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LFE 397E

SAMPLE OF THE BLACK SIMMENTAL YEARLINGS SAMPLE OF REDS & FULLBLOODS ON PAGE 10 LFE 827D Full Siblings The Riddler x Black Advance

LFE 399E

LFE 842D

Global x Rich Ray

LFE 363E

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age

LFE 366E

20 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age Global x Tangle Ridge LFE 832D

Global x Rich Ray

LFE 311E

McDavid x Tanker

LFE 847D

LFE 394E

Vision x Dynamite Black

The Riddler x Superior LFE 856D

Raven x Dark Night The Riddler x House

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

Fe b r uar y 2 0 1 8 H e r d si r e Ed i t i on Sim menta l Coun t r y

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm - Spruce Grove, AB

33rd Annual Bull Sale


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VOLUME 39, NUMBER 1

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Listening to Our Customers

uring the 50th Anniversary celebrations during 2017, we remembered and reminisced about the successes that the Simmental breed has experienced in Canada. It was great to connect with cattle producers and relive some of the past, however we should never attempt to live in the past. Perhaps it is a fitting time to bring out the crystal ball and try to predict where we see the Simmental breed and the Canadian beef industry in the future. One thing many will agree on is that as a whole, agriculture will continue to be challenged on the ways we produce food. As part of that, the livestock industry will be held to a higher set of standards with regards to production, efficiencies, and management practices. We can try to live in the past and say “we have always done it that way” however, this will lead to certain failures as the pressure is not going to go away. We need to realize that while we as producers feel strongly about what we do, and at times want to defend traditional practices; we need to accept that public perception is never totally wrong. The consumer is our customer and they will speak with their wallet. Collectively, they are also a group that greatly outnumbers farmers and ranchers both in societal voice and political presence. Some specific traditional practices that will continue to see increased pressure include hot ironbranding, dehorning, and castration techniques. Dehorning is a process that is very easy to eliminate as it can be done genetically in just about all breeds, and as a result we can expect to see a continuing decline in demand for horned cattle genetics. I had a discussion with a seed-stock producer who informed me that horned cattle were still 8

needed in the industry because polled cattle didn’t have enough “real muscle” in them. I have heard that same tired reason for decades from people who choose to ignore that the industry was changing by reducing the amount of horned genetics being bought in all breeds. It is easy to become out of touch if we simply refuse to listen and be aware of the changes happening around us. Many in the beef industry would agree that the North American cowherd will struggle to get any larger because of these pressures along with other factors. While Simmental will continue to influence the Canadian beef cowherd in a significant way, it remains to be seen if we will increase the Simmental presence overall. I believe we can continue to grow as a breed providing the Canadian Simmental Association and Simmental breeders remain focused on the profitability of the grassroots producers. We need to listen to our customers and to anticipate where the industry is headed to remain relevant. We also need to strive to improve our genetics and the profitability they can deliver on a more consistent and broader basis. There are no better places to take the pulse of the industry and meet producers than at some of the Beef industry conferences held across the country, or at the local auction mart or sale barn. Take an afternoon and attend some sales to watch your customer’s calves sell. Take time to attend your veterinarian’s animal health information evening and make some new connections. All these opportunities allow us to better educate ourselves and to get a pulse on the industry. Listening to our customers is essential to another successful 50 years of Simmental in Canada.


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February 24, 2018 1:00 pm - Spruce Grove, AB

33rd Annual Bull Sale LFE 328E

SAMPLE OF THE RED SIMM. & FULLBLOOD YEARLINGS SAMPLE OF BLACK SIMMENTALS ON BACK COVER

120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age 20 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age

LFE 364E

Trestle x Stubby LFE 365E

LFE 339E

Global x Maverick LFE 410E

Trestle x Red Mesa

Trestle x Lakota LFE 381E

LFE 385E

Global x Lakota LFE 504E

Blood Rush x Dreaming Red

LFE 807D

Blood Rush x Springsteen LFE 598E

Vegas x 514N LFE 809D

Vegas x Lakota

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Wrangler x Justified LFE 528E

Hilton x Justified Camero x Justified LFE 508E

Camero x Justice

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


WFL WESTCOTT x LRX CHEYENNE

WFL WESTCOTT x RF FAMOUS 409B

RF LINER 758E RF FOUNDATION 714E RF RED MERCHANT 741E

RF MERCHANT x GCC DIXIE ERICA 106Y

RF MAVERICK 760E

RF/CD ICON 701D STOCKBROKER 733E RF BOB MARLEY 771E RF CAPACITY 742E

HARKERS ICON x IRCC BOMBSHELL 418B

SPRINGCREEK LINER 56U x LFE BS SHEILA 82A

TNGL GRAND FORTUNE x RUST MISS 528C

RF MERCHANT x SPRINGCREEK B GOLD 129B

SVS CAPTAIN MORGAN x JOY’S ELEGANCE

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Maxwell SiMMentalS

NUG

23rd Annual HERD MASTER BULL SALE

on Wednesday FEBRUARY 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

NUG 242e Sire: WESTCOTT

NUG 221e Sire: CAPTAIN MORGAN

NUG 258e Sire: WESTCOTT

NUG 314e

NUG 267e Sire: LFE 524B

NUG 240e Sire: LFE 524B

NUG 206e Sire: BIGALO

NUG 307e

Sire: MATRIX

Sire: CLASSIC

Your Source for Traditional Fleckvieh Influenced, Red and Black Simmental Bulls

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NUG NUG 230e

Sire: CAPONE

nug 205e Sire: CAPTAIN MORGAN

NUG 233e Sire: FULL THROTTLE

NUG 259e Sire: COBRA


Spring Lake Simmentals 23rd Annual HERD MASTER BULL SALE

on Wednesday FEBRUARY 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

zsl 34e ZSL Mandako x Black Edition

ZSL 77E Crossroad Warden x R Plus 7167T

ZSL 123E ZSL Red Alaska x Deeg Red Chill

ZSL 71E Spring Creek Lotto x LFE Black Serge

ZSL 80E LRX Total Value x JHSN Foreman (polled fullblood)

ZSL 125E WFL Westcott x Deeg Red Chill

ZSL 13E ER Erixon High Roller x Red Ace

ZSL 92E ZSL Mandako x Red Electric

ZSL 2E ZSL Red Alaska x Red Label

ZSL 52E ZSL Mandako x Red Texas

ZSL 32E South Seven Adonis x KHG Spur

ZSL 89E ZSL Mandako x Red Precision

Spring Lake Simmentals Box 273, Daysland AB T0B 1A0

Doug & Larene Zimmer: 780.679.8311 Eric & Cristin Zimmer: 780.678.6156 Ad by

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IPU 166E

IPU 114E

IPU 120E

Spark Plug x Specialist

Spark Plug x Accelerator

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In 2018

Annual Spring Bull & Female Sale

Friday, March 2, 2018 1:00 p.m. at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

IPU 202E

French Attack x Ranger

Guest Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms The Fornwalds, Lampman, SK (306) 487-2557

Lynlee & Hayley LaBatte & Boys

Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0

(306) 815-7900 Home: (306) 969-4820

IPU 158E

Subaru x Eclectic

IPU 122E

Westcott x Lotto x Pashmenia 403P

IPU 197E

Priority x El Tigre 14

labatte.simm@sasktel.net Visit our website: www.labattesimmentals.com for our sale bull preview with videos

IPU 26E

Cowboy Cut x Full Throttle x Pashmenia 403P

IPU 124E

Bartender x Horizon

Sale Offering • 90 SIMMENTAL BEEF BULLS Reds, Blacks & Fullbloods

• 20 OPEN HEIFERS

Reds & Blacks View CATALOGUE online at: www.labattesimmentals.com www.johnstoneauction.ca www.transconlivestock.com

IPU 25E

Spark Plug x Redskin x Pocahontas 105 L

IPU 147E

Spark Plug x Bootlegger


IPU 87E

Muirhead Broker x Marksman

IPU 14E

IPU 51E

Red Deputy x Red Zone

IPU 64E

Dillinger x Sheriff

Bartender x Horizon

IPU 24E

Red Deputy x Horizon

IPU 101E

Westcott x Hot Iron

Sales Consultants:

JAY GOOD: (403) 556-5563 DARREN PAGET: (403) 323-3985 GLENN NORTON: (780) 542-0634 CODY HANEY: (403) 559-8809

Wilf Davis - Douglas, MB (204) 834-2479 Cell: (204) 841-0211 Marc Boisvert – St. Germain, QC (819) 395-5502 Cell: (819) 314-0367

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

Scott: (403) 370-3010 Geoff: (306) 731-7921 Daryl: (780) 385-5561 Taylor Richards: (306) 821-4169

Call or Email BARRY for Catalogues, Up To Date EPD’s or any questions on the bulls & heifers

IPU 48E

Spark Plug x Upgrade

IPU 20E

Westcott x Lotto

IPU 59E

Liner 56U x Black Joker

IPU 92E

Red Deputy x Cobra

IPU 132E

Soda Pop x Liner 56U

IPU 29E

Captain Black x Liner 56U

IPU 55E

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March 8, 2018 1:00 pm Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK

100 Red & Black Simmental, Red & Black Angus & Sim/Angus Bulls It’s more than just a bull purchase at the

"In

Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale

MBJ 6E ‘McDavid’ x (JL Upward x Crosby) Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 29E LFE Style x (Springcreek Knock Out x Springcreek Powerhouse 94P) Homo Polled, Hetero Black

MBJ 68E 18

MRL Warrior x (IPU Advance x Springcreek Knock Out) Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 21E ‘McDavid’ x (Springcreek Liner 56U x Dream On) Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 41E ‘McDavid’ x (Hart All In x Red Sky) Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 80E Springcreek Liner 56U x (Crosby x Gunner) Homo Polled, Hetero Black


MBJ 16E Springcreek Spark Plug x (Springcreek Liner 56U x Kansas Tank) Homo Polled

MBJ 28E Springcreek Spark Plug x (Springcreek Lotto x Ransom) Homo Polled

MBJ 46E Springcreek Spark Plug x (Rebel x Kansas Tank) Homo Polled

MBJ 51E Springcreek Spark Plug x (Springcreek Liner 56U x Springcreek Teddy 72U)

Homo Polled

MBJ 52E Springcreek Spark Plug x (Wallbanger x Springcreek Blk Tank 99T)

Homo Polled

MBJ 110E Springcreek Liner 56U x (Crosby x Red Teddy) Homo Polled

Enhance your purchase with our Customer Care Programs - Check them out online!

Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 PH: 306.435.3590 • Cell: 306.435.7527 brian.mccarthy@live.ca springcreeksimmentals.com

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Join us on

March 8, 2018

at Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK for the

Homo Polled Hetero Black

Homo Polled Homo Black

LCS 54E Olympian x Club King ANGUS BULL

LCS 35E Wide Open x Tess 19U

Homo Polled Homo Black

LCF 10E Knockout x RRAR 6Z

LCS 70E Wide Open x Tess 19U

Jon William & Michael Verstegen

BOX 58, CARON, SK S0H 0R0 PH: 306.756.5100 • FAX: 306.756.5101 JON’S CELL: 306.631.8749 • MICHAEL’S CELL: 306.631.8763 MICHAEL_ALYSSA@HOTMAIL.COM

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SOUND. FUNCTIONAL. DEPENDABLE. Quality, Outcross Simmental and Simm Angus Bulls

15th Annual Bull Sale Monday, March 5, 2018 1 PM • Ashworth Farm• Oungre, SK

THE ASHWORTH FAMILY BOX 53 OUNGRE, SK S0C 1Z0 PH: 306.456.2749 KELLY: 306.861.2013 KYLE: 306.861.9352

Farm & Ranch Ltd.

