International Efforts We are very pleased to report that our Canadian Limousin genetics are generating some interest outside our country. A group of international guests attending Farmfair are all potential buyers. There is also some renewed interest from Mexico for Fullblood cattle.
Further more, we had a presence at the Russian Golden Autumn Show in Moscow via the Canadian Beef Council. While the CLA chose not to send a representative on site, we invested in the translation of a promotional brochure that was made available in Russian at the show.
Information on upcoming events Provincial Annual General Meetings:
Alberta – Saturday, Dec. 4, Lloydminster Saskatchewan Saturday, Dec. 4, Lloydminster Manitoba – Saturday, Jan. 8, Brandon, MB
Please note that the American National Events in Denver are not following their regular format. The sale will be held on Saturday, January 8, NALF’s AGM is scheduled for Sunday, January 9, the pen/carload show on Monday January 10 and the open show will wrap up on Tuesday, January 11th.
PERFORMANCE INFORMATION November 1st was the deadline to submit all performance information for the Spring 2011 genetic evaluations. However, if you have missed it, we might be able to accommodate you until the end of the week. Please submit as soon as possible.
For those of you attending the Canadian Western Agribition and in search of accommodations, there 2010 might be some rooms left at Travel National Limousin Events Lodge. Please phone directly to 306584-6345 and quote Saskatchewan Farmfair International in Ed- Also remember if you cannot monton, Alberta is where our National be in attendance at Farmfair, the Na- Limousin BLOCK CODE CGSKLD. Events will take place. An interesting tional Show and Sale will be live on Absentee enthusiasts can participate in added perk for this year for all exhibi- the internet at www.dlms.ca the Solid Gold Sale via www.liveauctors and visitors, is the fact that we tions.tv have some international guests attend-
ing the show this year. We are expecting some Limousin breeders from Australia, Mexico and France to join us.
Canadian Junior Limousin Scholarship
The Canadian Junior Limousin Association is pleased to award a scholarship to Cara Wedderburn from Alexander, Manitoba. Cara has lived on a beef cattle farm that specializes in raising purebred Limousin cattle where she has come to appreciate the benefits of the Limousin breed. She is involved in the Rivers 4-H Beef Club, the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association, as well as the agriculture industry in gen-
eral. She has participated in the Rivers 4-H Beef Club for five years and has selected a Limousin steer every year. Her involvement with the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association includes the treasurer position for two years, vice president, and she currently holds the position of president. She also participated in the planning and organization of the Canadian Junior National Conference held in Virden last year. She has also had the privilege of attending three National Junior shows in Weyburn Saskatchewan, Portage la Prairie Manitoba, and Virden Manitoba. The Limousin Breed has benefited Cara in many ways. It has provided her with many new friend-
ships, knowledge of the cattle industry, as well as leadership and communication skills that will benefit me in my future. Cara is currently a student at Brandon University and taking a Bachelor of Arts and then going into education.
Whole Herd Enrollment
For breeders who use the paper version of WHE, your packages went out the last week of October. If you have not received it, please contact Teresa at the office.
can post your 2011 inventory on-line any time.
ted to the full fees for the year (exception for heifers).
Whether you are an on-line user or use the traditional paper forms, please remember that all cows without For on-line users, you will a disposal code will be enrolled. Once not receive anything by mail. You you enroll a female, you are commit-
Remember we are offering an early bird credit this year. The deadline is pushed to January 15th and late penalties start on the 16th.
Spring Sale Preparation
It is never too early to start preparing for your Spring Sale. Here are a few useful reminders:
• Make sure your weights are submitted to the CLA by the end of the week so EPD’s in your sale catalogue are as current as you can • provide to your customers
for the Winter Limousin Voice. Make advertising arrangements with Bryan at Today’s Publishing. Should you wish to reproduce articles or ads in your sale catalogue that were developed by the CLA, please request permission by contacting Anne at the CLA office.
• Add your date to the CLA website calendar of events. The site is interactive and you can include your date and some information yourself. You can also attach a small • Remember posters and new record books are available to give away to flyer (PDF format) and link to a your buyers. website.January 10 is the deadline
If you are purchasing females this fall, you may enroll them by adding them at the end of your forms. On-line users please call or email Teresa to make arrangements.
The Limousin Voice electronic version now available. The current and past issues of the Limousin Voice can be found at: www.limousinvoice.net