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Volume 20 Issue 1 January 2021 What’s Inside Change In Calving Season, A Major Turning Point

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From The Gate Post — Never a Better Time to Buy a Simmental Bull/ Le meilleur temps pour acheter un taureau Simmental

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Breed Improvement — Ultra Sound and Not So Sound Investments/ Bons et moins bons investissements avec les mesures par les ultrasons

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Change In Calving Season, A Major Turning Point Switching to June calving about a dozen years ago was a pivotal move for Paul and Lori Kinnee of the Ten Bar Cattle Co. in Alberta’s Peace River region. Story By Lee Hart

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es it required changes in herd management and marketing plans, but it also delivered some real benefits in reducing operating costs and not having to fight adverse weather during calving season. Overall it was one of the best decisions they’ve made in their beef cow-calf and backgrounding operation at Brownvale, about half way between the towns of Fairview and Peace River. Over the past 18 years they have developed an intensively managed, year-round grazing operation that’s built around a commercial straight-bred Simmental cowherd. Their management efforts and commitment to the Simmental breed earned them recognition in 2020 as the Alberta Simmental Association Commercial Breeder Of The Year.

The Kinnee family of Ten Bar Cattle Co. From left: Lori, Raelle, Josh and Paul

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“I just hated trying to calve out cows when it was -40C in April,” says Paul Kinnee with a laugh, thinking back to several years of calving seasons that started with heifers calving in February and carried through with cows calving through March and April. It wasn’t 40 below every April, but he describes calving season in their area as being a “roller coaster” of weather conditions, so it was definitely one of the leading reasons that led them to June calving.

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And Lori admits she was a bit reluctant to make the “cold turkey” move to early summer calving in 2008. It was a bit hard on her nerves. “There it was August and the bulls were still in the yard and I pointed out if there’s no conception there’s no pay cheque next year,” she says now with a laugh. The bulls were turned out about August 20 for a 50-day breeding season, and June calving has gone smoothly every year since.

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Born and raised on their respective mixed farming operations in central Alberta — Lori was raised on a cow-calf, feedlot and grain operation at Edberg, while Paul grew up a few miles away on a mixed cow-calf and grain operation at Kelsey. Both communities are south of Camrose. Both Paul and Lori grew up around Simmental cattle that were included in cross-bred breeding programs on their respective home farms. Married in 1995, they farmed with Lori’s parents for a few years before deciding to start their own commercial cow-calf operation. Finding a homestead with suitable land they relocated to Brownvale in 2002, bringing along a 200 head cross-bred herd of Red Angus/Simmental females to the new Bar Ten Cattle Co. headquarters.

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“It had been a beef operation at one time, that hadn’t been used for a few years so we definitely had to make it our own,” says Lori. While Paul adds that except for the barn “there aren’t too many original boards left on the place.” As if starting a new farm in 2002 wasn’t a challenge enough, the Kinnees only had one calving season under their belt before the BSE crisis hit in May 2003. “We survived BSE but in the years that followed it made us step back and look at our operation and really think about where we wanted it to go,” says Lori. “We wanted to develop a program that improved efficiency and also worked at reducing costs.”

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continued from front cover With a breeding program leaning heavily toward Red and Black Simmental and Fleckvieh bulls they were working their way towards developing a commercial straight Simmental cowherd. “When we first started out it was mostly a cross bred herd of Red Angus bred back to Simmental,” says Paul. “But I’ve always liked the Simmental genetics that have good maternal traits but also size and good production characteristics. “And then as we thought about changing the breeding season and moving to June calving that’s when we decided to really focus on developing the straight Simmental herd. To us it was the breed that could work best in the program we had in mind.” To make the transition, the cows and heifers calved as usual in the spring of 2008, and then it was simply a matter of delaying breeding that year until later in August. “It is fairly easy to change the breeding season,” says Lori. “Probably the bigger adjustment is to change your marketing program, and certainly that first year you have to be prepared as your cash flow and income are delayed.” For the Kinnees they decided to background the June-born calves, put them out to grass the following summer and then most years market them as long yearlings in September/October. “We have done that most years, but then in the last couple years we’ve also backgrounded calves over winter and then sold steers in May,” says Paul. “I don’t think there was any major reason other than the opportunity was there. It is nice to have the option depending on what the market is doing and adding some cash flow.” The calves are born on pasture over about a six week calving season starting in June, with most calves from mature cows with 100 to 110 pound birthweights, while heifers calves are more in the 85 pound range. They stay with their mothers through the summer and fall grazing season and are usually weaned at around 550 pounds in late December and early January. The weaned calves are held in the yard and fed for about 10 days after weaning and then moved to a couple 20 acre paddocks for the winter where they are fed a ration that includes hay, silage as well as some oats. “Our backgrounding program is aimed at putting some frame on the calves, rather than too much flesh,” says Paul. “We get some size on the calves so they can put on weight when they move to pasture in May.” Most years the calves have been sold in September/October with steers in the 950 to 1000 pound range and heifers at about 900 pounds — that’s except for the past couple years when steers were sold in May. Paul says the move to June calving has eliminated much of the work and stress that comes with late winter and spring calving. “You’re not fighting the weather and if does rain in June you don’t end up with sick calves,” he says. “And you’re working with the natural advantage as the grass is there, cows are eating grass and producing milk, it is just so much simpler.” Starting with about 275 head of cows in 2008 when they began June

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calving, the Ten Bar Cattle Co. herd today has grown to about 500 head, managed as four different herds through 122 paddocks in a spring, summer and fall rotational grazing system. Paddocks average about 40 acres in size. The cowherd is moved onto green grass and spring and summer grazing program in late May. “With the June calving on pasture I’d say we have virtually zero calving problems,” says Paul. “You always have one or two with a malpresentation but other than that they calve on their own.” The cows are out on rotational grazing until about mid-October when they move to swath grazing of oat swaths until they move to bale grazing usually in about mid-February. They stay with bale grazing until about mid May when they are moved into stockpiled forage and of course some new green grass growth is also starting to come. “By early June as they begin calving, the cows mostly rate as a 4 Body Condition Score,” says Paul, noting it is not difficult to keep them in good condition. June calving, and year-round grazing has meant that essentially the cowherd stays out on pasture the whole year. Oat swaths and bale grazing are a much more economical winter feeding program than hauling feed to cattle every day. “Before we made the transition we use to be starting the tractor and other equipment every day in winter,” says Paul. “Now we have to start a tractor about once a week to feed the cows.” While the Kinnees rely on straight Simmental genetics, they say their program delivers it’s own brand of hybrid vigour to the calves. “June calving on its own provides vigour to those calves,” says Paul. “It’s nice weather and they’re up and never miss a beat. They’re not stressed by cold and they don’t get sick. Also introducing Fleckvieh bulls is sort of like crossbreeding. Instead of a Red Angus cross we have a Fleckvieh cross.” Looking at the bull battery for the 2021 calf crop, its about 60 per cent Fleckvieh, 20 per cent red Simmental and 20 per cent black Simmental. Living on the edge a bit for the coming calving season, they also this past August bred 100 heifers to low birthweight Simmental bulls. They usually only keep 30 to 40 replacements, but with some fine looking heifer calves born in 2019 they decided to breed a bigger group in 2020. “We’ll see how it goes and hopefully those EPDs on birthweights are reliable,” says Lori. “If it works out we’ll probably cull a little heavier on some of the older cows next year.” The Kinnees have developed a straightbred Simmental program that produces the quality of cattle they want. “The biggest thing we like about our straight-bred calf crop is consistency,” says Paul. “In the past when we’ve tried other crosses we’d get too many small frames, but this program provides consistency. When it comes time to market, it is a nice even bunch of calves and with the steers for example 95 per cent can all go in one drag.” Future plans for the efficient and high performing beef herd will most likely involve the next generation. While their children Raelle, 23, and Josh, 20 are completing their post secondary educations both are planning to return to Ten Bar Cattle Co. once they are through school. The Kinnees are happy with the growth and performance of the herd, and the more efficient operation they have developed around the June calving program. “One breed marketing program says their calves get up and go,” says Lori. “I like to say that our calves get up and grow. We have a program that is working, and while there is always room for improvement, we also believe in the old motto if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”


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Thursday, February 25 - Fort MacLeod, AB Heinz Cattle Co 2nd Annual Bull Sale

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Monday, March 1 - Saskatoon, SK Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale

Tuesday, February 16 - Innisfail, AB 2021 Draft Picks Gelbvieh Bull Sale

Monday, March 1 - Beaverlodge, AB KSL Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale

Wednesday, February 17 - Olds, AB McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Charolais Bull Sale

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Wednesday, February 17 - Ponoka, AB Future Legends 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale

Tuesday, March 2 - Grenfell, SK Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Annual Bull Sale

Friday, February 19 - Carstairs, AB Mader Ranches 32nd Annual Bull Sale

Wednesday, March 3 - Derwent, AB Rusylvia Cattle Co 1st Annual Bull Sale

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Wednesday, February 24 - Shell Lake, SK Crossroad Farms 15th Annual Bull Sale

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Saturday, March 27 - Hand Hills Lake, AB Shiloh 7th Annual “Trendsetter” Bull & Female Sale

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Monday, March 29 - Swift Current, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale

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Harvie Red Summit 54B ASA# 3232851 CE BW WW YW ADG MCE MM MWW $API $TI 11 1.4 93 149 .35 5 27 74 113 80

LFE The Riddler 323B ASA# 3173936 CE BW WW YW ADG MCE MM MWW $API $TI 5 3.6 106 168 .38 7 23 76 127 93

CDI Perception 254E ASA# 3287123 CE BW WW YW ADG MCE MM MWW $API $TI 25 64 150 83 13 -1.4 78 118 .25 7

Friday, January 22, 2021 • 1:00 pm CST Sale Location: At the farm, Dahlen, ND

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Thank you to our 2020 heifer buyers:

Beechinor Brothers who purchased Spruces Cream Soda 657F and Spruces Dark Angel 706G for $9,000 each. Maccan Farms who purchased Spruces Showgirl 632F for $10,000. Sanmar Simmentals who purchased Spruces Jazz 611F for $5,750. Kayle Harakle for her private purchase of two open heifers.

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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

Never a Better Time to Buy a Simmental Bull

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appy New Year and welcome to the first issue of Commercial Country for 2021! 2020 was one of the most challenging years in recent history as we all learned to deal with new situations and unknowns. Many of us struggled to stay current and to understand the what, where and whys of life as the rules seemed to continually change. Through it all many folks gained a new appreciation for agriculture while realizing that food production has never been more important than it is today.

There were few complaints from cattle producers who sold $1500 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.

The fall Simmental female sales were also strong and many of them took a new format with on-line or timedauctions! While not the traditional auction sales that we were used to, many sales did very well and may be the way some The fall calf run was relatively strong especially bull sales are held this spring. The key to making them work when we think back to April of 2020 and the challenges the was getting out and visiting the operations in advance, then beef industry faced. Bred females finished the year strong as using today’s technology to bid online from the comfort of cow-calf producers saw some optimism in the industry and your own home, or to leave orders with one of the many sought to add quality females to their herds. Heavy weight qualified sales agents. calves brought a premium to their lighter weight counterparts No one knows what form the early 2021 bull sales and Simmental cross calves were in high demand regardless will take but one certainty is that people will need to upgrade of their gender. Throughout the fall run of 2020 Simmental their bull batteries and that the demand for quality Simmental influenced feeder calves brought premiums when compared bulls will again be strong. Check out the advertisers in this to other breeds, and in some areas were bringing ten to issue of Commercial Country and go online and watch videos twenty cents or more per pound over older straight British of the many excellent quality bulls available for sale. There bred calves of the same weight. has never been a better supply of top quality Simmental bulls A ‘money stripe” or a blaze face on a calf earned available for sale and most breeders will welcome a visit to an even larger premium as it clearly indicated Simmental their farm or ranch to check out what they have available influence. Weight also played an even larger factor in take- either through bull sales or by private treaty. home pay as Simmental influenced calves of the same age were often one hundred pounds heavier than straight British calves and at times provided a $200 per calf higher return.

