Ontario Simmental Advocate Spring 2012

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Spring 2012

Official Publication of the Ontario Simmental Association

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- Performance Bull Testing: an ofcial sanctioned BIO facility - Donor/Recipient Management: the “Total Program” - Import/Export and Quarantine Service: Livestock, Semen and Embryos - Sales Management and Consulting: Tailored to “Suit Your Needs”

Events and Programs planned for 2012: : The new ofcial All Ontario Simmental Bull Test program. BIO accredited and supported by OSA/CSA accepting all facets of the breed: Fullblood, Red, Black, Horned and Polled. Two age groups: Oct 1/11 - Dec 31/11 Jan 1/12 - Mar 31/12 Saturday, April 7, 2012 • Private Treaty and Open House • Hosted by Crimson Tide Fleckvieh and Guests Saturday September 8, 2012 • Annual Fullblood Female Sale • Hosted by Crimson Tide Fleckvieh and Guests Saturday September 8, 2012 • Annual Colored Sale • Ontario’s all new “Premiere Purebred Sale”

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Ontario Simmental President's Message


On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to wish everyone a successful 2012. This is the time of year where we start to see the results of our breeding selections and the true maternal traits of the Simmental breed. As the 2012 calves hit the ground we can see our future herd sires and foundation females maturing into all that is exciting about the Simmental breed – strong material traits, depth of rib, length of loin and quiet dispositions. Each one with his/her own personality that makes this breed a joy to work with. All the hard work and long hours pay off. Best of luck to everyone with your calving season.

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The Ultrasound Program and Ron Wooddisse Carcass Class at the Royal will continue for the 2012 year. We hope to see more participation in this exciting new class. OSA again this year is sponsoring a rebate program for ultrasounding of females. See the information contained in this issue of the Advocate.

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Approximately 175 4-H members showed Simmental calves and yearlings in 2011. This was an increase of approximately 50 animals over the 2010 year. What an accomplishment for our breed. Your continued support of the youth is evident in these numbers. Included in this issue are some new education cards that are available for purchase and how to order. If they are something that will benefit promoting your operation, please let us know. We welcome your input on information to include on the OSA website, for marketing/ breed promotion, and for publication in the Advocate. Articles for consideration can be forwarded to the Board at the contact address/email listed on page 5. Please send us your upcoming events and sales for inclusion in the Upcoming Events section. New to this edition is sale results, please continue to forward for our next publication. Hope to see you at the Annual General Meeting on March 10, 2012 in Peterborough. Keitha Harris-Donovan

President, Ontario Simmental Association

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OSA Board of Directors 2012

East Central Director

Glenn Wotton


Keitha Harris-Donovan

elmtreefarms@i-zoom.net Director




T613.257.2617 Vice President

Billy Elmhirst

C705.761.0896 ircc@nexicom.net Secretary

Grace Oesch


gravandale@golden.net Treasurer

Kara Enright

kara_langevin@hotmail.com Director

Carla Nolan


carla.nolan@sympatico.ca Director

Katie Wood



Debbie Elliott

South West Director



T519.345.2785 Past President

Dan O'Brien


dan.obrien@sympatico.ca Past Vice-President

Kevin Howatt

kevin.howatt@watergroup.com CSA Director

Kara Enright



John Pearson

CSA President




Ron Nolan

Cover Picture Taken by Keitha Harris-Donovan, Ashton, On. Winter 2012

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2011 Ron Wooddisse Momorial Carcass Class The winner of the heifer and bull carcass classes at the Royal was Dave & Gayle Milliner (Waydamar Simmentals). The champion heifer was WAYDAMAR BLK XEY 77X, WMY 77X and the champion bull was WAYDAMAR R SPIDERMAN 79X, WMY79X Reserve heifer is the entry of Dan O’Brien with DAL MS POL SHEARFORCE122X and reserve bulls (tie) were Ron Nolan with BAR 5 PFF TORRENT 1211X and the Woodissee family with MARYWOOD LADIES MAN 11X. The bull class had 36 entries. The bull scores were calculated at 70% ultra-sound scan measurements and 30% from CSA epd’s. The bulls were not exhibited; with the winner being chosen entirely on the above statistics. The winning score was 61.0 and reserve tied with 60.93 points. The heifers had 5 entries. The heifer scores were calculated at 50% ultra-sound scan measurements, 30% from CSA epd’s, and the final 20% in the show ring as placed by a Judge. Before the class entered the ring, 3 of the heifers were within ¾ of a point of each other. The final tally was: champion was 68.75 and reserve 65.79 – a very close competition. Nu-Life Mills awarded a $100.00 gift certificate to each of the class winners. If you would like to participate in the 2012 class you need to start planning now to make sure that you can get your cattle scanned according to CSA protocols. You should book with BIO as early as possible in order that they can economically fit you into their schedules. Something that we found out during this year’s set up was that BIO can only forward your scan data to CSA with your permission. This also includes info gathered at bull test stations. If you want your info to get to CSA remember to ask BIO.

