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Education for Future Success Passion. A trait held by every successful cattleman and woman. When passionate people are brought together to learn, grow, and exchange ideas with one another we are cultivating the opportunity for great development within the beef cattle industry. The Saskatchewan Angus Association understands this very well. This past April the SAA hosted a two-day development workshop for the members of the Association. The session consisted of three speakers and a catered supper on the first day followed by an interactive presentation and lunch the second day, prior to the SAA board meeting that afternoon. The event took place on April 21st and 22nd, 2016 in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Canada Centre Lounge at Evraz Place. The workshop began Thursday afternoon with Tara Mulhern Davidson from Lonesome Dove Ranch who spoke on advocacy. Tara is very passionate about sharing the story of her family run farm and reaches a large audience on her blog “A Little Bit Western”. Tara spoke on the importance of sharing your farm’s story and how valuable it is to the future of the cattle industry. Technology and social media are both valuable tools as well
as obstacles as they allow us to share information to large audiences without leaving the farm, however, because it is so easy to access there are many other kinds of passionate people, who lack understanding, who are telling your story for you. Hence, the value of sharing your own story. Following Tara was Tammy Van Goethem, an HR Professional who spoke on customer service. Tammy’s presentation focused on identifying different types of customers and how to target certain audiences appropriately to get a desired outcome. Tammy had us perform a group activity to identify positive and negative experiences with customer service in order to recognize traits associated with each interaction. After Tara and Tammy’s presentations we had supper and time to network
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with the other members who were participating in the workshop. After supper we were entertained by our keynote speaker Rod Pedersen, the “Voice of the Roughriders”. Rod was both energetic and humorous as he spoke on his upbringing on the farm and the values that came with it, the
journey of his career in the sports world, and the “behind the scenes” of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Day one of the workshop was a fantastic, informative, entertaining day for everyone who was able to attend. Continued on Page 8
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Saskatchewan Angus Association - 2016 Board of Directors President Michael Wheeler Saskatoon, SK 306-382-9324 email@example.com
1st Vice-President Sheldon Kyle Redvers, SK 306-452-7545 firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Vice-President Trent Liebreich Radville, SK 306-869-7207 email@example.com
Gord Roger Balgonie, SK 306-771-2305 firstname.lastname@example.org
Past President Mike Howe Moose Jaw, SK 306-691-5011 email@example.com
Kodie Doetzel Junior Director Lipton, SK 306-336-2245 firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Gabel Regina, SK 306-536-1927 email@example.com
David Johnson Canadian Director Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Geoff Anderson Bethune, SK 306-731-7921 email@example.com
Robin Hogberg Langenburg, SK 306-743-2840 firstname.lastname@example.org Chad Hollinger Neudorf, SK 396-331-0302 email@example.com David Johnson Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey Willms Canadian Director Dundurn, SK 306-492-2161 email@example.com Dale Easton Canadian Director Wawota, SK 306-739-2805 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristine Sauter Wawota, SK 306-739-2240 email@example.com
Peggy Grant Edam, SK
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Summer 2016 Distributed to approximately 750 Angus Breedersâ€™ and 2000+ Commercial Producers in Saskatchewan. 3 Issues per year Spring deadline - January 15 Summer deadline - May 15 Fall deadline - October 1 Page 4
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The Heart of the South Angus Tour
Please Join Us!! Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Day 1 9:30 am Registration - Best Western Plus, Moose Jaw, SK 10:30 am Depart for tours of JPM Angus, Cockburn Red Angus and Howe Family Farm 4:30 pm Pen Show & Calcutta - Howe Family Farm 6:30 pm Steak Supper followed by Presentations and Socializing - Howe Family Farm Day 2 8:00 - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast & Registration - Best Western Plus, Moose Jaw, SK 9:00 am Depart for tours of Ivanhoe Angus, Bell Angus, Hi Low Angus and Anderson Cattle 4:30 pm Return to Moose Jaw
**Cattle Display Pens available at Howe Family Farm. $100/Pen. To book your space, please fill out the form on the facing page. **Please pre-register if at all possible - form also on facing page. Registration Fee $35. **A Block of Rooms is available under Saskatchewan Angus Tour at the Best Western Plus, 306-972-3334. Camping is also available at the Prairie Oasis, 306-692-4894. Call early to book! For more information please contact Sharon Wagner at 306-693-2020, cell 306-631-3553, email email@example.com
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The Heart of the South Angus Tour Registration Form
Name _________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ Phone _______________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ We will ride the bus Monday yes / no; Tuesday yes / no (circle one) The Registration Fee is $35.00 Please make cheques payable to Saskatchewan Angus Association and mail to: Sharon Wagner Box 2223, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7W6
Pen Display and Calcutta Registration Form Please have pen entries submitted by July 22, 2016 with the following information:
Name/Farm Name ____________________________________________________________ Address _____________________________________________________________________ Phone ________________________________________ Email _________________________________________________________ Number of Pens (x $100 per pen) ________ Indicate Pen Composition: Cow _____ Cow/Calf _____ Heifer Calf _____ Bull Calf _____ Bred Heifer _____ Bull Mature _____ Bull Yearling _____ Pens are approximately 10 by 20 and each display can be eligible to be part of the Judging and Calcutta. The number and types of entries will determine if appropriate classes can be assembled. A portion of the entry fee will be put towards the Calcutta winnings. Judge TBA.
