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Sale Summary 264 Bulls - Gross - $2,327,150 - Average $8,643 47 Black Simmental Yearlings Averaged $9,276 59 Black Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,122 30 Red Simmental Yearlings Averaged $8,716 28 Red Simmental Extra Age Averaged $8,892 27 Fullblood Simmental Yearlings Averaged $10,037 8 Fullblood Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,500 18 Black Angus Yearlings Averaged $8,236 36 Black Angus Extra Age Averaged $7,722 11 Red Angus Extra Age Averaged $6,286

High Selling Bulls: Lot 143 212 412 38 500 21 427 310

Price $57,000.00 $44,000.00 $30,000.00 $28,000.00 $27,500.00 $26,000.00 $25,500.00 $25,000.00

Buyer Bouchard & TSN Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Westman Farms Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Brooks Simmentals Westman Farms Kye & Doug Westman Nickel Farms

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca corrie@lewisfarms.ca Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207

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Kevin Lang, Waldron, SK Poplar Bluff, Shaunavon, SK Key Seven Farms, Bengough, SK Percyview Farms Ltd., Kisbey, SK G & B Feeders, Paradise Hill, SK Randy & Kathy Belway, Radville, SK Zagrodney Farms, Fosston, SK Firman Land & Livestock, Arborg, MB L4, Don Lees, Arcola, SK Brian Pugh, Rose Valley, SK S & A Frericks Farms, Ashton, SD Horner Cattle Co, Minnedosa, MB Monty Ewen Farms, Kelvington, SK Darwin Froese, Grandview, MB Har J Cattle Co, Langenburg, SK Bar J Charolais, Amaranth, MB Firman Land & Livestock, Arborg, MB Golden Prairie Ent. Ltd., Grenfell, SK Andrew Robson, Minnedosa, MB Ted Elmy, Kelvington, SK Harvey Welter, Viscount, SK Shawn Muhr, Odessa, SK Kevin Lang, Waldron, SK

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

CSA Board and Committee Meetings Update

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he 2018 bull sale season is finished and it was a very busy time for Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) staff who attended thirty-six bull sales this year, with some days having as many as three sales. It was another successful run for the Simmental breed and Simmental bull sales were once again some of the highlights of all breeds. This confirms the impact that Simmental genetics are having in the Canadian beef industry, as well as the confidence that commercial producers have in the breed. Congratulations to the Simmental breeders, sale managers and sale staff that contributed to this success! Along with bull sales, CSA staff and directors were also focused on the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) and CSA Board and Committee meetings that were held March 18th to 20th in Calgary. This is always a busy time as we review the progress made since our October meetings and plan for our summer and fall events. The meetings began with the FCSF board meeting which focused on planning the 2018 FCSF auction that will be held August 11th following the CSA Annual General Meeting in Olds, Alberta. Another discussion during the FCSF meeting was around the topic of the FCSF Scholarship selection process and parameters. This will be reviewed further before the 2018 scholarship selection process this fall. The CSA Promotion committee also met and on the agenda was a review of the Simmental Country and Commercial Country magazines. We are always looking for ways to improve production and content in our magazines while being mindful of efficiency and the bottom line financially. Sue Giles was welcomed to the position of CSA Programs Coordinator and will bring a balance of industry experience along with some new ideas to the position. The 2017 Simmental Award of Excellence (AOE) show recognition program was reviewed and we will be working with the Provincial Simmental Associations to streamline and improve the program in some key areas. The new Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) approved Simmental RFID tag has been a great success with approximately 18,000 tags sold during the first twelve months of tag sales. The Breed Improvement Committee (BIC) meeting then followed on Monday with discussion around computer and registry system upgrades such as paperless registration options, indicating on registration papers and on the website animals who are homo polled and homo black by parentage, and incomplete data notifications to THE enrolled herds who are not submitting complete data on their herds. Troy Drake gave a presentation on his HerdTrax software and

explained the data that is collected from Simmental influenced cattle in his client’s herds. The topic of reducing the percentage of Simmental blood to 7/8 for Purebred status in bulls was again revisited and the Breed Improvement committee decided that the benefits to the breed and beef industry as a whole did not support that change. Another topic of discussion was the status of Foundation females of another breed and that they be required to be registered in their respective breed’s herd-book like Bulls of another breed are. Although it was felt that there would be benefits in moving beyond the historical unidentified commercial cow to breed up from, the committee felt that there might be some cows eliminated from the process who are not registered due to inconclusive parentage or color restrictions. Lab turnaround times for parentage and DNA sample processing were reported to be improved, and the conversion to the B.O.L.T Genetic evaluation software is expected to occur in April as we await the completion of trial run assessments. The CSA Board of Director’s meeting wrapped up the three day session and included reporting and endorsement of the committee’s discussions. A new sire verification option is available effective April 1st that will provide a reduced cost test to use for establishing parentage. The GGP 50K is required to meet the requirements for all Simmental herd-sires and donor females. Other reporting was on the status of the 2017 CSA by-law changes that remain in wait of the approval process from Agriculture and AgriFood Canada. A lengthy discussion was held over the Alberta YCSA proceeding with a Provincial YCSA show this year in addition to the YCSA National Classic that is being held during the CSA Convention in August. The CSA board, the Alberta Simmental Association and the FCSF have all expressed disapproval with the AYCSA decision and are not supporting the Wild Rose Classic show for 2018. During the meeting, the CSA board also approved the 2018 National Simmental show to be held in Manitoba the last week of October in conjunction with Ag-Ex. The 2019 Canadian Simmental Association convention was awarded to Quebec and will be held possibly in late July with a location to be confirmed. We know that the Manitoba and Quebec Associations will be tremendous hosts for these events. We encourage you to contact one of your CSA directors or myself for further information regarding anything mentioned in this article and check www.simmental.com or our monthly eNews for updates. All the best with your spring seeding operations and may Mother Nature smile on us all throughout this growing season!

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Breed Improvement

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

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hen teaching AI at the local college, we always cover EPD, since for most AI sires that is the base information available for selecting which bulls to use. More importantly, we talk about the importance of goal setting, which is how to determine which EPD are important to select for and what “optimal” might look like for each of the participants herds. One of my favourite parts of this is discussing the work done by Melton et al. way back in 1995. The table he came up with looks like the following: Reproduction Production Product Traditional 10 2 1 Value Chain 2 1 1 Integrated 1 1 2 It separates the relative importance of reproduction (fertility, longevity), from production (growth, weaning weight) and product (carcass or retail cuts). It also separates different types of production systems. In the traditional system the breeder owns the cows but sells the calves at weaning. In a value chain the calves are retained and sold on a carcass grid and in integrated approach the calves are fed and harvested but sold through a retail outlet as packaged beef direct to the consumer. It is always interesting to me how most of us participate in the traditional marketplace and yet when we discuss cattle we mostly talk about and select for production. In reality the work of Melton spells out that reproduction or sustained fertility is 5 times more important to long term profitability than growth. Even for folks that are retaining ownership and selling on a quality-based carcass grid, fertility is twice as important to profit as growth or carcass. Put another way, owning cows is expensive and it is important that the cowherd maintains good health, pregnancy rates and calving/weaning success. This creates a bit of a conundrum for seedstock suppliers as we often do not have good measurements from which to select for fertility traits, but we have lots of data on production information. Additionally, because so much of fertility is really “cow herd” rather than individual animal based, it can be a bit tough to market. The seedstock industry mostly sells bulls, so we can’t really brag about his “pregnancy rate” as a yearling. It is much easier to discuss a record breaking rate of gain or low birth weight, or solid color pattern. Because of its economic importance the CSA has put a large focus on reproduction over the last several years. Primarily for reasons of assessing fertility and successful weaning by the cowherd the Canadian Simmental THE program requires complete herd reporting. As well as reducing

bias on reported weights, it also allows us to assess overall fertility rates, breeding success over time, and to assign that information to the genetics involved. The new Stayability evaluation provides an EPD that gives a good measure of sustained fertility and was developed by work done through the CSA. Currently CSA data is also involved in a pilot project to look at heifer pregnancy rates. This will be an interesting and useful piece of information, since attaining puberty and getting bred early is a key characteristic for heifers to enter the cow herd and have a successful lifetime production record. Reporting breeding information on heifers at enrollment time, greatly helps to enhance the accuracy and information that can be obtained from this type of evaluation. As of the writing of this article the CSA has also nearly completed an “incomplete reporting” report that will help breeders to ensure that they have not missed reporting on the production of any cows over the course of the year. This matters since the computer database can not determine why or if a cow missed producing or weaning a calf simply through the fact that data is missing. Over time, this should help with both record keeping at home and with improving the assessment of lifetime production of each cow, including calving/weaning success and culling date. Finally, the new BOLT EPD system already includes genomic information in the Stayability EPD that provides a tremendous increase in information on the trait of sustained fertility for animals, even at a young age. This resulting EPD is also incorporated into the API (All Purpose Index) selection index. The API assigns a relative value to reproduction:production:product, similar to the way Melton did way back in 1995 but is a bit more sophisticated in that it looks at each available trait independently, rather than just grouping the traits into categories. The API really focuses on the relative importance of fertility over growth and carcass merit. In many cases that is why the bulls that appear near the top of the API list may not have the same degree of performance as other popular bulls in the breed. Simmental is a breed with a very diverse genetic base, and it serves a lot of varying customer needs across a myriad of customer cow herds and production systems. Keeping in mind the overall goal and the ratio of Reproduction:Production:Product for each situation can help to tailor selection for your customers herds. Not everyone will fit exactly into the ratios or scenarios shown above, but it does provide a good base to plan your overall selection goals from. As we move forward, tools to enhance selection for reproduction will continue to develop and provide value to Simmental breeders and their customers.

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YCSA Alumni Story Dana’s Journey From

Mortlach To Shanghai And Back

You might not think a cattle show at Canadian Western Agribition could lead to a life-changing experience. But, Dana Lajoie (nee Dana Hicks) says it was a National Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) show at the Regina event nearly 30 years ago that ultimately led her to travel around the world and find a career in International affairs. “I saw this Young Canadian Simmental “I saw show and I thought to myself, I would this Young like to be a part of that,” says Lajoie. Canadian That got the ball rolling. Simmental Registering her first purebred show and I Simmental with the Canadian Simmental Association in 1989 thought to made her formal connection with myself, I CSA though her parents Doug and would like to Betty Hicks were already members of be a part of the CSA. that.” Soon after, she connected with the YCSA in Saskatchewan and began to get involved in programs and activities organized through the organization. She had no way of knowing the doors that might open and the opportunities that would come along. That early connection led to some “truly life changing experiences,” says Lajoie. Dana is pretty grounded on Saskatchewan soil these days as she and her husband Gilles live in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where they are raising two young boys. She works for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada in Regina during the week and on days off she often can be found at the family farm at nearby Mortlach, SK, helping her sister Carla tend to a long-established herd of purebred Simmental on the Hicks Simmental, mixed farming operation. Lajoie was born and raised into the purebred beef business. Her parents Doug and Betty who are recently retired ran a mixed farming operation consisting of purebred Simmental cattle as well as annual cropping. They raised their three children in the agriculture industry. Dana went on to develop a career in international affairs, her brother Lyndon became a regional crop specialist with Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture and sister Carla, became a veterinarian and continues to run the farm.

While being involved with YCSA through her teens and into her early 20’s exposed her to perhaps more technical information about herd health, fitting cattle, beef genetics and understanding EPDs which was all useful. “It was definitely all the behind the scenes stuff,” that had the most impact on the young Saskatchewan farm girl. “It’s all the intangibles — learning about volunteering, giving back, being part of something, meeting people, learning how to network, learning how to invest in friendships — all those soft skills had the biggest impact in helping me to develop into the person I’ve become,” says Lajoie. Being involved with the YCSA helped her discover the world. It was during those years she had the opportunity of the lifetime. In 1999, the Canadian Simmental Association was accepting applications to find, for the first and only time, an “ambassador” to represent Canadian Simmental producers on a one-year world tour. Lajoie applied and won the competition however she didn’t know what was in store as she packed her bags. “I was a kid from Mortlach, Saskatchewan,” she says. “I remember clearly to this day getting on that plane in Regina and crying all the way to Winnipeg.” She was on her own, about to see the world. “I think I had just got my first email address (Hotmail) but social media like we know today, did not exist back then. The ability to connect with my family was pretty limited, by today’s standards. The CSA bought me an around the world ticket so there was no turning back.” That year abroad was not just about learning but also about growing. “That trip was an amazing experience,” she says. “It literally opened my eyes to the world. I visited more than 20 countries in 12 months and not only got to see first-hand the Simmental breed in all these countries, but I also got to meet so many wonderful people who have become friends for life.” It was the seed that grew into a career in Governmental International affairs.

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Returning from that trip she launched into her postsecondary education, attending the University of Alberta to achieve a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in International business and minor in marketing. After a oneyear internship with Alberta Agriculture in Edmonton, she was successful in a recruitment campaign to join Canada’s Foreign Service. In 2004 she moved to Ottawa to begin training as a Foreign Service Officer on her way to becoming a member of Canada’s diplomatic service. In 2008 Dana received her first international posting to Indonesia for a three-year term. She had just met and married her husband Gilles in Ottawa, so off the young couple set on the next chapter of their lives. After Indonesia it was on to Shanghai, China for another three-year posting. While in China their first son Dominic arrived in 2013. “We’d been away from Canada for six years, we had started a family — and kids change things,” says Lajoie. “My husband and I talked about being so far from our roots and family and the things that were important to us.” The decision was made to move back to Canada to reconnect. As the posting in China was drawing to a close, Lajoie was fortunate to take a five-year leave of absence from her work. They went from Shanghai to Mortlach finally settling in Moose Jaw. In 2015 their second son, Gabriel arrived. “I wanted to focus on being a mom, and being home and being closer to family and the farm,” she says. “Gilles doesn’t have a farm background but he enjoys his time at the farm and definitely sees the positive impact it has.” Once settled in Moose Jaw for a couple years, Lajoie found work with Agriculture and AgriFood Canada in Regina, working part-time as a Senior Industry Development Officer in the Marketing and Industry Services Branch. This combination has been the best of all worlds — being close to family and the farm and working again in the Saskatchewan agriculture industry. The Lajoies have until

2019 to decide the next step as the leave of absence with Global Affairs Canada expires. While her university and service with Global Affairs Canada weren’t directly related to agriculture, the farm girl from Mortlach has never been far from her agricultural roots. When she wasn’t studying at university in Edmonton, in her off time, she visited Alberta Simmental breeders’ farms, attended beef shows and sales such as Farmfair in Edmonton. When she moved to Ottawa she quickly connected with Simmental breeders in the Ottawa Valley — “they became my support network,” she says. She connected with farm families, got involved in Simmental youth programs, and attended Simmental shows and sales. She even found time while living and working in Ottawa to help develop a youth component to the World Simmental Congress being held in Calgary in 2006. This was the first time a youth program was added to the Congress agenda giving young Simmental breeders the opportunity to participate in many of the Congress meetings and network with Simmental breeders from around the world. Even when she was on her posting in Indonesia she found opportunities to connect with Simmental breeders. “I happened to be in Indonesia when Australia hosted the World Simmental Congress in 2010, which geographically speaking, was relatively close,” she says. “So I took holidays and went to Australia to attend the World Simmental Congress. I’m not sure where my colleagues went on their time off, but I couldn’t have been happier! It was great to be around others in the Simmental industry and getting back to Australia allowed me to reconnect with many of the families I stayed with during that year I was the CSA ambassador. It doesn’t seem to matter where I have gone in life I’ve always been able to connect with people in the Simmental industry and have always been warmly welcomed.” Lajoie isn’t sure what the next chapter of her career will be, but she’s enjoying where she’s at today. She’s working in a career that keeps her connected to agriculture, is close to family and just a short drive to really connect with “I think her farming roots. growing up “I think growing up on the farm teaches so many life lessons and instils on the farm so many important values,” she says. teaches so “It’s too soon to know if Dominic many life and Gabriel will want a career in lessons agriculture, but they enjoy being at the and instils farm and I want them to have some of so many the experiences I had as a child and make that connection to agriculture. important Being involved with the Simmental values.” breed and the Young Canadian Simmental Association really led to opportunities I don’t know if I would have had otherwise. Those connections led to so many opportunities and really opened the doors to the world for me and really helped shape who I am today.”

