Page 1


Charolais Banner • August 2016

3


August 2016 VOL. 50, NO. 3 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 546-3940 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

Features Keeping Track ..........................................................................20 Ontario Charolais Association AGM ......................................34 1 Painfully Obvious Reason Nobody Follows You on Social Media ............................................................................48 World Charolais Congress ......................................................53 Charolais International AGM..................................................74 Australian Youth Show ..........................................................79 Saskatchewan Charolais Association AGM ............................84 Canadian Charolais Association New Members ....................92

Helge By, Manager/Publisher Candace By, Managing Editor charolaisbanner@gmail.com Cell 306-536-3374 @ByCandace Susan Penner, Production/Design charolais.susan@sasktel.net Dalyse Robertson, Web Design Box 2458, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Ph/Fax (204) 476-8856 pdmrobertson@gmail.com FIELDMEN:

Departments From the Field............................................................................8 Du Champ ................................................................................10 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ........................14 Herd Health ............................................................................30 Charolais Life ..........................................................................38 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ..............................................92 Calendar of Events ..................................................................93

Alberta & British Columbia Craig Scott 5107 Shannon Drive, Olds, AB T4H 1X3 Res. (403) 507-2258 Fax (403) 507-2268 Cell (403) 651-9441 sbanner@telusplanet.net @craigscott222 Saskatchewan, Manitoba, USA & Eastern Canada Helge By 124 Shannon Rd., Regina, SK S4S 5B1 Office (306) 546-3940 Fax (306) 546-3942 Res. (306) 584-7937 Cell (306) 536-4261 charolaisbanner@gmail.com @CharolaisBanner

Index of Advertisers ................................................................94 SUBSCRIPTIONS:

Payable by credit card at www.charolaisbanner.com

All Rates Are Listed In Canadian Funds Canada (Canadian prices include 5% GST) 1 yr. - $52.50 3 yrs. - $136.50 USA 1 yr. - $80, 1st class (2 week delivery) - $140 3 yrs. - $215, 1st class (2 week deliver) - $395

On the cover… Senior Photography entry at CCYA Conference and Show

Overseas 1 yr. - $85, 1st class (2 week delivery)- $150 3 yrs. - $225, 1st class (2 week delivery)- $420 Animals in the photographs in the Banner have not been altered by computer enhancement or mechanical methods according to the knowledge of the publisher. The material produced in this publication is done so with the highest integrity, however, we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. We are responsible for only the value of the advertisement. Charolais Banner (ISSN 0824-1767) is published 5 times per year (February, May, Aug, Oct and December) by Charolais Banner Inc., Regina, SK. Postage paid at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Printed by: Western Litho Printers Ltd. Publication No. 40047726

Photo: Megan McLeod Design: Susan Penner

4

Registration No. 9810 Return undeliverable addresses (covers only) to: Charolais Banner 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Canada charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

5


6

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

7


POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

Welcome to the 50th Annual Herdsire edition and the 35th one I have been involved with. The Charolais breed has come a long way since it first appeared in Canada. The breed has seen its ups and downs over the past half a century but the Charolais Banner has always tried to be there to cover the events, the news, provide educational editorials and help the breeders, the association and the industry in any way possible to be the best it can be. As usual it has been a very busy summer starting with the World Charolais Congress in Mexico the end of April. You will find our full coverage of this event later in the magazine and I hope you enjoy seeing the event, the people and the cattle that made it such a tremendous showcase for the Mexican CharolaisCharbray Association and their progressive breeders. It is never too early to think about the next World Congresses which are in 2018 in Sweden and 2020 in Australia. In June, the Alberta Charolais Association hosted a breeder tour and CCA AGM around Edmonton. It was a great time with much networking and if you think the meetings are just for old people you need to come and experience one. There really is a shift in demographics attending the meetings and it is so refreshing to see more and more younger breeders getting involved and staying active within the association. The association is in solid financial shape with many new members coming in so there are some exciting times ahead. In July, the CCYA Conference and Show was in Olds, Alberta, in conjunction with the Synergy show. The Charolais youth made us proud in all categories of this huge multibreed and multi-species competition and 15 of 55 scholarships worth 8

$23,000 were awarded to them at the Calgary Stampede. There will be a full report in the October issue as usual. We have also been doing lots of touring of purebred and commercial herds and have some excellent articles in the works for the next year of Connections and Banners. Still following through on the birth weight issues I talked about in my last editorial in May, we have focused on getting some good articles based on commercial operations talking about how they want performance and aren’t concerned with birth weights. I know you will find them interesting and I hope they get read by all the commercial producers. Candace is also working on a non breed specific article to run in all the breed commercial issues, again focusing on the birth weight discussion. Getting through some of these commercial herds, it has become evident that there are many out there looking for Homozygous Polled bulls to purchase. The Simmental breed have been doing this a lot more than us and now some of the producers that are switching to Charolais bulls are requesting this as well. I am not saying we need to have everything Homo Polled but if some of your customers are asking for it you may want to look at it. Having said that I have seen some tremendous horned herdsire prospects when touring this summer that need to be used in some purebred operations to add some of the meat and bone that may be lacking. Quality first but listen to your bull customers. We will see more DNA testing for polled, Leptin and gathering more genetic material to hopefully have a genomic enhanced EPD in the near future. The board of directors of the Canadian association have been very conservative and methodical in advancing to a GE EPD, so when it is rolled out, it should be very exciting and allow us to identify the superior bulls at a much younger age. It all Charolais Banner • August 2016

depends too, on the accuracy of the data going in, so be sure the weights that you are providing at all stages are accurate to make the system better and more accurate for the breed. Preparations are already underway for many of the fall female sales and there are some great opportunities to add numbers and premium genetics to any program. If you haven’t done your minimum 10 herds tour yet this summer, it is time to take a few days and see what is out there. Here are two marketing tips for the summer. When somone comes to tour you herd, be sure to ask how much time they have and what they want to see. There is no sense spending time showing them your heifers if they are there to see bull calves. Be respectful of their time and interests. On the other hand, when you got to someone’s place, see how much time they have to tour you and tell them what you would most like to see. This allows both of you the opportunity to plan your time accordingly. One other thing, when driving through the pasture, make sure to have the guest see the cattle on his side of the vehicle. I am always amused when I go to a place and the driver tells me about cattle out his window and I never really get a good look at them. You see your cattle everyday if you want to, visitors deserve a good look, not over your shoulder, out your window. We wish everyone a good fall harvest season and hope the calf market picks up before the fall run. Try to get to the market and visit with your customers and hopefully find some new ones that will be looking for the added performance from Charolais in a weaker calf market. If it is anything like last fall, the Charcross premium will again be very noticeable. Use it to your advantage when visiting with potential customers. Until next time, Helge


Charolais Banner • August 2016

9


POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

Bienvenue à la cinquantième édition annuelle du (herdsire) et la trente cinquième dont je suis impliqué. La race Charolaise a parcouru beaucoup de chemin depuis son arrivée au Canada. La race a connu des hauts et des bas au cours du demi-siècle, mais le Charolais Banner à toujours essayé d’être là pour couvrir les évènements, les nouvelles des éditoriaux d’éducation et d’aider les éleveurs, l’Association et l’industrie le plus possible et de toutes les manières possible. Comme d’habitude, l’été a été très occupé, en commençant par le Congrès Mondial du Charolais au Mexique à la fin du mois d’avril dernier. Vous trouverez une couverture complète de cet évènement plus tard dans le magazine et j’espère que vous apprécierez de voir l’évènement, les gens et le bétail qui en ont fait une vitrine formidable pour l’Association Charbray Mexicaine et leurs éleveurs progressistes. Il n’est jamais trop tôt pour penser aux prochains Congrès Mondiaux qui sont en Suède en 2018 et en Australie en 2020. En juin l’Association Charolaise de l’Alberta a organisé une tournée d’éleveurs à l’occasion de la réunion annuelle de l’Association Canadienne autour d’Edmonton. Ce fût une très belle activité avec beaucoup de mise en réseau, et si vous pensez que les réunions ne sont que pour les personnes âgées, vous avez vraiment besoin d’y venir. Il y a vraiment un changement dans la démographie des participants aux réunions et il est donc rafraîchissant de voir de plus en plus de jeunes éleveurs s’impliquer et de rester actif au sein de l’Association. L’Association est dans une situation financière solide et avec beaucoup de nouveaux membres, donc il y a des moments passionnants à venir. En juillet la Conférence CCYA et 10

show (pour les jeunes) était à Olds en Alberta, en collaboration avec le spectacle Synergy. Les jeunes Charolais nous ont rendus fiers dans toutes les catégories de cette compétition multi-race et multiespèces, 15 des 55 bourses d’une valeur de $23,000.00 leurs ont été attribués au Stampede de Calgary. Il y aura un reportage complet dans le numéro d’octobre comme d’habitude. Nous avons également fait beaucoup de tournées de troupeaux de race pure et commerciale, et nous aurons d’excellents articles à vous proposer au courant de l’année dans le Banner et le Connection, toujours en suivant sur les problèmes de poids à la naissance dont je parlais dans mon dernier éditorial de mai, nous avons mis l’accent sur l’obtention de bons articles basés sur des opérations commerciales et parler de la performance qu’ils veulent et qui ne sont pas concernés par le poids à la naissance. Je sais que vous les trouverez très intéressants et j’espère qu’ils seront lus par les producteurs commerciaux. Candace travaille également sur un article spécifique, couvrant tous les aspects commerciaux de la race, et à se concentrer sur la discussion des poids à la naissance. Beaucoup de troupeaux commerciaux sont à la recherche de taureaux acères homozygote. La race Simentale en a fait beaucoup plus que nous, et maintenant beaucoup de producteurs se tournent vers des taureaux Charolais et il y a une bonne demande. Je ne dis pas que nous devons tous faire des taureaux acères homozygote mais si certain de vos acheteurs en demande, c’est un pensez- y bien. J’ai vu dans ma tournée pour le Herdsire des taureaux avec des cornes énormes utilisés dans des opérations de race pure, pour ajouter un peu de viande et de stature qui pouvait faire défaut. La qualité d’abord, mais écoutez surtout vos clients. Nous allons voir Charolais Banner • August 2016

de plus en plus de tests d’ADN, pour vérifier la leptine, et la collecte de matériaux génétique utilisé pour un EPD amélioré avec la génomique dans un avenir rapproché. L’Association Canadienne a été très conservatrice et méthodique dans la promotion d’un GE EPD quand il sera déployé, il devrait être très excitant, et nous permettre d’identifier les taureaux supérieurs à un âge beaucoup plus jeune. Tout dépend aussi de la précision qui sera utilisé, assurez-vous que les poids que vous fournissez à toutes les étapes sont exactes pour améliorer le système et être le plus précis pour la race. Les préparatifs sont déjà en cours pour les ventes de femelles qui se tiendront cet automne, et il y a de grandes possibilité d’en ajouter avec de la bonne génétique. Si vous ne l’avez pas encore fait, nous avons 10 troupeaux minimum encore cet été à visiter, il est temps de prendre quelques jours pour voir ce qui en est. Voici deux conseils de marketing pour l’été. Quand quelqu’un vient visiter votre troupeau, demandezleurs combien de temps ils ont, et ce qu’ils veulent voir. Ne passez pas de temps à leurs montrer vos génisses s’ils veulent voir des veaux mâles. Soyez respectueux de leurs temps et de leurs intérêts. D’autre part si vous allez visiter quelqu’un toujours vous enquérir du temps qu’ils ont, et de ce que vous voulez voir. Cela vous permet à la fois de planifier votre temps en conséquence. Une autre chose, lors de la conduite dans le pâturage, assurez-vous d’avoir l’invité sur le bon côté du véhicule pour voir les animaux. Je suis toujours amusé quand je vais à un endroit pour visiter et que le chauffeur m’explique à propos du bétail qui est de son côté, et que je ne vois pas. Vous voyez votre bétail à tous les jours si vous voulez, les visiteurs méritent un bon coup d’œil, pas votre épaule vis-à-vis la fenêtre. continued on page 14


