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February 2016 VOL. 50, NO. 1 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 546-3940 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

Features Obituary – Lee Rudiger ..........................................................22 Sterling Collection Sale ..........................................................30 Jordan River Dispersal ............................................................32 No Borders Select Sale ............................................................34 Wilgenbusch Biennial Female Sale  Volume 1......................36 Alberta Select Sale ..................................................................37 Alberta Charolais Association AGM ......................................38 Alberta Select Bull Show ........................................................38 Banner of Show Sires Report ..................................................40 Female Sale Summary ............................................................43 Manitoba Charolais Association AGM ..................................46 CCYA Essays..............................................................................47

Departments From the Field............................................................................6 Du Champ ..................................................................................8 Canadian Charolais Association..............................................10 De l’Association de Charolais Canadien ................................12 Charolais Life ..........................................................................16 Canadian Beef Breeds Council................................................16 Herd Health ............................................................................20 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ........................22 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ..............................................39 Calendar of Events ..................................................................55 Index of Advertisers ................................................................58

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

What a fall. The female sales ended very strong with the overall average steady with last year, although 70 more cow/calf pairs pushed the 2014 average to the height it was. This year all categories of cattle sold had higher averages except the cow/calf pairs and you can examine the complete results and charts after the sale reports in this issue to see what I mean. The great thing for the Charolais industry was that the quality Charolais females were finally bringing the dollars deserved in comparison to the top females of other breeds. Charolais females have always been under valued in this comparison. Last fall 42 females sold for $10,000 or more and 14 of those were heifer calves which I find very exciting. We need to continue to build on this excitement with the spring bull sales and try to attract some new breeders into the Charolais industry. There are many areas across the country that are lacking Charolais breeders to fill the void of Charolais bulls in the commercial industry. Some commercial producers, who may want to use Charolais bulls, just find it more convenient to buy another breed from a breeder who is closer to them and they may feel more comfortable dealing with. Also in some of these areas, if there is no one promoting Charolais in the coffee shops and curling rinks, it is easy to be forgotten or written off. We must all work together to encourage and assist new members into Charolais, to extend the enthusiasm that exists in our breed today. The new breeders that were buying their first Charolais last fall showed how exciting and invigorating it is to have fresh enthusiasm in the breed. Remember enthusiasm breeds enthusiasm and it doesn’t cost anymore to be positive. In this issue along with the wrap up of the fall female sales, you will see the Banner of Show Sires point 6

tabulations from all the 2015 shows that are designated BOSS Shows. There is no performance number or EPD for structural soundness and eye appeal. The BOSS program measures the progress of sires in these different categories. The breed also benefits in promotion by the breeders who spend the countless hours getting the cattle ready, not just at home, but at the shows, to have a presence for all of us. It is an effective part of the business if you wish to get the top value for your cattle. I attended the Manitoba Charolais Association Annual Meeting in early January and was astounded to figure out that 23 percent of their membership attended the meeting along with other family members and guests. I challenge any other province to come close to these numbers. We have been saying for a few years now that Manitoba is a happening province for Charolais and I think this proves the point. I have been out picturing for the spring bull sales and at one breeder’s place he stated he had been through two herds with another four lined up in the next week. Those who attended the Breeder’s School we hosted a couple of years ago were given a challenge to tour 10 different herds every year and then tweet their progress or completion. Many have taken up this challenge and continue to enjoy and benefit from the experience of doing this. I would like to challenge every breeder to do this and have stated it should be in the CCA bylaws as nothing but good comes from touring other herds. I have been through dozens of bull pens already this spring and there are some great breeder bulls lurking in virtually every one of them. If you are looking to improve your bull battery, I am sure you will find one as there is everything you could be looking for out there. The first bull sales this spring have been steady with last year and Charolais topping the list. This spring I believe we are going to have great Charolais bull sales. But Charolais Banner • February 2016

don’t expect more out than you put in. Make sure you have your bulls presented and fed to the best of your ability. Make sure you have called all your previous customers and adequately advertised what you have to sell. Make sure you cull on temperament and structural soundness so you have an appealing offering when buyers arrive. The opportunities are there for you to take advantage of. Looking ahead after bull selling season, there are some exciting things again happening in the Charolais business this summer. June 17th and 18th the Alberta Charolais Association is hosting the Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting in North/Central Alberta. There will be some herd tours and more. Watch for details in the May issue of the Charolais Banner but mark it on your calendar now. This year the Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference & Show is being held in Olds, Alberta, from July 12th to 15th. I know I sometimes sound like a broken record but try to attend. It is always invigorating to see the youth of the breed working together and it is a very relaxed place to network with many younger breeders from across Canada. Even if you don’t have any children come and show your support of these enthusiastic youngsters. And finally, if you think you want to sell some females in sales this fall, start planning now to make sure you have them bred to what will make them sell the best, with observed breeding dates and no exposures. Make sure your bull battery is as good as it can be to position yourself for the great times ahead in the Charolais industry. And as always, if Craig or I can be of any assistance this spring please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Until next time, Helge


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

Quel automne, les ventes de femelles se sont terminées avec une moyenne globale stable comme l’an passé, bien que plus de 70 paires de vache veau ont haussé la moyenne. Cette année toutes les catégories de bovins ont été vendues avec des moyennes plus élevées, excepté les paires de vache veau, et quand nous aurons vérifié les résultats complets nous pourrons être fixés sur les prix réels. La bonne nouvelle pour l’industrie du Charolais, c’est que la qualité des femelles Charolais qui ont rapporté beaucoup comparé aux femelles des autres races. Les femelles Charolais ont toujours été sous évaluées. L’automne dernier 42 femelles ont été vendus $10,000et plus dont 14 étaient des génisses, j’ai trouvé cela très valorisant et positif. Nous avons besoin de continuer l’engouement avec nos ventes de taureaux printanières, et essayer d’amener de nouveaux éleveurs dans le Charolais. Il y a plusieurs régions à travers le pays qui manque d’éleveurs Charolais pour fournir l’industrie commerciale en taureaux. Plusieurs producteurs commerciaux seraient intéressé à acheter un taureau charolais, mais faute d’éleveurs proches d’eux, ils préfèrent acheter une autre race d’éleveurs plus près d’eux. Aussi dans ces régions, il n’y a aucune publicité, alors c’est facile d’oublier le Charolais et de le mettre de côté. Nous devons travailler tous ensemble à encourager et assister les nouveaux membres dans le Charolais, et répandre l’enthousiasme qui existe dans notre race. Souvenons-nous que l’enthousiasme pour la race ne coûte rien et devient très positif. Dans ce numéro en plus des ventes automnal de femelles, vous verrez le tableau des résultats pour les expositions 2015 qui

serviront pour le classement du champion de toutes les expositions (boss show) Il n’y a pas de nombre de performance ou EPD. Le (boss) programme mesure le progrès de différent taureaux dans ces différentes catégories. La race peut ainsi bénéficier de la promotion par les éleveurs qui dépensent leur temps sans compter les heures à la maison et dans les expositions, pour notre plus grande satisfaction. C’est une partie importante de l’industrie, si vous voulez donner le plein potentiel de vos animaux. Au début de janvier j’ai assisté à la réunion annuelle de l’Association Charolais du Manitoba, et j’ai été renversé de voir 23% de leurs membres assisté à la réunion avec leur famille et invités. Je défie toute les autres provinces d’avoir un pourcentage aussi élevé. Nous le disions depuis quelques années, maintenant le Manitoba est très bien représenter dans l’élevage Charolais et ils nous l’ont prouvés. J’ai été à l’extérieur pour prendre des photos de taureaux pour les ventes de ce printemps. Ceux qui attendent l’École des Éleveurs que nous tenons depuis quelques années maintenant, nous continuons le même le même défi de visiter 10 différents troupeaux chaque année et de parler de leurs progrès et de leur réalisation. Plusieurs ont relevé le défi et continue de bénéficier de l’expérience qu’ils ont acquise. Je voudrais lancer le défi à chaque éleveur de le faire. Depuis le début j’ai passé à travers d’une douzaine de parcs de taureaux prêt pour les ventes de ce printemps, et dans pratiquement partout j’ai remarqué d’excellent reproducteurs qui sortent du lot. Si vous cherché à améliorer votre batterie de taureaux je suis sûr que vous trouverez ce que vous cherché. Les premières ventes de cette année ont été très stables et le Charolais est en tête de liste. Je crois que ce

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printemps nous allons connaître de très bonnes ventes de taureaux. Mais ne vous attendez pas à plus que vous pouvez offrir. Assurez-vous que vos taureaux pour la vente soient bien nourris et bien préparés. Et assurezvous de faire un bon suivi avec vos acheteurs précédents, et une publicité adéquate pour ce que vous avez à vendre. Assurez-vous d’avoir de bon tempérament et de bonne conformation, pour attirer l’œil des acheteurs. Les possibilités sont là à vous de les saisir. Après la saison des ventes de taureaux, il y aura plusieurs évènements intéressants dans le monde du Charolais. Le 17 et 18 juin l’Association Charolais de l’Alberta accueillera l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’Association Canadienne. Au programme il y aura visite de troupeaux et plus. Surveillez les détails dans l’édition du Banner de mai et inscrivez-le maintenant à votre agenda. Cette année la Conférence Canadienne de la Jeunesse se tiendra à Olds en Alberta du 12 au 15 juillet. Je sais que je me répète mais essayé d’y assister même si vous n’avez pas d’enfant il est toujours stimulant de voir la jeunesse travailler avec la race, en plus des jeunes de partout au Canada. Et enfin si vous pensez mettre des femelles dans les ventes cet automne, assurez-vous de bien planifier vos choix et vos accouplements et de vendre que les meilleurs, et de bien observer vos dates d’accouplements. Assurez-vous que votre batterie de taureaux est en bonne condition, et en bonne position pour l’avenir dans l’industrie du Charolais. Et comme toujours si vous avez besoin d’aide dans vos choix pour ce printemps n’hésitez pas à nous contacter. À la prochaine, Helge


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

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: Kristina Prokuda, Glenevis

ADJUSTMENT FACTORS FOR CHAROLAIS EPD COMPARISONS BETWEEN U.S. AND CANADA Mel Reekie, General Manager

SASKATCHEWAN President: Greg Gilliland, Carievale Secretary: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA President: Shawn Airey, Rivers Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Jim Baker, Stayner, ON Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secretary: Laurent Jourdain, Saint-Hyacinthe MARITIMES President: Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE Secretary: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB STAFF: General Manager: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: JUDY CUMMER French Membership: BERNARD DORE bernarddore@videotron.ca EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 613.646.9741 C 613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: ANDRE STEPPLER Box 248, Miami, MB R0G1H0 204.435.2463 C 204.750.1951 F 204.435.2021 steppleran@hotmail.com

2nd VICE-PRES: ROD McLEOD 293113 Twp Rd 263, Rockyview County, AB T4A 0N5 403.932.4622 C 403.540.7986 F 403.250.8928 rodmcl@telus.net PAST PRESIDENT: BRENT SAUNDERS RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 519.986.4165 C 519.372.6196 F 519.986.4273 saunders@bmts.com

DIRECTORS: RICKY MILTON 4558 Route 19, Nine Mile Creek, PEI C0A 1H2 902.675.3091 C 902.393.8699 rmilton@upei.ca

BERNARD BÉGIN 1630 Rg St-Martin, Ste-Marie, PQ G6E 3A8 418.387.7514 C 418.389.7181 F 418.387.5623 louberfarm@hotmail.com DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384

International exchange of Charolais genetics between the United States and Canada creates opportunities for cattle breeders in both countries. With the benefit of new genetic resources, the obvious question surfaces. How do the EPDs compare? The EPDs from the two independently-conducted genetic evaluations of the American International Charolais Association (AICA) and the Canadian Charolais Association (CCA) cannot be directly compared in the respective published forms. Dan Moser of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), the entity providing the AICA and CCA genetic evaluation, calculated additive adjustment factors to convert a given set of CCA EPDs to a AICA base. Alternatively, the adjustment factors can be utilized to convert AICA EPDs to CCA base. Potential use of these adjustments would be for initial comparisons between the CCA and AICA EPDs when considering international purchases or developing marketing materials where both sets of EPDs are displayed. Below is an example of how to convert a set of CCA EPDs to an AICA base. This approach using the adjustment factors reflects an additive increase in birth weight EPD and a numerical decrease in weaning, yearling and milk EPDs. To adjust CCA EPDs to AICA EPDs: Add 0.5 lb to the CCA Birth Weight EPD Subtract 17 lb from the CCA Weaning Weight EPD