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IT’S ALL ABOUT THE COWS

RF CERTAINLY FLIRTIN 202Z 4 sons and 6 grandsons Sell

GCC DIXIE ERICA 106Y 3 sons and 1 grandson Sell

IPU JEWEL 135D 5 sons Sell

It’s all about the cows and it always has been. Since day one, we’ve been dedicated to building a program around superior cow families with a focus on beautiful uddered, good footed, high volume cows that have the ability to produce soggy bulls with extra thickness that will sire more pounds in your calf crop. FEATURING SONS OF

RF Capacity, NGDB Structure, IPU Bentley, Brooking Firebrand and more.

RF JOY’S ELEGANCE 747E 4 brothers Sell

RF MS 813F 1 son and 1 brother Sell

View our website for updated pictures & catalogue www.RancierFarms.com

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YR KLEEN SWEEP 537H

FEBRUARY 20TH O N T H E

YR FULL HOUSE 610H

YR PIT BOSS 317H HPR NEW WAVE 563H

T sire: ANCHOR D DISCO 79D dam sire: ARNOLD’S EVEREADY E5092

sire: TCW COMMANDER dam sire: MFI REGENT 9053

VIEWING OF BULLS ANYTIME

OPEN HOUSE FEBRUARY 17 & 18 RED, BLACK & FULLBLOOD

SIMMENTAL BULLS PUREBRED & COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

1 HERDSIRE

HAMPTON SIMMENTALS Jodi Hampton 780-777-5286

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HPR GENERAL 417H

sire: MUIRHEADS FULL FLUSH 113E dam sire: RDD BLACK OCTANE 149W

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sire: MUIRHEADS FULL FLUSH 113E dam sire: CDP MILHOUSE 128Y

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sire: MRL CASANOVA 72B dam sire: TWIN CHIEF TURBO 41T

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YR AMADEUS 111H

sire: MUIRHEADS FULL FLUSH 113E dam sire: CDP MILHOUSE 128Y

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

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JNRBullFARMS & Female Sale

Saturday, February 6, 2021 • 4:00 PM Open heifers and approx.40 bulls sell At the farm • Willingdon AB

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

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Jerry & Nicole Thanks to all our past & present customers Regan & Rayanna Repka 780.636.3458 for their c: 780.210.2333 support and loyalty.


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FULL BROTHER TO 2020 HIGH SELLER!

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CMS 020H

TC 42H

SIRE: W/C BANKROLL DAM: CMS HEIRLOOM 112Y

SIRE: SPRINGCREEK DENALI 21E DAM: TRIPLE ROSE CYPRESS

CMS 977G

TC 2H

SIRE: RF/RUST STIMULUS DAM: CMS SODA POP 412B

SIRE: SUNNY VALLEY FREEDOM 22F DAM: ULTRA MISS COTTONBALL 43C


HOMO POLLED NON DILUTOR

TC 66H

TC 32H

TC 59H

SIRE: SUNNY VALLEY FREEDOM 22F DAM: WJS ELIZA 749E

SIRE: WHEATLAND KILL SWITCH DAM: ULTRA UP GRADE CHARO 12Z

SIRE: BROOKING BANK NOTE 4040 DAM: TRIPLE ROSE CYPRESS

CMS 012H

CMS 016H

CMS 010H

SIRE: SPRINGCREEK LAUNCH DAM: CMS RED CARPET 501C

SIRE: TNT BOOTJACK D477 DAM: CMS MERLOT 104Y

SIRE: STF CRIMSON TIDE DAM: CMS LUBA 808F

SELECT PUREBRED & COMMERCIAL HEIFERS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS SIRED BY ULTRA AND CZECH-MATE BULLS CMS 029H

TC 30H

SIRE: DRAKE POKER FACE 2X DAM: CMS LADY MORGAN 505C

SIRE: ULTRA KERSHAW 83F DAM: WFL MS BLACKMINT 383A

GUEST CONSIGNOR:

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Breed Improvement

herdsire to determine his carcass merit is useless and a waste of money. There a lot of 7 year old feeder cattle. 2. Scanning a few selected calves Scanning selected calves may seem like a good idea to help conserve the pocke It is probably a better investment to forgo ultrasound altogether, than to cherry the cattle that will be scanned. Scanning incomplete groups of cattle does not p By Sean McGrath a good basis for comparison and may result in selection bias. It is also for this Breed Improvement Co-ordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association that complete reporting of calves at weaning is important. With complete wean information preliminary selection such as castrating calves post-weaning can b accounted for during genetic evaluation. Another of scanning selected groups is as that it does not build his article could also be titled Good and Bad ways to spend your money. This approach doespitfall not provide the same future benefit scanning all of yourthe database the future. A good example of this would be scanning only your In most operations, time and money are limiting factors. While there calves. If a cow produces a heifer calf with a scan record this year, she willbull in calves. T approach does not provide the same future benefit as scanning all of are great potential rewards from ultrasound, it is still important to try to all likelihood receive a carcass evaluation from her progeny record. This data your calve cow produces a heifer calf with a scan record this year, she will in all likelihoo maximize the value received from the investment in scanning. can be used in genetic prediction next year when she may have a bull calf. We receive a carcass evaluation from her progeny record. This data can be used in Good Investments: have seen situations where even though the breeder has been scanning his bull genetic prediction next year when she may have a bull calf. We have seen situ 1. Collecting UGC data on cattle between 270 and 500 days of age calves there are still sale bulls without carcass EPD. where even though the breeder has been scanning his bull calves there are still In order to use data in genetic evaluation (carcass EPD) cattle must be scanned 3. Not reporting dataEPD. to the CSA bullsperformance without carcass and the images read by appropriate UGC certified technicians. Your scanning Ultrasound data is built on top of performance 3. Not reporting performance data to the CSA data. Not reporting birth, technician can help you out with this process. This requirement helps to pedigree orUltrasound performance information means that the ultrasound record can’t be data is built on top of performance data. Not reporting birth, pedig ensure that data is collected appropriately, is of high quality and can be used used, not only for genetic evaluation, but that also the for ultrasound productionrecord of agecan’t adjusted performance information means be used, not on for evaluation. Because of the relationship between ultrasound and carcass scan values, ranks,evaluation, indexes, sire reports, etc.of age adjusted scan values, ranks, genetic butsummary also for production characteristics of fed cattle, it is important that scanning be performed within Reporting indexes, of performance data on complete sire summary reports, etc. groups of cattle is key to getting an appropriate age range as well. Some guidelines are shown in Table 1. the most bang for your buck. Reporting of ultrasound performance data on complete groups of cattle is key to getting th 2. Reporting performance data to the CSA 4. Using Chute Side (non-UGC) bang forUltrasound your ultrasound buck. Ultrasound data builds off of existing performance data including pedigree, The4. use of chute limits the options with scan data. Using Chuteside Sideultrasound Ultrasoundgreatly (non-UGC) The of chutethrough side ultrasound greatlyprocesses limits the cannot optionsbe with scan birthdate, and weaning information. It is important that cattle to be scanned Data that is notuse collected UGC certified used in data. Data not collected through UGC processes cannot be used in this genetic evalua also have as complete a performance record on file as possible. It is also genetic evaluation. In other words, nocertified carcass EPD can be produced from In otheritwords, no carcass EPD with can be data. In addition, it important that other calves in the herd, which may have been culled at weaning, data. In addition, also means no reports ageproduced adjustedfrom scan this values, ranks, no reportsreports. with ageUGC adjusted values,requires ranks, indexes, or sire summar are reported to the CSA, so that ultrasound results can be put into context of indexes, ormeans sire summary datascan collection a few extra UGC data collection requires a fewfor extra steps, butchoose it is a good the entire herd. steps, but reports. it is a good investment of time and money those who to investm and money forcan those who choose Your 3. Scanning complete groups of cattle ultrasound.time Your technician assist you with to theultrasound. process, and the technician steps are can assis with the process, and the steps are outlined below. Scanning full groups of cattle is an excellent investment. It provides the most outlined below.

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Ultra Sound and Not So Sound Investments

useful data for evaluation and comparative purposes and also begins to provide a carcass map of the entire herd. 4. Scanning replacement females This is a great investment that is often overlooked. While many producers scan bulls for marketing reasons, scanning potential replacement females rapidly provides an assessment of carcass merit for the entire breeding unit. Not only do females entering the herd have their own performance record, but it also means that many of the producing females will have progeny records. By mapping out the carcass profile of the entire cowherd, selective mating can be directly targeted to breeding program goals. As well, heifers tend to express greater differences in marbling than bulls and can provide some very informative information for genetic evaluation. 5. Promoting that you scan Promotion of your efforts is a good investment. Many commercial producers may not ask for scan data, they just won’t go to your sale. There are significant price rewards for commercial producers who can provide high quality carcass genetics and many producers are aware of it. UGC clip marks are marks of excellence for your cattle and your program. Not So Good Investments: 1 Scanning herdsires / two year old bulls / weaned calves It is not uncommon to see cattle scanned outside of the recommended age ranges. The value of ultrasound is in its’ relationship to carcass characteristics of finished cattle. That is why the age range is important. In other words, scanning a 7 year old herdsire to determine his carcass merit is useless and a waste of money. There are not a lot of 7 year old feeder cattle. 2. Scanning a few selected calves Scanning selected calves may seem like a good idea to help conserve the pocketbook. It is probably a better investment to forgo ultrasound altogether, than to cherry pick the cattle that will be scanned. Scanning incomplete groups of cattle does not provide a good basis for comparison and may result in selection bias. It is also for this reason that complete reporting of calves at weaning is important. With complete weaning information preliminary selection such as castrating calves post-weaning can be accounted for during genetic evaluation. Another pitfall of scanning selected groups is that it does not build the database for the future. A good example of this would be scanning only your bull calves.

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To use the table, start from the birth date of the first calf born and select 500 Days. This represents the latest 01-Jan-20 27-Sep-20 15-May-21 date you can ultrasound if you want 01-Feb-20 28-Oct-20 15-Jun-21 to have this calf included in genetic 01-Mar-20 26-Nov-20 14-Jul-21 evaluation. Select the date of the last 01-Apr-20 27-Dec-20 14-Aug-21 calf born and select 270 Days. This 01-May-20 26-Jan-21 13-Sep-21 represents the earliest date that you 01-Jun-20 26-Feb-21 14-Oct-21 can ultrasound if you want this calf 01-Jul-20 28-Mar-21 13-Nov-21 included in the evaluation. Example: Joe has his first calf born January 1st,table, 2020 born oncalf May ToDays. include To use the startand fromhis the last birth calf date of the first born1st, and 2020. select 500 This the oldest thescan latest date you can ultrasound if you want have thisthe calfyoungest included in genetic calfrepresents he must before May 15th, 2021. To to include calf he must evaluation. Select the date of the last calf born and select 270 Days. This represents the earliest scan January 26th, if2021. Joethiscalls the technician and chooses a scan date dateafter that you can ultrasound you want calf included in the evaluation. between January 26th and May 15th. Example: Joe has his first calf born January 1st, 2020 and his last calf born on May 1st, 2020. How to Scan To include the oldest calf he must scan before May 15th, 2021. To include the youngest calf he must scan after January 26thand , 2021. Joe calls a thescanning technician and chooses a scan date between ath technician schedule session (technicians are busy so 1. Contact January 26 and May 15th. book early) the CSA and obtain a barn sheet or download it online. 2. Contact How to Scan 1. the Contact a technician and schedule a scanning session (technicians are busy so book early) 3. Scan cattle 2. Contact the CSA and obtain a barn sheet or download it online. 4. Submit completed 3. Scan the cattle barn sheet and images to an approved laboratory (most 4. Submit have completed barn sheet and work images with to an approved (mostto) technicians technicians a lab that they and willlaboratory direct you haveare a labreturned that they work with and willCSA direct you through the andto)will contain age adjusted scan 5. Reports 5. Reports are returned through the CSA and will contain age adjusted scan information as information as well as ranks/indexes on the calves well as ranks/indexes on the calves Table 1. Optimal Scan Date Table Birthdate 270 Days 500 Days