Charolais Banner • August 2016

11


12

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

13


CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

2016 CCYA Conference Megan McLeod, 2016 Conference Co-Chair

I think it is a truly proud moment for our association when we look back on the 2016 CCYA Conference and Show that was held in conjunction with the Summer Synergy Program. Fifteen of our CCYA competitors won scholarships through the Summer Synergy and Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock Showcase program. With the Calgary Stampede only offering 55 in total, it is an amazing feat to see 15 of our best and brightest Charolais youth taking home those scholarships. We started off our week with the Annual General Meetings, as well as a National Board of Directors Meeting. With our National Board of Directors looking stronger than ever, and an exceptional group of members participating in the Annual General Meeting, I think it is safe to say that the 2016-2017 year will shape up to be another great year for the Canadian Charolais Youth Association. Beyond that, on behalf of the ACYA and our 2016 planning committee, I would like to thank the 52 competitors, as well as their families, who made the journey to Olds, Alberta, to participate in this year’s conference. This year, following in the footsteps of our 2008 planning committee, our conference was

held in conjunction with Summer Synergy, with our theme and focus being the beef industry. Our educational component focused on the processing and retail portion of the industry, with Rod McLeod giving us an in depth look at what goes in to getting our beef from pasture to plate, as well as giving us a crash course on meat cuts and carcass evaluation. I think our members walked away from the Balzac Meats tour with a greater knowledge and understanding of our industry. As well, I think it was also educational and enlightening for all the parents who attended! We were also lucky enough to experience the great hospitality of the Marshall family. We got to tour their beautiful farm, and also got to have a little fun after the keep and cull judging was complete. All the participants had a great time trying out the mechanical bull, and I think if I recall, I might have even seen a few parents join in on the fun. I would also like to extend thanks to all the sponsors, breeders, and individuals who came together to make this conference such a success. I hope that all competitors had a great time “Beefin’ it Up” in Olds and I look forward to seeing what the Ontario committee has in store for us when the 2017 CCYA Conference takes place in Barrie, Ontario!

CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching gw.ching@sasktel.net Treasurer: Courtney Black petunia-101@hotmail.com Secretary: Tomina Jackson tomi_j_@hotmail.com Director: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Director: Megan McLeod rmeganmcleod@rvschools.ab.ca Director: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca 2016 CCYA Conference & Show Exec. Co-Chair: Megan McLeod rmeganmcleod@rvschools.ab.ca Co-Chair: Luke Marshall lsm742@mail.usask.ca Secretary: Jade Marshall Treasurer: Aidan Jamieson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth suzannetylersmyth@gmail.com ON: Billie-Jo Saunders dbjsaunders@gmail.com MB: Donna Jackson Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Kasey Phillips kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

DU CHAMP, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 Nous vous souhaitons de bonnes récoltes pour l’automne et que le marché du veau se replace avant l’automne. Essayez d’aller au marché et visiter avec vos acheteurs, et essayer d’en trouver d’autres qui

cherchent à améliorer leur performance en ajoutant du Charolais, quand le marché du veau est faible. Si comme l’automne dernier la prime pour le Charcross sera de nouveau perceptible, utilisez

Suivez, moi sur Twitter! @CharolaisBanner 14

Charolais Banner • August 2016

la à votre avantage lors de la visite avec des clients potentiels. À la prochaine, Helge


Charolais Banner • August 2016

15


16

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

17


18

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

19


AUGUST 2016 2320  41st Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 T: (403) 2509242 • F: (403) 2919324 www.charolais.com

The 2016 newly elected Board of Directors: Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON President Andre Steppler, Miami, MB First Vice President Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK Second Vice President Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON Past President Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PEI Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC Mike Elder, Coronach, SK Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB Travis Foot, Esther, AB Allan Marshall, Red Deer County, AB SAVE THE DATE for the Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale, November 4, 2016 at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario.

2016 CCA Board of Directors/Conseil d’administration de l’Association Canadienne Charolais (de gauche à droite): Front Row: Mel Reekie, General Manager CCA; Andre Steppler, 1st Vice President, MB; Brian Coughlin, President, ON; Darwin Rosso, 2nd Vice President, SK; Brent Saunders, Past-President, ON. Back Row: Travis Foot, AB; Ricky Milton, PE; Mike Elder, SK; Kasey Phillips, AB. Absent: Mathieu Palerme, QC; Allan Marshall, AB.

Highlights from the Annual General Meeting The Charolais community gathered in Edmonton, AB to take in a Breeder Tour and the Canadian Charolais Association’s Annual General Meeting on June 17 and 18. The Alberta Charolais

The breeders on tour before the CCA AGM

20

Charolais Banner • August 2016

Association hosted a group of Charolais enthusiasts of all ages attending from throughout Canada; British Columbia right through to Prince Edward Island. We toured herd sires, and both heifer and bull calf pastures at Johnson Charolais in Barrhead with lunch at Wrangler


Charolais in Westlock and viewing of their herd sires and a cow/calf pasture. We continued on to KAY-R Land & Cattle at Waskatenau for an eventful pasture tour for those of us who didn’t manage to avoid the badger holes! The cow calf pairs were definitely benefiting from the abundance of grass in the area. The tour rounded out at Circle Cee Charolais in Lamont with a look at their females before enjoying a steak and pie dinner. The miles were well worth the trip; we witnessed some sound, milking females and bountiful pastures that are laying down a solid calf crop. We met on Saturday, June 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn, West Edmonton for the Annual Meeting. The meeting was well attended by members and associates. At fifty-six years, the Canadian Charolais Association remains in the top five beef breeds in Canada. Charolais has always had a strong hold in the industry but we’re making an impact as producers realize the punch a Charolais bull provides when used over their cows; when pounds matter, Charolais gets the job done. CCA currently has 720+ Active members and carries a consistent Whole Herd Enrollment of 22,000+ females from year to year. The Association continues to be on solid financial ground. We saw increases to our 2015 revenues through an increase of Female Enrollments. The CCA’s investment portfolio suffered as a result of market pressures in 2015 influencing our bottom line but in the end the Association operated with a healthy profit. The CCA Board continues to recognize the need to be fiscally responsible and invests wisely with the guidance and expertise of ATB Investment Services. Particulars are shown with the KMSS Review Engagement included in the Annual Report. The CCA congratulates Brian Coughlin on being re-elected as

Forty Year Member Awards were presented to/ Quarante Année Member Awards ont été présentés à: Bob and Janet Jackson, Bo Jan Enterprises, Sylvania, SK; Ervin Zayak and daughter, Derwent, AB; Mike Panasiuk accepting for Ken Fisher, Emo, ON. Retiring Directors/Les administrateurs sortants: President Brian Coughlin thanked Bernard Bégin, QC and Rod McLeod, AB for their years of service on the board

Members in Attendance to accept Dam of Distinction Awards/Les membres présents à accepter Barrage de Prix de distinction: Front L to R: Richard & Bev Smith, Be-Rich Farms; Marina Rasmussen, HEJ Charolais; Donna Jackson, High Bluff Stock Farm; Ian Harvie, Harvie Ranching; Wade Meakin, Wrangler Charolais. Back L to R: Stephen Cholak, Circle Cee Charolais; Bob Burla, Springside Farms; Shawn Airey, HTA Charolais; Kasey Phillips, Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.; Michael Hunter, Hunter Charolais; Jean Mercier; Carey Weinbender, Sliding Hills Charolais; Brian Coughlin, President

Charolais Banner • August 2016

21


President and welcomes new board members Mathieu Palerme of Gatineau, QC and Allan Marshall of Red Deer County, AB. We’d also like to extend the appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Bernard Bégin and Rod McLeod for representing Quebec and Alberta respectively over the last few years; although now retired, the breed will continue to benefit from your contributions throughout the industry with your ongoing promotion of the Charolais advantage. View the complete 2015 Annual Report at www.charolais.com or request a printed copy from Mel at the CCA office. TWENTY-FIVE YEAR MEMBERS Dry Creek Ranch – Cecil Lake, BC Trevor Stewart – Simpson, SK McLeod Livestock – Rocky View County, AB Packer Charolais – Chatsworth, ON Kevin Hatch – Calgary, AB Beck Farms – Lang, SK FORTY YEAR MEMBERS Dale Jorgenson Farms – Raymond, AB Ervin Zayak – Derwent, AB Bo-Jan Enterprises – Sylvania, SK McNeil Charolais – Figuery, QC Giddings Bros. – Telkwa, BC Kenneth Fisher – Emo, ON

2015 Gold Star Dams of Distinction REG. NO. FC350146 FC373836 FC387062 FC376634 FC371112 FC374712 FC366968 FC338197 FC376590 FC355947 FC349629 FC348510 FC374999 FC368865 FC365219 FC368216 FC381728 FC379059 FC344213 FC372549 FC369092 FC353004 FC344485 FC379399 FC320828 FC369270 FC362681 FC376668 FC360796 FC360699 FC376684 FC354680 FC378024 FC362192 FC354829 FC342116 FC362153 FC376018 FC356817 FC372047 FC378196

NAME JKSD 4R GGD 949W HEJ 66W HMG 94W HMG 50U RSK 914W SOS 202S WIE 4P JLP 134W JLP 14S KAYR 569R RPH 32R POST 90W RTP 153U DIG 28T WLMR 27U HC 946W ELH 129W WP 58R WP 69U JIL 152U JIL 12S SLL 57R SB 474U SHSH 28M JRG 71U NMF 72T NMF 91W NMF 97T NMF 93T NMF 928W NMF 37S MSF 913W DIG 76T GLM 67S XAL 9R HMP 41T HMP 17W HTA 6117S GIB 830U GIB 946W

TATTOO JKSD POLLED QUEEN 4R DUBUC WENDY 949W HEJ DALE 66W WOOD RIVER BABY 94W WOOD RIVER STARGAZER 50U BERICH ADONIS LADY 914W SOS LEAH 202S DIAMOND W PRIMED 4P JLP PATRY LUCIE 134W JLP PATRY KERMESSE 14S KAYR MISS 569R PINE BLUFF MISS RENEE 32R POST MISS WILDCAT 90W RTP MISS GLOW 153U ROLLING D TANYA 28T CHARROW MISS UPFRONT 27U HC WIND CHIME 946W HARVIE MS BARBIE DOLL129W P3 MS YLI3 58R P3 MS TRISANTOS 869U JIL CLASSY GIRL 152U JIL MIRANDA 12S STAUFFERS MS. HISTORY 57R SPARROWS DELIGHT 474U SHSH ADLAINE 28M JRG MISS ALTA PRIDE 71U TRIN MARLENE 72T TRIN PRAIRIE ROSE 91W TRIN RATIONELLE 97T TRIN REBA 93T TRIN REBA 928W TRINPRAIRIE ROSEBUD37S MSF LADY KAY 913W ROLLING D CREAM PUFF 76T GLM SILVER MAC 67S MEDONTE RUMOURS 9R HMP TINIE 41T HMP WOUA 17W HTA SARA 6117S GOLD IN BOULDERS 830U GOLD IN BOULDERS 946W