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By Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Compte-rendu des réunions du Conseil d’administration et des comités

a saison de 2018 des ventes de taureaux est maintenant complétée, et le personnel de l’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) a été très occupé, assistant à un total de trente-six ventes cette année, avec des journées comportant jusqu’à trois ventes. La race Simmental a de nouveau connu beaucoup de succès, avec des ventes de taureaux Simmental qui ont encore une fois été parmi les meilleures de toutes les races. Cela vient confirmer l’influence de la génétique de race Simmental au sein de l’industrie bovine canadienne, ainsi que toute la confiance exprimée par les producteurs commerciaux envers notre race. Sincères félicitations aux éleveurs Simmental, aux gérants de ventes et à tout le personnel impliqué pour l’immense succès lors de toutes ces ventes! En plus de ces ventes de taureaux, le personnel de l’ASC et les administrateurs étaient réunis du 18 au 20 mars à Calgary, autour des réunions de la Fondation des Amis de la race Simmental (« FCSF »), du Conseil d’administration de l’ASC et de ses divers comités. Il s’agit toujours d’une période très occupée, alors qu’on fait le point sur les réalisations depuis nos réunions du mois d’octobre 2017, et qu’on planifie les activités de l’été et de l’automne. On a débuté ces réunions avec la rencontre du Conseil d’administration de la “FCSF”, notamment afin de planifier la vente aux enchères 2018 de la “FCSF”, laquelle se tiendra le 11 août prochain, tout de suite après l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ASC à Olds en Alberta. Lors de cette même rencontre touchant la “FCSF”, nous avons également tenu une discussion au sujet du processus de sélection et des paramètres pour les bourses d’études décernées par la « FCSF ». On devra revoir davantage le tout avant de débuter le processus de sélection des bourses d’études l’automne prochain. Une réunion du comité de promotion de l’ASC s’est également tenue, principalement pour passer en revue les activités des revues Simmental Country et Commercial Country. Nous considérons toujours de nouvelles manières d’améliorer la production et le contenu de nos revues, tout en gardant bien à l’esprit un souci d’efficacité et, à la base, de rentabilité. Nous avons accueilli Sue Giles à titre de Coordonnatrice des programmes de l’ASC, elle nous apportera une combinaison d’expérience de l’industrie ainsi que de nouvelles idées pour effectuer ses fonctions. Nous avons revu le programme de reconnaissance et de distinction d’excellence des expositions 2017, nous travaillerons avec les associations provinciales pour simplifier et améliorer certains aspects du programme. Les nouvelles étiquettes RFID Simmental approuvées par l’Agence canadienne d’identification du bétail (“CCIA”) ont connu un franc succès, avec la vente d’environ 18 000 étiquettes au cours des douze premiers mois de vente. La réunion du comité d’amélioration de la race (“BIC”) s’est ensuite tenue le lundi, avec des discussions touchant des mises à niveau des ordinateurs et du système d’enregistrement, telles que des options d’enregistrement sans papier, l’indication sur les certificats d’enregistrement et sur le site internet les animaux confirmés homozygotes acères et homozygotes noirs d’après leurs ancêtres, ainsi qu’au sujet de remarques touchant les données incomplètes au programme “THE”, aux troupeaux enrôlées et qui ne soumettent pas les données de tous les sujets de leurs troupeaux. M. Troy Drake nous a présenté son logiciel HerdTrax

et il nous a expliqué les données recueillies sur les bovins croisés Simmental dans les troupeaux de ses clients. On a de nouveau discuté le sujet touchant la réduction du pourcentage de sang Simmental à 7/8 afin qu’un taureau soit reconnu de race pure, et le comité d’amélioration de la race a décidé que les avantages pour la race et l’industrie bovine n’étaient pas suffisants pour justifier un tel changement. On a également discuté du statut des femelles de fondation d’une autre race et du fait qu’elles soient enregistrées comme les taureaux des autres races dans leurs livres généalogiques. Bien qu’on estime qu’il y avait des avantages à considérer une femelle autre que la vache commerciale non identifiée et à partir de laquelle on bâtissait historiquement le pourcentage de race, les membres du comité ont toutefois jugé qu’il y avait un risque d’éliminer du processus certaines vaches qui ne sont pas enregistrées en raison d’une analyse de parenté non concluante ou encore en raison de couleurs inappropriées. Il fut aussi question de vouloir améliorer le délai d’analyse des échantillons d’ADN et des tests de parenté. Enfin, on s’attend à ce que la conversion vers le système d’évaluation génétique BOLT se fasse en avril, après avoir complété les phases des tests d’évaluations. Ces trois journées de réunion se sont terminées par la réunion du Conseil d’administration de l’ASC, avec la présentation et l’approbation des discussions des comités. Une nouvelle option de vérification de la parenté d’un taureau est disponible depuis le 1er avril, elle est offerte à un prix moins élevé pour confirmer la parenté. L’analyse avec la puce GGP 50K est demandée afin de respecter les exigences pour les taureaux de saillie naturelle et les vaches donneuses d’embryons. On a également fait le point relativement à la situation touchant les demandes de changements de nos statuts et règlements faits en 2017, lesquelles sont toujours en attente d’être approuvées par Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada. Il y a eu une longue discussion concernant le fait que l’Association des jeunes éleveurs de l’Alberta (“AYCSA”) projette d’organiser un concours provincial cette année, en plus de la Classique Nationale des « YCSA » qui doit se tenir au cours de la Convention annuelle au mois d’août. Le Conseil d’administration de l’ASC, l’Association Simmental de l’Alberta et la Fondation FCSF ont unanimement exprimé leur désaccord avec la décision de « l’AYCSA », et ils ne supportent pas le concours de la Classique « Wild Rose » en 2018. Lors de la rencontre, le Conseil d’administration de l’ASC a approuvé la tenue du Concours National Simmental 2018 au Manitoba durant la dernière semaine d’octobre, conjointement avec l’exposition Ag-Ex. La convention 2019 de l’Association Simmental du Canada a été attribuée à la province de Québec, elle se déroulera possiblement vers la fin de juillet, avec un endroit à confirmer. Nous sommes conscients que le Manitoba et le Québec seront d’excellents hôtes pour ces deux évènements. Nous vous encourageons à communiquer avec l’un des administrateurs de l’ASC ou encore avec moi-même si vous avez besoin d’autres informations à propos des sujets abordés dans cet article, et gardez un œil sur le site www. simmental.com ou encore sur nos mises à jour mensuelles dans le bulletin eNews. Tout le succès possible avec vos travaux de semis du printemps, et en souhaitant que Dame Nature nous enverra son sourire tout au long de la prochaine saison de cultures!

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From the Director’s Chair

Dan Skeels – Canadian Simmental Association Director

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ith the spring bull sale run behind us now is a great time to look back and reflect on what we need to focus on in moving forward. As a breed we have enjoyed another highly successful spring bull sale run, but we did certainly see some vulnerable moments, in all breeds. From my vantage point in the commercial world we see less commercial producers. The market share to sell extra bulls has to come from somewhere. I think this needs to be a reminder to us all to make sure we are extra hard when it comes time to culling potential bulls. The old saying, “less is more”, is super evident. If we maintain an elite product there is no reason our market share won’t maintain or grow. We must maintain a high level of quality, and a higher level of integrity as breeders. So besides producing a high quality product what can we do to set ourselves apart? We need to talk about our breed and what it has to offer every day. Highlight what our breed can do, not what others can’t. Sell our breed on its merits. The diversity we have is unmatched in my mind. Be proud of it, and promote it at every opportunity, as a breed, not just a segment of it. We can offer the diversity of calving ease, maternal, carcass, performance, color, horned & polled to name a handful of traits. Be proud of the fact we can offer each of these qualities. You don’t have to believe in each segment of our breed. Breed your program for what suits you. However as a whole, and united, our breed is unmatched and unstoppable. As an example I had a customer call for a horned red purebred bull. Okay he has my attention, I’m intrigued, and so I ask why. Firstly he has all polled cows of another breed he wants to add power to, so the polled factor is a non-issue in his opinion. He wanted to maintain the ability to retain females, but not give up performance. His next comment was my favorite though. “He’s probably the best bull in your pen if he’s a horned purebred or you likely wouldn’t have kept him.” Not naming any names this commercial cattleman knows who he is, but I promise their calves are by far some of the easiest calves we have to sell at the market, for one reason, and one reason only, THEY ARE GOOD. Quality should over ride every other factor. One thing that frustrated me on the bull sale trail this spring is birth weight. I was selling a bull sale recently where the one consignor was talking about a big birth weight

bull (93 lbs) and then steered the customer to a lighter birth weight bull (89 lbs). Birth weight is simply a number. Calving ease is something totally different in my mind. If we get too laser focused on that number, we may be headed down a slippery slope in my personal opinion. We do sell calves by the pound. Bigger isn’t always better in the end, but smaller isn’t always better in the beginning either. My best advice is be cattlemen. I am really excited about our new Simmental RFID tags. The calves need to be tagged to hit the marketplace anyways, so why not get as many as we can to pack a blue Simmental button. This is such an easy promotion for us as breeders. Everyone pick up your phone and remind your bull customers of this program. It’s that simple. We are going to highlight-lite Simmental sired calf sales in the Simmental Country this fall, so let’s promote this program. This is the cheapest advertising any of us will have. I appreciate other breeds have done it some have worked, some haven’t. Can you imagine the potential if we get all the breeders on board to promote this? Every time the order buyers or auction markets talk about the “Blue Tagged Calves” will be another piece of marketing power we all can capitalize on. Brand name and repetition is key. If I say the “Golden Arches” you probably think “McDonald’s”, “Always Fresh” probably “Tim Hortons”, “Swedish for common sense”, “Ikea”. You get the picture. Let’s Tag’Em Blue- Simmental!!! The last thing I want to address is our Juniors. We are fortunate to have so many up and coming youth that have such a strong desire to promote our breed. Our future is bright and in good hands. Let’s get out to our Junior shows and see what these kids have to offer. There are some brilliant young minds in our breed that see no boundaries, only horizons. With the help of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation, the Youth Leadership Conference, and The YCS Programs, we have been there to help develop some of these young minds. Let’s continue on this path to ensure our future is bright for many years to come. Sometimes the best way to get to where you’re going is to look back and see where you’ve been. Always keep moving forward, if you’re standing still you will be passed.

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n spite of good protection for the vast majority of clostridial diseases including the common ones like blackleg, tetanus and redwater in our vaccines incidence is on the increase. Why is this and what can we do to avoid these killer diseases on our farms both commercial and purebred. All farm animals are susceptible to the clostridial diseases. As a quick review clostridial organisms are sporeproducing bacteria that live in the soil and can last for decades (fifty years plus). The spores are often ingested and often bruising, handling, liver damage and a myriad of other problems can trigger a clinical case. Survival even with vigorous treatment is very rare because when these bacteria multiply they release toxins and therefore onset is rapid and almost always fatal. Vaccination with the multivalent clostridial vaccines (up to a nine way) in Canada approved for cattle (beef and dairy) is quite protective if done according to label directions. Dairies and occasionally beef cattle also get the sporadic hemorrhagic bowel syndrome (jejunal hemorrhagic syndrome is another name) in which Clostridium Perfringens A is thought to be involved but unfortunately there is no vaccine licensed in Canada, but some dairy men are bringing in a vaccine specifically for this condition under an EDR (emergency drug release). Others vaccinate more often with a multivalent clostridial hoping there is cross protection but there is little evidence of that. Since there are many forms of the disease in my opinion, the wider the protection the better because you don’t know which specific clostridial organism you may get. The vaccines have been around for along time. With names like Covexin Plus, Tasvax, ultrachoice, and vision to name a few among many others but they are not all the same. Some older vaccines have a 4-5cc dose where other newer ones are 2cc. Specific clostridial diseases such as redwater (prominent in the eastern slopes of the Rockies and elsewhere) or tetanus, are not included on all vaccines, so read the label if these are necessary on your farm. The clostridial vaccines are bacterial toxoids meaning they are the killed bacteria and the toxins normally produced are altered to produce the toxoid that is then used to make the vaccine. If any vaccines are close to 100% protective if given according to label and in advance of the disease it is the clostridial vaccines. The vaccine will appear to settle out in the fridge and that is normal, so make sure and shake it gently to bring it into full solution, check expiry dates and administer according to label. Most if not all are approved for subcutaneous usage. Where both

producers and veterinarians have been very slack is recommending a booster dose one to two months after the original shot. This may not be possible if going out to summer pasture, but it is imperative they get boostered as soon as possible after they return. Across Canada we have seen several outbreaks in late summer to early fall when immunity from the first dose has become very low. Some pastures in the west and Ontario have high contamination of clostridial spores. Remember they can sit dormant for decades and soil disruption with things like ditching, mole infestation, dirt from disc bines or one tires or animal wallows increase the likelihood of exposure. Extremely dry years where cattle are grazing lower or years after a drought may float the spores up. The transmission of this disease is very similar to what happens with Anthrax. Bison bulls especially create wallows for dusting, potentially exposing them to anthrax or clostridial disease and the same holds true for our beef bulls. Both clostridial (blackleg) and anthrax are highly fatal diseases that are spread by spore producing bacteria. Your standard vaccination protocol then should include the broad-spectrum clostridials (Seven to Nine way depending on your area) giving two shots to calves and then at one year before breeding to your replacement heifers. The trend was with immunity established the cows are repeated every two to five years. If redwater (clostridium hemolyticum) is present in the area because immunity is shortest with this organism in the vaccines producers may give it as often as twice yearly to avoid losses of mature cows at pasture. Again, not all clostridial vaccines contain this organism. I have heard of big outbreaks where naĂŻve cattle come in from out of area pastured on the eastern slopes of the Rockies and deaths from clostridium hemolyticum occur because that organism is not necessary where they come from. It is not important where the cattle have come from, but where they are going in these cases. That disease is more prevalent in areas where there are liver flukes and cattle. The flukes damage the liver making it susceptible to multiplication of the redwater organism. Tetanus is another one we see frequent enough, often associated with banding larger bull calves, tail docking lambs or with the use of dirty needles and it has been reported in retained placentas in mares. Horses are supposed to be the most susceptible species but all the cases I have seen have been in cattle to date. I have never seen tetanus with banding newborn calves so we think they are protected because of potential colostral immunity or the scrotum falls off quick enough and the band never comes loose. That is another added benefit to vaccinating your cows for

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clostridial disease because protection should spill over into the milk for the newborn calves. Many producers give histophilus protection to their calves (vaccines like vision 8 somnus, ultrabac 7 somnugen, fermicon 7 somnugen) and all the combination clostridial vaccines with histophilus will not provide tetanus protection. I believe no one has been able to put the two organisms together in a vaccine. If banding calves or even knife castration of big calves tetanus is a necessity and should be given at least two weeks before the incidence and boostered when the castration is being done. This is especially critical with large bull calves culled in purebred operations. Certain high incidence clostridial pastures it is often necessary to vaccinate and hold the cattle back to administer the second vaccine before going to pasture. We see more incidence of clostridial disease (clostridium perfringens) in young calves as a form of scour which is why the scour vaccines contain some clostridia organisms as well. In synchronization program clostridial vaccines are somewhat reactive because of the formalin like carrier. It is not uncommon to get the odd quarter sized to small egg sized lump.

This means the animal simply over reacted to the vaccine. These are simply a blemish. Every time you vaccinate a very very low incidence of allergic reactions is possible so check cattle several minutes after vaccinating and always have ephinephrine on hand. Bottom-line is keep clostridial vaccinations up to date at least twice as calves and then as replacement heifers and the cows as frequently as necessary determined by yourself and your local veterinarian. With the amount of clostridial disease out there yearling beef bulls should definitely be considered for a booster shot especially if they have only had one shot previously. Don’t forget the herd bulls and I would do them at semen testing time. Your most valuable asset (your bulls) are often neglected when it comes to vaccination. I have seen several highly valuable bulls die of clostridial disease when insured. Insurance policies often ask if the vaccinations including clostridials are up to date. Every time your cattle are processed clostridial vaccination should enter your mind. When outbreaks occur, they involve multiple animals and can be devastating. Any sudden deaths get autopsied to rule clostridial disease out. I don’t want this happening to your herd so please vaccinate.

On the Road

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Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative

s I sit and write this, the past year comes to mind and in celebrating 50 years for Simmental in Canada. So many great improvements were made by the breeders that started and stood the test of time because we finally started to listen to what the commercial cattlemen were after. As we move forward we cannot afford to ease up on selection of economically important traits, we must continue to adapt and raise a superior product that will be wanted and sourced by the industry both domestically and globally. As we move into summer, which I know many of you are ready for, there are many great

opportunities to showcase your program to customers. Take the time to visit your customers and find out what their needs are so you can better serve them. The sky is the limit for Simmental genetics, let’s continue to do our part to stay leaders and be the breed to turn to when crossbreeding.

See you down the road... Ryan Cook

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Amelioration de la Race

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

orsque nous enseignons le cours d’insémination artificielle au Collège local, nous parlons toujours des ÉPD puisqu’ils constituent les informations de base disponibles lorsque vient le temps de sélectionner nos taureaux à employer en insémination. De plus, nous discutons de l’importance de fixer des objectifs, ce qui nous permet de déterminer les ÉPD qu’on doit considérer dans notre sélection, et de définir ce qu’on entend par niveau optimaldans chacun de nos troupeaux respectifs. L’une des parties que je préfère survient lorsqu’on parle des travaux effectués en 1995 par Melton et al*. Il a développé le tableau suivant: Reproduction Production Produit Traditionnel 10 2 1 Chaine de valeur 2 1 1 1 1 2 Intégré Ce tableau permet en fait de séparer selon leur importance relative les caractères liés à la reproduction (fertilité, longévité), des caractères liés à la production (croissance, poids au sevrage), de ceux reliés au produit (carcasse ou les coupes commercialisables). Il nous aide à séparer les différents systèmes de production. Dans le système traditionnel, l’éleveur possède les vaches et il vend les veaux au sevrage. Avec un système de chaine de valeur, les veaux sont gardés et ensuite vendus selon une grille donnée de paiement, tandis qu’avec une approche intégrée, les veaux sont engraissés et abattus, mais ils sont vendus directement aux consommateurs par un détaillant sous forme de viande de bœuf emballée. Cela me fascine toujours de constater que la majorité d’entre nous fait partie du système traditionnelet que, lorsqu’on parle de bovins, on discute surtout de production et de sélection. En réalité, ces travaux de Melton nous démontrent que la reproduction ou la fertilité à long terme est cinq (5) fois plus importante que la croissance si on visefavoriserla rentabilité à long terme. Même pour les producteurs qui décident de garder leurs sujets et de les vendre sur une base d’une grille liée à laqualité de la carcasse, la fertilité est deux fois plus importante en termes de profitabilité que la croissance et la carcasse. Si on l’exprime d’une autre manière, cela coûte cher de posséder des vaches et il est important que le cheptel reproducteur conserve une bonne santé, un bon taux de gestation et un bon taux de réussite pour la phase vêlage / sevrage. Cela vient en fait créer tout un problème aux éleveurs sélectionneurs, car nous n’avons pas souvent assez de données nous permettant de sélectionner pour les caractères liés à la fertilité, mais nous avons beaucoup de données touchant les caractères de production. De plus, puisqu’une grande part de la fertilité est en fait reliée au troupeau plutôt qu’à des sujets donnés, cela rend la chose plus difficile à vendre. L’industrie de la race pure vend surtout des taureaux, alors c’est un peu difficile de se vanter de son « taux de gestation » pour promouvoir un taureau d’un an. C’est beaucoup plus facile de parler d’un taux de gain record ou d’un faible poids à la naissance, ou encore d’une couleur uniforme. En raison de sa grande importance économique, l’ASC a placé au cours des dernières années une emphase élevée envers la reproduction. Principalement pour des raisons liées à l’évaluation de la fertilité et la réussite au sevrage, le programme « THE » de l’Association Simmental requiert l’enregistrement complet de tout le troupeau. En plus de venir diminuer les biais au niveau des données recueillies, cela nous permet également d’évaluer globalement le

taux de fertilité, la réussite des saillies à long terme et de pouvoir attribuer ces informations aux lignées génétiques concernées. La nouvelle évaluation de la longévité nous permet d’avoir un ÉPD qui nous fournit une bonne mesure de la fertilité à long terme, et celui-ci est le fruit de travaux conduits par l’ASC. En ce moment, l’ASC est également impliquée dans un projet pilote concernant les taux de gestation chez les génisses. Cela est très intéressant et nous fournira une autre pièce d’information fort utile, car l’âge à laquelle les génisses atteignent la puberté et sont saillies constitue une caractéristique clé de mesure du moment où les génisses entreront dans le troupeau et connaitront une longue vie productive. En déclarant au moment de l’enrôlement les informations relatives à la saillie des génisses, cela nous aide beaucoup à améliorer la précision et les informations obtenues pour effectuer une telle évaluation. Au moment d’écrire cet article, l’ASC avait également presque complété un rapport de “déclaration incomplète”, lequel permettra aux éleveurs de s’assurer qu’ils n’ont pas oublié dedéclarer des informations touchant la production de quelque vache qui soit au cours de l’année.Cela est important car la base de données informatiques ne peut pas savoir pourquoi ou si une vache n’a pas produit de veau au sevrage, uniquement parce que cette donnée est manquante. Au fil des années, cela devrait faciliter à la fois la tenue des données à la ferme, de même qu’à améliorer notre évaluation de la production à vie d’une vache, incluant les données de la phase naissance / sevrage et de la date de la réforme. Enfin, lenouveau système BOLT pour le calcul des ÉPD inclut déjà les informations génomiques pour le calcul du ÉPD de la longévité, ce qui nous procure une somme accrue d’informations touchant la fertilité à long terme des animaux, même s’ils sont plus jeunes. Ce même ÉPD est aussi incorporé dans le calcul de l’indice de sélection globale (API ou « all purpose index »). Cet indice assigne notamment une valeur relative aux trois paramètres reproduction:production:produit, de manière similaire à ce que Melton avait fait en 1995. Toutefois, la procédure maintenant employée est un peu plus complexe car elle considère chacun des caractères disponibles de manière indépendante, au lieu de simplementregrouper les caractères en catégories.L’indice API met réellement l’emphase sur l’importance relative de la fertilité sur la croissance et la qualité de la carcasse. Cela explique que, dans plusieurs cas, les taureaux apparaissant près du haut de la liste pour l’API pourraient ne pas avoir le même niveau de performances que certains autres taureaux populaires de la race. La race Simmental possède à la base une grande diversité génétique, ce qui permet de rencontrer les besoins varies des clients, et cela au sein d’une multitude de troupeaux de vaches et de systèmes de production. En gardant bien à l’esprit l’objectif global et le ratio Reproduction:Production:Produit pour chaque situation, cela nous permettra d’adapter notre sélection en fonction des besoins de nos clients. Les mêmes ratios et les scénarios présentés précédemment ne rejoignent pas tout le monde, toutefois ils vous fournissent une bonne base afin de planifier vos propres objectifs de sélection. Au fur et à mesure que nous allons de l’avant, on continuera de développer de nouveaux outils visant à améliorer notre sélection envers la reproduction, et cela devrait contribuer à apporter une valeur ajoutée pour les éleveurs Simmental et leurs clients.

