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Our Goal...Customer Satisfaction We Stress Calving Ease, Maternal Strength, Structural Soundness & Performance Thank you to these discriminating producers for believing in our program, with many being repeat customers:

Pleasant Dawn Rhino 851X Lazy S Charolais, AB

Pleasant Dawn Rio 136X Dog Patch Acres, SK

Pleasant Dawn Magnum 70X Valley’s End Charolais, SK

Lloyd Podaima Van Buuren Charolais (2) Campbells Charolais Dave Schellenberg (2) Barry Clark Noble Brothers (4) Larry Wegner Neil Hainsworth Avondale Seed Farm Marc Van De Kerckhove (3) Lloyd McLeod (2) Ross Petterson (3) Randy Phillips (2) 21 Farms Ltd. Harold Loewen Wes Lamport Marcel Fouillard Barry & Kathy Routledge Farms Vanbeselaere Farms Jason Buchburger (2) Steve Penner Joe Dalpe Norman Leschasin Dennis Toms Derek Van Buuren Murray Kasprick (2) Don Bowden Pro-Char Charolais Nahachewsky Charolais Odden Charolais Ranch Gilliland Bros. Charolais Aldyn King Keith & Mary Annne Hagan Frank Smith

Pleasant Dawn Bonus 601X Charhead Ranch, SK

Pleasant Dawn Match 465X Brimner Cattle Co., SK

Pleasant Dawn Maximum 138X Turnbull Charolais, AB

Our 10th Annual Bull SaleMarch 17, 2012 in Virden will feature progeny from these three Homozygous Polled herdsires

Pleasant Dawn Max 70S

Pleasant Dawn Magnum 56T

Pleasant Dawn Marshall 70P

PLEASANT DAWN CHAROLAIS Box 40, Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0 • Tully & Arlene Hatch T/F 204-855-2402, tahatch@rfnow.com Trent & Ashley Hatch 204-855-3078, C 204-748-7595, trent.hatch@gmail.com See more of our program at www.pleasantdawn.com or on the show road Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

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P BAR 3 CHAROLAIS INC. COMPLETE DISPERSAL with Guest Dispersal of Bar Punch Ranch

Monday, December 12, 2011 At the Ranch, Medicine Hat, Alberta OVER 300 HEAD SELL: Bred Cows • Bred Heifers • Heifer Calves • Bull Calves • Herd Bulls Plus Over 50 Full French from Bar Punch Specialist sons have volume, meat and great dispositions

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Junior Show Honours Memory of Grant Moffat Five years ago cattleman Grant Moffat disappeared and since that time a fund has been set up for junior cattle producers to purchase a purebred female of any breed to start their herd from the Grant Moffat Herdbuilder Fund. To honour Grant the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup shirts for 2011 were dark purple, Grant’s farm color with Holmsyde Charolais (his farm) logo on the back. The Juniors were excited to wear the shirts in honor of a fellow past cattle producer. Five of the Grant Moffat Herdbuilder Award 8

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attended the Fourth Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in July in Neepawa, Manitoba.


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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

Welcome to the fall issue of the Charolais Connection. If you just bought your first Charolais bulls this spring or for the first time in a number of years, like many of you did, welcome. I hope that everyone’s breeding season was good and that the calves are packing the weight on for the sales this fall and winter. Speaking of the fall feeder sales, it looks exciting. The yearling market has been extremely strong and the early calf sales have the continuing strength from where we left off last spring. There are market reports here the middle of September with 4–500 lb. calves bringing $850. I can’t wait to see some of those good 800 weight Charcross calves sell later this fall. There should be many calves bringing well over $1,000 including heifers. Those that weathered this last cow cycle are in for some very good times and hopefully for many years. It will be nice and well deserved to have some equity build, after it has been drained away for so long. The Charolais bull market this

spring was the envy of the industry with strong prices, good quality and a market shortage. Most Charolais breeders across the country that I have talked to were sold out and still getting calls. I think commercial producers or purebred breeders in another breed, that do not have purebred Charolais females, have a great opportunity now. If you have ever considered becoming a purebred Charolais breeder take a hard look. I truly believe this is the best opportunity, since the rise to dominance of the Charolais bull in the early ‘80s, to become a Charolais breeder. Like many things in Agriculture, there are fewer breeders around providing some gaping holes with unlimited potential to sell Charolais bulls. Give me a call if you would like to discuss this potential futher. In this issue our feature story is a ranch to retail alliance that I think works for everyone involved. It is a good example of what can be done when all segments work together. I hope the article gives you some food for thought and interest in finding a meat market to work more closely

with. These things do take more work, but the rewards should offset your time and energy. In an upcoming issue we will bring you a story of a commercial producer who is breeding his 1500 black cows to Charolais bulls and how well he has found it works. This was a bold step, but he likes the Silver product and his first big sale last fall was very rewarding. We are holding the story to finish it after he sells his calves this fall to further examine how it is developing. This spring there were many more who put Charolais bulls out with black cows and I am told by many auction market owners that as the number of Silver calves increases, the more they will dominate the calf market with increased demand. Stay tuned and if you have some black cows watch it closely. I think you will want to try it yourself. I found a quote that struck a chord with me.“You can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” ~ Immanual Kant Until next time, Helge

mi-septembre avec veaux de 400 - 500 livres apportant 850$. Je ne peux pas attendre à voir les ventes plus tard cet automne des bons veaux croisé charolais pesant 800 livres. Il devrait y avoir beaucoup des veaux, génisses inclus, apportant bien plus de 1.000$. Pour ceux qui ont survécu à ce dernier cycle de vache vous êtes dedans pendant quelques années très bonnes. Il est bien mérité d'avoir une certaine construction de capitaux propres, après les années de la difficulté. Le marché haussier du charolais ce printemps était l'envie de l'industrie

avec des prix forts, la bonne qualité et un manque de nombre des taureaux pour le marché. La plupart des éleveurs du charolais à travers le pays ont vendu tous leurs taureaux et recevaient toujours les appels des acheteurs. Les producteurs commerciaux ou les sélectionneurs de race qui n'ont pas les femelles charolaises avoir une grande occasion maintenant je pense ; maintenant est le temps si vous avez considéré devenir un éleveur de la race charolais. Je crois vraiment que c'est la meilleure occasion de devenir un éleveur du charolais puisque l'élévation à la

POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du champ Helge By

Bienvenue à la revue d’automne du “Charolais Connection.“ Bienvenue aussi à la race si vous achetiez ce printemps vos premiers taureaux charolais ou vous achetiez un taureau charolais pour la première fois en plusieurs années. J’espère que la saison de multiplier était bonne à toutes et que les veaux gagnent les poids pour les ventes d’automne et d’hiver. Il semble excitant les ventes d’automne de veaux engraissé. Le marché de bétail d’un an est extrêmement fort et les ventes de veaux nés ce printemps continue en force. Il y a des rapports du marché de 10

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dominance du taureau charolais pendant les tôt 1980. Comme beaucoup de secteurs dans l'agriculture, il y a moins d’éleveurs de la race charolais. Ceci fournit un potentiel fort de vendre des taureaux charolais. Donnez-moi un appel si vous voudriez discuter ce potentiel. Notre histoire principale dans cette édition vous informe d'une alliance entre un ranch et l'industrie du commerce au détail. C'est un bon exemple de ce qui peut être accompli quand tous les segments de notre industrie fonctionnent ensemble. J'espère que l'article vous donne de la matière à réflexion et l'intérêt en trouvant un marché de la viande avec

qui vous pouvez travailler plus étroitement. On doit travailler en établissant ces prises de rapports d’affaires, mais les récompenses le valent la peine. Dans une autre édition nous vous apportons une histoire au sujet d'un producteur commercial qui multiplie ses 1500 vaches noires aux taureaux charolais. La multiplication aux taureaux du charolais était une étape audacieux pour lui mais il aime les veaux de la couleur argent. Sa première grande vente l'automne passé récompensait très. Ce printemps ils y étaient beaucoup de producteurs commerciaux qui ont multiplié leurs vaches noires aux taureaux charolais.

Les propriétaires du marché d'enchère m’a dit que pendant le nombre augmente de veaux de la couleur argent, la demande augmente aussi pour les veaux de la couleur argent. On verra qu’est-ce-qui se passe. Si vous avez les vaches noires regardezvous les marchés cet automne et les veaux de la couleur argent. Je pense que vous vous-même voudrez essayer de multiplier vos vaches noires aux taureaux charolais. J'ai trouvé une citation qui a frappé une corde avec moi. “Vous pouvez juger le coeur d'un homme par son traitement des animaux.” À la prochaine, Helge

GRANT MOFFAT FUND AUCTION Friday, November 4, 2011 during the Manitoba Beef Producers Prime Beef Event, their AGM Banquet. Held in conjunction with the Manitoba Livestock Expo, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB $500 SALE CREDITS FOR THE PURCHASE OF A BULL IN THEIR NEXT SPRING’S BULL SALE PROVIDED BY THESE CHAROLAIS BREEDERS:

$500 SALE CREDIT FOR THEIR SERVICES BY THESE AUCTIONEERS:

PLUS $500 SALE CREDITS FROM THESE OTHER BREEDERS: • Marmac Farms • Stewart Cattle Co. • Manitoba Simmental Association • Flyer Cattle Co. • AMB Farms/Rock’n “H” Herefords • Moose Creek Red Angus For the fourth year, the Grant Moffat Herd Builder Award will be presented to multiple youth (purebred or commercial producers), based on need, through applications selected by the Grant Moffat Fund committee. It will be applied towards the purchase of a registered heifer calf of a beef breed of the youth’s choice with the intent of building a Purebred Beef Cattle Herd. Grant was a strong supporter of youth and purebred associations and therefore, the purchases will be made through Manitoba auction sales, with a maximum credit up to $2,000. To date, nine Junior members have been awarded money for the purchase of a purebred heifer calf. Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

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FROM THE CCA GENERAL MANAGER

Data Collection and Interpretation Neil Gillies, General Manager, Canadian Charolais Association

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320 - 41st Avenue N.E. Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 Phone: (403) 250-9242 Fax: (403) 291-9324 Email: cca@charolais.com Home Page: www.charolais.com PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES: ALBERTA President: Darren Paget, Donalda Secretary: Jeralyn Rasmussen, Innisfail SASKATCHEWAN President: Orland Walker, Hudson Bay Secretary: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA President: Harry Airey, Rivers Secretary: Rae Trimble Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Brian Coughlin, Cobden Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Francois Couture, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil Secretary: Laurent Jourdain MARITIMES President: Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE Secretary: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB STAFF: General Manager: NEIL GILLIES Registry: JUDY CUMMER French Liaison: CYNTHIA BECK 306-436-2007 CBeck@charolais.com EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT: WADE BECK Box 5, Lang, SK S0G 2W0 Ph (306) 436-4564 email: wcbeck@sasktel.net 1st VICE-PRESIDENT: BRENT SAUNDERS RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 (519) 986-4165 Fax (519) 986-4273 email: saunders@bmts.com 2nd VICE-PRES: CAMPBELL FORSYTH Box 3, Eriksdale, MB R0C 0W0 (204) 739-2678 Fax (204) 739-5547 email: cmforsyt@mts.net PAST PRESIDENT: LYLE BIGNELL Box 1055, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 (403) 742-6792 Fax (403) 742-8128 email: lylebignell@hotmail.com DIRECTORS: BERNARD BEGIN 1630 Rg St-Martin, Ste-Marie, PQ G6E 3A8 (418) 387-7514 Fax (418) 387-5623 email: louberfarm@hotmail.com BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 (613) 646-9741 (613) 312-0270 email: cornervu@nrtco.net URSULA CORPATAUX Box 397, Erskine, AB T0C 1G0 Ph/Fax (403) 742-3337 ucorpataux@xplornet.com DORY GERRARD RR 2, Innisfail, AB T4G 1T7 (403) 227-5632 Fax (403) 227-2583 email: info@gerrardcattlecompany.com JOHN WILGENBUSCH Box 4, Halbrite, SK S0C 1H0 (306) 458-2688 Fax (306) 458-2371 email: wilgenbusch@sasktel.net RICKY MILTON 4558 Rt. 19 RR 2, Cornwall, PE C0A 1H0 (902) 393-8699 email: rmilton@upei.ca

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At the time of writing we have just come through a gorgeous stretch of hot weather as a high pressure system had become entrenched in a significant segment of the western prairie region. And with the harvest in full swing most thoughts are on the business at hand and not on the cow business. However, with the days shortening in a few short weeks the attention will turn to the fall cattle duties. For the purebred producer who started calving in January, the weaning, vaccinations and sorting will have already been underway for some weeks, and apart from the dust and the bawling, it is always an opportunity to see up close how the calves have progressed through the summer. Apart from the assessment of how the calving season progressed, this will be a first opportunity to determine the actual performance on the progeny from the new herdsires purchased the year before. The actual business of recording weights is relatively straightforward, however the actual reporting procedures are more complex and if not performed correctly can leave some producers disappointed with the EPD figures in the fall evaluation generated around the Christmas/New Year break. I have taken the liberty of utilizing an article authored by Jennifer Minick Bormann, Kansas State University, titled Data Collection and Interpretation, which was published in the Beef Sire Selection Manual, National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium. The article is easy to follow and hopefully will assist some producers in understanding the correct method of reporting the data to the CCA to be included in the Fall evaluation run. Weaning weight The information that is collected on a bull, heifer or steer is weaning weight. A group of calves should be weighed when the average of the group is near 205 days of age. The Breed Improvement Federation (BIF) recommends that all calves be between 160 and 250 days old or they need to be split into two contemporary groups and weighed on two different days. Each breed association’s particular guidelines for age at weaning may be slightly different. The Canadian Charolais Association’s spread is 140 – 270 days. Any calf outside the prescribed range when

weighed will not be included in a national genetic evaluation. Contemporary group criteria typically include all those for birth weight, plus birth to weaning management code (which includes creep versus no-creep), date weighed, sex (some calves that were bulls at birth may be steers at weaning). Weaning weight should be adjusted for age of dam and for age of calf. The CCA has a set of adjustment factors. Weaning weights are used by breed associations to calculate weaning weight, maternal milk, and total maternal EPD. The genetic correlation between weaning weight and other weight traits makes it possible to use weaning weights to help calculate EPD for the other weight traits. Contemporary Grouping Before beginning data collection, it is important to have a good understanding of proper contemporary grouping. The environment that a calf is exposed to can have a large effect on how well it performs for all of the economically important traits. By using contemporary grouping, we are better able to separate genetic and environmental effects. A contemporary group for a traditional, within-breed genetic evaluation is defined as a set of same sex, same-breed calves that were born within a relatively short time interval and have been managed the same ever since. Regardless of what type of evaluation, every calf in the contemporary group should receive an equal opportunity to express its genetic merit. Once an animal has been separated from his/her contemporaries, they can never be put in those groups again. For example, a producer may decide to select one particular bull calf to put into a fall or winter sale. The calf and his mother are put in a separate pen, where they have access to shelter and the calf gets creep feed. When weaning weights are collected on the group of calves, the selected calf has the highest weight. The problem is that we do not know if that calf was genetically superior for weaning weight, or if his extra growth was due to feed or shelter. Anything that is different in the management between groups of calves may give some of them an unfair advantage and make comparisons impossible. Improper contemporary

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Tammy Williams’ Herd Sells by Private Treaty Tammy is dispersing her cattle. Living on the other side of the province, working full time and being a mom prevents her from helping me as much as she would like. A thorough culling process and 25 years of hard work have gone in to making this tight little herd what it is today. This herd was started from 2 of Tammy’s 4-H heifers. Many of the cows in the herd have been Grand Champion Heifers at achievement days. All have very quiet dispositions and are polled.

