The Gelbvieh Guide Summer 2022

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SUMMER 2022 • VOLUME 32 • ISSUE 2

In this issue...

President’s Report Office Memo Gelbvieh Association of AB/BC News Man/Sask Gelbvieh Assoc. News Sale Results Coming Events Advertiser Index

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Advertising Deadlines/ Publication Dates

Feature articles... The Entire Family at JLM Farms is Hooked on Gelbvieh CGA Scholarship Winner Avary Hickman Children Play a Big Role in Family Farm The Milne Families - Four Generations of Gelbvieh Gelbvieh - Moderate Mature Cow Size in Research Data Theres Nothing Like a Gelbvieh Cow Culling Decisions Vaccination Necessary for Cow/Calf Herds Succession Planning Concerns A Different Pathway to Performance

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Fall - September 1 / October 1 - Commercial Issue Spring - January 1 / February 1 - Herd Sire Issue Summer - May 1 / June 1 - Member Directory

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CANADIAN GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION 5160 Skyline Way N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1 Phone: (403) 250-8640 Fax: (403) 291-5624 Email: gelbvieh@gelbvieh.ca

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Provincial Association Representatives to the CGA Board of Directors Gelbvieh Association of Alberta/BC

CANADIAN GELBVIEH A S S O C I AT I O N

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Directors

President - Darrell Hickman RR#1 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 780-581-4510 darrell.ddhickman@gmail.com

Secretary: Olivia Koziak RR 1, Starr, AB T0B 4E0 780-835-0264 olivia.koziak@outlook.com

President

James Jasper Box 24 Hartney, MB R0M 0X0 Phone: 431-740-5443 jsjlivestock@gmail.com Vice President

Bev Milne

Man-Sask Gelbvieh Association Representative - Cynthia Wirgau Box 25 Narcisse, MB R0C 2H0 204.278.3255 maplegrovegelbvieh@gmail.com

President - Ian Thackeray Box 1002 Weyburn, SK S4H 2L0 306-861-7687 tgfis@sasktel.net

Box 1573 Fairview, AB Phone: 780-835-2645 milneranch@live.ca

Cody Girling 515 - 6 Avenue Dunmore, AB T1B 0J9 403-928-1923

Don Okell Box 627 Duchess, AB T0J 0Z0 Phone: 403-378-4898 Fax: 403-378-4894 jenty@eidnet.org

Eddie Marsman 25032 Twp. Rd. 274, Red Deer County, AB T0M 0V0 403-588-1400 eddie@ hillsdowncontractingltd.onmicrosoft.com

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CGA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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James Jasper

s I sit down to write this, I am watching the last of the snow melt from my yard. The grass is greening and the trees are budding. Winter has stayed entirely too long! I have talked to producers across the west and it sounds like most, if not all, are in a good situation when it comes to moisture. With some heat the pastures should take off and we can all take a break from feeding for a few months! Looking back at the bull sale season, it was quite evident, there is a strong demand for Gelbvieh genetics. One of the largest reasons for that is the quality of cattle put on offer. I looked through many sales this spring and the standards for a breeding bull, carried by the membership, are second to none. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those that have completed their Whole Herd Assessment. Herd assessments are the association's main source of income and are used to pay for our registry system, our EPD's, our excellent and efficient CEO, as well as advertising and sponsorship. In conversations I have received some feedback on the timing of the assessment. The assessment date is in line with when a majority of our large annual expenses are due and allows the board to form a budget for the year. I recognize that the timing gives early calving guys an advantage, as they can pull a cow out if she loses a calf. The reality is, we all decide, individually, when to let the bulls go and no date is going to suit everyone. In my situation, I am assessing cows that are raising their first calf and I have no idea if they are even going to have another one, so I get it. Another concern is the cost of the Whole Herd Assessment. I am the first to complain when this bill comes due, but we have checked with other breeds and the cost to members is at the lower end of average. As you are aware, this year marks 50 years of Gelbvieh in

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Canada. I want to start by recognizing all those that came before me, that saw the value in this breed and were willing to take a chance. The CGA in partnership with the provincial breed associations have events planned throughout the summer and fall to mark the occasion, and I hope to catch up with many of you at these events. The first is the National Junior Show on July 22-24 in Stettler, Alberta. Special thanks goes out to the GAA/BC for organizing the event. We have a very strong group of Juniors in our breed and there is a special focus on the future of the Canadian Junior program, so Juniors, get your projects ready and come with ideas on how to improve the program going forward. Lastly, I have a short personal Gelbvieh story you might enjoy. My eighty-two year old neighbor and landlord, trailered his fall calves to my place to be castrated and vaccinated. He is formerly a large Charolais breeder in the area. He is one of those guys that had always given me a hard time about my Gelbvieh. While we were processing his calves, my son was complimenting him on some stout buckskin calves. He kicked the dirt around a bit, then said to me, "Remember when your bull got in with my cows?" It turns out that 3 years ago, when old Crush had run out of cows, he headed to the neighbors. He liked one of the Gelbvieh cross calves so much he kept him for a bull, and now over half the calves we were processing were one quarter Gelbvieh! I made sure to inform him about our orange tag program before he loaded them back up! Have a great summer and I look forward to seeing many of you in Stettler.


CGA OFFICE MEMO

Sarah Van Schothorst

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CEO

he 50th Anniversary plans are well underway. It is an exciting time for Canadian Gelbvieh Association members. We have been working away at promoting the breed and the events that we have planned. Check out the May issues of AB Beef magazine and Beef in BC magazine for specials on the Gelbvieh breed and producers using Gelbvieh genetics! The history book is printing as we speak and we look forward to getting that out to the people who have pre-ordered. You can still order a history book by contacting the CGA office. The first merchandise order was also made May 12th. Once those items are received they will be sent out to those who have ordered. Another order will be made in late summer/early fall to receive in time for fall events. Belt buckles have been sent out in a steady stream! Make sure to order your limited edition belt buckle and get the number of your choice. Buckles #1 and #50 will be on auction at the 50th anniversary fall banquet in Regina, SK on December 1st. The banquet will be will be held at the Royal Hotel by Wyndam in Regina. This is the hotel that we have booked our block of rooms with in the past. We have reserved many rooms at a rate of $119 / night, with breakfast included daily. Please make sure to book early. The deadline for booking is October 30. The GAA/BC alongside the Juniors have been working hard to plan the National Junior Gelbvieh Show being held in Stettler, AB from July 21-24. It is going to be a special event with a banquet planned for July 23. Also being held is a Facebook fundraiser auction to support the junior show and future

annual events. Donations of any kind are welcome as well as sponsorships for the show. Donations can be made out to the Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association and sent to the office. The second half of herd assessments will be billed on July 4 for those with herds over 30 head. Update of the Female Foundation Project We are going to be working on creating the DNA request box for this project. Please let Sarah know that you want to be enrolled in the project before making the DNA requests on your females. The Docility scoring portion of this project has been moved to starting in the fall season with preg checking. This will be more convenient for members when handling their animals and we will also collect the fertility data at the same time. As we look toward the next 50 years it is projects like these that collect the hard data to prove the benefits of the breed. Docility, reproductive efficiency and female qualities that this breed has to offer are profitable traits and are becoming more and more important in the industry. A reminder that this project will take place over the next 3 to 4 years so you are not required to DNA all your females at one time, you can spread it out over the 3 to 4 year period. I hope that everyone has had a good calving season and that adequate moisture is received by all.

Exciting Fall Events • The National Gelbvieh show November 30 • The National Gelbvieh sale December 1st • CGA AGM December 1st • 50th Anniversary banquet December 1st

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Association News

By Darrel Hickman, President

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hope this finds each of you with green grass growing and Spring well under way! I would like to congratulate all of the breeders on a successful bull sale season and here’s hoping 2022 keeps improving for all of us. As we roll into summer, keep an eye on those developing calves and select a couple of great options to consign to the Wish List this year. It is a huge year to celebrate all things Gelbvieh, and I would like to encourage everyone to attend the events being planned to enjoy the comradery. The celebrations start off with what we believe to be an event like no other! The 50th celebration banquet and Canadian National Junior Show scheduled this July in Stettler is going to be memorable! Make sure to book your rooms or stop by for the day and enjoy good food, company and encourage the youth that will carry us the next 50 years. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to drop me a line @ Darrell.ddhickman@gmail.com or a call at 780.581.4510 and we can make sure to include you! I wish everyone the best weather conditions, enjoyable time with family and friends, and many memories made this summer!

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Association News

By Cynthia Wirgau

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ere we are with some breeders still struggling with dry conditions, and others are over saturated. We are all waiting for the sun to come out and get seeding under way. Either way, we are all working together to help the breed move forward and celebrate 50 years of Gelbvieh in Canada. Congratulations to everyone on a successful bull sale season. Mother Nature was not always cooperative with some events, but we got through them. Overby Stock Farm (Neil and Deanne) are excited to be hosting the Man-Sask Gelbvieh Field Day on August 13 at their farm at Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba beginning at noon. Pasture tours and entertainment. Fun for all ages! Please see the ad in this issue for more details. We hope to see you there! The National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show and Sale will be held at Agribition. Please contact Ian Thackeray or Dean Hurlburt if you are interested in consigning. All sale animals are to be DNA parent verified. 4-H Leaders are reminded to contact Cynthia Wirgau (204-

886-7683) or Maureen Tubman (306-730-7822) for tokens. Members who show an animal that is Gelbvieh influenced will receive a token. Feel free to send us pictures and results, so that we can share on our Facebook page. We also sponsored a few Junior shows this spring. Good luck to all the youth involved in these events. Nominations for Purebred and Commercial Breeders of the year must be submitted by Sept 15. Please send your nominations to Brett Spray or Ryan Zalinko This years Donation heifer has been generously donated by Overby Stock Farm. Tickets will be sold, and a winner will be drawn at the National Sale at Agribition. If you are interested in sponsoring a class at Agribition or entering the Sweetheart Gelbvieh Heifer Classic, please contact Cynthia or Maureen. Hope to see you all down the road this summer at the various events.

SUCCESS in

BUSINESS Twin View Livestock, Aaron Birch and Joe Barnett, was recently recognized by the Moose Jaw and District Chamber of Commerce as Agriculture and AgriBusiness of the Year. Twin View was also selected from over 100 nominations by an anonymous panel of third party judges as Business of the Year. Business components such as marketing, customer service, entrepreneurial spirit and environmental sustainability were considered in the selection process.

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Thursday December 1, 2022 at 8:00am to 10:00am, Regina, Saskatchewan We have booked Meeting Room 2 on the Canadian Western Agribition Grounds, Regina, SK. The meeting will also be online for those unable to attend in person. The office will be in touch with these details. We have reserved a block of 70 rooms at the Royal Executive Hotel by Wyndam. The room rate is $119/night including daily breakfast. • 50 of these check in November 30 and check out December 2 • 20 of these check in beginning of the week and check out end of the week

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The CGA Constitution may be amended at any General meeting of the Association by affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present, but no amendment shall be valid until approved by the Minister of Agriculture of Canada and filed at the Department of Agriculture of Canada.

