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Volume 19 Issue 2 September 2020 What’s Inside Top Commercial Simmental Producer Strives To Improve Quality

Top Commercial Simmental Producer Strives To Improve Quality

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Aaron Hoffus says there is always room for improvement.

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ven with a high performing beef herd developed over the past 30 years and a Saskatchewan Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Award to his credit, Aaron Hoffus says there is always room for improvement.

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Hoffus, who along with family members, operates Hoffus Stock Farms near Bjorkdale, in east central Saskatchewan, about 80 km east of Melfort, says he is proud of the 350 head commercial cowcalf herd that Hoffus Stock Farms has developed on their 11,500 acre mixed farming operation.

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It is great to see steers calves — mostly Simmental with a bit of Red Angus influence born in the February to April calving season — reaching average weaning weights in 700 to 800 pound range as of early November. And the good quality heifer calves are in demand for replacement heifers. “The herd is producing some quality calves in recent years,” says Hoffus. “So I am pleased with our program. But there are always some bottom-enders, so it would be good to work at reducing those numbers. We are working to develop a younger herd. There aren’t many 12-year-old cows around here. Simmental females have excellent production characteristics, but weaning an 800-pound calf every year takes its toll. So it is important to pay attention to performance and keep the cowherd young and vital.” While annual cropping about 9000 acres of grains and oilseeds is a big part of the Hoffus farm, the beef enterprise is anything but an afterthought. Careful records are kept on beef genetics and production, facilities for a commercial herd are said to be the envy of many purebred operations and management is always being fine tuned to optimize performance of the herd during the grazing season, as well as winter feeding period. THREE GENERATIONS ON THE FARM The Hoffus Stock Farm herd was started by Randy and Irene Hoffus, who remain active in the operation today along with their son Aaron and his family, wife Amber and their two children Grace and Vance.

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The farm raised Hereford cattle before switching to Simmental cattle about 30 years ago. In 2019 it was named the Saskatchewan Simmental Association Commercial Breeder Of The Year. “Hereford are good cattle, but we just weren’t getting the performance we wanted,” says Aaron. “So we switched to Simmental genetics and it has been an excellent breed. And I really have to give credit to Simmental breeders for producing cattle for a commercial

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continued from cover operation. In the early days there were these big lanky cows with big udders and the breeders have done an amazing job of producing a very efficient, moderate size cow, with excellent milk production.” Hoffus runs mainly red Simmental cattle, although he is trying out one black bull with some appealing genetics this breeding season and he does include some Red Angus influence in a cross-breeding program. “Ideally what I’m aiming for is a female that is 65 to 80 per cent Simmental with about 20 and no more than 35 per cent Red Angus,” he says. “She still has the Simmental maternal traits — a high milk producer with a very quiet demeanour — yet we still see that hybrid vigour.” With the cowherd divided into different groups as they move through a summer rotational grazing program which has been developed and managed by Randy. This year the farm is running 25 Simmental bulls along with four Red Angus bulls. Even replacement heifers are exposed to low-birthweight Simmental bulls, while the Red Angus bulls run with mature cows. The herd consists of about 325 mature cows with about another 40 head of replacement heifers. The herd usually begins calving in mid-February kicking off roughly a twomonth calving season. The herd is carefully monitored during the calving season by the whole family and a full time herdsman, Grady Genaille. Hoffus has developed pens with shelters around a calving barn. Each pen holds about 50 head of cows. As females are about to calve they are moved into the calving barn which can accommodate about 38 head at a time. “Everything calves inside the barn and the newborn calves and their mothers are inside for about three days before they move into an outdoor pen for another two days,” says Hoffus. “I very seldom need to provide any assistance at calving. I haven’t had to have the vet visit during calving for two years or more. But those calves are my business so I want to make sure that everything is up and nursing and the pairs have mothered-up well before they

return to the wintering pens.” On average he says mature cows are delivering 90 to 100 pound birthweight calves, while first-calf heifers produce calves weighing about 85 pounds. Along with monitoring females at calving, Hoffus is also checking performance and genetics records for each animal. “I keep fairly detailed records so when that cow and her calf come out of the calving barn, I’m also sorting her at that time and know which breeding program — which bull she will be matched up with during the breeding season.” All overwintering cattle are fed a good quality grass-alfalfa hay blend, with some grain added to the ration once females calve. HEADING TO PASTURE LATE MAY With the tail end of calving trickling into May, cow-calf pairs are out on grass paddocks close to the farmyard, still being fed some hay. “We keep them in close until seeding is finished and then they head out to summer pasture,” says Hoffus. “Usually the day I finish seeding in late May is the day we start taking them to pasture.” About half the herd moves into pastures close to the farmstead, while the other half are hauled to pasture about seven miles away. All the predominately tame-grass pastures are divided into paddocks that can hold about 40-head groups of cow-calf pairs. And all pastures are managed through a rotational grazing system, with each group moving to a new paddock every three to four days, depending on growing-season conditions. While there are several creeks on the farm, water is delivered to paddocks through a centralized watering system. Bulls are turned out with females for a breeding season that begins about mid-June. With the exception of a very dry grazing season, all cow-calf pairs remain on pasture without supplements or creep feed until weaning in early November. The steers are weaned and sold directly through auction mart, while heifers remain on the farm to be fed and managed in a replacement heifer program. “Last year for example, we were really pleased with the performance of the steers,” says Hoffus. “They averaged from about 700 to just under 800 pounds in a very uniform group.” And while Hoffus might be a bit biased, long-time cattle buyer, Boyd Stuart, confirmed that assessment. Stuart, who farms himself near Spiritwood, running about 200 head of cows, has also been a cattle buyer for 18 years. EXCELLENT GROUP OF CALVES “Last year was the first year that I dealt with Aaron Hoffus’ cattle but those steers were just amazing,” says Stuart. “I was just extremely impressed with the uniformity of group, I doubt there was a 50 pound spread among the lot. I see a lot of good cattle in my

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travels but these had to be some of the very best, they were unreal. Nice large frames, uniform and it was all done without creepfeed, just their mother’s milk, the grass and their genetics.” Stuart figures the lot sold for seven to eight cents higher than average market that day.

first calf heifers performed as well as calves from his mature Simmental cows he bred to Charolais.” As the Hoffus Stock Farm herd has grown fairly quickly in recent years — it grew to 250 head and then took a sudden step up to 350 head — Hoffus says he isn’t looking to expand herd numbers in the near future.

Hoffus is putting a bit more emphasis on developing a replacement heifer market. He keeps 35 to 40 head for his own herd replacement program. And over the years he has been supplying a few smaller operations with bred replacement heifers. He also has good quality open heifers that will be about 800 pounds in March, available for producers to include in their own herd breeding programs.

