGAL RAE 1R • PINNACLE’S ULTRA REGAL RAE 2U
(Elite 2012) (Elite 2012) (Elite 2011) (Elite 2010) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015)
RICHMOND RANCH LTD., RUMSEY, AB • RICHMOND XTRAVAGANT • RICHMOND PERFECT WISH • RICHMOND WISDOM • RICHMOND XOTIC • RICHMOND UNMATCHED
(Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Super Elite 2015)
SRD 115X SRD 60W SRD 206W SRD 6X SRD 133U
R & R ACRES, AIRDRIE, AB • R & R MILKMAID 23T RRA 23T • R & R MILKMAID 52T RRA 52T • R & R MILKMAID 70T RRA 70T • R & R MILKMAID 71T RRA 71T • R & R MILKMAID 77T RRA 77T • R & R MILKMAID 92T RRA 92T • R&R MILKMAID 143R RRA 143R • R&R MILKMAID 52R RRA 52R • R&R MILKMAID 44R RRA 44R • R&R MILKMAID 30S RRA 30S • R&R LADY IN BLACK 5N RRA 5N • R & R MILKMAID 15R RRA 15R • R&R MILKMAID 64M RRA 64M • R & R MILKMAID 51P RRA 51P • R&R MILKMAID 141R RRA 141R • R&R MILKMAID 47R R RA 47R • R&R UNFOGETABL SUNST 116N RRA 116N • R & R MILKMAID 53P RRA 53P • R&R MISS DOUBLEDOWN 63M RRA 63M • R & R MILKMAID 15T RRA 15T • R & R MILKMAID 43U RRA 43U • R & R MILKMAID 60U RRA 60U RAIL LINE FARMS, LUCKNOW, ON • RLF TARA RLF 1T • TMF JUST PEACHY 521S TMF 521S • TOP MEADOW 111M TMF 111M
Elite Limousin Cows 2010-2015
(Elite 2014) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2013) (Elite 2012) (Elite 2012) (Elite ‘11, Super 2013) (Elite ‘11, Super 2013) (Super 2011) (Elite 2011) (Super Elite 2010) (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) (Elite 2010) (Elite 2010) (Elite 2010) (Elite ‘10, Super 2011) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite 2015) (Elite ‘12, Super 2014) (Elite 2011) (Elite 2010)
SCOTT & JACQUELINE PAYNE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK • GREENWOOD PLD SASSY KAT PYN 74S (Elite 2015) TOP MEADOW FARMS, CLARKSBURG, ON • TOP MEADOW 602S TMF 602S (Elite 2012) • TOP MEADOW 604S TMF 604S (Elite 2012) • TOP MEADOW 610S TMF 610S (Elite 2012) • MAGS MAYFLOWER MAGS 887M (Elite 2011) • LESF NORTH STAR 5106R LESF 5106R (Elite 2011) • TOP MEADOW 543P TMF 543P (Elite 2010) • ANCHOR B PLAYMATE MBH 19P (Elite 2010) • TMF MISS 501X TMF 501X (Elite 2015) • TMF MISS 750U TMF 750U (Elite 2015) • RLF326U RLF 326U (Elite 2015) • TOP MEADOW 902P TMF 902P (Elite 2015) • TMF SUNFLOWER 33S TMF 33S (Elite 2015) • TMF MISS 119U TMF 119U (Elite 2015) • TMF MISS 623T TMF 623T (Elite 2015)
Breed improvement can take on many forms and this year the Canadian Limousin Association’s main project for breed improvement has been the move to Delta Genomics as the official laboratory of the CLA which now allows CLA members to do low-density (GGP-LD, 26,000 SNP) and high-density (GPP-HD, 50,000 SNP) genotyping on their animals which are necessary to develop Molecular Breeding Values (MBVs) and contribute to genomically enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (gEPDs). For a limited time, genotyping can be done at a 50% discount thanks to Agriculture & Agri-Marketing Canada funding secured by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. gEPDs are very similar to traditional EPDs and are used in the same manner. The primary difference is that gEPDs are much more accurate early in an animal’s life than traditional EPDs. This gives breeders the opportunity to make better breeding and selection decisions when an animal is young as opposed to when it already has many offspring, which may also be breeding at this time. In order to generate gEPDs, two things are needed: 1. The traditional EPDs. Proper measurements of the traditional EPDs leads to increased accuracy, which contributes significantly to the accuracy of the prediction equations used to generate gEPDs for a breed. 2. Low or High Density SNP genotypes. The SNP genotypes are transformed into Molecular Breeding Values (MBVs). MBVs are then blended with the traditional EPDs to create gEPDs. In the Canadian Limousin Association’s DigitalBeef system, gEPDs are highlighted yellow. SNP testing in cattle can be broadly classified into three categories based on the number of SNPs that are assayed: basic parentage, low density, and high density SNP genotyping. 1. Basic SNP Parentage (95-120 SNPs) • The Basic SNP Parentage assay is a very good tool for parentage verification and has approximately the same accuracy as a microsatellite parentage test. • This assay does not collect enough information to be used for the generation of MBVs or gEPDs. 2. Low Density SNP Genotyping (GGP-LD; 26,000 SNPs) • The GGP-LD assay is an excellent tool for conducting SNP parentage verification and is highly accurate. • The main advantage of the GGP-LD assay is that this information can be applied to the prediction equations for a specific breed to generate gEPDs at the lowest cost to the breeder.