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Canadian Simmental Association Welcomes New Member To The Team Sue Giles joined the Canadian Simmental Association in March of 2018 as the Programs Coordinator. Sue’s primary responsibilities will be to work with CSA members in meeting their advertising and marketing needs through the Association’s publication Simmental Country, as well as providing field service to the Beef industry for the CSA. Originally from Rosemary, Alberta; Sue grew up on her family’s purebred Simmental Cow/calf operation and later obtained a Diploma in Livestock Production at Lakeland College in Vermilion. Sue and her husband Jason now reside and assist with the operation of the family ranch just outside of Brooks, Alberta.Through her involvement with the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency in the last 10 years and many years with the 4-H programs, Sue has acquired a broad based knowledge of the Beef industry.

Member Announcements

Just Married

congratulations

Jared Glasman and Chelsey Penner were married November 17, 2017. Jared farms with his parents Miles and Bonnie Glasman, breeding purebred Simmental and Angus cattle at M&J Farms in Russell, Manitoba.

Adeline Audrey Humbke was born March 14, 2018 to proud parents Christel and Steve Humbke. Adeline weighed 7 pounds 6 ounces.

our deepest sympathies Murray James Westman passed away March 24, 2018 in Vermilion at the age of 62 years. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Leslie; children Derek (Chelsy) and Jill (Jesse) Guy; granddaughter Kenzi; expected grandchild baby Guy in May of 2018; mother Dorothy; sister Bev (Red) Convey; brother Doug (Nora); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was predeceased by his father Walden; and parents in law Bob and Marion Anderson. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Vermilion Curling Club on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

MURRAY JAMES

Memorial Donations may be made to Friends of Vermilion Health Care (Palliative Care), Ride to Conquer Cancer (Darren Bratrud), or charity of one’s choice. Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Murray James Westman July 28, 1955 - March 24, 2018.

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What to Expect with Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT By IGS Genetic Evaluation Team and Consultants Change can be a scary concept to some yet sought after by others. Many breeders wonder about the changes on the horizon once the new evaluation, Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, is fully implemented. That change may be nerve-racking but in reality, things should change. Why invest in new and improved methods if you get the same answers? Here are key changes to expect with the new genetic evaluation: 1. Movement of EPDs and reranking. EPDs will change especially in younger, lower accuracy cattle. Members should expect movement in lower accuracy cattle, as seen in the existing evaluations, because they may have new progeny data reported. Some cattle will move in a favorable direction while others will do the opposite. Keep in mind even if the EPDs get worse, the prediction of them is more accurate. With Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, we will have more accurate EPDs earlier in an animal’s life. 2. More accurate accuracy. This idea takes a little time to sink in. The accuracy reported for each EPD will be more directly calculated and thus closer to the “real” accuracy. The methods to solve accuracy directly are extremely difficult and take a lot of computer power. With the previous Cornell software it was not possible to solve for accuracy directly so an approximation method was used to estimate accuracy for each EPD. There were inherent flaws with approximating the accuracy with the previous method. Now with BOLT software, the accuracy reported with the EPD will be more reliable. 3. Reported accuracies will tend to be lower. One of the inherent flaws in the approximation methods used to find accuracy in the previous evaluation, and in all evaluations not produced through BOLT, was they frequently overestimated accuracy, especially for younger animals. This was known for a long time, but there was no way to calculate the accuracies directly. With BOLT, having accuracy more directly solved results in a more reliable accuracy but that accuracy will often be numerically lower than the previous evaluation would predict. However, the new reported accuracies with BOLT should better represent the possible changes for the EPDs.

4. DNA testing will have a larger impact. With the switch to BOLT software, IGS will use Single-step genomic evaluation on all EPDs (currently using Single Step for Stayability EPDs). Single-step uses the DNA markers, pedigree information, and phenotypic data simultaneously in the prediction of the EPDs. Previously molecular breeding values (MBVs) were calculated from the genomic information and those MBVs were blended separately into the EPD prediction. The Single-step method squeezes more information from the DNA markers than the previous approach allowed. Also, there are biases inherent in the blending process that aren’t a problem with the Single-step approach. Additionally, with Single-step, the genomic information will not only enhance EPDs for the genotyped animal but also will be used in the EPD estimates of relatives. 5. Weekly genetic evaluation runs. With the horsepower behind BOLT, IGS can run genetic evaluations weekly. This has many benefits. It allows members to get more immediate feedback after submitting their records. If members miss a deadline, they can catch the next evaluation run the following week. It allows for more accurate EPDs throughout the year and faster incorporation of the genomics. This also means the EPDs put in print will quickly be outdated. Genetic evaluation is not stagnant. There will always be improvements as new research in animal breeding, genomics, and statistics advance. BOLT software is revolutionary in the innate flexibility, the computational power, and the statistical methods made possible using this software. Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT promises more accurate EPDs, accuracies, and better use of genomics all delivered to you on a weekly basis. ◆

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Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT Are the New BOLT-Derived EPDs More Accurate Than Previous Cornell EPDs? By Mahdi Saatchi, Rohan L. Fernando, Lauren Hyde, Jackie Atkins, Steve McGuire, Wade Shafer, Matt L. Spangler, and Bruce Golden, IGS Genetic Evaluation Team and Consultants. The ASA and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners invested in a new and improved genetic evaluation software called BOLT to replace the Cornell EPD evaluation system. Among other benefits, this enables the use of Single-step methods for incorporating genomic information into the National Cattle Evaluation instead of the blending approach. In the Single-step process, the DNA marker genotypes are directly incorporated into the genetic evaluation along with the phenotypes (performance data) and the pedigree. As a result, the genomic data has an impact not only on the genotyped individual, but also on all the relatives of that genotyped individual. This allows for the genomic information to improve the accuracy of non-genotyped relatives. The Multi-breed Genectic Evaluation powered by BOLT squeezes more information from the DNA markers by allowing for certain DNA markers to have a larger influence on predicting the genetic merit of an animal than other DNA markers while some DNA markers to have no effects on trait(s) of interest. This model is closer to what we expect based on biology where some parts of an

animal’s genome (or genes) play more important roles than other parts of its genome (or genes). This is unique to the IGS Single-step method compared to other organizations where the DNA marker information is used to adjust relationships among the individuals. Are the BOLT EPDs more accurate than the Cornell derived EPDs in the real world? To answer this question, we performed a validation study where we ran a data set (pedigree, performance, genomics) through both genetic evaluation software (BOLT and Cornell) to compare the accuracies of the EPDs produced. To enable a fair comparison, we removed the performance records of animals born in 2015 and later from the evaluation in both systems to be used as progeny performance records for validation purposes. Table 1 shows the correlations between EPDs and progeny performance of non-genotyped sires evaluated in both systems that have progeny born in 2015 or later with recorded birth, weaning, and yearling weights. As shown, the BOLT EPDs are more accurate than Cornell EPDs as the correlations are higher for BOLT EPDs with sires’ progeny performances.

Table 1- The correlations between BOLT vs. Cornell EPDs with progeny performance of non-genotyped sires for birth, weaning and yearling weights.

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To have a better sense of improvement in accuracies, we ranked sires based on either BOLT or Cornell EPDs for birth, weaning and yearling weights. Then, we compared the progeny performance of the top 1% vs bottom 1% ranked sires for each trait in each evaluation system. The results are shown in Table 2. Table 2 – The average progeny performance of non-genotyped sires ranked based on either BOLT or Cornell EPDs. BOLT

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As you can see, the BOLT EPDs ranked sires more accurately than EPDs from the Cornell software, where progenies of top 1% ranked sires based on the BOLT EPDs are +3.1, +16.8 and +40.2 lb heavier at birth, weaning and yearling. These results are exciting, and show that our investment in new technology will lead to more accurate EPDs. ◆

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The Value of DNA Information in the Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT

By Mahdi Saatchi, Rohan L. Fernando, Lauren Hyde, Jackie Atkins, Steve McGuire, Wade Shafer, Matt L. Spangler, and Bruce Golden, IGS Genetic Evaluation Team and Consultants.

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DNA profiles provide additional information about the genetic merit of a DNA tested animal and increase the accuracy of EPDs, which are called Genomic Enhanced EPD or GE-EPDs. In the IGS Single-step process, the DNA marker genotypes are directly incorporated into the genetic evaluation along with the phenotypes (performance data) and the pedigree. As a result, the DNA information has an impact not only on the genotyped individual, but also on all the relatives of that genotyped individual. This allows for the DNA information to improve the accuracy of non-genotyped relatives. To measure the impact of DNA information on accuracies of GE-EPDs in the IGS Singlestep genetic evaluations, we compared the average BIF accuracies of GE-EPDs of DNA tested young animals (born in 2016 with no

progeny) to the average BIF accuracies of nongenotyped sires born in 2010-2014. Only sires with non-genotyped calves were used for this comparison. We found that the average BIF accuracy of GE-EPD for a DNA tested young animal is equivalent to the average BIF accuracy of a non-genotyped sire with 21, 22 and 24 calves with observed phenotypes for birth, weaning and yearling weights, respectively (Figure 1, where a horizontal line cross a curve for a specific trait (e.g. red line and blue curve cross each other at the data point correspond to y(accuracy)=0.46) and x(progeny)=21 for birth weight)). The progeny equivalent (PE) for direct calving ease was 15 and it was only 3 for total maternal calving ease due to limited genotypes on cows. The PE for milk and stayability were 18 and 25, respectively (Figure 1).

The average BIF accuracies of GEEPDs of DNA tested young animals (born in 2016 with no progeny) in comparison to the non-genotyped sires (born in 2010-2014).

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT By IGS Genetic Evaluation Team The new genetic evaluation, Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT, offers groundbreaking advances in the prediction of EPDs for the IGS group. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you better understand the new evaluation. 1. What are the key features of the Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT? • Faster and more automated system allowing for frequent genetic evaluations. • Improved use of genomic data with Single-step. • Improved methodology for predictions of all traits. • More accurate accuracy. • More flexibility to add additional traits or change methods for future improvements. 2. How is IGS’s single-step approach different from blending for genomic evaluation? The blending approach uses separate steps to calculate genomically enhanced EPDs. This approach requires two steps. The first step is to estimate the effects of DNA markers through a process called “training” or “calibration”. These effects are then used to calculate molecular breeding values (MBVs) on genotyped animals. The MBVs are then combined with traditionally calculated EPDs to enhance the accuracy of the traditionally calculated EPDs. The blending process is only performed on genotyped animals. Befitting its name, the single-step approach calculates genomically enhanced EPDs in one step — using DNA, pedigree information, and phenotypes simultaneously. As a result, the DNA information not only improves the accuracy of prediction on genotyped animals, but also on the relatives and contemporaries of the genotyped animals. In a sense, all animals are genomically enhanced under the single-step approach. There are also issues inherent in the blending process that are solved with single-step. Similar to the fact that only reporting phenotypes on a selected group of animals in your herd can lead to less informative (and more biased) EPDs with traditional evaluation, problems can exist with blending as it only involves genotyped animals — and genotyped animals tend to be highly selected. However, because single-step includes information from nongenotyped as well as genotyped animals, the issues are corrected.

3. How is the Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT different than other singlestep models used in other genetic evaluations? It is well established that DNA markers vary greatly in their effect on traits — ranging from a large to no impact. To leverage this biological fact in a statistically advantageous manner, the BOLT single-step method only utilizes markers that have a meaningful impact on the traits of interest, while ignoring those that have little to no effect. By using this approach, BOLT reduces the statistical “noise” and thereby increases the accuracy of prediction. By circumventing the “noise,” BOLT-generated EPDs tend to be more accurate than EPDs generated by organizations that are relegated to using all markers in their single-step evaluation. 4. How many DNA markers are being used? The Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT uses a subset of weighted markers based on a research study performed by Drs. Mahdi Saatchi and Dorian Garrick, while they were scientists at Iowa State University. Drs. Saatchi and Garrick first used the 50,000 markers to determine a subset of weighted markers that are highly associated with economically relevant traits in beef cattle with consistent effects across breeds. Because the IGS evaluation is for multiple breeds, it is important to remove markers with inconsistent effects or no effects in different breeds. The Saatchi and Garrick research also found that utilizing genotypes on animals of multiple breeds consistently increased the accuracy of prediction within a particular breed when compared to limiting DNA utilization to only animals of a particular breed. 5. Why are some traits influenced by markers and others are not? The genetic architectures of various traits are different. Some are controlled by few genes with large effects and some are controlled by many small effects genes. In the current DNA profilers, there are some markers with high correlations with corresponding genes for some traits and low correlations with others. That’s why we see the different DNA added values for different traits. It is hard to change the genetic architecture of a trait. But, new DNA profilers or future technologies may help to improve the value of DNA information for such traits. (Continued) 19

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FAQs: Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT Furthermore, some maternal traits, like Maternal Calving Ease and Milk, are difficult to predict with genomics because there are so few females genotyped. Increasing the number of cows and heifers genotyped will improve the ability to use genomics to predict maternal traits. 6. Will genomic testing replace the need to submit phenotype records? No, reporting actual records is critical. The value of genomic predictions increases as the amount of phenotypic information increases. Furthermore, at this point, animals cannot achieve high accuracy with genomic data alone. High accuracy EPDs are only achievable by collecting many phenotypic records on offspring. 7. How do we know predictions via BOLT are better than the previous system (Cornell software)? The IGS evaluation team has conducted a series of validations to compare the BOLT system to the Cornell system. BOLT-derived EPDs had higher correlations to birth, weaning and yearling weights (0.34, 0.29, and 0.26, respectively) than the Cornell derived EPDs (0.27, 0.19, and 0.20, respectively). Furthermore, there was a larger difference in average progeny performance (birth, weaning, and yearling) of the top 1% compared to the bottom 1% animals in the BOLT derived EPDs compared to the Cornell calculated EPDs. Both validations suggest the BOLT EPDs align better with the actual phenotypes than the Cornell EPDs. 8. Why do some animals have substantial changes in their indexes? Though the correlations between the previous (Cornell derived) EPDs/indexes and the BOLT derived EPDs/indexes are relatively strong, there will be some animals that happen to move in a consistently favorable or unfavorable direction in a number of EPDs. Because indexes are comprised of several EPDs, even though movement in individual EPDs may be considered small, movement in the same direction across EPDs may yield sizable movements in the index value. This is particularly true for animals that have consistent movement in traits that are drivers of a particular index. Though in a large population like ours we would expect to see several animals with substantial index movement, these animals will be the exception to the rule. 9. How does BOLT improve our calculation of accuracy? “True” accuracy can be thought of as the gold standard of accuracy. It is statistically unbiased,

and therefore the ultimate measure of accuracy. True accuracy is the accuracy resulting from direct calculation. Unfortunately, even with the massively powerful computing capacity now in existence, the direct calculation of accuracy is not possible on datasets the size of ours. Because we cannot calculate accuracy directly, other approaches to accuracy calculation have been developed. In our Cornell evaluation platform, and all others in existence other than BOLT, the calculation of the accuracy associated with each EPD is achieved through “approximation” methods. It has long been known these methods are a very crude approach to the calculation of accuracy — tending to overestimate accuracy. Another approach to the calculation of accuracy is via “sampling” methodology. Sampling is shown to be a more accurate predictor of accuracy. In fact, the results of this method were reported to be virtually identical to true accuracy. Unfortunately, due to its computationally intense nature, sampling has long been thought an infeasible approach to the calculation of accuracy on large databases. BOLT, however, has changed the landscape in this area. By employing unique computing strategies that leverage both software and hardware efficiencies, BOLT performs what was previously unthinkable — utilizing a sampling methodology to calculate what is essentially true accuracy. Because BOLT can calculate true accuracy, we can put more confidence in our accuracy metrics. Put another way, unlike with approximation, we can count on the predicted movements associated with possible change holding true over time. This was not the case with our Cornell system nor any other system in existence. 10. Why do the carcass EPDs generally have an increase in accuracy with BOLT while this is not a case for other traits? You will notice that while the Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT will generally produce lower accuracies than the Cornell system for growth and calving ease traits, the opposite is true for carcass traits. One reason behind the differing accuracy outcomes is several years ago the evaluation team developed a way to temper inflated accuracies in the Cornell carcass evaluation. Unfortunately, this was not possible for growth traits. Another reason is that the Cornell system only used the carcass and its corresponding ultrasound trait (e.g., marbling score and IMF) to predict carcass EPDs, while records on several additional correlated traits are leveraged with the BOLT system. (Continued)

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FAQs: Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT A new feature of the BOLT evaluation is a new approach to the calculation of Carcass Weight EPDs. Due to limitations, our previous Carcass Weight EPDs did not incorporate actual carcass weights. They were predicted through an index of birth, weaning, and yearling weights. Besides using prior growth records (weaning, post weaning), the new approach also includes actual carcass weights. This feature will undoubtedly lead to a more accurate prediction of carcass weight. 11. What can I do to improve the predictions on my herd? Whole Herd Reporting — If you haven’t already, you should consider enrolling your entire herd with a breed association total herd reporting program as it offers the most complete picture of the genetics involved in your herd.

