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February 2020 VOL. 54, NO. 1 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 584-7937 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

Features

Helge By, Manager/Publisher

Profile – Canadian Charolais 60th ..........................................14 Sterling Collection Sale ..........................................................23 Genetic Edge Sale....................................................................24 Obituary – Monette Palmer ..................................................25 Alberta Charolais Association AGM ......................................26 Alberta Select ..........................................................................27 Wilgenbusch Volume III Female Sale......................................28 Credibility Counts ..................................................................29 Steppler Farms A Piece of the Program Sale ........................30 No Borders Select Sale ............................................................33 Sales in Brief ............................................................................33 CharMaine Ranching Bull & Female Sale..............................34 Banner of Show Sires Report ..................................................35 Obituary – Joyce MacDonald ..................................................38 CCYA Essays..............................................................................39 Female Sale Summary ............................................................45

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

I hope calving is going well and that the new crop of calves is everything you hoped it would be. Is your bull pen looking the part to maximize their earning potential for you? Speaking of that, I had a visit the other day with a breeder that feels something needs to be done about the over fat bulls that are selling. Is this hurting the breed at the commercial level? Now this guy isn’t new to the business and doesn’t buy the cheap bulls, but has concerns. Last spring, of the bulls he purchased, only one seems hurt with feed as he can’t get any weight back on him. Now this may not be feed, but sure could be. The problem this breeder sees is in the drop in scrotal size from semen testing to when the bulls arrive and shed some weight. He is seeing 3 to 4 cm in some cases using two different vets and his own measurement. This takes a 39 cm to a 35, which most breeders don’t want to use. I asked how they were now as coming twos and a couple were still only 36 cm. I thought most veterinarians pulled tight enough that the fat in the scrotal should be taken out of the equation, but maybe not. He stated he is done buying over fat bulls. Now this won’t concern most commercial producers as long as the bull breeds all the cows in an acceptable time frame, but it does matter to the purebred breeder. Over the years, I have preached about never seeing anyone back off

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buying a bull because he was too fat, but maybe we are at that stage. I think part of the reason is that the animals we are producing today are smaller framed, earlier maturing, easier fleshing and most breeders are better feeders using better rations. Our yearling weights haven’t changed much, but the shape and size of the animal has. As with everything in the purebred industry, credibility is the most important component and the animals we are selling need to be backed with integrity and common sense. In this issue, you will see the BOSS calculations and again I commend all the breeders across Canada for taking the time and effort to put the breed out in front of the livestock industry from which all of us benefit. This truly is an expense for them, and they should know it is greatly appreciated. One thing I would state though, is that I like to see show numbers in the front and back of a show harness. Sitting in the stands, people want to know which animal is in the ring before it is announced on the way out. The single hip holder is cool, but are they giving you maximum exposure to the audience? Based on the cost of showing, this is a simple thing to improve your coverage. The Fall Female chart wrap up that we do every year in this issue is a good barometer of the breed and the cattle market. This year it showed the fourth highest average in the 26 years we have been doing this tabulation and the third highest gross of all time.

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The one category that was the most interesting was the heifer calves, which had the highest average ever. Mark your calendars and tell all former Charolais breeders that the Manitoba Charolais Association is hosting the 2020 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting and 60th Anniversary celebration. Yes, this is the 60th Annual meeting for the breed and will be a great place to be on June 18th to 20th around Russell, Manitoba. For those of you who attended the 50th celebration in Moose Jaw, it was a blast. So many stories, seeing past breeders and learning where the breed came from and how it got to where it is. If you know someone that would like to know, please contact them as their contact information may be out of date for the organizers. This August, the Charolais Society of Australia is hosting the CharolaisCharbray World Congress and it will be a great event. This will be an opportunity to visit with over 200 Charolais breeders from around the world as well as a multitude of Australian producers. Full details are on the Charolais-Charbray International website at www.charolaisinternational.com. But act fast as space is going to be limited with some room limitations in the country. If you have any questions just give Candace or I a call and we will help you however we can. Until next time, Helge


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Dans nos champs Helge By

J’espère que les vêlages se portent bien et que les nouveaux veaux sont exactement ce que vous désiriez. Estce que vos taureaux ont le potentiel de rapporter le plus haut possible pour votre élevage? Parlant de taureaux, j’ai eu une visite d’un éleveur qui pensent que nous devrions faire quelque chose à propos des taureaux trop gras qui sont sur le marché. Estce que cette pratique heurte les éleveurs commerciaux? Ce fermier, inquiet de la situation, n’est pas nouveau dans le domaine et n’achète pas des taureaux à bas prix. Au printemps passé, un seul de ses achats semblait avoir des séquelles de fourbure. Il n’a jamais été capable de le faire engraisser. Il se peut que ce n’était pas la cause réelle mais cette idée est pertinente. Le problème discuté par cet éleveur semble avoir impact sur la grosseur du scrotum lorsque que l’animal est apporté à la station et subit une baisse de poids. Pour certains, cette baisse du contour du scrotum est de 3 à 4 cm et a été vérifiée par deux vétérinaires ainsi que ses mesures personnelles. Si cette nouvelle mesure est passée de 39 cm à 35, je suspecte que ce n’est pas une mesure qu’un éleveur voudrait utiliser. Je lui ai demandé une mise à jour plus tard et certaines mesures étaient toujours 36 cm. Je pensais que certains vétérinaires mesuraient tellement serré que le gras comptait pas. Cet éleveurs n’achèteras plus de taureaux trop gras. Ceci ne devrait pas inquiéter les producteurs commerciaux en autant que le taureau sache servir chaque femelles dans un temps raisonnable mais pourrait affecter les éleveurs pur-sang. À travers les années, j’ai jamais

décourager un éleveur d’acheter un taureau trop gras mais peut-être que nous sommes arrivé à cette nouvelle réalité. Une partie de ce changement pourrait s’expliquer par nos statures plus petite que dans le passé, une maturation et développement plus rapide et une meilleure connaissance de la part des éleveurs en matière de ration. Le poids de nos génisses d’un an n’ont pas beaucoup changé mais les proportions et leurs statures ont. Comme dans toute productions pursang, la crédibilité de l’animal est primordiale et nous devons faire une vente avec intégrité et du gros bon sens. Dans la revue, vous trouverez les calculs des événements BOSS. Encore une fois, je tiens à féliciter tous les participants, à travers le Canada, |qui ont relevé le défi au bénéfice de notre race et qui nous ont représenté au sein de l’industrie bovine. Cette visibilité nous bénéficie tous. Ces événements sont une dépense pour eux et ils doivent savoir que c’est grandement apprécié. Une chose que je remarque lors de ces événements est le manque du numéro au dos de chaque exposant dans l’aréna. Pour les spectateurs, il est difficile de savoir quel animal est présent dans la classe avant que celuici soit annoncé. La pince sur un côté a l’air très cool mais est-ce que cela vous donne le maximum de visibilité pour votre audience? Si je me base au prix que ces événements coûtent aux producteurs, ne serait-ce pas un changement facile pour maximiser votre rendement? Le tableau des femelles d’automne que nous documentons à chaque année est un bon baromètre pour la race et le marché de vente. Les résultats représentent la quatrième plus haute moyenne enregistrée et la troisième plus haute moyenne en

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revenu depuis les 26 ans de tabulation de ces données. La catégorie la plus intéressante fut celle des génisses qui a eu la plus haute moyenne de l’histoire. Marquez vos calendrier et invitez les anciens producteurs Charolais à participer à la soixantième édition du congrès annuel de l’Association Canadienne Charolais qui sera tenu par l’Association Charolais du Manitoba. Cette célébration se déroulera du 18 au 20 juin près de Russell au Manitoba. Ce sera l’endroit pour célébrer notre race et cet évènement marquant. Ce fut toute une fête pour ceux qui étaient présent aux célébrations du cinquantième à Moose Jaw. Nous avons partagés beaucoup d’histoires parmi les anciens éleveurs ainsi que l’évolution de notre race à travers les années. Si vous connaissez quelqu’un qui aimerait y participer, partager ces informations et assurez-vous d’avoir leur plus recent contact à jour pour le comité organisateur. Au mois d’Août, la société Charolais de l’Australie sera notre hôte lors du congrès mondial Charolais-Chambray. Cet évènement promet. Vous aurez la chance de visiter plus de 200 producteurs Charolais de tous les coins du monde ainsi qu’une multitude de producteurs Australiens. Les détails se retrouvent sur notre sur le site de Charolais-Chambray au www.charolaisinternational.com. Dépêchez-vous car les espaces sont limitées. Si vous avez des questions, n’hésitez-pas à rejoindre Candace ou moi-même et nous vous aiderons du mien de nous pouvons. À la prochaine, Helge


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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

On behalf of CBBC, I would like to wish everyone success with calving and for their bull sales in 2020. It is always exciting to see the results of last year’s breeding decisions and in making the decisions for next year’s calf crop. The decisions you make as breeders are important as they are what build Canada’s reputation in the global livestock and beef industry. Canadian cattle are recognized around the world for their quality and consistency which is due to the hard work and dedication of Canadian cattle producers. We have discussed collaboration across the cattle industry in previous articles. An aspect of collaboration that is often overlooked is international market development. There is a significant amount of work that takes place in the background before a sale is made and cattle are delivered. International marketing is an ecosystem where people, organizations and governments need to play their part to make it all work. Years before sales are made, governments work along with industry groups such as CBBC to negotiate trade agreements and health protocol for live cattle, semen and embryos for bovines and other

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species. Exporters and breed associations strategically identify markets with the most opportunity and get ‘boots on the ground’ promoting Canadian genetics. This is also accomplished by inviting international cattle producers to Canada to view our cattle and meet the people who raise them. This is an expensive effort which is also high-risk, so it is important to recognize that the Canadian government has made funding available to offset a portion of this cost. It is administered through CBBC and provided to breed associations, exporters, and service providers to conduct incoming and outbound trade missions. There is additional support from the Canadian government through the TradeCommissioner service, embedded CFIA or Agriculture Canada staff, which provides in-market support and connections. This systematically occurs on a regular basis in multiple countries in preparation for the markets to align. As breeders it is important to know that your breed association has and will continue to play an important role in international promotion and in creating opportunities for the genetics you produce.

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Canada’s National Beef Strategy 2020-2024 prioritizes market access for beef and genetics as a key focus area and for good reason. It was recently stated that international markets for beef and by-products currently adds approximately $600 to the value of each animal. Recent trade deals with Europe (CETA) and with Asia Pacific countries through the CPTPP will expand this even further. On the genetic side, it is more difficult to assess the value on a per animal basis, but we benefit from these trade deals as well. Last fall we saw a significant number of cattle from several breeds go to Mexico. This not only adds value to the breeders who sold the cattle, but it also raises the entire cattle market up. Over the years the countries importing cattle have changed and will continue to do so. In the years following BSE we were able to export a significant number of cattle to Russia and then to Kazakhstan around 2013. Market diversification for our beef and genetics internationally helps stabilize our domestic market and maintain farm profits which is always important but never more so than in the tough years.


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s with the commemoration of any significant milestone, this year’s marking of the CCA’s 60th will come with a little history. First, it must be pointed out that this will be the 60th AGM of the CCA, which was created at the “organizational meeting” of 1959 where the initial regulations of the CCA were decided by, and its first board selected from, the sixty-odd attendants. To consider that the founding meeting of the CCA was only 5 years after the first (7/8ths) Charolais bull was driven up from Wyoming by Wayne Malmberg shows rapid growth by the first ‘exotic’ breed. The meeting was also important because it was the first time many of the Charolais pioneers, importers and breeders, had even met one another. All of the Charolais in North America before the 60s were descended from a single herd of 37 animals exported to Mexico from France over the 30s. Just these few dozen animals were all the Mexicans and Americans had to cross- and upbreed with until quarantine import stations were set up to satisfy the footand-mouth cited import bans from France. They were also the source of Canada’s Charolais of the time. Before Charolais, Canada’s cattle were generally of the “belt-buckle” style

British breeds: Hereford, Shorthorn and Angus. The cattle were small, and producers were only getting 15 to 18 cents/lb, but that’s just how cattle were. The first importers of Charolais were almost all commercial breeders hunting extra pounds to put on their bottom line. They started by learning the benefits of cross-breeding first hand, but continued to seek out better breeds to cross. Wayne Malmberg’s claims of his first C15 Charcross Hereford calves weighing around 90 pounds more at weaning than his purebreds were too good to be ignored. The Charolais that followed C15 all followed the same route into Canada – on trucks from the States. by the first CCA AGM of 1960, there were 76 registered breeders across Canada, most with percentage herds, importing and upbreeding their way into the Charolais club. From their first importations and cross-breedings, the Charolais pioneers also unanimously had to deal with the rejection and scorn of their more traditionalist neighbours. Accusations of “ruining” perfectly good purebred British cattle were common. Stories of Charcross 4H animals being placed last for being “too big and too fat” abound, but the results spoke for themselves,

and sensible cattlemen decided for themselves. By the time the first 110 Full French Charolais were quarantined on Grosse Ile, Quebec in 1965, the demand for fresh genetics was far greater than the supply of the quarantine facility. The late 60s saw astronomical prices for fresh French genetics – such as the half interest in the French import bull Apollon for $84,000 in 1966 – in no small part because Americans still had to go through Canada for French influence. Not everyone in the breed saw such windfalls by being the first to import, but the breed was growing. Fast. Commercial breeders liked the gains, but still had issues including calving ease and horns. The Charolais breeders answered the call. They bred animals of a shape more conducive for calving, started the work of breeding in polled genes without sacrificing quality, and funded their own research projects that benefit the whole cattle industry to this day. The Charolais breed was proud of being leaders in the Canadian Cattle industry and some of the research programs like the Conception to Consumer program was the envy of the purebred industry. Charolais was the first breed to have a bull gain 4 lb/day on a government supervised continued on page 16

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140 day test. They were the first to have their own building, the first to start doing their own registrations away from the Canadian Livestock Records and the first breed to go to computerized registrations. By the late 70s, the Canadian Charolais breed was so wellestablished that the board started talk of their own association building. At the meeting, the price of $320,000 seemed like a lot to many in the audience, and it was. Harold Thornton, President at the time, gave a very eloquent speech about the cost facing the Association in obtaining a new lease versus building before turning it to the floor. Clare Geddes stood up and stated that owning their own building would simply be something else Charolais did first. Dale Norheim stood up and pointed out the cost per member was only $100 dollars. At around 3200 members, the CCA’s membership had grown 50 times in less than 20 years! When the vote was called, it was passed unanimously and emotionally with a sea of hands. The breed was united with a project for a stronger future.