3. High Density SNP Genotyping (GGP-HD also called the Bovine 50K; 50,000 SNPs) • The Bovine 50K assay is also an excellent tool for conducting SNP parentage verification and is highly accurate. • Bovine 50K genotyping is used on highly prolific animals (i.e., AI sires, ET dams, and prolific herd sires) that contribute a great deal of genetic material to the entire herd through their many offspring. The Bovine 50K genotypes are used to develop the prediction equations for a specific breed’s gEPD calculation. Furthermore, by including animals from their herd, the prediction equations become that much more accurate for the breeder since their animals are contributing to the development of the calculations. • The Bovine 50K genotypes can also be applied to existing prediction equations to generate gEPDs on these animals.
The Canadian Limousin Association focused our 2015 advertising and promotion endeavours on the following to maximize exposure for the breed and add value for our membership: - Canadian Cattlemen Magazine: A card ad is in every issue and a double page spread is in five issues with space for CLA members to list their operation for $400 (limited spots available). - Canadian Cattlemen Bull Buyer’s Guide (distributed to over 103,000 people): a one page advertisement is in both the mid-January and late February issues with space for CLA members to list their operation for $100 per issue (limited spots available). - “The Exhibitor” Magazine at Farmfair International
Advertising & Promotion
- Auction Market Tag Posters: Posters informing cattle buyers of the meaning of the pink Limousin tags and advertising the value of buying Limousin calves were sent to provincial associations to be posted in auction markets across Canada. - Provincial Limousin Association Advertising: The CLA supports many provincial Limousin associations through advertising in their material such as the ALA calendar, Manitoba Beef Producers Cattle Country Newspaper (co-op ad with MLA), OLA dayplanner, etc. Contact the CLA for more information on how we will support your provincial advertising and promotion efforts. - CLA Website, Facebook & Twitter: Information on website such as upcoming events, blog posts, etc. updated regularly. Daily posts on Facebook and/or Twitter to promote/showcase Limousin, advertise upcoming member and industry events, share information relevant to Limousin breeders and cattle industry, promote and encourage junior participation, etc. - In person attendance at events: CLA General Manager Tessa Verbeek was directed by the CLA board of directors to attend individual bull sales that are within driving distance once every other year. A rotation of bull sales were attended this spring, and a different rotation will be attended next year. Tessa Verbeek also attended numerous shows such as Olds Fall Classic, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Farmfair International, and Canadian Western Agribition to promote the Limousin breed. Attendance at industry conferences and events is also an important aspect of keeping our breed in the forefront. Limousin promotional material was at the CBBC booth at events such as the Alberta Beef Industry Conference and Calgary Stampede Cattle Trail. The CLA has also provided numerous industry events and shows with CLA promotional items to include in registration packages, hand out as prizes, etc. - Sponsorship: In 2015 the CLA sponsored the T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament, Livestock Markets Association of Canada (LMAC) Convention/Auctioneer Competition, Livestock Gentec Field Day and Livestock Gentec Annual Conference. Corporate international memberships were taken out at Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition, allowing Canadian Limousin to be promoted to international visitors at these shows. The CLA is striving to maximize positive exposure of the Limousin breed by utilizing a variety of marketing avenues and endeavouring to do so in the most cost effective way. We must ensure our presence is there alongside other major Canadian beef breeds in the appropriate publications and at key events while finding ways to set ourselves apart.
The Limousin Voice Magazine has been through some very positive changes in 2015. It was decided by the CLA board of directors in early 2015 to eliminate the summer issue of the Limousin Voice magazine due to lack of advertising and events to promote during the summer months making the issue unnecessary. The need to get our magazine in the hands of more commercial bull buyers was also identified and it was decided that the three remaining issues (Fall, Christmas and Bull issues) would be distributed to the CLA’s commercial bull buyer list bringing the circulation of each issue to 2,200 people!
Limousin Voice Magazine
The changes have been met with very positive response from CLA members with a significant increase in advertising in all issues. CLA General Manager Tessa Verbeek coordinates and writes the majority of the content and articles in the Limousin Voice, in addition to having articles written by Piper Whelan and other contributors. We strive to include a variety of content in the magazine to suite a wide audience. We hope everyone can find valuable and interesting information in the Limousin Voice, therefore every issue features the CLA Office Update, provincial association news, veterinary, nutrition, genetics, and current industry outlook articles, the CLA President’s report, CJLA news, social news, an article about an up and coming Limousin breeder, an article about a commercial operation that has chosen to use Limousin in their herd, and often additional articles on topics of interest, show and sale results, etc. Your suggestions for content and individuals or operations to interview for articles are always welcome! The CLA board of directors and staff continue to work with the good folks at Today’s Publishing to increase advertising, broaden and improve the content and articles, and do our best to make the Limousin Voice a publication that both Limousin breeders and commercial cattlemen eagerly await to receive in the mail and read from cover to cover!
International Travel & Visitors
Lauren Amor & Kate Loudon stayed with Canadian Limousin host families during November 2015 as part of the Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange.