Canadian UGC Technicians: Raymond Jamie Shari Laura Courtney Jasper Laura Rod

Deshaies JensenWhitney Leachman Macrae McMorris Munro Parsons Wendorff

Becancour

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Maple Creek Maidstone Westlock Elora Elora N Kingston Raymond

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jentech.ultrasound.2013@gmail.com shari@ultrabeef.ca macrae.vet@gmail.com cmcmorris@agsights.com jmunro@agsights.com laura_parsons10@hotmail.com rod@cattleultrasound.ca


36th Annual Bull Sale February 27, 2021

A SAMPLE OF OUR EXTRA AGE SALE BULLS

300 Bulls Sell

110 Black Simmentals 70 Red Simmentals 40 Fullblood/Fleckvieh 80 Red and Black Angus

LFE 3127G

LFE 3035G

LFE 3117G

LFE 3122G

LFE 3099G

Producing high quality, hard working bulls for progressive cattlemen for over 40 years

● Affordable bulls selling to a 90-95% repeat customer base ● Semen Evaluated and Guaranteed ● Genetic testing for POLLED, COLOR and CARCASS ● Calving ease, maternally oriented, sound built, easy fleshing, high performing bulls built for todays times ● Offering yearling and extra age bulls, (no carry-overs from the year before) ● Bulls developed on a high roughage ration ● Free delivery in Western Canada

LFE 3142G Angus

LFE 3011G Angus

SBV 551H

SBV 511H

Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca

www.lewisfarms.ca

Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829

LFE 3017G

Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle Lenny Mark 780-842-7207

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15th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Wednesday, FEBRUARY 24, 2021 at the farm, Shell Lake, SK Selling: 75 bulls & 15 select open replacement heifers

CRF 145H Crossroad Black Accolade

CRF 15H Crossroad Octane

CRF 57H Crossroad Red Wizard

CRF 21H Crossroad Pilot

American Red X MRL El Tigre

Outlook x RWR Steiger

Crossroad Red Stone x Kill Switch

Fairview Philosophy x Crossroad Tuxedo (Homo Polled Full Fleck)

CRF 10H Crossroad Rambler

CRF 86H Crossroad Black Factor

( R plus Rattler x Stepping Stone)

( True Justice x Bounty Hunter)

For more information or catalogue, contact:

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

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CRF 130H Crossroad Red Reserved

CRF 133H Crossroad Action

CRF 115H Crossroad Red Replica

CRF 91H Crossroad Black Magic

CRF 24H Crossroad Pillar

CRF 131H Crossroad West Point

Crossroad Red Stetson x Westcott

Spartacus x IPU Code Red

Fairview Philosophy x Spartacus (Polled Full Fleck)

American Red x Revelstock

TSZ Madoc x Stepping Stone

Westcott x BLCC Reputation

Another super strong set of bulls on offer, pictured here in November and early December. This may be our best set EVER! Great selection with fullbloods, full flecks, reds, blacks, calving ease & polled. Semen tested, delivered and ready to work.

Catalogue can be viewed online mid-January at:

www.buyagro.com or

www.crossroadfarms.ca

Call or stop in anytime, we look forward to visiting with you.

Crossroad Farms Box 160 Shell Lake, SK S0J 2G0

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Online BULL SALE With Live Closeout Sunday, February 28, 2021

Black and Red Simmental, Angus and Simm-Angus Bulls

60 Two Year Simmental, Angus & Simm-Angus Bulls

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

Matthew & Leanne Glasman Home: 204.773.3209 Matt’s Cell: 204.773.6055 39


MONDAY MARCH 1, 2021 at the farm Clavet, SK

ERIXON LAD 79H

SVS Tycoon x MRL MIss 3347A Homo Polled

ERIXON LAD 107H

SVS Betts x Erixon Lady 75B Homo Polled

55 BULLS 6 HEIFERS 40

RED, BLACK, RED BALDIES & BLACK BALDIES

ERIXON LAD 52H

Double Bar D Liberator x Erixon Lady 82D Homo Polled

ERIXON LAD 32H

SVS Betts x IRCC Darlin’ 613D Homo Polled

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

VIEW CATALOGUE ONLINE AT

WWW.ERIXONSIMMENTALS.COM


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Leewood Kuzio

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Ranch

5th

Farms

Annual

Bull & Female Sale

March 2, 2021 at 2:00 PM Leewood Ranch | Mannville AB Catalogue Online:

KUZ 85H Red Rocket x Rust Miss Sadie 505C

KUZ 87H Hoc Broker x Crossroad Ramona 375R

For more information or catalogue: Dale Kuzio

587-280-2976 780-658-2350 KuzioFarms@hotmail.com 42

Colt Arnold

Howard Arnold

780-763-2275 780-581-8328 780-787-2275 780-763-0084 Leewoodranch@hotmail.com www.LeewoodRanch.com

Videos:


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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

Udder Edema: Clinical Signs and Do We Treat?

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his topic came up from a conversation I had with a well-seasoned veterinary practitioner from Virden Manitoba and a Simmental breeder. He indicated to me that there are cases of udder edema that some producers recognize something is wrong but don’t know what it is and don’t know what to do about it. This article will describe the different degrees we see in practice and when we might intervene. Udder edema is the fluid accumulation within the udder and teats and ahead of the udder as bred cattle (primarily heifers) get very close to parturition. This entrapment of fluid can lead to an uncomfortable condition as well as the potential to develop mastitis and it could impair long term milk production in the female. Of course this condition is much more frequent in dairy cattle but we still see it in heavier milking beef heifers or cows as well. It is worse in older heifers (>26 months) and those that don’t get much exercise. We again see more in the heavier milking lines of Simmentals and other breeds that produce more milk. The key here is to recognize the accumulation of fluid in a heavy parturient heifer. You may then observe whether the condition is worsening. Then several questions must be answered in order to decide how to proceed next. Recognize that once calving occurs and the milk is sucked out by the calf gradually the extra fluid will disappear. You and your veterinarian must decide when the condition is bad enough to warrant treatment. Again we are concerned about the potential health effects such as the mastitis or decrease in life-time milk production. Since I mentioned calving will lead to a cure if there is certainty about the length of gestation inducing may be in order in some cases. We do not want to induce too early and that be a detriment to the calf from being premature. Dairy heifers are sometimes milked early to release the pressure but keep in mind we need to conserve this good quality colostrum for the calf in the beef industry and I can confidently state this is virtually never ever done in beef cattle. Treatment if instituted in the more advanced cases consist primarily of diuretics. Diuretics help remove the excess fluid by having them pee it out. Keep in mind the location of fluid loss is not specific so constant access to water must still be available. There are two main products that are used in the treatment of

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udder edema that being “Salix” which is solely a diuretic and “Naquazone” that contains both a diuretic and a steroid. One must watch then if treating before parturition (when most beef heifers are treated) that the ”Naquazone” could induce the heifer to calve. Again this may or may not be desired so be warned and discuss it with your veterinarian. Often during treatment we will strip the heifer somewhat and check the milk for mastitis. Also if the colostrum is well formed as in thick and sticky and yellow in color there is a good argument she is close enough to induce. Sometimes bringing on the calf two to three days early may be the difference in getting the udder edema to subside. One must watch that the calf can suck as the very edematous udders are hard and it sometimes takes some massaging and warm compresses to get the milk flowing. Also the udder may be sore and there be a tendency for the heifers to kick so watch that as well. Both the treatments are quite effective at their standard dosages. Each veterinarian will have their own preferences. Each treated case will be variable in the length treated but most are not treated more than a few days. Some of the edema will gravitate forward with time and end up near the navel. Again it will gradually be reabsorbed from there so is more of a blemish at that point and not greatly significant. Most udder edema cases however in the beef industry are minor and are left to dissipate on their own as calving often occurs very shortly after the case is found. Since the edema is the result of altered circulation essentially one must also watch for the potential for frost bite in the winter months. If you are seeing many udder edema cases things like age of the heifer, degree of fat cover, genetics and potentially some nutritional specifics could be looked at. This condition illustrates how paying attention to the udder conditions can prevent in some cases serious conditions. Ruling in or out mastitis, blocked teat sphincter, chronic mastitis from dry off the year before, blood in the udder or udder edema. Lot to look for but having udder conformation and teat size as one of your selection criteria in heifers definitely helps. Have a great calving season everybody.


MARCH 3, 2021

OLDS COW PALACE, OLDS AB. RED, BLACK, PERCENTAGE & FLECKVIEH SIMMENTAL BULLS & SELECT FEMALES

GLL JAX 23H

KRU MR ROYAL BLAZE 14H

SJWW 37H

CWS 29H

GBF 61H

PAW BLK PRINCE 04H

FBF1 COMBUSTIBLE X CEN MISS RED RUSH 439R

CLEARWATER LEONIDAS 25D X STARWEST BROKENHEART

CIRCLE G FRONTIER 71F X T-F ROYAL RED 5E

MRC BOLD RULER 183B X 51B

BRINK CUSTER E773 X WOLFES EMMA FF37E

MRC HIGHMORE 605D X GDAINES MISS PROFIT 51F

SOUTHPAW CATTLE CO. | CLEARWATER SIMMENTALS | WOLFE’S FLECKVIEH GB FARMS | KRUGER FARMS | GARDNER LIVESTOCK | FIVE FLAT FARMS SALE MANAGEMENT BY BOHRSON MARKETING SERVICES 45


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On Offer

Top Cut of Yearling & Long Yearling Bulls A Select Group of Purebred & Commercial Females Unique Wilson Stock Farms Embryo Offering

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17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 4, 2021 1p.m.at the Farm

Lee & CoraLee Stilborn

On Offer:

60 Yearling Bulls 20 Long Yearling Bulls 6 Open Purebred Heifers 12 Commercial Bred Heifers

Lionel & Pat Stilborn

Box 280 Balcarres SK S0G 0C0 www.pheasantdalecattlecompany.com E: pheasantdale@hotmail.com 48

Lee: 306-335-7553

CoraLee: 306-861-8596

Lionel: 306-335-7708


Selling at:

March 5, 2021 Camrose AB

RAFT 708H

RAFT 303H

RF Capacity x Mader Opal 1E

RAFT 367H

POLLED

Captain Scream x Mader Opal 1E

RAFT 402H

Blackgold Bryck x Double Bar D Hemi

urchase $24,500 p hts 2017 ight Lig Friday N RF CAPACITY

Mader Opal 1E

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

780.603.1617 or 780.632.9683

rafter4tfar ms@gmail.com

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10th Annual

Friday - March 5, 2021 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 50

Raymond & Mona Chittick (780) 778-0150


Simment al & Angus Bull & Female Sale March 4, 2021

On the Farm − McAuley, Manitoba

Selling Simmental & Angus Bulls plus Commercial Bred Heifers

Glenn & Barry Lowes Eric & Melissa Pateman

McAuley, MB 204-722-2004 | Glen: 204-851-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 | Eric: 306-434-8567 brookecanart@gmail.com mmwilson87@hotmail.com www.jpcattle.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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Bull Sale THURSDAY MARCH 4, 2021 ONLINE AT THE FARM - DIDSBURY, AB

WFL 2H

WFL 34H

WFL 11H

WFL 23H

WFL 37H

WFL 33H

Betts

Italian

Loaded Up

Loaded Up

Firebrand

Roosevelt

55 BULLS ON OFFER Simmental, SimAngus, & Angus

view the bulls anytime or at our OPEN HOUSE on MAR. 2 - 3

WESTWAY FARMS LTD. THE HADWAY FAMILY | Tom 403.994.4929 | Andie 403.586.4929 Will 403.586.0922 | Brayden Schmidt 306.540.3565 | westway@airenet.com

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LaBatte Simmentals 41st Annual Bull & Female Sale

with Guest Consignor East Poplar Simmentals Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:00 PM at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

Offering 70 Red, Black and Fullblood Bulls, plus 15 Open Heifers The bulls and females pictured below sold in 2020 and are examples of the kind you can expect for 2021

The preview pages and videos of the Bulls and Females selling March 5th 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

