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Official Publication of the Saskatchewan Angus Association

Summer 2014

Publications Mail Agreement #40019886

Embracing Innovations... Right now is a great time to be involved in the cattle business! I cannot remember a time with more optimism and positivity. Spring bull sales were as strong as I can remember and indicators look good for a strong calf market this fall. All factors appear to be aligning for a very bright future in the cattle industry. With all of the good things our sector is currently experiencing it becomes increasingly easy to become complacent and overlook the details that have gotten us to where we are at. I suggest that now is not the time to lose track of your bearings. Now is the time to pay attention to the details that have made your operation so successful. Continue to do the things that you do well; whether it be managing your cost of production, actively promoting your breeding program or implementing a successful range management program. These factors will all remain important for the long term viability of your livestock operation. As a person gets older it becomes very clear that the only thing that remains constant in life is change. Technology, programs and policy continue to evolve and develop. Sometimes it becomes a job onto itself just to keep pace with all of this new information. A simple way to keep on top of all this information

is through conversations with your peer group, accountant or agriculture extension folks. By building a network of trusted individuals you can begin to sort through all of the new information and choose what will best suit your needs. Make a point of setting time aside in your hectic schedule to learn about new technologies, programs or smart phone app’s that you can integrate into your program. The following are a few technologies and programs that I believe will become increasingly important to beef operations in the future.

by Sheldon Kyle

It is very clear that the internet including the use of social and digital media are here to stay! Think back to a time when your advertising program was as simple as placing a classified ad in the local newspaper, creating an advertisement for the breed magazine and making some phone calls to your customers. Continued on page 6


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Hurry! Early-bird Deadline Extended to May 10th!

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President

Saskatchewan Angus Association 2014 Board of Directors Bob Toner Kelfield, SK 306-932-2180 shonda.toner@gmail.com

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

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

1st Vice-President David Johnson Peebles, SK 306-224-4341 daj@sasktel.net

2nd Vice-President Michael Wheeler Saskatoon, SK 306-382-9324 wheelers_stock_farm@hotmail.com

Katie Olynyk Junior Director Goodeve, SK 306-730-7160 olynyk2k@uregina.ca

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

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

Todd Family Honourary President Wood Mountain, SK & Flintoft, SK

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

Kevin Blair Canadian Director Lanigan, SK 306-365-7922 kevin@blairs.ag

! !! R O L O C G N I O G E R A E W Beginning with the Fall 2014 issue, we will be offering full color pages

Directors Jason Frey Oxbow, SK 306-483-2720 jfrey1@xplornet.net Sheldon Kyle Redvers, SK 306-452-7545 sheldon@kenrayranch.com Gord Roger Balgonie, SK 306-771-2305 gordon.roger@merck.com Kristine Sauter Wawota, SK 306-739-2240 bridgewayfarms@rfnow.com

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Contact the office for more information: 306.757.6133 or office@saskatchewanangus.com

ANGUS EDGE The

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

www.saskatchewanangus.com

Summer 2014 Distributed to approximately 750 Angus Breeders’ and 2000+ Commercial Producers in Saskatchewan. 3 Issues per year Fall deadline - October 1 Spring deadline - January 15 Summer deadline - May 1

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Embracing Innovations ...

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Not that long ago right? Nowadays, tools that can do everything from fix breeders are faced with the expectation the kitchen sink to mow the backyard. of doing all of these things plus having The reality is that trade professionals the perfect photograph, an active social carry large tool boxes with a range of media presence, recent video footage various tools in them to do their jobs and an updated website. It can properly. Do all become over whelming, not let genomics choose the tools that you are become the Do not let genomics the most comfortable with miracle cure for become the miracle and use them well. Through your operation, cure for your the use of social and digital once you better operation, once you media you are trying to put understand better understand how how to utilize your best foot forward. An inactive social media account, the power to utilize the power of outdated website or poor of genomic genomic information, quality photo(s) provide hints consider adding it into i n f o r m a t i o n , that you are struggling to keep consider adding your professional tool pace. There are only so many it into your box. hours in a day to manage all professional tool of these various platforms so box. There are choose the ones you will make Canadian Angus the time to use. As my grandfather Association staff members and fellow always said, “Any job worth doing is breeders who are extremely well versed worth doing well!”. in this subject and are very capable of breaking it down to a rancher level of The use of genomics has become the latest comprehension. Make the time to talk buzz within beef cattle breeding circles. to these folks. Genomics can be an extremely powerful Another program that I believe is well tool and worth educating yourself and your has proven customers about is the newly i t s m e r i t i n other released Western sectors of animal agriculture. Livestock Take the time to educate yourself about Price Insurance this technology and how it can best be P r o g r a m . implemented into your own and your Typically cattle producers have customers operations. Companies like been price takers and at the mercy Canadian Tire are great at promoting of factors that impact the market.