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Upcoming Events Junior Beef Expo London, Ontario March 10th & 11th, 2012 OSA Annual General Meeting Peterborough, Ontario March 10th, 2012 1:00 pm Ottawa Valley Farm Show March 13th, 14th, 15th, 2012 New CE Centre just outside the Ottawa International Airport Bar 5 Spring Spectacular XXXIX

Bull & Female Spring Production Sale Bar 5 Sale Barn, Markdale, ON March 31st, 2012

Youth Forum 2012 April 6th and 7th, 2012 Orangeville Fairgrounds, Orangeville, Ontario

Fleckvieh Fever '12 Saturday September 8th, 2012

Annual Fall Female Sale

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh and Guests (at the farm)

Simmply Simmental '12 Saturday April 7th, 2012 Open House and Private Treaty Bull Sale

Mount Forest ON

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh and Guests

The Purebred Primary Saturday September 8th, 2012

Mount Forest ON

In conjunction with Fleckvieh Fever '12

(at the farm)

Annual Fall Colored Female Sale (at Crimson Tide)

Mount Forest ON

Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Spring Sale May 26th, 2012 6:30 pm Hobb’s Sale Pavillion

Simm Test Ontario

All Ontario Simmental Bull Test (at Crimson Tide)

CSA AGM and YCS National Simmental Show In conjunction with Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition August 21st - 25th, 2012 Truro, Nova Scotia

Fall entry, Sept/Oct 2012 Mount Forest ON

Thank you to Crimson Tide Fleckvieh The Fenelon Falls 4-H Beef Club from Kawartha Lakes Haliburton 4-H Association would like to graciously thank Larry and Judy Eurig. In July, they conducted a farm tour, followed by an informative, hands on artificial insemination demonstration. Larry also gave a very informative lesson on both AI breeding as well as embryo transplanting. Judy generously served drinks and snacks to all the visitors. The Eurig’s awarded two members, Steven Jones and Emily Roberts with $250 credits towards a purchase of any service offered by Crimson Tide.

From the entire Kawartha Lakes Haliburton 4-H Association, Thank you to Crimson Tide. 6