Proper contemporary groups — It is important for the genetic evaluation that you group, to the best of your ability, animals that were treated uniformly. Proper reporting of contemporary groups ensures better predictions for all. Take data collection and reporting seriously — Phenotypes are the fuel that drives the genetic evaluation. Take pride in collecting accurate data. If possible, try to collect additional phenotypes like mature cow weight, cow body condition score, feed intake, and carcass data. Use genomics — DNA testing adds more information to what we know about an animal. The more genotypes we collect, the better we can predict DNA-tested animals in the future. Also, the more relatives genotyped, the better we can predict their relatives in future generations. Therefore, to ensure your bloodlines are well represented in the predictions, genotype your animals. ◆

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Saskatchewan Simmental Association

President: Ryan Lundberg Secretary:

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

2018

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Congratulations Black Gold Simmental! 2017 Purebred Breeder of the Year Black Gold Simmental is family farm operated by the Noble families in the Hillmond area northeast of Lloydminster. Our Mom and Dad were interested in raising top quality cattle and in 1973 they purchased two 1/2 blood heifers from the Agribition sale which was the start of our Purebred herd. We had many influencers and mentors over the years such as the Harlands of Little Willow Creek Ranch, Stanley Palmer who was our partner in many sales and the Mapletoft Family of Little Pipestone Ranch. In my early years I showed cattle with Frank and learned a lot about having fun. We are passionate about Simmental cattle and enjoy raising fullbloods and red & black purebreds. We are encouraged by the number of young people that are interested in cattle and our Simmental breed. It is the younger generation of our Noble family that is motivating us to be active in the Purebred business. One never thinks about winning these types of awards and we are humbled.

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•Thank you to all who attended and purchased bulls at Manitoba Bull Sales. •The Canadian National Simmental Show will be held in Brandon in conjunction with the Manitoba Ag Ex October 24-27, 2018 •Congratulations to the 2018 MSA Scholarship recipient Katryn Dequier.

Katryn Dequier

The Manitoba Simmental Association is pleased to present the 2018 MSA YCSA Scholarship to Katryn Dequier of Haywood, MB. Katryn is the daughter of Mike and Monique Dequier of Dequier Cattle Co. They operate a Simmental purebred and commercial farm at Haywood, MB. Katryn enjoys her involvement on the farm, showing cattle with her family throughout the summers, as well as with the Treherne 4-H Beef Club, of which she is the president and is currently in her 12th year of 4-H. Katryn is the proud owner of a 10-head purebred Simmental herd, along with her sister. Katryn, and her sister Rayanne, plan to expand their Simmental herd in the future and continue farming in some capacity. Katryn’s community extends far beyond the cattle business. She has been involved in coaching soccer in her community, as well as holding various position on the 4-H Club Executive. Katryn was very dedicated to her schooling throughout her high school career, as is reflected in her history of being on the honor roll throughout high school. Katryn also held positions on committees in her high school. Katryn has been attending the University of Manitoba, and will gradutate with her Agriculture Diploma this May. Upon graduation, Katryn will further her studies at the University of Manitoba, obtaining a Degree in Animal Systems upon graduation in 2021. This program will provide an understanding of animal production; including: genetics, anatomy/physiology, nutrition, health and reproduction. Once she has her degree, Katryn plans to pursue a career with the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) as an inspector at processing and slaughter plants, ensuring the health of our food supply, and the general compliance of the processor. Congratulations Katryn!! The Manitoba Simmental Association is very proud of you and your accomplishments. You represent the Simmental breed well!!

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CBBC News Release Canadian Beef Breeds Council holds its 24th Annual General Meeting in Calgary, March 28, 2018 anadian Beef Breeds Council’s 24th Annual General Meeting was held in the Best Western Port O’ Call Hotel and was well attended by members, associates and guests. CBBC is pleased to announce that Roger Peters was elected President, Jay Cross Vice President, and Myles Immerkar as new director. The newly elected Board of Directors are:

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Roger Peters-President, Jay Cross-Vice President, and the following Directors: David Sibbald, Bruce Holmquist, Mel Reekie, Rod Remin, Stephen Scott, Rob Smith, Reed Rigney, Tessa Verbeek, and Myles Immerkar. President Garner Deobald indicated “CBBC is at a critical strategic point in the future development of the seedstock sector in advancing our goals of producing the world’s best purebred cattle and increasing market share in sales of purebred cattle, semen and embryos, both domestically and internationally.”

For information please contact Michael Latimer, Executive Director E: mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca T:403.730.0350 C:403.861.7772

Rob Matthews Receives Don Matthews Memorial Award Calgary, Alberta

ob Matthews was awarded the Don Matthews Memorial Award at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Beef Breeds Council on March 28, 2018. The Don Matthews Memorial Award was instituted in honour of the late Don Matthews, a Past President of CBBC as well as many other accomplishments including the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. The award is presented annually by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council to an individual who exemplifies excellence and passion in the purebred beef cattle industry. The influence Rob has had on the Canadian cattle industry is a little like “climbing Mount Everest,” says CBBC Director David Sibbald. “A daunting challenge that only a select few ever accomplish. Rob’s legacy of influence is legendary and something we all should be proud of.” After graduating from University, Rob joined the family in the operating of Highland Stock Farm, a purebred Angus and mixed farming operation. From this point forward, Rob’s influence on the farm and his numerous other endeavours had a profound impact on beef cattle production in Canada. Rob’s influence at Highland Stock Farm soon took shape and as it shifted from being primarily an Angus

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operation to expanding into a new frontier as pioneers of the Limousin breed in Canada. As early importers of Limousin cattle, Highland Stock Farms soon established their place as leaders in the breed. Rob’s influence and dedication to the Limousin breed is unmatched. He was among the first to introduce polled and black genetics into the breed and was one of the first breeders to utilize embryo transfer technology. With the help of his good friend Dr. Murray Jacobson, the first Limousin embryo calf was born at Highland in 1973 and the first Angus embryo calf was born at Highland in 1975. The Canadian Beef Breeds Council is extremely proud of the accomplishments that Rob Matthews has made toward beef cattle production in Canada and is honoured to present him an award named in memory of his late father.

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Auction proceeds directly support Youth Initiatives and Scholarships presented through the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation FCSF Charity # - 82695 3291RR0001

Early Donations Include

• Saturday August 11, 2018 • Sale Time: 7:30 pm MST Olds, AB In Conjunction with the CSA AGM Banquet

Donation Ticket Heifer From Lewis Farms Pick of the Herd Unique Semen lots Embryos from Top Donor Cows Sporting Event Tickets & Team Jerseys Travel Packages Unique Art ~ Sale Credits Swiss Simmental Bell Jewellery ~ Kids Toys Gift Baskets ~ Presure Washer Embryo Flushing Credits Advertising & Marketing Credits Plus Much Much More!!!

2 Great Ways you can Support the Foundation Auction this year!!

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Contact any of the FCSF Board of Directors or the Auction Committee to add a special lot from your Farm to the 2018 Foundation Auction. Lots can be anything from genetics to a special travel package to tickets to your favourite sporting event. If its an Item you would bid on at a Charity Auction then it could be the perfect items for the FCSF Foundation Auction.

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After the Catalogue is out start to plan your purchases of some tickets on the Donation Heifer or any of the great items in this year's sale. With your support the Foundation will continue to provide Scholarships and support the Youth Initiatives in the Simmental Breed. For More Info or to add a item for the auction contact the Auction Co-chairs: Deanne Young (780) 542-0855 or Jill Mader (403) 990-9187 or Any of the FCSF Directors listed on FCSF Website: www.simmentalfoundation.com

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Don't Miss The 2018 National Classic! Olds, Alberta - August 9-12, 2018 Saturday August 11

Thursday August 9 All Day Cattle Move In & Set Up 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Committee & National Board Meeting 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Early Registration Friday August 10 7:15 am – 7:45 am Registration 8:00 am – 9:30 am Orientation & YCSA AGM 9:30 am – 10:30 am Quizzes 10:30 am – 11:30 am Print Marketing for Pee Wee & Novice 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Sales Talk for Junior, Intermediates and Seniors 12:00 pm -1:00 pm Lunch Provided 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Stock Show U Clinic 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Team Fitting & Judging 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm Chores & Tie Out 6:00 pm Bohrson Marketing Cobra Event

8:30 am – 9:00 am Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo 9:00 am – 11:30 am Showmanship 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Provided 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Awards During Lunch 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm CSA AGM (Hotel) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Chores & Tie Out 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm CSA AGM Banquet Cocktails 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm CSA AGM Banquet 7:30 pm Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction Sunday August 12 10:00 am Confirmation Show – Commercial Show, Bred & Owned & Open Final Awards Ceremony to Follow Show & Cattle Released 7:00 pm Deadline for Cattle Departing

NEW FOR 2018 - Sales Talk Competition for Junior, Intermediate & Seniors Plan to Attend Your Provincial YCSA Show Saskatchewan Tiger Lily July 31-August 2, 2018 Prince Albert, SK

Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up August 3-5, 2018 Neepawa, MB

Quebec All Breeds Show July 5-8, 2018 Brome, QC

Maritime YCSA Classic September 21-23, 2018 Windsor, NS

Ontario Trillium July 20-22, 2018 Navan, ON

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Award Winners Attending the 2018 AJSA National Classic Saint Paul, MN

YCSA Board of Directors President

1st Vice President

2nd Vice President

Manitoba Rep

Wyatt Millar (306)371-2599 barw@sasktel.net

Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalen15@hotmail.com

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

Gracie Falconer (204)576-0163 gmfalconer@hotmail.com

Alberta Rep

Ontario Rep

Lisa Reich (780)898-2934 lisa_reich1996@hotmal.com

Montana Stillman-Loyst (705)957-7890 aloyst13@hotmail.ca

Maritimes Rep

Director @ Large

YCSA Program Coordiator Kelsey Manske kmanske@simmental.com 306-291-7086

Allison Booth Connor Morse (506)229-3244 (902)844-0286 cdmsimmentals@gmail.com allisonbooth101@hotmail.com

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N•O•T•I•C•E

Canadian Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Saturday, August 11, 2018 – 1 p.m. Olds, Alberta

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

A•V•I•S

Association Simmental Canadienne Assemblée annuelle Samedi, le 11 août, 2018 – 13:00 h Olds, Alberta

13, 4101-19 Street NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 E-mail: cansim@simmental.com website: www.simmental.com

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Simmental On The Move

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Janzen Ranches 25th Red & Black Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB February 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Black Purebred Simm Bulls Purebred Simm Bulls Red Angus Bulls 3/4 Simmental Bull SimmAngus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

11 42 10 1 3 67

$54,505.00 $252,756.00 $72,900.00 $4,600.00 $15,000.00 $399,750.00

$4,955.00 $6,018.00 $7,290.00 $4,600.00 $5,000.00 $5,966.00

High Selling Lots Lot 22 - TJJS Cobra 88E S: DEEG Mr 4A DS: X-T Tabasco 20T Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

Mercer, ND February 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Sale Total

38 38

$240,100.00 $240,100.00

$6,318.00 $6,318.00

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - Rust Rio Grande 7022 ET S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Wheatland Stout 930W Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: KT Ranch & Canadian Sires

$60,000.00

TNT Simmentals 33rd Annual “Genetic Explosion” Sale Almont, ND February 9, 2018 Auctioneer: Marlin Kapp

Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

105 105

$759,780.00 $759,780.00

$7,236.00 $7,236.00

High Selling Lots Lot 27 - E363 S: CCR Wide Range 9005A DS: JF Signature 3268A Consignor: TNT Simmental Ranch Buyer: Black Tie Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 38 - AEDJ Super Duty 153E S: Ter-Ron Super Duty 54C DS: Progressive Rough & Ready Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Kokay Farms Ltd.

$10,000.00

Lot 28 - JJJS Super Duty 104E S: Ter-Ron Super Duty 54C DS: Sun Star Border Patrol Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: Dunlop Ranch Ltd.

$9,500.00

Lot 30 - Rust Captain Morgan 301E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Soo Line Motive 9016 Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: KT Ranch

$15,000.00

Lot 43 - Rust Firestorm 11D S: PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET DS: IPU Revolution 172U Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Don Kelly

$10,500.00

Lot 14 - Rust Broker 221Z 302E S: Muirheads Broker 221Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Hugh Stewart Holding

$7,000.00

Lot 26 - Rust Fullyloaded 7020 ET S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: Brooking Prosecutor 222 Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch Buyer: Ron Gilliland

$6,750.00

Lot 28 - E371 S: WBF Significant B132 DS: TNT Tanker U263 Consignor: TNT Simmental Ranch Buyer: Don Zimbleman

$16,500.00

Lot 100 - E361 S: TNT Whisky River B298 DS: 5L Norseman King 2291 Consignor: TNT Simmental Ranch Buyer: Chase Trautmann

$15,000.00

Lot 7 - E376 S: WBF Significant B132 DS: TNT Tanker U263 Consignor: TNT Simmental Ranch Buyer: Bobby Steichen

$14,500.00

Lot 101 - E372 S: TNT Whisky River B298 DS: TNTS Big League R242 Consignor: TNT Simmental Ranch Buyer: Chase Trautman

$14,000.00

$10,500.00

7th Annual Rust Mountain View “Ace In The Hole” Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 18 - AEDJ Cobra 77E S: DEEG Mr 4T DS: Remington Specialist 32W Consignor: Janzen Ranches Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$17,000 .00

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Thank you to all our 2018 Bull Sale Buyers

S

2018 GEnETiC EDGE SiMMEnTAL BuLL SALE FEBRuARY 9, 2018

AuCTiOnEER: DOn RAFFAn

Lot 76

63 Fullblood Bulls $484500 $7690 Ave 14 Purebred Bulls $ 91500 $6535 Ave 77 Lots $576000 $7480 Ave

Anchor D Disco 79D (S) Virginia Precision 16C (DS) FGAF Barbossa 707X Sold to Hampton Simmentals & Yellow Rose Cattle Co, AB for $16,750

Lot 4

Lot 78 Anchor D Outlook 255D (S) Virginia Precision 16C (DS) FGAF Barbossa 707X Sold to Crossroad Farms, SK & Canadian Sires, AB for $15,000 Lot #2: Anchor D T-Rex 392E (S) FGAF French Attack 010C (DS) FGAF Barbossa 707X

Sold to Travis Trask, BC for $11,250

Anchor D Eisenhower 12E (S) FGAF French Attack 010C (DS) Anchor D Viper 103W Sold to South Peace Colony, BC for $13,000

Lot #79: Anchor D Espionage 35E (S) Virginia Precision 16C (DS) Black Gold Epic 14Z

Sold to Diamond Rio Ranch, AB for $10,750

Lot 84 Anchor D Empire 390E (S) LFE King Louie 3079Y (DS) Crossroad Jackpot 120X Sold to Soderglen Ranches, AB for $13,000

Lot #24: Anchor D Apex 8E

Lot #27: Anchor D Krush 600E

Sold to Blair Stone, AB for $10,500

Sold to Alpina Dairy, AB for $10,500

(S) Black Gold Moomba 22B (DS) Smithbilt Molson 21M

(S) South Seven Mr. Adonis 96Z (DS) R-Five Maltese

Thank you to all out 2018 Bull Sale Buyers Craig Knight, AB Travis Trask, BC South Peace Colony, BC Ferrybank Colony, AB Craig Abt, AB Pleasant Valley Colony, AB Waterton Colony, AB Erskine Colony, AB Reszel Farms, AB Camrose Colony, AB Rick & Evelyn Sanderson, AB Brian Lundquist, BC Stone Simmentals, AB

Alpina Dairy, AB Joe & Sandra Dahm, AB K Star Simmentals, AB Jeff Dobbie, ON Crystal Springs Ranch, BC Drew & Deanna Kievers, AB Pine Hill Colony, AB Kayden Waisanen, AB Craigmyle Colony, AB Micheal Graff, BC Dean Green, AB Three D Farms, AB

Bill Orlick, AB Parker Farms, AB Jim Lepard, AB Geirg Farms, AB Crooked Lake Livestock, AB Gerald Wilsie, AB Lyle Wiens, BC Pam & Gene Riley, AB Mark Underschultz, AB Blackwell V Ranch, BC Diamond B Simmentals, AB Triple S Farms, AB

7F Ranch, BC Wally & Connie Quapp, AB Pete & Lucy Van Immerzeel, AB Kindra & Cody Mashon, AB Hampton Simmentals, AB Yellow Rose Cattle Co, AB Micheal Bauer, ON Crossroad Farms, SK Canadian Sires, AB Diamond Rio Ranch, AB Stuart & Karen Shaw, AB Dennis Herman, AB

Soderglen Ranches, AB Grant Bailey, AB Dwaine & Ursula Miller, AB Jerry Orlick, AB Parkhill Ranches, AB Blaine Buss, AB Kent Issac, AB Russel Able, BC Dan Foley, BC Aaron Steinke, AB Holt Agri, AB

Dan, Karen, Mackenzie & Garren Skeels Pasture Treasures Female Sale October 12, 2018

Box 1638 - Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 403: 843-4756 • 403: 783-1217 anchordranch@albertahighspeed.net

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Diamond M Ranch 7th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, Saskatchewan February 11, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Black Simmental Bulls Red Simmental Bulls 1/2 Blood Bulls Sale Total Commercial Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

19 21 5 45 32 32

$107,999.95 $121,150.05 $26,500.00 $255,650.00 $50,000.00 $50,000.00

$5,684.21 $5,769.05 $5,300.00 $5,681.11 $1,562.50 $1,562.50

High Selling Lots Lot 24 - DMF Diamond M Bull 6194D S: DMF Diamond M Bull 2107Z DS: EDN Tucker 52T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Hill 70 Quantock

Ponoka, AB February 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Yearling Bulls Extra Age Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Three Year Old Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

17 4 12 1 34

$84,250.00 $23,200.00 $64,650.00 $9,000.00 $181,100.00

$4,955.88 $5,800.00 $5,387.50 $9,000.00 $5,326.47

High Selling Lots Lot 40 - Grinalta’s Gero TPFF962C S: Grinalta’s HP Ultra FF940 DS: Beech Bros Xander 943X Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Cam Clark

$9,000.00

Outlaw Cattle Co. Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB February 14, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

30 4 34

$162,000.00 $8,100.00 $170,100.00

$5,400.00 $2,025.00 $5,003.00

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - Outlaw Mr Remedy 769E S: Outlaw Gaga Gangsta 9B DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: KT Ranches

$8,750.00

Lot 33 - DMF Diamond M Bull 645D S: Wheatland Nitro 64X DS: LFE Aviator 418T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Diamond Bar T Ranching

$8,500.00

Lot 1 - DMF Diamond M Bull 641D $7,750.00 S: DMF Laramie 334A DS: EDN Tucker 52T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Norman Ermel and G & L Farms Inc.

