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December 2017 VOL. 51, 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

Features CCA New Members ........................................................................8 Autumn Prestige ..........................................................................22 Uppin’ the Ante ............................................................................24 Valanjou Open House ..................................................................27 Olds Fall Classic..............................................................................28 M & L Cattle Co. Open Housse ....................................................29 Expo Boeuf ....................................................................................30 Obituary – Leo Dayne ..................................................................31 Obituary – Elaine Digby................................................................31 Canadian Charolais Calendar ......................................................33 National Show ..............................................................................61 National Sale ................................................................................64 RAWF Show ..................................................................................65 Farmfair International ..................................................................67 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds ............................................................68 Atlantic Elite..................................................................................69 Tee M Jay Sale ..............................................................................69 Fall Highlights ..............................................................................70 Canadian Genetics Livestock Mission – Turkey............................71 Canadian Western Agribiton Show ............................................74 Canadian Western Agribition Sale ..............................................76 Agribition Additional Highlights ................................................77 Maritime Charolais Association AGM ..........................................78 Sales in Brief ..................................................................................78 Sterling Collection Sale ................................................................79

Departments From the Field ................................................................................6 Du Champ........................................................................................6 Charolais Life ..................................................................................8 Keeping Track................................................................................10 Profile – Coyote Flats Charolais....................................................14 Herd Health ..................................................................................26 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ..............................32 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report ........................................70 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ....................................................86 Calendar of Events ........................................................................87 Index of Advertisers ......................................................................90

On the cover… PZC Lily 5013ET, exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais was RBC Beef Supreme Champion Female. SOS Gaucho 139D, exhibited by Hopewell, Springside & Bob Charolais made the RBC Top 10 Bull Finalists, qualifying at Lloydminster Stockade

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POINTS TO PONDER/POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

From the Field/Du Champ Helge By

What a great fall for Charolais! With the commercial calf sales seeing maybe the biggest premiums on the identifiable Charolais influence calves up to the breeder level has been great. I am writing this at the end of November and it has been very invigorating for all involved with Charolais. The enthusiasm and attendance at the fall shows and earlier sales has definitely seen an increase from previous years with great show sales at both the National in Brandon and Agribition. Charolais have been spotlighted by many from other breed barns and the Charolais wave is picking up power and can hopefully develop into a Tsunami within the industry. The performance in the show barns has been excellent with many bull calves in the 1,300 lb range

at Agribition and some up to 1,400 lb. I still remember the first bull calf at Agribition that was a 1,000 lb. and everyone had to go have a look. There were very few bull calves under 1,000 lb. this year at Agribition. Visiting with auction mart managers this fall across Canada, the story was the same with the Charcross calves seeing tremendous demand and in many cases $200/calf premium over many others because of the added performance. This is a big difference and if commercial producers don’t see this, they haven’t been paying close attention. One market manager said that $20/hundred weight wasn’t uncommon and one group the week before on some 480 lb. younger calves produced a $.50 cent per pound premium over the red and blacks that day. That is huge. With many commercial producers ending up with $300 to $400 more per calf this fall

over last fall their attitude is also very positive. 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 spring, but you still need to work on staying in touch with past customers and getting the best pictures for the promotion of them to maximize your returns. If you have any questions, or if 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

Quel bel automne pour les Charolais! Les ventes commerciales de veaux ayant une influence Charolaise ont obtenu les meilleures primes et ce, jusqu’à l’éleveur. C’est génial ! J’écris cet article à la fin novembre et je réalise que la saison dernière fut très stimulante pour tous ceux impliqués dans le Charolais. L’enthousiasme et la participation aux expositions d’automne ainsi que les ventes précédentes ont définitivement connu une progression par rapport aux années antérieures. Ceci est en partie du aux ventes exceptionnelles au National de Brandon et de l’Agribition. Le Charolais s’est retrouvé sous les projecteurs de plusieurs autres fermes d’élevage et la vague Charolaise prend de l’ampleur. Espérons maintenant que cette vague se transformera en tsunami dans l’industrie. La performance dans les granges des exposants a été excellente avec de nombreux taurillons

atteignant un poids de 1300 livres à l’Agribition et certains atteignant même les 1400 livres. Je me souviens encore du premier taurillon à l’Agribition qui atteignait 1000 livres. Tout le monde avait accouru pour le voir ! Cette année, il y avait très peu de taurillons sous les 1000 livres. Cet automne, en visitant avec les gestionnaires des ventes à travers le Canada, l’histoire était la même avec les veaux Charcross. On a vu une demande énorme allant jusqu’à 200$ par veau premium en raison de leur performance ajoutée. C’est une grande différence et si les producteurs commerciaux ne le voient pas, c’est qu’ils n’y prêtent pas attention. Un gestionnaire du marché a déclaré que 20$ par 100 livres ajoutées n’était pas rare. La semaine précédente, un groupe de veaux plus jeunes de 480 livres a produit un premium de 50 cents la livre par rapport aux rouges et noirs ce jour là. C’est énorme ! Pour les producteurs commerciaux, cela

représente de 300$ à 400$ de plus par veau cet automne, ce qui entraine une attitude très positive chez ceux-ci. La saison des ventes de taureaux approche à grands pas. Craig et moi planifions déjà nos horaires de photos pour les nombreuses publicités et catalogues pour les ventes à venir. J’espère que vos animaux vont bien et que vous allez les nourrir convenablement afin qu’ils atteignent leur plein potentiel. Nous sommes prêts pour une excellente saison de ventes de taureaux ce printemps. D’ici là, vous devez rester en contact avec vos anciens clients et tenter d’obtenir les meilleures photos afin de les promouvoir et maximiser vos ventes. Si vous avez des questions, ou si Craig Scott ou moi-même pouvons vous aider, n’hésitez pas à nous laisser un message. Je souhaite à chacun d’entre vous un Joyeux Noël et une nouvelle année Charolaise prospère. À la prochaine, Helge

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NEWS

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

Ormiston – Warner Wed

Kirsten Warner and Keith Ormiston were married on August 26th. Keith is the son of Terry and Monica Ormiston, and works with them at Southview Farms, Courtice, Ontario.

It’s a Boy!

It’s a Boy!

Dalton Louis Dorran was born November 3 in Calgary. He’s welcomed into this world by his parents Ryan and Cassie of Didsbury, Alberta, who own and operate Dorran Marketing Inc. Dalton weighed five pounds and 15 ounces and brings his parents tremendous happiness. He can’t wait to meet his cattle family!

Kylie Deobald and Brian Hawkins proudly add another generation to the Cedarlea Farms operation, Hodgeville, Saskatchewan. Griffin Bruce Hawkins was born September 3rd weighing 7 lb., 5 oz., measuring 19.7 inches. His proud grandparents are Garner and Lori Deobald.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Welcome New Members/Nouveau Membres George McCall

Annan, ON Graham Welding Ltd. Estevan, SK Perreault Farms Ltd Allan & Sherry Perreault, Sturgeon County, AB

Sunshine Oak Charolais Rob & Carolyn Patenaude, Holland, MB Sunshine Oak Charolais Riley Patenaude, Holland, MB

Bob Charolais Robert (Bob) Burla, Stettler, AB

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DECEMBER 2017 Remember the annual January 1 CCA Membership and Whole Herd Enrollment deadline – information packages were mailed in November. Please bring forward any questions to the CCA office; we’re happy to assist. If any members are collecting chuteside ultrasound data, please contact Mel at the CCA office – we can accept and include this data on our evaluations. We’re always looking for more data – please submit! CCA Annual General Meeting The 2018 CCA Annual General Meeting is being hosted by the Ontario Charolais Association. Save the date as we visit and enjoy the comradery that Southern Ontario has to offer, June 8-10, 2018. CCYA Conference & Show Manitoba hosts the CCYA Conference & Show; plan to join us July 25 through 28, 2018 in Brandon, MB at the Keystone Centre. Holiday Hours The Canadian Charolais office will be closed December 25 through January 2.

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There are numerous reasons driving the increased demand for our breed but the bottom line is that Charolais makes you money. We’ve been seeing a trend the last few years of increased number of sales and bulls sold and a steady increase of the prices. Our breed is strong and the quality runs deep. Case in point: Supreme Female at both FarmFair and the coveted RBC Supreme at Agribition this fall was an outstanding Charolais cow with calf at side; congratulations to exhibitors Prairie Cove Charolais and additional owner Wrangler Charolais on their successes and representing what our breed has to offer. Charolais are identifiable, they’re proven and they’re a predictable product. Any breed is only as strong as its breeders. The CCA has been led by progressive cattlemen since inception and still holds true today. The National Board met in October for their annual fall meetings to review and forward plan. As an association, we’ve seen growth with over 23,500 WHE females and 760+ active members for 2017.With registrations, we’re third in the top five beef breeds in Canada, behind Angus and Simmental. The Association continues to be on solid financial ground with increased enrollments, government funding opportunities and our investments. Finances are invested wisely with ATB Investment Services and have realized a Charolais Banner • December 2017

3.39% rate of return over the past twelve months. With a concerted effort, CCA has capitalized on government funding through Canadian Beef Breeds Council to assist us on our path to genomically enhanced EPDs. To collect the required data, we have and will continue to complete 50K SNP on all sires when hair is submitted. Government funding has offset significant costs thus far as fees to our members have remained the same. One of our funding programs expires March 31, 2018; we ask that you don’t delay in submitting any of your required hair samples for DNA. If you need DNA on your sires, submit as early as possible! The CCA Board moved on a modification presented by the Breed Improvement Committee and is pleased to announce a change in the expression of our Calving Ease EPD. Sean McGrath, CCA’s Breed Improvement Consultant, explains and goes into detail regarding the change to the CE EPD; see below. The Ad & Promo Committee has been busy with the BE INDENTIFIABLE brand campaign and now you can too! Want to show your Charolais Pride? Together with Marcc Apparel, we have developed an eStore for Charolais Swag. The CCA Office does not have inventory; all orders are placed online at https://estore. marccapparel.com/charolais. Sizing


charts are available for each item to better gauge what sizes you require. Apparel is customizable; contact Marcc about adding your farm name or tattoo letters to your purchases. Allow about two weeks for a turnaround. We also have BE IDENTIFIABLE stickers for use on bumpers, show boxes and trailers. Let the office know if you’d like any sent to you. The Canadian Charolais Association received several impressive applications for its 2017 scholarships. The selection committee had the challenging task of selecting three recipients from the twelve qualified applicants. Congratulations to Dale Weinbender of Canora, Saskatchewan, on being chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Dale Norheim Memorial Scholarship Calving Ease The CE EPD expresses differences in calving difficulty between calves born to first-calf heifers. When comparing two sires, the larger value indicates fewer potential calving difficulties when used on first calf heifers. The new presentation will help to provide more separation and describe differences among animals

($1,500). Dale became involved with the Charolais breed at a young age and has been active in the CCYA for many years. He is currently serving as the president of the Saskatchewan Charolais Youth Association, and is especially interested in developing the skills and knowledge of juniors involved with the Charolais breed. He is currently studying animal science at the University of Saskatchewan, with plans to obtain a master’s degree in this field, and is interested in pursuing a career related to livestock nutrition. Receiving $1,000 scholarships each are Shelby Evans of Kenaston, SK, and Karine Dubuc of Saint-Patrice-deBeaurivage, Quebec. Shelby has shown Charolais cattle for many years, and recently represented the that are at the ends of the CE distribution. Only the expression of CE has been changed in order to better describe the genetics for CE in first-calf heifers when bred to Charolais bulls. The EPD model remains unchanged and is calculated using calving ease scores from first-calf heifers, birth

CCYA at the 2017 American International Junior Charolais Association’s show. She is studying agribusiness at the University of Saskatchewan, and is looking forward to what she believes will be a bright future for the Charolais breed. Karine is studying agronomy and animal production at Université Laval, and is a member of the school’s Animal Science Club and la Fédération de la relève agricole du Quebec. She is passionate about young people developing their overall knowledge of agriculture, and has excelled in her undergraduate research opportunities. The selection committee thanks everyone who applied for this year’s scholarships, and is inspired by the enthusiasm of the up-and-coming young leaders of the Charolais breed. weights from heifers and cows, and gestation length information from AI breedings. It is important to note that the EPD is based on calving difficulty in first-calf heifers and that bulls with average or slightly below average CE EPD may be effectively and safely used in many situations with mature cows.

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Current Calves – Spring 2018 Evaluation The CE EPD is expressed as the expected difference in assisted calvings when sires are used on first-calf heifers. A larger value indicates MORE calving ease or fewer assisted births.

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DÉCEMBRE 2017 N’oubliez pas que le 1er janvier est la date finale pour le renouvellement de votre adhésion et l’enrôlement du troupeau. Les informations ont été postées en novembre. SI vous avez des questions, n’hésitez pas à contacter le bureau de l’association. Si voussaisissez des données de carcasses par écographie, mais de façon nonofficielle, veuillez communiquer avec Mel – nous pouvons accepter et inclure ces données pour les évaluations. Nous recherchons toujours le plus de données donc veuillez les soumettre ! Assemblée Générale Annuelle L’assemblée générale annuelle de l’Association Canadienne Charolais se tiendra en Ontario. Les éleveurs du sud de la province vous attendent en grand nombre du 8 au 10 juin 2018. Conférence et concours junior Cette année les membres juniors se rassembleront à Brandon au Manitoba du 25 au 28 juillet. Les évènements se tiendront au Centre Keystone. Temps des fêtes Veuillez noter que l’Association Canadienne Charolais sera fermée du 25 décembre jusqu’au 2 janvier.

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Il existe de nombreuses raisons conduisant à la demande à la hausse pour notre race, mais la plus évidente est que le Charolais est plus profitable. La tendance des dernières années démontre une augmentation du nombre des ventes et de taureaux vendus et une augmentation constante des prix. Notre race est forte et la qualité est profonde. Une preuve : la championne suprême à FarmFairsuivi d’une deuxième victoire suprême à l’Agribition cet automne était une vache Charolais exceptionnelle avec veau à côté ; Félicitations aux exposants Prairie Cove Charolais et propriétaire supplémentaire Wrangler Charolais pour leurs réussites et pour avoir représenté ce que notre race peut offrir. Les Charolais sont identifiables, ils sont prouvés, et ils ont un produit prévisible. La force d’unerace est une réflexion directe de ses éleveurs. L’ACC a été dirigée par des éleveurs progressifs depuis le tout début et cela reste vrai aujourd'hui. Le Conseil National s’est réuni en octobre pour leurs réunions d’automne annuel où ils ont analysé les activités et discuter le plan d’affaire pour l’an prochain. En tant qu’association, nous avons vu une croissance enviable avec plus de 23 500 femelles enrôlées et 760 + membres actifs pour 2017. Au niveau des enregistrements, nous sommes troisièmes au rang des races debœuf au Canada, derrière Angus et Simmental. Charolais Banner • December 2017

L’Association continue d’être sur des bases financières solides grâce à l’augmentation des enrôlements, des opportunités de subventions et nos placements d’argent. Nos réserves sont investies à bon escient avec ATB Services et ont réalisé un taux de 3,39 % de rendement au coursdes douze derniers mois. Avec un effort concerté, l’ACC a su capitaliser les offres gouvernementales par l’entremise du Conseil Canadien des Races de Boucherie pour nous faire avancer envers des EPD génomique mentre haussés. Pour collecter les données nécessaires, nous avons et continuerons de faire des tests 50K SNP sur tous les taureaux dont un échantillon de poils est soumis. Les fonds gouvernement aux ont compensé la majorité des coûts supplémentaires, sans impacter nos membres qui jouissent toujours des mêmes tarifs de testage. Un de nos programmes de financement expire le 31 mars 2018 ; Nous demandons donc que de ne pas tarder à soumettre vos échantillons de poilssi vous avez besoin de tests d’ADN pour vos taureaux. Le Conseil d’administration a pris la décision de suivre les recommandations du comité de l’amélioration de la race et de faire des changements à l’EPD pour la facilité de vêlage. Sean McGrath, notre consultant à ce sujet, explique le changement au bas de la page. Le comité de promotion continue leurs efforts sur la campagne de


publicité basée sur le slogan SOYONS IDENTIFIABLE. Si vous désirez porter votre fierté Charolais, nous avons développé un commerce électronique avec MarccApparel qui met en vedette les items de promotion de la race. Jetez-y un coup d’œil : https://estore.marccapparel.com/charo lais. Vous y trouverez un tableau qui vous guidera pour les grandeurs. De plus, Marcc peut ajouter votre nom de ferme et votre logo. Il faut accorder environ deux semaines pour les livraisons une fois qu’une commande est placée. L’Association a reçu plusieurs applications impressionnantes pour les bourses d’études de 2017. Le Comité de sélection a eulatâche difficile de choisir que trois récipiendaires parmi les douze candidats qualifiés. Félicitations à Dale Weinbender de La facilité de vêlage L’EPD de facilité au vêlage(FV) exprime les différences de difficulté de vêlage parmiles taures au premier veau. En comparant deux taureaux, celui avec la plus grande valeur (EPD plus haut) indique moins de difficultés potentielles de vêlage si utilisées sur les taures, à comparer avec celui dont la valeur est plus basse. La nouvelle présentation aidera à fournir plus d’écart et de Max Top 25% Moyenne Top 75% Min

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Canora, en Saskatchewan, pour avoir gagné le Prix Dale Norheim 2017 ($1500). Dale s'est impliqué avec la race Charolais à un jeune âge et a été actif au sein de CCYA pendant de nombreuses années. Il est actuellement président de l’Association des jeunes éleveurs Charolais de la Saskatchewan et il est particulièrement intéressé à développer les habiletés et les connaissances des juniors impliqués dans la race Charolais. Il étudie présentement les sciences animales à l'Université de la Saskatchewan, en espérant obtenir une maîtrise dans ce domaine, et est intéressé à poursuivre une carrière liée à l'alimentation du bétail. Les récipiendaires des bourses de $1000 sont Shelby Evans de Kenaston, SK, et Karine Dubuc de Saint-Patricede-Beaurivage, Québec. Shelby fait des expositions avec ses Charolais mieux décrire les différences entre les animaux qui sont aux extrémités de la distribution pour la facilitée de vêlage. Seule l'expression de la FV a été modifiée afin de mieux représenter la génétique de la facilitéchez les taures au premier veau lors qu'ellessont saillies aux taureaux Charolais. Le modèle de calcul de l’EPD reste inchangé et il est calculé à l'aide des scores de la facilité de

depuis de nombreuses années, et elle a récemment représenté l’association junior au concours américain de 2017. Elle étudie l'agro-industrie à l'Université de la Saskatchewan et se réjouit de ce qu'elle croit être un avenir prometteur pour la race Charolais. Karine étudie l'agronomie et la production animale à l'Université Laval et elle est membre du Club des sciences animales de l'école et de la Fédération de la relève agricole du Québec. Elle est passionnée par les jeunes qui développent leur connaissance globale de l'agriculture, et elle excelle au niveau de la recherche de premier cycle. Le Comité de sélection remercie tous ceux qui ont postulé pour les bourses de cette année, et tous furentinspirés par l'enthousiasme des jeunes leaders Charolais. vêlage des taures, des poids à la naissance des taures et des vaches, et des informations sur la longueur de la gestation des veaux issus de l’insémination. Il est important de noter que l'EPD est basé sur la difficulté de vêlage chez les taures et que les taureaux ayant une cote moyenne ou légèrement inférieure à la moyenne, peuvent être utilisés efficacement et en toute sécurité dans de nombreuses situations impliquant des vaches matures.

