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December 2020


2021 ANNUAL BULL SALE

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THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BREEDERS WHO P U RC HASE D 2 0 2 0 F E M A L E S F ROM O U R P RO G R A M T H I S FA L L ! TYSON AND ALEXYS ROPPELL KIPLING, SK

LITTLE RAINBOW RANCH MOOSOMIN, SK

LAKEVIEW CHAROLAIS MARWAYNE, AB

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Welcome to the Charolais business Scott Stock Farm, Crossfield, AB Jonathon, Camille, Shelby and Bow Scott Thank you to this successful Angus operation for purchasing a package of females to start their Charolais herd. We wish them well and welcome them to the breed.

Wishing everyone all the best in the Holiday Season and a prosperous 2021. Stop By AnytiMe to See ouR Bull pen SellinG in ouR

10tH AnnuAl Bull SAle, MARCH 14tH, At tHe fARM. Box 7, Miami, MB R0G 1H0 6 miles W of Miami and 1.5 miles S Andre & Katie 204.435.2463 C 204.750.1951 stepplerfarms@hotmail.com • @steppler_andre www.stepplerfarms.com Charolais Banner • December 2020

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December 2020 VOL. 54, NO. 5 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 T 306-584-7937 • Fax 306-546-3942 www.charolaisbanner.com charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767 Helge By, Manager/Publisher

Features Profile – Rawes Ranches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Uppin’ the Ante Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Fall Feature Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Hicks Charolais Homozygous Polled Female Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 CCA New Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Charolais Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Sharing Our Genetics Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Walking Plow Charolais Dispersal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Sales in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Winsnes Farms Relocation Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Sterling Collection Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 We Need All Types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Quebec Charolais Association AGM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Obituary – Ernie Esau . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Obituary – Stanley Petracek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Canadian Western Agribition Virtual Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Obituary – Grant Shuttleworth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Saskatchewan Charolais Association AGM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Foot Score Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 How Many Can You Name?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

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From the Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dans nos champs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Canadian Charolais Association News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 De la Charolais Association Canadienne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Canadian Charolais Youth Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Charolais Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Herd Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Magazine Rates and Deadlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Index of Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

On the cover... a frosty winter scene

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All Rates Are Listed In Canadian Funds Canada (Canadian prices include 5% GST) 1 yr. – $52.50 3 yrs. – $136.50 USA

1 yr. – $80, 1st class (2 week delivery) – $140 3 yrs. – $215, 1st class (2 week deliver) – $395

Overseas 1 yr. – $85, 1st class (2 week delivery) – $150 3 yrs. – $225, 1st class (2 week delivery) – $420 ­ nimals in the photographs in the Banner have not been altered by computer enA hancement or mechanical methods according to the knowledge of the publisher. The material produced in this publication is done so with the highest integrity, however, we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. We are responsible for only the value of the advertisement. Charolais Banner (ISSN 0824-1767) is published 5 times per year (February, May, Aug, Oct and December) by Charolais Banner Inc., Regina, SK. Postage paid at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Printed by: Western Litho Printers Ltd. Publication No. 40047726 Registration No. 9810 Return undeliverable addresses (covers only) to: Charolais Banner 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Canada charolaisbanner@gmail.com

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PRoFits Realized FRoM Value added Charcross cattle have a tremendous advantage because of their high-performance potential in all stages of the production cycle, from birth to retail. Cow/Calf producers realize profits from value added genetics. Now, more than ever, producers benefit from raising cattle that generate the highest possible profit in all stages of the beef supply chain; cow/calf pairs, weaned calves, background cattle, feeders, and retail carcasses. The long time Rawe Ranch slogan “The Ranch where performance is no accident!” demonstrates a commitment to performance testing and encompasses all stages of production. While producing sound, functional cattle that are pleasing to the eye, we are continually working towards

development and production in our herd and the Charolais breed. Generations of information have been measured and made available to make decisions in focused areas that add value and realize profit. Rapid growth means more revenue, high feed efficiency means less inputs, and carcasses with high yields and marbling provide an optimal product. Total performance, from the ground up, has been built into a program where quality and consistency are proven. When you invest in a Rawe Ranch herd sire, you are investing in opportunity to expand your herds potential and realize increased profit from a value-added proven program. Let our family’s commitment to the beef industry benefit you!

38th AnnuAl PeRFoRManCe tested CHaRolais Bull sale Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Strome, AB Offering 170 Two-Year Olds For updates, pictures, videos and catalogue check our website:

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

Visiting over the summer and fall with countless numbers of breeders, there are many needing new herdbulls this spring. I also know from touring the pastures and pens this summer and fall, there is a great selection of new genetics available to compliment any program. So, what are you budgeting for your next herdbull? I was visiting with another breeder and we were discussing how much commercial producers spend on their bulls. It looks like about the price of three bred heifers. Commercial bred heifers, let’s say, averaged roughly $2,200 a piece this fall, and the average price of a bull last spring was close to $6,000. So, if purebred bred heifers averaged about $5,500 last fall, what is your budget? I am now including an email sent earlier this fall to me from Graham and Katrina Blanche, Charnelle Charolais, in Queensland, Australia. G’Day to all you folks in Canada. Hope you are all safe and well! I have just finished a summary of the Queensland Charolais bull selling season… and thought you may be interested in it. This is Queensland only sales. It includes auction sales only and does not include paddock and private sales. The year 2020, we may want to forget for a lot of reasons. Our worst drought ever, the disappointment on the World Congress cancelled, and of course the virus, but it has been a phenomenal year for our Charolais Bull Sales with nearly 1000 bulls selling for a $9700 average. 54 of these bulls made $20,000 or more with a top price of $64,000. Our sale was the Coolabunia Classic. How we would have loved to show the World Congress this line up of bulls! A lot of the strength of the market has been the return to selecting Euro bulls to use over Bos Indicus herds in the North

and Central Qld away from using Angus in recent years. We are very dry in most of Qld at the moment, but the promise is for a good season, Regards Graham All 2020 Australian auction sales, saw 1486 bulls sell for an average price of $8674. Compared to 2019, 258 more bulls sold, averaging $2665 more, with the gross being up over $5.5 million. The Charolais market is strong there too. Some lighthearted reading as well. The first time I heard about paraprosdokians, I liked them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous. 1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it. 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you ...but it’s still on my list. 3. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until you hear them speak. 4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. 5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. 6. War does not determine who is right, only who is left. 7. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. 8. In filling out an application, where it says, “In case of an emergency, notify...”, I answered “a doctor.” 9. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy. 10. I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not so sure. Congratulations to the breeders who participated in the Marketing School. I am sure your interest to improve your marketing practises will be rewarded in the upcoming year. To this point, the fall sales have

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shown interest from new breeders across the country. Marketing with crowd restrictions has added a new dimension to everyone’s toolkit. Unfortunately, I don’t see this changing a lot for the bull sale season. If you wish to discuss options, please give one of our staff a call. The 2021 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting is being hosted by Manitoba next June and it will include the postponed 60th Anniversary celebration. If you were at the 50th celebration in Moose Jaw in 2010, you will remember how much fun it was and how great it was to see so many past breeders come to help with the celebration. If you know of any retired breeders in your area that would want to attend, be sure to encourage them to come. I know that the Manitoba breeders will put on a first-class event. Bull sale season is just around the corner and we are already working on our picturing and videoing schedules for the many ads and catalogues for the sales that will be happening. I hope your bull pen is looking good and you will feed and promote them to their fullest potential. There is more to a successful bull sale than breeding and feeding and the genuinely great ones are worked on year-round. We are poised for a great bull selling spring, but you still need to work on staying in touch with past customers and getting the best pictures for the promotion of them to maximize your returns. If you have any questions, or if Jon Wright, Robbie Chomik, or I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Wishing each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous Charolais New Year. Until next time, Helge


From our families, to yours‌

Thank you for making the best of this challenging year! May 2021 bless everyone with more in-person gatherings, terrific health, peace, joy and prosperity! Charolais Banner • December 2020

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Des points à réfléchir

Dans nos champs

Helge By

Après avoir visité un grand nombre d’éleveurs, je constate que plusieurs sont à la recherche d’un taureau reproducteur pour le printemps prochain. J’ai remarqué, après les nombreuses visites de champs et d’élevages depuis cet été et automne, qu’il y a une grande sélection de nouvelle génétique disponible pour complémenter votre troupeau. Ceci dit, quel est votre budget pour un taureau de reproduction? Lors d’une visite avec un autre éleveur, nous discutions du montant que les éleveurs commerciaux investissent pour un taureau pur-sang. Ce chiffre s’élève autour de la valeur de trois taures saillies. Un éleveur commercial a reçu une moyenne à l’encan de 2,200$ pour ce genre de tête cette automne et notons que la moyenne de vente pour un taureau ce printemps était près de 6000$. Mettons en perspective que la moyenne des taures pur-sang était de 5,500$ à l’automne, quel est votre budget? J’inclus une lettre que nous avons reçu de la part de Graham et Katrina Blanche de Charnelle Charolais de Queensland en Australie: ‘Bonjour à tous les gens au Canada, On espère que vous êtes en sécurité et que vous vous portez tous bien! Je viens de rédiger le sommaire des ventes de taureaux Charolais de la saison et j’ai pensé que vous seriez intéressé à voir mes données. Ce rapport est pour l’état du Queensland seulement. Les données reçues proviennent seulement des encans et n’inclues pas les ventes d’enclos ou privées. Pour l’an 2020, la plupart d’entre nous souhaiterions l’oublier pour plusieurs raisons; la plus grande sécheresse enregistrée, spécialement l’annulation du congrès mondial et

le fameux virus. Pourtant, ce fut une année phénoménale pour les ventes de taureaux de race Charolais avec presque 1000 taureaux vendus et une moyenne de 9700$ chacun. Cinquante quatre de ces taureaux se sont vendus pour une somme entre 20 000$ et 64 000$. Notre vente était le Coolabunia Classic. Comme nous aurions aimé vous présenter cette nouvelle gamme de taureaux! Le retour en force du marché est marqué par le retour à la sélection de taureaux Européens au lieu de la lignée Bos indicus trouvé ici dans le nord et l’état central du Queensland, qui, se détache de plus en plus de la race Angus depuis les dernières années. Tout est très sec en ce moment dans l’état du Queensland mais une saison prometteuse est prévue. Cordialement, Graham’. Parmi toutes les encans australiennes de 2020, on a enregistré une moyenne de vente de 8674$. Si on compare ce chiffre à la moyenne de 2019, une hausse de 258 taureaux ont été vendus avec une moyenne de 2665$ de plus et un revenu brut de 5.5 millions de dollars. Le marché pour les Charolais est fort. Une note légère. Je me rappelle de la première fois que j’ai entendu parlé d’un paraprosdokien et j’ai aimé ça. Un paraprosdokien est une figure de style ou la dernière partie de la phrase est étonnante ou inattendue de telle sorte que le lecteur doit recadrer le sens complet de la phrase. Elle est souvent humoristique. 1. Ça ne vaut pas la peine de mentir, il faut seulement utiliser les bon mots. 2. La dernière chose que je veux faire est de te faire mal…mais c’est toujours sur ma liste. 3. Vu que la lumière voyage plus vite que le son, certains auront l’ai plus brillant que d’autres, jusqu’à

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ce que vous les entendiez parler. 4. Si je pense que tu as raison, nous serons deux qui aurons tord. 5. Nous ne vieillissons jamais, nous apprenons à bien se comporter en public. 6. La guerre ne détermine pas qui a raison, seulement qui y reste. 7. Voler l’idée d’un personne est du plagiat. Volez de plusieurs est une recherche. 8. Lorsque je remplissait ma candidature, dans la partie où on me demande mon contact en cas d’urgence, j’ai écrit mon médecin. 9. Les femmes ne seront jamais égales aux hommes jusqu’à temps qu’elles puissent marcher en plaine rue, chauve et avec une panse de bière en pensant qu’elles sont séduisantes. 10. J’étais toujours indécise avant, maintenant, je ne sais plus. Félicitations aux éleveurs qui ont participé à l’école de marketing. Je suis certain que votre intérêt à l’amélioration de votre commercialisation sera récompensé dans les années à venir. En ce moment, les ventes d’automne ont reçu beaucoup d’intérêt de la part de nouveaux producteurs à travers le pays. La commercialisation en temps de pandémie et les restrictions de foule ont ajoutés une autre dimension que tous ont dû ajuster. Malheureusement, je crois que ces mesures feront parties des ventes de taureaux du printemps. Si vous voulez me jaser de vos options, appelez un membre de l’équipe. La réunion annuelle de l’association canadienne Charolais se déroulera au Manitoba au mois de juin prochain et lors de cette réunion, la célébration du soixantième anniversaire repoussée de l’an passé sera soulignée. Si vous étiez présent lors du cinquantième qui s’est déroulé à Moose Jaw en ...continued on page 64


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

Breeder Responsibility Craig Scott, General Manager

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320, 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 403.250.9242 F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com @canCharolais www.facebook.com/cdncharolais

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES: ALBERTA

President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont

SASKATCHEWAN

President: Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw Secretary: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina

MANITOBA

President: Jeff Cavers, La Riviere Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie

ONTARIO

President: Josh Taylor, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest

QUEBEC

President: Mark Frost, Kingsey Falls Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie

MARITIMES

President: Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

STAFF:

General Manager: CRAIG SCOTT Registry: LOIS CHIVILO Registry/Member Services: HAYLEA JONES French Membership: Bernard Dore 514-910-4935 • bernarddore@videotron.ca

EXECUTIVE:

PRESIDENT: MIKE ELDER

Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

2nd VICE-PRES: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO

78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net

DIRECTORS:

ROGER MALONEY

2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com

MATHIEU PALERME

Far too often we get calls in the office with problems to register calves. nine out of ten problems are because the sire or dam do not have the DNA required. That is where breeder responsibility comes into play. All DNA requirements are up on our website and have not changed in a few years. The staff at the CCA are very knowledgeable on the regulations and requirements and are here to help. If you are importing or thinking about importing semen or embryos and are not 100% sure on what is required, please reach out to the office and we will be happy to help. Be proactive on these requirements. When you introduce a new walking bull into your program, we suggest that you do the DNA testing before you turn him out. Again, being proactive could eliminate problems down the road. We all know things happen, and it seems the good ones are always getting into trouble. Having females bred to a bull that does not have the DNA requirements complete makes registration difficult, if not impossible. These regulations are in place to not only protect our members but to keep the integrity of the Canadian herd book intact.

814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca

JIM OLSON

Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C 204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com

LORNE LAKUSTA

Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

ROD McLEOD

293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net

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Canadian Charolais Association DNA Requirements: • Walking sires must have DNA on file • ALL AI sires, including semen from on-farm collection, must be Parent Verified (Sire AND Dam) • ALL Full French animals (male and female) must be Parent Verified • Embryo Transfer calves must be Parent Verified • Donor Dams must have DNA on file In other news, the CCA Board of Directors held their fall board meetings in early November in Saskatoon. This was our first in person meeting in over a year. These meeting were very productive with all the directors attending in person or virtually. Please reach out to the director in your area if you have any questions. We have been working on our fall information mail out to the membership. Please watch for this in your mail and take the time to read it. It includes important deadlines and information on new and existing programs that the CCA offers. You may notice we no longer have our E-Store available on the website. With items being discontinued and the inventory amount required changing, we no longer see this as a worthwhile resource for the association. We are investigating other options, please watch for future updates. All the best, Craig Scott


GIVE YOUR BULL PEN THE EXPOSURE IT DESERVES.