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Breed Improvement

What to Expect with ASA’s New Genetic Evaluation System BOLT

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hange can be a scary concept to some yet sought after by others. Many ASA members and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners wonder about the changes on the horizon once 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 enough calves and phenotypes, the current evaluation would eventually arrive at a similar EPD as BOLT, it just would take longer or more information in the current system. With BOLT and the new genetic evaluation methodologies, 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 a 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. In the current evaluation, it is not possible to solve for accuracy directly so an approximation method is used to estimate accuracy for each EPD. There are inherent flaws with approximating the accuracy which until BOLT were just part of the evaluation. Now with BOLT, the accuracy reported with the EPD will be more reliable. 3. Reported accuracies will tend to be lower. Again, this is a little confusing at first and sounds like the opposite of what was just explained. The EPDs will be more accurate. The accuracy reported will be more accurate. Both statements are still true. However, one of the inherent flaws in the approximation methods used to find accuracy in the current evaluation, and in all evaluations not produced through BOLT, is they tend to bias the accuracies upward, 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 directly solved results in a more reliable accuracy but that accuracy will often be numerically lower than the current evaluation would predict. However, the new reported

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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, 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. More frequent genetic evaluation runs. With the horse power behind BOLT, IGS can run genetic evaluations much more frequently than the current system allows. This has many benefits. It allows members to get more immediate feedback after submitting their records. If members miss a deadline, the next deadline for data won’t be far away. It allows for more accurate EPDs throughout the year and faster incorporation of the genomics. The down side is 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 is revolutionary in the innate flexibility, the computational power, and the statistical methods made possible using this software. Embrace the change to a new and improved genetic evaluation, it’s coming! Reprinted with permission from the American Simmental Association who runs the Canadian Simmental Association’s genetic evaluation.


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sire -wfl westcott 24c

homo polled, & non dillutor wfl westcott 24c x rf certainly flirtin 202z (wheatland stout 930w)

ngus fullyloaded 7020 SimArust

Featuring sons of:

lfe commissioner 811z, come as u r red rocket, muirhead broker 221z, w/c loaded up 1119y, soo line motive 9016, brooking bank note 4040, red soo line power eye 161x, fcc rambo 502

Thank you

for supporting our program!

tal Simmenrust broker 221z 302e

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7th Annual

130 Bulls

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

Friday - March 2, 2018

S: JF Rancher 222Z • DS:ASM MR Bar Sam 63R

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

S: KIN KIN U Sure Bet 25B • DS:Ankonian Red Caesar

S: MR TR Hammer 308A • DS:HART All In W382

S: Red RRAR Detour 020A • DS:Red Royal 1-Iron 768T

S: GRA-TAN Blackman 102A • DS: TB Suter 1Y

S: Spring Creek Woody 3A • DS: KinK Red Cache 20Y

These Bulls Sell March 2 S: KinKin In Dew Time 345C •DS:LFE Poker Face 399Z

S: Starwest Pol Blackberry • DS: Crossroad Sargent 143S

S: MHPH 521X Action 106A • DS: Harvie E Mountana 17Z

Sale Contacts:

View sale catalogue & Video Clips Online at: www.dlms.ca or www.cattlevids.ca

Garth or Travis Rogers 780-348-5893

MARK HOLOWAYCHUK 403-896-4990 ROGER PETERS 403-828-9815

For Complete Info contact any of the Chittick Family

KIN-KIN Cattle Co.

GRA-TAN Farm

(780) 786-4500

(780) 786-2181

Gary & Faye Chittick

Rachido Ranch

Randy & Donna Chittick (780) 786-4373

Grant & Tanya Chittick

Chittick Family Hereford Ranch Raymond & Mona Chittick (780) 778-0150

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Representing 130 Red & Black Simmental Bulls

24th Annual Bull Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the ranch, Carievale, SK

MRL 35E

S: MRL Missile

17 Brothers Sell

MRL 130E

S: LFE Raven x 836W Donor

175 Bulls Sell • All bulls born, bred and developed right here at MRL • Large sire groups 1/2 and 3/4 brothers Pens full of uniform bulls in every category • Sight Unseen Buyer’s Program (Can’t make it sale day, give us a call.  Almost 25% of our bulls sell SUS. Many repeat customers year after year.) • Semen evaluated and guaranteed • Free Delivery in Western Canada Cost sharing to the East (Our trailer is most likely going right past your gate.) • Sound rugged Bulls developed on a high roughage ration (Born, bred and fed to work and stay working) • Extra Age Bulls ready to cover some ground. 50 May/June coming two year olds and January/February born yearlings

MRL 43E

S: MRL Missile

MRL 12E

S: MRL Discovery

MRL 109E

S: MRL Missile x 55W Donor

MRL 70E

S: LFE Raven

8 Brothers Sell

MRL 143E

Carievale, SK Lee: 306-928-4820 | C: 483-8067 Dave: C: 483-8660 Jim: 306-928-4636 | C: 483-7986 Sale Barn: 306-928-2011 F: 306-928-2027 E: mrl@sasktel.net www.mrlranch.com

S: MRL Capone

20 Brothers Sell

S: MRL Whiskey

7 Brothers Sell

MRL 135E

S: MRL Capone x 677Y Donor 2 ET Brothers

MRL 23E

MRL 88E

S: MRL Roundup

Representing 50 May/June Coming Two Year Olds

For catalogues, videos or more information please contact us!

VIEW CATALOGUE AT

WWW.MRLRANCH.COM MRL 231D

S: MRL Pretty Reckless

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MRL 230D

S: MRL Pretty Reckless x 493U Donor


LHVS PRAIRIE BLACKBERRY 12E

LHVS IMPERIAL BLACK 48E

LHVS MASTERSWITCH 55E

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CCCC BLK Bases Loaded 36E

Clayhill Red Prince 3E

MR NLC UPGRADE U8676 x KOP MS ULTIMATE 10X BW: 110 WW: 789 YW: 1594

CCCC BLACK GRADY 41C x CLAYHILL BLK QUEEN 15Y BW: 77 WW: 741 YW: 1259

THESE BULLS AND OTHERS LIKE THEM SELL AT

Canada’s Red White and Black Bull Sale

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 1:00 PM Johnstone Auction Mart - Moose jaw, SK Plus, Bulls Available By Private Treaty PHOTOS AND VIDEOS OF THE BULLS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE “COULEE CROSSING CATTLE COMPANY”

Thank You

to all Our 2017 Bidders and Buyers!

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Wheatland Kill Switch Limited Semen Opportunity

BJL 59E

Wheatland Kill Switch X TNT Gunner N208

BJL 32E

Wheatland Kill Switch X Destiny Buckeye

BJL 26E

Wheatland Kill Switch X Remington On Target 2S

BJL 33E

MRL To The Max X Mr Red Primetime 509Y

Selling Red & Black Angus Bulls

BJL 43E

Wheatland Kill Switch X MRL To The Max

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earning about proper livestock management, proper herd health, and marketing techniques — these are a few of the many skills Blair McRae learned a few moons ago during his involvement with the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA). Those are all good things.

Blair McRae

Learning during his years as an YCSA member, to have the confidence to effectively communicate with people was perhaps the most important skill benefiting the southwest Manitoba farmer in his lifetime career as a purebred beef producer. “I grew up in the livestock industry and was always around cattle, but I was a fairly shy kid,” says McRae. He along with his family members own Mar Mac Farms near Brandon, Manitoba, which is a fourth generation livestock operation producing Simmental and Angus purebred cattle. “When we as a group of “Those seven pillars young Simmental breeders are still key to the first sat down in 1980 to create a mandate for the organization today. Young Canadian Simmental However, it was in the Association, we came up with seven key pillars that we process of all this, and wanted the new organization then being involved to focus on,” he says. That with the program you included herd nutrition, herd and farm management, learn how to talk to financing, herd health, people, learn how to judging and fitting cattle, marketing, advertising and communicate.” genetics.“Those seven pillars are still key to the organization today. However, it was in the process of all this, and then being involved with the program you learn how to talk to people, learn how to communicate. That’s important in any career, but certainly in the purebred livestock industry it’s important to have the confidence to talk to people. That wasn’t one of the seven original proposals, but it was certainly a valuable spin off benefit.” Brett & Melissa showing at the YCS show in Hamiota

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McRae was born and raised on the family farm. He has been involved with purebred Angus cattle for 62 years and purebred Simmental cattle for 41 years. Today, McRae along with is wife Lois and children Brett and Melissa run about 270 head between the two breeds. He recalls back to 1980; the Canadian Simmental Association had been operating for roughly 10 years, and there was discussion about the value of a new organization focusing on young beef producers. McRae was 20 at the time. “We didn’t want it to be just a youth organization within the CSA,” he states. “We wanted it to Blair in blue on left at the YCS tour at have its own identity, Cedar Ridge Farms 1981 structure and bylaws.” Along with McRae, other young Simmental producers that gathered for that first meeting were Barry Gilbert of B.C., Darrell Rothlisberger, Bruce Bieber and Deanne Groeneveld of Alberta, Rick McIntyre and Ken Alexander of Saskatchewan and Lynda Bere of Ontario. These were all young producers between the ages of 18 and 23 from their respective farming operations. Helping to guide the discussions were long-time Simmental breeders Earl Ballard from Saskatchewan, Alex Mills of Alberta, and Ted Pritchett, breeder and later publisher of the Simmental Country magazine. They all met at Highfield Stock Farms near Okotoks, Alberta just south of Calgary. “It was planned as a twoday meeting,” says McRae. “During the first day, there Brett showing his YCS heifer in the was a lot of discussion and YCS show at Ag Ex ideas floating around. Near the end of that first day when we really didn’t have any firm ideas about anything, Mr. Pritchett said “why don’t you young people go back to your hotel, think about this some more, and come back tomorrow with some proposals about what you think this organization should be.” “So we did and we talked about it that night,” McRae says. “I think the next day we surprised ourselves because we came back and were able to present seven specific proposals as well as a governance structure.” This was the start of the Young Canadian Simmental Association. Today the YCSA is an organization with a membership age range that goes until your 25th birthday, with active provincial organizations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.


