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Official Publication of the Saskatchewan Angus Association

Summer 2017

Publications Mail Agreement #40019886

Get Involved!

by Josee Monvoisin

The Top Five Reasons Why You Should Attend the Next Saskatchewan Breeder Information Session: 1. Expand your perspective, skills, and knowledge. 2. Network with industry leaders and fellow Angus breeders. 3. Create value for your operation. 4. Be an active member - support the Saskatchewan Angus Association. 5. It’s a great excuse to get off the ranch for the day! On April 20th members of the Saskatchewan Angus Association gathered at the Travelodge in Saskatoon for an informative afternoon and evening. The event was well attended by both Saskatchewan Angus members and those involved in the Saskatchewan Angus Association’s Mentorship program. Mentees in attendance were Shane Roger, Erika Easton, Lacey Demmans, and myself. The mentors that made it to the event were Neil Carruthers, Wes Olynyk, and Anne and Barry Wasko. These Breeder Information Sessions are an awesome opportunity to acquire new information and network within the industry. I also had the opportunity to attend the December session in Moose Jaw, where it was great to visit and spread Christmas cheer with fellow breeders. I encourage everyone try to attend at least one information session this year.

To start the afternoon off in Saskatoon, Dr. Nathan Erickson, DVM delivered a very informative presentation on prebreeding tips, which was well received with great interaction with the members in attendance asking many questions. This was followed by an engaging presentation from Lance Stockbrugger. Lance is a chartered accountant and farmer in the Humboldt area. He presented on succession and taxes (both are certain), the talk included many of his experiences and also addressed audience questions. Many of us could relate to a lot of the humorous stories he shared about discussions on transferring multi-generation operations and struggles to ‘save’ on payments to the tax-man. After a nice supper Candace Ippolito, CEO and owner of SaskMade Marketplace spoke on her experiences creating agri-value. Candace openly shared her successes and failures and the lessons she learned along the way regarding the SaskMade Continued on Page 6


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We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every individual and corporation that participated at our annual production sale this past March. It was truly humbling to have our program so well received by cattlemen of all stripes. We will continue to measure and identify traits that the industry is demanding and we will do it accurately to make sure that the less predictable becomes more transparent therefore giving our customers a more secure investment into the future.

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Saskatchewan Angus Association - 2017 Board of Directors President

Directors

Michael Wheeler Saskatoon, SK 306-382-9324 wheelers_stock_farm@hotmail.com

Geoff Anderson Bethune, SK 306-731-7921 geoffanderson1@hotmail.com

Kodie Doetzel Junior Director Lipton, SK 306-336-2245 kdnuhorizon@gmail.com

1st Vice-President

Sarah Davidson-Coward Swift Current, SK 306-741-0081 sarahdavidson@sasktel.net

David Johnson Canadian Director Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 daj@sasktel.net

Sheldon Kyle Redvers, SK 306-452-7545 sheldon@kenrayranch.com

2nd Vice-President Trent Liebreich Radville, SK 306-869-7207 tjlmerit@sasktel.net

Executive Director

Glen Gabel Regina, SK 306-536-1927 glengabel@sasktel.net

Tracey Willms Canadian Director Dundurn, SK 306-492-2161 traceywillms@gmail.com

Robin Hogberg Langenburg, SK 306-743-2840 rthogberg@sasktel.net

Gord Roger Balgonie, SK 306-771-2305 valleylodge@sasktel.net

Chad Hollinger Neudorf, SK 396-331-0302 hollingerlandandcattle@gmail.com

Past President

Michelle Potapinski Hodgeville, SK 306-677-7540 windy.willows@sasktel.net

Mike Howe Moose Jaw, SK 306-691-5011 dlmhowe@xplornet.net

Dale Easton Canadian Director Wawota, SK 306-739-2805 eastondale.angus@sasktel.net

Honourary President Grant Crossman Rosetown, SK

Kristine Sauter Wawota, SK 306-435-2240 bridgewayfarms@hotmail.com

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Published by: Saskatchewan Angus Association Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone: 306-757-6133 Fax: 306-525-5852 office@saskatchewanangus.com

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Summer 2017 Distributed to approximately 750 Angus Breeders’ and 2000+ Commercial Producers in Saskatchewan. 3 Issues per year Fall deadline - October 1 Spring deadline - January 15 Summer deadline - May 15 Page 4

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Get Involved... Market Place, and how we as producers can certainly be advocates for our industry, but we need to speak the same ‘language’ as the person you are trying to share

practices with. We also have many great, unique and local Saskatchewan products that consumers are very excited to find at SaskMade. Candace also treated the audience to some goodies from the store. Overall the day was filled with great presentations and excellent audience engagement.

