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Volume 16 Issue 1 January 2017 What’s Inside Exotic Crossbreds Deliver on Performance— Double S Land and Cattle Ltd. Strives for Performance in their Simmental/ Charolais-cross beef herd.

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From the Gate Post — What is an Optimal Birth Weight? / Qu’est-ce qu’un poids à la naissance optimal ?

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Breed Improvement — The Dance Steps of Genomic / Les pas de danse de la génomique

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Vet’s Advice — The Benefits and Disadvantages of Twins

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Birth Weights Effect on Profit - Part 2

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What’s Happening

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Exotic Crossbreds Deliver on Performance

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Story By Lee Hart

ouble S Land and Cattle Ltd. strives for performance in their Simmental -cross beef herd. “Our focus really is on performance, calves with higher birthweights that wean in the 675 to 730 pound range, then after 90 days on a backgrounding ration, steers leave the yard around 900 to 950 pounds and head to a finishing program,” says Chris Sargent, who along with his family, ranches with his father Rodney. Rodney was born and raised near Mirror, east of Lacombe, and launched the family farm more than 50 years ago. They’ve been raising Simmentalcross cattle for roughly 35 years. “Simmental and Charolais cattle both work well in crossbreeding programs with British breeds,” says Rodney. “But from the outset, I wanted to maximize the pounds of beef produced and putting the two exotic breeds together has worked well for us.” The Sargent family runs 400 head of commercial cows, which are bred to both Simmental and Charolais bulls. They also prefer to select horned bulls for their breeding program — again striving for that added performance. They buy mostly red Simmental bulls and Full-French Charolais bulls.. “There aren’t a lot of horned bulls around, but they are there if you look for them,” says Chris. “We don’t focus all of our attention on EPDs either. We are more interested in how the animal looks and how they will fit into our program. We have bought bulls that have birthweights up to 125 pounds, and they have done very well.” “Horned bulls aren’t as popular these days either, so they are usually a bit cheaper too,” says Rodney. “We deal with a great group breeders and if they happen to have a horned bull calf that looks like he will perform well, they save it for us and let us know.” Cows in the Double S herd on average weigh around 1,600 pounds, and for the most part comfortably handle 110 to 120 pound calves at birth. They calve out on a 50-acre calving pasture with plenty of shelter and windbreaks. The Sargent family may have to assist the odd one if there is a mal-presentation or a complication due to twins, but the cows generally handle calving on their own. The Sargents manage a tight calving season. Beginning in late March, it is 60 days for the cows (between 75 and 80 percent calve within the first cycle) and 45 days for the heifers. “If you want to sell a nice even group of calves, you have to keep the calving time-frame tight,” says Rodney. With calving done by mid-May, cow-calf pairs remain at home for a couple more continued on page 12

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Tuesday, February 7 :: Emery, SD Werning Cattle Co. 35th Annual Production Sale

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Thursday, February 9 :: Mercer, ND Rust Mountain View Ranch 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Wednesday, March 1 :: Saskatoon, SK Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale

Thursday, February 9 :: Rosemary, AB Janzen Ranches 24th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale

Thursday, March 2 :: Balcarres, SK Pheasantdale 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Friday, February 10 :: Rimbey, AB Genetic Edge 18th Annual Bull Sale

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Thursday, February 16 :: Saskatoon, SK Nordal Limousin and Angus Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4 :: Rimbey, AB Lockhart Valley & Beagle Simmentals 12th Annual Bull Sale

Friday, February 17 :: Carstairs, AB Mader Ranches 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Sunday, March 5 :: Estevan, SK R-Plus Simmental Bull & Female Sale

Saturday, February 18 :: Olds, AB Diamond T “Stockman’s Choice” 3rd Annual Bull Sale

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Wednesday, March 8 :: Saskatoon, SK Sunny Valley Simmentals 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Saturday, February 25 :: Spruce Grove, AB Lewis Farms 32nd Annual Bull Sale

Thursday, March 9 :: Moosomin, SK In Pursuit of Perfection Simmental & Angus 12th Annual Bull Sale

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Saturday, March 25 :: Saskatoon, SK Impact Angus & Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale

Thursday, April 13 :: Ceylon, SK Southview Ranch 16th Annual Bull Sale

Monday, March 27 :: Moose Jaw, SK Cockburn Merit Annual Bull Sale

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weeks. Calves are processed, including dehorning, castration and vaccination, before being turned out on pasture in early June. While beef performance is important, the Sargents have chosen not to implant calves. “We figure by selecting the proper bulls, we are getting that extra performance from our bull genetics,” says Chris. The cow-calf and heifer pairs head out to two types of pasture. With hills and draws and plenty of “rough” areas, there is a considerable stand of native grass and they have tame alfalfa/ clover/orchard grass pasture as well. The first-calf heifers usually go onto 2.5 quarter sections of grass that is divided into four paddocks. They rotate through those pastures for the summer. About 70 cow-calf pairs are placed on rented pasture, while the rest of the cow herd goes onto to a full section of grass, where they graze from July until October. Depending on the year, calves are weaned in late October to early November. Bred cows and heifers head back out to pasture, while all heifers and steer calves are placed on the backgrounding program. The heifers and steers are separated with their own space over a 10 acre feeding paddock. Targeting a gain of about 2.5 pounds per day, the calves are fed a ration that includes alfalfa silage bales, a by-product called “sprouts” from the nearby Rahr Malting plant at Alix, and some barley as well.

liked to see.” “I think the key thing for us is that buyers keep coming back,” says Chris. “If our program wasn’t working, or if the calves didn’t do well at the feed-yard, that would tell us something, but we’re seeing the same buyers coming back year after year.” The heifers stay on a backgrounding program for another few weeks. Then the Sargents will select 70 to 85 of these heifers for replacements, regardless of color. The remaining heifers are fed at a slightly slower rate of gain until they are marketed in June, usually at the 950 pound mark. Meanwhile, cows and heifers remain on pasture after weaning before moving to the winter feeding program. The Sargents put up some dry grass hay, but most of their feed is baled silage including alfalfa, triticale and barley silage. Along with the silage bales, the ration fed to cows is supplemented with straw to help fill them up without getting over conditioned.

The Sargent family has developed a cross-breeding program that works well for them. “These two breeds compliment each other very well,” says Chris. “The two exotic breeds provide that extra performance. The Charolais terminal cross works well with the Simmental that still provides strong maternal traits. “I don’t see us making any major changes over the next 10 years,” says Rodney. “By then I’ll be 80 and my grandson says I should be able to retire,” he adds jokingly. “We will The Sargents have sold these backgrounded steers from the most likely stay within the 400 head range, perhaps a few more, because that seems to be about the minimize size with the economics of machinery. With our landbase and growing conditions, we have a breed combination that seems to work very well to produce those pounds of beef.”

yard for several years. By mid-January to early February they sell two liner loads of steers to a feedlot. The cross breeding program produces mostly tan colored calves, as well as a few that are all red and some all white. “There may be some color preferences, but the key is to have a nice uniform group of calves,” says Rodney. “Buyers like these calves because they perform well. We haven’t received many reports back, but one feeder told me these calves were gaining about four pounds per day in the finishing feedlot, which they really 12


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SBV 37C - $17,000 Quinn Wilson Calgary, AB

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High Selling Pen of 5 Commercial Heifers: Lot 504 by Del & Tyson Bieleny Sold to Doolaege Farming for $14,250 Commercial Heifer Show Champions: Cleardale Colony Reserve Champions: C & G Ranch

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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

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What is an Optimal Birth Weight?

he 2017 bull sale season is quickly approaching, and with it comes the onslaught of bull sale catalogues that are delivered to us daily. In those catalogues there is often a large amount of information that will assist producers in selecting that new herd-bull including pictures, pedigree, birth information; EPDs in many cases, and occasionally carcass data. Of this information, birthweight is often the first number that is considered and in recent years has become a focus for some producers who believe that it is an assurance of calving ease and that lower is better. For some producers it has even taken precedent over performance, specifically weaning weight. The belief that a lower birthweight is the simplest way to ensure calving ease has caused some producers to ignore some very good bulls with slightly larger birthweights. These bulls will most likely calve just fine on mature cows and will add additional performance to their calves with heavier sale weights in the fall. That means dollars in a producer’s pocket and was especially evident during the fall 2016 calf run where lighter calves were often several hundred dollars lower than the price per head received for heavier calves. The American Angus Association recently held their Annual Convention and one of the featured speakers was Dr. Dan Shike, who is an animal scientist at the University of Illinois. During his presentation Dr. Shike stated that in his opinion, there is no “one size fits all” in the cattle business. That phrase applies to many things including calving ease and birth weight. As many of us have learned, cow size and body condition, along with calf shape and presentation of the calf, all figure into calving season success. What works for some producers may not work for others. To gauge what breeders at the convention thought was ideal for birthweight, Dr. Shike polled those in the room with approximately half of the attendees answering a series of questions via text message. One question was; what birth weight do you consider excessive for cows? The majority, fifty-six percent, indicated greater than 90 pounds, while thirty-three percent said greater than 100 pounds, and six percent said more than one hundred

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and ten pounds. Only six percent indicated that they felt that greater than 80 pounds was excessive until the question changed to what the attendees felt was the maximum birth weight acceptable to their commercial customers. Then, twenty-nine percent of the crowd said that greater than 80 pounds was too big, indicating that selection pressure can be based on customer preference. Fifty-three percent, the majority, still said greater than 90 pounds. Another question was, what is too small of a birthweight and can we make it too small? The answer to this was a range from 40 pounds to 70 pounds being too light, with about half of respondents saying that less than 50 pounds was most definitely too light. Dr. Shike summed his presentation up by stating, that he was not sure that all producers need to target the same degree of calving ease, noting many herds have generations stacked with a high degree of maternal calving ease. The take-home message for breeders was that if environmental factors are favorable and there aren’t already calving problems, they probably don’t need to focus on double-digit EPD calving-ease bulls; and should also focus on other variables that affect calving ease, not solely targeting birth weight and to not keep driving birth weight down. Many of us who have been around this business for some time remember the old adage that a cow should be able to give birth to a calf that is six to seven percent of her body weight. Therefore, a 1450 pound cow should be able to deliver a hundred pound calf unassisted. If you are using 75 to 80 pound birthweight bulls on mature cows of that size you are likely not realizing the true production potential that cow can provide. While some producers may purchase several bulls each year, there are others who may only go through that process every three to four years. In each scenario, buying a new herd-sire is one of the most important decision making processes that a cattle producer undertakes. If you are in the market for bulls this year be sure to factor in all the variables and don’t overlook a bull that may suit your program simply because he might have been a couple of pounds heavier than what you feel is your ideal birthweight.


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12:00 noon Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks F

2:00 p.m. Auction Sale

VIDEO AUCTION

Featuring...

Bulls are available for inspection anytime. Please call ahead. Watch for our sale bull display on the front lawn of the exchange building in Denver.

Offering 50 bulls including... 26 PB • 22 3/4 • 2 1/2 SCAN DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SALE TIME

SUCCESS STARTS HERE! LIVESTOCK SERVICES, LLC.

P.O. Box 368 • HAMILTON, MO 64644 BUD SLOAN • (816) 583-2104 (816) 803-9725 Cell

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2016 Sale Highlights

JANZEN RANCHES

Get your chores done, come for lunch and take home a bull or two. From Highway 1 & 550 11 miles East then North 1 Mile at Rge 16 Rd 3 Driveway on the West side. -ORFrom Highway 36 and Twp 21 Rd 2 (cell phone tower), West 9 miles to Rge 16 Rd 3, then North 1 mile. Driveway on the West side. Watch for signs.

Professionally Managed by:

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Diamond M Ranch

6th Annual Bull Sale February 12, 2017 At the Ranch West of Estevan, SK

“Mature Bulls Designed for Today's Cattlemen�

60 coming Two Year Old Simmental and Simmental/Angus Bulls All the bulls come from many generations of red or black genetics. Performance and calving ease bulls. Semen tested and guaranteed.

Brian Bouchard 403-813-7999

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SIMMENTALS DYLAN BENJAMIN

Stettler, Alberta Cell: (403)741-6852 Email: moonshinesimmentals@yahoo.ca

BENS 649D

MRL 208Z(Predator X MRL 715W Rust 258Z (Tanker x Burn Baby Burn)

Bulls also for sale by private treaty.

