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Volume 18 Issue 1 January 2019 What’s Inside Simmental Is A Good Fit For Long-time Commercial Producers — Percyview Farms

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From the Gate Post — Simmental You Can’t Afford Not To / Simmental –Vous n’avez pas le moyen de vous en passer

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Breed Improvement — Carcass Merit / Qualités de carcasse

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Vet’s Advice — Congenital Versus Hereditary Defects of Calves

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What’s Happening

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Simmental is a good fit for long-time commercial producers Even with later calving the weaning weights are still there

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Story By Lee Hart

eing able to start calving as better spring weather arrives, and still be able to achieve excellent calf weaning weights in November, is one of the main reasons the Gordon families of Percyview Farms in southern Saskatchewan have included Simmental genetics in their beef breeding program for nearly 30 years. At one-time the fourth generation farm, which was actually a dairy operation for many years before transitioning to beef starting in the mid-1960s, used to calve in January and February primarily to achieve higher weaning weights on their then mostly British-cross beef cattle. “But once we introduced Simmental genetics into our program we were eventually able to move the calving season to start about April 15,” says Grant Gordon. “So we’ve been able to calve our herd through April and May and still achieve about a 610 pound weaning average on November calves. Simmental is a good all-round breed in a cross-breeding program, but achieving that weight and efficient rate of gain on pasture is the main reason we have stayed with the breed.” Percyview Farms were recognized by the Saskatchewan Simmental Association as their 2018 Commercial Breeder of the Year for their achievements in producing an efficient, and productive commercial beef herd built around Simmental genetics. The farm is located near Kisbey in south-central Saskatchewan, on the south side of the Moose Mountains, about 90 minutes southeast of Regina. While Percyview Farms has used Simmental for about 27 years in a cross breeding program with mostly Red and Black Angus cattle, Grant Gordon says it wasn’t exactly a love-at-firstsight relationship. He recalls a frustrating first-experience with the exotic breed in the 1960s. The Simmental breed was new to Canada and a bull named Parisien, a red and white spotted Simmental, had made his name as an amazing herd sire, so the Gordons bought a Parisien son to be used as a herd sire. “Well we had more calving problems using that bull then I care to think about,” says Grant. “We got rid of him and I swore I would never have another Simmental on the place.” Years later Grant accompanied a neighbour to a bull sale at Soderglen Ranches in Alberta. Grant was actually looking for a Charolais bull, but he noticed people were showing a lot of interest in a pen of excellent looking crossbred bulls, half Simmental and half Red Angus. Grant bought a Charolais that day, but the next year he returned to Soderglen and bought one of those cross-bred bulls, promoted as being easy-calving bulls. Grant liked the growth and performance results he saw after using the crossbred on their Angus-based cowherd. Trying that halfblood bull in the 1990s eventually led to a three-quarter blood and then to fullblood bulls and they have stayed with Simmental for 27 years.

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Continued From Cover

Today, on their mixed-farming operation they run about 550 head of cows, all Red and Black Simmental/Angus-cross females, bred to red and black Simmental bulls. The beef operation also includes a 400 head backgrounding feedlot which is primarily used for their heifer calves, and depending on the year they also finish anywhere between 70 and 100 head of cull cows. They select some of the top heifers for herd replacements, but also buy about 40 head of purebred Simmental heifers each year to be used as replacements to improve the bloodlines and good disposition of the cowherd. Aside from cattle, they also produce about 10,000 acres of annual crops. There are two generations of the Gordon family running Percyview Farms today. The three brothers of the older generation are Grant and Wanda Gordon, Ron and Wendy Gordon and Larry Gordon. Joining them in the family business is Ron and Wendy’s son Kris, and Grant and Wanda’s son Troy. While Percyview Farms is in the commercial beef production business, it hasn’t completely let go of some elements of raising purebred cattle. Grant’s father at one time raised purebred Hereford and Angus cattle. Percyview Farms today continues a long-established plan of buying purebred bulls from breeders across the country, as well as refreshing part of the cowherd with purebred Simmental heifers each year. “To a large extent we have a purebred herd that we manage for commercial purposes,” says Grant. “We don’t do registrations and other paperwork, but I do keep records for each animal. I know, for example, with each calf born which bull sired that calf.” He says keeping proper records is a valuable tool in overall herd management, helping them produce very marketable calves each fall. The nomination document prepared for the commercial breeder competition point out that the Gordons appreciate the maternal qualities and the added performance that Simmental genetics offer them as commercial breeders. They have also found that the Simmental influenced cattle are more marketable and widely accepted by feeders than other breeds they have utilized in the past. They market their steers every fall usually through T.E.A.M (electronic auction) and background their heifers. All cattle are age verified, and the farm is also part of the BIXS program. They utilize the data supplied for all the cattle they market through to slaughter. They have collected years of carcass data and are very pleased with the grading and finishing results.

The heifers are all bred to Black Angus bulls and after that they are bred to Simmental bulls. They are careful to ensure that they are keeping hybrid vigour within their herd. They are strict on udders, feet and disposition and cull accordingly, every year they cull cows to maintain their numbers and bring in the replacements. The Gordons are proud of the performance achieved while maintaining quite a young cowherd. Prior to BSE, the farm was part of a replacement heifer sale, “Top Cut” and they topped the sale every year with their Simmental influenced heifers. They now sell about 20 bred heifers privately each year. “We have always believed that herd bulls are an investment and have never bought cheap bulls,” says Grant. They also run breeding fields with two to three bulls that are sired by the same bull to bring consistency to their calf crops. While their breeding program is geared toward performance, Grant says it is a herd they don’t have to babysit either. “The herd begins calving in mid-April and it is fairly close to the yard, then as we get into May they start moving out onto grass,” says Grant. “We check the cows during calving during the day, but come evening they are on their own until the next morning. We have developed a herd with very little calving difficulty.” As the cowherd completes calving they move to summer pasture. The farm has about 320 acres of developed pasture, but for most of the summer and early fall the herd grazes on “the really good native hard grass” that’s found in the Moose Mountain area, says Grant. As pasture conditions decline and winter approaches in late October and early November, Grant will provide feed for calves about two weeks before actual weaning and sale day. After weaning the cows are fed barley silage and hay, while in the backgrounding lot heifers are fed a ration that includes barley silage, protein pellets and alfalfa hay. The herd is on a silage and hay ration right up until about the middle of May when calves are processed and the herd heads out to pasture. After what might be described as a rocky start with the breed, “It is a testament to excellent breed development work the Simmental breed has done over the years,” says Grant. “These are very functional and productive cattle for commercial beef producers.”

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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

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Simmental –You Can’t Afford Not To

appy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Commercial Country for 2019. 2018 was again an interesting year for Canadian agriculture with many of us needing to again show flexibility because of weather variability through the growing and harvest seasons. Those of us who have been in the industry for several decades have seen many of these challenges before although that doesn’t make them any easier to conquer when they are now combined with a rapid pace of change along with challenges of consumer knowledge about food production. Like the Simmental breed in Canada adaptability is crucial as agriculture continues to change and evolve. For those of you who may be new to the cattle business or to using Simmental genetics, it might come as a surprise that Simmental 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. That has most certainly changed as Simmental breeders have adapted their breeding programs to better suit market demands. While many commercial cattle producers did just fine marketing their calves in the fall of 2018, some simply just sold them and experienced a reduction in the prices that they received for their calves in 2017. Top quality Simmental calves throughout the fall of 2018 still brought premiums when compared to other breeds and in some areas were bringing ten cents or more per pound more over straight British bred calves of the same weight. A “money stripe” or a blaze face on a calf brought an even larger premium as it clearly indicated Simmental influence. Given the drought and tightened feed supply, 2018 calf prices still exceeded many people’s early expectations. There were some producers who were disappointed in the late October and November sales when the number of calves going through the markets increased, however quality Simmental influenced calves brought home more dollars per head. The extra pounds on the Simm-cross calves increased the take home pay in all cases. Buyers were looking for Simmental calves and were paying a premium for them because they

know that today’s top quality Simmental influenced cattle feed very well and provide the yield and carcass size while grading to fit today’s market demands. Nowhere was the Simmental presence noticed more than at one of the highlight events last fall, the Canadian Western Agribition Commercial Cattle Show and Sale. Simmental genetics were found in almost every single pen in the barn and the majority of show winners and high sellers were Simmental influenced. While bred commercial female prices were somewhat lower this fall, premiums were paid on the top end Simmental influenced females as producers improved the quality of their herds. It was also great to see Simmental-cross heifers for sale that were bred to easy calving Simmental bulls. Yes that’s right, producers are now breeding their heifers to Simmental and Simmental-cross bulls! The maternal influence of the Simmental cow is well known and is in demand and brings a premium. It is also evident that there are many reasons for British based cowherds to use today’s Simmental bulls and retain the crossbred heifers as replacements. The weight gain that will be realized on the steer calves makes for a double win. While some traditionalists may worry about qualifying for branded beef programs such as Certified Angus Beef (CAB), they can rest easy as the black hided ones will still qualify out of black Simmental and non-diluter red and traditional Simmental bulls. There is a reason that SimmAngus has become an industry buzz-word. As we have witnessed in every part of the country, quality is still 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 heterosis 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 profit to your program while still providing calving ease and convenience, contact a Simmental breeder and discover how the Simmental advantage can benefit you!

