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The ngus



Official Publication of the Saskatchewan Angus Association

Fall 2019

Publications Mail Agreement #40019886

2019 Purebred Breeder of the Year Eastondale Angus, Wawota, SK Congratulations to Dale, Shelly and Erika Easton of Eastondale Angus on being named the Saskatchewan Angus Association 2019 Breeder of the Year. The Eastondale Angus farm borders the Moose Mountain Provincial Park in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan. The Moose Mountains are truly a beautiful part of Saskatchewan in the summer. There is ideal topography for cattle with rolling hills including marginal land not suited for grain farming. The rural municipality in which the farm is situated is one of the most heavily populated in cattle in the province, boasting numerous other purebred and commercial cattle. Erika is the fourth generation breeding Black Angus cattle on this farm and this will be the 72nd year that the family has continually registered Angus cattle in the Canadian herdbook. Eastondale is currently breeding 225 females annually on 2300 acres of owned and rented land. They hold an Annual Bull and Select Female Sale the first Monday in April and April 6, 2020 will mark the 13th sale on the farm. 40 yearling bulls are offered along with a select group of females. Eastondale was a founding member of the Touch

of Class Sale in Saskatoon as well as continuing to be a long-time supporter of the Masterpiece Sale in Saskatchewan and the Keystone Klassic Sale in Manitoba. Great pride is taken in the fact that the cattle aren’t bred on L-R: Erika, Shelly and Dale Easton with Trent Liebreich, SAA fads or extremes, President and Belinda Wagner, General Manager rather a balanced approach is taken to make sure that the they raise, and an honest, transparent Angus cow comes first and foremost approach to marketing is important to - maternal strengths that made Angus the Easton’s rather than focusing on popular and sustainable in the past and numbers and chasing trends. to carry forward to the future as well. In August 2005 at the Dryland Angus The Eastondale herd has become noted Dispersal the bar was raised to a new for their moderate, easy doing females level when GDAR Forever Lady 9163 with strong feet, structure and great was purchased for $20,000. A major udders. Overall soundness of the cattle step considering just two years earlier Continued on page 10

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Saskatchewan Angus Association - 2019 Board of Directors President


Trent Liebreich Radville, SK 306-869-7207

Sarah Buchanan Caron, SK 306-681-5340

1st Vice-President

Lacey Demmans Meadow Lake, SK 306-240-4509

Gord Roger Balgonie, SK 306-570-8454

2nd Vice-President

Michelle Potapinski Hodgeville, SK 306-677-7540

Executive Director

Gord Davey Saskatoon, SK 306-220-8908

Sheldon Kyle Redvers, SK 306-452-7545

Dale Easton Canadian Director Wawota, SK 306-577-7456

Glen Gabel Regina, SK 306-536-1927 Chad Hollinger Neudorf, SK 396-331-0302 Kim McLean Regina, SK 306-230-1681

Past President

Hillary Sauder Junior Director Hodgeville, SK 306-677-7542

Mike Howe Canadian Director Moose Jaw, SK 306-631-8779 Sheldon Kyle Canadian Director

Honourary President Larry Flicek Neilburg, SK

Brennan Schachtel Marshall, SK 306-821-2504 Jordan Sies Grayson, SK 306-728-1299


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

Fall 2019 Distributed to approximately 750 Angus Breeders’ and 2000+ Commercial Producers in Saskatchewan. 3 Issues per year Spring deadline - January 15 Summer deadline - May 15 Fall deadline - October 1 Page 4

Belinda Wagner, General Manager Ruth Watch, Office Assistant 2nd Floor, Canada Centre Building, Evraz Place, Regina, SK Phone 306-757-6133 Fax 306-525-5852 Office Hours - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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President’s Report ... Greetings. Each new season brings challenges. Starting with the six weeks from January t h r o u g h March where the mercury rarely broke -20, to an extremely dry spring for most of our province. We now have many areas with excess moisture causing extremely challenging harvesting conditions. Add a little snow and we’re reminded that winter is just around the corner. On the bright side, much of the concerns of cattle producers held early in the year with regards to summer pastures and winter feed have been alleviated. A number of Saskatchewan juniors attended Showdown in Barriere, BC. By all accounts it was a great event. Kudos to BC Angus and the junior board for a fantastic job. Thanks to the breeders that stepped up to supply extra cattle for the juniors from other provinces. Congratulations to Lexi Hicks of Mortlach, SK on being named our Canadian Junior Angus Ambassador. Lexi is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic member of our Angus community and will be an outstanding representative wherever she goes. Our summer highlight was once again a very successful tour, held this year in Central Saskatchewan. Saskatoon was the hub with our hosts Ward’s Red Angus, Wheeler’s Stock Farm, Blairs. Ag Cattle Co. and Wilbar Cattle Co., along with displays from many other area Angus breeders. The weather was ideal and the hospitality impeccable. Tour participants were also treated to a tour of the new University of Saskatchewan Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence near Clavet. They have the ability and mandate to do some Page 6

very unique and relevant research and will be an excellent resource for our industry. Thanks to our hosts and all who attended as well as our many sponsors. Feeder sale season is just around the corner. There have been some changes to the field services at the national level. It is more important than ever to support your customers and be present as they market their calves. Please contact the SAA or your field representative to find out how you can help fill in the gaps. Fall shows are quickly approaching. Our provincial Gold Show will again be held at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup and Canadian Western Agribition. Lloydminster will also host our provincial junior show. 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the S.A.A. To celebrate this milestone, the SAA will be hosting the Century Sweepstakes. It will be held December 12th in Saskatoon in conjunction with our provincially sponsored sale, The Masterpiece. Excitement is building as the members’ choice Champions, both red and black, will receive up to $50,000 each in prize money. Members will have the exclusive opportunity to select these champions and utilize these exceptional genetics in their breeding programs. We feel the highlight of this event will be the ability for breeders from across the country to showcase their program to a large audience without the time commitment or pressure of a traditional show. There are only 100 Sweepstakes memberships available, so get yours early. Call Sarah Buchanan, Mike Howe, Belinda Wagner, or Trent Liebreich for more details. Information is also available on our website at www.

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own board member, Kim McLean, with Saskatchewan Crop Insurance, explained numerous programs that provide value and security to the livestock and forage industry. Next, Bob Toner, our regional CAA Director of Business Development, gave a brief overview of the CAA data collection guide and some of the new evaluation initiatives. Following an excellent supper, participants were treated to Clinical Psychology Master’s student Cynthia Beck’s presentation “Breeding Wellness”. Cynthia, with her husband Wade and their children, are partners in Beck Farms, a seedstock, commercial cattle, and grain operation. Cynthia’s passion for family, agriculture, and mental health made for an entertaining and thought-provoking presentation. For anyone out there who would like to become more involved with SAA, please contact Belinda or any of the directors. We always need volunteers for events and functions. In closing, I’d like to remind all breeders to transfer the bulls you sold this season. It’s the only way your customers can access Angus Green Tags. The SAA has a new program to reward a couple commercial producers for using our Green Tags and the only way for your customers to be eligible is to transfer their purchases. Look for more details in this issue. Here’s wishing everyone a successful harvest and fall show and sale season. See you down the trail.

