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August 2017 VOL. 51, NO. 3 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 584-7937 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

Features CCA Honor Roll Recipients......................................................22 Thank you Andre Perusse ......................................................26 World Charolais Technical Conference ..................................30 Charolais International AGM..................................................48 Deobald Elected CoChair ......................................................56 Summer Synergy......................................................................57 Manitoba Charolais Association AGM ..................................60 Saskatchewan Charolais Association AGM ............................62 Obituary – John Reykdal ........................................................72 Obituary – Willie Caul ............................................................72 Obituary – Clayton Dodge ......................................................72 CCA New Members..................................................................74

Departments From the Field............................................................................8 Du Champ ................................................................................10 Canadian Charolais Association..............................................14 De l’Association de Charolais Canadien ................................16 Profile – La Rosita Ranch ........................................................42 Herd Health ............................................................................52 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ........................54 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report ..................................56 Charolais Life ..........................................................................64 Road Tales ................................................................................69 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ..............................................64 Calendar of Events ..................................................................81 Index of Advertisers ................................................................82

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

Squirrels and how they relate to the purebred industry My good friend and auctioneer Brent Carey has two lines that relate to squirrels and the cattle industry that have lessons and different meanings in both. First is “Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.” Now this can be used in many circumstances but I am going to use it in the case of some bulls and milk EPD. I have had many questions on this topic and thought it relevant to discuss. Over the years, there have been some bulls that have produced some tremendous females that seem to have plenty of milk, but he has really bad Milk EPD. How does this happen? I will use the case of JSC Chairman whom was an Agribition Champion back in 1986 as a bull calf. He had some very good daughters that were in production for many years but he had a -9 Milk EPD. This will be about as bad as you can get, but it is justified. The daughters looked good as yearlings, but when they calved out there were at least half of them that didn’t milk enough to fill a tea cup. The rest of them milked well and, as I said, worked well for years. There were also some very good Chairman sons that produced some very consistent milking daughters. They obviously got the good milk genes. I have seen this in a number of sires over the years but will give some history on Chairman. I worked the dispersal sale in Pennsylvania in 1985 when Chairman’s dam sold as a long yearling carrying Chairman inside her at the time. She was a narrow, low capacity female that was big framed and out of a very extreme sire who was a US National Champion named Apocalypse. 13 months later she and her growthy bull calf were

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named Grand Champion Female at the World Charolais Congress in Calgary. This taught me that if you feed something long enough you can make it look good. The point here is that it is very important to look at the dams of the herdsires while they are out working and evaluate how easy doing and productive they are, and even if a sire has a bad milk number, it doesn’t mean all his daughters don’t work. On the other side of the coin, if you start selecting for too much milk, you will run into problems as well. Continuing to select for lots of milk will give you some great looking and milking two-year olds, but they probably won’t be around when they are 6 and 8 years old. The heavy milking females have a couple of issues. One, they are probably higher maintenance to keep in condition to re-breed, or their udder suspension can’t hold up the udder as they get older and need to be culled because of that. Staying in the middle for milk and selecting for udder type, productivity and longevity is the best in the long run. Visit with some Angus producers in the commercial industry and ask them what has happened as they have selected bulls with high milk numbers. They are realizing that you can’t continue to do that if you don’t want to turn your cowherd over at a faster pace because of lack of longevity. The second line of Brent’s is that so and so “is living proof that all squirrels don’t live in trees and eat nuts.” I don’t think I need to expound on this one except to point out the obvious, that if you can’t trust someone or how someone does business you shouldn’t deal with them. Integrity is the hardest thing to build in any industry and the easiest thing to destroy if you aren’t honest. The cattle industry is still one of the Charolais Banner • August 2017

greatest for ‘your word is your bond’ and you need to live by this. In this issue, you will see coverage of the World Technical Conference in Mexico. The theme for discussion of this Conference was promotion and the countries in attendance presented what they are doing in their own countries to promote Charolais. Social media is being used more everywhere but print advertising is still found to be needed to reach the majority of cattlemen worldwide. Canada’s latest theme in promotion of “Be Identifiable” is excellent and Australia has been using a couple that I really like too. “Cross into Profit” is their main theme down under, but they have also been using the line “Charolais accepted anywhere profitability is desired.” It was very interesting to hear, see and get some ideas that can be adapted for use back here in Canada from other countries. Marketing tip for this editorial is that when you are processing your calves this fall, make sure to pull hair on the ones that need to be parentage verified (ET calves, double exposures etc). It still takes a minimum of four weeks to get DNA results back from the lab. Don’t wait until you need the information for your bull sale promotion or sale catalogues to realize you haven’t done it and have Registration Pending with pedigree built EPD being used. Probably the weather will be nicer this fall than in the winter when you are scrambling to get it done. Once again this fall, there will be some excellent opportunities to exhibit your programs and to purchase some front pasture genetics to top up any program. Make plans today to be a part of the fall show and sale scene and become involved in some capacity. Until next time, Helge


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

La relation entre les écureuils et l’industrie des pur-sang Mon bon ami et encanteur Brent Carey nous relate en deux phrases la relation entre les écureuils et l’industrie du bétail. Il nous donne 2 différentes explications. La première est :même un écureuil aveugle trouve une noix de temps en temps. Cet énoncé peut être utilisé dans plusieurs circonstances, mais je vais utiliser l’exemple des taureaux et de l’indice de lait. J’ai reçu plusieurs questions à ce sujet et trouvait important d’en discuter. Au cours des années, certains taureaux ont produit des femelles performantes qui semblent produire beaucoup de lait, mais qui ont un mauvais indice de lait. Comment cela se fait-il ? Je vais utiliser le cas de JSC Chairman qui était un champion à l’Agribition en 1986 en tant que jeune taureau. Celui-ci a produit de très bonnes génisses qui ont été en production pendant plusieurs années, mais il avait un indice de lait de –9. Ceci n’est pas très bon, mais justifiable. Les génisses étaient belles à 1 an, mais après avoir eu leur veau, au moins la moitié d’entre-elles ne produisaient pas assez de lait pour remplir une tasse de thé. L’autre moitié se trayait bien et comme je l’ai mentionné, cela a duré plusieurs années. Il y a aussi eu de très bons fils de Chairman qui produisaient des génisses très consistantes en lait. De toute évidence, elles avaient hérité des bons gênes laitiers. J’ai vu ceci sur un bon nombre de taureaux à travers les années, mais je vais vous parler un peu de l’histoire de Chairman. Je travaillais sur la vente de dispersion en Pennsylvanie en 1985 quand la mère de Chairman a été vendue alors qu’elle était gestante de Chairman. C’était une femelle étroite qui n’avait pas une très bonne capacité, mais qui avait une très bonne ossature et qui venait d’un très bon taureau, un champion national aux États-Unis 10

appelé Apocalypse. Treize mois plus tard, elle et son taureau ont été nommés grand champion femelle au congrès mondial Charolais de Calgary. Ça m’a appris que si vous nourrissez quelqu’un assez longtemps, vous pouvez le faire bien paraitre. Le fait est qu’il est important de regarder les mères du taureau alors qu’elles sont dans les champs, dans leur environnement pour bien évaluer leur facilité et leur productivité et ce, même si le taureau a un mauvais indice de lait. Cela ne veut pas dire que les femelles ne feront pas l’affaire. De l’autre côté de la médaille, si vous commencez à être trop sélectif pour le lait, vous allez aussi rencontrer des problèmes. Vous aurez sûrement de belles productrices de 2 ans, mais elles ne seront sûrement pas productives jusqu’à 6 ou 8 ans. Les bonnes productrices femelles ont quelques problèmes. Premièrement, elles sont plus difficiles à garder en bonne condition de reproduction et la suspension de leur pis s’affaiblit en vieillissant et on doit les abattre à cause de cela. Il est préférable de viser un indice de lait moyen et choisir un bon pis car la productivité et la longévité sont ce qu’il y a de mieux à long terme. Si vous visitez des producteurs d’Angus, demandez-leurs ce qui est arrivé quand ils ont sélectionné des taureaux avec des indices de lait élevé ? Ils ont réalisé qu’ils ne pourraient continuer ainsi s’ils ne veulent pas avoir à reconstituer leur troupeau à un rythme trop rapide en raison d’un manque de longévité. La deuxième explication de Brent est que tous les écureuils ne vivent pas dans les arbres et mangent des noix. Je ne pense avoir besoin d’élaborer sur cet exemple sauf pour souligner l’évidence que si vous ne pouvez pas faire confiance à quelqu’un ou à sa façon de travailler, vous ne devriez pas faire affaire avec lui. Dans n’importe quelle industrie, l’intégrité est la chose la plus difficile à construire mais aussi, la chose la plus simple à détruire si Charolais Banner • August 2017

vous n’êtes pas honnête. L’industrie du bovin est encore une des meilleures au monde car votre parole est d’or et c’est ce qui est important de retenir. Dans ce numéro, vous verrez la couverture de la conférence mondiale technique à Mexico. Le thème de la discussion à cette conférence était la promotion et les pays participants ont présenté ce qu’ils font chez eux pour promouvoir le Charolais. Partout, les médias sociaux sont de plus en plus utilisés, mais la publicité imprimée est toujours nécessaire pour rejoindre la majorité des éleveurs du monde entier. Le dernier thème du Canada dans la promotion « Be identifiable » est excellent et l’Australie utilise aussi quelques thèmes que j’aime aussi comme Cross into Profit et Charolais accepted anywhere profitability is desired. C’est un sujet intéressant à entendre qui nous a donné de bonnes idées pouvant être adaptées au Canada et à d’autres pays. Le conseil de marketing pour cet éditorial est que lorsque que vous manipulerai vos veaux cet automne, soyez certains de prendre un échantillon de poils sur ceux pour qui on a besoin de vérifier l’apparentage. Prévoyez un minimum de 4 semaines pour recevoir les résultats d’ADN du laboratoire. N’attendez pas d’avoir besoin de l’information pour vos catalogues de promotion ou catalogues de ventes pour réaliser que vous ne l’avez pas fait et que vous avez un enregistrement en attente. Faites-le cet automne ! La température sera plus agréable qu’en hiver à la dernière minute. Encore une fois cet automne, il y aura d’excellentes opportunités pour promouvoir vos programmes et acheter des animaux qui ont une bonne génétique et qui vous permettront d’améliorer votre programme. Faites des plans aujourd’hui pour faire partie du show et de la vente d’automne et ainsi, vous impliquer à votre manière. À la prochaine, Helge


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AUGUST 2017 2320 - 41st Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 T: (403) 250-9242 • F: (403) 291-9324 www.charolais.com The 2017 newly elected Board of Directors: Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK President Allan Marshall, Red Deer County, AB First Vice President Mike Elder, Coronach, SK Second Vice President Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON Past President Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie, MB Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB SAVE THE DATE for the Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale, October 26-27, 2017 at the Manitoba Ag Ex in Brandon, Manitoba. OTHER MAJOR CHAROLAIS SHOWS THIS FALL INCLUDE: • Expo Boeuf, October 6-8, Victoriaville, QC • Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, November 3-12, Toronto, ON • FarmFair International, November 8-12, Edmonton, AB • Canadian Western Agribition, November 20-25, Regina, SK 14

2017 CCA Board of Directors, pictured left to right/Conseil administration 2017 Le nouvellement élu le Conseil d’administration 2017 de l’ACC, de gauche à droite: Brent Saunders, Brian Coughlin, Shawn Airey, Allan Marshall, Mathieu Palerme, Darwin Rosso, Jim Olson, Mike Elder, Kasey Phillips, Mel Reekie (CCA General Manager/directrice générale de l’ACC). Lorne Lakusta, not pictured/n’apparait pas sur la photo.