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H Thursday, February 7, 2019 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 BENCHMARK 002F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 78 Adj WW: 835 DJF TRADEMARK D634 X BBS TRUE JUSTICE B10

HART LONG RANGE 047F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 821 WCS EL DORADO 5209C X HART BLACK LABEL U009

HART BOOMERANG 064F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 865 WCS EL DORADO 5209C X JAX 28X

HART BARRICADE 165F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled ET Act BW: 83 Adj WW: 856 BBS TRUE JUSTICE B10 X JDJ RICH AND RARE 12S

For more info or catalog:

HART SIMMENTALS

HART KEYSTONE 025F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 916 M4 BLACKSTONE X43B X GLS INTEGRATE Z3

HART COMMANDER 052F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 779 HART STATE OF WAR 056C X HART ECLIPSE 510Y

HART BOURBON 100F• PB SM

Dbl Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 92 Adj WW: 913 SFI ENOUGH SAID D3 X RS & T AMERICAN GIRL 1Y

HART BOOST 306F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 891 QB DIESEL D25 X WLB ROUGHNECK 366R 377W

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

HART WAR CRY 046F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 80 Adj WW: 769 HART STATE OF WAR 056C X WLB ROUGHNECK 366R 377W

HART FRONT LINE 056F• PB SM

Dbl Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 90 Adj WW: 808 HART STATE OF WAR 056C X WLB ROUGHNECK 366R 377W

HART COMPLETE 104F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 92 Adj WW: 842 SFE ENOUGH SAID D3 X RFS DIRECT FORCE T19

HART IRON ROD 316F• PB SM

Homo Black, Homo Polled Act BW: 87 Adj WW: 825 R&R PLATINUM D135 X HART ECLIPSE 510Y

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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Featured Lots From The 2018 Bull Sale. Request A Catalog Today!

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Diamond M Ranch

8th Annual Bull Sale February 10, 2019 At the Ranch West of Estevan, SK

“Mature Bulls Designed for Today's Cattlemen”

Plus! 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

Diamond M Ranch

Jordan, Amber,  asha, Sierra & Wyatt Mantei S PO Box 87, Estevan, SK S4A 2A2 Ph: (306) 634-2971 Jordan’s cell: (306) 421-1915 email: diamondmranch@sasktel.net

Located 1 1/2 miles west of Estevan on Hwy 39

Sale Managed By

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

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Bulls - Red, Black, Fullblood and Full Fleckvieh Simmentals - Red Angus - Red & Black Gelbvieh. Females - Purebred Red Angus + Red Angus cross heifers - Commercial bred heifers

YELLOW ROSE CATTLE Bobbi-Gayle Hosegood 403-507-1561 Roger & Linda Hosegood 403-556-0728

HAMPTON SIMMENTALS Jodi Hampton 780-777-5286

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On the Farm Falun, AB BAR M6 CATTLE Brian, Lisa & Moore Family Brian 403-357-9634, Jenaya 403-348-9856

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DIAMOND A FARMS Laine & Krista Anderson & Family 780-312-4984 DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS Barry & Cindy Bogart 780-696-3661 Barry 780-621-8797, Cindy 780-621-8694 CROW FARMS & RANCHES Warren or Nicole Crow. 780-991-6130 Pete Lahaie 780-777-9751

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Breed Improvement

Carcass Merit By: Sean McGrath, Breed Improvement Co-oridinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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arcass is often something that we don’t pay enough attention to in breeding beef cattle. In the day to day operations of a seedstock or cow/calf operation carcass traits can seem like they are a long way away from ground zero. As we approach the turn of the year, for many last year’s calves are down the road and we are beginning to think about ensuring live calves can hit the ground running over the next few months. For most bulls that are sold, the primary client is solely in the cow/calf business and so characteristics like calving ease and growth are high priority. That is more than fair, however it is also important to appreciate the folks that are taking the cattle onto the next step and ultimately the end consumer of a hopefully high quality product. With that in mind, I thought it would be useful to reintroduce the CSA carcass evaluation and various tools available to breeders to add carcass testing to their programs. The BOLT evaluation examines carcass using several tools. This includes pedigree ties, ultrasound data on individuals and offspring, carcass information on progeny and of course DNA marker information. From this, carcass EPD are produced for Carcass Weight (CW), Rib-Eye Area (REA), Fat Thickness (Fat) and Marbling (Marb). Carcass weight is a measure of differences in hot carcass weight in pounds when sires are mated to the same cowherd. Most fed cattle that are sold on the grid are paid based on a combination of carcass weight, yield and marbling. Generally heavier carcasses are preferred for many markets as they generate more gross revenue until they hit a size where they are penalized. Yield is produced by a combination of larger Rib-Eye Area and lower Fat Thickness. Fat Thickness has a greater effect on yield than REA but generally speaking you are looking for more rib-eye and less fat. Marbling is what we use as a proxy for meat quality. Greater levels of marbling are associated with juiciness, flavour and tenderness of the meat. For most fed cattle the highest price point is for cattle with lots of marbling, with a high lean meat yield (Big REA, Low Fat) and a carcass weight that fits within the limitations of the marketing grid. This difference in endpoint value is often why you will see cattle of roughly the same weight and quality sell for vastly different prices or why you will see certain types of cattle loaded on trucks to be fed and sold into specific regional markets. From a seedstock perspective there are a lot of things we can do to assess carcass merit, but the easiest is to ultrasound yearling seedstock. An ultrasound record is not exactly the same

as a carcass record, but it is very close and you can still breed the animal after doing an ultrasound. Ultrasound measurements should be taken on groups of animals between 300 and 440 days of age. The technician will clip an X on the calf’s ribs and measure rib-eye area, fat thickness and intramuscular fat (marbling), and a swipe on the rear quarters to measure rump fat. This data will then be included in the Bolt evaluation and contribute to carcass EPD on your herd. Additionally, some members may harvest their non-select animals or have feeder cattle with known parentage that they can use to collect actual carcass data that can also be included. Currently a lot of members are participating in DNA testing and these higher density tests also contribute to carcass EPD, however they do require some carcass and ultrasound data moving ahead to “anchor” the markers to carcass traits. It shows in the data that the temptation to test sale bulls is quite high, whether ultrasound or DNA, but it is also worth thinking about scanning and DNA testing replacement heifers. By scanning/testing heifers you provide a progeny record for the dams and sires used in your herd, as well as establishing a record on your incoming cows. Heifers also express some of the carcass traits such as marbling more readily than bulls do. The same applies to DNA testing and doing first calf heifers is a good way to establish a base of information in the cow herd. I often hear the comment that the more you test for the more chance that a bull will “fall out” of the desirable or saleable category. It is important to realize that there is no perfect beef animal, however knowledge of carcass traits can help to balance the use of genetics in a program with goals. Additionally, having carcass information available can attract new buyers to a program. While we are sometimes a long way removed from the plate of our consumer, testing our seedstock for carcass merit is a good way to ensure that we continue to attract new dollars into our industry and are successful over time. If you are interested in ultrasound scanning you can find a list of technicians here: https://www.cuplab.com/FindATechnician.aspx For DNA testing, please contact the CSA office.

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We have been investing heavily for this moment

- 45 two year old bulls & 75 commercial open heifers -

W2 Land & Cattle Simmental Bull Sale - Chapter 1

TUESDAY FEB. 19, 2019 At the Ranch - Vermilion, AB

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13th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 at the farm, Shell Lake, SK Selling: 80 bulls & 20 select open replacement heifers

CRF 46F Crossroad Salute

CRF 8F Crossroad Stockbroker

CRF 44F Crossroad Touchdown

CRF 4F Crossroad Black Rebel

CRF 60F Crossroad Valor

CRF 31F Crossroad Limits

Sibelle Spartacus x Umbra( Virginia Santiago)

RWR Steiger x Sibelle Spartacus

Sibelle Spartacus x Bolagi

State of War x All In

LFE Vegas x Ursula (Gunner) Limitless x Paparazzi 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 42F Crossroad Monte Carlo

CRF 124F Crossroad Red Supremacy

CRF 53F Crossroad Red Rocks

CRF 125F Crossroad Quantum

CRF 148F Crossroad Black Supreme

CRF 10F Crossroad Black Focus

Crossroad Voltage(Vegas ) x Rusty

MRC Supremacy x Crossroad Slapshot

Stepping Stone x IPU Code Red

MRC Supremacy x SFM 3P

Westcott x Ursula( Gunner)

Bounty Hunter x Crossroad Navigator

We have another strong set of bulls on offer again this year with a dozen exceptional embryo transplants sons. Fullbloods, flecks, reds, blacks, power bulls, calving ease & polled, a great selection from 20 plus proven sires: Sibelle Spartacus 8A Crossroad Subaru 73C, RWR Steiger 2D, Crossroad Polled Future. Starwest Pol Blueprint Wheatland Next Up 595C, WLB Bounty Hunter 365C, Hart State of War 056C, TSN Predator 45Z, WS Stepping Stone B44, LFE The Riddler 323B, MRC Supremacy 260B.WHF Limitless B011, Rainbow River Circuit 10D, Erixon Revelstock 41A, WFL Mr Westway 97D, Crossroad Red Walker 52D, Crossroad Voltage 414D, Wheatland Kill Switch 598C, LFE Vegas 3145A, WFL Westcott 24C, MRL Capone 130B , CMS/BMD Paparazzi 205Z