“We have grown fairly quickly so I think now I want to hold the numbers and focus more on producing quality animals, rather than just more beef cattle,” he says. “There are always some bottom enders so it would be good to close that gap on that and hopefully have more high quality animals.” “I am passionate about producing good quality cattle and with another generation of our family coming along and getting more involved with the cattle I’m hoping they catch the same disease that I got,” says Hoffus with a laugh.

The quality of the heifers’ draws is noted by other producers. Last year, for example, Hoffus Stock Farm supplied some bred heifers to a customer who uses Charolais bulls in a cross breeding program. The Hoffus Red Anguscross heifers were bred to Simmental. “And that customer was impressed,” said Aaron. “He later told me the calves from those

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Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

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2020 Canadian Simmental Annual General Meeting A “Virtual� Event

020 has been a year of firsts for many of us and one of the new efforts at the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) was its Annual General Meeting that was conducted from the CSA office on July 25th. Using an internet broadcasting platform we connected Simmental breeders and beef industry partners from British Columbia to Atlantic Canada while reporting on and conducting the business of the CSA and its Foundation.

as President and Past President during his six years on the board and always provided strength to the decision making process. Frank served one three year term and used his veterinary training and knowledge in several of our decisions while representing Atlantic Canada at the board table. Thank you very much to each of you for your commitment to the CSA and the Simmental breed in Canada. The 2020-21 CSA Executive committee consists of Marlin LeBlanc, Estevan CSA President Garth Rancier chaired the meeting Saskatchewan, President, Roger Deeg, Lyalta Alberta, 1st and we reported on activities for the 2019 CSA fiscal year. Vice President, and Shane Williams, East Garafraxa Ontario, The CSA enjoyed another year of strong activity through 2nd Vice President. registrations of Simmental animals and transfers to new buyers. The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Programming was maintained and a profit was realized on (FCSF) AGM was also conducted in a breakout session consolidated operations for the CSA, Simmental Country and during the CSA AGM and was chaired by FCSF President the Young Canadian Simmental Association. 2019 followed Ken Lewis. We recognized retiring director Ron Nolan for several years of maintaining existing pricing for our member his many years on the Foundation Board of Directors and services, while maintaining existing programming and welcomed back Deanne Young and Mark Shologan for promotional efforts. This has been made possible largely due three year terms. The FCSF executive remains the same and to the continued success of the Simmental breed in Canada consists of Ken Lewis, Brian Bouchard and Marlin Leblanc. and its growing acceptance and usage by commercial cattle While the 2020 CSA AGM was made possible through producers. the internet, we are looking forward to a more traditional During the AGM we welcomed new CSA directors format next year and hope you can take some time to join us Blair McIntosh from Maymont, Saskatchewan, Bill as the Manitoba Simmental Association hosts the Canadian Biglieni from Douglas, Manitoba and Jennie Mutch Simmental Convention in Portage la Prairie in July 2021. from Vernon, Prince Edward Island. Jennie, Bill and Blair Fall harvesting operations are underway in many replace retiring directors Frank Robblee, Blair McRae and parts of Canada and the fall roundup is just around the corner. Lee McMillen respectively. Blair served two terms and Wising you the best of luck with your fall harvesting, hay and was the CSA director responsible for the YCSA as well as silage operations and that your Simmental influenced calves Promotion Committee chair and Executive member and did push the scales down hard again at weaning. a fantastic job with whatever tasks he was given. Lee was Breed Improvement Committee chair as well as serving

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Bob Lowe CCA President

Over the past several months, COVID-19 has shown us that we have an innovative and resilient food system and has also identified where enhancements are needed. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the future of families that raise beef cattle across Canada. It is also important to look at the impacts through a conservation lens, as we are caretakers of the environment around them. In early June, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) hosted a special presentation titled “Feeding the Future: COVID-19 impacts to the beef industry increase risk for Canada’s native grasslands,” where representatives from Canadian conservation groups and academia discussed the impacts of losing beef farmers and ranchers due to the hardships brought on by COVID-19, which extend past the economy and our food system. During this informative discussion, it is very apparent that conservation groups recognize the critical role that beef production plays in the preservation of Canada’s most at-risk ecosystems and that we are an important conservation partner. The fate of Canada’s grasslands, and plants and wildlife that call them home are threatened by the challenges being experienced by Canadian beef producers. It is possible we could lose up to 15 per cent of our beef farming families in the next year due to the financial pressures from processing backlogs and weakened markets. This is not the first time that economic hardships experienced by our industry have resulted in negative environmental consequences. The Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) crisis led to a rapid acceleration in the loss of grasslands, wetlands and other habitats. Canada lost 26,917 ranching operations between 2001-2011and five million acres of grasslands as a result of the impacts of BSE. With the uncertainty our industry is experiencing today, this is especially concerning since less than 20 per cent of the grasslands in the Northern Great Plains remain intact. Canadian beef producers protect and conserve some of the most important habitat we have in Canada. The important benefits of grassland stewardship that result from a healthy beef industry are often overlooked and misunderstood. CCA, through the Public and Stakeholder Engagement Program, has undertaken initiatives, such as the Guardians of the Grasslands mini documentary, to help improve public trust in beef production and correct misconceptions about the environmental impacts of our industry. Another important way that we recognize and communicate the commitment of beef producers to sustainable production practices is through The Environmental Stewardship Award (TESA). Since 1996, CCA has proudly celebrated the great initiatives undertaken by Canadian beef producers to protect and enhance the environment though TESA – and this year is no different. For 24 years, this award has recognized and honoured beef farmers and ranchers who investigate innovative ways to include conservation and

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environmental stewardship as a fundamental part of their business. All nominees receive provincial recognition from their peers for their outstanding initiatives and contributions. These recipients can move forward as nominees for national recognition from the CCA. The caliber of this year’s nominees, from Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, and British Columbia (B.C.), highlights the incredible commitment made by Canadian beef farmers and ranchers to care for their cattle, their land, the environment and wildlife that inhabit these areas. We commend this year’s nominees – Paul De Jong, Ontario; Felicity and Thomas Hagan, Manitoba; Deer Creek Ranch, Alberta; and Ricky and Chad Seelhof; B.C. - for their efforts to share key learnings and innovations in conservation and environmental stewardship with neighbours in their communities. This year’s TESA recipient was announced virtually on August 12 during this year’s Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC). On behalf of the CCA Board of Directors and staff, congratulations to this year’s TESA recipient - Ricky and Chad Seelhof and their three children, Riata, Cooper and Renee - who own and operate Woodjam Ranch near Horsefly, B.C. The Seelhof Family runs a 500-head Black Angus cow calf operation on 2,120 acres of cultivated and native rangeland in association with 80,000 acres of crown grazing license area. The ranch lies adjacent to the Horsefly River and has 16 tributary creeks running through it. Ensuring those waterways maintain their health is a priority. The Seelhofs focus on planting a lot of willow and work on stream bank restoration to prevent flooding and stream bank erosion. To this ranch family, it’s all about shouldering the responsibility to steward the land. We look forward to hosting the Seelhof Family as well as the 2021 TESA nominees at next year’s CBIC in Penticton from August 17 to 19, 2021. Our industry has much to celebrate when it comes to sustainability and conservation. We encourage producers from coast to coast to consider nominating operations that exemplify an unwavering commitment to conservation and protecting the environment around them for next year’s TESA. We will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the TESA and it would be a great achievement to have nominees representing each province or region across Canada. Stay tuned for future updates on the nomination process in Action News and on CCA’s social media channels.