36S & bull calf • calf weaned 902 lbs Sep 14/11

MOST ARE AI SIRED: SVS NOBLEMAN 25N, LT RAMROD 4148, EC NO DOUBT 2022P, LT BLUEGRASS 4017P, LT WESTERN EDGE 4057 PLD, JDJ SMOKESTER • Last year had high selling 2 yr old Charolais Bull at Lloydminster Bull Sale • Sells bulls at Lloydminster Bull Sale and Regina Bull Sale • Reserve Charolais Bull and Best Pair of Bulls at RBS in 2005

Pine Bluff Charolais Love, SK • 306.276.7053 • 306.441.7947

Raymond will still have his animals and welcomes phone calls or visits. He looks forward to seeing buyers at the RBS and Lloydminster Bull Sale, or stop by the farm!

grouping can lead to biased and inaccurate EPD. Sean McGrath penned an excellent article called – The Group Math Challenge – In the 2011 August Charolais Banner Herdsire issue and for those that missed the article, I recommend it as a good read. Complete Reporting Traditionally, some breeders have only reported performance data on calves that they want to register. However, this leads to biased and inaccurate EPD. Complete reporting of every animal in the herd is critical to obtain the best estimates of genetic merit. By only reporting the best calves (for whatever trait), producers are not making their herd look better: they are inadvertently penalizing their highest performing calves. In the following example (adapted from BIF, 2002), we will use weaning weight (WW) ratios to see what happens when only the best calves are reported. (Incomplete reporting has the same effect on EPD as it does on ratios.) Those high-performing calves (3, 4, and 5) receive much lower ratios, and

Suppose we have 10 calves with an average adjusted weaning weight of 625 lb. Calf 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

BIF Adj WW 742 694 655 643 639 606 605 578 562 524 Avg 625

WW Ratio 119 111 105 103 102 97 97 93 90 84

Now suppose that the producer only reports the top five calves, which means the new average adjusted weaning weight is 675 lb. Calf 1 2 3 4 5

BIF Adj WW 742 694 655 643 639 Avg 675

WW Ratio 110 103 97 95 95

subsequently EPD, than if they had been compared to their entire contemporary group. Another reason to use complete reporting, sometimes referred to as whole herd reporting, is to take advantage of genetic evaluations for cow stayability and fertility. As new genetic cow predictions of cow efficiency, maintenance, and fertility are developed, associations are going

to need lifetime performance records on those cows to make the best estimates possible. Dr Bob Kemp and Sean McGrath are part of the RAK Genetic Consulting team who act as genetic consultants to the Canadian Charolais Association. If anybody has questions on this article or any other questions regarding evaluation procedures please contact sean@ranchingsystems.com.

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The following is an alphabetical list by family name, then farm name of all current members who have cows enrolled in the Whole Herd Enrollment (WHE) program of the Canadian Charolais Association. The list is divided by province alphabetically, so you can use it to source registered Charolais bulls in your area. If your current bull supplier is not on this list, you are probably not buying registered Charolais bulls.

ALBERTA ACADIA COLONY FARMING CO. LTD. OYEN BABWIK, P & J LABYRINTH LAKE CHAROLAIS MILLET BAMFORD, BRUCE & MARY HAWK VIEW CHAROLAIS CALGARY BEAUDIN, ROGER EXCEL CHAROLAIS RANCH ST PAUL BICKFORD, BONNIE, PAUL, DONA THE RED ROSE RED DEER BIGNELL, LYLE & KENDALL BUFFALO LAKE CHAROLAIS STETTLER BUSBY, KENT & KERRY DOUBLE K CHAROLAIS ROCKY MTN HOUSE CARIS CHAROLAIS CAMROSE CASSITY, ELDON & MARILYN WEMBLEY CAVE, MONTE & SHERRY BLUFFTON CHAMBERS, BRADLEY LOMOND CHOMIAK, JOHN & CATHIE CHOMIAK CHAROLAIS MUNDARE CHRISP, BRIAN & LINDA MISTY HILLS CHAROLAIS VERMILION CIRCLE CEE CHAROLAIS LAMONT COATES, JASPER JCJ RANCHES OKOTOKS CONGDON, G. HALF DIAMOND CHAROLAIS HEISLER CORPATAUX, JILL P. SAN DAN CHAROLAIS FARM ERSKINE CORPATAUX, GEORGE & URSULA SAN DAN CHAROLAIS FARMS ERSKINE DALE JORGENSEN FARMS DEL BONITA DAVIDSON, ROB WILLOWBROOK CHAROLAIS MILLARVILLE DAVIDSON, DEAN XXX FARMS LTD. KITSCOTY DEWALD, NORMAN F CHARWALD ALTARIO DEWALD, GARNET N. CHARWALD ALTARIO EDMUNDS, KRISTEN OSSIM LIVESTOCK INC. OLDS

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66 (780) 674-5992 17 (780) 745-2466 87 (403) 577-2531 42 (403) 637-2240 72 (403) 337-2192 55 (403) 664-3167 31 (403) 946-5953 8 (403) 946-5953 16 (403) 242-9269 47 (403) 227-2503 23 (780) 858-2241 25 (780) 858-2245 9 (780) 858-2261 109 (780) 726-2579 35 (403) 838-2505 90 (780) 853-2220 1 (250) 786-5048 14 (250) 786-5048 65 (780) 645-4104 120 (403) 335-4180 3 (403) 935-2370 51 (780) 985-3335 4 (403) 328-1946

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HENDERSON, WARREN LITTLE VALLEY VIEW RANCH FORESTBURG HERBEN, DEE DCHAR STOCK FARMS HIGH PRAIRIE HERMAN, BOB & LEAH P BAR 3 RANCH MEDICINE HAT HIRCH, REINHOLD & SHEILA ROLLING HILLS HOFF, JOHN BAR PUNCH RANCH LTD MEDICINE HAT HOLDSWORTH, JACK SULLIVAN LAKE CHAROLAIS CALGARY HOWE, KELLY LEDUC HUNT, MARVIN SWAN VALLEY KINUSO JACOBSON, IRVIN E TRIANGLE J CHAROLAIS NORTH STAR JENSEN, SVEN WARBURG JORGENSEN, A. DALE CIRCLE J CHAROLAIS DEL BONITA KAPTEYN, RALPH DRAYTON VALLEY KRASNOW, DALE ONOWAY CHAROLAIS LTD ONOWAY LABOUCAN, EVERETT EZ RANCH DRIFTPILE LAKUSTA, LYLE ANDREW LAKUSTA, SYLVESTER ANDREW LAKUSTA, LARISSA L ANDREW LAKUSTA, LORNE SPRUCE VIEW CHAROLAIS ANDREW LENZ, R & J ANNE DALE FARMS LTD CARVEL LETNIAKS CHAROLAIS, CONSORT LEWIS, GERALD & SHELDON CHAR-LEW RANCH PINCHER CREEK LOHUES, MARK COYOTE FLATS CHAROLAIS COALDALE LUSSON, PHILIPPE VALANJOU CHAROLAIS RANCH CLYDE MAETCHE, D. & D. KEY FARMS OLDS MARQUESS, MR. F. CHARMARK RANCHES GEM MARQUESS CHAROLAIS, GEM

90 (780) 582-2254 16 (780) 523-3300 162 (403) 527-4888 72 (403) 964-2202 35 (403) 528-4150 41 (403) 249-3776 32 39 (780) 775-2146 11 (780) 836-2596 27 (780) 643 7265 35 (403) 758-3726 23 (780) 727-2960 1 (780) 967-3119 5 (780) 355-2179 1 (780) 365-2079 2 (780) 365-2195 6 (403) 365-2079 70 (780)365-2079 26 (780) 892-2525 154 (403) 575-0214 29 (403) 627-3558 105 (403) 345-2988 45 (780) 348-5683 11 (403) 556-2803 28

8 (403) 641-2592


MARSHALL, ALLAN FUTURE FARMS INNISFAIL MARTIN, LEROY LEEMAR CHAROLAIS THORSBY MAUFORT, KENNETH SNAKE TRAIL CHAROLAIS PINCHER CREEK MCKEARY, RAY & MARYANN, BOUCHARD, KAREN & CHAD MCKEARY CHAROLAIS COMPEER MCLEOD, ALLEN CLARESHOLM MCLEOD, COLBY MCLEOD LIVESTOCK BALZAC MCLEOD, ROD MCLEOD LIVESTOCK BALZAC MCLEOD, MEGAN MCLEOD LIVESTOCK BALZAC MCQUAIG, DARCIE JAY DAWN FARMS SEXSMITH MCQUAIG, D. & J. JAY DAWN FARMS SEXSMITH MCQUAIG, JORDAN JAY DAWN FARMS SEXSMITH MEAKIN, WAYNE WRANGLER CHAROLAIS FARM WESTLOCK MINOR, LEE AND SHELLY SUNBERRY CHAROLAIS SUNDRE MULHOLLAND, BOB MUNDARE MULHOLLAND, CAROL MUNDARE MULKAY, ROY & MARIE MULKAY CATTLE CO. SPEDDEN MURPHY, RAY BONNYVILLE MURRAY, ROBERT LAKEVIEW RANCH MARWAYNE MURRAY, GRANT WENDT & MURRAY FARMS LTD. LLOYDMINSTER NISH, WAYNE NISH CHAROLAIS CARDSTON OLANSKI, CHERYL POPLAR VIEW CATTLE CO HIGH PRAIRIE PAGET, BROOKLYN NEW COUNTRY LIVESTOCK DONALDA PAGET, BRAYDEN NEW COUNTRY LIVESTOCK DONALDA PARKLANE CHAROLAIS, TROCHU PARSONAGE, ARLANE M P & H RANCHING CO LTD INNISFAIL PASCHKE, COREY & ANNA FERN CREEK CHAROLAIS OLDS

182 (403) 227-2594 23 (780) 389-3314 33 (403) 628-2108 76 (306) 834-2938 38 (403) 625-2047 11 (403) 932-4622 4 (403) 932-4622 6

1 (780) 568-2202 63 (780) 568-2647 5 (780) 568-2647 102 (780) 349-2982 5 (403) 638-4400 5 (780) 764-2336 32 (780) 764-2336 110 (780) 636-3598 120 (780) 826-5477 89 (780)875-0218 94 (780) 745-2429 128 (403) 653-2114 37 (780) 523-3727 3 (780) 877-3985 3 (780)877-3985 114 (403) 442-2504 128 (403) 227-2348 1 (403) 339-7777

PETERS, DON SYL-DON FARMS STETTLER PHILLIPS, KASEY KAY-R CHAROLAIS WASKATENAU PITTMAN, GLEN MILK RIVER PRATT, FRANK & RUTH PRATT RANCHES LTD. HIGH PRAIRIE PROKUDA, DAVID & KRISTINA PRO-CHAR GLENEVIS QUINTON, STEVE CHAR-MAINE RANCHING CARDSTON RANCHVILLE CATTLE CO. LTD. MEDICINE HAT RASMUSSEN, PAUL EDMONTON RASMUSSEN, MARINA INNISFAIL RASMUSSEN, HENRIK & JERALYN HEJ CHAROLAIS INNISFAIL RASMUSSEN, H & J MEN IN BLACK INNISFAIL RATTRAY, GORDON & LAURIE BLACKFOOT RAWE, JOHN & MYRNA RAWES RANCHES LTD. STROME RAWE, DAN W. TRIPLE AAA CHAROLAIS ASHMONT REESE, BARRY & SIMONE REESE CATTLE CO. DIDSBURY RETZLAFF, RALPH SADDLERIDGE ROSEMARY ROBBINS, ALVIN A & L ROBBINS RANCHING LTD. PINCHER CREEK ROSS, RICHARD & LINDA GENESIS LIVESTOCK INT. LTD. CROSSFIELD SCHWEITZER, ROY LAZY S CHAROLAIS BEAVERLODGE SHAW, MIKE SHAW RANCHES LIMITED AETNA SHUTTLEWORTH, GRANT BALZAC SHUTTLEWORTH, WAYNE BALZAC SHUTTLEWORTH, DARRYL G BALZAC SILBERNAGEL, PAT BAR 7 EASY RANCH BOWDEN SMITH, RICHARD G. BE-RICH FARMS KITSCOTY SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD, AIRDRIE SPEARIN, JIM DAPP SPROULE, JACKIE SPROULE CHAROLAIS PINCHER CREEK

41 (403) 742-5840 88 (780) 358-2360 38 (403) 647-3511 42 (780) 523-9850 91 (780) 665-3450 146 (403)653-3914 21 (416) 524-7702 1 (403) 227-2824 6 (403) 227-2824 127 (403) 227-2824 6 (403) 227-2284 23 (780) 875-6271 280 (780) 376-2241 36 (604) 274 0634 131 (403) 335-9807 17 (403) 378-4480 25 (403) 627 4568 7 (403) 946 0120 121 (780) 356-3611 20 (403) 653-1286 31 (403) 226-0056 8 (403) 226-0813 81 (403) 226-0541 37 (403) 224-2027 102 (780) 846-2643 155 (403) 553-3524 6 (780) 954-2290 86 (403) 627-2764

Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

111 STAUFFER LAND & LIVESTOCK, (403) 746-3115 ECKVILLE 11 STEWART, DR. M.N. CHAR-MO FARMS (780) 986-5939 LEDUC 91 STEWART, GEORGE W MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS FALUN (780) 352-4817 STEWART, TOM E & CAREY L 59 MAPLE LEAF CHAROLAIS FALUN (780) 352-5902 STUMPH, CLAY 31 BEAU CHAR CHAROLAIS (780) 986-1744 NEW SEREPTA 1 SUTHERLAND, JULIAN SIXTYLINE CHAROLAIS (780) 268-1792 BARRHEAD 1 SUTHERLAND, CLIFF SIXTYLINE CHAROLAIS (780) 268-1792 BARRHEAD SUTHERLAND, JONATHAN 1 SIXTYLINE CHAROLAIS BARRHEAD (780) 268-1792 1 SUTHERLAND, JENNIFER SIXTYLINE CHAROLAIS (780) 268-1792 BARRHEAD SWENSON, BILL 45 RAINER (403) 362-7671 TAMS, BEN AND CAROL 46 THISTLE RIDGE RANCH TABER (403) 223-4118 TAYLOR, HAROLD &/OR GEORGINA 28 POPLAR BLUFF STOCK FARM CHAUVIN (780) 858-2234 TAYLOR, JOHN 52 POPLAR BLUFF STOCK FARM CHAUVIN (780) 858-2435 TELLIER, LUC 100 TELLIER BAR LD RANCH BONNYVILLE (780) 826-4596 THORNTON, RALPH 26 SHARP HILLS RANCH LTD. SEDALIA (403)577-2480 THURSTON, GORDON & LEONE 99 IRMA (780) 754-2176 TINK, JANE 16 JCJ RANCHES OKOTOKS (403) 933-4300 TURNBULL, CURTIS R 95 TURNBULL CHAROLAIS PINCHER CREEK (403) 627-4535 VAAGE, DARREL, ALVIN & MARV 42 SNAKE VALLEY FARM LTD CHAMPION (403) 897-2135 VIKSE, DAVE & TRACEE 69 VIKSE FAMILY FARM DONALDA (403) 883-2461 VINSKY, MICHAEL 120 CANADA/ALTA LVST RESEARCH TRUST INC EDMONTON (780) 718-5787 VOHS, WILHELM 24 VALLEY OF HOPE INNISFAIL (403) 728-3341 WAGERS, MARINA 4 INNISFAIL (403) 227-4749 WAGERS, LORNE & TENA 24 DOUBLE L RANCH INNISFAIL (403) 227-4749 WAGSTAFF, QUINN 25 DESERTLAND CATTLE COMPANY LTD SEDALIA (403) 326-3333 WALGENBACH, RHONDA,TROY & DIANNA 50 LEGACY FARMS BOTHA (403) 742-4265

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WELSH ROCKY CREEK CHAROLAIS STRATHMORE WHITE HEATHER CHAROLAIS, CROSSFIELD WHITE LAKE COLONY, NOBLEFORD WILKIE, CLIFFORD ENDIANG WILKIE, DON & WANDA BIG VALLEY WILKIE, CLINT & ERIN BIG VALLEY WILKIE, CASEY WILKIE CHAROLAIS BIG VALLEY WIRSTA, JANICE & KEVIN K-COW RANCH ELK POINT WUNSCH, RANDY RAFTER DIAMOND C CATTLE THREE HILLS WYATT, NEELTJE & PETER WYATT FARMS ARROWWOOD

21 (403) 901-0783 29 (403) 946-5936 78 (403) 824-3686 22 (403) 579-2109 23 (403) 876-2596 23 (403) 876-2548 13 (403) 876-2138 30 (780) 724-2789 7 (403) 443-5316 62 (403) 534-2277

BRITISH COLUMBIA ALTWASSER, KEITH & CHERYL 41 ALTWASSER CHAROLAIS LUMBY (250) 547-9979 BLACK, JACK 6 BRIDGE LAKE CHAROLAIS LONE BUTTE (250) 593-4520 BOLIN, G & L 85 BAR B CHAROLAIS CECIL LAKE (250) 785-5325 CARSON, BRUCE 5 PEMBERTON (604) 894-6803 DRSCHIWISKI, LORNE, SUEANNE & NIKKI 38 8 WAY CHAROLAIS CECIL LAKE (250) 785-6362 DRY CREEK RANCH 58 CECIL LAKE (250) 781-3443 DUNBAR, DARWIN & EILEEN & SONS 66 GROUNDBIRCH (250) 780-2372 GIDDINGS BROS 26 TELKWA (250) 846-5628 HOLLAUS, ADOLF 5 LANGLEY (604) 888-6118 MCLEOD, BRENDA & GEOFFREY 22 MOUNTAIN CHAROLAIS PEMBERTON (604) 894-6885 PALMER, BEE & LARRY 12 BURNS LAKE (250) 695-6361 REMPEL, JAKOB & VIKTOR 32 GROUNDBIRCH (250) 780-2230 ROSE/SHANE, KEN/KATHY 8 SOUTHSIDE CHAROLAIS BURNS LAKE (250) 694-3500 SCHLEPPE, DAN 11 ROSEBUD CREEK CHAROLAIS DAWSON CREEK (250) 843-7069 SPRINGSIDE FARMS 15 SALMON ARM (250) 832-8209 STOWARDS, ROB & TINA 60 RRTS CHAROLAIS ARMSTRONG (250) 546-6411 WILLIS, JEREMY 3 CLINTON (250) 459-2282 WILLIS, ROBERT L & E A 26 ANCHOR RANCH CLINTON (250) 459-2282

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MANITOBA AIREY, HARRY, JOAN, RAYMOND, SHAWN, TANYA HTA CHAROLAIS RIVERS AIREY, SHAWN & TANYA ROCKING BAR A CHAROLAIS RIVERS ANGUS, WAYNE LAKE IN THE HILLS CHAROLAIS HAMIOTA BAYDUZA, ERNIE & AL BREEZY DAWN FARMS DAUPHIN BECKER, M. & D. RED DIAMOND CHAROLAIS WHITEMOUTH BERTHOLET, MIKE WHITE MEADOW CHAROLAIS PIPESTONE BEYAK, K. & J. WINN MAN FARMS WINNIPEGOSIS BOUCHER, KEVIN & LAUREL EVERVIEW CHAROLAIS BINSCARTH BREMNER, CORY BREMNER CHAROLAIS DAUPHIN BREMNER, JACK BREMNER CHAROLAIS FARM DAUPHIN BREMNER, JACKIE BREMNER CHAROLAIS DAUPHIN BULLIED, JACK & SONS HOLLAND CAREFOOT, KEVIN SCISSORS CREEK CHAROLAIS MCAULEY CAVERS, JEFF C-2 CHAROLAIS LA RIVIERE COOK, D TRIPLE C CHAROLAIS STEEP ROCK DEFOORT, GORD & SUE DEFOORT STOCK FARM CYPRESS RIVER DEVRIES, KEITH OCHRE RIVER DIGBY, ELAINE ROLLING D CHAROLAIS DROPMORE ERIXON, KEVIN LYLETON FERGUSON, VAL & RICK FOX FIELD CHAROLAIS CARROLL FORSYTH BROS CHAROLAIS ERIKSDALE GILLILAND, ROB SCARTH CATTLE COMPANY VIRDEN GLASMAN, T & P RUSSELL GRAYDON, CLIFFORD W WALKING PLOW CHAROLAIS WOODMORE GRAYDON, W. NEE-HI CHAROLAIS WOODMORE

111 (204) 328-7103 8 (204) 328-7704 20 (204) 764-2737 9 (204) 638-7735 30 (204) 348-2464 49 (204) 522-5469 112 (204) 656-4366 88 (204) 532-2357 5 (204) 638-7268 29 (204) 638-7268 1 (204) 638-7268 41 (204) 526-2857 41 (204) 722-2165 45 (204) 242-3467 139 (204) 449-2288 109 (204) 743-2109 40 (204) 733-2348 25 (204) 564-2295 59 (204) 649-2303 9 (204) 483-2479 99 (204) 739-2678 11 (204) 748-2000 20 (204) 773-3422 130 (204) 427-2589 4 (204) 427-2589

Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

HARMON, L & L HARMON CHAROLAIS MELITA HATCH, TRENT OAK LAKE HATCH, TULLY J PLEASANT DAWN FARM OAK LAKE HINSBURG, EDWARD RAPID CITY HINSBURG, HERBERT CHARBURG CHAROLAIS RAPID CITY HINSBURG, KEN & KERRI KCH CHAROLAIS RAPID CITY HOPCRAFT, KEN & VONDA SUNNY RIDGE STOCK FARM GLENBORO HUDON, FRANK & FAYE F & F HUDON FARMS MCAULEY HUNTER, DOUG HUNTER CHAROLAIS ROBLIN JACKSON, CARMAN & DONNA HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARM INGLIS JOHNSON, T & M TEE M JAY FARMS ASHERN JOHNSTON, SCOTT JOHNSTON CHAROLAIS RATHWELL JONES, L & K LTK CATTLE CO MELITA KERR, ROBERT KERR CHAROLAIS BOWSMAN KRAUSE, ROYCE, NOREEN, DARRY KRAUSE CHAROLAIS PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE KRUK CHAROLAIS SOURIS LARADE, JIM LARADO CATTLE CO. ERIKSDALE MARTENS, B & E MARTENS CHAROLAIS BOISSEVAIN MCDONALD, BERT/JUDY JMB CHAROLAIS BROOKDALE MCDONALD, RON SIDNEY MILLIKEN, IAN J MEADOWS CHAROLAIS RESTON MURRAY, SCOTT WHITE PRIDE CHAROLAIS MELITA MYHRE, HANS DH CHAROLAIS DAUPHIN NYKOLIATION, GORDIE JAMES BEAVER CREEK CHAROLAIS VIRDEN NYKOLIATION, MERVIN LENORE OLMSTEAD, BRYCE CARBERRY

50 (204) 522-3566 95 (204) 855-3078 99 (204) 855-2402 4 (204) 826-2114 1 (204) 826-2876 38 (204) 826-2445 14 (204) 824-2115 2 (204) 722-2283 67 (204) 937-2531 91 (204) 564-2547 100 (204) 768-2819 29 (204)749-2247 45 (204) 686-2358 16 (204) 236-4380 17 (204) 857-8056 41 (204) 483-3589 6 (204) 739-5383 110 (204) 534-6952 59 (204) 354-2267 63 (204) 466-2883 20 (204) 877-3346 36 (204) 522-8552 14 (204) 638-7413 32 (204) 748-1265 41 (204) 838-2107 3


OLSON, JIM LEJ CHAROLAIS PORTAGE LA PRAIRE PERIL, BARRY CONNECTION CATTLE CO. LORETTE PRESTON, JARED DOUBLE P DOUBLE R CHAROLAIS STE ROSE PRESTON, JARED STE. ROSE DU LAC RAMSEY, WAYNE RAMMER CHAROLAIS CARDALE REYKDAL FARM’S CHAROLAIS WINNIPEG BEACH ROBERTSON, JACK & JUSTIN BAR J CHAROLAIS AMARANTH SPRINGER, D SPRINGER CHAROLAIS RANCH ASHERN STEBELESKI, KEVIN OAKBURN STEBELESKI, KORY OAKBURN STEBELESKI, LILLIAN HAPPY HAVEN CHAROLAIS OAKBURN STEPPLER, DAN STEPPLER CHAROLAIS MIAMI TELFER, WAYNE TELFER FARM DAUPHIN TOMS, DONALD SUN DANCE CHAROLAIS AMARANTH VAN BUUREN, JENNA VAN BUUREN CHAROLAIS PIPESTONE VAN DE VELDE, DANIEL G. MARIAPOLIS WROBEL, PIERRE & LYNE DOMAINE DU CHAROLAIS GREEN RIDGE ZILKEY CHAROLAIS MANITOU

58 (204) 252-3115 9 (204) 261-0036 15 (204) 732-2054 5 (204) 732-2054 54 (204) 566-2314 25 (204) 389-5548 15 (204) 843-2986 35 (204) 768-2696 68 (204) 234-5425 2 (204)234-5425 38 (204) 234-5480 223 (204) 435-2021 22 (204) 638-8431 48 (204) 843-2917 34 (204) 854-2902 104 (204) 836-2613 48 (204) 427-2806 39 (204) 242-2758

NEW BRUNSWICK CHARTERS, KENDALL COUNTY LINE CHAROLAIS RUSAGONIS EASTWOOD, ROBERT DOWNEAST BELLEISLE CREEK JARVIS, E ROYDEN HARMINREST APOHAQUI LEBLANC, LOUIS LXL CHAROLAIS FARM HAUTE ABOUJAGANE MACDONALD, JENNIFER ST. MARYS KENT CO.

4 (506) 461-1796 22 (506) 485-2634 17 (506) 433-2396 32 (506) 532-4028 6 (506) 955-1989

NOVA SCOTIA CROOKER, L. JAMES L.J. CROOKER FOREST & FARM LTD. SOUTH BROOKFIELD CROUSE, BOYD R N W LUNENBURG CO JUNIPER HILL FARM HANTS CO. MCINNIS FAMILY FUNDY CHAROLAIS FARM NAPPAN

2 (902) 682-2211 10 (902) 634-3468 11 (902) 757-2286 16

RINGUETTE, JASON BRIDGETOWN

17 (902) 584-2204

ONTARIO 10 AITCHISON, A. A-J’S ACRES (705) 563-2478 NEW LISKEARD AITCHISON, BRUCE & CANDACE 5 ABC ACRES (705) 563-8272 NEW LISKEARD 33 AITKEN, BRIAN BRIDOR (519) 323-2538 MOUNT FOREST 15 ALL GIRL ACRES (705) 786-1466 LITTLE BRITAIN 9 ARMSTRONG, RALPH ARMSVIEW (613) 378-2265 NEWBURGH 10 ATKINSON, MARC ATKINSON CHAROLAIS (519) 925-5588 SHELBURNE BAIDEN, MIKE 6 (905) 649-2858 UXBRIDGE 1 BAKER, COLIN BAKER FARMS MADOC (613) 473-2452 BAKER, KEVIN & SHERRY 25 BAKER FARMS MADOC (613) 473-2452 BARBER, RICHARD & ANNE 18 BLACKBERRY BELLEVILLE (613) 962-0678 BARKER, JIM & SUSAN 22 SUNRISE CHAROLAIS STAYNER (705) 428-3205 BATEMAN, JUNE 6 J BAR B CHAROLAIS TWEED (613) 478-2217 BATEMAN, BOB & ARLENE 57 LAND O’LAKES CHAROLAIS MADOC (613) 473-4743 BELLHAVEN FARMS 8 BELLHAVEN FARMS COLDWATER (705) 835-6675 BLACK, KEITH 51 BLACKBERN FARM FORESTER’S FALLS (613) 646-2673 BLACK, KURTIS 20 WHITE WATER CHAROLAIS FORESTERS FALLS (613) 646-2120 BRIGGS, DOUG, EARL, CORY, RYAN 47 ECHO SPRING CHAROLAIS HAWKESTONE (705) 487-5840 BRIGGS, ERIN 2 EMB CHAROLAIS HAWKESTONE BROMLEY, EMILY 2 FONDOAK FARM RENFREW (613) 432-4655 BROWN, CARMAN 30 DUNSFORD (705) 793-2209 BUCHANAN, BRAD & SARAH 8 GOLD-BAR LIVESTOCK ARISS (519) 824-4353 BURGOMASTER, DONALD & SHARON 22 SHARODON PETERBOROUGH (705) 742-4062 CHARLTON, KENT 1 HANOVER (519 ) 369 5946 CLARKE, KEVIN 4 CLARKE CATTLE CO. DUNROBIN (613) 832-4194 COUGHLIN, BRETT 20 CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS COBDEN (613) 646-9741