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Notice of all proposed amendments shall be signed by two members in good standing and submitted to the Association at least forty five days in advance of a General Meeting and they shall be included in the Notice calling such meeting, otherwise the meeting shall have no power to deal with the same.

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The Meeting has only power to deal with the Article and selection as stated in the Notice calling such Meeting.

Members wishing to submit amendments to the Constitution are requested to forward some to the Association in accordance with the above. Please include addressed of mover and seconder. All amendments to the Constitution must reach the Association office by Oct. 16, 2022 in order to be included in the Notice of Meeting. Copies of the Constitution are available from the CGA office on request.

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NOVEMBER 16-17, 2022 STETTLER AG SOCIETY, STETTLER, AB TO BE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE GELBVIEH WISH LIST SALE

$400 MEMBERSHIP Provides the member with one voting card, the chance to win the Futurity Champion Bull and draw down prizes. Draw down prizes will include but will not be limited to cash value vouchers to purchase animals from any Bull Futurity Member either privately or from a sale.

$200 PER BULL ENTRY FEE RULES

Only Futurity Members are eligible to enter bulls.

· Eligible bulls must be born after January 1st of the previous year (2021). · Bulls will only be allowed to enter the Futurity once. · Members entering bulls must be the registered owner of their futurity entries by August 1, 2022. · All bulls must be CGA or AGA registered PC88, Purebred or Fullblood. · All bulls must have complete parent verification on file with the CGA or AGA by Monday November 14th, 2022 to compete. The Bull Futurity will guarantee results for all proper DNA samples submitted to CGA or AGA prior to October 1, 2022. All samples received after October 1st will not have guaranteed results. · All bulls will be tattoo checked and weighed at the event. · All bulls will be videod and made available on-line. · The Bull Futurity will supply a program with applicable information and stall cards that must be displayed. All additional promotional information will be the responsibility and left to the discretion of each member. · Exhibitor of the Futurity Champion will not be eligible to win their own bull. · Members receive 1 voting card per membership. · On-line voting will be available for members who are unable to attend the event, there will be no proxy voting. · Futurity Champion will receive up to $15,000 payout. · All breeders entering bulls will be required to sign futurity contracts stating that the bulls are virgin bulls (never bred cows or been collected). In the event their bull wins they must be willing to give up ownership, full possession and semen interest. · The Futurity Winner has the option to collect in herd use only semen from the Futurity Champion. They may not sell this semen or use to breed cows that they do not own. · Ownership of the Bull Futurity Champion is assumed by the Draw Winner and the prize money paid to the Futurity Winner when the Bull passes a breeding soundness evaluation or if the Draw Winner chooses to take Ownership before that. Until Ownership is assumed the care of the Futurity Bull is the responsibility of the Futurity Winner. The Futurity Winner cannot use the Bull for natural breeding without the permission of the Draw Winner. All further guarantees on the Futurity Champion are the responsibility and at the discretion of the Futurity. · The Draw Winner has the option to sell the Futurity Champion in the Gelbvieh Wish List Sale. The Draw Winner has the option to sell the Futurity Champion at any time after they assume ownership of the Futurity Champion. · Purchase of insurance on the Futurity Champion is up to the discretion and/or responsibility of either the Futurity Winner or Draw Winner. · The Draw Winner has the option to sell the Futurity Champion in the Gelbvieh Wish List Sale. The Draw Winner has the option to sell the Futurity Champion at any time after they assume ownership of the Futurity Champion.

For further information contact:

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have been involved with the Gelbvieh breed since I was born. I am part of the third generation in my family to own and breed Gelbvieh’s. Helping to take care of the cattle, market, and pick the genetics for every animal on the farm. As my herd starts to grow, I also grow my skills and abilities for marketing, and picking genetics. Growing up I showed with my parents starting when I was only 6 years old. From the time I was a young girl I have been working with cows at home, as well as at the shows. Early mornings, and late nights have been spent feeding cows, checking cows, and working cows all for the dream of owning my own farm once I return home from Oklahoma; from school. Even at the young age of 17 I have been fortunate enough to have started my own small herd of 8 females. Showing with my parents was a great way to start into the business for showing. I have now gone to Farmfair International as my own exhibitor, even paying for the trip myself in 2019 when I was lucky to also win Senior Champion Aggregate. Not only have I shown at the larger industry shows across Canada and the US, but I have also shown in 4-H for 9 years only having Gelbvieh and Balancers in my strings. Although the showing and networking is a lot of fun, it is not the most important part. In order to have successful marketing ability you must have something people want. Genetics are not always an easy thing to decipher and chose. Helping my parents at a young age decide what to breed which cows to was often a hard thing, but also something that could have great reward. I was unaware just what my parents were teaching me, in helping pick which cows went with which bull’s verses who we AI’ed. Picking genetics is not an easy thing, it has lasting impacts on what the calves will look like, and who will want to buy them. Marketing is a skill that takes time to master. I am nowhere near a master, however I am slowly learning and getting better at making the decisions. Even after the genetic decisions have been made and the calves are born, they have to be marketed properly to gain their highest level of profit; you must go out and market each and every calf. This past year I posted all the photos of our bulls and helped market the yearlings for sale. I have always had an interest in marketing and a pretty good hand for anything technology. This is coming in handy as time goes on and marketing is moving from newspaper to digital. I have helped with the digital but also the face-to-face marketing of talking to people. Sometimes the best marketing is taking calves out to have the public eye see them. Over the years of helping on the farm I have been able to help take care of the cows. I have been helping my parents every step of the way. Working with my parents has taught me how to take care of mine when the day comes, I can go out and start my own farm separate from my parents. This is also the reasoning all tying into why I chose the major of Animal Science and Communications. Gelbvieh guide • Summer 2022 • Page 17


Amber and Hailey Spray with their 4-H projects on Triple S Cattle Co. at Hazel Dell, Sask.

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riple S Cattle was first registered to represent Brett Spray, his father and brother’s operation. But the name now works just as well for Brett and Krystal’s three daughters, who are living and loving the farm life in eastcentral Saskatchewan. “This is what I wanted — to raise my family on a farm,” said Krystal, who grew up on an acreage near Wakaw, Sask. The Sprays moved to their farm just outside the tiny community of Hazel Dell in 2008, about eight kilometres from Brett’s parents. They have a purebred Gelbvieh herd of about 70 cows and another 130 commercial cows. In mid-April, seven Speckle Parks, a “retirement” project for Brett’s dad Brian, arrived. Amber, 13, Hailey, 10, and Rebecca, eight, all have 4-H animals on the go. It’s calving season and seeding isn’t far off. “It’s just busy all the time,” Krystal said. They wouldn’t have it any other way. Brett and Krystal didn’t participate in 4-H when they were growing up, so now they are learning about clipping, showing and judging along with their daughters. They intend to participate in Canadian Western Agribition this fall for the first time for the experience and to get exposure for the Triple S name. They are proud of the knowledge their girls are gaining through the Kelvington 4-H Beef club. “Amber picked out both our new bulls,” said Brett. “I know the genetics and she has a really good eye for cattle.” She also recently won the intermediate category in the 4-H provincial public speaking competition. The Sprays have had commercial Gelbvieh since 1993 when they bought the first bull to complement Brian Spray’s Charolais cows. For years, Brett worked off the farm on natural gas pipelines and a chance stop one day in 2003 at an Alberta farm led him to buy four open Gelbvieh heifers to start a purebred herd. Three years later, he bought a dispersal of 17 and in 2008


another dispersal of 25 cow-calf pairs. He and Krystal met around the same time — in a bar, the old-fashioned way, she says — and that year they bought six quarters, including their home quarter. “Between 1999 and 2008 we bought 15 quarters of land,” Brett said of the original Triple S team. “We bought my brother out about 10 years ago.” He said because two of the three of them were usually working off the farm with a road construction company they were able to finance their purchases and do the work required with the cattle. Then, Brian had a stroke and changes had to be made. “We had to get the cattle here,” Brett said. Now the bulls spend their off-seasons at his parents’ and the large herd is at Hazel Dell. For the last seven years, Brett has been on the farm full-time. He is the Brett, left, Hailey, Amber, Rebecca & Krystal Spray on the family farm. rural municipality’s representative to enjoy seeing the younger generation learn the old favourites like the Agricultural Producers Association of Saskatchewan and is the schottische and the two-step. Most importantly, she said, nearly finished a term with the organization’s mentorship protheir daughters are getting daily hands-on experience at the gram. “I’ve learned the importance of a strong lobby group for farm. farmers,” he said. “We’re a non-partisan group. No matter who is in government we put forward what concerns farmers have.” Reprinted with permission from the Western Producer Climate change and environmental issues are top of mind at the government level and Brett said it’s the same for producers because it’s in their best interests. “Margins are so slim, the soil and land are all you have to work with,” he explained. He said many of the representatives and board members are younger farmers and represent the future of farming. They need to be involved in organizations that work for them. In his area, there are a number of third or fourth generation farmers who are expanding farms or taking over from their parents. “Agriculture is more attractive now than it was in the ’90s when the big money in oil was the way to go,” he said. Even last year’s drought was felt a little less around the Spray farm, where they received some timely rains to pull them through. They seed 900 to 1,000 acres each year and silage between 100 and 200 acres depending on the year. Last year, they put up an extra 40 acres to be on the safe side. This year’s project will be to finish a corral expansion in the yard. The purebreds start calving at the beginning of February and the commercials begin around the end of March. Brett said this suits them in terms of barn space and manpower. They sell bulls directly off the farm. Calves are sold to local stockyards in Kelvington and Yorkton. They have a strong support system with family and friends who can help out when needed. Krystal has worked part-time at the post office in Preeceville for the last 13 years and the girls are in school there, so aren’t always available to pitch in. In addition to 4-H, they are involved in school activities such as sports and band. Brett grew up playing hockey and can often be found in nearby arenas as a referee. “It’s my way of giving back to minor hockey,” he said. Krystal said the family also likes to go to old-time dances in Hazel Dell where older residents Gelbvieh guide • Summer 2022 • Page 19


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Canadian National Junior Gelbvieh Show Schedule of Events Stettler, AB July 21-24 Entry Deadline June 26

Thursday, July 21: Arrival of Entries to Stettler 6- 8pm: Registration Deadline for Photography Entries Marketing Interview Sign Up Friday, July 22: 8am: Breakfast 8:30: Showmanship Demonstration 10am: Cow Camp Showmanship Pee Wee, Junior, Senior Showmanship Showmanship held in conjunction with show team judging 10:30- Noon: Cow Camp Activities Noon: Lunch Followed by CJGA Annual General Meeting 2:30pm: Hair Preparation Demonstration 3:00pm: Cow Camp Team Grooming Pee Wee, Junior, Senior Team Grooming 3:30- 5pm: Cow Camp Activities 5pm: Supper Followed by scavenger hunt & evening activities Saturday, July 23 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:00: Group Photo 10am: Balancer/ Percentage/ Gelbvieh In昀uence Show Noon: Lunch 1pm: Purebred Show Junior Show Awards Ceremony immediately following the show 5pm: Banquet and CGA Hall of Fame Inductee Ceremony Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association Online Fundraiser Auction Ends

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Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Show Stettler, Alberta July 2 -24 Entry Form - Deadline is June 26 PLEASE USE ONE FORM PER EXHIBITOR. SEE THE ATTACHED PAGE FOR COMPLETE RULES. Age Categories as of January 1, 2022. Circle your age. Cow Campers Under 6 / Pee Wee 6-8 / Junior 9-14 / Senior 15-21 Exhibitor Name: ____________________ Birthdate:__________________ Age as of January 1, 2022: _____ Address: __________________________________________ Phone: ________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________ Splash Pant Size (circle one) YOUTH XS S M L XL

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TEAM GROOMING PARTNER:_________________________________ *If you do not have a partner, we can place you with one. *If you are a Jr entering with a Sr. you will be judged as Sr.

