Simmental Commercial Country January 2022

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Volume 21 Issue 1 January 2022 What’s Inside Simmental Meet Commercial Producer’s Objectives

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Gate Post — Bull Sale Season La période des ventes de taureaux

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Breed Improvement — Fertile Ground Terre fertile

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Vet’s Advice — Changes to Newborn Calf Procedures

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What’s Happening

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Simmental Meet Commercial Producer’s Objectives Market steers with excellent weaning weights, and quality replacement heifers

Story By Lee Hart

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ith excellent weaning weights on steer calves and strong demand for heifers sought after as replacement cattle, Richie Joynt says he’s happy with the beef production plan on his southwest Manitoba ranch that produces consistent results year after year. While he says there is always room for fine tuning, the straight Simmental commercial beef herd they’ve developed over the past 18 years is well suited to their ranch environment near Alexander, about 25 kilometres west of Brandon, MB. “We’ve focused our breeding program and herd Richie and Teri Joynt management on performance and fertility,” says Joynt, who farms along with his wife Teri and young family Macy, 7 and Lane, 4. That focus, that produces quality cattle each year, earned Joynt recognition as the Keystone Konnection Simmental Assoc. Commercial Breeder of the Year in 2021. The award was presented at the association’s annual sale in Brandon in early December. The foundation of Joynt’s commercial Simmental herd was actually laid back in the mid-1970s. Richie was born and raised on the family purebred Simmental operation developed by his parents Gerry and Shirley Joynt. “We raised purebred cattle from 1975 until 2003,” says Richie. “But when BSE hit in early 2003 we switched to a commercial operation. It just made sense under the circumstances. We had quality cattle that producers wanted whether it be breeding bulls or replacement heifers, and that still continues today.” The Joynt’s had very successful production sales back in the 1980s and 1990s, so when they switched to a commercial operation there was still a lot of interest in quality replacement cattle. “We’ve always done a lot of trade just selling females out of the yard,” he says. As a commercial cow-calf operation, Joynt has mostly followed a straight Simmental breeding program. In the early 2000s they did try a cross breeding program with Angus cattle for a few years, but that didn’t produce cattle with the performance they were looking for. So they switched back to and continue with straight Simmental genetics that includes mostly full-blood Simmental with red and black coloring. There are about 50 cows in the herd that still carry some Angus influence but mostly the herd carries the trademark full blood color pattern - brockle-faced red and black cattle.

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Richie and Teri bought the commercial beef herd from his parents in 2018. Today, with his parents that are still actively involved, they run a total cowherd of about 200 head and that’s divided into spring and fall calving herds. Depending on the year, they run about 150 to 170 cows in a spring calving herd — perhaps more like winter calving as they start the third week of January— and they have another 30 to 40 head in

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a fall calving herd, that begins calving in mid-September. They actually started both the spring and fall calving herd program in 2003. They maintained a smaller fall calving herd for about 10 years, until they sold those animals to another producer looking to establish their own fall calving program. “And then in 2019, just the way our breeding program worked that year, we decided to create another fall calving herd,” says Joynt. “And actually that fall herd fits so well in terms of our overall management it is one area where we would like to expand numbers.” THE WINTER CALVING PROGRAM The winter-calving herd begins calving about January 20 with that season carrying on through ‘til March. Bulls are usually turned out for the spring calving herd breeding season around April 12. The first, second and third calf heifers and cows are exposed for 50 days, while the bulls remain with the more mature females for up to 85 days. The objective of the breeding program is to have all calving finished by April 1st. While the farm is a commercial cow-calf operation, Joynt says with a laugh that old habits die hard. “That winter calving is a carry over from the purebred days,” he says. “I did make some adjustments. We use to start calving January 1, but we’ve backed off now until January 20. But to be honest we manage our commercial herd much the same way we did the purebred herd and early calving is part of that.” Joynt says they still pay close attention to bloodlines and genetics with most of the cowherd having “a lot of history, we can trace most of our females back to six or seven cow families.” Good fertility is the number one trait they select for. There are other performance traits such as milk production and good feet and legs which are important too, “but fertility tops the list,” he says. “We have a tight breeding season and that leads to a tight calving season as well.” With proper health protocols and the Zoetis Bovi-Shield Gold vaccination program, the spring cow-calf pairs remain close in to the yard until early May, with everything turned out onto native grass pasture starting about May 15. “It is not an intensive grazing system, but our native grass is divided into smaller and larger pastures for a rotational grazing system,” says Joynt. “Depending on the growing season cattle might be moved every couple weeks or so.” The winter herd remains out on native grass pasture until weaning the first week of October. Steers are taken directly to market while heifers

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are weaned, vaccinated and started on creep feed. With usually between 60 to 70 head of heifers, about half will be kept for replacement heifers in the Joynt herd, while the other half will be sold over the coming weeks either as open or bred heifers to other commercial operators. “They are good quality animals so we have no problem marketing the heifers,” he says. While growing conditions and pasture growth can vary from year to year, Joynt says the steers usually wean in the 750 to 800 pound range while the heifers come in at about 700 pounds. “And they can achieve those weaning weights without any creep feed on pasture,” he says. “It’s all attributed to their mother’s milk and along with good quality grass.” Joynt says the native prairie produces good quality feed especially as it hardens off later in the year. “The grass seems to be even better later in the summer,” he adds. “Those calves really have good gain in the last 45 to 60 days of the grazing season.” THE FALL CALVING PROGRAM The fall calving herd is managed in a separate program from the winter calving herd. The cows calve out on pasture, which requires less management and calves remain with their mothers through the winter feeding period. Cows are exposed to a 30-day breeding season during December, which results in a tight fall calving season. Later in the fall as both winter and fall herds are brought home from their respective native grass pastures, they go onto hayfields to graze on any regrowth after alfalfa hay has been baled, as well as oat stubble fields after oats were cut for silage. In late fall, the cattle will also be supplemented with oat silage as needed before they go on a full winter ration of silage and hay usually around mid-December. Again, the winter calving herd begins calving in late January. The fallcalving herd remains on winter rations until the calves are weaned in late April. “We don’t keep anything back from the fall calving herd at this time,” says Joynt.” Everything goes directly to market. In the future we are planning to keep some heifers from the fall calving herd that will be used as replacements in the fall herd. “ Since he was raised around Simmental cattle, Joynt admits having a “soft spot” for the breed but he argues at the same time “it is hard to beat the performance of Simmental cattle. “ “We have good quality native grasses but these animals still have to perform in what can sometimes be a harsh environment,” he says. “We select for fertility, good milk production and good feet and legs. Where we are located is a bit of a gravel hill, so the animals need good feet and legs so they are able to travel. If a bull has small feet and some of our pastures can be a section in size that bull may not be able to cover the ground and get the breeding job done. These Simmental cattle just do an excellent allround job in helping us meet our beef production objectives.”


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From the Gate Post

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Bull Sale Season

elcome to the January issue of Commercial Country! For many producers 2021 was one of the most challenging years in recent history as many of us dealt with the drought that was felt in parts of Canada. A positive however was the return to relatively normal business and social activities. Through it all a much larger appreciation developed of what we have, and what was being made available to us as consumers. The appreciation for food production grew along with the interest from consumers in how we produce food and consumer demand for beef was exceptional.

Breed identity, or the crossbred stamp, was clearly an advantage as a “money stripe” or a blaze face on a calf of any colour earned an even larger premium while clearly indicating Simmental influence. That combined with a blue Simmental RFID tag back button helped buyers identify Simmental genetics. It is a great idea to use these blue CSA endorsed back buttons in your marketing efforts and another benefit of using registered Simmental bulls in your program as you need to tag them anyway! Smart and timely marketing has always added value to a producers calves and it was never more important than last fall.

The fall calf run was relatively steady although pressure was put on prices because of the feed shortage in Western Canada. Prices for heavier weight calves were often better than originally expected and the calf market showed signs of optimism which was a positive to end the year. Top quality bred females also finished the year reasonably strong, as some producers bought to maintain their numbers while replacing higher than usual open numbers after pregnancy checking. Producers worked hard to secure as much straw and alternate feed sources as possible as we prepared to feed the Canadian cow-herd through another winter.

Many producers took advantage of the drought assistance programs offered through their provincial Governments and while it may not be enough, it was appreciated. While it was designed to support the retention of the basic female breeding herd, it failed to offer support towards keeping the bulls required to get those cows bred. Two hundred dollars isn’t a lot of money to buy feed for an animal last fall and that was the tipping point for some in their decision of whether or not some bulls would be kept around for one more year.

The 2022 bull sales are fast approaching and people will need to upgrade their bull batteries so I am confident that the demand Early weaning was a benefit as producers got the calves on for quality Simmental bulls will again be strong. There has never feed sooner and gave their cows a much needed opportunity to been a larger selection of top quality Simmental bulls for sale. rebuild body condition. Heavy weight Simmental influenced Traditional, black, red, polled, horned, power bulls or bulls to calves brought a premium to their lighter weight counterparts and breed heifers will be available throughout all regions of Canada. Simmental cross calves were in higher demand regardless of their Most will have information available to assist with your decision gender. As usual heifers were at a discount but the reputation of making which the Canadian Simmental Association works hard the Simmental maternal strength is well known and the discounts at providing to our members. If that information isn’t provided to were often less. While price per pound premiums for Simmental you then ask yourself why. Also make sure the animal is registered influence were seen when compared to calves of other breeds, with the CSA so that the information provided to you is as accurate the bigger gain was usually seen in pay weight especially when as possible through our programming. compared to straight bred British calves. It amazes me how many There has never been a better supply of top quality Simmental bulls producers ignore the benefits and economics of cross breeding! It’s available for sale and Simmental breeders are ready to welcome time to let the advantages of heterosis work for you. you to their farm or ranch to check out what they have available either through 2022 bull sales or by private treaty!

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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Fertile Ground

esearch has shown that fertility is a significant driver of profitability in the cow/calf industry. Work by Melton (1995) shows that in a traditional type of system fertility is 5 times as important as growth and 10 times more important than carcass merit to cow/calf industry profit. Even in more integrated systems such as retained ownership, fertility will double growth and carcass merit as a driver of profit. Working in the genetic field we often run into the issue of low heritability regarding fertility traits, and people may consider this to mean that we can’t make progress on fertility through genetic selection. This is worth diving into, as fertility is such an important piece of the profit puzzle. Firstly, it is important to recognize that the traits we can and do make progress on are often progressive or linear, and that as we apply increased management, we see increased performance and spreads between cattle. Let’s look at a growth example. If we examine cattle for differences in growth and limit the diet, we will still see spreads across the performance spectrum. As we improve ration quality and increase overall rate of gain, we will actually see a wider spread expressed in a lot of groups and the expression of genetics enhanced. In oversimplified terms, a calf with genetics to gain 6 pounds per day, will not be able to do that on a diet of 15 pounds of slough hay. We generally manage for expression of the trait. Fertility is a bit of a different bag of tricks. Many of the ways we measure fertility are “all or nothing” traits. A cow is either bred or open but can’t be half-pregnant. She either weans a calf or she doesn’t. There are some traits that are a bit more linear, such as days to calving or age at puberty, but generally speaking a cow either makes it or she doesn’t. This naturally means that figuring out the genetic component is harder, but it also leads to the second part of the problem. When we manage for growth, or carcass, improved management generally increases the expression of the trait and thus the variation that we can measure. With more variation expressed it is easier to pick the animals that fit the direction we want to go. With fertility it is the other way around. Improved management tends to decrease variation. Again, let’s look at an oversimplified example to make our point: If we had a cow herd of 100 cows and gave them no preferential treatment, no mineral, no health program, etc. it is possible that we would have a 60% conception rate. There is a lot of variation to measure here, as 40% of the cows are open. Pressuring the cows in this environment quickly sorts the wheat from the chaff. Conversely, most operations in their right mind won’t do this as the economics of this scenario would be devastating. To maintain an acceptable conception/calving rate a manager may feed mineral, manage body condition and implement a vaccination protocol. Maybe we do everything “right” and now have a conception rate in excess of 95%. We have successfully improved our fertility, but have removed variation, as we now only have 5 or fewer cows in our 100 cow herd to inform us of infertility. This is a major reason why fertility traits have a lower heritability than performance traits. By managing for pregnancy, we have limited variation in fertility.

