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Volume 19 Issue 1 January 2020 What’s Inside Bigger Cows Mean More Performance

Bigger Cows Mean More Performance

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From The Gate Post — Simmental Becoming the Beef Industry Standard / Simmental – Devenir la norme de l’industrie bovine

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Breed Improvement — An IGS Insight/ Un aperçu du centre IGS

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Vet’s Advice — NSAID’s at Calving Time

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When it comes to the business of producing beef, Tyler Copland is a firm believer that size matters. Story By Lee Hart

orn and raised on a long-time Simmental farm near Tees, in south central Alberta, Copland says that while many in the beef industry are leaning toward medium-sized cattle, he still prefers to run larger-framed 1,500 to 1,700 pound crossbred cows on the family farm. “The purebred industry has done an excellent job of improving many traits within the breed,” says Copland. “But the medium size, smaller frame cattle don’t really suit my program. I still want the traditional Simmental cattle. I like the traditional colour (fullblood Fleckvieh influence), and the dual-purpose aspect of larger cows. They produce the milk that produces larger calves and more pounds of beef.” Running about 300 head of females (250 head of mature cows along with about 50 heifers) Copland points to early November weaning weights, which average about 800 pounds. “These cattle are raised on summer pasture that is a combination of native and tame grass paddocks, but they really don’t receive any special treatment,” he says. “The calves are growing because their mothers are producing lots of milk. The cows may take a bit more feed, but then they are producing more beef.” Copland is second generation on the familyoperated Tyco and Sons Ltd. farm about 40 kilometres northeast of Red Deer. Along with his wife LeeAnn, Copland is joined in the mixed-farming venture by his sons Tanner, 12 and Taylen, 10. His parents Howard and Helen Copland are still actively involved as well. In 2019, Tyco and Sons Ltd. was named Commercial Breeder of the Year by the Alberta Simmental Association. Along with cattle they also crop about 2,500 acres of grains, oilseed and pulse crops. About 230 acres is seeded to corn for silage, while 20 acres of corn will be used for early winter grazing. One of the early Simmental breeders in Alberta, Howard Copland was very active in the purebred industry when Tyler got involved in the 4-H program. “I remember as a kid that dad was taking cattle to shows, improving genetics through A.I., and flushing cows for embryos,” says Tyler. “It was a lot of work. I remember as I got involved in 4-H probably in the early 1990s, he was starting to transition toward a commercial herd (purebred but not registered).” Some of the first crosses were with Beef Booster bulls, and later they also used Red Angus in their heifer-breeding program. The Angus-cross produced good cattle, although Copland felt the cows were getting too small.

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“I have just always liked the traditional Simmental cattle,” says Copland. “The fullbloods with the size and white and tan colour are getting more difficult to find. Today our breeding

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continued from cover program involves mostly Simmental bulls for both cows and heifers, and we also use a couple Charolais bulls as well.” About 70 per cent of the herd shows the traditional tan and white colors, nearly 30 per cent are red, showing the Angus influence, and there are a few tan coloured reflecting the Charolais influence. Copland sources breeding stock from a number of breeders including, Beechinor Simmentals of Bentley, Lockhart Valley Simmentals of Rimbey, and SIBL Simmentals of Cherhill, Alberta. Calving season starts in midFebruary and wraps up with the last few head in mid-April. “The bulls are out for a two-month breeding season timed so we start calving in February,” he says. “The plan is to have calving finished before we begin field work.” Calf birth weights with the cowherd average about 90 pounds, with it ranging to 100 and even 110 pounds with a few bigger calves. The heifers, also bred to Simmental, are producing calves that range between 70 and 80 pounds. About 80 per cent of the cowherd is bred to Simmental while the remaining cows are bred to Charolais. “Everything is on full feed at calving season, so the herd is close in so we can keep a close eye on them,” says Copland. “We have good facilities here if we need to bring something in, but calving difficulty really isn’t a concern. We have very good calving success.” As calving season ends, Copland turns to getting the crop seeded, which takes about three weeks. Bulls are usually turned in with females in early May. “When seeding is done about the third week of May we shut the tractor off, and immediately turn to getting cows and calves processed and heading out to pasture,” he says. “We are fortunate that all our grass is close by so the cow-calf pairs can walk to all our pastures.” Aside from the annual cropped acres, about 25 to 30 per cent of the farm is in developed pasture. “We also have quite a bit of native grassland,” says Copland. “That includes some low lying slough grass areas as well as quite a bit of bush land as well.” While the heifers make up one breeding group, the cowherd is divided into three different groups for summer grazing. “It is not a super intensive grazing system, and pasture and paddock sizes will vary,” says Copland. “It depends which pasture they are in but we are usually moving cattle about once a week.” The length of the grazing season depends largely on the amount of rain during the growing season. In dryer growing seasons he has provided a creep feed supplement for calves and in an extremely dry year like 2018, he had little option but to wean

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calves early and start feeding until calves were sold. “In 2019 we were fortunate to have good and timely rainfall,” says Copland in an early December interview with Simmental Country. “Cows are still out grazing, although we’re providing about half a feed ration to supplement the grass.” Most years Copland aims to market steer calves in late September or early October. He has used the DLMS electronic marketing service for about five years. “Our plan has been to market the steer calves by early October, get them sold, but then the calves will remain on pasture with their mothers until they are weaned and delivered around November 1st.” Heifers are weaned about the same time as well. Cows and heifers will remain on pasture in late fall and into early winter as long as snow permits. And while most of the corn is cut for silage, Copland saves about 20 acres for winter grazing. “We’ve been working with corn on and off for the past dozen years or so,” he says. “In 2019 we left about 20 acres of standing corn to be used as short term feed particularly over the mid-December to mid-January period. The standing corn is good, but we want everything to be on full feed about a month before they begin calving.” Copland doesn’t put up any hay, so full feed includes about 10 per cent as a slough grass ration with about 90 per cent being corn silage ration. While steers leave the farm in early November, Copland keeps heifer calves on feed until February. “Just before calving I’ll select those to keep for our own replacement heifers,” he says. “I’ll also select another 30 good quality heifers to be marketed to other producers as replacement heifers. Any remaining heifers will be sold into the feeder market.” Copland says the Simmental breed continues to have an excellent fit in optimizing beef production. “I like those big cows,” he says. “They can produce a bigger calf and then they have the milk to keep it growing during the grazing season right through to weaning. They have exceptional milk production. Buyers like these big calves. When you have something that weans 800 pounds it doesn’t take long on feed before it’s at 1000 pounds. I am more than happy with the way the breed performs.”


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anadian commercial cattle producers are faced with many challenges but share a common goal of managing the available inputs to maximize the outputs and get the highest return possible. Each herd is evolving and changing, and each producer needs to identify areas to improve or change their own herd. For example, maybe fertility is an emerging issue and you have identified your open or not pregnant rate is increasing over the years. Or say your weaning weights are shrinking and therefore your pay cheque is as well. How can you determine what could be the issues and more importantly how to solve them? One piece of the puzzle is genomics, the study of, in this case beef genetics and DNA. There is a lot of information to be gained by taking the opportunity to learn more about the genetics that are in your herd and that can pass down to each season’s calves. There are three DNA-based tools that can help commercial producers manage their herd. The first of these tools is sire verification or parentage. Determining parentage provides information to know which bull from your herd is the sire of each calf. Knowing which bulls are getting the job done for you and producing the best, (or the worst) of your calves.Knowing the sires of your replacement heifers allows you to plan so you don’t breed them back to their sire. The other DNA based tools that commercial producers can use are Igenity® Beef Profile and EnVigour™. The Igenity® Beef Profile is a genomic tool offered by Neogen Canada that provides a score of 1-10 on key measurable traits plus parentage. This 1-10 number is based on beef cattle records and genetics in the International Genetic Solutions (IGS) database. IGS is the genomic evaluation provider for most North American beef breeds thus providing you with the most accurate and relevant data in relation to your animals in your operation. The Igenity® Beef Profile evaluates 16 maternal, performance and carcass traits plus parentage. The traits that are evaluated and how they are measured are; Maternal Traits Birth Weight – Variation in birth weight a heifer or bull will pass along to its offspring. A higher score indicates potential for heavier birth weight. Calving Ease Direct – Percentage of unassisted births, indicating greater probability a calf will be born unassisted out of a first-calf heifer. A higher value is greater calving ease. Calving Ease Maternal – The probability a first-calf heifer will calve unassisted. Calving Ease Maternal (CEM) includes all genetic factors that impact a heifer’s ability to calve unassisted. A higher value is greater calving ease. Stayability – The chance a heifer will remain in the herd as aproductive cow until at least six years of age. A higher value is desired. Heifer Pregnancy Rate – A heifer’s potential to conceive during breeding season, a higher value is desired. Docility – The animal’s genetic potential to be calm or have calm offspring. Higher scores indicate a higher probability of progeny with acceptable disposition. Milk – Is expressed as pounds of calf weaning weight affected by the milk production of a calf’s dam.

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Performance Traits Residual Feed Intake – This is an indicator of feed efficiency. Lower RFI indicates greater feed efficiency. Average Daily Gain – Based on pounds of gain per day. The Igenity score for Average Daily Gain (ADG) identifies an animal’s genetic potential for post-weaning growth. Weaning Weight – Pounds at age of 205 days. Yearling Weight – Pounds at age of 365 days. Carcass Traits Tenderness – Animal’s genetic potential for carcass tenderness as measured by the Warner-Bratzler Shear Force test. A higher score indicates greater tenderness. Marbling – Marbling score indicates the degree of marbling in the rib eye at the 12th rib expressed in USDA marbling units. Ribeye Area – Ribeye Area estimates muscling in a beef carcass andis measured in square inches of the ribeye muscle at the 12th rib. Fat Thickness – Fat thickness is scored as depth of fat in inches over the ribeye muscle at the 12th rib. Higher Fat Thickness scores equate to lower lean yield. EnVigour™ is the third tool to help commercial producers and measures heterosis in their cattle to give an indication of hybrid vigour. What hybrid vigour adds to your herd is increased health, lifetime productivity, stayability, as well as increased tolerance to environmental conditions and stressors. EnVigour™ uses genetics from 13 cattle breeds to create a single measure of heterosis as a 1-10 score. Producers can use this 1-10 EnVigour™ score to help them select replacement heifers aligned with their herd goals. When added to the Igenity® Beef Profile, EnVigour™ generates the Igenity® Total Cow Index. The Igenity® Total Cow Index weighs the maternal traits of birth weight, calving ease direct, calving ease maternal, stayability, heifer pregnancy rate, docility, and milk and adds into the equation the animal’s heterosis (EnVigour™ score) to generate the index score. This index provides information that balances the hybrid vigour of the replacement female with her genetic potential to pass on heritable maternal traits to her offspring, providing a comprehensive score of her ability to stay healthy, wean calves, and contribute to the genetic gain of your future calf crops. When it comes to determining what scores are “ideal” it is very operational dependent. It is important to identify your goals. Do you want high ranking maternal cows who pass on strong performance traits? Maybe your goals are to raise animals with strong carcass traits that are enjoyed by the end consumer. Using the genomics can help in many ways. For example, you can use the Igenity® scores to sort cattle and managethem for breeding or production. You can choose which traits are important to enhance your operation and make decisions based on that. Or, the data can help you pinpointstrengths and weaknesses in your cow herd and identify traits you want to improve. A common way to make improvements in your herd is to buy bulls that excel in specific traits. For example, if your cows average low for marbling scores, you can improve your herd by buying bulls that are in the top 30% of their breed for marbling. You can also select your best females for marbling traits. This would move you faster towards your goals. Long term, you can use your Igenity® Beef Profile and EnVigour™ reports to track improvements across multiple traits, increase heterosis in your cattle and measure your progress to put you in the most profitable position possible.