We held our fall board meeting in Regina on October 7 along with an entertaining and informative Breeder Session. Logan Williams from Co-Op Feeds spoke about winter feeding strategies and the importance of feed testing. Our very Angus Edge - Fall 2019

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2019 Purebred Breeder of the Year... BSE had brought the cattle business to its knees. While the expectations were lofty for the impact the Forever Lady cow would have on the program, it was far exceeded through extensive embryo transplant and is apparent today with the numerous females at work in the herd. Fast forward to the spring of 2008 when six sons of Forever Lady were headlining the bull sale including Eastondale Breakaway 34’07 who was purchased by Double F Cattle Co. for

$13,000. Breakaway not only bred well for the Feige’s but he was also successfully campaigned at the 2009 World Forum where he was Reserve Champion Futurity Bull and Reserve Champion Bull in the open show behind the legendary HF Tiger 5T. This was definitely a highlight for the Easton family and will certainly never be forgotten. Over the years Dale, Shelly and Erika have served on board for the Angus Association’s. In the 80’s Dale served a 6-year term on the Saskatchewan Angus board only to be replaced by Shelly when she served a 6-year term

as well. After Shelly retired Dale went back on to serve another 7-year term on the Saskatchewan Angus board until 2016 when he started a 3-year term on the Canadian Angus board. Erika served on the Saskatchewan Junior Angus board as well as the Canadian Junior Angus Board for six years including two years as president. Another highlight for Erika was winning the Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador award in Halifax, Nova Scotia in June 2010. This was a great experience as she was able to travel across Canada and to Denmark for the European Angus Forum. Erika participated in many Showdown’s including a family drive to Barrie, ON and a group trip to Salmon Arm, BC - showing her bred and owned cattle at many of the shows. This summer event became something the whole family looked forward to. Erika’s next big accomplishment was being the Captain on one of the three Canadian teams sent to the World Angus Forum in New Zealand in 2013. It was a great experience where new connections were made, new ways learned and many good times had. That experience ended with

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Erika’s team winning Reserve Champion team behind another Canadian team. Dale has been instrumental in board recruitment for both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Angus boards. He is an incredible role model for young board members and is always willing to do anything possible to help them succeed. A note from the Easton’s: We believe in and love our life with Angus cattle and the great people in this great breed. We honestly believe the more one gives to the breed the more will come back to you from the breed. We have made so many great life-long friends from breeding this great breed of cattle and the country they have taken us to from all across our nation and even other nations. It is a great honour to be recognized by your peers to win an award of this nature and one we truly value. Thank you to the people that nominated us and the Association for having this annual award. We hope our family can be apart of this great breed for many years to come. Dale, Shelly and Erika


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From The Director's Chair ... As winter is fast approaching I have started to look back at the last five years and some of the people and events that have helped us start to become established in the Angus breed. Our Angus journey began in the fall of 2014 with the purchase of eight purebred heifer calves. The herd has quickly grown to include 28 females in the breeding herd with another eight weaned heifers in the replacement pen. Time certainly has gone quickly with many lessons learned with many more to come. So what are some of the factors that I believe have helped us on this journey and could possibly help other new members in our breed? I see four key activities that have played important roles for us over the last five years. Mentors are important in any endeavor and we are lucky to be involved in Canada’s largest breed with many experienced and open participants. I have several lifelong close friends and many new ones that have been willing to offer their experience and advice to myself and the rest of the family on not only the Angus breed but the cattle industry as a whole. There are many things to learn when getting into purebred cattle and I have greatly appreciated the openness of many of the people I have met over the last few years to share their knowledge, perspective and experience. If you have experience please consider taking the time to help our new members become established, after all they are the future of our breed. This business is essentially a people business built on establishing long term relationships. Meeting new contacts should be a constant goal for every breeder. Our provincial summer tours are an excellent way to quickly meet new people

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and tour a great number of farms in a few days. I have taken the opportunity to attend the last three tours and have found them informative and have met many people I might not have met through other channels. If you haven’t had a chance to attend one of these events, I strongly recommend taking up the next opportunity. Our business is becoming more complex every day and for our breed to stay competitive it is important that we stay progressive and innovative. Breeder sessions hosted by your provincial association are great ways to stay current on the latest developments and improve your understanding and knowledge of new initiatives and opportunities facing our breed. These sessions are usually offered quarterly and rotate around the province. If you see one that interests you and are able to attend, please do, we would be happy to see you. The final activity in my list is our junior program. We were very lucky that our kids were exposed to and encouraged to join the Junior Angus program early in our cattle venture. This program is a fantastic way for the youth in our breed to develop cattle knowledge and leadership skills essential for their success in the future. If your children are inclined to developing their leadership skills this is an excellent opportunity that should not be ignored. The program allows them to meet other Junior Angus breeders from across the country and start developing lifelong friendships and contacts. If you have an interested junior and are not sure where to start, reach out to myself or any other director and we would be pleased to point you in the right direction. Our youth are our future and it is important for us to continue to promote their passion for Angus cattle. The fall show and sale season is just starting and I look forward to getting out as much as I can, seeing old friends and meeting many new ones. 

The Saskatchewan Angus Association will be sponsoring up to $2,000 worth of Angus Indicators (tags) for two Saskatchewan Angus commercial producers in 2020. Get your bulls transferred before November 15 to ensure your customers are eligible to win!

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From The Director's Chair ... Perspective….. It’s that time of the year again, the culmination of a year(s) of planning, investing, strategizing, the list goes on and on. It’s officially fall… well it sure has already felt that way the whole year in regards to the lack of summer we have had. More specifically its harvest time, whether you’re a grain farm, run cattle, or do both; it is a very hectic time of the year. However, it is also extremely rewarding. Whether your’re weaning calves from a new sire group, preg-checking a group of cows, watching your calves sell at the local auction mart, halter breaking calves for the show string, or covering the last of the silage pit; you slowly cross things off the list with excitement and pride at how things have developed throughout the year. The fall workload can be a grind as we battle mother nature to get as many tasks done before mighty winter sets in. There are many days it feels like you are adding more things to the work list than ticking them off. For myself harvest has always been my favourite time of the year. From spending hours on machines with my dad at a young age to sorting cattle at the community pastures; there were few tasks I didn’t enjoy. I always find it fascinating how a small seed sown in May; with the help of timely rain, can develop into a bountiful crop by September that can feed many mammals whether they have two or four legs. From the changing of leaf colours, bawling of weaned calves, smell of the harvest air; to a harvest moon all are things to behold. Fast forward to this year in the middle of the grind. We have had a different kind of year in our area and are very thankful for the moisture we have got and the feed supply heading into winter. However, we have lacked a lot of heat and things are substantially

by Brennan Schachtel behind. The weather forecaster offered their version of animal agriculture and weather forecasting. Bottomline, they somehow managed to aggravate 98% of farmers in western Canada with lack of education on both. To top that we are headed into an election year that has a lot of Western Canada on pins and needles on what it going to happen. Its pretty easy to turn on any type of news or social media and get discouraged. To say 2019 has been a normal year has been exaggerated and the stress can take a toll on many people. As stated earlier I really enjoy fall but after this past summer and with another string of wet weather ahead I was in a grouchy mood. We were grinding away on some wheat trying to get as much off before some white stuff started to fly. Luckily; I had my 3-year-old son entertaining me that evening. Just as the sun was setting, he pointed to the sky and said ‘dad look at those clouds, you should take a picture’. He was right; all skies colours were intertangled and it looked beautiful. I snapped up a picture quickly and showed him. It turned out great and within a matter of minutes that same exact view changed. It took a few minutes but I started to think about the meaning of that picture. That single moment really brought everything back into perspective. The moments that I spent growing up with my dad, were now his moments and I should be fortunate to teach him all the things I truly enjoy about agriculture. And to focus on the positive outlook, not the small details. It immediately brought a smile to my face and changed the focus back to having fun in fall and enjoying every moment of it. I felt this was the message I needed to share as often times we all get bogged down in tasks we are doing and it is easy to lose focus on the big picture. Farming is one of the most challenging jobs in the world but in my opinion one of the most rewarding. Lets all take time this busy fall to enjoy the little moments and all the work you put in the past season. From my crew to yours, hope you have a safe and happy harvest. 

