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Official Publication of the Saskatchewan Angus Association

Spring 2015

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Bourhis Ranch - Kennedy, SK 2014 Commercial Producer of the Year Like all cattle producers, the Bourhis Ranch is excited about the turnaround in the cattle business that we are currently enjoying. With the ups and downs over the last three decades in the cattle business, sacrifice and perseverance have paid off for the Bourhis Ranch, a cow calf and backgrounder operation at Kennedy in South East Saskatchewan, and the 2014 Saskatchewan Angus Association Commercial Producer of the Year. With the purchase of a half section of land, Albert and Karen Bourhis started the operation in 1978. Albert continued operating heavy equipment and looking after the land and a small herd of cattle. Within a few years he was able to acquire another half section of land and slowly increase his cattle numbers. These were tough times for the young couple dealing with drought, frost, very high interest rates and a young family to provide for. Keith was the oldest, born in 1972 followed by two sisters Vivian and Shirley. Albert continued to operate heavy equipment part time until he retired in 2013 and Karen worked part time in the local Credit Union for several years.

After graduating from high school in 1990, Keith joined his parents in the small mixed farming operation and a gradual but steady expansion started. Keith was eager to expand the cattle operation which consisted at the time of half Angus cross cows and half exotic cross cows, using p r i m a r i l y e x o t i c Albert, Karen, Brynn, Karen, Connor and Keith Bourhis bulls. In 1992 Keith recieving their award from SAA President Mike Howe. took an artificial insemination course and implemented homegrown females were working an AI program. They had been out well, so focused on keeping their purchasing some replacement females own females with help from their AI to increase the herd but found that their program. Keith is passionate about Continued on page 6


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Saskatchewan Angus Association 2015 Board of Directors President

Directors

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

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

1st Vice-President

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

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

2nd Vice-President

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

Executive Director

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

Past President Dale Easton Wawota, SK 306-739-2805 eastondale.angus@sasktel.net

Shane Roger Junior Director Balgonie SK 306-533-3324 shane-17@hotmail.com

Chad Hollinger Neudorf, SK 396-331-0302 hollingerlandandcattle@hotmail.com David Johnson Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 daj@sasktel.net

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

Trent Liebreich Radville, SK 306-869-7207 tjlmerit@sasktel.net

Honourary President

Kristine Sauter Wawota, SK 306-739-2240 bridgewayfarms@rfnow.com

The Late Alvin Swenson Weyburn, SK

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

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Commercial Producer of the Year... continued from cover breeding cattle and loves studying “the numbers” but says “I still have a lot to learn.” Using AI allowed them to experiment with different breeds, as well as many different bloodlines within a breed. In the end they were always most impressed with the Angus influence. They usually AI’ed the top end cows in May and had the AI cows

and heifers calving in February. Keith said “We had limited barn space and we needed vigorous calves and darn good mothers to make things work with limited facilities and the Angus cows seemed to rise above the rest.” In 2002 the father/son team decided to move to a later calving date to save spending more money on new facilities. “We are fortunate to be blessed with some nice, natural parkland shelter” says Albert. Once again the Angus cows seemed to thrive in a “range calving” situation and the later calving date has been a positive change. Because of the later calving date and larger numbers we have moved away from the AI program. We now focus on bull selection, making sure that our long list of criteria are met, in which maternal strengths are a high priority. Today the Bourhis’ own and operate a 400 cow/calf operation. They breed 450 head of commercial Black Angus cattle and own 2000 acres of land and rent another 4500 acres. Approximately 1400 of those acres are used for crops, and the remaining 5100 acres are used for pasture and hay. Page 6

Keith and Albert start calving in the beginning of April with the heifers first and the cows starting about 10 days later. They have a roughly 65 day calving period as they try to be very diligent about pulling the bulls after three cycles. “We are cattlemen first and are not afraid to stop the combine for a day and gather bulls.” Usually by the beginning of June the calves are all processed and branded and moved to pasture. The calves are all tagged with “Angus tags” as “There are only positive effects to using Angus tags, it validates our product.” Typically the Bourhis’ background most of their calves but do sell a few in the fall. Weaning usually takes place in mid to late November and the steers are usually backgrounded until February. In 2010 the Bourhis’ teamed up with their friends and neighbors, Taylor Enterprises, and sold 82 of their top end steers directly to an Alberta feedlot. The results were very rewarding and they have been successfully marketing their steers that way ever since. It took a lot of work to get a solid group of uniform steers that can be marketed in pot load lots. The data they receive back has been excellent. “The carcass quality, feed conversion, and A.D.G. exceeded our expectations.” One thing they have learned is that a pot load of quality Angus steers is an easy thing to sell! “A large percentage of our steers qualified as Certified Angus Beef which adds value to our cattle.” They have also sold females privately and consigned bred females at local sales. Each year the Bourhis’ still sell some bred females.

The entire bull battery at the Bourhis R a n c h is Black A n g u s . They try to purchase as many bulls as they can locally so they can follow the herd and select bulls from good working cows. Keith likes to have a good look at a bull’s mother before making a purchase. Their bull selection criteria is somewhat different than most. “We prefer to avoid high birth weights and high birth weight EPDs. Calving ease is important.” They also prefer moderate framed cattle that maintain their flesh easily. “I can be a bit of teat and udder perfectionist too” Keith says with a laugh. "A lot of people question the fact that we are breeding Angus on Angus cattle. I understand that crossbreeding is scientifically proven. However we don’t feel like our weights have suffered. We all sell our cattle by the pound and we like money too! We focus on fresh bloodlines within the breed and really think we are benefitting from the uniformity of one breed. If we were crossbreeding we wouldn’t have enough

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neighbor Bob Brickley spent 19 days with Bud at classes and one on one time.

cattle to make uniform potloads, unless we sourced our females.” Low stress cattle management is a big part of the day to day operation on the

ranch. Keith took a keen interest in Bud Williams in the early 1990s, and over the years Keith and his good friend and

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They are caught up in the hectic but wholesome ranching lifestyle and make it clear they wouldn’t want it any other way! Keith’s family is the next generation that is involved in the family farm. Keith’s wife Karen works as a lab and x-ray tech in nearby Wawota and enjoys helping out on the ranch as much as she can. Their two children Connor (17) and Brynn (15) are also involved and help out whenever they can since they both have their own small herd. Connor is in grade 12 and is an avid outdoorsman loving hunting and guns, and enjoys playing hockey. Brynn is in grade 9 and enjoys volleyball and figure skating. She also enjoys coaching Canskate in the Kennedy Skating Club. When they have any spare time both kids have colts they are training. Keith and Karen are involved in the local rink and school as both have been on the local

school community council and have been president of the rink and skating club. Karen enjoys playing volleyball in the local ladies league. Keith always enjoyed playing hockey and is now enjoying coaching his son. The Bourhis family would like to thank the Saskatchewan Angus Association for recognizing their operation. Congratulations to Bourhis Ranch on receiving this award!♦

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President’s Report ... I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who made the effort to attend our 2015 Saskatchewan Angus Annual G e n e r a l Meeting January 23. While it is a very busy time of year, it was great to see those of you who came out. The following is the review of the 2014 year that we reported on at the meeting. I was unable to attend the Peak Dot Sale due to a date conflict, but I would like to congratulate the Moneo family for being the 2014 Purebred Breeder of the Year. I think they are a very deserving family of this award and Belinda and director Corinne Gibson were able to make this presentation to them. We had a meeting in April to discuss regular association business and put the finishing touches on our new breeder directory as well as prepare for the Canadian Annual Meetings. This year we had the pleasure of hosting the 2014 Canadian Angus Association Convention in Moose Jaw. It was a great event with extremely informative tour stops and intriguing speakers for the Rancher Endorsed Day. The meetings were very productive and was well attended by Saskatchewan members. It came to a close with a very fun and entertaining banquet to complete the great event. A huge thank you goes out to all those who dedicated time and efforts into pulling off an incredible event and a huge thank you goes out to Belinda, our Association Manager, for all her tireless efforts put into the Convention. We held our annual tour at the Speedy Creek in the southwest part of the province, near Swift Current, where a Page 8

great group of breeders put on two days with a jam packed schedule and a great set of cattle to be seen both days. The Thursday night was ended by a great hospitable banquet were we had time to visit with fellow breeders and even have a dance if the desire struck you. There were displays of some great cattle on the grounds of those that could not be a part of the tour. A huge thank you goes out to all the people who put on the tour. It was a very fun event and it helps to bring breeders together to socialize. We tried something different this year for our Gold & Junior Show. We held our show this year in the fall at Lloydminster’s Stockade Roundup where we had a great turn out of cattle and it went over very well. Bob Toner made our 2014 Heritage Award presentations to the Demmans family of Meadow Lake and the McNinch family of Mervin. Our 2015 Gold Show will also be held at this same event in Lloydminster, in conjunction with the 2015 National Show. We had another meeting in October for regular association business and to finalize plans for Agribition where we hosted the National Angus Show. The cattle numbers were up slightly from last year and we were able to see an incredible set of cattle throughout the entire show which was very well attended, with a very good crowd on both sides of the ring. For the National Show we tried some new things, one of which was having a supper after the show with exhibitors, spectators and commercial breeders all attending. It went over very well. I would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and exhibitors for truly making Agribition a great event. I had the pleasure of presenting the award for the Commercial Producer of the Year to the Bourhis family in the break between the females and the bulls and we are featuring them in this issue of ‘The Edge’ newsletter.

by Mike Howe

Finally, Doreen Selody was unable to attend Agribition so she had asked if her family could be presented with their Honorary Saskatchewan President awards at our sale. I had the pleasure of making this presentation to the very deserving Todd family before our female sale in December. Our annual meeting was relatively well attended and there weren’t any major issues/items that arose, mostly just routine business was taken care of. The new Canadian Angus fee structure was a very hot topic discussed, arising from the Canadian Angus report. There was a great deal of friendly discussion over the changes and the Canadian reps said they would take a lot of our suggestions back to the board. Our provincial association is in very good financial shape and we are constantly looking for new ideas from membership for projects they would like us to undertake. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the new board members joining our group; Glen Gabel, Chad Hollinger and Trent Liebreich. I would also like to thank our out going directors Bob Toner and Jenna Loveridge. Lastly, I would like to thank the membership for allowing me the opportunity to represent you throughout the year and I look forward to serving another year as your president.♦

Thanks to everyone who submitted their photos for our photo context last fall! Congratulations to our winner Tania Brownell of Redvers, SK. Tania chose a complimentary ad in this issue of 'The Edge' as her prize - check it out on page 54. Angus Edge - Spring 2015


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From The Director's Chair ... As I sit down to write this article I am in the hotel during the Bull Congress at Ag Days in Brandon, Manitoba. I can’t help but notice the change in people’s attitude with the cattle markets. Just a few years ago people were sitting around the coffee shops talking about the neighbor who took a cull cow into the local auction mart and received a bill in the mail because the expenses were more than the gross. Now those same cattleman are arguing over who is getting more money for their calves. This is a great time to be involved in the cattle industry! I have been hearing some rumblings as of late about the rate increase from the Canadian Angus Association. My

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reply to these people has been; “if you don’t like what’s going on than get involved”. I am involved in a lot of different organizations and I find that way too often people like to complain about the direction that their boards are heading, but these same people never want to step up to the plate and become a board member. These organizations don’t run without people on the boards. These people donate a lot of time and effort to try and run the organization the best and most economical way possible. I have been on the Saskatchewan Angus Association board for multiple terms now and it has been a very educational and fun time. I would like to think that I, like other board members have brought any issues we have heard from SAA members forward during board meetings. I also know how hard it can be to recruit new board members. I firmly believe that every person should take

By Jason Frey

their turn sitting on a board. It gives you an entirely different outlook on the way organizations operate. I hope you are enjoying the beautiful warm weather we are currently having. Happy calving and remember if you are one of those people who find yourself constantly questioning or complaining about an organization, volunteer some time, get on the board, and find out what it’s all about.♦

The Year Letter for 2015 is 'C'

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New Director Profile - Glen Gabel... I was raised on a mixed farming operation at Crane Valley, which is located south of Moose Jaw, where I was active in the local 4-H club showing in the beef and light horse divisions. My parents had a commercial cattle herd along with grain farming.

well. I’m sure you will find the experience very rewarding. I believe in promoting and preserving the integrity of the Angus breed as well as supporting our youth as they are not only the future of the Angus industry but the agriculture industry as well. I am excited to be a newly elected board member for the Saskatchewan Angus

By Glen Gabel Association and look forward to working with the other directors on the board. As well, I look forward to being a voice for you, all the members of the Saskatchewan Angus Association and welcome your calls or emails at any time. Hope everyone’s calving is going great. Until next time take care out there.♦