Historically market volatility is due to sudden changes in price, exchange rate and basis. These three factors are extremely difficult for most beef producers to manage. By making a program available for producers that protects them against the “unknowns” of markets they can build profitability into their operations. As of this spring all western Canadian livestock producers have a risk management tool available that helps to protect against unexpected declines in market prices over a defined time period. The Western Livestock Price Insurance Program was designed to be market driven and reflective of the various risks livestock producers face in western Canada. There are programs available for cow calf producers, backgrounders and cattle feeders. Make sure to educate yourself on how this program is best suited for your operation. The Saskatchewan Angus Association will proudly be hosting the 2014 Canadian Angus National Convention, June 4th – 8th in Moose Jaw, SK. This will be a great opportunity to build upon your network of peers. Many of the folks at these events are the true professionals within our industry and have a lifetime of valuable experience that they are willing to share. I encourage you to “embrace innovations” with an open mind and enthusiasm. By getting involved, asking hard questions and sharing openly we will move our industry forward. ♦

Rooms are disappearing fast for Canadian Angus National Convention! Don’t be disappointed - call Temple Gardens at 306.694.5055 right now. If you have trouble finding a room, contact Belinda or Ruth at 306.757.6133 or email - office@saskatchewanangus.com We’ll help you out! Page 6

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President’s Report ... After finishing up an extremely successful bull sale season there is a great deal of optimism in the agriculture i n d u s t r y, particularly the beef industry. We saw calves selling for more than they ever have, along with bull sale averages that were extremely high. We are coming up on some exciting events that the association will be involved with. We hope everyone knows by now that the Canadian Angus Association Convention and annual meetings are going to be held in Moose Jaw June 4-8. We encourage everyone to participate in the activities. We also encourage everyone to invite their commercial customers to the Rancher Endorsed day to be held on the Friday of Convention. Early bird registration has been extended to May 10 - check out the form on page 3 of this issue of the Edge and send it in right away to save $25! Hotel rooms are

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at a premium in Moose Jaw the weekend of Convention so PLEASE book with Temple Gardens ASAP. If you are having trouble finding rooms, please contact our office and they will try to help you out. There are many historic attractions in Moose Jaw, some great shops and of course the ‘tunnels’. We are also excited to be having an Angus tour/field day August 7 & 8 in the Swift Current area. Details are just being finalized but you can be sure it will be a great time of fellowship and viewing of some excellent Saskatchewan Angus cattle herds. Display space will be available for breeders to bring animals to the Fairgrounds during the Thursday evening BBQ/social. Our annual “Summer” Gold & Junior Show will be a ‘Fall’ show this year as we thought to try something new and different - it will be in conjunction with the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Thursday, October 30 - Saturday, November 1 and Lloydminster is extremely happy to host us as a run up to the 2015 National Angus Show which will be held during their 2015 Show.

by Mike Howe

Saskatchewan is host to the National Angus Show two years in a row! Our committee is busy planning some exciting additions for the 2014 National that will be held November 24-29 at Canadian Western Agribition. We encourage you to bring cattle to the show, and for everyone to come take part in the exciting atmosphere that we know will be there. The Masterpiece Sale, managed by Castlerock Marketing and the Power & Perfection Sale, managed by Bohrson Marketing Services will see some excellent genetics on offer as well. We held a board meeting the last week of April and found that unfortunately, our research project with the Western Beef Development Centre will not be able to go forward as the grant funding applications have been declined. We are looking into some other research opportunities and hope to provide some real benefit to our membership for our investment. As you can see we are embarking on an extremely busy and exciting rest of the year. Please make plans to join us at these events!♦

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G e n e t i c E x p l os ion a t So u t h V i e w R a n c h !

