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2022 ANNUAL BULL SALE

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HTA ASTROID 603D

Thank You

HTA SPIDERMAN 9103G

TO ALL THAT ADDED HTA GENETICS TO YOUR HERD!

AL & TAMMY BILLINGS* ANDREW ROUTLEDGE BARRY CLARK BLACKBERN FARMS (ON) SANDS O’GOLD CHAROLAIS BRAD SINGLE BRAD YACIUK BRENT BURT CES FARMS (NB) DARRELL & ROXANNE JOHNSON DARREN SMITH DUNNING FARMS* FIRMAN LAND & CATTLE G & D RIGLIN FARMS* G R PAYNE FARMS INC (PQ)* GARETT SMITH GARY WASYLOWSKI HH FARMS JASON & KYLA DURR* JBF CHAROLAIS (ON) JODY AIREY JOE GILMORE JOHNSON CHAROLAIS (AB)

JS RANCH KATTLE KOUNTRY (SK) K-COW RANCH (AB) KEN & CINDY ROUTLEDGE LEIGH ROSENGREN (SK)* MCCORMICK FARMS LTD. MISTY CREEK FARMS NISH CHAROLAIS (AB) OMIE RANCH LTD (SK)* PAUL MURRAY (AB) PAUL RYDEN PERRY MADUKE PINESDUNE FARM R LAZY B RANCH INC. (ND) RIVER HILLS RANCH LTD.* RUDY SINGBIEL SHANE RIGLIN SKE CHAROLAIS SOURA-HORAN FARMS TERRY BARTEL TERRY SLIWORSKY WENDT & MURRAY FARMS LTD (AB)*

HTA TUNDRA 572C

Watch for our genetics

NO BORDERS SELECT SALE DECEMBER 7, 2021 Virden, Manitoba

ANNUAL BULL SALE MARCH 23, 2022 at the farm - Rivers, MB

SHAWN & TANYA AIREY & FAMILY call or text 204-724-8823 h: 204-328-7704 | PO Box 639 Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 | htacharolais@hotmail.com WWW.HTACHAROLAIS.COM


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The Charolais Connection

124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph 306-584-7937 • Fax 306-546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com Email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

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FALL 2021 • VOL. XXXVIII, NO. 3 From the Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 dans nos champs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Canadian Charolais Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 De la Charolais Association Canadienne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Profile – Franklin Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Herd Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 CCYA News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Charolais Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Managing Editor Candace By charolaisbanner@gmail.com 306-536-3374 @ByCandace Production/Graphic Design Tania Wolk Web Design Dalyse Robertson pdmrobertson@gmail.com Admin Sarah Wright 306-831-6332 charolaisbanner2@gmail.com FIELDMEN Helge By Fax 306-546-3942 T 306-584-7937 C 306-536-4261 charolaisbanner@gmail.com @CharolaisBanner Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner2@gmail.com  Robbie Chomik 780-336-6424 charolaisbanner3@gmail.com SUBSCRIPTIONS: $9.45 per year $25.20 – 3 years (Prices include 5% GST)

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On the Cover Heins & Sons’ pasture, by Monarch, AB. Taken July 2020 Photo: Helge By Design: Tania Wolk

The material produced in this publication is done so with the highest integrity, however, we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. We are responsible for only the value of the advertisement. Animals in the photographs in the Connection have not been altered by computer enhancement or mechanical methods according to the knowledge of the publisher. Printed by Print West, Regina, Saskatchewan Publications Mail Agreement No. 40047726 Postage paid at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada Postmaster: Please return undeliverable publications (covers only) to: Charolais Banner, 124 Shannon Road, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1, Canada. Published by the Charolais Banner, Regina, SK (3 times per year - February, March and Fall)

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Sons & Daughters Featured in Our Annual Sale

Friday, March 18, 2022

CAsANOVA 13C

GROW WITH US.

The Jackson’s, Inglis, MB Carman & Donna Jackson Ph: (204)564-2547 Carman’s cell: (204) 773-6448 Erin’s cell: (204) 821-4110

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Our Goal … Customer Satisfaction

We Strive for Calving Ease, Maternal Strength, Structural Soundness and Performance Thank you to these discriminating producers for believing in our program, with many being repeat customers

• Highway 21 Feeders Ltd., AB • Harvie Ranching Co., AB • Wienk Charolais, SD • Sunblade Charolais • Dustin Heitkamp, ND • P & H Ranching Co. Ltd., AB • Triple C Charolais • Double P Stock Farm • Domek Charolais, MT

• Bar J Charolais • Ross Lake Charolais, AB • 21 Farms Ltd. • Tee M Jay Farms • Garth Jarvis • VanBeselaere Farms Ltd. • Chad Poyser • Rocking S Ranch Ltd., SK • Delton Martin, ON

• Gerald & Sheila Lukin • B.J.G. Charolais, SK • Galen Keller, ND • South Ridge Farms, SK • Elliot Grain & Cattle • Excel Charolais Ranch, AB • Steenbruggen Farms Ltd., SK • Monty Thomson • Philip Unrau

• Dennis & Denise Griffith • Circle A Farms • Mo-Jo Charolais • VanBuuren Charolais • Gervin Stock Farms Ltd. • Morris Schilling, AB • Royce Reiss, SK • Cristal Pine Farm, ON • Brian Sillen

• Bar T Livestock, SK • Still Farms Ltd. • BG Stock Farm Inc., SK • Arthur Denbow • Willow Farms • Karsten Penner • Jason & Jennifer Wickham • McCorriston Operations Ltd., SK

Sons from these proven herdbulls plus PleasantDawn Serenity 507G • TRI-N Captain Morgan 340A • CCC WC Resource 417 P • LT Affinity 6221 PLD will be featured in our

20TH ANNUAL BULL SALE MARCH 19TH, 2022 AT THE FARM

MAIN MAGICO LANZO 36D

TURNBULL’S FULL MOON 655F

CE 5.5 BW -.7 WW 51 YW 111 M 27 TM 53

CE 9.6 BW -1.4 WW 55 YW 106 M 27 TM 55

Homozygous Polled • Calving Ease, Performance & Maternal

Homozygous Polled • Curve bending numbers

Watch for the get and service of these sires in our top-end consignments to the

NO BORDERS SALE December 7th, 2021 Virden, MB

PLEASANT DAWN CONNECTION 195G

PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 216A

Homozygous Polled • Calving Ease & Maternal

Heterozygous Polled • Highly proven curve bender

CE 4.1 BW -1.1 WW 44 YW 87 M 31 TM 54

CE 7 BW -1.2 WW 61 YW 124 M 23 YW 54

Trent & Ashley Hatch 204-721-3078 • trent.hatch@gmail.com

www.pleasantdawn.com

Visitors are always welcome to view the herd.

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ELDER’S EMPEROR 8021F

ELDER’S VEXOUR 8042F

CML RAINDANCE 996G

TR CAG CARBON COPY 7603E ET

Elder

Charolais Farms

Thank You

to all who bid, bought & attended the sale. We truly appreciate your loyal customer support in making our 11th Annual Bull Sale the Best Yet! • Linkskov Ranch, SD • Domek Charolais, MT • MJT Cattle Co. Ltd., AB • Nish Charolais, AB • Wood River Charolais • Lohse Farm & Ranch Ltd. • Stolson Farms • CK Stock Farms • Kurtis Bartlett (2) • David Warren • Halstead Land & Cattle • Prouse Ranch • Lynn Cattle Company (3) • Keith Domes • Borderland Trucking Ltd. (4) • Vee R Bar Charolais • Brad & Sheryl Cairns

• C & H Roszell Farms • Channel Lake Ranch (3) • Ken & Linda Cherepak, MB • Garth & Janna Vancuren • Packet Enterprises Ltd. • Buckler Acres • Richard & Marcia Carlson (2) • Jerrad Schollar • Zach Kurtenbach (2) • DRD Charolais • Clayton Hartness • Eagle Butte Ranch Ltd. • Gilles Bissonnette • Dixon Grazing Co-op • Dennis Kress • Dice Ranch

Stop by for coffee and see the prospects for our

12th Annual Bull Sale, March 24, 2022 Featuring sons of these proven herdsires

ELDER’S PLATINUM 906G

VISITORS

JWX DOWNHOME 6D

WELCOME

Ron & Donna Elder 306.267.4986 • C 306.267.7693 Mike & Judy Elder • C 306.267.7730 Box 37, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 • relder@sasktel.net @ElderElderly • www.eldercharolais.com

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

My last editorial in the March Connection was written in the middle of February, before most of the spring bull sales. I would like to say a lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, but in most of western Canada, there hasn’t been much water pass under the bridge. With the pandemic restrictions still in place this spring, for many provinces, at varying levels, the degree of online and phone buying was still very high. Although, in the end, the Charolais bull sales this spring were the best they have ever been. The breeders are very appreciative of the support they have received through this time. There were three more bull sales reported than last year, with 240 more bulls selling across the country. The average selling price was up $750/ bull and the total gross was up over 4.3 million dollars to 25.6 million. In the 40 years we have been doing this summary, this is by far the highest in all categories. For those that don’t get the Charolais Banner, you can check out the past issues on our website, to see all the details, at www.charolaisbanner.com. For many of you this will be the first time you have received a Charolais Connection, as this is the first time you have bought a Charolais bull. It is published three times each year and is mailed to every Charolais bull buyer who has received the registration paper transferred to them in the

past six years. We hope you enjoy the information and producer ads in each and every issue. Besides the new commercial producers buying Charolais bulls for the first time, there has been increased interest in females, and a surge in new members of the Canadian Charolais Association, like we haven’t seen in many years. I just spent a week covering a big part of Ontario and talking to producers in the eastern provinces. The crop and feed situation there is very good in comparison to western Canada. It is unfortunate the freight to ship feed a large distance is prohibitive, as there could be a lot shipped west. I hope you get enough gathered up to maintain the cow herd to a large degree. There are train loads of corn coming into western Canada from the USA, and that, with some roughage, can hold the costs down. For those that can hold the cows, you know the calf market in future years will be strong with the lower numbers being produced. We have seen droughts and storms reduce numbers by 100s of thousands in the past, which pushed prices higher in future years. The breeder profile in this issue was a very interesting interview, as this commercial producer in Alberta hopes to end this year with more cows, not less. He believes this year could be a great year to improve your cow herd, by selling some of the old females, and buying cows in their prime, for close to the same dollars. It is an interesting concept and we hope you find the article interesting.