I moved to the Regina area in 1975 where I worked with Poole Construction and later SaskTel. I retired from SaskTel in August 2007. I showed registered quarter horses throughout Canada and part of the USA for approximately twenty years. I was elected a National Director to the American Quarter Horse Association in Amarillo, Texas representing Saskatchewan in 1996 and to date I am still a Director at Large. During my tenure with AQHA I have served on many national committees including the chairperson of the AQHA show and contest committee. In addition I served as president of the Saskatchewan Quarter Horse Association for five years. In 2008 I purchased my first purebred Angus cattle to add to my small commercial herd. Since then I have grown the purebreds to a modest size (35 cows). I am a member of the Triple A Bull sale group and manage a purebred Black Angus female sale in the fall called the Harvest Classic. I have shown Black Angus at the Canadian Western Agribition for the past four years and enjoyed the camaraderie and meeting new people. I attended the Canadian Angus Convention in Moose Jaw in 2014. I found the seminars and speakers to be very informative and interesting. I especially enjoyed the farm and feedlot tours. I plan on attending the convention in Calgary from June 3-7, 2015 and would encourage others to do so as Page 12

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New Director Profile - Trent Liebreich... Greetings, I’ve been asked to introduce myself as one of your new Saskatchewan directors. I’m Trent Liebreich of Merit Cattle Co. at Radville. My wife, Janelle and our children Macy, Garrett, and Carson, are all an integral part of our operation. We annually breed around 200 registered Angus females. We are committed to raising seedstock that will have a positive impact on the commercial cattle industry. Our breeding program focuses on function and soundness, with performance, doability on forage, and eye appeal. We are conscious of the fact that although most of our customer’s cattle are sold ‘by the pound’, they are still bought ‘by the eye’. Merit utilizes the best genetics we can buy or raise to move our program and those of our customers forward. We have been hosting an annual bull sale since 1994. In 2014 we moved our sale from the farm to Moose Jaw, where we partnered with Ward Cockburn, who raises and markets some great Red Angus and Simmental bulls. Our children are active and keep us all very busy with both sports and livestock interests. Our eldest, Macy, is a member of the Weyburn Southern Range Gold Wings team that won the 2014 National Female Midget Championship. We almost had a

Mark Your Calendars!

trifecta, as Carson’s PeeWee team won Provincial D, and Garrett’s Bantam team lost in overtime in their Provincial final. It was their prompting that lead us back to exhibiting cattle at many junior shows, and ultimately Agribition. I was informed that the shorter the article I wrote, the larger my picture was going to be! That said, I feel obliged to give a little history of my industry involvement and our operation. I was born and raised north of Yorkton between the booming metropolises of Springside and Ebenezer. My parents had a mixed farm with generally non-descript cattle. My dad ran a trenching business and my mother was a homemaker and substitute teacher. I was involved in 4-H and developed a passion for the cattle industry. I received a Diploma in Agriculture from the U of S Vocational Agriculture program. It was there where I established many lifelong friendships, both with classmates, and their circle of industry contacts. Neil Carruthers, Bob Toner, Vern Sparrow, and many others, along with their families, were instrumental in shaping my future in the Angus business. In 1984, while in college, I purchased my first registered Angus females at the Masterpiece sale. After college, I spent much of my time clipping and fitting show and sale cattle across western Canada, always looking for quality cattle to add to the operation. The herd was named Poplar Ridge Cattle Co. It grew slowly with purchases

from various consignment and production sales as my budget would allow. In 1992, I married Janelle Carles, of Radville. She shared my passion for the industry, and a year later, we moved to Radville and joined our herd with her parents, Emile and Sandra’s E-Cee Stock Farms registered Charolais operation. The new partnership was named Merit Cattle Co. We raised both Charolais and Angus seedstock, focusing on serving the commercial bull market. On the Angus side, in 1993 we were a founding partner in the Fall Finale Sale, where we continued our involvement until 2005. The Charolais herd was dispersed in the fall of 2009, and in 2011 we purchased their remaining registered Angus females. Emile and Sandra replaced their registered herd with 350 commercial Angus based cows and breed them Charolais for May-June calving. I have previously served on the Saskatchewan Angus board in the early ‘90’s. I have also served as a committee member for both the Canadian Angus and Charolais Associations. Janelle and I have been 4-H leaders and I am currently president of our local minor hockey association. I would like to thank Dale and Kristine of the nominating committee for considering me for this post. I look forward to serving our association and the entire membership.♦ Editors Note - watch the summer issue of "The Edge" for a profile on our 3rd new director Chad Hollinger of Neudorf, SK.

for the Saskatchewan Angus

Gold & Junior Show

The shows will be held in conjunction with the 2015 Stockade Roundup

which is also the 2015 NATIONAL ANGUS SHOW N o v e m b e r 5 - 7 - L l o y d m i n s t e r, S K

2012 - 2015 born Gold Show entries will qualify for Gold Show points and be counted for show grants ONLY if they are identified with an Angus RFID tag. Stay tuned for more information in the summer issue of “The Angus Edge” or contact Saskatchewan Angus office at 306-757-6133 Email: office@saskatchewanangus.com Page 14

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Lead with your bulls

By Steve Suther, Director of Industry Information, Certified Angus Beef LLC

Does it pay to target commercial calves for the premium quality beef market? At Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), we get that question a lot. Now that all calves are worth so much more than they were a few years ago, what difference does it make if we aim for quality, or not? In the short run, it probably doesn’t matter a great deal, but it makes sense to get in position for the long run now, when you can afford to. Several U.S. producers have discovered that stacking generations of aboveaverage marbling genetics can build commercial herds capable of producing 30% Prime or better, often at $200 per head premiums. When you sell bulls this year, they may bring half-again or even twice what they did a couple of years ago. Of course you try to put yourself in the buyer’s boots. They trust you. They study the numbers ahead of the purchase and try to make sure the bulls will improve their herd. You earn that trust not by “people skills” alone, but through leadership and foresight that anticipates demand in light of genetic research and the latest selection tools. You stand behind your bulls and your customers know that.

What more can you do? Read the signals that say it’s time to join in the market trend toward higher quality beef, and lead your customers there with bulls that are above breed average in marbling, while balanced and strong in other economically important traits. You have already read the research reviews, so you know there are no negative correlations, no price to pay in terms of functionality. All you do is add marbling as you build the best genetics for the next generation. You and your customers may be somewhat disconnected from the “grid marketing” world in which more and more feedlots sell finished cattle to Canadian packers, especially if they sell calves at weaning. But with the rise of information technology, buyers increasingly keep track of sources. They know where the high-grading cattle are and they will come back to bid more next year.

Cattle feeders want uniformly predictable growth and grade, so one emerging area of customer service is to become proactive in building relationships with feedlots, channeling feedback to your bull buyers and helping them cull from the bottom end as they build on the best. A typical pen of cattle has $1,000 difference in value from top to bottom these days, but the most valued strings of cattle cut that in half. You’re fortunate to be producing a breed of cattle that can literally do it all, even without cross breeding, although many customers will continue that practice for several good reasons. Recent discussions in the U.S. have concluded there are legitimate reasons for choosing to maintain a product-focused straightbred Angus program, just as there are for crossbreeding. The key is that either approach must follow a plan from start to finish.♦

Want to learn more about CAB and the beef

we produce?

and Certified Angus Beef at the 2015 tion ocia Ass us Ang n adia Can the join to n Pla The Saskatchewan Angus Association Carcass 101 Course in Olds, AB, June 8-10. RS! Send us a paragraph or two on has already booked a spot that could be YOU you could win your way there! why you would like to attend Carcass 101 and

entry to Deadline to apply is March 31 - email your office@saskatchewanangus.com -757-6133 Contact the SAA for more information at 306

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Where Are They Now? The Freys of Oxbow, SK Jason, Greg, Miranda and Lucas, children of George and Annamae Frey of Freyburn Farms were active members of the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association growing up. Greg and Miranda held positions on the board as well and Miranda also spent two years on the Canadian Junior Angus Association board, one year as Secretary. They loved being a part of the SJAA and CJAA events, particularly the Gold Shows. They gained both show experience and life training skills from their participation. However, they all agree that the most valuable part of their experiences as juniors were the people they met and the friendships they formed along the way. Jason continues to farm on the family farm and is the Service Manager at Nelson Motors i n O x b o w. He and his wife, Melissa (Morrow), have a daughter; Reegan (11), and two sons; Dylan (9) and Joran (6). Their children are carrying on the tradition as members of the SJAA and Alameda 4-H Beef Club. Jason is the General Leader of the Alameda 4-H Beef Club as well as President of the District 41 4-H Council. He is also a director on the Saskatchewan A n g u s Association board. Greg lives in Edam and is a Location Manager and B u s i n e s s

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By Miranda (Frey) Fisher

Agronomist at Cavalier Agrow in Meota. He and his wife, Cheri (Griffin), have two daughters; Leah (6) and Faith (4), and a son; Theron (2). They are expecting their fourth child in May. They keep busy with a small grain farm as well. Miranda lives south of Chaplin with her husband, Kyle Fisher. They grain farm and have started a small commercial herd with Angus influence. Miranda is a teacher in the Prairie South School Division but is taking time off to raise their daughter, Kamryn (7 months). Lucas continues to farm on the family farm and operates his own electrical business. He and his wife, Kayla (Ariss), live north of Oxbow. He has a son, Kenyan (7). They also have a daughter, Jade (22 months) and are expecting a son in February. George and Annamae still live on the farm and Annamae also works as a Health Care Aide at the Moose Mountain Lodge in Carlyle. Special thanks to them for hauling the kids around and making their Junior Angus involvement possible! They continue to help out with the growing list of chores whenever they can. Freyburn Farms are currently calving out 250 cows. The Freyburn Angus Farms 2015 Family Tradition Bull and Female Sale is March 23.♌ Editor's Note: We are featuring past Junior Angus directors and members in "The Angus Edge". We hope you enjoy reading about "Where they are now" and welcome suggestions for other article topics.

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NESSET LAKE ANGUS & ISLAND-HILL ANGUS invites you to the 10th Annual

Bowerman Bros. & Nesset Lake Angus Bull Sale Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. At Meadow Lake Livestock Sales

Island Hill Final Answer 4B

Nesset Lake Payweight 55B

Nesset Lake Sequal 8B

Nesset Lake Cedar Ridge 40B

Nesset Lake Aberdeen 2B

Nesset Lake Powder River 63B

Sires:

•HF Sequal 40Y •Cole Creek Cedar Ridge 1V •Thomas Powder River •Basin Payweight 107S •LT Driven 9087 •Nesset Lake Final Answer 84Y

•Nesset Lake Pioneer 143X •Nesset Lake Final Answer 90Z •Nesset Lake Pacesetter 20Y •GBT Forte 861U •Nesset Lake Tiger 26Z •HF Eltigre 216Z

More pictures can be seen on our Facebook page : Nesset Lake Angus Page 22

Ivan & Julie Demmans Phone: 306-236-6058 Cell: 306-236-8086

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Red Angus Bull Sale

with guest Edwards Angus

March 14, 2015 - 1:30 PM

at the farm, Balgonie, SK

Staunch son

Offering...

Red Angus 32 Yearling Red Angus • 1 - 2 Year Old ck Angus 1 Red Angus Herd Sire • 11 Yearling Bla Also Selling All Semen and Tank KJG 80B DOB: Mar 31 2014

Real Deal son

Staunch son

KJG 43B DOB: Feb 13 2014 KJG 75B DOB: Mar 21 2014

STAUNCH and many of his sons sell Pioneer son Harvestor son

EDAN 175B DOB: Feb 6 2014

Edwards Angus

Laird Edwards • Craik, SK Cell: 306-567-7456 Hm: 306-734-2624 Page 26

EDAN 277B DOB: Jan 1 2014

Kuntz Farms

306-771-2600 Clint’s Cell: 306-536-6838 Jack’s Cell: 306-535-1606 kuntzfarm@sasktel.net

4.5 miles east of Balgonie on Hwy #1

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T R N A N E C K O H R B

RED BRYLOR SEQUOIA 212X Selling progeny

at the Equinox Bull Sale Weyburn, SK March 16th - 1 PM

Other bulls represented... Red Six Mile Integrity 241Y & Red T-K Poncho 11W

RED BJR HI HO 916 RED BJR HIGH CAPACITY 008 OSF MAF RED JRA JAMES 904 Sire: RED UBAR SEQUOIA 202 OSF RED FCC RAMBO 502 OSF RED FORSTER COPPRQUEEN 7168 OSF RED MISS FORSTER CPRTOP 591 OSF SSS BLACK TREND 13B (RC) RED BRYLOR NEW TREND 22D OSF MAF RED MEADOW CK MISS SEAMAN 31A Dam: RED XXX LAKME 70M MAF OSF RED BUF CRK HOBO 1961 OSF MAF RED FINE LINE LAKME 21J RED FINE LINE LAKME 44E

T RANCH N E K O R B

Shawn & Laura Tessier ~ Weyburn, SK Home: 842-4367 Cell: 861-7702/861-1728

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7th Annual

T BAR K Ranch Bull Sale At the ranch April 9, 2015 2 PM

25 yearling & Two-Year Old Hereford Bulls 30 yearling Red Angus Bulls 20 Two Year Old Red Angus Bulls

Red T-K Ground Pounder 78B

Red T-K Sand Hill 80B

Born March 11, 2014 • BW: 84 lbs WW: 774 lbs

Red Jensen Cactus 2Z

Born March 11, 2014 • BW: 91 lbs WW: 835 lbs

Red T-Bar-K 125Y Daytona 20B

Outstanding New Herd Sire First Sons are featured in our Bull Sale Cactus's pedigree offers a different twist. Big time herd bull, super thick, deep sided and soft made, great footed. On his first calf crop, Cactus has bred as good as any bull we have used. He sired easy doing, soft made, full of muscle, big time performance offspring with tons of hair. The two sons pictured above are big time herd bull prospects. Ten other sons sell!

