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LT RUSHMORE 8060 X AQUARIUS 493B

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Motley 56H

LIRIANO 660D X STOUT X41

POTAKA STUD NUGGET X WINN MANS RIATA 514R Golden

Nugget 44H

Fappani 38H

LIRIANO 660D X C2 CHECKSTOP 75C

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VANSCOY, SK

2 PM CST | FRIDAY

Cam, Kerrie, Emma, Jill & Josie Sparrow | H: 306-668-4218 | Cam’s Cell: 306-227-3607 | Vanscoy, Saskatchewan


ON FARM VISITS WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED CONTA CT U S F OR A F R E E C ATAL OGU E

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Honcho x Evolution BW 102 | Adj 205 - 774 | Adj 365 - 1280 BW 3.1 WW 51 YW 94 Milk 17 TM 42

Reliable x Lanza BW 96 | Adj 205 - 808 | Adj 365 - 1490 BW 1.1 WW 36.7 YW 73.5 Milk 22 TM 40

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HTA VERIFIED 58H

HTA DUTTON 14H

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HTA MISSLE 110H

Astroid x Zeplin BW 101 | Adj 205 - 832 | Adj 365 - 1513 BW 0.3 WW 52.8 YW 106 Milk 21 TM 47

Astroid x Bulletproof BW 104 | Adj 205 - 765 | Adj 365 - 1511 BW 2.0 WW 47.4 YW 93.1 Milk 19 TM 42

High Class x M6 Grid Maker BW 106 | Adj 205 - 757 | Adj 365 - 1494 BW 2.4 WW 42 YW 88.2 Milk 32 TM 53

Gen Polled

HTA BILLINGS 11H

Watchman x Astroid BW 94 | Adj 205 - 712 | Adj 365 - 1350 BW 0.5 WW 49 YW 99 Milk 21 TM 45

march 24TH AT THE FARM WEDNESDAY @ 1:30 PM

ANNUAL BULL SALE

7 M I LE S WES T OF R IV ER S , MB

ons of:

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HTA ASTROID 603D Homo polled, Leptin TT, ranked #1 at weaning and yearling, used on heifers, calving ease and performance all-in-one. SHSH HIGH CLASS 43D Performance Lanza son, highest selling bull at Sliding Hills Charolais Bull Sale in 2017. HTA RELIABLE 4101B Used successfully on cows and heifers, calving ease and hair.

RGP Remington 101Y, HTA Contender 605D, Wrangler Watchman 2E, SOS Hooey Pld 127D, Elder’s Honcho 72E, plus more.

SHAWN & TANYA AIREY & FAMILY Rivers, Manitoba call or text Shawn: 204-724-8823 | Tanya: 204-365-0850 htacharolais@hotmail.com

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New Genet

HTA MORGAN 232Z Nobleman son, performance and eye appeal. HVA BISHOP 22F SHSH HD grandson - HD is a maternal brother to High Class, calving ease and hair!

VI E W VI D E OS OF TH E BU L LS O NLINE AT

HTACHAROLAIS.COM

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The Charolais Connection

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

Manager/Publisher Helge By

March 2021 • vol. xxxViii, no. 2 From the Field. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 dans nos champs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Canadian Charolais Association News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 De la Charolais Association Canadienne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Profile – Chad MacPherson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 What Goes In Must Come Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Herd Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Importance of Forage Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 CCYA News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Calendar of Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

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

Publication Number: 40047726

The Charolais Connection is mailed to over 8,000 cattlemen nationwide. Those cattlemen include all purebred Charolais breeders, buyers of purebred Charolais bulls from the past six years and all subscribers to the Charolais Banner. March 2021

No material contained in the Charolais Connection may be reprinted without the permission of the Charolais Banner. The publishers reserve the right to refuse any advertisements.

On the Cover ... a bull pen scene at Stephen Charolais Photo: Helge By Design: Tania Wolk

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

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f f u l B h Hig STOCK FARM

BULL & FEMALE SALE Friday, March 19, 2021 |2:00 p.m.

at the farm - Inglis, MB |Sale will be broadcast online www.dlms.ca HBSF 131H

FOCUSING ON PERFORMANCE, STYLE, DISPOSITION, HAIR AND STRUCTURE

Three Thieves x Triumph

Offering 58 BULLS |

CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL, YEARLINGS & 2 YEAR OLD BULLS 20 YEARLING FEMALES, CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL

HBSF 102H

HBSF 42H

HBSF 147H

Escobar x Bronco

El Paso x Triumph

Three Thieves x Magnum

HBSF 152H

HBSF 151H

HBSF 198G

Triumph 50B x Espernza

Triumph 50B x Espernza

Triumph 50B x Original

EGC 112H

EGC 13H

HBSF 156H

Driller x Best Westernson

Epic x Driller

Enforcer x Triumph

In these uncertain times we invite you to come and tour the bulls and females anytime. Join us at the farm sale day or online on DLMS.

www.highbluffstockfarm.ca

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The Jackson Family Carman: 1-204-773-6448 Erin: 1-204-821-4110 5


Selling 60 Yearling Bulls All are Polled

All the bulls in this ad except 834H have been DNA tested Homozygous Polled

TLJ 195H Turnbull’s Full Moon x Pleasant Dawn Chisum CE 6.4 BW -1.1 WW 56 YW 111 M 31 TM 59 BW 96, Adj 205 820, Adj 365 1492

We StreSS:

• Calving ease • Maternal Strength • Structural Soundness • Performance

TLJ 312H LT Affinity x Pleasant Dawn Classic

CE 10.4 BW -2.1 WW 50 YW 95 M 24 TM 49 BW 82, Adj 205 794, Adj 365 1405

Our goal is

Customer Satisfaction Our yearling bulls are fed a growing ration to insure their healthy development while maintaining sound feet and legs.

ASH 22H MAIN Magico Lanzo x LT Ledger

CE 6.4 BW -2.3 WW 36 YW 84 M 27 TM 46 BW 93, Adj 205 675, Adj 365 1346

TLJ 916H

Delivery AvAilAble MAIN Magico Lanzo x Campbells Bombshell 15B Bulls can be kept until June 1 at no charge

CE 7.7 BW -.9 WW 46 YW 94 M 27 TM 50 BW 95, Adj 205 796, Adj 365 1430

Call today for a catalogue or for more information catalogue and videos online at www.pleasantdawn.com View

TLJ 517H Saddleridge Freighter x Pleasant Dawn Sidney CE 8.5 BW -1.1 WW 46 YW 87 M 20 TM 43 BW 87, Adj 205 729, Adj 365 1394

CE 7.3 BW .6 WW 50 YW 93 M 21 TM 46 BW 102, Adj 205 715, Adj 365 1406

Trent & Ashley Hatch

Box 132, Oak Lake, MB R0M 1P0

Trent 204-855-3078 Cell 204-721-3078 trent.hatch@gmail.com 6

TLJ 541H TRI-N Captain Morgan x Pleasant Dawn Splendor

Internet Bidding Available

Sale Manager:

www.bylivestock.com

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306-584-7937 Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com


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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

I looked back at my editorial from the March 2020 issue of the Charolais Connection written in the middle of February and wow. Who knew what the next 12 months would bring turning the world upside down? As I have said before, we are so fortunate that we are in agriculture and that most of us have been able to continue life with some minimal interruptions. People still must eat, and we still have to be the primary producers to make that happen. One thing that has been amazing is the demand for beef through all of this. The packers have had the upper hand since the slow downs in production due to Covid in the packing plant lines, but through it all, the demand has been strong. The packer profits have been the highest in history for January, at the expense of the feeders.

I was looking at some data from the USA and the last week of January 2021 had the third highest choice boxed beef cutout price in history. The two other higher years were because of small fed cattle slaughters, but this is demand driven, as record beef production is put through the system. Boxed beef prices are at an unprecedented high for this time of year. Beef demand is so spectacular the large kills have been absorbed with ease. When the feeders can start getting the upper hand over the packers, I think the prices for fat cattle and feeder cattle will be extremely positive in the next few years. We have been through scores and scores of bull pens and taken 1,000s and 1,000s of pictures and videos for advertising and sale catalogues for these spring bull sales. There is a great offering of Charolais bulls for both your cows and heifers on offer this spring. There have been a number of sales that have already happened. You can go to our website to see the

averages and highlights and follow the sales as they happen. As we get into more bull sales, if Robbie Chomik, Jon Wright, or I can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always happy to help in any way we can. Most of the Charolais sale catalogues are on our website and a reminder too, that all our Charolais Banner and Charolais Connection magazines are online for free at charolaisbanner.com. If you want to go back to past issues or show your neighbours past articles, please do. We also try to keep the sale news very current on our homepage, so you can check the latest results, usually within a day of the sale. So here is wishing everyone a great calving season with nice weather and may the moisture conditions this summer be favourable. Until next time, Helge

Three of the six Homozygous Polled bulls heading to the McTavish Farms and Guest 10th Annual Bull Sale March 26

Charla Moore Custom Made 13H DOB 01/28/20 BW 103, 205 DW 773, 365DW 1410 A power house of a bull backed by a top end cow

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Charla Moore North 57H DOB 02/9/20 BW 97, 205 DW 718, 365DW 1377 Long bodied, good haired bull that will sire those top dollar tan steers

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Charla Moore North 103H DOB 03/21/20 BW 92, 205 DW 709, 365DW 1487 A calving ease dream that won’t sacrifice weaning weights


11th Annual Bull Sale • 1:30 pm • at the Farm

thursday, March 25th, 2021

Performance, Power, Punch - the Total Package Breeding to meet the needs of our Customers

45 Yearling Bulls On Offer Attention:

ELDER’S HOULIO 4H • Homo Pld SKW Expedition 89C x Steppler Prince George 43A BW 98 Adj 205 762 Adj 365 1540

Commercial Breeders “Bulls Built for the Long Haul”

ELDER’S cOmpaDRE 13H • Homo Pld Elder’s Amigo 98E x Grant’s Playboy 3X BW 92 Adj 205 777 Adj 365 1458

• Many Homo Polled • Some Red Factor • Guaranteed • Free Delivery up to 200 km before May 1 or take them home Sale Day and deduct $100.00 from your Total purchase

ELDER’S HERcULES 17H • Homo Pld Elder’s Vexour 8042F x HBSF Red River 61Z BW 80 Twin Sept 27 WW 863 Jan 2 YW 1370

Call for a catalogue or view it and videos of the bulls online at www.eldercharolais.com

ELDER’S RamBO 77H • Homo Pld HVA Falcon 250F x Elder’s Blackjack 788B BW 107 Adj 205 794 Adj 365 1640

Sale broadcast live at www.bylivestock.com

ELDER’S HOOpER 37H • Homo Pld Elder’s Blackjack 788B x Elder’s Hercules 149A BW 82 Adj 205 662 Adj 365 1451

ELDER’S HIawatHa 83H • 3rd Gen Pld HVA Falcon 250F x Elder’s Blackjack 788B BW 84 Adj 205 736 Adj 365 1512

