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May 2017 VOL. 51, NO. 2 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 584-7937 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com

Features Ontario Charolais AGM ............16 Contemporary Grouping ..........20 Wilke Charolais ..........................24 Beck Farms..................................24 P & H Ranching ..........................26 Vikse’s Tip the Scale ..................26 Rawes Ranches ..........................27 McLeod/KayR ............................28 Obituary  Erling Size ................28 Maple Leaf Charolais ................30 HEJ Charolais..............................30 SanDan/Springside ....................31 ProChar Charolais ....................32 Ferme Louber ............................32 Wrangler Charolais ....................33 High Country Bull Sale ..............34 Buffalo Lake ..............................34 Coyote Flats Charolais ..............36 Obituary  Marilyn Sparrow ......36 A. Sparrow Farms ......................37 Horseshoe E Charolais ..............38 Oops! ..........................................38 Steppler Farms ..........................39 Benchmark ................................39 Footprint Farms..........................40 Resse Cattle Co...........................40 McTavish Farms ..........................41

Borderland Cattle Co. ................41 Palmer Bull Sale ........................42 Candiac Choice Bull Sale............44 Family Tradition ........................44 Diamond W Charolais................45 High Point Bull Sale ..................45 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ..........46 Martens Cattle Co. ....................46 HTA Charolais ............................48 Top Cut Bull Sale ........................48 Best of the Breeds......................50 Impact ........................................50 Elder Charolais ..........................52 Tee M Jay Charolais ..................52 Prairie Distinction ......................54 TriN Charolais............................54 Hunter Charolais ........................55 Git ‘R Done ................................56 North of the 49th ......................58 Sliding Hills Charolais ................60 White Cap / Rosso ......................62 Rollin’ Acres................................62 Cornerstone................................63 Cornerview Charolais ................63 Sales in Brief ..............................64 Cedardale Charolais ..................65 Bull Sale Summary ....................66

Departments From the Field ......................................................................................6 Du Champ..............................................................................................8 Canadian Charolais Association ........................................................10 De l’Association de Charolais Canadien ............................................12 Charolais Life ......................................................................................14 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report ..............................................16 Profile – Luke Marshall ......................................................................17 Herd Health ........................................................................................22 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ....................................70 Road Tales ..........................................................................................80 Magazine Rates and Deadlines..........................................................64 Calendar of Events..............................................................................81 Index of Advertisers............................................................................82

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

The Charolais industry in Canada is alive and gaining strength, as we saw this spring in the bull sales. At the end of the sale reports and blocks in this issue, and there are many, you will find the Bull Sale Summary Chart. This highlights the top sellers, high averaging sales and many other interesting factoids. The one that I find the most interesting is the Sale Trends chart for the past 36 years. This table shows you how the number of sales and averages have fluctuated over the past three and a half decades. This year we were able to acquire information on the most sales ever and thank all the breeders for supplying the data. In 2017, there were the most Charolais bulls ever sold in sales in Canada with 6% more bulls selling this year over last year. The overall average was down 8% which I find very good considering the feeder calf market was down last fall at times of up to 40% over the previous year. The commercial market has rebounded a fair way but still isn’t back to year over year prices. So overall the total gross dollars of sales were only down 3%. Yes, Canadian Charolais breeders are picking up market share and it shows in these numbers. In retrospect, this is the third highest average we have ever had and the 2nd highest gross dollars in the bull sales. Were all sales down? No, 27% of them had higher averages than last year and in most cases more bulls were sold in the sales with the averages lower. There were some softer sales and eastern Canada seemed to be under more pressure than the west in many cases. In many sales this spring, we saw commercial producers attending and buying that had never bought a Charolais bull before or some that hadn’t for many

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years. We have also seen more commercial cattlemen buying Charolais bulls or semen to breed their British heifers. They have found that we have some lines that can calve as well as any breed and want the better crossbred calf in the heifers’ first year of production. Having said that, we did see strength in the calving ease, lower birth weight bulls in sales, but we also saw more producers not worrying as much about birth weight and buying the performance bulls to add pounds to their mature cows’ production. Birth weight and calving ease isn’t always correlated and the good producers are realizing this. One thing that I have found over the years though is that excuses don’t sell cattle. Management and marketing is a year-round exercise. “Oh, I didn’t get them in on feed quick enough” or “I didn’t have time to keep them bedded as well as I should have” or “I didn’t get the sale bulls sorted and on better feed as early as I should have”. These may explain why your pictures in your catalogue aren’t as good as they could be, or why the bulls aren’t at their best for selling sale day, but it doesn’t help you to receive the top dollars that your genetics probably deserve. Testing your feed and then monitoring your bulls Average Daily Gain every 30 days on feed may be what you need to do to make sure the bulls are progressing throughout the winter as they should be. You don’t need to weigh every bull in the pen to monitor but take a random sampling and check them a couple times to see that all is going as planned. This spring I also had many discussions with breeders and commercial producers on EPD. In most cases I think the EPD we have are fairly accurate but you also need to look at the accuracy. The accuracies on many traits in unproven bulls can

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vary a lot. Birth weight for example can vary from a 10% to 30% accuracy if you look. The one with a 10% accuracy can move quite a bit when proven. The carcass EPDs are so low that they are not very reliable at this stage. We do need to get more ultrasound and carcass data into our system before these numbers will become really useful in my mind. Again, I hope that we can get to a Genomically Enhanced EPD sooner than later, to help improve the accuracies of all our EPDs. There are many summer events planned that I hope you will try to attend. The CCA AGM is in Saskatoon in mid-June and is the place to learn what the association is doing and to make your voice heard on the business of Charolais. There is also a day of tours before the meeting. The Alberta Charolais Association is having a day of herd tours around Stettler the end of June, the Manitoba Charolais Association Pen Show and AGM is the third week of July, the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Pen Show and AGM is the end of July and the CCYA Conference and Show is in Ontario the first week of August. You are welcome to attend any of these regardless of where you reside. I hope seeding goes well for everyone and there are good moisture conditions for grass and hay everywhere this summer. Craig Scott and I will be touring the country the next couple of months and now is a great time to get the herdsires pictured on grass and get some females pictured for websites or sale catalogues next spring. Give us a call early so we can plan our schedules and get into as many yards as possible. The next issue is the 51st Annual Herdsire edition. Be a part of it. Until next time, Helge


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

L’industrie du Charolais prend de plus en plus de place, comme nous l’avons vu pour les ventes de taureaux ce printemps. Dans ce numéro à la fin des rapports de vente, il y aura un tableau, où vous trouverez les résultats de ventes de taureaux. Ce tableau mettra en évidence les meilleurs vendeurs, et la moyenne des ventes et plus. Ce que je trouve le plus intéressant est le graphique montrant les tendances des 36 dernières années. Ce tableau montre comment le nombre de ventes et moyennes ont fluctué au cours des trois dernières décennies et demie. Cette année, nous avons obtenu des informations sur de plus en plus de ventes et nous en remercions les éleveurs. En 2017 nous avons eu une année record de vente pour les taureaux charolais vendu au Canada, soit une hausse de 6% sur l’année dernière. Par contre la moyenne globale est en baisse de 8%, ce qui est très bon en rapport au prix des veaux d’embouche qui ont diminué parfois jusqu’à 40% sur le prix de l’an passé. Le marché commercial a rebondi de manière équitable, mais n’est toujours pas de retour sur les prix pour cette année. Donc dans l’ensemble en revenu brut des ventes, n’ont été que de 3% seulement. Oui les éleveurs charolais Canadiens ont leur grosse part du marché et cela se reflète dans les chiffres. Avec du recul, c’est la troisième moyenne la plus élevée que nous ayons jamais eue et la deuxième pour les prix brut les plus élevés. Toutes les ventes étaient-elles à la baisse? non 27% avaient des moyennes plus élevées que l’année dernière, et où les moyennes étaient inférieures il y avait plus de taureaux. Il y a eu des ventes moins fortes dans l’est du Canada dû qu’il n’y a moins de pression que dans l’ouest dans de nombreux cas. Dans beaucoup de ventes ce printemps, nous avons vu des producteurs commerciaux présents et faire l’achat de taureaux charolais, ce qu’ils n’avaient pas fait depuis plusieurs 8

années. Nous avons également vu des producteurs acheter des taureaux ou inséminer leurs taures britaniques avec de la semence de charolais. Ils ont constaté que nous avons des lignées, qui peuvent être utilisées dans toutes les races pour les taures à leur premier veau pour faire de bons veaux croisés. Ceci dit, nous avons vu l’importance de la facilité de vêlage versus le poids à la naissance, dans les ventes nous avons aussi remarqué les producteurs se soucier moins du poids à la naissance, pour ajouter de la performance à leurs vaches matures. Les producteurs réalisent que poids à la naissance et la facilité de vêlage ne sont pas toujours en corrélation. Une chose que j’ai remarquée au fil des ans, que des gens trouvent des excuses en ne vendant pas leurs animaux. La gestion et le marketing est un travail à l’année. Toutes les excuses sont bonnes, je n’ai pas le temps, je n’ai pas de place pour séparer mes animaux, et les nourrir en conséquence. Tout ceci peut s’expliquer par vos photos dans les catalogues, qui ne sont pas aussi bonnes qu’ils devraient l’être, et que les taureaux ne sont pas à leur meilleur lors de la journée de la vente, car tout ceci ne vous aide pas à avoir les meilleurs prix et rendre justice à la génétique de votre élevage. Tester votre alimentation, et faite le suivi de vos taureaux, le gain moyen quotidien à tous les 30jours sur les aliments et assurez-vous que les taureaux progressent tout au long de l’hiver comme ils le devraient. Vous n’avez pas besoin de peser chaque taureau mais surveiller, et prendre un échantillon pour voir si tout se déroule comme prévu. Ce printemps, j’ai eu de nombreuses discussions avec des éleveurs et des producteurs commerciaux sur les EPD. Dans la plupart des cas nous avons des EPD qui sont assez précis, mais il faut en regarder la précision. L’exactitude sur de nombreux traits de taureaux non éprouvés peuve varier beaucoup. Le poids à la naissance par exemple peut varier de 10% à 30%. Charolais Banner • May 2017

Nous avons très peu de données sur les carcasses, et en ce moment ils ne sont pas très fiables. Nous devons obtenir plus de données échographiques sur les carcasses dans notre système. Alors ces chiffres deviendront vraiment importants dans mon esprit. Encore une fois, j’espère que nous pourrons arriver au plus vite avec des EPD génomiquement améliorés pour aider à améliorer la précision. Il y a beaucoup d’évènements qui sont prévus pour cet été, et j’espère pouvoir y assister. L’assemblée générale annuelle à la mi-juin à Saskatoon, est l’endroit idéal pour se renseigner sur les orientations de l’association et de se faire entendre lors des discussions. Il y aura aussi une journée réservée aux visites avant la réunion. L’Association Charolais de l’Alberta organise une journée de visite dans la région de Stettler à la fin de juin, et l’Association Charolais du Manitoba organise un (pen show) et AGA la 3ième semaine de juillet, et l’Association de la Saskatchewan organise son (pen show) et son AGA à la fin juillet, et la Conférence du CCYA se tiendra en Ontario la première semaine du mois d’août. Une invitation à tous vous est lancé pour ces activités, peu importe l’endroit où vous résidez. J’espère que vos semences se déroulent bien, avec les bonnes conditions d’humidité les perspectives sont bonnes pour les pacages et la récolte de foin. Craig Scott et moi allons visiter le pays lors des prochains deux mois, ce sera le bon temps pour vous de faire prendre les photos de vos taureaux reproducteurs à l’herbe et d’obtenir de bonnes photos de vos femelles pour vos sites et pour les futurs catalogues du printemps prochain. Contactez-nous le plutôt possible, pour que nous puissions planifier nos horaires pour pouvoir visiter le plus de fermes possible. Le prochain numéro sera consacré à la 51ième annuelle du (herd sire) j’espère que vous en ferez partie. À la prochaine, Helge


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

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

Spring & Summer Upcoming Events Mel Reekie, General Manager

www.facebook.com/cdncharolais PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES: ALBERTA President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont SASKATCHEWAN President: Carey Weinbender, Canora Secretary: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA President: Shawn Airey, Rivers Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Jim Baker, Stayner Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secretary: Chantal Raymond MARITIMES President: Ricky Milton, Cornwall Secretary: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB STAFF: General Manager: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: JUDY CUMMER, PIPER WHELAN French Membership: BERNARD DORE bernarddore@videotron.ca EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 613.646.9741 C 613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com

1st VICE-PRESIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net 2nd VICE-PRES: RICKY MILTON 4558 Route 19, Nine Mile Creek, PEI C0A 1H2 902.675.3091 C 902.393.8699 rmilton@upei.ca

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

DIRECTORS: MATHIEU PALERME 814 Ch. Pink, Gatineau, QC J9J 3N2 819.682.2723 matpalerme@yahoo.com ALLAN MARSHALL 35266 Rang Road 33 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3 allan@futurefarms.ca MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

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2017 is sailing right along; we came through another Bull Sale season where we saw increased demand in Charolais bulls again. There has been chatter of many new buyers adding value to their operations through Charolais genetics. As they say, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to using a Charolais bull. They can add the needed punch back into those calves and sales held strong this season despite early predictions. A complete picture of the 2017 Bull Sales season is highlighted later in the magazine. Calving, bull sales and breeding keep everyone busy at the home place so as we move into the summer months I encourage you to get out and involved in the many functions available to breeders throughout the season. Active participation from members is encouraged and appreciated! The Canadian Charolais Association will be well represented at the World Charolais Technical Conference in Monterrey, Mexico this May 28 through June 2. The Mexicans have a full schedule of Ranch Tours and National Shows on tap with a conference focus on the Promotion of Charolais in Your Country. Each country attending will be giving presentations outlining how they bring the Charolais message to their market. This is a relevant topic that we’ll all be able to renew inspiration, gather information and bring back some fresh ideas to our own programs. On the heels of the World Technical Conference, CCA will be represented at Beef Improvement Federation’s (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia May 31 through June 3. General Sessions planned for BIF are looking at The Current Value and Future Promise of Genomics for Beef Improvement. While at the University of Georgia, we’ll be meeting and getting a personalized update on the current status of the research they are

completing with Canadian Charolais’ genomic files. We encourage you to join us in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan June 9 and 10 as the Saskatchewan Charolais Association hosts us for the CCA’s Annual General Meeting. Come along for herd tours and comradery on Friday and round the day out with dinner at Palmer Charolais. Saturday afternoon we’ll meet for the Annual Meeting recapping 2016, sharing information gathered at the World Technical Conference and BIF. It’s an opportune time to get involved with your Association. Full details for registration are listed later in the magazine and look for complete details delivered to your mailbox early May. If you’re unable to attend the National Annual Meeting, there are a number of Provincial field days and events through summer. June 30 the Alberta Association is hosting a summer tour around Stettler, you can register on their website. July 22 the Manitoba Association is meeting in Dauphin for their Annual Meeting and Pen Show. July 30 is both the Saskatchewan Association’s Annual Meeting in Moose Jaw and the Maritime’s Association Picnic in Cornwall, PEI. August 2 through 5 you can join us for the Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show in Barrie, ON. Later in August you can participate in a more national event with the Second Annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary, AB. There is definitely no shortage of events and gatherings to get involved with; networking brings about positive messaging and fresh ideas that you may be able to apply to your own operation. Make a point to get involved! Should you have any questions about any events, you can always contact the CCA Office and we’ll gather the information that you require. See you on the road this summer!

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DE LA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE

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

Printemps et été Événements à venir Mel Reekie, General Manager

www.facebook.com/cdncharolais PROVINCIAUX REPRÉSENTANTS: ALBERTA Président: Stephen Cholak, Lamont SASKATCHEWAN Président: Carey Weinbender, Canora Secrétaire: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA Président: Shawn Airey, Rivers Secrétaire: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO Président: Jim Baker, Stayner Secrétaire: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC Président: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secrétaire: Chantal Raymond MARITIMES Président: Ricky Milton, Cornwall Secrétaire: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB PERSONNEL: Directeur général: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: JUDY CUMMER, PIPER WHELAN Composition française: BERNARD DORE bernarddore@videotron.ca EXÉCUTIF: PRÉSIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 613.646.9741 C 613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com

1er VICE- PRÉSIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net 2e VICE- PRÉSIDENT: RICKY MILTON 4558 Route 19, Nine Mile Creek, PEI C0A 1H2 902.675.3091 C 902.393.8699 rmilton@upei.ca

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

ADMINISTRATION: MATHIEU PALERME 814 Ch. Pink, Gatineau, QC J9J 3N2 819.682.2723 matpalerme@yahoo.com ALLAN MARSHALL 35266 Rang Road 33 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3 allan@futurefarms.ca MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C 306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C 780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca

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L’année 2017 se déroule à grande vitesse; une autre saison de ventes de taureau est passée où nous avons vu encore une fois, une demande accrue pour les taureaux Charolais. Les bavardages parmi de nombreux nouveaux acheteurs, confirmentqui recherchent une valeur ajoutée pour leurs opérations et ils se sont tournés envers la génétique charolaise puisque la preuve est dans les veaux. L’introduction d’un taureau Charolaispeut ajouter le punch nécessaire dans sa progéniture. Les ventes ont été fortes cette saison en dépit de prévisions précoces. Un tableau complet de la saison de ventes de taureaux 2017 est mis en évidence plus loin dans la revue. Les vêlages, les ventes de taureaux et la saison des saillies vous tiennent tous occupéset un peu pris à la maison.Maintenant que nous entrons dans les mois d’été, je vous encourage à sortir et à vous impliquer dans les nombreuses fonctions disponibles aux éleveurs durant les mois estivaux. Une participation active des membres est encouragée et appréciée ! L’Association Canadienne Charolais sera bien représentée à la Conférence technique mondiale de Charolais à Monterrey, au Mexique ce 28 mai jusqu’au 2 juin. Les mexicains ont un calendrier complet de visites de ranchs et un concours national, ainsi qu’unthème de conférence qui se concentre sur la Promotion du Charolais dans chaque pays. Chaque pays participant présenteraleur message de promotion de la race dans leur marché respectif. Il s’agit d’un sujet pertinent qui sera en mesure de renouveler notre inspiration, de recueillir de l’information globale et rafraichir les idées de tous et chacun. En même temps que la Conférence technique mondiale, l’Association Canadienne Charolais sera aussi représentée lors de l’Assemblée annuelle et le Symposium sur l’amélioration du bœuf (BIF) à l’Université de la Géorgie à Athens du 31 mai au 3 juin. Les sessions générales regarderont à la valeur actuelle et les futures promesses de la génomique pour l’amélioration de la viande bovine. Durant notre séjour à l’Université de la Georgia, Charolais Banner • May 2017

nous rencontrerons l’équipe qui travaille sur le fichier génomique Charolais canadien, et ils nous mettront à jour sur leur recherche. Nous vous encourageons à nous rejoindre à Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) le 9 et 10juin, alors que l’Association Charolais de la Saskatchewan nous accueillera pour l’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACC. Venez pour les visites de troupeaux et la camaraderie qui prendront place le vendredi, suivi d’un souper chez Palmer Charolais. Samedi après-midi, lors de la réunion annuelle on vous présentera les faits saillants de 2016, nous partagerons l’information que nous avons recueillieà la Conférence technique mondiale et àBIF. Il est opportun de s’impliquer dans votre Association. Tous les détails pour l’inscription sont répertoriés plus loin dans le magazine et ils arriveront bientôt dans votre boîte aux lettres. Si vous ne parvenez pas à assister à l’Assemblée nationale, il y a plusieurs journées champêtres provinciales ainsi que d’autres événements durant l’été. Par exemple, le 30 juin l’Association de l’Alberta organise une tournée autour de Stettler, vous pouvez vous inscrire sur leur site Web. Le 22 juillet l’Association du Manitoba se réunit à Dauphin, pour leur réunion annuelle et leur concours de groupes. Il y a deux évènements le 30 juillet, soit la réunion annuelle de la Saskatchewan à Moose Jaw et le pique-nique de l’Association des Maritimes à Cornwall, à l’I.P.-E. Du 2 au 5 août, vous pouvez nous rejoindre àla conférence et le concours junior Charolais à Barrie, en Ontario. Et n’oubliez pas la deuxième édition de la Conférence annuelle du bœuf qui aura lieu plus tard en août à Calgary, en Alberta. Il n’y a certainement aucune pénurie de manifestations et de rassemblements auxquels vous pouvez vous impliquer ; la mise en réseau provoque des messages positifs et des idées fraîches que vous pouvez être en mesure d’appliquer à votre propre exploitation. Impliquez-vous ! N’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer cet été!


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NEWS

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

Conservation Award in 2005 and an award for Outstanding Achievement for Range Management. They have hosted many trail rides, international bus tours and agricultural association barbeques.

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Jacksons Named to Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll

Photo: Arlene Repar Photography

Ryan McLeod and Angela Hakkesteegt, of Kirlene Cattle, were married in Brighton, Ontario, on February 11th. The day was so perfect with a fresh snowfall from the night before. They feel so blessed and are excited for their future together in agriculture. Perrins presented Saskatchewan Livestock Association Scroll of Honour

Bob and Janet Jackson, Bo-Jan Enterprises, Sylvania, Saskatchewan, were inducted in the Saskatchewan Livestock Association Honour Scroll for their contribution to the community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan. They purchased their first purebred heifer in 1972, did some showing At Agribition in the Bull Pen Show, served as a director for both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Charolais Association, served as an Agribition Barn Boss for many years while Janet managed the Charolais Store, SCA Breeder of the Year in 1997, SCA Honour Scroll recipients in 2002, CCA Honour Roll in 2016. Bob also served many years on the FCC Appeal Board, Sylvania School Board and as a counselor and Reeve for the RM of Tisdale for a total of 30 years. Keller Particpates in U of S Beef Team Trip

Ted and Olive Perrin were partners in the Perrin Ranching Company Ltd. and raised their family at Beechy. Ted served as a director for the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association for 14 years, the Saskatchewan Charolais Association and Canadian Charolais Association for six years each. He chaired a committee for the CCA to further the planning of Charcross calf sales. They were both founding members of the Saskatchewan Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Cowboys and Olive was the driving force behind the start of the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo. Ted was awarded a Saskatchewan Ambassador Pin after traveling to Inner Mongolia as part of a grassland study; they received the Environmental Stewardsip Award in 2004, the Duke of Edinburgh Habitat 14

Riley Keller, CCYA Alumni, participated in the University of Saskatchewan’s Beef Team trip to Colorado, to partake in the International Livestock Forum and attend the National Western Stock Show. The Forum was held at the

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Colorado State University in Fort Collins and the theme was Meeting World & Consumer Demands. The trip was made possible through sponsorship donations from Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Canadian Western Agribition, Lakeview Farm, Blairs, Genex and the Saskatchewan Charolais Association. It’s A Girl! Brett and Stefanie, Cobden, Ontario, are proud to introduce Everly Ann Coughlin, little sister for Finnley, and newest member of the Cornerview crew for grandparents Heather and Brian Coughlin. ‘Ev’ was born on January 6, weighing 7 lb., 11 ounces. It’s A Girl! Scarlet Angelina Smyth was born January 14th, weighing 7 lb., 10 oz. and measuring 20¼". She is welcomed to the Flat-Top Cattle Co. crew, Hebert, Saskatchewan, by older brother Cooper and parents Suzanne and Tyler. Grandparents are Murray and Nicole Blake, Wood River Charolais, McCord. Deobald Re-elected CBBC President Canadian Beef Breeds Council’s 23rd AGM was held in Calgary in March. Garner Deobald, Hodgeville, Saskatchewan, was re-eleted as President. President Deobald indicated, “The CBBC is fully engaged in moving our sector forward with renewed optimism in advancing our goals of producing the world’s best purebred cattle and increasing market share in sales of purebred cattle, semen and embryos, both domestically and internationally.” CBBC’s vision is to provide a unified voice in support of the purebred genetics provided within the Canadian beef cattle industry. Its mission is to ensure the continuity, growth and prosperity of the Canadian purebred cattle sector as an integral component of the Canadian beef cattle industry. Shirley Rosso Inducted to CWA Hall of Fame Shirley Rosso was inducted to the Canadian Western Agribition Hall of Fame. Shirley shared her energy and enthusiasm for youth in agriculture and 4-H through longterm volunteer service with CWA. She served on the 4-H and Youth Committee for more than 30 years and the International 4-H Team Judging Competition benefited greatly from dedication. Shirley's warm smile, boundless energy, unfailing support and lessons of commitment, positive work ethic and achievement, will never be forgotten. Her induction is a tribute to her memory in recognition of her many years of devoted service and the example she set for so many CWA youth. The award was accepted by three of her grandchildren, Haley, Will and Megan Rosso.

Chris Lane, CWA CEO, Haley Rosso, Bruce Holmquist, CWA President; Will Rosso, Stewart Stone, CWA Past President, Megan Rosso, Shannon McArton, presenter and CWA Past President.

By Receives 30 Year Volunteer Award Helge By received a 30 Year Award from Canadian Western Agribition President, Bruce Holmquist. Helge has served on various committees over the years including the Sale of Champions, Steer Committee and currently the Supreme Champion Committee. Agribtion honours volunteers for their service at an annual appreciation banquet. Jackson named Woman of Distinction Donna Jackson, High Bluff Stock Farm, from Inglis, MB was among 10 “Women of Distinction” recognized by the Brandon YWCA at the 30th annual Women of Distinction Awards Gala. Donna was recognized in the Agriculture field. Awards of distinction are presented annually to Manitoban women who have distinguished themselves in their careers, achievements as individuals, members of the community and as a role model for other women and girls.

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Aireys celebrate 50th Anniversary Harry and Joan Airey, HTA Charolais, Rivers, Manitoba, celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 7th. Congratulations!

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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

It has been great to see bull sales remain strong across all breeds through the spring run. This demonstrates the high degree of confidence in the beef market despite prices coming off the peak of just over a year ago. We can now look forward to the breeding season and the warmer months in Canada. I invite you to like or follow the Canadian Beef Breeds Council on Facebook or Twitter @CanBeefBreeds. The CBBC is continuing its international market development program in China. This is follow-up from our signing of the MOU with the China Agriculture University in Beijing in November 2016. We are working closely with the Alberta and Canadian governments on this initiative as it is critical given the high level of government oversight in China. This initiative will send several CBBC representatives in June to attend the China National Symposium

on Applied Techniques in Beef Production and then in return we will host a Chinese delegation in August. Our strategy is to restart relations between the Chinese and Canadian beef industries which have been relatively stagnant since 2003. It is our belief that a strong relationship between nations will lead to increased sales of genetics in coming years. As we are aware, the Chinese population and economy are growing rapidly and they are interested in high quality beef as well as some products for which there is less demand in Canada. The Chinese market is very competitive and we want to ensure our genetics and beef products are the first choice for the Chinese consumer, adding dollars directly back to Canadian beef cattle producers. This August 15-17, the second annual Canadian Beef Industry Conference will take place at the BMO Centre on Stampede grounds in Calgary, AB. This conference is a joint

initiative from the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, Canadian Cattlemen Association, Canada Beef and the Beef Cattle Research Centre. The 2016 conference was attended by over 650 individuals, most of which were cattle producers. The keynote speaker this year is Jon Montgomery, a former Canadian Gold Medalist from the Vancouver Olympics and is currently the host of ‘The Amazing Race Canada’. It is sure to be an entertaining and informative conference if last year’s was any indication. Early bird registration is now open and available on the conference website at www. canadianbeefindustryconference.com. I look forward to seeing you there. I would like to recognize the Charolais Banner for becoming members of CBBC in 2017. I look forward to working with their team on international market development initiatives that provide added value back to the Canadian purebred and genetics industry.