LBY 632D

MDR Tigercat(Stubby X RPCC Red Tiger Force) LBY 467P(Anchor T Titan X South Holden 9L)

BENS 605 D

Spring Creek Lotto HSN 13U (Dream on X WAR Naomi 13N)

ME O A C

bulls SELLING at Jeans & Genetic Sale in Ponoka on February 14, 2017

For more information contact Shane Michelson at 403-363-9973

farms

WAYNE HENDERSON & DONNA LOUGHRAN

Phone: 604-823-6385 Email: cameofarms@outlook.com

KLR 88C

KLR Brewster 71B (IVR-DDD Baron x KLR Miss Tusu) BBBG Kimberly 3Z (FSMB Neumann x DFMKimberly )

KLR 93D

Anchor T Legend (Anchor T Metro 4E x Anchor T Helga 10Y)

Alcovia Tammy 54X (Grinalta’s FF Red Trend x DSLF Tammy FF66T)

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To view bulls prior to sale contact Dylan Benjamin at 403-741-6852.

KLR 99D

Starwest Total Value (Double Bar D Spittre x PHS Polled Winfall)

PSE Jubilee FF (Mystique x PSE Sierra FF)


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WHEATLAND CIRCUIT BREAKER SELLS! : : RF THROTTLED 311A SELLS! : : 2015 HIGH SELLING THROTTLED SON : : OUTLAW PRIMA DONNA 1B SOLD TO CAMERON JENSEN & FAMILY

Offering

30 BULLS : : 2 HERD BULLS : : 8 HEIFERS RF THROTTLED 311A SELLS ALONG WITH A SON AND TWO DAUGHTERS. WHEATLAND CIRCUIT BREAKER WILL SELL AND MANY OF HIS SONS AND A FEW DAUGHTERS. THREE SIBLINGS OF OUTLAW PRIMA DONNA 1B (2016 CWA GRAND CHAMPION SIMMENTAL FEMALE) WILL ALSO SELL! DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNIY TO ADD THESE GENETICS TO YOUR HERD. NOT TO MENTION HEIFER BULLS FOR EASY CALVING!

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Brad Dundas : : 403.325.0684 Box 58 Hussar, AB T0J 1S0 : : outlawcattleco@hotmail.com

VIEW CATALOGUE AT: WWW.BOHRSON.COM


On the Ranch, Russell, Manitoba Thursday, February 16, 2017 Black and Red Simmentals, Angus and Simm-Angus Bulls

Look forward to our best offering yet!

mjsimmentalangus@gmail.com

www.mjsimmentalangus.com mlg@glasmanfarms.com

www.glasmanfarms.com find us on

Miles, Bonnie & Jared Glasman Home: 204.773.3279 Miles’ Cell: 204.773.6275 Jared’s Cell: 204.796.0999

Sale Managed By: T Bar C Cattle Co. Chris: 306-220-5006 Office: 306-933-4200

Matthew & Leanne Glasman Home: 204.773.3209 Matt’s Cell: 204.773.6055

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Breed Improvement

The Dance Steps of Genomics Part I: Using Genomics in Your Herd

By Jared Decker, PhD., Understanding Genomic Prediction Reprinted with permission from Brangus Publications

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henever I hear the words “two-step”, my mind goes back to my teenage years when I danced with cute girls at the county fair. But, in this article we will be discussing a different type of two-step. There are two common methods, referred to as twostep or one-step, for including genomic (i.e. DNA) information into the genetic evaluations we use to estimate expected progeny differences (EPDs). Two-step genomic predictions use the genomic and pedigree information separately in two different prediction steps. In one-step genomic predictions, genomic and pedigree information is combined and used in a single step.

GE-EPDs, the genomic prediction is an indicator of an animal’s true EPD. In this approach, the pedigree EPD and the genomic prediction are calculated separately and then later combined to produce a GE-EPD. There are a few limitations with two-step GE-EPDs. First of all, thousands of animals with phenotypes and genotypes are needed to train the genomic prediction. Second, there needs to be a second set of animals with phenotypes and genotypes to validate the genomic prediction and estimate how much of the genetic variance it is explaining. Third, an appropriate method to blend the genomic prediction with the pedigree EPD is needed.

DNA INFORMATION IN BEEF BREEDING Information from DNA testing has been used for a long time in beef breeding. For several decades, DNA testing has been used to verify parentage information. This is a yes or no answer of whether the parents reported by the beef breeder are in fact the calf’s parents. If the parents do not match, this DNA data can often be used to identify the true parents.

SINGLE-STEP The approach used by the dairy industry, and later adopted by several beef breeds is called single-step. In single-step GE-EPDs, the pedigree and genomic information is combined in a single step to calculate GE-EPDs.

In 2010, DNA testing began to be used to accomplish much more for beef breeders. The use of DNA testing was used to create genomic predictions. Genomic predictions are much like other measures of genetic merit (i.e. EPDs) in that they predict the value of an animal as a parent of the next generation. But, genomic predictions use DNA data to accomplish this. Genomic predictions are combined with traditional EPDs to produce genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs). GE-EPDs are more reliable than traditional EPDs, especially for young animals with little data available. TWO-STEP The first approach to using genomic information in the beef industry is called the two-step approach. In this method, thousands of animals with both phenotypes (trait records) and genotypes (DNA data) are used to “train” a genomic prediction. In this training process, the effects of thousands of DNA variants are estimated. The genomic prediction (molecular breeding value) is then the sum of the effects for the DNA variants an animal inherited from its sire and dam. This genomic prediction is then used as a correlated or indicator trait to increase the accuracy of the EPD. An indicator trait is an indirect measure of an economically important trait; some examples include ultrasound data as an indicator of carcass merit or birth weights as an indicator of calving ease. In two-step

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The process of estimating EPDs is often seen as an unknown “black box” for many beef producers. And in many regards, this is completely acceptable. I carry a little black box, a smart phone, around in my pocket constantly. I use it to talk to people to ask and answer questions. I use it to look up information on bulls or calculate breeding dates and due dates. I use it to share or read information on the internet. But, I have no idea how a cell phone works. What I do know is that my cell phone works. If you take nothing else away from this article, please know that EPDs do work. To better understand single-step, let’s peak inside the black box of EPD calculations. Using pedigree information, we estimate the relatedness between all of the animals in our genetic evaluation. Using the degree of relatedness between animals, we can separate the variation due to genetics from the variation due to different environments. This allows us to estimate the genetic merit of an animal. With the genetic merit (EPD) of the animal, we can make more accurate selection decisions based on inherited genetics. There is nothing tricky about estimating EPDs, it is simply using two forms of information, trait records and pedigree information, to separate performance into genetics and environment. We know that animals get 50 percent of their chromosomes (strings of DNA) from their father, or sire, and 50 percent of their


chromosomes from their mother, or dam. So, a calf is related 50 percent to its father and 50 percent to its dam. If we look at hundreds or thousands of calves, on average they share 25 percent of their DNA with their grandparents. The grandparent passes 50 percent of its DNA to the parent, and the parent passes 50 percent of its DNA to the calf. Fifty percent of 50 percent is 25 percent. So, in pedigree estimates of EPDs, all calves are assigned a relationship of 25 percent with their grandparents. But, for an individual animal, the amount of relationship with its grandparent can be quite different from 25 percent. There is a bell shaped curve around the average of 25 percent. Some animals share less than 25 percent with a particular grandparent. Some animals share more than 25 percent with a particular grandparent. The beauty of single-step genomic prediction is that we use the DNA information to measure the actual amount of relationship between the animals in our evaluation. Because we are no longer using expected averages, but are instead using realized amounts, the GE-EPD becomes more precise than a pedigree EPD. Rather than waiting for progeny records to help us figure out the random shuffle of genes and chromosomes an animal inherited from its father and mother, we can use DNA information to figure out the random sample of DNA the animal inherited. In single-step GE-EPDs pedigree and genomic information is combined to estimate the relatedness of the animals in our evaluation. Single-step also has limitations. First, we have to figure out how to express the relatedness measured by pedigree data and the relatedness measured by DNA data on the same base. Second, original single-step methods weighted each DNA variant equally, but new single-step methods are being developed to give more weight to important DNA markers. But, single-step approaches do not require a training and validation data set and all the available information is used simultaneously. Genomic predictions are simply more data added to genetic evaluations. Whenever we add more data to a genetic evaluation, the EPD accuracy improves. GE-EPDs provide an easy way to quickly improve the EPD accuracy especially for young animals.

simmental bull sale Friday March 17, 2017

At the Ranch, Stony Plain, AB, 1 PM

SELLING 60 Red and Black Simmental & SimmAngus Bulls “Max� - SimmAngus

Fertility Tested Ultrasound Data Developed on High Roughage Diet

CWP 939D sired by R Plus Mash 2nd Generation Black Max

Call or email for the 2017 bull sale brochure!

REA 0.74 MARB 0.07

CWP 101D sired by RF Lexus L60

CE

12.2

BW

2.4

WW

60.4

YW

86.3

15.1

Milk

23.3

Affordable

LEARN THE STEPS In the next article in this series, we will discuss steps breeders can take to use GE-EPDs in their herds. Beef breeders should be excited to use this technology to select and breed better cattle. Enjoy the dance!

Low Birth Weights

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jared Decker is an assistant professor in the University of Missouri Division of Animal Science and Beef Genetics Extension Specialist. Decker received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science, with a minor in Biology, from New Mexico State University. He earned his doctorate at the University of Missouri in genetics, with a minor in Statistics. Decker grew up on a small farm in northwest New Mexico, where his family raises registered cattle. He now owns a small farm in central Missouri to teach his kids the value of hard work. Decker is working to help stakeholders in the beef industry better understand the rapidly changing genetic technologies. His research focuses on understanding the history of cattle breeds and improving the cost and accuracy of genomic tests. He is active on social media and his website A Steak in Genomics.

MCE

REA 1.18 MARB 0.24

CWP 77D CE BW sired by LFE BS Lewis 3091X 13.1 2.7

Keith 780-915-3969

WW

64.3

YW

91.4

MCE

14.8

Big Weaning Weights

Milk

29.7

Kevin 780-915-9823

1207 Township RD 511, Stony Plain, AB T7Y 2N5 email: kmporter@canadasurfs.net View our catalogue online at www.porterranches.com

Homesteaded in 1903...CSA #841... A Fifth Generation Family Farm

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CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS & ANGUS

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BULL & GELDING SALE SATURDAY, FEB 18 1 PM INNISFAIL AUCTION MARKET

SELLING 111 BULLS

R PLUS VENOM 4006B (COBRA X POKER FACE) R PLUS 2015 SALE HIGH SELLER @ $50,000

55 28 28 6

First sons sell

TWO YEAR OLD CHAROLAIS RED & BLACK SIMMENTALS RED & BLACK ANGUS BROKE RANCH GELDINGS

VENOM X RED TANK 7.0 4.9 69 104 21.9 10.7 BW: 88LBS

KOSMO X RED DREAM 10.6 2.1 73 99 28.9 11.8 BW: 83LBS

KAG 82D

ONE STOP SHOPPING

KAG 121D

ARSON X D BAR C TABASCO 6.3 3.3 60 81 22.6 10 BW: 87LBS

CPT BLACK X DRIFTWOOD 3.6 3.6 71 110 27.9 8.3 BW: 90LBS

CMS SMITTY (POKERFACE) X SHEAR FORCE 41T

KAG 34D

9.6 1.5 62 88 17.8 11.8 BW: 87LBS

CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS & ANGUS GARTH CUTLER 403.304.0896 Lacombe, AB circleg@telus.net

KAG 50D

P&H RANCHING CO. LTD CORRINE PARSONAGE 8 BLAZE FACED BULLS SELL

403.227.2348 Innisfail, AB KAG 97D

phranch@telus.net

VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE

Red & Black Angus

at dlms.ca

2 yr old Charolais

The Circle G cowherd is functional, sound and highly productive. Every Circle G bull is backed by a quality dam.

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BONCHUK FARMS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 2017 - 1:00 PM Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

Powerful Ranch Bulls selected with your profit in mind!!

BONCHUK FARMS Dave 204.8423706 or 204.773.0467 Wayne 204.842.3859 or 204.796.0004 Email: bonchuk@goinet.ca www.bonchukfarms.com

Brian Bouchard 403.813.7999 Darnell Fornwald 403.795.8030

Chad Lorenz 403.896.9585 Doug Domolewski 403.635.1840

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MRC BOLD RULER 183B SON

MRC WALL STREET 183Z SON

MRC BOLD RULER 183B SON

DOUBLE BAR D TRUE GRIT SON

ERIXON HIGHROLLER 143B SON

CROSSROADS TROOPER 812B SON

Don’t miss the opportunity to select your new herd sire! CONTACT US TODAY! VIDEOS & CATALOGUE WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.BOHRSON.COM

Wade Hannah :: 403.994.4190 Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0 info@hannahsimmentals.com 40

Mike & Roberta Chambers and Family 403.507.3135 :: Wimborne, AB mandrcattle@outlook.com


For a catalogue, visit our website!

www.mappinsimmentals.com Eric, Maureen & Tulsa Smith 403-321-0501 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com

Like us on Facebook!