Committee contact: Sharon Wagner: 306-693-2020 or 306-631-3553 cell (text) email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please enclose cheque made out to: Saskatchewan Angus Association and mail to Sharon Wagner Box 2223 Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7W6 Angus Edge - Summer 2016
Education For Future Success... Day two of the workshop began with a breeder or cattle enthusiast between 18 colors personality workshop for board and 39 years of age is eligible to apply. and mentorship members which was If chosen to participate in the program facilitated by Rob Smith, the CEO of you then have the option to request the Canadian Angus Association. This someone specific as your mentor or was an interactive morning that focused have someone chosen for you by the on personal awareness. The workshop Association. The mentor is someone used a color guide as an aid to help us seasoned, knowledgeable, and highly pinpoint traits of our personality as well successful in the Angus industry. Once as recognize traits of others to better a mentee is matched with their mentor, understand the unique ways different the mentee is given a governmentpersonalities think. The workshop funded budget to start building their closely tied into the topics from the own unique mentorship plan that will previous day as these tools allowed cater to their specific interests, cattle us to be more understanding of others, business and schedule. which aids in better communication. The workshop wrapped up This year’s right before noon and the SAA p r o g r a m brought in lunch. Following participants are the meal was the SAA Board Erin Yewsiuk meeting. The SAA hopes to host mentored by similar events in the future and is Sheldon Kyle, looking forward to suggestions Rhea Wheeler from the membership so they mentored by can provide valuable and Dawn Wilson, beneficial information sessions Jenna Loveridge to help improve the operations mentored by - John C. Crosby of those who attend. Jamie Rae P i t t m a n , So who am I and why am I Henry Stewart telling you about this great workshop mentored by Collin Sauder, and that I attended? My name is Nancy myself, Nancy Gibson mentored by Gibson from Wawota, Saskatchewan Tracey Willms. Some of the events and I am one of five mentee’s in this year’s participants have or will be the Saskatchewan Angus Youth experiencing are as follows: Canadian Mentorship Program. The 2015/2016 Western Agribition, Saskatchewan Beef Mentorship Program is the pilot group Industry Conference, Canadian Beef for Saskatchewan Angus Association as Industry Conference, SAA Strategic the Association hasn’t offered this kind Planning Workshop, SAA Breeder of program before. Any Angus cattle Development Workshop, Canadian
Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
Host or attend a Breeder Information Session in your area! Page 8
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Angus Convention, Carcass 101, AI courses, Bull Sales, Saskatchewan Angus Association Board Meetings, and the Saskatchewan Angus Tour, just to name a few. The mentorship program has given me the opportunity to attend events, some of which I had not previously known about, as well as meet many wonderful and successful people in the industry. The program has allowed me to see the “board room” side of the industry and witness the discussion around advocacy, educating the consumer, event planning, and to observe the hard work of the passionate minds that go into having a successful Angus Association. The program has provided me opportunities to network and build relationships. I have created friendships with the other mentees and I have had the privilege to meet, know, and learn from Tracey. If I have learned anything so far it is that the success of your cattle operation has everything to do with the relationships you have and the people you meet and, of course, a good eye for cattle. The mentorship program, in a nut shell, is a program designed to invest in the future of the beef cattle industry. One that we hope will continue to grow stronger and larger. That future is in the hands of the next generation of cattlemen and women. ♦
Saskatchewan Angus will entertain proposals from the membership for hosting sessions in various areas of the province over the next year. If you are interested in more information contact the office at 306-757-6133 or email email@example.com
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would like to thank everyone who supported their 2016 Bull & Female Sale...
Roy & Pam Kirby Dwayne Cruise, Midnite Cruise Farms Inc. Johnny Eberts Allan Fahlman Errol Stewart, H.B. Outdoors Ltd. Blair, Stephanie & Devin Yuke, Yuke Family Farms Inc. Doug & Joan Gomersall Colin & Pat Toner Lyle & Eleanor Hughes, Lazy S Bar Ranch Blaine & Tina Barnett, City View Simmentals Doug & Brenda Martin, Hazeldean Farm Ltd. Jacob & Kiel Carrobourg Murray & Carrie Hlavka, Hlavka Farms Harold & Sylvia Wiebe Ken & Jason Ball Kevin & Lacey Jordison Richard & Kathy Rieder Ivan & Bruce Olson Clarke Ward, Ward’s Red Angus Alvin & Marlene Frick, Northern View Angus Wes, Kim & family & Irene Olynyk, Crescent Creek Angus Beau Switzer & Ashley Loverin, Valley Blossom Ranch Portside Ranch
Please join us for the 'Heart of the South Angus Tour' August 8 & 9
Ron & Marilyn Mountenay Box 23, Belle Plaine, SK S0G 0G0 Phone: (306) 345-2560 Ron’s Cell: (306) 630-5871 Angus Edge - Summer 2016
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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.
information and the application form is included in this issue of the Edge. I would ask experienced breeders to help spread awareness of the program and encourage those that would benefit from the program to apply. Quite often it takes someone saying “you need to apply for this” to get them to fully realize the opportunity that lies before them. There is some level of commitment required for this program, but I can guarantee you that when you choose to make that commitment, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Our board held our spring meeting in April and for the first time we hosted 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 about agriculture advocacy and customer service. The evening was capped off with a very candid and entertaining presentation by Rod Peterson, the voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. We feel that there is great value for our membership in these events and will continue to look at hosting more of these sessions in the future. The board also feels that there is value in having these sessions hosted in different areas around the province. 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.
Saskatchewan Angus is sending two representatives to the Canadian Angus Convention June 9-13th in Quebec City and a few other Saskatchewan members also plan to attend. In addition to the annual meeting, Convention has evolved to be a true gathering of the Angus fraternity for a fun filled educational experience. There is something at our Convention that will interest everyone and I encourage you to attend in the future – next year it is much closer to us, in Brandon, Manitoba. The Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy 5 Sale will also be held with its unique offering of genetics, experiences, art and memorabilia. At Convention Dale Easton will begin his term as our newest Saskatchewan director on the CAA board, and we must thank retiring director Corinne Gibson for her many years of service on our Saskatchewan and Canadian Angus boards.
