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Volume 16 Issue 2 September 2016 What’s Inside Dave Raymond

Raymond Land & Cattle Ltd. — Simmental/Angus Cross Makes Excellent Replacement Heifers

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Gate Post — The Canadian Simmental Convention – A Huge Success!

12 Breed Improvement — Setting the Profit Bar

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Vet’s Advice — The Use Of NonSteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

26 Birth Weight’s Effect On Profit – Part 1

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What’s Happening

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Commercial Country

Simmental/Angus Cross Makes Excellent Replacement Heifers

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Story By Lee Hart

f the customer is always right, then Dave Raymond figures their family ranch in southern Saskatchewan, must be on the right track. They continue to produce high quality, Simmental/Red Angus cross bred replacement heifers, in demand by commercial beef producers across Western Canada. Marketing bred heifers isn’t the only part of the beef program on the sixth generation operation, Raymond Land & Cattle Ltd., located in Aneroid, Saskatchewan. They also produce an excellent, uniform group of steers regularly, sought after by order buyers. After more than 20 years of ongoing, fine-tuning, and selection improvement in their breeding program, the replacement heifer business continues to be a very profitable enterprise for the extensive mixed farming operation. The ranch has a 20,500-acre land base, with about 7000 acres cropped in grains and pulses, while the remaining acres are devoted to forage and pasture production. “My dad started the replacement heifer program in 1995,” says Dave Raymond, who farms with his wife Crystal, their three young children, as well as Dave’s parents Alan and Elva Raymond. “It started small and we’ve just kept growing, and working to improve the quality of the cattle over the years. I guess we are searching for the perfect animal, and we’ll probably never get there, but we are always looking for improved traits in both the Simmental and Angus breeds that all contribute to producing good quality heifers.” Raymond Land & Cattle is running a 1,100 head predominantly Red Angus cow herd. Roughly half of those are bred back to Angus, while the other half are bred to Red Simmental. All calves are backgrounded over winter on the farm. Steers and feeder heifers are marketed to finishing operations in March at 900 to 1000 pounds. Heifer calves from the straight Angus breeding program will be kept as replacements for their own cow herd, while heifers from the Simmental/Angus program will be bred to Angus and marketed as bred heifers at 18 to 19 months of age. ADDING VALUE “It is a value-added opportunity for the ranch,” says Dave. The good quality crossbred replacement heifers can be marketed for considerably more as bred heifers than they could just going into the meat market. “We’re producing good heifers that have appealed to our clients over the years,” he says. “We have many repeat customers who look to us to supply most or all of the replacement cattle for their own operations. They see the value in the cattle we are producing.” Last year, these half Simmental/half Angus bred heifers fetched an average selling price of just under $3,500 each at their annual bred heifer sale in early December. The ranch was established in 1907 by Raymond ancestors. Dave’s grandfather at one time produced purebred, horned Hereford cattle and later, the farm also produced purebred, Red Angus cattle. Dave’s father first became interested in Simmental cattle a number of years ago, recognizing the value of the hybrid vigour achieved in crossing British breeds with the larger continental breeds. While they worked

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with hybrid bulls consisting of 3/8 Simmental and 5/8 Red Angus, crossed with a predominately Hereford-based cow herd for a few years, they realized that program was producing inconsistent results; not necessarily in the quality of cattle, but certainly in color. In 2006 Dave married Crystal Blake, who grew up on her family’s ranch, Wood River Charolais, located in McCord, Saskatchewan. Together they strategized over the direction of the breeding program at Raymond Land & Cattle. They decided to achieve the vigour and improve consistency in the herd, to focus on producing a straight Red Angus cow herd and use purebred Red Simmental bulls in their crossbreeding program. It has proved to be a very successful approach. “We are producing good quality cattle, but we are always looking for improved genetics in both the Simmental and Angus breeds,” says Dave. On both sides of the breeding program, the Raymonds focus on improving the maternal traits in the herd. Growth is important, but they are also looking for traits that improve good milk production, easy calving, good temperament and easy keeping. “The cross breeding program with the Simmental also ensures we are producing cattle with good feet and legs,” says Crystal. “That’s important when pasturing cattle on varying conditions of prairie rangeland.” Dave estimates at least half of the bred heifers marketed by the ranch go into commercial operations where as replacement cattle they are bred to Charolais bulls to produce those growthy calves in a terminal cross. TWO-STAGE CALVING SEASON Raymond Land & Cattle has a two stage calving season. They have about 200 head of Red Angus replacement heifers that are bred early and begin calving by late February. The main cowherd, which is exposed to a 55 to 60 day breeding season, begins calving on pasture around April 1. By paying attention to proper nutrition and supplements, Dave estimates about 85% of the herd calves during the first breeding cycle. After calving, the herd moves into a summer grazing program primarily on tame grass pasture. After weaning, during the second or third week of October, the cows move onto the saved, harder grass of native rangeland pastures. All steers and heifer calves are put into a backgrounding feeding program. Depending on the year, the cowherd remains on native grass through until about mid December and then are moved into a corn grazing program. The Raymonds have been producing corn for about 10 years. “We’ve used it for grazing in the past and this is the first year we have gone into it in a bigger way,” says Dave. After buying a corn planter, they seeded about 800 acres of corn in 2016. Around 400 acres will be chopped for silage, while the other 400 acres will be used for winter grazing. He’s expecting the corn grazing to carry the herd until about mid-March. “Ideally we’d like to develop a system where we have year-round grazing and don’t have to feed cattle at all, but we’re not quite there,” says Dave. He will plan to feed cows from the end of winter grazing through until about mid to late April. IMPRESSIVE GROUP OF STEERS Meanwhile on the backgrounding side, the Raymonds make the first cut of the calf crop at weaning. Any heifer calves that aren’t suitable for

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replacements will be sorted off with the steers. All calves in the backgrounding program will be fed a total mixed ration that includes barley, silage, hay and supplements. They’ll step up the grain ration later in winter to get market animals into the 900 to 1000 pound range before they are sold in March. “While bred heifers are an important part of our program, the backgrounded steer calves that we bring to town in March, are also the bread and butter of our herd,” says Crystal. “We are proud of the uniform group of easy fleshing steer calves that we put through the sale. In 2015 we ended up holding back a pod load of these heavier weight steers, and finished them at Red Coat Feeders just a few miles up the road. It was nice to be able to see them right to finish.” All heifers with replacement potential will be evaluated again in March with a final decision made on those that will be kept, and bred. The Raymonds are tough on culling their cowherd, and plan to keep about 20% of heifers for their own herd replacements. The Angus heifers being kept for replacements will be bred early so they are calving by February. While the Simmental/ Angus cross heifers that will be marketed in their bred-heifer program, will be exposed to a 45-day breeding season starting around June 1. As the bred heifer program continues to develop, Dave says they will have about 200 head for the annual sale the first Saturday in December. For several years they have partnered with Angus breeder Gehl Ranch and held their bred heifer sale in conjunction with Gehl’s cattle at their ranch near Hodgeville, east of Swift Current. “And we’ve also taken a group of bred heifers to the Canadian Western Agribition commercial show and sale in Regina,” says Dave. “It gives us a bit more exposure. The last couple of years our heifers have caught the attention of Ontario cattle producers.” In 2015 Raymond Land and Cattle Ltd. was named the Saskatchewan Simmental Commercial Breeder of the Year as well as the Saskatchewan Angus Commercial Producer of the Year. While the Raymonds appreciate there are many good beef breeds, Dave says the Simmental breed has the best fit for their breeding program. They source their Simmental bulls from Erixon Simmentals from Clavet, Saskatchewan. “They are good quality cattle that have the traits and characteristics we are looking for, especially in our bred-heifer program,” says Dave. “We’re looking for a nice moderate sized animal, that has performance, but we’re also selecting for maternal traits. Years ago Simmentals in our area were a larger boned, framier-type of cattle but I believe they have done one of the best jobs of any of the breeds in developing cattle well suited to Canadian beef production. They certainly are the best fit for what we are doing here.”