Subtract 34 lb from the CCA Yearling Weight EPD Subtract 11 lb from the CCA Milk EPD To adjust AICA EPDs to CCA EPDs: Subtract 0.5 lb from the AICA Birth Weight EPD Add 17 lb to the AICA Weaning Weight EPD Add 34 lb to the AICA Yearling Weight EPD Add 11 lb to the AICA Milk EPD FOR EXAMPLE: Converting CCA EPDs to the AICA base using Adjustment Factors BW WW YW Milk CCA EPDs 1.6 43 81 21 Adjustment Factors +.5 -17 -34 -11 CCA EPDs on AICA base 2.1 26 47 10 Converting AICA EPDs to the CCA base using Adjustment Factors BW WW YW Milk AICA EPDs 0.6 27 48 9 Adjustment Factors -0.5 +17 +34 +11 AICA EPDs on CCA base 0.1 44 82 20 The resulting conversion provides a snapshot comparison using the adjustment factors derived from a sampling of active sires represented in both countries. The use of these factors is not intended to replace genetic evaluation procedures. Prepared by AICA and CCA, January 2016

rosso.c@sasktel.net MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

TRAVIS FOOT Box 414, Esther, AB T0J 1H0 403.664.3167 C 403.664.0961

Visit www.charolais.com/links to browse the websites of Canadian Charolais Breeders To have your website added to the list of links on the CCA website, contact Mel via email: mreekie@charolais.com

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DE LA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE

ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE CHAROLAIS 2320, 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 403.250.9242 F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com @canCharolais www.facebook.com/cdncharolais REPRÉSENTANTS PROVINCIAUX: ALBERTA President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secretary: Kristina Prokuda, Glenevis

FACTEURS D’AJUSTEMENT POUR LES COMPARAISONS D’EPD CHAROLAIS ENTRE LES ÉTATSUNIS ET LE CANADA Mel Reekie , directeur général

SASKATCHEWAN President: Greg Gilliland, Carievale Secretary: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA President: Shawn Airey, Rivers Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Jim Baker, Stayner, ON Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secretary: Laurent Jourdain, Saint-Hyacinthe MARITIMES President: Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE Secretary: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB PERSONNEL: General Manager: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: JUDY CUMMER French Membership: BERNARD DORE bernarddore@videotron.ca EXÉCUTIF: PRESIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 613.646.9741 C 613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: ANDRE STEPPLER Box 248, Miami, MB R0G1H0 204.435.2463 C 204.750.1951 F 204.435.2021 steppleran@hotmail.com

2nd VICE-PRES: ROD McLEOD 293113 Twp Rd 263, Rockyview County, AB T4A 0N5 403.932.4622 C 403.540.7986 F 403.250.8928 rodmcl@telus.net

PAST PRESIDENT: BRENT SAUNDERS RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 519.986.4165 C 519.372.6196 F 519.986.4273 saunders@bmts.com

DIRECTEURS: RICKY MILTON 4558 Route 19, Nine Mile Creek, PEI C0A 1H2 902.675.3091 C 902.393.8699 rmilton@upei.ca

BERNARD BÉGIN 1630 Rg St-Martin, Ste-Marie, PQ G6E 3A8 418.387.7514 C 418.389.7181 F 418.387.5623 louberfarm@hotmail.com DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

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Les échanges internationaux de génétique charolaise entre les États-Unis et le Canada créent des possibilités pour les éleveurs de bovins des deux pays. Toutefois l'avantage d’ajouter une nouvellesource de génétiques amène une question évidente; Comment comparer les EPD ? Les deux évaluations génétiques sont calculées de façon indépendante – soit pour l'Association américaine Internationale Charolais (AICA) et l'Association canadienne Charolais (ACC), produisant des EPD qui ne peut pas être comparés directement sous leur forme de publication originale. Dan MoserdeAngus Genetics Inc. (AGI), est la personne ressource qui travaille avec les associations pour produire des ajustements qui peuvent s’appliquer à des EPD canadiens selon la base américaine. Par conséquence, des EPD américains peuvent être convertis à la base canadienne avec ces mêmes ajustements. L'utilisation potentielle de ces ajustements serait pour les comparaisons initiales entre les évaluations canadiennes et les EPD américains lors de la considération d’achats internationaux ou l'élaboration de documents de marketing où les deux valeurs EPD sont affichées. Voici un exemple de comment faire pour convertir un ensemble de valeurs EPD canadiens sous une base américaine. Cette approche, utilisant les facteurs d'ajustement, reflète une augmentation additive de poids à la naissance et une diminution numérique à l’EPD au sevrage, à un an et en production laitière. Pour ajuster des EPD Charolais canadiens pour être comparables à ceux des ÉtatsUnis; Ajouter 0.5 lbà l’EPD canadien pour le poids à la naissance Soustraire17 lb au EPD canadien pour le poids au sevrage

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Soustraire 34 lb au EPD canadien pour le poids à un an Soustraire 11 lb au EPD canadien pour le lait. Pour ajuster des EPD Charolais américains pour être comparables à ceux du Canada; Soustraire 0.5 lb à l’EPD pour le poids à la naissance Ajouter 17 lb au EPDaméricain pour le poids au sevrage Ajouter 34 lb au EPD américain pour le poids à un an Ajouter 11 lb au EPD américain pour le lait Par exemple : Conversion des EPD canadiens à la base américaine à l'aide des facteurs d'ajustement PN PS P1A Lait EPD Canadiens 1.6 43 81 21 Facteurs d’ajustement +.5 -17 -34 -11 EPD ajustés selon la base américaine 2.1 26 47 10 Conversion des EPD américains à la base canadienne à l'aide des facteurs d'ajustement PN PS P1A Lait EPD Américains 0.6 27 48 9 Facteurs d’ajustement -0.5 +17 +34 +11 EPD ajustés selon la base canadienne 0.1 44 82 20 La conversion résultante fournit une comparaison rapide en utilisant les facteurs d'ajustement provenant d'un échantillon de taureaux actifs représentés dans les deux pays. L'utilisation de ces facteurs ne vise pas à remplacer les procédures d'évaluation génétique. Préparé par l'AICA et le CCA , Janvier 2016


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NEWS

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

It’s a Boy!

Kurtis and Chelsea Black, of Whitewater Livestock, Haley Station,

Ontario, are excited to announce the arrival of their son Rhett Connor Black on October 17th. He weighed 8 lb., 15 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Proud grandparents are Jean O’Connor, Stephen O’Connor and Dale & Betty Black. Rhett can’t wait for his own CCYA adventures to start! It’s A Boy! Hunter Charolais, of Roblin, Manitoba, are excited to announce the arrival of Blake William Douglas Hunter. Baby Blake was born on

January 1st, 2016, at 3:12 p.m., weighing 11 lb., 9 oz. and measuring 23 inches long. Brandon and Ryleigh are pleased to welcome this little bother. Proud parents are Jimmy and Amy and grandparents are Doug and Marianne Hunter.

INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

As another bull sale season is in full swing and it looks like it will be another exciting year in the cattle industry. The breeding decisions made early last year are now becoming reality as the new calf crop is hitting the ground. I’m sure each of you are analyzing what went right as well as what didn’t go as expected. I would like to wish everyone the best of luck this calving season and in selecting your future herd sires. One of the mandates of CBBC is to advocate market access issues on behalf of breed associations, producers, and export companies. This is regarding a range of issues from health testing requirements, border delays, permits, development of export certificates and more. It is our intention to ensure that commerce flows smoothly across borders and barriers to trade are minimized. In order to accomplish this, we work with a number of government agencies and other industry groups on 16

common issues. A challenge that we face in this advocacy is obtaining concrete examples from producers as to inefficiencies, excessive cost, delays or other factors influencing your ability to market your product internationally. Government agencies on occasion solicit requests for information through a consultation period. These are generally open to the public and as a producer you can become engaged directly. If there is not a public consultation period open on the issue concerning you, please know that you have groups working on your behalf, but we need real world examples in order to carry your message forward. There are likely other producers facing similar issues and the more examples that we can use to demonstrate the severity of the issue and in identifying trends, the greater the likelihood of a successful resolution. One issue that directly affects producers in which CBBC has been involved in over the past year and that we continue to monitor and look Charolais Banner • February 2016

for producer input, are delays in obtaining import permits for cattle coming into Canada from the United States. There have been many changes within CFIA in recent years as part of their modernization process. With any new system, there are bugs to get worked out and we experienced a few of these last year, with reported delays of over 20 days, which is up substantially from the previous 3 day average. Industry has worked with the CFIA to demonstrate the increased burden placed on producers and improvements to the system have been implemented. However, we are entering the peak season and these improvements have yet to be tested with higher than normal volumes of products requiring permits. We are looking to hear from producers who have experienced delays of over 10 days in obtaining import permits. If you experience any unexpected or unnecessarily long delays exporting or importing cattle into Canada, please let us know.


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HERD HEALTH

Marker or Gomer Bulls Roy Lewis DVM

With AI and synchronization programs on the increase this is an ideal time to discuss the pros and cons of using marker bulls and the various techniques available. Marker bulls are probably used less now because of the advent of timed breeding synchronization programs, but where visual heat detection is used they can be an invaluable asset. More A.I. is performed in the purebred beef and of course dairy industry where practically all breeding is with the use of proven sires. The best selection for a gomer bull is one that has been raised on the premise so there is minimal worry of disease transmission. A young bull brought in from an unknown source I would definitely stay away from. Generally a poorer quality bull or one, which fails his semen evaluation, is chosen. If he has smaller testicles this is a plus as there will be less bleeding at surgery. Don’t make marker bulls from those that have blood or pus in their semen. It is a very good idea to have your veterinarian palpate the bull’s internal reproductive organs. This avoids using one with seminal vesiculitis as pus will be discharged into the cow when he is marking (breeding) her. This could greatly disrupt your breeding program. Numerous procedures have been tried over the years and I will describe the one I think is the most effective and economical. The other methods will be described briefly in case they are of interest. The technique I use is the epididymectomy. In this technique the

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bull still enters the cow naturally. If the marker bull actually enters the female, studies have shown a higher conception rate than with nonentry techniques. The procedure can be done in a chute standing with a local anesthetic. Sometimes a tranquilizer may be necessary. The epididymis at the bottom of each testicle is removed. This stops sperm flow much like a vasectomy. The only difference is the blockage of sperm flow occurs at a different location. Bulls can be used as soon as ten days after the surgery or quicker if they are “cleaned out’ on an in heat cull cow. This procedure takes no more than half an hour start to finish so is economical to do. Producers ship the bull after the current season as it is much more costly to overwinter the bull than to repeat the procedure on a new bull the next year. Besides larger bulls are harder to handle and may injure young heifers. Smaller younger bulls, because they have to work harder to mount cows, will do a better job marking them if a chinball marker is attached to their chin. The chinball marker is a very necessary piece of equipment when using gomer bulls. It releases a coloured paint from a ball valve when the bull rubs his chin over the back of the female. Various colours of ink can be alternated to make the current ones in heat easier to identify. Cows which have a silent heat or those cycling at night when observation is difficult will be marked by the bull. They save you a tremendous amount of labor when it comes to heat detection. It is wise to choose a marker bull with a good disposition, as he will need to have the

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chinball marker filled frequently. It is very wise to initially put on the chinball marker early and leave it empty. Until he gets used to it a bull will rub it on fences, trees etc. to get it off. The whole pen may be painted and a lot of paint wasted in the process. If producers really want a non entry bull, a sidewinder is the best method. This is where the exit for the penis is moved laterally and comes out sideways when he attempts to breed. There have been instances of bulls mounting a cow sideways and having successful intromission. Most veterinarians will also perform an epididymectomy to be safe. This procedure is very involved surgically so for the cost these bulls are usually kept around for several years. The one other entry technique that is commonly done is a vasectomy. Results are the same as an epididymectomy. The negatives are the bull has to be cast, the surgery is tougher and because the vas deferens is a very small duct, both must be nipped out, identified and sent away to a lab to confirm the veterinarian has removed the right structure. This is the procedure done on human males for permanent birth control. If you are thinking of having a marker bull procedure done, plan ahead and speak to your veterinarian as to what procedure they prefer. Occasionally a cystic cow will be very dominant and act like a bull. They can have a chinball attached and do a fine job marking. The epididymectomy is what has worked for my clients consistently. If you need one done, ask around as not as many veterinarians perform them anymore.