Veaux courants – Évaluations du printemps 2018 L'EPD de FV est exprimé étant la différence estimée entre les veaux assistés ou non,au vêlage provenant de certains taureaux utilisés sur les taures au premier veau. Une valeur plus haute indique une plus grande facilité de vêlage ou moins de naissances assistées.

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he family immigrated from Holland in 1956 when George and Mark’s Dad proposed to their Mom and said let’s move to Canada. Her father decided he should take the whole family and go with his oldest daughter. He was in his sixties and came with thirteen children. There was actually an article in the Lethbridge Herald that said With Stroeve Family Canada’s Population Gets Big Boost. They started by working for a bunch of farmers before they were able to start a place of their own. The Lohues family had a feedlot at George’s place, but their Dad just started to get tired of it and wanted to retire. “We weren’t quite old enough to take it on,” explains George, “so we went without cows for a few years. We were in high school and it was just too much.” “One summer, our Uncle Ben (Stroeve) needed some help, and I was told I was going to work for him. I was 16 or 17 at the time. (Ben Stroeve was a purebred Charolais breeder for many years, running under B&D Stroeve Farms.) That was our original exposure to the breed. I worked for him in the summer, then it sort of continued and I helped him with

calving,” says Mark. “Mark would come home from Uncle Ben’s and say ‘we should get some cows.’ He really liked cows and we missed having them around. The basic feedlot was still there, albeit it was looking a little run down. So in 1990 we bought nine cows,” tells George. “We bought eight cows from Uncle Ben and one heifer calf Dale Jorgensen offered in a sale,” says Mark. “We stayed with that base for a couple of years, increasing a little. Then in the fall of 1993 we bought forty replacement heifers from Reg Phaff at P Bar 3.” “We were so impressed with his cowherd and the milk he had in his herd. We were really impressed with his heifers,” remembered George. “Reg admitted, that a replacement heifer is a bit unpredictable. He could call them his left-overs, but they were peas in a pod,” adds Mark. “It was a big purchase for us, because we were on our own, separate from Dad at that point. It was our thing and it was fun,” says George. “We started out GM Lohues Charolais. It has no ring and it is too

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hard to say. We had to come up with a name that was catchy and a name people could remember. Uncle Ben actually suggested Coyote Flats Charolais,” said Mark. Coyote Flats is actually a region where they live. At that time, they had started to sell bulls off the yard. “We started calving in January, but didn’t start selling bulls until they were two,” laughs Mark. George adds, “we were growing them, that’s the fun part. We never really had any idea how to sell them.” “We realized that if we were going to do this, we needed better facilities.


Herdsman Jon Wright preparing for bull delivery

We got a set of plans to fix up my yard, but the smartest thing we ever did was abandon that and start over in a new place,” tells George. “Mark needed a house, so we decided to do it all and go to the bank.” The original design of the Coyote Flats Charolais feedlot was done in 2000. We started with a bare piece of land and it was exciting. We worked on the drainage of the land before we started construction. It was really a great thing to do, not many people get to start from scratch and build,” continues George. “We were trying to justify spending money on a cattle operation and we realized we had to feed cattle too.” “I worked for Uncle Ben and when I wasn’t working for him I worked for

Trish does all of the book work

Uncle Herman (Stroeve) and that gave me a lot of experience through his feedlot,” says Mark, “so we didn’t go in without knowledge.”

❝We hit the ground running. We went from zero to 1400 head in one week…❞ “We had a decision to make because the McCain’s potato plant went in the year before and we could have got a potato contract, but Mark wanted nothing to do with it. I really didn’t want to do potatoes either, so we went to livestock,” explains George. “It has

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worked out well for us. Our land base can take all of our manure and we can raise our own feed.” They farm about 1500 acres and grow corn for silage and four quarters of edible beans as their cash crop. They have to buy their straw and grain. All 1500 acres are under irrigation. The combine has been sold and they only own a bean combine, specifically designed for the purpose. They do buy some grain and straw from people who do the Win-Win Program, and enjoy working with people they know. The original capacity of the feedlot was 2000 head. “We were going to buy some cattle of our own to put in it the first year, but luckily we had Uncle Herman and he said he would

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fill what we couldn’t,” says Mark. “He was really good. He had a lot of faith in us and it gave us that opportunity,” says George. The first cattle they placed in the feedlot were purchased through their Uncle Herman’s contacts. “We hit the ground running. We went from zero to 1400 head in one week,” says Mark. “We didn’t even have the loading chute built and I wasn’t living here yet. Trucks were coming at two and three in the morning. They were calling saying, where are you, we have never heard of you.” “It was freezing, and we were a little behind in the construction. We had this portable loading chute set-up

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and trucks were trying to back up to it in the dark. We were getting pretty stressed out,” remembers George. “The first fill was all calves.” “In 2000 we built and in 2003 BSE hit. We probably started feeding calves from our customers in 2001 or 2002, it was pre-BSE,” says Mark. “We sort of stumbled on to the WinWin program. After we bought some customers’ calves, we thought, ‘this is cool, we get to see how our bulls are performing.’ The producer could come and see how his calves were doing. The good cattleman want to see their cattle in the feedlot, the

others just don’t care,” says George. “Mark latched on to it pretty quick and we started calling it the Win-Win Program and advertising it.” “We just advertised it locally in a small way to start with,” says Mark. “When we started the Win-Win Program, it wasn’t an easy sell. There is a lot of trust involved. We haven’t had one person enter the program that hasn’t stayed in it. The big thing is that if we aren’t winning, it isn’t going to last. If they aren’t winning, they won’t be back. This isn’t a short term relationship. We are aiming for continued on page 18

❝We haven’t had one person enter the program that hasn’t stayed in it.❞

Disposition is important

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❝We tried to diversify a bit more and have other streams of income.❞ have been in the program the longest will phone and say their calves are coming Thursday. I’ll tell them I haven’t worked a price out yet. They say, ‘It doesn’t matter, we’ll work one out.’” “That is almost uncomfortable for us. It puts a lot of pressure on Gene Foat receives a jacket for purchasing the high selling us. It is the same as two-year old in their 2016 sale from Mark Lohues someone phoning and every year for a long time. People saying, ‘just bring me a good bull.’” have to feel comfortable with it. If I George explains. put the shoe on the other foot, it isn’t “We work with our vet and he gives an easy thing to do.” us a list of what we should use for “It is very convenient for them, vaccination and I pass it on to our once they have comfort in it. It isn’t customers. It really helps.” like going to town with your calves “We try to keep the calves in their and taking what you get. Mark offers producer owned pen until they are them a price and they can think about well settled and on feed. In about a it and talk it over and get back to us. month, we process and sort. At that Everybody knows what calves are point we start to co-mingle them by selling for. They can find it online. It is size.“When BSE hit, we had no history getting to a point where the guys who in CAIS and we needed to be five

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years in operation to qualify for any payout. We got nothing,” says George. “At that point we backed down to 10% on what we owned and did custom feeding instead. We did other things. In 2003, cull cows were twenty-five cents per pound. So we started a commercial herd and said whatever calves, we will keep,” explains Mark. “We tried to turn it into an opportunity. The bank was good to us and they played along. Never once did we feel that we were about to go under. They were very supportive,” says George. “We tried to diversify a bit more and have other streams of income,” adds Mark. “Yes and the farm really helped. The farm was always at our back keeping us afloat. Those farming years were pretty good, so the bottom line the banker could look at and live with. Diversification is so important. People may look at us and say, why is a Charolais operation producing edible beans? It is an awesome way to diversify,” says George.


Taking a break on video day

Feedlot expansion in 2016

❝That’s the nice thing about a Charcross animal. You can feed it to any weight you want and do okay with carcass quality.❞

“We had around a 100-130 purebreds at the time and started with 60 commercial cows,” says Mark. “Now the commercial herd is at around 200 cows.” In 2014, they bought 80 Jorgensen cows and 30 bred heifers the next year. They also bought a package of 40 cow/calf pairs from P&H Ranching in 2015. Their purebred cowherd numbers are now up to 250. They have added two expansions to the feedlot and now have a capacity of 6000. “The original plans in 2000 were for a 6000 head feedlot, it just took us a couple of phases to get there,” explains George. All of the fall calves they feed are part of the Win-Win Program. The cattle they buy in other times of the year are not. “Our strength is in feeding steers. It is just a little bit different program to grow heifers out properly. We split our cattle three ways – big, medium and small. I would say the last two categories should be background for a little while. The bigger ones you can push quicker,” explains Mark. “That’s the nice thing about a Charcross animal. You can feed it to any weight you want and do okay with carcass quality. This year is the first year that I have been able to get carcass data on individual animals back from both packers, so I have been importing carcass data into our database, too. There is so much we can learn from that. It will tell us what the carcass quality of our bulls’ progeny are doing. When we have a heifer that loses a calf, we throw her in on feed and try to get her out before 30 months of age. I am amazed at them being graded AAA. It is quite interesting. I think it is partially the frame, but also, they are getting good feed all the time and just a bit of grain to finish them. Christopher’s 4-H steer this year was 1700 pounds, but it ended up being a Y1 AAA, so what more do you want.” “The customers have been asking for the data a bit, but I have to build some spreadsheets that will give them something they can understand. I also want to combine the health status of their calves in the sheet, so I have some work to do,” says Mark. “These calves are not directly traced back to the sires because a lot of our customers run multisired pastures. Sometimes you look at some calves and you think you can eye-ball what they will grade, but you really can’t. It just isn’t that easy.” “With the expansion of the Dale Jorgensen cowherd we knew we needed some help. We thought, this is a great opportunity, but in order to expand, we need to do our own bull sale. In order to do our own bull sale, we needed to get out their and show ourselves off a little bit. That just isn’t us. You have to know what your strengths are and neither of us is comfortable in that aspect of the business, so we had to find someone. That is how we came to hire Jon Wright,” says Mark.

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Mark Lohues

❝You have to know what your strengths are…❞ Chris showing at CCYA 2016

“Jon loves it and he’s good at it and we are really happy to have him,” says George. “I’ve always thought that we had the quality of animals, but I didn’t have the patience or time to work the hair and halter break and everything that goes along with it. If you are going to do it, you have to do it right,” says Mark. In March, they will host their third annual bull sale. “We were always happy to sell commercial bulls, but we were really honoured when a good cattleman came to our yard and wanted one of our bulls, because he could buy a bull anywhere. We knew if we wanted to carry it further, we had to do what Jonathon is doing for us,” says George. “It was also getting very time consuming selling bulls individually.” “The feedlot requires a lot of management and it doesn’t work to spread yourself too thin. With the volatility of the markets, we really need to be on top of everything,” says Mark. “It is very much a family operation and all big decisions are made with consultation,” says George. “It is basically Mark that runs the cows and I do the building, fixing and farming with our brother John. My wife is a teacher and is not involved in the operation. Mark’s wife is involved as she does the books. Mark adds, “The next generation is starting to be involved. My nephew James and my sons Christopher and Zachary are learning about the industry and gaining experience. They will each find the place in the business that most appeals to them through time. Phillip and Henry are full-time employees, who are both contributing to our success.” They are doing some experimentation with feed content and different by-product sources. Right now they are using soy oil to increase yield in the yearlings. It will also keep the dust down in the feed and thus keep the lung issues down. It should also help bloat issues. It will require some extra storage content and they are working on how it will work when it is cold and thick. There are many things to consider when you introduce a new product. “We have been working to improve our pen maintenance by using Rolled Compacted Concrete. It is similar to concrete but includes fly-ash, a byproduct of the 20

coal industry, to reduce cost. We cover the whole pen except for the bed pack where we make a dirt mound for drainage. It is eight inches thick. We are finding we can increase the numbers in the pen without eroding our base. With the dryer summer we had this year, the rolled compacted concrete pens have a lot less dust. We have sprinklers set up to irrigate half of the pen later in the evening. With the rolled compacted concrete you can irrigate quite a lot and you aren’t going to create mud. The cattle moving in the pen will take the dry dust to the wet side. All of our pens have drainage, so any excess water will go into the swale and then into our lagoons.” “It’s a pretty big deal. When we had wet years, our pens broke down so bad. We were hauling in dirt every fall and packing it in because we were hauling it out with manure. So we were paying to haul dirt out and paying to bring dirt back in and pack it in. Eventually where are you going

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Feeding buckskin calves purchased from a bull customer

to get the dirt. We took some hills down. We could see it just wasn’t sustainable in the long term. This rolled compacted concrete product is very expensive, but when you factor in animal health, we think they gain better, animal welfare and our workers are happier because they aren’t dealing with heavy mud in the pens. It is kind of a no-brainer.”

When you drive in, you will be impressed with the cleanliness and organization of the operation. They pay attention to detail and everything is well maintained. “We are always trying to improve,” says George. The secret to success is to keep moving forward, they have been able to maintain that momentum.

Silver steers on feed this summer

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AVERAGE UP NEARLY $500

Autumn Prestige Sale Autumn Prestige Sale October 14, 2017 • Campbellford, ON Gross 8 Cow/Calf Pairs 3 Bred Cows 28 Bred Heifers 9 Heifer Calves 1 Bull Calf 49 Lots

Average $60,200 14,150 116,550 25,650 3,400

$7,525 4,717 4,163 2,850 3,400

$219,950

$4,489

Auctioneer: Brad DeNure Sale Manager: By Livestock Hoard’s Station Sale Barn was jammed full for this annual sale. This year there were more lots than ever and the highest average ever. 12 breeders brought out a good quality offering that saw them sell to five provinces. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 9, BPL BEYONCE 18B (3rd Gen. Polled, -1 BW EPD, 23 Milk EPD), sired by Golden Meadow Winner 9W, out of an LT Rio Blanco 1234 P daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $5,000 to Reidridge Farm, Thunder Bay. Consigned by Potter Charolais, Earlton. Lot 9A, BPL GOLDEN MEADOW EPIC 19E (Double Polled, 1.3 BW EPD, 87 YW EPD, 24 Milk EPD), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z. Sold for $4,500 to Remi Boucher, Val Gagne. Lot 1, KIRLENE FARGOS DELILAH 6A (Double Polled, 1,967 lb, 111 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD), sired by Sparrows Fargo 811U, out of a Land O’Lakes Duke 29L daughter, bred to Kirlene Dockage 58X. Sold for $6,400 to Cadillac Stock Farms, Matheson. Consigned by Kirlene Cattle Co., Brighton. Lot 1A, KIRLENE JOHN A 6E (Polled/s, 946 lb, 62 WW EPD, 116 YW EPD), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $2,750 to Red Rock Charolais, Jasper.

Lot 39, BLACKBERN RED MIST 2Z (4th Gen. Polled, Red Factor, -.9 BW EPD, 22 Milk EPD0, sired by Belmont’s Red Mist 27R, out of an SVS Nobleman 25N daughter, bred to HRJ Bulletproof 411B. Sold for $4,500 to Ed Dekeyser, Colborne. Consigned by Blackbern Farms, Foresters Falls. Lot 39A, BLACKBERN EMILY 16E (3rd Gen. Polled, 90 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD), sired by HRJ Bulletproof 411B. Sold for $4,250 to DanG Charolais, Colborne. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 2, KIRLENE BUTTER 35A (3rd Gen. Polled, 101 YW EPD, 1,735 lb), sired by Land O’ Lakes Havana 3U, out of a JLP Patry Haddock 71N daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $5,750 to DRD Charolais, Sinaluta, SK. Consigned by Kirlene Cattle Co. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 36, BLACKBERN DELTA 30D (4 th Gen. Polled, 0 BW EPD, Jr Champion Expo Boeuf), sired by Pleasant Dawn Marshall 25U, out of a Gerrard Montezuma 6T daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $6,100 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Consigned by Blackbern Farms. Lot 35, MELBAR AUTUMN REIGN 11D (3rd Gen. Polled, -.3 BW EPD, sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a Sparrows Fargo 811U daughter, bred to D R Revelation 467. Sold for $6,100 to Wrangler Charolais. Consigned by Partridge Hollow Charolais, Ameliasburg. Lot 43, PALE VICENZA 9D (Double Polled, -.3 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of an EC No Doubt 2022P daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Ed Dekeyser. Consigned by Ferme Palerme Senc, Gatineau, QC.

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Derek, Tami, Garrett & Ed Dekeyser were all buyers

Kevin McFadden Wade Meakin was selected a high selling the volume buyer heifer calf taking five top selling bred heifers

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 46, PALE MISS KINGSTON 14E (Homo Polled, Red Factor, 101 YW EPD, 31 Milk EPD), sired by Don Railton bought a Sparrows high selling bred cow Kingston 139Y, out of an LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld daughter. Sold for $4,200 to Lackluster Charolais, Gananoque. Consigned by Ferme Palerme, Gatineau, QC. High Selling Bull Calf Lot 16, AMABEC ECHO 17E (3rd Gen. Polled, .1 BW EPD), sired by Cedardale Revival 110Y, out of a Wat-Cha Shoototthrill44S daughter. Sold for $3,400 to Burton Howes, Stirling. Consigned by Amabec Charolais, Warkworth.


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CATTLE TO FIVE PROVINCES

Uppin’ the Ante Uppin’ the Ante 11th Annual Sale October 21, 2017 • Hanover, ON 1 Bred Cow 23 Bred Heifers 17 Heifer Calves 41 Lots

Gross Average $3,600 $3,600 112,750 4,902 62,000 3,647 $188,350

$4,594

Sunrise Reduction Sale 21 Bred Cows $53,200 7 Bred Heifers 23,500 28 Lots $76,700

$2,533 3,357 $2,739

69 Total Lots

$3,811

$265,050

Auctioneer: Carl Wright Blockman: Chester Tupling

With a later harvest and a nice stretch of weather, the combines were rolling in Ontario. This did hamper crowd size as not as many seats as usual were filled. Some volume buyers took advantage of the market including a solid additional offering from Sunrise Charolais, of Stayner. The heifer calf market was down from last year as the CCYA Conference is not in Ontario next year. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 15, ROLLIN ACRES WALETTA 36D (Full French, 82 YW EPD, 20 Milk EPD), sired by M&L 59Y, out of a Sumo daughter, bred to Cedardale Zeal 125Z. Sold for $14,000 to Stephen Charolais Farm, Moosomin, SK. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne. Lot 18, MEDONTE DEALIN IT 16D (Polled, -3.1 BW EPD, 28 Milk EPD), sired by D R Revelation 467, out of an XAL All Fired Up 6Z daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $6,000 to DRD Charolais, Sintaluta, SK. Consigned by Medonte Charolais, Hillsdale. Lot 13, ROLLIN ACRES REBECCA 20D (Polled, -.6 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD),

sired by MVY Xplorer 21X, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter, bred to Cedardale Zeal 125Z. Sold for $5,750 to McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, SK. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais. Lot 25, BAKER FARMS DOLCE 4D (Polled, 84 YW EPD), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a Cornerview XFactor 6X daughter, bred to TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET. Sold for $5,500 to Tri-N Charolais, Lenore, MB. Consigned by Baker Farms, Madoc. Lot 21, WSS DINNER DATE 626D (Polled, 50 WW EPD, 89 YW EPD), sired by KAYR Upswing 507Y, out of a CAD Ladies Man 12P daughter, bred to DSY Attain 160A. Sold for $5,500 to Rollin’ Acres Charolais & George McCall, Annan. Lot 14, ROLLIN ACRES SPECIALIST 32D (Polled, 21 Milk EPD), sired by Rollin Acres Zip 12B, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter, bred to Cedardale Zeal 125Z. Sold for $5,500 to DanG Charolais, Colborne. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais & Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co., Norwood. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 34, ECHO SPRINGS SERENDIPITY 38E (Polled), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a Rollin Acres Target 804U daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Steppler Farms, Miami, MB.