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From the Gate Post

Bruce Holmquist General Manager - Canadian Simmental Association

The Canadian Simmental Convention – A Huge Success!

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he Saskatchewan Simmental Association was the host of the on the CSA Board. Following the meeting the 2016 -2017 CSA Executive 2016 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Convention in was elected consisting of President Lee McMillen, 1st Vice President Lloydminster, Saskatchewan from July 21st until the 24th. The Garth Rancier, and 2nd Vice President Blair McRae. schedule began Thursday morning with the CSA board and The CSA banquet which was held Saturday evening was staff meeting for a marketing review presentation provided by AdFarm. attended by over 225 guests who enjoyed a fabulous meal and visiting This review is the first step in laying the groundwork for the direction of that continued into the early morning. During the brief program following the CSA’s marketing heading into the 50th Anniversary of Simmental in the meal, a presentation was made of a cheque for $11,427.00 to the YCSA Canada next year, and beyond. Later in the afternoon the CSA/Provincial representing Simmental’s portion of the 2016 T Bar Invitational Golf President’s meeting of representatives from the Provincial Simmental Tournament. This brings the total raised through that tournament for the Associations along with the CSA board and staff was held. This annual YCSA program to $79,000 over the past nine years. Thank you to T Bar face to face meeting provides the opportunity for updating on CSA and all involved for this ongoing support of our youth. programming, as well as discussion on the activities from within the The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction Provincial Simmental Associations. A time of fellowship was enjoyed completed the evening and was once again one of the highlights of the later during the evening social which brought together attendees from Convention. This year’s sale continued to build on the success of previous across Canada. auctions and raised $100,000 for research, youth programming and The following day’s events started with the Friends of Canadian scholarships. Congratulations to all involved including the Foundation Simmental Foundation Board of Directors meeting, as well as the National Board of Directors, the Auction committee and all the volunteers. As YCSA Annual General meeting. YCSA competition classes began later in well a huge thank you to all who donated and to those who bought and the morning and continued through the day. The Simmental Innovations bid on the items. Special mention to McMillen Ranching, Carievale, Symposium was also held with participants hearing presentations from Saskatchewan for the donation of the 2016 FCSF heifer that raised Dr. Wade Shafer, Executive Vice President of the American Simmental $30,980.00. As a result of the hard work and support from many, a cheque Association, Tom Lynch-Staunton, Canadian Cattlemen Association and was presented from the Foundation to the YCSA during their show for David Milliner, Canadian Simmental producer and Canadian Simmental $15,000. Association’s 1st Vice President. A wide range of topics were covered Sunday’s activities began with the Friends of Canadian Simmental relating to genetic improvement for the Canadian Beef Industry through Foundation AGM and then the focus moved to the YCS Conformation the Simmental breed; those in attendance gained knowledge relating to classes. This was the culmination of the YCS events which occurred over seed-stock production, as well as allowing for questions on CSA breed the weekend and included competitors from Alberta to the Maritimes. The improvement programming. Issues management within the beef industry enthusiasm of the participants and quality of the cattle paraded before and sustainable beef production was a well-received presentation that Judge Lance Leachman was exceptional and evidence of the strong future was added to the program this year, and was very timely with the that lays ahead for Simmental in Canada. recent focus on the controversial beef marketing programs used by A special guest at the CSA Convention this year was Denisse some retailers. A Casino night hosted by the Saskatchewan Simmental Almaguer Wong, who attended representing the Mexican Simmental Association was a popular event on Friday evening as participants tried Simbrah Association. Denisse added some International flair to the events their luck at the various games of chance. and during the banquet extended an invitation to all Canadian Simmental Saturday was a day full of activity that began with a CSA Breeders to attend the Simmental Simbrah Congress of the Americas in Board of Directors meeting, and while the Board was dealing with the Guadalajara, Mexico October 10th -15th. If you are interested in attending business of the Association there was opportunity for others to watch the Congress contact myself for information on possible funding the YCSA Showmanship classes, which was judged by Jill Harvie. The assistance for travel costs. afternoon began with the CSA Annual General meeting which presented It was a very busy few days in Lloydminster during which CSA the various reports on activities within the CSA. The financial status members and Simmental enthusiasts from across Canada were shown of the CSA remains very solid with another surplus being recognized some excellent Saskatchewan hospitality. Thank you to the Saskatchewan for the 2015 fiscal year, which illustrates the success and presence that Simmental Association and everyone involved, your enthusiasm and Simmental is enjoying in the marketplace, and is also a credit to the CSA dedication to the Simmental breed is appreciated. Plans are underway board and staff and their adherence to sound fiscal management. An for the 2017 Canadian Simmental Convention that will be hosted by the election was held for the three CSA Director positions which saw Marlin Maritimes Simmental Association in Fredericton, New Brunswick next LeBlanc, Roger Deeg and Larry Barkley join the board for three year summer, so watch for details and make plans to attend and experience the terms. Retiring Directors Lacey Fisher, David Milliner and Maureen Simmental excitement! Mappin-Smith were presented with gifts of appreciation for their time

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Our 2016 offering is as strong as ever...

Siblings to the females below will sell! TNT Miss W31

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Daughter of W31 that was the 2015 high selling black bred to Mader Ranches, maternal sibs will sell

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Progeny will be on offer Thank you to Sunny Valley in our 2016 event from this for their continued support feature donor that sold last and purchasing the high year to Feddes Red Angus. selling red bred.

