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December 2016 VOL. 50, NO. 5 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 584-7937 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com

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ISSN 0824-1767

Charolais EPDs in Canada........................................................22 Autumn Prestige......................................................................30 Canadian Charolais Calendar ................................................31 Maple Leaf Ranch....................................................................59 Uppin’ the Ante ......................................................................60 Obituary – Colin McCaw ........................................................60 National Show ........................................................................61 Fall Highlights..........................................................................63 National Sale ..........................................................................64 AgEx Charolais Show ............................................................65 Farmfair Charolais Show ........................................................66 Canadian Western Agribition Sale ........................................69 Canadian Western Agribition Show ......................................70 Additional Agribition Highlights............................................74

Departments From the Field............................................................................6 Du Champ ..................................................................................8 Herd Health ............................................................................10 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report ..................................11 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ........................12 Profile – ProChar Charolais ....................................................13 Canadian Charolais Association..............................................18 De l’Association de Charolais Canadien ................................20 Charolais Life ..........................................................................29 Road Tales ................................................................................73 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ..............................................76 Calendar of Events ..................................................................83 Index of Advertisers ................................................................86

On the cover… Canadian Western Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge Charolais Top Ten Finalists

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

First off, I would like to thank everyone for the positive feedback on my last From the Field. I hope that everyone takes the message to heart and tries to become more engaged to raise the image, the membership and quality of the breed. It sure seemed that breeders were working harder with greater attendance at the fall shows. I also had many breeders who I hadn’t met come up and introduce themselves. I appreciate this and as I said last month, I would like to meet every breeder in Canada if possible. The National show and sale in Toronto was excellent. There were big enthusiastic crowds at both the show and sale from across Canada and the Ontario board need to be commended on putting on a first-class event. Crowds at Brandon and cattle numbers in Edmonton were up very nicely and the enthusiasm at Agribition last week was very invigorating. There were several international guests from many countries looking for and making deals on genetics at the fall shows which indicates that Canadian Charolais are fitting into their criteria. I feel the time is right to be more active on the international marketing stage with lots of potential to be found. Some outgoing trade missions by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council and a couple of other breed associations sound very promising as well. Later in this issue you will see a breeder panel discussion on EPD. We want to try to do more educational articles going forward. If you have some topics that you would like covered, please let us know. On the topic of EPD, I feel that we should be doing more ultrasound measuring and data collection of carcass information whenever possible to increase the accuracy of our carcass numbers. If we can get the 6

accuracies higher on those traits, then we can head towards an accurate Terminal Sire Index (TSI). Variations of this are proving valuable and useful to commercial producers and have been used in Australia and the USA. TSI is the expected profit potential of terminal progeny as it incorporates growth and carcass EPD. For cow/calf guys that sell all their calves, they can look at this one number. They aren’t keeping daughters, so don’t need to be concerned with milk or total maternal numbers. It is not going to happen tomorrow but we should be thinking about it and getting more information. We are a long way off in Canada I believe, but I read an article recently where some commercial producers are starting to market feeder cattle using genetic data. I have said it before, but I also think that we should be identifying more homozygous polled bulls for not just the breeder market but more commercial producers are asking for and willing to pay a premium for it. Go through your bull pen and do some more testing, if you feel you have some homo polled bulls. The cost can be recouped very quickly if you have some producers looking for them. 2017 will be an exciting time in the Charolais business in Canada with the interest in bull sales already starting. The move continues to more crossbreeding and we are situated very well to capitalize and help many commercial producers improve their bottom lines with Charcross calves. The premium paid for the identifiable Charolais calves was as huge this fall with $100 to $200 a calf more being paid. Tell our story and help make the cow-calf producer more profitable. My marketing tip for this issue is to really consider how you are using social media. Ask yourself before posting anything – will this be good for our breed or the industry? There was an incident where a bull went on Charolais Banner • December 2016

a walk-about at Agribition this year and the media frenzy was disturbing. What was even more disturbing was how many cattle people thought it was amusing and retweeted it. Just because it didn’t happen in our barn, doesn’t mean it didn’t have a negative impact on the industry. We need to stick together and always project a positive image to the public. Candace introduced one of our international guests at Agribition to one of our breeders. The guest said, I know you I follow you on facebook. She also posted some pictures with some international guests on her facebook page. One of them was with friends from Norway. Someone in Norway saw the picture and called someone else and one of the Norwegians got a pleasant surprise call from a second cousin living in Regina. He didn’t even know the relative lived here. The world is getting smaller, nothing is hidden. Social media is a useful tool, but always use it wisely. Once it is out there, you can’t take it back. Bull sale season is just around the corner and Craig and I are already working on our picturing schedules for the many ads and catalogues for the sales that will be happening. I hope that your bull pen is looking good and that you will feed and promote them to their fullest potential. We are poised for a great bull selling season 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 Craig Scott 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


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

Tout d’abord j’aimerais remercier tous ceux qui ont réagis positivement à mon dernier reportage. J’espère que chacun garde le message dans son cœur et essaie de devenir plus déterminé à redorer notre image, le nombre de membres, et la qualité de la race. C’est sûre que les éleveurs ont travaillé plus fort, et avec plus de présence dans les Expos cet automne. Il y a aussi plusieurs éleveurs que je n’avais jamais rencontrés qui se sont présentés eux-même. J’ai bien apprécié cela et comme je l’avais dit le mois dernier, j’aimerais rencontrer chaque éleveur du Canada si possible. L’exposition Nationale et la vente à Toronto ont été excellentes, il y avait beaucoup d’enthousiasme de la part de la foule pour le jugement et la vente à travers le Canada , et le conseil d’administration de l’Ontario doit être pointé du doigt pour avoir réussis à monter un show de première classe. Les gens à Brandon et le nombre d’animaux à Edmonton étaient à la hausse, et c’était vraiment beau de voir l’enthousiasme à l’Agribition la semaine dernière, vraiment vivifiant. Ils y avaient plusieurs invités internationaux et de plusieurs pays, regardant pour notre génétique et faisant des affaires, ce qui nous indique que le charolais canadien entre dans leurs critères. Je sens que le temps est en notre faveur pour être plus actif au niveau international car nous avons beaucoup de potentiel à découvrir. Quelques dépenses pour des échanges par le ( CBBC ) et par des associations de races sont très prometteuses. Plus loin dans ce numéro vous verrez un panel de producteurs échangeant sur les EPD. Nous voulons essayer d’aller de l’avant avec des articles plus éducatifs. Si vous avez des sujets qui vous intéressent laissez-nous le savoir. Au sujet des EPD, ma conviction est que nous devrions utiliser plus les ultrasons, et de donnés sur les carcasses, 8

ce qui donnerait plus d’exactitude. Si nous pouvons donner plus d’exactitudes sur ces traits, alors nous pourrons aller vers un index de taureau terminal. Les variations de ceux-ci, sont valables et éprouvés et utilisées par les producteurs commerciaux de l’Australie et des USA. L’index du taureau terminal engendre des profits potentiels sur la progéniture incluant la croissance et les EPD de carcasse. Pour les gars de vache/veau qui vendent leurs veaux c’est un excellent outil. Ils ne gardent pas les génisses, donc le lait et les performances maternelles n’ont pas d’importance. Ce ne sera pas pour demain, mais nous y travaillons les informations en ce sens suivront. Nous avons beaucoup de chemin à parcourir ici au Canada, mais j’ai lu un article récemment ou quelques producteurs commerciaux, qui ont commencé à vendre leurs veaux utilisent les informations génétique. Je l’ai déjà dit, et je le pense toujours, nous devrions identifier plus de taureaux acères homozigotes , pas juste pour les éleveurs de pur-sang, mais aussi pour les éleveurs commerciaux qui en demandent et qui sont prêt à payer pour. Vérifiez vos enclos et faites en tester quelque un de plus, si vous pensez en avoir. Les coûts peuvent être récupérés rapidement, si vous avez des producteurs qui en recherchent. L’année 2017 sera très intéressante pour le charolais au Canada avec l’intérêt pour les ventes de taureaux qui sont commencées. Le changement se continu, pour plus de croisement et nous nous démarquons très bien en ce sens, et continuons à aider plusieurs producteurs commerciaux à améliorer leurs lignées avec des veaux charolais croisés ( char cross ) La prime payée pour les veaux identifiables charolais croisés cet automne était énorme de $100.00 a $200.00 de plus par veau. Aidez les producteurs en leur montrant vos gains ce qui rendra le secteur vache/veau plus rentable. Mon conseil marketing pour ce moisci, considérez-vous réellement que vous Charolais Banner • December 2016

utilisez assez les média? Avant d’envoyer quoi que ce soit, posez-vous la question, est-ce que ce sera bon pour notre race et l’industrie? Il y a eu un incident à l’Agribition cette année quand un taureau ces échappé, les média avec leur frénésie était plutôt dérangeant, c’était de voir aussi des éleveurs trouver cela amusant, juste parce que ce n’est pas arrivé dans leur étable, j’espère que cela n’aura pas d’impact sur notre industrie. Nous devons rester unis et toujours projeter une image positive de notre industrie pour le public à l’Agribition. Candace a présenté un de nos invités international à un de nos éleveurs. L’invité lui a dit je te connais je te suis sur facebook. Elle a aussi posté quelques photos sur notre page facebook avec nos invités. Une personne était de la Norvège, et quelqu’un de la Norvège a vu la photo et à sa grande surprise il a reçu un appel d’un de ses cousins qui demeurait à Régina. Le monde est petit, on ne peut rien cacher. Les médias sociaux sont utiles, mais toujours les utiliser sagement. Quand on publie on ne peut plus le retirer. La saison des ventes de taureaux est à nos portes, Craig et moi sommes toujours prêts à travailler selon vos cédules pour les photos à utiliser dans les catalogues de ventes. J’espère que vos enclos de taureaux regardent bien et qu’ils sont bien nourris pour les promouvoir et les rendent à leur plein potentiel. Nous sommes assurés pour une grosse saison de ventes de taureaux encore cette année, mais nous devons continuer à travailler, et rester en contact avec nos acheteurs, et en ayant les meilleures photos possible pour la promotion et maximiser les retours. Si vous avez des questions, Craig et moi sommes toujours disposés à vous aider, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter. À chacun de vous JOYEUX NOËL et une PROSPÈRE ANNÉE CHAROLAISE. À la prochaine, Helge


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HERD HEALTH

Farm Biosecurity in Calving Season Roy Lewis DVM

Calving season poses the greatest risk for spread of disease on our farms or between neighboring farms and this is repeated on a yearly basis. For that reason, it is worth reviewing some common biosecurity practices which should be stepped up to prevent a scours, respiratory or other disease outbreak. It is a time when both the cow herd, because of calving stress, and the newborns are subjected to multiple pressures on their immune systems. This coupled with weather changes and close confinement can really increase the risk of disease. If new additions to the herd are made (i.e. bred heifers) or co-mingling occurs, your odds of seeing sick calves increase for sure. With biosecurity one needs to consider exposure to organisms from outside the herd and the concentration and spread of infectious organisms within or between individuals in the herd. Your own individual herd becomes exposed over time to infectious organisms that are present in a low level and cattle’s immune systems will develop protection to these organisms very similar to a vaccination. If exposure to an organism is at a high level or one that there has been no exposure in the past, that is where disease may appear. Once one animal is infected and starts shedding that organism at a high level in close proximity to other susceptible animals a disease outbreak occurs. For outside exposure, we can eliminate it almost to zero by sticking to some very clear rules. Do not bring in any herd additions either close to or for sure during calving season. This would be cow-calf pairs, bred cows or calves to orphan on to cows which have lost calves. To avoid having cows go unproductive when their calves are lost several things can be done. Many herds have a high 10

incidence of twins. Where possible switch the least valuable calf as these calves do go under considerably greater stress adapting to the new mother who may not want them. The calf most often orphaned is the freemartin heifer in the case of the heifer/bull twins. At preg checking good managers often keep one or two possible cull cows if they are bred early as potential surrogate mothers who will have their calves removed at calving and then be culled. They need to be calving relatively early in the season for this to work. This avoids the need to bring in any calves from outside sources and especially dairy calves seem very susceptible to contracting scours in a beef situation and becoming the initiating case. If you do purchase bred animals, isolate them for a time and make sure they are vaccinated and fit into the farms vaccination program. You may need to contact the owner if it is not described in the sale catalogue. If no history is available, you need to assume they are not vaccinated and may have not been treated for lice or internal worms. If you have a scours vaccination program, give that to the new additions. Visitors touring through the herd should be kept to an absolute minimum to zero during calving season. Although everyone likes seeing newborn calves it is also dangerous for inexperienced people with overprotective mothers around. At the very least, if outsiders do enter make sure they have street clothes or use a boot dip and keep them out of the calving areas. A boot dip can contain a disinfectant called virkon or water vinegar mixed 50/50 works as well. Virkon is very safe and is good for most bacteria viruses and fungi. Better yet, have a few pairs of thick plastic boots to slip over their own boots. The boot dip should be used on entry and exit from either a contaminated area or one which you want to keep protected. Both boot dips Charolais Banner • December 2016

and plastic booties create a heightened awareness on how important biosecurity really is. Change the boot dip at least every few days or when soiled. It is best to also have a good brush handy to encourage cleaning the soiled areas. Disinfectant mats can also be used as long as they are replenished and cleaned. The ranchers, or their herdsmen have to regularly wash their coveralls and outer clothing. This is probably “THE” most common spread of infectious organisms around the farm. I have seen many of these bib-overalls extremely soiled from carrying newborn calves, calving cows or treating calves. With the direct contact with many calves, it is clearly evident this is where the greatest potential spread of infection can occur. As producers, keep yourselves clean by using a calving suit, which is easily cleanable, and use obstetrical gloves when checking the cows. If you do get a scours or respiratory case it is best to isolate it away from the calving area. Treat it daily after the calving cows have been checked. Dip your boots and either change coveralls or have one pair present to put on for the treatments. Remember any instruments, feed buckets, forks, shovels, or esophageal feeders should be used solely for sick calves and definitely cleaned and disinfected before using on the next case. Efforts spent here may eliminate or slow a scours outbreak. Many producers give slow or sluggish calves colostrum so I recommend using a different feeder for sick calves and newborns. Label them appropriately. Make sure and have an isolation area where several cow-calf pairs could be put. Individual isolation is best as sick calves are already compromised from catching whatever other sick calves carry. It is much better putting them together than exposing the healthy herd to this threat of disease. continued on page 12


INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

Earlier this fall along with several other representatives of the purebred industry, I had the opportunity to participate in an extended international market development trade mission. One thing stood out regardless of the country we were in and that is Canadian cattle are highly regarded and recognized for being of high quality. However, we are not alone in producing high quality beef cattle genetics and we need to be visible in key markets to differentiate our genetics, production systems, and other value based attributes to maintain or establish meaningful access and ultimately dollars back to the breeders. The first activity was to the United Nations Conference on World Food Security (CFS- 43) at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy. This was not a traditional market development trade mission but an important activity in defending our livestock production systems from organized activist groups who utilize and leverage the UN to further their goals of the elimination of production agriculture. They would like to see farming revert back to an agrarian based system like that of what we would refer to as peasant farming and have minimal animal use for food. They believe our system of production agriculture is not sustainable, which as we know based on actual scientific research, our systems are in fact more sustainable, efficient, and able to feed a rapidly growing world population. The second activity was an Alberta government trade mission in Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It was indicated that the government of Kazakhstan is releasing a new set of beef cattle subsidy programs targeting the importation of approximately 100,000 head of beef cattle. This is a larger amount than the previous program and with our lower cattle

prices and Canadian dollar we should be in a good positon to export cattle under this program. We also visited a farm in southern Kazakhstan that imported Canadian cattle in the past. The cattle seemed to be in good condition given the change in management styles and this will be a factor in determining where future Kazakhstan beef cattle genetic imports are sourced from. There was also interest in Canadian beef cattle genetics in both Azerbaijan and Georgia which are new emerging markets for our genetics as a new export certificate was agreed to earlier this year for live cattle for both of those countries. The third and final activity was in Beijing China as part of a trade mission coordinated by Agriculture Agri-Food Canada and attended by Minister MacAulay. We signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the China Agriculture University- Beef Cattle Research Center. The signing was witnessed by both Minister MacAulay and the Minister of Agriculture from China. The significance of this is that it was indicated that in the history of Canada-China relations this is the second agreement to be witnessed by both Agriculture Ministers. It was also used as the symbol of their official meeting to Charolais Banner • December 2016

signify the friendship and future cooperation between the two countries. There is a significant amount of value placed by the Chinese on relationships and thus it takes a great deal of time and effort to access their market. It is our intent that this MOU will help establish a solid base to develop a relationship that has faded since the ability to send live cattle to China was closed due to BSE in 2003. It was also indicated that China wants to increase its domestic beef production but recognizes that it will still need to import significant quantities of beef to feed their people who are increasingly developing a taste for beef as their middle class continues to grow. It is our vision that Canada will be their preferred trading partner for both beef cattle genetics and high quality beef.

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

Agribition Semen Auction Shelby Evans, Director

Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a good fall show run and is getting ready for calving season. As you know, the annual CCYA National Board semen auction fundraiser was held with the Charolais sale at Agribition this year and was very successful once again. This year, we had semen donated on five exciting up and coming bulls. Two straws of SVY Grizzly 521C were donated by Horseshoe E Charolais & Serhienko Cattle Co. and sold to Beck Farms. Three straws of PZC Bottoms Up 5011ET, donated by Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms and sold to Sunrise Charolais. Rosso Charolais purchased the five straws of JWX Downtown 7C, donated by Serhienko Cattle Co., Semex Alliance, Hunter Charolais, Martens Cattle Co. & Footprint Farms.

Four straws of WinnMans Kracken 635Z sold to C2 Charolais and were donated by Borderland Cattle Co. We also had an added lot of five straws of Elder’s Blackjack semen donated by Elder Charolais and Wilgenbusch Charolais which sold to Howe Family Farm. Semen sold for up to $475/straw. In total, the CCYA National Board made $6,675 from the semen auction this year, which will be used towards scholarships that are awarded at the CCYA Conference and Show. These scholarships recognize deserving senior members for their leadership in the Charolais youth movement and their contribution to the breed. We would really like to thank all of the breeders who donated, bid, and bought for their support of the Charolais youth and for making this year’s semen auction fundraiser a success!

CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching w.ching476@gmail.com Treasurer: Courtney Black cblack04@mail.uoguelph.ca Secretary: Tomina Jackson tomina.jackson@gmail.com Director: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Director: Megan McLeod rmegan.mcleod@usask.ca Director: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca 2016 CCYA Conference & Show Exec. Co-Chair: Megan McLeod rmegan.mcleod@usask.ca Co-Chair: Luke Marshall lsm742@mail.usask.ca Secretary: Jade Marshall Treasurer: Aidan Jamieson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth | suzannetylersmyth@gmail.com ON: Billie-Jo Saunders | dbjsaunders@gmail.com MB: Donna Jackson | Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

HERD HEALTH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 To minimize a potential huge outbreak utilize several fields and have 50 cow calf units in each. This generally happens in chronological order, the first 50 go to a certain field the next 50 another field and so on. That way if a disease outbreak does happen it can be kept hopefully to just the one pen. Sick calves are easier to see catch and treat in a smaller group. In the morning check the healthy groups first and proceed to the sick pens later. If treating, anything you use, such as syringes needles balling guns etc., should not be used on healthy stock unless disinfected. You want to have the inherent 12

immunity of the herd high, so any disease you are worried about (such as scours or IBR) the cow should be vaccinated for ahead of time. That immunity is transferred to the calf in the colostrum. The scour vaccines are now becoming very broad spectrum covering most infectious bacterial and viral scours organisms we face in the field. Vaccination can be your farm’s best biosecurity program. Disease or a break in your biosecurity may result from too many organisms present and/or the immune system of the calf being depressed. To reduce stress in the calves keep the numbers in a pen as Charolais Banner • December 2016

low as possible. Room for a cow-calf pair has been quoted at around 2000 sq. ft. Have creep areas where just the calves can get to, which minimizes stress and will also shelter them from inclement weather. By implementing some of these new suggestions, the risk of disease at calving time can be greatly reduced. With less disease comes higher weaning weights and less time and cost treating sick calves. Having good immunity and eliminating or isolating the first case is key to minimizing the risk of a disease outbreak come spring calving. May your calves be born healthy and carry on that way.