$11,000.00

Jeans & Genetics 4th Annual Simmental Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 40 - DMF Diamond M Bull 6125D S: IPU Red Chakota 18Y DS: MRL 128T Consignor: Diamond M Ranch Buyer: Spring Water Ranch

$22,500.00

Lot 4 - KLR Hawkeye 29E S: MFI Bambam DS: Diamond T Bo-Jangle 248W Consignor: Cameo Farms Buyer: Will Cydejko

$8,750.00

Lot 42 - Grinalta’s Mr. FF1964D S: KUZ Mr Colossal 427Z DS: Beech Bros Xander 943X Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Pemlock Simmentals

$8,250.00

Lot 41 - Grinalta’s Colossal PFF962D S: KUZ Mr Colossal 427Z DS: Beech Bros Xander 943X Consignor: Grinalta Farms Buyer: Cam Clark

$8,000.00

Lot 5 - B Bar C Endeavor S: Oakview Titan 20Y DS: JNR Gratuity Consignor: B Bar C Simmentals Buyer: Erskine Farming Co. Ltd.

$7,000.00

Lot 12 - Outlaw Mr Milestone 795E S: JF Milestone 999W DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: Crocus Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 10 - Outlaw Mr Rock Steady 744E S: SVF/NJC Built Right N48 DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: Garrett Biggelaar

$8,750.00

Lot 14 - Outlaw Mr Milestone 739E S: JF Milestone 999W DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: Janzen Ranches

$8,000.00

Lot 11 - Outlaw Mr Milestone 733E S: JF Milestone 999W DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: Brewster Farms

$6,500.00

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P&H Ranching Co. Ltd and Circle G Simmentals & Angus Bull Sale 2018 Innisfail, AB February 17, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Raffan

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Purebred Simm Bulls 17 Black Purebred Simm Bulls 13 Red Angus Bulls 13 Black Angus Bulls 12 Two Year Old Charolais Bulls 48 Sale Total 103

Gross

Average

$140,750.00 $71,100.00 $83,500.00 $66,050.00 $378,500.00 $739,900.00

$8,280.00 $5,470.00 $6,423.00 $5,504.00 $8,228.00 $7,184.00

High Selling Lots Lot 49 - Circle G Executive 23E S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: Twin Brae Tennasee Consignor: Circle G Simmentals & Angus Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

Ste. Rose du Lac, MB February 19, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Black Purebred Bulls 26 Purebred Bulls 52 Fullblood Bulls 25 Black Purebred Open Heifers 10 Purebred Open Heifers 33 Fullblood Heifers 10 Sale Total 156

$17,500.00

Lot 64 - Circle G Edge 51E S: Wheatland Bull 334A DS: TLSS Pilot 122Z Consignor: Circle G Simmentals & Angus Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch

$16,000.00

Lot 50 - Circle G Emulation 52E $11,000.00 S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: 3D Red Power 150Z Consignor: Circle G Simmentals & Angus Buyer: Shady Nook Simmentals & Double D Simmentals

$24,000.00

Rendezvous Farms Simmental Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 55 - Circle G Entrust 84E S: R Plus Venom 4006B DS: CG Yamaha 23Y Consignor: Circle G Simmentals & Angus Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co.

Gross

Average

$197,080.00 $371,228.00 $240,500.00 $39,500.00 $97,020.00 $47,250.00 $985,000.00

$7,580.00 $7,139.00 $9,620.00 $3,950.00 $2,940.00 $4,725.00 $6,314.10

Lot 88 - Rendezvous 586E S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: SU Paramount 55P Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Spruce View Acres

$26,000.00

Lot 90 - Rendezvous 138E S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: MFI Jahari 5055 Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Zdan Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 95 - Rendezvous 575E S: Rendezvous Hemi 586C DS: MFI Jahari 5055 Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Zdan Farms

$15,000.00

Lot 150 - Rendezvous Ms Charlene 412E S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: MFI Jahari 5055 Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: Crimson Creek Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 3 - MRC Bold Ruler 471E S: MRC Bold Ruler 183B DS: WFL Commander 78R Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: R 3 Cattle

$9,500.00

Lot 17 - MRC Wallstreet 115E S: MRC Wall Street 183Z DS: WAGR Driver 706T Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: GVF Contracting

$8,250.00

Lot 12 - MRC Bold Ruler 24E S: MRC Bold Ruler 183B DS: WFL Commander 78R Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Three Hills Colony

$8,000.00

Lot 16 - MRC Casino 42E S: Skors Casino 53C DS: Red Baron HR P101 Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Jack Phillips

$7,500.00

High Selling Lots Lot 82 - Rendezvous 450E S: LHVS Charles 29C DS: SU Paramount 559 Consignor: Rendezvous Farms Buyer: McRuer Simmentals

$27,500.00

Select Opportunity Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB February 19, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Sale Total Commercial Bred Heifers Commercial Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

37 37 48 30 78

$183,000.00 $183,000.00 $124,400.00 $40,225.00 $164,625.00

$4,946.00 $4,946.00 $2,592.00 $1,341.00 $2,110.58

High Selling Lots Lot 2 - MRC Thor 146E S: MR TR Hammer 308A DS: MR Hoc Broker Consignor: M & R Cattle Co. Buyer: Gold Ridge Colony

$9,500.00

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Crossroad Farms 12th Annual Bull & Female Sale Shell Lake, SK February 21, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls 79 Open Replacement Heifers 15 Sale Total 94

Gross

Average

$743,750.00 $55,700.00 $799,450.00

$9,415.00 $3,713.00 $8,505.00

High Selling Lots Lot 66 - Crossroad Sellers 68E S: Sibelle Spartacus 8A DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Ferme des Quatre -Temps Inc.

$27,500.00

M & J Farms Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB February 21, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Simmental Bulls 12 Red Simmental Bulls 13 Black Angus Bulls 11.75 Red Angus Bulls 6 SimmAngus Bulls 14 Sale Total 56.75 Commercial Bred Heifers 10 Sale Total 10

Gross

Average

$72,250.00 $77,250.00 $84,000.00 $31,900.00 $80,900.00 $346,300.00 $26,700.00 $26,700.00

$6,020.83 $6,437.50 $7,148.94 $5,316.67 $5,778.57 $6,102.20 $2,670.00 $2,670.00

High Selling Lots Lot 12 - MJ Black I Bull 6078D S: Blacksand IBull 49Z DS: MJ Black Loadliner 35Y Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: S & G Livestock

$10,000.00

Robb/Hoegl 13th Annual Bull Sale

Lloydminster, SK February 22, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

69 69

$487,002.00 $487,002.00

$7,058.00 $7,058.00

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - LRX Red 162E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: LRX Blaze 55Z Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Luv N It Cattle Co.

$15,000.00

Lot 4 - Crossroad Red Stone 10E S: WS Stepping Stone B44 DS: IPU Code Red 53Y Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Meadow Acres

$26,000.00

Lot 13 - Crossroad Warrant 65E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: IPU Code Red 53Y Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Hairy Hill Cattle Co.

$22,000.00

Lot 1 - Crossroad Red Stetson 9E S: Sibelle Spartacus 8A DS: IPU Code Red 53Y Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Jean-Francois Leblond

$19,000.00

Lot 77 - Crossroad Boulder 161E S: Sibelle Bolero 10A DS: WFL Mr Westway 94W Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Stolson Farms

$17,000.00

Lot 16 - MJ Red Bomb 6083D S: Maple Lake DA Bomb 4111 Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: B & M Morgan Farms Ltd.

$9,000.00

Lot 27 - MJ Black I Bull 6129D S: Blacksand IBull 49Z DS: MJ Black Temptation 68P Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Siroky Ranch

$9,000.00

Lot 13 - MJ Black Chrome 6077D S: Blacksand IBull 49Z DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Lee Dunning

$8,000.00

Lot 4 - MJ Red Choice 6008D S: Wheatland Bull 394A DS: Twin-Chief Walker 21W Consignor: M & J Farms Buyer: Bonin Farms

$7,750.00

Lot 26 - LRX Black 200E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Garnier Angus

$15,000.00

Lot 61 - NGDB Night’s Boy 72E S: Black Gold Night Train 55A DS: Wheatland Bull 914W Consignor: Hoegl Livestock Buyer: Redrich Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 21 - LRX Black 115E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Willow Flat Ranch

$12,500.00

Lot 25 - LRX Black 222E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Stacey Bell

$12,500.00

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Anchor Lazy U Cattle Company Arnold & Wendy Wirstuk Athabasca Colony Farming Beagle Simmentals Billy Prokuda Blake & Joyce Clausen Blake Laurenceson Blushrose Simmentals Bob Makowichuk Brayden Clark Brian Olson Briar Ridge Stock Farm - Chad Haddow Broad Vista Farms - Darrel Archer Burgmaier Ranch Byemoor Farming Co. Ltd. Colin Campbell Corey Campbell Dale-Ray Stock Farms David Mohr Dan & Heather Tober Dan Thorsteinson Daniel Miller Darcy Wold Darren Prior Dave Woywitka David Johnson David Prior Dean Holmgren

Deeg Simmentals Canadian Sires Derek Sutter Donalda Colony Farm Double S Land & Cattle Fore See Cattle Company Co. Gary Miskew Glen Aldentaler Hadwin Cattle Co. Hays Land & Cattle Ltd. Hihnalta Farms Home Valley Ranch Ltd. Jake Wideman James & Phyllis Yarham JCB Farms Ltd. - Janin Bork JK Bar Cattle Co. Joe Holt McLaughlin Agri-Ventures Inc. John Pfeffer Johnson Farm Simmental JP Dechaine Justin Kaban Karvonen Land & Cattle Kelly Konieczny Ken Kirtzinger Kerry Verbonac Larry Storbakken Laurent St. Arnault Lawrence Rogoza Lazy HE Ranching

Lidberg Farms Lone D Stock Farms Lutz Land & Cattle Lyle Knowles Mailer Ranch Mappin Simmentals Mayfield Colony MCL Farms Ltd. Mike & Deanne Paterson Norway Vally Farms Ltd. Paul & Lori Kinnee Paul & Rachelle Lambrecht - Two Mile Simmentals Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Pleasant Valley Colony Poole Farms Prairie Skye Farms Rafeal Ramirez - Posta El Cuatro Ribstone Colony Rod MacLean Roger Hovde Roger Stennes - S Lazy A Ranching Rosedale Colony Ru-Bens Simmentals S3 Bar Cattle Co. - George Schmidt Sather Simmentals Scotford Colony Sheldon Blum

Silversmith Farms Small Ranch Springside Farming Co. Sunny Valley Simmentals T.K. Farms - Kevin Spreen Three Hills Colony Tom Coppock - Coppock Legacy Farms Turin Colony Tyler Amundson Undone Ranch Ltd. Wayne Trenerry Wilcox Simmentals Wills Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. XRC Simmentals Zevola Farms Ltd.

Herd Master Bull Sale February 28, 2018 Camrose, AB Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Rancier High Selling Lots

Lot 52 - RF Capacity 742E sired by WFL Westcott 24C was purchased by Deeg Simmentals and Canadian Sires for $77,5000 Lot 76 - RF Liner 758E sired by Springcreek Liner 56U was purchased by Wilcox Simmentals for $18,000

Maxwell High Selling Lots

Lot 107 - NUG Encore 259E sired by NCB Cobra 47Y was purchased by XRC Simmentals for $30,000 Lot 86 - NUG Elie 314E sired by SVS Matrix 530C was purchased by Silversmith Farms/Mappin Simmentals for $25,000

Spring Lake High Selling Lots Lot 12 - ZSL Mr Ryker 2E sired by ZSL Mr Red Alaska 3B was purchased by Perkin Land & Cattle for $30,000

Lot 18 - ZSL Mr Sedona 77E sired by Crossroad Warden 36Z was purchased by Anchor Lazy U Cattle Company for $20,000

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High Selling Lots

Beechinor Bros. 6th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale

Bentley, AB February 26, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls 27 Black Purebred Bulls 8 Purebred Bulls 17 Open Fullblood Heifers 7 Open Black Purebred Heifers 3 Open Purebred Heifers 7 Sale Total 69 Open Commercial Heifers 12 Sale Total 12

Gross

Average

$182,196.00 $69,952.00 $177,004.00 $33,747.00 $12,801.00 $19,950.00 $495,650.00 $33,000.00 $33,000.00

$6,748.00 $8,744.00 $10,412.00 $4,821.00 $4,267.00 $2,850.00 $7,183.33 $2,750.00 $2,750.00

Muirhead Cattle Company 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Shellbrook, SK February 26, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

55 16 71

$455,730.00 $96,496.00 $552,226.00

$8,286.00 $6,031.00 $7,355.00

High Selling Lots Lot 4 - Muirheads Stone 67D S: WS Stepping Stone B44 DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Deeg Simmentals

$25,000.00

Double Bar D Farms “Best of Both Worlds” Simmental & Simm/Angus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK February 27, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Extra Age Fullblood Bulls 45 Extra Age Purebred Bulls 21 Yearling Fullblood Bulls 24 Yearling Purebred Bulls 30 SimmAngus Bulls 11 Sale Total 131

Gross

Average

$323,900.00 $127,500.00 $148,250.00 $232,600.00 $52,100.00 $884,350.00

$7,331.11 $6,071.43 $6,177.08 $7,753.33 $4,736.36 $6,796.56

High Selling Lots Lot 2 - Double Bar D Chandler 153D S: Double Bar D Chandler 143 DS: RV Nickelback 6U Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Agricola Y Ganadera La Altena

Lot 44 - BEE Brimstone 247E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: SS Ebonys Intuition 802 Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Buyer: Triangle Stock Farms

$33,000.00

Lot 42 - BEE Blackjack 533E S: SKORS High Roller 34C DS: FBF1 Combustible Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Buyer: Aarsby CM & Sons Ltd.

$15,000.00

Lot 43 - BEE Astro 154E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: TNT Gunner N 208 Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Buyer: Robert Steffler

$14,000.00

Lot 68 - BEE Ericha 749E S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: Brink Bullet Proof A342 Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Buyer: Albert Putz

$7,200.00

Lot 59 - Muirheads Joy 142E S: Brooking Bank Note 4040 DS: 3C Macho M450 Bz Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: KT Ranches

$16,000.00

Lot 12 - Muirheads Forty Creek 137D S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: MR NLC Superior S6018 Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Packett Brothers

$14,500.00

Lot 13 - Muirheads Cap 110D S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: Muirhead’s Kosmo 27N Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Bircham Ranch

$13,500.00

Lot 1 - Muirheads Step Stone 100D S: WS Stepping Stone B44 DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Muirhead Cattle Company Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

$13,500.00

Lot 79 - Double Bar D Liberator 412E $35,000.00 S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: ACS Black Jack 758T Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: W2 Land & Cattle, Erixon Simmentals and W2 Farms Lot 75 - Double Bar D Certified 418E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Remington Lock N Load 54U Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: MC Quantock Corp.

$18,250.00

Lot 15 - Double Bar D Chandler 130D S: Double Bar D Chandler 143 DS: Double Bar D Thunder 273X Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Sunville Simmentals

$16,500.00

Lot 82 - Double Bar D Law 444E S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: JF American Pride 0987X Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Kuntz Simmentals

$16,250.00

$55,000.00

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Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB February 27, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Long Yearling Bulls 22 Purebred Long Yearling Bulls 2 Fullblood Bulls 11 Purebred Bulls 17 Black Purebred Bulls 11 Sale Total 63

Gross

Average

$119,790.00 $12,750.00 $49,500.00 $79,696.00 $50,050.00 $311,800.00

$5,445.00 $6,375.00 $4,500.00 $4,688.00 $4,550.00 $4,949.00

High Selling Lots Lot 8 - KKH Charisma 123E S: JSEE Mr Carisma DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: Tri K Cattle Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch

Clavet, SK February 28, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Lots

Gross

Average

49 12 61

$424,000.00 $45,000.00 $469,000.00

$8,653.00 $3,750.00 $7,689.00

Simmental Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots Lot 12 - Erixon Black Impact 185D S: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B DS: OLF Odin U5 Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Red Willow Ranch

$22,000.00

Pheasantdale Cattle Co. 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Balcarres, SK March 1, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Extra Age Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

52 12 10 74

$12,750.00

Lot 53 - KSL Diplomat 10D S: Lone Stone Envoy 143B DS: BBS Red 500 K10 Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Timothy & Lois Toews

$8,750.00

Lot 61 - RST Eagle 17E S: WFL Mr Westway 46A DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: Albrecht Farms Buyer: Westfork Farms

$8,500.00

Lot 45 - Erixon Oldwest S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$22,000.00

Lot 36 - Erixon Lad 127E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Little Willow Creek

$16,250.00

Lot 35 - Erixon Lad 112E S: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Gehl Land & Cattle

$14,000.00

Lot 1 - Erixon Lad 6E S: Erixon Orbit 20C DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Lost River Ranching

$13,500.00

Lot 12 - Pheasantdale Energetic 31E S: Pheasantdale Mr Force 78A DS: OLF Otis Y43 Consignor: Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Buyer: Rob Young

$9,250.00

Lot 72 - Pheasantdale Elsie 234E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Buyer: KT Ranch

$8,750.00

Lot 33 - Pheasantdale Extraordinaire 2E S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: LFE Hot Topic 312W Consignor: Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Buyer: Daniel Mauer

$8,000.00

$14,500.00

Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 38 - KSL PLD Denim 35D S: Champs Bravo DS: CEN Laredo 519L Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Nickel Farms

Gross

Average

$239,772.00 $72,000.00 $48,250.00 $360,022.00

$4,611.00 $6,000.00 $4,825.00 $4,865.00

High Selling Lots Lot 71 - Pheasantdale Elizabeth 232E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$9,500.00

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JP Cattle Co. & Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale McAuley, MB March 1, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls Angus Yearling Bulls SimmAngus Yearling Bulls Sale Total Commercial Heifers Sale Total

21 30 32 83 49 49

Gross

Average

$122,500.00 $146,700.00 $179,250.00 $448,450.00 $122,025.00 $122,025.00

$5,833.33 $4,890.00 $5,601.56 $5,403.01 $2,490.31 $2,490.31

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - JPCC Mr. Eccentric 111E S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: Springcreek Tank 63P Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Drake Valley View Farms Ltd.

$8,500.00

Westgold Farms & Rusylvia Cattle Co. Simmental & Black Angus Bull Sale Vermilion, AB March 3, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Purebred Simm Bulls Black Purebred Simm Bulls Fullblood Simm Bulls 7/8 Simmental Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

22 14 10 2 4 52

$121,150.00 $70,350.00 $56,950.00 $10,100.00 $16,200.00 $294,750.00

$5,506.00 $6,454.00 $5,695.00 $5,050.00 $4,050.00 $5,668.00

High Selling Lots Lot 4 - KHG Duffy 125E S: KHG Westgold Royal 131B DS: Skors Dream On 124U Consignor: Westgold Farms Buyer: Big Hills Simmentals

$10,750.00

Canadian Central Bull & Female Sale Winnipeg, MB March 5, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Purebred Heifers Sale Total

30 3.5 10 43.5

Gross

Average

$123,100.00 $33,850.00 $23,050.00 $180,000.00

$4,103.33 $9,671.43 $2,305.00 $4,137.93

High Selling Lots Lot 5 - WILC Ed 14E S: CMS Skywalker 305A DS: IPU Crosby 164Y Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: Werstroh Farms Ltd.