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

National Meeting News Shelby Evans, SK Director

Hey everyone! I’m Shelby Evans, Saskatchewan director on the Canadian Charolais Youth Association National Board. The members of the CCYA National Board once again held the annual winter meeting in Saskatoon this year and were busy with a lot to discuss! This year, we had Darwin Rosso as the CCA representative at our meetings, so we’d like to thank him for taking his time to come to the meetings. First off, as hopefully all of you know, we just recently changed the membership year to run from January to December like the CCA membership year does instead of going from June to June. If you register as a member at the start of our new membership year, the fee is only $20. For anyone who decides to become a CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching gw.ching@sasktel.net Treasurer: Courtney Black petunia-101@hotmail.com Secretary: Tomina Jackson tomi_j_@hotmail.com

member or renew his or her membership at conference time the fee will be $40. Please send in your membership applications ASAP to take advantage of the year’s programs. This year, we will be continuing the Genetics Program, which will once again be open to all Canadian exported semen from either Semex or Genex. This is a great opportunity that all youth members can take advantage of, so make sure you check it out as applications are due February 15th. Info about this is available on our website. The CCYA Conference and Show is being held in Olds, Alberta, July 12-15 in conjunction with the Alberta Summer Synergy show. Last time the conference was held in Alberta it was also joined with Synergy and we are very excited about them being held together again this coming year, as it Director: Luke Marshall lsm742@mail.usask.ca Director: Megan McLeod rmeganmcleod@rvschools.ab.ca Director: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca 2016 CCYA Conference & Show Executive President: Megan McLeod rmeganmcleod@rvschools.ab.ca

provides even more opportunities for our youth members. In order for members to be eligible for the CSIYL Scholarships, we will be participating in Synergy’s multi judging competition where members will not only judge multiple beef cattle classes, but other species such as horses and dairy as well. For this coming conference, we are also changing the team grooming competition. Instead of having grooming teams made up of a member from each age group, each age group (Jr., Int., and Sr.,) will essentially have their own competition with groups made up of members in that same age group. We hope that this will allow the youth members to have a better learning experience in the grooming competition. With that, I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy rest of the calving season and hope to see some of you around during bull sale season! Vice-President: Luke Marshall lsm742@mail.usask.ca Secretary: Jade Marshall Treasurer: Aidan Jamieson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth | suzanneblake@hotmail.com ON: Billie-Jo Saunders | dbjsaunders@gmail.com MB: Donna Jackson | Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

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Lee Rudiger 1926 – 2015

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where he established the Little Rudiger Ranch in Langley in the 1970s with his wife Ena and raised Charolais and donkeys until 2010. Leon was a director of the Canadian Charolais Association from 1980 to 1983. Lee was a wonderful kind man with his own views on life and will be dearly missed by all.


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SKW POPCORN 109C to Clipper Cattle Co.

SKW ESSENTIAL 56B to Jones Charolais

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• Blue Sky Charolais • CharlaMoore Farms • Hopewell Charolais • Gordon Wiebe, BC • Wally LaClare • Midnight Lake Charolais • Sunderland Charolais

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40% SELL OUT OF SASKATCHEWAN

Sterling Collection Sale Sterling Collection Sale December 4, 2015 • Saskatoon, SK Gross Average 3 Cow/Calf Pairs $31,750 $10,583 36 Bred Heifers 234,400 6,511 6 Heifer Calves 30,000 5,000 3/4 Bull Calf 9,000 12,000 45 3/4 Lots

$305,150

$6,670

Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: By Livestock The 36th Edition of the Sterling Collection Sale saw cattle sell to five provinces. A high quality offering as usual from the seven consignors saw strong prices in all categories. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 3, LAE KOALA GIRL 218Z (3rd Gen Polled, -1.8 BW EPD, 1,720 lb.), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter, bred to Sparrows Landmark 963W. Sold for $7,500 to Diamond W Charolais, Hudson Bay. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Lot 3A, LAE CANDY 526C (4th Gen Polled, -1.7 BW EPD, 910 lb.), sired by McTavish High Voltage 57A. Sold for $4,000 to Clipper Cattle Co., Fillmore. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 17, LAE BULLET 451B (Polled/s, 104 YW EPD, 32.9 Milk EPD, 1,530 lb.), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W, out of a JWX Silber Bullet 524W daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $13,000 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 11, LAE BRILLIANCE 471B (3rd Gen. Polled, -.9 BW EPD, 1,550 lb.), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $9,250 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais.

Lot 13, MVY REBBECA 53B (Polled, 95 YW EPD, 25.7 Milk EPD, 1,630 lb.), sired by Gerard Pastor 35Z, out of a PCC Balistik 441P daughter, bred to MVY Xplorer 21X. Sold for $9,250 to Rolling Acres Charolais, Shelburne, ON. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais, Arelee. Lot 12, LAE BELLE 472B (3rd Gen. Polled, 50 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD, 1,460 lb.), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an LAE Wide Load 971W, bred to Cricle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $8,750 to Wrangler Charolais. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 39, HC VIVIAN 4115B (1,420 lb), sired by KCM Ultimate 144Y, out of a Rosso New Horizon 8L daughter, bred to LT Ledger 0332 P. Sold for $8,750 to Elder Charolais, Coronach. Consigned by Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Lot 42, LAE BRIGHT EYES 4125B

(Double Polled, -.4 BW EPD, 27.8 Milk EPD, 1,450 lb.), sired by Winn Mans Vistazo 740X, out of an LAE Western Star 853U daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $8,750 to Wrangler Charolais. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 6, MVY KANDICE 4C (Polled, .4 BW EPD, 1,045 lb), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of an SVY Epic Pld 127Y daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Flat Top Cattle Co., Herbert. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais. High Selling Bull Calf Lot 1, CAYS MOONSHINE 11C (Double Polled/s, CWA Beef Supreme Finalist with dam), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET, out of an HTA Vegas 134Y daughter. Sold ¾ interest for $9,000 to Charworth Charolais, Balzac, AB. Consigned by Cays Charolais, Kinistino.

Wade Meakin added four high selling bred heifers to his Wrangler operation

John Gooshen bought three bred heifers

Craig Wilgenbusch purchased a high selling bred heifer

Tyler & Suzanne Smyth selected the high selling heifer calf

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Chester Tupling took a top bred heifer to Ontario

Teg, Dylan, Angel & Brett Grieve added three heifer calves to their Clipper Cattle Co.


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STRONG BULL CALF MARKET

Jordan River Dispersal

Saskatoon Livestock Sales was jammed full of purebred and commercial producers for this only purebred Charolais dispersal sale last fall. The Mangels worked hard to have everything right for this sale and it definitely paid off in a very strong sale. A good solid set of females that Glen and Lori have developed over the past 20 years along with their calves found demand from across the country selling into six provinces. 26 bull calves averaged $5,148 with many volume buyers of females and 22 head going over the internet on DLMS. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 47, GLM LASSARETTE 40W (Double Polled, 57 YW EPD, 108 YW

EPD), sired by LT Easy Blend 5125 Pld, out of a ZDM Mac 21K daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $8,250 to Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Co., Yellow Creek. Lot 47A, GLM CANNON BALL 25C (Double Polled, 109 YW EPD, BW 116 lb., 1,138 lb.), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $10,500 to Jonesy Farm, Unity. Lot 69, HC VIVIAN 335A (Double Polled, 100 YW EPD), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET, out of a DYV SVY Rio 17P daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $10,000 to Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Lot 69A, GLM CLOVER 1C (Double Polled, -1.1 BW EPD, 96 lb BW), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P. Sold for $7,500 to Saddleridge Farming Ltd., Rosemary, AB. Lot 27, GLM ANNIE 14A (3rd Gen. Polled, 93 YW EPD), sired by HC X-Empt 20X, out of an LT Easy Blend 5125 daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $10,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 27A, GLM CHARMER 3C (3rd Gen. Polled/s, -2 BW EPD, 81 lb. BW), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $6,000 to Be-Rich Farms, Kitscoty, AB. Lot 77, LAE AUBURN GIRL 375A

(Polled, Red Factor, 53 YW EPD, 103 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W, out of an MSW Craven Red 29M daughter, bred to SKW Pardner 78Y. Sold for $7,500 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermilion, AB. Lot 77A, GLM CALCUTTA 14C (Double Polled, -1.9 BW EPD, 25.5 Milk EPD, 98 lb. BW), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $6,250 to Leslie Kikel, Bashaw, AB. Lot 59, GLM JEWEL 36T (4th Gen. Polled, 95 CE EPD), sired by HTA Whitehot 105A, out of an ZDM Mac 21K daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $6,750 to Dallas Texas Enterprises, Spiritwood. Lot 59A, GLM CAMO 45C (Double Polled, .7 BW EPD, 102 lb BW), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $6,500 to Henderson Farms, Lumsden. Lot 2, GLM MISTY LASS 24X (4th Gen. Polled, Red Factor), sired by Belmont’s Red Mist 27K, out of a P-3 Perfect Lad 8-H daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $5,500 to Good Anchor Charolais. Lot 2A, GLM CHEVY 22C (Double Polled/s, Red Factor, 101 lb. YW EPD, 95 lb. BW, 1,056 lb.), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $6,750 to McKeary Charolais, Compeer, AB.

Kevin & Kailey Wirsta purchased five for their K-Cow herd

Larry & Debbie Steeves took a trailer load back to Alberta

Kathy & Gordon Jones purchased four including the high selling bull calf

Everett & Randy Leeder added to their The Maples herd in Ontario

Don Good & Marion Smyth added some top sellers to their Good Anchor herd

Kirby & Arlene Hakkesteegt purchased Avalanche

Jordan River Charolais Dispersal Sale December 5, 2015 • Saskatoon, SK Gross Average 45 Cow/Calf Pairs $430,650 $9,570 15 Bred Cows 59,300 3,953 13 Bred Heifers 71,050 5,465 3 Heifer Calves 6,700 2,233 2 Bull Calves 9,400 4,700 3 Mature Bulls 29,250 9,750 1 Yearling Bull 6,000 6,000 2 Semen Lots 2,800 1,400 84 Lots

$615,150

$7,323

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Marvin Vague, AB

Laverne Steeves, AB

Arnold Souster

Turnbull Charolais, AB

Norheim Ranching

Dale Lisoway

Be-Rich Farms, AB

Snake Valley Farms, AB

Bremner Charolais Farm, MB

A-Jay’s Acres, ON

Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Ltd.

Prairie Gold Charolais

Ken & Linda Cherepak

Jonesy Farm

Robin Kirkham

Macks Charolais, ON

K-Cow Ranch, AB

Spruceview Charolais, AB

Wood River Charolais

Leslie Kikel, AB

Clipper Cattle Co.

Good Anchor Charolais, AB

Gordon Wiebe, BC

RRTS Charolais, BC

McKeary Charolais, AB

Char-Lew Ranch, AB

DRD Charolais

Peter Heins & Sons Ltd., AB

JTA Diamond Charolais

Henry Peters

Everett Leader, ON

Clayton Hawreliuk, SK

Char-Maine Ranching, AB

Horseshoe E Charolais, SK

Serena Mangels Zeller

Tim Davidson

Kirlene Cattle Co., ON

Tyson McKenzie

Pine Bluff Charolais

Hunter Charolais, MB

Dallas Texas

Poplar Bluff Stock Farm, AB

Saddleridge Farming Ltd., AB

Temple Farms

Les Gusikoski

Charla-Moore Farms

Cay’s Cattle

L & M Wallace Farms Ltd.

Flat Valley Cattle Co., AB

Trombley Farms

MRF Charolais

Garnet Harman

Henderson Farms

Langstaff Charolais

Isaac Hildebrand

Sliding Hills Charolais

Diamond W Charolais

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Lot 4, GLM SNOWHAWK 11R (Double Polled, 1 BW EPD), sired by LT Wyoming Wind 4020, out of a P-3 Perfect Lad 8-7H daughter, bred to LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $5,000 to Peter Heins & Sons Ltd, Diamond City, AB. Lot 4A, GLM CRACKERS 4C (Double Polled, .9 BW EPD, 110 lb. BW), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A. Sold for $7,250 to The Maples Charolais, Frankville, ON. High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 26, GLM BUTTERSCOTCH 22B

(3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor), sired by SKW Pardner 78Y, out of an LT Easy Blend 5125 daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $7,100 to Good Anchor Charolais. High Selling Mature Bulls Lot 80, LAE AVALANCHE 327A (Polled/s, .7 BW EPD, 109 YW EPD, 24.7 Milk EPD), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Kirlene Cattle Co., Brighton, ON. Lot 79, SKW PARDNER 78Y (Homo

Curtis & Nanette Turnbull selected 10 including a high dollar cow

Polled, 42 cm), sired by Steppler 83U, out of a CS Pld Junction 4J daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Snake Valley Charolais, Champion, AB.