TEAM JUDGING PARTNER:_________________________________ *If you do not have a partner, we can place you with one. *If you are a Jr entering with a Sr. you will be judged as Sr.

CONFORMATION CLASSES A - Purebred Heifer Calf, born in 2022 B - Balancer or Percentage Heifer Calf, born in 2022 C - Purebred Yearling Heifer, born in 2021 D - Balancer or Percentage Yearling Heifer, born in 2021 E - Purebred Two Year Old Cow, born in 2020, with her own natural calf at side F - Balancer or Percentage Two Year Old Cow, born in 2020, with her own natural calf at side G - Purebred Mature Cow, born 2019 or prior, with her own natural calf at side H - Balancer or Percentage Mature Cow, born 2019 or prior, with her own natural calf at side I - Cow Campers Conformation (Optional, non-competitive learning experience. No entry fee) Class Letter

ANIMAL NAME

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All Participants must be current members of the Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association. Contact the Gelbvieh office to ensure you’re a member. Make cheques payable to: Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association Mail entries and payment to: Olivia Koziak , RR1, Star, AB T0B 4E0 OR email entries/questions to: canadianjrgelbviehassociation@gmail.com Page 26 • Summer 2022 • Gelbvieh guide

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ENTRY FEE

(Classes E-H)

$25/class

Participant Fee (includes meals, activities)

$50

Non-participant Meal Fee

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Junior Fundraiser Auction The Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association is organizing a Facebook fundraiser auction to generate funds to support both the National Junior Gelbvieh show, 50th Anniversary edition, in Stettler, AB this year and future programs and annual shows organized for Junior members.

Support our Rising Stars!

Facebook auction held on the CGA Facebook Page Opens July 23, closing July 23 at 5PM All auction item donations are appreciated and we are accepting a wide variety of items! Shipping on items will be the responsibility of the buyer. If you have an item or genetics that you would like to donate please contact: Darrell Hickman 780-581-4510 Aaron Birch 403-485-5518 Donations must be submitted by July 1, 2022

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LOOKING AHEAD May 2022 find you healthier and happier looking ahead..... to new and revitalized interests, a variety of experiences, meeting interesting people, personal and profitable successes, to make this year the best one yet! Happy 50th Anniversary of the Gelbvieh Breed in Canada! Canadian Gelbvieh Association

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ecently, new research from scientists at University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) was published on breed and heterotic effects for mature weight in beef cattle. This research was conducted using over 5,000 crossbred cows from the USMARC’s Germplasm Evaluation Program and 108,957 weight records collected from weaning up to six years of age. The Germplasm Evaluation Program provides a comprehensive comparison for various traits of the most economically important breeds within the United States. In the study, “Breed and heterotic effects for mature weight in beef cattle” released in the August 2021 Journal of Animal Science, Volume 99, Issue 8, the estimate of heritability for mature weight from the data was 0.56, meaning a response will be seen when selection pressure is applied to the trait. Looking at the breed differences, there were 16 different beef breeds evaluated in the study and the results were expressed as deviations from Angus. When comparing the seven major beef breeds in the United States, Gelbvieh showed the most moderate mature cow weight at -145.4 lbs when compared to Angus. Looking at the breed differences of other highly used breeds, Angus were the heaviest cows in the population. Following Angus, Charolais weighed in at -19.6 lbs; followed by Hereford at -38.5 lbs; Simmental at -73.5; Limousin at -95.3 lbs; Red Angus at -98.6 lbs; and Shorthorn at -132.4 lbs, respectively. When compared to all 16 breeds in the study, Gelbvieh showed the third most moderate size, only behind Braunvieh (300.7 lbs) and Beefmaster (-151.4).

Reprinted with the permission of the American Gelbvieh Association

Mature weight has an impact on the costs and efficiencies of an operation. Of course, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to mature cow weight; the ideal size of cow can be variable depending on the type of environment and production system. That being said, according to this study, the average weight of cows at slaughter increased from 1,047 pounds in 1975 to 1,369 pounds in 2005, meaning average cow weights increased by roughly 322 pounds in those 30 years. Increasing cow weights can be attributed to increased selection pressure on growth traits. Producing heavier, faster gaining feeder cattle can come with trade-offs when we look at mature cow weights. Heavier cows require more feed resources to maintain, and with feed costs typically being the largest line item on any operation’s budget, extra pounds of calf often doesn’t offset the extra feeding costs of a heavier cow. This study is not the first time Gelbvieh has been noted for a moderate mature cow size. According to the USMARC Progress Report #22, released in 2004, Gelbvieh were shown to have the most moderate mature cow size of the seven major beef breeds listed earlier in this article. Although these studies only focused on cow size, Gelbvieh cattle are also known for growth and heavy weaning calves. Having more moderate cows that consume less while still weaning heavier calves creates efficiency on an operation and optimizes resources. As we are at a time where input costs continue to rise and resources are decreasing, moderate females will be in even greater demand. Gelbvieh and Balancer® females meet that mark.

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hen culling cows, it is important to have a plan. This should include pregnancy testing and closely evaluating every cow. Culling selections are an important part of moving your herd genetically in the right direction.

REASONS TO CULL Neal and Amanda Sorenson are 5th generation ranchers near Spotted Horse, Wyoming who use extensive culling as an important part of their breeding program. “First criteria is whether or not they have a calf. Open cows are culled, but we also sell them if they lose their calf,” Neal says. “We tag and weigh each calf at birth and this is a good time to look closely at the cow and give her a score on feet, udder, and disposition.” This is the best time to udder score because the bag is full; it’s easy to see if a calf would have a problem suckling.

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It pays to be fussy about udder quality, particularly with any young cow that might not have a good udder as she gets older. “Another factor in whether we keep her is how much calf she weans,” says Neal. “We also want a very short calving season, so if a cow is not bred in our time window and will calve later, we sell her. We sell some young cows because they are calving later or have less production than we want, or less than desirable feet or udder. Disposition is important; if a cow is nasty to handle she will be sold,” Neal says. If a person is calving when it’s cold, and has to handle those cows, you can’t afford to keep one around that might get someone hurt. She might work on a ranch where calving takes place later, out on the range where she doesn’t have to be handled, but if her calves are wild and snorty, this can be a strike against them in the feedlot; temperamental cattle don’t gain as well and tend to be dark cutters. Profitability and meat quality are affected by disposition, so a wild or aggressive cow should be culled.


Any cow in the herd that doesn’t raise a good calf is sold. Most stockmen look at weaning weights. They might be lenient on a 2-year-old heifer whose first calf might not be the greatest, because she won’t hit her peak for another year or two, but after that she needs to bring home a good calf. A below-average second calf is 2 strikes against that cow, and she shouldn’t get a third chance. Fleshing ability is also important. A cow should be able to raise a good calf and still look good herself. If cows are required to breed in a short time, they need enough flesh to breed back quickly. Yearlings on the Sorenson ranch that don’t settle in one AI cycle and one cycle with a cleanup bull are sold as fat open heifers. “We put them on feed briefly so it’s a quick turnaround. To market a calf, it’s a long time till harvest, but on a yearling heifer it’s just 60 to 100 days on feed. We send our steers to a custom feedlot that provides carcass data, and that feedlot buys our open heifers because they are very efficient on feed. That can be a good market for cull yearling heifers,” Neal says. When ranchers are trying to build numbers, culling is less stringent. After the herd reaches desired numbers you can be more selective on udders, disposition, foot and leg structure, etc. “This is where we are now. We’re fully stocked and want a static number of cows, but we keep almost all our heifers and breed them, and let them sort themselves. I think fertility is the most important thing when selecting heifers, so any that don’t conceive in a short breeding season go to market. We breed early, calve early and preg check early,” Neal says. If you are still trying to build numbers, you’ll probably keep some cows longer than you should. “Then a common problem is that you keep a few daughters out of a cow that’s not the best, and that problem shows up again in the next generations. This is especially true with bad udders,” says Holden. The goal is to keep the cows that make money and are likely to go on a long time. “We want cows that are problem-free that wean big calves and come back pregnant. A cow doesn’t need to wean the biggest calf, as long as she weans a good calf, always breeds early, and stays in the herd for a long life of production,” he says. “When we were building our herd, we kept some less-than-perfect cows,” says Neal, “but there are times you have to cull hard. If you don’t have enough feed, you have to sell some cows. Culling hard, out of necessity, can be the silver lining on a bad situation. You have to get rid of a certain number, so you take that opportunity to sell any cows that have a problem. You cull a lot deeper—down to the number you can take care of--and end up with a better herd. Then you are building back from the best cows.” Joe Stookey, cattle producer and retired professor (Western College of Veterinary Medicine, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) says that some years back one of his students did a project looking at culling, and talked to many ranchers to assess their willingness to cull cows based on maternal behavior. The survey asked if they would cull aggressive cows as well as heifers that rejected or abandoned their calves. Most producers would readily cull a cow that lacks adequate maternal behavior, but were less likely to cull aggressive cows if they raised good calves. “Other producers had no tolerance for a cow that was dangerous to be around when she calved. It depended on the operation and how the cattle are managed. Some producers just stayed away from the cows and calves until those aggressive cows settled down and were less protective and less dangerous.”

