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BOSS Show Bull of the Year - SVY Mayfield 30H
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Elder Genetics Around the World Box 37, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 Ron & Donna C 306.267.7693 H 306.267.4986 Mike & Judy C 306.267.7730 F 306.267.3344 @ElderElderly Mike Elder relder@sasktel.net www.eldercharolais.com Canadian Semen Packs Available VISITORS WELCOME Coffee is always on. Full Circle Cattle Co., Lakin, KS, purchased a flush in Wrangler Pretty Lady 98C Lindskov’s LT Ranch, SD, purchased six full sib embryos to Elder’s Kapone 2111K Venturon Livestock, WA, & Serhienko Cattle Co., SK, for purchasing 1/2 interest in Elder’s Design KLR 117J 2022 Brandon Ag Ex. - Junior Champion Female & Reserve Grand Champion Female 2022 Agribition - Junior Champion Female & Reserve Champion Jr. Beef Extreme Female Thank you to these great operations for their purchases this fall: ELDER’S KAPONE 2111K Homo Polled, PA Free • CE 7.4 BW -.4 WW 52 YW 101 M 24 TM 50 41 cm at 11 months JWX Honky Tonk 5005H x Wrangler Pretty Lady 98C 2022 Agribition Junior Bull Calf Champion Maternal Brother to Elder’s Houlio 4H PO BOX 24 13291 SD Hwy 65 Isabel, SD 57633 Bryce Lindskov 605-850-3887 bryce@lindskovranches.com Todd Lindskov 605-850-8132 todd@lindskovranches.com Office: 605-466-2119 Fax: 605-466-2107 Thank you to Lindskov’s LT Ranch, SD, for purchasing the US Semen Rights Thank you to Liberty Charolais, WA, for purchasing the Australian Semen Rights Join us March 23rd for our 13th Annual Bull Sale CharolaisBanner•February20233


National Western Stock Show 17

Rhodes Scholarship Experiemce 20

Maritime Charolais Association AGM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Alberta Charolais Association AGM 24

Alberta Select Show 26

Heritage Classic 26

Alberta Select Sale 27 Char-Maine Ranching Sale 28

Sales in Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

No Borders Select Sale 30

Coyote Flats Charolais Sale 34

Steppler Farms Sale 35

February 2023

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Welcome to the February Banner. There is a lot of information in this issue that you will see as you go through it. The fall sale season was again a great success from coast to coast. The sale summary chart near the back of the magazine shows that 2022 had the second highest average since we started keeping these statistics back in 1984. There were the same number of sales, but fewer lots on offer. This was also the second highest gross of sales only surpassed by the record setting 2021 sales. The price of quality genetics is at an all time high with exclusive semen, embryos and flushes showing increased interest and prices. When the top bulls and females command the prices they do, it does justify the price of these flushes and embryos in the breeds top cows.

On the front cover and in this issue, you will see the BOSS calculations and again I commend all the breeders across Canada for making 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

From the Field

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?

If you have been watching the news on our website you will see that Canadian cattle did extremely well at the National Western Stock Show in Denver the middle of January. There has been lots of interest in Canadian genetics from the USA and showings like this will definitely help to attract attention north.

Charolais-Charbray International is again hosting a virtual show in 2023. It opens March 1st and entries close November 30th with a panel of international judges for each division. Full details are at www. charolaisinternational.com and you can watch for updates on their Facebook page and Twitter. It is easy to enter with a video that shows all angles of the animal, and they can but don’t need to be on halter. Promote your program whether it be herd bulls, cows, or up and comers, there

are classes for all ages and an ad in the virtual show book comes with each entry. Help create interest in your cattle and Canada leading up to the World Charolais Congress here in June-July 2024.

Candace and I will also be attending the World Charolais Technical Conference in the Czech Republic in April to invite the World to the World Congress here in Canada. This is shorter than a Congress being only six days, and everyone is welcome to attend. Again, complete details are on the CharolaisCharbray International website.

We are poised for a great bull selling spring, but you still need to work on staying in touch with past customers. If you have any questions, or if, Robbie Chomik or I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Now it is off to picture some more bull pens for later sales and ads and hoping the weather is our friend.

Good luck with calving and look forward to seeing many of you down the sale trail this spring.

Until next time, Helge

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Marketing Your Program Is an Investment, make sure it pays. Advertise in the Charolais Connection, where commercial and purebred cattlemen shop March deadline: February 14 Mailing: March 1 HelgeBy306.536.4261 RobbieChomik780.336.6424

Bienvenue à la bannière de février. Il y a beaucoup d'informations dans ce numéro que vous verrez au fur et à mesure que vous le parcourez. La saison des ventes d'automne a de nouveau été un grand succès d'un océan à l'autre. Le tableau récapitulatif des ventes à la fin du magazine montre que 2022 avait la deuxième moyenne la plus élevée depuis que nous avons commencé à conserver ces statistiques en 1984. Il y avait le même nombre de ventes, mais moins de lots proposés. Il s'agissait également du deuxième chiffre d'affaires brut le plus élevé, dépassé seulement par les ventes records de 2021. Le prix de la génétique de qualité est à un niveau-record avec de la semence exclusive, des embryons et la flambée des prix qui démontre leurs intérêts. Lorsque les meilleurs taureaux et femelles commandent les prix qu'ils font, cela justifie le prix en hausse pour ces embryons dans les meilleures races de vaches.

Sur la couverture et dans ce numéro, vous verrez les calculs BOSS et encore une fois, je félicite tous les éleveurs du Canada d'avoir consacré du temps et des efforts pour mettre la race devant l'industrie bovine dont nous bénéficions tous. C'est vraiment une

Dans nos champs

dépense pour eux, et ils doivent savoir que c'est très apprécié. Une chose que je dirais cependant, c'est que j'aime voir des numéros des exposants à l'avant et à l'arrière d'un harnais des présentateurs. Assis dans les gradins, les gens veulent savoir quel animal est sur le ring avant qu'il ne soit annoncé à la sortie. Le support de hanche est unique et cool, mais vous donne-t-il une exposition maximale au public ?

Si vous avez regardé les nouvelles sur notre site web, vous verrez que le bétail canadien s'est extrêmement bien démarqué au National Western Stock Show à Denver à la mi-janvier. Il y a eu beaucoup d'intérêt pour la génétique canadienne des États-Unis et des expositions comme cellesci aideront certainement à attirer l'attention vers le nord. CharolaisCharbray International organise à nouveau un salon virtuel en 2023. Il ouvre le 1er mars et se termine le 30 novembre avec un panneau de juges internationaux pour chaque division. Tous les détails sont sur www. charolaisinternational.com et vous pouvez surveiller les mises à jour sur leur page FaceBook et sur Twitter. Il est facile de s'inscrire avec une vidéo qui montre tous les angles de l'animal et ils peuvent mais n'ont pas besoin d'être au licou. Faites la promotion de votre programme, qu'il s'agisse de taureaux de troupeau, de vaches ou de

nouvelles progénitures, il y a des cours pour tous les âges et une annonce dans le livre d'exposition virtuelle accompagne chaque inscription. Aidez à susciter l'intérêt pour vos têtes et le Canada avant la tenue du Congrès mondial du Charolais ici en juin-juillet 2024.

Candace et moi assisterons également à la Conférence technique mondiale du Charolais en République tchèque en avril pour inviter le monde au Congrès mondial ici au Canada.

C'est plus court qu'un congrès qui ne dure que six jours et tous sont les bienvenues. Encore une fois, tous les détails sont sur le site de CharolaisCharbray International.

Nous sommes sur le point de vivre un grand printemps achalandé de vente de taureaux, mais vous devez encore vous efforcer de rester en contact avec vos anciens clients. Si vous avez des questions, ou si Robbie Chomik ou moi pouvons vous aider, n'hésitez pas à nous écrire.

Maintenant, il est temps d'imaginer d'autres enclos pour les ventes et les publicités ultérieures et en espérant que le temps soit s en notre faveur.

Bonne chance avec vos vêlages et au plaisir de vous voir nombreux sur la piste des ventes ce printemps.

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Marketing Your Program Is an Investment, make sure it pays. Advertise in the Charolais Connection, where commercial and purebred cattlemen shop Ad deadline: February 14 Mailed: March 1 HelgeBy306.536.4261 RobbieChomik780.336.6424
À la prochaine fois, Helge


Charolais Advantage

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



President: STEPHEN CHOLAK, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont


President: JORDAN MOORE, Redvers Secretary: Sarah Hordos, Raymore


President: MICHAEL HUNTER, Roblin Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie


President: JOSH TAYLOR, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest


President: MARK FROST, Kingsey Falls Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie


President: BRETT FRANCIS, Crapaud, PEI Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

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


PRESIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

2nd VICE-PRES: RYAN NESBITT 17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

PAST PRESIDENT: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net


DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net


1717 County Rd 36, Dunsford, ON K0M 1L0 705.793.2576 C 705.760.5054 joshua.r.taylor@hotmail.com


98 Rang St-Andre, St-Bernard Lacolle, QC J0J 1V0 450.246.9799 C 514.895.0829 royalch@hotmail.com

JEFF CAVERS Box 237, La Riviere, MB R0G 1A0 204.242.3467 C 204-242-4448 c2charolais@inethome.ca

LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

ROD McLEOD 293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net

ADVANTAGE [noun] the quality of having a superior or more favourable position. This to me describes what we have in the Charolais breed today. We all see the Charolais advantage in the commercial sale barns with not only more pounds, but also fetching a premium, but we still hear the negativity in the commercial world.

I have often had conversations with producers, and they tell me that their dad or grandpa tried Charolais many years ago and it didn’t work for them. My first response to that comment is do you still farm with your grandpa’s tractor or drive your dad’s pick up, the answer is always no and why, technology has made their equipment better. Technology, science, and knowledge has also made the Charolais breed better as well, so it is our job as believers in this great breed to spread the word and have a conversation with the sceptics and inform them of the progress this breed has made and will continue to make in the future. When this article comes out, we will be at the start of our bull sale season. I believe that we are positioned with in the beef industry to see yet another record year for the demand for Charolais bulls.

We have not only seen the success of Charolais genetics in the commercial world but, have been very successful this past fall capturing supreme Championships at major shows across Canada and most recently Canadian bulls being

named Grand and Reserve Champion at the National Western Stock show in Denver. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all that make the commitment and investment to promote our breed at shows across Canada.

Plans are underway for the CCA AGM and Friends of Canadian Charolais Foundation sale. This year these two events along with a Breeders School, featuring world renowned speakers, will be hosted by the Alberta Charolais Association in conjunction with the annual Alberta tour in the Innisfail area. Please save the dates of June 8 to 10. These three days will be packed full of education, fun and fellowship.

Please watch for upcoming ads and registration information in the Charolais Banner. If you would like to be a part of the sale, please contact any one of the FCCF board.

Andre Steppler steppleran@hotmail.com Kelly Howe kelly_scott_howe@hotmail.com Keith Black blackbern@hotmail.com

Jeralyn Rasmussen jeralyn@outlook.com Tim Bullick bullick.tim@gmail.com Garner Deobald gdeobald@gmail.com

Helge By charolaisbanner@gmail.com Jon Wright wrightlivestockmarketing@gmail.com

The CCA board, along with the staff, are always here to assist you in any way we can, please do not hesitate to reach out to the director in your area, or to us at the office.

Craig Scott


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



President: STEPHEN CHOLAK, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont


President: JORDAN MOORE, Redvers Secretary: Sarah Hordos, Raymore


President: MICHAEL HUNTER, Roblin Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie


President: JOSH TAYLOR, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest


President: MARK FROST, Kingsey Falls Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie


President: BRETT FRANCIS, Crapaud, PEI Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI


General Manager: CRAIG SCOTT Registry: LOIS CHIVILO

Registry/Member Services: CASSIDY MATTHEWS French Membership: Bernard Dore 514-910-4935 • bernarddore@videotron.ca


PRÉSIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

1st VICE-PRÉSIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

2nd VICE-PRÉSIDENT: RYAN NESBITT 17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net



78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net


1717 County Rd 36, Dunsford, ON K0M 1L0 705.793.2576 C 705.760.5054 joshua.r.taylor@hotmail.com


98 Rang St-Andre, St-Bernard Lacolle, QC J0J 1V0 450.246.9799 C 514.895.0829 royalch@hotmail.com

JEFF CAVERS Box 237, La Riviere, MB R0G 1A0 204.242.3467 C 204-242-4448 c2charolais@inethome.ca

LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C 780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

ROD McLEOD 293113 Twnshp Rd 263, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0N5 403.540.7986 rodmcl@telus.net


L’avantage Charolais

AVANTAGE [définition), la qualité d’avoir une position supérieure ou plus favorable. Selon moi, cela décrit bien ce que nous vivons aujourd’hui dans la race Charolais. Nous voyons tous l’avantage Charolais dans les encans de veaux d'embouche avec non seulement plus de livres de poids, mais aussi une prime. Mais, nous entendons encore des propos négatifs dans la production commerciale. J’ai souvent eu des conversations avec des producteurs, et ils me disent que leur père ou leur grand-père a essayé le Charolais il y a de nombreuses années et que cela n’a pas fonctionné pour eux. Ma première réponse à cette question est la suivante : est-ce que vous cultivez encore avec le tracteur de votre grand-père ou conduisez-vous la camionnette de votre père?

La réponse est toujours non car la technologie a amélioré leur équipement. La technologie, la science et les connaissances ont également amélioré la race Charolais, il est donc de notre devoir en tant que supporteurs de cette grande race de répandre la parole et d’avoir une conversation avec les sceptiques, et de les informer des progrès que cette race a fait et continuera à faire dans l’avenir. Lorsque cet article sera publié, nous serons au début de la saison des ventes de taureaux. Je crois que l’industrie du boeuf est dans une bonne position afin qu'on connaisse une autre année record de demande de taureaux charolais.

Nous avons non seulement vu le succès de la génétique charolaise dans la production commerciale mais, cet automne, on a connu beaucoup de succès en remportant les championnats suprêmes lors d'expositions majeures partout au Canada et, plus récemment, des taureaux canadiens ont été nommés Grand champion et Champion de Réserve au National Western Stock Show à Denver. Félicitations à tous les gagnants et merci à tous ceux qui s’engagent et

s’investissent en faisant la promotion de notre race aux expositions partout au Canada.