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 On the Ranch Russell, Manitoba Black and Red Simmental, Angus and Simm-Angus Bulls

mjsimmentalangus@gmail.com www.mjsimmentalangus.com mlg@glasmanfarms.com www.glasmanfarms.com find us on: Miles, Bonnie & Jared Glasman Home: 204.773.3279 Miles’ Cell: 204.773.6275 Jared’s Cell: 204.796.0999

Sale Managed By: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Chris: 306.220.5006

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

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100 + Replacement Heifers

60 Red/Black/ Fullblood Bulls

Monday Feb 25 2019 Leewood Ranch Mannville AB *new sale location*

KUZ 19E - Buyer: Mixburn Colony

Thank you to our 2018 Buyers Brad Fescuk* Brett & Amy Monea Clay Holt Clint McLaughlin Corey Auberly Daryl Hlus Derek Westman Don Koberstein* Ed Tschetter* Gabriel Lavoie* -Volume Buyer Garry Ruch Gerrard Cattle Company INC Jason Fath JayShaw Simmenals Jesse Guy* Jim Mattews * K4 Farms* Kelly Anderson Kirk Gerich Larry Kochan Marshall Weremey Mixburn Colony*

MJM Enterprises INC Norman Poitras O.B Holdings Patrick White* Phil Dechaine* Ralph Boe Randy Giester Ray Tomlinson* Shawn Cherninchan* Shawn Robinson Steve Trump Tom Zak* Trevor & Kristi Liboron* Troy Bader* Tyler Amundson* Tyrell Tait Val Monk* Warren Swanson* Wayne Fleming Y Coulee Land & Cattle *Repeat /Multiple Buyers

KUZIO FARMS Dale & Tara Kuzio

LWR 7E Buyer: MJM Enterprises

587-280-2976 780-658-2350 Kuziofarms@Hotmail.com

Colt, Shannon, Cole, Laramie-Lynn and Coy Arnold 780-581-8328 780-763-0084 LeewoodRanch@Hotmail.com

Howard & Debbie Arnold KUZ 12E: Buyer Jesse Guy

780-763-2275 780-787-2275

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very year at calving season veterinarians often help deliver or have discussions about abnormal calves that are born. Sometimes because they are twisted up or have abnormally large heads or extra limbs they can present as a calving problem. In these cases we often have a non viable calf. Other times producers question us about these calves and other times the purebred producers may be questioned because the sire was one of their purchased bulls. This article will shed some light on how to classify these and the probable causes. Suffice it to say very very rarely are these ever a hereditary defect. If a very abnormal calf is born this spring take a few pictures of the abnormality for your records. We want to determine what system is involved such as the skeletal (spine versus the rest of the skeleton) eyes, mouth such as a cleft palate, integumentary system such as no hair or an umbilical hernia, or the internal organs are twisted missing etc. There are the fetal monsters such as the cyclopean, two headed calf, Siamese twins or the very consistent defect of the schistosomas reflexus calf (calf born essentially inside out). Some of these calves are so abnormal a fetotomy needs to be performed and them cut up inside the cow or the worst case scenario a caesarean section to deliver them. All this for a non viable calf. Other times calves are born quite viable but with slight abnormalities such as a small deformed extra limb, or a small cleft palate or an inguinal hernia to name but a few. Some of these minor abnormalities can be surgically repaired and go on to be a somewhat normal calf. Others are born with severely contracted tendons and are treated based on severity. They may be left or the toe rasped to pain killers given and the leg forcefully extended to splints applied. In severe cases flexor tendons may be cut to allow a somewhat normal extension of the limb. Congenital defect means born with it and the severe ones are probably chromosome aberrations and often will come with multiple problems. This means a total individual calf problem not related to the genetics of the bull or cow in any way. A genetic fluke really and will not be repeatable in that cow in future breedings. Most times, unless another calf available to orphan on, the cows are culled out because of not raising a calf that year. It is not uncommon for large herds to have one such case every few years. There may be, as I say, chromosome abnormalities, to trauma during pregnancy to an issue with the uterine environment. There are some abnormalities that causes have been found and one is atresia ani or a lack of rectum. These calves are seen almost immediately as appear constipated as they are attempting to push out the meconium. A close look

reveals they don’t have a rectum. Rectal palpation at 35 days gestation has attributed to a slight increase in these in the dairy world. We have done heroic colostomies on some of these and got them to slaughter weight indicating there is absolutely nothing else wrong with the calf. Sometimes large parts of the intestinal tract is missing and these calves are put down but again no hereditary predisposition. It is good to document any of these abnormalities in the herd. In the rare event it might be hereditary you would see multiple calves with the same disorder. Then there might need to be DNA testing done to see if there is a common link. Over the years each of the purebred breeds have had one or two of these issues come up and have found the common link and eliminated it from the gene pool. Keep in mind most of these are recessive genes so must be carried by both the sire and dam before we see anything in the calves and then only in one quarter of the calves. They may initially start with a mutated gene. I looked it up and there have been, over all the years up to 200 genetic defects linked to cattle. Some very minor and some major resulting in a non viable calf. Again it must be noted they are repeatable and all the purebred breeds of cattle have certain ones linked to them. Conditions such as betamannisidosis, the TL 1/29 gene dwarfism, arthrogoposis but they get eliminated by selection culling and identifying the carriers. They are very rare though and the very high proportion of oddball calves you rarely see on your place are simply congenital defects. Document these calves and if you do see two or more talk with your veterinarian. An autopsy could be done on the systems affected identified and then often things like feed and mycotoxins, nutrition and mineral status are probably going to be looked at first before hereditary involvement is suspected. With mycotoxins and nutrition a large percentage of calves may be affected and often it could become finding the solution to prevent the condition next year. So this calving season document any abnormal calves with pictures and if more than one get them checked out by your veterinarian to determine if it is just congenital and not worth pursuing or may have a cause that is preventable. Keep in mind the cause may have happened way back in gestation so it may almost be impossible to alter fetuses affected already in utero. Have a great 2019 calving season with lively, vigorous calves that get up quickly and suckle that colostrum they desperately need. This topic may not have been glamorous but is worth discussing.

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Wednesday Feb. 27, 2019

At the farm Clavet, SK

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ERIXON WAR PAINT X KOP CROSBY Homozygous Polled. National Reserve Bull Calf Champion.

On Offer

55 BULLS 6 HEIFERS

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RED, RED BALDIES, BLACK, BLACK BALDIES SIRE GROUPS: Erixon War Paint, Erixon Relentless, Hart State of War, Limitless, Erixon Magnum, Westcott.

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MR HOC BROKER X DESTINY ODIN SHEA Grand Champion Female at the Toronto Royal Reserve Grand Champion Female at Canadian Western Agribition Top 10 in the Royal Bank Supreme. Owned with Mader Ranches. Watch for future progeny off this elite donor!

Dave, Krista, Griffin & Holden Erixon DAVE 306.270.2893 :: KRISTA 306.270.1263 Clavet, SK :: erixonsimmentals@sasktel.net

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& guest Stewart Cattle

Selling tal 90 Simmen Bulls & Angus ercial plus Comm rs e Bred Heif

Glenn & Barry Lowes Eric & Melissa Pateman

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

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Simment al & Angus Bull & Female Sale February 28, 2019

On the Farm − McAuley, Manitoba

Brent & Dale Stewart Kelsey & Tyler Thompson

Russell, MB 204-773-2356 Cell: 204-773-6392 stewartcows@wificountry.ca www.stewartcattle.com

Sale Managed By

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

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8th Annual

Friday - March 1, 2019 Lunch 12:00 Noon • Video Sale - 1:00 pm At the Mayerthorpe Diamond Center Bulls On Display at Ag Barn.

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150 Bulls

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

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

Sale Contacts:

Garth Rogers 780-348-5893

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

For Complete Info contact any of the Chittick Family

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

GRA-TAN Farm

Gary & Faye Chittick (780) 786-4500

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

Rachido Ranch

Chittick Farms

Randy & Donna Chittick (780) 786-4373

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STU 14F

Southseven Polled Power 14F

South Seven Farms ROB, LINDEN & NOLAN STUART Box 2118 | Vegreville, AB | T9C 1T3

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

100% h Fleckvie

STU 72F

SIRE: STARWEST BLUEPRINT

STU 106F

Polleded Purebr SIRE: MCINTOSH SONNY 44C

100% h Fleckvie

STU 5F

SIRE: BLCC ADONIS 30X

STU 80F 100% h Fleckvie 100% h Fleckvie

SIRE: STARWEST BLUEPRINT

Dam Full Sib To Stuey

STU 62F

SIRE: SUNVILLE CAPTAIN 35C

STU 51F

100% h Fleckvie

Polleded Purebr SIRE: WESTCOTT

SIRE: STARWEST BLUEPRINT

Homo Polled Test Pending

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Selling at:

March 1, 2019 Camrose AB

RAFT 59f

HOMO POLLED

Erixon War Paint 42D x Anchor D Flossy

Farm Fair 2018 Simmental Bull Calf Grand Champion

RAFT 54f

RAFT 53f

Combustible x LRX Red Ace

Sibelle Spartacus x Brock Umbra

Sires for 2019 Calf Crop blackgold bryck

BGS BM Captain Scream

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

780.603.1617 or 780.632.9683 rafter4tfarms@gmail.com

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FORE SEE CATTLE CO. Rod Chizawsky & Sandi Berezan Rod: 780-632-5500 Sandi: 587-280-9394 sandr@foreseecattle.co

An example of the bulls on offer from these great Herd Sires

FSCC 1F

Sire: The Riddler

FSCC 41F

Sire: Spring Creek Olympian

FSCC 10F

FSCC 15F

Sire: Kuntz Sheriff

Sire: MRL Red Whiskey

Bulls also from Sires like Royal Red, Profit, Bootlegger & Capone.

