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Volume 17 Issue 1 January 2018 What’s Inside Simmental Cross Helps Combine Performance & Efficiency — Lazy HE Ranch

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From the Gate Post — Simmental So Much To Offer / La race Simmental a tant à offrir

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Breed Improvement — The Nuts And Bolts Of BOLT / Les rouages du système BOLT

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Vet’s Advice — Full Breech Births

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2017 Simmental Federation of the Americas Conference & Innovations Workshop

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Simmental On the Move

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What’s Happening

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Publication Mail Agreement # 40012794

Simmental Cross Helps Combine Performance & Efficiency

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Story By Lee Hart

wen Almberg along with his family partners of Lazy HE Ranch are expecting to have at least 1,650 good reasons to continue with a crossbreeding program that has well served their multi-generation family ranch over the past 30 years. All things being equal, the Lazy HE Ranch located in Czar, Alberta should be weaning around 1,650 calves at the end of October. Their crossbreeding program with three breeds — Simmental, Hereford, and Angus — produces excellent calves on their extensive family ranching operation in the scenic rolling, prairie hills. “They are not necessarily what some might call high performance cattle, but they do very well on these dryland pastures,” says Almberg, who along with his wife Lyanne, is part of the fourth generation. “The calves from these mid-size cows are healthy, vigorous and grow well. When buyers look at these calves they are always impressed with the nice uniform groups, and they know will perform well in the feedlot.” The ranch has deep roots in the Czar area. Owen’s great grandfather homesteaded in the area in 1911. The Lazy HE Ranch name was created by the Almberg family in 1960. At one time they raised straight British breed crossbreds — Hereford, Angus and Shorthorn — then as the exotic or Continental breeds appeared in Canada they included a combination of Simmental and Charolais in their breeding program. Roughly 20 years ago they decided to focus on Hereford and Angus crossed with the Simmental influence.“What we were really looking for were maternal characteristics,” says Almberg. “Yes, we wanted growth and performance, but we also wanted females with good mothering abilities, structural soundness, excellent udder quality and manageable temperment. Along with those features we felt the Simmental influence also added that extra “style” that we desired.” Four Breeding Herds With a large number of females, the Almberg’s have developed four different breeding herds. They have an Angus-sired cowherd that is bred to black Simmental, a Hereford-sired cow herd that is bred to black Simmental,a solid red and black Simmental cow herd bred to polled Hereford bulls, and a white/brockle faced Simmental cowherd bred to black Angus bulls. “What we are working towards in this breeding program is to develop females that are 50/50,” says Almberg. Females that are 50% British breed and 50% Simmental. This is something that takes years to develop. Over time, cows have been culled heavily to select for performance,structural soundness, udder quality and temperament. An 80 head bull battery consisting of roughly 30 Simmental bulls is selected from trusted purebred programs for performance, style, athletic ability and other traits, including a good heavy hair coat that protects cattle from the some times harsh winter prairie winds. The 2018 calving season is a few months away at Lazy HE Ranch. They start calving on pastures within fivequarter sections in mid-April, with the last calves being delivered on pasture by mid-June. After fall weaning all ranch calves are backgrounded until mid to late winter the following year before being marketed.“We are fortunate to have accumulated a land base to accommodate the various herds,” says Almberg. “Nothing is calved in the yard, always out on large calving pastures with dry rolling hills, covered with grass and brush. While we are checking and tagging regularly, we have developed and managed a herd that largely calves on its own with minimal assistance. This is very important as there can be as many as 75 calves per day when things get rolling.” With calf birthweights ranging from 80 to 100 pounds depending on the breeding program, Almberg says it is an easy-calving herd with as few as perhaps two dozen calving assists over the season. Once calving season is underway, the ranch begins sorting the herd. They do two or three sorts during the season

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Thank you Thank you to Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. for buying Lot 22A

Thank you to Marks Land & Cattle for buying Lot 11

Thank you to Werning Cattle Co. for buying Lot 31

Thank you to Vogler Cattle for buying Lot 33

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for your support of our “sharing the herd” female sale

Marks Land & Cattle, Irma, AB Bear Canyon Colony, Cherry Point, AB Maranda Ranch, Melville, SK Willow Lane Land & Cattle Ltd., Tisdale, SK Jean-Franois Leblond, Armagh, QC Peter Sweeten, Kipling, SK Anchor D Ranch Simmentals, Rimbey, AB Car-Laur Simmentals, Irma, AB Bergman Family Farm, Langenberg, SK Rex Schrader Forden Fairfiew Farms Ltd, Punnichy, SK Eddy Kish, Cupar, SK Kuntz Simmental Farms, North Battleford, SK Beechinor Bros. Simmentals, Bentley, AB Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd., Oungre, SK Rainbow River Simmentals, Minnedose, MB Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, QC Dallas Schram, Bruderheim, AB G & B Feeders, Paradise Hill, SK Percyview Farms Ltd., Kisbey, SK Werning Cattle Co., Emery, SD Horner Cattle Co., Minnedosa, MB Vogler Cattle, Ashland, NE Erisa Farm, Sait-Ferdinand, QC Edoway Farm, Kuyser, WV S4 Ranch, Water Valley, AB Circle 7 Simmentals, Shaunavon, SK Westway Farms, Didsbury, AB Indian River Cattle Co, Indian River, ON Champ Simmentals, Irma, AB Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB Crowe Brothers, Gilbert Plain, MB Swan Lake Farm, Stoughton, SK Rusylvia Cattle Co, Derwent, AB Morris Creek Angus, Mt. Vernon, SD Trevor Duke, Halkirk, AB Circle G Simmentals, Lacombe, AB Meadow Acres Farms, Lampman, SK

Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminster, SK Black River Farms, Sutton, ON Salt Water, Canning, NS Ultra Livestock, Carstairs, AB Czech-Mate Livestock, Carstairs, AB Vandy Cattle Company, Benson, SK CSI Angus, Emerald Park, SK Come As U R Simmentals, Storhoaks, SK Aumack Simmentals, Spiritwood, SK Jay Dawn Farms, Sexsmith, AB River Point Cattle Co., Glencoe, ON Brooksland Farms, Paris, ON Rehorst Farms Ltd, Teeswater, ON Buschbeck Angus Ranch, Markdale, ON RK Show Supplies, Moorefield, ON Travis Herter, Golden Prairie, SK Scissors Creek Cattle Co., Whitewood, SK High Country Simmentals Cattle Services, Breton, AB Wheatland Cattle Co, Bienfait, SK Maxwell Simmentals, Viking, AB Triangle Stock Farm, Parkland County, AB Skor Simmentals, Sedgewick, AB


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CSA Directors

Provincial Associations

Dan Skeels Rimbey, AB P: (403) 843-4756 C: (403) 783-1217 anchordranch@albertahighspeed.net

British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684 Alberta President Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca Field Person Dwayne Martin P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Saskatchewan President Ryan Lundberg Eastend, SK P: (306) 295-7999 ryan_lundberg2@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Francis Gagnon Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net Larry Barkley Ingleside, ON P: (613)537-2441 C: (613)360-2443 larrybarkley@sympatico.ca Frank Robblee Crapaud, PEI P: (902)432-0596 frobblee@gmail.com

CSA Staff Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca Member ServicesManager: Josh Wooddisse memberservices.osa@gmail.com Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Jennie Mutch P: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

Editorial Policy - Articles and information in this magazine represent the opinions of the writers and the information that, to the best of our knowledge, was accurate at the time of writing.

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Meghan Black P: (506) 324-4825 mblack@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com Simmental Country Sales Representative Ryan Cook P: (780) 818-3452 rcook@simmental.com

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Mailing Dates - Each issue will be mailed on or about the first of the month. Commercial Country, mailed as second class, assumes no responsibility for actual receipt date. Advertising Content - The Commercial Country assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and truthfulness of submitted advertising copy or electronically supplied pictures and has the right to refuse any ad copy or photos. Advertisers shall indemnify and hold harmless the Country containing pedigrees or statements regarding performance must conform to records kept by the Canadian Simmental Association. Copy deviating from official records may be changed as necessary without advertiser consent. © 2018 Simmental Country (1997) Ltd. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced by any means, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the Canadian Simmental Association.

Published January 2018 For: Canadian Simmental Association #13 , 4101 - 19th Street N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403-250-7979 Fax: 403-250-5121 Publication Mail Agreement #40012794

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pulling the females still to calve from the cow-calf pairs, and moving the yet-tocalve cows to fresh ground. Later during the calving season, they sort to assemble females into their breeding groups for branding and just ahead of the breeding season. “Fortunately we have a land base that provides lots of room to get cow-calf pairs out to nearby pasture before they go to summer pasture,” says Almberg. Their summer pasture is a mix of native grass with some older tame grass species mixed in. With their pastureland assembled in reasonably close proximity to ranch headquarters, all cattle can be trailed to summer pasture.

Calves Are Backgrounded

Calves are weaned in late October and moved home to backgrounding facilities, while cows can remain on pasture until December when winter feeding begins. One of the advantages for Lazy HE Ranch is already supply of naturally irrigated, native species of grasses which is put up for hay. Along the Ribstone Creek that runs through part of the ranch are native hay meadows that flood each spring. There are 3,000 acres of the meadow along the creek, with about 1,200 acres of those owned by Lazy HE Ranch. “That naturally irrigated hay land is really a key asset to our operation,” says Almberg. “It is an all-natural system that functions the same today as it did 100 years ago.” Once the water recedes and the meadows dry out, the ranch can put up most of the hay it needs for the winter. As the herd has grown over the years they also produce other supplemental feed. Calves weigh in on an average of 550 pounds at weaning and are put into a backgrounding operation. Along with their own calves they also buy calves to fill their 2,300 head backgrounding feedyard. The ranch used to finish all their cattle as well, but for the past 10 years they have stayed with backgrounding. Steer calves are marketed in groups, usually right off the ranch, as they reach about 850 pounds. Among the heifers they keep about 350 to 375 for replacement females. Another 120 to 150 head of good heifers are marketed as either open heifers to be bred, or as bred heifers. Younger and lighter heifers are backgrounded on grass and sold to finishing feedlots.

Quality Stays In Style

Lazy HE Ranch has long maintained a philosophy to produce good quality, good performing, uniform cattle that will perform well whether they are steers going into a finishing feedlot, or replacement heifers going into a breeding program. The Simmental characteristics and performance has worked well with the efficient British breeds to produce a desirable package.“The cattle are matched to perform under the ranch and forage resources we have here,” says Almberg. “We haven’t chased after producing big, high performance cattle but more moderate sized cattle. Sometimes the industry gets chasing after certain fads, but fads come and go. I have always maintained that good never goes out of style.” He says that philosophy seems to appeal to repeat customers who come back year after year to buy steers for finishing feedlots or replacement heifers. Lazy HE Ranch has been evolving over the past 60 years. Marginal farm land has been seeded to grass and they have been fortunate to purchase land near home. As more family members of the fourth and fifth generations have joined the operation,the ranch has increased cattle numbers. “As we have grown in recent years we probably haven’t culled as heavily as we could have,” says Almberg. “We have a very sustainable operation today in terms of land base and herd size, so we

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don’t have plans for any major expansion. For the next couple years, at least, our focus will be on fine tuning and managing our breeding program to maintain and improve cattle quality.” While Almberg says the beef breeding industry has done an excellent job in producing cattle that work for commercial cow-calf producers, he does have one project he would like them to work on. He notes, for example, that Texas Longhorn cattle aren’t noted for producing a lot of milk, but it is high quality. Whereas some of the other breeds, including the Continental breeders, can be high volume milk producers.“Udder soundness is a challenging management issue when calving on green grass,” says Almberg. “I would like to see neat tidy udders, producing high fat milk, resulting in lower cull rates due to high volume milk production. The industry has excellent quality cattle now and perhaps with the use of genomics this is some of the fine tuning that could be looked at.”

Lazy HE Ranch Generations

Building an extensive, multi-generational ranching operation doesn’t happen overnight. The roots of the Almberg family that operates The Lazy HE Ranch near Czar, Alberta first took hold on Alberta soil more than 100 years ago, says Owen Almberg — he’s of the fourth generation. It was his great grandfather (first generation) who first homesteaded in the Czar area in 1911. His grandfather and grandmother, Harold and Ruby Almberg (second generation) began ranching in 1936 near the current location of Lazy HE Ranch. Harold and Ruby had two sons, Gary and David (Jick) (third generation) who became active in the ranching operation in the 1960s. In the early 1980s joining Gary and his wife Elaine on the ranch were their sons and their wives — Craig and Jackie as well as Owen and Lyanne. While in the 1990’s Jick’s oldest son Mark and his wife Charlotte (fourth generation) joined the operation. Craig’s son Dayton and Owen’s son Aydon are the fifth generation on the ranch. Mark’s son is looking forward to joining the ranch soon.