BREEDER Jean Mercier Dubuc Charolais Senc HEJ Charolais Wood River Charolais Wood River Charolais BeRich Farms Springside Farms Diamond W Charolais La FermePatry de Weedon La FermePatry de Weedon KAYR Charolais Pine Bluff Farm Ranch Ositguy Charolais Turnbull Charolais Rolling D Charolais Charrow Charolais Hunter Charolais Harvie Ranching Co. P Bar 3 Ranch P Bar 3 Ranch Future Farms Future Farms Stauffer Land & Livestock A. Sparrow Farms Ltd. Sliding Hills Charolais Alta Pride Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais Millang Stock Farms Rolling D Charolais Jordan River Charolais Medonte Charolais Ferme HMP Baillargeon Ferme HMP Baillargeon HTA Charolais Gold In Boulders Farms Gold In Boulders Farms

OWNER Jean Mercier Dubuc Charolais Senc HEJ Charolais Wood River Charolais Wood River Charolais BeRich Farms Springside Farms MacMillan Charolais La FermePatry de Weedon La FermePatry de Weedon KAYR Charolais Pine Bluff Farm Ranch Ostiguy Charolais Turnbull Charolais Turnbull Charolais Charrow Charolais Hunter Charolais Harvie Ranching Co. Thistle Ridge Ranch Thistle Ridge Ranch Future Farms Future Farms B Bar D Charolais A. Sparrow Farms Ltd. Sliding Hill Charolais Alta Pride Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais TriN Charolais Wrangler Charolais Farm High Bluff Stock Farm Jordan River Charolais Circle Cee Charolais Ferme HMP Baillargeon Ferme HMP Baillargeon HTA Charolais Gold In Boulders Farms Gold In Boulders Farms

TriN Charolais

TriN Charolais

2015 Gold Star Dams of Excellence FC340299

NMF 403P TRINFRIENDLY 403P

Tenir Compte • Association de Charolais Canadien • Août 2016 Faits saillants de l'assemblée générale annuelle La communauté Charolais s’est réunie à Edmonton, AB les 17 et 18 juin dernier pour des visites éleveurs et l’assemblée générale annuelle de l'Association canadienne Charolais. L’Association Charolais de l’Alberta a accueilli un groupe de passionnés de la race qui venait de partout au Canada ; de la ColombieBritannique jusqu'à l’Ile du Prince 22

Édouard. Nous avons examiné les taureaux en service, et les pâturages de femelles avec génisses et ceux avec veaux males chez Johnson Charolais à Barrhead suivi d’un diner chez Wrangler Charolais à Westlock où leur troupeau était aussi à la disposition des participants. Nous avons continué chez KAY-R Land & Cattle à Waskatenau pour une visite de pâturage mouvementée pour ceux d'entre nous qui n’ont pas réussi à Charolais Banner • August 2016

éviter les trous de blaireau ! Les vaches avec leurs veaux bénéficiaient certainement de l’abondance de l’herbe dans cette région. La journée s’est terminée chez Circle Cee Charolais à Lamont avec un regard sur leurs femelles avant de savourer un souper de steak et tarte. Les distances parcourues en ont valu la peine ; Nous avons vu d’excellentes femelles broutant des pâturages abondants – une recette idéale pour


produire des veaux impressionnants. Nous nous sommes rencontré samedi le 18 juin au Hilton Garden Inn, West Edmonton pour la réunion annuelle. Plusieurs membres et associés étaient présents. A sa cinquante-sixième année, l’Association canadienne Charolais demeure toujours parmi les cinq plus grosses races de bœuf au Canada. Le Charolais a toujours eu une forte emprise sur l’industrie, mais notre impact s’accroit car de plus en plus les producteurs réalisent le punch qu'un taureau Charolais peut apporter dans leur troupeau ; Quand le poids est important, le Charolais fait la différence. Actuellement, l’ACC a plus de 720 membres actifs et maintient un enrôlement de troupeau cohérent de 22 000 + femelles d’une année à l’autre. L’Association continue d’opérer sur des bases financières solides. Nous avons vu nos revenus augmentés en 2015 grâce à un meilleur taux d’enrôlement de vaches. Notre panoplie d’investissements a souffert un peu à la suite de pressions du marché de 2015 se qui a influencé notre ligne de fond, mais l’Association a quand même terminé

l’année avec un surplus de revenues. Le Conseil d’administration de l’ACC continue de reconnaître le besoin d’être financièrement responsable et se fit au conseils de ATB Investment Services pour guider leurs decisions. Les détails apparaissent sur la verification effectuée par KMSS dans le rapport annuel. L’ACC félicite Brian Coughlin qui a été réélu comme président et accueille des nouveaux membres du Conseil, soit Mathieu Palerme de Gatineau, QC et Allan Marshall du comté de Red Deer (Alberta). Nous tenons également à souligner la contribution et offrir nos sincères remerciements à Bernard Begin et Rod McLeod pour avoir représentés le Québec et l’Alberta respectivement au cours des dernières années ; Bien que maintenant à la retraite, la race continuera de bénéficier de votre apport à l’industrie avec votre promotion continue de l’avantage du Charolais. Vous pouvez voir le rapport annuel 2015 qui est affiché sur notre site internet à www.charolais.com ou faites la demande d’une copie papier au près du bureau de l’association. N’oubliez pas que le concours national et la vente Charolais seront le 4 novembre 2016 à la Royale de Toronto en Ontario.

Charolais Banner • August 2016

Le Conseil d’administration de l’ACC: Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON Président Andre Steppler, Miami, MB Premier Vice-président Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK Second Vice-Président Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON Président sortant Ricky Milton, Cornwall, IPE Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC Mike Elder, Coronach, SK Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB Travis Foot, Esther, AB Allan Marshall, Red Deer County, AB MEMBRES DEPUIS 25 ANS Dry Creek Ranch – Cecil Lake, BC Trevor Stewart – Simpson, SK McLeod Livestock – Rocky View County, AB Packer Charolais – Chatsworth, ON Kevin Hatch – Calgary, AB Beck Farms – Lang, SK MEMBRES DEPUIS 40 ANS Dale Jorgenson Farms – Raymond, AB Ervin Zayak – Derwent, AB Bo-Jan Enterprises – Sylvania, SK McNeil Charolais – Figuery, QC Giddings Bros. – Telkwa, BC Kenneth Fisher – Emo, ON

23


24

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

25


26

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

27


28

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

29


HERD HEALTH

Lead Poisoning an Ever-Increasing Cattle Problem Roy Lewis DVM

There are a multitude of toxins, heavy metals, etc. that cattle can come in contact with. Even with ever increasing education, lead poisoning is still the number one toxic cause of death we see as veterinarians in cattle producing areas, especially on calves. This article will review the disease, the common sources of lead for cattle and the circumstances where they occur. The hope is that this will result in fewer deaths from lead exposure, which in most cases is highly preventable and most occur on pasture. Years ago lead based paints were commonly used and of course we had leaded gas where a lot of that lead would end up in the used oil. These two sources have pretty much been eliminated, but the burning of old buildings will still concentrate the lead in the ashes so proper disposal of the ashes and debris from the burning is critical. Acute lead poisoning is almost always the result of the accidental consumption of high concentrations of lead. The number one source is consumption of the lead plates in broken down vehicle batteries. The lead pieces and fragments congregate in the reticulum (first stomache). From here the lead is absorbed into the bloodstream and causes the very dramatic signs we see as veterinarians. Signs consist of central nervous system ones so the brain is primarily affected. Convulsive fits, head pressing, hyperactivity or manic behavior and blindness (which has always been permanent in the cases I have recovered) followed by death in most cases. Veterinarians must rule out other nervous causes of disease. In the case of batteries most times there is more than one animal involved and commonly it is younger ones, as 30

they are inquisitive. If found alive and down in a convulsive fit they are often euthanized and a post mortem done. The key here is to confirm the diagnosis, find the source of lead so further cases don’t develop, and treat those animals that are treatable. Safeguards need to be put in place so further cases don’t develop in the future. To confirm the diagnosis your veterinarian may do several things. An autopsy may reveal lead pieces in the reticulum and kidneys can be sent away to confirm a high lead level. Blood can also be checked on live animals and if we suspect it finding the source of lead and removing it so more cattle are not affected is key. This may mean walking and scouring pastures for discarded batteries or other sources of lead. For live animals veterinarians may use such things as sedatives for hyper animals and giving Calcium EDTA to tie up the lead. In my experience some do make it but often you are left with a blind animal. Then the issue of slaughter withdrawal comes into question. Because of some heavy losses from lead poisoning in Alberta feedlots this was studied extensively by Government toxicologists. There are known acceptable levels in meat and the half life of lead has been calculated to be right around two months. This means it takes two months to excrete half the lead, two months the next half and so on. Depending on the amount consumed, the safe time for consumption can be determined. The lead goes into liver, kidneys and bone so depending on intake euthanasia may be considered. Big pieces of lead stay in the rumen and are absorbed continually, which is another cause for euthanasia. Prevention of lead poisoning is the absolute key. We ideally don’t want to ever have to treat poisoning in the Charolais Banner • August 2016

first place, it is not a pretty death and even if found alive our success will be poor. Add to this the fact that if saved cattle are often blind and we need to keep them along time before they are fit for consumption. So in order to minimize most encounters between cattle and lead batteries try to keep the following points in mind. Have a recycling policy and temporary storage area for old batteries: in other words don’t have a huge pile of batteries sitting where cattle can gain access. If you use electric battery fencers remove the batteries in the fall or have them enclosed where grazing cattle can’t reach. Any new pastures check thoroughly for old yard sites junk piles or deserted vehicles where batteries may be found. When changing batteries in vehicles immediately remove the old one to your storage site. There have been a few catastrophic incidences of lead poisoning. Many cases of lead poisoning and death occurred at a feedlot where evidence suggests a large implement battery was mistakenly ground up through a feed mixer and fed to the cattle. It is alarming how many cattle can be killed by one vehicle battery. What started as a very innocent mistake had disastrous consequences for the feedlot. Any changing of batteries should occur in a shop or the old battery stored away safe immediately. Lead was also used in older vehicles as filler for the body work so it is another source of lead. The battery though has a huge amount of lead in it and with the chemical reaction in the battery the plates are salty, so taste good to cattle. Old batteries from the freezing thawing process over time crack; breakdown and the internal plates are exposed. Other oddball cases of lead continued on page 34


Charolais Banner • August 2016

31


32

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

33


ASSOCIATION NEWS

Baker Re-elected President of OCA Jim Baker, Stayner was re-elected president of the Ontario Charolais Association at their Annual General

Meeting held March 5th. Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton remains as 1st Vice President, Shane Cramp, Hillsdale

was elected 2nd Vice President and Doris Aitken, Mount Forest stays on as Secretary/Treasurer.

Above – L-R: 2016 OCA Board of Directors: Doris Aitken (Secretary/Treasurer), Shane Cramp (2nd Vice-President); Ryan Nesbitt; Kurtis Black; Josh Taylor; Brad Buchanan; Jim Baker (President); Sherri Baker and Kelly Langstaff. Missing: Melissa Baldwin and CCA Director Brent Saunders. Right – Top: Keith Black (outgoing board member) presents the OCA Recognition Award to Jim Baker, Sunrise Charolais. Bottom: Sherri Baker presented Brian & Doris Aitken with the OCA Show Points Awards for: Heifer Calf – Bridor Connie 1C, Senior Yearling – Bridor Bubba 22B (Champion Points Female), Bull Calf – Bridor Chevy 12C (Reserve Points Bull) and Premier Breeder. Photos courtesy of Heather Coughlin.

