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Thank You

to our new and many repeat customers in our 5th Piece of the Program Female Sale – your support is gratifying The high SellerS Bred Heifer

Thanks also to

Steppler Miss 76g

Pro-Char Winchester daughter bred to WC Whiplash to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK

Heifer Calf

Steppler Miss 322h

Sparrows Grayson out of a Sparrows Copenhagen to Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis, AB

• Peter Gilbraith • Dale McKay • Kirlene Cattle, ON • Harvie Ranching Co., AB • Reynald Chartier, ON • CK Sparrow Farms Ltd., SK • Rollin’ Acres Charolais, ON • Monty Thomson • DRD Charolais, SK • Sunshine Oak Charolais • Crocus Valley Charolais • Cas Bar Farms, SK • CK Stock Farms, SK • Coyote Flats Charolais, AB • Scott Stock Farm, AB • Dog Patch Acres, SK • Taylor Farms, ON • Twin Anchor Charolais, AB • L E J Charolais • Kyle Sprung • Darrin & Wendy Pearson • Cline Cattle Company • Francrest Farms, ON • Peter Heins & Sons Ltd., AB • Cornerview Charolais, ON • Dale Pearson • Oakstone Land & Cattle Co., AB • Blaise Zubko, SK • Glenda Merle Bryce • Spruce Meadow Charolais

We invite you to our 10th Annual Bull Sale March 14th at the farm, Miami, featuring brothers to these females.

Bred Cow

Bred and Developed for Progressive Cattlemen

Steppler Miss 170e

Sparrows Copenhagen bred Steppler Blue Print to Mutrie Farms, Glenavon, SK

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

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February 2021 VOL. 55, NO. 1 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 T 306-584-7937 • Fax 306-546-3942 www.charolaisbanner.com charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Features

ISSN 0824-1767

Profile – Cedardale Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Platinum Picks Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Conception to Consumer Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Atlantic Elite Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Albert Select Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Alberta Select Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 No Borders Select Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Char-Maine Ranching Bull Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Prairie Cove Charolais Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Steppler Farms Piece of the Program Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 CCYA Essays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Female Sale Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Name that Bull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46

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Helge By, Manager/Publisher

Departments From the Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Dans nos champs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Canadian Charolais Association News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 De la Charolais Association Canadienne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Charolais Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Canadian Charolais Youth Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Herd Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Magazine Rates and Deadlines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Index of Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

Driving down the road today I got thinking of how fortunate we are to be in agriculture. With all the turmoil in the world with the Covid pandemic, agriculture has been much less affected. People still need to eat, and farmers still need to farm. Of course, there have been some inconveniences in all sectors, like trying to get some products at your local stores, depending on which province you are in, and what level of restrictions you are under. For the most part, we have been minimally affected. For most farmers, social distancing isn’t an issue, especially during calving season, as the family and the barn are all you see. I must also say, as I have stated before, the sales last spring and this past fall were way ahead of expectations, for the most part, considering the situations. Producers that wanted, or needed to buy, did step up and did not use the pandemic as an excuse to not participate. The buyers need to be commended. This morning I was reading a press release from the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB), which is Canada’s largest association of small and medium-sized businesses, with 110,000 members across every industry and region. Nationally, the number of threatened businesses could be as low as 71,000 or as high as 222,000 (between 7 and 21 per cent of all businesses) depending on how the coming months unfold, jeopardizing between 962,000 and 2,951,000 jobs. In Saskatchewan, this range could be

as a low as 2,858 or as high as 7,891 businesses (between 8 and 21 per cent of all businesses) and between 40,064 and 109,033 jobs. Businesses in the hospitality (restaurants, hotels, caterers) and arts and recreation (gyms, venues, arcades, performing arts) sectors are most at risk, with roughly one in three businesses in both sectors actively considering closure. This includes

gathered some useful information to make your operation more profitable. From this we have seen more breeders develop websites, or realize they continually need to update their existing site. We have also seen an increase in presence and social media activity from participants and trust the return on time will be well worth their efforts. Branding (and I don’t mean hot

Nationally

Business Closures

2020 Inactive Canadian firms from Statistics Canada

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businesses that have already become inactive in 2020, Canada could lose a total of between one in eight (12 per cent) and one in four (26 per cent) businesses during this pandemic. Again, we are incredibly lucky to be in agriculture and can continue our lives without the threat of layoffs that we see in many other segments. We had some particularly good feedback from our Marketing School in early December and thank the many breeders from across the country for participating. We also want to thank the speakers for their time, effort, and selflessness of information shared with everyone. Besides the social media/marketing specialist, we chose breeders from outside the breed to explain what has made them successful. These breeders are industry leaders, and they did not disappoint. The question-andanswer sessions were very positive, and whether you were a novice in marketing or looking for some advanced information, we hope you

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iron or freeze) of your operation is ever so important. Creating an image that is recognizable and positive to the industry has also been shown to provide positive results. In marketing, everything you do is measured and rewarded, or discounted, by how it presents to your customer base. Repetition advertising with a branding of a logo and colours will stay with the viewers much longer than a mix mash of assortments. Unlike Forest Gump’s line that life is a box of chocolates and you never know what you will get, you need to have a consistent marketing presentation that your customers recognize to know what they are getting. 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 Jon Wright, Robbie Chomik, or I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. Until next time, Helge

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Helge By

En roulant sur la route aujourd’hui, jai pensé à la chance que nous avons d’être en agriculture. Avec toutes les turbulences dans le monde avec la pandémie de la Covid, l’agriculture a été beaucoup moins touchée. Les gens ont encore besoin de manger et les agriculteurs doivent encore cultiver. Bien sûr, il y a des inconvénients dans tous les secteurs, comme essayez d’obtenir certains produits dans vos magasins locaux, selon la province dans laquelle vous vous trouvez et le niveau de restrictions auquel vous êtes soumis. Pour la plupart d’entre nous, nous avons été très peu touchés. Pour la plupart des agriculteurs, la distanciation sociale n’est pas un problème, en particulier pendant la saison de vêlage, car la famille et la grange sont tout ce que vous voyez. Je dois également dire, comme je l’ai déjà dit, que les ventes du printemps dernier et de l’automne dernier ont largement dépassé les attentes, compte tenu les situations actuelles. Les producteurs qui voulaient ou avaient besoin d’acheter se sont mobilisés et n’ont pas utilisé la pandémie comme excuse pour ne pas participer. Les acheteurs doivent être félicités. Ce matin, je lisais un communiqué de presse de la section de la Saskatchewan de la Fédération Canadienne de l’Entreprise Indépendante (FCEI), qui est la plus grande association canadienne de petites et moyennes entreprises, avec 110 000 membres dans chaque industrie et région. À l’échelle nationale, le nombre d’entreprises menacées pourrait être aussi bas que 71 000 ou aussi élevé que 222 000 (entre 7 et 21 pour cent de toutes les entreprises) selon le déroulement des mois à venir, mettant en péril entre 962 000 et 2 951 000 emplois. En Saskatchewan, 8

cette amplitude pourrait être aussi basse que 2 858 ou aussi élevée que 7 891 entreprises (entre 8 et 21 pour cent de toutes les entreprises) et entre 40 064 et 109 033 emplois. Les entreprises des secteurs de l’hôtellerie (restaurants, hôtels, traiteurs) et des arts et des loisirs (gymnases, salles, salles d’arcade, arts de la scène) sont les plus à risque, avec environ une entreprise sur trois dans les deux secteurs qui envisage activement de fermer. Cela inclut les entreprises qui sont déjà devenues inactives en 2020, le Canada pourrait perdre au total entre une entreprise sur huit (12%) et une entreprise sur quatre (26%) au

des informations utiles pour rendre votre opération plus rentable. À partir de là, nous avons vu de plus en plus d’éleveurs développer des sites Web ou se rendre compte qu’ils doivent continuellement mettre à jour leur site existant. Nous avons également constaté une augmentation de la présence et de l’activité sur les réseaux sociaux des participants et nous sommes convaincus que leur temps vaudra largement leurs efforts. L’image de marque (et je ne parle pas de fer chaud ou de congélation) de votre opération est toujours aussi importante. Il a également été démontré que la création d’une

Nationalement

Fermetures d’entreprises

2020 Entreprises canadiennes inactives de Statistique Canada

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Total Fermetures de petites entreprises en raison du COVID

cours de cette pandémie. Encore une fois, nous sommes extrêmement chanceux d’être dans l’agriculture et pouvons continuer notre vie sans la menace de licenciements que nous voyons dans de nombreuses autres industries. Nous avons eu des commentaires particulièrement bons par rapport à notre école de marketing qui s’est déroulé au début de décembre et nous remercions les nombreux éleveurs de partout au pays pour leur participation. Nous tenons également à remercier les orateurs pour leur temps, leurs efforts et leur altruisme pour les informations partagées avec tout le monde. Outre le spécialiste des médias sociaux / marketing, nous avons choisi des éleveurs extérieurs à la race pour expliquer ce qui a fait leur succès. Ces éleveurs sont des chefs de file de l’industrie et ils n’ont pas déçu. Les séances de questions-réponses ont été très positives, et que vous soyez novice en marketing ou que vous recherchiez des informations avancées, nous espérons que vous avez rassemblé Charolais Banner • February 2021

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image reconnaissable et positive pour l’industrie donne des résultats positifs. En marketing, tout ce que vous faites est mesuré et récompensé, ou actualisé, par la façon dont il se présente à votre clientèle. La publicité répétitive avec une image de marque d’un logo et des couleurs restera avec les spectateurs beaucoup plus longtemps qu’un mélange de variété. Contrairement à la ligne de Forest Gump selon laquelle la vie est une boîte de chocolats et que vous ne savez jamais ce que vous obtiendrez, vous devez avoir une présentation marketing cohérente que vos clients reconnaissent pour savoir ce qu’ils peuvent obtenir. Nous sommes prêts pour un grand printemps de vente de taureaux, mais vous devez toujours travailler pour rester en contact avec vos anciens acheteurs. Si vous avez des questions, ou si Jon Wright, Robbie Chomik ou moi pouvons vous aider, n’hésitez pas à nous faire signe. À la prochaine, Helge


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

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

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES: ALBERTA

President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secretary: Deb Cholak, Lamont

SASKATCHEWAN

President: Jordan Moore, Redvers Secretary: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina

MANITOBA

President: Jeff Cavers, La Riviere Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie

ONTARIO

President: Josh Taylor, Dunsford Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest

QUEBEC

President: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie

MARITIMES

President: Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS Secretary: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

STAFF:

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

EXECUTIVE:

PRESIDENT: MIKE ELDER

Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

2nd VICE-PRES: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

PAST PRESIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO

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

DIRECTORS:

ROGER MALONEY

2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com

MATHIEU PALERME

814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca

JIM OLSON

Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C 204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com

LORNE LAKUSTA

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

RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

ROD McLEOD

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

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Moving Forward and Leading the “Weigh” Craig Scott, General Manager

The CCA Board of Directors held their annual fall meeting November 8-10th , in Saskatoon. This was the first in person meeting in over a year and was very productive. The first day consisted of committee meetings, starting with the Breed Improvement committee. All the committee members were able to join either in person or virtually. The Breed Improvement committee made several recommendations to be taken to the Board meeting for approval. The recommendations included continuing negotiations with the American International Charolais Association on the Joint Evaluation. The second recommendation was to move to six EPD runs per year. The schedule for the runs will be data dumps on the 1st of January, March, May, July, September, and November. Please have your data that you would like incorporated into the runs submitted by the 25th of the month prior to the run. The CCA along with our Genetic improvement consultants continue to work on developing a Terminal Sire Index. In the past year, the CCA has conducted two Residual Feed Intake Trials at Lakeland College in Vermillion. The first trial tested 51 replacement heifers and was completed last May, while the second trial of 31 heifers was completed in December. Breeders from 3 provinces took part, and we would like to thank the breeders who consigned heifers to this trial. The CCA would also like to thank Boehringer Ingelheim for their partnership on these trials. We do have a genomic project that is underway right now. If you have previously gotten a 50k SNP done, or are currently getting a 100k SNP Charolais Banner • February 2021

done on your walking sire, you can get a 100K SNP done on his dam at no cost. Contact the CCA office for more details. The Breed improvement committee and the CCA Board of Directors are also just working out the final details of a new and very exciting genomic program, please watch your inbox and social media for the announcements. Reminder that when doing genetic testing, we can now submit tissue samples for testing as well as hair. Please visit Neogen Canada to order your tissue collecting supplies. You will still need to get the DNA kit for submission from the CCA office. The Ad and Promotion committee also held a meeting in Saskatoon. The committee had discussions on new ideas as well as which of the ongoing Ad and Promo initiatives to continue with. The CCA will continue with the Cattlemen back page ad as well as investigate possibilities in other publications. The CCA will continue to keep a strong presence on social media platforms as well. We would like to thank Deb Cholak, Tanya Airey and Haylea Jones for the great job of keeping our platforms current. The ad and promo committee are always looking for high resolution photos to be used in ads. If you have some great photos that you are willing to share, please send the photos to cscott@charolais.com. Plans are under way for the CCA AGM and 60th anniversary celebration. The AGM is planned for June in Manitoba. We will follow all health protocols put in place by the Provincial and Federal governments. As more details become available, we will be sure to share them with our membership. The staff of the CCA take pride in keeping the membership up to

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de la charolias association canadienne

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

PROVINCIAUX REPRéSENTANTS: ALBERTA

Président: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secrétaire: Deb Cholak, Lamont