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If we accept the fact as seedstock breeders that we are in the business of genetic improvement, this creates a conundrum, so how do we overcome it and create real genetic improvement in fertility that is so important to commercial profitability. While there are a long list of answers, there are a couple of basics that are really important and relatively easy to do. Complete Herd Reporting Reporting on the success/failure of each cow to conceive, calve and wean a calf is paramount to genetic improvement of fertility. The reality of a farm or ranch is that a calf may die before weaning, or that it may “slip” through the chute when it is time to weigh. It is still important to report breeding data on every cow, conception on every cow and the fate of the calf for every cow. This is available through the CSA’s THE program and is a core, fundamental of how we objectively assess fertility. DNA Testing I really appreciate that DNA testing of sale bulls and elite genetics is a great marketing investment, however high density (100K ) DNA testing of the cow herd is a great GENETIC investment. New DNA technologies allow us to assess the genetic merit of a female with much greater accuracy at an early age. This can be a key driver to determining genetic differences in fertility. The CSA is investing in DNA testing of replacement females to assist members in this regard. Pooling Data/Genetic Evaluation Because of the way we manage cows for pregnancy, we require more records in order to get a meaningful assessment of the genetic contribution to daughters that calve repeatedly over time. One of the ways we increase records is to participate in a multi-breed, multi-breed association genetic evaluation with International Genetic Solutions (IGS). Not only does partnering help to increase the number of records available, but sharing the load also helps us to invest in enhanced science to better determine the genetic factors involved in cow herd fertility. CSA Programs – Grounded in Fertility THE – Total Herd Enrolment – The foundation of female fertility information, participating fully in THE is a key component to evaluation of your maternal genetics First Calf Heifer DNA credit – the CSA is extending the previous program to provide members with a $10 rebate for all first calf heifers that have a parentage DNA test completed. Higher density tests that include parentage (eg: 100K) are also eligible for the rebate New Ultrasound/DNA Program – the CSA is offering a new program for complete groups of replacement heifers/bulls that are both carcass ultrasounded and 100K DNA tested. Animals must be in a valid contemporary group and have both an ultrasound and DNA test completed to qualify for the $27.50 rebate. The two-fold benefit of scanning heifers is that you create a lifelong carcass record in your cowherd, and increase the accuracy of any evaluation with DNA information.


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37th Annual Bull Sale February 26, 2022

A SAMPLE OF OUR EXTRA AGE SALE BULLS

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110 Black Simmentals 70 Red Simmentals 40 Fullblood/Fleckvieh 80 Red and Black Angus LFE 3056H

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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

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Changes to Newborn Calf Procedures

rocedures to newborn calves have undergone several changes over the last few years. There are more changes coming I am sure in the not too distant future. These will all help the survivability of the calf. Preventing or significantly reducing neonatal diseases not only decreases mortality but the overall production in the herd improves. This article may give you further ideas on what your calves need or don’t need on entry into the world. They are easy to handle at this young an age and because of their size dosage is very much reduced when it comes to things like antibiotics or painkillers. When pairing up or moving the newborn and its mother this is commonly a great opportunity to get management procedures done. For most operations that involves calves newborn to three days of age. From times past the RFID tag and a dangle tag are given. Some reference can be given to the cow’s number on the calf’s tag to facilitate pairing up. Others tag the calf with the same number as the cow and give them their unique number when they enter the herd. Vitamin AD & Se Vit E are still given as injectables to many calves but with advancements there are oral products out there that contain those vitamins minerals and other things that helps a calves survivability and growth. Plus it eliminates a couple needles. Most nutritionists would agree which may save you a couple procedures. Although depending on the year feed quality and with drought conditions in many parts of the country that could change regionally. The retained placenta incidence is often a good telltale sign of nutrition status. If regular born single calves you are still having retained placentas get the nutrition checked. The more needles we give the more pain we also create and getting intramuscular shots into the thin muscle bellies of the calf does create trauma. Some selenium products are indicated subcutaneous however so seek them out. Intranasal vaccines have more taken the place of parenteral vaccines in very young calves. They are easy to give the calves painless and promote local protection in the airways against respiratory pathogens. Especially if you get cases of pneumonia in your new calves in the first few months vaccines at a very young age may eliminate some of these cases. For many producers pneumonia has become their major cause of death or poor doers in the herd. There is “Once PMH IN” for the main bacterial cause of pneumonia and “Inforce” for the main viral causes of pneumonia. Now there is a new product out this year called Nasalgen 3 PMH which is essentially the previous two products combined. Giving the calf protection for both the viral and bacterial pathogens. Some producers give at birth others up to a few weeks of age. Talk to your herd veterinarian if you have respiratory issues and want to ramp up your vaccination program. Fewer sick calves and less antibiotics used could be the end result. We all know a sick calf earlier in life is much lighter at weaning time. Polled bulls have all but eliminated the use of paste at birth to dehorn but if done that can be a real stress on the young calves. Although necessary one must always be cognizant with all these procedures we do recognize how stressed it may make the calf. Some producers have

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even gone to NSAID’s (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) when the amount of painful procedures such as paste dehorning, castration to commercial calves and even the ear tagging creates more pain then they feel is acceptable. Pain products are available for injection, given orally or the newest a pour on formulation so lots of choice out there Tagging in most peoples herds involves the two tags with the CCIA allowing age verification. Tag retention of the CCIA tags has gotten better. There is no better time then in the first couple days of life to tag the calves. There are good breakaway taggers now available so ears are not ripped when tagging. Place the tag between the ridges in the middle of the ear. Lots are now giving the tags in opposite ears so blood supply is not compromised. Some people still use navel preparations but the vast majority do not handle the navels. Practicing good hygiene in the calving area with good colostrum consumption goes a long ways to preventing navel infections. The exception is backwards calves or caesarian calves where the navels are broken off short. They may need treatment such as flushing and some antibiotics. A few producers that cycle calves through a warm barn are more prone to navel infections. Producers then use metaphylactic antibiotics at birth. In the problem herds this can cut down the infection rate. That will be a good time to discuss whether you need antibiotics, or can hygiene be improved in the calving area. Calves may have been prescribed an oral treatment for coccidiosis or cryptosporidiosis. Again if your veterinarian recommends it and there has been a need it may be worthwhile. With young calves being subjected to many different procedures including ringing castration it pays to have a kit to organize everything to take with you. I have seen some that hang on the fence others that are tool kits. All keep you organized and procedures are not missed. Get into a routine. Remember to only rehydrate the amount of vaccine you will administer in the next hour. Have a close look at other things the calf may need attending to from contracted tendons to small hernias to frozen ears to navel issues. I see less and less ear muffs out there and with winter being milder mothering up happening in warmer barns and cattle being brought into shelters or creep areas we keep frostbite to a minimum. A little intervention early to calves may avert a major problem down the road. Above all else try to observe a calf sucking to make sure adequate colostrum is consumed. If in any doubt or with twins or calves born weak or to poor uddered cows give a good quality colostrum replacer like headstart so you can rest easy the calf has maximum colostral protection. Lots to consider but let’s everyone have a great 2022 calving season and get the newborns off to a good start. They deserve it. Don’t be afraid to talk to fellow producers and compare notes. Some I have even heard on commercial operations giving NSAIDs like oral meloxicam if obtrusive procedures such as needles dehorning or castration are done. Some purebred producers are even ringing bull calves with too high a birthweight, bad conformation etc. This saves castration and the dangers it creates at a much older age.


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ERIXON LAD 78J

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MONDAY

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Bull Sale THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2022 ONLINE AT THE FARM - DIDSBURY, AB

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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

B

La période des ventes de taureaux

ienvenue à cette édition de janvier 2022 de la revue influence Simmental étaient facilement reconnaissables par leurs Commercial Country. Pour plusieurs producteurs, l’année faces marbrées ou tachetées, signe d’argent. De plus, avec la présence 2021 a été l’une des pires années de notre histoire moderne, de boutons de couleur bleue Simmental en arrière de la puce RFID, car un grand nombre d’entre eux ont dû composer avec cela a aussi fait en sorte que les acheteurs ont bien reconnu les veaux une sécheresse sévère dans plusieurs régions du Canada. D’un point Simmental. Compte tenu que vous devez tout de même apposer un de vue plus positif, les affaires et les activités sociales étaient somme identifiant, l’emploi des boutons de couleur bleue de l’ASC représente toute revenues relativement normales. Au cours de cette période une bonne action de marketing et un bénéfice relié à l’utilisation de plus difficile, on a pu apprécier davantage tout ce que nous avions taureaux de race pure. Les producteurs y gagnent toujours à adopter et tous les biens et produits disponibles aux consommateurs. Les de telles méthodes de marketing, et cela était d’autant plus important consommateurs ont notamment démontré plus d’intérêt concernant la l’automne passé. production des aliments, et la demande pour la viande de bœuf a été Plusieurs producteurs ont bénéficié des programmes d’aide financière particulièrement exceptionnelle. offerts par leurs gouvernements provinciaux en raison de la sécheresse. Bien qu’ils aient tout de même subi de la pression en raison de la Bien que les montants n’aient pas été suffisants, ils ont tout de même plus faible disponibilité des aliments dans l’Ouest canadien, les prix été appréciés. Alors que ces programmes étaient dessinés afin de aux ventes de veaux d’embouche sont demeurés plutôt stables. On a permettre la rétention du cheptel de base de femelles d’élevage, observé plus d’optimisme sur le marché, ce qui a constitué un facteur ils n’ont pas vraiment tenu compte d’un support financier visant à positif, et le prix payé pour les veaux plus lourds était souvent meilleur conserver tus les taureaux requis pour la saillie de toutes les vaches. que par le passé. Vers la fin de l’année, le prix des taures gestantes a été L’automne dernier, un montant de deux cents dollars ne représentait plutôt très bon, puisque certains producteurs ont voulu conserver leur pas une grande somme pour acheter des aliments pour alimenter un nombre de femelles, ayant dû reformer plus de vaches non gestantes. animal. Par conséquent, cela a constitué un facteur décisif dans la Les producteurs ont travaillé fort afin de pouvoir s’approvisionner décision de plusieurs à savoir s’ils allaient garder certains taureaux avec suffisamment de paille et d’autres aliments alternatifs en vue de pour une autre année. pouvoir alimenter leurs troupeaux durant tout notre hiver canadien. Les ventes de taureaux de 2022 s’en viennent rapidement, les gens vont Les veaux ont été sevrés plus tôt et ont été placés en alimentation devoir accroître leurs groupes de taureaux, ce qui me rend confiant plus rapidement, ce qui s’est avéré un bénéfice pour les producteurs, quant à une bonne demande pour des taureaux Simmental de qualité. car leurs vaches ont ainsi pu reprendre une meilleure condition de Il n’y a jamais eu un choix aussi grand de taureaux Simmental de chair. Peu importe le sexe qu’ils avaient, les veaux plus lourds croisés qualité offerts en vente. Des taureaux plus traditionnels, noirs, rouges, Simmental ont obtenu une prime sur le marché, comparativement aux sans cornes, avec cornes, de performance ou pour utiliser chez les veaux plus légers. Comme d’habitude, le prix payé était moindre pour taures seront disponibles partout au Canada. Des informations seront les génisses, toutefois en raison de la bonne réputation en termes de disponibles chez la plupart des taureaux pour vous appuyer dans qualités maternelles de la race Simmental, l’écart de prix était un peu votre travail de sélection, grâce aux efforts déployés à ce chapitre plus faible. Alors qu’on remarquait un meilleur prix payé par livre par l’Association Simmental du Canada. Si ces informations ne pour les veaux croisés Simmental, en comparaison avec ceux des sont pas disponibles, demandez pourquoi. Assurez-vous également autres races, le gain le plus élevé a été obtenu par un poids de veau que l’animal est enregistré auprès de l’ASC, garantissant ainsi que plus lourd comparé aux veaux des races britanniques. Cela m’étonne l’information fournie soit la plus précise possible. encore de constater le nombre de producteurs ignorant les bénéfices Il n’y a jamais eu un choix aussi grand de taureaux Simmental de économiques générés par les croisements de races. Il est grandement qualité offerts en vente, et les éleveurs Simmental sont prêts à vous le temps de profiter des avantages apportés par l’hétérose. accueillir à leurs fermes ou leurs ranchs, pour vous montrer ce qu’ils L’identité de la race ou l’étampe visible de bovins croisés Simmental, offriront tant au niveau des ventes de taureaux de 2022, que par vente a clairement été un avantage, alors que les veaux possédant une privée.

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18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 3, 2022 1p.m.at the Ranch

On Offer:

60 Yearling Bulls 20 Long Yearling Bulls 6 Open Purebred Heifers 20 Commercial Bred Heifers

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Jason & Trisha French & Family, Luv-N-It Cattle Company of Mayerthorpe AB for purchasing Pheasantdale Lady Blue 78J (Momo) from the Canadian Western Agribition Simmental Sale. We cant wait to see her next summer at the AYSCA events!