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FIVE PROVINCES & FOUR STATES

No Borders Sale

14 consignors again brought out a quality offering with something for everyone from Full French to Red Factor and found strong demand from across North America. This 4th Annual sale has really found solid ground acceptance. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 14, HIGH BLUFF GETCHA GOOD 150A (3rd Gen. Polled, 59 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD, 1,670 lb.), sired by SHSH HD 14Y, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter, bred to SCR Triumph 2135. Sold for $7,100 to Prairie View Charolais, Shortdale. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis. Lot 14A, HIGH BLUFF GETCHA GOOD 12C (Double Polle, 970 lb.), sired by KKK Bronco 2204 P. Sold for $4,000 to Peter Juba, Foxwarren. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 6, STEPPLER MISS 185B (Double Polled, 25 Milk EPD, 1,555

lb), sired by Sparrows Seminole 927W, out of a Steppler 168T daughter, bred to Stepplers Jacksonville 335Z. Sold for $12,000 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK. Consigned by Steppler Farms, Miami. Lot 16, TRI-N MOCHA LADY 63B (Double Polled, Red Factor, -.7 BW EPD, 102 YW EPD), sired by TWN Yangster 27Y, out of a Tri-N-Payday 419P daughter, bred to CML Encore 4Y. Sold for $11,500 to Fondoak Charolais, Renfrew, ON. Consigned by Tri-N Charolais, Lenore. Lot 15, HIGH BLUFF LADY SLIPPER 54B (Double Polled, 1,600 lb.), sired by KKK Bronco 2204 P, out of a TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET daughter, bred to Harvie High Times 2T. Sold for $11,000 to Phillips Farms, Estevan, SK. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm. Lot 4, STEPPLER MISS 128B (Double Polled, 22.4 Milk EPD, 1,550 lb.), sired by Sparrows Seminole 927W, out of a Sparrows Oakridge 66R daughter, bred to Steppler Jacksonville 335Z. Sold for $10,500 to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunovan, SK. Consigned by Steppler Farms. Lot 46, SILVER LAKE BUTTERFLY 130B (Full French, 1,435 lb.), sired by SCF Yugonda 100Y, out of a PCFL

Solitaire 55N daughter, bred to SCF You Betcha 94Y. Sold for $9,800 to Mogo Charolais, Florence, AL, JVS Cattle Co., Sulphur, LA & Bar J Charolais, Liverpool, TX. Consigned by Silver Lake Farms, Cartwright. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 44, SCF CAITLIN 288C (Full French, 1,020 lb.), sired by Sir International 27H, out of a Toulon daughter. Sold for $9,750 to Mogo Charolais, JVS Cattle Co & Bar J Charolais. Consigned by Stephens Charolais, Moosomin, SK. Lot 42, KERR MISS NELSANO 503C (Polled, Full French, 860 lb.), sired by Nelson, out of a Ufano SC daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Mogo Charolais, JVS Cattle Co & Bar J Charolais. Consigned by Kerr Charolais, Virden.

Kurtis Phillips & Craig Wilgenbusch each bought high sellers

Cindy Paradine & Darren Odowichuck purchased the high selling cow

Jared & Neil Preston purchased four for their Double P operation

No Borders Select Sale December 8, 2015 • Virden, MB Gross Average 1 Cow/Calf Pair $11,100 $11,100 35 Bred Heifers 235,700 6,734 9 Heifer Calves 49,750 5,528 45 Lots

$296,550

$6,590

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock

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Daniel Hammond took four Full French to the southern states

Emily Bromley added a top one to her Fondoak herd in Ontario

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Polled • Cougarhill Hank x JWX Silver Buckle • From the time proven Hank, this bull will add meat & performance to his offspring

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SCF CALI 291C To HAMMOND CHAROLAIS, AL, JVS CATTLE CO., LA and BAR J CHAROLAIS, TX who teamed up on these two at the No Borders Sale

SCF CASTO 256C • Polled Sold at the Agribition Sale to ROLLIN’ ACRES CHAROLAIS, ON

Come & check out our bull pen where we have a good selection of Full French herdsire prospects.

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OUTSTANDING FIRST SALE

Wilgenbusch Volume I Sale Wilgenbusch Volume I Biennial Female Sale December 14, 2015 • Halbrite, SK Gross Average 33 Bred Heifers $284,150 $8,611 11 Heifer Calves 114,000 10,364 44 Lots

$398,150

$9,049

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Wow, what a way to end the fall female sales. Wilgenbuschs dug deep in the program and offered their show string to make sure the quality was the best they could put forward for this first time production sale on the farm. Females from previously untouchable cow families had the buyers wanting a piece of this premier program. Cattle sold to four provinces and Norway. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 12, JWX BACHELORETTE 747B (3rd Gen. Polled, .4 BW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 30.4 Milk EPD, 1,795 lb.), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of an M6 Grid Maker 104 PET daughter, bred to JWX Silver Buckle 524U. Sold for $23,000 to Acadia Ranching, Acadia Valley, AB. Lot 13, JWX BAILEY 848B (Double Polled, ET, 1,620 lb), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET, out of ACC Flirtinforcerin606S, bred to M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. Sold for $19,500 to Palmer Charolais, Bladworth. Lot 15, JWX BRITTA 292B (3rd Gen. Polled, 96 CE EPD, 26.6 Milk EPD, 1,500 lb.), sired by SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T, out of a JWX Silver Bullet 524W daughter, bred to KLR Zeus 22Z. Sold for $17,000 to Phillips Farm Charolais, Estevan. Lot 31, JWX BRIDGET 582B (3rd Gen. Polled, 1,490 lb), sired by JWX Domino 23Z, out of a CSS Sir Clear Cut 14N daughter, bred to M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. Sold for $16,250 to Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Lot 39, JWX BOOM BOX 1140B (Double Polled, 104 YW EPD, 1,540 lb.), sired by LAE Juice Box 190Y, out of a PCC Navigator 403P daughter, bred to KLR Zeus 22Z. Sold for 36

$15,000 to Hoium Bros. and Ben Gustafson, Midale High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 3, JWX CANDY 983C (Double Polled, 24.7 Milk EPD, 916 lb.), sired by Silverstream Evolution E, out of an M6 Grid Maker 104 PET daughter. Sold for $18,000 to Wacey McCaw, Whitewood. Lot 1, JWX CAMEO 23C (Double Polled, Ag-Ex Sr Hfr Calf Champion, 1,060 lb), sired by Silverstream Evolution E, out of an HTA Pld Rain

258M daughter. Sold for $17,500 to Elder Charolais, Coronach. Lot 2, JWX CLOUD NINE 46C (Double Polled, Ag-Ex Res. Jr Hfr Calf Champion, 895 lb), sired by Silverstream Evolution E, out of an SVY Deliverance Pld 401P daughter. Sold for $17,500 to Elder Charolais. Lot 4, JWX COVERGIRL 807C (Polled, .4 BW EPD, 838 lb.), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a PCC Navigator 403P daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Vermeulen Charolais, Ceylon.

Mark & Ashley Vermeulen bought a show prospect

Don Good purchased the high selling bred heifer

Michael Hunter selected a top bred heifer

Donna, Ron & Michael Elder swept the ring to start the sale

Velon Herback owns the 2nd high selling bred heifer

Kristy & Kurtis Phillips bought a high seller

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Wacey McCaw took home the high selling heifer calf

Kyle & Tyler Hoium teamed up on a couple


HIGHEST AVERAGING SALE IN CANADA

Alberta Select Sale 2015 Alberta Select Charolais Sale December 11, 2015 • Red Deer, AB Gross Average 2 Cow/Calf Pairs $31,100 $15,550 7 Bred Heifers 99,500 14,214 19 Heifer Calves 163,900 8,626 ¾ Bull Calves 60,000 60,000 1 Flush 7,600 7,600 1 Semen Lot 15,000 15,000 1 Embryo Lot 4,250 4,250 31 ¾ Lots

$381,350

$12,011

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: By Livestock Once again this sale was the highest averaging sale in 2015. A strong set of live cattle, semen and embryos were offered for sale which drew interest from right across North America. Cattle were sold into five provinces. There was a large crowd on hand with this being the only opportunity to buy females through a sale in Alberta last fall. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 14, VFF VIKSE JACKIE 45Z (Polled, 88 CE EPD), sired by CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W, out of a Cardinal Bonanza PLD daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Rocky Creek Charolais, Strathmore. Lot 14A, VIKSE JACKIE 95C (3rd Gen Pld), sired by SVY Onstar Pld 222Z. Sold for $8,500 to Excel

K Cow Ranch took 2 lots back to Elk Point

Charolais, St. Paul. Consigned by Vikse Family Farm, Donalda. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 17, PICK OF THE HARVIE RANCHING BRED HEIFERS sold for $21,000 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock. Consigned by Harvie Ranching, Olds. Lot 8, SOS PEACHES 42B (Double Polled), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of an LT Western Spur 206 daughter, bred to Sparrows Kingston 139Y. Sold for $21,000 to Alton Century Farm, Lucknow, ON. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie. Lot 1, PRO CHAR CASSY 105B (Double Polled), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of a DBL S Silent Sam Pld 461P daughter, bred to Sparrows Hombre 449B. Sold for $20,500 to Sugar Loaf Charolais, Minburn. Consigned by Pro Char Charolais, Glenevis.

High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 27, PICK OF McLEOD LIVESTOCK 2015 EMBRYO HEIFER CALVES, sold for $26,000 to Miller Farms, Milk River. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. Lot 27A, 2nd PICK OF McLEOD LIVESTOCK 2015 EMBRYO HEIFER CALVES, sold for $18,000 to Maury McLeod, Claresholm. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 6, CHOICE OF THE PRAIRIE COVE CHAROLAIS ET HEIFER CALVES. sold for $15,000 to Glen and Sue Mills, Kenaston, SK and Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bowden. High Selling Bull Lot 9, PICK OF THE SPRINGSIDE FARMS BULL CALVES, sold ¾ interest for $60,000 to McKeary Charolais, Compeer, SK. Consigned by Springside Farms.

McKeary Charolais selected the high selling pick of the Springside bull calves

Sue Mills, Justin Cay and Glen Mills teamed up on a high selling heifer calf

Sherry and Wade Meakin bought the high selling bred heifer

Scott and Eric Anderson purchased a high selling bred heifer

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ASSOCIATION NEWS

Alberta Charolais AGM 2015 Alberta Charolais Association Annual General Meeting The ACA held their 2015 AGM on December 10 in Red Deer. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Alberta Select Show and Sale. At the AGM Stephen Cholak, Lamont, was elected as President, Stephen Johnson, Barrhead is the 1st Vice President and Kyle O’Neill, Red Deer County, is the 2nd Vice. The rest of the board is made up by Rod McLeod, Cochrane; Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County; Wyatt Daines, Red Deer County; Chad Bouchard, Compeer; David Prokuda, Glenevis; Tyler Bullick, Duchess; Sven Jensen, Warburg and Tracee Vikse, Donalda. After a great meal the ACA handed out some awards. The Commercial Producer Award was given to Doug and Doris Christensen from Innisfree. The Pioneer Award went to Don and Sylvia Peters, Syl Don Farms, Stettler. The Purebred Breeder of the

ACA Board: Front Row: Sven Jensen, Warburg; Stephen Johnson, Barrhead (1st Vice President); Stephen Cholak, Lamont (President); Kyle O’Neill, Red Deer County (2nd Vice President); Tracee Vikse, Donalda (treasurer); Kristina Prokuda, Glenevis (secretary) Back row: Rod McLeod, Cochrane; Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County; Wyatt Daines, Red Deer County; Chad Bouchard, Compeer; David Prokuda, Glenevis and Tyler Bullick, Duchess

Commercial Producers Doug and Doris Christensen

Pioneer Award recipients Don and Sylvia Peters

Reserve Champion Bull – KAYR Extender 804C, Kay R Land and Cattle

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Purebred Breeders of the Year – Herb, Brenda and Stephen Johnson

People’s Choice Champion – SOS Chuck Wagon 54C, Springside Farms

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Year was Herb, Brenda and Stephen Johnson from Johnson Charolais, Barrhead Springside Farms and Kay R Land and Cattle Win the Single Bull Show SOS Chuck Wagon 54C, a January 27 son of Silverstream Geddes G102 was selected as the People’s Choice Champion at this year’s Alberta Select Single Bull Show. He is owned by Springside Farms. The Reserve Champion Bull was KAYR Extender 804C, a January 17 son of Rolling D Classic 878U, exhibited by Kay R Land and Cattle, Waskatenau. There were 19 entries. Springside Farms and McLeod Livestock Win the Pen of Three Bulls Show Springside Farms exhibited the Champion Pen of Three Bulls. The pen was made up of a Winn Mans Chavez 826Y son, a Silverstream Geddes G102 son, and a Circle Cee Legend 307A son. The Reserve Pen went to McLeod Livestock. Their pen consisted of three full brothers sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z. There were 11 pens at this year’s show. Top photo: Champion Pen of Three Bulls – Circle Cee Charolais; Bottom: Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls – McLeod Livestock

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2015 BANNER OF SHOW SIRES REPORT We would like to commend all the Charolais Exhibitors in 2015 for a job well done. A great amount of effort and expense goes into exhibiting cattle. We often wonder how many of us realize the spin offs and the free promotion the breed receives from these few breeders who carry the torch for the Charolais industry. Congratulations on a great year and thank you! The Banner Of Show Sires, or B.O.S.S., was developed in 1984 and is administered by the Charolais Banner. It is the only purebred publication that sponsors such a program. The B.O.S.S. program was set up as a method of keeping track of the winnings of the Charolais animals in the show ring. The shows that receive B.O.S.S. designation are decided by the Charolais Banner and spread out evenly across Canada. B.O.S.S. Points are awarded accordingly: BY CATEGORY 20 pts. Grand Champion 15 pts. Res. Grand Champion 10 pts. Sr. & Jr Champions 5 pts. Res Sr & Jr. Champion