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Newly Purchased Junior Herd Sires...

Wilbar Trade Secret 229A

DFCC 71X Turbo Charge 36A Thank You to Bidders and Buyers for making our 14th annual Bull Sale a success!! We welcome visitors anytime for a herd tour.

Red MRLA 96A

Isla Bank Carnwennan 320A

South View Ranch

Keith & Linda Kaufmann Box 130, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 306-454-2730 Cell: 306-869-8071 svr@sasktel.net

Shane & Alexis Kaufmann & family Box 40, Ceylon, SK S0C 0T0 306-454-2688 Cell: 306-869-8074 sakaufmann.svr@sasktel.net

Fax 306-454-2643

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Saskatchewan Angus Association

Commercial Producer of the Year Nominations are now open and a winner will be selected by the Board at their fall meeting prior to CWA. The recipient will be notified of the award and invited to the Angus Show at Canadian Western Agribition. Please provide the Name, Address and a brief History on the individual(s) with your nomination. Also provide your Name and Contact Information.

Send your nomination by mail, fax or email to: Saskatchewan Angus Association Box 3771 Regina, SK S4P 3N8 Fax 306-525-5852 Email: office@sasktchewanangus.com

For more information, Call the office at 306-757-6133

Deadline for Nominations... August 15, 2014 Page 10

From The Director's Chair ... Spring… what a great time of year. After a long, cold, windy winter, we are now enjoying warm weather and sunshine. As we walk through the pens of cows with new calves, we assess the results of our past years work and breeding decisions. It’s spring time again and we look forward with enthusiasm.

by David Johnson

of cattle that we want in our own herd. First we need to identify these herds. Look at the mother, sisters and all related production and sales. A bulls daughters will look and produce much like his mother and grandmother.

Beef cattle need to be moderate framed, easy fleshing and born unassisted to be efficient in today’s large herds. A herd bull needs to be masculine with lots of muscle and daughters feminine and fertile with good, tight udders, small well placed teats and good feet and The next project is breeding for our 2015 legs. Most cattle are still sold by visual calf crop. It’s like a quarterback on appraisal, so thick, growth cattle with game day and knowing it is essential to hair will always top the market. be successful and productive. We need to limit interceptions, overthrows and With raising cattle it is not about winning, maximize forward progress, much of but learning from past mistakes, being which comes with training and practice. satisfied with our own progress and proud of the product produced whether Much of our forward progress comes by short passes or by the odd long bomb. from the herd bulls we select. We like to do business with people we trust and Wishing everyone a great summer.♦ respect and have the kind and quality

2014 National Angus Show ... The Saskatchewan Angus Association is so excited to be hosting the 2014 National Angus Show during Agribition! We are planning an awesome event including a mixer for both purebred and commercial Angus exhibitors - there will be free food & drinks! In the commercial show, we are offering $3000 in sale credits to the

$1000 Angus Credit for Commercial Cattle Show Champions and $500 for Reserves!

by Tracey Willms

champions - so bring your Angus influenced open replacements and bred heifers to town and you could win a credit to purchase your next bull! Prizes in the purebred show will include CASH, jackets, banners and custom buckles. The 2014 National Show is going to be fantastic, so look forward to lots of special features and a great display of cattle! As you know, it takes a lot of help to pull together an event of this calibre, so if you are willing and able to assist in showcasing Angus cattle and celebrating our commercial customers, we would sure appreciate it! Watch (and listen) for ways you can be an even bigger part of the National Angus Show this fall!♦ Angus Edge - Summer 2014


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Saskatchewan Angus 2014 Tour/Field Day August 7 & 8

Swift Current area The evening of Thursday, August 7 there will be a supper and cattle displays at the Swift Current Fairgrounds, as well as tours of various herds during the day Thursday and Friday. Bring your camper and stay at the Fairgrounds or contact one of the following hotels for accommodations: Home Inn & Suites 306-778-7788 Holiday Inn Express 306-773-8288 Super 8 - 306-778-6088 More details will be available soon! Watch our web-site - www.saskatchewanangus.com For information or to book your display space please contact: Shane Castle - 306-741-7485 • Jonathan Thomason - 306-774-4006 • Saskatchewan Angus Association - 306-757-6133

New Director Profile ... Tracey Willms

After nearly ten years away from the Saskatchewan Angus Board, I am excited to dedicate some time and energy to serving our

cattle operation which includes about 300 cows. We are also still involved in the grain operation and enjoy the rewards and challenges of a family farm.