Lee & CoraLee Stilborn

Lionel & Pat Stilborn

Box 280 Balcarres SK S0G 0C0 www.pheasantdalecattlecompany.com E: pheasantdale@hotmail.com Lee: 306-335-7553

CoraLee: 306-861-8596

Lionel: 306-335-7708

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Simment al & Angus Bull & Female Sale March 3, 2022

On the Farm − McAuley, Manitoba

Glenn & Barry Lowes Eric & Melissa Pateman

McAuley, MB 204-722-2004 | Glen: 204-851-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 | Eric: 306-434-8567 brookecanart@gmail.com mmwilson87@hotmail.com www.jpcattle.com

SALE MANAGED BY

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. info@tbarc.com | www.buyagro.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335

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FGAF PIANO MAN 012J

(Electric Avenue X Legend) Polled

FGAF MINREADER 126H

OVER

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FGAF WALLE 024J

Simmental Full fleckvieh, PUREBREDS & Angus Bulls on offer

(Radioactive X Raptor) Polled

FGAF CARTOON 022J

(Radioactive X Eclipse) Polled

FGAF MASTERCARD 096H

Videos and catalog will be online at:

www.fermegagnoninc.com

All bulls are semen tested. Carcass data is available. Parentage verification on all bulls. Coat colour dilution and homo polled tested.

Sales Management Scott Bohrson: 403.370.3010 Rob Voice: 306.270.6082 www.bohrson.com

Ferme Gagnon Inc. Yves & Diane Gagnon 514.952.6200 Francis Gagnon 514.975.3722 Office: 819.428.3502 Fax: 819.428.4967 426 Route 315 Nord, Chénéville, QC J0V 1E0

(Chandler X Imax) Polled

FGAF RED MASTER 101H

(Blaze On X Horizon) Homo polled

FGAF MINDPLAYER 002J

(Shifu X Irresistible) Polled

FGAF TABASCO 226H

(Captain Morgan X Sweet Meat) homo polled

Email: ferme_gagnon_farm@hotmail.com

(Executive Decision X Potential) ANGUS

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11th Annual

DLMS FarmGate Timed Auction Sale opens Thursday March 3

Closes Friday March 4, 2022 Racehorse Syle Timed Online Auction ~ Bulls On Display At the Farms ~

g

in Featur

150 Bulls

Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Hereford, Red & Black Angus

View sale catalogue & Videos Online at: www.dlms.ca www.cattlevids.ca

Sale Contacts:

Garth Rogers 780-348-5893 Jay McIntyre - 780-206-6442 Levi Pedgerachny - 587-987-1252

OBI Livestock Ltd Mark Holowaychuk 403-896-4990 Roger Peters 403-828-9815

Mark Shologan 780-699-5082 Keith Shologan 306-209-3441

For Complete Info contact any of the Chittick Family

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

GRA-TAN Farm

Gary & Faye Chittick (780) 786-4500

Grant & Tanya Chittick (780) 786-2181 Crystal Chittick (780) 204-2005

Rachido Ranch

Chittick Farms

Randy & Donna Chittick (780) 786-4373 50

Raymond & Mona Chittick (780) 778-0150


28th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 1:00 pm

At the Ranch, Carievale, SK (heated sales arena)

180 Bulls Sell Red & Red Blaze Simmental Bulls

Herd Bulls Designed by Ranchers for Ranchers • All bulls born, bred & developed right here at MRL • Large sire groups 1/2 and 3/4 brothers Penfulls of uniform bulls in every category • Sight Unseen Buyer’s Program (Can’t make it sale day, give us a call. Almost 25% of our bulls sell SUS. Quality in Quanity and 95% go Many repeat customers year after year.) Commercial Cowb oys. • Semen evaluated and guaranteed • Free Delivery in Western Canada. Cost sharing to the East (Our trailer is most likely going right past your gate.) • Sound rugged Bulls developed on a high roughage ration (Born, bred and fed to work and stay working) • Extra age bulls ready to cover some ground. Offering 50 May/June coming Two Year Olds and January/February born yearlings. • Genetically engineered to excel for the commercial cattleman. Calving ease, performance and packed full of maternal traits.

50 20

Polled Yearlings Coming Two Year Olds

• Affordable Bulls • to

Black & Black Blaze 50 Polled Yearlings Polled Simmental Bulls 20 Coming Two Year Olds

“THE BULL BUSINESS” IS WHAT WE DO! Supplying Quality Herdbulls to progressive Cattlemen for over 50 years! For over 50 years we have been committed to and focused on providing herd bulls that will excel for commercial cowboys. Over the years we have listened to our customers to provide herd bulls that work in today’s industry under real world ranching conditions. Our breeding program isn’t influenced by the showring or the flavour of the month but rather genetics that work for everyday cattlemen who make their living in the cow business. Herd bulls that will sire calves with moderate birth weights, explosive growth, structural soundness with eye appeal and packed full of maternal power. Extra age bulls Jan/Feb born yearlings and check out the large group of May/June coming two year olds for 2021. Sound, rugged herd bulls that will cover some ground. No fluff, no puff. The top 180 bulls from our highly regarded cowherd of almost 800 mother cows and the most elite herd bulls in the business. Come see for yourself what keeps the commercial cowboys coming back year after year. Give us a call, text or email for a full color catalogue and bull video.

Red & Black Angus Bulls

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30 15

Polled Yearlings Coming Two Year Olds

Red & Black Simmental & Angus Bulls April/May Coming Two Year Olds

Plan to come view the offering on farm before sale day!

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SAS Infra-Red H804 ASA# 3803257 • Red • Homo Polled • Sire: All Aboard • Dam: SAS Bri 803E (Erixon Bitten daughter) Purebred Simmental • BW: 84 • Adj. WW: 862 • IMF: 4.55 (139) • BF: .18 (82) • REA: 15.08 (110) • Act SC: 40.5 cm CE 12 30

BW 2.4 70

WW 109 1

YW 173 1

MCE 6.2 45

MM MWW STAY 26 80 13 30 1 90

CW 60 1

YG -.50 15

Marb BF .25 -.106 25 20

REA API TI 1.37 146 100 1 20 1 *EPDs as of 12/3/2021

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Semen packages available

Jeff: (641) 330-6654 or sprinsim@iowatelecom.net www.

SPRINGERSIMMENTALS.com


JOIN US

MARCH 5/22 AT

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES

SASKATOON, SK

Lot 2 - Sold to Triple T Ranching

Offering

45 BULLS

Lot 35 - Sold to Galaxy Simmentals

Lot 44 - Sold to Johnson Ranching

Proven Genetics for Your Operation! Lot 58 - Sold to Prairie Hill Farms

Dale & Dwight Storebo Bryce & Janine Baxter Beechy, SK Cell: 306 859-7779 Bryce cell: 306 630-9288 Email: storebofarm@sasktel.net

Curtis & Rae-Ann Suter & family Warman, SK Ph: 306 292-7230 Email: sssimmentals@gmail.com

Ryan & Rhonda Heather & family Biggar, SK Ph: 306-951-7170 Email: rheather1@yahoo.com

Brett & Naomi Keet Dalmeny, SK Cell: 306 229-3051 Email: brettrkeet@gmail.com

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BULL SALE

MONDAY MARCH 1 PM AT THE FARM OUNGRE SK

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th

Bulls Sired By

ANNUAL

19

th

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

Statement Future Venture Playmaker Interstate Black Market Proclamation One of a Kind Export ...and more

find the catalogue on facebook @ashworthfarmandranch

KWA 109J

KWA 134J

KWA 84J

KWA 111J

KWA 1J

KWA 104J

One of a Kind X Red Rock

Black Market X Missile

Playmaker X Mountain

Statement X Motherlode

Our Largest Offering to Date

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yearling & select 2 yr old red & black simmental & percentage bulls on offer

Venture X Export

Interstate X Law Maker

The Ashwort hs PO Box 53 Oungre, SK S0C 1Z0 Kelly 306 861-2013 Kyle 306 861-9352

Watch Live & Bid Online View Videos of Bulls www.cattlevids.ca

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d’amélioration de la race

Par Sean McGrath Coordonnateur des programmes d’amélioration de la race, Association Simmental du Canada

L

Terre fertile

a recherche a démontré que la fertilité est un facteur significatif influençant la profitabilité de la production vache-veau. Selon des travaux effectués par Melton (1995), selon un système traditionnel de production, la fertilité est cinq fois plus importante que la croissance, et dix fois plus importante que les qualités de la carcasse, au niveau des profits anticipés dans un schéma de production vache-veau. De plus, si on considère un modèle où les veaux sont conservés par l’entreprise vacheveau, la fertilité influencera les profits selon un facteur encore deux fois plus grand que s’il s’agit de la croissance ou des qualités de la carcasse. Lorsqu’on travaille dans le domaine de la génétique, on entend souvent dire que la fertilité possède une faible valeur d’héritabilité. Par conséquent, les personnes peuvent penser à tort qu’on ne peut pas faire de progrès sur la fertilité grâce à la sélection génétique. Il faut donc reparler de tout cela, car la fertilité demeure une pièce importante du casse-tête. Premièrement, il faut bien reconnaître que les caractères pour lesquels on veut et on fait du progrès sont plutôt progressifs ou linéaires. Ainsi, plus on améliore les conditions d’environnement, et plus on voit les performances augmenter, nous permettant de constater les écarts entre les bovins. Regardons de plus près un exemple concernant la croissance. Si on examine des bovins selon leur performances de croissance, et qu’on restreint leur diète alimentaire, on pourra encore constater des différences de performances entre les individus. Plus on améliorera la qualité de la ration et qu’on accroitra le taux de gain globalement, on pourra en fait voir qu’il y a des écarts encore plus grands exprimés dans plusieurs groupes et que la génétique s’est exprimée davantage. Si on simplifie à outrance les termes, un veau possédant le bagage génétique lui permettant de gagner 6 livres par jour, ne sera pas en mesure d’atteindre un tel gain si on lui sert une diète de 15 livres de « foin de broche ». En général, on gère pour obtenir une meilleure expression d’un caractère. L’expression qu’on obtient pour la fertilité est pas mal différente. En fait, dans plusieurs des manières qu’on emploie pour évaluer la fertilité, on aura affaire à des caractères exprimés selon une formule de « tout ou rien ». Une vache est soit gestante ou non, elle ne peut pas être gestante à moitié. Elle sèvrera un veau ou pas. Certains caractères vont s’exprimer davantage sous une forme linéaire, par exemple les jours jusqu’au vêlage ou l’âge à la puberté. Mais, en général, une vache va soit effectuer une fonction ou non. Cela signifie alors qu’il est difficile d’identifier la composante génétique, et cela nous amène également à la deuxième partie du problème. Quand on se préoccupe de la croissance, ou des qualités de carcasse, si on améliore notre gestion, on améliorera aussi généralement l’expression d’un caractère donné et par conséquent la variation qu’on peut mesurer. Plus il y aura de variation, et plus il sera facile de choisir les animaux qui rencontrent la direction voulue. Pour la fertilité, c’est plutôt l’inverse qui se produit. L’amélioration de la régie a tendance à réduire les variations. De nouveau, regardons un autre exemple très simplifié afin de démontrer le tout : Si on avait un troupeau de 100 vaches et qu’on ne leur donne aucun traitement préférentiel; c’est-à-dire aucuns minéraux, aucun programme de santé, etc. Il est alors possible qu’on pourrait avoir un taux de conception de 60 %. Puisque 40 % des vaches ne serait pas gestantes, on aurait donc beaucoup de variation à évaluer. En fait, avec davantage de pression sur les vaches dans cet environnement, on peut alors mieux démêler le bon grain de la paille. En revanche, la plupart des entreprises sérieuses ne ferait pas une telle chose, car cela leur serait dévastateur au point de vue économique. Pour maintenir un taux de conception et de vêlage acceptable, un gestionnaire sérieux devrait servir des minéraux, suivre la condition de chair de ses vaches et mettre en place un protocole de vaccination. Sans doute qu’on fait toutes les bonnes choses et qu’on obtient un taux de conception supérieur à 95 %. Nous avons donc amélioré avec succès le niveau de fertilité, et nous avons également retiré de la variation, car il n’y a plus dans notre troupeau que 5 vaches ou moins pour nous informer par rapport à l’infertilité. Voici une raison majeure expliquant que les caractères liés à la fertilité ont une héritabilité plus faible que les caractères liés à la performance. Avec une