SASKATCHEWAN

Président: Jordan Moore, Redvers Secrétaire: Saskatchewan Livestock Asso., Regina

MANITOBA

Président: Jeff Cavers, La Riviere Secrétaire: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie

ONTARIO

Président: Josh Taylor, Dunsford Secrétaire: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest

QUEBEC

Président: Mark Frost, Kingsey Falls Secrétaire: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie

MARITIMES

Président: Jason Ringuette, Bridgetown, NS Secrétaire: Nancy Milton, Nine Mile Creek, PEI

personnel:

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

EXéCUTIF:

PRéSIDENT: MIKE ELDER

Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net

1er VICE-PRéSIDENT: KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

2e VICE-PRéSIDENT: SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com

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

administration: ROGER MALONEY

2420 Jermyn Line RR 1, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705.295.6439 C 705.761.7316 malrog64@hotmail.com

MATHIEU PALERME

814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C 819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca

JIM OLSON

Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C 204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com

LORNE LAKUSTA

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

RYAN NESBITT

17100 Cedardale Rd, Nestleton, ON L0B 1L0 905.242.2046 ryan@cedardalefarms.ca

ROD McLEOD

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

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Le conseil d’administration de l’ACC a tenu sa réunion annuelle d’automne du 8 au 10 novembre à Saskatoon. C’était la première réunion en personne depuis plus d’un an et elle a été très productive. La première journée a consisté de réunions des divers comités en commençant par le comité d’amélioration de la race. Tous les membres du comité ont pu se joindre soit en personne soit virtuellement. Le comité d’amélioration de la race a fait plusieurs recommandations au sein du Conseil pour leur approbation. Les recommandations incluaient la poursuite des négociations avec l’American International Charolais Association au sujet d’une évaluation génétique conjointe. La deuxième recommandation est de considérer de passer à six cycles d’évaluations (EPD) par an. Le calendrier des exécutions comprendra des vidages de données le 1er janvier, mars, mai, juillet, septembre et novembre. Pour que vos données soient incluses dans une ronde d’évaluations, elles doivent être soumises avant le 25 du mois précédant. L’association ainsi que nos consultants en amélioration génétique continuent de travailler sur le développement d’un indice pour les taureaux terminaux. Au cours de la dernière année, l’ACC a mené 2 études d’efficacité alimentaire résiduel au Collège Lakeland de Vermillion en Alberta. Le premier groupe a testé 51 génisses de remplacement et s’est terminé en mai dernier, tandis que le deuxième groupe de 31 génisses s’est terminé en décembre. Des éleveurs de 3 provinces ont participé et nous tenons à les remercier pour avoir fourni des génisses à ces études. L’ACC tient également à remercier Boehringer Ingelheim pour son partenariat dans le cadre de ses projets de recherche. Charolais Banner • February 2021

Craig Scott, General Manager

Nous avons un projet génomique qui est en cours en ce moment. Pour tout taureau en service naturel qui a été testé sous la plateforme SNP 50K, ou qu’il y est une demande pour son test SNP 100K en cours, sa mère pourrait être aussi testée SNP 100K gratuitement. Communiquez avec le bureau de l’association pour plus de détails. Le comité d’amélioration de la race et le conseil d’administration de l’ACC sont en train de finaliser les derniers détails pour un nouveau programme génomique très excitant. Veuillez surveiller vos courriels et les réseaux sociaux pour le lancement officiel. Nous vous rappelons que les tests génétiques peuvent être maintenant fait avec des échantillons de tissus aussi bien que les échantillons de poils. Veuillez visiter le site web de Neogen Canada pour commander vos fournitures de collecte de tissus. Vous devrez tout de même obtenir la trousse de demande d’ADN de l’association. Le comité de publicité et de promotion a également tenu une réunion à Saskatoon. Le comité a discuté de nouvelles idées ainsi que des initiatives de promotion et de publicité qui sont en cours. L’ACC continuera d’apparaitre sur la couverture arrière du Cattlemen Magazine et explore d’autres possibilités dans d’autres publications. L’ACC continuera également de maintenir une forte présence sur les plateformes de réseaux sociaux. Nous tenons à remercier Deb Cholak, Tanya Airey et Haylea Jones pour leur excellent travail envers la maintenance à jour de nos plates-formes. Le comité de publicité et de promotion est toujours à la recherche de belles photos à haute résolution pour nos annonces. Si vous avez des photos extraordinaire que vous êtes prêts à partager, s’il vous ..continued on page 14


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Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

A new year always brings hope and optimism and this year we need it more than ever. The one thing that will be certain about 2021 is that it is going to be uncertain. This statement is not intended to be pessimistic, but that we need to be prepared to adapt and adjust as we look for opportunities while we work our way out of the pandemic. Canadian cattle producers have shown great resiliency in maintaining business continuity through the pandemic by keeping beef on the plates of Canadians. Agriculture was deemed an essential service early in the pandemic which has allowed trade of live breeding stock, semen and embryos with the USA and Mexico to continue. This is important for market stability and business continuity. The challenge has been maintaining the personal aspect of the business when many of the networking opportunities such as shows, conferences, and sales have moved online or been cancelled all together. We all know how important personal interaction is in the beef industry and the timeline

for re-opening and in what format that will be is one of the uncertainties that we will face this year. Based on the information we have at this time, we are targeting fall 2021 as a point where we will see relaxing of restrictions on event gathering size and international travel that will be closer pre-pandemic levels. This is based largely on the COVID vaccination schedule provided by various levels of Canadian government. However, the pandemic has affected nearly every country in the world and their schedule for reopening will be different from that of Canada. This will continue to impact international travel and trade relations into 2022 and possibly beyond. We have a long way to go to normalize so we need to continue to be resilient and adapt so we can live our fullest lives within these conditions. Bull sale season is in high gear and balancing business while keeping everyone safe and healthy will be challenging. We have learned from our past experience that we are able to accomplish this and keep our industry moving. Our sector of the industry has been successful because we have supported each other,

avoided complacency while adhering to guidelines and protocols. The number of COVID cases in most rural areas are higher now than they were in the March-May peak of 2020 and the risk of transmission is greater, so we need to be more vigilant than ever. Information is available on Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and provincial health websites with guidance for farm operations on managing COVID for sales, international travel and daily operations. There are a few simple things we can do to ensure our sales continue to be successful. Online sales have been around for several years but have become necessary with COVID restrictions on event gathering sizes. This has made it challenging for some people who may have slow rural internet or don’t have the required computer technology available. As part of your customer support program, having cattle available for viewing ahead of the sale will be beneficial for both buyers and sellers. This a perfect opportunity to talk cattle, get to know each other and get them the right bull for their breeding program.

FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION, continued from page 10 date on what is happening in our industry, please take the time to read the mail outs, emails blasts and social media posts. If you are not receiving the E-blasts, please update

your contact information with us. Remember to “Like” and “Follow” our Canadian Charolais Association pages on Facebook and Twitter. These platforms are the way we inform our

membership. If you have questions or concerns about what is happening, please do not hesitate in contacting the CCA office or the Director for your area.

de la charolias association canadienne, continued from page 12 plaît nous les faire parvenir à cscott@ charolais.com. Le personnel de l’ACA est fier de tenir ses membres au courant de ce qui se passe dans notre industrie. S’il vous plaît prenez le temps de lire les envois postaux, les courriels et les messages sur les reseaux sociaux. Il est important de garder vos coordonnées 14

à jour avec l’association. N’oubliez de nous «suivre» sur Facebook et Twitter. Ces plateformes sont la façon dont nous informons nos membres. Si vous avez des questions ou des préoccupations au sujet de ce qui se passe, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec le bureau de l’association ou le directeur de votre région. Charolais Banner • February 2021

Les préparatifs sont enclenchés pour l’assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACC et la célébration de son 60e anniversaire. L’AGA est prévu pour juin au Manitoba. Nous suivrons tous les protocoles de santé mis en place par les gouvernements provinciaux et fédéral. Rester à l’écoute pour de plus amples informations.


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Internationally Recognized Candace By Photos supplied by Cedardale Charolais cattle on the truck as we could. Trevor and Lorraine Nesbitt Back then it was $85 or $90 purchased the farm, near prize money to win a class Nestleton, Ontario, from and it was a big part of their Trevor’s parents in 1974. Their income. We learned how to sons, Scott and Ryan, will be show cattle, which hat to wear the sixth generation on the in the ring, and how to spend land. It has been in the family the night in the feed alley,” since 1840. Trevor and Lorraine jokes Scott. “We may have started with dairy and hogs picked up the odd bad habit and sold the milk quota in 1985. Land O’ Lakes Bobbi 1B - Land O’ Lakes Bobbi 1B too.” They followed this with short Cedardale’s first champion at The Royal in 1983 “On occasion, Keith could keep cattle selling stocker cattle. come across a bit rough, but When their sons came along, they were keen to grow the They went to a sale with Keith he had a heart of gold and he started many kids in 4-H. A lot herd and start a purebred herd. where they purchased the of the lessons they learned we The Nesbitts started in the Land O Lakes Bobbi 1B heifer didn’t hear about until years Charolais business through 4-H heifers. Keith Goble, a that did really well in the shows, later or maybe they wouldn’t have been going to so many neighbour, used to let Scott and they got the bug. fairs,” laughs Lorraine. show a calf in the local fair. As “All three of our children he got older, he used Keith’s participated in the 4-H program at the Royal until animals in 4-H. They went to a sale with Keith where they aged-out. Each of them won with their heifer and they purchased the Land O Lakes Bobbi 1B heifer that showmanship over the years. Now Scott, and Ryan and did really well in the shows, and they got the bug. “We Allison, Ryan’s wife, have judged the showmanship at sold her and sourced five heifers from Ron Bailey, New the Royal,” says Lorraine. Liskeard. At one point, Keith showed in 24 fairs in one Scott, Ryan, and Allison attended Guelph University. year. We learned how to pack the tack, and load as many

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“We had a good set of black-baldy commercial cows Scott graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Commerce, and we were breeding them Charolais. At the time, we with a major in Ag-Business. Ryan and Allison graduated knew they worked, but they were getting beat up a bit from the same program in 2007. Allison is currently in the markets and there was nothing we could do about employed by Farm Credit Canada. Trevor and Lorraine it. We thought, if we had purebred cows, the worstalso have a daughter, Lisa Kemp, who graduated from case scenario with a calf would be a stocker price, but the same program and continued to become a chartered we potentially had an accountant. Scott’s wife, opportunity to add value. Nicky, is a registered nurse One day, I watched a truck drive from Our costs weren’t really working in a hospital a lot different between emergency department. the yard, and I was frustrated. the commercial and the “When we were I kicked the dirt a bit and Dad was purebred cows because younger, Mom and watching. He said, “that’s it. We are we ran them together,” Dad had about 30-40 explains Scott. commercial cows and 15 having an auction sale and we aren’t “Dad always let Ryan purebreds. When Scott selling bulls privately anymore. and I make the decisions graduated from university If they want a bull they can bid.” around the cows, unless in 2001, we bought a he thought we were really group of twenty heifers getting off track. Mom and Dad supported everything from Richard Smith, at Kitscoty, Alberta, to start building we did. We were only selling five or six bulls a year our purebred herd,” explains Ryan. For three consecutive privately. We were young guys and farmers would years, they purchased packages of purebred heifers from always try to barter with us to buy the bulls cheap. We Richard and Bev. knew we weren’t asking too much. One day, I watched a “While they were building the purebreds, there were truck drive from the yard, and I was frustrated. I kicked always cows around. Trevor had commercial cows; the dirt a bit and Dad was watching. He said, that’s it. livestock was not new to the operation,” Allison clarifies. Scott was Grand Champion Showman at The Royal 1996

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The first sales were pretty basic

Over the years, the crowd has grown

We are having an auction sale and we aren’t selling bulls privately anymore. If they want a bull they can bid,” tells Scott. “To some of those guys, it was a game. It just wasn’t my game and I just couldn’t watch those guys try to take advantage of the boys any longer,” explains Trevor. “That first year, we put four posts in the ground and made a block in the pole barn and pulled a hay wagon up with some bales for seats. Every year we have added improvements,” says Scott. “That first year, we didn’t know what to expect and I was skeptical about having a sale. Ross Bailey, the auctioneer, said I know I have twelve friends coming, so at least cook twelve hamburgers. Then forty-five people came and I was busy. We just don’t have pictures from that year, we were all preoccupied with our work. We sold twelve bulls and fed forty-five people,” proudly states Lorraine. Having no pictures from the first sale is unfortunate for Lorraine. She has a photo album from every sale but that

Their first sales were open air with auctioneer Ross Bailey

one, forming a history of the operation. “The first auctioneer of their bull sale was Ross Bailey and he sold it until he passed away in 2011. Ross was a huge help and he helped us with breeding principles and marketing. He would do anything to help kids get started in the business. Now a university friend, Carl Phoenix, sells it,” tells Scott. “Normally, we serve 250 hamburgers and there aren’t that many bull buyers, but the community comes to support us. That was the nice part. This year with covid, we really missed them,” expresses Lorraine. “Our entire sale is done in house, largely thanks to Mom, Allison and Nicky. We also rely on family and friends for help. We do our own meal, pictures, our catalogue, etc. Our fixed costs are spread over only approximately thirty bulls, so anything we can do inhouse helps. Especially if you don’t value your time,” laughs Scott. “We do get some outside help now with the videos, but largely, we do it ourselves.” “We got spoiled the first couple of years, the weather