By the end of the evening, Clare Geddes announced that Manitoba would pledge $100 per Manitoba member and the fundraisers began. Provincial associations, Charolettes, youth and staff executed fundraisers towards the project. The building in Calgary opened in 1978, where it stands today with $80,000 down and a $220,000 mortgage. At the 26th AGM in 1985, the mortgage burning party was held. Provincial Presidents represented their respective provinces, joining with the National Presidents during the term of the mortgage. Harold Thornton, Wilf Sieger, John Nykamp, Ron Lipsett and Doug Howe reminisced about events surrounding the fund raising and placing of the actual mortgage. Gerry Bowes, Les Ledene and Joyce Stewart participated as they were on staff when the membership unanimously voted to proceed with the project. Each participant lit their copy of the mortgage by placing some on the Burning Bull designed and constructed by Don Pochylko and Don Peters. Led by Harold Thornton, everyone joined in singing the

On March 18, 1978, Past-President, Harold Thornton; General Manager, Lloyd Quantz and President, Wilf Sieger, cut the ribbon to officially open The Charolais Building.

Mortgage Burning Song accompanied by Lloyd and Sharon Quantz on the guitar and piano. The song was written by the Harold Thornton and Lloyd Quantz families and was sung to the tune of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire.

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The finished building pictured in 1978

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At the 25th annual convention in London, Ontario, a special ceremony honoured Charolais pioneer breeders who registered cattle in 1959 and were still active in the CCA. Pictured are Clare Geddes, John and Rowana Rudiger, Ken and Doris Bargholz, Laurence and Marguerite Lalonde, Roy Biensch. Not pictured were Joan Biensch, Dorothy Geddes, James Golley, Raymond and Archie Lambert, Gerard Lalonde, William Laveck, John Pratchler, Rawe Brothers, Ron Rouse, Ross Stone, Herb and Annie Woitt.

The grand finale was the entrance of Specialist, representing all the Charolais bulls across Canada, whose wide acceptance has made the breed strong, thus allowing the opportunity of being debt free seven short years from placing the mortgage. Neil Gillies, wearing a three-piece suit, led the shining white bull under spotlight through the banquet hall. It was an emotional presentation that took your breath away. The Charolais breed has experienced many things to celebrate since its introduction to Canada. In 2000, the 40th Anniversary was celebrated in Kananaskis. The final banquet gave past presidents the opportunity to speak and reminisce and saw the retirement of long-time and much loved employee, Joyce Stewart. In 2010, the 50th AGM was celebrated in Moose Jaw. It was a gala attended by many of the past continued on page 20

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The 30th Anniversary ice sculpture stood outside the headquarters in Quebec City, pictured with CCA National Fieldman, Neil Gillies

The Burning of the Mortgage in 1985

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Olympic Sponsors: The CCA shared its success through different programs to raise its profile. The Win-A-Bull program was one and sponsoring Glenn Rupertus, Olympic Biathlon competitor in 1993. He competed in 1988, 1992 and 1994 and is pictured with HFCC Touchdown 11B, Lester Millang (bull owner), Jerrold Delahey (CCA President) and Ken Aylesworth (CCA GM).

40th Anniversary Board of Directors: Back: Allan Marshall, Aime Jacob, Fred Farrant, Tom Feely, Bob Jackson, Dale Kelly (General Manager), Harry Airey. Front: Dr. Bryan Hicks, Harold Thornton, Garner Deobald, Richard Carlson, Dan Anderson Above: Roy Biensch, Rodney James and Archie Lambert attended the organizational meeting for the Canadian Charolais Association and the 50th Anniversary. Bottom left: Past CCA Presidents attending the 50th Anniversary: Standing - Reuben Ehret, Jerrold Delahey, Richard Carlson, Garner Deobald, Cam Sparrow, Lyle Bignell. Seated Harvey Trimble, Harold Thornton, Ron Lipsett, Doug Howe. They are in front of the quilt made by Brenda Wilgenbusch to celebrate breeders by selling blocks to raise funds for the event. Many quilts have been part of Charolais history fundraising. Bottom right: The oldest attendee at the 50th celebration was Clare Geddes (92) holding The youngest in attendance, Lukas Cavers (4 weeks)

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All of the early CCA AGMs contained a fun factor of ‘organized’ games to build enthusiasm and enhance social mixing. These chuckwagon races and boat races were resurrected for the 50th Anniversary.

breeders and extensive memorabeilia was on display. There were many opportunities for people to share their Charolais memories and every single one of them focused on the people of the industry. It truly is a people business, but Charolais has provided an avenue for many to meet, become friends and excel in a business. One of the highlights of this event was the closing banquet. There were many toasts presented honouring members of varying years of membership, original importers, all

the way to a number of people that are now exporting Charolais from Canada to many countries around the world. The torch was passed to the president of the Canadian Charolais Youth Association at the time, Brandon Sparrow, a third generation Charolais breeder, to carry forward. What is on the horizon for this breed? Well the 60th AGM is coming up in Manitoba and the formation of the Charolais Foundation will be one of the things to celebrate. We hope you will be there! Charolais Banner • February 2020

Canadian Charolais Association Honor Roll Recipients 1999 Tom Eggertson, Clare Geddes, Robert Munro, John Rudiger, Merle Sparrow, Denzil & Wilma Sutton 2000 Frances Borgal, Donald Burgomaster, Rodney James 2002 Harry & Joan Airey, Stan & Carol Jackson, Ed & Dorothy Sather 2003 Leroy & Donna Marten, Dick & Robbie Moore, Robert & Pauline Oulton, San Dan Charolais (Don, Sandra, Danny & Duane Pochylko), C.F. (Charles) Watson 2004 Chester Patton & Family, Jean-Thomas Pelletier & Family 2005 Murray Rairdan Family, Bill Bullick Family 2006 Maple Leaf Charolais (George Stewart), Bar 7 Easy (Pat & Ed Silbernagel), NR Charolais (Nesthyr Rudniski), A Sparrow Farms (Alan & Nancy Sparrow) 2007 Alex Cholak, Ferme Real Poirier, Ferme Rolantino, Lester Millang 2008 Holymsyde Charolais (Grant Moffat), Char-K Charolais (Audrey & Harvey Wood) 2009 W Gordon Meakin, Rolling D Charolais (Bob & Elaine Digby), BoJan Enterprises (Bob & Janet Jackson), Hunter Charolais (Doug Hunter) 2010 Dale & Lesley Norheim 2013 Gerry Bowes, Joyce Stewart 2014 Charlie & Linda Baker 2017 Doug Howe, Bob & Monette Palmer 2018 Brian & Doris Aitken 2019 Jack McAffee, Louis & Benoit Leblanc 21


HERD HEALTH

Uterine Torsions Roy Lewis DVM

Even though a uterine torsion is very rare relatively speaking to other calving malpresentations they are often difficult for producers to recognize. If we can recognize them and act on them quickly a vast majority of the calves can be saved. I will draw on my and other veterinarians’ vast experience and try to describe what you feel so you can quickly get help and not make the mistake of attempting to pull these calves. I have never seen an actual percentage of torsions because they are often not documented but my guess is one every thousand births or less so the larger producers may experience one every few years. The practice I was from saw lots of cow calf operations and we would see upwards of ten yearly I would say. In practice, I always had the producer feel in the vaginal canal when we did diagnose one so they would recognize the feeling and I do the same thing with new vets or student veterinarians. Once you examine one it is hard to miss it the second time. A torsion is really when the free portion of the uterus (where the calf is) twists over on itself. The vagina is anchored by soft tissue in the pelvis so really it is much like putting a golf ball in a sock holding the open end stationary and giving the sock a 180 or 360 degree twist. You then cannot reach in and pull the golf ball out. This is exactly what happens in a torsed uterus. The initial complaint is very similar to a full breech (coming tail first) where the cow or heifer looks like they should have calved hours ago but nothing happened. The cow is bagged up, has been nesting, yet no waterbag or heavy straining has started. I always tell experienced cattlemen if they suspect something is wrong they are probably right. This is especially true if they know the cow’s past history and they 22

have calved normally. The nesting and belloring or looking uneasy means either a breech, other malpresentation or a torsion so best to vaginally examine the cow. When examining a torsion you will usually be able to reach the calf. Initially you will feel bands of tissue running this way and that and it is like running your hand down a corkscrew. When you finally reach the calf your hand may be upside down and the calf may even be upside down. The degree of the torsion will determine how tight the opening is. Generally the cow’s contractions line up the calf to be presented normally so if upside down or sideways any you feel these bands of tissue it is very likely a torsion When one examines a cow that isn’t ready to calve yet you go straight in the vagina and run into a closed cervix that feels like a round doughnut with a hole you may be able to get in one or two fingers. A torsion feels much different with an uneven opening that you can wiggle your arm through and the cervix will be open enough to get your arm through touch the calf and the water bag will usually not be broken. In almost all torsions, once identified it is imperative to get veterinary intervention. Veterinarians have several methods they can use to detorse the uterus and if done successfully the calf can be delivered alive out the back end. Provided it was alive to start with. A veterinarian must first determine which way the uterus is torsed as it can be either clockwise or anticlockwise and so one must twist it the opposite way to get it detorsed. Some very experienced veterinarians can detorse them by hand by getting the uterus rocking and skillfully flipping it back over. The cervix will then continue to dilate and the uterus will now dump out lots of fluid and the cow will get straining again. Other methods involve using a detorsion rod or detorsion fork to facilitate untwisting the torsion by applying this apparatus to the calf’s Charolais Banner • February 2020

leg. With the use of this instrument and the experienced practitioner helping it along these can work when further force is necessary. Another method sees the cow cast on her side and the veterinarian will hold the calf while the cow is rolled to again untwist the torsion. Again it is critical knowing which way the uterus is twisted. I would say that in my experience a higher percentage I untwist by moving the calf clockwise hence they are a counterclockwise torsion. If attempts by any method fail the veterinarian can rely on getting the calf out by caesarian section. In some cases the calf may be detorsed internally through a c- section incision and then still pulled out the back especially if the calf is dead. If the calf is twisted and on the far side of the abdomen often the calf must be taken by C- section first and then the uterus detorsed and sewn up. As you can see there are many things to consider when we find a uterine torsion but I am proud to say many times we can get a live calf and the cow makes an uneventful recovery. Early detection on your part is the absolute key component. I have seen backwards calves torsed and twins torsed etc. Just like a prolapsed uterus torsions are an absolute fluke and no reason the cow would do it again in subsequent years so as long as they breed back there is no reason to not keep the female. Heifers have the same odds as cows at torsing. I have never seen one prior to calving but have known of one in an equine at seven or so months gestation. The mare had slight colicy signs and the owner and vet were quick to detect. Surgery was done, the uterus flipped back normal and left. The mare went on to deliver a normal foal several months later. Quite a remarkable story so never give up if you detect one because with experienced help the outcome will often surprise you. Have a great calving season everyone but if you do have a torsion, you will know what to do.


40TH ANNUAL SALE

The Sterling Collection Sale The Sterling Collection 40th Annual Sale December 6, 2019 • Saskatoon, SK 4 Cow/Calf Pairs 34 Bred Heifers 3 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $33,500 $8,375 $179,100 $5,268 $9,000 $3,000

41 Lots

$221,600

$5,405

Auctioneer: Michael K. Fleury Sale Manager: By Livestock The 40th edition of the Sterling Collection Sale saw cattle sell to four provinces. A high-quality offering from the seven consignors saw strong prices in all categories. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 2, MVY PRECIOUS 31E (3rd Gen Polled, 59 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, 1,845 lb), sired by Whitecap Mr Blade 5B, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter, bred to SVY Fortress 703E. Sold for $7,000 to Fleming Livestock Corp., Winfield, AB. Consigned by McAvoy Charolais, Arlee. Lot 2A, MVY 80G (3rd Gen Polled, 53 WW EPD, 93 YW EPD, 920 lb), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z. Sold for $5,000 to Payton Caldwell, Weyburn. Lot 4, LAE CURLY 525C (3rd Gen Polled, 87 YW EPD, 1,750 lb), sired by McTavish High Voltage 51A, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter, bred to Cedarlea Winslow 89B. Sold for $4,750 to Denzil McCaffrey, Edam. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Lot 4A, LAE GEORGIA 9106G (4th Gen Polled, 45 WW EPD, 88 YW EPD, 905 lb), sired by High Bluff Diesel 25D. Sold for $3,000 to Misty Hills Charolais, Vermilion, AB. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 10, SKW LOOKER 139F (Polled, 49 WW EPD, 93 YW EPD, 20 Milk EPD, 1,620 lb), sired by Winn Mans 780A, out of an LT Ledger 0332 P daughter, bred to LT Affinity 6221. Sold for $13,000 to Connection Cattle Co. Lorette, MB and Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Consigned by Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle, Yellow

Creek. Lot 29, LAE FLORENCIA 8108F (3rd Gen Polled, -1.9 BW EPD, 48 WW EPD, 99 YW EPD, 1,555 lb), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Cedarlea Winslow 89B daughter, bred to SHSH Bonafide 10F. Sold for $10,500 to Circle 7 Ranches, Shaunavon. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 8, HC SWEET CREAM 839F (3rd Gen Polled, 54 WW EPD, 99 YW EPD, 22 Milk EPD, 1,705 lb), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a Silverstream Geddes G102 daughter, bred to HC Zone Point 203Z. Sold for $9,500 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Consigned by Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Lot 31, LAE FINELLE 8125F (Double Polled, 47 WW EPD, 96 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,550 lb) sired by High Bluff Diesel 25D, out of a Sparrows Landmark 963W daughter, bred to Circle Cee Legend 307A. Sold for $7,500 to High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, MB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 40, LAE GOOD LOOKIN’ 938G (3rd Gen Polled, -1.7 BW EPD, 43 WW EPD, 87 YW EPD, 845 lb), sired by Sparrows Architect 725E, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $3,000 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermillion, AB. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 41, LAE GUMMY BEAR 989G (Polled, -3.7 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 875 lb), sired by HRJ Maverick 556C, out of a Circle Cee Legend 307A daughter. Sold for $3,000 to Good Anchor Charolais. Consigned by Horseshoe E Charolais. Lot 42, JONES SPECIAL 911G (Double Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 23 Milk EPD, 790 lb), sired by MVY Calender Boy 7C, out of a Whitecap Concept 42Y daughter. Sold for $3,000 to McAvoy Charolais. Consigned by Jones Charolais, Gull Lake.