Advertise in the Charolais Connection REACHING CHAROLAIS BREEDERS AND ALL CHAROLAIS BULL BUYERS FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS FEBRUARY 2021 Deadline: January 11 • Mailing: January 27

Helge By 306.536.4261

MARCH 2021 Deadline: February 16 • Mailing: March 3

Jon Wright 306.807.8424

Robbie Chomik 780.336.6424

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de la charolias association canadienne

Responsabilités des éleveurs Craig Scott, General Manager

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320, 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 403.250.9242 F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com @canCharolais www.facebook.com/cdncharolais

PROVINCIAUX REPRéSENTANTS: ALBERTA

Président: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secrétaire: Deb Cholak, Lamont

SASKATCHEWAN

Président: Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw Secrétaire: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina

MANITOBA

Président: Jeff Cavers, La Riviere Secrétaire: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie

ONTARIO

Président: Josh Taylor, Dunsford Secrétaire: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest

QUEBEC

Président: Mark Frost, Kingsey Falls Secrétaire: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie

MARITIMES

Président: Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS Secrétaire: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

personnel:

General Manager: CRAIG SCOTT Registry: LOIS CHIVILO Registry/Member Services: HAYLEA JONES French Membership: Bernard Dore 514-910-4935 • bernarddore@videotron.ca

EXéCUTIF: PRéSIDENT: MIKE ELDER

Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net

1er VICE-PRéSIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

2e VICE-PRéSIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

ancien PRéSIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO

78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net

administration: ROGER MALONEY

2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com

MATHIEU PALERME

814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca

JIM OLSON

Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C 204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com

Trop souvent, nous recevons des appels au sujet de problèmes pour enregistrer des veaux. 9 problèmes sur 10 sont dus au fait que le père ou la mère n’a pas l’ADN requis. C’est là que la responsabilité des éleveurs entre en jeu. Toutes les exigences en matière d’ADN sont indiquées sur notre site Web et n’ont pas changé depuis quelques années. Le personnel de l’ACC connaît très bien les règlements et les exigences et nous sommes là pour vous aider. Si vous importez ou envisagez d’importer de la semence ou des embryons et que vous n’êtes pas certains de ce qui est nécessaire, veuillez communiquer avec le bureau et nous serons heureux de vous aider. Soyez proactif au niveau de ces exigences. Lorsque vous introduisez un nouveau taureau en service naturel dans votre programme, nous vous suggérons de faire les tests ADN avant de commencer à l’utiliser. Encore une fois, être proactif pourrait éliminer des problèmes futurs. Avoir des femelles saillies à un taureau qui ne rencontre pas les exigences en matière d’ADN, rend l’enregistrement des veaux difficile, voire impossible. Ces règlements sont en place non seulement pour protéger nos membres, mais aussi pour garder l’intégrité du livre canadien des registres intacte.

LORNE LAKUSTA

Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

ROD McLEOD

293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net

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Exigences en matière d’ADN de l’Association canadienne Charolais : • Les taureaux en service naturel doivent avoir de l’ADN en dossier • TOUS les taureaux d’insémination, y compris ceux dont la semence a été récoltée à la ferme, doivent être vérifiés aux deux parents (père et mère) • Tous les animaux pur-sang français (mâle et femelle) doivent être vérifiés aux deux parents • Les veaux issues de transplantation embryonnaire doivent être vérifiés aux deux parents • Les donneuses d’embryon doivent avec de l’ADN en dossier. Passons à d’autres nouvelles : le conseil d’administration de l’ACC a tenu ses réunions d’automne au début de novembre à Saskatoon. Il s’agissait de notre première rencontre en personne depuis plus d’un an. Ces réunions ont été très productives avec tous les administrateurs présents en personne ou virtuellement. S’il vous plaît contacter le directeur de votre région si vous avez des questions. Nous avons compilé notre trousse d’information aux membres qui vous sera acheminée sous peu. S’il vous plaît prenez le temps de la lire car elle comprend d’importantes informations sur les échéances et des programmes nouveaux et existants offerts par l’ACC. Vous avez peut-être remarqué que nous n’avons plus notre E-Store disponible sur le site web. L’association a décidé de plus offrir ces articles de promotion. Nous étudions des options alternatives et nous vous informerons lorsqu’une décision sera prise. Salutations distinguées, Craig Scott


Profile - Rawes Ranches

Building on Performance Candace By

Herman and Elaine Rawe settled near Strome, Alberta, in the mid-forties. Herman had a Hereford-Shorthorn based cowherd and started using 3⁄4 and 7⁄8 Charolais bulls in 1957. The difference in growth and vigour was unbelievable. He was convinced of their merit and became a founding member of the Canadian Charolais Association. Those early days were full of challenges for those who invested in the first exotic breed in Canada. They were not accepted by everyone. John remembers his Uncle

James (Rawe) telling him about a neighbour who had 100 Hereford cows, a couple of Hereford bulls and one 3 ⁄4 Charolais x 1⁄4 Brahman bull James had sold him. The next spring, he got 90 some yellow calves. James laughed about that for years. As obvious as the advantages were, the Rawe children were still ridiculed in 4-H for their Charolais steers. They stuck with it and in 1972, when John and Myrna took over the operation, the breed was basically accepted, and the rewards were strong.

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Rawes Ranches held their first bull sale at the Killam Auction Market in 1983 featuring 40 yearling bulls. This year they sold 172 coming two-year old bulls. Rawes Ranches held their first bull sale at the Killam Auction Market in 1983 featuring 40 yearling bulls. Their numbers slowly grew allowing them to offer more bulls. They started by selling two-year olds and a few yearlings to satisfy customer needs. In 1994, they moved the bull sale home where it is still held. In 2010, they added online bidding with TEAM and DLMS. In 2014, they moved to a video sale and stopped putting the bulls through the sale ring but continued to have them penned just outside the sale barn. This year they sold 172 coming two-year old bulls. Performance testing has been a way to measure improvement at the operation since its inception. When the Canadian Charolais Association started the Conception to Consumer Program, Rawes Ranches were participants. They included performance data in their sale catalogues focusing on indexing. In 1990, the 14

introduction of EPDs provided another opportunity to measure improvement and they chose to pass this tool to their customers, being the first Charolais bull sale in Canada to print EPDs in the catalogue. Over time, they found accurate record keeping and consistent data submission contributed to proven and predictable EPDs. In 2000, the addition of carcass data was added to the catalogue. They took the time when delivering bulls to explain how EPDs worked and could be a beneficial tool in addition to soundness and eye-appraisal. “You can’t just cherry pick EPDs to focus on or you will see a deterioration in other traits. You can’t focus on one trait alone, we have to keep an eye on everything,” says Marie. John and Myrna’s son, Gene, completed a degree in agriculture at the University of Alberta. In 2003, he was offered a job with Alberta Beef Producers relating to

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the BSE crisis. He also sat on the Canadian Charolais Association Breed Improvement Committee for a few years. He currently lives with his wife and young son in Airdrie and works as a firefighter for the City of Calgary. Philip and Marie (John and Myrna’s daughter) Harty bought 35 cows from a sale in Olds and 15 heifers from Rawes to get their start in the business in 1998. They were living in southern Alberta when they were hit with drought. During the second year of drought, they moved the cows north in June after calving in 2001. They baled what crop they had left and went to help Marie’s family with the workload. They stayed through fall and winter, but things didn’t look much better in the spring of 2002, so the cows and the family stayed. Then there was a drought with grasshoppers in 2002 at Strome. Their temporary move north was gradually becoming permanent and their responsibilities in the Strome operation were growing. “We rented out our farmland in the south and decided to stay another winter. In 2003, BSE hit and we had about three tough years after that with the markets. We didn’t keep any heifers for a couple of years, but we did increase the commercial herd with Angus-based cows,” tells Philip. “White bulls on black cows wasn’t really a thing then. We had 200 black cows with white bulls by the highway. It was an exciting time. I think cattlemen knew the value of the cross, but didn’t have the freedom to do it,” explains Marie. “We would get calls from people telling us they thought our Charolais bulls were in the wrong pasture,” adds Philip. “Last fall, I was sitting in Viking Auction Mart and there were groups of whites, tans and silvers coming in the ring together. The buyers weren’t pulling any from the group. Finally!”

Things really picked up in the bull sale about ten or twelve years ago when the demand for Charolais bulls started to come back after BSE. “It was not a good time being in the purebred business during BSE. We had a hard time justifying the extra work when we weren’t getting the return, but we pushed through and maintained our purebred herd. After BSE, the management of the whole farm changed. We went to later calving, in 2004, and focused on our two-year old bull program. We started growing the purebred herd again as we were down to 300 purebred cows. We started to work harder at the sale. We got to enjoy calving our own heifers and we built the herd a bit ahead of the increased surge for Charolais bulls. When the market came back, we had the supply. It was beyond me, but John felt the demand was going to come back and wanted to be ready,” shares Philip.

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John’s philosophy proved to be correct, “The darkest days usually provide the biggest opportunities. You must get down and dig and learn how to survive. There is always a turn for the better coming around the corner.” John’s philosophy proved to be correct, “The darkest days usually provide the biggest opportunities. You must get down and dig and learn how to survive. There is always a turn for the better coming around the corner.” “At the 25th bull sale, in 2008, Dad was so pleased to be able to sustain the operation for that long. It was a milestone he was proud to reach. Now Philip is keen to carry on the purebreds and has added another 13 years to the legacy. He loves the genetic side and performance part of the industry. It is a goal that is never fulfilled

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because you are always trying to achieve a better product,” states Marie. “The public relations work and the marketing is the most difficult for us, but it is also the most rewarding. You need that, to be able to do what you want to do, which is raise them,” explains Philip. “It isn’t enough anymore to be a really good labourer. You must be a marketer, a people manager and lawyer. You must wear so many hats and wear them well or you won’t be successful,” says Marie. They currently have 400 acres as a base for silage

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Thank you to

Howe Coulee Charolais for selecting an elite package of bred heifers!

2021 Bull Pen offered by private treaty. Stop in for a visit.

canadian charolais youth association news

Annual Semen Auction Haley Rosso

This year’s Annual Semen Auction was held in conjunction with the Superstar Charolais Sale in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The National Board would like to extend a huge thank you to BK Charolais, C2 Charolais, High Bluff Stock Farm and CCYA  National Board charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca Vice-President: Reegan McLeod Reeganmc11@gmail.com Treasurer: Tyson Black blackbern@hotmail.com

Wilgenbusch Charolais for graciously donating to the auction. As well, to 2H Cattle Company for donating the embryo lot. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go to support our Annual Leadership Scholarship, which senior members can apply for each year, at the conference. We appreciate the support of our youth programs.

Secretary: Haley Rosso hrosso25@gmail.com Director: Evan Jamieson evanjamieson31@gmail.com Director: Megan Perih perihmegan@yahoo.ca Director: Calina Evans calinae13@gmail.com Director: Bradley Fergus bradleyfergus3@gmail.com

2021 CCYA  Conference &  Show Exec. President: Reegan McLeod Vice-President: Logan Jamieson Treasurer: Robyn Young Secretary: Evan Jamieson

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Reminder that CCYA memberships are due January 1st. Please get them in as that date is fast approaching and you will not want to miss all the fun in Olds, Alberta, at this coming conference. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best of luck to the start of calving in the New Year.

CCYA  Provincial Advisors SK: Jill Debenham | kidsandcows@sasktel.net ON: Karen Black | blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Jeff & Jackie Cavers | tobbagirl@yahoo.ca AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Shae-Lynn Evans shaelynnevans03@gmail.com

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Moving cows to new swath grazing

“When we wean in the fall, all the purebred calves are weighed, and we don’t cull anything. We try to keep everything in big groups until we have yearling weights. We need all the weights to make our EPDs accurate. and add to it as necessary. “We crop around 2200 acres around home and we are flexible with it. We silage whatever is necessary. This year we have a couple hundred acres that we planned to combine for seed, but it is lodged so bad we will end up silaging it. We doubled our acres of corn last year for silage and did it again this year. We are really trying to stay ahead of our feed requirements. It is such a nice feeling. We built another bunker for silage last year as we managed to fill the first one, which holds around 4500 tonnes. I like the dirt banks because there is no spoilage, once it is in there, it packs tight. Our main cash crops have been wheat and canola. We bale our own straw, to use in our feed ration, but still buy some from the neighbours. The last two years, the grain growing neighbours have become more willing to sell straw. They have noticed improvements in their canola crops when the heavy straw is removed from the barley rotation. The soil 18

warms up earlier in the spring and it is easier to get through to seed without plugging the equipment,” explains Philip. Rawes wean about 850 calves and background them to spring. They finish all their own purebred calves that do not make the bull sale or replacement breeding program. They have around 200 commercial cows and around 650 purebreds. “We are very fortunate to have enough grass and feed this year. We have been breeding all our best heifers for a couple of years (120-150), increasing our herd size, but we are slowing down now. Last year, we increased our land base and the commercials all went there and the purebreds stayed closer to home,” continues Philip. “When we wean in the fall, all the purebred calves are weighed, and we don’t cull anything. We try to keep everything in big groups until we have yearling weights. We need all the weights to make our EPDs accurate.

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Commercial herd

Keeping the best animals with the inferior ones, until the yearling weights are recorded, has been worthwhile. Only a few calves fall out due to injury and are not able to be kept until yearling weights are recorded. We need the weakest of the progeny recorded to make the best progeny have more accurate numbers. We band our first cull of yearling bulls in July and feed them to sell. Sometimes we prefer not to band them as we get better gains with less barley without the trauma.” The second cull will be in November when they get closer to the final sale offering. They have been fortunate to sell all cull bulls to a meat buyer in Edmonton that deals with the ethnic market. When they have a full load of fat steers or heifers, they are sold to JBS or Cargill. After weaning, they winter the purebred herd just north of the home place. They gradually move from corn grazing to some grass. There are five quarters in the rotation and the rest periods for the grass have really helped its health and longevity. All the bush is fenced so they don’t have to go through it when doing calving or health checks. It has saved so many hours. In the spring, they use quads or trucks to check, tag and process calves

when traveling between their multiple grazing areas. They calve starting the middle of April and the heifers lead the way. “As we increased the herd size, we have managed the heifers separately. They are weaned separately, they go to breeding fields separately, wintered separately and calved separately. It helps us to keep the numbers split up a bit. With our later calving, we probably rough the cows a little more than most people do. In the transition from frozen ground to spring breakup, we put them on grass and hopefully there is lots of carry-over. We have been lucky the last few years with good carry-over and haven’t fed when they got to grass. Sometimes we have had to supplement a bit until the green grass starts to come through the carry-over. We have too many cows to keep them tight to the yard for calving which eliminates the possibility of feeding silage during calving. Bale grazing has been a good alternative for this,” says Philip. “It is almost a different management program when you calve later. The last few years, we have fenced a lot of sloughs and dugouts and pump water to keep the cows from the mud. It was a lot of extra work, but so worth it. Since we have been keeping them out of the

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mud, it has almost eliminated all problems. We did try solar pumps to provide drinking water but found our system didn’t have the capacity for the large number of cattle relying on it. Now we use gas pumps as they are more consistently reliable. We bought a couple of big tanks to gravity feed the waterers. Now we only pump every two or three days instead of daily.” “As the cows calve, we usually move about 80 pairs at a time, to fresh pasture. It is a nice number for us to process in a day and get hauled to their next grazing area. The later calving has definitely affected our weaning weights. It would be nice to shorten our breeding period more because the calves born at the end of June are only 150 days old when they are weaned, and they winter tough. We try to have our weaning weights in by the end of October. They wean small and we don’t push them hard during the winter, so their yearling weights are also small. They make a nice sized coming two-year old and they have been getting along well in the bull sale.” The Hartys have noticed a shift in their customers’ priorities. Customers were looking for calving ease but now some of the larger operations are focusing on performance again. “They have become comfortable with the calving ease and realize that having a live calf just isn’t enough. Now they want performance to increase their profit margin and bottom line,” adds Marie. “Our customers in the south market their calves in the fall. As you move north in the province, there is a lot more backgrounding happening, and full ownership retention to the fat market. I am not sure why, but that seems to be how it is in our customer base,” states Philip.