Profile The success story of Pro-Char Charolais has been a steady, methodical practise of careful management and strict selection from humble beginnings. David Prokuda, Glenevis, Alberta, was raised in a home where work was the only thing that mattered and sports were not allowed. “When I was a kid, I raised different kinds of birds, mostly pheasants. I bought a lot of birds from the Radke brothers and did a lot of bird stuff with them. They introduced me to the Charolais breed. In 1989, I bought a couple of heifers from them, they were Ys. I was pretty young then, but I had been saving my money,” David tells. In actuality, he was 13 and was raised on a totally Hereford commercial operation. “So they were the first white animals on the place.” Fred, Raymond and Elmer Radke are still friends and attend the Pro-Char bull sale. David and Kristina were married in

PRO-CHAR CHAROLAIS 1998 and have continued to build their Pro-Char Charolais operation to 170 bred females. They don’t live on a “home place” and have bought everything on their own. They are definitely self-made, something that

The cowherd now consists of half buckskin or red females and half white. ❝I don’t pay much attention to colour, just quality…❞ just doesn’t happen everyday in farming. Unfortunately land prices in the area are going up due to recreational buyers. Two quarters sold last year for recreational use only. The owners put a couple of campers on them and just want to come and race around on their ATVs or hunt, they don’t want the land grazed. Charolais Banner • December 2016

Candace By The cowherd now consists of half buckskin or red females and half white. “I don’t pay much attention to colour, just quality,” explains David. “Bull sale prices don’t vary much between colours. We will be using Kingston, Hombre and Widowmaker heavy to get a bunch of those females in the herd.” When touring the herd, it is obvious the Prokudas have been paying a lot of attention to feet and udders. “I don’t trim feet, if they have bad feet, they are gone.”

David & Marshall buying a new herdsire this spring

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The George P. Anderson Award was presented to the Prokuda family in 2008 at the ACA AGM

“In the last few years, I have been well. We work with a nutritionist to culling the five hardest doing cows in do a balanced ration. We use lots of the herd every year. Feed efficiency is straw for bedding and they will eat becoming so some. We buy grain important to me ration pellets for ❝It has been so good now and it has bulls and pail feed really improved the them just to make for the kids, it has easy doing ability of sure they are quiet.” our herd.” The cows stay on now become a part of They just hay fields until their summer. ❞ completed their fifth November or as late bull sale. “They as December have all been online sales but I don’t depending on the winter. They get like people buying bulls without supplemental feed only if necessary. seeing them or the cows,” says David. The bulls are weaned in August, but Kristina adds, “David convinces the heifers calves stay on later. everyone who calls to come and look Their two children, Kendall (14) and at the cows before the sale.” David Marshall (12) are a big part of the tells, “usually they end up picking operation. They don’t hire any help something they weren’t even for processing or other farm work, considering. They will have a couple they do it all as a family. The kids of bulls picked out from the catalogue, enjoy being home on video day before but when they see them, they change the bull sale. The rule is clear, as long their minds totally.” as your marks are up, you can earn They feed oats and barley mixed the privilege to miss school. If your silage. They have used corn in the marks aren’t high enough, you stay in past and will probably go back to it in school. a couple of years. They just found Kendall is very active and managed they were getting too much volunteer volleyball and basketball school and canola and it was hard to control. “We club sports, while keeping her average silaged wheat last year and it worked above 90 and is enjoying vet sciences 14

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through 4-H. Kendall has gone with the local veterinarian and helped semen test at a buffalo ranch, she has assisted in spaying and neutering. They got to watch Dr. Wilgenbusch do brain surgery on a horse. They were behind glass, but it was really something for the kids to see. She won 800 m and enjoys success on the track as well. Kendall introduces the bulls at their bull sale. They have attended the last three consecutive CCYA Conferences. “It has been so good for the kids, it has now become a part of their summer. They have made friends and keep in touch on a daily basis,” Kristina says. Marshall has already picked a place he intends to build a house. The kids work well together and hope to farm together in the future. Marshall has followed in his Dad’s footsteps and is raising birds and saving his money. He has Ruddy Shell ducks, Egyptian geese, Peacocks, Chukar partridge, Impeyan pheasant, Chinese Mandarin Ducks, to name a few. He usually advertises to sell his birds on kijiji. “Things have changed so much since I was raising birds,” David explains, “I had a paper directory of breeders. Now with the internet, he is always in contact with people from all over.” He plays hockey, basketball, baseball and

Kendall introducing the bulls at their annual bull sale


Marshall at CCYA 2016

Marshall and Kendall in the bull pen

participates in 4-H. He has won the cross country run every year since kindergarden. He sets goals and works towards them. Marshall’s job at the bull sale is to tour buyers through the females. “I tell him to tell them honestly about the herd, why we keep what we keep, why we cull, etc. Now guys ask for him to take them out,” David says proudly. “The kids buy their 4-H steers from

Johnsons and they spend Kendall at CCYA this summer about three hours in the leadership role in showing because of pen with Herb and Stephen going their CCYA experience. through steers. They each had a “This year we managed to breeding project and a steer. Kendall introduce team grooming. We had has received the highest rate of gain someone come and do a short with her steer for three years and Marshall won it this year. Kendall had demonstration and divided the kids up into teams and let them go at it. I Champion Heifer at the Regional am the assistant beef leader.” show this year,” Kristina tells. Their “This is something the kids brought club is made up of mostly urban kids, from CCYA. They had never done it so Kendall and Marshall take a

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before and really enjoyed it and wanted to do it at their 4-H club,” Kristina explains. Showing cattle isn’t really a big part of their marketing plan. “I took some cattle to Red Bonanza once and my heifer stood last in class and topped the sale the next day. I don’t really enjoy it and I know that ribbons aren’t going to pay the bills.” They may not show, but they do participate in events in Alberta, like the Alberta Select, for exposure and to meet people. They always bring out high quality cattle and they always select high quality cattle when they buy. “If we are going to sell something, it has to be something that will work.” “We advertise in the Connection and that covers all of our commercial guys.” Kristina attended Breeder

Marshall, Kendall, Kristina and David Prokuda

❝If we are going to sell something, it has to be something that will work.❞

A 9 year old female shows the easy-fleshing ability they are striving for

A sample of their two year old females

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School in 2014 and has raised the operation’s profile through Facebook and twitter. They do take some cattle to their local fair in Rich Valley. Kristina ran the beef show for eleven years and is looking forward to having someone else do it this year. They meet lots of commercial producers there. “I call all of my commercial guys in the fall,” says David. “They like dealing with us, buyers come and bring three of their neighbours,” Kristina adds. “We have always raised our cattle and focused on the commercial market. We have been fortunate to sell a lot of purebred herdbulls, but I have never focused on it,” says David. “Our customers come and pay because they don’t have time to mess around. A purebred breeder told us a long time ago, If you have animals, you are going to have a wreck eventually, so own it,” Kristina says. David responds with conviction, “if there is a problem with a bull, we help them and have a replacement. I keep ten bulls over for spares to be sure I


can help customers and have a few to put in next year’s sale.” Their location off the busy Yellowhead highway is also helpful. Their white, fibreglass bull is visible from the highway and attracts attention.

Their involvement in their community and beyond has enabled them to build a positive profile. David served on the ACA board for nine years and one year as president. “I was working off the farm in those years and it was just too much.”

Kristina served on the board for six years as secretary-treasurer and the last time for three years as secretary. She still does the 4-H awards for the ACA. Kristina is an avid community volunteer, David jokes that she is a professional volunteer. She coached high school basketball and the team only lost one game last season. She is on the parent council at school, Ag Society, minor hockey fundraising coordinator and still plays soccer. “If you have ever been to our sale, you will see how much support we have. All of those cookies, cakes and pies just show up. I never ask for any of them, we just have awesome friends and family. They show up to help set up and they show up to clean up. We like to have fun and somewhere in the mix of it all we have fun.” This kind of commuity support does not just happen without you being a good neighbour yourself. The Prokudas have obviously helped cultivate a strong community and continue to build their business with successful genetics.

A sample of Marshall’s exotic birds

The fibreglass bull is visible from the busy Yellowhead highway

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DECEMBER 2016 Coming to your mailboxes in December is the renewal notice for your CCA Membership and Whole Herd Enrollment information. Remember the January 1 annual deadline for having your females enrolled! If any members are collecting chute-side ultrasound data, please contact Mel at the CCA office – we can accept this data for our genetic evaluations. CCA Annual General Meeting The 2017 CCA Annual General Meeting will be held June 10 in Saskatchewan; details will be published as they come available. CCYA Conference & Show The 2017 CCYA Conference & Show is moving to Ontario! Save the date and plan to join us in Barrie, ON next August. Holiday Hours The Canadian Charolais Office will be closed December 26 through 30, 2016.

    

      

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This past year has proven to be a banner year for the Charolais breed yet again. There have been some changes along the way but in the end, our breed continues to thrive; Whole Herd Enrollment and Memberships increased along with overall enthusiasm. One of the significant changes to note, we’ve implemented a new and improved Registry System; when members log in it looks different but ultimately holds the same functionality with increased efficiencies on a user-friendly platform. If you haven’t done so already, please contact the office ASAP to receive a new password to access your CCA online account, passwords were not transferable during the transition. The CCA Board of Directors met in Calgary for their annual fall meetings to review the year and look forward into 2017. Following the resignation of First-Vice President Andre Steppler (MB), Darwin Rosso (SK) moved to First-Vice President and Ricky Milton (Maritimes) joins the Executive as Second-Vice President. The CCA has worked with the Manitoba Association and the vacancy of the Manitoba Director seat will be elected at the 2017 CCA Annual General Meeting. Until then, CCA is committed to communication with our Manitoba members, feel free to reach out to any Director for comments, concerns and/or questions. Charolais Banner • December 2016

On the Breed Improvement front, we continue to work with Doug Blair, Sean McGrath and the University of Georgia with the end goal of Single Step-Genomically Enhanced EPDs. Results are seemingly elusive but trust the process. CCA has invested limited funds; we are continuing with our conservative approach and are working on building our database of genotypes while utilizing government funds to carry out 50K panels on sires. As a breeder, ALWAYS remember to DNA your bulls. CCA By-Laws require all sires to be DNA’d and all AI Sires to be Parent Verified (Sire and Dam). Donor dams also require DNA on file while Embryo Transfer calves and Full French animals are all required to be Parent Verified. CCA in conjunction with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Univeristy of Alberta and Livestock Gentec continues to support the ongoing research at Kinsella with their Charolais herd as they strive to improve the genomic predictions through their breeding programs. We work with the team to support their mandates with regards to genomics, feed efficiency and carcass information as they track their genetic improvement year over year. The Provincial Association Presidents were in attendance for a portion of the Fall Meetings with the National Board to engage in a brain-storm and networking session. The CCA feels it’s


imperative to keep the lines of communication open between the National and Provincial Boards, we’re all working collaboratively for the betterment of the Charolais breed. The 2016 National Charolais Show was a resounding success at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. The enthusiasm was electric as Charolais enthusiasts descended upon Toronto from all parts of the country to participate in the action. The Ontario Charolais Association hosted 46 breeders that exhibited 105+ animals, cattle were sorted November 4 by Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB. Sparks flew at the National Charolais Sale that averaged $9400, compliments to the Ontario Charolais Association for filling the house and organizing a first-class video sale. The 2017 National Charolais Show

is being hosted by the Manitoba Charolais Association at Ag Ex in Brandon, MB on October 25-28, 2017. Best Wishes to the Patton Family (Chester and his three sisters Lynn, Linda and Barb) as they transition to their retirement! The Patton’s first introduced Charolais into their herd in 1958 and built a Full French Charolais herd that was well respected across not only Ontario but also the country. The Patton’s stayed true to their program, performance was a must and they stood behind their product. The impact they left on the Charolais herd in Canada was evident, their dispersal sale was a direct result of the quality of their program. The Patton genetics and their humble commitment to the Charolais breed in Canada will be missed.

AUSTRALIAN HOSPITALITY This past summer CCA had the absolute pleasure of being invited to Australia and touring a portion of New South Wales and Queensland, for the Australian Charolais Society’s National Show, Sale and Youth Stampede. The Australian and Canadian breeders have long enjoyed a healthy relationship as they work together for the betterment of the Charolais breed on the International platform. What I found on the other end of the earth, was a home away from my homeland. It was immediately clear to me why our Canadian genetics had a place in the market; our genetics compliment their herd and provide an outcross on the pedigree. In addition to the cattle, the Australian culture was much like ours. As a Canadian, I was greeted with warm wishes from every breeder in the barn, enthusiastic junior breeders and every buyer and seller in the sales barns. The enthusiasm at the Australian National events was much like what we are seeing at home – Charolais are readily identifiable and yield profits. I made an effort to attend not only their official National events but

also ranches along the way, including some of the largest Charolais herds in Australia, commercial cattlemen focusing on Charolais influence, young breeders, integrated operations, sales yards and butcher shops. At a multi-breed sale in Emerald, Queensland, the Charolais bulls easily took the high seller at $16,000 and highest average of $6,080 across all breeds that included Angus, Murray Grey and Simmental. Following CCA’s visit to Australia, Colin Rex, Breed Manager for the Australian Charolais Society reciprocated and was in attendance this fall for the Canadian National Charolais Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON. As an Association, it’s important to keep our International relationships fruitful – we encourage you to get involved where you can. Something to keep in mind is the next World Charolais Congress, summer of 2018 in Sweden; details will be published as they are known. So, amidst the lamb delicacies, kangaroo mobs and bottle trees, the land was vast, exposure to the Charolais Banner • December 2016

elements apparent but the Charolais breed proved once again to be the standout in the crowd through not only it’s cattle but also it’s people.

One of many bulls at Palgrove

Mel Reekie, General Manager, CCA and Colin Rex, Breed Development Manager, Charolais Society of Australia at the National Charolais Events in Toronto, ON at the Royal Winter Fair

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DÉCEMBRE 2016 Surveillez vos boîtes aux lettres car vous recevrez votre avis de renouvellement d’adhésion à l’Association canadienne Charolais et votre enrôlement de troupeau en décembre. N’oubliez pas que la date limite pour votre enrôlement est le 1 janvier pour l’inscription de toutes vos femelles actives ! Assemblée générale annuelle de l’Association Canadienne Charolais L’assemblée 2017 aura lieu le 10 juin en Saskatchewan. Les détails sont à venir. Conférence et concours junior La conférence junior Charolais 2017 sera au mois d’août en Ontario, à Barrie plus précisément ! Meilleurs vœux à la famille Patton (Chester et ses trois sœurs Lynn, Linda et Barb) envers leur transition à la retraite! La famille Patton a tout d’abord introduit la race Charolais dans leur troupeau en 1958 et s’est à partir de moment qu’ils ont construit un troupeau Charolais français. Leur troupeau était très respecté non seulement en Ontario, mais partout au Canada. Les Patton sont restés fidèles à leur programme basé sur la performance et ils ont toujours soutenus leur produit. Leur impact sur le cheptel Charolais canadien était évident lorsde leur vente de dispersion qui a démontré une conséquence directe de la qualité de leur programme. La génétique Patton et leur engagement humble à la race Charolais au Canada nous manquera beaucoup. 20

2016 s’est avérée être une année record encore une fois pour la race Charolais. Il y a eu quelques changements au cours des mois, mais en reflétant à la fin de l’année, on conclue que notre race continue de bien prospérer ; l’enrôlement de troupeau et le nombres d’adhésions ont augmenté ainsi que l’enthousiasme en général. Un des changements importants à noter, nous avons mis en place un nouveau système d’enregistrement amélioré ; lorsque les membres accèdent leur compte, il semble différent, maisle nouveau système possède les mêmes fonctionnalités avec une efficacité accrue et une plate-forme conviviale. Si vous ne l’avez pas déjà fait, veuillez contacter le bureau de l’association dès que POSSIBLE pour recevoir un nouveau mot de passe et ainsi accéder à votre compte en lignecar les anciens mots de passe ne sont pas transférables au cours de la transition. Le Conseil d’administration de l’ACC s’est réuni à Calgary pour leurs réunions annuelles d’automne où les directeurs ont révisé le bilan de l’annéetout ense préparant pour 2017. Suite à la démission du premier Vice-Président André Steppler (MB), Darwin Rosso (SK) a pris le poste de premier VicePrésident et Ricky Milton (Maritimes) se joint à l’exécutif comme Second Vice-Président. L’ACC a consulté avec l’Association du Manitoba au sujet du siège vacant qui appartient à un Charolais Banner • December 2016

représentant du Manitoba et il a été décidé qu’un directeur sera élue à l’Assemblée générale annuelle de 2017. Entre temps, l’Association canadienne s’est engagé à communiquer avec nos membres du Manitoba. N’hésitez pas à tendre la main à n’importe quel directeur avec vos commentaires, vos préoccupations ou vos questions. Sur le plan de l’amélioration de la race, nous continuons à travailler avec Doug Blair, Sean McGrath et l’Université de la Géorgie, avec l’objectif final de créer des EPD rehaussés génomiquement en une seule étape. Les résultats sont apparemment insaisissables, mais il faut continuer le processus. L’association a investi des fonds limités ; Nous continuons avec une approche prudente en bâtissant notre base de données avecdes génotypes 50K provenant des taureauxen service. Le coût de ces tests est couvert par des fonds publics. Tous les éleveurs doivent se souvenir de faire des tests d’ADN pour leurs taureaux. Les règlements de l’association exigent que tous les taureaux soient testés par ADN et tous les taureaux en insémination doivent être vérifiésà leurs deux parents. Les donneuses d’embryons doivent aussiavoir un profile d’ADN tandis que les veaux issus de transplantation embryonnaire et les animaux fullblood (français) doivent être tous vérifiés à leurs parents. L’Association canadienne


Charolais en collaboration avec Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada, Université de l’Alberta et Gentec continue d’appuyer la recherche en cours avec le troupeau Charolais dela station de Kinsella. Ce troupeau de recherche s’efforce d’améliorer les prédictions génomiques par l’intermédiaire du programme de sélection de la station. Nous travaillons avec l’équipe à l’appui de leurs mandats respectifs en ce qui concerne la génomique, l’efficacité alimentaire et l’information sur les carcasses dans le cadre de cueillette d’information d’année en année. Les données de carcasse saisies par échographie à la ferme de nos membres peuvent maintenant être acceptées pour nos évaluations génétiques. SVP informez l’Association Charolais si vous avez fait des tests ultrasons. Les présidents des associations provinciales étaient présents pour une partie des réunions d’automne à but de s’engager dans une tempête de cerveau et une séance de réseautage nationale. L’Association Canadienne Charolais

HOSPITALITÉ AUSTRALIENNE L’été dernier l’Association canadienne Charolais a le plaisir absolu d’être invité par l’Australie pour des visites en Nouvelle-Galles du Sud et au Queensland et assister au concours national ainsi que la vente et au Stampedejeunesse. Les éleveurs australiens et canadiens entretiennent depuis longtemps une relation saine car ils travaillent ensemble pour l’amélioration de la race Charolais sur une plateforme internationale. Ce que j’ai trouvé à l’autre extrémité de la terre, est une maison loin de ma patrie. En très peu de temps, j’ai compris pourquoi notre génétique canadienne avait une place dans le marché international ; notre génétique complimente leur troupeau et fournit des lignées différentes tout en s’adaptant facilement à leurs conditions. Outre le bétail, la culture australienne est aussi semblable à la nôtre. En tant que déléguée canadienne, j’ai été accueillie chaleureusement par chaque éleveur, par les éleveurs juniors et chaque acheteur et vendeur aux encans. L’enthousiasme parmi les gens qui ont participé aux évènements nationaux ressemblait beaucoup à

croit qu’il est impératif de garder les lignes de communication ouvertes entre les conseils provinciaux et le national. Nous travaillons tous ensemble avec le but commun d’améliorer la race Charolais. Le concours national Charolais 2016 a été un succès retentissant à la Royal Agricultural Winter Fair à Toronto, en Ontario. L’enthousiasme était électrique entre les amateurs de la race, provenant de tous les coins du pays, qui se sont rendus à Toronto pour prendre part à l’action. L’Association Charolais de l’Ontario a accueilli 46 éleveurs qui ont exposé plus de 105 animaux défilant le 4 novembre devant notre juge Kasey Phillips de Waskatenau, AB. Les festivités ont explosé lors de la vente nationale qui a atteint une moyenne de $9400 par lot. Nous félicitons l’Association de l’Ontario pour l’organisation impeccable de cette vente vidéo de première classe. Nous vous attendons en grand nombre pour l’édition 2017 du concours nationalqui aura lieu à l’exposition Manitoba Ag Ex à Brandon, MB du 25 au 28 octobre 2017.

celle qu’on connait ici – la race Charolais est facilement identifiable et profitable. J’ai fait un effort pour assister non seulement à leurs manifestations nationales officielles, mais j’ai aussi visitédes grands élevages Charolais australiens, pursang et commerciaux mettant l’accent sur l’influence Charolais, des jeunes éleveurs, des opérations intégrées, des sites d’encan et des boucheries. Lors d’une vente multi-race à Emerald, Queensland, les taureaux Charolais ont facilement pris le meilleur prix à 16000 $ pour une moyenne globale de 6080 $ sur l’ensemble des races incluant Angus, Murray Grey et Simmental. Après notre visite en Australie, Colin Rex, gestionnaire de la race pour la société australienne Charolais s’est déplacé pour assister à nos évènements nationaux canadiens à la Royal Agricultural Winter Fair à Toronto, en Ontario. En tant qu’Association, il est important de garder nos relations internationales fructueuses. Nous vous encourageons à vous impliquer aussi, où et quand vous le pouvez. Il n’est pas trop tôt pour commencer à planifier d’aller au Congrès mondial de Charolais, qui aura lieu à l’été 2018 en Suède. Charolais Banner • December 2016

Nous vous communiquerons les détails aussitôt qu’ils seront disponibles. Donc, au milieu des délices d’agneau, des foules de kangourou et des arbres en forme de bouteille, la terre était vaste, l’exposition aux éléments apparents, mais la race Charolais s’est avérée une fois de plus la vedette non seulement au niveau du bétail, mais aussi parmi ses amateurs qui sont des gens extraordinaires.