Charolais breeders from across Canada met in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for the Canadian Charolais Association’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, held June 9-10. The weekend, hosted by the Saskatchewan Charolais Association, began with a day of herd tours showcasing some of the genetics and hospitality that Saskatchewan breeders have to offer. The first stop of the day’s journey was Norheim Ranching, south of Saskatoon, for a look at their bull pens and the family’s retail farm equipment business. Next, the group travelled to Buffalo Plains Cattle Co. at Bethune, SK, a large-scale feedlot that uses Charolais genetics in its own Charolais Banner • August 2017

breeding program. The tour wrapped up with a visit to Palmer Charolais at Bladworth, SK, where pens of cow-calf pairs and bulls were on display for visitors to admire. The stop featured a steak dinner and a celebration of Bob and Monette Palmer, the recipients of one of the two Honour Roll Member awards given out this weekend. The second Honour Roll Member award went to Doug Howe of White Cap Charolais at Moose Jaw, SK, presented the following day at the banquet. CCA members, associates and guests met for the AGM on the afternoon of June 10 at the Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre, and received an overview of the state of the Association. The


CCA showed growth in 2016 with 22,574 breeding females enrolled and more than 700 active members at the year’s end. The Association continues to be on solid financial ground, and realized a profit in 2016 due to increases in the current year female enrollments and on the CCA’s investments. The Charolais breed continues to hold its own in the Canadian market and on the international stage, with Canadian genetics adding value to foreign herds. At home, bull sales held in Spring 2016 saw the highest overall average and total gross dollars in 35 years, according to results compiled by the Charolais Banner. The past year also saw the creation of successful advertising campaigns for the breed, with the “No Tag Required” and “Be Identifiable” campaigns promoted across Canada. The breed is also well represented by its junior members, with exhibitors at the 2016 CCYA Conference and Show receiving 15 scholarships worth $23,000 through the Summer Synergy program in Olds, Alberta. The AGM featured two guest speakers who shared their knowledge and insights with the members present. Doug Blair of Langmont Management Inc. presented his report on Genomics, highlighting the results of the CCA’s genetic evaluation through the University of Georgia. Sandy Russell of Spring Creek Consulting presented a cattle market update reviewing the past year, market drivers and a look towards the future. The CCA congratulates Darwin Rosso of Moose Jaw, SK, on being elected president and welcomes new board members Jim Olson of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, and Lorne Lakusta of Andrew, AB. The CCA also extends its gratitude to Travis Foot of Ester, AB, outgoing Alberta Director, and Ricky Milton of Cornwall, P.E.I., retiring At-Large

Director, for their commitment to the Association and their dedication to the Charolais breed in Canada. View the complete 2016 Annual Report at www.charolais.com or request a printed copy from the CCA office. Twenty-Five Year Members MacMillan Charolais, Saskatoon, SK Leo Raby, Thurso, QC Bar EW Charolais, Macrorie, SK Red Diamond Charolais, Whitemouth, MB Rejean Pontbriand, Roxton Falls, QC

Photos, right, from the top down: Dams of Excellence recipients Murray & Nicole Blake of Wood River Charolais/Les récipiendaires des prix de femelle d’excellence, Murray & Nicole Blake de Wood River Charolais Accepting their Twenty-Five Year Member Awards: Ed Williams of Bar EW Charolais and Lorna MacMillian of MacMillian Charolais/ Accepter leurs prix de membres de vingt-cinq ans, Ed Williams de Bar EW Charolais et Lorna MacMillian de MacMillian Charolais Forty Year Member Award/membre depuis 40 ans, Darlene Voegeli of Voegeli Bros. Charolais accepts their award

Members in Attendance to accept Gold Star Dam Awards/Les récipiendaires des prix de femelles étoile d’or 2016, photo de gauche à droite: L to R: Allan Marshall, Future Farms; Bev & Richard Smith, Be-Rich Farms; Jeralyn Rasmussen, HEJ Charolais; Jeff Cavers, C-2 Charolais; Jared McTavish, McTavish Farms; Tanya Airey, HTA Charolais; Bob Burla, Springside Farms

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Forty Year Members Grant Shuttleworth, Rocky View County, AB Voegeli Bros. Charolais, Maymont, SK Green Acres Charolais, Duck Lake, SK We would also like to report on the high quality of the Charolais influence steers exhibited at the 2017 Calgary Stampede Junior Steer Classic. The breed was well represented in the championship drive, with a number of Charolais cross steers being chosen for the top six. Congratulations to those exhibitors!

2016 Gold Star Dams of Distinction REG. NO. FC384373 FC382418 FC382397 FC369502 FC361461 FC388566 FC381428 FC364818 FC380739 FC382701 FC352954 FC360257 FC377704 FC384273 FC384345 FC376193

NAME DRG 4X RSK 28X RSK 71X RSK 825U CWC 131T JCAV 28X WLMR 47W GDSF 23T GGD 21X GGD 29X JIL 61S JIL 2T JIL 121W JIL 17X JIL 152X GLT 1W

TATTOO DRG XAVIER 4X BERICH ADONIS LADY 28X BERICH GMC LADY 71X BERICH LARIAT LADY 825U BORDERLANDS AURORA 131T C2 MS 28X CHARROW WAKECHAI MISS47W GDSF MISS HOT RIO 23T DUBUC XAMBIE 21X DUBUC XANNIE 29X JIL FANTASY 61S JIL IMAGINATION 2T JIL MISS FANCY 121W JIL SHEZA CUTIE 17X JIL MARIGOLDS 152X GLT MISS WRANGLER 1W

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HEJ 59X HTA 714T GLM 11P

HEJ OLEANDER 59X HTA BRIDGET 714T GLM LADY MAC 11P

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JLP PATRY MERCEDES 57U

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JLP PATRY NICOLE 72W

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KCM 16X BBMT 1X BBMT 3X PH 20S PH 12W PH 78W RKJ 415X BBCC 31W

KCM REBA 16X MCTAVISH SAGE 1X MCTAVISH OASIS 3X PH COWGIRL 20S PH SMOKIN LACE 12W PH LIBBY 78W PLEASANT DAWN DANIA 415X RED DIAMOND BLUE 31W

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SOS PRINCESS PERFECT 155R TMJF XELLIE 286X TMJF XUZETTE 289X PLEASANT DAWN LADY 317T ANJOU RELIGION 530R

BREEDER ALTA PRIDE CHAROLAIS BE-RICH FARMS BE-RICH FARMS BE-RICH FARMS BORDERLAND CATTLE CO C-2 CHAROLAIS CHARROW CHAROLAIS DEFOORT STOCK FARM DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS GORDON & LEONE THURSTON HEJ CHAROLAIS HTA CHAROLAIS JORDAN RIVER CHAROLAIS LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON MARTIN CHAROLAIS MCTAVISH CHAROLAIS MCTAVISH CHAROLAIS P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. PLEASANT DAWN FARM RED DIAMOND CHAROLAIS SPRINGSIDE FARMS TEE M JAY FARMS TEE M JAY FARMS TRENT HATCH VALANJOU CHAROLAIS RANCH

OWNER ALTA PRIDE CHAROLAIS BE-RICH FARMS BE-RICH FARMS BE-RICH FARMS BORDERLAND CATTLE CO C-2 CHAROLAIS CHARROW CHAROLAIS DEFOORT STOCK FARM DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC FUTURE FARMS BILL SWENSON FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS FUTURE FARMS GORDON & LEONE THURSTON HEJ CHAROLAIS HTA CHAROLAIS FLAT VALLEY CATTLE CO LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON THISTLE RIDGE RANCH MCTAVISH CHAROLAIS MCTAVISH CHAROLAIS P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. P&H RANCHING CO. LTD. PLEASANT DAWN FARM RED DIAMOND CHAROLAIS VIKSE FAMILY FARM TEE M JAY FARMS TEE M JAY FARMS TRENT HATCH VALANJOU CHAROLAIS RANCH

2016 Gold Star Dams of Excellence FC348423 FC347668

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GGD ROMANY 518R WOOD RIVER BLUSH 25R

DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC DUBUC CHAROLAIS SENC WOOD RIVER CHAROLAIS WOOD RIVER CHAROLAIS

Tenir Compte • Association de Charolais Canadien • Août 2017 Les éleveurs Charolais de partout au Canada se sont réunis à Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), pour la réunion annuelle de l’Association canadienne Charolais qui s’est tenue le 9 et 10 juin. Le week-end, organisé par l’Association Charolais de la Saskatchewan, a débuté avec une journée de visites de troupeau mettant en vedette la génétique et l’hospitalité que les éleveurs de la Saskatchewan ont à offrir. Le premier 16

arrêt de la journée était chez Norheim Ranching, au sud de Saskatoon pour un regard sur leurs taureaux en service et leur entreprise familiale de ventes de machinerie agricole. Ensuite, le groupe s’est rendu à Buffalo plaines Cattle Co. à Bethune, SK, un parc d’engraissement à grande échelle qui utilise la génétique Charolais dans son propre programme d’élevage. La tournée a pris fin avec une visite Charolais Banner • August 2017

chez Palmer Charolais à Bladworth, en Saskatchewan, où des paires vaches-veaux et leurs taureaux ont été admiréspar les visiteurs. La visite a été couronnée par un repas avec un bon steak en célébration de Bob et Monette Palmer, qui sont maintenant récipiendaires de l’un des deux prix au temple de la renommée. Le deuxième prix ayant été présenté le lendemain lors du banquet à Doug Howe de White Cap Charolais située


à Moose Jaw, SK, Les membres de l’association, les associés et certains invités distingués se sont réunis pour l’assemblée générale qui a eu lieu pendant l’après-midi du 10 juin au Saskatoon Inn. Le programme incluait un aperçu de l’état de l’Association. L’ACC a connu une croissance en 2016 avec 22 574 femelles reproductrices à l’enrôlement et plus de 700 membres actifs à la fin de l’année. L’Association continue d’être sur des bases financières solides et a réalisé des profits en 2016 en raison des hausses de l’enrôlement de femelle pour l’année en cours et les investissements de l’association qui ont porté fruit. La race Charolaise continue de tenir sa place sur le marché canadien et sur la scène internationale, avec la valorisation de la génétique canadienne parmi troupeaux étrangers. Les ventes de taureaux tenues au printemps 2016, ont connu des moyennes et un total en dollars brut les plus élevés en 35 ans, selon les résultats compilés par le Charolais Banner. L’année écoulée a également vu naître des campagnes de publicité réussie pour la race qui ont fait parler

de nous partout au Canada. La race est également bien représentée par ses membres juniors. Les exposants lors de la Conférence de CCYA 2016 ont reçu 15 bourses d’études d’une valeur de $ 23 000 grâce au programme Summer Synergy à Olds (Alberta). Le programme de l’assemblée générale annuelle incluait deux conférenciers invités qui ont partagé leurs connaissances et leurs idées avec les membres présents. Doug Blair de Langmont Management Inc. a présenté son rapport sur la génomique, en soulignant les résultats de l’évaluation génétique de l’ACC par le biais de l’Université de Georgie. Sandy Russell, de Spring Creek Consulting a présenté une mise à jour de la situation du marché pour les bovins, les enjeux et un regard vers l’avenir. L’association Charolais félicite Darwin Rosso de Moose Jaw, SK, pour être élu président et nous accueillons des nouveaux membres au Conseil soit; Jim Olson de Portagela-Prairie, au Manitoba et Lorne Lakusta de Andrew, AB. Nous remercions Travis Foot d’Ester, AB, Alberta et Ricky Milton de Cornwall