In addition to our domestic activities and promotion, the Canadian Limousin Association is also involved in international promotion through travel to international events and welcoming international guests to tour Canadian Limousin operations. Annual attendance by the CLA General Manager at the National Western Stock Show/NALF Board Meeting and AGM, Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Annual Convention allows the Canadian Limousin Association to maintain key industry contacts in the USA including relations with our registry service provider, DigitalBeef, our genetic consultant, Dr. Bob Weaber, our counterparts at the North American Limousin Association (NALF), and the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) partners with which we collaborate to do our multi breed genetic evaluation. A number of meetings with these individuals and groups take place during these events. The speakers at these conventions are also highly informative and a great deal of information is brought back and shared with CLA members through the monthly newsletter and AGM presentation. Agri-marketing funding provided by CBBC funds a large portion of international travel by the CLA. There has been a number of international visitors inquiring with the Canadian Limousin Association. We have assisted many individuals and groups in finding operations to tours, encouraging application to the Farmfair International or Canadian Western Agribition Inbound Buyer Programs, and in the case of the Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange, the CLA has coordinated host families and planned an itinerary for these young international guests. We always welcome and look forward to international interest in Canadian genetics.
2015 has certainly been a year of growth and change at the Canadian Limousin Association. I am tremendously pleased to inform you that Limousin cattle registration increased by 606 head in 2015 which is actually the largest annual increase in the past 15 years with the year 2008 seeing a similar increase in total head registered that year. While Whole Herd Enrolment numbers have been declining for a number of years 2015 also saw a stabilization in WHE numbers. Since 2012 WHE numbers have typically declined from 169 to 402 head per year, however in 2015 there was only a 16 head decline, which is an early indication of expanding Limousin herds and increased retention of females despite some recent herd dispersals. This is all fantastic news for our breed which we are all working, in our own way, to promote, support and improve! In addition to increased registrations we have also seen an influx in submission of performance data on animals which is excellent! Diligent reporting of performance data on the entire Canadian Limousin population is essential for continual improvement of our breed. The combination of backlogged registry work from DigitalBeef issues, and increased registrations and submission of performance data, as well as Dallas Wise’s annual two month leave for calving at her own place lead the CLA to seek out a third person to work part time in the CLA office. Laura Ecklund was hired in February to join the CLA team and we could not be more pleased with this addition to the CLA staff. Having two part time and one full time staff has been commonplace off and on in the past at the CLA. The CLA board of directors feels that having competent, pleasant, and committed staff that have the best interests of the breed at heart are key to our Association’s success. A three person staff has also allowed at least one staff member to always be readily available to members when they need assistance. It is understandable that members may have concerns with the CLA budget in relation to employing two part time and one full time staff, however this has been accomplished within the same budget that was in place in previous years for two staff members. In regards to the budget, the CLA did run an operational deficit in 2015 however this was somewhat attributed to some large and costly undertakings that took place including the new CLA website, the Limousin branded RFID program which was extended across Canada, including Quebec in 2015, and overlap of staff that were employed by the CLA in 2015. As some of the CLA’s service providers are based in the USA the poor exchange rate has also affected the CLA’s budget negatively. The 2016 budget is set for a profit and thus far we are on track or ahead in most areas of the budget. When setting a budget for each individual area of CLA income and spending it is always a fine line between keeping the budget in check and continuing to provide our members with improved advertising and promotion, excellent office support, continual genetic improvement, supporting our breed and industry through sponsorship, and ensuring that the Limousin breed is visible at relevant industry events. We are continuing to find ways to most effectively utilize our funds, streamline our operations, and analyze what spending truly benefits the breed and our members, what is necessary to remain relevant in the industry, and what spending can be cut back or eliminated. It is also essential that we keep in mind that the CLA is a non-profit organization meaning our main goal is not to make a profit, our main goal is to provide registry services and promotional assistance to our members. It is necessary that we have income in order to be able to do all of the things we do, so we cannot continually run deficit budgets, however so long as we have sufficient funds to operate the Association appropriately and we are utilizing those funds in such a manner that supports and benefits the Association and it’s membership, we are remaining committed to our mission of the CLA, “To be the #1 terminal breed of choice and a provider of superior genetics that allows our members to be profitable leaders in the beef industry.”
General Manager’s Report
Tessa Verbeek CLA General Manager
CLA Mission Statement “To be the #1 terminal breed of choice and a provider of superior genetics that allows our members to be profitable leaders in the beef industry.”