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gestion favorisant l’obtention de gestations, on a limité la variation en termes de fertilité. En acceptant le fait qu’à titre d’éleveurs de race pure, on est impliqué directement dans une démarche d’amélioration génétique, cela nous conduit à un dilemme. Ainsi, comment peut-on vraiment surmonter cette situation et créer une réelle amélioration génétique pour la fertilité, laquelle est si importante pour la rentabilité des producteurs commerciaux. Alors qu’il peut y avoir plusieurs réponses possibles, il y a une couple de principes de base très importants et qui sont relativement faciles à mettre en place. Déclaration complète de tout le troupeau Pour chaque vache, la déclaration du succès ou de l’échec à concevoir, à vêler et à sevrer un veau est essentielle dans une démarche d’amélioration génétique de la fertilité. En réalité, sur une ferme ou un ranch, un veau peut mourir avant le sevrage, ou bien « passer tout droit » dans le corral lorsque c’est le temps de le peser. Cela demeure important de déclarer les données de saillie sur chacune des vaches, du taux de conception de chaque vache et du destin de chaque veau pour chacune des vaches. Il est possible de le faire grâce au programme “THE” de l’ASC, lequel est au cœur et constitue une manière fondamentale d’une façon objective d’évaluer la fertilité. Analyse de l’ADN J’apprécie beaucoup le testage de l’ADN effectué chez les taureaux de reproduction et les sujets d’élite, qui sont de bons investissements en marketing. Toutefois, le testage de l’ADN des vaches du troupeau avec une micropuce de haute densité (100K) est un excellent investissement GÉNÉTIQUE. Les nouvelles technologies d’analyse de l’ADN nous permettent d’estimer avec une précision accrue le mérite génétique d’une femelle à un âge plus jeune. Cela peut être un facteur clé pour déterminer les différences génétiques de fertilité. Afin d’aider ses membres à ce niveau, l’ASC investie par rapport au testage de l’ADN des génisses de remplacement. Regroupement des données / Évaluation génétique En fonction de notre manière de gérer les vaches pour qu’elles soient gestantes, nous avons besoin de plus de données, si on veut avoir une évaluation significative de la contribution génétique des femelles vêlant à répétition au fil des ans. Nous augmentons nos données en participant à une évaluation multi-races et avec d’autres associations effectuée par le groupe « International Genetic Solutions (IGS) ». Avec un tel partenariat, cela n’aide pas seulement à augmenter le nombre de données disponibles, mais aussi à partager le travail et nous permettre d’investir dans de nouvelles technologies scientifiques en vue de mieux déterminer les facteurs génétiques impliqués dans la fertilité des vaches d’un troupeau. Les programmes de l’ASC – Bien ancrés sur la fertilité “THE – Total Herd Enrolment” (Enrôlement du troupeau complet) – Il s’agit du fondement d’un système d’information de la fertilité des femelles. En participant pleinement au “THE”, vous disposez d’une composante clé d’évaluation de la génétique maternelle dans votre troupeau. Crédit sur les frais d’analyse de l’ADN chez les femelles au premier veau – L’ASC prolonge le programme précédent afin que les membres profitent d’un crédit de 10 $ versé chez toutes les taures au premier veau ayant une épreuve de parenté par l’ADN complétée. Les analyses de haute densité, incluant la vérification de la parenté (ex : 100K) sont également admissibles au rabais. Nouveau programme sur les mesures par ultrasons / l’ADN – l’ASC offre un nouveau programme destiné aux groupes complets de génisses / taureaux qui ont été mesurés avec les ultrasons et qui ont été testés avec une micropuce de 100K. Pur avoir droit au rabais de 27,50 $, les animaux doivent faire partie de groupes contemporains valides, et avoir été testés tant avec les ultrasons qu’avec l’ADN. En faisant mesurer nos génisses avec les ultrasons, on obtient en fait un double bénéfice, car on crée une base de données à long terme sur les qualités de la carcasse, et on augmente aussi la précision de toutes les évaluations de l’information sur l’ADN.


AFTER 11 YEARS OF SELLING IN LLOYDMINISTER, SK WE WELCOME YOU TO THE

1

st ON-FARM BULL SALE AT

RED WILLOW RANCH LTD.

CRF CONNECTED 12G

CRF CONNECTED 12G

RWR 45J

RWR 41J

HOMO POLLED

SVS BETTS 808F

RWR PHANTOM 25D

RWR 11J

RWR WILDCARD 67E

RWR 76J

HOMO POLLED

HOMO POLLED

SBMC HERITAGE 19G

RWR 146J

HOMO POLLED

AJB HIGH COUNTRY 46G

RWR 15J

ON OFFER

CRF CONNECTED 12G

NON DILUTER

RWR 20J

SU RIO GRANDE 55R

RWR 64J

NON DILUTER

RWR 78J

NON DILUTER

45 Simmental Bulls - Reds, Blacks & Fullbloods | 15 select Purebred Heifers | 22 Commercial Heifers

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Josh Tyler: 306-390-7745 | Darren Tyler: 306-398-7554 | www.redwillowranchltd.com 57


Wolfe Hierarchy FF 908H

An extended

Sold to Chamberland Farms of St. Paul AB for $15,000

Sold to Polar Farms

Sold to JH Ranch of Charlie Lake BC for $14,500

Wolfe Hoot FF 836H

Wolfe Hammer 751H

of PRRD BC for $14,500

Wolfe Handsome 788H

Sold to Eddy Klassen and Dwayne Patterson

Sold to Peace View Colony of Dawson Creek BC for $12,000

Wolfe Heartthrob FF 6H

of Debolt AB for $13,500

Sold to Madge Simmentals

Sold to Keato Meadow Simmentals of Fort Saskatchewan AB for $8,500

Wolfe Hayna FF 106H

of Hanna AB for $11,500

60 Fleckvieh bulls averaged $8680

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Wolfe Hemisphere FF 867H

Sold to Sunville Simmentals of McCreary MB for $17,000

Wolfe Haven FF 100H

4M Cattle Co. ^ 5S Cattle Co. ^ Alix Farming Co. Ltd. ^ Bar None Farms Inc. Baseline Feeders Bendall Cattle ^ Wade Birkett ^ Blazin J Simmentals ^ Bryan Gallatin Farms Ltd. Wallace & Daina Calder ^ Chamberland Farms ^ Clint & Steff Cox Dierker Enterprises Ltd. Wesley Doyon Eureka Hereford Farms Inc. ^ Ferrybank Farming Co. Ltd. ^ Peter Froland ^ Charlie Gould HBCR Valley Farming Co. Ltd. ^ Ted & Joyce Henderson ^ HMR Livestock ^ JH Ranch ^ Keato Meadow Simmentals Klassen Ranching ^ Ashley Klassen ^ Eddy Klassen ^ Madge Farms Ltd. Madge Simmentals Gary Miskew Okraincee Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. Dwayne & Kyra Patterson ^ Peace View Colony ^ Polar Farms Darcy Ratzlaff Red Iron Simmentals Rempel Farms Ltd. Short Grass Farms ^ Shuck Farm ^ South Peace Colony ^ Sunville Simmentals TIOS Simmentals Tri D Simmentals ^ Twisted Creek Farms Valleyview Ranch Colony ^ Vertical Edge Genetics Virginia Ranch Warkentin Land & Cattle Inc. ^ Brian Wetherill George & Susie Wiebe ^ Malcolm Wilkowski Willcooke Simmentals ^ Warren & Maria Wohlgemuth ^ ^ Denotes repeat buyer

Wolfe Hoist FF 885H

to all of our 2021 buyers

Sold to Blazin J Simmentals of Valleyview AB for $5,500

Tony Wolfe

Box 2074 Valleyview AB Canada T0H 3N0

780 524 9322 wolfefarms8@gmail.com

Visit wolfefarms.ca


MONDAY MARCH 7, 2022 1:00 PM Ag Pavilion Neepawa, Manitoba PROUDLY PRESENTED BY

SELLING Simmental Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls

DEQUIER CATTLE CO.

204-745-8750

SKYRIDGE FARMS

204-750-2210

TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS

204-723-2386

TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK

204-723-2275

WILCOX SIMMENTALS

204-723-2735

BASKM LAND AND CATTLE

204-967-2721

MADSEN ANGUS

204-638-2335

SALE MANAGEMENT

Chris Poley 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson 403-363-9973 Ben Wright 519-374-3335

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Offering the top end of our bull pen out of these exciting sires!

TYCOON // LIMITLESS // BLACK GOLD APPROVAL // HENN RAMBLER // LOADED UP // MILLINGTON BRISK BOONE PICKENS // HAMMER // GOLD KEY // GVR INTRIGUE // GVR CHIEF // CAPTAIN SCREAM

RIO GRANDE // GVR/BOHR CASH MONEY // CMS TIME WARP // SVS REBEL // DOUBLE BAR D BANKROLL

30 plus yearling and two year old bulls from some of the most exciting sires in the simmental industry!

Hugh Stewart: 780.581.8608 Sale Management

WWW.BOHRSON.COM

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Watch & Bid Online with DLMS www.dlms.ca


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L A U N A N

N O E S L N A H S O J ULL B ING 9 T H

RANCH

ost, AB v o r P , e g n a tock Exch s e iv L t s o v o 8, 2022 • Pr h c r a M , y a Tuesd

PROGENY PROGENY

SELLS

SELLS KWA Rosevelt

SVS Dynasty

PROGENY PROGENY

SELLS

SELLS

Sibelle Sugar Ray 25F

LRX Total Value 163C

PROGENY PROGENY

SELLS

SELLS

WJS Everlast 70E

RF/Rust Stimulus 610D

Formerly WJ SIMMENTALS / BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS Byron, Bernice & Wyatt Johnson Box 132 Amisk, AB T0B 0B0 • 780-856-2175 • www.wjsimmentals.com 61


DTA 26J RED DTA FEATURE FILM X RED TER-RON SLICE

HART OUTLIER X SAV BISMARCK

DTA 13J

DTA 4J

RED HRA LOOKOUT X RED DTA OVERFLOW

COLEMAN BRAVO X SAV HEAVY HITTER

SSSF 4J LFE GAME FACE X REMINGTON RED MILE

SSSF 14J

SSSF 31J

MRL MISSILE X SUN STAR HEFNER

IPU LIEUTENANT X REMINGTON RED MILE

SSSF 52J RWR BEAR CAT X DIKEMANS DOUBLE DOWN

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DTA 1J


SIRED BY JPCC MR LINER 75B

SIRED BY R PLUS 5015C

SIRED BY KOP CROSBY 137W

SIRED BY JPCC MR LINER 75B

SIRED BY PWK GIBSONS FINEST 6Y 52E

SIRED BY KOP CROSBY 137W

SIRED BY WHEATLAND REVENUE 677D

SIRED BY SILVERLAKE ROCKY 238C

SIRED BY CROSSROAD POLLED FUTURE

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WEDNESDAY MAR. 9, 2022

AT THE RANCH

HANLEY, SK

32ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

45 BULLS & SELECT FEMALES

SunnyValley

FEATURING SONS OF: SVS Bond 973G, Mader Walk This Way 224B, Anchorage Commodity, SVS Betts 808F, Boundary Strut, SVS Freedom 22F, Anchor D Raptor and more...

Simmentals

Mader Walk This Way 224B Sunny x SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Homo Polled, Hetero Black ValleyJustice 24J

SVS B rimstone 68J

SVS Tycoon 841F x WFL Red Sage 506C Homo Polled

Crossfire 24J

SVS Bond 973G x NUG Pioneer 209E Homo Polled.

SVS Sunny Valley Freedom 22F x NGDB Lady Grace 518C Crank 17J Polled. Non-Dilutor

Wayne & Linda Libke Tyler, Erin, Dax & Reese 306.544.7633 306.544.2651 C: 306.221.4210 Amanda 306.281.2645 sunnyvalleysimm@hotmail.com 64

SVS

Contact us today! Box 427 Hanley, SK S0G 2E0 VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE www.sunnyvalleysimmentals.com


March 10, 2022 Spring Creek Ranch Moosomin, SK - 1:00 pm

It’s more than just a bull purchase at the "In Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale Selling approximately

85 Bulls:

black Simmental

angus

Red Simmental

simm-angus

• Red And Black Simmentals • Power Bulls And Calving Ease • All Are Homo Polled • Coat Color Statuses Identified

• Large Selection Of Baldy Bulls, Red And Black • Sim/Angus Bulls • Black Angus Bulls • One Of A Kind Warranty • Volume Discounts Sale Managed By

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed! Brian McCarthy

Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 Cell 306.435.7527 Email: brian.mccarthy@live.ca

Scott Bohrson - 403.370.3010

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Bulls are our Business Grinalta Farms

Dam Grinalta's HP Awesome FF18G

HOMO POLLED | P1334736 | 100% GERMAN | KUZ MR COLOSSAL 427Z x GRINALTA’S ZERELDA PFF18Z CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MWWT

3.5

6.9

70.6

98.3

40.2

-0.3

75.5

Exciting new HOMOZYGOUS POLLED 100% Fleckvieh. Exceptional phenotype and genotype. Awesome is entering stud at Alta for international production.

Grinalta's Kaiser PFF03F

HETERO SMOOTH POLLED| P1323910 |100% GERMAN | CHAMPS BRAVO x GRINALTA’S LADY DANE PFF03D CE

BW

WW

YW

MILK

MCE

MWWT

8.3

4.2

80.7

110.3

37.5

4.4

77.9

Bull Calf

Herdsires

Grinalta's HP Bravo FF982E

Sun Rise Pillar 3D

Grinalta's Super Elite

Many sons on offer. We lost Bravo in December but we can continue to offer international and domestic semen. We thank all the many breeders that used Bravo last year and look forward to the many calvings this spring. Contact us for your semen order.