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Green, Blue, Pink and 125 By: Sean McGrath, Breed Improvement Co-oridinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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here have been a lot of new developments in the genetic evaluation field over the last few years, however at the core, complete data collection and genetic evaluation is simply about trying to objectively describe genetic characteristics of an animal. The true value or merit of a seedstock animal lies in the DNA they can pass on. One area that is not readily visible when simply looking at an animal but is extremely important to the beef industry is that of beef. The common characteristics involved in assessing the beef value of an animal include carcass weight, rib-eye area, fat thickness and marbling. So how do we go about assessing exactly what DNA an animal may possess for carcass merit, when we can’t even see it directly? There are a couple of answers to that question. The first and most difficult is to wait and collect carcass data on progeny. In this scenario a bull or cow would be mated, and the resulting calf/calves fed out and harvested. Total time is roughly two years, but the data is extremely valuable as it is a direct progeny measure of the carcass characteristics passed on by the parents. The faster and easier option is to use ultrasound technology. This is the same technology we use to preg-check cows, examine unborn babies or check for medical issues such as joint inflammation or cancer. In many cases the technician looking at cows will use the same machine as the ultrasonography technician at your hospital. In short, the technology works. The ultrasound tech will examine and take pictures of the ribeye and surrounding fat between the 12th and 13th rib. This is identical to what a grader will do in the packing plant floor when they split the rib of a hanging carcass to grade it. The tech will also take a second picture of the intramuscular fat contained in that ribeye. When an animal is killed and chilled, that mobile, almost fluid intramuscular fat will congeal and turn into the same white flecks of marbling a grader would look at. So how does it fit together? Well, an ultrasound is not identical to a carcass record, but it does give us a good picture into the carcass makeup of the animal and more importantly, how it compares to its contemporaries. There are a couple of other obvious benefits as well. Ultrasound can be deployed on yearling animals, effectively saving several years worth of time. Further, at the end of an ultrasound session (unlike a carcass session) all of the animals are alive and can enter the breeding herd.

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A good cost estimate for ultrasound is usually somewhere in the $20 to $25 per animal range, which includes data collection, having a professional lab interpret the pictures and reporting of the data back to the breed association. Finally, one of the key points regarding ultrasound is that you, as a breeder, need to have some idea of what you hope to gain from the investment. In a perfect, but unlikely world, scanning would instantaneously add $500 to the price of every bull. The reality is far different. Scanning should be done because you, as a breeder, are concerned about the beef industry and if not actively selecting for carcass traits, at least want to be somewhat aware of where your cattle are at and which way they are trending, as your herd, will ultimately be reflected in your customer’s herds over time. With this idea in mind, it is often more advantageous to scan replacement females than sale bulls. The power of the ultrasound data thus remains in your cowherd and helps to build a program that can include carcass merit. The act of scanning cattle does not mean that carcass traits should trump all others in terms of selection. For most Canadian bull buyers, reproduction and growth still trump carcass when it comes to economics. That said, carcass is still important to profitability and driving demand for feeder cattle. Freewheeling and prayer are not conducive to ensuring that the breed and your own cattle are making the grade. What do Green, Blue, Pink and 125 have to do with this article? They are simply descriptors, adjectives if you will. As we add detail, they become more powerful. Hunter green grass is distinctly different than pastel green. 125 more than 50 but less than 500. That is what ultrasound is to carcass. Ultrasound results must be taken in context of the group they are measured in, and they are not necessarily good or bad. They are an extremely helpful descriptor of a major part of the value of your cattle that can’t be seen otherwise. The Simmental breed annually collects few scan records, and as mentioned, we may not need to change carcasses as much as describe them and ensure we maintain a certain level of desirability and we need some ultrasound adjectives to do that. Note: This is a great time to start planning/budgeting for ultrasound scanning your 2020 calves in 2021. For information on beef cattle ultrasound and a list of certified technicians, please visit: http://ultrasoundbeef.com/


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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

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Needle Selection & Usage

his may seem like a boring topic, but please read and fine tune your needling process. When we think of it, the proper usage of syringes and needles becomes second nature in today’s cattle production for treating, vaccinating, flushing, aspirating or applying local anesthetic. We often grab syringes and needles by second nature and we all have our preferences. We definitely don’t want to leave any needles in the animal just as we don’t want to cause more pain than necessary by using the improper needles. This article will illustrate some of my preferences and principals but keep in mind there is always some latitude as to how selections are made and there are no real hard, fast rules but only some good principals we need to recognize to make the job easier, save us time, deliver the products correctly and be less hard on our livestock. We also need to do everything possible to avoid needles ending up in the carcass. First off, needle size and length is the first decision to be made. With most products now given subcutaneously this can be accomplished with at most a one-inch needle and often a ¾ inch is the perfect size for even mature animals. The gauge or bore of the needles will depend on the viscosity of the product to be given and the volume to be injected. More viscous products, such as some antibiotics, require a 16-gauge needle, whereas more watery products such as selenium, most waterbased vaccines can be given with an 18 to 20-gauge needle. Remember, the higher the gauge or number the smaller the bore of needle. Cows and yearlings we generally are going with 18 to 16-gauge needles and with calves we stick pretty much to 18 to 20-gauge needles. The smaller the bore and sharper we can use the less hole created and the less pain it should create from trauma. Also, less reflux of product out the needle hole the smaller bore of needle. The only real exception to this is 14-gauge longer needles are often used for large amounts of intravenous products, such as calcium, are given. For intramuscular shots in cows, for products like scours vaccines and vitamin A&D or some of the older antibiotics, we need a 1 ½ inch needle. This is where strength is also important, so the common gauge is 16-gauge for the viscous products and 18 for the other. The 18-gauge will bend easier but simply replace, they are sharper and go in easier than a 16-gauge. On large numbers of cattle using sharper, small bore needles is easier on the person processing. Always keep your automatic guns maintained and the rubbers lubricated with even 1 drop of cooking oil. You want to always use and purchase disposable needles that are sharper, have a thinner wall and cause less damage than the older steel needles. Make sure they have metal hubs for those used on cattle. I feel strongly that plastic hubs on needles for cattle should be outlawed. This is where breakage occurs. I am also looking into the fact that all metal in needles can be detected now. The packing plants finding of needles in meat is very very very minimal so we are all doing a tremendous job when it comes to keeping needles out of the food supply. When giving subcutaneous shots we should often use the one-handed technique that involves inserting the needle at an angle into the pocket under the skin without tenting it. We can actually feel the needle drop down into the subcutaneous space. This technique keeps our free hand away from the sharp needle and prevents injuries around chutes from cattle learching