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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

Simmental – Becoming the Beef Industry Standard

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appy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Commercial Country for 2020! 2019 was again an interesting year for Canadian agriculture with many of us again needing flexibility because of challenging weather conditions during the seeding and harvest seasons. Those of us who have been in the industry for several decades have seen these same challenges before although that doesn’t make them any easier when they are now combined with the new challenges and pressures of 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, it might come as a surprise that Simmental was not always as popular and as well received in the beef cattle sector as they are today. In fact there was a time when Simmental influenced cattle were hard to sell and were often sold at a discount to other breeds. That has definitely changed as Simmental breeders are now providing much different genetics that better suit market demands. While many commercial cattle producers did alright marketing their calves in the fall of 2019, some experienced lower prices than expected; these were mainly straightbred British calves that lacked the quality and/or size of the Simmental calves in the pen beside them. Throughout the fall run of 2019 Simmental influenced feeder calves brought premiums when compared to other breeds, and in some areas were bringing ten to twenty cents or more per pound over older 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. Weight also played a factor in take-home pay as Simmental influenced calves of the same age were often one hundred pounds heavier than straight British calves and at $2.00 per pound provided a $200 to $300 per calf higher return. There were few complaints from cattle producers who sold $1600 calves at the beginning of October when 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 well, and provide the yield and carcass size while grading to fit today’s market demands.

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Nowhere was the Simmental presence noticed more than at one of the highlight events in November at the Canadian Western Agribition Commercial cattle show and sale. Simmental genetics were found in almost every pen in the barn and all of the show winners and high sellers were Simmental influenced. All of the open replacement heifer pens were Simmental influenced seventy-five percent of the bred heifers carried Simmental genetics. While bred commercial female prices were somewhat lower, premiums were definitely paid on the top end Simmental influenced females. It was also great to see Simm-cross heifers selling that were bred to easy calving Simmental bulls. Yes that’s right, producers are now breeding their heifers to easy calving Simmental 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 throughout North America and nothing adds more immediate value to an Angus cowherd than a Simmental bull! As we continue to see 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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YR BLACK DRIVELINE 314G MJ Telluride 18B X IPU Heavyweight

YRJR NOMACK 1512G Anchor D Disco X JB CDN Windwalker

HPR DRIVER 417G MJ Telluride 18B X MFI Regent 9053

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SIMMENTAL BULLS 13 coming 2 year olds YR MUFASA 1138 G Anchor D Disco X Twin Chief Turbo

HPR WILLIAM 117G - Res. Sr. Bull Calf Farmfair 2019 Anchor D Disco X BEE Element 923D

KSR FIERRO 60F KSR Bear 1C X Sunny Valley Patriot 60Z

KSR FIREBALL KSR Clifford 54C X Angus

KSR FUTURA 27F KSR Bear 1C X HLK Ulysis 5U BULLS: Red, Black, Fullblood and Full Fleckvieh Simmentals open commercial & open purebred heifers

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2020 On the Farm, Falun, AB

HAMPTON SIMMENTALS Jodi Hampton 780-777-5286

JR CATTLE J.R. Good 403-559-4006

KATHOL SIMMENTAL RANCH Graham Kathol 780-898-2168

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

FIND THE CATALOGUE ONLINE AT WWW.BOHRSON.COM

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JNRBullFARMS & Female Sale

Saturday, February 8, 2020 • 4:00 PM Open heifers and approx.40 bulls sell At the farm • Willingdon AB

JNR 911F

JNR 940G

JNR 948G

JNR 989G

Jay Good (403) 556.5563 • Darren Paget (403) 323.3985 Glenn Norton (780) 542.0634 • Cody Haney (403) 559.8809

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Thanks to all who supported our program in 2019

Jerry & Nicole

JNR 913F

JNR 928G

JNR 939G

JNR 920F

Regan & Rayanna Repka 780.636.3458 c: 780.210.2333


Diamond M Ranch

9th Annual Bull & Female Herd Reduction Sale

February 9, 2020 At the Ranch, West of Estevan, SK

Plus!

85 Purebred Bred Females & 15 Purebred Open Heifers Right from the Heart of the Herd!

Diamond M Ranch

Jordan, Amber, Sasha, Sierra & Wyatt Mantei 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

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

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

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Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 :: Lacombe, Alberta Spruce View Acres

Starwest Farms

Steve & Tracy Kushnerik Steve, Christel & Adeline Humbke Camrose County, Alberta Calmar, Alberta 780.679.0713 :: moomoocow@xplornet.com 780.853.3388 :: starwestfarms@gmail.com

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B Bar C Simmentals

Brett & Chris Houchin Bowden, Alberta 403.877.7536 :: bbarc@telusplanet.net


On the Ranch, Russell, Manitoba Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Black and Red Simmental, Angus and Simm-Angus Bulls

Coming Two Year Old Bulls & Elite Females

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

mjsimmentalangus@gmail.com www.mjsimmentalangus.com mlg@glasmanfarms.com www.glasmanfarms.com find us on Sale Managed By: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Chris: 306-220-5006 DVAuctions 402-316-5460

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Co-ordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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An IGS Insight

elow is an update written by Dr. Lauren Hyde., who is one of the lead staff on EPD development and computer programming with IGS. This provides some insight into the science that is regularly deployed and updated in the IGS evaluation system that CSA is a part of. Some of the following may be a bit computer speak, but hopefully it gives you a bit of an idea of the background workings and ongoing improvements that continue to happen in our evaluation working through our relationship with IGS. The IGS evaluation is conducted weekly on over 18 million individuals and represents the largest beef cattle evaluation in the world. CSA data (pedigree, performance, DNA) is submitted weekly and new EPD are updated into the CSA system on a weekly basis. Lauren is heading into retirement shortly, but her position will be capably filled by Dr. Miranda “Randie” Culbertson.

Check Out What We Have Done So Far

By Lauren Hyde, Ph.D. Nearly a year and a half ago, on Saturday, May 5, 2018, the American Simmental Association released the first full suite of multibreed EPDs powered by the state-of-the-art BOLT software. I have to admit that the ASA staff, with the exception of very few (maybe only Steve McGuire), was very scared as to what we would find in our email, voicemail, Facebook Messenger and so on come Monday morning. However, it wound up being so quiet, we all heard that mythical pin drop. I’m not saying that we were perfect in our execution, but as your members started to evaluate the new EPDs, you had some well-deserved comments and questions that we were expecting. We knew that the software wasn’t “done.” It never will be. In fact, I was still revising the 30-year-old Cornell software as recently as two short years ago. As with the old Cornell software, we will continue to update, revise and improve the EPDs produced by the new BOLT software. Check out what we have done so far: June 2018 • Developed evaluation audit reports on incoming record counts for ASA staff and IGS partners • Developed quality control (QC) reports for incoming genomic data • Started clearing up erroneous and missing genotypes among all associations • American Shorthorn Association released IGS EPDs July 2018 • Started parallel (aka beta) testing for IGS partners yet to release IGS EPDs • Started delivering weekly QC reports to each association through the genomic pipeline, which routes genomic data from all genomic labs to the IGS partners and then the IGS database August 2018 • American Gelbvieh Association, North American Limousin Foundation and Canadian Simmental Association released IGS EPDs • Added embryo transfer data to the evaluation • Discovered and corrected duplicate animal IDs • Began collecting feed intake and heifer pregnancy data from IGS partners September 2018 • Canadian Shorthorn Association released IGS EPDs • Initiated monthly IGS partner conference calls to discuss issues and updates with the evaluation

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October 2018 • Red Angus Association of America released IGS EPDs • Developed a web-based interface for bull lookups and QC (Quality Control) error checking for ASA staff and IGS partners • Established a “white list” to keep animals with insignificant genomic discrepancies in the evaluation • Adjusted the evaluation system to add genomic data on animals without carcass or ultrasound phenotypes November 2018 • Implemented a Java script to compute breed composition of all animals in the IGS database at a much faster rate • Began a research project with CSU to develop a days-to-finish EPD • Initiated a project known as Work Order 1 (WO1) in order to: – Remove erroneous birth weights from the evaluation – Separate birth contemporary groups between calves out of two-year-old dams from calves out of older ones – Include heterogeneous variances for weaning weight based on sex of calf – Remove the moderately negative genetic correlation between weaning weight direct and maternal and set it to zero – Implement an updated marker subset of genomic data December 2018 • Added trio (sire + dam + calf) mating checks to the QC error reports January 2019 • Began investigating multi-breed imputation • Started evaluating the latest version of the FImpute software package February 2019 • Began refining the Zoetis arm of the genomic pipeline • Received preliminary results on the days-to-finish EPD research project • Combined the heifer pregnancy (HPG) data from the IGS partners and began refining it March 2019 • Started to investigate potential improvements to the carcass weight-ribeye area (CW-REA) evaluation • Fixed minor bugs in the online bull lookup tool • Added birth dates and other supplemental data to the HPG dataset • Received the first set of health data courtesy of Darr Feedlot • Upgraded the Postgres evaluation database


April 2019 • Started exploring modifications to the utilization of external EPDs • Tested several scenarios in the investigation to potentially improve the CW-REA evaluation • Updated carcass breed differences with new data from USMARC • Fixed a small bug in the docility evaluation scripts May 2019 • Canadian Angus Association released IGS EPDs • North American South Devon Association submitted external EPDs • Began planning for the IGS partner meeting to be held October 23-24 in Bozeman • Started building and developing server #5 June 2019 • Developed a standard format for sharing pedigree extracts among IGS partner associations in order to catch dual-registered animals more quickly • Released data to Colorado State University (the leaders in PAP EPD development) for development of a PAP EPD July 2019 • Implemented multi-breed imputation software • Installed and configured FImpute • Implemented updates to the CW-REA evaluation

August 2019 • Added Australian Shorthorn Association data • Added updated American Angus Association externals • Re-calculated progeny equivalents for each trait computed by IGS I am writing this article on September 18. In just a few days, I will be traveling from Denver to the Rhine River in Germany to find out where my maternal grandparents lived before they immigrated to Chicago and met in English school. After my excursion, I will be finishing up all of my outstanding projects so that I can retire on December 31 to pursue my dream of coaching and teaching swimming. I am fortunate to have worked with the best team in the beef cattle industry. The ASA staff is knowledgeable, hard-working, creative and fun. This fantastic group of individuals has shown time and time again that it is more than capable of developing and implementing innovative sciencebased products to help you produce cattle that make a significant genetic contribution to the beef industry. I truly wish all of you, ASA members and staff alike, much success in your efforts to keep moving the breed forward and ensuring that SimGenetics continue to have a major influence in the global market.