General Manager’s Report Continued
A membership survey was circulated to all CLA members via e-mail, social media and the CLA website in the spring of 2016. 91 responses were made to the survey and the survey results have been shared with the CLA board of directors and staff. The survey results will be reviewed in detail at the CLA board of directors meeting on July 30, 2016 and individual concerns or comments that were made will be published anonymously in future CLA newsletters and responded to. We feel this is the best way of recognizing our member’s comments and sharing our responses with all CLA members as others may share the same comments or concerns. We thank those of you who took the time to participate in sharing your opinions and suggestions and ultimately assisting the CLA board of directors in shaping the future of the CLA. Please know that the CLA membership survey is not the only way to have your voice heard by the CLA. If ever you should have a comment or concern we would encourage you to share your thoughts with a CLA director or CLA General Manager, Tessa Verbeek. Often times your concerns may just be a misunderstanding that needs clarification, or perhaps we need to make a change at the CLA. You have the opportunity to vote on the CLA board of directors who represent your interests as Limousin breeders, or you may run for the CLA board of directors yourself if you so choose. Please remember that the CLA board of directors is in place to give direction to the CLA and they are always open to having those discussions with you and working together to find solutions. DigitalBeef has been a main focus in 2015. Many of you are likely aware that things got off to a rocky start with a poor combination of a new program that had not been fully “de-bugged” before being opened up to the membership, a lack of extensive staff training on the system, and unfortunately also a lack of member training on how to fully utilize the new registry system. This all lead to system errors, delays in turnaround time for work sent into the office, and utlimately a bad start to things. Although the CLA board and staff understand that a major change such as this is often hard to get used to there were legitimate reasons why DigitalBeef was chosen to replace the previous registry system. DigitalBeef has many tremendously powerful features which we understand can also make it more confusing to use but in the long run will be better for the Limousin breed and allow the CLA to be progressive. DigitalBeef can better deal with information pertaining to DNA and genetics, allows members to see more and generate extensive reports, the customer service provided by DigitalBeef is excellent, and this all comes at a cost savings to the CLA in comparison to our previous system. As a year has now passed since we first got started with DigitalBeef I can confidently say that we are in a much better place with DigitalBeef and although we continue to tweak and find small issues with the system, by and large things have improved tenfold. Dallas, Laura and myself have worked tirelessly to tackle the backlog of work and we were able to get back to a much more reasonable turnaround time for our members. Written instructions on how to use DigitalBeef have always been available online, however I have also taken it upon myself to put together instructional videos for members. Please know that your calls are always welcome at the CLA office if you ever need DigitalBeef assistance. Thank you to everyone who has had an open mind about endeavouring to learn this new system, we are always here to assist you!
The move to Delta Genomics was also a big decision for the CLA this year and one that came about very suddenly when CBBC was able to secure funding on short notice on behalf of all Canadian beef breeds to do a one time bulk transfer of samples from GenServe to Delta Genomics at no cost to the associations. There were numerous reasons for the switch. Prior to the move to Delta Genomics the CLA was not doing large scale genotyping on our population, now we are, and while funding lasts genotyping can be done at a 50% discount. All testing can now be done at one laboratory (parentage, genotyping, horned/polled, coat colour, Protoporhyria) which means you only need to send one sample to one lab. The electronic exchange system between CLA and Delta Genomics pulls all horned/polled and coat colour results into the CLA system so there is no need for members to pay $5 per result to have CLA staff manually enter results. Delta Genomics can get molecular breeding values (MBVs) on animals which are necessary to calculate genomically enhanced EPDs (gEPDs). Delta Genomics can also do Protoporphyria testing on-demand instead of four times per year and at less than half the price. Having all major breeds at one lab simplifies any across breed testing that must be conducted for parentage verification (sample transfer between labs previously was $10) and finally, all DNA testing costs are the same or less at Delta Genomics.
General Managerâ€™s Report Continued
I would like to sincerely thank Dallas Wise for her hard work and assistance through the past year. She is always a friendly voice our members can count on for assistance and I am truly grateful for her dedication to our Association and membership. I would also like to say a big thank you to Laura Ecklund who was hired in February to assist with the increasing workload in the office and has proven to be highly capable and motivated to see the Canadian Limousin Association and our membership succeed and grow for the future. She has also keenly taken on the role of CJLA Coordinator which will take up a small portion of her time, particularly prior to and during the CJLA Impact Show. Her passion for the breed and past experience as a junior Limousin member herself are truly important in ensuring our junior association sees growth and enhanced excitement! The Executive and directors of the CLA board of directors have been tremendous to work with and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with these fine Limousin breeders to raise the profile of the Limousin breed in Canada. Whether a CLA member, director, or staff members we all have the best interests of the Limousin breed in mind and when we all work together to accomplish the same goal we can affect positive results. I have thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and triumphs of my first year as the General Manager of the Canadian Limousin Association. Thank you to all who have been supportive of me taking on this role and I look forward to continuing to serve you as we all work together to promote, grow, and strengthen the Limousin breed in Canada! Regards,
On behalf of the membership, board and staff at the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, we are pleased to present our 2016 briefing report to the Canadian Limousin Association (CLA).
Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report
Our mandate is to ensure representation for the Canadian purebred beef cattle sector both domestically and internationally. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council will continue to engage and work with industry groups, government agencies and other valued partners in an effort to increase the profitability of the industry. It was great to see strong bull sales again this spring, however purebred breeders may want to closely watch the feeder/fed cattle market which is significantly lower than a year ago. If prices for feeder/fed cattle remain at the current price level, there will most likely be a correction in the bull market in 2017. There was some indication of this at some sales this spring, where it was reported that a higher number of bulls being passed than in previous years. As a supplier of bulls, it will be more important than ever to offer an exceptional product and a level of service that sets your operation apart from your fellow breeders. - A focus on the connecting the industry... A continuation of our efforts surrounding the National Beef Strategic Plan has been the development of the Canadian Beef Industry Conference, which will be held in Calgary from August 9-12, 2016. This conference will consolidate a number events and sessions that were previously held independently of each other as industry groups have identified value in working together. The CBBC is proud to be a partner in the event and encourage purebred breeders to attend. It will be a great opportunity to network with commercial cattle producers, feedlot owners, packers, retailers and more. There are several sessions geared toward beef cattle production that you will find relevant to your operation. More information is available on the website www. canadianbeefindustryconference.com.