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CSA - What's Happening CEO of Programming - Canadian Simmental Association The Canadian Simmental Association’s 43rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and National show was held in November 2011 during FarmFair in Edmonton. The Alberta Simmental Association did a fantastic job of organizing and hosting breeders from across Canada along with creating a great marketing opportunity for those who brought cattle for the show and sale. Numerous comments were made about the enthusiasm and buzz in the barns that had not been felt at Northlands for some time. A tremendous set of cattle were on display at the National show and it was great to see the interest in our breed especially from the large number of spectators – many of whom were from other breeds or the commercial sector. While visiting at ringside there were regular comments on how much the cattle have improved and how little difference there was in quality throughout the various classes. Simmental has made tremendous strides in the quest for ideal cattle that are not only eye-appealing but also structurally sound and phenotypically superior. A highlight during the show was the announcement by the Alberta Livestock Meat Agency (ALMA) of $325,000.00 of funding to further enhance genomic meat quality research being led by CSA. The CSA members who attended the AGM received reports on finances and operations for the Association as well as Simmental Country. The number of animals being registered and transferred to the CSA increased slightly over the previous year. A Genomics project update was provided and was very well received. The genomics research project triggered numerous questions and great discussion that was addressed by project manager Ms. Sandy Russell, Dr. Steve Miller and the rest of the project team. Also during the meeting, new directors Dee Young of Breton, Alberta and Kelly Ashworth from Oungre, Saskatchewan were elected to the Board along with incumbent Ron Nolan of Markdale, Ontario. Sincere thanks is extended to retiring directors President Rick McIntyre and Don Lundberg both from Saskatchewan – your contributions to the CSA and the Simmental breed are very much appreciated. As a result of Rick McIntyre terming out a new Executive was elected. Ron Nolan was elected as the CSA President, Fraser Redpath of Mather, Mb will serve as 1st Vice President, and Randy Mader Carstairs, Alberta is 2nd vice president. In addition to the changes within the executive, new committee chairs have also been appointed. Fraser has agreed to move from the Promotion Committee to chair the Breed Improvement Committee and Randy is now the new Promotion committee chair. John Sullivan remains as Finance committee chair and Lacey Fisher is again the CSA director responsible for the Young Canadian Simmental Association. One of the highlights of the activities at FarmFair was the induction of four new members into the CSA Hall of Fame. This year, Rodney James – Transcon Livestock, Okotoks, Alberta; Lazy S Ranch – Stewart and Doreen Ainsworth, Mayerthorpe, Alberta; Charles Groeneveld – Alberta Simmental Association/ Highwood Land & Cattle, High River, AB; and Lewis Farms – the Lewis Family of Spruce Grove, Alberta were honored for their contributions towards development of the Simmental breed in Canada. As we look forward to building off the success that Canadian Simmental experienced in 2011, the upcoming year looks to hold even more activity and excitement for the Simmental breed in Canada. Another tremendous set of bulls are being developed and will again be desired by the beef industry. As our genomics project continues to progress we will be providing regular updates as well as beginning to assess data and using that information in our breed improvement and promotions. This year the CSA AGM moves to the Maritimes and will be held in Truro Nova Scotia along with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition. The National YCSA show will also be held in conjunction with the AGM and promises to be an exciting event so CSA members should start planning to attend. I look forward to seeing everyone at the many Canadian Simmental events throughout the year.

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2011 Royal Agricultural Winter fair show results Grand Champion Female

Champion Junior Heifer Calf Banner sponsored by Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB IRCC Yours Truly 129Y Indian River Cattle Company Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf Sponsored by Hallridge Simmentals, Dr, Everett and Marylon Hall, Owen Sound, ON Justabout Dixie Barry/Ashley Hanes, Troy, Ontario

Reserve Grand Champion Female Sponsored by Flo-Lar Farms in memory of Larry Behnke RF Dominatrix 7X Craig Oattes

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Champion Senior Heifer Calf Sponsored by Prospect Hills Simmentals, Andrew Schuller and Family, Granton, ON Destiny 680S Shimmer Destiny Simmentals Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf Sponsored by Leahy Stock Farms, Bernard and Lise Leahy and Family. Lakefield, ON Red Tiger Force 214Y River Point Cattle Company Junior Champion Female Sponsored by Waydamar Simmentals, Dave and Gayle Milliner, Dundalk, ON IRCC Xcella 2X Indian River Cattle Company Reserve Junior Champion Female Sponsored by Donovandale Farms, Gerald and Keitha Donovan, Ashton, ON RF Dominatrix 7X Craig Oattes Senior Champion Female Sponsored by Boss Cattle Company, John and Margo Cartright, Granton, ON IRCC U Go Girl 804U Indian River Cattle Company Reserve Senior Champion Female Sponsored by Ferme Gagnon, Yves and Francis Gagnon, Cheneville, QC CAS Hugs N Kisses Indian River Cattle Company Grand Champion Female Sponsored by Bar 5 Stock Farms, Ron and Carla Nolan, Markdale, ON IRCC Xcella 2X Indian River Cattle Company 8

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Bull Calf Champion Sponsored by Robson Acres, The Robson Family, Millbrook, ON Justabout King Label Ron and Linda Stewart Reserve Bull Calf Champion Sponsored by Evergreen Odds, Norm and Barb Plume, Cardinal, ON Destiny Hustler Destiny Simmentals Junior Champion Bull Sponsored by Ferme Bischof in memory of Beat Bischof, Roxboro, QC Triara Cowboy’s Choice 590X Triara Reserve Junior Champion Bull Sponsored by Destiny Simmentals, Todd and Karen Campbell, Meaford, ON IRCC Xpedition 41X

Indian River Cattle Company

2011 Royal Agricultural Winter fair show results Breeder's Herd

Senior Champion Bull Sponsored by V5 Simmentals in Memory of Bennie Vance, Kanata, ON Xcel Ebony’s Influence Xcel Livestock