MARKETING THE CULLS It pays to sell culls when the market is higher, rather than late fall when everyone else is selling culls and prices are lowest. Someone who calves early, and weans calves earlier than most ranchers, can make culling decisions as quickly as possible after weaning, and sell cull cows ahead of that fall run, according to Stookey. This can make $100 to $150 per head difference. It almost always pays to market cull cows in summer rather than waiting until fall. If a person has an idea about which cows need culled, such as older cows you know you don’t want to run another year, or any cow with a problem or not-so-great udder or disposition, you could wean their calves a little earlier than the others and send those cows to market ahead of the price drop. Another alternative, if a person has extra feed, is to hold cull cows a little longer (especially if they are thin after weaning the calf) and sell them after the cull cow market is coming back up again. You might be farther ahead putting them on decent feed; with their calves weaned, they gain weight easier. Sometimes it pays to hold them another 6 weeks or so rather than sell them at the bottom of the market. Every year is different and sometimes your situation will be different. Decisions on when to sell culls may depend on the market, your feed supply, and the cost of feed. If you are selling cows because you are short on feed, it’s often better to sell earlier than later. There’s no rule of thumb that’s best for everyone or for every year, and there are several marketing options for cull cows. Any cows in the Sorenson herd that will calve late may go to someone else’s herd. “What is late for us may not be late for someone calving in May/June. We probably sell between 60 and 80 young pregnant cows each year (ages 3 to 5) because there are people who want those cows,” Neal says.

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The survey asked ranchers what percentage of their cows they thought would charge at a person at calving time. “It varied, but one producer reported that more than 50% of his cows with a newborn calf would charge at people. He had no intention of culling cows based on aggressive maternal behavior,” says Stookey. “Culling the non-motherly cows makes sense because there is a good chance they will repeat that behavior,” he says. There is extra labor involved in trying to convince a non-motherly heifer to raise her calf. “It would be useful to be able to predict future maternal behavior in replacement heifers. In one research project, we scored a bunch of heifers on behavioral tests, before they were bred and pregnant. We tried to identify the heifers that might give problems later on (so they could be sold, rather than kept as replacements). Unfortunately, we could not find a behavioral test that predicted what they would be like as mothers.” You don’t know, until they actually calve, and many will surprise you. Some that you think will be good mothers and manageable are not, and vice versa. “We do know, however, that a cow’s maternal behavior is very repeatable. They generally exhibit the same behavior the next year. That’s why the heifers that abandon their calves should be culled, and producers rarely give them a second chance,” says Stookey. Producers have various reasons for culling cows, and often

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temperament is pretty far down the list of priorities. “Being open is generally the first priority, then udders, lameness and other functional things traits are some of the actors that producers often consider,” he says. Culling decisions based on udder evaluation can be tricky since udder and teat shape/length can change over time. A heifer that had a good udder as a first calver may have a drooping and even a blown-out udder as an older cow. Teat length on a heifer may be a clue, but udder attachment is difficult to predict. The best clues might be what her mother’s udder was like as an older cow, and her sire’s mother, since udder conformation is very heritable. Feet, legs, hips and hocks, length of back, etc. are other aspects of conformation that beef producers look at. Generally more attention is paid to bulls because they sire daughters that go into the herd as replacements, but cows should also be assessed for conformation. If a cow has poor feet and legs this can be a culling point because she may not be able to travel or hold up as long as she should. A cow that is too straight-topped, with a square rump (tipped up at the tail head) often has a poor pelvis angle for calving. The rear end should be sloped rather than flat, because flat or tipped-up rump can lead to calving problems.



ALBERTA 7T CATTLE ADAM NIELSEN 39020A Rge Rd 21 LACOMBE COUNTY AB T4E 2M8 adam@dayspringcattle.com 403.588.9281 ABEL FARM MURRAY ABEL RR 1 LACOMBE AB T4L 2N1 me.abel@xplornet.ca 403.782.1009 www.abelfarm.com ADAMSGREEN GELBVIEH DAVID & JANICE ADAMS BOX 2344 HIGH PRAIRIE AB T0G 1E0 admsgrn@telus.net 780.524.5382 ALEXANDER & KAYLIN SCHULTZ BOX 507 HAY LAKES AB T0B 1W0 aksgelbvieh@gmail.com 780.878.8187 BAR GR CATTLE RON & GAIL ANDERSON BOX 1342 HIGH PRAIRIE AB T0G 1E0 gailanderson@hotmail.com 780.523.2116 BLACK POPLAR RANCH ERIC FEHLAUER & CALI URSAN SITE 3 COMP 27 RR4 CALMAR AB T0C 0V0 omali_16@hotmail.com 780.668.0753 BNH LIVESTOCK BRAD & NICOLE HOLLMAN 35539 Range roaD 270 RED DEER COUNTY AB T4G 0M5 bnhollman@gmail.com 403.588.3916 bnhlivestock.ca BRITTAIN FARMS KELLY & COLLEEN BRITTAIN RR 1 FALUN AB T0C 1H0 britt4@xplornet.com 780.352.0676 www.brittainfarms.com

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CARLSON CATTLE COMPANY LON CARLSON BOX 86 MAGRATH AB T0K 1J0 goldstarcattle@yahoo.ca 1.403.894.3413 www.carlsoncattlecompany.com COWLICK RANCH MILES & DORIS RYAN & DYLANA KARY BOX 27 SITE 7 RR3 OLDS AB T4H 1P4 cowlickranch121@gmail.com 403.556.5508 DARIN & JENNIFER BRAUN BOX 2126 LA CRETE AB T0H 2H0 djbraun77@hotmail.com 780.841.1548

DUSTY ROSE CATTLE CO. DARREN DUNFORD BOX 22 SITE 2 RR 1 DAPP AB T0G 0S0 dustyrosecc@xplornet.com 780.206.5918 EYOT VALLEY RANCH LARRY & LYNNE FECHO RR 2 MILLET AB T0C 1Z0 perfecho@aol.com 780.986.9705 FLATLAND RANCH CHUCK & JENNIFER WILLIAMS BOX 1086 HANNA AB T0J 1P0 flatlandranching@gmail.com 403.854.6270

DAYSPRING CATTLE DAN & MARILYN NIELSEN 39020A RANGE ROAD 21 LACOMBE COUNTY AB T4E 2M8 info@dayspringcattle.com 403.887.4971

FOURSQUARE FARMS ROGER & KIM SAYER BOX 15 SITE 6 RR 2 CARSTAIRS AB T0M 0N0 rogerandkimsayer@yahoo.ca 403.337.5847

DIAMOND A FARM LAINE & KRISTA ANDERSON BOX 20, RR #2, SITE 1 MILLET AB T0C 1Z0 lewiscattleoilergirl@hotmail.com 780.389.2460

GREEN ACRES CATTLE COMPANY CHRIS & AMBER PAULENCU BOX 625 ANDREW AB T0B 0C0 apaulencu@shaw.ca 780.932.1176 gacattleco.wixsite.com/gacattleco

DIAMOND D LIVESTOCK CALVIN & JOY DOUGLAS 37406 RANGE ROAD 245 RED DEER COUNTY AB T0M 0V0 diamonddls@gmail.com 403.505.3754 DUANE & LINDA NELSON BOX 1144 GLENWOOD AB T0K 2R0 nelson.lad@gmail.com 403.626.3279 DUKE CATTLE COMPANY PETER BAHRYNOWSKI BOX 486 WILDWOOD AB T0E 2M0 dukeccpeterb@gmail.com 780.325.2611 DUNVEGAN CATTLE CO. LTD. HAROLD & BEV BOX 1573 FAIRVIEW AB T0H 1L0 milneranch@live.ca 780.835.0365

HENIBRIT ENTERPRISES MERV TUPLIN 4215 83 STREET NW EDMONTON AB T6K 1C8 mervtuplin@gmail.com 780.450.1280 HILL TOP GELBVIEH 4603 57 AVENUE STONY PLAIN AB T7Z 1C6 tkulak@live.ca 780.722.2150 www.hilltopgelbvieh.ca HMR LIVESTOCK HENRY M. ROY A54319 HIGHWAY 748 N YELLOWHEAD COUNTY AB T7E 3N6 edsonauctions@gmail.com 780.723.2361


JANZEN GELBVIEH JASON & AGATHA JANZEN BOX 1433 LACRETE AB T0H 2H0 jasonj1978@gmail.com 780.928.2044 JEN-TY GELBVIEH DON W. & LORNA OKELL BOX 627 DUCHESS AB T0J 0Z0 jenty@eidnet.org 403.378.4898 JML FARMS JAKE & MALORY LOREN 193018 TWP RD 544 BOX 933 LAMONT AB T0B 2R0 jmlfarms@outlook.com 780.289.0294 JONUS CATTLE JOE NESS 275025 RR 22 ROCKY VIEW COUNTY AB T4B 4N9 jonuscattle@gmail.com 403.852.7332

LONG LANE CATTLE CO. NOLAN & CORTNEY PAHL BOX 508 REDCLIFF AB T0J 2P0 longlanecattle@outlook.com 403.977.2057 www.longlanecattle.ca

RED DAWN RANCH ANDREW MURPHY & SUSAN CRUMP BOX 571 ALIX AB T0C 0B0 susandy5556@gmail.com 403.596.6799

LORNE & NAOMI THIESSEN BOX 144 CLEARDALE AB T0H 3Y0 rafterlt_l.n@hotmail.com

ROCKY TOP GELBVIEH CODY CONGDON BOX 366 BASHAW AB T0B 0H0 rockytopgelbvieh@hotmail.com 403.350.5791

LOST N FOUND LIVESTOCK TIM UNGER/MALLORY UNGER BOX 692 BRETON AB T0C 0P0 timunger85@hotmail.com 780.387.1740 MACDONELL FARMS DREW MACDONELL BOX 112 CHIPMAN AB T0B 0W0 drewmacdonell@gmail.com 780.686.2716

ROLLING RIDGE RANCH KRIS MILLAR BOX 6 SITE 11 RR4 PONOKA AB T4J 1R4 kris@rollingridgeranch.ca 403.704.6888 RON HOFFMANN BOX 819 CARSTAIRS AB T0M 0N0

KERINESS CATTLE COMPANY LTD. KERT & JOE NESS 15125 Big Hill Springs Road ROCKY VIEW COUNTY AB T4B 5A6 kertness@shaw.ca 403.948.3282

MILNE'S GELBVIEH HAROLD & BEV MILNE BOX 1573 FAIRVIEW AB T0H 1L0 milneranch@live.ca 780.834.7704 www.milneranch.com

ROYAL WESTERN GELBVIEH RODNEY & TANYA HOLLMAN 35347 RANGE ROAD 270 RED DEER COUNTY AB T4G 0C9 rodscattle@platinum.ca 403.588.8620 www.royalwesterngelbvieh.com

KOZIAK LAND & CATTLE CHAD & OLIVIA KOZIAK RR 1 STAR AB T0B 4E0 olivia.koziak@outlook.com 780.835.0264

PEARSON FARMS JESSICA & DUNCAN PEARSON BOX 589 CALMAR AB T0C 0V0 jessica.andruchow@yahoo.ca 780.297.2352

RYAN HOLLMAN Box 69 PENHOLD AB T0M 1R0 ryan_j_hollman@hotmail.com

LC RANCH RAY & ANNE DAVISSON BOX 764 STETTLER AB T0C 2L0 lcranch@xplornet.com 403.323.0233