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As you can see from details on just these few hours spent in Saskatoon, being part of the mentorship program opens many doors for us as the next generation of breeders. The mentorship experience for me thus far has been very valuable, I have had the chance to attend various other events, the opportunity to bounce ideas off of Anne and Barry and get great feedback. I plan to attend the Wasko branding over the long weekend in May and get a ranch tour. Also coming up this summer is the Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary, AB August 14-17th, which I will be attending with my mentors Anne and Barry. I encourage all the members of the 2017 mentorship program to take full advantage of this opportunity and to gain as much as they can from their mentors. You will see my fellow mentees out and about at the Canadian Angus Convention, the Saskatchewan Angus tour and various other industry events. For those that are thinking about applying for the mentorship program next year I highly recommend that you do! 

On the next day, the Saskatchewan Angus Board of Directors, along with the mentees and a couple of mentors participated in a Board Governance session that included “Board Recruitment” and “Elements of Effective Meetings” put on by Jayme Gramlich and Becky Hoehn with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The session highlighted the process of recruiting board members, which included identifying varied candidates to have a well-rounded board with diverse skill sets, and the best practices to find exceptional candidates. During the session on effective meetings the take home points were the basic rules of agendas, good meeting practices such as having a meeting monitor, meeting habits to avoid ex. ‘side meetings’ or straying from agenda topics as well as the responsibility of a board member to support board decisions. This session might not have been as entertaining as the evening before but certainly some good information was provided, especially for anyone who is either currently serving on a board of directors, or considering doing so. Page 6

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President’s Report ... Another successful bull sale season has come and gone and by the time this issue hits your mailbox the cows should be out to grass. I hope everyone has received enough moisture this spring to get things growing. Our board held our spring meeting in April in Saskatoon in conjunction with a Breeder Information Session the evening prior to our meeting. We had an excellent turn out of young and old breeders that thoroughly enjoyed our three speakers. Everyone was able to take away some valuable information. Dr. Nathan Erickson provided some food for thought about managing our herd for improved reproductive performance and how that is a year long process. Lance Stockbrugger provided a lot of entertaining stories about his experience dealing with succession planning and the ownership, management and tax components of succession. The evening was capped off with a very candid and entertaining presentation by Candice Ippolitio. Candace talked about her journey from being an Angus breeder to working her way to being an entrepreneur and CEO of the SaskMade Marketplace. If you are interested in attending or hosting one of these events please contact the office. We are willing to examine any proposal

from our membership if they would like to host a similar event in their area. Our mentorship program has proven to be a very valuable addition to the programs we offer. The five mentees have attended a variety of events over the past several months and it has been very rewarding to watch these enthusiastic breeders learn and grow through the program. Funding for the program provided through Growing Forward 2 expires next March 2018 so we are in the process of selecting the new participants for the next phase of the program. We would welcome input about the program, and how it might function if the Growing Forward funds are, or are not available, as part of the new government framework. Saskatchewan has the privilege to host the Canadian Junior Angus Association’s “Showdown 2017” in Lloydminster July 20-22. I encourage all breeders, whether they have kids participating or not, to attend and show their support. I challenge breeders taking juniors to the show to try to take as many kids as possible. Look to friends, neighbours, commercial customers and 4-H members that may benefit from attending and bring them with you. If everyone coming brought just one new participant that had never been to Showdown, think about how big the show would be. Let’s make this the biggest and best Showdown yet!

The tours are a perfect time to see some great Angus cattle and network and socialize with your fellow breeders. There are several stops over the two days with lots of Red and Black cattle to be viewed - see more details in center of this newsletter. Nominations are also due this summer for the Commercial Breeder of the Year award. These awards are a great way to pay tribute to the backbone of our industry and reward those who are supporters of our breed. Many commercial breeders are not in our industry looking for a ribbon or a banner, but are greatly honoured to receive this award. We all know some great people that we are proud to call our customers, so make sure you nominate them. Our annual Gold & Junior Show has proven to be highly successful the past three years it has been hosted in Lloydminster as part of the annual Stockade Roundup, and we hope to build on that success again this year. The quality of the show in terms of facilities, participation, and quality of cattle exhibited has been exceptional. We’ll see you there November 1-4. We have a long summer ahead of us and hopefully we see you down the trail at some of these events. If we can’t meet face to face feel free to contact me or any of the board members with your comments or concerns.