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forwards or backwards and pinching your hands. When mass processing or vaccinating it is very important to use automatic guns that can have the dosage set, they are accurate in delivery and they can be cleaned easily. It is best to use warm water when finishing and even disassemble the syringe if you need to. You want to stay away from any cleansing agents especially if using the syringes right away. At veterinary clinics, syringes will be autoclaved between herds. The other option is disposable syringes but is best used if inserting the needle and then attaching the syringe otherwise the plastic syringes will often break at the hub. Believe me I know this from experience. The last thing we want is a needle left in the hide so proper restraint such as in a squeeze chute is totally necessary in anything bigger than newborn calves. And always visually check you have the needle on the end of the syringe when finished the injection. We always want to use new needles when giving intravenous shots or between groups of animals and there are instances such as with bovine leucosis that these cattle are segregated and needled last so as to not transmit the disease in the blood. As with all recommendation according to verified beef production +, changing every ten or so animals when vaccinating or when dulled, burred, bent or soiled is a necessary habit to get into. Use a new needle to pull out of the bottle of vaccine or antibiotic. Make sure and always have a sharps container available. A one-gallon plastic jug properly labeled for sharps will last a farm for years. Use the needle cap to remove the needle. I bend them and twist off or have a pair of pliers handy. Needles can be purchased in packages of 100 so don’t hesitate having lots around with several gauges and various lengths to pick from. With most products we now give subcutaneously, and you can inject most of them using the one-handed subcutaneous technique that has been described. With intramuscular shots we ideally want to put in the needle first and watch for blood. Some intramuscular injections like penicillin could give you an allergic reaction if injected into a vein inadvertently. Watch the labels to insure you are giving the product where it is indicated. More and more products are now labeled for subcutaneous usage which all add to better meat quality. As an aside note, most needles on the darts are larger bore and about one inch in length. We are probably giving product IM instead of Sq, but the benefit is catching a sick animal early. Discuss this usage with your veterinarian and don’t overtreat. If we take great care with our needle selection, we will do a much better job administering vaccines and antibiotics so the results should be healthier cattle with less swelling, abscesses, scarring, etc. By going subcutaneous whenever it is allowed no muscle damage is done. With progress there are more intranasal vaccines, products given orally or topically and even needleless vaccinators so needle usage is gradually going down in the cattle business. Always have epinephrine close by just in case of an allergic reaction that is possible with any product you inject and have/ use the sharps container.


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2020 Bred Cow & Heifer Sales Monday, December 7 at 2:00 PM Westman Farms Annual Bred Heifer Sale On The Farm, Vermilion, AB • 450 Simm Influence Heifers • Blacks, Reds & RWF Traditionals • Bred to Black Angus bulls • Start calving February 5

2020 Fall Sales Regular Sales: Every Thursday at 8:30 AM After Oct. 8 - Starts at 1:00 PM Last Regular Sale of 2020: December 17 at 1:00 PM Special Sales: Presort Internet Yearling Sale: Sep. 21 at 9:00 AM All Breeds Presort Internet Calf Sale: October: 15, 19, 22, 31 November: 5, 12, 23, 26, 30 December: 3, 10, 17 at 9:00 AM Presort Internet Calf Sale Featuring Charolais X & Simmental X: Oct. 26 & Nov. 9 at 9:00 AM Presort Internet Calf Sale Featuring Red & Black Angus: Nov. 2 & 16 at 9:00 AM Presort Internet Calf Sale Featuring Speckle Park & Herefords: Nov. 19 at 9:00 AM

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Bob Foxwell: 780-842-0410 (Wainwright Area) Kody Smith: 306-821-6720 Ryan Noble: 306-839-7949

Saturday, December 12 at 1:00 PM Select Bred Cow & Heifer Sale Featuring: Little Willow Creek (Harlands) • 150 Home Raised Simm Influenced Heifers • Bred to Angus Bulls • Start calving March 1 MC Quantock • 200 Home Raised Heifers • Red, Blacks & Super Baldies • Bred to Angus bulls • Start calving April 1 Wayne & Lindsey Flemming, Irma, AB • Herd Reduction of 200 Black & Red Home Raised Simm Influenced second to fourth calving cows • Start calving Feb 15 Roach Ranching, Edam, SK • 50 Home raised RWF & Red Baldy Simm Influence heifers • Bred to Red Angus • Start calving March 1st for 53 days Monday, December 14 at 1:00 PM Y Coulee Land & Cattle “You Be The Judge” Bull & Heifer Sale • 60 Red Angus Two-Year-Old Bulls • 250 Home Raised Red Angus & Simm Influence heifers • Bred to Red Angus Bulls • Calving from different dates from mid Feb & some for Mid March/April Saturday, December 19 at 1:00 PM Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam SK • 150 RWF Traditional heifers • Bred to Black Angus Dusty Rose Ranch, Vermilion, AB • 150 Black Simm & Black Angus heifers • Bred to Everblack Angus bulls • Calving March 1


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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Assemblée Générale annuelle 2020 de l’Association Simmental du Canada Un évènement « virtuel »