Coffee is On Feel Free to stop and view the Bulls

Sale Manager: Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Visitors

Welcome

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

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Des points à réfléchir

Dans nos champs Helge By

J’ai repensé à mon éditorial du numéro de mars 2020 du Charolais Connection que j’ai écrit mi-février et wow. Qui aurait su ce que les 12 prochains mois bouleverseraient le monde? Comme je l’ai déjà dit, nous sommes si chanceux d’être dans l’agriculture et que la plupart d’entre nous ont pu continuer la vie avec quelques interruptions minimales. Les gens doivent encore manger, et nous devons encore être les principaux producteurs pour y arriver. Une chose qui a été incroyable, c’est la demande de bœuf à travers tout cela. Les emballeurs ont eu le dessus depuis le ralentissement de la production dans les lignes des usines de conditionnement depuis la Covid, mais à travers tout cela, la demande a été forte. Les bénéfices des emballeurs sont les plus élevés de l’histoire de janvier aux dépends des parcs d’engraissements. Je regardais certaines données des États-Unis et la dernière semaine de janvier 2021 avait le troisième prix de découpe de boeuf en boîte

le plus élevé de l’histoire. Les deux autres années plus élevées étaient attribuables aux petits abattages de bovins engraissés, mais cela dépend de la demande, car une production record de bœuf passe par le système. Les prix du boeuf en boîte sont à un prix sans précédent pour cette période de l’année. La demande de bœuf est si spectaculaire que les grands abattages ont été absorbés facilement. Lorsque les parcs d’engraissements pourront commencer à prendre le dessus sur les conditionneurs, je pense que les prix des bovins gras et des bovins d’engraissement seront extrêmement positifs au cours des prochaines années. Nous avons parcouru des dizaines et des dizaines d’enclos à taureaux et nous avons pris des milliers et des milliers de photos et de vidéos pour les catalogues de publicité et de vente pour les encans de taureaux du printemps. Il y a une belle variété de taureaux Charolais offerte pour vos vaches et vos génisses ce printemps. Un certain nombre de ventes ont déjà eu lieu. Vous pouvez aller sur notre site Web pour voir les moyennes et les faits saillants et suivre les ventes au

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fur et à mesure qu’elles se déroulent. Au fur et à mesure que nous nous avançons dans les ventes de taureaux, si Robbie Chomik, Jon Wright ou moi pouvons vous aider, n’hésitez pas à nous appeler. Nous sommes toujours heureux de vous aider de toutes les manières possibles. La plupart des catalogues de vente Charolais sont sur notre site internet et un rappel aussi, que tous nos magazines Charolais Banner et Charolais Connection sont disponible en ligne gratuitement sur charolaisbanner.com. Si vous souhaitez revenir à des numéros passés ou montrer à vos voisins des articles déjà parus, je vous encourage de le faire. Nous essayons également de garder les nouvelles des ventes très à jour sur notre page d’accueil, afin que vous puissiez consulter les derniers résultats généralement dans la journée suivant la vente. Nous souhaitons donc à tous une belle saison de vêlage avec un beau temps et que les conditions d’humidité cet été soient favorables. À la prochaine, Helge


LKVG 6H

Circle Cee Legend x Pro-Char Exotic

LKVR 10H

Pro-Char Exotic x MXS Canyon

A sample of our offering at

VERMILION CHAROLAIS GROUP 35TH ANNUAL BULL SALE April 3rd, 2021, at Lakeview Charolais, Marwayne, AB

LKVR 17H

Pro-Char Exotic x LAE Smooth Deal

LKVR 8G

Circle Cee Legend x BHD Stout

LKVR 4G

Circle Cee Legend x BHD Stout

LKVR 134G

Pro-Char Exotic x Hopewell Wildcard

Rob & Heather Murray H 780.875.0218 • C 780.205.0912robjmurray@hotmail.com • Charolais Connection • March 2021

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Why Buy Our Bulls?

Putting more pounds on your calves means more money in your pocket! White & Red FactoR YeaRling chaRolais Bulls sell on DlMs Farm Gate Timed Auctions

Bidding open March 18 and Closes 6 pm, March 19, 2021

Barry Reese didsbury, alberta 403-870-3960 12

View our catalogue online at www.reesecattleco.com Charolais Connection • March 2021


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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: Mark Frost, Kingsey Falls 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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Female Genotyping in Seedstock and Commercial Herds Nicki Westersund Neogen, Western Canada Territory Manager, Beef Genomics

Having a strong bull battery is no doubt an effective way to manage genetics and breed in specific traits, but the bulls you use and test only factor into half of the equation. The females you breed and select are just as important and essential to identify strong genetics and tools for future selection. Ideally a well performing female will remain in the commercial herd or the registered herd book for years to come, so isn’t it valuable in knowing early on in that female’s life what genetics she is contributing to your herd? That is where genomic testing your females early on in their lives really holds value. Whether you are a seedstock producer promoting your genetics or a commercial producer trying to diversify or improve your herd there is a lot to gain from DNA testing your females. If you are a Charolais seedstock producer, you have a unique and valuable opportunity to DNA test females within the herd book through the Genomic Producer Advantage (GPA) program. So why should seedstock producers participate in this program? This program will assist in early predictions of genetic merit of females, as well as provide genomically enhanced expected progeny differences (gEPD’s) to help make breeding decisions. Producers who wish to manage genetic conditions or traits can use DNA testing to identify which animals are carriers or for herd management. Trait management, for example horned polled testing is another key tool in breeding management that is showcased through DNA testing of females. When you combine DNA testing with an animal’s pedigree you Charolais Connection • March 2021

generate the genomically enhanced expected progeny differences (gEPDs) for that animal. The difference of gEDPs over traditional expected progeny differences (EDPs) is accuracy. An animal’s gEPDs have a higher rate of accuracy over traditional EPDs as they are based not only on the animal’s pedigree and progeny records, but each animal’s genetic potential. This testing shows an animal’s heritable traits before the animal has even had a single offspring, potentially saving a breeder time and money by only making breeding decisions based on desired traits ensuring herd improvement. Participating in the GPA program utilizes the GGP-100K genomic test, this test generates the gEPDs for the animal as well as allows for cheaper and faster genetic condition tests. This is possible because the GGP100K includes the information for several genetic condition tests, such as Horned/Polled. If you are a commercial producer, you also have options to use genomic testing in your commercial herd, the Igenity® Beef Profile is a great genetic tool to use on crossbred cattle. With 16 traits and three indices plus parentage, this profile helps you make more confident decisions. Using the Igenity Beef Profile, means you can identity animals that have the most genetic potential for the heritable traits of interest in your herd for future generations. In terms of female testing this profile can evaluate each trait to help you sort and rank cattle, see patterns, herd strengths, areas of improvement or weakness and create custom indices on the Igenity Beef Dashboard to meet your goals or help select replacement heifers. The following traits are evaluated in the profile; birth weight, calving ease direct, calving ease maternal, ..continued on page 18


Sparrows Oldenburg x Sparrows Sanchez BW 100, Oct 16 WW 860, Feb 3 YW 1380

WOB 4H

K-Cow Harlem x Sparrows Oldenburg BW 80, Oct 16 WW 825, Feb 3 YW 1390

WOB 7H

19th annual Bull Sale

Circle Cee Legend x Merit Roundup BW 80, Oct 18 WW 710, Feb 3 YW 1320

WOB 42H

DiamonD W Charolais & red angus

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 1:30 PM JTM LivesTock, MiniTonas, MB (5 miles East of Swan River on Highway 10)

On Offer:

bulls will work for you: 75 Bulls Our • Big, Solid Bulls that can cover pastures 45 Charolais Two-Year Old & Yearling Bulls

30 red & BlaCk angus Two-Year Old & Yearling Bulls

• Semen tested & ready to work! • Performance Tested • Lots of Hair • Full of Meat • More bull for your dollar • Good Feet, Structurally Sound, Easy Fleshing

Sale Manager: Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Orland Walker Hudson Bay, SK 306-865-6539 diamondw@sasktel.net

View the catalogue and videos online at www.bylivestock.com

WOB 23H SVY Fortress x Eatons Royal Dynasty BW 90, Oct 16 WW 735, Feb 3 YW 1435

WIO 1H Red RRA One and Only x Red Get-A-Long Unltd BW 80, Oct 18 WW 710, Feb 3 YW 1320 Charolais Connection • March 2021

WIO 22H Red Silveiras Mission Nexus x Red Crowfoot Moonshine BW 85, Oct 18 WW 725, Feb 3 YW 1340 15


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

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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Génotypage des femelle pursang et commerciales Nicki Westersund Neogen, Western Canada Territory Manager, Beef Genomics

La qualité de vos taureaux est sans aucun doute un moyen efficace de gérer la génétique et d’introduire certains caractères spécifiques, mais les taureaux que vous utilisez et tester ne facteur que la moitié de l’équation. Les femelles que vous élevez et sélectionnez sont tout aussi importantes et essentielles pour identifier une bonne génétique et elles représentent un gros morceau qui bâtira le futur de votre entreprise. Idéalement, une femelle performante restera dans un groupe commercial ou dans un troupeau pur-sang pour plusieurs années à venir, n’est-il donc pas utile de savoir dès le début de la vie de cette femelle quelle génétique elle contribura à votre cheptel? C’est là que les tests génomiques de vos femelles, dès le début de leur vie, ont vraiment de la valeur. Que vous soyez un éleveur faisant la promotion de sa génétique ou un producteur commercial qui essaie de diversifier ou d’améliorer son exploitation, il y a beaucoup à gagner en testant l’ADN de vos femelles. Si vous êtes éleveur pur-sang Charolais, vous avez une occasion unique et précieuse de tester l’ADN des femelles enregistrées dans le cadre du programme Avantage Génomique pour le Producteur (GPA). Alors, pourquoi les producteurs pursang devraient-ils participer à ce programme? Ce programme aidera à prédire tôt de mérite génétique des femelles, ainsi qu’à fournir des données pour les EPD génomiquement rehaussés (gEPD) qui guideront vos décisions en élevage. Les producteurs qui souhaitent gérer des conditions ou des caractères génétiques peuvent utiliser ces tests d’ADN pour identifier quels animaux sont porteurs. La gestion Charolais Connection • March 2021

des caractères, par exemple, les tests pour le gène sans corne est un autre outil clé dans la gestion de la reproduction qui est mis en valeur par des tests d’ADN de femelles. La combinaison des tests d’ADN avec le pedigree d’un animal, résultent en EPD génomiquement rehaussée (GEPDs) pour cet animal. La différence entre les EPD traditionnels et ceux qui contiennent les données génomiques est l’exactitude. Les gEPDs d’un animal ont un taux plus élevé de précision par rapport aux EPD traditionnels, car ils sont basés non seulement sur le pedigree et les relevés de descendance de l’animal, mais aussi sur le potentiel génétique de celui-ci. Ces tests dévoilent les traits héréditaires d’un animal avant même que celui-ci n’ait eu une seule progéniture, ce qui pourrait faire économiser du temps et de l’argent à un éleveur en fonction des caractéristiques souhaitées assurant l’amélioration du bétail. En participant au programme GPA l’évaluation génétique globale sera accélérée. Cela est possible parce que le test GGP-100K inclut l’information pour plusieurs tests de condition génétique, tels que le gène à corne ou Polled. Si vous êtes un producteur commercial, vous avez également la possibilité d’utiliser des tests génomiques dans votre troupeau commercial, le profil igenity® beef est un excellent outil génétique à utiliser sur les bovins croisés. Il inclut 16 caractères et trois indices plus la vérification des parents, donc un profil vous aidant à prendre des décisions avec plus de confiance. En utilisant le profil igenity® beef, vous pouvez identifier les animaux qui ont le plus grand potentiel génétique pour les caractères héréditaires qui vous intéressent. En ce qui concerne ..continued on page 18


thirty - six years in the red white and tan

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 2 PM

TRI-NBULL SALE 6th Annual

CHAROLAIS - at the farm - Lenore, Manitoba-

NMF 58H

TRI-N Red Baron 765E x TRI-N Prairie Rose 806F Homo Polled, Homo Red (Non Diluter). 77 lb BW Guaranteed heifer bull!

offering 60 lots of

Yearling & Two Year Old CHAROLAIS BULLS A BULL FOR EVERY BUDGET

Manitobaʼs Largest Offering Of Red Factor Charolais Bulls

NYK 2411H

SCX Jehu 233E x TRI-N Malibu 72B (Xplorer)

Homo Polled, French Influence. Maternal Bro to TRI-N Hammer Time, One of the best white bulls we have raised to date!