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Eisenhower Full Fleckvieh

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Epcot

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33rd annual bull sale

February 24, 2018

A SAMPLE OF OUR EXTRA AGE 2018 SALE BULLS

LFE 3112D

LFE 3070D CHUNK X TANKER

BOUNTY X LIMITLESS

LFE 3182D

GOON X BLACK ADVANCE

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age

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20 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age

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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 corrie@lewisfarms.ca Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207


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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

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Simmental – So Much to Offer

appy New Year and welcome to the first Commercial Country magazine of 2018. A new and promising year lies ahead, however I thought it would be useful to reflect one more time on the 50th Anniversary of Simmental in Canada. Many events were held across the country, from British Columbia to the Maritimes during 2017, celebrating the successes of the Simmental breed in Canada. During these events, it was interesting to visit with some Simmental producers who had been involved with the Simmental breed for many years, and had seen the changes made to the breed. Many of them commented on how Simmental has gained popularity with commercial producers across the country and that “the Simmental breed in Canada has come a long way since 1967” was a comment heard more than once. For those of you who may be new to the cattle business, or are new to using Simmental genetics, it might come as a surprise that the Simmental breed was not always as popular or as well received in the commercial beef cattle sector as they are today. There in fact was a time when Simmental influenced cattle were hard to sell, and were often sold at a discount to other breeds. While Simmental cattle have gained a strong foothold in Canada in the 1970’s, during the next two decades, some Simmental breeders lost sight of the practicality and convenience that was needed to make further inroads into Canada’s commercial cowherds. My how that has changed. Top quality Simmental calves throughout the fall of 2017 brought premiums, and were in high demand across Canada. 2017 calf prices exceeded many people’s expectations and the extra pounds delivered by the Simmental-cross calves increased the take home pay in all cases. Extra pounds per calf paid, and they paid well; buyers in the front row at the auction marts were looking for Simmental calves, and were paying a premium! Why is that? Order buyers know that today’s top quality Simmental cross cattle feed well while providing the yield and will grade to fit today’s market demands. Simmental breeders listened, and learned, and have selected the genetics that produce the cattle to fit the demand.

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Nowhere was the Simmental presence noticed more than at one of the highlight events this fall, the Canadian Western Agribition Commercial cattle show and sale. Simmental genetics were found in almost every single pen in the barn, the show winners and high sellers all carried Simmental influence. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion pens of open replacements were Simmental-cross and sold for $2,900 and $2,600 per head. In the bred heifer division, the Grand Champion pen of 5 bred heifers sold for $3,400 each with the Reserve Champion pen selling for $3,300. What was especially great to see was the pens of Simmental-cross females that were bred to easy calving Simmental bulls. Yes that’s right, people are now breeding their heifers to Simmental and Simmentalcross bulls! Other bred commercial female sales this fall also saw some strong prices on the top end females, and with that we also saw some excellent opportunities for those who wanted to add top quality females to their herds. One thing was clear, the maternal influence of the Simmental cow is in demand and brings a premium. It is also evident that there are good opportunities for British based cowherds to use Simmental bulls and sell the crossbred heifers into the replacement female market. The weight gain that will be realized on the steer calves makes for a double win! As we have witnessed in every part of the country this past fall, quality is rewarded in all aspects of beef production and it has never been more important to have more pounds of calf to sell than it is now. The most cost effective way to gain more pounds is through cross-breeding, and no other breed provides more opportunity to increase profitability for today’s beef producers than Simmental. Whether you are looking for a group of quality replacement females, or need a bull that can add performance to your program while still providing calving ease and convenience, contact a Simmental breeder and discover how the Simmental advantage can benefit you. Simmental discover why no other breed offers so much!


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SIMMENTAL BULL SALE Sunday, February 4, 2018 Tecumseh, NE 12:00 noon Hors d’oeuvres & Drinks F

2:00 p.m. Auction Sale

VIDEO AUCTION Featuring... Herdsires for Purebred and Commercial Breeders

SCAN DATA WILL BE AVAILABLE AT SALE TIME

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H Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12:00 Noon Sharp! H Video Sale Only – Held at the farm 2 miles south of Frederick, SD

95 HERD BULL PROSPECTS WILL SELL & will be penned on display at the farm prior to and also sale day.

Hart Sling Shot 135E• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 908 JBS Single Shot 601C x SAS T101 Sweet Meat

Hart Milwaukee 133E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 822 HL Rebel 435C x ASR Final Sort X0151

Hart Hitman 184E• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 862 DKSR Hollow Point C66 x Hart Eclipse 510Y

Hart Laredo 178E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 80 Adj WW: 786 WCS El Dorado 5209C x WS Hallmark T2

Hart Double Shot 096E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 982 JBS Single Shot 601C x WLB Roughneck 366R 377W

Hart Weaver 088E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 83 Adj WW: 921 BBS True Justice B10 x W/C Utah 534A

Hart Custer 095E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 881 HL Rebel 435C x Hart In TimeW095

Hart War Zone 249E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 80X Adj WW: 832 Welsh’s Warsaw 312Z x RFS Direct Force T19

For more info or catalog: Kerry, Mara, Justin & Jes, Travis & Jamie Hart

HART SIMMENTALS

10904 387th Avenue, Frederick, SD 57441 4hooves@nvc.net • Kerry 605-252-2065 Justin 605-216-6469 Travis 605-252-0894

Hart Burlington 087E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 83 Adj WW: 881 GLS Integrate Z3 x New Trend Way Cool 6W

Hart Spark Plug 168E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 83 Adj WW: 815 GLS Integrate Z3 x JBS Mr Crossfire 701R

Hart Missouri 066E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 90 Adj WW: 853 W/C Utah 534A x SAS T101 Sweet Meat

Hart Ground Load 085E • PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 85 Adj WW: 865 Hart Merritt 155B x New Trend Way Cool 6W

PROFESSIONAL SALE MANAGEMENT:

Val & Lori Eberspacher Office 507-532-6694 or Val’s Cell 612-805-7405 sales@ebersale.com www.ebersale.com

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Diamond M Ranch

7th Annual Bull Sale February 11, 2018 At the Ranch West of Estevan, SK

“Mature Bulls Designed for Today's Cattlemen”

new this year! Selling 40 Commerical Heifers!

• 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 SALE MANAGED BY

306-933-4200 info@tbarc.com www.tbarc.com View the catalogue online www.BuyAgro.com

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HE SELLS! Full Brothers Sell

Full Brothers Sell

Outlaw Mr Remedy 769E / Homo Polled

$9000 to KC Ranch

OFFERING

$20,000 to Herter Simmentals

32 BULLS + 8 HEIFERS.

BPF Right Call Sons & Daughters sell

NOT TO MENTION HEIFER BULLS FOR EASY CALVING!

OUTLAW CATTLE COMPANY Brad & Beth Dundas - 403.325.0684 Box 58 Hussar, AB T0J 1S0 - outlawcattleco@hotmail.com

VIEW CATALOGUE AT: WWW.BOHRSON.COM

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Sun Rise Pillar 3D

HOMO POLLED | HETERO BLACK | JTC 3D | JANUARY 10, 2016

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN 11Z x BLACKSAND TARA LYNN 79Y CE

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2.7

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MILK

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12.7

68.9

86 LBS.

ADJ WW

ADJ YW

771 LBS. 1622 LBS.

Neither Diamond B nor Grinalta were in the need of another bull... but when we studied this bull in the catalogue we both felt he was a rare find. He possesses all the most important traits in one package. Pillar’s pedigree on both sides possesses excellent, proven and popular genetics. Captain Morgan progeny have made him a breed leader, siring cattle with performance that are easy to market, plus excel in competition. A Captain Morgan son achieved the almost impossible task of winning Grand Champion Simmental Bull at Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Farm Fair and Agribition 2017. Pillar’s dam, Tara Lynn 79Y is a productive daughter of Sun Rise and Maxwell’s proven Tara 7P flush cow who shows up in the pedigrees of many top females and herd bulls. 79Y is sired by Springcreek Liner 56U whose daughters are known for producing sale toppers and replacement females for the LaBatte, Spring Creek, Sun Rise and Oberle Bros. programs. Liner 56U semen has only been made available to the public one time, selling for $600 per straw at Agribition 2017. A 56U daughter produced embryos by a Captain Morgan son that brought $3,400 per embryo in the same sale. Pillar combines an 86-lb. birthweight with very well-balanced EPDs indicating desirable calving ease and maternal calving ease numbers, a weaning weight EPD in the top 10%, and a yearling weight EPD in the top 1% of the breed. He had a 1,705-lb. sale weight with 42 cm. testicles and produced exceptional semen quality. To complement his pedigree and genetic package Pillar has exceptional length, moderate framed, a desirable calving ease shaped head, smooth shoulders and moderate bone. He’s full in the heart girth, straight-topped, with natural muscling and deep, full hind- quarters. He moves freely with a long stride, on sound feet, and is an active breeder. He has proven to be very docile and easy to handle. We feel he combines so much power into one package, plus potential calving ease throughout his entire profile and early CDN Semen Prices: gestation(hereditary)..making him unique. We believe you can not pay too much for the good ones...herd improvers $50 per dose $40 per dose for 20+ doses always pay the most dividends in the end! The combination of 56U, Tara 7P and Captain Morgan genetics makes Pillar Contact us for larger order discounts a bull who needs to be carefully considered when planning to advance a breeding program. A draw of 2 embryos from Grinalta’s Cinnamon 129U X WFL Westcott 24C for any purchase of $500. For every $500 spent on “Pillar 3D” semen will = one draw ticket. Draw will take place July 1, 2018 and managed by a independent party. Definitely herd improver genetics! Semen available in US and other countries with same qualifying status.

Co-Owned by...

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Diamond B Simmentals

YOUR CANADIAN SEMEN DISTRIBUTER FOR VPSF BRANTZ 12B

Rueben 780.688.2265 C: 780.208.6687

Kent 780.781.7034

www.grinaltafarms.com

Our goal is your success!!

Barry and Cindy Bogart Box 279 Breton, AB TOC 0P0

780.696.3661 diamondbsimmentals@hotmail.com

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Breed Improvement

The Nuts and Bolts of BOLT By: Sean McGrath, Breed Improvement Consultant

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opefully by now many of you have heard of the new genetic evaluation technology being worked on at International Genetic Solutions (IGS), our genetic evaluation provider. IGS currently calculates most of the EPDs for Canadian Simmental cattle using a multi-breed evaluation model developed at Cornell, roughly 20 years ago. While the system has had upgrades and new science added to it over the years, it is still at its most basic a well maintained, but an old piece of technology. The BOLT system offers a new solution to the problem of genetic evaluation with newer methods, more computing horsepower and the ability to apply a lot more detailed science to the genetic evaluation. To give an example, under the Cornell system, a “growth run” where we calculate the EPD for growth traits for Simmental cattle, took roughly 5 days of computing time. With BOLT, we are looking at roughly 20 minutes to conduct the same type of calculations on the same group of animals.

calculating just in time for the next one to start in 6 months. BOLT provides the computing horsepower that lets us apply new and up to date science into the evaluation, particularly in the form of DNA data. In the Cornell model we calculate EPDs using pedigree and performance data, and then adjust those EPDs up or down based on the reading of the DNA test results. The BOLT model uses the EPD test results directly with pedigree and performance data to directly and accurately calculate the animal’s relative genetic merit. You may hear the term “Single Step” when people refer to BOLT, and this is exactly what it means. We do the math on pedigree, performance and DNA all together, rather than the old method of adjusting the EPDs using DNA results after the fact.

A good example of why we want to implement the BOLT system, is the first trait published from BOLT; sustained fertility. The new stayability evaluation was developed from work done by the Canadian Simmental Association through the CSA Innovations project. The stayability model uses new To put it into perspective, the Cornell system has been science and calculates a better prediction of stayability or upgraded over the years from a rotary dial to a push button sustained fertility than the old system. Previously, evaluation wall phone. BOLT by comparison is a new IPhone. I am sure for longevity was treated as a success or failure that a cow many of our Junior members have never even seen a rotary would reach a certain age in the cow herd. If a cow exited dial phone, let alone used one. It is time for an upgrade. at age 5 she was a failure, if she stayed to age 6 a success. If she stayed until age 10 she was given the same credit as the Members might reasonably ask, “if the Cornell system 6 year old. works then why are we investing in a new evaluation?” The answer is a bit complicated but also very simple. In the With the new methodology, cows receive credit for calves past, genetic evaluations used a few pieces of data. Pedigree as they progress through the herd. In other words, a 5 year (Mom and Dad), basic performance measures, such as birth old is given more credit than a 3 year old and less than a 10 or weaning weight and deviation of that performance from year old cow. BOLT is better able to better define differences the contemporary group average. An animal that was fully between genetics for longevity. The additional benefit is reported on would receive roughly 5 to 10 pieces of its own that the model can now include DNA information directly. individual data and possibly 20 if the owner ultrasounded and Previously, in order to know that a cow had decent odds of collected a few additional measures such as calving ease or making it through several years of timely calving, we had to mature weight. The Cornell software handles that level of wait several years and record timely calvings. Now, we can information quite well. Enter DNA. When you order a 50K collect a DNA sample before she ever has a calf and have a test from the Canadian Simmental Association, and send a pretty good source of information as to her potential level of hair sample in on an animal, that animal will receive data on success at remaining a productive cow in the herd. In fact, roughly 50,000 individual pieces of DNA. That is like adding in the case of stayability, the DNA sample provides as much an additional 50,000 weaning weight records on an animal. information as waiting for those multiple calves. As breeders, Remember how we said the Cornell model takes roughly 5 this lets us shave years off the selection process, providing days to run now? If we were to add 50,000 pieces of DNA the benefits to our customers a lot faster. The CSA’s project information to a few animals, the EPD run would finish work that provided the backbone for the BOLT evaluation 34


of stayability, and represents the first multi-breed, single step evaluation for sustained cow fertility in the beef industry. One of the other key components of BOLT is its ability to better reflect how much “useful” data is included in an animal’s EPD. This is expressed as accuracy. Previously, accuracy was calculated as an “estimate” of the volume and quality of data that was included in the calculation of an animal’s EPD. While this gave a pretty good indication of the reliability of the EPD (the associated risk in using the animal for breeding), it was an estimate and sometimes overpredicted the confidence with which we should use an animal in our program. The new BOLT system calculates the accuracy directly. This is made possible simply by the methodology and computing horsepower of the new system. It does mean that Simmental breeders may see some accuracy values appear to drop, however the new accuracy values are a much better, direct measure of the volume and quality of data that is contributing to the individual animal’s EPD. This lets us assess the risk level of using an animal in our program a lot more effectively. It is a bit difficult to wrap our minds around, but the new lower calculated accuracy values provide a better risk management tool than the previously overestimated accuracy values. Because BOLT is able to run much more rapidly, our goal over time is to move towards more frequent EPD evaluations. This means that if errors are found, such as the wrong sire being entered, that the pedigree and the EPD can be corrected in short order rather than waiting for the next evaluation in 6 months. It also means that new performance data can be added in continuously. Miss the weaning deadline? No problem, there will be a new run in a couple of weeks. It also means that BOLT will be continuously able to add new DNA test results into the evaluation so that we can add as much informative data about an animal as rapidly as it is collected and reported. There will be a lot more to read about BOLT moving forward, and the plan is to implement the new BOLT evaluation for all the traits over time. Currently the system is in the testing stages for both inputting data and examination of results. On the ground what it means is that the EPD will be calculated more quickly using more information and thus the evaluation will provide a better and more timely reflection of an animal’s relative genetic merit. The results will be EPD. These EPDs will be basically the same tools you know how to use already, expressed in the same units you are already familiar with. A WW EPD of 60 will still be 10 pounds more than a WW EPD of 50, but it will be calculated with a lot more information behind it. Some animals will have their EPD change when we use more information, but most will rank pretty close to the same within the population. Watch for the rollout of the BOLT evaluation over the next several months, and please do not be scared to ask questions when you see the results.