Moongool Charolais females at their homeplace in Queensland, AUS

Thumbs up in Dubbo, NSW, Australia; Mel Reekie, CCA General Manager and David Bondfield of Palgrove Charolais

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Charolais EPDs in Canada Candace By with 3 Canadian Charolais Association Past-Presidents

In March, 1990, the Canadian Charolais Association (CCA) made its first Sire Summary for EPDs available to breeders in both French and English. The EPDs themselves were produced by the Animal Sciences Department of Georgia with data from both the CCA CHARM (Charolais Herd Analysis and Records Management) program, that ran from 1981 to 1989 and individual breeders’ records that met CHARM requirements. In 1991, the CCA Conception to Consumer statistics were incorporated into the CCA EPD data base. In 2008, Sylvan Martens, who was the chairman of the Breed Improvement Committee, reported to the AGM on a synopsis of the committee’s and Board’s of Directors deliberations regarding the direction taken on the subject of EPD for 2008/2009. The abbreviated version was that the CCA would generate a Canadian growth EPD starting with the 2008 summer evaluation. That evaluation was completed by Dr. Denny Crews who was moving to Colorado State University from the Lethbridge Research Center. The growth EPD evaluation utilized a Canadian base set at zero for all traits in the 1982 year. Sylvan explained this was a result of the University of Georgia decision to opt out of the business of generating individual breed EPD evaluations and also to consolidate the CCA evaluation from two sources to one source as a cost cutting measure. We have asked a few past presidents who were involved at the time, and are still active Charolais breeders, to reflect on the evolution of EPD development and use in Canada.

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What was your first introduction to EPDs and their possible uses? Cam Sparrow: I remember when Garner Deobald did a report on it at an AGM, I don’t remember if he was president at the time, but I remember questioning him on it. I don’t remember the question, but I very clearly remember the answer – ‘They will correct themselves, because of the science behind them.’ It took me a while to use them because it was new. Dr. Bryan Hicks: I was an undergraduate in 1972 and the curriculum was part of the animal science program in the University of Guelph. The guy teaching the class was a PhD student named James Wilton and in 1975 in the Journal of Animal Science he published ‘Projecting Beef Sire Genetics Values for Growth Traits from Progeny Records.’ He had taught it a few years before it was published. We had to write a paper on the value of EPDs for the class and I just told him there wasn’t enough environmental consideration in his model for it to be accurate. I got a D on the paper. About ten years ago they changed their model a bit because there wasn’t enough environmental influence, but there still isn’t. Garner Deobald: I remember Milton Weiss, CCA Breed Improvement Manager, talking about EPD and explaining how they worked. He did a good job of Charolais Banner • December 2016

explaining and it made sense, but it took a while to really understand how it was supposed to work. How did the CCA present EPDs to the membership and how was it received? Cam Sparrow: I don’t really remember that but Neil Gillies was hired to educate breeders on EPDs and held many breeder meetings across the country to promote their use. Dr. Bryan Hicks: That would have been done before my time on the board. Milton Weiss was the one in the CCA office that would have advocated EPDs. I went on the Breed Improvement Committee in 1993, so it had already been in use at that time. The Sire Summary had already been putting EPDs into practical use. Garner Deobald: The Breed Improvement Committee started the discussion. The development of the Sire Summaries was huge and the big thing with them was their representation of the Trait Leaders. I remember sitting around the table with everyone trying to understand what to make of the Trait Leaders, it was something that came from the U.S. system. I think everyone was keen to understand what they were and how to use them. It didn’t take long for people to see how to use that information in marketing. That doesn’t mean there weren’t a lot of people skeptical about EPDs. There were a lot of people that didn’t understand how to use them, so it wasn’t an easy start to begin with for sure. I think once people gained a better understanding of how to use them and the accuracy improved, they realized there was some value in them for providing predictability in breeding selection. There are still some people that believe that each animal should follow the estimates, but we know that isn’t the case. That’s continued on page 24


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CHAROLAIS EPDS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 22 probably why there are still some people that choose not to use them. I think as people started to understand them, they saw them as a tool to provide valuable information to make improvements in their program in a way they did not have access to previously. What led to the creation of a Canadian only EPD? Dr. Bryan Hicks: We went into a joint EPD with the Americans. Many parts of it were to their advantage. Robert Williams, of the AICA, was one of Dr. Keith Bertrand’s grad students and he was doing the American stuff. There were a number of issues, but one was the fact that if we brought up a concern, unless it benefited them, nothing came of it. Cost was also a big issue, we were only putting in a small percentage of the records and paying half of the cost. The way it was originally set up, the Americans had an advantage on the age of dam adjustments for two year olds because of the scale they used. They were getting more pounds on their weaning weights. It is a very complex model where they put in the numbers and pedigrees and data. There are adjustment factors in there and they were getting higher adjustments than we were. If the same cow calved on the north side of the border, the age of the adjustment for that animal would have been ten pounds less than if she was born south of the 49th parallel. It made their two year olds look better than our two year olds with exactly the same performance. They make adjustments based on the standard. In any mathematical formula you have to have a standard as a base of comparison. They used four year olds as their standard. The younger animals got a bit of weight added to their actual numbers to bring them up to a third calver. Then the older cows would have some weight deducted down a bit so you had a standardized value across all age groups. That is still in our Canadian system, but it is the same for everyone in Canada so it is not like someone is getting an advantage over another. We realized there were issues with 24

the environmental aspect, where they should actually have adjustments for cattle in south-eastern United States, south-western United States and Canada, they just considered us all equal. There was also a problem that everything we agreed on had to be passed by the AICA Board of Directors. When they were not in on all of the discussions, the decisions were made solely on how it affected them. The birth weights were another thing we were concerned with. The other thing that Kemp always got concerned about was how they edited a lot of our data out. They wouldn’t tell us why they were editing it out. A lot of times it was the cattle with the better performance that didn’t fall within their parameters of what we could have for variation and they were editing a lot of the good cattle out of the database. We never did get to see a data edit from them, we were putting in our data blind without any feedback. It cost us a lot of money for Kemp to have a look at what they were kicking out and why, then he would get a hold of Bertrand and discuss it. He would get some of the data back in, but never all of it. It wasn’t like we were paying a fee for a commercial service provider. He was in a research university setting and commercial service didn’t fit his needs. I wasn’t a part of the whole swing to go Canadian only. There were other institutions to consider. We went to ABRI for a while, but the Australian way didn’t suit everyone here and the move was on to go Canadian. All EPDs are based on records and in the dairy industry you have to have a thousand records before they will even give you an EPD. In the beef industry you only need three. In 2001, there was a model run where they had New Zealand, Australian, American and Canadian Charolais cattle. They ran them as separate data bases and then as a joint data base to see how much animals would move. The big thing people don’t appreciate about EPDs is the raw numbers don’t mean a lot, it is the ranking. And basically the ranking didn’t change a lot. Two and three Charolais Banner • December 2016

might change if they were close between countries, but the top ten bulls essentially stayed the same. It leads me to think we should have a universal EPD, but you get into countries like France and the U.K. and you have to consider that somebody goes out and weighs those calves. It’s like our red meat program used to be in Ontario, where we got paid for taking calf weights. In France they go around every fifteen days and check on the inventory so you can’t lie about your birth dates. Unless you have some verification of your data, you can’t really count on it. Cam Sparrow: Tough times started it. We needed to tighten our belts at the CCA level. What drove me was that I couldn’t believe the American cattle had more performance and we had more birth weight. I sat in geneticist meetings with Breed Improvement and started to question why the Americans wanted us there. Was it for the good of the breed or for the good of them? That is what got me concerned. They didn’t really listen to our concerns. We always had a problem with the pay schedule as well. We always paid as much as they did and we had a small percentage of the cattle in the program. I think if they really wanted us along, they would have shared the cost per cow, not per country. Visiting with Australians really got me wondering why we were doing it. We weren’t moving cattle south into the States and we weren’t moving cattle to other countries. The little bit we did do to other countries, the embryos had to be sired by American bulls because their EPDs were so much better with low birth and high performance. By then there was a small group vocally against it, but the rest of the country had given up on them. The scientists all told us we were wrong and that everything should be equalized, but there just wasn’t enough environmental factor in the equation. Yes we have more birth weight, but on average we should also have more performance. The geneticist, Dr. Keith Bertrand, told me sitting at the table, ‘It is the most


genetically correlated thing there is – birth weight and performance.‘ We talked a lot on how we could fix this through contemporary groups, because most of the calves from the American A.I. bulls came at the beginning of calving. This was before the cows had been on feed for a long time and by the time the calves from the clean-up bulls came along, the winter weather and the longer feeding period pushed the birth weights higher. In the end, when you start doing your calving and contemporary groups, we just don’t have enough cows to make a difference. As an example, we used a bull on our heifers that had a BW EPD of 3 and never had any problems. Then we used an American bull with a BW EPD of 3 and had all kinds of problems. I was telling this to an American breeder and he said, ‘I always take at least a pound and a half off the BW for a Canadian bull. It is no wonder you had problems, your plus 3 EPD just isn’t the same.’ I just thought there was something wrong with this picture. Garner Deobald: When we were together with the AICA, the information we provided was being diluted because they were providing more records than we were. There was, whether real or perceived, a feeling that the AICA had a greater influence on what the outcome was, even though EPDs are supposed to take out the environment, climate and management factors. There was still that perception so there was a reluctance to continue down that road. The second reason, was a financial position. As an association we had to pay more than our share of the cost. For the most part we were splitting it 50/50 and we had less than 20% of the records going in the system. We were getting lost in the system. We were getting told again and again that wasn’t the case, but when we went on our own, there were some differences that couldn’t be denied. On the calving side, it really put us at a disadvantage when we were together. In the model, they make allowances for environment, but I don’t think there were enough to make it as accurate as it needed to be.

What pros and cons have emerged from the Canadian EPD? Dr. Bryan Hicks: Not enough data is a problem of the Canadian system. We don’t have a big enough data base to produce an accurate EPD. We are still dealing with two different climates, so we should have an eastern Canada EPD and a western Canada EPD. We are so wet here during calving and when you go west in dryer climates, the calves appear to do so much better. Birth weights are certainly influenced by temperature and gestation length. But you can actually alter the birth weight of a calf just because mom is burning more calories for heat. More protein is left over and goes into building a bigger calf, so you will get a bigger calf in a colder climate. The pros are that we can actually be more responsive to changes required in the model, without having it approved by someone not related to our conditions. We are in control of the model. I think the purebred guy looks at them to see how they will affect his marketing, not how they will affect his herd. I don’t get commercial guys asking about them. EPDs in my mind were greatly over-exaggerated as to what their worth was. I saw people here pick bulls based on their EPDs to win performance programs and they may not have been able to walk to feed themselves, but their EPDs were great. It is an indication of potential performance but phenotypical traits are just as important, if not more. I get asked about these traits more than the EPD traits. Garner Deobald: A pro is that it has eliminated the doubt in the model that it isn’t a hundred percent correct. Having Canadian only data has made our breeders more confident it reflects the genetics more accurately, so we can do the comparisons and do a better job of selecting genetics for improvement. Cam Sparrow: Number one, we got our identity back and that’s the biggest one. We proved that we are Canadian and we are not an understudy of anybody else. We are Canadian and proud to be Canadian. The semen companies are starting to believe in Canadian cattle and are Charolais Banner • December 2016

marketing Canadian bulls. Before they marketed very few Canadian bulls. If you go to a cattle show, our cattle are better now. If you go to a bull sale, the bulls are better. People are buying bulls and building a program, they don’t need to feel forced into using a high EPD American bull. I will use an American bull if I think he is there. Back in the North American EPD days, you couldn’t sell a high dollar bull unless it had an American pedigree. I know a guy that went into the purebred business and he decided he was going to stick with all Canadian genetics. He likes a little bit more power in his cattle, so there is a little bit more bone in them, more frame and more mass, so he has more birth weight and he can accept that. What he can’t accept is that those smaller, finer typed cattle have as much performance if not more than his cattle. So he phoned his association and asked what was wrong with his EPDs and what could he do to change them because he believed there is more performance in his cattle. They phoned him back and said the answer to his question is that he was going to have to start using American bulls. He just doesn’t have enough numbers to prove he has performance in his cattle within the North American population. There is not enough allowance for the environment factored into the equation. If we were to move back to North American EPDs, it would take more of the American cattle above the average. It will make a lot of their numbers look better. The EPD readers aren’t interested in Canadian genetics now and they never were. The Americans that are now buying Canadian cattle are actually interested in new genetics. They know the EPDs are different, so now they are actually coming to look at the cattle again. Before they judged our cattle on their EPDs and never came north to look. Now they will come and buy cattle they like and aren’t paranoid about the EPDs. Now we are selling to other countries because they are coming to look. Before they looked at the North American EPDs and from that, they formed the opinion that cattle south of 25


the 49th were better. Now look at the Canadian genetic cattle in Norway that are breaking records. The people are happy with the cattle and they are doing well in many countries – because they came to look. What are your thoughts about genomically enhanced EPDs? Dr. Bryan Hicks: I was still working on contract for an A.I. company when genomics came on the scene. There wasn’t anybody that sat in the dairy industry that didn’t acknowledge genomics were going to be a waste of time. It was again a way to market bulls based on their genomic basis. Some of the biggest bulls that are moving ahead in the industry have poor genomics according to what they should be able to do. Basically we are chasing shadows. The genes are there, but what turns them on? It is not like there is a huge variation in those genes. The variation is in how those genes are expressed. Genomics are even going to influence less than the EPD. If someone gave me the genomic EPD data, I might look at it. If we have to pay to get it produced, I wouldn’t necessarily go there. From what I understand, it is part of a research trial, so it isn’t going to cost us anything. If that is the case okay, but I don’t see any merit in them. Cam Sparrow: My biggest concern about the genomics is that we will partner with the U.S. to do it. They could easily say we might as well just go back to North American EPDs and that is my concern. I don’t want to go back. I believe as an association, our cattle are better than everything else. We prove that everyday going into these auction marts. Charcross calves are better and bringing premiums all the time. So we need to work on things that will help the industry. We need to convince producers they can use a little more birth weight to get a weight advantage in their calves. There are lots of things we can work on besides performance. I think going back to a North American EPD would be a big mistake. Garner Deobald: I am probably not as excited about it as some people are. I guess doing anything that will improve the accuracy, especially if 26

you can come up with it at a young age is beneficial. From the discussion at BIF meetings this summer, I think we are still a few years away from getting something that is meaningful. There again, it isn’t going to be the beall and end-all. It is the same as EPDs, they are a good tool, but they aren’t going to solve every problem or be the only tool in genetic selection. It will probably be beneficial in the future, but we aren’t there yet. What other EPDs do you see being important or advantageous to pursue? Dr. Bryan Hicks: I would see merit in pursuing some method of making the data more accurate. I don’t think we need more numbers, I think we need better numbers. For starters, I would like to see everybody weigh all of their show calves as a group. They get fed separate and should not be measured with the general population. Our contemporary groups need to be much more accurate. I would also like an explanation on how people are able to come up with birth weights that don’t have a scale. Cam Sparrow: None. Our cattle feed better than any other cattle in the industry, so do we really need to chase that stuff. I am worried about our gene pool becoming too small and that is what too much emphasis on numbers will do. Breeders can’t be afraid to use EPDs that aren’t perfect. Maybe they need that bull to improve their feet, maybe they need that bull to improve their udders, or their scrotals, or their hair. There are lots of reasons, so I worry about shortening our gene pool and people chasing single traits. As an example, those high milk EPD cows, don’t have as much longevity on the whole as the moderate milk EPD females. The moderate milk EPD females have udders that will last 12 and 13 years and they are the breed’s best cows. They breed every year and bring in a top ranking calf every fall. In the North American EPD system, those cows showed up as a minus Milk EPD and were dismissed by breeders. Now they might have a lower number, but it doesn’t show as a minus. That is what scares me about going too far Charolais Banner • December 2016

with this stuff, too much weight can be put on numbers and take us in the wrong direction. Another example is marbling. We don’t need to chase marbling. That is what the Angus cow is there for, we need to go in and put pounds on in an efficient way. Marbling is not what the breed needs to chase. Garner Deobald: I like the longevity one, I would like to see a gestation stand alone. I would like to see if there was a way to do a foot EPD or score. We need to figure a way to figure out hoof structure on our cattle. The carcass EPD needs to be improved for sure. We have fallen so far behind in the carcass information; for example if you look at Australia, we are a long way off. No one in our breed uses them here. I think partly, carcass EPDs are not understood very well and with fewer recrods they are not very accurate. We need to submit more records. Should producers be doing more ultrasound measuring to increase accuracy of carcass EPDs? Cam Sparrow: Ultrasound would be good as long as it is accurate. It would be best if we could get accurate carcass data. I think it all goes back to birth weight. Red meat weighs more than white fat. The cattle that have more muscle are going to have more ribeye. It is all correlated. I have always bred my cattle as I look at them everyday. It could have the greatest EPD ever, but if I can’t stand to look at it, or it can’t walk, what is the point? When customers come to my bull sale, it is about the look and type of cattle we raise. The more data we bring in, the more we have to do, the more it costs and the more confusing it gets. Dr. Bryan Hicks: Yes, there is not near enough ultrasound being used, but there are also not near enough good sonographers out there. You can put three different technicians on an animal and get three totally different readings. There are better things to be used than ultrasound data. Carcass data is the thing we are really missing. Everybody sells on the rail now and the carcass data is the thing we need. continued on page 28


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CHAROLAIS EPDS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 We should have kept the money we put into EPDs and kept the C-C program going. There was nothing that kept people as honest as having their bull on the C-C program. The C-C program was where the CCA took bulls and bred them to commercial cows in three or four different herds. The people that were managing those herds recorded birth weights and weaning weights on them. The CCA bought the calves and put them right through to slaughter and collected all of the carcass data. It was accurate carcass data because it was hanging and they could measure it. There is some of that happening now through the Kinsella research, hopefully we will see that data utilized. If we want to go down this data accuracy road, we need to put someone on the road doing checks like they do in the U.K. and France. Garner Deobald: Most definitely, without a doubt they should be doing more ultrasound. It is again one of those things, if you are not measuring it, how can you make any improvement? Eyeballs are good, but how can you enhance or improve genetic selection if you are not using all of the tools. When comparing international versions of EPDs, (or as they are called in many countries EBVs, Estimated Breeding Values) how do you evaluate or utilize them? Dr. Bryan Hicks: I certainly don’t look at the numbers absolutely. I look at it like they have good numbers or bad numbers. Cam Sparrow: I look at how they rank within that country’s population. If you want a lighter birth weight bull, you look in the lower percentile of how they rank. Anybody that wants that in our country doesn’t have to understand our system, they just have to look at where they rank. It is simple, it is there. That is one of the most important things I use when I go to look at a bull, I check the ranking. If you want to improve, you have to look for a bull in a higher percentile than your current genetics. Garner Deobald: First I find the average in their evaluation system. 28

Then I determine where the individual sits, either above or below the average. Depending on what traits I am looking for, I find it is fairly simple to see where the individual animals sit relative to their population. If there is enough data from a country, there really is no need to have an amalgamated EPD. If Canada, United States and Mexico were to have their own EPDs, but were able to find a way to give cattle purchased across borders starting EPDs in their new country based on their home ranking or an EPD conversion, with a low accuracy, how would you feel about it? Cam Sparrow: I would have to know more about how it works before I could answer the question. Garner Deobald: A program could be developed to convert EPDs from one country’s system to another using a simple mathematical formula. If a system or program that did acrosscountry EPD comparisons were put into general use it probably would cause more confusion than provide a benefit. I could be convinced otherwise if it was developed and operated in the background parallel to the current EPD systems to understand if the comparison ranking was accurate. Dr. Bryan Hicks: I think it sounds like a great idea. There should be enough connectivity in pedigrees between our countries to make this work. In summary, do you have any other thoughts on the topic? Garner Deobald: EPDs work. As long as everyone represents their contemporary groups accurately, it will also help the accuracy of their numbers. If everyone is entering everything accurately, it has to work if the model is right. If the model isn’t accounting for all of the management and environmental factors, then something has to be done about the model. When you think about some countries moving to check on breeders’ birth dates and birth weights, I can understand their desire to do so. If they have breeders trying to manipulate the system, they have Charolais Banner • December 2016

to do something to keep the integrity of their data. I still trust people and think we don’t have to do that here. If I am wrong, I think we have to do something to make our numbers accurate as possible. I think everyone is accurate on their birth weights and birthdates, there may be some outliers that are not a hundred percent accurate, but by far the majority is correct. From our stand point, using EPDs as a tool to avoid extremes is helpful, we also avoid single trait selection. EPD accuracy is important; when we look at pedigree estimates they are nothing more than an average of the sire and dam. If we consider the EPDs of the sire and dam it will make a difference of how we look at the pedigree estimate and how we will use the progeny. As an example, if the sire has a very high birth weight EPD and the dam has a very low birth weight estimate, you are going to have a range of birth weights with some extreme highs and lows. Whereas, if you have an average birth weight EPD sire and an average birth weight EPD dam, you will improve your odds of having a more predictable birth weight for progeny. EPDs are only a small part of what you need to use in genetic selection. Visual evaluation is extremely important and you can use EPDs to improve the results. I would prefer to stay with a Canadian only EPD at this time. Whenever you make changes to the system, it causes stress among the membership. I would be in favour of combining our genome data with other countries to ensure we have enough records to produce a genetically enhanced EPD. Again I don’t think that is reason enough to move back to a North American or joint EPDs. Dr. Bryan Hicks: I don’t think there is any advantage of us going back to a North American EPD. I don’t think it will improve our accuracy or any of the values of the information coming forward. The genomic aspect of it, I think is a bad joke. conclusion on page 29


CHAROLAIS EPDS Cam Sparrow: We need to go around the world searching for genetics, we do not need to be partnered to just one country. When we import genetics, they need to be proven quickly. If genetics are going into a small Canadian population to be compared within the large North American population, it is just going to take too long. If they come into a Canadian population, they will raise their accuracy numbers quicker and the EPD will be usable earlier. I am proud to be a Canadian and I am glad we don’t have to measure our cattle against any one else’s to know they are good. I honestly believe we have the best cattle in the world. When you go to a cattle show or bull sale you know the cattle are better than they have ever been. Being Canadian has been good for us.

