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Official Publication of the Saskatchewan Angus Association

Spring 2013

Publications Mail Agreement #40019886

Taylor Enterprises, Wawota, SK 2012 Commercial Producer of the Year

by Melanie Davidson

It’s not a common practice for beef producers, but boy is Garth Taylor glad he did it. In 2011, he direct marketed a group of 82 Angus steers to Western Feedlots in Alberta, plus he followed up on them by getting their performance and carcass data from the feedlot. It paid off. The data was remarkable, with 81 per cent of his steers achieving the Certified Angus Beef status. Sixty per cent would be average in most herds. “It’s nice to verify that you’re doing something right, especially when it’s your passion,” said Garth. And now he can add one more achievement to the growing list as the 2012 Saskatchewan Commercial Angus Breeder of the Year. Garth and Dorla Taylor and their son Ryan own and operate Taylor Enterprises Inc. Along with Ryan, the family includes their daughter Melanie Davidson and her husband Tyler. They breed over 600 head of commercial Black Angus cattle northwest of Wawota, Saskatchewan. They own 4,000 acres of land and rent another 1,600. About 700 of those acres are used for crops, and the remaining is for pasture and hay.

Dale Easton, SAA President with Garth, Dorla & Ryan Taylor and Tyler & Melanie Davidson The Taylor farm has been around for 85 years. Garth took over the farm from his father Henry in 1993, only 800 acres at the time. Henry took over the farm from his father Charles who settled the land in 1928 after immigrating here from Scotland. Now Ryan is set to be

the fourth generation of Taylor’s on the land. Taylor Enterprises hasn’t always been a large Angus beef operation. Continued on Page 8


IvanhoeAngus Consigning 20 Yearling Bulls, 6 Two Year Old Bulls and a small group of Replacement Heifers to the

City View Simmentals & Ivanhoe Angus 3rd Annual Bull Sale with Guest Consigners Yuke Angus & Wascana Herefords

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 1:00 pm Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

Ron & Marilyn Mountenay Box 23 Belle Plaine, SK 306-345-2560 Cell: 306-630-5871

Ivanhoe Touchdown 34Z

Ivanhoe Innovator 63Y

Youngdale TD 58R - Sire of 34Z

Ivanhoe Emblazon 58Y

Sandy Bar Innovator 46R Sire of 53Y & 63Y

Ivanhoe Innovator 53Y

Ivanhoe Emblazon 8Y

Crescent Creek 07 Emblazon 62W Sire of 8Y & 58Y

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Norseman Farms - The Dyrland Family

Contact us to request a catalogue

Ron: (306)375-7809 Kirby: (306)375-7731 Shaun: (306)375-7810 Darcy: (306)375-7737

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Norseman Farms and Bar CR Angus are joining Forces to offer 52 High Performance Bulls

26 Powerful Yearlings (Norseman) 26 2 Yr Olds(Bar CR) Thursday ~ April 4th, 2013 ~ 1:00 P.M. Heartland Livestock Services Swift Current, SK

Bar CR Angus Elite Two’s Our Program: Strictly Two’s!! Only Two’s!! Featuring 2 yr old calving ease sons of $79,500 valued bull Crescent Creek Tom Boy 15W

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Sat Jan 26...................................Lazy S Simmental Bull Sale .............................................................Mayerthorpe, AB Tue Feb 19..................................All Our Hearts Sale, Bar Heart Angus .............................................Bluffton, AB Thu Feb 21 .................................Nordal Farms Bull Sale.....................................................................Saskatoon, SK Fri Feb 22 ...................................Early Sunset Bull & Female Sale .....................................................Edam, SK Sat Feb 23 ..................................Lewis Farms Bull Sale ......................................................................Stony Plain, AB Sun Mar 3 ...................................R-Plus Simmental Bull & Female Sale ............................................Estevan, SK Sat Mar 9 ....................................Kuntz Farms Bull Sale 2013 .............................................................Balgonie, SK Sat Mar 16 ..................................LLB Angus Bull & Female Sale........................................................Erskine, AB Mon Mar 18.................................KBJ Round Farms Bull Sale ............................................................Clyde, AB Tue Mar 19..................................On Target Bull Sale ...........................................................................Barrhead, AB Thu Mar 21 .................................Johnson Livestock Bull & Female Sale .........................................Peebles, SK Fri Mar 22 ...................................Bone Creek Ranch Bull Sale............................................................Maple Creek, AB Fri Mar 22 ...................................Thistle Ridge Bull Sale .....................................................................Taber, AB Mon Mar 25.................................Everblack Angus Bull Sale...............................................................Vermilion, AB Tue Mar 26..................................U2 Ranch Bull Sale ...........................................................................High River, AB Thu Mar 28 .................................Minburn Angus Bull Sale..................................................................Minburn, AB Mon April 1.................................Hamilton Bull Sale ............................................................................Cochrane, AB Tue Apr 2 ....................................Windy Willow’s Bull Sale .................................................................Hodgeville, SK Wed Apr 3...................................Howe Red Angus Bull Sale ..............................................................Moose Jaw, SK Sat April 6...................................Crescent Creek Angus Bull & Female Sale ...................................Goodeve, SK Mon April 8.................................The Select Genetics Sale .................................................................Herbert, SK Tue Apr 9 ....................................Youngdale Bull Sale..........................................................................Alameda, SK

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Saskatchewan Angus Association 2013 Board of Directors President Dale Easton Wawota, SK 306-739-2805 eastondale.angus@sasktel.net

1st Vice-President Mike Howe Moose Jaw, SK 306-691-5011 dlmhowe@xplornet.net

Jason Frey Oxbow, SK 306-483-2720 jfrey1@xplornet.net

2nd Vice-President

Karla Hicks Mortlach, SK 306-355-2265 bluestone@sasktel.net

David Johnson Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 johnsonlivestockangus@gmail.com

Jenna Loveridge Melville, SK 306-728-3823 jjlangus@live.com

Executive Director

Gord Roger Balgonie, SK 306-771-2305 gordon.roger@merck.com

Bob Toner

Kelfield, SK 306-932-2180 shonda.toner@gmail.com Past President Clint Smith Mankota, SK 306-478-2470 breedcreekranch@sasktel.net

Erin Toner Junior Director Kelfield, SK 306-932-2180 erin_toner@hotmail.com

Kelly Feige Parkside, SK 306-747-2376 kafeige@sasktel.net

Kevin Blair Canadian Director Lanigan, SK 306-365-7922 kevin@blairs.ag Jon Fox Canadian Director Lloydminster, SK 306-825-9702 justamere@sasktel.net Corinne Gibson Canadian Director Fir Mountain, SK 306-266-4895 sixmile@sasktel.net John Willmot Honourary President Pense, SK

Kristine Sauter Wawota, SK 306-739-2240 bridgewayfarms@rfnow.com Michael Wheeler Saskatoon, SK 306-382-9324 wheelers_stock_farm@hotmail.com

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Belinda Wagner

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

Website: www.saskatchewanangus.com Publications Mail Agreement #40019886 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Saskatchewan Angus Association Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Spring 2013 Distributed to approximately 750 Angus Breeders’ and 2000+ Commercial Producers in Saskatchewan. 3 Issues per year Summer deadline - May 15 November deadline - October 1 February deadline - January 15

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Hereford, Limousin, Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Charolais 108th Annual

Held In Conjunction With the Regina Spring Steer & Heifer Show

Show: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. SALE: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. EVRAZ Place, Regina, SK

Phone Bids: Johnstone Auction Mart Office: 306-693-4715 Cell: 306-631-0767

For sale catalogue or more information see www.reginabullsale.com or contact Stacy Church at stacybullrbs@gmail.com or 306-874-5411

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Spring Bull and Female Sale Wednesday, April. 3, 2013 At the Ranch, Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan

205 BULLS - 95 HEIFERS

Peak Dot Eliminator 800Y Peak Dot Eliminator 819Y Peak Dot Eliminator 800Y

Peak Dot Bold 204U X Double AA Reto 287 BW: +4.6 WW: +43 YW: +87 M: +16 BW: 82 205 WT: 721365 WT: 1196

SAV Eliminator 9105 X Mohnen Dynamite 1356 BW: +3.7 WW: +59 YW: +107 M: +23 BW: 87 205 WT: 891 365 WT: 1344

SAV Eliminator 9105 X SAR New Trend 4100 2080 BW: +3.8 WW: +57 YW: +112 M: +21 BW: 86 205 WT: 829 365 WT: 1271

Peak Dot Eliminator 840Y

130 Progeny from SAV Eliminator 9105

SAV Eliminator 9105 was $95,000 feature Rito 707 son of the 2010 SAV Sale. He was the #1 marbling bull of his calf crop with a IMF ratio of 155 and scanned a 365 - day REA of 15.8 inches with a yearling scrotal measurement of 41 cm. Eliminator has consistently sired pounds, length, sheer thickness and extreme muscle density. His daughters were the highlight of the recent December Peak Dot Ranch Bull and Female Sale and the top selling sire group. His sons are the most impressive bulls ever raised at Peak Dot and will comprise the largest sire group in the 2013 Peak Dot Ranch Spring Bull and Female Sale.

SAV Eliminator 9105 X Mohnen Dynamite 1356 BW: +4.1 WW: +60 YW: +116 M: +26 BW: 88 205 WT: 932 365 WT: 1410

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SAV Eliminator 9105

View Sale Book and Sale Cattle Photo Gallery at www.peakdotranch.com or phone Carson Moneo 306-266-4414 Clay Moneo 306-266-4411 Email:peakdot@gmail.com

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continued from cover “Calving season and bull buying season is absolutely crazy around here. But how many people get to wake up every morning and do something they absolutely love to do,” said Dorla.