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Born March 25, 2014 • BW: 89 lbs WW: 772 lbs Reserve Bull Calf Champion at Agribition

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Reserve Champion Red Angus Bull 2014 Manitoba Livestock Expo

Selling...

20 Yearling Red Angus 1 - 2 Year old Red Angus 8 - 2 yr old Charolais 30 Yearling Charolais

Many Sons Sell!!

Red WILBAR COLOSSUS 830Z Your visit and inquiries are most welcome

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Purebred Black Angus & Commercial Cattle

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Around the Farm...

Thank you to all the bidders and buyers at the Keystone Klassic (Brandon). A special thanks to HBH Farms for the purchase of Midnight Oil 37B, and Tobacco Creek Cattle Co. for the purchase of Midnight Oil 3B.

Stephen & Tania Brownell & Family Box 685 Redvers, SK S0C 2H0 Cell: 306-452-7680 (Steve), 306-452-7681 (Tania) Home: 306-452-6098

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The Spring Breeding Season Breeding season is just around the corner for producers whose cows calved in the spring, and it is never too late to start planning. Improvement of next year’s calf crop is dependent upon the breeding decisions you are about to make. Males account for approximately 90 percent of the gene pool, contributing more to the genetic makeup of a herd in one breeding season than a cow contributes in her lifetime. Selecting genetically superior sires is the fastest approach to herd improvement and ultimately bottom line profitability. For those of you who already a have a bull in place, remember that breeding success depends on the reproductive health of both the cow and the bull. However, because a bull is expected to service various numbers of cows, the potential fertility of the bull is much more important than determining the fertility of any individual cow. It is

By Bryan Kutz, University of Arkansas Extension

consequently essential to evaluate bulls every year before breeding starts because the fertility of a bull can vary from year to year. The breeding soundness exam should be performed 30 to 60 days before the start of breeding season. It is important to allow sufficient time to replace questionable bulls. This time allotment will also allow for enough time for stressed animals to recover and be tested again before the beginning of the breeding season. Not every bull will fit your production scenario. Resources and goals are different for each cow-calf operation. Nonetheless, sire selection should target an acceptable combination of traits that complement the strengths and weaknesses of the cow herd and match markets. Ask questions that pertain to your particular production situation. What

are your target markets? Are you selling all calves at weaning? If so, what color does that market value the most? Are you planning to background your calves and send them through the feedlot? Are you going to retain replacement heifers? Are you breeding both heifers and cows? What are your available labor and forage resources? Answers to these questions will aid you in determining the selection efforts you may want to apply towards economically important traits such as growth, carcass traits and possible maternal performance. Feet and leg soundness, libido, disposition, scrotal size, sheath, frame size, composition, breed type and horn presence or absence are also important traits for consideration. While one may apply more pressure on one or two traits, remember to strike a balance among various traits and avoid Continued on page 60

We are Excited Once Again to be Consigning to the Following Sales...

Triple A Bull Sale

Monday April 6th, 2015 ~ 1 PM Moose Jaw Auction Mart

Cattleman’s Classic Bull Sale

Saturday April 4th, 2015 Virden, Manitoba

Nu-Horizon Replica 316A High Seller in the 2014 Triple A sale to Harvest Angus, Prince George, BC - $7500

Bulls Also For Sale by Private Treaty

Nu-Horizon Sky High 310A

Sold in last year’s Cattleman’s Classic sale to E.Y. Ranch, Oak Lake, Manitoba for $5000

Thank You to the buyers and bidders who Keystone Klassic supported us in our female sales this past fall. CSI Angus, Emerald Park, SK Frontline Female Sale WRAZ Red Angus, Wawota, SK Raw Angus Ranch, Swift Current, SK Angus Valley Farm, Manitou, MB Leon O Roy, Moose Jaw, SK Kerry, Diane & Katherine Laycraft, Moose Jaw, SK Touch of Class Storebo Farm, Beechy, SK Northern View Angus, Duff, SK Howe Red Angus, Moose Jaw, SK Midnight Oil Land & Livestock, Redvers, SK Page 58

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MARCH 12, 2015 1 PM

Spring Creek Ranch Moosomin, SK

Simmentals Angus and Simm/Angus

RRAR 12B RRAR UPWARD 35Z X HF TIGER 5T

RRAR 14B SOO LINE MOTIVE X FINAL ANSWER

LCF 49B RED LAZY MC CC DETOUR 2W X RED RRAR LOLLIPOP 14W

MBJ 804B

LCF 4B

MBJ 100B

RED TER-RON FULL BLAST 120T X RED RRAR TEDDY 5Z

SC ALL IN 155Y X LINE DRIVE

SC ANCHORMAN 82Z X SC RED TANK 57P

~ 150 Bulls On Offer - Most Homo Polled ~

Enhance your purchase with our Customer Care Programs - Check them out online!

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

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Red Rose Angus

Brian McCarthy & Family

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The Spring Breeding Season... extremes. Base the type of sire selected on the purpose of your breeding plan. Along with adept visual appraisal of an animal, the use of genetic selection with expected progeny differences (EPD) can be an extremely valuable tool. EPD’s provide predictions of the expected performance of the calves sired by a bull compared to the expected performance of calves sired by another bull. EPD’s are the best predictors of the genetic perfor mance of an individual animal, and they are available for a growing number of economically relevant traits. Breeds are different and make available a wide variety of EPD’s; however, most breeds have basic EPD’s, such as birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight and milk. A large number of breeds have implemented the use of selection indices. These are based on multiple traits weighted for economic importance, heritability and genetic

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associations among traits. A selection index may provide a balanced selection approach when selecting for more than one trait at a time. Beef cattle selection should be based on many factors. The knowledge gathered from your production needs and concerns is invaluable in your sire selection endeavor. The more information used in this process, the fewer surprises you will have for generations to come. It is important to use both performance information and visual appraisal in choosing a sire that suits you and your production goals. They should complement each other. A balanced approach to sire selection focusing on multiple economically important traits can go a long way towards herd genetic improvement. Nonetheless, without a proper breeding soundness exam (BSE), these decisions

may not matter. Remember that a bull is only as good as his semen. A cow is responsible for half the genetic material in only one calf each year, while the bull is responsible for half the genetic material in 20 to 50 calves. The bull’s ability to locate cows in estrus and breed them is clearly vital to any successful breeding program.♦ Re-printed with permission from the Drovers Cattle Network.

The Saskatchewan Angus Association is very pleased to announce that there will once again be a Saskatchewan Angus Summer Tour. Our hosts in the Melville area haven't quite finalized the dates but early August is what is being discussed. Watch for details in the Summer Edge and on our web-site and facebook page.

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East Central Bull Power 2015

Tuesday, March 17th Yorkton, SK

We are offering Red & Black Angus bulls, plus 1 exciting opportunity...

“A pick out of our replacement heifer pen sired by any of our walking sires”

Yorkton Harvest Showdown Champions 2014...

Choose from daughters of Red JJL Final Design 50Y... ...or choose a Red U6 He sired the Champion Pen of Angus Tagged Heifer Calves Odyssey 65Z daughter and Reserve Champion Pen of Futurity Heifer Calves Sisters were Champion Pen of (this Pen of 3 are the only exclusion from the pick, so they Angus Tagged Bred Heifers can return to compete as Bred Heifers next year) and Reserve Champion Pen of Futurity Bred Heifers ...or choose a RED WRAZ COLEMAN 44Z or a RED COCKBURN RIBEYE 426W daughter

HE SELLS!

Red U6 Journey 13B - a Final Design 50Y son

(or if you prefer a Black heifer, we’ll add a SANDY BAR OT 16X heifer to the pick!)

Bid online at www.dlms.ca HE SELLS! Red U6 Coalminer 63B - a Coleman son

HE SELLS!

HE SELLS!

Red U6 Remedy 90B - a Ribeye son

U6 Barnwood 67B - a 16X son

We don’t let females go often, but when we do - they work!

Red U6 Minola 49X - Black Wheel Odyssey 117U daughter

Red U6 Audrey 82W - Red U6 Shotgun 18T daughter

Both are producing at Six Mile Ranch

Red U6 Lady 6M 63S - Red U6 Twenty X 29P daughter. Working at Wilbar Cattle Co.

*The same cow families are represented in the heifer pen*

U6 LIVESTOCK Wynyard, SK

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Red U6 Hesston 14Z daughter In-dam purchase by Andrew Odden, SD. 14Z sold to Howe Red Angus in East Central Bull Power 2013

Garnet & Shirley Yewsiuk • 306-554-COWS(2697) Evan & Brittany • 306-554-8708 Eric & Erin • 306-560-7085

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18th Annual Triple A Sale

Consigning 7 Yearling Black Angus Bulls Monday, April 6th Johnstone Auction Mart 4 miles west of Moose Jaw, SK

2nd Annual Hi Low Angus Online Auction

Selling 15 Yearling & 3 Two Year Old Black Angus Bulls March 30 - April 1, 2015

Open House - Monday, March 30th, 2 pm - 5 pm

at Hi Low Angus - 1 mile west and 1 mile south of Disley, SK

Cattle In Motion - www.cattleinmotion.com

We look forward to seeing you! Sires of bulls for sale: ~ Hi Low Tiger 12Y

(co-owned with Dale and Joanne Sigurdson)

~ Hi Low Tiger 1X

(co-owned with Kath and Cliff Folk)

Purebred Angus Since 1980

AI Sires: • Basin Excitement (Genex) • Whitestone Armando (Genex) • Wills Role Model (Genex) • SAV Final Answer (Genex) Angus Edge - Spring 2015

hilowangus@sasktel.net Lumsden, SK

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BURNETT ANGUS

Bull & Female Sale  Saturday April 4, 2015 at 1:00 pm Heartland Livestock Swift Current, SK 

Ask about our Bull Finance Program!

50 + Yearling & 2 Year Old Black Angus Bulls Specializing in low birth weights, thickness & depth performance tested, rated and indexed, leptin tested Sired by: Shipwheel Chinook, Cole Creek Black Cedar, OCC Missing Link, Crowfoot Fred, Glanworth Waigroup, Fahren, Windy, Sooline Motive, Fort Walsh 002

Guest Consignors: G & J Livestock, Ty Schwan, Greg Gillis

For catalogues and further information contact: Bryce Burnett (306) 773-7065 or Wyatt (306) 750-7822 Toll Free: 1-800-929-COWS (2097) email: wburnett@xplornet.ca website: www.bryceburnett.com Angus Edge - Spring 2015

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X R A R B A R N U C H O F Consigning to the

BRANDING THE BEST BULL SALE Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 1:30 PM Spiritwood Stockyards

ON OFFER...

