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Summertime Ramblings I hope everyone is enjoying a great summer. The song says “roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” . I don’t know about anyone else, but I seem to have seen far more crazy than I have lazy and hazy! I often think that the only difference between winter work and summer work on a farm, is the amount of layers of clothing we have to wear. I have to admit that I do enjoy simply putting on a pair of shoes in the summer, and heading out the door in the morning rather than having to cover your entire body with layer upon layer of clothing. Two years ago, as I was walking down an aisle at Agribition, I realized that someone had walked up beside me when I felt his arm go around my shoulder. When I turned to see who it was, I was surprised to see a very well known breeder of another breed of cattle. He said he just wanted to commend me, as well as other Shorthorn breeders, for producing cattle that were useful to the beef industry. We stopped in the aisle and had a short visit. I thanked him for his kind words and he then said that in some ways we were doing some things ‘too good”. I had to ask him what he meant, as I wasn’t sure what his point was. He laughed and said that Shorthorn breeders have been causing him some hardship. He said that one of his neighbors had purchased a Shorthorn bull several years before this, and that he was still using that bull. His neighbor had also been purchasing bulls in his sale, and he was constantly telling him, that these bulls couldn’t hold a candle to the old Shorthorn bull he was using. Half jokingly, he said that when someone buys a bull in his sale, he pretty much knows he will be looking for another bull in 2-3 years. He said that Shorthorn breeders don’t know this, as the bull they sell to someone could last for many more years providing he doesn’t injure himself. I again thanked him for his comments and for taking the time

to stop me and tell me this. I told him that breeding cattle in any breed is a constant search for improvement and that this was a very good thing. I have thought of this conversation many times since, and have it has been a good reminder to me, that even though we oftentimes think we are not progressing the breed as fast as we should be, there are still many positive things we should be proud of. In the past few months, I have seen firsthand, what this breeder who stopped me in the aisle had said. At three different farms I delivered bulls to, I saw a 7 year old, a 10 year old and an 11 year old bull that these people had purchased from me as yearlings. All of these operations run larger numbers of cows so they were able to use these bulls longer than most people could. All three people said that they had never trimmed the feet on their bulls, and the reason they had kept these bulls was because they wanted as many daughters as they could get to put back into their herds. The 10 and 11 year old bulls were definitely showing some age, but they were going to be seeing some cows again this summer. The owner of the 11 year old bull said he had kept this bull not only because his daughters were good cows, but also because he was so easy to handle and that he never bothered a fence. These are economical traits that many forget to mention. I don’t believe for a moment that I am alone in producing Shorthorn bulls with stay ability. Over the years, I have been asked several times if I would consider taking their older herd bull as a part payment for a younger bull. I oftentimes hear “the bull I am using is too good to go to market, but I have too many daughters and granddaughters in my herd.” I heard this again last year when I was asked if I would consider taking a coming 9 year old Shorthorn bull as a payment on another bull. This guy said that this bull was the best bull Continued on page 8 The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019


rm Fa e th ve a Le r ve e N d n a ip Tr A Take Our numbers may be fewer, and we may be getting older, but our commitment and dedication to the Shorthorn breed and to producing quality Shorthorn breeding stock has never been higher.

Check out our embryo and semen opportunities on our website www.horseshoecreekfarms.com and on our Facebook page “Horseshoe Creek Shorthorns”. Embryos are exportable to many countries and we have semen available in Canada, USA and Australia on many of our herdsires.

HC Eliza Jane 2F a daughter of HC Free Spirit 6Y HC Eldorado 68E a son of HC Free Spirit 6Y HC Janet 27F – an April/18 daughter of HC Bluebook 22B

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Canadian Shorthorn Association Board of Directors President

Dale Asser Duntroon, ON Phone 705-444-0386 Cell 705-444-9403 hillhavenshorthorns1@gmail.com

President-Elect Ray Armbruster Rossburn, MB Ph: 204-859-2088 Cell: 431-761-4477 ray.armbruster@gmail.com Directors

Bob Merkley Aldergrove, BC Phone 604-607-7733 Cell 778-240-7233 circlemshorthorns@telus.net Dan Stephenson Okotoks, AB Phone 403-938-4112 Cell 587-436-2224 djstephenson1@gmail.com Richard Moellenbeck Box 47, Englefeld, SK S0K 1N0 Ph:306-287-3420 Cell: 306-287-7904 bellmfarms@outlook.ca Dennis Cox Compton, QC Phone 819-837-2086 Fax 819-820-5080 triplejcox2018@gmail.com Mitchell Boyle Indian Mountain, NB Phone 506-384-0129 Cell 506-875-5450 eastcoastfoods@outlook.com Canadian Shorthorn Association Belinda Wagner, Secretary-Treasurer 2nd Floor, Canada Centre Building Evraz Place, Box 3771, Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Phone 306-757-2212 Fax 306-525-5852 Email office@canadianshorthorn.com Website www.canadianshorthorn.com Office hours 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday

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CSA News... The CSA board met for two productive days at the end of May, in conjunction with our annual meeting. Good discussions were held and we are moving forward with programming and promotions as discussed after our meetings last year. • CSA Registry - continue to adjust and improve the CSA’s Digital Beef Registry platform and data display as quickly and effectively as possible, including the providing the most current EPD data thru IGS. - we encourage the membership to investigate the many facets of the registry system and utilize the information that is available. The registry team is always happy to be of assistance if you have questions or notice that something seems to be in error. • Communication - the CSA’s Facebook page continues to gather followers and we encourage you to like and share information from it, and with us. - the CSA website is currently undergoing a redesign. We look forward to launching the new ‘look’ website later this fall. - the “Shorthorn Brief” which you have received frequently in your email over the past couple of years will continue to provide important news and information. Please ensure your email address is current with us to receive the e-newsletter.