In 2010, the Taylor’s thought they’d reached Garth Taylor at Western Feedlots a new level of quality in their calf crop and “We had a small farm, mostly grain, and only about 100 head – a real Smartie decided it was the right time to market herd,” said Garth, referring to his directly to feedlots. Garth called colourful herd. “In the Spring of 2000 several feedlots to explain his program: I bought our first three Black Angus a uniform set of black calves on a full vaccination program, age verified, and bulls. That day changed our farm.” with green Angus ear tags. After using the Angus bulls, Taylor Enterprises made a plan to change the “I decided I had to use the Angus tags because they add value to the calves direction of the operation. when you want to sell them to feedlots. “I saw the calf crop and I realized the They set my calves apart from someone benefits of using Angus cattle,” said else’s and open up more marketing Garth, listing their maternal instincts, avenues,” said Garth. calving ease and hardiness as the top benefits. “The Angus calves clearly He asked for bids by a certain date outperformed the others in the pen.” and time on a delivered liner His problems with calving, including load of steers. He accepted spending hours getting big, slow the highest offer from Kasko calves to suck poor udders, started to Cattle Company. disappear. The next year, he followed the Garth set a goal: to produce a large same process and sold 82 steers number of uniform Angus calves that to Western Feedlots. But this time, he got the performance feedlots would desire. and carcass data back. They So they began to rapidly phase out were big steers, about 1,400 the other breeds, replacing them pounds when slaughtered, by purchasing Angus females and keeping replacement heifers. With less than 100 cows, it didn’t take long to create an Angus herd. And then the expanding began. Page 8

that gained exceptionally and graded unusually well. Eighty-one per cent of the steers graded Certified Angus Beef and Angus Pride, 10 per cent graded AAA, and nine per cent graded AA. Plus, they had one grade Prime, the best grade available. Certified Angus Beef is the most recognized, high-quality branded beef program in North America, only eligible to Black Angus cattle. The carcass has to meet a higher standard of tenderness and

Taylor Enterprises Carcass Data

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marbling than AAA. These carcasses are paid premiums, so feedlots will pay more for animals that could potentially qualify. Not surprisingly, Western Feedlots bought from Taylor Enterprises the following year, along with a good friend and neighbour with a similar program. Last spring, they travelled to Alberta to see the pens of fat steers just before slaughter. They’re now anxiously awaiting the data. The Taylor’s strictly believe in using Angus bulls on Angus cattle. And it’s working for them. With a large herd and small man power, they need their cows to calve easy and have maternal instincts. But they also need calves that have power and performance. That makes buying bulls a balancing act, says Garth. “We like to buy from local Angus breeders and we tour their herds first to look for genetics that produce good females,” said Garth. And it’s Ryan that does most of the homework and decision making. He spends hours looking over catalogues at pictures, EPDs and birth weights. They look for easy-fleshing bulls that have reputable genetics, deep bodies and thick top lines. Taylor Enterprises keeps its feeding program as current as possible by educating themselves on the most efficient feeding methods. They have an extensive bale grazing program with the cow herd and background calves on silage. They also do rotational grazing

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Taylor Backgrounders in the summer. In the past, they’ve tried corn and swath grazing, methods they’ll continue to consider. They work closely with a vet for optimal herd health, and they use a nutritionist to balance rations ensuring each animal gets the proper nutrients to produce to the best ability. So what’s next now that they’ve reached their goal? A focus on the heifers. Now they’re in a position to sell bred heifers, and they’re considering having an annual heifer sale. And, of course, the future involves Ryan. At only 19-years-old, he’s keen on raising cattle and a big decision maker in the operation. Ask Garth who #149 is bred to, and he might not know. But there’s no doubt Ryan can tell you. That’s why he’s dubbed the Cow Boss. “I love Angus because I know day in and day out our Angus cows work for me. I don’t work for them,” said Ryan, who has Angus in his blood.

Since making time for 600 cows and their calves isn’t enough, the Taylor’s are actively involved in the community. Garth is currently president of the Wawota Lion’s Club. He served six years on the RM council and coached many years of hockey. In addition to being the farm accountant and helping hand, Dorla works at the Royal Bank and does accounting for local businesses. Ryan and Melanie spent many years in the local 4-H Beef Club and always used home grown animals. In 2008, Melanie’s steer won Regional Grand Champion Steer. When Garth was asked to say a few words during the award presentation at Agribition, he only had one thing on his mind. Not the cows. Not the award. His family. And that’s what the Taylor farm is all about. “I’m really proud of what my family has accomplished, and I couldn’t have done it without them,” said Garth. 

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President’s Report ... Well just home from the Saskatchewan Angus AGM in Saskatoon, now to try to report to you what all happened! Our Canadian Association’s CEO Rob Smith gave a very informatitive and entertaining report of the CAA’s activities over the past year and some very informative insight of the direction of the CAA into the future. Rob invited the members to participate in their 2013 Convention that will be held June 6-9 in Guelph, Ontario. As for our own SAA we welcomed two new directors, Kristine Sauter of Kelso and Kelly Feige of Parkside onto the board and are happy to have Karla Hicks and Jason Frey continue on to serve on the board for another three year term. Kristine is sure to bring a lot of youthful enthusiasm and Kelly will bring a voice from the

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northern part of the province that we have been looking for awhile now. I would like to thank all of these people, as well as our other board members for making the commitment to serve on the Saskatchewan Angus board. At this time I would also like to thank our retiring directors Adam Knutson and Glen Briere for their contributions to the board and association in their past term. Our committees reported on activities over the last year and there was considerable discussion on future plans for the association from the strategic planning session that was held in December. Thanks to the members who took the time to participate in the process with us. Watch for some new promotions in the near future. We are also happy to announce that our Summer Gold & Junior Show will be returning to Prince Albert this summer, we hope to be continuing on with a pen show as well so please watch for details concerning this event in the next issue of the Edge.

by Dale Easton

Congratulations also go out to Blairs. Ag Cattle Co. for being named Saskatchewan Angus purebred breeder of the year for 2013. We will be making the official presentation of their award at their spring bull sale in early April. Initial plans have been started on the Canadian Angus Convention and AGM that our province will be hosting in early June of 2014 in Moose Jaw. Watch for more details as we move forward in our planning. We will also be producing a new breeder directory to be released at the CAA Convention in Moose Jaw so make sure you get your operation included in it – check the next issue of the Edge for application forms. On behalf of the SAA board we do thank the people who attended the meetings - we do wish more could join in for the afternoon. Well I need to run and do another cow check so will bring my report to a close wishing all luck with their calving and spring bull sales and here’s hoping the winter gets better for here on in!

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From The Director's Chair ... Angus Tags – Are you on Board? What could be easier? Every fall you receive a package of information or email from the Canadian A n g u s Association. In that package is an update and some reminders on the various association programs for the upcoming year, your membership renewal forms, worksheets for your spring calving data, updates on any new program offerings or changes and so forth. And there is always one additional document that unless you are really slow on the keyboard or cannot not find your pencil, is your order form for your Angus EID and identification tags which should not take more than a minute to fill out. Prices are the same if not less than through local retail sources and the tags are delivered by mail or courier to your door yet many members are continuing to not take advantage of this program. The ultimate benefit of the Angus tag program is the potential to tap into to market premiums when you sell your calves. Both Canada (Angus Pride) and the USA (Certified Angus Beef) offer premiums for Angus calves which are marketed to consumers though many restaurants and retail outlets. But how do we as grass roots producers receive these premiums versus the cattle dealer who assembles and resells them or the feedlot operator who feeds them out and markets the finished carcasses through a packer quality grid program. The reality is many packages of Angus tagged cattle will sell by auction through-out the year and may or may not receive premiums of any sort. However, some feedlots have developed relationships with specific packers whom specialize in branded beef program and will strive to guarantee a consistent supply of these type of animals through-out the Page 14

peak demand periods. These feedlots may market their animals in Canada through a quality grid program which pays premiums for carcasses which meet certain specifications. Most often these are AAA or prime quality grade, Y1 yield grade, within a specified carcass weight range and ideally age verified (another service the Canadian Angus Association does for free). If these animals also have an Angus EID tag they are eligible for the Angus Pride branded program in Canada. In addition, any black hided animal that may meet the same specs but does not have an Angus tag or may not even have an ounce of Angus genetics in it, can be marketed though the USA Certified Angus Beef (CAB) program. Yes that is correct – the USA program is based soley on hide color (black only) where by the Canadian program is open to both Red or Black Angus cattle providing they are Angus tagged. In my opinion the Canadian program has more integrity in that we ensure to the buying consumer, than any animals marketed through the Canadian Angus Pride program, are guaranteed to be sired by a registered Angus bull (Black or Red) and are thus a minimum 50% Angus genetics. Now, going back to these potential premiums, yes there most certainly is a high demand for Angus influence cattle whether they be Angus tagged or not. Feedlots know the advantages of feeding these types of cattle and how to manage them to maximize their profitability. However, feedlot operators and the cattle buyers sourcing cattle on their behalf operate under a very simple principle; buy them as cheap as you can and sell them as high as you can – not rocket science. So when your group of first cut Angus tagged steers come through the ring at your local auction market in a regular or pre-sort sale, everyone in the front row knows what they are and who will want them. There may be a buyer (hopefully at least two)

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who has orders for the exact weight of steers you have brought to town and has a feedlot customer whom is sourcing Angus tagged calves for marketing into a premium quality grid program. Providing they are of the quality he is looking for, he will bid within the limits his customer has given him that day and hopefully he will own them for a fair price and you will go home happy. Did he pay a premium? Maybe. Maybe not. We are often asked; “What is the premium for Angus tagged calves in the marketplace?” and obviously this is a very difficult question to answer as it is a moving target and there are many variables. What did they weigh? Were they age verified? What time of year did you sell them? Which market did you sell through? You all know the dance here. Ultimately if we topped the market any given day or at least beat the average, we may feel we in fact got a premium for our Angus calves and good for us. The Angus tag and the obvious Angus influence most certainly attracted some bidding but more often than not it will be the quality of the package of cattle we bring to market and there is obviously going to be variation, even within individual herds. Buyers know this and buy accordingly as they do it for a living and know what they are looking for for their customers. Each of them will have standing orders for premium quality calves and a higher budget to work with but they will also have customers working within tighter price specifications whom will take the lesser quality cattle. Remember the rocket science formula – buy low and sell high? Many feedlots feel it is tougher to make money on the highest quality calves coming though the ring as they know they are going to have to pay a premium to get them and unless they have “inside” knowledge on the quality based on previous lots purchased from Continued on page 16 Angus Edge - Spring 2013