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was so beautiful. People were in shirt sleeves and water was running. The first year we moved to the shop for the video sale was perfect for that too. It was raining and cold and nobody wanted to be outside,” says Allison. “We’ve had days where people have got sun burned and days where people were in winter coats all bundled up,” adds Trevor. “Four years ago, it was a miserable, stormy day and it was hard to get the bulls to move through the barn. We had videod everything and guys were standing in the shop, drinking coffee and watching videos instead of looking at the bulls. After that year, Trevor said, that’s it, we’re going to a video sale,’’ reflects Allison. “We had to make some changes, you ask your friends and neighbours to help move bulls through the ring. We just weren’t getting them paid back,” adds Scott. “We looked at the pros and cons. We knew if a buyer’s price limit prohibited him from purchasing the bull he wanted, he may bid on another bull if it was in front of him in the ring. We also knew that sometimes a bull would get fired up coming in the ring, that just wasn’t that way, or we wouldn’t be selling him, and that would cost us in a live sale,” explains Scott. “That’s how I could afford all of my best heifers. They Hospitality at the bull sale

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would act up in the ring and everyone else would quit bidding and I would get some great heifers for less money,” adds Nicky. “I paid $1200 for a heifer that raised many calves that competed very well at The Royal, just because she acted up in the sale ring.” “We used to sell a few replacement heifers at the bull sale, but we found we weren’t really being paid for them. More people came to buy packages of heifers negating the need to sell at the bull sale,” says Allison. “With the exception of consigning to the national sale, we sell our heifers privately,” states Scott. “We have newer breeders coming to buy packages, which has really been helpful. We also get a handful of guys that come to buy a heifer to show,” adds Ryan. They currently have 150 purebreds and approximately 50 commercial females. The wives brought cattle of their own to the herd. Allison, Ryan’s wife, came from an Angus background and has Angus females in the herd and Nicky, Scott’s wife, brought Charolais females to the herd. The main composition of the cowherd goes back to Zeal and Winchester (an Alcatraz son) and contains a handful of Dams of Distinction. Their main cash crops are corn, soybeans and winter wheat. There is high emphasis on corn and soybeans,

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probably 500 acres of each with the balance of the 14-1500 acres being wheat and spring grains for rotation. They hay around 200 acres and try to do three cuts each year. On three-cut ground, they must regenerate, every four years. Their land base also includes 320 acres of rotational grazing pasture. Pasture is the most limiting factor of the operation. “With land becoming more expensive, we have increased our production of every acre. Buying a TMR mixer has enabled us to add protein when required and eliminated our need to buy protein. At one time, you could buy hay for beef cows at $30/bale and it made sense. You just can’t do that anymore,” says Scott. “Everything is on a TMR ration. We hired a nutritionist as opposed to a feed salesman. We switched to corn sileage to get more feed per acre. We feel our bulls are healthier and last longer,” shares Scott. “A lot of land that was used for grazing has been

turned to farmland,” says Lorraine. Unimproved land would be $8000-$10,000/acres. It would be land that would have ten-acre paddocks and it would not be tiled for drainage. Grain land just isn’t trading, it is mostly all tied up in family operations. “With our locked land-base, we are not trying to increase numbers, we are trying to increase the quality of our herd. It will make our bull pen better and hopefully increase their value. There are not nearly as many cows in the area as there used to be, so marketing an increased number of bulls is a challenge,” says Scott. “If we had a hundred-acre farm come for sale, to justify the acres, you can sell the house as a private property. That is the only way you could pencil the purchase, but it comes with complications. You find yourself surrounded by a more urban neighbour base, where people have limited agricultural knowledge. It is harder with livestock as you need to be more careful with spreading manure, as an

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example,” explains Scott. “Even when we combine, we leave six rows of corn because the combine has spreaders on the back, and it may throw some husks or cobs on their lawn and city people don’t like that. We leave it until we are finished and can take the spreaders off and return to finish the job,” expands Ryan. They have no natural water source for their cattle, but all their properties have wells sufficient to meet their needs. “Cows graze on corn stocks in the fall. The length of time depends on how good a job you do combining and how hard you want to be on them. They say it should be an acre per cow per month. We never seem to get that. We supplement with distiller’s grain from an ethanol plant in Peterborough,” says Scott. “The grass is white clover, alfalfa, orchard grass, tall

fescue mix. It is about 50% alfalfa, so that provides the hay yield, and the clover fills in the base and the orchard grass providing the rapid regrowth. After three years, there won’t be much alfalfa left in it and we will graze it until it doesn’t rejuvenate well and it will have to be worked up and reseeded,” says Ryan. The herd will move from fall grazing to corn stocks. When the stocks are finished, we will roll out some round bales and if the hay is tougher, we will supplement with some distiller’s grain. After calving, they feed corn sileage, haylage and some dry distiller’s grains for a boost. “We start A.I.ing in April, as we don’t like to start calving until the tenth of January. We will continue to A.I. until we start to work on the land, unless we have a lot of manpower and can continue. We moderate the cattle we produce to meet our market demands. It is a

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Breeder’s Herd at the National Show 2019

bit of a balancing act and I’m sure it is like that for most people. We must use polled genetics as we have no market for horned bulls. We would use horned genetics for ourselves, but our market dictates differently. Birth weight is another thing that is very important for our commercial customers. The birth weight is frustrating because they don’t weigh their calves but think they need low birth weights. They will buy a bull and come back saying they could stand bigger calves,” explains Scott. The bulls are wintered in a feed yard at Scott and Nicky’s place and the commercial cows winter there in the corn stalks and there is bush for them to go for shelter. They background their commercial heifers and steers to sell in January at Ryan and Allison’s place. The youngest calves are sold in March. “The bulls get moved to the main yard for the bull sale just early enough that they can get over the fighting, but not so soon that they can wreck everything,” laughs Scott. “Another thing limiting our herd size is our facilities. Unless we were to build a large calving barn, we are at capacity of what we can handle in our current calving facilities,” says Ryan. “The biggest thing we fight around here is mud, from people being able to get around, to the cows’ performance. We calve our commercials in early May on grass,” says Scott. “By the time we put 150 cows through the barn at

calving, we just can’t handle more. It is difficult to keep cows dry and hard to keep calves dry,” says Ryan. Cedardale has been fortunate to market semen around the world. Rebel, Tyrant, Zeal, Yellowstone, Abracadabra have all been marketed through Semex. “In the summer, they asked us to not vaccinate a few they thought would be very marketable. We would vaccinate everything else and gamble on a few being IBR negative for them. Now it is really hard to motivate us to not vaccinate. You get on a program that works and you don’t want to take the risk,” says Scott. “It is a big ask for the genetic companies because they are not making a commitment to the calves until the spring, whereas the breeder takes all the risk. On the same note, it did give our program a lot of recognition and exposure, especially through Zeal,” adds Ryan. The Nesbitts lend or sell calves to other youth to help them experience the 4-H program. Although Scott and Ryan were very heavily involved in 4-H, CCYA was not part of their youth experience. Nicky’s daughters participated in the CCYA Conference in Barrie and thoroughly enjoyed the week. Now they are both studying nursing. Scott and Ryan participated in around fifteen 4-H shows every summer. They regret not participating in CCYA, but they intend to see their children participate. “Our kids were quite excited to start 4-H this year, but with covid, there was no active beef club. We still worked

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part of our customer service to serve them a meal and with the calves and they washed and brushed them. We host them that day. We try to attend our customers’ calf had a little showdown weekend at our place for families sales. When we send our stocker calves to market, there and their kids. We had ten kids, ages 9-13, participate can be quite a number of Cedardale sired calves in the and they washed and clipped sheep, they each brought sale. We have never organized it, but it seems many of their own calf and washed, clipped, and prepared it for a our customers end up in Cookstown when we do. It is conformation show, they judged, they gave reasons, and good promotion,” says Scott. we did an identification quiz and we camped. I think the “Social media also keeps us connected to people adults had just as much fun as the kids,” says Allison. through facebook and twitter. It is amazing when Showing has been a part of their marketing from customers start sending us the beginning. Being Premier pictures of their calves and Breeder at The Royal four Social media also keeps us operation,” says Ryan. times is a highlight. “To get “Ryan and Allison are in the Breeder’s Herd or Premier connected to people through charge of posting things on social Breeder is our goal. We don’t go facebook and twitter. It is media and Trevor and Scott are with a huge string, but it is neat amazing when customers start in charge of pressing like and to see other breeders with our share,” laughs Lorraine. genetics in their show string,” sending us pictures of their Trevor and Lorraine live in says Scott. calves and operation the main yard where Trevor was “There is a farm show in raised and have no intentions March at Lindsay where we set of moving. They like to be in the centre of the activities, up a display booth with flyers and videos. Many of our and it is really nice for the grandchildren. Grandma has a commercial customers also work off the farm, so it isn’t swimming pool and she keeps it at about 90 degrees and easy to visit them. We find by spending two days at this the grandchildren spend a lot of time with her. With their show, we get to visit with many of our customers as it sons close by, working together, the Cedardale Charolais attracts a strong crowd,” explains Ryan. operation has a strong foundation to build upon for the “When we follow up with people, we try to keep them next generation. coming to the sale, even if they don’t need a bull. It is (back) Scott, Nicky, Jamie, (front) Allie, Kade and Brett

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Conception to Consumer Program Excerpt from White Gold, The Story of Charolais in Canada

In an expanded effort to ensure the performance records. beef producers would be behind future of Charolais as a viable cattle The sires would be mated by A.I. to them in their testing program. They breed and not a speculative trading at least forty cows from co-operating were right. Over one thousand cows commodity, the CCA introduced a commercial cow herds. The herds of varying breeds were enrolled ground breaking progeny testing had to be large enough to test a on twelve different ranches to test system in 1968, called Conception to selection of bulls, thus eliminating a the twenty bulls entered on the Consumer Program. management biased test. first year of the program. It seemed Testing had been a long time Rules and regulations were that everyone was interested in the concern of Charolais breeders. They strict. Mating and weight data answers to a few Charolais based had tested in the beginning to prove needed to be carefully maintained. questions. As the Charolais Banner crossbreeding benefits to doubters. After weaning, the calves were explained it, They still tested on the “It’s obvious the French cattle government Record of are big and muscular. Breeders Performance system and at have seen them grow very area Test Stations to compare rapidly, surpassing domestic themselves to other breeds. cattle easily. But there have been Now the Charolais breed had some gnawing doubts in the back a need to identify the sires of many people’s minds. What and bloodlines that would about the size of the calves – are add the desired genetic these French calves just too big changes to the Canadian at birth? Are some bulls better herd, not only within the than others in leaving a light purebred industry, but also calf? Will smaller calves grow in the commercial beef just as rapidly as the bigger production industry. No such ones? Is there much difference test existed so CCA members between the breeding potential devoted thousands of hours of French bulls? How do they creating this totally new rate compared with domestic performance testing system Charolais? Can we assure that began at insemination commercial cattlemen that a and only ended after carcass French bull used on British cattle evaluation. will leave them steers which will The Conception to weigh over 1,000 lb at a year and Consumer program, or grade Choice?” C to C, was unique in its The questions had to be desire to identify sires by answered and the CCA had the economically important established an advisory traits of their progreny. research committee the The characteristics to be industry respected. The measured would include committee was comprised of ease of calving, birthweight, three prominent geneticists: preweaning gain, gain on Dr. Roy Berg, of the Back cover of 1974-76 C-C insert in the April, 1977, Charolais Banner feed and carcass merit. The University of Alberta; Dr. CCA also desired to test as many to be gathered together and Howard Fredeen, of the Lacome, sires as possible, rotating new bulls placed on a feeding regime which Alberta, Experimental Farm, and Dr. through the program each year. would duplicate standard feedlot Lavan Sumption, of the Lethbridge, Eligibility for testing on the management practices. At the end Alberta, Station. program was open to all Full French of the feeding period, the calves In the Spring of 1968, the cows were imports, their progeny, domestic and would be slaughtered and assessed mated A.I. and the program waited half French bulls previously tested on for percentage lean primal cuts and for the birth of the calf crop the another program and any superior carcass merit. following year. The last C-C Program genotypes identified by individual The CCA trusted that commercial ran from 2001-2003. Charolais Banner • February 2021

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Cattle to five provinces

Platinum Picks Sale September 26, 2020 • Campbellford, ON Auctioneer: Brad DeNure Blockman: Steve Burgomaster Gross Average 2 Cow/Calf Pairs $9,200 $4,600 2 Bred Cows 6,000 3,000 17 Bred Heifers 67,175 3,952 15 Heifer Calves 42,400 2,827 1 Pick Embryo Calves 9,000 9,000 37 Lots $133,775 $3,616 Nine consignors from across Ontario saw their first sale sell cattle from New Brunswick to Alberta. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 43, DANG VANESSA HOLMES 123C (Polled, -.1 BW EPD, 24 M EPD), sired by JWX Sherlock Holmes 601Z, out of a Jezabel daughter, bred to HVA Fireball 662F. Sold for $3,700 to Spruce View Charolais, Andrew, AB. Consigned by DanG Charolais, Colborne.