Brett, Melissa, Lois and Blair McRae

McRae says that while many of the young beef producers then, as well as today were involved in the 4-H program, which had strong emphasis on showing cattle, “We wanted the YCSA program to expand on that. I sometimes describe YCSA as 4-H on steroids. It goes beyond just showing cattle.” Through a number of programs and events at the provincial and national level the YCSA helps educate young beef producers about overall livestock management, as well as herd health and nutrition. And more specific to the purebred industry it provides young producers knowledge and hands-on experience with judging and fitting cattle, herd genetics and practical experience on how to develop marketing and advertising programs. While McRae himself has passed the age maximum for YCSA membership, his two children were involved until their mid-20s. Blair continues to be involved with the Canadian Simmental Association and also serves as Chairman of the YCSA Review Committee. While membership in the YCSA has its ebbs and flows over the years, McRae says currently there appears to be strong involvement in most provincial and regional organizations across the country. British Columbia is the only inactive jurisdiction at the moment. Each provincial association works to deliver programming involving the original YCSA proposals, but they also each organize their own events and activities. Manitoba, for example, early on organized a tour of purebred and related operations that was not only educational, but fun for 35 YCSA members. Today there are annual show and sale events — Alberta has the Wild Rose Classic, Saskatchewan the Tiger Lily Classic, Manitoba has a Youth Beef Round-Up, there is the Ontario Trillium Classic, the Quebec All Breeds Junior Show and the Maritime YCSA Classic. Other programs include workshops on marketing, livestock photography and team grooming programs have also proven to be popular across Canada. Melissa showing at YCS show with Dad looking on

“The foundation of the program is much the same as it was when originally planned in 1980,” Melissa at YCS says McRae. “But it has evolved with the industry too.” The YCSA program started before EPDs and other genetic tools were common to the industry. Today those

are important herd improvement topics included in the YCSA program. As well, marketing techniques are changing. Developing print advertisement is still important but programs today also include marketing Manitoba YCS through social media and electronic marketing services. “We really appreciated the value of electronic marketing within our own operation last year,” says McRae. “Our annual sale is in March, and March 8 was at the end of a three day blizzard. We had a few buyers who braved the weather and showed up at the farm, but we were prepared with videos for an internet sale and many were sold on-line. Everything went well despite the weather. So the young people are learning about the value of new marketing tools.” As young people learn more about livestock production and management practices, as well as the purebred industry, McRae says they can’t help but learn improved “One of the communications skills that will help in overall objectives their own operations and in all dealings with the industry. The YCSA program of the program has contributed to the careers of several is to encourage industry leaders. Among the YCSA alumni are Bruce Holmquist, General Manager young people to of the Canadian Simmental Association, become involved Rick McIntyre and Fraser Redpath, both past CSA Presidents.

and continue with the purebred industry.”

The YCSA held its first Leadership Conference in Calgary in 2017 and the second is planned for this coming February. The TEAM Conference (Together Everyone Achieves More) is scheduled for the Best Western Port-O-Call Inn in Calgary February 22 to 24. “One of the overall objectives of the program is to encourage young people to become involved and continue with the purebred industry. Along with that the program will help develop the next generation of leaders not only for the Canadian Simmental Association but for the livestock industry,” says McRae. “As I look across our organization today I see many who have been involved with YCSA are taking on those leadership roles.”

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n 2017, lors des célébrations du 50e anniversaire, on s’est rappelé et remémoré tous les succès connus par la race Simmental au Canada. Ce fut très intéressant de rencontrer les producteurs bovins et de revivre certains épisodes de notre passé, toutefois on ne doit pas vivre dans le passé et voici peut-être le temps venu de prédire à travers notre boule de cristal le développement futur de la race Simmental et l’industrie bovine canadienne. Plusieurs seront d’accord avec moi pour dire que l’agriculture continuera d’être mis au défi, plus spécifiquement quant à la manière de produire nos aliments. Incidemment, on peut s’attendre à ce qu’on exige de nous un standard encore plus élevé en ce qui a trait à l’élevage du bétail, qu’il s’agisse de la production comme telle, de notre efficacité et de nos pratiques de régie. On peut bien essayer de vivre comme dans le passé, en nous disant “eh bien, nous avons toujours fait les choses de cette façon”, toutefois cela nous mènera certainement vers un échec puisque la pression ne disparaitra pas par magie. En tant que producteurs, on doit réaliser qu’il soit bien de défende ardemment notre travail mais parfois, en défendant des pratiques traditionnelles, on doit accepter que la perception du public envers nous ne soit pas totalement fausse. Les consommateurs sont nos clients et ils s’exprimeront avec leur portefeuille; de manière collective, ils forment un groupe qui dépassent par beaucoup le nombre de fermiers et de producteurs bovins, tant au point de vue de leur poids social que du pouvoir politique. Les façons de faire traditionnelles telles que le marquage avec un fer chaud, l’écornage et les techniques de castration vont continuer de subir de la pression du public. L’écornage est une pratique plutôt facile à éliminer, car cela peut se faire de manière génétique dans à peu près toutes les races, ce qui nous permet de croire qu’on devrait assister à une diminution continuelle de la demande pour des sujets à 40

cornes. J’ai eu une discussion avec un éleveur de race pure qui me disait qu’on a encore besoin des bovins avec des cornes au sein de l’industrie, car les bovins sans cornes n’étaient pas suffisamment constitués de “vrais muscles”. J’ai entendu cette vieille raison depuis des décennies, de la part de personnes ayant choisi d’ignorer le fait que l’industrie était en train de changer, alors que le nombre de sujets avec cornes était en diminution dans toutes les races. C’est très facile de perdre le contact si on refuse simplement d’écouter et d’être au fait des changements prenant forme autour de nous. Plusieurs au sein de l’industrie bovine en Amérique du nord s’entendent pour affirmer que le cheptel bovin aura de la difficulté à croitre en nombre en raison de tels facteurs et d’autres éléments. Bien que la race Simmental continura d’avoir une bonne influence sur le cheptel bovin canadien, il reste à voir si nous serons en mesure d’accroitre globalement la présence de la race Simmental. Je crois que la race pourra continuer sa croissance, pourvu que l’ASC et les éleveurs Simmental demeurent bien conscients de l’importance pour les producteurs commerciaux d’être à la base rentable. Si on veut demeurer dans le coup, on doit écouter nos clients et anticiper dans quelle direction se dirigera l’industrie. On doit aussi viser à l’amélioration de notre génétique et à sa contribution à l’amélioration globale de la rentabilité des entreprises. Il n’y a pas de meilleurs endroits pour rencontrer des producteurs et prendre le pouls de l’industrie qu’à certaines des conférences organisées dans l’industrie bovine à travers le pays, ou encore à votre encan local ou lors des ventes. Prenez un après-midi et assistez à une vente afin de voir vendre les veaux de vos clients. Prenez le temps d’assister à votre soirée locale d’information sur la santé des bovins, et faites-y de nouveaux contacts. Toutes ces opprtunités devraient vous aider à être mieux informés et à mieux saisir le pouls de l’industrie. Il est essentiel d’être à l’écoute de nos clients si on veut connaitre un autre cinquante ans de succès de la race Simmental au Canada.


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Brian McCar thy Brian McCarthy grew up on his family’s farm near Moosomin, Saskatchewan. His parents had a mixed farming operation with commercial Hereford cattle. He was the oldest son with one other brother and two sisters. From a young age he had a keen interest in cattle and breeding programs. Brian married Sharon Gall in October of 1979. They had two sons and a daughter. The children all received University degrees and are all doing well in their chosen fields outside of Agriculture. Brian and Sharon have two grandsons and a granddaughter. Brian realized that their commercial cattle of the day needed more milk and performance. Simmental cattle were being imported in the early 1970’s and seemed to cross very well with the Herefords of the day. He decided he wanted to be a part of all this excitement!Brian has been involved in the Simmental community since the 1970’s. He has judged many Simmental shows in most Canadian provinces and also was involved in many local and regional 4-H shows. Spring Creek Simmentals has consigned cattle to many sales and has also purchased cattle at a number of sales. They have shown cattle at Agribition and Manitoba Ag Ex through the 1980’s and 1990’s. A highlight for him was winning “Premier Breeder” and “Premier Exhibitor” awards for consecutive years at the Canadian Western Agribition. Brian has sat on a number of boards over the years. He was apart of the Crossroads Simmental Association for many years as a director, including a term as President. He was on the Saskatchewan Simmental Association board as a director for six years, as well as the Canadian Simmental Association board as a director for six years, with two as being President. He also sat on the Saskatchewan Beef Cattle Performance Testing Association, Regina Bull Sale Committee, Agribition International and Commercial Cattle Committees, Moosomin Curling Club, Recreation Board and Golf Club. Spring Creek Simmental’s herd has evolved from the traditional purebred with a Fleckvieh influence to one that is solid colored, red and black purebreds. They have developed a successful on farm bull sale. They have proudly placed herd bulls into many of Canada’s elite breeding establishments. They also have a yearly female sale, where the cattle are eagerly sought after. They have also developed a purebred Black Angus herd to complement their Simmentals and to offer a wider range of genetics to their customers. Spring Creek cattle have received many ribbons and banners over the years, but the most gratification comes from having genetics that are highly sought after and are contributing too many top notch commercial and purebred operations.

Fred Reicheld When it comes to breeding high quality cattle, everyone knows that it is in your blood. For Fred Reicheld, there is no exception. He was born on March 23, 1943 in Simcoe and continues to reside at the family farm located near Jarvis, Ontario. He attended Ridgetown Ag College and graduated in 1962, although much of his education like many has come from farm operation. The modern day operation raises cash crops, breeds Simmental beef cattle and is a fulltime Holstein dairy cattle operation. In 1973, he married Sally and over the years the family has raised four children – Andrea, Nathan, Drew and Paul who along with their spouses – Clay, Erica, Kendra and Nicole have added eight grandchildren. His start in life came shortly after Jarvis Hereford Farms Ltd. began breeding Hereford cattle in 1940. He first saw the bright lights of the city of Toronto in November 1950 as an exhibitor of Herefords at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair although as history will illustrate both his father and grandfather were staples of the industry for many years prior. We as Simmental breeders have “Jarvis Simmental” to thank as one of the pioneers of the breed in Canada. They first imported and began breeding Simmentals in 1970 and the record books at the Canadian Simmental Association for the operation are stamped August 13, 1971. Their first registration into the Canadian Herd book was a horned Fullblood “Jarvis Christine” born on April 28, 1971 and carries the registration number 812. Over the last 46 years, the operation has bred thousands of animals into the breed and officially registered 468 pedigrees with the Jarvis prefix and JSL herd letters. In the show ring, they have exhibited Simmentals at local fairs since 1972 with large success. Annually they made the trip to the Royal up until 2000 where too they have achieved champion status with both bulls and females. As breeders, Jarvis is credited not only as an importer but also as an exporter from time to time. Today, the operation continues to thrive with his son Paul working alongside Fred in managing the farm. They continue to add to the collection of Simmental cattle purchasing both Red and Black Simmental from across Canada and the United States. They also are continuing to share the Jarvis prefix with others selling both bulls and heifers privately and as guest consignors in annual production sales.

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Don Godfrey Don Godfrey was born on December 30th, 1955 as the oldest son of Harold and Audrey Godfrey of Cornwall, Prince Edward Island. Don had a passion for the farm life and worked alongside his father starting from a very young age. In 1978, Don formally partnered with his father Harold on the farm at the age of 22. The operation was farming about 900 acres, maintaining a herd of purebred Hereford beef cattle for a total of 175 head, as well as a 50 head sow herd of hogs with a farrowto-finish operation. The farm also grew about 200 acres of seed potatoes, 300 acres of grain and about 100 acres of hay land. In the 1980’s, Don and his father Harold began to introduce Simmental bulls into their herd in order to boost frame size and generate higher value carcasses. In the late 1980’s, Don decided to expand his potato operation by 100 acres, forgo the hog operation and begin building a purebred and registered Simmental herd. In 1992, the farm sought more marketable and performance-enhancing genetics by purchasing a bull from Bar 5 Simmentals. The resulting progeny from this purchase saw Harold return to Bar 5 for another purchase in in 1994. As the herd grew, so did the success in the show ring and ultimately upon the bottom line of the operation. Don has been a strong proponent of using bulls from Central and Western Canada and has regularly purchased his herd sires from Lewis Farms now since the early 2000’s. After his father Harold’s passing in 1998, Don took over the operation alone with the help of some hired help, his wife June and his young sons pitching in when they were not in school. Today, Don, alongside his youngest son Michael, are calving 50 Simmental full blood and purebred Simmental cows and running a small feedlot operation that mainly consists of Simmental influenced cattle for a total of about 200 head. In addition to the cattle, he is also farming 300 acres of seed, table and processing potatoes, 350 acres of grain, 200 acres of soybeans and 300 acres of hay land. In his rare spare time, Don has regularly been involved in his community and various organizations. He currently serves as the Maritime Simmental Association President, the Past President of the PEI Easter Beef Show and Sale, and Director on the PEI Government’s Lending Agency Board. He recently retired as a Director of the PEI Federation of Agriculture and a Director of the PEI Potato Board in addition to past roles on the PEI Cattlemen’s Board and the PEI Farm Centre Board. Don has always been a strong promoter of Simmental cattle and agriculture on Prince Edward Island. He has instilled the importance of participation in industry and community activities in his three sons. Andrew, Robert and Michael are fortunate enough to have a father that made sure they were able to participate in National Simmental Shows right across Canada throughout the late 1990’s and most of the 2000’s. Don has a tireless work ethic that has built and sustained an impressive farm operation throughout his lifetime.