60

Black & Red Angus Bulls

30

Charolais Bulls

SIRES INCLUDE: JUNIOR SIRES: Sheidaghan Alaskan 123Z DMM Roar 16X Four Bar X Ambush 10A MacNab Tiger 21X 86Z Four Bar X Oak Star 41Z South Shadow Upward 139A

FOUR BAR X RANCH Kevin Anderson H: 306.883.2406 C: 306.883.7335

Medstead, SK

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Canadian Angus Association

292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd • Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2 Toll Free:1-888-571-3580 • Phone: 403-571-3580 Fax:403-571-3599 • Email:cdnangus@cdnangus.ca www.cdnangus.ca

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 Happy New Year Canadian Angus Association members! And welcome to the best year in beef cattle industry history! To prepare for this ‘best year’ and what we believe will be a number of ensuing strong years, your CAA Board of Directors has brainstormed and approved a new plan for our future. We couldn’t be more excited about our collective future, but first, let’s review the year that was 2014 with a list of the highlights of your CAA. Prior to reviewing our highpoints, however, I apologize to you for our most significant challenge of the past year, the worst situation we've experienced in recent memory: issues with services regarding genetic testing, primarily the achievement of parentage verification. It was a complete disaster for too long as we continually found ourselves failing you in the provision of this essential service. It was because of this failure to adequately serve that the Board of Directors decided in June to postpone implementation of the new Parentage Verification policy for one year affecting sires (who will sire registered offspring) born on or after January 1st, 2015... moved now to 2016. There is a 'bright side' however; we worked through the performance issues and successfully transitioned to Delta Genomics as your new DNA technology provider. I can and will never be able to say this enough nor with adequate emphasis: THANK YOU for your patience and understanding through the better part of 2014. So now... the Top 10 CAA Highlights of 2014: 10) As a member and industry educational and networking opportunity, our initiative with Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLP, Carcass 101, has been a goal for a number of years now. We offered the first intake last June and are satisfied and inspired by the outcome and evaluations. Accordingly, we will be offering an enhanced Carcass 101 again this year. 9) Last February 1st we commenced mortgage payments on your new national headquarters. We budgeted for it and were confident we could afford these payments without impacting our monthly cash flow. I am so proud to be able to say that, at the end of this first year of an additional $22,185.17 payment each month, your CAA managed the new expense without taking from reserves or a single dollar from our line-of-credit. Although the cost-benefit of an office complex as a fixed asset was my first task upon starting my employment with the CAA on Canada Day, 2011, as an (agricultural) economist by education, being able to implement the projections with no shock or surprise is a definite highlight of 2014. 8) In early 2014 we started offering EPD-blending which gives us daily updates based on submitted data for every animal in the CAA Herd Book. We heard your input that two or three evaluations each year were not current enough, particularly when our friends in the American Angus Association have a weekly update. Our new 'in house' capabilities to generate not only daily EPDs but genomically-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) assure our members' information is truly current, even 'cutting edge' based on TODAY'S data. We continue to enhance how we offer Member Services to and for you and are always excited to 'make real' your suggestions leading to greater efficiency or ease for you and your fellow CAA members. 7) I include this every year, but here it is once again... the 2014 National Convention. One notable difference this year, and a real highlight, was the number of "Young Breeders" in attendance as well as the number of honoured guests we were able to fete. Please note that our 2015 National Convention is in Calgary and we desperately hope to see you there! 6) Undertaking the Female Longevity and Sustainability Project, with unprecedented support from Provincial Associations and the Canadian Angus Foundation. This project comes about as from member input for the need to assure structural correctness through the creation of objective standards in hoof, leg, udder and teat phenotype and their heritable genetic predictor. We completed the initial phase of this project and are looking at various grant and partnership opportunities for the genetic testing phase. We will be working on this project for years yet, and are so proud when we can take requests and feedback from the membership and work towards the creation of new member value based on your ideas. 5) The continued success of the Foundation's "Building the Legacy" sale, which broke $120,000 in donations this year; who thought just 2½ years ago that we'd triple the donation from the I to III sale?! The generosity of our members continues to humble and amaze me and we owe such a debt of gratitude to all the donors of semen, embryos, experiences, goods and services. Of course, we need to 'tip our hats' to those who donate a 'Pick of the Heifer Calf Crop' each year like Wilbar Cattle Page 80

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Co., South View Ranch and Young Dale Angus who join the esteemed ranks with past donor LLB Angus. These folks INSPIRE us and we joyfully and respectfully recognize their contribution to the future of our breed. 4) In September, 2013, CAA Director Corinne Gibson demanded that we improve turnaround time on member work submitted by mail, fax, e-mail and drop-ins. Your CAA’s traditional backlog in July, August, September and October was in the 20-30 day range, or 4-6 weeks behind when the work first arrived. At Corinne's urging, I pledged a turnaround time to the Board of Directors that was vastly less than we'd achieved historically and, in fact, even less than our standard '10 working days', or two weeks, for most of the year. With one exception, we met my stated objective. Save for our delays and challenges due to parentage testing, I am so very proud of the reduced turnaround time that our Member Service Team has provided with top shelf service. When we surveyed your Customer Satisfaction last fall, you rated an 87.3% ‘Satisfied’ result and I am very proud of this level. Knowing that 10% indicated our customer service must be better, we will spend the next year working to better serve you and also increase the number of 'Highly Satisfied' members. As a secondary highlight, 69.1% of the CAA membership supports the new Parentage Verification policy becoming effective for sires from which purebred calves will be registered and who are born on or after January 1st, 2016. It is always good when democracy works; it does when 'the people' speak. You spoke and your preference has been shared with the Board of Directors for their current and future reference and information. 3) In February, we debuted our CAA Communications Strategy, including a new member communication platform. In the Member Renewal / Winter/Spring Calving Inventory packages mailed to every member of the CAA last January, we asked each member what your communication preferences are. We have been tabulating these results throughout the year and updating every member file with this important... and required... information (annually subject to your review and update on your CAA Member Details form e-mailed or mailed to you). We dubbed 2014 our "Year of Member Communications", and the year culminated in the launch of AC-TV last month, which has been viewed over 700 times in the last month. For those of you who do not use computers, tablets or smart phones (about 20% of our membership), you were mailed your own DVD copy of the inaugural AC-TV in January. We fully realize that a complete transition to electronic communications does not satisfy the needs of a number of our members and that is why we have your preferences determined; so we can reach you in one of your Top 3 preferences for being communicating with. 2) Prices for all classes of beef cattle, from feeder calves to bred females, across both commercial and purebred sectors. We are in a period of record prices with more revenue than a Canadian cattleman has ever sold their fats, calves, culls, bred cows and heifers and bulls for! Nothing is more rewarding than the positivity emanating from you and the rest of our CAA membership. There is merit to believing that we see "all good things to those who wait"! Producers have been waiting a long time to get rewarded for their hard work and top quality cattle... and that reward is here now, and, based on the analysis of my fellow agricultural economists, is expected to remain for some time to come... like, YEARS! 1) Creation of the next 5-year CAA Business Plan, entitled "Enhanced Member Services: Building Our Future...Yes We Can!" I am so proud of our CAA Board of Directors for their foresight, strength and generative thinking leading to this new 'roadmap' for our business operations for the years 2015-2019. There is much to come and much more we look to you and your fellow members to provide input toward and regarding. This Business Plan relies heavily on cooperation and collaboration with the membership so please get involved when you see the opportunity to do so. So those are our highlights for 2014. What do we most look forward to in 2015? Well, here is a start to the list... a) Enacting the Board's Ownership Linkage / CAA generational consultation plan for 2015 per the new Business Plan; b) Re-launching our website in early 2015 and excited to have it better reflect the needs of our membership; c) World Angus Secretariat in Durango, Chihuahua and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico next October; d) Continued strength and excitement in our cattle business with prices that allow cattlemen to not only realize profit but consider expansion or creative means of succession. On behalf of your CAA, may 2015 bring you peace and prosperity! Sincerely,

Rob Smith, CEO

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Enhanced Member Services: Building Our Future... Yes We Can!

Please consider this notification of the Updated Fee Schedule that became effective on January 1st, 2015. In the event you have not received this notification before now, please accept the following information regarding the background of this action. Through this past fall, your CAA Board of Directors focused on long-term sustainability of Canada's Angus breed and your Association. Through many brainstorming workshops with CAA Board, staff members and Regional Association key leaders and representatives, as well as in consultation with focus groups made up of CAA members, the CAA has many ideas and plans to assist with the growth and development of Angus in Canada and for you, the CAA member. The barrier to implementing almost all of these ideas and plans is a lack of resources, all of which trace back to finances. The Board wanted to consider the existing Fee Schedule as a potential source of new revenue with the following conditions in mind: • • • • •

Your CAA must still have the lowest registration fee in Canada; Your CAA membership must be competitively priced compared to all other Canadian beef breed associations; All services and associated fees would be considered in comparison to other associations and within the history of the Canadian Angus Association; Any change to fees must result in both measurable immediate and long term benefits to CAA member value; 2015 CAA expense is budgeted for and will be held to within 10% of 2014 actual value.

The key objective of your CAA through this exercise was to secure optimal current member value as well as prepare for the future as an association to assure that the competitive advantage of Angus cattle and cattlemen is preserved. This work ultimately resulted in the Board decision to embark on the program entitled: Enhanced Member Services: Building Our Future... Yes We Can! The Board recognizes there is a cost to offering innovative and diversified services and realizes that fees which haven't been updated since the 1980's will unfortunately hamper progress in and impede evolution to providing service to our members. The basic registration fee of $15 has existed dating back to at least 1989. While your CAA is very proud of having been able to hold this fee for 25+ years, given the increased 'cost of doing business' at every level, the decision to raise this $15 fee to $20 was made. Further, please be reassured that the Board made the decision to enhance member services now for two reasons: 1) It is imperative that planning and action today assure the CAA's future security; and 2) There has been no time IN HISTORY like right now to introduce such a program to Canada's Angus Association membership based on the financial strength of our sector. The Board considered a fee schedule change two years ago and rejected it at that time because they didn't feel the membership could afford it. They feel now is the time to move and assure our future because the membership can much better afford it. Immediately, you will experience the following Enhanced Member Services: • Maximum two (2)-day turnaround on electronically-submitted work (that does not generate a ‘Request For Information’); • Maximum five (5)-day turnaround on all other submitted work (that does not generate a ‘Request For Information’); • An additional thirty (30)-days added onto the lowest Transfer fee for fastest completion of transactions; • New programs and tools offered to assist members with Marketing and Succession planning and implementation; Page 82

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A fee discount for members who are part of the Canadian Angus Performance Program (CAPP); Diversified choices in management ear tags and associated herd management products; Access to 'cutting edge', innovative member communication; A nationally-based, comprehensive examination of membership objectives through a generational consultation process with representative CAA members facilitated by the Board and staff, assisting the Board with their goal of member engagement, or 'ownership linkage'.

In the longer term, you will experience the following Enhanced Member Services: • More accurate EPDs as well as new selection tools based on the growth of CAPP; • Increased sustainable investment in not only Member Services, but in Field Services, Regional Associations, Breed Development and Commercial & Industry Engagement; • More effective risk management through the enrichment of our current financial reserve level; • Flexibility for the Board to exercise greater discretion in creating member value. A key consideration for the Board is the potential concern that any Fee Schedule Update will be impacted by the construction of our national headquarters this is not the case. We have emerged from 2014 with a full year of mortgage payments on the new national office and no reserves have been utilized to pay this year’s annual operating cost. Your CAA is currently self-sufficient which is why, given the exciting plans and objectives of your CAA that, in order to pay for such, revenue must be generated. So please understand that, as a member of the CAA, you are paying to build the future, not paying in the future for a building. Here are benefits for you resulting from the Enhanced Member Services: Building Our Future... Yes We Can! program: Embryo Donor Dam Approval Donor dams must be approved to register progeny regardless if the owner of the calf owned the dam at the time of the flush or not, streamlining paperwork on calves resulting from embryo transfer and especially those resulting from purchased embryos. Females that have a flush recorded at the office have been automatically approved and such approval is permanent. To be 'Donor Dam Approved', a female needs to: • be parentage verified; • have all current owners of the dam sign the Application for Donor Dam Approval form and pay the fee of $100; • tested if there is a known carrier of any genetic condition within 2 generations of her pedigree (for which there is a DNA test available). Artificial Insemination-Approved Sires Bulls will now need to meet these requirements to be 'AI Approved': • DNA tested and sire verified (sires, born on or after January 1st, 2016, of purebred progeny will need to be parent - sire and dam - verified); • tested if there is a known carrier of any genetic condition within 2 generations of his pedigree (for which there is a DNA test available); • One current owner of the bull sign the Application for A.I. Approval form and pay the fee of $100; • On the application form the owner will designate the bull as either ‘Owner's Use Only’ or ‘Public Access’. If they choose ‘Public Access’ then anyone who meets all other registration eligibility will be able to register progeny from him, or exactly like how we have treated A.I.-approved bulls in the past. If designated as ‘Owner's Use Only’ then only listed owners of the bull have the right to register progeny. An owner can designate other breeders who are not listed as an owner authorization to register progeny similar to a Sire Authorization Form on a walking bull. • All bulls which have previously been approved for A.I. use will remain so. Full versions of the updated Official Regulations governing both of these approval processes are available by contacting the CAA. New Services: BVD Testing – Not available before now, we have regular requests for this test and are now able to offer it with a hair sample. Sale Package – additional administrative and marketing value for your own production or consignment sale. Export Package – comprehensive service to assure registration of your animals in another Angus Secretariat country. To access the forms listed above for any new or existing services, or if you have questions about the Enhanced Member Service program, please contact your CAA. In 2015, as in each year we have existed in our 110 year history, our 100% goal is to serve you. Angus Edge - Spring 2015

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CANADIAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION FEE SCHEDULE Effective January 1, 2015 - Prices do not include GST