Off-farm sales available as well.

Thank you to all previous Bidders and Buyers.

Visitors are always welcome!

We welcome everyone to join us at Bull Fest 2019 at Camrose CRE UFA Barn - March 1, 2019 at 1:00 PM

March 1, 2019 - Camrose AB

BLI RED ADDICTION 224Z Sons sell on March 1 at BullFest JSEE 22E High Selling to

Crocus Simmentals Bull Fest 2018

Son of Addiction

JASON & SHAWNA Ethan & Eboni BAST BOX 49 LAVOY AB T0B 2S0

Jayshaw Simmentals would like to take this opportunity to thank all previous buyers & supporters. We look forward to seeing you all at BullFest 2019!

JSEEBAST@GMAIL.COM

JASON: 780-603-0676 SHAWNA: 587-280-0956

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25th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 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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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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16th Annual Bull Sale • On the farm Monday, March 4, 2019

On offer 80 Red & Black Simmental & Simm/Angus Bulls

KWA 146F Red Mountain Sons

KWA 9F Odyssey Sons

KWA 186F Capone Sons

KWA 68F Missile Sons

KWA 136F Authority Sons

KWA 22F Equity Sons

Ashworth Family

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

Oungre, SK Kelly: (306) 861-2013 Kyle: (306) 861-9352 jashworth@sasktel.net or kyleashworth@hotmail.com

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R Plus 5015C

Crossroad Polled Future 35C

Silver Lake Dealer 60B

KOP Crosby 137W

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2018 High Seller to Todd Ranches, Czar, AB

2018 High Seller to XXX Farms, Kitscoty, AB

2018 High Seller to Doug & Jodi Paulgaard, Cadogan, AB

Brothers Sell Simmental, Charolais and Angus Bulls On Offer

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He sells

Sunny Valley Betts 808F

BM Captain Scream x WFL Red Sage 506C

SunnyValley

Presidents Classic All Breeds Champion Senior Bull Calf Champion Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Bull at Agribition

Simmentals

29TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

Sons sell

WEDNESDAY MAR. 6, 2019

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES

SVS B rooks 669D Sons sell

45 BULLS & 10 FEMALES FEATURING SONS OF:

Mader

Walk This Way 224B Sons sell

Kuntz Determined 9D

SVS Brooks 669D, Mader Walk This Way 224B, Kuntz Determined 9D, Spring Creek Blue Chip, WLB Bounty Hunter, Starwest Pol Blueprint, KWA Red Mountain, IPU Red Deputy, IPU Red Zone 149D, BGS/BM Captain Scream.

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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Trust the Brand

BULL SALE

1:30 PM | AT THE FARM | BRANDON MANITOBA

March TH 62019

Featuring Sons of Double Bar D Royal, IPU Marksman, MRL Red Whiskey, Mar Mac Johnny Cash WLB Bounty Hunter

Red Angus

Black Angus

Simmental Co n g ra tu la tio n s Swa n L a k e Fa rm s o n th e 2 0 1 8

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marmacfarms.net

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Blair, Lois Brett & Melissa McRae Brandon, Manitoba Home: 204-728-3058 | Blair’s Cell: 204-729-5439 | Lois’ Cell: 204-573-5192

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ARROWWOOD COLONY BAR CL & L&Y BARRY CREEK COLONY BARRY LANG BRANDER FARMS LTD BRIAN KNIGHT BUSHFIELD RANCHES LTD CAMDEN FARMS LTD CEDAR CREEK SIMMENTALS CHESHIRE FARMS CIRCLE 7 CLARENCE KOOISTRA CORBIN MONROE COURTNEY TAYLOR CREEKSIDE LAND & CATTLE CROWE BROTHERS DANNY GLOVER DARRYL FARMS DARYL CHRISTIONSON

DERECK & DARCY MINER DOUBLE BAR D DOUBLE Q EAGLE RIDGE SIMMENTALS EARL WINTHER ELDO TOEWS GARTH DORRIN GEORGE GREEN GREG PENNOCK HAYDEN MILLER HILLVIEW COLONY HOPPINS FARMS IAN KEOSTER JAMES QUANTZ JEFF & LAURIE MILLER JERRY ANDERSON JETSTREAM JOE & KELLI BECKER JONES HEREFORD RANCH

KEN & DALE EVANS KEVIN ROBERTSON KLINGER LIVESTOCK KT RANCH LABATTE SIMMENTALS LOST CREEK ENTERPRISES LOUIS HERMUS M&R DAMEN FARMS LTD MAPLE LEE MARIA KOOISTRA MARVIN DALES MASHON RANCHES LTD MCG SIMMENTALS MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK MOUNTAINVIEW COLONY MURRAY SCOTT PAT NEWELL PERCY VIEW FARMS PHEASANTDALE SIMMENTALS

RAFTER JL RANCHING & RANDY TOOTH RANCIER FARMS RANDY ARMSTRONG ROCKY RIDGE SIMMENTALS RON GARDNER RYAN LEYS RYGLEN HOLDINGS S LAZY A RANCHING SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS TERRY & DIXIE VINEY TRI-K CATTLE TRINA HOBAIMER VALLEY VIEW COLONY WAYNE & BEV MAREK WESTWAY FARMS WHEATLAND FARMING CO WHITLOW FARMS LTD WILSON STOCK FARM

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KERSHAW

83F

Ultra

WE HAVE ADDED

TO OUR HERD SIRE LINE UP W/C Loaded Up X Spring Creek Lotto CE 10.7 | BW 1.9 | WW 60.0 | YW 86.1 | MILK 28.9 | MCE 8.3

SEMEN PACKAGES ble Availa FULL SISTER - ULTRA MISS CYPRESS 23F

TIM CHALACK 403-922-9728 Carstairs, Alberta RILEY CHALACK 403-922-6748

DAM - TRIPLE ROSE CYPRESS 6C

BRENT CROWE 204-572-7109 Gilbert Plains, Manitoba SCOTT CROWE 204-648-4247

Milestone’s maternal sister

CroweSimmentals Bros.

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RWR 91F KUZ Mr Molson 393D x Standout

Lyle

RWR 1F LFE Beast Mode x Wallbanger

RWR 25F LFE Beast Mode x Crosby

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MAR. 9

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RWR 99F Virginia Macgyver x Wallace

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

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

RWR 84F Crosby x Ramona

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

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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 & Jeff – 780 808 9082 Owen – 780 872 4029 www.blackgoldsimmental.com

CLNO 34F Captain Scream son

www.bohrson.com

2019

CLNO 81F Poker Face son Full Sibling to Soda Pop 425B

85 Simmental bulls, 20 purebred heifers & select commercial heifers

ds Selected People’s Choice Champions at Edam 2018 Fall Fair

CLNO 91F Stuey 96Z son. Smooth Polled.

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CLNO 55F Stuey 96Z son. Full Fleckvieh.

CLNO 78F Stuey 96Z son. Full Fleckvieh. Full Brother to Black Gold Elevation – high selling bull from 2018 bull sale to Beechinor Bros & Wolfe Farms

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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Simmental –Vous n’avez pas le moyen de vous en passer

B

onne année et bienvenue au premier numéro de la revue Commercial Country en 2019. L’année 2018 fut une année intéressante pour l’agriculture canadienne, alors que plusieurs d’entre nous ont dû faire preuve de flexibilité en raison des conditions météorologiques changeantes durant la saison de croissance et des récoltes. Ceux d’entre nous impliqués dans l’industrie bovine depuis plusieurs décades ont déjà connu des défis similaires, toutefois cela ne les rend pas moins difficile à affronter, alors qu’on fait face à des changements de plus en plus rapides et des consommateurs plus sensibles par rapport à la production des aliments. Il est crucial que la race Simmental préserve son adaptabilité au contexte canadien, tandis que l’agriculture continue de changer et d’évoluer. Pour les nouveaux éleveurs de bovins et ceux qui n’utilisaient pas la génétique Simmental, vous pouvez être surpris de constater que la race Simmental n’a pas toujours été aussi populaire, ni autant appréciée qu’elle ne l’est de nos jours par les producteurs commerciaux. En fait, à une époque, les bovins croisés Simmental étaient difficiles à vendre et ils se vendaient même à des prix plus bas que les autres races. Le contexte a certainement changé, alors que les éleveurs Simmental ont adapté leur programme d’élevage afin de mieux répondre à la demande du marché. Bien que plusieurs producteurs commerciaux aient très bien fait avec la vente de leurs veaux durant l’automne 2018, certains ont simplement vendus leurs veaux et ils ont même reçu moins d’argent que ce qu’ils avaient reçu pour leurs veaux en 2017. Tout au long de l’automne 2018, les veaux croisés Simmental d’excellente qualité ont obtenu une prime à la vente comparativement aux autres races. À certains endroits, ils ont été vendus pour dix cents de plus la livre que les veaux de type britannique de même catégorie de poids. Un veau avec une bande blanche dans la face ou avec une face marbrée aura obtenu encore plus d’argent, car il est à coup sûr d’influence Simmental. Malgré la sécheresse et une disponibilité réduite de fourrages, les prix des veaux en 2018 ont dépassé les attentes que plusieurs avaient au début de la période des ventes. Certains producteurs ont été désappointés vers la fin d’octobre et en novembre, alors qu’il y avait beaucoup plus de veaux dans les ventes, par contre les veaux croisés Simmental ont continué de rapporter davantage d’argent par tête. Dans tous les cas, les livres de plus des veaux croisés Simmental ont permis aux producteurs de rapporter une meilleure paie à la maison. Les acheteurs recherchaient les veaux Simmental et ils payaient une prime pour ces veaux, car ils savaient qu’en ce moment les veaux croisés Simmental de grande qualité s’engraissent bien, et qu’ils produisent un rendement et un poids de carcasse rencontrant les exigences du marché actuel.