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STEADY SALE

Autumn Prestige Sale Autumn Prestige Sale October 15, 2016 • Campbellford, ON Gross Average 2 Cow/Calf Pairs $13,000 $6,500 3 Bred Cows 10,900 3,633 21 Bred Heifers 88,650 4,221 9 Heifer Calves 28,650 3,183 1 Bull Calf 3,000 3,000 36 Lots

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Auctioneer: Brad DeNure Blockman: Barry Potter A good crowd from across the province gave the consignors a very steady sale. A quality offering provided some good buying opportunities with cattle selling into four provinces. Eight consignors were part of this annual event. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 21, KIRLENE FARGOS UPSY 54A (Polled, .6 BW EPD, 54 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Fargo 811U, carrying an embryo by Patry Haddock 71N X Kirlene Fargos Delilah 6A. Sold for $4,800 to Charles Connell, Omemee. Consigned by Kirlene Cattle Co, Brighton. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 23, KIRLENE LEDGER SWEETY PIE 14C (Polled, 55 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Sparrows Fargo 8112U daughter, bred to Land O’ Lakes Havanna 3U. Sold for $5,700 to Cadillac Stock Farms, Matheson. Consigned by Kirlene Cattle Co. Lot 13, DYLN UPSY 27C (58 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD), sired by Land

O’Lakes Havana 3U, out of a Land O’Lakes Rio 9S, bred to RC Budsmydad 225 Polled. Sold for $5,600 to Acadia Ranching Ltd., Acadia Valley, AB, Consigned by Land O’Lakes Charolais, Madoc. Lot 10, LAND O’LAKES JAY 15C (Polled, 94 YW EPD), sired by Land O’Lakes Havana 3U, out of a Land O’Lakes Rio 9S, bred to VCR Sir Duke 914. Sold for $5,100 to Carolyn Closs, Shawville, QC. Consigned by Land O’Lakes Charolais. Lot 14, GOLDEN MEADOW BROMWYN 22B (Polled, 27 Milk EPD), sired by Golden Meadow Winner 9W, out of a Sparrows Vintage 75R daughter, bred to Cedardale Zeal. Sold for $5,100 to Cadillac Stock Farms, Matheson. Lot 8, LAND O’LAKES EMEERALD 3C (Polled, 91 YW EPD, 22 Milk), sired by Land O’Lakes Havana Don Good purchased 3U, out of a a couple bred heifers

Land O’Lakes Rioblanco2R daughter, bred to Merit Roundup 9508W. Sold for $5,000 to Emily Simms, Clarendon, QC. Lot 12, DYLN CLOVER 26C (Polled, 51 WW EPD, 23 Milk EPD), sire by Land O’Lakes Havana 3U, out of a Land O’Lakes Wind 27P daughter, bred to Cedardale Tyrant. Sold for $5,000 to Acadia Ranching Ltd. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 26, BLACKBERN DAPHNE 11D (Polled), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of a Pleasant Dawn U Win 2K daughter. Sold for $4,200 to Charles Connell, Omemee. Consigned by Blackbern Charolais, Forester’s Falls, ON.

Meredith & Carolyn Closs and Donna Courchesne took a few to Quebec

Chad, Josh & Noah Bell selected a couple junior project heifer calves

Mary Jo, Neil & Charles Connell were volume buyers

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McKeary Charolais Sale, Brooks

Dec. 27

Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale, Stettler

16

9

Northern Impact IV Bull Sale, Clyde

2

THURSDAY

MARCH 2017 Dec. 14

Dec. 21

Dec. 28

31

24

Jan. 11

Jan. 4

St. Patrick’s Day

14th Annual Family Tradition Bull Sale, Dropmore Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Innisfail Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber

17

Neilson Cattle Co. 27th Annual Bull Sale, Willowbrook Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale, Veteran A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, Vanscoy

10

36th Select Charolais Breeders Bull Sale, Innisfail

3

FRIDAY

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

F

Dec. 15

S 1 8 15 22 29

Dec. 22

Dec. 29

Jan. 5

March 5 ................1st Quarter March 12 ..............Full Moon March 20 ..............Last Quarter March 27 ..............New Moon

Moon Phases    

PIC Bull Sale, Listowel; High Point Charolais Bull Sale, Stayner; Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon; K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, Elk Point; Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, Rockglen; Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, Innisfail; Alameda Bull Sale, Alameda; Lazy S Cattle Co.Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB

25

Pleasant Dawn Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, Virden Rollin’ Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow & Guests Bull Sale, Hanover Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale, Cheneville

18

Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, Moose Jaw Benchmark Bull Sale, Cobden Source for Success Bull Sale, Indian River

11

Chomiak Charolais Bull & Female Sale, Viking Wrangler Made Bull Sale, Westlock, AB High Country Bull Sale, Pincher Creek Ferme Louber Bull Sale, Ste-Marie-de Beauce

4

5 12 19 26

T

SATURDAY

4 11 18 25

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 /30 24

W

APRIL 2017 T

M

S


6 13 20 27

5 12 19 26

W 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

SUNDAY

7 14 21 28

T

MARCH 2017

23⁄ 30

16

9

2

F 3 10 17 24 31

   

Feb. 3/Feb. 10

Easter

Jan. 27

Jan. 20

Jan. 13

April 26 ................New Moon

April 3 ..................1st Quarter April 11 ................Full Moon April 19 ................Last Quarter

Moon Phases

M

S

S 4 11 18 25

Jan. 14

24

17

10

Feb. 4

Jan. 28

Jan. 21

Wilgenbusch 14th Annual North of the 49th Bull Sale, Halbrite Martens Cattle Co/Four Bar X Ranch Bull Sale, Spiritwood

3

MONDAY

Jan 15

25

18

11

Feb. 5

Jan. 29

Top Cut Bull Sale, Mankota

Jan. 22

Cedarlea Farms at “Git ‘R Done” Bull Sale, Hodgeville

4

TUESDAY

Jan. 16

26

19

12

Feb. 6

Jan. 30

Jan. 23

White Cap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, Moose Jaw Chopper K Red Angus & Campbell Charolais Bull Sale, Alameda

5

WEDNESDAY

Jan. 24

Hunter Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale, Roblin

Jan. 17

27

20

Feb. 7

Jan. 31

Sliding Hills Charolais Bull Sale, Canora

13

6

THURSDAY

APRIL 2017

28

21

14

7

Jan. 25

Jan. 18

Feb. 8

Feb. 1

Good Friday

FRIDAY

7 14 21 28

S

T 4 11 18 25

F 5 12 19 26

S 6 13 20 27

Jan. 19

Tri-N Charolais Farms & Guests Bull Sale, Virden Vermilion Charolais Group 30th Annual Bull Sale, Vermilion Saunders Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, Keady

Jan. 12

SATURDAY

W 3 10 17 24 31

MAY 2017 T 2 9 16 23 30

Jan. 26

29

22

Feb. 9

Feb. 2

Cedardale Charolais 14th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, Nestleton Brimner Cattle Co. at Cornerstone Bull Sale, Wawota

15

Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, Campbellford Wilkinridge & Guest Walking Plow Charolais Bull Sale, Ridgeville

8

1

M 1 8 15 22 29


3 10 17 24

2 9 16 23 ⁄30

28

21

14

7

M

S

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

T

7 14 21 28

F

S 1 8 15 22 29

March 10

March 3

Mother’s Day

Feb. 24

Feb. 17

SUNDAY

4 11 18 25

W

APRIL 2017

T

29

22

15

8

1

March 11

Victoria Day

March 4

Feb. 25

Feb. 18

Feb. 11

MONDAY

30

23

16

9

2

March 12

March 5

Feb. 26

Feb. 19

Feb. 12

TUESDAY

31

24

17

10

3

March 13

March 6

Feb. 27

Feb. 20

Feb. 13

WEDNESDAY

25

18

11

4

March 7

Feb. 28

Feb. 21

Feb. 14

THURSDAY

MAY 2017

26

19

12

5

FRIDAY

March 8

March 1

Feb. 22

Feb. 15

5 12 19 26

4 11 18 25

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

W

T 1 8 15 22 29

JUNE 2017 T

F 2 9 16 23 30

May 2....................1st Quarter May 10..................Full Moon May 18..................Last Quarter May 25..................New Moon

   

March 9

March 2

Feb. 23

Moon Phases

27

20

S 3 10 17 24

Feb. 16

SATURDAY

13

6

M

S


M 1 8 15 22 29

25

18

11

4

7 14 21 28

S

T 4 11 18 25

F 5 12 19 26

April 7

Father’s Day

March 31

March 24

March 17

SUNDAY

W 3 10 17 24 31

MAY 2017

T 2 9 16 23 30

S 6 13 20 27

26

19

12

5

April 8

April 1

March 25

March 18

MONDAY

27

20

13

6

April 9

April 2

March 26

March 19

TUESDAY

28

21

14

7

April 10

April 3

March 27

March 20

WEDNESDAY

29

22

15

8

1

April 11

April 4

March 28

March 21

March 14

THURSDAY

JUNE 2017

30

23

16

9

2

FRIDAY

April 12

April 5

March 29

March 22

March 15

3 10 17 24 ⁄31

2 9 16 23 ⁄30

4 11 18 25

5 12 19 26

W

T 6 13 20 27

JULY 2017 T

7 14 21 28

F

June 1 ..................1st Quarter June 9 ..................Full Moon June 17 ................Last Quarter June 23 ................New Moon June 30 ................1st Quarter

    

April 6

March 30

March 23

Moon Phases

24

17

S 1 8 15 22 29

March 16

SATURDAY

10

3

M

S


5 12 19 26

4 11 18 25

7 14 21 28

T 1 8 15 22 29

SUNDAY

6 13 20 27

W

JUNE 2017

T

23⁄ 30

16

9

2

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

   

May 5/May 12

April 28

April 21

April 14

July 9 ....................Full Moon July 16 ..................Last Quarter July 23 ..................New Moon July 30 ..................1st Quarter

Moon Phases

M

S

24⁄ 31

17

10

3

May 6/May 13

April 29

April 22

April 15

MONDAY

25

18

11

4

May 7

April 30

April 23

April 16

TUESDAY

26

19

12

5

May 8

May 1

April 24

April 17

WEDNESDAY

27

20

13

6

May 9

May 2

April 25

April 18

THURSDAY

JULY 2017

28

21

14

7

FRIDAY

May 10

May 3

April 26

April 19

7 14 21 28

6 13 20 27

T 1 8 15 22 29

W 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24 31

AUGUST 2017 F 4 11 18 25

29

22

S 5 12 19 26

May 11

May 4

April 27

April 20

Canada Day

April 13

SATURDAY

15

8

1

M

S


3 10 17 24 ⁄31

2 9 16 23 ⁄30

5 12 19 26

6 13 20 27

T

SUNDAY

4 11 18 25

W

JULY 2017

T

27

20

13

6

7 14 21 28

F

   

June 9

June 2

May 26

May 19

August 7................Full Moon August 14..............Last Quarter August 21..............New Moon August 29..............1st Quarter

Moon Phases

M

S

S 1 8 15 22 29

28

21

14

7

June 10

June 3

May 27

Civic Holiday

May 20

MONDAY

29

22

15

8

1

June 11

June 4

May 28

May 21

May 14

TUESDAY May 15

30

23

16

9

June 12

June 5

May 29

May 22

CCYA Conference and Show, Barrie

2

WEDNESDAY May 16

31

24

17

10

June 13

June 6

May 30

May 23

CCYA Conference and Show, Barrie

3

THURSDAY

AUGUST 2017 May 17

25

18

11

June 7

May 31

May 24

CCYA Conference and Show, Barrie

4

FRIDAY

4 11 18 25

3 10 17 24

6 13 20 27

W

7 14 21 28

T

F 1 8 15 22 29

S 2 9 16 23 30

May 18

SATURDAY

5 12 19 26

T

SEPTEMBER 2017

26

19

12

June 8

June 1

May 25

CCYA Conference and Show, Barrie

5

M

S


7 14 21 28

6 13 20 27

W 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24 31

SUNDAY

T 1 8 15 22 29

AUGUST 2017

F 4 11 18 25

S 5 12 19 26

24

17

10

3



July 7

June 30

June 23

June16

September 27 ..........1st Quarter

September 6 ............Full Moon  September 13 ..........Last Quarter  September 20 ..........New Moon 

Moon Phases

M

S

25

18

11

4

July 8

July 1

June 24

Labour Day

June 17

MONDAY

26

19

12

5

July 9

July 2

June 25

June 18

TUESDAY

27

20

13

6

July 10

July 3

June 26

June 19

WEDNESDAY

28

21

14

7

July 11

July 4

June 27

June 20

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 2017

29

22

15

8

1

FRIDAY

July 12

July 5

June 28

June 21

June 14

S 1 8 15 22 29

T 3 10 17 24 31

W 4 11 18 25

T 5 12 19 26

OCTOBER 2017 F 6 13 20 27

30

23

S 7 14 21 28

July 13

July 6

June 29

June 22

June 15

SATURDAY

16

9

2

M 2 9 16 23 30


4 11 18 25

3 10 17 24

29

22

15

8

1

M

S

6 13 20 27

W

7 14 21 28

T

F 1 8 15 22 29

Aug. 11

Aug. 4

July 28

July 21

July 14

SUNDAY

5 12 19 26

T

SEPTEMBER 2017

S 2 9 16 23 30

30

23

16

9

2

Aug. 12

Aug. 5

July 29

Thanksgiving Day

July 22

July 15

MONDAY

31

24

17

10

3

Hallowe’en

Aug. 13

Aug. 6

July 30

July 23

July 16

TUESDAY

25

18

11

4

Aug. 7

July 31

July 24

July 17

WEDNESDAY

26

19

12

5

Aug. 8

Aug. 1

July 25

July 18

THURSDAY

OCTOBER 2017

27

20

13

6

FRIDAY

Aug. 9

Aug. 2

July 26

July 19

6 13 20 27

5 12 19 26

W 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24

S 4 11 18 25

October 5 ..............Full Moon October 12 ............Last Quarter October 19 ............New Moon October 27 ............1st Quarter

Aug. 3

   

Aug. 10

Moon Phases

28

21

Autumn Prestige Sale, Campbellford

July 27

July 20

SATURDAY

7 14 21 28

T

NOVEMBER 2017

14

7

M

S


M 2 9 16 23 30

W 4 11 18 25

T 5 12 19 26

F 6 13 20 27

Aug. 18

SUNDAY

T 3 10 17 24 31

OCTOBER 2017

S 7 14 21 28

26

19

12

Sept. 8

Sept. 1

Aug. 25

Daylight Savings Time Ends

5

S 1 8 15 22 29

27

20

13

6

Sept. 9

Sept. 2

Aug. 26

Aug. 19

MONDAY

28

21

14

7

Sept. 10

Sept.3

Aug. 27

Aug. 20

TUESDAY

29

22

15

8

1

Sept. 11

Sept. 4

Aug. 28

Aug. 21

Aug. 14

WEDNESDAY

30

23

16

9

2

Sept. 12

Sept. 5

Aug. 29

Aug. 22

Aug. 15

THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 2017

24

17

10

3

FRIDAY

Sept. 6

Aug. 30

Aug. 23

Aug. 16

4 11 18 25

3 10 17 24 ⁄31

6 13 20 27

W

7 14 21 28

T

F 1 8 15 22 29

November 18 ........New Moon November 26 ........1st Quarter

November 4 ..........Full Moon November 10 ........Last Quarter

   

Sept. 7

Aug. 31

Remembrance Day

Aug. 24

Moon Phases

25

18

S 2 9 16 23 30

Aug. 17

SATURDAY

5 12 19 26

T

DECEMBER 2017

11

4

M

S


6 13 20 27

5 12 19 26

W 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

SUNDAY

7 14 21 28

T

NOVEMBER 2017

S 4 11 18 25

   

Oct. 6/Oct. 13

Sept. 29

Sept. 22

Sept. 15

F 3 10 17 24

24 – Christmas Eve 31 – New Year’s Eve

24/31

17

10

3

December 26 ........1st Quarter

December 3 ..........Full Moon December 10 ........Last Quarter December 18 ........New Moon

Moon Phases

M

S

25

18

11

4

Christmas Day

Oct. 7

Sept. 30

Sept. 23

Sept. 16

MONDAY

26

19

12

5

Boxing Day

Oct. 8

Oct. 1

Sept. 24

No Borders Select Sale, Virden

Sept. 17

TUESDAY

27

20

13

6

Oct. 9

Oct. 2

Sept. 25

Sept. 18

WEDNESDAY

28

21

14

7

Oct. 10

Oct. 3

Sept. 26

Sept. 19

THURSDAY

DECEMBER 2017 Sept. 13

Sept. 27

Sept. 20

29

22

Oct. 11

Oct. 4

Char-Maine Bull Sale, Fort MacLeod

15

8

Sterling Collection Sale, Saskatoon

1

FRIDAY

7 14 21 28

S

T 2 9 16 23 30

W 3 10 17 24 31

T 4 11 18 25

JANUARY 2018 F 5 12 19 26

30

23

S 6 13 20 27

Oct. 12

Oct. 5

Sept. 28

Sept. 21

Sept. 14

SATURDAY

16

9

2

M 1 8 15 22 29


ALBERTA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION BOX 4, SITE 13, RR 1, BOWDEN, AB T0M 0K0 (403) 556-2695 (SEPTEMBER) AMABEC CHAROLAIS RR1, WARKWORTH, ON K0K 3K0 (705) 924-2936 (JUNE) BAKER FARMS 305 HUNT CLUB ROAD, MADOC, ON K0K 2K0 (613) 847-7784 (NOVEMBER) B BAR D CHAROLAIS RR 2, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519) 323-1270 (NOVEMBER) BAR H CHAROLAIS BOX 459, GRENFELL, SK S0G 2B0 (306) 697-2901 (JULY) BECK FARMS 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) BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS BOX 132, AMISK, AB T0B 0B0 (780) 856-2175 C (780) 806-3560 (JANUARY) BLACKBERN CHAROLAIS FARM 2056 KERR LINE, RR 1, FORESTER’S FALLS, ON K0J 1V0 (613) 646-2673 (JUNE) BO-JAN ENTERPRISES BOX 9, SYLVANIA, SK S0E 1S0 (306) 873-5220 (OCTOBER) BORDERLAND CATTLE COMPANY BOX 418, ROCKGLEN, SK S0H 3R0 (306) 476-2439 (OCTOBER) BRICNEY STOCK FARM BOX 206, MAIDSTONE, SK S0M 1M0 (306) 893-4510 (SEPTEMBER) BRIDOR CHAROLAIS RR#3, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519) 323-2538 (JUNE) BRIMNER CATTLE COMPANY BOX 123, MANOR, SK S0C 1R0 (306) 448-2028 • 448-4814 • 448-2278 (SEPTEMBER) BUFFALO LAKE SHORTHORNS & CHAROLAIS BOX 1055, STETTLER, AB T0C 2L0 (403) 742-6792 • 742-4709 (SEPTEMBER) C M CATTLE CO. 706098 COUNTY RD. 21 MULMUR, ON L9V 0W3 (519) 939-0561 (JUNE) CAMPBELLS CHAROLAIS BOX 93, GRIFFIN, SK S0C 1G0 306-842-6231 (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) 646-2967 (JULY)