• Shorthorn Plus - a committee will be working to rebrand and promote appendix cattle for shows across the country to encourage more participation in our events. • Juniors - A leadership workshop is being planned for early in the new year to further develop our Junior Association, with the support of Shadybrook Farms. We are looking for one or two juniors from each region to attend this workshop, which will be held over a couple of days in the Toronto area to get input and to learn about developing a more effective youth organization for the Shorthorn breed. Watch for updates and more details in our “Shorthorn Brief” as we move forward. On behalf of everyone in attendance, we extend our thanks to the Quebec Shorthorn Association for hosting the 2019 AGM in West Brome. The speakers, arrangements and hospitality were excellent. The talk and comradery at the breakfast tables, coffee breaks and of course, the ‘hospitality suite’ are also a highlight of this event as many members don’t often see their fellow breeders from distant provinces. Make plans to attend the 2020 AGM in Alberta – you won’t regret it for a second. We will be in the Edmonton area June 18-20!

CSA Registry & Member Services Shayla Chappell, Dallas Wise, Laura Ecklund Unit A, #13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Ph: 403-717-2581 Fax: 403-253-1704 registry@canadianshorthorn.com https://csa.digitalbeef.com Office hours: 8:30 - 4:30 September 1 to March 31 - - Monday to Friday April 1 to August 31 - - Monday to Thursday

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CSA Board of Directors

(L-R): Ray Armbruster, Dan Stephenson, Belinda Wagner, Bob Merkley, Dale Asser, Richard Moellenbeck, Dennis Cox and Mitchell Boyle

Congratulations to the 2019 Recipients of the Legend of the Breed Award

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Summertime Ramblings he had ever owned and he hated to ship him to market. I don’t think many other breeds hear this as often as Shorthorn breeders do! My point of this rambling is to be a reminder to all Shorthorn breeders that we certainly are doing some things right. We need to continue to seek improvement in many traits, but let’s not toss the things we have “got right” in search of improvement in areas that are “not so right”. Over the past few months, I have seen some opposing viewpoints on internet sites as to what the Shorthorn breed is and should be. Some argue that this breed is a maternal breed and we should not ever forget it. I would agree that this breed is very maternal but it is also much more than this. An example of this, just recently was shown in the World Steak Challenge, where the Morrison’s grocery chain from Scotland won the award with Shorthorn steaks, for the second year in a row. Their win this year wasn’t even from their highest priced beef cuts. There were entries from several different countries in this competition. Morrison’s have had a major role in promoting the popularity of the Shorthorn breed in the UK as they have been paying a sizable premium for Shorthorn beef for several years now. I often wonder if other breeds have

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as many internal debates as to which bloodlines we should be using and which ones are worthless, and which sized cow is the best for us all to be raising? I think the answer to these questions, and many more, depends on where you live and what your market is that you are trying to supply. I think we would all be better off, if we “live and let live” and let the marketplace dictate who is right. It could be that we are all right, depending on what we are trying to do. I hope this is not coming across as preaching, but rather food for thought. We all need to remember that the Shorthorn breed, here in Canada, is a very small breed in the industry. This can mean many things, but I think it also means we have to work twice as hard (or more) to get noticed when compared to some of the bigger breeds. I am reminded of a Shorthorn breeder who said that he had over 300 bulls of other breeds selling each spring very close to his farm. He said that in order for him to sell Shorthorn bulls, they could not just be as good as the other bulls selling, but they had to be twice as good. He said that he always put his Shorthorn bulls in a pasture near the main road that led to some of the other sales near him, and it almost always resulted in sales. He also said that if he left his bulls in the pen behind the barn, he wouldn’t sell any. I have heard some people say that their Shorthorn bulls are as good as bulls in other breeds,

but they still can’t sell them. I think the point is, that you have to be producing a better product before you can start to take market share from other breeds. Shorthorns and Shorthorn breeders are doing a lot of things right. Let’s never forget this, while we continue to work to make our breed even better. I hope everyone finds time to enjoy the rest of your summer. I have no idea why summer seems so short and winter seems so long. In a few short weeks, I am planning to spend part of my summer in Ireland and England touring several Shorthorn herds. Hopefully, this will provide me with some good memories to think about as I try to survive another Canadian winter. The fall show and sale season is fast approaching and I hope everyone will consider helping the breed, and your own breeding program, showcase itself to the industry by bringing out your very best. Happy haying and harvest! See you down the road, Grant

The Fall Show and Sale will soon be upon us. Please remember to submit your DNA tests early, so that show and sale animals can be registered on time for you to enter them properly! Please also know that ALL animals shown in Canadian shows must have a Canadian registration certificate. Thanks and contact the registry if you need assistance – 403-717-2581 registry@canadianshorthorn.com

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Many thanks to those who've invested into Crooked Post genetics in the last year, whether working with the next door neighbor or with someone from afar, the friendships and experiences we share together are appreciated.