12th Annual Mappin Simmentals & Silver Smith Farms Bull Sale

Dryland Cattle Trading corp. Veteran, AB

60 Red & Black Bulls

March 4th, 2017

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Fullblood Simmental Bulls Red Angus Bulls Replacement Females

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2017 BROTHERS ON OFFER TO THESE 2016 HIGH SELLERS

Simmental Buu & Female Sale with DGR Caale Co MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27 AT BEECHINOR BROS SALE FACILITY IN BENTLEY, AB

Yearlings on offer:

55 RED, BLACK & FULLBLOOD BULLS 10 PUREBRED HEIFERS 20 COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

Thank you to our 2016 bidders & buyers. We invite you aa back to the new 2017 sale! Come early for lunch! JOHN & MICHELLE: 403.352.8704 STEFON & REBECCA: 403.597.4001 beechbros@hotmail.com 46


On Offer

55 bulls 10 heifers red, red baldies, black, black baldies SIRE GROUPS REPRESENTED IN THIS YEAR’S SALE:

MRL PRETTY RECKLESS, ERIXON DEALER, ERIXON HIGH ROLLER, MRC INVESTOR, KUNTZ SHERIFF, TNGL GRAND FORTUNE, MRL CAPONE, TNT BOOTLEGGER, AND SPRING CREEK OLYMPIAN

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES - SASKATOON, SK.

E rixon Lad 110D

E rixon Lad 47D

MRL PRETTY RECKLESS 68B X SKORS BLACK ENTICER 4W Inaugural group of Pretty Reckless calves to sell.

ERIXON DEALER 63Z X KOP CROSBY 137W Senior Bull Calf Champion at Canadian Western Agribition.

E rixon Lad 42D

Dave & Krista Erixon

DAVE 306.270.2893 :: KRISTA 306.270.1263

CLAVET, SK :: ERIXONSIMMENTALS@SASKTEL.NET VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE AT

WWW.ERIXONSIMMENTALS.COM SALE MANAGED BY: www.BOHRSON.com

We would like to Thank our 2016 Bull & Female Buyers ART JONES BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM BRAUN LAND & CATTLE CO LTD CLEM & MINA SANDEN CRIMSON TIDE FLECKVIEH D & D CATTLE CO DEAN SMIGELSKI DIAMOND A FARMS DIAMOND K CATTLE CO DOUBLE BAR D DOUBLE R SIMMENTALS EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS

ED & SHELLY OMIECINSKI EDN Simmentals FALLEN TIMBER FARMS GARVIN KATCHUK GUERNSTEIN ACRES LTD J & M FARMS JULIE POCOCK KASSIDY SJOSTRAND KEN PASHULKA KENT CLARK KENT LEROSH LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO

NUG ROYAL RED 324A X MR HOC BROKER All Breeds Bull Calf Champion and Reserve Champion Bull at Brandon Ag Ex. LAKESIDE GRAIN COMPANY LTD LOST RIVER FARMING CO LTD MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD MIKE HEARD MITCHELL CATTLE CO PACKET BROS PEARSON SIMMENTALS PRAIRIE HILL FARMS LTD R & F LIVESTOCK RAFTER TH LAND & CATTLE LTD RAYMOND LAND & CATTLE LTD REID RANCH RUSYLVIA & WESTGOLD FARMS

SALTY LAKE FARMS INC SIROSKI FARMS SPRUCE LONE AGRI LTD STONY HILL ACRES LTD & GRAVEL RIDGE FARMS SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS TAYLOR GEHL TREVOR JONES TRIPLE T RANCHING TYLER AMUNDSEN TYLER SMITH WILD T FARM LTD

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6th Annual

Friday - March 3, 2017 Lunch 12:00 Noon • Video Sale - 1:00 pm At the Mayerthorpe Diamond Center Bulls On Display at Ag Barn.

Featuring 100 Bulls

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

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

Sale Contact:

Garth Rogers 780-348-5893

For Complete Info contact any of the Chittick Family

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

GRA-TAN Farm

(780) 786-4500

(780) 786-2181

Gary & Faye Chittick

Rachido Ranch

Randy & Donna Chittick (780) 786-4373 54

Grant & Tanya Chittick

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch Raymond & Mona Chittick (780) 778-0150


23rd Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 4, 2017- 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 and 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.

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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 40 years! For over 40 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 2017. Sound, rugged herd bulls that will cover some ground. No fluff, no puff. The top 170 bulls from our highly regarded cowherd of almost 700 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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Red & Black Simmental & Angus Bulls April/May Coming Two Year Olds

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THE 14th Annual

Farm & Ranch Ltd. BULL SALE • March 6, 2017 • 1PM • AT THE FARM 90 Bulls On Offer:

Authority Red Mountain Western Red Rock Justice Lock N load

2016 Black Feature

Riddler X Steve French

2016 Red Feature

Authority X Western

45 Red, 45 Black and Simm Angus Yearling Bulls

Riddler integrity Raven Milwaukee Sterling Silver Discovery

Sale Management:

Watch Online:

ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD. The Ashworth Family PO Box 53, Oungre, SK S0C 1Z0 Kelly: (306) 861- 2013 Kyle: (306) 861- 9352 Owen: (306) 861- 9044

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Bull Spectrum Sale

March 6 • Innisfail, Alberta • 1p.m. MST

SJWW 9D Sire: Brink Geronimo Jan. 3, 2016 205 day weight 835 lbs.

SJWW 19D Sire: Wolfes Thunder Jan. 7, 2016 205 day weight 901 lbs.

CWS 7D Sire: Great Guns Brutus Jan. 19, 2016 205 day weight 936 lbs.

CWS 8D Sire: Clearwater Braam Feb. 2, 2016 205 day weight 872 lbs.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 BUYERS

Erskine Colony • Brewster Farms Lawrence Sisson • Stone Creek Farms Little Critter Ranch • Lorne and Elaine Krukowski Bruce and Cindy Groeneveld • Kwantes Farms Inc. Ken Bluck

at See you

Bull Spectrum

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Shane and Shannon Wolfe Hanna and Carmen Site 11, Box 47, RR 1 Sundre, AB T0M 1X0 www.clearwatersimmentals.ca clearwatersimmentals@gmail.com

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Ph: (403) 556-8584 Cell: (403) 556-0729 wolfepack@airenet.com www.wolfesfleckvieh.ca


13th Annual

Bull Spectrum Sale

Monday, March 6, 2017 At 1:00 pm Innisfail Auction Mart Innisfail, AB

Consigning 25 Red & Black Bulls

Win a trailer to haul your bull home in!

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SHERIFF 0200SM30717 KUNTZ SHERIFF 8A BMD RED WALKING TALL 13W

KUNTZ MARSHALL 12Y

TIMBER WENDY 3W MUIRHEAD’S KOSMO 27N

REG. # 794268 CE

BW

WW

YW

22.6

-4.8

65.9

89

1

1

55

70

MCE

MTL

Milk

17.8

61.1

28.2

1

30

30

30

$

PEACOCK’S LI’L NETTIE 23Y MUIRHEAD NETTIE 5W

OWNER: BONCHUK FARMS & SEMEX ALLIANCE

HEXTOR

0200SM30336 BAR 5 HEXTOR 1223C CONGOSIM HEXVAS

BAR 5 FF HEXAGON 412Y

RAAP N SKRAAP MARDA DORA LEE ECLIPSE FF9R

REG. # 1155074 CE

BW

WW

YW

6.9

1.4

62.7

81.3

70

85

35

15

MCE

MTL

Milk

6.6

67.6

36.2

70

10

2

40

$

DORA LEE’S DANIELLA FF8W DORA LEE DARBY FF8N

OWNER: SEMEX ALLIANCE

ELDORADO 0200SM30720 WLB EL DORADO 3615C

REG. # 1142819 CE

BW

WW

YW

7.7

3.1

69.5

99.4 40

30

40

35

MCE

MTL

Milk

MRL MISS 836W

6.3

53.6

19

TH BLACK EDITION 8R

75

75

85

WHEATLAND PREDATOR 922W

MRL EL TIGRE 52Z

28

$

JFRS MS 43Y

ERIXON LADY 66W

OWNER: SEMEX ALLIANCE

BOUNTY HUNTER

REG. # 1142666

0200SM30721 WLB BOUNTY HUNTER 365C

CE

BW

WW

LFE RANCHER 396U

15.9

0.9

62.4

95

1

10

70

50

LFE BS KEEPSAKE 158S

MCE

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ND S, REDS A INES D O O L B DL FULL EN BLOO POLLED V O R P M FRO BLACKS

T L I U B T H G RI Bull Sale

MARCH 7

TUESDAY AT 1PM 2017 PROVOST LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE PROVOST, ALBERTA

“Their Sons Sell”

Crossroad Black Bolt

WJS 22C - 2016 High Seller

to Mud Bute Simmentals, Consort, AB

CM1 Encore 4Y

Rendevous Macho Man

WJS 4C - 2016 High Seller to Ostrowski Farms, Major, SK

Mader Full Money

WJS 52C - 2016 High Seller

to Grant and Jay Hager, Provost, AB

85 Simmental Charolais and Angus Bulls On Offer WJS 7C - 2016 High Seller

WJS 7C - 2016 High Seller

to Dwayne Panylyk, Rochester, AB

to R & R Farms, Lougheed, AB

WJ SIMMENTALS / BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS

Byron, Bernice & Wyatt Johnson | Box 132, Amisk, AB T0B 0B0 | 780-856-2175

www.wjsimmentals.com

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APPROXIMATELY 90 BULLS ON OFFER FOR 2017, INCLUDING RED & RED BLAZE FACE BULLS • BLACK & BLACK BLAZE FACE BULLS

TERRY & DEBBIE SKORETZ DALE & NANETTE JONES

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calf earlier is great because there will be opportunity to foster one. If a cow looses one right at calving, rub the placenta on the calf to be grafted. If this fails, any of the other tricks including placing the skin of the dead calf over the live one can be attempted. This method works very well if an older calf dies and its smell is transmitted to the transplanted calf.

There is no doubt that if twins arrive, both born alive, are the same sex and you have a cow to foster one of the calves onto, life is great. However, we all know the opposite side of this as well. Twins coming malpresented (mixed sexed), you finally get them out (with or without veterinary assistance) and both are dead, the cow doesn’t clean, and then becomes a problem to rebreed. If we can minimize the bad of the last scenario and come up with more positives, twins would be a welcomed addition to any herd. Keep in mind they will always require more care, attention and management than in some cases.

Half the time, twins are mixed sex and about 90-95% of these heifer calves will be freemartins (very little development of the female reproductive organs) and will be sterile. Some freemartins you can definitely tell as the external genitalia are different with a real prominent clitoris, others look normal and may even cycle, but will not successfully breed. They possess more male influence, so freemartins will grow very well (like a bull calf). Producers generally will graft the freemartins and often the fact they were a twin, gets lost in the shuffle. A common mistake is selecting them for replacement status as they will be in the upper 25% for growth in the heifers. Mark their tag well with “Twin” written on it or use a different color tag to avoid this mistake. In the feedlot when they are identified, freemartins do better implanted with the steer implants.

ithin my practice I often hear producers complain about twins. Many of these complaints are brought on from our focus on the negative aspects that normally occur with having twins. Research has been done on a twin population over the last ten years in the U.S., and it was found that twins are a definite economic benefit. Both the positives and negatives will be outlined within this article, as well as, where some small changes in management within an operation, may improve the cost benefit of twins within a herd.

