Summary of the Annual General Meeting
The AGM took place in Lloydminster, SK on August 2. Thank you to the Saskatchewan Limousin Association for hosting this event. A booklet gathering the reviewed financial statements, committee reports and provincial reports, is posted on the CLA website or can be mailed to you upon request. The three vacant board positions were filled by Bill Campbell of Manitoba (returning for a second term), Dale Turner of Saskatchewan and Lynn Combest of Alberta. Mary Hertz from Duchess, Aberta made Limousin history by becoming the Mary Hertz first ever CLA New CLA president lady president. Bill Campbell is the new vice-president while Darby Cochrane from
Alexander, Manitoba remains treasurer. He was pleased to report another positive financial year for the CLA. Excess of revenue over expenses are being used to promote the Limousin breed and participate in various research projects. Breed improvement and performance data collection were referred under various presentations. Many of our current efforts are focused on rewarding breeders who submit their information, encourage and assist those who don’t. The members present at the AGM had a very good discussion regarding adding homozygous polled test results on an animal’s registration certificate. The board is investigating the legal aspect of it and will make a decision at their December 2010 meeting.
Git ‘R Done!
The National Junior Conference was a great success. Congratulations to the organizers, participants and spectators. Complete results are posted on the CLA website along with photos. You can also consult the Canadian Limousin Association Facebook page.
The 2011 Conference will take place in Orangeville, Ontario, August 19-21.
Also general manager, Anne Brunet-Burgess informed the membership of new programs coming this fall such as the revival of the Elite Dam program, a new Elite Herd Recognition, a CaThe new 2010-2011 nadian Sire Summary, and CJLA Board of Directors: an enhanced time table for Seated: Katelynn Tedford (secretary), Whole Herd Enrolment. Cameron Olson (president), Justin Burgess (vice-president) Executive members seated: Standing: Melanie Gollinger (press Bill Campbell (Vice-President), Mike Geddes (Past President), reporter), Jayden Payne (director), Darby Cochrane (Treasurer) Dana Carpenter (treas.), Tyson Hertz directors standing left to right: Lynn Combest, Stan Skeels, Brian Lee, Dale Turner and (director), Missing: Dillon Hunter general manager Anne Brunet-Burgess. (Missing: Rob Swaan, Mary Hertz.)
RECORD BOOK AVAILABLE The CLA has produced new record books. The newly designed book allows you to keep track of: • Calving, weaning and yearling information on 109 cows/calves • Herd sires and semen inventory • Breeding information • Group treatments It also includes a gestation table and other useful information about Limousin performance data. Each Whole Herd Enrollment supporter will receive a book in the fall with the WHE forms, but if you wish to receive yours before or if you need additional copies, please contact the CLA.
Online Breeder’s Handbook When faxing your to Assist All Breeders information to the When in need of a quick reference on CLA office… how to: ɶɶ Become a CLA member ɶɶ Getting services ɶɶ Registering calves (options) ɶɶ WHE privileges ɶɶ Performance data to collect ɶɶ Transferring ownership and other useful links, please consult the online breeder’s handbook. You can also request a hard copy by contacting the CLA office.
Congratulations Brandon Hertz
for winning Supreme Purebred Beef Champion at Synergy
Congratulations Tyson Hertz
for winning Supreme Commercial Beef Champion at Synergy
Congratulations Cameron Olson
for winning the top honors at the Alberta 4-H Beef Heifer Show.
The Alberta Limousin golf tournament will take place on Friday, August 20 at 1:00 pm at the Olds Golf Course. For more information, contact Wayne Burgess at 403.813.8416. The Olds Fall Classic Show is accepting your entries on-line now. Visit their website at: www.oldsagsociety.com. We remind you that all Olds Fall Classic Breed Champions are RBC Beef Supreme Challenge (Agribition) qualifier. However a minimum of 20 entries per breed is required to have a breed show.
Limousin Junior Member Wins Public Speaking
The Saskatchewan Provincial We would like to remind you that 4-H Public Speaking Competition was sometimes your faxed forms do not held in Gray SK on Saturday April 10, print clearly, leading to mistakes when 2010. This event, titled “Don’t Freak, processing your requests. Just Speak”, was hosted by the Gray 4-H Club of District 14. 32 competiPlease only fax information when nectors attended this illustrious event, essary for a quick turn around and demonstrating their amazing public always follow up with someone at the speaking abilities. office to make sure we can read the information properly. We are very proud of Limousin Junior member Katelynn Tedford for However when possible, please send winning first place in the Intermediate your forms by regular mail. category. Katelynn’s speech was entitled “Teenage Survival Guide”. Katelynn and her family raise Limous in under the Circle T prefix in For your convenience, we have pushed Estevan, SK. She belongs to the Benthe WHE deadline to January 15, 2011. son 4-H Beef Club, SE and was reHowever, we are offering an early bird cently appointed secretary of the Careward. Member submitting their in- nadian Junior Limousin Association. formation online or by paper forms on Congratulations Katelynn! or before December 15, 2010, will receive a $30 credit to their account.
Changes to Whole Herd Enrolment
They say you can’t buy time…but now you can! For those of you who are in need of extra time, after January 15, the late penalty is of $10 per business day per herd. All enrollments must be in by March 1, 2011.
Published on Aug 28, 2010