Plans are also well underway for our summer tour which will be held August 10th & 11th in north-west Saskatchewan.

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From The Director's Chair ... When I was asked to write an article for the summer issue of the Saskatchewan Edge, I was told the “slate was open”, meaning I could write about anything. Well, that made it much more difficult, until my husband told me to write about something that I was passionate about. Now that was easy… Youth in Agriculture! Whether it be in a tractor cutting hay, in the barn helping out with calving, seeding and harvesting the crops or in the show ring, each and every aspect of Youth in Agriculture is important. As a parent on a ranch, a show mom, a 4-H Leader, and everyday Mom, I can see daily how important it is to encourage and cultivate our youth. We experience great pride while watching our children grow in confidence gained from bidding on and purchasing their first animal, learning to drive tractor or walking into the show ring. It is gratifying to watch them learn the importance of agriculture for themselves.

by Michelle Potapinski

Maybe I am being biased but I think our youth are lucky to grow up in rural Saskatchewan. They quickly develop many characteristics that help them learn how to become young ambassadors of our families and our industry. Traits like a good work ethic, patience, compassion, dealing with disappointment, understanding, etc. learned through programs like 4-H, junior breed associations, and the like help them achieve their dreams and goals. Some of those dreams and goals may be beyond the family farm or running the family farm, but they are all valuable in any walk of life. Many of the younger generation owe their success to the fact that they were involved in Agricultural programs as a youth. I believe we as cattle breeders have done a tremendous job in opening avenues to help kids get involved in the industry. Many female production sales offer junior incentives or discounts. Various organizations offer incredible agriculture based scholarships. In the Angus business, I believe our youth are especially lucky as we are privileged to have the Saskatchewan Mentorship program and the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association both of which offer

opportunities for travel, education and networking. Juniors are encouraged to attend the Provincial Junior Show held annually in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Angus Gold Show. At the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Show kids learn hard work, discipline, team work and most of all have loads of fun. On a national scale, the Canadian Junior Angus Association under the direction of Belinda Wagner provides many opportunities for juniors. They host two major events each year. Showdown, the National Junior Summer Show and GOAL, the Junior Leadership Conference. Each of these amazing events offers our youth the opportunity to meet, learn and grow in the business. So this summer when you see your neighbor’s kid cutting hay, or hauling bales, or if you see juniors at the SAA Summer Pasture tour or Showdown or your local 4H Achievement Day, take the time to smile, shake their hand and thank them for making your day, because they are our future!!!

Saskatchewan Angus Association

COMMERCIAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Nominations are now open for the Commercial Producer of the Year and a winner will be selected by the Board at their fall meeting prior to Canadian Western Agribition (CWA). The recipient will be notified of the award and invited to the Angus Show at CWA. Please provide the name, address and a brief history on the individual(s) with your nomination. Also provide your name and contact information. For more information, call the office at 306-757-6133. Send your nomination by mail, fax or email to: Saskatchewan Angus Association Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Fax 306-525-5852 Email: office@sasktchewanangus.com Page 10

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Premises Identification Becomes a Requirement for Livestock Traceability Premises identification (PID) is an important element in an effective traceability system. Registering your premises online is quick, easy and free, and now it’s required. Since December 2016, PID has been a requirement for participating in provincial livestockrelated programs. PID was established to plan for, control and prevent the spread of livestock diseases. It can also be used as an early warning system to notify producers of natural disasters such as a flood or fire that could affect their animals or operations. We can easily see the benefits in the recent bovine tuberculosis situation. Officials were able to determine where the animals were located and potential movements occurring—live animal movements are a major transmission method for the spread of infectious agents. As producers, you want to ensure you are in the best position possible to protect your cattle if a disease outbreak were to happen. Registering your premises allows for this. Saskatchewan can be in a better position to respond to disease outbreaks, and even prevent outbreaks, with a full database of information provided by producers. Registrants’ information is kept private and only used in such emergencies. The federal government fully supports a national tractability system. PID supports the traceability system by linking livestock to specific geographical locations, allowing officials to quickly