My husband, Bryan and I own and operate Wilbar Cattle Co. near Dundurn, SK. Wilbar has been in the registered Angus business since 1963 - first with Bryan’s grandparents, Jake & Bernice and then joined by their sons Dan & Jud. Our children, Kylie & Owen, are the 4th generation of Wilbar. Recently, Bryan and I took over the

My first purebred Red Angus heifer was purchased through Red Roundup in 1989. I fell in love with the breed and the people very early in life! When Bryan and I got married, I brought my small herd of purebred cows with me - there was a couple of pretty good cow families in that group too! There is little doubt that the beef

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I grew up in the foothills of Alberta on a commercial cow/calf ranch. I was surrounded by a community steeped in western heritage - in fact, our kids are 6th generation in agriculture on my side of the family.

industry is an exciting place right now! Record prices and unprecedented optimism are overdue rewards for the challenges endured over the past decade. I believe that our breed has the confidence of commercial cattlemen and it is our job as breeders to preserve that confidence. That happens only through diligence in breeding and selection; through an unwavering commitment to quality and the benefits of Angus cattle. I’m looking forward to seeing many people at the Canadian Angus Association Convention &AGM in Moose Jaw in June. Wishing you much success!♦ Tracey Willms traceywillms@gmail.com

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Harvest Classic Sale 2nd Annual

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK (4 miles west on HWY #1)

Featuring the production of the following Black Angus breeders:

Bell Angus

Hollinger Land & Cattle

Crescent Creek Angus

Chance Jackson

Delar Cattle & Quarter Horses

Merit Cattle Co.

Freyburn Angus Farms

Nielson Land & Cattle Co.

Glen Gabel Angus

Sheidaghan Anghus

Hall's Cattle Company

Wagner Angus

Hi Low Angus

Willowview Angus

Ken & Sheila Bell Wes & Kim Olynyk & Family, Irene Olynyk Larry & Deb Sushelnitski The Freys

Glen Gabel

Barry, Patty & Justin Hall

Dan, Erin & Cassidy Howell

Chad Hollinger

Trent & Janelle Liebreich & family Larry & Laurie Nielson Tom & Vicki Flanagan Sharon Wagner Ken Harle

Heifer Calves - Bred Heifers - Young Producing Cows; most with an AI influence. Selection of club calves sired by Monopoly For more information contact Glen Gabel - 306-536-1927 Auctioneer - Chris Poley - 306-220-5006 Angus Edge - Summer 2014

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CEO Report ...

What a great spring! Winter was absolutely terrible (pretty much all over Canada, save for most of BC, it appears) but the bull sales this spring have been DY-NO-MITE!!! I hope you are feeling optimistic about your industry because our future is truly so bright, you better break out an extra pair of Ray-Bans…

You may have grown accustomed to the breed-leading genetics on offer in this annual event: the most unique and high profile bulls have semen available and breed-leading females offer intriguing, value-adding embryos, many of which are ONLY available in our Foundation fundraising auction. Last year, LLB

By Rob Smith, CEO Canadian Angus Association

Okay… enough of the cheesy ‘70’s and ‘80’s pop culture references. Here is some key news for you for today… National Convention “Angus 2014: Embracing Innovation”, our Canadian Angus National Convention from June 4th – 8th in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. This is our 3rd national convention and our 108 th CAA annual meeting. Please consider this your OFFICIAL invitation to join your fellow Angus breeders in Moose Jaw as we name our Long-Term Member “Heritage” Awards, Honorary Presidents, Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador, our Dick Turner Memorial Scholarship and, for the very first time, our Outstanding Young Angus Breeder Award. We’ll have a big ol’ national Angus party to celebrate our great year in 2013 and a midway recognition of another solid year in 2014. Please consider coming and lending your leadership and vision as we continue to plan for Angus sustainability through innovation in our future. And please work with your families and friends to support the “Building the Legacy 3” Foundation sale. This is the largest annual Foundation fundraiser and the real ‘mine’ that has led to new member benefits. The more successful this sale is, the more we can create benefit so please help to make it our most successful fundraiser yet. NEWS FLASH!!! NEWS FLASH!!! The “Building the Legacy 3” Foundation sale has a couple of BIG announcements to make!!! Page 14