They lost their local vet a couple of years ago and have become self-sufficient in managing any challenges that come their way. This situation is not unique to many communities in Canada. “Last year, the Canadian Charolais Association did a feed efficiency test at Vermilion College. Originally, they wanted twenty heifers from five different breeders to get different sire groups. No one else would commit, so we ended up filling the pen with more than fifty. We sorted five heifers from eleven different sires to send. The results were interesting. The performance jived with the EPDs, it was interesting to see the highest performing cattle were also the most efficient. Efficiency is a tool we should be concentrating on more, so understanding feed efficiency was a natural step to increase the value of our program. It was also an investment into knowledge for our industry. Culling has been our biggest tool. We have bred more numbers for a few years and keep culling hard to improve the herd. The variation starts to come out of the numbers, and we get more consistency. If you keep eliminating the bottom ten percent, it is incredible how quickly the herd improves,” says Philip. “We have been accumulating ultrasound data on our bulls for over twenty years. This was a natural step to increase the value of our product.” “The carcass information we gathered in the past is great, but there is no opportunity for our customers to market it. The feed efficiency testing is something that should be marketable for our customers, down the road,” adds Marie. Rawes Ranches currently has two full-time employees, that have been with them seven and eight years and

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very much appreciate their contribution to the operation. Rawes Ranches would ideally like to have four full-time employees to handle the workload efficiently. The fourth generation is being raised at Rawes Ranches as Marie and Philip Harty’s children experience and learn the ins and outs of the business. “They are all competent to do any job,” shares Marie, “but they are young, and time will tell if they want to continue with the operation and make it their own.” Ethan (18) was recently married and lives in Edmonton. His wife, Emily, attends the University of Alberta and Ethan is running a blacksmith business. He was also the 2019 Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion and has recorded and released two instrumental fiddle CDs. This time in Edmonton will also provide more professional music opportunities. Elizabeth (16) is taking her grade 11 through online studies. Her extra curricular activities of 4-H and Club Volleyball came to a halt with Covid, but more time at home provided an opportunity to participate more in

farming activities. Elizabeth was involved in calving, hauling silage, baling hay and straw, as well as driving a combine this fall. Austin (14) is taking his grade 9 through home schooling. He too became very active on the farm through this different time of Covid, by helping with calving, packing the silage pit, swathing and driving a combine. Austin made the switch to homeschool in Grade 7, and although it was an adjustment for everyone, he quite likes being able to get his school work done quickly and efficiently so he can get outside to things he finds more interesting. “We all work together. Myrna deserves a lot of credit for our success. She has been a huge support and push for the operation. She has worked right beside me the whole time,” John shares. “It is wonderful to have Philip and Marie here to continue and to watch their children grow. I don’t know if one of them will want to continue, but they are being raised right, and there is nothing more fulfilling than being here with them.”

Austin and Philip wrestling at branding

Emily, Ethan, Elizabeth, Austin, Marie and Philip Harty

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Ethan Harty Blacksmith It all started with the oil cans that John and Myrna would look for in Arizona flea markets and bring back for Ethan. That led to antique tools, which fueled Ethan’s interest in blacksmithing. Ethan made artistic things when he was younger (belt buckles, bottle openers, wall hooks, etc.). Now he mainly makes tools for blacksmithing and has quite a collection of antique tools including anvils of varying sizes and origins. His 1912 steam engine works when the opportunity arises. They used it in a tractor pull and it just walked away with the sled. As long as it had the traction, it just kept pulling. “Ethan came home one day and said he had bought a steam engine. We thought that was neat, but it led to a lot of other jobs. Marie became

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the president of the Heritage Boiler Association (Alberta), which oversees recertification of operators, etc.,” tells Philip. Marie continues, “It is heavily regulated by Alberta Boiler Safety Association. When Ethan was young, he volunteered to run steam engines at Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village and Museum south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. When he got to be twelve, they decided he needed to have his steam license. We took him to Saskatoon to get his license because there was no age restriction in the legislation. We made the appointment and drove there and when the secretary saw he was only thirteen, she wasn’t going to let him write the exam.” Marie finally convinced the secretary to let him write it, and she agreed probably thinking it would appease him. He got the highest mark ever on the exam and they gave him his license. Then he was able to continue volunteering. The next year he got his Alberta license along with his parents. Ethan’s Alberta steam license came with a note saying he must be accompanied by an adult, until he was 16 years old, to comply with the provincial driving code. When Ethan was thirteen, Marie took him to England to take a blacksmith tool making class from Alex Steele. Now his teacher has moved to the United States and has contracted Ethan to supply tools for him to sell. Steele has a very highly watched YouTube channel. Now Ethan teaches blacksmithing classes and makes tools for blacksmithing. He ships them all over North America. The craft has become quite popular for hobbyists. “The best thing about it is there is no such word as can’t or won’t around here. You just do it,” states Philip.


NEWS

Charolais Life

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

It’s a Boy! Ivan Winston Baker was for born October 23, weighing 6 lb 15 oz., to Colin and Jessi Baker. Proud grandparents are Kevin and Sherry Baker, Baker Farms, Madoc, ON.

It’s a Girl! Layne and Megan Giofu, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, are pleased to announce the arrival of Lyra Ann Louise Giofu, on September 3, weighing 9 lb 6 oz. Megan is a CCYA 2nd Generation Alumni and daughter of Kevin Rosso, Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw.

Doerksen – Marshall Wed On August 23, Luke Marshall, of Future Farms, married Danielle Doerksen, at the farm west of Innisfail. They live at the farm and look forward to continuing to be a part of the operation. Luke is a CCYA Alumni and son of Allan and Leona Marshall.

Baker Weds Colin and Jessi Baker were married on February 22. Colin is the son of Kevin and Sherry Baker, Baker Farms, Madoc, ON.

It’s a Boy! Thomas Howard Baron was born August 13, weighing 8 lb 5 oz, measuring 19.5” joining the crew at Hidden Lake Stock Farm. Scott and Megan and big sister, Paisley, are proud to welcome him home to Carberry, MB. Scott is a CCYA Alumni.

Sinclair – Marshall Wed Brooke Sinclair and Ward Marshall were married on June 27. Ward is a CCYA Alumni and son of Allan and Leona Marshall, Future Farms, Innisfail, Alberta.

It’s a boy! Garrett Blake was born on May 9, weighing 8.3 lb and meauring 21.5 inches, to sister Eve and parents Blake and Julie Alton, Alton Century Farm, Kincardine, Ontario.

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GROSS UP $60,000

Uppin’ the Ante 14th Annual Sale October 16, 2020 • Hanover, ON Auctioneer: Carl Wright Blockman: Chester Tupling Gross Average 1 Bred Cow $4,400 $4,400 28 Bred Heifers 160,500 5,732 18 Heifer Calves 77,100 4,283 47 Lots $242,000 $5,149 More lots, with an increased average, pushed the gross up in this long running sale. The 10 consignors put forth a good quality offering that saw cattle sell to six provinces with 17 head going to western Canada. Volume buyer was Southland Charolais, Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, who purchased nine head for $44,450. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 1, WHC DUCHESS 15D (Polled), sired by Rollin Acres Jam 7Z, out of a JSR Playmate 57P daughter, bred to Rollin Acres Downtown 39F. Sold for $4,400 to Southland Charolais. Consigned by Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co., Norwood.

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High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 21, ROLLIN ACRES REBECCA 54G (Polled, 89 YW EPD), sired by SCF Gunner 317D, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter, bred to D R Monsoon 45. Sold for $8,750 to McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, SK. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne. Lot 10, EMB MADDIE 33G (Polled, -.2 BW EPD, 26 M EPD), sired by TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter, bred to WC Uncharted 7328 P. Sold for $7,000 to Open Gate Farm, Stanstead, QC. Consigned by EMB Charolais, OroMedonte. Lot 7, CORNERVIEW UNFOCUSED 52G (Polled, 53 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD), sired by Cornerview Express 2E, out of Mr Louber Tracker 615A, bred to LT Affinity 6221 Pld. Sold for $6,750 to Southland Charolais. Consigned by Cornerview Charolais, Cobden. Lot 29, WSS GEORGIA 978G (Polled, 79 YW EPD), sired by Rollin Acres Emmett 37E, out of a KAYR Upswing 507Y, bred to KAYR Cannon 728G. Sold for $6,750 to Ari-Dale Farms, Victoria Harbour. Consigned by Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley.

High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 46, ROLLIN ACRED XARIS 13H (Polled, 23 M EPD), sired by D R Monsoon 45, out of a Rollin Acres Zip 12B daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Jon Hogben, Creemore. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais. Lot 66, EMB QUEEN B 2H (Full French), sired by PCFL Chieftan 25X, out of a Hamm Mogo U23 daughter. Sold for $6,600 to Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont, AB. Consigned by EMB Charolais. Lot 45, MOYER’S HANNAH 4H (Polled, .7 BW EPD), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET, out of a Cedardale Zeal 125Z daughter. Sold for $5,500 to Cornerview Charolais. Consigned by Moyer Cattle Co., Elora.

Brian & Brett Coughlin sold and purchased a high seller

Lexi and Shane Cadieux were the volume buyers

Stephen & Deb Cholak bought the second high selling heifer calf Dean & Mike McAvoy purchased the high selling bred heifer

Jannick Bouffard, Sherry Paxton & Lilyanne Bouffard took the second high seller to Quebec

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Thank You

To everyone who attended, bid and bought at this year’s sale! tHe HiGH SeLLeRS ROLLiN ACReS XARiS 13H

ROLLiN ACReS ReBeCCA 54G

to Jon Hogben, Creemore

to McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, SK

eMB MADDie 33G

CORNeRvieW uNFOCuSeD 52G

to Open Gate Farm, Stanstead, QC

to Southland Charolais, Shaunavon, SK

♥ Balamore Farm, NS ♠ Buffalo Sunrise Charolais ♦ Charles Bray ♣ Chris Ferraro ♥ Circle Cee Charolais, AB ♠ Cornerview Charolais

♦ Crawford Charolais ♣ Curtis Murphy ♥ Dale Buchanan ♠ Cockburn Farms ♦ Fergus Family Charolais ♣ Millerland & Livestock

CONSiGNORS

Bridor Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519.323.2538 Cornerview Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 613.312.0270 Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519.385.1023 Medonte Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705.835.3310 Rollin’ Acres Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705.627.0672 Saunders Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519.372.6196 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 705.931.5436

♥ Joshua Ormiston ♠ Stephen Charolais Farm, SK ♦ Golden Brook Farm, NS ♣ Kevin Krakar ♥ Mike Deweerd ♠ Murray & Shirley Mckague

♦ Reese Cattle Co., AB ♣ Rollin’ Acres Charolais ♥ Steppler Farms, MB ♠ Footprint Farms, AB ♦ Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle ♣ Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co.

GueSt CONSiGNORS

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Fall Feature Female Sale October 17, 2020 • Campbellford, ON Auctioneer: Brad DeNure Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 1 Cow/Calf Pair $6,900 $6,900 2 Bred Cows 10,500 5,250 18 Bred Heifers 90,500 5,028 15 Heifer Calves 55,100 5,028 1 Embryo Lot 2,325 2,325 37 Lots $163,000 $4,467 The first annual Fall Feature Female Sale saw a large crowd fill Hoard’s Station, with extremely active participation online from buyers across the country. The eight consignors of the sale group put forth a very solid, consistent, high quality offering. Cattle were moved to five Canadian provinces, and some great purchases were made that day. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 37, BPL CAPRICIOUS 21C (Polled, 28 M EPD, 49 TM EPD), sired by Kirlene Dockage 58X, out of a VRL Caid’s Eclair D08 daughter, bred to WC Uncharted 7328 P. Sold for $5,000 to Sharodon Farm, Omemee. Consigned by Potter Charolais, Earlton. Lot 37A, BPL HERMIONE 8H (Dbl Pld, 28 M EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by SVY Wizard 707E. Sold for $1,900 to McCracken Farming Inc., Roseneath. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 35, PGMC FLORA 2F (3rd Gen Pld, -1.5 BW EPD, 52 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Bred to WC Uncharted 7328P. Sold for $7,000 to Southland Charolais, Shaunavon, SK. Consigned by Potter Charolais.

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High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 3, FOURTHLANE GLOW 26G (3rd Gen Pld, 26 M EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by Fourthlane Empire 12E, out of Gerrard Montezuma 6T daughter, bred to LT Nationwide 8455 Pld. Sold for $6,500 to Taylor Farms, Dunsford. Consigned by Fourthlane Farms, Consecon. Lot 1, WHITEWATER GLITZ 14G (3rd Gen Pld, 47 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD), sired by SOS Chuck Wagon 54C, out of Sparrows Fargo 811U daughter, bred to LT Del Rey 6161 P. Sold for $6,400 to Rick Peck, Tamworth. Consigned by WhiteWater Livestock, Haley Station. Lot 4, BPL GABRIELLE 9G (4th Gen Pld, 49 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD), sired by Kirlene Dockage 58X, out of a CML Distinction 318A daughter, bred to WC Uncharted 7328 P. Sold for $6,000 to Southland Charolais. Consigned by Potter Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 22, BLACKBERN HALEY 3H (Polled, -2 BW EPD, 97 YW EPD, 28 M EPD), sired by Turnbull’s Equipped 216E, out of a Winn Mans Lanza 610S daughter. Sold for $6,000 to McCracken Farming Inc. Consigned by Blackbern Farms, Foresters Falls. LOT 23, FOURTHLANE HOODOO 7H (Dbl Pld, 63 WW EPD, 107 YW EPD), sired by SCX Triumph 50B, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter. Sold for $4,600 to Kirlene Cattle, Brighton. Consigned by Fourthlane Farms. Lot 20, WHITEWATER HALO 4H (3rd Gen Pld, 46 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by SOS Chuck Wagon 54C, out of a Pleasant Dawn Marshall 25U daughter. Sold for $4,600 to Southland Charolais. Consigned by WhiteWater Livestock.

High Selling Embryo Lot Lot 9, 3 embryos of WC MILESTONE 5223 P x MEDONTE BOMBSHELL 8B. Sold for $2,325 to Rob Fraser, Nepean. Consigned by Fourthlane Farms.

Rick Peck bought the second high selling bred heifer

Josh & Anne-Marie Taylor selected the high selling bred heifer

Greg & Donna McCracken were the volume buyers, adding six new females to their herd

Lexi and Shane Cadieux bought four, including the high selling bred cow

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A special thanks goes to these buyers: Rick Peck Spruce View Charolais, AB Southland Charolais, SK Sunrise Charolais McCracken Farming Inc Double T Farms, QC DRD Charolais, SK Tara Olsson Sharodon Farms

LakeValley Farms Rosso Charolais, SK High Rock Farms Triple K Charolais Rob Fraser Matthew Top Shaun Kelly JJBD Charolais, MB Wagstaff Farms

Wagar Rock Farm Michael & Amanda Stafford Reese Cattle Co., AB Bellhaven Farms Taylor Farms Fourthlane Farms Kirlene Cattle Valley Charolais WhiteWater Livestock

From our families to yours, Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2021!

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Hicks Charolais Homozygous Polled Female Sale October 15, 2020 • Listowel, ON Auctioneer: David Carson Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 8 Cow/Calf Pairs $35,350 $4,424 8 Bred Cows 24,300 2,700 19 Bred Heifers 51,500 2,711 36 Lots $111,150 $3,088 This female production sale brought with it a unique twist. The entire offering of females were homozygous polled, a result of 10+ years of breeding focusing on that trait. The support from Ontario Charolais enthusiasts was seen throughout the sale, with many herds adding Hicks Charolais genetics to their program. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 28, HICKS EDEN 21E (Homo Polled, .4 BW EPD, 102 YW EPD), sired by EC No Doubt 2022P, out of a WESC Hicks Revolver 14R daughter, bred to Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $3,500 to Triple K Charolais, Napanee. Lot 28A, HICKS HOLLIE 27H (Homo Polled, 25 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $1,450 to O’Reilly View Farms Ltd., Durham. Lot 26, HICKS ENGRACIA 45E (Homo Polled, -.4 BW EPD), sired by Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter, bred to Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $3,400 to Triple K Charolais. Lot 26A, HICKS HOSTESS 41H (Homo Polled, 25 M EPD), sired by Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $1,250 to O’Reilly View Farms Ltd.