Other prospects sired by: State of War, Westcott 245E, HP Neff, HP Fire, HP ULTRA. FGAF Guerrero, KUZ Colossal and HP King Special thank you to all our 2020 buyers!

After both the many requests for semen and analyzing his 1st set of calves we decided Kaiser must be collected. One of the best most consistent producing sires we have ever used. International Semen will be made available early in 2022.

Thick soggy red sons available for the 1st time. One of the soggiest deepest homo red non diluting purebred bulls in the industry. His calves are unsurpassed on quality and eye appeal. SUPER Duty extremely smooth fronted, small narrow head, smooth shoulders deep bodied and extremely long well built and powerful. Very MODERATE Calving ease.

IPU Romano 90X

Grinalta's Seldom

Many sons sell. Easy calving and made “good”. Consisent never miss sire. We bought Seldom back at 8 yrs to utilize his attributes. Perfect feet. Son of the great Cherry cow. Still breeding strong approaching 11 years of age!

Grinalta's Ultra Lady IE162D

Red,black, and black baldie bulls available. Exceptional sire that excels in every area. Heifer calving ease with great performance. His sons are in demand. International semen available.

50 Bull prospects by private treaty. Long yrlgs and 2/3 yr olds.

We have 5 homo polled 100% Fleckvieh bull prospects for sale

ROMANO exceptional still breeding sound as a rock. Progeny by semen can be registered in most countries outside Canada. International semen available. Embryos and semen can be registered in Canada by natural breeding only. We still can’t find one thing we would change if we could.

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Opportunity is offered from one of the largest elite group of homo polled 100%Fleckvieh females anywhere to purchase embryos or contract/lease a flush to sire of your choice. Our extensive 50 yr collected semen inventory can be offered in your sire selection as well. Cows will be flushed at a certified ET facility.

Embryos sired by Heywood Ensign available.

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Kent 780.781.7034

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Polled/Horned Full Fleckvieh and a strong set of black and red purebreds from over 50 years of AI breeding and an extensive ET program.

ALBERTA BREEDERS SERVICE IS NOW FOR 2022 MARKETING AND CARRYING ALL OUR BULLS ON THEIR TRUCK! Contact Mike Webster 403.994.0629 For all your US semen needs please contact UNIVERSAL SEMEN SALES, MONTANA - 406.453.0374 For all your Mexico semen and embryos please contact: JavFer Genetics- Dr. Fernando Rivera +52 662.183.9415


Thursday, March 10, 2022 On the Farm, Strathmore, AB 2021 Sale Highlights...

Thank You to Our 2021 Buyer s

Bar CL GB Farms Bryan & Sherry Mackenzie Clifford Land & Cattle Crossroad Farms Darcy Stewart* Colten Stewart Daryl Farms Double Bar D Earl Winther Ernest Farms Hampton Simmentals

Roger & Dave, Jordan, Katie, Dane, Brynn & Allie 403-999-4191 Strathmore, Alberta deeg@deegsimmental.com

Harvie Crest Cattle Co Jeff & Laurie Miller* Johnson Ranching Kathol Farms* LJ Farms Lone Butte Ranching M&R Damen Farms Ltd Mader Ranches Maple Lake Stock Farms Maxwell Simmentals MCG Simmentals Mountain View Colony

Mustang Land & Cattle North Hill Simmentals Pieschel Farms Prairie Diamond Farms Rancier Farms Randy Bertschy* River Point Cattle Co Riverside Ranch Ltd Robert Farms 97 Ltd* Sevcik Simmental Ranch Smith Simmentals* Stahlville Colony

TJ Maynard* Tom Jackson Ultra Livestock Valleyview Colony Wayne Risdon Wheatland Colony* Yellowrose Cattle *denotes multiple purchases

B reeding +Selling Simmental Bulls for Over 45 Years

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Bob Lowe CCA President

With the arrival of each year comes new resolutions, goals, and optimism for the year ahead. This year is no exception – even on the heels of very challenging times for beef farmers and ranchers in 2021. Since day one on the job almost two years ago, it seems adversity has been at our doorstop, but we have accomplished much to the benefit of our industry, and I still believe we can help support Canada’s post-pandemic recovery. However, we do need the proper tools to bring our proposed solutions to fruition. Collaboration continues to be the key ingredient in developing workable policy solutions that we can take to government to help mitigate the impacts of the challenges facing our sector as they arise. In 2020, I spoke a great deal about how stakeholders from across our industry and the broader agriculture sector mobilized to navigate and mitigate the impacts from the pandemic. The same holds true for 2021 – by working together we were able to inform both the federal and provincial levels of government on the type of support needed by beef producers affected by devastating droughts and wildfires. We are also engaged in helping support the needs of beef farmers and ranchers in British Columbia (B.C.) dealing with flooding alongside the B.C. Cattlemen’s Association and assessing the supply chain impacts on producers and the broader industry across Canada. Now that the 44th Parliament is in session, we are starting to meet with parliamentarians of all stripes again. In early December, it was great to be back on the Hill for in-person meetings and events to better understand the priorities of the current Government and the opposition parties, as well as provide insights into how our priorities can support their goals and policies. Of course, Canada’s economic recovery and climate change are top of mind for everyone, as well as the Next Agricultural Policy Framework (APF) set to launch in 2023. The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is working hard to bring strong recommendations forward for consideration. As negotiations on the next APF proceed, it is our hope that a forward-looking framework is developed with an increased funding envelope and policies designed to foster a competitive business environment as well as tackle the impacts of climate change. Since the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in November, I’ve reflected on the discussions, outcomes, and our next steps in sharing our story and recommendations with the federal and provincial levels of government. It’s no surprise that the environment and climate change were key topics of discussion at this meeting. Conversations are now happening in agriculture policy circles on how to best weave environmental aspects into the next APF, as well as how to improve economic resiliency and attract more investment to industry research and innovation. To help secure our recovery, growing and expanding our

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market access for Canadian beef remains a high priority for us. We continue to push for trade limiting restrictions to be removed on Canadian beef whether it’s by leveling the playing field when it comes to the remaining BSE-restrictions for specified risk materials or addressing aspects of the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement with the European Union (EU). Over the last number of years, the Canadian beef industry has increased efforts to share its stewardship story. We have the unique ability to deliver significant environmental services including carbon storage and sequestration, wildlife habitat preservation and flood resiliency. As government policies and the next APF are developed, it is critical that policymakers recognize that agriculture, and particularly the beef production, play a significant role in meeting our climate change goals. Equally important is that environmental policies resonate with cattle farmers and ranchers as much as they do with government and the public. We also need to ensure that our story is heard and that we are an active partner in policy consultations to avoid unintended environmental consequences, as well as any potential impacts to the profitability and sustainability of our industry. Increasing investment into research and innovation is another pivotal policy consideration, as advancements in this area enhance our ability to be competitive, while supporting our stewardship and conservation efforts as primary producers. Having the opportunity to address the Agriculture Ministers in November on this topic was a great avenue to begin discussions on our research priorities including renewing the Agri-Science Clusters and Projects programs, further encouraging industry and government applied research collaborations, and the need for predictable, long-term research funding commitments for both basic and applied research streams to help attract additional investments by the private sector. We also cannot forget the importance of having sufficiently funded business risk management programs that are as market and production neutral as possible and delivered consistently across all jurisdictions in Canada. There are many risks beyond our control and having effective and equitable safety net programs can be the difference for many farmers, ranchers and feeders getting through inevitable difficult times. This is particularly true for our younger producers who represent the future of Canadian agriculture. We look forward to working with our industry stakeholders and Parliamentarians, to move our priorities forward, creating a win-win-win, for beef producers, Canada’s economy, and our environment. There are likely more tough days ahead, but with hard work and perseverance, we can make positive things happen for our industry. This work ahead won’t be easy, but anything worth fighting for never is. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2022!


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SWANTEWITT & SAGE SIMMENTALS 18th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

Saturday, March 12, 2022 - On the Farm, Shiningbank, Alberta Open House March 9-12, 2022 - DLMS Farmgate Auction March 11-12 55 Yearling & 14 Two Year Old Bulls (Purebred and Fullblood, many homozygous polled) ALL CATTLE WILL BE HALTER BROKE BULLS SEMEN TESTED AND GUARANTEED

20 Top Quality Purebred and Fullblood Replacement Heifers

SOME HERD SIRES...

HANDLED AND HALTER BROKE FOR DISPOSITION - WE PUT IN THE EXTRA WORK AND IT’S WORTH IT!

Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

Swantewitt Everest 7E

LFE Lewis 312E

Swantewitt 90 Proof 31F

Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

Sire: LFE Trestle 323Z

Sire: TNT 90 Proof Z401

SRH Gladiator 10G Polled Sons Sell

Swantewitt Gibraltar 3G Polled Sons Sell

Swantewitt Sully 38G

Swantewitt DJB Gilbert 27G

Sire: RWR Sully 9E

Sire: FGAF Guerrero 810Y

Keato Pld Directors Cut 21D

Wolfe Fitzroy FF 72F

Keet’s Furtive 30F

Sire: Keato Pld Classified 10A

Sire: Double Bar D Kitimat 237B

Sire: NUG Rewind 22C

Power & Performance Bulls Sell

Performance & Style Bulls Sell

Sire: WFL Identity 23X

Sire: Rust Bull 1D

Polled Calving Ease Sons Sell

Sire: LFE Amber Jack 385E

Sons Sell

Growth Bulls Sell

Calving Ease Sons Sell

Polled Sons Sell

• Proven cattle for the commercial producer from our 350 cow registered herd. • Great bulls at a reasonable price, majority selling to repeat cattle producers. • Ranch raised for longevity - we take pride in the number of our older bulls still out working! • Diverse Fullblood genetics. • Red and Black Purebreds, several low birthweight potential heifer bulls. • Complete herd health program.

Call or look online for a catalogue after February 1, 2022 at www.swantewittsimmentals.com

Calving Ease Sons Sell

Calving Ease Sons Sell

CFFS Open Range 860Y

Polled Calving Ease Sons Sell Sire: Prostock Hugo 7052T

Gerd Bremmekamp& Jordan Laird Gerd - 780.712.2096 Jordan - 780.712.3600 Home - 780.693.2124 swantewitt@gmail.com

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Yearling Bulls for sale

KNTZ 43J

ESPOSITO KUNTZ MISS MOSES 517C SAJ 79H

SAJ 79H SOLD TO TRAVIS LINDSAY

RED, BLACKS, & FULLBLOODS KNTZ 17J

ALL ABOARD KUNTZ WILDBERRY 609D SAJ 42H

SAJ 42H SOLD TO RED WILLOW RANCH

KNTZ 15J

BANKER KUNTZ MISS MOSES 514C SAJ 50H

SAJ 50H SOLD TO BORDERLINE CONTRACTING

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CBBC News Release

For more information, contact: Sandy Russell, CEO, Canadian Beef Breeds Council srussell@beefbreeds.ca (cell) 306.281.7873

Prog-ress noun /'prägres'/ Forward or onward movement toward a destination. How do you measure progress? To be completely honest, the answer to this question has eluded me for quite some time and I am cognizant that I will likely never be truly satisfied that there is a concrete answer to satisfy this question for myself, let alone everyone that I work on behalf of. That being said, there is no doubt that significant progress has been made over the past year within the Canadian Beef Breeds Council (CBBC) and the primary development initiative that it is leading, the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN). I began in the role of Chief Executive Officer with CBBC on October 1, 2021 and since that time I have been on a steep trajectory of learning about the organization and the members we serve. Although I have been working on the development of CBIN for several years and had a good understanding of CBBC and its operations, there clearly has been a period of learning and assessing how best to advance the organization for the betterment of the seedstock sector and it’s members. Having only been in the role for a few months I can tell you that while there is a strong foundation within CBBC there is considerable opportunity to elevate the presence of the seedstock sector within the Canadian beef industry. The collaborative leadership being shown by the CBBC members and their Board is unprecedented within the beef industry and one only needs to look to the progress of CBIN within the industry as evidence of that leadership. In the past few months, CBIN has gained substantial momentum with several exciting accomplishments and announcements. As the engagement and collaboration builds to fully develop this transformational initiative for all segments of the Canadian beef production system, it is imperative that we remain focused on our ultimate destination. CBIN’s ultimate goal is to increase the utilization of genetic data and drive market signals to create value for all those involved in the Canadian beef

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production system. In order to truly capture value from this initiative we must continue to work to shift CBIN from the idea phase to fully operational and in order to accomplish that it will take the support and engagement of everyone within the industry. CBIN has a four-stage development plan aimed to drive this transformational idea forward to full operations: 1. Build the Data Foundation: Build an operational system that will standardize data collection amongst participating Breed Associations (in progress and to be completed by March 2023). 2. Facilitate Data Linkages: Develop a cross-sector genetic data hub that will facilitate linkages of genetic data to traditional production metrics. 3. Translate Data: Create the analytical resources to assist in the translation of genetic data into informed decisions that allow increased value capture from conception to consumption. 4. Drive Adoption: Advance the understanding of the value of genetic data incorporation and resource utilization across the entire beef production system. In the coming months you will see increased communication and engagement from both CBBC and CBIN as we work to deliver on the CBBC mandate, advance the development of CBIN and accomplish tangible outcomes for our members and the entire Canadian beef industry. So, have we made considerable progress? I am confident that the answer to that question is: yes, we have but I also know we have a long way to go and a lot of work to complete to reach our destination. I can assure you that my focus will continue to be on the forward movement of the organization towards our goals and achieving tangible outcomes that provide value to our members. I look forward to continuing to work with our collaborative network to elevate the importance of genetic advancement and build the data infrastructure to capture additional value for all segments of the Canadian beef production system.