Annual Membership Annual Membership: Young Breeders (aged 22-31) Junior Membership Annual Activity Fee (for life members only) Registration – Birth to 4 months: CAPP Members Registration – Birth to 4 months: non-CAPP Members Registration – 4 to 7 months: CAPP Members Registration – 4 to 7 months: non-CAPP Members Registration – 7 to 12 months: CAPP Members Registration – 7 to 12 months: non-CAPP Members Registration – 12+ months: CAPP Members Registration – 12+ months: non-CAPP Members Calves registered online within six months of age: CAPP Members Calves registered online within six months of age: non-CAPP Members Weaning Weight processing charge Weaning Weight late processing charge (Weights submitted after the animal is one year of age) Canadian Angus Performance Program (CAPP) Annual Membership Fee Canadian Angus Performance Program (CAPP) Reinstatement Fee Animal Transfers < 90 days after sale: CAPP Member Animal Transfers < 90 days after sale: non-CAPP Member Animal Transfers > 90 days after sale: CAPP Member Animal Transfers > 90 days after sale: non-CAPP Member Non Financial Transfers (1 – 49 transfers submitted at one time) Non Financial Transfers (50+ submitted at one time) DNA request - Parentage Test DNA request - Female Permanent Genotyping DNA request – Parentage Verification on Permanent Typed Genotype DNA request - Zoetis 50K (Red and Black) Panel DNA request - Freemartin test DNA request - Coat Colour DNA Test DNA – Foreign Markers DNA - BVD Test Export Package (paid per animal) AI Approval for Sire Donor Dam Approval Registration of Imported Animal Registration of Lease Registration of Herd Name Registration of Tattoo Letters Transfer of Herd Name or Tattoo Letters Name Change of a Registered Animal (animal with no registered progeny) Performance Certificate Update Duplicate Certificate Five Generation Pedigree Correction Fee Pedigree change as a result of a DNA test Sale Package (marketing & set up) Pedigree Extract for sales catalogue (paid per animal) Online Herdbook Photos (paid per photo) Geneprob report (electronic) Mailing labels Electronic download of member addresses (one-time use) Herd data extract for on-farm software program Fax Submission (paid per page) Next Business Day Service (paid per item to a maximum of $200.00) Transaction Fee Page 84

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Canadian Angus Foundation Report The Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) has had a very productive year in 2014. The CAF Board of Directors consists of : Chair: Sylvia Jackson Vice-Chair: Cecilie Fleming Executive Director: Belinda Wagner Jim Colodey, Erika Easton, Kirk Wildman, Cassie Dorran, David Bolduc, Doug Fee (Past Chairman), Mabel Hamilton, Corinne Gibson (CAA President), Betty Lou Scott, Rob Smith (CAA CEO), Tammi Ribey (CAA President Elect) and Jon Fox (CAA Director). It is very gratifying to see all levels of the Angus Industry working together towards the common goal of expanding and continually improving the breed. The CAF thanks the Angus breeders, Juniors, CAA Board, the CAA Staff and affiliated industry personnel for their constant support to help us achieve our goals. Over the course of the year 2014 our achievements have been: a) preparing a yearly budget for the Foundation b) exploring fundraising for promotion and archival purposes c) requesting and accepting archival material to be compiled and recorded at Angus Central d) revising scholarships and bursaries offered to Juniors and young Angus breeders and expanding as needed e) Building a Strong Foundation - Phase 2 - planters and 1st patio pillar f) raising over $120,000 at the CAF Building the Legacy Sale 3 held in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at the Canadian Angus Convention g) completion of review of our CAF objectives and by laws and successfully reappling to the government for our charitable status h) CAF research budget - transferred to CAA for Female Longevity project In regards to promotion, our CAF Vice-Chair Cecilie Fleming has been diligent in creating a historical Angus Cookbook to be launched in Calgary in June at the 2015 Canadian Angus Convention. It will include over 300 recipes as well as around 10,000 tattoos of all Angus members over the years. Thank you to everyone that contributed. We are working on sourcing a new bronze as well as new prints to promote the Angus Breed. We continue to encourage breeders to donate their Angus History to the Archives at Angus Central where it will be a permanent footprint. We have asked the Regional areas to provide names of people that should be recognized. The office has already coordinated and thus produced some video interviews recognizing long standing prominent breeders.

By Sylvia Jackson, Chair We created the Junior Angus Stockman of the Year Award which requires a NOMINATION by a CAA member by April 15, the nominee to be between the ages of 16 and 21. The winner receives a $3500 bursary to be used for genetics, cattle supplies/equipment, training etc. The winner will be presented at Showdown. 5 finalists will receive $250. We encourage Angus Juniors to check out the many other opportunities/awards, scholarships and bursaries, many of which that have some enhancements from last year. The information is available on the website - go to juniors.cdnangus.ca Also check the article OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS---for Juniors!! in this newsletter. In 2013 CAF launched a fund raising program entitled "Building a Strong Foundation". Cudlobe Angus purchased the right to display their farm name on the outdoor planters and OBI and Six Mile Ranch purchased the rights to display their names on the indoor planters (phase 2) housed at Angus Central, at the 2014 Canadian Angus Convention. As well Justamere Farms, Jon and Shelly Fox, purchased the right to advertise their farm name on the 1st of four Patio Pillars (four year term) at Angus Central. This year, at Convention 2015, CAF will be auctioning opportunities to advertise your farm name on outdoor benches and the 2nd of the four Patio Pillars (four year term) will be up for auction too. As Convention 2015 is being hosted in Calgary this year, the CAF looks forward to showcasing many of the historical items already on display at Angus Central. You can view The Wall of Honour and the Breeder's Choice silhouettes of people and animals respectively as well as the Angus Roots iron tree with leaves engraved with donors' names. These will continue in perpetuity. At anytime an Angus breeder can download an order form from the CAF website to be part of this. The CAF is also working on the Building the Legacy Sale 4 to be held in Calgary in June at Convention 2015. Consider being a part of this event - for details, please contact Belinda Wagner at bwagner@cdnangus.ca or 306-757-6133. The CAF Board of Directors are a tremendous and energetic group to work with. I look forward to meeting with them at the Convention 2015 in Calgary from June 3-7 to continue building the Canadian Angus Foundation. Take the time to attend the Annual Meeting, learn the newest updates on the Angus horizon, reconnect with breeders, view Angus Central, and enjoy the great Alberta hospitality while viewing the foothills. I hope to see you there!

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CAA President Report ... Welcome to 2015. The past year has been a great one in the cattle industry and 2015 looks to be even better. I am so proud of the hard working; determined and innovative cattle breeders that have rode out the storm and are finally getting paid an honest dollar for their product. I have been the President of the Canadian Angus Association since June 2014. The time has flown by. It has been an interesting experience. I sincerely want to Thank each and every member that contacted me personally to give me your views, comments and concerns. Your association needs your voice. I even want to Thank the members who felt the need to call me “special names” as a part of a constructive criticism – your voice is important too! Without direct input it is difficult to gauge the consensus of the membership - so we appreciate your direction. As you may be aware, almost half of the Canadian Angus board were new directors

By Corinne Gibson

this past year. These new directors have hit the ground running and I have been very impressed with the enthusiasm they have all shown. At our September meeting we did a lot of visioning for your association with many key goals set forth for the future. Goals such as the best customer service in the cattle industry; increased membership linkage, advanced tools and

technology and improved communication strategies. From that came the realization that to implement these goals we needed increased income and limited expense increase. Plain and simple. We have a brand new office that is creating member equity every day, but of course, we used our reserves to fund this sound investment. So, with all of these things in mind and

the fact that a comprehensive fee increase had not happened since 1989; we have increased many of the fees. None of us like increases. Least of all my husband! I am in this with you - with a lot of calves to register and my sole livelihood comes from Angus cattle. However, I do not know of a single thing that is still the same price as it was in 1989, not even the hairspray I used to used for my big 80’s hair. Please feel free to contact me, our CEO or any of your board members to discuss any concerns you have. As I said before, we sincerely want to hear from you. So as I wrap up my year as President, we have some exciting things planned for the National Convention that will be held in Calgary at our new headquarters June 3-7. We hope to see many of you there. In closing, I would like to share my new motto for the year: “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”. Best of luck calving (my favorite time of year!)♦

2014 Saskatchewan Angus Heritage Awards

Nesset Lake Angus Ivan & Julie Demmans & Family Meadow Lake, SK

Clover Lake Angus

Larry & Cheryl (McNinch) MacNab Mervin, SK

Both operations received their award from Bob Toner, SAA Director and Belinda Wagner, SAA General Manager at the 2014 Gold Show in Lloydminster. Angus Edge - Spring 2015

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Cow Health Issues at Calving With all the stressful events leading up to and including calving, the incidence of several problems does increase and we would be remiss if we did not review them. By being ever vigilant of these conditions we can initiate treatment before the problem worsens. The whole goal is to keep cows healthier so they milk better for their newborn calves and then rebreed. What we do at calving then has a great influence on the upcoming breeding period. Both purebred and commercial cattle are at an all time high so the more calves we save or the more cows we can rebreed the more that will return benefits to us down the line. Mastitis, although not real common in beef cattle compared to dairy, there are conditions that predisposes cows to it. Most mastitis you see in beef cattle comes from the environment and infection wicking up through the milk canal. Cows which are very heavy milkers leak milk close to calving from the pressure. Watch them extra close for signs of a swollen quarter or depression. If in doubt strip out the milk and see what it looks like. A lot of the serious infections may have very watery looking milk. Old cows with low slung bags and very large teats are the other group most susceptible. Calves have a hard time sucking the large teats, the milk becomes stagnant and mastitis can develop. Also with the low slung bags where the suspensory apparatus has been stretched the udders contact more dirt and manure, again making them susceptible. Cows may have had a low grade mastitis the year before which flares up when they calve again. If caught early stripping out the infected milk and infusing the quarter may be enough. Because beef men don’t encounter mastitis very often some cases turn into chronic infections where the quarter is damaged beyond repair. There are various products your veterinarian can advise to allow the whole quarter to dry up. Metritis or infection in the uterus is much more common in cows which don’t clean. Twinning or early premature births have a very high incidence of retained placenta. Most veterinarians have a regime for Page 90

retained placentas, which may include hormonal shots. Metritis, if it develops, will see a cow very depressed with a very watery and smelly vaginal discharge. A mucous discharge indicates the cow is dealing with the problem. On occasion all the uterine contents are trapped inside so the discharge or smell is non-existent. It is only when you examine the vagina and uterus that this will be evident. Antibiotics may do the trick but if the cow is very depressed and febrile your veterinarian may need to be called in to flush the uterus, give anti-inflammatory drugs and if severe put the cow on i.v. fluids. That is why it is very important to monitor cows with retained placentas so they don’t turn into a metritis. Some cows which don’t retain their placenta can still develop metritis. Any cow which is depressed with no obvious signs post calving would be a definite possibility for metritis. Milk fevers from lack of calcium or the related conditions from a shortage of phosphorus or magnesium definitely need emergency care. The quicker they can be treated, the faster a response. If you notice signs of staggering, knuckling, difficulty rising these could all be precursors to the disease. Many come as a combination of shortages of the three minerals so veterinarians often will check the blood and treat with a product that has magnesium, phosphorus and calcium in it. Heavy milkers are of course most susceptible because of the calcium loss in the milk. Beef cows can develop these milk fevers after (most common) or before calving. That may indicate there is not adequate mineral getting into the cows. Nowadays with blood machines in most clinics there will be a blood test taken to see if any mineral is low. There may be other cases teetering on the edge and that is good to know ahead of time. Also we must distinguish the classical milk fever from other conditions causing a downer animal. Usually response to treatment is quite dramatic if the deficiency is solely calcium but phosphorus and magnesium deficiencies have a slower response. Downers from injuries (slipping or falling) or hard pulls causing obturator paralysis (nerve damage) are another common category of conditions seen near or after

By Dr. Roy Lewis calving. Here we must diagnose and then give a prognosis for recovery. Downer cows are hard to work on and over time complications such as pressure sores, stiff joints and muscle damage is the result. If a hard calving or calf stuck in the pelvis for a long time there will be lots of abrasions and contusions which may need antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) to keep the swelling, especially around the obturator nerve to a minimum. In spring or summer watch for fly strike as eggs are often layed in and around the area. Feeling is reduced and the nerves which innervate the tail may be damaged as well. If given lots of TLC and making sure cows are rolled side to side a few times daily, over time lots will eventually get up. There will be slow progress over a few weeks in some cases. If you start going backwards it may be necessary to put them down for humane reasons. Fortunately, these days fewer of these cases are seen as calving difficulties from fetal oversize have been drastically reduced. Calving related deaths fall under the BSE program and we must try and get all our cow deaths tested to maintain the quota Canada has been given. This will help get Canada’s BSE status reduced from controlled to negligible which may also help us reopen more export markets. Around calving it has been my experience that conditions such as kidney infections peritonitis (hardware type diseases) and even pneumonia crop up more because of the stress on the cow as well as the large unborn fetus taking up room in the abdomen and the calf’s blood is essentially filtered by the cow. Lameness issues can crop up, as movement is more restrictive, packing the extra weight around. These all add to more problems for the cow close to calving, during and just after calving. Try not to pull too hard and call a veterinarian if any unusual things are experienced at calving. Most prolapsed uteri can be replaced by your veterinarian; the cow will survive and many will rebreed (this condition is not heritable). By being observant for these conditions which crop up around calving season, early intervention and treatment will reap rewards and allow more of these cows to survive and then rebreed. Lets hope the 2015 calving season is the best yet for the Angus breed.♦ Angus Edge - Spring 2015