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contact the owners of those animals and dispatch appropriate resources in the event of a livestock disease outbreak. A fully functional traceability system requires: 1. Animal Identification (RFID tag). In Canada, cattle, sheep and bison require radio frequency identification tags when transported outside of their herd of origin. 2. Premises Identification (PID). Any physical land location associated with livestock, such as a farm, pasture, feedlot, auction mart, veterinary office and abattoir, should be assigned a unique identification number. 3. Animal Movement. Documented movement information (manifests) must accompany all cattle shipments. In this way all animal movements can be followed. A PID number is now a requirement to access the alternative financing options available through the Livestock Loan Guarantee program and to utilize the Saskatchewan Pasture Program. PID numbers should be recorded on brand manifests and added to producers’ Canadian Livestock Traceability System (also known as the Canadian Cattlemen’s Identification Agency database) accounts when buying tags or age verifying. In the near future a PID number will be required to move cattle; producers are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Producers can use traceability as a management tool. The ability to trace an animal throughout its life can provide

by Melissa Hurst, Provincial Livestock Specialist

many economic, environmental and social benefits. Under Growing Forward 2, the Livestock Traceability Rebate program provides funding for purchasing equipment, such as wand readers and scale heads with tracking capabilities, to aid producers in recording information related to traceability. Traceability will maintain Canada’s reputation for producing safe and healthy food, but it will also protect Canada’s livestock and livestock producers. Without a registered PID number, you may not be contacted in the event of an emergency. For more information or assistance to complete your registration, contact the Agriculture Knowledge Centre at 1-866457-2377 or visit http://premisesid. saskatchewan.ca. Frequently Asked Questions: As a cattle producer is there a benefit to register each location where my herd could be located? Yes, there is a benefit to have multiple premises in the PID system, particularly those away from your main site to ensure you are notified of an emergency in that specific area. What does capacity mean and why is it important? Capacity refers to the maximum number of animals (of each species) your premises will reasonably accommodate at any one time. In the event of an animal health emergency or natural disaster, officials need to know the maximum number of animals impacted, to help plan quantities of vaccinations, evacuation numbers or etc.. 

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Visit the North West Summer Angus Tour Registration Form

Name _________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ We will ride the bus Thursday yes / no; Friday yes / no (circle one) The Registration Fee is $50.00, 16 and under $10 Please make cheques payable to Saskatchewan Angus Association and mail to: Northwest Sask Angus Tour Box 410, Edam, SK S0M 0V0

Pen Display Form

Please have pen entries submitted by July 24, 2017 with the following information:

Name/Farm Name ____________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Number of Pens (x $100 per pen) ________ Pens are 20 x 10 Indicate Pen Composition: Cow _____ Cow/Calf _____ Heifer Calf _____ Bull Calf _____ Bred Heifer _____ Bull Mature _____ Bull Yearling _____ I will be displaying on Thursday at Eye HIll Stock Farm ____ OR I will be displaying on Friday at Stuart Cattle Station

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Committee contact: Brennan Schachtel 306-821-2504 or Mitch Stuart - 306-845-7793 Please enclose cheque made out to: Northwest Sask Angus Tour Box 410, Edam, SK S0M 0V0

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Lloydminster Host Hotels Microtel - 306-825-3820 Super 8 - 306-825-7988 Register at Microtel Hotel August 10 - 8 - 9 am

August 10 - Buses depart Microtel at 9 am August 11 - Buses depart Microtel at 8 am

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Out and about in Saskatchewan... Hello all. As I sit down to write this it seems like Mother Nature just can’t make up her mind about what she should be doing. From record breaking highs mid-April, to near record cold and snow the end of the month, I think we are all ready for May flowers. The bull sales are wrapped up for the spring and overall I would say they were pretty successful. Good bulls were in strong demand by both purebred and commercial producers. Most producers are fairly optimistic about where we currently are at in the markets, and hope if it can stay at these levels without the big swings of the past couple years everyone along the chain should be able to put some money in their pockets. With the sales behind us lets not forget to transfer the papers on the bulls and females you sold this spring. For your commercial customers this not