DOGPATCH ACRES BOX 44, LEROY, SK S0K 2P0 (306) 287-4008 (MAY) DOUBLE P STOCK FARMS BOX 790, STE. ROSE, MB R0L 1S0 (204) 732-2054 • (204) 647-5416 (JULY) DRD CHAROLAIS BOX 91, SINTALUTA, SK S0G 4N0 (306) 727-4927 (DECEMBER) DUBUC CHAROLAIS 184, DES CEDRES, STE-EULALIE, PQ G0Z 1E0 (819) 225-4298 • 225-4452 (AUGUST) ELDER CHAROLAIS BOX 91, CORONACH, SK S0H 0Z0 (306) 267-4986 • 267-5709 • 267-5655 (MAY) FERME LOUBER ENR. 1630 RANG ST0MARTIN, STE-MARIE BCE G6E EA8 (418) 387-7514 (AUGUST) FERME PALERME 257 PERRY, GATINEAU, PQ J9J 3A1 (819) 210-7210 • (819) 213-3143 (AUGUST) FONDOAK FARM RR 2, RENFREW, ON K7V 3Z5 (613) 432-4655 (NOVEMBER) FOOTPRINT FARMS BOX 406, ESTHER, AB T0J 1H0 (403) 664-3167 (MARCH) FUTURE FARMS 35266 RG RD 33, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T4G 0N3 (403) 227-2594 (FEBRUARY) GERRARD CATTLE CO. INC. 34372 RANGE RD 270, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T4G 0M4 (403) 227-5632 • (403) 227-2503 (AUGUST) GILLILAND BROS. CHAROLAIS BOX 254 CARIEVALE, SK S0C 0P0 (306) 928-4841 • (306) 928-2118 (MAY) GOOD ANCHOR CHAROLAIS BOX 3261, VERMILION, AB T9X 2B2 (780) 853-2220 (MAY) GRANT ROLSTON PHOTOGRAPHY LTD. BOX 1562, VULCAN, AB T0L 2B0 (403) 593-9441 • (403) 651-9441 (SEPTEMBER) HAPPY HAVEN BOX 266, OAKBURN, MB R0J 1L0 (204) 234-5425 • (204) 365-6010 (OCTOBER) HARCOURT CHAROLAIS BOX 637, QUILL ALKE, SK S0A 3E0 (306) 383-2346 (SEPTEMBER) HARVIE RANCHING RR# 2, OLDS, AB T4H 1P3 • (403) 335-4180 586-4278, 994-1314, 994-3825 (NOVEMBER) HEJ CHAROLAIS 35137 RG RD 283, RED DEER COUNTY, AB T4G 0M6 (403) 227-2824 • (403) 357-9321 (FEBRUARY) HICKS CHAROLAIS BOX 130, ARTHUR, ON N0G 1A0 BRYAN (519) 766-2816 (JUNE)

M& L CATTLE CO. 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 (APRIL) MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS RR1 SITE 6 BOX 8, MILLET, AB T0C 1Z0 (780) 312-4245 (FEBRUARY) MARTENS CATTLE CO. B0X 85, GLENBUSH, SK S0M 0Z0 (306) 342-2099 (FEBRUARY) McAVOY CHAROLAIS BOX 93, ARELEE, SK S0K 0H0 (306) 237-4464 (MARCH) McCAW LIVESTOCK BOX 730, WHITEWOOD, SK S0G 5C0 (306) 735-7020 • WACEY (306) 471-0093 (DECEMBER) McKEARY CHAROLAIS BOX 10, COMPEER, AB T0C 1A0 (403) 834-2938 • 501-1326 (MARCH) McLEOD LIVESTOCK 293113 TWNSHP RD 263, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB T4A 0N5 (403) 932-4622 (JANUARY) McTAVISH FARMS BOX 1047, MOOSOMIN, SK. S0G 3N0 (306) 435-4125 • 435-4925 (JANUARY) MEDONTE CHAROLAIS 4967 LINE 5, N, RR 1, HILLSDALE, ON L0L 1V0 (705) 835-3310 • (705) 627-2348 • (705) 835-7665 (JULY) MILLER LAND & LIVESTOCK RR 1, JARVIS, ON N0A 1J0 (519) 587-2755 (JULY) MISTY HILLS CHAROLAIS BOX 5490, VERMILLION, AB T9X 2B5 (780) 853-2648 (MARCH) MRF CHAROLAIS 342 RTE 255, KINGSEY FALLS, QUEBEC (819) 839-1433 (AUGUST) MURPHY LIVESTOCK BOX 7383, BONNYVILLE, AB. T9N 2H7 (780) 826-5477 (JULY) MUTRIE FARMS BOX 57, GLENAVON, SK S0G 1Y0 (306) 429-2711 • (306) 424-2961 (MAY) MYHRE LAND & CATTLE RR 4, C. 9A, DAUPHIN, MB R7N 2T7 (204) 638-5664 • (204) 648-6416 (SEPTEMBER) NAHACHEWSKY CHAROLAIS RR 1, NORQUAY, SK S0A 2V0 (306) 594-2627 (SEPTEMBER) NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY BOX 29, WILLOWBROOK, SK S0A 4P0 (306) 783-0331 (JULY) NORHEIM RANCHING 227 FAWCETT CRES., SASKATOON, SK S7T 0E9 (306) 227-4503 (APRIL) ONTARIO CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION RR#3, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 (519) 323-2538 (JUNE)

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ROYALE CHAROLAIS 98, RANG ST-ANDRÉ, ST-BERNARD-DE-LACOLLE, PQ J0J 1V0 (450) 246-8799 C (514) 895-0829 (AUGUST) RRTS 1515 P.V. ROAD, ARMSTRONG, BC V0E 1B2 (250) 546-6411 (JANUARY) SADDLERIDGE CHAROLAIS BOX 105, ROSEMARY, AB T0J 2W0 (403) 378- 4480 (OCTOBER) SANDAN CHAROLAIS BOX 397, ERSKINE, AB T0C 1G0 (403) 742-3337 (NOVEMBER) SASKATCHEWAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION BOX 6, ROSETOWN, SK S0L 2V0 (306) 882-4081 (MAY) SAUNDERS CHAROLAIS RR#3, MARKDALE, ON N0C 1H0 (519) 986-4165 (FEBRUARY) SCARTH CATTLE CO. BOX 1558, VIRDEN, MB R0M 2C0 (204) 748-2000 (DECEMBER) SERHIENKO CATTLE CO. BOX 42, MAYMONT, SK S0M 1T0 (306) 389-2136 • (306) 389-7770 (JULY) SHARODON FARMS 4 EMILY MANOR DRIVE, OMEMEE, ON K0L 2W0 (705) 742-4062 • (705) 799-1345 (JUNE) SLIDING HILLS CHAROLAIS BOX 1809, CANORA, SK S0A 0L0 (306) 563-6678 (DECEMBER) SNAKE TRAIL CHAROLAIS BOX 268, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 628-2108 (APRIL) SOUTHVIEW FARMS LAND & CATTLE CO. 1594 COURTICE RD S, COURTICE, ON L1E 2N1 TERRY (905) 439-4235 • KEITH (905) 244-0049 (JUNE) A SPARROW FARMS BOX 504, VANSCOY, SK S0L 3J0 (306) 668-4218 (MARCH) SPRINGSIDE FARMS 608 - 800 YANKEE VALLEY BLVD SE, AIRDRIE, AB T4A 2L1 MIKE (250) 832-8209 • BOB (250) 517-8521 (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 (306) 435-2087 • CELL 435-7383 (NOVEMBER) STEPPLER FARMS LTD. BOX 7, MIAMI, MB R0G 1H0 (204) 435-2021 (JANUARY) SUGARLOAF BOX 38, MINBURN, AB T0B 3B0 (780) 593-2153 (NOVEMBER) SUNBLADE CHAROLAIS BOX 26, FOXWARREN, MB R0J 0R0 (204) 847-2213 (OCTOBER) SUNNY RIDGE STOCK FARM RR #1, BOX 5, WAWANESA, MB R0K 2G0 (204) 824-2115 • (204) 725-6213 (OCTOBER)


CATTLE LAC CHAROLAIS GENERAL DELIVERY, EDDYSTONE, MB R0L 0S0 (204) 448-2181 (MARCH) CAY’S CATTLE BOX 155, KINISTINO, SK S0J 1H0 JUSTIN (306) 864-7883 • LAYNE (306) 864-7307 (SEPT) CEDARDALE CHAROLAIS 17100 CEDARDALE ROAD, NESTLETON, ON L0B 1L0 (905) 986-4608 (MARCH) CEDARLEA FARMS BOX 294, HODGEVILLE, SK S0H 2B0 (306) 677-2589 (DECEMBER) CHAR LEW RANCH BOX 1191, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 627-3558 (MAY) CHAR-MAINE RANCHING BOX 2263, CARDSTON, AB T0K 0K0 (403)653-3914 / CELL 653-7228 (DECEMBER) CHARLA MOORE FARMS BOX 116, REDVERS, SK S0C 2H0 (306) 452-3708 (SEPT) CHAR-TOP CHAROLAIS BOX 569, GULL LAKE, SK S0N 2M0 (306) 672-3979 (SEPT) CHARWORTH CHAROLAIS FARMS RR#2, BALZAC, AB T0M 0E0 (403) 226-0813 • 226-0541 • 226-0056 (SEPT) CHOMIAK CHAROLAIS 163-TWP RD. 520 R.R. 1, MUNDARE, AB T0B 3H0 (780) 632-7108 (JULY) CIRCLE CEE CHAROLAIS BOX 86, LAMONT, AB T0B 2R0 (780) 796-2108 • 796-3328 (FEBRUARY) CLINE CATTLE BOX 268, BELMONT, MB R0K 0C0 (204) 537-2367 (JANUARY) CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS RR 3, 1012 SNAKE RIVER LINE, COBDEN, ON K0J 1K0 (613) 646-9741 • (613) 312-1378 (MARCH) COUGAR HILL RANCH BOX 40, MELVILLE, SK S0A 2P0 (306) 728-2800 (MAY) COYOTE FLATS 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 (OCTOBER) C2 CHAROLAIS BOX 237, LA RIVIERE, MB R0G 1A0 (204) 242-3467 • (204) 242-4448 (MAY) DEFOORT STOCK FARM BOX 76, CYPRESS RIVER, MB R0K 0P0 (204) 743-2109 (FEBRUARY) DEMARAH FARMS BOX 266, GRAYSON, SK S0A 1E0 (306) 794-9090 • C (306) 621-0089 (DECEMBER) 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) 865-3953 (JANUARY) HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARM BOX 75, INGLIS, MB R0J 0X0 (204) 564-2547 (MARCH) HOPEWELL CHAROLAIS BOX 486, KERROBERT, SK S0L 1R0 (306) 834-2440 • C (306) 834-7557 (MAY) HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS BOX 390, KENASTON, SK S0G 2N0 (306) 252-2852 • 252-2246 (MARCH) HTA CHAROLAIS BOX 639, RIVERS, MB ROK 1XO SHAWN & TANYA (204) 328-7704 • (204) 724-8823 HARRY & JOAN (204) 328-7103 • (204) 724-3605 (JANUARY) HUNTER CHAROLAIS BOX 569, ROBLIN, MB R0L 1P0 (204) 937-2531 (JULY) JMB CHAROLAIS BOX 66, BROOKDALE, MB R0K 0G0 (204) 354-2267 • (204) 354-2118 (JULY) KAISER CHAROLAIS FARM BOX 221, HUSSAR, AB T0J 1S0 (403) 787-2440 (JULY) KAY-R LAND & CATTLE BOX 420, WASKATENAU, AB T0A 3P0 (780) 358-2360 (MAY) K-COW RANCH BOX 1450, ELK POINT, AB T0A 1A0 (780) 724-2789 • (780) 614-5959 (OCTOBER) KIRLENE CATTLE 13 LAWSON SETTLEMENT RD #3, BIGHTON, ON K0K 1H0 (613) 475-3532 (NOVEMBER) LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON 1981, RANG 2 NORD, WEEDON, QC J0B 3J0 (819) 877-2450 (AUGUST) LAKEVIEW BOX 511, MARWAYNE, AB T0B 2X0 (780) 875-0218 (APRIL) LAND O’ LAKES RR 2, MADOC, ON K0K 2K0 (613) 473-4743 (JUNE) LANGSTAFF CHAROLAIS RR 5, WALLACEBURG, ON N8A 4L2 (519) 627-3464 (JUNE) LAZY S CATTLE CO. BOX 1116, RIMBEY, AB T0C 2J0 (403) 843-6801 C (403) 704-0288 (OCTOBER) LEEMAR CHAROLAIS RR1, SITE 8, BOX 14, THORSBY, AB T0C 2P0 (780) 389-3314 (NOVEMBER) LEGACY CHAROLAIS 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 OR 2287 (OCTOBER) LEMAY, CLAUDE 551 DES ERABLES, ST GÉRARD DES LAURENTIDES PQ G9R 1H1 (819) 697-7868 • (819) 539-7616 (AUGUST) LETNIAK BOX 519, CONSORT, AB T0C 1B0 (403) 575-2214 • (403) 575-2183 (APRIL) P & H RANCHING CO LTD. RR 3 SITE 18 BOX 17 • INNISFAIL, AB T4G 1T8 (403) 227-2348 (FEBRUARY) PALMER CHAROLAIS BOX 17, BLADWORTH, SK S0G 0J0 (306) 567-5460 • (306) 567-5545 (FEBRUARY) PEEVEE CHAROLAIS FARM 80 BAKER TALC RD, SOUTH-BOLTON, PQ J0E 2H0 (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 (OCTOBER) PLEASANT DAWN CHAROLAIS BOX 40, OAK LAKE, MB R0M 1P0 (204) 855-2402 • (204) 855-3078 (MARCH) POPLAR BLUFF STOCK FARM BOX 310, CHAUVIN, AB T0B 0V0 (780) 858-2435 • (780) 858-2234 (APRIL) POTTER CHAROLAIS BOX 554, EARLTON, ON P0J 1E0 (705) 563-2752 (APRIL) PRAIRIE COVE CONSULTING BOX 297, BOWDEN, AB T0M 0K0 • (204) 224-3341 TIM (204) 350-9858 • TYLER (403) 501-0660 (JANUARY) PRAIRIE GOLD CHAROLAIS BOX 6, ROSETOWN, SK S0L 2V0 (306) 882-4081 (OCTOBER) 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) 732-1654 (DECEMBER) QUALMAN CHAROLAIS RANCH BOX 25, DUNDURN, SK S0K 1K0 (306) 492-4634 (APRIL) R & G McDONALD LIVESTOCK BOX 85, SIDNEY, MB R0H 1L0 (204) 466-2883 • (204) 724-2811 (JANUARY) RANCH OSTIGUY 144, GRAND BARBUE, ST-CESAIRE, QC J0L 1T0 (450) 469-4472 (AUGUST) RAMMER CHAROLAIS BOX 214, STRATHCLAIR, MB R0J 2C0 (204) 365-2789 • (204) 365-0976 (MAY) 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) REYKDAL FARMS CHAROLAIS BOX 96, WINNIPEG BEACH, MB R0C 3G0 (204) 389-5548 (JULY) ROLLIN’ ACRES CHAROLAIS 598516 2ND LINE MULMUR, SHELBURNE, ON L9V 0B6 (519) 925-2938 • 925-6794 (JUNE) ROSSO CHAROLAIS #78, 325 - 4TH AVE. SW, MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 693-2384 (DECEMBER)

About Your 2017 Calendar The 2017 Charolais Calendar was produced as a joint effort between the Canadian Charolais Youth Association and the Charolais Banner. It features 286 day gestation period dates in each day box (upper right corner), and the different coloured “weeks” coincide with the 21-day heat cycling period.

SUNRISE CHAROLAIS 1287 CONC 6 S. RR# 4, STAYNER, ON L0M 1S0 (705) 428-3205 (DECEMBER) T BAR C CATTLE CO. #9, 3342 MILLAR AVE. SASKATOON, SK S7K 7G9 (306) 933-4200 • (306) 934-0744 (APRIL, NOVEMBER) TEMPLE FARMS BOX 171, CARROT RIVER, SK S0E 0L0 (306) 768-3218 • CELL (306) 768-8000 (JANUARY) THISTLE RIDGE RANCH BOX 4205, TABER, AB T1G 2C7 (403) 223-4118 • CELL (403) 317-0689 (JULY) TRANSCON LIVESTOCK CORP. BOX 300, SUNDRE, AB T0M 1X0 (403) 638-9377 (AUGUST) TRI-N CHAROLAIS BOX 899, LENORE, MB R0M 1E0 MERV (204) 838-2107 • JESSE (204) 851-3391 (APRIL) TURNBULL CHAROLAIS BOX 208, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 627-4535 • (403) 627-6951 (JANUARY) VALANJOU CHAROLAIS RANCH BOX 148, CLYDE, AB T0G 0P0 (780) 348-5683 (JULY) 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 • CELL (780) 608-4460 (FEBRUARY) VOEGELI BROS. CHAROLAIS BOX 130, MAYMONT, SK S0M 1T0 (306) 389-4605 (APRIL) WALKING PLOW CHAROLAIS BOX 55, WOODMORE, MB R0A 2M0 (204) 427-2589 (NOVEMBER) WESTERN LITHO PRINTERS 300 DEWDNEY AVENUE, REGINA, SK S4N 0E8 (306) 525-8796 (AUGUST) WHITE CAP CHAROLAIS #183, 325 - 4TH AVE. S.W. , MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 691-5011 • (306) 693-2163 • (306) 693-2127 (JANUARY) WHISKEY HOLLOW CATTLE COMPANY RR#4, NORWOOD, ON K0L 2V0 (705) 930-0156 (JUNE) WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK 1839 GARDEN OF EDEN ROAD, HALEY STATION, ON K0J 1Y0 (613) 585-3873 (JUNE) WILGENBUSCH CHAROLAIS BOX 4, HALBRITE, SK S0C 1H0 (306) 458-2688 • (306) 458-7482 (MARCH) WOOD RIVER CHAROLAIS BOX 86, MCCORD, SK S0H 2T0 (306) 478-2520 (MAY) WRANGLER CHAROLAIS BOX 5554, WESTLOCK, AB T7P 2P5 (780) 349-2982 (JULY)


CATTLE SOLD ACROSS THE COUNTRY

Maple Leaf Ranch Sale Maple Leaf Ranch Major Herd Reduction Sale October 17, 2016 • Ponoka, AB Gross Average 49 Cow/Calf Pairs $329,800 $6,731 15 Bred Cows 53,450 3,563 34 Bred Heifers 98,700 2,903 20 Heifer Calves 39,600 1,980 118 Lots

$521,550

$4,420

Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sale Manager: By Livestock Buyers from right across Canada had the opportunity to select from one of our nation’s oldest Full French herds. The major herd reduction for Maple Leaf Ranch was a huge success. Cattle were sold into five Provinces with many breeders buying in volume. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 18, MAPLE LEAF MS BIJOU 110Y (Full French), sired by Bijou, out of a HXL Dragon 82D daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Major 52X. Sold for $14,250 to Maple Leaf Charolais, Millet. Lot 18A, MAPLE LEAF MS ROGER 609D (Full French, 92 lb BW), sired by M&L Roger 49A. Sold for $4,100 to TRI-N Charolais, Lenore, MB. Lot 15 MAPLE LEAF MS LAUREL 965W (Full French), sired by Maple Leaf Laurel 317N, out of a Maple Leaf Dragon 1M daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $7,000 to Stan Skeels & Vykki Johns, Rimbey. Lot 15A, MAPLE LEAF ROGER 5181C (Full French, 89 lb BW EPD), sired by M&L Roger 49A. Sold for $7,500 to Don and Wanda Wilkie, Big Valley. Lot 46, PCS TABITHA 38T (Full French), sired by NBC Image 20L, out of a Curtis Peter 137H daughter, bred

Tom and Carey Stewart were the volume buyers selecting 17 head.

to Maple Leaf Major Jr 4138B. Sold for $6,000 to Stan Skeels & Vykki Johns. Lot 46A, MAPLE LEAF FIRST 607D (Full French, 94 lb BW), sired by First. Sold for $7,200 to Byron Wilkie, Stettler. Lot 1, MAPLE LEAF MS WILLIE 79X (Full French), sired by MLR Willie Nelson 464P, out of a MLC Dragon Jr 122K daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $6,900 to Carl Maciborsky, Warburg. Lot 1A, Maple Leaf Roger 5177C (Full French, 102 lb BW), sired by M&L Roger 49A. Sold for $6,000 to Dale Tucker, Endiang. Lot 71, MAPLE LEAF MS MAJOR 425B (Polled, Red Factor), sired by Maple Leaf Major 52X, out of a Pro-Char Smirnoff 25U daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Major 4138B. Sold for $7,300 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermillion. Lot 71A, MAPLE LEAF MARTEL JR 613D (Dbl Polled, 89 lb BW), sired by Bar Punch Martel Jr 305A. Sold for $5,100 to Dara Hallet, Byemoor. Lot 17, MAPLE LEAF MS DYNA 137Y (Full French, 49 WW EPD, 90 YW EPD), sired by Maple Leaf Dynysty 806U, out of a Tempo daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $7,000 to Maple Leaf Charolais. Lot 17A, MAPLE LEAF SISTERON 603D (Full French, 100 lb BW), sired by Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $4,700 to Dowell Charolais, Didsbury. High Selling Bred Cows Lot 52, MAPLE LEAF MS PALADIN 850U (Full French, Polled), sired by Maple Leaf Paladin 421P, out of a HXL Ecrin 5E daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $6,400 to Maple Leaf Charolais.