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CANADIAN SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP UPDATE The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) held its 2021 committee and board meetings in mid-November. Some of the main outcomes from the discussions were: - The CSA board is proposing a by-law change regarding recognizing a 7/8 Simmental make as a Purebred. With the strong show of support in 2021 it was felt that this should be presented to the CSA membership again this year. - The further development of the Canadian Beef Improvement Network was strongly endorsed by the CSA board of directors and we look forward to working with the Canadian Beef Breeds Council in advancing their initiative. - The CSA continues to enjoy its relationship with International Genetic Solutions and its partners in providing the North American Simmental Genetic evaluation. - A new CSA genetic improvement program has been designed for 2022 that will rebate finds to CSA members on THE that combine 2021 born heifers and bulls that are carcass evaluated via ultrasound and also have a 100K DNA test submitted.

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- The 2020 DNA Heifer program was retroactively extended for 2021. Notification was sent to the CSA membership in mid-December with a deadline of Dec 31, 2021. The program is also being extended for 2022. Consult the most recent CSA e-news for more details. - 50 year member awards are being rolled out for long standing CSA members. If you know of someone who may qualify please contact Sue Giles sgiles@simmental.com - Simmental Country will continue with its 25% reduction of the price of its ads for CSA members. This is in lieu of sale attendance by a magazine representative so please arrange for someone to take pictures of your bull sale or event - The CSA is revisiting the possibility of lowering the maximum age for YCSA members to 21 from the current age of 25 Please feel free to contact a CSA director of the office with any questions you may have on CSA programming! CSA Board of Directors


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Thank you to 2021 Bidders & Buyers! Thank you to these progressive breeders and cattlemen who purchased bred heifers in my 1st sale: Diamond J (4) Neil Carson (2) Pernitsky Farms (2) James Kohut (3) Dale Hawkins (2) Dusty Garnier (2) Mike Bendell (2) Dwayne Flasch (2) Mark Kilar (1) Aumack Simmentals (1) Jordan Bergheim (1) Brandon Hofer (1) Doug Green (1)

KULYK SIMMENTALS RR #1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3

Richard Kulyk

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Selling

Simmental Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Sun Rise Simmentals

Mark & Jennalee Beutler & Family C: 306-735-7841 info@scissorscreekcattle.com www.scissorscreekcattle.com

Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 cuss@sasktel.net www.sunrisesimmentals.com

Flying TL Simmentals

Triangle 33 simmentals

Terry & Loretta Young Terry: 306-725-8280 P: 306-939-4803 tlyoung@sasktel.net

The Ritter & Young Families Matt: 306-550-8301 Austin: 306-731-7895 Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 austin.ritter@hotmail.com

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TIMED ONLINE March 19: Bidding Starts 8:00 am March 20: Bidding Closes 7:00 pm With A Horserace Finish

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NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION ANGUS BULL 2021 CHESTNUT TURNING HEADS 29 Vernon, Denise, Riley & Cody-Ray Lafrentz Box 118, Beinfait, SK S0C 0M0 C: 306-421-2297 Riley: 306-461-8200 Cody-Ray: 620-960-9831

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Did You Know? The CSA does a monthly E-Newsletter - On the first Thursday of every month we send out the most relevant happenings of the CSA, YCSA, Simmental Country and the Foundation - If you are not receiving the monthly e-news and would like to be added contact cansim@simmental.com

The CSA also offers E-Blasts

- A great way to promote your upcoming events and sales - Gets sent to over 4000 email accounts - Contact sgiles@simmental.com to book your e-blast

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SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS NB CATTLE CO.

Duane & Nadine, Tara-Lynn, Trystann & Addyson Caumartin McCreary, MB Home: (204) 835-2748 Duane: (204) 572-6828 dncaumartin@gmail.com

Nicholas Bray & Keah MacMillan Eddystone, MB Nick: (204) 447-7203 Keah: (204) 572-4839 nbcattle.nbcc@gmail.com

OVERBY STOCK FARM

Neil Overby & Deanne Wilkinson Ste. Rose du Lac, MB (431) 233-3505 overbystockfarm@gmail.com

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We encourage you to come view the Bulls & Red Express 194J Dams of this year’s offering at the Ranch Reggie156D

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Idol 24Y

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Red R oar 207J Udder quality of the Dams 2022 Bull Sale offering... Tango 9F

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Marigold 198D

Ruby 95E

Legacy 26F

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Isabella 3U

Akita 23F

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Bulls Selling at the Southwest Showcase Bull Sale, Your Choice Bull Sale, and by Private Treaty. Contact us for more Information. Darby, Sarah, Isabella & Mackayla Delorme Home: (306) 299-2006 Cell: (306) 662-7993 Email: boundaryranch@sasktel.net

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Cody Carson

#13, 4101-19th St. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 Fax: (403) 250-5121 Email: fcsf@simmental.com

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Rossburn, MB

Cody Carson is currently in his second year of the Agribusiness Diploma at Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta. He is from Rossburn, Manitoba where he and his family own and operate Northern Light Simmentals. They run approximately 225 head of purebred black, red and Fullblood Simmental cattle. Cody has been involved with the Simmental breed for his entire life and feels that this Simmental breed and YCSA has helped to shape him into the person he is today. For this Cody is incredibly thankful and he hopes that one day he can give back to the association all that it has provided Cody with. Cody has been a member of his local 4-H beef club for nine years and has had the opportunity to sit on the Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up Committee as well as the Manitoba Young Canadian Simmental Board. Cody has has exhibited cattle at many junior shows across Manitoba and Saskatchewan including Manitoba Ag-Ex and Canadian Western Agribition. Cody would like to sincerely thank the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation, and everyone involved who has helped him along the way.

Olivia Woytiukr

Scholarship Won: Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation $3,000

Shell Lake, SK

Olivia is currently pursuing her 2 passions in life; softball and agriculture, while studying towards her Associate of Science Degree at Otero College in La Junta, Colorado. Olivia plays on the softball team for the Otero Rattlers and she will be transferring to a 4 year institution after her time at Otero College to earn her degree in Agriculture Business and to hopefully continue her love for softball. Olivia is actively involved in her family’s operation, Crossroad Farms near Shell Lake, SK., where they raise purebred Simmentals as well as grain farm. Olivia has started her own herd of purebred Simmentals and has sold a few of her own bulls in their annual bull sale in February. This year will be Olivia’s twelfth year in 4-H and she has been a member of the YCSA since 2017. Olivia is extremely thankful to grow up and be a part of an industry that gives back and teaches so much. She is looking forward to growing her own purebred herd while learning more about agriculture.

Danielle Matonovich Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Grandora, SK

Danielle Matonovich is 18 years old and from Grandora, Saskatchewan. Danielle found a love for cattle through her involvement in 4H. Having been introduced to the Simmental breed through 4H, Danielle has been grateful to show her Simmentals at local, provincial and national shows and looks forward to attending many more. As a first generation beef farmer Danielle has been growing a commercial herd and is proud to be now be raising purebred Simmental cattle. Danielle is currently working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Agribusiness at the University of Saskatchewan, with plans to aid in cow calf production. Danielle extends her gratitude to the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation in awarding her the Dr. Dixon Memorial Scholarship.

Wyatt Millar

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Grandora, SK

Wyatt Millar is currently in his final year of his Agribusiness degree at the University of Saskatchewan. Wyatt grew up helping his family with Bar-A Simmentals, a purebred Simmental herd located west of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 2018, Wyatt was the past President of the National Young Canadian Simmental Association and has since held numerous other positions including President of the University Judging Team, Councillor and External Vice President of the College Students Association, and Vice-President of the University Stockman’s’ Club. He hopes to take the knowledge he has obtained throughout his years in 4-H, YCSA, college, and the Ranching for Profit school he will be attending in February 2022, to give back to the industry that made him who he is. Wyatt would like to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their generous support of young beef industry professionals.

Sydney Edwards Scholarship Won: Trevor Vance $2,000

Hussar, AB

Sydney is 18 years old and from Hussar Alberta where she is a part of her family’s farm operation, SMRT Livestock. Sydney and her siblings started from the ground up and have worked to improve their herd and expand genetics through embryo implants. SMRT chose the Simmental breed because they love all it has to offer and they now run 50 head of purebred and percentage cows. Sydney is currently obtaining her undergrad degree in Human Kinetics at UBC Okanagan and planning to become a physiotherapist. Though Sydney is not going into an agricultural-based program, she still hopes to give back to the agricultural community by helping people who have had unfortunate experiences and assisting their recoveries and getting them back physically to what they love to do. Sydney would like to take this opportunity and thank the Friends of the Simmental Association for supporting youth who are looking to further their education.

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GENETIC EDGE BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB JNR FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE WILLINGDON, AB FUTURE LEGENDS ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARM 11TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE PARKLAND COUNTY, AB MADER RANCHES 33RD ANNUAL BULL SALE CARSTAIRS, AB CIRCLE G SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB TRIPLE THREAT BULL SALE FALUN, AB ULTRA/CZECH-MATE 5TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE INNISFAIL, AB W2 LAND & CATTLE BULL SALE – CHAPTER 4 VERMILION, AB BULL RUSH SIMMENTAL BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB

MARCH 5 LOCKHART VALLEY 17TH ANNUAL BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB MARCH 7 TRANSCON’S BULL SPECTRUM SIMMENTAL SALE FEB. 25 LONE STONE FARMS SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS INNISFAIL, AB BULL SALE MARCH 8 JOHNSON RANCHING 9TH ANNUAL BULL SALE WESTLOCK, AB PROVOST, AB FEB. 25 MAXWELL/RANCIER 27TH ANNUAL BULL SALE MARCH 9 PLACE YOUR BET BULL SALE CAMROSE, AB CAMROSE, AB FEB. 26 TRANSCON’S PEACE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE MARCH 10 TRANSCON’S 4TH ANNUAL NEXT STEP BULL SALE BEAVERLODGE, AB THORSBY, AB FEB. 26 LEWIS FARMS 37TH ANNUAL BULL SALE MARCH 10 19TH ANNUAL DEEG SIMMENTALS BULL SALE SPRUCE GROVE, AB STRATHMORE, AB FEB. 27 BULL FEST ’22 SIMMENTAL BULL SALE MARCH 12 SWANTEWITT & SAGE SIMMENTALS CAMROSE, AB SHININGBANK, AB FEB. 28 BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTAL BULL SALE MARCH 12 TRANSCON’S RED DEER COUNTY BULL SALE BENTLEY, AB INNISFAIL, AB FEB. 28 KSL SIMMENTALS 4TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE MARCH 15 THE PRAIRIE LANDS 2ND ANNUAL BULL BEAVERLODGE, AB & FEMALE SALE FEB 28 KUZIO FARMS & TY-D LIVESTOCK BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB VERMILLION, AB MARCH 17 TER-RON FARMS 17TH ANNUAL BULL & SELECT MARCH FEMALE SALE MARCH 1 MCG SIMMENTALS 7 GUEST BULL & FEMALE SALE FORESTBURG, AB STAVELY, AB MARCH 18 PORTER RANCHES BULL SALE MARCH 2 SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, THE ZIMMERS BULL SALE STONY PLAIN, AB DAYSLAND, AB MARCH 21 HIGHWAY 21 GROUP CHROLAIS & SIMM/ANGUS MARCH 2 THE EVENT BULL & FEMALE SALE BULL SALE OLDS, AB HANNA, AB MARCH 2 RUSYLVIA CATTLE CO 2ND ANNUAL BULL SALE MARCH 24 JANZEN RANCHES 29TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & RED DERWENT, AB ANGUS BULL SALE MARCH 3 WESTWAY FARMS BULL SALE ROSEMARY, AB DIDSBURY, AB MARCH 4 CHITTICK FARMS BULL SALE MAYERTHORPE, AB MARCH 5 LEEWOOD RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE MANNVILLE, AB