BY CLASS 10 pts. – 1st 8 pts. – 2nd 6 pts. – 3rd 4 pts. – 4th 2 pts. – 5th Canadian Western Agribition (Regina), because of its National Status in 2015, received double B.O.S.S. points. Manitoba Ag-Ex (Brandon) also received double B.O.S.S. points for having more than 80 entries. Shows with 80 plus entries received double points; 40 plus entries received full points; 30 – 39 entries received ¾ points and less than 30 entries receive ½ points. The B.O.S.S. program has become an effective method of recognizing the most popular bull and female on the show road each year. The B.O.S.S. Chart is very detailed and takes hours for our administration to ensure accuracy. We do believe the chart provides a number of great results in which we can base decisions. After all, popularity of type is a very important marketing tool. The B.O.S.S. chart shows points given to animals from all the B.O.S.S. designated shows and tabulates bulls gaining 10 points or more. The chart also illustrates all bulls from

1984 to present that have gained 250 points or more. 2015 B.O.S.S. PROGRAM RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (97 bulls received points) The top 5 B.O.S.S. Bulls gaining points were: 5. D R Revelation 467 ........................................................151 4. Silverstream Evolution E168 ........................................160 3. Merit Roundup 9508W ..................................................192 2. TR Mr Fire Water 5792 ..................................................193 1. TR PZC Mr Turton 079 ................................................291 The B.O.S.S. Show Sire of the year is awarded to TR PZC MR TURTON 079. The top 5 Females that competed for the honour of B.O.S.S. Show Female in 2015 were: 5. MCL Pld Carrie 514C ......................................................80 4. Steppler Miss 104A ..........................................................84 3. Sharodon 33C Bewitched 7B ..........................................88 2. Prairie Cove Miss 309A ..................................................90 1. PZC TR Desirae 012 ......................................................123 The B.O.S.S. Female of the year was awarded to PZC TR DESIRAE 012. The top 5 Bulls that competed for the honour of the B.O.S.S. Show bull in 2015 were: 5. SVY Grizzly Pld 521C ....................................................70 5. HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C ..........................................70 5. JWX Crimson Red 101C ..................................................70 3. Rollin Acres Zip 12B ........................................................92 2. CML Distinction 318A ..................................................115 1. JMB Renaissance 444B ..................................................120 The B.O.S.S. Show Bull of the year was awarded to JMB RENAISSANCE 444B. 2015 had 5 bulls reaching the 500-point mark or the honour of B.O.S.S. Status: TR Mr Fire Water 5792 TR PZC Mr Turton 079 Crystal D Pierce 40P Merit Roundup 9508W Gerrard Montezuma 6T In the 31 years the B.O.S.S. Program has been running 198,271 points have been awarded.

TOP BOSS FEMALES OF 2015 PZC TR DESIRAE 012 ............................123 PRAIRIE COVE MISS 309A ....................90 SHARODON 33C BEWITCHED 7B ......88 STEPPLER MISS 104A..............................84 MCL PLD CARRIE 514C..........................80 ROSSO MS MARYANNE 4X ..................76 MEDONTE CAN’T TOUCH 16A ..........75 JWX CLOUD NINE 46C ..........................60 WHITEWATER APHRODITE 3A ..........55 STEPPLER WHITE ARROW 163B..........52 BRIDOR CONNIE 1C ..............................50 JWX CAMEO 23C ....................................48

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HC WINDY RIVER 506C ........................46 BRIDOR BUBBA 22B ................................43 SVY STARSTRUCK 409B ........................40 MVY BO-PEEP 5C ....................................40 CRG BARELY LEGAL 69B ......................40 SHARODON 2B TALULA 4T ................33 JMB MISS PEACHES 534C ....................32 CORNERVIEW CREAM PUFF 1C ........32 PLEASANT DAWN AMEE 905B ..........30 ELDER’S PRINCESS 359B........................30 SHARODON ALWAYS EASY 16A ........28 PLEASANT DAWN ANYA 604C ..........28

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MCL PLD STARPOWER 12C ................28 EMB SEDUCTION 67C ............................28 DUBUC ADALIE 317A ............................28 BRIDOR BELINDA 9B..............................28 MCL PLD DREAMER 85B ......................24 HIGH BLUFF LADY SLIPPER 54B ........24 ONL HOT DAM 14C ................................22 ANNUROC MISS BONNIE 2B ..............22 HRJ CALL ME CRAZY 535C ..................22 ECHO SPRINGS ORIANNA 13C ..........21 WOOD RIVER PRINCESS 106C ............20 WHITEWATER CANDY CANE 2C........20


SVY BREATHTAKING 518C ..................20 SUNRISE DESTINY 26A ........................20 SOS PEACHES 42B ..................................20

SKW ECHO 19C ......................................20 MVY TYSON 21C ....................................20 MCL PLD BAILEY 983B ..........................20

LAE CALYPSO 555C ..............................20 JWX CHARDONNAY 3312C ..................20

CORNERVIEW CONQUEST 3C ............41 HTA TUNDRA 572C ................................40 TWN ACES WILD 8A ..............................38 ECHO SPRINGS JAGERMEISTER 54C 35 POST ALASKA 836A................................35 PLEASANT DAWN CLASSIC 707C ......34 LAE CISCO 531C ......................................30 ONL DADDY COOL 4C ..........................29 JWX UPTOWN FUNK 470C ..................28 HIGH BLUFF CRUZ 48C ........................28 HTA TOLEDO 448B..................................26

CRG CROWN ROYAL 19B ......................26 SOS CHUCKWAGON 54C ......................26 JIL THRILL SEEKER 40C ........................21 WMN OLAF 508C ....................................20 HC CATALYST 510C ..............................20 DUBUC CASANOVA 505C ....................20 KIRLENE DOCK N ROLL 18A ..............20 SKW EXPEDITION 89C ..........................20 SOS HARVESTER PLD 61C ....................20 SOS HOMEGROWN 15C ........................20 SVY COMPTON PLD 524C ....................20

TOP BOSS SHOW BULLS OF 2015 JMB RENAISSANCE 444B ....................120 CML DISTINCTION 318A ....................115 ROLLIN ACRES ZIP 12B ........................92 JWX CRIMSON RED 101C ......................70 HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C ............70 SVY GRIZZLY PLD 521C ........................70 MCTAVISH HALLELUJAH 79B ............66 WMM ARTHUR 328A..............................56 HIGH BLUFF CASANOVA 13C ............50 BRIDOR CHEVY 12C ..............................48 BLACKBERN CASANOVA 9C ..............46

Final BOSS Points, 1984 to 2015 Roxy’s Jack Dempsey 63R* 6942 Chardel Reebok* 4398 SVY Freedom Pld 307N* 3232 JSC Chairman 103U* 2907 SLY Eastwood Pld 32F* 2601 CCC Elevations Knockout* 2592 LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld* 2529 BR MF Krugerrand* 2482 HTA Northern Light 357C* 2386 MSW Kapone* 2307 Sparrows Sheriff* 2142 KC Stolichnaya H016* 1732 Keys Polled Compass* 1693 FVC Tango 907Y* 1481 V A L&T Big Discovery 27U* 1404 Sparrows Alliance* 1389 Silver Creek High Rise H099* 1360 Brampton Fourstar* 1342 Wildor Raven 6M* 1333 MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G* 1262 Poker King Jr. GV18G* 1249 Hickory Lane Professor* 1235 BXB Dateline Son 65R* 1110 HTA Whitehot 105A* 1076 Pembina Powerplay 81P* 1058 E-Cee Katmandu 200B* 1051 Tall Cool One* 1049 JWK Impressive D040ET* 1046 MNE Exclusive 17E* 1036 Pembina Ultravox 3U* 1014 Donnyweir Prophet 1K* 1013 A-Jay's Fast Track 71B* 1007 Wat-Cha Streamline 114N* 1001 Great Houdini E.T.* 968 HHP Monte Carlo* 947 Nashville Goldstar 12U* 936 RPJ Eveready 403D* 897 Sparrows Cossack 11L* 896 SVC Futurist 809X* 865 TR Mr Fire Water 5792 * 856 HTA Tundra* 822 Sparrows Sanchez 715T* 799

(bulls with 250 points or more)

KJP Sky Fire 51T* 795 Spains Show Me Polled* 789 DC Bea Cool* 784 Willowvale Projector 90C* 783 2UP Peugeot ET* 777 LHD Cigar E46* 761 LT Rio Blanco 1234P* 760 CS Mango 256M* 749 Dbar Survivor 220M* 749 HFCC Pld Bond 19L* 715 TR PZC Mr Turton 079* 700 Sparrows Coach 467S* 699 NZL Polled Raven* 679 MNE Golden Eagle 25W* 672 WESC Hicks Revolver 14R* 672 SVY Guardian Pld 969J* 667 LT Unlimited Chaps* 648 MVX Cougarhill Jake 767G* 646 ABC Iceman 811* 622 Double H Showman's Dynamo* 622 HFCC Evolution 5L* 616 Sharphills Hurricane 154D* 609 JBJ AJ 787G* 608 RA Big Cat 9017 Pld* 602 JSC Alladin 101P* 594 ACF Apocalypse 40M* 572 EC No Doubt 2022P* 571 Crystal D Pierce 40P* 567 WH Rambo* 567 WDW Specialist 421S* 557 WDW Prestige 65U* 548 WKM Polled Enticer* 542 VMN Habanero Pld 137L* 540 LT Bluegrass 4017* 537 Wat-Cha N'th Degree 50N* 532 Hicks Kasino 11K* 522 Merit Roundup 9508W* 520 BKJ Buckaroo 836H* 515 SVY Bedrock* 514 Gerrard Montezuma 6T* 511 Keys Polled Fusion 163E 488 Bar EW Pld Casino 637F 484

RCC Royal Masterpiece 480 CS Pld Junction 4J 465 Shelco Made Easy 512R 463 Carlson's Ice 301C 459 Chardel Intrepid 455 Gerrard Pastor 35Z 454 CF Polled Classic 436 DYV Clearcut 14H 430 D R Revelation 467 415 BCR Polled Unlimited 407 E-Cee New Direction 6Z 407 JSC Superstuff 24M 403 PCFL Ultimate 14R 402 HTA Skyliter 397 ASC Eliminator 032 393 BR Cujo RCH7 392 LHD Mr Perfect 389 Sparrows Landmark 963W 389 HSF Polled Creation 46M 386 Sir QCR High Gear 2P 379 HTA Desert Storm 377 A-Jay's Mercury 70D 376 MSW Y2K 372 JSC Express 102L 371 M6 Gridmaker 104 Pld ET 370 Baldridge Fasttrack 366 Sparrows Eldorado 361L 366 CJH Turning Point 3X 364 Harvie Jager 65J 362 WCR Prime Cut 764 355 Soderglen Grandorr 4111U 351 Granada's Red Ace 17B 349 Lazy Jr. Zing 32Z 347 Curtis Wallace 141H 345 SCC Millenium J002P 345 Merit Vintage 4065P 342 Wat-Cha Amalgamated 340 LT Ramrod 4148 335 KCM Ultimate 144Y 333 RCC Royal Chip I 4192 328 Green Acres Butler 902Y 323 Double Hooks Cashmere 524P 320

Sir EC 20\20 Pld. EVC Hot King 24D Sparrows Seminole 927W JSR Equity 17M MLU Congress Sparrows Advantage SVC Classical Coke Silver Creek Thunderbolt Charco Monte 41H The Colonel MM 250770 DYV Dynamo 14D NZL Top Gun CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W SVS Preserve 7B RCC Royal Express 3269 (P) CML Diablo 2X LANC Visitation 3S Target Derrick 11D ABC Latoro 263G HEJ Ripper 66P VET Dr Spock 1S Bridor Haldrey 5H PCC Balistik 441P JDJ Smokester J1377P ET WDZ Mongo RKG Thriller Pld 45D Bar J Silverado 14S Jezebel Sparrows Alcatraz 18N Belmont's Sonar 3N GV Raven 2S Keys Front Page 189H MXS Vermillion 527R Sparrows Kingston 139Y SVS Mastercard 2M FH-RRR Sequoia SVS Nobleman 25N Keys Handyman Pld 255H LT Western Spur 2061 MNE Banjo 70B Skymont Ease 2078

318 313 313 310 307 307 306 305 303 303 301 301 300 299 298 297 293 293 291 291 289 286 283 280 280 277 276 274 273 271 271 268 266 264 263 259 259 258 255 255 251

* indicates BOSS Bull (500 points or more). The Banner of Show Sires (BOSS) program was developed and is administered by the Charolais Banner. Points are awarded to sires based upon their progeny’s placings at recognized BOSS shows across Canada.