by Bob Toner CAA Director Business of Development for SK/MB

only allows them to keep track of the genetics they are using but also makes them eligible to receive Angus tags to access the various programs looking for Angus beef. Also remember to keep in contact with your buyers. A farm visit is the best thing you could do, but at the least, a couple phone calls during the breeding and fall season wouldn’t hurt. There is a lot of competition out there not only from other fellow Angus breeders but from other breeds as well. The SAA sponsored another Breeder Information Session on April 20th in Saskatoon. Once again it was well attended, the various speakers were excellent and the interaction between speakers and those in attendance made for an interesting and informative discussion. The topics covered this time included “Pre-Breeding Tips” with Dr. Nathan Erickson, “Succession Planning and Taxes - Both Are For Certain” with Lance Stockbrugger and “Creating Agri-Value” with Candace Ippolito. If you have not yet attended one of these sessions I strongly recommend you do, they are well worth your time. I hope to see many of you out for the Canadian Angus Annual Convention being hosted by the Manitoba Angus

Association in Brandon this year. The convention runs June 8 - 10 with the Victoria Inn as the host hotel. One of the highlights of this will be Cattleman’s Connection Day on Friday June 9th. This will feature panel discussions with various industry leaders on topics currently affecting our industry. Also in the afternoon there will be tours of various operations in the Brandon area. These are always interesting and informative and a great way to connect with various industry leaders. Another highlight is on Saturday evening following the banquet with the Canadian Angus Foundation’s “Building The Legacy” sale. Not only is this an opportunity to purchase leading Angus genetics but also some great and exciting “Experiences” as well. Be sure to attend this outstanding event and support your breed and it’s future. I plan to be out and about this summer so if you’d like me to come around for a visit, or would just like to talk don’t hesitate to contact me. Call or text me at 306-716-5272 or email me at btoner@ cdnangus.ca. See ya down the road!

Attend the 2017 Saskatchewan Summer Tour! We would like to commend the Saskatchewan Angus Board for taking the initiative to establish and support the Saskatchewan Angus Summer Tours. We have had the opportunity to attend each tour starting in the SE in 2013. These tours have been an excellent opportunity to walk through pastures and corrals to view outstanding Angus genetics. It is also a great time for fellowship with other Angus breeders. Each tour has always had outstanding hosts offering plenty of refreshments and delicious food. We would encourage everyone to make the time to join the tour this summer in the NW area of our province. Collin, Michelle & Hillary Sauder • Windy Willows Farms Tour time has arrived. Attending gives you an awesome opportunity to meet fellow breeders and visit herds you may not have been able to see in the past. Do yourself a favor, grab a friend and go for a drive... I have been on several of the past tours, they are a great time and I will see you there again this year! Clarke Ward • Ward's Red Angus

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Ranch environment and beef demand

cow to your environment. You don’t see them in breeding and management decisions because, unlike twinning or the backgrounding yard, feedback is muted and maybe a year You’ve heard about it often enough: Match the cow to your and many miles down the road. Still, the consumers’ growing environment. The articles and presentations say optimize the demand for higher beef quality is a growing component use of land, labor and forage resources; monitor success by of your ranch environment, presenting an opportunity to measuring pounds of beef per acre. optimize your resources and management. That sounds simple enough, but individuals vary their interpretations. Those who love to put more labor into it may select for twinning and double their output. Of course, that’s far-fetched and rejected by any who have experienced the tradeoffs of trying to get twins born unassisted to a dam that will rouse them both to nurse and then raise them both to weaning. You certainly get rapid feedback as to success or failure, and that serves as part of your environment: the challenge of raising twins is greater than the increased production per acre. If twinning won’t work for your resources, you might shift gears and consider a feedyard to diversify risk while maximizing those pounds of beef per acre. Many cattle farms and ranches across the country incorporate a weaning pen and backgrounding enterprise, but few retain ownership beyond a few weeks – that would not enhance their labor, land and management. Again, we have direct feedback as to suitability of an alternative, but in this case management makes the cow less relevant. Few articles reference the consumer’s impact on ranch environment. Just the thought of some city hipster dictating your environment can stop the reading if not make the blood boil. But keep calm and read on: consumers exert an indirect influence on your ranch environment, but they still represent the only new money in the beef production system. Without their influence, all the other segments in the chain are just trading the same dollars among themselves. The consumer will choose beef, pork, poultry or fish, each time providing the first new dollars into that protein’s supply chain. Those dollars then flow through the supply chain to signal more or less demand.