Michael Latimer CBBC Executive Director
CBBC Board of Directors and Staff 2016-2017
- A focus on growing our markets... International markets are essential to long term profitability in the purebred sector and as such the CBBC will continue to develop new opportunities and maintain current markets. Earlier in 2016, we had the distinct pleasure of hosting the Honorable Lawrence MacAulay, the Canadian Minister of Agriculture, and formally announced $2.588 million through the AgriMarketing program for the promotion of Canadian beef cattle genetics around the world. This funding will be utilized over 3 years in a combined effort from breed associations, livestock export companies and livestock exhibitions. This operational plan will focus our efforts in key markets where there is the greatest opportunity to market our world leading genetics. - A focus on continual genetic improvement… One of the components of the National Beef Strategic Plan is continual genetic improvement of the national beef herd. The industry has looked to the purebred sector to deliver results as any true genetic change will start with its seedstock. The CBBC received funding from Agriculture Agri-Food Canada under the CAAP program for $1.0 million dollars that will be used to encourage producers to adopt genomic technology. Breed Associations have developed specialized programs that suit the needs of their breeders with most offering a reduced cost for genomic testing (eg: Zoetis 50K).
Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Continued
- A focus on the local markets… The importance of the domestic cattle market is often overlooked. The majority of purebred genetics are sold within Canada to purebred and commercial cow/ calf producers. The purebred industry needs to not only ensure that our pedigree and performance data is accurate, but that we incorporate world leading scientific information into our evaluation systems. This is a significant part of our image or ‘brand’ and is why the majority of bulls used in commercial operations are registered purebreds. The CBBC will work to ensure that we have a strong domestic market through collaborative efforts with government agencies, breed associations and other stakeholders in the beef cattle industry. - A focus on collaboration… A consistent theme through our activities is collaboration. We believe that the purebred industry and its breeders are best represented through strategic alliances. We have recently entered into an agreement with AgriClear that will provide an additional option for purebred breeders to buy or sell cattle. This platform is digitally based and offers the same level of transactional security and efficiency offered to commercial buyers and sellers. Regards,
Wow! Another year come and gone, I can’t believe I am already reporting on the past year. Limousin is in a perfect position in this ever evolving market 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.
British Columbia Limousin Breeders Annual Report
In early April, the Peace Country Limousin Breeders held their 26th Annual Bull Sale in Dawson Creek, BC. It is the only all Limousin bull sale in British Columbia and bulls averaged very well! They would like to thank their volume buyers Stan Skeels and Double T Cattle for purchasing 3 bulls each! Limousin was once again well represented at some of BC’s premier agriculture exhibitions. North Peace Fall Fair, Dawson Creek Exhibition, Nechako Valley Exhibition, Bulkley Valley Exhibition, and Interior Provincial Exhibitions all saw Limousin entries in 2015. Some of our provincial 4-H shows also had Limousin animals receiving champion banners.
Getting the bulls ready for the 26th Annual Peace Country Bull Sale in Dawson Creek, BC.
BC Limousin breeders consigned one female to the 5th Annual Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female sale. The sale was held in Williams Lake, BC on September 26, 2015. She was consigned by Pinnacle View Limousin, and purchased by Darling Farms. Pinnacle View Limousin will once again hold their Open House and BC Limousin Field Day on September 10, 2016. There will be several cattle displays, lunch, tours, and guest speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend! That’s all I have to report from this side of the Rockies. I hope this report finds you all well and all the best in 2016!
Whatâ€™s new with the ALA? How about those Hoodies & T-shirts! We decided to give some clothing a try this year as promotional items and what a successful promotion. Hoodies & T-shirts were ordered with our ALA logo and sold at the fall shows. If you still donâ€™t have yours order one today. They make great gifts. Our ALA booth saw some much needed new life and thank you The ALA booth was the place to be at the Medicine Hat Pen Show this year! to Carla de Jager for taking the reins and overseeing the booth and promoting our Limousin breed. She made popcorn at Farmfair International and no one went by the booth without an invitation to stop and enjoy the popcorn. It was well presented and received - thanks to all who helped her out. ALA farm signs are available for members to order, a very inexpensive way to advertise the Limousin breed and your farm. New 4-H awards were ordered and this year 4-Hers received a standout blue show comb. As we continue to support our youth through the 4-H program we also look forward to your photos for our website. Website updates are still in the works, watch for the new image coming shortly, including the exciting new map app. Thank you to all who took the time to attend the fall and spring shows and sales. It is great to see so many exhibitors and large numbers of cattle. The Prime Limousin Club once again sponsored pizza in the barn following the Farmfair International show and it was a great relaxing event for exhibitors and visitors. With the National Junior Show and CLA meetings being held in Alberta this year the ALA AGM, field day, and calendar auction were all moved to co-inside with these events. Our current board of directors are as follows: Jackie Payne - President, Carla de Jager - Treasurer, Barb Miller - Secretary, Mark Porter - Past President, Directors - Steve Lingley, Colin Verbeek, Tiffany Richmond and Jim Symens. The ALA board will be searching for some new directors and we would like to thank outgoing board members Jackie Payne, Mark Porter and Barb Miller for the time spent volunteering over the past 6 years. A very well attended 2015 ALA Field Day was held in southeast Alberta on June 20, 2015. One of the stops on the tour was Bow Valley Genetics near Brooks, AB.