$12,000 high selling red open that sold to Beechinor Bros & Ferme Gagnon - maternal sibs sell

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Breed Improvement

Setting the Profit Bar By Sean McGrath - Breed Improvement Consultant

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here is no question that it has been an interesting time in the cattle markets over the last couple of years. With calf markets reaching unprecedented highs, to their current fallback in price, feed yards dealing with unprecedented losses, beef demand recovering historic highs and volatility reaching never before seen levels there has never been a better time to learn about marketing and profitability. Through all of this roller coaster ride, one simple rule emerges over and over again. In order to be profitable, at some point, someone else has to have more invested in your cattle than you do. This concept can sometimes be a bit difficult to digest as we all have a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and money invested in our individual cattle operations. But for long term profit, we have to have customers that invest more per calf than it costs to produce them. This translates into a couple of key principles. For my money, the first thing to focus on is that we need to be grateful for, our customers, and express this gratitude. Secondly, this also means we need to ensure that we are adding inherent value that our customers can realize. In the long term, each customer, whether they are buying bulls, females, feeder calves or fat cattle, has the need to sell those animals for more than they have invested. With this mindset, the further our product is from the end consumer in the beef chain, the more factors we need to consider as we are adding value for a bigger portion of the chain. A seedstock supplier has a tremendous responsibility, and they need to consider their direct customer’s needs which may include things such as calving ease, weaning weight, and maternal strength. In order for their customer to have people interested in investing in their calves, they need to think about feedlot gain, feed conversion and carcass characteristics. Additionally, for the customer of their customer, and further down the chain, we need to consider things such as meat quality, cutability, shelf life and consumer satisfaction. The seedstock industry establishes the genetic potential for the industry as a whole. A cow/calf producer is selling calves with a genetic makeup already in place, so the focus shifts to managing the cattle to be healthy and in a position to realize their full potential further down the chain. Feedlots are responsible for health and handling, as well as marketing decisions that place a premium carcass in the hands of packers, who are responsible for cutting, handling and sorting those carcasses in a way that creates the best eating experience for the consumer, who is the only source of new money into the system. When we take all of these considerations into account, and combine it with the volatility of the marketplace, it sometimes seems that things are spinning out of control. One of the exciting ways that we can deal with increased volatility and the need to focus beyond our place in the production chain is to access improved information

with which to make decisions. Improvements to information occur through enhanced timeliness and more accurate information. A good analogy would be the weather report. An accurate and timely weather report allows us to deal with what is coming much more effectively than one that is completely off base. Improving the power of the genetic weather report is one of the major roles of the Canadian Simmental Association and its membership who supply Sim genetics to the beef industry. Simmental breeders have invested significant amounts both independently, and through the breed association into new technology that uses DNA samples directly from animals as young as a day old, to significantly improve the accuracy of genetic evaluation, and access traits that are hard to measure directly. In a nutshell, the technology allows us to look at an animal’s DNA directly, and do a better job of figuring out the genetics it contains that will be passed onto commercial progeny, and do it sooner than ever before. This means we can more accurately focus our efforts on providing cattle that meet or exceed not only the customers needs, but also the customer of the customer’s needs and those of the end consumer. Historically, we have analysed genetics in hindsight, by observing performance and progeny, and then projecting those results forward onto the next generation. This is why the first word in Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) is “Expected.” Knowledge of DNA will make it possible to better manage cattle and add value to those who are investing in our product at each stage of production. While we are still trying to predict or project improvement into the next generation, the use of EPD technology has resulted in tremendous progress. By looking at the DNA of an animal directly and adding this information into the process we can improve the accuracy and speed of that projection. This means we can more accurately target increasing value and decreasing volatility in the information used in decision making. Accurately identifying the genetics present in each animal and thus better targeting where the most value can be gained means that as a whole the industry can make improvements to the current generation of cattle faster and more accurately than ever before. Genetics provide the raw material or “set the bar” for how well an animal can/will perform. The genetic makeup of an animal thus limits how much your customer, and their customer can invest in your cattle. If we think back to the original profitability proposition that your customer must have more invested in your cattle than you do, accurately setting the bar and marketing that is a key driver and potentially limitation on profitability. This is the key reason that the Canadian Simmental Association is working on implementing DNA SNP technology through their genetic evaluation. The goal is not to “set the profit bar” but to raise it.


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ith the advent of increasing consciousness in animal welfare, any products which can relieve pain, decrease inflammation and/or reduce fever are a welcome addition to the repertoire we as veterinarians have to treat clinical disease, injury, lameness and toxemias. They also may have a place in controlling post surgical pain or inflammation which might occur with castration, branding (including freeze branding) or dehorning of cattle. With pain, inflammation, or fever, when controlled there is less stress, appetite is maintained, and in many cases calves recover more quickly and are less likely to contract conditions such as respiratory disease. All non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are prescription drugs, so they must be prescribed first by your veterinarian, and they may incorporate them into treatment protocols for the treatment of specific diseases on your farm. There are three main groups of NSAIDs. Flunixine, Banamine was the original and now there are many generic trade names for the same thing. Ketoprofen, which is similar to human Ibuprofen, and has the trade name Anafen. The third type is Meloxicam, and the trade name Metacam. This product has a huge market for treating small animal arthritis primarily, (now generic meloxicams are marketed in small animals) and is the most recent one to be approved in large animals. Meloxicam now comes in an oral form approved for use in cattle and has a pain control claim for castration. Each of these products may be used for different reasons based on the veterinarian’s preference. Meloxicam comes in different formulations and can be given either intravenously, subcutaneously and now orally. The company that makes Banamine (Merck Animal Health) has also combined it together with an antibiotic fluorphenical in the same product calling it Resflor. They did research on this product and found very good recoveries with less scarred lungs in pneumonia cases. This was a result of decreasing the inflammation in the lungs, the recovery was quicker, so the antibiotic could work better and the death loss and percentage of chronics was in turn reduced. Banamine by itself is only approved for intravenous usage, but in the antibiotic combination called Resflor it can be given subcutaneously. It shows that one good shot of an anti-inflammatory really helps economically and there is often no need to repeat the treatment. Check with your veterinarian, but the addition of NSAIDs to the mix when treating pneumonias will often help. The company that makes Metacam (Boehringer Ingelheim) looked at using the product on clinically affected, scouring calves along with the standard scour treatments such as electrolytes. They found that both the calves’ appetite was better, they recovered on average quicker, plus the calves were more active. The non-metacam treated calves weren’t near as content because of uneasiness, gas pains or pain in general. Thus, treated calves put more energy into getting better and recovered quicker. One must make sure the patients are properly hydrated and have good urine flow as in under hydrated calves, kidneys may be harmed. That is generally true for all NSAIDs. Boehringer Ingelheim in another study, looked at the pain response from hot iron dehorning in young calves. While dehorning is becoming less and less necessary with the use of polled bulls in beef breeds, dehorning is still routine in young dairy calves and some strains of beef breeds (full French Charolais and Fleckvieh Simmental are two examples). The beauty with modern technology, is that we can record pressure to elicit a pain response which were used in this study. The