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BIXS Intro My guess is there isn’t a producer out there who hasn’t heard that there’s a growing need to respond to consumer demand for more information about the history of beef. And I’ll also bet that most producers know another thing: That they’ve been asked to shoulder much of the burden of change, without any proof they’re going to make more money in the process. A lot of observers tell producers what they should do, where there should do it, when they should do it, and why. But very few—if any—have talked about the how. How can we make the cattle industry more profitable and competitive by sharing information through the supply chain? And how will information help producers put more money in their pockets at the end of the day? To answer those questions, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and ViewTrak Technologies formed a partnership with one purpose: To enhance and expand the Beef Information Exchange System (BIXS). Under the partnership, a new privately-held company will take ownership of BIXS, with the CCA and ViewTrak as initial shareholders. I will lead the company as President and Chief Executive Officer and my partner Ted Power will take on the role of Executive Vice-President. The new company will be stewards of the BIXS database, collecting and sharing valuable information for the benefit of the whole industry and for consumers who want to know more about how their beef was raised. The CCA has known for years that information sharing will enhance the competitiveness of the industry, and allow Canadian beef to dominate world markets. And if we don’t do it, another country will. That’s why the CCA has asked us to partner with them to help take BIXS to the next level—by making it more effective and providing added value the the whole industry. So, what is the new BIXS going to do to answer the how? First, we will focus on the concept of “Collaborative Economics.” We believe there is enormous value in collaborating while remaining fiercely competitive with one another—and that is what we mean by Collaborative Economics. The best illustration I can give you of Page 92

By Hubert Lau Collaborative Economics comes from Japan. After World War II, nobody wanted to buy Japanese products. So Japanese companies got together to influence what the world thought about Japanese products. In time, the world responded: People started to see that the best cars and electronics came from Japan. That small country went on to dominate the electronics and automotive industries for decades. We are only now starting to catch up with them. To this day, Japanese CEOs from competing companies sit down regularly around the table—together—to develop strategies to propel Japanese industries forward. Even though they compete fiercely, they share ideas and concerns about how their industries need to operate so they can protect themselves from foreign competitors and create best practices. They understand the dynamic between collaboration and competition. In the same way that Japanese auto and electronic companies benefited greatly by working together, and dominated world markets, we need to show everyone in the cattle industry how they can also benefit by embracing Collaborative Economics, and likewise dominate world markets. But first, we have to show everyone what’s in it for them—and how everyone can profit by sharing information through the supply chain. There are four specific outcomes we’re focused on achieving through the new BIXS: • Better outcomes for producers, who will be able to better manage their businesses, enhance their breeding and marketing programs, and increasing the overall value of their product—leading to increased profits and competitiveness. • Better sharing of information that benefits the entire supply chain. • The ability to respond more effectively to food safety emergencies, reduce market disruptions, and protect bottom lines. • Satisfied consumers who are more confident in their beef supply, more interested in buying beef, and who have more choices about how much they pay for their beef according to the characteristics they value. And here’s where can begin to show the value of information sharing: It’s only a

short matter of time before all retailers demand the full history of birth and care from producers through to processors and packers before they will sell your beef. We are already seeing that with A&W and Loblaws, who are advertising heavily about the full traceability of their products and getting premium pricing for them. Costco sells grass fed, hormone free beef for more than regular beef. McDonald’s, Canada’s largest retailer of beef recently announced it has chosen Canada, over Australia and Europe, to launch a pilot project to meet their end goal of serving only “sustainable beef” across their entire global empire. The lesson is, the more information you can provide about cattle genetics, feed management, and medical treatment to consumers, the more in demand your beef will be, and the more producers through to retailers will be able to demand for beef based on the qualities consumers value. Still, to make the Collaborative Economics model successful in the cattle industry, we need to admit one important thing: That we don’t have all the answers. Our first job out of the gate is to listen to industry players from all parts of the supply chain and address everyone’s needs and interests going forward. In order to make that happen, we need everyone to participate in the conversation and be willing to come to the table. That’s our first step—to listen and engage so that we can get more people through the chain participating in BIXS. This is the key to building value. Information is currency, and the more we can get people providing information to and through BIXS, the more value we can provide. Just like the power of the Internet, the value of technology grows many times over when shared. Information that is used cooperatively among all the members of the sector will benefit everyone. And we have no time to waste. So, let’s lock arms, work together, and get ‘er done! Hubert Lau is President & CEO of BIXS. With 3 million detailed carcass records and 3.4 million animal birthdate records in the system BIXS is the largest database of its kind in Canada. For more go to http:// www.bixs.cattle.ca Angus Edge - Spring 2015


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2015 Honour Scroll Recipients ~ John and Patricia Simpson - Theodore, SK ~ Mike Smith - Mankota, SK The Saskatchewan Livestock Association was pleased to acknowledge John & Patricia Simpson for their contribution to their community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with a Scroll of Honour at the Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina January 22. John Simpson was born May 6, 1947 in Pat, son JP(John) & John Yorkton, SK and grew up on the family farm in the Theodore district. As a child he was very involved in sports of all kinds as well as the local 4-H beef club. He attended public school in Theodore, graduating in 1965 and went on to complete the University of Saskatoon Agriculture program in 1967. In April of that year he had the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program, which gave John the chance to work on a mixed farm in Denmark for seven months. Patricia Pawliuk was born March 17, 1951 in Yorkton, SK and grew up on the family farm in the Sheho, SK area. She was involved with the local 4-H beef clubs in Sheho and Theodore as well as active with church camp and Ukranian dance. Pat attended public school in Deer Creek and completed high school in Foam Lake. John and Pat were married November 15 of 1969. They have three children: David, Robert & John as well as two grand-children; Kiah and Cort. John farmed all through his life with his dad. Over the years the farm had a variety of purebred breeds as well as commercial cattle. In the early 70's they started a herd of Red Angus cattle and ran under the farm name, Symbrae Red Angus. Pat worked at the Theodore Health Center as an Activity Director once the boys went to school and acquired her Recreation Technology Diploma by correspondence during this time. She then cooked at the Health Center and retired after 21 years of service. In 1987 John and Pat leased 90 purebred Angus cows from Ken Fraser resulting in them showing at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, Saskatoon and Brandon. They sold bulls at the Northern Progress Bull in North Battleford, the Connection Sale in Saskatoon, as well as the Moosomin and Yorkton Bull Sales. John and Pat have been on almost every community board possible through the years and were both involved in the hockey club, curling club, Ukranian dancing, which Pat helped teach, figure skating and the 4-H beef club. Pat was also avidly involved in air cadets, serving as secretary/ treasurer for four years as well as attending and cooking for many church and 4-H camps. She was also involved in political events throughout the years in the community. John was involved with the Theodore 4-H beef club for many years and was Chairman of the Recreation Board for a number of years. John has sat on many boards over the years including the Saskatchewan Angus Association, where he served as President from 1994 - 1996. In 1991 he was asked if he would like to run as a director for the Canadian Western Agribition Board, which he did and stayed on for 19 years. During that time John was a volunteer on the Commercial Cattle Committee. John has been involved with the Yorkton Exhibition Board for the past 40 years, starting out with the Regional 4-H Show and Sale and the Harvest Showdown Committee. John remains President of the Yorkton Exhibition Board to this day and he and Pat are still busy with the family farm.♦ Page 94

The Saskatchewan Livestock Association was pleased to acknowledge Mike Charles W. Smith for his contribution to the community and to the livestock industry in Saskatchewan with a Scroll of Honour at the 2015 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Regina January 22. Mike and cousins Clint & Mike Smith, the third child of Charlie and Suzanne Smith Meta Smith, was born May 24, 1936 in Kincaid, SK. He attended Divide School for all his education with the exception of the last two years, which he took by correspondence, and was very active in the local 4-H club during these years. From 1957 to 1959 he attended Vocational Agriculture School at the University in Saskatchewan. After University Mike came back home and started working on the family farm with his parents. In 1953 Mike bought his first half section of land for $1900. The following year he bought two sections near Billimun which was called the “Beautiful Half”. Mike married Barbara Dixon on November 10, 1963 and she really enjoyed the ranch. “Barbie Doll” was the fourth child of Dr. HL and Anne Dixon of Shaunavon, SK. Barbara suffered from Multiple Sclerosis and they never had the privilege of having any children. She passed away in June of 1993. Mike’s parents started with commercial Herefords in 1929 when they moved to Reliance. The first Hereford bull was bought from Mr. Pollard of Shaunavon, SK. Later, they purchased a Black Angus bull from Walt Larson which was used on heifers. Mike has always said that Red Angus is the way to go, buying their first Red Angus bull from Six Mile Ranch’s first bull sale 40 years ago in Swift Current, SK. Soon enough he realized that the Black Angus cattle can run with the best of them as well, proven to him by what he saw and learned down the road at Allen Smith’s place. Mike has had a long association with the Mankota Stockman’s Weigh Company, all the way from cutting down Jack Pine Rails to being President for the last 10 years. The Mankota Stockman’s Weigh Company started having sales in 1957 and in1977 they sold the land mark of $1,000,000 worth of cattle, total, for that year. Showing how times and the market have changed, in 2014 the Company sold 25,300 head for $35,550,000, proof of a very successful business. Mike joined the Saskatchewan Stock Growers Association in 1966 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1968 where he served for almost 20 years. With the Stock Growers, he served on several committees, including the transportation committee and had the privilege of working with a lot of dedicated people who worked very hard to improve the livestock business. Today Mike is mostly retired but still takes an avid interest in the ranch and the cattle business.

Congratulations to John, Pat and Mike, as well asll Bill & Ber yl Hall who were also awarded a Scro at the Conference.

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2014 Yorkton Harvest Showdown - 'Angus Tagged Show' Champions

Champion Pen of Three Open Heifers U6 Livestock ~ Wynyard, SK

Champion Pen of Three Bred Heifers U6 Livestock ~ Wynyard, SK

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Open Heifers U6 Livestock ~ Wynyard, SK

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bred Heifers MCS Angus ~ Wynyard, SK Page 96

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2014 Canadian Western Agribition Commercial Show Angus Champions

Grand Champion Pen of Ten Bred Replacement Heifers & Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Overall Murray Westman, Vermilion, AB Sold for $3000 per head to Colven Cattle Co., Bethune, SK

Grand Champion Pen of Five Open Replacement Heifers & Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Overall Blairswest Land & Cattle, Drake, SK Sold for $2500 per head to Murray Westman, Vermilion, AB

Grand Champion Pen of Five Bred Replacement Heifers Raymond Land & Cattle, Aneroid, SK Sold for $3550 to Tim Hecker, Maple Creek, SK

Reserve Champion Pen of Ten Bred Replacement Heifers & Reserve Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Overall Murray Westman, Vermilion, AB Sold for $3159 per head to Trevor Dyck, Swift Current, SK

Grand Champion Pen of 10 Open Replacement Heifers & Reserve Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Overall Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $2050 per head to Diamond K Ranch, Corning, SK

Reserve Champion Pen of Five Bred Heifers Blairswest Land & Cattle, Drake, SK Sold for $3300 per head to the Habernahl Family, Macrorie, SK

The Saskatchewan Angus Association is proud to sponsor the Commercial Cattle Show with jackets for each division Champion and Reserve, and this year for our National Angus Show also provided sale credit vouchers of $1000 to the overall Champions and $500 to the Reserves. Angus Edge - Spring 2015

Reserve Champion Pen of Ten Open Replacement Heifers Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Sold for $2050 per head to Murray Westman, Vermilion, AB

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Many Thanks to Our CWA National Show Sponsors - We Couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Have Done It Without You! Platinum

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ABC Cattle Co. & Bakers Angus Blue Collar Bull Sale Carey Auction Services Crescent Creek Angus Flying K Ranch GBT Angus Grant Rolston Photography Justamere Farms Optimum Genetics Saskatoon Livestock Sales Ltd. Stockmens Insurance

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Kenray Ranch Lamb's Quarters Angus Lazy MC Angus Mark Stock Ring Service Midnight Fire Cattle Co. Miller Wilson Angus Miry Creek Angus NCJ Cattle Co. New Force Angus Nielson Land & Cattle Northern View Angus Nu-Horizon Angus Pasquia Red Angus RNR Flicek Black Angus Rock Creek Ranching RSL Red Angus Running Steady Ranch Schwan Angus Smart Farms Angus South Shadow Angus South View Ranch Spittalburn Farms Steinley Angus Farm Stewart Cattle Co. Summit Creek Angus Sunny Grove Angus Symens Land & Cattle Ter-Ron Farms Thomason Angus Farms T-K Ranches Triple J Farms Triple L Angus Twin Heritage Farms Valley Lodge Cattle Co. Ward's Red Angus Wheelers Stock Farm Wilbar Cattle Co. Wil-Sel Red Angus Windy Ridge Ultrasounding Wood Coulee Cattle Co. WRAZ Red Angus Wright Livestock Angus Edge - Spring 2015


At the National...