Senior and Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Senior Champion Bull Sponsored by Canadian Simmental, Calgary, AB Grand Champion Bull Sponsored by Burns Simmental, Sterling and Mona Burns, Perth, ON Xcel Ebony’s Influence Xcel Livestock

Get of Sire Sponsored by Poplar Simmentals, Kevin Howatt, Ashburn, ON Ron and Linda Stewart Premier Breeder Sponsored by Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Premier Exhibitor Sponsored by Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Indian River Cattle Company

2011 Bright Lights Futurity Champion Bull Sponsored by Enright Cattle Company, Kara and Darold Enright, Tweed, ON Destiny Hustler Destiny Simmentals

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Sponsored by Indian River Cattle Company, Billy and Juanita Elmhirst, Indian River, ON Justabout King Label Linda and Ron Stewart

Progeny of Dam Sponsored by Alliance Simmentals Farms, Mike McCart, North Gower, ON Indian River Cattle Company Breeders Herd Sponsored by Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Indian River Cattle Company

Reserve Champion Bull Sponsored by Wild Oak Farms, Hank, Tina and Brandon Hiddink, Bloomfield, ON Donovandale Tuxedo Donovandale Farms Champion Heifer Sponsored by Gravendale Simmentals, Wellesley, ON IRCC Indian Kisses Indian River Cattle Company Reserve Champion Heifer Sponsored by Black River Farms, Dan and Janet Munro, Sutton, ON Destiny 680S Destiny Simmentals 2011 Young Canadian Simmental Sponsored by Arkacy Simmentals, Russell Code, Perth Road, ON

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New Life Mills sponsored $100.00 gift certificates for the Champion Bull and Champion Heifer


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Hints on Successful Tattooing As proper identification of animals is the basis for the purebred industry, this is the most important factor a breeder should consider. Animals can be turned away from shows, sales, and for export purposes because of improper, indistinct, or just plain erroneous tattoos. Placing a tattoo on an animal should be a simple matter, but it seems it causes many breeders problems mainly because not enough care is taken at the time the tattoo is applied. Read these tips over, inspect your cattles tattoos when you have a moment, evaluate your present technique, and see if you can improve on your own tattooing method. Tools of the Trade tattoo pliers, small brush (a toothbrush works well) for rubbing paste into the tattoo letters, rag for cleaning ear, alcohol as solvent to wet rag with to remove wax, tube of paste ink. Dont store the tattoo letters in a pile at the bottom of a container point will become bent or dull. Clean, sharp, straight needles make for good tattoos. Applying tattoo select a spot between the ribs, well into ear and well away from the hairy edges of the ear. Press firmly and release, pressing the ear away from the pliers if necessary to avoid tearing the skin. Note if the punctures made are indistinct or ripped, leave it to heal for a week and try again. Avoid hitting a rib, as this causes excess bleeding and will result in one side of the puncture being too shallow and the other side too deep, making a poor tattoo. N.B. Extremely important to thoroughly clean the dirt and wax from the ear. Apply the paste ink to the ear. There are many types of inks, but paste is recommended. Colors vary, but green works best. Dont put the paste directly on the tattoo needles, work the paste into the punctures with the brush. If any blood appears, apply more paste and rub it in until it stops. If the tattoo is a good one, the excess ink may be removed immediately, but usually it is left on to help minimize bleeding. Dont place tattoos in the hairy edges. Remember when doing calves, place the tattoo well into the ear. As the calf grows, the hairy edge works into the ear. A good tattoo, well into the ear, away from the hairy outer edges and plainly visible is the desired result. Place the breeder letters in the top, running between the first and second ribs. The use of a flashlight speeds up the reading of tattoos, but well placed, distinct tattoos should require no aid to read them. Dont confuse 6's and 9's. Once you've placed the tattoos in the pliers, check on a piece of cardboard before placing in the ear.

1 A clean ear is the first step to a successful tattoo. Clipping ears may also be necessary to avoid interference from hair.

2 Apply ink between the first and second ribs. The ink should thoroughly cover the skin.


Gathering materials is the first step in getting ready to tattoo.

Sanitizing tattooing equipment is just one way to follow biosecurity protocol.

4 Keep a firm grip on the calf or kid to avoid any movement that could cause the tongs to slip.


After several weeks, the tattoo should become legible as the dried ink flakes out of the calf’s or kid’s ear.