TRI-N CHAROLAIS FARMS

Merv, Joanne and Jesse Nykoliation Box 899 Lenore, Manitoba R0M 1E0 Merv: (204) 838-2107 | (204) 851-2290 | merv1@prairie.ca Jesse: (204) 851-3391 | jnykoliation@yahoo.com facebook: Tri-N Charolais Farms twitter: @nykoliation

SALE MANAGEMENT

JACK AUCTION GROUP - Brennin Jack 306-641-9285 watch & view online with HEJ Einstein 28E x TRI-N Sasfire 208A (Captain Morgan) Full brother working at Bina Charolais, ND USA. Generations of maternal strength and as correct as they come!

NYK 2431H

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From the Canadian Charolais Association, continued from page 14 stayability, heifer pregnancy, docility, milk, residual feed intake, average daily gain, weaning weight, yearling weight, tenderness, marbling, ribeye area, fat thickness, and hot carcass weight. If you are looking to measure the level of heterosis in your crossbred herd, Neogen Canada offers the Envigor test which evaluates heterosis generating a score between 1-10. More details can be found on both profiles for commercial crossbred cattle at www.neogen.com. Whether you are a seedstock producer or commercial taking DNA samples from your animals can be efficient and easy. To take a DNA sample a sample collector must be used these include a tissue sampling unit (TSU) or either a hair or blood card. Be sure that the animal ID is

associated with the barcode provided by the sample collection to make for easy submissions and record keeping. Using TSU’s is a great way to test quickly and effectively on cattle of all ages as an Allflex product it uses a “modified tagger” to punch a little piece of ear tissue into a small, fluid filled vial to submit for testing. A very important aspect of DNA testing to understand and embrace is that gEPDs and EPDs are the most powerful tool to make genetic change in herds. They are an objective indicator of the heritable genetic merit of the animal which is how we can use them to make breeding and breed improvement decisions. They are also a marketing tool available to producers whether it is marketing carcass traits for selling your farm

to table product or promoting low birth weight bulls, DNA testing is an investment that can help improve your herd as well as your bottom line. Knowing the depth of your herds genetics and what you are building can help to mitigate any market uncertainties or changes. Always keep in mind that DNA testing is not the be-all-end-all and should be used in combination with other selection practices such as conformation, soundness and management practices. Using and marketing gEPDs will not only be the best investment to sustainably increase the longevity of the breed and industry but also to generate the most income back to your herd.

From the Canadian Charolais Association, continued from page 16 les tests de vos femelles, ce profil peut vous aider à trier et classer vos vaches, percevoir des tendances, identifier les forces de votre troupeau ainsi que les domaines d’amélioration ou de faiblesse et créer des index personnalisés sur le tableau de bord igenity® beef pour atteindre vos objectifs ou aider à sélectionner des génisses de remplacement. Les caractères suivants sont évalués dans le profil; le poids à la naissance, la facilité de vêlage directe, la facilité de vêlage maternelle, la longévité, tôt de gestation chez les taures, la docilité, le lait, l’apport alimentaire résiduel, le gain quotidien moyen, le poids au sevrage, le poids à un an, la tendreté, le persillage, l’œil de ronde, l’épaisseur de graisse, et le poids de carcasse chaude. Si vous cherchez à mesurer le niveau de vigueur hybride dans votre troupeau croisé, Neogen Canada offre le test Envigor qui l’évalue en générant un score entre 1 et 10. De plus amples informations apparaissent sur le site internet de Neogen, onglet bovins croisés commerciaux. www.neogen.com.

Que vous soyez un producteur pur-sang ou commercial la saisi d’échantillons d’ADN de vos animaux est efficace et facile. Les échantillons sont obtenus à l’aide d’un collecteur, notamment une unité d’échantillonnage des tissus ou une carte capillaire ou sanguine. Assurez-vous que l’identification de l’animal est associée au code à barres qui apparait sur le collecteur de l’échantillon pour faciliter les soumissions et la tenue de dossiers. L’utilisation des tissus est un bon moyen de tester rapidement et efficacement les bovins de tous âges. Allflex offre un excellent outil de récolte de tissus semblable à une pince pour appliquer une étiquette d’oreille, celle-ci poinçonne un petit morceau de tissu d’oreille dans un petit flacon rempli de liquide prêt pour la soumission de l’échantillon pour le test. Un aspect très important des tests d’ADN à comprendre et à se fier, est que les gEPD et les EPD sont l’outil le plus puissant pour apporter des changements

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génétiques chez les animaux. Ils sont un indicateur objectif du mérite génétique héréditaire de l’animal, une information de grande valeur pour prendre des décisions d’élevage et d’amélioration de la race. Ils sont également un outil de marketing à la disposition des producteurs, qu’il s’agisse de commercialiser les valeurs de carcasse ou de promouvoir des taureaux avec des petits poids à la naissance, un test d’ADN est un investissement qui peut tout autant améliorer votre bétail ainsi que votre marge de profit. Gardez toujours à l’esprit que le testage d’ADN un outil sans limites et il doit être utilisé en combinaison avec d’autres pratiques de sélection telles que la conformation, la solidité des membres et les pratiques de gestion. L’utilisation et la commercialisation des gEPD seront non seulement le meilleur investissement pour augmenter la durabilité et la longévité de la race et de l’industrie, mais aussi pour générer le plus de revenus dans le cadre de votre élevage.


Bull & Female Sale Sunday, 2 PM

21 march 2021 at tHe faRM, INdIaN RIveR, ON On Offer:

25 Full French Two-Year Old & Yearling Bulls 10 Full French Long Yearling & Yearling Open Heifers Choice of 20 - You take one, I keep one

mlcc 832h Calving Ease - Herdbull quality

Come to view the offering anytime and view the catalogue and videos online at www.mlcattleco.com Roger Maloney & Helen Lynett 2420 Jermyn Line, Indian River, ON K0L 2B0 705-295-6439 C 705-761-7316 roger@mlcattleco.com

Sale will be broadcast live

Annual Charolais Bull Sale

Granite

29G

NCC

Billings

Billings

84G

NCC

Express

NCC

Monday, March 22, 2021 1:00 PM At The Ranch

37G

Located on HWY #47 1 km South of Willowbrook, SK (20 minutes west of Yorkton, SK)

34 Two-Year Olds Sell! Neilson Cattle Company

Mike and Joanne Neilson Box 29, Willowbrook, SK S0A 4P0 H: 306-783-0331 C: 306-620-7252 info@neilsoncattle.com www.neilsoncattle.com

NCC

104G

View the catalogue online at www.buyagro.com

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SAle MANAgeMeNT Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335

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PoPlar Bluff Stock farm

& Guest Consignors Bronyx Angus & L & S Livestock 5th AnnuAl Bull SAle

Tuesday, March 23rd, 1 PM, Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB 25 Charolais Two-Year Olds • 21 Two-Year Old & 12 Yearling Black Angus

Game Day

Legacys game Day 45g SeMen now AVAiLABLe – $75/STrAw

Homo Polled • LAE Memphis 767E x Pro-Char Curly 98B Top 10% for WW and 3% for YW • Froze semen at 13 months High Selling Bull at Legacy Bull Sale and one of the High Selling Charolais Bulls in Canada in 2020 Added Length, depth, thickness and structural soundness John & Kirsten Taylor & Family T 780-858-2435 • C 780-806-3395 Box 55, Chauvin, AB T0B 0V0 jktaylor@telusplanet.net 20

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Cornerstone Bull Sale Saturday, April 10th, 2021

DLMS Farmgate Timed Online Sale

Sons of SOS Game of Thrones

GBR 45H

WRAZ 16H Actual BW 87 lb, Actual Nov 3 WW – 848 Top 25% WW, top 35% YW Sired by Six Mile Barry – a heifer’s first calf.

WRAZ 31H Actual BW 76 lb, Actual Nov 3 WW – 886 top 10% CE, top 10% BW, top 15% MCE, top 1% M. Sired by Black Red carrier RRAR Roulette 5D – Serebl cow family.