The original British breeds rarely twinned, but with the advent of the exotics, better nutrition and other factors, twinning has reached 8% in Simmentals, Charolais and Holsteins. This creates a lot of extra calves, which, if they reach weaning, can definitely improve the bottom line. The key is getting them out alive, grafting one to another cow, and then getting the cow rebred. Fortunately with the red and black Simmentals, twinning has decreased and even the traditional have less twins than in previous years. Dystocias from fetal malpresentation is the biggest reason twins have a lower survival rate at birth. Twin or triplet lambs and kids are seldom mixed up at birth, yet calves commonly are. When one ponders all the permutations and combinations of all the legs and two heads coming backwards and forwards, it is no wonder mix ups occur. With the U.S. twinning population, they selected and kept cows with a propensity to twin, they had over 60% twinning, so they knew to watch them close and jump in when problems developed. In a commercial or purebred operation, there are a few clues to help us. Twins can often drag down a cow’s condition, so not only should they be pulled from the main herd and fed with heifers, where there is less competition, they can also be observed then closer to calving. Cows which twin means they have ovulated two eggs, or an egg has split resulting in identical calves. Genetically, these cows have a high likelihood of doing it again. You often hear farmers say this cow has had three sets of twins in the last four years or she twins every second year. These are very common scenarios, so these cows with any past history of having twins, likewise should be monitored closer to when they calve. Any unusual behavior at calving, one should not hesitate to get that cow in and check her out. If cows are ultrasounded early, at around 50 to 60 days, twins can be picked up and these should definitely be noted and referred back to come calving season. The most common presentation for twins is one backwards and one forwards. With the backwards presentations, the likelihood of a full breech (tail first) is increased and these often require veterinary intervention. These are a great loss if the breech birth is first preventing the second calf from being born and both calves are born dead. With breech births, the cows appear in first stage labor for a long period of time, and often don’t initiate calving quick enough. In calving twins out, remember to follow the legs back to make sure they are from the same calf and the top calf is the one that MUST come out first. If you assist a cow during calving, especially on a backwards calf, routinely check the cow out for a second calf. Twins have a shorter gestation by about a week than a single birth, so it is not uncommon to have a higher percentage of twins early on in the calving season. It never hurts to start observing cows one week to ten days before the first one is due to avoid missing twins. Having an extra

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Any cows that deliver twins are more prone to certain clinical diseases. Retained placenta, and metritis are the obvious ones, and because they are generally more run down, their immune system is compromised and conditions such as mastitis and ketosis are increased. If a cow is raising both calves at least for the first few days, giving them better quality feed, as well a shot of selenium and extra vitamin E, A & D may help with retained placenta. As mentioned, a higher number will be treated for retained placentas and watch for signs of depression, and a fever which may indicate metritis. Twins often extend the stretching limit of the uterus and it does not contract as well, or as fast after calving. This results in fetal membranes not being expelled, and the accumulation of microorganisms in the uterus; this combined with intervention at calving, can lead to metritis. Twins being born earlier in gestation, the fetal membranes are immature so don’t release as quick. This is why on almost all abortions, retained placentas are common sequelae as well. Work done several years ago showed using Gnrh or prostaglandins at two weeks after calving, may get these cows cycling earlier, and allow them to get bred on time. There will be more open cows after twins, or often they will take another cycle to get bred on average, so it is imperative to provide this extra care post calving. I would be remiss to not talk about colostrum supplementation with twins. Postnatal survival is lower with twins, and the greatest cause of this is insufficient consumption of colostrum. Perhaps the cow only mothers the first or second calf or simply has not produced enough to supply both calves. If a slow birthed, oxygen deprived calf seems kind of stupid, they may have a poor suck reflex. All this is where an extra supply of colostrum either saved from your herd, or using the good quality commercial colostrum such as “headstart” from the Saskatoon Colostrum Company is a real benefit to improving the survival of twins. Even if they both have sucked vigorously as a routine it doesn’t hurt to split a bag of high quality colostrum between the two calves. More pounds of calf weaned, per cow exposed is definitely possible if more twins are saved. The other negatives can be counteracted with good management and a little more work. If purchasing twin bulls for breeding, keep in mind birth weight is not relevant and they will not have more of a propensity to twin, but their heifer offspring at breeding will. Let’s pamper twins as we can’t really prevent them, and do our best to save them. Raise more pounds of beef, and get their mothers rebred. Here’s to a great calving season and no lost twins.


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Reds

SunnyValley

Simmentals

27TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

Fullbloods

WEDNESDAY MAR. 8, 2017

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES Offe

ring

45 BULLS & 10 FEMALES

Blacks

Select Females

FEATURING SONS OF: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z, Starwest Pol Blueprint, MRL Red Whiskey 101B, WFL Thor 22B, R Plus Reload, MRL Sterling Black 138Z

Contact

Wayne & Linda Libke 306.544.2651 C: 306.221.4210 wlibke@sasktel.net Tyler & Erin 306.544.7633 Amanda & Kyle: 306.281.2645 Box 115 Hanley, SK S0G 2E0 VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE www.sunnyvalleysimmentals.com

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Aarsby Farms Ltd Altabarr Farms Ashworth Farm & Ranch Audrey & Robert Taylor Bahama Farming Co Blair Williamson Bohrson Marketing Services Bolder Bottom Cattle Co Brylor Ranch Camden Farms Ltd Charles Kohut Clifford Scott Crocus Simmentals Crossroad Farms Curtis & Ashley Beaudoin Dale Ray Stock Farms Darcy Stewart DBA KT Ranches Deeg Simmentals Doug & Angie Fretz Doug & Elaine Hiller Doug Hagel Dunlop Ranch Ferme Gagnon Garth & Sue Hogg Gordon Bros Hagel Farm Holdings Herbert & Tammy Sadek

Herbert Glover Hill View Colony Hoppins Farms Ltd

Hutterian Brethren Church of Valleyview

Indian River Cattle Co Jeff & Laurie Miller Jess & Ryan Eluik Jim Quantz Keith Russel Ken Walker Kuntz Simmental Labatte Simmentals Lazy B Farms Lee Wood Ranch Lester Funk Lewis Farms Luv In It Cattle Co Lynden Simmentals M&R Damen Farms Ltd Mader Ranches MCG Simmentals Mike & Kathy Banick Mountain View Colony Muirhead Cattle Co. Munro Cattle Co Ltd Nickel Farms Outlaw Cattle Co PercyView Farms

Quinn Wilson Randy Armstrong Rick Jorgensen River Meadow Ranch Rocky Top Ventures Rusylvia Cattle Co Ryan Leys Ryglen Holdings Ltd. S Lazy A Ranching S-7 Ranch Ltd Samesa Ranch Inc. Sammons Land Cattle Co Ltd Sandhills Colony Shadylane Colony Shelagh Pastoor Silversmith Cattle Co Speedwell Farms Inc. Sun Star Simmentals Sunny Valley Simmentals T Bar F Townview Farms Tyler Amundson Valleyview Colony Vic Epp West Hill Ranch Wilson Ranches Y2 Cattle Co Ltd Zorratti Ranches

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March 10, 2017 Evergreen Park - Grande Prairie, AB

On Offer

85 Simmental and Charolais Bulls Plus A Select Group of Females

Payment Plan

He Sells

50% sale dale 50% November 1, 2017

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Jason McQuaig 780-933-5530

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HIGH VOLTAGE

Willow Creek Simmentals Mike Klassen 780-832-7343 Colby Klassen 780-832-6714


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TENTH ANNUAL

BULL SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 11 • 1:00 • STAVELY, AB PM

RED-BLACK-FLECKVIEH SIMMENTAL BULLS

HAWK RANCHING LTD. N OVER 7 FARMS LTD WILLIAM DONALD KITCHEN CUTTIN CATTLE LTD ELDON & DEBBIE RANGEN CIRCLE E GRAZING PELIROJO ENTERPRISES INC BARRY CAMPBELL SILVER SMITH FARMS LTD WADE CHESTER PAUL & SHELLEY HERR BRIAN MILLER DOUG & IRENE LEEDS OLDFIELD FARMS MRG LAND & CATTLE LTD. JASON BECK FARM SNAKE VALLEY FARMS LTD JIM WELSH FARMS TROUT CREEK CATTLE CO INC NORTH CROYDON CATTLE COMPANY LTD

OFFERING bulls sired by: Merrit, Apollo, Advance, Prowler, Captain Black, Back In Black, Odin, Hoover Dam, and more.

This Back in Black son sells!

Contact Us for a catalogue today! Travis & Debra and Family :: HERTER SIMMENTALS Box 22 Golden Prairie, SK SON OYO H: 306.662 5006 C: 403.878.6541

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TOWNVIEW FARMS :: Jaret and David Girodat & Family Box 1016 Shaunovan, SK SON 2MO H: 306.297 2252 C: 306.297.7517 2016-12-09 2:56 PM


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4th Annual

March 11, 2017 LLoydminster eXHIBITION GROUNDS - 1:00 pm MST

RWR Solstice 33D JNR’s Salton x Wallace

RWR Hitman 28D Rendezvous 560A x Wallace

RWR 27C 2016 High Seller to Little Willow Creek Ranch for $16,000

RWR Steiger 2D JNR’s Salton x Standout

RWR 30C 2016 High Seller to Hoegl Livestock for $16,000

RWR 51C 2016 High Seller to Colt Arnold (Leewood Ranch) for $24,000

We would like to thank our buyers from last year:

Red Willow Ranch

The Tyler Family Box 542, Cut Knife, SK S0M 0N0 Josh Tyler • C: 306-390-7745 Darren Tyler • C: 306-398-7554 www.redwillowranchltd.com

Hoegl Livestock Colt Arnold/Leewood Ranch Bear Canyon Simmental Ranch Little Willow Creek Wall Simmentals Bar Crossroads Ranch Angus McFadyen Holt Colony Simon Bodurka Levi Bristow Christensen Land and Cattle Co

Clint Howard Carlton Land and Cattle Tom & Burt Forbes Donalda Colony Ruud Ranching Roach Ranching Mark Land & Cattle Spornitz Farm Inc Wade Poitras Roger Hovde Stanley Morton

Windmill Stock Farms Emma Duhaime Mark Schwengler Hillsvale Colony Brett Younghans Quinn Wilson Kulyk Simmentals Noble Country Estates Paul Murray

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SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS 13th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Saturday, March 11, 2017- Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe, Alberta Viewing at 10:00 am * Lunch at Noon * Sale at 1:00 pm 50 Yearlings, 7 Two Year Olds (both Purebred and Fullblood genetics, many polled) All bulls will be semen tested and guaranteed

20 TOP QUALITY PUREBRED AND FULLBLOOD REPLACEMENT HEIFERS

Great bulls at a reasonable price, several low birthweight potential heifer bulls. Ranch raised for longevity; handled and halter broke for disposition. Diverse Fullblood genetics. Complete herd health vaccination and deworming program.

Call or look online for a catalog after January 20, 2017 at www.swantewittsimmentals.ca

MAJORITY OF OUR BULLS SELL TO REPEAT COMMERCIAL CATTLE PRODUCERS!

JSJ 273C - FBFF

Sire: Swantewitt Antonius 43Y

JSJ 11D - FBFF

Sire: Brink Innovator 449B

JSJ 262C - FBFF

Sire: Swantewitt Full Load 293Z

JSJ 283C

Sire: NAC Trustin 85A

BRINK INNOVATOR B449 JSJ 449B

JSJ 243C

Sire: LFE BJ Lewis 401Y

JSJ 53D

Sire: Brink Innovator 449B

6 Bull Calves Sell

JSJ 179D - Polled PB Sire: KWA Mountain 64B

JSJ 170D - Polled PB Sire: NAC Trustin 85A

JSJ 194D - Polled PB Sire: CMS Skyline 311A

JSJ 71D - FBFF

Sire: Swantewitt Arnold 260A

ALL BULLS HAVE BEEN THROUGH A FIVE-DAY HALTER BREAKING PROGRAM.

CALL OR EMAIL FOR A FULL CATALOGUE

Our 350 cow registered herd has been 24 years in the making and consists of quality genetics in both Purebred and Fullblood Simmental cattle, going back to several older dams and walking herd bulls and AI sires.

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“We pride ourselves on the longevity of bulls still out in our local commercial herds.”

Gerd, Donelle, Justine, Jordan & Darian Bremmekamp Gerd 780.712.2096 Donelle 780.712.3496 780.693.2124 swantewitt@gmail.com Marketing Rep Leo LeBlanc - 780-940-1135


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A calving ease and maternal sire in the image of Shear Force with unlimited mating flexibility. High Roller females are moderate framed with beautiful made udders and small teat size. His progeny may hold some extra hair in warmer climates.

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KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK SAJ SIMMENTALS 2016 Sale Highlights...