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. We will be accepting applications for a new group of mentees this summer. More Page 12
Plans are well underway for our Summer Tour which will be held August 8th & 9th in the Moose Jaw area. Attendance grows every year and it is a perfect time to see some great Angus cattle as well as network and socialize with your fellow breeders. When you look back and the summer is over you will never say you wish you had spent more days in the tractor, so take the time to enjoy one of our most popular events.
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Nominations are also due this summer for the Commercial Breeder of the Year award (August 15). 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 two years as 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. Mark your calendars for November 2 - 5 and join us there. We have a long summer ahead of us and hopefully we see you down the trail. If we can’t meet face to face feel free to contact me or any of the board members with your comments or concerns.♦
WELCOME LITTLE COWBOY...
Bohdan Frederick Yewsiuk was born on April 25, 2016. Proud parents are Eric & Erin Yewsiuk of Duel-E Cattle Co. Eric is a past SJAA director and Erin is one of our SAA mentorship program participants. Bo is the first grandson for Garnet & Shirley Yewsiuk, U-6 Ranch and the start of the sixth generation on their family farm.
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From The Director's Chair ... Well, this is my first time writing From The D i r e c t o r ’s Chair and it will also be my last. I have been honored to serve as a Director of the Saskatchewan Angus Association for the past 20 years and recently, as the President of the Canadian Angus Association. At the CAA Annual meeting in June I will be officially done my duties and I cannot lie – I am looking forward to it!!! Having said that, I also know that it was an important thing to do and I am definitely the better for it. I encourage anyone thinking about serving on the Angus board to step forward. Being involved in your Saskatchewan and Canadian Angus Association’s has been interesting, challenging, and a big learning experience. I have been blessed to work with many wonderful, brilliant and talented people. I have gained knowledge that has not only made me a better Angus breeder and business manager, but also a better person. I have new respect for the
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democratic process - but admit I like being the boss at home much better! You see when you sit on a board, you can voice your opinion, but you cannot make the decision without a majority. So decisions do not always go your way, however, you also know that you were there fighting for what you believe in and at least you did your part. Good directors with an open mind are important to an association, and many different perspectives are beneficial. It is imperative to have people who are in the business every day, people whose livelihoods depend on the decisions made, at the board table. This is often difficult because these are also the same people whose livelihoods depend on them being home and doing the work! Our boards also benefit from having directors with varied business and industry experience as they bring a whole new expertise and outlook. And if you simply cannot serve on a board as a director – then try to find a way to support the Association and this great breed of cattle. Express your ideas. If you have a complaint - at least have the gumption to pick up the phone and call a director or our CEO. I can guarantee you that complaining to fellow breeders and neighbors will
result in change 0% of the time. Your directors will bring these issues to the board table on your behalf, even if they do not agree with them. And these issues are discussed. However, you must remember (as a wise friend of mine always says) being heard does not always mean getting your way. Also, please take the time to compliment the Association or a director if you appreciate something. A little praise goes a long way. Serving as President and your representative from Saskatchewan has been a true honor and I will be forever grateful to those of you that supported me, debated with me, enlightened me and worked towards common goals with me. I have also learned so much from difficult people during my term, as they have truly shown me who I do not want to be! So once again, I encourage you to consider serving as an Angus Association director and giving back to this great breed of cattle. For me, it is back to the ranch full time and I am so excited to spend even more time with my cows and kids. And as I have to remind myself often... “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”. ♦
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COMMERCIAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR Nominations are now open for the 2016 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Page 16
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Saskatchewan Angus Association Mentorship Program... The Saskatchewan Angus Association is offering a Mentorship Program for the 2016/2017 year. Five positions are available for producers aged 18 â€“ 39. The program will provide funding for various events and travel, as well as provide valuable input from a mentor. The application is a simple process, please see the form on the next page of this issue of the Edge. The deadline to apply is August 15. You will have 12 months to complete the required elements of the program, as outlined below. Some examples have been provided to choose from in making your final selections. When you have selected all the elements of your program, you will submit your plan in writing to the Saskatchewan Angus Association office, by mail or email. Your plan may change throughout your mentorship, however all changes must be reported to the administrator. Upon completion of your approved program, you will be required to prepare and submit a final report. This report will outline all of your activities, summarizing what you learned from each experience and how you feel the program, overall, has enhanced your ability to better manage your business and provide leadership to the beef industry. Your mentorship program must include: Attendance at two of the following: the Saskatchewan Angus Association Annual General Meeting and the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference (SBIC) in January, the Canadian Angus Association Convention in June, Saskatchewan Angus Field Day/Tour, date TBA in July or August Attendance at one beef-industryspecific educational conference, workshop or seminar, for example: Page 18
- Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Feedlot Management School - Western Beef Development Centre Cow/Calf or Pasture School - Canadian Beef Industry Conference - Saskatchewan Stock Growers AGM & Conference - Speakers/seminars offered by Saskatchewan Angus - CAA Carcass 101, etc.
- Governance training (how do boards make decisions, what control do boards have) - Government relations (how do we best communicate with government) - Financial planning (succession planning, budgeting) - Speakers/seminars offered by Saskatchewan Angus
Attendance at one professional development workshop or seminar, which is related to or focused on agriculture, or serving on a board of directors. - Social media training (agriculture advocacy, Facebook, Twitter) - Marketing/Promotions (livestock marketing, marketing beef to consumers) - Media training (how to talk to reporters, how to write press releases)
Participants may also choose to attend other beef industry events that will provide networking and learning opportunities related to the Angus breed. Some examples include: - Canadian Western Agribition - National Western Stock Show - American Angus Association National Convention - Red Angus Association of America National Convention - World Angus Forum & Secretariat
Participation in at least one SAA Sub-Committee and assisting with the execution of one task on that committee, examples include: Promotions: Writing or sourcing one article for the Angus Edge
Commercial: Presenting awards at the CWA commercial show or another SAA sponsored show Supplying Attending a or sourcing Rancher Endorsed photos for SAA Feeder calf sale in promotional your area material Attend the Developing a print ad Saskatchewan concept Angus Field day/ Tour and assist hosts with various tasks Assisting with our facebook page and website
Show/Sale: Sponsorship and Volunteer procurement for Agribition Assist show organizers at the Gold Show or at Agribition
Juniors: Attend a regional 4-H show and distribute awards to Angus influence projects Assist with judging scholarships/youth awards
(clerk, Assist SJAA with announcer, Junior Show ringman, marshaller, tattoo check, weighing, etc.)