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Nesbitt Elected President of OCA OCA AGM Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton was elected president of the Ontario Charolais Association at their Annual General Meeting held March 4 in Peterborough. Newly elected to the board were Ryan Briggs, Oro-Medonte; Frank Degurse, Komoka & Emily Bromley, Renfrew. OCA Recognition Award Brad & Sarah Buchanan were awarded the OCA Recognition Award for all their work and efforts in the National Show and Sale. OCA Board of Directors: (L to R) Back: Evan Moyer, Arthur; Jim Baker, Stayner (Past President); Josh Taylor, Dunsford; Ryan Briggs, Oro-Medonte; Frank Degurse, Komoka; Kurtis Black, Haley Station; Front: Shane Cramp, Hillsdale (1st Vice President); Sherry Baker, Madoc (2nd Vice President); Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton (President), Doris Aitken, Mount Forest (Secretary/Treasurer); Absent: Emily Bromley, Renfrew

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Growing up kids always dream of being like their heroes or getting to hang out with them. Well, I realize I’m not going to get to hunt down bad guys with John Wayne, I can’t sing like George Strait, and I’ll never stand in the backfield with Tony Romo; what I do dream about now is being successful in the beef industry. Fortunately, I feel that I have a pretty good starting point. Firstly, I am thankful to be able to come home and be a part of the operation, Future Farms, that my parents have built to be what it is today. Secondly I have my Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Saskatchewan, and most recently I was selected to be a part of the Cattlemens Young Leaders (CYL) mentorship program which is what this article will focus around. I’ll start by explaining some of what the mentorship program does, how the application process works, some of the opportunities it has opened up to me, and go through some of the things that helped me get the mentorship. The mentorship program is designed to pair a young (18-35 year old) person passionate about the beef industry with an industry professional based on their desired area

of focus. My focus was to try to improve efficiencies in the beef industry and ensure that all sectors are benefiting each other. I believe it is extremely important to ensure that the cattle raised by purebred breeders and selected by commercial cattlemen are cattle that fit the bill and work for the backgrounder, the feedlots, the plants, the retailers, and ultimately the consumer. In expressing this as the interest of my mentorship I was fortunate enough to be paired with Leighton Kolk, of Kolk Farms, who has commercial cows and runs some feedlots in the Iron Springs area. I have learned a great deal already from him and look forward to learning more. The application process starts with a written application of five questions varying from what your ideal mentor would be like, to what Mentor Leighton Kolk

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responsibilities you have in a typical week. From the approximately 75 written applications 24 people are chosen as semifinalists to take part in round table discussions. This past year the semifinal round took part in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference and thus we were able to participate in that. The round table topics included things such as trade, social media, succession planning and more with judges evaluating both your answers as well as how you interact with those at your table. Of the 24 semifinalists, 16 are selected to receive mentorships and become a part of the Cattlemens Young Leaders program. By being selected as a semifinalist it gave me the opportunity to not only take part in the Canadian Beef Industry conference but also to meet other young industry people also vying for a mentorship. From that alone I have people that I now call friends and people that I can now go to for advice as many of them are already doing great things in their respective fields. The network in general that I was able to put together in the three short days of the conference was worthwhile even before being selected. I have also had other cool opportunities through this program such as being a judge on the panel for the Legends of the Fall Calf Jackpot show at Farmfair, attending the NCBA conference in Nashville, the Alberta Beef Industry Conference, and will be attending our CYL Spring forum, and the Canadian Beef Industry Conference once again. I highly recommend any and all of these conferences especially NCBA. There were over 8,000 registered attendants for the convention with fantastic keynote speakers, plus Nashville just happens to be a pretty fun city to visit. Probably the neatest part of being there with CYL, however, was being able to sit in on the trilateral

Shae-Lynn Evans presented Luke Marshall with a gift of appreciation for his service as a CCYA National Board Director

meeting with all the heavy hitters from each of the three North American countries, as well as the commerce dinner with people from all over the world. They were definitely highlights of the program. One of the parts of the program that I had probably undervalued going into it was the one on one access to having a mentor. I mentioned Leighton being my mentor has been and is a tremendous asset. Quite frankly there have been times I’ve learned more in an afternoon with him than some professors were able to teach me in four months. I had never even heard of Leighton before my Luke judging Legends of the Fall

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mentorship but I’m definitely glad that I have and got to know him and be able to learn from him. In saying that, if any of you should go on to be a part of the program, be sure to have a direction in which you want to focus and I can assure you the panel will find you a more than suitable mentor. Before getting into what helped me to be selected into the CYL program I should be honest and say that I didn’t get past the written application my first time applying, so don’t be discouraged if you have been applying and don’t get selected right away. Some of the things that I do feel helped me out however was my time involved with football, 4-H, and CCYA. Football helped me learn some sense of timing in terms of when was the right time to step up and say something. 4-H helped me in several ways, including public speaking, general beef industry knowledge, how to talk to sponsors, and countless other intangibles. CCYA strengthened my knowledge of the beef industry through things such as getting to see abattoirs, the infamous quiz of Saskatoon in 2011, plus all the other educational seminars along the way. My time on the National Board was probably one of the most influential factors in the round table discussions, when in a small group setting discussing issues with various opinions. Being a part of the CYL program has opened several doors for me. It has greatly expanded my

network, it has made me some friends, provided me some travel opportunity, and continues to give me a great wealth of new knowledge. I want to quickly say thank you to all of the sponsors of the CYL program, as well as to Leighton for taking the time to pass on all the knowledge to me that you have. I encourage anyone that is eligible and passionate about the beef industry to apply, and to any of you that have, I hope to see you in Calgary in August.

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Luke competing in CCYA Showmanship in 2016

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MANAGEMENT

Getting It Right Makes All the Difference: Contemporary Grouping Bob Weaber, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Cow-Calf Extension Specialist, Kansas State University

The process of analyzing individual performance records and converting them to meaningful predictors of an animal’s genetic merit is a process that has undoubtedly been debated in countless pickup trucks, sale arenas, coffee shops, kitchen tables and most certainly many professors’ offices. In many ways the genetic evaluation of beef cattle is very complex. However, the basic premise used to compare animals is very simple. The basis on which an animal is evaluated is how it (and/or their progeny and grandprogeny) performed against its (their) contemporaries. In other words, how did the animal perform within its contemporary group? We know that not all the differences in an animal’s performance are related to its genetics. Part of the difference is due to environmental effects. The result of the expression of an animal’s genetics in an environment is an animal’s phenotype. Every performance measure cattle producers take of an animal is a measurement of the animal’s phenotype. For example, we know, and adjust for the fact that the weaning weights of calves born to 2-year-old dams are lighter than the weights recorded for calves born to 5- or 6-year-old dams. An individual calf’s weaning weight is the result of the calf’s genetics for pre-weaning growth and the environment in which the calf was raised. This environment includes the herd, year and season it was born, the amount of milk provided by the calf’s dam, which was influenced by the amount of grass she ate, the age of the dam, the calf’s sex, and other effects that would also be experienced by the calf’s contemporaries. Phenotypes are subjected adjustment procedures that account for known sources of nongenetic variation. These adjustments 20

typically include, dependent on trait, the age of dam, the age of calf, gender of calf. Sometimes direct breed and heterosis effects are adjusted out as well. The idea of adjusting records is to provide as even a playing field as possible thereby eliminating bias in EPDs. EPDs were designed to predict an animal’s genetic value after environmental effects have been removed. Since EPDs are calculated on the basis of comparisons, it makes sense that we must make fair comparisons. In a sense, we want to compare apples to apples and oranges to oranges. When animals are appropriately grouped with contemporaries in terms of similar management and environment, then differences in performance are likely due to differences in genetic merit. Thus, proper contemporary grouping is critical for EPDs to be accurate. The contemporary group helps animal geneticists separate genetic differences from environmental effects so that animals are compared on a level playing field. A common technical definition of a contemporary group is “a group of the same breed (not required in multi-breed systems such as the IGS multi-breed system), born within a specified age range, raised at the same location or in the same herd, of the same sex and managed alike from birth until time of measurement.” More simply put, a contemporary group is a group of animals that have had an equal opportunity to perform. Individual breeders are ultimately responsible for the accurate contemporary grouping of their animals. It is likely that only you know the management history of your herd. When completing performance data entry forms, consideration should always be given to the management and nutrition of the Charolais Banner • May 2017

calves and their dams, and then they should be grouped accordingly using management codes. In theory, contemporary grouping is easy, but the application of contemporary grouping in real life can present many challenging decisions. A common error in building contemporary groups is breeders not assigning enough groupings to accommodate calves that have received unequal treatment. Just as damaging, some breeders create too many contemporary groups. Assignments should be as simple as possible while still accounting for major differences in management. A useful method to aid in contemporary grouping is to assign distinct contemporary group codes to animals that are exceptions to regular management practices. For example, calves that received preferential treatment (cattle being fitted for show, for example) should be placed within their own contemporary group. It is important to note that contemporary groups never increase in size after the calving season is over. A contemporary group may, however, decrease in size. Often, as calves get older the contemporary group will decrease in size due to culling, injury, sickness, death or assignment to subgroups that reflect different management treatments or measurement dates. Contemporary groups cannot be recombined once animals have been defined to be members of separate groups. Reporting complete data is an important part of contemporary grouping that deserves special attention. In order to make EPDs as accurate as possible, it is critical that complete and accurate performance data be submitted on every calf born in your herd. Incomplete or inaccurate data reduces the reliability of each animal’s EPDs. The preciseness of an


animal’s EPDs, particularly animals that have no progeny, depend greatly on an animal’s own performance record. It is important to report all the calves born on your farm or ranch and their respective weights/performance measures. Granted reporting all data takes more effort, but the benefits far outweigh the costs. If you do not report all the data, the overall performance records of your operation will not be as accurate as they could be. Every calf should be weighed at birth. No exceptions! Yes, especially weigh the DEAD ones. It is important that both the sire and dam of a dead calf get the credit they deserve. Reporting only the good calves does not identify the poor producing parents. Not only will reporting each calf aid the accurate calculation of EPDs, it will also keep the dam’s production record current. Often breeders will try to economize by only sending in data and registering a portion of their calf crop, usually the top end. The practice of only reporting part of the contemporary group data is seriously flawed! It is as important, maybe more important, to identify the bottom end of the genetics and cull them, as it is to identify the top end. Additionally, by not reporting the bottom end of the calves, the top end doesn’t get the credit they truly deserve. For example, a producer has 10 bull calves. The average weaning weight for all 10 calves is 625 pounds (see Table 1). Note that calf #1 is 101 lb.

below the group average and has a ratio of 84, while the best calf (#10) is 117 lb. above the average with a ratio of 119. It is important to remember that National Cattle Evaluation programs focus on the deviations (or difference) of calf weights from the average of the contemporary group rather than each calf’s adjusted weight. Now let’s consider the calves if the producer reports only the heavy half of the calves. The new group average is 675 lb. The average weight, ratios and deviations are shown in the right portion of the table. With the new grouping, the heaviest calf (#10) has a ratio of only 110 and a deviation of +67 lb. He still looks good, but not as growthy as he really is. More importantly, notice calf #6. When all the calves are considered, he was slightly above the average (ratio = 102, deviation = +14). If only the heavy calves are reported, he now looks inferior with a deviation of -36 and a ratio of 95. When data is only submitted on the best or poorest calves, they are being treated unfairly. And, the resulting culling and selection decisions the producer makes will be flawed. Each calf you raise depends on you for a fair comparison relative to its mates. Many producers think it is advantageous to only report the best calves, when in fact it penalizes them. Only you know how your calves have been managed. Make sure your contemporary groupings reflect this

Table 1. Weaning Weight Contemporary Example Calf ID

Adj. 205 DW

All Calves Reported Deviation Ratio

Top Half Reported Deviation Ratio

1

524

-101

84

2

562

-63

90

3

578

-47

93

4

605

-20

97

5

606

-19

97

6

639

14

102

-36

95

7

643

18

103

-32

95

8

655

30

105

-20

97

9

694

69

111

19

103

10

742

117

119

67

110

0

100 675

0

100

Avg. Deviation and Ratio Avg. Weight 625

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knowledge. Some helpful tips for breeders to use in creating contemporary groups are included in the following section ‘A Guide to Contemporary Grouping.’ A Guide to Contemporary Grouping 1. Use management or group codes on registration application or performance data submission forms to assign calves to contemporary groups. 2. Use a unique management/ group code to put a sick or injured calf into a single animal contemporary group if the illness or injury affected the calf’s performance. 3. Take weaning weights and measurements on all calves on the same day (when a majority of the calves are between 160 and 250 days of age), including as many calves in each contemporary group as legitimately possible. 4. Weigh all animals in a group before separating them, especially before separating show calves or bulls for a test station. 5. If the age spread of calves is greater than 90 days, choose two or more weigh dates, using as few as possible to form groups that are as large as possible. 6. Have progeny from two or more sires in each contemporary group. 7. When calves are within an appropriate age range for each trait, record yearling weight, height, scrotal circumference, pelvic area, and ultrasound measurements on the same day. 8. If carcass data are to be collected on cull bulls, heifers or steers, report weaning weights on all animals. This data allows selection of replacement females and bulls to be accounted for in genetic evaluations and helps prevent bias in the predictions. 9. Do not weigh each calf individually as it reaches 205 days of age but rather weigh each calf in a group individually when calves average approximately 205 days of age. 10. Do not include calves receiving special treatment (show, bull test, sale) in the same group with those that did not receive an equal opportunity to perform. 21


HERD HEALTH

Use of NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Antinflammatories) in Cattle Roy Lewis DVM

With the advent of the increasing consciousness in animal welfare, any products, which can relieve pain, decrease inflammation and/or reduce fever are a welcome addition to the repertoire we, as veterinarians, have to treat clinical disease, injury, lameness in some cases or toxemias. They also may have a place in controlling post surgical pain or inflammation such as might occur with castration, branding (including freeze branding) or dehorning of cattle. With pain/inflammation/fever more controlled, there is less stress, appetite is maintained and in many cases calves recover more quickly and are less likely to contract conditions such as respiratory disease. All the NSAIDs (non steroidal antiinflammatory drugs) are prescription drugs so must be prescribed first by your veterinarian and they may incorporate them into treatment protocols for the treatment of specific diseases on your farm. There are three main groups of NSAIDs. Flunixine: Banamine was the original and now there are many generic trade names for the same thing. Just out in 2017 is Banamine TD that is a pour on Banamine that really helps on ease of administration. Ketoprofen similar to human Ibuprofen has the trade name Anafen. The third type is Meloxicam, trade name Metacam, and there are generic products out there such as Rheumocam. There is another “oral meloxicam” product with a pain claim for castration and avoids having to give a needle. It is given with a hook applicator. Meloxicam now comes in an oral form approved for use in cattle and has a pain control claim for castration in calves. The beauty is with this vast repertoire at your veterinarian’s disposal to use on individual animals and in herd situations such as 22

castration branding (hot iron and freeze branding), your veterinarian’s preference may change based on the surgery, type of pain, ease of administration or effectiveness. There is a bit of difference in slaughter withdrawals ranging from a low of 24 hours to a high of 35 days. This may or may not be a decision to take when selecting which NSAID to use. The Meloxicam comes in different formulations and can be given either I.V. or subcutaneously and now orally. The company that makes Banamine (Merck Animal Health) has also combined it together with an antibiotic fluorphenical in the same product calling it Resflor. They did research on this product and found very good recoveries with less scarred lungs in pneumonia cases. This was a result of decreasing the inflammation in the lungs, recovery was quicker the antibiotic could work better, so death loss and percentage of chronics was reduced. Banamine by itself is only approved for intravenous usage but in the antibiotic combination called Resflor, it can be given subcutaneously. It shows that the one good shot of an anti-inflammatory really helps economically and there often is not the need to repeat the treatment. Check with your veterinarian but the adding of NSAIDs to the mix when treating pneumonias will often help. The company that makes Metacam (Boehringer Ingelheim) looked at using the product on clinically affected scouring calves along with the standard scour treatments such as electrolytes. They found that both the calves’ appetite was better, they recovered on average quicker, plus the calves were more active. The nonmetacam treated calves, probably because of uneasiness, gas pains or pain in general, weren’t near as content. Thus treated calves put more energy into getting better and Charolais Banner • May 2017

recovered quicker. One must make sure the patients are properly hydrated and have good urine flow, as in under hydrated calves, kidneys may be harmed. That is generally true for all the NSAIDs. Boehringer Ingelheim in another study looked at the pain response from hot iron dehorning in young calves. While dehorning is becoming less and less necessary with using polled bulls in the beef breeds, dehorning is still routine in young dairy calves and some strains of beef breeds. The beauty with modern technology, readers that record pressure to elicit a pain response were used. These calves were done at the normal six to twelve week age and a significant reduction in pain responses were noted. Some were even given local anesthetic as well but that wears off after a few hours and the metacam took over. The same principal really applies to the dehorning as the scouring calves, appetite will be maintained, calves will be less stressed and recover quicker, plus be less prone to get sick. This is a win-win situation and should return revenue to the producer especially in light of the fact that the amount of product is small in these young calves. Solvet, out of Calgary, manufactures a newer product called Meloxicam Oral. They actually have a pain claim for castration on their label for 56 hours that allows you to control pain in your calves until the worst time is over. Animal welfare is pretty much at the top of the list when it comes to the public’s vision of food production and food safety. Our recent Beef Code of Practice makes the use of NSAIDs mandatory with castrating large calves starting in 2016 and sixth month old calves starting in 2018. With castration the push is to do it at a younger age with a painkiller of some type and most veterinarians are


now recommending this for both knife and banding castrations at even younger ages. There are also other studies looking at lameness in the feedlot indicating lameness is significantly reduced in the feedlot with NSAIDs proving their place as painkillers. With the increase in hairy heel warts, (strawberry footrot, bovine digital dermatitis), footrots, infected joints, sole abscesses and septic arthritis, painkillers are imperative to use in these extremely painful situations along with the prescribed antibiotic. The newest product is called Banamine TD and is a pour–on as has been mentioned. It is licensed for decreasing temperature and has a shorter withdrawal of 13 days. This has a convenience factor with it as well. It has been formulated in a red color so one can see which animals have been treated. In order to be adopted for routine procedures producers need it effective, economical, easy to administer, long lasting and ideally have no longer a withdrawal than

most antibiotics it may be given with. These products definitely will fit the bill. Although they do cost money when using them for routine procedures on young calves, the dose is small. The reduction in pain also helps performance, which helps with pay back and it is simply the right thing to do. There are really very few contraindications for NSAIDs in practice and they pretty much have replaced a number of applications where steroids were used. Veterinarians and producers need to think about situations they use steroids, to see if NSAIDs couldn’t be substituted. Steroids of course have immunosuppressive effects and can abort pregnant animals so have lots of contraindications. I find new veterinarians who have grown up in the animal welfare culture are more apt to use the banamines, meloxicams, or anafens for many other painful procedures. This is a good thing. Procedures such as eye enucleations, caesarian sections, claw amputations or even prolapsed uteruses or other

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exploratory surgeries do much better with the addition of an NSAIDs, of that there is no doubt. With more approved products coming onto the market competition has pushed the price down so they are more affordable and can be used routinely in processing situations if your veterinarian prescribes them. In the near future we will see more and more pain medication given to cattle and possibly administered in different ways other than with a needle. Although it does appease the animal welfare concerns it also makes total economic sense and will return to the farmer both increased production, provide more animal welfare and hopefully less clinical disease or a quicker recovery from clinical disease. We as veterinarians just need to think about how it should fit into most of our treatment protocols and keep the animal welfare concerns always in the back of our minds. It is the right thing to do and producers are happy to give it for the comfort of their livestock.

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FIRST ANNUAL SALE

Wilkie Charolais Bull Sale Wilkie Charolais Bull Sale February 16,2017 • Stettler, AB 27 Two Year Olds

Gross Average $167,450 $6,201

Auctioneer: Allan McMillan After being a guest consigner at the Buffalo Lake sale, Wilkie Charolais have raised their numbers of bulls enough to have their own sale. A strong set of Full French bulls were on offer, many bulls sold to repeat buyers. High Selling Bulls Lot 9, CWW CAPTAIN 247C (Horned, 106 lb, BW, 3.9 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by PCFL Dallas 1Y, out of a Caves Jumpers Alamo 15P daughter. Sold for $13,250 to Dave Shand, Delia. Lot 12, CWW CRUISE 253C

(Horned, 106 lb. BW, 3.6 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by PCFL Dallas 1Y, out of an RDH Cabotin’s Lotto 121L. Sold for $11,750 to Dave Shand. Lot 2, CWW COSMO 226C (Polled, 94 lb BW, .7 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by PCFL Cody 141X, out of an RLRL Rocket 2R daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Matt and Shauna Elines, Big Valley. Lot 23, DWK CARROT TOP 13C (Horned, 90 lb BW, 3.6 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by Rollin Acres 14Y, out of a JR Cadet’s Channing 608S daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Dave Shand. Lot 3, CWW CYCLONE 233C (Horned, 101 lb BW, 2.1 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by PCFL Cody 141X, out of a Cave Alex’s Rubicon 709T daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Buck

Matt Elines took twobulls back to Big Valley

Dave Shand, many time repeat buyer, selected four bulls

Hutton, Byemore. Lot 22, DWK CARL 11C (Horned, 94 lb BW, 3.5 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by Rollin Acres 14Y, out of a Bar 7 Easy Rocky 70R daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Chuck Houston, Stettler.

AVERAGE UP – MORE BULLS SOLD

Beck Farms Bull Sale Beck/McCoy 8th Annual Bull Sale February 22, 2017 • Milestone, SK 5 Two Year Old Bulls 39 3/4 Yearling Bulls 44 3/4 Lots

Gross Average $29,250 $5,850 263,250 6,622 $292,500

$6,536

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Their biggest crowd to date came out to select from the quality Charolais and Hereford offering. Repeat customers and a higher selling top end pushed the average up $250 over last year with 20% more bulls selling. 36 Hereford bulls averaged $5,840. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 32, BECK’S CITATION 615D (Polled, 78 lb BW, -2.8 BW EPD, 781 205 DW, 1,415 lb), sired by Beck’s Bounty 206Z, out of a Sparrows Hombre 128Y daughter. Sold for $20,000 for ¾ interest to Fern Charolais, Fassett, QC; A. Sparrow Farms, Vanscoy & Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis, AB. Lot 2, BECK’S NEBRASKA 634D (Polled, 90 lb BW, 0 BW EPD, 775 205 DW, 1,510 lb), sired by Sparrows 24

Kingston 139Y, out of a Sparrows Panama 826U daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Bricney Stock Farm, Maidstone. Lot 33, BECK’S GORGE 608D (Polled, 75 lb BW, -3.3 BW EPD, 1,350 lb, 38 cm), sired by Beck’s Bounty 206Z, out of a Sparrows Hombre 128Y daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Wirstuk Farming & Ranching Ltd, Cutknife. Lot 7, BECK’S ARIZONA 619D (Polled, 90 lb BW, .4 BW EPD, 772 lb 205 DW, 1,455 lb, 38 cm), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of a Sparrows Panama 828U daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Roy Smith, Parkbeg. Lot 40, BECK’S ALABAMA 655D

(Polled, 110 lb BW, 821 lb 205 DW, 98 YW EPD, 1,435 lb), sired by Sparrows Panama 826U, out of a Sparrows Alcatraz 18N daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Tom Collins, McCord. Lot 6, BECK’S KINDOM 640D (Polled, 96 lb BW, 871 lb 205 DW, 29 Milk EPD, 1,445 lb, 42 cm), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of a Beck’s Titan 818U daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Ryan Thompson was Salty Lake again a volume Farms, Watrous. buyer for his Living Sky operation

Rick Klassen was another repeat, volume buyer

Tom Collins selected a high seller

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GREAT SELECTION OF TWO YEAR OLD BULLS

P&H Ranching Charolais Bull Sale P&H Ranching Charolais Bull Sale February 18, 2017 • Innisfail, AB Gross Average 53 Two Year Old Bulls $387,100 $7,303

Auctioneer: Don Raffan This sale has one of the largest selections of two year old bulls in the country. A massive crowd was on hand which helped to keep the average strong. Most of the bulls were sold to repeat buyers. High Selling Bulls Lot 8, PH GENERAL LEE 5C (Polled, 90 lb BW, .1 BW EPD, 44 cm) sired by Eatons General Lee 20015P, out of a JSR Trophy 88T daughter. Sold for $16,000 to Daines Cattle and O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County. Lot 3, PH BANNER 72C (Polled, 98 lb BW, 2.1 BW EPD, 44.5 cm) sired by JSR Trophy 88T, out of a Schraders Smooth Blend 8219 daughter. Sold for $10,750 to Nester Ranching, Cessford. Lot 7, PH BANNER 50C (Polled, 100 lb BW, 2 BW EPD, 44.5 cm) sired by JSR Trophy 88T, out of an LT Easy Blend 5125 PLD daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Matt Elines, Big Valley. Lot 14, PH GENERAL LEE 27C (Polled, 90 lb BW, .4 BW EPD,

46 cm) sired by Eatons General Lee 20015P, out of an LVV Focus 1N Daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Matt Elines, Big Valley. Lot 9, PH WYOMING Gordon Church a long WIND 35C time repeat buyer (Horned, 90 lb BW, took 2 bulls home to 0 BW EPD, 43 cm) Balzac sired by PH Wyoming Wind 31U, out of an LT Original 8310 PLD daughter. Sold for $10,250 to Church Ranches, Balzac Lot 1, PH ADVANCER 66C Elines bought 2 (Polled, 101 lb BW, Matt high selling bulls 1.9 BW EPD, 43 cm) sired by KAYR Sanction 102A, out of a Cedarlea Mankota 26W daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Highland Farms, Oyen. Lot 2, PH GENERAL LEE 134C (Horned, 97 lb. BW, -.1 BW EPD, 49 cm) sired by Eatons General Lee 20015P, out of an LT Wyoming Wind

Keith and Emily Balcaen selected 10 bulls for their Coldstream Ranch

Nester Ranching bought 2 bulls

4020 PLD Daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Church Ranches, Balzac. Lot 15, PH GENERAL LEE 8C (Polled, 95 lb. BW, 1.6 BW EPD, 42 cm) sired by Eatons General Lee 20015P, out of an LKRP Challenger 208M daughter. Sold for $8,750 to Kerry Molzan, Oyen.

MORE BULLS SOLD, AVERAGE UP OVER LAST YEAR

Tip the Scale Bull Sale Tip the Scale Bull Sale February 20, 2017 • Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB 8 Two Year Old Bulls 36 Yearling Bulls 44 Lots

Gross Average $43,300 $6,181 232,350 6,454 $275,650

$6,264

Auctioneer: Ron Pederson A capacity crowd was on hand to select from a great set of both Charolais and Red Angus bulls. There were many new producers purchasing Charolais bulls for the first time.

High Selling Bulls Lot 81, VIKSE SEVEN FORTY SEVEN 180D (Polled, 99 lb, BW. 2.8 EPD, 38 cm), sired by SVY On Star PLD 222Z, out of an MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Larry Mix, Castor. Lot 93, VIKSE MOMENTUM 64D (Polled, 102 lb BW, 2.2 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Vikse Playboy 67B, out of an SDC Time Out 88T daughter. Sold for $9,250, to Dry Plain Ranching. Lot 75, VIKSE ENCORE 31D

(Polled, 89 lb BW, 1.7 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by CML Encore 4Y, out of a VFF Vikse Ice 189Z daughter. Sold for $8,250 to CJS Farms, Hanna. Lot 77, VIKSE ENCORE 131D (Polled, 91 lb BW, .2 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by CML Encore 4Y, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Nick Brady, Donalda. Lot 82, VIKSE MUSKET 206D (Polled, 96 lb BW, 2.2 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by SVY On Star PLD 222Z, out of an SOS Smokin Joe 20L daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Albern continued on page 27

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LARGEST SELECTION OF TWO YEAR OLD BULLS IN THE COUNTRY

Rawes Ranches Bull Sale Rawes Ranches 34th Annual Bull Sale February 21, 2017 • Strome, AB 148 Two Year Olds

Gross Average $1,105,700 $7,471

Auctioneers: Brent Carey & Dean Edge At this year’s 34th Annual Rawes Ranches Bull Sale there were buyers in attendance from right across Canada. When you have a sale of this size it allows producers to buy in volume. Most of the bulls were sold to many time repeat buyers. High Selling Bulls Lot 141, Rawes Duke 141C (Polled, 93 lb BW, -1 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Rawes Sir T 123Y, out of a Rawes Ontrack 63W daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Nester Ranching, Cessford. Lot 190, Rawes Dallas 191C (Horned, 94 lb BW, .4 BW EPD, 97 cm), sired by Rawes Dallas 46X, out of a HTA Mojo 866U daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co., Killam. Lot 420, RAWES BARON 420C (Polled, 100 lb BW, 1.1 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by Rawes Ontrack 63W, out of a HTA Scorpio 874U daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Link Farms, Maple Creek, SK. Lot 54, RAWES MAXIM 54C (Polled, 88 lb BW, -.6 BW EPD, 45 cm), sired by Rawes Dallas 48Y, out of a Rawes Dallas 44W daughter. Sold for

$12,500 to Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Lot 69, RAWES TITAN 69C (Polled, 96 lb BW, 2.7 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by Rawes Dividend 1X, out of a Rawes Fasttrack 110R daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Morsan Farms, Ponoka. Lot 244, RAWES MAXIM 244C (Polled, 100 lb BW, 1.9 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by Rawes Dallas 48Y, out of a Rawes Dallas 44W daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Davies Livestock, Medicine Hat. Lot 206, RAWES DIVIDEND 206C (Polled, 96 lb BW, 2.3 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by HTA Scorpio 874U, out

of a Rawes Ultimo 138R daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Duncan Thompson, Manville. Lot 336, RAWES FARRON 336C (Polled, 95 lb BW, 1.2 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by Rawes Dallas 57Z, out of a WCR Sir Terrific 8123H daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Ron Haesloop, Daysland. Bill Davies bought

Nester Ranching took the high selling bull back to Cessford

Link Farms bought three high selling bulls for their Maple Creek operation

Morris and Greg Thalen, Morsan Farms, were the volume buyers selecting 23 bulls

Kyle Primrose and Jim Pulyk both bought in volume

two bulls

TIP THE SCALE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 Bergstrom, Meeting Creek. Lot 101, VIKSE LEDGER 103D (Polled, 81 lb BW, -2 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332P, out of a TRI-N Prefix PLD ET 54Y daughter. Sold for $8,000 to 7K Ranching,

Lashburn, SK. Lot 66, VIKSE TORKEL 37D (Polled, 95 lb BW, 3.3 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by CML Encore 4Y, out of a VFF Vikse Ice 189Z daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Lomond Grazing, Milo.