KUNTZ TIPPIN POINT 27C

MCINTOSH ARSENAL 55C

Purchased by Burt Boldt for $7,250.00

Thank to our 2016 bull buyers... Arnold Ste Marie Blair Capjack * Blanchette Farms Ltd. Branden Kirby Burt Boldt Crestview Farms D & G Schlekewy Farms Inc. Dan Hritzuk Darryl Dow Darryl Paulgard

KUNTZ CLIMAX 12C

Purchased by Gaylen Spencer for $5,750.00

MCINTOSH LUCKY LUCIANO 8C

Purchased by Pine Creek Simmentals for $47,000.00

Purchased by D&G Schlekewy Farms Inc. for $10,000.00

Don Spence Double G Simmentals Doug Trotzuk Dusty Creek Ranch * Gabriel Lavoie * Gaylen Spencer Harold Albrecht Highway 5 Simmentals Holtby Farms Jack Tymofichuk

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Purchased by Highway 5 Simmentals for $8,750.00

SAJ EXCHANGE 10C

KUNTZ SONIC 14C

Purchased by KSL Simmental for $14,000.00

SAJ ROUGH CUT 13C

MCINTOSH SYLVESTER 3C

Purchased by Rendezvous Farms for $20,000.00

Purchased by Double G Simmentals for $32,500.00

Jayshaw Simmental JK Bar Cattle Co. Johner Stock Farm Ltd. Kevin Zoller KSL Simmental Leer's Ranching Leo Magnin Lorne Bertoia * North Central Livestock * Pearson Simmentals

MCINTOSH BUGSY 2C

Purchased by Kevin Zoller for $8,250.00

Pinder Farms Pine Creek Simmentals Pitch Fork Farm Ltd. Rendezvous Farms Rick & Gail Kehler Rick Manning Rob Cardinal Rob Ganser Ryan Parkyn Sather Simmentals

Sale Managed by:

South Seven Farms Stan Garnier Ranching Inc. Suter Silverado Simmentals Travis Lindsay Tyler Amundson Wayne & Sandra Leidl Wonder Ranch Ltd. * XXX Farms


18th Annual Bull Sale MARCH 14, 2017

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS - LLOYDMINSTER, SK

MCINTOSH FORMIDABLE 26D Equalizer X LFE 327S

Reserve Champion Simmental - President’s Classic Reserve Champion Simmental Bull - Lloyd Stockade 2016 CWA Peoples Choice Champion Pen of Three

MCINTOSH PRECEDENT 38D Predestined X Liner 56U

MCINTOSH COWBOY 11D Cowboy Cut X IPU Heisenberg

MCINTOSH BROADSIDE 3D Cobra X Red-Tex

Sons of these great bulls sell, MRL Predestined 63B, CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z, NCB Cobra 47Y and SAJ Equalizer 7U

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Appuye sur le poteau de cloture

Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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Qu’est-ce qu’un poids à la naissance optimal ?

a période des ventes de taureaux pour 2017 s’en vient rapidement et, comme d’habitude, vous allez être bombardé par une série de catalogues de ventes. On retrouve souvent dans ces catalogues toute une série d’informations qui viendront aider les producteurs à sélectionner leur nouveau taureau, qu’il s’agisse de photos, de la généalogie, des données concernant le poids à la naissance, incluant souvent des EPD, et parfois des données concernant la qualité de la carcasse. Parmi toutes ces informations, le poids à la naissance est souvent ce qu’on regarde en premier et, au cours des dernières années, quelques producteurs ont mis beaucoup d’emphase sur ce critère, en croyant qu’une faible valeur de poids à la naissance était une garantie de facilité au vêlage. Pour certains producteurs, cela a pris encore plus d’importance que les performances de croissance, et plus spécifiquement le poids au sevrage.

Certains producteurs, en ayant la conviction qu’un faible poids à la naissance est la manière la plus simple de s‘assurer d’obtenir de la facilité au vêlage, ont laissé de côté de très bons taureaux ayant un poids à la naissance légèrement supérieur. Ces derniers taureaux favoriseront probablement un vêlage normal chez des vaches adultes, tout en faisant en sorte que leurs veaux seront plus lourds lors des ventes de l’automne suivant. Cela veut dire que vous auriez plus d’argent dans vos poches, ce qui était très clair lors du circuit des ventes de veaux d’embouche de l’automne passé, alors que les veaux plus légers étaient souvent vendus plusieurs centaines de dollars de moins que des veaux plus lourds.

où la question fut modifiée pour plutôt connaître ce qu’il jugeait être le poids à la naissance maximum que leurs clients producteurs commerciaux pouvaient juger acceptable.

Par la suite, vingt-neuf pourcent de l’auditoire ont indiqué qu’un poids supérieur à 80 livres était trop gros, tout en précisant que la pression de sélection pouvait être basée selon les préférences des clients. Cinquante pourcent, soit la majorité, a encore une fois opté pour un poids supérieur à 90 livres. Une autre question leur demandait quel était un poids à la naissance trop petit ou s’il était possible que nous ayons des poids à la naissance trop petits ? La réponse à cette question était qu’un poids compris entre 40 et 70 livres était réellement trop petit, alors que 50 % des répondants disait qu’un poids inférieur à 50 livres était définitivement trop léger. En terminant sa conférence, le Dr Shike a mentionné qu’il n’était pas certain si tous les producteurs devaient viser le même niveau de facilité de vêlage, tout en précisant que dans plusieurs troupeaux, on retrouve déjà plusieurs générations de femelles possédant de bonnes aptitudes pour la facilité maternelle de vêlage. En somme, le message que les éleveurs devaient retenir était que, si toutes les composantes liées à l’environnement étaient convenables et qu’il n’avait pas déjà des problèmes de vêlage, les éleveurs ne devaient pas mettre l’emphase vers des taureaux possédant un EPD de facilité de vêlage dans les deux chiffres. Selon lui, ils devraient également considérer d’autres paramètres influençant la facilité de vêlage, et non pas viser uniquement le poids à la naissance, et surtout ne pas ainsi continuer de diminuer le poids à la naissance.

La convention annuelle de l’Association Angus américaine a eu lieu récemment et l’un des conférenciers invités était le Dr Dan Shike, un expert scientifique en production animale de l’Université de Plusieurs d’entre vous qui font partie de notre industrie depuis l’Illinois. Lors de sa conférence, le Dr Shike a mentionné qu’à son longtemps se rappelleront du vieil adage précisant qu’une vache avis, il n’existe pas une recette unique en production bovine. On peut devrait être en mesure de donner naissance à un veau pesant autour appliquer cet énoncé à plusieurs choses, y compris en ce qui touche de 6 à 7 % de son propre poids. En conséquence, une vache pesant la facilité de vêlage et le poids à la naissance. Comme plusieurs l’ont 1450 livres devrait être capable de mettre au monde sans assistance déjà appris, la grosseur de la vache, son état de chair, la forme du veau un veau d’environ 100 livres. Si vous utilisez des taureaux engendrant et le type de présentation sont tous des éléments venant influencer la des veaux pesant autour de 75-80 livres à la naissance sur des vaches réussite de la période des vêlages. Ce qui fonctionne pour certains adultes de cette grosseur, vous ne profitez probablement pas de tout le producteurs peut ne pas fonctionner chez d’autres. potentiel de production pouvant être réalisé par ces vaches. Afin de jauger ce que les éleveurs présents à la convention considéraient comme étant un poids de naissance idéal, le Dr Shike a Tandis que certains producteurs peuvent acheter plusieurs taureaux effectué un sondage à l’aide d’un message texte transmis à environ la chaque année, certains autres en achèteront seulement à chaque trois moitié des éleveurs présents dans la salle, en leur posant une série de à quatre ans. Pour chacun de ces deux scénarios, l’achat d’un nouveau questions. Une question était la suivante : quel poids à la naissance taureau représente l’une des plus importantes décisions prises par considérez-vous comme étant excessif pour des vaches ? La majorité, un producteur donné. Si vous êtes à la recherche de taureaux cette soit cinquante-six pourcent des répondants, ont indiqué un poids année, assurez-vous de considérer toutes les variables et de ne pas supérieur à 90 livres, alors que trente-trois pourcent a dit un poids laisser un taureau de côté pouvant correspondre aux objectifs de votre supérieur à 100 livres, et six pourcent a répondu un poids plus grand programme, uniquement parce qu’il aurait une couple de livres de que 110 livres. Seulement six pourcent des répondants ont indiqué plus que le poids à la naissance jugé idéal. que cela était pour un poids supérieur à 80 livres, jusqu’au moment

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Oakview Simmentals Triple R Simmentals Perkin Land & Caale Co Simmental Bull Sale Monday, March 13 at 1pm Brandon, Mannoba

80 HEAD OF BULLS ON OFFER 15 FULLBLOODS • 30 BLACKS • 35 REDS

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He Sells

Alliance Black Ignition 1D Sire: FBF1/SF IGNITION

Dam: JETSTREAM BRIGHT LITE 10B

MARCH 14, 2017 • 1:00 PM BARRHEAD AG BARN, AB BLI COCAINE 503C Purchased by Wagner Livestock High Selling Bull in our 2016 Bull Sale

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www.cattlemanagement.ca Thank You to our 2016 Fall Sale Buyers! CRM/BLI COPENHAGEN 444C

Purchased by Darren and Beth Anne Breitkreitz High Selling Black Bull in our 2016 Bull Sale

SIBL Simmentals

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Barclay & Michelle Smith & Family (780) 305 - 6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com

Optimal Bovines Inc.

Rob Holowaychuk (403) 341-5098 Email: o.b.i@shaw.ca Roger Peters: 403-828-9815


REFERENCE SIRES ASR SUBSTANCE X009

Featuring 50 Two-Year Old Simmental Bulls 4 Two-Year Old Angus Bulls Open Simmental Influenced Heifers

TNT MOONLIGHT A328

WWW.ADAIRRANCH.COM

KEN, TREENA & HEIDI ADAIR BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR

C: 403-575-5470 H: 403-578-2095 H: 403-578-4468 bruce@adairranch.com ken@adairranch.com Box 1, Brownfield, AB T0C 0R0

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Selling 70 Simmental yearling and two year old bulls

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Sun Rise Simmentals

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

JP Cattle Co.

Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 info@scissorscreekcattle.com Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C:306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2938 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 cuss@sasktel.net Glen & Barry Lowes; Eric Pateman Glenn: 204-854-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 Eric: 306-434-8567 mmwilson87@hotmail.com

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Saturday March 18, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the farm 55 Bulls on offer

Simmental Fullblood & Purebred Black Angus Charolais from Ferme Palerme Senc

Videos on all bulls will be available early March on

www.fermegagnoninc.com All bulls are semen tested Ultrasound data available

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Francis C: 514-975-3722


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Blissful Beef and Barley Soup Nothing like a hot hearty soup on a cold winters day. INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp (15 mL) 1 lb (500 g) 6 cup (1.5 L) ¼ cup (50 mL) 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) ¼ tsp (1 mL) ¼ tsp (1 mL) ¼ tsp (1 mL) 1

vegetable oil Beef Stewing Cubes, trimmed vegetables, cut in small pieces (i.e. onions, carrots, celery, rutabaga and/or potatoes) pot or pearl barley beef broth dried thyme dillweed pepper bay leaf

DIRECTIONS 1 Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat; brown beef cubes. Stir in vegetables, barley, broth, thyme, dillweed, pepper and bay leaf. 2 Add 4 cups (1 L) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer; cover and cook for about 2 hours or until beef and barley are tender. 3 Discard bay leaf before serving.

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Genetic Destination 7th annual Bull sale Bulls for sale Private Treaty On the farm Grenfell, SK

• Slowly Developed on Forage Ration for Longevity • Calving ease, Superior Udder Quality, Natural Performance • Sight Unseen Purchase Program

Bulls Designed with the Commercial Man In Mind!

Homo polled, homo black, ranks in the top of the Maine-Anjou breed in 11 out of 12 EPD categories - Last Natural Sired Bank Roll Sons to Sell!

Black Simmental

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Homo polled, outcross pedigree, ranks in the top 4% for weaning weight, top 15% for yearling weight and carcass weight in the Simmental breed.