CE 4.4 BW 2.1 WW 38 YW 80 M 19 TM 38 Homo Polled BW 105, 205 DW 771

GBR 199H CE 3.5 BW 2.3 WW 47 YW 86 M 21 TM 45 BW 102, 205 DW 873

GBR 92H WRAZ 83H

CE 6.4 BW .4 WW 30 YW 66 M 23 TM 38 Homo Polled BW 94, 205 DW 744

ET Calf w Actual BW 101 lb – Unassisted. Length weighs in the fall too! Will add frame & muscle. Actual Nov 3 WW – 914 lb. Red Damar Trump C512 X Red Towaw Copper Lady 8T

“The program you can count on”

Phil & Lana Birnie & Family Box 461, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 T 306-739-2988 • C 306-577-7440 wraz@sasktel.net • Gordon Murray T 306-739-2177 • C 306-646-7980

Catalogue and videos online at wrazredangus.com Sale Consultants: Darnell Fornwald 403 795 8030 Shane Castle 306 741 7485

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Mark Forsythe 306 784 7844 Bryan Mackenzie 403 627 8266 Mark Hollowaychuk 403 896 4990

GBR 22H CE 9.1 BW -1.8 WW 40 YW 78 M 20 TM 40 Homo Polled BW 88, 205 DW 879

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bulls 30 Red Angus Bulls • 30 Charolais Bulls sell Plus Commercial Heifers

Preview the bulls, their sires and dams, at the farms anytime prior to the sale

View the catalogue & videos online at www.bylivestock.com

Sons of HTA Batman

GBR 165H

Sons of Beck’s Source

GBR 29H

CE 4.1 BW 1.7 WW 50 YW 96 M 23 TM 48 Homo Polled BW 102, 205 DW 828

GBR 76H

CE 7.7 BW .5 WW 48 YW 89 M 19 TM 43 BW 87, 205 DW 846

GBR 68H

CE 10.5 BW -2.3 WW 38 YW 67 M 20 TM 39 BW 86, 205 DW 742

CE 9.4 BW -.3 WW 39 YW 76 M 20 TM 40 BW 91, 205 DW 776

GBR 138H

GBR 10H CE 8.2 BW -.1 WW 44 YW 83 M 21 TM 43 BW 100, 205 DW 836

CE 6.8 BW 1.3 WW 45 YW 83 M 19 TM 41 BW 87, 205 DW 790

Sale Manager: Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Kelly, Tracy, William & Wyatt Brimner Box 93, Manor, SK S0C 1R0 T 306-448-2028 • C 306-577-7698

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6 Sale

Breeding for the Future with over 25 Years Experience

AnnuAl

th Bull

CFC 110G • Homo Polled BW 110 205 DW 752 EPD top 3% for WW & 10% for YW McTavish Ironhide son

SATurDAY

March 27th, 2021 1:00 PM, at the farm, Coaldale, AB

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Yearlings

Coyote Flats Charolais Mark & Trish Lohues • George & Angela Lohues Box 1094, Coaldale, AB T1M 1M9

Mark 403-634-2989

CFC 95G • Homo Polled BW 91 205 DW 704 EPD top 20% or higher for CE, BW, WW, YW, M & TM

CFC 3H • Homo Polled Leptin TT BW 94 205 DW 748 -BW EPD, top 5% performance HVA High Tide son

lohuesmark@gmail.com Herdsman: Christopher Lohues 403-795-1343

Sale Manager: Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424 charolaisbanner@gmail.com

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CFC 51H • Homo Polled BW 109 205 DW 726 Elder’s Lariat son

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Profile – Chad MacPherson

From Rancher to Cow Politics, Part 2 Candace By

Chad MacPherson was raised on a mixed family farm “I was a custom bale hauler. This enabled me to east of Regina. “Growing up we had a British-based expand my herd and pay for my university. The bale cowherd when my grandfather and father started using hauling business dried up during BSE in 2003. I had Charolais bulls in the early 80s as an F1 cross. just done a land expansion in 2002 and had bills to pay, The market really liked the buckskin calves and the so I got a summer job with the Saskatchewan Livestock extra pounds, so it was a Association that became an positive change to the herd ongoing part-time position. It has been quite the journey. over time. Eventually, as It was an administration I have met lots of great people our cowherd started to turn and bookkeeping position. buckskinned and brockleThis gave me exposure from across Canada and US. faced, we started to use Red to the political side of the That is one thing about our Angus bulls to maintain a industry, and I got to meet industry, it is a people business. crossbreeding program. many people involved in the “I started my own purebred industry at the time.” Red Angus herd in the late 90s and that is the direction I “When I convocated in 2006 from University of Regina went. My parents use Red Angus bulls at this time, but with a science degree in geography, I got my first job they still like their buckskin cows. My herd is currently and worked in Moose Jaw for two years. I was looking leased to Moose Creek Red Angus,” says Chad, now the for a change, and for something in Regina, when I Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association’s saw the posting for the Saskatchewan Stock Growers General Manager. Association General Manager. I was the successful Throughout university, Chad actively farmed and applicant and have been there since 2008. I was excited maintained his own business. about the opportunity because it enabled me to get more ..continued on page 28 2018-2019 Saskatchewan Stock Growers Board of Directors

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Selling 21 Quality Two-Year Old Charolais Bulls

Saturday, April 3rd, Transcon Advantage Bull Sale at SLS in Saskatoon

Top ull Herdsbpect Pro

TSS 61G

SOS Keystonne 122E x Winn Mans Vistazo 740X BW 98 lb WW 684 lb EPDs: BW 1.9 WW 43 YW 84 M14

TSS 21G

PHS 12G

SOS Keystone 112E x Cedarlea Back Road 55Y BW 100 lb WW 744 lb EPDs: BW 3 WW 48 YW 92 M 14

SOS Keystone 112E x Cedarlea Back Road 55Y BW 105 lb WW 746 lb EPDs: BW 3.2 WW 49 YW 96 M 14

PHS 9G

TSS 61G

SOS Keystone 112E x HTA Commander 5126R BW 101 lb WW 786 lb EPDs: BW 2.5 WW 45 YW 91 M 16

SOS Keystonne 122E x Winn Mans Vistazo 740X BW 98 lb WW 684 lb EPDs: BW 1.9 WW 43 YW 84 M14

June Rose Charolais

Box 321, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Peter, Lynne & Shannon Stewart 306-836-4613 Trevor & Tammy Stewart & family 306-946-8474 @junerosechar junerose@sasktel.net

Sale will be broadcast on Transcon Online

TSS 95G

LAE Everest 772E x Cedarlea Back Road 55Y BW 103 lb WW 689 lb EPDs: BW 3.3 WW 45 YW 94 M 19

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Jay Good (403)556-5563 Darren Paget (403)323-3985 Glenn Norton (780)542-0634 Cody Haney (403)559-8809

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Homo Polled

MVY 23H SOS APEX PLD 139F x CEDARDALE ZEAL 125Z BW: -3.0 WW: 52 YW: 91 M: 17 TM: 43

MVY 9H SVY FORTRESS 703E x HBC ROCK 142Y BW: 3.0 WW: 45 YW: 87 M: 21 TM: 43

Homo Polled

MVY 20H

MVY 14H SVY FORTRESS 703E x MVYTNT 60T

BW: 1.8 WW: 43 YW: 83 M: 20 TM: 42

Homo Polled

SVY FORTRESS 703E x TR PZC MR TURTON 0794 ET BW: 2.0 WW: 43 YW: 83 M: 23 TM: 45

MVY 94H WHITECAP MR BLADE 5B x SVY EPIC PLD 127Y BW: 0.4 WW: 44 YW: 90 M: 25 TM: 47

MVY 34H MRLOUBERMANTRACKER830BxSILVERSTREAMEVOLUTIONE BW: 0.2 WW: 46 YW: 80 M: 14 TM: 37

Selling: 40 Yearling Charolais Bulls 40 Red & Black Angus Bulls

Sale Managed By:

Chris Poley 306.220.5006 Shane Michelson 403.363.9973 Ben Wright 519.374.3335

Mike & Moira, Dean, Don & Kristina, Ryan Box 93 Arelee, SK S0K 0H0 Mike’s Cell (306) 241-1975 Dean’s Cell (306) 612-3326 mmcavoy31@yahoo.com

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involved in an industry that I am passionate about and experts in autism and animal behaviour in the world. gave me the ability to make a difference.” The event was a huge success with over 1,850 people “It has been quite the journey. I have met lots of great attending. We have organized fundraisers for cattle people from across Canada and US. That is one thing producers who have been burned out by wildfires. It about our industry, it is a people business. I have had is one thing I like about the position; it gives me lots of the opportunity to do a lot of interesting projects in my flexibility to be creative and try new things.” role, the board has put their faith and trust in me to be The Stock Growers are represented on over 15 national innovative and to think outside the box.” and provincial organizations and committees such as “SSGA’s purpose is to promote, advance and Livestock Inspection Services, AIDS Programs South defend the interests of the cattle industry, which is a Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical very brief summary. We are often pulled in different Association, Species at Risk Advisory Committee, directions as different issues and crises arise, as Canadian Cattle Identification Agency, Verified Beef legislative reviews are opened and new business Production Plus and Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s opportunities present themselves for a membershipAssociation. Board members are often invited to funded organization. Over its participate in other committees 107 years, the organization has as individual producer The Stock Growers are done everything from running representatives. represented on over 15 a store selling western goods “The Stock Growers is a and supplies to publishing a membership-based organization. national and provincial promotional magazine, and Sometimes people really want organizations and committees to know what benefit they will now we are heavily involved in administering environmental get from their membership. programs with ranchers.” They are probably already receiving the benefits because “We have even been involved in some charitable work our advocacy efforts help the industry as a whole, and with the beef drive for the food banks. I see this effort having more members strengthens our position. as a soft advocacy program to raise our acceptance and We keep our members informed on our activities and give back to communities. In 2016, we partnered with provide additional value through special membership Autism Resource Centre in Regina to hold an evening discount programs. It has been a successful approach for with Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the most respected us because our membership has remained very stable.” ..continued on page 30 Jessica, Rhett, Isla and Chad MacPherson

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Chad grew up as a cattle producer

SSGA uses their magazine, Beef Business, to inform just the provincial board of directors, with our local members of topics they are facing and provide zone boards’ volunteers organizing events and meetings information to improve their ranching practices. “Social at the local level. I see our zone boards as one of our media has been a very successful way for us to reach organization’s strengths, but it can be a weakness too as producers. It’s a cost-effective way to keep our members the number of ranchers decreases. Usually, the busiest informed on issues. Traditionally, it has been a challenge people get things done and I appreciate their dedication. to engage with producers if they Directors have the opportunity to don’t come to events, or read the From a policy standpoint, participate in other committees material we provide. We have been on behalf of the Stock Growers the Stock Growers work depending on their interests and utilizing social media to fill this gap by sharing what we are doing for expertise.” to lobby the government producers.” Saskatchewan Stock Growers and for programs and The board consists of 29 members Western Stock Growers in Alberta regulatory environment to are really the only two organizations and there are eight active zones in the province. in Canada like this. benefit producers “We have experienced quite “I would like the livestock a bit of growth in affiliate members. We have industry to realize there are a lot of good people direct involvement from the purebred sector in our working hard on your behalf. Generally, if you are going organization, but we also have dairy, goats, sheep to be critical, it is a good way of volunteering yourself and bison. We to participate. Chad with Stock Grower President Bill Huber visiting with former MP Ralph Goodale have a strong Our association’s representation motto is working of grass-roots for producers, so producers as a grassroots volunteering to organization, participate in everything we do is their zones and for the betterment provincially. Zone of producers.” members also “We have limited plan their own resources, so we events and send can’t be everything representation to to everyone. That provincial events. is a challenge, but SSGA is more than we are doing a 30

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With guest consigner: KC Stock Farm

Kevin, Janice Kailey & Lexi Wirsta Elk Point, AB | kcow.ca

KJW 59H | K-Cow Blue Jeans 3D Son HOMO Polled KJW 158G | K-Cow Blue Jeans 3D Son

KJW 509H | Dogpatch Milestone 7F Son

NEW Format: DLMS Online Farm Gate Auction Bidding OPENS: Friday, March 26 @ 8:00 AM Bidding CLOSES: Saturday, March 27 @ 7:00 PM On farm viewing at your convenience Online viewing at: www.dlms.ca Kevin @ 780-614-5959 or Cole @ 780-305-8137

KJW 445G | K-Cow Harlem 3E Son

Also selling: Hereford, Black, & Red Angus

TEE M JAY CHAROLAIS

BULL SALE

Saturday, March 27th, Ashern (MB) Auction Mart

TMJF 149H

SVY Kaboom x WR Wrangler BW 110 • Sept 10 809 • Jan 10 1287 CE 11.1 BW -.2 WW 47 YW 88 M 25 TM 49