Angus (Lee & Laura Brown and family – Erskine, AB) ‘raised the bar’ by taking the chance of offering a “Pick of the calendar year heifer calves”. This was hugely successful and we’ve got TWO who are making this donation in 2014!!! Bless those amazing Saskatchewan Angus breeders! Providing “Pick of the 2014-born Heifer Calves” at this year’s sale are national Angus leaders Wilbar Cattle Co. – Bryan & Tracey Willms and family, Dundurn, SK AND South View Ranch – Keith & Linda Kaufmann and Shane & Alexis Kaufmann and family, Ceylon, SK. This is great and big and amazing news!!! What tremendous dedication to our Foundation principles! What inspiring altruism! Please… if you see any member of the Willms and Kaufmann families anytime in the future, please extend your thanks and congratulations for their unbelievably generous donation. And please recognize ALL the donors to the Foundation sale, because every single item is donated and we appreciate this generosity very much. An upcoming package coming for you in the mail If you haven’t already, you will be receiving a package in the mail shortly

from your CAA. There are THREE very important pieces of information in this envelope, ALL of which require action on your part! Well… certainly TWO of them do, and hopefully you will be motivated by the third as well: 1)      Canadian Angus Association ByLaws review – this is probably the most comprehensive review of our CAA by-laws in close to 20 years. The Board approved a number of bylaws amendments that will now go to you, the membership, for consideration. You will be receiving this package in the mail in the next few weeks. Please respond and let the Board know whether you support, or do not, their suggestions. Among the bylaws suggestions include: a)     formally incorporating the Canadian Angus Foundation and Canadian Junior Angus into the CAA bylaws; b)   allowing for Board decisions to be made, communication regarding all meetings to occur, as well as member transfer authorization, via electronic means; c)   tweaking the process by which our Board President Elect becomes President as well as how the President Elect is chosen; d)   changing the location of our national office; e)   allowing family members to share a herd name; f)   modification to the section about genetic defects to represent the new CAA Genetic Conditions Policy; g)  a significant number of rather cosmetic changes. 2)      YOUR Communications Preferences – if you have not completed this form previously, we are sending it to you again. Please fill this out, either on the form in your package or through the electronic variant, and this will determine how YOUR CAA shares information with and engages YOU!!! Angus Edge - Summer 2014