Don Railton bought the second high selling bred heifer

Kelly Stephen added the high seller to his Saskatchewan operation

Consigned by Echo Spring Charolais, Hawkestone. Lot 29, ROLLIN ACRES DASH 41E (Full French), sired by SCF You Betcha 94Y, out of a PCFL Ultimate 14R daughter. Sold for $6,000 to George Black, Markdale. Consigned by Rollin’ Acres Charolais. High Selling Bred in Sunrise Charolais Reduction Sale Lot 48, SUNRISE EUPHORIA JBF 45D (Polled, 50 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD, 28 Milk EPD), sired by Sunrise Sunburst 21Y, out of an SVS Nobleman 25N daughter, bred to HBSF Casanova 13C daughter. Sold for $4,000 to Kevin Frieburger. Kevin Frieburger selected six head

Yolanda, Murray & Mac Watson were the days volume buyers

Katie & Andre Steppler purchased the high selling heifer calf

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HERD HEALTH

Assessing the Protective Health of Purchases Roy Lewis DVM

When purchasing or selling livestock we must insure the health status, and preventive shots given, deworming and any other relevant information is expressed. This information can be obtained by a few simple questions. These questions are seldom asked in cattle transactions these days. With cattle being of higher value and often traversing over large distances and through different geographic areas it is extremely valuable information for us to know. When purchasing cattle it is imperative to get the complete vaccination history for several reasons. Firstly, you need to confirm the initial and booster shots were given for the diseases most prevalent in your specific area or was one just given so the booster shot becomes necessary. Are all the diseases you need to have protected been administered or are there other things you need to carry out from a preventative medicine standpoint. Will these diseases have to be boostered? If something new shows up on the vaccinations you may want to include that protocol in the revaccination. A good example of this would be leptospirosis that is more common in eastern Canada but relatively rare out west. Make sure you recognize other hidden things on your purchases such as checking for internal parasites. If we know the area the cattle have come from, it may give you some idea of other things one has to protect from a biosecurity standpoint. With any new purchases a standard quarantine is a good idea for at least a couple weeks. Then if incubating, for instance a respiratory disease, it becomes evident and could be treated. This is not indicative or caused by the original location but rather the stress 26

of transporting, exposure at auction facilities, weather changes, comingling and potentially exposure to what may be on your farm. Common microorganisms on your farm allow the cattle to have natural exposure over time and immunity develops whereas cattle being brought in could be exposed to organisms your cattle are carrying but they themselves are not immune to. Other diseases may not show up for several years, so ones like bovine leucosis (a bit more prominent in eastern Canada) and Johne’s can be tested for if there is a possibility of introduction into your herd. The absolute worst time to purchase and introduce animals to your herd is just before calving season yet this is when many purchases are made. Sales are often in the late fall. The issue here is the bred animals may not develop protection in their colostrum for the scour organisms and other microorganisms present on your farm. If you do purchase commercial or purebred bred cattle make sure and find out if scours prevention was given so you have some idea of what protection the newborn calf is going to have in the mother’s colostrum. Just because the purchase comes from a high reputation herd does not guarantee the vaccination program is as comprehensive as you want or need on your particular premise. If you isolate the purchase that gives you time to start a vaccination program especially when it comes to scours prevention. The reverse could also be true, whereby purchased animals can expose your herd to infectious agents and if a new organism your herd is essentially naïve, then infection is a possibility. The measuring stick against good management is often how comprehensive an owner’s vaccination program is. If parasite Charolais Banner • December 2017

(both internal and external) control is given in a strategic manner, it again tell us lots about management. It is too bad RFID tag information from the CCIA could not be passed down, but some tracking programs like BIXS, herdtrax and viewtrack are getting information shared between purchaser and seller. In the event of purchases from purebred sales, a better job could be done describing what has been done to the cattle but if possible, simply ask the question directly of the seller. If this communication network could be fine-tuned it would be great. This would allow purchasers to add in what was needed without redundancy of duplication. If unknown definitely revaccinate to avoid any risks. The more information that is shared the better. I know because feedlots bring cattle in from all over and they are mixed that vaccinating with their protocols on entry is a must. It would be still good to know from a disease prevention standpoint more cattle had been preimmunized and with what vaccines. With pressure to use less and less antimicrobials this communication of health information will go along ways to help us work towards less antimicrobials used in cattle production. Redundancy happens a great deal I am sure in the cattle industry and is another cost you, as producers must burden. From over vaccinating to over deworming to giving too many metaphylactic drugs. All are possible to decrease if we communicate the great things we do down the line when we market cattle. Preconditioned sales are one visible way this communication happens on a local level but we also need to toot our own horn and really express what preventative things are done to our cattle. From sales catalogues to continued on page 27


NEWS

Valanjou Charolais Celebrates 50 Years On August 26 Phillipe Lusson, along with his family, hosted a field day to celebrate 50 years in the Charolais breed. Long time customers, fellow breeders and friends viewed cattle on display in the yard and in pasture tours. The day ended with a barbecue and fellowship.

Phillipe’s parents, Henri and Odette Lusson purchased their first thirty purebred females in 1967. Phillipe now runs the Charolais operation with a focus on Full French genetics.

Dwayne Stauffer presented Henri and Odette Lusson with the Pioneer of the Year award at the ACA AGM in 2007

The Lusson family celebrated the day. Phillipe is 8th from the right

Phillipe toured guests through the herd

Some of the guests in attendance

HERD HEALTH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 satellite and internet auctions to the cattle auction markets, we must all accurately express all the great preventative and management procedures the cattle have had done. This will also minimize the necessity for antimicrobial usage and keep resistance at bay. Cattle producers are a responsible group, we just need to clarify this in all our cattle transactions.

When purchasing, especially purebred cattle, we look at phenotype, genetics, EPDs, growth, etc., but health requirements are often overlooked. Always ask the questions as the health of your herd could be at stake. What vaccines or other preventative management tasks need to be outlined and the dates administered are extremely helpful information. By Charolais Banner • December 2017

doing this we also keep up to date on the latest vaccines and other technologies that are out there. As an example, there are now several intranasal vaccines and pain killers that bring down fever, and immune stimulants. We can always learn something new from these discussions.

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MCLEOD/JOHNSON WIN

Olds Fall Classic Olds Fall Classic Charolais Show 7 October 2017 • Olds, AB Judge: Tyson Hertz, Fir Mountain, SK 24 Entries • A BOSS Show Females Born in 2017 1. ONL MISS BELLADONNA 2E (KCM Spectacular Bid 240Z), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County; 2. WGD TIMELESS DIAMOND 4E (MCF Bohannon 305A), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock; 3. UNV EASY ON THE EYES 90E (HRJ Chain Reaction 511C), Ossim Livestock, Didsbury; 4. JIL CENTERFOLD 124E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Future Farms, Red Deer County; 5. ONL SWEET STATE 5E (Keys All State 149X), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock. Heifer Calf Champion ONL MISS BELLADONNA 2E, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock Reserve Heifer Calf Champion WGD TIMELESS DIAMOND 4E, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock Females Born in 2016 1. CML DESIRAE 669D (CML Gunslinger 410B), McLeod Livestock, Cochrane; 2. JIL ALEXIS 122D (Dubuc Zenith 202Z), Future Farms; 3. UNV DARE TO DREAM 70D (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock. Junior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 669D, McLeod Livestock Reserve Junior Champion Female JIL ALEXIS 122D, Future Farms Females Born in 2015 with Calf 1. CML DESIRAE 558C (CML Distinction 318A, calf - MVY All Shook Up 18C), McLeod Livestock; 2. HC WINDY RIVER 506C (KCM Ultimate 144Y, calf - KAYR Patent 748B), Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Del Bonita; 3. SOS COUNT ON ME 116C (D R Revelation 467, calf - Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms, Airdrie; 4. JIL SHE’S PERFECTION 55C (TR MR Fire Water 5792RET, calf - JIL Stealth 104C), Future Farms. Female Born Before 2015 with Calf 1. SOS JESSICAH 34B (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, calf - SOS Chuck Wagon 54C), Springside Farms & McKeary Charolais, Compeer. 28

Senior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock Reserve Senior Champion Female SOS JESSICAH 34B, Springside Farms & McKeary Charolais Grand Champion Female CML DESIRAE 669D, McLeod Livestock Reserve Grand Champion Female ONL MISS BELLADONNA 2E, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock Bulls Born in 2017 1. HRJ EASY MONEY 717E (LAE Anchor 383A), Johnson Charolais, Barrhead; 2. WDG COOL COWBOY 8E (ONL Daddy Cool 4C), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock; 3. JIL CLASSIFIED 263E (JIL Stealth 104C), Future Farms; 4. UNV SECRET ENUFF 91E (HTA Tuff Enuff 947W), Ossim Livestock; 5. UNV RATTLE MY CHAIN 85E (HRJ Chain Reaction 511C), Ossim Livestock. Bull Calf Champion HRJ EASY MONEY 717E, Johnson Charolais Reserve Bull Calf Champion WDG COOL COWBOY 8E, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

Bulls Born in 2016 1. HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Johnson Charolais; 2. CML GUSTO 662D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), McLeod Livestock. Junior Champion Bull HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D (LT Ledger 0332 P), Johnson Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Bull CML GUSTO 662D, McLeod Livestock Bulls Born in 2015 1. HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais; 2. ONL DADDY COOL 4C (JIL Thunder Roll 69Z), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock. Senior Bull Champion HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Reserve Senior Bull Champion ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock Grand Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

Grand Champion Female – CML DESIRAE 669D, McLeod Livestock

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

Reserve Grand Champion Female – ONL MISS BELLADONNA 2E, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

Reserve Grand Champion Bull – ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

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M & L Open House Roger and Helen Maloney, of M & L Cattle Company, at Indian River, Ontario, held an open house and educational afternoon on October 15th. There were purebred and commercial cattle on display showing how well their bulls work in a commercial setting. With five local veterinarians talking about nutrition and reproduction including semen collection, breeding soundness and embryo transfer; Pneumonia prevention and respiratory, scours and vaccines it was a very informative afternoon enjoyed by over 100 people. People were divided into three and the stations rotated.

The day started with lunch and visiting

Roger Maloney welcomes the crowd and explains his operation and the stations for the afternoon Discussion on Pneumonia in cattle and how to reduce the risks of getting it

A semen collection demonstration and discussion on breeding soundness

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Expo Boeuf Expo-Boeuf 7 Octobre 2017 • Victoriaville, QC Judge: Phil Hardy, Masonville 34 Entries (A BOSS Show) Bulls born in 2017 1. SHARODON EMPIRE 1E (Sharodon Tulo 14C), Sharodon Farm Omemee, ON; 2. CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E (Mctavish Hallelujah 79B), Cornerview Charolais, Cobden, ON; 3. CORNERVIEW EXPRESS 2E (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais; 4. OPEN GATE EASY MONEY 5E (CJC Symbol B1067P), Open Gate Farm, Stanstead; 5. HICKS ELECTRIC 5E (EC No Doubt 2022P), Hicks Charolais, Arthur, ON. Bull Calf Champion SHARODON EMPIRE 1E, Sharodon Farm Reserve Bull Calf Champion CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E, Cornerview Charolais Bulls Born in 2016 Split 1 1. COUJO SIR DURANGO (SRK Canyon 2Y), Ferme Coujo, Notre-Dame du Bon-Conseil. Bulls Born in 2016 Split 2 1. CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON. Junior Champion Bull CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise Charolais. Reserve Junior Champion Bull COUJO SIR DURANGO, Ferme Coujo Bulls Born in 2015 1. HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais; 2. SHARODON TULO 14C (Gerard Montezuma 6T), Sharodon Farm. Senior Champion Bull HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C, Hicks Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Bull SHARODON TULO 14C, Sharodon Farm Grand Champion Bull SHARODON EMPIRE 1E, Sharodon Farm 30

Reserve Grand Champion Bull CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E, Cornerview Charolais Females Born in 2017 Split 1 1. CORNERVIEW TANSIE 49E (McTavish Hallelujah 79B), Cornerview Charolais; 2. OPEN GATE ANA 1E (MCF Bohannon 305A), Open Gate Farm; 3. HICKS ELEGANCE 7E (Hicks Remington 31U), Hicks Charolais; 4. BLACKBERN ELEGANCE 5E (Rosso Double Down 8Z), Blackbern Farm, Foresters Falls, ON; 5. MRF MISS RIPPER 1E (HEJ Ripper 66P), MRF Charolais, Kingsey Falls. Heifer Calf Champion CORNERVIEW TANSIE 49E, Cornerview Charolais Reserve Heifer Calf Champion OPEN GATE ANA 1E, Open Gate Farm Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. BLACKBERN DREAM GIRL 36D (RPJ Pistol 129Y), Blackbern Farm; 2. MRF MISS ELSA 43D (PALE Mr. Prefix 43B), MRF Charolais; 3. MISS PROU SNOOPY 941D (Snoopy), Patick Proulx, Saint-Isidore de Clifton. Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. BLACKBERN DELTA 20D (Pleasant Dawn Marshall 25U), Blackbern Farm;

2. CORNERVIEW DREAM DATE 13D (TR MR Fire Water 5792RET), Cornerview Charolais; 3. MISS COUJO MARQUIS 601D (Marquis CR), Ferme Coujo; 4. SHARODON 33C BEDAZZLED 7D (MVY Xplorer 21X), Sharodon Farm; 5. MRF MISS PRINCESS 20D (MRF Road Runner 1W), MRF Charolais. Junior Champion Female BLACKBERN DELTA 20D, Blackbern Farm Reserve Junior Champion Female BLACKBERN DREAM GIRL 36D, Blackbern Farm Females Born in 2015 with Calf 1. SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C (D R Revelation 467, calf - Sharodon Tulo 14C), Sharodon Farm; 2. BLACKBERN CASSIE 2C (SRK Canion 2Y, calf Pleasant Dawn Digest 146C), Blackbern Farm. Females Born Before 2015 with Calf 1. ECHO SPRINGS ORIANA 6B (D R Revelation 467, calf - MCF Bohannon 305A) Open Gate Farm. Senior Champion Female SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C, Sharodon Farm

Grand Champion Bull – SHARODON EMPIRE 1E, Sharodon Farm

Grand Champion Female – SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C, Sharodon Farm

Reserve Grand Champion Bull – CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E, Cornerview Charolais

Reserve Grand Champion Female – ECHO SPRINGS ORIANA 6B, Open Gate Farm

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OBITUARY

Leo Dayne On October 29, 2017, Leo Dayne, age 90, International Harvester dealer, pioneer Charolais breeder and innovative grain farmer, went on ahead to open the gate... he leaves for now his wife of 63 years, Jean, daughter Lori (Garner) Deobald, Rhett and Brandee, Dryden and Ainslee Deobald, Bre (Todd), Ayden and Evan Horsman, Kylie (Brian) and Griffin Hawkins; daughter Terry (Mark) Marchant, Warren (Candy), Haley and Brinn Marchant, Danielle (Brandon Hoogenboom) Marchant and Andree Marchant; daughter Heather Heslop, Jesse (Lana) Dreger and Rowan; and son Sterling (Benita) Dayne, Brooklyn, Trista-Lyn and Shaelyn, plus his brother Joe and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Leo, Jean and brother Joe purchased their first Charolais heifers in 1969. Leo and Jean were given the tattoo letters LEO. Leo and Jean never hit the show road or consignment sales... just quietly built a strong bull clientele in southwest Saskatchewan through private sales. In 1980 Leo and Jean sold their Charolais cows to Lori and Garner and returned to grain farming, eventually farming full time with Sterling. They became their grandchildren’s biggest fans and travelled across the country cheering them on. Leo and Jean kept their interest in Charolais; from checking out each year's calf crop to fall calf sales and attending Cedarlea Farms' bull sales. Leo loved ice cream, Jersey Milk chocolate bars, all you can eat shrimp, beer and clam with ice, wood working, good dogs and those white cattle. He detested bugs, weeds and

gophers. He would gladly lend a hand to family and neighbours and loved to visit with family, friends and pretty much any random stranger that he came upon. Leo was very proud to receive the Foundation Family Award at the SCA 50th Anniversary celebration and to read the “Building Through Dedication” article in the October Banner. His biggest passion in life was his wife, kids, grandkids, great grandkids, his farm and his agricultural way of life. Leo’s funeral mass was held at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church Nov 3, 2017 with interment at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cemetery. His grandchildren were his pallbearers. “Your labour is done, your home is now Heaven, no more must you wait, Your legacy lives on, your love of the land, and yes Dad... we will close the gate...”

OBITUARY

Elaine Digby 1943 – 2017

Elaine Digby of Dropmore, MB, passed away after a battle with cancer on November 4, 2017, in the Russell Health Centre. Audrey Elaine Morrison was born January 13, 1943, in Roblin, Manitoba to her parents Anne and Wilbert Morrison of Dropmore. Elaine has an older brother, Garry, and a younger sister, Judy. In 1947, Wilbert and Anne Morrison purchased a general store in MacNutt, Saskatchewan. All of the family worked in Morrison’s store; the store had groceries and dry goods including fabric and sewing, clothing, boots and shoes. Elaine attended school in MacNutt. Robert Digby, from the Castleavery district and Elaine Morrison didn’t have to go far to find love and at a rather young age the two began on the adventure of a lifetime; first

getting to know each other as friends through church and community events, then girlfriend and boyfriend, and in 1961 as husband and wife. Elaine and Bob were not scared to take on a challenge; they kicked off their first year of marriage with a baby, Cheryl, and started a farm. Not long after came Brian, Donna, Barb and Jason. Elaine and Bob started farming in the Cupar Creek area, and in 1966 they purchased and moved to the Bartley Carmichael farm at Dropmore. They grain farmed and ran a commercial cow herd. The purchase of three purebred Charolais females in 1978, followed shortly by the purchase of a herd of Full French females, was the start of Bob and Elaine Digby’s “Rolling D Charolais” herd; for the past 40 years, the Digby family has been involved in the Manitoba and Canadian Charolais cattle industry. They were awarded the Canadian Charolais Honor Roll in 2009. The Charolais Banner • December 2017

Family Tradition Bull Sale has been hosted on the Rolling D Charolais farm for the past 14 years. Elaine was a full farming partner and has been an inspiration for many women working in the agriculture industry. Bob and Elaine worked hard on their farm, but also played hard with their friends and family. With a seasonal camp spot at Pyott’s West Campground, friends would gather around the campfire late into the night telling jokes, fishing stories, sharing laughs and having a few drinks. Elaine and Bob liked to travel, making a trip to New Zealand, Ukraine, and Cuba, and to both the West and East Coast of Canada. They would travel with family, to see friends, or to see cattle, but enjoyed the adventure of each trip and especially the many friends made along the way. continued on page 32

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

2017 Show News Bradley Fergus, National Director

As the fall show and sale season comes to an end, I’m sure we’re all patiently awaiting the exiting new crop of calves to come. As part of the National Board I’d like to reflect and thank those who once again made our annual CCYA Semen Auction a big success at the Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale. This year we received semen from four different bulls. 5 straws of HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C were donated by Johnson Charolais which were purchased by Howe Family Farm for $325 a straw. 3 straws of SOS Chuckwagon 54C were donated by Springside Farms and McKeary Charolais, which were purchased by Ancar Livestock for $300 a straw. 3 straws of PCC Rome 437B were donated by Prairie Cove Charolais which were purchased by Kyle Stevenson for $100 a straw. 2 straws of WCR Commissioner 593P were donated by Elder Charolais, Wilgenbusch Charolais

and Kay R Land and Cattle which were purchased by High Bluff Stock Farm for $375 a straw. In total, the CCYA National Board made $3575 from the semen auction this year, which will be used towards scholarship’s that are awarded at the CCYA Conference and Show. These scholarships recognize deserving senior members for their leadership with the Charolais youth and their contribution to the breed. Thank you to the breeders who donated, purchased or bid on the semen, your support is greatly appreciated! A reminder that our membership deadline of January 1st is fast approaching. Make sure to get your CCYA membership so you can be a part of the fun. Some highlights of being a CCYA member is being able to be part of the show and conference held next year in Brandon, Manitoba! You can also apply for in the Genetics Program where you can receive free semen! Newsletters will be sent to you to keep you up to date about the CCYA and what’s happening. So, coming from a member of the CCYA, I highly encourage you to get your

CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching w.ching476@gmail.com Treasurer: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Secretary: Raelynne Rosso littlerosso@hotmail.ca Director: Bret Marshall bret@futurefarms.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca Director: Tyson Black blackbern@hotmail.com Director: Bradley Fergus bradleyfergus3@gmail.com Ex-Officio: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca 2018 CCYA Conference & Show Exec. President: Lindsay Verwey Vice-President: Keegan Blehm Treasurer: Randi Verwey Secretary: Kiernan Olson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth | suzannetylersmyth@gmail.com ON: Billie-Jo Saunders | dbjsaunders@gmail.com MB: Donna Jackson | Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Karen Black | klcrozier@hotmail.com Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

membership and join in the fun! For more information, visit our website at youth.charolais.com.