This 2019 calf crop is made up of sire groups from Crooked Post Stockman 4Z, DRS Super Mario 42E, Crooked Post Drover 29D and Crooked Post Tobias 13D. Despite the weather challenges of this past winter/spring 2019 in western Canada, the cows came through in good form and the calves are moving forward in leaps and bounds on their summer range.

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The doors are always open here, we warmly welcome all visitors. Bulls and Females available year round, semen and embryos available internationally. crookedpostshorthorn crookedpostshorthorns@hotmail.com The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019

Seaborn Family Kirk & Brandie • Tom & Sharon Rocky Mountain House, Alberta 403-729-2267 403-322-0142 Page 9


SOME OF WHAT WE HAVE... Birdtail SV Ultra 133A ET

Saskvalley Ultra 12J x JT Betsy 10K

Birdtail Falcon 14F ET

Muridale Buster 14K x Birdtail EU Betsy 18X myostatin free

Other sires at Birdtail this year are: Birdtail EI Ideal 1D • Birdtail Everyday 50E • Birdtail Gus 80E Bell M Ezekiel 103E • Saskvalley Copyright Ranch raised, bred for performance.

BIRDTAIL SHORTHORNS

Saskvalley Copyright 20C x Birdtail EM Betsy 151B Copyright is siring consistent low birthweights with tremendous performance and outstanding docility.

Thanks to all who have shown interest and purchased Birdtail Stock. Ray and Susan Armbruster Rossburn, MB 204 859 2088

email shorthornsue@gmail.com

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In Memory... Jean Kathleen “Kay” McRae (nee Cornford)

Kay McRae of Ayr passed away peacefully at her home, Kirkwood Residences, Ayr, on Monday, June 3, 2019 in her 88th year. Cherished wife of the late Ian McRae (2002); Loving mother of Liz Michiels (Joe), Peter McRae (Kim), Anne Locke (Curtis) and Jamie McRae (Christina); Wonderful Grandmother to her 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Sadly missed by her brother John Cornford and brother-inlaw Reg Walker and extended family. Kay is predeceased by her parents Harold and Elsie Cornford (nee Kendall), her sister Marian Walker and her granddaughter Katie. Kay was a lifetime resident of Ayr, an active and valued member of her community, including Townline Community, Paris Agriculture Society, Knox Church, Ayr Horticulture, Canadian Shorthorn Association, Women’s Institute, Board of Ayr and District Citizens Association, Bridge and Euchre clubs, and the Kirkwood community. Kay was a valued member of Ayr Farmers Mutual for 29 years. Through each of these associations, Kay made many lifelong friends.

Emerson Clarke - Scotsdale Shorthorns...

Emerson passed away peacefully, after a brief illness on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Georgetown Hospital in his 84th year. Loving husband of Joyce (nee Copeland) for 59 years. Father to Lee-Anne, Gerald and Kimberley (predeceased). Grandpa to Jessica, Cole and Aaron; great-grandpa to Landon. Brother to Olive (Ron) (both predeceased), Glen (Margo), Lindsay (Gail), Dorothy (Joe), Russell (Dorothy), and will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Emerson was a long time employee of S.G. Bennett of Scotsdale Farm, Georgetown. A Celebration of Life took place on Saturday May 4th at Jones Funeral Home, Georgetown. Donations in Emerson’s memory may be made to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation or Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House (cancer support). Editor’s Note : Over the years I have always enjoyed my visits with Emerson Clarke. He was known to Shorthorn breeders around the world. He managed the Scotsdale Farm herd for many years when it was owned by Mr. S.G. Bennett, and he took over as owner of the Scotsdale and Benvale herds after Mr. Bennett’s death. Emerson was an excellent cattleman and an excellent student of the Shorthorn breed. His integrity and his word were second to none. Even after he sold the Scotsdale herd, and retired, he attended any Shorthorn event he could. The Shorthorn breed has lost an incredible breeder and the world has lost an incredible human being. May he rest in peace.

Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductee...

Ernie Esau (Elm Creek): Ernie is being recognized as a true leader in Canadian beef agriculture. What began with his initial purchase of two purebred Shorthorn heifers ultimately resulted in Ernie becoming a breeding trendsetter with his Dual-Purpose Polled Shorthorns. Ernie’s highly regarded reputation earned him hundreds of awards and accolades from professors and peers for his improvements to the breed. Ernie was inducted at a special ceremony on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg. The ceremony will also include the announcement of the Red River Exhibition’s 2019 Farm Family of the Year as well as the opportunity to award the Red River Exhibition Foundation’s Agriculture & Agri-Food scholarships. The mandate of the Manitoba Agriculture Hall of Fame is to formally and publicly recognize persons who, in the course of their residence in Manitoba, have made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of agriculture and the betterment of rural living in the province.