My brilliant Saskatchewan ‘vacation’… Finally, I was incredibly fortunate to spend a week touring Saskatchewan earlier this month. I visited Wilbar Cattle Co. (Dundurn), Bridgeway Livestock (Kelso); Johnson Livestock (Peebles), Please be reminded that the electronic Brooking Angus Ranch (Radville), registration discount for 2014 is not Peak Dot Ranch (Wood Mountain) and based on a July 15th deadline as has Sandy Bar Ranch (Aneroid). Further, been the case. Here is the wording my trip coincided with three amazingly successful sales I was able to attend: from the Board as determined at their Young Dale 11th Annual Bull & Female September 2013 meeting: Sale (Alameda), 14th Annual South View Any 2014-born calf registered online Ranch Red & Black Angus Bull Sale between January 1st, 2014 and (Ceylon) and Six Mile 39th Annual Bull December 31st, 2014 which is less than Sale (Fir Mountain). In addition to these 6 months of age will be registered for inspired Canadian Angus breeders I was the $15 electronic registration fee. able to visit with many more at their sales. I left my week in Saskatchewan The deeply discounted rates for parentage with these thoughts: I saw some of the verification expired on March 31st, but greatest Angus cattle I’ve ever seen; I http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/ the CAA Board has approved reduced was extremely well-hosted; I enjoyed register/event?oeidk=a07e94lt24yfees moving forward! Your CAA Fee thoughtful, stimulating, insightful, da9b156a&llr=hnxbufjab. Or perhaps Schedule, effective April 1st, 2014, will helpful and progressive conversation find it easier on the Home Page of our include these modified fees: with people who really care about the CAA website. ‘Angus cause’ in Canada and Service Fee encourage their Canadian Other news Angus Association to do Our Summer Marketing Parentage Test – per head, requested through CAA $18 all it can to further that Interns have started their **Other Lab fees may apply** cause. I had one of the best 2014 campaign to increase Female Permanent Genotyping $12 weeks of my almost three awareness of the 4-H beef Zoetis HD50K (Red and Black) Panel $80 years as your CEO and I female (i.e. heifer, cow/calf hope to do this more in the (Parentage Test included) pair) projects to current and future. Thank you Willms, prospective 4-H members, Young, Sauter, Johnson, Kaufmann, Morrison, Moneo, Gibson increase membership and engagement I am really looking forward to Showdown and Switzer families… and many in Canadian Junior Angus and other in Virden this July. Showdown is one thanks, Saskatchewan. The biggest thing marketing efforts in support of our CAA of my annual highlights and with the I take home from my trip? Saskatchewan initiatives as well as those of the regional Manitoba Angus Association embracing Angus… you got it GOIN’ ON!!! association in their home province. This our national Junior show so much they’re year’s interns are: holding their Gold Show in conjunction, That’s all I got, folks. Until next time…  Saskatchewan – Kaitlin (Katie) it’s a huge vote of confidence and Olynyk (kolynyk@cdnangus. enhancement of an already great event. Cheers, ca): Goodeve, SK; located in the We have more Foundation benefits that Saskatchewan Angus Association will impact Showdown so please come Rob office in Regina; to your show and Manitoba and let’s  Ontario – Sophie Wotten (swotten@ have a lot of fun and meet a bunch more cdnangus.ca); will operate out of people! I know a good time will be had her home at Little Britain; by all…  Alberta – Keltey Whelan (kwhelan@cdnangus.ca): stationed at Angus Central. 3)  Information about next month’s Carcass 101 school we are operating in conjunction with Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLP at Olds College. This hands-on learning opportunity will follow animals from live evaluation through retail cutting, talking about the advantages of Angus genetics to add value through this entire process. The program is extremely affordably-priced and we encourage you to come, learn, and network with your fellow Angus breeders and some of the most impressive resources involved in analyzing genetic advancement to achieve greater profitability for every link in the value chain. To learn more about this cool opportunity of which we are most proud and register:

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If you see our interns anywhere, please be sure to tell them who you are and if you’d like them at an event, please contact either the intern or Tina (tzakowsky@cdnangus.ca) here at Angus Central.

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Freyburn Angus Farms is proud to introduce 2 new herdsires!

Young Dale Astroid 32A

Would also like to thank all the supporters of our 2014 Freyburn Family Tradition Bull and Female Sale. Eastondale Really Windy 02’13

Freyburn Angus Farms

Jason & Melissa Frey & Family Lucas & Kayla Frey & Family Oxbow, SK S0C 2B0 Oxbow, SK S0C 2B0 306-483-2291 306-485-8285

jfrey1@sasktel.net

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Thanks to all bidders and buyers who made our 2014 Bull & Female Sale a great Day! 70% of the cattle sold to repeat customers!

Eastondale Really Windy 06’13 BW +0.7

WW +56

YW +91

Milk +17

TM +45

Watch for his service in our fall consignments at the Masterpiece and Touch of Class sales

Eastondale Angus

Special thanks goes to Forsyth Ranch of Herbert, SK for purchasing 1/2 interest in this outstanding individual for $19500

Dale Shelly & Erika Easton 306-739-2805 Dale cell 577-7456 Box 510, Wawota, SK S0G 5A0 email: eastondale.angus@sasktel.net website: www.eastondaleangus.com

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P.O. Box 320, Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y2 Office: 306/825-9702 Jon: 306/825-9624 justamere@sasktel.net www:justamereranches.com

Jon & Shelly Fox Cell: 780/808-6860

JUSTAMERE FARMS

 Herdsire prospects  Show heifer prospects  Breed leading bred females carrying service to  Justamere Full Throttle  Big Gun  Sankeys Justified  EXAR Reputation

Monday, October 20th @ 1 PM Lloydminster, SK

Continuing the Tradition of Excellence!!