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FSFF SHOW RESULTS Heifers Calved March – April 2011 1. Alliance Polled Mocha, Alliance Simmental Farms, North Gower, ON 2. JL Sally Oak Y291, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA

Heifers Calved February 2011

1. FGAF Barbarella 845Y, Ferme Gagnon Farms, Cheneville, QB 2. DLO Miss Claire Y3, Dave Onstot, Peach Creek Ranch, Granger, TX. USA 3. BAR 5 Sasmtiena 419Y, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON 4. BAR 5 Danelli 417Y, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON 5. MVF SA Elatia 416Y, Maxey Valley Farms, Morning View, KY. USA

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER: MJ Jackalyn, M & J Farms RESERVE: FGAF Zaila 708X, Ferme Gagnon Farm GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER: Alliance Polled Mocha, Alliance Simmental Farms


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Grand Champion Heifer

Heifers Calved, January 2011

Alliance Sophie’s Choice, Alliance Simmental Farms, North Gower, ON FGAF Barbarella 803Y, Ferme Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, QB FGAF Coronita 817Y, Germe Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, QB MJ Penelope, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA BAR 5 PFF Zena 1206Y, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON MJ Her Majesty 054Y, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA

CHAMPION JR. HEIFER: Alliance Polled Mocha, Alliance Simmental Farms RESERVE: FGAF Barbaraella 845Y, Ferme Gagnon Farms Heifers Calved November – December 2010

Reserve Grand Champion Hiefer

1. BAR 5 PSA Toshiba 305X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON 2. TNT’s Princess, TNT Simmental Farm, Cleveland, GA. USA 3. BAR 5 SA Erma 802X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON

Heifers Calved September – October 2010 1. 2. 3. 4.

ICC Tonyo, Indian Creek Cattle Co., Huntsville, AL. USA Freedom’s SA Bella, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA ICC Lady Bessie, Indian Creek Cattle Co., Huntsville, AL. USA VPFS Lily 11X, Vantage Point Farm, Boonsboro, MD. USA

Heifers Calved September 2010

1. CJ Miss Gabi X025, CJ Simmental Ranch, Anna, IL. USA 2. JE J25X, Dave Onstot, Peach Creek Ranch, Granger, TX. USA

Heifers Calved July – August 2010

1. SSCH Kenda, Southern Simmentals/Cedar Hill Farm, Jonesboro, IL. USA 2. Miss CJ X024, CJ Simmental Ranch, Anna, IL. USA

Heifers Calved April – June 2010

1. MVF P SA Exazalea 20UX, Maxey Valley Farms, Morning View, KY. USA 2. Freedom’s Bell, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA 3. GEO/TNT Shirley Temple, TNT Simmental Farm, Cleveland, GA. USA 4. VPFS April 10X, Vantage Point Farm, Boonsboro, MD. USA

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER: MVF P SA Exazalea 20UX, Maxey Valley Farms RESERVE: BAR 5 PSA Toshiba 305X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms

Heifers Calved January – March 2010 Subclass A

1. MJ Jackalyn, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA 2. MVF P SA Exzanna 449X, Maxey Valley Farm, Morning View, KY. USA 3. Freedom’s PSA Darla, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA

Subclass B

1. FGAF Zaila 708X, Ferme Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, QB CAN 2. JL Babe, Steaks Alive/ Jim Ligon, Joplin, MO. USA 3. Alliance Zignetta, Alliance Simmental Farm, North Gower, ON CAN

Heifers Calved September – December 2009

1. Gibbons Rylee, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA 2. MJ GAB, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA 14

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Bulls Calved March – April 2010

1. TNT’s Atlas, TNT Simmental Farm, Cleveland, GA. USA 2. Double L’s Baby Bubba, Double L Farms, Wellinton, KY. USA

Bulls Calved January – February 2010 Subclass A

1. Alliance Polled Warrior, Alliance Simmental Farm, North Gower, ON 2. Alliance Polled Russel, Alliance Simmental Farm, North Gower, ON 3. CJ Sargent Major Y102, CJ Simmental Ranch, Anna, IL. USA

Subclass B

1. BAR 5 SA Iseah 409Y, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON 2. FGAF Windsurfer 820Y, Ferme Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, ON 3. MJ Block, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA

CHAMPION JR. BULL: Alliance Polled Warrior, Alliance Simmental Farm RESERVE: Alliance Polled Russel, Alliance Simmental Farm Bulls Calved October – December 2010 1. 2. 3. 4.