EXPO BOEUF, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 Reserve Senior Champion Female ECHO SPRINGS ORIANA 6B, Open Gate Farm Grand Champion Female SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C, Sharodon Farm

Reserve Grand Champion Female ECHO SPRINGS ORIANA 6B, Open Gate Farm Breeder’s Herd 1. Sharodon Farm; 2. Open Gate Farm; 3. Cornerview Charolais; 4. Blackbern

Farm 5. MRF Charolais. Premier Breeder Cornerview Charolais Premier Exhibitor Cornerview Charolais

ELAINE DIGBY OBITUARY, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 31 One of Elaine’s most amazing qualities was her never ending generosity. She was always willing to put another leaf in the table, add a few more potatoes to the pot, donate her time to helping out a friend in need, or to spend endless hours teaching her grandchildren to knit, cook, bake, farm or fish; Elaine’s time was dedicated to helping others. She made quilts for every one of her 32

grandchild’s high school graduations as well as their weddings, and has crocheted hats for many new babies born in the Yorkton hospital. Over the last 10 or so years, Elaine and the MacNutt quilters have made and distributed quilts to hospitals, cancer care units, new Canadian families, care homes, homeless and women’s shelters, for hundreds of people in need each year. Charolais Banner • December 2017

Elaine is survived by her five children, Cheryl & Ron (Funk), Brian & Robyn (Benson), Donna & Carman (Jackson), Barb & Ray (Airey), Jason & Jodi (Reichmuth), 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Elaine was predeceased by her parents Wilbert & Anne Morrison and grandchildren Breanne Digby & Clark Elder.


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About Your 2018 Calendar The 2018 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.

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Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Milestone Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Brooks

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7

June 10

June 3

May 27

May 20

TUESDAY

29

22

15

8

1

June 11

June 4

May 28

May 21

May 14

WEDNESDAY

30

23

16

9

2

June 12

June 5

May 29

May 22

May 15

THURSDAY

AUGUST 2018

31

24

17

10

3

FRIDAY

June 13

June 6

May 30

May 23

May 16

25

18

11

4

4 11 18 25

2 3 9 10 16 17 23 ⁄ 30 24

5 12 19 26

W

6 13 20 27

T

7 14 21 28

F

S 1 8 15 22 29

June 7

May 31

May 24

May 17

SATURDAY

T

SEPTEMBER 2018 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

AUGUST 2018

F 3 10 17 24 31

S 4 11 18 25

23/30

16

9

2



July 6/July 13

June 29

June 22

June 15

September 24 ..........Full Moon

September 2 ............Last Quarter  September 9 ............New Moon  September 16 ..........1st Quarter 

Moon Phases

M

S

24

17

10

3

July 7

June 30

June 23

Labour Day

June16

MONDAY

25

18

11

4

July 8

July 1

June 24

June 17

TUESDAY

26

19

12

5

July 9

July 2

June 25

June 18

WEDNESDAY

27

20

13

6

July 10

July 3

June 26

June 19

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER 2018

28

21

14

7

FRIDAY

July 11

July 4

June 27

June 20

7 14 21 28

S

T 2 9 16 23 30

W 3 10 17 24 31

T 4 11 18 25

OCTOBER 2018 F 5 12 19 26

29

22

S 6 13 20 27

July 12

July 5

June 28

June 21

June 14

SATURDAY

15

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

W

6 13 20 27

T

7 14 21 28

F

Aug. 10

Aug. 3

July 27

July 20

SUNDAY

4 11 18 25

T

SEPTEMBER 2018

S 1 8 15 22 29

29

22

15

8

1

Aug. 11

Aug. 4

July 28

Thanksgiving Day

July 21

July 14

MONDAY

30

23

16

9

2

Aug. 12

Aug. 5

July 29

July 22

July 15

TUESDAY

31

24

17

10

3

Hallowe’en

Aug. 13

Aug. 6

July 30

July 23

July 16

WEDNESDAY

25

18

11

4

Aug. 7

July 31

July 24

July 17

THURSDAY

OCTOBER 2018

26

19

12

5

FRIDAY

Aug. 8

Aug. 1

July 25

July 18

5 12 19 26

4 11 18 25

7 14 21 28

W

T 1 8 15 22 29

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

October 2 & 31......Last Quarter October 8 ..............New Moon October 16 ............1st Quarter October 24 ............Full Moon

Moon Phases

27

20

   

Aug. 9

Aug. 2

Autumn Prestige Sale, Campbellford

July 26

July 19

SATURDAY

6 13 20 27

T

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13

6

M

S


M 1 8 15 22 29

W 3 10 17 24 31

T 4 11 18 25

F 5 12 19 26

Aug. 17

SUNDAY

T 2 9 16 23 30

OCTOBER 2018

S 6 13 20 27

25

18

11

Sept. 7

Aug. 31

Remembrance Day

Aug. 24

Daylight Savings Time Ends

4

7 14 21 28

S

26

19

12

5

Sept. 8

Sept. 1

Aug. 25

Aug. 18

MONDAY

27

20

13

6

Sept. 9

Sept. 2

Aug. 26

Aug. 19

TUESDAY

28

21

14

7

Sept. 10

Sept.3

Aug. 27

Aug. 20

WEDNESDAY

29

22

15

8

1

Sept. 11

Sept. 4

Aug. 28

Aug. 21

Aug. 14

THURSDAY

NOVEMBER 2018

Sept. 12

Sept. 5

Aug. 29

Aug. 22

Aug. 15

Sterling Collection Sale, Saskatoon

30

23

16

9

2

FRIDAY

3 10 17 24 ⁄31

2 9 16 23 ⁄30

5 12 19 26

W

6 13 20 27

T

7 14 21 28

F

November 23 ........Full Moon November 29 ........Last Quarter

November 7 ..........New Moon November 15 ........1st Quarter

   

Sept. 6

Aug. 30

Aug. 23

Moon Phases

24

17

S 1 8 15 22 29

Aug. 16

SATURDAY

4 11 18 25

T

DECEMBER 2018

10

3

M

S


5 12 19 26

4 11 18 25

7 14 21 28

W

T 1 8 15 22 29

SUNDAY

6 13 20 27

T

NOVEMBER 2018

23/30

16

9

2

F 2 9 16 23 30

S 3 10 17 24

   

Oct. 5/Oct. 12

Sept. 28

Sept. 21

Sept. 14

December 7 ..........New Moon December 15 ........1st Quarter December 22 ........Full Moon December 29 ........Last Quarter

Moon Phases

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S

Oct. 6/Oct. 13

Sept. 29

Sept. 22

Sept. 15

24 – Christmas Eve 31 – New Year’s Eve

24/31

17

10

3

MONDAY

25

18

11

4

Christmas Day

Oct. 7

Sept. 30

Sept. 23

No Borders Select Sale, Virden

Sept. 16

TUESDAY

26

19

12

5

Boxing Day

Oct. 8

Oct. 1

Sept. 24

Sept. 17

WEDNESDAY

27

20

13

6

Oct. 9

Oct. 2

Sept. 25

Sept. 18

THURSDAY

DECEMBER 2018

Sept. 26

Sept. 19

28

21

Oct. 10

Oct. 3

Char-Maine Bull Sale, Fort MacLeod

14

7

FRIDAY

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

JANUARY 2019 F 4 11 18 25

29

22

S 5 12 19 26

Oct. 11

Oct. 4

Sept. 27

Sept. 20

Sept. 13

SATURDAY

15

8

1

M

S


ALBERTA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION OX 4, SITE 13, RR 1, BOWDEN, AB T0M 0K0 403) 556-2695 (OCTOBER) AMABEC CHAROLAIS R1, WARKWORTH, ON K0K 3K0 705) 924-2936 (MAY) ANNUROC CHAROLAIS 621 ROKEBY LINE, RR 1, MOORETOWN, ON N0N1M0 519) 864-5876 • (519) 312-1818 (JULY) BAKER FARMS 05 HUNT CLUB ROAD, MADOC, ON K0K 2K0 613) 847-7784 (NOVEMBER) B BAR D CHAROLAIS R 2, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 519) 323-1270 (NOVEMBER) BAR H CHAROLAIS OX 459, GRENFELL, SK S0G 2B0 306) 697-2901 (JULY) BAR J POLLED CHAROLAIS OX 110, AMARANTH, MB R0H 0B0 USTIN ROBERTSON 204-871-3086 ACK ROBERTSON 204-843-2246 • 204-791-0091 (AUGUST) BECK FARMS OX 5, LANG, SK S0G 2W0 306) 436-4600 • (306) 436-4564 306) 436-4503 • (306) 538-2051 (FEBRUARY) BE-RICH FARMS R#2, KITSCOTY, AB T0B 2P0 780) 846-2643 (MARCH) BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS OX 132, AMISK, AB T0B 0B0 780) 856-2175 C (780) 806-3560 (JANUARY) BLACKBERN CHAROLAIS FARM 056 KERR LINE, RR 1, FORESTER’S FALLS, ON K0J 1V0 613) 646-2673 (MAY) BOB CHAROLAIS TETTLER, ALBERTA 250) 517-8521 (APRIL) BO-JAN ENTERPRISES OX 9, SYLVANIA, SK S0E 1S0 306) 873-5220 (OCTOBER) BORDERLAND CATTLE COMPANY OX 418, ROCKGLEN, SK S0H 3R0 306) 476-2439 (OCTOBER) BRICNEY STOCK FARM OX 206, MAIDSTONE, SK S0M 1M0 306) 893-4510 (SEPTEMBER) BRIDOR CHAROLAIS R#3, MOUNT FOREST, ON N0G 2L0 519) 323-2538 (MAY) BRIMNER CATTLE COMPANY OX 123, MANOR, SK S0C 1R0 306) 448-2028 • 448-4814 • 448-2278 (SEPTEMBER) BUFFALO LAKE SHORTHORNS & CHAROLAIS OX 1055, STETTLER, AB T0C 2L0 403) 742-6792 • 742-4709 (SEPTEMBER) C M CATTLE CO. 06098 COUNTY RD. 21, MULMUR, ON L9V 0W3 519) 939-0561 (MAY) CAMPBELLS CHAROLAIS OX 93, GRIFFIN, SK S0C 1G0 06-842-6231 (APRIL)

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) 865-6539 (JANUARY) DOGPATCH ACRES BOX 44, LEROY, SK S0K 2P0 (306) 287-4008 (JUNE) 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) ECHO SPRING CHAROLAIS 1064 LINE 10N, ORO-MEDONTE, ON L0L 1T0 (705) 487-2608 • (705) 487-5840 (JULY) ELDER CHAROLAIS BOX 91, CORONACH, SK S0H 0Z0 (306) 267-4986 • 267-5709 • 267-5655 (JUNE) EMB 1064 LINE 10N, ORO-MEDONTE, ON L0L 1T0 (705) 487-5840 (APRIL) FERME FELICIEN CARDIN 315 RANG 4, ST. BONAVENTURE, QC J0C 1C0 (819) 396-1968 • (819) 471-2312 (AUGUST) FERME LOUBER ENR. 1630, ROUTE ST-MARTIN, SAINTE-MARIE, QC G6E EA8 (418) 387-7514 (AUGUST) FISCHER CHAROLAIS BOX 362, IRMA, AB T0B 2H0 (780) 754-2382 • (780) 753-8077 (APRIL) FONDOAK FARM RR 2, RENFREW, ON K7V 3Z5 (613) 433-7637 (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) GILLILAND BROS. CHAROLAIS BOX 254 CARIEVALE, SK S0C 0P0 (306) 928-4841 • (306) 928-2118 (JUNE) GOLDEN THREAD LIVESTOCK IMAGES WWW.GOLDENTHREAD.CA (306) 681-5340 (JUNE) GOOD ANCHOR CHAROLAIS BOX 3261, VERMILION, AB T9X 2B2 (780) 853-2220 (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 • (204) 856-6357 (OCTOBER) LEMAY, CLAUDE 551 CHEMIN DES ÉRABLES, SAINTE 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) 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) 241-1975 • (306) 621-3326 (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) MOOSE CREEK CATTLE BOX 190 KISBEY SK S0C 1L0 (306) 462-4836 • (306) 577-8970 (AUGUST) MRF CHAROLAIS 342 RTE 255, KINGSEY FALLS, QUEBEC (819) 839-1433 (AUGUST) MURPHY LIVESTOCK BOX 7383, BONNYVILLE, AB. T9N 2H7 (780) 826-5477 (JULY)

ADVERTISER’S INDEX REESE CATTLE CO. BOX 661, DIDSBURY, AB T0M 0W0 (403) 870-3960 (DECEMBER) ROLLIN’ ACRES CHAROLAIS 598516 2ND LINE MULMUR, SHELBURNE, ON L9V 0B6 (519) 925-2938 • (519) 925-6794 (MAY) ROSS LAKE CHAROLAIS STETTLER, AB (403) 740-5247 (JANUARY) ROSSO CHAROLAIS #78, 325 - 4TH AVE. SW, MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 693-2384 (DECEMBER) 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 (JULY) 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) SEMEX BEEF WWW.SEMEX.COM (JUNE) SHARODON FARMS 4925 HWY 7, OMEMEE, ON K0L 2W0 (705) 742-4062 • (705) 875-7824 (MAY) SLIDING HILLS CHAROLAIS BOX 1809, CANORA, SK S0A 0L0 (306) 563-6678 (DECEMBER) SOUTHVIEW FARMS LAND & CATTLE CO. 1594 COURTICE RD S, COURTICE, ON L1E 2N1 TERRY (905) 439-4235 • KEITH (905) 244-0049 (MAY) SPARROW FARMS BOX 504, VANSCOY, SK S0L 3J0 (306) 668-4218 (MARCH) SPRINGSIDE FARMS 608 - 800 YANKEE VALLEY BLVD SE, AIRDRIE, AB T4A 2L1 (250) 832-8209 (DECEMBER) SPRUCE VIEW CHAROLAIS BOX 37, ANDREW, AB T0B 0C0 (780) 365-2079 • (780) 719-0264 (JANUARY) STEPHEN CHAROLAIS FARM BOX 26, MOOSOMIN, SK S0G 3N0 (306) 435-2087 • C (306) 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)


CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320 - 41 AVENUE N.E., CALGARY, AB T2E 6W8 (403) 250-9242 (DECEMBER) CAREY AUCTION SERVICES BOX 27, STAVELY, AB T0L 1Z0 (403) 549-2478 • (403) 650-9028 (JULY) 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 • (306) 677-7777 (DECEMBER) CHAR LEW RANCH BOX 1191, PINCHER CREEK, AB T0K 1W0 (403) 627-3558 (JUNE) CHAR-MAINE RANCHING BOX 2263, CARDSTON, AB T0K 0K0 (403) 653-3914 • (403) 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 BOX 10358, STN MAIN, AIRDRIE, AB T4A 0H6 (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) COCKBURN FARMS 1122 HOPKINS RD., IROQUOIS FALLS, ON P0K 1E0 (705) 288-8013 (APRIL) CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS RR 3, 1012 SNAKE RIVER LINE, COBDEN, ON K0J 1K0 (613) 646-9741 • (613) 312-1378 (MARCH) COUGAR HILL RANCH BOX 10, TOUTES AIDES, MB R0L 2A0 (204) 732-2663 (JUNE) 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 (JUNE) DAINES CATTLE/O’NEILL LIVESTOCK RED DEER COUNTY, AB (403) 877-2615 • (403) 348-9753 (AUGUST) 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 LAKE, 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 (MAY) 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 (JUNE) HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS BOX 390, KENASTON, SK S0G 2N0 (306) 252-2852 • 252-2246 (MARCH) HOWE FAMILY FARM #183, 325 - 4TH AVE. S.W., MOOSE JAW, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 691-5011 • (306) 693-2163 • (306) 693-2127 (JANUARY) HTA CHAROLAIS BOX 639, RIVERS, MB ROK 1XO (204) 328-7704 • (204) 724-8823 (JANUARY) HUNTER CHAROLAIS BOX 569, ROBLIN, MB R0L 1P0 (204) 937-2531 (JULY) JAYDAWN FARMS BOX 7 RR 2, SEXSMITH, AB T0H 3C0 (780) 933-5530 (APRIL) JMB CHAROLAIS BOX 66, BROOKDALE, MB R0K 0G0 (204) 354-2267 • (204) 354-2118 (JULY) KAISER CATTLE CO BOX 209, HUSSAR, AB T0J 1S0 (403) 787-2489 (JULY) KAY-R LAND & CATTLE BOX 420, WASKATENAU, AB T0A 3P0 (780) 358-2360 (JUNE) K-COW RANCH BOX 1450, ELK POINT, AB T0A 1A0 (780) 724-2789 • (780) 614-5959 (OCTOBER) KIRLENE CATTLE 13 LAWSON SETTLEMENT RD #3, BRIGHTON, 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 CHAROLAIS BOX 511, MARWAYNE, AB T0B 2X0 (780) 875-0218 (APRIL) LAND O’ LAKES RR 2, MADOC, ON K0K 2K0 (613) 242-8689 (MAY) LANGSTAFF CHAROLAIS RR 5, WALLACEBURG, ON N8A 4L2 (519) 627-3464 (MAY) MUTRIE FARMS BOX 57, GLENAVON, SK S0G 1Y0 (306) 429-2711 • (306) 424-2961 (JUNE) 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 (MAY) 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 132, OAK LAKE, MB R0M 1P0 (204) 855-3078 • (204) 721-3078 (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) RAMMER CHAROLAIS BOX 214, STRATHCLAIR, MB R0J 2C0 (204) 365-2789 • (204) 365-0976 (JUNE) RAWES RANCHES BOX 208, STROME, AB T0B 4H0 (780) 376-2241 (FEBRUARY)

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 (NOVEMBER) 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) TWIN ANCHOR CHAROLAIS CASTOR, AB BRIAN (403) 741-2287 • CLIFF (403) 741-2626 (JUNE) 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 • C (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) WHISKEY HOLLOW CATTLE COMPANY RR#4, NORWOOD, ON K0L 2V0 (705) 930-0156 (MAY) WHITE LAKE COLONY/KRW CHAROLAIS BOX 150, NOBLEFORD, AB T0L 1S0 (403) 332-2261 (OCTOBER) WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK 1839 GARDEN OF EDEN ROAD, HALEY STATION, ON K0J 1Y0 (613) 585-3873 (MAY) WILGENBUSCH CHAROLAIS BOX 4, HALBRITE, SK S0C 1H0 (306) 458-2688 • (306) 458-7482 (MARCH) WILKIE RANCH BOX 118, BIG VALLEY, AB T0J 0G0 CASEY (403) 741-5799 • DON (403) 876-2596 CLINT (403) 876-2548 (AUGUST) WOOD RIVER CHAROLAIS BOX 86, MCCORD, SK S0H 2T0 (306) 478-2520 (JUNE) WRANGLER CHAROLAIS BOX 5554, WESTLOCK, AB T7P 2P5 (780) 349-2982 (JULY)


PRAIRIE COVE/JMB, C2 CHAROLAIS WIN

National Charolais Show National Charolais Show Manitoba Ag-Ex, Brandon, MB October 27, 2017 Judges: Cole & Jill Harvie, Olds, AB 97 Entries (A BOSS Show)

GEORGIA 7106E (JWX Downtown 7C), Hunter Charolais, Roblin & Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK.