Red Simmental

Black Maine

2017 Sale bulls Sired by: MFR Powerhouse 57Z, MFR Superbaldy 63Z, MRL Pretty Reckless 68B, RPCC BLK Zoolander 233Z, NAGE Bank Roll 74Y

McCormack Family Ranch Scott & Carolyn McCormack & Family Grenfell, SK (306) 697-2945 www.mccormackfamilyranch.com

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Amelioration de la Race

Les pas de danse de la génomique Partie I: L’emploi de la génomique dans votre troupeau

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Par Dr Jared Decker, Ph.D., Comprendre les prédictions génomiques Reproduit avec la permission des Publications Brangus

uand j’entends les mots “deux pas”, je me rappelle alors mon adolescence alors que je dansais avec de jolies filles à l’exposition du comté. Toutefois, dans cet article, nous allons parler d’un principe de « deux pas » bien différent. En fait, il ya deux méthodes, soit à une ou deux étapes, pour inclure les informations de génomique (c’est-à-dire l’ADN) dans les évaluations génétiques afin de générer les écarts prévus chez la descendance (EPD). Avec les prédictions génomiques à deux étapes, les informations généalogiques et génomiques sont utilisées séparément au niveau de deux étapes distinctes de prédiction. En ce qui concerne les prédictions génomiques effectuées en une seule étape, les informations génomiques et généalogiques sont combinées au sein d’une seule étape. INFORMATION SUR L’ADN EN ÉLEVAGE BOVIN L’information provenant de l’analyse de l’ADN est employée depuis longtemps dans l’élevage des bovins. Depuis plusieurs décennies, l’analyse de l’ADN est utilisée pour la vérification des informations sur les parents. En fait, on confirme ou non si les parents déclarés par l’éleveur bovin sont réellement les parents du veau. Si jamais les parents ne sont pas confirmés, les données sur l’ADN peuvent souvent être employées afin d’identifier les vrais parents. En 2010, on a commencé à utiliser les données sur l’ADN afin d’accomplir davantage de choses pour les éleveurs de bovins. L’analyse de l’ADN a été employée afin de créer des prédictions génomiques. Les prédictions génomiques ressemblent beaucoup aux autres mesures du mérite génétique (c’est-à-dire les EPD), car elles contribuent à prédire la valeur d’un animal comme parent de la prochaine génération. Toutefois, pour atteindre cet objectif, les prédictions génomiques sont obtenues à partir des données sur l’ADN. On combine ainsi les prédictions génomiques avec les EPD traditionnels afin de générer des EPD améliorés par la génomique (« GE-EPD »). Ces valeurs de « GE-EPD” sont beaucoup plus fiables que les EPD traditionnels, en particulier chez les jeunes animaux ne possédant pas beaucoup de données. DEUX ÉTAPES La première approche employée pour analyser l’information génomique est appelée l’approche à “deux étapes”. Avec cette méthode, l’information phénotypique (données sur les diverses caractères) et génotypique (données sur l’ADN) de milliers d’animaux est utilisée afin de former une prédiction génomique. Les effets de milliers de variantes d’ADN sont estimés lors de ce processus de formation. La prédiction génomique (valeur d’élevage moléculaire) constitue alors la somme des effets des variantes d’ADN qu’un animal a hérité de son père et de sa mère. Cette prédiction génomique est par la suite considérée à titre de corrélation ou encore d’indicateur du caractère donné, cela afin d’accroitre le degré de précision de cet EPD. L’indicateur d’un caractère est en fait une mesure indirecte d’un caractère d’importance économique ; par exemple les données de mesures par ultrasons sont des indicateurs du mérite génétique de la carcasse, ou encore les poids à la naissance sont des indicateurs de la facilité de vêlage. Avec les « GE-EPD » obtenus par l’approche à deux étapes, la prédiction génomique est un indicateur de la vraie valeur d’EPD d’un animal. Au niveau de cette approche, l’EPD généalogique et la prédiction génomique sont calculés séparément, puis ils sont combinés ensemble afin de produire un « GE-EPD ».

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L’approche à deux étapes pour obtenir des “GE-EPD” comporte certaines contraintes. Premièrement, des données phénotypiques et génotypiques sur des milliers d’animaux sont requises pour produire la prédiction génomique. Deuxièmement, on doit avoir un deuxième groupe d’animaux possédant des informations phénotypiques et génotypiques afin de valider la prédiction génomique et de pouvoir estimer la proportion de la variance génétique qui est expliquée. Troisièmement, on doit avoir une méthode appropriée afin de combiner la prédiction génomique avec l’EPD généalogique. UNE SEULE ÉTAPE L’approche employée dans l’industrie laitière, et qui a été par la suite adoptée dans l’industrie bovine, s’appelle l’approche à une étape. Au niveau des « GE-EPD » produit en une étape, l’information généalogique et génomique est combinée en une seule étape afin de produire les « GE-EPD ». Pour plusieurs producteurs de boeuf, le processus d’estimation des EPD est souvent perçu comme étant une boîte noire inconnue. Et, à plusieurs égards, cela est tout à fait acceptable. J’ai constamment dans ma poche une petite boîte noire, soit mon téléphone intelligent. Je l’utilise pour parler aux autres, pour poser ou répondre à des questions. Je l’utilise afin de consulter des informations sur les taureaux, de calculer des dates de saillie et de vêlage prévu. Je l’utilise pour partager ou encore lire des informations sur l’internet. Mais, je n’ai aucune idée comment fonctionne un téléphone intelligent. Je sais par contre que mon téléphone intelligent fonctionne. Si vous ne conservez rien de particulier de cet article, sachez s’il-vous-plaît que les EPD fonctionnent. Afin de mieux comprendre l’approche à une étape, jetons un coup d’oeil dans la boîte noire servant au calcul des EPD. Avec l’information généalogique disponible, nous estimons le niveau de relation entre tous les animaux contenus dans notre évaluation génétique. En utilisant le niveau de relation entre tous les animaux, on peut séparer la variation due à la génétique de la variation provenant des facteurs environnementaux. Cela nous permet d’estimer le mérite génétique d’un animal. Avec le mérite génétique (EPD) d’un animal, nous pouvons ainsi prendre des décisions plus précises par rapport au bagage génétique reçu par l’animal. Il n’y a rien de sorcier lorsqu’on estime les EPD, on utilise simplement deux types d’information, soit les données de performance et les informations généalogiques, afin de séparer les performances provenant du potentiel génétique et de l’environnement. Nous savons que les animaux reçoivent 50 % de leurs chromosomes (brins d’ADN) de leur père, ou du taureau, et 50 % de leurs chromosomes de leur mère, ou de la vache. Par conséquent, un veau possède 50 % de lien avec son père et 50 % avec sa mère. Si nous analysons des centaines ou des milliers de veaux, ils partagent en moyenne 25 % de leur ADN avec leurs grands-parents. Un grand parent donné transmet 50 % de son ADN au parent, et le parent transmet 50 % de son ADN au veau (50 %


x 50 % = 25 %). Ainsi, pour obtenir les estimés généalogiques des EPD, on assume que tous les veaux sont liés à 25 % avec leurs grandsparents. Toutefois, pour un animal donné, l’importance de la relation avec ses grands-parents peut être différente de 25 %. Il y a une courbe en forme de cloche autour de la moyenne de 25 %. Certains animaux ne partageront pas 25 % de leur ADN avec un des grands-parents. Certains animaux partagent plus de 25 % avec l’un des grands-parents. La beauté des prédictions génomiques en une seule étape réside dans le fait que nous utilisons l’information sur l’ADN pour mesurer le degré réel de relation entre les animaux inclus dans notre évaluation. Comme nous n’utilisons plus des moyennes prévues, mais plutôt des quantités réelles, les “GE-EPD” deviennent ainsi plus précis que les EPD basés sur les généalogies. Au lieu d’attendre d’avoir plus de données de performance sur la progéniture pour nous aider à déterminer le mélange des gènes et des chromosomes obtenus au hasard par un animal de ses parents, nous pouvons utilisez les informations sur l’ADN pour déterminer la portion d’ADN qu’un animal a hérité au hasard de ses parents. Avec les « GE-EPD », l’information généalogique et génomique est combinée afin d’estimer le degré de relation des animaux dans notre évaluation.

simmental bull sale Friday March 17, 2017

At the Ranch, Stony Plain, AB, 1 PM

SELLING 60 Red and Black Simmental & SimmAngus Bulls Fertility Tested

L’approche à une seule étape a tout de même des limites. En premier, on doit déterminer comment exprimer sur la même base le degré de relation mesuré par les données généalogiques et le degré de relation mesuré par les données sur l’ADN. Deuxièmement, les méthodes initiales à une seule étape accordaient un poids égal à chaque variation d’ADN, alors qu’on développe de nouvelles méthodes à une seule étape dans lesquelles un poids plus élevé est appliqué aux marqueurs d’ADN les plus importants. Toutefois, on ne doit pas avoir une série de données de validation et de testage pour les approches à une seule étape, car on utilise simultanément toute l’information. Les prédictions génomiques viennent simplement ajouter plus de données aux évaluations génétiques. Quand on ajoute plus de données à une évaluation, on améliore alors la fiabilité de l’EPD. Les “GEEPD” nous fournissent une manière facile d’améliorer rapidement la fiabilité des EPD, et plus particulièrement chez les jeunes animaux. APPRENDRE LES ÉTAPES Dans le prochain article de cette série, nous allons discuter des étapes pouvant être prises par les éleveurs s’ils veulent utiliser les “GE-EPD” dans leurs troupeaux. Les éleveurs bovins devraient être excités d’utiliser cette technologie afin de sélectionner et d’élever de meilleurs bovins. Entrez dans la danse ! A PROPOS DE L’AUTEUR Jared Decker est un professeur adjoint auprès de l’Université du Missouri, au département des sciences animales, et il est un spécialiste externe en génétique bovine. Dr Decker a reçu son baccalauréat en sciences animales, avec une mineure en biologie, auprès de l’Université du Nouveau-Mexique. Il a obtenu son doctorat en génétique à l’Université du Missouri, avec une mineure en statistiques. Il a grandi sur une petite ferme dans le nord-ouest de l’État du Nouveau-Mexique, où sa famille y élève des bovins de race pure. Il possède maintenant une petite ferme dans le centre du Missouri, car il veut enseigner à ses enfants les valeurs acquises par un dur labeur. Le Dr Decker s’affaire à aider les intervenants de l’industrie bovine à mieux comprendre les changements rapides apportés par les nouvelles technologies génétiques. Ses recherches portent sur la compréhension de l’histoire des races de bovins et l’amélioration des coûts et de la précision des analyses génomiques. Il est actif sur les médias sociaux et son site internet se nomme « A Steak in Genomics ».

Ultrasound Data Developed on High Roughage Diet

REA 0.64 MARB -0.07

CWP 66D sired by R Plus Reload 2006Z

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91.8

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Call or email for the 2017 bull sale brochure!

REA 0.83 MARB 0.12 CE BW CWP 103S sired by PRL American 13 166A 8.3 4.1

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MCE

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Affordable Low Birth Weights

REA 0.72 MARB 0.03

CWP 156D CE BW sired by R Plus Reload 2006Z 9.5 2.0

Keith 780-915-3969

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Big Weaning Weights

Milk

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Kevin 780-915-9823

1207 Township RD 511, Stony Plain, AB T7Y 2N5 email: kmporter@canadasurfs.net View our catalogue online at www.porterranches.com

Homesteaded in 1903...CSA #841... A Fifth Generation Family Farm

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purebred simmental bulls selling in the Southwest Showcase Bull Sale March 27th 2017, Heartland Livestock, Swift Current, SK

Capone 26 D

Royal Red 4 D

HOMO POLLED / NON DILUTOR

HOMO POLLED / NON DILUTOR

sOns Of these matriarChs sell... Storm 11X

3D Full Throttle 483X son sells

Astute 4C

Reggie 110 R

NUG Royal Red 324A & MRL Capone 130B sons sell

Sarah 19Y

TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 son sells

Boundary Astute 4C was the high selling bull at

the 2016 Southwest Showcase Bull Sale for $51,000 to Spring Lake Simmentals & Bouchard Livestock. semen paCkages are available.

A big thank YOu to all those that suppOrted our program in 2016. Darby & Sarah Delorme & Family

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BOX 36, ROBSART, SK. SON 2G0 HOME: 306.299.2006 CELL: 306.662.7993 or 306.299.7779 boundaryranch@sasktel.net


March 27 2017 Swift Current, SK

High selling EDN bull from 2016 X-T Black Diesel 2D CCF Vision X Wheatland Predator/ Fortune 500 Homo Polled Homo Black

EDN Carlo 8C HWY 5 Tony 80W X EDN Truffle 208W Homo Polled

Boundary Capone 26D MRL Capone 130B x Boundary Sarah 62A Homo Polled Non-Dilutor

TTP Crocus Cornerstone 17D Wheatland Current Affair X KWA Red Rock Homo Polled Pending

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Past High Sellers

Saturday April 1, 2017 - 1:00 pm Hanover, ON Maple Hill Auctions

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Believe

Olympian

Captain Morgan

Rehorst Bulls sired by... Springcreek Olympian, RHF Black Bolt, Upgrade, Captain Morgan grandson, HOC Broker, Crossroad Radium, Youngdale Believe, S A V Property and S A V International

16 Purebred Simmentals and 6 Purebred Angus bulls sell from Rehorst Farms Ltd. All bulls from Rehorst are BIO performance tested and semen tested! Angus bulls also sell from Gilchrist Farms and Paradise Farms! Watch for full catalogue listing on www.buyagro.com

Our first two sales were a tremendous success. Thank you to the buyers, bidders and interest in our programs!