Kyron and Kelsey Manske www.eastpoplarsimmentals.com Box 456, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 Phone: 306-267-7530 Email: east.poplar@hotmail.com 53


Bob Lowe CCA President

A new year give us all a sense of hope of possibilities for the year ahead. The start of 2021 is like no other, however, as we continue to navigate through the pandemic. As an industry, we have shown our resiliency and continue our efforts to overcome the challenges that faced us over the last nine months. We could not have fathomed a year ago how a human health issue could have such potential long-term impacts for Canadian beef producers. While we don’t know what exactly this coming year will bring, and as hard and challenging as it was in 2020, we need to remain vigilant and realistic about the pandemic’s legacy on our industry. This is not the time to become complacent. We must keep moving our industry forward to bring remain competitive on the world stage through strengthening our trade agreements, providing solutions to government to enhance the responsiveness of business risk management programs, and continuing conversations with consumers about where their food comes from and the connection between cattle and the environment, just to name a few. I believe the Canadian beef industry is poised and wellpositioned to help rebuild the Canadian economy and secure future growth. We must remain steadfast in our approach and continue to press for strategic investments to support our industry, cattle producers, and our food system. However, we can’t do this alone and need meaningful government engagement to help make this a reality. As we continue to drive our business during this unprecedented time, along with partner organizations, we are engaging in a number of measures to keep us moving forward. That is why CCA’s COVID response continues to focus on maintaining business continuity. We remain committed to ensuring that our industry can function as best as possible during these uncertain times, whether that be by keeping our borders open for trade, ensuring inspection services remained available, working with processing plants to maintain or to quickly recover capacity, and developing protocols for cattle sales and business activities. Trade is an important component of our ability to overcome the economic impacts from COVID-19. While CCA is pleased with the overall improved market access that has been attained in recent years, it is more important than ever we continue to grow our exports by enhancing current FTAs, accessing new markets and through the removal of technical trade barriers. For example, CCA foresees the U.K., our largest trading partner under CETA, as a high value market for Canadian beef. Following a transitional agreement reached in November, we are actively encouraging the Governments of Canada and the U.K. to begin negotiations as soon as possible to secure a permanent trade deal that ensures reciprocal access for beef producers. While we have experienced growth in exports, there has been even larger

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growth on imports from the EU. CCA is working hard to address many of the trade barriers into the EU and is ensuring these concerns are incorporated into any agreement with the U.K. During the pandemic response, CCA has worked tirelessly to keep lines of communication open with the Government of Canada and developed solutions to Government that would provide meaningful assistance to beef producers during these uncertain times. I encourage you to continue to manage your operations as close as possible to normal, while respecting all provincial health guidelines to ensure everyone stays healthy and safe on the job. I would also ask you to continue planning ahead, such as having your bulls available for viewing ahead of the sale and utilizing digital marketing and communication as much as possible. After a number of recent announcements on new protocols to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the resource document Guidelines for Canadian Cattle Sales in 2020-2021 was updated in late November. This resource was developed with a national focus and recommended best practice guidelines for sales. With many of these protocols being announced at the provincial and municipal level, we encourage anyone planning to attend or host a sale to refer to provincial and regional health regulations to ensure compliance. The revised guidelines are available on the CCA website www.cattle.ca located in COVID-19 Resources under the Human/Resources section. We also have a positive story to tell about the connection between cattle and the environment and through the 2030 beef goals, we can demonstrate that we are committed to continually improving our stewardship practices. A great example of this is McDonald’s Canada showing their commitment to Canadian beef producers and sustainability by highlighting sustainable beef sourcing in their Quarter Pounder® line of burgers. McDonald’s is now sourcing at least 30 per cent of the beef for the Quarter Pounder line-up from CRSB Certified Sustainable farms and ranches. I’m sure many of you have now seen a number of commercials, which helps share our sustainability story with consumers across Canada. On behalf of the Board and staff at CCA, we look forward to continuing to advocate and be the proud voice of Canadian cattle producers in 2021. Now more than ever, we are committed to keeping the lines of communication open between industry stakeholders and the Government and ultimately positively impact our producers from coast to coast. Stay tuned for updates in the industry through Action News, our bi-weekly newsletter, social media channels and regular updates in the COVID-19 resources section on our website. I wish you a successful year ahead. Stay healthy and safe.


27th Annual Bull Sale

Saturday, March 6, 2021 - 1:00 pm

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

180 Bulls Sell Red & Red Blaze Simmental Bulls

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

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Polled Yearlings Coming Two Year Olds

• Affordable Bulls • to

Black & Black Blaze 50 Polled Yearlings Polled Simmental Bulls 20 Coming Two Year Olds

“THE BULL BUSINESS” IS WHAT WE DO! Supplying Quality Herdbulls to progressive Cattlemen for over 40 years! 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 2021. Sound, rugged herd bulls that will cover some ground. No fluff, no puff. The top 180 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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Polled Yearlings Coming Two Year Olds

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

Plan to come view the offering on farm before sale day!

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JOIN US

MARCH 6/21 AT

SASKATOON LIVESTOCK SALES

SASKATOON, SK

Offering

45 BULLS

10

HEIFERS

Proven Genetics for Your Operation!

KEET SIMMENTALS

Dale & Dwight Storebo Bryce & Janine Baxter Beechy, SK Cell: 306 859-7779 Bryce cell: 306 630-9288 Email: storebofarm@sasktel.net

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Curtis & Rae-Ann Suter & family Warman, SK Ph: 306 292-7230 Email: sssimmentals@gmail.com

Ryan & Rhonda Heather & family Biggar, SK Ph: 306-951-7170 Email: rheather1@yahoo.com

Brett & Naomi Keet Dalmeny, SK Cell: 306 229-3051 Email: brettrkeet@gmail.com


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Visit wolfefarms.ca

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Sold to Little Willow Creek Ranch

of Debolt AB for $10,000

of Frenchman Butte SK for $10,000

Wolfe Groot 788G

Sold to Klassen Ranching

Sold to 4M Cattle Co.

Sold to the Lieverse’s and Dorscheid’s

of Stauffer AB for $9,500

of Beaverlodge/Valleyview AB for $9,000

Sold to South Peace Colony

Wolfe Gig FF 984G

Wolfe Glutes 828G

Wolfe Gold 743G

Wolfe Generous 856G

Sold to Whitewood Ranch of Fort Kent AB for $11,250

Wolfe Glory FF 991G

Sold to Peace View Colony

of Dawson Creek BC for $9,000

of Dawson Creek BC for $9,000

Wolfe Gabriella FF 108G

4M Cattle Co. ^ Alix Farming Company Ltd. ^ Bar L7 Tom Basnett Bendall Cattle Birkenhagen Farms ^ Greg Blahun Katie Boomgaarden Lance Boomgaarden Wallace Calder ^ Chamberland Farms ^ Brad Chapman ^ Cornerview Cattle Co. D&L Nadeau Farms Ltd. Diamond T Simmentals Shaun & Karlie Dennis Rob Elzinga ^ Epp Farms Ltd. Ferrybank Farming Co. Henry Fehr ^ Dennis & Cherry Flemming ^ Frontier Cattle Co. ^ HBCR Valley Farming Co. Ltd. ^ David Hiebert ^ Ashley Klassen Eddy Klassen ^ Klassen Ranching ^ Laurie Kucheruk ^ Kulyk Simmentals ^ Clayton Lieverse ^ Little Willow Creek Ranch LS Land & Cattle David MacPhee ^ Garth Meehan ^ Nolara Farms ^ Peace View Colony ^ Jim Peel ^ Pickles AG Ventures Ltd. Kyle & Michelle Schwab South Peace Colony ^ Brian & Deanne Stratuliak ^ Norm Theroux ^ Tri-D Simmentals ^ Valley View Ranch Colony ^ Warkentin Farms WBS Farm George & Susie Wiebe ^ Whitewood Ranch Wolfe’s Fleckvieh ^ ^ Denotes Repeat Buyers

Wolfe Galentine FF 103G

to all of our 2020 buyers

Wolfe Geyser FF 885G

An extended

Sold to Wolfe’s Fleckvieh of Sundre AB for $7,500

Sold to Kulyk Simmentals of North Battleford SK for $7,000

Tony Wolfe

Box 2074 Valleyview AB Canada T0H 3N0

780 524 9322

wolfefarms8@gmail.com


MONDAY, MARCH 8TH, 2021 • 1:00 PM CST • AT THE RANCH • OUNGRE, SK 18th Offering 90 Red & Black Purebred Simmental & Percentage Bulls

Your source for Proven and Progressive Genetics

KWA 63H: Interstate X Active Duty

KWA 54H: Steel X Red Rock

KWA 163H: Mountain X 132Y

KWA 9H: Roosevelt X Western

KWA 154H: Roosevelt X Red Eye

KWA 228H: Steel X Riddler

KWA 151H: Statement X Red Rock

KWA 179H: One of a Kind X Capone

KWA 87H: Vegas X Odyssey

These quality bulls, along with others will sell March 2021

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

The Ashwort hs

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

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Offering the top end of our bull pen out of these exciting sires! CAPACITY // HAMMER // GOLD KEY // GVR INTRIGUE // GVR CHIEF CAPTAIN SCREAM // RIO GRANDE // GVR/BOHR CASH MONEY CMS TIME WARP // SVS REBEL // DOUBLE BAR D BANKROLL

Hugh Stewart: 780.581.8608 Sale Management by Bohrson Marketing Services WWW.BOHRSON.COM

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We’re on the move! Monday March 8, 2021 1:00 PM Ag Pavilion

Neepawa, Manitoba Proudly Presented by

Selling

Simmental Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls plus Purebred & Commercial Females

Dequier Cattle Co.

204-745-8750

Skyridge Farms

204-750-2210

Twin Meadow Livestock Farms

204-723-2386

Twin Oak Livestock

204-723-2275

Wilcox Simmentals

204-723-2735

Sale Management

Chris Poley 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson 403-363-9973 Ben Wright 519-374-3335

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RF/Rust Stimulus 610D

Formerly WJ SIMMENTALS / BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS Byron, Bernice & Wyatt Johnson Box 132 Amisk, AB T0B 0B0 • 780-856-2175 • www.wjsimmentals.com 62

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g n i g n i r b e r ’ e W ! e m o h them AT THE RANCH

HANLEY, SK

WEDNESDAY MAR. 10, 2021

31ST ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE

SunnyValley

Simmentals

SVS Gambler 33C

FGAF GUERRERO 810Y x ALLIANCE MS DAKOTA DREAM \ HP-HOP Homo Polled. Full Fleckvieh.

SVS Linne 904G

SVS Rancher 42H

SVS Tycoon 841F x HLTS Sammie Homo Polled

45 BULLS & SELECT FEMALES

FEATURING SONS OF: SVS Betts 808F, NUG Pioneer 209E, Rust/Henn Rambler, Mader Walk This Way, Black Gold Derby 81F, Anchor D Raptor, Starwest Pol Blueprint & WS Epic.

SVS

Roadhouse 67H

Mader Walk This Way x NGDB Lady Grace 518C Homo Polled. Hetero Black.

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 65


March 11, 2021 Spring Creek Ranch Moosomin, SK - 1:00 pm

It’s more than just a bull purchase at the "In Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale

Selling approximately

85 Bulls:

• Red And Black Simmentals • Power Bulls And Calving Ease • All Are Homo Polled • Coat Color Statuses Identified

MBJ 68Z

Five Sons Of ‘SPRINGCREEK ABBEY 99E’

Six Sons Of ‘SPRINGCREEK BROOKE 68Z’

• Large Selection Of Baldy Bulls, Red And Black • Sim/Angus Bulls • Black Angus Bulls • One Of A Kind Warranty • Volume Discounts

MBJ 99E Sale Managed By

Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed!

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Thursday, March 11, 2021 On the Farm, Strathmore, AB Past Deeg Simmental Bul l Sale Highlights...

B reeding +Selling Simmental Bulls 45 Bulls & for Over 45 Years

6 Heifers

Roger & Dave, Jordan, Katie, Dane, Brynn & Allie 403-999-4191 Strathmore, Alberta deeg@deegsimmental.com

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Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Le meilleur temps pour acheter un taureau Simmental.