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Payton Caldwell took home a new heifer calf project

Mac Oberle selected two including the second high selling bred heifer

Barry and Larissa Peril selected the high selling bred heifer

Don and Marion Good selected five lots to add to their program

Craig and Tricia Wilgenbusch selected a high selling bred heifer

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MULTIPLE VOLUME BUYERS

Genetic Edge Sale

The second Genetic Edge Sale saw a good crowd of breeders and juniors take home quality genetics. Females were sold to five provinces and three different countries. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 10, FVSF MS RAW 15A (Polled, .6 BW EPD, 50 WW EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by Rawes Preston 112X, out of an FVSF Mr Silver 12P daughter, bred to SOS Home Grown 15C. Sold for $5,300 to Candace Reinbold, Stettler. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie. Lot 11, SOS GLITZ 52G (Polled, 57 WW EPD, 109 YW EPD), sired by SOS Home Grown 15C, out of a Rawes Preston 112X daughter. Sold for $6,300 to Ty Mitchel, Delisle, SK. Lot 12, SOS GLAM 51G (Polled, 57 WW EPD, 109 WW EPD), sired by SOS Home Grown 15C, out of a Rawes Preston 112X daughter. Sold for $4,900 to Lambert Livestock, Burns Lake, BC. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 9, TMJF BERYLE 447B (Polled, 9.4 CE EPD, -2.5 BW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Baldridge Kojack 29K daughter, bred to Elder’s Chancellor 8019F. Sold for

$14,000 to Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, SK. Consigned by Springside Farms. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 1A/1B, Pick of flush mates SOS DESIRAE PLD 1F or SOS DESIRAE PLD 7F (Polled, ET, 6.7 CE EPD, -.3 BW EPD), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, out of a CML Diablo daughter, bred to SOS Apex PLD 139F. Sold for $50,000 to Rancho A D E, Manalisco Jalisco, MX. Consigned by Springside Farms. Lot 7, SOS GYPSY 62F (Polled,46 WW EPD), sired by CJC Symbol B1067P, out of an Erixon’s Spitfire 127T daughter, bred to SOS Apex PLD 139F. Sold for $24,000 to Johnson Charolais, Barrhead. Consigned by Springside Farms. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 29, CML DESIRAE 946G (Polled, 7.5 CE EPD, -.5 BW EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a CML Diablo 2X daughter. Sold for $31,000 for ½ interest to Canadian Donors, Olds. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. Lot 30, CML EVETTA 903G (Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 48 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by LT Patriot 4004 PLD, out of a Gerrard Montezuma 6T daughter. Sold for $22,000 for ½ interest to Canadian Donors. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 16, SOS IVANKA 24G (Polled, 50 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD), sired by SOS Home Grown 15C, out of a CSS Sir Navigator 20HY daughter. Sold for $37,500 to Evan and Logan Jamieson, Dalemaed. Consigned by Springside Farms.

The Jamieson family purchased one of the top selling heifer calves

Maury and Marla McLeod purchased four lots to take back to Triple M Farms

Mcleod Livestock/Springside Farms Genetic Edge Sale December 4, 2019 • Olds, AB 2 Cow Calf Pairs 3 Bred Cows 18 Bred Heifers 14 Heifer Calves 1 Embryo Lot (3 eggs) 38 Lots

Gross Average $26,100 $13,050 25,098 8,366 195,534 10,863 210,588 15,042 6,900 6,900 $464,220

$12,216

Auctioneer: Brent Carey

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Lot 24, CML DESIRAE 971G (Polled, 6.1 CE EPD, 89 YW EPD), sired by RBM Fargo Y111, out of a CML Diablo 012 daughter. Sold for $22,000 to Zach Vigil, Dallas, TX. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 20, SOS ESTHER 70G (Polled, 6.7 CE EPD, 0.1 BW EPD), sired by SOS Hooey PLD 127D, out of an NCC True 97B daughter. Sold for $16,500 to Winsness Farms, Ryley. Consigned by Springside Farms. Lot 42, CML TESSA 973G (Polled, 54 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by RBM Fargo Y111, out of an HTA Tautus 555R daughter. Sold for $16,000 to Fox Wood Farms, Cochrane. Consigned by McLeod Livestock.

Scott Bohrson bought two of the high selling heifer calves for Canadian Donors

Herb Johnson was on hand to purchase the second-high selling bred heifer

Jason Bast purchased three of his first Charolais females to take back to Lavoy

Troy and Dianna Walgenbach were volume buyers taking home four females


OBITUARY

Monette Palmer 1944 – 2019

Monette Rosa Ann Palmer, of Palmer Charolais, Bladworth, Saskatchewan, passed away December 6th after a battle with cancer. Monette was a great promoter of the Charolais breed and their cattle. Charolais breeders since 1974, they were very active for many decades. They were Saskatchewan Breeders of the Year in 1984, in 2001 they were awarded the SCA Honour Scroll after she was a director of the SCA and in 2017 they were added to Canadian Charolais Honour Roll. They travelled across North America sourcing genetics and marketing their

program. They did business and became friends with many of these breeders. They produced many Champions that won both in Canada and the United States and were strong supporters of the shows for many years. Although they didn’t do the showing, they were doing the important PR work at the tack box. Monette was as busy outside as she was inside most days. She did everything on the farm, from working with the cattle, to doing the paperwork, to running the equipment when needed. She talked of gardening being her therapy, with every session of pulling weeds, she cleared something off her mind. Charolais Banner • February 2020

That reminded me that Monette also liked to can things from the garden and fruits bought or hand picked. There were usually homemade canned saskatoons or peaches or some other fruit that she had preserved, served at the end of a meal. Monette was usually busy but always had time to visit and find out how you were doing and what was going on in your life. She really cared about her friends and she had many of them. Monette is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) of 57 years, nephews Velon (Leah) Herback, Len (Richelle) Palmer, Doug and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. 25


ASSOCIATION NEWS

ACA AGM, 60th Anniversary and Alberta Select Show Alberta Charolais Association AGM Stephen Cholak, Lamont, is now the longest serving President of the Alberta Charolais Association, after being re-elected at their annual meeting held December 12th in Red Deer. Stephen Johnson, Barrhead, 1st Vice-President and Luke Marshall, Red Deer County, 2nd Vice-President were also re-elected for another term on the executive. Tracee Vikse, Donalda, was re-elected as Treasurer. Returning as Secretary is Deb Cholak, Lamont. Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County; Bob Burla, Stettler; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Scott Anderson, Minburn and Ken Hinsburg, Oliver, BC, are all returning as Directors. Rod McLeod, Cochrane, retired from the board. The AGM is held in conjunction with Alberta Select Show and Sale. The 60th Anniversary banquet was well attended. After a fantastic meal, Stephen Cholak presented a brief but knowledgeable history of the ACA before handing out the Annual awards. The Purebred Breeder of the Year was awarded to Spruce View Charolais, the Lakusta family from Andrew. The Commercial Breeder of the Year went to Steve and Betty Saruga, Alliance. Don Good, Vermillion, was awarded the Booster of the Year and The Pioneer Award went to Bruce and Mary Bamford, Calgary. continued on page 31

Bob Burla presenting the Sarugas with their Commercial Breeder of the Year Award

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2019/2020 ACA Board: Back Row: Janice Wirsta, Elk Point; Jamie Ehret, Hilda; Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County; Bob Burla, Stettler; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Scott Anderson, Minburn; William Winsness, Ryley. Front Row: Dianna Walgenbach, Botha; Luke Marshall (2nd Vice-President) Red Deer County; Stephen Cholak (President) Lamont; Stephen Johnson (1st Vice-President) Barrhead; Tracee Vikse (Treasurer), Donalda. Missing from photo: Deb Cholak (Secretary) Lamont; Ken Hinsburg, Oliver, BC

Stephen Cholak and Bob Burla present the Lakustas, of Spruce View Charolais, Purebred Breeder of the Year Award

Don Good receiving the Booster of the Year Award from Stephen Cholak

The Pioneer Award was presented to Bruce and Mary Bamford and family by Stephen Cholak

Kyle O’Neill and Wyatt Daines received thanks as retiring directors from President Stephen Cholak

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HIGH SELLERS SET THE PACE

Alberta Select Sale Alberta Select Charolais Sale December 13, 2019 • Red Deer, AB 1 Bred Cow 15 Bred Heifers 21 Heifer Calves 1 1/4 Bulls 3 Picks 41 1/4 Lots

Gross Average $25,500 $25,500 76,300 5,086 154,150 7,340 65,000 52,000 20,450 6,816 $341,400

$8,276

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. 23 Breeders from across Alberta consigned to this annual sale that is held in conjunction with Alberta Charolais Association AGM. Cattle sold from Texas to Ontario. This sale continues to be one of the strongest every year. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 2, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 630D (Polled, 27 MILK EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET, out of Willowvalle Projector 90C daughter, bred to HVA Fireball 662F. Sold for $25,500 to DanG Charolais, Colborne, ON. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 9, JIL STAR STRUCK 13F (Polled, -2.8 BW EPD, 55 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A, out of a Dubuc Zenith 202Z daughter, bred to LT Del Rey 6161P. Sold for $10,500 to Elder Charolais Farm, Coronach, SK. Consigned by Future Farms, Red Deer County. Lot 21, HEJ FLASH DANCE 67F (Polled, Red Factor, 0 BW EPD, 90 YW EPD), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of an Anchor J Jimmy 15Y daughter, bred to MAIN Ledger Up 51E. Sold for $7,000 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermillion. Consigned by

HEJ Charolais, Innisfail. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 5, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 945G (Polled, -0.6 BW EPD), sired by M&M Outsider Jerry Hofer was on 4003 PLD, out of a hand to purchase the TR Mr Fire Water high selling bull for White Lake Colony 5792RET daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Caprock Cattle Co., Dimmit, TX. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais. Lot 4, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 930G (Polled, -.1 BW EPD), sired by CCC WC Resource 417P, out of an HTA Whitehot 105A daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Caprock Cattle Co. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais. High Selling Bulls Lot X, CML RAINDANCE 996G (Polled, ET, -1.2 BW EPD, 77 WW EPD), sired by LT Patriot 4004 Pld, out of a Merit Vintage 4065P daughter. Sold 1/2 interest for $45,000 to White Lake Colony, Nobleford. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. Lot 1, PCC BREWITT 929G (Polled, ET, -.1 BW EPD, 0.19 MARB EPD), sired by CCC WC Resource 417P, out of an HTA Whitehot 105A daughter. Players Club Champion Bull. Sold ¾ interest and Full Possession for $20,000 to Glen and Sue Mills, Kenaston, SK. Consigned by The Alberta Charolais Association. High Selling Pick Lot 17, Pick of Nelson-Hirshe Purebreds entire 2019 Charolais heifer calf crop. Sold for $8,250 to McLeod Livestock. Consigned by NelsonHirshe Purebreds, Del Bonita.

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Glen and Sue Mills purchased the Players Club Champion Bull

Derrick Dekeyser & Tami Mathews purchased in volume including the high selling bred cow

Don Good and Marion Smyth purchased two lots including a high seller

Kailey and Lexi Wirsta both purchased Jr. heifer projects

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HOT THIRD SALE

Wilgenbusch Female Sale

The Wilgenbusch family, along with their guest consignors, the Elders, dug deep into their programs to put forth a deep offering of females for the Volume III female sale. There was a large crowd on hand with this being the last opportunity to buy a female through a sale in Saskatchewan this past fall. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 43, ELDER’S NATALEEN 8092F (4th Gen Polled, 51 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of an Elder’s Wahkamo 919W daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner 593P. Sold for $20,000 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Consigned by Elder Charolais, Coronach. Lot 22, JWX YOUNG LOVE 1120F (Double Polled, 47 WW EPD, 93 YW EPD, 29 Milk EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of a JWX Silver Bullet 524W daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630 ET. Sold for $16,500 to Elder Charolais. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais.

Lot 44, ELDER’S AGATHA 8008F (Double Polled, 56 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD), sired by WCR Commissioner 593 P, out of an Elder’s Zeus 22Z daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630 ET. Sold for $14,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Consigned by Elder Charolais. Lot 9, JWX LADY RAIN 1102F (4th Gen Polled, 47 WW EPD, 88 YW EPD), sired by JWX Downtown 7C, out of an HTA PLD Rain 258M daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630 ET. Sold for $13,000 to Brennon Archdekin, Pangman and KCB Cattle Co. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. Lot 24, JWX FLAG GIRL 5812F (3rd Gen Polled, Red Factor, 26 Milk EPD), sired by Pro-Char Slugger 49D, out of an SRK Solid 12U daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630 ET. Sold for $12,000 to Glen Hicke, Moose Jaw. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. Lot 10, JWX WYNNEMAKER 4159F (3rd Gen Polled, 49 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD), sired by JWX Downtown 7C, out of an M6 Grid Maker 104 P ET daughter, bred to TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630 ET. Sold for $10,750 to Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 1, JWX GLAM 1102G (Double Polled, Second in Class Agribition, 22 Milk EPD, 1,105 lb), sired by KAYR

Justin Cay selected the high selling heifer calf

Donna, Ron and Mike Elder consigned and bought high selling bred heifers

Michael and Candace Hunter swept the ring on the fifty straws of semen

Halle, Cassidy, Mark & Ashley Vermeulen were the volume buyers taking four lots

Wilgenbusch Charolais Volume III Female Sale December 16, 2019 • Halbrite, SK 29 Bred Heifers 10 Heifer Calves 1 Semen Lot

Gross Average $250,050 $8,625 $85,000 $8,500 $8,750 $8,750

40 Lots

$343,800

$8,595

Auctioneer: Brent Carey

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Velocity 812Z, out of a TR Mr Fire Water 5792 P ET daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, and Phil MacDonald, Carrot River. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. Lot 3, JWX GARNISH 5005G (3rd Gen Polled, 52 WW EPD, 97 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,160 lb), sired by JWX Downhome 6D, out of a JWX Fifty Shades 706Z daughter. Sold for $14,750 to Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. Lot 8, JWX TREASURE 305G (3rd Gen Polled, Red Factor, -.6 BW EPD, 1,020 lb), sired by Pro-Char Slugger 49D, out of an SRK Solid 12U daughter. Sold for $10,000 to White Lake Colony, Nobleford, AB. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais. High Selling Semen Lot Lot 47, LT RANSOM 8644, 50 Straws. Sold for $175/Straw to Hunter Charolais, Roblin, MB. Consigned by Wilgenbusch Charolais.