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pressure pushing down around the dehorning site was recorded, and the response was elicited with calves struggling or pulling back. Behavior such as flicking of the ears, head shaking or head rubbing compared to the non-dehorned animals or dehorned animals without the metacam were looked at. These calves were done at the normal six to twelve week age and a significant reduction in pain responses were noted. Some were even given local anesthetic as well, but that wears off after a few hours and the metacam took over. The same principal applies to the dehorning as with the scouring calves; appetite will be maintained, calves will be less stressed and recover quicker, plus be less prone to get sick. This is a winwin situation and should return revenue to the producer, especially in light of the fact that the amount of product used is small in these young calves. The newest product called Meloxicam Oral is manufactured by Solvet out of Calgary. They actually have a pain claim for castration on their label for 56 hours that allows you to control pain in your calves until the worst time is over. Animal welfare is pretty much at the top of the list when it comes to the public’s vision of food production and food safety. Our recent Beef Code of Practice makes the use of NSAIDs mandatory with castrating large calves starting in 2016. With castration, the push is to do it at a younger age with a painkiller of some type and most veterinarians are now recommending this for both knife and banding castrations at older ages. There are also other studies looking at lameness in the feedlot indicating lameness is significantly reduced in the feedlot with NSAIDs proving their place as painkillers. With the increase in hairy heel warts (strawberry footrot, bovine digital dermatitis) painkillers are imperative to use in these extremely painful situations along with the prescribed antibiotic. In order to be adopted for routine procedures, producers need it effective, economical, easy to administer, long lasting and have no longer of a withdrawal period than most antibiotics it may be given with. These products definitely will fit the bill. Although they do cost money when using them for routine procedures on young calves the dose is small. There may be a feed formulation but administration by needle is still pretty easy. I find new veterinarians who have grown up in the animal welfare culture, are more apt to use the Banamine, Metacam or Anafen for many other painful procedures which is a good thing. Procedures such as eye enucleations, caesarian sections, claw amputations or even prolapsed uterus’s or other exploratory surgeries do much better with the addition of an NSAIDs of that there is no doubt. With more approved products coming onto the market, competition has pushed the price down so they are more affordable, and can be used routinely in processing situations if your veterinarian prescribes them. In the near future we will see more and more pain medication given to cattle and possibly administered in different ways other than with a needle. Although it does appease the animal welfare concerns, it also makes total economic sense and will return to the farmer both increased production, provide more animal welfare and hopefully less clinical disease or a quicker recovery from clinical disease. We as veterinarians just need to think about how it should fit into most of our treatment protocols and always keep the animal welfare concerns in the back of our minds.


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MANAGEMENT

Birth Weight’s Effect on Profit – Part 1 Candace By

Why do you think some producers are selecting for smaller than average birth weights?

How does continued selection for smaller birth weight effect performance? (short term and long term)

Kevin Woods, Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK We run around 1650 Black Angus and Black Angus Simmental cross cows bred Charolais for terminal cross and Black Simmental or Black Angus for replacements.

It must have to do with what they call calving ease, that could be the only reason people would be selecting for lighter birth weights. It isn’t really my idea, but that is what I hear. From the olden days people were scared of some breeds with bigger than average birth weights and maybe it still haunts them a bit.

It negatively affects performance. Everybody starts chasing smaller birth weight and you breed lower performance into everything. It’s one thing in a heifer or where you are not retaining females, but if you are retaining the females as well, I think you are negatively affecting positive performance at the end of the day.

Adam Doenz, Doenz Farms, Warner, AB The Doenz family operation runs 250 straight Hereford cows in a strictly commercial operation. They background their calves every year and either grass them or sell them in the spring, depending on the grass situation.

Calving ease is their concern. I don’t think people are having problems but labour is an issue and if you can ensure that calving will go well by selecting the right bulls, it is an important thing to do.

Smaller birth weight selection will give you smaller weaning weights in the fall and the size of your cowherd will get smaller over time unless you have a lot of growth from the lighter calf. A smaller calf in the fall is less profit. In the end your profit comes from the pounds of beef you have to market.

Andy Hofer, Spring Creek Colony, Walsh, AB We run around 1000 commercial cows. They are predominantly Simmental and Angus cows. We use Red and Black Angus bulls and Red Simmental and Fullblood Simmental bulls and we raise our own replacements.

There are less producers out there raising more cows with less help and people are looking for calving ease.

I think a smaller calf at birth is going to be a smaller calf at weaning. I don’t think smaller cattle convert feed as well.

I have been asked by the Canadian Beef Breeds Council to develop this article focusing on birth weights. I hope you find this panel discussion informative and thought provoking.

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12th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale

December 3, 2016 at Wolfe Farms, Valleyview, AB

Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

Offering:

-55 Fleckvieh Simmental 18 month old bulls

-15 registered bred heifers

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Sasquatch Valley Simmentals Small Time Farms* Steve Smigelski Bill Smith* South Peace Colony* Brian & Deanne Stratuliak Vernon & Shirley Strid* Theroux Farms Travis Trask Valleyview Colony* Rene Vasseur Ken Walker Wilcooke Simmentals Arnold & Wendy Wirstuk*

All bulls can stay on the farm through the winter and be fed free of charge. For bull purchases, at least 50% down is required sale day and the remainder can be paid in the spring when the bulls are delivered.

For catalogues or further information contact:

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From the Gate Post

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Formidable succès de la Convention Simmental canadienne 2016!

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’Association Simmental de la Saskatchewan était l’hôte de la Convention annuelle 2016 de l’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC), tenue à Lloydminster en Saskatchewan du 21 au 24 juillet 2016. Le programme a débuté le jeudi matin par une rencontre du conseil d’administration et du personnel de l’ASC impliqué en promotion, lesquels ont notamment assisté à une présentation faite par le groupe AdFarm, d’une étude touchant le marketing de la race. Cette étude est en fait la première étape servant à jeter les bases de notre future stratégie de marketing, notamment en regard des célébrations de l’an prochain du 50e anniversaire de la race Simmental au Canada. La rencontre des présidents provinciaux, incluant des représentants des associations provinciales Simmental, du conseil d’administration et du personnel de l’ASC, s’est ensuite tenue en après-midi. Cette rencontre annuelle tenue en personne a permis de faire le point sur les programmes de l’ASC et de discuter des activités au sein des associations provinciales Simmental. Les représentants de partout au Canada ont profité de la soirée pour consolider leurs liens de camaraderie. Les activités de la journée suivante ont débuté par la rencontre du conseil d’administration de la Fondation des Amis de la race Simmental au Canada, de même que par l’Assemblée générale annuelle nationale des JÉSC. Les compétitions des classes de jugement des JÉSC ont débuté plus tard en avant-midi et se sont poursuivies toute la journée. Le symposium concernant les innovations pour la race Simmental s’est également tenu le même jour, avec des présentations effectuées par le Dr Wade Shafer, vice-président exécutif de l’Association Simmental américaine, par M. Tom Lynch-Staunton, de l’Association canadienne des producteurs de bétail (CCA) et par M. David Milliner, éleveur Simmental canadien et Premier vice-président de l’Association Simmental du Canada. Une grande variété de sujets fut couverte concernant l’amélioration génétique de la race bovine au sein de l’industrie bovine canadienne. Les personnes présentes ont ainsi pu en apprendre davantage par rapport à l’élevage de race pure et poser des questions touchant les programmes d’amélioration de la race de l’ASC. La gestion de certains enjeux au sein de l’industrie bovine et ceux entourant la production bovine durable ont été des sujets ajoutés au programme cette année et ils ont retenu l’attention des participants, notamment en raison de la controverse récente soulevée par certains détaillants concernant la promotion de la viande de bœuf. Les participants ont pu enfin apprécier une soirée Casino organisée le vendredi soir par l’Association Simmental de la Saskatchewan, où ils ont pu tenter leur chance au niveau de plusieurs jeux de hasard. Le programme de la journée du samedi fut tout aussi rempli, en commençant avec la réunion du conseil d’administration de l’ASC. Pendant que les membres du conseil discutaient des affaires de l’Association, les autres participants ont pu assister aux classes de