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onne année 2021 et bienvenue à cette première édition de l’année de la revue Commercial Country ! L’année 2020 s’est inscrite au palmarès des années les plus difficiles de notre histoire moderne, alors que nous avons tous dû faire face à de nouvelles situations et à de nombreux inconnus. Plusieurs d’entre nous ont eu de la difficulté à organiser leur quotidien et à comprendre comment et quand leur vie reviendrait à la normale, alors que les règles semblaient toujours changer. À travers cette période chambardée, plusieurs personnes sont devenues plus conscientes que jamais au niveau de notre agriculture et que la production des aliments n’avait jamais été aussi importante qu’elle est maintenant. Le circuit des ventes de veaux d’embouche de l’automne a été relativement bon, en particulier si on se souvient du contexte en avril 2020 et des nombreux défis auxquels était confrontée l’industrie bovine. Les ventes de femelles gestantes ont très bien complété l’année, alors que les producteurs vache-veau demeuraient optimistes par rapport à notre production bovine et qu’ils ajoutaient de nouvelles femelles de qualité à leurs troupeaux. Les veaux les plus lourds ont reçu des primes en comparaison aux veaux plus légers offerts en vente, et les veaux croisés Simmental sont demeurés en très grande demande peu importe leur sexe. Tout le long du circuit de l’automne 2020 des ventes de veaux d’embouche, les veaux possédant du sang de race Simmental se sont vendus à un meilleur prix que les veaux des autres races et, dans certaines régions, les vendeurs obtenaient de dix à vingt cents de plus la livre, comparativement à des veaux exclusivement de races britanniques de même poids mais qui étaient aussi plus vieux. De plus, une prime encore meilleure était payée pour un veau possédant la face “moustachée” blanche, ou si on veut la « marque de l’argent », car ce veau était définitivement issu d’un croisement avec la race Simmental. Au niveau du chèque de paie ramené à la maison par le producteur vacheveau, le poids des veaux vendus a joué un rôle encore plus important, car les veaux croisés Simmental pouvaient peser

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cent (100) livres de plus que les veaux de races anglaises, et que cela représentait un revenu additionnel de 200 $ par veau. Les producteurs ne se sont pas plaints vraiment au début d’octobre quand ils obtenaient 1500 $ par veau. En fait, les acheteurs recherchaient des veaux croisés Simmental et ils payaient une prime pour les acheter, car ils savaient que les veaux de qualité croisés Simmental produits en ce moment s’engraissent facilement et qu’ils produisent des carcasses possédant tous les attributs de poids, de grosseur et de classement demandés par le marché actuel. Les ventes de femelles de race Simmental ont également été très bonnes, tandis que certaines étaient diffusées en ligne alors que d’autres se déroulaient sous la forme d’enchères chronométrées. Tandis que le format de ces ventes n’était pas celui qu’on était habitué de vivre, les résultats de plusieurs ventes sont tout de même très bons et il se pourrait bien que certaines ventes de taureaux se déroulent de manière semblable le printemps prochain. Ces ventes ont bien fonctionné car il était possible d’aller voir les animaux à l’avance, puis on pouvait profiter de la technologie actuelle afin de miser en ligne et dans le confort de notre domicile, ou bien on pouvait confier nos commandes d’achat aux divers agents de vente qualifiés. Personne ne sait vraiment comment vont débuter les premières ventes de taureaux en 2021, mais un fait demeure, les producteurs vache-veau devront encore améliorer leurs groupes de taureaux et la demande pour des taureaux Simmental de qualité sera de nouveau très forte. Consultez les annonces de plusieurs éleveurs présents dans cette édition de la revue Commercial Country et rendez-vous en ligne afin de visionner les nombreux vidéos sur plusieurs excellents taureaux Simmental de qualité disponibles. L’offre de taureaux Simmental de grande qualité offerts en vente n’a jamais été aussi bonne et la plupart des éleveurs vous accueilleront à leurs fermes ou à leurs ranchs, pour vous montrer les sujets offerts soit dans une vente à l’encan ou bien par vente de gré à gré.


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MLCC 17H

Memphis 17H

Sire: BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D Dam: MLCC MS SNIPER 102Z

MLCC

BAR KR

Black Knight 28H

Sire: LFE BEAST MODE 305D Dam: COLT’S MISS ROCKSTAR 5X

Beaumont 29H

MLCC BLK

Hudson 2H

Sire: mrl discovery 21a Dam: dart’s fate

MLCC

Range Rover 33H

Transcon’s

Advantage Bull Sale

Polled Sire: FGAF guerrero 810Y Dam: bar kr ms rusty 4f

MLCC

Red Rocket 15H

Sire: WS ALL ABOARD B80 Dam: NUG RIHANNA 12F

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Saturday, April 3, 2021 SASKATO O N, SK

MLCC

Amarillo 10H

Sire: SOUTHSEVEN MR ADONIS 96Z Dam: BAR KR MS ESMERALDA 18E

Sire: wfl mr ranger 58e Dam: bar kr ms elisha 17e

BAR KR

Laredo 30H

Sire: kuntz classic 12c Dam: BAR KR MS ROMANO 64B


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RWR 69H RWR 88H

RWR 71H

1

RWR 101H

PM Saturday

M.S.T

MAR. 13

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS

RWR 60H

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

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


CLNO 163H CLNO 174H

100 Simmental Bulls ON OFFER

CLNO 61H

CLNO 29H

CLNO 130H

CLNO 22H

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

Randy – 306 821 0113 Toby – 306 821 2071 Ryley – 780 522 8385 Neil – 780 808 9082 Jeff – 306 821 4383 www.blackgoldsimmental.com

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Swantewitt Simmentals 17 th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - Ag Barn, Mayerthorpe, Alberta The bulls will be on view in the Ag barn from 10:00 a.m. Lunch at Noon · Video sale starts at 1:00 p.m. in the Diamond Centre 55 Yearlings, 16 Two-Year Olds and 20 Heifers (Purebred and Fullblood, many Homozygous Polled) All Bulls wiLL be halter broke BULLS Semen Tested and Guaranteed

20 Top Quality Purebred and Fullblood Replacement Heifers The Bremmekamp Family Gerd: 780.712.2096 | Jordan: 780.712.3600 | Home: 780.693.2124 swantewitt@gmail.com HANDLED AND HALTER BROKE FOR DISPOSITION - We put in the extra work and it’s worth it!

JSJ 5H - Homozygous Polled Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Everest 7E

JSJ 43H - Homozygous Polled Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Everest 7E

JSJ 18H - Polled Fullblood FF Sire: Keet’s Furtive 30F

JSJ 37H - Homozygous Polled Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

JSJ 74H - Fullblood FF Sire: Swantewitt Fritz 11F

JSJ 104H - Red Purebred Sire: LFE RS Lewis 312E

JSJ 181H - Fullblood FF Sire: CFFS Open Range 860Y

JSJ 37G - Red Purebred Sire: LFE Amberjack 385E

JSJ 274G - Black Purebred Sire: KWA Mountain 64B

JSJ 308G - Homozygous Polled Black Purebred Sire: Swantewitt Cayenne 4C

JSJ 208G - Polled Fullblood, FF Sire: CFFS Open Range 860Y

JSJ 262G - Fullblood FF Sire: Brink Innovator B449

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

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a catalogue contact

for more information or

arrow Creek SiMMeNTaL

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

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

dowNhiLL SiMMeNTaLS

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

horNer CaTTLe Co.

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

More broS SiMMeNTaLS

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

TSN LiveSToCk

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

Darnell Fornwald 403-795-8030

sale managed by First Class Cattle Marketing Shay Martindale 780-812-4581 Jonathan Karsin 204-870-0329

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FROM: R E F F O ON S ANGUS S ANGU D R A W ED ALS dwards : T E N M d E O ir M a R L F IM R S ON OFFE LS TRIANGLE 33 ng Families 67-7456 5 L A 6 T 0 3 N E A u o NT SIMM Ritter & Y Grey, SK L SIMME ung T G N I Y l L F Yo Ear 1 NTALS & Loretta K E y r M r -550-830 5 e M 6 I T 0 S 3 : S S t I , t y T a e R r M CU amily Earl G 31-789 F 7 0 is 6 t 8 0 r 2 3 u 8 : C 5 in The 6-72 Aust , SK Terry: 30 9-4803 Bethune -7748 306-93 6-638 0 3 : y r 3 r a 9 B -77 306-638 : n o d n a L Chris Poley - 306-220-5006 View the catalogue at

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Geoff Anderson: 306-731-7921

Shane Michelson - 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335


KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK SAJ SIMMENTALS

22nd Annual Bull Sale KNTZ 2H

MARCH 16, 2021

LLOYDMINSTER EXHIBITION GROUNDS LLOYDMINSTER, SK

KNTZ 20H

• Raptor x Colossal

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Yearling Bulls Sell! SBMC 53H

KNTZ 27H

• All Aboard x Westcott

Reds, Blacks, & Fullbloods! SBMC 60H

• Daredevil x Bootlegger

SBMC 17H

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

Find us on Facebook! SBMC 62H

• Matrix x Slugger

• Daredevil x Spartan

SBMC 50H

• Swayze x Cobra

• Crimson Tide x Royal Red

SBMC 47H

• Copperhead x What A Dream

• Matrix x Sweet Meat

Sale Managed by:

BuyAgro.com

View catalogue on www.

Geoff, Brad & Trevor Kuntz attleford, SK B 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 dam, SK E 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

Bons et moins bons investissements avec les mesures par les ultrasons.

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e titre de cet article pourrait aussi être bonnes et moins bonnes façons de dépenser votre argent. Dans la plupart des entreprises, le temps et l’argent sont des facteurs limitants. Bien que la technologie des ultrasons puisse éventuellement contribuer à générer des bénéfices, il demeure très important d’essayer de maximiser la valeur obtenue grâce à un investissement dans les mesures par les ultrasons. Bons investissements: 1. Recueillir des données selon les normes de “UGC – Ultrasound Guidelines Council” chez des bovins entre 270 et 500 jours d’âge. Si on veut que les données soient utilisées dans l’évaluation génétique (pour obtenir les ÉPD sur les carcasses), les mesures sur les bovins et la lecture des images doivent être faites par des techniciens certifiés par « UGC ». Votre technicien accrédité peut vous aider dans vos démarches. Cette exigence est là en fait pour vous assurer que les données seront recueillies de manière appropriée, qu’elles seront de grande qualité et qu’elles pourront être employées pour les fins d’évaluation génétique. En raison des relations entre les données mesurées par les ultrasons et les caractéristiques des carcasses des bovins d’engraissement, il est aussi important que les mesures soient prises à l’intérieur d’un écart d’âge approprié. Certaines normes sont illustrées dans le Tableau 1. 2. Transmission de vos données de performance à l’ASC Les données mesurées par les ultrasons viennent s’ajouter aux données de performance actuelles telles que sur les généalogies, la date de naissance et les informations recueillies au sevrage. Avant de faire mesurer vos animaux avec les ultrasons, il est important que ceux-ci possèdent des données de performance complètes. Il est tout aussi important que vous ayez transmis à l’ASC l’information sur les autres veaux ayant été réformé au sevrage, afin que les résultats des mesures par ultrasons puissent être interprétés d’après le troupeau complet. 3. Faire mesurer des groupes complets de bovins La prise de mesures par les ultrasons sur des groupes complets de bovins est un excellent investissement. Cela nous permet d’obtenir les données les plus utiles pour les fins d’évaluation et de comparaison, et cela nous aide à obtenir un portrait des carcasses du troupeau complet. 4. Faire mesurer les femelles de remplacement Voici un très bon investissement qui est souvent négligé. Alors que plusieurs éleveurs font mesurer leurs taureaux pour des raisons de marketing, la prise de meures chez les candidates à garder comme femelles de remplacement contribue à nous fournir un portrait rapide des mérites des carcasses au sein de tout le cheptel reproducteur. En fait, en plus d’obtenir des données de performance pour les femelles entrant dans le troupeau, cela veut dire que plusieurs des vaches en production obtiendront des données sur leurs descendants. En dressant ainsi le profil des caractéristiques des carcasses du troupeau complet, on peut effectuer des accouplements sélectifs orientés selon les objectifs de notre programme d’élevage. De plus, les génisses ont tendance à exprimer des différences supérieures au niveau du persillage que les taureaux, et celles-ci peuvent nous fournir des informations très valides pour les fins d’évaluation génétique. 5. Annoncez que vous faites mesurer vos animaux avec les ultrasons La promotion de vos efforts est un bon investissement. Plusieurs producteurs commerciaux ne vous demanderont probablement pas vos données des mesures par ultrasons, ils n’iront d’ailleurs pas à votre vente. Les producteurs commerciaux peuvent avoir accès à des primes importantes lorsqu’ils produisent des bovins avec une génétique de grande qualité pour les caractères liés aux carcasses, et plusieurs de ceux-là en sont bien conscients. Les marques de poils tondus par un technicien accrédité UGC sont en fait des marques d’excellence pour vos bovins et votre programme.