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KATIE SERHIENKO Maymont, SK

Hicks Charolais Female Sale

High Selling Bred Cows Lot 20, HICKS EBERTA 22E (Homo Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 52 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by EC No Doubt 2022P, out of a Pleasant Dawn Morgan 15S daughter, bred to Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $3,100 to Charles Pearson, Proton Station. Lot 21, HICKS EVETTE 35E (Homo Polled, .3 BW EPD), sired by Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter, bred to Bridor EZ Rider 27E. Sold for $3,100 to Charles Pearson. Lot 7, HICKS FAWNA TWO 55F (Homo Polled, 24 M EPD, 44 TM EPD), sired by Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y, out of KCM Tribulation 937W daughter, bred to HRJ Maverick 556C. Sold for $3,000 to Macks Charolais, Campbellford. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 1, HICKS GORGEOUS GLORIA 11G (Homo Polled, 48 WW EPD, 87 YW EPD), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a KCM Tribulation 937W daughter, bred to White Rose Sinbad 811. Sold for $3,500 to Bridor Charolais, Mount Forest. Lot 16, HICKS GARBO 918G (Homo Polled, -1.7 BW EPD, 29 M EPD), sired by Sparrows Hacienda 407B, out of a Steppler Jacksonville335Z daughter, bred to HRJ Maverick 556C. Sold for $3,400 to Francrest Farms, Wingham. Lot 2, HICKS GLOWING 13G (Homo Polled, 50 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD), sired by Palgrove Justice J603E, out of a KCM Tribulation 937W daughter, bred to HRJ Maverick 556C. Sold for $3,000 to Cripple Creek Farm, Dundalk.

Adrian, Megan & Joe Franken purchased the second high selling bred heifer and a total of four females

Owen O’Neill added two females to his Cripple Creek Farm herd

Brian and Doris Aitken bought the high selling bred heifer

Welcome New Members Bienvenue aux norveau membres STONEWOOD GRANGE Lakefield, ON

NELSON FAGAN JR Conception Bay South, NF 28

Marie and Charlie Pearson took home eight females, including the high selling bred cows

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Welcomes you to the Royal Winter Fair, Toronto

A great event for Charolais enthusiasts of all ages!

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Doris Aitken, Secretary/Treasurer 103310 Southgate Rd 10 Mount Forest, ON N0G 2L0 Cell: 519-321-9163 bridorcharolais@yahoo.ca


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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX ALBERTA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

RR #1, DONALDA, AB T0B 1H0 (780) 485-7865 (June)

CEDARDALE CHAROLAIS

17100 CEDARDALE ROAD, NESTLETON, ON L0B 1L0 (905) 986-4608 (MARCH)

DOUBLE P STOCK FARMS

Alton Century Farms Ltd.

CEDARLEA FARMS

DRD CHAROLAIS

AMABEC CHAROLAIS

CHAR LEW RANCH

ANNUROC CHAROLAIS

CHAR-MAINE RANCHING

BOX 1178, CARDSTON, AB T0K 0K0 (403) 653-3914 • (403) 653-7228 (DECEMBER)

2375 Conc 5, RR#1, Ripley, ON N0G 2R0 (519) 385-1023 (july)

BAKER FARMS

541 Sideroad 15N, Kincardine, ON N2Z 2X6 (519) 440-6580 (july)

HARVIE RANCHING

RR# 2, OLDS, AB T4H 1P3 (403) 994-1314 • (403) 507-3886 (NOVEMBER)

HEJ CHAROLAIS

BOX 91, SINTALUTA, SK S0G 4N0 (306) 727-4927 • (306) 660-7767 (DECEMBER)

35137 RG RD 283, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T4G 0M6 (403) 227-2824 • (403) 358-2866 • (403) 318-4659 (FEBRUARY)

DUBUC CHAROLAIS

HICKS CHAROLAIS

Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle

HIDDEN LAKE STOCK FARM

CHARLA MOORE FARMS

EDGE, DEAN

HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARM

B BAR D CHAROLAIS

CHAR-TOP CHAROLAIS

ELDER CHAROLAIS

HOPEWELL CHAROLAIS

BAR H CHAROLAIS

CHARWORTH CHAROLAIS FARMS

EMB CHAROLAIS

HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS

RR 1, 100 Taylor Rd, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 (705) 924-2936 (OCTOBER)

1621 ROKEBY LINE, RR 1, MOORETOWN, ON N0N 1M0 (519) 312-1818 (JULY) 30 Hart’s Road, MADOC, ON K0K 2K0 (613) 847-7784 (NOVEMBER) RR 2, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519) 323-1270 (NOVEMBER) BOX 459, GRENFELL, SK S0G 2B0 (306) 697-2901 (JULY)

BAR J POLLED CHAROLAIS

BOX 294, HODGEVILLE, SK S0H 2B0 (306) 677-2589 • (306) 677-7777 (DECEMBER)

BOX 790, STE. ROSE, MB R0L 1S0 (204) 732-2054 • (204) 647-5416 (JULY)

BOX 2018, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 627-9412 (JUNE)

BOX 335 REDVERS, SK S0C 2H0 (306) 452-8454 (SEPT)

BOX 569, GULL LAKE, SK S0N 1A0 (306) 672-3979 (SEPT) BOX 10358, STN MAIN, AIRDRIE, AB T4A 0H6 (403) 226-0541 • (403) 680-0898 (SEPT)

CHOMIAK CHAROLAIS

BOX 110, AMARANTH, MB R0H 0B0 • 204-791-0091 JUSTIN (204) 871-3086 • JACK (204) 843-2246 (JUNE)

163016 TWP RD. 520 R.R. 1, MUNDARE, AB T0B 3H0 (780) 632-7108 • C (780) 945-1504 (AUGUST)

BECK FARMS

CIRCLE CEE CHAROLAIS

BOX 5, LANG, SK S0G 2W0 (306) 436-4600 • (306) 436-4564 (306) 436-4503 • (306) 538-2051 (FEBRUARY)

BE-RICH FARMS

RR#2, KITSCOTY, AB T0B 2P0 (780) 846-2643 (MARCH)

BLACKBERN CHAROLAIS FARM

2056 KERR LINE, RR 1, FORESTER’S FALLS, ON K0J 1V0 (613) 646-2673 (OCTOBER) BOB CHAROLAIS

Box 1491, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 (250) 517-8521 (APRIL)

BORDERLAND CATTLE COMPANY

BOX 418, ROCKGLEN, SK S0H 3R0 (306) 476-2439 (MAY)

BRICNEY STOCK FARM

BOX 206, MAIDSTONE, SK S0M 1M0 (306) 893-4510 • C (306) 893-7801 (SEPTEMBER)

BRIDOR CHAROLAIS

103310 SOUTHGATE RD. 10 MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519)-321-9163 • C (519) 323-7036 (OCTOBER ) BRIMNER CATTLE COMPANY

BOX 93, MANOR, SK S0C 1R0 (306) 448-2028 • (306) 577-7698 (SEPTEMBER)

BUFFALO LAKE SHORTHORNS & CHAROLAIS

BOX 1055, STETTLER, AB T0C 2L0 (403) 742-6792 • (403) 742-4709 (SEPTEMBER)

C M CATTLE CO.

706098 COUNTY RD. 21, MULMUR, ON L9V 0W3 (519) 939-0561 (OCTOBER) CAMPBELLS CHAROLAIS

BOX 93, GRIFFIN, SK S0C 1G0 (306) 842-6231 (306) 861-9933 (APRIL)

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

2320 - 41 AVENUE N.E., CALGARY, AB T2E 6W8 (403) 250-9242 (DECEMBER) CAREY AUCTION SERVICES

BOX 27, STAVELY, AB T0L 1Z0 (403) 549-2478 • (403) 650-9028 (JULY)

CAY’S CATTLE

BOX 155, KINISTINO, SK S0J 1H0 JUSTIN (306) 864-7893 • LAYNE (306) 864-7307 (SEPT)

BOX 86, LAMONT, AB T0B 2R0 (780) 796-2108 • (780) 485-7865 (FEBRUARY)

CK STock Farms

Box 27, Candiac, SK S0G 0N0 (306) 736-9666 (January)

CLINE CATTLE

BOX 268, BELMONT, MB R0K 0C0 (204) 537-2367 • C (204) 523-0062 (JANUARY)

COCKBURN FARMS

1122 HOPKINS RD., IROQUOIS FALLS, ON P0K 1E0 (705) 288-8013 (APRIL) CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS

RR 3, 1012 SNAKE RIVER LINE, COBDEN, ON K0J 1K0 (613) 646-9741 • (613) 312-1378 (MARCH)

COUGAR HILL RANCH

BOX 10, TOUTES AIDES, MB R0L 2A0 (204) 732-2663 (JULY)

COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS

BOX 1094, COALDALE, AB T1M 1M9 (403) 345-2988 • (403) 634-2989 (FEBRUARY)

CREEK’S EDGE LAND & CATTLE

BOX 71, YELLOW CREEK, SK S0K 4X0 (306) 279-2033 (MAY)

C2 CHAROLAIS

BOX 237, LA RIVIERE, MB R0G 1A0 (204) 242-3467 • (204) 242-4448 (JUNE)

DAINES O’NEILL LIVESTOCK

RED DEER COUNTY, AB (403) 877-2615 • (403) 348-9753 (JANUARY)

DESERTLAND CATTLE CO. LTD

BOX 1, SEDALIA, AB T0J 3C0 (403) 326-3333 • (403) 664-9447 (JANUARY)

DIAMOND W CHAROLAIS

BOX 235, HUDSON BAY, SK S0E 0Y0 (306) 865-6539 (JANUARY)

DOGPATCH ACRES

BOX 44, LEROY, SK S0K 2P0 • (306) 287-4008 (JUNE)

DORRAN MARKETING INC.

Box 1699, Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 RYAN (403) 507-6483 • (403) 586-1699 (APRIL)

Double B Charolais

1033 Line 10N , Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 1T0 (705) 718-9005 • (705) 826-1033 (january)

184, DES CEDRES, STE-EULALIE, PQ G0Z 1E0 (819) 225-4298 • 225-4452 (AUGUST)

BOX 1526, RIMBEY, AB T0C 2J0 (403) 704-0280 (APRIL) Box 37, CORONACH, SK S0H 0Z0 (306) 267-4986 • 267-7693 • 267-7730 (JUNE)

1064 LINE 10N, ORO-MEDONTE, ON L0L 1T0 (705) 487-5840 (APRIL) FERGUS FAMILY FARM

393595 COUNTY RD 12, LAUREL, ON L9N 5N1 (519) 939-1307 • (519) 938-7103 (APRIL) FERME COUJO CHAROLAIS

BOX 130, ARTHUR, ON N0G 1A0 BRYAN (519) 766-2816 (OCTOBER) BOX 1335, CARBERRY, MB R0K 0H0 SCOTT (204) 573-7882 • MEGAN (204) 245-1119 (JULY) BOX 75, INGLIS, MB R0J 0X0 (204) 773-6448 • (204) 821-4110 (MARCH)

BOX 486, KERROBERT, SK S0L 1R0 (306) 834-2440 • C (306) 834-7557 (JUNE) BOX 390, KENASTON, SK S0G 2N0 (306) 252-2852 • 252-2246 (MARCH)

HOWE Coulee Charolais

#74, 325 - 4TH AVE. S.W., MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 313-2129 • (306) 313-6863 (MARCH) H.S. Knill Transport Co. Ltd.

3680 RG 10 WINDOVER, NOTRE-DAME-DU-BON-CONSEIL , PQ J0C 1A0 (819) 336-2511 (AUGUST)

829 Rest Acres Rd., Paris, ON N3L 3E3 (877) 442-3106 • (519) 442-3106 • (519) 442-6242 (MAY)

FERME CARDIN CHAROLAIS INC.

BOX 639, RIVERS, MB ROK 1XO (204) 328-7704 • (204) 724-8823 (JANUARY)

315 RANG 4, ST. BONAVENTURE, QC J0C 1C0 (819) 396-1968 • (819) 471-2312 (AUGUST) FERME LOUBER ENR.

1630, RANG ST-MARTIN, SAINTE-MARIE, QC G6E EA8 (418) 387-7514 (AUGUST) FISCHER CHAROLAIS

BOX 362, IRMA, AB T0B 2H0 (780) 209-7961 • (780) 806-3635 (APRIL)

Flat Valley Cattle Company

Box 2, Hilda, AB T0J 1R0 (403) 504-6265 (November)

FONDOAK FARM

RR 2, RENFREW, ON K7V 3Z5 (613) 432-4655 (NOVEMBER)

FOOTPRINT FARMS

BOX 414, ESTHER, AB T0J 1H0 (403) 664-3167 • (403) 664-0961 (MARCH)

Fourthlane Farms

934 B Salem Road, RR#1, Consecon, ON K0K 1T0 (613) 827-8109 (October) FUTURE FARMS

35266 RG RD 33, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T4G 0N3 (403) 227-2594 • (403) 877-7017 • (403) 877-1772 (FEBRUARY) GOLDEN THREAD LIVESTOCK IMAGES

Box 1159, Caronport, SK S0H 0S0 (306) 681-5340 (JULY)

HTA CHAROLAIS

HUNTER CHAROLAIS

BOX 569, ROBLIN, MB R0L 1P0 (204) 937-2531 • (204) 249-0301• (204) 937-0219 (JULY)

JAYDAWN FARMS

BOX 7 RR 2, SEXSMITH, AB T0H 3C0 (780) 933-5530 • (780) 614-5995 (APRIL)

JMB CHAROLAIS

BOX 66, BROOKDALE, MB R0K 0G0 (204) 354-2267 • (204) 523-0062 (APRIL)

Johnson Ranching

BOX 132, AMISK, AB T0B 0B0 (780) 856-2175 C (780) 806-3560 (JANUARY)

JONES CHAROLAIS

BOX 809, GULL LAKE, SK S0N 1A0 (306) 671-7820 (DECEMBER)

June Rose Charolais

Box 321, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 (306) 836-4613 • (306) 946-8474 (August)

KAISER CATTLE CO

BOX 209, HUSSAR, AB T0J 1S0 • (403) 787-2489 (JULY)

KAY-R LAND & CATTLE

BOX 420, WASKATENAU, AB T0A 3P0 (780) 358-2360 • C (780) 656-6400 (JUNE)

K-COW RANCH

GOOD ANCHOR CHAROLAIS

BOX 1450, ELK POINT, AB T0A 1A0 (780) 614-5959 (MAY)

HAPPY HAVEN CHAROLAIS

7189 Island Way Rd, Oliver, BC V0H 1T7 (250) 485-0064 • (701) 331-8825 (April)

HARCOURT CHAROLAIS

13 LAWSON SETTLEMENT RD #3, BRIGHTON, ON K0K 1H0 (613) 848-6917 (NOVEMBER)

HardRock Land & Cattle Co. Ltd.

1981, RANG 2 NORD, WEEDON, QC J0B 3J0 (819) 877-2450 (AUGUST)

BOX 3261, VERMILION, AB T9X 2B2 (780) 853-2220 (JUNE)

BOX 266, OAKBURN, MB R0J 1L0 (204) 234-5425 • (204) 365-6010 (MAY) BOX 637, QUILL LAKE, SK S0A 3E0 (306) 383-2346 • C (306) 383-7068 (SEPTEMBER)

Box 2438, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 (204) 476-8856 • (204) 841-0736 (July)

KCH Charolais

KIRLENE CATTLE

LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON LAKEVIEW CHAROLAIS

BOX 511, MARWAYNE, AB T0B 2X0 (780) 875-0218 • (780) 205-0912 (APRIL)


LANGSTAFF CHAROLAIS

MYHRE LAND & CATTLE

RR 4, C. 9A, DAUPHIN, MB R7N 2T7 (204) 648-6416 (SEPTEMBER)

598516 2ND LINE, MULMUR, ON L9V 0B6 (519) 925-2938 • C (705) 627-0672 (OCTOBER)

1717 County Rd 36, Dunsford, ON K0M 1L0 (705) 793-2576 (September)

LAZY S CATTLE CO.