SHOWING AT OUR GOLD SHOWS THIS FALL? MAKE SURE you check your animals for legible, proper tattoos. It is also required that all animals showing carry ANGUS Indicators (Angus RFID tags). Please get your tags ordered early AND we strongly suggest you bring a few extra along with you to the shows, as every year we have some animals that lose their tags on the trip to town. Note that we DO NOT have ANGUS tags for sale at the shows this year. Page 14

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Cull or Keep? ...Factors to Consider When Making Culling Decisions Cash flow. Bottom line. The prices producers get for cattle periodically drop, yet many expenses keep going up. When cattle prices are low, ranchers often cull harder, selling more cows or heifers to try to generate enough income to pay the bills, yet those culling decisions are crucial to the future of the cow herd. Are we using these decisions to help shape and improve the herd (to more readily take advantage of better prices when they go back up again, with better-performing cattle)? When making culling decisions, it is important to have a plan, to make the best decisions for your own operation. The plan should include pregnancy testing and closely evaluating every cow. Seedstock producers need to cull even harder than commercial cattlemen, to make sure that the animals they offer as breeding stock will be fertile and productive, to move commercial herds in the right direction for profitability. D r. B a r t L a r d n e r, (Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Saskatchewan) says it is important to keep good records on breeding females, to know which ones are getting bred in their first cycle and calving early in the calving season. You don’t want cows that breed late and come up open the next year. “The only reason a cow is on your ranch is to give you a calf every calendar year. If she’s not doing that, for whatever reason, she should be culled. Gestation is about 283 days plus or minus a few days, so you only have about 82 days after calving to get her bred again on time. It takes about 40 days for involution of the uterus and that leaves only 42 days for her to start to recycle and then get bred again, to give you a calf every 365 days. When you start allowing cows to be bred in their second or third cycle or later (depending on length of your breeding season), your calving period is extended and some cows are giving you a calf every 400 to 430 days. This costs you money in terms of potential pounds of calf to sell, and those cows may breed late again. So this would Page 20

be one reason to cull a cow, if she has a late calf,” he says.

if she puts people at risk. You can’t afford to keep that kind of cow.

“There are four benchmarks to look at in terms of what we consider the GOLD standard. GOLD is the acronym for growth, open, length, and death loss. Growth is a benchmark producers can look at; weaning weight is a percentage of dam weight and if a cow brings back 43% or more of her mature weight in saleable calf, that’s acceptable. If she’s bringing less than 43% of her own weight she may be a larger-framed cow that is eating too much for what she is giving you back,” explains Lardner. She has to pay for her keep.

“We want cows to be good mothers, but not overzealous to the point of being a safety risk. We also see some with lack of mothering--cows that simply abandon their calf or won’t let it suck. That’s another obvious reason to cull a cow,” says Lardner.

“Another thing all producers should think about is pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed to the bull. This would be calculated based on performance records. Culling

should be based on fertility (if the cow is open) and this can be ascertained by pregchecking. Some producers don’t bother to preg-check, saying that all the open ones will show up in the spring anyway, but you don’t want to spend money wintering a cow that isn’t going to give you a calf,” says Lardner. “In our herd here we look at a number of factors including feet and legs (we don’t want any issues in terms of lameness), udder structure and milking ability (a good sound udder with all four quarters functioning, and no teats too long or big for the newborn calf to get onto). We also look at disposition. We recently had an issue with a cow that had an aggressive attitude the last couple years at calving, and this year she took after our ranch manager. Her disposition has put her on the cull list,” he says. Even if a cow raises a good calf, it’s not worth keeping her

“We also keep records on any cows that have a vaginal prolapse in late pregnancy. They should be culled because they will do it again the next year. If it happens once you might be able to sew her up, but you want to get those cows out of your herd because it will be a continuing problem.” Producers should never keep a daughter from a cow that prolapses because this weakness is hereditary. It’s also important to select for cows that are good at converting forage. “You want a cow that will get out there on the range, raise a good calf and be fertile on a forage-based program. We want to limit costly inputs like concentrate supplements. Cows that can do well on native range and maintain good body condition are the ones you should keep replacement heifers from,” he says. “As a side note to fertility there is the issue of cows having twins. This past spring we had 10 sets of twins. Twins can be ok (additional calves, and something to foster onto any cow that loses a calf) but they can also be a challenge, with extra labor. Is having twins a reason to cull a cow?” This depends on the situation and your operation. If she mothers and raises both of them, that’s great, but often you’ll find one twin not doing as well, or a cow that only wants one and abandons the other. Culling actually starts with your heifer program, keeping a certain number of heifers but only keeping the ones that conceive in their first cycle. “The heifer calves that are born in the first cycle will generally be the Angus Edge - Fall 2019

By Heather Smith Thomas most productive, prolific cows throughout their lifetime. They will hopefully reach puberty sooner and conceive and raise a calf and have a long productive life (10 or more calves) in the herd. It boils down to what type of cow gives you that type of performance in terms of progeny, and repeatability,” he says. It pays to record information on each cow for every breeding season and calving season because this helps in making your culling

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decisions later. If a producer has a lot of cattle and doesn’t remember all the details about each individual cow, it pays to keep records. Notes from calving season could remind a person that a certain cow had a bad udder (such as big teats that the calf had a hard time getting onto without help) because her udder might not look that bad later in the year. Due to too much milk, or udder conformation, suckling might be a problem for her next calf, and her udder might get worse every year. These cows should not be

kept (due to the extra labor involved or the risk that her calf might not be able to suckle if she calves somewhere that no one would find her in time to help it) even though they might raise a big calf after a little help. “The bigger the herd, the bigger the challenge to keep good records, but it is so important. You need some way to look back and check on a certain cow’s performance,” says Lardner. This could be a tie-breaker on some of those culling decisions.

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The Buzz About Beef... By Natalie Jones Retail meat trends analyst urges cattlemen to join the conversation Connect with the changing food culture to keep beef at the center of more plates. That’s advice from Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics, who spoke at the late-August Feeding Quality Forum in Amarillo. “We can elevate the profile of beef from a health perspective, from a nutrition, from animal welfare, impact on the environment and everything else,” she said. Retailers, “key partners with the meat industry,” especially follow Roerink’s annual “Power of Meat” surveys. The latest noted 86% of Americans consider themselves “meat eaters.” Old news to the national media, however. “The biggest media debate right now is on plant-based eating,” she said. “To meat or not to meat.” Her annual survey identified minor diet categories of “flexitarian” (mostly plant-based with occasional meat) and the increasingly “hip” vegan. But headlines don’t reflect the trendlines, Roerink said. Meat sold at retail adds up to $90 billion, while plant-based alternatives linger below $1 billion. Meat sales would climb if younger shoppers gain kitchen confidence and begin to stock up. “One of our biggest issues in the meat industry is the fact that people’s refrigerators and freezers are empty,” she said. “We need to get people back to planning and being part of their inspiration to get meat into their fridge, on their weekly menus.” Consumers are uncomfortable shopping for meat and trying to prepare beef, so they only buy enough for one meal or a few days at a time. Generations Y (“millennials”) and Z rely on brands to add confidence, and Roerink says that’s an opportunity for premium leaders such as the Certified Angus Beef ® brand. “Where millennials have no knowledge base, they trust the brands that deliver,” she said. “And as for getting people to buy more beef more often, there’s no better trigger than a positive eating experience.” New technology helps the young shoppers who grew up with it, but everything is connected. Nutrition, emotional and physical wellness all ties back to food as consumers focus on wants versus needs, Roerink said. They look at product attributes, transparency and convenience. Page 24