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Saskatchewan Angus Association Box 3771, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3N8 Phone: 757-6133 Fax: 525-5852 Email: email@example.com
Angus Youth Mentorship Program Personal Information Name:
Describe your primary occupation, career goals and interest in the Angus beef industry in general:
Why are you interested in the Saskatchewan Angus Mentorship program?
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Summarize the qualities you look for in a mentor.
Do you have someone specific in mind to be your mentor?
What aspects of Saskatchewan Angus involvement interest you the most?
How can a Saskatchewan Angus mentor help you get the most out of the mentorship program?
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Why YOU should be a Mentee OR Mentor ... This is a tremendous opportunity for new or younger breeders to gain information and experiences with additional financial support to cover expenses. The goals of the program are to help young producers gain valuable experience, take advantage of networking opportunities and develop the skills necessary to become a future industry leader. Saskatchewan Angus has been fortunate to access government funding to support this program again and we are looking for support from young and old breeders to have this program reach its full potential. What you need to know as a young producer: We have been approved for five mentorships for the upcoming year. Each applicant is eligible to receive up to $4,000 based on paid receipts for travel costs (including mileage,
airfare, hotels) as well as registration fees to attend industry events. Any Saskatchewan Angus member between the ages of 18-39 is able to apply. We will assist you with finding another breeder who will mentor you throughout the process and will hopefully create a lasting resource for you. You may also suggest or find your own mentor, and it is also important to note that mentors do not need to be from Saskatchewan. What’s in it for a mentor? We are also looking for the support of our experienced breeders to help
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guide our future leaders. This is a great opportunity to share the wealth of knowledge and experience you may have gained serving our great breed. It would be an asset if you have served as a volunteer or board member within our industry. We are not expecting a huge time commitment from our mentors, their role is more for support and to answer questions from the mentees. Simply being available for the odd phone call or a farm visit may be all that is really necessary. There is no financial support available to the mentors but there are also no travel requirements either. Being a mentor is a great way to “pay it forward” and help set up the future of our breed for success. Who knows, maybe you will meet a younger breeder that will play a role in the transition or dispersal of your own herd one day.♦
Harvest Classic Sale 4th Annual
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK (4 miles west on HWY #1)
Heifer Calves - Bred Heifers - Young Producing Cows; most with an AI influence Selection of club calves
For more information contact Glen Gabel - 306-536-1927 Auctioneer - Chris Poley - 306-220-5006 Angus Edge - Summer 2016
Money is Available to Improve Your Livestock Facilities... Cattle producers often find themselves fighting to stay ahead of the many jobs that keep piling up on their to do lists. This means that many opportunities are forgone in order to take care of routine chores and tasks. Currently there are program funds available for Saskatchewan beef producers to make improvements to their livestock handling and record keeping systems. These programs are easy to participate in and basically require a simple application to be submitted to the program funders. Most reputable livestock equipment suppliers are well versed in these programs and can be a great resource for beef producers. Take the time to learn more about these programs and ensure that you are not left out of a good deal. Below are the highlights of three of these current programs. Verified Beef Production (VBP) 1) Equipment Funding - in order to qualify producers must have $2500 in cattle sales & completed the VBP training. Producers are eligible for 50% rebate up to maximum of $750/producer to purchase a squeeze with neck extender or approved head holder, individual livestock weigh scale and record keeping software.
2) Certified Equipment Funding - in order to qualify producers must have $2500 in cattle sales, completed VBP training, have operation registered with VBP and completed an on-farm audit. Producers are eligible for 50% rebate up to a maximum of $2000 per producer to purchase a squeeze with neck extender or approved head holder, individual livestock weigh scale and record keeping software. Contact the program co-ordinator 306-859-9110 for more complete program details. Livestock Traceability Rebate Program All cow calf producers, backgrounders, feedlots, auction markets and privately managed community pastures are eligible for this program. Producers are eligible for 70% rebate up to a maximum of $50,000 per proponent to purchase or lease new hand-held readers, panel readers, traceability software (included with approved scale heads) and traceability equipment training. Contact program staff at 1-877-874-5365 for additional program information.