(î.-p.-é.), les deux étant des directeurs sortants. Leur engagement envers l’Association et leur dévouement à la race Charolaise au Canada ont été très appréciés! Consulter le rapport annuel complet de 2016 qui est affiché à www.charolais.com ou demander un exemplaire imprimé en contactant l’association. Membres depuis 25 ans MacMillan Charolais, Saskatoon, SK Leo Raby, Thurso, QC Bar EW Charolais, Macrorie, SK Red Diamond Charolais, Whitemouth, MB Rejean Pontbriand, RoxtonFalls, QC Membres depuis 40 ans Grant Shuttleworth, Rocky View County, AB Voegeli Bros. Charolais, Maymont, SK Green Acres Charolais, Duck Lake, SK Nous tenons également à faire mention de la qualité des bouvillons à influence Charolais qui on tété exposée à la Steer Classic du Stampede de Calgary. La race a été bien représentée dans le championnat, avec un certain nombre de Charolais croisés parmi les six meilleurs. Félicitations à ces exposants !

Le conseil d’administration pour 2017; Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK Présidente

RÉSERVEZ LA DATE pour le concours et la vente nationaux Charolais les 26-27 octobre, Ag Ex à Brandon au Manitoba.

Allan Marshall, Red Deer County, AB First Vice-président

AUTRES CONCOURS D’IMPORTANCE CET AUTOMNE; • Expo Bœuf, 6-8 octobre, Victoriaville, QC

Mike Elder, Coronach, SK Second Vice-président Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON président sortant

• Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, 3-12 novembre, Toronto, ON

Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC Brent Saunders, Markdale, ON Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie, MB Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB

• FarmFair International, 8-12 novembre, Edmonton, AB • Canadian Western Agribition, 20-25 novembre, Regina, SK

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2017 Honor Roll Recipients The Canadian Charolais Association recognizes individuals who have contributed to the development and success of the Charolais breed in Canada, and who are very involved, as likely are their families, in community and beef industry affairs. This is the highest honour to be bestowed within the organization. To be considered for nomination to the Honor Roll, the individual should be recognized by his fellow breeders as a leader in promoting Charolais, his provincial association and the CCA, participate in and promote Charolais educational and performance programs, demonstrate innovative management systems or programs which promote Charolais. Nomination procedures are available on the CCA website. Bob and Monette Palmer Bladworth, Saskatchewan Robert (Bob) Palmer grew up in the Bladworth area. Monette, on the other hand, was the daughter of a Canadian WW2 soldier and a young war bride and came across the Atlantic. As fate would have it, she met up with Bob sometime in the late 1950s while she was attending high school in Girvin. Upon graduation, Monette left for the bright lights of Calgary where she was employed with

Manix Construction. Bob followed her to the big city and began working at Burns Meat Packing. June is a special month for Bob and Monette, as they were married 55 years ago on June 16th. Monette, as an 18 year-old bride, threw herself into farm life. She had a huge market size garden, magnificent flower garden, abundant fruit trees and became an outstanding cook. She was also an active livestock-field partner working beside Bob feeding cattle, driving grain trucks and hauling meals to the field. She always said, “If you don’t work, you don’t eat!” Bob always loved animals, particularly horses, as he rode horses to school for many years and became an accomplished rider. Two horses stand out in his memory, Dart, a Darmore Pony who was excellent with cattle and Goldie, a Palomino. Bob and Dart were often called upon by family and neighbours to round up and move cattle. Their relationship obviously worked, Bob and Monette both have very strong personalities, love farm life, worked hard and complemented each other’s skills. In 1971, Bob and Monette purchased their first Charolais bull to put on their commercial cows. They were convinced that the end result was worth pursuing and then

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purchased some E and F 7/8 females a couple of years later. They registered their first females in 1974. They bought a bull calf in 1975 at the second Canadian Western Agrigento from Don Pochylko, he was a Carotin son. In 1977, they purchased a 1/8th semen interest in Poker King Jr along with Jim and Marge Crab, Jim Cruikshank, Bill and Joe Wagner, Ken and Lorraine Quayman and Marvin McDonald from Don Pochylko. In 1979, they sold a Poker King Jr heifer calf, RGP Perfection 1 125L, at the SanDan sale. She sold for $9000 to Don Phillips of Stone Del Farms, Hartville, Ohio. She then went on to be U.S. National Champion. Miss RGP Kay 65M was purchased inside a female and turned into a great success story for the Palmers. She was the 1984 World Charolais Show Grand Champion Female, with her two Knockout twin heifer calves at side. In 1978, they joined the Bug Breeders Club and sold in the sale for many years. They also sold in the Sterling Collection sale, as well as the Copper Classic sale held in conjunction with Canadian Western Agribition. Whenever they sold a female in a sale, she always came with breeding rights to anything in their semen tank. Bob and Monette bought into many top quality bulls over the years with E-CEE Katmandu 200B being on of the best. He was purchased out of the Sterling Collection sale from Emile Carles. In 1983, Bob and Monette were named the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Breeder of the Year at the Saskatchewan Royal. This was an annual event that included the AGM, a very strong sale and an awards banquet. In 1990, they hosted an on farm sale called “Palmer and Friends,” which was very successful. Monette served as a director on the Saskatchewan Charolais Association board. They supported the work of the association by making sure fundraisers always went well. They

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are the proud owners of many quilts auctioned at the Saskatchewan Royal over the years. Bob and Monette did their share of judging over the years, including the PNE show in Vancouver and Ag Ex in Brandon. Bob also selected cattle for the Canadian Western Agribition sale and the Sask Royal. In 2001, Bob and Monette were presented with the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Honour Scroll for their dedication to the Charolais breed. Bob and Monette travelled a lot throughout Canada and the United States promoting Charolais and always believed that the people were the best part of the business. Congratulations to this couple on their contributions and leadership made to both their large extended family and to their large Charolais family. Bob and Monette are sharing their knowledge with the next two generations now. Doug Howe Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Charolais Association nominated Doug Howe to the Canadian Charolais Association for his contribution as a leader in promoting Charolais, the SCA and CCA. Doug has also been instrumental in promoting Charolais’ educational and performance programs and innovation to promote Charolais in the country and outside its borders. Doug was born in 1950 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He was involved in 4-H several years and in 1967, along with his parents, Elgin and Lottie, and brother, Dale, began the journey in the Charolais business when they purchased their first Charolais bull. This was a significant decision as Charolais cattle were not popular to the area or the province, however through perseverance and being great stockmen, they developed Charolais genetics that would impact the business for years to come and still continue today. They were among the first Charolais breeders to participate in Regina Bull Sale when they were shunned by the established British breeds. Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, Doug promoted Charolais at hundreds of summer 24

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(Heart of Canada, Sask Royal, Swift Current, Buffalo Days, Prince Albert) and fall shows. As time went, the Howe family expanded with Dale and Lois getting married and having three children, Tanya, Mike and Kelly. They gained a vested interest in the cattle and the farm began to grow. Today, they calve out 310 breeding females with 125 being Charolais and the remainder Red Angus and commercial cows and 10 quarters of effluent irrigation. White Cap Charolais/Howe Family Farm held their 27th Annual Bull Sale in April of 2017. This was the 11th year in selling the bulls by video/DVD and was one of the first of several breeders in Canada to adopt the technology. Doug took an active role in the marketing and promoting of the cattle. He became involved with the Charolais breed association provincially and nationally. He was a Saskatchewan Charolais director from 1976 to 1982 and he served three terms on the Canadian Charolais board. In 1984, he became the first national president from Saskatchewan, and also the youngest, serving a two year term. During his time with the CCA, they made major accomplishments in the purebred industry. It was the first to computerize its registry system and the first to build and own its own office building, burning the mortgage in 1985, only seven years after Charolais Banner • August 2017

moving into the building. In 1985, Doug through his support behind the Charolais history book project by putting his money on the table for the first book. In addition to his time with the SCA and the CCA, Doug served 14 years on the Board of Directors for Canadian Western Agribition and has been recognized for 30 years of volunteering. On the local level, Doug served on the Moose Jaw Exhibition Association Board, and served as president of that board. In 1984, White Cap Charolais was named Charolais Breeder of the Year. In 2003, Doug was presented with the Saskatchewan Charolais Honour Scroll and in 2009, White Cap Charolais received the Canadian Charolais Association 40 year plaque acknowledging their commitment and dedication to the Charolais breed. Another most prestigious award was presented to Doug in 1995 when he received the Canadian Cattleman of the Year by the Record Stockman and the Greene family. This award is given during the National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colorado, and acknowledges the contribution that a Canadian stockman makes to the cattle industry. In 2011, Doug was awarded the Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honor Scroll for his contribution to the community and livestock industry. And in 2013, Whitecap Charolais was honored as continued on page 26


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one of the ‘Foundation Families’ of the breed. In 1988, Doug decided to expand their operation and purchased some Red Angus females that developed into Howe Red Angus/Howe Family Farm. Again, Doug became involved in the associations to promote and further the breed and he served two terms on the Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society board. Howe Red Angus became a name recognized in both the seedstock and commercial sectors with live cattle, embryos and semen marketed throughout Canada, the United States and Australia. Doug’s passion for the cattle industry and his genuine interest in people in the business, as well as the respect of breeders led to him becoming a sales consultant. He was instrumental in organizing and facilitating the successful Angus Pride sale and at present still works with many people in many different breeds, selecting, purchasing and selling cattle. Doug has also judged and shown cattle at many provincial and national shows across Canada. Over the past few years Doug has also become very active in the horse industry. He actively races and trains his own horses and in 2010 was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Equine Welfare for Leadership. He was a director on the Horse Benevolent Protection Society and was Past President for the

Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society. He has served on the board for the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and is currently President for that association. 2009 marked the year for semiretirement for Doug. His nephews Mike (Lisa) and Kelly (Julie-Anne) wanted to play a greater role in the family farm and Doug felt it was time to step aside. He still helps with the day to day function of the farm but has the freedom to travel and experience the horse racing business. Doug’s passion for quality cattle, marketing expertise and commitment to the Canadian cattle industry is unparalleled. Doug has been a constant champion for the Charolais breed for 50 years, being instrumental in building the breed to the highly sought after performance herd it is today. Honor Roll – Past Recipients 1999 Tom Eggertson, Clare Geddes, Robert Munro, John Rudiger, Merle Sparrow, Denzil & Wilma Sutton 2000 Frances Borgal, Donald Burgomaster, Rodney James 2002 Harry & Joan Airey, Stan & Carol Jackson, Ed & Dorothy Sather 2003 Leroy & Donna Marten, Dick & Robbie Moore, Robert & Pauline