PIN TO POINT GELBVIEH JEREMIAH BARNERT BOX 4 SITE 1 RR 1 OKOTOKS AB T1S 1A1 jeremiahbarnert@gmail.com 403.617.3985 www.pintopointgelbvieh.com

LIMESTONE STOCK FARMS ART & MARIE ANDRUCHOW BOX 386 ANDREW AB T0B 0C0 limestone180@hotmail.com 780.896.2352

RAINBOW'S EDGE GELBVIEH EMYLENE VANDER VELDEN BOX 1483 ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE AB T4T 1B4 RainbowsEdgeGelbvieh@ outlook.com 403.506.9693 https://rainbowsedgegelbvieh. wordpress.com/

SEVERTSON LAND & CATTLE SCOTT & LISA SEVERTSON 29061 TOWNSHIP ROAD 350 RED DEER COUNTY AB T4G 0M6 slcgelb@xplornet.com 403.224.3756 www.severtsoncattle.com SILVER LINE FARM STEVE SCHIESTEL 4817 48 ST RED DEER AB T4N 1S6 steve@summitstrategies.ca 403.341.4702 www.silverlinecattle.com

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SMITHERS LAND & LIVESTOCK GRAYDON SMITHERS 250049 TOWNSHIP ROAD 314 BOX 1599 THREE HILLS AB T0M 2A0 devon.smithers16@gmail.com 403.443.7737 SPLIT CREEK RANCH BLAKE GAUGLER BOX 83 HOTCHKISS AB T0H 2B0 blakegaugler@gmail.com 780.836.0927 STONE GATE FARM DARRELL & LEILA HICKMAN RR 1 SUNDRE AB T0M 1X0 darrell.ddhickman@gmail.com 403.586.2477 SUNRISE ACRES DONALD & ANDRIA WILSON BOX 27 MAYERTHORPE AB T0E 1N0 donwilson8000@yahoo.ca 780.268.7590 TANGLE RIDGE RANCH SHAYNE & VICKY HORN RR2 THORSBY AB T0C 2P0 vicky@tangleridgeranch.ca 780.668.8425 TERRY FARMS BRIAN TERRY BOX 6 SITE 2 RR2 BLUFFTON AB T0C 0M0 TOWERVIEW RANCH GARY PAHL BOX 331 MEDICINE HAT AB T1A 7G1 gwpahl@outlook.com 403.528.0886 www.towerviewranch.com TRIPLE G RANCH GELBVIEH DONALD & CODY GIRLING 515 6 AVENUE DUNMORE AB T1B 0J9 cgirling1983@gmail.com 1.403.594.1666 TRIPLE R GELBVIEH SONJA & KAREN RAVEN 12113 CRYSTAL RIDGE ROAD GRAND PRAIRIE AB T8V 5C9 ravensonja@gmail.com Page 40 • Summer 2022 • Gelbvieh guide

TWISTED T GELBVIEH TREVOR BURKS BOX 143 CHIPMAN AB T0B 0W0 twistedtgelbvieh@gmail.com 306.715.7476

HIGH COUNTRY ACRES ANNE & PHIL BELL BOX 52 CHARLIE LAKE BC V0C 1H0 highcountryacres@xplornet.com 250.787.5837

UNGER LAND & LIVESTOCK LOREN & KAREN UNGER BOX 14 SITE 13 RR 1 OLDS AB T4H 1P2 lorenunger@gmail.com 403.556.6499

JACE CATTLE COMPANY JASON MUHLBACH 125 Suga rLake Rd Cherryville,BC V0E 2G1 jacecattle@hotmail.ca 403.740.2526

WENDY & MARIA VAN GOOL RR1 SITE 2 BOX 6 BARRHEAD AB T7N 1N2 wvangool@telusplanet.net 780.349.6100

KISKATINAW GELBVIEH BRIAN STRATULIAK RR 2 SITE 13 COMP 16 DAWSON CREEK BC V1G 4E8 kiskgelb@pris.ca 250.759.4143

HILLSDOWN GELBVIEH EDDIE MARSMAN 25032 TOWNSHIP ROAD 374 RED DEER COUNTY AB T0M 0V0 hillsdowngelbvieh@yahoo.ca 403.749.3075 403.588.1400 Hillsdownranch.com WINDER'S GOLDEN GELBVIEH CON & GAIL WINDER RR 2 CAMROSE AB T4V 2N1 gwinder@syban.net 780.672.9950

BRITISH COLUMBIA B&R RANCH BARRY & ROBIN MADER RR 1 2108 DUCK RANGE ROAD PRITCHARD BC V0E 2P0 b&r@telus.net 250.577.3486 BRENDA KELLY 3400 WILLOWBROOK RD RR#5 OLIVER BC V0H 1T5 brendak3413@icloud.com 250.498.3432 FRANCOIS LAKE GELBVIEH BARBARA TUCHLINSKI BOX 1434 BURNS LAKE BC V0J 1E0 btuchlinski@hotmail.com 250.695.6620

LARRY & BEE PALMER BOX 426 BURNS LAKE BC V0J 1E0 sbeepalmer@outlook.com 250.695.6361 LASS GELBVIEH DAVID LASS BOX 155 CHARLIE LAKE BC V0C 1H0 davidlass@hotmail.ca 250.793.5414 MATTHEW & MEGAN VOGEL 4422 HOLMES ROAD MCBRIDE BC V0J 2E0 vog01@hotmail.com 250.569.7968 MOULTON CREEK RANCH AARON & SUSAN FOTSCH BOX 212 4330 PINANTON PRITCHARD ROAD PRITCHARD BC V0E 2P0 sfotsch@mac.com 250.552.4886 RIVER VIEW FARMS BOX 118 2640 SCHAMPS ROAD PRITCHARD BC V0E 2P0 accounts@polarmedical.ca WANNABE RANCHING JACOB & ANA HOHMANN 9490 KLASSEN ROAD VANDERHOOF BC V0J 3A1 jnaloghauling@gmail.com


MANITOBA A & G RICHARDSON ALAN RICHARDSON & GAIL JOHNSON BOX 301 ELM CREEK MB R0G 0N0 agrfarms@gmail.com 204.436.2655 AJB LIVESTOCK AMY BONCHUK BOX 239 ROSSBURN MB R0J 1V0 abonchuk@mymts.net 204.773.6140 JSJ LIVESTOCK JAMES & SHAYLA JASPER BOX 24 HARTNEY MB R0M 0X0 jsjlivestock@gmail.com 204.741.0018 www.jsjlivestock.com MAPLE GROVE GELBVIEH LEE & NEAL WIRGAU BOX 25 NARCISSE MB R0C 2H0 maplegrovegelbvieh@gmail.com 204.278.3255 NEAL WIRGAU BOX 317 STONY MOUNTAIN MB R0C 3A0 wirgauchristine@hotmail.ca 204.795.7936 OVERBY STOCK FARM NEIL OVERBY BOX 815 STE ROSE DU LAC MB R0L 1S0 overbystockfarm@gmail.com 431.233.3505

ONTARIO CLASSIC CATTLE CO. JANET EDWARDS 191 SNAKE RIVER LINE COBDEN ON K0J 1K0 edwardsfarm@sympatico.ca 613.646.7934 KLATOWN STOCK FARMS MIKE KLAGES 056289 CON 12 RR 2 DESBORO ON N0H 1K0 mikeklages@xplornet.ca 519.363.6307

MEMORY FARM GELBVIEH JOHN C. WILLIAMSON RR 1 4145 HOLMES RD INVERARY ON K0H 1X0 willj@kos.net 613.353.7335

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND O'FAELAN FARMS INC. RON WHALEN 165 HERMITAGE ROAD VERNON RIVER PE C0A 2E0 drrwhalen@yahoo.ca 902.651.2006 www.ofaelanfarms.ca

SASKATCHEWAN BRAYLEN BLAKE BOX 202 GLENWORTH SK S0H 1V0 blake.braylen@gmail.com 306.640.2204 DAVIDSON GELBVIEH VERNON & EILEEN DAVIDSON BOX 681 PONTEIX SK S0N 1Z0 davidsongelbvieh@sasktel.net www.davidsongelbvieh.com DEAN HURLBURT BOX 107 RR 8 SASKATOON SK S7K 1M2 dhurlburt@sasktel.net DEEP SANDS LIVESTOCK DAVID & KIM GAVELIN BOX 149 MEYRONNE SK S0H 3A0 deepsands@outlook.com 306.264.3635 DELBERT WYATT 238 3RD STREET EAST SASKATOON SK S7H 1L3 delwyatt15@gmail.com 306.203.0465 DIAMOND ACRE FARMS LTD STANLEY & DANIELLE ANDRES RR1 SITE 6 BOX 26 SWIFT CURRENT SK S9H 3X7 amscleaning2013@gmail.com 306.741.0517

DIAMOND Z LIVESTOCK RYAN & GRANT ZALINKO BOX 216 ROULEAU SK S0G 4H0 grantz@sasktel.net 306.776.2425 DOUBLE JL GELBVIEH JAMES & JUDY LAWES BOX 355 DINSMORE SK S0L 0T0 j2lawes@hotmail.com 306.846.4733 FIR RIVER LIVESTOCK DARCY HREBENIUK BOX 379 HUDSON BAY SK S0E 0Y0 firriver@sasktel.net 306.865.2929 www.gelbviehworld.com FLADELAND LIVESTOCK WAYNE & DELYLE FLADELAND BOX 70 GLADMAR SK S0C 1A0 w.fladeland@gmail.com 306.969.4829 306.869.8123 www.fladelandlivestock.com FUNK GELBVIEH WILLY & MARTHA FUNK BOX 75 GOULDTOWN SK S0H 1W0 funkgelbvieh@gmail.com 306.784.3290 GLEN & PAM KRUSKY BOX 581 CORONACH SK S0H 0Z0 pr.krusky@gmail.com 306.265.7463 GOODVIEW GELBVIEH BLAIR & LORIE BENTZ BOX 430 PUNNICHY SK S0A 3C0 blbentz@sasktel.net 306.746.8037 HENRY LITTLE BOX 143 HAZLET SK S0N 1E0 glkdl81@xplornet.ca 306.678.4918

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HURLBURT LIVESTOCK LTD. KIRK & LEIGH ANN HURLBURT BOX 3 SITE 206 RR2 SASKATOON SK S7K 3J5 hurlburtlivestock@sasktel.net 306.222.8210

SELIN'S GELBVIEH WAYNE R. & LOIS SELIN BOX 97 STOCKHOLM SK S0A 3Y0 loisselin@gmail.com 306.793.4568

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KNUDSON FARMS GELBVIEH JAMES KNUDSON BOX 386 ARCHERWILL SK S0E 0B0 jrhknudson@gmail.com 306.322.7158