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Angus Tags – Are you on Board? the same producer and have confidence on how they will perform in the feedlot and can get a premium on the other end, they will only pay as much as they have to in order to fill their pens. I guess that is what makes the world go round. Ultimately, high quality cattle will top the market and it is not uncommon for many of these groups to be Angus influence and Angus tagged. If you truly want to ensure a premium for your calves this fall, start with a good breeding and management program and make sure you are doing everything you can within your means to deliver the highest quality calves you can produce. If your calves are sired by an Angus bull and you are eligible to use Angus tags, place your order with the Calgary office and get these tags into your hands well before you need them so you do not forget

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and end up buying regular tags the day you plan on applying them. Look into your marketing options this fall as many auction markets through-out Saskatchewan offer special Angus influence sales and advertise these quite heavily. The provincial association also runs ads in key industry publications on these special sales to help raise awareness to potential buyers and help you maximize your marketing opportunities. If you cannot get your calves into one of these sales for whatever reason, make sure you note they are Angus tagged on your manifest and talk to the auctioneer to make sure he mentions this as most will do this for you if you make the effort to ask. If you have large enough numbers and a good relationship with a feedlot operator who wants ranch sourced Angus calves, you may be able to sell them privately at an agreed upon premium based on sale

averages of the day. Another route few of us tend to take is to retain ownership of your calves and have them fed at a finishing feedlot and market them directly yourself, thus eliminating many variables and truly optimizing the value of your high quality Angus tagged calves. Bottom line – yes there are potential premiums out there for Angus cattle and using the Angus tags will definitely increase the likelihood of getting them. It is an easy program to take advantage of, there is no additional cost to using them, and you will be contributing to the growth of one of the few Canadian branded beef programs which is truly recognized and valued by the Canadian consumer.

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New Director Profile - Kristine Sauter ... Greetings from Kelso, Saskatchewan! I hope this issue finds everyone in good spirits in the calving barn. My husband, Karl, & I own and operate Bridgeway Livestock. Our herd currently consists of 60 red Angus females & 40 red Simmental females. Right now, we’re gearing up for the 8th Annual Working Stiff’s Bull Sale, where we will be offering 50 Angus bulls with Smart Farms. I was fortunate to attend the annual meeting in Saskatoon, where I met up with a passionate group of Angus enthusiasts. Our association puts a great deal of effort into sustaining the pride of raising Angus cows and I’m very excited to pitch in. If you have any ideas for supporting our province’s Angus producers, please let us know! There are many ways we, as members, can do our part. Remember to include “tagging your bulls with Angus tags” on your list of bull sale preparations! Encourage your bull buyers to purchase Angus tags for their calves. Check out

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your local 4-H shows this spring and summer to advertise your fancy Angus heifer calves. Good luck to everyone this bull sale season. May your sales go well and your genetic sourcing go even better! Success: At Age 4 success is ... not peeing in your pants. At Age 12 success is ... having friends. At Age 16 success is ... having a drivers licence. At Age 20 success is ... having sex. At Age 35 success is ... having money. At Age 50 success is ... having money. At Age 60 success is ... having sex. At Age 70 success is ... having a drivers license. At Age 75 success is ... having friends. At Age 80 success is ... not peeing in your pants. Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way BUT never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.

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Researching Healthy Fats in Beef: CLA and Omega-3 Consumers have shown considerable interest in “healthy fats” and “bad fats” in recent years. The potential health attributes of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and omega-3 fatty acids have led to considerable media focus, marketing opportunities and consumer confusion. Stores now place omega-3 labels on fish, yogurt, eggs and bagels. Beef contains both omega-3’s and CLA’s, but you will not find these labels on beef products because the current levels of omega-3’s do not meet the minimum requirement for a nutrient content claim, and there is no official health claim for CLA in Canada. CLA CLA’s are naturally produced trans fats that are primarily found in animal products. CLA has been called “the healthy trans fat” because some lab animal studies have shown that it may help reduce the risk of cancer, obesity and heart disease, and may improve immune function. The overall benefits and risks that CLA’s may pose to human health are not entirely clear. Health Canada has recommended that the trans fat content of pre-packaged foods and food service menu items not exceed 5% of total fat content due to concerns that they may raise cholesterol levels and the risk of cardiovascular disease. However, fresh retail beef and other ruminant products are not included in this recommendation, primarily because trans-fats are naturally occurring in fresh beef and milk. Omega-3’s Omega-3’s are a family of at least nine different fatty acids. Omega-3’s are found in a very wide range of plant and animal products. Products containing omega-3’s can have a nutrient content claim, provided the product contains at least 300mg of omega-3 per serving (in Canada, one serving of beef is 75g). Page 20

Three members of the omega-3 family, ALA, DHA and EPA, have received particular attention. ALA is an essential fatty acid, meaning that it must come from the diet because the body cannot manufacture it. DHA and EPA can either come from the diet, or be manufactured in the body from ALA. DHA has a “biological role” claim in Canada due to its role in brain, eye and nerve development. EPA is believed to improve heart health. ALA is far and away the most abundant omega-3 in beef, and very little of the ALA that a person consumes will be converted to either DHA or EPA. The levels of DHA and EPA are much higher in fish than beef. Testing Feeding Strategies to Increase CLA and Omega-3’s Levels Researchers have examined various feeding strategies to determine whether it’s possible to increase levels of CLA and omega-3’s in beef to consistently meet labeling requirements in a costeffective manner without negative side-effects. In monogastrics like humans, swine and poultry, fatty acids from the diet are absorbed as-is by the digestive system. If the diet contains more omega-3 or polyunsaturated fat, there will be more omega-3 or polyunsaturated fat in the animals’ meat or eggs. If the diet contains no trans fats, there will be no trans fat in the meat or eggs. Modifying the fatty acid composition of meat is more difficult in cattle and other ruminants, because the rumen microbes first break down dietary fats and convert unsaturated fats (like omega-3’s and CLA’s) into saturated fats before the animal absorbs them. This challenge has led to considerable research interest in developing costeffective feeding strategies to alter the fatty acid composition of beef.

Forage-finish Studies have found that the fat from forage-finished beef contains considerably more CLA and omega-3 than grain-finished beef. However, the majority of Canadian consumers trim the external fat from a steak before eating it, leaving only the marbling fat. Forage-finished beef usually has less marbling fat than grain-finished beef. When CLA and omega-3 levels are calculated on a per-steak basis, the difference between forage- and grainfinished beef virtually vanishes for CLA, although omega-3 levels are still considerably higher in grass-fed than in grain-fed steaks. Because a nutrient content claim for omega-3 requires at least 300mg per 75g serving of beef, the total omega-3 content of Canadian beef would have to increase by five to eight times to reach the levels required for a nutrient content claim. Under the Beef Science Cluster, National Check-Off funds are supporting a study led by Dr. Ira Mandell at the University of Guelph to identify breed and forage combinations that may increase CLA and omega-3 levels in beef. Results of this study will be available in Summer 2013. Oilseeds In addition to forage-finishing, another approach has been to feed sunflowers (for CLA) or flaxseed (for omega-3) to increase the dietary supply of the raw materials needed to manufacture these fatty acids in the rumen. Rumen pH buffer A third approach is based on the theory that rumen pH influences fatty acid levels in beef. Due to its lower starch content, dried distillers’ grains with solubles (DDGS) can act as a rumen pH buffer when used to replace grain Continued on page 24 Angus Edge - Spring 2013


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CEO Comments ... Good day, Canadian Angus enthusiast! I hope your 2013 is ‘kicking off’ as well as 2012 treated pretty much everyone in our grand country save for a few dry areas. I just have to share with you some of the highlights of your Canadian Angus Association over these past few weeks: Our key metrics for 2012 were inspired and inspiring! YOU led to growth in the CAA like we have not had in years: • Registrations: up 3522 or 6% from 55,816 to 59,338; our 3rd highest total ever (behind 2006 & 2008); • Transfers: up 773 or 3% from 23,008 to 23,781; • Memberships: no statistical change in membership, reversing a longstanding trend of less membership; • Weights: up 2721 or 4% from 71,184 to 73,905; • Tags sales: up 33,110 or 12% from 266,910 to 300,020. As a result of this increased membership activity, you provided your CAA with a stronger financial operating year than we’ve experienced since the late 1990’s, or in our pre-BSE environment, not including years of federal grant monies. In fact, Angus is the only breed (with greater than 500 annual registrations) to experience growth over the past 12 years. Thank you for your belief in and commitment to Canadian Angus! There is no point celebrating the past, however, unless you use what you learn along with way to bring about future improvement. Among our objectives for 2013 are: • Continued ‘rebranding’ of Canadian Angus Association. • Achievement of: 1. Angus LIVE registry; 2. Redesigned website; 3. CAA app; 4. Membership increase; 5. YouTube training videos. Page 22

By Rob Smith, CEO Canadian Angus Association

• Final approval of financing and building design followed by construction and completion of our new Canadian Angus Association centre. Final decisions will be made by your Board of Directors within the next month with construction to start in earnest as soon as spring break-up happens in Alberta. Our current plan is to commission the new office in October, move in November and hold the “Official Opening” in December. Later this year, it’s all new!!! Parentage Verification policy on Canadian Angus sires The Board’s Parentage Verification Policy change from last fall has resulted in numerous spirited debates and lots of great questions. What this all results in is greater membership engagement which is always better to experience. Please recognize the previous information sent about this: there is no current implementation date so all we are really doing is serving notice of this policies’ future execution and that a ‘best practice’ right now is to collect DNA samples on your producing cow herd. We are working to extend the lower cost time frame in the event you want to parentage verify beyond March 31st, 2013 and an even lower price if at all possible. Finally, we will hold all your collected, untested samples in our storage if you prefer not to do so yourself. Your next CAA communication… and elections in Alberta and Ontario… In the month of February you will receive an amendment to the CAA by-laws approved by your Board of Directors to adjust the size of the Board from ten (10) Directors approved by the membership in 2011 to a newly proposed twelve (12) sitting Directors. There could be additional amendments but this one is coming your way for sure. Additionally, Alberta will be having its first election to the CAA Board of