NAHACHEWSKY CHAROLAIS

ROSS LAKE CHAROLAIS

TEMPLE FARMS

LEEMAR CHAROLAIS

NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY

ROSSO CHAROLAIS

THISTLE RIDGE RANCH

LEGACY CHAROLAIS

NORHEIM RANCHING

ROYALE CHAROLAIS

TRANSCON LIVESTOCK CORP.

RR 5, WALLACEBURG, ON N8A 4L2 (519) 627-3464 (OCTOBER) BOX 1116, RIMBEY, AB T0C 2J0 (403) 843-6801 C (403) 704-0288 (MAY) RR1, SITE 8, BOX 14, THORSBY, AB T0C 2P0 (780) 389-3314 (NOVEMBER) BOX 59, BOTHA, AB T0C 0N0 (403) 742-4265 • (403) 742-2108 (NOVEMBER)

LEJ CHAROLAIS

BOX 882, PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB R1N 3C3 (204) 252-3115 • (204) 856-6357 (MAY)

LEMAY, CLAUDE

RR 1, NORQUAY, SK S0A 2V0 (306) 594-2627 • (306) 290-6005 (SEPTEMBER) BOX 29, WILLOWBROOK, SK S0A 4P0 (306) 783-0331 (JULY) Box 56 RR 5, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3J8 (306) 227-4503 (APRIL)

ONTARIO CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

103310 SOUTHGATE RD. 10, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519) 321-9163 (OCTOBER) OPEN GATE FARM

551 CHEMIN DES ÉRABLES, SAINTE GÉRARD DES LAURENTIDES, PQ G9R 1H1 (819) 697-7868 • (819) 539-7616 (AUGUST)

11224 FAIRFAX RD, STANSTEAD-EST, QC J0B 3E0 (819) 838-1398 (AUGUST)

M & L CATTLE CO.

36048 CE Trail, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0G9 (403) 227-2348 (FEBRUARY)

2420 JERMYN LINE, INDIAN RIVER, ON K0L 2B0 (705) 295-6439 C (705) 761-7316 (JANUARY) MACK’S CHAROLAIS

1690 11TH LINE W, RR4, CAMPBELLFORD, ON K0L 1L0 (705) 653-3221 • (705) 768-0057 (APRIL) MANNINGHAM, ERIC

705 RANG 7 OUEST, LAURIERVILLE, QC G0S 1P0 (819) 365-4895 • C (819) 352-3018 (AUGUST) MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS

RR1 SITE 6 BOX 8, MILLET, AB T0C 1Z0 (780) 312-4245 • (780) 312-4245 (FEBRUARY)

MARTENS CATTLE CO.

B0X 85, GLENBUSH, SK S0M 0Z0 (306) 342-2099 (FEBRUARY)

Martens Charolais

Box 374, Boissevain, MB R0K 0E0 (204) 534-6952 • (204) 534-8370 (MAY)

McAVOY CHAROLAIS

BOX 93, ARELEE, SK S0K 0H0 (306) 241-1975 • (306) 621-3326 (MARCH)

McCAW LIVESTOCK

BOX 730, WHITEWOOD, SK S0G 5C0 WACEY (306) 471-0093 (DECEMBER)

McKEARY CHAROLAIS

BOX 10, COMPEER, AB T0C 1A0 (403) 501-9760 (MARCH)

McLEOD LIVESTOCK

293113 TWNSHP RD 263, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB T4A 0N5 (403) 540-7986 (JANUARY) McTAVISH FARMS

BOX 1047, MOOSOMIN, SK S0G 3N0 (306) 435-4925 (JANUARY)

MEDONTE CHAROLAIS

4967 LINE 5, N, RR 1, HILLSDALE, ON L0L 1V0 (705) 835-3310 • (705) 627-2348 • (705) 835-7665 (APRIL) MILLER LAND & LIVESTOCK

406 Conc 6, RR 1, JARVIS, ON N0A 1J0 (519) 587-2755 (JULY) MISTY HILLS CHAROLAIS

BOX 5490, VERMILLION, AB T9X 2B5 (780) 853-3315 (JANUARY)

Moyer Cattle Co

7578 4th Line. Elora, ON N0B 1S0 (519) 993-5010 • (226)979-4257 (july) MRF CHAROLAIS

342 RTE 255, KINGSEY FALLS, QUEBEC (819) 839-1433 (AUGUST) MUTRIE FARMS

BOX 57, GLENAVON, SK S0G 1Y0 (306) 429-2711 • (306) 529-6268 (JUNE)

P & H RANCHING CO LTD. PALMER CHAROLAIS

BOX 17, BLADWORTH, SK S0G 0J0 Velon (306)567-7033 • Hunter (306) 561-8118 (FEBRUARY)

PEEVEE CHAROLAIS FARM

80 BAKER TALC RD, MANSONVILLE, QC J0E 1X0 (450) 243-0249 (AUGUST) PHILLIPS CHAROLAIS

BOX 357, ESTEVAN, SK S4A 2A4 (306) 636-2213 • (306) 421-6416 (NOVEMBER)

PINE BLUFF CHAROLAIS

BOX 34, LOVE, SK S0J 1P0 (306) 276-5976 (MAY)

PLEASANT DAWN CHAROLAIS

BOX 132, OAK LAKE, MB R0M 1P0 (204) 855-3078 • (204) 721-3078 (MARCH)

POPLAR BLUFF STOCK FARM

BOX 55, CHAUVIN, AB T0B 0V0 (780) 858-2435 • (780) 806-3395 (APRIL)

POTTER CHAROLAIS

BOX 554, EARLTON, ON P0J 1E0 (705) 563-2752 • (705) 650-2820 (APRIL)

PRAIRIE COVE CHAROLAIS

BOX 297, BOWDEN, AB T0M 0K0 TIM (204) 350-9858 • TYLER (403) 501-0660 (JANUARY)

PRAIRIE GOLD CHAROLAIS

BOX 6, ROSETOWN, SK S0L 2V0 (306) 882-4081 (MAY)

PRAIRIE VIEW CHAROLAIS

RR 1, SHORTDALE, MB R0L 1W0 (204) 546-2995 • (204) 937-7680 (SEPTEMBER)

PRO-CHAR CHAROLAIS

BOX 275, GLENEVIS, AB T0E 0X0 (780) 932-1654 (DECEMBER)

PROULX CHAROLAIS

197 BOULV. FORTIER, ST-ISIDORE DE CLIFTON, QC J0B 2X0 (819) 434-1094 (AUGUST) R & G MCDONALD LIVESTOCK

BOX 85, SIDNEY, MB R0H 1L0 (204) 466-2883 • (204) 724-2811 (JANUARY)

RAMMER CHAROLAIS

Box 337, HAMIOTA MB R0M 0T0 (204) 365-2789 • (204) 365-0976 (JUNE)

RAWES RANCHES

BOX 208, STROME, AB T0B 4H0 (780) 376-2241 (FEBRUARY)

REESE CATTLE CO.

BOX 661, DIDSBURY, AB T0M 0W0 (403) 870-3960 (DECEMBER)

ROLLIN’ ACRES CHAROLAIS

Box 677, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 (403) 740-5247 (JANUARY)

#78, 325 - 4TH AVE. SW, MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 693-2384 • (306) 690-8916 (DECEMBER) 98 RANG ST-ANDRÉ, ST-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE QUEBEC J0J 1V0 (450) 493-9799 • (514) 895-0829 (AUGUST) SADDLERIDGE CHAROLAIS

BOX 105, ROSEMARY, AB T0J 2W0 (403) 793-0794 • (403) 501-9333 (MAY)

SANDAN CHAROLAIS

BOX 397, ERSKINE, AB T0C 1G0 (403) 742-3337 (NOVEMBER)

SASKATCHEWAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

c/o SK Livestock Assoc., 2255 -13th Ave, #102, Regina, SK S4P 0V6 306-452-8454 (November) SAUNDERS CHAROLAIS

RR#3, MARKDALE, ON N0C 1H0 (519) 372-6196 • (519) 373-6788 (FEBRUARY)

SEMEX BEEF

WWW.SEMEX.COM (JULY)

SERHIENKO/VOEGELI CATTLE CO.

BOX 42, MAYMONT, SK S0M 1T0 (306) 389-7770 (DECEMBER)

SHARODON FARMS

4925 HWY 7, OMEMEE, ON K0L 2W0 (705) 742-4062 • (705) 875-7824 (OCTOBER) SLIDING HILLS CHAROLAIS

BOX 1809, CANORA, SK S0A 0L0 (306) 563-6678 (DECEMBER)

Snake Valley Farm Charolais

Box 369, Champion, AB T0L 0R0 (403) 423-0157 (June)

Southside Charolais

25476 Keefes Landing Road, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E4 (250) 694-3500 • (250) 692-0853 • (403) 485-8211 (December) SOUTHVIEW FARMS LAND & CATTLE CO.

1594 COURTICE RD S, COURTICE, ON L1E 2N1 TERRY (905) 439-4235 • KEITH (905) 244-0049 (OCTOBER) CK SPARROW FARMS

BOX 504, VANSCOY, SK S0L 3J0 (306) 668-4218 (MARCH)

SPRINGSIDE FARMS

608 - 800 YANKEE VALLEY BLVD SE, AIRDRIE, AB T4A 2L1 (250) 832-8209 (DECEMBER) SPRUCE VIEW CHAROLAIS

BOX 37, ANDREW, AB T0B 0C0 (780) 365-2079 • (780) 719-0264 (JANUARY)

STEPHEN CHAROLAIS FARM

BOX 26, MOOSOMIN, SK S0G 3N0 C (306) 435-7383 (NOVEMBER)

Taylor Farms

BOX 171, CARROT RIVER, SK S0E 0L0 (306) 768-3218 • (306) 768-8000 (JULY)

BOX 4205, TABER, AB T1G 2C7 (403) 223-4118 • CELL (403) 317-0689 (JULY) BOX 300, SUNDRE, AB T0M 1X0 (403) 638-9377 (AUGUST)

TRI-N CHAROLAIS FARMS

BOX 899, LENORE, MB R0M 1E0 MERV (204) 851-2290 • JESSE (204) 851-3391 (APRIL)

Triple C Charolais

Box 1, Steep Rock, MB R0C 2Y0 (204) 449-2288 (May)

TURNBULL CHAROLAIS

BOX 208, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 627-4535 • (403) 627-6951 (JANUARY)

TWIN ANCHOR CHAROLAIS

CASTOR, AB BRIAN (403) 741-2287 • CLIFF (403) 741-2626 (JULY)

VALANJOU CHAROLAIS RANCH

BOX 148, CLYDE, AB T0G 0P0 (780) 348-5683 (AUGUST)

VALLEY’S END RANCH

BOX 386, CENTRAL BUTTE, SK S0H 0T0 (306) 796-4651 • (306) 796-4460 (APRIL)

VIKSE FAMILY FARM

RR#1, DONALDA, AB T0B 1H0 (403) 883-2461 • C (780) 608-4460 (FEBRUARY)

VOEGELI BROS. CHAROLAIS

BOX 130, MAYMONT, SK S0M 1T0 (306) 389-4605 (APRIL)

WESTERN LITHO PRINTERS

300 DEWDNEY AVENUE, REGINA, SK S4N 0E8 (306) 525-8796 (AUGUST) WHISKEY HOLLOW CATTLE COMPANY

RR#4, NORWOOD, ON K0L 2V0 (705) 931-5436 • (705) 930-3320 (OCTOBER)

White Cap Charolais

#183, 325 - 4th Avenue SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 631-8779 • (306) 693-2127 (april) WHITE LAKE COLONY/KRW CHAROLAIS

BOX 150, NOBLEFORD, AB T0L 1S0 (403) 332-2261 (MAY)

WHITE MEADOW CHAROLAIS

RR 1, PIPESTONE, MB R0M 1T0 (204) 854-2952 • (204) 522-5469 (MARCH)

WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK

1839 GARDEN OF EDEN ROAD, HALEY STATION, ON K0J 1Y0 (613) 585-3873 (OCTOBER) WILGENBUSCH CHAROLAIS

BOX 4, HALBRITE, SK S0C 1H0 (306) 458-2688 • (306) 458-7482 (MARCH)

WILKIE RANCH

BOX 7, MIAMI, MB R0G 1H0 (204) 435-2463 • C (204) 750-1951 (JANUARY)

BOX 118, BIG VALLEY, AB T0J 0G0 CASEY (403) 741-5799 • DON (403) 876-2596 CLINT (403) 876-2548 (APRIL)

SUGARLOAF CHAROLAIS

WOOD RIVER CHAROLAIS

SUNSHINE OAK CHAROLAIS

WRANGLER CHAROLAIS

T BAR C CATTLE CO.

XXX Farms Ltd.

STEPPLER FARMS LTD.

BOX 38, MINBURN, AB T0B 3B0 (780) 593-2153 • C (780) 787-0358 (NOVEMBER) BOX 314, HOLLAND MB R0G 0X0 ROB (204) 526-5087 • CAROLYN (204) 526-7369 (FEBRUARY)

Box 2330, Warman, SK S0K 4S0 (306) 933-4200 (SEPTEMBER)

BOX 86, MCCORD, SK S0H 2T0 (306) 478-2520 • (306) 301-9140 (JUNE) BOX 5554, WESTLOCK, AB T7P 2P5 (780) 349-1650 • (780) 307-1592 (JULY) RR#2, Kitscoty, AB T0B 2P0 (780) 872-9550 (january)


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Inducing Cows Safely Roy Lewis DVM

This is the time of year where the odd induced birth may be thought about but one is constantly weighing the pros and cons of doing this sort of procedure. There comes a time in cow calf production or purebred production to induce cows to calve for a number of reasons. This may be because there is an abnormal pregnancy, the cow has a life-threatening condition, pregnancy has gone on too long leading to health issues. There are other specific reasons where management of the calving season may warrant inducing cows. In all the cases very careful thought and examination must go into the final decision. The best outcome must be considered by yourself and your veterinarian, as every case is unique and the ultimate goal is to have both the cow and calf survive and go on to do well. If very close to the end of gestation, there are a few protocols to have a rather natural normal induction. The use of prostaglandins and dexamethasone in combination will give induction generally within 30-36 hours. I like to use the regular dose of prostaglandin (2cc of estrumate or equivalent product) and about 25 mg of dexamethasone, but again, your vet should have a formula they like for these prescription products. Everyone of these cases where induction has been contemplated, an emergency c-section has been contemplated as well. One is often balancing the time taken to induce and the determined gestational length with the odds of both the calf’s and dam’s survival. Sometimes the dam is in grave health and our main goal is trying to salvage the calf and other times the pregnancy is abnormal, so one is trying to remove the calf to save the cow. Conditions where I have induced cows or heard other veterinarians

induce cows with success are fetal anasarca (collection of fluid in the fetus), hydrops (abnormal amount of fluid accumulation in the uterus making it life threatening), severe peritonitis, heart failure from hardware disease, severe pyelonephritis (kidney infection) and even severe pneumonia. Cases where cows go down close to calving perhaps from getting too thin carrying twins are another example where inducing a bit early may get rid of the weight of the calves and uterine fluids allowing the cow to get up again. Downers pose their own set of management headaches and can also be the result of lack of a combination of calcium, phosphorus and magnesium. Downer cows must be on a soft well bedded area given feed and water. There are better ways to lift and transport them to a more suitable location. Management of downers is a whole other topic to discuss and as far as induction goes may be a day by day collective decision as to if, when and how induction will happen. Viability and closeness to due date, for the calf’s sake, is always a big decision. Do we have a breeding date (AI date or visualized breeding), how is udder fill and what does your veterinarian think on palpation? These are all very subjective calls and even if a breeding date is known, the breeds have quite a range and variation between them in gestational length. Any earlier than two weeks ahead and the calf is usually not viable. It is much easier if one is simply bringing on cows a bit earlier to tighten the end of the breeding season or for other management reasons an induction is contemplated. Here it is absolutely imperative to check the cow has good quality colostrum. The thick yellow sticky colostrum in all four teats indicates the cow/heifer is close enough to induce. If the colostrum looks like mucous, it is still too early and you must wait. If inducing, you

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know they should calve within about the 36-hour window, but they may have been going to calve within the next few hours naturally, so watch them closely. In other words, the induction process was too late as calving was occurring naturally. Be warned the sick, toxic, thin, etc. cows usually do not produce much milk, so udder fill is not appropriate. With all inductions observe them closely and again the ultimate goal is to save cow and calf. One must keep in mind, the calf in utero is sort of mimicking what is going on with the cow. If she is short of breath because of pneumonia, the calf’s blood is not oxygenated normally; if she is toxic from bad mastitis or peritonitis, the calf will be suppressed. There is a big risk and reward with inducing. I have seen on some occasions where both cow and calf are lost but I have also seen live twins delivered from a downer cow and she subsequently got up so all three were saved. One never knows until one tries to treat them. If the cow is lost make sure to do a BSE test as the autopsy may give more of a clue as to the diagnosis. Usually, these are individual animal problems, but sometimes as in the cases of hardware disease (heart failure), or thin from lack of nutrition herd issues may be detected. With inducing cows for management reasons, they should always be very close to their due date and have good quality normal looking colostrum. They should also not retain their placentas if done properly as we are only talking about bringing them on a few days early. Here’s hoping calving goes well and we don’t run into many cows we need to induce. If there is the need, make sure to have your herd veterinarian help determine the most appropriate time. With abnormal pregnancies, you also know when they are going to calve so you can watch ever so closely. Here’s to a great calving everyone.