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Lot 43A, DANG HARLIE 132H (Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 94 YW EPD), sired by Wrangler Maverick 32E. Sold for $2,300 to Degurse Farms, Komoka. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 41, BAKER FARMS CALL GIRL 19C (Polled), sired by Land O’ Lakes Wind 4S, our of a Cedardale Trademark 33T daughter, bred to CCC WC Resource 417P. Sold for $3,500 to Sharodon Farms, Omemee. Consigned by Bogart Cattle Co., Tweed. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 19, PHL STARSTRUCK ET 19F (Polled), sired by PZC Bottoms Up 5011 ET, out of Medonte Starstruck 17Y, bred to CCC WC Resource 417P. Sold for $6,300 to Terry Creek Charolais, Baltimore. Consigned by Partridge Hollow Charolais, Consecon. Lot 12, MISS TERRY CREEK 98G (Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 99 YW EPD, 25 M EPD), sired by JLP Patry Haddock 71N, out of a Pleasant Dawn Chisum

Tim Bullick & Glen Mills teamed up on the high selling heifer calf

Mike Panasiuk purchased the pick of embryo calves

216A daughter, bred to LT Affinity 6221 Pld. Sold for $6,000 to Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake, MB. Consigned by Terry Creek Charolais, Baltimore. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 23A, DANG SUGAR HIGH 318H (Polled, 26 M EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of Miss Prairie Cove 314A. Sold for $10,000 to Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, AB, and Glen and Sue Mills, Kenaston, SK. Consigned by DanG Charolais. Lot 29, ANNURC HEAD OVER HEELS 005H (Polled), sired by MCF Bohannan 305A, out of an XAL Firestruck 3Z daughter. Sold for $3,700 to Bogart Cattle Co. Consigned by Annuroc Charolais, Mooretown. Pick of the 2021 Embryo Calves Lot 1, Over 25 to choose from. Sold for $9,000 to Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Consigned by DanG Charolais.

Trent Hatch was active and bought the second high selling bred heifer

NEWS

Todd Aird bought and sold high sellers

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.

Dallas Johnson, Dan, Pat, Andre, Katie, Brynn and Bradon Steppler

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Steppler Farms received the 2020 BMO Family Farm Award BMO Bank of Montreal and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba honours farm families in Manitoba for their commitment to agriculture. Steppler Farms is a multigenerational farm, celebrating three generations and the fourth coming quickly. The farm will be celebrating Charolais Banner • February 2021

its centennial in 2021. The farm consists of 4000-acre grain farm, 600 purebred Charolais cow herd and a commercial cow herd of 100 black cows, and a 2500 bee hive operation. Andre and Katie Steppler manage the cattle operation and have been very active in the Charolais breed and host two annual sales each year.


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to the buyers at the 1st

Amabec Charolais Ancar Livestock Annuroc Charolais Bellhaven Farms Bogart Cattle Company Caleb Cunningham DANG Charolais David Whitton Degurse Farms Garry Hutchinson Glen Mills Heidi McFadden Josh Taylor Lorne Lakusta Luc Cormier Macks Charolais Mitchell Langevin Partridge Hollow Charolais Peter Ellerton Pleasant Dawn Charolais Prairie Cove Charolais Shadou Charolais Sharodon Farms Springside Farms Steve Rightmyer Terry Creek Charolais Tyler Sutcliffe Valley Charolais Wayne Dunkley

CATTLE TO FIVE PROVINCES

Atlantic Elite Charolais Sale November 14, 2020 • Truro, NS Auctioneer: Andy Carter Gross Average 5 Bred Heifers $11,700 $2,340 10 Heifer Calves 24,800 2,480 15 Lots $36,500 $2,433 High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 15, GBF MISS FLORA 2F (Polled), sired by GBF Re-Mark-A-Bull 18A, out of a Cornerview Allstar 12A daughter, bred to PCHF Bigg Yipper 4F. Sold for $3,300 to Kings Meadow Land & Cattle, Windsor. Consigned by Golden Brook Farms, Upper Malagash. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 10, JRT MISS PORCHE 404H (Polled), sired by JRT Rosignal 160E, out of a JRT Payday 203W daughter. Sold for $4,500 to Fundy Charolais, Fenwick and Scott and Natalie Dixon, Amherst. Consigned by Ringuette Charolais, Bridgetown.

Lot 3, CNB HAYLEY 40H (Polled), sired by OBR New Direction 1B, out of a TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET daughter. Sold for $3,200 to Outback Andre Steppler bought Ranch Land & high selling heifer Cattle, Simonds, NB. acalf Consigned by J&J McAffee Charolais, Lower Knoxford, NB. Lot 9, JRT MISS BELL 402H (Polled), sired by Sparrows Ralston 548C, out of a JRT Payday 203W daughter. Sold for $3,100 to Derrick Mellish, Montague, PE. Consigned by Ringuette Charolais. Lot 2, LADY FANE COWGIRL 1H (Polled), sired by Steppler Rhett 71D, out of an LAE Juice Box 190Y daughter. Sold for $3,000 to Steppler Farms, Miami, MB.

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Consignors:

amabec Charolais 705-924-2936 annuroc Charolais 519-312-1818 bogart Cattle Company 613-438-2599 DanG Charolais 905-375-4341 Degurse Farms 519-868-2697 Langstaff Charolais 519-358-3468 Macks Charolais 705-768-0057 Partridge hollow Charolais 613-921-9432 terry Creek Charolais 905-396-4454

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Jason Ringuette helps organize this sale and consigned a couple of the high selling heifer calves

Jack McAffee and family consigned the second high selling heifer calf

Bonnie & Ken Langille consigned the high selling bred heifer

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springside/alton & flat valley win Springside / Alton Century Win the ACA Single Bull Show SOS PANDEMIC 168H, a son of SOS Apex 139F Pld, from Springside Farms, Airdrie and Alton Century Farms, Lucknow, ON, was chosen as this year’s People’s Choice Champion Bull at the Alberta Select Single Bull Show, December 11th, Red Deer, AB. The Reserve Champion of the 34-bull entry show was FVC Hank 7H, a son of PCC Kentucky Rain 836F, shown by Flat Valley Cattle Co, Hilda. Flat Valley Cattle Co. Wins the ACA Pen of 3 Bull Show The People’s Choice Champion Pen of 3 Bulls were three sons of PCC Kentucky Rain 836F, exhibited by Flat Valley Cattle Co, Hilda. The Reserve Champion Pen of 3 was a pen from Springside Farms, Airdrie, with a son of Winn Mans Chavez 826Y and two sons of SOS Apex 139F PLD. There were 10 pens shown.

ACA Select Pen Show

SOS Pandemic 168H

FVC Hank 7H

Flat Valley Grand Champion Pen of 3

Springside Reserve Champion Pen of 3

canadian charolais youth association news

Bull Health in Winter Calina Evans, Director

I recently came across an article in Progressive Cattle that talked about the importance of bull health during the winter months. The average commercial producer spends $5000 on a bull, which is more than what most commercial producers spend on a female. Cassidy Woolsey, the author of the article, shares that bulls are more likely to be overlooked during calving season. Bulls lose between 100 to 400 pounds by the end of the breeding season. This CCYA  National Board charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca Vice-President: Reegan McLeod Reeganmc11@gmail.com Treasurer: Tyson Black blackbern@hotmail.com

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weight loss that herd bulls experience increases the importance of postbreeding nutrition. Woolsey’s article shares that separating younger/thinner bulls from more dominant bulls allows for feed to be given accordingly. Minerals are another important part of a nutrition regiment. One important mineral for reproduction is selenium. Woolsey shared that selenium is crucial for spermatogenesis. Zinc is another mineral that aids in fertility by helping sperm move through the reproductive tract and to the egg. Cold winter weather is another issue that can impact bulls by decreasing fertility. Frostbite effects semen

Secretary: Haley Rosso hrosso25@gmail.com Director: Evan Jamieson evanjamieson31@gmail.com Director: Megan Perih perihmegan@yahoo.ca Director: Calina Evans calinae13@gmail.com Director: Bradley Fergus bradleyfergus3@gmail.com

2021 CCYA  Conference & Show Exec. President: Reegan McLeod Vice-President: Logan Jamieson Treasurer: Robyn Young Secretary: Evan Jamieson

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quality and takes up to 61 days for the spermatogenesis cycle to reproduce unaffected semen from the bull. It is important to ensure that bulls have area to move around, shelter from wind, and adequate bedding. These factors can decrease the chances of semen being damaged from cold weather. As calving season approaches, it is important to ensure bulls are looked after as well. On behalf of the CCYA National Board, we wish you good luck and good weather throughout this calving season and upcoming breeding season! Hope to see you all soon! CCYA  Provincial Advisors SK: Jill Debenham | kidsandcows@sasktel.net ON: Karen Black | blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Jeff & Jackie Cavers | tobbagirl@yahoo.ca AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Shae-Lynn Evans shaelynnevans03@gmail.com


Cattle Sold Across Western Canada

Alberta Select Charolais Sale December 12, 2020 • Red Deer, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Gross Average 1 Cow/Calf Pair $9,250 $9,250 1 Bred Cow 13,500 13,500 12 Bred Heifers 122,493 10,207 26 Heifer Calves 179,426 6,901 40 Lots $324,669 $8,117 1 Flush $4,000 $4,000 2 Embryo Lots (6) $7,950 $1,325 19 breeders from across Alberta consigned to this annual sale. Covid-19 may have hampered the crowd; however, it did not affect the quality of cattle on offer. Cattle sold across Western Canada. This sale continues to be one of the strongest every year. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 27, SVCH ROSALIE 331C (Polled), sired by TMJF Alexander 277A, out of a KBK Locomotive 6L daughter, bred to JSR Estrada 52E. Sold for $5,500 to Spring Hill Cattle, Nanton. Consigned by Spruce View Charolais, Andrew.

Ed and Lyle Miller purchased multiple lots including the high selling bred heifer

Layne and Justin Cay purchased the high selling bred cow

Alberta Select Sale

Lot 27A, SPRUCE VIEW HARMONY 331H (Polled, 85 YW EPD, 25 M EPD,47 TM EPD), sired by HVA Force 77F. Sold for $3,750 to Char-Maine Ranching, Cardston.

High Selling Bred Cow Lot 16, FVC MILLIE 3B (Polled, -1.7 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a JWX Quicksilver 421U daughter, bred to PCC Kentucky Rain 836F. Sold for $13,500 to Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK. Consigned by Flat Valley Cattle Co, Hilda. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 25, TURNBULL’S MISS MAY 1G (Polled, .3 BW EPD, 53 WW EPD, 108 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 51 TM EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y, out of a Viske Over Time 104A daughter, bred to LT Affinity 6221 PLD. Sold for $24,000 to Highway 21 Feeders, Acme. Consigned Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek. Lot 12, SOS CARAMEL 6G (Polled, 46 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD), sired by SOS Hooey Pld 127D, out of a Crystal D Kuzi’MGood 5K daughter, bred to Bridor Fortune Maker 6F. Sold for $12,500 to Harvie Ranching, Olds. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie. Lot 13, MXS BAILEY 920G (Polled, -2.3 BW EPD, 90 YW EPD, 24 M EPD), sired by Sparrows Aquarius 493B, out of an LT Sundance 2251 Pld daughter, bred to Turnbull’s Duty-Free 358D. Sold for $12,000 to Western Canadian Reforestation & Farming, Kamloops, BC. Consigned by Springside Farms.

Haylee Wagstaff chose a Jr. Heifer project

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Lot 10, CML NICOLE 925G (Polled, -.7 BW EPD, 23 M EPD, 44 TM EPD), sired by LT Rushmore 8060 Pld, out of an MVY All Shook Up 18C daughter, bred to CML Crown Jewel 87F. Sold for $11,000 to Western Canadian Reforestation & Farming. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Cochrane.

High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 11, CML DESIRAE 53H (Homo Polled, -.3 BW EPD, 50 WW EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by LT Patriot 4004 Pld, out of a CML Distinction 318A daughter. Sold for $23,500 to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 1, HRJ MIRANDA 97H (Polled, 99 YW EPD, 43 TM EPD), sired by Sparrows Bandit 695D, out of a Sparrows Kingston 139Y daughter. Sold for $15,000 to CK Stock Farms, Candiac, SK. Consigned by Johnson Charolais, Barrhead. Lot 2, ONL MISS ALLIE 16G (Polled, 22 M EPD), sired by ONL Chara 4B, out of an SKW Antonius 77X daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Kyle Dodgson and Robyn Young, Neilburg, SK. Consigned by O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County.