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Oulton, San Dan Charolais (Don, Sandra, Duane, & Dan Pochylko), C.F. (Charles) Watson 2004 Chester Patton & Family, Jean-Thomas Pelletier & Family 2005 Murray Rairdan Family, Bill Bullick Family 2006 Maple Leaf Charolais (George Stewart), Bar 7 Easy (Pat & Ed Silbernagel), NR Charolais (Nesthyr Rudniski), A Sparrow Farms (Alan & Nancy Sparrow) 2007 Alex Cholak, Ferme Real Poirier, Ferme Rolantino, Lester Millang 2008 Holymsyde Charolais (Grant Moffat), CharK Audrey & Harvey Wood 2009 W. Gordon Meakin, Rolling D Charolais (Bob & Elaine Digby), BoJan Enterprises (Bob & Janet Jackson), Hunter Charolais (Doug Hunter) 2010 Dale & Lesley Norheim 2013 Gerry Bowes, Joyce Stewart 2014 Charlie & Linda Barker 2017 Doug Howe, Bob & Monette Palmer


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The 2017 World Charolais Technical Conference was held in Monterrey, Mexico from May 28th to June 2nd. The difference between a Technical Conference and a Congress is that the Technical is shorter and more business than a Congress. Normally the Tech and the Congress are not held in the same country in successive years, but last year at the Congress, Mexico requested to host this and welcome the Charbray Associations from around the world to become part of Charolais International. Delegates from eight countries outside of Mexico were again treated royally with great presentations, National shows, herd tours, excellent food and fantastic hospitality. Sunday evening was the welcoming social where we all registered, were greeted by our hosts for the event

and got a visit in with friends from around the world. The next day was a full day of delegate presentations with the theme being Ad & Promotion from each country. It was interesting to see and hear what other countries are doing in promoting the breed to the commercial industry. The associations’ budgets to this field varied from 10 to 25% depending on the amount of travel and fieldman costs included. Much of the world is increasing the amount of social media used in promotion but all find that paper advertising is still the most used medium. Colin Rex from Australia stated “that over 90% want print media and he cautioned that not everyone should have a camera as every picture that goes out needs to be good to represent the breed

well.” Peter Phythian from the British Charolais Society talked of their social media promotion along with their YouTube channel. Next was a presentation on the Estimation of the Genetic Variability through the Analysis of Pedigrees on the Population of Mexican Charolais Cattle by Dr. Angel Ríos Utrera. Caesar Cantu gave a bit of history of Charolais in Mexico. It is interesting to note that Mexico is the only country outside of France to have hosted five World Congresses in 1968, 1977, 1990, 2002 & 2016, but this was their first Technical Conference. There was a presentation of Genetics Evaluations of Charolais-Charbray In Mexico by Dr. Moises Montaño Bermudes and Genetic Comparison between Imported Genetic Material and Outstanding Mexican Genetic continued on page 32

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70 years of combined magazine experience as David Hobbs, from the US Charolais Journal and Helge visit at the welcome reception

Caesar Cantu explained the development of Charbray in Mexico

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Material by Dr. Luis Lopez Bustamante. They are doing a lot of DNA work and have a Genetically Enhanced EPD in place for some of the traits. Tuesday saw us on the bus to Rancho Las Adjuntas about an hour or so north of Monterrey. Because of a heavy rain we were unable to visit a large feedlot but one of the owners and a Charolais breeder Francisco Elizondo did a presentation of the 16,000 head operation. He explained about their custom feeding and their expansion. They are also adding in another component of drylotting 2,400 commercial cows in 7 hectares (17 acres) year round with 200 calving per month. After lunch we had a tour of the ranch owned by Gabriel Torres which included both Charolais and Charbray females. They exhibited impressive quality with good foot structure and solid conformation. That evening we dined in a private

room at a restaurant. It was an interesting and very tasty supper of BBQ goat kid and beef diaphragm. It is always fun to see people’s reaction when they hear what they just ate. Some people probably wouldn’t have eaten had they known what was on the menu, but this Mexican delicacy was delicious. Wednesday we were toured out to Rancho San Juan, just outside Monterrey, where they run 400 Charolais and 200 Charbray cows. This is a quality operation who have had many National Champions in both breeds. They do a lot of ET and AIing in the operation. A steak BBQ lunch with a Mexican band provided a great atmosphere. In the afternoon, we went to the exhibition grounds where the show cattle were on display. There were 274 Charolais entered and 152 Charbray entered in these National shows. We first had a

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lecture session explaining the Charbray breed and how they require them to be 5/8 Charolais and 3/8 Brahman. Many countries use this mix but others can vary a bit more in the percentage of each breed. The Mexicans have found that taking a Charolais cow and breeding her Brahman to get a ½ blood and

breeding that Brahman again to get a ¾ Brahman ¼ Charolais, which they breed to Charolais to get the first generation Charbray, is the most effective. They continue breeding Charbray to Charbray to increase the number of generations and lock in more consistency. From the classroom, we went to the show ring where

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America, as well as parts of Australia and even the southern USA. They can thrive and be more productive than straight bred European cattle. Thursday morning was a presentation on the University of Nuevo Leon Linares Campus and the work they are doing there on Feed Efficiency with the Grow Safe system. The Mexican Association is very technically progressive as they strive

to produce more efficient animals. The afternoon saw the judging of the Charolais females with the judge being Aaron Grant, from Olds, Alberta. Friday morning was tourist time, getting an excellent tour of Monterrey from its highest point to a canal cruise. It is always interesting to learn about where you are. Monterrey is the third largest city in Mexico and just a couple hours from the U.S. border.

The afternoon saw the judging of the Charolais bulls with some great quality on display. The evening included the closing ceremony and dinner at Horno 3 (Oven #3) an impressive retired steel factory turned convention centre. Saturday was the judging of the Charbray breed, but most countries that don’t have this breed chose to fly home, as did we.

Candace visiting with the Irish and English high above the city

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hectares and can sustain 180 cows in a normal year. Reynaldo and Diana Farias were kind enough to drive us north to Nuevo Laredo where Manuel’s ranch is located. They have some of their donor cows and embryo calves there as well. Reynaldo had over 20 head

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in the Charolais & Charbray National shows and really enjoys showing. He is also currently the Treasurer of the Charolais-Charbray Herdbook of Mexico. Talking about the ranching practices and native vegetation was entertaining and educational. The road into La Rosita is lined with Mesquite trees. Mesquite can tolerate the dry, hot conditions of northern Mexico and provide not only shelter, but also food for cattle. When the mesquite pods are green, the cattle will eat the high source of protein. The prickly pear cactus was utilized in the drought of late 2009 to 2012. They would take a tiger torch out and burn off the thorns so the cows could eat them. “To this day, if we need to round up some cows, we can just light a tiger torch and when they hear it, they come running,” Manuel explains. They supplemented with 2 kg of pellets one day and fed cactus the next. They had to reduce their herd by half, but they managed to keep the rest. continued on page 42

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Mesquite trees provide shade and the pods, when green, are eaten by the cows

Manuel has a history with Charolais that goes back to his father in the 1950s. He was involved in Charolais on an international level when Charolais International formed in 1964 and he served as the first 2nd Vice-President. It was called Federation Internationale des Associations d-Eleveurs de la Race Bovine Charolaise, or FIAERBC, back then. His rich history of Charolais has recently spurred

Manuel’s father, Manuel Garza Elizondo, second from the left, 2nd Vice-President at the first International Charolais meeting

the show too seriously. If you get your cattle presented well, they may have a chance at a prize, but that isn’t the purpose. I have seen some guys argue with the judge after the show. There is no point. It is over, get over it. The prize is not the point of being there.” The house Manuel built recently on the ranch displays prizes earned at many shows over the years. He says a lot of them go back to his father’s

❝People take the show too seriously. If you get your cattle presented well, they may have a chance at a prize, but that isn't the purpose.❞ Manuel to take the lead on a Charolais history book for Mexico. His father taught him many things about the cattle industry. “My Dad told me the reason for the show is to take your cattle to different places and let people see them. If they like what they see, they may come and buy something from you. People take

days. He enjoyed the show more than Manuel. Manuel is more content to stay on his ranch and breed cattle. His father also told him he needed to learn how to do every job on the ranch so the ranch hands could never mislead him. Manuel laughs, “I may have taken that a bit too far.” continued on page 44

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Rebar drilled with 3 holes for high tensile electric wire

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He is very involved in the day to day operations and does a lot of infrastructure development on the ranch personally. In his workshop, he was currently welding structures to mount solar fencing energy sources and cutting and drilling fiberglass rebar to make fenceposts. As he puts it “just using a little Mexican ingenuity.” Out on the ranch we saw the gravitational watering systems from wells he has invested time and

ticks every fifteen days. The tick has a fourteen day life cycle. The interest in crossing Charolais with Brahman and Nelore started with tick and drought resistance. Reynaldo explains, “We must have Charbray for the subtropical climate. We tried different crosses with the Brahmans, but the Charolais out perform them. At the beginning there was some use of Nelore, but I didn’t like them because they were too nervous.” Manuel is working to breed a more

❝I believe being a good cattlemen is part artisan, because it really is an art to select structural breeding traits that will breed on.❞ energy in over the years. In some areas of Mexico, ticks can be a nasty problem. Manuel’s drenching pit hasn’t been used for some years, but where most of Reynaldo’s cattle are, they dip for

sustainable Charolais. He is using a Hereford Brahaman cross female with a Charolais bull in his commercial herd with great success. “I believe being a good cattlemen is continued on page 46

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part artisan, because it really is an art to select structural breeding traits that will breed on,” explains Manuel. Besides trying to breed a better animal he has also been involved at the association level sitting on the board of directors being the secretary for many years. This visit really showed how adaptable the Charolais breed is, with the hot temperatures and sparse pickings they can still thrive and be very productive.