COUGHLIN, BRIAN CORNERVIEW CHAROLAIS COBDEN DANALEE FARMS DANALEE FARMS HAGERSVILLE DEBOER, FRED HIGHLAND CREST FARMS LUCKNOW DEGURSE, MARK ANNUROC CHAROLAIS MOORETOWN DYCE, DANIEL PAIR-A-DYCE CHAROLAIS ARTHUR DYCE , JOHN & PENNY & FAMILY CHARDYCE CHAROLAIS ARTHUR DYCE, LINDSAY & KATHY LINKAT ARTHUR DYCE, PAUL & BRIDGETTE LUCKY DYCE FARMS GUELPH ELLERTON, KRYSTAL & PETER CRISTAL PINE FARM ENGLEHART FISCHER, GREG GREG FISCHER FARMS TEESWATER FRANCIS, ALLAN COBOCONK FRANCIS, BILL ONE ACRE CHAROLAIS COBOCONK FRY, BRUCE FRYS CHAROLAIS MARMORA HAKKESTEEGT, K KIRLENE CATTLE BRIGHTON HAMILTON, JEANNINE SEMEX ALLIANCE/ONT GUELPH HASTINGS, FERNEIDA & FLYNN M TUPPERVILLE HICKEY CHAROLAIS PETERBOROUGH HICKS, DR R BRYAN HICKS CHAROLAIS ARTHUR HOGG, GARTH, NELSON, MARK ACES HIGH LAND & CATTLE CO. HOGG, MICHEAL D DIAMOND H CHAROLAIS ROSENEATH HOLMES, TERRY & STUART HOLMESTEADER FARMS OSGOODE HUNT, JOHN & LINDA HUNT CHAROLAIS FARMS TWEED HUTCHINSON, IVAN AMABEC CHAROLAIS WARKWORTH HUTCHINSON, JIM HUTCHINSON PRICEVILLE KELLY, BRIAN TRIPLE K CHAROLAIS NAPANEE LANGSTAFF, LINDSAY WALLACEBURG

27 (613) 646-9741 10 (905) 768-5548 40 (519) 395-5902 7

1 (519) 848-5102 7 (519) 848-3941 29 (519) 848-5102 2 (519) 763-2346 15 (705) 544-2856 3 (519) 392-6106 1 10 (705) 454-8861 17 (705) 632-1138 28 (613) 475 3532 3 (519) 821-5060 1 (519) 864-4198 25 (705) 292-8049 55 (519) 766-2816 27 ROSENEATH 5 (905) 352-2753 17 (613) 826-2261 19 (613) 478-3924 22 (705) 924-2936 17 (519) 924-3486 26 (613) 378-2533 1 (519) 627-3464

(902) 667-8018

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LANGSTAFF, WAYNE DRESDEN LANGSTAFF, W KELLY WALLACEBURG LEEDER, EVERETT & LENORA THE MAPLES CHAROLAIS FRANKVILLE LORD, ALAN & DERRICK A AND D CHAROLAIS CODRINGTON MACKS CHAROLAIS CAMPBELLFORD MALONEY, ROGER M & L CATTLE CO INDIAN RIVER MCCASKIE, ERIN HOLLAND CENTRE MCCASKIE, PATRICK & ROSEMARY HOLLAND CENTRE MCFADDEN, JULIE POWASSAN MCGONEGAL, DAVID PEMBROKE MILLAR, ANDREW SUNNY MEADOWS FENELON FALLS MILLER, ALLAN MEDONTE CHAROLAIS HILLSDALE MILLER, DWAYNE JARVIS MILLER, GEORGE & DWAYNE MILLER LAND & LIVESTOCK LTD JARVIS MONTROY, COLIN C M CATTLE COMPANY HONEYWOOD MOYER, EVAN & MELANIE MOYER CATTLE CO GUELPH NAGORA, MARK WIDE ACRES FARM DOUGLAS NEAL, PETE & ANDE ANDEMAR CATTLE CO. ST. MARYS NESBITT, TREVOR, SCOTT & RYAN CEDARDALE CHAROLAIS NESTLETON OATTES, CRAIG OATTES CHAROLAIS COBDEN OATTES, JACK COBDEN ORMISTON, MATTHEW OMEMEE ORMISTON, MICHAEL KEITH WINDYVIEW FARM OMEMEE ORMISTON, PAUL WINDYVIEW FARM GUELPH O’ROURKE, J BARKLEY FITZROY HARBOUR O’ROURKE, WILLIAM HARBOUR HILL CHAROLAIS FITZROY HARBOUR PACKER, JEFF PACKER CHAROLAIS CHATSWORTH PARKER, JACK PARKER FARMS MIDLAND

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1 (519) 627-3464 5 (519) 627-3464 43 (613) 275-2930 2 (613) 475-2023 53 (705) 653-3221 37 (705) 295-6439 1 (519) 794-3722 8 (519) 794-3722 2 (705)724-3334 30 (613) 582-7031 22 (705) 887-5142 15 (705) 835-3310 1 (519) 587-2755 76 (519) 587-2755 4 (519) 939-0561 2 (519) 824-1865 9 (613) 649-2916 24 (519) 871-4703 124 (905) 986-4608 47 (613) 646-7988 3 (613) 646-7988 9 (416) 623-1676 8 (705) 799-6357 2 (519) 824-8457 12 (613) 623-6404 21 (613) 623-3854 34 (519) 376-9650 7 (705) 526-4103

PARKINSON, SARA RED RIBBON LIVESTOCK HILLSBURGH PARKINSON, WAYNE PARKLAND CATTLE CO. HILLSBURGH PATTON, CHESTER PATTON CHAROLAIS FARMS SHELBURNE PERRATT, ROBERT I CADILLAC STOCK FARMS MATHESON POTTER, BARRY GOLDEN MEADOW FARMS EARLTON RAE, BEV & DONNA B BAR D CHAROLAIS MOUNT FOREST REEKIE, HARVIE & JOHN BLUE MOUNTAINS CHAROLAIS CLARKSBURG REGIER, ERIC BEACH VALLEY FARMS PEMBROKE ROLLINS, CARLYLE ROLLANDA MADOC SAUNDERS, BRENT, JOHN, DARRELL SAUNDERS CHAROLAIS MARKDALE SCOTT, RALPH SCOTTSLEA FARMS BLYTH SMITH, ROBERT S. LINASH CHAROLAIS BRINSTON SNOBELEN, WANDA & SAM DUDGEON-SNOBELEN LAND & CATTLE RIPLEY STEAD, BRIAN BRI-NAN FARMS ALMONTE TAYLOR, JOSH DUNSFORD TAYLOR, MARK & SARAH KEMBLE TOMLINSON, GORD WHISKEY HOLLOW CATTLE CO. NORWOOD TROTTER, DYLAN COOPER CHAROLAIS MADOC TUPLING, CHESTER ROLLIN ACRES CHAROLAIS SHELBURNE TURNER, RODNEY & CAROLIN RAILHAVEN FARM GANANOQUE VAN CAMPEN, JOHN & DIANE VAN CAMPEN FARMS UTOPIA VAN TOL, JASON & CHRISTINE HIGH ROCK FARMS PETERBOROUGH WAGAR, JAMES WAGAR ROCK FARM LANSDOWNE WINTERS, WILLIAM & ROBERT WINTERS CHAROLAIS RENFREW

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LEWIS/GOOD, CHAD/TRENT TOAD HILL CHAROLAIS CHARLOTTETOWN MILTON, RICKY CHARHAVEN FARMS CORNWALL MILTON, RICKY & NANCY CORNERSTONE CHAROLAIS CORNWALL

1 (902) 368-3693 4 (902) 675-3204 4 (902) 393-8699

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LAROSE, RICHARD ST-ISIDORE DE CLIFTO LAROUCHE, ALAIN FERME AGRIFORFAIT ST NAZAIRE LAROUCHE, ALAIN FERME ALAIN LAROUCHE ST NAZAIRE LEHOUX, M. FRANCIS ST-JULIEN LEMAY, CLAUDE ST-GERARD DES-LAUREN LEVESQUE, BERTRAND, LUC & MARIO FERME LEVESQUE CHAROLAIS ENR KAMOURASKA LUSSIER, NICOLE PARE JONYDALE WEEDON MANNINGHAM, JEAN-CLAUDE LAURIERVILLE MANNINGHAM, ERIC LAURIERVILLE MCNEIL, RÉJEAN McNEIL CHAROLAIS FIGUERY MERCIER, JEAN L’ANGE-GARDIEN NADEAU, DENIS FERME DES TREMBLES SACRE-COEUR SAGUENAY OUELLET, CLEMENT FERME CLEMENT OUELLET L’ISLET-SUR-MER PALERME, ETIENNE FERME PALERME SENC GATINEAU PATRY, JEAN-PIERRE LA FERME PATRY DE WEEDON WEEDON POIRIER, FRANCOIS STE-AGATHE POIRIER, REAL STE-AGATHE PONTBRIAND, REJEAN ROXTON FALLS RABY, LEO THURSO RANCH OSTIGUY CHAROLAIS ST-CESAIRE ROY, YVAN FERME GERMAIN ROY SAINT-ANSEME SENAY, DANIEL & FRANCINE FERME SENYVILLE ST-CESAIRE SIMMS, EMILY CLARENDON SOPHIE FOSTER/YVES MARCOUX RANCH DU COYOTE SNC. NEDELEC STANDISH, ANGELA AYER’S-CLIFF ST-PIERRE FERME DALMAS ENRG ST-AUGUSTIN

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BOMOK, MICHELLE AM SUNRISE FARM BATTLEFORD BRIMNER CATTLE CO. MANOR CAMPBELL, JANELLE CAMPBELLS CHAROLAIS GRIFFIN CASAT, EUGENE & LORNE SOUTHRIDGE CHAROLAIS CLAYDON CATON, KEVIN SAND ROSE CHAROLAIS FORT QUAPELLE CAY, RANDY & SUSAN KINISTINO DR. MELANIE ROTH CHARHEAD RANCH INDIAN HEAD CHING, GLENN & WENDY BORDERLAND CATTLE COMPANY ROCKGLEN CONWAY, CHARLES & SUSAN CHAR-WAY CHAROLAIS CARON CROSSMAN, JIM CROSSMAN CHAROLAIS ROSETOWN CSADA, RALPH GRENFELL DAMSGAARD, TANYA MOOSE JAW DANIEL, LLOYD & CHRISTINA PRAIRIE SKY FARMS AVONLEA DARLENE PLEWIS & ROY HERTZ TOP STAR CHAROLAIS SWIFT CURRENT DARNETH CHAROLAIS SWIFT CURRENT DEOBALD, GARNER & LORI CEDARLEA FARMS HODGEVILLE DOMES, BARBARA DOMES CHAROLAIS BIGGAR ELDER, RON & MIKE ELDER CHAROLAIS FARM CORONACH ESMOND & SONS, SANDRA HILLCREST CHAROLAIS TUGASKE EVANS, BROCK HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS SASKATOON EVANS, MARVIN N. HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS KENASTON EVANS, LAYNE HORSESHOE E CHAROLAIS KENASTON FLADELAND, DENNIS FLADELAND FARMS GLADMAR FLADELAND, WAYNE FLADELAND LIVESTOCK GLADMAR GILLILAND, GREG GILLILAND BROS CHAROLAIS CARIEVALE GILLILAND, RON/CODY GILLILAND BROS. CARIEVALE

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59 GRAJCZYK, DAVE GRAYCHAR CHAROLAIS CATTLE BREEDERS MORTLACH (306) 355-2229 GRUNERT, K. & B. 36 4-G CHAROLAIS RANCH YORKTON (306) 782-5814 HARCOURT, DOUG & TAMMY 50 HARCOURT CHAROLAIS (306) 383-2346 QUILL LAKE 45 HAYLOCK, KEVIN BAR H CHAROLAIS (306) 697-2901 GRENFELL 55 HERBACK, VELON PALMER CHAROLAIS LAND & CATTLE CO LTD BLADWORTH (306) 567-5545 HILDEBRAND, ISAAC 60 ANGLE H STOCK FARM DEBDEN (306) 724-4907 HOWE, MICHAEL 14 (306) 691-5011 MOOSE JAW HOWE, DOUG & DALE 48 WHITE CAP CHAROLAIS MOOSE JAW (306) 693-2127 6 HUBER, TREVOR & STEPHANIE HUB CHAROLAIS (306) 329-4418 ASQUITH INGLIS, R., B. & L. 53 RIDGE ROAD CHAROLAIS YORKTON (306) 782-0554 JONES, CRAIG & SHELLY 34 BOX J RANCH COCHIN (306) 386-2728 JONES, MATT 16 JONES CHAROLAIS GULL LAKE (306) 671-7820 KING, ALEX B 28 ROCANVILLE (306) 645-2955 KING, ALDYN 37 ROCANVILLE (306) 645-4383 KLASSEN, DAVID 24 SONNINGDALE (306) 237 4860 KNUTSON, CLIFFORD 1 CLAY ENTERPRISES WAPELLA KORMOS, CLAYTON 7 YORKTON (306) 782-5852 LANOIE BROS 162 ST VICTOR (306) 642-4093 LYNCH, MIKE 1 WARMAN (306) 242-6159 MACMILLAN CHAROLAIS 30 SASKATOON (306) 931-2893 MANGELS, GLEN & LORI 55 JORDAN RIVER CHAROLAIS ARBORFIELD (306) 769-4132 MARTENS, SYLVAN 97 MARTENS CATTLE CO. GLENBUSH (306) 342-2099 MARTIN, COLLIN & KIMBERLY 100 MARTIN CHAROLAIS NAICAM (306) 874-2186 MARTIN, RON & KATHY 22 SILVER FOXX CHAROLAIS SILTON (306) 731-3248 MCAVOY, MICHAEL 74 ARELEE (306) 237-4464 MCCORMACK, DOUG SCOTT CAROLINE 3 MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH GRENFELL (306) 697-2945 MCTAVISH, BRIAN & BETTY 80 MOOSOMIN (306) 435-4125 MOORE, DOUGLAS 40 REDVERS (306) 452-3708