BAR 5 PSA Essence 803X, BAR5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON BAR 5 SA Mario 801X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms, Markdale, ON VPFS Patton 13X, Vantage Point Farm, Boonsboro, MD. USA VPFS Beauregard, Vantage Point Farm, Boonsboro, MD. USA

Bulls Calved April – June 2010

1. SSCG Smohalla X501, Southern Simmentals/Cedar Hill Farm, Jonesboro, IL. USA


1. FGAF Jagerbomb 706X, Ferme Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, QB 2. Double L’s Bandit, Double L Farms, Wellington, KY. USA 3. Freedoms Expert X310, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA 4. MVF P SA El Toronto 812X, Maxey Valley Farms, Morning View, KY. USA


Cen Miss Perfect 512P and FGAF Coronita 817Y

Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair

Bulls Calved January – March 2010

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL: BAR 5 PSA Essence 803X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms RESERVE: BAR 5 SA Mario 801X, BAR 5 Simmental Farms

Bulls Calved January – December 2009

1. Dora Lee’s Enclave FF45W, M & J Farms, Attica, IN. USA 2. MJ Polled Power, M & J Farms, Attica, IN.. USA

Bulls Calved January – December 2008

1. WLSF Hayger SA, TNT Simmental Farm, Cleveland, GA. USA


Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Bull

BAR 5 Simmental Farm

Cow/Calf Pairs

1. CEN Miss Perfect 512 P and FGAF Coronita 817Y, Ferme Gagnon Farm, Cheneville, QB CAN 2. Freedoms SA Liberty Bell and Freedoms Independence, Freedom Run Farm, Manchester, MI. USA

Produce of Dam: Ferme Gagnon Breeder’s Herd: Ferme Gagnon

Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair

BAR 5 Simmental Farms

Get of Sire: Alliance Simmental Farm, JNR Gravity

Premier Breeder and Exhibitor

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL: WLSF Hayger, SA, TNT Simmental Farm RESERVE: Dora Lee’s Enclave FF45 W, M & J Farms GRAND CHAMPION BULL: BAR 5 PSA Essence 803X,

PREMIER Breeder: Ron and Carla Nolan, BAR 5 Simmental Farm PREMIER Exhibitor: BAR 5 Simmental Farm

GRAND CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR: CEN Miss Perfect 512 P and FGAF Coronita 817Y, Ferme Gagnon Farm

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR: Freedoms SA Liberty Bell and Freedoms Independence, Freedom Run Farm

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Royal Winter Fair Judge 2012 nominations Billy & Juanita Elmhirst nominate Scott SchAake, KS. He is a simmental breeder. Seconded by Dan Munro Patrick Leahy, with Laura Robson seconding it. We are nominating Cliff Orley of Lebanon, PA. Mr. Orley is a graduate of Ohio State Univ., a staff member at Univ. of Kentucky, and has done graduate work at Penn State. He is a Purebred Herd manager for herds in Utah, Colorado, and Kentucky. He owns and operates Keystone Cattle Services (Custom Fitting Show/ Sale Cattle), and also owns a herd of purebred Simmental and Charolais cattle. Mr. Orley has judged at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels including: Toronto, Louisville, Springfield, MA, Timonium, MD, Columbus,OH, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas City, Denver, Houston, Ft. Worth , Missouri and numerous others. He has also fitted and bred several National Champions in both the U.S. and Canada. He would be priviledged to judge your show at The Royal. The Schaake's have been breeding Simmental cattle since 1974, after an introduction to the breed when Scott showed the Grand Champion Steer (Simmental x Hereford) at the county fair. Artificially Breeding our black cows to Simmental bulls gave us our start in black-factored Simmental genetics in 1975. In fact, many of our leading cow families trace back to "Chipper N726", who defined the word "longevity". She remained a productive donor cow to the age of 20 years. Currently our program utilizes artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Selection pressure for calving ease, maternal influence, moderate growth, disposition and a manageable mature size has been stressed for several generations. Attention to structural correctness, fleshing ability and marketing appeal has been a priority since day one. Dr. Scott Schaake was raised on a cow-calf ranch/row crop operation near Lawrence Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1984 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences and Industry. He earned his M.S. at Clemson University and Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky, specializing in the area of Meat Science. Currently he serves as the coach of the Livestock Judging Team. His teams have won five National Championships during his tenure as a coach at Kansas State University. Besides coaching, he is involved with teaching Introductory Animal Science Lab, Livestock and Meat Evaluation, Form and Function of Livestock and Principles of Livestock Selection. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he advises 30-40 undergraduate students each year. Dr. Schaake has an 80% Teaching appointment and 20% Extension appointment. Dr. Schaake has judged livestock shows in 32 states, Canada, South America and Mexico. His personal interest includes all types of sports, hunting, fishing and attending his sons' sporting events. His family includes wife, Kandi, and sons Shane and Shilo.