Manuel’s favorite commercial females – ¾ Hereford and ¼ Brahman

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Charolais International AGM The Charolais International Annual General Meeting was called to order on June 2nd, 2017, in Monterrey, Mexico. Additions were made to the agenda and it was approved. Minutes of the last AGM were adopted as presented. The financial report was presented by Clément Perrodin, France, and there was discussion on making membership payments easier. As this is an account with deposits coming from around the world, the treasurer is to investigate all options for improved deposits and investment options. The executive was given the authority to act upon the findings. The financial statements were adopted as presented. Interbeef Since the last AGM, it appears that all associations have invested their energy in genomics and the interest in Interbeef has become less than secondary. Website Candace By, secretary, reported the new website is live and many countries have submitted their information. There are others in the process of becoming involved. It is hoped that countries will submit translations of content so the site becomes accessible in many languages. Charbray Luis Enrique Villaseñor Guitliérrez thanked Charolais International for adding Charbray to the organization. They have developed a written prototype for the breed and it will be available atcharolaisinternational.com soon. The delegates were very pleased with the live cattle demonstration of the Charbray crosses and the different avenues to achieve a Charbray. Genomics Committee Charolais International will form a working committee to share genomic information around the world. Dr. Moises Montaño, Mexico will be the chairman and each country that wishes to participate is to submit a name and contact information to the 48

secretary. The first conference call will be in three months. Membership The membership drive by the secretary to activate countries that have been absent from the organization has brought some results. Charolais International will continue to reach out to inactive organizations. Youth Program Helge By, Canada, presented a program to promote organized youth activities in all countries. Youth from various countries have traveled outside their borders in the past, but it was felt youth would benefit from meeting at a common location in the world annually for leadership and educational opportunities. It is hoped that countries without youth programs may find this helpful to model start-up programs. Countries with youth programs will have opportunities to trade ideas to enhance their programs. Countries without youth programs are welcomed to host the Charolais International Youth Program providing they plan educational and social activities focusing on Charolais. Charolais International will pay half of one participant’s expenses (travel, accommodation, registration) per country to a mximum of 1000€. Home associations must submit invoices to the treasurer after the event. The participant will be responsible for the other half through fund-raising, etc. The inaugural event will be held in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Full details will be posted on the Charolais International website when available. Helge and Candace By will be the hosts. It will be held in conjunction with the 2018 Canadian Charolais Youth Conference and Show in July. The eligible ages will be 18-22. Upcoming Events 2018 – World Congress, Sweden, June 29 - July 7 2019 – World Technical Conference Charolais Banner • August 2017

- Kevin Maguire, Ireland suggested Ireland would be interested in hosting in conjunction with the Tullamore Show in August, pending approval of their board. 2020 – World Congress, Australia 2021 – World Technical Conference - Kamil Malat, Czech Republic is interested pending association approval. Election of Executive The election of the executive was uncontested. Lennart Nilsson, next Congress chairman is President, Sweden; Vice-President, France, Dominique Loulerque; VicePresident, Ireland, Kevin Maguire; Secretary, Canada, Candace By; Treasurer, France, Cécile Laine. Ben Harman thanked these volunteers profusely for a job well done. Social Media Candace By, secretary, talked about the facebook page International Charolais. There are five administrators from different countries. It is hoped that all countries will share information of their facebook and twitter accounts so it can be included in all contact information on the website. Statutes The statutes have not been reviewed since they were rewritten and it was felt they should be. Peter Phythian and Ben Harman, both of the United Kingdom, are charged with the task. If updates are required, they will be presented to delegates forty days in advance of the next annual general meeting. Protocol Colin Rex, Australia, suggested that Charolais International have a list of items to guide new members at Charolais International events to alleviate awkwardness among first time attendees. This protocol could include dress code, gift giving, AGM, etc. Colin offered to compile this. Interim Meetings Cesar Cantú, Mexico, suggested the work of Charolais International would benefit from having more continued on page 50


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CHAROLAIS INTERNATIONAL AGM, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 48 continuous interaction. He suggested a conference call or webinar, or skype, etc. meeting be held every three months. The meeting would be limited to one hour maximum. The secretary is responsible to act upon this plan. Colin Rex moved a motion of appreciation for Clément Perrodin’s involvement in Charolais International over the years. An enthusiastic round of support was expressed. Luis Enrique, president, adjourned the meeting.

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HERD HEALTH

The Power of a Fecal and Herd Management Roy Lewis DVM

Over the years we as veterinarians have done fewer and fewer fecals as the products to deworm cattle became reliable. In Canada, a product for both internal and external parasites was given. The pour on endectocides (macrocyclic lactones) were pretty much given each year and other than when lungworm would crop up in the summer, we really didn’t give much credence to other internal parasites. The bison industry however would have “worm” issues and significant losses if bison were not regularly (at least once yearly) treated. Cattle in the U.S. can also suffer severe losses from parasites. There have been over the last few years’ lots of credible evidence to resistance building up by internal worms against the macrocyclic lactones (avermectins). Parasitologists have talked about a fecal egg count reduction test (FECRT) that is measured as the percentage drop in egg counts two weeks after treatment with a dewormer. Any amount less than a 90% reduction is considered to show evidence of resistance building up. While most of the previous evidence on resistance was in the more temperate areas of the United States, recent work by pharma companies and independent researchers are showing very similar results in Canada. In multiple replicate pastures the reduction in parasites ranged from the mid 50% to the best being in the mid 80%. This clearly shows in Canada with our colder climate and winters putting parasite transmission at pastures in suspended animation, that internal parasite resistance is still becoming a problem. Alternating classes of dewormers and more strategic deworming are two possibilities to increase the effect of deworming cattle. 52

Your herd veterinarians are in the best position to offer the advice on deworming based on results of fecal sampling on a herd basis. One fecal flotation on a large herd may not provide adequate evidence but several will. They say 20 fresh individual samples on even the largest herd give a very representative sample and will catch if there are high egg shedders. The samples are easy to collect even at pasture but they must be fresh and analyzed quickly or shipped at refrigeration temperature (with ice packs). They can be random or if the producer knows the identification number write it down. Grab a golf ball sized sample with an inverted sandwich bag and refrigerate it until you can take it to a veterinary clinic. Yearlings or older calves and then cows are sampled in that order preferably in the middle of summer or just coming off pasture. A herd bull just after breeding season is also run down at that time and more susceptible to internal worms. If you want to maximize growth of your purebred calves, it is critical to know the parasite burden they are carrying. If they have gotten over a certain level, deworming will get you extra pounds in the fall. Your purebred cattle have great genetics for growth and deworming can maximize this potential. A simple test will give you lots of information. Parasite eggs as vets all remember from parasitology can be easily recognized and some species identified such as Nematodirus, trichuris, tapeworms, round worms and coccidia. What is most important is finding out the overall worm burden in your herd and then making recommendations as to product, method of administration as well as the timing of that administration. Efficacy is also taken into consideration. Deworming Charolais Banner • August 2017

parasite burden cattle will also allow the immune system to help clear up coccidia. If coccidia are identified on fecals with the internal worms in the vast majority of cases deworming will clear up the coccidian. For young calves in the spring, this is not the case as coccidiosis is caused by overwhelming exposures. Worms are not picked up until they start hitting pasture and consuming grass. In Canada, lice are still a major problem and lice are showing no resistance to the avermectins. Stacking classes of dewormers probably make sense especially if fecal results support this and in the fall when you need lice control. The benzimidazoles have been around a long time. Fenbendazole (safeguard) is a product very effective on worms including the difficult and significant Nematodirus and lungworms. It comes in various forms from a drench (with applicator hook) to a concentrated feed additive to a pelleted form. In trials using both safeguard and an avermectin class control of internal worms was 98-99% effective. In cases of very heavy worm burdens deworming two to three times six weeks apart at pasture may be necessary. Rarely is this necessary but this again stresses the need for fecal monitoring to strategically give the most benefit to an individual herd and remember cattle are continually picking up parasites at pasture. In cases where cattle cannot be easily accessed, such as at pasture, veterinarians in Canada can script in fenbendazole for use in the salt and minerals to be consumed over periods up to a week or in feed consumed over one to three days. For drenching a handy hook applicator makes administration only seconds longer than putting on endectocide. With the price of the endectocides continued on page 54


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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

2017 Show News Aidan Jamieson, National Director

With the end of summer on the horizon, and summer shows slowly coming to a pause, the CCYA National Board would like to bring forward our Financial Statement for the 2016-2017 year. Our expenses begin the list with our New Member Rebates, which cost $650.00 in total. This is where the National Board will rebate $50 towards conference registration for the members coming to CCYA for the first time. Next is the Leadership Scholarship which expensed $3000.00, and is raised through our annual Semen Auction. The Scholarship is awarded to senior members who are active in CCYA throughout the year and show leadership qualities within our program. The Essay Competition expensed $500.00 and this is an educational competition which is open to all CCYA members, where topics are based on the agriculture and Charolais industry. Website Maintenance costs $800.00 to keep our page up to date with the latest details and information. Travel Expenses were $1452.85, and this allowed for the National Board to send Shae-Lynn Evans down to the National Youth Stampede in Australia and split the cost of the

Youth Coordinator’s conference and accommodations. Our Annual Winter Meeting was $4141.08, where the National Board Members meet in Saskatoon to discuss programs as well as the conference and show. Conference Calls were $41.78 where the National Board pays the CCA for use of their call line. The Purchase Incentive Program was $135.60, and this is a program where the CCYA offers select straws of semen to use on their purchased Charolais heifer. Our Genetics Program cost $259.70, and this is another Program where the CCYA offers youth to apply for their choice of semen to use on one female each year. And rounding out the expenses is the Conference and Show $264.11, which is cost of supplies for the opening mixer as well as office supplies. As for this year’s income, we have Membership Fees $1443.00, the T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament donation of $2779.64. Calendar Date Sales raised $2550.00, where $30 is charged for each sale date in the annual Charolais Banner Calendar and CCYA receives 100% of the proceeds. The 2016 Semen Auction was $6675.00 where the annual semen auction was held with the Charolais sale at Agribition. And finally, a huge thank you goes out to the CCYA for allowing four National Board members to travel

CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching w.ching476@gmail.com Treasurer: Courtney Black cblack04@mail.uoguelph.ca Secretary: Tomina Jackson tomina.jackson@gmail.com Director: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Director: Megan McLeod rmegan.mcleod@usask.ca Director: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca 2017 CCYA Conference & Show Exec. President: Courtney Black cblack04@mail.uoguelph.ca Treasurer: Sarah Wyville Secretary: Tayler Aldcorn 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

down to the American International Junior Charolais show in Grand Island, Nebraska. The AIJCA welcomed Shae-Lynn and Shelby Evans, Wyatt Ching and Aidan Jamieson down from June 18-24, 2017. Along with the hospitality and positive environment, we met with breeders from coast to coast through the States, and expanded our knowledge of the Charolais breed.

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disease and higher reproductive rates in heavily parasitized cattle. The cycle of transmission to young calves can be broken with treatment on pasture. I know almost all cattlemen and especially purebred producers treat for both internal and external parasites at least once a year. I am suggesting going to the next level to maximize production in young Charolais Banner • August 2017

growing calves or yearlings at pasture. Fecal flotation’s can provide producers with good sound health advice to augment the other herd health services your veterinarian provides. The extra gains will be reflected in weaning weights and you will be able to identify pastures where parasite burdens are highest.