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MORRIS, JACK & NADINE DELISLE MOULDING, JOHN LAUREL CREEK RANCH ABERNATHY NAHACHEWSKY CHAROLAIS NORQUAY NEILSON, THERON MELVILLE NEILSON, WILF & RUTH COUGAR HILL RANCH MELVILLE NEILSON, REGIS COUGAR HILL RANCH MELVILLE NEILSON, MIKE NEILSON CATTLE COMPANY WILLOWBROOK NORHEIM CHAROLAIS FARM SASKATOON OBERLE, RALPH, LORRAINE, KEL CIRCLE 7 CHAROLAIS SHAUNAVON ORAM, MARK VALLEYS END RANCH CENTRAL BUTTE PALASCHUK, WALTER WPLB CHAROLAIS RAYMORE PALMER, ROBERT G BLADWORTH PASCHKE, RAY & BEATRICE PINE BLUFF FARM LOVE PAXMAN, BRETT WEYBURN PAYNE, DEBRA & ROCKY PAYNE LIVESTOCK LLOYDMINSTER PENO VALLEY CHAROLAIS PIERCELAND PERROT, JOHN V & ROSEMARIE NAICAM PLEWIS, DARWIN T SWIFT CURRENT PREDINCHUK, ANITA FOAM LAKE PRUDEN, L & K PRUDEN CHAROLAIS QUILL LAKE QUALMAN, KELSEY DUNDURN QUALMAN, LORRAINE K DUNDURN QUALMAN, KEN & LORRAINE DUNDURN RADCHENKO CHAROLAIS FARMS BATTLEFORD RAILTON, DON R SINTALUTA

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36 RINK, RODNEY SUNSET RIDGE RANCH WATROUS (306) 259-4960 ROSENGREN, HOWARD G 13 (306) 458-2514 MIDALE 125 ROSSO, DARWIN & KEVIN ROSSO CHAROLAIS MOOSE JAW (306) 693-2384 ROSSO CHAROLAIS & RUDIGER RANCH LTD. 3 (306) 693-2384 MOOSE JAW 63 ROW, WILLIAM L CHARROW CHAROLAIS (306) 387-8011 MARSHALL 34 RUTTEN, BRAD DIAMOND R STOCK FARMS WAWOTA (306) 739-2781 SAMPSON, GUY 48 C & G ACRES DAVIDSON (306) 567-4207 SAUDER, GLEN 43 CHARTOP CHAROLAIS (306) 672-3979 GULL LAKE 18 SAUDER, G M (LYN) CHARTOP CHAROLAIS GULL LAKE (306) 672-3979 SERHIENKO, DENNIS & LISSA 38 VOEGELI BROS CHAROLAIS MAYMONT (306) 389-2136 SIM, DOUG 21 SIM & SONS CHAROLAIS ROSETOWN (306) 882-3239 SIMPSON, CLIFF 11 CHAROSE ACRES ROSETOWN (306) 882-3141 SIMPSON, DELORES IRENE 30 WHEATHEART CHAROLAIS ROSETOWN (306) 882-6444 D W HICKS & SONS 19 MIDNIGHT LAKE CHAROLAIS GLASLYN (306) 342-4901 SPARROW, CAM 169 A SPARROW FARMS LTD. VANSCOY (306) 668-4218 SPRAY, BRIAN 48 TRADEWINDS CHAROLAIS LINTLAW (306) 325-4582 STEPHEN, KELLY 27 STEPHEN CHAROLAIS FARM MOOSOMIN (306) 435-2087 STEWART, PETER H 21 SIMPSON (306) 836-4613 STEWART, TREVOR L 15 SIMPSON (306) 836-4613 STEWART, SHANNON T 5 SIMPSON (306) 836-4613 STEWART & SONS, CAMERON 167 CSS CHAROLAIS PAYNTON (306) 895-4316 SWISTUN, DONNIE 32 NORTH BATTLEFORD (306) 445-9868

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SYDORKO, RICHARD & WADE MUTRIE FARMS GLENAVON TEMPLE, BRIAN & DENISE TEMPLE FARMS CARROT RIVER TREMBLAY, JEROME COURVAL VERMEULEN, RON VEE R BAR CHAROLAIS CEYLON VOEGELI, DARLENE VOEGELI BROS CHAROLAIS MAYMONT VOEGELI BROS CHAROLAIS MAYMONT WALDNER, JOHN CENTRAL BUTTE WALKER, IVAN DIAMOND W CHAROLAIS HUDSON BAY WALKER, ORLAND DIAMOND W CHAROLAIS HUDSON BAY WAWEDASH FARMS ALSASK WEINBENDER, CAREY & LEEANN SLIDING HILLS CHAROLAIS CANORA WESTON, WENDALL W BRICNEY STOCK FARM LTD. MAIDSTONE WIELGOSZ, STEPHEN & KRISTIN CREEK’S EDGE LAND & CATTLE YELLOW CREEK WIELGOSZ, RUSSELL RUSS CHAR CHAROLAIS ROSE VALLEY WIENS, LEROY DALMENY WILGENBUSCH, JOHN WILGENBUSCH CHAROLAIS HALBRITE WILLIAMS, EDMOND BAR EW CHAROLAIS MACRORIE WILLIAMSON, K. & S. CHARHEAD RANCH INDIAN HEAD WINDER, ADAM DONMOORE FARMS RAYMORE WOURMS, SHAWN GRAYSON ZENTNER, MICHAEL & ANNETTE DOGPATCH ACRES LEROY ZERR, RICHARD & MARJORIE RICH-MARZ CHAROLAIS QU’APPELLE

66 (306) 429-2215 29 (306) 768-3218 110 (306) 394-4406 27 (306) 454-2634 39 (306) 389-4605 36 (306) 389-4605 3 (306) 796-4741 50 (306) 865-3953 65 (306) 865-3953 133 (306) 968-2414 61 (306) 563-6678 46 (306) 893-4510 123 (306) 279-2033 16 (306) 322-4652 16 (306) 254-4255 251 (306) 458-2688 8 (306) 243-4509 9 (306) 695-2024 10 (306) 746-2101 35 (306) 877-2121 34 (306) 287-4008 16 (306) 699-2563


PROFILE Candace By

Ranch to Retail Program Benefits All n the fall of 2007, the Canadian dollar was climbing and the price of feeder cattle was dropping. It culminated the day that Pincott Ranches sold their calves. They knew they had to do something different to market their whole year’s income rather than put it at risk on a given day. Tal Pincott called Bob Hopcott the night before the sale to see if he could find another buyer for their calves. It was too short of notice but Bob said let’s stay in touch. Tal took this opportunity to visit with Bob and here is the rest of the story. Ted’s parents, Ted Sr. and Gwen Pincott moved to 100 Mile House from a half acre, waterfront property in Dollarton, Vancouver, in 1954. Ted’s dad had promised his mom a new house within three years, but she certainly wasn’t prepared for the home she was about to inhabit. The farmhouse was built in 1918 and had newspaper insulation in the rafters. It had been vacant for a year and the mice had made a good home. The people before them had taken most

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everything but one sow and it had broken the door to find shelter and odd bits of food (sack of potatoes, some flour, etc.). When Ted and his Dad went ahead of the family to clean the place up a bit, he didn’t know what his mother would think. She arrived with her other two children and a gentleman down the road the family knows as Uncle Tom, pointed the way for her to go. It was a cart track that hadn’t been used in a year and there were willows growing in the middle of it. He assured her there weren’t any that would damage the car and now that a family was

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living there, the municipality would come along and scrape the trees off the road. The first winter was a tough one. Ten days after she arrived the temperature dipped to 40 below. Ted’s Dad broke his back and crushed his foot in a logging accident early in the winter and spent the next six months in Shaughnessy in the hospital. Ted’s Mom had to haul water from the creek, feed 25 cows and manage with three children ages six, eight and ten with no farming or country life experience. Uncle Tom, their closest neighbour, helped see

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them through the winter. After that winter, she was prepared for the life ahead. When the power came through in 1957, Ted’s uncle was digging power pole holes and working on the line. He convinced them his place was only 3 poles off the line and he should get it. He must have been an amiable guy, because he got it done, when no one else in the rural areas even one pole off the line got it for another three years. What a difference that made to his cityturned-country wife. Ted and Rita took the farm over from his parents and have raised four boys on the ranch. All of them work off the farm now, but they all put time in when they can. Tal is the oldest and he and his wife Mandy have two girls. He has worked at the Oriented Strand Board plant, in 100 Mile House, for over twenty years. He works four days on and four days off and spends what time he can on the ranch. He basically handles the marketing of the herd production. Kent and his wife Becky have two boys. Kent is the forester and is an in-house contractor for West Fraser Mills. He looks after the farm woodlot where they cut 800m3/year. They have woodland lease on 1500 acres of crown land and are responsible for the management and reforestation of the trees. You have to sign up for fifteen years and the rotations runs in five year intervals. You plant only where you log and it takes pines 80-90 years to mature and firs 120-150 years, so you will only cut an area once in a lifetime. It’s a sustainable program.

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Rough terrain where the Pincott cattle graze

A few years ago they were forced to log a large area because of the pine beetles. There was no choice in the matter as forest health is a priority with the government. Unfortunately, this had its downside. The income created a tax issue that couldn’t be deferred. When the logging is supposed to offer a stable income for the operation on a yearly basis, it actually created a problem for the entire operation, and they had no say in the matter. Logging prices have really dropped in the past 20 years. They used to receive $140 per m3 and now they receive $60 per m3. It has basically done the same thing as cattle prices in the past twenty years. Levi has one son. He owns logging and farming equipment, he custom farms, fights fire and contract fences privately and for the government. He is the farmer and the mechanic of the crew. From a very young age, he has liked and had a natural aptitude for

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equipment. He helps out when time allows. Wayne was just recently married to Tiffany. He lives at the main ranch and handles the day to day operations. He also has 110 Black Angus, some purebred and some commercial. He starts calving his purbreds on the first of March and the ranch cows start at the end of the month. He sets up three irrigation systems with 350 pieces of hand line to raise 1300 tons of feed for the winter. He is also an auctioneer and sorts cattle for the BC Livestock Producers Co-op Market in Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. He does some judging and showing in the purebred circles. Pincott Ranch runs 330 breeding females, maintaining over 50 miles of fence. They crown bush graze 31,000 acres from roughly May 15th to October 31st. Turn out on the crown land has been June 1st for the past

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We can sell our Charcross heifers for $100 more than anything on the market we would want to use as replacements – it just didn’t make sense to keep them.

few years. They have 1200 acres of fall grazing designated for when the cows come home at the end of October. Sometimes it lasts until the snow flies and sometimes they have to start feeding before snowfall, it just depends on the year. They also lease just under 4000 acres of grass. They could probably handle 400 breeding females, but hay is their limiting factor. Their hay land is normally irrigated, but that hasn’t been necessary this year. They always get two cuts, but the wet summer this year has made it difficult to get it all off. They start silaging and when it is dry enough they switch to haying, this year that just hasn’t happened. When they are normally starting their second cut at the end of August, they

were just finishing their first cut. They reseed their alfalfa every 1015 years and use oats as a cover crop. They don’t fertilize as high as is recommended simple because the cost has increased so much. They have also noticed a huge increase in fuel cost that eats into their bottom line. They are the only cattle producer in their range unit. There are some producers with 15-30 cows, but the days of 1000 cow operations seem to be gone. A lot of cattle come from other areas to graze, as yearlings, in the area for the summer. They run red baldies in their cowherd, a predominantly Angus x

Our Charolais heifers outsell 40% of the steers on the market and all other heifers.

Hereford herd with some Simmental influence. Ted says with a smile, “It’s the only cow better than a black baldie.” They buy all of their replacements now and only from somebody with a reputable herd that

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If I can get those heifers at the same price as the steers, I think it’s a buy. When I get them home, you won’t believe what they’ll do.

” has been producing a good product for a long time. They have been buying bred heifers or cows with calves at side as it has been more cost effective in recent years. They used to buy heifer calves, but the wait for cost recovery just wasn’t efficient. “We can sell our Charcross heifers for $100 more than anything on the market we would want to use as replacements,” Tal explains, “it just didn’t make sense to keep them. Our Charolais heifers outsell 40% of the steers on the market and all other heifers. When we buy bred cows, we can sell the calves with the rest of our program because we can guarantee they haven’t been implanted. We would never send a straight black or Hereford heifer calf to Bob, it just wouldn’t be fair. After he has seen what our Charcross heifers can do, it would just seem dishonest.” “We had been raising Charcross calves for 5 years when a guy from Ontario came to their sale with two liners looking for tan Charolais calves. The local buyers knew he wanted them and they would push him. They thought it was a big joke. We sold one package of heifers one cent below steer price and one package above steer price. They were heckling him from the stands, ‘Hey do you know those are heifers?’ After the sale he told me, ‘Those guys can laugh all they want. If I can get those heifers at the same price as the steers, I think it’s a buy. When I get them home, you won’t believe what they’ll do. Let them talk,” Ted recalls.

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Maple Leaf Charolais FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE THE ONLY "COMPLETELY FULL FRENCH SIRED" SALE IN CANADA BREEDING FULL FRENCH SINCE 1966

OCTOBER 22, 2011 At the Lakedell Ag. Centre (from HWY 2, take HWY 13 go 29kms west to Lakedell school then 1.5 kms south)

40 HEAD ON OFFER • 8 Cow/Calf Pairs • 15 Bred Heifers • 9 Bred Cows Contact us for a sale catalogue if you aren’t already on our mailing list: Tom & Carey Stewart • 780-352-5902 or 780-312-4245 George Stewart • 780-352-4817 mapleleafchar@xplornet.com

Thanks to all who bought and bid at this year’s Size Matters Charolais Bull Sale. Hope that your calves “Top the Market” on sale day. Your support in our program is greatly appreciated!

Sliding Hills CHAROLAIS

Carey, LeeAnn, Sarah, Laura & Dale Weinbender Box 1809, Canora, SK S0A 0L0

306.563.6678 clweinbender@gmail.com

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They currently run twenty herdsires all from the same breeder and seventeen of which come from the same sire. They prefer horned bulls, but openly admit it could be a throw-back to their experience in the old Horned and Polled Hereford days. They start breeding on the range on June 15th on 4000 acres. They run 17-20 cows per bull and try to put a mix of aged bulls with yearlings in each group. They pull the bulls as they gather the cattle in the fall and they spend the winter with a full feeder of good hay. They don’t get any special feed, just all they want. Their calves sell between November 1st and 15th. In 2007 when the Canadian dollar hit $1.10, the calf prices dropped dramatically over night and they knew they were in trouble. They have to book their calves in to the market far in advance and have trucks lined up, they just couldn’t walk out of the commitment. Tal got on the phone trying to find one more buyer to sit in the front row to try to minimize the disaster and contacted Bob Hopcott, Hopcott Farms, Pitt Meadows, to see if he could be there. As it turned out, he didn’t make it that year, but he called after the sale to see how they made out and extend an invitation for further discussion in the future. Their calves sold for $.79 and $.83, a dramatic drop in market. Ted had pastured calves for Bob Hopcott thirty years earlier so the relationship had a basis. Tal picked up the ball and visited Bob one afternoon. Tal knew he had to be prepared, every rancher thinks they have the best cattle, but went armed to prove his point. They had fed their calves at Prime Time Feeders in Innisfail, Alberta, in 2005 and got one report that showed their steers gained 4.63 lb/day over a 30 day period. He took records of their past sales in the auction mart showing they topped the market that day. He had to convince him to try a load and knew their sale records would work in his favour. He wanted him to take a load of heifers as he thought they produced 26

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Pincott sileage bags

exceptional heifers and were more consistant than their steers. The first load Bob took proved his point. They gained 3.36 lb/day on a soft ration, without implants. Bob was amazed and couldn’t believe what they did. He figured that if they had been implanted steers, he would have easily seen a 4.36 lb. gain per day. The change in marketing also demanded some changes in management. All a producer is trying to do is get one more cent per pound out of his calves. You do lots of things that you just don’t get paid for, like age verification, vaccination, implants. It all adds up and only equals expenses, not payoffs. When selling to Hopcott Farms they pay no trucking, no commission and minimal shrink. They wean the calves

Pincotts have noticed the Charolais bulls have brought the quality up on the poorer cattle. You just don’t get the runts at the bottom end.