$11,000.00

Lot 3 - JPCC Royal Vegas 24E S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Riley Isaacson

$7,500.00

Lot 9 - JPCC Royal Avenger 150E S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: M & J Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 11 - JPCC Mr. Electric 179E S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: K5 River Ranch

$7,500.00

Lot 65 - Mr Rusgold 3E S: WFL Absolute 51Y DS: Crossroad Degree 294A Consignor: Rusylvia Cattle Co. Buyer: Vermilion Veterinary Clinic

$10,000.00

Lot 18 - KHG Roddy 136E S: LFE Explorer 388C DS: KHG Elctric Red 105U Consignor: Westgold Farms Buyer: Tellier Bar LD Ranch

$9,100.00

Lot 1 - KHG Cruze 189E S: LFE Explorer 388C DS: NGDB Wet Dream 6W Consignor: Westgold Farms Buyer: Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Ltd.

$8,250.00

Lot 12 - WILC Kramer 43E S: RF Nitro 219Z DS: WILC Showgun Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: JB Livestock

$8,500.00

Lot 2 - TCW Red Enforcer 61E S: CMS Skywalker 305A DS: KS Bravado P68 Consignor: Twin Meadow Livestock Buyer: Curtis Zdan

$7,000.00

Lot 15 - WILC Eddie 22E S: CMS Skywalker 305A DS: Anchor “T” Rusty 59G Consignor: Wilcox Simmentals Buyer: Sheldon Harms

$6,250.00

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Lot 12 - R Plus 7041E sired by R Plus 5015C was purchased by McMillen Ranching Ltd., Carievale, SK for $24,000.00

Lot 1 - R Plus 7083E sired by R Plus 5015C, ⅔ Interest and Full Possession was purchased by Canadian Sires, Olds, AB for $22,000.00

Lot 100 - Pick of the 2017 Heifer Calves was purchased by KT Ranch, Kelowna, BC for $31,000.00

Lot 10 - R Plus 7205E sired by LFE Rich Ray 369Z was purchased by Rancier Farms, Killam, AB for $17,000.00 Lot 7 - R Plus 7067E sired by R Plus Hammertime 5051C was purchased by W2 Land & Cattle, Vermilion, AB for $11,000.00

Sale Results 67 ⅔ Yearling Bulls Averaged $7,148.00 22 Two Year Old Bulls Averaged $6,397.73 89 ⅔ Bulls Grossed $624,000.00 and Averaged $6,959.63 1 Pick of the Heifer Calves Averaged $31,000.00

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Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Bull Sale Innisfail, AB March 5, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

34 36 7 78

$351,500.00 $194,750.00 $46,050.00 $598,050.00

$10,338.00 $5,410.00 $6,579.00 $7,667.00

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - Virginia Paydirt 44E $63,000.00 S: Double Bar D Banker DS: Virginia Santiago 960S Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle and Kyle Westman

Ashworth Farm & Ranch 15th Annual Bull Sale Oungre, SK March 6, 2018 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

74 74

$478,650.00 $478,650.00

$6,468.24 $6,468.24

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - KWA Red Italian 122E S: MRL Capone DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Westway Farms

$31,000.00

Skor Simmentals 16th Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB March 7, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

37 32 69

$262,330.00 $240,640.00 $503,000.00

$7,090.00 $7,520.00 $7,290.00

High Selling Lots Lot 50 - Skors Authority 31E S: CDI Authority 77X DS: SHS Enticer P1B Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

$50,000.00

Lot 2 - Virginia Diversify 3E S: Double Bar D Banker DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Virginia Ranch and Rand-Mar Buyer: Starwest Farms

$50,000.00

Lot 28 - Virginia Spartan 530E S: APLX Santana 11Y DS: Virginia Radison 5Z Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Skywest Simmentals

$21,000.00

Lot 3 - Virginia Bluechip 85E S: Double Bar D Banker DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Brian Miller

$14,000.00

Lot 40 - Wolfes Earl FF112E S: Double Bar D Kitimat 237B DS: Brink Geronimo A310 Consignor: Wolfe’s Fleckvieh Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$14,000.00

Lot 12 - KWA Authority 69E S: CDI Authority DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Goudy Prairie Acres

$13,000.00

Lot 3 - KWA Capone 116E S: MRL Capone DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Goudy Prairie Acres

$12,000.00

Lot 2 - KWA Hoffa 25E S: MRL Capone DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Casey Claffey

$10,000.00

Lot 35 - Skors Visionary 262E S: Skors Vision 138C DS: MR NLC Upgrade U8676 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Hays Land & Cattle Ltd.

$14,250.00

Lot 8 - Skors Full Throttle 22E S: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X DS: HSF High Roller 12T Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: 1754472 AB Ltd., Derek Sutter

$13,000.00

Lot 22 - Skors Vision 169E S: MR CCF Vision DS: W/C Wide Track 694Y Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Selte Land & Cattle

$13,000.00

Lot 64 - Skors Bootlegger 139E S: TNT Bootlegger Z286 DS: CDI Authority 77X Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Leonard & Frank Kwiatkowski

$12,500.00

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Thank you

to all of our

bidders, buyers & loyal customers

MBJ 21E Lot 3 - $46,000.00 Thank you to Doll Charolais Ranch, New Salem, ND

springcreek

Launch

110E

Lot 28 - $50,000.00 Special thanks to Meadow Acres Farms, Lampman, SK

“In Pursuit Of Perfection” Bull Sale March 8, 2018 | Moosomin, SK

MBJ 6E Lot 1 - $30,000.00 Thank you to Rocky Meadow Ranch, Welwyn, SK

Sale Managed by:

Sale Results:

20 Red Simmental Bulls Averaged $11,675.00 33 Black Simmental Bulls Averaged $10,045.45 11 Best Beef Bulls Averaged $7,431.82 16 Black Angus Bulls Averaged $6,781.25 11 Red Angus Bulls Averaged $5,613.64 91 Bulls Grossed $817,000.00 and Averaged $8,978.02

MBJ 52E Lot 29 - $30,000.00 Thank you to JP Cattle Co., McAuley, MB

MBJ 41E Lot 7 - $24,000.00 Thank you to Silver Lake Farms, Cartwright, MB

Brian McCarthy & Family

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Sunny Valley Simmentals 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale

Saskatoon, SK March 7, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

46 10 56

$350,980.00 $52,000.00 $402,980.00

$7,630.00 $5,200.00 $7,196.00

High Selling Lots Lot 4 - Sunny Valley Canon 86E S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Hoegl Livestock

$22,000.00

Westway Farms/Deeg Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB March 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

74 10 84

$510,008.00 $37,250.00 $547,258.00

$6,892.00 $3,725.00 $6,515.00

High Selling Lots Lot 78 - Deeg Digger 13E S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: CG Shanghai 80S Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$42,000.00

Northern Classic Bull Sale

Grande Prairie, AB March 9, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Charolais Bulls Sale Total

65 10 75

$373,750.00 $69,500.00 $443,250.00

$5,750.00 $6,950.00 $5,910.00

High Selling Lots Lot 15 - JDF Riddler 110D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: LFE Warden 498N Consignor: JayDawn Farms Buyer: Alan & Shelly Landaker

$14,000.00

Lot 32 - Sunny Valley Admiral 5E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: LFE Street Legal 510S Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Bruce Barber

$16,250.00

Lot 21 - Sunny Valley Royal 81E S: NUG Royal Red 324A DS: RLA Red Stream 152S Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Bata Bros.

$11,500.00

Lot 42 - Sunny Valley Cobra 22E S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: LFE Springsteen 449Y Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co.

$11,500.00

Lot 15 - SVS Walker 773E S: Mader Walk This Way 224B DS: WS Beef Maker R13 Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Scott Clements

$10,750.00

Lot 37 - WFL Mr Westway 58E S: LFE Red Mountaineer 303C DS: R Plus Reload 2006Z Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Spring Lake Simmentals

$33,000.00

Lot 22 - WFL Mr Westway 7124E S: IPU 403P Red Lotto 198A DS: LFE Tomcat 389X Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Camden Cattle Co.

$11,250.00

Lot 2 - WFL Mr Westway 5E S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: LFE Cross Fire 365T Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Valley View Colony

$11,000.00

Lot 23 - WFL Mr Westway 116E S: IPU 403P Red Lotto 198A DS: MRL 172Z Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Camden Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

Lot 14 - JDFK Full Throttle 50E S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: JayDawn Farms Buyer: Paul & Lori Kinnee

$12,500.00

Lot 30 - JDF Royal Red 44E S: Nug Royal Red 324A DS: LFE Brave 307T Consignor: JayDawn Farms Buyer: Balisky Farms

$10,500.00

Lot 10 - JDF Broker 3E S: Muirheads Broker 221Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: JayDawn Farms Buyer: Darren Hawkes

$9,500.00

Lot 66 - MMWK Cowboy Up 631E S: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z DS: HC Power Drive 88H Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: John Hankins

$9,500.00

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Fifth Annual Next Generation Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK March 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Fullblood Simmental Heifers Sale Total Commercial Heifers Sale Total

82 12 94 35 35

Gross

Average

$796,000.00 $48,850.00 $844,850.00 $57,250.00 $57,250.00

$9,707.32 $4,070.83 $8,987.77 $1,635.71 $1,635.71

High Selling Lots Lot 47 - Black Gold Elevation 20E S: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z DS: Bar 5 FF Hexagon 412Y Consignor: Black Gold Simmental Buyer: Beechinor Bros. and Wolfe Farms

$73,000.00

Stavely, AB March 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Purebred Simm Bulls Black Purebred Simm Bulls Fullblood Simm Bulls 7/8 Simmental Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

20 11 10 1 42

$97,800.00 $56,155.00 $52,150.00 $5,200.00 $211,300.00

$4,890.00 $5,105.00 $5,215.00 $5,200.00 $5,031.00

High Selling Lots Lot 9 - MI Mr Elmer 38E $10,000.00 S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: MI Simmentals/Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

Swantewitt Simmentals 14th Annual Bull and Female Production Sale Mayerthorpe, AB March 10, 2018 Auctioneer: Dean Edge

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Replacement Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

50 17 67

$239,000.00 $41,000.00 $280,000.00

$4,780.00 $2,412.00 $4,179.00

High Selling Lots Lot 31 - Swantewitt Calvin 262C S: Swantewitt FullLoad 293Z DS: Swantewitt Lakota 2P Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Edwin Wall

Lot 76 - Black Gold Excalibur 137E S: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Black Gold Simmental Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$26,000.00

Lot 77 - Black Gold Super Duty 139E S: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Black Gold Simmental Buyer: Wallgren Farms

$18,000.00

Lot 27 - MI Mr Dax 208D $8,000.00 S: BEE Emperor 11C DS: LFE Hot Topic 312W Consignor: MI Simmentals/Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: Trout Creek Cattle Co. Inc.

11th Annual Ranchlands Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 78 - Black Gold Loaded Up 71E $40,000.00 S: W/C Loaded Up 79C DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Black Gold Simmental Buyer: Ultra Livestock and Hay Valley Ranches

$8,500.00

Lot 33 - MI Mr Ezekiel 86E $7,100.00 S: BEE Emperor 11C DS: LFE BS Lewis 3079X Consignor: MI Simmentals/Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: Sharples Ranch Ltd. Lot 42 - Outback Red Reload 232E S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Outback Cattle Co. Buyer: Barry Campbell

$7,000.00

Lot 45 - Outback Red Visionary 272E S: D Bar C Visionary 238X DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: Outback Cattle Co. Buyer: William Kitchen

$7,000.00

Lot 58 - Swantewitt Crush 283C S: NAC Trustin 85A DS: Twin-Chief Wyoming 28W Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Montgomery Farms

$7,250.00

Lot 35 - Swantewitt Dancer 170D S: NAC Trustin 85A DS: LFR RRS Lewis 378W Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Lorne Ivey

$7,200.00

Lot 33 - Swantewitt Castor 285C S: Swantewitt Full Load 293Z DS: Swantewitt Lakota 2P Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Pibroch Colony

$7,000.00

Lot 65 - Swantewitt Dolphin 185D S: Brink Innovator 449B DS: Virginia Barcelona 46X Consignor: Swantewitt Simmentals Buyer: Brian Lundquist

$4,000.00

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Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB March 11, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

44 4 48 17 17

$238,650.00 $9,800.00 $248,450.00 $26,850.00 $26,850.00

$5,424.00 $2,450.00 $5,176.04 $1,580.00 $1,580.00

Simmental Bulls Purebred Heifer Calves Sale Total Commercial Heifer Calves Sale Total

High Selling Lots Lot 2 - ACS Gunner 722E S: MRL Capone 130B DS: MRL Red Force 12U Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Kruk Farms

$10,000.00

South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 12, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Simmental Yearling Bulls 20 Black Simmental Yearling Bulls 7 Black Angus Yearling Bulls 10 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 3 Semen Units 110 Live Lots Sale Total 40

Gross

Average

$137,250.00 $45,500.00 $49,750.00 $11,400.00 $12,300.00 $243,900.00

$6,862.50 $6,500.00 $4,975.00 $3,800.00 $111.82 $6,097.50

High Selling Lots Lot 6 - Mr Shawacres Express 38E S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: Erixon Red Riot 27U Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Frischolz Farms

Winnipeg, MB March 12, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Lots

Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls Two Year Old Purebred Bulls Sale Total

14 8 10 2 34

$8,750.00

Lot 34 - DHS Franchise 8E S: Come As U R Franchise 31C DS: ACCI Hustler 2N Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Corey Desrochers

$8,500.00

Lot 1 - ACS Dillenger 720E S: MRL Capone 130B DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: Arrow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Gerlyn Acres

$8,000.00

Lot 2 - BJL Mr 59E S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Brian Kruk

$10,000.00

Lot 16 - BJL Mr 54E S: MRL To The Max 70Z DS: 3D Mr Red Primetime 509Y Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Berts NR Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 23 - BJL Mr 36E S: Boundary Reggie 3B DS: FBF1 Combustible Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Cody Ermel

$8,000.00

Lot 28 - BJL Mr 44E S: MRL To The Max 70Z DS: IPU Exciter 61X Consignor: Curtis Simmentals Buyer: Shane Sawley

$8,000.00

Lot 19 - Triple T Rancher 47E S: MSBC Callaway 7C DS: CG Tracker 45T Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Cody Gawazuk

$7,500.00

Lot 22 - Triple T Expedition 169E S: MSBC Callaway 7C DS: NUG Mr 246Y Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Tri K Cattle

$7,000.00

Lot 12 - Triple T Farmhand 57E S: Double Bar D Jug 187A DS: Virginias Truman Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Chris & Marie Chepell

$6,250.00

$10,750.00

Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 33 - DHS Prime Rib 16E S: Come As U R Franchise 31C DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Riley Martins

Gross

Average

$65,604.00 $39,848.00 $40,050.00 $7,750.00 $153,250.00

$4,686.00 $4,981.00 $4,005.00 $3,875.00 $4,507.35

High Selling Lots Lot 7 - Triple T Spitringer 33E S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Anchor “T” Metro 4E Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: Bergman Family Farm

$7,750.00

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thank you to our 2018 bidders and buyers! we are grateful to our customers who support us every year!

14th Annual Bull Sale March 17, 2018

Vermilion, AB

RUK Mr Earl 57E purchased by Vaughn Gibbons

RUK Mr Dakar 70D purchased by Little Willow Creek

RUK Mr Edwin 10E purchased by McLaughlin Farms

RUK Mr Everest 124E purchased by Mark Meier

Sale Results:

19 Lots Grossed $112,900.00 and Averaged $5,942.00 Lot 59 - $17,000.00 RUK Mr Earl 57E S: KUZ Mr Appollo 405Z DS: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z Buyer: Vaughn Gibbons

Lot 72 - $6,750.00 RUK Mr Everest 124E S: Double Bar D Jagger 84Z DS: BLCC Mr Adonis 30X Buyer: Mark Meier

Lot 74 - $10,500.00 RUK Mr Dakar 70D S: KUZ Mr Appollo 405Z DS: SU Rocky 223R Buyer: Little Willow Creek

Lot 75 - $6,500.00 RUK Mr Dakota 113D S: KUZ Mr Appollo 405Z DS: Bar 5 SA Evan 440L Buyer: Doug Margoram

Lot 51 - $6,750.00 RUK Mr Edwin 10E S: 5U Rocky 223R DS: BLCC Mr Baron 183Z Buyer: McLaughlin Farms

Lot 70 - $6,500.00 RUK Mr Eezee 114E S: Double Bar D Jagger 84Z DS: Moose Creek Image 12T Buyer: Glen Stone

Special Thanks To:

Vaughn Gibbons, Little Willow Creek, McLaughlin Farms, Morris Creek Angus, Doug Margoram, Glen Stone, Lorne Hollen (4 Bulls), Wayne Fleming (2 Bulls), Y Coulee (2 Bulls), Chance Kiziak, Lance Mcrobert, Dennis Kardash, Brian Pashulka & Travis Kiziak

Richard Kulyk

• Commercial • Purebred • Fullblood RR 1, North Battleford, SK S9A 2X3 Farm: (306) 445-5545 • Cell: (306) 441-9238 E: rkulyk@sasktel.net 51

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Harvie Ranching 9th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB March 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Hereford Bulls Charolais Bulls SimAngus Bulls Sale Total

Lots 17 25.75 23 3 68.75

Gross

Average

$104,000.00 $149,750.00 $152,500.00 $12,000.00 $418,250.00

$6,117.65 $5,759.62 $6,630.48 $4,000.00 $6,061.59

High Selling Lots Lot 39 - OVHF Tribute 138E S: Rust Bull 66Z DS: KOP MS Cosby 2Z Consignor: Jill Harvie Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$17,000.00

Kuntz Simmental Farm, McIntosh Livestock and SAJ Simmentals 19th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK March 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Purebred Simm Yearling Bulls 23 Black Purebred Simm Yearling Bulls 14

Fullblood Simm Yearling Bulls Sale Total

15 52

Gross

Average

$166,250.00 $90,250.00 $109,500.00 $366,000.00

$7,228.26 $6,446.43 $7,300.00 $7,038.46

High Selling Lots Lot 11 - McIntosh Gunman 1E S: TNT Gunner N208 DS: TNT Bootlegger Z268 Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Westgold Farms

$25,000.00

Lot 28 - Harvie Cracker Jack 101E S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Harvie MS Specialist 172B Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Valley View Colony

$8,500.00

Lot 54 - Harviecrest Bowdrie 249E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Harvie MS Pepsi 260Z Consignor: Harvie Crest Buyer: KTC Ranches

$7,000.00

Lot 40 - Harvie Rust 171E S: Rust 66Z DS: IPU MS Specialist 251Y Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: Ellingson Simmentals

$6,250.00

Lot 41 - Kuntz Earnhardt 15E S: JNR’S Salton DS: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z Consignor: Kuntz Simmental Farm Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$22,000.00

Lot 13 - McIntosh Boulder 27E S: SAJ Red Equalizer 7U DS: KOP Spartan 113A Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Berwest Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 3 - McIntosh Ironclad 7E $11,000.00 S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Mader P Black Ironman 22U Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Indian River Cattle Company and Canadian Sires Lot 6 - McIntosh Stockman 43E S: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z DS: NCB Cobra 47Y N Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Westgold Farms

$11,000.00

Lot 75 - BLI Edgar 701E S: BLI Cocaine 503C DS: Little Man’s Eye Candy 103Z Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Sunnybend Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 78 - BLI Alliance Wide Load 2E S: W/C Widetrack 694Y DS: SS/PRS High Voltage 244X Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Sunnybend Farms

$7,500.00

18th Annual On Target Bull Sale 2018 Barrhead, AB March 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: OBI Livestock Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

81 81

$397,900.00 $397,900.00

$4,912.00 $4,912.00

High Selling Lots Lot 68 - BLI Entourage 783E S: R Plus Hitman 4194B DS: LFE Dreaming Red 503S Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: Grant Hunter

$8,000.00

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Thank you to all of the buyers & Bidders of the

High Selling Lots

March 17, 2018 Whitewood, SK Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Sale Results: 59 Simmental Bulls Averaged $6,304.24

Lot 31 - Sun Rise Red 14E S: Springcreek Spark Plug Buyer: Flying TL Simmentals, Earl Grey, SK for $19,000.00 Lot 15 - Scissors Eclipse 1E S: WFL Absolute 51Y Buyer: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK for $10,000.00

Lot 50 - Swan Lake Denali 24E S: Swan Lake Big Red 85 B Buyer: Southam Simmentals, Elm Creek, MB for $15,000.00

Lot 17 - Scissors Edge 10E S: Mr TR Hammer 308A ET Buyer: Lee Ranch Co., Judith Gap, MT for $10,500.00

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C:306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2928 E: wkmack@signaldirect.ca

2018 Buyers:

Lot 24 - Scissors Emblem 76E S: SVS Platinum 419B Buyer: Gordon Jones, Baldur, MB for $9,750.00 Allan Schaeffer Allan Boutin Black Omen Cattle Co. Blaine Buckle Feedlot Brett Buckingham Calico Cattle Co. Calvin Mantell Curtis Sturby Darren Beutler Daryl Savage Dave Matechuk Den Broks R-Ranch Inc. Double Bar D Farms Double J Land & Cattle Co.