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Farm Stewardship Program (FSP) In order to qualify for this program producers must be a Saskatchewan resident or file income tax in Saskatchewan, have completed a Saskatchewan Environmental Farm Plan, own or control a minimum of 320 acres of farmland in Saskatchewan, earn a minimum of $35,000 of farm income in the year of application. This program provides eligible Saskatchewan producers with various levels of financial assistance to implement beneficial management practices (BMPs) that help maintain or improve the quality of soil, water, air, or biodiversity resources. Projects such as relocation of livestock confinement facilities, farmyard run-off control, carcass disposal planning, riparian area grazing management and fencing, native rangeland grazing management, fencing to protect surface water, manure application equipment and technologies plus many other related projects are eligible for cost share funding. Contact the Financial Program Branch at 306-787-9714 for additional program information.â™Ś
I would like to thank the members of the Saskatchewan Angus Association for electing me to the board of directors of the Canadian Angus Association. It is a position I do not take lightly and I do realize I was elected to be your voice at the national board level, so please don't be scared to give me a call to get your question answered or concerns heard! I would also to thank and recognize Jon Fox for letting his name stand for the board as well. Have a great summer with good grass and fun times. Sincerely, Dale Easton 306-577-7456 firstname.lastname@example.org Page 22
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CEO Report ... Good day, Saskatchewan Angus folks! I think most of the thirsty land across western Canada received much needed rain over this past Victoria Day long weekend, and it’s amazing how, as I speak with Angus folks in the past two days, their dispositions have brightened considerably. Many still need more, but grass will grow for a few more weeks at the very least! Your Canadian Angus Association continues to benefit from the positivity and enthusiasm of you and your fellow members coast-to-coast. With activity higher than last year and revenue ahead of projections, we are proud and pleased to reinvest your hard-earned member investment back into the creation of programs and initiatives which we hope will stimulate more success and activity across Canada. Our 2016 National Convention in Quebec City, themed “The Sky’s The Limit” truly feels like that is an entirely accurate statement! Many thanks to the donors and supporters from Saskatchewan, and across Canada, who made “Building the Legacy 5” another very successful edition of our Canadian Angus Foundation’s primary annual fundraiser auction sale. We are very happy to announce that Bob Toner has been named the first Director of CAA’s Business Development Team for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I have known Bob for many years and I’m extremely excited to bring his knowledge, insight, contacts, demeanor and character to work for the CAA in your province. I am fully confident that Bob will create member value across the prairies, spanning geography, age, and experience, whether you are purebred or commercially-focused in your operation. Bob is a welcome Page 24
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addition to your CAA team and I look forward to his contribution for many years to come. Out of the process of hiring this new position, and with the continued financial health of your CAA, CAA made another decision.
We have talked for many years – the CAA Board, the CAA staff, the regional associations – about the need to pay specialized attention to our younger breeders, our newer members, our folks who are perhaps just starting out. Subsequently, we have decided to “put our money where our mouth is” and actually create this ‘youth’ initiative. Welcome to the “New Generation Breeder Development” (NGBD) strategy, and the brand new NGBD Director, Nathan Marin from Radville, SK. Nathan commenced his employment in May, with this new initiative also announced at Convention. Nathan is a farm kid born and raised in Saskatchewan. His position and contribution, however, will be national in scope: networking, planning and execution. Working closely with Karla Ness, the CAA Director of Member Engagement, as well as with the Business Development Team of Bob, Brian Good (BC & AB) and Cheryl Hazenberg (Eastern Canada), Nate will help create opportunity and connectivity for this specific membership target as well as focus on the same in our commercial sector. To give you a better idea as to this exciting new development, please consider:
New Generation Breeder Development Strategy Background: The Canadian Angus Association Board of Directors and administration staff have been discussing how to more effectively engage and create value for “new” and “younger” Angus producers for at least the past five (5) years. Brainstormed ideas to ‘add value’ have always included: - Training and education; - Mentorship; - Marketing; - Creation of local, provincial, national and global networks; - Industry awareness, recognition and engagement; - Breed, sector and industry leadership facilitation. Objectives: 1) Enhance Member Value for “young” and “new” CAA members; 2) Increase commercial sector liaison with and activity from the target group; 3) Increase measurable ‘metric’ activity within the CAA by the target group: a. Registrations; b. Transfers; c. Memberships; d. Canadian Angus Performance Program e. Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tag sales. 4) Increase measurable member satisfaction among the target group. Target Group: A) Currently designated “Young Breeders” CAA members; B) CAA members under the age of 40; C) CAA members within the first five years of their initial membership. Immediate Strategy includes: i. Hiring of Director, New Generation Breeder Development (NGBD) - late April - Nathan Marin - DONE! Angus Edge - Summer 2016
In Memory ... Joyce Easton of Wawota, SK passed
away May 13, 2016 at the age of 77 years. Joyce was the wife of George Easton of Wawota, SK. George and Joyce Easton operated the Kenwaw Angus herd and were presented with the CAA 50 year breeder award in 1998 and are also past SAA Heritage Award honourees. They have been retired and living in town for the last 18 years but both have continued interest in their families cattle operations. Joyce was very involved in the Wawota 4-H Beef Club including being leader for 10 years. She also loved her garden and flowers even after they moved to town to retire. She was quite often caught at the hockey rink, curling rink and ball diamonds watching her children, grandchildren and the local teams.
Georgia, Darcy (Tania) Easton and their children Jack & Billy, Murray (Charlene) Easton and their children Cole, Tanner, Jayse & Brynn, Barry (Nicole) Easton and their children Drew & Cody, and Debbie (Jim) Fennig and their children Jadie, Blake & Luke; her sister Shirley (Eldon) Davis; sisterin-law Lorraine Smith; sister-in-law Dorothy Smith; and numerous in laws, nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Tributes may be made to the Wawota United Church “Raise the Rafters” Fund and to the Highview Cemetery Fund in memory of Joyce.
Joyce was proud to make and serve her homemade pie over the last few years at the Eastondale Annual Bull Sale including the past sale just a little over a month before her passing. The pie will never taste as good again!
age 73, of Swift Current and formerly of Rush Lake and the Hodgeville District, passed away May 14, 2016 at the Heritage Towers. A private family memorial service was held at 3:00 pm, Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Herbert Community Cemetary. Donnie is survived by his brother Ian Gross and extended family Jonathan (Kyla) Thomason and their children Emma and Nash Thomason. He was predeceased by his parents Larry and Hilda Gross and brother Fred Gross. Donnie was born on February 4, 1943 in Moose Jaw, SK. Donnie attended school in Hodgeville and worked as a farmer. He had a love for writing and reporting. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with friends. Donnie kept up with the history of the community of Hodgeville, saving and putting albums together. He was able to "see" the world through his friend's eyes and collected spoons and bells. A special "Good Bye" from Emma to her buddy Donnie. Donations in Donnie’s memory may be made to the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association, Box 3771, Regina, SK, S4P 3N8.