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ed to the ** 2 bred heifers consign orn Sale All Star Classic Shorth 26, 2019. Lacombe, AB • October

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** A good selection of to the Bred Heifers consigned Sale 4’s Company Shorthorn 1, 2019. Camrose, AB • December

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A Look Back in Time – Scotsdale Farm One of my biggest regrets, since we started this magazine, is that I never got around to doing an article on Scotsdale F a r m , while Emerson Clarke was alive. I am very sure that Emerson could have provided far more information than I have been able to find. I would like to thank Pat Thibodeau, a neighbor, close friend and fellow Shorthorn breeder, for helping me “fill in some of the blanks” as I started to write this article. I would also like to thank George and Doug Brown who provided me with the eulogy George gave at Emerson’s funeral. It was a very fitting and moving tribute. Emerson Clarke’s obituary is in this issue of the magazine. I would especially thank Lee-Anne Clarke (Emerson and Joyce’s daughter) for providing an excellent timeline of her father’s life. It was after reading all the information I received about Emerson Clarke, and reflecting on what this man had meant to me, that I decided I better write this article, before more time passed by. As a young boy growing up, I dreamt of someday being able to visit some of the Shorthorn herds in Eastern Canada that I held in high regard such as Louada Manor Farms, Peterborough, ON and Scotsdale Farm, Georgetown, ON. There were many other such places I held in my mind as being special, but these two stood out the most. In 1967, when I was 16 years old, I was able to visit Louada when I accompanied Gary Latimer, from Remitall Farms, Olds, AB on a trip to Louada with a load of cattle. Even today, I can hardly imagine what our parents, (Louis and Page 14

Jean Latimer and Gerald and Pauline Alexander) were thinking when they allowed two sixteen year old boys to head east from Alberta, with a very large truck packed full of cattle. To make this even more amazing, was that we stopped at many farms through Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba and not only delivered cattle, but also bought cattle at almost every farm. We ended up loading cattle on the truck all the way back, that we had purchased on the way to Ontario, so it was basically a full load both ways. But, I am getting distracted. Back to the story of Scotsdale! Emerson Clarke was born in 1935, on his family’s farm in Proton County, Ontario. From a very early age, he expressed interest in Shorthorn cattle and as a result of this, he started his career by working at Louada Manor part time in 1956 and 1957. In 1959, he applied for a job at Scotsdale after seeing an ad in the newspaper and was successful in being hired.

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millionaire, when being a millionaire meant something”. Probably his biggest career position was being Vice President of Canada Packers from 1946 to his retirement in 1965. He was involved in many other businesses and organizations throughout his life. In 1943, Maurice Baker was hired to be the farm manager and he was instrumental in developing the Shorthorn herd. Through his management Scotsdale won many awards at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and the Chicago International. At the end of World War II Mr. Bennett decided to expand their herd, by purchasing several bred heifers in Scotland. They ended up purchasing 12 bred heifers and after 11 of them had

I got my opportunity to visit Scotsdale for the first time in 1974. This was the first year that I exhibited our Shorthorns The Honourable Irene Dewhurst and Lt. Col. Hugh at the Royal Agricultural Winter Dewhurst, Dungarthill Shorthorns, Scotland Fair. The famous Scotsdale herd was stalled close to our cattle and been selected the Scottish owner gave one morning Emerson Clarke stopped Mrs. Bennett the courtesy of selecting by and asked me if I would like to go the 12th and last heifer. She selected out visit the farm later that afternoon. It a female named Princess Deirdre and did not take much for me to accept his the bull calf she was carrying was invitation. named Scotsdale Aspiration who went on to become the first of many Scotsdale is located a few kilometers Grand Champion bulls Scotsdale had north of Georgetown, ON and it was at the Royal. In 1952 Mr. Bennett established in 1938 by Stewart and and Maurice Baker again travelled to Violet Bennett. Through the 1940s Scotland to find a new herd bull. They and early 50s the farm was expanded selected Calrossie Prefect, who was the and it eventually was over 600 acres Grand Champion Bull at Perth, where in size. Stewart Bennett was a very they paid 6100 guineas for him. (As successful educator and business man a side note, to show how significant and his biography says “he became a this amount was back then, this would The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019


name, known by Shorthorn enthusiasts around the world. Emerson Clarke became the farm manager at Scotsdale in 1961 and he continued to advance the Scotsdale Shorthorn herd through the modern era. Emerson continued to show and sell Scotsdale animals at many events throughout Canada and Bulls being loaded for the trip to Scotland the U.S. I remember several of the be approximately $188,600 in 2019 Scotsdale animals offered at the dollars!) Calrossie Prefect was sired by Canadian International Bull Sale held Calrossie Welcome, who probably sired in Brandon, MB. Scotsdale’s bulls were more winning animals in that era than always popular and were also in the hunt for the top placings. One of the highlights of Emerson’s career at Scotsdale occurred in 1970, when he was able to sell the first two Shorthorn bulls to go back to Scotland as herd sires, from North America. These two bulls were Scotsdale Coinage and Scotsdale Cromarty and they were purchased by The Honorable Irene Dewhurst, for her famous Dungarthill herd in Scotland. Emerson Open house at Dungarthill when the Scotsdale accompanied the bulls on the bulls arrive airplane to Scotland and they any other in Scotland. I also found it were met at the airport by pipers and interesting, that when I was able to visit press. An open house was held once the with Donald and Diana McGillvary bulls arrived at the Dewhurst estate and at their Calrossie farm in 2013, they again many cattlemen and press showed mentioned that Calrossie Prefect was up to see the new Canadian genetics their favorite animal that they had that had arrived. Another highlight for sold to North America. Calrossie Scotsdale was in 1978 when bulls bred Prefect bred well at Scotsdale, siring at Scotsdale won Championships in many championship winning animals three countries, Canada, Argentina and for them. Many sons, grandsons and Scotland. Earlier that year three bulls great grandsons of Prefect went on to had been exported to Argentina, namely win championships for Scotsdale. For Scotsdale Innsbruck, Scotsdale Kismet example, one of the most famous herd and Scotsdale Exploit. Not many farms sires at Scotsdale in the 60s and early I know can claim to have their bulls win 70s was Scotsdale Tehran who was a three major shows around the world in great grandson of Calrossie Prefect. the same year! Tehran, as well as his sire and his grand sire, had all won Grand Champion In 1984, Emerson returned to Scotland, Bull honours at the Royal. Scotsdale this time to judge the Royal Highland Shorthorns soon became a household Show in Edinburgh. This show was The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019

attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Emerson was quite proud of being able to visit with her on this occasion.