Females Born in 2017 Split 4 1. HC ZELMA 747E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Hunter Charolais; 2. HTA WYONNA 758E (CJC Symbol B1067P), HTA Charolais, Rivers; 3. CRG MISS CONTROL 30E (MCF Bohannon 305A), Oattes Charolais, Cobden, ON; 4. BECK’S MAUDE 24E (Sparrows Braxton 519C), Beck Farms, Lang, SK; 5. CHARLA MOORE WEDNESDAY 5E (XAL Custom Made 1C), Charla Moore Farms.

Junior Heifer Calf Champion MCCAW MISTY 669E, McCaw Livestock & Wilgenbusch Charolais Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E, Elder Charolais Farm & Wilgenbusch Charolais Females Born in 2017 Split 5 1. C2 MISS REALITY 2E (JWX Reality Red 73U), C2 Charolais, Pure Country Simmentals, Minnedosa & Dodge City Simmentals, Wapella, SK; 2. BECK’S HEARTBREAK 16E (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Beck Farms; 3. TWN ELECTRA 7E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Sunblade Charolais, Foxwarren; 4. ROSSO MS THUMBS UP 2E (Jones Disco 9C), Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK; 5. RAMMER EMILIA 724E (HTA Toledo 448B), Rammer Charolais, Strathclair. Females Born in 2017 Split 6 1. STEPPLER MISS 228E (Sparrows Braxton 519C), Steppler Farms Ltd., Miami; 2. WJS BOOTYLICIOUS 733E (SOS Chuck Wagon 54C), Big Johnson Charolais, Amisk, AB; 3. JWX ECLIPSE 254E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. NINA

Junior Heifer Calf Champion – MCCAW MISTY 669E, McCaw Livestock

Senior Heifer Calf Champion – HAPPY HAVEN ELYPSYS 12E, Happy Haven Charolais

Junior Champion Female – CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D, Oattes Charolais

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion – ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E, Elder Charolais Farm & Wilgenbusch Charolais

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion – STEPPLER MISS 228E, Steppler Farms Ltd.

Reserve Junior Champion Female – STEPPLER MISS 633D, Steppler Farms Ltd.

Females Born in 2017 Split 1 1. MCCAW MISTY 669E (MCL Whitewood, SK & Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK; 2. WHITE CAP MS LOIS 142E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK; 3. MCCAW MISS DELTA 32E (MCL Sparrow Moty 411C), McCaw Livestock; 4. GWL NIGHTLINE 4E (Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y), Zachary Graham, Estevan, SK; 5. MCCAW PANDORA 2E (LHD Mr Perfect Y416), McCaw Livestock. Females Born in 2017 Split 2 1. ELDER’S REVEALING 92E (KAYR Extender 804C), Elder Charolais Farms, Coronach, SK; 2. HIGH BLUFF ESPERENZE 101E (CJC Symbol B1067P), High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis; 3. MCTAVISH PURE CREAM 24E (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), McTavish Farms, Moosomin, SK & Blackbern Farms, Foresters Falls, ON; 4. JMB LUANN 739E (Rosso Bedford 41B), JMB Charolais, Brookdale; 5. HC

Females Born in 2017 Split 3 1. ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E (KAYR Extender 804C), Elder Charolais Farm & Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. CHARLA MOORE ABIGAIL 10E (Charla Moore Roundup 1A), Charla Moore Farms, Redvers, SK; 3. JMB ELLISHA 717E (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y), JMB Charolais; 4. JWX EXQUISITE 554E (MVY Class Act 3C), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 5. JWX EXCEPTIONAL 51E (JWX Downtown 7C), Wilgenbusch Charolais.

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Senior Heifer Calf Champion HAPPY HAVEN ELYPSYS 12E, Happy Haven Charolais

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion STEPPLER MISS 228E, Steppler Farms Ltd. Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Oattes Charolais; 2. BECK’S CHARISMA 71D (Sparrows Panama 826U), Beck Farms; 3. HICKS DORITA 24D (WSS Budweiser 480B), Hicks Charolais; 4. LEJ DESTINY 623D (JS Navajo Red 15X), LEJ Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. DRD LEDGER STAR 942D (LT Ledger 0332 P), High Bluff Stock Farm; 2. STEPPLER MISS 1267D (Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z), Steppler Farms Ltd. & Johnston Charolais, Rathwell; 3. PLEASANT DAWN LADY 720D (ZWB Pleasant Dawn Ledger 34B), Pleasant Dawn Charolais & Ferme Bernier Et Freres, St. Eugene, QC; 4. JWX DAZZLE 239D (KCM Ultimate 144Y), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 5. MCTAVISH FAYETTE 92D (Winn Mans Cuervo 4A), McTavish Farms. Females Born in 2016 Split 3 1. STEPPLER MISS 633D (Sparrows Hacienda 407B), Steppler Farms Ltd.; 2. BECKS SARAH 8D (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Beck Farms; 3. ELDER’S YOLANDA 7D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms, Michael Hunter, Brandon Sparrow, Saskatoon, SK & Colby

Heaven, Whitecourt, AB; 4. HTA HOT STUFF 643D (Keys All State 149X), HTA Charolais & Cockburn Charolais, Iroquois Falls, ON; 5. TWN DESI 2D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais & Silver Lake Charolais, Cartwright. Junior Champion Female CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D, Oattes Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Female STEPPLER MISS 633D, Steppler Farms Ltd. Females Born in 2015 with 2017 Calf 1. PZC LILY R5013 ET (TR Mr Fire Water 57942RET, calf - Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, AB; 2. SOS CONT ON ME 116C (D R Revelation 457, calf - BKJ Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB & Hopewell Charolais; 3. STEPPLER MISS 145C (Sparrows Seminole 927W, calf Steppler Jacksonville 335Z), Steppler Farms Ltd. & Dale McKay, Brandon; 4. TWN CINDERELLA STORY 15C (LAE Wichita 911W, calf - Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais; 5. ROSSO MS THUMBS UP 74C (MXS Irresistibull357A, calf - Jones Disco 9C), Rosso Charolais. Female Born in 2014 with 2017 Calf 1. SOS JESSICAH 34B (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, calf - SOS Chuck Wagon 54C), McKeary Charolais, Compeer, AB & Springside Farms.

Senior & Grand Champion Female – PZC LILY R5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais

Junior Bull Calf Champion – HIGH BLUFF ENFORCER 103E, High Bluff Stock Farm

Senior Bull Calf Champion – ELDER’S HONCHO 72E, Elder Charolais Farm

Reserve Sr & Reserve Grand Champion Female – SOS JESSICAH 34B, McKeary Charolais & Springside Farms

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion – PLEASANT DAWN PINNACLE 908E, Pleasant Dawn Charolais

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion – ELDER’S HOOCH 21E, Elder Charolais Farms

ECHO 51E (MCF Bohannon 305A), HEJ Charolais, Red Deer Country, AB; 5. HOPEWELL KIWI 10E (Silverstream Geddes G102), Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, SK. Females Born in 2017 Split 7 1. HAPPY HAVEN ELYPSYS 12E (MVY Xplorer 21X), Happy Haven Charolais, Oakburn; 2. STEPPLER MISS 164E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Steppler Farms; 3. HTA Purity 714E ( HRJ Bulletproof 411B), HTA Charolais; 4. HICKS ELEGANCE 73 (Hicks Remington 31U), Hicks Charolais, Arthur, ON; 5. PLEASANT DAWN LADY 217E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake. Females Born in 2017 Split 8 1. STEPPLER MISS CCYA 2018 41E (Sparrows Braxton 519C), Steppler Farms Ltd. & Pasley Baron, Carberry; 2. BECK’S MIST 12E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Beck Farms; 3. HAPPY HAVEN EVANGELINE 1E (MVY Xplorer 21X), Happy Haven Charolais & McCaw Livestock; 4. LEJ EMELIA 701E (TR Red Smoke) LEJ Charolais, Portage la Prairie; 5. HEJ ELLOUSE 1E (LT Rushmore 4024 PLD), HEJ Charolais.

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Senior Champion Female PZC LILY R5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Female SOS JESSICAH 34B, McKeary Charolais & Springside Farms Grand Champion Female PZC LILY R5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Female SOS JESSICAH 34B, McKeary Charolais & Springside Farms Bulls Born in 2017 Split 1 1. HIGH BLUFF ENFORCER 103E (High Bluff Casanova 13C), High Bluff Stock Farm; 2. WHITECAP ENCORE 87E (Elder’s Banadero 321B), Howe Family Farm; 3. MCTAVISH NEW ERA 79E (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), McTavish Farms; 4. ROSSO CATALYST 7E (Rosso Double Down 8Z), Rosso Charolais & Howe Acres Inc.; 5. C2 EVEREST 50E (Elder’s Armageddon 148A), C2 Charolais, La Riviere. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 2 1. PLEASANT DAWN PINNACLE 908E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais; 2. HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBUR 69E (SCX Triumph 50B), High Bluff Stock Farm; 3. HC EASTWATCH 789E (KCM Ultimate 144Y), Hunter Charolais; 4. TWN EASTWOOD 18E (MVY Ace 3A), Sunblade Charolais; 5. TWN EVOLUTION 19E (Steppler Cinch 179B), Sunblade Charolais. Junior Bull Calf Champion HIGH BLUFF ENFORCER 103E, High Bluff Stock Farm Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion PLEASANT DAWN PINNACLE 908E, Pleasant Dawn Charolais Bulls Born in 2017 Split 3 1. ELDER’S HONCHO 72E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farm; 2. HIGH BLUFF EL PASO 15E (Sparrows Escobar 429B), High Bluff Stock Farm; 3. PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 47E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais; 4. JWX ENGINEER 421E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 5. JMB BOY WONDER 721E (KRF What-ABoy 104Y), JMB Charolais & Caul Charolais, Emo, ON. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 4 1. ELDER’S HOOCH 21E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms;

2. PLEASANTDAWN RELOAD 19E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais; 3. HAPPY HAVEN EHLERS 3E (MVY Xplorer 21X), Happy Haven Charolais; 4. HTA EASTON 706E (RGP Remington 101Y), HTA Charolais; 5. JWX EXECUTIVE 364E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais. Senior Bull Calf Champion ELDER’S HONCHO 72E, Elder Charolais Farm Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion ELDER’S HOOCH 21E, Elder Charolais Farms Bulls Born in 2016 1. JMB FISHER 604D (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y), JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais; 2. SOS GAUCHO 139D (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Hopewell Charolais, Springside Farms & Bob Charolais, Stettler, AB; 3. KMT DANIEL 606D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), LEJ Charolais. Junior Champion Bull JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais Junior Champion Bull SOS GAUCHO 139D, Hopewell Charolais, Springside Farms & Bob Charolais Bulls Born Prior to 2016 1. HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C (Silverstream Geddes G102), High

Bluff Stock Farm; 2. HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais; 3. MCL SPARROW MOTY 411C (Winn Mans Lanza 610S), McCaw Livestock. Senior Champion Bull HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C, High Bluff Stock Farm Reserve Senior Champion Bull HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais Grand Champion Bull JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C, High Bluff Stock Farm Progeny of Dam 1. Hicks Charolais (Hicks Winona 22W) Breeder’s Herd 1. High Bluff Stock Farm; 2. Elder Charolais Farms; 3. JMB Charolais. Get of Sire 1. Elder Charolais Farms (Elder’s Blackjack 788B); 2. JMB Charolais (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y). Premier Exhibitor High Bluff Stock Farm Premier Breeder Steppler Farms Ltd.

Reserve Junior Champion Bull – SOS GAUCHO 139D, Hopewell Charolais, Springside Farms & Bob Charolais

Junior & Grand Champion Bull – JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais

Reserve Senior Champion Bull – HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais

Senior & Reserve Grand Champion Bull – HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C, High Bluff Stock Farm

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ELDER CHAROLAIS/HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARM WIN

Wheat King Jackpot Bull Show Wheat King Jackpot Bull Show 26 October 2017 • Brandon, MB The Manitoba Charolais Association held the Wheat King Jackpot Bull Show before the National Sale and Show at Brandon Ag-Ex. Although the entries in the show were low, the number of commercial and purebred people judging were very high. The exposure for those involved was tremendous. Sixteen $1000 sale credits were awarded to commercial producers to use towards Manitoba bull sales in the spring of 2018.

Wheat King Champion – ELDER’S HONCHO 72E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), exhibited by Elder Charolais Farm, Coronach, SK

Wheat King Reserve Champion – HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBER 69E (SCX Triumph 50B), exhibited by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis

LARGE CROWD – STRONG SALE

Canadian National Sale Canadian National Charolais Sale October 26, 2017 • Brandon, MB 1 Cow/Calf Pair 1 Bred Cow 5 Bred Heifers 10 Heifer Calves 2 Flushes 1 Embryo Lot 2 Semen Lots 22 Lots

Gross Average $23,000 $23,000 9,000 9,000 50,400 10,080 60,350 6,035 14,000 7,000 7,500 7,500 8,000 8,000 $172,250

$7,830

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock The Manitoba Charolais Association led by the National Chairman Andre Steppler put on a first class event from start to finish. The Wheat King Jackpot Bull Show drew a good crowd of commercial producers, and many purebred producers participated in the judging. From there to the sale ring the crowd continued to grow. Steppler Farms donated a heifer calf to be raffled off to raise money for the 2018 CCYA Conference & Show to be held in Brandon. Andre Steppler sold a bunch of tickets ahead and with the auction of more at the sale, it was a record breaking fundraiser. Cattle sold into five provinces and the U.S. 64

making it a truly National event. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 1, SOS COUNT ON ME 116C (Polled, 25 Milk EPD, 1,585 lb), sired by D R Revelation 467, out of an Elder’s Stinger 115S daughter, bred to SOS Chuckwagon 54C. Sold for $11,500 to Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, SK. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Lot 1A, SOS COUNTESS 34E (Double Polled, 53 WW EPD, 96 YW EPD, 940 lb), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y. Sold for $11,500 to Hopewell Charolais. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 2, Pick of Rosso Charolais cowherd. Sold for $9,000 to Moose Creek Cattle, Kisbey, SK. Consigned by Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 5, ELDER’S YOLANDA 7D (4th Gen. Polled, 24 Milk EPD, 1,515 lb), sired by Travis Foot bought Elder’s Blackjack the McCaw Flush in Pick of the Herd 788B, out of an Charolais Banner • December 2017

SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T daughter, bred to Sharodon Double Vision 1D. Sold for $17,000 to Hunter Charolais, Roblin; Brandon Sparrow, Saskatoon, SK & Kolby Heaven, Whitecourt, AB. Lot 3, STEPPLER MISS 1267D (Polled, 96 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,565 lb), sired by Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z, out of an LAE Titanium 797T daughter, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $13,500 to Johnston Charolais, Rathwell. Consigned by Steppler Farms, Miami. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 11, ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E (3rd Gen. Polled, 23 Milk EPD, 890 lb), sired by KAYR Extender 804C, out of an Elder’s Wahkamo 919W daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Wilgenbusch

Kody Meier swept the ring on the Springside Farms cow/calf pair

Wade Meakin selected the pick of the High Bluff heifer calves


Charolais, Halbrite, SK. Consigned by Elder Charolais. Lot 8, Pick of the High Bluff Stock Farm heifer calves. Sold for $9,750 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis. High Selling Flush Lot 18, McCaw Flush in Pick of the Herd. Sold for $8,000 to Footprint Farms, Esther, AB. Consigned by McCaw Livestock, Whitewood, SK. High Selling Semen Lot 19A, 20 Straws of RBM Fargo 111Y. Sold for $5,000 to Cedarlea

Farms, Hodgeville, SK. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB. High Selling Embryos Lot 19B, 5 embryos by RBM Fargo

111Y, out of CML Wilma 3S. Sold for $7,500 to Triple M Farms, Claresholm, AB.