SIMMENTAL BULL SALE Friday March 16, 2018

At the Ranch, Stony Plain, AB, 1 PM

Selling 60 Simmental & Max Bulls

Commercially Raised

Predictably Bred

Measured Results... Are our

CUSTOMER’S success.

Visit with us...

Keith 780-915-3969

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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RED, BLACK & FULLBLOOD SIMMENTAL BULLS, RED ANGUS BULLS, PUREBRED RED & BLACK SIMMENTAL HEIFER CALVES & COMMERCIAL BRED HEIFERS

Sat, FEBRUARY

17, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

TIMBERLIND AUCTIONS HEATED SALE BARN (SALE WILL BE DONE BY VIDEO INDOORS—CATTLE WILL BE ON DISPLAY OUTSIDE)

Directions: From Buck Creek Service Station on Hwy#22, 1 km East on SH#616 or from Breton on Hwy#20, 24 km West on SH#616 CONSIGNORS INCLUDE: SONS OF THIS HERDSIRE ON OFFER

High Seller @ the 2017 Bull sale to Jerry Kuzio

SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS

(Doug/Larene 780-679-8311 or Eric/Cristin 780-678-6156) Consigning: 10—Purebred YEARLING BULLS 10—Purebred OPEN HEIFERS (Red & Black)

Herdsire: Bogarts Polled Yeoman 4Y

DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS

ZSL Mr. Black Peak 60A

(Barry/Cindy 780-696-3661) Consigning: 10 Purebred YEARLING BULLS 4—Purebred OPEN HEIFERS

BS RANCH

(Bob & Shauna 780-848-7731) Consigning: 8 Purebred YEARLING BULLS SONS OF THESE HERDSIRES ON OFFER

Other Sires Include:

MJ Telluride 18B HPR Sherman 3A MRL Casanova 72B HC Power Drive 88H SS/PRS High Voltage 244X Spring Creek Olympian 66A

CDP Millhouse 128Y

Erixon Iginla

YELLOW ROSE CATTLE CO., HAMPTON SIMMENTALS & JR CATTLE (Bobbi Gayle 403-507-1561 or Jodi 780-777-5286) Consigning: 25 Purebred YEARLING BULLS (Red & Black)

SONS OF THIS HERDSIRE ON OFFER

ALSO SELLING:

**14—Commercial Red Simmental Bred Heifers (Calving April 1st) **2017 Round Mixed Hay Bales

Complete Horse Drawn Equipment Dispersal for the Late Winston Curtis of Winfield

**Voitures Robert & Fils Horse Drawn Oak Rubber Tire Wagon c/w Side Benches **Working Horse Drawn Grader **Restored Hose Drawn Wooden Wheel Wagon **2—Restored Horse Drawn IHC #9 High Gear Sickle Mowers **Horse Drawn Caboose Bobsleigh **Many Horse Drawn Working Plows **And More

SALE DAY STAFF:

AUCTIONEER Robert Lind (780)542-7323 RINGMEN Mark Stock (403)357-8104 Darryl Snider (780)385-5561

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CARNWOOD RED ANGUS

(Keith Andersen 780-542-7190 or 780-621-3535) Consigning: 5—2 Yr Old Purebred RED ANGUS BULLS

TIMBERLIND AUCTIONS Box 100 Buck Creek, Alberta T0C 0S0 Ph/Fax (780)542-7323 Auctioneer: ROBERT LIND License #312993

Visit our website at www.timberlindauctions.com


NEW! SELLING 80 BRED AND OPEN COMMERCIAL RED & BLACK FEMALES 2014

LOT 20 OWNED BY WILLOW CREEK 2015

2014

2015

2015

LOT 21 OWNED BY HOEGL LIVESTOCK

LOT 3 OWNED BY CROSSROAD FARMS

LOT 2 OWNED BY CDN DONORS & ERIXON

2015

2016

2016

LOT 14 OWNED BY BOB TOLLMAN 2017

LOT 1 OWNED BY GB FARMS 2017

LOT 8 OWNED BY STEVE RICHARDSON

LOT 50 OWNED BY V7 RANCH 2017

LOT 6 OWNED BY DAINES CATTLE

LOT 1 OWNED BY ROBB FARMS

LOT 36 OWNED BY SAWLEY RANCHING 2017

LOT 2 OWNED BY THREE HILLS COLONY

contact us about selecting your next herdsire! VIDEOS & CATALOGUE WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.BOHRSON.COM

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12th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 21, 2018 at the farm, Shell Lake, SK Selling: 75 bulls & 20 select open replacement heifers

CRF 121E Crossroad Black Tux

CRF 129E Crossroad Blackstock

Wheatland Next Up x IPU El Tigress

Wheatland Next Up x Kimlake Gunner

CRF 161E Crossroad Boulder

CRF 102E Crossroad Generator

Sibelle Bolero x Westway 94W (Edge son)

Crossroad Subaru x Anchor “T” Rusty

CRF 135E Crossroad Scale Down

CRF 31E Crossroad Syndicate

Sibelle Spartacus x Virginia Santiago Sibelle Spartacus x Crossroad Homegrown For more information or catalogue, contact:

Gerald & Laurie Woytiuk: 306.427.4422 or 306.883.7272 Jody & Jackie Woytiuk: 306.227.9910

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CRF 25E Crossroad Didsbury

CRF 9E Crossroad Red Stetson

Westway 32C (Reload son) x MFI Cornerstone

Sibelle Spartacus x IPU MS. Code Red

CRF 138E Crossroad Kilovolt

CRF 29E Crossroad Versachi

Wheatland Kill Switch x Buckeye

LFE Vegas x Crossroad Bartender

CRF 83E Crossroad Black Sedan

CRF 10E Crossroad Red Stone

Vision x Crossroad Ramona (D. Black)

Stepping Stone x IPU MS. Code Red

CRF 14E Crossroad Vermont

CRF 65E Crossroad Warrant

LFE Vegas x KOP Esposito

Crossroad Farms Box 160 Shell Lake, SK S0J 2G0

WFL Westcott x IPU MS. Code Red

Catalogue can be viewed online mid-January at:

www.buyagro.com

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On the Ranch, Russell, Manitoba Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Black and Red Simmentals Angus and Simm-Angus Bulls

find us on

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

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

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mjsimmentalangus@gmail.com www.mjsimmentalangus.com mlg@glasmanfarms.com www.glasmanfarms.com

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


Feb 22,2018 1:00pm, Rimbey AB Agrim centre

Reference Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y

Tattoo: BSSR 61E Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y Dam Sire: Arni 8M

Tattoo: SWS 114E Sire: Virginia Varsity 92A Dam Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y

Tatto: BSSR 207E Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y Dam Sire: Virginia Wyoming 33W

Tattoo: SWS 13E Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y Dam Sire: Virginia Wyoming 33W

Tattoo: BSSR 195E Sire: Virginia Varsity 92A Dam Sire: Dora Lee Native Son

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immentals

Rock Hard Genetics

Tattoo: SWS 86E Sire: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y Dam Sire: R-Five Sampson 43Y

Blaine, Susann, Reese, Porter & Bailey Stone

780.312.0098 Blair, Sheryl, Caleb, Milaya, Nakoby & Cyanna Stone

780.312.4225

View sale catalogue online at www.bullrushsimmentalbullsale.com

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full breech birth during calving time is one malpresentation most veterinarians still need to be involved in. A full breech birth is also referenced as true breech, which is when the calf is presented tail first with both back legs pointing forward under its body. A lot of producers refer to a straight backwards calf as a breech birth, which is a misnomer. The true full breech birth is when the calf has both back legs forwards so the first thing you feel when exploring the cow’s vagina is the tail, rectum or the back side of the hind legs. In smaller calves the tail may even be visible outside the vulval lips. With today’s easy calving herds we seldom experience problems, but a breech birth will almost always require an assisted intervention. On very rare occasions, I have seen some large cows be able to have a full breech calf, but the labor is long and in variably the calf is dead. One should be very mindful of cows, which normally calve easily taking too long; as in nothing presented in 1-1.5 hours. That time frame is a good indication that something is wrong. If nothing is presented a breech calving, torsed uterus or other malpresentation would be tops on my list. Always keep track of the cows, which have had twins in previous years as they have a propensity to twin again. Some producers generate a list of cows that twinned previously to keep a special eye on them. Cows early in gestation or better yet, if ultrasounded with twins should be closely watched. The most common position for twins is to have one backwards and one forwards, so a breech birth is a far greater possibility on average with twins. I don’t have any hard, fast statistics but in our practice I would say well over three quarters of the breech births we see are on twins, and we are called in for the vast majority of these breech births. In some twins, both will be presented full breech. With extra assisted calving, check for a twin but that is especially true in a backwards calving. When examining a breech calving, often the water bag has not been broken as the cow can’t get enough of the calf out through the back end to break the water bag. The water bag has to then be broken, and the position of the calf exactly determined. Producers may want to check if the back legs are straight forward in a full breech, or if the legs are half bent back. In other words, the hocks are partially back in the pelvis and there is essentially already partial correction before delivery. These presentations I refer to as being a partial, or 44

half breech. These half breeches are not as jammed into the pelvis, as the cow can’t push the entire blocky mass of butt and legs to the back. For that reason, they may be easier to correct and the bottom of the foot protected as it is brought around to create a straight backwards calving. The reason I say most breech presentations are veterinary emergencies is because there is a lot of opportunities for things to go wrong. First off, time is of the essence, considering majority of the time the cow has not gone into full labor to be noticed until it is almost too late. Many of the breech calves are dead before we start, and if that is the case rather than risk damaging the cow, we may perform a fetotomy and cut both back legs off and deliver the calf that way. Most veterinarians are very careful when bringing the back legs around. We need to protect the underside of the hoof as it is brought around to avoid holes being created in the uterus. In some cases, we have been called out where there has been excessive intervention and the uterus already has a major tear in it from the breech calf being pushed forwards in attempting correction. In severe cases, the calf may be pushed right out through the tear, and into the abdomen. With these cases once the calf is delivered often the uterus is amputated as these tears often extend upwards towards the cervix. Veterinarians use a combination of techniques, equipment and knowing when to be aggressive and when to be gentle in order to flex the backlegs and bring them around. Sometimes with smaller calves, or when one twin is breech an experienced producer will correct them. Only attempt this if you are very experienced. Murphy’s Law says if it is twins most commonly the first one is backwards or breech. Another complication to this could be that the umbilical cord is wrapped around the leg that you are repositioning. It is also very hard to tell at times if the calf is still alive, and if the legs start violently thrashing that may be a sign the calf is dying. I have seen instances where the rectum is prolapsed on the calf from the cow straining so much, and yet we delivered a live calf. Other times, a long dead first breech twin is followed by a very alive second calf. You never know until you examine them thoroughly, and if you need help don’t hesitate to call. As mentioned previously, this is the most common malpresentation veterinarians are called in for as we can give epidurals to relax the contractions, and have learned techniques to correct these tough malpresentations. Diligence at calving and watching for subtle signs may allow intervention, and saving breech birth or other malpresentation calves. Here’s to a great calving season in 2018. May your calves be vigorous, suckle quickly and grow.


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Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale is coming home!