HERD HEALTH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 poisoning were oil patch based stuff, which were left in a junk pile. Over shooting of animals for butchering with lead bullets resulted in meat contamination. The precisely placed head shot with the proper caliber bullet by skilled marksmen is the proper way to butcher to avoid this issue. Studies done on hunting submissions have at times found high

CYPRESS HILLS CHAROLAIS BREEDERS President: Darwin Rosso Secretary/Treasurer: Murray Blake

34

lead levels. Pass the word about the danger of lead in batteries; be on the lookout for discarded batteries in and around yard sites. You may inadvertently find other sources of poisons such as bags of urea, soil sterilants sprays all of which could have toxic effects to all animals including wildlife. Lets keep the environment cleaner, recycle

Cedarlea Farms Garner & Lori Deobald Box 294, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0 T/F: 6772589 g.deobald@sasktel.net Wood River Charolais Murray & Nicole Blake Box 86, McCord, SK S0H 2T0 T: 4782520 woodrivercharolais@sasktel.net

those used batteries and try to minimize any chance of lead poisoning in our cattle. If you see other yard sites where batteries are in the open, suggest the producers recycle them. I have heard of a couple of cases last summer and both were batteries. At pasture is the most common time for lead poisoning.

N3 Stock Farms Lyle & Lynn Wilson Box 37, Admiral, SK S0N 0B0 T: 2976263 Rosso Charolais Darwin & Kevin Rosso #78, 325 4 Ave. SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 T: 6932384 rosso.c@sasktel.net

Charolais Banner • August 2016

CharTop Charolais Glen & Lyn Sauder Box 569, Gull Lake, SK S0N 1A0 T: 6723979 Prairie Sky Farms Lloyd & Christina Daniels Box 185, Avonlea, SK S0H 0C0 T: 8684429


Charolais Banner • August 2016

35


36

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

37


NEWS

Charolais Life This column will be dedicated to keeping Charolais members in touch with the people of the business. It will contain births, weddings, convocations and momentous anniversaries and events of note, but not high school graduations. If you have news and/or photos you’d like to submit, please email charolaisbanner@gmail.com for print in upcoming issues.

It’s a Boy!

Charolais Youth members receiving individual category awards were:

Chad and Karen Bouchard, along with big sisters Danne and Charlie, are pleased to announce the arrival of Trace Brent. He was born on April 5th, weighing 7.5 lb. MaryAnn and Ray McKeary, McKeary Charolais, Compeer, Alberta, are the proud grandparents. Lewis - Lukritz Wed

Synergy Awards: Front L to R: Georgia Pawlitza, Abbey, SK; Lexi Wirsta, Elk Point; Jorja Beck, Milestone, SK; Back L to R: Kailey Wirsta, Elk Point; Megan McLeod, Cochrane; Shelby Evans, Kenaston, SK; Aiden Jamieson, Dalemead; Shae-Lynn Evans, Kenaston, SK; Luke Marshall, Innisfail.

Here are the final Calgary Stampede Foundation scholarship results, with 55 scholarships awarded totalling $70,000 to outstanding Beef, Dairy and Sheep livestock agriculture youth from British Columbia to Ontario. $23,000 was awarded to CCYA members.

Brant Lewis and Renita Lukritz were married on June 3 in the front yard of Gerald and Marlene Lewis, Brant's grandparents. Brant and Renitz will reside at Pincher Creek, Alberta, where Brant operates Char-Lew Farms with his parents Sheldon and Larissa Lewis. Summer Synergy Canadian Charolais Youth Conference and Show participants had the opportunity to participate in Calgary Stampede’s Summer Synergy. Our youth did an outstanding job and represented Charolais well. 38

Synergy Scholarships: Back L to R: Lexi Wirsta, Elk Point, $500; Georgia Pawlitza, Abbey, SK, $500; Kailey Wirsta, Elk Point, $1000; Reegan McLeod, Clairesholm, $1000; Courtney Black, Foresters Falls, ON, $1000; Calina Evans, Kenaston, SK, $1000; Kaden Beck, Milestone, SK, $500; Front L to R: Bret Marshall, Innisfail, $2000; Aiden Jamieson, Dalemead, $2000; Ward Marshall, Innisfail, $1000; Shelby Evans, Kenaston, SK, $2000; Megan McLeod, Cochrane, $3000; Evan Jamieson, Dalemead, $2000; Shae-Lynn Evans, Kenaston, SK $3000; Brandon Fraser, $2000.

Charolais Banner • August 2016


an extracuricular activity starting in the fall. Fundraising is part of the program to enable the participants to attend the event.

Marshall & Marshall Compete

Happy Birthday!

Jade Marshall and Luke Marshall, Innisfail, Alberta, were members of the University of Saskatchewan team at an international range mangement competition. The U of S team of nine placed fourth against 23 other teams from America, Canada and Mexico, in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the Society for Range Management (SRM) AGM. The competition tests knowledge in range ecology, grazing management, range improvements, range regions, range inventory and analysis, and multiple-use relationships on rangelands. Preparing for the exam is

Lee Eaton, Eaton Charolais, Lindsay, Montana, recently celebrated his 70th birthday at a surprise party with friends and family. Congratulations Lee! Jackson Wins Scholarship! Tomina Jackson received first place in the Farm Management Canada Excellence Award for Agricultural Students. The competition required students to submit a multimedia presentation and in doing so, answer

the following question: “What top 3 priorities should Canada's agricultural industry focus on in order to be a leading agricultural body going forward? How will you, as a new graduate, positively contribute to these priorities?” Her video is posted to her blog: www.foodfarmfamily.wordpress.com Tomina is the daughter of Carman and Donna Jackson, High Bluff Stock Farm, at Inglis, Manitoba. She is currently working on receiving her Agriculture Diploma at the University of Saskatchewan and plans to continue her education in Agriculture at Olds College in the fall. Stredwick Passes Ralph Stredwick, Vermilion, Alberta, passed away June 19th at the age of 72. Ralph and Sharon Stredwick, Veralta Charolais, sold purebred bulls in the Vermillionaires Charolais Bull Sale for 25 years. He will be greatly missed by his wife Sharon, two daughters and their families, as well as many long time friends.

Homozygous Red, Double Polled JS Stallone x Merit’s Chieftan

You won’t find an easier doing bull!



JS Navajo Red 15x

½ French, Double Polled Carnot x Gilliland Diago

Lots of meat and breeding it on

McTavish Contender 77B

Thanks to all our buyers this past year. Be sure to stop by at Ag-Ex in Brandon and at the No Borders sale this fall to see a sample of our 2016 offspring. We look forward to seeing you there. Any questions or inquiries please give us a call. We love to talk about cattle, especially ours.

C2 Beasley 72B Homozygous Polled • Soder Rhapsody x LEK Ease

Purchased for his length, smoothness and calving ease

See us at Ag-Ex and the No Borders Sale

Charolais Banner • August 2016

Jim, Rae, Kiernan & Erik Olson Box 882, Portage La Prairie, MB R1N 3C3

lejcharolais@gmail.com • T: 204-252-3115 C: Jim 204-856-6357 Rae 204-871-1063

39


40

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

41


42

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

43


44

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

45


MARKETING

The 1 Painfully Obvious Reason Nobody Follows You on Social Media Nicolas Cole, Contributor, Inc.com •

Unless you’re willing to do social media the right way, don’t even bother. The social-media world is in need of some serious tough love. I am the social-media director at Idea Booth in downtown Chicago. I have run social-media accounts for both big brands and small brands, as well as individuals and thought leaders. I have guest blogged. I have been a ghostwriter. I have been a photographer, a social creative director, and a Facebook ads analyst. I have been doing this since I was a teenager. Back before Facebook popped, I was one of the most-read gaming bloggers on the internet. More recently, I hit 10,000,000 views on Quora. I have over 20,000 followers on Instagram. I have had articles published in every major digital publication: Time.com, Forbes.com, Fortune.com, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more. And I have worked on the growth strategies of several established YouTubers and social-media influencers. Do you know what I’ve learned through all of this? Either do social media the right way or don’t do it at all. It is astounding to me how casually people say things like “Guys, we need more Instagram followers,” or “We need to be on Snapchat. Everybody is on Snapchat.” Why? Why do you need to be on Snapchat? Is that where your customers are? Are you going to provide them any value? Do you have the resources to sustain that value for the long term? Let me explain, in plain language, how social media works: Social media is like a fan – the thing you put in your room in the summer when it’s hot outside. The more you post, the more the fan whirs and spins and provides air. If you don’t post, 46

the fan stops. And when the fan stops, it is no longer worthwhile, and you throw it away and go find a new fan. This is issue No. 1. People think of social media as a “campaign.” They think, “We will be really, really active for a while, and then we will eventually get to a point where we no longer need to do it so much.” Wrong. You stop, and your followers leave. And actually, the bigger you get, the harder you have to work to continue raising the bar for yourself. Issue No. 2 (and this is more important), is that what type of content you post determines whether your fan (we’re back to the fan metaphor now) fires out nice, cool, helpful air or stuffy, annoying air that smells like the inside of an airplane. Think about how much material there is out on the internet to look at. I could go look at sports cars, or I could look at attractive models, or I could go see what Kanye West said on TV that caused some celebrity to freak out, or I could watch Justin Bieber fall on stage, or I could watch Donald Trump bloopers, or I could watch an amputee squat 200 pounds, or I could… The list goes on and on. Do you really think, then, that anyone cares about your two sales reps standing in front of a poorly designed step-and-repeat event banner, in a photo that is so darkly lit you can’t tell if it’s a guy and a girl, or two girls, or what – although it doesn’t even matter – with copy that says “So proud of our team!” And internally, the company or brand (or agency working on its behalf) that posts this atrocious piece of content is saying, “This is great. People love to see the people behind the brand.” You’re right, people do love to see the people behind the brand. Just not like that. Charolais Banner • August 2016

@Nicolascole77

I eagerly await the day the masses start to realize that creating really great content is not easy. And to say, “We need to create great content and post on our social media,” without allocating any budget or any talented resources to those efforts is pretty much the same as saying, “We need to all start playing guitar” without signing anyone up for lessons and expecting that the next day your Facebook page will ring out with high-quality videos of your entire team playing “Stairway to Heaven.” Do you want to know why nobody follows you on social media? Even if you post every day, do you want to know why you aren’t growing at all? Because you are not providing enough value to your followers. Not even close. Let’s take, for example, how to structure an amazing Instagram post: 1. Photography First and foremost, unless the photo is breathtaking, don’t even bother. That needs to be your mentality. Now, will they all be breathtaking? Probably not. But that’s the standard you should hold for yourself and your brand. Every photo matters and contributes to the larger portrait you are trying to paint. With every photo you are competing against all the other millions and millions of photos out there. Stage it right. Craft it right. Edit it right. Do it right. 2. First Paragraph People think Instagram means short captions. Wrong. Provide. People. Value. Let’s say you’re a window manufacturer. Which is more helpful to a customer, a caption that says, “Another beautiful day!” or a caption that says, “The difference between double-pane and triple-pane windows is the fact continued on page 48


Charolais Banner • August 2016

47


Thank You… To all my past customers who have shown confidence in my ability to help make their sales great. Special thanks to P & H Ranching, Wrangler Charolais and Coyote Flats Charolais from this spring’s bull sales. Give me a call to discuss your sale.