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our la plupart d’entre nous, l’année 2020 aura été une année de premières. L’Association Simmental du Canada n’y a pas fait exception avec l’une de nos activités, soit notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle (AGA), qui s’est tenue le 25 juillet 2020 directement du bureau de l’ASC. À l’aide d’une plateforme de diffusion par internet, nous avons donc réussi à connecter les éleveurs Simmental et nos partenaires de l’industrie provenant de la Colombie Britannique jusque dans les Maritimes, alors qu’on faisait le bilan de nos activités et de nos affaires. Le Président de l’ASC, M. Garth Rancier, animait l’assemblée et nous avons présenté nos rapports d’activités de l’année financière 2019. L’ASC a enregistré une autre année chargée d’activités, au niveau des enregistrements de sujets Simmental et des transferts aux nouveaux acheteurs. Tout en maintenant toutes nos activités, un profit a été dégagé pour les opérations consolidées de l’ASC, de la revue Simmental Country et des Jeunes éleveurs Simmental du Canada. L’année 2019 s’inscrivait à la suite de plusieurs autres années marquées par un maintien des prix aux membres pour nos services, alors que tous les programmes et les efforts promotionnels sont demeurés les mêmes. Cela a été rendu possible principalement en raison du succès continu de la race Simmental au Canada, et du niveau d’acceptabilité et d’utilisation démontré par les producteurs commerciaux du Canada. Lors de notre AGA, nous avons accueilli de nouveaux administrateurs de l’ASC, soit M. Blair McIntosh, de Maymont en Saskatchewan, M. Bill Biglienni, de Dougls au Manitoba et Mme. Jennie Mutch de Vernon sur l’île-du-PrinceEdouard. Jennie, Bill et Blair remplacent ainsi respectivement les administrateurs sortants Frank Robblee, Blair McRae et Lee McMillen. Blair a servi durant deuxmandats, notamment comme membre du conseil éxécutif et responsable de la promotion et de la publicité, et il a effectué un travail remarquable dans toutes ses responsabilités. Lee a présidé le comité d’amélioration de la race, et a occupé les postes de

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Président et d’Ex-Président tout au cours des six années de présence au conseil d’administration, années marquées par sa détermination et son habileté décisionnelle. Frank, alors qu’il représentait les Maritimes à la table du conseil, a servi durant trois ans, tout en mettant à profit son expérience et son expertise comme vétérinaire lors de plusieurs décisions importantes. Sincères remerciements à chacun d’entre vous pour votre engagement envers l’ASC et la race Simmental au Canada. Votre comité exécutif pour l’année 2020-2021 est compose de M. Marlin Leblanc d’Estevan en Saskatchewan, à titre de Président, de M. Roger Deeg de Lyalta en Alberta au poste de 1er Vice-Président et de M. Shane Williams de Garafaxa en Ontario au poste de 2e Vice-Président. L’Assemblée Générale annuelle de la Fondation des amis des Simmental canadiens (FCSF) s’est par ailleurs tenue lors d’une rencontre séparée de notre AGA et elle fut animée par le Président de la Fondation M. Ken Lewis. Nous avons souligné les nombreuses années d’engagement de M. Ron Nolan au conseil de la Fondation, tandis qu’on accueillait de nouveaux administrateurs, soit Mme. DeanneYoung et M. Mark Shologan, pour un mandat de trois ans. Le conseil exécutif de la Fondation est demeuré inchangé et il est composé de Ken Lewis, Brian Bouchard et Marlin Leblanc. Alors qu’il fut possible de tenir l’AGA de l’ASC en 2020 grâce à la technologie d’internet, nous espérons revenir à une formule un peu plus traditionnelle l’an prochain et nous espérons que vous pourrez vous joindre à nous en juillet 2021 lors de la Convention Simmental du Canada organisée par l’Association Simmental du Manitoba à Portage-la-Prairie. Les travaux des récoltes de l’automne sont en branle dans plusieurs régions du Canada et les sevrages des veaux approchent à grand pas. Je vous souhaite tout le succès possible avec vos récoltes de céréales et votre production de fourrages et d’ensilage, et que vos veaux croisés Simmental fassent pencher la balance au sevrage.


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Sun Rise Simmentals

Evan & Linda Cuss Spy Hill, SK 306-534-4700 Cell: 306-745-7431 cuss@sasktel.net www.sunrisesimmentals.com

Johns Purebred & Commercial Simmental Cattle Dana, Megan & Terron Johns Kenton, MB 204-838-2003 Dana Cell: 204-365-7149 johnsdm@goinet.ca Greg & Allyson Workman Minto, MB Greg Cell: 204-724-0564 gworkman@mymts.net

Glenn & Barry Lowes Eric & Melissa Pateman

McAuley, MB 204-722-2222 Glen: 204-851-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 Eric: 306-434-8567 brookecanart@gmail.com mmwilson87@hotmail.com www.jpcattle.com

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Amélioration de la race

Vert, bleu, rose et 125 Coordonnateur des programmes d’amélioration de la race, Association Simmental du Canada

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u cours des dernières années, il y a eu plusieurs nouveaux développements dans le domaine de l’évaluation génétique. Toutefois, à la base, la cueillette complète des données et l’évaluation génétique sont uniquement des outils pour nous aider à décrire plus objectivement les caractéristiques génétiques possédées par un animal. La vraie valeur ou le mérite génétique d’un animal de race pure est en fait inscrit au niveau de l’ADN qu’il transmet à sa descendance. Par exemple, l’une des composantes qui n’est pas vraiment visible quand on regarde un animal, mais qui revêt une importance extrêmement grande pour l’industrie bovine est celle de la qualité de la viande. Les caractéristiques qu’on regarde habituellement pour évaluer la qualité de la viande sont en fait le poids de la carcasse, la surface de l’œil-de-longe, l’épaisseur de gras et le degré de persillage. Alors, comment pourrait-on évaluer exactement le bagage d’ADN qu’un animal possède ence qui concerne la valeur génétique des carcasses, quand on n’est pas capable de le voir directement? Voici deux réponses à cette question.La première façon et la plus difficile serait d’attendre qu’on ait recueilli des données sur les carcasses des descendants. Avec un tel scénario, on aurait un accouplement soit avec un taureau ou une vache donnée, puis les veaux qui en résulteraient seraient engraissés et abattus. Cela prendrait environ deux ans, toutefois les données seraient extrêmement utiles, car elles correspondent à des mesures prises directement sur les caractéristiques des carcasses transmises par les parents. La méthode la plus rapide et la plus facile serait par ailleurs la technologie des ultrasons. En fait, il s’agit exactement de la même technologie qu’on emploie pour effectuer des diagnostics de gestation chez les vaches, ou pour examiner des bébés dans le ventre de leur mère, ou bien pour vérifier différentes conditions médicales telles que des inflammations, des cancers. Dans la majorité des cas, le technicien qui examinera vos bovins utilisera le même appareil utilisé par un technicien en ultrasonoscopie dans un hôpital. Le technicien examinera et prendra des images du muscle de l’oeil-de-longe et du gras périphérique au niveau de la 12e et 13e côte. En fait, cela est la même chose que ce que fait un classificateur sur le plancher de l’abattoir, lorsqu’il sépare la carcasse suspendue au niveau des côtes afin de pouvoir la classer. Le technicien prendra aussi une deuxième photographie du gras intramusculaire inclus dans le muscle de l’œilde-longe. En fait, lorsqu’un animal est abattu et que sa carcasse refroidit, le gras intramusculaire plutôt fluide et mobile coagulera et produira les taches blanches de persillage qu’un classificateur examine dans son travail. Quelest alors le lien dans tout ça ?Eh bien, une mesure obtenue par ultrason n’est pas identique à une donnée réelle sur la carcasse, toutefois elle nous procure une image plutôt bonne de la composition de la carcasse d’un animal et, de manière plus importante, de quelle façon elle peut être comparée avec celles de ses contemporains. Il y a de plus certains autres avantages. Les ultrasons peuvent être employés chez des animaux âgés d’un an, ce qui nous permet de sauver beaucoup de temps. De plus, à la fin d’une séance de mesures par ultrasons (comparativement à une séance d’abattage et de classification), tous les animaux sont encore vivants et peuvent demeurer dans le troupeau.