The early calf sales have been strong with calves and yearlings being higher than last year in many cases. Even with the higher cost of gain, the feedlots are optimistic the fat market will be strong when these are ready to go to market. The demand for beef, with the highest retail prices ever, has been staggering. In fact, the end users are chasing all proteins, including pork and poultry. Commodity prices are at record highs across the board. Unfortunately, for the feeder, the packers have been able to hold the prices to them down, with the backlog from the spring of 2020 still lingering, they have managed this to their advantage. As a result of these two situations, the packers in the United States have experienced unprecedented profits, with early September being well over $1,000/ head. I hope the feeders start gaining some leverage to get some of that going forward. In this issue, you will see breeders showing you their appreciation for your support, as commercial bull buyers. You will also see some of the female sales happening this fall. There are great opportunities for new purebred Charolais breeders right across the country. You can also check out the sale catalogues on the Charolais Banner website. If you have any questions, please contact Robbie Chomik, Jon Wright, or myself and we will help you with your purchasing needs whenever possible. Until next time, Helge

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A Sincerest Thank You

to all the bidders and buyers for their show of support and confidence in our genetics. HEJ Charolais Keith & Marie Evans CSS Charolais Highway 21 Feeders Ltd. XXX Farms Thompson Colony 902096 AB Ltd. Sidney Cook Casey Lippa CR&R Ranches Ltd. Longsen Land & Cattle N over 7 Farms Ltd. Steve Rutledge

Patton Ranches Thomson Ranches Bar KL Farms Durango Livestock Reed Conley T6 Cattle Ltd. Terry Shierman Clint & Cindy Pighin Tim Cisar Braeden Schierman WC Ranching Bob Fisher

Wind Valley Ranch JD Ranch Einor & Judy Nelson Meridian Cattle Co. Bruce Williams Terry & Bertha Yagos Frank & Sarina McKeage Black Spring Ranch Pelleboer Farms Ltd. Yagos Ranching Spring Creek Co. Bar S Ranch Flying V Cattle Co.

Allan Schierman KPM Farm WC Ranching Nelson Bros. Lazy H Ranches Douglas Lake Cattle Co. Ross McCoy Watmough Farm Ltd. Kiwi Cattle Station Grassy Butte Windswept Ranch Lewbuilt Cody Cyr

Join us MARCH 5TH, 2022!, for our 2nd Annual Turnbull Charolais & Guests Bull Sale featuring sons of:

CEDARLEA SHOELESS JOE 83C

HVA FORTUNE 5F

CE 10.9 BW -1.9 WW 54 YW 103 M 23 TM 50

CE 8.6 BW -.4 WW 55 YW 105 M 16 TM 43

ELDER’S HERNANDEZ 17E

CE 4.3 BW 1.3 WW 57 YW 97 M 19 TM 48

STEPPLER MAGNUM 99G

C2 PHAROAH 79F

CE 7 BW 0 WW 44 YW 94 M 29 TM 51

ELDER’S PLATINUM 906G

CE 7.1 BW -3 WW 47 YW 93 M 22 TM 45

CE 9.6 BW .3 WW 55 YW 108 M 18 TM 46

Curtis & Nanette Turnbull & family Pincher Creek, Alberta 403-627-4535 C 403-627-6951 turnbullcharolais@platinum.ca

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DES POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Dans nos champs

Helge By

Mon dernier éditorial dans le Connection du mois de mars a été écrit à la mi-février, avant la plupart des ventes de taureaux de printemps. J’aimerais dire que beaucoup d’eau est passée sous le pont depuis, mais dans la majeure partie de l’ouest du Canada, il n’y a pas eu beaucoup d’eau sous le pont. Avec les restrictions liées à la pandémie toujours en place ce printemps, pour la plupart des provinces et à différents niveaux, le nombre d’achats en ligne et par téléphone était encore très élevée. Même avec tout ce qui s’est passé, les ventes de taureaux charolais de ce printemps ont été les meilleures enregistrées. Les éleveurs sont très reconnaissants du soutien qu’ils ont reçu pendant cette période. Il y a eu trois ventes de taureaux de plus que l’année dernière, avec 240 taureaux de plus vendus à travers le pays. Le prix de vente moyenne a augmenté de 750 $/taureau et le brut total a augmenté de plus de 4,3 millions de dollars à 25,6 millions. Depuis les 40 ans que nous réalisons ce résumé, c’est de loin le plus élevé de toutes les catégories. Pour ceux qui ne reçoivent pas le Charolais Banner, vous pouvez consulter les numéros précédents sur notre site Web, pour voir tous les détails, à www.charolaisbanner.com. Pour beaucoup d’entre vous, ce sera la première fois que vous recevrez un Charolais Connection, car c’est la première fois que vous achetez un taureau Charolais. Il est publié trois fois par an et est adressé par courrier à chaque acheteur de taureaux charolais ayant reçu un papier d’enregistrement qui lui a été transmis au cours des six dernières années. Nous espérons que vous apprécierez les informations et les annonces de producteurs dans 10

chaque numéro. Outre les nouveaux producteurs commerciaux qui achètent des taureaux charolais pour la première fois, il y a eu un intérêt accru pour les femelles et une augmentation du nombre de nouveaux membres de l’Association Charolaise Canadienne, comme nous ne l’avons pas vu depuis de nombreuses années. Je viens de passer une semaine à couvrir une grande partie de l’Ontario et à parler aux producteurs des provinces de l’Est. La situation des récoltes et des grains pour animaux y est très bonne par rapport à la situation dans l’ouest Canadien. Il est dommage que les frais pour expédier ces récoltes sur une grande distance soit prohibitif, car il pourrait y avoir beaucoup de marchandise expédiées vers l’ouest. J’espère que vous soyez capable de trouver suffisamment de fourrage pour maintenir le troupeau de vaches dans la mesure du possible. Il y a des trains chargés de maïs qui arrivent dans l’ouest du Canada en provenance des États-Unis, et cela, avec un peu de fourrage grossier, peut réduire les coûts. Pour ceux qui peuvent maintenir leur troupeau, vous savez que le marché des veaux dans les années à venir sera fort avec un nombre inférieur produit. Nous avons vu des sécheresses et des tempêtes réduire le nombre de centaines de milliers dans le passé, ce qui a fait grimper les prix les années suivantes. Le profil d’éleveur dans ce numéro fut une entrevue très intéressante car ce producteur commercial de l’Alberta espère terminer cette année avec plus de vaches, pas moins. Il pense que cette année pourrait être une excellente année pour améliorer les femelles de votre troupeau en vendant certaines des vieilles femelles et en achetant des vaches d’âge mûr, pour presque le même prix. C’est un concept intéressant et nous Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

espérons que vous trouverez l’article intéressant. Les ventes de jeunes veaux ont été fortes, les bouvillons étant plus élevés que l’an dernier dans de nombreux cas. Même avec le coût du gain plus élevé, les parcs d’engraissement sont optimistes et que le marché des matières grasses sera fort lorsqu’elles seront prêtes à être commercialisées. La demande du bœuf, avec les prix de détail les plus élevés jamais enregistrés, a été stupéfiante. En fait, les consommateurs recherchent toutes les protéines, y compris le porc et la volaille. Les prix des produits de base sont à des niveaux record dans tous les domaines. Malheureusement, pour ceux qui engraisse, les emballeurs ont réussi à maintenir les prix bas et le retard du printemps 2020 persistant, ils ont réussi à leur avantage. Avec ces deux situations, les emballeurs aux États-Unis ont enregistré des profits sans précédent, avec un début de septembre largement supérieur à 1 000 $/tête. J’espère que les engraisseurs commenceront à gagner en influence pour faire avancer une partie de cela. Dans ce numéro, vous verrez des éleveurs vous montrer leur appréciation pour votre soutien en tant qu’acheteurs de taureaux commerciaux. Vous verrez également certaines ventes de femelles à venir cette automne. Il existe beaucoup d’opportunités pour les nouveaux éleveurs charolais de race pure à travers le pays. Vous pouvez également consulter les catalogues de vente sur le site Charolais Banner. Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Robbie Chomik, Jon Wright ou moi-même et nous vous aiderons avec vos besoins d’achat dans la mesure du possible. À la prochaine, Helge


JOIN US AT THE FARM FOR A

BEEF DAY

17TH OCTOBER 2021BEGINNING AT 1:00 PM guest speakers

topics include

Garner Deobald Cedarlea Charolais, Hodgeville, SK., Director for Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC), and Representative for Boehringer Ingelheim

Value in cooperation of the Seedstock and Commercial sectors;

Sandy Russell Director and founding member of Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN) Dan Ferguson Cow/calf producer, Manager of Producer Relations with Beef Farmers of Ontario

Verified Beef Production (Quality Assurance) and financial incentives; Sustainable Beef Production, Herd Health and Cattle Selection Criteria.

Enjoy complimentary food and beverage, featuring a variety of beef dishes. Visit and mingle with fellow producers and industry leaders. View cattle from a number of seedstock and commercial producers representing all breeds.

Thank you to our past sale supporters! We look forward and hope to see you at our March 2022 Bull and Female Sale. Roger Maloney and Helen Lynett 2420 Jermyn Line, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 Roger: 705.761.7316 roger@mlcattleco.com

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STEPPLER FARMS BREEDING WARRANTY • All bulls sold through the 2021 bull sale are covered for injury and death 6 months after the March 14th bull sale date with ZERO PREMIUM. • The buyer must contact Steppler Farms immediately to ensure coverage is within the 6-month warranty date. • All injured bulls become the property of Steppler Farms and a signed transferable registration paper must accompany the bull upon return. • If requested, injured bulls must be checked by a certified vet and this report shared with Steppler Farms.

• You will receive a full sales credit to be used in next year’s 2022 bull sale. Steppler Farms will only cover up to a $10,000 investment on a bull. If a buyer wants to cover a more expensive bull, he or she will need to deal with their own outside insurance. • Buyer will receive a backup bull to get their cows bred at zero charge to the buyer. • The backup bull must be returned by the customer to Steppler Farms by October 1st.

Be Sure to Attend Our

A Piece of the Program 6th Annual Female Sale December 15, 2021 – 1 PM

Steppler Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale March 13, 2022 – Over 100 Bulls Sell

Free D in We eliver for Bu stern Ca n a l ls to Pa d a ris, O nt a r i o & .

Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

Andre & Katie Steppler 204.750.1951 stepplerfarms@hotmail.com www.stepperfarms.com @steppler_andre Steppler Farms • Andre Steppler

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STEPPLER FARMS HERD BULL GUARANTEE We want to make sure the sale bull you purchase meets your requirements. Not all bulls work out as hoped. Steppler Farms sale bulls have met the following requirements in our goal of ensuring customer satisfaction when you purchase a sale bull: • All bulls have passed a semen evaluation and are sold with a semen report. • All bulls are selected for sound structure with breeding capability. • All bulls are handled and are guaranteed to be able to be worked with proper handling skills. • All bulls have been fed a high forage diet which develops the bulls to be able to recondition themselves. If you are not satisfied with your bull sale purchase, please contact me first. • Bulls returned in the Herd Bull Warranty must be vet checked, if requested, to ensure they are fertile, healthy, and injury free. After the 6-month guarantee date, bulls are not covered for injury.

• Bulls must be returned to Steppler Farms with a satisfactory body condition score, with a signed transferable registration paper. Steppler Farms reserves the right to deduct from the sales credit for any bull returned with a body condition score lower than 3. Steppler Farms also assumes full possession of the returned bull. The Herd Bull Guarantee is as follows: • After 1 breeding season - 75% sale credit of the original sale price to be used in the next year’s sale. • Year 2 - 50% sale credit of the original sale price to be used in the next year’s sale. • Year 3 - 25% sale credit of the original sale price to be used in the next year’s sale. • Steppler Farms will only cover up to a $10,000 investment on a bull. If a buyer wants to cover a more expensive bull, he or she will need to deal with their own outside insurance. • The best part of both of these programs - you are dealing with Andre directly. There is no middleman, no run-around. Just call Andre.

STEPPLER FARMS EXTENDED WARRANTY This exciting new program is designed to get your cows bred to a high quality bull when a bull goes down. The reality is bulls will get hurt and never just before the bull sale season. It’s expensive to buy extra spare bulls, so it’s time to be covered by Steppler Farms. Every Steppler bull comes with an extended warranty. If any Steppler bull, of any age fails, simply phone me. We will supply a high level back up bull to get your cows bred. Time is money and nobody can afford open/late or cows bred to a second cut individual. $1000 - gets you a breeding

bull, delivered; bull comes back to Steppler Farms by October 1st. Now the best part, that $1000 turns into credit in the next year’s bull sale. See it as a down payment on your new herdsire. It is time to get more out of your herd bull purchases. Steppler Farms provides you that!

CREDITS

Credits can be used in either the female or bull sale. All credits must be used within a year.

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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

Culling Strategies

Sean McGrath

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

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES:

ALBERTA President: STEPHEN CHOLAK, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont SASKATCHEWAN President: JORDAN MOORE, Redvers Secretary: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina MANITOBA President: MICHAEL HUNTER, Roblin Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: JOSH TAYLOR, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: MARK FROST, Kingsey Fallss Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie MARITIMES President: JASON RINGUETTE, Bridgetown, NS Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

STAFF:

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

EXECUTIVE:

PRESIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca 1st VICE-PRESIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com 2nd VICE-PRES: RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046

ryan@cedardalefarms.ca PAST PRESIDENT: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730

mjelder@sasktel.net

DIRECTORS:

DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net ROGER MALONEY 2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com MATHIEU PALERME 814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca JEFF CAVERS Box 237, La Riviere, MB R0G 1A0 204.242.3467 C 204-242-4448 c2charolais@inethome.ca LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com ROD McLEOD 293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net

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This is certainly not the article I had hoped to write for this magazine, but given the situation across much of the country with drought and limited (no) feed availability, culling of the herd is a harsh reality for many cattle producers. While difficult to deal with, there is always a silver lining to trimming the cowherd. The culling process is one of the fastest ways to make genetic progress and it usually sets a herd up for longer term success and fewer problems moving forward. On our farm, we had 3/8” total precipitation in 2002, which led to a massive and somewhat gut wrenching cull of our cowherd. The next spring we got to experience the full force of BSE, but the fact we had a very young and productive (albeit significantly smaller) cowherd definitely helped us weather that storm. While we keep readily saleable cattle, such as backgrounding steers, we also keep a hitlist on our ranch, which is essentially a group of disposable cows. The ones that should have gone, but are having “one more calf”. These are the easiest to part with and should be first to go. It includes open, dry, lost a calf, required calving assistance, required post calving assistance or aggressive personalities. One tool we use is what I term the “Orange Tag of Death”. If we assist a cow in any way, she gets an orange tag and makes the cull list. Second on the list is to cull the low productivity cows. Many readers will have good records to help identify those cows. If your record keeping is somewhat suspect, or your calving book went through the wash, another suggestion from Burke Teichert which we have used successfully here, is to Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

wean your calves and then turn the dinks back out in about 24 hours. They will mother up and then you cut those cows from the herd. If you google Burke Teichert, he is a very good thinker about beef production and ranching. His articles and videos are helpful in the context of this year but also in general operation of your business. The next level that likely starts peeling back is the productive cow herd. This is where emotions become more difficult for many of us. It is easy to part with the cow that you barely outran those 4 times, it is another to part with a cow that has a name or a history. We do need to objectify this process. Production records are a good place to start, as well as age. Younger cows, with more productive life ahead of them, may take a large price hit in drought conditions but can recover their value quickly if conditions improve. Older, lower value cows will not generally have the same price recovery going forward. For example, a three-year old cow worth slaughter price this year, may be worth young bred cow price next year. If that cow is nine-years old, she is currently worth very little over cull price and will be worth about the same, or possibly less next year, as a ten-year old. Body condition and type are also good criteria for culling. Cows that are in good body condition relative to the others will generally have lower feed requirements to make it through the winter. Skinny cows will need to have body condition at least maintained and hopefully improved to make it through calving and rebreed. This may be an expense you are not willing to take this year. As well it is a good time to put a lot of pressure on feet/legs and udders. From a broader herd perspective, it is very important to have ..continued on page 18


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

Stratégies de réforme

Sean McGrath

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

PROVINCIAUX REPRÉSENTANTS:

ALBERTA President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont SASKATCHEWAN President: Jordan Moore, Redvers Secretary: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina MANITOBA President: Michael hunter, Roblin Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Josh Taylor, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Mark Frost, Kingsey Fallss Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie MARITIMES President: Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

PERSONNEL:

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

EXÉCUTIF:

PRÉSIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca 1er VICE-PRÉSIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com 2e VICE-PRÉSIDENT: RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046

ryan@cedardalefarms.ca ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730

mjelder@sasktel.net

ADMINISTRATION:

DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net ROGER MALONEY 2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com MATHIEU PALERME 814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca JEFF CAVERS Box 237, La Riviere, MB R0G 1A0 204.242.3467 C 204-242-4448 c2charolais@inethome.ca LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com ROD McLEOD 293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net

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Ce n’est pas vraiment l’article que je prévoyais écrire pour cette revue mais, compte tenu de la présente situation de sécheresse et de disponibilité limitée ou inexistante d’aliments du bétail sur une grande partie du pays, la réforme est devenue une réalité bien cruelle pour plusieurs producteurs. Bien qu’il faille composer avec un tel défi, il y a toujours un côté plus positif au fait d’avoir à diminuer son cheptel. Une démarche de réforme représente l’une des meilleures manières pour effectuer un progrès génétique plus rapide et cela permet souvent de mieux positionner son troupeau afin d’obtenir une meilleure réussite à long terme et de réduire certains problèmes. En 2002, on a reçu un total de 3/8 pouce de précipitation sur notre ferme, ce qui nous a forcé à effectuer une très déchirante réforme au sein de notre troupeau. Le printemps suivant, on a été frappé de plein fouet par la crise de l’ESB. Toutefois, puisque notre troupeau était alors très jeune et productif (quoiqu’étant significativement plus petit), cela nous a grandement aidé à passer à travers cette tempête. Alors qu’on garde des bouvillons pouvant être vendus en tout temps, nous tenons une liste noire sur notre ranch composée essentiellement des vaches sujettes à la réforme. En réalité, ce sont celles qui auraient dû partir mais qui ont « un veau de plus ». Elles sont les plus faciles à éliminer et elles devraient être les premières à partir. Dans ce groupe, on retrouve des vaches non gestantes, taries, qui ont perdu un veau, qui ont nécessité une assistance au vêlage ou après le vêlage et enfin celles qui ont un tempérament agressif. Nous utilisons un truc que j’ai appelé “le Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

tag orange de la mort ». Si on doit assister une vache d’une quelconque manière, elle reçoit un tag de couleur orange et elle est inscrite sur la liste des candidates à réformer. Les vaches ayant une faible productivité sont les suivantes sur notre liste de réforme. Plusieurs lecteurs s’appuieront sur des données concrètes afin d’identifier ces vaches. Si vous n’avez pas vraiment de données ou bien que votre carnet de poche ait passé dans la laveuse, je vous suggère d’utiliser une méthode développée par Burke Teichert et que nous avons employée avec succès dans notre troupeau. Sevrez vos veaux et retournez les “traineux” avec leurs mères en-dedans de 24 heures. Ils vont aller retrouver leurs mères, ainsi vous pourrez éliminer ces vaches. Si vous effectuez une recherche sur Google sur Burke Teichert, vous constaterez qu’il est un excellent mentor au niveau de la production bovine et de l’élevage. Ses articles et ses vidéos sont très utiles dans le contexte de cette année, mais également de façon générale pour appuyer votre programme d’élevage. Ensuite, on peut devoir considérer à regret de réformer des vaches plus productives du troupeau. C’est là où la situation devient plus émotive pour plusieurs d’entre nous. Cela est plutôt facile de se départir d’une vache qu’on avait presqu’éliminée quatre fois par le passé, mais ça devient une autre histoire quand on doit éliminer une vache avec un nom connu et qui a fait ses preuves. Il faut demeurer bien objectif dans tout ce processus. On doit ainsi débuter en analysant nos données de production, de même que l’âge des vaches. En scénario de sécheresse, une jeune vache ayant un avenir prometteur en production ne recevrait pas un prix suffisant, mais elle pourrait récupérer rapidement de la valeur lorsque les conditions ..continued on page 18


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 breeding goals in tough years. Understanding what you want your cows to accomplish, from both a production and genetic perspective, is extremely valuable and will allow you to make objective decisions that move your cowherd in a direction that will serve your business long term. If you have EPD available on your cows or your herd sires, it may be a good

idea to review them and match them to other criteria when making these decisions. The silver lining is that trimming the bottom of the cowherd, raises the overall average and quality of that herd, providing a stronger base for moving forward. Culling is one of the key tools for genetic improvement, and hopefully, we can keep that

FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 16 se seront améliorées. Toutefois, les vaches plus vieilles et possédant une valeur moindre ne pourraient pas se vendre à un meilleur prix avec le temps. Par exemple, une jeune vache de trois ans pourrait valoir cette année le prix de la réforme pour abattage, tandis qu’elle pourrait valoir l’an prochain le prix d’une jeune vache gestante. Si cette vache est présentement âgée de neuf ans, elle ne vaudra pas beaucoup plus que le prix de la viande et, l’année prochaine alors qu’elle sera âgée de dix ans, elle pourrait valoir encore moins. La condition de chair et le type de vache sont également des critères de réforme. Les vaches qui sont relativement en meilleure condition de chair que les autres nécessiteront généralement mois d’aliments pour passer le prochain hiver. Les vaches plus maigres devront au moins

maintenir leur condition de chair ou bien l’améliorer si elles veulent vêler correctement et être resaillies. Cette année, vous ne pouvez possiblement pas justifier une telle dépense. De plus, c’est un très bon temps pour être très sélectif au niveau de la qualité des pieds et membres et du pis. Avec une perspective plus large, il est très important d’avoir des objectifs de sélection durant les années difficiles. Il est extrêmement valable d’avoir une bonne compréhension des buts visés avec nos vaches, tant du point de vue de la production que du potentiel génétique. Cela nous permet alors de prendre des décisions objectives qui feront en sorte que notre troupeau ira dans la bonne direction à long terme. Si des ÉPD sont disponibles tant chez vos vaches que chez vos taureaux reproducteurs, ce serait une bonne idée de les réviser

slightly more positive mindset as we head through 2021. I appreciate that for many the situation is extremely dire and the process may be more than culling. There is a silver lining. Please remember that even a REALLY good cow is still just a cow, and that family and friends are much more important in the grand scheme of things.

et de les considérer en même temps dans vos prises de décision. Malgré tout, le bon côté au fait de devoir reformer la partie inférieure du troupeau vous permet d’améliorer la qualité et l’âge moyen de votre troupeau, ce qui vous laissera une fondation plus solide pour le futur. La réforme est un élément clé en amélioration génétique et, heureusement, on devrait conserver une attitude tout de même positive au cours du reste de l’année 2021. Je reconnais tout de même que pour plusieurs la situation est extrêmement désastreuse. Le processus de réforme ne pourrait pas être suffisant pour certains. Il y a toujours un bon côté. S’il vous plait, gardez à l’esprit que même une très bonne vache n’est en fait qu’une vache. Globalement, notre famille et nos amis demeurent toujours plus importants.

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Thank you to all who purchased bulls in the Brimner Cattle Co. Bull Sale Some High Sellers

GBR 165H HTA Batman 836F son to M2 Farms

GBR 92H

GBR 177H SOS Game of Thrones 98D son to Cudmore Farms Ltd.

SOS Game of Thrones 98D son to North of 50 Charolais, MB

GBR 22H

GBR 72H

SOS Game of Thrones 98D son to Scott Mannle

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SOS Game of Thrones 98D son to Erixon Charolais, MB

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SOME HIGH SELLING YEARLING BULLS WENT TO GREAT COMMERCIAL PRODUCERS

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RGP 38H Duty-Free son to JD Ranching Ltd.

HVA 151H Duty-Free son to Fenlands Agro

HVA 10H Duty-Free son to Eview Farming Co. Ltd.

HVA 228H Emperor son to Rob & Neil Hoffman, AB

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HVA 277H Duty-Free son to Everett Johnson

Norheim Ranching Rene’s Ag Spray Ltd. JK Charolais, ON Hogan Ranches Ltd. BOB Charolais, AB Tellier Bar LD Ranch, AB BCS Farms Ltd.

Shiels Cattle Co. Clem & Mina Sanden Dennis & Danielle Bouvier, AB Poplar Bluff Stock Farm, AB Brimner Cattle Co. Peter Heins & Sons Livestock Ltd., AB Brokenshire Joint Ventures

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to all the bidders and buyers for another great sale

HIGH SELLING TWO-YEAR OLD BULLS

HVA 211G Bushwacker son to K McLeod Farms Ltd.

HVA 70H Emperor son to Logan Ranching, AB

HVA 51G Duty-Free son to Fenlands Agro

HVA 116H Emperor son to Salty Lake Farms Inc.

Parsons Cattle Company, AB Turnbull Charolais, AB Creekview Farms Old Elm Farming Co. Ltd., AB Tyler & Shauna Getz Cole Corey

Palmer Farm Inc. L & L Farms Milford Colony Farming Co. Ltd. K & L Riecken Farms Hawkins Brothers Rock Lake Farming Co. Ltd., AB

RGP 101G Bushwacker son to K McLeod Farms Ltd.

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PROFILE – FRANKLIN CATTLE CO.

No Regrets Switching to Charolais Bulls Candace By

the home of franklin cattle co. is located 45 minutes north of Lloydminster, 10 miles west of the Saskatchewan border in Alberta, just north of the North Saskatchewan river, in rolling hills dotted with heavy oil tanks. Quinn’s dad, Lindsay Franklin, lives three miles away and puts around 12,000 km on the quad in a year checking pens, pastures and waterers. Of their 1,300 cows, most are located within an hour and a half of the home place, in the summer. They take 600 cows to Pierceland. They utilize two community pastures close to home and some graze on their own land. This spring, they sold 200 pairs of their older females to trim the herd and it will help with the drought situation this winter. Quinn Franklin ordered 20 loads of pellets for winter feed and is thankful he did. “The first week after I ordered them, they went up $40/tonne. The next week you couldn’t even order them because they weren’t sure they could supply. We don’t usually buy much hay, we just buy grain and straw to make silage. Our silage mainly consists of triticale and oats. We sometimes throw a quarter bushel of peas in the mix. We have grown corn, but I have been disillusioned with

it. On our light soil, we do just as well with the oats and triticale, without the higher input costs. I think our input costs for corn would be $100,000, that’s a cost you can’t ignore. If we were to take that money to buy grain in the spring to put in the bin, we would know we had feed. We haven’t had enough heat units the last five years for corn, which is hard to believe this year. In hindsight, corn may have been a better option this year.” “We also custom silage and when you have corn, everybody wants it at the same time. With cereals, we can have our silage finished before everyone wants their corn silaged.” Their native grass is soft and its nutritional value is not beneficial for grazing after the first frost. For this reason, he has found he can’t move cattle from the south to the north, or the east to the west. There are just too many open cows as they adjust to the new conditions. In 2020, he purchased twelve quarters of land by Kipling, in southeast Saskatchewan. Some of it is being broke to sow some canola, but will eventually go back into grass. Some of the grass is thirty years old and needs to be rejuvenated. There is a hog operation close by and some of the pasture benefits from the manure.

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The waterers in the winter pastures are all solar powered, but if they have four or five sunless days, they can utilize a small generator to recharge the batteries in an hour.

Not all the grass needs to be rejuvenated, some of it is excellent. “It will handle a lot of grassers if it is managed properly. We will have to improve some of the water sources and utilize rotational grazing. When it is all setup, we should be able to handle 1,000 grassers. We will put groups of steers together throughout the year, hopefully, taking advantage of market changes.” He has 600 grassers there and luckily sold 120 cow/calf pairs in February for June delivery. That helped the pastures for sure. Half of the grassers were his own cattle and he purchased two loads of steers from the Assiniboia Livestock Auction last fall on TEAM. The purchased steers were Angus and he won’t do that again. “My bottom end Charolais steers just pass them. It was night and day between them, it was so obvious. The yearling thing is a new deal for us. I realized being eight hours

Backgrounding feedlot

away from a herd of cows is not the best. It is too much to ask of someone to pull bulls and haul pairs out, so from now on, it is going to be just a yearling place. The management is much simpler. They go from a pen to grass, to a truck, for sale delivery. He also had 200 females there, which Chris Roppel wintered.” “If I had all my own grass here, I would probably calve in May. Of course, with Charolais calves they are almost too big to background. You can pull 1,000 lb calves off in July too. Right now, I will sell most of my calves in the fall and buy back throughout the winter. They will all go to the Kipling property.” “We start calving on the tenth of April. We used to start calving in the last week of March or first of April, this is the first year starting later. 2020 changed that plan. We tried a synchronized A.I. program for 700 cows with a Simmental bull to produce replacement females. We did the whole program to synchronize them and

My silver calves have been outselling my tans. This year we sold buckskins and silvers together on TEAM and they were fine. They sold to Ontario.”

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Thank You

TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT, BID AND ATTENDED OUR 2021 BULL SALE Wilfred & David Jans, Logan Ranching Corp., Copperfield Farms, Zambrim Holdings Ltd., Elkwater Farming Co., R.H. Mitchell Ranch Ltd., Frank Hudec, SK, RCM Cattle, Watmoough Farms Ltd., Dale Belisle, Shamrock Grazing, SK THANK YOU TO OUR FEMALE BUYERS: Seven Quarter Circle Charolais, BC, McKeary Charolais - Jr., Bar SK Cattle - Jr., Cay’s Cattle, SK, Dog Patch Acres, SK, K-Cow Ranch - Jr.