Craig & Tricia Wilgenbusch were volume buyers including the high selling heifer calf

Brandon Sparrow, Kolby Heaven and Michael Hunter teamed up on the high selling bred heifer

BRISHLANTON FARM/CORNERVIEW, SUNRISE WIN

The Royal Charolais Show The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Charolais Show 3 November 2017 • Toronto, ON Judge Allan Marshall, Innisfail, AB 73 Entries • A BOSS Show Females Born in 2017 Split 1 1. BPL POTTERS ELISA 23E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Potter Charolais, Earlton & Blackbern Farm, Foresters Falls; 2. S.S.S ECHO 5E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ER), Stevenson Show Stock, Acton; 3. HICKS LIAM EDNA 32E (WSS Budweiser 480B), Hicks Charolais, Arthur; 4. CORNERVIEW UNFOCUSED 68E (Mr Louber Tracker 615A), Cornerview Charolais; 5. ANNUROC BONNIE 12E (WSS American Eagle 314A), Annuroc Charolais, Mooretown. Females Born in 2017 Split 2 1. CORNERVIEW TANZEE 51E (McTavish Hallelujah 79B), Cornerview Charolais, Cobden; 2. ECHO SPRINGS EMBER 76E (PCFL Chieftan 25X), Echo Spring Charolais, Hawkestone; 3. ROLLIN ACRES CRYSTAL 43E (SCF You Betcha 94Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne; 4. CORNERVIEW TANSIE 49E (McTavish Hallelujah 79B), Cornverview Charolais; 5. ECHO SPRINGS SERENDIPITY 38E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Echo Spring Charolais. Females Born in 2017 Split 3 1. S.S.S ENVIOUS 1E (Cedardale Winchester 70W), Stevenson Show Stock; 2. BRIDOR EMMY 22E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Bridor

Charolais, Mount Forrest; 3. MISS SOUTHVIEW MALONEY 4E (HBC Venture 423B), Southview Farm, Courtice; 4. HICKS ELEGANCE 7E (Hicks Remington 31U), Hicks Charolais; 5. WSS ELSIE 745E (Steppler Attain 160A), DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley. Females Born in 2017 Split 4 1. WSS ELA 700E (Steppler Attain 106A), Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle; 2. SUNRISE ENCHANTRESS 10E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Sunrise Charolais; Staynor; 3. BAKER FARMS EDNA 4E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Baker Farms, Madoc; 4. DEGURSE ELLA 1E (XAL Firestruck 3Z), DeGurse Farms, Komoka; 5. ANNUROC EXTRA STYLE 2E (SVY Grizzly Pld 521C), Annuroc Charolais. Heifer Calf Champion S.S.S ENVIOUS 1E, Stevenson Show Stock Reserve Heifer Calf Champion BPL POTTERS ELISA 23E, Potter Charolais & Blackbern Farm Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. ROLLIN ACRES JUNIPER 66D (Gerrard New York 41A), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 2. HICKS DORITA 24D (WSS Budweiser 480B), Hicks Charolais; 3. BALAMORE DRAMA QUEEN 136D (Merit Roundup 9508W), Balamore Farm Ltd., Great Village, NS; 4. JAB MISS WRANGLER 616 POLLED (WR Wrangler W601), Southview Farm; 5. AMABEC DEEDEE 26D (Cedardale Revival 110Y), Bogart Cattle Company, Warkworth. Charolais Banner • December 2017

Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. ONL MISS SUGAR BABY 25D (KCM Spectacular Bid 240Z), Southview Farm; 2. WSS DREAMER 679D (Steppler Attain 160A), Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle; 3. MOYER’S DAZZLE’N’DAZE 4D (MCF Bohannon 305A), Moyer Cattle Co., Arthur; 4. MVY STARSTRUCK 41D (WC Benelli 2134 P ET), Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 5. ECHO SPRINGS EMBER 125D (PCFL Chieftan 25X), Echo Spring Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 3 1. ROLLIN ACRES ANNABELLE 37D (Rollin Acres Zip 12B), Tupling Farms Livestock, Shelburne; 2. WSS DOUBLE

Grand Champion Female – ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C, Brishlanton Farm

Reserve Grand Champion Female – JSR MYSTIQUE 17Y, Saunders Charolais

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DATE 645D (Steppler Ultimate 75X), Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle; 3. JSR KNOCKOUT 72D (TR Mr Fire Water 5792REP), Saunders Charolais, Markdale; 4. SUNRISE HOUDINI JBF 34D (CML Distinction 318A), Sunrise Charolais; 5. ECHO SPRINGS EMBER 125D (PCFL Chieftan 25X), Echo Spring Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 4 1. BAKER FARMS DOLCE 4D (KAY Velocity 812Z), Baker Farms; 2. CORNERVIEW DREAM DATE 13D (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET), Cornerview Charolais; 3. DEGURSE DEENA 1D (XAL Firestruck 3Z), DeGurse Farms; 4. BAKER FARMS DENALI 5D (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Fergus Family Charolais, Laurel; 5. MOYER’S DIXIE LOU 3D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Moyer Cattle Co. Junior Champion Female ROLLIN ACRES ANNABELLE 37D, Tupling Farms Livestock Reserve Junior Champion Female ONL MISS SUGAR BABY 25D, Southview Farm Females Born in 2015 with Calf 1. ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C (PCFL Chieftan 25X, calf TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775ET), Brishlanton Farm, Lucknow; 2. SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C (D R Revelation 467, calf - Sharodon Tulo 14C), Sharodon Farm. Female Born Before 2015 with Calf 1. JSR MYSTIQUE 17Y (Shelco Made Easy 512R, calf - Rawes Duke 401B), Saunders Charolais; 2. WSS FIFTY SHADES OF WHITE 498B (KAYR Upswing 507Y, calf - SCF You Betcha 94Y), Rollin’ Acres Charolais. Senior Champion Female ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C, Brishlanton Farm Reserve Senior Champion Female JSR MYSTIQUE 17Y, Saunders Charolais Grand Champion Female ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C, Brishlanton Farm Reserve Grand Champion Female JSR MYSTIQUE 17Y, Saunders Charolais Bulls Born in 2017 Split 1 1. MR. SOUTHVIEW ZEAL 60E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Southview Farms; 2. S.S.S ERADICATE 3E 66

(Gerrard Montezuma 6T), Stevenson Show Stock. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 2 1. ECHO SPRING EMPIRE 52E (HAMM Mogo U23), Echo Spring Charolais; 2. CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E (McTavish Hallelujah 79B), Cornerview Charolais; 3. BRIDOR EASTWOOD 17E (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Bridor Charolais; 4. JSR EVOLUTION 49E (MXS Constellation 464B), Saunders Charolais; 5. HICKS ELECTRIC 5E (EC No Doubt 2022P), Hicks Charolais. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 3 1. BAKER FARMS CHARMING 6E (TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775ET), Baker Farms; 2. CORNERVIEW EXPRESS 2E (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais; 3. BAKER FARMS EDGAR 9E (Merit Roundup 9508W), Baker Farms; 4. JHR BROCIUS 12E (MCF Bohannon 305A), Blue Mountains Charolais, Clarksburg; 5. MOYER’S ENFORCER 1E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Moyer Cattle Co. Bull Calf Champion BAKER FARMS CHARMING 6E, Baker Farms Reserve Bull Calf Champion CORNERVIEW EXPRESS 2E, Cornerview Charolais Bulls Born in 2016 1. CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise Charolais; 2. MVY CAOUS 64D (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, SK; 3. ANNUROC MR DUKE 2D (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Annuroc Charolais. Junior Champion Bull CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise

Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Bull MVY CAOUS 64D, Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais Bulls Born in 2015

Grand Champion Bull – CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise Charolais

Reserve Grand Champion Bull – MVY CAOUS 64D, Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais

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1. HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais; 2. SHARODON TULO 14C (Gerrard Montezuma 6T), Sharodon Farm. Senior Bull Champion HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C, Hicks Charolais Reserve Senior Bull Champion SHARODON TULO 14C, Sharodon Farm Grand Champion Bull CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D, Cornerview Charolais & Sunrise Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull MVY CAOUS 64D, Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais Best Pair of Bulls 1. Cornerview Charolais; 2. Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 3. Baker Farms. Breeder’s Herd 1. Cornerview Charolais; 2. Rollin’ Acres Charolais; 3. Echo Spring Charolais; 4. Hicks Charolais; 5. Baker Farms. Get of Sire 1. Cornerview Charolais (McTavish Hallelujah 79B) Progeny of Dam 1. Hicks Charolais (Hicks Winona 22W); 2. Echo Spring Charolais (PCFL Ember 45Z). Premier Breeder Cornerview Charolais Premier Exhibitor Cornerview Charolais


PRAIRIE COVE/DAINES O’NEILL WIN

Farmfair Farmfair International Charolais Show November 10, 2017 • Edmonton, AB Judges: Layne and Paula Evans, Kenaston, SK 48 Entries • A BOSS Show

5. VIKSE PETUNIA 66E (Mr Louber Mike 813B), Vikse Family Farm.

Females Born in 2017 Split 1 1. MISS PRAIRIE COVE 726E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET), Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw; 2. MISS PRAIRIE COVE 748E (ZKCC Game On 266Z), Prairie Cove Charolais; 3. ONL SWEET STATE 5E (Keys All State 149X), Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County; 4. CHARWORTH MS EMPRESS 81E (Charworth Aviator 21A), Charworth Charolais, Airdrie; 5. CIRCLE CEE VIVACIOUS 717E (PCC Yukon 405B), Circle CEE Charolais, Lamont.

Reserve Heifer Calf Champion KAYR EMBELLISH 706E, Kay-R Land and Cattle.

Females Born in 2017 Split 2 1. JIL CENTERFOLD 124E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Future Farms, Red Deer County; 2. CHARWORTH MS ELM 42E (CSS Sir Jr Navigator 78Y), Charworth Charolais; 3. VIKSE SNAZY 78E (Mr Louber Mike 813B), Vikse Family Farm, Donalda; 4. CIRCLE CEE ROCK-A- BYE 705E (SOS Chive On 122C), Circle CEE Charolais; 5. CHARWORTH MS EVE 51E (CSS Sir Jr Navigator 78Y), Charworth Charolais. Females Born in 2017 Split 3 1. KAYR EMBELLISH 706E (KAYR Mainstreet 910A), Kay-R Land and Cattle, Waskatenau; 2. KAYR MISS JANIS 709E (Keys Jaxson 151B), Kay-R Land and Cattle; 3. RUSS MISS EXPRESSO 28E (RUSS Champion 7C), Gallelli Charolais, Crossfield; 4. KAYR CARA 700E (M6 Gridmaker 104P), Kay-R Land and Cattle; 5. SLC ELSA 724E (Sparrows Aquariuss 493B), Sugarloaf Charolais, Minburn. Females Born in 2017 Split 4 1. MISS PRAIRIE COVE 714E (TR PZC MR Turton 0794 ET), Prairie Cove Charolais; 2. HRJ MISS ROXY 703E (LHE Cisco 531C), Johnson Charolais, Barrhead; 3. SLC SUGAR DOLL 721E (Sparrows Aquariuss 493B), Sugarloaf Charolais; 4. HRJ MISS FANCY 720E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Johnson Charolais;

Heifer Calf Champion MISS PRAIRIE COVE 726E, Prairie Cove Charolais.

Females Born in 2016 1. CML DESIRAE 669D (CML Gunslinger 410B), McLeod Livestock, Rockyview County; 2. CEE MS VENEZUELA 607D (PCC Yukon 405B), K-Cow Ranch, Elk Point; 3. RUSS MISS DENALI 72D (Keys Wishbone 40Y), Gallelli Charolais; 4. JIL ALEXIS 122D (Dubuc Zenith 202Z), Future Farms; 5. CHARWORTH MS VERONICA 7D (XAL Firestruck 3Z), Charworth Charolais. Junior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 669D, McLeod Livestock

Kingston 139Y), Prairie Cove Charolais; 2. CML DESIRAE 558C (CML Distinction 318A, calf- MVY All Shook Up 18C), McLeod Livestock; 3. JIL SHE’S PERFECTION 55C (TR Mr Fire Water 5792 ET, calf- JIL Stealth 104C), Future Farms; 4. GERRARD STARSTRUCK 11C (Cedardale Zeal 125Z, calf - Gerrard Python 27B), Bouchard Livestock, Crossfield. Senior Champion Female PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock Grand Champion Female PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock

Females Born in 2015 with Calf 1. PZC LILY 5013 ET (TR Mr Fire Water 5792 ET, calf- Sparrows

Bulls Born in 2017 Split 1 1. CEE RETZ CLASS ACT 57E (Pleasant Dawn Classic 707C), Circle CEE Charolais and Saddleridge Farming, Rosemary; 2. SLC EASTON 752E (Sparrows Aquarius 493B), Sugarloaf Charolais; 3. JIL

Grand Champion Female – PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais

Grand Champion Bull – ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock

Reserve Grand Champion Female – CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock

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

Reserve Junior Champion Female CEE MS VENEZUELA 607D, K-Cow Ranch

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CLASSIFIED 264E (JIL Stealth 104C), Future Farms; 4. CIRCLE CEE INFERNO 706E (Circle CEE Fired Up 104Y), Circle CEE Charolais. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 2 1. K-COW HARLEM 3E (MVY Xplorer 21X), K-Cow Ranch; 2. WGD COOL COWBOY 8E (ONL Daddy Cool 4C), Daines Cattle/ O’Neill Livestock; 3. VIKSE QUICK START 107E (Mr Louber Mike 813B), Vikse Family Farm; 4. RUSS EXPECTATION 8E (RUSS Champion 7C), Gallelli Charolais; 5. RUSS ELECTRIC 71E (Sparrows Lyndhurst 546C), Gallelli Charolais. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 3 1. CWW BIG EARL 321E (Echo Springs Bounty 123B), Wilkie Charolais, Big Valley; 2. CML COPYRIGHT 714E (CJC Trademark H45), McLeod Livestock and Nelson Hirsche Purebreds, Del Bonita; 3. KAYR RIVAL 819E (KAYR Velocity 813Z), Kay-R Land and Cattle; 4. HRJ EASY MONEY 716E, (LAE Anchor 383A), Johnson Charolais; 5. K-COW KING BOB 509E (WCR Prime Cut 764 PLD), K-Cow Ranch.

Bull Born in 2016 1. HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D (LT Ledger 0332P), Johnson Charolais. Junior Champion Bull HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D, Johnson Charolais Bulls born in 2015 1. ONL DADDY COOL 4C (JIL Thunder Roll 69Z), Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock; 2. HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Johnson Charolais. Grand Champion Bull ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle/O’Neill Livestock Reserve Grand Champion Bull HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C, Johnson Charolais Produce of Dam 1. McLeod Livestock (PZC TR Desirae 012); 2. Gallelli Charolais (RUSS Miss

AVA 7A); 3. Charworth Charolais (Charworth Miss Rose 11W) Breeder’s Herd 1. Future Farms; 2. Circle CEE Charolais Premier Breeder Johnson Charolais Premier Exhibitor Prairie Cove Charolais Charolais Selected as Farmfair Supreme Champion Female Selected by a panel of five independent judges, Supreme Champion Female over all breeds at the 2017 Farmfair International was PZC LILY 5013 ET (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET) with her daughter MISS PRAIRIE COVE 716E (Sparrows Kingston 136Y) at side. The pair was exhibited by Tyler Bullick, Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw. The prize was a 2017 Dodge Ram truck.

Bull Calf Champion K-COW HARLEM 3E, K-Cow Ranch Reserve Bull Calf Champion CEE RETZ CLASS ACT 57E, Circle CEE Charolais and Saddleridge Farming Supreme Champion Female – PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais

FIRST TIME SALE

Nelson Hirsche Production Sale 1st Annual Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Production Sale November 4, 2017 • Del Bonita, AB 2 Heifer Calves 9 Bull Calves

Gross Average $13,750 $6,877 $60,750 $6,750

11 Lots

$74,500

$6,773

Auctioneer: Bob Balog Although the consigners are not new to the purebred business, this was their first sale with the Nelson Hirsche Purebreds partnership. The numbers of Charolais was not high but the quality was. Three breeds were represented along with some Simmi-Angus half bloods. Bulls and females were sold right across North America. 68

High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 220, GH DOWNTOWN KAY 722E (Polled, BW EPD 3.6, YW 92), sired by JWX Downtown 7C, out of a Rolling D Classic 878U daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK. Lot 2019, GH PROVIDENCE MISSY 707E (Polled, BW EPD 3, YW 87), sired by KAYR Providence 910C, out of an M6 Gridmaker 104PET daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Earl Ranches, High River. High Selling Bulls Lot 204, GH DOMINO 23Z EMBARGO 303C (Polled, BW 104 lb, 3.4 BW EPD), sired by JWX Domino 23Z, out of an M6 Gridmaker 104PET daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Greg Charolais Banner • December 2017

Romeril, Raymond. Lot 210, GH DOMINO 23Z EXPAND 809E (Polled, BW 94 lb, 3.8 BW EPD), sired by JWX Domino 23Z, out of an M6 Craig Wilgenbusch Gridmaker added the high 104PET daughter. selling heifer to their Sold for $6,500 to operation Greg Romeril. Lot 209, GH 46C ELDER CLASSIC 455E (Polled, BW 84 lb, 1.1 BW EPD), sired by Elder’s Cash 46C, out of a Rolling D Classic 878U daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Bruce & Mark Francis, Taber.


FIRST TIME SALE

Atlantic Elite Charolais Sale Atlantic Elite Charolais Sale November 11, 2017 • Truro, NS 1 Cow/Calf Pair 5 Bred Heifers 3 Open Heifers 7 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $5,300 $5,300 $16,800 $3,360 8,100 2,700 23,900 3,414

16 Lots

$54,100

$3,381

Auctioneer: Andy Carter Ramrodded by Jason Ringuette and backed by the Maritime Charolais Association, the first Atlantic Elite sale took place. Consignors from three Maritime provinces consigned and buyers from across three Maritime

Bonnie & Ken Langille consigned and purchased the high selling heifer calf

provinces purchased this offering. High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 6, GBF MISS DAISY 31C (3rd Gen. Polled), sired by Cornerview Allstar 12A, out of a JRT Mayan 220W daughter. Sold for $3,800 to Daniel Collette. Consigned by Golden Brook Farms, Malagash, NS. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 1, CORNERSTONE EMMA 3E (Polled, -3.4 BW EPD, 24 Milk EPD), sired by MVY Xplorer 21X, out of a Gerrard Montezuma 6T daughter. Sold for $4,500 to Golden Brook Farms. Consigned by Cornerstone Charolais, Nine Mile Creek, PE.

Lot 10, CNB EMILY 30E (Polled, .3 BW EPD, 23 Milk EPD), sired by CNB Revolver 56A, out of a Cornerstone Wise Guy 5W daughter. Sold for $4,100 to Balamore Farm Ltd, Great Village, NS. Consigned by J & J McAffee Charolais, Lower Knoxford, NB. Lot 3, DOWNEAST ELEANOR 3E (Polled, -.7 BW EPD, 84 YW EPD), sired by McTavish Granite 104A, out of an HTA Schenn 43X daughter. Sold for $4,000 to LXL Charolais, Haute Aboujagane, NB. Consigned by Downeast Charolais, Belleisle Creek, NB.

Joe & Robert Cooper selected the second high selling heifer calf

Benoit & Louis LeBlanc bought the third high selling heifer calf

MANY VOLUME BUYERS

Tee M Jay Dispersal Tee M Jay Farms Dispersal Sale November 18, 2017 • Ashern, MB 36 Cow/Calf Pairs 63 Bred Cow 10 Bred Heifers

Gross Average $200,625 $5,573 212,950 3,380 32,300 3,230

109 Lots

$445,875

$4,091

Auctioneer: Buddy Bergner Blockman: Campbell Forsyth High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 54, TMJF ABIGAIL 392A (Polled, -4.7 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD), sired by SVY Kaboom 7113T, out of a Winn Mans Bonita 931W daughter, bred to LT Ledger 0332 P. Sold for $5,500 to Robert Bernier, Fisher Branch. Lot 54A, TMJF ENDREA 626E (Polled, -1.7 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W. Sold for $3,600 to Tri-N Charolais, Virden. High Selling Bred Cows Lot 71, TMJF BROOKS 453B (Polled, -1.9 BW EPD, 92 YW EPD), sired by

daughter. Sold for $4,800 to Legacy Cattle Co., Lethbridge, AB. Lot 66, TMJF BERYLE 447B (Polled,

Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Baldridge Fasttrack 82F daughter. Sold for $5,100 to Lloyd Podaima, Fisher Branch. Lot 55, TMJF ADORA 393A (Polled, -2.3 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Baldridge Fasttrack 82F daughter. Sold for $4,800 to Cattle Lac Charolais, Eddystone. Lot 62, TMJF ANGEL 414A (Polled, -2.8 BW EPD), sired by SVY Kaboom 7113T, out of an $S Montana Silver

Dillon, Don & Cody Milliken added 16 head to their Prairie Trail Ranch herd

Darren Cook purchased 10 head for their Triple C herd

Tyler Wilkinson took some high sellers back to Cattle Lac

Steve Quinton bought 10 cows for his Char-Maine herd

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Darren Ippolito took eight cows to his Moose Creek operation

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

I want to congratulate and extend my appreciation to the breeders who exhibited cattle at all the shows across Canada this fall. An outstanding group of cattle and people across all breeds. It makes a person proud to have the privilege to be associated with the industry. This fall we had an increased number of international visitors to both Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition. They represented over 80 countries and were interested in viewing our cattle, learning about our production practices and about Canada itself. This doesn’t just magically happen. Canada’s agricultural products have a great reputation internationally which continues to be built through the efforts of a countless number of people and organizations. The Canadian Federal and Provincial governments play a key role by

providing funding to industry to offset travel costs as well as in-market support through the trade commissioner service. The breed associations, livestock exhibitions, genetic export companies contribute to market development through a series of coordinated activities that promote Canadian genetics. The work is never done as relationships need to be maintained and new ones established to ensure Canada is the first country considered when international breeders are looking for new genetics to improve their herds. Canadian industry organizations travel internationally on behalf of their membership to promote Canadian beef cattle genetics and invite key individuals back to Canada. This is usually to a show or major event which provides an opportunity for international visitors to meet with a large number of Canadian producers across multiple breeds in one location. Industry organizations

and breed associations work hard in creating opportunities to connect buyers and sellers of Canadian beef genetics. The work of Canadian purebred producers simply can not be measured. The relationships built around the world with other cattle producers and a reputation of delivering world leading genetics that thrive under various climatic conditions. The dedication of multiple generations of family working together to build the best herds of cattle anywhere in the world is the envy of international visitors. It is through this systematic collaboration across our industry that makes it all come together and positions Canada as one of the great cattle producing nations. We need to continue this work as an industry while continually improving our genetics and production practices in order to remain world leaders in beef cattle production, which I have no doubt that we will do.