Lot 74, VIKSE ENCORE 252D (Polled, 88 lb BW, .2 BW EPD, 34 cm), sired by CML Encore 4Y, out of a Rocking Heart Power 11X daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Brimacombe Farms, Bashaw.

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AVERAGE ON PAR WITH LAST YEAR

McLeod Livestock and Kay-R Charolais McLeod Livestock and Kay-R Charolais Bull Sale February 22, 2017 • Olds,AB 41.5 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $382,600 $9,219

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Commercial and seed stock producers come from across the country to select out of this powerful set of bulls. McLeod Livestock and Kay-R Charolais not only put together a great set of bulls but the hospitality is second to none. This sale features one of the best presale lunches you will find anywhere. High Selling Bulls Lot 16, CML Gusto 662D (Polled, 98 lb BW, 4.2 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a Merit Vintage 4056P daughter. Sold for $40,000 to White Lake Colony, Barons. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. Lot 44, KAYR Vindication 418D (Polled, 94 lb BW, .8 BW EPD, 40.5 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a Rolling D Classic 878U daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Peter

Peter Heins and Sons took the second high selling bull home to Diamond City

Heins & Sons, Diamond City. Consigned by Kay-R Charolais, Waskatenau. Lot 31, KAYR IMPULSE 117D (Polled, 85 lb BW, .5 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by KAYR Patent 748B, out of a M6 Gridmaker 104 PET daughter. Sold for $23,000 to White Lake Colony, Barons and McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. Consigned by Kay-R Charolais. Lot 1, CML ENVY 626D (Polled, 101 lb BW, 2.7 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by CML Heisman 413B, out of a Gerrard Monezuma 6T daughter. Sold for $14,000 for ½ interest Full Possession to Acadia Farming, Oyen. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 40, KAYR 748D (Polled, 90 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD, 38.5 cm), sired by M6 Gridmaker 104P ET, out of a Keys Polled Fusion 163E daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Posta El Cuatro, Acatic Mexico. Consigned by Kay-R Charolais. Lot 2, CML STUBBY 666D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 2.6 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by CML Gunslinger 410B, out of a CML Diablo 2X daughter. Sold for

$12,000 for ½ interest to Maury McLeod, Claresholm. Consigned by McLeod Livestock. Lot 37, KAYR CITATION 123D (Polled, 100 lb BW, 2.8 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by KAYR Mainstreet 910A, out of a Sparrows Sanchez 715T daughter. Sold for $10,250 to Nish Charolais, Cardston. Consigned by Kay-R Charolais. Lot 43, KAYR FLURRY 405D (Polled, 95 lb BW, 2.6 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a Rolling D Classic 878U daughter. Sold for $9,500 to High Bluff Stock Farms, Inglis, MB. Consigned by Kay-R Charolais.

Jerry Hofer, White Lake Colony, bought the high selling bull and teamed up with McLeod Livestock on the 3rd high selling bull

Carmen Jackson, who bought a bull for his High Bluff operation, visits with consignor Kasey Phillips

Roger Peters sent a bull on order to Mexico

Wayne Nish bought a top bull

OBITUARY

Erling Mervin Size 1924-2017

Longtime Charolais breeder Erling Size, of Manitoulin Charolais, Manitoulin Island, Ontario passed away March 6th at the age of 92. A resident of Manitowaning, he died 28

peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre. Erling was predeceased by his wife Effie and is survived by his daughters Elaine and Eleanor and their families. He was a Charolais enthusiast for Charolais Banner • May 2017

decades and as long as he could, would still go to the Toronto Royal to watch the Charolais show.


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REPEAT CUSTOMERS LEAD THE SALE

Maple Leaf & Guests Bull Sale Maple Leaf & Guests 13th Annual Bull Sale February 24, 2017 • Ponoka, AB Gross Average 3 Mature Bulls $17,950 $5,983 32 Two Year Old Bulls 191,300 5,978 16 3/4 Yearling Bulls 68,700 4,101 51 3/4 Lots

$277,950

$5,371

Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sale Manager: By Livestock A good crowd came to select from the largest Full French and French influence bull sale in Canada. Many repeat customers bought multiples to give the Stewarts and Wilkies a good sale. Morsan Farms Ltd, Ponoka, was the volume buyer selecting six. High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 45, MAPLE LEAF MAJOR 5116C (Full French, 95 lb BW, 1.4 BW EPD), sired by Maple Leaf Major 52X, out of a Mapleleaf Benchmark 501R daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Dave Shand, Delia. Consigned by Maple Leaf Ranch, Falon. Lot 38, MAPLE LEAF SISTERON 582C (Full French, 95 lb BW, 41 cm), sired by Maple Leaf Sisteron 2141Z, out of an Éclair daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Norway Valley Farm, Heinsburg and Maple Leaf Charolais, Millet. Consigned by Maple Leaf Ranch. Lot 42, MAPLE LEAF REWARD 5102C (Full French, 92 lb BW, .3 BW EPD, 42.5 cm), sired by Maple Leaf Reward 11X, out of a Trzegoal daughter. Sold for $8,300 to Doug

Duncan, Big Valley. Consigned by Maple Leaf Ranch. Lot 11, MAPLE LEAF MAJOR JE 5115C (Full French, 90 lb BW, 39.5 cm), sired by Maple Leaf Major 52X, out of a Maple Leaf Pinay 935W daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Norway Valley Farm. Lot 2, BAR PUNCH PRIME RIB 557C (Polled, Full French, 97 lb BW), sired by MLC Bar Punch Virgil 232Z, out of a PCFL Lexus 36F daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Morsan Farms Ltd. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 60, ROSSLAKE MR DIRTY BWW 8D (99 lb BW, 78 YW EPD), sired by Maple Leaf Sisteron 3190A, out of a Sir SLH Channing 808U daughter. Sold for $6,250 to Jim and

Maureen Wasdel, Endiang. Consigned by Ross Lake Charolais, Stettler. Lot 55, MAPLE LEAF FIRST 32D (Full French), sired by First, out of an MLC 18C Cadet Jr 219M daughter. Sold for $6,100 for ¾ interest to Maple Leaf Charolais. Consigned by Ross Lake Charolais.

Maureen & Jim Wasdel purchased the high selling yearling

Tom & Carey Stewart teamed up with Arden & Duane Barstad on the second high seller

Dave Shand, who purchased the high selling bull, visits with George Stewart

Auctioneer Danny Skeels visits with Henry Thalen who selected six bulls for Morsan Farms

STEADY SALE

HEJ Charolais Bull Sale HEJ Charolais Bull Sale February 24, 2017 • Innisfail, AB 58 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $289,850 $4,997

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. This sale was under a little pressure this year but those who did purchase bulls went home happy. This sale 30

would have the largest selection of red, white and black bulls. Producers from 3 provinces and 2 states bought. High Selling Bulls Lot 30, HEJ DEALERS CHOICE 12D (Polled, Red Factor, 80 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an HEJ Oasis 59Y daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Bremner Charolais, Dauphin, MB. Charolais Banner • May 2017

Lot 32, NINA DEFENDER 16D (Polled, 96 lb BW, 2.1 BW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an HEJ Oasis 59Y daughter. Sold for $10,500 to David Royer, Coon Rapids, Iowa. Lot 47, HEJ DOUBLE AGENT 31D (Horned, 102 lb BW, 3 BW EPD), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a Willowbrook Red Rocket 532R continued on page 31


AVERAGE UP $1,639 OVER LAST YEAR

SanDan Charolais & Springside Farms SanDan Charolais and Springside Farms Bull Sale February 25, 2017 • Eriskine, AB 23 Two Year Olds 36.5 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $170,750 $7,424 377,000 10,328

59.5 Bulls

$547,750

$9,205

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. The 20th Anniversary sale proved to be one of the best. Producers from 6 provinces selected new genetics for their operations. Many first-time buyers bought in volume. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 24, SOS HOOEY PLD 127D (Polled, 93 lb BW, 1.5 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, out of a CSS Sir Navigator 20Y daughter. Sold for $39,000 for ¾ interest to McTavish Charolais, Moosomin, SK. Consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie. Lot 23, SOS GAUCHO 139D (Polled, 96 lb BW, -1.6 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, out of an Anchor Wrangler 14W daughter. Sold for $20,000 for ¾ interest to Hopewell Charolais, Kerrobert, SK. Consigned by Springside Farms. Lot 50, SOS DANNY BOY 112D (Polled, Red Factor, 101 lb BW, 2.9 BW

EPD, 43 cm), sired by CSS Sir Navigator 20Y, out of an SDC Progress 16M daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Good Anchor Charolais, Vermillion. Cole Harvie selected a Consigned by new heifer bull for Springside Farms. Harvie Ranching Lot 31, SOS SEEDSTOCK PLD 105D (Polled, 79 lb BW, -2.9 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of a Winn Mans Chavez 826Y daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Harvie Ranching, Olds. Consigned by Springside Farms. Lot 25, SOS WHISKEY’S WORKING 113D (Polled, 93 lb BW, 1.6 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by Winn Mans Chavez 826Y, out of an SVS Nobleman 25N daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Wyatt Farms, Arrowood. Consigned by Springside Farms. High Selling Two Year Olds Lot 6, SDC CAMARO 18C (Horned, 94 lb BW, 2.9 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by HTA Bradack 137Y, out of an MXS Irish Cream 973W daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Murray Rowledge, Erskine. Consigned by SanDan Charolais, Erskine. Lot 8, SDC COPPER 20C (Horned,

Jared McTavish took Kody Meier bought the high selling bull the 2nd high seller back to Moosomin, SK for his Hopewell herd

Marion Smyth and Don Good bought a red factor bull for Good Anchor Charolais

Red Factor, 108 lb BW, 3.2 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by HTA Bradack 137Y, out of an MSW Y2K daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Eric Gibeault, Elgin, QC. Consigned by SanDan Charolais. Lot 3, SDC CHINOOK 12C (Polled, 88 lb BW, 3.5 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by HTA Bradack 137Y, out of a Sparrows Caracas 230S daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Wheatland Colony, Strathmore. Consigned by SanDan Charolais.

HEJ SALE CONTINUED FROM PAGE 30 daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Ernest and Kathy Lee, Hanna. Lot 16, HEJ DE NIRO 50D (Polled, Red Factor, 90 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD), sired by MAIN El Lanzo 22B, out of a Celestial Red Hot 22Y daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Verle Pahl, Strathmore. Lot 24, HEJ DASHING 22D (Polled, 98 lb BW, .7 BW EPD), sired by HEJ Benz 62B, out of a NINA All You Need 44Y daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Sever Farms, Rocky Mountain House. Lot 43, HEJ DANNY BOY 149D (Polled, 86 lb BW, -2 BW EPD), sired by HEJ Armageddon 84A, out of an HTA Malachi 946W daughter. Sold

for $6,500 to David Royer, Coon Rapids, Iowa. Lot 8, HEJ DOMINIK 80D (Polled, 90 lb BW, 1.2 BW EPD), sired by LT Lanza 1427 PLD, out of a Sparrows Frankfort 87X daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Warren Severtson, Innisfail. Lot 62, HEJ DARK ROOM 45D (Polled, Black, 96 lb Jack Bremner took the high seller back BW, 2.9 BW EPD), to Manitoba sired by MAIN Charolais Banner • May 2017

Black Diamond 33A, out of an HEJ Ziggy 46Z daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Heath Burt, Topeka, KS.

David Royer, a many time repeat buyer, took two bulls back to Iowa

John Sever bought a top bull for his Rocky Mountain House operation

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MORE BULLS – AVERAGE UP $1,033 OVER LAST YEAR

Pro-Char Charolais with Johnson Charolais Pro-Char Charolais with Guest Johnson Charolais Bull Sale February 26, 2017 • Glenevis, AB 3 Two Year Old Bulls 58 Yearling bulls

Gross Average $18,750 $6,250 532,450 9,180

61 Lots

551,200

9,036

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Once again Pro-Char and Johnson Charolais put together an outstanding set of bulls. Breeders from across North America selected out of this sale which helped drive the average up over last year by $1,033. High Selling Bulls Lot 4, PRO-CHAR RESISTOL 57D (Polled, 87 lb BW, -1.5 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Sparrows Hombre 449B, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $35,000 to Twin Anchor Charolais, Castor and Letniaks Charolais, Consort. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais, Glenevis. Lot 9, PRO-CHAR SLUGGER 49D (Polled, Red Factor, 92 lb BW, -.5 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by HRJ Widow Maker 12A, out of a Pro-Char CPTN Morgan 8U daughter. Sold for $29,000

Craig Wilgenbusch teamed up with Mike Elder on the second high selling bull

for ½ interest to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK and Elder Charolais, Coronach, SK. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais. Lot 54, HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D (Polled, 91 lb BW, -.5 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332P, out of a Sparrows Kingston 139Y daughter. Sold for $25,000 to HTA Charolais, Rivers, MB. Consigned by Johnson Charolais, Barrhead. Lot 1, PRO-CHAR TIPTON 10D (Polled, 95 lb BW, 3.7 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by HRJ Widow Maker 12A, out of a Pro-Char Roadster 4Y daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Letniaks Charolais, Consort. Consigned by ProChar Charolais. Lot 3, PRO-CHAR EXOTIC 94D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 2.5 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by Exotic SC, out of a Winn Mans Esperenza 835U daughter. Sold for $25,000 to Lake View Charolais, Marwayne and Misty Hills Charolais, Vermillion. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais. Lot 11, PRO-CHAR DONALDSON 86D (Polled, Red Factor, 102 lb BW, 2.4 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by HRJ Widow Maker 12A, out of a KCH Remington

41T daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Bina Charolais, Lawton, ND. Consigned by Pro-Char Charolais. Lot 57, HRJ DÉJÀ VU 654D (Polled, Red Factor, 92 lb BW, 1.4 BW EPD, 41.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Estevez 471B, out of a MXS Irish Cream 973W. Sold for $15,000 to Sunblade Charolais, Foxwarren, MB. Consigned by Johnson Charolais. Lot 48, HRJ DIRTY DEEDS 660D (Polled, 110 lb BW, 4.1 BW EPD, 44 cm), sired by Sparrows Estevez 471B, out of a Sparrows Kingston 139Y daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Alan Landaker, Brownvale. Consigned by Johnson Charolais.

Brian Weeks, Twin Shawn Airey, HTA Anchor Charolais, Charolais, bought a bought the high top bull selling bull along with Letniak Charolais

Brian Crisp, Misty Hills Charolais, and Rob Murray, Lake View Charolais, bought a high seller

Ron and Kevin Letniak teamed up on the high selling bull and also bought 2 other high selling bulls

INTERNET TAKES TEN

Louber Farms Bull Sale Louber Farms 13th Annual Bull Sale March 4, 2017 • Ste-Marie, QC 28¾ Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $136,200 $4,737

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A good crowd came to select from the big performance set of Charolais and Angus offered in this annual sale. Many repeat customers participated and Live Auction TV was a factor Charolais Banner • May 2017

bidding on a number of bulls and taking 10 over the internet. With the market in Quebec being depressed in some earlier sales this was stronger. continued on page 33


5TH ANNUAL SALE

Wrangler Made Bull Sale Wrangler Made Bull Sale March 4, 2017 • WestlocK, AB 10 Two Year Olds 46 Yearling Bulls 56 Lots

Gross Average $62,050 $6,205 297,600 6,469 $359,650

$6,422

Auctioneer: Don Raffan High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 2, WRANGLER UNRIVALED 53D (Polled, 102 lb BW, 1.2 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Elders Baltista 348B, out of a JDFJ Playboy 85U daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Lazy S Cattle Co., Rimbey. Lot 23, WRANGLER LONG JOHN SILVER 99D (Polled, 105 lb BW, 3.3 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by PALE Mr. Pinay 11Z, out of a Sparrows Durango 585P daughter. Sold for $10,250 to Parsons Cattle Co., Tees. Lot 21, WRANGLER PACMAN 123D (Polled, 100 lb BW, 4.3 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by PALE Mr. Pinay 11Z, out of a Pro-Char Maxim 38N

daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Panylyk Farms, Rochester. Lot 9, WRANGLER ULTIMATE 140D (Polled, Red Factor, 94 lb BW, 1.5 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired Stan Skeels took the by Charhead’s high selling bull home Mister Mel 24Z, for his Lazy S Cattle Co. out of a Pro-Char Maxim 38N daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Briar Ridge Stock Farms, Bay Tree. Lot 7, WRANGLER LEADER 15D (Polled, 91 lb BW, 1.9 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by Charhead’s Mister Mel 24Z, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $8,500 to SanDan Charolais, Erskine. Lot 13, WRANGLER COLUMBO 18D (Polled, 104 lb BW, 1.8 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by Charhead’s Mister Mel 24Z, out of a Sparrows Caracas 230S daughter. Sold for $8,500 to

Cole Parsons selected Dwane Panylyk the second-high seller bought the third high seller

Kevin Anderson, Collinton. Lot 32, WRANGLER EASY SLEEP 67D (Polled, Red Factor, 83 lb BW, .8 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by Wrangler Top Gun 42B, out of a Pro-Char Kraken 23Z daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Adam Fitzpatrick, Silver Valley. Lot 30, WRANGLER TOP GUN II 28D (Polled, 95 lb BW, -.8 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by Wrangler Top Gun 42B, out of a Pleasant Dawn Spawn 765W daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Herald Galeford, Jarvie.

LOUBER SALE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 32 High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 1, MR LOUBER DRAGO 124D (Double Polled, 99 lb BW, 55 WW EPD, 109 YW EPD, 1,530 lb, 43 cm), sired by LAE Juice Box 190Y, out of a Hicks Remington 31U daughter. Sold for $9,800 to Downeast Charolais, Belleisle Creek, NB. Lot 16, MR LOUBER CREED 14C (Double Polled, 93 lb BW, 114 YW EPD, 1,700 lb, 40 cm), sired by LAE Juice Box 190Y, out of an LT Bluegrass 4017 P daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Patrick Proulx, Saint-Isidore. Lot 5, LOUBER MR CARLON 77C

(Double Polled, 107 YW EPD, 118.1 cm2 REA, 1,660 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by LAE Juice Box 190Y, out of a Sir EC 202/20 Pld 92G daughter. Sold for $6,800 to Ferme Bouteniene Inc, St Malachie. Lot 2, MR LOUBER JUICE BOX 63C (Double Polled, 99 lb BW, 115 YW EPD, 1,510 lb., 41 cm), sired by LAE Juice Box 190Y, out of a JWX Silver Bullet 524W daughter. Sold for $6,400 to Ferme Bernier & Freres Inc, St-Eugene. Lot 19, MR LOUBER CAREY 9C (Double Polled, 94 lb BW, 6.8 Frame, 1,530 lb, 38 cm), sired by KAYR

Gillies & Melissa Bernier purchased a herdbull

Patrick Proulx selected a high seller

Gabriel Boutin bought the third high seller

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Velocity 812Z, out of a Pinay daughter. Sold for $6,200 to Jean Mercier, L’Ange Gardien.

Bob Eastwood and his daughter Rebecca came from New Brunswick to purchase the high seller

Jean & Danielle Mercier added a herdbull to their operation

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HIGH SELLING BULL OF THE SPRING

High Country Bull Sale High Country Bull Sale March 4, 2017 • Pincher Creek, AB 12 Two Year Olds 41 Yearlings 53 Lots

Gross Average $58,900 $4,908 293,700 7,163 $352,600

$6,652

Auctioneer: Frank Jenkins With this being one of only a few Charolais bulls sales in the southern part of the province, buyers came from across the west to bid and buy this great set of bulls. When the dust settled the high selling bull of the spring had been sold by Turnbull Charolais. Bulls were sold into 4 provinces and one state. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 44, TURNBULL’S DUTY-FREE 358D (Polled, 102 lb BW, -2.1 BW EPD, 38.5 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y, out of a Pleasant Dawn Maximum 138X daughter. Sold for $49,000 to Palmer Charolais, Bladworth, SK. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 41, TURNBULL’S DOUBLE TAKE 503D (Polled, 92 lb BW, -3.6 BW EPD, 38.5 cm), sired by HC Anchor 306A, out of a JWX Buckle 1X

daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Doll Charolais, New Salem, ND. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 80, TURNBULL’S DOMINANT 341D (Polled, Red Factor, 94 lb BW, -1.1 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y, out of a JWX Buckle 1X daughter. Sold for $8,750 to Tim Cisar, Granum. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 53, TURNBULL’S DARK CHOCOLATE 531D (Polled, Red Factor, 82 lb BW, -3 BW EPD, 35.5 cm), sired by Turnbulls Buckle-Up 324B, out of a Crystal D X-Cell 78X daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Marty Young, Sturgeon County. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 56, TURNBULL’S DREW 156D, (Polled, 100 lb BW, 1,1 BW EPD, 38 cm) sired by Cedarlea Grid Master 22Z, out of a BDCS Redemption 9S daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Harmada Ranching, Wasa, BC. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 72, TURNBULL’S DENVER 127D (Polled, Red Factor, 106 lb BW, 3.5 BW EPD, 35 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn Tracker 15A, out of a CTP Mr 34K daughter. Sold for $7000 to N/7

Velon Herback bought David Doll Selected a the high selling bull new bull for his for Palmer Charolais heifers

Farms, Stavley. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. High Selling Two-Year- Old Bulls Lot 39, TURNBULL’S CROOK 439C (Polled, 100 lb BW, -1.2 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn Max 173A, out of a JWX Buckle 1X daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Bar KL Farms, Claresholm. Consigned by Turnbull Charolais. Lot 26, CHAR-LEW CARL 158C (Polled, 80 lb BW, 1.3 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by MAIN Royal Rhapsody 52A, out of a CTP Mr Easy Revolver 113X. Sold for $6,000 to S.A.L.E., Fort MacLeod. Consigned by Char-Lew Ranch.

AVERAGE UP $650 SOLD MORE BULLS

Buffalo Lake Bull Sale Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale March 9, 2017 • Stettler, AB 38 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $262,250 $6,901

Auctioneer: Allen McMillan Buffalo Lake was on their own at this year’s sale. A great set of high performing bulls were on offer and most sold to repeat buyers. High Selling Bulls Lot 28, BLC DONATO 60D (Horned, 92 lb BW, 2.3 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by HC Amigo 389A out of an RGP Senator 761S daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Koerli Farms, Daysland. Lot 8, BLC DOYLE 14D (Polled, 92 lb BW, -.1 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by High Bluff Bootleger 73B, out of an 34

RGP Senator 761S daughter. Sold for $9,750 to Brian Garlock, Youngstown. Lot 13, BLC DAEGAN 27D (Polled, 80 lb BW, -1.4 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by LT Blue Value 7903 ET, out of a Sparrows Caracas 230S daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Armstrong Farms, Erskine. Lot 16, BLC DANTON 37D (Polled, 102 lb BW, 3.7 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by FFBB Emille PLD 1102Y, out of a Sparrows Caracas 230S daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Darrell Nohestad, Stettler. Lot 24, BLC DMITRI 53D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 2.2 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by FFBB Emille PLD 1102Y, out of a Sparrows Caracas 230S daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Darrell Nohestad, Stettler. Lot 12, BLC DIXON 26D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 1.9 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by Charolais Banner • May 2017

Merv Teows, many time repeat buyer, took 3 bulls home

Eric Haustien selected a new heifer bull

FFBB Emille PLD 1102Y, out of a LEGL Navajo 135S daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Merv Teows, Stettler. Lot 7, BLC DEX 12D (Polled, 99 lb BW, 2.2 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by LT Blue Value 7903 ET, out of an RGP Senator 761S daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Ted DeWitter, Bashaw.


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MORE BULLS SOLD

Coyote Flats Charolais Bull Sale Coyote Flats Charolais Bull Sale March 6, 2017 • Coaldale, AB 40 Two Year Olds 27 Yearlings

Gross Average $277,300 $6,933 172,700 6,396

67 Lots

$450,000

$6,715

40 Commercial Pairs $120,000

$3,000

Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Manager: By Livestock High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 32, CFC PIT BOSS 169C (Polled, 99 lb BW, 4.4 BW EPD, 44 cm), sired by CFC Pound Maker 522P, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Panylyk Farms, Rochester. Lot 46, CFC ROCK SOLID 189C (Polled, 102 lb BW, 3.3 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by CFC Pound Maker 9Z, out of an M6 Gridmaker 104P ET daughter. Sold for $10,750 to Nester Ranching, Cessford. Lot 31, CFC POWER PLAY 116C (Polled, 97 lb BW, .6 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by CFC Pound Maker 52Z, out of a CFC Above & Beyond 16R daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Wolfer Ranching, Tilly. Lot 44, CFC MENTOR 162C (Polled, 96 lb BW, 1 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired

Sold for $9,200 to Flying W Cattle, Longview. Lot 17, CFC WORK HORSE 67D (Polled, 105 lb BW, .7 BW EPD, 36 cm), sired by CFC Pound Maker 52Z, out of a CFC Next Generation 9T daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Ellefson Ranch, Brooks.

by CFC Pound Maker 9Z, out of an LT Wyoming Wind 4020 PLD daughter. Sold for $9,700 to Stadnicki Cattle Co. Jenner. High Selling Yearling Bulls. Lot 3, CFC REAL DEAL 7D (Polled, 103 lb BW, 3.4 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by McTavish Ironhide 31B, out of a MAIN Revolution 27S daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Lonely Pine Ranch, Taber. Lot 23, CFC THOR 10D (Horned, 99 lb BW, -.1 BW EPD, 36 cm), sired by CTP MR Bam Bam 305B, out of an Elder’s Raptor 43Y daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Sleepy Hollow Seeds, Milk River. Lot 25, CFC FRONT END 13D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 2.8 BW EPD, 40 cm), sired by CTP MR Bam Bam 305B, out of an Elder’s Raptor 43Y daughter.

Fahlman Cattle Co. bought in volume taking 5 bulls home to Medicine Hat

Nester Ranching bought the second high seller

Springside Farms selected a new herdsire

Dwane Panylyk took the high selling bull back to Rochester

OBITUARY

Marilyn WoodSparrow 1961 – 2017

Marilyn Wood-Sparrow passed away peacefully at St. Paul’s Hospital surrounded by her family on February 20, 2017 after a battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 55. Marilyn is survived by her loving family, husband Craig, daughter Miranda (Catlin), son Chase, daughter Carlin, and son Jaden. Marilyn is also survived by her parents Earle and Dorothy Wood, sister Maureen and her husband Art Colclough, motherin-law Barbara Sparrow and sisters-inlaw, Connie Sparrow (Brian Brannagan) and Shelley (Ken) Sowter. 36

She loved her family’s farm at Vanscoy. She met Craig Sparrow who knew immediately she was the most beautiful girl in the world. They were married in 1987. Farm life was always exciting and seldom easy. Marilyn enjoyed the purebred cattle industry and the people. Their Charolais herd name was Sparlyn Charolais. Marilyn was for many years as comfortable driving machinery as she was adept at raising her lovely family. Marilyn raised her four children teaching by her example. Marilyn imparted her zest for life and living, enjoying each Charolais Banner • May 2017

moment and planning for the next moment. Marilyn put a lot of effort and caring into her community. She spent a number of years dedicated to the Vanscoy and District Ag Society and the Vanscoy Multiple 4-H Club. Marilyn followed and participated in all the activities of her children – band, Pony Club, dance, soccer, hockey and 4-H. Straightforward and yet compassionate, wise and direct, Marilyn endeared herself to many in her life lived too briefly.


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A. Sparrow Farms Bull Sale A. Sparrow Farms Annual Bull Sale March 10, 2017 • Vanscoy, SK 58 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $563,750 $9,719

Auctioneer: Michael K. Fleury Breeders from four provinces and the U.S.A. were back to purchase herdbulls from this reputation operation. As well, many repeat commercial producers were there to pay top dollar for the bulls that have obviously been working for them. In all it was a very solid sale and again one of the high averaging sales in North America. High Selling Bulls Lot 1, SPARROWS AMARO 652D (Double Polled, 25 Milk EPD, 1,636 lb, 38 cm), sired by Winn Mans Skaggs 663X, out of a Winn Mans Lanza 610S daughter. Sold for $30,500 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB. Lot 35, SPARROWS CASCADE 608D (Polled, 94 lb BW, -1.1 BW EPD, 910 lb 205 DW, 58 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD), sired by LT Blue Value 7903 ET, out of a Winn Mans Skaggs 663X daughter. Sold for $25,500 to Creeks Edge Land & Cattle Co., Yellow Creek. Lot 13, SPARROW BARBATO 643D (Polled, 94 lb BW, .6 BW EPD, 24 Milk EPD, 1,574 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Winn Mans Skaggs 663X, out of an ABC Nuevo daughter. Sold for $23,000 to Diamond W Charolais, Hudson Bay. Lot 36, SPARROWS PHENOM 667D (Double Polled, 51 WW EPD, 108 YW EPD, 28 Milk EPD, 1,417 lb, 44 cm), sired by Winn Mans Skaggs 663X, out of a Winn Mans Lanza 610S daughter. Sold for $19,500 to Johnston Charolais, Rathwell, MB. Lot 11, SPARROWS ESTRADA 622D (Polled, 111 lb BW, 4.7 BW EPD, 63 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, 921 lb 205 DW, 1,592 lb, 42 cm), sired by BHD Stout X41, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter. Sold for $19,000 to N3 Stock Farm, Admiral. Lot 50, SPARROWS BANDIT 659D (Double Polled, 95 lb BW, .3 BW EPD, 811 lb 205 DW, 1,405 lb, 38 cm), sired by Winn Mans Skaggs 663X, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter.