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Agribition

Edmonton Farm Fair

MB Livestock Expo

Expo Boeuf (Quebec)

Lindsay

Olds

Renfrew

Toronto Royal

ACC I Am Legend 914W Bridor Travis 15T BXB Dateline Son 65R* Cedardale Winchester 70W Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y Cedardale Zeal 125Z Circle Cee Legend 307A CML Diablo 2X CML Encore 4Y Crystal D Pierce 40P* CS Mango 256M* CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W CSS Sir Navigator 37T D R Revelation 467 DSY Kaboom 60Y Dubuc Zenith 302Z Eatons Big Bud 1040 EC No Doubt 2022P* Echo Springs Webster 8W Elder's Raptor 43Y Elder's Zeus 22Z FFBB Cappy 291Z G. Bros Alejandro 346A G. Bros Elijah 262Y GBR Rambler 78U Gerrard Jambalaya 10X Gerrard Montezuma 6T* Gerrard Pastor 35Z Grants Anchor 311A Grants Playboy 3X HAMM Mogo U23 HBSF Zorro 1Z HTA Conrad 248Z HTA Matrix 865U HTA Spirit Pld HTA Vegas 134Y JDJ Smokester J1377P ET Jezebel JIL Thunder Roll 69Z JMB Dateline 206Z JWX Fifty Shades 706Z JWX Maverick 630Z KayR Velocity 812Z KCM Prowler 2X KCM Ultimate 144Y Keys Wishbone 40Y Kirlene Dockage 58X KKK Bronco 2204 P KRF What-A-Boy 104Y LAE Anchor 383A LAE Wichita 911W LHD Cigar E46* LT Bluegrass 4017* LT Ledger 0332P LT Sundance 2251 Pld Merit Roundup 9508W* Merit Vintage 4065P Mr Louber Synergie 457Z MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G* MVY All Star 61A Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A Pleasant Dawn Magnum 49Y Pleasant Dawn Splendor 53Z

2015 Totals

Points Awarded in 2015 16 16 28 16 12 72 20 142 58 70 48 10 20 151 20 37 58 33 28 28 28 12 12 16 76 10 34 99 92 16 21 24 56 18 10 90 12 35 51 12 20 44 30 19 58 14 20 80 120 12 20 10 13 64 20 192 115 73 16 12 34 66 28

16 60 20 80 12 16 20 12 16 28 12 12 16 48 40 16 16 60 12 16 28 12 16 16 16 40 12 4 12 20 134 80 12 4 28

38 26 13 30 31 15 3 6 2 15 -

28 8 70 32 20 42 16 12 16 60 28 52 8 56 12 4 16 42 64 80 16 16 26 16 30 -

8 4 6 33 8 10 15 19 40 -

4 4 29 15 20 13 18 35 20 -

24 11 10 21 3 8 20 -

8 40 46 20 10 20 13 16 48 20 -

16 8 6 31 10 8 10 14 8 15 6 6 -

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Post Yamaska 90Y RGP Remington 101Y SCF You Betcha 94Y Shelco Made Easy 512R Silverstream Evolution E168 Silverstream Geddes G102 Sparrows Barlow 254Z Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z Sparrows Eldorado 361L Sparrows Fargo 811U Sparrows Kingston 139Y Sparrows Seminole 927W Sunrise Sunburst 21Y SVY Blitz 125Y SVY Freedom Pld 307N* SVY Monument Pld 159Y SVY Northstar 153Y TR Mr Fire Water 5792* TR PZC Mr Turton 079* VFF Time Out 172Y VFF Vikse Ice 189Z Vikse Overtime 104A WC Benelli 2134P ET WC Double tree 2009P WESC Hicks Revolver 14R* Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y Winn Man's Chavez 826Y Winn Mans Lanza 610S Winn Man's Quigley 539X Winn Man's Skaggs 663X WR Wrangler W601 XAL All Fired Up 6Z XAL Fire It Up 5A XAL Firestruck 3Z

54 66 92 60 160 128 28 56 16 55 122 84 56 78 50 36 10 193 291 26 15 24 20 22 13 50 20 24 66 12 20 19 20 93

12 38 90 12 8 72 4 20 78 26 36 48 132 12 12 16 12 20 20 4 26 12 12 36

50.25 33.75 10 10 20

66 122 38 44 80 4 12 24 4 20 40 -

54 38 10 8 40 10 30 20 -

40 2 4 40 56 6 -

24 3 -

20 10 13 28 2 -

40 8 2 4 20 8 35 93 4 13 19 2 37

2015 TOTAL BOSS POINTS

4766

1720

301

1224

353

306

123

314

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2015 Charolais Female Sales Summary 2015 CHAROLAIS FEMALE SALES SUMMARY CHART Notes: (Applicable to the following chart) • Statistics were compiled from Canadian Charolais Female Sales which were reported to the Charolais Banner in 2015. • There were 10 sales reporting in 2015; 4 less than 2014 • In total there were 82 less lots sold in 2015 • Total gross sales were up $611,055 from 2014 General Summary Number of 2015 Sales ..........................................................10 Total Lots Offered........................................................ 473 1/2 Average Sale Size ..........................................................47 7/20 Total Gross Dollars ................................................$3,179,845 Overall Average per Lot ................................................$6716 Overall Sale Averages More Than $6,000: Alberta Select Sale........................................................$12,011 Canadian National (Agribition)....................................$9986

Wilgenbusch Volume I Biennial Sale ..........................$9049 Jordan River Dispersal ..................................................$7323 Sterling Collection Sale ..................................................$6670 No Borders Select Sale....................................................$6590 Sales With 40 + Lots: Jordan River Dispersal ........................................................84 Macks/Hunt Charolais..........................................................78 Sterling Collection Sale ....................................................45 ¾ No Borders Select ..................................................................45 Wilgenbusch Volume I Biennial Sale ................................44 Eastern National Sale............................................................41 Uppin’ The Ante Sale ..........................................................40 Top 5 Gross Dollar Sales: Jordan River Dispersal ............................................$615,150 Wilgenbusch Volume I Biennial Sale ......................$398,150 Alberta Select Sale......................................................$381,350 Sterling Collection Sale..............................................$305,150 Macks/Hunt Charolais ..............................................$296,920

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2015 Charolais Female Sale Statistics 2015 Sale Name

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Bred Heifers

Heifer Calves

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Embryo

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Bulls/Semen

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No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No.

No.

Alberta Select Sale

2

$15,500

Autumn Prestige Sale

2

$9,850

Canadian National Sale (Agribition)

No.

Ave.

7

$14,214 19

$8,626 $3,450

2

$6,200

24

$4,996

6

1

$10,500

4

$13,200 16

$7,297

Eastern National Sale

3

$10,033

3

$7,000

27

$5,433

5

$3,620

Jordan River Dispersal Sale

45

$9,570

15

$3,953

13

$5,465

3

$2,233

1

1

$15,000 1

$4,250

3

$2,658

$34,000 2

2

$1,350

1

$7,600

3/4 2

1

$10,000 2

1

$4,100

$2,800

6

Ave.

GROSS Ave.

$60,000 31 3/4

$12,011

$381,350

$3,700

39

$4,822

$188,075

$12,750 25

$9,986

$249,650

41

$5,432

$222,700

84

$7,323

$615,150

78

$3,807

$296,920

45

$6,590

$296,550

45 3/4

$6,670

$305,150

$7,442

Macks/Hunts Charolais No Borders Select Sale

1

$11,100

35

$6,734

9

$5,528

Sterling Collection Sale

3

$10,583

36

$6,511

6

$5,000

Uppin' The Ante Sale

1

$10,100

20

$6,188

16

$4,375

40

$5,654

$226,150

33

$8,611

11

$10,364

44

$9,049

$398,150

199 $6,874 91

$6,482

$6,716

$3,179,845

3

$7,433

Wilgenbusch Volume I Biennial Average/Totals

57

$9,904

24

$5,998

3/4

4

$12,950 6

$2,488 3

$7,233 11 1/2

$9,000

$11,896 473 1/2

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# of Sales 42 32 30 35 27 19 19 20 16 15 17 21 16 23 15 12 13 13 14 16 14 10

COW/CALF PAIR No. Average 341 300 256 440 276 149 290 179 32 141 193 158 169 402 135 81 189 265 336 261 121 57

$4,688 $3,379 $3,104 $3,480 $3,443 $4,518 $5,116 $5,394 $5,784 $4,978 $4,149 $3,184 $4,241 $2,992 $3,594 $3,496 $3,634 $4,860 $5,201 $4,876 $10,880 $9,904

BRED FEMALES No. Average 345 279 241 363 287 119 122 262 49 167 132 153 168 1/2 325 172 131 141 152 93 234 83 24

$2,733 $1,674 $1,721 $1,882 $1,868 $2,429 $2,338 $2,609 $2,836 $2,192 $2,129 $2,010 $1,960 $1,596 $2,136 $2,492 $2,501 $2,666 $2,714 $1,918 $5,116 $5,998

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BRED HEIFERS No. Average 469 445 1/2 406 431 1/2 339 280 313 337 254 204 252 240 215 1/2 257 166 179 189 174 277 307 248 199

$2,336 $2,004 $1,645 $1,914 $2,020 $2,483 $2,543 $2,937 $2,778 $2,534 $2,010 $2,139 $2,709 $2,120 $2,353 $2,225 $2,472 $2,866 $3,419 $2,982 $5,736 $6,874

HEIFER CALVES No. Average 283 229 229 259 1/2 180 150 189 163 160 90 110 111 132 1/2 115 102 93 86 95 107 132 86½ 91

$2,247 $1,836 $1,721 $1,646 $1,868 $2,110 $2,301 $2,255 $2,310 $2,290 $1,938 $2,204 $2,237 $2,072 $2,725 $2,256 $2,431 $2,693 $3,194 $3,151 $5,147 $6,482


Top 15 Selling Females of 2015 Name

Price

Purchaser

Consignor

Pick of Embryo Heifer Calves JWX Bachelorette 747B Pick of Bred Heifers SOS Peaches 42B Pro-Char Cassy 105B MCL Pld Dreamer 85B JWX Bailey 848B JWX Candy 983C Pick of Embryo Heifer Calves JWX Cameo 23C JWX Could Nine 46C JWX Britta 292B JWX Bridget 582B Steppler White Arrow 163B Miss Prairie Cove 509C JWX Boom Box 1140B

$26,000 $23,000 $21,000 $21,000 $20,500 $20,000 $19,500 $18,000 $18,000 $17,500 $17,500 $17,000 $16,250 $16,000 $15,000 $15,000

Miller Farms Acadia Ranching Wrangler Charolais Alton Century Farm Sugarloaf Charolais CSS Charolais Palmer Charolais Wacey McCaw Maury McLeod Elder Charolais Elder Charolais Phillips Farms Hunter Charolais Dale McKay Glen & Sue Mills & Cay’s Cattle Hoium Bros & Ben Gustafson

McLeod Livestock Wilgenbusch Charolais Harvie Ranching Springside Farms Pro-Char Charolais McCaw Livestock Wilgenbusch Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais McLeod Livestock Wilgenbusch Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais Steppler Farms Praire Cove Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais

22 Year (19942015) Charolais Female Sale Trends OPEN FEMALES No. Average 42 59 2 2 0 2 4 11 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

$2,680 $1,805 $1,400 $925 $0 $1,425 $1,763 $1,686 $0 $0 $0 $1,475 $0 $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0

FLUSH/RECIPS No. Average 31 4 9 8 8 5 9 9 16 4 4 8 10 5 4 5 12 6 6 12 4 3

$2,031 $2,975 $2,555 $2,919 $2,628 $2,185 $4,717 $2,817 $1,792 $2,275 $3,488 $3,681 $2,895 $3,380 $4,440 $3,840 $3,817 $5,042 $6,192 $4,283 $5,150 $7,233

BULLS/SEMEN No. Average 150 2/3 143 1/4 107 1/2 128 1/4 86 75 1/2 104 96 79 70 56 1/6 77 3/5 78 1/2 72 25 1/2 31 1/2 25 3/8 44 1/2 74 3/4 100 23/25 6 15 1/2

$8,998 $3,970 $3,418 $3,749 $3,980 $5,260 $4,263 $5,657 $4,451 $5,404 $5,711 $3,837 $3,378 $3,410 $3,972 $6,458 $5,383 $5,074 $4,029 $3,734 $4,792 $12,977

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TOTAL LOTS SALE GROSS No. Average 1690 1459 3/4 1250 1/2 1,651 1176 1/12 774 1/4 1031 1054 590 676 3/5 746 755 3/5 770 11/12 1177 603 1/2 519 3/4 641 5/8 736 1/2 891 1/2 1053 11/12 555½ 473 1/2