Queen Elizabeth II visits with Emerson Clarke at the Royal Highland Show

In 1982, S.G. Bennett passed away, and a large portion of the Scotsdale Farm was bequeathed to the Ontario Heritage Trust, as the Bennett’s did not have any children to pass the farm on to. He also made it possible for Emerson Clarke to continue the Scotsdale herd and he also provided enough land for this to be done at the present location. Emerson continued to develop this herd, now as owner and manager. I will remember my first trip to Scotsdale forever! From that day in 1974, when Emerson took me to see the herd, I have always thought, that of all the people I have known, he had one of the nicest settings to work in every day. In 1974, the 40 km trip from Toronto to Georgetown included travelling through several kilometers of farmland. It wasn’t very long after before Georgetown was basically a Continued on page 16 Page 15


A Look Back in Time – Scotsdale Farm suburb of Toronto. When we arrived at Scotsdale, Emerson took me down the long driveway into the farm, that was lined with some of the biggest trees I had ever saw (remember, I was a prairie boy and most any tree was considered to be big to me!). This lane was closed soon after this and is now used a part of the extensive hiking trails on the farm today. When we arrived at the yard, it was like we had entered a new world. The buildings were beautiful and the only sounds I heard were the water running over the dam by the barns and an occasional cow bawling in a distant pasture. It was as if the rest of the world did not exist, but in reality, it was very close nearby. When I think of Scotsdale, I always remember the resident swans that swam on the small pond created by the dam in the yard. These swans remained on this pond for many generations. I guess they figured life couldn’t get much better than this! I remember the wishing well close to the pond and the main barn and it is still a popular site in the park today. But mostly I remember the cattle. Emerson first took me to see the herd bulls and other bulls being developed for sale. The herd bulls were all in individual pens inside a barn that opened onto a small courtyard. When we arrived at each pen Emerson quickly brushed any straw off their bodies, opened the door and each bull walked out into the courtyard, so we could view them easily. Each and every bull was brushed and as clean as any animal at the Royal. Every bull even had its tail brushed out and there was really no way they could

have looked any better. To say I was impressed would be an understatement! The cow herd was out on the greenest pastures I had ever seen, for it being November. I was also shown the horse barn where the Bennett’s had kept their prize Arabian horses, which were no longer there by this time. The pure cherry wood horse stalls were still there and it was a very impressive sight. Their foundation Arabians were imported from Britain as well. After we viewed all the cattle on the farm, Emerson asked me if I would like to meet Mr. Bennett. He said that Mr. Bennett was not feeling particularly good that day, but he would appreciate it if we stopped and said hello. We walked up to the main house and Mr. Bennett met us at the door. We had a brief visit, but did not stay too long. That was my only opportunity to meet this famous man, but I will say that the Scotsdale he developed had a lasting effect on me. For many years Scotsdale has continued to have a prominent role in the Shorthorn breed in Canada. Emerson developed a very loyal customer base especially in Ontario and many herds used bulls purchased from Scotsdale for several decades. This was also the same with females, as Emerson had breeders who were ready to buy any females that were available from the

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Scotsdale herd. As a result, many herds in Canada were built around genetics derived from purchases from Scotsdale. Emerson also supported sales whenever possible. One sale I remember was a Scotsdale female consigned to the sale held in conjunction with the Canadian Junior Shorthorn Show in Ontario in 1989. This female topped the sale at $10,000 selling to Howard and Madeline Martin, Phelpston, ON. Another female I remember well was Scotsdale Eliza Hadessa 14D who sold to Cagwin Farms in Illinois as a mature female. I still consider this female as one of the best Shorthorn cows I have ever laid eyes on. A granddaughter of this cow is the roan yearling heifer pictured in the Horseshoe Creek ad in this issue. There have been many more outstanding females that carried the Scotsdale prefix. One of the things I always thought was impressive, was the fact that Emerson Clarke was not afraid to use bulls he had bred in his own herd. Many of his Champion bulls at the Royal