Directors for quite a few years and, at press time, it is unknown whether Ontario will be having a CAA Board election or not. Regardless, there will be a new Ontario CAA Board Member at the Convention in June. 2012 Gold Show results of increase We completed our first Gold Show season where all 2012-born calves had to be tagged with our official Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tag. From coast-to-coast, 1386 entries showed across the nation with less than 15 that weren’t tagged… this initiative was taken seriously! Thanks, everyone! Further, there was a significant increase in the number of Gold Show exhibits from coast-to-coast. In 2011 there were 1240 head through the ring whereby 2012 saw 1386 for a year-to-year 12% increase in show cattle Elsewhere in this publication, there should be two pages advertising our 2012 Gold Show “All Star Black & Red Teams”. Many thanks to all the exhibitors for keeping Angus in the public eye and assuring there is no Supreme Championship in our nation where we don’t challenge hard! Membership Survey on “Breed Purity” In your ‘Membership Renewal Package’ sent in late 2012, a yellow sheet of paper led off the information asking for your opinion and input on the definition of “Breed Purity” in the Canadian Angus Association. Our National Board of Directors asked you and, with a return rate that assures an impressive level of ‘statistical significance’, you have spoken. I think it is fair to say, based on both this question as well as last year’s comprehensive membership survey that, if you want the thoughts of Canada’s Angus fraternity, just ask them! You have responded with a very strong majority which will give Continued on page 24 Angus Edge - Spring 2013


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the Board solid, reliable input for consideration at their Board Meeting next month so thank you very much for that. I guarantee you that the Board appreciates and absolutely respects your feedback. 2013 Annual National CAA Convention – Guelph, ON Now is the time to make plans to head to Ontario in early June. We are working with the Ontario Angus Association to bring you another excellent opportunity for celebrating all-things Canadian Angus combined with national networking among your fellow beefvalue chain participants and industry leaders as well as some opportunity for learning and knowledge enhancement. Last year’s Convention hosted by the Alberta Angus Association was a glorious success and plans are to match their warm western welcome with outstanding eastern hospitality. Please mark your calendar for Thursday, June 6th to Sunday, June 9th, 2013 in Guelph and pay attention to the Ontario and Canadian Angus Association websites for registration information. 2013 Summer Internship Program Continuing with the three-year pledge your CAA has made to summer internships in Alberta and

Saskatchewan, and following in the outstanding efforts of the 2012 interns Stacey Domolewski and Erin Toner, we have 11 applications for the 2013 marketing campaign. Interviews will take place next week and we will announce who our interns are in early February. 2013 World Angus Forum in New Zealand If you are interested in attending the World Angus Forum in New Zealand this October, please let us know. The pricing for this follow-up to our grand 2009 affair in Alberta at Spruce Meadows was released prior to Christmas and basically amounts to an all-in cost (including return airfare, the “Pre” and “Post” Tours and encompassing Sunday, October 6th to Monday, October 21st, 2013, inclusive programming dates) of $8427/person based on double occupancy (if you attend as a couple - $16,854 in total for the both of you) and $9110/ person based on single occupancy. For additional information, please check out their website at: http://www. worldangus.com/. Further, you are likely aware that the Canadian Angus Association will have a number of youth attending the first ever “Youth Challenge” at this fall’s

World Angus Forum. We have nineteen (19) highly qualified applications from youth representing five of our seven Canadian regions (from east to west: Maritimes, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta). The interest is impressive and the quality of applicant is superb. You can know that whichever talented youth will be ‘bearing the flag’ for Canada will be doing so with pride and joy and skill and ability at the highest level! Trust me: WE WILL ROCK!!! Teams will be announced at the 2013 GOAL Conference in Edmonton this February, so please stay tuned to our website to read who our international travelers will be! As ever, if you have any questions, your dedicated Canadian Angus Association membership service team is only a phone call or e-mail away and serving you is our livelihood… Happy Calving and Bull Selling! Cheers, Rob Smith

Researching Healthy Fats in Beef: CLA and Omega-3 in the finishing diet. A study led by Dr. Mike Dugan at the Lacombe Research Station received National Check-Off funds to examine whether adding a pH buffer (1.5% sodium sequicarbonate or distillers’ grains) to a barley-based diet would affect CLA or omega-3 levels. Although there has been some progress, neither oilseeds nor buffers have successfully increased omega-3 levels enough to reach a nutrient content claim. Page 24

Fishmeal A fourth approach has been to feed fishmeal to cattle. This has been more successful in increasing DHA and EPA omega-3 levels in beef, however, feeding even low amounts of fishmeal to cattle can adversely affect the flavour, colour and shelf life of beef. Much of the flavour of meat comes from the fat. A change in the fatty acid composition that negatively affects the eating quality of beef is unlikely to benefit either beef producers or consumers.

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Although it has proven difficult to increase omega-3 levels in beef enough to achieve a nutrient content claim, this research has vastly increased our knowledge of the fatty acid composition of beef. This is very important to ensure that the industry has the information that is needed by consumers, food retailers, and regulators. To learn more about research on this topic, visit the Functional Fatty Acids page on www.BeefResearch.ca. Angus Edge - Spring 2013


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Bone Creek Ranch’s 21st Annual Bull Sale Ranch Raised Long Yearling Bulls

March 22nd, 2013 @ 1:30 PM Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc.

1 mile east of Maple Creek, SK Accept this as your personal invitation for a Rib-eye Dinner from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Offering :

 95 - 2 Year Old VIRGIN BULLS... 35 - Purebred Red Angus Bulls 15 - Red Angus x Simmental Hybrid Bulls  35 - Purebred Black Angus Bulls  10 - Black Angus x Simmental Hybrid Bulls Red Angus Free Delivery to Central Points

Black Angus No Bulls Sold Prior to Sale 2 Year Olds are our Business

Red Angus x Simmental Semen Tested and Guaranteed Attend in person or view and bid online at www.cowtownlivestock.com View catalogue at www.cattlemanagement.ca approximately the end of February

For further information or sale catalogue, contact: Bone Creek Ranch Angus, Graham & Patricia Alexander, (306)295-4050, cell (306)295-7601 Rob Holowaychuk, Optimal Bovines Inc., cell (780)916-2628, o.b.i@shaw.ca Cowtown Livestock Exchange Inc. (306)662-2648 • Wayne Bowyer, Manager (306)662-2648 Brent Weiss, Auctioneer (306)662-4401 • Mark Stock, Ring Service Sale Consultant (403)357-8104 Ben Wright, Ring Service Sale Consultant (519)374-3335 Page 32

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Creekview Angus

Consigning to the Select Genetics Bull Sale April 8, 2013 Herbert, SK Featuring Bulls sired by: • Merit Insight 146X • MFA Final Answer 3T • Creekview Quarterback 22X • Eastondale Altario 20’10 GCS 16Z Sire: MFA Final Answer 3T

Please give us a call to discuss the bulls - or stop in any time to view the bulls and their mothers. GCS 4Z Sire: Merit 146X

• Performance tested • Semen tested • Guaranteed • Excellent selection of calving ease and performance! Page 40

Creekview Angus Glenn, Connie, Nicole & Riley Straub

Box 370 ,Hodgeville , Sask. S0H 2B0 Ph: 306-677-2384 Cell: 306-677-7073 Fax : 306-677-2809 Email: gcstraub@sasktel.net Angus Edge - Spring 2013


Top Cut Bull Sale Tues. April 9, 2013 @ 2:00 p.m. Mankota Stockmen's Weigh Co. Mankota, SK Selling... 30 yearling Red Angus 6 - 2yr old Red Angus 30 yearling Charolais 6 Gelbvieh Bulls

HMG 25Z

HMG 5Z

HMG 74Z

Sire: Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W MGS: Red Eggen Arab 23K 26M BW 61 lbs. 205 DW 592 lbs. BW -1.6 WW 41 YW 60 MK 12 TM 32

Sire: Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W MGS: Red Jensen Branded Beef 28R BW 69 lbs. 205 DW 646 lbs. BW -1.6 WW 48 YW 77 MK 14 TM 38

Sire: Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W MGS: Red Ter-ron Goldmember 310T BW 68lbs. 205 DW 507 lbs. BW -2.0 WW 42 YW 61 MK 9 TM 30

HMG 50Z

HMG 30Z

HMG 67Z

Sire: Red Howe Finest Tradition 20W MGS: Red Lazy MC Hustle 18T BW 85 lbs. 205 DW 584 lbs. BW 2.1 WW 59 YW 97 MK 18 TM 47

Sire: Wood River Country Boy 54W MGS: P-3 Perfect Lad 0-17K BW 99 lbs. 205 DW 691 lbs. BW 1.5 WW 42 YW 70 MK 20.5 TM 42

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Sire: Winn Mans Lanzadero 849U MGS: P-3 Perfect Lad 0-17K BW 103 lbs. 205 DW 650 lbs. BW 1.6 WW 36 YW 79 MK 17.8 TM 36

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MARCH 7, 2013

Spring Creek Ranch Moosomin, SK

Simmentals Angus and Simm/Angus

RRAR 35Z

RRAR 42Z

RRAR 6Z

Sitz Upward X Final Answer

Pure Product X Final Answer

RRAR 15Z

MBJ 58Z

Detour X Tag-a-Long Cherokee

Detour X Soo Line Chief

MBJ 131Z

Wallbanger X Line Drive

All In X Line Drive

Enhance your purhase with our Customer Care Programs - Check them out online! 130 Bulls On Offer - Most Homo Polled

Craig & Karla Davidson & Family Box 2680, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Ph: 204-761-5991 Website: www.blacksandcattle.com Email: craigd@blacksandcattle.com

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Red Rose Angus

Brian McCarthy & Family

Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 Ph: (306) 435-3590 • Cell: (306) 435-7527 Website: springcreeksimmentals.com Email: bmccarthy@rfnow.com Page 47


Edwards Angus EDWARDS WINDFALL 469Z

Bulls Sell at the 2013 Regina Bull Sale Sunday, March 10, 2013 Canada Centre Building, Evraz Place - Regina, SK Sire - PVF WINDFALL SCC 9005 MGS - STEVENSON MONEYMAKER R185

BW: +2.6 WW: +54 YW: +105 Milk: +23 SC: 0.10

Sire - S A V IRON MOUNTAIN 8066 MGS - S A V 598 BANDO 5175

EDWARDS IRON MOUNTAIN 310Z BW: +3.9 WW: +51 YW: +97 Milk: +25 SC: 0.74

EDWARDS PURE PRODUCT 77Z BW: +2.2 WW: +56 YW: +98 Milk: +18 SC: 0.57

Sire - MCATL PURE PRODUCT 903-55 MGS - LIMESTONE MARATHON U073 Page 48

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Laird Edwards Box 300, Craik, SK S0G 0V0 Ph: 306-734-2624 C: 306-567 7456 email: lredwards@sasktel.net Angus Edge - Spring 2013


DOUBLE ‘F’ CATTLE CO.