Friday March 20, 2020 at the ranch, Stony Plain, AB 1pm

Ranches • • • •

60 Red & Black Simmental & Max Bulls Plus 20 cow/calf pairs - 20 Open Heifers

Calving Ease Quiet Disposition Sound Structure Carcass Evaluated Maternal Character and bred for predictability

Give us a call to discuss your bull requirements!

Kevin Keith Call or Text: 780-915-9823 Cell: 780-915-3969 email: kmporter@canadasurfs.net

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5 FULL BROTHERS & 1 SISTER SELLS!

7 PATERNAL BROTHERS SELL!

CALVING EASE & LARGEST SIRE GROUP!

ULTRA APPROVAL 99G

ULTRA DENALI 60G

ULTRA/HVAL APPROVAL 65G

SIRE: BLACK GOLD APPROVAL 71E DAM: IPU 206S EL TIGRESS 113B

SIRE: SPRING CREEK DENALI 21E DAM: ULTRA SAMMY GIRL 19A

SIRE: BLACK GOLD APPROVAL 71E DAM: HVAL MISS COVERGIRL 751E

5 MANDAKO SONS SELLING!

MATERNAL BROTHER TO CMS EMPIRE!

CMS 905G

CMS 928G

CMS 938G

SIRE: CMS FRONTIER 709E DAM: LFE RS AMBER 647Z

SIRE: RENDEZVOUS MANDAKO DAM: CMS LADY IN RED 314A

SIRE: W/C BANK ROLL 811D DAM: CMS HEIRLOOM 112Y

FULL BROTHER TO CMS FIREBALL!

SHE & 5 OTHER ULTRA HEIFERS SELL!

CMS 932G

ULTRA MISS CYPRESS 28G

SIRE: CMS RAPID FIRE 635D DAM: CMS SODA POP 519C

SIRE: TRIPLE ROSE CYPRESS DAM: SPRING CREEK DENALI 21E

10 PUREBRED HEIFERS ALONG WITH 30 TOP CUT BREEDING COMMERCIAL HEIFERS SIRED BY ULTRA & CZECH-MATE BULLS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS!

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SIMMENTAL BULL SALE - CHAPTER 2

TUESDAY FEB. 25, 2020 AT THE RANCH - VERMILION, AB - 30 two year olds & 10 yearlings -

2019 High Seller Sold to Ruzicka Farms

2019 High Seller Sold to Westman Farms & JK Bar

2019 High Seller Sold to R Plus Simmentals

W2 LAND & CATTLE

Kelly, Jenna, Marley, Cash, Jaycee & Merit Waltz Kelly’s cell 780-853-3834 Jenna’s cell 780-853-3873 Box 3739, Vermilion, AB T9X 2B7 kellywaltz@hotmail.com 39


ERIXON LAD 29G

MONDAY MARCH 2, 2020 at the farm Clavet, SK

ERIXON WAR PAINT 42D X WFL IDENTITY Reserve Simmental Bull in the Presidents Classic at Agribition

ERIXON LAD 73G

DOUBLE BAR D LIBERATOR 412E x WHEATLAND RED ACE Class winner at Agribition

DOUBLE BAR D LIBERATOR 412E

The first crop of bulls will sell off our new walking herdsire. Liberator has a nice balance of calving ease and performance

DAVE 306.270.2893 :: KRISTA 306.270.1263 Clavet, SK :: erixonsimmentals@sasktel.net

VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE AT

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55 BULLS 4 HEIFERS

ON OFFER

Dave, Krista, Griffin & Holden Erixon

RED, RED BALDIES, BLACK, BLACK BALDIES

SIRES REPRESENTED - Double Bar D Liberator, CCLT Alliance, Wheatland Affiliate, HENN RUST Rambler, State of War, Erixon Relentless, Erixon War Paint, Wheatland Kill Switch, RF Capacity.


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70 Simmental Bulls

KUZ 51G

LR 217G

Purebred & Commercial Heifers to follow

LWR 45G

Leewood MAR. 3 Kuzio Tuesday

LWR 47G

& 4 th

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Annual

Leewood Ranch

KUZ 73G

Mannville, AB

Farms

Bull & Female Sale

LWR 0249F

Online at:

KUZ 58G

KUZ 61G

For more information or catalogue Colt Arnold

780-581-8328 780-763-0084 Leewoodranch@hotmail.com

Dale Kuzio LR 33G 42

587-280-2976 780-658-2350 KuzioFarms@hotmail.com


ML 8383F

ML 8666F

MAPLE LAKE LOCKNLOAD 8383

MAPLE LAKE 8666

ML 8050F

SELLING: 60 PERFORMANCE SIMMENTAL, ANGUS & SIMM/ANGUS BULLS REDS & BLACKS, 10 PUREBRED OPEN & 30 COMMERCIAL MAPLE LAKE HEIFERS

MAPLE LAKE BLUE PRINT 8050 Proven Genetics That Work!

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ith pain medication there may be adjunct treatment with antibiotics but often times the antibiotics may be unnecessary. If your veterinarian prescribes NSAIDs for pain he/she may choose the one they do based on label claim, past experience in the field, price per treatment or per 100 pounds, duration of activity, ease of administration, advice of associates or slaughter withdrawal. Lots of things to consider but hopefully this article and discussion with your veterinarian will make the decision that much easier in the future for you. With hard calvings for years, the clinic I was associated with, would give calves Flunixine IV thinking swelling and soreness on the legs and potentially ribs were greatly reduced and I believe they were. Calves on IV fluids for scours as long as being treated for the dehydration, NSAIDs were given routinely and now proven that appetite is increased. With calving season approaching let’s talk about the cow. After calving treatment with NSAIDs should lead to less obturator paralysis, quicker recovery from vaginal contusions and all other pain and soreness with calving should be diminished. Appetite is not lost so milk production is maintained. If one follows the beef codes of practice major surgical procedures such as C-sections, usage of NSAIds at the time of delivery or actually just at the beginning of surgery is the accepted practice. I know from experience the recovery to C-sections is much more rapid and they don’t spend the first day moping around. I have used injectable products, oral meloxicam and now the Banamine TD all with great success. The later two have a greater ease of administration which makes them both desirable around the calving cows. Most vets are prescribing NSAIDs for all the prolapses they deal with including a prolapsed uterus. Again, if recovery is quicker milk production is better, so never a bad thing. With calving one needs to have your parameters based of a hard, medium or light pull. Light being able to pull by hand with no other assistance. Stages medium or hard is when a calf puller may be applied. One also knows pulling with the cows contractions and going slow and methodical and applying lots of lubricant can avert a tough calving. One must recognize the type of skill level you have and treat accordingly. Was there a tear created, did you pull too fast, was the calf slow to get breathing, did you hear any unusual pops or snaps indicating tension. Did the cow end up with a little obturator paralysis? All these are clues the pull may

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have been too hard. From better milking to increasing appetite, quicker to mother up and potentially being quicker to rebreed are all possibilities NSAIDs can help with when given to cows after a pull. Even though we seldom have hard pulls, manipulation for malpresentations, torsions, breech births etc. all cause at least irritation to the vagina. A lot of producers now have painkillers prescribed for the season and have them close to the chute so they can easily be given. Keep in mind no labels have “pain control at calving” on them but those changes will come with more research I feel. Therefore, because prescription drugs veterinarians prescribe them for extra label ways. I think most veterinarians would agree with me and probably prescribe something like Dexamethasone for the cows you find down from a difficult calving. The very potent effect of this steroid seems quicker and effective if given early in cows with obturator paralysis. The negative effects are its immunosuppressive effects so often antibiotics may be prescribed concurrently. I personally wouldn’t prescribe steroids for anything other than the down cow. The NSAIDs are the way to go most times. There is no doubt the use of NSAIDs as an ancillary treatment or a stand-alone treatment at calving goes a long way towards a quicker recovery. That is for both in the pair (cow and calf). If you feel the calf needs a NSAID, think of the cow. If you think the cow needs a NSAID think of the calf. A tighter pull affects both the cow and the calf so think of treatments for both next time a difficult calving arises. There are many choices you and your veterinarian can work out. It is also good for the public to know, you as producers, give painkillers for difficult birthing’s to both cow and calf. Cattle have been looked after and observed closely at calving, so these painkillers add another tool in the tool box to improve welfare of the Canadian cattle herd. Get familiar with the various painkillers out there including their dosage and withdrawal dates. A horse NSAID called Phenylbutazone or “Butazone” should never ever be used in cattle production and is a banned product. Hopefully calving season goes well, and you have very few even moderate to tough pulls, but if you do it is nice to know NSAIDs can increase the comfort of both cow and calf.


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9th Annual

Friday - March 6, 2020 Lunch 12:00 Noon • Video Sale - 1:00 pm At the Mayerthorpe Diamond Center Bulls On Display at Ag Barn.

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in Featur

150 Bulls

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

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

Sale Contacts:

Garth Rogers 780-348-5893

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 46

Raymond & Mona Chittick (780) 778-0150


16th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 5, 2020 1 p.m. at the Farm Offering....

52 Yearling polled PB & FB Bulls 16 Coming 2 Year Old Bulls 6 Open Females

Pheasantdale Herdsires:

PTS 27G Springcreek Blue Chip 9D

LFE 326B, Blacksand Big Bang 1Z, WFL Mr Westway 79Z, LFE 3161B, LFE 3052B, PTS 74C, PTS 2E, Springcreek Flash 139E, MRL 142D

AI Sires:

LRX Rocket, High Voltage, Sleep Easy WFL Westcott 24C, Blue Chip, RF Captain Black, PTS 54B, FBF1 Combustible, High Stakes, Rust Henn Rambler, Blue Print

PDSM 38G FBF1 Combustible

Pheasantdale Lady 84G Sold to McCormack Family Ranch at the Agribition Simmental Sale 2019

Pheasantdale Cattle Co.