Des plans sont en cours pour l’AGA de l'ACC et la vente de la Fondation des Amis du Charolais canadien.

Cette année, l’Association Charolais de l'Alberta sera l’hôte de ces deux événements dans la région d’Innisfail, en Alberta, ainsi que d’une école d’élevage mettant en vedette des conférenciers de renommée mondiale dans le cadre de la tournée annuelle de visites en Alberta. Veuillez réserver les dates du 8 au 10 juin. Ces trois jours seront sous le signe de l’éducation, du plaisir et de la camaraderie. Surveillez les annonces à venir et les informations d’inscription dans la revue Charolais Banner. Si vous souhaitez participer à la vente, veuillez communiquer avec l’un des membres du conseil d’administration de la Fondation des Amis du Charolais canadien.

Andre Steppler steppleran@hotmail.com

Kelly Howe kelly_scott_howe@hotmail.com Keith Black blackbern@hotmail.com

Jeralyn Rasmussen jeralyn@outlook.com

Tim Bullick bullick.tim@gmail.com

Garner Deobald gdeobald@gmail.com

Helge By charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Jon Wright wrightlivestockmarketing@gmail.com

Le conseil d’administration de l’ACC et le personnel sont toujours là pour vous aider de toutes les façons possibles, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec le directeur de votre région ou avec nous au bureau.

Prenez soin de vous, Craig Scott

Directeur général Association Charolais du Canada

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The Sweetest Sound

Brent Thiel grew up on a commercial cattle and sheep operation in South Dakota.

After college in 1981, he joined the AmericanInternational Charolais Association and worked as a fieldman in the western United States and Canada. In 1987, he and Nancy Gingrich, the former Charolais Journal editor and AICA communications director, married. Later that year, they joined Les & Marica Lindskov at Isabel, S.D., forming LindskovThiel Ranch. For 35 years, the partnership featured Charolais and Angus bulls, and had the distinction of being the highest averaging Charolais bull sale in the U.S. for 31 consecutive years.

As the saying goes, you learn more from your mistakes than your successes. I really hope that’s true, as I know I have made my share over the years in the purebred cattle business. And I like to think something good has come from at least some of them.

Today’s commercial ranchers are savvy, determined and focused. The impression you make in your first meeting with them may determine the long-term success and retention of their business. Over the years, I’ve found that herd visits to your customers’ ranches may be the best way to develop personal relationships with them, their families, and their crew.

Before you head out for a herd visit, make sure you have a toothpick, a good camera on your phone, some caps and a pen and paper. These items help ensure your success on that visit.

Experience has taught me that upon arriving at the ranch, to never appear to be in a hurry. Transmit the feeling that you have all day to look at their cows or crops or kids, even if you feel

the need to get on up the road.

If they offer, take time to eat a meal with them. Most likely, someone prepared the meal knowing you were coming, and sitting down in someone’s home together for a meal helps form a special bond. So where does that toothpick come in? After a few years of visiting customers, you will soon learn where the best cooks are and are not. If there’s a meal you’d like to avoid, there is always the toothpick. Pop it in your mouth, give it a little chew and comment that you’ve “just had lunch!” But seriously, don’t be too quick to do that. Yes, I can look back and laugh at the slightly rancid deer burgers, soured milk, and fragrant barbeque antelope that I’ve been offered, but if I had missed those, then I would have missed building some great customer friendships.

Now it’s time to pull out that camera on your phone. Your customers appreciate having their picture taken with their herd, their crops, or their family. They may act like they don’t, but there are very few people who, deep down, are not appreciative when someone thinks enough of them and their operation to snap a shot. When they are closing a gate or showing you their favorite bull or saddle horse, snap a picture. Wait a few days and text them a couple good photos of their Char-cross calves or the grandkids on the four-wheeler. Write a brief note to tell them how much you enjoyed the time they took to show you around.

Most everyone appreciates a gift. So, when visiting customers, have a box of caps or sorting sticks or something useful to hand to them. Having something to give them with your ranch name on it can be a great

icebreaker at the start of the visit or a good way to wrap up a visit as you leave.

Now for the important part and you will need your phone or a pen and paper for this. When you meet the wife or husband or kids or hired man, make a mental note of names. On your way out of the drive as you leave the ranch, put all those names in your phone or on a piece of paper.

They say the sweetest sound for most people is their first name. Take the time to learn and retain those names. When you see them next time at a ball game or at your next sale, call the spouse by their first name and ask how little Frankie is doing with his new pony. Your customers will appreciate that you cared enough to learn and remember their family’s names.

You don’t have to visit every customer every year. Keep a log of where you have been and alternate over a few years. On these visits, I usually make it a point not to talk about our next bull sale, how good the bulls are doing this year or anything else that gives the impression that you are on a sales call. They are smart and savvy. They know why you are there and will sense whether you have a genuine interest in their operation or if you are just there to sell another bull.

The purebred business is not always easy. Competition is keen. The little things just might be what sets you apart from the next bull sale down the road. The sweet sound that you’ll hear in return is when the phone rings in the spring and the customer you visited last fall is calling to ask about the bulls you have in your upcoming sale.

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Mayfield Semen Sells for $140,000

200 doses of SVY Mayfield 30H, the Agribition Supreme Champion Bull sold in the Embryos on Snow sale, Jan. 13th, at the National Western Stock Show for $140,000. Owned by Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK; Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, SK; Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD & Hansen Farms, Turton, SD. It was purchased by Acres Wild Ranch LLC, Millsap, TX.

Prairie Cove Charolais also had the Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Bull in the Yards which was judged on January 14th.

SVY MAYFIELD 30H was slapped Grand Champion Bull at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on January 16th. Mayfield is owned by Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK, Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, SK, Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD and Hansen Farms, Turton, SD.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull was PCC BLAIR 2270K exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais, Alix, AB.

Junior Champion Bull was PCC BOURBON 118J ET owned by Prairie Cove Charolais & Steppler Farms, Miami, MB.

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion was PCC HUSK 218K ET exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais.

Grand Champion Female was WIA MS JEWEL 121 P owned by Belcher Cattle, Blakesburg, IA, Serhienko Cattle Co. & KFC Farms, Didsbury, AB.

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The Rhodes Scholarship Experience

On November 20th, 2022, I got a phone call that would change my life forever. I was selected as a Rhodes Scholar, becoming the 73rd Rhodes Scholar from the University of Saskatchewan since 1907.

The Rhodes scholarship is an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. Established in 1902, it is one of the oldest and most exclusive scholarships in the world. I chose to apply for the Rhodes after receiving an invitation to an information session hosted by the University of Saskatchewan after completing my Bachelor of Education degree in 2021. Essentially, the Rhodes scholarship covers all tuition and fees while providing a living stipend for two years of graduate study at Oxford, with the opportunity to apply for additional coverage if scholars choose to continue their education. I chose to wait a year and apply in 2022, as I was returning to school to complete my English Honours degree and would want to pursue a graduate degree in English Literature if I was lucky enough to be selected.

The Rhodes scholarship has an intensive application process. Applicants have to secure the endorsement of their university in order to apply to the Rhodes Trust, and so in the summer of 2022 I submitted a 1000 word personal statement, 6 reference letters, and a C.V. of my personal accomplishments and extracurriculars to the University of Saskatchewan. In September, I was asked to interview with the awards department, and from there I was selected as the university’s nominee. I re-wrote my personal statement for the Rhodes Trust and submitted my application, feeling an incredible sense of personal accomplishment

to have even made it this far, and thinking that there was a good chance it would be the end of my journey. In November, I received an email from the Rhodes Trust informing me that I was chosen as a finalist and should arrange travel to Winnipeg for the selection weekend. The U of S awards department and last year’s former Rhodes Scholars (all from Alberta) were incredibly generous with their time and advice, as Saskatchewan has not had a Rhodes Scholar since the early 2010s, and we were all determined to change this.

The selection weekend is a two-day affair. On Friday night, we enjoyed an hour-long cocktail hour and three course dinner with all of the other applicants and the selection committee. To apply to the Prairies region, candidates had to have some connection to the Prairies, but this doesn’t mean that they were necessarily studying here. There were students studying in England, at Ivy League colleges in the United States, and all over Canada. It was easy to feel a little inadequate next to some of their accomplishments. I was the only candidate from a farming background, the only person who wasn’t in a science or public policy related field. And while they didn’t make us do multiplication tables, I’m quite confident that everyone in that room was better than me at math. Though I think it’s worth noting that no one got a bigger laugh than when I described a dance I did in high school that may or may not have involved a Bowser costume and an inflatable backpack.

Day two was interviews. Each candidate had a 30 minute interview with the committee and was given a two minute window at the end to add anything they would like to address. Each interview was tailored to the individual, and mine ranged from questions about my teaching experience, to my favourite books,

and to where I find beauty in the world.

I flew home Saturday night and anxiously awaited Sunday’s call. I felt very happy with the dinner and my interview, but I still didn’t think I was going to win. I felt like I articulated myself well, I had the chance to speak about my rural roots, experience in the cattle industry and junior programming, and why I wanted to study at Oxford – but I was still preparing my “gracious loser” speech. When I answered the phone and was told I was selected, I was speechless. The next two weeks were a whirlwind of phone calls, interviews, emails, and zoom meetings before I headed to Agribition with my family.

Being at Agribition a week later only reinforced how true my closing statement was: that this opportunity is meaningful for me and my family, but also for my community. I think that it’s so important to have people in the industry and in rural communities that strive for new experiences and unique challenges. Growing up in Maymont and in the cattle industry put me in proximity with amazing mentors who not only gave me the skills I needed to succeed, but genuinely supported me and made me believe that there was no limit to what myself and my peers could accomplish.

I have recently submitted my application to Oxford, acceptance of which will make my Rhodes scholarship official. I am hoping to pursue an MSt degree in English Literature to study contemporary feminist fiction before beginning my doctoral degree with the end goal of working professionally in academia as a professor. I am very excited to study alongside the other inspiring Rhodes Scholars and my classmates in the Faculty of English, experience the history of the city of Oxford, and hopefully travel throughout the United Kingdom and Europe!

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Johneʼs Disease Idenification, Specifically in Purebred Herds

Johne’s disease, pronounced “Yonees”, is a very slow developing, insidious disease that can creep into your herd. The classic case is one where diarrhea and weight loss continue over a period of time. This is in spite of having a good appetite and nothing else wrong. It has a very long incubation period of about two years or longer. Experimentally, they have been able to induce clinical signs as early as eighteen months, but the average age in most cow herds is five years or so. It is caused by a mycobacterium organism and the spread between animals is usually the fecal to oral route. This is why cows will often spread it to their calves because the organism is being shed in the manure. Although shedding can be intermittent, it is young animals that often contract it from shedding mothers at under six months of age.

To me, purebred herds have several reasons to be hyper vigilant for this disease and take steps to stamp it out if it is detected. First off, the value of purebred cattle and the fact that selling offspring into other herds, including breeding bulls, is your livelihood and reputation. That plus the stigma associated with the disease can be damaging. Purebred producers often buy livestock from other breeders so are introducing outside genetics which is a good thing. There is always a rare possibility of introducing something like Johne’s disease. Most commercial breeders only bring in their herd sires so maintain a somewhat closed herd as far as females are concerned if they raise their own replacements. That is not possible, or desired, in the purebred industry and so in the unlikely event Johne’s were ever to be diagnosed, I want to offer some steps

to help you start to eradicate it.

Anytime you have an animal with unexplained weight loss, try to get an actual diagnosis and especially if diarrhea occurs in a mature animal Johne’s should be a possibility in the back of your mind, or your veterinarian’s. If it dies and is thin, please get an autopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Have a discussion with your veterinarian and do testing if need be. One of the issues is that diagnostics can be challenging as testing doesn’t always pick up the positives. I think a fecal PCR test which measures the DNA of Mycobacterium in the manure is pretty accurate on the clinical cases and cases soon to be clinical. Fecal culturing is the gold standard but takes a long time (few months) to confirm so is seldom done anymore except in research.

The biggest thing is don’t panic, get testing done and if positive and the animal was purchased, it behoves you to notify the breeder that raised the calf. It may be a dead end where the source can’t be clearly found. Again, this condition can go on for years without being detected but it is pretty likely the animal picked it up when it was a lot younger, often from its mother.

I need to be very clear, Johne’s disease is out in the cattle industry but at pretty low levels. In a survey in western Canadian commercial herds by Dr. Campbell and others at Saskatoon, 1.6% of cattle tested positive and 5.4 % of the herds had at least two cases. My hope is that this level is even lower in purebred herds, but we don’t know that for sure.

If you get a positive test, the beauty is in the purebred industry, you know the calves that cow may have had and where they are so they could be tested if two years or older. Also, if purchased, the original breeder

could do the same to trace it back. Sometimes nothing is found and in recent research, wildlife can be incriminated as deer and elk can also get this disease. Veterinarians are looking for co-morbidities. This means other, maybe subclinical, diseases that stress the cow and make them more susceptible to getting and breaking with Johne’s disease. Johne’s is contagious but it takes exposure over a period of time and generally exposure at a young age to contract it. Most cases it has been contracted as a calf in the first six months of its life. If the clinical case was not purchased, the next potential group to check in a herd is the same age cohorts, as the clinical case that were born and housed or pastured together as calves.

Calves and bred heifers are too young to test as they would always show up negative so concentrate on primarily the age group where one is clinical. Really valuable animals, such as flush cows, can be isolated to keep from contaminating others until too much weight loss has occurred and then shipped for slaughter as long as they are not too thin. The meat is safe for consumption and condemnation only comes with severe emaciation.

The biggest advice I can give is not to panic, develop a strategy to test selectively and remove, ship, or isolate positives. They do what they call a pooled PCR, where five animals are combined and if negative, they all are negative. If positive, they go back and individually test to find out the specific positives. This technique can save lots of dollars in the testing process and find if there are any subclinical carriers.

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Maritime Charolais Association AGM

The Maritime Charolais Association had an impressive turnout on Saturday, December 17th, for our AGM in Amherst, Nova Scotia.

Charolais demand remains very high in the Maritimes; in fact, demand is exceeding supply. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our fall female sale (Atlantic Elite Char Sale) due to a shortage of entries, but we are optimistic a 2023 sale will happen.

A P.E.I.-bred Charolais bull consigned by Preston Acorn topped the all-breeds Maritime Beef Test Station sale in April 2022, bringing $7,000.