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présentation du bétail des JÉSC, lesquelles furent jugées par Jill Harvie. L’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ASC s’est tenue en début d’aprèsmidi, avec la présentation des divers rapports d’activités de l’ASC. La situation financière de l’ASC est demeurée très bonne, avec un autre surplus dégagé pour l’année financière 2015, ce qui illustre bien les succès et la présence occupés par la race Simmental sur le marché, de même que les efforts déployés par le conseil d’administration et les employés pour assurer une saine gestion de nos finances. Trois nouveaux administrateurs furent élus par l’assemblée, soit Marlin Leblanc, Roger Deeg et Larry Barkley, qui se joignent au Conseil d’administration de l’ASC pour un terme de trois ans. Des cadeaux de remerciement furent présentés aux trois administrateurs terminant leur mandat sur le conseil d’administration de l’ASC, soit Lacey Fisher, David Milliner et Maureen Mappin-Smith. Immédiatement après l’Assemblée annuelle, on a procédé à l’élection de l’exécutif pour l’année 2016-2017, lequel est formé de Lee McMillen, à titre de Président, du 1er Vice-président Garth Rancier, et du 2e Vice-président Blair McRae. Le Banquet de l’ASC s’est déroulé le samedi soir, avec la présence de 225 invités qui ont pu apprécier un délicieux repas et fraterniser jusqu’aux petites heures du matin. Après le repas, nous avons procédé à une courte présentation et à la remise d’un chèque de 11,427.00 $ aux JÉSC, ce qui représente la part revenant à la race Simmental suite au Tournoi de golf 2016 T Bar Invitational. Au cours des neuf dernières années, grâce à ce tournoi, cette somme porte le total d’argent remis aux JÉSC à 79 000 $. Merci au groupe T Bar et à toutes les personnes impliquées envers la cause de nos jeunes éleveurs. La vente aux enchères de la Fondation des amis de la race Simmental au Canada est venue terminer la soirée et, de nouveau, cela a constitué un fait saillant de la Convention. Le succès des années précédentes s’est poursuivi cette année avec un montant record de 100 000 $ recueilli pour la recherche, les programmes pour nos jeunes et les bourses d’études. Félicitations à toutes les personnes impliquées, incluant le conseil d’administration de la Fondation, le comité de l’encan et tous les bénévoles. De même, nous remercions tous les donateurs, ainsi que toutes les personnes ayant misé ou acheté l’un des items offerts. Nous formulons un remerciement spécial à McMillen Ranching, de Carievale en Saskatchewan, pour leur don de la génisse 2016 vendue lors de l’encan de la Fondation pour 30,980.00 $. Grâce à tout le travail accompli et aux efforts de tout le monde, la Fondation a pu remettre aux JÉSC un chèque de 15 000 $ au cours de leur compétition. Le programme du dimanche s’est amorcé par l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la Fondation des amis de la race Simmental au Canada, suivie par les classes de jugement en conformation des JÉSC.


Cela est venu mettre un terme aux activités de la fin de semaine des JÉSC, auxquelles ont pris part des participants des Maritimes jusqu’en Alberta. On a pu constater tout l’enthousiasme des participants et la qualité des sujets présentés devant le juge Lance Leachman, ce qui témoigne de l’avenir exceptionnel qui se dessine pour la race Simmental au Canada. Une invitée spéciale était présente cette année à la Convention, soit Mme Denisse Almaguer Wong, qui représentait l’Association Simmental-Simbrah du Mexique. Denisse est venue ajouter une touche internationale à nos activités et, durant le banquet, elle a transmis une invitation à tous les éleveurs Simmental du Canada afin qu’ils considèrent assister au Congrès Simmental-Simbrah des Amériques, lequel se tiendra du 10 au 15 octobre 2016 à Guadalajara au Mexique. Si vous êtes intéressé à vous rendre au Congrès, veuillez communiquer avec moi et je vous fournirai les informations au sujet d’une assistance financière possible envers vos frais de voyage. Les membres et les supporteurs de la race Simmental provenant d’un peu partout au Canada ont donc été fort occupés à Lloydminster et ils ont pu apprécier toute l’hospitalité de nos hôtes de la Saskatchewan. Sincères remerciements à l’Association Simmental de la Saskatchewan et à toutes les personnes impliquées, nous apprécions votre enthousiasme et votre dévouement envers la race. La planification de la Convention 2017 des éleveurs Simmental canadiens est déjà amorcée, laquelle se tiendra l’été prochain à Frédéricton au Nouveau Brunswick. Surveillez les détails et planifiez y assister afin de vivre l’excitation entourant la race Simmental!

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Fall Show & Sales Simmental Influenced Cattle will be in attendance at the following Fall Shows & Sales! Check w ith you Edam Fall Fair Mart fo r local Auctio October 29 r Simm n Pre-sor ental contact John Grant 306-441-7984 t sales near yo Lloydminster Stockade Roundup u! Nov. 2 - 5 Canadian Western Agribition Nov. 23 - Simmental Show 9 AM Simmental Sweepstakes 5 PM Simmental Sale 7 PM Nov. 25 - Commercial Show 9 AM Bull Pen Alley People’s Choice 5 PM Nov. 26 - Bull Pen Alley 8 AM Commercial Sale 10 PM

Congratulations to Laird Edwards of Craik, SK winner of the 2016 Bull Promo. Laird purchased a bull from Curtis Simmentals, Bethune, SK. Edwards will recieve a $2000 Sale Credit, sponsored by the Sask. Simmental Association, to be used to purchase a bull or female at public auction or by private treaty from a current SSA member.

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L’Association Simmental du Québec vous invite à ses activités automnales! The Quebec Simmental Association invites you to our fall activities! Profitez de ces occasions pour discuter avec nos éleveurs et mettre la main sur des sujets de haute qualité! Great opportunities lie ahead to meet our members and discuss their high quality cattle!

Ventes de femelles • Female Sales 24 septembre / Septembre 24th 2 ventes, un événement / 2 sales, one event Chénéville, Québec 80 femelles Simmental dans la vente / 80 Simmental sells!