La race Simmental a fait sentir sa présence comme nulle part ailleurs l’automne passé, lors de l’évènement culminant de l’année, soit le concours et la vente des bovins commerciaux lors de l’exposition Agribition de Régina. On pouvait remarquer que la génétique Simmental était présente dans presque tous les enclos dans l’étable, et la majorité des gagnants au concours et des sujets vendus les plus chers était d’influence Simmental. Bien que les prix des femelles commerciales gestantes étaient quelque peu inférieurs à l’automne passé, les femelles croisées Simmental de grande qualité ont obtenu de très bons prix, permettant aux producteurs d’améliorer la qualité de leur troupeau. Il était aussi intéressant de constater que des taures croisées Simmental offertes en vente étaient saillies par des taureaux Simmental faciles au vêlage. Eh oui, c’est bien vrai, les producteurs font maintenant saillir leurs taures par des taureaux Simmental et croisés Simmental! Les qualités maternelles de la vache Simmental sont bien connues, on les recherche et on paie une prime pour les avoir. Il est tout aussi évident qu’il y a de nombreuses raisons de nos jours justifiant que les producteurs possédant un troupeau d’influence de races britanniques utilisent des taureaux Simmental, et qu’ils gardent les génisses croisées pour leur remplacement. En fait, ils gagneront en double, avec le gain de poids additionnel des veaux mâles produits. Bien que certains individus plutôt traditionnalistes s’inquiètent par rapport aux opportunités de rencontrer les exigences de programmes de certification tels que le Certified Angus Beef (CAB), ils peuvent se rassurer car les bovins de couleur noire pourront tout de même se qualifier, s’ils sont issus de taureaux Simmental noirs, ou de couleur rouge sans le gène de dilution, ou de couleur Simmental traditionnelle. Voici pourquoi les bovins SimmAngus sont si en demande dans l’industrie. Tout comme on a pu le constater partout au pays, la qualité est toujours récompensée en production bovine, de sorte qu’il est encore plus important qu’il ne l’ait jamais été d’avoir davantage de livres de veau à vendre qu’il ne l’est en ce moment. Le meilleur moyen et le plus efficace pour obtenir plus de livres de gain demeure par les bénéfices associés à la vigueur hybride et, à ce chapitre, aucune autre race ne vous offre autant d’opportunité d’augmenter la rentabilité des producteurs bovins 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 améliorera vos profits tout en vous offrant de la facilité de vêlage et un type fonctionnel, communiquez avec un éleveur Simmental et découvrez comment l’avantage Simmental peut vous apporter des bénéfices!

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Swantewitt Simmentals 15th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe, Alberta Viewing at 10:00 a.m. · Lunch at Noon · Sale starts at 1:00 p.m. 55 yearlings, 18 two-year olds and 20 heifers (Purebred and Fullblood, many polled) All cattle wiLL be halter broke BULLS Semen Tested and Guaranteed

20 Top Quality Purebred and Fullblood Replacement Heifers Gerd & Donelle Bremmekamp, Justine, Jordan and Darian 780.712.2096 | 780.712.3496 | 780.693.2124 swantewitt@gmail.com HANDLED AND HALTER BROKE FOR DISPOSITION - We put in the extra work and it’s worth it!

JSJ 2F - Black Purebred

JSJ 24F - Scurred FB FF

JSJ 42F - FB FF

Sire: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z

Sire: Keato Pld Directors Cut 21D

Sire: Bar 5 Hextor 1223C

JSJ 100F - FB FF

JSJ 176F - Red Purebred

JSJ 205F - FB FF

JSJ 222E- Black Purebred

JSJ 248E- Red Purebred

JSJ 269E- Red Purebred

Sire: Brink Innovator B449

Sire: KWA Mountain 64B

Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

Sire: NAC Trustin 85A

JSJ 97F - Red Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Brave 4B

JSJ 183E- FB FF

Sire: JNR’s Cool Cat

Sire: Swantewitt Arnold 260A

JSJ 278E- FB FF

Sire: Brink Innovator B449

Sire: CMS Skyline 311A

• 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.

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Arrow Creek SimmentAl

Lionel Kaskiw Terry Kaskiw P: 204-859-2278 lionelkaskiw@gmail.com www.arrowcreeksimmentals.com

tSn liveStoCk

Tyson and Alisha Birmingham P: 204-724-2004 tybirm@hotmail.com

more broS SimmentAlS downhill SimmentAlS Everett More and Irene Vanin P: 204-851-1737 emsim1946@gmail.com

Everett Olson P: 204-826-2643 or 204-867-0076 everettolson@mymts.net

Brian Bouchard 403-813-7999 Darnell Fornwald 403-795-8030

downey FArm

Allan and Jacquie; Ryan, Kyle and Beverley-Jean P: 204-649-2260 Ryan: 204-522-0838 Jacquie & Allan: 204-761-8207 ajdowney@xplornet.com

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KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK SAJ SIMMENTALS

KNTZ 17F SAJ 74F

Dirty HaRry x Colossal

Thank You to our 2018 bull buyers... Amber Olsen Bert Smith Berwest Farms Brecon Farms Ltd. Canadian Sires Chris Paulgaard Craig Bendickson Crestview Farms Curtis McEachern Dan Hritzuk Daryl Paulgaard David Latendresse David Mohr Denny Young Devan Hritzuk Forever Young Cattle Co. Gary Forbes Hard Rock Cattle Co. Harvey Welter Holtby Farms Indian Creek Ranch Indian River Cattle Company Ken Allchurch KMW Holdings

KHG DIESEL 151A x BAR 5 SA HARRACH 801P

Luke Warrilow Malcolm Nowosad New Pine Colony Ranching Owen Brodbin Pernitsky Farms Ltd. Pinder Farms Prairie Hill Farms Ltd. Purvis Trucking Ltd. Rafter TR Ranch Rick & Gail Kehler KUNTZ MARSHALL 12Y x MUIRHEAD’S KOSMO 27N Robert Cardinal Full Brother to KUNTZ SHERIFF 8A Spornitz Farms Spring River Ranch Ltd. Sunderland Hog Farms Sale Managed by: Sale Online with... Travis Lindsay Turtle River Ranch Usborne Grazing Alliance Victor Tebay Virginia Ranch Wayne Rewega West Hill Ranch Westgold Farms Y Coulee Land & Cattle Co. Ltd.

KNTZ 25F

BuyAgro.com

View catalogue on www.

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20th Annual Bull Sale MARCH 12, 2019

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS - LLOYDMINSTER, SK

CWA Champion Pen Of Simmental Bulls & People’s Choice Champion Pen of Bulls

2018 Purebred Breeder

SMBC 30F MRL Predestined 63B X YR King Ranch 13S

SMBC 9F BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D X MAF R Horizon 7Y

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

SMBC 46F LFE Daredevil 3238B X TNT Bootlegger Z238

SMBC 28F LFE Daredevil 3238B X Kuntz Usual Suspect 8X

Blair & Stephanie McIntosh Maymont, SK Blair’s Cell: 306-441-7755 Stephanie’s Cell: 306-441-6889

SMBC 29F WLB Bounty Hunter 365C X NCB Cobra 47Y

Stuart & Jamie Jamieson Edam, SK 3  06-342-7880

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Amélioration de la race

Qualités de carcasse Coordonnateur des programmes d’amélioration de la race, Association Simmental du Canada