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De manière globale, le coût estimé pour des mesures par ultrasons sera dans les environs de 20 à 25 $ par animal, ce qui inclue la cueillette des données, l’interprétation des images par un professionnel à un laboratoire et la transmission des données vers l’association de race. Finalement, pour vous en tant qu’éleveur, l’un des aspects essentiels demeure que vous voulez avoir une certaine idée de ce que vous pouvez espérer comme retour sur votre investissement. Dans un monde idéal, mais qui n’existe pas, la prise de mesures par ultrasons pourrait venir ajouter un montant de 500 $ à la valeur de chaque taureau. La réalité est bien différente. Entant qu’éleveur, vous ne devriez pas faire effectuer des mesures par ultrasons uniquement parce que vous êtes préoccupé par l’industrie bovine. En fait, même si vous ne faites pas vraiment une sélection envers les caractères liés aux carcasses, vous devriez probablement avoir un intérêt pour savoir à peu près comment se situevos animaux, ainsi que dans quelle direction vous vous dirigez avec votre programme, car vos sujets se refléteront éventuellement sur les sujets des troupeaux de vos clients. Avec cette idée en tête, il est souvent plus avantageux de faire mesurer vos femelles d’élevage plutôt que vos jeunes taureaux reproducteurs. Par conséquent, le potentiel des données sur les ultrasons est toujours présent chez les sujets de votretroupeau, c’est à vous de décider si vous voulez appuyer votre programme de sélection sur les valeurs de qualité des carcasses. En faisant analyser vos animaux par les ultrasons, cela ne veut pas dire que votre emphase de sélection envers les caractères de carcasse devrait nécessairement dépasser celle placée vers d’autres caractères d’importance. Pour la plupart des acheteurs de taureaux au Canada, la croissance et la reproduction sont des caractères ayant préséance au point de vue économique. Ceci étant dit, les caractères liés à la carcasse demeurent tout de même importants, si on pense à la rentabilité d’une entreprise de veaux d’embouche. En fait, ce n’est pas seulement avec des prières et de la méditation qu’on pourra s’assurer que nos bovins et les sujets de notre race produiront des carcasses désirables. Par ailleurs, qu’est-ce que le titre de cet article peut bien avoir comme rapport avec son contenu ? Ce ne sonten réalité que des adjectifs ou si vous préférez des éléments descriptifs. Plus on y ajoute des précisions, et plus ils prendront du sens. La couleur “vert foncé” est vraiment différente du « vert pastel ». Le chiffre 125 est supérieur à 50, mais est inférieur à 500. Voici donc comment on devrait interpréter les mesures par ultrasons par rapport à la carcasse. Les valeurs de mesures par les ultrasons devraient être interprétées par rapport au groupe d’animaux mesurés, et elles ne sont pas nécessairement bonnes ou mauvaises. Elles représentent un outil descripteur extrêmement utile d’une portion très importante de la valeur de vos bovins, laquelle ne peut être vue autrement. Seulement quelques résultats de mesures par ultrasons sont transmis annuellement pour des bovins de race Simmental. Tel que je le mentionnais plus haut, on n’aurait peut-être par à changer autant queça nos carcasses, mais on devrait plutôt s’assurer de pouvoir maintenir un certain niveau de qualité, ce qui ne peut pas être effectué sans qu’on ait un minimum de descriptifs obtenus par ultrasons. Remarque: C’est le temps de commencer à planifier et à budgéter les mesures par ultrasons à faire en 2021 chez vos veaux nés en 202. Veuillez consulter le lien suivant si vous voulez plus d’informations sur les mesures par ultrasons chez les bovins et aussi pour obtenir une liste des techniciens certifiés : http://ultrasoundbeef.com/


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CBBC News Release

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For more information, contact: Michael Latimer, Executive Director, Canadian Beef Breeds Council mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca | (cell) 403-861-7772

would like to thank the commercial cattle

with added consistency and predictability. This is an

producers for their continued use of registered

important tool that helps manage risk in your breeding

bulls in their breeding programs. The Canadian

program. I don’t think any of us would be willing to

breeders of registered seedstock have appreciated

place a bet of $5-10 thousand dollars with only limited

the relationship with their bull buyers in the commercial

information, so why do that with your cattle? Using

cattle sector for over 100 years and are continually

unregistered bulls increases your risk and performance

striving to develop cattle that meet the market demands

variance within your calf crop which can cost you a lot

of today and tomorrow. The bull sales in 2020 will

of money in the long term.

be talked about for a long time. Despite restrictions

The breed associations have all made significant

imposed by governments in response to the COVID-19

investments to improve their performance programs.

pandemic, sales continued and bulls sold at prices and

The EPDs available today are far superior to those of 5+

volumes similar to that of the previous year. This was a

years ago. They are not perfect, but they are the best tool

remarkable feat that resulted from a strong relationship

available to analyze and evaluate the potential merits of

built on years of trust between buyers and sellers.

an animal’s offspring. The incorporation of genomics,

As profit margins become narrower it is more

ultrasound, carcass information, larger data sets, new

important than ever to use predictable, quality genetics.

calculation methods through the single step process

My grandfather, Louis Latimer, used to say that “a bad

and the Bolt computing system have improved the true

cow will eat as much or more than a good cow and will

accuracy of EPDs and composite indexes. I encourage

cost you more in the long run.” The investment you

you to contact any of the breed association offices to

make in your bulls will be reflected in your future calf

inquire on how to utilize these and other tools in your

crops. I am not going to claim that the most expensive

commercial breeding program.

bull will give you the best calves or make you the most

As we get ready for the fall run of calf sales

money but using the science available to understand the

consider the genetics you used in the past and how they

genetic potential of a bull and how he will help you reach

are impacting the prices you receive in relation to the

your breeding goals will give you the best opportunity

market. A reputable breeder will provide the information

to do so. The breed registration certificates (paper or

you are looking for and help you identify the best bull

digital) contain a lot of useful information that will help

for your buck.

you understand the potential performance of an animal

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Spring Creek Simmentals Ferme Jeanfrancois Leblond (Armagh, QC) for his purchase of 57 Simmental, Angus and Sim/Angus bred heifers

Thanks you... Garry Bitz (Moose Jaw, SK) for his purchase of 19 Simmental cows and four open Simmental heifers

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Congratulations... $2000 Bull Promo Draw Winner!