NEWS

Fall Highlights Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show Left: Matt Jones (sponsor) presented Shelby Evans, Kenaston, with the Senior Aggregate Champion Buckle at this year’s show. Middle: Cade Wright, Taber, Alberta, earned the Peewee Reserve Aggregate Champion Buckle.

Ag-Ex Junior Show Showmanship (Far right:) Congratulations to Kylie Beck, Milestone, SK, on winning the All Breeds Showmanship Intermediate Reserve Champion

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(Polled, -2.2 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD), sired by EC No Doubt 2022P, out of a Baldridge Fasttrack 82F daughter, bred to LT Ledger 0332P. Sold for $4,000 to Jim Hendrik -DuPlessis, Toutes Aides. Charolais Banner • December 2017

Lot 102, TMJF DEE DEE 564D (Polled, -4.8 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Prada 604B, out of a Pleasantdawn Foxy 875Z daughter. Sold for $3,800 to Cattlelac Stock Farm.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Turkey – Canadian Livestock Genetics Mission 2017 Mel Reekie

This past September, the first Canadian delegation met with government officials, industry associations and breeders in Turkey to promote Canadian livestock genetics. The population in Turkey is currently sitting at 80 Million with an average age of twenty-eight years old. Amid preconceived fears, Turkey is a place of opportunity with no inhibitions about travel throughout the country. The terrain ranges from coastline to mountaintop with a varied climate ripe for cotton, fruit and vegetable production. With Canada, the pulse trade industry is well established but livestock is at a very modest beginning. Although Turkey boasts an active dairy industry and a selfsustained small ruminant population (80 million head), the beef industry is very much in the infancy stages. Quality Canadian genetics can help Turkey achieve their goals in developing their beef production industry from the ground floor. Canadian trade with Turkey is valued at $2.5 billion with the ag industry holding the lions share, specifically pulses with $300 Million in trade. The trend has been moving from small ruminant to red meat consumption the last three years in Turkey. Population and tourism have

been driving demand for beef. In the not so distant past, Kebab Houses were the restaurant of choice and now you’ll see Steak House restaurants across the cities. Higher end Steak Houses gained popularity of course with thanks to the internet sensation and famous butcher, “Salt Bae”, founder of the original Nusr-Et Steakhouse in Istanbul. Price is the driving factor behind the Turkish beef industry at present. There is currently a supply deficit for quality beef and with consumer education the demand could be increased significantly driving the demand for better cuts of beef. This deficit passes the short-term focus to quantity over quality however, Turkey fully recognizes they are behind in beef production when compared to many areas of the world. The Ministry’s short-term plan is to purchase and import fresh and frozen product with a long-term goal of importing feeder and breeding stock to expand their domestic industry. Currently, Turkey is importing meat and live cattle from a select few countries. Largely, producers are unaware of beef production as a standalone industry. Forty-seven percent of producers have 1-5 head of cattle and the average cattlemen cannot secure resources and necessarily afford feed.

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Dual purpose Simmental and Brown Swiss are widely used in Turkey because of the added benefit of revenue generated from the milk. Recent drops in milk prices have cattlemen integrating to beef cattle by breeding their lower production dairy cows back to beef genetics. Larger operations and state production farms with access to resources, specifically finances and feed, are progressive with thousands of cattle being sought for imports. The Cattle Breeders Association is sending producers to training centers in continued on page 72

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Europe for one and two-week education programs with a focus on production. Pasture management is another area of education, once best practices are found they can focus on growing their breeding stock. Some operations have now started Embryo Transfer programs but with less than ideal success rates in the beginning. Most every group we met were eager and open to learning in a concerted effort to drive their industry forward. There are 405 slaughter houses in Turkey but there is no price incentive to the producer on quality. Turkey is currently in discussion with the European Union to align their current classification to match the EU classifications, where their imports are coming from. Current retail meat prices are 50 Turkish Lira/kg ($16.38 CAD) for ground beef, 75 Turkish Lira/kg ($24.57 CAD) for Rib Eye and chicken comes in at 4-10 Turkish Lira/kg ($1.31 - $3.28 CAD). Our meetings with the higher level Turkish government officials, General Directorate of Livestock and of Food and Control, solidified the need for Canadian genetics in Turkey. Their opinions and ideas are not lost on the quality over quantity reality. They expressed the need for Hereford and Charolais genetics for cross breeding to add value to their industry and feel that Turkey is a suitable target for Canadian trade. Turkey has a lot to gain from working with us not only through our knowledge and reputable industry but also as they appreciate the fact that we have five generation pedigrees. Canada has a reputation, in part by the Animal Pedigree Act, unlike any other in the world. Canada is a sign of dignified quality, that hopefully, Turkey will benefit from.

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PCC, WRANGLER/ JMB, C2 CHAROLAIS WIN

Canadian Western Agribition Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Show 24 Novemberber 2017 • Regina, SK Judges: Blair & Lois McRae, Brandon, MB 124 Entries • A BOSS Show Females Born in 2017 Split 1 1. MCCAW PANDORA 4E (KAYR Patent 748Y), McCaw Livestock, Whitewood; 2. SOS CHRISTINA 163E (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB; 3. ONL SWEET STATE 5E (Keys All State 149X), Daines Cattle, O’Neill Livestock & Eric O’Neill, Red Deer County, AB; 4. KCH ESTEE LAUDER 6E (Winn Mans Terantino 9131Y), KCH Charolais, Oliver, BC; 5. MCCAW MISTY 669E (MCL Sparrow Moty 411C), McCaw Livestock & Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Females Born in 2017 Split 2 1. HIGH BLUFF ESPERENZA 101E (CJC Symbol B1067P), High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, MB; 2. LAE EBONY 797E (Circle Cee Legend 307A, Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston; 3. JMB LUANN 739E (Rosso Bedford 41B), JMB Charolais,

Brookdale, MB; 4. JWX EXCEPTIONAL 51E (JWX Downtown 7C), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 5. ELDER’S REVEALING 92E (KAYR Extender 804C), Elder Charolais Farms, Coronach. Females Born in 2017 Split 3 1. SKW HUSSY 85E (Winn Mans 780A), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd., Yellow Creek & High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, MB; 2. ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E (KAYR Extender 804C), Elder Charolais Farms & Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. JWX EXQUISITE 554E (MVY Class Act 3C), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. HC ZELMA 747E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB; 5. SKW LOOK OUT 79E (CJC Symbol B1067P), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd. & Border Ridge Farms, Hilda, AB. Junior Futurity Champion Female HIGH BLUFF ESPERENZA 101E, High Bluff Stock Farm Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female MCCAW PANDORA 4E, McCaw Livestock Females Born in 2017 Split 4 1. JWX ECLIPSE 254E (KAYR Velocity

812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 2. BECK’S HEARTBREAK 16E (Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Beck Farms, Lang; 3. SVY STARSTRUCK 712E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont; 4. STEPPLER MISS 228E (Sparrows Braxton 519C), Steppler Farms Ltd., Miami, MB; 5. WJS BOOTYLICIOUS 733E), Big Johnson Charolais, Amisk, AB. Females Born in 2017 Split 5 1. SVY STARSTRUCK 766E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Kaden Leddy, Stockholm, SD; 2. MVY STELLA 20E (MCF Bohannon 305A), McAvoy Charolais, Arelee; 3. KCH ELLARIA 2E (MVY Xplorer 21X), KCH Charolais; 4. BECK’S MIST 12E (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Beck Farms; 5. PFC EMPRESS 22E (Keys Jaxson 151B), Phillips Farms Charolais, Estevan, SK. Females Born in 2017 Split 6 1. MVY ELITE 2E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794ET), McAvoy Charolais & McCaw Livestock; 2. CKE ERIKA 1E (Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y), CK Stock Farms, Candiac, SK; 3. KCH ENCHANTED 1E (MVY

Junior Futurity Champion Female – HIGH BLUFF ESPERENZA 101 E, High Bluff Stock Farm

Senior Futurity Champion Female – SVY STARSTRUCK 766E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Kaden Leddy

Junior Champion Female – STEPPLER MISS 6213D, Horseshoe E Charolais

Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female – MCCAW PANDORA 4E, McCaw Livestock

Reserve Junior Futurity Champion Female – MVY STELLA 20E, McAvoy Charolais

Reserve Junior Champion Female – CED MISS 16D, Horseshoe E Charolais

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Xplorer 21X), KCH Charolais; 4. HRJ MISS ROXY 703E (LAE Cisco 531C), Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB; 5. SVY KS I’M A CATCH 762E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794ET), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Winner Charolais, Farmland, IN. Senior Futurity Champion Female SVY STARSTRUCK 766E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Kaden Leddy Reserve Senior Futurity Champion Female MVY STELLA 20E, McAvoy Charolais Females Born in 2016 Split 1 1. STEPPLER MISS 202D (Sparrows Seminole 927W), Steppler Farms Ltd.; 2. JWX DAZZLE 239D (KCM Ultimate 144Y), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. ROLLIN ACRES JUNIPER 66D (Gerrard New York 41A), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Mulmur, ON; 4. JWX ECSTATIC 848D (Elder’s Zeus 22Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 5. WHITE ROSE DIXIELAND (AML Ghostrider 210), White Rose Charolais & Wilgenbusch Charolais. Females Born in 2016 Split 2 1. STEPPLER MISS 6213D (Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z), Horseshoe E Charolais; 2. CED MISS 16D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Horseshoe E Charolais; 3. CML DESIRAE 669D

(CML Gunslinger 410B), McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB; 4. ELDER’S YOLANDA 7D (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 5. STEPPLER MISS 633D (Sparrows Hacienda 407B), Steppler Farms Ltd.

Westlock, AB; 2. STEPPLER MISS 145C (Sparrows Seminole 927W, calf Steppler Jacksonville 335Z), Steppler Farms Ltd.; 3. SOS COUNT ON ME 116C (D R Revelation 467, calf - Winn Mans Chavez 826Y), Springside Farms.

Junior Champion Female STEPPLER MISS 6213D, Horseshoe E Charolais

Female Born Before 2015 with Calf 1. SOS JESSICAH 34B (Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, calf - SOS Chuckwagon 54C), Springside Farms, McKeary Charolais, Compeer, AB & XXX Charolais, Kitscoty, AB.

Reserve Junior Champion Female CED MISS 16D, Horseshoe E Charolais Females Born in 2015 with Calf Split 1 1. CML DESIRAE 558C (CML Distinction 318A, calf - MVY All Shook Up 18C), McLeod Livestock & McLeod Earthworks, Calgary, AB; 2. LAE CALYPSO 555C (Circle Cee Legend 307A, calf - HRJ Maverick 556C), Horseshoe E Charolais; 3. ROSSO MS THUMBS UP 74C (MXS Irresistibull 375A, calf - Jones Disco 9C), Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw; 4. TWN CINDERELLA STORY 15C (LAE Wichata 911W, calf - Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Sunblade Charolais, Foxwarren, MB. Females Born in 2015 with Calf Split 2 1. PZC LILY 5013 ET (TR Mr Fire Water 5792, calf - Sparrows Kingston 139Y), Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden, AB & Wrangler Charolais,

Senior Champion Female PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais & Wrangler Charolais Reserve Senior Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock & McLeod Earthworks Grand Champion Female PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais & Wrangler Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Female CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock & McLeod Earthworks Bulls Born in 2017 Split 1 1. CAYS FULL HOUSE 22E (TR PZC Mr Turton 0794), Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino; 2. MXS LINWOOD 745E (CJC Symbol B1067P), Springside Farms; 3. CKE ZEN 9E (LAE Atlantis 347A), CK Stock Farms, Candiac;

Senior & Grand Champion Female – PZC LILY 5013 ET, Prairie Cove Charolais & Wrangler Charolais

Junior Futurity Bull Calf Champion – CAYS FULL HOUSE 22E, Cay’s Cattle

Reserve Senior Futurity Bull Calf Champion – SVY OMAHA 709E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Agricola & Ganadera LA Altena

Reserve Sr & Reserve Grand Champion Female – CML DESIRAE 558C, McLeod Livestock & McLeod Earthworks

Reserve Junior Futurity Bull Calf Champion – HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBUR 69E, High Bluff Stock Farm

Reserve Junior Champion Bull – SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D, Elder Charolais Farms, Kay-R Charolais & Sharodon Farm

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4. ELDER’S AMIGO 98E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 5. CHARLA MOORE ROUND UP 51E (Charla Moore Roundup 1A), Charla Moore Farms, Redvers. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 2 1. HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBUR 69E (SCX Triumph 50B), High Bluff Stock Farm; 2. MXS RICHMOND 722E (JWX Downtown 7C), Springside Farms; 3. PLEASANT DAWN PINNACLE 908E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake, MB: 4. HC EASTWATCH 789E (KCM Ultimate 144Y), Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB; 5. MCTAVISH LANDSLIDE 125E (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), McTavish Farms, Moosomin. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 3 1. ELDER’S HONCHO 72E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms; 2. SKW CROSSROADS 100E (CJC Symbol B1067P), Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd.; 3. JWX ENGINEER 421E (KAYR Velocity 812Z), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 4. PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 47E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais; 5. HRJ CROWD TEASER 768E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C) Johnson Charolais. Junior Futurity Bull Calf Champion CAYS FULL HOUSE 22E, Cay’s Cattle

Shook Up 18C), McAvoy Charolais; 5. PLEASANT DAWN RELOAD 19E (Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A), Pleasant Dawn Charolais. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 6 1. SVY FORTRESS 703E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais; 2. MVY ECLIPSE 16E (MCF Bohannon 305A), McAvoy Charolais; 3. G.BROS CROCKETT RGCG 86E (HRj Crowd Favourite 515C), Gilliland Brothers Charolais, Carievale; 4. CML COPYRIGHT 714E (CJC Trademark H45), McLeod Livestock; 5. MVY EXPLOSION 17E (Mr Loub Mantracker 830B), McAvoy Charolais. Senior Futurity Bull Calf Champion SVY FORTRESS 703E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais Reserve Senior Futurity Bull Calf Champion SVY OMAHA 709E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & Agricola & Ganadera LA Altena Bulls Born in 2016 Split 1 1. JMB FISHER 604D (KRF What-ABoy 104Y), JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais, La Riviere, MB; 2. SOS GAUCHO 139D (Winn Mans Chavez 836Y), Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert & Springside Farms and Bob Charolais, Stettler, AB; 3. MVY CAOUS 64D (TR PZC Mr Turton

0794), Rollin’ Acres Charolais, McAvoy Charolais & DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley, ON; 4. FVC DUKE 14D (JDJ Impression K894), Flat Valley Cattle Co., Hilda, AB. Bulls Born in 2016 Split 2 1. SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D (Cedardale Zeal 125Z), Elder Charolais Farms, Kay-R Charolais, Waskatenau, AB & Sharodon Farm, Omemee, ON; 2. JWX DOWNHOME 6D (Silverstream Evolution E168), Wilgenbusch Charolais; 3. CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D (SVY Monument Pld 159Y), Cornerview Charolais, Cobden, ON & Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON; 4. HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D (LT Ledger 0332P), Johnson Charolais. Junior Champion Bull JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais Reserve Junior Champion Bull SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D, Elder Charolais Farms, Kay-R Charolais & Sharodon Farm Bulls Born in 2015 1. ONL DADDY COOL 4C (JIL Thunder Roll 69Z), Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock; 2. HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C (Silverstream Geddes G102), High Bluff Stock Farm; 3. SVY GRIZZLY 521C (Sparrows Alcatraz

Reserve Junior Futurity Bull Calf Champion HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBUR 69E, High Bluff Stock Farm Bulls Born in 2017 Split 4 1. SVY OMAHA 709E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Agricola & Ganadera LA Altena, Guadalajara, MX; 2. LAE MEMPHIS 767E (Sparrows Escobar 429B), Horseshoe E Charolais; 3. SVY TAURUS 711E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co.; 4. HIGH BLUFF EL PASO 15E (Sparrows Escobar 429B), High Bluff Stock Farm; 5. MCTAVISH UNDISPUTED 112E (Winn Mans Cuervo 4A), McTavish Farms. Bulls Born in 2017 Split 5 1. SVY SIRIUS 705E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Swistun Charolais, North Battleford; 2. SVY WIZARD 707E (HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C), Serhienko Cattle Co. & Syndicate; 4. MVY FREE RIDE 22E (MVY All

Senior Bull Champion – ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

Junior & Grand Champion Bull – JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais

Reserve Senior Bull Champion – HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C, High Bluff Stock Farm

Senior Futurity & Reserve Grand Champion Bull – SVY FORTRESS 703E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais

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18N), Horseshoe E Charolais & Serhienko Cattle Co.; 4. HICKS CRYPTONITE 24C (Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y), Hicks Charolais, Arthur, ON; 5. ROSSO CANTEEN 37C (MXS Irresistibull 375A), Rosso Charolais & Howe Acres Inc. Senior Bull Champion ONL DADDY COOL 4C, Daines Cattle & O’Neill Livestock

Reserve Senior Bull Champion HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C, High Bluff Stock Farm Grand Champion Bull JMB FISHER 604D, JMB Charolais & C2 Charolais Reserve Grand Champion Bull SVY FORTRESS 703E, Serhienko Cattle Co. & McAvoy Charolais

Produce of Dam McLeod Livestock (PZC TR Desirae 012) Breeder’s Herd High Bluff Stock Farm Get-of-Sire JMB Charolais (KRF What-A-Boy 104Y) Premier Breeder Serhienko Cattle Co. Premier Breeder Serhienko Cattle Co.

SERHIENKO BULL CALVES TOP SALE

Agribition Sale Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale November 23, 2017 • Regina, SK 2 1/10 Bull Calves 2 Bred Heifers 11 Heifer Calves 2 Flushes 1 Semen Lot

Gross Average $121,500 $58,329 18,500 9,250 83,250 7,568 18,500 9,250 22,300 22,300

18 1/10 Lots

$264,050

$14,602

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co.