$3,211 $2,304 $2,138 $2,424 $2,426 $3,112 $3,403 $3,406 $3,022 $3,141 $2,879 $2,534 $2,881 $2,352 $2,732 $2,769 $2,975 $3,671 $4,065 $3,381 $6,786 $6,716

$5,427,661 $3,363,250 $2,674,080 $4,002,485 $2,853,133 $2,409,676 $3,492,265 $3,590,470 $1,782,960 $2,125,075 $2,147,125 $1,914,985 $2,221,225 $2,768,275 $1,648,520 $1,439,025 $1,909,000 $2,703,825 $3,623,750 $3,563,105 $3,769,850 $3,179,845 45


ASSOCIATION NEWS

Manitoba Charolais AGM 23% of Membership Attended Shawn Airey, Rivers, was re-elected President of the Manitoba Charolais Association for a fourth term at their Annual General Meeting held January 9th in Brandon. Hans Myhre, Dauphin was re-elected 1st Vice-President; Jeff Cavers, LaRiviere, 2nd Vice-President and Rae Trimble-Olson, Portage la Prairie remains Secretary-Treasurer. Re-elected to the board for a three year terms were Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie and Hans Myhre, Dauphin and Matthew Ramsey, Strathclair was newly elected replacing retiring director Vonda Hopcraft, Wawanesa. A good turnout was on hand with five running for three positions on the board, showing good interest in the association affairs. Good discussion was held as well. In the financial report it showed 2016 MCA Board of Directors (front l-r): Rae Trimble-Olson, Portage la Prairie (Secretary-Treaassets of $23,000 with revenues of surer); Hans Mhyre, Dauphin (1st Vice-President); Shawn Airey, Rivers (President); Jeff Cavers, LaRiviere (2nd Vice-President); Brad Cline, Belmont; (Back l-r): Ron McDonald, Sidney; Matthew $41,000 and expenses of $36,000 with Ramsey, Strathclair; Trent Hatch, Oak Lake; Scott Johnston, Rathwell: Jim Olson, Portage la a net profit of $4,700 for the year. Prairie; Kevin Stebeleski, Oakburn; Michael Hunter, Roblin; Rob Gilliland, Virden In 2015, advertising in the MBP Cattle Country and on the radio were The MCA gave out two $750 scholarhips this year to the biggest expenditures on the budget investing nearly Amanda Hopcraft, Wawanesa and Brooke Preston, Ste. Rose. $6,000. The fieldman used up $3,300 with 4-H spending $1,500 on 75 show canes presented to members in the Canadian Charolais Association General Manager Mel province showing Charolais influence animals. Reekie was on hand to give a report of national affairs and answer any questions. She gave an update on the new The CCA AGM held in conjunction with the pen show registry and where we are with genomics. at HTA Charolais last June had a $2,500 revenue over expenses, due in part to the successful semen donation At the evening multi-breed banquet it was announced auction. The MCA is going to continue with the summer that HTA Charolais, Rivers won the Breeder of the Year pen show and picnic with it being co-hosted this summer award and the commercial producer award was presented by Hunter Charolais and High Bluff Stock Farm. to Kris & Louise Krisjansen, Ochre River.

Shawn, Tanya, Chase & Blake Airey of HTA Charolais won the Breeder of the Year Award, which was presented by Jim Olson

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Shawn Airey & Jim Olson present Trevor & Kayla and Kris & Louise Kristjanson with the Commercial Producer of the Year Award

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

CCYA Essay Winners ShaeLynn Evans, Kenaston, SK Senior – $300

Mr. Thomas Jefferson (1787) once said, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, good morals, and happiness.” Growing up in the industry of agriculture, I have learned that this statement is more than true. The wisest lifestyle one could choose would be that in agriculture. Times are not always easy; it is an industry of ups and downs, hardships, and trials. However, agriculture offers so much more than that. It has given me more than I will ever be able to give back. The agriculture industry itself is to thank for making me the person I am today, and as promised by Jefferson, has provided me with wealth, morals, and happiness. Wealth is by no means the most important thing in life, but in today’s world money is imperative to survival. At a very young age, I was given an orphan calf to feed and look after. When the calf was sold, I received the money and I was rewarded for the time and effort I put in. From then on, as I have become more and more involved in the industry, I have continued to see this relationship by selling steers and purebred animals of my own. I think many people today are not able to really associate hard work with money, as it is often handed to people without being earned. Because of my involvement in agriculture, I have been able to provide for myself while completing two years of postsecondary education without borrowing money. Not only has agriculture sustained me individually, but the Canadian economy depends on the industry as well. In 2013, the agriculture industry provided one in eight jobs for Canadians, employing

over 2.2 million people, and is continuing to trend upwards (Government of Canada, 2015). Agriculture has given me, and many others, the resources and the opportunity to fulfill my financial needs. Agriculture has also given me a strong base of morals and values and solidified them in my life. It has taught me the importance of honesty, integrity, and responsibility. I have learned the value of hard work and have gained tremendous strength from all the times I felt defeated. I have felt the glory of triumph and the pain of loss. I value people and communication. I have learned to persevere when giving up seems like the only thing to do. I have gained a vast appreciation for the world itself. I find peace in days spent fencing alone in the bush, and beauty in a walk through a corral at three in the morning. Beliefs and values passed down from generations before me have allowed me to learn from others mistakes and tribulations. All these things I have been able to learn and value because of the agriculture industry, and the life it has provided for me. Above all, agriculture has given me happiness. Nothing is more rewarding than saving the life of a newborn calf and watching him later take his first few steps knowing he exists because of you. Nothing is more satisfying than completing more chores in a day than you ever thought humanly possible. No other industry allows you to work alongside the people you love, raising a family and letting them join you each day as you work. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that offer the most pleasure. Agriculture provides the framework for a life of happiness and satisfaction. Agriculture has given me happiness and contentment with the life that I have. The agriculture industry has made me who I am today, and given me everything I have. To me, it is more than an industry or a career choice; agriculture is a lifestyle. There has not been one day Charolais Banner • February 2016

of my life not influenced by agriculture. It is to thank for who I am, the things I value and believe, and where I am today. The food on my plate, the money in my pocket, and the clothes on my back are all because of the influence that agriculture has had on my life. Agriculture has allowed me to meet some of the most amazing people in the world. It has given me countless opportunities to excel and succeed in whatever I choose to do. Most of all, it has given me a passion to continue my life in agriculture, wherever that may take me. I am so fortunate to have a background in agriculture and to be a part of an industry with undying potential. Calina Evans, Kenaston, SK Intermediate – $200

What has the Agriculture Industry given you? There are a lot of things I wouldn’t know, had it not been for the agriculture industry. Things that are an important part of my everyday life and that have made me who I am. Things such as hard work, perseverance, patience, loyalty and strength. One of the most important things agriculture has taught me is to not take things for granted. A lot of people don't realize how much work goes into putting that bread on your table or the steak on your plate. It's not as simple as just going to the store and buying it, it takes a lot of time, money, energy and thought for the simple things we often don't appreciate enough. Someone had to watch the cow calve and make sure the calf sucked, someone had to turn the pairs out to pasture and treat the calf if it got sick, someone had to bring the calves in and haul them to the auction mart. And someone had to spend countless hours of their time trying to make sure that calf was the best it could be so that a stranger 47


eating their supper could say “That's the best steak I've ever had.” Being that “someone” really makes you appreciate those little things so much more. Sure you make a lot of money selling a calf right now but a lot of money has to be put into that calf too. Currently the prices are quite impressive, but it's years of poor prices that really make you appreciate it now. Its really puts into perspective just how easy money can disappear when you watch a calf slip away after pouring your money into expensive vaccines and drugs in and effort to save it. The saying it's only worth what you put in really is true. Another thing I have learned from the agriculture industry is to be optimistic but still realistic. Yes things will get better but it may take time and effort. I've learned to look on the brighter side of things. The reason you know something isn't going good is because you've seen it go well before. Knowing how bad something could go makes it so much more rewarding when it does go well. But it takes more then hope for things to turn out. You have to put time and energy into things that are important to you and that you want to be good. The agriculture industry has also taught me the importance of family. I've been privileged enough to grow up on the farm surrounded by my sisters, parents and grandparents. From late night combining with dad to halter breaking 4H calves with my sisters, I've been lucky enough to spend my time with my family. My grandparents started our farm back in the 1950’s and it's the evenings spent listening to grandpa talk about what farming used to be like that I cherish the most. The stories he and my grandma share are irreplaceable. The last thing that the agriculture industry has given me is opportunities. Opportunities that encourage you to push your boundaries, that require you to think outside the box and that change you for the best. There are so many opportunities and experiences I would not have had if I weren't part of the agriculture industry. Public speaking is a part of everyday life and I've been able to compete at it since a young age 48

through 4H. I've been able to meet so many new people and make life long friends because of the experiences through ag. It's through the shows that you go to that you learn how to be independent and responsible. I have been given so many incredible opportunities through the agriculture industry that are unforgettable. All of these things have been given to me by being part of something I love. I've learned to be proud of what I have and thankful for things more. I've learned to be positive yet practical when it comes to getting the job done. I've learned to appreciate my family and the life I've been given. And I've been lucky enough to have so many incredible opportunities. All of these things are important to me and are part of me. They've shaped me into who I am. I have a lot to be thankful for because of the agriculture industry. Tyson Black, Foresters Fall, ON Intermediate – $100

What Has The Agricultural Industry Given Me? Agriculture has been around for thousands of years and has given many people a way of life, including me. I live on a farm that has been in the family for 148 years. The farm has changed through the years from a small mixed animal farm, to a dairy farm and now to a purebred Charolais farm along with mixed crops. The Agricultural Industry has changed my farm and the way we work on it. One of the things I like best is history and learning about the “Olden Days”. The Agricultural Industry in our area has changed dramatically. It used to be that every farm that was settled in our area was 100 acres and was farmed with horses and then small tractors. The fields that were cleared and were normally around 10 acres. Now the farms are much larger, the fence lines have been removed and barns taken down so that the big equipment of today can work. Improvements to seeds, stock and equipment are also part of the changes in the Agriculture Industry. Charolais Banner • February 2016

The Agricultural Industry has given me a sense of responsibility. No matter what has changed we are, and always will be the representatives of the land. We are environmentally aware of changes occurring in our area. We are taught from an early age by our parents, teachers and agricultural groups how to keep our land safe and to preserve it for future generations. I am also responsible for the care and health of all the animals in my control. Agriculture is sometimes fun. From learning to drive tractors for the first time to traveling the country just to look at cattle. The Agriculture Industry has given me a lot of opportunities to travel across North America to participate in events like CCYA and 4H and to enjoy other agricultural shows and exhibitions. I have met a lot of people through agriculture that I will be friends with all my life. Agriculture is sometimes not a lot of fun. Times like when you have an early frost in September and the soybean plants turn to mush, or when you lose a calf after doctoring it for a long time. This may not be good, but it does teach you that everything is not always perfect in life. The Agricultural Industry gives me and people I don't even know food for their table. Producers and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency work together to ensure the food we produce is safe and healthy for everyone. I am a small link in the food chain, but at the end of the day I can be proud to know that I have sold a product that many people will enjoy. The Agricultural Industry provides me with a summer job. I work on the farm during summer holidays and raise a steer for sale in the fall at the local fair. This money is banked away for my college education. My hope is that when I am finished school I will still be involved in agriculture, maybe not directly on a farm, but as a technician or mechanic. The Agricultural Industry has given me knowledge. I read farming papers and attend 4H workshops. I am always learning new things that they do not teach me in school. I am able to have meaningful conversations with


people in this industry that are much older than me because they are all very willing to share ideas. The Agricultural Industry had given me many different things. Opportunities for travel, a sense of direction for my future and most importantly the food I need to survive. Without Agriculture where would we be? Kendall Prokuda, Glenevis, AB Junior – $125

What has the agriculture industry given to me? Being a part of this amazing industry isn’t just a job, but a lifestyle. Every morning people like me get up and do our chores, not thinking of what we take out of it at the end of the day. So what has the agriculture industry given me? Being a part of the agricultural industry has given me strength. Most kids my age would be afraid to jump into a pen of bulls or drive a tractor, but being in this industry, I know how to do those things safely and effectively. I have the physical strength to do hard work like fencing and feeding, and the mental strength to keep calm and have patience in difficult situations like calving or dealing with a sick or injured animal. These strengths will help me

throughout my whole life in any situations that I face. The agriculture industry teaches me that consistent work and effort pays off! Raising a steer from a calf to finished and show ready animal takes months of consistent effort. The payment for this hard work comes both in the cheque earned on sale day and in the satisfaction of knowing that I did a good job in raising an animal to its full potential, I can only achieve these results by working at my goal all the time. The agriculture industry has also given me hope that my generation will be able to feed the world, This industry is always changing and getting better, whether it is in feed technology, crop production, pesticide use or taking care of land. Knowing that this industry is always improving gives me hope for the future of our planet and the people of the world. I am honoured to be a part of the agricultural industry and I am thankful for all that it has given to me. Marshall Prokuda, Glenevis, AB Junior – $75

What has the agriculture industry given to me? The agriculture industry has given me many important things in my life. The most important is the

food that I eat! It has also taught me a lot of life lessons and gives me the chance to feel pride. From the agriculture industry I get some of my favourite things like steak, eggs, bacon, vegetables, all ready to eat. This is important because I get safe and healthy food grown from families like mine. Fresh food keeps me healthy and it is delicious and tasty. Through the agriculture industry I have learned many lessons about nature. I know how animals are born, raised, finished and die. I have learned and seen how plants are seeded, grown, harvested and stored. It is important to know how these things work because I will need to know how to use these lessons when I am a farmer and it is my job to feed my family and the world with ripe and healthy food. The agricultural industry gives me pride in my jard work. For example, when I raise a steer for 4H and do a good job of feeding him, halter breaking him, grooming and marketing him, I feel good about myself for doing the best that I can in those things. I feel pride when I know that my hard work will achieve my goal to put a juicy, safely raised steak on someone’s plat. The agriculture industry has given me a lot of things, I hope when I grow up that I will be a big part of the agriculture industry in Canada and I can give back to it.