” onto the truck, they travel five hours and are weighed and that is what they get paid. The price is based on

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an average of five sales in the area with a premium added for their vaccinations and herd health. They sell two loads directly to Hopcott in the fall, a load of their heaviest heifers and a load of their heaviest steers. They go directly to the feedlot at Pitt Meadows, just outside of Vancouver. Hopcott buys a third load which is sent to a place at Lumby to be backgrounded. The last load of about 75 of the smaller, later calves, possibly twins, Pincotts keep until August of the following year. These August yearlings are priced based on the average of the steers at two yearling sales, one at the end of August and one in September, with their premium added. The calves going to Andrews, in Lumby, to be background are green. Andrews thought they were too thin. They have noticed them to be a little spookier than cattle that calve in stockyards and have human contact regularly, but they settle and gain well. After a short period of time on feed, they are just as quiet as the rest. Bob Hopcott has visited the herd and couldn’t believe the conditions where they thrive. His most memorable comment was “What do they eat?” The grazing is hard grass in the hills with sharp drops and little forage. Their bull seller also visited the herd and said that if he had seen the conditions before he sold them bulls, he didn’t think he would have allowed them to purchase one of his bulls. People that don’t come from this bush country just don’t understand how you can bring cattle out of it in the fall. Pincotts have noticed the Charolais bulls have brought the quality up on the poorer cattle. You just don’t get the runts at the bottom end. Even the lighter 75 they hold for a year end up being a consistent product when they are delivered. When they started in Charolais (they bought their first Charolais bull on November 15, 1983) everyone told them they would be more work. Tal has noticed the calves are much more independent. They are not always beside their mothers when grazing and graze at an earlier age. They get on feed quickly at continued on page 30


DEVELOPED OVER 25 YEARS, THIS GREAT COWHERD IS ONLY AVAILABLE DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. EVERYTHING UNDER EIGHTS YEARS OF AGE IS SELLING.

For more information or to tour the herd this summer, give us a call... Sale Manager:

Judy Hart & Bert McDonald 204-354-2267 Murray & Marshall McDonald 204-354-2118

Helge and Candace By Res. 306-584-7937 Helge cell 306-536-4261 Candace cell 306-536-3374 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

See more on our website at www.charolaisbanner.com and view the catalogue online, when completed.

Thank you… to Cornerview Charolais, Cobden, ON for purchasing STA GIBSON'S FINEST 3X

Samples of our 2011 calf crop going to the 2012 Hi Weigh Bull Sale STA BENELLI 110Y Merit 5323R x SVS Nobleman 25N

STA WINCHESTER 103Y SVS Nobleman 25N x Dim Creek Dividend

A top seller at the 2011 Hi Weigh Breeders Bull Sale

FULL BROTHER TO STA GIBSON'S FINEST 3X

Also, thank you to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK for purchasing STA Five Star 36X

Shawn & Tanya Airey & family Box 62, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0

T/F: 204-328-7704 shawn_and_tanya@hotmail.com

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The 75 calves they keep for August delivery are given their two vaccine boosters and Ivomec two weeks before their delivery. Their bulls are selected primarily on birth weight. Anything over 100 pounds is not given a second look.

Hopcott Farms Guarantee

weaning and don’t stand around bawling for two days. Their management now includes banding all of the bull calves at birth and herd marking them. In May they are vaccinated, dehorned, RFID tagged and treated with Ivomec. They vaccinate with Pyramid 4 with Presponse and Vision 7 with Somnus. Although many people don’t Ivomec calves, a few years ago they were advised by their veterinarian that it may be useful for their calves before they go to grass. When they thought about it, the calves are probably going from the most intensive area, sucking on dirty udders to pristine forest areas, so it made sense to deworm before they went out. They feel it has worked well, it is basically a spot between the shoulders and it is such a small dose it doesn’t cost much. It has really caught on in the area and many people are doing it now. The calves are so healthy, they just haven’t had problems. They are tagged, boostered for their vaccines and treated with Ivomec two weeks before weaning so there is no stress at time of shipping. Bob has commented that “a monkey could feed these calves; there is just no need to treat sickness.” The cows are given scour guard in February and the same two vaccines in February as their calves. In February they also do Express 5 for BVD. They started this program in 2010. They test all of their bulls for BVD before they go out in the herd the first time so they know they will not be presenting any PI (persistent infector) calves to Bob. The cows are also given vaccine boosters and Ivomec at weaning. 30

The best part about our relationship with Hopcott Farms is the transparency.

” They keep track of the bloodlines and have definitely found some to be easier doing than others. All of their 20 herdbulls are from one breeder and 17 are by one sire. They never baby their yearlings. They go in the wintering pen of 60 acres with all of the other bulls and eat the same. Their bulls aren’t bedded in the winter, but they do have lots of trees for shelter. All of the bulls are semen tested before being turned out in the spring. They keep bulls for 6 or 7 years and sell them in the fall off the range at 2000 lbs. “The best part about our relationship with Hopcott Farms is

the transparency. Bob takes everything we have and doesn’t have to doctor them. He gives us feedback on what doesn’t perform and we can trace it back to the cowherd. Everyone is accountable and it’s good for both sides. The relationship is positive because everyone is telling the truth and the proof is in the performance. When you sell your cattle through the market you get no feedback or information to use to improve your program. With Hopcott, we’re accountable with one phone call. Bob visits us, we visit him, it’s an open door of information,” Tal explains. Hopcott Farms started when Fred Hopcott bought the farm in 1932. Fred milked cows for 30 year, when in the mid 60s, Fred and his son Bob started feeding cattle. Bob is the second generation and his children are third. He deals in the feedlot end of the business and his children are involved in the many expanded areas of the operation. They are situated at continued on page 32

15,000 cars pass their farm on Dewdney Trunk Road each day.

A pen of Pincott yearlings just off grass, delivered to Hopcott Farms

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DRD CHAROLAIS DISPERSAL SALE Saturday, December 17th, 2011 • Heartland Livestock, Regina, SK

100 HEAD SELL:

40 Cow/Calf Pairs • 10 Bred Cows • 6 Bred Heifers • 3 Herdbulls Most are Polled • Many Red Factors

Many cow families that can only be developed over 25 years of breeding. Honest working, productive cattle that will work. For more information or to receive a catalogue, contact:

DRD Charolais

Sale Manager:

Don Railton Box 91, Sintaluta, SK S0G 4N0 306-727-4927 drd@sasktel.net

Helge and Candace By 306-584-7937 H cell 306-536-4261 C cell 306-536-3374 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Watch for the catalogue online at www.bylivestock.com

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Hopcott barns and corn

Pitt Meadows, practically on the corner of Dewdney Trunk Road and Highway 7 just outside of Vancouver. 15,000 cars pass their farm on Dewdney Trunk Road each day and if you count what goes by on Highway 7, it is an exponential increase in marketing possibilities. In the mid 90s, all of the packing plants left British Columbia and Bob Hopcott was left with no market for his fed cattle. They built the meat shop in 2006. They knew they couldn’t compete with the large feedlots, but they had enough for a meat shop if they did it right. They feed 8-900 head per year. They supply their meat shop and two shops in Vancouver, Beef Way on Kingsway and Green’s Market on West Broadway. They don’t send them a lot and don’t really want to get into supplying other markets with meat, as their store’s market needs to be kept strong. These two shops are far enough away, they feel they won’t interfere with their local business.

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They promote a healthy product with no hormonal implants and no antibiotics in the feed. They dry age everything 21 days or more. The signs in the store say it all and people

The good thing about the Charolais calves is we can hold them longer. We have found we just can’t stretch the Angus cattle out.

buy with confidence in the product. They buy 250-300 head each year from Pincotts and have been very pleased with the relationship. They also purchase cattle from three other selected ranches in British Columbia, one in Lumby and two in Merritt.

“Our biggest problem is that the Pincott calves are peas in a pod. We need to harvest fifteen head each week and we have found the December to March time the hardest to fill,” Bob explains. “This year we are adding a rancher from Merritt as a supplier because he has a fall calving program. It will give us a little more variation in finishing time. The good thing about the Charolais calves is we can hold them longer. We have found we just can’t stretch the Angus cattle out.” This year they are cutting the number of Angus they buy in half for this reason. As we walk through the feedlot Bob points out as we go by the Angus pen, “When you look at these cattle you can see they are just smaller, dumpier cattle. We are taking less this year because they just don’t work for our needs.” “We aim for a 1350 lb. live weight. If they get over an 875 lb. carcass Lance starts to complain.” Lance is Bob’s son-in-law who runs the meat shop. The animals are sent to an abattoir 4 miles down the road for slaughter and are returned to the Meat Shop 4-5 days later. When they are delivered to the meat shop, they have to be lifted onto the rail; this is where the size complaints begin. It is also hard to market a 24 oz. T-bone these days. They have to buy from farms directly to ensure they are purchasing a product with no implants. It is also a huge health advantage because the calves are never comingled at auction marts with other herds and are much

Marketing at a major intersection

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EXPERIENCE TALKS

The Relationship Between Protein and Birth Weights Dr. Bryan Hicks, DVM and Dr. Marianne Hunter, DVM

Although there is no definitive research to link the protein in feed to birth weights – Experience Talks. So we decided to talk to two veterinarians about their experiences in calving season. Here is what we found. Dr. Bryan Hicks, DVM Is there a relationship between birth weights and feeding protein? Certainly. Dietary protein needs to be considered as three separate components: soluble protein (lush green grass, urea), rumen digestible protein and by-pass protein. High levels of soluble protein are the cause of some infertility problems but that is a topic for another day. The soluble, digestible and by-pass proteins are necessary for maintenance and growth. The amount of protein in relationship to the energy available will determine how the animal responds. If the protein level is low then the animal tends to deposit fat but has associated health issues. If they are also pregnant, there is no effect on the birth weight of the calf. If the amount of protein is high and the energy requirements are being met or exceeded, then the animal tends to add muscle and frame. In a mature animal, increased growth due to the combination of high protein and excess energy is reflected in the calf. The magic number appears to be 15% protein. Below that we do not expect birth weights to be affected. Above that, we tell our producers to expect 1/10 of a pound per day or 3 pounds per month. We will intentionally feed fat dairy cows high protein rations (17%) to help them redistribute fat they have stored in their livers before drying-off. But a

dairy cow is only dry for 6 weeks and we are willing to trade a bigger birth weight calf (3-5 pounds) for a healthier cow at calving. In contrast, a beef cow is fed for 3 to 4 months as a dry cow, so inappropriately high protein levels can give a 9-12 pound increase in calf birth weight. Quite often we are asked to provide an opinion as to why a bull will obviously throw heavier calves from year to year. Sorry, but this one is the cow’s fault. Actually, it is the farmer’s fault but we are going to blame the cow. The truth of the matter is that the farmer will tell you that he had some pretty good feed and was looking forward to no problems because “he had treated his cows real well” when actually he was killing them with kindness. As with a lot of other things in life, protein is best when fed in moderation. There is a ditch on either side of the road but somewhere in the middle is just OK. Dr. Marianne Hunter, DVM It’s all about balance between energy and protein. Usually the limiting factor in most rations for cows especially is energy. Protein is not an issue because most feedstuffs meet the requirement for a cow. However, when we start trying to balance the ration for energy we generally end up with too much protein. I think this is where the problem starts. Excess protein ends up going into the fetus which ends up giving us higher birth weights. Excess energy will do the same, but, we don’t usually overfeed energy to our cows. This really comes into play when we start having either poor quality feed or cold weather when Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

the energy requirements are not met on a daily basis and the intake increases to compensate for a negative energy balance. There are quite a few papers out of the States that say a contributing factor especially in cold weather (same would apply for poor feed and poorly conditioned cows) is that the cows feel the cold and the compensatory increase in blood flow also causes an increase in blood flow to the uterus. This increased flow of course increases the amount of protein delivered to the fetus, therefore delivering bigger calves. And we do see bigger calves on poor conditioned cows or during extensive cold weather. The earlier producers calve, the more the weather will affect them, it’s just common sense. Energy requirements are higher and rumen size is decreased because of the size of the fetus at that time of year. Last winter I found proof of this with clients in our area. We saw poorer quality feed, ie less energy, but generally the calf size was increased, especially on the early calves. The early calves are in the third trimester of the pregnancy and this is the rapid growth phase for the fetus. More nutrients will produce bigger calves. It was cooler earlier on and the feed intake was up. Take for example feedlot cows that are fed a high energy ration. Any cows that calve in the feedlot generally do not have any difficulty and calf size is what I would call normal. They also do not tend to feel the cold as much. I did have a situation where a commercial producer fed second cut alfalfa to his bred heifers. He used the same bulls both years. The previous year he had very little difficulty, but the year he used the second cut where the protein content continued on page 34

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events September 30 to October 2 Olds Fall Classic, Olds, AB. (Alberta Designate Show) (A B.O.S.S Show)

November 24 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale, 3:00 p.m., Regina, SK

October 9 Erin Charolais Show, Erin, ON (A B.O.S.S Show)

November 25 Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Regina, SK (A B.O.S.S Show)

October 15 Autumn Prestige Sale, 6:30 p.m., Lindsay (ON) Sale Barn

December 2 Sterling Collection Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

October 22 Maple Leaf Charolais Female Production Sale, Lakedell Ag Centre, Lakedell, AB

December 2 Alberta Charolais Association AGM, Red Deer, AB

November 4 Manitoba Livestock Expo Charolais Show, 1:00 p.m., Brandon, MB (A B.O.S.S Show)

December 3 Alberta Select Charolais Bull and Female Sale and Show, Red Deer Westerner, Red Deer, AB

November 4 Royal Agriculture Winter Fair Canadian National Charolais Show, 12:00 p.m., Toronto, ON (A Double Points B.O.S.S Show)

December 7 Stauffer Land and Livestock’s Lock, Stock and Barrel Complete Herd Dispersal, 1:00 p.m., Vold Jones Vold Auction Mart, Ponoka, AB