Sold for $16,500 to Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB. Lot 42, SPARROWS MAGNUM 653D (Polled, 99 lb BW, 825 lb 205 DW, 1,413 lb, 41 cm), sired by BHD Stout X41, out of a Sparrows Cerveza 106S daughter. Sold for $16,000 to Charworth Charolais, Airdrie, AB. Lot 7, SPARROWS CAMELOT 666D (107 lb BW, 62 WW ED, 118 YW EPD, 929 lb 205 DW, 1,591 lb, 42 cm), sired by BHD Stout X41, out of a Winn Mans Lanza 610S daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Buffalo Lake Charolais, Stettler, AB. Lot 19, SPARROWS NAVARRO 683D (Polled, 85 lb BW, 860 lb 205 DW, 25 Milk EPD, 1,377 lb, 38 cm), sired by Winn Mans Skaggs 663X, out of an ABC Nuevo daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Cory Haubrich, Hodgeville. Lot 20, SPARROWS VERSACE 658D (Polled, 102 lb BW, 52 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD, 1,574 lb, 38 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a Sparrow Alcatraz 18N daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Wells Charolais, Conde, SD. Lot 25, SPARROWS BURRIS 616D (Double Polled, 83 lb BW, 848 lb 205 DW, 106 YW EPD, 1,607 lb, 40 cm), sired by BHD Stout X41, out of a Winn Mans Skaggs 663X daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Nostadt Farms, Kendal.

Stephen Johnson bought a herdsire

Orland Walker selected two including the third high seller

Repeat customer Paul Wurz of Willow Park Colony bought two

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Dianna & Troy Walgenbach added the high seller to their Legacy Charolais operation

Stephen & Kristin Wielgosz took the second high seller to their Creek’s Edge herd

Norman & Orma Wilson selected another Sparrow bull for the N3 herd

Rebecca & Amber Shuttleworth took a high seller back to Alberta

Lyle & Wendy Bignell selected a performance bull

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BULLS TO FOUR PROVINCES

Horseshoe E Bull Sale Horseshoe E Charolais Bull Sale March 11, 2017 • Moose Jaw, SK 12 Two Year Olds 53 Yearlings 65 Lots

Gross Average $73,000 $6,083 325,500 6,142 $398,500

$6,131

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Many repeat customers were back to select from the solid offering put forth by the Evans family. Breeders from four provinces were also in attendance to add the LAE prefix into their operations. Volume buyer was R & F Livestock, Warman who purchased five. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 68, LAE CUZE 5153C (Polled, 99 lb BW, -1.9 BW EPD, 96 YW EPD, 1,885 lb, 38 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Sparrows Landmark 963W daughter. Sold for $7,750 to R & F Livestock Inc. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 12, LAE DIESEL 624D (Double Polled, 98 lb BW, 95 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,550 lb, 41 cm), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W, out of a LAE Santan 635S daughter. Sold for

Brant & Renita Lewis selected a herdsire

$14,000 to Poplar Bluff Stock Farm, Chauvin, AB. Lot 3, LAE DEFENDER 607D (Homo Polled, 86 lb BW, -4.2 BW EPD, 759 lb 205 DW, 1,460 lb, 40 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a MERIT Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Cedardale Charolais, Nestleton, ON. Lot 9, LAE WAR PAINT 620D (Double Polled, 89 lb BW, -1.4 BW EPD, 796 205 DW, 1,545 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Escobar 429B, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Saunders Charolais, Markdale, ON. Lot 28, LAE DETROIT 650D (Polled, 103 lb BW, 821 lb 205 DW, 1,570 lb, 37.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Landmark 963W, out of a BNE Trump Card 2T daughter. Sold for $8,750 to Chuck Toney, Gull Lake. Lot 58, LAE DAYTONA 6181D Chuck Toney two top (Polled, 90 lb BW, purchased bulls

54 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD, 1,432 lb 365 DW), sired by ABC Bernardo Toro B180, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $8,750 to Char-Lew Ranch, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 21, LAE DEL RIO 638D (Homo Polled, 105 lb BW, 58 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD, 1,515 lb, 39 cm), sired by Silverstream Geddes G102, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Everett Johnson, Davidson. Lot 43, LAE COLORADO 690D (Homo Polled, 97 lb BW, 888 lb 205 DW, 1,510 lb, 37 cm), sired by LAE Avalanche 327A, out of a SVS Nobleman 25N daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Merlyn Craig, Mossbank.

Another repeat buyer Everett Johnson bought a high seller

John & Kirsten Taylor bought another high seller for their Poplar Bluff herd

Nicky Wade & Scott Nesbitt selected one for Cedardale Charolais

Darrell Saunders took the third high seller back to Ontario

OOPS!

B.O.S.S. & Sale Summary Updates SOS PEACHES 42B (Gerrard Pastor 35Z, calf - Sparrows Kingston 139Y), was missed from the list of Top BOSS Females of 2016. She actually tied for 11th place, our apologies to the owners 38

Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB and Alton Century Farms, Lucknow, ON. SOS COTTON CANDY 127C (WC Benelli 2143 P ET), sold for $16,000 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB and was Charolais Banner • May 2017

consigned by Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB and should have been included in the Top 15 Selling Females of 2016.


MOST BULLS EVER SOLD

Steppler Farms Bull Sale Steppler Farms 6th Annual Bull Sale March 12, 2017 • Miami, MB 20 Two Year Olds 57 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $105,050 $5,253 277,900 4,875

77 Lots

$382,950

$4,973

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Steppler Farms put forth a consistent set of bulls from their 400 plus cowherd and had a very steady sale selling the most bulls ever. Many ½ and ¾ brothers again provided the volume buyers this opportunity. Bulls sold to seven provinces with many buyers of multiple bulls helping to get this number of bulls traded. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 79, STEPPLER APOLLO 295C (Polled, 106 lb BW, 110 YW EPD, 2,213 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z, out of a Sparows Seminole 927W daughter. Sold for $7,200 to T & M Olmstead Farms, Carberry. High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 4, STEPPLER FIX 30D (3rd Gen. Polled, 104 lb BW, 936 lb WW, 107 YW EPD, 1,578 lb, 43 cm), sired by JWX Burnin It Down 6132B, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter. Sold for $12,250 to Fischer Charolais, Irma, AB. Lot 7, STEPPLER JACKED STEEL 246D (Double Polled, 87 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD, 823 lb WW, 1,400 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by WC Hard As Steel 2516P, out of a Steppler Jacksonville 335Z

Vonda & Adam Hopcraft, selected a herdsire for their Sunny Ridge operation, visit with Andre after the sale

Shane Eastman purchased the second high seller

Clayton & Tracey Teeple took one to the Rainy River area of Ontario

Dale & Craig Steppler took the third high seller

daughter. Sold for $8,600 to SKE Charolais, Hartney. Lot 1, STEPPLER JET PILOT 352D (105 lb BW, 984 lb WW, 97 YW EPD, 30 Milk EPD, 1,567 lb, 43.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z, out of a Stepplers Distinction 38T daughter. Sold for $8,500 to DCR Farms, Miami. Lot 16, STEPPLER REMINGTON 348D (Double Polled, 102 lb BW, 845 lb WW, 1,454 lb, 41.5 cm), sired by Steppler Overdrive 61B, out of a Sparrows Oakridge 66R daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Harolyn Farms, Shawville, QC. Lot 31, STEPPLER MASON 9D

Glenn Denbow purchased a high seller

Kyle Sprung was the Repeat customer Bob volume buyer taking 15 Galbraith bought 2

(Double Polled, 85 lb BW, -1.6 BW EPD, 851 lb WW, 1,507 lb, 40 cm), sired by Steppler Jacksonville 335Z, out of a Sparrows Hombre 128Y daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Glenn Denbow, Souris.

REPEAT CUSTOMERS HIGHLIGHT THE DAY

Benchmark Bull Sale Benchmark 6th Annual Bull Sale March 11, 2017 • Cobden, ON 25 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $104,100 $4,164

Auctioneer: Stewart James It was a brutally cold day, but the sale barn was full and over half of the bulls went to repeat customers. High Selling Bulls Lot 8, BLACKBERN DIABLO 18D (Polled, 1648 lb, 44 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of a Pleasant Dawn Rio 26P. Sold for $6,100

to Bill Gibson, Foresters Falls. Consigned by Blackbern Farms, Foresters Falls. Lot 20, KIRLENE STRIKER 2D (Polled, 92 lb BW, 101 YW EPD, 1,304 lb, 40 cm) to Doug & Marilyn Moore, Eganville. Consigned by Kirlene Cattle Co., Brighton. Lot 1, BLACKBERN COPENHAGEN 49C (Polled, .9 BW EPD, 110 YW EPD, 1,672 lb, 42 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Sparrows Fargo 811U daughter. Sold for $5,400 to Gary Donahue, Erinsville. Consigned by Blackbern Farms. Charolais Banner • May 2017

Lot 4, BLACKBERN DOUBLE DOWN 8D (Homo Polled, 777 lb Adj 205 DW, 1,418 lb, 43 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold for $5,300 to Art Matheson, Perth. Consigned by Blackbern Farms. Lot 2, BLACKBERN CASEY 52D (Homo Polled, 26 Milk EPD, 1,556 lb, 41 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn Marshall 25U, out of a Winn Mans Lanza 610S daughter. Sold for $5,100 to David McGonegal, Pembroke. Consigned by Blackbern Farms. 39


MORE BULLS SOLD GROSS UP $33,250

Footprint Farms Bull Sale Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale March 10, 2017 • Veteran, AB 34 Two Year Olds 36 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $252,550 $7,428 237,600 6,600

70 Lots

$490,150

$7,002

Auctioneer: Cliff Paul Once again this sale proves to be one of the best sales of the spring. There is a great selection of two year old and yearling bulls. Most of the bulls are sold locally to repeat buyers. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 20, FOOTPRINTS SIR 13D (Polled, 98 lb BW, .9 BW EPD, 46 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a PCC Navigator 403P daughter. Sold for $18,500 to Hawks Haven Cattle Co., Compeer. Lot 5, FOOTPRINTS SIR 626D (Horned, 104 lb BW, 4.1 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by SVY Blitz 125Y, out of an MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Charwald Charolais, Altario. Lot 1, FOOTPRINT SIR 610D (Polled, 106 lb BW, 1.7 BW EPD, 39

cm), sired by SVY Blitz 125Y, out of an EC No Doubt 2022P daughter. Sold for $9,100 to Clareburn Farms. Lot 19, FOOTPRINTS SIR 2D (Polled, 96 lb Noble, Hawks BW, .1 BW EPD 43 Doug Haven Cattle, took cm), sired by Merit the high selling bull back to Compeer Roundup 9508W, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold to Kelly Cook, Coronation. High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 43, FOOTPRINTS SIR 5155C (Polled, 103 lb BW, 3.9 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by SVY Blitz 125Y, out of a Sparrows Mecca 134R daughter. Sold for $13,250 to Brian Quast, Hanna. Lot 62, FOOTPRINTS SIR 5142C (Polled, 101 lb BW, 2 BW EPD, 44 cm), sired by SVY Rushmore PLD 145Y, out of an MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Shawn Kolbe, Coronation. Lot 80, FOOTPRINTS SIR 5189C (Polled, 96 lb BW, 2.1 BW EPD, 42 cm), sired by SVY Blitz 125Y, out of an

Fawcett Cattle Co. was a buyer again

Bruce Peakock was a volume buyer selecting 4 bulls

Bill Davies bought a high selling bull

MSW Craven Red 29M daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Davies Livestock, Medicine Hat. Lot 49, FOOTPRINTS SIR 5134 (Polled, 89 lb BW, -1.6 BW EPD, 43 cm), sired by Footprints King 201Z, out of a DYV SVY Warrior 2W daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Shawn Kolbe.

SALE ON PAR WITH LAST YEAR

Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 17, 2017 • Innisfail, AB 31 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $171,200 $5,522

Auctioneer: Mark Daines A good set of yearling bulls were offered at this year’s sale. Most of the bulls were sold to repeat buyers. High Selling Bulls Lot 2, REESE DAWSON 108D (Polled, Red Factor, 101 lb BW, 4.6 BW EPD, 41 cm), sired by HTA Quantum PLD 26R, out of a Wrangler Doubleshot 11S daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Greg Poffenroth, Kathryn. Lot 14, REESE DAX 137D (Polled, 102 lb BW, -1.4 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by BHD Dupluicitous A144, out of a Val-End Acer 59L daughter. Sold for $9,100 to Gerald Wilsie, Caroline. 40

Lot 12, REESE DIESEL 135D (Polled, 101 lb BW, -.1 BW EPD, 38 cm), sired by BHD Dupluicitous A144, out of a G4 Acres Rivore 107R daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Don Passuto, Sylvan Lake. Lot 31, REESE DONAVON 304D (Polled, 107 lb BW, 0.1 BW EPD, 34.5 cm), sired by BHD Dupluicitous A144, out of an LLW Double Take PLD 104H daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Gerald Wilsie, Caroline. Lot 20, REESE DESTIN 167D (Polled, 111 lb BW, .4 BW EPD, 37 cm), sired by JDJ Dutton A545, out of a Pro-Char Maxim 38N daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Gerald Lawrence, Red Deer County. Lot 7, REESE DELTON 124D (Polled, Red Factor, 92 lb BW, .1 BW EPD, 39 cm), sired by BHD Charolais Banner • May 2017

Gerald Wilsie, a many Greg Hoar bought a time repeat buyer, top bull bought 5 bulls

Dupluicitous A144, out of an LLW Zoro PLD 113R. Sold for $7,250 to Len Lawrence, Mirror. Lot 11, REESE DIETRICH 134D (Horned, 89 lb BW, .2 BW EPD, 35.5 cm), sired by Winn Mans Big Sky 639Y, out of an HTA Quantum PLD 26R daughter. Sold for $6,100 to Gerald Wilsie, Caroline.


AVERAGE UP $750

McTavish Bull Sale McTavish & Guest 6th Annual Bull Sale March 14, 2017 • Moosomin, SK 3 Two Year Old Bulls 27 Yearling Bulls 30 Lots

Gross Average $13,200 $4,400 151,800 5,622 $165,000

$5,500

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock McTavish Farms, Moosomin, and Charla Moore Farms, Redvers, put forward a very consistent set of bulls that saw the top end sell stronger. Five bulls sold to purebred breeders and bulls went to three provinces. Eight Red Angus bulls averaged $3,700. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 3, MCTAVISH END GAME 81D (Homo Polled, 103 lb BW, 892 lb 205 DW, 57 WW EPD, 111 YW EPD, 28 Milk EPD, 1,645 lb, 40 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn Magnum 49Y, out of a Gilliland Diago 7R daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Wendt & Murray Farms, Lloydminster, AB. Lot 4, MCTAVISH BLUE PRINT 26D (Homo Polled, 100 lb BW, 809 lb 205 DW, 30 Milk EPD, 1,520 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn Magnum 49Y, out of an SVS Nobleman 25N daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Prairie Sky Farm, Avonlea. Lot 10, MCTAVISH WORTH 113D (3rd Gen. Polled/s, 103 lb BW, 27 Milk EPD, 1,600 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by Winn Mans Cuervo 4A, out of a Pleasant Dawn Magnum 56T daughter. Sold

for $10,000 to Buffalo Lake Charolais, Stettler, AB. Lot 1, MCTAVISH STONEWALL 67D (Homo Polled, 100 lb BW, 830 lb 205 DW, 1,590 lb, 39 cm), sired by SVY Monument Pld 159Y, out of an HBC Maximizer 102L daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Pine Bluff Charolais, Love. Lot 6, MCTAVISH BIG KAHUNA 79D (3rd Gen. Polled, 106 lb BW, 865 lb 205 DW, 58 WW EPD, 111 YW EPD, 1,640 lb), sired by Winn Mans Cuervo 4A, out of a Gilliland Diago 7R daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Bar M 7 Farms, Eriksdale. Lot 5, MCTAVISH HOT HAND 34D (3rd Gen. Polled, 98 lb BW, .9 BW EPD, 875 lb 205 DW, 1,545 lb, 40 cm), sired by Merit 9874W, out of an HTA Senator 8130U. Sold for $7,750 to Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw. Lot 9, MCTAVISH RIPTIDE 69D (101 lb BW, 847 lb 205 DW, 29 Milk EPD, 1,580 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by SVY Monument Pld 159Y, out of a Gilliland Diago 7R daughter. Sold for $7,600 to Brad Thompson, Miniota.

Darwin Rosso bought a herdsire

Brad Thompson added a bull to his Manitoba operation

Lot 40, CHARLA MOORE A-SERIES 35D (4th Gen. Polled, Red Factor, 95 lb BW, 1,455 lb, 40 cm), sired by C2 ASeries 32A, out of a KBK Locomotive 6L daughter. Sold for $7,400 to Rocking S Ranch, Moosomin.

Repeat customer Shawn Szafron bought a top bull

Raymond Paschke added a high seller to his Pine Bluff operation

Lloyd Daniels selected a high seller and visits with Jared McTavish

Wendy & Lyle Bignell took a high seller home to Alberta

QUALITY AFFORDABLE BULLS

Borderland Cattle Co. Bull Sale Borderland Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Rockglen, SK 3 Two Year Old Bulls 12 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $12,000 $4,000 38,000 3,166

15 Lots

$50,000

$3,333

Auctioneer: Michael K. Fleury This is the 19th year that the Chings have been selling bulls. It is a video sale with the bulls displayed in their

working clothes outside the sale facility on the farm. Quality genetics at affordable prices is what you will find here. They also sold 30 Black Angus bulls that averaged $4,515. High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 35, BORDERLANDS CAPONE 74C (Polled, 96 lb BW, 743 lb 205 DW, 55 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by Winn Mans Kracken 635Z, out of an LAE Lanchez 908W daughter. Sold for Charolais Banner • May 2017

$4,250 to A. Foley, Coronach. Lot 36, BORDERLANDS CRACKEN 62C (97 lb BW, 747 lb 205 DW, 57 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD), sired by Winn Mans Kracken 635Z, out of a Borderlands Mack 138R daughter. Sold for $4,250 to Green Meadow Land & Cattle, Scout Lake. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 42, BORDERLANDS LEDGER continued on page 42

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Palmer Charolais Bull Sale Palmer Charolais & Nielson Land & Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 13, 2017 • Bladworth, SK Gross Average 11 Two Year Old Bulls $77,700 $7,064 35 Yearling Bulls 269,850 $7,710 46 Lots

$347,550

$7,555

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock There was strong purebred and commercial interest in this quality offering, with higher top end prices pushing the sale average up with more bulls offered this year. The 34 Red and Black Angus yearling bulls from the Nielsons averaged $5,076. Volume buyer was Buffalo Plains Cattle Co., Bethune, who bought nine. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 2, HVA BARON 483D (3rd Gen. Polled, 96 lb BW, 1,006 lb WW, 60 YW EPD, 112 YW EPD), sired by High Bluff Bodacious 78B, out of a Merit 8789U daughter. Sold for $40,000 to Elder Charolais, Coronach & Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite. Lot 1, HVA VERSAILLES 871D (3rd

Ed Omiecinski took two top bulls

Cam Stewart purchased a high seller

Gen. Polled, 94 lb BW, 950 lb WW, 1.5 BW EPD), sired by HTA Vega 134Y, out of a GCR Mighty Adonis JO3ET. Sold for $22,500 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 5, HVA MONARCH 131D (Homo Polled, Leptin TT, 96 lb BW, 950 lb WW, 1,520 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by HTA Michigan 306A, out of a Merit 8789U daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Miller Farms, Milk River, AB. Lot 3, RGP BOTTOM LINE 2D (3rd Gen. Polled/s, 100 lb BW, 986 lb WW, 57 WW EPD, 108 YW EPD, 1,545 lb), sired by High Bluff Bodacious 78B, out of a CSS Sir Jr Navigator 44Y daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Rob & Neil Hoffman, Oyen, AB.

Gord Miller bought another high seller

Lot 36, HVA BRUNSWICK 852D (4th Gen. Polled, 94 lb BW, -1.2 BW EPD, 920 WW, 97 YW EPD), sired by HTA Vegas 134Y, out of an HTA Parker 12X daughter. Sold for $10,000 to CSS Charolais, Paynton. Lot 34, HVA FRONT PAGE 270D (4th Gen. Polled, 102 lb BW, 1,020 lb WW, 62 WW EPD, 116 YW EPD), sired by HTA Vegas 134Y, out of a Merit 8789U daughter. Sold for $8,700 to Tyler and Shauna Getz, Lucky Lake. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 37, RGP JACK DANIELS 351C (3rd Gen. Polled, 102 lb BW, 2,170 lb, 43 cm), sired by CSS Sir Jr Navigator 44Y, out of a Merit 8511U daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Indi Land & Cattle, Dundurn.

Mike Elder teamed up with Tricia, Craig & Harper Wilgenbusch on the high seller

Nanette & Curtis Turnbull selected the second high seller

Repeat buyers Cal Logan & Rob Hoffman visit with ringman Bryan Wolters (centre) after the sale

BORDERLAND SALE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 41 28D (Polled, 82 lb BW, -3.2 BW EPD, 648 205 DW, 26 Milk EPD), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T daughter. Sold for $3,750 to

Ager Land & Cattle, Scout Lake. Lot 43, BORDERLANDS LEDGER 23D (Polled, 80 lb BW, -3.8 BW EPD, 645 lb 205 DW, 86 YW EPD), sired by

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MORE BULLS SOLD

Family Tradition Bull Sale 14th Annual Family Tradition Bull Sale March 17, 2017 • Dropmore, MB 8 Two Year Old Bulls 32 Yearling Bulls 40 Lots

Gross Average $55,000 $6,875 202,000 6,313 $257,000

$6,425

Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp. The Jacksons put forth another high quality offering of both white and red factor Charolais which saw bulls selling to three provinces and one state. The big crowd also saw 19 black and red Simmental bulls sell to average $5,018. High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 49, HIGH BLUFF CUERVO 171C (Polled, 101 lb BW, 874 lb 205 DW, 1,493 lb 365 DW, 64 WW EPD, 120 YW EPD, 45 cm), sired by Winn Man Cuervo 663Y, out of an SHSH HD 14Y daughter. Sold for $10,750 to Van Eaton Farms, Maryfield, SK. Lot 41, HIGH BLUFF HD 168C (Double Polled, 88 lb BW, 52 WW

John & Denise Van Eaton bought the high selling two year old

EPD, 98 YW EPD, 45 cm), sired by SHSH HD 14Y, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter. Sold for $8,500 to D Double J Ranch, Grandview. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 21, HIGH BLUFF DIESEL 25D (Double Polled, 101 lb BW, 830 lb 205 DW, 54 WW EPD, 1,550 lb, 40 cm), sired by SHSH HD 14Y, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter. Sold for $24,000 to Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston, SK. Lot 1, HIGH BLUFF DODGER 99D (Polled, 90 lb BW, .4 BW EPD, 58 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD, 1,550 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by SCR Triumph 2135, out of an SHSH HD 14Y daughter. Sold for $15,500 to Val Watje, Brewster, MN. Lot 12, HIGH BLUFF DUNNER 89D (Double Polled, 104 lb BW, Layne Evans selected the high selling bull 895 lb 205 DW,

Juanita & Brad Cline purchased a high seller

1,460 lb), sired by Sparrows Escobar 429B, out of an Winn Mans Esperenza 835U daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Cline Cattle Co., Belmont. Lot 2, HIGH BLUFF DIPLOMAT 146D (Polled, 95 lb BW, 915 lb 205 DW, 58 WW EPD, 104 YW EPD), sired by SCR Triumph 2135, out of an HBSF Express 77X daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Schooten Farms, Diamond City, AB. Lot 14, HIGH BLUFF DREAM ON 125D (Double Polled, 105 lb BW, 942 lb 205 DW, 1,530 lb), sired by Sparrows Escobar 429B, out of an SCX Duke 138P daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Terry Sliworsky, Winnipegosis.

Buddy Prouse took Repeat customer one to his Invermay Terry Sliworsky purchased a top seller operation

Michael & Greg Momotiuk bought another High Bluff bull

GOOD BUYING DAY

Candiac Choice Bull Sale Candiac Choice Bull Sale March 26, 2017 • Candiac, SK

High Selling Yearling Bull

6 Two Year Old Bulls 8 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $21,450 $3,575 30,400 3,800

14 Lots

$51,850

Auctioneer: Brad Stenberg

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Lot 60, SWR DONALDSON 3D (3rd Gen. Polled, 2.5 BW EPD, 58 WW EPD, 107 YW EPD), sired by HTA Whitehot 105A, out of an LAE Seismic 661S daughter. Sold for $5,000 to Cattle Lac Charolais, Eddystone, MB.

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Consigned by Mutrie Farms, Glenavon.

Tyler Wilkinson purchased the high selling bull


BEST SALE YET

Diamond W Bull Sale Diamond W Charolais & Red Angus 15th Annual Bull Sale March 21, 2017 • Minitonas, MB 6 Two Year Olds 27 Yearling Bulls 33 Lots

Gross Average $34,500 $5,750 128,150 4,746 $162,650

$4,928

Auctioneer: Randy Hart Sale Manager: By Livestock This year saw the Charolais average move up over $700 and the Angus average drop some to $3,941 on the 17 Red and Black Angus two year old and yearling bulls. This is the most bulls sold in this sale with more buyers coming from outside the Valley and the loyal local buyers still participating strongly. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 43, DIAMOND W CHITTY 124C (Double Polled, 110 lb BW, 819 lb 205 DW, 101 YW EPD, 2,250 lb, 42 cm), sired by Sparrows Chitek 930W, out of a Sparrows Bolivar 121S daughter. Sold for $6,250 to Robert Campbell, Pine River. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 5, DIAMOND W POUNDMAKER

Martin, Deona & Amy Horan selected the high seller

36D (3rd Gen. Polled, 99 lb BW, .8 BW EPD, 104 YW EPD, 1,604 lb, 42 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Merit 1058L daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Soura-Horan Farms Ltd, Bowsman. Lot 3, DIAMOND W REVIVE 33D (3rd Gen Polled/s, 92 lb BW, .2 BW EPD, 1,495 lb, 41 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Sparrows Chitek 930W daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Vern Sparrow, Vanscoy, SK. Lot 29, DIAMOND W MARCO 48D (3rd Gen. Polled, 105 lb BW, 4.69 lb ADG, 1,515 lb, 37 cm), sired by Sparrows Marcellus 398A, out of a Sparrows Cossack 11L daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Kruk-Lylyk Livestock, Benito.

Robert Campbell took Many time repeat 4 including the high customer Cory Lylyk selling two year old selected four

Vern Sparrow bought another two bulls

Buddy Prouse took a 2 home to Invermay

Lot 34, DIAMOND W DYNAMIC 28D (Double Polled, 86 lb BW, -.8 BW EPD, 1,448 lb), sired by Eastons Royal Dynasty 6164, out of a Sparrows Sanchez 715T daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Lakeview Livestock, Invermay.