Cam Stewart selected a high selling bred heifer


MANAGEMENT

Credibility Counts EFFECTIVE LEADERS ARE DEFINED BY CREDIBILITY B. Lynn Gordon, Ph.D., LEADER Consulting, LLC, Sioux Falls, SD

If you were asked, ‘What is the foundation of leadership?’ What would you say? Often, a standard answer is communication. While we certainly understand how important communication is and how many challenges result from miscommunication or the lack thereof, communication is only one piece of the puzzle. Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If people do not believe in you as the messenger, they will not believe in the message you are trying to communicate. Simply, leaders must, ‘Do What You Say You Will Do.’ As you grow in your leading abilities, you will learn that doing what you say you will do is as crucial as what you say. What you say and what you do must be aligned — your words and deeds must be consistent. Lacking credibility means you may never be able to achieve what you aim to accomplish in your leadership role. You may never be able to get individuals or a team of individuals to follow you and advance your goals or vision if you lack credibility. If people don’t have trust in what you say, then what you are trying to achieve will not matter. Over the years, we have all been a member of a committee, when someone said they would take on a responsibility, only to drop the ball and leave the committee in a lurch. How did we feel? Did we want to support that individual the next time they agreed to full-fill a committee responsibility? Did their words align with their actions? As an employee,

have you experienced a situation where the leader had higher expectations of you than what they represented themselves? Did you feel confident that the commitment and time you were devoting to your role was respected? Credible leaders understand that it is through their visible actions that their genuine commitment is demonstrated and recognized. Leaders are observable, and their actions are noticeable. Leaders commonly lead meetings, speak at events, or provide a committee report to the board of directors or membership. On farms and ranches, leaders give oversight or instruction to accomplish the daily or seasonal tasks for the operation. Employees, volunteers, committee members, etc., watch the actions of leaders. How a leader spends their time, what they take an interest in, what questions they ask, and how they speak to issues, topics, etc., gives followers a chance to measure the leader’s credibility. It also provides the leader with the opportunity to demonstrate the principles/values they represent. As a leader, setting an example is your foundation to build credibility and trust. Without credibility, you may end up being a leader of one — yourself. Credibility is attained when leaders show by example, how deeply committed they are to their values. However, if followers are unclear on your values, decision-making abilities, or what you represent, uncertainty and lack of support begin to build. For example, if you are serving as the committee chairperson, yet, you are consistently late for meetings or

conference calls and often unprepared to discuss the agenda items, what message does this resonate across your committee? When you take on the responsibility of being a leader, people watch your every action. Here are some examples of how followers determine if someone is credible: 1) can they believe the person 2) does the person back up what they say with their actions 3) do they keep promises 4) do they walk the talk 5) are they accountable and loyal For instance, credible leaders don’t ask others to do something they wouldn’t be willing to do or have experienced themselves. The willingness to understand what is needed, the ability to develop solutions to the problem or situation, or the desire to support an employee or committee member demonstrates one’s actions speak louder than words. It all boils down to a leader delivers on what they promise whether their leadership role is on a ranch, in the boardroom or the community. To establish the level of credibility needed, you must be accountable for your actions. Followers do not owe allegiance to leaders — leaders earn it. As a leader, it is your role to demonstrate to others that you are the person they should want to follow. Lynn is an agricultural freelance writer and leadership consultant with an extensive background in the livestock industry. She was raised on a purebred cow/calf operation in Manitoba Canada. She can be reached at lynn@leaderconsulting.biz

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CATTLE TO SIX PROVINCES & ONE STATE

Steppler Farms Female Sale Steppler Farms 4th Annual “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale December 18, 2019 • Miami, MB 7 Cow/Calf Pairs 2 Bred Cows 30 Bred Heifers 4 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $85,750 $12,250 $14,450 $7,225 $180,200 $6,007 $17,800 $4,450

43 Lots

$298,200

$6,935

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Consistent, steady demand for quality Steppler females along with steady prices made the 4th Annual Steppler Farms Female Sale one for the books. Cattle were sold into six provinces and one state. The tremendous offering put forth by the Stepplers once again did not disappoint, leading to a strong sale average on the final female sale in Manitoba for 2019. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 2, STEPPLER MISS 66D (Double Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,727 lb), sired by Sparrows Monaco 487B, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to High Bluff El Paso 15E. Sold for $13,750 to Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis, AB. Lot 2A, STEPPLER MISS 359G (3rd Gen Polled, 44 BW EPD, 86 YW EPD, 815 lb), sired by HTA Contender 605D. Sold for $6,250 to Cockburn Farms, Iroqouis Falls, ON. Lot 3, STEPPLER MIS 179E (3rd Gen Polled, -.1 BW EPD, 24 Milk EPD, 1,848 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to HBC Flagstaff 817F. Sold for $10,000 to Johnston Charolais, Rathwell. Lot 3A, STEPPLER MISS 42G (4th Gen Polled, -2.9 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 982 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $8,000 Johnston Charolais. Lot 7 STEPPLER MISS 621D (Polled, -2.8 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,663 lb), sired by Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z, out of a Steppler

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12P daughter, bred to High Bluff El Paso 15E. Sold for $7,750 to Mutrie Farms, Glenavon, SK. Lot 7A, STEPPLER MISS 278G (Double Polled, -1.1 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 890 lb), sired by Cays Full House 22E. Sold for $4,600 to Wrangler Charolais Farm, Westlock, AB. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 1, STEPPLER MISS 314B (Double Polled, Dam of Reserve Bull Calf Champion Manitoba Ag-Ex, 1,767 lb), sired by HC Zip Lock 212Z, out of a Sparrows Berlin 30M daughter, bred to Cays Full House 22E. Sold for $8,750 to Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 24, STEPPLER MISS 80F (3rd Gen Polled, -2.5 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 1,418 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Sparrows Monaco 487B daughter, bred to MAIN Odessa 20F. Sold for $15,000 to Circle 7 Ranches, Shaunavon, SK. Lot 19, STEPPLER MISS 125F (3rd Gen Polled, -2.9 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,490 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to MAIN Odessa 20F. Sold for $10,000 to Dale McKay, Brandon. Lot 15, STEPPLER MISS 240F (Double Polled, .8 BW EPD, 85 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,715 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z daughter, bred to MAIN Odessa 20F. Sold for $10,000 to Nick Feltis, Stewartville, MN. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 13, STEPPLER WHITE ARROW 309G (87 YW EPD, 24 Milk EPD, 988 lb), sired by High Bluff El Paso 15E, out of a Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Fundy Charolais Farm, Fenwick, NS. Lot 10, STEPPLER MISS 264G (-.4 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 921 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter. Sold for $5,000 to Brimner Charolais, Manor, SK.

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Justin Cay won the bid on a high selling bred cow

Scott Johnston took the second high selling pair to his Rathwell operation

Mac Oberle selected three top end bred heifers

Bob Galbraith took three bred heifers home

Marshall and David Prokuda selected a high selling bred cow

Curtis, Sherry and John Lovett selected three head for their Crocus Valley operation


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McLeod Wins the ACA Single Bull Show

Prairie Cove Charolais Win the ACA Pen of 3 Bull Show

CML RAINDANCE 996G, a February 23rd son of LT Patriot 4004 PLD, from McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, was chosen as this year’s Champion at the Alberta Select single bull show.

The Champion Pen of 3 Bulls were 3 sons of M&M Outsider 4003 PLD, exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw.

The Reserve Champion of this 17-entry show was MMM LINCOLN 953G, a January 7th son of RBM Fargo Y111, shown by Triple M Farms, Claresholm.

The Reserve Champion Pen of 3 chosen by judges Lorne Lakusta, Steve Saruga and Dale Hecht was the pen from Mcleod Livestock, with a son of LT Ledger 0332 P and 2 sons of LT Patriot 4004 PLD. There were 13 pens shown.

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CATTLE TO FOUR PROVINCES

No Borders Select Sale No Borders 8th Annual Select Sale December 10, 2019 • Virden, MB 4 Cow/Calf Pairs 25 Bred Heifers 16 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $39,000 $9,750 $133,600 $5,344 $69,000 $4,313

45 Lots

$241,600

$5,369

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock 11 Consignors again brought a quality offering with something for everyone, from Full French to Red Factor. This 8th Annual sale has solid ground acceptance. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 5, PLEASANTDAWN LADY 17C (Double Polled, 1 BW EPD, 55 WW EPD, 107 YW EPD, 1,840 lb), sired by Eatons Big Bud 10402P, out of a Pleasantdawn Marshall 70P daughter, bred to CCC WC Resource 417 P. Sold for $7,000 to Palmer Charolais, Bladworth, SK. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake. Lot 5A, PLEASANTDAWN LADY 2710G (Homo Polled, .7 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 96 YW EPD, 980 lb), sired by Campbells Bombshell 15B. Sold for $4,000 to Peter Heins and Sons Ltd. Diamond City, AB. Lot 34, KCM ALEXIS 215Z (3rd Gen Polled, 49 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD, 1,980 lb), sired by HTA Senator 8130U, out of a Baldridge Fasttrack 82F daughter, bred to SCX Jehu 233E. Sold for $7,000 to Prouse Ranch, Invermay, SK. Consigned by Tri-N Charolais Farms, Lenore. Lot 34A, TRI-N ALEXIS 9425G (3rd Gen Polled, -.2 BW EPD, 53 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD, 1,030 lb), sired by SCX

Thriller 89B. Sold for $3,750 to Sun Dance Charolais, Amaranth. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 3, Pick of the High Bluff Stock Farm Bred Heifers. Velon Herback Sold for $13,500 selected the high selling bred cow to Dale McKay, Brandon. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis. Lot 9, PLEASANTDAWN ADELE 14F (Homo Polled, .3 BW EPD, 49 WW EPD 92 YW EPD, 1,500 lb), sired by ZWB PleasantDawnLedger34B, out of an HBSF Extra 2X daughter, bred to CCC WC Resource 417 P. Sold for $9,750 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais. Lot 29, SCF ELECTRICA 380E (Full French, 55 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD, 1,735 lb), sired by Jumper, out of an SCF Ygonda 100Y daughter, bred to Hulk. Sold for $8,500 to MLS Farms, Moosomin, SK. Consigned by Stephen Charolais Farm, Moosomin, SK. Lot 7, PLEASANTDAWN VICKI 201F (.4 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 96 YW EPD, 1,620 lb), sired by ZWB PleasantDawnLedger34B, out of a Plasantdawn Wolf 632Z daughter, bred to LT Affinity 6221 Pld. Sold for $6,750 to Wrangler Charolais Farm, Westlock, AB. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 1, HIGH BLUFF GABBANA 6G (Double Polled, Grand Champion Female at Manitoba Ag-Ex, 1,000 lb), Transcon’s Working Girls Sale December 14, 2019 • Innisfail, AB

Sales in Brief

2 Bred Cows 15 Bred Heifers 10 Heifer Calves 2 Embryo lots/10 eggs 3 Bulls 32 Lots

Gross Average $5,400 $2,700 56,600 3,773 34,750 3,475 5,625 2,813 16,200 5,400 $118,575

$3,705

Charolais Banner • February 2020

Wade Meakin selected three lots for his operation

Dale McKay won the bid on High Bluff’s pick of the bred heifers

Curtis and Nanette Turnbull selected a high selling bred heifer

Craig and Tricia Wilgenbusch selected two lots including the pick of C2 heifer calves

sired by High Bluff Casanova 13C, out of an SCR Triumph 2135 daughter. Sold for $10,500 to W-2 Farms, Leroy, SK. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm. Lot 49, Pick of the C2 Charolais Heifer Calves. Sold for $8,000 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK. Consigned by C2 Charolais, La Riviere, MB. Ossim Livestock Complete Dispersal Sale November 21, 2019 • Innisfail, AB 28 Cow Calf Pairs 2 Bred Cows 7 Bred Heifers 2 Heifer Calves 1 Bull Calf 2 Mature Bulls

Gross Average $144,050 $5,144 8,950 4,475 20,150 2,878 3,150 1,575 1,300 1,300 5,100 2,550

42 Lots

$182,700

$4,350

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Char-Maine Ranching Bull Sale Char-Maine Ranching Heart of the White Herd Female Sale & 15th Annual Bull Sale December 20, 2019 • Fort MacLeod, AB Gross Average 3 Cow/Calf Pairs $35,550 $11,850 4 Bred Cows 24,500 6,125 9 Bred Heifers 35,000 3,889 6 Heifer Calves 21,750 3,625 24 Two-Year Old Bulls 197,450 8,227 35 Yearling Bulls 254,950 7,284 81 Lots

$569,200

$7,027

Auctioneer: Frank Jenkins Sale Manager: By Livestock It was a great way to finish the female sale season and start off the bull sale season. With both quality females and bulls going to many repeat buyers. High Selling Cow Calf Pairs Lot 3, MAIN LANZA HOMBRE 645D (3rd Gen Polled, -.2 BW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1640 lbs), sired by LT Lanza 1427 Pld, out of a G.Bros Hombre 908X daughter, bred to JSR Estrada 52E. Sold for $10,000 to Rocky Creek Charolais, Strathmore. Lot 3A, MAIN EXQUISITE 953G (4th Gen Polled, 5.9 CE EPD, 119 YW EPD), sired by JSR Estrada 52E. Sold for $5,750 to Highway 21 Feeders, Acme. Lot 1, MAIN CHANTILLY LACE 475B (3rd Gen Polled, -.3 BW EPD), sired by LT Lanza 1427 Pld, out of a 2UP Peugeot ET daughter, bred to JSR Estrada 52E. Sold for $8,500 to Spruce View Charolais, Andrew. Lot 1A, MAIN CHANTILLY LACE 937G (4th Gen Polled, 86 YW EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by MAIN Silver Rush 115D. Sold for $3,500 to In The Coulee Ranch, Pincher Creek. High Selling Bred Cows Lot 5, MAIN LOYAL LANZA 744E (Double Polled, 24 Milk EPD, 1,665 lb), sired by LT Lanza 1427 Pld, out of a G4 Acres Royal 161S daughter, bred

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to MAIN Ledger Up 105E. Sold for $8,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek. Lot 4, MAIN LANZA VERMILLION 647D (3rd Gen Polled, 11 CE EPD, -2.5 BW EPD), sired by LT Lanza 1427 Pld, out of an MXS Vermillion daughter, bred to JSR Estrada 52E. Sold for $6,750 to Hopewell Charolais Farm, Kerrobert, SK. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 36, MAIN ROSA 946G (64 WW EPD, 122 YW EPD, 54 TM EPD), sired by JSR Estrada, out of a BLC Iceman 24Z daughter. Sold for $5,250 to HEJ Charolais, Innisfail. High Selling Two-Year Old Bulls Lot 81, MAIN PAYDAY 122F (Homo Polled, 8.8 CE EPD, 1,845 lb, 40 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332P, out of an ABC Cobb’s El Magico Poll daughter. Sold for $19,000 to Highway 21 Feeders. Lot 80, MAIN PAYCHECK 118F (Homo Polled, 8.8 CE EPD, 41cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332P, out of an ABC Cobb’s El Magico Poll daughter. Sold for $17,000 to Donahue Ranch, Fort MacLeod. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 56, MAIN ELDORADO 45G (Homo Polled, 7.7 CE EPD, 111 YW EPD, 1,195 lb), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Lanza 1427 Pld daughter. Sold for $20,500 to Triple C Charolais, Steep Rock, MB. Lot 43, MAIN SEDONA 1G (Homo Polled, 9.8 CE EPD, -2.6 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 1,240 lb), sired by MAIN Ledger Up 4C, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Triple C Charolais. Lot 46, MAIN DURANGO 3G (Homo Polled, 8.2 CE EPD, 55 WW EPD), sired by MAIN Ledger Up 4C, out of a Pleasantdawn Clever 214C daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Greg Johnson, Veteran.