Scarlet Fowler chose a Jr. Heifer project

Robyn Young and Kyle Dodgson purchased a high selling heifer

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herd health

The Cold Weather May Make Semen Evaluating Frustrating Roy Lewis DVM

Winter and cold weather don’t make for great semen evaluations. This winter has been great so far, but cold weather at the wrong time can really raise havoc with semen evaluating plans. Semen results on young bulls and herd sires may not be all that desirable to start with. As a result, we may see more bulls deferred because of semen defects in winter. Don’t panic and work with your veterinarian, as they can best advise what the final outcome might be and even give a rough idea of when the bulls could potentially see their semen scores rise, if there has been an extended period of stress from really cold weather. The extremely cold weather causes anything from inactivity in the bulls and stagnant semen, to issues with cold shock to the sperm. Both these things can cause sperm abnormalities and a failing semen score, or defects like bent tails, DMRs, detached heads and other defects. The bull may be tried right there again a second time to see if there is any improvement. Some veterinarians are doing a real good thing in the cold weather, knowing tests may be iffy at best. They are going through and measuring the bulls, at least palpating both the testicles, and palpating the internal sex glands, such as the seminal vesicles for any signs of enlargement, scarring, etc. They then lightly ejaculate the bulls to get protrusion of the penis so they can be pro-active checking for warts, cuts, hair rings, or ligamentous tie backs (persistent frenulums) on the penis. Persistent frenulums are an interesting phenomenon. They are heritable and there is no female counterpart. Commercial cattlemen then have no issue to buy a bull that has had

a frenulum, as all male offspring become steers. Purebred breeders, on the other hand, want to avoid using one as a herd sire as incidence in his purebred bull calf offspring will go up. The best example I can use was a small Angus purebred breeder had three out of eight bulls with persistent frenulums, an extremely high number, whereas, on average, I might see one every 100 bulls or so. If any pus (white blood cells) is in the semen, the bull is potentially treated with anti-microbials. Checking all these things goes a long way to insure when the bulls are breeding soundness examined later, they are much more likely to pass with no unexpected problems. The beauty of this system is the actual test day then becomes a recheck day as well on these other problems. We can test bulls in pretty cold weather but we must have heat to look after the microscope, the veterinarian and the semen sample. We need to be careful to not coldshock the sample, as this may lead to bent tails which are caused by the cold shock itself and not the fault of the bull. You, as a producer, must realize that many of these so-called rusty loads are just that and the bulls simply need to be redone. If the bulls can be naturally stimulated by having cycling cows or heifers nearby, even if they are cull ones, it will help to insure they have fresh semen to examine and it will be a truer test of their real fertility. Frostbite is always hard to assess as the bulls can pull up their testicles, and even though the scrotal skin may be scarred and sloughing off, you don’t know the degree of damage to the formation and maturation of the sperm until you test. Also, damage may be reversible and of course there is lots of inflammation with the scab sloughing off. Other bulls have lots of

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tag on them and if tag freezes onto the testicles, that can also lead to frostbite. Other bulls stand backed into the wind even though they have lots of bedding and experience huge windchill. Again, each case needs to be assessed on its own merits. All purebred breeders should also test their main herd bulls as they are often assumed to be okay, but one never knows. Also, purebred breeders at least initially run with single sire matings, so if the one bull is infertile, it can have disastrous consequences to their breeding program. Commercial breeders commonly test every bull every year. Even if a bull has two breeding seasons yearly, it is wise to test just before each breeding season, as you never know what may have happened over the winter, or between the two breeding seasons. I am sure many of you advise your commercial customers of the great benefits of semen evaluating. I am always amazed as to how consistent we are in this procedure, veterinarian to veterinarian. We can find bulls with one testicle severely damaged, but from an ability to breed and get cows pregnant standpoint, they may still be fertile (good semen coming from the one undamaged testicle) and are good to perhaps keep as a spare even. The breeding capacity may be reduced somewhat as only one testicle is functioning, but still can be a functional bull. Your veterinarian would be best to advise as the future use for your bulls. Again, most veterinarians will advise giving the necessary vaccines to the bulls and possibly treating for internal and external parasites. Let’s hope semen evaluating goes well for you this spring and there are no unexpected surprises. There are newer and newer technologies making


Average up OVER $900

No Borders 9th Annual Select Sale December 8, 2020 • Virden, MB Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 4 Cow/Calf Pairs $44,250 $11,063 3 Bred Cows 14,000 4,667 16 Bred Heifers 103,750 6,484 9 Heifer Calves 38,750 4,306 32 Lots $200,750 $6,273 The 9th Annual No Borders Select Sale received strong online buyer support in a time when attendance in the sale barn was limited. Beautiful weather combined with a tremendous offering put forth by eight consignors saw an increase in the sale average, with cattle moving to five Canadian provinces. High Selling Cow/Calf Pair Lot 27, HTA LYNSEY 821F (Double Polled, 45 WW EPD, 22 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by CJC Symbol B1067P, out of a KCM Prowler 2X daughter, bred to SHSH High Class 43D. Sold for $11,000 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB. Consigned by HTA Charolais, Rivers. Lot 27A, HTA LYNSEY 33H (3rd Gen Pld, 49 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by HTA Astroid 603D. Sold for $6,250 to Legacy Charolais. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 1, Pick of the High Bluff Stock Farm Bred Heifers. Sold for $16,500 to Dale McKay, Brandon and Steppler Farms, Miami. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farms, Inglis.

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Lot 28, HTA SONJA 9115G (3rd Gen Pld, 56 WW EPD, 110 YW EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by HTA Astroid 603D, out of Keys All State 149X, bred to HC Griffin 9139G. Sold Glen Mills bought a high selling bred heifer for $14,000 to Mills Cattle Co, Kenaston, SK. Consigned by HTA Charolais. Lot 6, PLEASANTDAWN LILLEY173G (4th Gen Pld, 0 BW EPD, 27 M EPD, 47 TM EPD), sired by Main Magico Lanzo 36D, out of a Pleasant Dawn Sidney20W daughter, bred to LT Affinity 6221 Pld. Sold for $10,000 to Bremner Charolais Farm, Dauphin. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais, Oak Lake. High Selling Heifer Calf Lot 11, PLEASANTDAWN OLIVIA 456H (Double Polled, -1 BW EPD, 51 WW EPD, 97 YW EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by CCC WC Resource 417 P, out of a Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Terry Creek Charolais, Cobourg, ON. Consigned by Pleasant Dawn Charolais. Lot 29, HTA GLITTER 3H (4th Gen Pld, 52 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD), sired by HTA Astroid 603D, out of RGP Remington 101Y daughter. Sold for $6,250 to HEJ Charolais, Red Deer County, AB. Consigned by HTA Charolais.

Dale McKay & Andre Steppler teamed up to buy the high selling pick of the bred heifers from High Bluff Stock Farm

Troy & Dianna Walgenbach bought the high selling cow/calf pair to add to their Legacy operation

Lori & Jack Bremner added a high selling bred heifer to their herd

Herd Health, continued from page 32 the procedure of electroejaculation much smoother. There is way less vocalization, going down and the amount or success of the collection is improved. For most purebred breeders, semen collection and evaluation is a very big day and lots

rides on it. Pick the appropriate day and make sure you have adequate help and that the veterinarian can set up his microscope in a warm location. Restraint will depend on the veterinarian as I like to keep the heads free in the chute and find less Charolais Banner • February 2021

will go down as well. Happy semen evaluating this spring everyone, and I hope all the bull sales go as well as last year, with or without the COVID restrictions. Stay safe everybody.

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Average Up and More Bulls Sold

Char-Maine Ranching Bull Sale

Char-Maine Ranching 16th Annual Bull Sale December 10, 2020•Fort MacLeod, AB Sale Manager: By Livestock Auctioneer: Frank Jenkins Gross Average 20 Two-Year Olds $157,000 $7,850 45 Yearling Bulls 385,500 8,567 65 Lots $542,500 $8,346 It was an amazing start to the bull sale season with more quality bulls going to many repeat and volume buyers. With the overall average up over $600, it was steady. High Selling Two-Year Old Bulls Lot 46, MAIN ESTRADA BUD 112G (3rd Gen Polled, 5.5 CE EPD, -.2 BW EPD, 61 WW EPD, 121 YW EPD, 52 TM EPD, 1,810 lb, 41 cm) sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an Eatons Big Bud 10402 P daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Hansen Ranches, Cardston. Lot 49, MAIN ESTRADA 125G (4th Gen Polled, .6 BW EPD, 59 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, 50 TM EPD, 1,695 lb, 40 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Rushmore 4024 PLD daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Cody Cockwill, Arrowwood. Lot 52, MAIN ESTRADA 133G (4th Gen Polled, 59 WW EPD, 116 YW EPD, 51 TM EPD, 1,545 lb, 37 cm), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Rushmore 4024 PLD daughter.

Jeralyn & Marina Rasmussen purchased a high selling bull

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Sold for $8,500 to Rock Lake Farming, Coaldale. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 8, MAIN HIGHWOOD 60H (Homo Polled, 5.1 CE EPD, .6 BW EPD, 61 WW EPD, 125 YW EPD, 51 TM EPD, 1,125 lb), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an LT Lanza 1427 PLD daughter. Sold for $22,500 to Coyote Flats Charolais, Coaldale. Lot 9, MAIN IRONSTONE 1H (Homo Polled, 8.1 CE EPD, .8 BW EPD, 50 WW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 24 M EPD, 49 TM EPD, 1,265 lb), sired by MAIN Granada 191E, out of a Main Ledger Up 4C daughter. Sold for $17,000 to Spruce View Charolais, Andrew and Valanjou Charolais, Clyde. Lot 2, MAIN PRECISION 45H (Homo Polled, 61 WW EPD, 119 YW EPD, 25 M EPD, 55 TM EPD, 1,230 lb), sired by JSR Estrada 52E, out of an ABC Cobb’s El Magico Poll daughter. Sold for $15,000 to HEJ Charolais, Red Deer County.

Lot 21, MAIN ABUNCANCE 11H (3rd Gen Polled, 84 lb BW, -2.1 BW EPD, 10.1 CE EPD, 1,200 lb), sired by MAIN Ledger’s Shadow 26D, out of a G.Bros Hombre 908X daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Donahue Ranch, Fort MacLeod. Lot 22, MAIN ROSTER 14H (4th Gen Polled, 87 lb BW, -1.4 BW EPD, 7.6 CE EPD, 24 M EPD, 1,160 lb), sired by MAIN Ledger’s Shadow 26D, out of a Pleasant Dawn 26D daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Donahue Ranch.

Mark Lohues purchased the high selling yearling bull to add to his Coyote Flats herd

Lorne Lakusta teamed up with Philippe Lusson to purchase the second high selling bull

Andy and Katie Hart were on hand to purchase 4 lots

Chad and Brad Beazer are repeat and volume buyers

Volume buyers Ryley Kleckner and Logan Porter took home 6 lots

Kelly & Peggy Donahue swept the ring at $14,000 on a pair of yearling bulls

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IT’s Never Too early To book your space

Dalyse Robertson E:pdmrobertson@gmail.com

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Cattle to 4 Provinces & 2 States

Prairie Cove Female Sale

Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale December 18, 2020 • Bashaw, AB Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Gross Average 7 Cow/Calf Pairs $122,000 $17,428 9 Bred Cows 83,000 9,221 3 Bred Heifers 42,000 14,000 12 Heifer Calves 165,550 13,795 1 20 dose Semen Lot 7,750 7,750 1 9 egg Embryo Lot 14,700 14,700 33 Lots $435,000 $13,182 The Miss Prairie Cove Female Sale was an excellent way to end the season. With quality females and genetics being sold from Alberta to Ontario and as far as Texas and Nebraska. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 7, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 808F (Polled, 12.7 CE EPD, -2.3 BW EPD), sired by WCR Commissioner 593 P, out of a KAYR Velocity daughter, bred to CRG Pistol Pete 951G. Sold for $25,000 to Caprock Cattle Co., Muleshoe, TX. Lot 7A, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 28H (Polled, 9.4 CE EPD, -.8 CE EPD, 22 M EPD), sired by PCC Kentucky Rain 836F. Sold for $7,000 to Leslie Thomson, Long Pine, NE. Lot 4, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 751E (Horned, 27 M EPD, 44 TM EPD), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of a TR MR Fire Water 5792RET daughter, bred to HVA Fireball 662F. Sold for $11,000 to Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis. Lot 4A, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 41H

(Polled, 5.5 CE EPD, 26 M EPD, 45 TM EPD), sired by PCC Kentucky Rain 836F. Sold for $10,000 to Kemp Farms, Red Deer County. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 27, CHARWORTH MS FOXY 8F (Polled, 5.3 CE EPD, 31 M EPD, 46 TM EPD), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of an EXL Mordecai 268M daughter, bred to PCC BRCHE White Bear 8505 ET. Sold for $21,000 to Nordal Cattle Co., Simpson, SK. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 8, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 907G (Polled, 7 CE EPD, -.8 BW EPD, 5 M EPD), sired by M&M Outsider 4003 Pld, out of a Sparrows Kingston 139Y daughter, bred to HVA Fireball 662F. Sold for $19,500 to Blind Creek Holdings, Saskatoon, SK. Lot 9, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 957G (Polled, 6.2 CE EPD, .3 BW EPD, 22 M EPD), sired by CCC WC Resource 417 P, out of an HTA Whitehot 105A daughter, bred to TR MR Rhinestone 4658B. Sold for $12,500 to Serhienko Cattle Co., Maymont, SK. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 14, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 16H (Polled, -2 BW EPD, 23 M EPD), sired M&M Outsider 4003 PLD, out of a JWK Impressive D040 ET daughter. Sold for $30,000 to Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK. Lot 12, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 4H (Polled, 6.1 CE EPD, .8 BW EPD), sired by BRCHE White Bear 8505 Pld ET, out of a Winn Mans Kracken 645Z daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Caprock Cattle Co.

Gerald Shebeck purchased multiple lots for his Clearwater River Charolais outfit

Seth Kemp purchased two heifer calves

Dwein and Jeff Trask purchased the high selling bred heifer

The high selling heifer calf went to Kinistino, SK, with Layne and Justin Cay

Marshall & David Prokuda bought in volume

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Steppler Farms Female Sale

Steppler Farms Piece of the Program Female Sale December 16, 2020 • Miami, MB Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Gross Average 6 Cow/Calf Pairs $76,000 $12,667 1 Bred Cow 7,000 7,000 36 Bred Heifers 272,500 7,569 5 Heifer Calves 41,250 8,250 48 Lots $396,750 $8,266 The 5th Annual Steppler Farms Piece of the Program Female Sale saw strong demand for Steppler genetics, which resulted in a $1,331 increase in the sale average over last year. The depth of quality was highly consistent throughout the entire offering. Both repeat buyers and new buyers alike from four Canadian provinces took the opportunity to add Steppler females to their herds, making it another sale for the books.