Wednesday February 28, 2018 On the farm at Clavet, Sk

55 bulls, 10 heifers

On Offer red, red baldies, black, & black baldies Sire groups: Pretty Reckless, Westcott, Capone, Sheriff, Orbit, Vision, Dealer

Catalogue can be viewed at www.erixonsimmentals.com

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South Seven Farms ROB, LINDEN & NOLAN STUART Res: (780)

STU 18E

STU 22E

Sire: Radium x D.S. Razzmatazz

STU 32E

STU 42E

FULL FLECKVIEH

Sire: Western Union x D.S. Apollo

Sire: Dirty Harry x D.S. Topnotch

STU 69E

STU 123E

Sire: Wheatland 351A x D.S. Adonis

Consigning 30 Bulls Ad by

632-6877 Cell: (780) 632-9358 Email: sseven@telusplanet.net

Sire: Westcott x D.S. Red Bull

FULL FLECKVIEH

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Box 2118 Vegreville, AB T9C 1T3

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FULL FLECKVIEH

Sire: Affinity (Imax Son) x D.S. Adonis POLLED FULL FLECKVIEH

March 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM Camrose AB UFA Barn


Selling at:

March 2, 2018 Camrose AB

RAFT 7e

Rafter 4T No Limit x Anchor D Imax (double polled)

RAFT 09e

KOP Esposito x SAV Bismark

RAFT 433e

NGDB Riptide x Rafter 4T Inferno

RAFT 402e

KOP Esposito x Molson Special Blend

Darrell, Loralie, Denton, Derek Tatarin Box 122 | Hairy Hill | T0B 1S0

780.603.1617 or 780.632.9683 rafter4tfarms@gmail.com

www.rafter4tfar ms.com

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Rod Chizawsky

780-632-5500

FSCC 35E

Sandi Berezan

Sire: Addiction son

587-280-9394

FSCC 44E

Sire: Captain Morgan son

sandr@foreseecattle.co

FSCC 47E

FSCC 50E

Sire: Predator son

Try Fore See Simmental Bulls in Your Herd

Thank you to our Previous Buyers!

Sire: Captain Morgan son

See you at Bull Fest!

March 2, 2018 - Camrose AB JSEEBAST@GMAIL.COM

JASON: 780-603-0676

JSEE 60E

X-T Black Terminator 46C X Avalanche (Heifer Bull)

JSEE 14E

BLI Red Addiction 224Z X Captain Morgan (Homozygous Polled)

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JASON & SHAWNA Ethan & Eboni BAST

BOX 49 LAVOY AB T0B 2S0

JSEE 17D

High Selling Bull 2017

SHAWNA: 587-280-0956 Jayshaw Simmentals would like to take this opportunity to thank all previous buyers and supporters. We look forward to seeing you all at BullFest 2018! Ad by cattlepics.c om


7th Annual

Friday - March 2, 2018 Lunch 12:00 Noon • Video Sale - 1:00 pm At the Mayerthorpe Diamond Center Bulls On Display at Ag Barn.

Featuring 110 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

Grant & Tanya Chittick

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

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24th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:00 pm

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

180 Bulls Sell Red & Red Blaze Simmental Bulls

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

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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 over 40 years!

Red & Black Angus Bulls

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Polled Yearlings Coming Two Year Olds

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 2018. 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.

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

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2017 Simmental Federation of the Americas Conference & Innovations Workshop

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long with the finale to the Canadian Simmental Association’s 50th Anniversary celebrations at the 2017 Canadian Western Agribition, there were several off grounds activities that featured the Simmental breed. The week-long event and activities involved brought together International guests from Colombia, the Czech Republic, Wales, United States, and Australia along with breeders from across Canada. The week began with an informal “meet and greet” social Monday evening. Tuesday was highlighted by the Simmental Innovations Workshop which featured speakers from across North America who touched on a variety of subjects relating to genetic improvement in the beef industry. Although the attendance from

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Simmental breeders was disappointing, we were joined by representation from other breeds who were eager to learn about the new tools available to them, as well as how and why they are used. Thank you to all our sponsors, and especially the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation who supported this educational event. The workshop led into the CSA’s 50th Anniversary banquet, which saw over two hundred people who have been involved in the Simmental breed gather to reminisce and celebrate the success of the Simmental breed. Our capable emcee, Doug Sauter had many stories and kept the evening entertaining. The Golden Book award was presented to the Canadian Simmental Association by World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation President, Fred Schuetze. There were also special recognition awards on


behalf of the Colombian Simmental Association and the Czech Fleckvieh Breeders Association in appreciation for the CSA’s development of Simmental in Canada. Bruce CSA General Manager was also recognized by the Colombian Association for his assistance in developing the Simmental breed in Colombia and around the world. Another highlight of the evening was the induction of CSA past President Brian McCarthy, along with Jim and Agnes Asher to the Canadian Simmental Hall of Fame. Wednesday was a day at Agribition which featured an extremely strong Canadian National Simmental show and 50 for 50 Simmental sale. Both were huge successes with standing room only crowds that created a real buzz in the air and made you proud to be in the Simmental breed. Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Simmental Association for running a first class event. Thursday began with a stop for the International delegates at the Saskatchewan Legislative building where the group was introduced at the morning sitting by Agriculture Minister, Lyle Stewart. In his address he spoke of Simmental and the impact the breed has had on the beef industry over the past 50 years. The opposition also rose and congratulated Canadian Simmental and

a comment was made that it was great to see everyone in the Legislature agreeing on something. A delegates meeting was held Thursday afternoon to discuss issues and structures of the Simmental Federation of the Americas member countries. These discussions always provide value in better understanding the structure of Simmental Associations in the various countries, as well as the challenges some face from market pressures or Government regulations. An evening at the Agribition Pro Rodeo was enjoyed by all, and completed the day. Friday included a tour at Double Bar D Farms in Grenfell, Saskatchewan. As always they were tremendous hosts and allowed everyone to see all aspects of the Simmental breed that are available in Canada. After returning to Regina there was a guided tour at the RCMP Heritage Centre and then it was back to the Double Tree Hotel for an informal farewell dinner before the delegates returned home. “Simmental was on the move” on many fronts during this year’s Canadian Western Agribition. Congratulations to all who participated, a special thank you to our sponsors as well as the volunteers and CSA staff that assisted throughout the week.

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SOUND. FUNCTIONAL. DEPENDABLE. Quality, Outcross Simmental and Simm Angus Bulls

15th Annual Bull Sale

Monday, March 5, 2018

1 PM | Ashworth Farm |Oungre, SK

Capone X Red Rock

Authority X Red Rock

Red Western X Regent

Riddler X Exciter

Red Mountain X Enticer

Edition X El Tigere

THE ASHWORTH FAMILY BOX 53 OUNGRE, SK S0C 1Z0 PH: 306.456.2749

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

KELLY: 306.861.2013 KYLE: 306.861.9352

THANK YOU to all buyers & bidders of our 2017 Fall Female Production Sale

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The Best Way For Everyone To Know About Your Sale

LET CUSTOMERS KNOW ABOUT YOUR EVENT! Contact Meghan or Ryan for more information on Simmental Country Eblasts

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Meghan Black

506.324.4825 mblack@simmental.com

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DS, O O L B L FUL POLLED CKS A L B D N REDS A INES L D O O L EN B V O R P M FRO

T L I BU T H G RI Bull Sale

MARCH 6

TUESDAY AT 1PM 2018 PROVOST LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE PROVOST, ALBERTA

“Their Sons Sell”

LRX Total Value 163C

Total Value son purchased from Robb Farms as their 2016 High Selling Fullblood Bull

Rendevous Macho Man

Crossroad Black Bolt

High Selling Spring Creek All In son purchased from Crossroad Farms

85 Simmental Charolais and Angus Bulls On Offer SOS Chuckwagon

CML Encore 4Y

2016 National Champion Charolais Bull

2014 National Champion Charolais Bull

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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Sunny Valley Admiral 5E Homo Polled SVS Captain Morgan x RF Flirtin for Certin

SunnyValley SVS Walker 773E Homo Polled Mader Walk This Way x WS Beef Maker

Simmentals

28TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

WEDNESDAY MAR. 7, 2018

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES

Sunny Valley Everst 4E

Homo Polled MRL Red Whiskey x Wheatland Red Ace

45 BULLS & 10 FEMALES

FEATURING SONS OF:

Mader Walk This Way 224B, SVS Matrix 530C, WFL Absolute 51Y, NCB Cobra 47Y, IPU Red Deputy 25C, SVS Captain Morgan 11Z, ACS Gambino 570C, Starwest Pol Blueprint

Sunny Valley Canon 86E

Homo Polled Starwest Pol Blueprint x Anchor D Viper

Sunny Valley Matrix 32E

Homo Polled SVS Matrix x Muirhead Lights Out

Contact

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

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Sound functional genetics that produce those heavy weight calves. Top notch customer service, showing we take pride in our product. Only the top end of our bull pen are in the sale. Free wintering & sight unseen program

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Blair, Lois, Brett & Melissa McRae Brandon, MB | 204.728.3058 Blair 204.729.5439 | Lois 204.573.5192

www.marmacfarms.net

Manitoba

mar mac farms Bull & Commercial Female Sale

RED ANGUS | BLACK ANGUS | SIMMENTAL Stop by the farm to see our sale bull & female offering - located only 15 minutes from Brandon -

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ARROWWOOD COLONY BLAIRS WILLIAMSON BOUNDARY RANCH BRENT SUTTER RANCH LTD BRYAN & SHERRY MACKENZIE CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS CORALTA FARMS LTD. CREEKSIDE LAND & CATTLE CROCUS SIMMENTALS CROSSROADS CURTIS BEAUDOIN DAN & BRENDA SHEEHAN DARCY STEWART DARREN MAY DARYL FARMS DERECK & DARCY MINER DOUBLE BAR D FARMS ELDO TOEWS GLASMAN FARMS GREENVIEW FARMS HERB GLOVER HIDDEN STONE FARMS HIGHWAY 21 FEEDERS LTD IAN KOESTER IRVIN FOAT

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JEFF & LAURIE MILLER JEFF AND LAURIE MILLER JERRY ANDERSON JIM UFLAND JK BAR CATTLE CO KC FARMS KD’S SIMMENTALS KEN WALKER KEVIN ROBERTSON LAZY B FARMS LOST CREEK ENT. LTD. LYNDEN SIMMENTALS LYSENG LAND & CATTLE M&R DAMEN FARMS LTD MADER RANCHES MARIA KOOISTRA MARK OLDFIELD MAUREEN LEISCHNER & DOUG FRETZ MAXWELL SIMMENTALS MCG SIMMENTALS MEADOW ACRES FARMS MGM CATTLE CO. MOUNTAIN VIEW COLONY MURRAY MCLEAN PETER HUNT

RANCIER FARMS RON GARDNER RYAN LEYS RYGLEN HOLDINGS LTD. S LAZY A RANCH SAMMONS LAND & CATTLE SAWLEY RANCHES LTD. SEVEN M LIVESTOCK SHADYLANE COLONY SHEEHAN TRUCK & LIVESTOCK STARLAND FARMS SUNSHINE HUTTERITE COLONY TERRY & DIXIE VINEY TOM BRAGG TOP CUT STOCK FARM TORBAY FARMS LTD TYLER NEWSHAM. VALLEY VIEW HUTTERITE COLONY VALLEY VIEW RANCH VIC EPP W2 LAND & CATTLE WRIGHT WAY CATTLE ZORRATTI RANCHES


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SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS 14th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe, Alberta Viewing at 10:00 a.m. · Lunch at Noon · Sale starts at 1:00 p.m. 55 Yearlings and 15 Two Year Olds (Purebred and Fullblood, many polled) ALL CATTLE WILL BE HALTER BROKE BULLS SEMEN TESTED AND GUARANTEED

18 Top Quality Purebred and Fullblood Replacement Heifers

SOME HERD SIRES...

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

NAC Trustin 85A

KWA Mountain 64B

JNR’s Cool Cat

Sire: 3D Trustin 47T

Sire: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z

JSJ 261D - Polled PB

JSJ 227D - Polled PB Sire: KWA Mountain 64B

Sire: Swantewitt Antonius 43Y

JSJ 5E - Polled PB

JSJ 108E - Polled Black PB

JSJ 87E - FB FF

Sire: NAC Trustin 85A

Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

Sire: Swantewitt Brave 4B

Sire: JNR Steele 248Z

JSJ 256D - FB FF

Sire: JNR’s Cool Cat

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

Call or look online for a catalogue after January 20, 2018 at www.swantewittsimmentals.com

Virginia Barcelona 46X Sire: Champs Romano

JSJ 212D -FB FF

Sire: Virginia Barcelona 46X

JSJ 99E - FB FF

Sire: Brink Innovator B449

Gerd, Donelle, Justine, Jordan & Darian Bremmekamp 780.712.2096 780.712.3496 780.693.2124 swantewitt@gmail.com

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$20,500 to LaBatte Simmentals & Circle 7 Simmentals $17,750 to Circle 7 Simmentals

$15,000 to Noble Country Estates

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$49,000 to Crossroad Farms

L l oy d m i n s t e r E x h i b i t i o n G ro u n d s

www.bohrson.com

Thank You

to our past buyers

ALTABARR FARMS AMBER OLSEN ANTRIM SIMMENTALS AUSTIN THOMPSON BAR CROSSROADS RANCH BAR MC RANCH BART GONIE BEAGLE SIMMENTAL BEAR CANYON COLONY BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH BORDERLINE CONTRACTING BRISTOW RANCHING CHRISTENSEN LAND & CATTLE

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CIRCLE 7 SIMMENTALS CLARENCE/WADE KNUTSON COADY DEHR CROSSROAD FARMS DAN HRITZUK DARYL PAULGAARD DAVE WOYWITKA DAVID MOORE DENNY YOUNG DON AMUNDRUD DOUBLE BAR D DOUBLE KC RANCH EARLY CATTLE CO. LTD.