STORRY LAND & CATTLE MAT AND TEANNE SOMMERFELD BOX 388 SHELLBROOK SK S0J 2E0 mzs7187@hotmail.com 306.714.7042

PLUS ONE CATTLE COMPANY BEN & LANIE MCCLURE PO BOX L HUGOTON KS 67951-1211 bjmcclure63791@gmail.com 620.554.1579

LAST MOUNTAIN LIVESTOCK MARK, LEVI & GARRETT JOHNSON BOX 368 STRASBOURG SK S0G 4V0 lastmountainlivestock@gmail.com 306.725.7154 LCF GELBVIEH LIVESTOCK GLEN & KIM LITTLE BOX 116 HAZLET SK S0N 1E0 glkdl81@xplornet.ca 306.678.2044

THACKERAY LAND & CATTLE INC. IAN THACKERAY BOX 1002 WEYBURN SK S4H 2L2 tgfis@sasktel.net 306.456.2555 TRIPLE S CATTLE COMPANY BRETT & KRYSTAL SPRAY BOX 796 PREECEVILLE SK S0A 3B0 spray3scattle@sasktel.net 306.547.2955

LONESOME DOVE RANCH ROSS & TARA DAVIDSON BOX 147 PONTEIX SK S0N 1Z0 lonesomedoveranch@sasktel.net 306.625.3513 306.625.3782 www.lonesomedoveranch.ca

TWIN BRIDGE FARMS LTD. RON & CAROL BIRCH BOX 399 GOODSOIL SK S0M 1A0 tbf.birch@gmail.com www.tbfarms.ca

MCCOY CATTLE COMPANY LTD. GARY J. & CHAD NICHOLAS BOX 479 MILESTONE SK S0G 3L0 cnicholas@mccoycattle.com 306.436.2086 www.mccoycattle.com

TWIN VIEW LIVESTOCK AARON BIRCH & JOE BARNETT BOX 97 PARKBEG SK S0H 3K0 aaron@tbfarms.ca 403.485.5518 twinviewlivestock.com

ROCKING ARROW GELBVIEH CAMERON J. & CYNDI SEIDLE BOX 119 MEDSTEAD SK S0M 1W0 c.seidle@littleloon.ca 306.883.7102

VALE COUNTRY RANCH LTD. RON BILOKRELI BOX 14 THEODORE SK S0A 4C0 valecountryltd@gmail.com 306.647.2665

RPS GELBVIEH RYAN & MICHELLE SOMMERFELD BOX 107 MEDSTEAD SK S0M 1W0 ryan.sommerfeld@xplornet.ca 306-342-7259 & 306-342-2136

WADE DAVIDSON BOX 385 PONTEIX SK S0N 1Z0 davidsonwade21@yahoo.com 306.785.4512

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have had the request from several prominent breeders to give my opinion on the core or main vaccines necessary to raise healthy productive cattle. I will also mention a few others that are used in specific herds or groups of cattle for specific reasons. The science of vaccinology is ever evolving and we will continue to see more intranasal vaccines developed and potentially oral vaccines. More and more are used in combinations so the number of ‘shots required at one time is often limited to two or

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less. The human COVID 19 pandemic is a very real reminder on how vaccines could prevent disease spread by vaccinating the vast majority of the population. You can bet manufacturers are frantically doing their best to make this a reality. Vaccination is one of the best forms of biosecurity on our farms and ranches. I will be focusing on the diseases in this article and will use specific brand names as a reference . Keep in mind there are three to four very large vaccine manufacturers out there so most of these diseases you have three or four choices of product to get the job done. Some vaccines have slight advantages over each other but rely on your herd veterinarian, fellow breeder or producer and your pharmaceutical rep to help determine the best combination of products for you. Let’s start with the calves and now if producers have trouble with pneumonia there are two intranasal products given early in life to help prevent pneumonia in the first two months of age. They ‘re inforce for the viruses and Once PMH IN for the bacteria. All calves at turnout to pasture are processed in this country generally at about the three months of age. Products used contain the clostridial or blackleg like diseases as well as histophilus. These often come in combination together but remember when used in combination never contains tetanus. This only becomes necessary if you band large calves. Then tetanus must be given before the banding with a different clostridial shot. Calves are also given the viral and bacterial vaccines for pneumonia. They are often combined in one shot. Again there are three vaccines out there that get this job done. They are Vista Once or Pyramid Presponse or Bovishield Gold One Shot. That means hopefully you are giving one of these vaccines otherwise the vaccination program is pretty inadequate in my opinion. There are slight differences in these vaccines such as in two the bacterial component is a killed vaccine and in one of the products does contain Pasteurella Multocida one additional bacterial cause of pneumonia. The combination of the bacterial histophilus and the pneumonia pathogens are


again boostered for at or preferably just before weaning by two weeks. This would be their booster shots. If these are commercial cattle or ones not keeping as replacements then notify the purchaser what they have had. Preconditioned or pre-immunized cattle should indicate a superior product and that they are well managed. Heifer replacements before breeding we want to again booster the clostridial diseases with a nine way or eight-way clostridial preferably with protection against tetanus and Redwater disease in them. To me preferably the broader coverage against clostridial disease the better. New Zealand uses a 10-way clostridial diseases and I wish we had it here as the 10th component is sometimes seen in Canada more commonly in adult dairy cattle. It is a clostridium perfringens A infection but cant be licensed in Canada unfortunately. The heifers will also at this same time before breeding get their 5 way modified live viral shot to protect mainly against the reproductive diseases The cows also need their clostridial protection and most do it on entry to pasture but others fit it in at other times of the year. In some areas depending on the disease prevalence and other factors may be given every couple of years but in other areas where Redwater is prevalent it is given every six months. The cows need their vaccines for IBR PI3 BVD (type 1 and 2) and BRSV. This is where it gets tricky. This comes in the form of the 5Way viral vaccines most are modified live vaccines just like the ones we give the calves. Ideally they should be given after calving and before breeding. The idea is getting protection against the two main causes of cattle abortions as well as preventing what they call are persistently infected calves from BVD. Some veterinarians may suggest giving these live shots at other times because management is easier when given for instance at scour vaccine time but that is a discussion with your veterinarian. Also if the need arises to change brands of vaccines some companies make this much easier than others so always double check their labels. Most larger herds (> 100 cows) I would say scours vaccinate and many small herds do as well. If we can boost immunity through the colostrum and prevent the first scours case that is what we want. There again are three strong brands out there Bovilus Guardian, Scour Bos, and Scourguard. The key here is the timing of the vaccines when they are given before calving. Heifers or new purchases always need the initial and booster shot. One of these vaccines is given subcutaneously and they all have protection against the main scour causing agents with slight differences. Remember some scours causing protozoa such as crypto-

sporidiosis there is no vaccination against it. If have some scours get it diagnosed so you know what you are fighting. Bulls generally do the same as the cow herd with the exception of the scour’s vaccines. Lots are administering foot rot vaccines to the bulls if required. A great time to vaccinate is usually semen testing time. Other vaccines such as leptospirosis, vibriosis, and anthrax being examples may be given if these diseases are an issue in your area or herd. Again, rely on your herd veterinarian on specific advice about these. I would like to end by stating any purebred breeder in their sales catalogues whether it be selling bulls or females state your vaccination protocol. The purchasers want to know, and you are looked on as leaders in biosecurity and preventive medicine. Let others know what you are doing by either listing the specific diseases you are trying to prevent or the specific trade names whatever you prefer. Both are far superior to saying nothing or saying motherhood statements like cattle are vaccinated for all the common diseases. The whole cattle industry will benefit if vaccine programs, deworming and parasite control is listed.

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oming off winter in Western Canada, we arrive at a time when farm families spend more time in meetings and communicating. As I meet with clients, I’m interested in seeing progress around succession planning. Unfortunately, it’s a lack thereof I also see. Ensuring a farm remains generational starts long before it is passed down. When the next generation takes over the farm from their parents, ideally planning is already in place for the next transfer. This allows for a long transitional time period to determine how the succession may or may not happen. Prioritizing that time window is a great opportunity to set everyone up for success. When I see families suffering through a farm succession process, it is almost always because expectations are not being met. Whether this disappointment lies within the child or the parent, there is no need for this. Those struggling through this process now can make it through. But let’s end that cycle here. If we raise our kids to expect everything for nothing, how can we be shocked when their adult decision making becomes skewed with this notion? If we raise our kids to be creative, entrepreneurial and independent, how can we be shocked when they push for the transition to happen sooner than we wished for? I do not believe the way we raise our kids has 100 per cent control over who they become, but it sure plays a role in it. If a farmer has three children while there is likely only enough

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farm business for one to take on, succession planning and discussions should be introduced at a young age. The family can begin discussions early around how things may look in the future and introduce all the important succession details, including the fair versus equal concept. As parents, we can begin to overview some options for our kids’ futures, including what it might look not to farm. We also cannot pressure our offspring by saying, “This farm has been in the family for 100 years, I sure hope I do not have to sell out because one of you does not want to farm.” Regardless of their age, that is a tough message with potential for harm. I feel privileged in working with a wide range of clients to support them through succession, nearly all of them the benefactor of a succession. One commonality I see in my clients is a lack of desire to repeat the type of succession plan they had from their parents. For farmers over the age of 40, it’s likely their transition was abrupt and happened early in life, often with minimal communication and at times even as early as at age 18. I have worked with clients, now 45-to-55-years old, who were making key decisions on their parents’ farm at the age of 16. These same producers now have kids aged 18 and older with nowhere near that same responsibility placed upon them. Unfortunately, I’m seeing farms today taking a more cautious approach to their succession and waiting longer to fully engage that next generation. What is driving this lag? We’d like to think the

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numbers are higher, but I would argue that once inflation and time are accounted for, the numbers and risk would be comparable for a transition now similar to that of 1985. One might even argue that a transition today holds less risk. Where between 1980 and 2005 farming tended to be less profitable, since 2007 it’s trended more positively to where a young farmer can make a few mistakes and still come out on top today. If it is clear succession is going to take place, approaching the process as early as possible is best. Good plans start with a solid partnership between farming parent and farming child that can become 50-50 as quickly as possible and then, when mom and dad are ready, they can increasingly shift to the farming child. As the next generation are helping out on the operation even in their teen years, discussions can take place around the entire aspect

of farming beyond just the labour component. As they reach adulthood, they should have a solid understanding of the labour aspect of the farm, but also good knowledge of the income and expense statements. They should also have gained a general understanding of production, marketing and expenses. The balance sheet should be openly shared and understood in terms of what all the assets and debt details are. Viewing this as the farm’s business, rather than a personal holding, can help families be transparent. I encourage families to keep transition in mind from the time the children are young. At the end of the day, regardless of the way any farm will transition, the parents’ leadership makes all the difference.