Doug Kutcher Erisa Farms Flying B Ranching Co. Flying TL Simmentals Floyd’s Harvesting Ltd. Fourie Farming Ltd. Gordon Jones Har J Cattle Co. Hutton Ranch Ltd. Jeff & Aubrey Day John Kobitz JT Kuffner Farms Ltd. Kyle & Kristi Sawley Lee & Cindy Petersen

Proudly Presented By:

Scissors Creek Cattle Co. Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 E: jennalee_e@hotmail.com

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

Lee Ranch Co. McKenzie Livestock Okraincee Land & Cattle Pleasant Vista Farms Ltd. Ranahan Ranch Reitan Holdings Inc. Rene’s Ag Spray Ltd. Rylan Matechuk Scott Liske Shiels Stock Farm Southam Simmentals Todd Caswell Vale Country Ranch Ltd. Windy Hills Farm Ltd.

Swan Lake Farms

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Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB March 13, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Simm Heifer Calves Charolais Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

45 12 3 60

$215,650.00 $27,850.00 $12,500.00 $256,000.00

$4,792.00 $2,320.00 $4,167.00 $4,267.00

High Selling Lots Lot 34 - Jonseys Mr Shootout 41E S: Springcreek Shooter 112B DS: JHSN Blackout 55U Consignor: Gordon Jones Simmentals Buyer: Lawrence & Jannette Shorey

$12,000.00

The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale

Innisfail, AB March 14, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

36 36

$268,884.00 $268,884.00

$7,469.00 $7,649.00

High Selling Lots Lot 24 - CMS Frontier 709E S: Wheatland Current Affair DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$25,000.00

Transcon’s Premium Beef Bull Sale Neepawa, MB March 14, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sales Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Simmental Bulls

Lots

Gross

Average

4

$30,000.00 $196,214.00 $199,712.00 $431,150.00

$7,500.00 $5,771.00 $6,241.00 $6,073.00

Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 34

Purebred Simmental Bulls 32 Sale Total 71

High Selling Lots Lot 40 - SBSF Eastwood 22E $21,000.00 S: CMS Sochi 307A DS: Winchester HR P8315 Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co. Inc. and Spring Creek Simmentals

Lot 12 - Silver Lake Empire 8E S: Anchor D Imax 250Y DS: Double Bar D Intuition Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farms

$9,500.00

Lot 38 - Jonseys Mr Label 10E S: Remington Red Label HR DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Gordon Jones Simmentals Buyer: Boundy Farms

$8,750.00

Lot 39 - Jonseys MR Red Force 24E S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: MRL First Choice 6Y Consignor: Farm Name Buyer: Doug Wilson

$8,500.00

Lot 25 - Silver Lake Enforcer 45E S: Silverlake Brute 18B DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Silverlake Farms Buyer: Stewert Farms

$6,750.00

Lot 27 - CMS Budha 707E S: CMS Empire 531C DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Jay Dawn Farms

$18,500.00

Lot 8 - Ultra Tailor Made 53E S: Ultra Mr Combustible 27C DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Wild West Farms

$17,500.00

Lot 21 - Ultra Cowboy 33E S: Ultra Crowd Teaser 2C DS: Remington 680 346W Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Nelson Hirsche Purebreds

$15,000.00

Lot 26 - CMS Billboard 753E S: CMS Empire 531C DS: North Sky Red Herc 18M Consignor: Czech-Mate Simmentals Buyer: Diamond K

$11,500.00

Lot 1 - NAC Runchata 31E S: GC Moneystripe 82A DS: Wheatland Terminator 202Z Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Triple R Simmentals

$20,000.00

Lot 2 - NAC Jose Cuervo 180D S: ACS Advantage 349A DS: Double Bar D Nevada 117N Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: D Double J Ranch

$12,000.00

Lot 28 - NAC Mr Westcott 105E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: MFI Fusion 5238 Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: D Bar K Simmentals

$11,500.00

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Lorolin Simmentals, ON Ferme Boval, QC Les Entreprises C.M.R. Inc, QC Ferme Stamal, QC Ferme Louis-Rene Cosette, QC Ferme Complmentaires, QC Pierre Gaudreau, QC

Ferme aux Petits Lopins de Foins, QC Tremblay Agroforestier, QC Ferme DEM Migneault Inc, QC R&E Lagac, QC Michel Mongeon, QC Diamond T Simmentals, AB Dobbie Simmentals, ON Ferme Alain Garipy, QC

Ferme Christian Therien, QC ALexander Bates, QC Trevor Kurtley, AB Gilbert Campbell, QC Joey Gabie, QC Bruno Blanger, QC Yves Danis, QC

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals, AB Gaston Lessard, QC Ferme de La carpe, QC Semex Alliance, ON Pierre Ccire, QC Ferme Caland Inc, QC Fredericks Stacey, SD

Sale Results 15 Fullblood Simmental Bulls Grossed: $149,700.00 9 Purebred Simmental Bulls Grossed: $62,517.00 6 Black Angus Bulls Grossed: $39,000.00 9 Charolais Bulls Grossed: $39,645.00

Averaged: $9,980.00 Averaged: $6,946.00 Averaged: $6,500.00 Averaged: $4,405.00

Sale Total: 39 Lots Grossed $290,862.00 and Averaged $7,458.00

Lot 5 - FGAF Radioactive 030E

Lot 50 - FGAF Pol Boy 104D

Sold to Anchor D Ranch for $47,000.00

Sold to Semex Alliance for $18,500.00

Lot 1 - FGAF Downtown 069E

Lot 2 - FGAF Peacemaker 072E

Lot 3 - FGAF Kannarro 114D

Sold to Lorolin Simmentals for $16,500.00

Sold to Diamond T Simmentals for $11,500.00

Sold to Trevor Kurtley for $10,500.00

Lot 31 Sold to Gaton Lessard for $10,000.00

Yves C: 514-952-6200

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High Bluff Stock Farm Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB March 16, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Simmental Bulls

7 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 7 2 Year Old Purebred Simmental Bull 1 2 Year Old Black Purebred Simm Bull 1 Charolais Yearling Bulls 24 2 Year Old Charolais Bulls 8 Sale Total 48

Gross

Average

$51,499.00 $42,252.00 $5,500.00 $5,000.00 $212,712.00 $52,752.00 $369,700.00

$7,357.00 $6,036.00 $5,500.00 $5,000.00 $8,863.00 $6,594.00 $7,703.00

High Selling Lots Lot 51 - EGC Everest 145E S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Remington General Lee 106T Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Mar Mac Farms

Lot 52 - EGC Equity 58E S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: M & J Farms

$8,750.00

Lot 44 - EGC Emporer 83E S: Rust Bull 66Z DS: KOP Touchdown Son 68X Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Kin-Kin Cattle Co.

$8,500.00

Lot 46 - EGC Eight Ball 48E S: Rust Bull 66Z DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111ZX Consignor: High Bluff Stock Farm Buyer: Kin-Kin Cattle Co.

$8,000.00

$9,000.00

5th Annual Canada’s Red White and Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 17, 2018 Auctioneer: Scott Johnstone Sale Management: Johnstone Auction Mart

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls

10 Polled Hereford Two Year Old Bulls 24 Polled Hereford Yearling Bulls 9 Black Angus Bulls 22 Red Angus Bulls 2 Limousin Bulls 4 Charolais Bull 1 Hybrid Bull 1 Sale Total 73

Gross

Average

$39,750.00 $115,046.00 $33,597.00 $86,455.00 $6,400.00 $17,522.00 $3,100.00 $4,000.00 $305,900.00

$3,975.00 $4,794.00 $3,733.00 $3,930.00 $3,200.00 $4,388.00 $3,100.00 $4,000.00 $4,190.00

Oakview, Perkin and Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 17, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Simmental Bulls 15 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 15 Purebred Simmental Bulls 31 Halfblood Simmental Bull 1 Sale Total 62

Gross

Average

$94,755.00 $70,650.00 $182,497.00 $4,000.00 $351,900.00

$6,317.00 $4,710.00 $5,887.00 $4,000.00 $5,676.00

High Selling Lots Lot 78 - Oakview Explosive 90E S: Oakview Titan 20Y DS: Sunny Valley Dakota 9z Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: 4 Matt Simmentals

$11,000.00

High Selling Lot Lot 65 - FLYF Marksmans Affair 763E S: Wheatland Final Affair DS: KOP Marksman 36Y Consignor: Flying F Ranch Buyer: Grassdale Land & Cattle

$6,000.00

Lot 86 - Oakview Enforcer 53E S: Fairview Zeus 57Z DS: JNR Gravity Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Howe Livestock

$10,750.00

Lot 66 - Oakview Everest 77E S: WFL Outlaw 4B DS: IPU Accelerator 53U Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Prairie Ridge Stock Farm

$9,750.00

Lot 76 - Oakview Denver 608D S: PRL Houston 005H DS: Dora Lee’s Classic Image Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Windsor Farms

$9,750.00

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WLB Livestock 14th Annual Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB March 20, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Yearling Simm Bulls 37 Percentage Yearling Simm Bulls 6 Sale Total 43

Gross

Average

$224,350.00 $28,950.00 $253,300.00

$6,064.00 $4,825.00 $5,890.70

Lot 11 - WLB Big Easy 8A 385E S: Kuntz Sherriff 8A DS: Wheatland Bull 462P Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Triple T Diamond Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 6 - WLB Pittsburgh 42Z 458E S: Erixon Game On 42Z DS: Sunny Valley Force 47Y Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Roy Graham

$12,000.00

Lot 22 - TSZ Black Powder 246E S: TSZ Full Merrit 637Z DS: Wheatland Black Powder 14Z Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Ron Arendt

$9,250.00

Lot 5 - TSZ Hot Spot 263E S: TSZ Columbo 923C DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$9,000.00

Lot 14 - TSZ Western Star 233E S: TSZ Columbo 923C DS: Scissors Kosmos Pride 8S Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: Nick Rampton

$8,750.00

Lot 2 - Rainbow River Riddler 22E S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: MSC Fantasy Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Black Omin Cattle Co.

$5,000.00

Lot 6 - Rainbow River Riddler 43E S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Brad Thompson

$5,000.00

Lot 13 - Rainbow River Vision 33E S: MR CCF Vision DS: LFE Bring It Black 811K Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Trevor Diell

$5,000.00

Lot 20 - Rainbow River Royal 27E S: NUG Royal Red 324A DS: FSP Macho Man 6M Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Lach Farms

$5,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 13 - WLB Blaze On 365C 361E S: WLB Bounty Hunter 365C DS: TH Black Edition 8R Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Ferme Gagnon

$20,000.00

Paint ‘Em Black 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Maple Creek, SK March 21, 2018 Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Sale Total Commercial Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

32 32 10 10

$194,752.00 $194,752.00 $16,630.00 $16,630.00

$6,086.00 $6,086.00 $1,663.00 $1,663.00

High Selling Lots Lot 1 - TSZ General 228E S: RF Captain Black 430B DS: TSZ Apollo 508Y Consignor: Herter Simmentals Buyer: 7L7

$9,500.00

Rainbow River Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale

Fisher Branch, MB March 21, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

19 10 29

$72,105.00 $36,450.00 $108,555.00

$3,795.00 $3,645.00 $3,743.00

High Selling Lots Lot 27 - Rainbow River Linette 44E S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Consignor: Rainbow River Simmentals Buyer: Circle L Simmentals

$8,250.00

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Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale

Red Deer, AB March 22, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Simmental Bulls 25 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 6 Purebred Simmental Bulls 17 Sale Total 48

Gross

Average

$193,000.00 $26,598.00 $104,601.00 $324,200.00

$7,720.00 $4,433.00 $6,153.00 $6,754.00

High Selling Lots Lot 23 - Starwest Evidence S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Crossroad Radium 789U Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: MI Simmentals

$31,000.00

Perrot Cattle Company & Come As U R Simmentals & Black Angus 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK March 23, 2018 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Yearling Bulls Angus Yearling Bulls Simmental Open Heifers Angus Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

14 20 4 5 43

$71,850.00 $121,150.00 $16,250.00 $29,450.00 $238,700.00

$5,132.00 $6,058.00 $4,063.00 $5,890.00 $5,551.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - Come As U R Red Classic 24E S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: LFE BISS Black Advance 426U Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Milliken Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

The Best of the Breeds Annual Bull Sale Yorkton, SK March 25, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Yearling Simmental Bulls 23.5 Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls 14 Yearling Black Angus Bulls 16 Two Year Old Black Angus Bulls 3 Yearling Red Angus Bulls 11 Yearling Charolais Bulls 28.75 Two Year Old Charolais Bulls 2 Sale Total 98

Gross

Average

$128,100.00 $68,400.00 $61,500.00 $14,750.00 $47,800.00 $166,100.00 $10,750.00 $497,400.00

$5,451.06 $4,885.71 $3,843.75 $4,916.67 $4,345.45 $5,862.42 $5,375.00 $5,075.51

Lot 47 - APLX Wrangler 16E S: FGAF Woweffect 016A DS: Anchor “T” Ikon 1H Consignor: Applecross Cattle Buyer: R-Five Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 48 - APLX Rocky 24E S: APLX Rambo 4B DS: Sanmar Polled Pharao 12P Consignor: Applecross Cattle Buyer: Double G Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 50 - JNR Cash S: JNR’S Salton DS: GGT Willy Joe 64Y Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Rich-Mc Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 1 - Oh Kay Edgar 87E S: Majestic Specialist 27A DS: KS Bravado P68 Consignor: Oh Kay Farms Buyer: Zadunayski Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 18 - Come As U R Infiniti 32E S: Come As U R Red Rocket DS: MRL 91Y Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Larry Gordon

$6,500.00

Lot 17 - Come As U R Crossover 12E S: Wheatland Kill Switch DS: SLF Red Hummer 81U Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Drennan Farms

$6,000.00

Lot 29 - KKBS Action Packed 52E S: Hart State of War 056C DS: MRL Integrity 76Y Consignor: Come As U R Simmentals Buyer: Milliken Cattle Co.

$6,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 93 - Fairview Philosophy 99E S: Bee Phantom 79B DS: LHVS Commander 59X Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Creekside Cattle Co.

$20,000.00

Lot 108 - Fairview Villeneuve 51E S: Erixon Grand Prix 125A DS: SVS Redstream 60X Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Scott Mills

$8,250.00

Lot 95 - Fairview Payday 40E S: Bee Phantom 79B DS: Fairview Zeus 57Z Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Buyer: Dylan, Landon & Leonard Kuschak

$8,000.00

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Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK March 26, 2018 Auctioneer: Donny Peacock Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Sale Total

49 49

$284,650.00 $284,650.00

$5,810.00 $5,810.00

High Selling Lots Lot 49 - Boundary Motley 142E S: Double Bar D Motley 412C DS: Remington Red Label HR Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: R Plus Simmentals

$12,500.00

Lot 58 - Boundary 68M Vista 242E S: IPU 68M Horizon 137B DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: Crimson Cattle

$10,000.00

Lot 60 - Boundary Sherrif 144E S: Kuntz Sherrif 8A DS: 3D Mr Red Primetime 509Y Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: Larry Pankowitz

$10,000.00

Lot 62 - Boundary Red Mountain 151E S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: SKORS Red Enticer 48Z Consignor: Boundary Ranch Buyer: Larry Pankowitz

$9,500.00

Lot 27 - X-T Red Zone 55E S: IPU Red Zone 16A DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: X-T Simmentals Buyer: Mandan Lake Simmental Ranch

$9,000.00

The Advantage Simmental, Red Angus & Charolais Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK March 31, 2018 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Simmental Bulls 22 Black Purebred Simmental Bulls 9 Fullblood Simmental Bulls 16 2 Year Old Black Purebred Simm Bull 1 2 Year Old Fullblood Simm Bulls 3 Red Angus Bulls 6 Charolais Bulls 8 Sale Total 65

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$113,454.00 $40,851.00 $77,104.00 $7,500.00 $27,000.00 $25,500.00 $30,752.00 $322,150.00

$5,157.00 $4,539.00 $4,819.00 $7,500.00 $9,000.00 $4,250.00 $3,844.00 $4,956.00

Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB April 7, 2018 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Purebred Simmental Bulls Black Purebred Simm Bulls Fullblood Simm Bulls 3/4 Simmental Bulls 7/8 Simmental Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

15 24 15 2 1 57

$64,650.00 $109,992.00 $73,245.00 $10,050.00 $4,300.00 $262,250.00

$4,310.00 $4,583.00 $4,883.00 $5,025.00 $4,300.00 $4,600.87

High Selling Lots Lot 19 - Big Hills Maxamillion 249E S: FSS Maximus DS: Big Hills Governor 17Z Consignor: Big Hills Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms Ltd.

Lot 49 - BAR KR Dillon 25D S: BAR KR Mr Maltese 68A DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Aumack Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms Ltd.

$18,000.00

Lot 57 - DESS Missile 18E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Drifting “M” Black Jester 2P Consignor: Storebo Farms Buyer: 5C Farms Ltd.

$7,750.00

Lot 76 - CSCC Empire 132E S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: CMS Sochi 307A Consignor: Creekside Cattle Co. Buyer: D & S Stock Farms Ltd.