See you at Canadian Western Agribition 2015 November 23 - 28 We are also excited and proud to be co-hosting the 2015 National Angus Show with the Lloydminster Exhibition at Stockade Round-Up, November 5-7 - Come check it out! Angus Edge - Spring 2015

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Tyra Fox - President Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-9624 tfoxy12@hotmail.com Brianna Kimmel - Vice-President Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-3643 brianna@twistedsisterscattle.ca Katie Wright - Vice-President Melfort, SK - 306-752-3543 j_kwright@hotmail.com Alexis DeCorby - Secretary Rocanville, SK - 306-645-2019 alexismaryfinna@gmail.com Shane Roger - Junior Director Balgonie, SK - 306-533-3324 shane-17@hotmail.com Directors at Large Kodie Doetzel Lipton, SK - 306-336-2245 kd@nuhorizon.com Alexis Frick Neudorf, SK - 306-728-3515 northernviewangus@imagewireless.ca

Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... Hello, I am Tyra Fox, the new President of the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board. I am very honored and excited for my new position on the board. I am looking forward to being your president and meeting many new Saskatchewan Junior members, and serving the board. After our annual meeting at Agribition this year we were scheduled to go bowling but due to the bad weather we stayed at the barn and had a scavenger hunt for all of the junior members, the members had fun touring all the different barns looking for all the items on our list. Following the scavenger hunt we had the annual pizza party sponsored by the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association. We had a great number of Juniors participate in this event - it is especially fun for the younger members to be on teams with some of the older juniors and get to visit with them. At our meetings we also announced our 2014 scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Jessica Hextall of Grenfell and Josee Monvoisin of Gravelbourg on receiving $500 each towards their post secondary schooling.

by Tyra Fox

photography, literature and of course the Junior cattle show along with showmanship. I would like to thank all of the judges, volunteers and sponsors that made the Show a success. In the near future we have the Canadian Junior Angus annual GOAL Conference coming up in February - it will be held in Guelph, Ontario this year. I will be attending this event and I am looking very forward to it and meeting a lot of new Angus Juniors there. Thanks to the Saskatchewan Angus Association and the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association for providing travel assistance to seven of our Saskatchewan Juniors to get to GOAL! I am sure there will also be a lot of Saskatchewan Juniors making the trip to Showdown 2015 in Olds, Alberta in July and I am happy to have the 2015 Saskatchewan Angus Gold and Junior Show held in my hometown again this year, during the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup in conjunction with the National Angus Show November 5-7. Stay tuned for more details on these two events.

Jennifer Jones Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-7253 jennifer.j.jarret@gmail.com Carson Liebreich Radville, SK - 306-815-7226 tjlmerit@sasktel.net Wade Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-876-4420 info@crescentcreekangus.com

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Junior Show Participants in Lloydminster

Earlier in the fall at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup we had our Saskatchewan Angus Gold and Junior Show. We had a great turn out at the Junior Show with a lot of new and old Saskatchewan Angus Juniors participating in all of the event that were planned. Some of the events that we did were; team judging, grooming, print marketing,

I am very excited to be serving the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association as President, it is a very exciting time in the cattle industry. I look forward to meeting as many of our Junior members as I can, if you see me out at any functions this year please come and say hello, I would like to hear about your interests in our Angus Industry.â&#x2122;Ś Angus Edge - Spring 2015


Saskatchewan Junior Angus Profiles... Hello everyone! My name is Alexis DeCorby and I am the new secretary. I live on a ranch just outside of Rocanville, SK with my family. Together we operate Section 7 Ranch with around 200 purebred Black Angus and Hereford cows, including my small herd of both Black Angus and Hereford cattle. I am currently in Grade 12 at Rocanville High School and I spend most of my time showing cattle and helping around the ranch. The SJAA is always lots of fun and I encourage everyone to get involved! I look forward to seeing everyone down the road at Angus events! Alexis DeCorby Hello, I am Kodie Doetzel of Nu-Horizon Angus and a director on the board for Saskatchewan Junior Angus. This will be my third year as a board member. I have attended three Saskatchewan Junior Angus shows, six Canadian Junior Angus shows, and last year I attended GOAL for the first time. Each year I attend Agribition. I am also in 4-H with Valley View. I live on a farm north of Lipton, SK. We raise purebred Red and Black Angus cattle as well as some commercial cattle. Between showing cattle in 4-H and Junior Angus shows, I am kept pretty busy. I am in grade 9 at Cupar School. In the winter I enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and hunting. In the summer I like riding my dirt bike and playing baseball. If you like meeting new people, showing cattle, and having fun, give Junior Angus a try. I know you will like it! Kodie Doetzel Hello everyone, my name is Tyra Fox. I am 16 years old and currently in Grade 11 at the Lloydminster Comprehensive High School. I live just east of Lloydminster at our family farm Justamere Farms, where we run about 300 purebred Black Angus cattle, along with a small herd of Commercials and Club Calves as well. I started 4-H when I was nine years old, I Angus Edge - Spring 2015

am a member of the Alberta Bandits 4-H Club, and I enjoy every part of 4-H. I am also in my 7th year of piano and working on my 6th level exam of playing as well as my 2nd level of theory. I work part time at Peavey Mart and have been there for about 2 and a half years now. I also have a horse named Dude and I take weekly horse lessons. I love helping out on our family farm any time I can. Going to all of the Angus shows and events is something that I love to do. I have been to many shows in both Canada and the USA with my family and I look forward to all the events to come. I have taken part in many Saskatchewan Junior Angus events and I am looking forward to serving on the board for another year as the President and getting to know more juniors. Tyra Fox Hi, I’m Alexis Frick. I am 15 years old and go to school at the Melville Comprehensive School in Melville, Saskatchewan. I live on a farm near Duff, Saskatchewan called Northern View Angus. My family and I own 100 purebred Black Angus cows. I have begun to start my own herd. There are three cows in my herd. I am interested in a variety of sports and activities. I participate in school sports such as volleyball, basketball, badminton and track. Outside of school I play hockey for the Melville Bantam Bucks. I’ve also been involved with the Goodeve 4-H club for the past 4 years. This year my projects are a steer named Beau and a heifer named Tilly. I enjoy showing cattle, working with them and getting them ready for shows. This year we took cattle too Canadian Western Agribiton in Regina, Manitoba Fall Fair in Brandon, and Harvest Showdown in Yorkton. We market our cattle at a variety of sales each fall but one of the sales I look forward to the most is our bull sale called the Blue Collar Bull Sale in Yorkton held on the 2nd Saturday each April.

I’m excited to be a part of the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association and look forward to meeting new people, learning more about the Angus industry and experiencing new things. Alexis Frick Hi! My names Jennifer Jones. I am 18 years old and currently in grade 12 at Hillmond Central School just outside of Lloydminster. This is my third year as a director for the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association. I enjoy breeding and showing purebred Black Angus and Club Calf cattle alongside with my mother Tina and brother Michael. We own and operate Ponderosa Ranch. I have participated in nine years of 4-H and am excited to see where those skills will take me. I am looking forward to the year to come with the association, meeting new juniors, breeders and promoting the Angus breed across Canada. Jennifer Jones Hi, my name is Brianna Kimmel, I am 15, in grade 10 and live in Lloydminster. Along with my sister Meghan we operate Twisted Sisters Cattle Co., where we raise purebred Angus, Simmental and Sim/ Angus cattle. Our herd is still small but we are concentrating on quality over quantity. This is my second year on the board and first time on the executive. I am looking forward to representing and promoting Angus cattle as Vice President of the Saskatchewan Junior Angus board. Brianna Kimmel Hello, My name is Carson Liebreich and I am 13 years old. I live at Radville, Saskatchewan where my family operates Merit Cattle Co. My parents are Trent and Janelle Liebreich and I have one sister Macy and one brother Garrett. My parents gave me a calendar year heifer calf the year I was born, Merit Countess 1017 and that is how I got my start in the Continued on page 104 Page 103


Saskatchewan Junior Angus Profiles... continued from page 95 Angus business. She produced for me until 12 years of age. All my females are descendants of her. I have been a 4-H member for seven years. I have also been able to attend Showdown at Weyburn, Saskatchewan and Virden, Manitoba. I enjoy showing cattle, doing chores (most days) as well as playing hockey, hunting and riding my dirt bike. I am looking forward to attending Showdown 2015! Carson Liebreich Hi, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Wade Olynyk and I am from Goodeve Saskatchewan. I am 17 years old and I love sports, mostly football and hockey. I like to hang out with friends, have good times and make the most out of every chance I have. I love farming and cattle. I currently have 13 head of my own cattle and I help run the family farm with my mother and father and brothers and sister! We run 200 head at Crescent Creek Angus and our bull sale is the first Saturday in April. I love farming and learning new things about the cattle industry and meeting new people in it. I am currently in grade 11 and I hope to get a degree in Agriculture and a ticket in welding or another trade. We just started calving and everything is going well! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and I wish all the best to everyone in 2015! Wade Olynyk Passionate for youth in agriculture? Invested into the future of the Angus Industry? You bet. My name is Shane

Roger. I was born and raised on a purebred Black Angus cow/calf operation; Valley Lodge Cattle Company, just north of Balgonie Saskatchewan, along with my family Gordon, Jackie, and Megan Roger. Having been raised on a cattle farm, my interests initially spiked towards 4-H. I was part of the Valley View 4-H Beef Club for thirteen years, where I sat on the board in various positions including reporter and president. Moving through 4-H I became an avid public speaker which I continue to enjoy today. Although I am no longer part of the club, I attend many of the shows the club participates in to lend a helping hand. As I grew older, I also became involved with the Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association where I sat on the board as a director at large, and as well as the president. Having been involved with the SJAA, this led me to get more involved, and in July 2014 I became one of two Saskatchewan directors on the Canadian Junior Angus Association board. Most recently I have been appointed to the Saskatchewan Angus Association board of directors as the Junior representative. Now a little bit less of my passions and more of my future! I am currently attending my second year at the University of Regina, where I am working towards my degree in Business Administration, focusing primarily on marketing and entrepreneurship. Using this degree I plan on working for a marketing company for a select time, then am hoping to go back and obtain my MBA, and eventually start up my own marketing/consulting company. Although I view my future to be very busy, I also plan on continuing

my involvement with youth in agriculture as much as possible, and hope to have my own little slice of heaven with a small purebred Angus herd of cattle. Shane Roger Hello, I am Katie Wright and I live on our family farm, Wright Livestock, near Melfort, SK. My family and I currently run around 50 purebred Red Angus and about 50 purebred Black Angus cows, along with a small herd of commercials. I currently work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert SK. I am a member of the Meskanaw-Ethelton 4-H beef club and I have been involved with this club for 14 years. I have served on various committees as well as being club secretary and club president. Currently I am the district 27 member representative. I have been on the Saskatchewan Junior Angus board for eight years. I was a director at large for two years, the secretary for two years, president for two years, and vice president for one year and am currently the co-vice president this year. I have served as a member on the Canadian Junior board as well. I have taken part in many Saskatchewan and Canadian Junior events such as: GOAL, Showdown, Gold Shows, Saskatchewan Junior Shows and Canadian Western Agribition. I am looking forward to seeing you all down the road at Angus events. Katie Wright

Congratulations to Jessica Hextall of Grenfell, SK and Josee Monvoisin of Gravelbourg, SK on being awarded the two $500

Saskatchewan Angus scholarships at Agribition. The deadline to apply is November 15 each year and it is a really simple process! Juniors you also need to check out the write up on page 106 of this newsletter to learn about many other scholarships and opportunites for you within our Junior Association and the Canadian Angus Foundation. Page 104

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Thank you to the sponsors of the 2014 Junior Angus Show AND CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS: 3H Angus Arm River Red Angus Bar-H Land and Cattle Bear Hills Angus Bell Angus Belle Red Angus Belmoral Angus Blairs.Ag Cattle Co. Breed Creek Angus Ranch Bridgeway Livestock Cadrain Ranching Canadian Angus Association Dolittle Angus

Double F Cattle Co. Eastondale Angus GBS Angus Glen Gabel Angus Howe Red Angus Isla Bank Angus Ivanhoe Angus JJL Livestock Maple Ridge Acres McNeely Land & Cattle Nu Horizon Angus Parkwood Farm

Red Rose Angus Royal Angus Farm Sandy Bar Ranch Saskatchewan Junior Angus Section 7 Ranch Six Mile Ranch Ltd. Skyebrooke Angus South Shadow Angus Summit Creek Angus T & S Farms Triple L Angus Valleyhills Angus

Champion Bull 4K SPECIAL DELIVERY 145B Brianna Kimmel

Reserve Champion Bull OAV MOTOWN 11B Dusty Haldenby - Lakeland College

Champion Open Female OAV CLASSY 4Z Sierra Lebrun - Lakeland College

Reserve Champion Open Female JUSTAMERE 0562B BLACKBIRD 407A Jim Fox

Champion Owned Female EXAR WENDY 2162 Jennifer Jones

Reserve Champion Owned Female JENN'S 1706 FAY 135A Jennifer Jones

Grand Aggregates L-R Senior - Nicki Ross Intermediate - Tyra Fox Junior - Hillary Sauder

Spirt of Youth Award Josee Monvoisin

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS - For JUNIORS!

By Sylvia Jackson Chair of the Canadian Angus Foundation

Overall teenagers are often quite quiet and reserved. Right?