Joyce was predeceased by her parents Godfrey & Anna Smith, brother Duane Smith, and brother Allan Smith. Joyce is survived by her husband of 56 years George, her children Dale (Shelly) Easton and their daughter Erika, Vonda (Peter) Dunn and their children Alexandra (Matt) Bullock, Gregory &
CEO Report continued ii. Engagement of Director, NGBD and Director, Member Engagement in Business Development Team strategy late May/early June - DONE! iii. Completion of national Mentorship Program organization - mid-June DONE! iv. Creation of New Generation Breeder Task Force - July v. Completion of New Generation Angus Edge - Summer 2016
Breeder Development five Strategy - August/September.
If you have “new generation” ideas you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact Nate, Karla or I; we are extremely motivated by our additional new focus and look forward to very interesting outcomes in the coming months and years.
As you are doing with Bob Toner, please welcome Nate to the Canadian Angus Team! We are very grateful that we have them! Until next time, folks... may your pastures be green, your calves be growthy, your crops come up even and your cows be bred in their first two cycles of exposure!♦ Page 25
New Canadian Angus Staff... Hello fellow Angus breeders. My name is Bob Toner and I am the new Director of Business Development for Saskatachewan and Manitoba. For those of you who are not familiar with me here is a short history of my involvement in the Angus breed. The Toner family first became involved in the Angus breed in 1942 when my Grandfather Dan and father Doug purchased their first Angus females. From the day I was born until now, Angus have been a part of my life. I was involved in 4-H as a member and leader and exhibited at the first Canadian National Junior Angus Heifer show in Bashaw and did so until I graduated from high school. After high school I spent a year working at Torro Negro Farms in Carstairs, AB, where Doug Robertson was the manager. I returned home in the spring of 1982 and began working alongside my parents and brother Larry at Toner Farms. In 1984 I married Shonda and started a family. A few years later we established Bear Hills Angus. During this time I did a lot of custom clipping and showing various breeds of cattle. As the kids grew up they were all involved in sports and 4-H. They showed at provincial Gold Shows and Showdown and became involved with the Junior Associations, making for some very busy times. In 1989 I ventured into the sales business, first doing some order buying at sales where I was clipping and eventually moving out front as a ringman. 2007 saw some big changes when we sold the cow herd and I went to work for Rob Holowaychuk at O.B.I. Through all of these life experiences there are some Page 26
things that seem to hold true. To achieve your goals you must persevere, change is inevitable and if you think you can do it on your own, you’ll likely end up on your own. I was elected on to the Saskatchewan Angus Association board in 1984 and was there until 2003, serving as president in 2000 - 2001. I returned to the board in 2006 and was a board member until 2014. In 2012 I joined the Saskatchewan Livestock Association board of directors and I am currently 2nd Vice President. I have also served on many local, provincial and national committees for the betterment of our breed. Which brings me to the present. I am very excited and looking forward to working with the Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Canadian Angus Associations as the Director of Business Development for Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This is a new program designed to bridge the gap between purebred and commercial producers with CAA and the staff at Angus Central. The following are areas that we will be focusing on:
- increase demand for commercial and purebred Angus genetics; - promote to and connect with commercial cattlemen, both existing and potential Angus customers; - increase adoption, sales and value of Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed eartags; - promotion of the new Canadian Angus Identification and Performance Program (CAIPP): recordation/ performance testing for commercial herds. Program planning, implementation and evaluation - creation of relevant workshops, focus groups, seminars, Field Days, and regional events (as requested) for both CAA members as well as the commercial sector; - National Convention (when applicable), particularly Cattlemen’s Connection Day, with a commercial focus.
Communication - clear and consistent communication with all members; - primary CAA staff contact for member input and feedback.
Linkage: active representation and cooperation - primary CAA contact with Regional Associations; - Saskatchewan Angus Association and Manitoba Angus Association as well as their constituents, i.e. juniors. - representation at various Angus, sector and industry events and functions; - responsible for liaison to and relationship with all levels of our sector value chain’s industry support and leadership; - regional beef industry organizations and agencies, i.e. Manitoba Beef Producers, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association, Saskatchewan Cattle Feeders Association, Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association, et al; - national beef industry organizations and agencies, as required by the Business Development Team in consultation with the CEO.
Increase member activity and commercial demand - increase in number of registered Angus cattle;
As you can see this is a rather ambitious undertaking but with the support of our Angus network, one that I feel has great potential. By working with our
Member Recruitment and Retention - youth retention; - achieve more and new members to result in a greater number of purebred breeders. Member Services and Satisfaction - promotion of new member services; - “hands on” support to satisfy identified member needs; - ensure and work toward membership satisfaction with CAA and Angusrelated services and tools.
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breeders and gathering contacts of your commercial customers I can see this being a great benefit to all involved. If you have events such as field days, commercial activities, industry meetings etc. that you feel I should attend pleased
Hello, my name is Nate Marin and I am pleased to announce that I have taken a position with the Canadian Angus Association. For those that don't know me I grew up on a mixed farm at Radville in southern
contact me and I will try to work it into my schedule. I will be in constant contact with our two provincial Associations and I can be reached by phone, text or e-mail. In closing I would like once again to state how I’m looking forward to implementing this program along with
Brian Good, Cheryl Hazenberg, our provincial Associations’ and the CAA. See you down the road.♦
Saskatchewan. I have spent most of my life around the purebred industry, preparing cattle for both shows and sales, as well as working ring at various bull and female sales. This has given me the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from many of the very best cattle breeders and marketers across Canada.
as well as to assist them with different aspects of the Association and industry.