Joseph Steeves Joseph Steeves of Stoney Creek, New Brunswick grew up on a farm raising dairy cattle. After working at a dairy in his early years, Joe later worked for the Federal Government in the animal health division. It was with this job he saw his first Simmental; at the time he was raising purebred Shorthorn feeder calves. Joe married his wife Doreen Leaman in March of 1956. Together they had four children, twins Marlene and Marcie, Heather and Bill.Jo-Dreen Farms is now managed by Joe, Doreen, his daughter Marcie, son-in-law Don and grandchildren Heidi and Trevor. Joe’s other daughter Marlene married Peter Gaunce who with their five boys operate Hidden Hollow Simmentals. Joe had raised purebred Shorthorns for a number of years however the Simmental breed caught his eye. He purchased his first Simmental in 1981, joining the Canadian Simmental Association the following year. On December 13th, 2002 a barn fire took out his entire herd. Friends and the community rallied together to rebuild a new barn, and with the purchase of a few heifers Joe was back in the Simmental business. Jo-Dreen Farms has a good performing herd with their bulls on most occasions being the top gaining or top selling at the Maritime Beef Test Station. They’ve exhibited cattle successfully in the Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario. Joe has also judged the Royal Winter Fair three times along with many other shows. Joe has played an active role in the agriculture industry on the number of committees and boards he’s sat on. He was once the President of the Canadian Shorthorn Association, and sat on the board of directors for the Maritime Simmental Association. He also was on the board of directors for the Maritime Beef Testing Society and was President when they introduced the Grow Safe program that’s still used there today.

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Jim & Agnes Asher As Simmental celebrated the 50th anniversary of the breed in Canada we need to remember the early importers and breeders that started it all, and made it strong. One of those breeders was Jim and Agnes Asher of Bar A Simmentals. Jim was the herdsman at Lacombe Research Station where 12 head were imported into Canada in the spring of 1967. The four bulls were Pacific, Petunia, Quadrille and Quartier, along with 8 heifers. The breeding program resulted in Adonis, Achilles and Ajax. Jim retired in 1970 and moved back to Saskatchewan to start a small herd of Simmentals in Grandora. He was able to import 2 head in the first years with the resulting heifer quite literally paying for the farm; back in 1974, $45,000 was a lot of money. Over the years they built a successful Simmental herd and were always a strong supporter of the “best breed in Canada”. Starting with Fullblood cattle over the years the herd has switched to red and black purebreds, with Jim never being a big supporter of anything but Fullbloods.When showing Agnes recent pictures of the herd,she’d always say “those don’t look like the Simmentals I know”.Jim passed away in 2000 at 91 years, still asking about the cows and Agnes passed away in 2017 at 102 years.Bar A Simmentals andthe Asher name continues to be associated with the Simmental breed with daughter Donna Marie Asher, her husband Mike Millar and son Wyatt raising Simmentals with their motto “Quality over Quantity”. This year Wyatt is the President of the Young Canadian Simmental Association and continues to build his herd and the Bar A Simmental name.

Melvern Simmentals In 1950, at 8 years old Bill Armstrong moved to the Spa Springs of Nova Scotia and farmed with his parents and three siblings. The family milked cows for cream. Bill took over the farm in 1971. He decided not to continue milking cows, but entered the beef industry with 30 Hereford Shorthorn cross cows. They started breeding Simmentals to bring more growth into the herd. The Armstrong’s registered their first 30 half blood Simmentals in 1975. Bill, Richard and their families now run 225 cows. They feed all of their calves out to slaughter, from start to finish. They have competed very successfully at some of the first Simmental shows throughout the Maritimes and continued to show for decades up until recently. They are currently taking a short break before Richard and Megan’s children, Hayden and Rylee become more involved in that aspect of the industry. Bill and Richard have held positions on many different boards and committees – the Maritime Simmental Association, Annapolis Valley Exhibition Beef & Steer show committee, Annapolis Soils & Crops Committee, Annapolis County Federation of Agriculture and the Nova Scotia Cattlemen’s Association to name a few. The Armstrong family are very loyal supporters of the Simmental breed. It is with great pleasure to honour Melvern Simmentals into the Canadian Simmental Association Hall of Fame in recognition of their dedication and commitment to the Simmental breed.

CSA Presented WSFF Golden Book Canadian Simmental Association Golden Book Award November 2017

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017 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Simmental breed in Canada and as part of the finale celebrations held in conjunction to the Canadian Western Agribition the Canadian Simmental Association hosted the Federation of Americas Conference. During the 50th Anniversary banquet, the Canadian Simmental Association was presented the Golden Book award by the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation (WSFF). In presenting the award to the CSA, WSFF President Fred Schuetze thanked the CSA for its ongoing work in the development and promotion of the Simmental breed not only in Canada, but also throughout the world. As President Schuetze

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e changement peut faire peur à certaines personnes alors que d’autres le recherchent. Plusieurs membres de l’ASA ainsi que des partenaires du centre International Genetic Solution (IGS)se questionnent par rapport aux changements à venir lorsque le système BOLT sera totalement mis en place. Un tel changement peut sembler stressant mais, en réalité, les choses doivent changer. Pourquoi alors investir dans de nouvelles méthodes améliorées, si on obtient les mêmes résultats ? Voici certains des principaux changements à venir avec la nouvelle évaluation génétique : 1. Déplacement des ÉPD et reclassement. Les ÉPD vont changer de manière plus spécifique chez les jeunes sujets ayant un niveau de fiabilité plus bas. Les membres doivent donc s’attendre à ce que les ÉPD varient chez les jeunes sujets, tel que cela arrive également avec le modèle actuel, compte tenu qu’il peut y avoir de nouveaux descendants ajoutés. L’évaluation de certains animaux s’en ira dans une direction favorable, alors que ce sera l’inverse pour d’autres sujets. Gardez toutefois à l’esprit que même si les ÉPD se détériorent, leur prédiction est encore plus précise. Avec un nombre suffisant de veaux et de données phénotypiques, on pourrait obtenir des ÉPD semblables à ceux calculés avec le système BOLT, cela pourrait soit prendre plus de temps ou requérir davantage d’informations avec le système actuel. Grâce au système BOLT et aux nouvelles méthodologies d’évaluation génétique, nous obtiendrons des ÉPD plus précis et plus tôt dans la vie de l’animal. 2. Fiabilité encore plus précise. Ce concept est un peu plus difficile à saisir. En fait, la valeur de fiabilité indiquée sera calculée directement et, par conséquent, elle devrait se rapprocher de la « vraie valeur » de fiabilité. Les méthodes employées pour calculer directement la fiabilité sont très complexes et elles exigent une grande capacité de calcul informatique. Avec l’évaluation actuelle, on n’est pas capable de calculer directement la fiabilité, ainsi on utilisait une méthode d’approximation afin d’estimer le niveau de fiabilité de chaque ÉPD. Ces méthodes d’estimation comportaient des lacunes, ce que le système BOLT permet d’améliorer avec la nouvelle évaluation. Avec le système BOLT, le niveau de fiabilité indiqué sera plus précis. 3. Les niveaux de fiabilité indiqués auront tendance à être plus bas. Cela peut sembler mêlant et représenter l’inverse de ce qui vient d’être expliqué. Les ÉPD seront plus précis. La fiabilité indiquée sera plus précise. Les deux énoncés sont encore vrais. Par contre, une lacune demeure au niveau des méthodes d’approximation utilisées pour estimer actuellement la fiabilité et dans toutes les évaluations non calculées avec le système BOLT, ellesont tendance à surestimer le niveau de fiabilité, en particulier chez les jeunes animaux. On connaissait cela depuis longtemps, mais on n’avait aucun moyen de

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par l’équipe d’évaluation génétique du centre IGS calculer directement la fiabilité. Avec la fiabilité calculée directement avec BOLT, on obtient un niveau de fiabilité plus précis, mais dont la valeur numérique sera souvent plus basse que la valeur prédite par l’évaluation courante. Par contre, les nouvelles valeurs indiquées de fiabilité avec le système BOLT devraient mieux refléter les changements possibles de la valeur des ÉPD. 4. L’analyse de l’ADN apportera une grande influence. Avec la transition au BOLT, le centre IGS emploiera l’évaluation génomique à une seule étape pour tous les ÉPD (au lieu de seulement l’utiliser pour l’ÉPD de longévité, comme présentement).Avec l’évaluation en une seule étape, on combine simultanément les marqueurs d’ADN et les informations généalogiques avec les données phénotypiques afin de calculer les ÉPD. Auparavant, les valeurs d’élevage moléculaires (VÉM) étaient calculées à partir des informations génomiques, puis ces VÉM étaient ensuite incorporées séparément pour calculer les ÉPD. Davantage d’information est obtenue des marqueurs d’ADN par la méthode en une seule étape, comparativement à l’ancienne méthode. Il y a aussi certains biais introduits par l’ancienne démarche de combinaison des données, ce qui n’est pas un problème avec la méthode en une seule étape. De plus, avec la méthode en une seule étape, l’information génomique permettra d’améliorer les ÉPD de l’animal génotypé, ainsi que ceux des sujets apparentés. 5. Des évaluations génétiques calculées plus souvent. Avec toute la capacité informatique du système BOLT, le centre IGS peut produire des évaluations génétiques plus fréquemment qu’à l’heure actuelle. Cela apporte plusieurs avantages. Les membres peuvent obtenir des ÉPD plus rapidement après avoir transmis leurs données. Si on dépasse une date limite, la prochaine date limite est plus près. Cela permet de générer des ÉPD plus précis à l’année longue, et en incorporant plus rapidement les données génomiques. Seul point négatif, les ÉPD publiés vont être passes date plus vite.

L’évaluation génétique n’est pas statique. Il y aura toujours des améliorations, grâce aux nouvelles recherches en génétique animale, en génomique et en analyses statistiques. Le système BOLTest révolutionnaire par sa flexibilité naturelle, sa capacité de calcul informatique, et les méthodes statistiques employées pat le logiciel. Adoptez le changement vers un nouveau modèle amélioré d’évaluation génétique, ça s’en vient ! Reproduit avec la permission de l’American Simmental Association qui dirige l’évaluation génétique de l’Association canadienne Simmental.