NOS ADMINISTRATEURS OUR DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Sylvain Lambert 450 789-2188 VICE-PRESIDENT Scott Matthews 819 993-5187 TREASURER Rob Jamieson 450 521-2148 Laurie Noiseux 450 230-4143 Gérald Brouillard 450 742-5865

Vente de femelles de l’Est du Canada / Eastern Harvest Sale Info : Marc Boisvert 819 314-0367 www.bbbgsimmental.com Vente de femelles Ferme Gagnon & ses invités Info : Francis Gagnon 514 975-3722 Vente en ligne / Sale online 22 octobre / October 22th Vente des partenaires / Partner for Progress Sale 90 heads Simmental, Angus, Hereford Info : Rob Jamieson 450 521-2148 7 au 9 octobre / October 7 to 9

John Sullivan 819 467-2713 YOUTH DIRECTOR Anthony Raymond 418 492-2712 Association Simmental du Québec Sec : Sandra Berthiaume 530 Route 239 Saint-Germain (Québec) J0C 1K0 819 395-4453 info@simmentalquebec.ca For more info, visit our Web site or our Facebook page!

Juge / Judge : Garth Rancier, Rancier Farms, Alberta Samedi 8 octobre / Saturday, October 8th Simmental Show Dimanche 9 octobre / Sunday October 9th Supreme Show / Championnat Suprême Show live at www.dlms.ca Visit our Website to see a copy of the revue. Visitez notre site Web pour voir la revue Simmental Québec.

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MSA Board of Directors President:onodfreyP~icePresident:revorPauleyB ecretary:JennieutchP~reasurer:BillaceodB irectors:Richardrmstrong~Kerwinelong eralineangtenB~WadeoaneP irector/President:aceyFisher Honoraryirectors:Ralphaylor~JamesacKenzie

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The Maritime Simmental Association looks forward to hosting the 2017 Canadian Simmental Convention in Fredericton, NB. Come join us in Atlantic Canada’s riverfront capital! More information coming soon.

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Amelioration de la Race

Établir le niveau de profit Par Sean McGrath - Breed Improvement Consultant

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u cours des deux dernières années, il ne fait aucun doute que les marchés des bovins ont connu une période de changement rapide. Avec un marché des veaux d’embouche ayant atteint des sommets historiques, et l’important recul actuel au niveau des prix de marché, les parcs d’engraissement enregistrant des pertes inégalées, une demande pour la viande de bœuf ayant retrouvé un nouveau sommet et un niveau élevé de volatilité sur les marchés, on peut dire que le contexte est très favorable pour en apprendre davantage au sujet du marketing et de la rentabilité. Tout au long de ce parcours en montagne russe, une règle de base ressort continuellement. Pour être en mesure de dégager un profit, à un moment donné, quelqu’un d’autre doit avoir investi plus que vous dans vos bovins. Ce concept peut être parfois difficile à digérer car nous avons investi notre sueur, nos larmes, notre sang et notre argent au niveau de chacune de nos fermes bovines. Toutefois, si on vise obtenir un profit à long terme, on doit avoir des clients qui investissent davantage sur chaque veau que ce qu’il en coûte pour les produire. On peut ainsi en dégager une couple de principes fondamentaux. Concernant notre argent, on doit en premier être reconnaissant envers nos clients et surtout leur exprimer notre reconnaissance. Deuxièmement, on doit s’assurer qu’il y ait une valeur ajoutée afin que notre client puisse en bénéficier. À long terme, chaque client, qu’il soit acheteur de taureaux, de femelles, de veaux d’embouche ou de bovins finis, doit pouvoir vendre ses animaux à un prix supérieur que ce qu’il a payé. Dans cet état d’esprit, plus notre produit sera loin du consommateur dans la chaine de production bovine, et plus on devra considérer plusieurs facteurs, car il faudra ajouter de la valeur sur une partie plus importante de la chaine. Un fournisseur de génétique de race a une énorme responsabilité, et ceux-ci doivent tenir compte des besoins de leurs clients, lesquels peuvent concerner des éléments tels que la facilité de vêlage, les poids de sevrage et les qualités maternelles. De plus, s’ils veulent que leurs clients puissent intéresser d’autres personnes à investir dans leurs veaux, ils doivent garder à l’esprit des caractères tels que le gain en engraissement, la conversion alimentaire et les caractéristiques de la carcasse. De la même manière, pour les clients de leurs clients, et ainsi de suite tout au long de la chaine, nous devons considérer des facteurs comme la qualité de la viande, son rendement à la découpe, sa durée de vie sur le comptoir et la satisfaction des consommateurs. L’industrie de race pure détermine le potentiel génétique de toute l’industrie bovine. Un producteur vache-veau vend des veaux possédant une composition génétique bien définie, alors l’emphase pour lui serait de s’assurer que ses veaux soient en santé et qu’ils puissent exprimer leur plein potentiel plus loin dans la chaine de production. Les parcs d’engraissement sont préoccupés par la santé et les manipulations des bovins, ainsi qu’au niveau de décisions de marketing afin de pouvoir offrir des carcasses de choix aux abattoirs, lesquels sont alors responsables de la découpe, de la manutention et du tri des ces carcasses de manière à favoriser la meilleure expérience possible aux consommateurs, qui sont les seuls à injecter de l’argent neuf dans la chaine de production. Lorsqu’on tient compte de tous ces considérants et qu’on les combine avec la volatilité sur les marches, il semble parfois que la situation devienne hors de contrôle. L’accès à de meilleures informations nécessaires pour prendre vos décisions représente l’une des meilleures manières de composer avec un niveau accru de volatilité et la nécessité de voir plus loin dans la chaine