JOHNSON RANCHES David Johnson, Pierceland, SK

Johnson Ranches was selected from a buyer’s draw of over 1400 bulls sold and transferred by Saskatchewan Simmental Association members. They purchased a bull from Crossroad Ranches of Shell Lake, SK. Johnson Ranches will recieve a $2000 sale credit to purchase a bull or female from public auction or private treaty from an SSA member.

2020-21 Saskatchewan Simmental Association Board of Directors: President - Kyle Ashworth Directors: Lane Scherger Travis Fisk

Vice President - Blaine Barnett Kirsten Fornwald Lee Stilborn Riley Lafrentz Dean Sentes Toby Noble

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Maritime Simmental Association

www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Brent Matheson, PE Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Patrick Milner, NS CSA Director: Jennie Mutch, PE MYSA Board of Directors President: Jessie Swinamer, NS Vice President: Spencer Henry, NS Treasurer: Drew Tarrant, NS Secretary: Melanie Delong, NS Directors: Jake Matheson, PE Ray Parsons, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Kouwenberg, NS Lacey Fisher, NS

Dates to Remember

Online Salt Water Simmental Sale October 17, 2020 This year’s female sale will be broadcasted online, similar to the MBTS bull sale. Look at our website and Facebook page for updates. If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Salt Water Simmental Sale, please contact one of the committee members: Kerwin Delong - (902) 824-2720 Connor Morse - (902) 844-0286 Patrick Milner - (902) 694-3121 45


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Advertiser’s Index ABC Cattle Co.......................................50

Dorran, Steve........................................55

Lone Stone Farms.................................47

Silver Smith Farms................................49

Adair Ranch...........................................46

Double Bar D Farms..........................2, 50

M&J Farms............................................52

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals..........49

Alameda Agencies Ltd. .........................55

Double G Simmentals............................50

M&R Cattle Co. .....................................47

Skeels, Dan...........................................55

Alliance Simmental Farms.....................52

Downey Farms......................................52

MacKenzie Cattle Company..................47

SKOR Simmentals.................................49

Alta Genetics.........................................56

Dunc’s Cattle Co. ..................................53

Mader Ranches.........................18, 19, 47

Snider Cattle Services...........................41

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals...... 46, OBC

Dwayann Simmentals............................53

Mar Mac Farms.....................................52

Southpaw Cattle Company....................49

Applecross Cattle Co. ...........................46

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals.......................47

Masterfeeds ..........................................55

Spring Creek Simmentals................37, 51

Artisan Farms..................................52, 55

East Poplar Simmentals........................50

Maxwell Simmentals..............................48

Spring Lake Simmentals........................49

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.................50

Edge, Dean............................................55

McCormack Family Ranch....................51

Starwest Farms...............................35, 49

Aumack Simmentals..............................50

EDN Simmentals...................................50

MCG Simmentals..................................48

Steen Agencies Inc. ..............................55

Bar 5 Farms...........................................52

Elm Tree Farms.....................................53

McIntosh Livestock................................51

Stewart Cattle Co. ................................40

Bar CL Livestock...................................46

Erixon Simmentals.................................50

McManus Simmentals...........................52

Stewart Simmentals...............................54

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.................46

Fallen Timber Farms.............................46

McMillen Ranching Ltd....................36, 51

Stock, Mark............................................55

Big Rock Simmentals............................46

Ferme Davenor Farm............................54

Meadow Acres Farms............................51

Stone Simmentals.................................49

Black River Farms.................................52

Ferme Gagnon Farm.............................54

MI Simmentals.......................................48

Storebo Farm.........................................51

Black Sand Cattle Company..................52

First Class Cattle Marketing..................56

Mitchell Cattle Co. ................................46

Sullivan Simmentals..............................54

Blue Mountains Farm............................52

Foley Simmentals............................15, 53

Nolara Farms.........................................48

Sully’s Farm...........................................54

Blushrose Simmental Farm...................50

Genex Cooperative, Inc. .......................56

Norheim Ranching.................................10

Sun Rise Simmentals......................29, 51

Bohrson Marketing Services......................

GJR Simmentals....................................50

North Creek Simmentals.......................51

Sunny Valley Simmentals......................52

.................. 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 22, 25, 31, 56