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Wrangler Charolais & Coyote Flats Charolais Sharing Our Genetics Sale November 16, 2020 • Olds, AB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 6 Cow/Calf Pairs $43,350 $7,225 7 Bred Cows 31,550 4,507 23 Bred Heifers 152,700 6,639 36 Lots $227,600 $6,322 The second Sharing Our Genetics Sale had a great offering of females. Many new and repeat volume buyers were on hand to purchase quality cattle. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 31, CFC 43Y RAPTOR 53C (3rd Gen Pld, 1.7 BW EPD, 49 WW EPD, 89 YW EPD, 28 M EPD, 53 TM EPD), sired by Elder’s Raptor 43Y, out of a Harvie Crystal D Trigger 35T daughter, bred to HVA High Tide 83F. Sold for $5,900 to JayShaw Charolais, Lavoy. Consigned by Coyote Flats Charolais, Coaldale. Lot 31A, CFC 29E TWILIGHT 45H (4th Gen Pld, 50 WW EPD, 89 YW EPD, TM 46 EPD), sired by Elder’s Lariat 29E. Sold for $2,900 to Steppler Farms Ltd, Miami, MB. Lot 27, CFC 31B MISS YIELD GRADE 29E (Double Polled, 57 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD), sired by McTavish Ironhide 31B, out of a CFC Yield Grade 44W daughter, bred to HVA High Tide 83F. Sold for $5,200 to Highway 21 Feeders, Acme. Consigned by Coyote Flats Charolais Lot 27A, CFC 83F ECHO 27H (3rd Gen Polled, 7.3 CE EPD, -.1 BW EPD, 56 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by HVA High Tide 83F. Sold for $3,200 to Highway 21 Feeders. High Selling Bred Cows Lot 34, CFC 38A MISS RAPTOR 28F (3rd Gen Pld, 6.8 CE EPD), sired by Cedarlea The Keg 38A, out of an Elder’s Raptor 43Y daughter, bred to PH Personna 38D. Sold for $6,300 to Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont. Consigned by Coyote Flats Charolais.

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Wrangler/Coyote Flats Sale Lot 30, CFC 43Y RAPTOR 63C (4th Gen Pld, 46 WW EPD, 26 M EPD, 49 TM EPD), sired by Elder’s Raptor 43Y, out of a Crystal D National 19N daughter, bred to PH Personna 38D. Sold for $5,750 to JayShaw Charolias. Consigned by Coyote Flats Charolais. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 18, WRANGLER MS CAPRICE 164G (4th Gen Pld, 7.8 CE EPD, -.4 BW EPD, 52 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by Cedarlea Ty Cobb 78C, out of a Wrangler Durango 108C daughter, bred to Wrangler Maximum 74E. Sold for $9,000 to Highway 21 Feeders. Consigned by Wrangler Charolais, Westlock. Lot 17, WRANGLER MS ROSA 158G (4th Gen Pld, Red Factor, 6.1 CE EPD, 48 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD), sired by Cedarlea Ty Cobb 78C, out of a

Charhead’s Mister Mel 24Z daughter, bred to Sparrows Aquarius 493B. Sold for $8,750 to Alysha Derewynka, Elk Point. Consigned by Wrangler Charolais. Lot 24,WRANGLER MS PRADA 210F (4th Gen. Polled, 7.6 CE EPD, 26 M EPD, 49 TM EPD), sired by Cedarlea Ty Cobb 78C, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter, bred to Sparrows Aquarius 493B. Sold for $8,500 to Alysha Derewynka. Consigned by Wrangler Charolais. Lot 25, WRANGLER MS MARGO 209F (3rd Gen. Polled, 94 YW EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by Cedarlea Ty Cobb 78C, out of a JWX Triple Play 34T, bred to Sparrows Aquarius 493B. Sold for $8,500 to Alysha Derewynka. Consigned by Wrangler Charolais.

Ed, Lyle and Carli Miller purchased high sellers and in volume for Highway 21 Feeders

Jason Bast purchased a couple high selling lots to take back to Lavoy

Wes Bott purchased three lots

Alysha and Kris Derewynka purchased 4 lots including the second high selling bred heifer

Keegan Scorgie and Brad Smith purchased in volume to help start their KSL Charolais herd at Beaverlodge

Stephen and Deb Cholak purchased two lots including the high selling bred cow for their Circle Cee Charolais outfit

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Thank You to all who purchased females at the Sharing Our Genetics Sale

Wrangler Charolais • Coyote Flats Charolais

SOMe HiGH SellerS

Wde 158G

Wde 164G WranGler MS CapriCe 164G TO HiGHWaY 21 FeederS lTd., aCMe

WranGler MS rOSa 158G TO KriS & alYSHa dereWYnKa, elK pOinT

CFC 28F

CFC 42G CFC 38d MiSS rapTOr 42G TO HiGHWaY 21 FeederS lTd.

CFC 38aMiSS rapTOr 28F TO CirCle Cee CHarOlaiS, laMOnT

Thanks also To:

• stEpplEr Farms ltd., mB (3) • miChaEl & raChEllE ZoErB, sK (2) • rEEsE CattlE Co. (3) • Char-mainE ranChing

• EldEr Charolais Farm, sK • harviE ranChing Co. • highway 21 FEEdErs ltd. (14)

• Kris & alysha dErEwynKa (4) • CirClE CEE Charolais (2) • Ksl simmEntal & Charolais (4) • Jayshaw Charolais (2)

Westlock, AB Wade & Sherry Meakin 780-349-2982 C 780-349-1650 wademeakin@msn.com

• sugar loaF Charolais • CoyotE Flats Charolais • wranglEr Charolais (2) • drd Charolais, sK

Coaldale, AB Mark & Trish Lohues 403-634-2989 George & Angela Lohues lohuesmark@gmail.com Christopher Lohues 403-795-1343

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BUYING OPPORTUNITY IN COVID TIMES

Walking Plow Dispersal Sale

Walking Plow Charolais Dispersal Sale November 21, 2020 • Grunthal, MB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 31 Cow/Calf Pair $103,200 $3,329 67 Bred Cows 114,750 1,713 27 Bred Heifers 47,600 1,763 4 Heifer Calves 4,450 1,113 129 Lots $270,000 $2,093 After 45+ years of breeding Charolais, Cliff and Rose Graydon made the decision that it was time to disperse the Charolais cow herd. Over the course of those 45+ years, many cow families were developed and their genetics were offered and sold to herds in six Canadian provinces to continue in the development of Charolais genetics. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 16, GCT ADELPHA 35A (4th Gen Pld, 90 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by TMJF Yaboom 189Y, out of a Pleasantdawn Steady 715W daughter, bred to HTA In Focus 721E. Sold for $2,100 to TRI-N Charolais, Lenore. Lot 16A, GCT HONCHO 17H (Bull calf, 4th Gen Pld, 45 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by BEM Rider 118C. Sold for $8,300 to Joel & Andrew Nussbaumer, Emo, ON. Lot 8, GCT DAISY 8D (4th Gen Pld, 24 M EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by GCT Yates 1Y, out of a TMJF Yaboom 189Y daughter, bred to BEM Western 11C. Sold for $1,750 to Dusty Lane Charolais, Winkler. Lot 8A, GCT HECTOR 44H (Bull calf, 4th Gen Pld, 49 WW EPD, 92

YW EPD), sired by GCT Digger 7D. Sold for $4,700 to Joel & Andrew Nussbaumer. Lot 15, GCT ABBY 62A (Dbl Pld), sired by Stepplers Identity 90T, out of a WPC Notsobad 5N, bred to HTA In Focus 721E. Sold for $1,950 to Steppler Farms, Miami. Lot 15A, GCT HOUSTON 25H (Bull calf, 3rd Gen Pld), sired by BEM Rider 118C. Sold for $2,000 to Warren Graydon, Woodmore. Lot 44, GCT ESTHER 1E (Polled, 46 WW EPD), sired by TMJF Yaboom 189Y, out of a Stepplers Identity 90T daughter, bred to HTA In Focus 721E. Sold for $1,800 to Gordon Wiebe, Prespatou, BC. Lot 44A, GCT HENCHO 30H (Dbl Pld, 46 WW EPD, 90 YW EPD), sired by BEM Rider 118C. Sold for $1,800 to Warren Graydon. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 88, GCT BODAH 87B (4th Gen Pld), sired by TMJF Yaboom 189Y, out of an HTA Spirit Pld 826H daughter, bred to CED Fergus 45F. Sold for $3,900 to Prouse Ranch, Invermay, SK. Lot 33, GCT DOMA 76D (Polled), sired by HBSF San Diego 123X, out of a Stepplers Identity 90T daughter, bred to CED Fergus 45F. Sold for $2,500 to Sunderland Charolais Farm, Saint Front, SK. Lot 89, GCT AVIS 67A (Dbl Pld), sired by Stepplers Identity 90T, out of a GCT Titleist 2T daughter, bred to HTA In Focus 721E. Sold for $2,200 to TRI-N Charolais. Lot 91, GCT ANCINTH 111A (4th Gen Pld, .6 BW EPD, 24 M EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Steady 715W, out of a GCT Tankard

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17T daughter, bred to CED Fergus 17T. Sold for $2,100 to Prouse Ranch, Invermay, SK. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 116, GCT GLAM 4G (Dbl Pld), sired by SLY Eastwood Pld 32F, out of an FFBB Cajun Pld 154Y daughter, bred to KMT Gregory 932G. Sold for $2,900 to Prairie Trail Ranch, Killarney. Lot 105, GCT GRACIE 5G (Dbl Pld, 24 M EPD), sired by Sparrows Alcatraz 18N, out of an HBSF San Diego 123X daughter, bred to KMT Gregory 932G. Sold for $2,400 to Francrest Farms, Wingham, ON. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 129, GCT HADWIG 49H (3rd Gen Pld, 53 WW EPD, 99 YW EPD), sired by GCT Digger 7D, out of an FFBB Rooster 360A daughter. Sold for $1,200 to Alec Dueck, Beausejour.

Edwin Froese was a volume buyer, taking 16 head back to Grunthal

Buddy Prouse bought the high selling bred cow and added three to his herd

Sales in Brief

Superstar Charolais Sale November 28, 2020 Saskatoon, SK Gross Average 3/4 Bull Calf $123,000 $123,000

1 Cow/Calf Pair 12,500 1 Pick of Cow Herd 24,000 10 Bred Heifers 148,875 18 Heifer Calves 152,892

12,500 24,000 14,875 8,494

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Embryos (16 eggs) 32,200 2,012 Semen Lot(50 doses) 16,250 16,250 30.75 Lots $519,100 $16,909


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Winsnes Farms Relocation Sale

Winsnes Farms Relocation Sale November 20, 2020 • Innisfail, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Gross Average 24 Cow/Calf Pairs $155,100 $6,462 41 Bred Cows 146,600 3,575 8 Bred Heifers 34,150 4,268 5 Heifer Calves 10,350 4,268 11 Yearling Bulls 30,000 2,727 4 Bull Calves 9,600 2,400 93 Lots $385,800 $4,148 A good crowd was on hand and online to purchase quality cattle. Cattle sold to four provinces and many volume buyers were able to take part in this relocation sale. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 26, MXS MEGARA 250Z (Polled, 60 WW EPD, 112 YW EPD, 27 M EPD, 57 TM EPD), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W,out of an SOS Polled Detonator 8M daughter, bred to SOS Home Grown 15C. Sold for $4,000 to Spring Hill Cattle, Nanton. Lot 26A, WINSNES HORACIO 8H (Polled, .3 BW EPD, 49 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD), sired by SOS Apex Pld 139F. Sold for $5,000 to Quist Charolais, Shell Lake, SK. Lot 17, G.BROS OLIVIA 483E (Polled, 49 WW EPD, 99 YW EPD), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of a Beaver Creek Redzone 211S daughter, bred to JIL Thunder Roll 69Z. Sold for $5,750 to Hopewell Charolias, Kerrobert, SK. Lot 17A, WINSNES HANS 29H (Polled, 5.8 CE EPD, -.2 BW EPD, 88 YW EPD), sired by SOS Apex Pld 139F. Sold for $2,700 to Ken Anderson, Innisfree.

High Selling Bred Cows Lot 39, SOS BREANNE 91E (Polled, 50 WW EPD, 97 YW EPD), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, out of an HTA Ice 19X daughter, bred to SVY Wizard 707E. Sold for $6,100 to Rosedale Farms, Sturgeon County. Lot 45, MXS INFINITY 640D (Polled, 29 M EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET,out of an SOS Polled Detonator 8M daughter, bred to BRWW Free Choice 3F. Sold for $5,600 to Parsons Cattle Co., Tees.

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 76, WINSNES HEATHER 55H (Polled, 51 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD), sired by SOS Home Grown 15C, out of an SDC Bordeaux 135W daughter. Sold for $2,500 to Oak Stone Land & Cattle Co., Bawlf.

High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 73, WINSNES STORM 25G (Polled, 22 M EPD), sired by JIL Thunder Roll 69Z, out of a Cardinal Bonanza Pld daughter, bred to Winsnes Gusto 956G. Sold for $6,000 to Quist Charolais. Lot 75, WINSNES SWEET DREAMS 924G (Polled, 49 WW EPD, 44 TM EPD), sired by SOS Veselka Pld 124E, out of a Rocking Heart Power 11X daughter, bred to MVY Goodyear 19G. Sold for $4,750 to Quist Charolais.

High Selling Bull Calf Lot 87, WINSNES AVENGER 32H (Polled, 7 CE EPD, -.9 BW EPD), sired by Circle Cee Lucifer 608D, out of an HACC Fire Out West 430 Pld daughter. Sold for $3,000 to Lamport Herefords, Rocky View County.