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From the Director’s Chair Positioned to be the Leader

Frank Robblee – Canadian Simmental Association Director

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reetings from the beautiful province of Prince Edward Island. For those reading who do not know me, my name is Frank Robblee and farm under the Tryon Simmental prefix. This past summer in Fredericton, New Brunswick I was newly elected to the Canadian Simmental Association’s board of directors at the Annual General Meeting that was held in conjunction to Convention. I grew up on a mixed farm, growing potatoes and managing a small beef feedlot. When I was 8 years old, my father asked me if I would be interested in getting into fullblood Simmental cattle, and I immediately said yes. He purchased our first Simmental that year from Arthur Corbett, of Rolling Hills Simmentals and I was hooked. Two years later in 1987 we sold our potato operation, and Arthur had his dispersal in our barn. We purchased 5 foundation females from that sale that would make up the basis for our herd to this present day. A lot has changed over the past 30 years, but one thing that has remained consistent is the continued improvement of the Simmental breed. As a practicing veterinarian, I have been involved and have seen the groundwork that has been laid out for both the quality milk and verified beef production systems. The constant

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with both of these programs is the commitment to animal welfare and the implementation of quality control points that ensures consistency. Although these programs may seem like added work, I feel that the benefits to the industry are well worth it.This forays into how important our youth and the YCSA program are to our industry, and to the education of the general public in how sustainable beef production is important not just for our economy but for our land as well. The Simmental breed is at the forefront of producing beef in the most economical way possible. I believe that the education that is taught to the YCSA members is invaluable in providing a basis for them for the future, but also to prepare them to be ambassadors to the general public. We’ve reached a time where consumers are two to three generations removed from the farm, and may not fully comprehend what is involved in beef production and the sustainability of our land. As a breed, I think we are well positioned to be the leader and one I am proud to work with and be a part of. As a director of the CSA Board, we are always there for concerns or issues that you would like to be addressed. Feel free to contact any one of us.


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s a veterinarian for the past thirty-five years, I often get called out to help with difficult calvings or malpresentations while commonly seeing meconium (first manure) stained calves. This article will discuss the cause and what one should do in these cases. The jury is out on this one as veterinarians have many different opinions on this case, plus it is a difficult subject to study. Hopefully this article will allow you as producers to form your own opinions. Whenever we see a meconium stained calf we must assume that the calf has been under stress, and that the parturition had been delayed for some reason that may or may not be under our control. That is why meconium stained calves are very common in malpresentations, torsions and with large calves. Normal calving should have taken place sooner. With stress, the meconium gets expelled and mixes with the uterine fluids which stains the calf. Most farmers see the meconium and although they mostly recognize that the birthing has been delayed, I am not sure if they associate it with the stress on the calf. If one sees this too often then it may be a sign that you are delaying your calving assistance, or that there are not recognizable signs of labor early enough. Nutritional issues such as low-grade calcium deficiencies can lead to lack of uterine contraction and delay parturition. Every time we move cattle into the barn and delay the return to full-fledged pushing there is the possibility of a delay in parturition and a meconium stained calf. A meconium stained live calf is a warning sign we may need to give that calf special attention. This special attention comes in the form of close observation. The calf could be slower so providing supplemental colostrum sooner rather than later may be in order. Calves born from delayed births could have varying forms of anoxia, and potentially be slow to stand and nurse making them more susceptible to calf hood diseases including pneumonia, scours and navel infection. Remember it can be the first case that starts the outbreak, so one should provide more TLC to insure the survivability of these meconium stained calves. It’s a good idea to mark down in your calving records “calf meconium stained”. A good majority of these will do very well with no additional care, but the warning signs of meconium staining is trying to tell us something so still observe them closely. Seeing yellow fetal fluids even within the waterbag tells us that there is meconium staining, so time is of the essence and I would have no hesitation to proceed to help with the birth of the calf. Again, it tells us time is running out. There is no doubt with backwards calves or breech births the straining and pressure on the back end of the calf facilitates the meconium being expelled earlier than normal.

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By examining the dam quicker, if you see yellow fetal fluids it may identify these malpresentations earlier and avert a stillborn calf. Even though if one works efficiently and diligently on assisting the meconium colored fetal fluid makes myself as a veterinarian work a little bit quicker than normal. We as veterinarians probably experience more of these meconium stained calves as time has elapsed between when the farmer identifies a problem, checks it out himself, then calls us and we arrive or the calving arrives at the clinic. I don’t know if the greater degree of meconium indicates the degree of stress as I have seen some heavily stained calves that were very lively, and others that were barely stained which were very weak and lethargic. The meconium staining may warn us ahead of time to be ready with the resuscitation procedures such as the straw up the nose and/or cold water in the ear. A respiratory stimulant such as respisure available (respisure and other respiratory stimulants only available by prescription from your veterinarian) or if you have supplemental oxygen that can also be available to help revive slow calves. The final decision comes down to the susceptibility to either a meconium aspirated pneumonia or perhaps a higher propensity to contract navel infection. The jury is out on this one, and while we don’t generally have problems with meconium induced aspiration pneumonia I have seen it diagnosed several times over the years. Therefore I am always cautious and if the situation warrants it, prescribe a course of antibiotics. This will depend on the advice of your veterinarian as to whether they are prescribed, but next time a meconium stained calf is delivered at calving season it is well worth asking the question in my opinion. I have followed up with many of the cases over the years, and in every case where antibiotics were prescribed the calf had no further treatment. In today’s world of prudent usage of antibiotics one must weigh the likelihood of getting sick, and the fact that further antibiotics may be required. The meconium is essentially considered pretty sterile, but I think the aspiration causes lung damage and predisposes calves getting sick. This spring think of the meconium as an early warning sign of many things including a good predictor that the cow has been in labor too long. Additional care then may be needed for both the cow and calf. Your veterinarian may even prescribe NSAIDs in certain situations to help the calf and cow along. I truly believe all these additional efforts will lead to a healthier calf, subsequently a healthier herd and give you some peace of mind. Very little has ever been looked at in regards to this topic at calving time.


Member Announcements JUST MARRIED

Brandon Satchwell of Virginia Ranch married Danielle Wolfe on August 5, 2017. The wedding ceremony took place on the ranch. The newlyweds reside in Cochrane, AB..

Allison Satchwell of Virginia Ranch married Spencer McCracken on October 7, 2017 in a lovely intimate ceremony in Banff, AB. The couple reside in Calgary, AB..

CONGRATULATIONS Dave and Krista of Erixon Simmentals are proud to introduce Griffin D. & Holden D. They were born on October 15, 2017 weighing 2 pounds 13 ounces and 3 pounds 1 ounce. A huge thank you goes out to all those who offered kind words, prayers and support.

Dalton Louis Dorran was born November 3 in Calgary. He’s welcomed into this world by his parents Ryan and Cassie of Didsbury, Alberta, who own and operate Dorran Marketing Inc. Dalton weighed 5 lbs, and 15 oz, and brings his parents tremendous happiness. He can’t wait to meet his cattle family!

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THE ALBERTA SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Would like to thank their ASA members and those who sponsored ASA and YCSA events in 2017. We extend our congratulations to all those who exhibited Simmental animals in YCSA and 4-H as Junior projects, or in open shows. The Alberta Simmental Association is making plans for another exciting year in 2018. Watch our website for events and locations. The ASA is excited to be hosting the CSA Convention in Olds, AB on August 9-12th.

Check out one of these Alberta events to find your next herdsire January January 25-27 Canadian Bull Congress , Camrose, AB January 26 Lazy S Bull Power Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB

February February 3 R+R Acres 17th Annual Beef Maker Bull Sale, Airdrie, AB February 8 Janzen Ranches 25th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Rosemary, AB February 9 Anchor D Ranch Genetic Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB February 13 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB February 14 Outlaw Cattle Co 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Hussar, AB February 16 Mader Ranches 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Carstairs, AB February 17 Circle G Simmental/ Angus and P&H Bull & Horse Sale, Innisfail, AB February 17 Timberlind 10th Annual Bull Sale, Buck Creek, AB February 19 Select Opportunity 4th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Innisfail, AB February 22 6th Annual Bull Rush Simmental Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB February 22-24 YCSA 2nd Annual Leadership Conference, Calgary, AB February 23 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Westlock, AB February 24 Lewis Farms 33rd Annual Bull Sale, Spruce Grove, AB February 25 Triangle Stock Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale, Glenevis, AB February 26 Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Bentley, AB February 26 Ranchman’s 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale, Vermilion, AB February 27 Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale, Beaverlodge, AB February 28 Herd Master 23rd Annual Bull Sale, Camrose, AB March March 2 13th Annual Bullfest Sale, Camrose, AB March 2 Chittick Family Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB March 3 Silversmith/ Mappin Simmental Bull Sale, Veteran, AB March 3 Lockhart Valley 14th Annual Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB March 3 MCG Simmentals 11th Annual Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 5 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB March 5 Severtson Land & Cattle 25th Annual Bull Sale with Guest Trendsetter Livestock, Innisfail, AB March 6 Built Right Bull Sale, Provost, AB March 7 Skor Simmentals 16th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale, Camrose, AB March 8 Westway/ Deeg 15th Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 9 Northern Classic Simmental & Charolais Sale, Grande Prairie, AB March 10 Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale, Stavely, AB March 10 Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB March 12 Place Your Bets 12th Annual Bull Sale, Veteran, AB March 13 9th Annual Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, Olds, AB March 13 On Target Bull & Female Sale, Barrhead, AB March 14 The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 16 Porter Ranches Bull Sale, Stoney Plain, AB March 16 Duralta Farms Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale, Vegreville, AB March 17 Hwy 16 West Multi Breed Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB March 17 14th Annual Kulyk Simmental Bull Sale, Vermillion, AB March 21 Adair Ranch 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Provost, AB March 22 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB March 24 Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB March 26 Riverstone Cattle Co Bull Sale, Olds, AB April April 12 Daines Cattle 23rd Annual Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB

PRESIDENT Byron Johnson Amisk, AB Ph: 780-856-2175 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca VICE PRESIDENT Duncan Pearson Calmar, AB 780-220-5730 dunkthehunk_10@hotmail.com TREASURER Ben Farrant Lousana, AB 403-896-2291 b.farrant@centralab.coop SECRETARY Katie Deeg Strathmore, AB 403-899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com DIRECTORS Jill Mader Carstairs, AB 403-807-8140 maderranches@gmail.com Barclay Smith Cherhill, AB 780-306-6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com Dakota Townsend Sylvan Lake, AB 403-505-8450 isangus@telusplanet.net Scott Harvie Olds, AB 403-586-4278 harvieranching@hotmail.com Dacie Johnson Smokey Lake, AB 780-656-5513 lakebottom_cattle@yahoo.ca Chad Smith Olds, AB 403-556-9897 clearwatersimmetnals@gmail.com BREEDER’S SELECT SHOW COORDINATOR Tracy Kimmel 5703 26 Street Lloydminster, AB T9V 2M4 780-875-2089 asabreedersselect@outlook.com FIELDPERSON Dwayne Martin 780-940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

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President Andrea Bartholet Box 55, Carwright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204-637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca

Vice President Tracey Wilcox Box 531, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 201-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net

Second Vice President Kyle Taylor Box 226, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-867-7918 Email: kyletaylor_87@msn.com

MSA Director Dana Johns Box 188, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 Phone: 204-838-2003 Email: johnsdm@goinet.ca

MSA Director Gordon Delichte Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com

MSA Director Nikki Armstrong Box 263, Carberr y, MB R0K 0H0 Phone: 204-745-8849 Email: olmsteadcattleco@hotmail.com

MSA Director Angela Thorgilsson Box 224, Lundar, MB R0C 1Y0 Phone: 204-762-5492 Email: angwadet@mymts.net

MSA Director Kolton McIntosh Box 308, River s, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-280-0359 Email: mcintoshranch01@gmail.com

CSA Director Blair McRae RR 1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca

Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca

Keystone Association Rep Jennilee Stewart Box 244, Fisher Branch, MB R0C 0Z0 Phone: 204-761-6644 Email: jenbernier4@hotmail.com

YCSA President Gracie Falconer Box 744, Har tney, MB R0M 0X0 Phone: 204-576-0163 gmfalconer@hotmail.com

UPCOMING EVENTS Feb 18

Bonchuk Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Feb 19 Rendezvous Farms 14th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste Rose du Lac, MB Feb 21 M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russel, MB Mar 1 JP Cattle Co. / Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Mcauley, MB Mar 5 Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar 7 Mar Mac Farms Simmental, Red and Black Angus Bull Sale and Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Mar 11 Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Mar 12 Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar 13 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar 14 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar 16 Family Tradition Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Mar 17 Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar 19 Maple Lake Stock Farm Kick Off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB Mar 20 WLB Livestock 14th Annual Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar 21 Rainbow River Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull and Female Sale Fisher Branch, MB Apr 7 Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Apr 14 Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste Rose du Lac, MB We would like to congratulate Northern Lights Simmentals, Neil & Denise Carson and family on receiving the A.O Henuset Simmental Ambassador Award. We would like to thank our retiring directors for their years of service, Everett Moore and Tom Marchant. We would also like to welcome Angela Thorgilsson as the newest board member to the MSA.