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Investissements pas si bons: 1. Faire mesurer les taureaux adultes, les taureaux de deux ans et les veaux sevrés Il n’est pas rare de constater que des mesures par ultrasons ont été prises chez des sujets dont l’âge se situe en-dehors des écarts recommandés. La valeur d’une mesure par ultrasons repose en fait sur sa relation avec les caractéristiques des carcasses des bovins finis. Voici pourquoi les écarts d’âge prennent de l’importance. En d’autres mots, en faisant mesurer un taureau de sept ans pour déterminer les mérites de sa carcasse est totalement inutile et représente une perte d’argent. Il n’y a pas beaucoup de bovins d’engraissement âgés de sept ans. 2. Faire mesurer uniquement quelques veaux sélectionnés Cela peut sembler une bonne idée pour certaines personnes de faire mesurer uniquement quelques veaux sélectionnés. Ce serait en fait un meilleur investissement de renoncer complètement à faire mesurer vos animaux, plutôt que de commencer à choisir les sujets qui seront mesurés. Si on ne fait mesurer que des groupes incomplets d’animaux, cela nous empêche alors d’avoir de bonnes bases de comparaison, et cela peut occasionner des biais dans notre sélection. C’est également pour cette raison qu’il est important de bien déclarer tous les veaux au moment du sevrage. Lorsqu’on rapporte toute l’information au sevrage, on peut tenir compte lors de l’évaluation génétique de situations de sélection préliminaire telles que par exemple pour des veaux castrés en période de post-sevrage. En ne faisant mesurer que des groupes sélectionnés de sujets, on ne contribue pas à construire la base de données pour le futur. Faire mesurer uniquement ses veaux mâles pourrait être un bon exemple. Avec une telle approche, on n’obtiendra pas les mêmes bénéfices futurs que si on avait fait mesurer tous nos veaux. Si une vache produit une génisse qui a été mesurée cette année par les ultrasons, celle-ci devrait vraisemblablement obtenir une évaluation sur sa carcasse, en raison de cette donnée sur une progéniture. Cette donnée pourra être utilisée l’année prochaine lors de l’évaluation génétique, tandis qu’elle pourrait donner naissance à un veau mâle. Même si un éleveur a fait mesurer ses veaux mâles, il peut arriver que certains taureaux offerts en vente n’aient pas d’ÉPD sur les carcasses. 3. Ne pas transmettre ses données de performance à l’ASC Les données mesurées par les ultrasons viennent s’additionner aux données de performance. Si on ne déclare pas les données à la naissance, la généalogie ou les informations sur les performances, on ne pourra pas utiliser les données mesurées par les ultrasons pour des fins d’évaluation génétique, et on ne pourra pas produire de valeurs ajustées selon l’âge, de rangs, d’indices, de rapports sommaire sur les taureaux, etc. La déclaration des données de performance sur des groupes complets de bovins demeure la clé afin d’en obtenir le plus pour votre argent investi dans les mesures par les ultrasons. 4. Utiliser des ultrasons sans la certification « UGC » La prise de mesures d’ultrasons non certifiées par UGC vient grandement limiter les possibilités d’utiliser ces données. En fait, de telles données recueillies sans la certification UGC ne peuvent pas être employées pour l’évaluation génétique. En d’autres mots, aucun ÉPD sur les carcasses ne peut être généré avec de telles données. De plus, cela veut aussi dire qu’il n’est pas possible d’obtenir des rapports avec des valeurs ajustées selon l’âge, des rangs, des indices, des rapports sommaires sur les taureaux. Les données mesurées par les ultrasons selon le processus d’UGC nécessitent quelques étapes additionnelles, toutefois cela représente un bon investissement en temps et en argent pour ceux qui ont choisi de faire mesurer leurs animaux. Votre technicien certifié peut vous aider avec vos démarches et vous trouverez ci-après les principales étapes.


évaluations génétiques. animaux. Votre technicien certifié peut vous aider avec vos démarches et vous trouverez principales étapes. Exemple: Le ci-après premier les veau né chez Joe est arrivé le 1er Janvier 2020, et le dernier veau est né le 1er mai 2020. S’il veut pouvoir inclure le veau le plus vieux, les mesures par ultrasons devront utiliser le tableau repérez la date de naissance du premier veau né puis être effectuées avant le 15 mai 2021. S’il veut pouvoir inclurePour le veau le plus jeune,1,les mesures Tableau Âge optimal pour faire mesureraprès un animal 500 le jours. La date indiquée par 1. ultrasons devront être effectuées le 26 janvier 2021.sélectionnez Joe appellera technicien et il correspond à la date la plus éloignée où vous veaux afin que leurs données soient incluses aux évaluations Date de naissance 270les jours 500 jours choisira une date pour faire mesures, comprise entre le 26 pourrez janvierfaire et lemesurer 15 mailes2021.

génétiques. Sélectionnez la date du veau né le dernier, puis sélectionnez la colonne 01-Jan-20 27-Sep-20 15-Mai-21 270 jours. Cette date correspond à la date la plus rapprochée où vous pourrez faire 01-Fév-20faire mesurer28-Oct-20 15-Juin-21 Comment vos animaux mesurer les veaux afin que leurs données soient incluses aux évaluations génétiques. 01-Mar-20 26-Nov-20 14-Juil-21 Exemple: Le premier veau né chez Joe est arrivé le 1er Janvier 2020, et le dernier 01-Avr-20 27-Déc-20 1. Communiquez avec un technicien et 14-Aoû-21 céduler une date veau pour est la session prise de mesures né le 1erde mai 2020. S’il veut pouvoir inclure le veau le plus vieux, les 01-Mai-20 13-Sep-21 (appelez tôt car les26-Jan-21 techniciens sont occupés). mesures par ultrasons devront être effectuées avant le 15 mai 2021. S’il veut pouvoir 01-Juin-20 26-Fév-21 inclure veau le d’étable, plus jeune,ou lesbien mesures par ultrasons devront être effectuées après 2. Communiquez avec l’ASC et obtenez14-Oct-21 une feuille de prise delemesure 01-Juil-20 28-Mar-21 le 26 janvier 2021. Joe appellera le technicien et il choisira une date pour faire les téléchargez-la à partir du site internet.13-Nov-21

mesures, comprise entre le 26 janvier et le 15 mai 2021. 3. Faites mesurer les animaux. Comment faire vos animaux 4. mesurer Transmettez les feuilles d’étable complétées et les images à un laboratoire approuvé (la 1. Communiquez avec un technicien et céduler une date pour la session de prise de mesures (appelez tôt car les techniciens sont occupés). plupart des techniciens travaille avec un laboratoire en particulier, ils vous fourniront les 2. Communiquez avec l’ASC et obtenez une feuille de prise de mesure d’étable, ou bien téléchargez-la à partir du site internet. coordonnées). 3. Faites mesurer les animaux. 5. rapports vous parviendront de l’ASC, et ils vous fourniront les informations sur les avec un laboratoire en particulier, ils vous 4. Transmettez les Les feuilles d’étable complétées et les images à un laboratoire approuvé (la plupart des techniciens travaille mesures ajustées selon l’âge, ainsi que les rangs et les indices des veaux. fourniront les coordonnées). 5. Les rapports vous parviendront de l’ASC, et ils vous fourniront les informations sur les mesures ajustées selon l’âge, ainsi que les rangs et les indices des veaux.

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and digital marketing programs in order to accomplish this. This will be one of the most important investments that our industry organizations and breeders can make at this time in order to showcase our genetics to the world. The Canadian Beef Improvement Network initiative is entering a new phase in its development. It is supported by the major breed associations and has participation from across the production and retail system. As a division of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and the hub for the seedstock sector, CBBC will serve as the incubator for CBIN to ensure its successful implementation. The next phase of CBIN will include increased advocacy efforts to industry stakeholders and development of its core foundation. A goal of CBIN is to build upon existing genetic improvement programs with a focus on the commercial cattle sector. The commercial cow/calf sector has always been an integral part of genetic improvement through bull selection but have never been actively included in the development programs offered by the seedstock sector. There is an opportunity through the CBIN platform to connect the industry with a made in Canada solution. For information on Canada-USA border crossing procedures for essential agriculture worker exemption status contact CBBC at info@beefbreeds.ca or (403) 730-0350.


SON OF BLACK OPS 135F

SON OF EXCLUSIVE 116E

SON OF PROCLAMATION E202

SON OF PATRIOT 32F

SON OF EPIC E152

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KCC1 Exclusive 116E, LRX Black Ops 135F, WS ProclamationE202, NGDB Structure 34D, MAF Patriot 32F, Spring Creek Launch 110E, W/C Bankroll 811D, Black Gold Approval 71E, WS Epic E152, Wheatland Front Runner 896F & Crossroad Red Stone 10F

On Offer are 65 Red + Black Simmental Bulls + 14 Open Replacement Heifers

SON OF LAUNCH 110E

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Grinalta's HP Bravo FF982E

GG Dam- Cherry 81S

Sire

Homo Polled | P1255892 | 100% German |

CHAMPS BRAVO x GRINALTA’S ANNIE PPFF82A CE

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Grinalta's Kaiser PFF03F

Homo Polled 100% Fleckvieh Non-Diluter 76 LB BWT- Proven CE Bull Top 15% for BWT Top 10% Milk Sire had the highest number of registered calves in his day Most versatile sire to consider to use in your program...use on your heifers, cows, blacks, reds and flecks Give us a call to place your semen order

When this bull was young we overlooked him because of a little more white on him but it wasn’t long before he was a stand out. No wonder he is stacked with a long line of our favorite females so we turned down all the offers and used him ourselves. Very smooth fronted, wide back, deep ribbed with a full and deep hind quarter, good feet and legs plus good temperament. Looks like a heifer calver. His sire needs no introduction and is now proven to be successful in all categories. If enough interest is expressed we would consider semen collection. Kaiser was used heavily in our program this past breeding season. His 1st calves arrive in 2021.

Hetero Smooth Polled | P1323910 | 100% German |

CHAMPS BRAVO x GRINALTA’S LADY DANE PFF03D

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Checking all the boxes

IPU Romano 90X

How can you make these bulls any better? If you could we would like to know!

UNLEASHING A LIVING LEGEND! Horned | 735012 | 100% German |

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SBSF Ironman 29B $30,000 son of Romano Genotype and phenotype exceptional 149 registered progeny exclusively from one herd Longevity. Youthful at 10 years Exceptional big sound feet Proven desirable money making progeny. Multiple high sellers Outstanding udders Exceptional track record. Use with complete confidence Affordable semen available to most of the world.