Alberta Limousin Association Annual Report Board of Directors President: Jackie Payne Secretary: Barb Miller Treasurer: Carla de Jager Past President: Mark Porter Directors: Steve Lingley Colin Verbeek Tiffany Richmond Jim Symens
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Enthusiasm is at an all time high… Participation is at an all time high… There is excitement in the Limousin industry in Saskatchewan! The SLA Annual Meeting took place in July during the Prince Albert Exhibition Summer Fair. During the Fair there is a Beef Show where Limousin made a strong appearance in all jackpot shows and were highly competitive in the all breeds show.
Saskatchewan Limousin Association Annual Report
Canadian Western Agribition is the major event the SLA plans for every year. • SLA Commerical Producer of the Year Award was presented to the Hansen family who operate Springhill Land and Cattle Company, a 3rd generation ranch at Rockglen, SK. A full write up can be viewed in the 2016 February Bull Issue! • Judge Jonathan Thomason of Rush Lake, SK sorted through the deep set of Limousin cattle. • Bohrson Marketing Services managed the Solid Gold Limousin Sale once again. With a tremendous line up of live and frozen genetics that averaged $8,910. • Congratulations to Eden Meadows Farm for receiving the Herdsman Award! • The Limousin Juinors had a strong showing in the Junior Beef Extreme! • Last but not least we could not put on this event without our tremendous sponsors and outstanding volunteers who make this week go smoothly!
Board of Directors
Springhill Land and Cattle Company, the Hansen family, named the Saskatchewan Limousin Association Commercial Producer of the Year at Canadian Western Agribition
President: Rhett Jones Vice President: Eric Martens Secretary: Eric Boon Treasurer: Janet Hale Past President: Kevin Rea Directors: Jeff Yorga Bob Turner Chris Qually Lee Carpenter Carey Hirschfeld
Eden Meadows Farm, the Hepper family, wins the Herdsman Award at Canadian Western Agribition
Saskatchewan Junior Limousin Being a fairly youthful group of junior members in Saskatchewan we have got the families to start thinking about fundraising for future CJLA Conferences. We put on a silent auction and Dutch auctioned off a Chocolate Bar Christmas Tree at CWA this year. • Thank you Carpenter Cattle Co. for donating the chocolate bar Christmas tree. • Big thanks to those that bought tickets: Payne Livestock, B Bar Cattle, Carpenter Cattle Co., Pinnacle View Limousin, Bohrson Marketing, Richmond Ranches, J. Yorga Farms, Eden Meadows Farm, Elliot McGregor, Cottage Lake Stock Farm, Jones Cattle Co., Jaymarandy Limousin, Ken-Doc Limousin, Martens Cattle Co., Spring Hill Land and Cattle, Plains Limousin, Riverstone Cattle Co., Gibson Farms. • Bohrson Marketing Services were the lucky winners • We gathered $2,850.00 • In the Silent Auction we had semen donations and Arbonne Gift Card donation. • Thank you to the following that donated items: J. Yorga Farms, Anchor B Limousin, Payne Livestock, Jones Cattle Co., Eden Meadows Farm, Greenwood Limousin, B Bar Cattle • Thank you to those that bid and purchased the items: Martens Livestock, Red Maple Farms, Plains Limousin, Lingley Limousin, Triple R Limousin • We raised $1,855.00 • We raised a grand total of $4,705.00 for the Saskatchewan Junior Limousin Association
Saskatchewan Limousin Association Annual Report Continued
As this booklet is being compiled and printed the SLA has been planning for their 2016 SLA AGM in conjunction with the Prince Albert Exhibition for August 2nd - August 6th, 2016. We hope to have a strong Limousin representation at the show and look forward to seeing everyone there. If you cannot make it, we will see you at Agribition in November!
Greetings from the Manitoba Limousin Association. First, let me congratulate the Alberta Limousin Association for hosting the Canadian Junior Limousin Association Impact Show and the Canadian Limousin Annual General Meeting.