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Blackgold Simmentals Meadow Acres Farm Mader Ranches Double Bar D Farms Westway Farms Foley Simmentals Townview Farms Arrow Creek Simmentals Diamond M Ranch High Country Cattle Service McIntosh Livestock Sunny Valley Simmentals Vandy Cattle Brittany Barkely & John Dew Perkin Land & Cattle Hannah Simmentals Forden Fairview Simmentals Cross Bar Anchor Ranch Indian River Cattle Co Maple Falls Simmental Rivers Edge Ranch Tim McVicar Brooksland Farm Snider Cattle Services Perlinger Simmentals Barb Judd Maple Lea Simmentals

Bohrson Marketing Services Riskan Hope Farms Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. Downhill Simmentals Bruce Holmquist Lockhart Valley Simmentals Crossroad Farms Crocus Simmentals Far-L Farms Kevin Carson North Hill Simmentals Tableland Cattle Co WLB Simmentals JP Cattle Co. Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd W2 Land & Cattle Donluce Farms Don & Connie Delorme Pashniak Ranch Timm Cattle Co Larry Barkley Top Knotch/Rafter J Simmental MacCrostie Livestock East Poplar Simmentals Mia, Ava & Rio Mackie Isabella & Mackayla Delorme Cameron & William Lakely

Hoegl Livestock Springcreek Simmentals Come As U R Simmentals Halls’s Cattle Co. Crisis Cattle Co. TSN Simmentals Stoney Creek Simmentals Czech-Mate Simmentals Harvie Ranching Labatte Simmentals Red Willow Ranch Transcon Livestock XRC Simmentals KCH Cattle Co. Triangle 33 Simmentals Storebo Farms Drifting M Ranch Erixon Simmentals Inc Knill’s Transport Prairie Sky Holdings Inc Scott Tibble Westman Farms Ockerman Simmentals Whiskey River Stock Farm Bar A Simmentals West Hill Ranch

Heifer Winner - Perkin Land & Cattle, Elgin, MB


Simmental Sweepstakes Draw Winners 1) $7,500 sale credit to the 47th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Lazy Creek Farm 2) $5,000 sale credit to the 47th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Katie Falconer & Stacy Young 3) $2,500 sale credit to the 47th Annual Agribition Simmental Sale - Ty-D Livestock 4) $2,180 advertising credit to the Cattleman’s magazine - Lorne Kwasnicki 5) $2,115 advertising credit to the Alberta Beef/Beef Illustrated magazines - Mary Jane Robinson 6. 1 Flush Pack - including cost of drugs/procedure and up to 5 implants.....BovaTech - Elden Jamieson 7. Bernie Brown Print.....Alameda Agencies - Sunny Valley Simmentals 8. $500 credit towards a Cow Cam.....Allen Leigh Security & Communications - Pheasantdale Cattle Co. 9. $1000 sale credit to either Female Sale Nov 30, 2017 or bull sale credit Mar 5, 2018 & Gift.....Ashworth Farm & Ranch - Larry Barkley 10. $100 Gift Certificate.....Bar T5 Trailer Sales Saskatoon - see Kelly - X-T Simmentals 11. $500 Sale Credit to the 5th Annual Next Generation Bull Sale March 2018.....Black Gold Simmental - Meadow Acres 12. Barn Board Wall Art.....Cattle Cures by Barb Luther - Erixon Simmentals Inc. 13. $1000 sale credit to The Source Dec 2017 or the 12th Annual Bull sale Feb 2018 & Gift Basket...Crossroad Farms - Trendsetter Livestock 14. 1 Night Accomodation and Gift Basket.....Days Inn & Suites - Arrow Creek Simmentals 15. Gift Basket.....Dorran Marketing - CDM Simmentals - Connor Morse 16. Mystery gift.....Lane Reality Corp - Leigh Barber Supper Sponsors: 17a. Masterfeeds Blueprint Beef Breeder mineral - 2 cert. for 5 bags ea.....Masterfeeds - Kurtis Reid - Diamond K Cattle Co. 17b. Masterfeeds Blueprint Beef Breeder mineral - 2 cert. for 5 bags ea.....Masterfeeds - Kurtis Reid - Timm Cattle Co. 18. $500 sale credit to MFR Genetic Destination Bull Sale Mar. 2018 and gift.....McCormack Family Ranch - Labatte Simmental 19. $1500 sale credit 20th Annual Bull Sale March 2018 & Gift Basket.....McIntosh/Kuntz/SAJ Simmental - JP Cattle Co. 20. $500 sale credit to either Bull Sale March 3, 2018 or Female Sale December 8, 2017.....McMillen Ranching Ltd. - Red Top Livestock 21. $500 Sale credit to bull sale March 2, 2018 & Gift Basket.....Meadow Acres Farms - Curtis Simmentals 22a. Ivomec.....Merial/ Boerhinger - Liam & Ivy Perkin 23. $500 towards semen or embryo collection.....Optimum Genetics - Bert’s NR Simmentals 24. Mystery gift.....Paradise Hill Ranch & Western - Willow Creek Simmentals 25. Custom Western Decor.....Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. - Curtis Simmentals 26. $500 Sale Credit on the purchase of a RWR heifer selling at the Source, FNL or Annual Bull Sale in March...Red Willow Ranch Ltd - Ultra Livestock 27. Moocall 3G Calving Sensor with GPS.....Riskan Hope Farm - WLB Livestock 28. 1 Night Accommodation.....Sandman Inn & Suites, Regina - Spruce Grove Cattle Co. 29. $500 sale credit, March 2018 & Gift Basket.....Southwest Showcase Bull Sale - Percyview Farms Ltd. 30. $500 credit to website design.....T Bar C - Forden Fairview Farm Ltd. 31. 5 units of semen from Semex Beef Sire Catalogue.....Westgen/Semex - Diamond K Cattle Co. Show Jacket Sponsor 32 $1000 credit to bull purchase & $500 credit to towards commercial heifer March 23, 2018 & Gift...Wheatland Cattle Co - Riskan Hope 33. G.I. Gypsy Custom Artwork.....X-T Livestock - Perkin Land & Cattle 34. $1,000 Sales Credit for New Year’s Resolution.....Canadian Donors - KCH Cattle Co. 35. $500 Sales Credit to 2017 Friday Night Lights.....Bohrson Marketing - Circle G Simmentals

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

2017 Canadian western agribition

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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President: Don Godfrey, PE Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Bill MacLeod, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Kerwin Delong, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Lacey Fisher, NS CSA Director: Frnnk Robblee, PE

MYSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President: Connor Morse, NS Vice President: Jake Matheson, PE Treasurer: Melanie Delong, NS Secretary: Jessie Swinamer, NS Directors: Dereck Sanderson, PE Olivia Hiltz, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Creamer, NS

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www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com

UPCOMING BULL SALE Look for Simmental bull consignments on April 7, 2018 at the Maritime Beef Test Station in Nappan, NS.


2017/2018

YCSA Board of Directors!

Represent, serve and assist youth in the Simmental breed

PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR AT LARGE Wyatt Millar (306)371-2599 barw@sasktel.net

1ST VICE PRESIDENT & QUEBEC REP Krista Whalen (819)679-7964 kristawhalen15@hotmail.com

MANITOBA REP

ONTARIO REP

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

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

2ND VICE PRESIDENT & SASKATCHEWAN REP

ALBERTA REP

MARITIME REP

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Lisa Reich (780)898-2934 Paige Holmquist lisa_reich1996@hotmal.com (306)864-7661 p.holmquist@hotmail.com

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

Interested in becoming a National YCSA Board Member? Join your Provincial YCSA Board and/or get elected as a Director at Large at the National AGM

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

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Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship Recipients Jessica currently attends West Texas A&M University, completing her Masters of Animal Science, with a specialization in meat science. She grew up on a mixed commercial beef and grain operation, located west of Ponoka, Alberta. Jessica remains actively involved in the agriculture industry, honored as a 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leader, in addition to volunteering her time with the Classroom Agriculture Program. Jessica was raised through the Alberta 4-H Beef program and competed in Junior Shows across Western Canada. Jessica has grown up around the Simmental breed, and is currently working with Simmental genetics in her Master’s thesis. “Being selected as a recipient of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship is an honor, and I look forward to researching and representing the Simmental breed in my future academic and career plans.”

Jessica Sperber Ponoka, AB

Matt Bates Lindsay, ON

My name is Matt Bates and I was raised on a purebred cow-calf operation near Lindsay, Ontario, which forged my passion for beef cattle and the agricultural industry. I am currently in my second year, studying Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (University of Guelph), after completing 4 years of an undergraduate Animal Science degree. I have a particular interest in large animal medicine and reproduction and I hope to pursue these areas as a future career. The opportunities afforded to me through 4-H and junior beef breed organizations have been numerous, and the life lessons that I’ve learned through such have been foundational. Whether it was a junior national show, a leadership conference, an international trip, or a public speaking competition, the friendships and mentorships established along the way reflect the true value of such programs. My words are not enough to express the level of appreciation I have for the people that have contributed to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation, but I hope they can speak to the magnitude of benefits that are created through its’ youth scholarships and programming, and the value of these opportunities to the future of the industry. The FCSF Scholarship will have an immense impact on my academic journey, and I am extremely grateful to those who have made it possible.

2017 Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship Recipients Michaela grew up in a rural area, where she always had an interest in cattle and agriculture. Michaela’s involvement in 4-H was her first exposure to Simmental cattle as her club was heavily influenced by the breed. Her experiences to date have facilitated countless opportunities to network with likeminded people who share her passion for agriculture and those who take pride in their community and heritage. Michaela looks forward to being able to give back to the industry and share her passion.

Michaela Lievre Woodstock, ON Breana grew up on a farm near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta where her family raised bison and beef cattle, as well as quarter horses. Her upbringing instilled many important life lessons including the value of a hard day’s work, a great appreciation for life and developed her passion for the care of animals. After high school she began taking a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in order to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Her studies have taken her to the University of Calgary but she continues to hold on to her roots and connections to the agriculture industry through volunteer work and helping out on the family farm.