CSA & OSA Simmental Promotion Card Included with your copy of the Advocate is a copy of the CSA Simmental Promotion Card as well as a copy of a card that OSA has developed as an education card aimed at children. We have developed both of these cards with the general public in mind. Most urban people do not know what a Simmental is, so the cards are a good way to introduce our Breed to the public. These cards are available from CSA and OSA respectively. Both are priced at $20.00 per hundred cards.


Contact BIO right now. 519.767.2665

OSA is once again sponsoring a rebate to Members who perform ultra-sound scans on their 2011 heifers. The rebate is $10 per head for heifers that are in a valid CSA Contemporary Group. (maximum rebate $150.00 per member) CSA also sponsors a rebate program for $10 per head for Bulls and heifers, that are scanned in a valid Contemporary Group.


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sale RESULTS IRCC Christmas Internet Sale

Harvest Sale 2011

11 Open Purebred Red/Black Heifers averaged $4137

High selling bred Yearling:

High Sellers

Lot #26 Weldehaven Hennessy FF 4X consigned by Weldehaven Farms (Andrew Welden), purchased by Paul Maxwell for $3 050

December 6th - 2011 Indian River, ON

October 15th 2011 Listowel, ON

Lot 1 "IRCC BR Indian Kisses 101Y" by Trademark sold to Ian McRae, Glencoe, On for $9 000

High selling bull calf:

Lot 7 "IRCC Yours Truly 129Y" by Kappes Real Deal sold to Scott Dykstra, Jarvis, ON for $6 400

Lot #21 Rockridge Yukon Jack FF, consigned by Rockridge Simmentals (Terry Lewis), purchased by Sterling Burns for $3 500

Lot 12 "IRCC Yoyo 137Y" by IRCC Sandman sold to Ryan Moore, Mt. Pleasant, ON for $5 000

High selling heifer calf:

Lot 5 "IRCC Yeehaw 103Y by Dream On sold to Maplerose Farms, Flesherton, ON for $4 200 Lot 13 "3 Embryos Hugs N Kisses x Wheatland Bull 680S" sold to Barlee Simmentals, Shawville, PQ for $3 000

Lot #1 Greyledge Red Dawn, consigned by Greyledge Simmental (David & Marilyn Grey), purchased by Lorne & Linda Orser for $2 150

High Selling Cow: Lot #45 Tryon Electra FF 10P consigned by Muellers Nossa Terra (Christoph & Berta Mueller), purchased by Terry Lewis for $4 100

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh Fever '11 September 3rd, 2011 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Alberta Sales Consultants: Bouchard Livestock, Alberta Schwake Cattle Service, Texas

Top Sellers: Crimson Miss Teagan FF S: Bar 5 SA Banker 833R DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M $5 500 Little Creek Farm, Starkville MS Anchor D Serenity 85S S: Anchor "T" Legend 7H DS: Double Bar D Buster 801L $5 000 Anchor D Ranch, Rimbey AB Crimson Miss Portia FF S: Virginia's Porsche 64P DS: SH Romulus 53R $4 000 Bar 5 Farms, Markdale ON

Crimson Miss Primrose FF S: KFFC Elvis Holb DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M $3 500 Jaime Buenahora,Colombia SA Crimson Miss Suzie FF S: Bar 5 Vuurslag 420K DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M $3 500 Jaime Buenahora, Colombia SA Crimson Miss Talia FF S: Bar 5 SA Banker 833R DS: FGAF Memento 101P $3 500 Jaime Buenahora, Colombia SA