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Shiloh and John Cook purchased the two high selling yearling bulls for their Triple C Charolais operation

Greg Johnson was a volume buyer taking home 11 lots including one of the high selling yearling bulls

Ed Miller was on hand to purchase two lots including the high selling two year old bull and high selling heifer calf for his Highway 21 Feeders outfit

Kelly and Peggy Donahue are repeat and volume buyers for their Donahue Ranch

Leonard, Ron and Ted Entz purchased three bulls for Rock Lake Colony


2019 B.O.S.S. SHOW BULL HONOURS – CML COPYRIGHT 714E We would like to commend all the Charolais Exhibitors in 2019 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

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 breaks down 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.

2019 B.O.S.S. PROGRAM RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (75 bulls received points) The top 5 B.O.S.S. Bulls gaining points were: 5. HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C ................................................159 4. MCF Bohannon 305A ............................................................192 3. TR PZC Mr Turton 0794........................................................254 2. M&M Outsider 4003 ..............................................................617 1. Cedardale Zeal 125Z..............................................................786 The B.O.S.S. Show Sire of the year is awarded to: Cedardale Zeal 125Z. The top 5 Females that competed for the honour of B.O.S.S. Show Female in 2019 were: 5. SOS Lip Gloss 86G ................................................................60.5 4. CRG Miss Montie 8F................................................................75 3. SVY Starstruck 712E ................................................................80 2. CRG Princess 42F ....................................................................96 1. BRCHE Berkly Ann 8507 Pld ET ..........................................110 The B.O.S.S. Female of the year was awarded to: BRCHE Berkly Ann 8507 Pld ET. The top 5 Bulls that competed for the honour of the B.O.S.S. Show bull in 2019 were: 5. SVY Bojangles 829F..................................................................75 4. Cedardale Gunner 99G ..........................................................83 3. Mr. Southview Zeal 60E..........................................................99 2. Bridor Fortune Maker 6F ................................................106.25 1. CML Copyright 714E ............................................................150 The B.O.S.S. Show Bull of the year was awarded to: CML Copyright 714E. 2019 had 2 bulls reaching the 500point mark or the honour of B.O.S.S. Status: M&M Outsider 4003 MCF Bohannon 305A In the 36 years the B.O.S.S. Program has been running 217,382 points have been awarded.

TOP BOSS SHOW BULLS OF 2019 CML COPYRIGHT 714E ............................150

CRG OUTTA HERE 954G ..........................46.5

JWX GRAND CENTRAL 421G ..................32

BRIDOR FORTUNE MAKER 6F ........106.25

CAYS OUTLAW 2G ........................................46

CEDARDALE GUSTO 122G ......................30

MR. SOUTHVIEW ZEAL 60E ....................99

RPJ DIESEL 802F ..........................................43.5

HICKS FRONT N CENTRE 44F ..............30

EDARDALE GUNNER 99G ........................83

MVY GOVERNOR 5G ..................................41

SVY BOJANGLES 829F ................................75

EMB GUINESS 69G ........................................40

IGH BLUFF ELDRADO 74E ........................66

BAKER FARMS GOD’S PLAN 3G ............36

ROLLIN ACRES FRONT RUNNER 38F ......61

HRJ FAN FAVOURITE 804F ..................34.75

CKE MILES 11G ..............................................26

ROLLIN ACRES EMMETT 37E ................52

MR. SOUTHVIEW XPLORER 50F ..........34

WSS END ZONE 717E ..................................26

HRJ GARY 979G ..............................................48

CML SANCTION 938G ................................32

ALTON WHITE HOUSE 2052G ................26

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EMB RIGGINS 85G ........................................28 CORNERVIEW EXPRESS 2E ......................28

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TOP BOSS FEMALES OF 2019 BRCHE BERKLY ANN 8507 PLD ET ......110 CRG PRINCESS 42F ......................................96 SVY STARSTRUCK 712E ..............................80 CRG MISS MONTIE 8F ................................75 SOS LIP GLOSS 86G ..................................60.5 MVY STELLA 20E ..........................................52 CRG MISS MONTIE 903G ............................50 CEDARLEA WREN 13E ..............................50 CEDARDALE MISS 84F ..............................47 DF MS EXOTIC EMPRESS 7968F ..............46 CEDARDALE MISS 136F ............................44 SHSH SHANIA 9E ......................................43.5 SVY STARSTRUCK 939G ............................40 SVY STARSTRUCK 916G ............................40

MISS PRAIRIE COVE 945G ........................40 MISS PRAIRIE COVE 748E ........................40 HIGH BLUFF GABBANA 61G ..................40 CRG MISS MONTIE 959G ............................40 WSS FERRIS WHEEL 855F ........................38 MVY PRECIOUS 36G ....................................38 ELDER’S DESIGN 928G ................................37 LBL GRACE 65G ............................................36 CRG FREAKIN’ AWESOME 57F ..............36 CML DESIRAE 990G ......................................35 RRMM MS MILES BABY 18E ....................33 MVY PRECIOUS 14G ....................................32 FONDOAK FOXY 2F ....................................32 KAYR FARYN 814F ........................................31

Final BOSS Points, 1984 to 2019 Roxy's Jack Dempsey 63R* 6942 Chardel Reebok* 4398 SVY Freedom Pld 307N* 3240 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 TR PZC Mr Turton 0794* 2147 Sparrows Sheriff* 2142 KC Stolichnaya H016* 1732 Keys Polled Compass* 1693 Cedardale Zeal 125Z* 1531 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 TR Mr Fire Water 5792 * 1282 MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G* 1262 Poker King Jr. GV18G* 1249 Hickory Lane Professor* 1235 BXB Dateline Son 65R* 1116 HTA Whitehot 105A* 1076 Pembina Powerplay 81P* 1058 ECee Katmandu 200B* 1051 Tall Cool One* 1049 JWK Impressive D040ET* 1046 MNE Exclusive 17E* 1036 Pembina Ultravox 3U* 1014 Donnyweir Prophet 1K* 1013 AJay's Fast Track 71B* 1007 WatCha 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 HTA Tundra* 822 Sparrows Sanchez 715T* 799 KJP Sky Fire 51T* 795 Spains Show Me Polled* 789 DC Bea Cool* 784

BAKER FARMS FENDI 4F ..........................31 SHARODON ALWAYS EASY 16A ........30.5 CML EVETTA 903G ....................................30.5 KAYR MISS EXCEL 928G ............................30 FOURTHLANE GLAMOUR 11G ..............30 CORNERVIEW DREAM DATE 13D ........30 ONL SMOOCH 3F ....................................29.75 CML DESIRAE 971G ......................................27 SOS IVANKA 24G ..........................................26 MISS PRAIRIE COVE 965G ........................26 M&L MS ÉCLAIR 268G ................................26 CRG MISS CONTROL 30E ..........................26 ONL MISS EVETTA 20G ........................25.75 EMB MADDIE 30G ........................................25

(bulls with 250 points or more)

Willowvale Projector 90C* 783 2UP Peugeot ET* 777 CS Mango 256M* 771 D R Revelation 467 * 771 LHD Cigar E46* 761 LT Rio Blanco 1234P* 760 Dbar Survivor 220M* 749 HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C* 734 M&M Outsider 4003* 719 HFCC Pld Bond 19L* 715 Sparrows Coach 467S* 699 WESC Hicks Revolver 14R* 698 NZL Polled Raven* 679 MNE Golden Eagle 25W* 672 SVY Guardian Pld 969J* 667 Gerrard Montezuma 6T* 657 LT Unlimited Chaps* 648 MVX Cougarhill Jake 767G* 646 Merit Roundup 9508W* 627 ABC Iceman 811* 622 Double H Showman's Dynamo* 622 HFCC Evolution 5L* 616 Sharphills Hurricane 154D* 609 JBJ AJ 787G* 608 Sparrows Kingston 139Y* 603 RA Big Cat 9017 Pld* 602 JSC Alladin 101P* 594 MCF Bohannon 305A* 577 EC No Doubt 2022P* 575 ACF Apocalypse 40M* 572 Crystal D Pierce 40P* 567 WH Rambo* 567 WDW Specialist 421S* 557 WDW Prestige 65U* 548 Gerrard Pastor 35Z* 547 Shelco Made Easy 512R* 543 WKM Polled Enticer* 542 SVY Monument Pld 159Y 540 VMN Habanero Pld 137L* 540 LT Bluegrass 4017* 537 WatCha N'th Degree 50N* 532 Hicks Kasino 11K* 522 BKJ Buckaroo 836H* 515 SVY Bedrock* 514 Keys Polled Fusion 163E 488 Bar EW Pld Casino 637F 484

KRF WhatABoy 104Y RCC Royal Masterpiece Elder's Blackjack 788B CS Pld Junction 4J Carlson's Ice 301C Chardel Intrepid Silverstream Geddes G102 CF Polled Classic JIL Thunder Roll 69Z DYV Clearcut 14H Winn Man's Chavez 826Y M6 Gridmaker 104 Pld ET LHD Mr Perfect Sparrows Seminole 927W BCR Polled Unlimited ECee New Direction 6Z JSC Superstuff 24M PCFL Ultimate 14R Sparrows Landmark 963W HTA Skyliter ASC Eliminator 032 BR Cujo RCH7 HSF Polled Creation 46M KayR Velocity 812Z KCM Ultimate 144Y WCR Prime Cut 764 Sir QCR High Gear 2P HTA Desert Storm AJay's Mercury 70D Sparrows Eldorado 361L MSW Y2K JSC Express 102L Baldridge Fasttrack CJH Turning Point 3X LT Ledger 0332P Harvie Jager 65J Soderglen Grandorr 4111U Granada's Red Ace 17B Lazy Jr. Zing 32Z Curtis Wallace 141H SCC Millenium J002P Merit Vintage 4065P WatCha Amalgamated LT Ramrod 4148 CML Diablo 2X RCC Royal Chip I 4192 SOS Chuckwagon 54C

484 480 471 465 459 455 451 436 433 430 428 422 417 412 407 407 403 402 401 397 393 392 386 383 381 381 379 377 376 374 372 371 366 364 364 362 351 349 347 345 345 342 340 335 331 328 327

Green Acres Butler 902Y 323 Double Hooks Cashmere 524P 320 Sir EC 20\20 Pld. 318 PCC Balistik 441P 316 EVC Hot King 24D 313 JSR Equity 17M 310 Silverstream Evolution E168 309 MLU Congress 307 Sparrows Advantage 307 SVC Classical Coke 306 Silver Creek Thunderbolt 305 Charco Monte 41H 303 The Colonel MM 250770 303 DYV Dynamo 14D 301 NZL Top Gun 301 CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W 300 HEJ Ripper 66P 299 SVS Preserve 7B 299 RCC Royal Express 3269 (P) 298 LANC Visitation 3S 293 Target Derrick 11D 293 ABC Latoro 263G 291 VET Dr Spock 1S 289 Bridor Haldrey 5H 286 Sparrows Alcatraz 18N 285 JDJ Smokester J1377P ET 280 WDZ Mongo 280 RKG Thriller Pld 45D 277 Bar J Silverado 14S 276 Jezebel 274 CJC Symbol B1067P 272 Belmont's Sonar 3N 271 GV Raven 2S 271 SCF You Betcha 94Y 270 Keys Front Page 189H 268 MXS Vermillion 527R 266 SVS Mastercard 2M 263 SOS Hooey Pld 127D 259 FHRRR Sequoia 259 SVS Nobleman 25N 259 Keys Handyman Pld 255H 258 Steppler Ultimate 75X 258 LT Western Spur 2061 255 MNE Banjo 70B 255 Skymont Ease 2078 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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36

CAYS Full House 22E

29

8

Cedardale Zeal 125Z*

786

70

Cedarlea Epic 14E

16

16

Olds

Lindsay

Expo Boeuf (Quebec)

MB Livestock Expo

Edmonton Farm Fair

6 13

Toronto Royal

15

Baker Farms Edgar 9E

Renfrew

Baker Farms Charming 6E

Classic Heritage Show (NS)