250-558-6789 • Don Raffan

Professional Auctioneer with 35 Years selling purebred and commercial livestock

1 PAINFULLY OBVIOUS REASON…, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 46 that double-pane windows...” and off you go. Teach them something. Show them how to do it on their own. Give them a reason to stop, look at the photo, and actually take away a valuable piece of information. 3. Second Paragraph – Added Value Are you done? No! After you’ve already taught them something valuable, encourage them to go somewhere else to learn even more. Maybe you just posted an amazing blog about how to install your own double-pane windows. Put that link in your Instagram bio and let people know that if they need more help, they can click that link. 4. Promotion At the end of your post, in a very clean, professional, “signature” sort of way, give yourself and your business a little shameless promotion. Let people know about a sale that is going on or where they can sign up to receive discounts in the future, etc. It’s best to do this every few posts, instead of every day. 48

5. Hashtags And finally, include a handful of relevant hashtags so that your page can gain a bit of visibility. But be classy about it – there’s no need to go overboard. Just a few are all you need. Imagine this level of detail, every single day, twice a day, for one or two years straight. On one platform. That’s how you build an audience. The problem is that 99 percent of people don’t want to put in this much effort, or they hire agencies that promise “daily posting” but do little more than fulfill that measurable requirement. And yet 100 percent of people want more followers, want more business, want more engagement, want more likes, want more blah blah blah. Facebook ads, in particular, have done a scary thing. They have led people to believe that all these things can be “bought.” And in a sense, they can. I am a firm believer that if you can’t see growth organically, without Charolais Banner • August 2016

an ad spend, then what you do end up spending on ads is masking the real issue. It’s not your ad spend that’s the problem – it’s your content. And content that performs well without an ad spend is content that crushes it with an ad spend behind it. So, just like you wouldn’t take a flyer designed in 12 minutes by your half-cousin’s high school senior, plop it in a magazine, then wonder why your revenue for the month hasn’t skyrocketed, stop sitting there wondering why nobody is following you on social media without putting the necessary amount of effort into the equation. Social media is hard. I would know – I’ve been doing it for a long, long time. But in all honesty, social media is just a tool. The real challenge is understanding how to be heard in a noisy market. How do you do that? You provide more VALUE than anyone else.


Charolais Banner • August 2016

49


50

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

51


52

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Photos by Helge By, Colin Rex & World Congress staff photographers

The Charolais-Charbray Herd Book de MĂŠxico did an outstanding job of hosting the 2016 World Charolais Congress. For those unable to attend, we will try to give you an overview of this great event combining some ranch visits, two national shows, rodeos, fiestas, tours and educational seminars, with excellent food, lots of live entertainment and great hospitality. It was just unfortunate the timing made Northern Hemisphere attendance very limited. There were 78 from 10 countries and 81 from Mexico registered for the event with many more at some of the meals. The one thing that did stand out for us was the use of technology at this Congress. An app was designed for the two national shows and it was accessible from your smart phone by picturing a QR code behind each animal. This gave you the full pedigree, and information on that animal and the farm they came from. Having completed a lot of DNA on

animals in the herdbook, they are well on their way to a Genomically Enchanced EPD for many traits. Most visitors arrived Friday, April 15th, to Guadalajara in the province of Jalisco and were greeted with a welcome cocktail party and given beautiful leather bags and purses.

This is always a great time to catch up with breeders from around the world that you haven’t seen for a couple of years and to meet some new ones, including more from the hosting countries especially. The opening ceremonies were Saturday morning with greetings

Mariachi band and great rope dancers entertaining at Lienzo Charro Santa Maria

Charolais Banner • August 2016

53


Above: Part of the dancing horse entertainment at La Cabana Ranch Left: Great display of horsemanship Bottom: Grand entrance for the Mexican rodeo

from the host country and Mexican dignitaries and presentations from many of the visiting countries with an overview of Charolais and agriculture in their country. Following this, the group travelled just south of the city to Lienzo Charro Santa Maria, where lunch was served. The viewing of two pastures of heifers and then a Mexican Cowboy Rodeo and Mexican Fiesta were enjoyed. Sunday morning after some more country presentations, it was out to La CabaĂąa Ranch for cattle viewing and a dancing horse show with many Mexicans showing their excellent

54

horsemanship skills. There was also a roping show with some youngsters showing great skill. After lunch the groups ventured through the historical downtown area of Guadalajara. It is a beautiful city with interesting architecture. Monday morning we packed up for a couple of days and travelled through the countryside. For many visitors it was the first chance to soak up the views of the rural areas and conditions the Charolais cattle have successfully adapted to in Mexico. The drive to La Providencia Ranch was through some very beautiful country with some big hills, winding

Charolais Banner • August 2016

roads and very mixed topography. A tour of the cattle here was complete with another Mariachi band and appetizers and refreshments before we drove to a beautiful resort for lunch and more great entertainment. We continued on by bus to the city of Aguascalientes in the small state of Aguascalientes. The next two mornings offered alternate tours to a vineyard and the Nissan factory, which is the biggest one in the world. The bus load that toured the vineyard were treated to a terrific tour and award winning wines to taste. It was a wonderful continued on page 56


Charolais Banner • August 2016

55


Above: A Charolais International past president and many time visitor to Canada Mรกrton Bujdosรก of Hungary shares Palinka on the bus Left: Grand Church in downtown Guadalajara Center: The inside of the church Bottom: Staff photographers and a drone taking pictures and video followed the tour around

way to start the day. The people attending the Nissan tour found it very interesting and well worth while. Such a large plant offered many technological sights during this riding tour. Those attending the alternate programs, met up with the rest of the group later in the morning at the impressive show grounds. This was the National Charolais Show and the preliminary classes were judged previously. The championship judging took place over the next two afternoons. There were 542 animals entered, from 54 breeders, from 8 states. The genetics here are mainly a blend of French, British, American and Canadian combined with many generations of Mexican bred cattle. Tuesday evening was hosted by the Governor of Aguascalientes, who took an active role in the Congress by attending both lunches and being at the show for a while. This formal affair was excellent again, with two bands and dancers showing the pride and talent of the area. Governor Carlos Lozano de la Torre is very proud of his state and showed an excellent promotional video of the accomplishments in the area. After the lunch and awards ceremony Wednesday afternoon, it was back on the bus to go back to continued on page 58

56

Charolais Banner โ€ข August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

57


Top: Downtown Guadalajara on a busy Sunday afternoon Middle - Left: Vast andscape outside of Guadalajara; Right: Some tough country Left: A pasture of females brought up at La Providencia Charolais

58

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Top: Some of the participants went to a vineyard the morning before the show Center: Left - Mel Reekie presents Daniel Sanchez Abundis with a token of appreciation for hosting the Congress at his La Providencia Ranch; Right - The stalls of cattle at the National show at Agualscalientes Bottom: Some top females at La Providencia Charolais including a Canadian cow

Charolais Banner • August 2016

59


Guadalajara. On all our journeys our buses were accompanied by 16 heavily armed state police in four vehicles that even stopped traffic so the buses could stay together. We never felt unsafe at any time and also had an EMS vehicle accompany us in case it was needed. Thursday morning, we had some great speakers in a lecture theatre. Gearld Fry, from the USA spoke on the “Standard for reproduction in stock bulls” and gave reference to Dr. Jan Bonsma and James E. Draysons books, which are very interesting reads. Dr Martin Garcia Fenandez, from Argentina, presented his views on the beef industry. He feels that world beef consumption is increasing in emerging countries and total consumption will double between 2005 and 2020. Like in Canada, there is a lot of grass being worked up and seeded to crops instead of running cows. Cesar Cantu Martinez and José Medina Chapa gave a history of Charolais in Mexico since their arrival in 1931. They also stated there are over 16,000 Charolais cows in Mexico with 11,000 head registered in 2015 and 3,250 Charbray cows (5/8 Charolais, 3/8 Brahman) with 1,000 registered in 2015. There are 39 technicians employed by the herdbook. Dr Moiuses Montano and Luis Lopez also gave an update on EPD and Genomics in the Charolais breed in Mexico. The educational component of the Congress was excellent. For lunch we went to the CNRG (National Center for Genetic Resources). Our rooftop scrumptious meal gave us a beautiful view of the area while enjoying a very talented symphony orchestra. The CNRG safeguards the genetic wealth of continued on page 62

Top to bottom: Behind each animal was a QR code card that when scanned with your phone would give you the pedigree, performance data, etc. from the Mexican herdbook; Francisco Elizondo González, better known as Paco, is marketing with his ipad which obviously worked as he sold nearly all of his 20 plus show string at the show; Singing of the national anthem before the show with the big screen behind that ran during the show

60

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

61


Mexico for present and future generations. This is a very impressive facility that stores all the plant and animal genetics of the vast diversity of biological species in Mexico. After a guided tour, we continued to Tepatitlan to view the Charbray cattle that would be in the show the next day. The Charolais/Charbray herdbook has been combined in Mexico since 1980 and before that there were two herdbooks. Friday it was back to Tepatitlan for the National Charbray Show which saw 136 head entered from 10 breeders from five different states. This was a very interesting show for us as we haven’t had the exposure to this breed. A wonderful lunch was available on the grounds at our leisure and many wondered through the exhibition to soak up some local shopping and culture. Following the championship classes, we travelled to the beautiful El Mexicano Tequila Distillery for an early dinner and a tour of the facility. The music was very festive and always set the mood for celebrating Charolais with our friends worldwide. Saturday was the final day with the Charolais International delegates meeting for the Annual General Meeting in the morning. (Full details of the meeting are reported separately in this magazine.) Our afternoon treat was a Mexican Fiesta held just for World Congress attendees. It was complete with a bull fight, cock fight, lady precision riders and another great Mariachi band and Mexican folk dancers, as well as another delectable lunch. The evening was an impressive formal affair in downtown Guadalajara where the farewells were made and final presentations for the event. continued on page 68 Top to bottom: The beautiful showring at Mega Velaria; The female championship class; Carlos Lozano de la Torre, the Governor of Aguascalientes was very supportive of the Congress helping present each country with a beautiful knife at lunch, hosting a banquet and attending some of the show and awards presentations. Shown here with the Mexican Charolais-Charbray Herdbook president and Charolais International President Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez

62

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

63


Mexican National Champion Charolais and

Grand Champion Charolais Female

Reserve Grand Champion Charolais Female

Grand Champion Charolais Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Charolais Bull

64

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charbray at the World Charolais Congress

Grand Champion Charbray Female

Reserve Grand Champion Charbray Female

Grand Champion Charbray Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Charbray Bull

Charolais Banner • August 2016

65


66

Charolais Banner • August 2016


A Sample of our Prospects ELDER’S ZEUS out of a productive SVY KABOOM two year old

These prospects will sell at the Alameda Bull Sale, March 25th Stop by the stall at Agribition for a visit

PFC 600D

JWX 292B

Special thanks to C2 Charolais and Myhre Land & Cattle for purchasing PFC Colonel 504C and thank you to all our commercial customers

Phillips Farms CHAROLAIS

PFC 604D

MVY 51Y

G.BROS ALEJANDRO 346A out of a great PLEASANTDAWN HYBRID daughter

Charolais Banner • August 2016

Kurtis & Kristy Phillips Box 357, Estevan, SK S4A 2A4

T 306-636-2213 C 306-421-6416

67


Clockwise from top left: Beautiful flower arrangements at the head table. Flower arrangements beautified most meals; Gearld Fry was one of the speakers at the seminars; A wash rack with palm trees, you know they don’t have to worry about hoses freezing here; Touring the CNRG centre in small groups; Rowana Rudiger and Steve Nesbitt, the British Charolais President, couldn’t resist the zip line beside where lunch and the awards banquet was held; Unique plaques presented to all the champions of the show; Part of the entertainment at the Governor’s dinner