Stock Farms, Candiac, SK. Lot 6, STEPPLER MISS 152E (Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 27 M EPD, 47 TM EPD), sired by Sparrows Seminole 927W, out of a Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z daughter, bred to CAYS Full House 22E. Sold for $6,500 to Kyle Sprung, Manitou. Lot 6A, STEPPLER MISS 416H (Double Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 46 WW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by Cedardale Fergus 45F. Sold for $5,000 to Cornerview Charolais, Cobden, ON.

High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 8, STEPPLER MISS 322H (Red Factor, Polled, 44 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD, 890 lb), sired by Sparrows Grayson 869F, out of a Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z daughter. Sold for $18,000 to Pro-Char, Glenevis, AB. Lot 9, STEPPLER FAYETTE 18H (3rd Gen Pld, 23 M EPD, 985 lb), sired by High Bluff El Paso 15E, out of a SVY Monument Pld 159Y daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Monty Thomson, Gladstone.

High Selling Cow Lot 3, STEPPLER MISS 419F (3rd Gen Pld, -.4 BW EPD, 30 M EPD, 49 TM EPD, 1685 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to HTA Game Changer 9141G. Sold for $7,000 to Francrest Farms, Wingham, ON.

High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 1, STEPPLER MISS 170E (Polled, .6 BW EPD, 26 M EPD, 45 TM EPD, 1885 lb), sired by Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z, out of a Winn Mans Memphis 207M daughter, bred to Steppler Blue Print 64C. Sold for $14,000 to Mutrie Farms, Glenavon, SK. Lot 1A, STEPPLER MISS 204H (Double Polled, -1.4 BW EPD, 30 M EPD, 48 TM EPD), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C. Sold for $3,750 to Crocus Valley Farms Ltd., Killarney. Lot 5, STEPPLER MISS 369F (3rd Gen Pld, .7 BW EPD, 46 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD, 1590 lb), sired by JWX Burnin It Down 613B, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to Sparrows Grayson 869F. Sold for $9,500 to Cas Bar Farms, Blaine Lake, SK. Lot 5A, STEPPLER MISS 19H (4th Gen Pld, -1.3 BW EPD, 25 M EPD, 46 TM EPD, 890 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $5,000 to CK

High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 13, STEPPLER MISS 76G (3rd Gen Pld, -1.6 BW EPD, 25 M EPD, 44 TM EPD, 1570 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Sparrows Versace 408B daughter, bred to WC Whiplash 8298 P. Sold for $20,000 to Circle 7 Ranches, Shaunavon, SK. Lot 14, STEPPLER MISS 108G (4th Gen Pld, -.2 BW EPD, 24 M EPD, 44 TM EPD, 1505 lb), sired by Pro-Char Winchester 6D, out of a Steppler Pursuit 178A daughter, bred to Brimner Bull 9F. Sold for $10,000 to Peter Gilbraith, St Claude. Lot 30, STEPPLER MISS 196G (3rd Gen Pld, 5.9 CE EPD, .4 BW EPD, 86 YW EPD, 1490 lb), sired by High Bluff El Paso 15E, out of a Steppler Jacksonville335Z daughter, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $10,000 to Dale McKay, Brandon. Lot 31, STEPPLER MISS 348G (3rd Gen Pld), sired by High Bluff El Paso 15E, out of a DYV Hollywood 21G daughter, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $10,000 to Dale McKay.

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Dale McKay selected two top end bred heifers

Monty Thomson purchased the second high selling heifer calf

David Prokuda added the high selling heifer calf to his Pro-Char herd

Mac Oberle selected three bred heifers, including the high seller

Wade, Helen & Richard Sydorko purchased three head including the high selling cow


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Tyson Black, Foresters Falls, ON Senior - 1st Place So, what is plant-based meat? Plantbased meat is produced from plant proteins. Veggie burgers have been produced for years with their main market being Vegans. The newer plant-based meats are designed to get true meat eaters to change from traditional beef, pork, chicken and fish to a plant alternative. The newest meat substitutes use heme, an iron-rich molecule in animal proteins to create a product that tastes just like beef. In this essay I will talk about the effect that plant-based meat has on livestock producers, the trends of plant-based meat and how much of the market is taken up by plant-based meat. Plant-based meat can be produced with 96% less land and 87% less water than traditional beef. This will result in land being used for more profitable purposes. Of course there is always the marginal land that will be only used for grazing as it cannot sustain cropping. On the other hand, to produce meat in laboratories it will take more power and energy. It will also take away jobs from the meat producing and processing sectors, which are the largest agricultural employers. The cost to produce plant-based meat is also significantly more expensive to produce per pound compared to standard beef, thereby making it unaffordable for many consumers to purchase. Plant-based meats have no proven benefits or issues, but for some burgers such as the Impossible Burger there is a protein called heme which has been linked to cancer and heart attacks. Most of the plant-based meats are GMO free, this appeals to the new generation that are concerned about what is in their food. Another positive 40

CCYA Essay Winners is that there is no fear of under cooking food produced with plantbased materials. A downside is that plant-based meat has been found to have higher calories and less protein than real meat. Plant based meat is also missing many nutrients that are naturally found in beef that must be put in artificially to complete dietary needs. In 2019 it appeared that plant-based meat was taking off, as more and more restaurants such as A&W and Burger King started serving plantbased food. The trend was found to have slowed by the end of the year when restaurants such as Tim Hortons ended up pulling all plant-based food from their menus as there was no demand found for these products after only 4 months. During the spring of 2020 during the pandemic, plant-based meat sales took on resurgence as beef cuts became harder to find in the grocery stores due to many supply issues in the processing sector. The entire meatless meat industry makes up less than one percent of the product volume of the meat industry, but it is growing fast. The Canadian Cattleman’s Association and many other organizations in Canada are of course concerned about the increase in plantbased meat sales. There are always market niches for companies to find and fill with new products and as an industry we are well aware that new markets will always open up. The main issue with plant-based meat is the use of the word “meat”. The Canadian Cattleman’s Association have major concerns over accurate labelling of these new products. The meat eating consumer will always enjoy true meat, but with extensive marketing they will try these products that are promoted as being meat-like. In the future the population of the world is expected to grow to 9.6 billion people by 2050 meaning that feeding this many people will become a big challenge with how we produce Charolais Banner • February 2021

our food. Alternative protein sources will help to fill the gap, but traditional sources of meat will continue to be the leader in production. Jorja Beck, Milestone, SK Intermediate - 1st Place Misconceptions and Misinformation of Plant-based “Beef” Millions of people around the world are making the drastic change to become vegetarian. About 850 000 people are making an even bigger change to be vegan. Companies around the world are developing plant-based “beef” products to meet the growing demands. With the popularity of meatless protein products quickly growing and selling at grocery stores, some people have gone so far as to say meatless products will completely replace meat. Yet it is important to know the risk factors involved with meatless protein products, and whether this product is what people believe it is. Plant-based “beef”, or fake meat, is not something new. It was first created by John Harvey Kellogg in 1896, the same inventor who started the popular cereal brands Cornflakes, Rice Krispys, and Fruit loops. He invented Nuttose, a peanut-based meat, which was served at the Battle Creek Sanitarian, a health resort in Michigan, USA. In 1933, Linda Loma Foods created the first available wheat and soy-based meat. In 2002, Burger King introduced the BK Veggie Burger to their menu, being one of the first international chains to sell plantbased products. In 2015, Ethan Brown created Beyond Beef, a plant-based company that produces and sells fake meat products. The goal of plant-based meat products is to create the same flavour,


texture, and appearance of real meat. Many people believe plant-based meat is healthy because it comes from plants and contains protein. But the proteins found in meatless meat products are not complete proteins. Real meat has bioavailable protein, which is easier for our body to absorb. Another health factor related to plant-based meat is high saturated fat. Too much saturated fat creates increased risk of heart attacks and body inflammation. Beyond Beef burgers have 6 grams of saturated fat, while it’s competition, the Impossible Burger, has 8 grams of saturated fat. Real beef burgers only have 3.6 grams of saturated fat. Many people are unaware of and uneducated about the dangerous health effects of meatless burgers. Plant-based beef is highly processed with a number of hidden chemicals.. Tertiary butylhydroquinone (TBRQ) is a chemical used in fake meat to prevent discoloration from being over processed. The FDA limits the amount of TBRQ used in foods because it is linked to cancer. Japan banned TBRQ because of it’s dangerous reputation of being cancer causing. This is also the same chemical found in paint, makeup, and dog food. Magnesium carbonate, which is used to retain colour, can also be found in plantbased beef, and in over the counter medication for heart burn or an upset stomach, with side effects of severe diarrhea, swollen mouth, and throat blisters. Magnesium carbonate is also used in fireproofing and fire extinguisher compounds. Another chemical in fake meat is Erythrosine or Red #3, which was banned from cosmetics by the FDA after high doses of it were related to cancer. Propylene glycol, a chemical used in e-cigarettes and antifreeze, is a chemical found in the Beyond Beef burger. The last chemical found in plant-based meat is ferric orthophosphate or iron phosphate, which is used to fortify foods, and also for killing slugs. This chemical is considered a skin or eye irritant and can cause an upset stomach. It has also been reported that many people have experienced

vomiting and diarrhea from exposure to iron phosphate. Many people report switching to plant-based meat products because they believe it is better for the environment. This is a common misconception. Although cows produce 250-500 liters of methane in farts and burps per day, the Beyond Beef products require importing ingredients and exporting products by plane throughout the world. Planes require fuel and produce large amounts of toxic carbon monoxide, which produce a dangerous amount of pollution and greenhouse gases into the environment. The Beyond Beef company shames real beef for not being environmentally friendly, but there is no proven data or statistics comparing the two. Both cattle and Beyond Beef have impacts on the environment. However, you can’t shame cattle for being the reason for climate issues since humans are the main cause of climate change. This is been proven during this time of uncertainty with COVID-19, pollution levels have dropped dramatically with people in quarantine and transportation on hold, while agriculture production and cattle numbers have not changed. Plant-based meat has been on the rise and is a political topic. With restaurants adding these fake meat products to their menu, will the restaurants see a rise in costumers or a drop? Tim Hortons added plantbased meat products to their menus across Canada in July, 2019. Ontario and British Columbia, which have the highest numbers of vegans and vegetarians in Canada, enjoyed the products. However, in Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba people reacted negatively. Beef farmers across the provinces stopped going to their local Tim Hortons, resulting in decreased customers. Tim Hortons then pulled the fake meat products, looking bad for Beyond Beef. McDonald’s Canada is a strong supporter of Canadian beef and recognizes the power of their agricultural customers. The American McDonald’s, which sells plant-based meat, sells 28 beef burgers to 1 plantCharolais Banner • February 2021

based burger. Contrary to popular belief, plantbased meat has no proven health facts behind it. Also contrary to popular belief, plant-based meat is not better for the environment but causes a threat to the environment. These misconceptions and misinformation need to stop. Science and agriculture producers need to educate the public as to the facts, benefits, and harms of plant-based meat products. References

https://www.motherjones.com/ environment/2013/12/history-fake-meat/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/03/dining/ plant-based-meat-science.html https://www.consumerfreedom.com/2019/05/5chemicals-lurking-in-plant-based-meats/ https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/more-than3-million-canadians-vegetarian-or-veganstudy-1.4027606 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/21/whole-foodsceo-john-mackey-plant-based-meat-not-good-foryour-health.html https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190806how-vaccines-could-fix-our-problem-with-cowemissions https://www.foodbusinessnews.net/ articles/15220-beyond-meat-locks-up-peaprotein-supply https://www.usatoday.com/story/ news/2018/12/26/flying-bad-environment-hereswhat-do/2350488002/ https://www.discoverhumboldt.com/ag-news/ agriculture-news-sk/tim-hortons-pulls-beyondmeat-off-menu-in-saskatchewan