15th ANNUAL SALE OF THE YEAR...


Saskatchewan Junior Angus Association Board of Directors Katie Wright - President Melfort, SK - 306-752-3543 j_kwright@hotmail.com Brittany Hunt - Vice-President Rose Valley, SK - 306-322-4547 terryandstacey@xplornet.ca Tyra Fox - Secretary Lloydminster, SK - 306-825-9624 tfoxy12@hotmail.com Katie Olynyk - Junior Director Goodeve, SK - 306-730-7160 olynyk2k@uregina.ca Directors at Large Alexis DeCorby Rocanville, SK - 306-645-2019 alexismaryfinna@gmail.com Kodie Doetzel Lipton, SK - 306-336-2245 kd@nuhorizon.com Jennifer Jones Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-4341 j.jones_patches@hotmail.com Brianna Kimmel Lloydminster, SK - 780-214-3643 brianna@twistedsisterscattle.ca Katie Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-730-7160 olynyk2k@uregina.ca Wade Olynyk Goodeve, SK - 306-876-4420 info@crescentcreekangus.com

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Saskatchewan Junior Angus Report... Hello fellow cattlemen, women and children! My what an exciting year it has been for the SJAA! GOAL 2014 was held in the home of the greatest outdoor show on earth, Calgary Alberta, and what a show we had! SJAA was able to sponsor seven juniors this year to attend the conference. Wade Olynyk, Shane Roger, Kodie Doetzel, Lexi Hicks, and Ty Hicks all made the drive down to Calgary along with Erin Toner and Katherine Laycraft. All had an amazing time. It was a great experience and I suggest everyone apply for a grant to get sponsored to go to next years GOAL, which for the first time in history will make the journey out east to Guelph, Ontario. This year Showdown is being held a stones throw from our lovely province, hosted by our neighbors to the east, Manitoba. Mark your calendars for July 17-19 for Showdown 2014 in Virden, Manitoba. Entries are due June 1, late entries accepted until June 20, but the earlier the better (and they cost less money by June 1 too)! For those of you who do not know exactly where the quaint town of Virden is located it is on Hwy #1, a mere 52 minutes from Moosomin, SK and only about 20 minutes from the Saskatchewan border. So let’s make our SJAA presence known in Manitoba at Showdown 2014! Our Gold and Junior show this year will be taking a new direction and will be held in Lloydminster at their fall show. The dates are October 30-November 1, so we haven’t had our SJAA show planning meeting yet – stay tuned for more details. It will be an exciting new time at the GOLD show so also mark that on your calendar. Also very exciting this year is the Canadian Angus National Convention being held in our very own lovely land of the living skies! From June 4-8 Moose Jaw will be a buzz (or should I say a moo) with Angus enthusiasts! At the convention the competition for

by Katie Olynyk

the Canadian Angus Foundation Junior Ambassador will be held. This is an amazing opportunity for all junior members, who are over 18 and want to travel and meet new people! Entries were due April 30, and I hope a bunch of you applied! If you want more information all you need to do is go on to the Canadian Angus Association website and click on the Foundation tab. There you will find applications for the Junior Ambassadorship as well as CAF scholarship and travel opportunities - there are lots, some due right away!

The CJAA exchange trips with the two US junior association’s are due May 10 and again, I would encourage everyone to consider traveling to either Round-up or LEAD. I was one of the lucky members who attended LEAD in New Orleans last year and it was wonderful. CJAA scholarship applications are due June 15 too – information on both of these are on the Canadian Angus web-site under the Junior tab. The SJAA also offers a scholarship for $500, and as a post-secondary student I can attest every penny counts! This scholarship and many more can be found on the CAF page of the Canadian Angus website under the “Scholarship” tab. There are many opportunities out there for you to take advantage of – check them out! I look forward to seeing you at the many Angus events being held this summer. ♦

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Platinum Sponsorship Canadian Angus Association