We were proud to be able to send a delegate to the 2022 CCYA National Show and Conference: Elizabeth Heighton from Nove Scotia ended up being the Senior Aggregate Champion.

Open Charolais shows were wellattended throughout the Maritimes in 2022, including the Classic Heritage Beef Show in Windsor, NS; the NB Beef Expo in Sussex, NB, and PEI’s Provincial Ex in Charlottetown, PEI.

12 4-H members were recognized and awarded for completing beef projects with purebred, registered Charolais heifers, and several of these were lucky enough to represent their province’s beef team at the Royal Ag Winter Fair in Toronto this fall.

We recognized Ken Coulter as the recipient of the 2022 Commercial Breeder of the Year, a repeat Charolais bull buyer and cow-calf producer from Wallace, NS.

A successful photo campaign was launched last winter to promote Maritime Charolais; the Facebook photo contest reached over 11,000 people.



be slower to get rid of. If exposure is highly suspicious in certain animals, it may take testing over several years to make sure they are clean. I have dealt with cases in clinical practise and most veterinarians have too, so not panicking and keeping client confidentiality in mind, not pointing fingers, and systematically developing a plan to eliminate it over time works well.

It never hurts to review manure management, and this helps with other diseases, such as calf scours.

Having a clean calving area and keeping cohorts together, say in 50 cow calf pairs at calving, using a different bucket for feeding and manure management are great strategies. Cleaning the bucket before feeding, if you just used it for manure loading, is another strategy to prevent spread. This disease has been around for a long time and many years ago was often diagnosed as hardware disease. Most purebred breeders are very diligent at this, so most Johne's comes in with purchased stock.

By acting on a clinical case, recognizing it early, and following with testing and culling will go a long-way to keeping incidence very low in the beef industry and hopefully, be able to totally eliminate it over time. It is why it is a notifiable disease in most provinces and together we can hope to keep it out of most purebred herds or eliminate it when it is detected. That is the goal and maintaining the purebred herds’ reputation for quality genetics and high health.

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Manitoba Charolais Association 2023 Board of Directors Front L-R: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PE (Secretary-Treasurer); Brett Francis, Crapaud, PE (President); Jacy McInnis, Nappan, NS (Vice-President) Back L-R: Ken Langille, Upper Malagash, NS; Nick Green, Kingston, PE; Josh Redden, Windsor, NS; Cole Campbell, West Mabou, NS; Elizabeth Heighton, River John, NS Missing: Jacob McAffee, Lower Knoxford, NB Directors Ken Langille (left) and Elizabeth Heighton (right) presented Kenneth Coulter (centre) with the Commercial Charolais Breeder of 2022 Award

Stephen Cholak, Lamont, was re-elected President of the Alberta Charolais Association at their annual meeting held December 9 in Red Deer. Jamie Ehret, Hilda, was elected 1st Vice-President with Marina Rasmussen, Innisfail selected as the 2nd Vice-President. Janice Wirsta, Elk Point, was re-elected as Treasurer. Deb Cholak, Lamont, is returning as Secretary for another term. Dianna Walgenbach, Botha; Tyler Young, Sturgeon County; Brad Quinton, Nanton; Justin Vaage, Champion; Russell Gallelli, Crossfield; Scott Anderson, Minburn; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Tim Riley, Arras, BC are all returning as Directors. William Winsnes, Ryley, retired from the board.

The AGM is held in conjunction with the Alberta Select Show and Sale. The Annual banquet was well attended. After a fantastic meal, President

Alberta Charolais AGM

Stephen Cholak gave opening remarks and presented the Annual awards for 2022. The ACA also acknowledged breeders who have been active for 50 consecutive years or more.

The 2022 Breeder of the Year went to Footprint Farms from Esther. The Commercial Breeder of the Year Award was presented to Davediuk Farm, from Beaverdam.

MNP, Red Deer, was awarded Booster of the Year. The 2022 Pioneer Award went to the Pratt Family, High Prairie. Double L Ranch, The Wagers

Family, Innisfail; LeeMar Charolais, Leroy and Donna Martin, Parkland County; Prairie Cove Charolais, The Bullick Family, Bashaw; Gidding Bros. Charolais, The Gidding Family, Telkwa, BC and Charworth Charolais, The Shuttleworth Family, Balzac. All received 50 plus Years Awards.

The ACA also honoured four Scholarship Recipients. Peri Phillips, Waskatenau; Elizabeth Harty, Strome; Clare Starosta, Rocky View County and Faith Shuckburgg, Stettler.

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2022/2023 ACA Board: Back Row: Dianna Walgenbach, Botha; Tyler Young, Sturgeon County; Brad Quinton, Nanton; Justin Vaage, Champion; Russell Gallelli, Crossfield; Scott Anderson, Minburn; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Tim Riley, Arras, BC. Front Row: Janice Wirsta (Treasurer), Elk Point; Marina Rasmussen, (2nd VicePresident), Innisfail; Stephen Cholak (President), Lamont; Jamie Ehret (1st Vice-President), Hilda; Deb Cholak (Secretary), Lamont Rob Lundago accepting the 2022 Booster of the Year award on behalf of MNP from Marina Rasmussen
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Mark and Lori Davediuk accept the 2022 Commercial Breeder of the Year award from Marina Rasmussen

Charolais Life

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

Rosso Convocates

Haley Rosso, Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, convocated with Distinction, from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Education this past December. Haley is the daughter of Kevin Rosso and is a CCYA Alumni.

It’s a Girl!

Lainey Maria Anne Johnson was born on November 25, 2022, to Erin Jackson and Stephen Johnson of Inglis, Manitoba. Lainey is treasured by grandparents Donna and Carman Jackson, of High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis, Manitoba, and Herb and Brenda Johnson, Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, Alberta. Erin is a CCYA Alumni.

It’s a Boy!

Kutter John Giofu was born on November 30, weighing 8 lb 12 oz and measuring 21.25” long. Proud parents are Megan and Layne, and sibling Lyra, of Mortlach, Saskatchewan. Proud grandparent is Kevin Rosso and great-grandpa John Rosso, of Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Megan is a CCYA Alumni.

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Marina Rasmussen presented Elizabeth Harty with her scholarship Philippe Lusson & Marina Rasmussen presented Frank Pratt with the 2022 Pioneer award The Martin family accepted a 50 plus Year Award from Marina Rasmussen for Lee-Mar Charolais Cathy, Rebecca & Amber Shuttleworth accepted a 50 plus Year Award from Marina Rasmussen for Charworth Charolais Bill and Bubbles Bullick received a 50 plus year award from Marina Rasmussen
Stephen Cholak & Marina Rasmussen presented Travis & Nichole Foot, of Footprint Farms, with the 2022 Purebred Breeder of the Year Award ALBERTA CHAROLAIS AGM, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24

Alberta Select Show

Alberta Select Single Bull Show

PCC HUSK 218K, a January 16th son of CCC WC Redemption, from Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, was chosen as this year’s Champion at the Alberta Select single bull show, December 9th, in Red Deer, Alberta.


Bull Pen Show

The Champion Pen of 3 Bulls at the Alberta Charolais Select Show were two sons of CCC WC Redemption 7143 and a son of TR PZC Mr Turton 0794, exhibited by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw.

The Reserve Champion of this 18-entry show was Oakstone WARRANT 12K, a January 14th son of Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D, shown by Oakstone Land & Cattle Co., Bawlf.

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Grand Champion Charolais Female

BALAMORE EXQUISITE 215K (Keys Powermax 57G), CJD Charolais Ltd and Fundy Charolais, Fenwick, NS

Reserve Grand Champion Female CAMPBELL HOPE 1F (WR Wrangler W601, calf - Mr Louber Erickson 456E), Campbell Charolais, West Mabou, NS.

The Reserve Pen of 3 was from McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, with a son of SCX Jehu 233E, a son of LT Patriot 4004 and a son of RBM Fargo Y111. The 8-pen show was judged by Keith Black, Forester’s Falls, ON; Michael Hunter, Roblin, MB and Jordan Moore, Redvers, SK.

Grand Champion Charolais Female BALAMORE EXQUISITE 215K (Keys Powermax 57G), CJD Charolais Ltd and Fundy Charolais, Fenwick, NS

Reserve Grand Champion Female CAMPBELL HOPE 1F (WR Wrangler W601, calf - Mr Louber Erickson 456E), Campbell Charolais, West Mabou, NS.

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Alberta Select Charolais Sale

December 10, 2022 • Red Deer, AB

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

15 Bred Heifers $162,000 $10,800

29 Heifer Calves 189,500 6,534

44 Lots $351,500 $7,989

1 Semen Lot (10) $10,000 $1,000

2 Embryo Lots (11) $25,000 $2,273

A huge crowd gathered to select quality females from the 26 consignors at this annual sale. Cattle sold across Canada.

High Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 29, PRO-CHAR CASTINE 68J (Polled, -2.8 BW EPD, 24 M EPD, 44 TM EPD), sired by Sparrows Casino 511C, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Sparrows Kingston 139Y daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora, SK. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis.

Lot 3, TURNBULL’S MISS CORBYN 215J (Polled, -4.5 BW EPD, 75 lb BW, 91 YW EPD, 28 M EPD, 51 TM EPD), sired by Steppler Magnum 99G, bred to HC Jagermister 160J, out of a Cedarlea Shoeless Joe 83C daughter. Sold for $17,000 Parsons Cattle Company, Tees. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek.

Lot 5, Pick of Parsons Cattle Company Bred Heifers. All heifers bred to TAC 78J. Sold for $16,500 to Turnbull Charolais. Consigned by Parsons Cattle Company.

Lot 28, PRO-CHAR ALANA 34J (Red, Polled, 23 M EPD), sired

Alberta Select Sale

by Pro-Char Slugger 49D, bred to LEGL Super Duty 19J, out of a ProChar Roadster 4Y daughter. Sold for $16,000 to Mutrie Farm, Glenavon, SK. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais.

Lot 4, TURNBULL’S MISS SARAHJANE 265J (Polled, 50 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by Elder’s Hernandez 17E, bred to HC Jagermeister 160J, out of an LT Ledger 0332 P daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Highway 21 Group. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves

Lot 21, SOS VALYRIA PLD 73K (Homo Polled, 55 WW EPD, 109 YW EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D, out of an SOS Hooey Pld 127D daughter. Sold $14,750 to Highway 21 Group, Acme. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie.

Lot 26, HARVIE JWX ALISA 2K (Polled, -1.3 BW EPD, 52 WW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by Turnbulls DutyFree 358D, out of an SVY Kaboom

Pld 7113T daughter. Sold for $13,000 to J-Star, Beachburg, ON. Consigned by Harvie Ranching, Olds and Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK. Lot 24, CML JEWEL 216K (Homo Polled, -.9 BW EPD, 47 WW EPD, 97 YW EPD, 30 M EPD, 53 TM EPD), sired by CML Intuition 14H, out of a BCA Monti Montana daughter. Sold for $11,750 to Tye Mitchell, Delisle, SK. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane.

Lot 23, CML DESIRAE 206K (Homo Polled, -1 BW EPD, 87 YW EPD, 30 M EPD, 51 TM EPD), sired by CML Timeless 974G, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter. Sold for $11,250 to Highway 21 Group. Consigned by McLeod Livestock.

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Scott & Krista Sherwood added two bred heifers to their herd Katie & Cole Parsons bought a high selling bred heifer Rob & Deanne Young consigned and purchased a heifer calf Ed Miller was a volume buyer

Char-Maine Sale

Char-Maine Ranching with Brayshar Charolais Bull Sale

Auctioneer: Frank Jenkins Sale Manager: Wright Livestock Marketing Services

December 8, 2022 • Fort MacLeod, AB

Gross Average

33 Two-Year Old Bulls$262,000 $7,939 30 Yearling Bulls $315,250 $10,508 66 Lots $577,250 $9,163

This 18th annual sale saw a large crowd with many repeat and volume buyers on hand to purchase quality two-year old and yearling Charolais bulls, along with 10 yearling Salers bulls that averaged $6,300.

High Selling Two-Year Old Bulls

Lot 39, MAIN LUBBOCK 1127J (Polled, 62 WW EPD, 122 YW EPD, 52 TM EPD, 40 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of a Pleasantdawn Clever 214C daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Cypress Springs Ranch, Elkwater.

Lot 46, MAIN ESTRADA 1136J (Polled, 6.1 CE EPD, -.5 BW EPD, 58 WW EPD, 118 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 52 TM EPD, 43 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Lanza 1427 Pld daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Cypress Springs Ranch, Elkwater.

Lot 29, MAIN ESTRADA 1115J (Polled, 61 WW EPD, 120 YW EPD, 24 M EPD, 55 TM EPD, 41 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an ABC Cobb’s El Magico Poll daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Cypress Springs Ranch, Elkwater.

Lot 31, MAIN ESTRADA 1118J (Polled, 61 WW EPD, 122 YW EPD, 24 M EPD, 55 TM EPD, 40 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Lanza 1427 Pld daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Hansen Ranches, Cardston.

Lot 41, MAIN FENTON 1129J (Polled, 14 CE EPD, -4.8 BW EPD, 49 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD, 47 TM EPD, 41 cm), sired by TMJF Fenton 99F, out of a JSR Estrada 52E daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Thompson Colony, Fort MacLeod.

High Selling Yearling Bulls

Lot 2, MAIN ESCONDIDO 15K (Homo Polled, 103 lb BW, 60 WW EPD, 125 YW EPD, 27 M EPD, 57 TM EPD), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of a CTP Mr Arrow 156A daughter. Sold for $57,000 to Highway 21 Group, Acme.

Lot 58. BRAYSHAR GLOBAL 11K (Homo Polled, 98 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD, 8.4 CE EPD, 53 WW EPD, 108 YW EPD), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of a MAIN Blue Grass 40W daughter. Sold for $17,000 to Char-Maine Ranching. Cardston. Consigned by Brayshar Charolais, Nanton.

Lot 10, MAIN ESTRADA 5K (Polled, 111 lb BW, 63 WW EPD, 127 YW EPD), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an ABC Cobb’s El Magico Poll daughter.

Sold for $16,000 to JG Larson Livestock, Jenner.