EDDELSTON FARMING EMMA DUHAIME FERRYBANK FARMING COMPANY FLYING TL SIMMENTAL/TERRY YOUNG FORBES BROTHERS FOUR D RANCH JS SIMMENTALS KENT THOMPSON KEVIN BRISTOW KIRK THOMPSON KYLE & CHERYL WESTMAN LABATTE SIMMENTALS LAROUCHE FARMS LTD.


RED WILLOW RANCH LTD. THE TYLER’S - Cut Knife, SK

Josh & Jada Tyler, Josh Cell - 306 390 7745 Farm - 306 398 2811 Darren Cell - 306 398 7554 www.redwillowranchltd.com

BLACK GOLD SIMMENTAL LTD.

THE NOBLE’S - Lloydminster, SK Randy, Vanessa, Ryley & Toby 306 825 9465

Randy - 306 821 0113 Lyle – 306 825 2164 Neil & Gail – 780 808 9082 Owen – 780 872 4029 www.blackgoldsimmental.com

$67,500 to Virginia Ranch & Randy Ward

$15,500 to Triangle 33 LAZY A DIAMOND RANCH LEEWOOD RANCH* LEVI BRISTOW LITTLE WILLOW CREEK RANCH MCL RANCH MIDWAY INDUSTRIES LTD MILLARD FARMS MJM ENTERPRISES NA BAR CATTLE NOBLE COUNTRY ESTATES OB HOLDINGS CORP. OCKERMAN SIIMMENTALS PAT WHITE

PAUL MURRAY PLAIN LAKE COLONY POVERTY ACRES/CURTIS/TANYA HOLLINGER R5 SIMMENTALS RICK & GAIL KEHLER RYAN NOBLE SHELDON DOERKSEN SIMON & ROSALIE BODURKA SOUTHPARK CATTLE STADEN FARMS/CHAMP SIMMENTALS STEVEN SEBASTIAN

CWA Pen of Bulls TRIANGLE 33 VERN MCKINNON VIRGINIA RANCH/RANDY WARD WAYNE REWEGA WHEATLAND FARMING CO. LTD. WHITEWOOD SIMMENTALS WIDE OPEN SPACES SIMMENTALS Y COULEE LAND & CATTLE CO. LTD.

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Cowboy Cupcakes

These little lasagnas are easy to make and are the perfect nosh for game night at home or a tailgate party out at the field.

INGREDIENTS 1 lb (0.45 kg) ½ cup ½ cup 1 cup ¾ cup 2 tbsp 1 tbsp

24 1 cup EACH

Lean or Medium Ground Beef minced onion minced mushrooms pasta sauce ricotta cheese chopped fresh basil minced green onion or chives Salt and pepper wonton wrappers grated Parmesan and shredded mozzarella cheese

DIRECTIONS 1. Pan-fry ground beef, onions and mushrooms thoroughly in large skillet. Drain if necessary. Add pasta sauce and heat through. 2. Meanwhile, combine ricotta with basil, green onion, salt and pepper to taste; set aside. 3. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. Press a wonton wrapper firmly into the bottom of each muffin cup. Spoon in a scant 1 tsp EACH Parmesan, mozzarella, ricotta and top with 1 tbsp of the meat mixture. 4. Layer a second wonton into each cup and top each with approx. 1 tsp EACH of the cheeses. Divide meat mixture evenly among the cups (approx. 1/4 cup each). Top with additional grated Parmesan or mozzarella if desired. 5. Bake in preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are brown and cupcakes are bubbling. Remove form the oven; let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Use a knife to remove each cupcake from muffin tin. Ti ps • Cupcakes can be made ahead and frozen before baking. Bake from frozen for 25 minutes. • Be sure to buy wonton wrappers – NOT egg roll wrappers – wonton wrappers are the best size. If you haven’t used these wrappers before, you’ve got to give them a try – you usually find them refrigerated in the produce section where you find tofu. They work just like a lasagna noodle in these cupcakes, without the hassle of having to boil noodles Mexican Version: Use shredded Cheddar or Tex-Mex Cheddar cheese instead of the mozzarella. Add ½ cup salsa, 2/3 cup canned kidney beans (drained and rinsed), 2 tbsp chili powder and 1 tsp ground cumin to the meat sauce. Greek Version: Use crumbled feta cheese instead of the mozzarella. Add 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves or Italian seasoning and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon to the meat sauce.

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He Sells Alongside Many Brothers! MARCH 13, 2018 • 1:00 PM BARRHEAD AG BARN, AB

BLI ELECTRIC 708E

SIRE: R PLUS HITMAN 4194B DAM: LAZY BAR B BOONY 6A 2ND IN CLASS AT FARM FAIR 2017

View Catalogue Online @

www.cattlemanagement.ca

ON OFFER: 30 SIMMENTAL BULLS - RED , BLACK AND FULLBLOOD 70 RED AND BLACK ANGUS BULLS

Sons Sell!

BLI COCAINE 503C

Sons Sell!

BLI RED ADDICTION 224Z

Special Thanks to our 2017 Buyers and Bidders! Your Support is Greatly Appreciated! Barclay & Michelle Smith & Family (780) 305 - 6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com 79


KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK SAJ SIMMENTALS

KNTZ 15E

SAJ 104C

KNTZ 19E

SAJ 24D

KNTZ 30E

SAJ 14D

Sale Managed by:

BuyAgro.com

View catalogue on www.

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19th Annual Bull Sale MARCH 13, 2018

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS - LLOYDMINSTER, SK

SMBC 1E

SMBC 27E

SMBC 19E

SMBC 12E

SMBC 33E

2017 Supreme Pen of Bulls

49th Parallel Farms Ltd. Bar Diamond Cattle Blair Capjack Bohrson Marketing Clinton Russett Crestview Farms, Irvin Carson Dale Laturnas Daryl Paulgaard David & Gerald Latendresse Dennis Boser Double R Simmentals Duane Kinnee Forever Young Cattle Co. Ltd. Garnier Ranching Inc. Holtby Farms Ltd.

Geoff, Brad & Trevor Kuntz Battleford, SK Cell: 306-441-1308 www.kuntzsimmentals.com

Thank to our 2017 bull buyers... Kevin Von Petten & 172209 Alberta Ltd. Lanco Land & Cattle Co. Inc., Ken leskow Leer's Ranching, Oscar Leer Lorne Bertoia Louis Watt Marty Hatchard Maxwell Simmentals Nolara c/o Larry Vansickle North Central Livestock North Creek Simmentals Nothing Barred Ranch, Roy Graham Owen Brodbin Perdue Ranching Corp. Pinder Farms

Blair & Stephanie McIntosh Maymont, SK Blair’s Cell: 306-441-7755

Plenty View Simmentals Rainbow River Simmentals Ray Jacula Farms Ltd. Rob Bannerman Rusylvia Cattle Co., Ken Pashulka Sand Ridge Ranch, Burton Friesen Sky West Simmentals, Riley Edwards & Joanne Heisler Spornitz Farms Inc. Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Sunny Valley Simmentals, Wayne & Linda Libke Tim McVicar Usborne Grazing Wapiti Consulting Services Ltd. Westman Farms Ltd., Murray Westman

Stuart & Jamie Jamieson Edam, SK 306-342-7880

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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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La race Simmental a tant à offrir !

onne Année et bienvenue à la première édition en 2018 de la revue Commercial Country. Nous entreprenons une nouvelle année qui s’annonce prometteuse, toutefois il serait bon de revenir une dernière fois sur notre 50e anniversaire de la race Simmental au Canada. Au cours de l’année 2017, plusieurs évènements se sont tenus de la Colombie Britannique jusqu’aux Maritimes afin de célébrer nos cinquante années de succès au Canada. Lors de ces évènements, ce fut intéressant de rencontrer des éleveurs Simmental ayant été associés avec la race depuis plusieurs années et qui ont été témoins des changements au niveau de la race. Plusieurs d’entre eux mentionnaient comment la popularité de la race Simmental avait augmenté auprès des producteurs commerciaux partout au Canada et on a entendu plus d’une fois le commentaire suivant “La race Simmental a fait beaucoup de progrès depuis 1967.” Pour tous ceux d’entre vous qui débutent en production bovine ou bien qui utilisent la génétique Simmental depuis peu, cela peut vous paraître surprenant que la race Simmental n’ait pas toujours été aussi populaire, ou si vous voulez bien reçue par les producteurs commerciaux autant qu’elle est de nos jours. En fait, à une époque, les bovins possédant la génétique Simmental étaient difficiles à vendre, et ils étaient souvent vendus à rabais comparativement aux autres races. Alors que la race Simmental s’était bien établie au Canada durant les années 1970’s, au cours des deux décennies suivantes, certains éleveurs avaient perdu de vue les aspects pratiques et fonctionnels qui étaient nécessaires ai on voulait pénétrer davantage au sein des troupeaux commerciaux du Canada. Comment les choses ont pu changer. Tout au long de l’automne 2017, la demande était très forte pour des veaux croisés Simmental, lesquels obtenaient des primes. Le prix des veaux en 2017 a été bien meilleur que ce que plusieurs personnes pensaient, et les livres en plus pour les veaux croisés Simmental ont fait encore plus gonfler le chèque de paie des producteurs. Les livres supplémentaires pour chaque veau sont payantes et elles furent bien payées; les acheteurs assis sur les premiers bancs des encans recherchaient les veaux Simmental et ils n’hésitaient pas à payer une prime ! Pourquoi le faisait-il? Les courtiers d’animaux savent que les bons veaux croisés Simmental d’aujourd’hui s’engraissent bien, et qu’ils obtiendront le rendement et le classement de carcasse recherchés par le marché actuel. Les éleveurs Simmental ont écouté et ont appris qu’ils devaient sélectionner des types de génétiques produisant les bovins demandés par le marché.

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Cet automne, la présence de la race Simmental a été remarqué de manière spéciale lors du concours et de la vente commerciale tenus à l’Agribition de Régina. La génétique Simmental était présente dans tous les enclos des bovins et les gagnants du jugement, de même que les sujets vendus aux meilleurs prix étaient tous d’influence Simmental. Les enclos de génisses de remplacement ouvertes proclamés Grand Champion et Champion de réserve étaient des femelles croisées Simmental, et elles se sont vendues aux prix de 2900 $ et 2600 $ par tête. Dans la division des taures gestantes, les cinq taures de l’enclos déclaré Grand Champion se sont vendues 3400 $ chacune, tandis que les taures de l’enclos déclaré Champion de réserve se vendaient 3300 $ chacune. Il était particulièrement intéressant de remarquer que les taures des enclos de sujets croisés Simmental étaient saillies par des taureaux Simmental reconnus faciles au vêlage. C’est bien vrai, les producteurs font maintenant saillir leurs taures par des taureaux Simmental ou croisés Simmental ! L’automne dernier, nous avons constaté que les femelles de meilleure qualité vendues dans les autres ventes de taures commerciales ont obtenu des prix élevés, de telle sorte qu’il y avait plusieurs opportunités intéressantes pour ceux qui voulaient ajouter des femelles de qualité à leur cheptel. Une chose est claire, les qualités maternelles des femelles Simmental sont recherchées et elles permettent d’obtenir des primes. Il est tout aussi évident qu’il y a de bonnes opportunités pour utiliser des taureaux Simmental dans les troupeaux d’influence britannique, afin de pouvoir vendre des génisses croisées de qualité sur le marché des femelles de remplacement. Enfin, on gagne doublement avec les gains élevés réalisés par les bouvillons en engraissement ! Tel qu’on fut témoin l’automne dernier un peu partout au pays, la qualité est bien rémunérée dans tous les segments de la production bovine, et il n’y a jamais eu meilleur temps que maintenant pour avoir plus de livres de veaux à vendre. On reconnait que la manière la plus efficace et rentable d’accroitre les livres de poids passe par les croisements, et aucune autre race n’offre autant de possibilités d’augmenter les profits des producteurs de bœuf que la race Simmental. Que vous soyez à la recherche d’un groupe de femelles de remplacement de qualité, ou que vous ayez besoin d’un taureau qui ajoutera des livres de gain tout en offrant de la facilité de vêlage et d’autres qualités, veuillez communiquer avec un éleveur Simmental afin de découvrir comment la race Simmental pourrait vous faire profiter de ses avantages-découvrez pourquoi aucune autre race n’offre autant !