High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 102, WINSNES GALAXY 944G (Polled, 53 WW EPD, 104 YW EPD, 38.5 cm), sired by SVY Grizzly 521C Pld, out of an SDC Bullhorn 11B daughter. Sold for $4,000 to Larry Ellithorpe, Sundre.

Riley Blake bought in volume for his Nanton ranch

Levi and Shane Quist bought high sellers and in volume, taking 11 lots back to their 7 Pillars Ranch

Larry Ellithorpe was on hand to buy a couple lots including the high selling yearling bull

Volume buyer Ed Miller was on hand purchasing 28 lots for his Highway 21 Feeders outfit.

Makenzie and Ryan Bratrud purchased the high selling heifer calf

Tyler Young purchased the high selling bred cow

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The Sterling Collection 41st Annual Sale December 5, 2020 • Saskatoon, SK Auctioneer: Michael K Fleury Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 4 Cow/Calf Pairs $52,000 $13,000 32 Bred Heifers 211,500 6,609 4 Heifer Calves 19,000 4,750 40 Lots $282,500 $7,063 The 41st edition of The Sterling Collection Sale saw strong and steady demand from start to finish for the quality Charolais females put on offer by seven consignors. Purebred Charolais breeders took the opportunity to add new females to their herd, with cattle being sold to operations in five Canadian provinces. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 1, LAE EXCELLENCE 766E (Double Polled, 91 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Escobar 429B, out of a Sparrows Cossack 11L daughter, bred to CAYS Outlaw 2G. Sold for $10,500 to Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Lot 1A, LAE HIGH CLASS 47H (3rd Gen Pld, 44 WW EPD, 92 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Architect 725E. Sold for $5,500 to CK Sparrow Farms Ltd., Vanscoy. Lot 3, LAE CASH 5132C (Polled, .4 BW EPD, 44 WW EPD, 87 YW EPD), sired by McTavish High Voltage 51A, out of a Sparrows Landmark 963W daughter, bred to CAYS Outlaw 2G. Sold for $6,500 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais.

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Lot 3A, LAE HILLARY 82H (-3.1 BW EPD, 45 WW EPD, 92 YW EPD, 27 M EPD), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $5,750 to Legacy Charolais. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 5, Hunter Charolais Pick of the Bred Heifers. Sold for $17,500 to Dogpatch Acres, Leroy. Consigned by Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Lot 25, LAE GREAT EXPECTATION 969 G (3rd Gen Pld, -1.6 BW EPD, 28 M EPD, 50 TM EPD), sired by HRJ Maverick 556C, out of a Circle Cee Legend 307A daughter, bred to SHSH Bonafide 10F. Sold for $12,500 to Poplar Bluff Stock Farm, Chauvin, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 9, HBC MELISSA 901G (Double Polled, -3.6 BW EPD, 29 M EPD, 50 TM EPD), sired by LT Affinity 6221 Pld, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter, bred to LT Authority 7229 Pld. Sold for $9,000 to Johnson Charolais. Consigned by Harcourt Charolais, Quill Lake.

Lot 7, MVY BARBRA-ANN 2G (3rd Gen Pld, -1.4 BW EPD, 46 WW EPD), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a Whitecap Mr Blade 5B daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630E ET. Sold for $7,500 to Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Mulmur, ON. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais Farm, Arelee. Lot 36, LAE GAIL 9171G (3rd Gen Pld), sired by Sparrows Architect 725E, out of a Winn Mans Vistazo 740X daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $7,500 to Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 37, LAE HARPER 131H (Polled, -3.7 BW EPD, 26 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by SHSH Bonafide 10F, out of a Circle Cee Legend 307A daughter. Sold for $5,250 to Bellhaven Farms, Coldwater, ON. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais.

Chester Tupling made the trip to purchase a top bred heifer

John & Kirsten Taylor added a couple of front end females to their program

Troy & Dianna Walgenbach were volume buyers, taking six head to their Legacy operation

Dacie Johnson was on hand and selected two lots, including the high selling cow

Mic & Evan Zentner bought the high selling bred heifer

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Charolais Communique

We Need All Types F. Rodney James

Rodney James was founder of the Canadian Charolais Banner in 1966 and publisher until 1983. This article was published nearly 50 years ago.

There is a tremendous amount of good genetic material in the Charolais breed. The wide variation of muscling, bone and overall type is a real asset, especially in these times in the beef industry when there are so many differences of opinion on what is optimum. There are breeders who are determined to produce bulls that will sire calves that any shape or size of cow will have without assistance. We all know that we need easy calving bulls The question is, when we reach the above objective, will we have a Charolais that will be capable of contributing significantly to the economic production of beef? There is no question that we can have a fair amount of frame and muscling without excessive calving problems and we must be aware of ease of calving. I firmly believe that we must work closely with our customers who appreciate the benefits of Charolais. Have you considered what kind of bull your customer could use five years from today if he shipped every cow he had to assist at calving before next year’s calving season. Shouldn’t we be asking ourselves why 90 per cent of the cows calved without assistance and why the 10 per cent needed help? If they were all bred to the same bull and managed and fed alike, why shouldn’t we blame those cows? Should we really be designing our Charolais bulls to suit the inferior 10 per cent of the cow population? I know of a seedy old boy that only visited his calving pasture once a week, that ended up with a herd of easy calving cows. When one of his cows couldn’t calve alone, she was

eliminated and also her offspring. No, I wouldn’t advise your suggesting this harsh a program to your customers, but even if he doesn’t have an individual indentification program – perhaps he could cut the tip off the ear or some mark so that she will be recognized in the fall and sent up the chute. Obviously, the same program should be applied to the Charolais herds. I have stressed the importance of your customers’ herds so that he can keep pace and successfully use the bulls you are producing. If we got rid of the cows that for one reason or another don’t calve easily, we would be able to place more emphasis on other important traits in our bull selection. Excess muscling, extreme rate of gain and larger frames no doubt are associated with hard calving. Unfortunately, these three traits are extremely important to making money in the beef business, and are the reasons that Charolais swept the country. The French cattle brought more docility, muscling and in most cases increased rate of gain. They also brought more calving problems. Have we over-reacted? The C-C program was designed not just to measure ease of calving but a number of the above traits. But, most people looked at the ease of calving score and sometimes little or nothing else. Isn’t it time we got back to selecting more for rate of gain and start bragging about the performance of our cattle again? Surely muscle is important, unless you feel people are going to start eating bone, hide and fat. We need a broad genetic base! This means we need, within the Charolais population, some extremes. If everyone breeds the same type, what will happen down the road if we find we were on the wrong track? Charolais Banner • December 2020

Look how the Hereford people got back on the main line. They found those big Herefords that had been shunned for many years. A few breeders stubbornly went on breeding that type, regardless of what was popular in the show ring because they felt that pounds of beef would always be popular. They have been well rewarded in recent years. The Show Ring? Many breeders are expressing concern today that the show ring is going too far to the extreme. The trick is to observe, listen to the judge’s reasons, AND MAKE UP YOUR OWN MIND. The right type of cattle for you is the type that suits the needs of you and your customers. Surely you are strong enough to make up your own mind. If it isn’t the type that a college professor judge likes, so what? Very likely, you are making more money directly out of the cattle business than he is anyway. It is one man’s opinion on a given day, down the road tomorrow another judge may have entirely different views. Judges always have had reasons for the types they like. They have been wrong before. By the way, I am not suggesting for a minute that they are wrong today. Nor am I suggesting there shouldn’t be shows. But, I’m sure most judges would be quick to point out the need for variation within any breed. Go ahead and breed your type of cattle, don’t be too critical of those that prefer a different type because you just might be going to him some day to get back on the main line. The middle of the road is the farthest from each ditch, so is probably the most comfortable place for most breeders. The challenge is seeing how close you can come to either ditch without have a wreck! The road is wide enough for everyone. Pick your spot and charge on! 63


industry news

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

As we reflect on the year 2020, it will not be soon forgotten. It now appears the pandemic will continue deep into 2021 and we need to be prepared for this as an industry and in our daily lives. We tend to focus on the negative aspects of COVID and there are certainly a lot, but we also need to recognize the success in our industry where we have been fortunate. As we all remember, the pandemic hit in the middle of the bull sale season. Producers adapted and complied with ever changing restrictions and uncertainty. Sales continued with prices being similar to the previous year which showed the strength of our producers and their steadfast resolve while facing adversity. Agriculture was designated an essential service which allowed our cattle sales to continue, but it also allowed for uninterrupted trade with the USA, our largest trading partner. The exchange of beef, semen, embryos and live cattle with the US are critical to the stability of our market. There were many more successes through the year that we can be proud of as an

industry and on personal levels. As we look forward to 2021, there are several ongoing initiatives that will be important to the industry. We will need to be flexible and adjust our international market development program in response to changing market conditions due to the COVID pandemic. This is a collaborative effort across breed associations, livestock exporters, livestock exhibitions, agricultural service providers and breeders to promote and generate sales of beef genetics both internationally and at home in Canada. The disruption in our industry through the cancellation of our livestock events will have ripple effects and we will need to re-establish our connection with international buyers and government officials in foreign countries. It is likely that travel will still be restricted well into 2021, so we will need to continually improve and utilize our online and digital marketing programs in order to accomplish this. This will be one of the most important investments that our industry organizations and breeders can make at this time in order to showcase our genetics to the world.

The Canadian Beef Improvement Network initiative is entering a new phase in its development. It is supported by the major breed associations and has participation from across the production and retail system. As a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the hub for the seedstock sector, CBBC will serve as the incubator for CBIN to ensure its successful implementation. The next phase of CBIN will include increased advocacy efforts to industry stakeholders and development of its core foundation. A goal of CBIN is to build upon existing genetic improvement programs with a focus on the commercial cattle sector. The commercial cow/calf sector has always been an integral part of genetic improvement through bull selection but have never been actively included in the development programs offered by the seedstock sector. There is an opportunity through the CBIN platform to connect the industry with a made in Canada solution. For information on CanadaUSA border crossing procedures for essential agriculture worker exemption status, contact CBBC at info@beefbreeds.ca or (403) 730-0350.

Des points à réfléchir, continued from page 8 2010, vous vous souvenez sûrement du plaisir que cet événement fit. Tellement d’anciens éleveurs se sont joint à la partie. Si vous connaissez certains de ceuxci, encouragez-les à venir faire un tour. Nous savons tous que les éleveurs du Manitoba sont des hôtes formidables. La saison des ventes de taureaux est bientôt à nos portes. En ce moment, nous travaillons sur des montages vidéos et photos pour les nombreuses

publicités qui sont à venir. J’espère que vos taureaux se portent bien et que vous les nourrissez pour montrer leur meilleur potentiel. Il y a plusieurs aspects d’une vente fructueuse autre que la génétique et la nutrition. Certains de ces aspects doivent être travaillé à longueur d’année. Nous sommes dans une position souhaitée pour les ventes du printemps. Vous devez tout de même garder le contact avec vos clients passé

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et mettre des photos qui représentent le meilleur de vos sujets pour maximiser vos revenus. Si vous avez des questions ou si Jon Wright, Robbie Chomik ou moi-même peuvent vous assistez, n’hésitez-pas à nous faire signe. Je souhaite à chacun de vous un très Joyeux Noël et un année prospère dans le Charolais. À la prochaine, Helge


association news

Quebec Charolais Association AGM

The Quebec Charolais Association Annual General Meeting was held February 15th. The 2020-2021 board of directors are: • President - Mark Frost, Kingsey-Falls • 1st Vice-President - Armand Roy, Saint-Bernard de Lacolle • 2nd Vice-President- Janick Boufard, Stanstead-Est • Director - Eric Manningham, Laurierville

Obituary

Stanley (Stan) Petracek passed away April 28th, 2019, at the age of 93, in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. Stan and his wife Margaret raised their six children on the family farm overlooking the Cutarm Creek east of the K1 Mosaic Potash Mine at Yarbo. Stan and Margaret were founding members of the South East Saskatchewan Charolais Breeders in 1974, of which Stan was president for two years. They bought their first Charolais bull from Denzil and Wilma Sutton, Rocanville for $750 in 1971. From there, Petracek Polled Charolais was formed, which included Stan and

• Director - Jean-Francois Cardin, Saint-Bonaventure • Director - Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau • Director - Patrick Proulx, Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton

Stanley (Stan) Petracek Margaret’s son, Jim, and wife, Marilyn Petracek. Stan was involved in grain farming, but his true passion was that of a cattleman. He could always be found standing in the center of the pasture surrounded by his beautiful white cattle, who came to greet him as though he was their best friend. Stan was a 4-H leader for many years and his volunteerism in his community was extremely important to him. Stan and Margaret retired to Esterhazy in 1991, enjoying travelling across North America, always stopping in to meet Charolais breeders along the way. Stan was an avid sports fan supporting local hockey and baseball teams. Lifelong follower of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs

Obituary

Ernie Esau, formerly of Ernmore Polled Charolais, Elm Creek, Manitoba, passed away October 26th in Carmen, at the age of 87. I had known Ernie for 40 years and he is one of the sharpest stockmen I knew. Ernie was a keen learner and taught anyone that wanted to learn about observing livestock. I worked with Ernie for over 20 years

• Director - Karine Dubuc, St-Patrice-de-Beaurivage • Junior Director - Samantha Frost, Kingsey-Falls • Secretary - Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie

and Toronto Blue Jays, Stan himself enjoyed participating in sports and only hung up his own hockey skates at the age of 83. Stan’s greatest legacy is the sense of family he created with Margaret. The love and pride he had for his family was felt by all his children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a loyal brother, beloved uncle, and friend to so many. Stan had an innate ability to make everyone feel important and special knowing they were loved and respected by him. Stan is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret, six children, 5 grandchildren and 2 greatgrandchildren.

Ernie Esau while he was in the Charolais industry and saw him promote his cattle and Manitoba across North America. His trophy and ribbon room showed the countless shows right across Canada and the U.S.A. he participated in with success. One sire that Ernie raised, named Ernmore Karl With A K, had a profound influence in the polled Charolais herds in Sweden showing his genetics and influence went worldwide. A prominent Shorthorn breeder

for many years, he was awarded the prestigious Builder of the Breed award from the American Shorthorn Association. Ernie sat on the Canadian Charolais Association board of directors from 1991 to 1996 and was inducted into the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2019. Pre-deceased by his wife of 58 years, Irma in 2013, he was very proud of their six children, 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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SErhienko/Howe Coulee & Nelson Hirsche SUCCESS

Canadian Western Agribition Virtual Show 2020

SVY STARSTRUCK 559R

GH 714E HARDCORE ET 85H

RBC Supreme Showdown SVY STARSTRUCK 559R (SVY Freedom Pld 307N), Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, was Reserve Supreme Champion Female of the Supreme Showdown, which saw the Supreme Champion Females of Agribition past compete in a bracket draw for the title. Cattle enthusiasts judged by voting online.

obituary

HKS MS KENZIE 137G

Madisyn Robertson

2020 Agribition Evolution Series Any Other Breed Show Judges: Aaron Birch & Joe Barnett, Parkbeg GH 714E HARDCORE ET 85H (CML Copyright 714E ET), NelsonHirsche Purebreds, Del Bonita, AB, was named Grand Champion Bull Calf, Any Other Breed. HKS MS KENZIE 137G (Whitecap Embargo 7E), Howe Coulee Charolais, Moose Jaw, was chosen as the Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer, Any Other Breed. 2020 Agribition Junior Spotlight HKS MS KENZIE 137G, exhibited by Elise Howe, Howe Coulee Charolais, won Grand Champion Any Other Breed Female and Reserve Champion Female in the Junior Spotlight show.