Balcarres SK Lee Stilborn (306) 335-7553 CoraLee Stilborn (306) 861-8596 Lionel & Pat Stilborn (306) 335-7708 pheasantdale@hotmail.com

PTS 66G LFE RS Lewis 3161B

Catalog can be veiwed at Bohrson.com

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South Seven Farms

ROB, LINDEN & NOLAN STUART

Box 2118 Vegreville, AB T9C 1T3 Cell:

(780) 632-9358

Email: sseven@telusplanet.net

STU 1G

Sire: FGAF Guerrero - Grand Dam Sire: Imax Polled Full Fleckvieh ~ Homo Test Pending

STU 8G

Sire: Goldrush - Dam Sire: BLCC Adonis 30X Full Fleckvieh

STU 21G

Sire: Metro - Dam Sire: BEL Western 2ND Full Fleckvieh

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STU 72G

Sire: Crockett - Dam Sire: Wheatland 351A

Co-owned with STU/RAFT 24G Rafter 4T Sire: Loaded Up - Dam Sire: MRL Missile High Selling Female Checkers 2017

STU 46G

Sire: Westcott - Dam Sire: Red Ceasar

March 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM Camrose AB UFA Barn


Selling at:

March 6, 2020 Camrose AB

POLLED

HOMO POLLED

RAF T 111G

Captain Scream x Snider’s Cipher 12D

HOMO POLLED

Captain Scream x Snider’s Cipher 12D

POLLED

RAF T 67G

LFE Riddler x Mader Blackgold 8B

BGS BM Captain Scream

RAF T 616G

RAF T 27G

Blackgold Bryck x Rafter 4T No Limit

3 sons sell

blackgold bryck

Darrell, Loralie, Denton, Derek Tatarin

5 sons sell

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

Offspring from these Sires at Bull Fest 20

2020 Calf Crop Upcoming from these Sires

1 of Pen of 3 Purebred Champions at Denver Stock Show

LFE Riddler 323B

NUG Advantage 205E (Captain Morgan Son)

Also from Equity, Temptation, Capone, Empire & Missile

RLD 449F

(Bankroll Son)

WLF 310F

(WLB Bounty Hunter Son)

Feel free to stop by anytime to view the cattle. Thank you to all previous Bidders and Buyers.

Hope to see you all at Bull Fest 2020 in Camrose CRE UFA Barn - March 6, 2020 If you would like to receive a catalogue, contact us at above numbers or email us.

The Best Way To Remind Everyone About Your Sale

EBLAST www.simmentalcountry.com

Let Customers Know About Your Event! Contact Sue or Randy for more information on Simmental Country Eblasts

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Sue Giles

403-793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

Randy Bollum 403-540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com


& guest Stewart Cattle

SELLING L SIMMENTA BULLS & ANGUS MERCIAL PLUS COM ERS 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 March 5, 2020

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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David Haywood-Farmer CCA President

The past few months have been extremely active for the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA). On the foreign trade front, the CCA was extremely pleased with the resumption of trade with China in late November. Following discovery of fraudulent pork export certificates on June 25th, 2019, Canadian exports of meat were halted. Since June, CCA has been actively engaged in discussions with government officials to help ensure Canadian beef exports to China would be eligible as soon as possible. The Government of Canada completed an investigation and submitted an Action Plan that supported the re-establishment of exports to China; all establishments eligible to export as of June 25, 2019 are once again eligible. CCA wants to thank all those involved in restoring this important trade relationship. Shipments of Canadian beef to China represented 2.6 per cent of Canada’s total beef exports in 2018. In the 1st half of 2019 exports to China were up 271% in value at 11,315 tonnes valued at $96 million and were on pace to reach 6.1% of total exports. The CCA was recently in China for meetings to further build the CanadaChina trade relationship. Back in Canada, CCA representatives met with Beef Farmers of Ontario and the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association in November to discuss challenges in Eastern Canada. Chief among these is the shortage in packing capacity, which has resulted in significant economic impact on both the dairy and beef industries. The extent of the situation is estimated at $174 million economic benefit if cattle prices were normalized to the five-year fall average price for fed cattle and cows in Ontario and Quebec from the 2018 eastern fall price lows. The problem is being further exacerbated by the hopefully temporary closure of one of the plants in Ontario. This value of course does not fully capture the extent of the hardship caused by shortage of slaughter capacity in the East. This lack of processing capabilities also increases other costs, for example, if cattle are being kept on feed longer than anticipated and often results in price discounts on these cattle. Furthermore, the processing shortages have ramifications extending beyond Ontario and Quebec, and into the Maritimes. The economic impact of these ongoing shortages is significant and warrants careful consideration and timely action. We at CCA foresee a number of solutions that would help alleviate these challenges, including the funding of an export diversification fund, a joint government and industry initiative assessing the need for a short-term assistance program, increasing access to labour through the temporary foreign workers program and recently announced pilot program, and undertaking a study to assess the regulatory competitiveness of Canada’s packing industry. As we head back to Ottawa this fall, this will be top priority for CCA working with the new government.

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Further East, the Maritime Beef Strategy covering New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island has a goal to expand cattle inventories and beef production. There is ample pasture for the cow-calf sector to expand and feed available with the region being a net exporter of barley. There is also growing demand for locally grown beef through Atlantic Beef Products Inc. These signs all bode well for expansion of the Maritime beef herd, however, a lack of risk management tools available in the region increases the price risk and limits the options for young producers in accessing financial support. CCA met with Maritime beef representatives throughout the fall to assess some of these challenges. The Maritime beef and dairy combined cow herd of 100,800 head (as of January 1, 2019) typically ships over 50% of calves to Ontario or Quebec. Some feeders are backgrounded locally before being sold to Ontario or Quebec for finishing. The pinch point is at the finishing stage as packer demand is currently 650 - 1,000 head per week, with the shortfall being purchased in from Quebec. Atlantic Beef Products does have plans to expand cooler and shipping space as well as moving to an all-day kill and fabrication. There are currently around 26,800 head of cattle on feed in finishing feedlots in the Maritime region that could potentially be interested in price insurance as a useful tool to establish a base price. If risk management tools better equipped producers to retain all beef calves and dairy steers for finishing in the region, available supplies could increase to over 70,000 head (depending on beef heifer retention percentages). Unfortunately, there is currently not enough price data in the Maritime region to support a Maritime Settlement Index similar to those in other provinces. However, producers have recognized that there is already a high correlation between cattle prices in Ontario and Quebec, as the local prices arbitrage to those larger markets. Maritime producers are willing to accept an out of province settlement index, through the creation of an Eastern Settlement Index, consisting of data from Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes. CCA will continue to work with its Eastern members to advance this initiative in the new year. Throughout the remainder of 2019, CCA staff and directors have been meeting with global and domestic stakeholders and policy makers. I am extremely pleased with the work being done on our behalf by the dedicated and talented staff. Finally, with this being the final column of the year, I would like to take this opportunity to wish my fellow producers from coast to coast a safe and happy holiday season. May 2020 be a year of continued prosperity and opportunity for Canada’s beef industry.


LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS Lee, Tina & Hannah Robson RR #1 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 (403) 748-2054 (Home) (403) 357-4280 (Cell) (403) 896-0530 (Hannah)

ALL ROADS LEAD TO LOCKHART VALLEY on March 7, 2020 1:00 pm at the farm Rimbey, AB

15th Annual Bull Sale

35 Bulls on Offer

If you have any questions please call: Danny Daines: 403-391-0580 Daryl Snider: 780-385-5561 Kevin Marcinek: 403-896-7559 Catalogues & Videos available upon request

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LaBatte Simmentals 40th Annual Bull & Female Sale

with Guest Consignor East Poplar Simmentals

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:00 PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

Offering Red, Black and Fullblood Bulls, plus Open Heifers The bulls and females pictured below sold in 2019 and are examples of the kind you can expect for 2020

The preview pages and videos of the Bulls and Females selling March 6th will be available on LaBatteSimmentals.com about January 20th. The catalogue will be posted on the website when available in early February. For information and catalogues call Barry at 306-815-7900 or Kyron at 306-267-7530 Barry & Brenda LaBatte Lynlee & Hayley LaBatte www.LaBatteSimmentals.com Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0 Cell: 306-815-7900 Email: labatte.simm@sasktel.net 56

Kyron and Kelsey Manske facebook.com/eastpoplarsimmentals Box 456, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 Phone: 306-267-7530 Email: kyron_manske@hotmail.com


26th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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

180 Bulls Sell Red & Red Blaze Simmental Bulls

Herd Bulls Designed by Ranchers for Ranchers • All bulls born, bred and developed right here at MRL • Large sire groups 1/2 and 3/4 brothers Pen fulls 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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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! 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 2020. Sound, rugged herd bulls that will cover some ground. No fluff, no puff. The top 170 bulls from our highly regarded cowherd of almost 800 mother cows and the most elite herd bulls in the business. Come see for yourself what keeps the commercial cowboys coming back year after year. Give us a call, text or email for a full color catalogue and bull video.

Red & Black Angus Bulls

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Thank You to all our 2019 buyers

WOLFE FLAUNT 962F

WOLFE FLAVOUR FF 820F

Sold to Scarlett Livestock of Sexsmith, AB for $12,500

WOLFE FOCUS FF 883F

Sold to Klassen Ranching of Debolt, AB for $9,500

Sold to Swantewitt Simmentals of Peers, AB for $9,500

WOLFE FARMS 16TH ANNUAL FLECKVIEH BULL & FEMALE SALE First Saturday of December Sold to Poole’s Arrow Ranch of Prince George, BC for $9,250

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Sold to South Peace Colony of Dawson Creek, BC for $9,500 WOLFE FITZROY FF 72F

Sold to Loren & Crystal Brad of Bonnyville, AB for $9,750

WOLFE FANG FF 30F

5S Cattle Company* Alix Farming Co. Ltd.* Beautiful Lake Ranch Birkenhagen Farms Loren & Crystal Brad Chug Away Ranch Ltd.* Marcel Dechaine David Doerksen Jim & Lisa Dorscheid Rob & Kendra Elzinga Frontier Cattle Co.* GER Livestock Gerig Farms Ltd. GNC Ranch Grimm Gang Ranch* HBCR Valley Farming Co. Steven & Erin Heise Ted & Joyce Henderson* David Hiebert* Hollingworth Farms Ltd.* J & M Farms Joe & Edith Jakubow JH Ranch JNR Farms Clint Klassen Eddy Klassen* Klassen Ranching* Lazy Tepee Cattle Co.* Clayton Lieverse Kyle Loveridge Garth Meehan John Neufeld Peace View Colony Poole’s Arrow Ranch* Ryan Quist RDG Simmentals Scarlett Livestock SD&G Custom Farming* Shadow Creek Ranch Short Grass Farms* South Peace Colony* Brian & Deanne Stratuliak* Swantewitt Simmentals Dayle Turley Valleyview Ranch Colony* Bob & Barbara Viravec Jim Wieler* Wolfe’s Fleckvieh * Denotes multiple purchases

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Wolfe Farms Tony Wolfe

Box 2074, Valleyview, AB T0H 3N0 780-524-9322 email: wolfefarms8@gmail.com


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Farm & Ranch Ltd.