“The instant pot and air fryer are helping millennials expand their culinary comfort zones,” she said, to prepare more beef items than just the few they’re buying now because of the variety they offer. “Working together as an industry, we can get in on the ground level of that new technology and really tie our beef items in with that as well,” Roerink said. Consumers doubt beef sustainability and production practices because “all they hear is everything we do wrong.” She said cattlemen still enjoy a high level of trust, however and need to “talk about all we do right,” and point out facts such as 99% of households consume meat. “Get active on social media and talk to people about how you raise your animals and how your family is involved, or invite your neighbors over for a tour of the ranch,” Roerink said, noting a transition from linear to circular food chains with more consumer input at every link. European retail meat trends often come to America 10 years later, she said. Across the Atlantic, plant-based items have their own section, earned from environmental benefit claims. Stores feature a wider variety of choices than in the U.S., but she said those trends are coming here. A meat specialist in The Netherlands told Roerink, “Trust me, I fought it as long as I could. But once that sign was in there I just couldn’t fight it any more…we realized that by embracing the fact that some people want a plant-based alternative, we actually did better in meat. My meat sales are actually up.” Barbecue suggestions include meat, fish and vegetarian. “Sometimes we have to keep an open mind in order to still be on the plate—even a blended item like a mushroom burger is still 75% beef—we can meet the consumer a little bit halfway,” she said, envisioning a future where “revenue is the reward for doing things right. And the right thing means looking at how society is changing, and changing with it.” Visit the information or to view all presentations. 



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NOTICE OF Saskatchewan Angus Association ANNUAL MEETING - 11 AM

Thursday, January 30th Saskatoon Inn, Saskatoon, SK Directors are required for three year terms for the Saskatchewan board. Nominating Committee... Sheldon Kyle 306.452.7545 Gord Roger 306.570.8454

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Out and About in Saskatchewan... Challenges. That seems to be the theme for 2019. I don’t believe anyone involved in the Ag sector has had a normal year. Weather, markets, world trade and pressure from outside interest groups all combine to add to the stress level and making your bottom line work. Another challenge that comes from this is how to promote/ market your program and product. What shows do I go to? How many head do I take out? Where do I spend my advertising dollars? Where/how do I get the most bang for my buck? These are questions that can only be answered by each individual based on their own situations. All I’m going to say is the best way to become invisible is to not be visible. If you try to slide along and do a last minute push before your event (sale), chances are you will be to late and lost in the shuffle. What ever venue you choose, show, trade shows, print media, social media or any combination of these, stay visible and accessible.

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by Bob Toner CAA Director of Business Development for SK/MB Another challenge at this time of year is selecting who stays and who goes as you move forward for your spring bull sales. We’ve all been guilty of having those ones that ‘look alright, maybe they’ll come along on feed”. Be diligent, be ruthless. Weights, conformation, disposition and whatever other tools you use (genomics, EPD’s, etc.) all must be considered. There are a lot of options out there for buyers and it is up to you as a breeder to put forward a product that will keep or grow your market share. One more challenge is staying connected with your customers. The fall sale run is starting. Now is the time to contact your customers, see how the calves turned out, or better yet, take the time to attend calf sales to see their calves sell and have a visit. I fully realize that everyone is busy and time is at a premium this fall but a simple call now, rather than in the spring when your trying to sell them another bull can make a big difference. I’ll be out to some feeders sales and shows this fall. Looking forward to touching base and having a chance to visit with you folks. See ya down the road. 

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Saskatchewan Angus Summer Tour... August 6 and 7, 2019 saw Angus enthusiasts from across the prairies gather at Saskatoon f o r t h e Saskatchewan A n g u s Association/ Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society Summer tour. Day one saw the buses depart the host hotel, Home Inn & Suites Stonebridge, just after lunch. The early afternoon was spent touring the University of Saskatchewan Livestock and Forage Center of Excellence (LFCE) at Clavet. The tour included going through their calving barn, handling facilities, some of the research they are doing on water salinity, different feed textured rations and a trip out to see some of the grass/legume pasture trials they are currently doing. If you have never been to this state-of-the-art facility - you should really try to get there. Not only is this a research facility but also a working ranch with an Angus based herd.

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

to Wilbar Cattle Co. and as at all the other stops, the cattle were displayed in big enough areas to get a good viewing - the quality did not disappoint. Along with Wilbar, Triple H, Triple L and HS Angus also had cattle on display. A great supper, refreshments and visiting put a wrap on the once again very successful tour. We’d like to thank all the breeders for taking the time to get their yards ready and gather cattle for this event. Also, the good folks who brought pen displays, our sponsors and everyone who took the time to come out. If you haven’t attended one of these tours, not only here but in different regions, take the time to do it! You wouldn’t be disappointed. 

We take them all sizes on the tour!

After we left LFCE it was a trip to Ward’s Red Angus. Clarke and Denise had a really nice set of cattle on display representing a good cross section of their program. Along with Wards’ cattle there were also pen displays from Rock Point, Maple Ridge, Double F, L-Dee, Rivendale and AJ Angus. Supper, refreshments and visiting followed in the new barn where Clarke and Denise will be hosting their bull sale in the spring. Day 2 started at Wheeler’s Stock Farm where Michael and Rhea had everything ready and the displays did not disappoint. After getting through the displays and having some refreshments it was on the road to Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. The Blair crew and Blairs West Land & Cattle had a good cross section of their programs on display, highlighted by ET calves and bred heifers. Next it was off

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100th Anniversary Cake

..if you weren’t there you missed out!

So much good food and hospitality. Thanks to our hosts and sponsors!

hosting a If you are interested in linda at the tour next year contact Be sociation Saskatchewan Angus As get the ball office at 306-757-6133 to rolling. Angus Edge - Fall 2019

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Message from your Canadian Angus CEO...

By Myles Immerkar

The Angus Brand 2019 has been a year of challenges on many fronts for the beef industry in Canada. Weather has been unpredictable in many parts of the country with early droughts in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. And when the rain came, for many it came in abundance creating challenges with harvest and haying this summer and fall. If it wasn’t the climate, there were external challenges from the consumer and the push for plant-based versions of beef and other misconceptions about the beef industry. We have seen many of our beef retailers embrace the plant-based burger options but we have also seen the consumption of beef continue to be strong. Our valued customers continue to be customers and appreciate the quality and eating experience of beef. I personally haven’t met a lover of our product that has gone to the dark side. Our customers continue to be our customers.

products. We need to continue to verify what we as ranchers have always known. I look forward to visiting with everyone down the road this fall. 

As I took this role with Canadian Angus, I was always aware of the scope and the strength of the Angus breed but it was only after taking this position that I was able to realize the power that the Angus brand has. In my travels this past year and discussions with many outside of the beef industry and totally removed from the agriculture sector, whether that be a doctor, lawyer, neighbour or the person next to me on the plane, if I mention the word Angus, they immediately recognize the brand and what that brand is known to stand for in quality regardless of their connection to agriculture, to the industry or if they ever been on a farm, they know what Angus is and what it stands for. The power of the Angus brand is real and an opportunity that we need to continue to leverage. As our industry continues to take on challenges, the Angus breed is poised to take on those challenges as well as any in the industry. Our diversity in our genetics, our commitment to leading-edge technologies, the passion of our breeders and the power and loyalty to our brand will ensure the longevity of the Angus breed. Facts are facts and they don’t cease to exist because they are overlooked. As an industry, we need to continue to tell our story and our commitment to excellence so we can continue to take on challenges from other industries and Page 38