REHORST Farms Ltd. Adrian Rehorst Teeswater, ON 519-357-7077

Sale Representatives Ben Wright 519-374-3335 Carl Wright 519-369-7489 Billy Elmhirst 705-761-0896

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Transcon’s 22nd Annual

ADVANTAGE Buu Sale

SIMMENTAL • CHAROLAIS • RED ANGUS

OVER 100 YEARLING & TWO YEAR OLD BULLS AND

25 YEARLING HEIFERS ON OFFER

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Cam & Andrea Nickel / Ed & Diana Nickel RR #1 Bittern Lake, AB T0C 0L0 Phone: 780-878-2331 Cell: 780-690-6085 nickelfarms@telus.net Simmental Breeders since 1975

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Semen Now Available

• Champion Simmental Bull Birthdate: Calf at Olds Fall Classic 2016 January 17, 2016 • Grand Champion BW: 104 lbs Simmental Bull at Manitoba ADJ WW: 877 lbs Ag Ex 2016

WHEATLAND HIGH VOLTAGE 122Y WHEATLAND CIRCUIT BREAKER WHEATLAND LADY 81X TWIN BRAE TENNASEE MAR MAC MISSY 63Y MAR MAC MISSY 66T

• Reserve Junior Champion WHEATLAND PREDATOR 922W Simmental Bull at WHEATLAND LADY 736T FarmFair 2016 STF DOMINANCE T171 • Dam was Grand Champion WHEATLAND LADY 902J Simmental Female at Olds RED BARON HR P101 Fall Classic 2016 CZAR MS LADY KAT 83H • Supreme Qualifier at BLUERIDGE ROCO 30P Manitoba Ag Ex, FarmFair & MAR MAC MISS 77H Canadian Western Agribition

Greg Goudy | Box 357 | Stoughton, Saskatchewan S0G 4T0 Phone: (306) 457-2959 | Cell: (306) 457-7730 Email: simmentalman@hotmail.com www.swanlakefarms.com Join us on February 28, 2017 for Double Bar D Farms “Best of Both Worlds” Bull & Female Sale, Grenfell, SK We will also have bulls for sale by private treaty as well as a select group of open heifers, call for details. 103


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President: Ryan Lundberg (306) 295-7999 Secretary:

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

Carolyn McCormack (306) 697-2945 Box 591 Grenfell, SK S0G 2B0 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Congratulations to RBD Ranch!

RBD Ranch is a second generation family farm run by Barry & Juanita McKim and Dean & Karen McKim. Their father’s parents, Robert Kenneth and Gladys McKim started out their grain and cattle farm in 1957 with Barry and Dean joining the operation in 1978 and growing RBD Ranch into the cattle and grain operation that it is today. Barry and Juanita have three children and two grandsons. Their daughters Nadya and Nicole continue to be active in the cattle industry as well as 4H club leaders. Dean married Karen McKim and they have two children Karlie and Dustin McKim both are active in 4H, along with hockey and skating. RBD Ranch calves out 480 head of cattle, keeping 170 replacement heifers each year. They will keep 50 or 60 for themselves and sell the rest as breed heifers. They background the other calves till late January early February. In the winter they use swath grazing so the cattle can stay out till close to calving. In the summer they rotational graze their cattle on mostly prairie grass. RBD credits the maternal attributes to the bulls they choose. Simmentals stand out among the breeds for their feet and leg structure and their milking abilities. They breed in soundness to animals that many other breeds lack. The longevity of the bulls and their offspring are another attribute that keeps Simmental top of RBD’s list when it comes breeding time.

2016 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year

Dean and Barry McKim and Families receiving their farm sign from SSA Pres. Ryan Lundberg at Agribition

They run a 60 day breeding program with calving beginning February with their bred heifers, with most being finished by the time the cows start in March. Over the years RBD Ranch has shown at Agribition winning Grand and Reserve championships with the bred heifer pens. They also have shown prospect steers in the early years. They will be selling their bred heifers this year on December 29, at Johnstone’s in Moose Jaw, SK. Anyone interested in having a look at their offering are welcome to come visit the farm just south of Milestone off of highway 6. RBD also has an extensive farming program that compliments the cattle side. This keeps them busy year around.

Simmental GeneticS excel in the Fall commercial ShowS & SaleS! Champion Simmental Bulls - Bull Pen Alley - JP Cattle Co.

Congratulations to all exhibitors of Simmental influenced cattle at Edam Fall Fair, Yorkton Harvest Showdown and Canadian Western Agribition on strong shows & sales last fall!

Reserve Champion Simmental Bulls - Bull Pen Alley - McIntosh Livestock

Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacements Heifers - Blairswest Land & Cattle

Champion Pen of 10 Open Replacements - Sentes Farms

Res. Champion Pen of 10 Open Replacements - Sentes Farms

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacements Heifers - Jackson Family Farm

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Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers - Westman Farms


President Andrea Bartholet Box 55, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com Secretary/Treasurer Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274 Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204.637.2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca MSA Director Everett More Box 1754, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-748-1225 Email: vahequine@yahoo.com MSA Director Dana Johns Box 188, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 Phone: 204.838.2003 Email: johnsdm@goinet.ca MSA Director Tracey Wilcox Box 351, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 204-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net MSA Director Gordon Delichte Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com MSA Director Tom Marchant Box 263, Arden, MB R0J 0B0 Phone: 204-841-2046 Email: tristarcattleco@gmail.com CSA Director Blair McRae RR1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca Keystone Association Rep Jennilee Bernier RR #2, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone; 204-763-4580 Email: jenbernier4@hotmail.com YCSA President Carson Rodgers Phone: 204-871-0261 Email: rodger sfarms1@outlook.com

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UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 16 Feb 19 Feb 20 Mar 8 Mar12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 17 Mar 21 Mar 22 Apr 6 Apr 8

M&J/Glasman Farms Simmental and Angus Bull and Female Sale Russell, MB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Rendezvous Farms 13th Annual “Holiday Monday” Simmental Bull and Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Mar Mac Farms Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale Brandon, MB Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Prairie Partners Bull and Female Sale Killarney, MB Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Family Tradition Charolais and Simmental Bull Sale Dropmore, MB WLB Livestock 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Douglas, MB Maple Lake Stock Farms “Kick Off to Spring” Bull Sale Grande-Clairiere, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB

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Red and Black Simmental Kelly & Jenna Waltz Vermilion, AB 780-853-3834

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BARRY & BRENDA LABATTE Box 72 Gladmar, Sask. S0C 1A0 www.labattesimmentals.com Ph: (306)969-4820 labatte.simm@sasktel.net Cell: (306) 815-7900

Dave and Krista Erixon 306-270-2893

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Jim (306) 928-4636 Dave (306) 483-8660

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What’s Happening Feb. 27 Jan. 1 February Herdsire Issue Advertising Deadline Feb. 27 Jan. 14 Sim Magic on Ice - Volume 8 Denver, CO Feb. 27 Jan. 16 The One Simmental Sale XXIV Denver, CO Feb. 28 Jan. 24 - 25 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference Regina, SK Feb. 28 Jan. 27 - 28 Canadian Bull Congress Camrose, AB Feb. 28 Jan. 28 Lazy S Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Jan. 30 The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale

Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Muirhead Cattle Co. 15th Annual Simmental Bulle Sale Shellbrook, SK Ranchman’s Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Doll Ranch Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Mandan, ND Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” 17th Annual Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB

Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Feb. 4 Springer Simmental Sale of Value Based Genetics Sale Decorah, IA Mar. 2 Feb. 5 Hartman Cattle Co Bull Sale Techumseh, NE Mar. 3 Feb. 7 Werning Cattle Co. 36th Annual Production Sale Emery, SD Mar. 3 Feb. 9 Janzen Ranches 24th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Sale Rosemary, AB Mar. 3 Feb. 9 Rust Mountain View Ranch 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 10 Genetic Edge 18th Annual Bull Sal Mar. 4 Rimbey, AB Feb. 10 TNT Simmentals 32nd Annual “Genetic Explosion” Sale Mar. 4 Almont, ND Feb. 11 Kenner Simmental 21st Annual Production Sale Mar. 4 Leeds, ND Feb. 11 Soderglen Select 2017 Bull Sale Mar. 4 Airdrie, AB Feb. 12 Diamond M Ranch 5th Annual Bull Sale Mar. 5 Estevan, SK Feb. 14 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Mar. 6 Ponoka, AB Feb. 15 Outlaw Cattle Co. Bull & Female Sale Mar. 6 Hussar, AB Feb. 16 M&J/ Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Mar. 6 Russell, MB Feb. 17 Mader Ranches 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mar. 7 Carstairs, AB Feb. 17 Young Guns Simmental Bull & Female Sale Mar. 8 Irma, AB Feb. 18 Circle G Simmentals & Angus and P&H Ranching Bull & Ranch Horse Sale Mar. 8 Innisfail, AB Feb. 18 Annual St Martin Bull Test Sale Mar. 8 Saint-Martin, QC Feb. 18 Timberlind 9th Annual Bull & Female Mar. 9 Buckcreek, AB Feb. 19 Bonchuk Farms Bull Sale Mar. 9 Virden, MB Feb. 20 Rendezvous Farms 13th Annual “Holiday Monday” Simmental Bull & Mar. 10 Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Mar. 10 Feb. 20 Select Opportunity 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 11 Feb. 22 Crossroad Farms 11th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Mar. 11 Feb. 23 Bull Rush 15th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Mar. 11 Feb. 23 Robb/Hoegl 12th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 11 Feb. 23 - 25 YCSA Youth Leadership Conference Calgary, AB Mar. 11 Feb. 24 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Westlock, AB Mar. 11 Feb. 25 Lewis Farms 32nd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Mar. 11 Feb. 25 Annual Select Bull Sale & Guests Saint-Sylvestre, Quebec Mar. 11 Feb. 26 Triangle Stock Farm’s 6th Annual Bull Sale Glenevis, AB

Herd Master 22nd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK 12th Annual Bull Fest Sale Camrose, AB Chittick Family 6th Annual Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB LaBatte Simmentals with Guests, Meadow Acres Farm, 37th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK Lockhart Valley/ Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 10th Annual Bull Sale Stavely, AB McMillen Ranching 23rd Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK 12th Annual Mappin Simmentals & Silver Simth Farms Bull Sale Veteran, AB R-Plus Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch 14th Annual Simmental Sale Oungre, SK 24th Severtson Land & Cattle/Trendsetter Livestock Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Mar Mac Farms & Guests Bull & Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 15th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK In Pursuit of Perfection 12th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/ Deeg 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB Blushrose Simmental Farm’s 13th Annual Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB Next Generation 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Place Your Bet 11th Annual Bull Sale Veteran, AB Ranchland’s Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals 13th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Source for Success Bull Sale Indian River, ON Wheeler’s Stock Farm Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC

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Rebels of the West Simmental Bull & Female Sale Mar. 21 Virden, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale Mar. 22 Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 22 South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 23 Harvie Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 25 Kuntz, McIntosh, SAJ Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 25 On Target Bull & Female Sale Barrhead, AB Mar. 26 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 27 Adair Ranch 24th Annual Bull & Female Sale Provost, AB Mar. 27 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Get-A-Grip Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Apr. 1 Family Tradition Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Dropmore, MB Apr. 1 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Apr. 1 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 18th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ Apr. 5 HWY 16 West Multibreed Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Apr. 6 13th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Apr. 8 Proudly Western 11th Annual Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Apr. 13 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB City View Simmentals & Ivanhoe Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK

WLB Livestock’s 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Douglas, MB Herter Simmentals “Paint’em Black” 2nd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Maple Lake Stock Farms “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Grande-Clairiere, MB Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Early Sunset Ranch “Only the Good Ones Sell” Production Sale Edam, SK Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale Olds, AB Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK

April Maritime Beef Test Station Bull Sale Nappan, NS 3rd Annual Midwestern Ontario Bull Sale Hanover, ON Transcon’s 22nd Annual Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK 7M Livestock’s 2nd Annual Red & Black Bull & Female Sale Brooks, AB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Daines Cattle 22nd Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB

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ABC Cattle Co..................................... 118

Circle 3 Genetics.................................121

Glasman Farms.....................................33

Maple Key Farm..................................122

Adair Ranch................................... 85, 114

Circle G Simmentals & Angus....... 38, 114

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...........124

Mappin Simmentals....................... 41, 116

Alameda Agencies Ltd.........................124

City View Simmentals.......................... 118

GRA-TAN Farm.....................................54

Mar Mac Farms.............................62, 121

Alliance Simmental Farms...................121

Clearwater Simmentals................. 58, 114

Gravandale Simmentals......................122

Masterfeeds...................................13, 124

Alta Genetics.......................................125

Continental Livestock Services, LLC.....26

Grinalta Farms..................................... 115

Maverick Metal.................................... 113

Anchor D Ranch...................... 16, 17, 114

Cooperative Resources International....76

H.S. Knill Company Limited.................125

Maxwell Simmentals............................ 116

Applecross........................................... 114

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.......................121

Hairy Hill Cattle Co........................ 34, 115

McCormack Family Ranch............ 92, 119

Arrow Creek Simmentals.......................78

Crossroad Farms..................... 42, 43, 118

Hall’s Cattle Co......................................79

MCG Simmentals................................ 116

ArrowQuip..............................................65

Curtis Simmentals.................................79

Hannah Simmentals...................... 40, 115

McIntosh Livestock.................. 80, 81, 119

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd......... 57, 118

Czech-Mate Livestock................... 59, 114

Hartman Cattle Company......................26

McManus Simmentals.........................121

Aumack Simmentals............................ 118

Daines Cattle.......................................101

Harvie Ranching.................................. 115

McMillen Ranching Ltd.................. 55, 119

B.I.A. Cattle Co......................................34

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd..125

Herter Simmentals.................................70

Meadow Acres Farms.................... 22, 119

Bar 5 Farms Ltd...................................121

Deeg Simmental............................ 67, 115

High Bluff Stock Farm..........................120

MI Simmentals............................... 70, 116

Bar CL Livestock................................. 114

Destiny Simmentals.............................121

High Country Cattle Services.............. 115

Mitchell Cattle Co................................ 114

Beagle Simmentals.............................. 114

Diamond M Ranch.................................29

Hi-Tech Farms.....................................122

More Bros. Simmentals.........................78

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals............... 114

Diamond T simmentals........................ 115

Hoegl Livestock................................... 119

Muirhead Cattle Co.............................. 119

Big Johnson Charolais...........................61

Don Heggie Simmentals...................... 115

Indian River Cattle Co.........................122

New Holland............................................5

Big Rock Simmentals.......................... 114

Donovandale Farms............................121

Janzen Brogran Embryo Services Ltd..125

Nickel Farms........................................102

Black Gold Simmental Ltd.....................72

Dora Lee Genetics...............................121

Janzen Ranches............................ 27, 115

Nolara Farms....................................... 116

Black River Farms...............................121

Dorran Marketing Inc...........................124

Jaydawn Farms.....................................68

North Creek Simmentals..................... 119

BlackSand Cattle Company.................120

Dorran, Steve......................................124

Jelia Simmentals/Rolly Acres Farm.......75

North Hill Simmentals.......................... 116

Blushrose Simmental Farm........... 69, 118

Double Bar D Farms.................... 2, 3, 118

Jetstream Livestock.............................122

O Double E Simmentals...................... 116

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

Double G Simmentals.................. 100, 118

JNR Farms.......................................... 115

Oakview Simmentals.............................83

.... 8, 9, 10, 11, 47, 52, 66, 67, 70, 88, 125

Downey Farms..............................78, 120

JP Cattle Co..........................................87

Oberg, Don..........................................124

Boisvert Simmental................................71

Downhill Simmentals.............................78

June Rose Charolais...........................100

O’Brien Farms.....................................122

Bonchuk Farms.............................39, 120

Dunc’s Cattle Co..................................122

Keato Meadow Simmentals................. 115

O’Grady Steel......................................124

Boomer Creek Livestock.....................121

Dwayann Simmentals..........................122

Keet Simmentals.................................100

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group....... 116

Bouchard Livestock International..............

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..................... 115

Kindred Spirit Cattle Co.........................79

Optimal Bovines Inc.........................56, 84

......................6, 7, 39, 57, 68, 78, 97, 125

Early Sunset Ranch...............................98

Kin-Kin Cattle Co........................... 54, 115

Oslanski Simmental Farms.................. 116

Boundary Ranch............................ 96, 118

East Poplar Simmentals...................... 119

Kuntz Simmental Farm.................. 80, 119

Outback Cattle Co.................................70

Bova-Tech Ltd......................................125

Edge, Dean..........................................124

LaBatte Simmentals...................... 22, 119

Outlaw Cattle Company.........................32

Bow Valley Genetics............................125

EDN Simmentals................................. 119

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............... 100, 119

Parkhill Ranches.................................. 116

BS Ranch............................................ 114

Elm Tree Farms...................................122

Lazy S Ranch Inc................................ 115

Pearson Simmentals........................... 116

Cameo Farms........................................30

Erixon Simmentals......................... 47, 119

Lewis Farms Ltd.................... 14, 115, 132

Perkin Land & Cattle Co........................83

Canadian Bull Congress......................124

Fallen Timber Farms........................... 114

Little Willow Creek Ranch.................... 119

Peters Simmentals..............................127

Canadian Cattlemen............................125

Ferme BMS...........................................71

Lobster Point Farms............................123

Pheasantdale Cattle Co................. 52, 119

Canadian Charolais Association.......... 112

Ferme Gagnon Inc.........................88, 123

Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd.............124

Phillips Farms Simmentals..................123

Carey, Brent.........................................124

Ferme Palerme Senc.............................88

Lone Stone Farms......................... 44, 115

Pine Creek Simmentals....................... 116

Casaloma Cattle Company.................. 118

Ferme Sibelle Fleck...............................71

M & J Farms..................................33, 121

Porter Ranches........................ 37, 95, 117

Cattle Cures.........................................124

Foley Simmentals................................122

M & R Cattle Co............................. 40, 116

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd..........................87

Champ Simmentals...............................34

Genex Cooperative, Inc.......................125

MacKenzie Cattle Company................ 116

R Plus Simmentals................................56

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch.............54

GJR Simmentals.................................. 119

Mader Ranches....................... 18, 19, 116

Rachido Ranch......................................54


Rainalta Simmentals & Charolais........ 117

Silver Smith Farms Ltd.................. 41, 117

Sully’s Farm.........................................122

Twin Brae Simmentals.........................121

Rancier Farms......................... 20, 21, 117

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals........ 117

Sun Rise Simmentals....................87, 120

Twin Butte Simmentals........................ 117

RDG Simmentals................................. 117

Skeels, Dan.........................................124

Sun Star Simmentals/Arntzen Angus.75, 117

Tymarc Livestock................................. 117

Red Willow Ranch.................................73

Skor Simmentals........................... 63, 117

Sunney Valley Simmentals............66, 120

Virginia Ranch..................................... 118

Rehorst Farms Ltd.........................99, 122

South Holden Simmentals.....................75

Suter Silverado Simmentals................100

W2 Farms.................................... 118, 120

Rendezvous Farms.............................121

South Seven Farms...............................53

Swan Lake Farms........................103, 120

Weldehaven Farms.............................123

Riskan Hope Farm.................................79

Southpaw Cattle Company.................. 117

Swantewitt Simmentals................. 74, 117

Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company......... 117

River Point Cattle Co...........................122

Spring Creek Simmentals/Red Rose Angus T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd............................... Westway Farms Ltd....................... 67, 118

Riverbank Farm...................................121

......................................................23, 120

..........................3, 31, 79, 80, 87, 91, 125

Wheatland Cattle Co.............................91

Robb Farms.........................................120

Spring Lake Simmentals...................... 117

The Register........................................123

Wheeler Stock Farm..............................77

Robson Acres......................................122

Springer Simmental...............................25

Timberlind Auctions.......................35, 124

Wild Oak Farms...................................123

Roenda Stock Farms.............................78

Starwest Farms............................. 89, 114

TNT Simmentals....................................28

Willow Creek Simmentals......................68

Rosebud Simmentals.......................... 117

Steen Agencies....................................124

Todd Simmentals.................................123

Windy Know Farm...............................123

Rust Mountain View Ranch...........15, 123

Stewart Simmentals.............................122

Townview Farms....................................70

WJ Simmentals.............................. 61, 118

SAJ Simmentals............................80, 120

Stock, Mark..........................................124

Transcon Livestock Corp................27, 34,

WLB Livestock.....................................129

Sandy Hill Simmentals...........................70

Stockmens Insurance..........................124

..44, 59, 60, 63, 70, 83, 89, 100, 125, 131

Wolfe Farms........................................ 118

Saugeen Acres.................................... 117

Stone Simmentals............................... 117

Trevor’s Cowpix...................................125

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh........................... 58, 118

Scissors Creek Cattle Co................86, 87

Storebo Farm...............................100, 120

Triple R Simmental................................83

Wright’s ProRich Seeds.......................121

Semex...................................................60

Stoughton Bros. Simmentals.................41

Triple Rose Simmentals......................123

XRC Simmentals.................................120

Seven-M Livestock.............................. 117

Stoughton Farms.................................120

Tryon Simmentals................................123

SIBL Simmentals...................................84

Sullivan simmentals.............................123

TSN Livestock...............................78, 121

WLB LIVESTOCK

Calving ease - Disposition - Performance - Maternal

2017 BEEF BULL SALE

March 21

At the farm Douglas,

Manitoba

Videos and catalogue will be available online at

www.wlblivestock.com Contact us at

wlblivestock@gmail.com Pictured:

WLB El Dorado 3615C Purchased last year by Semex

*A few elite open females will also sell!*

WLB Livestock Bill & Nancy Biglieni Douglas, Manitoba

204 763 4697 204 729 7925

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Happy New Year! ..and best wishes for a successful calving season! From all of us at Transcon Livestock We look forward to seeing you at these great sales. FEBRUARY 9

ROSEMARY, AB

JANZEN RANCHES 24TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE

17

IRMA, AB

YOUNG GUNS SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

20

STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB RENDEZVOUS FARMS 13TH ANNUAL "HOLIDAY MONDAY"

24

WESTLOCK, AB

27

BENTLEY, AB

BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

28

BEAVERLODGE, AB

TRANSCON'S PEACE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

LONE STONE FARMS SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL & FEMALE SALE

MARCH 3

MOOSE JAW, SK

LABATTE SIMMENTALS WITH GUEST, MEADOW ACRES FARM 37TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

6

INNISFAIL, AB

TRANSCON'S BULL SPECTRUM SIMMENTAL SALE

8

CAMROSE, AB

SKOR SIMMENTALS 15TH ANNUAL RED & BLACK BULL SALE

11

STAVELY, AB

RANCHLAND'S SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

13

BRANDON, MB

OAKVIEW/PERKIN/TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

15

NEEPAWA, MB

TRANSCON'S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

17

DROPMORE, MB

FAMILY TRADITION CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

20

RED DEER, AB

TRANSCON'S RED DEER SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

25

INNISFAIL, AB

TRANSCON'S MOUNTAINVIEW BULL SALE SIMMENTAL, CHAROLAIS, RED ANGUS, POLLED HEREFORD

APRIL 1

SASKATOON, SK

TRANSCON'S ADVANTAGE BULL SALE • SIMMENTAL, RED ANGUS, CHAROLAIS

6

WINNIPEG, AB

TRANSCON'S WINNIPEG SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

8

NEEPAWA, MB

TRANSCON'S CATTLE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE

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32nd Annual Bull Sale February 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

LFE 3013C Chunk x Dream On

LFE 3067C Rich Ray x Dreaming Red

LFE 3086C Chunk x Big Dreams

LFE 3011C Advance x Tangle Ridge

125 Simm. Yearlings 90 Simm. Extra Age LFE 3092C Hilton x Winslow

LFE 3003C Resource x Net Worth

45 Angus Yearlings 45 Angus Extra Age LFE 3019C Smoken x Pride Rock

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Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 emails: kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca lewis@xplornet.com Guest Consignors: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 & Golden Sunset Ranch, Kyle Martin 780-581-4418

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