2021 SSA COMMERCIAL BREEDER OF THE YEAR! DIAMOND K CATTLE CO. LTD. The Diamond K Cattle Co ranch was established in 1997 when the individual operations of Ken Weiss, Lance Weiss and Bryce Weiss were amalgamated into one operation. The ranch lies on the picturesque north slope of the Cypress Hills, 18 miles southwest of Maple Creek, SK. With the goal to develop the operation into more than a cow-calf operation, the bred heifer program was started. Raising and selling bred heifers has been a mainstay of the ranch since 1999. Initially the cow herd that was built by Bryce’s father, Ken, consisted of Hereford and Charolais crossbred cows. The bred heifer sales started with the Hereford Charolais cross heifers bred to horned Hereford bulls. The tan heifer bred Hereford was very popular but always looking to improve the sale offering, the ranch introduced Red Angus bulls in the early 2000’s. The Red Angus crossed well with the tan female and they started selling red females bred Red Angus. The red cattle drew attention, but Bryce felt they had not reached their full potential with the Red Angus genetics. He took a drive down the road to his friend Andy Hofer’s herd at Spring Creek Colony. He was impressed with the Simmental genetics and knew that he needed to introduce Simmental into the Diamond K breeding program. In the spring of 2006, the ranch purchased it’s first ½ blood heifers for $1,300 per head (which was a crazy price at that time). The 5 head turned into a full herd of Simmental influenced cattle within a span of a few years with the purchase of Purebred Simmental bulls. The Simmental bulls on the Red Angus females produced outstanding offspring. Diamond K is part of the Rock Solid Bred Heifer sale in December of each year. This sale has offered over 500 head of premium ranch raised top cut heifers for 16 years. 100-165 Diamond K Simmental influenced heifers are sold each year from Alberta to Ontario. Along with the bred heifer program, the Simmental breeding has consistently increased weaning weights each year. In 25 years of crossbreeding cattle, Bryce believes that the Simmental X Red Angus female is the best cow around. The Simmental bring great hair, sound feed, good disposition and lots of milk. The two breeds compliment each other better than any breeds that have been run on the Diamond K Ranch.

2021 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year

Bryce and Dean Weiss presented with a farm sign from SSA President Kyle Ashworth

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Congratulations! to all the Exhibitors at

Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Wadella Ranch, Kennedy, Sk

Edam Fall Fair Yorkton Harvest Showdown Canadian Western Agribition

Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Blairswest Land & Cattle Ltd., Drake, Sk

on strong shows & sales with Simmental Genetics! All of the Agribition Commercial Champions were Simmental Influenced! Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Wadella Ranch, Kennedy, Sk

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CSA AGM & YCSA ShoW

July 21-24

Portage La Prairie, MB watch for sponsorship opportunities and registration packages

Manitoba Bull Sales 2022

MSA Annual Meeting 7 PM - January 9, 2022 - Via Zoom

Congratulations to Pembina Triangle Association Commercial Breeder of the Year J&B Livestock Baldur, MB Keystone Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Joynt Simmentals Alexander, MB

February 21st RENDEZVOUS FARMS 18TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB th 28 M&J / GLASMAN FARMS SIMMENTAL & ANGUS 2 YEAR BULL SALE, Russell, MB MARCH 2nd MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS KICK OFF TO SPRING BULL SALE, Hartney, MB rd 3 JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE, Mcauley, MB th 7 CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL SALE, Neepawa, MB 8th BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB 9th MAR MAC FARMS BULL & COMMERCIAL FEMALE SALE, Brandon, MB th 11 RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS 4TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Fisher Branch, MB th 12 83 SOUTH SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 12th RANCHER’S SELECT SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 13th CROWE BROS. ONLINE BULL SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 14th OAKVIEW/PERKIN/TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Darlingford, MB 14th AJB ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 15th PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE, Killarney, MB 17th TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 18th HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Inglis, MB st 21 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 25th CATTLE CAPITAL BULL SALE, McCreary MB

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President: Tracy Wilcox 204-723-0029 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca


Powerful Performance. Proven Results. Performances puissantes. Résultats prouvés.

Pat Sullivan, QSA President 819-334-2409 Vincent Rodrique, QSA Vice-President 418-333-4308 asq-qsa@outlook.com

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Maritime Simmental Association Upcoming Events:

Ø Maritime Bull Test Station Sale April 2, 2022 at Nappan, NS

Atlantic Alliance Production Sale Results Sale Average: $4,379.

Thank-you to all buyers and bidders.

Heifers: Buyers Lot 47: $3,700 - Timberwood Farms, NS Lot 48: $3,200 - Top of the Hill Farm, NS Lot 49: $3,330 - Charlie MacKenzie, NS Lot 50: $3,300 - Charlie MacKenzie, NS Lot 51: $2,800 - Bryce Drummond, PE Lot 52: $2,700 - Damian Moore, AB Lot 53: $4,750 - Ralph Taylor, NS Lot 54: $3,200 - Red Rock Speckle Park, PE Lot 55: $4,250 - Timberwood Farms, NS Lot 56: $2,500 - Robert Crowe, NS Lot 57: $2,600 - Red Rock Speckle Park, PE Lot 58: $6,250 - Clearwater Simmentals, AB Lot 59: $11,750 - Pine Creek Simmentals, AB Lot 60: $7,000 - Trevor and Lance Hiltz, NS

Lot 58

Lot 59

MSA Board of Directors

Lot 60

President: Kerwin DeLong, NS – (902) 824-2720 V-P: Brent Matheson, PE – (902) 388-1745 Secretary: Lacey Fisher, NS – (902) 664-6206 Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB – (506) 869-1032 CSA Director: Jennie Mutch, PE – (902) 388-1613

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Office: 780-962-5050 Ken: 780-818-3829 Kyle: 780-220-9188


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Trevor & Tara 780-205-0266 Gary & Darleen 306-893-2934 780-205-1744

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5 W Simmentals........................................... 113 Adair Ranch.................................................. 107 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................. 116 Albrecht Farms............................................... 33 Alliance Simmental Farms............................ 113 Alta Genetics................................................ 117 Anchor D Simmentals Ltd...................... 107, BC Applecross Cattle................................... 74, 107 Arntzen Angus................................................ 62 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd...................55, 111 Aumack Simmentals..............................111, 122 B Bar C Simmentals....................................... 15 Bar CL Livestock.......................................... 107 Barry & Brenda Labatte................................ 112 Baskm Land and Cattle.................................. 59 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.................. 36, 107 Bert’s NR Simmentals.................................... 86 Big Rock Simmentals................................... 107 Black Chrome Livestock..................... 23, 24, 25 Black Gold Simmentals............................ 76, 77 Black River Farms........................................ 113 BlackSand Cattle Company.......................... 113 Blushrose Simmental Farm.....................75, 111 Bohrson Marketing Services 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 41, 47, 60, 64, 65, 71, 80, 81, 82, ........................................................ 87, 117, BC Boisvert Simmental......................................... 73 Bonchuk Farms...................................... 63, 113 Boomer Creek Livestock.............................. 113 Bouchard Livestock International............. 8, 117 Boundary Ranch................................98, 99, 111 Bova-Tech Ltd............................................... 117 Bow Valley Genetics..................................... 117 Brooksland Farms........................................ 114 Brown, Grady................................................ 116 Canadian Cattlemen-Mike Millar.................. 117 Canadian Sires............................................. 6, 7 Carey, Brent.................................................. 116 Cattle Cures.................................................. 116 Century Simmentals....................................... 67 Chestermere Stock Farms.............................. 74 Chittick Farms................................................. 50 Circle G Simmentals & Angus................ 21, 107 City View Simmentals....................................111 Clearwater Simmentals.......................... 41, 107 Crocus Simmentals........................................ 98 Crossroad Farms...............................28, 29, 111 Curtis Simmentals.......................................... 82 Czech-Mate Livestock...................... 24, 25, 107 D & N Livestock.............................................. 40 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd........ 117 Deeg Simmental..................................... 69, 107 DeQuier Cattle Co.......................................... 59 Destiny Simmentals...................................... 114

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Diamond B Simmentals.................................. 67 Diamond T Simmentals................................ 107 DJ Farms...................................................... 114 Donovandale Farms..................................... 114 Dora Lee Genetics........................................ 114 Dorran Marketing Inc.................................... 116 Dorran, Steve............................................... 116 Double Bar D Farms..............................2, 3, 111 Double G Simmentals............................111, 122 Double R Simmentals..................................... 53 Downey Farms............................................. 113 Downhill Simmentals...................................... 34 Dunc’s Cattle Co........................................... 114 Dwayann Simmentals................................... 114 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals.............................. 108 Early Sunset Ranch........................................ 78 East Poplar Simmentals..........................49, 111 Edge, Dean................................................... 116 EDN Simmentals...........................................111 Edwards Angus............................................... 82 Elm Tree Farms...................................... 14, 114 Erixon Simmentals.......................................... 35 Fallen Timber Farms.................................... 107 Ferme BMS.................................................... 73 Ferme Davenport Farm................................ 115 Ferme Forbell................................................. 14 Ferme Gagnon Inc.................................. 47, 115 Ferme Sibelle Fleck........................................ 73 First Class Cattle Marketing............. 21, 34, 117 Flying TL Simmentals..................................... 90 Foley Simmentals......................................... 114 Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation... 119 Gardner Livestock.......................................... 41 GB Farms....................................................... 41 Genex........................................................... 117 Gilchrist Genetics..................................... 66, 67 GJR Simmentals............................................111 Glasman Farms.............................................. 37 Gordon Jones Simmentals............................. 85 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd.................... 116 GRA-TAN Farm.............................................. 50 Gravandale Simmentals............................... 114 Greenvalley Ranch Ltd................................... 60 Grinalta Farms........................................ 68, 108 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd.......................................... 117 Hairy Hill Cattle Co....................................... 108 Hamilton Simmentals...................................... 18 Handford Simmentals..................................... 86 Hannah Simmentals..................................... 108 High Bluff Stock Farm................................... 113 High Country Cattle Services....................... 108 Highway 21 Group.......................................... 94 Hi-Tech Farms.............................................. 114 Hoegl Livestock.............................................111

Horner Cattle Co............................................. 34 Indian River Cattle Co.................................. 114 Innovation AgMarketing, LLC......................... 11 Janzen Ranches..................................... 95, 108 Jetstream Livestock...................................... 114 JNR Farms............................................. 14, 108 Johns/Workman Simmentals.......................... 86 Johnson Ranching.......................................... 61 JP Cattle Co................................................... 46 JR Cattle......................................................... 18 June Rose Charolais.................................... 122 Kathol Simmental Ranch................................ 19 Keato Meadow Simmentals.................... 74, 108 Keet Simmentals............................................ 53 Kin-Kin Cattle Co.................................... 50, 108 KMR Simmentals............................................ 33 Kruger Farms.................................................. 41 KT Ranches.................................................... 88 Kulyk Simmentals........................................... 89 Kuntz Simmental Farm..................... 80, 81, 112 Kuzio Farms................................................... 39 KZ Simmentals............................................... 67 LaBatte Simmentals....................................... 49 Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals........................ 67 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals........................ 112, 122 Lazy S Ranch Inc..................................... 9, 108 Leewood Ranch...................................... 48, 108 Lewis Farms........................................... 31, 108 Little Willow Creek Ranch............................. 112 Lobster Point Farms..................................... 115 Lone Stone Farms.................................. 30, 108 Longview Cattle Co...................................... 2, 3 M & J Farms................................................... 37 M & J Farms................................................. 113 M & R Cattle Co............................................ 108 MacKenzie Cattle Company......................... 108 Mader Ranches................................ 16, 17, 108 Madsen Angus................................................ 59 Mar Mac Farms............................................ 113 Masterfeeds.................................................. 116 Maxwell Simmentals..................................... 109 McColl Simmentals......................................... 86 McCormack Family Ranch........................... 112 MCG Simmentals......................................... 109 McIntosh Livestock........................... 80, 81, 112 McManus Simmentals.................................. 113 McMillen Ranching Ltd........................... 51, 112 MI Simmentals.............................................. 109 Mitchell Cattle Co......................................... 107 NB Cattle Co................................................... 97 Nolara Farms.................................... 66, 67, 109 North Creek Simmentals.............................. 112 North Hill Simmentals................................... 109 Northern Light Simmentals............................. 86