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Credibility Counts If you were asked, ‘What is the foundation of leadership?’ What would you say? Often, a standard answer is communication. While we certainly understand how important communication is and how many challenges result from miscommunication or the lack thereof, communication is only one piece of the puzzle. Credibility is the foundation of leadership. If people do not believe in you as the messenger, they will not believe in the message you are trying to communicate. Simply, leaders must, ‘Do What You Say You Will Do.’ As you grow in your leading abilities, you will soon learn that doing what you say you will do is as crucial as what you say. What you say and what you do must be aligned — your words and deeds must be consistent. Lacking credibility means you may never be able to achieve what you aim to accomplish in your leadership role. You may never be able to get individuals or a team of individuals to follow you and advance your goals and vision if you lack credibility. If people don’t have trust in what you say, then what you are trying to achieve will not matter. Over the years, we have all been a member of a committee, when someone said they would take on a responsibility, only to drop the ball and leave the committee in a lurch. How did we feel? Did we want to support that individual the next time they agreed to full-fill a committee responsibility? Did their words align with their actions? As an employee, have you experienced a situation where the leader had higher expectations of you than what they represented themselves? Did you feel confident that the commitment and time you were devoting to your role was respected? Credible leaders know it is through their visible actions that their true commitment is demonstrated and respected. Leaders are observable, and their actions are noticeable. Leaders are commonly leading meetings, speaking at events, or providing a committee report to the board of directors or membership. On farms and ranches, leaders are giving oversight or instruction to accomplish the daily or seasonal Page 42

By B. Lynn Gordon tasks for the operation. Employees, volunteers, committee members, etc., are watching the actions of leaders. How a leader spends their time, what they take an interest in, what questions they ask, and how they speak to issues, topics, etc., gives followers a chance to measure the leader’s credibility. It also provides the leader the opportunity to demonstrate the principles/values they represent. As a leader, setting an example is your foundation to build credibility and trust. Without credibility, you may end up being a leader of one — yourself. Credibility is built when leaders show by example, how deeply committed they are to their values. However, if followers are unclear on your values, decision-making abilities, or what you represent, uncertainty and lack of support begins to build. For example, if you are serving as the committee chairperson, yet, you are consistently late for meetings or conference calls and often unprepared to discuss the agenda items, what message does this resonate across your committee? When you take on the responsibility of being a leader, people watch your every action. Here are some examples of how followers determine if someone is credible: 1) can they believe the person 2) does the person back up what they say with their actions 3) do they keep promises 4) do they walk the talk 5) are they accountable and loyal For instance, credible leaders don’t ask others to do something they wouldn’t be willing to do or have experienced themselves. The willingness to understand what is needed, the ability to develop solutions to the problems or situations or the desire to support an employee, or committee member demonstrates one’s actions speak louder than words. It all boils down to leaders deliver on what they promise whether their leadership role is on a ranch, in the boardroom or the community. In order to establish the level of credibility needed, you must be accountable for your actions. Followers do not owe allegiance to leaders— leaders earn it. As a leader, it is your role to demonstrate to others that you are the person they should want to follow. 

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Live and Learn I see all kinds. In my travels across the country I visit many ranches that have been in the same family for a century or at least several decades. I always enjoy hearing what prior generations of cattlemen have passed on to the current stewards. Challenging times usually teach many lessons, so there’s tried-and-true advice and even a few old wives’ tales thrown in for good measure. When it comes to a producer’s method of teaching, there are all kinds, too. There are the moms and dads who carefully show the steps in a process and explain why they’re doing it. The “hang on and follow along” types instruct by doing. We’ll call them the role models. For that group, “watch this” makes more of an impact than any dissertation on the goals for the day. Although I don’t witness a lot of hollering on a story trip, I do hear a few tales told in laughter later about the tense moments. For some, teaching comes fast and loud. There are the “figure it out for yourself” types who think giving an impressionable mind a problem to solve will solidify learning. It seems many producers can fit any of those classifications, depending on the scenario. Sometimes even the most patient find they don’t always have the luxury of explanation. If there’s a laboring mama-

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By Miranda Reiman to-be that needs help, they switch to “do as I do” mode. Between hurried, breathless commands and head nods, the student learns. My moments of “figure it out” were usually based on necessity. Growing up, I remember the first time the Bobcat wouldn’t start for afternoon chores and no one with more experience than I was around the farmyard just then. I thought I’d seen that battery charger used to jumpstart it before. I assessed the situation and did what seemed logical. Today, I’d Google such a predicament. Both are chances to learn by problem solving. There are all kinds. And no kind of teaching is the wrong kind…unless you’ve got people who need to learn and you’re not teaching them anything at all. Sadly, I see that, too. There was that time I asked a middle-aged rancher about his breeding decisions, and he urged me to talk to his elderly dad, because “he buys all the bulls.” Or when I talk marketing strategy and they say, “Oh, mom handles all that. I really don’t know.” I love it when everybody has their own area of expertise and can contribute to a farm or ranch business, but I also think it’s important to step back and make sure you’re imparting that knowledge

to the generation that’s going to take the reins someday. If you’ve got breeding goals, talk about it together or take that daughter or son along to the bull sale so they see you in action. Give them a sale book and some expected-progeny-difference targets, and have them circle their favorites. As you run cattle through the chute and sort for phenotype, note the reasons one female is a keep and another is cull. Ask for their opinions. If you’re trying to hit a certain marketing window or want to score repeat business, get them involved in making plans. If you’ve set your herd up to be super maternal or high grading (or hopefully both), this is your chance to see that legacy continue. Because someday all of your life’s work will likely be in the hands of that generation. Much of their fledgling or flying success will depend on how good you were as a teacher. Next time in Black Ink®, Nicole Erceg will discuss what you can’t do with an empty cup. 

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In Memory... Collin Sauder Collin Sauder of Windy Willows Farms, Hodgeville, SK passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019, at the age of 64 years. Collin is survived by his loving wife Michelle; daughter Whitney; son Gavin; daughter Hillary; and sister Deb (Bryan). Predeceased by his parents Arnold and Edna Sauder; and father and motherin-law Michael and Yolande Potapinski. Collin always loved cattle; specifically, Angus cattle. His first purchase of a purebred animal was in 1969 and he also became a Junior member of the CAA in 1969, later becoming a lifetime member. Collin was honoured to receive the CAA 50-year member recognition award last fall. He was a member and leader of the Ernfold 4-H Beef Club for several years and was very proud to show his first purebred Angus animal at the regional 4-H show at the Frontier Days in Swift Current. Collin was a member of the Swift Current Ag & Ex Committee and a Councillor for the RM of Lawtonia.

Collin served on both the Saskatchewan and Canadian Angus Association boards. As chair of the Breed Development Committee, he negotiated the first contract with ABRI of Australia for the move of Canadian herd book from CLRC to our own in-house system, which included both pedigree and performance databases. It was a milestone for our association. Collin was grateful for the many friendships he made as a result of his involvement in the Angus business. Angus cattle and the Windy Willows herd were a life-long passion and a way of life. A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m., at the Hodgeville Community Centre, Hodgeville, SK. Donations in memory of Collin may be made to the Hospitals of Regina Foundation for the Heart Function Clinic, Box 1697, 225-1874 Scarth Street, Regina, SK S4P 3C6, the Hodgeville Community Centre, Box 121, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0, or the Ernfold 4H Beef Club, Box 55, Hodgeville, SK S0H 2B0.

What Does The Change to Canadian Angus Board Policy on Parentage Verifica­tion Requirements Mean For You? The Canadian Angus policy on parentage verification now states: • All sires born on or before December 31, 2018 must have a DNA parentage profile on record with the Canadian Angus Association showing sire verification before their offspring can be registered. • All sires born on or after January l, 2019 must have a DNA parentage profile on record with the Canadian Angus Association showing parentage verification (to both sire and dam) before their offspring can be registered. • Sires being used for AI must be parentage verified (to both sire and dam) before they are granted AI approval status. We recommend that you have a DNA sample available for your females in case they have a great bull calf that ends up being a sire, either in your herd or another Canadian Angus mem­ber’s herd. Hair can be stored forever as long as it is well labelled and stored in a safe dry place. We have also worked with our lab to have other methods of DNA sampling available. Members can now use blood cards, hair cards, and tissue sampling units (TSUs). These are all available through our office. If you decide to use a bull (AI or naturally) please make sure that you submit a DNA sample for the bull and ensure that there is a DNA sample on both parents available as well so that the bull might be parent verified. If you need more information or have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at 1-888-571-3580. Angus Edge - Fall 2019

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L-R – Cecilie Fleming, CAF Chair, Chad Hollinger, Belinda Wagner, CAF Executive Director, Myles Immerkar, CAA CEO and Bob Hahn CAA President.