68

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

69


Right: Speakers were presented with tokens of appreciation by the Herdbook Executive. L-R Cesar Cantú Martinez, Reynaldo Farias De La Garza (Herdbook Treasurer), Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez (Herdbook President), Dr Moiuses Montano, José Medina Chapa, Manuel Garza Montemayor (Herdbook Secretary) and Luis Lopez Below: A representative from each country judged the interstate competition which was won by Nuevo Leon

Above: More of the topography in the state of Jalisco; A barbeque at the fair in Tepatitlan where the National Charbray show was held Below: The Charbray are 5/8 Charolais and 3/8 Brahman but some show the Bos Indicus traits more than others

70

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Clockwise from top left: The beautiful El Mexicano distillery set for lunch with one of the 10 bands, including 8 Mariachi ones, that were showcased for us during the week at meals; Jalisco is the Tequila producing state in Mexico and there are fields after fields of Agava; The pressurized tank where the Agava is steamed to start the process of making Tequila; New oak barrels used to age the Tequila; A wall of fame at Cortijo Los Fernandaz; Lunch entertainment at the Fiesta; Visiting with Gregorio Farias Mateos, the General Manager of the Mexican Herdbook, who did an outstanding job in organizing and running an extremely smooth Congress. Managing the 15 staff members there to serve our every need was an incredible job; A demonstration bull fight, but not to the death

Charolais Banner • August 2016

71


Clockwise from top: Group shot in front of El Mexicano; The Canadian delegation: Mel Reekie, Don and Mindy Good, Candace & Helge By, Cathie and John Chomiak, Rowana Rudiger; A modified cock fight; Lady precision riders at the Mexican Fiesta the last day; Incoming Charolais International President David Benson, from England and Candace By say goodbye and thankyou to some of our chaperones for a job well done; Gregorio Farias Mateos and Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez accept a painting from Mel Reekie of the Canadian Charolais Association for their association office

72

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Charolais Banner • August 2016

73


INTERNATIONAL

Charolais International AGM The Charolais International Annual General Meeting was called to order on April 23rd, 2016, in Guadalajara, Mexico. The agenda was accepted as presented. The minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting at the Technical Conference in Canada were read by Secretary-Treasurer Clément Perrodin, France, and approved. The financial report was presented and accepted by the delegates. There are currently 93,359.31 Euros in the account. Interbeef • Australian Charolais Society is in discussion about requirements to upload Charolais data in Interbeef. Slovenia and Croatia are also interested. • An evaluation on maternal effects will be tested soon. • Some work has been done regarding calving ease and fertililty. • They are studying the possibility

of integrating Interbeef through other countries. Website Candace By made a proposal to build the new Charolais International website in Canada. This was accepted. It was decided only associations with paid up memberships will be included in the new site. A list of contacts for all associations will be circulated to all delegates before invoicing memberships. This way everyone can add updates or contacts in inactive countries so they are invited to participate. Helge By suggested everyone reply to all when responding to the email so everyone is better informed between meetings. Charbray recognition Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez, Mexico, explained the importance of the Charbray being a part of Charolais International. As many southern hemisphere countries require long-eared cattle for sustainability, it

is important to offer them the support of the organization. This would potentially increase the membership in Charolais International and extend a welcome to countries with high Charbray membership that have become inactive. Colin Rex, Australia, explained that Charbray in Australia is separate from the Charolais Society and they do not have the 5/8 - 3/8 restriction like Mexico. David Hobbs, United States, confirmed that Brazil has a 5/8 - 3/8 requirement. Neil Orth, United States, confirmed the United States requirement is 5/8 to 13/16 Charolais and 3/8 to 3/16 Bos Indicus. Moved by Helge By, Canada, seconded by Steve Nesbitt, United Kingdom, That Charbray be recognized as part of Charolais International and have a page on the website inviting their participation. Mexico will

Attendees at the Charolais International AGM during the World Charolais Congress in Mexico – Seated left to right: Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez, Out-going President, Mexico; David Benson, President, United Kingdom; Dominique Loulerque, Vice President, France; Candace By, Secretary, Canada; Clément Perrodin, Treasurer, France. Back left to right: Tõnu Põlluäär, Estonia; Kate Jordan, New Zealand; Gregorio Farías Mateos, Mexico; Bill Nottke, United States; Manuel Garza Montemayor, Mexico; Mel Reekie, Canada; Cesar Cantú Martinez, Mexico; Steve Nesbitt, United Kingdom; Colin Rex, Australia; Helge By, Past President, Canada; Zoltán Domokos, Hungary; Reynaldo Farías de la Garza, Mexico; Chris Knox, Australia, Targo Pikkmets, Estonia; Neil Orth, United States.

74

Charolais Banner • August 2016


compile the regulations for membership in the organization. Carried. World Technical Conference 2017 The 2017 Technical Conference will be held in Monterey, Mexico. It is unusual for a Congress and a Technical Conference to be in the same country in succession, but this will offer a close proximity for South American countries to become active and feel welcome after the Charbray recognition is made known. Marketing and Promotion of the Charolais breed will be the topic for discussion. Each country would do a presentation on their country’s activities in this regard and it should be open to everyone who wishes to attend. Topics for future consideration are youth programs, health protocols, breeder education. Technical Conferences should be no longer than four days. Elections There was discussion to split the Treasurer-Secretary position which has traditionally been held by France. David Benson, United Kingdom, was elected President for one year, Lennert Nilsson, Sweden - Vice President, Dominque Loulerque, France - Vice President and Clément Perrodin, France - Treasurer, Candace By, Canada - Secretary. Carried. Moved by Neil Orth, seconded by Mel Reekie, Canada, That the official signing authority

Candace By, Charolais International Secretary, standing beside a fibreglass Charolais bull signed by all the Congress participants. The bull now resides in the Mexican Herdbook office.

for Charolais International be transferred from Michel Baudot to Dominque Loulerque. Carried. Moved by Manuel Garza Montemayor, Mexico, seconded by Chris Knox, Australia, That Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitiérrez be Chairman of the Charbray component of Charolais International and be responsible for compiling the regulations for presentation at the next Technical meeting. Carried. Neil Orth asked for a round of applause to thank David Benson

Charolais Banner • August 2016

for 29 years of service to Charolais International. World Congress 2018 Helge By expressed regrets from Sweden as no one was able to attend the Congress. A brief slide presentation was presented inviting everyone to attend the 2018 Congress in Sweden June 29th to July 7th, beginning in Stockholm. World Congress 2020 Australia has tentative plans to host the 2020 Congress. The meeting was adjourned and an AGM photo was taken.

75


76

Charolais Banner • August 2016


VALANJOU CHAROLAIS  THE TRADITION CONTINUES FULL FRENCH BULLS SIRING POLLED SON OF UNO The bulls that will sire the carcass champions For three years in a row Anjou sired steers were carcass Champions at the 4-H District with an ADG of almost 4lb. HXL 622D

SOUTHSIDE UNO 31A



HOMOZYGOUS POLLED, FULL FRENCH

Come to see our great producing French Females!

50TH ANNIVERSARY Fun Party Weekend & Production Sale August 2017

VALANJOU CHAROLAIS Philippe & Rae, Emilie, Danté & Matéo Lusson Box 148, Clyde, AB T0G 0P0

780.348.5683



vcrlusson@gmail.com

If Charolais influenced animals do well at 4-H regionals near you, please send us the information and a picture so we can share the news!

Email charolaisbanner@gmail.com or call 306.546.3940

Charolais Banner • August 2016

77


78

Charolais Banner • August 2016


YOUTH NEWS

Australian Youth Show Shae-Lynn Evans, CCYA National Board President

June 20th, 2016, was a date marked on my calendar for what felt like a very long time. I had a tonne of excitement and a lot of nerves heading into this day, especially being a small town Saskatchewan girl who had never travelled overseas in my life. Heading to Australia for a three week trip, all by myself, was something I had always dreamed of doing, and was becoming a reality. It was hard to believe I wasn’t just dreaming. I flew from Saskatoon to Vancouver, and Vancouver to Sydney, and 15.5 hours after leaving Canada (and skipping Tuesday all together), I had made it. I spent four days in Sydney with Emma Sparrow (A. Sparrow Farms), who is currently living in Sydney and was kind enough to let me stay with her. Sydney was much colder than I expected, getting down to nearly 0 overnight. It was Australia’s winter while I was there, and it was dark by

5 p.m. This was a bit of a shock to me, coming from our Canadian June weather, but people still looked at me like I was crazy for wearing a t-shirt to the beach in midafternoon, 15 degree weather; many people could guess where I came from. The colder weather also meant no snakes or spiders, which was just fine with me! I spent my time in Sydney taking in the Opera House, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, Bondi Beach, and the famous Costal Walk from Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach. This was my first time seeing the ocean, and it was a pretty cool experience to watch people out surfing the massive waves that came crashing in to shore. Sydney is a beautiful city and has such a culture to it, it was like nowhere I had ever been before. On my last day in Sydney, Emma and I visited the Randwick Downs Racetrack, where we took in some horse racing. It was incredible to see racing at that calibre, and the atmosphere and energy at the track was infectious. After my time spent in Sydney, I booked a last minute flight up north to Cairns, QLD for a couple days of warmer weather. I spent a day on the ocean snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef. Thousands of fish swimming inches away and massive amounts of coral that pictures don’t do justice were my scenery for the day. It’s no wonder the reef is one of the Seven Charolais Banner • August 2016

Wonders of the World. I also did a day trip to the Daintree Rainforest, which is a few hours north of Cairns. Along the way, we made a few stops at look out points over the ocean, hiking through the rainforest, tourist stops, and of course, a boat ride through the Daintree River where we got a close up view of some very large crocodiles. There is some beautiful country in Queensland. The main crop in the area was sugarcane, which was really cool to see and learn about. The following day, I flew back to Sydney and met up with Mel Reekie. Mel was brave enough to try her luck renting a car and driving five hours inland to Dubbo, NSW, where the Charolais National Youth Stampede was being held. Driving on the wrong side of the road in the wrong side of the car with a not so great co-pilot was probably a challenge, but we made it in one piece to Dubbo without even hitting a kangaroo! It was quite the experience, but well worth it! On our first day in Dubbo, Mel and I took in the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, just outside of Dubbo. The zoo has an extensive breeding program, including artificial insemination of rhinos and elephants. There were hundreds of animals, and every kind you could imagine, definitely a must see! From July 1-3, we spent our days at the Dubbo Showgrounds getting to know Charolais breeders from across Australia. The Youth Stampede hosted about 80 junior participants and 120 head of cattle, but was run in conjunction with the Charolais National Show, and the Charolais National Sale, so there were about 160 head in total. I was fortunate enough to borrow a heifer for the weekend and participate in the show and events. It was such a good experience to be involved with the 79