Lot 14, MAIN ESTRADA 20K (Polled, 85 lb BW, 66 WW EPD, 124 YW EPD, 56 TM EPD), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of a BLC Iceman 24Z daughter. Sold for $14,500 to Donahue Ranch, Fort MacLeod.

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Ed Miller bought the High Selling bull of the day Repeat Buyer Logan Porter bought in volume again 40 year buyers Terry Quinton & Charlie Woolford purchased again and Steve Quinton picked up the high selling Brayshar bull
Sterling Collection Sale December 1, 2022 • Regina, SK Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sale Manager: Bohrson Marketing Services Gross Average 6 Cow/Calf pairs $78,500 $13,083 33 Bred Heifers $165,250 $5,008 4 Heifer Calves $16,250 $4,063 2 Pregnant Recips $11,000 $5,500 44 Lots $271,000 $6,159 Superstar Charolais Sale December 18, 2022 • Saskatoon, SK Actioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Gross Average 1 Cow/Calf Pair $38,000 $38,000 1 Bred Cow 8,500 8,500 9 Bred Heifers 115,250 12,805 13 Heifer Calves 179,250 13,788 2 Flushes 28,000 14,000 26 Lots $369,000 $14,192 27 Embryos $34,000 $1,259 Total Sale Gross $403,000 NEWS Sales in Brief Technical World Congress 2023 logo in top right) (on right of logo) Charolais World Technical Conference Czech Republic, 20-25 April 2023 (Nahradni photo to be main picture on page - other photos blend around it) Complete information and registration form at www. charolaisinternational.com Registration closes February 28th
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No Borders 11th Annual Select & DRD

Final Roundup Dispersal Sale

December 9, 2022 • Virden, MB

Auctioneer: Danny Skeels

Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average

No Borders

4 Bred Cows $27,100 $6,775

9 Bred Heifers 51,050 5,672

8 Heifer Calves 33,300 4,163


12 Cow/Calf Pairs $83,600 $6,967

4 Bred Cows 14,800 3,700

2 Bred Heifers 10,000 5,000

2 Heifer Calves 4,500 2,250

1 Bull Calf 3,900 3,900

42 Lots $228,250 $5,435

Buyers from six provinces bought from the quality offering put forth by the six consignors in the 11th Annual No Borders Select Sale and DRD’s Final Roundup Dispersal Sale. PreCovid sized crowd was back on a nice early December day in Virden, MB.

High Selling Cow/Calf


Lot 29, BAR H DELIGHT 122G (4th Gen. Polled, -1.1 BW EPD, 1,625 lb), sired by HRJ Maverick 556C, out of an LT Ledger 0332 P daughter, bred to MAIN Stetson 24H. Sold for $4,500 to Vee R Bar Charolais, Ceylon, SK. Consigned by DRD Charolais, Sintaluta.

Lot 29A, DRD KELIGHT 122K (4th Gen. Polled, 99 lb BW, 1,050 lb, -2.8 BW EPD), sired by MAIN Stetson 24H. Sold for $4,000 to Scott & Traci Blenkin, Indian Head, SK.

Lot 28, STEPPLER MS 39H (4th Gen. Polled, -1.4 BW EPD, 1,480 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Sparrows Braxton 519C daughter, bred to MAIN Stetson 24H. Sold

No Borders & DRD Sale

for $4,500 to Vee R Bar Charolais. Consigned by DRD Charolais.

Lot 28A, DRD Kowboy 39K (4th Gen. Polled, 96 lb BW, 1,050 lb), sired by Elder’s Horacio 74H. Sold for $3,900 to Lewis Family Farm, McAuley.

High Selling Bred Cow

Lot 9, PLEASANTDAWN FRITA 706G (3rd Gen. Polled, .1 BW EPD, 24 M EPD, 1,945 lb), sired by SVY Wizard 707E, out of an Eastons Big Bud 10402 P daughter, bred to Silverstream Padra P7. Sold for $13,000 to JK Charolais, Landsdowne, ON. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake.

High Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 1, Pick of the High Bluff Stock Farm Bred Heifers. Sold for $12,000 to Crocus Valley Charolais, Killarney. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis.

Lot 2, PLEASANT DAWN JACKIE 846J (4th Gen. Polled, 56 WW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 1,590 lb), sired by Saddleridge Freighter 1F, out of a Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A daughter, bred to JMAR Lead Time 1L16. Sold for $6,750 to Royale Charolais St-Bernard Lacolle, QC. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais.

High Selling Heifer Calves

Lot 4, PLEASANT DAWN MAGNOLIA 513K (4th Gen. Polled, -1.5 BW EPd, 93 YW EPD, 29 M EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Vessel 195H, out of a Pleasantdawn Spawn

765W daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Terry Creek Charolais, Baltimore, ON. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais.

Lot 16, KERR MISS LILMAN 207K (Full French, 25 M EPD, 820 lb), sired by Hisman, out of a Maple Leaf Hat Trick 165Y daughter. Sold for $4,500 to TRI-N Charolais, Lenore. Consigned by Kerr Charolais, Cartwright.

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Mark & Ashley Vermeulen were volume buyers in the DRD sale taking 5 bred females Lewis Family Farm were volume buyers in the DRD sale taking 6 calves Jesse Nykoliation selected the second high selling heifer calf Todd Aird purchased the high selling heifer calf Curtis Lovett bought the pick of the High Bluff bred heifers
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Canadian Cattle Association President’s Report

It didn’t take long for board members and staff at the Canadian Cattle Association (CCA) to get back into the swing of things following the holiday season. The promise of a new year has brought a renewed energy to push forward on key policy files impacting cattle producers across the country, investing in our next generation, and continuing conversations with government and consumers about how raising cattle in Canada is part of the climate change solution.

January 1, 2023, saw new regulations come into force designed to further improve safety and address driver fatigue. These regulations mandate the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) by federally regulated carriers and work hand in hand with Hours of Service rules for commercial drivers. These new regulations are in addition to the recently amended Humane Transport Regulations for Livestock, which limits the withdrawal of feed, water and rest (FWR) to 36 hours for weaned cattle in transit.

Safety is paramount and should never be compromised, but for the livestock industry, this important issue extends further than motor vehicle safety. Commercial drivers are responsible for the welfare of the livestock they are hauling and any changes to the regulations should also consider their unique needs.

While all commercial drivers must be prepared to handle possible emergencies and adverse driving conditions, the transport of livestock can have additional unforeseen delays that can result in impacts to welfare of the animals. Any delays in loading, unloading or at border crossings count as “on-duty time”.

This is problematic for livestock

haulers as a driver cannot simply pull over and go “off- duty” as they could with inert freight. Most livestock trailers are passively ventilated and require movement to maintain an appropriate environment. It is often not feasible to unload animals during unexpected delays due to limited rest facilities, animal stress, and biosecurity risks.

CCA is working with a coalition of national livestock associations to actively engage the Government of Canada to address the aspects of the regulations that may unintentionally compromise the welfare of live animals (and bees). Collectively, we are proposing harmonization with the transportation regulations in the United States (U.S.), which provide an exemption of drivers’ on-duty time with a 150-mile air radius (240 km) of their load origin and destination. We are also asking for clarity on enforcement so drivers know how and when emergency situations can allow them to extend their time driving to best manage the welfare of the animals in their care. This flexibility is key and should come into play only occasionally.

As we move forward on this file, it’s impossible not to think about Reg Schellenberg and his strong dedication and passion for animal health and care. He strived to bring common sense recommendations to government that acknowledged the unique circumstances facing the Canadian beef industry, while ensuring the proper care and welfare of animals. Traveling to his funeral, it was striking to me how vast Canada is, reminding me that policy and regulations need to take this into account.

CCA also continues to push on one of our key budget asks for the establishment of a Canadian vaccine

bank for foot and mouth disease (FMD) through conversations with Parliamentarians and department officials. In recognition of the strong integration of the North American beef value chain, the CCA has collaborated with our counterparts in the United States (U.S.) and Mexico to call with a united voice for continued investment in FMD vaccine banks in each country.

Canada’s establishment of this critical infrastructure will be a major milestone in our preparedness against the threat of FMD. In anticipation, CCA is providing leadership to national and international collaborative efforts on emergency planning and preparedness. Domestically, through Animal Health Canada, CCA is working with government and other at-risk commodities to ensure the vaccine bank can be operationalized effectively in an emergency situation. Internationally, we have identified a shared need for continuity of business plans for use in a possible FMD outbreak in North America.

Our young leaders also kicked off the year on a strong note with a total of six representatives from our leadership development programs travelling to Denver, Colorado. Trip participants took in the National Western Stock Show, industry tours, and networking opportunities with representatives from the beef industry in the U.S. to better understand how cooperation and collaboration between our countries supports and maintains our integrated supply chain, helps add value on both side of the border, and dealing with issues of importance to Canadian and American beef producers. A special thanks goes out to the Consulate General of Canada in Denver for their efforts in coordinating an interesting program for our young

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leaders and providing funding to support their travels.

We are very proud of the opportunities our youth programs provide to strengthen the next generation of our industry. We encourage any youth, ages 18-35, interested in getting more involved in the Canadian beef industry and wanting to make an impact to consider applying for the Canadian Cattle Young Leaders program. The application period is now open and closes on March 31, 2022. Apply today at (QR Code at end of article)

In closing, I am looking forward to being in Ottawa to celebrate Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 15. This event provides an excellent opportunity to build on the conversations we have been having with Parliamentarians, government officials, and consumers about the important contributions that Canadian cattle producers make to addressing food insecurity, helping secure our economic recovery following the pandemic, and being a part of the climate change solution.

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Coyote Flats 8th Charolais Bull Sale

December 16, 2022 • Coaldale, AB

Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

Sale Manager: Wright Livestock Marketing

Gross Average

38 Two-Year Old Bulls$285,000 $7,500 27 Yearling Bulls $178,650 $6,617 65 Lots $463,650 $7,133

The new sale date did not change the quality of yearling and twoyear old bulls on offer. Coyote Flats’ Win-Win program is a great asset to this annual sale. Many repeat and volume buyers take advantage of the opportunity to get a bid back on their calves.

High Selling Two-Yearling Bulls

Lot 32, CFC 83F UPGRADE 116J (Polled, 96 lb BW, -.4 CE EPD, 64 WW EPD, 119 YW EPD, 51 TM EPD, 2063 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by HVA High Tide 83F, out of an Elder’s Raptor 43Y daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Stoney Ridge Livestock, Taber.

Lot 50, CFC 38D COMMANDER 119J (Homo Polled, 108 lb BW, 55 WW EPD, 114 YW EPD, 27 M EPD, 55 TM EPD, 2160 lb, 43 cm), sired by PH Personna 38D, out of a Pleasantdawn Splendor 53Z daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Agroscope Inc., Bow Island.

Lot 40, CFC 83F BLACKJACK 197J (Homo Polled, 10 CE EPD, -2.7 BW EPD, 92 lb BW, 62 WW EPD, 120 YW EPD, 52 TM EPD, 1897 lb, 41 cm), sired by HVA High Tide 83F, out of a Circle Cee Legend 307A daughter. Sold for $14,500 to Nester Ranching.

Lot 57, CFC 176F THE GAME 115J (Polled, 102 lb BW, 60 WW EPD, 108

Coyote Flats Charolais Bull Sale

YW EPD, 47 TM EPD, 1918 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by HVA Big Dog 176F, out of a Cedardale Zeal 125Z daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Nester Ranching, Cessford.

Lot 54, CFC 176F GAMBLER 191J (Homo Polled, 105 lb BW, 74 WW EPD, 131 YW EPD, 50 TM EPD, 1939 lb, 39 cm), sired by HVA Big Dog 176F, out of a McTavish Ironhide 31B daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Denis Bouvier, Guy. High Selling Yearling Bulls

Lot 9, CFC 38D HULK 31K (Polled, 7.1 CE EPD, -.9 BW EPD, 84 lb BW, 51 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 51 TM EPD, 1316 lb, 38 cm), sired by PH Personna 38D, out of an SOS Eclipse 83E daughter. Sold for $12,500 to R&G McDonald Livestock, Sidney, MB.

Lot 6, CFC 83F NITROUS 26K (Red, Polled, 110 lb BW, 65 WW EPD, 124 YW EPD, 51 TM EPD, 1301 lb, 38 cm), sired by HVA High Tide 83F, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Wallace Fraser, Gem.

Lot 25, CFC 9712 CUSTOM 16K (Homo Polled, 7.5 CE EPD, -.7 BW EPD, 55 WW EPD, 100 YW EPD, 48 TM EPD, 1266 lb, 38 cm), sired by LT Countdown 9712 Pld, out of a MAIN Ledger Up 105E daughter. Sold for $10,250 to HEJ Charolais, Innisfail.

Lot 1, CFC 83F TANK 20K (Polled, 8.2 CE EPD, -2 BW EPD, 87 lb BW, 59 WW EPD, 110 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 55 TM EPD, 1311 lb, 37 cm), sired by HVA High Tide 83F, out of an Elder’s Raptor 43Y daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Stoney Ridge Livestock.

Lot 7, CFC 83F MONOPOLY 58K (Homo Polled, 106 lb BW, 63 WW EPD, 111 YW EPD, 53 TM EPD, 1306 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by HVA High Tide 83F, out of a KCH Canyon 82R daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Lippa Land & Cattle Ltd., Coutts.

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Wallace Fraser purchased the second high selling yearling Repeat buyer Kyle Gouw selected high selling bulls in volume Ron McDonald bought the high selling yearling bull Natalie and Les Nester bought a pair of high selling bulls Jeralyn and Marina Rasmussen picked up a new herdsire

Steppler Farms 100 for 100 Female Sale Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co December 14, 2022 • Miami, MB

Gross Average

82 Bred Heifers $429,200 $5,234 10 Heifer Calves 40,250 4,250 1 Flush 9,000 9,000 93 Lots $478,450 $5,145 6 Embryos 5,250 890 Total Gross $483,700

In celebration of the farms 100th Anniversary, Andre and Katie wanted to have a special sale. The sale saw cattle sell to eight provinces and one state with many buyers taking multiples. At the start of the sale some fundraisers were held to raise money for STARS. Dutch auction tickets for a heifer from Darrin Pearson & Stepplers, along with $10,000 Silage Cutting credit from Gilbraith Farms, a quilt, pies, mineral, high hoe credit and a John Deere bike combined to raise $39,125 from across the country.

High Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 73, STEPPLER MISS 348J (-.3 BW EPD, 26 M EPD), sired by Pro-

Steppler Female Sale

Char Winchester 6D, out of an HTA Contender 605D daughter, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $15,500 to Balamore Farms, Great Village, NS.

Lot 48, STEPPLER MISS 220J (-1.6 BW EPD, 23 M EPD), sired by Steppler Blue Print 64C, out of a Sparrows Braxton 519C daughter. bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $14,500 to Dale McKay, Brandon.

Lot 42, STEPPLER CHILLIN’ IT 169J (30 M EPD), sired by CAYS Full House 22E, out of a Sparrows Braxton 519C daughter, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $14,000 to Bina Charolais, Lawton, ND.

Lot 87, STEPPLER MISS 442J (30 M EPD), sired by Sparrows Hacienda 407B, out of a Sparrow Seminole 927W daughter, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $13,750 to Balamore Farms.

Lot 50, STEPPLER MISS 385J (53 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by Steppler Seminole 927W, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to Becks Thread 2176J. Sold for $13,500 to HEJ Charolais, Innisfail, AB.

Lot 28, STEPPLER MISS 340J (54 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by Beck’s Charm 867F, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $11,500 to

Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK.

Lot 34, STEPPLER MISS 103J (24 M EPD), sired by Steppler Axel 320G, out of a Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z daughter, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J. Sold for $10,000 to Dale McKay.

High Selling Heifer Calves

Lot 4, STEPPLER 60K (57 WW EPD, 110 YW EPD, 24 M EPD), sired by Elder’s Houlio 4H, out of a Pro-Char Winchester D daughter. Sold for $5,750 to HEJ Charolais.

Lot 6, STEPPLER MISS HOPE 38K (Red Factor, -.1 BW EPD), sired by Pro-Char Diamondback 113H, out of a Pro-Char Winchester 6D daughter. Sold for $5,000 to Gilbraith Farms, St. Claude.

High Selling Flush

Lot 12, Choice to flush any cow in the Steppler herd. Sold for $9,000 to DCR Farm, Miami.

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Miss Praire Cove Female Sale

December 15, 2022 •Bashaw, AB

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

5 Bred Cows $49,500 $9,900

6 Cow/Calf Pairs 104,500 17,417

13 Bred Heifers 175,500 13,500

17 Heifer Calves 208,000 12,236

1 Pregnant Recip 8,500 8,500

42 Lots $546,000 $13,000

Semen (20 straws) $9,250 $463

9 Embryos $17,250 $1,917

Once again, the folks at Prairie Cove Charolais offered up a tremendous set of quality females at this biennial sale. Cattle sold across Canada and into the United States. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs

Lot 36, CARRS MS INSIDER 1905P (Polled, 78 WW EPD, 130 YW EPD, 30 M EPD, 69 TM EPD), sired by WIA-Conley Insider D9 P, bred to SVY Trust 6H, out of an SCR Bronco 9026 daughter. Sold for $17,500 to JG Larson Livestock, Jenner.

Lot 36A, MISS PRAIRE COVE 278K (Polled, 66 WW EPD, 111 YW EPD, 27 M EPD, 60 TM EPD), sired by PCC Brewitt 929G out of a WIAConley Insider D9 P daughter. Sold for $21,000 to Caprock Cattle Co., Muleshoe, TX.

Lot 39, CAYS LILY 2H (Polled, 8.6 CE EPD, -1.5 BW EPD, 27 M EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by M&M Outsider 4003 Pld, bred to SVY Trust 6H, out of a TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Marti McEwen, Lloydminster, SK. Consigned by Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK.


Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale

(Polled, 8.2 CE EPD, -.2 BW EPD, 24 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by SVY Mayfield 30H, out of an M&M Outsider 4003 Pld daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Prairie Cove Charolais.

High Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 1, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 110J (Polled, -1 BW EPD, 23 M EPD), sired by TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630E ET, bred to TR MR Rhinestone 4658B, out of a TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET daughter. Sold for $52,500 to Jon-Ern Farms, Blenheim, ON and Nicki Ross, Innisfail.

Lot 24, MISS PRAIRE COVE 48J (Polled, 7.8 CE EPD, -1.3 BW EPD, 69 WW EPD, 113 YW EPD, 27 M EPD, 62 TM EPD), sired by PVF Ridge 7142, bred to PCC Bourbon 118J, out of an M&M Raptor 8122 Pld daughter. Sold for $21,000 to Highway 21 Group.

High Selling Heifer Calves

Lot 2, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 202K (Polled, .6 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by HVA Fireball 662F, out of an M&M Raptor 8122 Pld daughter. Sold for $29,000 to Clear

Water River Charolais, Blackie.

Lot 3, Miss PRAIRIE COVE 225K (Polled, 9.1 CE EPD, -2.2 BW EPD, 28 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by M&M Outsider 4003 Pld, out of a TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Brian Dudgeon, Dobbinton, ON and Nicki Ross.

Lot 6, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 234K (Polled, 46 WW EPD, 26 M EPD, 49 TM EPD), sired by SVY Trust 6H, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter. Sold for $22,000 to Blind Creek Holdings, Saskatoon, SK.

Lot 16, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 268K (Homo Polled, .2 BW EPD, 53 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD), sired by BRCHE White Bear 8505 Pld ET, out of a TR Mr Trademark 5554R daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Alton Century Farms, Kincardine, ON.

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Charolais Dispersal Sales

January 9, 2023 • Kisbey, SK

Auctioneer: Chris Poley

Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Gross Average

50 Cow/Calf Pairs $301,550 $6,031

36 Bred Cows 130,550 3,626

35 Bred Heifers 154,100 4,403

16 Heifer Calves 47,700 2,981

2 Bull Calves 5,000 2,500

33 Two-Year Old Bulls 175,650 5,323

2 Mature Bulls 12,500 6,250

174 Lots $827,050 $4,753

The Ippolitos bred a solid set of working females over the past 15 years that were offered in this dispersal. As Darren put it, aging parents, short of help and a young family helped make the decision to liquidate this portion of their large cattle operation. It was a good opportunity at affordable prices that many volume buyers took advantage of. This was a young cowherd that is just reaching its potential.

High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs

Lot 71, WOOD RIVER ECTASY 109E (Polled), sired by Sparrows Latigo 436B, out of a Sparrows Richmond 905W daughter, bred to Elder’s Jaguar 181J. Sold for $9,500 to Snake Valley Charolais, Champion, AB.

Lot 71A, MOOSE CREEK ECTASY 196K (Polled), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B. Sold for $3,600 to Snake Valley Charolais.

Lot 53, WOOD RIVER SWTDREAMS 117D (Polled), sired by Winn Mans Lanzadero 849U, out of an HC Prince 430P daughter, bred to HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C. Sold for $5,750 to BCL Genetics, ON.

Lot 53A, MOOSE CREEK 71K (Polled), sired by Sparrows Buccaneer 742E. Sold for $5,000 to Brett Twa, Coronation, AB.

Lot 78, HIGH BLUFF NATASSIA 9C (Polled, 24 M EPD), sired by KKK Bronco 2204 P, out of a Harvie Red Vinaza 48Y daughter, bred to Elder’s Blackjack 788B. Sold for $5,250 to Highway 21 Group, Alix, AB.

Lot 78A, MOOSE CREEK NATASSIA 208K (Polled, 88 lb BW), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B. Sold for $4,000 to Highway 21 Group.

High Selling Bred Cows

Lot 95, MOOSE CREEK ROWANA 193H (Polled, 99 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Buccaneer 742E, out of an SCR Triumph 2135 daughter, bred to Elder’s Jaguar 181J. Sold for $6,000 to Highway 21 Group, Acme, AB.


8G (Polled, -.7 BW EPD), sired by C2 Emprie 46E, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W, bred to Elder’s Jaguar 181J. Sold for $5,750 to Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert.

Lot 110, WOOD RIVER SUNSHINE 17D (Polled, -2.3 BW EPD), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Winn Mans Lanzadero 849U daughter, bred to Sparrow’s Buccaneer 742E. Sold for $5,500 to Highway 21 Group.

High Selling Bred Heifers

Lot 26, SPARROWS DANA 421J (Polled, 28 M EPD), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Sparrows Traction 768E daughter, bred to JWX Guinness 787G. Sold for $9,750 to BraxCam Farms, Milk River, AB.

Lot 7, MOOSE CREEK SUNSHINE 118J (Polled, -1.8 M EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by Sparrows Buccaneer 742E, out of an LT Ledger 0332 P daughter, bred to JWX Guiness 787G. Sold for $8,750 to Highway 21 Group.

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 139, MOOSE CREEK WINNIE 252K (Polled, ET), sired by DF Mr Outrageous 64G, out of TR Ms Wyoming Wind 5604R. Sold for $5,000 to 719 Cattle Co., Hanover, ON & Brian Dugdeon, Dobbinton, ON.

High Selling Two-Year Old Bulls

Lot 142, MOOSE CREEK 14J (Polled, -.9 BW EPD, 90 lb BW), sired by SKW Take Off 44F, out of a Sparrows Buccaneer 742E daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Pringle Farms, Didsbury, AB. Lot 175, JWX JOURNALIST 99J (Polled, ET, -.6 BW EPD), sired by TR CAG Carbon Copy 7630E ET, out of Elder’s Dalyce Rayel 80C. Sold for $8,250 to Thistle Ridge Ranch, Taber, AB.

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Unforeseen challenges are unpredictable and often arise in sudden, unanticipated ways. The cattle industry is one that sees these challenges more often than it would like to admit. All of the challenges that this industry has had to face can make it difficult at times, but it is an industry that has learned to adapt quickly. People are reacting and responding to work through whatever life has decided to throw at them.

These past years we have seen an increase in social media production. With this, the cattle industry has been put at the forefront for social media discrimination. We have witnessed the backlash of information that has falsely been spread and it has taken a toll on what our industry stands for!

Generally misinformation on a topic can spread like wildfire; imagine a whole industry up for grabs. Each aspect is picked apart and up for everyone to see. If a society is not educated on the truth; the cattle industry is going to face hardships. An ad on social media can be eyecatching and seem like it has all the true facts; but it is once you click on the link and read the content you may find far fetching ideas. An innocent act of liking a post can start a spiral of unnecessary information flooding the feeds of millions.

A way to navigate through these times is starting the positive chain of correct information into the cyber world. As cattle producers they need to stand up and speak about what they are passionate about. It is the livelihood that they have taken the chance on and they should be proud

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to embrace it. It may seem daunting to put your story out there, but no one is going to know the truth if the information is not provided. By adding 10 second clips to social media feeds to express your everyday life can intrigue the consumer into asking more questions. By starting with the quick snapshots of your life; it can intrigue someone to keep watching. Many people get turned away from reading something if it is a long wordy post, so it is ideal to share more posts with shorter descriptions. Frequency is also important; your audience is not going to take how serious the topic is, if there are only posts every month. It is important to post at least once a week to get people’s attention.

Another part of navigating these times of social media is getting information out to the younger generations. This up and coming generation lives on technology, so I believe it needs to start there. If we are going to see a stop to the backlash on the cattle industry we need to start when they are younger. This topic can easily be brought into the classroom. Even if it is five minutes a day that may be more than their parents have heard their entire life. Giving the children the chance to go home and tell their parents what they learnt that day. If a student can go home each day and say something they have learnt; the parents have a higher chance of listening to their child’s new interest. A child’s voice is one that will make a difference with this challenge that the cattle industry faces. Having Agriculture in the classroom join in the conversation can allow for positive reinforcement on social media that this industry needs. It is also keeping the students engaged and they are more likely to be able to retain and explain to other peers.

There is never a clear strategy in navigating certain circumstances. It is taking the chance and seeing what outcome you can achieve. As long as

it is still making a positive outcome and keeping the engagement in the cattle industry. Unforeseen challenges are always going to happen, but there is a community behind each individual that could be or has been affected by the same challenge. The cattle industry is not one for the weak mind or the faint of heart; there is always a target on the back of you.

Tyson Black, Foresters Falls, ON Senior - 2nd Place

When looking at a year like we have seen in the recent past with so many unforeseen circumstances, there are a lot of unique challenges that need to be looked at to ensure that your farm remains profitable. One of the main ways to stay successful is money management, although ensuring money is being properly spent may be a key factor, an even bigger issue that often gets forgotten about is securing the best payment of income.

In order to stay ahead of your monetary issues you must figure out what costs the most in the production cycle. On most cattle operations the biggest expenditures are contributed to the feed and nutrition of the cattle. With that being said, ensuring that feed does not go to waste is the first thing that I would look at. Starting with the production of feed, making sure that it is cut at the correct stage and then properly stored to ensure minimal spoilage from external moisture, are the first steps of saving feed. Then feeding is the next step to saving on feed. Putting bales in hay rings is a great way to keep feed clean and not spread around the yard, if feeding a TMR ration feeding in bunks to keep it from getting tramped into the ground is the best way to save on feed. Also,

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feeding with a mixer wagon allows you to mix the lower quality feed with higher quality allowing the better feed to last longer. Staying on the topic of feed in very dry years the price of hay will be going up. In order to save money on feeding you can utilize a pellet grain that will have all the essential ingredients to keep your cattle healthy and fed. In most cases pelleted feed will be cheaper to feed than bales of hay. Feeding on pasture is also a great way to save money. During drought ensure the rotational grazing practices are used to allow for adequate regrowth of the pastures.

On the topic of budgeting in a dry year, sometimes keeping all the cattle is not a good idea. Having a strict culling program and selling off any cattle that may have temperament or structural issues is the way to go. A strict culling program will not only save you on feed costs but will also bring in some extra income to help focus on the top end of the herd. Continuing with the marketing of animals on years where pasture is hard to come by and feed is costly it may be a good idea to investigate marketing your calves earlier in the season. Weaning these calves off their dam will not only help prolong the life of the pasture but will also all them to put on more condition before the winter season.

With expenditures being constantly reviewed you must also look at how to bring in the most money in order to stay profitable. One thing that farmers in the western provinces can do to ensure they get the best price is to take advantage of the Western Livestock Price Insurance. This will allow producers to book in a certain price for example the breakeven price of the calves, this will then allow the farmer to sell said calves at a lower price but still be able to break even on them. Another way that producers can try to get the best price is to join a pre-sort sale; these sales will allow the farm to have their calves mixed into larger, more uniform groups that are more sought-after by the buyers. With these more uniform groups buyers are more willing to spend a

little more. This will also help if you have some lower quality animals that can be mixed into a group of higher quality to receive a higher price. Profitability on calf sales can also be optimized by giving regular vaccinations.