Congratulations to Chad Hollinger, Hollinger Land & Cattle, Lemberg, SK on being named the Canadian Angus Foundation Outstanding Young Angus Breeder for 2019! Chad was recognized at the Canadian Angus Convention in Drumheller in June. L-R – Myles Immerkar, CAA CEO, Cecilie Fleming, CAF Chair, Lexi Hicks, Belinda Wagner, CAF Executive Director and Bob Hahn CAA President.

Congratulations also go out to Lexi Hicks, Bluestone Stock Farm, Mortlach, SK on becoming the 2019 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Angus Ambassador. Lexi won the competition that includes an evaluation of Angus and Industry involvement, writing an essay, completing a quiz and interview as well as doing a speech to the Convention delegates. She will represent Angus youth over the next year at various events in Canada and internationally.

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Tyra Fox - President Lloydminster, SK - 780-871-2563 Hayden Elliot-Nelson - Vice-President St. Brieux, SK - 306-920-7053 Hillary Sauder - Secretary & Jr Director Hodgeville, SK - 306-677-7542 Directors at Large Baxter Blair McLean, SK - 306-699-7807 Morgan Davey Saskatoon, SK - 306-250-6891 Jessica Davey 306-230-7409 Saskatoon, SK Kodie Doetzel Lipton, SK - 306-331-0384 Reegan Frey Oxbox, SK - 306-485-6788 Alexis Frick Neudorf, SK - 306-730-9913 Rayel Kaczmar Grenfell, SK - 306-451-0075 Brianna Kimmel Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-3643 Carson Liebreich Radville, SK - 306-815-7226 Macy Liebreich Radville, SK - 306-869-6740 Allyson Tetzlaff Viscount, SK - 306-231-6968 Connor Tetzlaff Viscount, SK - 306-231-6904

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... Hello everyone, I hope everyone has had a great fall so far and that harvest went well. Crazy to think that show season is already here again and it will be calving season before we know it! The Saskatchewan juniors have had a great fall so far, we start things off with our junior show that takes place during the Lloydminster Stockade Round up. We are sure there will be a great turn out and lots of fun. I would like to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, judges and juniors for making this show possible. Our Saskatchewan Junior Angus annual meeting will be the Friday of Agribition, followed by our fun afternoon and pizza party. Be sure to attend our annual meeting as well as become a director at large on the board if you are interested, it is a great experience and really fun! The mixer afternoon is a great way to meet new juniors and hangout with your friends, also to get a break from stall duties and of course you get pizza at the end! There is also a Saskatchewan director position opening up on the Canadian Junior Angus board this January, if you are interested in learning more about becoming a director for the CJA or have any questions please let myself or Belinda Wagner know.

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for their support of this initiative and we encourage junior members to apply for all the scholarships and opportunities available to them when they have the chance. Moving into the new year, the first thing on the juniors list will be the CJA GOAL Conference. This year it will be in Calgary, Alberta over the family day weekend February 15-17. GOAL is great time for juniors to meet and hangout without cows around, juniors also get the opportunity to hear from great speakers about our industry as well as inspirational speakers. This year there will also be a trip to Angus Central and the Jubilations Dinner Theatre. Be sure to watch for more information coming about GOAL. The registration form and details on the travel bursaries available are included in this newsletter. Information can also be found on the Canadian Junior Angus website.

After GOAL, there is Showdown 2020 which will be in Brandon, Manitoba July 23-25. Showdown is a great place for juniors to meet up and meet new juniors from all over Canada. There are a number of events at Showdown for juniors to compete in from Art and Marketing to Conformation classes. Be sure to watch for more information on the Canadian Junior Angus website as well as watch for bursaries I would like to thank Running Steady available. There is also trucking Ranch and the Robertson family of assistance available for those who Lloydminster for their donation of are 1000 km + from Showdown. the scholarship heifer this year. She will sell via Dutch auction in the That is it for now! Please don’t Power and Perfection sale on the hesitate to contact me if you have Friday night of Agribition. There any questions about the upcoming are three scholarships awarded each events and I hope to see you down year to junior Angus members from the show road!  this fundraiser. Thanks to everyone Angus Edge - Fall 2019

THANK YOU... to these Sponsors of the

2019 Saskatchewan Junior Angus Gold Show Lloydminster, SK

Breed Creek Angus Bridgeway Livestock Carder Investments Ltd. Castlerock Marketing CMT Farms CNI Ranching Inc. Double F Cattle Co. Eldem Cattle Investments Family Ties Angus Fox Wakefield Freyburn Angus Farms G Mack Oilfield Services Ltd. GBT Angus Hollinger Land & Cattle

J&S Cattle Co. Justamere Farms Ltd. Little De Ranch Merit Cattle Company Morland Acres Cattle Co. MWC Investments Nielson Land & Cattle Running Steady Ranch Triple L Angus Twisted Sisters Livestock Vee Tee Feeders Ltd. Wagner Angus Willowview Angus Farm Windy Willows Farms

Attention Juniors!

You won’t want to miss out on these exciting events ...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - Attend the 2019 Canadian Western Agribition Junior Angus Pizza Party & Fun Day. We’re meeting at the SAA Booth at 3 pm for games and activities. Pizza will be served at 5 pm.

Notice of SJAA Annual General Meeting, Friday, November 29, 10:30 am, Canada Centre, Agribition, Regina, SK. Meet at the Angus booth. Planning for next year and Elections for the board - See you there!

February 15 - 17, 2020 - Win your way to the Canadian Junior Angus GOAL Conference to be held in Calgary,

AB. There will be workshops, keynote speakers and entertainment. All Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association members aged 15 and over are eligible to apply. Write an essay explaining why you should be selected to attend the conference and include your experience with the Angus industry and the SJAA and SAA may help you with your travel costs. Fax, mail or email your application to the Saskatchewan Angus Association by December 31, 2019 - no late applications will be accepted. There are a limited number of spots so don’t delay! The CAF and CJA also have Travel Bursuries for GOAL. See the following two pages for details.


The Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association offers Two $500 Scholarships each year. Deadline - November 15, 2019 Applications are available from the Saskatchewan Angus Office or get one off the website. Angus Edge - Fall 2019

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CJA 2020 GOAL Conference February 15 - 17 Holiday Inn & Suites Calgary Airport North

20 Freeport Place NE, Calgary, AB T3J 0T6 Hosted by Canadian Junior Angus

Name: ______________________________________________________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________ Birth Date: ______________________________________ CAA Membership #: __________________________ Province: _______________________________________ Postal Code: _______________________________ Phone: ______________________________ Fax: ____________________________ E-mail: _______________________________________________________ Jacket/Shirt Size: _______________

Rules: All participants must be 15 years of age and older or accompanied by a parent or guardian. No alcohol allowed at or during the conference. Fee: $125.00 Includes - Binder, deliverable, room (Saturday & Sunday), meals, all sessions and tours. Registration Deadline: January 10th Schedule: The conference will start Saturday afternoon and end after lunch Monday. A detailed agenda will be available on the web-site at later this fall. The Canadian Angus Foundation is sponsoring a draw for a $3000 voucher to purchase an Angus female. All you have to do is be at GOAL to be eligible to win! Also, CJA and CAF are sponsoring travel bursaries for twelve lucky juniors - check out the details on the web-site at or Forward Registration form with payment to: Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone (306) 757-6133 Fax (306) 525-5852 Email Page 56

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

292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2 Phone: (403) 571-3580 Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580 Fax: (403) 571-3599

“Having the opportunity to compete for the Foundation Legacy Scholarship was an incredibly unique and rewarding experience. The opportunity to connect with other people as passionate about the Angus breed and the future of our industry was really amazing, and it allowed me to challenge myself in areas where I was less experienced. The scholarship itself has helped immensely towards covering the costs of my education, and I will be forever grateful to the Foundation for the opportunities they provide.” - Chris Jermey, Ashern, MB

Complete application to include: 1. Cover sheet with name, contact information and CAA ID number. 2. Résumé to include but not limited to CJA involvement, community activities, school involvement and achievement, and leadership activities. 3. Current high school or secondary education transcript along with a current photo must be submitted. 4. Submit a 250-500 word essay on your educational program of choice and future career goals. 5. Selected winners will be required to submit proof of enrollment prior to receiving the scholarship.

Applicant qualifications: 1. Applicants must be a member of Canadian Junior Angus. 2. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the time of the application deadline. 3. Top five applicants selected must be present at GOAL for an interview and panel discussion. 4. All applications must be typed. No handwritten applications will be accepted. 5. Applications must be submitted by email to Belinda Wagner at with the subject line reading “Foundation Legacy Scholarship”. 6. Awards will be selected on the following scale: 25% application; 25% academic achievement; 25% personal interview; 25% moderated panel discussion performance.

To be considered for the award, complete and return this application to the Canadian Angus Foundation by January 5.

Awards totallng $11,000 will be presented to Canadian Junior Angus members, recognizing overall academic achievement, leadership and community involvement, and industry knowledge. Awards in the amount of $5,000, $3,000, $2,000 and $500 for the runners-up will be presented annually at the GOAL Conference.

The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical preservation and restoration. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association.

Awarded by the Canadian Angus Foundation

Foundation Legacy Scholarship

See you at GOAL Conference February 15-17, 2020 in Calgary, AB!

Applicant qualifications: 1. Applicants must be a member of Canadian Junior Angus. 2. All applicants must be 15 years of age or older or be accompanied by a parent or guardian during GOAL. 3. If awarded, applicant must attend that year’s GOAL Conference. 4. All applications must be typed. No handwritten applications will be accepted. 5. Applications must be submitted by email to Belinda Wagner at with the subject line reading “GOAL Travel Bursaries”. 6. A selection committee will evaluate applications. No interviews will be conducted. Recipients will be contacted one week following the deadline to make travel plans through Belinda Wagner. Complete application to include: 1. Cover sheet with name, contact information and CAA ID number. 2. Résumé to include but not limited to Angus involvement within the CJA, provincially and hands-on with cattle. 3. Submit answers to the following questions: • What do you hope to gain from attending GOAL? • What makes you a good candidate to attend GOAL? • Explain what you would return to the CAF and CJA for the ability to attend GOAL.

To be considered for the award, complete and return this application to the Canadian Angus Foundation by January 1, 2020. GOAL will be held February 15-17, 2020 in Calgary, AB.

“I was fortunate enough to have won a travel bursary through the Canadian Angus Foundation which helped to offset my travel to Ottawa, Ontario to attend my first GOAL conference. I was made aware of the travel bursary application by a fellow Junior and figured it would be worth the short time it took to complete! The application process was very easy and straightforward. The first step was to make a résumé of all your Angus involvement, and then answer a few short questions. When I got the phone call to find out that I had won one of the bursaries I was so excited and could not wait for GOAL conference to come! Winning this meant a lot to me. It truly shows how invested in Juniors the Canadian Angus Association and Canadian Angus Foundation are. The opportunity to attend GOAL allowed me to interact with Juniors that have the same interests as me. Also we got hear from top speakers regarding issues within the cattle industry, which allowed me to come home and share these issues with my family and to apply what I learned to our herd.” - Thank you, Riley Leeson

Eight Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) and four Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) GOAL Travel Bursaries will be awarded in the amount of up to $750 to ten deserving CJA members and two commercial Angus youth from anywhere in Canada. Bursaries must be used within the same year awarded to help off-set travel and registration costs for the GOAL Conference.

The Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference promotes leadership skills within the Angus breed. Junior members from all over the country attend this three-day event held in a different location each year. During the event, Juniors hear from nationally recognized speakers, participate in workshops designed to improve their leadership skills, get involved in teamwork activities, and develop beef and industry knowledge. Participants are also given the opportunity to network and socialize with fellow Junior Angus members.

Awarded by the Canadian Angus Foundation and Canadian Junior Angus

GOAL Travel Bursaries

2019 4-H Regional Winners

Ian Petterson, Estevan, SK Estevan Regional Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair

Rocco Perrot, Alameda, SK Alameda Regional Show & Sale Supreme Champion Female Reegan Frey, Oxbow, SK Alameda Regional Show & Sale Reserve Supreme Champion Female Lance McMillan, Carievale, SK Alameda Regional Show & Sale Grand Champion Steer Jake Granger, Storthoaks, SK Alameda Regional Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Steer Cody Cockburn, Mortlach, SK Moose Jaw Inter 4-H Show & Sale Overall Reserve Grand Champion Female Scott Keys, Earl Grey, SK Moose Jaw Inter 4-H Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Kaden Michelson, Ituna, SK Yorkton Regional 4-H Show & Sale Overall Grand Champion Heifer Jeff Lowe, Balcarres, SK Yorkton Regional 4-H Show & Sale Overall Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Carson Liebreich, Radville, SK Weyburn Regional 4-H Show & Sale Overall Grand Champion Female Brandy Fettes, Gladmar, SK Weyburn Regional 4-H Show & Sale Overall Reserve Grand Champion Female

Emma Lees, Arcola, SK Weyburn Regional 4-H Show & Sale Grand Champion Steer

Mia Mackie, Maple Creek, SK District 10 Regional Show & Sale Grand Champion Female Emma Brost, Tompkins, SK District 10 Regional Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Steer Eric Smith, Mankota, SK Swift Current Frontier Days Grand Champion Heifer Sienna Bohrson, Hanley, SK Prairieland Junior Ag. Showcase Grand Champion Female Jorja Fox, Lloydminster, SK Lloydminster 4-H Expo Overall Reserve Grand Champion Yearling Heifer Tyson Tuck, North Battleford, SK Spiritwood Regional 4-H Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Theron Jonasson, Big River, SK Spiritwood Regional 4-H Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Quinn Tallmadge, Meadow Lake, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Three Year Old Cow/Calf Pair McKaylah Himmelsbach, Goodsoil, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Grand Champion Heifer Cody Tallmadge, Meadow Lake, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Sage Pylot, Meadow Lake, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Grand Champion Steer

Jillian Burgess, Goodsoil, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Grand Champion Two-Year-Old Cow/Calf Pair Bailey Van Metre, Paradise Hill, SK St. Walburg Regional 4-H Show & Sale Grand Champion Yearling Heifer Drew Larre, St. Walburg, SK St. Walburg Regional 4-H Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Darby Meyer, Kerrobert, SK Kerrobert Regional 4-H Beef Show & Sale Overall Grand Champion Female Mackenzie Ronald, Meadow Lake, SK District 36 Beef Show & Sale Grand Champion Three Year Old Cow/ Calf Pair

The Saskatchewan Angus Association’s 4-H program in 2019 was pleased to present over 300 4-Hers with sunglasses for their Angus Project at Achievement days. We will again be offering awards to all 4-H members with an Angus Project in 2020.