Australian Juniors and be able to join in on their seminars and competitions. The conference was extremely educational, especially for me with so much of the information being new to me. We had seminars on things like public speaking, use of facebook and social media, better pastures, embryo transfer, and “the bigger picture”, where we talked about managing a purebred “stud” (operation) throughout the course of the year and what things you need to remember to be successful. We analyzed a variety of feed that different breeders brought to the show and compared rations, which was really good for me to see, as I was unfamiliar with most of them. For our judging competition, we

evaluated a class of mature bulls, a class of bred heifers, and a class of “carcass” animals. Each kid filled out a David Bondfield, Shae-Lynn and Prue Bondfield judging card, and the top placings had never held clippers before. from each age group were able to It was interesting to see the take turns at the mic and give oral different styles of clipping between reasons on the class of bred heifers. Canada and Australia. That evening, the seniors were We also took a trip to a butcher divided into teams of five and given shop in Dubbo where we were able an animal to clip out. Each team had to go into the back room and evaluate two pairs of clippers we were given carcasses that were hanging before an hour to clip as much as we could, being cut. We learned about muscle and each team member had to clip. and fat scoring, and how the meat is It was a really good experience, graded. From there we went to St especially because many of the kids Johns College, an agriculture based high school, where we evaluated a live steer and determined how he would score in terms of fat and muscle by looking at the jump muscle, P8 spot, and where the widest point of the steer is when viewed from behind. It was really cool to learn about how beef is scored in Australia. It was also neat to see how kids could come to a school like this and raise cattle, show cattle, and learn about the industry during their high school years. It was comparable to Lakeland College, only for high school students, which was very impressive to see. That afternoon was confirmation for the junior portion of the show, and the following day was “Paraders”, or the Canadian

Shae-Lynn was asked to show for various Australian breeders in the National Show and took Advance Kenworth K41(P)(R/F), exhibited by Steven Hayward, to Senior Champion

80

Charolais Banner • August 2016

continued on page 82


Charolais Banner • August 2016

81


equivalent to showmanship. This was a huge learning experience for me, because some of the ring “procedures” are different than I was used to, as in after a lap around the ring, the judge pulls each animal out one at a time for a lap to watch each one walk. Also, a comb is NOT allowed in Paraders, which I only learned last minute before walking into the ring! I somehow must have caught on to these differences soon enough, because I came out as Supreme Champion Parader, and received a pretty cool sash to take home with me. Following Paraders was the Charolais National Showcase, or the open show for all exhibitors. I got to help show for Steve Hayward, who also had let me borrow a heifer for the weekend. This meant I got to wear the coveted Australian blue dust coat, which is another thing I had always dreamed about wearing one day. The cattle in Australia compared to Canada are actually more similar in type than I expected. They definitely have less hair

(because they don’t want hair in the heat), probably a bit courser made overall, and a bit taller in terms of frame score. There are also more red factor genetics, as they’re quite popular in most areas. There are many cattle that would fit right in to a Canadian herd, and there were a significant amount of Canadian genetics represented at the show. It was really interesting to see how so many Australian breeders are so familiar with Canadian genetics and Canadian breeders. They are a lot more in touch with the Canadian Charolais industry than what I had expected. My time spent in Dubbo was incredible and was definitely a weekend I will never forget. I made a lot of friends and connections with people who I hope to visit again in the near future. I felt so welcomed and was treated so well by everyone I met. It was a life-changing experience and I really hope there will be opportunities like this for both Canadian and Australian juniors in the future.

Champion Parader presentation was made by Michael Bond, Airlie Charolais and Judge Roger Evans to Shae-Lynn Evans

82

Charolais Banner • August 2016

While in Dubbo, I met up with Charolais breeder David Bondfield of Palgrove. In 1992, when the World Charolais Congress was in Sydney, my dad worked for David at Palgrove for a couple months breaking a show string and fitting cattle in Sydney. David and Prue have been back to Canada to visit several times since then, and finally I had the chance to go back and visit them. I flew with David back to Brisbane, and we travelled out to Strathgarve to spend a few days there. We spent some time going through the sale bulls and touring the property. We also went out to Palgrove, the original property where David and Prue lived when my dad was there. I got to see some AI cows and even found some Horseshoe E genetics. It was an amazing experience and quite surreal to think I was really there. I spent three days with the Bondfields and I wish I could have spent more. Their cattle were outstanding and their hospitality was incredible. I am so fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit such influential Charolais breeders. Three weeks seemed like plenty of time to spend away from home, but as my time in Australia came to an end, I was definitely wishing I had at least another three weeks to spend there. I had high expectations of the country, the cattle, and the people, and my expectations of each were far exceeded. As I mentioned, this was a life-changing trip and I think more youth should have the opportunity to experience the same things I did. Talking with people from across the world that have the same goals and aspirations as I do has reignited my passion for the industry and for the breed. It would be incredible to have more young people from our breed have the same opportunity. Thank you to the Canadian Charolais Association, the CCYA, the Australian Charolais Society, and everyone I met on my trip for making this the trip of a lifetime and one that I will never forget. I will definitely be going back to Australia!


Other Opportunities Not Shown Sidebar ads are also availalbe on the Events, Catalogue and Video, Breeders, About Us, International Genetics, Semen and Classified pages. The cost is $75 per week or $250 for a month.

Eblasts Eblasts are available for $125 to our extensive email directory in Canada, the United States and overseas. Target or blanket areas can be selected.

Catalogues Catalogues can be uploaded to our site at a cost of $300 each. Simply email the catalogue in a PDF format when it is complete.

Booking Space Space must be booked through Candace By at 306-546-3940 (office), 306-584-7937 (home) or 306-536-3374 (cell). Spots for bull sale season are going quickly.

Charolais Banner • August 2016

83


ASSOCIATION NEWS

Saskatchewan Charolais Association AGM The Saskatchewan Charolais Association Annual General Meeting took a different format this year by combining it with a pen show. This 53rd AGM was held July 24 at the Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales with the meeting held in the sale ring area and the cattle were penned just outside. About 40 people attended the meeting and this number swelled to about 55 with some spouses and children for the barbeque steak supper. Carey Weinbender, Canora was elected President, with Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw as 1st Vice-President, Mike McAvoy, Arelee 2nd VicePresident and Dave Blechinger, Rosetown, goes into his 9th year as Secretary-Treasurer. Re-elected to another three year term on the board was Jared McTavish, Moosomin and Raymond Paschke, Love and Mike Neilson, Willowbrook were elected for their first term replacing retiring directors Glen Mangels, Carrot River and Greg Gilliland, Carievale. The 2015 financial statement showed net earnings of $9,110 on revenues of $74,436 with assets of over $45,000. With the National Show and Sale at Agribition last fall this was one of the biggest income and expenses that about balanced out. Advertising and Promotion is the next biggest budget item spending nearly $14,000 with Radio advertising, promotional handouts, paper advertising and newsletter being the biggest part of this. In 2015, Bob Jackson, as the Fieldman, attended sales in 14 auction markets as well as having a booth at Agribition, Sask. Stockgrower’s Convention, Beef Industry Conference and Tremeumde Field Day. The budget for this was just over $10,000. In 2015, the SCA supported 4-H members showing Charolais animals by distributing 78 Dairy Queen gift cards to 24 clubs in the province. Also at Agribition they awarded nine 84

embroidered Stormtech jackets carrying both the SCA and 4-H logos to the recipients who had won top honours at their respective regional shows. With the CCYA 2015 Conference in Saskatchewan last year the SCA was a sponsor of the event as well. Mel Reekie, General Manager of the CCA, was on hand to give an update on the happenings of the Association and gave an overview of her three weeks in Australia the end of June and early July. Following the meeting the 25 head of cattle including cow/calf pairs, yearling heifers and bull and heifer calves were on display and judged by Bryan Willms and Clark Ward. Before announcing of the winners, a calcutta auction was held to create some interest and be a fund raiser for the SCA. Following the presentation of the Banners to the winning pens a steak barbeque supper was served. A good day of visiting was had by all.

Retiring Director Greg Gilliland receives a token of appreciation from the SCA presented by Dave Blechinger

Carey Weinbender presents retiring director Glen Mangels with a belt buckle for his time served on the board

Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board of Directors (front l-r) Mike McAvoy, Arelee (2nd Vice-President); Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw (1st Vice-President); Carey Weinbender, Canora (President); Dave Blechinger, Rosetown (Sec-Treas.). (back l-r) Mike Neilson, Willowbrook; Raymond Paschke, Love; Tyler Smyth, Herbert; Jared McTavish, Moosomin & Stephen Wielgosz, Yellow Creek.

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Lindsey Verwey, MB

Jorja Beck , SK

Keegan Blehm, MB

Our Breed... Our Youth Put your sale date and business card in the 2017 Charolais Calendar!

Will Rosso, SK

Wyatt Burgomaster, ON

Georgia Pawlitza, SK

Damon Gerrard, AB

Justin Harcourt, SK

Logan Jamieson, AB

Lynsay Ormiston, ON

These Canadian Charolais Youth Association members and the Charolais Banner are currently working on the 2017 Calendar. They will be calling you soon. Be a part of this fundraising project by saying ‘Yes’. If they haven’t called and you want to be included, or for full page ads, call today...

Cade Nye, AB

Office  306.546.3940 Helge By – 306.536.4261 Craig Scott – 403.651.9441

Bret Marshal , AB Charolais Banner • August 2016

85


Services

Your ad should be here. 306.546.3940 86

Charolais Banner • August 2016


GOOD ANCHOR CHAROLAIS HOME OF “GOOD” CATTLE! Don Good and Marion Smyth Box 3261, Vermilion, AB T9X 2B2 780.853.2220 • Don.marion.good@gmail.com

Alberta Breeders

Kasey, Arlana, Kord & Peri Phillips Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0

T 780.358.2360 • C 780.656.6400 • kphillips@mcsnet.ca KREATING KONFIDENCE

Charolais Banner • August 2016

87


Manitoba Breeders

British Columbia Breeders

88

Charolais Banner • August 2016


Ontario Breeders

Charolais Banner • August 2016

89


Saskatchewan Breeders

Quebec Breeders

90

Charolais Banner • August 2016


USA Breeders Your ad should be here Call today! 306.546.3940

GET NOTICED! Advertise here. Call now.

306.546.3940 Charolais Banner • August 2016

91


ASSOCIATION NEWS

Welcome New Members/Nouveau Membres Evanspring Farms Brittany Evans, Selby, ON Ken & Linda Cherepak Arborg, MB Parsons Cattle Company Coleman Parsons, Tees, AB Charlite Farms Quintin & Kelsy Barnes, Amisk, AB Emily Potter Earlton, ON Jacy McInnis Southampton, NS Kiernan Olson Portage La Prairie, MB 7 Pillars Ranch Ltd. Shane & Priscilla Quist, Elk Point, AB Cockburn Farms Dave & Sonya Cockburn, Iroquois Falls, ON Levi Quist Elk Point, AB Kennedi Quist Elk Point, AB Double L Ranch Leonard or Linda Buffe, Hamilton, TX

C-2 Charolais Keegan Blehm, La Riviere, MB Brayden Lewis Kingston, NB Wade & Oralee Robinson Landis, SK Soura-Horan Farms Amy Horan, Bowsman, MB Aaron & Krystal Herrick Williams Lake, BC Salmon Park Ranch Paul Sammon, Roblin, ON Landaker Charolais Farm Alan Landaker, Brownvale, AB Rossland Farms Ross & Darlene Spence, Smith Falls, ON Clearwater River Charolais Denise Shebeck, Rocky Mountain House, AB Ferme C M Roy Senc St Patrice De Beavri, PQ Robert Matthews Yarker, ON Olivia Graves Lacombe, AB

Eureka Valley Charolais Wyatt Glover, Lacome, AB CW Farms Cody Warren, Delburne, AB Creekside Farms Jeff & Laurie Van Campen, Utopia, ON Jacob McAffee Lower Knoxford, NB Blairs Ag Cattle Co. Kevin Blair, Lanigan, SK Richer Morin Epiphanie, PQ Winston Hopp Beaverlodge, AB Langeview Farms Mitchell Langevin, Tweed, ON Twisted “H” Cattle H. Brent Smith, Roff, OK, USA Crooked Creek Cattle Company Maria Wohlgemuth, Crooked Creek, AB Lynsay Ormiston Courtice, ON Howard Widdis Conn, ON Ashley Mathiot Goodridge, AB

AD RATES Charolais Banner

Charolais Connection

Ads Black & White Full Colour Full Page $725 $1050 2/3 Page 610 840 1/2 Page 490 685 1/3 Page 345 505 1/4 Page 285 410 1/6 Page 190 n/a 1/8 Page 145 n/a 1" Business Card 45 n/a Classified 80 n/a 2"x1 column (add $10.00 to put on web for 1 month)

Ads Black & White Full Colour Full Page $1100 $1450 2/3 Page 825 1125 1/2 Page 690 945 1/3 Page 525 725 1/4 Page 440 615 1/6 Page 330 n/a 1/8 Page 220 n/a Classified 80 n/a 1"x1 column (add $10.00 to put on web for 1 month) Classified 140 n/a 2"x1 column (add $10.00 to put on web for 1 month)

• • • • •

Pictures – $10 • Photos taken by fieldmen – $25 Overruns are $1 each • Catalogue prices available on request 4 ad contracts offer a 15% discount (card ad exempt) Position pages will be given to yearly contracts Sale Budget includes Banner fieldman to attend the sale, take pictures, work the ring and report the sale. Female sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 2 colour pages in Charolais Banner or equivalent in Charolais Connection. Bull sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 1 colour page in Charolais Connection.