In the end to navigate tough times I would firstly ensure that I am utilising my feed to its full potential by either preventing waste or utilising a mixer wagon to save on feed. I would then focus on culling any animals that might be issues. This will allow me to save feed and also bring in a little extra money. Finally, I would utilize programs that would help increase value to my calves and bring in more money.

Chayle Oatt, Tara, ON Intermediate - 1st Place

worth it”(Cross “Farmers concerned as cost of production soars”).

Agriculture source Ontario Farmer says that “because of the Ulaainian war the fertilizer market has been significantly affected”.

Navigating a year with unforeseen challenges in the cattle industry

In farming there can be challenges such as drought, flooding, forest fires, weather, input costs, sickness and the economy. The challenges in farming as a whole translate to challenges in the cattle industry. There are ways that people can deal with this, but there also needs to be a plan in place.

The economy has farmers faced with multiple challenges especially when it comes to the prices of input costs vs commodity prices. Food prices and fuel are continuing to increase, but the price being obtained for the cattle is not increasing at the same rate. This can lead farmers to not be able to afford to fuel their equipment. CBC says that “oil prices are heading higher in the short term because of uncertainty” (Evans, “From energy to food prices and even inflation, here’s how war in Ukraine could impact Canada’s economy”).”The prices of fertilizer as well have gone up so much that farmers are being hesitant to book to get even any of it or even if it’s

If prices continue to rise to over $2.29 per litre for diesel and oil, farmers may not be able to afford to fill their combines and other equipment (Reuters). Income for farmers will continue to become more volatile if people can not buy or afford as much as they used to. USDA says that “income variability affects key farm decisions like labour or a cushion for low income years”. If these prices continue to rise, farmers that do not have a steady income wil·lsoon start to disappear and that will become a threat to our economy. These inputs are vital in assisting to growing hay, grain, corn, etc which is then fed to the cattle.

The weather also plays a huge part in raising healthy cattle. Farmers are often faced with the threat of drought, flooding and forest fires. With the threat of drought in some provinces, it is leading some farmers to not be able to plant crops for animal consumption, grow hay or even have animals. Ffc has said “Drought conditions, extreme weather events and surging demand since 2019 have contributed to recent global supply/demand imbalances for several major crops. In Canada, last year’s drought reduced Canadian stocks-to-use ratios to lows not seen in years.” (Top 5 economic trends for Canadian agriculture and food to watch in 2022, ffc). Drought is leading to demand in more things like food not only for people but also animals which is leading to farmers not being able to have a strong source of income. Not only drought being a problem but also have the problem of forest fires and flooding. CBC says that “Wildfires in B.C.’s Interior spread flames and smoke across the landscape, destroying the town of Lytton and threatening Smith’s farm and ranch in the Nicola Valley”. A few months later “a series of atmospheric rivers flooded the province,


inundating farmland that had endured blistering heat just months before”. (Extreme weather events have strained farmers’ mental health. But asking for help still a hurdle for many, CBC).

Input costs are becoming a problem for farmers, because of them continuing to rise. The costs are affecting how much fanners are wanting to spend for their fields and cattle. According to a CBC article they are seeing fertilizer prices increase by multitudes of 200 per cent or even 300 percent. They have also said that “prices for ammonia and chemical fertilizers rose 0.5 per cent month over month in February, which was a 10th consecutive monthly increase”. (“Rising input costs amid supply shortages” CBC). If these prices continue to rise, smaller farms, over time, will be put out of business. To help start lowering costs, farmers grow their own food resources so that they then have a secure whole sale price and don’t have to pay retail on their cattle feed. Expenses for the animals are rising faster than the income and is causing volatile prices. More than other industries. “Prices in agricultural markets are often much more volatile than other industries. This is because Supply is price inelastic in the short term. (It takes a year to grow most crops), demand is price inelastic. (Food is essential, and people are not usually put off by higher prices), supply can vary due to climatic conditions.”(Pettinger Tejvan Economics help). Prices are continuing to rise over if farmers can not produce enough feed or other things, a way that people could potentially help is if they can grow some of their own fruits and vegetables wheres farmers can make their own feed for cattle or other animals like having them pasteurized.

With these challenges, there will always be the factor of if farmers can prevent them. In some cases it is out of their control. Like trying to make sure that their crops do not get set on fire by a forest fire or if there are severe weather watches, like drought

watches, because when those happen there is a higher demand for more food not only for people but animals too. Then there are input costs which are causing volatile prices because of the inputs of animals rising over the income for farmers. This needs to change by having farmers and others start making smarter decisions with how they use things like water and food. In the cattle industry there will always be challenges, but those can change as long as people recognize what really happens and what the consequences are.

Tiffany Frost, Kingsey Falls, QC Intermediate - 2nd Place

How to plan for the future of unforeseen challenges in the cattle industry

Most people have food, clothing, shelter, and other important necessities but where does that all come from? One of the most important jobs in the world is farming which is where everything leads back to. Farming is a passion. It’s proved to be one of the toughest jobs in the world, but in my opinion, the best job in the world. One way to farm is with cattle. Cattle produce many things, for example, as they grow, they produce meat, they have babies to grow your herd or sell at feeder sales or send to the butcher for your own nutrition. Some produce milk, and all of them can produce leather for clothes and other things. To some, Farming may seem easy when they are used to lots of work, but in the reality of living on a farm, it can be very challenging. Being a farmer requires you to plan a year for the best care of the animals when you have no idea what will happen. You could run into problems like drought, flooding, diseases, etc. You need to think about all the challenges you could run into and be prepared for the worst.

The weather can be a big problem for many farmers. We don’t know if there will be a drought or flooding

or a big storm that will destroy our crops. We can’t prevent those types of things, but we can be prepared for them. We need to make sure there is enough food for our animals. Cattle eat a lot of hay and it’s their main source of food. The weather can affect how we make their hay. If there is a drought, it can cause the grass to not grow. If there is a flood, it can kill the grass from too much water. To be prepared for things like this, you could make extra hay for the next year. That way if something happens, you will have enough food to feed the cattle. You could also be prepared to sell some cattle. Farmers don’t want to get rid of their cattle but if they don’t have enough food to feed them, they will need to sell them anyway. If they only get fifty percent of the hay they usually make, they need to be prepared to sell fifty percent of their cattle to be able to feed the rest of the cattle enough. You will want to pick out the best cows on the farm and make sure those are the ones you will keep. We need to make sure they can always get water in case the wells run out from drought. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other types of storms like that can cause many problems too. Not only for the cattle’s food but also for their safety. Most farmers in tornado-prone areas build tornado-safe barns to protect their animals if there ever was a tornado. Others might have a place to take them. Farmers also want to have some kind of shade for their cattle. Planting trees in pastures or putting pastures around some wooded areas can provide shade for them. Doing this can protect the cattle from heat stroke on very hot days. Not only can the weather be a big problem for farmers, but the economy can be a big challenge too.

Farming can be very expensive. It’s not a job where you work from 9 to 5 for five days a week and make a certain amount of money a month to spend on things you want. In beef cows, it’s a job where you are working pretty much all day every day and the only money you make to spend on things you want comes from selling


the calves. We usually plan to sell the calves in the fall when the prices are the best, but we never know what the exact price of them will be. Some years it could be very good and others it could be not so good. Some years, diseases like Mad Cow can cause a market crash and drop the prices to the ground. If you end up in a year where the prices aren’t as good, you could lose money instead of make money. The money you lose, most of the time, comes from money that you borrowed, meaning that you will need to sell more cattle and not buy the stuff you want, just so you can pay whoever you borrowed the money from. Farmers run into challenges where the prices of things you need go up. For example, this year, the prices of fuel and gas doubled. We didn’t know that it would get that bad. We are spending all of the money to pay for fuel, to drive the tractors to make the crops, to feed our cattle instead of buying the new tractor that we needed or the new barn we wanted to build. If we want to do something like that, that will cost lots of money, so we want to make sure we have some extra to spend.

In conclusion, farming can be a tough job, especially when you don’t know what kinds of problems and situations you will encounter throughout life on the farm. There are so many more challenges that farmers run into so the key is to make sure that you are prepared for the worst even if it might not get that bad. When things don’t work out, don’t give up. Ask for help, and keep trying to achieve your goals. Sometimes it’s hard, but you don’t always get what you want, so work with what you have to make the best for you, the people you love, and your animals.

Elise Howe, Moose Jaw, SK Junior - 1st Place How I Would Describe the Cattle Industry to a Classmate

If I had to describe the cattle industry to a classmate, I would describe many things, but I would start to ask questions about their knowledge and if they knew very little, I would start basic. Below are the key points I would describe to my classmate.

First, I would begin to describe why we raise the cattle. I would tell my classmate, we raise the cattle to become beef, we raise the cattle to feed our growing world. I would let them know we raise cows on land that we can’t grow food for people. Cattle farmers also use leftovers and by products from people food to feed our cows. I would tell them that cows can eat waste potatoes, bread and even citrus fruits.

Second, I would tell them about the butchers and feedlots and how the cattle go there to be fed and finished so they are ready to go to butcher. I would also mention how then the butchers play a large part in the process of pasture to plate. I would also tell them about how the steers are mostly the ones that get sent to butcher and not so much the cows, calves, and bulls.

Third, I would explain to my classmate that the beef cattle we raise, sent to feedlots, and butcher sometimes end up as our nutrition filled steaks and burgers. I would tell my classmate about the ZIP, Zinc to help you grow, Iron to give you energy, Protein to build your muscles and the Vitamin B to keep your brain healthy.

Fourth, I would tell them about how the steers are usually put on a ration of silage, hay, barley, minerals, and supplements. I would also tell them that the steers stay on this ration for about four months then they are sent to butcher.

Fifth, I would tell my classmate

about the cow-calf operation and how the cows are bred then they spend nine and a half months developing their calf or calves, then they calve, after that they will spend six to eight months together on pasture. Then the calves are weaned, and they are ready to start living up to their full potential.

Sixth, I would describe to my classmate that there are many different breeds just like cats and dogs and I would tell them about the Charolais, Angus, Belted Galloway, Belgian Blue, Simmental, and Herford. Different breeds of cattle fit in all sorts of farming types I would mention.

These are the things I would describe to my classmate about the cattle industry. Hopefully after my descriptions my classmate learned more about feeding processes, cow-calf operations, what cattle become, feeding rations, the different breeds, why we raise the cattle and how feedlots and butchers are very important in the pasture to plate process.

Matthew Howe, Moose Jaw, SK Junior - 2nd Place

How would you describe the cattle industry to your classmate?

How would I tell a classmate about the cattle industry? Well, I would try and break it down to basic topics. Firstly, I’d tell them about cow calf operations, which is the first stage of a cow’s life. Next, I would explain feed lots and beef production, the reason we have cattle. The third part I would explain is beef and byproducts, which are the whole point of the beef industry. Those are the three basics of the cattle industry.

So first we have cow calf operations. Cow calf operations are the start of a cow’s life. They are born and raised on farms. They spend about six to eight months on these farms before they get separated from their mothers in the fall when they are ready to care


for themselves. The females are often kept for raising more calves and the males, generally, are sent to feedlots. The cows on cow calf operations, on average, calve in spring. These cows stay on this farm and have a calf every year that will be either sent to a feedlot or kept on farm to raise calves. Females have their first calve when they are two years old. The calves that are kept are raised with their mother on pasture with the rest of the herd for six to ten months. Cows are also good for the environment. They conserve grasslands and they share the land with other wildlife.

After the males are separated from their mothers they are then sent to feedlots. So now they might be wondering what a feed lot is. It is a big farm with lots of dry pens, where they are put onto feed and fattened for butchering. Once they arrive at feedlots, they are put in pens for feeding for around three

to four months. Many feedlots feed stored grass silage along with grain and supplements to help the cattle with growth. When the calves are sent to the butcher, they should be around twelve hundred pounds for an Angus, which may vary by animal and breed. Then they become part of someone’s meal.

The third basic is beef and byproducts. After the cattle are butchered, their meat is processed at the packing plant. The beef is cut, processed, and packaged. Then it is sent to stores, where people buy the meat to eat. This meat will be in various forms such as steak, ground beef, soupbones, burgers, and many more items. Then there are also beef by-products. Some examples are that cow hide can be used to make footballs and basketballs, gelatin is a beef by-product, which makes Jello, as well as lots of other products including medicines for people. So

not only do we just use the meat, but we also use all the other parts, so they don’t get wasted.

Now they might wonder, why would I buy beef and not something else? What makes beef better than other proteins? Beef is a great source of protein, contains critical nutrients and has lots of iron and zinc, along with many others. So not only does it taste good, but its healthy for you too.

So that is the beef industry. Cow calf operations are for raising cattle to go to feedlots. Feedlots are for feeding and fattening cattle to prepare them for making good meat. Then there is beef, which is healthy, tastes good, and is huge meat product for the world. As well as by-products which are used for things such as footballs and basketballs, to gelatin and fat which can be used for gum, and many other things. So that is how I would describe the cattle industry to my classmate.

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2022 Charolais Female Sales Summary


Notes: (Applicable to the following chart)

• Statistics were compiled from Canadian Charolais Female Sales, which were reported to the Charolais Banner in 2022.

• Eighteen (18) sales were reported in 2022, the same as in 2021

• In total there were 118 11/12 fewer lots selling in 2022 with the average down $869.

• Total gross sales were down $1,630,095.

• There were 2 dispersal sales in 2022, one less than in 2021.

• Sales that included more than 10 bulls selling will be included in the 2023 Spring Bull Sale Chart.