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Congratulations & Well Done!!

Ian Petterson, Estevan, SK Estevan Regional Show & Sale Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair

Carson Liebreich, Radville, SK Weyburn Regional 4-H Show & Sale Overall Grand Champion Female

Sienna Bohrson, Hanley, SK Prairieland Junior Ag. Showcase Grand Champion Female

Three Lakes 4-H Beef Club

Alberta Bandits Achievement Day 2019

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Eric Smith, Mankota, SK Swift Current Frontier Days Grand Champion Heifer

Fairmede 4-H Beef Club

Spiritwood Regional 4-H Club

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Coming Events... Oct 30-Nov 2 Lloydminster Stockade Round-up, Lloydminster, SK .................. Oct 31 - Saskatchewan Junior Angus Show .................. Nov 1 - Saskatchewan Angus GOLD Shows Nov 6-9...... Yorkton Harvest Showdown, Yorkton, SK Nov 11-12.. U2 Ranch Dispersal, Lethbridge, AB Nov 15....... SJAA Scholarship Deadline Nov 16....... Northern Select Sale, Camrose, AB Nov 18....... Brooking Angus Ranch Online Sale, Radville, SK Nov 20....... Chittick Family Farms Production Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Nov 25-30.. Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK .................. Nov 26 - First Lady Classic .................. Nov 26 - President’s Classic .................. Nov 28 - Black and Red Angus GOLD Shows .................. Nov 29 - Commercial Cattle Show .................. Nov 29 - Junior Angus AGM & Social .................. Nov 29 - Power & Perfection Sale .................. Nov 30 - Junior Beef Extreme .................. Nov 30 - Bull Pen Alley Show .................. Nov 30 - Commercial Cattle Sale .................. Nov 30 - RBC Beef Supreme Challenge Nov 27....... Genetic Focus 2019 - Six Mile Ranch On-Line Sale, .................. Regina, SK Dec 2......... Range Royalty Commercial Bred Heifer Sale, .................. Swift Current, SK Dec 3 ........ Double P Angus Production Sale, Lloydminster, SK Dec 4......... Cudlobe Farms Angus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Dec 5......... Kary Family Farm Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Dec 7......... Peak Dot Ranch Bull Sale, Wood Mountain, SK Dec 7 ........ Keystone Klassic Angus Sale, Brandon, MB Dec 7......... The British Connection Bull Sale, Lethbridge, AB Dec 7......... Vikse Family Farm Dispersal, Stettler, AB Dec 7......... Crescent Creek Influence Commercial Heifer Sale, .................. Whitewood, SK Dec 8......... Females of Merit Sale, Radville, SK Dec 8......... Glennie Bros. Bull & Female Sale, Carnduff, SK

Dec 10....... Forsyth Ranch Mature Cowherd Sale, Herbert, SK Dec 12....... Saskatchewan Angus Century Sweepstakes, Saskatoon, SK Dec 12....... Masterpiece Angus Sale, Saskatoon, SK Dec 13....... Touch of Class Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK Dec 14....... Pride of the Prairies/Mulberry Mayhem Sale, Saskatoon, SK Dec 14....... Atlasta Angus Bull Sale, Sylvan Lake, AB Dec 15....... Windy Willows Farms Red Angus Dispersal and Black Angus .................. Mature Cow Dispersal, Swift Current, SK Dec 16....... Bar-H Land & Cattle Female Sale, Langenburg, SK Dec 16....... Border Butte Angus Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Dec 17....... Garnier Angus Dispersal, Lloydminster, SK Dec 17....... Select Genetics Female Sale, Herbert, SK Dec 19....... Form & Function Female Sale, Lloydminster, SK Dec 31....... Deadline for SJA GOAL Bursary Application Jan 1.......... Deadline for CJA/CAF 2020 GOAL Bursary Applications Jan 5.......... Deadline for CAF Foundation Legacy Scholarship .................. Applications Jan 10........ Deadline for 2020 GOAL Conference Registrations Jan 15........ Deadline for the Spring Issue of The Angus Edge Jan 28-30... Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference, Saskatoon, SK .................. Jan 30 - SAA 2020 AGM, Saskatoon, SK Feb 15-17.. CJA GOAL Conference, Calgary, AB Feb 17....... JPM Farms Bull Sale, Parkbeg, SK Feb 20....... Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Apr 1.......... Howe/Whitecap/Rosso Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Apr 1-2....... Kenray Ranch Online Bull Sale, Redvers, SK Apr 4.......... Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK Apr 15........ CAF Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Nomination .................. Deadline Apr 15........ CAF Junior Angus Stockman Nomination Deadline Apr 18........ Shortgrass Bull & Female Sale, Aneroid, SK Apr 30........ CAF Junior Ambassador Application Deadline Jun 11-14... Canadian Angus Convention, Moncton, NB Jul 23-25.... Showdown 2020, Brandon, MB

Saskatchewan Angus Association Breeder of the Year

Nominations will be received by mail and from the floor at the Annual Meeting. Nominations will then be posted and a vote taken at the Annual Meeting to determine the winner. The following is some general guidelines to keep in mind during the nominations and voting. The recipient should be a person(s) who: 1) represents and promotes Angus cattle in general, to the best of their ability; 2) produces quality cattle that meet market demands; 3) does a good overall job of contributing to the affairs of the Association. Please give due consideration to both small and large operators.

I wish to nominate: ______________________________________________ Name _________________________________________________ Address ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ Background Information _______________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________ Signature _________________________________________ Name ______________________________________________ Phone # ________________________ Address ____________________________________________ Email _________________________ Nominations will be accepted up to and during the 2020 Annual meeting - January 30, 2020. Page 60

Angus Edge - Fall 2019

Business Directory GRANT ROLSTON Box 1562 Vulcan, AB T0L 2B0


Phone: 403-593-2217

Canadian ANGUS Association


292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd. Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2

Index of Advertisers... Anderson Cattle Co........................................40 Atlasta Angus.................................................46 Bar H Land & Cattle Co...............................IFC Border Butte Angus........................................47 British Connection Bull Sale..........................45 Brooking Angus Ranch..................................35 Castlerock Marketing.....................................29 Crescent Creek Angus...................................34 Cudlobe Angus...............................................41 Double P Angus.............................................48 Dusty Rose Cattle Co....................................28 Form & Function Female Sale.......................23 Forsyth Ranch................................................11 Garnier Angus................................................25 Glennie Bros. Angus.....................................8,9 Howe Family Farm........................................BC Kary Family Farm...........................................49 Kenray Ranch................................................48

Keystone Klassic............................................43 JPM Farms ....................................................30 Masterpiece Angus Sale..................................3 Merit Cattle Co.............................................IBC Nordal Limousin & Angus..............................27 Northern Select Sale......................................49 OBI Livestock Ltd...........................................18 Peak Dot Ranch.............................................13 Pride of the Prairies/Mulberry Mayhem Sales...............................................26 Sandy Bar Ranch...........................................31 Select Genetics..............................................15 Six Mile Ranch Ltd.........................................22 Touch of Class Sale.......................................17 Vikse Family Farm.........................................44 Wilbar Cattle Co.............................................16 Windy Willows Farms.....................................19

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Come and see us at the Touch of Class Female Sale Friday, December 14th - Saskatoon, SK **Two beautiful Breds on offer** Including an embryo daughter of Red Howe Miss Annie 201Z

Mark your calendar for our 2020 BULL SALE Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at the Farm - Moose Jaw, SK

See you at the TAKES CENTURY SWEEPSsk December 12th - Sa atoon Stop by for a visit!


Son of Red Howe Miss Annie 201Z

Howe Family, #183 - 4th Ave. S.W., Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 (306) 691-5011 C: (306) 631-8779

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