Agribition

2019 Totals

Points Awarded in 2019

3

12

10

20

19

450

8 18

24

45

154

Circle Cee Legend 307A

77

8

CJC Symbol B1067P

20

20

CJC Trademark H45

150

80

40

CML Copyright 714E ET

102

64

34

CML Gunslinger 310B

15

Cornerview Evinrude 1E

14

2

12

CRG Fresh Prince 42B

39

23

16

CRG MR Awesome 38C

20

Diamond W Arrow 81D

12

12

DSB Double Vision 1D

30

30

Éclair

26

Elder's Blackjack 788B

34

16

Elder's Laredo 31E

16

16

Gerrard new York 41A

20

HAMM Mogo U23

59

High Bluff Casanova 13C

107

26 8

56 12 110

HRJ Maverick 556C

12 26

16 12

4

JWX Downhome 6D

44

16

28

JWX Downtown 7C

21

4

KASS/CJB Famous 6038 ET

70

10

18

5

4 12

16

10

16

3 23

JWX Diplomat 254D

LAE Textile 734T

16

51

JIL Thunder Roll 69Z

LAE Easton 702E

8 4

15

26

2

43

159

24

30 4

20

HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C*

KayR Velocity 812Z

40

15

High Bluff El Paso 15E

KayR Upswing 507Y

5

31

10

9

8

8

62 26

16

8 10 10

LT Landmark 5052 Pld

27

LT Ledger 0332P

18

8

LT Patriot 4004 Pld

31

8

M&M Outsider 4003*

617

276

72

MCF Bohannon 305A*

192

40

35

MCL Sparrow Moty 411C

20

20

Merit Roundup 9508W*

32

8

MVY Xplorer 21X

63

8

Pale Concetto 25C

12

Palgrove Justice 535C

28

12

PCC Balistik 441P

33

12

PCFL General Lee 15B

40

PCFL Hernando 115C

20

PH General Lee 5C

30

4 15

3

16

6

8

8 37 50

5

232 62

24 13

10

8

24

12 16 21 40 20 20

10

Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A

26

RBM Fargo Y111

108

24

8

Rosso Double Down 8Z

29

8

SCF Gunner 317D

61

35

26

SCF You Betcha 94Y

52

40

12

SCX Triumph 50B

66

56

18

43

41 18

3

10

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44

SOS Home Grown 15C

47

28

SOS Hooey Pld 127D

77

44

Sparrows Aquarius 439B

12

Sparrows Chicago 724E

12

Sparrows Estevez 471B

35

Sparrows Lyndhurst 546C

10

SVY Fortress 703E

140

SVY Monument Pld 159Y

71

Svy Wizard 707E

36

TR Mr Fire Water 5792 *

45

TR PZC Mr Turton 0794*

254

30 40

2019 Total B.O.S.S. Points

4863

MB Livestock Expo

Olds

Lindsay

13 61

72

82

ZKCC Game On 266Z

20

6

10 3

8 10

33

6

3

16

18

17

28 36

150

WSS Budweiser 480B

1

6

10

WCR Commissioner 593P

62

28

8 6

68

34

WR Wrangler W601

16

3

12

15

41

5

12

86 20

7

12

WC CCC Resource 417P

Winn Mans Big Rig 639Y

8 13

2 2

WC Milestone 5223P

Winn Man's Chavez 826Y

Toronto Royal

33

SOS Chuckwagon 54C

Renfrew

Shelco Made Easy 512R*

Expo Boeuf (Quebec)

40

Edmonton Farm Fair

Agribition

42

Classic Heritage Show (NS)

2019 Totals

Sharodon Double Vision 1D

5

20 142

15 2

12 65

4

34

3

20 28

8

5

48

14 10

20 40

1440

109

672

129

152

379

247

160

1568

OBITUARY

Joyce MacDonald Joyce (Murray) MacDonald lost her battle with cancer on January 5, 2020. She was born in McNairn, New Brunswick. She was a lifetime farmer and teacher. She started her career in teaching in a one room schoolhouse in McNairn, then moved on to Oromocto and then Rexton Elementary. Her favorite teaching job was teaching adults their GED at NBCC. Her devotion to farming was lifelong. Her Appaloosa horses were her main drive with Charolais cattle and Border Collies coming a close second. She was always followed by 38

her precious companion, “Jewel”. Joyce and her husband Bill started in Charolais in the 70s under the farm name of Mur Mac Farm. They were very active in the Charolais business with both serving as president of the Maritime Charolais Association for a number of years. Joyce’s daughter Jennifer was a secretary of the Maritime Charolais for 18 years and a CCA director for nine years. Joyce actively supported the causes she believed in, which drove her to be a member of several Agriculture Boards, including Farmers with Disabilities. She avidly supported improving farmer policies. She was proud to show her horses in shows around the Charolais Banner • February 2020

Maritimes, as well as being seen in the Charolais ring showing cattle. She was a long-time supporter of the NB PC Party and believed in their mandate. She loved to garden and to knit, was an avid reader and loved acquiring knowledge on a wide variety of topics. Joyce loved discussing any and all topics with most anyone. Joyce is predeceased by her husband of almost 50 years, William “Bill” MacDonald; infant son, Scott; her parents, Ron and Ruth and brothers, Robert and Charles. She is survived by her daughters, Jennifer MacDonald, of McNairn, NB and Lorraine Belliveau (Vince) of Moncton, along with many siblings, nieces and nephews.


CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

CCYA Programs Keegan Blehm, President

The CCYA offers a variety of great programs for members to take advantage of. Check out this brief description of each program we offer. The Genetics Program allows junior Charolais members to receive two free straws of semen from a bull that Genex, Semex or Select Sires offers. Check the CCYA website, www.youth.charolais.com for the application form. Entry deadline is February 15th, 2020. Send entries to Reegan McLeod at reeganmc11@gmail.com. The Buy & Show Program provides CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca Vice-President: Reegan McLeod Reeganmc11@gmail.com Treasurer: Tyson Black blackbern@hotmail.com Secretary: Haley Rosso hrosso25@gmail.com

a monetary rebate to juniors who purchase their own Charolais or Charcross animal, with additional money available if the purchased animal is shown. Up to $125 is available for rebate. The Purchase Incentive Program allows juniors who purchased a Charolais animal the opportunity to be awarded 2 free straws of semen from the CCYA semen inventory list. A bill of sale must be presented and sent to the CCYA youth Coordinator. The CCYA also has two scholarships that are available. First, the Travel Opportunity Scholarship provides youth members with a chance to

receive funds in order to travel while attending an event involving the Charolais breed or the cattle industry in general. Second, the Leadership Scholarships are presented at the conference and show. Funds are raised through the Semen Auction. These awards recognize senior members for their contribution to the Charolais breed and their leadership among other Charolais youth members. If there are any questions or how to apply for all these great programs visit the CCYA website or contact one of the National Board members.

Director: Evan Jamieson evanjamieson31@gmail.com Director: Megan Perih perihmegan@yahoo.ca Director: Calina Evans calinae13@gmail.com Director: Bradley Fergus bradleyfergus3@gmail.com

Vice-President: Logan Jamieson Treasurer: Robyn Young Secretary: Evan Jamieson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Jill Debenham kidsandcows@sasktel.net ON: Karen Black blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Jeff & Jackie Cavers tobbagirl@yahoo.ca AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca

2020 CCYA Conference & Show Executive President: Reegan McLeod

Youth Coordinator: Shae-Lynn Evans shaelynnevans03@gmail.com

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

CCYA Essay Winners Calina Evans, Kenaston, SK Senior– 1st Place Being a member of the Canadian Charolais Youth Association program comes with many benefits and opportunities. In order to become a member, anyone ages 21 and under can may an annual membership fee that allows access to everything CCYA has to offer. Some of the opportunities that are available from the CCYA program are scholarships, the Genetics Program and the Travel Program. These programs can be found on the Canadian Charolais

Youth Association website and have forms for members to fill out if they want to participate in these programs. Some other benefits that CCYA provides is confidence, teamwork, leadership and friendships. Youth become more confident as they develop skills under the guidance of older members and alongside peers. Public speaking is one skill that many members improve on as they practice it in competitions such as judging. CCYA members also work in teams throughout the week of the conference. By having to work with other youth members, participants gain the ability to work as a team with several others. Throughout the week, youth are placed in a variety of groups of different sizes. This also Charolais Banner • February 2020

allows for members to meet new people and build friendships. If you asked any CCYA member about the friends they made at the conferences they would be able to go on and on about all the people they now know or have great friendships with. The program also teaches leadership skills. By working in herdsman groups with members of all ages, the younger members are mentored by the older members. Many of the members who are the oldest now were also mentored members older than them. This type of leadership is beneficial to all participants of CCYA. One of the final benefits I will share about CCYA is the opportunity to travel around the four provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario, 39


to attend conferences. The experiences in these new locations are unforgettable and unique. The CCYA program works hard to ensure that there are many benefits and opportunities for youth members to take advantage of throughout the year. Tyson Black, Foresters Falls, ON Senior– 2nd Place As I sit to write this essay I find that the topic of trade in the Canadian Beef Industry is very timely. In the news this week we are hearing of China's intentions to perhaps restrict if not curtail its import of Canadian beef. Whether this happens or not, only time will tell, but its effects will certainly be felt on our industry. Canada is one of the largest exporters of beef and livestock in the world. Canada produces about 1.3 million tonnes of beef annually. Approximately 38% of the beef slaughtered in 2018 was exported with roughly 74% of the exports going to the United States, 8% to Japan and 8% to China and Hong Kong (1). Based on Stats Canada data exports to China have increased by 387% from April 2018 to April 2019. With numbers like these we can clearly see how important exports are for the Canadian beef industry. Not only is trade important to Canadian farmers and ranchers but the industry generates an estimated 228,000 jobs off the farm (1). Challenges come in many forms to our industry. This newest challenge with China appears to be a political one with the Chinese government imposing many sanctions on several of our sectors due to the Canadian government holding a high level Chinese business woman at the request of the United States for extradition to the US for a multitude of charges. Politics will always play a vital role in agriculture. In some cases the role is bad and manipulative, but in other instances our leaders can improve our industry. In May 2019 Japan lifted its last trade restrictions 40

on Canadian beef after the hard work of many political leaders who signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a trade agreement between Canada and 10 other countries (including Japan) in the Asia-Pacific region (1). In 2003 the challenge came in the form of disease, Mad Cow Disease. This produced a worldwide ban on Canadian beef products that took years to recover from. When the worldwide ban came into effect our exports worth $4.1 billion in 2002 became $0 overnight (2). The Canadian beef industry could not react fast enough and the price of cattle plummeted. The effect on individual farms and communities was dramatic. With little to no revenue coming in, spending was cut which hurt equipment dealers, feed retailers and the community as a whole. Many farmers left the industry and many fences were torn down to plant crops. Even after many years, the export of cattle was only allowed in stages and very strict rules are in place regarding the age of cattle allowed to be shipped. As purebred cattle breeders trade between countries is also very important. Canada exported around 6,500 head of cattle for breeding purposes in 2018 (3). Keeping our boarders open helps to maintain a higher price level for our purebred stock in the open market. Trade is also necessary in order to move new genetics around the world. Improving genetics through the import/export oflive cattle, embryos and semen is very important to the purebred cattle industry. The Canadian beef industry exports approximately $2.75 billion of beef in 2018 (1). The industry requires the free movement of beef between countries in order for it to remain sustainable. Trade is important to us as producers and our neighbours as consumers. Footnotes: (1) The Canadian Cattlemen's Association website (2) Stats Canada (3) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Benefits of Participating in the CCYA Program

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Samantha Frost, Kinsey-Falls, QC Intermediate– 1st Place The beef industry contributes $33 billion annually to the Canadian economy. A lot of hard work goes into keeping it that way. First of all, what is the Canadian Beef Industry and how did it start? Secondly, the Canadian Beef Industry is important in many ways. Finally, what are the challenges that the Canadian Beef Industry faces? The Canadian Beef Industry is based on trade. What is the Canadian Beef Industry and how did it start? Well, the Canadian Beef Industry started “around 1950, (when) the first feedlots started and opened.” (Nielson )The first cattle exported from Canada was in the 1860s, where they went to the United Kingdom, and some were moved south, to the United States of America. The first feedlots started in Brittish Columbia and southern Saskatchewan, in the early 1850s during the gold rush. The industry then moved out to Alberta where there were some valleys that have water year round and with good, fertile land that was sheltered. During the early years in the cattle industry, there wasn't any cost of bringing cattle over the border from the United States. When the first railways opened up, people took their cattle by train instead of trying to herd them all of the ways to wherever they were going. It was faster and there was a lower chance of losing the herd to the weather conditions and bandits. This lead to cattle moving all of the way across Canada, making life easier for ranchers because the cattle were used to pull the equipment instead of either horses or having to move the equipment by hand. In today’s world, most people move their cattle by trucks and trailers. Nowadays “Canada exports about 45% of the total red meat and livestock in the world.” (Stringham). Making the beef industry something that is needed within Canada. The Canadian Beef industry is


important in many ways. Canadian export gives direct import to 66 thousand people. Which is important, “Canada (also) produces about 1.3 million tonnes of beef annually representing 35% of domestic slaughter.” (CCA) The Canadian Beef Industry is also important for trade because the more export there is, then the more demand there is for your product. Meaning that the more you can produce at a better price. “The more demand there is for your product, the more cash in your pocket” (Frost). The Canadian Beef industry sustains employment to many people within Canada. The Canadian beef industry also has many challenges. The rules are getting more and more strict, so the ways that the beef can be produced so that the beef is safe. Because of this, the cost of production for ranchers and farmers is going up. There was a bit of research done and it stated that ”For every dollar a farmer makes, $2.08 goes elsewhere”( Ontario Beef Industry Research). Meaning that less than one-third of the income off of a product goes to the farmer. About 75% of beef exported, goes to the United States of America. Meaning that if the U.S. decides that they don’t want to buy our beef anymore, there won’t be as much demand for beef in Canada. There is a lot of competition for trade with other countries. Meaning that if another country can produce a product for less, then you have to cut your price to match it. Then, the farmers get paid less. Also, in trade if ” You sell something to someone, then you need to buy products back from them for about the same amount amount of costs.”(Macmillan Dictionary). Trade is important, but also challenging. In conclusion, The beef industry is a large part of Canadian history and is very important. It has faced and overcome many problems and challenges and it will continue to do so. The government could support trade in the agriculture sector to encourage youth to study in the agriculture field.