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Agricultural Winter Fair went on to become outstanding herd bulls in his herd. Of these, some of the stand outs were: Scotsdale Negus, Scotsdale Rodney, Scotsdale Viscount, Scotsdale Monteith and Benvale Top Choice 5A. Woody Hills Mark 6th was purchased from Harold and Keith Poole, Kemnay, MB and he did an outstanding job at Scotsdale. He was the first polled Shorthorn bull to walk their pastures. There was a very good son of Woody Hills Mark 6th shown at the National show in Brandon, MB last fall by Grayson Ross, Brandon, MB, who is a nephew of Keith Poole. As more and more AI sires became available, Emerson selected semen from sires he thought could do a good job in his herd. He proved to have an excellent track record when it came to mating the right bull to the right female. As Emerson’s health started to fail, the Scotsdale herd was reduced in size and was eventually dispersed in a private sale to Fantasy Lane Farms owned by Rick Salzsauler in Ontario. Rick knew some of the genetics of Scotsdale needed to be maintained so he flushed some of the better Scotsdale cows he purchased and he has maintained many embryos from them. Today, Scotsdale Farm still exists and it is still maintained as a heritage nature and agricultural preserve by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Since my first visit to Scotsdale, I have visited this farm any time I was in the area and I have been there many times. I have only been there once since the Shorthorn herd was dispersed and it did seem different, but to me, it still remains a special place. As it says on the Ontario Heritage Trust website, “Scotsdale Farm is a hidden treasure”. I could not agree more! This farm has been used to film many movies and TV shows over the years. The Campbells was filmed exclusively at Scotsdale and I was there on more than one occasion when it was being The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019

produced. This show was on TV in the late 1980s, and Shorthorn cows were oftentimes in the background on some of the shows. In 2005 the movie “The Recruit” starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell was filmed on the Scotsdale Farm. Many other movies have used the beautiful setting of Scotsdale over the years. Another movie “The Long Kiss Goodnight” starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson was also shot there in 1996.

Emerson Clarke shortly after arriving at Scotsdale.

I am going to miss Emerson Clarke and I cannot help but think that with his death an amazing amount of breed history passed with him. I always enjoyed my visits with Emerson and I always found him to be sincere and very knowledgeable. Even after his Shorthorn herd was sold, Emerson was always completely up to date with what was happening in the breed. A person had to be up on his lessons, before talking with Emerson. To me, he was a master breeder. It was very evident to me that he was honest almost to a fault. I do not ever remember Emerson Clarke saying anything negative about another breeder or another person’s cattle. He was a true definition of a gentleman. He had an excellent eye for cattle and he judged numerous shows over the years. When the shows

were over, there was no question that Emerson had placed the cattle exactly the way he saw them that day. It is not a surprise to me that many of his best customers were not only customers for life, but also friends for life. I am so very thankful that Emerson Clarke came over and asked me if I wanted to visit Scotsdale that day in November 1974. I may have eventually got to Scotsdale sometime in the future, but that visit had a huge impact on my life. I will always remember his kindness and thoughtfulness. Like many others, I am very proud that I was able to call Emerson Clarke my friend, even though our paths only crossed a few times each year. In his eulogy for Emerson, George Brown quoted these words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Lives of Great Men all remind us; we can make our lives sublime and in parting leave behind us; Footprints on the Sands of Time. Emerson left his footprints on the sands of time!” I think anyone who knew Emerson Clarke would agree. This is also a reason for my deciding to write this article. It is an important part of our past, and I have been remiss for not doing this before now. Great memories… ■

Congratulations!

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How Docility Impacts Conception Rates

BEEF Daily By Amanda Radke

Producers working heifers and cows through the chute for breeding would benefit from taking chute scores to record and identify disposition issues. In our seedstock business, we are seeing an increased interest in buyers who select for two common traits disposition and calving ease. I think these priorities correlate with the trend that the average age of the rancher is nearing 60 years old. With age comes wisdom, and I always think it’s a good idea to avoid bad temperament and dystocia problems whenever possible. In addition to seasoned wisdom, I believe many of these older producers may not have the energy and agility to tolerate ornery cows and calving problems like they did in their 20s and 30s. And while we shouldn’t base our purchasing decisions on single-trait selection, I do believe that docility impacts everything from feed efficiency to pregnancy rates to carcass quality to the well-being of the producer . A recent article written by Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University emeritus Extension animal scientist, highlights exactly how cow disposition affects pregnancy rates. Selk writes, “Now we have another good excuse to cull cows due to bad temperament. Producers that routinely breed cows artificially realize that cows that are unruly and nervous are less likely to conceive to artificial insemination. “Presumably, the lowered conception rates were because they have been stressed as they are passed through the working facilities and restrained while being synchronized and inseminated. Research trials indicate, even in the serenity of a natural breeding pasture, cows with bad dispositions are less likely to conceive when mated with bulls. “Louisiana State University researchers presented data about the impact of temperament on growth and reproductive performance of beef replacement heifers. They used crossbred heifers that were evaluated for ‘chute score.’ Heifers were scored as 1= calm, no movement to 5= violent and continuous struggling while in the working chute and exit velocity. “Exit velocity is a measurement of the speed at which the heifer would travel as she exited a working chute. Page 18