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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council President Garner Deobald elected CoChair of ChinaCanada Beef Industry Alliance CBBC President Garner Deobald of Hodgeville, Saskatchewan, was elected as Co-Chair of the newly formed China-Canada Beef Industry Alliance (CCBIA). The CCBIA was formed to further develop opportunities for beef cattle producers and private enterprise in both China and Canada. “This alliance will create a framework that will provide for expanded access for Canadian genetics and beef products” says Deobald. The CCBIA is a direct result of the signing of the

MOU between CBBC and the China Agriculture University Beef Cattle Research Center in November 2016 to expand cooperation in the following areas: • Scientific & Technology Exchange • Exchange on Genetic Resources • Market Promotion of Beef Cattle • Talents Capacity Building Canadian Beef Breeds Council President Garner Deobald shared that “the cooperation between CBBC and

the China Agriculture University will help strengthen the relationship between Canada and China and will better position our beef industry in one of the fastest growing economies in the world which will have a positive impact on our industry for many years to come.” For more information please contact: Michael Latimer, Executive Director E: mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca T: 403.730.0350 C: 403.861.7772

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Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

Members of CBBC recently completed a trade mission to Beijing China to further enhance relations between with the China agriculture industry. We attended the China’s National Symposium on Applied Techniques and Industry Economics in Beef Production. This was a scientific based conference which featured several Canadian presenters along with those from France, Australia and the USA. 56

We also participated in the opening ceremonies for the China Canada Beef Industry Alliance (CCBIA) where CBBC President (and Charolais breeder) Garner Deobald was elected Co-Chair. This alliance will serve to elevate Canada’s presence in the China beef industry with the intent on Canada being the preferred trading partner for agricultural products and services to China. It should be noted that China currently has the third largest cattle population in the world, following Charolais Banner • August 2017

Brazil and India. They recognize that they need to improve their management and genetics in order to feed their population of 1.3 billion people. The majority of cattle are either dairy or based on Simmental imported from Russia in the 1930s. Breeds native to China (Yanbian, Luxi, Qinchuan, Nanyang and Jinnan) have a mature weight which is about half that of the Simmental raised in China. As such, the pounds of beef per animal is significantly continued on page 57


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Summer Synergy Charolais Youth Win Scholarships at Summer Synergy Megan McLeod, Cochrane, Alberta, was declared the overall High Point Aggregate winner at Summer Synergy held in Olds, Alberta, from July 12-15, winning $4000 in scholarships. Other CCYA members winning scholarships were Bret Marshall, Innisfail, $2000; Ward Marshall, Innisfail, $2000; Kailey Wirsta, Elk Point, $1000; Lexi Wirsta, Elk Point, $1000. Charolais members’ six year accumulation of scholarships totals $73,500. Over 200 youth participated in this year’s event. In total, 44 youth received scholarships exceeding $80,000. The scholarships were sponsored by the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Foundation.

Charolais wins Reserve Champion Female at the Alberta Provincial 4-H Heifer Show

Reegan McLeod, Claresholm, AB, had a great day July 12th, at the Alberta 4-H Provincial Heifer Show. She won Grand Champion Charolais Female and was overall Reserve Champion Female, with CML Firefly 502C, by CML Encore 4Y and her MVY All Shook Up 18C heifer calf. The Judge was Kurt Pedersen. Two days later in the Alberta Summer Synergy Show, Reegan and her pair won Reserve Champion Charolais Female, judged by Dr Scott Schaake.

Grand Champion Charolais Female at Summer Synergy – CML Desirae 558C and her heifer calf sired by MVY All Shook Up 18C, Megan McLeod, Cochrane

CBBC, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 56 lower than cattle in North America*. Until now, beef production has not been the primary focus of their government which has been focused more on pork, poultry and lamb production. With the emergence of a wealthy middle class, which places a high degree of value on luxury items (exotic cars and brand name clothing), imported beef will feature prominently as one of these status symbols. It is also important to

recognize that although they are looking to improve and increase beef production, they recognize that they will not be able to supply all of the beef they need. Canada, Australia and the USA will be a primary source of the high-quality beef that the new middle class and upper class will be demanding. They have identified Canada as a source of production expertise and genetics that will work especially well in the

northern regions of China where the climate is similar to ours. This is an incredible opportunity for both the Canadian beef and genetics sectors of our industry. * Citation: Han X.P., Hubbert B, Hubbert ME, Reinhardt CD (2016) Overview of the Beef Cattle Industry in China: The widening Deficit between Demand and Output in a Vicious Circle. J Fisheries Livest Prod 4: 190. doi: 10.4172/2332-

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

Manitoba Charolais AGM The 50th Annual General Meeting of the Manitoba Charolais Association was held at the ranch of Hans and Mary Myhre, Myhre Land and Cattle, near Dauphin. The AGMs were held in January in Brandon for the last number of years, but a change in format to the summer in conjunction with a pen show proved to be a positive change. Although an overnight rain made the yard a bit muddy everyone pulled out the rubber boots and weren’t bothered by it. Nearly 30% of the membership was on hand for the AGM and good discussion took place on a number of topics. Hans Myhre was elected President with Jeff Cavers, LaRiviere, taking on the 1st Vice-President duties. The 2nd Vice-President is Andre Steppler, Miami and Rae TrimbleOlson, Portage la Prairie stays on as Secretary-Treasurer. Re-Elected to the board of directors for three-year terms were Trent Hatch, Oak Lake; Michael Hunter, Roblin and Jeff Cavers. Newly elected to the board were Tyler Stewart, Foxwarren; Jared Preston, Ste. Rose and Andre Steppler replacing retiring directors Kevin Stebeleski, Oakburn; Shawn Airey, Rivers and Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie. Shawn and Jim will remain on the MCA board as directors of the

Canadian Charolais Association. President of the CCA and Mel Reekie, the General Manager, were on hand For the year ending 2016 the financial report showed new assets of to give an update and answer questions on national association and just over $24,000 with total revenue office business. for the year over $32,000 and expenses just under $31,000 for a net After the meeting people looked at profit of $1,100. Promotion is the the 31 pens of cattle which included largest expenditure with just under cow/calf pairs both purebred and $6,000 invested in Cattle Country and commercial and yearling heifers Radio advertising and the MCA which were judged by Campbell website. Promotion at numerous Forsyth, Eriksdale and Ken Foster, events and sponsorships totaled Dauphin. An excellent catered supper another nearly $7,500. was served to 85 and the awards were presented on a beautiful The MCA gave out about 70 show evening. C2 Charolais, Jeff and Jackie comb holders to 4-H members Cavers, La Riviere, were voted the exhibiting Charolais influence Breeder of the Year and Soura-Horan animals this year and last year they Farms Ltd, Bowsman, won the gave out red fluffer combs. Commercial Producer of the Year In other business, the Manitoba award. The pen show winners were Bulletin was a break even on the 3 announced and visiting continued issues in 2016 with the board looking into the evening. for someone to produce it in the future. The MCA gave out two $750 education scholarships to Logan Cline, Belmont and Caden Lazaruk, Rossburn and encourage more to apply. There were many By-Law changes brought forth by the board of directors and all were passed. Shawn Airey presents the Commercial Producer of the Year Darwin Rosso, Award to Martin, Deona & Amy Horan of Soura-Horan Farms Ltd

Manitoba Charolais Association Board of Directors (l-r)Ron McDonald, Sidney; Shawn Airey, Rivers (Past President & CCA Director); Matthew Ramsey, Strathclair; Jeff Cavers, La Riviere (1st Vice-Presdent); Trent Hatch, Oak Lake; Hans Myhre, Dauphin (President); Scott Johnston, Rathwell; Andre Steppler, Miami (2nd Vice-President), Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie (CCA Director); Rae Trimble-Olson, Portage la Prairie (Sec.-Treas.); Jared Preston, Ste. Rose; Brad Cline, Belmont; Michael Hunter, Roblin; Tyler Stewart, Foxwarren; (missing-Rob Gilliland, Virden)

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Saskatchewan Charolais AGM The 54th Saskatchewan Charolais Association Annual General Meeting was held July 30th at Johnstone Auction Mart at Moose Jaw. A sweltering day with highs of 37 degrees Celsius didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the 33 people in attendance for the meeting or the approximately 45 for the steak supper after. Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw, was elected President, with Jared McTavish, Moosomin, as 1st VicePresident; Stephen Wielgosz, Yellow Creek, 2nd Vice-President and Dave Blechinger, Rosetown, goes into his 10th year as Secretary-Treasurer. Re-elected to another three year term on the nine member board was Stephen Wielgosz; Jordan Moore, Redvers and Matt Jones, Gull Lake, were elected for their first term replacing retiring directors Carey Weinbender, Canora and Mike McAvoy, Arelee. The 2016 financial statement showed net earnings of over $4,000 on revenues of $62,700 and expenses of $58,500 with assets of over $49,000. Advertising and Promotion was one of the biggest expenditures in the budget at over $13,000. Their focus has changed and they are using video ads in the Heartland Auction Barns across Saskatchewan and Manitoba. They invested in pop-up displays with four sets of two available for use in each corner of the province on request. They are shifting their fieldman direction with Bob Jackson not going to the Feeder Calf and Bred Heifer sales, but to more industry events and trade shows. In 2016, he attended many sales as well as the Tremuende field day, the Stockgrowers AGM and Sask Beef Industry Conference. In 2016, the budget for the Fieldman was $13,500 but only $7,000 is budgeted for 2017. SCA coffee cups are continued to be used and are available through the board of directors. They are also looking ahead to put up signage in other sales facilities. They changed the format for the SCA Commercial Breeder of the Year with having the 62

Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board of Directors (front l-r) Jared McTavish, Moosomin (1st Vice-President); Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw (President); Stephen Wielgosz, Yellow Creek (2nd Vice-President); Dave Blechinger, Rosetown (Sec-Treas.). (back l-r) Matt Jones, Gull Lake; Raymond Paschke, Love; Jordan Moore, Redvers; Tyler Smyth, Herbert; Mike Neilson, Willowbrook

Left: Kelly Howe and Jared McTavish present retiring directors Mike McAvoy and Carey Weinbender with belt buckles in appreciation for their time spent on the board; Right: Kelly Howe and Jared McTavish also presented an appreciation gift to Carey and in particular LeeAnn Weinbender for all the work she has done for the SCA while Carey was on the board

auction marts in the province provide nominations of which the board votes one and it is presented at the Agribition show. Last year they also finished up the Breeder Directory and are still distributing them through auction markets, trade shows, etc. They discontinued their radio advertising campaign to shift to other ideas listed above. In 2016, the SCA sent out promotional items to 63 4-H members in the form of DQ gift cards or power bars with the SCA logo. There were three regional winners that received fitting pants embroidered with the SCA and 4-H logos. This year there were 98 kids in 27 different clubs that showed Charolais sired animals. Also, this year every 4-H member that showed a Charolais sired calf Charolais Banner • August 2017

was entered in a draw to win a $1,000 sale credit to be used to purchase a current year heifer calf at a Saskatchewan fall female sale. The draw was made at the AGM and Morgan Debenham, Kennedy was the lucky winner. CCA directors Darwin Rosso and Mike Elder were on hand to give an update and answer questions on national association business. Following the meeting the 24 head of cattle including cow/calf pairs, yearling heifers and bull and heifer calves were on display and judged by Cody Doetzel, Lipton; Barney Bryce, Ormiston and Murray Andrew, Moose Jaw. Before announcing the winners, a calcutta auction was held to create some interest and be a fund raiser for the AGM.


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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.

Welcome Twin Boys! Mike and Lisa are pleased to welcome Grady Darrel, weighing 5 lb., 10 oz. and Mason Elgin, weighing 7 lb., 5 oz., born March 29, 2017, to the Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Dale and Lois Howe are the proud grandparents. It’s a Girl! Stephen and Kristin Wielgosz, Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle, Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan, welcomed Charlotte Kathleen on May 1, 2017. She weighed 7 lb., 13 oz. and measured 22" long. Charlotte has two very helpful big sisters, Anna and Ava and an extremely proud big brother, Carter!

currently employed as the Director of Agricultural Accounts for the Laurentian Bank. Geneviève is pictured with her parents Gilbert and Chantel. It’s a Boy! Kord William Ippolito was born February 21, 2017 weighing 7 lb., 10 oz., measuring 20.5 inches. Kylie McRae and Darren Ippolito, of Moose Creek Cattle, Kisbey, Saskatchewan, are the proud parents. Ormiston Graduates Lynsay Ormiston, from Southview Farms in Courtice Ontario, recently graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College with a diploma in Custom Border Services. Lynsay is a CCYA Alumni. It’s a Girl!