$8,600.00

Lot 12 - SRH Brick 53E S: SVS Amarillo 535C DS: LFE Playmaker 447X Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: Tri Star Cattle Co.

$7,750.00

Lot 57 - Antrim Esquire 10E S: Oakview Broadway 95B DS: Twin Brae Red Witchita Consignor: Antrim Simmentals Buyer: T & M Livestock

$7,500.00

Lot 4 - SRH Black Vegas 20E S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Handford Simmentals Buyer: DK Farms Ltd.

$7,000.00

$11,500.00

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Spirit of the North Annual Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK April 8, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Yearling Bulls Charolais Yearling Bulls Black Angus Yearling Bulls Sale Total

32 12 12 56

Gross

Average

$175,700.00 $55,150.00 $67,300.00 $298,150.00

$5,490.63 $4,595.83 $5,608.33 $5,324.11

High Selling Lots Lot 20 - CRS Mr Tyler 86E S: SVS Keystone 50A DS: ACS Red Ribeye 608S Consignor: Werstroh Farms Ltd. Buyer: SAJ Simmentals

$10,500.00

Cattle Capital Bull Sale

Ste. Rose Dulac, MB April 9, 2018 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Gelbvieh Bulls Charolais Bulls Black Angus Bulls Sale Total

15 11 12 6 44

$70,600.00 $50,450.00 $52,800.00 $23,300.00 $197,150.00

$4,706.67 $4,586.36 $4,400.00 $3,883.33 $4,480.68

High Selling Lots Lot 15 - Sunville Springsteen 35E S: LFE Springsteen 449Y DS: IPU Red Touchdown 32S Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Trevor Bartkiw

$8,000.00

Lot 5 - CRS Mr Tyler 61E S: SVS Keystone 50A DS: ACS Red Ribeye 608S Consignor: Werstroh Farms Ltd. Buyer: North Creek Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 18 - CRS Mr Tyler 81E S: SVS Keystone 50A DS: ACS Red Ribeye 608S Consignor: Werstroh Farms Ltd. Buyer: Maurice Bussiere

$8,500.00

Lot 4 - CRS Mr Black Tank 58E S: SRH Black Tank 70A DS: Erixon Lad 93X Consignor: Werstroh Farms Ltd. Buyer: Grant Schlekewy

$8,000.00

Lot 9 - CRS Mr Tyler 67E S: SVS Keystone 50A DS: ACS Red Ribeye 608S Consignor: Werstroh Farms Ltd. Buyer: Gordy Zyznomirski

$7,000.00

Lot 12 - Sunville Springsteen 24E S: LFE Springsteen 449Y DS: R Plus 2169M Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Terrance Caumartin

$7,400.00

Lot 9 - Sunville Excalibur S: Big Hills Red Bomb 65B DS: Beech Bros Booster 52Y Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Leonard Zdan

$6,000.00

Lot 11 - Sunville Captain 18E S: Sunville Captain DS: Anchor “T” Metro 4E Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: David Dyck and Darryl Elias

$6,000.00

Lot 23 - Sunville Executive S: Beech Bros Booster 52Y DS: Crossroad Radium 789U Consignor: Sunville Simmentals Buyer: Curtis Zdan

$5,750.00

Ryan Cook, will be leaving the Canadian Simmental Country after this issue. We thank him for his dedication over the past two years with us and would like to wish him the best in his future endevors.

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GARTH CUTLER

ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

ryan_gylander@hotmail.com

1.780.621.2737

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

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

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

Where only 2 year old bulls sell

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

Dave & Krista Erixon Box 156 Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0

306-270-2893

Red & Black Simmentals

www.erixonsimmentals.com

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

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

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ABC Cattle Co................................................ 66 Adair Ranch.................................................... 62 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 72 Alata Genetics................................................ 73 Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 69 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals................... 35, 62 Applecross Cattle........................................... 62 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.......................... 66 Aumack Simmentals....................................... 66 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 62 Big Rock Simmentals & Hay Sales................. 62 Black River Farms.......................................... 69 Black Sand Cattle Company........................... 68 Blushrose Simmental Farm............................ 66 Bohrson Marketing Services........................... 73 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 68 Boomer Creek Livestock................................ 69 Bouchard Livestock International................... 73 Boundary Ranch............................................. 66 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................. 73 Bow Valley Genetics....................................... 73 Brooksland Farms.......................................... 69 BS Ranch....................................................... 62 Canadian Bull Congress................................. 72 Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 73 Carey, Brent.................................................... 72 Car-Laur Simmentals...................................... 69 Cattle Cures.................................................... 72 Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 62 City View Simmentals..................................... 66 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.................................. 69 Crossroad Farms............................................ 66 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 62 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd.......... 73 Deeg Simmental............................................. 62 Destiny Simmentals........................................ 69 Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 63 Don Heggie Simmentals................................. 63 Donovandale Farms....................................... 69 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 69 Dorran Marketing Ltd...................................... 72 Dorran, Steve................................................. 72 Double Bar D Farms............................... IFC, 66 Double G Simmentals..................................... 66 Downey Farms............................................... 68 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................. 70 Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 70 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals................................ 63 East Poplar Simmentals................................. 67 Edge, Dean..................................................... 72 EDN Simmentals............................................ 67 Elm Tree Farms.............................................. 70 Erixon Simmentals.......................................... 67 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 62 Ferme Gagnon Inc.................................... 55, 71 Foley Simmentals........................................... 70 Genex Cooperative, Inc.................................. 73 GJR Simmentals............................................. 67 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................... 72 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 70 Grinalta Farms................................................ 63

H.S. Knill Co. Ltd............................................ 73 Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 63 Hannah Simmentals....................................... 63 Hart Simmentals............................................. 37 Harvie Ranching............................................. 63 High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 68 High Country Cattle Services......................... 63 Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 70 Hoegl Livestock.............................................. 67 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 70 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............. 73 Janzen Ranches............................................. 63 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 70 JNR Farms..................................................... 63 Keato Meadow Simmentals............................ 63 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 63 Kulyk Simmentals........................................... 51 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 67 LaBatte Simmentals....................................... 67 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................. 67 Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 63 Lewis Farms............................................ 63, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 67 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 71 Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd........................ 72 Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 63 Luv-N-It Cattle Company................................ 63 M & J Farms................................................... 69 M & R Cattle Co.............................................. 64 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................... 64 Mader Ranches........................................ 39, 64 Maple Key Farm............................................. 70 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 69 Masterfeeds.................................................... 72 Maxwell Simmentals................................. 41, 64 McCormack Family Ranch............................. 67 MCG Simmentals........................................... 64 McIntosh Livestock......................................... 67 McManus Simmentals.................................... 69 McMillen Ranching Ltd................................... 67 Meadow Acres Farms..................................... 67 MI Simmentals................................................ 64 Muirhead Cattle Co......................................... 67 New Holland Agricultural.................................. 1 Nolara Farms.................................................. 64 North Creek Simmentals................................ 67 North Hill Simmentals..................................... 64 O Double E Simmentals................................. 64 Oberg, Don..................................................... 72 O’Brien Farms................................................ 70 O’Grady, Linden.............................................. 72 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 64 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 64 Parkhill Ranches............................................. 64 Pearson Farms............................................... 64 Pheasantdale Simmentals.............................. 67 Phillips Farms Simmentals............................. 71 Pine Creek Simmentals.................................. 64 Porter Ranches............................................... 64 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd................................... 53 ProRich Seeds................................................ 69

R Plus Simmentals......................................... 45 Rancier Farms.......................................... 41, 65 RDG Simmentals............................................ 65 Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................................... 70 Rendezvous Farms........................................ 69 River Point Cattle Co...................................... 70 Riverbank Farms............................................ 69 Robb Farms.................................................... 68 Robson Acres................................................. 70 Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 65 Rust Mountain View Ranch............................ 71 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 68 Saugeen Acres............................................... 65 Scissors Creek Cattle Co............................... 53 Seven-M Livestock......................................... 65 Silver Smith Farms......................................... 65 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................... 65 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 72 SKOR Simmentals.......................................... 65 Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 65 Spring Creek Simmentals......................... 47, 68 Spring Lake Simmentals........................... 41, 65 Starwest Farms.............................................. 65 Steen Agencies............................................... 72 Stewart Simmentals........................................ 70 Stock, Mark..................................................... 72 Stockmens Insurance..................................... 72 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 65 Storebo Farm.................................................. 68 Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 71 Sully’s Farm.................................................... 70 Sun Rise Simmentals............................... 53, 68 Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 65 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 68 Swan Lake Farms..................................... 53, 68 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 65 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.................. 45, 47, 53, 73 The Register................................................... 71 Timberlind Auctions........................................ 72 Todd Simmentals............................................ 71 Transcon Livestock Corp........................ 73, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix.............................................. 73 Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 71 Tryon Simmentals........................................... 71 TSN Livestock................................................ 69 Twin Brae Simmentals.................................... 69 Tymarc Livestock............................................ 65 Verleysen Farms............................................. 66 Virginia Ranch................................................ 66 W2 Farms....................................................... 68 W2 Land & Cattle........................................... 66 Weldehaven Farms........................................ 71 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................... 65 Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 66 Wheatland Cattle Co...................................... 57 Wild Oak Farms.............................................. 71 Windy Knoll Farm........................................... 71 WJ Simmentals............................................... 66 Wolfe Farms................................................... 66 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh............................................ 66 XRC Simmentals............................................ 68

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Spring 2018 Publication Information ......................................... 2 From The Gate Post (English) .............................. 4 Breed Improvement (English).............................. 6 YCSA Alumni Story .................................................. 8 From The Gate Post (French) .............................10 From The Director’s Chair ...................................11 Vet’s Advice ..............................................................12 On The Road ............................................................13 Breed Improvement (French) ............................14 Member Announcemens ....................................15 Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation .......................16

CSA Contacts ...........................................................21 CSA Convention 2018 ..........................................22 Saskatchewan Simmental Association ...........24 Manitoba Simmental Association ....................25 Ontario Simmental Association ........................26 Maritime Simmental Association .....................27 CBBC News Release ..............................................28 Simmental On The Move ....................................33 2018 Sale Reports ..................................................34 Ad Index.....................................................................74 What’s Happening .................................................76

#13, 4101 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 P: (403) 250-7979 • F: (403) 250-5121 www.simmental.com • E: cansim@simmental.com CSA Executive

CSA Directors

President Lee McMillen Carievale, SK P: (306) 928-4820 C: (306) 483-8067 mrbulls@gmail.com

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

First Vice-President Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca Second Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

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

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684 Alberta President Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca Field Person Dwayne Martin Box 1066, Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Saskatchewan President Ryan Lundberg Eastend, SK P: (306) 295-7999 ryan_lundberg2@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca Ontario President Brittany Barkley Wellesley, ON P: (519) 656-2199 gravandale@netflash.net Member Services Manager: Josh Woodisse memberservices@gmail.com Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Maritimes President Kerwin Delong Kingston, NS P: (902) 765-2645 kdelong@bellaliant.net

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Sue Giles P: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com

Secretary: Jennie Mutch P: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

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What’s Happening MAY May 10 -13 Livestock Market Association of Canada Convention Whitewood/Moosomin, SK

JUNE Jun. 9

Jun. 9 Jun. 16

Manitoba Simmental Association Summer Show Lundar, MB Maritimes Simmental Association Pasture Tour & Breeder Social Linden, NS Alberta Simmental Association Annual General Meeting Olds, AB

JULY Jul.5 - 8

Quebec All Breeds Junior Show Brome, QC Jul. 9 - 13 Summer Synergy Olds, AB Jul. 25 St-Hyancinthe Fair - Simmental Show Saint-Hyacinthe, QC Jul. 20 - 22 Ontario Trillium Classic Navan, ON Jul. 31 Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Aug. 2 Prince Albert, SK

AUGUST Aug. 3 - 5

Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Neepawa, MB Aug. 9 - 10 Canadian Simmental Association Convention Olds, AB Aug. 9 - 12 National YCSA Show Olds, AB Aug. 10 The Cobra Event Olds, AB Aug. 11 Simmental Innovations Olds, AB Aug. 11 CSA Annual General Meeting Olds, AB Aug. 11 FCSF Auction Olds, AB Aug. 15 - 19 Canadian Beef Industry Conference London, ON Aug. 16 - 19 Cookshire Fair - Simmental Show Cookeshire-Easton, QC Aug. 23 Ayer’s Cliff Fair - Simmental Show Ayer’s Cliff, QC

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Aug. 29 Sept. 3

Brome Fair - Simmental Show Brome, QC

SEPTEMBER Sept. 21 - 23 Maritime YCSA Classic Windosr, NS Sept. 24-28 World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress Fort Worth, Texas, USA Sept. 27 Ferme Gagnon Female Sale Cheneville, QC

OCTOBER Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 5 - 7 Oct. 10 -12 Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 24 - 28

Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Rimbey, AB Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Dawson Creek, BC Olds Fall Classic Olds, AB Beef Expo Victoriaville, QC Set Your Sights Olds, AB Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures Sale Rimbey, AB River Point Cattle Co & Guests Fall Gala Sale Glencow, ON Ottawa Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON Partners for Progress Sale 8th Edition Shefford, QC Canadian National Simmental Show Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB

NOVEMBER Nov. 2 - 11

Royal Agriculture Winter Fair Toronto, ON Nov. 7 - 11 Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Nov. 19 - 24 Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK


Thank you for your support

Thank you to Agricola Y Ganadera La Altena, Guadalajara, Mexico for buying Lot 2

Best worlds both

Bull Sale

Thank you to W2 Land & Cattle, Erixon Simmentals, and W2 Farms for buying Lot 79 Beechinor Bros., Bentley, AB Agricola Y Ganadera La Altena, Guadalajara, MEX Glenn Todd, Glenavon, SK Triple H Cattle Co, Cupar, SK Don Koberstein, Barrhead, AB Bryson Land & Cattle, Estevan, SK 5-W Simmentals, Dauphin, MB Morgan Sigurdson, Ste Rose du Lac, MB Bouchard Livestock, Crossfield, AB Terry Bartel, Roblin, MB Jeremy Isaac, Carrot River, SK Bordertown Farms Ltd., Milton, SK Sunville Simmentals, McCreary, MB MC Quantock, Lloydminster, AB Davon Bartel, Roblin, MB William Huppertz & Sons, Westlock, AB Sandridge Ranch, Carrot River, SK Ted Isaac, Preeceville, SK RL Fleckvieh, Brandon, IA Brian Friesen, Roblin, MB Sentes Farms, Raymore, SK Jason Kinzie, Saskatoon, SK Kinzie Farms, Saskatoon, SK Bowes Farms Ltd, Kamsack, SK

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Guttormson Cattle Ranch, Velva, ND Doug Baumgartner, Montmartre, SK Adrian Arnason, Kendal, SK 5M, Ryan Manz, Moose Jaw, SK Bar J Stock Farm, Yorkton, SK Sandridge Ranch, Carrot River, SK Mitch Metherall, Kelvington, SK Kyle Loveridge, Melville, SK Noel Belshiem, Marwayne, AB Tommy Dush, Elba, NE RJG Farms, Gladstone, MB Ford Land & Cattle, Vian, OK Jarret Bieber, Wolseley, SK Drew Parks, Rocanville, SK S & A Frericks Farms, Ashton, SD Roger Polvi, Esterhazy, SK ARA Cattle Co, Wessington, SD Devin Waterhouse, Marcelin, SK Elwood Dayman, Kipling, SK Brad Clark, Uxbridge, ON Murray Showdra, Shortdale, MB Stan Unger, Norquay, SK Ferme Gagnon Farm, Chenville, QC Shane Stammers, Oyen, AB Perry Wolff, Edgar, WI

W2 Land & Cattle, Vermillion, AB Erixon Simmentals, Clavet, SK W2 Farms, Leroy, SK Greg Black, Karlsruhe, ND Lillian River Ranch Ltd., Endeavor, SK Kuntz Simmentals, Battleford, SK Scissors Creek, Whitewood, SK Bar D-H, McGregor, MB David Lowenberg, Windthorst, SK Prairi Wind Farms Ltd., Estevan, SK ABK Livestock, Grenfell, SK Brady Farms, Carlyle, SK RFK Simmentals, Caistor Centre, ON Austin Vollman, Preeceville, SK Peter Kerrigan, Plympton-Wyoming, ON Teale Farms, Tisdale, SK Harvey Welter, Viscount, SK David Urschel, Broadview, SK Carrie Wilson, Archerwill, SK JB Farms, Dropmore, MB Dustin Horatchka, Roblin, MB Common Farms Ltd., Rivers, MB Brady Farms, Carlyle, SK Justin Aspelieter, Sedley, SK 2B Land & Cattle, Ashern, MB

Kevin Lang, Waldron, SK Poplar Bluff, Shaunavon, SK Key Seven Farms, Bengough, SK Percyview Farms Ltd., Kisbey, SK G & B Feeders, Paradise Hill, SK Randy & Kathy Belway, Radville, SK Zagrodney Farms, Fosston, SK Firman Land & Livestock, Arborg, MB L4, Don Lees, Arcola, SK Brian Pugh, Rose Valley, SK S & A Frericks Farms, Ashton, SD Horner Cattle Co, Minnedosa, MB Monty Ewen Farms, Kelvington, SK Darwin Froese, Grandview, MB Har J Cattle Co, Langenburg, SK Bar J Charolais, Amaranth, MB Firman Land & Livestock, Arborg, MB Golden Prairie Ent. Ltd., Grenfell, SK Andrew Robson, Minnedosa, MB Ted Elmy, Kelvington, SK Harvey Welter, Viscount, SK Shawn Muhr, Odessa, SK Kevin Lang, Waldron, SK

Double Bar D Farms Box 580 Grenfell Saskatchewan Canada S0G 2B0 www.doublebardfarms.com kenshau@yourlink.ca Ken Dimler 306-697-7204 Richard Dimler 306-697-7298 Allan Hjertaas 306-452-8427

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33rd Annual Bull Sale February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm Spruce Grove

Sale Summary

264 Bulls - Gross - $2,327,150 - Average $8,643 47 Black Simmental Yearlings Averaged $9,276 59 Black Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,122 30 Red Simmental Yearlings Averaged $8,716 28 Red Simmental Extra Age Averaged $8,892 27 Fullblood Simmental Yearlings Averaged $10,037 8 Fullblood Simmental Extra Age Averaged $9,500 18 Black Angus Yearlings Averaged $8,236 36 Black Angus Extra Age Averaged $7,722 11 Red Angus Extra Age Averaged $6,286

High Selling Bulls: Lot 143 212 412 38 500 21 427 310

Price $57,000.00 $44,000.00 $30,000.00 $28,000.00 $27,500.00 $26,000.00 $25,500.00 $25,000.00

Buyer Bouchard & TSN Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Westman Farms Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co. Brooks Simmentals Westman Farms Kye & Doug Westman Nickel Farms

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 kyle@lewisfarms.ca jordan@lewisfarms.ca corrie@lewisfarms.ca Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207

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