General Summary

Number of 2022 Sales .......................................................... 18

Total Lots Offered 790 5/12 Average Sale Size.......................................................43 11/12

Total Gross Dollars $5,584,555 Overall Average per Lot $7,065

Top 5 Averaging Sales:

Agribition Sale $14,511 Superstar Charolais Sale $14,192 Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale $13,000 Balamore Farms & Guests..........................................$10,450 Canadian National Sale (Toronto) .............................. $9,872

Sales With 40 + Lots:

Wrangler Charolais Dispersal ...................................253 2/3 Steppler Farms 100 for 100 Sale ......................................... 93 Cedarlea Female Sale 52 Alberta Select Sale 44 Sterling Collection Sale .......................................................44

Top 5 Gross Dollar Sales:

Wrangler Charolais Dispersal $1,611,530 Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale $546,000 Steppler Farms 100 for 100 Sale .............................. $478,450 Cedarlea Female Sale ................................................ $400,450 Superstar Charolais Sale .......................................... $369,000

Top Selling Females of 2022


Miss Prairie Cove 110J $52,500 Jon-Ern Farms

Steppler Gabby 546H $49,000 Stacey & Chad Matthies

Prairie Cove Charolais

Steppler Farms

SOS Heartstring Pld 393K $45,000 KFC Farms Springside Farms

Pick of 2023 Springside Farms Embryo Heifer Calves $41,000 Limestone Charolais Springside Farms

Pick of Wilgenbusch Charolais Bred Heifers $32,000 Linkskov's LT Ranch

Wilgenbusch Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 202K $29,000 Clear Water River Charolais Prairie Cove Charolais

Balamore Dahlia 45D $25,000 Cays Cattle Balamore Farms

Miss Prairie Cove 225K $25,000 Brian Dudgeon & Nicki Ross Prairie Cove Charolais

HKS Ms Lane 175H $23,000 Pleasant Dawn Charolais & Highway 21 Group Howe Coulee Charolais

JWX June 8471J $22,500 Glen Gable

Wilgenbusch Charolais

MVY Starstruck 41D $22,000 Anchor D Ranch Rollin’ Acres & McAvoy

Miss Prairie Cove 234K $22,000 Blind Creek Holdings

Miss Prairie Cove 278K $21,000 Caprock Cattle Co.

Miss Prairie Cove 48J $21,000 Highway 21 Group

SVY Dina 221K $20,000 Greg Peck

Pro-Char Castine 68J $20,000 Sliding Hills Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 268K $20,000 Alton Century Farms

Wrangler Ms Portrait 214E $20,000 TF Cattle Company

Prairie Cove Charolais

Prairie Cove Charolais

Prairie Cove Charo-lais

Serhienko Cattle Co.

Pro-Char Charolais

Prairie Cove Charolais

Wrangler Charolais

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1994 42 341 $4,688 345 $2,733 469 $2,336 283 $2,247

1995 32 300 $3,379 279 $1,674 4 45 1/2 $2,004 229 $1,836

1996 30 256 $3,104 241 $1,721 406 $1,645 229 $1,721 1997 35 440 $3,480 363 $1,882 431 $43,102 1914 $259 1998 27 276 $3,443 287 $1,868 339 $2,020 180 $1,868 1999 19 149 $4,518 119 $2,429 280 $2,483 150 $2,110 2000 19 290 $5,116 122 $2,338 313 $2,543 189 $2,301 2001 20 179 $5,394 262 $2,609 337 $2,937 163 $2,255 2002 16 32 $5,784 49 $2,836 254 $2,778 160 $2,310 2003 15 141 $4,978 167 $2,192 204 $2,534 90 $2,290 2004 17 193 $4,149 132 $2,129 252 $2,010 110 $1,938 2005 21 158 $3,184 153 $2,010 240 $2,139 111 $2,204 2006 16 169 $4,241 168 1/2 $1,960 215 1/2 $2,709 132 1/2 $2,237 2007 23 402 $2,992 325 $1,596 257 $2,120 115 $2,072 2008 15 135 $3,594 172 $2,136 166 $2,353 102 $2,725 2009 12 81 $3,496 131 $2,492 179 $2,225 93 $2,256 2010 13 189 $3,634 141 $2,501 189 $2,472 86 $2,431 2011 13 265 $4,860 152 $2,666 174 $2,866 95 $2,693 2012 14 336 $5,201 93 $2,714 277 $3,419 107 $3,194 2013 16 261 $4,876 234 $1,918 307 $2,982 132 $3,151 2014 14 121 $10,880 83 $5,116 248 $5,736 86 1/2 $5,147 2015 10 57 $9,904 24 $5,998 199 $6,874 91 $6,482 2016 17 284 $6,508 101 $5,322 340 $4,631 155 $4,624 2017 18 199 $8,003 162 $4,597 281 $5,652 142 $4,974 2018 16 92 $7,810 110 $4,299 252 1/2 $5,577 156 $5,659 2019 18 93 $7,551 99 $3,697 322 $5,474 167 $6,485 2020 16 112 $6,496 186 $3,175 267 $5,768 139 $5,812 2021 14 176 $12,631

29 Year (1994-2022) Charolais Female Sale Trends # OF SALES COW CALF PAIR BRED FEMALES BRED HEIFERS HEIFER CALVES Agribition--1$49,00010$12,95020$38121$1,6211$12,00016$14,511$232,175 AlbertaSelect----15$10,80029$6,534100$10013$2,462----44$7,989$351,500 Balamore&Guests--1$25,0004$9,8755$8,00010$10,450$104,500 CanadianNational--1$22,0001$7,00010$86,50030$81712$1,3002$8,7501$12,000183/4$9,872$185,100 Cedarlea4$10,73814$6,46625$8,0508$5,906100$188------52$7,701$400,450 DRDDispersal12$6,9674$3,7002$5,0002$2,250------1$3,90021$5,562$116,800 FallFeature--2$5,22524$5,81015$4,457----1$4,00042$5,250$220,750 FallsView3$9,00026$1,1987$8,307$58,150 MissPrairieCove6$17,4175$9,90013$13,50017$12,23620$4639$1,9171$8,50042$13,000$546,000 NYRFrozenGenetics1$32,0001$17,000142$11929$1,8883$6,16713$10,708$139,200 2022 Charolais Female Sale Statistics 2021 SALE NAME COW/CALF PRBRED FEMALESBRED HEIFERSHEIFER CALVES SEMENEMBRYOFLUSH/RECIPBULLS TOTALS GROSS w No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave. 46CharolaisBanner•February2023
171 $6,983 334 $6,826 148 $5,760 2022 18 138 $8,969 88 $6,380 350 $6,258 167 $6,708

No. Average No. Average No. Average No. Average 42 $2,680 31 $2,031 150 2/3 $8,998 1690 $3,211 $5,427,661 59 $1,805 4 $2,975 143 1/4 $3,970 1459 3/4 $2,304 $3,363,250 2 $1,400 9 $2,555 107 1/2 $3,418 1250 1/2 $2,138 $2,674,080 2 $925 8 $2,919 128 1/4 $3,749 1,651 $2,424 $4,002,485 0 $0 8 $2,628 86 $3,980 1176 1/12 $2,426 $2,853,133 2 $1,425 5 $2,185 75 1/2 $5,260 774 1/4 $3,112 $2,409,676 4 $1,763 9 $4,717 104 $4,263 1031 $3,403 $3,492,265 11 $1,686 9 $2,817 96 $5,657 1054 $3,406 $3,590,470 0 $0 16 $1,792 79 $4,451 590 $3,022 $1,782,960 0 $0 4 $2,275 70 $5,404 676 3/5 $3,141 $2,125,075 0 $0 4 $3,488 56 1/6 $5,711 746 $2,879 $2,147,125

6 $1,475 8 $3,681 77 3/5 $3,837 755 3/5 $2,534 $1,914,985

0 $0 10 $2,895 78 1/2 $3,378 770 11/12 $2,881 $2,221,225

1 $1,500 5 $3,380 72 $3,410 1177 $2,352 $2,768,275

0 $0 4 $4,440 25 1/2 $3,972 603 1/2 $2,732 $1,648,520 0 $0 5 $3,840 31 1/2 $6,458 519 3/4 $2,769 $1,439,025

0 $0 12 $3,817 25 3/8 $5,383 6 41 5/8 $2,975 $1,909,000

0 $0 6 $5,042 4 4 1/2 $5,074 736 1/2 $3,671 $2,703,825 0 $0 6 $6,192 74 3/4 $4,029 891 1/2 $4,065 $3,623,750 0 $0 12 $4,283 100 23/25 $3,734 1053 11/12 $3,381 $3,563,105 0 $0 4 $5,150 6 $4,792 555 1/2 $6,786 $3,769,850 0 $0 3 $7,233 15 1/2 $12,977 473 1/2 $6,716 $3,179,845 0 $0 1 $8,000 9 1/4 $11,627 901 $5,414 $4,879,025 14 $4,471 4 $8,125 48 1/10 $7,961 851 3/5 $5,956 $5,072,300 0 $0 4 $4,738 42 3/4 $5,177 657 1/4 $5,683 $3,731,975 0 $0 6 $5,404 11 $11,462 697 11/12 $5,897 $4,115,525

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29 Year (1994-2022) Charolais Female Sale Trends OPEN FEMALESFLUSH/RECIPSBULLS/SEMEN TOTAL LOTS SALE GROSS NoBordersSelect--4$6,7759$5,6728$4,163--------21$5,307$111,450 PlatinumPicks:Vol.3--1$8,00017$4,97112$2,72110$250--1$3,400--32$4,095$131,050 QuebecSelect--1$4,20015$4,5004$2,650--------20$4,115$82,300 StepplerFarms----82$5,23410$4,250--6$8901$9,000--93$5,145$478,450 SterlingCollection6$13,083--33$5,0084$4,063----2$5,500--44$6,159$271,000 SuperstarCharolais1$38,0001$8,5009$12,80513$13,78827$1,2592$14,000--26$14,192$369,000 Uppin’TheAnte----21$5,71214$4,657-35$5,290$185,150 WranglerDispersal109$8,16753$4,76779$4,9842$2,350102/3$6,5842532/3$6,353$1,611,530 Average/Totals138$8,96988$6,380350$6,258167$6,708422$183143$1,35414$7,993422/3$4,1187905/12$7,065$5,584,555 2022 Charolais Female Sale Statistics – continued 2021 SALE NAME COW/CALF PRBRED FEMALESBRED HEIFERSHEIFER CALVES SEMENEMBRYOFLUSH/RECIPBULLS TOTALS GROSS w No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave.No.Ave. CharolaisBanner•February202347
$0 2 $3,500 19 3/4 $9,165 730 3/4 $5,411 $3,953,975
10 $7,450 34 1/3 $11,659 909 1/3 $7,934 $7,214,650
2/3 $4,118 790 5/12 $7,065 $5,584,555



We would like to commend all the Charolais Exhibitors in 2022 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

By Class

20 pts. Grand Champion10 pts. – 1st 15 pts. Res. Grand Champion8 pts. – 2nd 10 pts. Sr. & Jr. Champions6 pts. – 3rd 5 pts. Res. Sr. & Jr. Champions4 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, the 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 the present that have gained 250 points or more.




ELDER’S DESIGN 117J .......................................... 75

CML DESIRAE 105J ............................................52.5

SOS POLARBEAR 47J ........................................... 52




EMB SOUL SISTER 32K ......................................... 43

CRG PRINCESS 42J ............................................... 40




SVY COVERGIRL 232K........................................... 40

OCR MISS SIDELINE J266 .................................. 37.5




MVY BO-PEEP 8K .................................................. 35

2022 B.O.S.S. Program Results Are As Follows: 122 bulls received points

The top 5 B.O.S.S. Bulls gaining points were: 5. CCC WC Redemption 7143 Pld ET 4. BRCHE White Bear 8505 Pld ET 3. LT Patriot 4004 Pld 2. SOS Apex Pld 139F 1. CCC WC Resource 417P

The B.O.S.S. Show Sire of the year is awarded to CCC WC Resource 417P.

The top 5 Females that competed for the honor of B.O.S.S. Show Female in 2022 were: 5. SOS Polarbear 47J

4. CML Desirae 105J

3. Elder’s Design 117J 2. CML Desirae 53H

1. Miss Prairie Cove 44H

The B.O.S.S. Female of the year was awarded to Miss Prairie Cove 44H.

The top 5 Bulls that competed for the honor of the B.O.S.S. Show bull in 2022 were: 5. Southview Hitman 65H

4. Beck’s Thread 2176J

3. Baker Farms Justified 15J

2. WGD Ruger 8J

1. SVY Mayfield 30H

The B.O.S.S. Show Bull of the year was awarded to SVY Mayfield 30H.

2022 had 1 bull reaching the 500-point mark or the honor of B.O.S.S. Status. Elder’s Blackjack 788B

In the 38 years the B.O.S.S. Program has been running, 224,124 points have been awarded.