Gold Sponsorship Anderson Cattle Co. Certified Angus Beef Government of Saskatchewan Ivanhoe Angus Saskatchewan Angus Assoc. South View Ranch Thomason Angus Farm Silver Sponsorship CIBC Freyburn Angus Farms Glen Gabel Angus Merv Nidesh Professional Legal Corp. Six Mile Ranch Ltd. South Country Equipment Ltd. T Bar C Cattle Co. sorship We still have some great spon act the opportunities available. Cont lping he of fice if you are interested in teer. out as a sponsor, or as a volun

Bronze Sponsorship Assiniboia Livestock Auction Bohrson Marketing Ltd. Broken T Ranch Casinos Regina and Moose Jaw Castlerock Marketing Cranberry Rose Boutique & Gift Shop GBS Angus Farm Grant Rolston Photography Hi Low Angus Howe Red Angus Jillian’s Design Elements Johnstone Auction Mart Ltd. Livestock Media Plus Optimal Bovines Inc. West Central Pelleting Ltd. Windy Willows Farms Auction Supporters Folgizan Agencies JJL Livestock Right Cross Ranch Sask Power

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Submit your photo/s by the October 1st Deadline to win a $500 credit in the Masterpiece Sale or one Full Color Page in the Angus Edge Send your Angus Scenery, Angus Cattle or Angus People photos to office@saskatchewanangus.com

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Index of Advertisers... Anderson Cattle Co./Thomason Angus Farm.........................................11 Eastondale Angus............................... 21 Freyburn Angus Farms....................... 18 GBT Angus......................................... 16 Harvest Classic Angus Sale............... 13 Howe Red Angus............................... BC Isla Bank Angus.................................. 20 Ivanhoe Angus.................................... 31 Justamere Farms................................ 23

Masterpiece Angus Sale - Castlerock Marketing....................... 4 Power & Perfection Sale - Bohrson Marketing Services............................... 7 Saskatchewan Agriculture.................. 22 Six Mile Ranch Ltd.............................. 17 South View Ranch................................ 9 Ward’s Red Angus/Isla Bank Angus..... 8 Wheeler’s Stock Farm........................ 19

Coming Events... Jun 1................ Deadline for Entries - Showdown 2014 Jun 4-8............. Canadian Angus Convention, Moose Jaw, SK Jun 17-19......... Carcass 101 Course, Olds, AB Jun 24-25......... T Bar C Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK Jul 17-19.......... Showdown 2014, Virden, MB Jul 26............... Pasture Tour & BBQ, Ward’s Red Angus/Isla Bank Angus, Saskatoon, SK Aug 15............. Deadline for SAA Commercial Producer of the Year Nominations Aug 7-8............ Saskatchewan Angus Association Field Day/Tour, Swift Current, SK Oct 1................ Deadline for the Fall Issue of The Angus Edge Oct 11.............. Six Mile Ranch Fall Female Sale, Fir Mountain, SK Oct 20.............. Justamere Sale of the Year, Lloydminster, SK Oct 24.............. 2nd Annual Harvest Classic Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Oct 30-Nov 1... Saskatchewan Angus Gold & Junior Show, Prince Albert, SK Nov 24 -29....... Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Nov 26............. Masterpiece Angus Sale, Agribition Nov 27............. NATIONAL Angus Show, Agribition Nov 28............. Power & Perfection Angus Sale, Agribition Dec 17............. Howe Red Angus Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK

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IVANHOE ANGUS

Introducing Two New Herdsires at Ivanhoe Angus...

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Ivanhoe Angus is Proud to be a Sponsor of the Canadian Angus National Convention See you in Moose Jaw, June 4 - 8!

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HB Outdoors Ltd. - Errol Stewart Cliff Barnett Hazeldean - Doug & Brenda Martin Blacschuck Land & Cattle - Randy Blaschuck Linthicum Ranch Ltd. - Frank & Murray Linthicum Les & Val Schick Triple H Cattle Co. Ltd. - Perry Hart

to our 2014 Bull & Female buyers from

Garnet, Garth & Matthew Zerbin Roy & Pam Kirby Jason Ball Pat & Colin Toner Mitchell Ranch - Clint Mitchell Doug & Joan Gomersall Evan & Lena Okaincee

Thank You


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