4th Annual Bull Sale March 22, 2013 1 PM

Heartland Livestock Prince Albert, SK

On offer 50 yearling bulls Also consigned 45 commercial females

MOVING YOUR PROGRAM

FORWARD!!

ONE OF THE TALKED ABOUT BULLS THIS FALL!!!

BW: 84

Sept. 20/12: 1030lbs

ALSO SELLING SON’S OFEastondale Break Away 32’07 Brookmore Total 22W Young Dale Barney 2X Young Dale Xport 5X Soo Line Kodiak 9194 Sandy Bar Ideal 18S 60X Duralta 4T Turbo 71X

DFCC 176W SHUT OUT 40Z

Jan. 3/13: 1330lbs

Bull Calf Champion - Olds Fall Classic & Saskatoon Fall Fair CWA Intermediate Bull Calf Champion Females for sale by private treaty view catalogue on buyagro.com Angus Edge - Spring 2013

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Triple J Farms Offering 55 Black Angus Yearling Bulls

5th Annual Black Angus Bull Sale

April 5, 2013 - 1 PM Whitewood Auction Mart, Whitewood, SK

TJF 6595Alliance 17Z

BW: 75 lbs Adj 205d: 770 lbs Adj 365d: 1203 lbs BW: +0.9 WW: 48 YW: 87 Milk: 26 TM: 50

TJF 20X Ambush 14Z

TJF 5W Checkmate 4Z

Thank You to all our Buyers & Bidders in 2012

BW: 90 lbs Adj 205d: 859 lbs Adj 365d: 1405 lbs BW: 4.2 WW: 55 YW: 91 Milk: 21 TM: --

Bulls Sired by: • Remington Ambush 290T • TJF Ambush 20X • BBAR Legacy 767 • CCL Rachis 59X • TJF Checkmate 5W • TJF Freedom 505 10T • Young Dale Knockout 134U • Sitz Alliance 6595 Douglas J. Henderson & Associates P.O. Box 5900, Lacombe, AB T4L 1X4 Phone (403)782-3888 Fax (403)782-3849 Doug’s Cell: (403)350-8541 djhenderson@platinum.ca View catalogs online at: www. hendersoncattle.com Page 56

BW: 90 lbs Adj 205d: 889 lbs Adj 365d: 1261 lbs BW: 2.1 WW: 52 YW: 89 Milk: TM: 56

TJF Rachis 89Z

BW: 80 lbs Adj 205d: 890 lbs Adj 365d: 1460 lbs BW: 2.9 WW: 57 YW: 96 Milk: 22 TM: --

Offering 15 Yearling Hereford Bulls...

Guest Consigner: Leveldale Polled Herefords Doug & Faye Allison 204-763-4343 Cody & Michelle Allison 204-720-2446

Visitors Welcome!

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15th Annual 49th Parallel Black Angus Bull Sale Monday, March 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm Mankota Stockmen’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK

100 Bulls Selling Yearlings and Two Year Olds

For more information contact any of the consignors ...

Ross River Ranch

7Z Ranch

Ben Switzer, Hazenmore, SK 306-264-3288

Dennis & Betty Baragar, Ponteix, SK 306-625-3676

Glendar Angus

Breed Creek Angus

Glen & Darla Briere, Mankota, SK 306-478-2233

Clint & Suzanne Smith, Mankota, SK 306-478-2470

Free Delivery up to 200 miles on purchases of $2,000 or more.

Auctioneer: Bruce Switzer ... 306-773-4200 Sale Day Phone ... 306-478-2229 or 306-478-7470 Complimentary Lunch at Noon. Page 58

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“Family is important” - whether it be the 5 generations of our family farm, or the cow families in our herd…

Grand Champion Pen of Futurity Bred Heifers Yorkton 2012 Harvest Showdown

Champion Heifer Calf SJAA 2012 Gold Show

Reserve Champion Pen of Futurity Cow/Calves Yorkton 2012 Harvest Showdown

...that we count on to produce sons like these…

Red U6 Hickstead 38Z (Odyssey son)

Red U6 Front Row 41Z (Ribeye son)

…who are available Tuesday, March 19th, 1 pm, Yorkton Exhibition grounds at

EAST CENTRAL BULL POWER 2013 *Sale broadcast with online bidding at www.dlms.ca*

U6 LIVESTOCK

Garnet & Shirley Yewsuk 554-COWS (2697) • Evan Yewsuk 554-8708 • Eric Yewsuk 560-7085

www.u6livestock.com Box 1045, Wynyard, SK u6livestock@hotmail.com Call for a catalog or go online at www.yorktonexhibition.com or www.dlms.ca

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Rising Two Year Old Virgin Black & Red Angus Bulls For Sale! Wed March 13, 2013 - 1 PM at the Ranch 1 mile west of Medora, MB on #3 Hwy, 2.5 miles south on Road 144W.

VVV Dusty Double Click 66N

This is a video sale so come early to view the bulls! Video footage of the bulls will be available on our website before sale day.

Red Triple V Oscar 53U Practical, Profitable Genetics! The Van Steelandts

Dan, Alana, Matt, Chris, Jess, Kelsey & Cheyenne Home: 204-665-2448 Dan cell: 204-522-0092 Matt cell: 204-264-0706 Visit our website - www.vvvranch.com Box 968, Melita, MB R0M 1L0 Page 70

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New Date!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

• All bulls, semen tested, scrotal measured & vet 1:00 pm CST - Heartland Livestock Services inspected. Swift Current, SK • Various Bloodlines • Bull Financing Available contact Heartland Livestock to make arrangements. • Delivery at Cost • Complimentary Beef on a Bun before the Sale.

On Offer:

Bulls s gu n A ck la B g in rl ea Y d re te 50 Regis ngus Bulls A ed R g in rl ea Y d re te is eg R 20 **Special Feature** t Heifers 140 Top Quality Replacemen

For more information or catalogues phone 306-778-3797

Lamb’s Quarters Angus

Dave & Chris Lamb Swift Current, SK 306-778-3797 Cell: 306-741-6111

306 731 2940

Dan, Erin and Cassidy Howell Lumsden, SK S0G 3C0

High on Quality. Low on Formality. hilowangus@sasktel.net www.hilowangus.com

Taylor’s Red Angus

Kevin & Justine Taylor Swift Current, SK 306-297-4011 Cell: 306-741-5775

Hi Low Angus is marketing... • 12 Yearling Bulls with Triple A Angus at the 16th Annual Triple A Sale Monday, April 1st at Johnstone Auction Moose Jaw, SK • Plus 12 Yearling Bulls for sale by private treaty.

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Certified Angus Beef Conference Report... On January 6th I departed for the Certified Angus Beef conference in Wooster, O h i o . This two day event was targeted at the youth of North America. The Beef Ambassadors, Angus Ambassador, Angus Queen, and National Junior Angus Association Board were invited. I represented the Canadian Junior Angus Association at this event.

by Austin Anderson

Certified Angus Beef Office Certified Angus Beef Kitchen

The first day there we were treated to some great Ohio hospitality. We learned about the Certified Angus Beef Programs and their ten requirements to meet the program. Next we toured their Education Kitchen where they invite restaurant owners and chefs to build menus and learn about proper cutting and cooking techniques. That night we had supper at the Olde Jaol in Wooster which as you can guess used to be the old jail in Wooster. The next day we met with the staff of the CAB office and learned about the groups represented at the conference. Our first speaker of the day talked about value added products such as deli meats and ready to serve products. We also heard from specialists in the packing industry and about marketing. This was a great experience and I would recommend other Canadians travel to Wooster for this conference in the future. Thank you to Certified Angus Beef for the invitation and hospitality.