The title for this position is Director, New Generation Breeder Development. The focus will be on new and young purebred and commercial Angus breeders. The position will be a resource to assist those members in maximizing their Canadian Angus Association membership service,
Bob Toner 306-834-7385 email@example.com
With this not being a full time position it still gives me the opportunity to continue to work with breeders as sales staff and also help market their cattle. I look forward both to meeting with members I have not yet met and continuing to work with those I already know. ♦ Nate Marin 306-869-7130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Angus Foundation History Book The Canadian Angus Foundation is creating a new Canadian Angus history book, the first since 1985. This is a huge and exciting undertaking that we need all Canadian Angus Association members to help with: we need you to tell us your Angus story. The Foundation has enlisted the assitance of members Doug and Linda Henderson to help collect our member’s stories. We want to know how you got your start in the Angus business, what memories stand out, what you’re most proud of, what your Angus operation has contributed to your life - as much or as little of your Angus history as you want to share. Get us your story before December 9th and be entered in an early bird draw! There are many opportunities to share your history: 1. Watch for Doug and Linda out and about at Angus events all year long. When you see them, join them for a cup of coffee and tell them your story. 2. Call Doug and Linda a 403-782-3888 and tell them your story. 3. Call Tina Zakowsky at Angus Central 1-888-571-3580 ext 3584 to share your story or email her at email@example.com 4. Go-line to www.cdnangus.ca/news-events/announcements/ and fill in the form with your information. We want to hear from every single member, no matter how large or small. Every story matters and every story is worthy of inclusion in this comprehensive book. So much has changed in the last 30 years. Personal computers had only been on the market for a short time in 1985 and today we have just as much computing power, if not more, in the palms of our hands with mobile phones and tablets. While many of the breeders featured in Lloyd Pickard’s 1985 Canadian Angus History Update are still active, many other breeders had not started their herds in 1985. We will continue to see changes in technology and world leadership as we gather the stories and compile them into a great history book. Please help us capture this moment in time and preserve this generation of Angus history for the next generations of breeders who haven’t even been born yet. Angus Edge - Summer 2016
Canadian Beef Industry Conference Drives Fresh Energy ... Learning, fun and moving the beef industry forward. These are three key elements of the inaugural Canadian Beef Industry Conference, slated for August 9 - 11 in Calgary at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. The conference is a brand new, firstof-its-kind event for Canada designed to create a national meeting place for everyone involved in beef production, from the grassroots level through all parts of the supply chain. It will help support the new National Beef Strategy. It will also support a new level of grass roots interaction and relationship building to drive progress based on shared interests. Among a diverse range of topics and speakers, the conference features very practical, educational sessions for producers. A leading example is a session called “Bov-innovation,”
which covers topics such as making informed decisions on pre-weaning management, how to improve forage production, how to strengthen internal parasite control programs and how to take advantage of genomic selection tools. The conference is a joint collaboration of four organizations partnering in the event, the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), Canada Beef, the Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) and the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). The main conference agenda features top speakers on important issues and hot topics for the industry. Opening day keynote speaker is entrepreneur, consultant and former Dragon’s Den star Arlene Dickinson. The agenda will also include keynote speakers on each of the National Beef Strategy’s
four pillars: connectivity, productivity, beef demand and competitiveness, along with educational presentations and interactive workshops on new developments, market and brand opportunities and production innovations. Related events include meetings of the partners, their provincial affiliates, various other beef industry groups, and the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders 2016 graduation and 2017 selections. Early bird registration rates are available until June 15 and hotel accommodations at a special conference rate are available until sold out. Full registration includes all public sessions, the opening night (Tuesday) reception and the Wednesday night banquet and entertainment, featuring the band Ain’t No Rodeo.♦
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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Tyra Fox - President Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-9624 firstname.lastname@example.org Brianna Kimmel - Vice-President Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-3643 email@example.com Alexis DeCorby - Secretary Rocanville, SK - 306-645-2019 firstname.lastname@example.org Kodie Doetzel - Junior Director Lipton, SK - 306-336-2245 email@example.com Directors at Large Alexis Frick Neudorf, SK - 306-730-9913 firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer Jones Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-7253 email@example.com Carson Liebreich Radville, SK - 306-815-7226 firstname.lastname@example.org Wade Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-876-4420 email@example.com Baxter Blair McLean, SK - 306-699-7211 firstname.lastname@example.org Talon Frick Neudorf, SK - 306-728-3515 email@example.com Davis Schmidt Watrous, SK - 306-946-2616 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... It has already been an exciting spring for us juniors. Let’s go back to this past February which was the 2016 Canadian Junior Angus Association GOAL conference in Ottawa, Ontario. This year’s GOAL conference had 51 juniors in attendance including many new and old GOAL attendees. Fifteen members of the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association were in attendance as well as four members from National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). It is nice having members from the NJAA come up because it allows our junior members to gain a better understanding of how their Association works, and they can gain a greater understanding of our Junior Association. The 2017 GOAL conference will be in Edmonton, Alberta, again on Family Day weekend, so mark your calendars. GOAL is a great opportunity to meet new people and make many great memories. Another exciting thing that the Saskatchewan Juniors did this spring was make a video explaining what sustainable beef means to us. We made this video to enter a competition that McDonalds sponsored. Saskatchewan members got video footage and sent in photos with captions explaining what sustainable beef means to them. Our video ended up winning third place in the competition and $750 to go to the SJAA. We also want to congratulate the Canadian Junior Angus Association on winning first place with their video. Check them out on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/ UCVP4ExYF4JaF_b_pIbnfZEw.