Sun Rise Pillar 3D

Pillar Daughter Sold at Red And Black 2020 for Diamond B

Owned with Diamond B Simmentals Homo Polled | Hetero Black | BPG1164525 |

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN 11Z x DS: SPRINGCREEK LINER 56U CE

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Rueben 780.688.2265 C: 780.208.6687

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Kent 780.781.7034

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Outstanding individual Outstanding pedigree Outstanding progeny Outstanding EPDs Outstanding calving ease (used on heifers) Exceptional performance Exceptional length and natural soft muscling Outstanding feet Gaining great reputation. Buyers are requesting Pillar bulls with confidence. Producing high sellers out of the corral and the sales ring • Contact Grinalta or Diamond B to order your semen Watch for Pillar sons at the Prairie Lands Bull Sale and Transcon’s Next Step Bull Sale

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March 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM

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Selling

Simmental Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls

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Sun Rise Simmentals

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WLB 47Y Fae 343E - High Selling Cow Sold To Anchor D Ranch Simmentals High selling bred yearling to Diamond Rio Cattle High selling heifer calf to Wilson Stock Farms High selling bull calf to Clint Robertson

WLB 493G

WLB John Wayne 493G - High Selling Bull Sold To Maple Lake Stock Farms Thank you to these breeders for giving our herd bulls a new home. Blockbuster to Triangle 33 & Flying TL Simmentals Carhartt to Oakview Simmentals Remarkable to Shorey Farms Thank you Stavick Simmentals for their Black Medicine to Jamieson Genetics volume purchase of 30 bred females and 1 bull calf.

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JTC 28H

Dam: Springcreek Brooke 68Z

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Rugged R BeLLAgIO 5057C • •

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- Polled, Dilution Free - Proven heifer proof calving ease - Semen available from: 100X Ranch, LLC

OuTBACK OF dOuBLe BAR d • •

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- Homozygous Polled, Dilution Free - Sired sale topping progeny in Canada - Limited semen available from: Rugged R Cattle Co.

- Polled, Dilution Free - Generations of productive dams - Semen available from: Rugged R Cattle Co.

Rugged R CATTLe CO.

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- Polled, Dilution Free - Outcross pedigree by a Panzer son - Semen available from: Rugged R Cattle Co.

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- Horned, Dilution Free - Impeccable proven pedigree from Anchor T Barbie - Semen available from: LogLand Farms

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- Horned, Dilution Free - Dam is one of the secret weapons at Double Bar D - Semen available from: Red Clay Cattle Co.

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Shane, Alaina, Mckenna & Kaden Michelson C: 403-363-9973

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SVS BETTS 808F

17 Sons Sell

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RUST RIO GRANDE 7022 HARVIE RED SUMIT 54B OUTLAW MR REMEDY 769E SAV AJAX 8885

9 Sons Sell

SAT, MARCH 20, 2021 60 Bulls on offer

WHL CREAM SODA 1833

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10 Sons Sell

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13 Sons Sell

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Taylor Frank

Butler Community College Livestock Judging Coach

Dennis Serhienko

Beef Sire Acquisition and Product Support with Semex

Rob Stables, DVM

Owner of Bow Valley Genetics which offers embryo collection and transfer services and semen collection

February 12 - 13, 2021 Online!

Register Today !

Join us to learn more about the beef industry, marketing, YCSA opportunities and more!

Register online by February 7 at: www.simmental.com For more information contact

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Somet imes...

BIGGER IS BETTER! The CSA is now taking orders for our NEW, LARGER CALVING BOOK 8.5 x 11 calving book for the 2021 calving season! Same layout, Same design More space to write, easier to read Holds 380 head per book $10 per book (Includes shipping) Contact the CSA Office to order your larger calving books sgiles@simmental.com or rerickson@simmental.com

2021 tattoo letter is J Remember to allow time for the DNA samples to be processed at the lab

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p i h s r a l o h c S Recipients

2020

Bailey McCormack Scholarship Won: FCSF $3,000

#13, 4101-19th St. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 Fax: (403) 250-5121 Email: fcsf@simmental.com

Grenfell, SK

Bailey McCormack is 17 and currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Regina. She calls Grenfell, Saskatchewan home where she is actively involved with her family’s purebred Simmental and Angus operation at McCormack Family Ranch. Bailey’s participation in 4-H the last twelve years led to her involvement in the Simmental breed and she is incredibly thankful for the opportunities it has presented her with. Bailey took a position on the Saskatchewan Young Canadian Simmental Association executive board around five years ago but has been showing Simmental cattle all her life. Bailey is grateful to have been able to attend multiple provincial shows as well as two national shows where she made many friendships and met the future of the Simmental breed! Bailey would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their contribution to her future and she hopes to one day be able to give back to youth like herself!

Sadie Anwender

Scholarship Won: FCSF $3,000

Radville, SK

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Rimbey, AB

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Carbon, AB

Sadie Anwender is from Radville, Saskatchewan where her family owns and operates Anwender Cattle Company along with her own herd: Me ‘N My Simmentals & Shorthorns. Sadie has grown up in the industry and been an active member of many junior programs at provincial and national levels. She kept busy with many sports, volunteering and leadership groups while in high school. Sadie has been involved in the Simmental breed since purchasing her first purebred female in 2013. She most enjoys the camaraderie and enthusiasm for advancement within the breed. She is currently a director on the Saskatchewan YCSA. This fall, Sadie entered her third year of Business Administration at the University of Regina. She plans to pursue an accounting major with hopes to one day operate her own business. Sadie looks forward to continually growing her herd in both breeds. She is appreciative of the foundation for awarding these funds and would like to thank all who donate throughout the year to make the scholarships possible.

Jessica Sperber

Jessica Sperber is currently working toward a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her research focuses on feeder cattle nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions. Jessica was raised on a cow-calf and grain operation in central Alberta and completed her MS at West Texas A&M University in Meat Science and Beef Carcass Quality. Jessica currently serves as the Vice President of the Young Cattlemen’s Council and was a 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leader. She hopes to use her technical expertise and training to obtain a career with an allied industry partner in the beef sector. Jessica has extensive interest in feeder cattle growth and aspires to explore innovative ways to feed the ever-growing population while continuing to produce the same high-quality beef that consumers love. Jessica wants to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their generous support of young beef industry professionals.

Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards and his family runs a purebred and percentage Simmental operation just east of Strathmore, Alberta. Their operation heavily utilized artificial insemination and embryo transplant to improve the quality of their herd. Ryan’s family consigns a few calves each year into sales. Ryan is currently attending the University of Calgary where he is studying biology and chemistry, looking to focus more into animal biology. Ryan would like to take this opportunity to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for recognizing the importance of supporting youth and for giving him the opportunity to further his education.

Jacey Massey

Scholarship Won: Trevor Vance $2,000 Strathmore, AB

Jacey Massey is 18 years old and from Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. She has grown up showing and raising purebred Simmental cattle with her parents, Tim and Derri Massey. Jacey has also recently started her own herd of purebred Hereford cattle. Jacey has thoroughly enjoyed owning and operating New Trend Cattle Company alongside her parents. She has developed a deep passion for the livestock industry through these endeavors and they have molded her into who she is today and has also greatly impacted her future as well. Jacey is currently furthering her passion for the industry at Hutchinson Community College where she is working towards her Associates Degree in Art with an emphasis in Agriculture Communications and is also on the Livestock Judging Team. After receiving her degree in Hutchinson, Jacey plans on transferring to either Kansas State University or Oklahoma State University to further her education and to continue her career on a competitive collegiate livestock judging team. Jacey would like to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation and the Vance Family for granting her this great honor in receiving this scholarship.

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February

2021 Sask Simmental Bull Sale Dates... Bulls are also available by private treaty from many of our SSA members too! Find a list of members at www. sasksimmental .com

March

April

Purchase a bull from a current Saskatchewan Simmental Association member, transfer the registration paper and be automatically entered for a draw to win a

$2000.00 Sale Credit

towards the purchase of a bull or female from a current Saskatchewan Simmental Association by public auction or private treaty

w w w . s a s k s i m m e n t a l . c o m

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CSA AGM & YCSA ShoW

July 23-26

Portage La Prairie, MB watch for sponsorship opportunities and registration packages

Manitoba Bull Sales 2021

Congratulations to A.O. Henuset Ambassador Recipients Mar Mac Farms Blair & Lois McRae & Family Brandon, MB Pembina Triangle Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Blue Zone Livestock Andre Mangin Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB Keystone Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Ailsa Craig Farms David & Vicki Logan Lenore, MB

February 15th RENDEZVOUS FARMS 17TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB 28th M&J FARMS ONLINE SIMMENTAL & ANGUS 2 YEAR BULL & FEMALE SALE, dlms.ca MARCH 3rd MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS KICK OFF TO SPRING BULL SALE, Hartney, MB th 4 JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE, Mcauley, MB th 8 CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL SALE, Neepawa, MB 9th BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB th 10 MAR MAC FARMS BULL & COMMERCIAL FEMALE SALE, Brandon, MB th 12 RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS 4TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Fisher Branch, MB th 13 RANCHER’S SELECT SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 14th REBELS OF THE WEST SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB 15th OAKVIEW/PERKIN/TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Darlingford, MB 15th AJB ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 16th PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE, Killarney, MB 18th TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB th 19 HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Inglis, MB nd 22 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB th 24 TRANSCON’S WINNIPEG SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Winnipeg, MB APRIL 12th CATTLE CAPITAL BULL SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

find a breeder in your area at

www.mbsimmental.com Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0

President: Tracy Wilcox 204-723-0029 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

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Maritime Simmental Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Brent Matheson, PE Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Patrick Milner, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE CSA Director: Jennie Mutch, PE

MYSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Jessie Swinamer, NS Vice President: Spencer Henry, NS Treasurer: Drew Tarrant, NS Secretary: Melanie Delong, NS Directors: Jake Matheson, PE Ray Parsons, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Kouwenberg, NS Lacey Fisher, NS

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Dates to Remember

February 2021 Maritime Simmental Association Annual General Meeting

Amherst, NS

April 3, 2021 MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS


GARTH CUTLER

ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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

Czech-Mate Livestock Jim & Gwen Smith Andrew & AJ Sullivan 403-818-3106

czech@xplornet.com

403-875-6631

czechmatelivestock@gmail.com

Range Rd 13

Carstairs, AB

www.czechmatelivestock.com

Don’t ma ke for your c it hard ustom to find yo ers u!

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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

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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

Producing Quality Simmental & Angus Seed Stock

www.lewisfarms.ca

27115A Twp. Rd. 524 Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3M9

ADVERTISE IN THIS SPOT! Contact Sue Giles today!

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Office: 780-962-5050 Ken: 780-818-3829 Kyle: 780-220-9188


Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

ryan_gylander@hotmail.com

1.780.621.2737

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

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ADVERTISE IN THIS SPOT! Contact Sue Giles today!

Red and Black Simmental

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

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Kelly & Jenna Waltz Vermilion, AB 780-853-3834

Where only 2 year old bulls sell


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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

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

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Trevor & Tara 780-205-0266 Gary & Darleen 306-893-2934 780-205-1744

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

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

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

Don’t ma ke for your c it hard ustom to find yo ers u!

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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

AN B ER S V I M R R A F

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

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BOOMER

CREEK LIVESTOCK

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

Purebred Red & Black Simmentals

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

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

Herdsman, Jay Hiltz (Cell) 902-277-1102 jayhiltz@live.com

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Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

Ph: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

Don’t ma ke for your c it hard ustom to find yo ers u!