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12th Annual

l Sale Wrangler’s BulSunday, April 14, 2013 On Offer - Approximately... 45 Bulls 35 Black Angus & 10 Herefords

At AW Angus 1 mile east & 6.5 miles south of Gainsborough, SK

Angus Bulls Sired By: Sitz Upward 307R OCC Emblazon 854E High Prime 4037 S Gridmaker 0258 Final Answer 0035 Crescent Creek Bruno 106U New Design 878 Cudlobe Expedition 76S AW ANGUS

Allen & Wanda Henderson Gainsborough, SK 306-685-2249

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2J ANGUS

James & Josephine Easton Wawota, SK 306-739-2903

TIL-TOBA HEREFORDS MILWRAY HEREFORDS Ken & Judy Wray Tilston, MB 204-686-2289

Don & Wanda Wray Tilston, MB 204-686-2295

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2013 Honour Scroll Recipients ~ Ron & Marilyn Mountenay - Belle Plaine, SK The Saskatchewan Livestock Association was pleased to acknowledge Ron & Marilyn Mountenay for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with a Scroll of Honour at the 2013 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon. Ron Mountenay was born August 17, 1947 in Regina, SK. He is the son of Marjorie & the late Ross Mountenay. He attended North Plain School in the Bethune District. Marilyn Harlton was born October 2, 1948 in Regina, SK. She is the daughter of the late George & Helen Harlton. She attended Broadway School in Stony Beach, SK, High School in Pense, SK and Central Collegiate in Moose Jaw, SK. Ron and Marilyn were married June 6, 1970. They were blessed with three children: Jennifer (Bernie Larocque), Katherine (Richard Rieder) and Patricia (Colin Toner). Ron grew up on the family farm in the North Plain district near Bethune, SK. He played ball and hockey and was a member of the Bethune 4-H Grain Club. Later, Ron was President of the Stony Beach Community Hall and the Community Curling Club. He was a member of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Board, leader of the Stony Beach Beef Club and a committee member on the Lindale School Board. He remains a member on the Stony Beach Cemetery Board today. Marilyn enjoyed curling and was President and member of the Stony Beach Ladies Community Club. She was leader of the Stony Beach 4-H Beef Club and Project Leader in the Moose Jaw 4-H Beef Club. Marilyn was a committee member and President on the Lindale School Board and today remains a member of the Anglican Church. Ron and Marilyn b e c a m e partners in the family farm, Ivanhoe Farm, with M a r i l y n ’s p a r e n t s George & Ron & Marilyn Mountenay & family. Helen, which was started by her Grandfather, Charlie Harlton. They had a small herd of commercial cows, consisting of white Shorthorn Bulls and black cows. One of the blue roans resulting from these genetics is still on the farm today. Shorthorn purebred cattle were raised on the farm until the herd was destroyed by Bangs. They also had Ivanhoe Yorkshire Swine, showing at many shows across Saskatchewan and Canada. Many trips were taken to the Toronto Royal, Canadian Western Page 84

Ron & Marilyn Mountenay with Presenter Larry Toner and Richard Mollenbeck, SLA President.

Agribition and Regina Spring Show and Sale. They set many sale records and were awarded the Herdman’s Award at Canadian Western Agribition in 1986, 1991 and 1996. In 1986, the Ivanhoe Angus purebred herd was started with Bell Blackbird 23U, purchased from Bell Angus at Pense. Three females were added to the herd each year and today Ivanhoe Angus has a herd of eighty cows. Ivanhoe Angus has sold purebred bulls at many sales including the Regina Bull Sale for 22 years and the Triple “A” Bull Sale where a $6000 bull was sold. In 2011 Ivanhoe Angus embarked on a new endeavor with partners City View Simmentals, whose sale is held yearly at Johnstone’s Auction Mart. The Ivanhoe females have sold at the Gateway Female Sale for sixteen years and through the Masterpiece Sale at Canadian Western Agribition. Private female sales have extended from close neighbors to as far away as Russia. Ivanhoe Angus has shown many cattle at Saskatchewan Angus Gold Shows and Summer Fairs and they have won many awards. Ron has been active in numerous organizations for many years including serving as president of the Saskatchewan Swine Breeders and Saskatchewan Livestock Association. He has also been a director of many associations including the Moose Jaw Fair, Canadian Western Agribition, Regina Bull Sale, Moose Jaw 4-H Regional Show and the BPD Water Society Corporation. He has served as delegate to the Saskatchewan Cattle Breeders and the Canadian Western Agribition as well as past chairman of the Gateway Sale Group. Marilyn has been director of many associations including Saskatchewan Swine Breeders, Saskatchewan Angus Association for 10 years, Regina Bull Sale, District #8 4-H and the Saskatchewan Livestock Association. She was CoChair of the 100th Anniversary Committee of the Regina Bull Sale and Chairman of the Regina Spring Steer and Heifer show. Marilyn has been a committee member on both Angus Edge - Spring 2013


the Regina Summer 4-H Show and the Canadian Western Agribition 4-H Five Species Judging. Ron and Marilyn enjoy judging 4-H shows and junior Angus shows and activities. They have helped organize many Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior shows in Regina and Moose Jaw. They were inducted into the District #8 4-H Hall of Fame in 2003 and Marilyn had the honour of “Burning the Brand� with her sister, Merle in 2009 on behalf of the Harlton Family at Canadian Western Agribition. Ron and Marilyn continue to help out where ever needed in their community and they are enjoying watching their grandchildren becoming involved in the agricultural way of life. Ron & Marilyn were nominated for the award by Saskatchewan Angus.

Ballantyne family with Presenter Chris Poley and SLA President Richard Moellenbeck.

Duncan family with Presenter Brian Weedon and Richard Mollenbeck.

Pat Hayes, Presenter with Sherri & Lynn Grant.

Other 2013 recipients were Robert & Sharon Ballantyne, Livelong, SK, The Late William Duncan, Abbey, SK & Lynn & Sherri Grant, Val Marie, SK. Congratulations!

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Shane Roger - President Balgonie, SK -- 306-771-2305 shane-17@hotmail.com Katie Wright - Vice-President Melfort, SK -- 306-752-3543 j_kwright@hotmail.com Erin Toner - Secretary Kelfield, SK -- 306-932-2180 erin_toner@hotmail.com Directors at Large Tyra Fox Lloydminster, SK -- 306-825-9624 justamere@sasktel.net Cole Ward Saskatoon,SK - 306-931-3824 cdward@yourlink.ca Eric Yewsuk Wynyard, SK -- 306-554-2697 Email ericyewsuk@hotmail.com Kodie Doetzel Lipton, SK - 306-336-2245 kd@nuhorizon.com Katie Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-876-4420 katiethegreat68@hotmail.com Wade Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306.876-4420 info@crescentcreekangus.com

Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association

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It seems that it is already that time of year again. The time where we hope that nature will grace us with a winter like last year’s so that calving season goes smoother! It seems like yesterday that we were at Canadian Western Agribition. Although it went by fast, that time was most definitely not wasted. For the Saskatchewan Juniors, we had our annual pizza party on Friday, November 23rd. Our plan to go bowling was changed due to Saskatchewan’s ever changing weather, but that did not stop us from having a little fun. Instead of bowling we put together a scavenger hunt around the Angus barn. After the scavenger hunt the pizza had arrived and we were all able to grab some and still be on time for tieouts! It was a great turnout, and thanks to all whom attended! Looking back over the fall months, not much had happened, so we must look forward to what is to come! This year’s Canadian Junior

by Shane Roger

Angus Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders or GOAL conference takes place February 16-18, in Edmonton, AB at the Fantasyland Hotel, and it is sure to be one of the greatest yet! A big thank-you to the Saskatchewan Angus Association for sponsoring some juniors to take part in such an event. The SJAA will be holding a meeting at the Regina Spring Steer & Heifer Show to work on planning for our 2013 Summer show which will be held July 30 – August 4 at the Prince Albert fair. We are also talking about group travel plans to Showdown 2013 which will be held July 25 – 27 in Armstrong, BC so stay posted for more details on these two events. Well that’s a wrap, if you have any questions; please feel free to give me a shout. I hope to see you at some of the Angus events down the road.

for the Saskatchewan Angus

M a r k Yo u r ! Calendars

Summer Gold & Junior Show

July 30 - August 4, 2012 - Prince Albert, SK The shows will be held in conjunction with the 2013 Prince Albert Fair

Reminder

2012 & 2013 born Gold Show entries will qualify for Gold Show points and be counted for show grants ONLY if they are identified with an Angus RFID tag.

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Top Ten NO COST or LOW COST Marketing Tools for By Marnie Somers Your Angus Operation - Installment #5 In this fifth installment of Top Ten marketing tools, I recommend why and how to take advantage of three social networking services: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I will also touch on YouTube, the very popular video sharing Web site, that lets anyone upload short videos for private or public viewing. There are many others, of course, but arguably these are the “top four” web based services, which can help promote your cattle business to your target market. And they’re FREE! What exactly is a social networking service? • Wikipedia (an on-line dictionary) defines social networking services as, “…an online service, platform, or site that focuses on building and reflecting of social networks or social relations among people, who, for example, share interests and/or activities. A social network service essentially consists of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. Most social network services are web based and provide means for users to interact over the Internet, including e-mail and instant messaging. • One popular use for this new technology is social networking between businesses. Companies have found that social networking sites are great ways to build their brand image. According to Jody Nimetz, author of Marketing Jive, “There are five major uses for businesses and social media: to create brand awareness, as an online reputation management tool, for recruiting, to learn about new technologies and competitors, and as a lead generation tool to intercept potential prospects. These companies are able to drive traffic to their own online sites while encouraging their consumers and clients to have discussions on how to improve or change products or services.” Page 90

But, isn’t Social Networking just a fad? The website www.graphicsms. com/blog/877-social-networkingstatistics-2010/ lists the following data: • 47% of online adults use social networking sites and 73% of teens and young adults are a member of at least one social network. • The global average time spent on social networking sites is now nearly five and a half hours per month. • The active US-based social network audience grew roughly 29% from 115 million in February, 2009 to 149 million in February Facebook: has more than 500+ million active users, with over 1.5 million business pages, with the average user spending more than 55 minutes per day on their site. Twitter: has 24+ million unique visitors per month, with 50 million tweets per day, and 11 % or 33.8 million US online adults use this service. LinkedIn: has 60+ million professional members worldwide, including all Fortune 500 companies. And then, there’s YouTube: The website http://www. website-monitoring.com/ blog/2010/05/17/youtubefacts-and-figures-historystatistics/ lists the following data: • YouTube exceeds 2 Billion views per day (Nearly double the prime time audience of all 3 major US broadcast networks combined). • More videos uploaded to YouTube in 60 days, than all 3 major US broadcast networks created in 60 years. • 24 hours of video are uploaded every minute.