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de production que sa propre position. Les informations seront améliorées par une amélioration de leur disponibilité et de la quantité d’informations disponibles. On peut faire le parallèle avec le rapport de la météo. Si on dispose d’un rapport météo précis et à jour, on est plus en mesure de faire face à ce qui s’annonce, plutôt que s’il était complètement erroné. L’amélioration du potentiel du “rapport météo génétique” constitue l’un des principaux rôles de l’Association Simmental du Canada et de ses membres qui fournissent la génétique Simmental à l’industrie bovine. Les éleveurs Simmental ont investi des sommes considérables, tant au niveau individuel que collectivement via leur association de race, au niveau de nouvelles technologies employant des échantillons d’ADN sur des animaux aussi jeunes qu’une journée d’âge, et cela afin d’accroître significativement la précision des évaluations génétiques et d’évaluer des caractères plus difficiles à mesurer. En résumé, cette technologie nous permet d’observer directement l’ADN d’un animal, et surtout de pouvoir mieux évaluer et plus rapidement son bagage génétique qui sera transmis aux descendants croisés. Cela veut donc dire qu’on peut améliorer notre démarche pour fournir des bovins rencontrant ou excédant les besoins de nos clients, et qui pourront aussi rencontrer les besoins des clients de nos clients et même ceux du consommateur en bout de ligne. Historiquement, nous avons analysé notre génétique de manière rétrospective, c’est-à-dire en observant les descendants et leurs performances, puis en projetant vers le futur les résultats anticipés sur la prochaine génération. Voici donc pourquoi le deuxième mot de l’expression “Écart Prévu chez la Descendance” est “Prévu.” Une meilleure connaissance de l’ADN permettra d’avoir une meilleure gestion des bovins et d’ajouter de la valeur qui profitera à tous ceux investissant dans notre produit peu importe à quel stade de la chaine de production. Bien qu’on soit toujours en processus d’améliorer les projections ou les prévisions au niveau de la prochaine génération, on peut dire que l’emploi des ÉPD a permis de faire des progrès remarquables. En analysant directement l’ADN d’un animal et en ajoutant ces informations au processus, on peut améliorer à la fois la précision et la rapidité pour obtenir cette projection. Cela veut donc dire que nous pouvons viser l’obtention plus rapide d’un accroissement de la valeur ajoutée à notre produit, tout en diminuant la volatilité des informations employées dans notre prise de décisions. L’identification plus rapidement du bagage génétique présent chez un animal donné et par conséquent une meilleure connaissance des endroits où on pourrait ajouter de la valeur fait en sorte que l’industrie complète pourra faire des progrès encore plus rapides et plus précis au niveau de la prochaine génération. La génétique fournit le matériel de base afin “d’établir le niveau” comment un animal pourrait ou pourra performer. La composition génétique d’un animal vient par conséquent limiter comment votre client, et leurs clients, peuvent investir dans vos animaux. Si on repense à la proposition originale concernant la rentabilité et qui dit que votre client doit avoir investi davantage dans vos bovins que vous ne l’avez fait, en établissant plus précisément le niveau de profit et nos efforts de marketing, cela fera en sorte qu’on réduira les obstacles freinant l’atteinte de notre rentabilité. Voici la raison principale pourquoi l’Association Simmental du Canada travaille présentement à incorporer la technologie des marqueurs d’ADN-SNP au niveau de l’évaluation génétique. L’objectif n’est pas « d’établir le niveau de profit » mais bien de l’augmenter.


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ABC Cattle.............................................52

Double Bar D Farms..........................2, 52

Log & Tin...............................................58

Robson Acres........................................56

Academy Hill..........................................23

Double G Simmentals............................52

Lone Stone Farms...........................24, 49

Rosebud Simmentals............................51

Adair Ranch...........................................48

Double H Farm......................................23

M & J Farms....................................37, 55

Rust Mountain View Ranch.............15, 57

Afri-Can Simmentals..............................54

Downey Farms......................................54

M & R Cattle Co.....................................50

SAJ Simmentals....................................54

Alameda Agencies Ltd...........................58

Dunc’s Cattle Co....................................56

MacKenzie Cattle Company..................50

Saugeen Acrees....................................51

Alliance Simmental Farms.....................55

Dunraven Simmentals...........................23

Mader Ranches......................... 10, 11, 50

Silver Smith Farms................................51

Alta Genetics.........................................59

Dwayann Simmentals............................56

Maple Key Farm....................................56

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals..........51

Anchor D Ranch..............................14, 48

Eagle-Ridge Simmentals.......................49

Mappin Simmentals...............................50

Skeels, Dan...........................................58

Applecross.............................................48

Earley Livestock....................................23

Mark Land & Cattle................................64

SKOR Simmentals.................................51

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.................52

East Poplar Simmentals........................53

Mar Mac Farms.....................................55

Southpaw Cattle Company....................51

Aumack Simmentals..............................52

Edge, Dean............................................58

Martinvale Farm.....................................23

Spring Creek Simmentals................18, 54

Bar 5 Farms Ltd...............................13, 55

EDN Simmentals...................................52

Masterfeeds.......................................9, 58

Spring Lake Simmentals........................51

Bar CL Livestock...................................48

Elm Tree Farms.....................................56

Maxwell Simmentals........................29, 50

Starwest Farms.....................................48

Barlee Farm...........................................23

Erixon Simmentals.................................53

McCormack Family Ranch....................53

Steen Agencies......................................58

Beagle Simmentals................................48

Fallen Timber Farms.............................48

MCG Simmentals..................................50

Stewart Simmentals...............................56

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.................48

Far L Simmentals..................................23

McIntosh Livestock................................53

Stock, Mark............................................58

Big Rock Simmentals............................48

Farmfair International............................45

McManus Simmentals...........................55

Stockmens Insurance............................58

Black River Farm.............................23, 55

Ferme Gagnon Farm.............................57

McMillen Ranching Ltd....................25, 53

Stone Simmentals.................................51

BlackSand Cattle Company...................54

Ferme Saro Farm..................................57

Meadow Acres Farms............................53

Storebo Farm.........................................54

Blushrose Simmental Farm...................52

Foley Simmentals..................................56

MI Simmentals.......................................50

Stoughton Farms Ltd.......................17, 54

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

Genex Cooperative, Inc.........................59

Mitchell Cattle Co..................................48

Sullivan Simmentals..............................57

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GJR Simmentals....................................53