MORE BULLS SOLD

High Point Bull Sale 6th Annual High Point Charolais Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Stayner, ON 30 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $150,400 $5,012

Auctioneer: Carl Wright The three consignors again had a solid offering with more bulls selling this year. High Selling Bulls Lot 28, ECHO SPRINGS BIG DELIGHT 52D (Full French, 108 lb BW, 797 lb 205 DW, 90 YW EPD, 22 Milk EPD, 1,515 lb, 41 cm), sired by Silverstream Performer P38, out of a PCFL Chieftan 25X daughter. Sold for $7,750 to Wilkie Charolais, Big Valley, AB. Consigned by Echo Springs Charolais, Oro-Medonte. Lot 25, ECHO SPRINGS DEVILS EYE 42D (Full French, 94 lb BW, 812 lb 205 DW, 1,392, 37 cm), sired by Hamms Mogo U23, out of a PCFL

Wildfire 9T daughter. Sold for 7,250 to Wilkie Charolais. Consigned by Echo Springs Charolais. Lot 9, SUNRISE KEYSER SOZE JBF 33D (Polled, 100 lb BW, 900 lb 205 DW, 61 WW EPD, 113 YW EPD, 1,590 lb, 38 cm), sired by CML Distinction 318A, out of an HTA Senator 8130U daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Kevin Frieburger, Elmwood. Consigned by Sunrise Charolais, Stayner. Lot 23, ECHO SPRINGS DANNY BOY 20D (Polled, 78 lb BW, 27 Milk EPD, 1,291 lb, 41 cm), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter. Sold for $6,500 to George Anderson, Hawkestone. Consigned by Echo Springs Charolais. Lot 1, SUNRISE LIGHTNING JDF 2D (Polled, -.9 BW EPD, 783 lb 205 DW, 1,670 lb, 42 cm), sired by Keys Allstate 149X, out of an LT Bluegrass 4017 P daughter. Sold for $6,250 to Charolais Banner • May 2017

Casey & Don Wilkie added a couple bulls to their Wilkie Charolais herds

Kevin Frieburger. Consigned by Sunrise Charolais. Lot 2, SUNRISE RENEGADE 3D (Polled, 96 lb BW, 1,011 lb 205 DW, 68 WW EPD 124 YW EPD, 1,715 lb, 43 cm), sired by CML Distinction 318A, out of a TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET daughter. Sold for $6,250 to Susan Winters, Kirkfield. Consigned by Sunrise Charolais. Lot 21, ECHO SPRINGS DENIERO 10D (Polled, 86 lb BW, -2.8 BW EPD, 810 lb 205 DW, 1,371 lb, 39 cm), sired by MVY Xplorer 21X, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter. Sold for $6,250 to Robert Menary, Lucknow. Consigned by Echo Springs Charolais. 45


DOZEN BULLS TO PUREBRED HERDS

Pleasant Dawn Bull Sale Pleasant Dawn 14th Annual Bull Sale March 18, 2017 • Virden, MB 52 1/4 Yearlings

Gross Average $300,050 $5,743

Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Manager: By Livestock Bulls sold into five provinces and one state in this all polled reputation sale. With many repeat customers their goal of customer satisfaction is obviously working. High Selling Bulls Lot 1, PLEASANT DAWN BOLD 932D (4th Gen. Polled, 98.1 CE EPD, 3 BW EPD, 53 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 30 Milk EPD, 1,680 lb, 40 cm), sired by Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y, out of a Diamond W Redvar 78U daughter. Sold for $14,000 for ¾ interest to La Ferme Patry du Weeden, Weedon, QC.

Nanette & Curtis Turnbull added another Pleasant Dawn bull to their Pincher Creek herd

Lot 6, PLEASANTDAWN SKIPPER 834D (3rd Gen. Polled, 80 lb BW, -4.4 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,501 lb, 39 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Pleasantdawn Razor 14W daughter. Sold for $14,000 for ¾ interest to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 18, PEASANTDAWN SLIPPERY 53D (3rd Gen. Polled, 78 lb BW, -3.2 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,428 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an HBSF Extra 2X daughter. Sold for $9,500 to Bruce Klassen, Dewberry, AB. Lot 7, PLEASANTDAWN GTO 214D (Double Polled, 101 lb BW, 52 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1,612 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by Eatons Big Bud 10402 P, out of a Pleasantdawn Marshall 70P daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Spruce View Charolais, Andrew, AB & Valanjou Charolais, Clyde, AB.

Lot 4, PLEASANT DAWN LEDGER 70D (3rd Gen. Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 62 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, 1,534 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an Eatons Big Bud 10402 P daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Meadow Stock Farm, Spy Hill, SK. Lot 24, PLEASANTDAWN TRACKER 701D (3rd Gen. Polled, 98.4 CE EPD, -2.5 BW EPD, 55 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD, 1,418 lb, 39 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an Eatons Big Bud 10402 P daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Meadow Stock Farm. Lot 12, PLEASANT DAWN BUD 80D (Double Polled, 106 lb BW, 1.2 BW EPD, 53 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1,650 lb, 40 cm), sired by Eatons Big Bud 10402 P, out of a Pleasant Dawn Magnum 56T daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Campbell Charolais, Griffin, SK.

Blair & Janelle Campbell selected another Pleasant Dawn bull to add to their operation

Lorne Lakusta teamed Garry Clarke up with Philippe purchased 3 top bulls Lusson on a high seller

MORE BULLS SOLD

Martens Cattle Co. Bull Sale Martens Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale April 3, 2017 • Spiritwood, SK 32 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $188,050 $5,877

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Martens Cattle Co., Glenbush, teamed up with Anderson Four Bar X Ranch Angus for another strong sale. Breeders and local repeat customers absorbed more bulls this year. The 20 Black bulls averaged $4,233. High Selling Bulls Lot 22, MXS TRAXX 645D (Polled, 95 lb BW, 1,150 lb 205 DW, 1,755 lb, 40 cm), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of an SOS Polled Detonator 8M daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Robert 46

Svoboda, St. Walburg. Lot 21, MXS OAKLEY 642D (Polled, 106 lb BW, 1,160 lb 205 DW, 1,670 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a customers Wendall & Leanne Weston Roy Schweitzer took CJC Big Sky X623 Repeat bought a couple high sellers the second high seller P. Sold for $10,000 Farm, Maidstone. to Lazy S Charolais, Beaverlodge, AB. Lot 24, MXS SANTORINI 648D Lot 1, MXS CASTLE 601D (Polled, (Polled, 104 lb BW, 1,040 lb 205 DW, 87 lb BW, -1.7 BW EPD, 1,045 lb 205 lb 100 YW EPD, 1,580 lb, 40.5 cm), sired WW, 1,450 lb, 38 cm), sired by by LT Sundance 2251 Pld, out of an CedardaleAbracadabra 123A, out of SVY Northstar 153Y daughter. Sold an MXS Headline 904W daughter. for $9,500 to Bricney Stock Farm. Sold for $10,000 to Bricney Stock Charolais Banner • May 2017


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PERFORMANCE BULLS IN DEMAND

HTA & Guest Bull Sale HTA Charolais with Guest Rammer Charolais Bull Sale March 22, 2017 • Neepawa, MB Gross Average 45 1/4 Yearling Bulls $261,000 $5,768

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock These two operations put forth as powerful a set of bulls offered this spring and found strong demand. Repeat customers and purebred breeders from three provinces and one state bought herdbulls. High Selling Bulls Lot 1, HTA CONTENDER 605D (Homo Polled, 106 lb BW, 55 WW EPD, 112 YW EPD, 1,655 lb, 41 cm), sired by RGP Remington 101Y, out of an HTA Challenge 161Y daughter. Sold for $30,000 for ¾ interest to Steppler Farms, Miami. Consigned by HTA Charolais, Rivers. Lot 16, HTA GAME CHANGER 637D (Homo Polled, 108 lb BW, 821 lb 205 DW, 61 WW EPD, 121 YW EPD, 1,660 lb, 42 cm), sired by RGP Remington 101Y, out of an HTA Bravia 855U daughter. Sold for $10,250 to Laurel Creek Charolais, Abernethy, SK. Lot 5, HTA CENTERFIRE 618D (Homo Polled, 93 lb BW, -1.4 BW EPD, 839 lb 205 DW, 1,605 lb 365 DW, 1,730

lb, 41 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Dim Creek Dividend 43M daughter. Sold for $10,000 to R Lazy B Ranch, Nome, ND. Lot 28, HTA CALYPSO 670D customer Kris (3rd Gen. Polled/s, Repeat Kristjanson added 100 lb BW, 1.5 BW two to his FDKL herd EPD, 54 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, 1,650 lb, 40 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of an HTA Senator 8130U daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Soura-Horan Repeat customer Ken Farms, Bowsman. bought Lot 20, HTA LET Routledge another HTA bull IT RIDE 644D (3rd Gen. Polled, 98 lb BW, 107 YW EPD, 1,615 lb, 39 cm), sired by RGP Remington 101Y, out of an HTA Challenge 161Y daughter. Sold for $8,000 to FDKL Charolais, Ochre River. Lot 31, HTA CROSSFIRE 693D (Homo Polled, 108 lb BW, 5.79 % of dam weight, 883 lb 205 DW, 1,610 lb, 41 cm), sired by RGP Remington 101Y, out of a

Martin, Deona & Amy Horan selected a high seller

Andre Steppler added Jonathan Moulding the high seller to their took the second high seller to Saskatchewan operation

Rolling D Trademark 935W daughter. Sold for $8,000 to FDKL Charolais. Lot 44, RAMMER DEON 636D (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, 90 lb BW, 847 lb WW, 1,595 lb, 39 cm), sired by HTA Initiative 462B, out of a KBK Rally 24T daughter. Sold for $8,000 for ¾ interest to Fischer Charolais, Irma, AB. Consigned by Rammer Charolais, Stathclair.

AVERAGE UP $500

Top Cut Bull Sale 27th Annual Top Cut Bull Sale April 11, 2017 • Mankota, SK 1 Two Year Old Bull 30 1/2 Yearling Bulls 31 1/2 Lots

Gross Average $5,000 $5,000 140,750 4,615 $145,750

$4,627

Auctioneer: Bruce Switzer Wood River Charolais and Blake’s Red Angus of McCord sold another quality set of bulls. Volume buyers included Circle 7 Farms, Shaunavon and Char-Maine Ranching, Cardston, AB. High Selling Two Year Old Bull WOOD RIVER MIRAGE 27C (Double Polled, 2.3 BW EPD, 1,940 lb, 43 cm), sired by Sparrows Richmond 905W, out of an HTA Geronimo 749T 48

daughter. Sold for $5,000 to Zerr Cow Trails, Mankota. High Selling Yearling Bulls WOOD RIVER EXPLORER 135D (Double Polled, 102 lb BW, -.2 BW EPD, 825 lb WW, 54 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1,465 lb, 46.5 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an LAE XCeptional 46X daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Last Chance Ranch, Maple Creek. WOOD RIVER TORNADO 10D (Double Polled, 950 lb WW, 97 YW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 1,425 lb, 38 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a P-3 Perfect Lad 0-17K daughter. Sold for $7,000 for ¾ interest to South 24 Farms, Mankota. WOOD RIVER EVEREST 28D Charolais Banner • May 2017

Freda & Alfred Wakelan purchased the high seller

(Double Polled, 98 lb BW, .3 BW EPD, 830 lb WW, 26 Milk EPD, 1,355 lb, 37.5 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanzadero 849U, out of an HC Prince 430P daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Long Tree Grazing, Orkney. WOOD RIVER TUNDRA 86D (Double Polled, 84 lb BW, -2.6 BW EPD, 815 lb WW, 1,365 lb), sired by Sparrows Richmond 905W, out of an HC Prince 430P daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Garth Flynn, Glentworth.


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AVERAGE UP $450

Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Best of the Breeds 13th Annual Bull Sale March 26, 2017 • Yorkton, SK Gross Average 26 3/4 Yearling Bulls $155,100 $5,798

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. The tradition of a big crowd and a good sale at this Sunday event continued. 87 2/3 lots of 5 breeds averaged $5,710. The quality Charolais offering was from Harcourt Charolais, Quill Lake and Dog Patch Acres, Leroy. Bulls sold to four provinces. High Selling Bulls Lot 36, HBC STETSON 613D (Polled/s, 90 lb BW, -.4 BW EPD, 1,635 lb, 39 cm), sired by Sparrows Escobar 429B, out of a Sparrows Eldorado 361L daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Neilson Cattle Co., Willowbrook. Consigned by Harcourt Charolais. Lot 46, HBC MAXIMIZER 605D (Homo Polled, 85 lb BW, -1.5 BW EPD, 1,560 lb, 40 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an LAE Texas 705T daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Southview Farms, Courtice, ON.

Mike & Joanne Neilson selected the high seller

Lot 63, DOGPATCH VELOCITY 36D (Homo Polled, 105 lb BW, 99 YW EPD, 23 Milk EPD, 1,500 lb, 38 cm), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a JWX Silver Bullet 524W daughter. Sold for $7,000 to John Barsi, Melville. Consigned by Dog Patch Acres. Lot 37, HBC CHROME 604D (Homo Polled, 90 lb BW, 25 Milk EPD, 1,670 lb, 43 cm), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of an LT Rio Blanco 1234 P daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Jim Hoehn, Neudorf. Lot 50, DOGPATCH DAGWOOD 94D (Homo Polled, Red Factor, 82 lb BW, .8 BW EPD, 1,525 lb, 36 cm), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Donavon Block, Leroy.

Donavon Block opened the sale with some cowboy poetry and bought a high selling bull

John Barsi purchased a high seller

Christine & Grant Ashcroft took a high seller back to Manitoba

Lot 62, DOGPATCH DYANAMITE 22D (Homo Polled, 108 lb BW, 1,610 lb, 40 cm), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a Dogpatch Triple X 36S daughter. Sold for $6,750 to Ashcroft Farms, Swan River, MB.

STRONG BREEDER INTEREST

Impact Bull Sale 9th Annual Impact Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Saskatoon, SK Gross Average 30 Yearling Bulls $175,850 $5,862

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. McAvoy Charolais, Arelee, again provided the Charolais bulls in this sale with Red and Black Angus. Bulls sold to three provinces and one state lead by the Agribition Senior Bull Calf Champion. High Selling Bulls Lot 51, MVY DIRECT DEPOSIT 22D (Homo Polled, 90 lb BW, 805 lb 205 DW, 1,680 lb 38 cm), sired by Whitecap Mr Blade 5B, out of a VFF Time Out 172Y daughter. Sold for $33,000 for 2/3 interest to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite & Doll Charolais, New Salem, ND. Lot 64, MVY DR. PEPPER 63D 50

(Homo Polled, 98 lb BW, 795 205 DW, 23 Milk EPD, 1,660 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of a PCC Balistik 441P daughter. Sold for $12,000 for 2/3 interest to Horseshoe E Charolais, Kenaston. Lot 65, MVY CAOUS 64D (Polled, 98 lb BW, .3 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,570 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of a Gerrard Pastor 35Z daughter. Sold for $10,500 for 2/3 interest to Rollin Acres Charolais, Shelburne, ON & DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle Co., Ripley, ON. Lot 48, MVY DREDGER 13D (Homo Polled, 89 lb BW, -.5 BW EPd, 94 YW EPD, 1,535 lb, 40 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Gerard Paster 35Z daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Star City Colony, Star City. Lot 56, MVY DOMAIN 33D (Polled, 108 lb BW, 762 lb 205 DW, 96 YW EPD, Charolais Banner • May 2017

Craig Wilgenbusch & David Doll teamed up on Direct Deposit

Layne Evans purchased Chester Tupling, Sam the second high seller Snobelen and Wanda Dudgeon teamed up 1,495 lb, 40 cm), on the third high seller

sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of a Pleasantdawn Hybrid 37W daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Kattle Kountry, Mortlach.


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SIX TO PUREBRED HERDS

Elder Bull Sale Elder Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale March 23, 2017 • Coronach, SK Gross Average 37 1/3 Yearling Bulls $275,000 $7,366

Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: By Livestock The first sons of Elder’s Blackjack were the high sellers in this year’s sale. Breeders from Saskatchewan and Alberta were buying their next herdsires here with the quality they have come to expect. Many repeat customers were also back for more. High Selling Bulls Lot 2, ELDER’S CRACKER JACK 13D (3rd Gen. Polled, 101 lb BW, 901 lb 205 DW, 28 Milk EPD, 1,649 lb, 43 cm), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a D R Revelation 467 daughter. Sold for $27,000 for 2/3 interest to McTavish Farms, Moosomin, SK. Lot 3, ELDER’S DAUNTE 36D (Homo Polled, 96 lb BW, 859 lb 205 DW, 1,621 lb, 42 cm), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a CSS Sir Navigator 37T daughter. Sold for $15,000 for 2/3 interest to Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB. Lot 4, ELDER’S DONALDSON 73D (Double Polled, 101 lb BW, 845 lb 205 DW, 26 Milk EPD, 1,524 lb, 39 cm), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a Sparrow Nixon 111Y daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Legacy Charolais, Botha, AB.

Lot 31, ELDER’S CHAMPION 18D (Polled/s, 82 lb BW, -1.5 BW EPD, 23 Milk EPD, 806 lb 205 DW, 1,614 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Elder’s Hercules 149A, out of a Grant’s Playboy 3X daughter. Sold for $14,000 to Lakeview Ranch, Marwayne, AB. Lot 1, ELDER’S DISTINCTION 6D (3rd Gen. Polled, 92 lb BW, 0 BW EPD, 96.6 CE EPD, 1,542 lb, 38 cm), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of a Bar J Silverado 14S daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Planz Farms Ltd., Coronach. Lot 26, ELDER’S ESCOBAR 55D (3rd Gen. Polled, 92 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD, 97.7 CE EPD, 1,478 lb, 42 cm), sired by Grant’s Playboy 3X, out of an SRK Canyon 2Y daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Planz Farms Ltd. Lot 6, ELDER’S SUCCESSOR 16D (Polled, 93 lb BW, -.5 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 1,502 lb, 42 cm), sired by Elder’s Blackjack 788B, out of an SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Demarah Farms, Grayson.

Volume buyer Pat Hawkins visits with Mike Elder

Lot 7, ELDER’S CADILLAC 30D (Double Polled, 99 lb BW, 1,540 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by Elder’s Balckjack 788B, out of an FFBB Roper Pld 5106R daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Otto Kopp, Amaranth, MB.

Mark Kendze bought a herdbull for their newly relocated Demarah Farms

Otto Kopp trekked Jared McTavish selected the high seller from Manitoba for a top seller

Repeat customers Darel & Calvin Planz bought two high sellers

AVERAGE STEADY, MORE BULLS SOLD

Tee M Jay Bull Sale Tee M Jay Charolais 13th Annual Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Ashern, MB 38 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $149,700 $3,940

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Repeat volume buyers included David Gall, Moosehorn, who purchased five bulls and Rawluk Farms, of St Martin, who bought four. High Selling Bulls Lot 3, TMJF DOUGLAS 468D (Polled, 98 lb BW, -1.5 BW EPD, 915 lb WW, 103 YW EPD, 1,435 lb, 41 cm), sired by Winn Mans Bonita 315W, out of an LT Western Edge 4057 Pld daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Lyle Thorgilson, Lundar. Charolais Banner • May 2017

Lot 10, TMJF DWAYNE 446D (Polled, 92 lb BW, -3.9 BW EPD, 825 lb WW, 1,320 lb, 40 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of TMJF Tomson 65T daughter. Sold for $5,900 to Rawluk Farms. Lot 1, TMJF DEXTER 432D (Polled, 100 lb BW, -2.3 BW EPD, 840 lb WW, 25 Milk EPD, 1,410 lb, 37 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an M6 Grid Maker 104 PET daughter. Sold for $5,750 to David Budge, Ashern.


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BULLS TO FOUR PROVINCES

Prairie Distinction Bull Sale

This sale has really established itself with repeat customers and purebred breeders coming to select from the quality offering. Seven Manitoba breeders again saw a big crowd in attendance with the front end selling strong and steady and bulls selling from Quebec to Saskatchewan. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 1, C2 CAPONE 2C (Homo Polled, 98 lb BW, 874 lb WW, 24 Milk EPD, 2,240 lb, 43 cm), sired by HTA Ice 19X, out of a JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET daughter. Sold for $8,500 for ¾ interest to Myhre Land & Livestock, Dauphin. Consigned by C2 Charolais, LaRiviere. High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 3, C2 GORD DOWNIE 41D (Homo Polled, ET, 94 lb BW, -.7 BW EPD, 853 lb WW, 1,540 lb, 40 cm),

sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Happy Haven Charolais, Oakburn. Consigned by C2 Charolais. Lot 4, JCAV DR DRE 13D (Polled, 100 lb BW, 820 lb WW, 225 Milk EPD, 1,490 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by C2 Bauer 16B, out of a PCC Navigator 403P daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Finley Cameron, Lion’s Head, ON. Lot 24, CATTLE LAC EMOJI 12D (4th Gen. Polled, 87 lb BW, -.8 BW EPD, 1,678 lb, 41 cm), sired by FFBB Cappy Pld 291Z, out of a Bar J Warlord 51W daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Golden Gate Charolais, Vogar. Consigned by Cattle Lac Charolais, Eddystone. Lot 15, C2 DIPIETRO 62D (Polled, 98 lb BW, 51 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD, 1,430 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by C2 A Plus 73A, out of a Steppler 99U daughter. Sold for $7,200 to HTA Charolais, Rivers. Michael Sveistrup Consigned by

Kevin & Shaylin Stebeleski added the high selling yearling to their Happy Haven herd

Tanya & Shawn Airey selected one to use in their good program

Prairie Distinction 3rd Annual Bull Sale March 28, 2017 • Neepawa, MB 11 3/4 Two Year Olds 38 Yearling Bulls 49 3/4 Lots

Gross Average $61,900 $5,268 191,000 5,026 $252,900

$5,083

Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: By Livestock

bought a high seller

C2 Charolais. Lot 5, JCAV DAMION 8D (Polled/s, 82 lb BW, -.3 BW EPD, 1,460 lb, 39 cm), sired by C2 Bauer 16B, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter. White Farms, MacDonald. Consigned by C2 Charolais. Lot 8, JCAV DENVER 28D (Homo Polled, 106 lb BW, 51 WW EPD, 814 lb WW, 1,410 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of an LT Unlimited Ease 9108 daughter. Sold for $7,200 to White Farms. Consigned by C2 Charolais. Lot 10, C2 DOWNTOWN 39D (98 lb BW, .1 BW EPD, 823 lb WW, 1,480 lb, 44 cm), sired by Elder’s Armageddon 148A, out of a High Bluff Hank 41R daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Harolyn Farms, Shawville, QC.

Hans & Noah Myhre bought the high selling two year old bull

Jackie & Doug White swept the ring on a pair of good bulls

RED FACTORS TOP THE SALE

Tri-N Charolais Bull Sale Tri-N Charolais & Guests 2nd Annual Bull Sale April 1, 2017 • Virden, MB 1 Two Year Old Bull 29 Yearling Bulls 30 Lots

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Gross Average $3,750 $3,750 173,200 5,972 $ $176,950

$5,898

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock Tri-N Charolais, Lenore, put forth another solid offering of Reds, Tans and White bulls which saw buyers from three provinces and two states buying. The dark red bulls again topped the sale, but the other colours weren’t far behind. Charolais Banner • May 2017

High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 1, TRI-N BOULDER 610D (4th Gen. Polled, Homo Red, 94 lb BW, -2.8 BW EPD, 31 Milk EPD, 827 lb 205 DW, 1,586 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by Tri-N Captain Morgan 340A, out of a Tri-N Payday 419P daughter. Sold for $10,000 for 2/3 interest to Tyrell continued on page 55


LEDGER SONS TOP SALE

Hunter Bull Sale Hunter Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale April 6, 2017 • Roblin, MB Gross Average 32 1/2 Yearling Bulls $206,000 $6,338

Auctioneer: Danny Skeels Sales Manager: By Livestock The biggest crowd yet filled the Hunter sale barn for this 6th annual video sale. Breeders from the prairie provinces selected bulls and strong repeat local support along with some new customers gave them a great sale. This year there was an added component of four Polled Hereford yearlings that averaged $4,225 and nine open commercial Charcross heifers averaged $1,922. High Selling Bulls Lot 7, HC DETROIT 644D (Homo Polled, 96 lb BW, -1.1 BW EPD, 840 lb 205 DW, 1,555 lb, 40 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Sparrows Alcatraz 18N daughter. Sold for $21,000 for ¾ interest to Soderglen Ranches, Airdrie, AB & Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK. Lot 9, HC DEUCE 611D (Homo Polled, 80 lb BW, -1.1 BW EPD, 1,350

lb, 41 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an HC Yoda 105Y daughter. Sold for $19,000 to Lazy S Charolais, Beaverlodge, AB. Lot 28, HC DOC 691D (3rd Gen. Polled/s, 98 lb BW, .7 BW EPD, 105 YW EPD, 1,535 lb, 39 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of an HTA Crown Prince 152L daughter. Sold for $8,200 for ¾ interest to Don & Joanne Saquet, Ste. Rose Du Lac. Lot 12, HC DATA 624D (3rd Gen. Polled, 74 lb BW, -4.4 BW EPD, 24 Milk EPD, 1,300 lb, 39 cm), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an HC Zone Point 203Z daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Brian Garlock, Youngstown, AB. Lot 8, HC DICTATOR 626D (3rd

Gen. Polled, 72 lb BW, -2.5 BW EPD, 841 lb 205 DW, 1,560 lb), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a KCM Ultimate 144Y daughter. Sold for $7,500 to Randy Bartel, Roblin. Lot 1, HC DUBLIN 684D (3rd Gen. Polled, 104 lb BW, 861 lb 205 DW, 1,690 lb, 40 cm), sired by Elder’s Zeus 22Z, out of an LT Easy Blend 3125 Pld daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Bendickson Roy Schweitzer selected the second Farms, Gladmar, high seller for his SK. heifer pen

Kelly Oberle & Jared Sherman teamed up on the high seller

Repeat buyers Travis & Don Saquet bought the third high seller

TRI-N SALE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 54 Neidhardt, Hebron, ND. Lot 7, TRI-N BAUTISTA 613D (Homo Polled, Homo Red, 96 lb BW, 2.1 BW EPD, 31 Milk EPD, 853 lb 205 DW, 1,650 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by Tri-N Captain Morgan 340A, out of an SDC Laredo 17N daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Natchez Farms, Moody, TX. Lot 15, TRI-N BIG TEX 107D (Double Polled, 94 lb BW, 825 lb 205 DW, 60 WW EPD, 115 YW EPD, Leptin TT, 1,660 lb, 39.5 cm), sired by TWN Yangster 27Y, out of a Silverstream Performer 38 daughter. Sold for $9,000 for 2/3 interest to Walking Plow Charolais, Woodmore. Lot 17, TRI-N ENFORCER 649D (Homo Polled, 92 lb BW, -.6 BW EPD, 58 WW EPD, 110 YW EPD, 1,575 lb, 38.5 cm), sired by TWN Yangster 27Y, out of a Tri-N-Payday 419P daughter. Sold for $9,000 for 2/3 interest to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK.

Lot 10, TRI-N DILLINGER 623D (3rd Gen. Polled/s, Homo Red, 95 lb BW, -1.3 BW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,665 lb, 39 cm), sired by Tri-N Captain Morgan 340A, out of an SOS Crimson Tide 97S. Sold for $9,000 to Walters Charolais, Minot, ND. Lot 16, TRI-N COMMANDO 640D (Double Polled, Red Factor, 93 lb BW, 845 lb 205 DW, 56 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD, 1,640 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by TWN Yangster 27Y, out of a Pro-Char Cptn. Morgan 8U daughter. Sold for $8,750 for 2/3 interest to Willowside Ranch, Neepawa. Lot 8, TRI-N SPARKY 615D (4th Gen. Polled, Homo Red, 94 lb BW, -2.6 BW EPD, 852 lb 205 DW, 26 Milk EPD, 1,622 lb, 40 cm), sired by Tri-N Captain Morgan 340A, out of an SOS Crimson Tide 97S daughter. Sold for $8,250 to Scissors Creek Charolais, McAuley. Charolais Banner • May 2017

Cory Burnside purchased four bulls for Willowside Ranch

Cliff Graydon added a herdsire to their Walking Plow herd

Bob Elliot bought three

Craig Wilgenbusch bought a high seller

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CALVING EASE BULLS TOP SALE

Git ‘R Done Bull Sale Git ‘R Done Bull Sale April 4, 2017 • Hodgeville, SK 45 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $357,250 $7,939

Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock Cedarlea Farms’, Hodgeville, offering included some calving ease and power bulls, which found strong demand. Their first sons of the Agribition Champion Rome were complimented with sons of the proven Kingston and Legend and others. The calving ease bulls definitely created the most interest with many producers both purebred and commercial looking for quality heifer bulls this spring. Again, ultrasound data and many Homo polled tested bulls added to the value of the offering. High Selling Bulls CEDARLEA JOE SAKIC 19D (3rd Gen. Polled, 79 lb BW, -5.1 BW EPD, 99.7 CE EPD, 28 Milk EPD, 1,485 lb, 38 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Sparrows Reno 824U daughter. Sold for $23,000 to Diamond Zee Ranch, Raymond, AB. CEDARLEA EDISON 20D (Homo Polled, 85 lb BW, -3.5 BW EPD, 98.9 CE EPD, 1,545 lb, 40 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a G.Bros Ultimate 918X daughter. Sold for $20,000 to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon and Soderglen Ranches, Airdrie, AB. CEDARLEA LINCOLN 28D (Homo Polled, 85 lb BW, -4.7 BW EPD, 99.6 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD, 1,395 lb, 40 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Sparrows Reno 824U

daughter. Sold for $18,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. CEDARLEA LEDOUX 78D (Homo Polled, 98 lb BW, -.8 BW EPD, 797 lb 205 DW, 56 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1,545 lb, 39 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of an SOS Polled Detonator 8M daughter. Sold for $15,000 to Prairie Gold Charolais, Rosetown. CEDARLEA DE VINCI 8D (4th Gen. Polled/s, 92 lb BW, 832 lb 205 DW, 1,496 lb 365 DW, 65% LMY, 1,595 lb), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold for $13,000 to Top Land & Cattle Ltd., Eastend. CEDARLEA GRANDCANYON 128D (Polled/s, 92 lb BW, -3.3 BW EPD, 867 lb 205 DW, 1,608 lb 365 DW, 17.51 REA, 69.31 LMY), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of an SRK Canyon 2Y daughter. Sold for $12,500 to Stolson Farms, Hodgeville. CEDARLEA ESPOSITO 35D (3rd Gen. Polled, 100 lb BW, -2.6 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,465 lb, 39 cm), sired by Circle Cee Legend 307A, out of a Sparrows Reno 824U daughter. Sold for $12,000 to King Mac Enterprise, Chaplin. CEDARLEA CAESAR 30D (Homo Polled, 105 lb BW, 821 lb 205 DW, 30 Milk EPD, 4.8 Marb., 1,705 lb 43 cm), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of a Sparrows Kelly Oberle teamed Reno 824U up with Soderglen Ranches on the daughter. Sold second high seller

Nanette & Curtis Turnbull bought the third high seller

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Repeat customers Roger & Susan Stolston bought a big ribeye bull

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for $10,000 to Triple C Charolais, Steep Rock, MB. CEDARLEA ROYALE 44D (Double Polled, 83 lb BW., -3.2 BW EPD, 1,395 lb), sired by PCC Rome 437B, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold for $10,000 to LZ Ranch, Kyle. CEDARLEA DAKOTA 57D Double Polled, 82 lb BW, -2.6 BW EPD, 32 Milk EPD, 16.25 REA, 1,615 lb, 41.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Kingston 139Y, out of an SOS Polled Detonator 8M daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Strutt Charolais, Leader.