by Tyra Fox
The next event on the junior calendar is the 17th annual CJAA national show, Showdown 2016, which will be held in Truro, Nova Scotia. I am very excited for Showdown this year because I get to start my term on the CJAA board as the new Saskatchewan member, replacing retiring director Shane Roger. At Showdown there are many activities to take part in even if you don’t have cattle there, such as photography, literature, marketing, public speaking, a cook off, grooming, judging, showmanship and more, and of course the conformation classes. It will be great to see all the juniors and I am excited to meet many more there. The past two Fall’s our Saskatchewan Junior Angus Gold Show has been held in Lloydminster in conjunction with the Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up where we have had a great turn out and lots of fun. The Junior Gold show will once again be held at Lloydminster in conjunction with Lloyd Stockade Round-Up this year. There will be print marketing, literature, photography, grooming, judging and conformation classes. The Saskatchewan Junior Gold Show is always a great time for the juniors and allows us to meet new people and make good friendships. Keep your schedule open for the first week of November! That should keep everyone in the junior loop for the next little while. If anybody has any questions please feel free to email, call or text me at any time. Hope to see many of you down the road. ♦
Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association
Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone 306-757-6133 Fax 306-525-5852
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My life with the CIA and other tales When I started with the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand in 2009, it was primarily to focus on marketing and consumer education. But my lifelong avocation as an adventurous eater was piqued by one further charge: outreach to culinary schools. It was an exciting notion, but Yikes! Where could we start among the hundreds of culinary and cooking programs? Introduced to consulting chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, John Doherty, I took my first bite of this educational elephant there. Building on trust and understanding, CAB and the “CIA” have been tight ever since. But this CIA is not into spy networks. Nor is it a Land Grant college such as many cattle producers have attended to learn more about how to make their best cattle better. Neither world is well understood by most culinary professionals. So we set out to provide intelligence of the kind that helps “connect the dots” to our farming and ranching partners for CIA staff and students. For example, last October, CAB hosted 12 faculty members from CIA campuses in Hyde Park, N.Y., and San Antonio on a ranch tour near Hereford, Texas.
By Mary McMillen, Director of Public Relations, Certified Angus Beef LLC
at family-owned and operated Keeling Cattle Feeders, an ideal example of how modern feedyards provide exceptional care for their cattle. Finally, a tour of beef processor Cargill-Friona showed how a packing plant operates, and where carcasses are inspected and evaluated by USDA graders to see if they meet the CAB brand’s exacting standards.
Shortly after setting up our link to the CIA, I opened channels to Johnson & Wales University at all four campuses: Providence, South Miami, Charlotte and Denver, at which CAB provides a rotating scholarship annually. We’ve hosted similar ranch trips for J&W instructors, and a team from Providence visited our Education and Culinary Center. CAB meat scientist Dr. Phil Bass audited the J&W meats lab and worked with their team to update the curriculum last fall. Ongoing student educational support at both of these leading schools comes from providing product for their meat
labs, always presented as part of the lessons on quality grades and branded beef programs. Cattlemen and chefs may seem worlds apart but I have come to realize how similar they are. They share an unbridled passion for their craft and a willingness to sacrifice weekends and evenings off for the love of what they do.
Quality cattle aren’t produced by accident. An unforgettable dining experience doesn’t just happen. It’s created by a community – from pasture to plate – that’s dedicated to excellence, passionate about the details and inspired by tradition. CAB serves as a link to connect these worlds. We help the many thousands of Angus producers who own this brand better understand chefs. At the same time, the brand has become a “go-to” resource for succeeding classes of chef’s, providing welcome and factual beef information because we choose to educate rather than simply advocate for CAB.♦
Their “cattle drive” started with a welcome to 2 Bar Angus. These classically trained chefs not only enjoyed walking the pasture, but reveled in the home-cooked dinner prepared and served by three generations of the Steve Knoll family. Then it was on to a nearby feedyard, perhaps the least understood supply link thanks to all the pictures with lots of cattle lined up at bunks. But these educators were happy to be schooled Page 32
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Index of Advertisers... Bar H Land & Cattle................................. 2 Bohrson Marketing.................................. 5 Dolittle Angus......................................... 14 Eastondale Angus...................................11 Harvest Classic Sale............................. 21 Howe Family Farm............................... BC Ivanhoe Angus......................................... 9
Coming Events... June 9-11.... Canadian Angus Convention, Quebec City, QC Jun15.......... CJAA Scholarship Application Deadline Jun 20......... Deadline for Late Entries – Showdown 2016 Jun 29......... T Bar C Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK Jul 28-30..... Showdown 2016, Truro, NS Aug 8-9....... Saskatchewan Angus SUMMER TOUR, Moose Jaw, SK area Aug 9-11..... Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Calgary, AB Aug 15........ Deadline for Saskatchewan Angus Mentorship Program Applications Aug 15........ Deadline for Saskatchewan Angus Commercial Producer of the Year nominations Oct 1........... Deadline for The Angus Edge, Fall Edition Oct 1........... Deadline for Entries, Canadian Western Agribition Oct 3........... Deadline for Entries, Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show Oct 17......... Justamere Sale of the Year, Lloydminster, SK Oct 21......... Harvest Classic Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Nov 2-5....... Stockade Round-Up and Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show, ................... Lloydminster, SK Nov 4.......... Fall Fusion Sale, Lloydminster, SK Nov 21-26... Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Nov 23........ Masterpiece Angus Sale, Regina, SK Nov 24........ Agribition Angus Show, Regina, SK Nov 25........ Power and Perfection Sale, Regina, SK Dec 8.......... Genetic Focus II Sale, Regina, SK Dec 10........ Pride of the Prairies Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK Dec 10........ Doolittle Angus Dispersal Sale, Swift Current, SK Dec 14........ Howe Family Farm Sharing the Herd Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Dec 15........ KBJ Round Farms Dispersal Sale, Clyde, AB Dec 17........ The Angus Collection Sale, Olds, AB
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Justamere Farms................................... 13 KBJ Round Farms............................ 34,35 Kenray Ranch........................................ 17 Masterpiece Sale..................................... 3 Merit Cattle Co....................................... 10 Six Mile Ranch Ltd................................. 15
1. Being on Time 2. Work Ethic 3. Effort 4. Body Language 5. Energy 6. Attitude 7. Passion 8. Being Coachable 9. Doing Extra 10. Being Prepared
10 Awesome Things Money Cannot Buy 1. Manners 2. Morals 3. Respect 4. Character 5. Common Sense 6. Trust 7. Patience 8. Class 9. Integrity 10. Love Page 33
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Angus Edge - Summer 2016
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