Top Flush: Lazy H Johanna 6J S: Martin II DS: Great Guns Rueben 26C $4 000 Prospect Hill Simmentals, Granton ON

Sale Average: $2 353 Cattle sold to: Iowa Mississippi Texas Alberta Ontario Colombia, South America Volume Buyers: Robert Gregson Staffordville ON (8 Lots) Garry Cornfield Meaford ON (7 Lots) Markan Farms Kanata ON (5 Lots)

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sale RESULTS Future's One Edition 5 Sale

Bar 5 Extravaganza VII

October 1 - 2011 Meaford, ON

October 2nd 2011 Markdale, ON


Description Open Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs Bred Heifers Preg. Embryo Recip. Sale Average

Description #of Head Open Heifers 17 Cow/Calf Pairs 5 Bred Heifers 25 Preg. Embryo Recip. 3

Gross $36 400 $21 150 $88 050 $5 900

Average $2,141.18 $4,230.00 $3,522.00 $1,966.67

Sale Average

$151 500


Destiny Joker Blushmore Destiny Permanent Lady PHS Polled Xanthe Farl Ms Red Lady 30Y RU Hussey’s Hush 1Y RTC/JETS Second Edition

50 $5 $5 $4 $4 $4 $4

000 000 200 100 000 000

Bar 5 High Sellers Bar 5 PSA Globe 401Y

$18 000

Bar 5 PSA Toshiba 305X

$13 500

Bar 5 SA Erma

$6 000

Bar 5 SA Jules 409X

$6 000

Bar 5 SAFF Mysterious 208X

$6 000

Ashworth Farm and Ranch Prospect Hill Simmentals Nossa Terra Roenda Stock Farms Moonshine Simmentals McMillen Ranching

Marywood Classic 2011

V5 Simmental Sale

Marywood has had its best bull test, and then followed up with its best bull sale. On behalf of all of the consignors in the Marywood Classic 2011, A sincere thank you to all that came to the sale as well as those who supported and viewed on the internet.

High selling Female

A special thanks to Richard Voin for purchasing Lot 1 black bull for $5 100. The McKinlay's and McCoubrey's purchasing the high selling bull "Marywood Lex Luthor 76X" for $8100. Bill Sutherland got a dynamite bull, George McCall buys another great bull, Allan Aitchison buys a great black bull. Mike Buis makes another smart choice and get 3 great bulls. Marywood Kryptonite is headed all the way to Brad Gieferedht from Cecil Lake BC, and Bob Gregson got a great set of females.

Lot #2 Sunny Bright Yarrow Owned by Brian Preston sold to Nancy & Neilson Neuman for $1 350

Dec. 10th - 2011 Listowel, ON

October 15th 2011 Ashton, ON

Lot #10 HAC-MF Miss Best 6X Ownned by Anne & Harold Cheslock, sold to Paul Maxwell for $3 000.

High selling Heifer calf

High Selling Cow Lot #11 HAC-MF Winter's Angel 5W Owned by Anne & Harold Cheslock sold to Sterling & Mona Burns for $2 250

Volume Buyer was Sue and Gerard McCarthy, Westport, Ont.

Sale Averages 21 Herd Bulls - averaged $3 788 - 8 open heifers, averaged $1 068 - 48 bred females, averaged $1 842 30 Commercial cows, averaged $1 415 18

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sale RESULTS Ontario Autumn Classic - Car-Laur Simmentals

High Selling Lots.

39 Bred Fullblood Heifers 23 Bred Red & Black Heifers 14 Cow/calf pairs 5 Open Heifer calves 6 Fullblood Bull calves

avg. avg. avg. avg. avg.

88 lots grossed $219 120

avg. $2 490

Lot #2 $11 000 Car-Laur Xquisite 571X to Rehorst Farms, ON. Lot #1 $7 500 Car-Laur Xcellent 575X to Rehorst Farms, ON. Lot #18 $4 700 Gibbons Sadie 27W to Anchor D Ranch, AB. Lot #5 $3 500 Car-Laur Xceptional 552X to Mike Bauer, ON Lot #56 $3 000 RPCC Red X Factor 235X to Parview Stock Farms, AB. Lot #13 $3 500 Car-Laur Yardley 610Y to Russell Kast, SK. Lot # 27 $2 700 Rockridge Xandrea to Delta Rho, ON.

September 11th - 2011 Hanover, ON


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