Brian Hicken took eight bulls and Jackie Sproule bought the high seller

Dave Blechinger added another Cedarlea bull to his Prairie Gold operation

Kelly Topham selected a top bull

Stan & Margie Perrin took four to Maple Creek


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SALE TOPS AT $35,000

North of the 49th Bull Sale High Selling Yearling Bulls Lot 2, JWX DIPLOMAT 254D (Homo Polled, Leptin CT, 101 lb BW, 888 205 DW, 17.02 REA, 1,590 lb, 40 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of a NINA HEJ Bezinga 1X daughter. Sold for $35,000 for ¾ interest to Norheim Ranching, Saskatoon and Cedarlea Farms, Hodgeville. Lot 41, JWX DAYTIME 1047D (Double Polled, 90 lb BW, -1.2 BW EPD, 830 lb 205 DW, 4.55 Marb., 26 Milk EPD), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a Bar J Silverado 14S daughter. Sold for $28,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 4, JWX DURANGO 911D (Homo Polled, Red Factor, Leptin CT, 94 lb BW, -.4 BW EPD, 1,470 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by SRK Solid 12U, out of a Crystal D Peirce 40P daughter. Sold for $23,000 to Lakeview Ranch, Marwayne, AB & Misty Hills Charolais, Vermilion, AB. Lot 8, JWX DOUBLE DUTY 1005D (Polled/s, 108 lb BW, 967 lb 205 DW, 21.36 REA, 66% LMY, 1,780 lb, 41 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of an SVY Titleist Pld 424P daughter. Sold for $11,500 to Terry Iluk, Glenavon. Lot 15, JWX DETOUR 83D (Homo Polled, Leptin CT, 96 lb BW, 844 lb 205

DW, 1,485 lb, 41 cm), sired by JWX Fifty Shades 706Z, out of a CSS Sir Navigator 37T daughter. Sold for $11,000 to Diamond K Ranch, Maple Creek. Lot 7, JWX DENVER 557D (4th Gen. Polled/s, Leptin TT, 101 lb BW, 874 lb 205 DW, 56 WW EPD, 101 YW EPD, 16.95 REA, 4.7 Marb., 1,500 lb, 39 cm), sired by JWX Boardwalk 65B, out of a KCM Ultimate 144Y daughter. Sold for $10,500 to Downie Lake Colony, Maple Creek. Lot 5, JWX DEAL BREAKER 25D (Homo Polled, 88 lb BW, 962 lb 205 DW, 62 WW EPD, 103 YW EPD, 1,680 lb, 43 cm), sired by LT Sundance 2251 Pld, out of a CSS sir Navigator 37T daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Downie Lake Colony. Lot 6, JWX DEPUTY 306D (Double Polled/s, 99 lb BW, 927 lb 205 DW, 58 WW EPD, 102 YW EPD, 1,630 lb, 44 cm), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a KCM Ultimate 144Y daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Rolston Farms, Delisle. Lot 51, JWX DISTILLERY 312D (99 lb BW, 856 lb 205 DW, 51 WW EPD, 17.4 REA, 1,580 lb, 44 cm), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of an LAE Juice Box 190Y daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Lohse Farm & Ranch Ltd., Beaubier.

Jodi Hawken & Terry Iluk selected a huge ribeye bull

Repeat customer Bryce Weiss bought again for his Diamond K operation

Lee Norheim & Garner Deobald teamed up on the high seller

Nanette & Curtis Turnbull took the second high seller back to Alberta

Rob Murray & Brian Chrisp purchased the third high seller

14th Annual North of the 49th Bull Sale April 3, 2017 • Halbrite, SK Gross Average 16 Two Year Old Bulls $86,150 $5,384 71 3/4 Yearling Bulls 488,600 6,810 87 3/4 Lots

$574,750

$6,550

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock A big crowd filled the Wilgenbusch sale barn with strong front end breeder interest and solid commercial interest throughout. They sold the most bulls they ever have with help from some volume commercial buyers including Douglas Lake Ranching, from BC, who took 17. The quality top to bottom was maybe the best ever and was reflected in the steady prices on through to the end of the sale. Ultrasound measured, Leptin tested and many Homo polled tested bulls gave buyers more information than many sales. High Selling Two Year Old Bull Lot 81, JWX CHARACTER 124C (Double Polled, Homo Red, 101 lb BW, 91 YW EPD, 1,985 lb, 40 cm), sired by SRK Yahtzee 839Y, out of a WKL Terminator 227W daughter. Sold for $7,250 to Frischholz Farms, Minton.

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BEST SALE EVER

Sliding Hills Bull Sale

It took many years but the lid finally came off the crowd and the Weinbenders had their best sale ever. Selling more bulls, the average was up $1,400 from last year. With moderated birth weights and better EPD numbers, the acceptance for this quality offering was intensified. High Selling Bulls SHSH HIGH CLASS 43D (Polled, 102 lb BW, 900 lb WW, 111 YW EPD, 68.1 LMY, 1,425 lb, 40 cm), sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out of a Sparrows Serengeti 521N daughter. Sold for $15,000 to HTA Charolais, Rivers, MB. SHSH ESTRADA 31D (Polled, 89 lb

Lychuk, Kenville, MB. BW, -.8 BW EPD, 925 lb WW, 102 YW EPD, 29 Milk EPD, 1,405 lb, 41 cm), SHSH SURE FIRE 52D (Polled, 108 sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S. lb BW, 825 lb WW, 66.71 LMY, 1,515 Sold for $13,000 to Wood River lb, 38 cm), sired by HVA Realtor Charolais, McCord and Norheim 1010B, out of a DYV SVY Rio 17P Ranching, Saskatoon. daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Paul and SHSH HOMETOWN 25D (Polled, Dee Valstar, Springside. 90 lb BW, -2.4 BW EPD, 885 lb WW, SHSH COOL WATER 56D (Polled, 99 YW EPD, 29 Milk EPD, 1,425 lb), 116 lb BW, 965 lb WW, 66 WW EPD, sired by Winn Mans Lanza 610S, out 117 YW EPD, 1,615 lb, 40 cm), sired by of an LT Long Distance 9001 Pld SHSHS HD 14Y, out of an LT Bluegrass daughter. Sold for $8,500 to 4017 P daughter. Sold for $7,000 to Hawreluik Farms, Sheho. Palmer Charolais, Bladworth. SHSH DRAFT PICK 49D (Homo Polled, 98 lb BW, -2.7 BW EPD, 800 lb WW, 1,320 lb, 38 cm), sired by SHSH HD 14Y, out of an MXS Vermillion 527R daughter. Sold for Murray & Nicole Blake teamed up with Norheim Ranching on the second high seller $7,900 to Marvin

Tanya & Shawn Airey bought the high selling bull

Raelyn Knutson & Clayton Hawreluik bought the third high seller

Sliding Hills Charolais 11th Annual Bull Sale April 13, 2017 • Canora, SK 20 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $131,750 $6,588

Auctioneer: Michael K. Fleury

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Marvin Lychuk took a high seller to Manitoba

Paul Valstar selected a top bull


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TWO YEAR OLDS STRONG

White Cap/Rosso Bull Sale White Cap/Rosso and Howe Red Angus 27th Annual Bull Sale April 5, 2017 • Moose Jaw, SK 41 Two Year Olds 17 Yearling Bulls

Gross Average $264,350 $6,448 65,650 3,861

58 Lots

$330,000

$5,690

Auctioneer: Brent Carey The Howe and Rosso families of Moose Jaw had a great day and a good crowd for this long running video sale. Many repeat customers supported the sale with Rosso Charolais having the strongest sale of their two year old bulls they have ever had. The 32 Red Angus bulls averaged $6,308. High Selling Two Year Old Bulls Lot 37, ROSSO BRONCO 101C (Homo Polled, Leptin CT, 805 lb WW, 1.1 BW EPD, 53 WW EPd, 97 YW EPD, 2,050 lb, 48.5 cm), sired by WMM Arthur 328A, out of a Merit Roundup 9508W daughter. Sold for $9,600 to Stuart Family Farm, Cabri. Lot 15, ROSO CINCH 35C (Homo Polled, 735 lb WW, 1,995 lb, 43 cm), sired by GBR Rambler 78U, out of a Rosso Commander 4R daughter. Sold

for $9,300 to Last Chance Ranch, Maple Creek. Lot 6, ROSSO CHESTER 19C (Homo Polled, Leptin CT, 84.9 CE EPD, .8 BW EPD, 1,910 lb, 42 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of an HBSF Specialist 108U daughter. Sold for $9,250 to Kevin McLaren, Moose Jaw. Lot 5, ROSSO CATALYST 17C (Homo Polled, 705 lb WW, 1,925 lb, 40 cm), sired by Rosso Double Down 8Z, out of an Erixon’s Spitfire 127T daughter. Sold for $9,000 to Kevin McLaren. Lot 24, ROSSO COAL 55C (Polled, .7 BW EPD, 700 lb WW, 9 year old dam, 1,975, 43.5 cm), sired by GBR Rambler 78U, out of a S$ Montana Silver daughter. Sold for $8,500 to Stuart Family Farm. High Selling Yearling Bull Lot 64, WHITECAP DEVOTED 171D (Polled, 97 lb BW, 888 lb 205 DW, 69 WW EPD, 119 YW EPD, 1,465 lb, 40 cm), sired by Silverstream Geddes G102, out of an HBC Everest 914W daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Roy Smith, Parkbeg. Lot 56, WHITECAP DAREDEVIL

Repeat customer Kevin McLaren selected three high selling bulls

Another repeat customer Robbie Stuart bought three top bulls

Freda & Alfred Wakelan added two to their Last Chance Ranch

122D (Polled, 98 lb BW, 855 lb 205 DW, 1,520 lb, 41 cm), sired by Elder’s Banadero 321B, out of an HTA McGarva 608S daughter. Sold for $5,500 to Paisley Brook Grazing Co-op, Big Beaver.

AVERAGE UP $900 WITH MORE BULLS

Rollin’ Acres, Patton, Whiskey Hollow Bull Sale Rollin’ Acres, Patton, Whiskey Hollow 7th Annual Bull Sale March 18, 2017 • Hanover, ON Gross Average 35 Yearling Bulls $241,675 $6,905

Auctioneer: Carl Wright This was the last sale for the Patton Charolais bulls and the Full French interest was strong. This sale has become known across the country for the quality of the French influence. High Selling Bulls Lot 17, PCFL HUSKY 110C (Full French, 97 lb BW, 815 lb WW), sired 62

by SCF You Betcha 94Y, out of a PCFL Amiral 116U daughter. Sold for $22,000 to George McCall, Annan. Consigned by Patton Charolais, Shelburne. Lot 20, PCFL HERNANDO 115C (Full French, 98 lb BW, 774 WW), sired by Desertland Mr Car 257Z, out of a PCFL Vegas 85S daughter. Sold for $13,500 to BZBT Cattle Co., Melanathon; Rollin Acres Charolais, Shelburne & Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Consigned by Patton Charolais. Lot 22, PCFL INDIGO 6D (Full French, 90 lb BW, 774 WW), sired by PCFL El Camino 51Z, out of a PCFL Charolais Banner • May 2017

George McCall bought Casey Wilkie took a the high selling bull high seller to Alberta

Amiral 116U daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Wilkie Charolais, Big Valley, AB. Consigned by Patton Charolais.


MOST BULLS SOLD

Cornerstone Bull Sale Cornerstone “More Bang for Your Buck” Bull & Female Sale April 15, 2017 • Whitewood, SK Gross Average 26 Yearling Bulls $134,450 $5,171 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock A large crowd came out on Easter weekend to select from the quality Charolais offering from Brimner Cattle Co., Manor and Angus offering from WRAZ Red Angus. The 33 Angus bulls averaged $4,711 and 39 open commercial heifers averaged $1,700. The Brimner offering saw solid demand on a very consistent set of bulls with all selling and the most

Shelly & Don Boutin selected a high seller

ever offered. High Selling Bulls Lot 67, BRIMNER BULL 36D (4th Gen. Polled, 89 lb BW, -1.8 BW EPD, 889 lb 205 DW, 50 WW EPD, 1,590 lb, 40 cm), sired by Pleasantdawn Infusion 413A, out of an HBC Encore 834U daughter. Sold for $10,000 to McTavish Farms, Moosomin & Rosso Charolais, Moose Jaw. Lot 66, BRIMNER BULL 94D (3rd Gen. Polled, 93 lb BW, -2.6 BW EPD, 95.3 CE EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,505 lb), sired by Pleasantdawn Infusion 413A, out of an M6 Grid Maker 104 PET daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Sheldon Farms Inc., Alida.

Lot 52, BRIMNER BULL 170D (3rd Gen. Polled, 101 lb BW, -1 BW EPD, 29 Milk EPD, 1,505 lb, 40 cm), sired by Bar J Trojan 68X, out of a Twinbirch Lad 7L daughter. Sold for $8,000 to John Wilson, Wawota. Lot 64, BRIMNER BULL 23D (4th Gen. Polled, 98 lb BW, -1.2 BW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,320 lb, 40 cm), sired by Pleasantdawn Infusion 413A, out of a Bar J Trojan 68X daughter. Sold for $6,500 to Darrell Petterson, Wawota. Lot 77, BRIMNER BULL 181D (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, 108 lb BW, 1,500 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by McTavish Excel 20B, out of a 4-G Riptide 18S daughter. Sold for $6,200 to Brian Perras, Montmartre.

Jared McTavish & Darwin Rosso teamed up on the high seller

Repeat customer John Wilson purchased a high seller

Darrell Petterson consigned some commercial heifers and bought a bull

$16,000 TOP

Cornerview Bull Sale Cornerview Charolais 2nd Annual Bull & Heifer Sale March 25, 2017 • Cobden, ON 17 Yearling Bulls 6 Open Heifers 23 Lots

Gross Average $89,550 $5,270 18,200 3,033 $107,750

$4,685

Auctioneer: Stewart James This is the second year the Coughlins with guest consignor Fondoak Farm had their own sale. Fewer bulls were offered but the prices were higher. High Selling Bulls Lot 12, CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D (Polled, 102 lb BW,

53 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD, 1,484 lb, 41 cm), sired by SVY Monument 159Y, out of a Sparrows Coach 467S daughter. Sold for $16,000 to Sunrise Charolais, Stayner. Lot 9, CORNERVIEW DURANGO 32D (Polled, 85 lb BW, -.1 BW EPD, 50 WW EPD, 94 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 1,676 lb, 39 cm), sired by McTavish Hallelujah 79B, out of a CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Ray Campbell, Forester’s Falls. Lot 11, CORNERVIEW DOYLE 37D (Polled, 88 lb BW, .5 BW EPD, 92 YW EPD, 1,404 lb, 42.5 cm), sired by Sparrows Barlow 254Z, out of an RPJ Pistol 129Y daughter. Sold for $6,500 Charolais Banner • May 2017

Jim & Susan Baker purchased the high selling bull for their Sunrise herd

to Riley Panke, Cobden. Lot 15, CORNERVIEW DUBLIN 53D (Polled, 105 lb BW, 54 WW EPD, 104 YW EPD, 1,530 lb, 38 cm), sired by McTavish Hallelujah 79B, out of a Sparrows Coach 467S daughter. Sold for $6,000 to Donald Dick, Arnprior. 63


Bull Sales in Brief Cattle Capital Bull Sale April 15, 2017 • Ste. Rose, MB Gross Average 8 Yearling Bulls $35,550 $4,444 Williams Lake Bull Sale April 13, 2017 • Williams Lake, BC Gross Average 2 Yearling Bulls $7,800 $3,900 Spirit of the North Bull Sale April 10, 2017 • Spiritwood, SK Gross Average 20 Yearling Bulls $79,050 $3,953 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale April 8, 2017 • Campbellford, ON Gross Average 1 Mature Bull $4,100 $4,100 7 Two Year Old Bulls 35,000 4,500 10 Yearling Bulls 40,000 4,000 18 Lots

$79,100

$4,394

Vanderhoof Bull Sale April 8, 2017 • Vanderhoof, BC Gross Average 3 Two Year Old Bulls $14,800 $4,933 4 Yearling Bulls 13,100 3,275 7 Lots

$27,900

$3,986

Vermilion Charolais Group Bull Sale April 1, 2017 • Vermilion, AB Gross Average 72 Two Year Old Bulls $550,100 $7,640 8 Yearling Bulls 38,250 4,781 80 Lots

$588,350

$7,354

Saunders Charolais Bull Sale April 1, 2017 • Keady, ON Gross Average 29 Yearling Bulls $169,450 $5,843

Poplar Bluff/Twin Anchor Bull Sale March 28, 2017 • Veteran, AB Gross Average 25 Two Year Old Bulls $167,250 $6,690 16 Yearling Bulls 95,450 5,966 41 Lots

$262,700

$6,407

Allanville Farms Bull Sale March 27, 2105 • Tisdale, SK Gross Average 14 Two Year Old Bulls $53,350 $3,810 Tee M Jay Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Ashern, MB Gross Average 38 Yearling Bulls $149,700 $3,940 Lazy S Cattle Co. Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Rimbey, AB Gross Average 10 Two Year Old Bulls $77,950 $7,795 K-Cow Ranch 6th Annual Bull Sale March 25, 2017 • Elk Point, AB Gross Average 7 Two Year Old Bulls $33,000 $4,714 8 Yearling Bulls 33,200 4,150 15 Lots

$66,200

$4,413

Thistle Ridge Bull Sale March 24, 2017 • Taber, AB Gross Average 25 Yearling Bulls $125,900 $5,036 Seven Quarter Circle Charolais & Charmil Ranch Bull Sale March 24, 2017 • Williams Lake, BC Gross Average 7 Two Year Old Bulls $27,450 $3,921 20 Yearling Bulls 64,800 3,240 27 Lots

$92,250

$3,417

Maritime Beef Test Station Sale April 1, 2017 • Nappan, NS Gross Average 16 Yearling Bulls $54,200 $3,388

Alameda Bull Sale March 24, 2017 • Alameda, SK Gross Average 8 Yearling Bulls $29,950 $3,744

Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale April 1, 2017 • Saskatoon, SK Gross Average 19 Two Year Old Bulls$109,900 $5,782

Gilliland Bros. Bull Sale March 21, 2017 • Carievale, SK Gross Average 28 Yearling Bulls $121,950 $4,355

Acadia Ranching Ltd Bull Sale April 1, 2017 • Brooks, AB Gross Average 29 Two Year Old Bulls$192,250 $6,630

Northwest’s Bull Sale March 20, 2017 • North Battleford, SK Gross Average 9 Yearling Bulls $45,000 $5,000

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Grassroots Bull Sale March 20, 2017 • Veteran, AB Gross Average 5 Two Year Old Bulls $39,750 $7,950 21 Yearling Bulls 126,750 6,036 26 Lots

$166,500

$6,404

Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale March 18, 2017 • Moose Jaw, SK Gross Average 2 Two Year Old Bulls $6,000 $3,000 3 Yearling Bulls 10,000 3,333 5 Lots

$16,000

$3,200

Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale March 18, 2017 • Cheneville, QC Gross Average 11 Yearling Bulls $40,600 $3,691 Select Genetics Bull Sale March 18, 2017 • Herbert, SK Gross Average 11 Yearling Bulls $66,000 $6,600 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale March 16, 2017 • Beaverlodge, AB Gross Average 41 Yearling Bulls $223,650 $5,455 McKeary Charolais and Guests Prairie Cove Charolais Bull Sale March 16, 2016 • Brooks, AB Gross Average 1 Mature Bull $7,500 $7,500 14 Two Year Old Bulls 87,750 6,267 30 Yearling Bulls 183,850 6,128 45 Lots

$279,100

$6,202

Harvie Ranching Bull Sale March 14, 2017 • Olds, AB Gross Average 30 Yearling Bulls $167,500 $5,583 Source for Success Bull & Female Sale March 11, 2017 • Indian River, ON Gross Average 2 Yearling Bulls $10,200 $5,100 Northern Impact IV Charolais Bull Sale March 11, 2017 • Clyde, AB Gross Average 29 3/4 Two Year Olds $176,400 $5,928 18 3/4 Yearling Bulls 88,700 4,731 48 1/2 Lots

$258,500

$5,275

Neilson Cattle Company Bull Sale March 10, 2017 • Willowbrook, SK Gross Average 25 Two Year Old Bulls $121,000 $4,840


Northern Classic Bull Sale March 10, 2017 • Grand Prairie, AB Gross Average 12 Yearling Bulls $74,250 $6,187 White Lake Colony Bull Sale March 10, 2017 • Lethbridge, AB Gross Average 25 Two Year Old Bulls $144,950 $5,998 RRTS Charolais Bull Sale March 7, 2015 • Kamloops, BC Gross Average 25 Yearling Bulls $85,000 $3,400 98th Annual Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale March 7, 2017 • Lloydminster, SK Gross Average 6 Two Year Old Bulls $31,800 $5,300 14 Yearling Bulls 54,700 3,907 20 Lots

$86,500

$4,325

Big Johnson Charolais Built Right Bull Sale March 7,2017 • Provost,AB Gross Average 22 Yearling Bulls $149,450 $6,794

South Central Select Charolais Bull Sale March 3, 2017 • Innisfail, AB Gross Average 22 Two Year Old Bulls $125,350 $5,697 86 Yearling Bulls 447,700 5,170

Hill 70 Quantock Bull Sale February 4, 2017 • Lloydminster, AB Gross Average 30 Two Year Old Bulls $226,000 $7,533 31 Yearling Bulls 184,000 5,935

108 Lots

M.C. Quantock Bull Sale January 28, 2017 • Lloydminster, SK Gross Average 50 Two Year Old Bulls $345,250 $6,905

$573,050

$5,306

Saddleridge Charolais/Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale February 22, 2017 • Brooks, AB Gross Average 6 Two Year Old Bulls $43,700 $7,283 24 Yearling Bulls 94,550 3,940 30 Lots

$138,250

$4,608

Denbie Ranch & Guests Myhre Land & Cattle & Bar J Charolais Bull Sale February 11, 2017 • Ste. Rose, MB Gross Average 17 Two Year Old Bulls $81,250 $4,780 8 Yearling Bulls 37,050 4,631 25 Lots

$118,300

$4,732

61 Lots

$410,000

$6,721

Char-Maine Ranching Sale December 16, 2016 • Fort MacLeod, AB Gross Average 24 Two Year Old Bulls $135,500 $5,646 24 Yearling Bulls $183,100 $7,744 48 Lots

$318,600

$6,638

2016 Acadia Colony Bull Sale November 30, 2016 • Oyen,AB Gross Average 23 Long Yearling Bulls $87,900 $3,821 Foat Valley Stock Farm Dispersal Sale December 15, 2016 Innisfail, AB Gross Average 7 Mature Bulls $25,400 $3,629 32 Two Year Old Bulls $113,600 $3,500 39 Lots

$139,050

$3,565

FIRST TIME VIDEO SALE

Cedardale Bull Sale Cedardale Charolais 14th Annual Bull Sale April 15, 2017 • Nestleton, ON Gross Average 29 Yearling Bulls $165,700 $5,700 Auctioneer: Carl Phoenix Cedardale Farms moved to a video sale for their 14th Annual Sale. They held it inside their heated shop which proved to be a good move this year as it was raining outside and they have in the past used a makeshift open air sale ring. Many repeat customers purchased from the quality offering with many bulls selling to purebred herds as well. High Selling Bulls Lot 1, CEDARDALE DELTA 4D (Double Polled, 93 lb BW, -.5 BW EPD, 901 lb 205 DW, 1,575 lb, 43.5 cm), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a Cedardale Winchester 70W daughter. Sold for $10,200 to Balamore Farm

Ltd, Great Village, NS. Lot 29, AGA DALE 2D (Double Polled, 85 lb BW, 975 lb 205 DW, 1,575 lb 43 cm), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794, out of a Cedardale Tyrant 31T daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Swistun Charolais, North Battleford, SK. Lot 19, CEDARDALE DOC HOLIDAY 77D (Homo Polled, 96 lb BW, 859 205 DW, 1,640 lb, 46 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of an LT Wyoming Wind 4020 P daughter. Sold for $7,600 to Hickey Charolais, Ennismore. Lot 14, Cedardale Donaldson 63D (Double Polled, 91 lb BW, .1 BW EPD, 868 205 DW, 1,520 lb, 40.5 cm), sired by Cedardale Zeal 125Z, out of a WDZ Firemaker 6062 daughter. Sold for $7,300 to Joan Horne, Fenlon Falls. Lot 5, Cedardale Durham 14D (Homo Polled, 93 lb BW, -.8 BW EPD, 872 205 DW, 1,625 lb, 42 cm), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a Charolais Banner • May 2017

Joe & Robert Cooper took the high seller to Nova Scotia

Donnie Swistun purchased the second high seller

Emily Bromley added a herdsire to her Foadoak herd

Sparrows Alcatraz 18N daughter. Sold for $6,900 to Foadoak Farms, Renfrew. 65


TOP SELLING BULLS OVER $20,000 IN CANADA • FALL 2016  SPRING 2017 BULL Turnbulls Duty-Free 358D HVA Baron 483D CML Gusto 662D SOS Hooey Pld 127D JWX Diplomat 254D Pro-Char Resistol 57D MVY Direct Deposit 22D Sparrow Amaro 652D HTA Contender 605D Pro-Char Slugger 49D JWX Daytime 1047D Elder's Cracker Jack 13D MAIN Magico Lanza 36D Sparrows Cascade 608D HRJ Dirty Harry 603D KAYR Vindication 418D Pro-Char Tipton 10D Pro-Char Exotic 94D High Bluff Diesel 25D Cedarlea Joe Sakic 19D JWX Durango 911D Sparrow Barbato 643D KAYR Impulse 117D HVA Versailles 871D PCFL Husky 110C HC Detroit 644D Cedarlea Edison 20D SOS Gaucho 139D Beck’s Citation 615D Pro-Char Donaldson 86D

SIRE Pleasant Dawn MVY 316Y High Bluff Bodacious 78B KAYR Velocity 812Z Winn Mans Chavez 826Y Rosso Double Down 8ZZ Sparrows Hombre 449B Whitecap Mr Blade 5B Winn Mans Skaggs 663X RGP Remington 101Y HRJ Widow Maker 12A KAYR Velocity 812Z Elder’s Blackjack 788B LT Lanza 1427 Pld LT Blue Value 7903 ET LT Ledger 0332 P Winn Mans Lanza 610S HRJ Widow Maker 12A Exotic SC SHSH HD 14Y Circle Cee Legend 307A SRK Solid 12U Winn Mans Skaggs 663X KAYR Patent 748B HTA Vega 134Y SCF You Betcha 94Y LT Ledger 0332 P Circle Cee Legend 307A Winn Mans Chavez 826Y Beck’s Bounty 206Z HRJ Widow Maker 12A

SOLD FOR $49,000.00 $40,000.00 $40,000.00 $39,000.00 $35,000.00 $35,000.00 $33,000.00 $30,500.00 $30,000.00 $29,000.00 $28,000.00 $27,000.00 $26,000.00 $25,500.00 $25,000.00 $25,000.00 $25,000 $25,000 $24,000.00 $23,000.00 $23,000.00 $23,000.00 $23,000.00 $22,500.00 $22,000.00 $21,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000.00 $20,000

PURCHASER Palmer Charolais Elder Charolais & Wilgenbusch Charolais White Lake Colony McTavish Farms Norheim Ranching & Cedarlea Farms Twin Anchor Charolais & Letniaks Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais & Doll Charolais Legacy Charolais Steppler Farms Wligenbusch Charolais & Elder Charolais Turnbull Charolais McTavish Farms Pleasant Dawn Charolais Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co. HTA Charolais Peter Heins & Sons Letniaks Charolais Lakeview Ranch & Misty Hills Charolais Horseshoe E Charolais Diamond Zee Ranch Lakeview Ranch & Misty Hills Charolais Diamond W Charolais White Lake Colony & McLeod Livestock Turnbull Charolais George McCall Soderglen Ranches & Circle 7 Charolais Circle 7 Charolais & Soderglen Ranch Hopewell Charolais Fern Charolais, A Sparrow Farms, Pro-Char Charolais Bina Charolais

SOLD BY Turnbull Charolais Palmer Charolais McLeod Livestock Springside Farms Wilgenbusch Charolais Pro-Char Charolais McAvoy Charolais A. Sparrow Farms HTA Charolais Pro-Char Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais Elder Charolais Char-Maine Ranching A. Sparrow Farms Johnson Charolais Kay-R Charolais Pro-Char Charolais Pro-Char Charolais High Bluff Stock Farm Cedarlea Farms Wilgenbusch Charolais A. Sparrow Farms Kay-R Charolais Palmer Charolais Patton Charolais Hunter Charolais Cedarlea Farms Springside Farms Beck Farms Pro-Char Charolais

2017 Spring Bull Sale Summary According to statistics, the 2017 Spring Bull Sales had the second highest overall total gross dollars and third highest overall average in the 36 years the Charolais Banner has been compiling bull sale results. There were 90 sales reporting in 2017, 1 more than 2016, with the overall average slightly down by $528. There were 172 1/6 more lots selling with the overall gross dollars down $566,384. A quick overview shows that of the 81 sales reporting in both 2016 and 2017, 27%

of those sales had an increase in overall average. There were 37 sales grossing more than $200,000 and one sale grossing over $1,000,000. There were 20 sales selling more than 50 lots. Mature bulls were down in average, however 10 more lots sold in 2017. There were 105 3/4 more two-year-old bull lots selling in 2017 with a decrease in average of $598. 70% of the sales with twoyear olds selling had a two-year old average above $5000. There were 58 1/15 more yearling lots

selling in 2017 and the average down a mere $502. 61.5% of all sales with yearlings selling had a yearling average above $5000.