2020 Agribition Virtual Youth Judging Competition Madisyn Robertson, Neepawa, MB, was named the Overall Intermediate Judge in the youth competition. Madisyn is a CCYA Alumni and daughter of Daylse and Paul Robertson, Hardrock Land & Cattle Co. Participants in this virtual competition judged classes of market hogs, light horses, bull calves, bred heifer and finished steers. Depending on their age group, they gave oral reasons on the classes assigned to them.

Grant Shuttleworth

Grant Ralston Shuttleworth passed away March 21, 2020, at the age of 88. Grant was born in Calgary, Alberta, and was raised on the family farm at Balzac. Grant attended Buttes School, and then completed his high school at Mount Royal. After graduation, he took Agriculture Mechanics at SAIT. Grant spent his life farming and raising purebred

Charolais cattle in the Balzac area. Grant was a pioneer in the purebred Charolais business. He was a founder of the South Central Alberta Charolais Breeders group 40 years ago. His son, Darryl, and family carry on the cattle operation as Charworth Charolais Ltd. He enjoyed travelling; visiting many destinations around the world, sharing these experiences with family and friends. He also took pleasure in cheering on the Stampeders and Flames. He was very active in various volunteer organizations, including

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Balzac United Church, Samaritan’s Purse, the Calgary Stampede, Nose Creek Historical Society, the Airdrie and District Museum Society, Alberta 4-H, and Medical Mercy Canada. In addition to his community involvement, he cherished time with family. Besides his loving wife Katherine, of sixty-two years, Grant is survived by his children, Wayne (Sharon), Karen (Dave) Kosa and Darryl (Maria); and seven grandchildren, Russell, Laura, Nicholas, Joel, Amber, Alex, and Rebecca.


ASSOCIATION NEWS

The 57th Annual Saskatchewan Charolais Association Annual General Meeting was held November 28th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 13 voting members were in attendance including most of the board of directors. Jordan Moore, Redvers, was elected President with Kurtis Phillips, Estevan, moving up to 1st Vice-President; while Justin Cay, Kinistino was elected to the 2nd Vice-President position. The position of Secretary-Treasurer is being held by the Saskatchewan Livestock Association, Regina. Reelected to another three year term on the nine-member board was Jordan Moore. Matt Jones, Gull Lake, and Stephen Wielgosz, Yellow Creek, stepped off the board. Kody Meier, Kerrobert, and Duncan Spenst, Waldeck, were elected to their first terms on the board. The 2019 financial statement showed net earning a loss of $1,644 on revenues of $42,418 and expenses of $44,062. The Association is in good shape with over $60,000 in current assets, most of that cash and term deposits.

Retiring Directors Matt Jones and Stephen Wielgosz were presented with tokens of appreciation for their time on the board.

Saskatchewan Charolais AGM Promotion and Newsletter were the biggest expenditures in the budget at over $11,000. They are currently running advertising either in the form of flip ads or permanent signage in every livestock market in the province. They also supported or attend Ag in Motion, Canadian Western Agribition, Edam Fall Fair and Young Ranchmans in 2019. Michael Elder, Coronach, the Canadian Charolais Association president updated the meeting on happenings at the CCA level, including going to 6 EPD runs per year, there are 37 heifers in the

Residual Feed Intake test at Vermilion College and they are helping each province with a $1,000 to go towards promotion of the breed. The SCA is going to a scholarship for youth instead of the credits to purchase heifers, which they have done in the past few years. In 2021, Canadian Western Agribition will be holding their 50th Anniversary show which was postponed from this year. There will also be a Player’s Classic held in conjunction and an aged bull class will be added.

Jordan Moore, Redvers, President

Kurtis Phillips, Estevan, 1st Vice-President

Justin Cay, Kinistino, 2nd Vice-President

Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw, Past-President

Tyler Smyth, Swift Current

Doug Harcourt, Quill Lake

Raymond Paschke, Love

Kody Meier, Kerrobert

Duncan Spenst, Waldeck

The Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board of Directors

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important activities in our industry

Calendar of Events December 16 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB December 18 Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Bashaw, AB December 30 Premier & Guests Fallsview Production Sale, Niagara Falls, ON 2021 Events January 30 M.C. Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale, 12 noon, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition February 3 Moose Creek Red Angus & Charolais Two-Year Old Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Kisbey, SK February 6 Hill 70 Quantock “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale, 12 noon, at the ranch, Lloydminster, AB

February 22 BOB Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Stettler (AB) Agriculture Society

March 6 Wrangler Made 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Westlock, AB

February 24 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Milestone, SK

March 6 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC

February 24 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 7 Legacy Charolais 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Botha, AB

February 26 Maple Leaf Charolais & Guests 16th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB February 26 HEJ Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 27 Myhre Land & Cattle Co./Bar J Charolais Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 27 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC

February 16 Rawes Ranches 38th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Strome, AB

February 27 RRTS Charolais Bull sale, 12:30 pm, BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC

February 17 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1 pm, Olds (AB) Cow Palace

February 28 Pro-Char and Guests 9th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Glenevis, AB

February 18 Prairie Cove Charolais Bull and Female Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Bashaw, AB February 19 “Muscle Up” at Stephen Charolais and Guests Bull Sale, 1 pm, Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart February 20 P & H Ranching 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 20 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 23rd Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Erskine, AB February 20 Saint Martin Test Station Sale, Saint Martin, QC

March 2 Acadia Colony Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 4 Buffalo Lake Charolais 14th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Stettler (AB) Auction Mart March 5 40th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 5 Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB

March 8 Palmer Charolais 10th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Bladworth, SK March 8 100th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds March 9 Johnson Ranching Bull Sale, 1:00 pm, Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 9 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB March 11 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 2 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB March 11 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 2nd Annual Spring Bull Sale, 12:30 pm, at the ranch, Del Bonita, AB March 12 CK Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 12 17th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB March 12 Meridian Agriculture Co. Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Acadia Valley, AB March 13 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Kenaston, SK

March 5 Oattes Charolais Bull Sale, 6 pm, at the farm, Cobden, ON

March 13 Blackbern/WhiteWater & Kirlene 10th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON

March 6 Turnbull Charolais & Guests Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Pincher Creek, AB

March 14 Steppler Farms 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

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March 15 Flat Valley Cattle Co. & K Lazy T Cattle Co Simple as Black and White Bull Sale, 1 pm, Medicine Hat (AB) Feeding Company March 15 Grassroots Bull Sale, 2 pm, Dryland Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 18 Footprint Farms Bull Sale, 3:30 pm, at the ranch, Esther, AB March 18 Northern Impact VIII Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB March 18 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB March 19 High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Inglis, MB March 19 Reese Cattle Co. 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 20 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 18th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Oak Lake, MB March 20 Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 10th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 20 Sliding Hills Charolais 15th Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Canora, SK March 20 8th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, 2 pm, Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS March 20 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK March 20 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1 pm, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 21 M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Indian River, ON March 22 TRI-N Charolais Farms Ltd., 2 pm, on the farm, Lenore, MB 80

March 22 Neilson Cattle Co. 31st Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK March 22 North West Bull Sale, 1 pm, Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK March 23 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Minitonas, MB March 23 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 24 HTA Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Rivers, MB March 25 Elder Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coronach, SK March 26 McTavish Farms & Guest 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 26 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Perlich Bros. Auction Market, Lethbridge, AB March 27 Coyote Flats Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coaldale, AB March 27 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 27 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6 pm, VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB March 27 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the ranch, Rockglen, SK March 27 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Cobden, ON March 27 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the ranch, Elk Point, AB March 27 Chomiak Charolais 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Viking (AB) Auction Market March 27 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Mart Charolais Banner • December 2020

March 28 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2 pm, Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK March 30 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB April 1 Hunter Charolais 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Roblin, MB April 1 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Killarney (MB) Auction Market April 3 Vermilion Charolais Group 35th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Lakeview Charolais, Marwayne, AB April 3 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS April 3 Saunders Charolais 16th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Keady (ON) Livestock Market April 3 Transcon’s 25th Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales April 5 North of the 49th 18th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 6 Cedarlea Farms “Git ‘R Done” Bull Sale, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK April 6 White Lake Colony Bull Sale, 1 pm, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB April 6 Gilliland Bros. Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Carievale, SK April 7 White Cap/Rosso Charolais and Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, at White Cap Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK April 8 Daines Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart April 9 Spirit of the North Bull Sale, 1 pm, Spiritwood (SK) Auction Mart


April 10 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON

April 17 Brimner Cattle Co., Cornerstone Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart

April 10 Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

April 17 Cedardale Charolais 17th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Nestleton, ON

April 12 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1 pm, Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart

April 17 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD

April 13 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2 pm, Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK

July 5-9 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Olds Cow Palace, Olds, AB

We Love to taLk BuLL!

Premier Livestock & Guests Falls View Production Sale Milverton, ON • December 30, 2020 MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK • January 30, 2021 Prairie Cove Charolais Annual Bull & Female Sale Bashaw, AB • February 18, 2021 Sandan Charolais / Springside Farms Annual Bull Sale Erskine, AB • February 20, 2021 Beck / McCoy 11th Annual Bull Sale Milestone, SK • February 24, 2021 HEJ Charolais Bull Sale Innisfail, AB • February 26, 2021 Meridian Ag Bull Sale Acadia Valley, AB • March 12, 2021 Neilson Cattle Company Charolais Bull Sale Willowbrook, SK • March 22, 2021 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK • March 27, 2021 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK • March 28, 2021 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale Killarney, MB • April 1, 2021 Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK • April 11, 2021 Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB • April 12, 2021

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Advertisers’ Index Alta Genetics Inc......................................... 72 Amabec Charolais....................................... 75 American International Charolais Association.9 Annuroc Charolais...................................... 75 B Bar D Charolais........................................ 75 Baker Farms................................................ 75 Bar H Charolais........................................... 76 Beck Farms................................................. 76 Be-Rich Farms............................................. 73 Blackbern Charolais..................................... 75 Bob Charolais.............................................. 73 Bo-Jan Enterprises....................................... 76 Borderand Cattle Co................................... 76 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd.............................. 72 Bricney Stock Farm...................................... 77 Bridor Charolais..................................... 25,75 Brimner Charolais........................................ 77 Buffalo Lake Charolais................................. 73 Campbells Charolais.................................... 77 Carey Auction Services................................ 72 Cedardale Charolais.................................... 75 Cedarlea Farms........................................... 77 Charla Moore Farms.................................... 77 Char-Lew Ranch.......................................... 73 Char-Maine Ranching.................................. 73 Charolais Journal........................................ 72 Char-Top Charolais...................................... 77 Charworth Charolais................................... 73 Chomiak Charolais...................................... 73 Circle Cee Charolais.................................... 73 Cline Cattle Co........................................... 74 Cockburn Farms.......................................... 76 Cornerview Charolais.................................. 25 Cougar Hill Ranch....................................... 74 Coyote Flats Charolais............................ 59,73 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle......................... 77 C2 Charolais............................................... 75 Davis-Rairdan.............................................. 72 Demarah Farms........................................... 77 Diamond W Charolais................................. 77 Dorran, Ryan............................................... 72 Double B Charolais...................................... 25 Double P Stock Farm................................... 75 Dowell Charolais......................................... 73 Dubuc Charolais senc.................................. 76 Dudgeon-Snobelen................................ 25,76 Eaton Charolais........................................... 78 Edge Livestock Inc....................................... 72 Elder Charolais Farm................................... 77 EMB Charolais............................................. 25 Fall Feature Sale Group............................... 27 Fergus Family Charolais............................... 76 Fischer Charolais......................................... 73 Flat Valley Cattle Co.................................... 73

Fleury, Michael............................................ 72 Flewelling, Craig......................................... 72 Footprint Farms........................................... 73 Future Farms............................................... 73 Gallelli Charolais......................................... 73 Gilliland Bros. Charolais............................... 77 Good Anchor Charolais............................... 73 H.S. Knill Company Ltd............................... 72 Happy Haven Charolais............................... 75 Harcourt Charolais...................................... 77 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Ltd....................... 75 Harvie Ranching.......................................... 73 HEJ Charolais.............................................. 73 Hicks Charolais............................................ 76 High Bluff Stock Farm................................. 75 Holk Charolais............................................. 73 Hopewell Charolais..................................... 77 Horseshoe E Charolais................................. 77 Howe Coulee Charolais............................... 77 HTA Charolais............................................. 75 Hunter Charolais...................................75,IBC JMB Charolais............................................. 75 Johnson Charolais....................................... 73 Johnstone Auction ..................................... 72 June Rose Charolais.................................... 77 Kaiser Cattle Co.......................................... 73 Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.............................. 73 KCH Charolais............................................. 74 Kirlene Cattle.............................................. 76 La Ferme Patry de Weedon.......................... 76 Lakeview Charolais...................................... 73 Langstaff Charolais..................................... 76 Leemar Charolais........................................ 73 Legacy Charolais......................................... 73 LEJ Charolais............................................... 75 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch.................... 78 M&L Cattle Company.................................. 76 Mack’s Charolais......................................... 76 Maple Leaf Charolais................................... 73 Martens Cattle Co....................................... 77 Martens Charolais....................................... 75 McAvoy Charolais....................................... 77 McKeary Charolais...................................... 74 McLeod Services.......................................... 72 McTavish Farms........................................... 77 Medonte Farms...................................... 25,76 Miller Land & Livestock................................ 76 Moyer Cattle Co......................................... 25 Mutrie Farms.............................................. 77 Myhre Land and Cattle................................ 75 Nahachewsky Charolais . ............................ 77 Norheim Ranching...................................... 72 P & H Ranching Co...................................... 74 Packer Charolais.......................................... 76

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Palmer Charolais......................................... 77 Phillips Farms......................................... 17,77 Pleasant Dawn Charolais............................. 75 Potter Charolais.......................................... 76 Prairie Cove Charolais................................. 74 Prairie Gold Charolais.................................. 77 Pro-Char Charolais...................................... 74 Qualman Charolais...................................... 77 R&G McDonald Livestock............................ 75 Raffan, Don................................................ 72 Rawes Ranches........................................ 5,74 Reeleder, Andrew........................................ 72 Rollin’ Acres Charolais............................ 25,76 Ross Lake Charolais..................................... 74 Rosso Charolais........................................... 77 Royale Charolais.......................................... 76 RRTS Charolais............................................ 74 Saddleridge Charolais.................................. 74 Sandan Charolais........................................ 74 Saunders Charolais................................. 25,76 Serhienko Cattle Co.................................... 77 Sharadon Farms.......................................... 76 Skeels, Danny............................................. 72 Sliding Hills Charolais.................................. 77 Southside Charolais..................................... 74 Southview Farms......................................... 76 CK Sparrow Farms Ltd................................ IFC Springside Farms......................................... 74 Spruce View Charolais................................. 74 Stach Farms Charolais................................. 74 Stephen Charolais....................................... 78 Steppler Farms Ltd................................... 3,75 Stock, Mark................................................ 72 Sugarloaf Charolais..................................... 74 Sunshine Oak Charolais............................... 75 T Bar C Cattle Co................................... 72,81 Temple Farms.............................................. 78 Thistle Ridge Ranch..................................... 74 Transcon Livestock...................................... 72 TRI-N Charolais........................................... 75 Turnbull Charolais....................................... 74 Twin Anchor Charolais................................ 74 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd......................... 74 Western Litho Printers................................. 72 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co........................... 25 White Cap Charolais................................... 78 White Lake Colony...................................... 74 White Meadow Charolais Ltd...................... 75 Wilgenbusch Charolais........................ 78,OBC Wilkie Ranch............................................... 74 Wood River Charolais.................................. 78 Wrangler Charolais................................ 58,74


A peek into the bull pen selling in our 10th AnnuAl Bull SAle, At the fArm

1 of 4 ET broThErs, blackjack x crown PrincE

DownTown x UlTimaTE

stop by to hAve A look And A visit!

Tank x Domino

Thanks also to Elder Charolais, Coronach, SK, for purchasing the pick of our heifer calves in the Superstar sale and to Dogpatch Acres, Leroy, SK, for purchasing the pick of our bred heifers in the Sterling Collection sale.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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