17thAnnual Bull Sale Monday March 9th, 2020

1:00 PM, at the farm, Oungre SK

KWA 400G: Alliance x Red Western

90 Simmental

KWA 4G: Interstate x Odin

Offering

KWA 130G: Exclusive x Red Mountain

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

KWA 109G: Vegas x Riddler

KWA 46G: Authority x Red Rock

KWA 2G: Jury x Vision

& SimAngus Yearling Bulls

The Ashwort hs

PO Box 53 • Oungre, SK • S0C 1Z0 Kelly: 306 861-2013 • Kyle: 306 861-9352 jashworth@sasktel.net

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2019 High Seller - Sold to Silver Top Simmentals, Rimbey, AB Sire: RF Stimulus

2019 High Seller - Sold to Brian Ference, Consort, AB Sire: LRX Total Value

2019 High Seller - Brook Simmentals, Turtleford, SK Sire: LRX Total Value

BROTHERS SELL Simmental, Charolais and Angus Bulls On Offer

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SVS Dynasty 915G

Capacity x WFL Red Sage 506C Senior Bull Calf Champion Agribition Grand Champion Bull RBC Beef Supreme Top 10 Finalist Presidents Classic Reserve Champion

He sells

SVS Aztec 909G

Captain Scream x WFL Red Sage 506C Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion

½ & ¾ brothers sell both red & black

Sons sell

SVS Linne 904G

SVS Brooks 669D x SVS Captain Morgan Senior Heifer Calf Champion

Mader

Several sons sell

Walk This Way 224B

WFL Red Sage 506C

SunnyValley

Simmentals

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WEDNESDAY MAR. 11, 2020 SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES

45 BULLS & 10 FEMALES

FEATURING SONS OF: SVS Brooks 669D, SVS Captain Morgan, Captain Scream, Walk This Way, OVHF Tribute, NUG Pioneer 209E, LFE Amber Jack, IPU Red Zone 149D, FGAF Guerrero.

Contact

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

70 SEMEN TESTED. FREE DELIVERY. VOLUME DISCOUNT PROGRAMS. WINTERED FREE UNTIL APRIL 15. SIGHT UNSEEN PROGRAM.


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March 12, 2020

Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK - 1:00 pm It’s more than just a bull purchase at the "In Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale

Red & Black Simmentals, Red & Black Angus & Black Best beef bulls. Our Innovative “Customer Care Programs” are designed to support all Cattlemen near and far! Never buy insurance again (included in bull purchase price) – IPOP Warranty /Insurance – We value our Partnerships in the Cattle Business – IPOP Repeat Customer Incentives – Your One Stop Shop for Multiple Purchases (2%-12% volume incentives) – IPOP Volume Purchase Incentives – Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

To discuss full program details, give us a shout!

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RWR 21G RWR Steiger 2D x LWC 32B RWR 67G Erixon Black Impact 185D x RWR 8D

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RWR 24G Erixon Black Impact 185D x RWR 57D

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

RWR 99F $16,250 to 619 Land & Cattle Ltd.

RWR 91F $14,500 to Levi Bristow

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

RWR 79F

$14,500 to Clint Howard

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JJT 53F $14,500 to Paul Murray Farms

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


CLNO 41G

CLNO 78G

Legends of the Fall Grand Champion Bull Captain Scream x Red Label

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf

www.bohrson.com

Captain Scream x Soda Pop (Poker Face)

CLNO 71G Homo Polled - Full Fleckvieh Guerrero x Hermanus

85 Simmental bulls, 20 purebred heifers & select commercial heifers

CLNO 119G Homo Polled Limitless x Alamo Armour

CLNO 72G Double Polled - Guerrero x Stuey CLNO 40G Full Fleckvieh - Elevation x Hemi

BLACK GOLD SIMMENTAL LTD. THE NOBLE FAMILY - Lloydminster, SK

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Du Poste de Porte

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Simmental – Devenir la norme de l’industrie bovine

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onne et heureuse année, et bienvenu à cette première édition jugements et de la vente des bovins commerciaux lors de l’Exposition de 2020 de la revue Commercial Country ! L’année 2019 a de « Western Agribition”. La génétique Simmental était bien visible dans nouveau été une année intéressante au niveau de l’agriculture presque tous les enclos de l’étable des bovins commerciaux, et tous canadienne, alors que la plupart d’entre nous a encore une fois les gagnants et les sujets vendus au prix le plus élevé possédaient une dû faire preuve de flexibilité, en raison des conditions météorologiques influence de sang Simmental. Toutes les génisses de remplacement difficiles au moment des semences et des récoltes. Tous ceux qui sont ouvertes possédaient une influence de sang Simmental, alors que 75 % impliqués dans l’industrie bovine depuis quelques décennies ont des taures gestantes étaient croisées en partie avec la race Simmental. certainement déjà connu de tels défis, par contre cela ne les rend pas plus Malgré que les prix de vente des taures commerciales gestantes étaient facile à vivre si on considère tous les nouveaux enjeux et la pression reliés un peu plus bas qu’espérés, les meilleures taures croisées Simmental à la production des aliments. Cela est tout aussi vrai en ce qui concerne se sont vendues à de meilleurs prix. Il était également intéressant de l’adaptabilité de la race Simmental, qui est sûrement un acteur crucial au constater que certaines des taures offertes étaient saillies par des taureaux sein de notre agriculture continuant de changer et d’évoluer. Simmental faciles au vêlage. Eh oui, c’est bien vrai, les producteurs font Pour tous ceux qui sont nouvellement impliqués en production maintenant saillir leurs génisses par des taureaux Simmental reconnus bovine, vous pourrez être surpris de lire que la race Simmental n’a pas faciles au vêlage. toujours été aussi populaire et bien acceptée qu’elle ne l’est de nos jours. On reconnait toujours la vache Simmental pour ses qualités En réalité, les bovins croisés Simmental étaient plutôt difficiles à vendre maternelles, ce qui explique sa grande popularité et les meilleurs à une époque, et ils étaient souvent vendus à un prix inférieur à celui prix obtenus. Il est tout aussi évident qu’il y a de nombreuses raisons des bovins d’autres races. Le contexte a définitivement changé, alors d’employer des taureaux Simmental chez des troupeaux composés que les éleveurs Simmental offrent maintenant des types génétiques qui surtout de femelles de races britanniques, et de conserver les génisses correspondent mieux à la demande du marché. croisées comme sujet de remplacement. On gagnera de plus doublement, Bien que plusieurs producteurs commerciaux aient très bien avec le gain de poids additionnel chez les veaux mâles produits. Malgré vendu leurs veaux durant l’automne 2019, certains ont enregistré des le fait que certains individus plus traditionnalistes peuvent s’inquiéter prix plus bas qu’ils espéraient; ceux-là étaient principalement des veaux concernant la qualification éventuelle de leurs sujets à des programmes d’influence britannique uniquement et qui ne possédaient pas la qualité de bœuf de marque tels que le « Bœuf Angus Certifié- CAB », ils peuvent et / ou la grosseur des veaux croisés Simmental offerts dans les enclos dormir tranquille car les sujets ayant le poil noir pourront qualifier au voisins. Tout au long du circuit des ventes de veaux d’embouche de programme, s’ils sont issus de taureaux Simmental noirs ou rouge l’automne, les veaux croisés Simmental ont été primés au niveau du prix sans présence du gène de dilution ou encore de couleur traditionnelle comparés aux veaux d’autres races et, dans certaines régions, ils se sont Simmental. Il y a une bonne raison pourquoi les sujets croisés Simmentalvendus pour dix à vingt sous de plus la livre, comparativement à des Angus sont devenus autant à la mode partout en Amérique du nord, car rien ne peut ajouter autant de valeur à un troupeau de vaches Angus qu’un veaux de même poids et plus âgés issus de races britanniques. taureau Simmental! Un veau possédant dans le visage la “face moustachée” ou Tel qu’on continue de le constater partout au pays, on reconnait encore la « ligne de l’argent » se vendait carrément plus cher, puisqu’il était clairement issu d’un croisement avec la race Simmental. Le poids toujours à sa juste valeur la qualité dans tous les segments de la production additionnel était aussi un facteur important au niveau du revenu rapporté à bovine. De plus, il n’a jamais été plus important que maintenant d’avoir la maison, car les veaux croisés Simmental du même âge pesaient souvent des veaux possédant davantage de poids. L’exploitation de l’hétérose cent livres de plus que les veaux issus seulement de races britanniques. représente la meilleure et la moins coûteuse manière d’ajouter de la Et, à un prix de 2,00 $ la livre, cela équivalait à un revenu additionnel performance aux animaux, et aucune autre race que la Simmental ne de 200 à 300 $ par veau. Peu de producteurs se plaignaient au début peut offrir autant d’opportunités d’accroître la rentabilité des producteurs d’octobre alors qu’ils vendaient des veaux à 1600 $ l’unité. Les acheteurs bovins. Peu importe si vous êtes à la recherche d’un groupe de femelles recherchaient alors des veaux croisés Simmental et ils offraient une prime de remplacement de qualité, ou que vous ayez besoin d’un taureau car ils savaient que les veaux croisés Simmental de haute qualité produits rentable pour votre programme et qui vous offrira de la facilité au vêlage de nos jours sont faciles à alimenter, et qu’ils produisent des carcasses et de bonnes performances, communiquez avec un éleveur Simmental et découvrez comment l’avantage Simmental peut agir pour votre bénéfice ! d’une grosseur et d’un rendement demandés par les marchés actuels. Parmi les évènements marquants du mois de novembre dernier, la présence de la race Simmental s’est fait sentir maintes fois lors des

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March 13th

2020

OUR PAST HIGH SELLERS 2019

2019

JNB 43F - $16,250 to Pheasantdale Cattle Co. 2018

» 27 RED & BLACK BULLS « » 5 OPEN HEIFERS « » SELECT FROZEN GENETICS « 2019

JNB 3F - $10,000 to Robb Farms & KJ Larre Ranching 2018

JNB 43E - $5000 to Brad Thompson 2017

On Offer

JNB 9F - $8500 to Cloet Farms 2017

JNB 33E - $5000 to Trever Diell 2016

JNB 35D - $8100 to Percyview Farms

JNB 10D - $16,100 to Crossroad Farms 2016

JNB 13C - $8500 to Kruk Farms

JNB 2C - $6100 to Lach Farms

Featuring sons of: RF Impact 601C, BGS/ BM Captain Scream 63D, KWA Law Maker 59C, LFE The Riddler 323B, Springcreek Denali 21E, Harvie Red Summit 54B, WFL Westcott 24C, MRL 67X, WLB Bounty Hunter 365C

OUR BEST BULLS YET WILL SELL IN 2020, INCLUDING SONS FROM THESE DONORS

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WFL Red Sage 506C

LRX Red Reeba 41D

Dustin & Jennilee Stewart

MAF Sprinkles 189E

Blacksand Linette 934W

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SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS 16h Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe, Alberta Viewing at 10:00 a.m. · Lunch at Noon · Sale starts at 1:00 p.m. 50 Yearlings, 19 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!