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ans l’élevage bovin, on n’accorde souvent pas beaucoup d’importance aux qualités de carcasse.Parmi toutes les opérations quotidiennes sur une entreprise vache-veau de race pure ou commerciale, les caractères liés aux qualités de carcasse semblent bien loin des réalités de tous les jours. Tandis qu’on est près de la fin de l’année, les veaux de l’an passé sont pour plusieurs partis et on commence déjà à penser aux prochains veaux qui devraient naître vivants et en forme au cours des prochains mois. Par rapport à tous les taureaux qui sont vendus, le client principal demeure le producteur vache-veau commercial, de telle sorte qu’on accorde beaucoup d’importanceaux caractères tels que la facilité de vêlage et la croissance. Cela est très bien ainsi, toutefois il faut garder à l’esprit le travail fait par les intervenants qui vont développer les bovins lors des prochaines phases, et ultimement produire une viande de bœuf de qualité dans l’assiette du consommateur. Cela étant dit, je crois qu’il serait valable de réintroduire auprès des éleveurs de race l’évaluation sur les carcasses faites par l’ASC, ainsi que les divers outils disponibles s’ils veulent ajouter le testage des carcasses à leur programme. Avec la nouvelle évaluation BOLT, les carcasses sont évaluées à partir de plusieurs outils. Ceux-ci incluent les liens généalogiques, les données de mesures par ultrasons chez les animaux et leurs descendants, les informations sur les carcasses des progénitures de sujets de race pure et, bien entendu, les informations issues des analyses sur les marqueurs d’ADN. Avec toutes ces données, des ÉPD sont calculés pour le poids de la carcasse (CW), la surface de l’œil-de-longe (REA), l’épaisseur de gras dorsal (FAT) et le persillage (MARB). Le poids de la carcasse représente une mesure des différences du poids chaud de la carcasse en livres, alors que les taureaux auraient été employés chez le même cheptel de vaches. La plupart des bouvillons vendus selon une grille de classement sont payés sur la base d’une combinaison du poids de la carcasse, du rendement et du persillage. En général, les carcasses plus lourdes sont demandées par plusieurs marchés, car elles permettent de dégager un meilleur revenu brut, mais elles seront sujettes à des pénalités lorsqu’elles dépassent un certain poids. Le rendement est le résultat d’un effet combiné apporté par une plus grande surface de l’œil-de-longe et une épaisseur de gras dorsal plus faible. L’épaisseur de gras dorsal aura un effet supérieur au rendement de carcasse que la surface de l’oeil-de-longe, mais de façon générale on cherchera à avoir davantage d’œil-de-longe et moins de gras. On utilise le persillage à titre d’estimé de la qualité de la viande. Des valeurs plus élevées de persillage sont associées avec une meilleure jutosité, flaveur et tendreté de la viande. Pour la majorité des bouvillons produits, on obtiendra le meilleur prix global pour des bovins possédant beaucoup de persillage, et ayant un haut rendement de viande maigre (grande surface d’oeil-de-longe, faible niveau de gras), ainsi qu’un poids de carcasse qui se situe à l’intérieur des limites de la grille de classement. La différence observée au niveau de la valeur finale d’une carcasse est souvent occasionnée lorsque vous avez des bovins ayant sensiblement le même poids et la même qualité qui sont vendus pour des prix très différents, ou encore cela peut expliquer pourquoi certains types de bovins seront transportés pour être engraissés, tandis que d’autres seront destinés à des marchés de niche.

Du point de vue d’un éleveur de race pure, il y a plusieurs manières d’évaluer les qualités de carcasse, mais la plus simple demeure la prise de mesures par ultrasons chez les sujets de race pure d’un an. Un rapport de mesures par ultrasons n’est pas vraiment pareil à un rapport de classement de carcasse, il s’y rapproche toutefois pas mal et vous pouvez toujours soumettre le sujet analysé à la reproduction après que les mesures aient été prises. Les mesures par ultrasons doivent être effectuées chez des groupes de sujets âgés entre 300 et 440 jours. Le technicien rasera une section de poils sur la région des côtes de l’animal, où il mesurera la surface d’oeil-de-longe, l’épaisseur de gras dorsal et le gras intramusculaire (persillage). Il rasera une autre section sur le quartier arrière, afin de mesurer le gras sur la croupe. Ces données seront incluses dans l’évaluation BOLT et elles viendront contribuer aux ÉPD de carcasses pour votre troupeau. En plus, certains membres peuvent faire abattre les sujets non retenus pour l’élevage, ou bien d’autres bovins d’engraissement dont ils connaissent le pourcentage, afin que toutes ces données puissent aussi être incluses aux évaluations sur les carcasses. En ce moment, plusieurs membres participent au testage par l’analyse de l’ADN, et ces résultats de tests è haute densité viennent aussi contribuer au calcul des ÉPD.Par contre, ils devront également obtenir des mesures par ultrasons et des données sur les carcasses, afin que les marqueurs soient bien « ancrés » aux caractères sur les carcasses. Lorsqu’on regarde les données, il est clair que les éleveurs ont tendance à faire tester leurs taureaux offerts en vente, soit par l’analyse de l’ADN ou par les ultrasons, toutefois il serait important qu’ils pensent aussi à faire mesurer et analyser leurs génisses de remplacement. En faisant ainsi mesurer/analyser vos génisses, cela produit des résultats sur la descendance des vaches et des taureaux de votre troupeau, tout en fournissant des données sur vos futures vaches. Les génisses expriment d’ailleurs plus rapidement que les taureaux certains des caractères mesurés, notamment le persillage. On peut appliquer la même règle à l’analyse de l’ADN et, en faisant tester vos femelles de premier veau, vous contribuez à établir une base d’informations dans votre troupeau. J’entends souvent le commentaire à l’effet que plus vous faites de testage et plus il y aura de chances que le taureau « tombera » endehors des catégories désirables ou vendables. Il est important de bien réaliser qu’il n’y a pas de bovin parfait, par contre en ayant une meilleure connaissance des qualités de carcasse, cela nous aidera à mieux équilibrer notre emphase de sélection génétique en fonction de nos objectifs. De plus, le fait d’avoir des informations disponibles sur les carcasses peut attirer l’attention de nouveaux acheteurs pour votre programme. Bien que nous soyons souvent bien loin de l’assiette des consommateurs, l’analyses des carcasses chez nos sujets de race pure est une bonne façon de nous assurer que de nouveaux dollars seront continuellement ajoutés dans notre industrie et que nous aurons du succès à long terme. Si vous êtes intéressé à faire mesurer des sujets par les ultrasons, vous trouverez une liste de techniciens accrédités avec le lien suivant: https://www.cuplab.com/FindATechnician.aspx Communiquez avec le bureau de l’ASC pour obtenir des informations au sujet des analyses d’ADN.

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2018 CWA Grand Champion Bull SWAN LAKE RED CIRCUIT 28D

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: 306-634-4410 C: 306-421-1853 Brian: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2928 wkmack@signaldirect.ca

Sun Rise Simmentals

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

Swan Lake Farms

Greg Goudy P: 306-457-2959 C: 306-457-7730 Brandon Goudy: 306-631-8818 simmentalman@hotmail.com

View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

Ph: 306-933-4200 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com www.buyagro.com Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335

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15th Annual

KULYK SIMMENTALS

BU LL SA LE

March 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM

North Central Livestock - Vermilion AB

RUK 77F

RUK 80F

RUK 4F

RUK 72F

RUK 28F 36 years of raising quality Simmentals

KULYK SIMMENTALS

RUK 35F

RR #1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3

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Check our website for sale offering & catalogue:

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Thank you to 2017 Buyers!

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Thank you to our past buyers black & red Simmental / simangus bulls on offer are bulls sired by:

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S av e the d at e !

MAPLE LAKE 6666

A s o n o f W H E AT L A N D S WAG G E R 3 4 3 A

A s o n o f W H E AT L A N D H I G H VO LTAG E 1 2 2 Y

Dam: MAPLE LAKE 3266

Dam: BDG 493A

MAPLE LAKE ZORRO 2764

MAPLE LAKE IRON MAN 3118

HIS Brothers Sell!

HIS Brothers Sell!

A s o n o f W H E AT L A N D B U L L 7 8 6 T

A s o n o f W H E AT L A N D B U L L 7 8 6 T

Dam: ACS MS Wyona 9764W

Dam: KOP MS Tracker 118X

Thank you

to everyone who supported our program in 2018!

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Udders, Feet & Functionality

have built this program • 2018 National Grand Champion Simmental Female

• Farm Fair International Grand Champion Female and Supreme Finalist • Top 10 RBC Supreme Finalist

Wheatland Lady 3111A & Wheatland Lady 8113F

SIMMENTAL PREMIER BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR CWA

He sells in the bull sale !

Loretta 5511 of Tripp & Mich Wheatland Bull 897F 2018 National Grand Champion Angus Female Supreme Champion at Ag-Ex Top 10 RBC Supreme Finalist 2018 Show Female of the Year

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Congratulations Premier Livestock, Hasson Cattle, Mainstream Genetics, and Dudgeon Livestock

Our Genetics had a great year!

sold in 2018

2018 Grand Champion Angus Bull Toronto Royal Supreme Qualifier at the Royal Top 10 RBC Supreme Finalist

Congratulations Swan Lake Farms

Congratulations Tableland Cattle Co.

sire - Wheatland Circuit Breaker

2018 CWA Grand Champion Simmental Bull Top 10 RBC Supreme Finalist

2018 National Grand Champion Simmental Bull Supreme Champion at Ag- Ex Top 10 RBC Supreme Finalist

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Stoutest set assembled...

March

Dam - Wheatland Route one / PTO

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Bienfait, SK Bulls are our Business!

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P u r e b r e d Si m m e n t a l a n d B l a c k A n g u s

Quality Females ... produce quality Bulls.

Westcott 52F

Reserve Champion Bull Calf Ranchmen’s Pen Show

Capone 91F

Rampage 133F

Ranch Raised ... Family Owned.