A big, enthusiastic crowd at Agribition sat in and gave the consignors to this prestigious sale a great one. The flush bull calves from Serhienko Cattle Co. created a lot of excitement and two picks added up to $100,000. High Selling Bull Calves Lot 201A, SVY WIZARD 707E (Homo Polled, ET, 101 lb BW, 1,392 lb, 4.46 WDA), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of SVY Starstruck 409B. Sold for $55,000 for 2/3 interest to Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne, ON; Saunders Charolais, Markdale, ON; Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle, Ripley, ON & Gold-Bar Livestock, Caronport. Consigned by Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont. Lot 201B, SVY OMAHA 709E (Homo Polled, ET, 97 lb BW, 1,272 lb, 4.1 WDA), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of SVY Starstruck 409B. Sold for $45,000 for 2/3 interest to Agricola & Ganadera LA Altena, Guadalajara, Mexico. Lot 203, MCKEARY OUTRIDER 63E (Homo Polled, 91 lb BW, 1,168 lb), sired by SOS Chuck Wagon 54C, out of SOS Jessicah 34B. Sold for $21,500 to 76

XXX Charolais, Kitscoty, AB. Consigned by McKeary Charolais, Compeer, AB. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 204A, CML DESIRAE 765E (Double Polled, 90 YW EPD, 1,028 lb), sired by MVY All Shook Up 18C, out of a CML Distinction daughter. Sold for $13,000 to McLeod Earthworks, Calgary, AB. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Red Deer County, AB. Lot 208, MVY ELITE 2E (Polled, -.3 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 984 lb), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of a PCC Balistik 441P daughter. Sold for $11,000 to McCaw Livestock, Whitewood. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais, Arelee. Lot 207, HRJ MISS FANCY 720E (3rd Gen. Polled, 88 lb BW, 26 Milk EPD, 986 lb), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of a WC Doubletree 2009 P daughter. Sold for $8,750 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Consigned by Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB. High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 217, Pick of Beck Farms Bred Heifers. Sold for $10,500 to Cas-Bar Farms, Blaine Lake. Consigned by Beck Farms, Lang. High Selling Flush Lot 202, Flush in SOS JESSICAH 34B, sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y. Sold for $10,000 to Peter Peters, Souris, PE. Consigned by Springside Farms, The second high Airdrie, AB & selling heifer calf McKeary Charolais. went to Wacey McCaw Charolais Banner • December 2017

Chester & Carla Tupling & Wanda Dudgeon teamed up with Saunders Charolais & GoldBar Livestock on the high selling bull

Lionel & Clay Casavant purchased the pick of Beck’s bred heifers

Tricia, Craig & Harper Wilgenbusch bought a high selling heifer calf

Dean Davidson bought the Outrider bull calf

Peter Peters purchased the flush in Jessicah


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Agribition Additional Highlights President’s Classic Champion

Reserve Champion Pen of Charolais Bulls

Elder’s Honcho 72E (Elder’s Blackjack 788B), Elder Charolais Farms, Coronach Cas-Bar Charolais, Blaine Lake, exhibitied the Reserve Champion Pen of Charolais Bulls with two TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET sons and one SVY Pilgrim Pld 655S son. Their average weight was 1076.7 with an average age of 293 days. Their WPDA was 3.67.

First Lady Classic Charolais Champion

Herdsman Award Matt Jones, Jones Charolais, Gull Lake, received the CWA Herdsman Award from the Charolais Barn Boss, Kelly Howe.

CML DESIRAE 669D (CML Gunslinger 410B), McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB

Saskatchewan Charolais Association Breeder of the Year

Champion Pen of Charolais Bulls

Beck Farms, Milestone, exhibited the Champion Pen of Charolais Bull with two Sparrows Braxton 519C sons and one Beck’s Titan 818U son. They had an average weight of 1130.7 lb with an average age of 288 days and a WPDA of 4.03.

Kelly Howe (left) and Garner Deobald (right) presented the Weinbender family (Sarah, Dale, LeeAnn, Laura & Carey) of Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora, with the Charolais Breeder of the Year Award. SCA Commercial Breeder of the Year Curt & Julie Chickoski, of Martens Ranch Ltd., Swift Current, were named the Saskatchewan Charolais

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AGRIBITION HIGHLIGHTS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 77 Phillips, Mason Beck, Calina Evans and Kylie Beck for participating in this show representing the Charolais breed. RBC Beef Supreme Challenge Carman Jackson, High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, Manitoba, was honoured to be selected as a member of the five panel judging team for the Canadian Western Agribition’s RBC Beef Supreme Challenge.

Association Commercial Breeder of the Year, presented by SCA Board Member Matt Jones. Junior Beef Extreme Champion Charolais Female was ELDER’S REVEALING 92E (KAYR Extender 804C), exhibited by Cassidi Elder, Coronach. Reserve Champion Charolais Female was STEPPLER MISS 6213D (Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z), exhibited by Shelby Evans, Kenaston. Thanks also to Matti Petracek, Shelby Evans, Kaden Beck, Keira

RBC Beef Supreme Champion Female PZC LILY 5013 ET (TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET) and her calf MISS PRAIRIE COVE 716E (Sparrows Kingstone 136Y), exhibited by Tyler Bullick, Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, Alberta, were named RBC Beef Supreme Champion Female.

Bull Sales in Brief Acadia Colony Charolais & Angus Bull Sale November 29, 2017 • Oyen, AB Gross Average 41 Long Yearling Charolais Bulls

$284,750

$6,945

High Selling Bull Lot 32, ACAD GOLDMAN 434D, sired by ACAD High Valley 172Z, sold for $9,750 to Perry Tanaschyk, Veteran.

SOS GAUCHO 139D (Winn Mans Chavez 836Y) exhibited by Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert & Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB & Bob Charolais, Stettler, AB, was named a Top 10 Finalist in the bull division. Both of these animals are featured on the cover of this issue.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Maritime Charolais Associaton AGM Maritime Charolais Association Annual General Meeting was held Saturday, December 2 in Amherst, NS. Ricky Milton, retired as president after six years and was replaced by Jason Ringuette, Bridgewater, NS as president with Brett Francis, Crapaud, PE being elected vicepresident. Jennifer MacDonald, St Mary’s Kent Co, NB remains as secretary/ treasurer. Much of the discussion at the meeting was the success of the recent sale and we plan to make it an annual affair that will happen the second Saturday in November. Board of Directors: Front row: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s Kent Co., NB (sec./treas.); Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS (president); Brett Francis, Crapaud, PE (vice-president). Back Row: Jacey McInnis, Southampton, NS; Benoit & Louis LeBlanc, Haute Aboujagane, NB; Nancy & Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE & Robert Cooper, Great Village, NS.

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Sterling Collection 38th Annual Sterling Collection Sale December 1, 2017 • Saskatoon, SK 3 Cow/Calf Pairs 35 Bred Heifers 9 Heifer Calves 47 Lots

Gross Average $35,250 $11,750 166,300 4,751 39,450 4,383 $241,000

$5,128

Auctioneer: Mike Fleury Sale Manager: By Livestock

Lot 1A, LAE EXQUISITE 738E (Double Polled, 23 Milk EPD, 855 lb), sired by Sparrow Escobar 429B. Sold for $4,250 to Poplar Bluff Stock Farm, Chauvin, AB. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 25, LAE DREAMER 659D (4th Gen. Polled, -.7 BW EPD, 100 YW EPD, 1,550 lb), sired by Cedarlea Winslow 89B, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $8,750 to Good Anchor Charolais. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 5, LAE DIXIELAND DELIGHT 610D (4th Gen. Polled/s, 75 lb BW, 3.7 BW EPD, 97 YW EPD, 1,520 lb), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Winn Mans Saginaw 538X daughter, bred to HRJ Maverick 556C. Sold for $8,500 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 12, HC HOPE 645D (Double Polled, 29 Milk EPD, 1,450 lb), sired by Steppler Fallon 92B, out of a Wrangler Doubleshot 11S daughter, bred to Cedardale Zeal 125Z. Sold for $8,000 to Steppler Farms, Miami, MB. Consigned by Hunter Charolais,

The seven consignors to this long running sale saw many repeat customers buy these reputation cattle. Cattle sold into four provinces with 12 head going on DLMS. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 2, LAE ABIGAIL 315A (3rd Gen. Polled, -.9 BW EPD, 2,050 lb), sired by Sparrows Eldorado 361L, out of an LAE Western Star 853U daughter, bred to SVY Grizzly Pld 521C. Sold for $8,000 to LEJ Charolais, Portage la Prairie, MB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Lot 2A, LAE ERICA 741E (Double Polled, 23 Milk EPD, 890 lb), sired by SVY Grizzly Pld 521C. Sold for $5,750 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Lot 1, LAE ZEN 210Z (3rd Gen. Polled, 1,880 lb), sired by CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W, out of a Sparrows Cossack 11L daughter, bred to HBSF Diesel 25D. Sold for $7,000 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermilion, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Many time repeat and volume buyers Marion Charolais. Smyth & Don Good selected five for their

Roblin, MB. Lot 20, SKW DUCHESS 61D (3rd Gen. Polled, -2.2 BW EPD, 1,515 lb), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Steppler 83U daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $7,000 to Harcourt Charolais, Quill Lake. Consigned by Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd., Yellow Creek. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 43, MVY STELLA 20E (Double Polled, Agribition Res. Sr Heifer Calf Champion, 985 lb), sired by MCF Bohannon 305A, out of a PCC Balistik 441P daughter. Sold for $9,750 to Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne, ON & BZBT Cattle Co., Melanathon, ON. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais, Arelee. Lot 46, LAE EMBER 7134E (Polled, 3.7 BW EPD, 24 Milk EPd, 880 lb), sired by HRJ Maverick 556C, out of a Circle Cee Legend 307A daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Fergus Farm, Laurel, ON. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais.

Zach Hammill teamed up with Chester & Carla Tupling on the high selling heifer calf

Good Anchor herd including the high selling bred heifer

Doug, Tammy & Justin Harcourt were consignors and bought a couple top bred heifers

Andre Steppler purchased the third high selling bred heifer

Repeat customers Troy & Dianna Walgenbach added six Horseshoe E animals to their Legacy Charolais herd including the second high selling bred heifer

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Repeat buyer Mark Vermeulen selected three for their Vee R Bar herd


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

Alberta Breeders

Barry & Lee-Ann Kaiser & family 403.787.2489 Box 209, Hussar, AB T0J 1S0 Barry 403.334.2489 Lee-Ann 403.334.2155 kaiserbarry@gmail.com

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

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

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events January 14 39th US National Charolais Sale, 1 p.m., National Western Stock Show Beef Palace, Denver, CO

February 22 Prairie Cove Charolais Bull and Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Bashaw, AB

March 4 Legacy Charolais 1st Annual Bull Sale with guest Bob Charolais, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Botha, AB

January 15 49th National Charolais Show, 8 a.m., National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO

February 23 Maple Leaf Charolais & Guests 14th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ponoka (AB) Ag Events Centre

March 4-5 99th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds

January 24 – 25 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, Saskatoon (SK) Inn

February 23 HEJ Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

January 27 M.C. Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale, 12 Noon, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition

February 24 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC

March 5 Coyote Flats Charolais 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coaldale, AB

January 31 Moose Creek Red Angus & Charolais Two-Year Old Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Kisbey, SK February 3 Hill 70 Quantock “Barn Burnin'” Bull Sale, 12:00 noon, at the ranch, Lloydminster, AB February 10 Myhre Land & Cattle Co./Bar J Charolais Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 15 Wilkie Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart February 16 “Muscle Up” at Stephen Charolais and Guests Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart February 17 P & H Ranching 6th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 19 Tip the Scale Angus & Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB February 20 Rawes Ranches 35th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the ranch, Strome, AB February 21 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Cow Palace

February 24 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 21st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Erskine, AB February 25 Pro-Char and Guests 6th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Glenevis, AB February 28 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Milestone, SK

March 6 Built Right Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 6 RRTS Charolais Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC March 8 Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart. March 9 A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Vanscoy, SK

February 28 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 9 Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m, Dryland Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

March 2 M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 6:30 p.m., at the farm, Indian River, ON

March 9 14th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB

March 2 37th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 3 High Country Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Pincher Creek (AB) Ag Grounds March 3 Wrangler Made 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Westlock, AB March 3 Chomiak Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Market March 3 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC

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March 9 Three Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB March 10 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 10 Benchmark Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 10 Source For Success Bull Sale, Elmlodge Herefords, Indian River, ON March 11 Steppler Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m. DST, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB 87


March 12 Palmer Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Bladworth, SK March 13 McTavish Farms and Guest 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 13 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB March 15 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Co. 1st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Yellow Creek, SK March 15 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB March 15 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping , Brooks, AB March 16 Family Tradition Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Inglis, MB March 16 Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 16-18 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic Junior Show, Medicine Hat, AB March 17 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 16th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB March 17 Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 8th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 17 Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale, Vinoy Test Station, 1:00 p.m., at Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, QC

March 19 North West Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK

March 27 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

March 19 Neilson Cattle Co. 28th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK

March 27 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm & Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

March 20 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 16th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Minitonas, MB March 20 Gilliland Bros. Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Carievale, SK March 21 HTA Charolais & Guest Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 22 Elder Charolais 8th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coronach, SK March 23 Alameda Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart

March 31 Transcon’s 22nd Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 31 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Mart

March 23 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber (AB) Agriplex March 24 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

April 3 Cedarlea Farms at Git ‘R Done Bull Sale, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK

March 24 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Rockglen, SK

April 4 Howe Family Farm/Rosso Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK

March 24 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Cobden, ON March 24 Tee M Jay Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 24 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB

March 17 Northern Impact V, North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB

March 24 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Elk Point, AB

March 17 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

March 25 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK

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March 31 High Point Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., at Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON

April 2 North of the 49th 15th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK

March 17 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK

March 19 Grassroots Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

March 31 Tri-N Charolais Farms & Guests Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

March 26 Allanville Farms Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m, at the farm, Tisdale, SK

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April 5 Hunter Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Roblin, MB April 5 Ringuette Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 12 Noon, Atlantic Stock Yards, Truro, NS April 7 Vermilion Charolais Group 32nd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock, Vermilion, AB April 7 Maritime Bull Test Station sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS April 7 Saunders Charolais 13th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Keady (ON) Livestock Market


April 7 JTA Diamond Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Courval, SK

April 21 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart

April 7 Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB

April 21 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD

April 10 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 12 Sliding Hills Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Canora, SK April 14 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON April 21 Brimner Cattle Co., at Cornerstone Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart

June 8-10 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting, Collingwood, ON June 29-July 7, 2018 World Charolais Congress, Sweden July 21 SCA AGM & Pen Show, McTavish Farms, Moosomin, SK July 25- 28, 2018 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

April 21 Cedardale Charolais 15th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Nestleton, ON

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Advertisers Index A & D Charolais................................................23 Alta Custom Programs .....................................80 Amabec Charolais .......................................23,83 Annuroc Charolais............................................83 B Bar D Charolais .............................................83 Baker Farms ................................................25,83 Bar H Charolais ................................................84 Beck Farms.......................................................84 BeRich Farms...................................................81 Blackbern Charolais.....................................23,83 Bob Charolais...................................................81 BoJan Enterprises ............................................84 Borderland Cattle Co........................................85 BovaTech Ltd. .................................................80 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..................................80 Bricney Stock Farms..........................................85 Bridor Charolais...........................................25,83 Brimner Cattle Company ..................................85 Buffalo Lake Charolais .....................................81 Canadian Charolais Association...................1013 Carey, Brent .....................................................80 CC Charolais ....................................................23 Cedardale Charolais .........................................83 Cedarlea Farms ................................................85 Charla Moore Farms.........................................85 CharMaine Ranching.......................................81 Charolais Journal..............................................80 Chartop Charolais ............................................85 Charworth Charolais Farms ..............................81 Chomiak Charolais ..........................................81 Circle Cee Charolais Farms ...............................81 Cline Cattle Co.................................................82 Cockburn Farms ...............................................83 Cooper Charolais .............................................23 Cornerview Charolais .......................................25 Cougar Hill Ranch ............................................82 Coyote Flats Charolais ......................................81 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co....................17,85 C2 Charolais ....................................................82 DavisRairdan ...................................................80 Defoort Stock Farm ..........................................83 Demarah Farms ................................................85 Diamond W Charolais ......................................85 Dorran, Ryan ....................................................80 Double P Stock Farms.......................................83 Dowell Charolais ..............................................81 Dubuc Charolais...............................................84 DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle ...............25,83 Eaton Charolais ................................................86 Echo Spring Charolais..................................25,83 Edge, Dean ......................................................80 Elder Charolais Farms ....................................5,85 Ericson Livestock Services .................................80 Fergus Family Charolais ....................................84 Ferme Palerme ............................................23,84 Fischer Charolais ..............................................81

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Flat Valley Cattle Co. ........................................81 Fleury, Michael .................................................80 Flewelling, Craig...............................................80 Footprint Farms ...............................................81 Future Farms ....................................................81 Gerrard Cattle Co.............................................81 Gilliland Bros. Charolais....................................85 Good Anchor Charolais ....................................81 H.S. Knill Company Ltd.....................................80 Happy Haven Charolais ....................................83 Harcourt Charolais ...........................................85 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.............................83 Harvie Ranching ..............................................81 HEJ Charolais ..................................................81 Hicks Charolais.................................................84 High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................83 Holk Charolais..................................................81 Hopewell Charolais ..........................................85 Horseshoe E Charolais ......................................85 Howe Family Farm............................................85 HTA Charolais Farm .........................................83 Hunter Charolais .......................................83,IBC JMB Charolais .................................................83 Johnson Charolais ............................................81 Johnstone Auction ...........................................80 June Rose Charolais..........................................85 Kaiser Cattle Co. ..............................................81 Kanewischer, Jerry............................................80 KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. ..................................81 KCH Charolais..................................................82 Kirlene Cattle ..............................................23,84 La Ferme Patry de Weedon...............................84 Land O' Lakes Charolais ..............................23,84 Langstaff Charolais......................................25,84 Laurel Creek Ranch ..........................................85 Leemar Charolais..............................................82 LEJ Charolais ....................................................83 LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch.........................86 M & L Cattle Co. ..............................................84 Mack's Charolais ..............................................84 Maple Leaf Charolais........................................82 Martens Cattle Co............................................85 Martens Charolais ............................................83 McAvoy Charolais .......................................17,85 McKay Charolais ..............................................83 McKeary Charolais ...........................................82 McLeod Livestock .............................................80 McTavish Farms................................................85 Medonte Charolais......................................25,84 Miller Land & Livestock.....................................84 Murphy Livestock .............................................82 Mutrie Farms....................................................85 Myhre Land and Cattle.....................................83 Nahachewsky Charolais....................................85 Norheim Ranching............................................80 P & H Ranching Co...........................................82

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Packer Charolais...............................................84 Palmer Charolais ..............................................85 Parklane Charolais............................................82 Partridge Hollow Charolais ............................8,23 Phillips Farms....................................................85 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ..................................83 Potter Charolais...........................................23,84 Prairie Cove Consulting ....................................80 Prairie Gold Charolais .......................................85 ProChar Charolais ...........................................82 Qualman Charolais ..........................................85 Raffan, Don......................................................80 Rawes Ranches.................................................82 Rebuild with Steel ............................................80 Reeleder, Andrew.............................................80 Rollin' Acres Charolais .................................25,84 Ross Lake Charolais ..........................................82 Rosso Charolais ................................................85 Royale Charolais...............................................84 RRTS Charolais .................................................82 Saddleright Farming Co....................................82 SanDan Charolais Farms ...................................82 Saunders Charolais......................................25,84 Scarth Cattle Co...............................................83 Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co.............................86 Sharodon Farms ...............................................84 Silverstream Charolais ........................................9 Skeels, Danny...................................................80 Sliding Hills Charolais .......................................86 Southview Farms ..............................................84 Sparrow Farms ................................................IFC Springside Farms ..............................................82 Spruce View Charolais......................................82 Stephen Charolais Farm....................................86 Steppler Farms Ltd. .......................................3,83 Stock, Mark......................................................81 Stockmen's Insurance.......................................81 Sugarloaf Charolais ...................................IFC, 82 Sunrise Charolais.........................................25,84 T Bar C Cattle Co. .......................................81,89 Taylor Farms.....................................................23 Temple Farms...................................................86 Thistle Ridge Ranch ..........................................82 Transcon Livestock Corp...................................81 TriN Charolais .................................................83 Turnbull Charolais ............................................82 Twin Anchor Charolais .....................................82 Western Litho...................................................81 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company ................25,84 White Lake Colony ...........................................82 WhiteWater Livestock.......................................84 Wilgenbusch Charolais .............................86,OBC Wilkie Ranch ....................................................82 Windyview Farm...............................................23 Wood River Charolais ......................................86 Wrangler Charolais...........................................82


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