TMJF 146H

LT Ledger x Merit Roundup BW 115 • Sept 10 676 • Jan 10 1300 CE 10 BW -.4 WW 46 YW 94 M 19 TM 42 3/4 brother to SOS Apex Pld 139F

TMJF 157H

PleasantDawn Prada x SRK Canyon BW 84 • Sept 10 664 • Jan 10 1138 CE 15.5 BW -7.5 WW 49 YW 96 M 25 TM 49

Tee M Jay Charolais Terry & Marilyn Johnson, Box 206, Ashern, MB R0C 0E0 • 204.768.2819 • tmjcharolais@outlook.com

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Stock Grower members Chay Anderson (left) and Kelly Williamson (3rd) along with Chad lobby with Member of Parliament Robert Sopuck

lot of good work with a limited budget and resources. the COVID crisis, we are working to help position the None of our directors receives compensation for time industry and minimize the negative impacts. Whether it or mileage, the positions are 100 per cent voluntary. is advocating for cross-border trade for meat products, We are independently funded through four main or trying to find solutions for processing shortages, revenue streams: membership sales, magazine revenue, or developing programs to help producers manage administration from grants and our convention. We financial risks, there is always something happening that operate on a lean budget, and without our volunteers, needs attention.” we would not be able to “We do have a good accomplish all that we working relationship with For about ten years, I was involved do. We have two and a the northern border state half employees and have cattle organizations, and we in organizing a cross-border contractors that help with reach out to gain knowledge roundtable meeting held during the magazine.” of their experience with Canadian Western Agribition with “The 100th Convention, different issues and in 2013, was a highlight for programs. This type of the assistance of the Minneapolis me. We did some diverse information can be very and Denver consulate offices projects for the event, like beneficial and goes both the mural in Moose Jaw ways. For about ten years, dedicated to the ranching culture in Saskatchewan I was involved in organizing a cross-border roundtable as a memorial for their legacy. It also provided an meeting held during Canadian Western Agribition with opportunity to meet many people who were involved in the assistance of the Minneapolis and Denver consulate the organization in the past.” offices. It was precipitated by the implementation of From a policy standpoint, the Stock Growers work to Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) and the discussions lobby the government for programs and a regulatory helped build relationships and find common ground environment to benefit producers. They have also between producers that faced similar issues on both worked to interrupt things that would be detrimental sides of the border.” to the industry. There are things that get done publicly “I have also had the opportunity to attend meetings in and things that get accomplished in the backroom. All North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. are important, but not many people realize the depth of We have been conferring with Wyoming regularly in the effectiveness the association provides. “When times are last few years for advice on environmental programing good, we plan for the future, and in difficult times like as they are in the heart of the sage grouse area and they ..continued on page 36 32

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On offer 2 year olds and yearlings. Bring an easy fleshing trait to your cow-calf herd by adding a Charolais bull from our annual sale. Chomiak Charolais bulls feature a Full French influence.

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The Best of the Breeds Bull Sale

Sunday, March 28, 2021 • Yorkton, SK MGZ 43H

MGZ 16H

JWX Downtown 7C X CCS Sir Gridmaker 2W Born Jan. 9/20 BW 100 lb Unassisted Nov 25 WW 1155 lb Feb. 15 WT 1445 lb BW 2.7 WW 48 YW 96 Power, presence, the complete package

WC Big Ben 9036 X MVY All Star 61A Born Jan. 10/20 BW 86 lb Unassisted Nov 25 WW 1080 lb Feb 15 WT 1315 lb BW -2.5 WW 40 YW 73 Outcross heifer bull with a look

MGZ 42H

MGZ 15H

MGZ 93H

MXS Richmond 722E X MVY All Star 61A Born Jan. 15/20 BW 93 lb Unassisted Nov 25 WW 1125 lb Feb 25 WT 1415 lb BW .7 WW 48 YW 96 Calving ease & pay weight

MXS Richmond 722E X MVY All Star 61A Born Feb 1/20 BW 106 lb Unassisted Nov 25 WW 1180 lb Feb 15 WT - 1535 lb BW 1.6 WW 51 YW 100 Added length & great disposition

Dogpatch Gillette 7E X CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W Born Jan. 20/20 BW 99 lb Unassisted Nov 25 WW 1155 lb Feb 15 WT 1525 lb BW .9 WW 42 YW 83 Smooth + long + performance

19 out of our 21 bulls consigned are Homo Polled!

View the videos at www.dogpatchacres.com Stop by the farm to view. The bulls are worth the drive.

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Participants in one of the Crossborder Round-Table discussions with American counterparts at Canadian Western Agribition

have developed some innovative approaches. We have “One hundred good news stories can be defeated by learned from their experiences and have tried to emulate one bad news story, therein lies the challenge. Good their ideas with the launch of our foundation. They have news stories don’t sell papers or make people tune in. developed a conservation exchange platform that we are Often the public sees our industry as showing a bias to trying to start in Saskatchewan, which would create an promote itself versus telling science-based facts.” additional revenue stream and give us different ways “There are also long-term challenges like succession to recognize landowners for the environmental services planning, profitability, and competitiveness with other they provide.” trading nations. Right now, there is a lot of discussion “As an industry, I think some of our biggest threats about improving business-risk management programs. are activists and their agendas to undermine the beef Replacing the retiring cattlemen in the next five to industry from environmental and health perspectives. ten years is going to be a challenge. We must build We need to keep our eye on these issues or they will a business model that is enticing. Cattle production erode the viability and profitability of our industry in the is something you learn from your parents – it’s hard long term. It is crucial that to learn from a book, we, as an industry, tell good whether you are talking As an industry, I think some of stories and demonstrate about animal husbandry or our biggest threats are activists and range management. As an that livestock production on the landscape is beneficial their agendas to undermine the beef industry, we need to address to the environment and to the question of where the industry from an environmental species at risk. Telling our next generation of producers and health perspective. story takes some arrows out is going to come from.” of their quiver and prevents “Purebred producers are their shots at the beef industry.” in the minority in the Stock Growers organization, but “There is a lot of misinformation out there. I believe there is significant value for them from an Unfortunately, when you do an online search, usually educational and networking perspective. We’d love to negative stories about our industry show up at the have more of them involved - it would be good for us to top of the list. There is a lot of work to do to educate have their input, and good for them to have our voice consumers and to make them aware of misinformed supporting them. Everyone is busy, but they should statements. For example, when the Environmental Study look at getting more involved in their provincial cattle of Livestock’s Long Shadow came out, activists jumped organizations. It is an opportunity to meet prospective on it. Scientists have disproved its claims, but activists clients and learn more about their operations and goals.” still use the false statements to attack our industry. “I see purebred breeders as influencers and leaders Dr. Frank Mitloehner (@GHGGuru on Twitter), from communicating with commercial producers. They University of California, Davis, has been actively trying have the ability to disseminate information, whether to get the word out, but it is an uphill battle.” it be on production or environmental issues. Don’t 36

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underestimate serves on this board the influence they and says its diverse do and can have! membership makes From the surveys it interesting. It is we have done, funded primarily most purebred through grants, but breeders don’t they receive the participate in the majority of their Western Livestock funds from SSGA’s Price Insurance Species at Risk Program. They feel program. the program does “We have not work for them, secured grants for which really isn’t the program, and Former Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture, Lyle Stewart and Chad MacPherson correct because we subcontract not all purebred cattle leave the farm with registration SODCAP to deliver on-the-ground programming. papers. The program offers all cattle producers the Managing and administering grant money takes a lot opportunity to lock in the prices on their calves.” of time, but it has been worth it. The dedicated funds “With governments’ funding programs during the have increased SSGA’s budget by roughly 50 per cent COVID-19 pandemic, producers have the ability to annually, enabling SSGA to do more for the industry,” guarantee their profit, depending on what your cost asserts Chad. of production is. Things are SSGA’s annual convention looking clearer now, but for is always full of educational It was interesting to see who was opportunities from an a while we weren’t sure if we would be going back to impressive line-up of willing to pay more for branded BSE-era prices. I think it is just presenters. Chad is in tune products and what type of good business for purebred with the challenges and branding most interested them. breeders to insure the portion issues facing the industry of their calf crop that is not and searches social media for being sold with papers. There seems to be a bit of a people he feels will be beneficial to the membership. barrier there, and I am not sure how it arose,” confirms Some are very affordable, and he has been able to Chad MacPherson. plan an agenda to appeal to a broad audience. Using The South of the Divide Conservation Action Program technology has allowed them to access speakers they (SODCAP) was created to implement a multispecies could not afford in person. SSGA hasn’t used this type action plan for Canada. It is in south west Saskatchewan, of communication technology often, but it has provided in the Milk River opportunities for more Chad MacPherson presents the People’s Choice Award to the winners at the Watershed. It is an expensive, in demand CWA Commercial Show on behalf of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers eight-member board, speakers. including two agriculture From time to time, industry people, two SSGA members bring industry people, two forth an idea for a municipal people, two research project, if the ex-officio government opportunity exists for and two environmental funding and there are non-government scientists SSGA can people. It was started collaborate with, SSGA before the sage grouse will participate in emergency protection research projects. order was issued, but “We initiated a canola the focus changed about meal project a couple five years ago with the of years ago and we announcement. Chad are hoping to do a field 38

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RAMM 39H

19 Two-Year Olds Most are Polled Some Red Factor 13 Yearlings 12 are Homo Polled

RAMM 56H

YeaRlingS that will add the PeRFORMance YOu wanT TwO-YeaR Old bullS that aren’t leftovers, but develOPed TO SeRve MORe cOwS Consignors: Double P Stock FarmS Jared Preston 204-732-2054 C 204-647-5416 JohnSton charolaiS Scot & Shelley Johnston 204-749-2247 C 204-723-5030

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r & G mcDonalD liveStock Ron & Gail McDonald 204-466-2883 C 204-724-2811

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A sample of the 13 bulls consigned to the PrAirie Distinction Bull sAle

Homo Pld • Sire: RAMM Earnhart 37E BW 105 • WW 924 • Jan 21 WT 1450

RAMM 33H

Homo Pld • Sire: Steppler Magnum 56F BW 96 • WW 840 • Jan 21 WT 1380 1of 6 Magnum sons on offer

RAMM 39H

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 Beautiful Plains Ag Society, Neepawa, MB

Bulls also for sale by private treaty on the farm

RAMM 16H

Red Factor, Homo Pld • Sire: HRJ Bulletproof 411B BW 105 • WW 902 • Jan 21 WT 1400

Dbl Pld • Sire: LT Sundance 2251 Pld BW 98 • WW 950 • Jan 21 WT 1390

RAMM 9H

TVW 36H

TVW 67H

BW 84 • 205 DW 658 • 365 DW 1357 PCC Iron Mountain 715E x TRI-N Digger Dan 938W

BW 100 • 205 DW 631 • 365 DW 1249 PCC Iron Mountain 715E x Pro-Char Yellow Jacket 6C

TVW 70H

TVW 78H

BW 90 • 205 DW 658 • 365 DW 1362 Wells Mr Big Daddy 4702 x HEJ Yo Yo 101Y

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a Sample of our offering at

March 30th, Neepawa, MB 13 May/June

Coming Two-Year Old Bulls Semen Tested & Guaranteed

JFC BoCkinkel 924G

JFC Mr PerFeCT 944G

JFC BoBBy The Brain 938G

JFC Wahoo 964G

JFC JeSSe VenTura 960G

Celebrating 25 years of breeding Charolais. Thanks to our many past customers.