Vykki Johns and Stan Skeels bought 11 lots

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Lot 19, MAPLE LEAF MS VIRGIL 120Y (Full French, Polled), sired by Virgil SC, out of a DWK Till’s Echo 3N daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z. Sold for $5,400 to Stan Skeels & Vykki Johns. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 89, MAPLE LEAF MS MAJOR 4149B (Full French), sired by Charlemagne, out of a Bijou daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Pinay 355A. Sold for $4,300 to EZ Ranch, Driftpile. Lot 91, MAPLE LEAF MS REWARD 4152B (Full French), sired by Maple Leaf Reward 11X, out of a Maple Leaf Major Jag 620S daughter, bred to Maple Leaf Pinay 355A. Sold for $4,300 to EZ Ranch.

Carl Maciborsky took 12 head back to Warburg

Byron Wilkie took 4 to his Ross Lake Charolais operation

Marion Smyth and Don Good selected 9 head for their Good Anchor operation

Cathie and John Chomiak purchased 5 head

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CCYA SHOW HELPS SALE

Uppin’ the Ante Sale Uppin’ the Ante 10th Annual Sale October 22, 2016 • Hanover, ON Gross Average 1 Cow/Calf Pair $9,100 $9,100 19 Bred Heifers 106,350 5,597 17 Heifer Calves 79,600 4,682 37 Lots

$195,050

$5,272

Auctioneer: Carl Wright Blockman: Chester Tupling The 2017 CCYA show being in Barrie obviously helped this sale with potentially 12 of the heifer calves from the sale being shown there next summer. Six of them were bought by operations from the west and are being left in Ontario until the show. Besides that, there was a very good set of bred heifers that found strong demand. This was their 10th Anniversary sale and all the consignors dug deep to make it a very successful sale. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 15, ROLLIN ACRES LIZZIE 29C (Polled, ET), sired by PCC Sudden Impact 848U, out of Rollin Acres Lizzie 7S, bred to MVY Xplorer 21X. Sold for $11,500 to Tupling Farms Livestock, Shelburne. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne. Lot 4, BF CINDERELLA Z 14C (Polled, 27 Milk EPD), sired by D R Revelation 467, out of a Gerrard Montezuma 6T daughter, bred to Rapid Fire. Sold for $8,000 to Sexma Farms, Norwood. Consigned by Baker Farms, Madoc.

Lot 23, WHISKEY HOLLOW MIS 17C (Polled/s, ½ French, 24 Milk EPD), sired by Rollin Acres Man O Man 808U, out of an MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G daughter, bred to MVY Xplorer 21X. Sold for $7,750 to Penny Farms, Little Britian. Lot 5, CORNERVIEW CLAMATO 32C (Polled, .4 BW EPD), sired by Sparrows Barlow 254Z, out of a Sparrows Coach 467S daughter, bred to Cornerview Concord 38C. Sold for $7,600 to John Davis, Peterborough. Consigned by Cornerview Charolais, Cobden. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 26, BRIDOR DORIS 6D (Polled, 99 YW EPD), sired by Silverstream Geddes, out of an SVY Freedom Pld 307N daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Elder Charolais, Coronach, SK. Consigned by Gold-Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour & Bridor Charolais, Mount Forest.

Lot 40, ROLLIN ACRES AMBER 22D (Polled, ½ French), sired by Silverstream Geddes, out of an SCF You Betcha 94Y daughter. Sold for $6,600 to Tupling Farms Livestock. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais. Lot 35, MEDONTE DEW DROP 10D (Polled), sired by WC Benelli 2134 P ET, out of an SVY Freedom Pld 307N daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora, SK. Consigned by Medonte Charolais, Hillsdale.

Dale Weinbender will be showing the third high selling heifer calf at CCYA

Scott and Sarah Colton added two to their Fourthlane Farms operation

Mike Elder purchased the high selling heifer calf

Josh Taylor took home a top bred heifer

John Davis selected two top bred heifers

OBITUARY

Colin McCaw 1965 – 2016

Colin Lee McCaw (51) born and raised on the family farm at Whitewood, Saskatchewan, was tragically taken from his loved ones, Jennifer; sons Wacey, Tristan and daughter Haillee, in a motor vehicle accident. Colin loved the simple things in life 60

and family always came first, especially Jennifer and Wacey. Colin had a passion for showing and fitting cattle. Colin took pride in building a cowherd for his son, Wacey. Colin was a very selfless man. He loved life and socializing with anyone. Colin becamse a semi truck driver and hauled oil, propane, etc. to provide for his family. He will be dearly missed. Charolais Banner • December 2016

Colin is survived by his soul mate Jennifer; sons Wacey, Tristan, daughter Haillee; father James McCaw, sisters Sandra (Allan) Boutin, Cheryl (Dale) Beutler, Mitsy (Pat) Rushton and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother Anne. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”


ROLLIN’ ACRES, SPRINGSIDE, BIG JOHNSON & MCKEARY WIN

Canadian National Charolais Show The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair National Charolais Show November 4, 2016 • Toronto, ON Judge: Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB 108 Entries (A BOSS Show) Females Born in 2016 (Split 1) 1. CORNERVIEW DAYTONA 56D (Mr Louber Tracker 615A), Cornverview Charolais, Cobden; 2. S.S.S. DEVILISH INTENT 5D (WR Wrangler W601), Stevenson Show Stock, Acton; 3. HICKS DASSIA 21D (WSS Budweiser 480B), Hicks Charolais, Arthur. Females Born in 2016 (Split 2) 1. CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794ET), Oattes Cattle, Cobden; 2. WSS DREAMER 679D (Steppler Attain 160A), Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley; 3. EMB MIRABELLE 137D (HAMM Mogo U23), Echo Spring Charolais, Oro-Medonte; 4. SOS PIXIE DUST 129D (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB; 5. AGA DIXIE GIRL 67D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), All Girl Acres, Nestleton.

Females Born in 2016 (Split 3) 1. SUNRISE HOUDINI 34D (CML Distinction 318A), Sunrise Charolais, Stayner; 2. ROLLIN ACRES AMBER 22D (Silverstream Geddes G102), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shellburne & Tupling Farms Livestock; 3. CORNERVIEW DIAMOND 21D (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET), Cornerview Charolais; 4. WSS DAISY 653D (Steppler Ultimate 75X), DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle; 5. SHARODON 33C DIXIE 6D (D R Revelation 467), Sharodon Farm. Females Born in 2016 (Split 4) 1. BRIDOR DORIS 6D (Silverstream Geddes G102), Bridor Charolais, Mount Forrest, Gold-Bar Livestock, Victoria Harbour & Elder Charolais, Coronach, Sask.; 2. JSR SAMANTHA 24D (Merit Roundup 9508W), Saunders Charolais, Markdale; 3. BRIDOR DAKOTA 4D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Bridor Charolais; 4. SUNRISE WHISKEY LULLABY (CML Distinction 318A), Sunrise Charolais; 5. DEGURSE DEENA 1D (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Degurse Farms, Komoka.

Females Born in 2016 (Split 5) 1. BAKER FARMS DOLCE 4D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Baker Farms, Madoc; 2. MOYERS DIXIE LOU 3D TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Moyer Cattle Co., Arthur; 3. CORNERVIEW DREAM DATE 13D (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET), Cornerview Charolais; 4. WSS DRAMA QUEEN 603D (Steppler Attain 160A), Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle; 5. ANNUROC MISS DAISY 5DE (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Annuroc Charolais, Mooretown. Heifer Calf Champion CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D, Oattes Cattle Reserve Heifer Calf Champion BAKER FARMS DOLCE 4D, Baker Farms Females Born in 2015 (Split 1) 1. WSS CLASSY GIRL 597C (KAYR Upswing 507Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. BPL POTTERS CINDERELLA 13C (Kirlene Dockage 58X), Potter Charolais, Earlton; 3. BPL POTTER CEST TRES BIEN 18C (Kirlene Dockage 58X), Potter Charolais;

Reserve Heifer Calf Champion – BAKER FARMS DOLCE 4D, Baker Farms

Reserve Junior Champion Female – BF CINDERALLA Z 14C, Baker Farms

Senior & Grand Champion Female – WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais

Junior Champion Female – ONL OBSESSION 5C, EMB Charolais and Moyer Cattle Co.

Reserve Senior Champion Female – SOS PEACHES 42B, Springside Farms & Alton Century

Heifer Calf & Reserve Grand Champion Female – CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D, Oattes Cattle

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4. SHARODON CHARMED 12C (Merit Roundup 9508W), Sharodon Farm; 5. WELLS MS ULTRA 584 (KCM Generator 209Z), B Bar D Charolais, Mount Forest. Females Born in 2015 (Split 2) 1. ONL OBSESSION 5C (JIL Thunder Roll 69Z), EMB Charolais, OroMedonte; 2. BF CINDERELLA Z 14C (D R Revelation 467), Baker Farms; 3. WSS CUTE’N COUNTRY 561C (Steppler Ultimate 75X), DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle; 4. JDP CLASSY PACK 10C (Gerrard Jambalaya 10X), Packer Charolais, Chatsworth; 5. WSS CASEY 544C (Steppler Attain 160A), DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle. Females Born in 2015 (Split 3) 1. ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C (PCFL Chieftan 25X), Dylan Black, Lucknow; 2. WSS COTTON CANDY 520C (VFF Time Out 172Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 3. EMB SEDUCTION 67C (Echo Springs Webster 8W), EMB Charolais; 4. CEDARDALE CLEO 52C (LT Ledger 0332 P), Cedardale Farms Ltd., Nestleton; 5. HICKS CLEOPATRA 14C (KCM Tribulation 937W), Hicks Charolais. Females Born in 2015 (Split 4) 1. ECHO SPRINGS ORIANNA 13C

(HAMM Mogo U23), Echo Spring Charolais; 2. WHITEWATER CANDY CANE 2C (Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y), WhiteWater Livestock, Haley Station; 3. ROLLIN ACRES JAZZ 1C (D R Revelation 467), Tupling Farms Livestock, Shelburne; 4. BRIDOR CONNIE 1C (SVY Freedom Pld 307N), Bridor Farms and Gold-Bar Livestock; 5. OCC KJO FLAWLESS 504C (D R Revelation 467), O‘Neill Cattle Company, Priceville Junior Champion Female ONL OBSESSION 5C, EMB Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Female BF CINDERALLA Z 14C, Baker Farms Females Born in 2014 with Calf 1. SOS PEACHES 42B (Gerrard Pastor 35Z, calf - Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Springside Farms & Alton Century Farms, Lucknow; 2. CRG BARELY LEGAL 69B (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, calf - LT Ledger 0332 P), Oattes Cattle; 3. JSR JASMINE 5B (HTA Vegas 134Y, calf - Sparrows Barlow 254Z), Cornerview Charolais; 4. SHARODON 33C BEWITCHED 7B (D R Revelation 467, calf - MVY Xplorer 21X), Sharodon Farm. Females Born Prior to 2014 with Calf 1. WSS ANNABELLE 355A (Steppler

Ultimate 75X, calf - Rollin Acres Zip 12B), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. JSR E QUEEN 20U (Winn Man’s Pistol 615S, calf - Merit Roundup 9508W), Saunders Charolais & Where Eagles Soar Charolais, Markdale; 3. MOYER’S ZOEY 13Z (D R Revelation 467, calf MCF Bohannon 305A), Moyer Cattle Co. Senior Champion Female WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Female SOS PEACHES 42B, Springside Farms & Alton Century Grand Champion Female WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Female CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D, Oattes Cattle Bulls Born in 2016 (Split 1) 1. CEDARDALE DUKE 111D (Cedardale Winchester 70W), Cedardale Farms Ltd.; 2. AGA DALE 2D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), All Girl Acres. Bulls Born in 2016 (Split 2) 1. CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais; 2. CEDARDALE

Reserve Junior Champion Bull – BAKER FARMS CON ARTIST 3C, Baker Farms

Reserve Senior Champion Bull – HICKS OBIWAN KENOBI 1B, Hicks Charolais

Brian Coughlin presented the Don Turnbull Award to Jim and Samantha Baker

Reserve Bull Calf Champion – CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais

Calf Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Bull – SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D, Sharodon Farm

Junior & Grand Champion Bull – SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C, Springside Farms, Big Johnson Charolais & McKeary Charolais

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DISCOVERY 103D (Cedardale Abracadabra123A), Cedardale Farms Ltd.; 3. CORNERVIEW DIESEL 35D (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais; 4. BRIDOR DESTROYER 26D (KEYS All State 149X), Bridor Charolais; 5. ECHO SPRINGS DEVILS EYE 43D (HAMM Mogo U23), Echo Spring Charolais. Bulls Born in 2016 (Split 3) 1. SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sharodon Farm; 2. CEDARDALE DOMINANCE 5D (KEYS All State 149X), Cedardale Farms Ltd.; 3. BRIDOR FIST OF DOLLARS AD (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Bridor Charolais; 4. ECHO SPRINGS DATE NIGHT 14D (Cedardale Winchester 70W), Echo Spring Charolais; 5. ANNUROC MR DUKE 2D (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Annuroc Charolais. Bull Calf Champion SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D, Sharodon Farm Reserve Bull Calf Champion CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais Bulls Born in 2015 (Split 1) 1. ROLLIN ACRES WALTER 55C (Rollin Acres Top Shelf 4Z), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. SHARODON TULO 14C (Gerrard Montezuma 6T), Sharodon Farm; 3. HICKS CHESLEY 41C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais.

Bulls Born in 2015 (Split 2) 1. SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C (Silverstream Geddes), Springside Farms, Big Johnson Charolais, Amisk, AB & McKeary Charolais, Compeer, AB; 2. BAKER FARMS CON ARTIST 3C (BakerFarms Absolute 15A), Baker Farms; 3. ROLLIN ACRES 31C (Rollin Acres Top Shelf 4Z), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 4. HICKS CYRUS 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais; 5. HICKS CESAR 1C (KCM Tribulation 937W), Hicks Charolais. Junior Champion Bull SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C, Springside Farms, Big Johnson Charolais & McKeary Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Bull BAKER FARMS CON ARTIST 3C, Baker Farms Bulls Born in 2014 1. ROLLIN ACRES ZIP 12B (SCF You Betcha 94Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. HICKS OBIWAN KENOBI 1B (WESC Hicks Revolver 14R), Hicks Charolais. Senior Champion Bull ROLLIN ACRES ZIP 12B, Rollin’ Acres Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Bull HICKS OBIWAN KENOBI 1B, Hicks Charolais Grand Champion Bull SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C, Springside

Farms, Big Johnson Charolais & McKeary Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D, Sharodon Farm Best Pair of Bulls 1. Sharodon Farms; 2. Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 3. Cornerview Charolais; 4. Cedardale Charolais; 5. Hicks Charolais. Breeder’s Herd 1. Springside Farms; 2. Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 3. Echo Spring Charolais; 4. Baker Farms; 5. Cornerview Charolais. Get of Sire 1. Annuroc Charolais (XAL Firestruck 3Z); 2. Hicks Charolais (KCM Tribulation 937W). Progeny of Dam 1. Packer Charolais (JDP Zenia Pack 6Z), 2. Moyer Cattle Co. (Moyer’s Snowflake 29X); 3. Cornerview Charolais (Cornerview Xquisite 24X); 4. Hicks Charolais (Land O’ Lakes Bobbi 2Y). Premier Breeder Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle Premier Exhibitor Rollin’ Acres Charolais Herdsman Award Bridor Charolais Don Turnbull Award Jim & Samantha Baker

NEWS

Fall Highlights MVY Dr. Pepper 63D, a TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET son from McAvoy Charolais, Arelee won the Lloydminster (SK) Stockade Roundup King of the Ring All Breeds Bull Calf Jackpot Show November 3rd.

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GREAT EVENT

National Sale National Charolais Sale November 5, 2016 • Toronto, ON Gross Average 4 Bred Heifers $45,250 $11,313 8 Heifer Calves 97,000 12,125 1 Yearling Bull 10,000 10,000 1 1/2 Bull Calves 31,500 21,000 1 Pregnant Recip 8,000 8,000 3 Embryo Lots 18,250 6,083 2 Semen Lots 2,600 1,300 20 1/2 Lots

$212,600

$10,371

Auctioneer: Carl Wright Blockman: Chester Tupling Sale Chairman: Brad Buchanan After a very high quality show with great attendance, the evening saw the National Sale host a big crowd and a strong sale. This was a video sale and saw cattle sell to four provinces and one state. Chester and Brad did a lot of work to make this such a success with enthusiasm running high for this event. A CCYA fundraiser of an art print raised $5,760 at the start of the sale and a semen auction at the end raised another $5,200 for them. High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 9, Pick of Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley bred heifers. Sold for $16,000 to Steppler Farms, Miami, MB. Lot 11, Pick of Elder Charolais, Coronach, Saskatchewan, bred heifers. Sold for $12,500 to Phillips Farm Charolais, Estevan, Sask.

Katie & Andre Steppler bought pick of Dudgeon-Snobelen bred heifers

High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 10, ROLLIN ACRES ANNABELLE 37D (Polled, at side of National Champion Female), sired by Rollin’ Acres Zip 12B, out of WSS Annabelle 355A. Sold for $22,000 to Tupling Farms Livestock, Shelburne. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne. Lot 8, Pick of six daughters of Stauffers Madison 85M. Sold for $21,000 to DandG Charolais, Colburne. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden, Alberta. Lot 8, Second pick of six daughters of Stauffers Madison 85M. Sold for $17,500 to Cays Charolais, Kinistino, Saskatchewan. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais. Lot 12, Pick of Cedardale Farms, Nestleton, heifer calves. Sold for $10,000 to Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston, Saskatchewan. High Selling Bull Calf Added Lot, SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D (3rd Gen. Polled, Res. National Grand Champion Bull) sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of an SVY Pilgrim Pld 655S daughter. 1/2 interest sold for $22,000 to KAY-R Charolais, Waskatenau, Alta. & Elder Charolais. Consigned by Sharodon Farms, Omemee. High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 14, BAKER FARMS CON ARTIST 3C (Polled, Res. National Junior Champion Bull), sired by Baker

Farms Absolute 15A, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Future Farms, Innisfail, Alta. Consigned by Baker Farms, Madoc. High Selling Pregnant Recipient Lot 4, SVY Starstruck 8X x Silverstream Geddes G102. Sold for $8,000 to KCH Charolais, Oliver, B.C. Consigned by Medonte Charolais, Hillsdale. High Selling Embryo Lot Lot 1, 5 embryos out of PZC TR Desirae 012 and bull of your choice. Sold for $2,500/embryo to Springside Farms, Airdrie, Alta. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, Alta.

Kasey Phillips and Michael Elder teamed up on Double Vision

Kristi & Kurtis Phillips selected the pick of Elder Charolais bred heifers

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Zach & Bert Tupling purchased the high selling heifer calf

Derek, Garrett & Tammy Dekeyser purchased pick of PCC heifer calves


JMB/HOPEWELL WIN

Manitoba Ag-Ex Manitoba Ag-Ex Charolais Show October 27, 2016 • Brandon, MB Judges Wade & Mason Beck, Milestone, SK 51 entries (A BOSS Show) Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. MICHELSON STARSTRUCK 642D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0793 ET), Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK; 2. JMB DIVA 646D (JMB Renaissance 444B), JMB Charolais, Brookdale, MB; 3. LEJ DIAMOND 624D (C2 Beasley 72B), LEJ Charolais, Portage la Prairie; 4. LEJ DINAH 635D (JS Navajo Red 15X), LEJ Charolais; 5. LEJ DESTINY 623D (JS Navajo Red 15X), LEJ Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. DRD LEDGERSTAR 942D (LT Ledger 0332 P), DRD Charolais, Sintaluta, SK; 2. HTA SARA 657D (Silverstream Evolution E168), HTA Charolais, Rivers; 3. TWN DUCHESS 24D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais, Foxwarren; 4. WHITECAP MS LANNY 11D (Whitecap Brindle 57B), Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK; 5. TWN DESI 2D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais.