You’re Invited

MARCH 21, 2022 to our 3rd Annual

SIMPLE AS BLACK & WHITE BULL SALE Medicine Hat, AB, with K Lazy T Cattle Co. & Guests Watch for our female consignments this fall, including the Alberta Select

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heat detected. The guy that did the AIing, on June 4-6, thought they were in good shape and he was confident we should have at least a 50% conception rate. When we split the calves off, we hauled them straight to pasture and it was pretty dry. They were on good nutrition in the yard and when they went to a dry pasture, their nutrition level dropped and they sloughed or absorbed those embryos. That also explains why they didn’t come around for another month. The change was just too drastic. Lesson learned. If we could have kept them home longer, or if the grass would have been better, it would have turned out differently.” “We brought them back to pens for calving knowing that our water supply is barely adequate. We rely on some well water, but mostly it is runoff in dugouts pumped to troughs around the pens. We thought we would have 450 or 500 calved and moved out by the time the rest of the 800 head started to calve. It didn’t quite work that way. We only had 150 calved, so the rest of the cows calved from the middle of March and it was twenty to twenty-five below. My one hired hand thought ‘maybe the good Lord is looking after us, it’s cold and that is why we aren’t getting more calves.’ Then April got worse, and we were getting seventy or eighty calves a day, and it was thirty below. That was too much and we had to start hauling water, which is a four-hour a day job for one guy. The heifers we did get from the project are beautiful. I am leary of trying it again. A bunch of the cows missed a cycle so they didn’t start calving until the twentieth of April and it was still twenty-five below. 1,300 cows in our pens is just too crowded.” “We calve on five acres pens, which isn’t typical for an

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operation of this size. A few years ago when we had two feet of snow on the 19th of April, we changed things. Never again would I not have control of the cows during calving. There is just too much risk having them on sections of land. We calve 250 to 300 cows in these five acre pens and as soon as they calve, they are moved out to adjoining pastures. We leave the six quarters at home for this purpose, but the grass hasn’t come back yet this year. That is a worry for next year.” For biosecurity reasons, they don’t like to take anything to the vet clinic, but in 1,300 cows, they never had one cesarean this year. Introducing new cows to the herd is usually done in December, so there is time to be sure no health risk is realized at calving. They make sure their mineral supplementation is strong. They scour guard the heifers but not the cowherd. They give the cows a live vaccine the first time and switch to a killed vaccine in the fall. “We used to raise all our own replacements, but in the last three or four years we have been switching to all Charolais bulls.” “My silver calves have been outselling my tans. This year we sold buckskins and silvers together on TEAM and they were fine. They sold to Ontario.” “That is why we switched from Simmental, just because of the price difference. Three years ago, when I made the decision to switch to all Charolais bulls, I had a better set of red calves, but the Charolais outsold them by $.17 on the same weight. That was just too much money to leave on the table.” “The cost of bulls was also a factor. For the same quality of bull, a Simmental bull cost $8,000 to $10,000,

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Quinn Franklin

Zane, Abbie, Beau and Luke Franklin

and a Charolais was $4,000 to $5,000. I think that is changing and Charolais breeders are going to see a stronger market.” “Over the years, Charolais has also improved in temperament so much. They have made huge strides.” “This year I sold on July 23rd for an October 5 delivery and nothing else touched the price of my Charcross calves. We sold them as 600 weights. The heifers this year were $.10 stronger, I was tickled. We sold them at 560 weights. The heifers brought $2 and the 400 steers brought $2.265. The rest of the steers will be background. This is our first year without any replacements of our own. Some of my cows are just cows, because I buy at the mart in packages. Dad’s cows still produce the biggest calves, but he was selective breeding over thirty years on 150 cows. You can’t make a living on that now, so we had to go bigger.” “When I started, I had a little company from a small oil business I operated. Dad had so many oil wells on his land that he kept buying cows to get out of income tax. Then he was getting too old to calve all of them, so they would end up here. I have siblings, so I said to Dad, if you are going to split this up someday, it would be better if it is now, so I can start paying them out. So we rolled the cattle into the company and assumed the tax and capital gains and that is how Franklin Cattle Company started.” “I had twenty cows at the age of 25 and was bull

riding. Then I got married in 1997 and started a family and had to change my lifestyle. We were raised in a rodeo family. Franklin Rodeo is my Dad’s cousin, so we were always around it. I never played hockey or anything like that.” “We have some oil wells on our property and that helped us get started for sure. When we started, my wife and the kids had a job pumping water off the wells. It was a good gig and helped a lot. One year we got $167,000 in surface rights and I bought $600 cows with that money. In two years, they were worth $1,200, that was our good break. That is when I quit working off the ranch.” “I quit working off the farm seven years ago and we had 700 cows. We expanded by buying just plain cows and we have been up to 1,500 females. We currently have 600 black cows and the rest are red or red-blaze faced cows. They are mostly Angus and Simmental, but there is a touch of Hereford, as Dad had a strong Hereford based herd. When I went to buy heifers, the good red white-faced ones were $2,700 and the blacks were $1,900, so I bought the black ones. Most of them are not straight Angus, they have some Simmental in them. I don’t like real little cows.” “I had two full-time employees, but I am currently at one full-time and one part-time.” Now, there are three sons and a daughter in the family. None of the children are involved in the rodeo in a serious fashion.

Quinn turned out 47 Charolais bulls this year. “I like high performance bulls with a 105-110 lb birthweight.”

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BULL FINANCING

CALF BUYBACK PROGRAM

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This is what it’s all about, a pair just before weaning in the fall.

“Zane is a hockey player and he is going to U of S this fall, to be coached under Mike Babcock. He played in Texas last year. He has been running the chopper when we silage, so maybe that custom business will interest him someday.” “Luke is in third year environmental engineering at U of S. He likes running equipment, but it may not fit with his career plans.” “Beau is the third son and he enjoys the cows. He has some of his own and is building a herd. He graduated from high school this year and is currently working as a summer student at Diamond 7 to confirm if his interest in meat cutting should be pursued further.” Abbie is fifteen and she loves to dance. Her time is

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filled with school and dance classes. Some people are really cutting back during the time of drought, but Quinn wants to come out on the other side of it with a herd increased by a third. “That’s just the way I roll,” he laughs. “In the long term, supply and demand should dictate that the calf market should be strong. Even now, with the price of barley, the calf market is strong. If we can get there, meaning larger, it would be great, but it will be tough to cash flow. There are people that are worried about next year, but I don’t think you can survive in the cattle business if you don’t believe it is going to rain next year. I can see myself having more cows by next spring, or maybe even this fall. There are many for sale due to drought, so it is an

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The Diamond K Cattle Co. Bred Heifers Sell

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opportunity, if you can come up with the feed.” $1,500 salvage as a bred cow. Instead, you have a $600 “If I can keep my costs to $2.50/day to winter cows, I wintering bill, a fuzz ball calf, her hip went and she is should be okay. The silage this year is just going to be a worth zero. That costs a lot of money. If you can take a little taster, it will carry the pellets. I am still working to ten or twelve year old cow to town, and bring home a buy some silage, but I have to haul it 25 miles, which is six year old cow for not much more than meat price, you costly. There are just no grain farmers around here, it is really should. This year, it is an opportunity to put some cow country.” youth in your herd. They may not all fit in right away, “It has been my goal but you have more to sell cows when they opportunity with their get to ten years of age. youth.” We number brand, so “If there are half the when they reach that calves to market next mark, they go to town. year, how can the price If there is somebody be less. It is not like they else who wants to have are going to bring them some experienced cows for two or three years that won’t from the States. There is a lot of drought in the northern cause them any trouble, it’s good for them. I think they states as well.” start costing you money as they get older. It isn’t like a “We are better off than in 2002, because our water purebred cow that is going source is a bit better, Water is pumped from dugouts into the towers to lay down and give you although I think the where it is gravity fed to watering troughs throughout the pens a $15,000 bull calf. I think feed situation is worse after they are ten, the than 2002. This year we quality of their colostrum hauled water to wet some also starts to drop. I have of our silage, only to get found that one year she 1.5 tonnes/acres. You will give you a 600 lb steer wouldn’t do it if you didn’t calf and the next year own the cutter. We went a 400 lb fuzz ball. Then over 400 acres to get 600 she starts to drag a hip tonnes of silage, but at and the salvage value is least it is cleaned up.” diminished. You could Quinn turned out have received a $1,000 or 47 Charolais bulls this

I want colour and hair, with the hybrid vigour I get from Charolais, they will make up for plain cows.

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At 75 years of age, Quinn’s dad brings all of the cows in by himself on horseback. They preg check 3-400 cows in 3 hours. Quinn is proud of their handling system for a commercial operation. It makes life much easier having it under a roof. When processing calves it is easy to weigh them with no extra effort. They are set up to wean and process the herd efficiently and quickly.

year. “I like high performance bulls with a 105-110 lb birthweight. Last year we had a few too many large calves, but Dad told me we were feeding to much grain. We changed that and cut the protein in the last six weeks before birth and had no calving issues. I am not afraid to get a good birth weight bull, it was the feed that made the large birth weight calves.” “We keep our bulls until they are around six or seven. They just start to get too big. If you can buy them

Scale in processing barn

for $5,000 or $6,000, and keep them that long and get $2,000 salvage, you are doing alright. It costs around $800 to winter a bull. I know it still costs around $70 to breed a cow. That is based on breeding 25 cows per year, because we have large pastures. We have pushed it to 30 cows per bull, but it is always better to buy the extra bull than have some open cows. I want colour and hair, with the hybrid vigour I get from Charolais, they will make up for plain cows.” “I think the Charolais calves get up quicker. I never used to like black cows, but I think they make better

I have never had trouble with Charcross calves getting up to suck.

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mothers. I have never had trouble with Charcross calves getting up to suck.” “I am a purebred breeder’s best customer. We have so many bulls in a pasture at one time, I don’t know if a bull isn’t breeding. I am not going to lie. We run them through to semen check on May long weekend, give them a footrot vaccine and trim the front feet on the bulls every year. They don’t need it, but it is more of a check. Sometimes they find a stone bruise or an absess and it isn’t a problem, but it might be just when I want them to be breeding. For the $22 per head it costs, it is worth it to be sure they are fit for breeding season. I wouldn’t run them through the chute again for that purpose, but we do it when we semen check, so it is no extra work. We have done it for three years and I think only one bull became lame over the breeding season.” “I want to start pulling hair on my herdbulls in the future. Then if I have a common problem over many calves, I can DNA the calves to see if there is a problem with a specific bull. The next time we semen check, I plan to pull hair.” “I don’t trim feet on cows ever. If they need it, they get shipped. We aren’t keeping any breeding animal’s from these bulls, so that it not a concern either.”

It isn’t any extra work to use Charolais bulls, and if you don’t, you are just giving money away.

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“We rent a lot of land, so if something were to happen to it, I would be in trouble. That is one of the reasons I bought the land at Kipling.” “We normally seed 1,000 acres of silage and custom cut around 4,000 acres. That helps to pay for the cutter and justify keeping a couple of guys around for the summer.” “The last time I sold calves off heifers, I got $1,760 and they went to Quebec, on the ninth of September. I knew that was too high and it wasn’t sustainable, and it wasn’t. The price dropped very quickly that fall.” “There are not opportunities for land expansion, so we are trying to make our land

better.” “We winter on quarter section pastures with a feedtruck, feeding 8 lb barley, 20 lb silage and full feed straw. This year we will probably have to change to tub grinding more and feeding 10 lb pellets and very little silage and 20 lb straw.” “I think going to Charolais probably paid me $100 per calf. You take that over 1,300 calves and it is big chunk on the bottom line. That can mean the difference in things getting paid. It isn’t any extra work to use Charolais bulls, and if you don’t, you are just giving money away.”