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Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Mackenzie Skeels Rimbey, AB

Growing up with my family at Anchor D Ranch Simmentals just outside of Rimbey has expanded my passion for the rural way of life. My first cow was given to me; from there I have bought, traded, and raised cows, extending my purebred herd to 20 head. I have spent nine years in 4-H, where I have held the positions President, Secretary, and Historian. One of my favorite volunteering events is to cook at the Ronald McDonald House. I have achieved the Alberta 4-H Award of Excellence Platinum Medallion and have the honor of being selected to attend the 2018 4-H Canada Citizenship Congress in Ottawa, ON. I have loved my last three years being a part of the Alberta YCSA board, last year being the Vice President. It has been wonderful to be a part of the National YCSA Cattle Show for the last 5 years, and winning 3 aggregate titles is very humbling. With my 2nd aggregate title, the Canadian Simmental Association sent me to represent the YCSA in Iowa at a 900 head American Junior Simmental cattle show, I look forward to one day being a board member for the National YCSA Board so that I can give back to the association that has given so much to me. Currently I am enrolled in Red Deer Collage in the Media Studies and Professional Communication Coarse. Within this course, I am acquiring the skills to become a successful marketer and spokesperson for agriculture. Being crowned Miss Rimbey Rodeo 2017 has given me the platform to educate individuals not just about rodeo, but the agriculture industry as a whole. I enjoy that I have the ability to educate people about the beef industry and inform people as to where their food comes from. My roots run deep in agriculture, being the fourth generation on our family farm. Agriculture is something I am extremely passionate about, and I feel it is very important that there is a spokesperson representing our way of life. My vision is that the consumer receives the highest quality product that we as dedicated agriculture producers have produced. My goal is that the consumer knows that their food was created with care, love and respect for the livestock and the land where it was produced.

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

Thank You Lewis Farms! We are pleased to announce the 2018 Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation - Lewis Farms, of Spruce Grove, Alberta. Lewis Farms produces 800 acres of seed potatoes, 3000 acres of grain and runs 800 purebred Simmental and Angus cows. Simmental genetics were first introduced to Lewis Farms in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. The first registered Simmental cows were purchased in the mid 1970’s. Lewis Farms have been active with their children in 4-H and the YCSA program, while promoting the positive involvement of youth in the cattle industry. Built on a foundation of a family working together over the past 70 years, Lewis Farms has become a strong and growing force within the Simmental Breed. Ken Lewis is currently the President of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation. Lewis Farms has been a strong supporter of the Foundation Auction since its inception. Thank you for your donation of the Lot 1 – Bred Heifer to the 2018 Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction.

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International Provincial Exhibition GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND SUPREME FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION MALE AND SUPREME MALE

August 30-September 3, 2017 — Armstrong, BC — Judge: Riley Lafrenz

PM TRUE NORTH 2’16

Sire: BF Special Consensus Exhibited by: Popular Meadows, Houston, BC

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: FBF1 Combustible Exhibited by: New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

PM MISS CONSENSUS 1’16

RJY SHOCK N AWE 5D

Sire: BF Special Consensus Exhibited by: Popular Meadows; Houston, BC

Sire: LFE The Riddler 323B Exhibited by: Warren & Trudy Schweb, Salmon Arm, BC

Olds Fall Classic October 6-8, 2017 — Olds, AB — Judge: Tyson Hertz

GRAND CHAMPION MALE

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

NEW TREND KARIZMA 5C

NEW TREND KARIZMA 5C

VCL LKC DAGGER 605D

DOUBLE BAR D BB 407D

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Sire: Profit Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: FBF1 Combustible Exhibited by: New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Sire: JF American Pride 0987X Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

BARLEE RANGER SMITH

Sire: JF Milestone 999W Exhibited by: Ultra Livestock, Carstairs, AB


Expo Boeuf GRAND CHAMPION MALE

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

October 6-8, 2017 — Victoriaville, QC — Judge: Tyler Libke

KDL DUNRAVEN DUDE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: SVF/NJC Mo Better M217 Exhibited by: Dunraven Simmentals, Calumet Island, QC

FUSION DAY DREAMER

ELM TREE ENCOUNTER 18E

Sire: RTC/JETS Admiral 16A Exhibited by: Fusion Livestock, Metcalfe, ON

Sire: Elm Tree Zander 11Z Exhibited by: Elm Tree Farms, Little Britain, ON

Manitoba Ag Ex

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE AND SUPREME FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION MALE AND SUPREME MALE

October 28, 2017 — Brandon, MB — Judges: Jill & Cole Harvie

EARLY SUNSET QUEEN 8C

Sire: MR TR Hammer 308A ET Exhibited by: Tableland Cattle Co. & Vandy Cattle, Estevan, SK

RJY CASINO 11C

Sire: LRX Blaze 55Z Exhibited by: High Country Cattle Services & Shelly & Ron Reich, Breton, AB

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

BARLEE LEXI LOU 1C

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Barlee Simmentals, Shawville, QC

COME AS U R SCREAM 632D

Sire: Come As U R Red Rocket Exhibited by: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK

COME AS U R INFINITI 32E

Sire: Come As U R Red Rocket Exhibited by: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK

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Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION MALE AND SUPREME MALE

November 2, 2017 — Lloyminster, SK — Judge: Justin Morrison

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals & Bohrson Marketing Services, Lloydminster, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: Drake Poker Face 2X Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminster, SK

BOSS LAKE MISS ELLE 638D

WRC CAPTAIN UNIVERSE

Sire: NCB Cobra 47Y Exhibited by: Boss Lake & Ty-D, Parkland County, AB

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Wild Rose Cattle Co., Perdue, SK

Toronto Royal Winter Fair November 5, 2017 — Toronto, ON — Judge: Dave Durie Jr. GRAND CHAMPION MALE

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

CMS SODA POP 425B

KADE’S MISS KNIGHT 20D

RICK-SHA ALLY ENFORCER

BARLEE LEXI LOU 1C

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Sire: SVF Allegiance Y802 Exhibited by: Rick-Sha Farm, Moorefield, ON

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: Destiny Broker Exhibited by: Earley Livestock, Kerwood, ON

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Barlee Simmentals, Shawville, QC

KDL DUNRAVEN DUDE

Sire: SVF/NJC Mo Better M217 Exhibited by: Dunraven Simmentals, Calumet Island, QC


Farmfair International - National Show GRAND CHAMPION MALE

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

November 10, 2017 — Edmonton, AB — Judge: Kasey Phillips

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals & Bohrson Marketing Services, Lloydminster, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MALE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Sire: Drake Poker Face 2X Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminister, SK

NEW TREND KARIZMA 5C

VCL LKC DAGGER 605D

Sire: FBF1 Combustible Exhibited by: New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Sire: Profit Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

RESERVE CHAMPION PERCENTAGE FEMALE

GRAND CHAMPION PERCENTAGE FEMALE

WHL BROOKE 1629D

Sire: Brooking Déjà Vu 4038 Exhibited by: Miller Show Cattle & South Paw Cattle Co., Cremona, AB

DAINES MISS SPOT ON 3D

Sire: Outlaw Double Barrel 25B Exhibited by: Daines Cattle Co & O’Neill Livestock, Red Deer County, AB

Canadian Western Agribition

SUPREME CHAMPION PEN OF BULLS

November 23, 2017 — Regina, SK — Open Show Judges: Ken & Kyle Lewis Bull Pen Judge: Jim Pulyk

Sire: SAJ Red Equalizer 7U, Kuntz Sheriff 8A & TNT Gunner N208 Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

FIRST LADY SUPREME CHAMPION

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

CMS SODA POP 425B

SFI MISS SEEIN PURPLE

Sire: W/C Loaded Up Exhibited by: Wheatland Cattle Co, Schaake Farms & Michelson Land & Cattle, Bienfait, SK

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GRAND CHAMPION BULL

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Sire: Drake Poker Face 2X Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminister, SK

BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D

Sire: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Exhibited by: Gold Simmentals & Bohrson Marketing Services, Lloydminster, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

CMS SODA POP 425B

EARLY SUNSET QUEEN 8C

Sire: MR TR Hammer 308A ET Exhibited by: Tableland Cattle Co & Vandy Cattle, Estevan, SK

RJY CASINO 11C

Sire: LRX Blaze 55Z Exhibited by: High Country Cattle Services & Shelly & Ron Reich, Breton, AB

On the Road

Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative

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ncredible! The fall female sales were well attended and supported across the country. With averages up, the demand for the front end was tremendous and breeders added many future donors to their programs. It is a great testimony to the breed to have the depth of quality that we have in all segments taking us to the forefront of the cattle industry. In my travels I’m often asked why don’t you change this, or do this. The answer is simple we are open to ideas and there are many ways to bring them forward. You can contact staff, talk or email a board member or even run for a term on board of directors and express your thoughts on behalf of the CSA members. But please take a moment to think that the staff and board make decisions based on analyzing all the facts and stats available that will benefit the members.

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Many of you are probably well into calving. I hope that you had great success and that it has been rewarding for you to see the planning and efforts of last year’s breeding season come full cycle. The bull sales are ready to begin soon and as you have seen in the January and February issues there are many great opportunities to search and find that new bull. Whether you need a herdsire to take your program up a level, a calving ease bull for the heifer pen or are looking for multiple bulls to breed commercial females to this spring. The quality and strength are easy to access through the country. All the best in your search and travels this spring.


Lot 10 - RHF Bolts Belle 655D S: RHF BLK Stubby Bolt 300A DS: Rehorst BLK Wheatland 680Y Consignor: Rehorst Farms Ltd. Buyer: Brooksland Farm

15th Annual Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Sale

Hanover, ON September 9, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

57

$279,870.00

$4,910.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - CAR-LAUR Delta Dawn 775D S: PHS Youkon DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Ottercreek Farm

$25,000.00

Ferme Gagnon Inc. with Guests 20th Annual Production Sale

Cheneville, PQ September 30, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Semen Embryos Sale Total

Lots 34 36

Gross

Average

$176,743.00 $2,250.00 $11,000.00 $190,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 13 - FGAF Cherie 094C S: FGAF Spaceman 038A DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Pine Creek Simmentals

$5,199.00 $5,277.77

$21,000.00

Third Annual Eastern Harvest Sale Cheneville, PQ September 30, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Semen Embryos Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 5 32 37

Lot 129 - Elm Tree Ms Impact 14D S: Anchor “T” Impact 2H DS: PRL Minnesota 48M Consignor: Elm Tree Farms Buyer: Juan Carlos

Gross

Average

$15,650.00 $221,349.80 $17,895.00 $2,305.00 $237,000.00

$3,130.00 $6,917.18 $6,405.40

$30,000.00

$12,000.00

Lot 24 & 24A - Miss 55C $11,300.00 S: WLF Absolute 51Y DS: HRC Red Inferno 8R Consignor: MacCrostie Livestock Buyers: Maple Lake Stock Farms/River Point Cattle Co. Lot 25 & 25A - Maplerose Miss Maxie 304A $11,250.00 S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: WLE Overload Consignor: Brooksland Farm Buyers: Rehorst Farms Lot 2 - CAR-LAUR Devotion 780D S: Rendezvous 103B DS: FSMB Legend 1Z Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Norfolk Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

Lot 12 - FGAF Petra 095C S: Double Bar D Classic 40A DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Starwest Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 3 - FGAF Ms Barbossa 049D S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Norfolk Cattle

$8,400.00

Lot 1 - FGAF Shanti 045D S: FGAF Passport 125B DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Keet Simmentals

$8,200.00

Lot 11 - FGAF Shanti 098C S: Smithbilt Levi 501L DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$7,750.00

Lot 109 - Sibelle Franchesca 6D S: PRL Minnesota 48M DS: PRL Houston 005H Consignor: Ferme Sibelle Fleck SENC Buyer: Juan Carlos