‘Slow’ heifers (presumably more docile) were heavier at breeding time and tended to have a higher body condition score. Pregnancy rate did not significantly differ between slow, medium, and fast heifers when all crossbreds were considered,” Selk says. “However, it was interesting to note that pregnant BrahmanHereford F1 cross heifers tended to have lower exit velocities (at both weaning and at the end of the breeding season) than their counterparts that failed to become pregnant. These researchers concluded that some important relationships between growth, reproduction and temperament may exist in beef replacement heifers. “University of Florida animal scientists recorded disposition scores over two years on 160 Braford and 235 Brahman x British crossbred cows. They wanted to evaluate the effects of cow temperament and energy status on the probability to become pregnant during a 90-day natural breeding season. “Cows were scored as 1= calm, no movement to 5= violent and continuous struggling while in the working chute. Also, a pen score assessment was assigned as 1= unalarmed and unexcited to 5= very excited and aggressive toward the technician. An exit velocity speed score was measured as the cows exited the working chute as 1= slowest and 5= fastest. An overall temperament index score was calculated by averaging the chute score, pen score and exit velocity score,” he says. “Blood samples were analyzed for cortisol concentrations. Cortisol is a hormone released when mammals are stressed or excited. Increased cow temperament score and elevated plasma cortisol concentrations both were associated with decreased probability of pregnancy. “These results suggest that excitable temperament and the subsequent elevated cortisol concentrations are detrimental to the reproductive function of cows. These authors concluded that management strategies that improve cow disposition, enhance their immune status, and maintain the cow herd at adequate levels of nutrition are required for optimal reproductive performance.” Selk’s article is worth noting as producers prepare to artificially inseminate replacement heifers and cows. For myself, this article was timely as we had plans to place CIDRs in our replacement heifers as we follow a synchronization protocol for timed artificial insemination. The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019


As each heifer works through the chute, I will be taking notes on her disposition, and I think the aforementioned notes of including a chute score, pen score and exit velocity score will give us a good indication of any culling decisions we need to make. We’ll also be able to note any differences in sires and perhaps correlate any disposition trends to specific genetic lines. Focusing on disposition pays, no matter what your operation’s goals are. Working with mean, spooky or ornery animals is dangerous, costly and limiting. Pay attention to this trait and reap the rewards.

Source... URL: https://www.beefmagazine.com/management/ how-docility-impacts-conception-rates

Looking for some help this fall at Agribition? Here might be your answer… We recently received this email from Cara Doggert of New Zealand: My name is Cara Doggett, I am 19 years of age and I would love to come to have a tour of your beautiful shorthorn cattle around different studs all over Canada. Five years ago I started my Beef shorthorn stud, called ‘Ceejay’. I saved up all my money for my first registered yearling and started to break her in, and from that point, my stud got bigger and better. Currently, I have 28 head of cattle in my stud, ranging in age and size. I show these around Northland, my home town located at the top of the North Island of New Zealand. Some of my cows have different bloodlines which I have used to my advantage. With the main focus in my stud being new bloodlines with more height and better feet. I have been selling registered bulls for two years and enjoyed seeing the promise that they have to the breed, so choosing agriculture as my career was in my blood. I am passionate about getting great genetics to take my stud to the next level and using the EBV’s I can achieve this. I having been showing cattle for 11 years and 5 of those have been with my Shorthorns. In May this year, I won the Senior Beef Ambassador 2019 (one of New Zealand’s biggest agricultural titles) which is awarded at Future Beef, which is a weekend event that is centred around ‘Hoof and Hook’. Hoof and Hook is where we raise a steer to compete on foot and their meat. Senior Beef Ambassador is a huge achievement as it is one of New Zealand’s biggest agricultural titles. With this award, I have the opportunity to travel somewhere and represent New Zealand’s Future Beef, and I have chosen the stunning country of Canada. I am emailing to see if any Shorthorn breeders will allow me to help prepare and show at the Agribition this November. I have won multiple champion ribbons in handler/parader and in October I will be representing New Zealand in both Dairy and Beef parader at the Perth royal show. I will be traveling with my father, and while we are over, we would love to be able to visit as many studs around Canada possible. We are hoping to experience different farming aspects and different genetics, however, it will be just me showing. I am wondering if you could please email this or send a message to all the members to see if they are willing to either open their gates for a farm visit or would happily have a New Zealand addition to their show team this coming Agribition. Any questions feel free to ask or if any association members would like to email me, please let me know. Also, I have a Facebook page for my stud called Ceejay Shorthorns, so please have a look if you are interested. Many thanks, Cara

carajdoggett@gmail.com

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IGS implements a new multi-breed imputation pipeline Imputation is a process of predicting unobserved data such as genotypes. Imputation of high-density genotypes from low-density SNP panels and predicting missing genotypes is an essential step for the IGS multi-breed genetic evaluation. All genotyped animals should have the same number of genotype markers without any missing data before they can enter into the genetic evaluation. The current IGS imputation pipeline is based on within-breed-association datasets. There are some animals in the IGS database which may have a parent from another breed. For example, a calf in the Simmental database may be sired by a Red Angus bull in the Red Angus database. That means the genotype information of his sire will not be used for imputation of the calf’s genotypes in the current IGS single-breed imputation pipeline. This may impact the accuracy of imputation and could have consequences on the quality control (QC) metrics used in the current IGS pipeline, leading to sire-offspring mismatches or the discarding of genotypes.

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The IGS genetic evaluation team recently developed a new multi-breed imputation, which also implements a new parentage tool for parentage QC as well as the new version of the software for imputation. The new multi-breed imputation pipeline is more accurate (98.2% vs 96.9% imputation accuracy for 12,676 tested animals) and results in fewer genotype QC failures (17% less discarded genotypes). There is more alignment between the parentage calls using the new approach and the stand-alone parentage test. The new IGS multi-breed imputation pipeline has little impact on GE-EPDs. The correlations between GEEPDs from beta test and actual production runs were high (0.98-0.99) for most traits in most breeds.