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

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Come As U R

Red Rocket

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Co m e A s U R

Sons Sell

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Red Zone

8C

Sons Sell

R E d C lassic

High Selling Red Bull in 2018

24E

KKBS

A ction Packed

52 E

High Selling Black Bull in 2018

LRX Ms red 132y

Come As U R Scream 632D

Blacksand linnette 934w

MRL Miss 2423Z

Dam to Come As U R Red Zone 8C Capone son sells

Embryos for sale MRL North Face Son Sells

embryos for sale LFE Riddler son sells

6 sons sell sired by El Tigre, Red Whiskey, Warrior & Riddler

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Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Kirsten Fornwald (306) 487-2557 Secretary:

Carolyn McCormack (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca www.sasksimmental.com

Congratulations to Percyview Farms 2018 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year!

Percyview Farms is a fourth-generation operation located north of Kisbey, Sk on the sunny side of the Moose Mountains. The operation is owned and operated by the Gordon family; Grant, Larry, Ron, Troy & Kris. They run 550 red and black Simmental influence cows and grain farm 10,000 acres of cash crops. Cattle have always been part of the family operation; they operated a dairy and Grant, Larry & Ron’s father started in the purebred Angus business in 1965. 27 years ago, they were introduced to crossbred Simmental bulls and gave them a try. The cow herd base at the time was primarily Charolais and Angus and they wanted to achieve the F1 cross to produce a cowherd based on optimal heterosis. This is when they established a real appreciation for the breed and moved from the ½ bloods to purebred Simmental bulls and have been using them ever since. The biggest benefit for their operation has been being able to back off their calving period from February/ March to April/May and still wean off calves that weigh the same at weaning time. They appreciate the maternal qualities and the added performance that the Simmental genetics offer them as commercial breeders. They have also found that the Simmental influence cattle are more marketable and more widely accepted by feeders than other breeds they have utilized in the past. They market their steers every fall usually through T.E.A.M and background their heifers. They keep about 85 replacements each year and purchase 35-40 Simmental females annually as well. They are apart of the BIXS program and utilize the data supplied for all the cattle that they market through to slaughter. They have collected years of carcass data and are very pleased with the grading and finishing results. The heifers are all bred to Black 2018 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year Angus bulls and after that they are bred to Simmental bulls. They are careful to ensure Larry, Grant, Troy and Kris Gordon accepting their Farm Sign from SSA President, Kirsten Fornwald that they are keeping hybrid vigour within their herd. They are strict on udders, feet and disposition and cull accordingly. Every year they cull cows to maintain their numbers and bring in the replacements. Due to this their cowherd is always young and one that they are very proud of! Prior to BSE, the Gordon’s were a part of a replacement heifer sale, “Top Cut” and they topped the sale every year with their Simmental Influence heifers. They now sell about 20 bred heifers privately annually. They have always believed that herd bulls are an investment and have never bought cheap bulls. They also run breeding fields with 2-3 bulls that are sired by the same bull to bring consistency to their calf crops. The Percyview Farms operation is one that is nationally recognized and has bought cattle out of purebred operations from British Columbia to Nova Scotia. They are strong supporters of the Simmental breed and very deserving recipients of this award.

Simmental Genetics

Excel in the Fall Commercial Shows & Sales! Grand Champion of Open Replacement Heifers - 619 Land & Cattle

Congratulations to all exhibitors of Simmental influenced cattle at:

Edam Fall Fair Yorkton Harvest Showdown and Canadian Western Agribition on strong shows & sales last fall!

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

Yorkton Harvest Showdown Reserve Grand Champion of Open Replacement Heifers - Wadella Ranch

Champion Pen of 3 Futurity Bred Heifers George Galatiuk, Inglis, MB

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers - Westman Farms

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Maritime Simmental Association

UPCOMING EvENts MSA AGM January 26, 2019 Amherst, NS MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS April 6, 2019

www.maritimesimmentassociation.com MSA Board of Directors President: Kerwin Delong, NS ~ Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE ~ Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS ~ Lacey Fisher , NS ~ Wade Loane, PE Don Godfrey, PE 101 CC-JAN19.indd 101

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GARTH CUTLER

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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

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Red & Black Simmentals

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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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Solsgirth, MB DAVE WAYNE h: 204-842-3706 h: 204-842-3859 c: 204-773-0467 c: 204-796-0004 Raising Quality Simmental Seedstock

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

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Advertiser’s Index

ABC Cattle Co.....................................106

Continental Livestock Services, LLC.....20

Gravandale Simmentals...................... 110

Mader Ranches.......................16, 17, 104

Adair Ranch.........................................102

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.......................109

Greenvalley Ranch Ltd..........................87

Maple Lake Stock Farms.......................93

Alameda Agencies Ltd......................... 112

Crocus Simmentals...............................96

Grinalta Farms...............................31, 103

Mappin Simmentals...............................46

Albrecht Farms......................................43

Crossroad Farms.....................40, 41, 106

Grindell Farms.......................................31

Mar Mac Farms.............................65, 109

Alliance Simmental Farms...................109

Crow Farms & Ranchs..........................33

GSB Simmentals...................................60

Masterfeeds......................................... 112

Alta Genetics....................................... 113

Crowe Bros. Simmentals.......................70

H.S. Knill Co. Ltd................................. 113

MAVV Farms Inc....................................60

Anchor D Ranch......................14, 15, 102

Curtis Simmentals.................................81

Hairy Hill Cattle Co..............................103

Maxwell Simmentals............................104

Apex Cattle............................................39

Czech-Mate Livestock.............34, 35, 102

Hampton Simmenals.............................33

McCormack Family Ranch..................107

Applecross Cattle Co.....................92, 102

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd..113

Hannah Simmentals............................103

MCG Simmentals................................104

Arrow Creek Simmental.........................80

Deeg Simmental............................67, 102

Hart Simmentals....................................25

McIntosh Livestock..................82, 83, 107

Artisan Farms...................................... 112

Dequier Cattle Co..................................58

Hartman Cattle Company......................20

McManus Simmentals.........................109

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.........61, 106

Destiny Simmentals.............................109

Harvie Ranching..................................103

McMillen Ranching Ltd..................56, 107

Aumack Simmentals............................106

DGR Cattle Company............................47

Herter Simmentals.................................91

Meadow Acres Farms..........................107

B Bar C Simmentals..............................31

Diamond A Farms..................................33

High Bluff Stock Farm..........................108

Meadow Acres Simmentals...................85

Bar 5 Farms.........................................109

Diamond B Simmentals.........................33

High Country Cattle Services..............103

MI Simmentals.....................................104

Bar CL Livestock...........................60, 102

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

Hi-Tech Farms..................................... 110

Mitchell Cattle Co................................102

Bar M6 Cattle.........................................33

Diamond T Simmentals.......................103

Hoegl Livestock...................................107

Moonshine Simmentals.........................31

Bata Brothers Simmentals.....................29

Don Heggie Simmentals......................103

Indian River Cattle Co......................... 110

More Bros. Simmentals.........................80

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.........47, 102

Donovandale Farms............................109

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd..113

New Holland Agriculture..........................3

Big Johnson Charolais...........................63

Dora Lee Genetics...............................109

Janzen Ranches............................27, 103

Nolara Farms...........................68, 69, 104

Big Rock Simmentals & Hay Sales......102

Dorran Marketing Inc........................... 112

Jaydawn Farms.....................................71

Norfolk Cattle................................. 46, 110

Black Gold Simmental Ltd.....................75

Dorran, Steve...................................... 112

Jaymarandy Livestock...........................58

North Creek Simmentals.....................107

Black River Farms...............................109

Double Bar D Farms........................2, 106

Jayshaw Simmentals.............................54

North Hill Simmentals..........................104

Black Sand Cattle Company................108

Double G Simmentals..........................106

Jestream Livestock.............................. 110

O Double E Simmentals................43, 104

Blue Mounains Farm...........................109

Downey Farms..............................80, 108

JNR Farms....................................28, 103

Oakview Simmentals.............................88

Blushrose Simmental Farm...........73, 106

Downhill Simmentals.............................80

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

Oberg, Don.......................................... 112

Bohrson Marketing Services... 8, 9, 10, 11,

Dunc’s Cattle Co.................................. 110

JR Cattle................................................33

OBI Livestock Ltd............................51, 86

33, 34, 35, 38, 53, 67, 75, 85, 87, 91, 113

Dwayann Simmentals.......................... 110

Keato Meadow Simmentals...........92, 103

O’Brien Farms..................................... 110

Boisvert Simmental................................78

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals...............60, 103

Kin-Kin Cattle Co...........................51, 103

Oh Kay Farms.......................................92

Bonchuk Farms.............................62, 108

Early Sunset Ranch...............................79

Kulyk Simmentals..................................90

Okooks Fleckvieh Embryo Group........104

Boomer Creek Livestock.....................109

East Poplar Simmentals................21, 107

Kuntz Simmental Farm............82, 83, 107

Oslanski Simmenal Farms...................104

Bouchard Livestock...................................