Association LEAD Conference in August are available through the CJAA. Deadline to apply is May 10. In return members of Whether you fit into this category or not the "Canadian Angus the JRAAA attend Showdown and members of the NJAA attend Foundation" and the Canadian Junior Angus Association have GOAL. expanded on awards, scholarship and bursary opportunities for you, the Juniors in 2015. Listed below is a brief description. For 6. Dick Turner Memorial Award - a $1000 award presented to a more detailed explanation of the many programs that will assist a Canadian Junior recognizing overall achievement in Angus you in furthering your career go to www.juniors.cdnangus.ca. commitment, community involvement/leadership activities. - applied for by May 15, minimum of 18 years old, submit a resume as well as a 250 word essay on future career goals and plans. Awarded at the Canadian Angus Convention. 7. Showdown Travel Bursaries - two $750 bursaries for assistance 1. Self Directed National and International Travel Bursary - one to go to Showdown. Apply by June 1, applicant must be 15 years needs to apply at least 15 days prior to the event, must be 18 - 30 or older. If chosen, a complete report is to be submitted to Belinda years old, and provide a budget for the event which would have within 30 days of Showdown. educational purposes relating to the beef cattle industry. 8. Canadian Junior Angus Scholarships – three awards given in the 2. Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Award - requires a amounts of $2000, $1500 and $1000 per year. Deadline to apply is NOMINATION by a CAA member by April 15 - nominee between June 15. Awarded by the CJAA at Showdown. ages of 22 - 30 - award announced at Canadian Angus National Convention, receives $3500 award plus promotion and publicity of 9. Goal Travel Bursaries - four CAF as well as four CJAA for a total their Angus cattle operation. of eight bursaries in the amount of up to $750. Apply by December 26 for the GOAL Conference in February 2016. Applicant must 3. Junior Angus Stockman of the Year Award - requires a be 15 years of age or older, submit a resume and answer questions NOMINATION by a CAA member, by April 15 - nominee between relating to attending GOAL. ages of 16 - 21, winner receives $3500 bursary to be used for genetics, cattle supplies/equipment, training etc. - award presented 10. Foundation Legacy Scholarship - must apply to CAF by January at Showdown. Five finalists will also receive $250. 10, 2016, minimum age 18. Five finalists will be chosen and must be present at "GOAL" conference for an interview and panel 4. CAF Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador Competition - discussion. Three awards given in the amounts of $5000, $3000 apply by April 30, applicant must be at least 18 years old. The and $2000 and $500 for runner-ups. Winners will be presented at Junior Ambassador acts as a role model for youth representing the GOAL conference. CAA. Will have the opportunity to attend at least one international event and several major agricultural events in Canada. Five We also offer heifer vouchers, two at $3000 and two at $2000. finalists will be chosen, they will email an essay by May 20, speak These vouchers are drawn for at GOAL and Showdown from the at the Canadian Angus Convention in June and receive a finalist participants at each event. trophy buckle, a $1000 scholarship as well as up to $500 to off-set travel costs to Convention. The winner will be announced at the Please spread the word and encourage Juniors to take advantage of Convention banquet. these opportunities.♦ 5. US Exchange trips to the Junior Red Angus Association of America’s Round-up in June and the National Junior Angus

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Junior Angus Ambassadors at Convention 2014

2014 Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Colton Hamilton Angus Edge - Spring 2015


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Coming Events... Feb 14-16...CJAA 2015 GOAL Conference, Guelph, ON Feb 19........Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Feb 28........Kenray Ranch Open House, Redvers, SK Feb 28........Lewis Farms Bull Sale, Stony Plain, AB Feb 28........LCL Angus Bull Sale, Coronation, AB Mar 2..........Nielson Land & Cattle/Palmer Charolais Bull Sale, ...................Bladworth, SK Mar 2-5.......Kenray Ranch Online Bull Sale, Redvers, SK Mar 3..........Belvin Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Mar 6..........Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Mar 7..........Ward’s Red Angus & Guests Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Mar 8..........Standard Hill Connection Bull Sale, Maidstone, SK Mar 8..........R-Plus Simmental Bull Sale, Estevan, SK Mar 8 & 9....94th Annual Pride of the Prairies Bull Sale, ...................Lloydminster, SK/AB Mar 10........McTavish Charolais & Red Angus Bull Sale, ...................Moosomin, SK Mar 12........Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus Bull Sale, ...................Moosomin, SK Mar 12-14...Regina Spring Steer & Heifer Show, Evraz Place, ...................Regina, SK Mar 14........Kuntz Farms Bull Sale, Balgonie, SK Mar 14........Wheeler's & Fleury Cattlemen’s Bull Event, Saskatoon, SK Mar 14........LLB Angus Bull & Female Sale, Erskine, AB Mar 15........Black Pearl Bull & Female Sale, Tisdale, SK Mar 16........Equinox Angus Bull Sale, Weyburn, SK Mar 16........KBJ Round Farms Bull Sale, Clyde, AB Mar 17........East Central Bull Power, Yorkton, SK Mar 17........On Target Bull Sale, Barrhead, AB Mar 18........Wilbar Cattle Co. Tools of the Trade Bull & Female Sale, ...................Dundurn, SK Mar 18........Spruce View Angus Bull Sale, Killam, AB Mar 18-20...GBT Angus Online Sale, Wawota, SK Mar 19........Bar CR Angus & Braun Ranch Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Mar 19........Johnson Livestock Bull & Female Sale, Peebles, SK Mar 19........Bowerman Bros./Nesset Lake Angus Bull Sale, ...................Meadow Lake, SK Mar 19........Allencroft/Border Butte Bull Sale, Medicine Hat, AB Mar 19........Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus Bull Sale, ...................Minitonas, MB Mar 21........Working Stiffs Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK Mar 21........Stockman’s Select Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Mar 23........Freyburn Angus Farms Family Tradition Bull & Female ...................Sale, Oxbow, SK Mar 23........Hollinger Land and Cattle Bull & Female Sale, Neudorf, SK Mar 24........Ivanhoe Angus/City View Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, ...................Moose Jaw, SK Mar 24........U-2 Ranch Bull Sale, High River, AB Mar 25........Bar-H Land & Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Langenburg, SK Mar 25........Hamilton Farms Bull & Female Sale, Cochrane, AB Mar 26........Minburn Angus Bull Sale, Minburn, AB Mar 27........Triple J Farms Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Mar 27........Double F Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Prince Albert, SK Mar 27........Thistle Ridge Bull Sale, Taber, AB Mar 28........Impact Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Mar 28........Lamb’s Quarters Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Mar 28........Mantei Farms Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Mar 28........Stockman's Select Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Mar 28........Anderson Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Swan River, MB Page 108

Mar 28-29...Saskatchewan Beef Expo, Saskatoon, SK Mar 29........Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK Mar 30........Cockburn/Merit Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Mar 30........Everblack Angus Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB Mar 30-Apr 1.......Hi Low Angus Online Bull Sale, Lumsden, SK Mar 31........Early Sunset Ranch Bull & Female Sale, Edam, SK Mar 31........Double C Red Angus Bull Sale, Foam Lake, SK Apr 1...........Whitecap/Rosso/Howe Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Apr 1...........Peak Dot Ranch Ltd. Bull & Female Sale, ...................Wood Mountain, SK Apr 1...........Chopper K Red Angus Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Apr 3...........Northern Progress Red Angus Bull Sale, ...................Saskatoon, SK Apr 4...........Crescent Creek Angus Bull & Female Sale, ...................Goodeve, SK Apr 4 ..........North East Source Bull & Female Sale, Tisdale, SK Apr 4...........Burnett Angus Bull & Female Sale, Swift Current, SK Apr 4...........Cattleman’s Classic Bull Sale, Virden, MB Apr 6...........Eastondale Angus Bull Sale, Wawota, SK Apr 6...........Triple A Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Apr 7...........Windy Willow’s & Guest Bull Sale, Hodgeville, SK Apr 7...........Blairs.Ag Bull Sale, Sedley, SK Apr 8...........Flying K Ranch Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK Apr 9 ..........South View Ranch Bull Sale, Ceylon, SK Apr 9...........T Bar K Ranch Bull Sale, Wawota, SK Apr 9-11......4-H Spring Steer & Heifer Show, Yorkton, SK Apr 10.........Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Apr 11.........Branding the Best Bull Sale, Spiritwood, SK Apr 11.........Blue Collar Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK Apr 11.........Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale, Fir Mountain, SK Apr 11.........North Point Angus Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC Apr 13.........Select Genetics Sale, Swift Current, SK Apr 13.........Justamere Farms Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Apr 14.........Young Dale Angus Bull Sale, Alameda, SK Apr 14.........Top Cut Bull Sale, Mankota, SK Apr 15.........CAF Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Nomination ...................Deadline Apr 15.........CAF Junior Angus Stockman Nomination Deadline Apr 17.........Your Choice Angus Bull Sale, Maple Creek, SK Apr 18.........Cornerstone Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Apr 18.........Shortgrass Bull & Female Sale, Aneroid, SK Apr 30.........CAF Junior Ambassador Application Deadline May 10.......CJAA U.S. Exchange Program Application Deadline May 15.......CAF Dick Turner Scholarship Application Deadline Jun 1..........Deadline for Summer Angus Edge Jun 1..........Deadline for Entries - Showdown 2015 Jun 3-7.......Canadian Angus Convention, Calgary, AB June 8-10...Carcass 101 Course, Olds, AB Jun 15........CJAA Scholarship Application Deadline Jun 20........Deadline for Late Entries - Showdown 2015 Jul 16-18....Showdown 2015, Olds, AB Aug.............Saskatchewan Angus SUMMER TOUR, Melville, SK ...................area – stay tuned for details Oct 16-26...World Angus Secretariat, Mexico Nov 5-7.......NATIONAL Angus Show and Saskatchewan Angus ...................Gold & Junior Show, Lloydminster, SK Nov 23-28...Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

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Index of Advertisers... Allencroft/Border Butte Bull Sale........ 91 Anderson Cattle.................................. 55 Anderson Cattle Co............................ 89 Bar CR Angus..................................... 88 Bar H Land & Cattle Co........................ 2 Belvin Angus....................................... 77 Black Pearl Bull Sale.......................... 36 Black Ridge Angus............................. 45 Blakeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Red Angus............................. 34 Blue Collar Bull Sale........................... 70 Border Butte Angus............................ 79 Bowerman Bros.................................. 49 Broken T Ranch.................................. 31 Burnett Angus..................................... 71 Castlerock Marketing.......................... 38 Cattleman's Connection Bull Sale...... 95 Chopper K Red Angus........................ 30 Cornerstone Bull Sale......................... 50 Creekview Angus................................ 88 Crescent Creek Angus........................ 23 Delorme Ranch................................... 43 Double C Red Angus.......................... 39 Double F Cattle Co............................. 47 Early Sunset Ranch............................ 27 Eastondale Angus............................... 21 Equinox Bull Sale............................... 52 Everblack Angus................................. 76 Fleury Cattle Co.................................. 53 Flying K Ranch....................................11 Forsyth Ranch Ltd.............................. 29 Four Bar X Ranch............................... 73 Freyburn Angus Farms....................... 13 GBT Angus......................................... 64 Glen Gabel Angus.............................. 10 Hamilton Farms............................. 74,75 Hi Low Angus...................................... 67 Hollinger Land & Cattle....................... 19 Howe Red Angus............................... BC Impact Bull Sale.................................. 24 Ivanhoe Angus...................................111

Johnson Livestock...................................63 Johnston/Fertile Valley Bull Sale.............51 Justamere Farms.....................................65 KBJ Round Farms...................................78 Kenray Ranch..........................................15 Kuntz Farms............................................26 Lambs Quarters Angus............................12 Mantei Farms...........................................48 McTavish Charolais & Red Angus...........66 Merit Cattle Co.........................................20 Midnight Oil Land & Livestock.................54 N E Source Bull Sale...............................32 Nesset Lake Angus..................................22 Nielson/Palmer Bull Sale.........................44 Nordal Angus.............................................3 Northern Progress Bull Sale....................46 Nu-Horizon Angus...................................58 On Target Bull Sale................................ 110 Optimal Bovines Inc.................................42 Peak Dot Ranch........................................9 Shortgrass Bull Sale/Sandy Bar Ranch...61 Six Mile Ranch Ltd..............................56,57 South View Ranch...................................37 Spring Creek Simmentals/ Red Rose Angus......................................59 Standard Hill Livestock............................25 Stuart Cattle Station................................68 T Bar K Ranch.........................................33 Triple A Bull Sale.....................................40 Triple J Farms..........................................72 Triple V Ranch.........................................93 Twin Heritage Farms...............................60 U-6 Livestock...........................................62 Ward's Red Angus...................................17 Wheelers Stock Farm................................5 Wilbar Cattle Co......................................35 Windy Willows Farms..............................28 Working Stiffs Bull Sale...........................41 Young Dale Angus...................................69

Now that I'm older, here's a few things that I've discovered: 1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it. 2. My wild oats are mostly enjoyed with prunes and all-bran. 3. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 4. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. 5. If all is not lost, then where the heck is it? 6. It was a whole lot easier to get older than it was to get wiser. 7. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he'd have put them on my knees. 8. When I'm finally holding all the right cards, everyone wants to play chess. 9. It's not hard to meet expenses... They are everywhere. 10. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter... I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I'm "here after". 11. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded. Page 109


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