• The average user spends 15 minutes per day on YouTube. • 70% of the traffic comes from outside the US . But, isn’t Social Networking a huge “time-suck?” Yes, you will have to invest time and effort (but importantly – no money) to use these marketing tools effectively. Can you afford to ignore on-line marketing when the user statistics are so staggering? Wouldn’t you rather be moving forward with these trends than standing by and wondering what all the “buzz” is about? Today’s business environment is highly competitive and to survive and thrive you need all the help you can get. Installment #4 of Top Ten No Cost or Low Cost Marketing Tools (previous issue) provided links to several online marketing tools including social networks. In this installment, i dig a little deeper into those links to help you get beyond the “technology intimidation factor” and get going. Let’s start with perhaps the most well known of the social networks Facebook. What could a Facebook page do for your business? I found a good online article at: http://www.netrostar.com/ Article-216-A_road_map_for_setting_ up_Facebook_page%20for%20 business. This article states, “Facebook is a supremely useful instrument for companies to use in their marketing and promotional efforts. When you set it up right, it can go a long way towards helping you stay in touch with existing customers and acquire new ones.” This article provides a “roadmap for setting up Facebook for business… including several “do’s” and “don’ts” to help you set it up right from the start and to avoid pitfalls.” This article suggests setting up your business Facebook page separately from your personal Facebook Angus Edge - Spring 2013


page, which is good advice for medium to large business enterprises with many employees. However, if you are the owner(s) of a small business there may be advantages to linking your personal and business Facebook pages and/or linking them to your business website. You should be able to make your own assessment of which is most relevant to your business. Twitter is a Social Network where you open a free account and can post comments (limited to 140 text characters per post) on any subject you care to promote, including your business. The premise of Twitter is that it provides quick and easy twoway communication between you and your target market. Some people post frequent comments (called Tweets) on an hourly or daily basis. You are not required to do this or to respond to all the tweets you receive, just enjoy the conversation. The Twitter link from Installment #4 is http://www.chrisbrogan.com/50ideas-on-using-twitter-for-business/ The article states, “Step 1. Build an account and immediately start using “Twitter Search” to watch for your name, your competitor’s names, or words that relate to your products. (Listening always comes first.) “ Twitter can provide almost instant feedback about your industry that you might miss otherwise.

it provides potential to reach new clients. The link from Installment #4 is: http://www.linkedin.com/ static?key=business_info, which will help you get a (free) account started. YouTube, the free video sharing website, is an especially useful tool for those in the cattle business to advertise videos of animals for sale, or to showcase a herd sire. You could even share a video of yourself giving a sales pitch for your business. Videos are streamed to users from the YouTube website or, more importantly, can be viewed from blogs and other web sites, such as your own business website. YouTube provides the necessary computer code that can be embedded in any website page to view a specific video. Launched in 2005, YouTube supports AVI, MOV and MPEG video formats from most digital cameras, camcorders and cell phones. Nowadays, everyone seems to have access to at least one of these gadgets. For more information visit the website at: http://www.youtube. com/ to open your (free) account. (To view sample cattle videos, type the words, “Cattle Breeds in Canada” in the YouTube search box and check out the video you find there.)

As previously mentioned, there is no one magic trick to build your business. It’s built through the cumulative efforts of your whole stable of marketing tools and strategies. And, they work so much harder for you when they support and complement each other. Marnie Somers is a freelance writer and web designer. Her articles have been published in numerous horse magazines across North America. She is the designer/webmaster for several livestock associations and other agribusiness clients. Somers has been a media/marketing consultant to the horse industry since 1997, and has presented Marketing Tips seminars. Somers may be contacted via email at: marnie@horsescooops.com. Her Marketing Tips blog may be found at www.horsescoops.com/blog/

LinkedIn is another somewhat less known social network designed for business people and entrepreneurs to establish a professional profile (post your resume or CV) online, to stay in touch with former classmates, colleagues and friends, and to find experts, ideas and opportunities. Many members use this network to collaborate with other like-minded business contacts, and/or to find businesses who offer the products or services they need. Therefore Angus Edge - Spring 2013

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Many Thanks to Our Agribition Sponsors... We Couldn’t Do It Without You! ABC Cattle Co. & Bakers Angus Anderson Cattle Co. Atlasta Angus AW Angus Bandura Ranches Bar C R Angus Bar-H Land & Cattle Bear Hills Angus Belvin Angus Black Ridge Angus Farm Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. Blake’s Red Angus Blue Collar Bull Sale Bohrson Marketing Services Bouchard Livestock International Box X Ranch Breed Creek Ranch Bridgeway Farms Broken T Ranch Bryces Bar B Ranch Ltd. Canadian Farm Insurance Heather Barr, Agent Canadian Angus Association Caragata Ranch Castlerock Marketing Clay Enterprises Come As U R Simmentals & Black Angus Creekview Angus Crescent Creek Angus Cudlobe Angus Deer Range Stock Farm Dorran Marketing Inc. Double V Stock Farm Double F Cattle Co. Double Bar D Red Angus Dwajo Angus Early Sunset Ranch East-Man Feeds Eastondale Angus EKW Red Angus Emmatt Creek Ranch Everblack Angus

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Flying K Ranch Forsyth Ranch Freyburn Angus Gardien Red Angus GBT Angus Geis Angus Farm Ltd. Gerlei Angus Glen Gabel Angus Glendar Angus Glendor Acres Hall’s Cattle Company Hamilton Farms Harvest Angus Hextall Livestock Hi-Low Angus Howe Red Angus Irving Angus Ivanhoe Angus J & S Cattle Co JAS Red Angus JJL Livestock Johnson Livestock Justamere Ranches Ltd. KBJ Round Farms Kenbert Acres Kuntz Farms Lamb’s Quarters Angus Lane Realty Corp. Lazy RC Ranch Lazy MC Angus Mark Stock Ring Service Miller Wilson Angus Miry Creek Angus NCJ Cattle Co. New Force Angus Nielson Land & Cattle Norseman Farms Northern View Angus Nu-Horizon Angus Optimal Bovines Inc. Pasquia Red Angus Pugh Farms RNRFlicek Black Angus

Rock Creek Ranching Rocky View Management Ltd. RSL Red Angus Six Mile Ranch Ltd. Smart Farms Angus South View Ranch South Shadow Angus Southland Angus Spittalburn Farms Spring View Ranch Ltd. Steinley Angus Farm Stewart Cattle Co. Summit Creek Angus Sunny Grove Angus T-K Ranches Ter-Ron Farms Thomason Angus Farms Triple J Farms Triple L Angus Twin Heritage Farms Valley Lodge Cattle Co. Vantage Livestock Solutions Ward’s Red Angus Wheelers Stock Farm Wil-Sel Red Angus Wilbar Farms Windy Ridge Ultrasounding Wood Coulee Cattle Co. WRAZ Red Angus Wright Livestock

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2012 Canadian Western Agribition Commercial Show Angus Champions

Grand Champion Pen of Twenty Backgrounder Steers & Grand Champion Pen of Backgrounder Steers Overall Reed Andrew, Regina, SK Sold for $1.600/lb to Poundmaker

Congratulations!

Grand Champion Pen of Ten Backgrounder Steers & Reserve Champion Pen of Backgrounder Steers Overall Reed Andrew, Regina, SK Sold for $1.590/lb to JGL Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Five Open Replacement Heifers & Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Overall Maple Lake Stock Farms, Hartney, MB Sold for $1425/head to Maple Lake Stock Farms, Hartney, MB

Reserve Champion Pen of Five Open Replacement Heifers & Reserve Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Overall Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $1150/head to Diamond K Cattle Company, Maple Creek, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Ten Bred Replacement Heifers & Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Overall Murray Westman, Vermilion, AB Sold for $2100/head to Reed Andrew, Regina, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Five Bred Replacement Heifers & Reserve Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Overall O’Hara Farms Ltd., Ceyon, SK Sold for $1525/head to Bob Jackson, Sylvania, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Five Backgrounder Steers Krazy K’s Red Angus, Francis, SK Sold for $1.440/lb to JGL Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Five Feeder Heifers Jason Davis, Saskatoon, SK Sold for $1.430/lb to Candiac

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Five Backgrounder Steers Grand Champion Pen of Twenty Feeder Heifers Krazy K’s Red Angus, Francis, SK Reed Andrew, Regina, SK Sold for $1.510/lb to JGL Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK Sold for $1.390/lb to Westman Farms, Vermilion, AB Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Ten Backgrounder Steers Stoney Ridge Cattle Company, Southey, SK Sold for $1.540/lb to JGL Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK Page 94

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Twenty Feeder Heifers Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $1.500/lb to Greg Gleim, Morse, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Ten Open Replacement Heifers Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $1200 per head to Terry & Loretta Young, Earl Grey, SK Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Ten Open Replacement Heifers Jeremy & Roxanne Knapp, Southey, SK Sold for $900 per head to Blairs.Ag Cattle Co., Lanigan, SK Angus Edge - Spring 2013


Grand Champion Pen of Five Feeder Steers & Grand Champion Pen of Feeder Steers Overall Blairswest Land & Cattle, Drake, SK Sold for $1.500/lb to Gibsons Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Five Feeders Steers & Reserve Champion Pen of Feeder Steers Overall Lakeland College, Vermilion, SK Sold for $1.220/lb to JGL Livestock, Moose Jaw, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Ten Feeder Heifers & Reserve Champion Pen of Feeder Heifers Overall Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $1.360/lb to Diamond K Cattle Company, Maple Creek, SK