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Big brother Rhett is proud to introduce his new baby sister Kira, born May 10, 2017, 7 lb 10 oz, 18.5’’ long. Proud parents Kurtis and Chelsea Black are very excited to expand their show crew for WhiteWater Livestock, Haley Station, Ontario. Kurtis is a CCYA Alumni. Black Convocates Courtney Black convocated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours, with a major in Anthropology and a minor Charolais Banner • August 2017

in International Development, from the University of Guelph. She will begin a postgraduate program in International Development Project Management in the fall at Humber College. Courtney is currently the treasurer for the CCYA National Board and has served in other capacities over the years and is from Blackbern Farms, Foresters Falls, Ontario. Evans Convocates Shae-Lynn Evans, daughter of Layne and Paula Evans, Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston, Saskatchewan, convocated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Shae-Lynn completed her certification and will be working as a Registered Nurse in the Saskatoon Health District starting in August. She is currently the President of the Canadian Charolais Youth Association National Board. Evans Wins Tanya Howe Damsgaard Scholarship Shelby Evans, Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston, Saskatchewan, was a recipient of the Tanya Howe Damsgaard Memorial Scholarships awarded this year for the first time. This $1000 annual scholarship is awarded to students who have completed at least one year of post secondary education in agriculture, pharmacy, science or continued on page 66


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health sciences at a Canadian college or university. Selection criteria is based on agriculture background, community service and academic performance. The scholarship was established by family and friends of Tanya after her brief battle with cancer. The application form is available at www.howefarm.ca. Scott Elected Olds Ag Society President Craig Scott was recently elected President of the Olds Regional Exhibition. He has been a volunteer in many capacities over the years. Wenzel – Hunter Wed

Candace Wenzel and Michael Hunter were married on June 17, 2017 in Minitonas, Manitoba. Candace is a veterinarian in the Roblin Veterinary clinic and Michael is part of the family operation, Hunter Charolais. Michael is also a CCYA Alumni. They reside on a farm north of Roblin, Manitoba.

Josephberg, Alberta. They are presently living in Edmonton looking at moving to the outskirts. Larissa is the daughter of Lorne and Effie Lakusta, Spruce View Charolais, of Andrew. Charolais Breeders Receive BMO Farm Family Award at Calgary Stampede Together, the Calgary Stampede and BMO Bank of Montreal recognized 19 southern Alberta families during the 2017 BMO Farm Family Awards at Stampede Park. The awards acknowledged each farm family’s commitment to agriculture and the community. This event showcases those who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability. The winning families also received a photograph session, a personalized farm gate sign and were treated to the afternoon Stampede Rodeo. Charolais breeder recipients were Turnbull Charolais, Gallelli Family Farm and Kaiser Charolais Farm. Turnbull Charolais, MD of Pincher Creek Turnbull Charolais operates on Curtis Turnbull’s great-grandfather’s homestead dating back to 1898. The homestead was a halfway point

between Twin Butte and Brocket, where the grain elevator was. There is still an old barn there that was used as a stopping point to water horses and rest overnight. “You can still see the wagon trail and really feel the ruts if you drive over it,” says Nanette. Kimberly is intent on preserving the practise of raising cattle. Dyllan is into the machinery and growing side of the operation. This year Turnbull Charolais had the highest selling bull in Canada at the annual High Country Bull Sale. It has been decades in the making. In 1998, Curtis and Nanette were married and lived in the ranch’s original two-bedroom home, complete with dirt floor basement and coal chute. “The two younger kids still miss living in the old house. There are a lot of warm memories there,” says Nanette. Kelly, their daughter, wants to take it over one day. Curtis started building his herd in high school and now they have more than 200 females. Their family grows hay, custom hays and rents pasture land, including a patch in Waterton once owned by Curtis’s great uncle. They are always on the go. The girls figure skate and ride in the 4-H Pincher Creek Silver Reins Light Horse Club and Dyllan is in pond continued on page 68

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hockey. The family does highway cleanups, works in rodeo concessions and helps cater community events. Gallelli Family Farm, Rocky View County Darcey Gallelli’s grandfather Joseph Gallelli homesteaded in the Crossfield district in 1905. A farmer and stonemason, his workmanship can be seen in the Crossfield Hotel, in brick buildings in the town and on the Collicutt ranch. Darcey’s wife, Leisa also has impressive ties to southern Alberta history. Her greatgreat-grandfather was George Murdoch, who moved to Calgary from New Brunswick in 1883. A year later, he was elected Calgary’s first mayor. Her other great-greatgrandparents came to Calgary in 1883, purchasing the land now known as Olympic Hill to raise their cattle and Clydesdales. These days, the Gallellis run a grain, hay and cattle farm on what was once the home quarter of Leisa’s grandfather. It is truly a family farm, with everyone taking distinct roles. Darcey, a licensed heavy-duty mechanic, operates and maintains most of the equipment and looks after the grain marketing and equipment purchases. As Leisa has a Bachelor of Science in agronomy, she takes care of the crop scouting and pesticides. She also does the accounting. She and son Russell manage the day to day work of the cow-calf operation, with Russell in charge of the breeding, showing and marketing of his purebred Charolais. He is also a precision agriculture specialist for Cervus Equipment, John Deere. Daughter Kelly is a certified animal health technician and her husband Braden is a B pressure journeyman welder. They have horses and cattle on their operation near Pine Lake. Son Raymond got his Class 1 license so he could haul grain. He has his own herd of cattle, even though he’s graduating this year with his Bachelor of Management degree and will continue his education at law school this fall. The Gallelli children have each received the Platinum Award of Excellence for 4-H Achievement. 68

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Darcey and Leisa have served as club leaders and assistant leaders. Raymond and Russell volunteer with the Airdrie Pro Rodeo and the family has hosted farm tours from around the world. Leisa is Calgary’s Regional 4-H representative for the 4-H Provincial Beef Advisory Board and represents the 4-H youth on the University of Calgary’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Council. Kaiser Charolais Farm, Wheatland County Randy and Wendy Kaiser are dedicated to keeping their Duck Lake area, near the village of Hussar community going. “This is a wonderful community and we are trying to get young kids to move back here,” says Wendy. Hussar is about 90 km east of Calgary. “It’s a vibrant community with a lot of the next generation of farmers coming back. We want to keep it alive, so we’ve got lots of sports and fine arts happening.” The Kaisers moved to the area in the 1940s when George Kaiser bought the land. His son Herb served in the Army Reserve and joined the RCMP after the war. He returned to the farm in 1948, where he and his wife, Mary, raised their five children. Their son Randy met Wendy in high school and the couple bought additional land in 1979 to raise their family of Cole, Charolais Banner • August 2017

Lacy and Brady. When Herb passed away in 2003, the couple moved to the original family farm. Now they run a 2200-acre mixed farm on two parcels and they rent two pastures for their purebred Charolais herd. This year they calved 160 cows and currently raise bulls for their own use. That wasn’t always the case. In the 1980s through the late 1990s they also showed and sold bulls. Randy chaired many boards, including the Alberta Charolais Association and the Alberta Cattle Breeders. He currently chairs the Hussar Fire Association. He’s also a past board member of the Alberta Cattle Commission, VIDO Beef Tech, Water of Wheatland and the Hussar Ag Society, among others. Wendy has shared her bookkeeping talents as a board member with the Hussar Curling Club, Hussar Skating Club, Home and School Association and Hussar Crisis Society, to name a few. She’s currently casino co-ordinator for the Ag Society and Curling Clubs, secretary of the Hussar Hall Board and a director with Rosebud Gas Coop. They’ve both coached local sports teams as well. Randy and Wendy are past 4-H leaders, and the three younger Kaisers have served as public speaking judges and put on clinics. continued on page 69


WE ALL NEED A LAUGH

Road Tales Candace By

Being in this business provides opportunities to meet people from all over the world. While attending a World Charolais Congress in Brazil, we became friends with a couple from New Zealand. The following year, they visited Canada and we had the pleasure of opening our home to them and touring them through some herds. Helge took them to Manitoba for a couple of days to attend Ag-Ex. He likes to stay in the same hotels as much as possible when travelling so he gets to know the staff. His hotel of choice at that time employed excellent staff with a great sense of humour that knew him well. When he arrived with his guests to check-in, he said, “Hi. We need two rooms. One smoking with no sex and the other non-smoking with lots of sex for my friends.” His slightly

conservative guests where quite shocked, or in New Zealand terms – gobsmacked by his words. The hotel clerk was not phased at all by Helge’s request and handed him a key saying, “One smoking room with no sex,” and turning to our friends, she handed them a key saying, “and one non-smoking room with lots of sex.” She said it as if she said it every day of her life. Our poor guests turned every shade of red imaginable and somehow managed to get out a “thank you.” Upon their return to our home, they had recovered enough to be able to tell me about it with humour. Within a year, they had set up a tour for us in New Zealand. Helge was to speak at three different breeder meetings about the need for an identification program. They heard how our program enabled us

to get through BSE and actually increase beef consumption. It was a timely presentation as they were just in discussions about the need for an identification program. When we arrived at our friends’ home, she showed us to a choice of two rooms. The signs on the doors read “No smoking, lots of sex” and “Smoking, no sex”. We had a fairly good laugh about the whole story, but it wasn’t the last laugh. Our hostess proceeded to tell us that when she was preparing for our arrival, she was vacuuming in our room and the electrical outlet started to smoke and spark. She had to call an electrician to attend to the problem. He of course was a local guy and thought he knew them well. When she led him to the room he paused to read the sign on the door, ‘No smoking, lots of sex’. We aren’t sure who was more embarassed.

Follow us on Twitter! @CharolaisBanner CHAROLAIS LIFE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 68 Cole is coaching hockey, serving as President of the Lions Club and volunteering in Hussar. He’s bought a house in the village, but commutes to Calgary for work. Lacy is co-owner of a barbershop in Calgary and Brady is studying to be an electrician. All three help during crunch time on the farm and the hope is that they will continue the family traditions of farming and community service. “I always say, ‘A bored person is a lazy person, and vice-versa,” Wendy says. “Around here, it’s always go, go, go.”

Wendy & Randy Kaiser, Stampede President Dave Sibbald

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OBITUARY

John Reykdal John Reykdal, Reykdal Farms Charolais, of Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, passed away on July 22nd after a brief battle with cancer. He leaves to mourn, his one true

love, his wife of 35 years, Jeanne, along with their children, Dawn Olinyk (Allan), Jennifer Darknell (Tim), Graham and Derek (his girlfriend Tai), as well as John's three grandsons, Carter, Jack and Deacon. John and his brother David farmed together. John was a director on the

Manitoba Charolais Association board for many years and a director on the Canadian Charolais Association board of directors from 2001 to 2005. John was a very mild mannered man with a dry sense of humour and a distinctive giggle that many will remember.