Manitoba Limousin Association Annual Report Board of Directors President: Bill Campbell Treasurer: Sherry Daniel Directors: Jay-Dean Smyth Mark Angus Kyle Wright Travis Hunter Darby Cochrane Leonard Gertz Art Rodgers Bob Davey Scott Stewart Tim Davey MJLA President: Kaitlyn Davey
The Manitoba Limousin Association continues to be busy since the last CLA AGM twelve months ago. Last fall heavy Limousin calves sold extremely well with many steers achieving $2,000.00 return for producers. Record returns brought much needed enthusiasm to the beef industry. The Manitoba Livestock Expo was held in Brandon in early November. Despite not having enough numbers for a point show a very competitive show was held with exhibitors from and Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Congratulations to Eden Meadows Farm on their Grand Champion Bull and Female. The Manitoba Advantage Sale was held at Triple R Limousin, MacGregor, MB on December 4, 2015. Thirty four lots sold for an average of $3,466.00. High seller was Lot 4, Cam Poll Billboard, selling to Triple R Limousin for $6,300.00. Our Manitoba Limousin Association AGM was held in January in conjunction with other beef breeds from Manitoba in Brandon. Maplehurst Farms of Westbourne, MB was awarded ‘Manitoba Ambassador of the Year’. The new board is: President, Bill Campbell; Treasurer, Sherry Daniel and Directors, Jay-Dean Smyth, Mark Angus, Kyle Wright, Travis Hunter, Darby Cochrane, Leonard Gertz, Art Rodgers, Bob Davey, Scott Stewart and Tim Davey. MJLA President is Kaitlyn Davey. The Manitoba Junior Limousin Association was active in the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair Junior Show. Congratulations to these junior exhibitors that continue to bring Limousin heifers and steers to this prestigious fair. The Manitoba Beef Performance Annual Bull Sale was held April 2, 2016. The eleven Limousin bulls averaged $4,636.00 which was $650.00 higher than the next highest breed. The high selling Limousin and high selling bull of the entire test sold for $8,200.00. Congratulations to Amaglen Limousin of Darlingford, MB for their high seller. Congratulations to all of the Limousin consignors on a great sale. Our provincial Limousin show was held in Lundar, MB on June 10, 2016 with a good turnout of cattle with 5 exhibitors participating. Congratulations to Jaymarandy Limousin on their Grand Champion Bull - JL Bonnet’s Thug 402B and NYK Cattle Company on their Grand Champion Female Cam Poll Xpressive - WGC 12X. Many 4-H clubs have held/will hold their achievements and inter-club achievements throughout the summer and the Limousin influence will be notice at many of these events. Best of luck to all 4-H members that chose Limousin steers and heifers to exhibit. I would like to personally invite you to Brandon, MB on October 28-29, 2016 for the National Limousin Show & Sale. The Keystone Centre is one of the finest livestock facilities in North America with accommodations on site. No need to drive or find parking! It promises to be an exciting event with the inclusion of the Manitoba Rodeo Finals. For more information contact myself or Mark Angus. See you there.
The Ontario Limousin Association has had many successful events over the past year. The OLA has promoted the Limousin breed in Ontario at many fairs, and at our Provincial Show at the Markham Fair in October, and the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto in November. Our Junior Association was kept very busy hosting the National Junior Limousin Impact Show last August in Stratford, Ontario, with a good show and activities represented by many juniors from across the country. Our juniors also ensure that every 4-H member that is showing a Limousin influenced animal receives a breed award which helps promote our breed in 4-H. The Promotions and Fundraising Committee continued with our advertisement in the Ontario Beef magazine using some promotional material supplied by the CLA and also some local pictures. The committee also continued with the day planner and with much help from the whole Board had a very successful day planner. This is the main source of revenue for the board to pay for running this association and as well as other promotional projects. We get many positive comments about this professional publication and plan on continuing it in the future. The last two years we had the Ontario Limousin display at the Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual meeting and the Board decided to go again as there seem to be some interest from many of the delegates attending the 2 day meeting in February. We have had one year of the new website up and running. We feel it is an important tool to have for our membership, as well as people looking for information about the Limousin breed here in Ontario.
Ontario Limousin Association Annual Report Board of Directors President: Murray Shaw Vice President: Shaun Grant Secretary: Brandon Hollingsworth Treasurer: Brent Black Directors: Wayne Lawrence Michelle McLean Dan Darling Justin Burgess David Clark Bryce Allen Rob Weppler
2015 CJLA Impact Show hosted by the Ontario Junior Limousin Association, held in Stratford, ON.
2015 REPORT OF ACTIVITY
Quebec Limousin Association Annual Report Board of Directors President: Serge Dethier Vice President: Marcel McDuff
Participation in livestock shows and other industry events: - Bedford Fair (August 6-9th, 2016 Limousin cattle on display from JPER Farm - Brome Fair (September 2-5th, 2015) Limousin cattle on display from JPER Farm - Expo-Boeuf, Victoriaville (October 10-12th, 2015) Association directors were in attendance on the first day of the Show and to the supper, which correspond to the opening ceremony of the event. - Quebec Farmer’s Union (UPA) Open houses (September 13th, 2015) : SDJ & JPER Farms had Limousin cattle on display; cow calf pairs and open heifers, as they were introducing the breed to the Montreal citizens. - National Capital Beef Day (November 25th, 2015) Participating producers have toured the farm and have appreciated the outstanding conformation of the Limousin herd at Ferme DM Simard SENC. A detailed tour report written by Mrs Diane Allard, agrologist, and numerous pictures are available at: www.limousinquebec.com Sales Limousin bulls were offered for sale at the following Quebec bull test stations: - On February 25th, 2015, Saint-Martin Bull Test Station: 21 bulls sold, with a sale average of $6055 - On April 11th, 2015, Station Unique Limousin: 11 bulls sold, with a sale average of $5077
Secretary: Diane Joly Directors: Claude Lavallée Mario Simard Richard Renaud Réjean Bédard Éric Ratelle André Lussier
Famille Simard, Encan d’avril 2015 The Simard Family, April 2015 Bull Sale
Encan St-Martin, Février 2015 St-Martin Bull Sale, February 2015
Encan Limousin, Acheteur meilleur taureau Limousin Limousin Station Bull Sale, Buyer of the best Limousin sire
RAPPORT DES ACTIVITÉS 2015 Participation aux expositions et activités connexes - Exposition de Bedford (6 au 9 août 2015)
Exhibit d’animaux Limousin par la Ferme JPER
- Exposition de Brome (2, 3, 4, 5 septembre 2015)
Exhibit d’animaux Limousin par la Ferme JPER
- Expo-Boeuf, Victoriaville (10 au 12 octobre 2014)
Présence des administrateurs de l’Association pour la journée du vendredi se
terminant par le souper d’ouverture de l’Expo.