Leading seedstock suppliers know that. It’s their role to study those demand signals and plan ahead to help you meet not today’s demand but what the market will want a few years in the future when their bulls’ progeny are finished and ready for harvest. Look around and you’ll find a good number of genetic suppliers to help you target the consumer demand for high-quality beef while maintaining a focus on breeding cows with moderate milk or reduced mature size. Yes, carcass quality can be achieved without sacrificing ranch adaptability – oh wait, a cow suited to quality is already helping you adapt your ranch, as are management plans that help realize her calf’s genetic potential to marble. Matching the cow to restaurant and meat-case environments has been demonstrated at ranches, farms and feedyards across the country. There are brand partners in the desert Southwest, the hot and sticky Southeast, the feed-rich Midwest and arid mountain West. Science has not evaluated every market and environmental combination, but farmers, feeders and ranchers evaluate the influence consumer protein choice has on their operation every day. Choice and Prime cattle have exceeded 80% of the fed supply this spring, bringing no signal from the demand environment to suggest we need more below-average beef. New consumer dollars are scarce for lower quality beef, because the most price-conscious consumers who simply want cheap protein have more economical options in poultry and pork. Matching the cow herd to the environment is difficult, but today’s successful managers optimize land and labor inputs by satisfying the demand for high-quality beef.

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SASKATCHEWAN, SHOW YOUR ANGUS PRIDE!

Be a part of the Canadian angus foundation history book! Every History, long or short, is an important Play to the Competion of the Canadian Angus Foundation History Book! Every History is a Touchdown for Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Tyra Fox - President Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-9624 tyrafox20@gmail.com Brianna Kimmel - Vice-President Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-3643 brianna@twistedsisterscattle.ca Alexis Frick - Secretary Neudorf, SK - 306-730-9913 northernviewangus@imagewireless.ca Kodie Doetzel - Junior Director Lipton, SK - 306-336-2245 kdnuhorizon@gmail.com Directors at Large Jennifer Jones Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-7253 jennifer.j.jarret@gmail.com Carson Liebreich Radville, SK - 306-815-7226 tjlmerit@sasktel.net Wade Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-876-4420 olynyk44@gmail.com Baxter Blair McLean, SK - 306-699-7211 baxteraiden@hotmail.com Ty Schwan Swift Current, SK - 306-774-4494 jschwan69@yahoo.ca

Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... It’s been a crazy spring with the weather not knowing what it wants to do, but it looks like the nice warm summer weather is going to stay around soon. Let’s go back to this past February which was the annual GOAL conference held in Edmonton, Alberta. It was a great weekend that was very fun for all juniors; there was 70 juniors in attendance from all over Canada including over a dozen Saskatchewan juniors. There were also some American members of the NJAA in attendance. It’s always nice having the American juniors come to our GOAL conference because it gives our juniors a chance to learn more about the way they do things in the States, as well as it lets them learn more about our Association. The 2018 GOAL conference will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba next February so be sure to watch for more news on that! Coming up very soon is the 18th annual Canadian Junior Angus Association Showdown. This year it will be held in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan the weekend of July 20-22. The entries are due June 1st, but don’t worry if you missed that, you can still make the ‘late’ deadline of June 20. Forms can be

by Tyra Fox

found in this Saskatchewan Angus Edge or on the Canadian Junior Website. Showdown is an extremely fun time for all juniors - there are many events that go along with the showmanship and conformation classes. Some of these events are photography, literature, print marketing, team grooming, judging, sales talk, art, scrapbooking, graphic design, a farm sign competition and a cook off! It gives juniors a chance to meet up with new and old friends and create lifelong connections. The past three falls the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Gold Show has been in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in conjunction with the Lloydminster Stockade Round Up. It is always a great show with a great turn out and a blast for all the juniors that come out. Be sure to watch for more information on entries and dates for the Saskatchewan Junior Show. They will be available on the Saskatchewan Angus and Lloydminster Exhibition web-sites later this summer. That’s all for now. Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions about the upcoming events! I look forward to seeing my fellow juniors down the road. 

Welcome to these new Angus Juniors!