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Wilfred Caul Wilfred Stephen “Willie” Caul, Caul Charolais, Devlin, Ontario, passed away on May 21st, 2017, at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife Lois of 60 years, his son Keith and wife Jodi. His grandchildren Kayla (Rey), Mackenzie and Riley

(Crystal) and great grandsons Rustin and Ryker. Wilfred worked for the department of highways for 32 years, but his true passion was farming. Even after he retired he continued to farm until he became ill in the fall of 2016. Willie

was a great Charolais enthusiast and breeder in the Rainy River Country of Ontario for decades. His son Keith continues to raise purebred Charolais and Quarter horses.

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Clayton Dodge June 5, 1925 April 27, 2017

Clayton Dodge, of Miami, Manitoba, passed away April 27th, at the age of 91. Clayton was born in Miami and grew up on the family farm located 7 miles north of Darlingford, MB. He attended Opawaka school but never completed his schooling because he was needed on the farm. He stayed there working alongside his Dad until 1956 when he married Gertrude

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Hohertz and they moved to Little Fox, Illinois. There he worked in the construction industry building interstate overpasses and houses. In 1959, they moved back to Darlingford to take over the Dodge farm. In January 1960, their first daughter, Judy, was born followed by Connie in April, 1962. In the late 1960s, Clayton and Gert invested in

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purebred Charolais cattle which kept them busy for the next 30 years. From 1963 to the 90s Clayton and Gert ran a Charolais herd under the name of Dodge Charolais at Darlingford. Clayton was predeceased by Gert in 2000. She was the first MCA secretary from 1968 to 1971 and both were very active in the early days of Charolais in Manitoba.


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ASSOCIATION NEWS

Welcome New Members/Nouveau Membres WIESE AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES INC Westlock, AB

AMM MFG INC. Proton Station,ON

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BRUBACHER FAMILY FARMS Mount Forest, ON

MARTY & JOANNE WHITE Lamable, ON

BZBT CATTLE CO Melanathon, ON

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CHAD LEAN Roseneath, ON

NELSON-HIRSCHE PUREBREDS Del Bonita, AB

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NORCONN Mount Forest, ON

COLIN MCLEOD (JR) Claresholm, AB

CREW CATTLE COMPANY Veteran, AB

NORMAC FARMS St Thomas, ON

JOHNSTON CHAROLAIS (JR) Rathwell, MB

CUMBERLAND CHAROLAIS Cornwall, PEI

PRAIRIE TRAIL RANCH Killarney, MB

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CYPRESS COUNTY CHAROLAIS Ralston, AB

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FLEMING LIVESTOCK CORP. Winfield, AB

TERRY CREEK CHAROLAIS Baltimore, ON

MASON CORNTHWAITE (JR) Grayson, SK

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VALLEY RIDGE CHAROLAIS The Blue Mountains, ON

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events August 15-17 Canadian Beef Industry Conference, BMO Centre on Stampede Park, Calgary, AB August 26 Valanjou Charolais Open House “Celebrating 50 Years in Charolais” at the farm, Clyde, AB September 1 & 2 Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show, Herbert (SK) Rodeo Grounds September 30 Mack’s Charolais “Heart of the Herd Sale”, 7:00 p.m., Hoard’s Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON October 7 Hunt Charolais Dispersal Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoard’s Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON October 14 Autumn Prestige Sale, 6:30 p.m., Hoard’s Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON October 15 M & L Cattle Company Open House and Beef Day, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Indian River, ON October 21 Uppin’ the Ante Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON October 26 Wheat King Jackpot Bull Show, 3:00 p.m, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB October 26 Canadian National Charolais Sale, 7:00 p.m., Keystone Centre

October 27 Canadian National Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB November 3 Toronto Royal Charolais Show, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON November 4 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Bull and Female Sale, at the ranch, Del Bonita, AB November 10 FarmFair International Charolais Show, 1:30 p.m., Hall B, Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB November 11 Farmfair Alberta Supreme Show of Champions, 4:00 p.m., Hall D, Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB November 11 Atlantic Elite Sale, 1:00 p.m., Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS November 23 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale, 3:30 p.m., Sales Arena, Regina, SK November 24 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Regina, SK November 25 Canadian Western Agribition RBC Beef Supreme Challenge, 4:00 p.m., Regina, SK November 29 Acadia Colony Charolais and Angus Bull Sale, at the farm, Oyen, AB December 1 Sterling Collection Sale, 1:30 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales Charolais Banner • August 2017

December 5 No Borders Select Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB December 7 Alberta Charolais Associations Annual Meeting & Alberta Select Single Bull Show, Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 8 Alberta Charolais Select Sale, 1:30 p.m., Red Deer (AB) Westerner Park December 9 Tully & Arlene Hatch, Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Dispersal Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Brandon, MB December 9 Working Girls Female Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Market December 11 Wilgenbusch Charolais Volume II Biennial Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Halbrite, SK December 13 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB December 14 Gerrard Cattle Co Complete Charolais Herd Dispersal, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Market December 15 Char-Maine Ranching 13th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort MacLeod, AB June 29 - July 7, 2018 World Charolais Congress, Sweden 81


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Advertisers Index A and D Charolais ........................................59 Amabec Charolais ...................................59,78 Annuroc Charolais........................................78 B Bar D Charolais..........................................78 Baker Farms .............................................65,78 Bar H Charolais.............................................79 Bar Punch Ranch ..........................................76 Beck Farms....................................................79 BeRich Farms ...............................................76 Blackbern Charolais ................................59,78 BoJan Enterprises ........................................79 Borderland Cattle Co. ..................................79 BovaTech Ltd. ..............................................75 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. .............................75 Bricney Stock Farms .....................................79 Bridor Charolais.......................................65,78 Brimner Cattle Company .............................79 Buffalo Lake Charolais ................................76 By Livestock .............................................13,59 Canadian Charolais Association .............1417 Carey, Brent .............................................61,75 Cedardale Charolais .....................................78 Cedarlea Farms.............................................79 Charla Moore Farms.....................................79 CharMaine Ranching ..................................76 Charolais Journal..........................................75 Chartop Charolais ........................................80 Charworth Charolais Farms .........................76 Chomiak Charolais ......................................76 Circle Cee Charolais Farms ...........................76 Cline Cattle Co..............................................77 Cockburn Farms............................................78 Connell, Charles & MaryJo...........................59 Cooper Charolais ..........................................59 Cornerview Charolais ...................................65 Cougar Hill Ranch ........................................80 Coyote Flats Charolais...............................9,76 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co. ..............21,80 C2 Charolais.............................................35,77 DavisRairdan ...............................................75 Defoort Stock Farm ......................................77 Demarah Farms ............................................80 Diamond W Charolais .............................63,80 DLMS.............................................................61 Dorran, Ryan ................................................75 Double P Stock Farms ..................................77 Dowell Charolais ..........................................76 Dubuc Charolais ...........................................79 DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle .........65,78 Eaton Charolais ............................................81 Echo Spring Charolais ..................................65 Edge, Dean ...................................................75 Elder Charolais Farms...........................5,11,80 Ericson Livestock Services ............................75 Ferme Palerme ........................................59,79 Fischer Charolais...........................................76 Flat Valley Cattle Co.....................................76 Fleury, Michael .............................................75

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Flewelling, Craig ..........................................75 Footprint Farms ......................................45,76 Future Farms.................................................76 Gerrard Cattle Co. ..............................49,65,76 Gilliland Bros. Charolais ...............................80 Good Anchor Charolais...........................67,76 H.S. Knill Company Ltd. ...............................75 Happy Haven Charolais...........................58,77 Harcourt Charolais .......................................80 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co. .......................78 Harvie Ranching ..........................................76 HEJ Charolais ...............................................76 Herdbook of Mexico ....................................71 Hicks Charolais .............................................78 High Bluff Stock Farm ...............................7,78 Holk Charolais ..............................................76 Hopewell Charolais ......................................80 Horseshoe E Charolais.............................33,80 Howe Family Farm ..................................25,80 HTA Charolais Farm .....................................78 Hunt Charolais .............................................38 Hunter Charolais ...................................78,IBC JMB Charolais ..............................................78 Johnson Charolais ........................................76 Johnstone Auction .......................................75 Kaiser Cattle Co............................................76 Kanewischer, Jerry........................................75 KayR Land & Cattle Ltd.....................11,29,76 KCH Charolais ...............................................77 Kirlene Cattle ..........................................59,78 La Ferme Patry de Weedon .........................79 Land O' Lakes Charolais ..........................59,78 Langstaff Charolais .................................65,78 Laurel Creek Ranch ......................................80 Leemar Charolais..........................................76 LEJ Charolais............................................37,78 LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch ...................81 M & L Cattle Co. ...........................................79 Mack's Charolais......................................53,79 Maple Leaf Charolais ...................................77 Martens Cattle Co. ..................................50,80 Martens Charolais ........................................78 McAvoy Charolais Farm ...............................80 McCulloch, Andy ..........................................65 McKay Charolais ...........................................78 McKeary Charolais .......................................77 McLeod Livestock .........................................75 McTavish Farms........................................20,80 Medonte Charolais..................................65,79 Miller Land & Livestock................................79 Murphy Livestock .........................................77 Mutrie Farms ................................................80 Myhre Land and Cattle ................................78 Nahachewsky Charolais ...............................80 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds ............................43 Norheim Ranching .......................................75 Northlands ....................................................55 P & H Ranching Co. ......................................77

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Packer Charolais ...........................................79 Palmer Charolais .....................................23,80 Parklane Charolais .......................................77 Patrirdge Hollow Charolais .........................59 Phillips Farms...........................................63,80 Pine Bluff Farm.............................................47 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ...................12,13,78 Potter Charolais.......................................59,79 Prairie Cove Consulting ..........................27,75 Prairie Gold Charolais ..................................80 ProChar Charolais .......................................77 Qualman Charolais ......................................80 Raffan, Don ..................................................75 Rawes Ranches ........................................41,77 Rebuild with Steel ........................................75 Reeleder, Andrew.........................................75 Rollin' Acres Charolais ............................65,79 Rosso Charolais.............................................80 Royale Charolais ...........................................79 RRTS Charolais ..............................................77 Saddleridge Farming Co. .............................77 SanDan Charolais Farms ..............................77 Saunders Charolais ..................................65,79 Scarth Cattle Co............................................78 Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co........................80 Sharodon Farms ...........................................79 Skeels, Danny ...............................................75 Sliding Hills Charolais...................................80 Southview Farms ..........................................79 A. Sparrow Farms ........................................IFC Springside Farms .......................................6,77 Spruce View Charolais.............................28,77 Stephen Charolais Farm ..........................51,80 Steppler Farms Ltd. ..................................3,78 Stock, Mark...................................................75 Stockmen's Insurance...................................76 Sugarloaf Charolais ......................................77 Sunrise Charolais .....................................65,79 T Bar C Cattle Co. .........................................76 Taylor Farms..................................................59 Temple Farms................................................80 Thistle Ridge Ranch......................................77 Transcon Livestock Corp...............................76 TriN Charolais .........................................39,78 Turnbull Charolais ...................................31,77 Valanjou Charolais .......................................28 Western Litho ...............................................76 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company...........65,79 White Lake Colony .......................................77 WhiteWater Livestock..................................79 Wienk Charolais ...........................................11 Wilgenbusch Charolais ...................11,81,OBC Wilkie Ranch.................................................77 Windyview Farms .........................................59 Wood River Charolais ..................................81 Wrangler Charolais ............................18,19,77 Wright, Carl ..................................................65


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