SWEET CREAM 642D (Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Hunter Charolais; 4. CATTLE LAC PAL 16D (Tri-N Cracker Jack 370U), Cattle Lac Charolais, Eddystone Senior Futurity Champion Female JMB SWEETIE 606D, Brookdale Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Female JWX DAYDREAM 619D, Wilgenbusch Charolais Females Born in 2015 Split 1 1. JWX CANDY CRUSH 88C (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. MCL PLD STARPOWER 12C (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET), McCaw Livestock, Whitewood, SK; 3. JMB MS PEACHES 534C (CS Mango 256M), Fun Bus Syndicate; 4. WHITECAP MS ASTER 28C (LT Ledger 0332 P), Howe Family Farm; 5. MCTAVISH JEWEL 55C (Pleasant Dawn Magnum 49Y), Kiernan Olson, Portage la Prairie, MB. Females Born in 2015 Split 2 1.STEPPLER MISS 216C (Sparrows Seminole 927W), Steppler Farms, Miami; 2. C2 MISS CARROL 14C

(Silverstream Geddes G102), C2 Charolais, La Riviere; 3. STEPPLER MISS 216C (Silverstream Geddes G102), Steppler Farms; 4. STEPPLER MISS WATKINS 209C (Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z), Steppler Farms; 5. TWN CINDERELLA STORY 15C (LAE Wichita 911W), Sunblade Charolais. Junior Champion Female STEPPLER MISS 145C, Steppler Farms Reserve Junior Champion Female C2 MISS CARROL 14C, C2 Charolais Females Born in 2014 with Calf 1. SOS HOT MESS 50B (VFF Vikse Ice 189Z, calf - Merit Roundup 9508W), Hopewell Charolais; 2. JWX I’M SO FANCY 983B (CSS Sir Navigator 20Y, calf - Silverstream Evolution E168), McCaw Livestock; 3. JMB DATELINE 403D (BXB Dateline Son 65R, calf JMB Rennaissance 646D), JMB Charolais; 4. TWN BAMBI 13B (LAE Wichita 911W, calf - Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais. continued on page 67

Junior Futurity Champion Female MICHELSON STARSTRUCK 642D, Wilgenbusch Charolais Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female DRD LEDGERSTAR 942D, DRD Charolais Females Born in 2016 Split 3 1. JMB SWEETIE 606D (KRF What-ABoy 104Y), Fun Bus Syndicate; 2. HOPEWELL WHISKEY SOUR 9D (Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y), Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, SK; 3. HTA SONJA 648D (Keys All State 149X), HTA Charolais; 4. HC CHAMPAGNE 643D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Hunter Charolais, Roblin. Females Born in 2016 Split 4 1. JWX DAYDREAM 619D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. HOPEWELL NO CHILL 4D (Merit Roundup 9508W), Hopewell Charolais; 3. HC

Grand Champion Bull – JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais

Reserve Grand Champion Bull – HOPEWELL SOUTHPAW 6D, Hopewell Charolais

Grand Champion Female – SOS HOT MESS 50B, Hopewell Charolais

Reserve Grand Champion Female – STEPPLER MISS 145C, Steppler Farms

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SERHIENKO/PRAIRIE COVE, CEDARLEA WIN SHOW

Farmfair Charolais Show Farmfair International Charolais Show November 11, 2016 • Edmonton, AB Judges: Carman and Donna Jackson, Inglis, MB 49 Entries (A BOSS Show) Female Born in 2016 (Split 1) 1. KAY R MISS CALTA 636D (KAYR Liberty 127A), Kay-R Land and Cattle, Waskatenau; 2. ONL SWEET CHILLS 1D (JIL Thunder Roll 69Z), Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County; 3. CEE MS VENEZUELA 607D (PCC Yukon 405B), Circle CEE Charolais, Lamont; 4. RUSS DOLLY PARTON 14D (RUSS Mr Brute 7B), Gallelli Charolais, Crossfeild; 5. UNV DREAM DATE 75D (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock, Olds. Female Born in 2016 (Split 2) 1. HRJ DANCING IN PARIS 639D, (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais, Barrhead; 2. MISS PRAIRIE COVE 620D (TR Mr Fire Water 5792R), Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden; 3. CHARWORTH MS DIXIE 32D (Charworth Aviator 21A), Charworth Charolais, Airdrie; 4. JIL SECRET WISHES 96D, (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Future Farms, Red Deer County; 5. RUSS MISS DENALI 72D (Keys Wishbone 40Y), Gallelli Charolais. Female Born in 2016 (Split 3) 1. CML DEZIRAE 659D (CML Gunslinger 310B), McLeod Livestock, Cochrane; 2. MISS PRAIRIE COVE 605D (Gerrard Pastor 35Z), Prairie Cove Charolais; 3. HRJ MISS PARIS 607D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Johnson Charolais; 4. CIRCLE CEE STILETTO 601D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Circle CEE Charolais; 5. UNV DISCREET DESIGN 62D (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock.

2. ONL HOT DAM 14C (JIL Thunder Roll 67Z), Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock; 3. CIRCLE CEE MOJITO 509C (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Lexi Wirsta, Elk Point. 4. KAYR KARLY 508C (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Kay-R Land and Cattle. Female Born in 2015 (Split 2) 1. GERRARD STARSTRUCK 11C (Cedardale Zeal 125C), Gerrard Cattle Co., Innisfail; 2. CHARWORTH MS COVERGIRL 54C (Charworth Aviator 21A), Charworth Charolais, Airdrie; 3. UNV COVERGIRL 41C (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock; 4. JIL AMERICAN HONEY 69C (TR Mr Fire Water 5792R), Future Farms. Junior Champion Female GERRARD STARSTRUCK 11C, Gerrard Cattle Co. Reserve Junior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock Female born in 2014 with Calf at side 1. SVY STARSTRUCK 409B (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, calf - MCF Bohannon 305A), Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, SK; 2. JIL FRENCH KISS 3B (Dubuc Zenith 202Z, calf - LT Blue Blood 1131 PLD), Kailey Wirsta, Elk Point.

Senior Champion Female SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co. Reserve Senior Champion Female JIL FRENCH KISS 3B, Kailey Wirsta Grand Champion Female SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co. Reserve Grand Champion Female GERRARD STARSTRUCK 11C, Gerrard Cattle Co. Bull Born in 2016 (Split 1) 1. SLC DIESEL 32D (Sparrows Aquarius 493B), Sugarloaf Charolais, Minburn; 2. CEE CHEAP THRILLS 611D (PCC Yukon 405B), Circle CEE Charolais; 3. JIL CROSSHAIRS 138D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Future Farms; 4. UNV DARK WAVES 76D (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock; 5. RUSS DIABLO 7D (KAYR Notorious 111B), Gallelli Charolais. Bull Born in 2016 (Split 2) 1. HRJ DJANGO 647D, (SB Estevez 471B), Johnson Charolais; 2. UNV DEAL ME IN 69D (Merrit Round-Up 9508W), Ossim Livestock; 3. K-COW BLUE JEANS 3D (LT Blue Blood 1131 PLD), Kailey Wirsta; 4. JIL BOSSMAN 105D (Dubuc Zenith continued on page 67

Grand Champion Bull – PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms

Grand Champion Female – SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull – HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais

Reserve Grand Champion Female – GERRARD STARSTRUCK 11C, Gerrard Cattle Co.

Heifer Calf Champion CML DEZIRAE 659D, Mcleod Livestock Reserve Heifer Calf Champion KAYR MISS CALTA 636D, Kay-R Land and Cattle Female Born in 2015 (Split 1) 1.CML DESIRAE 558C (CML Distinction 318C), McLeod Livestock; 66

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FARMFAIR, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 66 202Z), Future Farms; 5. UNV DEEP WATERS 64D, (Merit Roundup 9508W), Ossim Livestock. Bulls Born in 2016 (Split 3) 1. CML ENVY 626D (CML Heisman 413B), McLeod Livestock; 2. SLC DOZER 3D (Sparrows Aquarius 439B), Sugarloaf Charolais; 3. HRJ DOCTOR JONES 612D (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais; 4. CML NOTORIOUS 617D (CML Diablo 2X), McLeod Livestock; 5. RUSS DIESEL 61D (Keys Wishbone 40Y), Gallelli Charolais. Bull Calf Champion CML ENVY 626D, McLeod Livestock Reserve Bull Calf Champion SLC DOZER 3D, Sugarloaf Charolais

Bull Born in 2015 1. HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais Junior Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Bull Born in 2014 1. PCC ROME 437B (SVY Northstar 153Y), Prairie Cove Charolais and Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville, SK. Senior Champion Bull PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms Grand Champion Bull PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms

Reserve Grand Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Get of Sire 1. Johnson Charolais (Sparrows Kingston 139Y); 2. Ossim Livestock (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W). Breeder’s Herd 1. Future Farms; 2. Ossim Livestock. Produce of Dam 1. McLeod Livestock (PZC TR Dezirae 012); 2. Johnson Charolais (HRJ Miss Paris 7S); 3. Ossim Livestock (JS Razil Dazil 179S). Premier Breeder Johnson Charolais Premier Exhibitor Johnson Charolais

MB AG-EX, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 65 Female Born in 2013 with Calf 1. JWX I LOVE IT 808A (TR Mr Fire Water 5729R ET, calf - Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais. Senior Champion Female SOS HOT MESS 50B, Hopewell Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Female JWX I’M SO FANCY 983B, McCaw Livestock Grand Champion Female SOS HOT MESS 50B, Hopewell Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Female STEPPLER MISS 145C, Steppler Farms Bulls Born in 2016 Split 1 1. HIGH BLUFF DODGER 99D (SCR Triumph 2135), High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis; 2. HIGH BLUFF DUNNER 89D (Sparrows Escobar 429B), High Bluff Stock Farm; 3. JWX DEPUTY 306D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. CLAY EVOLUTION 983D (Silverstream Evolution E168), McCaw Livestock. Bulls Born in 2016 Split 2 1. HC DUBLIN 684D (Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Hunter Charolais; 2. HIGH BLUFF DRAFT PICK 64D (SCR Triumph 2135), High Bluff Stock Farm; 3. DRD WHOS MY DADDY 57D (SRK Yahtzee 839Y), DRD Charolais.

4. KMT DANIEL 606D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Kiernan Olson, Portage la Prairie.

Senior Bull Calf Champion JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais

Junior Bull Calf Champion HIGH BLUFF DODGER 99D, High Bluff Stock Farm

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion HOPEWELL SOUTHPAW 6D, Hopewell Charolais

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion HIGH BLUFF DUNNER 89D, High Bluff Stock Farm

Bulls Born in 2015 1. C2 CAPONE 2C (HTA Ice 19X), C2 Charolais

Bulls Born in 2016 Split 3 1. JMB FISHER 604D (KRF WhatA-Boy 104Y), JMB Charolais; 2. HOPEWELL SOUTHPAW 6D (M6 Grid Maker 104 PET), Hopewell Charolais; 3. JWX DIPLOMAT 254D (Rosso Double Down 8Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. HIGH BLUFF DIESEL 25D (SHSH HD 14Y), High Bluff Stock Farm; 5. CATTLE LAC BAHGRUM 30D (KCM Generator 209Z), Cattle Lac Charolais.

Junior Champion Bull C2 CAPONE, C2 Charolais

Bulls Born in 2016 Split 4 1. JWX DOWNHOME 6D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. HTA CONTENDER 605D (RGP Remington 101Y), HTA Charolais; 3. HTA CENTREFIRE 618D (LT Ledger 0332 P), HTA Charolais; 4. CATTLE LAC JABAD 11D (FFBB Cappy Pld 291Z), Cattle Lac Charolais.

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Grand Champion Bull JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull HOPEWELL SOUTHPAW 6D, Hopewell Charolais Progeny of Dam 1. Wilgenbusch Charolais (JWX Abby 706A); 2. JMB Charolais (JMB Miss Oakridge 849U); 3. Fun Bus Syndicate (JMB Ms Dateline 114Y); 4. Sunblade Charolais (TWN Willow 2W). Breeder’s Herd 1. Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. JMB Charolais Premier Breeder Wilgenbusch Charolais Premier Exhibitor Wilgenbusch Charolais Herdsman Award Kiernan Olson, LEJ Charolais 67


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SEMEN TOPS SALE

Agribition Sale Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale November 24, 2016 • Regina, SK Gross Average 1 Bred Heifer 16 Heifer Calves 1 Semen Lot 1 Embryo Lot

19 Lots

$8,500 120,550 28,650 5,400

$8,500 7,534 28,650 5,400

$163,100

$8,571

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co Once again this year there was exceptionally nice weather for Agribition week. This just makes everyone’s attitude more positive and the enthusiasm in the barn was great. Cattle from four provinces were presented in front of a large sale crowd with buyers from across the country. High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 204, JWX CANDY CRUSH 88C (Polled 57 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD, 1,521 lb.), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of an LT Rio Bravo 3183 P daughter, bred to M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. Sold for $8,500 to Kirlene Cattle Co, Brighton, ON. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 201, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 605D (Homo Polled, 972 lb., 94 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of a Sparrows Alcatraz 18N daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Clearwater River Ranch, Rocky Mountain House, AB. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden, AB. Lot 212, JMB SWEETIE 606D (Polled, 964 lb., 21 Milk EPD), sired by KRF What-A-Boy 104Y, out of a BXB Dateline Son 65R daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Consigned by JMB & Fun Bus Syndicate, Brookdale, MB. Lot 207, MVY KANDACE 8D

(Polled, 1,017 lb., 22 Milk EPD), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of an SVY Epic Pld 127Y daughter. Sold for $12,500 to CK Stock Farm, Candiac. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais, Arelee. Lot 202, Pick of Elder Charolais show heifer calves. Sold for $9,000 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Consigned Elder Charolais, Coronach. Lot 205, SOS BABY PEACH 33D (Polled, 952 lb., 100 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Palmer Charolais, Bladworth. Consigned by Alton Century Farms, Lucknow, ON & Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Velon Herback bought a high selling heifer calf

High Selling Embryo Lot Lot 218, 6 embryos by KRF What-ABoy 104Y, out of JMB Ms Oakridge 849U. Sold for $900/embryo. 3 to KayR Charolais, Waskatenau and 3 to Graham Family Holdings, Estevan. High Selling Semen Lot Lot 200, PCC Rome 437B (Polled, Farmfair Grand Champion Bull), sired by SVY Northstar 153Y, out of a Sparrows Alcatraz 18N daughter. 150 doses sold for $28,650 to average $191/dose to nine breeders. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais.

Jeralyn & Marina Rasmussen took two heifer calves to Alberta

Arlene & Kirby Hakkesteegt took the high selling bred heifer to Ontario

Sherry & Wade Meakin purchased a high selling heifer calf

Craig & Tricia Wilgenbusch selected Elder’s pick

Blaine & Zachary Graham purchased some embryos and two heifer calves

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PCC & CEDARLEA/SERHIENKO WIN

Canadian Western Agribition Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Show November 25, 2016 • Regina, SK Judges: Dave & Krista Erixon, Clavet 119 Entries • (A BOSS Show) Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. MIC STARSTRUCK 642D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794), Michelson Land and Cattle, Ituna & Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite; 2. ELDER’S PRINCESS 111 142D (Key’s Jaxon 151B), Elder Charolais Farm, Coronach; 3. SOS DIRTY LAUNDRY 155D (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB; 4. MCL PLD DUCHESS 8124D (Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y), McCaw Livestock, Whitewood; 5. SOS ANNALISE 154D (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms. Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. MIC STARSTRUCK 628D (WC Benelli 2134 P ET), Michelson Land and Cattle & Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. SVY STARSTRUCK 618D (MCF Bohannon 305A), Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont; 3. ELDER’S BAR J DESIGN 134D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 4. CFC 43Y LADY RAPTOE 74D (Elder’s Raptor 43Y), Coyote Flats Charolais, Taber, AB; 5. CFC 350B FOXY LADY 53D (CTP Mr Bam Bam 350B), Coyote Flats Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 3 1. ELDER’S UNDENIABLE 87D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 2. ELDER’S ECHO 62D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 3. JONES CLASSY 605D (MVY Big News 47B), Jones Charolais, Gull Lake; 4. CHARLA MOORE MISS 9D (Charla Moore Roundup 1A), Charla Moore Farms, Redvers; 5. LAE DIXIELAND DELIGHT 6100D (Sparrows Escobar 429B), Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Junior Futurity Champion Female MIC STARSTRUCK 642D, Michelson Land and Cattle & Wilgenbusch Charolais

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Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female MIC STARSTRUCK 628D, Michelson Land and Cattle & Wilgenbusch Charolais

4. HRJ DANCING IN PARIS 639D (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB; 5. HC CHAMPAGNE 643D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB.

Females Born in 2016 Split 4 1. SVY LUNA 609D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Leddy Charolais, Stockholm, SD; 2. MVY STARSTRUCK 41D (WC Benelli 2134 P ET), McAvoy Charolais, Arelee; 3. JWX DAIQUIRI 891D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. CFC 350B BAM BAM 21D (CTP Mr Bam Bam 250D), Coyote Flats Charolais; 5. DRDLEDGERSTAR942D (LT Ledger 0332 P), DRD Charolais, Sintaluta.

Females Born in 2016 Split 6 1. SOS KENDRA 36D (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Springside Farms & Fisher Polled Charolais, Emo, ON; 2. SKW SONYA 75D (Steppler 83U), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd.; 3. LAE DUCHESS 629D (Sparrows Escobar 429B), Horseshoe E Charolais; 4. HRJ BROOKLYN 609D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Johnson Charolais; 5. HC SWEET CREAM 642D (Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Hunter Charolais & Caul Charolais, Devlin, ON.

Females Born in 2016 Split 5 1. JMB SWEETIE 606D (KRF What-ABoy 104Y), Fun Bus Syndicate, Neepawa, MB & Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB; 2. SKW ERICA 101D (LAE Land Baron 232Z), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd., Yellow Creek; 3. HOPEWELL WHISKEY SOUR 9D (Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y), Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert;

Females Born in 2016 Split 7 1. MVY KANDACE 8D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794), McAvoy Charolais; 2. JWX DAYDREAM 619D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. LAE DIAMANTE 612D (Sparrows Landmark 963W), Horseshoe E Charolais; 4. SOS LI’L DEBBIE 4D (Circle Cee Legend 307A), Springside Farms & Connection Cattle Co.,

Junior Futurity Champion Female – MIC STARSTRUCK 642D, Michelson Land and Cattle & Wilgenbusch Charolais

Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female – MIC STARSTRUCK 628D, Michelson Land and Cattle & Wilgenbusch Charolais

Senior Futurity Champion Female – SVY LUNA 609D, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Leddy Charolais

Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Female – JMB SWEETIE 606D, Fun Bus Syndicate & Wrangler Charolais

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Lorette, MB; 5. HBC JADE 601D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Harcourt Charolais, Quill Lake. Senior Futurity Champion Female SVY LUNA 609D, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Leddy Charolais Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Female JMB SWEETIE 606D, Fun Bus Syndicate & Wrangler Charolais Females Born in 2015 Split 1 1. JWX CANDY CRUSH 88C (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais & Kirlene Cattle, Brighton, ON; 2. JMB MISS PEACHES 534C (CS Mango 256M), Fun Bus Syndicate; 3. ROSSO MS THUMBS UP 74C (MXS Irresistibull 357A), Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw; 4. BORDERLANDS CASSIE 84C (Winn Mans Kracken 635Z), Borderland Cattle Company Inc., Rockglen; 5. BAR H JAYDA 209C (Bar H Premium 41W), Bar H Charolais, Grenfell. Females Born in 2015 Split 2 1. JWX CLOUD NINE 46C (SilverstreamEvolution E), Elder Charolais Farms; 2. SOS COTTON CANDY 127C (WC Benelli 2134 P ET), Springside Farms; 3. McTAVISH COVERGIRL 16C (Pleasant Dawn Magnum 49Y), McTavish Farms,

Moosomin; 4. MCL PLD STARPOWER 12C (TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET), McCaw Livestock; 5. STEPPLER MISS WATKINS 209C (Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z), Steppler Farms Ltd., Miami, MB. Females Born in 2015 Split 3 1. LAE CAROLINE 516C (Silverstream Geddes G102), Horseshoe E Charolais; 2. STEPPLER MISS 145C (Sparrows Seminole 927W), Steppler Farms Ltd.; 3. WSS COTTON CANDY 520C (VFF Time Out 172Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Mulmur, ON & Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley, ON; 4. STEPPLER MISS 216C (Silverstream Geddes G102), Steppler Farms Ltd.; 5. SOS KEEPSAKE PLD 33C (LT Ledger 0332 P), Springside Farms. Junior Champion Female JWX CLOUD NINE 46C, Elder Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Female JWX CANDY CRUSH 88C, Wilgenbusch Charolais & Kirlene Cattle Females Born in 2014 with Calf 1. SVY STARSTRUCK 409B (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, calf - MCF Bohannon 305A), Serhienko Cattle Co.; 2. SOS PEACHES 42B (Gerrard Pastor 35Z, calf - Sparrows Kingston

139Y), Springside Farms & Alton Century Farms, Lucknow, ON; 3. JWX I’M SO FANCY 983B (CSS Sir Navigator 20Y, calf - Silverstream Evolution E), McCaw Livestock; 4. SOS HOT MESS 50B (VFF Vikse Ice 189Z, calf - Merit Roundup 9508W), Hopewell Charolais; 5. TWN BAMBI 13B (LAE Wichita 911W, calf Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais, Foxwarren, MB. Females Born in 2013 with Calf 1. WSS ANNABELLE 355A (Steppler Ultimate 75X, calf Rollin’ Acres Zip 12B), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. JWX I LOVE IT 808A (TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET, calf - Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais. Senior Champion Female SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co. Reserve Senior Champion Female WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais Grand Champion Female SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co. Reserve Grand Champion Female WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais Bulls Born in 2016 Split 1 1. SOS GAUCHO 139D (Winn Mans

Junior Champion Female – JWX CLOUD NINE 46C, Elder Charolais

Reserve Junior Champion Female – JWX CANDY CRUSH 88C, Wilgenbusch Charolais & Kirlene Cattle

Junior Futurity Champion Bull – MVY DR PEPPER 63D, McAvoy Charolais

Senior & Grand Champion Female – SVY STARSTRUCK 409B, Serhienko Cattle Co.