Contact us for more information, or view the catalogue and videos at bylivestock.com

Preregister for online bidding at www.bylivestock.com Johnston Charolais

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An SSGA delegation meets with the Saskatchewan Conservative caucus in Ottawa

demonstration in the near future. Canola meal is an premium. I think their willingness to pay a premium is excellent source of protein and is a viable supplement driven by disposable income and the alignment of the option for producers feeding lower quality feed and product attributes with their personal values,” affirms winter grazing stockpiled grass,” states Chad. Chad. SSGA has been exploring the idea of a branded beef Initially, SSGA found a rapid social media growth product project. Most of the large branded products are response on Twitter, but in the last couple of years, administered by the SSGA’s engagement processing industry, We also use our social media accounts to drive has been stronger so the scale would through Facebook. people to our website where we can provide not be the same. “I don’t focus on The idea is not to a specific number of more information on events and programs. compete with those times I should post programs, it is just to offer a regional program that for the organization each week. I watch for good content would add value to producers’ products. and good timing to get results, whether it is something “There is a lot of debate within the industry on worth sharing or something our internal teams need product differentiation and fragmentation to add posted. We also use our social media accounts to drive value to beef products. We will see if there is an people to our website where we can provide more opportunity for people information on events Highway sign along the TransCanada near Gull Lake to improve margins and programs,” says by doing different Chad. things. We surveyed Not everyone 1,000 consumers in the is looking for an province to see who opportunity to leave supports different the farm and attend a branded beef products. meeting, but everyone It was interesting to should be looking for see who was willing to ways to improve profit pay more for branded margins and protect products and what their industry. Becoming type of branding involved in your regional most interested them. or provincial associations Demographically, it is is a way of doing this. generally the younger Who knows? You may people who are most even have some fun in willing to pay a the process. 42

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ANNUAL BULL AND FEMALE SALE March 31, 2021 AT THE FARM IN LA RIVIERE, MB C2 Charolais

Sale Management

Jeff & Jackie Cavers Box 237, La Riviere, MB R0G 1A0 P: 204-242-3467 | C: 204-242-4448 c2charolaisjeff@gmail.com www.C2charolais.com

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 306-220-5006 View the catalogue on BuyAgro.com

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Prairie Gold Bulls For sale 30 two-Year olds available by Private treaty

Cedarlea Cy 9C • Homozygous Polled

Cedarlea Ledoux 78D • Homozygous Polled

Cy son

Ledoux son

Cedarlea Batallion 65Y • 3rd Gen Pld

Battalion son

Thank you to our many past customers. We invite your inspection anytime. Prairie Gold Charolais • dave & alva BleChinGer • rosetown, sK • 306.882.4081 Charolais – as Good as Gold

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16th Annual

Bull Sale

with guest consignor Blue Mountain Charolais

Saturday, 2 PM, aPril 3rd, 2021 Keady Livestock, Keady, ON Selling:

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Fall-born Coming two-year Olds

JSR Hendrix 23H • Homozygous Polled WC Uncharted x MXS Constellation BW 86, Adj WW 826, Adj YW 1505 CE 3.9 BW 2.3 WW 61 YW 101 M 16 TM 46 JSR Hulk 50H • Homozygous Polled SVY Wizard x JSR Usher BW 99, Adj WW 765, Adj YW 1460 CE 1.4 BW 3 WW 40 YW 73 M 24 TM 44

JSR Hernandez 66H • Polled SVY Wizard x Winn Mans Pistol BW 105, Adj WW 759, Adj YW 1389 CE -3 BW 5.2 WW 52 YW 91 M 20 TM 46 Online bidding on DV Auction

Sale Staff:

Auctioneer: Scott Kuhl 519 934 2339 519 477 2339 Ringman: Glen Sinclair 519 372 8614 En Francais: Travis Saunders 519 379 5345

JSR Howell 101H • Homozygous Polled WC Milestone x Shelco Made Easy BW 97, Adj WW 745, Adj YW 1407 CE 5.7 BW 1.5 WW 49 YW 84 M 20 TM 45 Follow us on Facebook for sale updates

John & Marie • Brent & Marni • Darrell & Billie-Jo RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 • saunders@bmts.com Brent Saunders 519.372.6196 Darrell Saunders 519.373.6788 Travis Saunders, en francais 519.379.5345 Charolais Connection • March 2021

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management

What Goes in Must Come Out: Manure and Nutrient Management Beef Cattle Research Council

In a cow-calf operation where cattle are often fed in pens for a portion of the year, pens are generally cleaned at least annually to remove accumulated manure and bedding. While backgrounders and feedlots have enforced protocols to manage

and store manure, general guidelines apply to all producers who are handling and storing manure. Manure offers a long-term source of nutrients that can influence soil properties, increase soil carbon and nitrogen, and alter soil phosphorus

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and potassium concentrations along with other nutrients. Best management practices must be followed across all sectors from cow/ calf to backgrounders and feedlots. Though specifics vary by region, recommendations include: • avoid short term stockpiles on sandy soils, rock quarries, or gravel pits. • use a concrete pad if possible, to prevent nutrient leaching into soil and groundwater • have runoff containment, such as a lagoon • ensure that stored manure areas are at least 60 metres from drilled water wells, 400 metres from municipal wells and 120 metres from all other wells, streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds • the slope of the land where manure is stockpiled must not be greater than 3% to avoid overland runoff • keep winter feeding sites and corrals at least 30 metres from bodies of water Treatment of stored manure can include stockpiling, composting, drying, and less commonly, separation and filtering. These methods reduce moisture content, which reduces volume and odour. Stockpiling (no treatment), composting and drying are the most common treatment strategies in beef cattle operations. Reprinted with permission from the Beef Cattle Research Council www.BeefResearch.ca


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Mut rie Farms

Consigning to CandiaC ChoiCe Bull sale saturday, MarCh 27th, 2 PM, CandiaC auCtion Mart, CandiaC, sK

A sample of our offering

SWR 75H • Dbl Pld High Bluff El Dorado x CRG Crown Royal

SWR 38H • 4th Gen Pld JWX Function x SWR Colonel

SWR 18H • Dbl Pld JWX Function x CRG Crown Royal

SWR 7H • 3rd Gen Pld WC Uncharted x Sparrows Escobar

SWR 17H • Dbl Pld Silverstream Geddes x JWX Zeus

SWR 252G • Dbl Pld Rammer Eddie x FFBB Red Buckle Pld

Mutrie Farms

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herd health

Congenital versus Hereditary Defects in Calves Roy Lewis DVM

Every year during calving season, veterinarians help deliver or discuss abnormal calves. Being twisted up, having abnormally large heads or extra limbs can all be problems calving. In these cases, we often have non-viable calves. Producers question us about these calves, and sometimes the purebred producers may be questioned as well because the sire was one of their bulls. This article will shed some light on how to classify these cases and explain their probable causes. Suffice it to say that these are almost never hereditary defects and are just flukes that really have nothing to do with

the breeding itself. If a very abnormal calf is born this spring take a few pictures of the abnormality for your records. We want to determine what system is involved, be it the skeletal, ( also spine versus the rest) ocular, oral (such as a cleft palate), integumentary system (such as no hair). Sometimes it’s an umbilical hernia, or the internal organs are twisted, deformed, missing etc. There are the fetal monsters such as the cyclopean, two headed calves, Siamese twins or the very consistent defect of the schistosomas reflexus calf (born essentially inside out). Some of these calves are so abnormal a fetotomy needs to performed with them cut up inside the cow, or the worst case scenario, a caesarean section to deliver them. All this for a non-viable calf. Other

times calves are born quite viable but with slight abnormalities, such as a small deformed extra limb, mild cleft palate or an inguinal hernia to name but a few. Some of these minor abnormalities can be surgically repaired and go on to be a somewhat normal calf. Others are born with severely contracted tendons and are treated based on severity. They may be left, or have the toe rasped, pain killers given and the leg forcefully extended to splints applied. In severe cases, flexor tendons may be cut to allow a somewhat normal extension of the limb. Congenital defect just means ‘born with it”, and the severe ones are usually chromosomal aberrations that often come with multiple problems. This means a total individual calf ..continued on page 61

Bulls that work for the cattleman like you Functional, structurally correct bulls managed For longevity

Two-Year Old Bulls for Sale by Private Treaty Delivery available SMS 909G

SMS 908G

BW 116 lb • WW 47 M 22 TM 46

BW 98 lb • BW 0.5 WW 46 M 22 TM 44

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BW 95 lb • BW 1.5 M 27 TM 48

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leJ chaROlais P o r ta g e l a P r a i r i e LEJ 65H White, tan or red

LEJ 33H

yearlings & tWo-year olds available

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LEJ 10H

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LEJ 2H thank you to Cline Cattle ComPany, drd Charolais, and temPle farms for PurChasing our Consignments at the no borders seleCt sale

Our cattle work for us & They will work for you!