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Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

www.simmental.com

Insurance

Auctioneer/Ringman

Photographers

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Trucking

Semen/Embryos

Bow Valley Genetics

Rob F. Stables

DVM Veterinarian, General Manager

email phone

www.bowvalleygenetics.com p 1.587.887.1934 | f 1.587.317.7392 box 1239, brooks, ab, t1r 1c1

Embryos@bowvalleygenetics.com 587.887.1934 (extension 1)

Marketing 403.519.3515 scott@bohrson.com RR 4 Site 7 Box 28 Olds, Alberta Canada T4H 1T8

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100X Ranch, LLC..................................99

Czech Mate Livestock............. 30, 31, 115

Gra-Tan Farm........................................50

Longview Cattle Co......................... IFC, 1

ABC Cattle Co..................................... 119

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd..125

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

M & J Farms..................................39, 121

Adair Ranch......................................... 115

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

Greenvalley Ranch Ltd..........................60

M & R Cattle Co................................... 116

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

Dequier Cattle Co..................................61

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

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

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

Destiny Simmentals.............................122

Grinalta Farms......................... 92, 93, 116

Mader Ranches....................... 16, 17, 116

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

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

H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. ...............................125

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

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

Diamond M Ranch.................................21

Hairy Hill Cattle Co.............................. 116

Mar Mac Farms ..................................121

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals.... 115, OBC

Diamond T Simmentals....................... 115

Hampton Simmentals............................26

Masterfeeds.........................................124

Applecross Cattle.......................... 79, 115

DJ Farms.............................................122

Handford Simmentals............................79

Maxwell Simmentals............................ 117

Arntzen Angus.......................................64

Donovandale Farms............................122

Hannah Simmentals............................ 116

McCormack Family Ranch..................120

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

Dora Lee Genetics...............................122

High Bluff Stock Farm..........................121

MCG Simmentals................................ 117

Ashworth Farm and Ranch Ltd...... 59, 119

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

High Country Cattle Services.............. 116

McIntosh Livestock........................83, 120

Aumack Simmentals.............. 74, 119, 130

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

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

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

B Bar C Simmentals..............................22

Double Bar D Farms................ IFC, 1, 119

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

McMillen Ranching Ltd..................55, 120

Bar CL Livestock................................. 115

Double G Simmentals.................. 119, 130

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

Meadow Acres Simmentals...........89, 120

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals......... 41, 115

Double R Simmentals............................56

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

MI Simmentals..................................... 117

Bert’s NR Simmentals...........................79

Downey Farm................................81, 121

Innovation Ag Marketing, LLC...............19

Mitchell Cattle Co................................ 115

Big Rock Simmentals & Hay Sales...... 115

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

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd..125

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

Black Chrome Livestock..................30, 31

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

Janzen Ranches............................ 15, 116

Movald Ranches....................................36

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

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

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

Nolara Farms........................... 68, 69, 117

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

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals..................... 116

JNR Farms.................................... 28, 116

North Central Livestock Exchange Inc..50

Black Sand Cattle Company................121

Early Livestock....................................127

Johns/Workman.....................................79

North Creek Simmentals.....................120

Blushrose Simmental Farm........... 70, 119

Early Sunset Ranch...............................78

Johnson Ranching.................................62

North Hill Simmentals.......................... 117

Bohrson Marketing Services...6, 7, 12, 13,

East Poplar Simmentals................ 53, 119

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

Northern Light Simmentals....................79

19, 20, 26, 27, 30, 31, 45, 47, 49, 60, 65,

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

JR Cattle................................................26

O Double E Farms......................... 38, 117

66, 71, 76, 77, 82, 83, 90, 91, 102, 125

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

June Rose Charolais...........................130

Oakview Simmentals.............................86

Boisvert Simmentals..............................73

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

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

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

Bonchuck Farms............................63, 121

Ellingson Simmentals............................14

Keato Meadow Simmentals........... 79, 116

OBI Livestock Ltd..................................50

Boomer Creek Livestock.....................122

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

Keet Simmentals...................................56

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

Bouchard Livestock International .8, 9, 125

Erixon Simmentals.................................40

Kin Kin Cattle Co........................... 50, 116

Oh Kay Farms.......................................79

Boundary Ranch.................. 104, 105, 119

Fallen Timber Farms........................... 115

KMR Simmentals...................................38

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group....... 117

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

Ferme BMS ..........................................73

Kruger Farms.........................................45

Oslanksi Simmental Farms.................. 117

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

Ferme Davenor Farm..........................123

KT Ranches.........................................102

P & H Ranching Co. Ltd........................20

Brooksland Farms...............................122

Ferme Gagnon Farm.....................91, 123

Kulyk Simmentals..................................94

Parkhill Ranches.................................. 117

Brown, Grady.......................................124

Ferme Sibelle Fleck ..............................73

Kuntz Simmental Farm..................83, 120

Peace Country Simmentals................. 115

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

First Class Cattle Marketing....64, 81, 125

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

Pearson Farms.................................... 117

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

Five Flat Farms......................................45

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

Perkin Land & Cattle..............................86

Cattle Cures by Barb Luther................124

Flying TL Simmentals......................82, 95

LaBatte Simmentals......................53, 120

Peters Simmentals .............................129

Chestermere Stock Farms.....................79

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

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

Pheasantdale Cattle Co.................48, 120

Chittick Frams........................................50

Gardner Livestock.................................45

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals...............120, 130

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

Circle G Simmentals & Angus....... 20, 115

GB Farms..............................................45

Lazy S Ranch Inc.......................... 11, 116

Pieschel Farms......................................79

Circle K Simmentals............................127

Genex..................................................125

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

Pine Creek Simmentals....................... 117

City View Simmentals.......................... 119

Gilchrist Genetics............................68, 69

Lewis Farms.................................. 33, 116

Porter Ranches.............................. 90, 117

Clearwater Simmentals................. 45, 115

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

Little Willow Creek Ranch....................120

Rachido Ranch......................................50

Crocus Simmentals.............................104

Glasman Farms.....................................39

Lobster Point Farm..............................123

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

Crossroad Farms..................... 34, 35, 119

Gordon Jones Simmentals....................87

Logland Farms.......................................99

Rainbow River Simmentals...................71

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

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

Lone Stone Farms......................... 29, 116

Rancier Farms............................... 25, 117


Advertiser’s Index RDG Simmentals........................... 68, 117

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals........ 118

Swan Lake Simmentals.................95, 121

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

Red Clay Cattle Co................................99

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

Swantewitt Simmentals................. 80, 118

W2 Farms Simmental Cattle........ 118, 121

Red Top Livestock.................................79

Skor Simmentals................................. 118

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd...............................

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

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

Skyridge Farms.....................................61

. IFC, 1, 21, 39, 51, 57, 61, 63, 66, 82, 83,

Wells Crossing Cattle Company.......... 118

Rehorst Farms Ltd...............................122

Snider’s Cattle Services........................47

95, 100, 101, 125

Westway Farms Ltd....................... 52, 118

Ririe Simmentals................................. 117

Sout Brothers Simmentals.....................37

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

Wheatland Michelson.................100, 101

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

Southpaw Cattle Company............ 45, 118

Timerland Auctions..............................124

Wheatland Cattle Co...................100, 101

Riverbank Farms.................................121

Spring Creek Simmentals..............66, 120

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

Wilcox Simmentals................................61

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

Spring Lake Simmentals................ 46, 118

Transcon Livestock Corp...........................

Willerton Simmentals...........................130

Robson Acres......................................123

Spruce View Acres..........................22, 23

.15, 28, 29, 38, 41, 46, 56, 68, 79, 86, 87,

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

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

Starwest Farms............................. 22, 118

104, 125, 130, IBC

Wilson Stock Farms...............................47

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

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

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

Windy Knoll Farms..............................123

Rugged R Cattle Co..............................99

Stewart Simmentals.............................123

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

WJ Simmentals.................................... 118

Rust Mountain View Ranch...........19, 123

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

Triple R Simmentals..............................86

WLB Livestock.......................................96

Ruzicka Farms.......................................75

Stone Simmentals............................... 118

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

Wolfe Farms.................................. 58, 119

SAJ Simmentals............................83, 120

Storebo Farm.................................56, 120

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

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh........................... 45, 119

Schweitzer Simmentals/McColl

Sullivan Simmentals............................123

TSN Livestock...............................81, 121

Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds......................122

Simmentals............................................79

Sully’s Farm.........................................123

Twin Meadow Livestock Farms.............61

XRC Simmentals.................................121

Scissors Creek Cattle Co......................95

Sun Rise Simmentals..............95, 97, 120

Twin Oak Livestock ...............................61

X-T Simmentals...................................104

Seven-M Livestock.............................. 118

Sun Star Simmentals..................... 64, 118

Tymarc Livestock................................. 118

Yellow Rose Cattle................................26

Silver Lake Farms..................................87

Sunny Valley Simmentals..............65, 121

Ultra Livestock.................................30, 31

Silver Smith Farms Ltd........................ 118

Suter Silverado Simmentals..................56

Verleysen Farms.................................. 118

Earley & Livestock

Circle K Simmentals

PRIVATE TREATY OFFERING

Black & Red Simmentals • Angus • SimmAngus KADE 3H

KADE 12H

KADE 11H

SimmAngus Dam

Kade Earley 519-709-7839

Dam

Mike Earley 519-661-8713

2211 Napperton Dr Kerwood, ON N0M 2B0

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February “Herdsire” Issue Advertising Booking Deadline Ellingson Simmental Performance Bull & Female Sale Dahlen, ND The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetics Sale Lazy S Ranch 52nd Annual Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB

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JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB 28th Annual Janzen Ranches Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Hartman Cattle Company Simmental Bull Sale Tecumsch, Nebraska February Freeze All Breeds Frozen Genetics Online Sale Online Rust Mountain View Ranch 10th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND Janzen Ranches 28th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Genetic Edge 22nd Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB YCSA Virtual T.E.A.M. Conference Online Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Rendezvous Farms 17th Annual “Holiday Monday” Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Future Legends 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Mader Ranches 32nd Annual Bull Sale Carstairs, AB Triple Threat 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Falun, AB Circle G Simmental & Angus Innisfail, AB Ultra/Czech-Mate 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Triangle Stock Farm Annual Bull Sale Parkland County, AB W2 Land & Cattle Bull Sale – Chapter 3 Vermilion, AB Crossroad Farms 15th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Robb/Hoegl/Greenwood 16th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Bull Rush Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Maxwell/Rancier 26th Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 36th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale DLMS.ca

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Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK KSL Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB

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

Double Bar D “Best Of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK MCG Simmentals & Guests Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Leewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms 5th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB Spring Lake Simmentals, The Zimmers - Bull Sale Camrose, AB The Event Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB Rusylvia Cattle Co. 1st Annual Bull Sale Derwent, AB Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Westway Farms 18th Annual Bull Sale Didsbury, AB Pheasantdale 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK Wilson/Snider 3rd Annual Online Bull & Female Sale DLMS.ca JP Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Mcauley, MB 10th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB LaBatte Simmentals with guest, East Poplar, 41st Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Bull Fest ’21 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB Bridge City Simmental Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK McMillen Ranching 27th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Lockhart Valley 16th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB R Plus Simmentals 21st Annual Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Neepawa, MB Ashworth Farm & Ranch 18th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Greenway Ranch Ltd. Online Bull Sale Johnson Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Provost, AB Westgold Farms 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Mar-Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Sunny Valley Simmentals 31st Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK 15th Annual Place Your Bet Bull Sale Camrose, AB Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit Of Perfection” 16th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Transcon’s 3rd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 4 Breed Spring Bull Sale Del Bonita, AB Deeg Simmental Bull sale Strathmore, AB 18th Annual Deeg Simmental Bull & Female Sale Strathmore, AB Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit Of Perfection” 16th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK 17th Blushrose Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Rainbow River Simmentals 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale Fisher Branch, MB Northern Classic 18th Annual Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB *All dates are subject to change


Mar. 12-13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 19

3rd Annual Rancher’s Choice Simmental Bull Sale Online Farmgate Auction Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Transcon’s Red Deer County Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Next Generation 8th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Wheeler’s Stock Farm 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Ranchers Select 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Synergie 9th Annual Bull Sale Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, PQ Early Sunset Ranch Only the Good Ones Sell Production Sale Edam, SK Rebels of the West Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB Oakview / Perkin / Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK AJB Online Simmental Bull Sale FramGateAuctions.ca Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 22nd Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Adair Ranch 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Meadow Acres 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Ter-Ron Farms 16th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB

Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Mar. 29 Mar. 29 Mar. 29 Mar. 30

Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 22nd Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK 17th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK KT Ranch Online Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Kelowna, BC Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Cityview Simmentals/Abound Livestock 11th Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Transcon’s Winnipeg Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Anchor B/Anchorage 20th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Perrot/Come As U R 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Best Of The Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale Olds, AB The Prairie Lands Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Redrich Farms 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB

April Apr. 3 Apr. 8 Apr. 11 Apr. 12

Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Genetic Distinction 3rd Annual Bull Sale Steelman, SK Spirit Of The North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB

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MACS 31H - sire: Radioactive ds: Windsurfer Full Fleckvieh

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Gladiator

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Hwy 20

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Rg Rd #21

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TWP Rd #433A Hwy 53

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