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14th Annual

KULY K S I M M EN TAL S

BUL L SALE

March 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM North Central Livestock Vermilion, Alberta

RUK 15E

RUK 117E RUK 35E

RUK 124E RUK 57E

KULYK SIMMENTALS

RR #1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3

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Richard Kulyk res. 306.445.5545 cell: 306.441.9238 rkulyk@sasktel.net

35 years of raising quality Simmentals Check our website for sale offering & catalogue:

www.kulyksimmentals.ca Ad by

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Saturday March 17, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. at the farm 50 Bulls on offer

Catalogue & Videos will be available end of February

www.fermegagnoninc.com

Fullblood Simmental ~ Purebred Simmental ~ Black Angus ~ Charolais Semen Tested~Carcass Data Available ~ Good Selection Of Off Age Bulls

Yves C: 514-952-6200

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Selling 70 Simmental yearling and two year old bulls

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 info@scissorscreekcattle.com

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C: 306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2938 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Sun Rise Simmentals Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 cuss@sasktel.net

Swan Lake Farms

Greg Goudy P: 306-457-2959 C: 306-457-7730 simmentalman@hotmail.com

View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

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Wheatland Circuit Breaker 325A

Swan Lake Big Red 85B

30 Bulls Sell from these Powerhouses in the

IPU Bridgestone 299Y

Thank You Jeff Kobitz John Kobitz Mike Winnichyn Inglis Cattle Farm Labatte Simmentals Vincent Boisvert Sentes Farm Ferme Canland Inc. Goldridge Farming Inc.

to our 2017 Bull Buyers T&T Caswell Farms Ltd. Doug Baumgartner Rodney Baumgartner Century Lane Farms Larry Konan Brian Pugh John & Roslyn Duek

Doug & Joan Kutcher Dennis Demmigneault Ferme Erisa Inc. Carson & Linda Bender Har-J Cattle Co. Allan Hutton Lee & Cindy Peterson Ronald Cormier S&S Simmentals

...and to our 2017 Female Buyers Randy James

Scissor Creek Simmentals Greg Goudy | Box 357 | Stoughton, Saskatchewan S0G 4T0 Phone: (306) 457-2959 | Cell: (306) 457-7730 Brandon Goudy | (306) 631-8818 Email: simmentalman@hotmail.com www.swanlakefarms.com

View the catalogue on Buyagro.com

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The Canadian Simmental Association introduced the Award of Excellence program this year to promote and highlight the over one thousand head that enter the show ring registered at Simmental cattle across Canada each year. The Awards of Excellence (AOE) program encourages breeders to travel between shows in different locations and provinces to show cattle as each provincial association is required to select two or three shows that will qualify for the Award of Excellence points program. Points were given based on the size of Simmental cattle entered in each show and following the final show- Canadian Western Agribition, the CSA had tabulated an Award of Excellence Show Female and Bull of the year.

Female

Animal Name

Tattoo

Registration

Owners

Qualifying Shows

Total Points

Barlee Lexi Lou 1C

EJBS 1C

1145120

Jerry Barber

Ontario Carp, Shawville, Royal, Expo Boeuf, Agribition

165

New Trend Karizma 5C

NTCC 5C

1139426

New Trend Cattle Co.

Armstrong, Olds, Lloydminster, Farmfair, Agribition

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CMS Soda Pop 425B

CMS 425B

1121295

Black Gold Simmentals

Lloydminster, Farmfair, Agribition

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Boss Lake Miss Elle 638D

SBP 638D

1178305

Boss Lake Genetics & Ty-D Livestock

Lloydminster, Olds, Farmfair, Agribition

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JF Ebonys Joy 1217Y

DONO 121Y

761248

Donovandale Farms

Ontario Carp, Shawville, Royal, Expo Boeuf

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Academy Hill Azula 5A

AHL 5A

786046

Alliance Simmental Farm

Ontario Carp, Shawville, Royal, Expo Boeuf

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Early Sunset Queen 8C

MIJ 8C

1151604

Tableland Cattle Co.

Manitoba Ag Ex, Agribition

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New Trend Class Act 3E

NTCC 3E

1205095

New Trend Cattle Co.

Olds, Armstrong, Farmfair, Agribition

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Barlee Honey Bear 1E

EJBS 1E

1191212

Jerry Barber

Ontario Carp, Royal, Expo Boeuf

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CDM Ms Dream Date 7E

HARC 7E

1205052

CDM Simmentals

Heritage Beef Classic, Royal, Exbo Boeuf

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Animal Name

Tattoo

Registration

Owners

Qualifying Shows

Total Points

KDL Dunraven Dude

KDL 14D

1174257

Dunraven Simmentals

Shawville, Ontario CARP, Royal, Expo Boeuf

131

BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D

CLNO 63D

1173662

Black Gold Simmentals/Canadian Sires

Lloydminster, Farmfair, Agribition

109

RJY Casino 11C

RJY 11C

1136595

High Country & Shelley and Ron Reich

Manitoba Ag Ex, Farmfair, Agribition

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VCL Dagger 605D

VCL 605D

1212189

Double Bar D Farms

Olds, Farmfair, Agribition

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RJY Chip 18E

RJY 18E

1194273

High Country Cattle Services

Manitoba Ag Ex, Farmfair, Agribition

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Donovandale Bailout

DONO 2E

1206265

Donovandale Farms

Shawville, Ontario CARP, Royal, Expo Boeuf

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Donovandale Carlos

DONO 31C

1178885

Donovandale Farms

Shawville, Ontario CARP, Expo Boeuf

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Donovandale Doctor Duke

DONO 26D

1187010

Donovandale Farms

Shawville, Ontario CARP, Expo Boeuf

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JT Greater Consensus 113E

JTL 113E

1208141

JT Livestock LTD

Farmfair, Armstrong, Agribiton

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Ty-Ds Witch Doctor 11E

TYD 11E

1215289

Ty-D Livestock

Lloydminster, Olds, Farmfair, Agribition

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Male

BARLEE LEXI LOU 1C - CANADIAN SIMMENTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SHOW FEMALE OF THE YEAR

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KDL DUNRAVEN DUDE - CANADIAN SIMMENTAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR


son sells This Back in Black son sells!

brothers sell

Thank you to our past buyers

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

brothers sell

TOWNVIEW FARMS :: Jaret and David Girodat & Family Box 1016 Shaunovan, SK SON 2MO H: 306.297 2252 C: 306.297.7517

Simmental & simangus bulls

WWW.BOHRSON.COM

on offer are bulls sired by: Merrit, Hoosier, JF Rancher, Absolute, Captain Black, Back In Black, Hoover Dam, & more.

+ Top cut commercialsim/angus open heifers sales management

brothers sell

www.bohrson.com

Travis & debra

larry & linda

H:306.662.5006 C:306.330.9137

H:306.662.3704 C:306.662.7638

www.hertersimmentals.com

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Featuring SIMMental bulls & Females

60 Two Year Old Bulls 12 Yearling Bulls 16 Black Cow/Calf Pairs 30 Bred Cows and Heifers 35 Open Heifers TNT Bootjack D477 Semen Packages

KEN, TREENA & HEIDI ADAIR

C: 403-575-5470 H: 403-578-4468 ken@adairranch.com

WWW.ADAIRRANCH.COM

BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR

H: 403-578-2095 bruce@adairranch.com

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Amélioration de la race

Les rouages du système BOLT Par Sean McGrath, Consultant en amélioration de la race

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lusieurs d’entre vous ont déjà entendu parler de la nouvelle technologie d’évaluation génétique qui est maintenant en développement chez notre fournisseur du service d’évaluation génétique, International Genetic Solutions (IGS). Le centre IGS effectue présentement la plupart des calculs des ÉPD des bovins Simmental du Canada, à l’aide d’un modèle d’évaluation multi-races développé il y a une vingtaine d’années à l’Université Cornell. Bien que le système actuel ait connu des mises à jour et des améliorations en fonction des nouvelles connaissances, il demeure au mieux un système de base bien entretenu, mais qui constitue en fait une vieille machine technologique. Le système BOLT présente une nouvelle alternative pour solutionner la problématique des évaluations génétiques, en possédant de nouvelles méthodes, une capacité accrue de calcul informatique, ainsi que la possibilité d’appliquer encore davantage de principes scientifiques aux évaluations génétiques. À titre d’exemple, avec l’ancien système de Cornell, lorsqu’on calculait les ÉPD surtout sur les caractères liés à la croissance chez les bovins Simmental, cela pouvait prendre environ cinq jours de temps de calcul informatique. Avec le système BOLT, on estime qu’il faudra environ vingt minutes de temps de calcul informatique si on veut effectuer le même genre d’évaluation chez le même groupe d’animaux. Si on regarde le tout en perspective, le système de Cornell a connu des améliorations au fil des ans qui l’ont fait passer d’un téléphone de table à roulette à un téléphone mural à boutons. En comparaison, le système BOLT est un nouveau IPhone. Je suis convaincu que la plupart de nos membres juniors n’ont jamais vu, ni utilisé un téléphone à roulette. Le temps est venu de passer à un niveau supérieur. Les membres pourraient très bien demander, “si le système de Cornell fonctionne, pourquoi alors devons-nous investir dans une nouvelle évaluation ?” La réponse est quelque peu compliquée, mais également très simple. Par le passé, on employait quelques pièces de données pour calculer les évaluations génétiques. Information sur la généalogie (père et mère), données brutes de performances, telles que le poids à la naissance ou au sevrage, et l’écart de ces performances avec la moyenne des groupes contemporains. On pouvait ainsi transmettre tout au plus environ de cinq à dix données de performance chez un individu, peut-être une vingtaine si le propriétaire avait fait effectuer des mesures par ultrasons et qu’il avait également mesuré des données touchant la facilité de vêlage et le poids à maturité. Le système de Cornell pouvait très bien composer avec une telle quantité de données. Puis, arrivèrent les analyses d’ADN. Lorsque vous commandez une trousse 50K auprès de l’Association Simmental du Canada, et que vous expédiez un échantillon de poils pour un animal, on obtiendra environ 50 000 pièces individuelles de données d’ADN pour cet animal. C’est comme si vous ajoutiez 50 000 données de poids au sevrage pour un animal. Rappelez-vous qu’on disait que le modèle de

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Cornell pouvait prendre cinq jours pour effectuer tous les calculs ? Si on y ajoutait 50 000 pièces d’information d’ADN pour quelques animaux, le calcul des ÉPD serait complété juste à temps dans six mois, avant qu’on soit prêt à entreprendre une prochaine évaluation. Le système BOLT possède toute la puissance informatique nous permettant d’appliquer les tous nouveaux principes scientifiques dans les évaluations, en particulier en ce qui concerne les données d’analyses de l’ADN. Avec le modèle de Cornell, on calcule les ÉPD en employant les informations généalogiques et les données de performance, puis on vient les ajuster à la hausse ou à la baisse après avoir introduit les résultats des analyses d’ADN. Le système BOLT utilise directement les résultats des calculs d’ÉPD avec les données de performance et les informations généalogiques, afin de calculer précisément le mérite génétique relatif d’un animal donné. Vous pourrez entendre parler de “Une seule étape” quand on parle du BOLT, et c’est exactement ce que cela veut dire. On fait ainsi tous les calculs mathématiques simultanément pour les informations généalogiques, les performances et les données sur l’ADN, au lieu de l’ancienne méthode où les données d’ADN étaient employées après que les ÉPD aient été calculés. Avec le système BOLT, le premier nouveau caractère publié touchera la fertilité à long terme et il s’agit là d’un bon exemple de l’utilité de ce système. La nouvelle évaluation de la longévité a été développée à partir de travaux de recherche effectués dans le cadre du projet des innovations de l’Association Simmental du Canada. Le modèle employé pour évaluer la longévité fait appel à de nouveaux concepts scientifiques, permettant ainsi de calculer une meilleure prédiction de la longévité ou de la fertilité à long terme qu’avec l’ancien modèle. Auparavant, l’évaluation de la longévité était mesurée comme étant le succès ou l’échec qu’une vache puisse atteindre un certain âge dans le troupeau. Si une vache était éliminée à l’âge de cinq ans, cela constituait un échec, alors que cela pouvait être une réussite qu’elle demeure jusqu’à l’âge de six ans. Par contre, elle recevait le même mérite qu’une réforme à l’âge de six ans même si elle demeurait dans le troupeau jusqu’à l’âge de dix ans. Avec la nouvelle méthodologie, les vaches se voient accorder du crédit pour leurs veaux au fur et à mesure qu’elles demeurent dans le troupeau. En d’autres mots, une vache de cinq ans recevra davantage de crédit qu’une vache de trois ans, mais moins qu’une vache de dix ans. Le système BOLT peut mieux différencier les écarts du potentiel génétique pour la longévité. De plus, le système permet maintenant d’inclure directement les informations sur l’ADN. Par le passé, si on voulait connaître les probabilités qu’une vache avait de rester dans le troupeau avec une vêlage régulier, on devait attendre plusieurs années et on devait enregistrer toutes les données concernant ces vêlages. Maintenant, on peut recueillir un échantillon d’ADN d’une femelle bien avant qu’elle ait eu un veau, et on aura alors une très bonne source d’information nous permettant de connaître son potentiel à demeurer une vache productive