Justin Harcourt, Quill Lake, SK Intermediate– 2nd Place Canadian Beef Trade`s importance is significant in many roles. 794 million pounds of Canadian Beef is exported to 56 different countries and generates $16 billion to Canada’s GDP. However, the trade of Canadian Beef is not all profits. There are significant challenges that started in the past, are being seen in the present, and will be in the foreseeable future. Even though the BSE outbreak and other obstacles have deeply shaped the industry in the past, we as producers still see our consumers have doubt in our beef today. A challenge that is seen today includes managing the free market by having competitive prices while maintaining the highest standards and highest quality of beef worldwide. We must also ensure that the consumers are given the truth about our practices and are not caught up in marketing schemes. Most disputes that I see in the industry are based on the ideals of our clientele. From my perspective as a producer, our job is to meet the needs and supply the demands of our consumers. By 2050, it is estimated that the world will need 25-70% more food to feed our world’s population. With this information, we can assume that that global and Canadian beef production will need to rise at a corresponding rate. Our industry faces many challenges that have had significant effects in the past, are influential today, and are setting the ground roots for our future. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, otherwise known as BSE, is just three words, but one major setback that the Canadian Beef Industry has faced in the past. Since 2003, there have been 19 reported cases of the disease, and every headline comes with more discouragement for producers than the last. I have found out how brutal it affected the beef industry in Canada by talking to my parents, neighbours, and fellow producers that were affected first-hand, as well as Charolais Banner • February 2020

researching the topic myself. The disease caused doubt and fear in our high quality beef. There were multiple restrictions placed on our beef exports. The bottom line fell to nearly nothing, prices dropped to the point that profits were not a possibility, and the chances of a farmer making a living were nearly impossible. Dispersals were a common thing because people could not afford to feed their herd. It was in these times that our beef population decreased dramatically, which is an issue because the global population continued to rise. We are still recuperating today as the last few restrictions are just now being lifted. Although our beef is held to the highest standards today, the past has left an almost permanent stigma around our global beef exports. We, as producers, have been contributing to the industry by making progress on the issues of our past, such as BSE, to evolve and prepare for the tasks of today. In our society, we live in a world that is bombarded by advertisement. From the bill boards on the side of the highways, playing over the radio, on the television, we are the targets of marketing campaigns everywhere we go. With all of these promotions circling around us, misinformation and biased campaign schemes enter the circulation of media. Lately, one of the challenges the beef industry faces is being the target of these kinds of advertisements. Restaurants such as ‘A&W’ are buying beef globally that meets the new hormone free standards they adhere to. They promote that their beef is significantly healthier as it is hormone free. They are currently trying to sell beef alternatives as well. What doesn’t reach the mainstream media is that there is only a Nano-gram of estrogen difference and that Canadian beef also follows these guidelines or even that natural beef is much healthier than beef-alternative-patties. White lies, such as these, are commonly found in advertisements today. Our challenge as producers isn’t to try to get through this, but to actively reach out to the consumer with the truth about our beef. The truth is that we hold our 41


standards of quality and health among the highest in the world. Our beef is humanely raised and is thoroughly inspected. It is law in Canada to meet vaccine and hormone implant withdrawal dates for slaughter meaning that all Canadian Beef is free of any added hormones and antibiotics. Reaching the consumer is hard to do as the persistence of advertisements is second to none. This reinforces the importance of our message which is being lost in the noise of global society. Our message is that our Canadian inspection guidelines ensure that our beef is safe, sanitary, and among the best quality that is humanely possible. We know that our beef has set the standard for quality, but the growing issue we have is the quantity of beef produced. It is estimated that the global population will be approximately 9.7 billion and we as producers need to find a way to feed the mouths of each and every person. Beef producers are about to face this mountain of a task in the near future and need to prepare for it today. In order to overcome this problem we need to continue to practice sustainable methods and maintain herd health, all while increasing our numbers. We also need to make sure that when increasing the beef population, we maintain the condition of the land. Without good land, neither the cattle nor the people will have enough food. As seed stock producers, the challenge will be to increase quantity of cattle without sacrificing the quality but, as beef producers, we need to produce enough beef for the global population. The challenges we face are tough but yet, we still survive and later thrive. This is because our industry is important and necessary for the world. The Canadian Beef Industry is important to the economy, generating $2.75 billion in Canadian exports and about $33 billion to our economy overall. Our industry feeds the mouths of millions and employs people on over 60, 000 beef farms across Canada. The importance of us trading our beef worldwide is to pay 42

us, the farmers, and feed the consumer. Without our industry, people would starve and Canadians would be not only out of work but without a lifestyle. What isn’t well known is that we sell many beef-byproducts that contribute globally as well. We supply the world with beef, other by-products, economic profits, and jobs. The importance of the industry is why it was able to survive such major challenges. Disease, politics, and population; these are all challenges that have, are, or will face the Canadian Beef Industry. It is crucial, however, that we as producers persevere through challenges to feed people all around the world. Our industry is challenged with weak prices during times of mass disease, faced with trying to sell our top quality product when there are still restrictions on our beef, and producing enough beef for the world. The beef industry is important to the world because if we didn’t step up to face the issue, who would? Matthew Howe, Moose Jaw, SK Junior – 1st Place The beef industry contributes $33 billion annually to the Canadian economy. A lot of hard work goes into keeping it that way. First of all, what is the Canadian Beef Industry and how did it start? Secondly, the Canadian Beef Industry is important in many ways. Finally, what are the challenges that the Canadian Beef Industry faces? The Canadian Beef Industry is based on trade. What is the Canadian Beef Industry and how did it start? Well, the Canadian Beef Industry started “around 1950, (when) the first feedlots started and opened.” (Nielson )The first cattle exported from Canada was in the 1860s, where they went to the United Kingdom, and some were moved south, to the United States of America. The first feedlots started in Brittish Columbia and southern Saskatchewan, in the early 1850s during the gold rush. The industry then moved out to Alberta where Charolais Banner • February 2020

there were some valleys that have water year round and with good, fertile land that was sheltered. During the early years in the cattle industry, there wasn't any cost of bringing cattle over the border from the United States. When the first railways opened up, people took their cattle by train instead of trying to herd them all of the ways to wherever they were going. It was faster and there was a lower chance of losing the herd to the weather conditions and bandits. This lead to cattle moving all of the way across Canada, making life easier for ranchers because the cattle were used to pull the equipment instead of either horses or having to move the equipment by hand. In today’s world, most people move their cattle by trucks and trailers. Nowadays “Canada exports about 45% of the total red meat and livestock in the world.” (Stringham). Making the beef industry something that is needed within Canada. The Canadian Beef industry is important in many ways. Canadian export gives direct import to 66 thousand people. Which is important, “Canada (also) produces about 1.3 million tonnes of beef annually representing 35% of domestic slaughter.” (CCA) The Canadian Beef Industry is also important for trade because the more export there is, then the more demand there is for your product. Meaning that the more you can produce at a better price. “The more demand there is for your product, the more cash in your pocket” (Frost). The Canadian Beef industry sustains employment to many people within Canada. The Canadian beef industry also has many challenges. The rules are getting more and more strict, so the ways that the beef can be produced so that the beef is safe. Because of this, the cost of production for ranchers and farmers is going up. There was a bit of research done and it stated that ”For every dollar a farmer makes, $2.08 goes elsewhere”( Ontario Beef Industry Research). Meaning that less than one-third of the income off of a product goes to the farmer. About 75% of beef exported, goes to the United States of America. Meaning that if the


U.S. decides that they don’t want to buy our beef anymore, there won’t be as much demand for beef in Canada. There is a lot of competition for trade with other countries. Meaning that if another country can produce a product for less, then you have to cut your price to match it. Then, the farmers get paid less. Also, in trade if ” You sell something to someone, then you need to buy products back from them for about the same amount amount of costs.”(Macmillan Dictionary). Trade is important, but also challenging. In conclusion, The beef industry is a large part of Canadian history and is very important. It has faced and overcome many problems and challenges and it will continue to do so. The government could support trade in the agriculture sector to encourage youth to study in the agriculture field. Madisyn Robertson, Neepawa, MB Junior – 2nd Place I am proud to be the 5th generation member of our family cow/calf and grain farm operation. We run 150 Simmental cross and Charolais cross cows bred to purebred Charolais bulls. We found this cross allows us to get bigger weaning weights and make more money in the fall. We start calving at the end of January. Every day at lunch I check the CowCams. this allows me to Ag-

vocate with my friends and gives them a first-hand look at the care and compassion our animals are given. My friends love this opportunity and feel like they are a part of our farm. When I get home from school I feed the 4-H and any feeder calves we have kept back to slaughter. We process calves in late April to give booster shots and sort for pastures. Our larger pastures are 30 miles away so we have a cattle pot to haul the pairs safely, quickly and efliciently. Once in pasture, we check every 5 to 7 days to see if anything is sick, hurt and to make sure they are all accounted for. We always take a few pails of grain and call the cows. This makes it easier to count. do health checks and in the fall makes gathering the cattle into the corral to go home extremely easy as this is all done on foot as well. We also keep salt and mineral feeders and creep feeders full and rotate paddocks. We feel creep feeding allows us to lengthen our pasture season and makes it easier for the calves to wean with less stress for both the calf and cow. We try to keep the cows in pasture as long as possible, usually bringing them home around early October when grain farming permits. Once home, we will run anything through the chute that needs dehorning or cut castrating. The cows and calves will then be turned out on our home quarter to pick away at the grass in the sloughs, fence line and what is left behind from combining. We have a separate pen in the barnyard with the creep feeders and hay that only the

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calves can access free choice. The majority of the calves are sold at the 1st Charolais Influence Pre-sort Sale at Heartland Livestock in Virden every November. Two days prior we will bring the herd in and split the calves from the cows and haul them directly to the market. As the calves have been on free choice hay and grain most of them are almost completely weaned. We find there is very little stress to the cattle doing it this way and the cows only bawl for a few hours. Once again the cattle pot allows dad to efficiently transport the animals as comfortably as possible. The smaller calves and those that will be docked heavily are given booster shots and moved to the 4-H pen to be kept on feed. In early January anything that can be sold is taken to market and the rest are kept with the 4-H calves. There the smaller group is hand fed a show ration twice every day. We find that feeding by hand makes for a quieter animal resulting in better quality meat. We try to finish these animals to slaughter for June. They are taken to a local, Federally inspected abattoir. After keeping enough to fill our freezers, we sell packs to family and friends. I take every opportunity to share with my friends our food story whether it is pictures, the CowCarns or inviting them out for a first-hand look. It is important to me that people see how important it is to us that our cattle are raised in a safe, caring and low stress environment to make our pasture to plate experience the best it can be.

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ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

2019 Charolais Female Sales Summary 2019 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 2019. • There were 18 sales reporting in 2019, 2 more than 2018. • In total there were 44 2/3 more lots sold in 2019, with the overall average up $180. • Total gross sales were up $383,550 from 2018. • There were 3 dispersal sales in 2019, same as 2018. • Sales which included more than 10 bulls selling will be included in the 2020 Spring Bull Sale General Summary Number of 2019 Sales ........................................................18 Total Lots Offered.................................................. 697 11/12 Average Sale Size ........................................................ 39 lots Total Gross Dollars .............................................. $4,115,525 Overall Average per Lot ............................................ $5,897 Overall Sale Averages More Than $6,000: Genetic Edge Charolais Sale ....................................$12,217 Canadian Western Agribition Sale ............................$9,603

Wilgenbusch Female Sale............................................$8,595 Alberta Select Sale ........................................................$8,276 National Sale (Toronto) ..............................................$8,250 Sharing Our Genetics (Turnbull/Wrangler) ............$7,431 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” ................$6,935 Sales With 40+ Lots: Maple Leaf Dispersal........................................................102 Sharing Our Genetics (Turnbull/Wrangler)....................53 No Borders Select Sale ......................................................45 Steppler Farms " A Piece of the Program" ......................43 Ossim Livestock Dispersal ................................................42 Alberta Select Sale ........................................................41 1/2 Autumn Prestige Sale ........................................................41 Sterling Collection Sale ......................................................41 Wilgenbusch Female Sale ..................................................40 Top 5 Gross Dollar Sales: Genetic Edge Charolais Sale ..................................$464,250 Sharing Our Genetics (Turnbull/Wrangler) ........$393,850 Wilgenbusch Female Sale........................................$343,800 Alberta Select Sale ....................................................$341,400 Maple Leaf Dispersal ..............................................$338,750

Top 20 Selling Females of 2019 Name

Price

Purchaser

Consignor

SOS Desirae Pld 1F or 7F SOS Ivanka 24G SVY Starstruck 938G Miss Prairie Cove 904G CML Desirae 946G Miss Prairie Cove 630D Miss Prairie Cove 945G SOS Gypsy 62F CML Evetta 903G CML Desirae 971G Elder's Nataleen 8092F Rollin Acres Stella 24G Miss Prairie Cove 930G MVY Precious 36G CRG Miss Montie 903G JWX Young Love 1120F SOS Esther 70G Turnbulls Miss Deanie 953F CML Desirae 973G JWX Glam 1102G Steppler Miss 80F Turnbull’s Miss Lady 905F Cedardale Miss 84F

$50,000.00 $37,500.00 $34,500.00 $32,000.00 $31,000.00 $25,500.00 $25,000.00 $24,000.00 $22,000.00 $22,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $19,000.00 $17,500.00 $16,500.00 $16,500.00 $16,000.00 $16,000.00 $15,500.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00 $15,000.00

Rancho A D E, Manalisco, MX Evan & Logan Jamieson Full Throttle Cattle Co., USA DanG Charolais Canadian Donors DanG Charolais Caprock Cattle Co., USA Johnson Charolais Canadian Donors Zach Vigil, USA Wilgenbusch Charolais George & Cheryl McCall Caprock Cattle Co., USA Rollin’ Acres Charolais & BZBT Cattle Co. Stanhow Charolais Elder Charolais Farm Wisness Farms Steppler Charolais Fox Wood Farms Cay's Cattle Co & Phil McDonald Circle 7 Charolais Palmer Charolais Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Wilgenbusch Charolais

Springside Farms Springside Farms Serhienko Cattle Co. Prairie Cove Charolais McLeod Livestock Prairie Cove Charolais Prairie Cove Charolais Springside Farms McLeod Livestock McLeod Livestock Elder Charolais Rollin' Acres Charolais Prairie Cove Charolais McAvoy Charolais Oattes Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais Springside Farms Turnbull Charolais McLeod Livestock Wilgenbusch Charolais Steppler Farms Turnbull Charolais Cedardale Charolais

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26 Year (19942019) Charolais Female Sale Trends Year

COW/CALF PAIR No. Average

# of Sales

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

42 32 30 35 27 19 19 20 16 15 17 21 16 23 15 12 13 13 14 16 14 10 17 18 16 18

341 300 256 440 276 149 290 179 32 141 193 158 169 402 135 81 189 265 336 261 121 57 284 199 92 93

BRED FEMALES No. Average

$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 $6,508 $8,003 $7,810 $7,551

345 279 241 363 287 119 122 262 49 167 132 153 168 1/2 325 172 131 141 152 93 234 83 24 101 162 110 99

BRED HEIFERS No. Average

$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 $5,322 $4,597 $4,299 $3,697

469 445 1/2 406 431 1/2 339 280 313 337 254 204 252 240 215 1/2 257 166 179 189 174 277 307 248 199 340 281 252 1/2 327

$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 $4,631 $5,652 $5,577 $5,474

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 91 155 142 156 167

$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 $4,624 $4,974 $5,659 $6,485

2019 Charolais Female Sale Statistics 2019 Sale Name Alberta Select Sale Atlantic Elite Sale Autumn Prestige Sale Canadian Western Agribition Sale Char-Maine Ranching Sale Genetic Edge Charolais Sale M & L Cattle Co. Female Sale Maple Leaf Dispersal National Sale (Toronto) No Borders Select Sale Ossim Livestock Dispersal Ranch Ostiguy Charolais Dispersal Sharing Our Genetics (Turnbull/Wrangler) Steppler Farms “A Pc of the Program” Sterling Collection Sale Transcon Working Girls Sale Uppin’ The Ante Sale Wilgenbusch Female Sale Average/Totals

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Cow/Calf PR Bred Females No. Ave. No. Ave. 1 $25,500 4 $2,325 3 $8,733 3 2 1 15

$11,850 $13,050 $3,000 $4,893

4 $9,750 28 $5,144 16 $7,881 10 $10,960 7 $12,250 4 $8,375

93 $7,551

4 3 3 56

$6,125 $8,367 $4,017 $3,196

7 15

$4,475 $3,277

1 2

$8,000 $7,225

2 1

$2,700 $4,600

99 $3,697

Bred Heifers No. Ave. 15 $5,086 11 $2,518 26 $3,106 2 $8,500 9 $3,889 18 $10,864 8 $3,406 26 $2,979 6 $6,667 25 $5,344 7 $2,878 7 $4,157

Heifer Calves Semen No. Ave. No. Ave. 24 $7,275 8 $3,244 12 $2,517 12 $9,280 1 $24,600 6 $3,625 14 $15,043 5 23 16 2

$1,780 $8,310 $4,313 $1,575

38 30 34 15 21 29 327

4 4 3 10 14 10 167

$6,550 $4,450 $3,000 $3,475 $4,546 $8,500 $6,485

$6,580 $6,007 $5,268 $3,773 $5,431 $8,625 $5,474

Embryo No. Ave.