Eberspacher Enterprises Inc.................25

Kuzio Farms..........................................44

Outback Cattle Co.................................60

............................ 6, 7, 39, 71, 80, 96, 113

Edge, Dean.......................................... 112

KZ Simmentals......................................69

P & H Ranching Co. Ltd........................32

Boundary Ranch......................96, 97, 106

EDN Simmentals.................................107

LaBatte Simmentals......................21, 107

Parkhill Ranches............................60, 104

Bova-Tech Ltd...................................... 113

Elliott Simmentals..................................31

Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals...............69

Pearson Farms....................................104

Bow Valley Genetics............................ 113

Elm Tree Farms................................... 110

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.......................107

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

BS Ranch..............................................69

Erixon Simmentals.........................48, 107

Lazy S Ranch Inc..........................23, 103

Peters Simmentals.............................. 117

Cameo Farms........................................31

Fallen Timber Farms...........................102

Leewood Ranch.....................................44

Pheasantdale Simmentals.............50, 107

Canadian Bull Congress...................... 112

Ferme BMS...........................................78

Lewis Farms.................................103, BC

Phillips Farms Simmentals.................. 111

Canadian Cattlemen............................ 113

Ferme Gagnon Farm........................... 111

Little Willow Creek Ranch....................107

Pine Creek Simmentals.......................104

Carey, Brent......................................... 112

Ferme Sibelle Fleck...............................78

Lobster Point Farms............................ 111

Porter Ranches..............................37, 104

Cattle Cures......................................... 112

Foley Simmentals................................ 110

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

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd..........................89

Chittick Farms........................................51

Fore See Cattle Co................................54

Lone Stone Farms.........................37, 103

R & R Acres...........................................13

Circle G Simmentals & Angus.......32, 102

Genex Cooperative, Inc....................... 113

Luv-N-It Cattle Company.....................103

Rachido Ranch......................................51

City View Simmentals..........................106

GJR Simmentals..................................107

M & J Farms..................................42, 109

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

Clearwater Simmentals.................60, 102

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd........... 112

M & R Cattle Co...................................104

Rancier Farms.........................18, 19, 105

Come As U R Simmentals.....................98

Gra-Tan Farm........................................51

Mackenzie Cattle Company.................104

RDG Simmentals...........................69, 105

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Red Top Livesock..................................92

Skor Simmentals...........................66, 105

Sun Rise Simmentals....................89, 108

Ultra Livestock.................................35, 70

Red Willow Ranch Ltd...........................74

Skylark Cattle Company........................31

Sun Star Simmentals...........................105

Verleysen Farms..................................105

Rehorst Farms Ltd............................... 110

Skyline Simmentals...............................47

Sunny Valley Simmentals..............64, 108

Virginia Ranch...............................60, 106

Rendezvous Farms.............................109

Skyridge Farms.....................................58

Swan Lake Farms..........................89, 108

W2 Farms............................................108

River Point Cattle Co........................... 110

Skywest Simmentals.............................92

Swantewitt Simmentals.................77, 105

W2 Land & Cattle..........................38, 106

Riverbank Farms.................................109

Snider Cattle Services...........................87

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ld...............22, 30, 31,

Weldehaven Farms............................. 111

Robb Farms.........................................108

South Holden Simmentals.....................72

...... 49, 57, 58, 62, 81, 82, 89, 93, 95, 113

Westway Farms Ltd.......................67, 106

Robson Acres...................................... 110

South Seven Farms...............................51

The Register........................................ 111

Wheatland Cattle Co.......................94, 95

Rolly Acres Farm...................................72

Southpaw Cattle Company..................105

Timberlind Auctions............................. 112

Wilcox Simmental..................................58

Rosebud Simmentals..........................105

Spring Creek Simmentals..............22, 108

Todd Simmentals................................. 111

Wild Oak Farms................................... 111

R-Plus Simmentals................................57

Spring Lake Simmenals.......................105

Transcon Livestock Corp....27, 28, 37, 43,

Wilson Stock Farms...............................87

Rust Mountain View Ranch........... 26, 111

Spruce View Acres................................31

...............47, 60, 66, 69, 92, 113, 118, 119

Windy Knoll Farm................................ 111

Ruzicka Farms.......................................72

Starwest Farms.............................92, 105

Trendsetter Livestock............................59

WJ Simmentals..............................63, 106

SAJ Simmentals......................82, 83, 108

Steen Agencies.................................... 112

Trevor’s Cowpix................................... 113

WLB Livestock..................................... 115

Saugeen Acres....................................105

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

Tri K Cattle.............................................43

Wolfe Farms........................................106

Scissors Creek Cattle Co......................89

Stewart Simmentals............................. 110

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

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh...........................60, 106

Seven M Livestock..............................105

Stock, Mark.......................................... 112

Triple Rose Simmentals...................... 111

Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds......................109

Severtson Land & Cattle........................59

Stockmens Insurance.......................... 112

Tryon Simmentals................................ 111

XRC Simmentals.................................108

SIBL Simmentals...................................86

Stone Simmentals...............................105

TSN Livestock...............................80, 109

X-T Simmentals.....................................96

Silver Smith Farms........................46, 105

Storebo Farm.......................................108

Twin Meadow Livestock.........................58

Yellow Rose Cattle................................33

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals........105

Sullivan Simmentals............................ 111

Twin Oak Livestock................................58

Young, Terry & Loretta...........................81

Skeels, Dan......................................... 112

Sully’s Farm......................................... 110

Tymarc Livestock...........................60, 105

2019 BEEF BULL SALE YOUR SOURCE FOR SUPERIOR SEEDSTOCK March 19 Douglas, Manitoba WLB LIVESTOCK

At the farm

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

WLB Blaze On 365C 361E

High selling bull in 2018. His calves can be seen at Ferme Gagnon in Quebec and WLB Livestock

WLB Livestock Bill & Nancy Biglieni Douglas, Manitoba wlblivestock@gmail.com

204 763 4697 204 729 7925

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Feb. 25

JANUARY

Feb. 25

Jan. 1 Jan. 13 Jan. 26 Jan. 26 Jan. 28 Jan. 28

February “Herdsire” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Rust Mountain View Ranch Online Sale MC Quantock “Canada’s Bulls” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Lazy S Ranch 50th Anniversary Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetics Sale Apex Cattle 2019 ‘Heterosis Headquarters’ Annual Bull & Heifer Sale Dannebrog, NE

FEBRUARY Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 3 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 7 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 9 Feb. 9 Feb. 10 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 23 Feb. 24

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK R&R Acres’ 18th Annual “Beefmaker” Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Hartman Cattle Co. Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Janzen Ranches 26th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Hart Simmentals Power Bull Sale Frederick, SD Rust Mountain View Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND, USA Bata Brothers/Bell Family 22nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Rugby, ND Anchor D Genetic Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Soderglen Select 2019 Bull Sale Airdie, AB Diamond M Ranch 8th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Outlaw Cattle Co. 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Mader Ranches 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Circle G Simmentals & Angus and P&H Ranching Bull & Ranch Horse Sale Innisfail, AB Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Falun, AB Vikse Family Farms “Tip The Scale” Bull Sale Donalda, AB Ultra/Czech-Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Rendezvous Farms 15th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB W2 Land & Cattle Simmental Bull Sale – Chapter I Vermilion, AB M&J/Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two-Year-Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Crossroad Farms 13th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Robb/Hoegl 14th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Bull Rush Sale Rimbey, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 34th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Triangle Stock Farms 8th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Glenevis, AB

Feb. 25

Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

KSL Simmentals 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Muirhead Cattle Co. 17th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Ranchmen’s Simmental Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimmAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Herd Master 24th Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Pheasantdale 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co./Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB

MARCH Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9

8th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Bull Fest ‘19 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB LaBatte Simmentals 39th Annual Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Lockhart Valley 14th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 12th Annual Bull Sale Stavely, AB McMillen Ranching 25th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Mappin Simmentals/Silversmith Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale Byemoor, AB R-Plus 19th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle 26th Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB 6th Annual Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Sunny Valley Simmentals 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 17th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 14th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/Deeg 16th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Transcon’s 1st Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB 1st Annual Rancher’s Choice Simmental Bull Sale Veteran, AB 15th Blushrose Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Northern Classic Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB CD Land & Cattle Annual Bull Sale Taber, AB Synergie 8th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Wheeler Stock Farms 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Next Generation 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals 15th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB

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Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 19

Early Sunset Ranch Only The Good Ones Sell Production Sale Edam, SK Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK Harvie Ranching Bull Sale Olds, AB Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 20th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB On Target Bull Sale Barrhead, AB Meadow Acres Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Kulyk Simmentals 15th Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Wilson/Snider 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 20th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK WLB Livestock 15th Annual Red & Black Simmental Sale Douglas, MB

Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 22 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 30 Mar. 30

Rainbow River Simmentals 4th Annual Bull Sale Fisher Branch, MB Herter Simmentals 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Maple Creek, SK Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Ter-Ron Farms Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Perrot Cattle Come as U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick off to Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, AB Redrich Farms 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB Anchor B/Anchorage 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Mid Western Ontario Bull Sale Hanover, ON

APRIL Apr. 1 Apr. 6 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 8 Apr. 15

March/April/May “Spring” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Futures One Simmental Bull Sale Keady, ON Best Bet Bull Sale Williams Lake, BC Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Genetic Distinction Bull Sale Alameda, AB

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! u o y k n a h T

Leading Ladies 2018 62 Heifers Averaged $8680

Lot 1 - LFE 647D Tyson Bieleny - $19,000

Lot 6 - LFE 617D Wilson Stock Farms - $25,000

Lot 47 - SBV 302F Westman Farms - $35,000

Lot 4 - LFE 659D Westman Farms - $26,000

Lot 48 - SBV 286E Y Coulee Land & Cattle - $19,000

34th Annual Bull Sale February 23, 2019

Lot 31 - LFE 41E Bata Simmentals - $16,000 Angus Lot 55 - LFE 23E Lazy MC Angus - $11,500

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 CC-JAN19.indd 120

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