O Double E Farms.................................. 33, 109 Oakview Simmentals...................................... 83 Oh Kay Farms................................................ 74 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group................ 109 Oslanski Simmental Farms........................... 109 Overby Stock Farm......................................... 97 P & H Ranching Co. Ltd................................. 21 Parkhill Ranches........................................... 109 Peace Country Simmentals.......................... 107 Pearson Farms............................................. 109 Perkin Land & Cattle Co................................. 83 Peters Simmentals....................................... 121 Pheasantdale Cattle Co.......................... 45, 112 Phillips Farms............................................... 115 Pieschel Farms............................................... 74 Pine Creek Simmentals................................ 109 Porter Ranches....................................... 87, 109 Prairie Wind Farms......................................... 91 Rachido Ranch............................................... 50 Rainbow River Simmentals............................ 71 Rancier Farms........................................ 27, 109 RDG Simmentals.......................................... 109 Red Top Livestock.......................................... 74 Red Willow Ranch Ltd.................................... 57 Rehorst Farms Ltd........................................ 114 Ririe Simmentals.......................................... 109 River Point Cattle Co.................................... 114 Riverbank Farms.......................................... 113 Robb Farms.................................................. 112 Robson Acres............................................... 114 Rosebud Simmentals................................... 109 R-Plus Simmentals......................................... 54 Rust Mountain View Ranch.....................11, 115 Ruzicka Farms................................................ 70 S & J Farms.................................................... 52 Sage Simmentals........................................... 79 SAJ Simmentals............................... 80, 81, 112 Scissors Creek Cattle Co............................... 90 Semex............................................................ 38 Seven-M Livestock....................................... 110 Silver Lake Farms........................................... 85 SilverSmith Farms Ltd.................................. 110 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................. 110 Skeels, Dan.................................................. 116 Skyridge Farms.............................................. 59 Southpaw Cattle Company..................... 41, 110 Spring Creek Simmentals....................... 65, 112 Red Rose Angus........................................... 112 Spring Lake Simmentals......................... 42, 110 Springer Simmentals...................................... 51 Spruce View Acres......................................... 15 Starwest Farms...................................... 15, 110 Steen Agencies Inc....................................... 116 Stewart Simmentals...................................... 115 Stock, Mark................................................... 116 Stone Hill Farm............................................. 115 Stone Simmentals/Hard Rock Genetics....... 110 Storebo Farm.......................................... 53, 112 Stout Brothers Simmentals............................. 22 Sullivan Simmentals..................................... 115 Sully’s Farm.................................................. 115 Sun Rise Simmentals............................. 90, 112

Sun Star Simmentals.............................. 62, 110 Sunny Valley Simmentals....................... 64, 112 Sunville Simmentals....................................... 97 Suter Silverado Simmentals........................... 53 Swan Lake Farms......................................... 113 Swantewitt Simmentals.......................... 79, 110 Sweitzer Simmentals...................................... 86 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd... 2, 3, 37, 46, 54, 59, 63, ........................... 66, 80, 81, 82, 90, 94, 97, 117 The Register................................................. 115 Timberlind Auctions...................................... 116 Todd Simmentals.......................................... 115 Transcon Livestock Corp.14, 30, 33, 36, 42, 67, ................ 74, 83, 85, 86, 95, 98, 117, 122, IBC Tri K Cattle...................................................... 33 Triangle 33 Simmentals.................................. 90 Triple R Simmentals....................................... 83 Triple Rose Simmentals............................... 115 Tryon Simmentals......................................... 115 TSN Livestock................................................ 34 Twin Meadow Livestock Farms...................... 59 Twin Oak Livestock......................................... 59

Ty-D Livestock................................................ 39 Tymarc Livestock.......................................... 110 Ultra Livestock.......................................... 24, 25 Verleysen Farms........................................... 110 Virginia Ranch.............................................. 110 W2 Farms..................................................... 113 W2 Land & Cattle......................................... 110 Weldehaven Farms...................................... 115 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................. 110 Westway Farms Ltd................................ 43, 110 Wheatland Cattle Co................................ 92, 93 Wheatland Mitchelson.............................. 92, 93 Wilcox Simmentals......................................... 59 Willowdale Simmentals................................... 33 Windy Knoll Farm......................................... 115 WJ Simmentals............................................. 110 Wolfe Farms............................................58, 111 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh.....................................41, 111 Wright’s ProRich Seeds................................ 114 XRC Simmentals.......................................... 113 X-T Simmentals.............................................. 98 Yellow Rose Cattle......................................... 18

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HILL 70 QUANTOCK RANCH LTD. BARN BURNIN’ BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, AB RUST MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCH 11TH ANNUAL BULL SALE MERCER, ND GENETIC EDGE BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB JNR FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE WILLINGDON, AB ROD & STARS SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION FUTURE LEGENDS 3RD ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARM 11TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE PARKLAND COUNTY, AB MADER RANCHES 33RD ANNUAL BULL SALE CARSTAIRS, AB FEBRUARY FREEZE ALL BREEDS FROZEN GENETICS ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA CIRCLE G SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB TRIPLE THREAT BULL SALE FALUN, AB ELM TREE & FERME FORBELL ONLINE BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE RENDEZVOUS FARMS18TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MONDAY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB ULTRA/CZECH-MATE 5TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE INNISFAIL, AB W2 LAND & CATTLE BULL SALE – CHAPTER 4 VERMILION, AB CROSSROAD FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE SHELL LAKE, SK ROBB/HOEGL/GREENWOOD 17TH ANNUAL BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK BULL RUSH SIMMENTAL BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB LONE STONE FARMS SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE WESTLOCK, AB MAXWELL/RANCIER 27TH ANNUAL BULL SALE CAMROSE, AB TRANSCON’S PEACE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BEAVERLODGE, AB LEWIS FARMS 37TH ANNUAL BULL SALE SPRUCE GROVE, AB M&J / GLASMAN FARMS SIMMENTAL & ANGUS TWO YEAR OLD BULL & FEMALE SALE RUSSELL, MB BULL FEST ’22 SIMMENTAL BULL SALE Camrose, AB HORNER/DOWNHILL/TSN ONLINE BULL SALE\ DLMS Farmgate BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BENTLEY, AB ERIXON SIMMENTALS BULL & FEMALE SALE CLAVET, SK

FEB. 28 FEB. 28

KSL SIMMENTALS 4TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE BEAVERLODGE, AB KUZIO FARMS & TY-D LIVESTOCK BULL SALE VERMILLION, AB

MARCH MARCH 1 MARCH 1 MARCH 2 MARCH 2 MARCH 2 MARCH 3 MARCH 3 MARCH 3 MARCH 4 MARCH 4 MARCH 4 MARCH 5 MARCH 5 MARCH 5 MARCH 5 MARCH 6 MARCH 6 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 8 MARCH 8 MARCH 9 MARCH 9 MARCH 9 MARCH 10 MARCH 10 MARCH 10 MARCH 10-11 MARCH 11

DOUBLE BAR D “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS” SIMMENTAL & SIMANGUS BULL SALE GRENFELL, SK MCG SIMMENTALS 7 GUEST BULL & FEMALE SALE STAVELY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, THE ZIMMERS BULL SALE DAYSLAND, AB THE EVENT BULL & FEMALE SALE OLDS, AB RUSYLVIA CATTLE CO 2ND ANNUAL BULL SALE DERWENT, AB JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE MCAULEY, MB WESTWAY FARMS BULL SALE DIDSBURY, AB PHEASANTDALE 18TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE BALCARRES, SK LABATTE SIMMENTALS 42ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE MOOSE JAW, SK FERME GAGNON INC 23RD ANNUAL BULL SALE CHENEVILLE, QC CHITTICK FAMILY BULL SALE MAYERTHORPE, AB BRIDGE CITY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE SASKATOON, SK LEEWOOD RANCH BULL & FEMALE SALE MANNVILLE, AB MCMILLEN RANCHING 28TH ANNUAL BULL SALE CARIEVALE, SK LOCKHART VALLEY 17TH ANNUAL BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB R PLUS 22ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE ESTEVAN, SK MARCH MADNESS ONLINE FROZEN GENETICS & FALL CALVING PREGNANT RECIPIENT SALE DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE NEEPAWA, MB THE RED WILLOW RANCH LTD. BULL SALE CUT KNIFE, SK TRANSCON’S BULL SPECTRUM SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD 19TH ANNUAL BULL SALE OUNGRE, SK GREENVALLEY RANCH ONLINE BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE VIRDEN, MB JOHNSON RANCHING 9TH ANNUAL BULL SALE PROVOST, AB MAR-MAC FARMS BULL SALE BRANDON, MB SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS 34TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE HANLEY, SK PLACE YOUR BET BULL SALE CAMROSE, AB SPRING CREEK’S “IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION” BULL SALE MOOSOMIN, SK TRANSCON’S 4TH ANNUAL NEXT STEP BULL SALE THORSBY, AB 19TH ANNUAL DEEG SIMMENTALS BULL SALE STRATHMORE, AB 18TH BLUSHROSE BULL & FEMALE SALE UNITY, SK NORTHERN CLASSIC 19TH ANNUAL CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB


MARCH 11 MARCH 11 MARCH 12 MARCH 12 MARCH 12 MARCH 12 MARCH 12 MARCH 13 MARCH 14 MARCH 14 MARCH 15 MARCH 15 MARCH 15 MARCH 17 MARCH 17 MARCH 18 MARCH 18 MARCH 19

4TH ANNUAL RANCHERS CHOICE BULL SALE MARCH 19 KT RANCH ONLINE BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS 7TH ANNUAL ONLINE BULL SALE MARCH 19 18TH ANNUAL KULYK SIMMENTALS BULL SALE DLMS FARMGATE AUCTION LLOYDMINSTER, SK BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS BULL & FEMALE SALE MARCH 20 PRAIRIE WIND FARMS ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK DLMS.CA SWANTEWITT & SAGE SIMMENTALS 18TH ANNUAL BULL & MARCH 21 HIGHWAY 21 GROUP CHROLAIS & SIMM/ANGUS BULL SALE FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE HANNA, AB SHININGBANK, AB MARCH 21 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE TRANSCON’S RED DEER COUNTY BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB INNISFAIL, AB MARCH 22 CITYVIEW SIMMENTALS/ABOUND LIVESTOCK 12TH ANNUAL RANCHERS SELECT 3RD ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB MOOSE JAW, SK VENTE DE TAUREAUX SYNERGIE BULL SALE MARCH 24 WHEATLAND CATTLE CO. ANNUAL BULL SALE SAINTE-SOPHIE-DE-LEVRARD, QC BIENFAIT, SK EARLY SUNSET ONLY THE GOOD ONES SELL BULL & MARCH 24 JANZEN RANCHES 29TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS FEMALE SALE BULL SALE EDAM, SK ROSEMARY, AB SOUTH SASK SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE MARCH 25 CATTLE CAPITOL BULL & FEMALE SALE MOOSE JAW, SK MCCREARY, MB OAKVIEW / PERSKIN / TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE MARCH 25 PERROT/COME AS U R 5TH ANNUAL ONLINE BULL & DARLINGFORD, MB FEMALE SALE KUNTZ-MCINTOSH-SAJ SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DVAUCTION.COM LLOYDMINSTER, SK MARCH 26 KT RANCHE BULL & FEMALE SALE PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE MOOSE JAW, SK KILLARNEY, MB MARCH 27 BEST OF THE BREEDS BULL SALE THE PRAIRIE LANDS 2ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE YORKTON, SK INNISFAIL, AB MARCH 28 SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE SWIFT CURRENT, SK NEEPAWA, MB TER-RON FARMS 17TH ANNUAL BULL & SELECT FEMALE SALE APRIL FORESTBURG, AB April 2 TRANSCON’S 27TH ANNUAL ADVANTAGE BULL & FEMALE SALE HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL SASKATOON, SK BULL SALE INGLIS, MB PORTER RANCHES BULL SALE MAY STONY PLAIN, AB MAY 7 RUST MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCH SPRING TURN-OUT BULL SALE PROUDLY WESTERN SIMMENTAL BULL SALE MERCER, ND WHITEWOOD, SK

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ZDS 460J - (S) Precision (DS) Mazorotti Full Fleckvieh

Huxley

ZDS 320H - (S) Fort Knox (DS) Stride Full Fleckvieh

ADR 24J - (S) French Attack (DS) Barbossa Full Fleckvieh

Vortex

ZDS 359J - (S) Fort Knox (DS) Viper Full Fleckvieh

Revelation

ZDS 255J -(S) Reputation (DS) Barbossa Full Fleckvieh

Swagger

Anchor D Ranch

Hwy 20

Jose

Durazo

Rg Rd #21

Jerick

Rimbey

TWP Rd #433A Hwy 53

Directions: From Rimbey 1 1/2 miles North on Hwy #20, 3 miles East on Hwy 53, 3 1/2 miles North on Rg Rd #21, 1/4 mile East on Twp Rd #433A

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Rayzar

ZDS 405J - (S) Pillar (DS) Viper Polled Purebred

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Jester

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