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 BULL BUYERS Annual Bull Sale - March 30, 2022

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Thank You

to the following buyers for purchasing Creek’s Edge bulls in 2021 • Kertan Farms Ltd. * • TL Farms Inc. * • Stephen & Tracey Holodniuk • Reg Griffin * • Craig Jones • B4 Seeds Ltd. • Gerald & Darlene Bisschop * • Flowing Well Ranch Ltd. • Eugene Balaski • Ron Reid • Darren Baril • Rob Kot * • Godart Farms *

• Hazeldean Farms Ltd. * • Cline Cattle Co. • Winding River Colony Inc. * • Stan Skavlebo * • Clifford Pukas • Dan & Cathy Nelson • Armand Lesann • Brad Guy * • Bar WL Ranch Ltd. * • Frank Hudec * • Wrangler Charolais * • Denise Korpan * • RJF Ranching *

• Tateson Ranching Ltd. • Star City Colony * • David Wirl * • Bruce Edwards • Hemsing Farms Ltd. * • Stephen Lester • Brad Edison • Craig Stochmanski * • Don Simon * * indicates repeat buyers

Thank You

to these families for purchasing female packages

CLINE CATTLE CO.

Brad, Juanita, Logan & Kendra Cline

CLARKE CHAROLAIS

Byron & Michelle Clarke & family

Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd.

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THANK YOU TO THE BIDDERS AND BUYERS OF OUR 2021 BULL SALE • Hengerer Farms • Greniger Farms • Consult Farms • Kyle Thompson • Gregg Romerial • Quinton Ranch

• Tharte Land & Cattle • RCM Cattle • Duane Noble • Wyatt Cook • Tim Beavans • Amber Acres

• Ian Kent • Oarlock Ranch • Murry Ranch • Sunshine Hill • Wilson Ranches • Alex Campbell

• Longsons • Shawn McAlum • Chancy Bott • Rutledge’s • K-Belt Farms • Randy Gair

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HERD HEALTH

Reducing Antimicrobial Usage (AMU), A Practical Approach Roy Lewis DVM

Everyone on their operations probably has areas where they use either antibiotics unnecessarily, the wrong ones for the problems at hand, or perhaps situations where a lower class antibiotic will get the job done. I know I am changing in my advice as we finely tune where we use antibiotics. Ancillary treatments, such as NSAIDs, for pain or inflammation are being more commonly used and antimicrobials less. There are reductions that can be made throughout almost all cow-calf operations, whether they be purebred or commercial. I would suggest that any major changes be discussed with, or instituted by your veterinarian. There may be in many instances a savings in antibiotic costs with no negative changes in outcome. We can break most antibiotic usage in the cow calf/purebred sector into several clinical entities they are used in. Pneumonia, diarrhea, lameness issues, navel infection, and miscellaneous conditions round out antibiotic usage on our farms. With pneumonia, rarely is it a problem in our cows. Conditions like degenerative lungs, emphysema, or lungworms may require other treatments. Rarely do mature cows get the bacterial pneumonia that we call shipping fever, which requires antibiotics for treatment. Different treatments may involve dewormers, if there are lungworms, and this is usually a pasture condition. For degenerative lung conditions, sometimes anti-histamines, steroids, etc. may be used, but generally these are going to be temporary measures and cattle may be better to be shipped, if appropriate. 48

Get the cattle over the crisis, the withdrawals recognized, and salvage value realized. This is why cattle that recover from viral pneumonias such as BRSV often have irreversible damaged lungs and don’t do as well from a growth perspective. In an ideal world, preventing pneumonic conditions with vaccines, two staged, fence line weaning, or as stress free as possible, helps prevent pneumonias. Any stresses we can reduce at calving, such as crowding, keeping calves warm and dry, with creep areas, helps both pneumonia and diarrhea. Many producers are vaccinating for the specific pneumonias they get on young calves and using respiratory vaccines at an earlier age and employing intranasal vaccines to avoid colostral interference. Always better to prevent disease than treat it. Get samples taken and cultures done to determine both the type of pneumonia and which antibiotics are best suited to treat it. Using some science should be worth the investment to best get positive results on the next cases you treat. Again, take their temperature, as active recent infections should have a fever. If there is no fever, the calf is either not infected, or is very far gone, and as I have said, is going through a normal temperature on the way to comatose. I have seen very conscientious producers sometimes over treat. The temperature can be a good deciding factor, on whether to treat or not. Normal temperature is considered 38.5-39.5C and 39.540.0C is the grey area. Generally, a producer’s intuition is good when treating based on clinical signs, demeanor, alertness, etc., but let the temperature give you an objective measure to help your decision. With scours cases, your veterinarian will often tell you most are caused by viruses, so antibiotics of any sort, be Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

it pills, injectable, or oral liquid, really don’t do anything. Scours at 1-3 days of life could very well be caused by e-coli, a bacteria which responds to antibiotics. Scour vaccines have really helped to prevent this cause, as well as the viral causes of scours. A dietary, stress diarrhea, or diarrhea caused by protozoa, such as cryptosporidium, require electrolytes first and foremost. In the case of cryptosporidium, a specific treatment is necessary, not an antibiotic. Like the pneumonia with diarrhea, it is getting the proper cause, and the treatments most commonly will not require antibiotics unless it is caused by a septicemia or e-coli scours. It is more about prevention through scour vaccines and other management changes, or treatment with electrolytes, and way-less about antibiotics. Lameness issues, as has been mentioned in numerous articles, the one lameness very responsive to antibiotics is footrot (in cows, calves and bulls) but only about 20% of lameness issues are footrots. Broken legs, tendon and ligament injuries, down to sprains, and strains require pain killers and other products, surgery or casting, in the case of a broken leg, but seldom antibiotics. Again, a more accurate diagnosis needs to be made. This includes cows or bulls, which more commonly may have a sole abscess, or a bad crack, needing foot trimming and proper foot care, or a stifle injury which may be permanent. Either way, proper individual care is the answer. True footrot should respond well to antibiotics. If it doesn’t respond, have the animal examined, as it is most likely something else, which may require other cures. With navel infection, you must determine the acuteness of the case, to determine whether ..continued on page 50


THANK YOU! to everyone who was part of our sale in 2021 – from the on-farm visitors, to bidders and buyers. We truly appreciate all of you! Goodbrand Land & Cattle Company Eldon Roesler • Fred Schooler Dave Dubelowski • Leggett Farms Ltd. Jay Herder • Robert & Carol Cooper Kenny Sidener • Be-Rich Charolais Fawcett Cattle Co. • Bar Cee Ranches Brianna Madge • Fawcett Ranches Craig Brown • Hedley Farms Sounding Creek Grazing Assoc. Willerton Farms • KLC Cattle Co. Island Lake Grazing Assoc.

THJ GIVE-ER 13G Son of LAE Chancellor Les Cook, Compeer, AB

THJ GO GET’EM 53G

Son of LAE Almond 3122A Byron & Michelle Clarke, Denzil, SK

We would also like to thank the progressive producers who purchased Game Day semen this spring: Stan Skeels • Rocky & Debbie Payne Horseshoe E Charolais • K-Cow Ranch Johnson Charolais • Martens Charolais Desertland Cattle Company

THJ GRANITE 63G

Son of LAE Chancellor 5122C Lee McGonigle, Unity, SK

Hope to see you at our

in March, 2022!

THJ GUNNER 83G

Son of LAE Almond 3122A Jackson Bros., Unity, SK

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antibiotics will help, or if drainage simply be established like an abscess. Many apparent navel infections were treated that were in fact umbilical hernias, or the infection is long gone and just the scarred navel stump remains. Metaphylactic antibiotics, for things like castration of older calves, have or are being replaced by painkillers in the majority of cases. For pinkeye, we may use approved

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eye ointments to decrease injectable antibiotic usage. Also, once there is a white scar and no eye drainage, they are over the pinkeye, so there is no need for further treatment. All the above suggestions should definitely be clarified with your herd veterinarian. They will help with the actual diagnosis, and explain whether antimicrobials are necessary or not. Using good herd

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health recommendations, such as vaccinations to help prevent or reduce the scours and pneumonia incidence, should cut down antimicrobial usage. Then selecting the right drug for the right bug, when antimicrobials are necessary, will improve our success rate. Other treatments such as pain killers (NSAIDs) may be more appropriate in many cases.


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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021 275 Reputation Bred Heifers

Red/Red Blaze heifers-Tan/Tan White face heifers bred to Severston Red Angus bulls. Black/Black Blaze heifers bred to Daines Black Angus bulls. Two distinct calvings groups: February/March & March 20-May20 Online sale broadcast through Liveauctions.tv

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FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022 Offering 130 Charolais Bulls, yearlings & 2 year olds from Future Farms & Charworth Charolais Farms

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News Bob Lowe, President

I am pleased to see the world is starting to open again and return somewhat to pre-pandemic life. Our efforts around resilience are paying off. Most food service businesses are now open and there is a compelling case to keep them open. Labour is now their biggest challenge. The massive and ongoing investments our processors have made are keeping our plants operating at near 100 per cent capacity. We heard more good news at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in August. CattleFax gave one of the most positive outlooks for cattle prices over the next three years that we have seen in a long time. We heard beef demand is at the highest level in 33 years in the U.S., and the increase, in beef sales between just 2019 and 2020 was four times greater than total sales of plant-based alternatives. Export sales for both Canada and the U.S. are up double digits supported by very strong international demand. If mother nature cooperates, we could see beef being one of the leading growth industries coming out of the pandemic lockdowns. We are also now learning about the full impact of this summer’s drought. On Sunday August 22, 2021, with only a few hours before the federal election was called, the beef industry received good news about the AgriRecovery program, as the Government of Canada increased total funding to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought and wildfires. This includes initial funding of $100 million announced on August 6, 2021. Using the 60-40 cost-shared basis, as outlined under the Canadian 54

Agricultural Partnership, the federal share would be up to $482.5 million, not including British Columbia’s planned program. Here is a summary of what this means for producers in droughtstricken areas: B.C. – In B.C., the government announced that the province and federal government are working on an AgriRecovery program to help deal with drought and wildfire challenges producers are facing. At the time of writing, total funds have not been announced, but the program details are anticipated to be similar to the AgriRecovery Wildfire initiative in 2017-18. Alberta –Alberta earmarked $136 million in provincial funding. The federal contribution is an additional $204 million in federal funding under AgriRecovery for total funds of $340 million. The 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative will provide eligible producers an initial $94 per head payment for breeding females based on inventory as of August 6. Later this year, producers may receive an additional payment up to a maximum of $106 per head, through a receipt-based approach, to reflect extraordinary circumstances faced in some areas of the province. At time of writing, details of the second payment were still being finalized. Saskatchewan –In Saskatchewan, the Province announced $119 million in funding. The federal government will provide an additional $178 million for a total program of $297 million. The 2021 CanadaSaskatchewan Drought Response Initiative will provide eligible producers a $200 per head payment to help maintain breeding females, with an initial $100 payment on inventory as of August 1, and the next Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