- Journée Portes Ouvertes de l’U.P.A. :
La Ferme SDJ et la Ferme JPER présentaient la race bovine Limousin en
exhibant des vaches avec leurs veaux et de jeunes génisses aux citadins
Association des éleveurs de Limousin du Québec Rapport annuel
Montréalais. - Journée Bovine de la Capitale Nationale (25 novembre 2015):
Les producteurs participants ont pu visiter les installations et admirer la
conformation exceptionnelle du troupeau de la Ferme DM Simard SENC.
Le rapport complet de la visite préparé par Diane Allard, agronome, ainsi que
des photos de l’événement sont disponibles sur le site www.limousinquebec.com.
Ventes Les taureaux Limousin étaient présents dans les encans des centres d’élevage bovin (CEB)- multisources du Québec : - Le 21 février 2015, CEB Saint-Martin : Portes ouvertes UPA 2015 2015 UPA Open houses
Conseil d’administration Président Serge Dethier Vice-président Marcel McDuff Secrétaire Diane Joly directeurs Claude Lavallée Mario Simard Richard Renaud Réjean Bédard Éric Ratelle André Lussier
21 taureaux vendus pour un prix moyen de 6 055 $ - Le 11 avril 2015, CEB Station Unique : 11 taureaux vendus pour un prix moyen de 5 077 $
Diane Joly Journée Capitale Nationale, Ferme DM Simard National Capital Beef Day, DM Simard Farm
Definitely the highlight of 2015 for the Maritime Limousin Association was the Junior Limousin Show hosted at Balamore Farm on September 12th & 13th. Twenty-nine juniors showed animals from 5 different herds under judge Martin Bohrson, from Hanley, Saskatchewan.
Maritime Limousin Association Annual Report Board of Directors President: John-Calvin Siddall Vice President: Secretary: Barb McLaughlin Treasurer: Sandra Othberg Past President: Mike Horsnell Directors: Joe Cooper Manfred Zillig Fritz Othberg
The Grand Champion Male ribbon went to Othberg’s Chad, a Richmond Yak son shown by Gabrielle Cleveland, while Balamore Cracker Jack, a ROMN Yippi Ki Yeh son shown by Sydney Patton won the Reserve. The Grand Champion Female award went to a CFIX Wild Card daughter owned and exhibited by William Copper of East Coast Limousin, RPY Paynes Blossom and Reserve Female spot went to a Richmond Wyatt daughter owned by Balamore Farm and shown that day by Alex Smith. The overall aggregate prize, a belt buckle, went to William Cooper of East Coast Limousin, with a score of 92.1, while Megan Wynn won the reserve aggregate score with an 82.4. Along with the awards handed out to the juniors, a special presentation was made to Manfred Zillig and Lois Brown, owners of Lindencrest Farms - for close to 40 years they have been providing a variety of livestock to 4-Hers. We were pleased to acknowledge their commitment to 4-Hers whom would not have had the opportunity to participate in livestock projects without their support.
Participants in the Junior Limousin Show that was held at Balamore Farms, Great Village, Nova Scotia.
We also held our annual meeting at the show, and were pleased to have our new General Manager for the CLA, Tessa Verbeek present. She encouraged us to promote the new Limousin ear tags, and spoke to the new system for registering and entering performance data. Tessa also encouraged us to consider putting a name forth as a director to represent the Quebec/Atlantic Region. We had three Limousin shows during the fall of 2015 in Atlantic Canada. The Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, the Hants County Exhibition Scotiabank Heritage Beef Show and the Beef Expo in Sussex New Brunswick. We hope to have full strings at these shows again this year. In the spring of 2016 we had two great bull sales. The 4th Annual Balamore Farm “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale in Truro posted an impressive average on their Limousin bulls of $7,038. The high selling lot was Balamore Big Papi 406B sired by TMF Westwood 505W and sold for $10,250 to River Mac Farms, owned by Blair MacDonald. The second sale was the Maritime Beef Testing Society Annual Breeding Stock Sale. The Limousin bulls averaged $3,792 while a small group of females went for an average of $2,413. The high selling Limousin bull in this group was Othbergs Clark sired by Richmond Yak that sold for $4,750 to Carol Milberry. The high selling open Limousin female was Othberg’s Miracle also sired by Richmond Yak that sold for $2,700 to Trevor and Vanessa Hudson. Upcoming this fall we are pleased that Balamore Farms has once again volunteered to host the Junior show. Entry forms are in the mail and the dates are September 10th and 11th, 2016. The judge for the weekend will be Eric Boon of B Bar Cattle.
Thank you for attending the 2016 Canadian Limousin Association Annual General Meeting!