Muirhead Cattle Co................................53

Sully’s Farm...........................................56

Bonchuk Farms.....................................54

Glasman Farms.....................................37

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

Sun Rise Simmentals............................54

Bouchard Livestock International.5, 19, 59

Golden Sunset Ranch...........................64

Nolara Farms.........................................50

Sun Star Simmentals.............................51

Boundary Ranch....................................52

Grant Rolston Photography Ltd.............58

North Creek Simmentals.......................53

Sunny Valley Simmentals......................54

Bova-Tech Ltd........................................59

Gravandale Simmentals........................56

North Hill Simmentals............................50

Swan Lake Farms..................................54

Bow Valley Genetics..............................59

Grinalta Farms.......................................49

O Double E Simmentals........................50

Swantewitt Simmentals.........................51

Bristolview Farm....................................23

H. S. Knill Company Ltd........................59

Oattes Cattle..........................................23

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.................2, 17, 59

BS Ranch..............................................48

Hairy Hill Cattle Co................................49

Oberg, Don............................................58

The Register..........................................57

Canadian Bull Congress........................58

Hallridge Simmentals.............................56

O’Brien Farms.......................................56

Timberlind Auctions...............................58

Canadian Cattle Identification Agency...36

Hannah Simmentals..............................49

O’Grady Steel........................................58

Todd Simmentals...................................57

Canadian Cattlemen..............................59

Harvie Ranching....................................49

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.........50

Transcon Livestock Corp...........27, 59, 63

Car-Laur Simmentals.............................55

High Bluff Stock Farm............................54

Oslanski Simmental Farms....................50

Trevor’s Cowpix.....................................59

Carey, Brent...........................................58

High Country Cattle Services..........39, 49

Ottawa Valley Simmental Club..............39

Triple Rose Simmentals........................57

Casaloma Cattle Company....................52

Hi-Tech Farms.......................................56

Parkhill Ranches....................................50

Tryon Simmentals..................................57

Cattle Cures...........................................58

Hoegl Simmentals.................................53

Parview Stockfarms...............................50

TSN Livestock.......................................55

Circle G Genetics..................................55

Indian River Cattle Co.....................23, 56

Pearson Simmentals.............................50

Twin Brae Simmentals.....................27, 55

Circle G Simmentals & Angus...............48

Innisfail Auction Market..........................28

Pheasantdale Simmentals.....................53

Twin Butte Simmentals..........................51

City View Simmentals............................52

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd....59

Phillips Farms........................................57

Tymarc Livestock...................................51

Clearwater Simmentals.........................48

Janzen Ranches....................................49

Pine Creek Simmentals.........................50

Virginia Ranch.......................................52

Crimson Tide Fleckvieh.........................55

Jetstream Livestock...............................56

Porter Ranches......................................51

W2 Farms..............................................54

Crossroad Farms.............................35, 52

JNR Farms............................................49

ProRich Seeds.......................................55

Weldehaven Farms...............................57

Czech-Mate Livestock...........................48

Keato Meadow Simmentals...................49

Rainalta Simmentals & Charolais....19, 51

Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company...........51

Daines Cattle Co...................................28

Kin Kin Cattle Co...................................49

Rancier Farms.................................16, 51

Westway Farms Ltd...............................52

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd...59

Kohut Ranches......................................28

RDG Simmentals...................................51

Wild Oak Farms.....................................57

Deeg Simmental....................................49

Kuntz Simmental Farm..........................53

Red Rose Angus....................................54

Windy Knoll Farm..................................57

Destiny Simmentals...............................55

LaBatte Simmentals..............................53

Rehorst Farms Ltd.................................56

Wiser Heights Stock Farms...................21

Diamond T Simmentals.........................49

Lazy Bar-B simmentals..........................53

Rendezvous Farms...............................55

WJ Simmentals......................................52

Don Heggie Simmentals........................49

Lazy S Ranch Inc..................................49

River Point Cattle Co.......................21, 56

Wolfe Farms....................................34, 53

Donovandale Farms..............................55

Leahy Stock Farm.................................23

Riverbank Farm.....................................55

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh...................................52

Dora Lee Genetics.................................55

Lewis Farms....................................49, 64

RK Cattle Co..........................................23

Xcel Livestock..................................21, 57

Dorran Marketing Ltd.............................58

Little Willow Creek Ranch......................53

Robb Farms...........................................53

XRC Simmentals...................................54

Dorran, Steve........................................58

Lobster Point Farms........................23, 57


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Sept. 1

Canadian Simmental Association Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline

Sept. 2 Sept. 10 Sept. 23-25 Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Sept. 24 Sept. 29-2 Sept. 30

Expo de Brome Show Brome, PQ Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Sale Hanover, ON Maritime YCSA Classic Windsor, NS Ferme Gagnon & Guests Simmental Production Sale Cheneville, PQ Eastern Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale Cheneville, PQ Pacific Invitational All Breeds Female Sale Williams Lake, BC River Point Cattle Co. Internet Sale Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship Deadline

October Oct. 1 November/December Winter Issue Advertising Deadline Oct. 1 Bar 5 Farms Dispersal Sale - Cattle & Frozen Genetics Markdale, ON Oct. 2 River Point Cattle Co. Internet Sale Glencoe, ON Oct. 7 Anchor D Simmental Sired Calf Sale Dawson Creek, BC Oct. 7-9 Expo-Boeuf Victoriaville, PQ Oct. 10-15 II Congress Simmental & Simbra of Americas Jalisco Oct. 14 Anchor D Ranch “2016 Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Oct. 15 Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Harvest Sale Metcalfe, ON Oct. 16 Quality Control I @ Indian River Cattle Co. Indian River, ON Oct. 18-19 Livestock Gentec Conference Edmonton, AB Oct. 19 Anchor D Simmental Sired Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Oct. 22 Saltwater Simmental Sale Nappan, NS Oct. 22 Partners For Progress Sale Shefford, PQ Oct. 27-29 Manitoba Ag Ex Livestock Show Brandon, MB Oct. 29 Edam Fall Fair Commercial Cattle Show Edam, SK Oct. 31 Rust Mountain View “Queens of the Pasture” Female Sale Mercer, ND

November Nov. 1 Nov. 2-5 Nov. 4 Nov. 4-13 Nov. 4 Nov. 9-13 Nov. 10

Spring Evaluation Data Entry Deadline Lloydminster Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Stockade Roundup Fall Fusion All Breeds Sale Lloydminster, SK Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON Farmfair International- National Simmental Show Edmonton, AB National Simmental Show Edmonton, AB

Nov. 12 Nov. 16-19 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 21-26 Nov. 23 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 30

Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 36th Annual Sale Cypress River, MB Futures One Online Simmental Sale Western Harvest 3rd Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK 46th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale Regina, SK Harvest Hoedown 22nd Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa, MB Camrose Country Classic Simmental Sale Camrose, AB Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK

December

Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec. 12 Dec. 12 Dec. 13 Dec. 13 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 29 Dec. 31

Commercial Country January Issue Advertising Deadline Regular Bred Female Sale Featuring Kohut Ranches Innisfail, AB SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Lewis Farms 2016 Leading Ladies Female Sale Spruce Grove, AB Wolfe Farms 12th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Valleyview, AB The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, AB 38th Annual Keystone Konnection Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Simmsational 39th Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK McMillen Ranching Herdbuilder Female Sale Carievale, SK Meadow Acres “Maiden of the Meadow” Production Sale Alameda, SK Stoughton Farms Ltd. Complete Herd Dispersal Lloydminster, SK Shades of the Prairies Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Southern Alberta Simmental Roundup 23rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Total Herd Enrollment (THE) Deadline 5th Annual Friday Night Lights Simmental Sale Olds, AB Checkers Red, Black and Fullblood Sale Ponoka, AB Transcon’s National Trust “On Ice” Chapter IX Simmental Semen & Embryo Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XIX Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity III” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Twin Brae Simmentals Bred Female Dispersal Virden, MB Rainalta Complete Simmental and Charolais Herd Dispersal Brooks, AB New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale Olds, AB

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December 3, 2016 1:00 pm Spruce Grove , Ab

LFE 150Z Daughter selling out of Springsteen

LFE Violet 641A - Cobra daughter Many sale heifers carry Cobra matings

Selling 65 Purebred Bred Heifers LFE 138X Gotham daughter by maternal sister sells

LFE 9W Daughter selling out of Beer Money

Selling 200 Customer Commercial Bred Heifers LFE 11X Sister selling out of Landslide

Red Angus - LFE 130Z Maternal Sisters sell Black Angus - LFE 602X Daughter selling out of Resource

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Fax: 780-962-2467 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 emails: jordan@lewisfarms.ca kyle@lewisfarms.ca lewis@xplornet.com Guest Consignors: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 Golden Sunset Ranch, Kyle Martin 780-581-4418

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Canadian Simmental Commercial Country Fall 2016

Commercial Country Fall 2016  

Canadian Simmental Commercial Country Fall 2016