Bull Sale Chart Notes: • Statistics are from fall 2016 sales with more than 5 bulls and spring 2017 bull sales. • No U.S. bull sales are included in the chart. • The sales with fall long-yearlings were treated as two-year-old bulls.

It is the breeders’ responsibility to submit a sale summary to the Charolais Banner office (by fax, email or phone) to ensure that their sale is included in the chart and further statistics. Unless the Charolais Banner office receives a report, no information will be shown for that sale.

Yearling Sales Averaging $6500 plus Sandan Charolais & Springside Farms $10,328 A. Sparrow Farms $9,719 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Charolais $9,219 Pro-Char Bull Sale $9,180 Git’R Done Bull Sale (Cedarlea) $7,939 Palmer - Nielson $7,710

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Char-Maine Ranching Elder Charolais High Country Bull Sale Rollin’ Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow Buffalo Lake Charolais Wilgenbusch Charolais (North of 49th)

$7,629 $7,366 $7,163 $6,905 $6,901 $6,810

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Built Right Bull Sale (Big Johnson) Beck Farms Bull Sale Charolais Power (Footprint Farms) Select Genetics Bull Sale Sliding Hills (Size Matters) Bull Sale

$6,794 $6,622 $6,600 $6,600 $6,588


2017 Charolais Spring Bull Sale Statistics Sales Acadia Colony Charolais Sale Acadia Ranching Ltd. Bull Sale Alameda Bull Sale Allanville Farms Bull Sale Beck Farms Bull Sale Benchmark Bull Sale Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Borderland Cattle Co. Bull Sale Buffalo Lake Charolais Built Right Bull Sale (Big Johnson) Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale Candiac Choice Cattle Capital Bull Sale Cedardale Charolais Char-Maine Ranching Charolais Power (Footprint Farms) Chopper K & Campbell Charolais Cornerstone Annual Sale Cornerview Charolais Bull & Hfr Sale Coyote Flats Daines O'Neill Livestock Bull Sale Denbie Ranch & Guests (Myhre & Bar J) Diamond W Charolais Eastern Select Sale Elder Charolais Family Bull Sale (K-Cow) Family Tradition Bull Sale Ferme Palerme Foat Valley Stock Farm Dispersal Gilliland Bros. Bull Sale Git’R Done Bull Sale (Cedarlea) Grassroots Bull Sale Harvie Ranching Sale HEJ Charolais Sale High Country Bull Sale High Point Bull Sale Hill 70 Quantock Horseshoe E Charolais HTA Charolais & Rammer Hunter Charolais Impact Bull Sale (McAvoy) Jordan River Dispersal Sale Lazy S Cattle Co. Lazy S Charolais Louber Farms Maple Leaf Annual Sale Maritime Test Station Sale Martens Cattle Co. MC Quantock Bull Sale McKeary Charolais & Prairie Cove McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Charolais McTavish Farms & Charla Moore Mutrie/Bar H Bull Sale Neilson Cattle Co. North West Bull Sale Northern Classic Bull Sale Northern Impact IV P & H Ranching Co. Ltd. Palmer - Nielson PIC Bull Sale Pleasant Dawn Poplar Bluff/Twin Anchor Prairie Distinction Bull Sale

MATURE BULLS (no. – average $) 2016 2017

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (no. – average $) 2016 2017 23 - $3,821 29 - $6,630 3 - $6,650 14 - $4,471 3 - $5,833

1 - $5,800

14 - $3,810 5 - $5,850

2 - $3,800 19 - $6,315

3 - $4,000

5 - $3,720

2 - $3,000 6 - $3,575

21 - $8,273 30 - $8,375

24 - $5,646 34 - $7,428

27 - $7,222

40 - $6,933

11 - $5,327 5 - $5,150

17 - $4,780 6 - $5,750 7 - $4,500

26 - $5,660 6 - $8,000

7 - $4,714 8 - $6,875

1 - $4,100

7 - $3,629

5 - $7,900

5 - $7,950

10 - $7,125

12 - $4,908

25 - $8,630 9 - $6,500

30 - $7,533 12 - $6,083

4 - $4,625 3 - $9,750 6 - $6,325

1 - $7,500

32 - $5,944

32 - $5,944

3 - $6,400

8 - $3,744

34 1/2 - $6,312 23 - $4,923 31 1/4 - $5,325 11 - $4,455 37 - $6,255 14 1/2 - $7,803 2 - $3,375

39 3/4 - $6,622 25 - $4,164 26 3/4 - $5,798 12 - $3,166 38 - $6,901 22 - $6,794 3 - $3,333 8 - $3,800 8 - $4,444 29 - $5,700 24 - $7,629 36 - $6,600

27 - $6,450 32 - $7,396 33 - $6,230 14 - $5,332 17 - $5,835 17 - $5,300 25 - $6,652 8 - $5,912 7 - $4,067 28 - $4,025 23 - $6,030 35 3/4 - $7,937 6 - $3,983 32 3/4 - $8,450 14 - $5,364

TOTAL (no. – average $) 2016 2017

26 - $5,171 17 - $5,270 27 - $6,369 8 - $4,631 27 - $4,746 10 - $4,000 37 1/3 - $7,366 8 - $4,150 32 - $6,313 11 - $3,691

6 - $6,525 14 - $4,471 37 1/2 - $6,273 23 - $4,923 31 1/4 - $5,325 13 - $4,354 56 - $6,275 14 1/2 - $7,803 7 - $3,621

27 - $6,450 53 - $7,744 63 - $7,252 14 - $5,332 17 - $5,835 17 - $5,300 52 - $6,948 8 - $5,912 17 - $4,824 33 - $4,198 24 - $6,021 35 3/4 - $7,937 32 - $5,345 38 3/4 - $8,381 14 - $5,364

32 - $3,500 1 - $4,300

3 - $5,983

YEARLINGS (no. – average $) 2016 2017

10 - $7,795

37 - $7,001

32 - $5,978

39 - $7,564 9 - $5,833 1 - $7,700 2 - $4,750 5 - $4,780 20 - $5,780

50 - $6,905 14 - $6,267

23 3/4 - $6,076 57 - $8,802 7 - $7,014

3 - $4,400

41 - $5,800 32 - $5,244 19 - $5,361 16 - $4,734 27 - $6,787 31 - $6,525 39 - $9,263 28 - $4,721 7 - $4,100

25 - $4,840

29 3/4 - $5,928 53 - $7,304 11 - $7,064

1 - $5,000 15 - $6,437

36 - $5,525 43 1/4 - $8,220 20 - $5,870 28 - $6,953 53 - $6,144 40 - $6,675 26 - $5,570 31 - $7,105 56 - $7,233 42 3/4 - $6,485 30 2/3 - $6,906 31 7/20 - $7,501 3 - $5,133

25 - $6,690 11 3/4 - $5,268

6 - $4,841 15 - $6,050 13 - $4,731 33 - $6,041 2 - $4,425 47 - $7,047 40 - $5,210

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28 - $4,355 37 - $5,492 45 - $7,939 43 1/4 - $8,220 21 - $6,036 25 - $6,276 30 - $5,583 28 - $6,953 58 - $4,997 53 - $6,144 41 - $7,163 50 - $6,765 30 - $5,012 26 - $5,570 31 - $5,935 56 - $7,786 53 - $6,142 65 - $7,132 45 1/4 - $5,768 42 3/4 - $6,485 32 1/2 - $6,338 34 2/3 - $6,642 30 - $5,862 33 - $7,126 6 - $7,442 6 - $6,325 41 - $5,455 41 - $5,800 28 3/4 - $4,737 32 - $5,244 16 3/4 - $4,101 56 - $6,445 16 - $3,388 16 - $4,734 32 - $5,877 27 - $6,787 39 - $7,564 30 - $6,125 40 - $6,370 41 1/2 - $9,219 40 - $9,224 27 - $5,622 30 - $4,723 12 - $4,383 20 - $5,780 9 - $5,000 6 - $4,841 12 - $6,187 15 - $6,050 18 3/4 - $4,731 36 3/4 - $5,600 57 - $8,802 35 - $7,710 40 - $6,211 2 - $4,425 52 1/4 - $5,743 48 - $7,004 16 - $5,966 38 - $5,026 55 - $5,545

SALE GROSS (Bulls Only) 2016 2017

23 - $3,821 29 - $6,630 8 - $3,744 14 - $3,810 44 3/4 - $6,536 25 - $4,164 26 3/4 - $5,798 15 - $3,333 38 - $6,901 22 - $6,794 5 - $3,200 14 - $3,704 8 - $4,444 29 - $5,700 48 - $6,638 70 - $7,002 26 - $5,171 17 - $5,270 67 - $6,715 25 - $4,732 33 - $4,928 18 - $4,394 37 1/3 - $7,366 15 - $4,413 40 - $6,425 11 - $3,691 39 - $3,565 28 - $4,355 45 - $7,939 26 - $6,404 30 - $5,583 58 - $4,997 53 - $6,652 30 - $5,012 61 - $6,721 65 - $6,131 45 1/4 - $5,768 32 1/2 - $6,338 30 - $5,862 10 - $7,795 41 - $5,455 28 3/4 - $4,737 51 3/4 - $5,371 16 - $3,388 32 - $5,877 50 - $6,905 45 - $6,202 41 1/2 - $9,219 30 - $5,500 25 - $4,840 9 - $5,000 12 - $6,187 48 1/2 - $5,275 53 - $7,304 46 - $7,555 52 1/4 - $5,743 41 - $6,407 49 3/4 - $5,083

$190,200 $39,150 $62,600 $235,250 $113,250 $166,400 $56,600 $351,450 $113,150 $25,350

$175,200 $410,450 $456,900 $74,650 $99,200 $90,100 $361,300 $47,300 $82,000 $138,550 $144,500 $283,750 $171,050 $324,750 $75,100 $203,200 $355,500 $156,900 $194,700 $325,650 $338,250 $144,800 $436,000 $463,550 $277,250 $230,250 $235,150 $44,650 $38,950 $237,800 $167,800 $360,900 $75,700 $183,250 $292,250 $254,800 $368,950 $141,700 $52,600 $115,600 $29,050 $90,750 $205,800 $501,600 $248,450 $8,850 $336,200 $304,950

$87,900 $192,250 $29,950 $53,350 $292,500 $104,100 $155,100 $50,000 $262,250 $149,450 $16,000 $51,850 $35,550 $165,700 $318,600 $490,150 $134,450 $89,550 $450,000 $118,300 $162,650 $79,100 $275,000 $66,200 $257,000 $40,600 $139,050 $121,950 $357,250 $166,500 $167,500 $289,850 $352,600 $150,400 $410,000 $398,500 $261,000 $206,000 $175,850 $77,950 $223,650 $136,200 $277,950 $54,200 $188,050 $345,250 $279,100 $382,600 $165,000 $121,000 $45,000 $74,250 $265,050 $387,100 $347,550 $300,050 $262,700 $252,900

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2017 Charolais Spring Bull Sale Statistics Sales Pride of the Prairies Pro-Char Bull Sale Rainalta & Guests (Dispersal) Ranaman Ranch & Parklane Charolais Rawes Ranches Reese Cattle Co. Rollin Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow RRTS (Valley Bull Sale) Saddleridge Charolais/Kaiser Cattle Sandan Charolais & Springside Farms Saunders Bull Sale Select Genetics Bull Sale Seven Quarter Circle & Charmil Ranch Sliding Hills (Size Matters) Bull Sale A. Sparrow Farms Soderglen Select Bull Sale Source for Success South Central AB Breeders Spirit of the North Bull Sale Steppler Farms Tee M Jay Thistle Ridge Bull Sale Top Cut Bull Sale Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Transcons Mountain View Tri-N & Guests Vanderhoof Bull Sale Vermilion Charolais Group Vikse's Tip The Scale Bull Sale White Cap/Rosso White Lake Colony Wilgenbusch Charolais (North of 49th) Wilkie Charolais Williams Lake Bull Sale Wrangler Made Bull Sale LOTS - Average Gross $

MATURE BULLS (no. – average $) 2016 2017

TWO-YEAR-OLDS (no. – average $) 2016 2017 6 - $5,100 8 - $7,493

6 - $5,300 3 - $6,250

157 - $7,723

148 - $7,471

2 - $7,400

YEARLINGS (no. – average $) 2016 2017 13 - $4,508 50 - $8,085 22 - $6,282 21 - $4,373 39 - $5,423 29 - $6,003

26 - $5,606 3 - $3,633

6 - $7,283 23 - $7,424

36 3/4 - $9,415 25 - $5,728 10 - $6,750

7 - $3,921 16 - $5,188 52 1/2 - $13,995

4 - $6,625 30 - $8,558 23 - $5,932

22 - $5,697

11 - $5,818

20 - $5,253

1 - $5,000 14 - $5,750 16 - $5,671

1 - $5,000 19 - $5,782

2 - $5,375 87 - $6,589 43 - $6,053 23 - $7,832 17 - $6,159

4 - $8,763 $35,050

14 - $4,986 $69,800

13 - $7,154 933 - $6,958 $6,450,931

1 - $3,750 3 - $4,933 72 - $7,640 8 - $6,181 41 - $6,448 25 - $5,998 16 - $5,384 27 - $6,201 10 - $6,205 1,039 - $6,360 $6,604,650

3 - $5,283 85 - $6,063 23 - $5,500 55 - $5,459 31 - $3,935 35 - $4,683 33 - $4,038 10 - $7,180 31 - $7,429 5 - $4,840 10 - $5,700 26 - $6,140 19 - $5,389 57 3/4 - $8,868 5 - $4,000 32 - $7,186 2,120 - $6,489 $13,754,398

TOTAL (no. – average $) 2016 2017

14 - $3,907 58 - $9,180 2 - $4,375

19 - $4,695 58 - $8,003 22 - $6,282 21 - $4,373 157 - $7,723 39 - $5,423 29 - $6,003

31 - $5,522 35 - $6,905 25 - $3,400 24 - $3,940 36 1/2 - $10,328 63 3/4 - $7,566 29 - $5,843 28 - $5,146 11 - $6,600 10 - $6,750 20 - $3,240 20 - $6,588 16 - $5,188 58 - $9,719 56 1/2 - $13,473 30 - $8,558 2 - $5,100 3 - $5,283 86 - $5,170 108 - $6,035 20 - $3,953 23 - $5,500 57 - $4,875 66 - $5,519 38 - $3,940 31 - $3,935 25 - $5,036 35 - $4,683 31 - $4,540 34 - $4,066 14 - $5,750 26 - $6,251 29 - $5,972 31 - $7,429 4 - $3,275 7 - $4,993 8 - $4,781 97 - $6,497 36 - $6,454 26 - $6,140 17 - $3,861 62 - $5,850 23 - $7,832 71 3/4 - $6,810 74 3/4 - $8,252 2 - $3,900 46 - $6,469 2,178 - $5,987 $13,039,075

5 - $4,000 45 - $7,177 3,058 - $6,631

SALE GROSS (Bulls Only) 2016 2017

20 - $4,325 61 - $9,036 4 - $5,888

$89,200 $86,500 $464,200 $551,200 $138,200 $23,550 $91,850 148 - $7,471 $1,212,500 $1,105,700 31 - $5,522 $211,500 $171,200 35 - $6,905 $174,100 $241,675 25 - $3,400 $85,000 30 - $4,608 $138,250 59 1/2 - $9,205 $482,359 $547,750 29 - $5,843 $154,100 $169,450 11 - $6,600 $67,500 $66,000 27 - $3,417 $92,250 20 - $6,588 $83,000 $131,750 58 - $9,719 $761,250 $563,750 $256,750 2 - $5,100 $15,850 $10,200 108 - $5,306 $651,800 $573,050 20 - $3,953 $126,500 $79,050 77 - $4,973 $364,250 $382,950 38 - $3,940 $122,000 $149,700 25 - $5,036 $163,900 $125,900 32 - $4,555 $138,250 $145,750 19 - $5,782 $80,500 $109,900 $162,550 30 - $5,898 $230,300 $176,950 7 - $3,986 $34,950 $27,900 80 - $7,354 $630,250 $588,350 44 - $6,264 $159,650 $275,650 58 - $5,690 $362,700 $330,000 25 - $5,998 $180,150 $144,950 87 3/4 - $6,550 $616,850 $574,750 27 - $6,201 $167,450 2 - $3,900 $20,000 $7,800 56 - $6,422 $322,950 $359,650 3,230 - $6,103 $20,279,909 $19,713,525

Sales Selling 50 plus lots Rawes Ranches South Central AB Breeders Wilgenbusch Charolais (North of 49th) Vermilion Charolais Group Steppler Farms Charolais Power (Footprint Farms) Coyote Flats

148 108 87 ¾ 80 77 70 67

Horseshoe E Charolais Pro-Char Bull Sale Hill 70 Quantock Sandan Charolais & Springside Farms A. Sparrow Farms HEJ Charolais Sale White Cap/Rosso

65 61 61 59 ½ 58 58 58

McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Charolais Wrangler Made Bull Sale Git'R Done Bull Sale (Cedarlea) High Country Bull Sale Palmer - Nielson MC Quantock Bull Sale White Cap/Rosso Char-Maine Ranching Pleasant Dawn Beck Farms Bull Sale HEJ Charolais Sale McKeary Charolais & Prairie Cove Maple Leaf Annual Sale

$382,600 $359,650 $357,250 $352,600 $347,550 $345,250 $330,000 $318,600 $300,050 $292,500 $289,850 $279,100 $277,950

Wrangler Made Bull Sale High Country Bull Sale P & H Ranching Co. Ltd. Pleasant Dawn Maple Leaf Annual Sale MC Quantock Bull Sale

56 53 53 52¼ 51¾ 50

Sales Grossing $200,000 plus Rawes Ranches $1,105,700 Vermilion Charolais Group $588,350 Wilgenbusch Charolais (N of 49th) $574,750 South Central AB Breeders $573,050 A. Sparrow Farms $563,750 Pro-Char Bull Sale $551,200 Sandan Charolais & Springside Farms $547,750 Charolais Power (Footprint Farms) $490,150 Coyote Flats $450,000 Hill 70 Quantock $410,000 Horseshoe E Charolais $398,500 P & H Ranching Co. Ltd. $387,100 Steppler Farms $382,950

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Vikse's Tip The Scale Bull Sale Elder Charolais Northern Impact IV Poplar Bluff/Twin Anchor Buffalo Lake Charolais HTA Charolais & Rammer Family Tradition Bull Sale Prairie Distinction Bull Sale Rollin Acres/Patton/Whiskey Hollow Lazy S Charolais Hunter Charolais

$275,650 $275,000 $265,050 $262,700 $262,250 $261,000 $257,000 $252,900 $241,675 $223,650 $206,000


36 Year (1982-2017) Charolais Bull Sale Trends Year

# of Sales

MATURE BULLS No. Average

TWO-YEAR-OLDS No. Average

YEARLINGS No. Average

TOTAL LOTS No. Average

SALE GROSS

2017

90

14

$4,986

1039

$6,360

2178

$5,987

3230

$6,103 $19,713,525

2016

89

4

$8,763

932 3/4

$6,958

2119 23/30

$6,489

3058 1/6

$6,631 $20,279,909

2015

82

4

$45,938

854 1/2

$7,210

2082 5/12

$6,298

2940 11/12

$6,617 $19,459,300

2014

76

2 3/4

$3,727

827 1/2

$5,033

1854 1/4

$4,591

2684 1/2

$4,730 $12,698,800

2013

77

8 1/6

$10,445

765 1/2

$4,457

1813 1/12

$3,916

2586 1/2

$4,095 $10,591,900

2012

77

2

$4,650

667 1/2

$4,921

1876 5/6

$4,282

2537 1/3

$4,435 $11,252,175

2011

68

3

$2,833

645

$3,881

1652 1/2

$3,592

2300 1/2

$3,672

$8,445,975

2010

69

8

$4,050

546 5/12

$3,227

1597 1/4

$3,092

2151 2/3

$3,130

$6,734,050

2009

70

1

$4,000

606

$3,288 1552 13/60

$3,223

2158 13/60

$3,242

$6,999,675

2008

68

3

$5,783

565 1/2

$3,076

1495 7/12

$2,905

2072 4/5

$2,933

$6,079,275

2007

65

4 1/2

$5,011

544 3/4

$3,330

1433 7/10

$2,820

1983 19/20

$2,964

$5,879,625

2006

66

4

$2,988

557

$3,101

1277 11/12

$2,930

1838 11/12

$2,982

$5,483,175

2005

64

3

$2,400

644 1/2

$2,858

1088 5/12

$2,657

1735 11/12

$2,739

$4,754,928

2004

67

3

$2,367

589

$2,427

1159 1/2

$2,390

1751 1/2

$2,403

$4,208,325

2003

69

3

$3,583

799 3/4

$2,968

1389

$2,826

2202 5/6

$2,877

$6,338,363

2002

76

9

$3,161

961

$3,204

1667 5/6

$3,095

2637 5/6

$3,114

$8,215,407

2001

71

11

$3,391

1084

$3,596

1801

$3,087

2896 1/12

$3,272

$9,476,325

2000

73

3

$3,467

971

$3,216

1521 1/4

$2,752

2495 1/4

$2,935

$7,323,043

1999

61

9

$3,092

928

$2,851

1325 1/2

$2,486

2262 1/2

$2,638

$5,968,094

1998

66

10

$3,445

912

$2,884

1545 1/4

$2,534

2467 1/4

$2,667

$6,580,454

1997

62

13 1/4

$4,925

1038 3/4

$2,756

1383 1/2

$2,503

2434 1/2

$2,624

$6,388,423

1996

73

11 1/4

$3,053

1091

$2,436

1587 2/3

$2,338

2682 11/12

$2,381

$6,386,758

1995

76

11

$3,152

1139

$2,901

2019 1/3

$2,521

3169 1/3

$2,660

$8,429,677

1994

77

16

$2,734

1287

$3,122

1487 1/4

$2,872

3084 1/4

$2,884

$8,893,468

1993

87

14

$3,043

1337

$2,736

1773

$2,479

3294

$2,593

$8,543,440

1992

81

31

$2,889

1382 1/4

$2,577

1503

$2,255

3151 1/4

$2,396

$7,550,565

1991

78

11

$2,543

1325 1/4

$2,592

1482 1/4

$2,296

2936 1/4

$2,500

$7,340,941

1990

71

22

$2,645

1315 3/4

$2,839

1407 1/2

$2,408

2745 1/4

$2,616

$7,181,960

1989

65

12 1/2

$3,304

1335 1/8

$2,817

1167 7/8

$2,484

2574 1/2

$2,662

$6,854,090

1988

60

22

$3,040

1179

$2,943

1154

$2,468

2354

$2,742

$6,453,080

1987

52

21

$3,154

1286

$2,572

880

$2,284

2223

$2,513

$5,586,000

1986

46

32

$2,150

1212

$2,396

664

$2,019

1941

$2,314

$4,491,650

1985

52

39

$2,642

1141

$2,302

714

$1,889

2399 3/4

$2,201

$5,280,900

1984

44

37

$2,098

1112 1/2

$2,633

671 1/4

$2,121

1829 1/2

$2,521

$4,611,675

1983

38

20 1/2

$2,832

857

$2,739

398

$2,391

1122 1/3

$2,473

$3,686,050

1982

27

15

$2,898

714 1/4

$2,203

224

$2,066

1,391 3/4

$2,648

$2,775,600

Two Year Old Sales Averaging $6500 plus Grassroots Bull Sale Lazy S Cattle Co. Vermilion Charolais Group Hill 70 Quantock Rawes Ranches

$7,950 $7,795 $7,640 $7,533 $7,471

Charolais Power (Footprint Farms) Sandan Charolais & Springside Farms P & H Ranching Co. Ltd. Saddleridge Charolais/Kaiser Cattle Palmer - Nielson

$7,428 $7,424 $7,304 $7,283 $7,064

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Coyote Flats MC Quantock Bull Sale Family Tradition Bull Sale Poplar Bluff/Twin Anchor Acadia Ranching Ltd. Bull Sale

$6,933 $6,905 $6,875 $6,690 $6,630

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

2017 Conference & Show Courtney Black, 2017 Conference & Show President

I hope everyone is getting excited for the summer show season, as well as our annual CCYA conference! This summer the 2017 youth conference will be in be Barrie, Ontario from August 2-5, and together the National Board and Ontario Planning Committee are very excited to welcome both new and returning members. Barrie is approximately one hour from Toronto, so for anyone interested in staying for more than the conference, there is definitely no shortage of things to go do and see! Toronto is home to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Canada’s Wonderland, and of course the Toronto Blue Jays, who are playing a number of games in August that are always fun to go and check out. The Pearson International Airport in Toronto is the closest to Barrie, so for those who need transportation from the airport, CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching w.ching476@gmail.com Treasurer: Courtney Black cblack04@mail.uoguelph.ca Secretary: Tomina Jackson tomina.jackson@gmail.com

please inform Billie-Jo Saunders of your travel itinerary. Her contact information is listed on the attached registration form. Also, West Jet has provided the CCYA with a 10% off coupon for anyone to use who is flying in or out of Toronto. They do have certain blackout dates which are August 3-5 and 7-8, so those attending the conference are encouraged to take advantage of this offer while it is available! Coupon code for the CCYA is: GQHNVWE and the link to complete a booking with this discount code is: www.westjet.com/guest/en/ deals/promo-code/generic- 3.shtml In terms of accommodations, our committee has arranged two hotels for members to stay at which are the Holiday Inn at 506 Bryne Dr., the closest to the grounds, and the Best Western at 35 Hart Dr., which is only slightly farther. Both hotels have pools and are no more than an 8-10 minute drive from the fair grounds where the conference will be held. We’re also Director: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Director: Megan McLeod rmegan.mcleod@usask.ca Director: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca 2016 CCYA Conference & Show Executive President: Courtney Black cblack04@mail.uoguelph.ca

fortunate to be having it in Barrie this year because the EssaAgriplex, the location of the conference, is brand new and we are super happy to be able to host the conference at such a nice venue! We are very excited about all that this year’s conference will have to offer, as well as all of the exciting things that our committee has planned for the members. If anyone has any further questions about the conference or competitions involved, please don’t hesitate to ask anyone from the Ontario planning committee. Just a reminder to everyone that the registration entries have to be sent in by June 1st! The Ontario Planning Committee is extremely excited to be organizing this event, and we cannot wait to see our Charolais youth, both the new faces and the returning competitors. Hope to see everyone in Barrie!

Secretary: Tayler Aldcorn Treasurer: Sarah Wyville CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth | suzannetylersmyth@gmail.com ON: Billie-Jo Saunders | dbjsaunders@gmail.com MB: Donna Jackson | Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

If Charolais influenced animals do well at 4-H regionals near you, please send us the information and a picture so we can share the news!