Davis Schmidt Watrous, SK - 306-946-2616 davis.schmidt1@gmail.com

Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association

Mason and Grady Howe were born March 29, 2017. Proud parents are Mike and Lisa of Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK

Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone 306-757-6133 Fax 306-525-5852

office@saskatchewanangus.com www.saskatchewanangus.com

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Tanya Howe Damsgaard Scholarship Winners Announced Congratulations to Charlene Patterson & Shelby Evans! Charlene Patterson is currently enrolled in a Master’s of Physiotherapy at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up on the Double C Red Angus farm near Foam Lake, SK. Charlene was heavily involved in 4-H as a youth in beef and horse clubs. Additionally, she worked at the Cosmopolitan learning center as Life Skills support worker for individuals with developmental disabilities. Charlene is also passionate about active living. She is a personal trainer, a swimming instructor and a volleyball coach. Shelby Evans is studying Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan. Shelby is involved in her family farm, Horseshoe E Charolais at Kenaston, SK. She’s been showing cattle at Agribition every year since she was nine years old. Shelby has been active in the 4-H and Charlene Patterson the Canadian Charolais Youth Association, having served as a National Director for the CCYA . She also is active in sports, playing basketball, volleyball and track. Charlene and Shelby join the first recipient of the Scholarship; Katelyn Stehr from Swan River, Manitoba. Katelyn is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. Shelby Evans Katelyn was an active 4-H member in equine and cattle projects as well as a member of the Canadian Junior Angus Association. Additionally, she is an active volunteer for numerous causes ranging from Agriculture in the Classroom to the Canadian Blood Services. -------------------------------The Tanya Howe Damsgaard Memorial Scholarship was established by the family and friends of Tanya Howe Damsgaard after her brief battle with cancer. Tanya was Katelyn Stehr a passionate individual that embodied education and community service. Tanya grew up spending her youth actively enrolled in 4-H and the Charolais breed. Tanya pursued a career in pharmacy through the University of Saskatchewan and practiced in Manitoba until her passing. Tanya was a strong advocate for education and preventive patient care. Tanya’s commitment to excellence was noted by her employer when she earned the Pharmacist of the Year Award at London Drugs in 2009. This scholarship is intended to encourage youth with an agriculture background to pursue careers in science and maintain a strong culture of community of service. This is a $1000 annual scholarship, awarded to students who have completed at least one year of post secondary education in agriculture, pharmacy, science or health sciences at a Canadian college or university. Selection criteria are: agriculture background, community service and academic performance. The application form is available at www.howefarm.ca.

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Business Directory GRANT ROLSTON Box 1562 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0 Phone: 403-593-2217 grantspix@gmail.com www.grantspix.com

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292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd. Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2 www.cdnangus.ca cdnangus@cdnangus.ca

For all your printing needs

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Index of Advertisers... Bar-H Land & Cattle Co........................... 2 Howe Family Farm............................... BC Ivanhoe Angus......................................... 5 Kenray Ranch........................................ 26 Masterpiece Sale..................................... 3

Merit Cattle Co....................................... 27 Six Mile Ranch Ltd................................... 9 Wheelers Stock Farm.............................. 7

Coming Events... Jun 1........... Deadline for Entries – Showdown 2017 June 8-10.... Canadian Angus Convention, Brandon, MB Jun15.......... CJAA Scholarship Application Deadline Jun 20......... Deadline for Late Entries – Showdown 2017 Jun 20......... T Bar C Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK Jul 20-22..... Showdown 2017, Lloydminster, SK Aug 10-11... Saskatchewan Angus SUMMER TOUR, North West SK Aug 15........ Deadline for Saskatchewan Angus Commercial Producer of the Year nominations Aug 15-17... Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Calgary, AB Oct 1........... Deadline for The Angus Edge, Fall Edition Oct 1........... Deadline for Entries, Canadian Western Agribition Oct 2........... Deadline for Entries, Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show Nov 1-4....... Stockade Round-Up and Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show, ................... Lloydminster, SK Nov 20-25... Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Nov 22........ Masterpiece Angus Sale, Regina, SK Nov 23........ Agribition Angus Shows, Regina, SK Nov 24........ Power and Perfection Sale, Regina, SK Dec 1.......... Beyond Borders Sale, Virden, MB Dec 9.......... Pride of the Prairies Sale, Saskatoon, SK

November 20 - 25, 2017 Regina, SK www.agribition.com 306-565-0565

Terry, Stacey, Brittany, Tyler & Megan Hunt RMB RR #1, Rose Valley, SK S0E 1M0 Terry’s Cell: 306-322-7439 Email: terryandstacey@xplornet.ca www.tandsfarms.ca

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Tto hallaounr bkuyeYrsoaun!d b idders

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Howe Family, #183 - 4th Ave. S.W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 691-5011 C: (306) 631-8779 dlmhowe@xplornet.com www.howefarm.ca

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