BLACKBERN FAITH 17F ....................................... 26

JWX KATIE 394K ................................................... 26





MVY FANTASIA 16J ............................................... 23

CML DESIRAE 205K .............................................. 23




MISS PRAIRIE COVE 110J .................................. 21.5

KAYR ANNABELLE 100J........................................ 21






CML JEWEL 216K .................................................. 20

DVY KNAUGHTY N’ NICE 2K ................................. 20


WGD MISS CRUSH 70K .........................................20


SOUTHVIEW TEMPTRESS 94J ............................. 18

BRSK 206K ............................................................ 18

KAYR EMBELLISH 202K ........................................ 18




CKE KATE 21K ...................................................... 16

HC ZELMA 279K ................................................... 16





Final B.O.S.S. Points 1984 - 2022 (bulls with 250 points or more)

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

TR PZC Mr Turton 0794* 2336

MSW Kapone* .............................. 2307

Sparrows Sheriff* 2142

KC Stolichnaya H016* 1732

Keys Polled Compass* .................1693

Cedardale Zeal 125Z* 1600

FVC Tango 907Y* 1481

V A L&T Big Discovery 27U*......... 1404

Sparrows Alliance* 1389

Silver Creek High Rise H099* 1360

Brampton Fourstar* ................... 1342

TR Mr Fire Water 5792 * 1337

Wildor Raven 6M* 1333

MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G* ....... 1262

Poker King Jr. GV18G* 1249

Hickory Lane Professor*............. 1235

M&M Outsider 4003* ................... 1121

BXB Dateline Son 65R* ................1116

HTA Whitehot 105A* 1076

Pembina Powerplay 81P* ........... 1058

E-Cee Katmandu 200B* ...............1051

Tall Cool One* 1049

JWK Impressive D040ET* 1046

MNE Exclusive 17E* ..................... 1036

Pembina Ultravox 3U* 1014

Donnyweir Prophet 1K* 1013

A-Jay’s Fast Track 71B* ............... 1007

Wat-Cha Streamline 114N* 1001

Great Houdini E.T.* 968

HHP Monte Carlo* ......................... 947

Nashville Goldstar 12U*................936

RPJ Eveready 403D* 897

Sparrows Cossack 11L* ................. 896

SVC Futurist 809X* 865

HTA Tundra* 822

D R Revelation 467 *.......................816

Sparrows Sanchez 715T* 799

KJP Sky Fire 51T* 795

Spains Show Me Polled* ............... 789

DC Bea Cool* ................................. 784

Willowvale Projector 90C* 783

2UP Peugeot ET* 777

CS Mango 256M* ........................... 771

LHD Cigar E46* 761

LT Rio Blanco 1234P* 760

Dbar Survivor 220M*...................... 749

HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C* 736

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* .......... 6 46

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* 605 RA Big Cat 9017 Pld*...................... 602

JSC Alladin 101P* .......................... 594

MCF Bohannon 305A* 594

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

SVY Monument Pld 159Y* ............. 543 Shelco Made Easy 512R* 543

WKM Polled Enticer* 542 VMN Habanero Pld 137L* .............. 540

LT Bluegrass 4017* ........................ 537

Wat-Cha N’th Degree 50N* 532 Hicks Kasino 11K* ......................... 522

BKJ Buckaroo 836H* .....................515

SVY Bedrock* 514

Elder’s Blackjack 788B* 504

Keys Polled Fusion 163E ............... 488

Bar EW Pld Casino 637F 48 4

KRF What-A-Boy 104Y 484

RCC Royal Masterpiece ................. 480

CS Pld Junction 4J 465

SOS Apex Pld 139F 464

Carlson’s Ice 301C ..........................459

Chardel Intrepid 455 Silverstream Geddes G102 451

LT Patriot 4004 Pld ........................ 448

CF Polled Classic ........................... 436 JIL Thunder Roll 69Z 435 DYV Clearcut 14H .......................... 430

Winn Man’s Chavez 826Y................428 M6 Gridmaker 104 Pld ET 422

LHD Mr Perfect 417

Sparrows Seminole 927W..............412 BCR Polled Unlimited 407 E-Cee New Direction 6Z 407 CCC WC Resource 417P ................. 406

JSC Superstuff 24M 403 PCFL Ultimate 14R 402 Sparrows Landmark 963W ............401 HTA Skyliter 397 ASC Eliminator 032 393

BR Cujo RCH7 ................................ 392

HSF Polled Creation 46M 386 KayR Velocity 812Z........................ 383 KCM Ultimate 144Y ........................ 381

WCR Prime Cut 764 381

Sir QCR High Gear 2P 379

LT Ledger 0332P ............................ 377

HTA Desert Storm ......................... 377 A-Jay’s Mercury 70D 376 Sparrows Eldorado 361L ............... 374 MSW Y2K ........................................ 372

JSC Express 102L 371 Baldridge Fasttrack 366 SOS Chuckwagon 54C .................. 365 CJH Turning Point 3X 364 Harvie Jager 65J 362 Soderglen Grandorr 4111U 351 Granada’s Red Ace 17B ................. 349

Lazy Jr. Zing 32Z ........................... 347 Curtis Wallace 141H 345 SCC Millenium J002P .................... 345 Merit Vintage 4065P ...................... 342 Wat-Cha Amalgamated 340 Circle Cee Legend 307A 335 LT Ramrod 4148............................. 335 CML Diablo 2X 331 RCC Royal Chip I 4192 328

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

BRCHE White Bear 8505 Pld ET .... 295

LANC Visitation 3S 293

Target Derrick 11D 293

ABC Latoro 263G ............................291

VET Dr Spock 1S 289

CJC Symbol B1067P 288

Bridor Haldrey 5H ......................... 286

Sparrows Alcatraz 18N 285

WCR Commissioner 593P 284

JDJ Smokester J1377P ET ............ 280

WDZ Mongo ................................... 280

RKG Thriller Pld 45D 277

Bar J Silverado 14S ........................276

Jezebel ........................................... 274

Turnbull’s Duty Free 358D 272

SOS Hooey Pld 127D 271

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

FH-RRR 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 ............................... 251

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


FVC KENTUCKY MORNING 40K ............................ 20


KLB KELSO 11K.....................................................20

PCC HUSK 218K .................................................... 20



BOGART KAPTAIN KLONDIKE 106K..................... 17

62K 25

CORNERVIEW KEYSTONE 32K ............................. 24

HC KENWORTH 242K ........................................... 24





JWX KING MAKER 5418K ..................................... 16



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The CCYA National Board of Directors held their Annual Winter Meeting January 13-15th, in Saskatoon SK. Many topics were discussed, and the National Board is looking forward to seeing future development within the CCYA Programs.

SEMEN AUCTION The CCYA Annual Semen Auction was held in conjunction with the National Charolais Sale November 4th, 2022, in Toronto, ON. It was a great success, and we could not have done is without the help from our donators, buyers, and sales team.

The CCYA National Board would like to say a special thank you to Langstaff Charolais, Kale Gist, and Blackbern Farms for purchasing our lots. We also would like to thank Springside Farms, Valley’s End Ranch, Cedarlea Farms, & Footprint Farms for donating our 2022 lots. Your support is greatly appreciated!

MEMBERSHIP Memberships are to be renewed for the 2023 year to receive all the CCYA benefits! We have various programs, scholarships, and opportunities to offer throughout the year so be sure to take advantage of these offerings from your CCYA Membership! All membership forms can be sent to charolaisyouth@gmail.com




The CCYA National Board is excited to work with the Manitoba Junior Association to host the 2023 CCYA Conference & Show in Brandon, MB on July 26th-29th, 2023. The Manitoba planning committee has been hard at work putting together details for this year’s conference. NEW this year - all entries will now be online! We are also very excited to include our Little Chars program again this year for participants aged 5-7 as of January 1st. WWW.YOUTH.CHAROLAIS.COM

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Calendar of Events

February 1

Howe Coulee Charolais Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Moose Jaw, SK February 1

Wirstuk Farming & Ranching Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Cut Knife, SK February 4

Hill 70 Quantock Bull Sale, 12 noon, at the ranch, Lloydminster, AB February 10

Anchor D Ranch Bull Sale, at the ranch, Rimbey, AB February 11

Springside Farms Annual Bull Sale, Stettler Agri-Plex, Stettler, AB February 11

MJT Cattle Co Ltd. 29th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the Ranch Edgerton, AB February 11

Soderglen Select Bull Sale, 12 pm Airdrie, AB February 15

Steppler Farms 12th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Miami, MB February 18

Ross Lake Charolais Open House & Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Stettler, AB February 18

Prouse Ranch Charolais Bull Sale, 7 pm, at the farm, Invermay, SK (live online sale)

February 18

St. Martin Test Sale, St. Martin Test Station, QC February 18

P & H Ranching Co. Bull Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 18

Denbie Ranch with guests Myhre Land & Cattle & Bar J Charolais, 2 pm, Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart

February 21

Rawes Ranches Performance Tested Charolais 40th Bull Sale, at the ranch, Strome, AB February 22

Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB February 22

McLeod Livestock & Triple M Farms Bull Sale, 1 pm, Cow Palace, Olds, AB February 22

Beck Farms Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Milestone, SK

February 23

Prairie Cove Charolais Bull & Select Female Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Bashaw, AB February 24

HEJ Charolais 18th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Innisfail, AB February 25

Kay-R Land & Cattle Bull Sale, at the farm, Waskatenau, AB February 25

RRTS Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC February 25

Triple C Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart February 25

Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC February 26

Pro-Char Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Glenevis, AB February 27

BOB Charolais Bull Sale, 2 pm, Stettler (AB) Agriculture Society February 28

Acadia Colony Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dry Land Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 3

Future Farms & Charworth Charolais Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 3

Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dry Land Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 3

Nish Charolais 17th Annual Bull Sale, 6 pm, Perlich Bros. Auction Mart, Lethbridge, AB March 3

Southland Cattle Bull Sale, 1 pm, Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK March 3

DanG Charolais Bull Sale, at the farm, Colborne, ON March 4

Turnbull Charolais & Guests Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Pincher Creek, AB March 4

Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC March 5

Legacy Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Botha, AB

March 7

Johnson Ranching Bull Sale, 1 pm, Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 8

Pine Bluff Charolais & Fern Simmental Bull Sale, Farm Gate Online Auction, Love, SK March 9

McKeary Charolais & Fleming Livestock Corp. Tradition Bull Sale, 1:30 pm., Compeer (AB) Community Hall March 9

Nelson Family Ranches Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB March 10

CK Sparrow Farms Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 10

Meridian Agriculture Co Ltd. Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Acadia Valley, AB March 10

Northern Classic Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Grand Prairie, AB March 11

Horseshoe E Charolais 25th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Kenaston, SK March 11

Blackbern/WhiteWater 12th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 11

Phillips Charolais Farm Open House and Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Estevan, SK March 11

Oakstone Land & Cattle Farm Gate Timed Online Bull Sale, at the farm, Bawlf, AB March 11

Transcon’s Red Deer County Bull Sale, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 13

Palmer Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Bladworth, SK March 14

Desertland Cattle Charolais Bull Sale, 5 pm, at the ranch, Sedalia, AB March 14

Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Olds, AB March 14

DM Livestock Bull Sale Farm Gate Timed Auction, Carrot River, SK

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March 15

Cedarlea Farms Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Hodgeville, SK March 16

Footprint Farms Bull Sale, 3:30 pm, at the ranch, Esther, AB March 16

Northern Impact Bull Sale, 1 pm, North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB March 16

Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Farm Gate Timed Online Bull Sale, Yellow Creek, SK March 17

High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Inglis, MB March 17

Reese Cattle Co. 14th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Didsbury, AB March 17

Scott Stock Farm 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Crossfield, AB March 18

Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 12th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 18

Thickness Sells 10th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS

March 18

AM Sunrise Farm 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Northern Livestock sales, Lloydminster, SK March 18

Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, VJV Auction Mart, Dawson Creek, BC March 18

Limestone Charolais Bull Sale, Clinton (BC) Rodeo Grounds March 18

Pleasant Dawn Charolais 21st Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Oak Lake, MB March 18

Select Genetics 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Forsyth Ranch, Herbert, SK March 18

Sliding Hills Charolais 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Canora, SK March 20

Flat Valley Cattle Co. & K Lazy T Cattle Co. & Guests Simple as Black & White Bull Sale, 1 pm, Medicine Hat (AB ) Feeding Company March 20

Highway 21 Group Bull Sale, at the ranch, Hanna, AB


March 20

TRI-N Charolais Farms 8th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Lenore, MB March 21

Poplar Bluff Stock Farm 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 21

Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 21st Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, JTM Livestock, Minitonas, MB March 22

HTA Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Rivers, MB March 23

Elder Charolais 13th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coronach, SK March 24

McTavish Farms & Guests 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 24

Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, 1 pm, Perlich Bros Auctoin Mart, Lethbridge, AB March 25

K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Elk Point, AB

in Charolais Connection. Bull sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 1 colour page in Charolais Connection.

AD RATES Charolais Banner Ads Black & WhiteFull Colour Full Page $725 $1050 2/3 Page 610 840 1/2 Page 490 685 1/3 Page 345 505 1/4 Page 285 410 1/6 Page 190 n/a 1/8 Page 145 n/a 1" Business Card 350/Year n/a Classified 1"x1 column45 n/a Classified 2"x1 column 80 n/a (add $10.00 to put classified ads on web for 1 month) • Pictures - $10 o Photos taken by fieldmen - $25 • Overruns are $1 each • Catalogue prices available on request • 4 ad contracts offer a 15% discount (card ad exempt) • Position pages will be given to yearly contracts • S ale Budget includes Banner fieldman to attend the sale, take pictures, work the ring and report the sale. Female sale budget is $400 sale attendance fee plus 2 colour pages in Charolais Banner or equivalent
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$10 to put classified ads on web for 1 month) • Pictures - $10 o Photos taken by fieldmen - $25 • Yearly contract - buy 2 ads and get the third at half price (card ad exempt) • Position pages will be given to yearly contracts • Catalogue prices available on request Connection. Publishing
The Banner cannot be responsible for errors in advertisements received after the ad deadline. The Charolais Banner reserves the right to refuse any advertisement. On any advertisement, the Charolais Banner is not liable for any charges over and above the cost of that advertisement. No agency commission allowed on livestock advertising rates. The Charolais Banner assumes no responsibility for distribution.

March 25

Lazy S Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 6 pm, VJV Auction, Rimbey, AB March 25

McAvoy Charolais Bull Sale, at the farm, Arlee, SK March 25

Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 1 pm, Candiac (SK) Auction Mart March 25

Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Cobden, ON March 25

Tee M Jay Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 25

K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Elk Point, AB March 25

Zehnder Waage Partnership Bull Sale, Greenbush, MN March 26

Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Heartland Livestock Services, Yorkton, SK

March 28

Prairie Distinction 9th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 28

White Lake Colony Bull Sale, 1 pm, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB March 29

C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, La Riviere, MB March 30

Charmark Ranches Bull Sale, 1 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB March 31

Power Up Your Pasture Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Stavely, AB April 1

Vermilion Charolais Group 37th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Lakeview Charolais, Marwayne, AB April 1

Saunders Charolais 18th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Keady (ON) Livestock Market

April 1

Transcon’s 27th Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales

April 1

Gilliland Bros. Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Carievale, SK

April 1

Maritime Beef Test Station 50th Annual Bull Sale, Nappan, NS April 2

Stephen Charolais & Guests 6th Annual Muscle Up Bull Sale, 1 pm, Whitewood (SK) Livestock Sales April 3

North of the 49th 19th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 3

Spirit of the North Bull Sale, 1 pm, Spiritwood (SK) Auction Mart April 5

Whitecap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Whitecap Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK April 6

Hunter Charolais 12th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Roblin, MB April 6

Daines Cattle 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart April 6

Flat Top Cattle Co. Bull Sale, at Taylor’s Red Angus, Cabri, SK April 8

Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Hoard’s Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON April 8

Brimner Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Manor, SK April 8

Vanderhoof Bull Sale, Vanderhoof, BC April 11

Top Cut Bull Sale, 2 pm, Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 12

White Meadow Charolais Bull Sale, Farm Gate Timed Online, Pipestone, MB April 13

Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB April 15

Cedardale Charolais 19th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Nestleton, ON April 15

Lindskov Ranches Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD July 26-29

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