Madisyn Robertson, Neepawa, MB Intermediate - 2nd Place Plant based beef replacements may seem like the new trend, however the concept has been around for over a century. As early as 1901, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented one of the first commercial meat replacements, made with peanuts and wheat gluten and sold it in a can. Since that time there have been many variations as manufactures try to imitate the look and taste of actual meat, most specifically beef. The concept of plant 41


based beef has become a fad in recent years for various reasons. Plant based beef has evolved since 1901 as many people tried to improve Dr. John Kellogg’s “vegetable meat.” In 1943, The Seven-Day Adventist Church members created Choplets. These were also made with wheat gluten and marketed as a steak like product which was very popular because of war time rationing. A few years later in 1954, Worthington Foods created a hot dog like product called Veja-Links, however they were eventually forced to rename the product with a “less meaty” sounding name1. In 1971 canned vegetarian goods were replaced with a more popular frozen option2. The first garden burger patty was put in the market in 1980 and contained visible chunks of veggies. In 1985, one UK Company sold a high protein soil fungus as a meat substitute when an animal shortage was feared. Up until this point I believe that the intent of plant based beef substitutes were strictly dietary and in an effort to encourage people to include more vegetables or plant based options in their generally meat and carbohydrate based diets. In the mid 1990’s tofu, a soy based beef substitute, started appearing on more shelves in the United States. In 1995, a tofu “roast” was marketed around Thanksgiving, featuring yeast- based gravy. By 2016, the beyond meat patties were so developed that they now appeared to look, taste and smell like beef and shared a similar molecular structure. Whole Foods Stores in the United States began stocking these patties and a burger called the “Impossible Burger” debuted in a few restaurants. Today, plant based beef products are everywhere and can be found in various forms on grocery store shelves, freezers or restaurants. The marketing behind plant based beef can be very convincing as it is promoted as being non-GMO and healthier than red meat3. If we compare a four ounce Beyond Meat burger to a lean ground beef burger of the same size, a Beyond Meat burger

requires a minimum of 24 ingredients while a lean ground beef patty can be as simple as just the beef. A Beyond Meat burger contains 270 calories, while a lean beef burger has 140. Both patties contain the same amount of saturated fats, while the lean burger is higher in protein and contains 85% less sodium than the Beyond Meat. Lean ground beef is certified by the American Heart Association, while many nutritionists consider the Beyond Meat burger highly processed food. On average, Canadians consumption of red meat makes up 5% of their overall diet, while ultra and highly processed foods make up 50%. Beef is high in zinc, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, iron, selenium and niacin which are all necessary building blocks to a healthy body and diet, making beef one of nature’s most nutrient dense foods. About 50% of the fat in beef in unsaturated which is a healthy fat and similar to the healthy fat obtained from olive oil or avocados. The supporters of plant based beef claim that by reducing their meat consumption they are lowering the carbon footprint. This evidence can be easily argued. As plant based beef is considered a highly processed food, it requires significant processing to be created. Meanwhile, Canadian beef production has one of the lowest greenhouse gas footprints in the world at 0.04%. Cattle graze on land that is not useful for any other purpose (such as traditional farming) and assist in the preservation of native grasslands and support wildlife habitats4. Cattle restore carbon to the soil while producing natural fertilizer. Cattle are also up cyclers, meaning that they digest grasses and crop by products that humans cannot and turn them into proteins that humans can use. Since 1981, research has proven that beef production now requires 20% less ground and surface water due to conservation efforts. It is my belief that as people leave the farm and become more removed from how food is grown and produced, they fall victim to the marketing that plant based beef

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substitutes offer. Nutritionists are still promoting the benefits of lean beef as part of a healthy diet and many are still on the fence about whether plant based beef is a healthy substitute. As more and more uneducated celebrities use their platforms to promote plant based beef substitutes, it become harder and harder for the beef producers to promote the benefits of beef. At the end of the day, with plant based beef substitutes not likely to go anywhere anytime soon, I will still make sure I continue to do my part to educate friends and family on the health, environmental and economic benefits of eating beef. References

https://books.google.ca/books?id=enWfAgAAQB AJ&pg=PA1217&lpg=PA1217&dq=choplets +(wartime+ration)&source=bl&ots=95UR8_kB HH&sig=ACfU3U0YelW2M7cVxldTzzUyNkGkIe JYWA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj9 lN6I2oL qAhWxHzQIHe7RC8sQ6AEw CnoECA4QAQ#v=onepage&q=choplets %20(wartime%20ration)&f=false Food Network Magazine, June 2020 Issue https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beyond_Meat https://canadabeef.ca

Matthew Howe, Moose Jaw, SK Junior - 1st Place Plant based meat Plant based meat is becoming more and more common. Some people eat it because they are on a diet or because their vegetarians and vegans. Also, many people think it is healthier than meat because they are made of plants, but sometimes it is not. If you are on a diet than it may be a good place to start. So, people have their reasons to eat plant and meat patties. Many people also think it is healthier for the environment, but when you think about it is not. Cattle are key to healthy soil because their manure has nutrients that are good for the soil. they are also good for ..continued on page 45


Another Great Year

2020 Charolais Female Sales Summary

2020 CHAROLAIS FEMALE SALES SUMMARY Chart Notes: (Applicable to the following chart) • Statistics were compiled from Canadian Charolais Female Sales which were reported to the Charolais Banner in 2020. • There were 16 sales reporting in 2020, 2 less than 2019. • In total there were 32 3/4 more lots selling in 2020 with the average down $486. • Total gross sales were down $162,550 from 2019. • There were 3 dispersal sales in 2020, same as 2019. • Sales which included more than 10 bulls selling will be included in the 2020 Spring Bull Sale Summary Report. General Summary Number of 2020 Sales........................................................... 16 Total Lots Offered....................................................... 730 3/4 Average Sale Size.......................................................... 46 lots Total Gross Dollars................................................. $3,953,975 Overall Average per Lot............................................... $5,411

Overall Sale Averages More Than $6,000: Superstar Charolais Sale.............................................$16,909 Prairie Cove Female Sale.............................................$13,182 Steppler Farms Piece of the Program..........................$8,266 Alberta Select Sale..........................................................$7,828 Sterling Collection..........................................................$7,063 Wrangler & Coyote Flats Sharing Our Genetics........$6,322 No Borders .....................................................................$6,273 Sales With 40 + Lots: Walking Plow Dispersal.....................................................129 Winsness Farms Relocation.................................................93 Steppler Farms Piece of the Program.................................48 Uppin' the Ante..................................................................... 47 Platinum Picks: Volume 1....................................................45 Alberta Select ........................................................................43 Sterling Collection ................................................................40 Top 5 Gross Dollar Sales: Superstar Charolais Sale...........................................$519,100 Prairie Cove Female Sale...........................................$435,000 Steppler Farms Piece of the Program......................$396,750 Winsnes Farms Relocation Sale................................$385,800 Alberta Select Sale......................................................$336,619

Top 20 Selling Females of 2020 Name

Price

Purchaser

Consigner

SOS Goddess Pld 21G

$45,000

Wilgenbusch Charolais & Elder Charolais

Springside Farms

MXS Meg 901G

$32,000

Roger Peters & Rancho ADE

Springside Farms

Miss Prairie Cove 16H

$30,000

Cay's Cattle

Prairie Cove Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 808F

$25,000

Caprock Cattle Co.

Prairie Cove Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 4H

$25,000

Caprock Cattle Co.

Prairie Cove Charolais

Turnbull's Miss May 1G

$24,000

Highway 21 Feeders

Turnbull Charolais

Pick of Bred Females

$24,000

Turnbull Charolais

Cedarlea Farms

CML Desirae 53H

$23,500

Circle 7 Charolais

McLeod Livestock

Charworth Ms Foxy 8F

$21,000

Nordal Cattle Co.

Prairie Cove Charolais

Elder's Ms Impressive 116H

$20,000

Wilgenbusch Charolais

Elder Charolais

Steppler Miss 76G

$20,000

Circle 7 Ranches

Steppler Farms

Miss Prairie Cove 907G

$19,500

Blind Creek Holdings

Prairie Cove Charolais Prairie Cove Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 68H

$18,500

C2 Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 6H

$18,500

DanG Charolais

Prairie Cove Charolais

Steppler Miss 322H

$18,000

Pro-Char Charolais

Steppler Farms

Pick of Bred Heifers

$17,500

Dogpatch Acres Charolais

Hunter Charolais

Miss Prairie Cove 60H

$17,000

Clearwater River Ranches

Prairie Cove Charolais

Pick of Bred Heifers

$16,500

Dale McKay & Steppler Farms

High Bluff Stock Farm

SOS Harlequin 66H

$16,000

Evan & Logan Jamieson

Springside Farms

JWX Lemon Drop 5H

$15,000

Harvie Ranching

Wilgenbusch Charolais

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27 Year (1994-2020) Charolais Female Sale Trends # of Sales Year

Cow Calf Pair

# of Sales

No.

Bred Females

Average

No.

Bred Heifers

Average

No.

Heifer Calves

Average

No.

Average

1994

42

341

$4,688

345

$2,733

469

$2,336

283

1995

32

300

$3,379

279

$1,674

445 1/2

$2,004

229

$2,247 $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 $2,072

2007

23

402

$2,992

325

$1,596

257

$2,120

115

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 $2,693

2011

13

265

$4,860

152

$2,666

174

$2,866

95

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

2020 Charolais Female Sale Statistics 2020 Sale Name

Cow/Calf PR

Bred Females

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

12 $10,207

26

Embryo

Flush/Recip

Bulls

TOTALS

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

No. Ave.

Cassity Charolais Dispersal

16

$3,228

8

$1,556

10

$1,625

2

$950

-

-

-

-

Fall Feature Female Sale

1

$6,900

2

$5,250

18

$5,028

15

$5,028

-

-

3

$775

Hicks Charolais Homo Polled Female Sale

8

$4,424

8

$2,700

19

$2,711

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Platinum Picks: Volume 1

$6,901

Semen

No. Ave.

1

No Borders Select Sale

1 $13,500

No. Ave.

Alberta Select Sale

Holk Charolais Dispersal

$9,250

Bred Heifers Heifer Calves

-

-

2

$1,325

1

43

$7,828

GROSS

$4,000

-

-

$336,619

-

-

3

$2,833

39

$2,327

$90,750

-

-

-

-

37

$4,467

$163,000

-

-

-

35

$3,088

$111,150

-

34

$2,804

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1

$4,300

35

$2,847

$99,650

4 $11,063

3

$4,667

16

$6,484

9

$4,306

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

32

$6,273

$200,750

2

2

$3,000

17

$3,952

16

$3,213

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

37

$3,616

$133,750

12 $13,795

$435,000

$4,600

Prairie Cove Female Sale

7 $17,428

9

$9,221

3 $14,000

20

$388

9

$1,633

-

-

-

-

33 $13,182

Select Bull & Female Sale

1

$6,800

1

$3,100

8

$3,775

5

$3,290

-

-

-

-

1

$3,000

-

-

16

$3,722

$59,550

6 $12,667

1

$7,000

36

$7,569

5

$8,250

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

48

$8,266

$396,750

-

32

-

-

40

$7,063

$282,500

30 3/4 $16,909

$519,100

Steppler Farms "A Piece of the Program" Sterling Collection Sale

4 $13,000

-

$6,609

4

$4,750

-

-

-

-

-

-

Superstar Charolais sale

1 $12,500

1 $24,000

10 $14,875

18

$8,494

50

$325

16

$2,012

-

-

-

1

$4,400

28

18

$4,283

-

-

-

-

-

-

Uppin' The Ante Sale

-

$5,732

3/4 $123,000 -

-

47

$5,149

$242,000

Walking Plow Charolais Dispersal

31

$3,329

67

$1,713

27

$1,763

4

$1,113

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

129

$2,093

$270,000

Winsnes Farms Relocation Sale

24

$6,462

41

$3,575

8

$4,268

5

$4,268

-

-

-

-

-

-

15

$2,640

93

$4,148

$385,800

Wrangler & Coyote Flats "Sharing Our Genetics"

6

$7,225

7

$4,507

23

$6,639

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

36

$6,322

$227,600

$5,768 139

$5,812

70

$343

30

$1,756

2

$3,500

19 3/4

Average/Totals 112

44

$6,496 186

$3,175 267

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$9,165 730 3/4

$5,411 $3,953,975


27 Year (1994-2020) Charolais Female Sale Trends Open Females Average

No. 42

Flush/Recips

$2,680

No. 31

Bulls/Semen

Average $2,031

No. 150 2/3

Total Lots

Average $8,998

No. 1690

Sale Gross

Average $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

641 5/8

$2,975

$1,909,000

0

$0

6

$5,042

44 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

0

$0

2

$3,500

19 3/4

$9,165

730 3/4

$5,411

$3,953,975

Youth activities, continued from page 42 wildlife such as birds. Many bird species would lose their habitat to overgrowth if cattle were not there to keep the levels down. They also recycle crops that people cannot eat and then it goes into their manure which has good nutrients for the plant’s. But what is not okay, in my opinion, is calling it “Beyond Beef Burger’s” because it is kind of false advertisement. Recently, mainstream supermarkets across Canada began carrying “Beyond beef burger’s” with some opting to put them in the butcher section along with steaks and ribs. If you walk into those supermarkets and do not know about what the beyond beef patties are really made of and buy

it, I am guessing you would be kind of disappointed. I would also be extremely disappointed. A new report went like this “Consumer’s are increasingly following the new Canada’s food guide, which highlights the benefits of nutritional from protein source’s, that up to sixty percent of Canada’s “meat” may come from non-animal source’s by 2040”. Now stores and restaurants have plant-based beef. With these shifts the company “Beyond meat recently it’s stock price surge almost forty percent. This will have a huge impact on beef producers. So, I hope us beef producers can change that sixty percent to about twenty or thirty percent. Because if Charolais Banner • February 2021

not there may be several small beef producers shutting down. Maybe even large producers may shut down. But I am not sure that veggie patties will become that common. If it does, we will have to get through it. References

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important activities in our industry

Calendar of Events February 10 Creek’s Edge Charolais Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Yellow Creek, SK February 10 Howe Coulee Charolais Private Treaty Bull Sale, at the farm, Moose Jaw, SK February 13 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 23rd Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Stettler (AB) Agriculture Society

February 19 “Muscle Up” at Stephen Charolais and Guests Bull Sale, 1 pm, Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart February 20 P & H Ranching 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 20 Prouse Ranch Bull Sale, online from the farm, Invermay, SK

February 16 Rawe Ranches 38th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Strome, AB

February 20 Saint Martin Test Station Sale, Saint Martin, QC

February 17 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1 pm, Olds (AB) Cow Palace

February 22 BOB Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Stettler (AB) Agriculture Society