dans le troupeau. En réalité, par rapport à la longévité, on obtient autant d’informations à partir de l’échantillon d’ADN que si on avait eu à attendre la naissance de plusieurs veaux. En tant qu’éleveurs, cela nous permet de sauver des années dans notre processus de sélection, procurant ainsi des bénéfices plus rapidement à nos clients. Avec le projet conduit pas l’ASC et qui fournit l’épine dorsale pour l’évaluation de la longévité par le système BOLT, cela représente la première évaluation multi-races de l’industrie bovine, réalisée en une seule étape, de la fertilité à long terme chez une vache. Le système BOLT possède notamment une composante essentielle, soit sa capacité à mieux caractériser la quantité de “données utiles » qui sont incluses dans les ÉPD d’un animal. Ceci est exprimé par la valeur de précision. Par le passé, la précision était calculée en tant qu’un estimé du volume et de la qualité des données incluses dans le calcul des ÉPD d’un animal. Bien que cela nous fournissait une assez bonne idée de la fiabilité d’un ÉPD (soit le risqué associé avec l’utilisation de l’animal pour l’élevage), il demeurait un estimé et il pouvait parfois conduire à venir fausser notre niveau de confiance pour l’utilisation d’un sujet donné dans notre programme. La précision est calculée directement pas le nouveau système BOLT. Cela est rendu possible grâce à la grande capacité de calcul informatique et par la méthodologie employée. Il pourrait arriver que les éleveurs Simmental constatent que la valeur de précision semble avoir diminuer, toutefois la nouvelle valeur de précision représente une bien meilleure mesure directe du volume et de la qualité des données ayant contribué au calcul de l’ÉPD d’un animal. Cela nous permet donc d’évaluer bien plus efficacement le niveau de risque associé avec l’utilisation d’un animal dans notre programme. C’est peut-être un peu difficile à croire, mais la nouvelle valeur de précision calculée et étant plus basse nous fournit en fait un meilleur outil de gestion des risques qu’auparavant avec les valeurs précédentes qui surestimaient le niveau de précision. Étant donné que le système BOLT est en mesure de faire des calculs beaucoup plus rapides, notre objectif dans le futur est de réaliser des évaluations plus fréquentes d’ÉPD. Cela veut dire que si on trouve des erreurs, comme par exemple le mauvais père qui aurait été saisi, et bien la généalogie et l’ÉPD pourraient être corrigés plus vite que si on avait à attendre la prochaine évaluation dans six mois. Cela veut aussi dire que de nouvelles données de performance pourraient être ajoutées en continu. Vous avez manqué la date limite pour les poids au sevrage. Pas de problème, il y aura une prochaine évaluation dans un couple de semaines. Cela veut également dire qu’il sera possible d’ajouter continuellement de nouvelles données de résultats d’analyses d’ADN dans le système BOLT, tout en nous permettant aussi d’ajouter autant d’informations de performance rapidement sur un animal, au fur et à mesure qu’elles seront disponibles. Alors que nous avançons avec ce projet, il y aura d’autres informations publiées au sujet du BOLT, et il est planifié que nous allons graduellement implanter l’évaluation BOLT pour tous les caractères importants. Le système est actuellement dans une phase de testage à la fois pour l’entrée des données et l’analyse des résultats. D’un point de vue pratique, cela veut dire que les ÉPD vont être calculés plus rapidement, tout en utilisant davantage d’informations, faisant en sorte que l’évaluation fournira périodiquement une bien meilleure évaluation du mérite génétique relatif d’un animal. Les résultats seront encore des ÉPD. Ces ÉPD seront à toutes fins pratiques les mêmes outils que vous connaissez déjà, et qui seront exprimés dans les mêmes unités que vous connaissez. Un ÉPD du poids au sevrage de 60 correspondra toujours à une valeur de 10 livres de plus qu’un ÉPD de 50, toutefois il sera calculé avec beaucoup plus d’informations. En utilisant plus d’informations, certains animaux verront leur ÉPD changer, mais la plupart des animaux conserveront le même rang au sein de la population. Surveillez la publication au cours des prochains mois des évaluations avec BOLT, et s’il-vous-plait n’ayez pas peur de poser des questions quand vous prendrez connaissance des résultats.

SIMMENTAL BULL SALE Friday March 16, 2018

At the Ranch, Stony Plain, AB, 1 PM

Selling 60 Simmental & Max Bulls

Bulls are bred for Predictability

Our Bulls are Raised & Managed like Commercial Cattle

Measured Results... Are our

CUSTOMER’S success.

Visit with us...

Keith 780-915-3969

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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RUN AWAY

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SIRE: MRL CAPINE 130B DAM: COME AS U R ROSE 340A

C OME A S U R

COM E A S U R

SCREAM 632D

WINCHESTER

UPCOMING DONOR

BLACKSAND

32E

SIRE: COME AS U R RED ROCKET 29A DAM: MRL MISS 3323A

2 8 E CO M E A S U R

SIRE: MRL CAPONE 130B DAM: COME AS U R MIA 422B

COME AS U R

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LINNETTE 934W

DONOR COW

RED CLASSIC

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MRL

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SONS SELL

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GenetiC DeStination 8th annual Bull Sale

Guest Consignor Diamond R Stock Farms - Brad & Jayne Rutten, Wawota, SK.

March 27, 2018

on the farm

Grenfell, SK

• Slowly Developed on Forage Ration for Longevity • Calving ease, Beautiful Udder Quality, Natural Performance • Above average EPD profiles • Sight Unseen Purchase Program

Bulls Designed with the Commercial Man In Mind!

Black Simmental

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Red Simmental

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Black Maine

Red & Black Simmental, Maine-anjou & Charolais Yearling & two-Year oldBulls

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

Red & Black Simmental & Maine-Anjou

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Rocket 6E

CHAMPION BULL CALF Swift Current Pen Show Sire: Come As U R Red Rocket

DS: KBSR Easy Money R3

Riddler 48E

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Swift Current Pen Show Sire: LFE The Riddler 323B

DS: LFE Mr Lewis 462P

... SONS FROM THESE GREAT PRODUCERS SELL IN THE SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE BULL SALE ...

Storm 42B

Sarah 6U

Son by 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X

Tumbler 15X

Son by TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640

Anita 224A

Son by Double Bar D Motley 412C

Son by IPU 68M Horizon 137B

Storm 11X Son by NCB Cobra 47Y

Isabella 3U Son by MRL Capone 130B

Also some Purebred Red & Black as well as Simmental Angus Cross bulls sell by Private Treaty. Contact us for more Information. Darby, Sarah, Isabella & Mackayla Delorme Box 36, Robsart, Sk., S0N 2G0 Home: (306) 299-2006 Cell: (306) 662-7993 Email: boundaryranch@sasktel.net

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Purebred Simmentals and 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!

Our past sales have been a tremendous success and we would like to thank the buyers, bidders and interest in our programs!

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

Watch for full catalogue listing on

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Sale Representatives Ben Wright 519-374-3335 Carl Wright 519-369-7489

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2018 Private Treaty Bull Sale At the Farm - Kinistino, SK

Purebred Red & Black Simmental Bulls Thank You to our 2017 Bull Buyers!

Timm Cattle Co.

Spruce Grove Cattle Co.

Darrel & Jenna Timm & Family (306) 864-7322 (306) 864-7944 timmcattleco@sasktel.net

Bruce Holmquist (639) 314-4613 Paige Holmquist (306) 864-7661

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Find Dwayne Martin - Field Representative at your local Alberta Bull Congress and shows!

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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

www.sasksimmental.com

Congratulations to

Spring Creek Ranch 2017 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year!

2017 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year Andy Hofer and Ken Hofer accepting the Farm Sign on behalf of Spring Creek Ranch

Simmental Genetics

Excel in the Fall Commercial Shows & Sales! Grand Champion of Open Replacement Heifers - Sentes Farms

Congratulations to all exhibitors of Simmental influenced cattle at:

Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers - Blairswest Land & Cattle

Edam Fall Fair Yorkton Harvest Showdown and Canadian Western Agribition on strong shows & sales last fall! Reserve Grand Champion of Open Replacement Heifers - Blairswest Land & Cattle

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers - Westman Farms

Supreme Champion Pen of Bulls - Bull Pen Alley - McIntosh Livestock

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President: Don Godfrey, PE Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Kerwin Delong, NS Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE CSA Director: Frank Robblee, PE

Maritime Simmental Association Annual General Meeting

 To be held in January 2018  Date and location to be announced on our MSA Website and Facebook page

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Look for Simmental consignments on April 7, 2018 at the Maritime Beef Test Station in Nappan, NS.

MYSA Board of Directors

President: Connor Morse, NS Vice President: Jake Matheson, PE Treasurer: Melanie Delong, NS Secretary: Jessie Swinamer, NS Directors: Dereck Sanderson, PE Olivia Hiltz, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Creamer, NS

www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com

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Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction 2017 Purchasers of the #1 - 50th Anniversary Buckle Donated by Canadian Simmental Association Kelly Ashworth Larry Barkley Brian Bouchard Roger Deeg Bruce Holmquist Barb Judd Marlin LeBlanc Ken Lewis

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YCSA Leadership Conference is back with a new name!

TEAM Conference TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE February 22-24, 2018 Calgary, AB Thursday February 22 Registration Opening Remarks & Introductions Brenda Schoepp “The Travelers Notebook: Inspiring stories of ag from around the world and why a global perspective matters” “Value Based Leadership – How to embark on your leadership journey” Cody Creelman "My Story - schooling, challenges, practice, view on cattle industry" Archery Tag

Friday February 23 Beef Center of Excellence & Beef Cattle Research Council Career Panel Marty Seymour "Limit Testing" Young Cattlemen’s Council – Presenter TBA Supper and Bowling

Saturday February 24 Tour of Davis Rairdan Embryo Transplants Wrap Up & Evaluations Lunch & Dismissal

Register online www.simmental.com Open to youth 14-25 years of age You do not need to be a YCSA member to attend YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske (306)291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com

TEAM Chairperson Paige Holmquist (306)864-7661 p.holmquist@hotmail.com

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ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

ryan_gylander@hotmail.com

1.780.621.2737

Simmeron Ranch Martin Skaret 1-56021 RGE. RD. 261 Sturgeon County Alberta, T8R 0V9 Ph: 780-939-3248 Cell: 780 913 7963 mskaret@xplornet.com www.simmeronranch.ca

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Shane & Shannon Wolfe and family Site 11, Box 47, RR 1 SUNDRE, AB T0M 1X0 PHONE & FAX (403) 556-8584 e-mail: wolfepack@airenet.com www.wolfesfleckvieh.ca

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

Where only 2 year old bulls sell

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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 & Krista Erixon Box 156 Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0

306-270-2893

Red & Black Simmentals

www.erixonsimmentals.com

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

Lee (306) 928-4820 Fax (306) 928-2143 The Stamp Of Quality Simmental Genetics For Over 40 Years

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Ray Comier PO Box 141 LaSalle, Manitoba R0G 1B0 Ph: (204) 736 - 2608 Cell: (204) 782 -1191 Fax: (204) 736 - 4654 Email: r.r.comier@xplornet.com Website: www.riverbankfarms.com Red & Black with Fleckvieh Influence

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Purebred Red & Black Simmentals

Tyler, Jen, Emma, Margaret Brooks 142 Clarke Rd. • Paris, ON N3L 3E1 • 519.770.9664

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23401 Big Bend Rd. Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0 Ron & Linda 519.695.6124 Mike & Melissa 226.268.0520

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Herdsman, Jay Hiltz (Cell) 902-277-1102

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ABC Cattle Co.....................................122