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In the genetics business, we spend a lot of time focused on individual performance, and performance relative to other individuals. Historically breed associations have collected a lot of data, particularly on weight and growth traits and have made tremendous progress in this area. For our customers in the commercial industry the picture is a little bit different, as their revenue is largely generated on a group basis. They may note a particular individual or retain a select group of replacement heifers, but profit is made from the overall performance of the group. Total saleable weight at weaning drives a lot of our selection and management focus on the commercial side. It makes complete sense in this context that seedstock breeders have focused on improving growth rate and performance and the genetic trend in Gelbvieh and most other breeds reinforces this. Ironically, research has shown that average weaning weight in the commercial industry has remained relatively static for several years. Do genetics work? What is going on? Firstly, seedstock provide or transmit genetic potential to their offspring. This is a very apt description as calves have the potential to reach certain levels of performance. The caveat is that potential must be nurtured. Just like an athlete requires coaching, cattle may require help to reach their complete potential. Examples of this type of help might include creep feeding, greater milk production from mom, or a complete vaccination program. In other words, much of the restriction on weaning weights may be due to environmental factors limiting the expression of potential. Certainly if we look at the feeding industry with limited environmental restrictions, cattle today are achieving greater, more efficient gains than at any point in modern history. Are we stuck at the ranch level? How do we raise weaning weights and performance? You may notice that many of the options listed above such as creep feeding and increased milk pro-

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duction, come with a monetary cost. Additionally, selection for continued growth will tend to result in larger cows that eat more and have a higher cost structure. Fortunately for the seedstock sector which is geared towards individual selection one of the answers lies in the fact that our customers require groups of cattle. Let me explain… We will use a 100 head cow herd for our example. It may not be exactly representative or your or your customers’ situation, but it does illustrate the point and makes the math understandable. Let’s assume in our cowherd that the average weaning rate is 95% and weaning weight is 500 pounds. We will also roughly assume that each year we have a 50% heifer and 50% steer crop, we retain our own replacements and sell all non replacement calves at weaning. The cow herd has a 20% replacement rate. Our total weaned weight from our cow herd would be 47,500 pounds (95 weaned calves x 500 pounds), or 475 pounds per cow. If we dig into the numbers a bit deeper, we may find that our heifer calves wean at 490 pounds and the steers are 510 pounds. Also, we may find that the calves from our first calf heifers are 50 pounds lighter than those from mature cows and that second calvers are 25 pounds lighter than the mature cow group. So what is the best way to increase our weaning weight in this cow herd? The logical approach from a genetic perspective may be to use a bull with a higher WW EPD, but perhaps the environment is the reason that this weight has stalled at 500 pounds per calf. In fact, the environment may not be allowing expression of genetics that are already present. Another approach might be to select for more milk, thus improving the environment for the calf and potentially allowing more growth expression. Again, the environment may limit milk production and too much pressure on this trait may result in more open cows (fewer calves), higher replacement rate and a higher cost cow herd.


A often overlooked option might lie in selection for Stayability. Stayability is a trait that is defined as “given that female offspring are retained in the herd, what is the relative probability she will survive to 6 years of age”. Stayability includes a variety of factors, but in essence it is a description of the potential for a cow to calf and breed back on a repeated basis. Let’s walk our example cowherd through this… We will not change the weaning rate, although there is an argument that calf survival is better from cows than heifers, but for simplification purposes we will assume that we wean 95 calves from our 100 cows. Our initial replacement rate is 20%. This means that if we sell open cows, cows that don’t wean a calf and a few other cows for age or other reasons, of our 95 calves, we will need to keep 20 for replacement heifers to maintain our 100 cow number. This is quite a realistic or even low replacement rate for most cow herds. It also means that in an average year we have 75 calves to sell. (47.5 steers on average and 27.5 heifers on average). This amounts to 24225 pounds of steers + 13475 of heifers = 37700 pounds of Saleable Weaning Weight.

At a 5% increase in stayability is shown in the table below

What if we could increase our stayability by only 1%? Or stated another way, what if we could reduce our replacement rate by 1% while still maintaining a 95% weaning rate? Immediately we know we can sell 1 more heifer since we don’t need to keep 20 heifers anymore. At 490 pounds we have boosted our weaning sale weight by 4.9 pounds per cow, but if we keep digging a bit deeper, it also means we have one less calf from a first calf heifer and one more from a mature cow. Remember earlier when we mentioned that first calf heifer calves are 50 pounds lighter than those from mature cows? This means we also added another 50 pounds of average weaning weight to our cow herd or 0.5 pounds per cow. Also, if we follow the logic, we are somewhat likely to have 1 less calf from the second calvers, and one more from the mature cows adding another 25 pounds to our herd total. We have added 565 pounds of weaning weight to our herd total through a 1% improvement in stayability. This process did not incur extra cost, in fact it eliminated the cost of developing 1 replacement female. 565 pounds is more than our average weaning weight of 500 pounds, so in essence we have added the equivalent of more than 1 calf to our total sale weight and seen more than a 1% improvement in average weaning weight. The math in every cow herd will be different, however this example serves to illustrate the importance and potentially outsized multiplier effect of matching a cowherd to the environment. The next time you are selecting for performance, keep in mind that performance can travel many paths and sometimes the one less travelled leads to the desired destination.

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50 years Gelbvieh Breeders on

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CANADIAN CATTLE IDENTIFICATION AGENCY - CCIA

REPORT CCIA Annual General Meeting At the Annual General Meeting in April, CCIA saw the departure of three long standing board members, Doug Sawyer and Pat Hayes, both representatives of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and James MacLean, the Canadian Livestock Dealers Association (CLDA) representative. Doug has been on the Board since 2015 and has been a dedicated member and Chair of the Board Governance and Development Committee. After 11 years on the Board, James is also departing, his industry insight will be missed. Pat Hayes has been with CCIA since 2009 and will remain involved as Past Chair for the next year. Pat will be remembered for his commonsense approach to traceability and his active role in assuring CCIA was financially sustainable under a fair business model for all species being administered by CCIA. Thank you, Pat for your 12 years at CCIA. CCIA also welcomed two new representatives from CCA Matt Bowman from Ontario and Brad Osadczuk from Alberta as well as David Saretsky from CLDA. Associate Member Shawn Wilson was welcomed as the Canadian Beef Breeds Council representative. These new representatives bring a wealth of experience to the table. The remainder of the CCIA Board remained the same with the Executive Committee is as follows: Chair – Lyle Miller, Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association Vice Chair – Howard Bekkering, Alberta Beef Producers Finance Chair – Dr. Oliver Schunicht, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Executive Members – Ivan Johnson, Maritime Beef Producers and Ken Perlich, Livestock Markets Association of Canada

Moving Forward with Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Industry has indicated there are benefits to be captured using Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) technology beyond the capabilities of the current Low Frequency technology tags. Even ahead of international standardization of numbering schemes, which is required for national adoption of the technology in Canada, CCIA is exploring ways to rapidly introduce UHF management tags into the existing system in a cost-efficient manner that supplies benefits of the technology to on-farm data collection and supports traceability. Traceability integrity is enhanced, and data capture is simplified by pairing a UHF tag number with a CCIA tag number and storing the cross reference in the CLTS.

Age Verification Change of Birth Date Notification Age Verification and entering birth date of animals into the Canadian Livestock Tracking System (CLTS) remains an option for producers and is internationally recognized as valuable to traceability. As part of CCIA’s ongoing responsibility to improving data integrity a “Birthdate Modification Flag” has been added to make aware of changes to the original birth date. If a birth date or a modification is made after the animal is 9 months of age a note will appear on the Tag History and Birth Certificate indicating this change has been made.

Tag Supply Chain Issues As with many other industries, CCIA has also been affected by supply chain issues which have impacted the availability of some livestock identification devices. CDMV (CCIA’s distributor) is receiving weekly shipments, but not at a normal, reliable. As a result, some products are on back order. To ensure fair distribution, some products are subject to a weekly purchase allotment until adequate supplies are available. It is important to place your order at tags.canadaid.ca (CCIA’s Webstore) even if your selected products show as ‘Back Order”. By placing your order, you secure your place in the queue, and it will be filled in sequence as soon as there is availability.

Upcoming changes to tag distribution CCIA has had a longstanding goal of owning our own building consisting of both office and warehouse. The new building, located in SE Calgary, is bright, comfortable and provides lots of room for the next phase. By having ample warehouse space in a location that has easy access for a distribution centre we can realize our goal to increase in-house services and become more self-reliant to better serve the industry. All tags and tag accessories that are available through tags.canadaid.ca (CCIA’s Webstore) will soon be distributed exclusively from the Calgary office. Lyle Miller, Chair of the Board. Gelbvieh guide • Summer 2022 • Page 53


SALE RESULTS SEVERTSON LAND & CATTLE BULL SALE MARCH 7, 2022, RED DEER COUNTY, AB 46 6 12 22 86

Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls Red Angus Bulls Black Angus Bulls Simmental and Sim-Angus Bulls Bulls

Averaged $8025 $8083 4800 $5800 $7009

High selling bulls were Overby Stock Farm from Manitoba purchasing a black Gelbvieh bull for $21,000. Lot 26, a red

Gelbvieh bull sold to Fir River Livestock from Hudson Bay, SK for $17,000. The lot 52 Red Angus bull sold to V&V Farms, Redcliff, AB for $16,000. The high selling Simmental bull was lot 82 for $15,000 to Mavv Farms at Okotoks, AB. Lot 27, a red Balancer bull sold to Unger Land & Livestock for $14,000 and Red Gelbvieh bull lot 7 sold to Sunberry Farms, Sundre, AB . Volume buyer of the day was Ellis Cattle Co. with 11 bulls.

JEN-TY BULL SALE MARCH 1, 2022, MEDICINE HAT FEEDING COMPANY, MEDICINE HAT, AB 34

Bulls

Averaged $4275

Thanks to all the bidders and buyers for supporting our program.

High seller, Jen-Ty Home Wrecker 61J went to Keirness Cattle, Rockyview County, AB $7500. Cody Springcheif, Siska, AB purchased Jen-Ty Jump N Jack 11J for $6900

THE CATTLE CAPITAL BULL AND FEMALE SALE MARCH 25, 2022, MCCREARY, MB. Overby Stock Farm

Averaged $5100

Overby Stock Farm consigned coming 2 year old Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls averaging $5,100 on the day. The high selling consignment from Overby Stock Farm was OSF Strut 74H

who sold for $10,500 to Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB. Overby Stock Farm would like to thank all the buyers, bidders and attendees of the sale for their support of the program.

BEST OF THE BREEDS BULL SALE MARCH 27, 2022, YORKSTON, SK 17

Goodview Gelbvieh Bulls

Averaged $7464

High seller Goodview Jetson 124J sold to Royal Western Gelbvieh and Nelson Gelbvieh for $23,000 Goodview Judge 132J sold to Jauer Dependable Genetics

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from Iowa, USA for $11,000. Thank you to to all the buyers bidders and everyone that followed our program. We are greatful and humbled by the support.