$100 payment based on inventory on December 31. Manitoba – Manitoba allocated $62 million in provincial funding. The federal government is expected to add up to $93 million for a total of $155 million in program funding. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program will help producers purchase and test feed for livestock to maintain their breeding herds, including transporting purchased feed from distant locations. The Livestock Transportation Drought Assistance program will help offset freight expenses associated with moving livestock to alternative feed supply areas. Manitoba is also in the process of designing a cowherdrebuilding program under the Canada-Manitoba AgriRecovery Drought Assistance framework, to help livestock producers forced to sell breeding stock due to limited feedstock in 2021 with the goal to rebuild their herds starting in 2022. At time of writing, program details were under development. Ontario – Heading east, Ontario announced up to $5 million in provincial funding. The federal contribution is expected to contribute an additional $7.5 million for a total program of $12.5 million. The program is expected to cover costs for purchasing feeds, transportation of feed and water, transportation of animals to feed, temporary fencing and other extraordinary costs related to the drought. These costs are estimated at approximately $200 per head for cattle. As we look ahead, one of the Canadian beef industry’s primary modern objectives is sharing the positive story of agriculture with consumers, government, and other stakeholders. CCA is tackling this ..continued on page 56


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Fall Feature Female Sale, 2:30 PM, Hoards Station, Campbellford, ON

DECEMBER 4

Sterling Collection 42nd Annual Sale, 1:30 PM, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

DECEMBER 7

No Borders Select Sale, 1:00 PM, Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

DECEMBER 10

Char-Maine Ranching 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort McLeod, AB

DECEMBER 15

Steppler Farms A Piece of the Program Female Sale, 1:00 PM, at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

2022 FEBRUARY 18

Stephen Charolais & Guests 5th Annual Muscle Up Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Whitewood (SK) Livestock Sales

FEBRUARY 25

Ross Lake Charolais & Guests Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB

MARCH 5

MARCH 26

MARCH 13

MARCH 29

Turnbull Charolais & Guests Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, at the farm, Pincher Creek, AB Steppler Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

MARCH 14

Palmer Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 PM, at the farm, Bladworth, SK

MARCH 19

Pleasant Dawn Charolais 20th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 PM, at the farm, Oak Lake, MB

MARCH 21

Flat Valley Cattle Co. & K Lazy T Cattle Co. Simple as Black and White 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Medicine Hat (AB) Feeding Company

MARCH 22

Coyote Flats Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, at the farm, Coaldale, AB Prairie Distinction 8th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

MARCH 31

Charmark Ranches Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

APRIL 5

Cedarlea Farms Git ‘R Done Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK

APRIL 7

Hunter Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 PM, at the farm, Roblin, MB

Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, Minitonas, MB

APRIL 9

MARCH 23

APRIL 13

HTA Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 PM, at the farm, Rivers, MB

Brimner Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 PM, at the farm, Manor, SK White Meadow Charolais Annual Bull Sale, Pipestone (MB) Farmgate Timed Online Auction

MARCH 24

Elder Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 PM, at the farm, Coronach, SK

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

Benefits of a CCYA Membership Evan Jamieson, Director

We recently held our 2021 conference in Olds, from July 13th-16th. It was held in conjunction with Summer Synergy, which resulted in multiple Charolais participants being awarded scholarships from that show. We started the week by having an educational component presented by Bohrson Marketing Services, where juniors learned about livestock sales and what goes into managing them. CCYA  NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Haley Rosso hrosso25@gmail.com Vice-President: Evan Jamieson evanjamieson31@gmail.com Treasurer: Tyson Black charolais09@gmail.com

From there we had an old-fashioned mixer where I don’t think anyone left clean. The materials used in the events included shaving cream, syrup, hard boiled eggs, ketchup, mustard, and much more! All ages had a great time at this event, even some reluctant parents, who got in on the games. On Wednesday and Thursday our members participated in Showmanship, Team Grooming, Team Marketing, and Team Judging. Some junior members got to record a radio ad, which was a highlight for many of them. On Friday, we had our confirmation show, and

Secretary: Logan Jamieson loganjamieson22@gmail.com Director: Will Rosso wrosso663@gmail.com Director: Megan Perih perihmegan@yahoo.ca Director: Justin Harcourt justin.harcourt02@gmail.com Director: Wyatt Burgomaster wyattburgomaster@gmail.com

2022 CCYA  Conference &  Show Exec. – July 27-30 Renfrew, Ontario Chair: Tyson Black Vice-Chair: Wyatt Burgomaster Treasurer: Halle Packer Secretary: Maddie Saunders

all had a great time at this. In true CCYA fashion, it was awesome to see members working together in their herdsmanship groups to get all animals ready for the show ring. Overall, it was a terrific week in Alberta, especially after having to postpone last year’s event. We would like to thank all those who volunteered their time to ensure it could happen, along with all those who attended, we couldn’t have done it without you! I hope to see everyone in Renfrew, Ontario, next year at our next conference! CCYA  Provincial Advisors SK: Shae-Lynn Book | shaelynnevans03@gmail.com ON: Karen Black | blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Jeff & Jackie Cavers | tobbagirl@yahoo.ca AB: Megan McLeod | cowgirlcreative@outlook.com Youth Coordinator: Shae-Lynn Book shaelynnevans03@gmail.com

FROM THE CANADIAN CATTLEMEN ASSOCIATION NEWS, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 54 head-on through the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place this fall. CCA staff have been working tirelessly since

the spring to make sure the voice of Canadian beef producers is heard at this international table. Stay tuned for more on the outcome of the Summit.

Please note: Information regarding AgriRecovery programs were current as of writing and program changes may have since been announced.

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Char Cross Steers Sweep Prince Albert 4-H Regional Show

Charolais Heifer wins Prince Albert 4-H Regional Show

Jacob Feige, Wild Rose 4-H Beef Club won Grand Champion Steer at the Prince Albert Regional 4-H Beef Show and Sale. The 55 head steer show was judged by Toby Noble. Jacob’s steer weighed 1,319lb and sold for $7.00/lb to Thunder Ridge Farms, Leask.

Rylan MacGillivray’s bred heifer was selected Grand Champion Female by judge Toby Noble at the Prince Albert Regional 4-H Beef Show and Sale. Snowball is a purbred female, CAY’S Shanelle 14H, sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET. Rylan is a member of the Weldon 4-H Beef Club.

Hailey Njaa, Weldon 4-H Beef Club won Reserve Grand Champion Steer with a 1,271lb steer selling for $4.00/lb to NAPA Traction, Prince Albert.

Prince Albert Regional Charity Steer 2021

Charcross Reserve Grand at Neepawa Regional 4-H

Prince Albert Regional Charity Steer raised nearly $150,000 in funds to donate to the Saskatoon Cancer Center. The Steer was sold via live Dutch Auction raising $49,930 in auction dollars. Malcom Jenkins, owner of Prince Albert Canadian Tire matched the donation bringing the total to $98,780. JGL Livestock donated the steer and also donated $50,000 to the initiative.

Madisyn Robertson, Neepawa & Area 4-H Beef Club, had the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the 2021 Neepawa & Area Virtual Interclub Show. This 34 steer show was judged by Chad Haaland, Hanley, SK. The Charolais X homegrown steer weighed 1,630 lb and sold for $3.57/lb to Mazergroup, Neepawa, MB.

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Charolais Female Wins Coronation and District 4-H Show

Charcross Steer Wins Coronation and District 4-H Show

Danna Bouchard’s Cow/Calf Pair, McKearys Jessicah Glitz 78F (SOS Chuckwagon daughter) with bull calf McKeary General 1J, won Supreme Female at the Coronation and District 4-H Beef Show judged by Rob Smith. The pair was also selected Grand Champion Female by judge Larry Toner at the Altario 4-H Beef Club Achievement Day.

Navada Murray won Grand Champion Steer at the Coronation and District 4-H Beef Show. The 52 head steer show was judged by Rob Smith. Navada’s steer weighed 1,641lb and sold for $6.25/lb to Hillside Excavating Inc., Bassano. Her tan steer was also the Consort 4-H Club Grand Champion and the District Rate of Gain Champion with a 4.78/lb a day gain.

Charcross Steer Wins Carstairs District Show

Charcross Steer wins Vulcan and District 4H Show

Jolee Shand of the Cremona 4-H Beef Club had Grand Champion Steer at the May 23rd Carstairs and District 4-H Show. Harley weighed 1,503 lb and sold for $2.83/lb to Westview Co-op. The 36 steer show was judged by Rod Morrison and Cole Giles.

Anna Lundgren of Vulcan won Grand Champion Steer at the May 26th-27th Vulcan and District 4-H show. The Charcross steer weighed 1,588lb and sold for $3.00/lb to Midstream Equipment, High River. Judges for the 41 steer show were Kevin and Kaitlyn Bolduc.

Charcross Reserve Grand at Rivers 4-H Chase Airey, Rivers, MB had Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the Rivers & District 4-H Beef Show, July 6th, judged by Levi Rimke. His steer Fridge (he’s packed full of delicious meat!) weighed 1,470 lb and sold for $2.45/lb to Redfern Farm Services, Rivers, MB.

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Charolais Win Melfort Regional 4H Anna Wielgosz, from the Meskanaw-Ethelton 4H Beef Club, exhibited the Supreme Grand Champion Female and Grand Champion three year old cow/calf pair with SKW Edison 141F, and heifer calf SKW Lily 160J at side. The Melfort Regional Beef 4-H Show was held on July 4th, with Claude Wasden judging the show.

Teslyn Kajner, also from the Meskanaw-Ethelton 4-H Beef Club, won Grand Champion Steer at the Melfort Regional Beef 4H Show. The July 5th show of 70 steers was judged by Claude Wasden. Teslyn’s home raised steer weighed 1,288 lb and sold for $4.25/lb to Gateway Vet Clinic, Melfort.

Charolais Steers Sweep Saskatoon

Alameda Regional Champion Steer

Leah Libke from the Monarch 4-H club exhibited the Grand Champion steer at the Prairieland Junior Ag Showcase on July 5, 2021. Her 1,419lb steer sold to Double K Excavation, Dundurn/Tuxford for $5.50/lb. This 38 head show was judged by Mike Fleury.

Kamryn Gilliland won Grand Champion Steer at at the Alameda Regional 4-H show and sale, June 12th. Her 1,325lb steer was selected by judge Brennon Archdekin. There were 74 steers in the show. Kamryn’s steer was sold privately to Larry and Lori Day.