1

$5,400

1

$6,900

2

Flush/Recip Bulls No. Ave. No. Ave. 1 1/4 $52,000

2

$2,813

1 $8,750 2 $16,675 4 $4,481 2

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1

$13,500

3 1

$2,133 $7,500

3

$5,400

$7,250 9 1/4 $10,335

TOTALS No. 41 1/4 23 41 18 22 38 12 102 29 2/3 45 42 39

GROSS Ave. $8,276 $2,737 $3,345 $9,603 $5,309 $12,217 $3,525 $3,321 $8,250 $5,369 $4,350 $5,432

53 $7,431 43 $6,935 41 $5,405 32 $3,705 36 $5,064 40 $8,595 697 11/12 $5,897

$341,400 $62,950 $137,150 $172,850 $116,750 $464,250 $42,300 $338,750 $244,650 $241,600 $182,700 $211,850 $393,850 $298,200 $221,600 $118,575 $182,300 $343,800 $4,115,525


26 Year (19942019) 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 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 $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 1 4 4 6

$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 $8,000 $8,125 $4,738 $5,404

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 9 1/4 48 1/10 42 3/4 11

$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 $11,627 $7,961 $5,177 $11,462

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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 1/2 901 851 3/5 657 1/4 697 11/12

$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 $5,414 $5,956 $5,678 $5,897

$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 $4,879,025 $5,072,300 $3,731,975 $4,115,525

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Alberta Breeders

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

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British Columbia Breeders

Manitoba Breeders SADDLERIDGE CHAROLAIS

Ralph Retzlaff 403.793.0794 Leonard Retzlaff 403.501.9333 Rosemary, AB • www.saddleridgecharolais.com

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Ontario Breeders

Kevin, Crystal, Kory & Shaylin Stebeleski P/F 204.234.5425 Cell 204.365.6010 Box 266, Oakburn, MB R0J 1L0 | happyhavencharolais@gmail.com

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Quebec Breeders

Rollin’ Acres Charolais Full French Charolais 598516 2nd Line, Mulmur, ON L9V 0B6 chester.tupling@premierequipment.ca Chester Tupling 519.925.2938 C 705.627.0672

“Breeding the Cattle that Work in Both Rings.”

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Saskatchewan Breeders


KLR

KLR

Visitors Wendall & Leanne Weston Box 206, Maidstone, SK S0M 1M0 • wlweston@sasktel.net

Tel 306.893.4510 • Cell 306.893.7801

Welcome

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events February 15 P & H Ranching 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

February 28 HEJ Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 10 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB

February 15 Saint Martin Test Station Sale, Saint Martin, QC

February 29 Winsnes Farms Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Mart

February 18 Rawes Ranches 37th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Strome, AB

February 29 RRTS Charolais Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC

March 10 Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange

February 19 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Cow Palace

March 1 Legacy Charolais 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Botha, AB

February 20 Prairie Cove Charolais Bull and Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Bashaw, AB February 21 “Muscle Up” at Stephen Charolais and Guests Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart February 22 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 23rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Erskine, AB February 22 Myhre Land & Cattle Co./Bar J Charolais Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 22 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC February 23 Pro-Char Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Glenevis, AB February 24 “Bring on the Bulls” BOB Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m, Stettler (AB) Agriculture Society

March 1-2 100th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds March 3 Acadia Colony Charolais, Angus & Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 5 Buffalo Lake Charolais 14th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart March 6 M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 7:00 p.m., at the farm, Indian River, ON

March 12 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB March 12 Wilkie Charolais & Cutbank Cattle Co. Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart March 12 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds Spring Bull Sale at the Ranch, Del Bonita, AB March 13 CK Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 13 16th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB March 13 Meridian Agriculture Co. Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Acadia Valley, AB

March 6 39th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 14 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Kenaston, SK

March 7 High Country 46th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Pincher Creek (AB) Ag Grounds

March 14 Blackbern, Whitewater & Kirlene Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON

March 7 Wrangler Made 8th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Westlock, AB

March 16 Flat Valley Cattle Co. & K Lazy T Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Medicine Hat (AB) Feeding Company

February 26 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Milestone, SK

March 7 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC

February 26 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 8 Steppler Farms 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m. DST, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

March 16 North West Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK

February 28 Maple Leaf Charolais & Guests 16th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB

March 9 Palmer Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Bladworth, SK

March 19 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Co. 2nd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Yellow Creek, SK

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March 16 Grassroots Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

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March 19 Footprint Farms Bull Sale, 3:30 p.m., at the ranch, Esther, AB

March 26 RanAMan Ranch 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Auction Mart

March 31 White Lake Colony Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB

March 19 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB

March 27 McTavish Farms & Guest 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Moosomin, SK

April 1 White Cap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK

March 27 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber (AB) Agriplex

April 2 Hunter Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Roblin, MB

March 20 Reese Cattle Co. 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 28 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Elk Point, AB

April 2 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Killarney (MB) Auction Market

March 21 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 17th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Oak Lake, MB

March 28 Coyote Flats Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coaldale, AB

April 3 Fleming Stock Farm & RJ Livestock Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Foothills Auctioneers Inc., Stavely, AB

March 21 Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 9th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON

March 28 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

April 4 Vermilion Charolais Group 34th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock, Vermilion, AB

March 21 Northern Impact VII Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB

March 28 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB

April 4 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS

March 21 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK

March 28 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Rockglen, SK

March 21 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

March 28 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Cobden, ON

March 20 High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Inglis, MB

March 23 TRI-N Charolais Farms & Guests Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Lenore, MB March 23 Neilson Cattle Co. 30th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK March 24 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Minitonas, MB March 24 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm & Twin Anchor Charolais 4th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB

March 28 Alameda Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart March 28 8th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS March 28 High Point Charolais Bull Sale, 12:00 p.m., at Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON March 28 Chomiak Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Market March 28 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Mart

March 25 HTA Charolais & Guest Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Rivers, MB

March 29 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK

March 26 Elder Charolais 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coronach, SK

March 31 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

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April 4 Saunders Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Keady (ON) Livestock Market April 4 Transcon’s 24th Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales April 4 JTA Diamond Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Courval, SK April 4 Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB April 6 North of the 49th 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 7 Cedarlea Farms “Git ‘R Done” Bull Sale, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK April 7 Gilliland Bros. Charolais 8th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at Chopper K Auction Mart, Alameda, SK April 9 Sliding Hills Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Canora, SK


April 9 Daines Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart April 10 Spirit of the North Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Spiritwood (SK) Auction Mart April 11 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON April 13 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart April 14 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 18 Brimner Cattle Co., Cornerstone Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart

April 18 Cedardale Charolais 17th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Nestleton, ON April 18 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD April 27 Cassity Charolais Dispersal Sale, 1:00 p.m., VJV Auctions, Beaverlodge, AB June 18 – 20 Canadian Charolais Association AGM & 60th Anniversay Celebration, Russell, MB July 5 – 10 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference & Show, Olds, AB August 5 – 15 Charolais World Congress in Australia

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Advertisers Index Alta Genetics Inc. .............................................48 Amabec Charolais ............................................51 Annuroc Charolais............................................51 B Bar D Charolais .............................................51 Baker Farms .....................................................51 Banner Semen Sales ...........................................7 Bar H Charolais ................................................52 Beck Farms....................................................9,52 BeRich Farms...................................................49 Blackbern Charolais..........................................51 Bob Charolais...................................................49 BoJan Enterprises ............................................52 Borderland Cattle Co........................................53 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..................................48 Bricney Stock Farms..........................................53 Bridor Charolais................................................51 Brimner Cattle Company ..................................53 Buffalo Lake Charolais .....................................49 By Livestock ....................................................IBC Campbells Charolais.........................................53 Carey, Brent .....................................................48 Cedardale Charolais .........................................51 Cedarlea Farms ................................................53 Charla Moore Farms.........................................53 CharLew Ranch...............................................49 CharMaine Ranching.......................................49 Charolais Journal..............................................48 Chartop Charolais ............................................53 Charworth Charolais Farms ..............................49 Chomiak Charolais ..........................................49 CIAQ................................................................19 Circle Cee Charolais Farms ...............................49 CK Sparrow Farms...........................................IFC Cline Cattle Co.................................................50 Cockburn Farms ...............................................52 Cougar Hill Ranch ............................................51 Coyote Flats Charolais ......................................49 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co.........................53 C2 Charolais ....................................................51 DavisRairdan ...................................................48 Demarah Farms ................................................53 Diamond W Charolais ......................................53 Dorran, Ryan ....................................................48 Double P Stock Farms.......................................51 Dowell Charolais ..............................................49 DRD Charolais .................................................31 Dubuc Charolais...............................................52 DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle ....................52 EastGen ...........................................................19 Eaton Charolais ................................................54 Echo Spring Charolais.......................................52 Edge, Dean ......................................................48 Elder Charolais Farms ....................................5,53 Fergus Family Charolais ....................................52 Fischer Charolais ..............................................49

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Flat Valley Cattle Co. ........................................49 Fleury, Michael .................................................48 Flewelling, Craig...............................................48 Footprint Farms ..........................................13,49 Future Farms ....................................................49 Gilliland Bros. Charolais....................................53 Good Anchor Charolais ....................................49 H.S. Knill Company Ltd.....................................48 Happy Haven Charolais ....................................51 Harcourt Charolais ...........................................53 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.............................51 Harvie Ranching ..............................................49 HEJ Charolais ..................................................49 Hicks Charolais.................................................52 High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................51 Holk Charolais..................................................49 Hopewell Charolais ..........................................53 Horseshoe E Charolais .................................15,53 Howe Family Farm............................................53 HTA Charolais Farm .........................................51 Hunter Charolais .......................................51,IBC JMB Charolais .................................................51 Johnson Charolais ............................................49 Johnstone Auction ...........................................48 June Rose Charolais..........................................53 Kaiser Cattle Co. ..............................................49 KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. ..................................49 KCH Charolais..................................................50 Kirlene Cattle ...................................................52 La Ferme Patry de Weedon..........................17,52 Lakeview Charolais...........................................49 Land O' Lakes Charolais ...................................52 Langstaff Charolais...........................................52 Leemar Charolais..............................................49 Legacy Charolais ..............................................49 LEJ Charolais ....................................................51 LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch.........................54 M&L Cattle Co. ................................................52 Mack's Charolais ..............................................52 Maple Leaf Charolais........................................49 Martens Cattle Co............................................53 Martens Charolais ............................................51 McAvoy Charolais Farm....................................53 McKay Charolais ..............................................51 McKeary Charolais ...........................................50 McLeod Livestock .............................................48 McTavish Farms................................................53 Medonte Charolais...........................................52 Miller Land & Livestock.....................................52 Mutrie Farms....................................................53 Myhre Land and Cattle.....................................51 Nahachewsky Charolais....................................53 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds ............................10,11 Norheim Ranching............................................48 P & H Ranching Co...........................................50

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Packer Charolais...............................................52 Palmer Charolais ..............................................53 Parklane Charolais............................................50 Phillips Farms....................................................53 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ...............................7,51 Potter Charolais................................................52 Prairie Cove Charolais.......................................50 Prairie Gold Charolais .......................................53 ProChar Charolais ...........................................50 Qualman Charolais ..........................................53 R & G McDonald Livestock ...............................51 Raffan, Don......................................................48 Rawes Ranches.................................................50 Reeleder, Andrew.............................................48 Rollin' Acres Charolais ......................................52 Ross Lake Charolais ..........................................50 Rosso Charolais ................................................53 Royale Charolais...............................................52 RRTS Charolais .................................................50 Saddleridge Farming Co. ..................................50 SanDan Charolais Farms ...................................50 Saunders Charolais...........................................52 Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co.............................54 Sharodon Farms ...............................................52 Skeels, Danny...................................................48 Sliding Hills Charolais .......................................54 Southside Charolais..........................................50 Southview Farms ..............................................52 Springside Farms ..............................................50 Spruce View Charolais......................................50 Stach Farms Charolais ......................................50 Stephen Charolais Farm....................................54 Steppler Farms Ltd. .......................................3,51 Stock, Mark......................................................48 Sugarloaf Charolais ..........................................50 Sunshine Oak Charolais....................................51 T Bar C Cattle Co. ....................................9,48,57 Temple Farms...................................................54 Thistle Ridge Ranch ..........................................50 Transcon Livestock Corp..............................25,48 TRIN Charolais.................................................51 Turnbull Charolais ............................................50 Twin Anchor Charolais .....................................50 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd. .............................50 Western Litho Printers ......................................48 WestGen..........................................................19 White Lake Colony ...........................................50 White Meadow Charolais Ltd. ..........................51 WhiteWater Livestock.......................................52 Wiese Ag ...........................................................6 Wilgenbusch Charolais .............................54,OBC Wilkie Ranch ....................................................50 Wood River Charolais ......................................54 Wrangler Charolais...........................................50


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