Swantewitt Everest 7E

JSJ 169G- Black Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Everest 7F

Sire: Great Guns Bandit 41E

JSJ 14G - Fullblood

JSJ 25G - Fullblood, FF

Keato PLD Director’s Cut 21D

JSJ 167G- Fullblood, FF

JSJ 19G- Black Purebred

JSJ 112G- Fullblood, FF

JSJ 238F- Fullblood, FF

JSJ 287F- Fullblood, FF

JSJ 289F- Red Purebred

JSJ 293F- Red Purebred

Red And Black Sons Sell

Horned and polled sons with calving ease potential

Sire: Swantewitt Calibre 62C

Sire: CFFS Open Range 860Y

Sire: JNR’s Cool Cat 531C

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Sire: Brink Innovator B449

Sire: NLC Upgrade U8676

Sire: KWA Mountain 64B

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

Call or look online for a catalogue after February 1, 2020 at www.swantewittsimmentals.com

Sire: FGAF Guerrero 810Y

Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C


Darnell Fornwald 403-795-8030 Shay Martindale 780-812-4581 Jonathan Karsin 204-870-0329

Arrow Creek SimmentAl

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

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

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

horner CAttle Co.

Laura Horner & Jake Rawluk Alan Horner P: 204-868-5335 hornercattecompany@gmail.com

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

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

21st Annual Bull Sale

He Sells!

MARCH 17, 2020

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS LLOYDMINSTER, SK

70 Yearling Bulls Sell!

SBMC 44G

2019 Stockade Round-Up

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reds, Blacks, & Fullbloods!

These Red Bulls Sell!

2019 Canadian Western Agribition

· People’s Choice Champions · Champion Simmental Pen · Supreme Overall Pen

Brothers Sell! Sold to Westgold Farms Ltd.

Edam Fall Fair Peoples Choice & Champion European Pen of Three Brothers Sell! Sold to Boisvert Simmentals

They Sell!

For up to date info and news on what’s happening

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

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

Stuart Jamieson Edam, SK 306-342-7880

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Amelioration de la Race

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

V

Un aperçu du centre IGS

ous trouverez ci-après une mise à jour des activités, écrite par Dre Lauren Hyde, laquelle est la responsable du développement des ÉPD et de la programmation informatique avec le center IGS. Cet article vous fournira un aperçu des principes scientifiques qui sont utilisés et constamment mis à jour dans le système d’évaluation génétique IGS, lequel est employé par l’ASC. Une partie du contenu qui suit pourrait vous sembler être un langage informatique incompréhensible, toutefois nous espérons que cela vous donnera une certaine idée du travail effectué dans l’ombre, ainsi que des améliorations constantes dans notre travail d’évaluation génétique et de relation avec le centre IGS. L’évaluation génétique est effectuée chaque semaine par IGS, avec plus de 18 millions d’individus, ce qui en fait la plus importante évaluation de bovins de boucherie dans le monde. Les données provenant de l’ASC (généalogie, performance, ADN) sont transmises à chaque semaine et de nouveaux ÉPD sont calculés et mis à jour à chaque semaine dans le système de l’ASC. Lauren doit prochainement prendre sa retraite, mais elle sera remplacée par la très compétente Dre Miranda « Randie » Culbertson.

Constatez ce que nous avons effectué jusqu’à maintenant! Par Dre Lauren Hyde, Ph.D.

Il y a de cela à peu près un an et demi, soit samedi le 5 mai 2018, l’Association Simmental Américaine publiait pour la première fois la première série complète d’ÉPD multi-races, estimés par le logiciel ultramoderne BOLT.Je dois admettre que le personnel de l’ASA, à l’exception de quelques-uns (peutêtre seulement Steve McGuire), était très préoccupé à ce qui les attendait le lundi suivant sur leur courriel, leur boîte vocale, leur outil Messenger de Facebook, etc. Toutefois, ce fut finalement très tranquille, tellement qu’on aurait pu entendre une mouche voler. Je ne veux dire qu’on était alors parfait avec cette réalisation mais, alors que les membres commençaient à évaluer les nouveaux ÉPD, vous avez alors exprimé des commentaires et des questions qu’on s’attendait à avoir. On savait alors que le logiciel n’était pas complété. Il ne le sera jamais. En fait, je révisais encore il y a deux ans lelogiciel de Cornell vieux de 30 ans.Tel que cela a été le cas avec le vieux logiciel de Cornell, on continuera d’y apporter des mises à jour, des révisions, des améliorations, afin de calculer les ÉPD avec le nouveau logiciel BOLT. Constatez ce que nous avons effectué jusqu’à maintenant: Juin 2018 • Développement de rapports d’audit de l’évaluation, quant au nombre de données transmises par le personnel de l’ASA et les partenaires d’IGS. • Développement de rapports de contrôle de qualité pour les données génomiques transmises. • Début de l’enlèvement des génotypes erronés et manquants pour toutes les associations. • L’Association Shorthorn Américaine publie des ÉPD calculés pas IGS. Juillet 2018 • Début d’un testage pilote et en parallèle pour les partenaires d’IGS qui sont dans l’attente d’obtenir leurs ÉPD. • Début de la transmission de rapports hebdomadaires de contrôle de qualité à chaque association, par l’entremise du canal génomique, lequel permet d’assurer les échanges de données génomiques provenant des laboratoires d’analyse de l’ADN jusqu’aux partenaires d’IGS, puis vers la base de données d’IGS. Août 2018 • L’Association Gelbvieh Américaine, la Fondation Nord-Américaine Limousin et l’Association Simmental du Canada publient des ÉPD provenant d’IGS. • Ajout des données de transfert embryonnaire à l’évaluation.

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• Découverte et correction de données d’identification d’animaux en double. • Début de la cueillette par les partenaires d’IGS des données d’ingestion alimentaire et de gestation chez les taures. Septembre 2018 • L’Association Shorthorn du Canada publie des ÉPD provenant d’IGS. • Mise en place d’appels conférence mensuels avec les partenaires d’IGS, afin de discuter des problématiques et des mises à jour dans l’évaluation. Octobre 2018 • L’Association Angus Rouge des Amériques publie des ÉPD provenant d’IGS. • Développement d’une interface connectée par internet, afin que le personnel de l’ASA et des partenaires d’IGS puisse consulter les ÉPD des taureaux et y détecter des erreurs (contrôle de qualité). • Établissement d’une “liste blanche” afin d’y conserver dans l’évaluation les animaux possédant des disparités génomiques. • Ajustement au système d’évaluation afin d’y ajouter les données génomiques pour les animaux n’ayant pas de données phénotypiques sur les carcasses ou les mesures par ultrasons. Novembre 2018 • Introduction du langage Java permettant de compiler plus rapidement la composition génétique de tous les animaux dans la base de données d’IGS. • Début d’un projet de recherche avec l’Université de l’état du Colorado, visant à développer unÉPD du nombre de jours requis jusqu’à la finition. • Début d’un projet désigné Bon de travail 1 (“WO1”), visant à: – Extraire de l’évaluation les poids de naissance erronés. – Séparer les groupes contemporains à la naissance, entre les veaux issus de femelles au premier veau des veaux provenant de vaches adultes. – Inclure des mesures de variances hétérogènes du poids au sevrage, et selon le sexe du veau. – Retrait de la valeur modérée de corrélation négative entre le poids au sevrage direct et le poids au sevrage maternel, pour l’ajuster à 0. – Introduction d’une mise à jour du sous-ensemble de marqueurs des données génomiques. Décembre 2018 • Ajout d’une mesure de vérification de l’accouplement (père+mère+veau), dans les rapports d’erreurs du contrôle de qualité. Janvier 2019 • Début de l’investigation sur l’imputation multi-races. • Début de l’évaluation de la plus récente suite du logicielFlmpute. Février 2019 • Début de l’amélioration de l’analyse génomique Zoetis. • Réception des résultats préliminaires du projet de recherche sur les ÉPD du nombre de jours requis jusqu’à la finition. • Combinaison et début de l’amélioration des données sur les taux de gestation chez les génissesprovenant des partenaires d’IGS. Mars 2019 • Initiation de l’investigation du potentiel d’amélioration de l’évaluation sur


les carcasses / la surface de l’œil-de-longe (« CW-REA »). • Correction d’erreurs mineures avec l’outil de recherche en ligne des taureaux. • Addition des dates de naissance et d’autres données supplémentaires à la base de données sur les taux de gestation chez les génisses. • Réception de la première série de données de santé, provenant du parc d’engraissement Darr. • Mise à jour de la base de données Postgres pour l’évaluation génétique. Avril 2019 •Début des travaux d’exploration de modifications en utilisant des ÉPD externes. • Analyse de plusieurs scenarios visant à potentiellement améliorer l’évaluation sur les carcasses / la surface de l’œil-de-longe (« CW-REA »). • Mise à jour des différences entre les races sur les mesures des carcasses provenant des nouvelles données du centre USMARC. • Correction d’une légère erreur dans le langage d’évaluation de la docilité. Mai 2019 • L’Association Angus du Canada publie des ÉPD provenant d’IGS. • L’Association South Devon Nord-Américaine soumet des ÉPD externes. • Début de la planification des rencontres avec les partenaires d’IGS, les 23 et 24 octobre à Bozeman. • Début de la construction et du développement du serveur 5. Juin 2019 • Développement d’un format standard d’échange d’extraits de généalogies entre les partenaires d’IGS, afin de pouvoir identifier plus rapidement les doublons d’un même animal. • Données transférées à l’Université du Colorado (les leaders dans le développement d’ÉPD pour le PAP), afin qu’ils développent un ÉPD pour le PAP.