Allyson Tetzlaff from Viscount 4-H Beef club exhibited the 1,268lb Reserve Grand Champion Steer.

Reserve Overall Female Weyburn 4H Callie Buckler, Pangman-Ogema 4-H Beef Club, had Reserve Overall Grand Champion Female at the Weyburn and District Regional 4-H Beef Show, July 5th. The show was judged by Lance Leachman. Emma Lees, of the Arcola-Kisbey 4-H Beef Club, had top overall Charolais influenced steer at the Weyburn and District Regional 4-H Beef Show. Her 1,244 lb steer was presold to Percyview Stock Farm, Kisbey. Charolais Connection • Fall 2021

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Ontario

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events

September 24 Lindsay (ON) Fair Charolais Show, 5:30 pm (A BOSS Show) October 2 Select Bull Female Sale, at Ferme Claude Lemay, Shawinigan, QC

October 3 Olds (AB) Fall Classic Charolais Show 2 pm, (A BOSS Show)

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Dale & Lois T 306-693-2127 dlmhowe@sasktel.net

Annual Bull Sale 1st Wednesday in April Box 174 Stn Main, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 4N8

October 15 Uppin’ the Ante Charolais Sale, 7 pm, Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON October 16 Fall Feature Female Sale, 2:30 pm, Hoards Station, Campbellford, ON October 17 M&L Cattle Company Beef Day, 1 pm, at the farm, Indian River, ON October 29 Ag-Ex Charolais Show, 1 pm, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB (A BOSS Show) October 30 Platinum Picks Female Sale, 2 pm, Hoards Station, Campbellford, ON November 4 Lloydminster (SK) Stockade Roundup Charolais Show, 10 am

USA

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November 6 Atlantic Elite Sale, 2:30 pm, Atlantic Stock Yards, Truro, NS November 12 Farmfair International Charolais Show, 1 pm, Edmonton (AB) EXPO Centre (A BOSS Show) November 17 McLeod Livestock “Red Tag Sale”, 7 pm close out DLMS online November 25 Players Club Bull Calf Jackpot, 10 am, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK November 25 Canadian National Charolais Sale, 3:30 pm, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK November 26 Canadian National Charolais Show, 1:30 pm, at Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK (A BOSS Show) November 26 Marcinek Cattle Co. Bred Heifer Sale, Innifail (AB) Auction Mart December 1 Neilson Cattle Company Complete Dispersal Sale, 12 pm, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

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December 2 TRI-N Charolais Farms “The Changing Of The Guard” Female Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Lenore, MB December 3 Anderson Bred Heifer Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

December 4 Sterling Collection 42nd Annual Sale, 1:30 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales December 7 No Borders Select Sale, 1 pm, Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB December 10 Char-Maine Ranching 17th Annual Bull Sale & Elite Commercial Bred Female Sale, Southern Alberta Livestock Exchange, Fort MacLeod, AB December 10 Alberta Charolais Association AGM & Awards Banquet, 4 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB December 10 Alberta Select Individual Bull Show, 7 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB December 11 Alberta Select Pen of 3 Bull Show, 10:30 am, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB December 11 Alberta Select Female Sale, 1:30 pm, Westerner Grounds, Red Deer, AB December 13 Wilgenbusch Charolais “Volume IV” Female Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Halbrite, SK December 13 Diamond K Cattle Co. Bred Heifer Sale, 2 pm, at the Bircham Ranch, Piapot, SK December 15 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale, 1 pm, at the Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB December 16 Springside Farms Dispersal Sale, Stettler (AB) Auction Mart December 19 Superstar Charolais Sale, Saskatoon, SK December 30 Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale, Niagara Falls, ON


2022 February 2 Moose Creek Red Angus & Charolais TwoYear Old Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Kisbey, SK February 15 Rawes Ranches 39th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Strome, AB February 18 Stephen Charolais & Guests 5th Annual Muscle Up Bull Sale, 1 pm, Whitewood (SK) Livestock Sales February 19 P&H Ranching Co. Bull Sale, Innisfail (AB)Auction Market February 25 Ross Lake Charolais & Guests Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB March 4 Future Farms & Charworth Charolais Select Charolais Bull Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 4 Nish Charolais 16th Annual Bull Sale, 6 pm, Perlich Bros. Auction Mart, Lethbridge, AB March 5 Turnbull Charolais & Guests Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Pincher Creek, AB March 11 CK Sparrow Farms Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 13 Steppler Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB March 14 Palmer Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Bladworth, SK March 17 Footprint Farms Bull Sale, 3:30 pm, at the ranch, Esther, AB March 18 High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Inglis, MB March 19 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 20th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Oak Lake, MB March 20 M&L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Indian River, ON March 20 Sliding Hills Charolais 16th Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Canora, SK

March 21 Highway 21 Group Bull Sale, at the ranch, Hanna, AB March 21 Flat Valley Cattle Co.. & K Lazy T Cattle Co. & Guests “Simple as Black & White” Bull Sale, 1 pm, Medicine Hat, (AB) Feeding Company March 22 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 22 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 20th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Minitonas, MB March 23 HTA Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Rivers, MB March 24 Elder Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coronach, SK March 25 McTavish Farms & Guests 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 26 Coyote Flats Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coaldale, AB March 29 Prairie Distinction 8th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 30 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, La Riviere, MB

Canadian Western Agribition Charolais Sale Regina, SK • November 25, 2021 Neilson Cattle Company Complete Dispersal Sale Moose Jaw, SK • December 1, 2021 Tri-N Charolais Farms “The Changing Of The Guard” Female Sale Lenore, MB • December 2, 2021 Alberta Charolais Select Female Sale Red Deer, AB • December 11, 2021 Springside Farms Dispersal Sale Stettler, AB • December 16, 2021 Superstar Charolais Sale Saskatoon, SK • December 19, 2021 Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Niagra Falls, ON • December 30, 2021

March 31 Charmark Ranches Bull Sale, 1 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB April 4 North of the 49th 19th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Wilgenbuch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 5 Cedarlea Farms “Git’R Done” Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK April 7 Hunter Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Roblin, MB April 7 Daines Cattle Bull & Female Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart April 9 Brimner Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Manor, SK April 13 White Meadow Charolais Bull Sale, Pipestone, MB, Farmgate Timed Online Auction

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LOOKING TO FIND SOMEONE Alta Genetics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 AM Sunrise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Amabec Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Annuroc Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 B Bar D Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Baker Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Bar H Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Beck Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Be-Rich Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Blackbern Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 65 Bob Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Borderand Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Boss Feeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Bricney Stock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Bridor Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Brimner Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 67 Buffalo Lake Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 By Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 55 Campbells Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Carey Auction Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Cedardale Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 65 Cedarlea Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 21, 67 Charla Moore Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Char-Lew Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Char-Maine Ranching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Charmark Ranches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Charolais Journal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Char-Top Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Charworth Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Chomiak Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Circle Cee Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Cline Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 64 Cockburn Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Cougar Hill Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Coyote Flats Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 63 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45, 67 C2 Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 65 D & L Plewis Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Davis-Rairdan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Demarah Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Diamond K Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Diamond W Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Dorran, Ryan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Double P Stock Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Dowell Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Dubuc Charolais senc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Dudgeon-Snobelen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Eaton Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Edge Livestock Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Elder Charolais Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,67 Fergus Family Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Fischer Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Flat Valley Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27,63 Fleury, Michael . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Flewelling, Craig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Footprint Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24,63

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Fourthlane Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Future Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Gallelli Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Gilliland Bros. Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Good Anchor Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 H.S. Knill Company Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Happy Haven Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Harvie Ranching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 HEJ Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Hicks Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 High Bluff Stock Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,65 Highway 21 Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 63 Hopewell Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Horseshoe E Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Howe Coulee Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 HTA Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,65 Hunter Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, IBC Innisfail Auction Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 JMB Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Johnson Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Johnstone Auction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 June Rose Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Kaiser Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 KCH Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Kirlene Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 66 La Ferme Patry de Weedon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Lackluster Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Lakeview Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Langstaff Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Leemar Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Legacy Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 LEJ Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 M&L Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 66 Mack’s Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Maple Leaf Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Martens Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Martens Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 McAvoy Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 McKeary Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 McLeod Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 McTavish Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 67 Medonte Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Millerland & Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Moose Creek Red Angus & Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . 53 Mutrie Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Myhre Land and Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Nahachewsky Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Neilson Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Nish Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Norheim Ranching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 P & H Ranching Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Packer Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Palmer Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 23, 67 Parsons Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

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Phillips Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Platinum Picks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Pleasant Dawn Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 65 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49, 64 Potter Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36, 66 Prairie Cove Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Prairie Gold Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Pro-Char Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 R&G McDonald Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Raffan, Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Rawes Ranches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 64 Reeleder, Andrew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Rollin’ Acres Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Ross Lake Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Rosso Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Royale Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 RRTS Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Saddleridge Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 SanDan Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Saunders Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Scott Stock Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Serhienko Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Sharadon Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Skeels, Danny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Sliding Hills Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 67 Southside Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Southview Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 CK Sparrow Farms Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Springside Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 31, 64 Spruce View Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Stach Farms Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Stephen Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Steppler Farms Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13, 65 Stock, Mark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Sugarloaf Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Sunrise Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Sunshine Oak Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 T Bar C Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29,33,62,69 Taylor Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Temple Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Thistle Ridge Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Transcon Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 TRI-N Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Turnbull Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,64 Twin Anchor Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Valley Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Western Litho Printers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 White Cap Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 White Lake Colony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 White Meadow Charolais Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 WhiteWater Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Wilgenbusch Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68, OBC Wilkie Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Wood River Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Wrangler Charolais. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64


THE SIRES OF NEXT SPRING’S BULLS

thank You TO EVERYONE WHO SHOWED INTEREST IN OUR PROGRAM AND TO THESE BUYERS:

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Greg Els, SK* Kreutner Farms Ltd.* Momotiuk Farms* Terry Bartel* Tyler Mullin* Circle 7 Ranches, SK* Soderglen Ranches Ltd.* TD Saquet Farms Ltd.* Chris Bartel* Randy Bartel* Rick Zamonsky* Kevin & Lynn Wenzel* Caul Charolais, ON* Reynald Chartier Ken Lajambe* Bradley Cranwell* 3K Holdings Ltd.* Winn Man Farms Ltd.* Ryan & Elizabeth Rowan*

White Pearl Charolais* Brian Dietrich, SK Highland Feeders Ltd.* D.R. Thul Farms Ltd.* Craig Pihach* Soura-Horan Farms* Bill Rumohr, AB* Sheldon Sauser, SK* Law Farm Tom Nakonechny* Tuff Country Livestock* Travis Beck* Mervin Feschuk Ronald Radchuk, SK* Cockerill Farms* Lisoway Farms, SK* Mike Kindiak *denotes repeat buyers

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