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2019 Sun Country Shorthorn Sale March 5, 2019 - Moose Jaw, SK Sale Summary 47 head $198,500

avg $4,223

For the third time in as many years, the Sun Country Shorthorn Sale was hit with a major winter storm. Fortunately, the storm had started to move past by sale morning. This affected the sale day crowd but there was a large number of bidders and buyers on the live internet broadcast. As in many previous years, over 90% of our bulls sold to commercial producers. The high price of the day was for an open heifer, ACC Candy’s Fruit Loop 46F at $15,000, consigned by Anwender Cattle Co. This outstanding daughter of Red Rose Gold Spear Ruffian is also a daughter of Anwender’s many times champion female ACC Candy’s Winegum 14W. Several leading breeders were in the bidding war for this female, which was won by A & C Farms in England. She will be developed as a future donor for their new Shorthorn herd in England. The high selling bull at $10,250 was Lot 2 - HC Caramba Focus 3F, consigned from Horseshoe Creek Farms and Caramba Shorthorns in Ireland. This March 17, 2018 son of HC Bedrock 73B is a well balanced, red neck roan bull and was selected by Sweetgrass Ranches, Medicine Hat, AB Selling at $6,250 was Lot 33 - ACC Falcon 3F, consigned by Anwender Cattle Co. This white, January 2018 bull showed excellent length and muscle expression, and is one of the first sons of the Australian Royalla Rockstar K274 to sell in North America. He was purchased by James Martin, Ituna, SK for his excellent commercial herd. $6,000 - Lot 23- Rocking L Magnum 7E (Rocking L Cattle Co.) sold to James Martin, Ituna, SK $6,000 - Lot 24 - Rocking L Magnum 41E (Rocking L Cattle Co.) sold to James Martin, Ituna, SK $5,750 - Lot 20 - Rocking L Magnum 47E (Rocking L Cattle Co.) sold to Charles Davis, Arcola, SK $5,750 - Lot 12 - HC Fascinator 24F (Horseshoe Creek Farms) sold to Century Lane Farms Ltd, Stoughton, SK

1st Western Prime Shorthorn & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale April 1, 2019 - Innisfail, AB

The 1st Western Prime Sale was hosted by Crooked Post Shorthorns, Sharom Shorthorns, Starbright Shorthorns, Janell Shorthorns and Norell Red Angus at the Innisfail Auction Mart. With a good crowd in attendance, these top quality genetics sold throughout Alberta and BC. Page 22

Topping the bull sale was Crooked Post Drover 11E, selling to Jordan Knauft, Rimbey, AB for $7,000. 11E was sired by Crooked Post Stockman and out of the renowned Minnie cow family. Sharom Shorthorns, Thorhild, AB selected Crooked Post Hope 52E at $5,000. He was a son of KCSF Red Mercury 1B and out of the great producing Crooked Post Hope 8T female. Crooked Post Mercury 36E sold to Linda Roux, Craigmyle, AB for $4,750. He was sired by KCSF Red Mercury and out of a Crooked Post Sam 28X female. Starbright Fergus 14F was selected by Brian Schryver, Westlock, AB for $4,500. He was a son of Lehne Supreme 216C and out of the Starbright Xena 2X female. There were a fancy set of open purebred heifers on offer with Crooked Post Maria 14F selling to Keifer & Ella Graves, Red Deer, AB for $4,500. Golden View Fabricating, Smoky Lake, AB selected two open heifers including Starbright Jennifer 37F for $3,400. There was also a nice group of open commercial heifers selling. Dave and Monique Kufeldt, Ardmore, AB sold the high selling heifers at $1,650 each to Allen & Eva Fogle, Ponoka, AB.

16th Annual Who’s Your Daddy Shorthorn Bull & Female Sale April 4, 2019 - Saskatoon, SK

Sale Summary 34 Two Year Old Bulls $171,400 Avg $5,041 13 Yearling Bulls $56,100 Avg $4,315 8 Yearling Heifers $17,100 Avg $2,137 Lot 35 - Saskvalley Endeavor 206E - $10,250 - The high selling bull of the sale was a crowd favourite when he stepped into the ring. Endeavor’s admirable calving ease is what led to Lehmanns using him on some of their heifers, but also led to Bigelow Farms of O’Neals, California purchasing this Trans X son. Lot 2 - Muridale Raw Hide 6E - $8,500 - The Muris brought their impressive Raw Hide bull to town, a red bull that has tremendous thickness and marbling. Raw Hide is going south to Warner Ranch of Riverton, WY. Lot 58 - Bell M Titanium 47F - $8,000 - The high selling yearling bull, which was part of the Moellenbeck’s fall show string, was bought by repeat Who’s Your Daddy buyer, George LaClare of Edam, SK. Lot 45 - Saskvalley Escape 380E - $7,750 - Hawk View Charolais of Foothill, AB claimed one of Saskvalley’s very eye appealing fall show bulls for their herd. Lot 23 - Saskvalley Editor 75E - $7,750 - Ryan Chandler of Pattsbaro, TX selected a real complete roan Banjo son. Lot 12 - Muridale Electro 314E - $7,500 - Matlock Farms of Lloydminster, SK purchased this fantastic roan son of Six S Zipper. Lot 55 - Bell M Lonestar 36F - $6,750 - Hart Lowenberger of Wynyard, SK brought home 5 great bulls and females from the sale but his prize purchase was this impressive heifer bull supplied by the Moellenbecks. The Canadian SHORTHORN REPORT - Herd Reference 2019


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