PUBLISHING DEADLINES

1" Business Card in the Banner and Connection

$325/Year

• Pictures – $10 • Photos taken by fieldmen – $25 • Yearly contract – buy 2 ads and get the third at half price (card ad exempt) • Position pages will be given to yearly contracts • Catalogue prices available on request

ISSUE

EDITORIAL DEADLINE

AD DEADLINE

MAILING

FALL Connection

Sept 9

Sept 16

Sept 30

OCTOBER Banner

Sept 28

Oct 5

Oct 19

The Banner cannot be responsible for errors in advertisements received after the ad deadline. The Charolais Banner reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. On any advertisement, the Charolais Banner is not liable for any charges over and above the cost of that advertisement. No agency commission allowed on livestock advertising rates. The Charolais Banner assumes no responsibility for distribution.

92

Charolais Banner • August 2016


IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events August 13 Manitoba Charolais Association Pen Show and Picnic, 1:00 p.m., Rolling D Charolais, Dropmore, MB September 11 Renfrew Fair Charolais Show, 12:30 p.m., Renfrew (ON) Fair Grounds (A BOSS Show) September 23 Lindsay Exhibition Charolais Show, Lindsay (ON) Exhibition Grounds (A BOSS Show) September 23 – 25 Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show 2016, Swift Current (SK) Ag Grounds September 24 Eastern National Charolais Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Ferme Louber, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC September 24 Patton Charolais Dispersal Sale, 1:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON October 1 Olds Fall Classic Charolais Show, Olds (AB) Exhibition (A BOSS Show) October 8 Expo Boeuf Charolais Show, Victoriaville, QC (A BOSS Show) October 15 Autumn Prestige Sale, 6:30 p.m., Hoard’s Station, Campbellford, ON October 17 George Stewart’s Maple Leaf Ranch Major Herd Reduction Sale, 1:00 p.m., Vold Jones Vold Auction Mart, Ponoka, AB October 22 Uppin’ the Ante Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON October 27 – 29 Manitoba Ag-Ex Show, Brandon, MB (A BOSS Show)

November 4 Canadian National Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Exhibition Place, Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, Toronto, ON (A BOSS Show)

December 14 White Cap Charolais/Howe Red Angus “Sharing the Herd” Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

November 4 Canadian National Charolais Sale, 7:30 p.m., Exhibition Place, Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, Toronto, ON

December 16 Char-Maine Ranching “Heart of the White Herd” Female Sale and 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort McLeod, AB

November 9 – 13 FarmFair International, Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB (A BOSS Show) November 24 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale, Regina, SK November 25 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Show, Regina, SK (A BOSS Show) December 2 Sterling Collection Sale, 1:30 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales December 6 No Borders Select Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB December 8 Alberta Charolais Association Annual General Meeting, 4:00 p.m., Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 8 Alberta Select Single Bull Show 7:30 p.m., Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 9 Alberta Select Pen Bull Show, 11:00 a.m., Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 9 Alberta Charolais Select Sale, 1:30 p.m., Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 12 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

Follow us on Twitter! @CharolaisBanner Charolais Banner • August 2016

93


LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE?

Advertisers Index Amabec Charolais ................................50,51,89 Annuroc Charolais .........................................89 B Bar D Charolais ...........................................89 Baker Charolais .........................................52,89 Bar H Charolais ..............................................90 Bar Punch Ranch ............................................87 Beck Farms .....................................................90 BeRich Farms.................................................87 Blackbern Charolais .............................50,51,89 BoJan Enterprises .........................................90 Borderland Cattle Co................................42,90 BovaTech Ltd.................................................86 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ...............................86 Bricney Stock Farms .......................................90 Bridor Charolais ........................................52,89 Brimner Cattle Company...............................90 Buffalo Lake Charolais .................................87 By Livestock..................................3,40,41,43,47 C M Cattle Co. ................................................52 Canada Beef...................................................78 Canadian Charolais Association...............2023 Carey, Brent...............................................66,86 Cedardale Charolais.......................................89 Cedarlea Farms (Cypress)..........................11,34 Charla Moore Farms ......................................90 CharMaine Ranching...............................43,87 Charolais Charbray Herd Book of Mexico ....76 Charolais Journal ...........................................86 CharTop Charolais (Cypress)........................34 Charworth Charolais Farms...........................87 Chomiak Charolais ........................................87 Circle Cee Charolais Farms ............................87 Cline Cattle Co. ..............................................88 Cockburn Farms .............................................89 Cornerview Charolais ....................................52 Cougar Hill Ranch ..........................................90 Coyote Flats Charolais ..............................33,87 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co. ....................91 C2 Charolais ..............................................44,88 Daines Cattle..................................................37 DavisRairdan .................................................86 Defoort Stock Farm .......................................88 Demarah Farms..............................................87 Diamond W Charolais....................................91 DLMS ..............................................................67 Dorran, Ryan ..................................................86 Double L Ranch..............................................87 Double P Stock Farms ....................................88 Dubuc Charolais.............................................90 DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle................89 Eaton Charolais..............................................91 Echo Spring Charolais....................................52 Edge, Dean.....................................................86 Elder Charolais Farms .................................5,91 Ericson Livestock Services ..............................86 Ferme Cardin Charolais Inc. .....................40,41 Ferme Coujo Charolais .............................40,41 Ferme Palerme ...........................40,41,50,51,90 Fischer Charolais ............................................87

94

Fleury, Michael...............................................86 Flewelling, Craig ............................................86 Foat Valley Stock Farm ..................................87 Footprint Farms ............................................87 Future Farms ..................................................87 Gerrard Cattle Co...........................................87 Gilliland Bros. Charolais ................................91 Gold Bar Livestock .........................................52 Good Anchor Charolais ............................57,87 H.S. Knill Company Ltd..................................86 Happy Haven Charolais ............................55,88 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co..........................88 Harvie Ranching ............................................87 HEJ Charolais .................................................87 Hicks Charolais ...............................................89 High Bluff Stock Farm .........................12,13,88 Holk Charolais................................................87 Hopewell Charolais........................................91 Horseshoe E Charolais ..............................18,91 HTA Charolais Farm ...................................9,89 Hunter Charolais ....................................89,IBC JMB Charolais ................................................89 Johnson Charolais..........................................87 Johnstone Auction.........................................86 Kaiser Charolais Farm ....................................87 Kanewischer, Jerry .........................................86 KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. .....................24,25,87 KCH Charolais ................................................88 Kirlene Cattle .......................................50,51,89 La Ferme Patry de Weedon ...........................90 Land O' Lakes Charolais ......................50,51,89 Langstaff Charolais...................................52,89 Laurel Creek Ranch........................................91 Leemar Charolais ...........................................87 LEJ Charolais .............................................39,89 LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch ....................91 Louber Farm........................................26,40,41, LXL Charolais.............................................40,41 M & L Cattle Co..............................................89 Mack's Charolais ............................................90 Maple Leaf Charolais................................47,88 Martens Cattle Co..........................................91 Martens Charolais.....................................45,89 McAvoy Charolais Farm.................................91 McKay Charolais ............................................89 McKeary Charolais .........................................88 McLeod Livestock............................15,16,17,86 McTavish Charolais ........................................91 Medonte Charolais ...................................52,90 Miller Land & Livestock .................................90 Murphy Livestock...........................................88 Mutrie Farms.............................................63,91 Myhre Land and Cattle..................................89 Nahachewsky Charolais.................................91 Norheim Ranching.........................................86 Northlands .....................................................66 N3 StockFarms (Cypress)...............................34 O'Neill Livestock ............................................37 P & H Ranching Co....................................49,88

Charolais Banner • August 2016

Packer Charolais.............................................90 Palmer Charolais .......................................19,91 Parklane Charolais .........................................88 Patton Charolais .......................................35,90 Pee Vee Charolais .....................................40,41 Phillips Farms ............................................67,91 Pleasant Dawn Charolais............................6,89 Potter Charolais ...................................50,51,90 Prairie Cove Consulting ............................11,86 Prairie Gold Charolais...............................69,91 Prairie Sky Farms (Cypress) ...........................34 ProChar Charolais ......................................7,88 Qualman Charolais .......................................91 Raffan, Don...............................................48,86 Rawes Ranches..........................................36,88 Rebuild with Steel .........................................86 Reykdal Farms Charolais................................89 Rollin' Acres Charolais .........................35,52,90 Rosso Charolais (Cypress) ..............................34 Royale Charolais ............................................90 RRTS Charolais ...............................................88 Saddleridge Charolais....................................88 Sandan Charolais Farms ................................88 Saunders Charolais ...................................52,90 Scarth Cattle Co. ............................................89 Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co. ........................91 Sharodon Farms .............................................90 Skeels, Danny .................................................86 Sliding Hills Charolais ...............................32,91 A. Sparrow Farms..........................................IFC Springside Farms............................................88 Spruceview Charolais.....................................88 Stephen Charolais Farm ................................91 Steppler Farms Ltd. ....................................3,89 Stock, Mark ....................................................86 Stockmen's Insurance ....................................86 Sugarloaf Charolais .......................................88 Sunrise Charolais.......................................52,90 T Bar C Cattle Co.......................................87,93 Taylor Farms ..............................................50,51 Temple Farms .................................................91 Thistle Ridge Ranch .......................................88 Transcon Livestock Corp. ...............................87 TriN Charolais...........................................28,89 Turnbull Charolais.....................................29,88 Valanjou Charolais.........................................77 Western Litho ................................................87 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company ............52,90 White Cap Charolais .................................31,91 WhiteWater Livestock .........................50,51,90 Wienk Charolais.............................................61 Wilgenbusch Charolais..........................91,OBC Wilkie Ranch ..................................................88 Windyview Farm .......................................50,51 Winters Charolais...........................................90 Wood River Charolais (Cypress) ....................34 Wrangler Charolais...................................27,88 Wright, Carl....................................................35


Profile for Charolais Banner

August 2016 charolais banner  

August 2016 charolais banner