Email charolaisbanner@gmail.com or call 306.584.7937

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Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference & Show August 2nd to 5th, 2017 • Essa Agriplex, Barrie, ON AGENDA

ACCOMMODATIONS

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 12:00 - 8:00 ..........................................Cattle begin to arrive WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2 8:00 - 1:00 ..................Cattle Arrive/Weigh-In/Registration *Please arrive before 1:00 p.m. 12:00 - 1:00 ....................................................................Lunch 1:00 - 4:00 ..........................Intro Meeting/Educational Quiz 4:00 - 5:00 ......................................................................Chores 5:00 - 6:00......................................................................Supper 6:00 ........................................................Welcome and Mixer THURSDAY, AUGUST 3 8:00 - 9:00 ..................Breakfast/Morning Announcements 9:00 - 12:00 ..............................................Individual Judging 12:00 - 1:00 ....................................................................Lunch 1:00 - 4:00 ..........................Team Judging/Team Marketing 4:00 - 4:30 ......................................................................Chores 5:00 ........................................................Keep & Cull/Supper FRIDAY, AUGUST 4 8:00 - 9:00 ..................Breakfast/Morning Announcements 9:00 - 9:30 ..........................................................Group Photo 9:30 - 11:30 ......................................................Showmanship 11:30 - 12:30 ................................Grooming Demonstration 12:30 - 1:30 ....................................................................Lunch 1:30 - 4:30 ..............Team Grooming/Individual Marketing 4:30 - 5:00 ......................................................................Chores 4:30 - 5:00 ..............................................Provincial Meetings 5:00 ................................................................................Supper SATURDAY, AUGUST 5 8:30 - 9:30 ..................Breakfast/Morning Announcements 10:00 - 11:00 ......................................Team Grooming Finals 11:15 - 12:00 ....................................................................AGM 12:00 - 12:45 ..................................................................Lunch 12:45 - 1:00 ..............................................Closing Ceremony 1:30 - 4:00..........................................................Conformation 4:30 - 5:00 ........................................Chores/Cattle Released 6:30........................................Banquet & Awards Ceremony

Holiday Inn, Barrie, ON....................................(705) 725-1002 506 Bryne Drive • Room Rate $139.99/night + tax Best Western, Barrie, ON ..................................(705) 721-4848 35 Hart Dr, Barrie ON • Room Rate $132.99/night + tax Block Name - CCYA 2017

TRANSPORTATION Pearson International Airport in Toronto is 1 hour away from Barrie, ON. Please inform Billie-Jo Saunders of your travel itinerary if you are flying into Toronto so transportation can be arranged if needed. For more information contact: Billie-Jo Saunders • C: 519-379-5405 E: dbjsaunders@gmail.com

West Jet has provided the CCYA with a 10% off coupon for anyone to use who is flying in or out of Toronto. They do have certain blackout dates which are August 3-5 and 7-8, so those attending the conference are encouraged to take advantage of this offer while it is available! Coupon code for the CCYA is: GQHNVWE and the link to complete a booking with this discount code is: www.westjet.com/guest/en/ deals/promo-code/ generic- 3.shtml

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CCYA 2017 CONFERENCE & SHOW OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FORM Name: ____________________________________________________________________ Birthdate: Address: ____________________________________________________________ Town:

____________________

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Postal Code: __________ Email: __________________________________________________ Tel: ______________________ # of Conferences Attended: ______ Allergies (asthma, dietary restrictions, etc.) ____________________________________ Individual Marketing Competition – Juniors only have a choice between: (Check One)  Individual Marketing  Magazine Ad or  Radio Ad (time and materials will be provided) or  Individual Selling Team Event (choose one)  Team Selling or  Team Judging T- Shirt Size: Youth (Circle one) XS, S, M, L, XL or Adult (Circle one) XS, S, M, L, XL Mail entries by June 1st to: Billie-Jo Saunders, 725246 Sideroad 22A, RR# 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 E: dbjsaunders@gmail.com • Make cheques payable to CCYA 2017 Livestock Registration Do you want your family as one herdsman group or in mixed groups?  One Group  Mixed Groups Class

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CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION CODE OF CONDUCT The Canadian Charolais Youth Association strives to promote respectful behavior in all areas of its Conference and Show by youth participants and parents.Both the participant and their parents/guardian must sign this form prior to the youth participating in any Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show. As a participating youth in the Canadian Charolais Youth Association I agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct: 1. Offer constructive support of my fellow participants. 2. Show appreciation of good work by competitors. 3. As a visitor to conference/show facilities and motel/hotel, respect the property and regulations of the host facility/motel. 4. Recognize the integrity of the judges and officials and respect the difficulty of their decisions and accept their decisions with good sportsmanship. 5. Respect the feelings of all participants and the efforts made by all. 6. Learn at least one new skill during the course of the conference/show. 7. Express thanks to organizing members, sponsors, and officials for helping to present the Conference and Show. 8. By word and deed, offer leadership to new conference/show members. 9. Refrain from using alcohol or drugs during the entire time of the Conference and Show. I UNDERSTAND THAT IF I DO NOT COMPLY IN ANY WAY WITH THE ABOVE CODE OF CONDUCT, THAT I WILL FORFEIT ANY PRIZES/AWARDS I MAY HAVE EARNED, AND I WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE CONFERENCE AND SHOW.I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE SUSPENDED FROM ATTENDING THE FOLLOWING YEAR’S SHOW AND CONFERENCE. MY REINSTATEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SHOW/CONFERENCE WILL BE REVIEWED BY THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS/THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE.

YOUTH PARTICIPANT Date ______________________________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________________ Print Name of Participant ____________________________________________ AS PARENT(S)/GUARDIAN(S) OF THE YOUTH PARTICIPANT, I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE RULES AND BY MY SIGNATURE, AM IN AGREEMENT WITH THIS CODE OF CONDUCT. PARENT/GUARDIAN 1 Date ______________________________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________________ Print name ________________________________________________________ PARENT/GUARDIAN 2 Date ______________________________________________________________ Signature __________________________________________________________

LIVESTOCK FEE @ $20/ANIMAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION *CCYA MEMBERSHIP @ $40/EACH ADULT REGISTRATION @ $150/INDIVIDUAL TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

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Adult Registration $150 – Children under 5 FREE Name:____________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ Name:____________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ Adults & Guests will have the opportunity to sign up for various activities or volunteer positions at the youth registration booth. * Separate cheque required for CCYA Membership ($40.00) payable to CCYA

INSTRUCTIONS • All youth members attending the show are required to pay their annual CCYA membership of $15.75 which funds the semi-annual newsletter, purchase incentive program, leadership scholarship and essay competition. Please enclose a separate cheque for this amount payable to the Canadian Charolais Youth Association (CCYA). • Animals can be borrowed from a family who does not have a participating youth member, but ONLY ONE (1) animal can be registered per participating member. • Members showing animals owned by them, their family, or a family with a participating youth member can enter multiple animals. • List each entry separately. • Additional livestock entries can be submitted on a separate sheet of paper. • Photocopies of livestock registration papers must accompany entry form. • Please note the changes to this year's rules and regulations and make sure that you have met all of the requirements. • A signed Code of Conduct must accompany all youth member registrations, absence of the signed form will render youth member ineligible to partake in the Conference & Show. • Registration fee is $150 per youth. This includes merchandise, meals for Tuesday lunch through Friday night Banquet and all competitions except the cattle show. Registration fee for Adults includes all meals and banquet ticket. • First-time participants will receive a $50 rebate from the CCYA after the conference, but should pay the full registration amount. • Cheques should be made payable to Canadian Charolais Youth Association.

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The Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show • COMPETITION AND SHOW RULES AND REGULATIONS COMPETITION RULES 1. Entry: The Canadian Charolais Youth Association (CCYA) show and Conference is open to all youth members in Canada or foreign countries who are registered members of their respective associations. Canadian members must have paid their $20.00 active membership fee to the CCYA by January 1 ($40.00 after January 1) or their $25 active membership fee to the CCA to be able to participate in the conference (see http://youth.charolais.com/membership for more information). CCYA members may include their $40.00 membership fee with their application form for the Conference and Show. Registration for the Conference enters the youth members in all competitions. First time Conference participants will receive a $50 rebate of their registration fees. 2. Ages :The age division for the competitions will be: Junior: 12 and under; Intermediates: 13-16 years; Seniors; 17-21 years, as of January 1 of the current year. 3. Photography Competition: The photography competition is open to all participants. The photograph must be taken by the youth member exhibiting it. Photos should depict the purebred or commercial Charolais industry. Points will be awarded on clarity, quality, originality and relationship to the Charolais industry. Presentation and/or framing is not permitted. Photos must not be larger than 8” X 10”. Bring your photo entry to the conference and enter when you register. Only one photo per exhibitor will be accepted. Pictures entered in past competitions will not be accepted. 4. Art Competition: The art competition is open to all participants. All artwork must be done by the youth submitting it. The artwork must depict something directly related to the Charolais industry. It cannot contain photographs. Any medium may be used: pencil, crayon, pastel, paint, fabric, wood, clay, etc. Originality is the key. Presentation and/or framing are encouraged but no points are awarded on this basis. Artwork must be brought to the conference and entered when you register. Only one entry per exhibitor will be accepted. The highest placing between photography and artwork competitions will be used in aggregate and scholarship points. Artwork entered in past competitions will not be accepted. 5. Showmanship Competition: The showmanship competition will be divided into the three age categories. Animals will be made available for participants not exhibiting in conformation. If the youth have their own animal, it must be used for the competition. Showmanship will be a non-fit/dry-brush competition; animals that have been fitted will not be allowed to be used for the competition. The assigned ring marshal’s decision will be final. Split up members in a random fashion so that ages are mixed. Top ten will be selected from each age group no matter on which split they are in. 6. Team Grooming Competition: The team grooming competition will be twenty minutes in length. Teams of two or three members from the same age group will be arbitrarily made prior to the show. Yearling heifers will be used exclusively for the competition. Junior members will be allowed to use calves. Heifers are to be washed and clipped prior to the competition but dressing prior to commencement will result in disqualification. Teams will be evaluated on the use of equipment, knowledge, skill, involvement, final appearance and presentation of the heifer. Teams will have an additional 5 minutes per team to touch up the original animal in the show ring. The use of unethical or artificial fitting practices will result in immediate disqualification and under no circumstances will be tolerated. Details can be decided at the discretion of the organizing committee. 7. Team Selling/Judging Competition: All participants will choose between team marketing and team judging. This will be chosen at the time of registration. Teams will be made up of two members who are in the same age category. Teams will be made prior to the conference, but the committee reserves the right to modify teams based on actual attendance. a.Team Selling. Each team will have approximately 5-7 minutes to sell a product or service to a prospective buyer. Teams will be judged on knowledge, enthusiasm, group cooperation/involvement, and overall ability to convince and sell. b.Team Judging The hosting province has the authority to choose if one or two classes will be judged. If expected to judge two classes, in the first class one team member will be responsible for the ring-person duties and the other will place the class and give a set of oral reasons to the audience. In the second class the team members will alternate positions. 8. Individual Marketing: Individual marketing evaluates participant’s ability to promote a product (or service). Time is given at the conference; participants are not permitted to use/submit materials in advance. c. Junior: Individuals are given a choice of individual selling, or developing promotional item - one of: a radio ad, or a magazine ad. Tape recorders and art supplies will be provided for the ads. Forty-five (45) minutes will be given for individuals to prepare their marketing campaign. d. Intermediate: Participants will be required to compare and critique two advertisements of the same medium, and will be judged on logic and effectiveness. Participants will be judged in originality, and content. Forty-five (45) minutes will be given for individuals to complete their questionnaire. e. Senior: Individuals will be required to develop a marketing plan for a specific scenario. The product/service will be selected by the organising committee prior to the conference. A set of questions will be provided as a template for the plan, as well as necessary background information. Forty-five (45) minutes will be given for individuals to prepare their marketing plan. Plans will be submitted in writing and will be judged on logic, clarity, creativity and originality, and effectiveness. For Intermediates and Seniors the top 5 participants, based on their written marketing piece, may be asked to return and given a face-to-face sales pitch to the judge. 9. Keep and Cull Competition: Participants will compete individually and learn the basics of keeping females in the herd on the criteria of past performance and appearance. Members will be given EPD’s and a farm based scenario according to the competitors age category, as developed by the judge prior to competition, and will be expected to select three females from a pen of five. A class will be held by the judge prior to the competition to explain the fundamentals of EPD’s and what the industry is looking for in today’s producing animals. Members will have one hour to complete the class and seniors are expected to help juniors complete their card. Judge and conference committee are expected to clarify expectations of keep and cull card before the competition. 10. Judging Competition: Members will compete individually and will judge classes of steers, females, and bull calves. Junior participants will be expected to complete written reasons on three classes and oral reasons on one class, as determined by the organizing committee. The time limit for each class will be 20 minutes. The Intermediate and Senior participants will complete the same classes and be required to submit placing cards as well as complete oral reasons on all three classes. For the 2016 Conference, members will follow the expectations of Summer Synergy. 11. Oral Reasons: Members will compete individually by presenting their oral reasons on previously judged steers, yearling heifers or bull calves. Junior members will only complete one set of reasons on a chosen class. Only junior members will be allowed to refer to their judging cards while giving their oral presentation. There will be a time limit of two minutes. 12. Herdsmanship Competition: The organising committee will group youth exhibiting with those youth without cattle at the Conference and Show. This allows for juniors without cattle to help those with cattle and to meet new people. All members are encouraged to help keep their alley swept and clean and to help one another out. Teams will be limited to a maximum of six members and will be made by organisers according to the youth members’ experience/age and the number of animals to be cared for by the team. A select group of unknown judges will be monitoring the activities of the participants and will compare notes to pick the winners. All families with cattle will be in the same herdsman group unless notified by the families that this is unwanted.

Farm signs will not be permitted. 13. The Grant Moffat Memorial Ambassador Award: Members will be evaluated on the helpfulness, willingness, encouragement, spirit, and general attitude towards the conference and fellow participants. A select group of unknown judges will be monitoring the activities of the participants and will compare notes to pick the winners. Members will be evaluated in their respective age categories. A ballot will be filled out by CCYA members attending the Conference and Show and will also be used in the judging process. 14. Education Awards: Education award monies will be awarded on an overall point basis at the conference and show. Eligibility requirements are listed in the CCYA Policies and Procedures, section 21. The amount of education award monies will be $1800, with $1000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd and $300 for 3rd place, based on the breakdown of the following competitions: Judging & Oral reasons 35%, Ambassador 20%, Showmanship 10%, Photography or Art (best of) 5%, Keep & Cull 10%, Individual Marketing 15%, Essay Competition 5%. 15. Aggregate Competition: Juniors: Points will be awarded as follows: photography/art – best 5%, judging 25%, showmanship 10%, herdsmanship 5%, individual marketing 10%, team marketing or team judging 10%, keep/cull 5%, ambassador 10%, team grooming 10%, oral reasons 5% and 5% for bringing cattle. Intermediates & Seniors: Points will be awarded as follows: photography/art – best 5%, judging 30%, showmanship 10%, herdsmanship 5%, individual marketing 10%, team marketing or team judging 10%, keep/cull 5%, ambassador 10%, team grooming 10%, and 5% for bringing cattle. The first and second place winners in each division will be awarded belt buckles to recognise their accomplishments. Additional monies may be awarded at the discretion of the Conference and Show organising committee. 16. Conformation Classes Offered: I. PUREBRED a. Bull Calf born in 2017 b. Heifer Calf born in 2017 c. Yearling Heifer born in 2016 d. Female born in 2015 with natural 2017 calf e. Female born in 2014 or previous with natural 2017 calf f. Champion & Reserve Purebred Female (top 2 animals from classes I (b-e)) II. COMMERCIAL (50% Charolais or visible Charolais cross a. Male Calf born in 2017 b. Heifer Calf born in 2017 c. Yearling Heifer born in 2016 d. Female born in 2015 with natural 2017 calf e. Female born in 2014 or previous with natural 2017 calf f. Champion & Reserve Commercial Female (top 2 animals from classes II(a-d)) III. SPECIAL CLASSES a. Market steer (50% Charolais or visible Charolais cross) Entry deadline is June 1, 2017 and no entries postmarked after this date will be accepted. 17. Prizes: All prizes and placings will be announced only at the banquet on the final night, with the exception of conformation. CONFERENCE AND SHOW REGULATIONS 1. Absolutely NO parent/adult participation will be allowed. Barn bosses and ambassador volunteers will be monitoring the barn, wash rack, and tie-out areas at all times. Any parent/adult participation may result in a deduction of aggregate and scholarship points from the youth member in question. Senior members are encouraged to help the junior members. This includes the set-up and take-down of the stall. 2. All purebred animals entered must be registered with the CCA. Crossbred heifers do not need to be registered. Calves should be registered and must be tattooed by show day. No tattooing will be permitted on the grounds. Original registration certificates must accompany purebred cattle to the show, including all calves. Tattoos will be checked upon arrival. 3. Members showing animals that are owned by them or their family can enter as many head as they choose, keeping in mind that they are responsible for showing their entries. Members who cannot bring their own cattle but wish to enter the conformation show may enter an animal belonging to another Charolais breeder. However, members entering cattle not owned by them or their family are limited to only one entry. 4. Animals must be shown by the youth member entering them unless more than one entry is in the class. 5. There is no limit placed on the number of entries per class, however, the youth will be responsible for finding other youth to help them show. 6. The entry fee is $15 per class. Calves may be split off cows, but in the case of a pair that goes on to the finale, the heifer calves will be ineligible to be shown in the heifer calf division. 7. Classes will be determined after the entry deadline and will contain approximately eight to ten animals. 8. All animals are expected to be broke to lead. If in a case where the animal in question poses a threat to the safety of the other participants, the owner will be asked to remove the animal from the show barn. The Barn Boss will have final say. 9. A bedding base will be provided to all participants. Exhibitors will be responsible for their own feed for the duration of the conference. Night tie-outs will be available, as well as pens for nurse cows. 10. For all CCYA members the consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited on show grounds or during any show activities. Failure to comply with this rule will result in immediate disqualification and removal from the remainder of the Conference and Show. 11. Unethical fitting practices are not allowed in any of the competitions. This includes the use of artificial tail heads, and artificial fillers such as stomach filling; unless deemed necessary by a veterinarian. 12. Surgical alterations are not permitted on any animal being exhibited, unless a valid veterinarian certificate is produced that explains the reason for them. 13. All participants are expected to participate in all events, unless illness forces them out of competition. Youth not participating in all events will lose aggregate and scholarship points. Any youth that chooses not to participate in all events may be disqualified from all competitions and show, and forfeit any prizes or awards that they may have otherwise earned. 14. The show shirt is expected to be worn for conformation, showmanship and team grooming. Name tags are to be worn at all times. 15. The hosting CCYA Conference and Show Organizing Committee, Agricultural Society, or any of the show advisors or volunteers is not responsible for loss, injury or accident to animals, property or humans for the duration of the Conference and Show. 16. First time participants will receive a $50 rebate from the CCYA National Board after the conference, but should pay the full registration amount for the conference. 17. By submitting the attached entry form and signing the Code of Conduct, the youth member agrees to abide by all the above rules and regulations for the competitions and the cattle show. A group of adult advisors, including the Youth Coordinator have been appointed by the hosting Conference and Show Organizing Committee to enforce the rules and regulations. The hosting CCYA Conference and Show Organizing Committee has the power to, at any time, intervene to settle disputes or clarify the rules.

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WE ALL NEED A LAUGH

Road Tales Ron Kletzel

In 1981, I flew out of Chicago to Indianapolis for the Indiana State Fair Charolais Show. I had purchased a young bull from Chuck Druin of Canada Coal in Kentucky and wanted to see how the bull was progressing. About ten minutes before departure I ducked into the Rest Room where I came across a boarding ticket – destination Indy as well, in the name of a Tim Richmond – and turned it in at the desk. We were a little late taking off, with a young man scurrying aboard at the last minute. After we took off a Stewardess came up to me and said Tim Richmond had requested I join him in First Class. After he introduced himself he explained that I had “saved his bacon”, saying he had a crucial meeting with sponsors the next morning and that he raced cars for a living. He had misplaced his ticket and was rushing down to the first level to purchase another as this was the last flight into Indy, when he was paged back to departure as a result of my turning in his ticket. Arriving in Indianapolis he insisted he drive me to my hotel and then partake in a few “pops” in the lounge. The next day Chuck Druin informed me Tim Richmond had been the 1980 80

NASCAR Rookie of the Year at the Indy 500 Race, finishing ninth. And I thought the ladies were coming over to the table because of me the night before! The next day I got to the fair shortly before the show started. Rather than trying to see the cattle before the show I sat down and visited with Jane and Dennis Adams, of New Mexico. Dennis was judging the show and I had recently visited their Charolais operation. Dennis would go out and place a class, Jane and I would continue visiting, then Dennis would rejoin us ringside. Bulls were judged first and it was looking like Chuck was going to have a good day. He had noticed that I was there and after winning a second class of bulls, he motioned me to follow him out. Seems I had to show one of his class winners in the championships. After showing I just stayed out at the entrance to the ring, my favorite place to be, visiting with fitters and herdsmen I had come to know over the years. And then it happened: A young African-American boy of about 8 or 10 wandered up and started watching the show. He was obviously from the city, killing time at the fair. He finally asked what this was all about, and I briefly tried to Charolais Banner • May 2017

explain what was going on. Then it hit me, a chance to play a prank on Dennis while he was judging. Having explained what was happening and pointing out Dennis to the boy, I told him that Dennis needed some help. Others joined in, and once convinced, the young guy wandered up to Dennis in the ring. At first Dennis didn’t really realize what was taking place, but if he went to the end of the line his “assistant” followed behind. Anywhere he went, he was followed. By the end of the class, with the crowd now roaring, Dennis realized what was going on. When he joined Jane ringside at the end of the class his little “assistant” sat down with them. For the next 2 classes Dennis was followed by his little shadow, but now Dennis was starting to talk to the boy while “THEY” were judging. Later he told us that he would ask the young boy if the boy agreed with the way he placed the cattle. This went on for three classes, people were coming from the barns to watch it, and the crowd was lovin’ it. Now bored, the little boy just wandered off. All the time this was taking place the Charolais Journal Rep. was taking pictures – and guess what – the film was ruined, so he says. To this day I suspect Dennis not only got the last laugh but also the film.


IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events May 28-June 3 World Charolais Technical Conference, Monterrey, Mexico June 9 & 10 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon (SK) Inn June 30 Alberta Charolais Summer Tour around Stettler, AB

July 30 Saskatchewan Charolais Association Annual General Meeting & Pen Show, Moose Jaw, SK August 2-6 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Barrie, ON August 15-17 Canadian Beef Industry Conference, BMO Centre on Stampede Park, Calgary, AB

July 22 Manitoba Charolais Association Annual General Meeting and Pen Show, 1:00 p.m., Myhre Land & Cattle, Dauphin, MB

October 14 Autumn Prestige Sale, 6:30 p.m., Hoard’s Station, Campbellford, ON October 21 Uppin’ the Ante Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auction, Hanover, ON October 26 & 27 Canadian National Charolais Show and Sale, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

September 1 & 2 Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show, Herbert (SK) Rodeo Grounds

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Advertisers Index Alberta Charolais Association .............................7

Foat Valley Stock Farm .....................................75

P & H Ranching Co...........................................76

Amabec Charolais ............................................77

Footprint Farms ...............................................75

Packer Charolais...............................................78

Annuroc Charolais............................................77

Future Farms ....................................................75

Palmer Charolais .........................................43,79

B Bar D Charolais .............................................77

Gerrard Cattle Co.............................................75

Parklane Charolais............................................76

Baker Farms .....................................................77

Gilliland Bros. Charolais....................................79

Patton Charolais...............................................78

Bar H Charolais ................................................78

Good Anchor Charolais ....................................75

Phillips Farms....................................................79

Bar Punch Ranch ..............................................75

H.S. Knill Company Ltd.....................................74

Pleasant Dawn Charolais .............................47,77

Beck Farms..................................................25,78

Happy Haven Charolais ....................................76

Potter Charolais................................................78

BeRich Farms...................................................75

Harcourt Charolais ......................................51,79

Prairie Cove Consulting ....................................74

Blackbern Charolais..........................................77

Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.............................76

Prairie Gold Charolais .......................................79

BoJan Enterprises ............................................78

Harvie Ranching ..............................................75

ProChar Charolais ...........................................76

Borderland Cattle Co........................................78

HEJ Charolais ..................................................75

Qualman Charolais ..........................................79

BovaTech Ltd. .................................................74

Herdbook of Mexico...........................................5

Raffan, Don......................................................74

Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..................................74

Hicks Charolais.................................................77

Rawes Ranches.................................................76

Bricney Stock Farms..........................................78

High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................76

Rebuild with Steel ............................................74

Bridor Charolais................................................77

Holk Charolais..................................................75

Reeleder, Andrew.............................................74

Brimner Cattle Company ..................................78

Hopewell Charolais .....................................51,79

Reykdal Farms Charolais ...................................77

Buffalo Lake Charolais .....................................75

Horseshoe E Charolais ......................................79

Rollin' Acres Charolais ......................................78

By Livestock......................................................19

HTA Charolais Farm ....................................49,77

Rosso Charolais ................................................79

Canadian Beef Industry Conference....................9

Hunter Charolais .......................................77,IBC

Royale Charolais...............................................78

Canadian Charolais Association........................11

JMB Charolais .................................................77

RRTS Charolais .................................................76

Carey, Brent .....................................................74

Johnson Charolais ............................................75

Saddleridge Farming Co. ..................................76

Cedardale Charolais .........................................77

Johnstone Auction ...........................................74

SanDan Charolais Farms ...................................76

Cedarlea Farms ...........................................57,78

Kaiser Cattle Co. ..............................................75

Saskatchewan Charolais Association............11,13

Charla Moore Farms.........................................78

Kanewischer, Jerry............................................74

Saunders Charolais...........................................78

CharMaine Ranching.......................................75

KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. .............................29,75

Scarth Cattle Co...............................................77

Charolais Journal..............................................74

KCH Charolais..................................................76

Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co.............................79

Chartop Charolais ............................................79

Kirlene Cattle ...................................................77

Sharodon Farms ...............................................78

Charworth Charolais Farms ..............................75

La Ferme Patry de Weedon...............................78

Skeels, Danny...................................................74

Chomiak Charolais ..........................................75

Land O' Lakes Charolais ...................................77

Sliding Hills Charolais ..................................61,79

Circle Cee Charolais Farms ...............................75

Langstaff Charolais...........................................77

Southview Farms ..............................................78

Cline Cattle Co.................................................76

Laurel Creek Ranch ..........................................79

A. Sparrow Farms ............................................IFC

Cockburn Farms ...............................................77

Leemar Charolais..............................................75

Springside Farms ..............................................76

Cougar Hill Ranch ............................................79

Legacy Charolais ..............................................23

Spruce View Charolais......................................76

Coyote Flats Charolais ......................................75

LEJ Charolais ....................................................77

Stephen Charolais Farm....................................79

Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co.........................79

LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch.........................80

Steppler Farms Ltd. ....................................IFC,77

C2 Charolais ....................................................76

M & L Cattle Co. ..............................................77

Stock, Mark......................................................74

DavisRairdan ...................................................74

Mack's Charolais ..............................................78

Stockmen's Insurance.......................................75

Defoort Stock Farm ..........................................76

Manitoba Charolais Association........................19

Sugarloaf Charolais ..........................................76

Demarah Farms ................................................79

Maple Leaf Charolais........................................76

Sunrise Charolais..............................................78

Diamond W Charolais ......................................79

Martens Cattle Co............................................79

T Bar C Cattle Co. ............................................75

Dorran, Ryan ....................................................74

Martens Charolais ............................................77

Temple Farms...................................................79

Double P Stock Farms.......................................76

McAvoy Charolais Farm...............................51,79

Thistle Ridge Ranch ..........................................76

Dubuc Charolais...............................................78

McKay Charolais ..............................................77

Transcon Livestock Corp...................................75

DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle ....................77

McKeary Charolais ...........................................76

TriN Charolais .................................................77

Eaton Charolais ................................................80

McLeod Livestock .............................................74

Turnbull Charolais .......................................35,76

Edge, Dean ......................................................74

McTavish Farms................................................79

Western Litho...................................................75

Elder Charolais Farms ..................................53,79

Medonte Charolais...........................................78

Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company .....................78

Ericson Livestock Services .................................74

Miller Land & Livestock.....................................78

White Cap Charolais ........................................79

Ferme Palerme .................................................78

Murphy Livestock .............................................76

WhiteWater Livestock.......................................78

Fischer Charolais ..............................................75

Mutrie Farms....................................................79

Wilgenbusch Charolais .............................80,OBC

Flat Valley Cattle Co. ........................................75

Myhre Land and Cattle.....................................77

Wilkie Ranch ....................................................76

Fleury, Michael .................................................74

Nahachewsky Charolais....................................79

Wood River Charolais ......................................80

Flewelling, Craig...............................................74

Norheim Ranching............................................74

Wrangler Charolais...........................................76

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