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ...........55

North Hill Simmentals............................48

Swan Lake Farms............................27, 52

Bonchuk Farms...............................39, 52

Gravandale Simmentals........................53

Northern Livestock Sales.......................26

Swantewitt Simmentals.........................49

Boomer Creek Livestock.......................53

Grinalta Farms.......................................47

O Double E Simmentals........................48

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. ...27, 29, 39, 40, 56

Bouchard Livestock Internattional.........56

H.S. Knill Co. Ltd...................................56

Oberg, Don............................................55

The Register..........................................54

Boundary Ranch....................................50

Hairy Hill Cattle Co................................47

O’Brien Farms.......................................53

Timberlind Auctions...............................55

Bova-Tech Ltd. ......................................56

Hannah Simmentals..............................47

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.........48

Todd Simmentals...................................54

Bow Valley Genetics..............................56

Harvie Ranching....................................47

Oslanski Simmental Farms....................48

Transon Livestock Corp...................56, 59

Brooksland Farms...........................15, 53

High Bluff Stock Farm............................52

Parkhill Ranches....................................48

Triple Rose Simmentals........................54

Brown, Grady.........................................55

High Country Cattle Services................47

Pearson Farms......................................48

Tryon Simmentals..................................54

Canadian Bull Congress........................55

Hi-Tech Farms.......................................53

Pheasantdale Cattle Co. .......................51

TSN Livestock.......................................52

Canadian Cattlemen..............................56

Hoegl Livestock.....................................50

Phillips Farms Simmentals....................54

Tymarc Livestock...................................49

Caur-Laur Simmentals...........................53

Indian River Cattle Company...........13, 53

Pinch Hill Cattle Co. ..............................15

Verleysen Farms....................................49

Carey, Brent...........................................55

Innisfail Auction Market..........................20

Pine Creek Simmentals.........................48

Virginia Ranch.......................................49

Cattle Cures...........................................55

Innovation AgMarketing, LLC................22

Porter Ranches......................................48

VJV Livestock Marketing Group..............9

Christopher, Jeff....................................15

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. ....56

R & R Acres...........................................21

W2 Farms..............................................52

Circle G Simmentals & Angus...............46

Janzen Ranches....................................47

Rainbow River Simmentals...................25

W2 Land & Cattle..................................49

City View Simmentals............................50

Jetstream Livestock...............................53

Rancier Farms.................................17, 48

Weldehaven Farms...............................54

Clarke Family Farm Inc.........................15

JNR Farms............................................47

RDG Simmentals...................................48

Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company...........49

Clearwater Simmentals.........................46

Johns Purebred & Commercial

Rehorst Farms Ltd.................................53

Westway Farms Ltd. .............................49

Come As U R.........................................25

Simmental Cattle...................................29

Rick-Sha Farms.....................................15

Wilson Stock Farms...............................41

Crossroad Farms...................................50

JP Cattle Co..........................................29

Ridgeview Cattle Co..............................15

Windy Knoll Farm..................................54

Czech-Mate Livestock...........................46

Keato Meadow Simmentals...................47

Ririe Simmentals...................................48

Wiser Heights Stock Farm.....................15

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd....56

Kelway Livestock...................................15

River Point Cattle Co. .....................15, 53

WJ Simmentals......................................49

Deeg Simmental....................................46

Kin Kin Cattle Co...................................47

Riverbank Farms...................................52

WLB Livestock.................................30, 31

Destiny Simmentals...............................53

Kuntz Simmental Farm..........................51

Robb Farms...........................................51

Wolfe Farms....................................33, 50

Diamond T Simmentals.........................46

LaBatte Simmentals..............................51

Robson Acres........................................54

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh...................................50

DJ Farms...............................................53

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.........................51

Rosebud Simmentals............................48

Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds........................53

Don Heggie Simmentals........................46

Lazy S Ranch Inc..................................47

Rust Mountain View Ranch.......22, 23, 54

Xcel Livestock........................................15

Donovandale Farms..............................53

Lewis Farms......................................5, 47

SAJ Simmentals....................................51

XRC Simmentals...................................52

Dora Lee Genetics.................................53

Little Willow Creek Ranch......................51

Scissors Creek Cattle Company............29

Dorran Marketing Inc. ...........................55

Lobster Point Farms..............................54

Seven-M Livestock................................49

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Gibbons Farms Complete Herd Dispersal Listowel, ON

Dec. 1 January 2021 “Commercial Country” Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Camrose Country Classic 8th Annual Sale Dec. 2 September Camrose, AB Queens of the Heartland Production Sale Dec. 3 Sep. 12 18th Annual Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Sale McAuley, MB Hanover, ON Dec. 4 SimPower Bred Female Sale October/November 2020 Simmental Country Issue Advertising Sep. 15 Olds, AB Booking Deadline Wolfe Farms 16th Annual Fleckvieh Bull & Female Sale Ferme Gagnon & Guests 23rd Annual Simmental Production Sale Dec. 5 Sep. 26 Valleyview, AB Cheneville, QC Dec. 5 Transcon’s Western Harvest 7th Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Sep. 26 6th Annual Eastern Harvest Female Sale Innisfail, AB Cheneville, QC The Gathering Sale Dec. 6 Olds, AB oCTOBER The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Dec. 7 Oct. 2 Anchor D Influenced Simmental Cal Sale Lloydminster, SK Dawson Creek, BC Dec. 8 Keystone Konnection 41st Annual Simmental Sale Vente Select Bull & Guests Female Sale Oct. 3 Brandon, MB Danville, QC Dec. 8 Lakeview Simmentals Online Bred Heifer Sale Ontario Simmental Solution Sale Oct. 3 Meacham, SK Listowel, ON Dec. 9 Double Bar D “Sharing The Herd” Genetics Sale Oct. 4 IRCC “Quality Control IV” Female Sale Grenfell, SK Indian River, ON Transcon’s Simmsational 43rd Annual Simmental Sale Dec. 10 Oct. 6 Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale Moose Jaw, SK Rimbey, AB McMillen Ranching Ltd. “Herdbuilders 2020” Fall Female Production Sale Dec. 11 Oct. 7 Anchor D Influenced Simmental Calf Sale Online Ponoka, AB Dec. 13 Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Anchor D “Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Oct. 9 Virden, MB Rimbey, AB Dec. 14 Border City 3rd Annual Simmental Sale December “Winter” 2020 Simmental Country Issue Advertising Oct. 15 Lloydminster, SK Booking Deadline Dec. 14 Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull and Heifer Sale Oct. 17 Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Lloydminster, SK Metcalfe, ON Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale Dec. 14 Oct. 17 Salt Water Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Online Southern Alberta Simmental Round Up 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale 15 Dec. Oct. 18 RPCC & Guests “Fall Gala” Production Sale Stavely, AB Glencoe, ON Dec. 16 Westgold Farms Female Production Sale 2020 Edition Mader Ranches Ladies Night Bred Female Sale Oct. 22 Lloydminster, SK Carstairs, AB Dec. 17 Transcon’s Seasonal Wrap-Up Simmental Female Sale Rust Mountain View Ranch Female Dispersal Sale Oct. 26 Neepawa, MB Mercer, ND Dec. 18 Friday Night Lights 9th Annual Simmental Sale Oct. 28 - 31 Manitoba Ag Ex Olds, AB Brandon, MB Checkers Simmental Sale 2020 Dec. 19 Ponoka, AB nOVEMBER Transcon’ s National Trust on Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Chapter XIII Dec. 19 Nov. 4 - 7 Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Red Deer, AB Lloydminster, SK Dec. 20 Stewart Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal Come as U R Rainbow River Simmentals Online Production Sale Nov. 16 Virden, MB Online Dec. 20 Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Swan Lake Farms Spring Calving Female Dispersal Nov. 17 Red Deer, AB Moose Jaw, SK Dec. 20 Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XXIII Simmental Sale Nov. 19 Canadian Classic Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Lacombe, AB HBH Angus and Northern Light Simmentals Production Sale 22 Dec. Nov. 20 Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 40th Annual Sale Virden, MB Cypress River, MB Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Dec. 30 Nov. 21 Futures One Online Simmental Sale: Edition 11 Niagara Falls, ON DLMS.ca Dec. 31 New Year’s Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume IX R&R Acres’ 20th Annual Beefmaker Bull Sale Nov. 21 Olds, AB Airdrie, AB Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 30

Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB Sandy Hill Simmentals & Guests Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB WLB Livestock Complete Dispersal Sale Douglas, MB *All dates are subject to change

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