SALE RESULTS LUNDAR BULL SALE APRIL 2, 2022, LUNDAR, MB

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Bulls Gelbvieh bulls Heifers Pen of 3 Heifers

Averaged $4210 $3920 $2500 $4700

Once again the sale was online with DLMS, and bleachers were full with bidders and buyers. Purchases were made from Manitoba and Ontario.

High selling Gelbvieh was NMGF Jeopardy 30J to Cliff Cherniak Gimli, MB for $4500. Herb & Corrie Govier purchased a pen of 3 heifers and a new herdsire. Stuart Nikkel purchased 2 bulls, and Farrell Pott purchased a bull. Thank you to all the buyers, bidders, Melissa McRae with DLMS, and the Lundar Bull Sale committee

COMMON GROUND ONLINE BULL SALE MARCH 17-18, 2022, OLDS, AB 15 9 24

Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Bulls

Averaged $4930 $5184 $5025

The Common Ground Gelbvieh Bull Sale group consisting of Cowlick Ranch, Stonegate Farm, 7T Cattle, Unger Land & Livestock & Dayspring Cattle held their first online sale March 17-18 with the bulls on display at Olds, AB. The sale group brought together a selection of top genetics to share

and were honoured by the support selling into three provinces. The high seller was CLR Joey 7J ET, a red Balancer bull, at $7000 going to George Simpson, Westlock, AB. George Simpson was also the volume buyer adding STON Jackson 2J for $6250 and STON Juan Pablo 7J for $5500. The high selling two year old was DSP Red Express 1H, a calving ease bull, for $6755 going to MC Ranch, Cold Lake, AB. The 2023 Common Ground online bull sale will be held March 16-17, Olds, AB.

FLADELAND LIVESTOCK & TWIN VIEW LIVESTOCK BULL SALE MARCH 16, 2022, MOOSE JAW, SK 20 17

Two Year Old Bulls Yearling Bulls

Averaged $6183 $6126

High Selling Two Year Old Bulls FLAD Fladeland Heavy Metal 30H, sold to RPS Gelbvieh of Medstead, SK for $10,000. He is a son of Fladeland Element 21E which was a feature sire group for Fladelands. FLAD Fladeland Highwayman 24H sold to the Cleveland Family of Bengough, SK for $9,500. 24H is another impressive son of the Element 21E herdsire. FLAD Fladeland Hatchet 22H was selected by Golden Buckle Gelbvieh of North Dakota for $9,000. The Dockter family will add this son of LRSF LRL Dewalt F148 to their bull battery.

High Selling Yearling Bulls AWB Twin View Red Carpet 5J, was selected by Wayne & Lois of Selin’s Gelbvieh at Stockholm, SK for $11,000. Red Carpet is a son of past World Champion bull KHR Grizzly Red. AWB Twin View Pendleton 21J ET, was purchased by Brittain Farms of Falun, AB for $10,000. Pendleton is a son of reigning National Champion Female, AWB Twin View Sugar 26F. AWB Twin View Vendetta 99J, sold to Stone Gate Farm of Sundre, AB for $8000. Vendetta was the National Junior Calf Champion in 2021 and a son of JLSL Bonanza 929G. Thank you to our bidders and buyers.

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SALE RESULTS GELBVIEH ADVANTAGE BULL SALE MARCH 11-12, 2022, FARM GATE TIMED AUCTION 29 8

Yearling Bulls Long Yearling

Averaged $4318 $5300

Once again, The Gelbvieh Advantage Bull Sale was held as a DLMS Farm Gate Timed Auction. High seller this year was CK Just Right 80J, selling to Flatland Ranch for $7700. Next up was BNH Head of Class 1H who sold to Rolling Ridge Ranch for $6500, then BNH Hemi 35H

was awarded to Classic Cattle Co for $6500 and CK Joshua 111J was selected by Maschmeyer Cattle Company for $6500. Brittain Farms along with BNH Livestock would like to thank all buyers, bidders and all who came out to the farms to view the bulls.

DRAFT PICKS BULL SALE FEBRUARY 15, 2022, RED DEER COUNTY, AB 26 25 57

long yearlings yearlings bulls

Averaged $6827 $4470 $5672

The 2022 edition was once again filled with high quality sire prospects! The beautiful February weather for the open house leading up to the sale provided a great opportunity to see the bulls and catch up with fellow cattlemen. The high selling bull was RWG Happy Hour 0442 ET, selling to RJ Genetics, Mississippi for $25,000 for 1/2 possession and 1/2 semen interest. The second high selling bull was RWG Holiday INN 0415 ET, selling to Nelson Gelbvieh for $15,000 for 1/2 possession and 1/2 semen interest. These two

bulls are flush mates from the RWG Kitty 7411 donor dam and sired by JRI Secretariat 285E78. RWG Hashtag 0447 ET sold for $13,500 to Cow Lick Ranch & Pin to Point Gelbvieh. He is a direct son of RWG Exact Combination 7409 & RWG Kitty’s Fantasy 8516. RWG Hot Tamale 0442 ET sold for $8,000 to RPS Gelbvieh. He is a direct son of RWG Exact Combination 7409 & RWG Kitty’s Fantasy 8516. With the strongest set of bulls to date we had lots of high quality bulls sell into great commercial and seed-stock breeding programs. Rocky Top Gelbvieh and Royal Western Gelbvieh look forward to hosting you on February 14th, 2023

DAVIDSON GELBVIEH & LONESOMEDDOVE RANCH BULL SALE MARCH 4, 2022, PONTEIX, SK The Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 33rd Annual Bull Sale was held on Friday, March 4, 2022, near Ponteix, SK. Sale Day arrived along with a good amount of snow, providing some much-needed moisture. Many determined customers attended the sale to bid in person, and there was also a large and active bidding community online with DLMS. Live bulls sold into five Canadian provinces and three American states, to both repeat buyers and new clients. Page 56 • Summer 2022 • Gelbvieh guide

Purebred red and black Gelbvieh yearling bulls sold for an average price of $4,607. Schedule in your attendance at the 34th Annual Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Bull Sale on Friday, March 3, 2023, at the Bull Yards, southwest of Ponteix.


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COMING EVENTS A Complimentary Service Provided by the Canadian Gelbvieh Association June 26 - Entry deadline for Canadian Jr. Gelbvieh show July 15 – Deadline application for the Canadian Junior Association Scholarship July 21-24 - Canadian Jr. Gelbvieh Association 50th Anniversary Weekend, Stettler, AB Aug. 13 - Man-Sask Field Day hosted by Overby Stock Farm, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Sep. 1 – Deadline for the Fall issue of the Gelbvieh Guide magazine

Oct. 14 - Function & Fitness 4.0, Twin View Livestock, Parkbeg, SK Oct. 27 - Pre-sort Gelbvieh Cross calf satellite sale, Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK Oct. 26 - Pre-sort Gelbvieh Cross calf satellite sale, Medicine Hat Feeding Company, Medicine Hat, AB

Nov. 10 - 2 pm, 50th Anniversary Gelbvieh show, Edmonton, AB Nov 18-19 - Wish List Events & Sale, Stettler, AB

Dec. 1 - 8-10 am, CGA Annual Meeting, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Dec. 1 - 11:30 am, National Gelbvieh Sale, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Dec. 1- Sweetheart Classic, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Dec. 1 - 50th Anniversary Banquet, Royal Hotel, Regina, SK

Sept. 15 - Deadline for guaranteed results for DNA to be submitted for People's Choice Bull Futurity

Nov. 9-12 - Farmfair International, Edmonton, AB

Nov. 30 - 2 pm, National Gelbvieh Show, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

Dec. 1 - CGA Photo Contest entry deadline Dec. 4 - The Gathering Sale, Olds Cow Palace, Olds, AB 2023 Jan. 1 - Deadline for the Spring 2023 issue of the Gelbvieh Guide magazine Feb. 14 - Draft Picks Annual Bull Sale, Red Deer County, AB Mar. 6 - Severtson Land & Cattle Bull Sale, Red Deer County, AB Mar. 3 - Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Annual Bull Sale, Ponteix, SK Mar. 16-17 - Common Ground Bull Sale, Olds, AB

Nov. 18-19 - People's Choice Bull Futurity, Stettler, AB

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ADVERTISERS INDEX BNH Livestock 57 Bar GR 59 Brittain Farms 57 Common Ground Bull Sale 29 Davidson Gelbvieh 36, OBC Dayspring Cattle 58 Eyot Valley Ranch 59 Fir River Livestock 59, IBC Fladeland Livestock 59 Flatland Ranch 59 Foursquare Gelbvieh 57 Gelbvieh World 57 Goodview Gelbvieh 59 HS Knilll Company 52, 57 . Hillsdown Ranch 57 Hilltop Gelbvieh 57

JSJ Livestock 48 Jen-Ty Gelbvieh 4, 58 Keriness Cattle Co. 58 Knudson Farms 59 Koziak Land & Cattle 58 LC Ranch 58 Lonesome Dove Ranch 36, OBC Long Lane Cattle Company 47 Man-Sask Assoc 18 Maple Grove Gelbvieh 59 Milne’s Gelbvieh 29, 58 Nelson Gelbvieh 58 Neogen Canada 16 Overby Stock Farm 7 People’s Choice Futurity 13 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh 57

Advertising Content The Gelbvieh Guide assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising copy, and has the right to refuse any ad copy or photos. Advertisers shall indemnify and hold harmless the Guide containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance must conform to records kept by the Canadian Gelbvieh Association. Copy deviating from official records may be changed as necessary without advertiser consent. Editorial Policy Opinions expressed are the writer’s and not necessarily those of Gelbvieh Guide or the Canadian Gelbvieh Association. Photographs are welcome, but no responsibility is assumed during transit or while in the office. Publisher’s Statement: All statements, including product claims, are those of the person or organization making the statement or claim. The publisher does not adopt any such statement or claim as its own, and any such statement or claim does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the publisher.

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Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association Scholarship All eligible juniors are encouraged to apply for the $500 Scholarship. Please complete the Scholarship Application Form and include a one page essay describing your involvement in the Gelbvieh breed. Please submit your application form and essay to the CGA office by email (gelbvieh@gelbvieh.ca), fax (403-291-5624), or mail (5160 Skyline Way NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6V1). The deadline to apply is July 15, 2022. To be eligible you must be a current or previous member of the Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association between the ages fifteen (15) and twenty five (25) as of January 1st of the current calendar year. Juniors are eligible to receive the award more than once. Scholarship recipients will be presented with a cheque upon proof of enrollment. Send an official class enrollment form or receipt of tuition payment to the Canadian Gelbvieh Association office no later than October 1, 2021. In the event that a circumstance arises that prevents the recipient from enrolling in the school of choice by the above deadline, the scholarship will be forfeited. To retain scholarship, the recipient must complete at least one semester of full enrollment. If the semester is not completed, money awarded must be refunded to the Canadian Junior Gelbvieh Association.

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