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Coming Events... Feb 16-18..... CJAA 2013 GOAL Conference, Edmonton, AB Feb 19.......... Bar Heart Angus Bull Sale, Bluffton, AB Feb 19.......... Symens/Abacus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Feb 21.......... Nordal Farms Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Feb 22.......... Early Sunset Bull & Female Sale, Edam, SK Feb 23.......... Lewis Farms Bull Sale, Stony Plain, AB Mar 1............ Cattlemen’s Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Mar 2............ Ward’s Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Mar 3............ R-Plus Simmental Bull Sale, Estevan, SK Mar 3 & 4...... 93rd Annual Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale, ..................... Lloydminster, SK/AB Mar 4............ Nielson Land & Cattle/Palmer Charolais Bull Sale, ..................... Bladworth, SK Mar 5............ Belvin Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar 6 & 7...... Calgary Bull Sale, Calgary, AB Mar 7............ Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus Bull Sale, ..................... Moosomin, SK Mar 9............ Kuntz Farms Bull Sale, Balgonie, SK Mar 9............ Wheeler/Fleury Cattlemen’s Bull Event, Saskatoon, SK Mar 9 & 10.... Regina Bull Show & Sale, Evraz Place, Regina, SK Mar 10.......... Black Pearl Bull & Female Sale, Tisdale, SK Mar 10.......... Standard Hill Connection Bull Sale, Maidstone, SK Mar 12.......... McTavish Charolais & Red Angus Bull Sale, ...................... Moosomin, SK Mar 13.......... Triple V Ranch Bull Sale, Medora, MB Mar 16.......... LLB Angus Bull & Female Sale, Erskine, AB Mar 18.......... Freyburn Angus Farms Bull Sale, Oxbow, SK Mar 18.......... KBJ Round Farms Bull Sale, Clyde, AB Mar 18.......... Equinox Angus Bull Sale, Weyburn, SK Mar 19.......... Ivanhoe Angus/City View Simmentals Bull Sale, ...................... Moose Jaw, SK Mar 19.......... East Central Bull Power, Yorkton, SK Mar 19.......... On Target Bull & Female Sale, Barrhead, AB Mar 20.......... Wilbar Farms Bull & Female Sale, Dundurn, SK Mar 20.......... Spruce View Angus Bull Sale, Killam, AB Mar 21.......... Johnson Livestock Bull Sale, Peebles, SK Mar 21.......... Allencroft/Border Butte Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Mar 22.......... Bowerman Bros./Nesset Lake Angus Bull Sale, ..................... Meadow Lake, SK Mar 22.......... Bone Creek Ranch Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK Mar 22.......... Double F Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Prince Albert, SK Mar 22.......... Thistle Ridge Bull Sale, Taber, AB Mar 23.......... Working Stiffs Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK Mar 23.......... Stockmans Select Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Mar 23 ....... Alameda Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Mar 23 ....... Mackenzie Red Angus Bull Sale, Fort MacLeod, AB Mar 24.......... Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, Leross, SK Mar 25.......... 49th Parallel Bull Sale, Mankota, SK Mar 25.......... Everblack Angus Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB Mar 25.......... Merit Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Radville, SK Mar 26.......... U-2 Ranch Bull Sale, High River, AB Mar 27.......... Double C Red Angus Bull Sale, Foam Lake, SK Page 96

Mar 28.......... Anderson Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Minitonas, MB Mar 28.......... Minburn Angus Bull Sale, Minburn, AB Mar 30.......... Impact Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK Mar 30.......... Lamb’s Quarters Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Mar 30.......... Bar Double M Angus Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB Apr 1............. Eastondale Angus Bull Sale, Wawota, SK Apr 1............. Triple A Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Apr 1............. Hamilton Farms Bull Sale, Cochrane, AB Apr 2............. Windy Willow’s & Guests Bull Sale, Hodgeville, SK Apr 2............. Blairs.Ag Pursuit of Excellence Bull Sale, ..................... Sedley, SK Apr 3............. Whitecap/Rosso/Howe/Cockburn Bull Sale, ..................... Moose Jaw, SK Apr 3............. Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. Bull & Female Sale, ..................... Wood Mountain, SK Apr 3............. Chopper K Red Angus Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Apr 4............. Norseman Farms Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Apr 5............. Northern Progress Red Angus Bull Sale, ..................... Saskatoon, SK Apr 5............. Triple J Farms Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Apr 6............. Crescent Creek Angus Bull & Female Sale, ..................... Goodeve, SK Apr 6 ............ North East Source Bull Sale, Tisdale, SK Apr 6............. Burnett Angus Bull & Female Sale, ..................... Swift Current, SK Apr 8............. Select Genetics Sale, Herbert, SK Apr 9............. Young Dale Angus Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Apr 9............. Top Cut Bull Sale, Mankota, SK Apr 10........... Flying K Ranch Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Apr 11 .......... South View Ranch Bull Sale, Ceylon, SK Apr 11........... T Bar K Ranch Bull Sale, Wawota, SK Apr 12........... Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Apr 13........... Blue Collar Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK Apr 13........... Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK Apr 14........... Wranglers Bull Sale, Gainsborough, SK Apr 15........... Justamere Farms Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Apr 19........... Your Choice Angus Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK Apr 20........... Cornerstone Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Apr 20........... Shortgrass Bull & Female Sale, Aneroid, SK May 10......... CJAA U.S. Exchange Program Application ..................... Deadline May 15......... Deadline for Summer Angus Edge Jun 1............ Deadline for Entries - Showdown 2013 Jun 5 - 9....... Canadian Angus Convention, Guelph, ON Jun 15.......... CJAA Scholarship Application Deadline Jun 20.......... Deadline for Late Entries - Showdown 2013 Jul 25 - 27.... Showdown 2013, Armstrong, BC Jul 30-Aug 4.Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show, ..................... Prince Albert, SK

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Index of Advertisers... 49th Parallel Bull Sale.................... 58 Anderson Cattle Co........................ 83 AW Angus ...................................... 83 Bar DK Angus................................. 81 Belvin Angus ................................ 73 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale ........... 26 Black Pearl Bull Sale .................... 45 Blairs.Ag Cattle Company .............. 35 Blake’s Red Angus ....................... 41 Blue Collar Bull Sale .................... 34 Bone Creek Ranch ....................... 32 Border Butte/Allencroft Bull Sale.... 79 Bowerman Bros/Nessett Lake Bull Sale ......................................... 68 Breed Creek Ranch ....................... 81 Brookmore Angus ........................... 72 Burnett Angus ................................ 30 Calgary Bull Sale............................ 76 Castlerock Marketing...................... 15 Chopper K Red Angus .................... 64 Cornerstone Bull Sale .................... 52 Creekview Angus ........................... 40 Crescent Creek Angus .................. 19 Double C Red Angus ..................... 55 Double F Cattle Co......................... 49 Early Sunset Ranch ....................... 13 Eastondale Angus........................... 27 Edwards Angus ............................. 48 Equinox Angus Bull Sale................ 18 Everblack Angus ........................... 75 Flying K Ranch .............................. 25 Freyburn Angus Farms................... 28 GBT Angus .................................... 16 Hamilton Farms ............................. 77 Hi Low Angus ................................ 80 Howe Red Angus .......................... BC Impact Bull Sale ............................. 67 Ivanhoe Angus ............................... 2 JJL Livestock ........................... 54 Johnson Livestock ......................... 53 Johnston Angus Farms/Fertile Valley ��������������������������������������������� 71

Justamere Farms ......................... 33 KBJ Round Farms ......................... 98 Kuntz Farms .................................. 99 Lamb’s Quarter Acres..................... 80 Mantei Farms.................................. 38 Mackenzie Red Angus.................... 74 McTavish Red Angus...................... 37 Merit Cattle Co................................ 65 NE Source Bull Sale....................... 39 Nordal Angus.................................. 21 Norseman Farms.............................. 3 Northern Progress Bull Sale........... 42 On Target Bull Sale......................... 95 Optimal Bovines Inc.......................... 4 Palmer/Nielson Bull Sale................ 62 Peak Dot Ranch............................... 7 Regina Bull Sale............................... 6 Select Genetics Bull Sale............... 31 Shortgrass Bull Sale....................... 17 Six Mile Ranch Ltd..................... 50/51 South View Ranch.......................... 44 Springcreek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus.................................... 47 Spruce View Angus ....................... 78 Standard Hill Connection Bull Sale 61 Stockmans Select Bull Sale .......10/11 T-K Ranch ...................................... 57 Triple A Bull Sale ........................... 46 Triple J Farms .............................. 56 Triple V Ranch .............................. 70 U-6 Livestock .............................. 59 Wards Red Angus ......................... 43 Wheeler’s Stock Farm .................. 29 Wilbar Farms ................................ 63 Windy Willows Farms .................... 69 Working Stiffs Bull Sale .................. 36 Young Dale Angus ......................... 66 Your Choice Bull Sale..................... 60

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MONDAY MARCH 18, 2013 LUNCH AT NOON SALE 1:00 PM KBJ ROUND FARMS CLYDE, AB

OFFERING

95 RED & BLACK ANGUS YEARLING BULLS

KBJ ROUND FARMS Jim & Rita Round (780) 348-5638 Barry & Dette Round (780) 348-5794

sale managed by:

OPTIMAL BOVINES INC. Rob Holowaychuk #407, 4808 Ross St. Red Deer, AB T4N 1X5 Ph: (403) 341-5098 Fax: (403) 343-6133 Bob Toner: (306) 834-7385 Kirk Hurlburt: (306) 222-8210 Luc Noiseux: (450) 776-0997 email: o.b.i@shaw.ca www.optimalbovines.com www.cattlemanagement.ca

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Kuntz Farms Red Angus & Guest Bull Sale March 9, 2013 - 1 PM

at the farm, Balgonie, SK Other Sires Represented... • Red NCJ Mystified 16X • Red KF X-Ray 26X • Red KBJ Gridmaker 1102X • Peak Dot Encore 531W • Justamere 253 Bada Bing 406S

His Sons Sell! Red Ter-Ron Real Deal 01W

Selling 40 Quality Red Angus Bulls

Kuntz Farms 306-771-2600

Selling 17 Quality Black Angus Bulls

HLC 4065 Supremacy 116Z OPTIMAL BOVINES INC. Rob Holowaychuk - [780] 916-2628 Bob Toner - [306] 834-7385 Kirk Hurlburt - [306] 222-8210 email: o.b.i@shaw.ca www.cattlemanagement.ca

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Clint’s Cell: 306-536-6838 Jack’s Cell: 306-535-1606 Fax: 306-771-2941 kuntzfarm@sasktel.net Box 62, Balgonie, SK S0G 0E0

4.5 miles east of Balgonie on Hwy #1 Guest Consignor:

Chad Hollinger - 306-331-0302 Trevor Hollinger - 306-748-2704 Box 276, Neudorf, SK S0A 2T0 hollingerlandcattle@hotmail.com Page 99


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