Crossroad Farms.....................38, 39, 122

Grindell Farms.......................................32

MacKenzie Cattle Company................120

Adair Ranch................................... 95, 118

Curtis Simmentals.................................78

H.S. Knill Company Ltd.......................129

Mader Ranches.......................16, 17, 120

Alameda Agencies Ltd.........................128

Czech-Mate Livestock............. 82, 83, 118

Hairy Hill Cattle Co.............................. 119

Maple Key Farm..................................126

Albrecht Farms......................................46

Daines Cattle.......................................108

Hall’s Cattle Co......................................78

Mappin Simmentals...............................74

Alliance Simmental Farms...................125

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd....129

Hannah Simmentals............................ 119

Mar Mac Farms.............................67, 125

Alta Genetics.......................................129

Deeg Simmental............................ 68, 118

Hart Simmentals....................................28

Masterfeeds.........................................128

Anchor D Ranch...................... 14, 15, 118

DeQuier Farms......................................62

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

Mavy Farms Inc.....................................74

Applecross Cattle Co................... 100, 118

Destiny Simmentals.............................125

Harvie Ranching.................................. 119

Maxwell Simmentals............................120

Arrow Creek Simmentals.......................75

Diamond B Simmentals...................33, 36

Herter Simmentals.................................93

McCormack Family Ranch..........103, 123

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.........59, 122

Diamond M Ranch.................................30

High Bluff Stock Farm..........................124

MCG Simmentals................................120

Aumack Simmentals............................122

Diamond T Simmentals....................... 119

High Country Cattle Services.............. 119

McIntosh Livestock..................80, 81, 123

B Bar C Simmentals..............................32

Don Heggie Simmentals...................... 119

Hi-Tech Farms.....................................126

McManus Simmentals.........................125

Bar CL Livestock................................. 118

Donovandale Farms............................125

Hoegl Livestock...................................123

McMillen Ranching Ltd..................55, 123

Beagle Simmentals.............................. 118

Dora Lee Genetics...............................125

Indian River Cattle Co.........................126

Meadow Acres Farms....................21, 123

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals......... 43, 118

Dorran Marketing Inc...........................128

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd....129

MI Simmentals...............................74, 120

Big Johnson Charolais...........................64

Dorran, Steve......................................128

Janzen Ranches............................ 27, 119

Mitchell Cattle Co................................ 118

Big Rock Simmentals.......................... 118

Double Bar D Farms....................2, 3, 122

JayDawn Farms.....................................70

Moonshine Simmentals.........................32

Black Gold Simmental Ltd...............72, 73

Double G Simmentals..................106, 122

Jaymarandy Livestock...........................62

Muirhead Cattle Co..............................123

Black River Farms...............................125

Downey Farms....................................124

Jayshaw Simmentals.............................52

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

BlackSand Cattle Company.................124

Dunc’s Cattle Co..................................126

Jetstream Livestock.............................126

New World Simmental...........................32

Blushrose Simmental Farm...........69, 122

Dwayann Simmentals..........................126

JNR Farms.................................. 100, 119

Nolara Farms.......................................120

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

Eagle Ridge Simmentals..................... 119

JP Cattle Co..........................................49

North Creek Simmentals.....................123

.......... 8, 9, 10, 11, 48, 68, 72, 73, 93, 129

Early Sunset Ranch.............................102

June Rose Charolais...........................106

North Hill Simmentals..........................120

Boisvert Simmental................................76

East Poplar Simmentals......................123

Keato Meadow Simmentals......... 100, 119

O Double E Simmentals................46, 120

Bonchuck Farms..................................124

Eberspacher Enterprises Inc.................28

Keet Simmentals.................................106

O’Brien Farms.....................................126

Boomer Creek Livestock.....................125

Edge, Dean..........................................128

Kin Kin Cattle Co................................. 119

O’Grady Steel......................................128

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

EDN Simmentals.................................123

Kindred Spirit Cattle Co.........................78

Oakview Simmentals.......................88, 92

............................................6, 7, 104, 129

Edwards Angus......................................78

KSL/Big Sky Simmentals.......................46

Oberg, Don..........................................128

Boundary Ranch..........................105, 122

Elliott Simmentals..................................32

Kulyk Simmentals..................................86

OH Kay Farms.....................................100

Bova-Tech Ltd......................................129

Elm Tree Farms...................................126

Kuntz Simmental Farm............80, 81, 123

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.......120

Bow Valley Genetics............................129

Erixon Simmentals.................................47

Kuzio Farms..........................................45

Oslanski Simmental Farms..................120

Brooksland Farms...............................125

Erixon Simmentals...............................123

LaBatte Simmentals......................21, 123

Outback Cattle Co.................................74

BS Ranch............................................ 118

Fallen Timber Farms........................... 118

Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals.............100

Outlaw Cattle Company.........................31

Cameo Farms........................................32

Ferme BMS...........................................76

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals...............106, 123

Parkhill Ranches............................74, 120

Canadian Bull Congress......................128

Ferme Gagnon Farm.....................87, 127

Lazy S Ranch................................ 23, 119

Pearson Simmentals...........................120

Canadian Cattlemen............................129

Ferme Sibelle Fleck...............................76

Leewood Ranch.....................................45

Perkin Land & Cattle Co........................88

Carey, Brent.........................................128

Foley Simmentals................................126

Lewis Farms.......................... 20, 119, 136

Perrot Cattle Co...................................101

Cattle Cures.........................................128

Fore See Cattle Co................................52

Little Willow Creek Ranch....................123

Peters Simmental................................133

Chitik Farms..........................................53

Genex Cooperative, Inc.......................129

Lobster Point Farms............................127

Pheasantdale Cattle Co.................48, 123

Circle G Simmental & Angus............... 118

Giebelhaus Simmentals.........................32

Lockhart Valley Simmentals..................54

Phillips Farms......................................127

City View Simmentals..........................122

GJR Simmentals..................................123

Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd.............128

Pine Creek Simmentals.......................120

Clearwater Simmentals................. 61, 118

Glasman Farms.....................................40

Lone Stone Farms......................... 42, 119

Porter Ranches........................35, 97, 120

Come As U R Simmentals...................101

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...........128

Luv-N-It Cattle Company..................... 119

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd....................89, 90

Continental Livestock Services, LLC.....26

Gravandale Simmentals......................126

M & J Farms..................................40, 125

R & R Acres...........................................25

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.......................125

Grinalta Farms......................... 32, 33, 119

M & R Cattle Company..................37, 120

Rafter 4T Farms....................................51


Rainbow River Simmentals...................94

SIBL Simmentals...................................79

Sullivan Simmentals............................127

TSN Livestock.....................................125

Rancier Farms.........................18, 19, 121

SilverSmith Farms.........................74, 121

Sully’s Farm.........................................126

Twin Brae Simmentals.........................125

RDG Simmentals.................................121

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals........121

Sun Rise Simmentals....................89, 124

Twin Meadow Livestock.........................62

Red Top Livestock...............................100

Skeels, Dan.........................................128

Sun Star Simmentals.....................77, 121

Twin Oak Livestock................................62

Red Willow Ranch Ltd.....................72, 73

Skor Simmentals...........................66, 121

Arntzen Angus.......................................77

Tymarc Livestock.................................121

Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................107, 126

Skyridge Farms.....................................62

Sunny Valley Simmentals..............65, 124

Ultra Livestock.................................82, 83

Rendezvous Farms.............................125

Skywest Simmentals...........................100

Suter Silverado Simmentals................106

Verleysen Farms..................................122

Rich Simmentals....................................32

Snider Cattle Co....................................45

Swan Lake Farms....................89, 90, 124

Virginia Ranch.....................................122

Riskan Hope Farm.................................78

South Holden Simmentals.....................77

Swantewitt Simmentals.................71, 121

W2 Farms............................................124

River Point Cattle Co...........................126

South Seven Farms...............................50

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd..............22, 30, 32,

W2 Land & Cattle................................122

Riverbank Farms.................................125

Southpaw Cattle Company..................121

40, 49, 58, 62, 78, 80, 81, 89, 98, 99, 129

Weldehaven Farms.............................127

RKT Simmentals....................................85

Spring Creek Simmentals..............22, 124

The Register........................................127

Wells Crossing Cattle Company..........121

Robb Farms.........................................124

Spring Lake Simmentals......................121

Timberlind Auctions.......................36, 128

Westway Farms Ltd.......................68, 122

Robson Acres......................................126

Spruce Grove Cattle Co......................109

Timm Cattle Co....................................109

Wheatland Cattle Company.............98, 99

Rosebud Simmentals..........................121

Spruce View Acres................................32

TNT Simmentals....................................29

Wilcox Simmental..................................62

R-Plus Simmentals................................58

Starwest Farms...........................100, 121

Todd Simmentals.................................127

Wild Oak Farms...................................127

Rust Mountain View Ranch...........13, 127

Steen Agencies....................................128

Transcon Livestock Corp..........27, 42, 43,

Windy Knoll Farm................................127

Ruzicka Farms/Rolly Acres Farms........77

Stewart Cattle Co. Ltd...........................49

46, 60, 61, 66, 74, 88, 100, 106, 129, 135

WJ Simmentals..............................64, 122

SAJ Simmentals......................80, 81, 124

Stewart Simmentals.............................126

Trevor’s Cowpix...................................129

WLB Livestock.....................................131

Saugeen Acres....................................121

Stock, Mark..........................................128

Tri K Cattle.............................................46

Wolfe Farms........................................122

Scissors Creek Cattle Co................89, 90

Stockmens Insurance..........................128

Triple R Simmentals..............................88

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh.................................122

Semex.................................................134

Stone Simmentals.........................41, 121

Triple Rose Simmentals......................127

Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds......................125

Seven-M Livestock..............................121

Storebo Farms.............................106, 124

Tryon Simmentals................................127

XRC Simmentals.................................124

Severtson Land & Cattle Co..................63

WLB LIVESTOCK YOUR SOURCE FOR SUPERIOR SEEDSTOCK

2018 BEEF BULL SALE March 20 Douglas, Manitoba At the farm

55 Black/Red/Blaze faced Simmental Beef Bulls sell!

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His first calves can be seen at Lewis Farms and WLB. Flush brothers sell!

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What’s Happening January Jan. 1 February Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Jan. 13 Sim Magic on Ice - Volume 10 Denver, CO Jan. 15 The One Simmental Sale XXV Denver, CO Jan. 25-27 Camrose Bull Congress Camrose, AB Jan. 26 Lazy S Ranch 49th Annual Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Jan. 27 McQuantock “Canada’s Bull” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Jan. 29 The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale DLMS

February

Feb. 3 R & R Acres 17th Annual Beefmaker Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Feb. 3 Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 4 Hartman Cattle Company Simmental Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Feb. 8 Rust Mountain View Ranch 7th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 8 Janzen Ranches 25th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Feb. 8 Hart Simmentals Power Bull Sale Frederick, SD Feb. 9 Anchor D Ranch Genetic Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 9 TNT Simmentals 33rd Annual “Genetic Explosion” Bull Sale Almont, ND Feb. 10 Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND Feb. 11 Diamond M Ranch 7th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Feb. 13 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Feb. 14 Outlaw Cattle Co. 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Feb. 16 Mader Ranches 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Feb. 17 Circle G Simmental/Angus and P&H Bull and Horse Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 17 Timberlind Auctions 10th Annual Bull Sale Buck Creek, AB Feb. 18 Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Feb. 19 Select Opportunity 4th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 19 Rendezvous Farms 14th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Feb. 21 Crossroad Farms 12th Annual Bull & Female Sale Shell Lake, SK Feb. 21 M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Feb. 22 Robb/Hoegl 13th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 22 6th Annual BullRush Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 22 - 24 2nd Annual YCSA Leadership Conference Calgary, AB Feb. 23 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Feb. 24 Lewis Farms 33rd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Feb. 25 Triangle Stock Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale Glenevis, AB Feb. 26 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Feb. 26 Muirhead Cattle Co 16th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Feb. 26 Ranchman’s 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Feb. 27 Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK Feb. 27 Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB

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Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Clavet, SK Herd Master 23rd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB

Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12

Pheasantdale 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co./ Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale McAuley, MB Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest Meadow Acres Farm, 38th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK 13th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale Brandon, MB SilverSmith/Mappin Simmentals Bull Sale Veteran, AB McMillen Ranching 24th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Lockhart Valley Simmentals 14th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals 11th Annual Sale Stavely, AB Ontario Simmental Association AGM Peterborough, ON R Plus Simmentals 18th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch 15th Annual Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle 25th Annual Bull Sale with Guest Trendsetter Livestock Innisfail, AB Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar Mac Farms Red Angus, Black Angus & Simmental Bull & Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 16th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Westway Farms & Deeg Simmental 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB In Pursuit of Perfection Simmental & Angus 13th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB Blushrose Simmental Farm’s 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Next Generation 5th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Early Sunset Ranch Only the Good Ones Sell Production Sale Edam, SK Rebel of West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Place Your Bets 12th Annual Bull Sale Veteran, AB South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK

March


Mar. 13 9th Annual Harvie Ranching Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 13 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 13 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 19th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 13 On Target Bull & Female Sale Barrhead, AB Mar. 14 Ultra & Czech-Mate Livestock Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 14 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 16 Family Tradition Simmental & Charolais Bull Sale Inglis, MB Mar. 16 Porter Ranches Simmental Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Mar. 16 Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Mar. 17 14th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Mar. 17 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 19th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Mar. 17 Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 17 Hwy 16 West Multi Breed Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 17 Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 19 Maple Lake Stock Farm Kick Off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB Mar. 20 WLB Livestock’s Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar. 20 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 20 Cityview Simmentals/ Ivanhoe Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 21 Rainbow River Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Fisher Branch, MB Mar. 21 Adair Ranch 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale Provost, AB

Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 31 Mar. 31

Herter Simmentals “Paint ‘em Black” 3rd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Wheatland Focus on the Future 14th Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Anchor B & Carpenter 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Come As U R/ Perrot Cattle 1st Annual Bull Sale Alameda, SK Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Riverstone Cattle Co Bull Sale Olds, AB McCormack Family Ranch Annual Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Mid Western Ontario Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Hanover, ON

Apr. 1 Apr. 7 Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 12 Apr. 14

Spring Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Maritime Beef Test Station Bull Sale Nappan, NS Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Daines Cattle 23rd Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

April

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$

CAJS SWEET EMOTION 42Z JM STEEL MY HEART

OWNER: BRUHN FARMS & SCHAAKE FARMS

BOUNTY HUNTER 0200SM30721 WLB BOUNTY HUNTER 365C LFE RANCHER 396U

LFE BOUNTY 3118Z

LFE BS KEEPSAKE 158S LFE THE DARK NIGHT 350U

REG. # 1142666 CE

BW

WW

YW

15.5

0.0

62.5

93.8

2

5

65

55

MCE

MTL

Milk

15.7

48.5

17.2

1

95

95

35

$

LFE BS MARY 26A

LFE BS MARY 25U

OWNER: WLB LIVESTOCK & SEMEX ALLIANCE

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

KUNTZ MARSHALL 12Y

TIMBER WENDY 3W MUIRHEAD’S KOSMO 27N

PEACOCK’S NETTIE 23Y

REG. # 794268 CE

BW

WW

YW

24.3

-4.7

59.0

94.5

80

50

1

1

MCE

MTL

Milk

17.8

61.7

32.2

1

30

15

30

$

MUIRHEAD NETTIE 5W

OWNER: BONCHUK FARMS & SEMEX ALLIANCE

GUERRERO

0200SM30340 FGAF GUERRERO 810Y OVERHALL HIVY

FGAF SELDOM 835L

RAJ MS ARNOLD 21F ANCHOR “T” LEGEND 7H

NOSSATERRA REAL WISH 69U GIBBY’S RORY 25R

OWNER: SEMEX ALLIANCE

www.semex.com 134

REG. # 748277 CE

BW

WW

YW

10.4

3.0

64.0

86.3

15

35

60

75

MCE

MTL

Milk

5.2

63.7

31.7

80

20

15

30

$


135


33rd annual bull sale

February 24, 2018

A SAMPLE OF OUR EXTRA AGE 2018 SALE BULLS

LFE 3113D

LFE 3026D

LFE 314B X POKER FACE

CHUNK X BUNDI

LFE 3306D

POWER WAGON X DARK KNIGHT

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age

LFE 3184D COBRA X DREAMING RED

ANGUS

LFE 3013D

TRIUMPH X PUNK

20 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age

ANGUS

LFE 3015D

LFE 3047D

TOUR OF DUTY X IRON MOUNTAIN

LFE 3053D

SPRINGSTEEN X THE ROCK

LFE 3146D

TOUR OF DUTY X RADIANCE

LANDSLIDE X JUSTICE

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 corrie@lewisfarms.ca Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207

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