Juillet 2019 • Mise en place d’un logiciel d’imputation multi-races. • Installation et configuration de l’outil Flmpute. • Introduction de mises à jour del’évaluation sur les carcasses / la surface de l’œil-de-longe (« CW-REA »). Août 2019 • Ajout des données de l’Association Shorthorn de l’Australie. • Addition d’externes mises à jour de l’Association Angus Américaine. • Nouveau calcul sur les équivalents de progéniture, pour chacun des caractères évalués par IGS. J’écris cet article le 18 septembre 2019. Dans quelques jours, je voyagerai à partir de Denver jusque dans la région du Rhin en Allemagne, pour y découvrir où vivaient mes grands-parents maternels, avant d’immigrer à Chicago et de se rencontrer dans l’école anglaise. Après cette excursion, je vais compléter tous mes projets en cours, afin que je pusse prendre ma retraite le 31 décembre et poursuivre alors mon rêve de devenir entraîneur et professeur de natation. J’ai été chanceuse d’avoir pu travailler avec la meilleure équipe de l’industrie bovine. Le personnel de l’ASA est compétent, travaille très fort, est créatif et agréable. Ce groupe formidable d’individus a continuellement démontré qu’il était capable de développer et de mettre en place des produits innovants basés sur la science, afin de vous aider à produire des bovins apportant une contribution significative au sein de l’industrie bovine. Je vous souhaite sincèrement, à tous les membres de l’ASA ainsi qu’au personnel, tout le succès possible dans vos efforts visant à faire progresser la race, et afin que la génétique Simmental continue d’avoir une influence majeure sur tous les marchés.

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MAF Sabrina 22E

MAF Mackfrid 53E

MAF Cassade 18A

IPU Ms. Specialist 119Z

Springcreek Launch 110E

KCC1 Exclusive 116E

Crossroad Red Stone 10F

MAF Drunken Sailor 266C

MAF Montana 37D

KWA Law Maker 59C

MAF Montana 75D

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Land & Cattle Purchased by Clifford Provost, AB

Co. Ltd. ng Valley Farming Purchased by Spri Spring Coulee, AB

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Petterson Purchased by Darrell Wawota, SK

Sun Rise Simmentals

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Selling Simmental Yearling & Extra Age Bulls

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Sun Rise Simmentals

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

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

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

Swan Lake Farms

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

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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True F1 & Percentage Bulls! Weaning Weights

Profitability

Plus...

Money In Your Pocket

The females are beautiful uddered and trouble free! THE CATTLEMAN’S KIND!

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET, NO BULLS BURIED BELLY HIGH IN STRAW. FEET AND LEGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT!

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HARDLY ANY FEMALES EVER SOLD! THIS BENEFITS US AND IS SURELY GONNA BENEFIT YOU!

BLACK BULLS WITH THE EXTRA HAIR, BUTT ENDS AND MUSCLE! THESE BULLS WILL SIRE THE EXTRA PERFORMANCE & EYE APPEAL TO PUT $$ IN YOUR POCKET!!

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MOST RED BULLS EVER ON OFFER, BACKED BY OUTSTANDING COW FAMILIES, UNLIMITED POTENTIAL!

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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

Sample of the Dams of this year’s Bull Offering...

Red Enticer 15G

Dam was Champion Cow with Bull Calf Ranchmen’s Pen Show 15G at Side

Red Mountain 83G

Embryo out of Isabella 3U

Rio Grande 28G

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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16th Annual

37 years of raising quality Simmentals

KU LYK SI M MENTA LS

BULL & FEMALE SALE March 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Northern Livestock Sales Lloydminster SK

RUK 3G

RUK 36G

RUK 44G

RUK 101G

RUK 125G Thank you to 2019 Buyers!

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

RUK 139F

Richard Kulyk

res. 306.445.5545 cell: 306.441.9238 rkulyk@sasktel.net

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Time for Profit Time for Simmental

#13 - 4101 - 19th St. NE Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: (403) 250-7979 • Fax: (403) 250-5121 • Toll Free: 1-866-860-6051 cansim@simmental.com • www.simmental.com

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Join us for the 2020

Together Everyone Achieves More

Register TODAY! February 20-22, 2020 Holiday Inn Guelph, Ontario

Industry Leading Speakers, Tours, Technology, Leadership Development & more! Open to ALL cattle enthusiasts 14-25 year of age as of January 1st

For a full schedule and to register by January 30th visit

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Save The Date!

YCSA National Classic July 23-26, 2020 Portage la Prairie, MB

Kelsey Manske YCSA Program Coordinator kmanske@simmental.com (306)291-7086

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Mar. 9 Wilson/Snider and Guests 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Feb. 25 W2 Land & Cattle 2nd Annual Bull Sale Mar. 9 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Vermilion, AB Innisfail, AB Feb. 28 KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale Mar. 9 Severtson Land & Cattle/ Trendsetter Olds, AB Livestock Bull Sale January Feb. 28 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Innisfail, AB Jan. 18 R&R Acres’ 19th Annual “Beefmaker” Red Angus Bull Sale Mar. 10 Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale Bull Sale Westlock, AB Airdrie, AB Provost, AB Feb. 29 Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Jan. 24-25 Canadian Bull Congress Mar. 11 Skor Simmentals 18th & Final Annual Spruce Grove, AB Camrose, AB Feb. 29 Transcon’s Peace Country Red & Black Bull Sale Jan. 25 Lazy S Ranch Bull Power Sale Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mayerthorpe, AB Beaverlodge, AB Mar. 12 Westway/Deeg 17th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB FEBRUARY MARCH Mar. 12 Transcon’s 2nd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Feb. 6 Janzen Ranches 27th Annual Mar. 2 KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Female Sale Rosemary, AB Mar. 12 Nelson-Hirsche Purebreds Bull Sale Feb. 8 JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Del Bonita, AB Willingdon, AB Mar. 2 Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Mar. 13 Northern Classic Bull Sale Feb. 14 Genetic Edge 21st Annual Bull Sale Female Sale Grande Prairie, AB Rimbey, AB Bentley, AB Mar. 18 Adair Ranch 27th Annual Bull & Feb. 15 Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Mar. 3 MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus Female Sale Wetaskiwin, AB 13th Annual Sale Brownfield, AB Feb. 15 Circle G Simmentals & Angus Bull & Stavely, AB Mar. 20 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Gelding Sale Mar. 3 Lewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms’ Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Innisfail, AB Mannville, AB Feb. 19 Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Mar. 21 Joint Venture 41st Annual Bull Sale Mar. 4 Zimmer’s Spring Lake Simmentals Bull Lacombe, AB Sangudo, AB Feb. 21 Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull & & Heifer Sale Mar. 26 Transcon’s Red Deer Bull Sale Female Sale Camrose, AB Red Deer, AB Carstairs, AB Mar. 6 Bull Fest ’20 Simmental Bull Sale Feb. 22 Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Camrose, AB Camrose, AB Mar. 6 9th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Feb. 24 Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Innisfail, AB Mar. 7 Lockhart Valley 15th Annual Bull Sale Feb. 24 Triangle Stock Farm 9th Annual Bull Rimbey, AB & Female Sale Parkland County, AB


Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Kirsten Fornwald (306) 487-2557 Secretary: Carolyn McCormack (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

www.sasksimmental.com

Congratulations to Hoffus Stock Farms 2019 SSA Commercial breeder of the year Hoffus Stock Farms have been breeding Simmental for over 30 years. HSF is run by Randy & Irene Hoffus, and Aaron & Amber Hoffus, along with their kids Grace and Vance, and is located near Bjorkdale, SK. They grain farm 8,500 acres, with another 2,500 acres dedicated to hay and pasture land. They annually calve 325 females that are predominantly straight Simmental. The added pounds at weaning and the exceptional females are what drew them to the breed, and has had them hooked ever since. They sell their calves at the auction mart and annually top the market with their consistent quality group. They sell replacement females to a string of repeat customers, direct from the farm. The family takes true pride in the day to day operations of their farm. They have dedicated their life to always enhancing their herd in the best possible way.

2019 SSA Commercial Breeder of the Year Aaron & Amber Hoffus, along with their kids Grace and Vance, sign presented by President Kirsten Fornwald.

Simmental Genetics Excel

Commercial Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Jackson Family Farm Ltd., Humboldt, SK

Fall Shows & Sales!

in the

Congratulations to all exhibitors of Simmental influenced cattle at:

Edam Fall Fair

Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Hebert Livestock Ventures, Wawota, SK

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

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Open Replacement Heifers Wadella Ranch, Kipling, SK

All of the Agribition Commercial Champions were Simmental Influenced!

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Bred Replacement Heifers Westman Farms, Vermillion, AB

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Maritime Simmental Association

www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Dates to Remember February 15, 2020 Maritime Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Amherst, NS April 4, 2020 MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS

Lacey Fisher, NS

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Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

Ph: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

www.simmental.com

Keep ahead

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GARTH CUTLER

Advertise in ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

PO Box 5177 Lacombe, AB T4L 1W9 Ph: (403) 304 - 0896 email: circleg@telus.net

Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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Randy Bollum

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

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1.780.621.2737

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Simmeron Ranch Martin Skaret 1-56021 RGE. RD. 261 Sturgeon County Alberta, T8R 0V9

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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

Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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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

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306-270-2893

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Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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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

www.bonchukfarms.com

Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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This card spot costs LESS than a coffee a day! Advertise with us!

Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

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

Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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

BOOMER

CREEK LIVESTOCK

Owen Martin 4550 Ament Line Wallenstein Ont. N0B 2S0 C. 519-501-2207 E. owenmartin4550@gmail.com

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Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

Ph: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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


Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

www.simmental.com

Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

Ph: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

www.simmental.com

Rouge et Noir / Red and Black

Pur-sang / Purebred

85 Golf road, Waterloo, QuĂŠbec Kirk Stoddard Join us on Alexis Stoddard 450 521-8561 Facebook! 450 531-5920

757 Bedford Hwy, Bedford NS

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Randy Bollum

Industry and Member Services Representative

Ph: (403) 540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

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ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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

Clearwater Simmentals.......................102

Grinalta Farms.....................................103

Maple Lake Stock Farms.......................43

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

Crocus Simmentals...............................92

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

Mar Mac Farms...................................109

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

Crossroad Farms.....................36, 37, 106

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

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

Albrecht Farms......................................38

Curtis Simmentals.................................82

Hampton Simmentals............................27

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

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

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

Handford Simmentals............................87

McColl Simmentals................................87

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

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd..113

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

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

Anchor D Ranch..................................102

Deeg Simmental............................72, 102

Hart Simmentals....................................22

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

Anchor D Simmentals Ltd................14, 15

Dequier Cattle Co..................................63

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

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

Applecross Cattle Co......................85,102

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

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

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

Arntzen Angus.......................................66

Diamond B Simmentals.........................68

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

McMillen Ranching Ltd..................57, 107

Arrow Creek Simmental.........................81

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

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

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

Artisan Farms.............................. 109, 112

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

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

Meadow Acres Simmentals...................86

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

DJ Farms.............................................109

Horner Cattle Co....................................81

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

Aumack Simmentals.................... 106, 118

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

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

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

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

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

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd..113

More Bros. Simmentals.........................81

Bar CL Livestock.................................102

Dora Lee Genetics............................... 110

Janzen Ranches............................25, 103

Neogen Canada....................................19

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.........41, 102

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

Jaymarandy Livestock...........................63

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

Bert’s NR Simmentals...........................87

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

Jetstream Livesetock........................... 110

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

Big Johnson Charolais...........................67

Double Bar D Farms....................2, 3, 106

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

Norfolk Cattle....................................... 110

Big Rock Simmentals..........................102

Double G Simmentals.................. 106, 118

Johns/Workman.....................................87

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

Black Gold Simmental Ltd...............76, 77

Downey Farms..............................81, 108

JP Cattle Co..........................................51

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

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

Downhill Simmentals.............................81

JR Cattle................................................27

Northern Light Simmentals....................87

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

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

June Rose Charolais........................... 118

O Double E Simmentals................38, 104

Blue Mountains Farm..........................109

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

Kathol Simmental Ranch.......................27

Oakview Simmentals.............................94

Blushrose Simmental Farm...........75, 106

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals.....................103

Keato Meadow Simmentals...........85, 103

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

Bohrson Marketing Services.10, 11, 23, 27,

Early Sunset Ranch...............................60

Keete Simmentals............................... 118

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

34, 35, 39, 47, 49, 62, 70, 72, 73, 76, 77,

East Poplar Simmentals................56, 107

Kin Kin Cattle Co.................................103

Oh Kay Farms.......................................85

79, 83, 113

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

Kulyk Simmentals..................................95

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.......104

Boisvert Simmental................................74

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

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

Oslanski Simmental Farms..................104

Bonchuk Farms.............................65, 108

Edwards Angus......................................82

Kuzio Farms..........................................42

Parkhill Ranches..................................104

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

Elmtree Farms..................................... 110

KZ Simmentals......................................68

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

Bouchard Livestock International.6, 7, 113

Erixon Simmentals.........................40, 107

Labatte Simmentals.......................56, 107

Perkin Land & Cattle Co........................94

Boundary Ranch......................92, 93, 106

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

Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals...............68

Pheasantdale Cattle Co.................47, 107

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

Ferme BMS...........................................74

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals............... 107, 118

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

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

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

Lazy C Diamond....................................64

Pieschel Farms......................................85

Brooksland Farms...............................109

Ferme Sibelle Fleck...............................74

Lazy S Ranch Inc..........................21, 103

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

Brown, Grady....................................... 112

First Class Cattle Marketing.......... 66, 113

Leewood Ranch.....................................42

Porter Ranches..............................33, 104

Cameo Farms........................................66

Flying TL Simmentals............................82

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fore See Cattle Co................................50

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

Rafter 4T Farms....................................49

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

Genex.................................................. 113

Lockhart Valley Simmentals..................55

Rainbow River Simmentals...................79

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

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

Lone Stone Farms...............................103

Rancier Farms...............................20, 105

Chestermere Stock Farms.....................85

Glasman Farms.....................................31

M & J Farms..................................31, 109

RDG Simmentals...........................68, 105

Chittick Farms........................................46

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

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

Red Top Livestock.................................85

Circle G Simmentals & Angus.......26, 102

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

MacKenzie Cattle Company................104

Red Willow Ranch Ltd.....................76, 77

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

Grimm Ranches.....................................38

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

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


ADVERTISER’S INDEX

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

South Holden Simmentals...............52, 53

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd..2, 3, 29, 31, 43, 51,

W2 Land & Cattle..........................39, 106

Ririe Simmentals.................................105

South Seven Farms...............................48

59, 63, 65, 73, 82, 83, 89, 90, 91, 113

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

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

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

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

Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.........106

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

Spring Creek Simmentals..............73, 108

Timberlind Auctioons........................... 112

Westway Farms Ltd.......................72, 106

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

Spring Lake Simmentals........................45

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

Wheatland Cattle Co.......................90, 91

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

Spring Lake Simmentals......................105

Transcon Livestock Corp.. IBC, 25, 28, 38,

Wheatland Michelson......................90, 91

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

Starwest Farms.............................30, 105

41, 45, 68, 71, 87, 92, 94, 95, 113, 118

Wilcox Livestock....................................63

R-Plus Simmentals................................59

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

Trevor’s Cowpix................................... 112

Wilcox Simmental..................................63

Rust Mountain View Ranch........... 23, 111

Stewart Cattle Co..................................51

Tri K Cattle.............................................38

Wild West Angus...................................63

Ruzicka Farms.......................................53

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

Triangle 33 Simmentals.........................82

Willowdale Simmentals..........................38

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

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

Triple R Simmentals..............................94

Wilson Stock Farms...............................62

Schweitzer Simmentals.........................87

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

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

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

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

Storebo Farm............................... 108, 118

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

WJ Simmentals..............................67, 106

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

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

TSN Livestock...............................81, 109

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

Silver Smith Farms Ltd........................105

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

Twin Meadow Livestock.........................63

Wolfe Farms..................................58, 106

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

Sun Rise Simmentals..............88, 89, 108

Twin Oak Livestock................................63

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh.................................106

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

Sun Star Simmentals.............................66

Tymarc Livestock.................................105

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

Skor Simmentals...........................71, 105

Sunny Valley Simmentals..............70, 108

Ultra Livestock.................................34, 35

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

Skyridge Farms.....................................63

Suter Silverado Simmentals................ 118

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

X-T Simmentals.....................................92

Skywest Simmentals.............................85

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

Virginia Ranch.....................................106

Yellow Rose Cattle................................27

Snider Cattle Services...........................62

Swantewitt Simmentals.................80, 105

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

2020 BEEF BULL SALE YOUR SOURCE FOR SUPERIOR SEEDSTOCK March 24 Douglas, Manitoba WLB LIVESTOCK

At the farm

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

WLB Encore 3011C 443F

High selling bull in 2019. Encore calves can be seen at Labatte Simmental and Oberle Brothers.

WLB Livestock

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204 763 4697 204 729 7925

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Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16

Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Leewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms’ Bull Sale Mannville, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 13th Annual Sale Stavely, AB Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Zimmer’s Spring Lake Simmentals Bull & Heifer Sale Camrose, AB JP Cattle Co. / Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB Pheasantdale 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK 9th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest, East Poplar 40th Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Bull Fest ’20 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB McMillen Ranching 26th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Lockhart Valley 15th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Synergie 8th Annual Bull Sale Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, QC R-Plus Simmental 20th Annual Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle / Trendsetter Livestock Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Wilson/Snider and Guests 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale Provost, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Skor Simmentals 18th & Final Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar-Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB 14th Annual Place your Bet Bull Sale Stettler, AB Nelson-Hirsche Purebreds Bull Sale Del Bonita, AB Spring Creek “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 15th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Westway/Deeg 17th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Transcon’s 2nd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Northern Classic Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB Rainbow River Simmentals 5th Annual Bull Sale Fisher Branch, MB Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Heifer Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Next Generation 7th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Wheeler’s Stock Farm 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Ranchers Select Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Rebels of the West Bull Sale Virden, MB Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB

JANUARY Jan. 18 Jan. 24 - 25 Jan. 25 Jan. 25 Jan. 27

R&R Acres’ 19th Annual “Beefmaker” Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Canadian Bull Congress Camrose, AB Muirhead Cattle Co. 18th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Lazy S Ranch Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale DLMS.ca

FEBRUARY Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 14 Feb. 15 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 - 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 24 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28 Feb. 29 Feb. 29

February Freeze Online All Breed Genetic Sale DLMS.ca Lazy C Diamond 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Kintyre, ND Rust Mountain View Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND Janzen Ranches 27th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Hart Simmentals Power Bull Sale Frederick, SD JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull & Female Herd Reduction Sale Estevan, SK Genetic Edge 21st Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Circle G Simmentals & Angus Bull & Gelding Sale Innisfail, AB Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Falun, AB Rendezvous Farms 16th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Lacombe, AB M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB 2020 YCSA TEAM Conference Guelph, ON Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Camrose, AB Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Triangle Stock Farm 9th Annual Bull & Female Sale Parkland County, AB W2 Land & Cattle 2nd Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Crossroad Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Robb/Hoegl 15th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale Olds, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB

MARCH Mar. 2 Mar. 2

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Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB


Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 24 Mar. 26

South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 21st Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Prairie Partners Bull Sale Killarney, MB Silver Lake Farms & Jones Charolais Killarney, MB Adair Ranch 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Meadow Acres 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmetnal Sale Inglis, MB Joint Venture 41st Annual Bull Sale Sangudo, AB Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 21st Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Oakview / Perkin / Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB City View Simmentals / Ivanhoe Angus & Guests 10th Annual Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK WLB Livestock 16th Annual Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB Anchor B/Anchorage 19th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK

Mar. 26 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Mar. 30

Transcon’s Red Deer Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Perrot/Come As U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Kulyk Simmentals 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Best Of The Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK

APRIL Apr. 4 Apr. 9 Apr. 13 Apr. 13 Apr. 16

Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Spirit Of The North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Genetic Distinction 2nd Annual Bull Sale Alameda, SK Southview Ranch 19th Annual Bull Sale Ceylon, SK

MAY May 2 May 16

Rust Mountain View Ranch Spring Bull Sale Mercer, ND 1st Annual Production Get Back To Grass Sale Henderson, TX

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35th Annual Bull Sale

February 29, 2020

A SAMPLE OF OUR 2020 EXTRA AGE SALE BULLS

LFE 3021F

LFE 3112F LFE 3180F

EXPLORER X SI

TRIUMPH X SPRINGSTEEN

OFFICER X BELLAGIO

130 Simm. Yearlings 85 Simm. Extra Age 40 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age LFE 3094F

LFE 3046F

TRIUMPH X SPRINGSTEEN

TRIUMPH X BLACK ADVANCE ANGUS

ANGUS

LFE 3007F

LFE 3115F

LFE 3101F TRIUMPH X BLACK EDGE

RAINBOW DINERO X TURBULENCE

SENSATION X BISMARCK

ANGUS

LFE 3003F

LFE 3141F

SENSATION X FINAL ANSWER

BEAST MODE X BUNDI

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