November 5 Royal Elite Beef Breeds Sale, 6;30 p.m., Toronto Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, ON

December 12 P Bar 3 Complete Dispersal Sale, at the Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB

November 10 Saskatoon Fall Fair Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Saskatoon, SK (A B.O.S.S Show) November 10 Farmfair International Charolais Show, 2:00 p.m., Edmonton, AB (A B.O.S.S Show)

December 12 Bar Punch Ranch Complete Dispersal Sale, following the P Bar 3 Dispersal, at P Bar 3 Ranch, Medicine Hat, AB

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February 20 “Tip the Scale Bull Sale”, Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB February 21 29th Annual Performance Tested Charolais Bull Sale, Rawes Ranches, Strome, AB February 25 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Optimum Genetics, Regina, SK March 9 A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 17 Pleasant Dawn Farms 10th Annual Bull Sale, Hearland Livestock, Virden, MB March 27 Steppler Farms 1st Annual Bull Sale, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB April 2 9th Annual North of the 49th Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 12 Size Matters Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at Sliding Hills charolais farm, Canora, SK

December 17 DRD Charolais Dispersal Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Regina, SK

June 10-22 World Charolais Congress, United Kingdom

December 19 JMB Charolais “Nothing Held Back” Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

July 9-13 Canadian Charolais Youth Conference & Show, Olds, Alberta

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was high, we were there quite often and the condition on the heifers was not excessive. The calves were just huge. It is harder to generalize when it comes to bred heifers because their energy and protein requirements are much greater. There are too many factors affecting birth weight and I guess it is easier to blame the bull than your own management. We have seen a

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drastic decrease in the number of large calves born as producers learn to manage their cowherds better. Later calving also tends to negate some of the issues because of the milder weather during the development of the fetus. Basically, you want balance in your cattle and in your rations. With a conscious effort toward this, calving can be more enjoyable and rewarding. Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

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HERD HEALTH

Backgrounding & Preimmunization Roy Lewis DVM

In most areas with above average feed stores, and lots of pasture still available, backgrounding your own calves may be a viable option. Over the past several years with fluctuating prices cow-calf operators have for the majority sold their calves directly off the cow. While this yielded maximum price with minimal risk the distances to feedlots are increasing, trucking fees have increased and the public are cracking down on situations where high death losses result. Backgrounding of calves should be reviewed and a plan set in place. Producers both purebred and commercial are in the best position to control stress and maximize resistance to disease when timing of weaning is totally in their control. It has been proven time and again in the past with preimmunized (vaccinated) calves both morbidity (% getting sick) and mortality (% dying) are reduced. If you have not immunized at spring turnout for the common diseases such as blackleg (7 or 8 Way), IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV, and histophilus somni consider it now. Most veterinarians are recommending these as the common infectious diseases to vaccinate for. If the classic shipping fever pneumonias are encountered the pasteurella organisms can be vaccinated for as well. The most important thing to remember is the calves ideally should have protection to these diseases before the stress of weaning occurs. If done already at spring turnout the booster can be given right at weaning. The timing of the booster is not as critical as getting the initial shots into calves early. Any other stressful procedures such as branding, castration or dehorning are best done ahead of weaning as well. Hopefully these procedures are already done but if not, don’t leave them until weaning.

The only stress at weaning should be the weaning event itself. A good hint when branding is definitely use small calf irons, clip the hair first and minimize your characters. Branding in my mind is the most stressful procedure of all and if it can be avoided, eliminate it. If the calves were NOT immunized at spring turnout the priming or initial shots should be given at least two weeks prior to the major stress of weaning. This allows the calves to achieve maximum immunity. This requires the herd to be brought in, separated, immunized and put back together. Effort that is well worth the investment in healthier calves that go on to gain well and hopefully making you profit. Remember to implant steers and non-replacement heifers to maximize growth. A proven 10 to 1 return on investment. Never implant bull calves to be kept for breeding bulls. Apply a pour-on endectocide, another cost-effective procedure especially with the competitive market place we now see. Several generic products are now on the market so treatment with an endectocide has never been more affordable. The transition period to get calves started on proper feed is critical. Ideally if they have had creep feed over the summer the change will be minimal? If the calves are used to the pen and know where the watering bowls etc are, change is again minimized. It is best to remove the cows and leave calves in their familiar surroundings. This is not always possible I know. Make sure water (good quality, clean and clear) is readily available and there is lots of bunk space. It is also good to spread the forage in several locations to get calves started. Grass hays are the best to start with as they most closely mimic the pasture situation. If grain is introduced begin very gradually and bring up over a week’s time. Follow the weather reports and try Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

to wean when weather is the most stable. Snowstorms or times when ambient temperatures are really fluctuating are obviously not ideal times to wean. When temperatures fluctuate below freezing at night, to warm during the day, this allows for a natural buildup of extra fluid on the lungs. In stressed calves this is where the respiratory viruses such as BRSV will multiply causing respiratory disease. We definitely see more severe cases of BRSV in farmraised calves then in purchased ones. This makes vaccination for this disease imperative if retaining ownership. This disease is often covered in what we call the 4-way vaccines. Most veterinary clinics carry this BRSV combined with the IBR PI3 and BVD vaccine. Hence the name 4-Way or 5-Way vaccines which contain two types of the BVD virus. Histophilus (ITEME) is still a major problem in feedlots across Western Canada, which is why vaccinating and boostering is a very worthwhile procedure. A lot of the chronics in feedlots, from heart abscesses to severe arthritis, can be traced back to this disease. Vaccinating prior to weaning is critical to acquire the immunity necessary to protect calves from the many forms of this disease. Even though feedlots vaccinate directly upon arrival they still have a large number of cases. This is simply because it is too late and vaccinating when calves are stressed does not achieve as high a level of immunity. This constitutes a second choice option at best. You as cow-calf producers have the option of vaccinating at the most ideal time. When all precautions have been taken, still watch diligently especially the first two weeks for signs of respiratory disease and digestive upsets. Work with your nutritionist and veterinarian to assist setting up the ideal program for your calves. continued on page 36

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MUSIC REVIEW

Christmas CD with a Charolais Link Candace By

If you are anxious to get a jump on the Christmas season, this is for you. Remembering Christmas by Jeremy Neal Willis is quite a find. While touring Charolais herds in British Columbia we visited Bruce and Anne Willis, Anchor Ranch, Clinton, and received a lovely gift of their son’s Christmas CD. To be honest, I’ve purchased a few country CDs and been turned off by country singers trying to stretch their voices in a tight nasal attempt to reach the high notes of Christmas carols. Not the case in this collection by Jeremy Willis. He has a voice that immediately relaxed me into enjoying every word. His deep, full sound is natural and clear, a pleasure to hear.

ROB & ANNE WILLIS Box 127, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0

Phone: 250-459-2282 Fax 250-459-2228 anchorranch@telus.net

CHAROLAIS BULLS FOR SALE

The CD contains four original Christmas tunes. “The Cows Don’t Know It’s Christmas” is a song about doing chores Christmas morning. A true testament to the commitment of cattlemen and their dedication to the business with a quick line that links it all back to the first Christmas in a touching way. Willis has a way of expressing sentiments that often go unsaid, as in his touching “Christmas at Midnight” and “Working on Christmas”. As often happens with music, a network of friends and connections has seen his “Christmas Afghanistan” get played by troops serving in Khandahar. The CD also contains some traditional music that works well with his rich voice. His arrangement of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” was a closing surprise to the album.

The instrumentation of the song is as non-traditional as the lyrics are. It’s a combination that left me asking when his next CD would be available. The CD is available on iTunes, Rhapsody and Amazon. Physical copies can be ordered through the mail direct from the artist at Willis Entertainment, Box 127, Clinton, BC V0K 1K0; 250-371-7135 at $14 per CD. Shipping is included if ordering by regular mail to Canadian addresses. For alternative arrangements, contact him directly. It is also available at CD Baby. For more information about Jeremy, go to www.willisentertainment.com.

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We welcome your visit and phone call

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Specific pneumonia treatments are best left up to you and your personal veterinarian. Remember to tag with the RFID tags, CCIA tags.

By utilizing all or most of these procedures it is not uncommon to keep death loss very low (in the order of 1%) and minimize antibiotic usage.

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

Another Successful CCYA Michael Hunter, President

CCYA National Board charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Michael Hunter 780-581-9005 mike_hunter40@hotmail.com Vice-President: Luke Marshall futureal@telusplanet.net Treasurer: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com Secretary: Sarah Weinbender sarahbarah_8@hotmail.com Director: Autumn Jackson a_jackson_22@hotmail.com Director: Travis Jozwiak jozwiak@telus.net Director: Candace Alexander candace641@hotmail.com Director: Michael Hogg topcharolais@hotmail.com CCYA 2011 Conference Executive President: Brandon Sparrow Vice-Pres: Sarah Weinbender Secretary: Kirstin Sparrow Treasurer: Katie MacMillan CCYA Provincial Presidents AB: Russell Gallelli 403-804-7442 MB: Haylan Jackson 204-564-2547 ON: Candace Alexander 519-353-5029 SK: Brandon Sparrow 306-292-9820 CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Darwin Rosso 306-693-2384 ON: Katrina Coughlin 613-897-0044 MB: Donna Jackson 204-564-2547 / Barb Airey 204-328-7103 AB: Loretta Paget 780-877-3985 Youth Coordinator: Katrina Coughlin katrina_coughlin@hotmail.com

Hello everyone! I am extremely pleased to have been re-elected as the President of your National Board! I would like to start by extending a thank you to our junior members that are retiring/leaving the board for all of their hard work and dedication; from Alberta Russell Gallelli our past Vice President, and from Saskatchewan Brandon Sparrow, a past President and Treasurer. The new junior members that have been elected to the board this year are Travis Joswiak, from Alberta, and Sarah Weinbender, from Saskatchewan. I am looking forward to working with them this coming year as well as the rest of the returning National Board. Our executive saw a change this summer at the annual CCYA Conference in Saskatoon, our new executive is Luke Marshall as Vice-President, Kirstin Sparrow as Treasurer, and Sarah Weinbender as our Secretary. Our directors include Mike Hogg and Candace Alexander from Ontario, Autumn Jackson from Manitoba and Travis Jozwiak from Alberta. Brandon Sparrow will also continue to assist and advise the board in his new role of ex-officio. Please do not hesitate to call any of the National Board members if you have any questions about anything pertaining to CCYA.

We also really encourage all youth to participate in the National Board programs throughout the year. Whether Saskatoon was your first conference, you are a seasoned conference veteran or you have never been to one of the conferences, the CCYA has a lot to offer and we really want to do things that you will enjoy and benefit from. Information on the organization, membership and all of our programs is kept up to date on the website and will continue to be made available through the Charolais Connection and Charolais Banner. I would like to congratulate the organizers of the CCYA Conference in Saskatoon once again for a job well-done. Personally, the conference in Saskatoon strengthened my opinion that our youth program is paving the way for the next generation of young cattlemen and future Charolais breeders. No other event in Canada gives you such a great opportunity to learn, compete and socialize with other youth members in our awesome breed. I hope you can attend the next conference and see what I mean! There are several new exciting changes in the work for the 2012 CCYA Conference in Olds, Alberta. Please continue to check our website for updates on the new competitions and the different date that the conference will be happening on this coming year.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

New Management System Helps Feedlot Operators Boost Revenues Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada News Release

Feedlot operators across the country have access to a new management system that will create jobs, increase efficiency and lower production costs. Member of Parliament Brad Trost (SaskatoonHumboldt) announced today, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, an investment of $750,000 to Quantum Genetics Canada Inc. to commercialize a new technology that is now helping producers send their cattle to market at the optimum time. “Investing in innovative technologies is a good way to help our producers grow their businesses and also grow our communities,” said MP Brad Trost. “This support got a promising new management system off the drawing board and into the market where it is helping producers cut feed costs and deliver a higher-value product to the market.” Quantum Genetics Canada developed a management services system that improves the quality of

beef carcass profiles and this funding has helped the company market the system to feedlots across North America. The tool uses DNA testing and genotyping to help producers and feedlot operators distinguish between genetic variations in beef cattle that are related to growth and fat profiles. These profiles tell feedlot operators the best feeding schedules for the animals. They also tell feedlot operators when the animal has reached the targeted body fat profile. This prevents feedlot operators from spending additional money keeping the animal on the feedlot unnecessarily and allows them to process more cattle more quickly – and more profitably. It will also help them capture premiums for their product for attributes like marbling and tenderness. “Quantum Genetics is pleased to accept the investment made by the Agri-Opportunities Program which allowed Quantum to further

commercialize our breakthrough technology,” said Leigh Marquess, Vice President and COO. “This investment will further advance Quantum Genetics in the field of beef genomics, in turn advancing value creation for primary feedlot producers.” This project is creating 30 jobs in Saskatchewan, generating new revenues for this Canadian-based company and reducing operating costs of feedlot operators. Funding for this project came from the Agri-Opportunities Program, which focused on commercializing innovative new agri-products, processes or services that are currently not produced or available in Canada and that are ready to be introduced into the marketplace. For more information on the AgriOpportunities Program please visit www.agr.gc.ca/agri-opportunities.

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Hopcott meat counter

healthier. Bringing in 800 head, he only treats about ten calves in a year with hardly any death losses He has to pay a premium for the cattle, but the guarantee on what he is buying is the basis of his marketing program. The calves are fed mostly local feed. 80% of the feed is local with a minimal amount of barley brought in from Alberta. This is something he tries to minimize as the trucking costs are high. The calves aren’t pushed like in a commercial feedlot. They are fed a high roughage ration with corn silage and screening pellets from the export terminals. In their finishing ration they do get 7-8 lbs. of barley. The screenings have been a cheap source of feed at $90/tonne and make up 40% of the finishing ration with another 50% being sileage and the

Hopcott Meat Shop

Berry tunnels beside the meat shop

barley runs in at 10-15%. Because they aren’t pushed, it gives them the opportunity to space out their finishing. They are always under roof because of the rain.

Most people driving by don’t even know there are cattle here as everything is under roof. We keep a clean operation and give no one a reason to complain.