Plan to Attend… Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show

July 12 -15th, 2016

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events February 13 Myrhe Land & Cattle Co. Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

February 15 Tip the Scale Angus & Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB

February 16 Rawes Ranches Ltd. 33rd Annual Performance Tested Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Strome, AB

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February 17 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB), Cow Palace February 20 P&H Ranching 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 20 Saint-Martin (QC) Test Station Sale February 23 Rainalta Simmental & Charolais & Guests 22nd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB February 24 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Beck Farms, Milestone, SK February 26 Maple Leaf Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ponoka (AB) Ag Events Centre February 26 HEJ Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 27 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Ferme A.R.F. Champagne, St-Sylvestre, QC February 28 Pro-Char Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Glenevis, AB March 4 South Central Charolais Breeders Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 5 Wrangler Made 4th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Westlock, AB March 5 Chomiak Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Market March 5 High Country Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Pincher Creek (AB) Ag Grounds March 5 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC March 6-7 97th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds March 7 Coyote Flats Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coaldale, AB March 8 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB March 8 McTavish Charolais Charolais & Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Moosomin, SK 56

March 8 Valley Charolais Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC March 8 Built Right Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 11 Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Cattle Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 11 A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 11 12th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB March 11 Neilson Cattle Co. 26th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK March 12 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 12 Vente Synergie, 12:30 p.m., Ste-Sophie de Levard, QC March 12 Benchmark Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 12 Source for Success Bull Sale, Elmlodge Herefords, Indian River, ON March 14 Palmer Charolais with Nielson Land & Cattle Co. 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the Palmer farm, Bladworth, SK March 15 Gilliland Bros. Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Carievale, SK March 16 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB March 17 14th Annual Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Minitonas, MB March 17 Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart March 18 Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 18 13th Annual Family Tradition Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at Rolling D Charolais, Dropmore, MB

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March 18 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber (AB) Agriplex March 19 Rollin’ Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow & Guests Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 19 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 14th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB March 19 Sandan Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Erskine, AB March 19 Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale, Vinoy Test Station, 1:00 p.m., at Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, QC March 19 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 21 North West Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK March 21 Grassroots Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 22 Steppler Farms 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Miami, MB March 23 HTA Charolais & Guests Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 24 Northern Impact III Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB March 24 Elder Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coronach, SK March 26 K-Cow Ranch Family Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Elk Point, AB March 26 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 26 PIC Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Carson Sales Arena, Listowel, ON March 26 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m, at the ranch, Rockglen, SK March 26 5th Annual High Point Charolais Breeders Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., at Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON


March 26 Transon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 26 Tee M Jay Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 26 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 26 Alameda Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart March 28 Allanville Farms Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Tisdale, SK March 29 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB April 1 Ranaman Ranch and Parklane Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Auction Mart April 2 Vermilion Charolais Group 30th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Nilsson Bros. Livestock Exchange, Vermilion, AB April 2 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS April 2 Saunders Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Keady (ON) Livestock Market April 2 Tri-N Charolais Farms & Guests 1st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden April 2 JTA Diamond Bull sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Courval, SK April 2 Transcon’s 21st Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales April 3 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK April 4 Wilgenbusch Charolais North of the 49th Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Halbrite, SK April 4 Martens Cattle Co/Four Bar X Ranch Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Spiritwood (SK) Stockyards

April 5 Cedarlea Charolais & Windy Willows Angus “Git R Done” Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Windy Willows Farm, Hodgeville, SK April 6 White Cap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at White Cap Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK April 6 Chopper K Red Angus & Campbell Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Alameda (SK), Auction Mart April 7 Hunter Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., DST, at the farm, Roblin, MB April 7 White Lake Colony Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Balog Auction Market, Lethbridge, AB April 9 Vanderhoof (BC) Bull Sale April 9 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON April 9 Saint-Hyacinthe (QC) Test Station Sale April 9 Wilkenridge & Guest Walking Plow Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ridgeville (MB) Hall April 11 11th Annual Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK April 12 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 13 Mutrie Farms/Bar H Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Market April 14 Sliding Hill Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Canora, SK April 15-24 World Charolais Congress, Mexico April 16 Brimner Cattle Co. and WRAZ Red Angus Cornerstone Bull & Female Sale, 1:30 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart April 16 Cedardale Charolais Bull & Select Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Nestleton, ON April 16 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD Charolais Banner • February 2016

Beck/McCoy 7th Annual Bull Sale Milestone, SK • February 24, 2016

HEJ Charolais Bull Sale Innisfail, AB • February 26, 2016

Neilson Cattle Company Bull Sale Willowbrook, SK • March 11, 2016

Horseshoe E Charolais Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK • March 12, 2016

Sandan Charolais and Springside Farms Annual Charolais Bull Sale Erksine, AB • March 19, 2016

Steppler Farms 5th Annual Bull Sale Miami, MB • March 22, 2016

Impact Charolais & Angus Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK • March 26, 2016

Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK • April 3, 2016

Anderson’s Four Bar X Ranch & Martens Cattle Co. Angus & Charolais Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK • April 4, 2016

Chopper K Red Angus/Campbell Charolais Bull Sale Alameda, SK • April 6, 2016

Hunter Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale Roblin, MB • April 7, 2016

White Lake Colony Charolais Bull Sale Lethbridge, AB • April 7, 2016

Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK • April 11, 2016

Pasture Ready Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK • May 28, 2016 View the catalogues online at www.Buyagro.com 4 3342 Millar Ave., Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Ph: 306.933.4200 Fax: 306.934.0744 info@tbarc.com www.buyagro.com Chris Poley: 306.220.5006 Ted Serhienko: 306.221.2711 Shane Michelson: 403.363.9973

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Advertisers Index Amabec Charolais ..........................................53

Gilliland Bros. Charolais ................................55

Poley, Chris .....................................................50

Annuroc Charolais .........................................53

Good Anchor Charolais .................................51

Polzin Cattle...................................................11

B Bar D Charolais ...........................................53

H.S. Knill Company Ltd..................................50

Potter Charolais .............................................54

Baker Charolais ..............................................53

Happy Haven Charolais ............................35,52

Prairie Cove Consulting ...............5,11,24,25,50

Bar H Charolais ..............................................54

Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co..........................52

Bar Punch Ranch ............................................51

Harvie Ranching ............................................51

Beck Farms .....................................................54

HEJ Charolais .................................................51

BeRich Farms.................................................51

Hicks Charolais ...............................................53

Blackbern Charolais .......................................53

High Bluff Stock Farm ...................................52

ProChar Charolais .........................................52

BoJan Enterprises .........................................54

Holk Charolais................................................51

Qualman Charolais .......................................55

BovaTech Ltd.................................................50

Horseshoe E Charolais ...........................9,18,55

Rawes Ranches...............................................52

Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ...............................50

HTA Charolais Farm ......................................52

Rebuild with Steel .........................................50

Bricney Stock Farms .......................................54

Hunter Charolais ....................................53,IBC

Reykdal Farms Charolais................................53

Bridor Charolais .............................................53

JMB Charolais ...........................................17,53

Rollin' Acres Charolais ...................................54

Brimner Cattle Company...............................54

Johnson Charolais.......................................7,51

Buffalo Lake Charolais .................................51

Johnstone Auction.........................................50

Carey, Brent....................................................50

Jordan River Charolais..............................33,55

Cedardale Charolais.......................................53

Kaiser Charolais Farm ....................................51

Cedarlea Farms (Cypress).......................5,11,20

Kanewischer, Jerry .........................................50

Charla Moore Farms ......................................54

KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. ...............................51

San Dan Charolais Farms ...............................52

CharMaine Ranching....................................51

KCH Charolais ................................................52

Saunders Charolais ........................................54

Charolais Charbray Herd Book of Mexico ....28

Kirlene Cattle .................................................53

Scarth Cattle Co. ............................................53

Charolais Journal ...........................................50

La Ferme Patry de Weedon ......................21,54

Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co. ...................18,55

CharTop Charolais (Cypress)........................20

Land O' Lakes Charolais ................................53

Sharodon Farms .............................................54

Charworth Charolais Farms...........................51

Langstaff Charolais........................................53

Silverstream Charolais ...................................27

Chomiak Charolais ........................................51

Laurel Creek Ranch........................................55

Circle Cee Charolais Farms ............................51

Leemar Charolais ...........................................51

Cline Cattle Co. ..............................................52

LEJ Charolais ..................................................53

Cougar Hill Ranch ..........................................54

LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch ...............19,55

Coyote Flats Charolais ..............................23,51

M & L Cattle Co..............................................53

Springside Farms............................................52

Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co. ...............29,54

Mack's Charolais ............................................53

Spruceview Charolais.....................................52

C2 Charolais ...................................................52

Maple Leaf Charolais.....................................51

Stephen Charolais Farm ...........................35,55

DavisRairdan .................................................50

Martens Cattle Co..........................................55

Steppler Farms Ltd. ....................................3,53

Defoort Stock Farm .......................................52

Martens Charolais..........................................53

Stock, Mark ....................................................50

Demarah Farms..............................................51

McAvoy Charolais Farm............................31,55

Stockmen's Insurance ....................................50

Diamond W Charolais....................................54

McKay Charolais ............................................53

Dorran, Ryan ..................................................50

McKeary Charolais .........................................51

Double L Ranch..............................................51

McLeod Livestock...........................................50

Double P Stock Farms ....................................52

McTavish Charolais ........................................55

Dubuc Charolais.............................................54

Medonte Charolais ........................................54

DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle................53

Miller Land & Livestock .................................54

Thistle Ridge Ranch .......................................52

Eaton Charolais..............................................55

Murphy Livestock...........................................52

Transcon Livestock Corp. ...............................50

Elder Charolais Farms ....................................55

Mutrie Farms..................................................55

TriN Charolais................................................53

Ericson Livestock Services ..............................50

Myhre Land and Cattle..................................53

Turnbull Charolais..........................................52

Ferme Palerme ...............................................54

Nahachewsky Charolais.................................55

Western Litho ................................................51

Fischer Charolais ............................................51

Norheim Ranching.........................................50

Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company .................54

Flat Valley Cattle Co. .....................................33

N3 StockFarms (Cypress)...............................20

Fleury, Michael...............................................50

P & H Ranching Co.........................................52

Flewelling, Craig ............................................50

Packer Charolais.............................................54

Foat Valley Stock Farm ..................................51

Palmer Charolais ............................................55

Footprint Farms .......................................17,51

Parklane Charolais .........................................52

Future Farms .............................................13,51

Patton Charolais ............................................54

Winters Charolais...........................................54

Genex Cooperative, Inc. ................................26

Phillips Farms .................................................55

Wood River Charolais (Cypress) ...................20

Gerrard Cattle Co...........................................51

Pleasant Dawn Charolais.....................14,15,53

Wrangler Charolais........................................52

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Prairie Gold Charolais....................................55 Prairie Sky Farms (Cypress) ...........................20 Prairie View Charolais ...................................53

Rosso Charolais (Cypress) ..............................20 Royale Charolais ............................................54 RRTS Charolais ...............................................52 Saddleridge Charolais....................................52

Skeels, Danny .................................................50 Sliding Hills Charolais ....................................55 A. Sparrow Farms..........................................IFC

Sugarloaf Charolais .......................................52 Sunrise Charolais............................................54 T Bar C Cattle Co............................................57 Temple Farms .................................................55

White Cap Charolais ......................................55 WhiteWater Livestock ...................................54 Wilgenbusch Charolais..........................55,OBC Wilkie Ranch ..................................................52


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