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INdustry News

Canadian Cattlemen’s Association News Bob Lowe, President

This past year COVID-19 presented the Canadian beef industry with significant challenges to cattle producers such as temporary processing plant shutdowns and extreme market volatility, but that was not all. As the pandemic went on and the year unfolded, many producers also faced weather related challenges ranging from significant flooding in some regions to drought like conditions in others. More than ever, this made it abundantly clear in our industry that access to well designed and sufficiently funded business risk management (BRM) tools has never been more critical for cattle producers and the Canadian food system. Since 2018, federal and provincial governments have been conducting a comprehensive review of BRM programs. Throughout this time, CCA has continued to advocate for enhancements to the AgriStability program, including the removal of the reference margin limit (RML), increasing the $3 million payment cap, increasing the trigger to 85 per cent of the reference margin and increasing the program’s compensation rate. The good news is some of these enhancements have already been enacted in individual provinces for the current program year including British Columbia and Prince Edward Island, however at the time of writing, other provinces have not yet moved on program changes. CCA has placed a high emphasis on improving risk management programs for cattle producers. That’s why in order to bring more tangible evidence to federal and provincial governments that demonstrate why these program changes are needed, CCA partnered with the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association, Beef Farmers of Ontario and Maritime

Beef Council to develop a number of AgriStability models on western and eastern Canadian operations to show the impact of reference margin limiting, trigger and compensation percentages and payment caps. These models clearly demonstrated that the RML unfairly limits many cow-calf producer’s reference margins under the program. These farms require a much deeper, if not devastating, drop in production before the program provides support. As a result, equity, predictability and fairness would be improved for the cow-calf sector if the RML is removed. This is particularly important for young producers who are the future of Canadian agriculture and they need our support. For larger feedlots, AgriStability payments cap out at $3 million very quickly, leaving a feedlot of this size exposed to potential losses in the tens of millions of dollars when facing depressed markets as experienced during COVID-19. The current $3 million cap on AgriStability payments has not changed in approximately 15 years. Yet, inflation has cumulatively increased by over 45 per cent and input costs have increased by over 70 per cent in the same timeframe. An increase to the compensation rate would also make the program more responsive to significant drops in farm margin and better support the viability of both cow calf operations and feedlots. In short, our industry is long overdue for measurable improvements. Last June, CCA had the opportunity to testify before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food where we presented key recommendations on BRM programs that will improve equity and effectiveness for beef cattle producers. You may recall in November the Agriculture Committee released their BRM report and was

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pleased to see a number of CCA’s recommendations on AgriStability, price insurance, Advance Payments Program and Livestock Tax Deferral adopted by the Committee. At the conclusion of the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture annual meeting at the end of November, Federal Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau announced that the Government of Canada was prepared to make enhancements to the AgriStability program. In particular, the proposal tabled by Minister Bibeau to provinces and territories included the removal of the Reference Margin Limit (RML) and an increase to the compensation rate from 70 per cent to 80 per cent. Both are intended to apply retroactively to the 2020 program year. The Minister also mentioned that the federal government is prepared to consider other program enhancement options. This was welcome news, however Minister Bibeau also acknowledged there was not national consensus among Ministers to agree upon and implement the AgriStability proposal as the provinces needed additional time to reflect and respond. While the proposal did not include everything CCA lobbied for, CCA supports the proposed enhancements and believes they will significantly improve the program for cattle producers. We will continue to support our cattle producers and engage with federal and provincial governments alongside our provincial members to seek national agreement on the AgriStability proposal. As we settle into the first quarter of 2021 and what this year may bring, I am encouraged that the provinces will announce their support of the proposed changes. I ask you to stay the course and keep the conversation going on the need for better AgriStability program within your own communities ..continued on and page 58


Charmark Ranches Bull Sale Thursday, april 8Th, 2021, 1:00 pM Bow slope shipping, Brooks, aB

37 Two-Year Old & Plus Aged Bulls

Registered, Performance Charolais Bulls with French Influence • Leptin Tested

F LM 3G

F L M 13G

Polled, 3/4 French by Pure Power

1/2 French, double bred son of Pure Power by Charmark’s Power 12D

F LM 1 5 G

FLM 22G

1/2 French, double bred Super Cadet 502R, out of a Pure Power daughter

Polled, 1/2 French, 3/4 brother to 15G Lots of consistency here

FLM 31 G

FLM 290F

Polled, 1/2 French, Another 3/4 brother to 15G & 22G by Mr Charmark 46C

Powerful, 1/2 French, July coming three-year old Will cover a lot of cows

Catalogue, Videos and Sale at www.bylivestock.com

Charmark Ranches

Sale Manager:

Helge By 306-536-4261 Jon Wright 306-807-8424

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management

Importance of Forage Analysis; Making Sure Nutrient Requirements are Met Heather Smith Thomas

Winter forages may need supplementation with protein or minerals. Jeremy Martin, PhD (ruminant nutritionist and reproduction manager, Great Plains Livestock Consulting) says it’s important to sample and test forages, especially after unusual weather patterns that may affect growing conditions. “We always recommend testing, even on lower-quality cheaper ingredients of cattle diets. Cost of tests, relative to potential savings, is so small there’s no way to justify not doing it.” It can be costly if you oversupplement or under-supplement, so you need to know the nutrient values of your feeds. “Ideally, you’d test forages or silages. Any small grains hay should be tested, because nitrates are potentially an issue with them,” says Martin. Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Beef Feedlot Management Associate, says weather conditions in some regions made it more difficult to put up hay or harvest crops. “One of the things we’re concerned about is people relying on book values in terms of nutrient content. You need to know what the nutrient values of your specific feeds actually are,” he says. Janna Block, North Dakota State University Livestock Systems Specialist, says hay samples after harvest, or before purchase, gives you a chance to evaluate hay and determine which group of cattle to feed which hay. “For protein, cattle need a bare minimum of 7% in the diet. Below that level, microbial efficiency in the rumen declines,” she says. There won’t be enough protein to “feed” the microbes that ferment

and digest forage. Digestion slows and a cow can’t get adequate nutrients from what she’s eating, and also can’t eat enough to sustain herself, so she loses weight. Forage that’s only 7% protein (and 50% TDN (total digestible nutrients)) might work for the mid-gestation dry cow, but is inadequate for cows in late gestation. “They need forages that are at least 55 to 58% TDN and 8 to 9% protein, to support fetal growth. This will also depend on condition of the cow. If you are trying to feed a thin cow to pick up in body condition she’ll need more nutrient-dense feed,” says Block. “Cows in late gestation/ early lactation have the highest requirements—about 60% TDN and about 11% protein. This is a rule-of-thumb way to evaluate your forages and match them with various production groups. First-calf heifers have high requirements for growth as well as supporting a fetus,” she says. It’s hard to create a ration for beef cattle without a forage analysis since nutrient values can vary so much, even within the same type of plants. Brome grass hay could be 6% protein or as high as 12% depending on stage of maturity and weather conditions while growing and during harvest. “When feeding grass hay we need to know the protein level,” says Rusche. “If it’s 9 to 9.5% protein, we won’t need additional supplement, but if it’s only 7% that’s a different story. The rule of thumb I was taught is that cattle need something that’s at least 8%. If it’s below 8% and we supplement with protein we see improved digestibility and increased feed intake.” Make sure cattle are eating enough, especially in cold weather. “If they don’t eat enough, and the forage is not very digestible, we’ve created an energy deficit in those pregnant cows,

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and set ourselves up for poorer calf health, poor colostrum quality, and poor rebreeding—so we didn’t save money by not purchasing protein,” says Rusche. After calving, the cow needs even more protein for lactation. An investment in protein supplement when it’s needed will always pay off, but you don’t know if you need it unless you test your feeds. Block recommends sampling each batch of hay, based on number of bales in each lot, and a lot consists of all the hay (same species) harvested off the same field under the same conditions (within a 48-hour period). “Some people might just sample what they think is their worst hay, to know what the bottom level is, but we can’t put together a nutrition program without a total feed analyses, to be able to target when you’d want to feed certain forages or might need a supplement,” she says. “Any feed test we do is only as good as the sample we send off, so we want to make sure the sample actually represents the feeds we will be using,” Rusche explains. A sample should be taken from each field, and each cutting of hay, because these cuttings may be different in their stage of maturity. “If it’s grass hay, we may have started harvest at boot stage and ended up with some fields that were already headed out by the time we finish harvest, and those will be very different in quality. There may also be species differences, or soil differences in certain fields. One field may have had more manure on it, or caught more rain,” says Rusche. “Then we must make sure we’re sampling that particular lot of hay uniformly and not just pulling cores off the bales we can get to the easiest. We need to take about 20 cores throughout that batch of hay to get a


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good representative sample,” he says. “The labs we send the hay samples to do a good job of testing and reporting. The things we generally look at closest are moisture content, percent dry matter, crude protein, TDN, fiber levels, and associated energy. These values will tell us whether the feed will be adequate to meet cows’ needs, or if certain feeds could be blended together to meet those needs, or whether we need to bring in some outside supplement,” he explains. Often ranchers just do what they’ve always done. “They might give their cows 35 pounds of dry matter and 2 pounds of protein supplement, but they don’t actually know if they need that supplement,” says Block. “With

any unusual harvest conditions, it’s even more important to do feed testing.” A field that normally produces high-quality forage may be different if harvest was delayed by weather (and forage became overly mature) or got rained on multiple times before baling. “We have published new informational material about rain impacts on forage quality. Some people had trouble putting up hay, and their growing season was different. We saw crested wheatgrass that was still green in August, and it is usually mature and dried out by mid-July. Our growing condition were better in some situations but harvest was not always ideal,” she explains. “There was some rained-on forage,

with loss of quality, digestibility and nutrients. It leached out some of the carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals,” says Block. Some producers baled hay too wet because they didn’t have much choice, and that hay may contain mold and mycotoxins. If a person is trying to figure out a least-cost feeding strategy and develop an adequate nutrition program, feed testing is the place to start. “Some people call us and say ‘it’s the same field we did last year; can we just use last year’s analysis report?’ I ask them if this year was exactly the same as last year. You don’t really know how different, and we can’t put together a ration with numbers we’re just guessing at,” says Block.

TEST METHODS – Most commercial laboratories offer standard feed tests for forages, grains or total mixed rations. Dr. Rick Rasby (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) says the most important aspects of a feed when designing a diet for beef cattle include assessing moisture content, protein and energy. Nutrient analyses in a lab are commonly done using chemical reactions or by extracting important compounds and determining their amounts in the feed. Some labs also use near-infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy. This is a rapid, reliable, low-cost, computerized method to analyze feeds. “This test uses near-infrared light rather than chemicals to identify important compounds and measure their amounts in a sample. Feeds can be analyzed in less than 15 minutes using NIR, compared to hours or days for chemical methods,” explains Rasby. When sending a sample to be tested using NIR, it is important to identify the type of feed/forage being submitted so the lab can make sure that the right feed library is used. “This method will not accurately evaluate a full mineral profile but does seem to fairly accurately determine calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P),” he explains. NIR does not do an adequate job of measuring energy or TDN (total digestible nutrients) content of distillers’ grains, for instance. “In an NIR analysis, TDN is estimated using acid detergent fiber (ADF), which measures cell wall content of a feed. Distillers’ grains are high in fat, and NIR will underestimate energy content. However, NIR will adequately measure moisture, percent crude protein (CP), calcium and phosphorus in distillers’ grains,” says Rasby. Many labs use NIR tests because they’re cheaper. These are appropriate when testing common feedstuffs like alfalfa, bromegrass, meadow hay or native range hay. With some of the annual forages, however, the NIR tests may not be as accurate. The equation that was developed to predict values was not calibrated for those forages. Spending the extra money to get analyses with wet chemistry for those types of forages would probably be worth it. If you are going to take the time to sample and test your feeds, you want them to be accurate. If you are not sure about how to take or send in samples, or what tests to request, there are nutritionists and other feed experts who can answer your questions.

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Benefits of a CCYA Membership Tyson Black, Treasurer

Joining the Canadian Charolais Youth Association is very beneficial to all youth within the Charolais industry. For $20 a year, you can participate in not only the annual conference, but also have the ability to take advantage of many other great programs. One great program, to help build the genetics in your herd, is the “Purchase Incentive” program. In order to be eligible for this program, the youth 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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member must purchase a Charolais or Charolais cross animal. You are then able to select two straws of semen from Semex or Genex, and CCYA will cover the cost of the semen. This program is great for starting a Charolais herd. Another program that can be used, if youth have purchased and shown a Charolais or Charolais cross animal, is the “Buy and Show” program. With this program you are eligible to receive up to $125. CCYA also has scholarships available for education and for travel. The “Travel Opportunity Scholarship”

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

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provides funding for a youth member to travel to any event that involves the Charolais breed or the cattle industry (excluding CCYA). CCYA also gives up to $3000 to deserving youth in the Charolais industry, who are enrolled in post secondary education. To find out more on these programs, go to the Canadian Charolais Youth Association website https://youth. charolais.com/. Be sure to follow the CCYA Facebook page for future updates.