Reserve Sr & Res. Grand Champion Female – WSS ANNABELLE 355A, Rollin’ Acres Charolais

Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Bull – SOS GAUCHO 139D, Springside Farms

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Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms; 2. SOS HOOEY PLD 127D (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms; 3. HEJ DANNY BOY 149D (HEJ Armageddon 84A), HEJ Charolais, Red Deer County; 4. WHITECAP DEBONAIR 131D (Elder’s Banadero 321B), Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw; 5. McTAVISH TALLADEGA 112D (Winn Mans Cuervo 4A), McTavish Farms. Bulls Born in 2016 Split 2 1. SVY DENALI 615D (MCF Bohannon 305A), Serhienko Cattle Co.; 2. JWX DEPUTY 306D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. HIGH BLUFF DUNNER 89D (Sparrows Escobar 429B), High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, MB; 4. HIGH BLUFF DODGER 99D (SCR Triumph 2135), High Buff Stock Farm; 5. SOS DANNY BOY 112D (CSS Sir Navigator 20Y), Springside Farms.

FISHER 604D (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y), JMB Charolais, Brookdale, MB; 3. ELDER’S DAUNTE 36D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 4. LAE DEL RIO 638D (Silverstream Geddes G102), Horseshoe E Charolais; 5. McTAVISH BIG KAHUNA 79D (Winn Mans Cuervo 4A), McTavish Farms. Bulls Born in 2016 Split 5 1. MVY DIRECT DEPOSIT 22D (Whitecap Mr Blade 5B), McAvoy Charolais; 2. ELDER’S CRACKER JACK 13D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 3. JWX DIPOMAT 254D (Rosso Double Down 8Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. ELDER’S DISTINCTION 6D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 5. LAE WAR PAINT 620D (Sparrows Escobar 429B), Horseshoe E Charolais.

Bulls Born in 2016 Split 3 1. MVY DR PEPPER 63D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794), McAvoy Charolais; 2. HRJ DJANGO 647B (Sparrows Estevez 471B), Johnson Charolais; 3. McTAVISH ENDORSED 85D (Winn Mans Cuervo 4A), McTavish Farms; 4. LAE COLORADO 690D (LAE Avalanche 327A), Horseshoe E Charolais; 5. ELDER’S DIEGO 38D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms.

Bulls Born in 2016 Split 6 1. HRJ DOCTOR JONES 612D (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais; 2. CFC SHOCKWAVE 3D (McTavish Ironhide 31B), Coyote Flats Charolais; 3. JWX DOWN HOME 6D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sharodon Farm, Omemee, ON; 5. SKW SPEAKEASY 51D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd.

Junior Futurity Champion Bull MVY DR PEPPER 63D, McAvoy Charolais

Senior Futurity Champion Bull MVY DIRECT DEPOSIT 22D, McAvoy Charolais

Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Bull SOS GAUCHO 139D, Springside Farms

Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Bull ELDER’S CRACKER JACK 13D, Elder Charolais Farms

Bulls Born in 2016 Split 4 1. SVY STOUT 607D (M6 Grid Maker 104 PET), Serhienko Cattle Co.; 2. JMB

Senior Futurity Champion Bull – MVY DIRECT DEPOSIT 22D, McAvoy Charolais

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Charolais; 2. BORDERLANDS CAPONE 74C (Winn Mans Kracken 635Z), Borderland Cattle Company Inc. Junior Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Bull BORDERLANDS CAPONE 74C, Borderland Cattle Company Inc. Bulls Born in 2014 1. PCC ROME 437B (SVY Northstar 153Y), Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden, AB & Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville; 2. ROLLIN ACRES ZIP 12B (SCF You Betcha 94Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Gold Bar Livestock, Caron & Stephen Charolais Farms, Moosomin; 3. MVY BIG NEWS 47B (Gerrard Pastor 35Z), McAvoy Charolais & Jones Charolais. Senior Champion Bull PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms Reserve Senior Champion Bull ROLLIN ACRES ZIP 12B, Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Gold Bar Livestock & Stephen Charolais Farms Grand Champion Bull PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms continued on page 73

Bulls Born in 2015 1. HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson

Junior & Reserve Grand Champion Bull – HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais

Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Bull – ELDER’S CRACKER JACK 13D, Elder Charolais Farms

Reserve Junior Champion Bull – BORDERLANDS CAPONE 74C, Borderland Cattle Company Inc.

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WE ALL NEED A LAUGH

Road Tales Candace By

It is the season of Christmas and what would Christmas be without some fun. Well here is a story from Christmas past. The names are being held to protect everyone who participated. Many years ago, Neil Effertz and his son Kerry were working a sale in Saskatoon. Kerry was exploring around the auction mart and came upon some Red Waddle Hogs. He was instantly smitten with them and really tried to get his dad to buy one. There were a few people around that noticed how smitten the boy was with these pigs and thought, if a boy wants a pig and lives on a farm, he should have one. They set out to make his dream come true. This was not easy. It would take a fair bit of planning and some assistance from someone across the border around Christmas time. The arrangements were made and one day when Neil and his family were away, the pig was delivered with a ribbon and placed in a cardboard box near the tree.

Well, as can happen in the winter, a storm blew in and Neil and Jan decided to not make the trip home with their young family in the poor driving conditions. This was not good news for the delivery person. That person decided to check on the pig the next day to be sure everything was okay. Well the impulse to make the not-so-close drive to check on the pig was warranted. The pig was missing. It had rooted its way out of the box, rooted through the Christmas presents, ripping the paper off and leaving a huge mess. The pig was found in the furnace room. It was now placed in a rubbermade tub while the delivery person tried to attend to the mess, which was definitely not a specialty for this person. Trying to fix the presents went well beyond the interest or capability of the job description for the delivery person. When it was as clean as it was going to get and the presents were reasonably covered with ripped pieces of gift wrap, the lid was put on the rubber-made tub. Some holes were

punched in it and a bag of salt was placed on top. Neil and Jan did not return home again. By now the delivery person was finished with the project and did not quite see the humour in the gift anymore. Making the trip one more time was not in the cards. When the happy family returned home, they were greeted at the door with a wave of decomposing air. Where was it coming from? Neil started searching the house. He came upon the rubber-made with Kerry’s name on it and realized what had happened. He called his son and started to question him. He told him, “this is what a pig smells like, do you still want one.” Obviously the interest in pigs was chased away. Neil was pretty excited for a while with many threats directed at any of the parties he could prove participated. In the end, he had to admit, they probably did him a favour. He never had to listen to another child say they wanted a pig.

CWA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 72 Reserve Grand Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Produce of Dam 1. Johnson Charolais (HRJ Miss Paris 7S); 2. Wilgenbusch Charolais (JWX Abby 706A); 3. Springside Farms (FFBB Abbi 307A); 4. Sunblade Charolais (TWN Willow 2W). Breeder’s Herd 1. McAvoy Charolais; 2. Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. Elder Charolais Farms; 4. Springside Farms Get of Sire 1. Johnson Charolais (Sparrows

Kingston 139Y); 2. Wilgenbusch Charolais (Silverstream Evolution E); 3. Springside Farms (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y); 4. Elder Charolais Farms (Elder’s Blackjack 788B). Premier Breeder Wilgenbusch Charolais Premier Exhibitor Elder Charolais Farms

Senior & Grand Champion Bull – PCC ROME 437B, Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms

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NEWS

Agribition Additional Highlights Reserve Charolais Champion was awarded to ELDER’S PRINCESS III 142D (Key’s Jaxon 151B), exhibited by Cassidi Elder.

President’s Classic

Pen of Bulls

JMB FISHER 604D (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y) exhibited by JMB Charolais, Brookdale, Manitoba, was named Charolais Champion in the President’s Classic First Lady Classic

Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville, exhibited the Grand Champion Pen of Charolais Bulls. They had an average weight of 1144 lb. and a WPDA of 3.74. Canadian Western Agribition Scholarships Megan McLeod (McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, Alberta) received a $2500 Canadian Western Agribition Scholarship awarded to students with a history of involvement in CWA as exhibitors, volunteers, or competitors pursuing post-secondary education. Megan is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan.

JWX CLOUD NINE 46C (SilverstreamEvolution E) exhibited by Elder Charolais Farms, Coronach was named Charolais Champion in the First Lady Classic Herdsman Award Kody Meier, Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, received the Herdsman Award from Barn Boss Kelly Howe Junior Beef Extreme Special thanks to Pheonix Preston-Winder, Titan PrestonWinder, Calina Evans, Shelby Evans, Haley Rosso, and Cassidi Elder for giving Charolais a strong presence in this event. Charolais Champion with to LAE CAROLINE 516C (Silverstream Geddes G102), exhibited by Shelby Evans. 74

Kathryn Serhienko (Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, Sask.) received a $1500 Barry Andrew Family Scholarship awarded to students with a history of involvement in CWA as well as pursing post-secondary education in the field of agriculture. Katie is pursuing a diploma in Agribusiness from Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta. RBC Beef Supreme Challenge Rod McLeod, McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, Alberta and Helge By, By Livestock, Regina, were honoured to be selected as members of the five panel judging team for the Canadian Western Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge. Charolais were well represented in the presitgious Top Ten Finalists in this year’s RBS Beef Supreme Challenge. SVY STARSTRUCK 409B from Serhienko Cattle Co. was the lone Charolais in the Female Top Ten. The three Charolais in the Top Ten Bull division were PCC ROME 437B from Prairie Cove Charolais & Cedarlea Farms; SVY SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C from Springside Farms, Big Johnson

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Charolais, McKeary Charolais & Medonte Charolais and HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais SCA Breeder of the Year

Ron Elder & Donna Ross received the SCA Honour Scroll induction from Brenda, Tricia and Craig Wilgenbusch

Last year’s SCA Breeders of the Year, Jared and Sean McTavish presented this year’s award to Cedarlea Farms of Hodgeville. Garner & Lori Deobald, Kylie & BJ Hawkins and Rhett Deobald and family were present to accept the award. SCA Commercial Producer of the Year

Murray and Nicole Blake, of Wood River Charolais, were the proud recipients of an SCA Honour Scroll. Garner Deobald made the presentation. Murray and Nicole were pleased to have all of their family in attendance.

Calvin & Sandra Knoss accepted the SCA Commercial Breeder of the Year award from Stephen Wielgosz, Carey Weinbender, Dave Blechinger and Bob Jackson. SCA Honour Scroll Inductees

John & Rose-Marie Perrot, Naicam, were inducted on the SCA Honour Scroll. The presentation was made by Ted Serhienko. Charolais Banner • December 2016

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events December 10 M & L Cattle Co. & Guests Production Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON

February 11 Myhre Land & Cattle Co. Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

December 10 Working Girls Female Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Market

February 18 P & H Ranching 5th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

December 12 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

February 20 Tip the Scale Angus & Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB

December 12 Diamond K Cattle Co. Bred Heifer Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK

February 21 Rawe Ranches 34th Annual Performance Tested Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Strome, AB

December 14 White Cap Charolais/Howe Red Angus “Sharing the Herd” Sale, 3:00 p.m., at the farm, Moose Jaw, SK December 15 Foat Valley Stock Farm Complete Charolais Herd Dispersal, Innisfail Auction Mart, AB December 16 Char-Maine Ranching “Heart of the White Herd” Female Sale and 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort McLeod, AB December 29 Rainalta Simmental & Charolais Total Herd Dispersal & Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Auction, Brooks, AB 2017 January 24 – 26 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, Evraz Place, Regina, SK January 28 M.C.Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale, 12 Noon, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition February 1 Moose Creek Red Angus & Charolais Two-Year Old Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Kisbey, SK February 4 Hill 70 Quantock “Barn Burnin'” Bull Sale, 12:00 noon, at the ranch, Lloydminster, AB

February 22 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Milestone, SK February 22 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Cow Palace February 22 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB February 24 Maple Leaf Charolais 13th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ponoka (AB) Ag Events Centre February 24 HEJ Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 25 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Ferme A.R.F. Champagne, St-Sylvestre, QC February 25 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 20th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Erskine, AB February 26 Pro-Char and Guests 6th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Glenevis, AB March 2 Northern Impact IV Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB Charolais Banner • December 2016

March 3 36th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 4 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC March 4 High Country Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Pincher Creek (AB) Ag Grounds March 4 Wrangler Made 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Westlock, AB March 4 Chomiak Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Market March 5-6 98th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds March 6 Coyote Flats Charolais 2nd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coaldale, AB March 7 RRTS Charolais Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC March 7 Built Right Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 9 Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart March 10 A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., on the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 10 Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 10 13th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB March 10 Neilson Cattle Co. 27th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK March 10 Three Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB 83


March 11 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

March 18 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

March 11 Benchmark Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON

March 18 North Central Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB

March 11 Source For Success Bull Sale, Elmlodge Herefords, Indian River, ON

March 20 North West Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK

March 12 Steppler Farms 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

March 20 Grassroots Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB

March 13 Palmer Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Bladworth, SK

March 21 15th Annual Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Minitonas, MB

March 14 6th Annual McTavish and Guest Charolais & Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Moosomin, SK

March 21 Gilliland Bros. Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Carievale, SK

March 14 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB

March 22 HTA Charolais & Guest Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

March 16 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 23 Elder Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coronach, SK

March 17 Family Tradition Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at Rolling D Charolais, Dropmore, MB

March 24 Seven Quarter Circle Charolais and Charmil Ranching Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Williams Lake (BC) Stockyards

March 17 Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 17 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber (AB) Agriplex March 18 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock. Virden, MB March 18 Rollin’ Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 7th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 18 Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale, Vinoy Test Station, 1:00 p.m., at Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, QC March 18 Select Genetics Bull Sale, at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK 84

March 25 High Point Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., at Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON March 25 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 25 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Elk Point, AB

March 25 Tee M Jay Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 25 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 25 Alameda Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart March 25 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB March 26 Best of the Breeds Bull sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK March 26 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Mart March 27 Allanville Farms Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Tisdale, SK March 28 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 28 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm & Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB April 1 Tri-N Charolais Farms & Guests Bull Sale, 2 p.m.,Heartland Livestock,Virden, MB April 1 Vermilion Charolais Group 30th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Nilsson Bros. Livestock Exchange, Vermilion, AB April 1 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS

March 25 PIC Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Carson Sales Arena, Listowel, ON

April 1 Saunders Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Keady (ON) Livestock Market

March 25 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Rockglen, SK

April 1 JTA Diamond Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Courval, SK

March 25 Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

April 1 Transcon’s 21st Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

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April 3 14th Annual North of the 49th Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK

April 8 Wilkenridge & Guest Walking Plow Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ridgeville (MB) Hall

April 3 Martens Cattle Co/Four Bar X Ranch Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Spiritwood (SK) Stockyards

April 11 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK

April 3 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB April 4 Cedarlea Farms at Git ‘R Done Bull Sale, at Windy Willows, Hodgeville, SK April 5 White Cap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at White Cap Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK April 5 Chopper K Red Angus & Campbell Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart April 6 Hunter Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Roblin, MB

April 13 Sliding Hill Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 at the farm, Canora, SK April 15 Brimner Cattle Co. at Cornerstone Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Wawota (SK) Auction Mart April 15 Cedardale Charolais 14th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Nestleton, ON April 15 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD June 9 & 10 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon (SK) Inn

April 8 Vanderhoof (BC) Bull Sale

July 28 & 29 Saskatchewan Charolais Association Annual General Meeting & Pen Show, Moose Jaw, SK

April 8 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON

August 2-6 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Barrie, ON

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

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

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

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Advertisers Index Amabec Charolais ............................................80

Gerrard Cattle Co.............................................78

Pleasant Dawn Charolais ..................................80

Annuroc Charolais............................................80

Gilliland Bros. Charolais....................................82

Potter Charolais................................................81

B Bar D Charolais .............................................80

Good Anchor Charolais ....................................78

Prairie Cove Consulting ....................................77

Baker Farms ................................................11,80

H.S. Knill Company Ltd.....................................77

Bar H Charolais ................................................81

Happy Haven Charolais ....................................79

Bar Punch Ranch ..............................................78

Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.............................79

Beck Farms.......................................................81

Harvie Ranching ..............................................78

BeRich Farms...................................................78

HEJ Charolais ..................................................78

Qualman Charolais ..........................................82

Blackbern Charolais..........................................80

Hicks Charolais.................................................80

Raffan, Don......................................................77

BoJan Enterprises ............................................81

High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................79

Rawes Ranches.................................................79

Borderland Cattle Co........................................81

Holk Charolais..................................................78

Rebuild with Steel ............................................77

BovaTech Ltd. .................................................77

Hopewell Charolais ..........................................82

Reykdal Farms Charolais ...................................80

Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..................................77

Horseshoe E Charolais ......................................82

Bricney Stock Farms..........................................81

HTA Charolais Farm .........................................79

Bridor Charolais................................................80

Hunter Charolais .......................................80,IBC

Brimner Cattle Company ..................................81

JMB Charolais .................................................80

Buffalo Lake Charolais .....................................78

Johnson Charolais ............................................78

RRTS Charolais .................................................79

Carey, Brent .....................................................77

Johnstone Auction ...........................................77

Saddleridge Farming Co. ..................................79

Cedardale Charolais .........................................80

Kaiser Charolais Farm .......................................78

SanDan Charolais Farms ...................................79

Cedarlea Farms (Cypress)..................................85

Kanewischer, Jerry............................................77

Saunders Charolais...........................................81

Charla Moore Farms.........................................81

KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. ..................................78

Scarth Cattle Co...............................................80

CharMaine Ranching.......................................78

KCH Charolais..................................................79

Charolais Calendar ...........................................31

Kirlene Cattle ...................................................80

Charolais Journal..............................................77

La Ferme Patry de Weedon...............................81

CharTop Charolais (Cypress)...........................85

Land O Lakes Charolais ....................................80

Skeels, Danny...................................................77

Charworth Charolais Farms ..............................78

Langstaff Charolais...........................................80

Sliding Hills Charolais .......................................82

Chomiak Charolais ..........................................78

Laurel Creek Ranch ..........................................82

Southview Farms ..............................................81

Circle Cee Charolais Farms ...............................78

Leemar Charolais..............................................78

A. Sparrow Farms ............................................IFC

Cline Cattle Co.................................................79

LEJ Charolais ....................................................80

Springside Farms ..............................................79

Cockburn Farms ...............................................80

LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch.........................82

Spruceview Charolais .......................................79

Cougar Hill Ranch ............................................81

M & L Cattle Co. ..............................................80

Coyote Flats Charolais ......................................78

Macks Charolais ...............................................80

Creeks Edge Land & Cattle Co..........................82

Maple Leaf Charolais........................................78

C2 Charolais ....................................................79

Martens Cattle Co............................................82

Stock, Mark......................................................77

DavisRairdan ...................................................77

Martens Charolais ............................................80

Stockmens Insurance........................................77

Defoort Stock Farm ..........................................79

McAvoy Charolais Farm....................................82

Sugarloaf Charolais ..........................................79

Demarah Farms ................................................82

McKay Charolais ..............................................80

Sunrise Charolais..............................................81

Diamond W Charolais ......................................82

McKeary Charolais ...........................................79

T Bar C Cattle Co. .......................................78,85

Dorran, Ryan ....................................................77

McLeod Livestock .............................................77

Double L Ranch ................................................78

McTavish Farms................................................82

Double P Stock Farms.......................................79

Medonte Charolais...........................................81

Dubuc Charolais...............................................81

Miller Land & Livestock.....................................81

DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle ....................80

Murphy Livestock .............................................79

TriN Charolais .................................................80

Eaton Charolais ................................................82

Mutrie Farms....................................................82

Turnbull Charolais ............................................79

Edge, Dean ......................................................77

Myhre Land and Cattle.....................................80

Western Litho...................................................78

Elder Charolais Farms .......................................82

N3 StockFarms (Cypress) .................................85

Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company .....................81

Ericson Livestock Services .................................77

Nahachewsky Charolais....................................82

White Cap Charolais ........................................82

Ferme Palerme .................................................81

Norheim Ranching............................................77

Fischer Charolais ..............................................78

P & H Ranching Co...........................................79

Fleury, Michael .................................................77

Packer Charolais...............................................81

Flewelling, Craig...............................................77

Palmer Charolais ..............................................82

Foat Valley Stock Farm .....................................78

Parklane Charolais............................................79

Winters Charolais .............................................81

Footprint Farms ...............................................78

Patton Charolais............................................9,81

Wood River Charolais (Cypress) .......................85

Future Farms ....................................................78

Phillips Farms....................................................82

Wrangler Charolais...........................................79

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Prairie Gold Charolais .......................................82 Prairie Sky Farms (Cypress)...............................85 ProChar Charolais ...........................................79

Rollin Acres Charolais ....................................7,81 Rosso Charolais (Cypress) .................................85 Royale Charolais...............................................81

Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co.............................82 Sharodon Farms ............................................5,81

Stephen Charolais Farm....................................82 Steppler Farms Ltd. .......................................3,80

Temple Farms...................................................82 Thistle Ridge Ranch ..........................................79 Transcon Livestock Corp...................................78

WhiteWater Livestock.......................................81 Wilgenbusch Charolais .............................82,OBC Wilkie Ranch ....................................................79


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