February 18 Prairie Cove Charolais Bull and Female Sale, 1 pm, at the ranch, Bashaw, AB

February 24 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Milestone, SK February 24 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

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February 26 Maple Leaf Charolais & Guests 16th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Calnash Ag Events Centre, Ponoka, AB February 26 HEJ Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart February 27 Myhre Land & Cattle Co./Bar J Charolais Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 27 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC February 27 RRTS Charolais Bull sale, 12:30 pm, BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC February 27 Triple C Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 pm, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart February 28 Pro-Char 9th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Glenevis, AB

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March 2 Acadia Colony Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 5 40th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart March 5 Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 5 Oattes Charolais Bull Sale, 6 pm, at the farm, Cobden, ON March 5 Nish Charolais 15th Annual Bull Sale, 6 pm, Perlich Bros. Auction Mart, Lethbridge, AB March 6 Turnbull Charolais & Guests Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Pincher Creek, AB March 6 Wrangler Made 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Westlock, AB March 6 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC March 7 Legacy Charolais 4th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Botha, AB March 8 Palmer Charolais 10th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Bladworth, SK March 9 Johnson Ranching Bull Sale, 1:00 pm, Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 9 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB

March 11 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 2 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 11 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 2nd Annual Spring Bull Sale, 12:30 pm, at the ranch, Del Bonita, AB March 12 CK Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Vanscoy, SK March 12 17th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB

March 12 Meridian Agriculture Co. Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, Acadia Valley, AB 56

March 13 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Kenaston, SK

March 13 Blackbern/WhiteWater & Kirlene 10th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON March 14 Steppler Farms 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB March 15 Flat Valley Cattle Co. & K Lazy T Cattle Co. Simple as Black and White Bull Sale, 1 pm, Medicine Hat (AB) Feeding Company March 15 Grassroots Bull Sale, Dryland Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB March 18 Footprint Farms Bull Sale, 3:30 pm, at the ranch, Esther, AB

March 18 Northern Impact VIII Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, North Central Livestock, Clyde, AB March 18 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB

March 19 High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Inglis, MB March 19 Reese Cattle Co. 12th Annual Bull Sale, Farmgate Timed Online Auction March 20 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 18th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Oak Lake, MB March 20 Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 10th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 20 Sliding Hills Charolais 15th Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Canora, SK March 20 8th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, 2 pm, Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS March 20 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK

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March 20 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1 pm, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 21 M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 2 pm, at the farm, Indian River, ON March 22 TRI-N Charolais Farms Ltd., 2 pm, on the farm, Lenore, MB March 22 Neilson Cattle Co. 31st Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK March 22 North West Bull Sale, 1 pm, Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK March 23 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 18th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Minitonas, MB March 23 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm 5th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Dryland Trading Corp., Veteran, AB March 24 HTA Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Rivers, MB March 25 Elder Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coronach, SK March 26 McTavish Farms & Guest 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 26 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Perlich Bros. Auction Market, Lethbridge, AB March 27 Coyote Flats Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Coaldale, AB March 27 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 27 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6 pm, VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB March 27 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the ranch, Rockglen, SK March 27 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Cobden, ON


March 27 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the ranch, Elk Point, AB March 27 Chomiak Charolais 17th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, Viking (AB) Auction Market March 27 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 2:00 pm, Candiac (SK) Auction Mart March 27 Tee M Jay Bull Sale, 1:00 pm, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 28 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2 pm, Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK March 28 Elite Genetics Bull Sale, 1 pm, RSK Sale Barn, Douglas, MB March 30 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1 pm, Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB March 31 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, La Riviere, MB April 1 Hunter Charolais 10th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Roblin, MB April 3 Vermilion Charolais Group 35th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Lakeview Charolais, Marwayne, AB April 3 Maritime Bull Test Station Sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS April 3 Saunders Charolais 16th Annual Bull Sale, 2 pm, Keady (ON) Livestock Market April 3 Transcon’s 25th Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1 pm, Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales April 5 North of the 49th 18th Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK April 6 Cedarlea Farms “Git ‘R Done” Bull Sale, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK

April 7 White Cap/Rosso Charolais & Howe Red Angus Bull Sale, 1 pm, at White Cap Charolais, Moose Jaw, SK April 8 Daines Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1 pm, Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart April 8 Charmark Ranches Bull Sale, 1:00 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB April 9 Spirit of the North Bull Sale, 1 pm, Spiritwood (SK) Auction Mart April 10 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1 pm, Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON April 10 Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2 pm, Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB April 10 Brimner Cattle Co., Cornerstone Bull Sale, Farmgate Timed Online Auction April 12 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1 pm, Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart April 13 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2 pm, Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 14 White Meadow Charolais Bull Sale, Pipestone, MB, Farmgate Timed Online Auction April 17 Cedardale Charolais 17th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, Nestleton, ON

MC QuantoCk “Canada’s Bulls” Bull sale LLoydminster, sK • January 30, 2021 sandan Charolais / springside FarMs annual Bull sale stettLer, aB • FeBruary13, 2021 prairie Cove Charolais annual Bull & FeMale sale Bashaw, aB • FeBruary 18, 2021 BeCk / MCCoy 11th annual Bull sale miLestone, sK • FeBruary 24, 2021 heJ Charolais Bull sale innisFaiL, aB • FeBruary 26, 2021 Meridian ag Bull sale acadia VaLLey, aB • march 12, 2021 neilson Cattle CoMpany Charolais Bull sale wiLLowBrooK, sK • march 22, 2021 iMpaCt angus & Charolais Bull sale sasKatoon, sK • march 27, 2021 Best oF the Breeds Bull sale yorKton, sK • march 28, 2021 C2 Charolais annual Bull sale LariViere, mB • march 31, 2021 Mid-Western ontario angus & Charolais Bull & FeMale sale LucKnow, on • apriL 10, 2021 spirit oF the north Bull sale spiritwood, sK • apriL 11, 2021 Cattle Capital Bull sale ste. rose du Lac, mB • apriL 12, 2021

April 17 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD July 5-9 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Olds Cow Palace, Olds, AB

April 6 Gilliland Bros. Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Carievale, SK

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Advertisers’ Index Alta Genetics Inc......................................... 48 Amabec Charolais.................................. 29,51 American International Charolais Asso......... 25 Annuroc Charolais................................. 29,51 B Bar D Charolais........................................ 51 Baker Farms................................................ 51 Bar H Charolais........................................... 52 Beck Farms.............................................. 5,52 Be-Rich Farms............................................. 49 Blackbern Charolais..................................... 51 Bob Charolais.............................................. 49 Bogart Cattle Company............................... 29 Borderand Cattle Co................................... 52 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd.............................. 48 Bricney Stock Farm...................................... 53 Bridor Charolais.......................................... 51 Brimner Charolais........................................ 53 Buffalo Lake Charolais................................. 49 By Livestock...............................................IBC Campbells Charolais.................................... 53 Carey Auction Services................................ 48 Cedardale Charolais.................................... 51 Cedarlea Farms........................................... 53 Charla Moore Farms.................................... 53 Char-Lew Ranch.......................................... 49 Char-Maine Ranching.................................. 49 Charolais Journal........................................ 48 Char-Top Charolais...................................... 53 Charworth Charolais................................... 49 Chomiak Charolais...................................... 49 ciaq............................................................ 16 Circle Cee Charolais.................................... 49 Cline Cattle Co........................................... 50 Cockburn Farms.......................................... 52 Cougar Hill Ranch....................................... 50 Coyote Flats Charolais................................. 49 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle......................... 53 C2 Charolais............................................... 51 DanG Charolais........................................... 29 Davis-Rairdan.............................................. 48 Degurse Farms............................................ 29 Demarah Farms........................................... 53 Derrer Farms............................................... 15 Diamond W Charolais................................. 53 Dorran, Ryan............................................... 48 Double P Stock Farm................................... 51 Dowell Charolais......................................... 49 Dubuc Charolais senc.................................. 52 Dudgeon-Snobelen..................................... 52 EastGen...................................................... 16 Eaton Charolais........................................... 54 Edge Livestock Inc....................................... 48 Elder Charolais Farm................................... 53 Fergus Family Charolais............................... 52 Fischer Charolais......................................... 49 Flat Valley Cattle Co.................................... 49

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Fleury, Michael............................................ 48 Flewelling, Craig......................................... 48 Footprint Farms........................................... 49 Frijters, Peter............................................... 15 Future Farms............................................... 49 Gallelli Charolais......................................... 49 Gilliland Bros. Charolais............................... 53 Good Anchor Charolais............................... 49 H.S. Knill Company Ltd............................... 48 Happy Haven Charolais............................... 51 Harcourt Charolais...................................... 53 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Ltd....................... 51 Harvie Ranching.......................................... 49 HEJ Charolais.............................................. 49 Hicks Charolais............................................ 52 High Bluff Stock Farm................................. 51 Hopewell Charolais..................................... 53 Horseshoe E Charolais............................ 13,53 Howe Coulee Charolais............................... 53 HTA Charolais............................................. 51 Hunter Charolais...................................51,IBC JMB Charolais............................................. 51 Johnson Charolais....................................... 49 Johnstone Auction ..................................... 48 June Rose Charolais.................................... 53 Kaiser Cattle Co.......................................... 49 Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.............................. 49 KCH Charolais............................................. 50 Kirlene Cattle.............................................. 52 La Ferme Patry de Weedon....................... 9,52 Lakeview Charolais...................................... 49 Langstaff Charolais................................ 29,52 Leemar Charolais........................................ 49 Legacy Charolais......................................... 49 LEJ Charolais............................................... 51 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch.................... 54 M&L Cattle Company.................................. 52 Mack’s Charolais.................................... 29,52 Maple Leaf Charolais................................... 49 Martens Cattle Co....................................... 53 Martens Charolais....................................... 51 McAvoy Charolais....................................... 53 McKeary Charolais...................................... 50 McLeod Services.......................................... 48 McTavish Farms........................................... 53 Medonte Farms........................................... 52 Miller Land & Livestock................................ 52 Mutrie Farms.............................................. 53 Myhre Land and Cattle................................ 51 Nahachewsky Charolais . ............................ 53 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds............................ 21 Norheim Ranching...................................... 48 P & H Ranching Co...................................... 50 Packer Charolais.......................................... 52 Palmer Charolais......................................... 53 Partridge Hollow Charolais.......................... 29

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Phillips Farms.............................................. 53 Pleasant Dawn Charolais........................ 11,51 Potter Charolais.......................................... 52 Prairie Cove Charolais.............................. 7,50 Prairie Gold Charolais.................................. 53 Pro-Char Charolais...................................... 50 Pure Beef Genetics...................................... 15 R&G McDonald Livestock............................ 51 Raffan, Don................................................ 48 Rawes Ranches........................................... 50 Reeleder, Andrew........................................ 48 Rocky Coulee Ranch.................................... 11 Rollin’ Acres Charolais................................. 52 Ross Lake Charolais..................................... 50 Rosso Charolais........................................... 53 Royale Charolais.......................................... 52 RRTS Charolais............................................ 50 Saddleridge Charolais.................................. 50 SanDan Charolais........................................ 50 Saunders Charolais...................................... 52 Semex Beef................................................. 16 Serhienko Cattle Co.................................... 53 Sharadon Farms.......................................... 52 Skeels, Danny............................................. 48 Sliding Hills Charolais.................................. 53 Southside Charolais..................................... 50 Southview Farms......................................... 52 CK Sparrow Farms Ltd................................ IFC Springside Farms......................................... 50 Spruce View Charolais................................. 50 Stach Farms Charolais................................. 50 Stephen Charolais....................................... 54 Steppler Farms Ltd................................... 3,51 Stock, Mark................................................ 48 Sugarloaf Charolais..................................... 50 Sunshine Oak Charolais............................... 51 T Bar C Cattle Co................................... 48,57 Temple Farms.............................................. 54 Terry Creek Charolais.................................. 29 Thistle Ridge Ranch..................................... 50 Transcon Livestock................................. 48,55 TRI-N Charolais........................................... 51 Turnbull Charolais....................................... 50 Twin Anchor Charolais................................ 50 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd......................... 50 West Gen.................................................... 16 Western Litho Printers................................. 48 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Co........................... 15 White Cap Charolais................................... 54 White Lake Colony...................................... 50 White Meadow Charolais Ltd...................... 51 Wilgenbusch Charolais........................ 54,OBC Wilkie Ranch............................................... 50 Wood River Charolais.................................. 54 Wrangler Charolais..................................... 50


Hunter Charolais A Charolais family operation for over 30 years

Box 569, Roblin, MB, R0L 1P0 Doug & Marianne Hunter T 204-937-2531 C 204-937-7737 • huntchar@mymts.net Jimmy Hunter 204-937-0219 • Michael & Candace Hunter 204-247-0301 @HunterCharolais • www.huntercharolais.com

Worth the Wait in 2021

Highlighting the offering of our highly anticipated 10th Annual Bull Sale

Dam - SOS 126R

HC HIGH COUNTRY 2H EldEr’s Blackjack 788B x HTa crown PrincE 152l

10 Annual Bull Sale TH

Thursday april 1st, 2021 • 1:30 pm • At the FArm, roblin, mb Offering: 50 Yearling Charolais Bulls & 6 Yearling Hereford Bulls Bulls will be on display for viewing at the farm, on Wednesday, March 31st, from 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Delivery Available in Western Canada Sale Manager: By Livestock • Helge By 306-536-4261 • Jon Wright 306-807-8424 • www.bylivestock.com


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