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Herd health, continued from page 50 problem not related to the genetics of the bull or cow in any way. A genetic fluke that doesn’t reflect poorly on either sire or dam. Most times, unless an orphan calf is available, these cows are culled for not raising a calf that year. It is not uncommon for large herds to have one such case every few years. Along with chromosomal abnormalities, trauma during pregnancy, and other issues with the uterine environment can also cause birth defects. There are some abnormalities for which causes have been found, such as atresia ani, or a missing rectum. These calves are seen almost immediately as they appear constipated when they are attempting to push out the meconium. A close look reveals they don’t have a rectum. Rectal palpation at 35 days’ gestation has been attributed to a slight increase in these in the dairy world. We have done heroic colostomies on some of these and got them to slaughter weight, indicating there is absolutely nothing else wrong with the calf. Sometimes large parts of the intestinal tract are missing and these calves are put down, but again there is no hereditary cause. It is good to document any of these abnormalities in the herd. In the rare event it might be hereditary, you would see multiple calves with the same disorder. Then there might need to be DNA testing done to see if there is a common link. Over the years, each of the purebred breeds have had one or two of these issues come up, have found the common links and eliminated them from the gene pools. Keep in mind, most of these are recessive genes so must be carried by both the sire and dam before we see anything in the calves, and then only in one quarter of the calves. They often start with a mutated gene. I looked it up and there have been, over

all the years, up to 200 genetic defects linked to cattle. Some very minor and some major resulting in a non-viable calves. Again it must be noted they are repeatable and all the purebred breeds of cattle have certain ones linked to them. Conditions such as: betamannisidosis, The TL 1/29 gene, dwarfism, or arthrogoposis, but they get eliminated by selection culling of identified carriers and again, the purebred breeds in general do a really good job at this. They are very rare though and the vast majority of oddball calves you sometimes see on your place are simply congenital defects - novelties. Document these calves and if you do see two or more talk with your veterinarian. An autopsy could be done, the systems affected identified, and then often things like feed (and mycotoxins therein), nutrition and mineral status are probably going to be looked at before hereditary involvement is suspected. With mycotoxins and nutrition especially, a large percentage of calves may be affected, but proper diagnosis can allow you to prevent the condition next year. So this calving season document any abnormal calves with pictures, and if there is more than one, get them checked out by your veterinarian to determine if it is just congenital and not worth pursuing, or may have a cause that is preventable in the future. Keep in mind, the cause may have happened way back in gestation, so it may almost be impossible to alter fetuses affected in utero. Have a great 2019 calving season with lively, vigorous calves that get up quickly and suckle that colostrum they desperately need. This topic may not be glamorous, but it’s worth discussing this time of year.

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important activities in our industry

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 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 68

Calendar of Events

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 9th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, 2 pm, Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS March 20 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1 pm, at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK March 20 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1 pm, Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

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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 24 AM Sunrise Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 pm, Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK 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, Elk Point, AB, Farmgate Timed Online Auction 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, 1:30 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 30 White Lake Colony Bull Sale, 1 pm, Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB March 31 C2 Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 1 pm, at the farm, La Rivière, 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 6 Gilliland Bros. Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 pm, at the farm, Carievale, 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., Manor, SK. Cornerstone Bull Sale, Farmgate Timed Online Auction

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April 12 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1 pm, Sunville Simmentals, McCreary, MB 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 April 17 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD

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Alta Genetics Inc...................................................... 61 Amabec Charolais.................................................... 65 Annuroc Charolais................................................... 65 B Bar D Charolais..................................................... 65 Baker Farms.............................................................. 65 Bar H Charolais........................................................ 66 Beck Farms................................................................ 66 Be-Rich Farms.......................................................... 62 Blackbern Charolais................................................ 65 Bob Charolais........................................................... 62 Borderand Cattle Co..........................................29, 66 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd......................................... 61 Bricney Stock Farm................................................. 66 Bridor Charolais....................................................... 65 Brimner Charolais........................................22, 23, 66 Buffalo Lake Charolais............................................ 62 By Livestock.... 6, 7, 9, 15, 22, 23, 24, 39, 55, 59, IBC Campbells Charolais............................................... 66 Carey Auction Services........................................... 61 Cattle Lac Charolais................................................. 40 Cedardale Charolais..........................................57, 65 Cedarlea Farms.................................................... 7, 66 Charla Moore Farms............................................ 8, 66 Char-Lew Ranch....................................................... 62 Char-Maine Ranching.............................................. 62 Charmark Ranches.................................................. 55 Charolais Journal.................................................... 61 Char-Top Charolais.................................................. 66 Charworth Charolais............................................... 62 Chomiak Charolais............................................33, 62 Circle Cee Charolais................................................ 62 Cline Cattle Co.......................................................... 64 Cockburn Farms....................................................... 65 Cougar Hill Ranch.................................................... 64 Coyote Flats Charolais......................................24, 63 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle.................................... 66 C2 Charolais........................................................43, 64 Daines Cattle............................................................ 51 Davis-Rairdan........................................................... 61 Demarah Farms........................................................ 66 Diamond W Charolais.......................................15, 66 Dogpatch Acres........................................................ 35 Dorran, Ryan............................................................ 62 Double P Stock Farm.........................................39, 64 Dowell Charolais...................................................... 63 Dubuc Charolais senc............................................. 66 Dudgeon-Snobelen................................................. 65 Eaton Charolais........................................................ 67 Edge Livestock Inc................................................... 62 Elder Charolais Farm........................................... 9, 67 Fergus Family Charolais.......................................... 65 Fischer Charolais..................................................... 63 Flat Valley Cattle Co................................................. 63 Fleury, Michael......................................................... 62 Flewelling, Craig....................................................... 62 Footprint Farms.................................................13, 63

Future Farms............................................................. 63 Gallelli Charolais...................................................... 63 Gilliland Bros. Charolais...................................49, 67 Good Anchor Charolais.....................................44, 63 H.S. Knill Company Ltd........................................... 62 Happy Haven Charolais.......................................... 64 Harcourt Charolais............................................34, 67 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Ltd.................................. 64 Harvie Ranching....................................................... 63 HEJ Charolais........................................................... 63 Hicks Charolais......................................................... 65 High Bluff Stock Farm......................................... 5, 64 Hopewell Charolais................................................. 67 Horseshoe E Charolais............................................ 67 Howe Coulee Charolais.......................................... 67 HTA Charolais....................................................... 3, 64 Hunter Charolais.............................................. 64, IBC JMB Charolais........................................................... 64 Johnson Charolais................................................... 63 Johnston Charolais...........................................39, 41 Johnstone Auction ................................................. 62 June Rose Charolais..........................................26, 67 Kaiser Cattle Co........................................................ 63 Kay-R Land & Cattle Ltd.......................................... 63 KCH Charolais........................................................... 64 K-Cow Ranch............................................................ 31 Kirlene Cattle............................................................ 65 La Ferme Patry de Weedon.................................... 66 Lakeview Charolais......................................11, 44, 63 Langstaff Charolais.................................................. 65 Lazy S Limousin & Charolais.................................. 37 Leemar Charolais..................................................... 63 Legacy Charolais...................................................... 63 LEJ Charolais......................................................52, 65 Lindskov-Thiel Charolais Ranch............................ 67 M&L Cattle Company.........................................19, 65 Mack’s Charolais...................................................... 66 Maple Leaf Charolais............................................... 63 Martens Cattle Co.................................................... 67 Martens Charolais.................................................... 65 McAvoy Charolais...............................................27, 67 McKeary Charolais................................................... 63 McLeod Services...................................................... 62 McTavish Farms..................................................21, 67 Medonte Farms........................................................ 66 Miller Land & Livestock.....................................10, 66 Misty Hills Charolais................................................ 44 Mutrie Farms.......................................................48, 67 Myhre Land and Cattle............................................ 65 Nahachewsky Charolais ........................................ 67 Neilson Cattle Co..................................................... 19 Norheim Ranching................................................... 62 Oakstone Land & Cattle Co.................................... 33 O’Neill Livestock...................................................... 51 P & H Ranching Co................................................... 63 Packer Charolais...................................................... 66

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Palmer Charolais...................................................... 67 Phillips Farms........................................................... 67 Pleasant Dawn Charolais................................... 6, 65 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm.......................................... 20 Potter Charolais....................................................... 66 Prairie Cove Charolais............................................. 63 Prairie Gold Charolais.......................................44, 67 Pro-Char Charolais.................................................. 63 R&G McDonald Livestock............................39, 40, 65 Raffan, Don............................................................... 62 Rawes Ranches........................................................ 63 Reeleder, Andrew..................................................... 62 Reese Cattle Co........................................................ 12 Rollin’ Acres Charolais............................................ 66 Ross Lake Charolais................................................. 63 Rosso Charolais..................................................47, 67 Royale Charolais...................................................... 66 RRTS Charolais......................................................... 64 Saddleridge Charolais............................................ 63 SanDan Charolais.................................................... 63 Saunders Charolais...........................................45, 66 Serhienko Cattle Co................................................. 67 Sharadon Farms....................................................... 66 Skeels, Danny........................................................... 62 Sliding Hills Charolais............................................. 67 Southside Charolais................................................ 64 Southview Farms..................................................... 66 CK Sparrow Farms Ltd...........................................IFC Springside Farms..................................................... 64 Spruce View Charolais............................................ 64 Stach Farms Charolais............................................ 64 Stephen Charolais................................................... 67 Steppler Farms Ltd.................................................. 65 Stock, Mark............................................................... 62 Sugarloaf Charolais................................................. 64 Sunderland Charolais............................................. 50 Sunshine Oak Charolais......................................... 65 T Bar C Cattle Co.................19, 27, 34, 35, 43, 62, 69 Tee M Jay................................................................... 31 Temple Farms........................................................... 67 Thistle Ridge Ranch................................................. 64 Transcon Livestock............................................49, 62 TRI-N Charolais..................................................17, 65 Turnbull Charolais................................................... 64 Twin Anchor Charolais............................................ 64 Wendt & Murray Farms Ltd..................................... 64 Western Litho Printers............................................ 62 White Cap Charolais..........................................47, 67 White Lake Colony.............................................46, 64 White Meadow Charolais Ltd...........................59, 65 Wilgenbusch Charolais................................. 67, OBC Wilkie Ranch............................................................. 64 Wood River Charolais........................................53, 67 Wrangler Charolais.................................................. 64 WRAZ Red Angus................................................22, 23 XXX Farms.................................................................. 44


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10 Annual Bull Sale TH

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Thursday april 1st, 2021 • 1:30 pm dst aT The Farm, roblin, mb Offering: HC 29H

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