The diversification doesn’t end at the meat shop. All of their manure has to be kept under cover because of the rain. They move it twice to keep it composting and Bob’s son packs it in bags after a year and puts them at the end of the driveway with a sign for $1 a bag. It totally works on the honour system, but they do $10,000 each year in bagged manure to gardeners and landscapers driving by. They also deliver bulk manure to home owners and landscapers. Living so close to an urban population can bring problems, but the Hopcotts haven’t noticed any. “We have good neighbours,” Bob tells. “Most people driving by don’t even know there are cattle here as everything is under roof. We keep a Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

clean operation and give no one a reason to complain.” They also have a 20 acre corn maze that attracts about 15,000 people each year. It also includes a Bee Observatory, Petting Zoo, Barrel Train rides, Haywagon Ride, 40 ft tube slide, concession with fresh corn on the cob, corn canons, fire pits and private party rooms. Bradley, one of the Hopcott boys manages it and more information can be found at www.meadowsmaze.com. Hopcott Farms has a contract with Ocean Spray for 70 acres of cranberries. They started the project in 1995 turning some corn fields to cranberry production. The investment to start in cranberries is not small. The land has to be laser levelled to within one inch. Sawdust is spread to eight inches deep over the soil with the irrigation pipe in place. The cranberries are planted once every 50 years as they are a perennial crop. It takes four years before you get a crop and the investment is $40,000 per acre before any income starts. “The bankers love you,” Bob tells, “but after about ten years it really starts to pay. You have to do some hand weeding, but there isn’t much work. To harvest, the field is flooded and beaters run across the field to strip the berries from the bushes. The berries are hollow so they float to the top and we use huge booms to push them to the corner of the field to be gathered. It’s quite a thing to see, but my heart is still with beef cattle.” Bob’s wife, Debbie handles the accounting for the farming end of the 45


Hopcott butchers

operation including the added payroll for their diversification outside the meat shop. Visiting the Hopcott Farms Meat Shop is an adventure for us. A meat shop to us is like a candy shop to a kid. We marvel at their marketing, display, customer service and products. The front of the building is constructed with doweling instead of nails to give it the old farm building appearance. The front of the store is lined with bins of fresh produce. They only sell locally grown produce with the exception of fruit from the south end of the Okanagan. Once the local produce is no longer available, they just don’t carry any. They are committed to their brand of locally grown food. Inside, the building is decorated with old things from the history of the farm, including windows from the original dairy barn Bob’s father operated, etc. Alongside the shop are tunnels where Bob’s son Travis grows blackberries, strawberries and raspberries for sale in the meat shop. Jennifer, Bob’s daughter, is in charge of their signage, ads and websites. She is married and has two children, but likes to be involved in the operation. They don’t advertise much for the meat shop, the road does a lot of it and they rely on word of mouth. They do run a quarter page ad in two local newspapers each week listing their specials, but that is about it. They also belong to the Fraser Valley Farm Direct Marketing Association which puts out a brochure each year with a map and listings of the members and the products they provide. The 46

Carcasses have one ear left on them, bagged in plastic, for tracability

wall shows pictures of 4-H winners they have purchased that fits in with their local marketing program.

95% of their cattle grade AAA and are provincially inspected.

” Audrey, another daughter is in charge of the books for the meat shop. Her husband Lance manages it and it keeps them hopping. When we enter the shop we are greeted with a big hello from the staff and customer service is obviously something they work hard to build. Every person that comes in after us gets the same warm greeting as they strive to build a repeat customer business with that down home feeling that comes with familiarity. The meat shop employs four full-time butchers and the support staff to go with it. They have a large smoker and make their own sausage as well. They have a full time sausage maker who specializes in their products. They also have a line of gluten free sausage catering to a growing market. They smoke all of the bones and sell them as dog bones. The freezer storage compartments showcase meat pies made locally and the store is lined with jams, jellies, honey, pickles and other local farm products. Charolais Connection • Fall 2011

When touring we see the carcasses have one ear kept on them for tracing purposes. The cooler for aging is the limiting factor in the operation at this point, as it is in most meat shops. 95% of their cattle grade AAA and are provincially inspected. Tal Pincott attended an event at Hopcott Farms in the summer of 2010 and was impressed with the interest from the urban population. “When I went to Hopcott Farms’ Producer Day last year I was amazed. There were over 650 people there and they asked surprising questions. There were young families wanting assurance the meat they were buying was hormone free. They are genuinely concerned about what they are feeding their children and it was

Local produce


a real eye-opener to be part of the marketing of the end product.” “Hopcott Farms makes money on

having a history and being accountable. He is working in a third generation operation and so are we.

That history is what convinces the consumer and it’s something you just can’t buy.”

Besides signs for pricing, they promote their story Hopcott Meats has a rotisserie offering wholesome, fresh cooked roasts ready to serve, for city commuters to pick up on their way home from work.

Above: The floor by the cash register is a sign of their success Left: Display case for the smoked dog bones they retail

Marketing is part of a successful business

Hopcott Meats rustic interior

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CHAROLAIS 4-H

Success

A tan Charcross steer exhibited by Kord Phillips won Grand Champion at the Thorhild District 4-H Show, June 11th, topping 24 steers. Judged by Travis Olsen, Larry Homeniuk and Ken Stanley, this 1,252 lb. steer was purchased by Deerland Farm Equipment for $2.10/lb.

Sarah Weinbender, Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora, SK, won Grand Champion Female at the Yorkton (SK) 4-H Regional Show and Sale held July 6th.

Reserve Champion Female went to Dale Weinbender, Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora.

Jaylin Hill, of Lenore, MB, won Grand Champion Steer out of 45 head at the Virden 4-H Interclub show with a white Charcross steer weighing 1,320 lbs. The steer judged by Bill Campbell sold for $2.32/lb. to Higginbotham Electric. The day before she was Reserve Champion in the Lenore club.

A tan Charcross steer exhibited by Kate-Lyn Nykoliation, Virden weighed 1,400 lbs. and sold for $2.32 1/2/lb. to TL Penner Construction

A tan Charcross steer raised and exhibited by Dane Oram of Central Butte, SK won Reserve Grand Champion in a field of 105 steers at the Swift Current Regional 4-H Show. Weighing 1,255 lbs. the steer sold for $2.00/lb. to JayDee AgTech, Swift Current.

Clinton Hinsburg, Rapid City, MB won, Grand Chmpion Yearling Heifer and Supreme Grand Chmpion Female at the 2011 Neepawa Fat Stock Show & Sale on July 6, 2011 with KCH MALIBU 20X, sired by SRK Solid 12U. Clint & KCH MALIBU 20X also won Grand Champion Yearling Heifer and Supreme Champion Female at the Rapid City 4-H Club Achievement held on June 18, 2011

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Shae-Lynn Evans, Kenaston had Reserve Grand Champion Female with LAE Sassy Sanchez 906W and her Eldorado bull calf LAE Yes-Man 138Y. There were 66 females shown and the judge for both steer and female shows on July 10th and 11th was Dennis Erickson at Saskatoon 4-H Regional Show. Shae-Lynn’s silver Charcross steer won the light weight division weighing 1,236 lbs. and sold for $2.00/lb. to Millsap Fuel Distibutors, Kenaston.

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A Charcross steer exhibited by Cassidy Serhienko of Maymont, SK, topped 96 steers to win the Saskatoon 4-H regional show. The steer weighing 1,451 lbs. sold for $4.10/lb. to Moody’s Farm Equipment and Bourgault Industries.

Matthew Hordos won Grand Champion Steer at the Parkland 4-H Regional in Raymore, SK. The 1,465 lb. steer sold for $1.40/lb. to Hanmer Feeds, Govin.

Reegan McLeod had the Reserve Champion Steer at the Willow Creek Dis- Jade Marshall of the Bow-Inn 4-H Club had the Grand Champion Steer trict 4-H show. The 1,451 lb. silver steer sold for $2.30 a pound to Westat the Red Deer and District 4-H show. The 1320 lb. Charcross steer was wind Chev Olds in Claresholm. sold to Encana Resources for $2.50 a pound.

Matthew Hordos also won Supreme Champion Female with a commercial Sydney Taplin won Reserve Steer at Maple Creek (SK) Regional Fair. The cow with a Charolais calf at side. 1,410 lb. steer was purchased by Jim Purves Consulting and Arc Resources of Medicine Hat, Alberta, for $2.85/lb.

A Charolais x Angus steer exhibited by Jennifer Harcourt, Quill Lake, SK, won Reserve Grand Champion at the 4-H Regional Show, July 11th, in Melfort. The tan steer competed against 79 steers, judged by Levi Jackson. Weighing 1,411 lbs. it sold for $3.50/lb. to Bo-Jan Enterprises, Sylvania; Feedrite, Humboldt; Sun Life, Tisdale; Century 21 Diamond Realty, Dan & Cheryl Torwalt, Humboldt and Accent Credit Union, Quill Lake.

Tyson Scott, Brokenshell Beef Club, won Grand Champion Steer at the Weyburn, SK 4-H Regional Show over 163 steers. This 1,280 lb. steer brought $8/lb. from Great Plains Ford. A tan Charcross steer shown by Cassidy Teeple, Emo, ON, was judged Reserve Grand Champion at the Rainy River 4-H Show August 20th, in Emo. Judged by Bert McDonald & Judy Hart, he weighed 1,260 lbs., graded AAA and sold for $2.85/lb. or $3,591 to Ainsworths. All of the 28 steers sold for over $3,000 each.

These enthusiastic 4-Hers show off the Saskatchewan Charolais Association sponsored water bottles they all received for showing a Charolais influence animal. Many provinces support the 4-H members and it is much appreciated.

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LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE?

Advertisers Index Alta.................................................................39 Altwasser Charolais ....................................4,41 Amabec Charolais..........................................42 Anchor J Charolais ........................................39 Anchor Ranch Charolais................................36 B Bar D Charolais...........................................42 Bar H Charolais..............................................43 Bar Punch Ranch ...........................................39 Bar 7 Easy Charolais .....................................40 Beau Char Charolais......................................40 Beck Farms...............................................43,IBC Be-Rich Farms ................................................40 Blackbern Charolais.......................................42 Bo-Jan Enterprises .........................................43 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..............................39 Bricney Stock Farms ......................................43 Bridor Charolais.............................................42 Brimner Cattle Company ..............................43 Buffalo Lake Charolais .................................40 By Livestock ...........................................7,29,31 Canadian Charolais Association ..............14-20 Carey, Brent ..............................................11,39 Castine Cattle Co...........................................40 Cattle In Motion............................................39 Cavandown Charolais ...................................42 Cedardale Charolais ......................................42 Charhead Ranch ............................................43 Charla Moore Farms......................................43 Char-Maine Ranching ...................................40 Charolais Journal...........................................39 Charworth Charolais Farms ..........................40 Chomiak Charolais .......................................40 Circle Cee Charolais Farms............................40 Clear Lake Charolais......................................40 Cornerstone Charolais ..................................42 Cornerview Charolais ....................................42 Cougar Hill Ranch .........................................43 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co. ...................43 CSS Charolais .................................................44 C2 Charolais ...................................................41 Cutler Livestock Auctions .............................11 Davis-Rairdan.................................................39 Diamond W Charolais ...................................44 Donmoore Farms...........................................44 Double L Ranch .............................................40 DRD Charolais................................................31 Dubuc Charolais ............................................43 Dudgeon-Snobelen Land & Cattle ...............42 Eaton Charolais .............................................44 Elder Charolais Farms....................................44 Ericson Livestock Services .............................39 Everview Charolais (HiWeigh) ......................42 Fawcett Cattle Company Inc. .......................40 Fischer Charolais............................................40 Fleury, Michael ..............................................39

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Foat Valley Stock Farm .................................40 Footprint Farms ............................................40 Forsyth Bros. Charolais (HiWeigh)......11,31,42 4-G Charolais Ranch ......................................44 Future Farms..................................................40 Genesis Livestock International....................34 Gerrard Cattle Co. .........................................40 Gilliland Bros. Charolais................................44 Grant Farms ...................................................40 GRP Ltd. .........................................................39 H.S. Knill Company Ltd. ................................39 Happy Haven Charolais.................................41 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.........................41 Harvie Ranching ...........................................40 HEJ Charolais ................................................40 Hicks Charolais...............................................42 High Bluff Stock Farm (HiWeigh)............11,42 Horseshoe E Charolais...................................44 HTA Charolais Farm (HiWeigh)..................3,42 Hunter Charolais (HiWeigh) .........................42 JMB Charolais (HiWeigh) .........................29,42 Johnstone Auction ........................................39 Jordan River Charolais ..................................44 Kaiser Charolais Farm ...................................40 Kanewischer, Jerry.........................................39 Kay-R Charolais .......................................23,40 Kirlene Cattle.................................................42 Kruk Charolais ...............................................41 La Ferme Patry de Weedon ..........................43 Land O' Lakes Charolais................................42 Langstaff Charolais .......................................42 Leemar Charolais...........................................40 LEJ Charolais ..................................................41 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch....................44 LiveAuctions.TV .............................................39 Loewen Charolais ..........................................40 Maple Leaf Charolais ....................................25 Martens Cattle Co. ........................................44 McAvoy Charolais Farm ................................44 McKay Charolais ............................................41 McKeary Charolais ........................................40 McLeod Livestock ..........................................39 McTavish Charolais ........................................44 Meadows Charolais .......................................41 Medonte Charolais........................................43 Miller Land & Livestock ................................43 Murphy Livestock ..........................................40 Mutrie Farms .................................................44 Nahachewsky Charolais ................................44 New Country Livestock ................................40 P & H Ranching Co. .......................................41 P Bar 3 Charolais Inc. .................................7,41 Packer Charolais ............................................43 Palmer Charolais............................................44 Parklane Charolais.........................................41

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Patton Charolais ............................................43 Perrot-Martin Charolais ................................44 Pine Bluff Charolais.......................................13 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ...........................5,41 Poley, Chris.....................................................39 Potter Charolais.............................................43 Prairie Cove Consulting ................................39 Prairie Gold Charolais ...................................44 Pro-Char Charolais.........................................41 Qualman Charolais .......................................44 Rammer Charolais (HiWeigh) .......................42 Ranch Ostiguy Charolais ...............................43 Rawes Ranches ...........................................8,41 Reykdal Farms Charolais ...............................41 Ringuette Charolais.......................................42 Rocking Bar A Charolais ...............................29 Rollin' Acres Charolais ..................................43 Ronos .............................................................43 RRTS Charolais ...............................................41 Rudiger Ranch ..............................................41 Saddleridge Charolais ...................................41 Sand Rose Charolais ......................................44 Sandan Charolais Farms................................41 Saunders Charolais ........................................43 Scarth Cattle Co.............................................41 Sharodon Farms.............................................43 Skeels, Danny.................................................39 Sliding Hills Charolais...............................25,44 Snake Valley Farms........................................41 A. Sparrow Farms .........................................IFC Springside Farms .............................................4 Sproule Charolais ..........................................41 Stauffer Land & Livestock.............................27 Stephen Charolais Farm................................44 Steppler Charolais (HiWeigh) ...............6,11,42 Stock, Mark....................................................39 Stockmen's Insurance....................................39 Sunrise Charolais ...........................................43 Temple Farms.................................................44 Turnbull Charolais .........................................41 Velda Rose Charolais.....................................42 Vikse Family Farm ...........................................4 Wawedash Farms Ltd....................................44 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company ................43 White Cap Charolais .....................................44 White Heather Charolais .........................34,41 Wienk Charolais ............................................44 Wilgenbusch Charolais .........................44,OBC Winn Man Farms ...........................................11 Wrangler Charolais .......................................41


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