$20,000.00

Lot 120 - Bisch Northriver Diva S: PHS Polled Worldwide 14W DS: FGAF Mr Legend 335S Consignor: La Ferme Bischof Buyer: Evergreen Odds Farm

$15,500.00

Lot 110 - Sibelle Pol Rose 21D S: Sibelle Spartacus 8A DS: Sibelle Pol Matrix Consignor: Ferme Sibelle Fleck SENC Buyer: Ferme Gerard Raby Inc

$11,500.00

Lot 117 - FSMB Daydream 2D S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Bel Western Union 5Z Consignor: Boisvert Simmentals Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$9,200.00

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Anchor D Ranch 2017 Pasture Treasures Female Sale Rimbey, AB October 13, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Raffan

Sale Summary Simmental Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

46 $315,200.00 46 $315,200.00

$7,004.00 $7,004.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2- Anchor D Dharma 404D $21,000.00 S:Anchor D Mr Gibbs 20Z DS:Bar 5 SA Kaptain 427R Buyer: Double Bar D Farms

2017 Salt Water Simmental Sale Nappan, NS October 21, 2017 Auctioneer: Andy Carter

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lot

Lots

Lot 3 - TBF 811Z Eclipse 7E S: LFE Commissioner DS: Spring Creek Lotto Consignor: Thundebrook Farms Buyer: CDM Simmental

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Gross

3 $7,850.00 12 $28,325.00 15 $36,175.00

Average $2,617.00 $2,360.00 $2,412.00 $3,900.00

Lot 19 - Anchor D Delight 252D $18,000.00 S: FGAF Windsurfer 820Y DS: Bar 5 SA Stride 413P Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle Lot 4 - Anchor D Chloe 63C $11,000.00 S: Anchor D Entourage 235X DS: Rogant Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Lot 16 - Anchor D Garren’s Davina 469D $10,250.00 S: Anchor D Mazorotti 19B DS: Virginia Maximus Buyer: McMannus Simmentals Lot 6 - Anchor D Daffodil 327D $10,000.00 S: Anchor D Entourage 235X DS: MR PRL Houdini 191H Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals


River Point Cattle Co. Fall Gala Sale Glencoe, ON October 15, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Females Open Heifers Flush Embryo Heifer Pregnancy Sale Total

18 24 1 1 1 45

Gross

Average

$105,450.00 $108,900.00 $4,000.00 $4,275.00 $4,100.00 $226,725.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1A - RPCC Blk Dixie 245D S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: WHF Slugger 244S Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: FCI Cattle Co.

$5,858.00 $4,538.00 $4,000.00 $4,275.00 $4,100.00 $5,038.00

$15,500.00

5th Annual Rust Mountain View Queens of the Pasture Production Sale Mercer, ND October 30, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Bred Heifer Embryos Flush Simmental Open Heifers Sim/Angus Open Heifers Angus Open Heifers Red Angus Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

1 7 1 7 4 4 10 34

$15,000.00 $8,350.00 $8,000.00 $39,000.00 $34,750.00 $23,750.00 $50,150.00 $179,000.00

$15,000.00 $1,192.86 $8,000.00 $5,571.00 $8,687.50 $5,937.50 $5,015.00 $5,264.71

The Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON November 4, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Heifer Calves Simmental Bred Heifers Simmental Cow/HC Pair Simmental Embryos Sale Total Live Lots

High Selling Lots

Lots 13 2 1 19 54 â…”

Gross

Average

$61,000.00 $9,500.00 $ 7,500.00 $23,550.00 $347,100.00

$4,692.31 $ 4,750.00 $7,500.00 $1,239.47 $6,350.16

Lot 54 - IRCC Extraordinaire 709E S: Harkers Icon DS: MR NLC Upgrade U8676 Consignor: Indian River Cattle Company Buyer: Gibbons Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 7 - RPCC Red Daphne 211D S: Xcel Ebonys Influence DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Lobster Point Properties

$11,000.00

Lot 5 - RPCC Red Darla 248D S: Red Tex Y3189 HR DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$9,600.00

Lot 1C - RPCC Blk Eva 204E S: Harkers Icon DS: WHF Slugger 244S Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Brooksland Farm

$8,100.00

Lot 6 - RPCC Red Denver 240D S: MRL Red Gambler 217B DS: Red Tex Y3189 HR Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Moonshine Simmentals

$7,400.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - Rust Miss Rose 7303E S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Soo Line Motive 9016 Buyer: Windy Hill Livestock

$16,500.00

Lot 1 - Rust Miss Scream 6105D $15,000.00 S: NUG Royal Red 324A DS: Mr Hock Broker Buyer: Hugh Stewart Holdings/Canadian Donors Lot 4 - Rust Miss W31 712E S: S A V Harvestor 0338 DS: TNT Knock Out R206 Buyer: Rancier Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 57A - Stewart Exclusive Touch S: Mr HOC Broker DS: STF Affirmed P44R Consignor: Stewart Livestock Buyer: Brooksland Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 66 - DYLN Exotic Rose 105E S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: RF Double Up 37W Consignor: Foley Simmentals Buyer: Rancier Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 70 - Academy Hill Daisy 10D S: Mr NCL Upgrade U8676 DS: HPT SVF In Dew Time Consignor: Academy Hill Livestock Buyer: Brian Ellis

$5,500.00

Lot 58 - Xcel Sheeza Crystal 497E S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Xcel Livestock Buyer: Paul Marshall

$5,000.00

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2017 Fall Fusion Stockade Roundup All Breed Sale Lloydminster, SK November 3, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Open Heifers 6 Angus Open Heifers 6 Speckle Park Open Heifers 2 Speckle Park Bred Heifer 1 Shorthorn Open Heifers 2 Maine Anjou Open Heifers 2 Sale Total 19

Gross

Average

$37,450.00 $28,900.00 $7,100.00 $4,000.00 $8,900.00 $8,200.00 $94,550.00

$6,241.67 $4,816.67 $3,550.00 $4,000.00 $4,450.00 $4,100.00 $4,976.31

Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, Alberta November 17, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Heifer Calves Embryos Commercial Bred Heifers Sale Gross

Lots

Gross

Average

23 13 8 6 36

$95,300.00 $36,200.00 $5,600.00 $12,450.00 $149,550.00

$4,143.00 $2,784.62 $700.00 $2,075.00 $3,652.78

High Selling Lots

Lot 36 - Tech Dakota S: Tech Bullseye 128B DS: Great Guns TX Buddy 102P Consignor: Flesimtech Simmentals Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$6,600.00

34th Annual Pembina Triangle Simmental Association Female Sale Cypress River, MB November 18, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 13 51 64

Lot 10 - Oakview Destiny 170D S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: Bar 5 SA Benz 415L Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle Co.

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Gross

Average

$33,600.00 $225,300.00 $258,900.00

$2,585.00 $4,418.00 $4,045.00

$16,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 7 - Mader Shameless 49E S: LFE Heavy Hitter 352C DS: HTP SVF In Dew time Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Wallgren Farms

$8,500.00

Lot 4 - McIntosh Starlite 56E S: TNGL Grand Fortune Z467 DS: NCB Cobra 47Y Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Hoegl Livestock Ltd.

$7,250.00

Lot 5 - Early Sunset Ruby 51E S: OLF Odin U5 DS: MR CCF Vision Consignor: Early Sunset Ranch Buyer: Little Valley Simmentals

$6,700.00

Lot 8 - KLR Miss Polled Chalina 90C S: FGAF Boss 26N DS: Dora Lee Native Son Consignor: Cameo Farms Buyer: Starwest Farms

$6000.00

Lot 26 - Spruces Equinox 496D S: Double Bar D Chandler 143 DS: Spruces Tyson 71U Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: Virginia Ranch Inc.

$6,000.00

Lot 28 - Spruces Allana 470C S: Double Bar D Chandler 143 DS: South Seven Wichita 67W Consignor: Spruce View Acres Buyer: JS Simmentals

$5,900.00

Lot 22 - PSE Polled Diamond PFF S: PSE Voyager FF DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: Elliott Simmentals Buyer: Diamond T Consulting & Cattle Ltd.

$5,000.00

Lot 9 - Oakview Dandy 180D $15,250.00 S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: Gibbons Jeremiah Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle Co/Elm Tree Farms Lot 3 - Perks Hotstuff 1178D S: MJ Black Iron 108A DS: Ankonian Colossal S064 Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 1 - Perks Red Doll 2621D S: PWK Destination 10X 6A DS: IPU Hot Iron 66Z Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.

$6,800.00

Lot 18 - Tri-R Ms Desiree 13D S: MRL Sterling Black 138Z DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Triple R Simmentals Buyer: City View Simmentals

$6,500.00


50 for 50 Simmental Sale of the Year Regina, SK November 22, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifers Preg Recip Flush Semen Embryos Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

5 30 2 2 4 7 50

$90,250.00 $250,250.00 $18,500.00 $22,250.00 $71,750.00 $83,950.00 $536,950.00

$18,050.00 $8,342.00 $9,250.00 $11,125.00 $17,938.00 $7,597.00 $10,739.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - SVS Lolita 633D S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: LFS Pol Balboa 40U Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$29,000.00

23rd Annual Harvest Hoedown Simmental Sale Neepawa, MB November 27, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 9 44 53

Gross

Average

$29,350.00 $175,550.00 $204,900.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 4 - NAC Missy 51D S: ACS Advantage 349A DS: 3D Trustin 47T Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: KSL Simmentals

$3,261.00 $3,990.00 $3,866.00

$6,400.00

Camrose Country Classic

Camrose, AB November 28, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

45 9 54

$253,500.00 $44,500.00 $298,000.00

$5,633.33 $4,944.44 $5,518.52

Lot 13 - NUG Electra 272D S: MRL Discovery 21A DS: KOP Walkerson 136Z Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Crowe Brothers Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 1 - Choice of Bred Heifer Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. Buyer: Double Bar D Farms

$24,000.00

Lot 2 - Choice of Open Heifer Consignor: McMillen Ranching Ltd. Buyer: Downhill Simmentals/Crowe Bros

$24,000.00

Lot 23 - TCCO VNDY Nirvana 701E $18,500.00 S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: MR TR Hammer 308A ET Consignor: Tableland & Vandy Cattle Buyer: William Bradford/Bar 17 Little Valley Simmentals Lot 6 - NGDB Dalila 645D S: Black Gold Night Train 55A DS: MFI Gladiator 116T Consignor: Hoegl Livestock Ltd. Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$18,000.00

Lot 20 - SBSF Cinderella 33D S: CMS Sochi 307A DS: BLCC Mr Dynamite 2S Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Leonard Bergen

$6,000.00

Lot 30 - Triple T Tereeva 58D S: Sibelle Coda 17A DS: Virginias Truman Consignor: Triple T Diamond Buyer: Creekside Cattle Company

$5,900.00

Lot 3 - NAC Susie 47D S: FBF1 Combustible DS: IPU Black Heavyweight 64S Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: X-T Simmentals

$5,600.00

Lot 10 - NAC Darcy 95D S: ACS Advantage 349A DS: NAC Master 24M Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: 62898 Manitoba Ltd.

$5,500.00

Lot 30 - Skors Lady Freda 38D S: Skors Black Enticer 4W DS: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: WLB Livestock

$12,500.00

Lot 18 - NUG Daisey 610D S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: PATT First Base 30F Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Downhill Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 11 - NUG Darlene 267D S: X-T The Force 2A DS: MRL Red Ryder 73P Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: KZ Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 48 - WJS Darlington 614D S: OLF Otis Y43 DS: Mader Full Money 145X Consignor: WJ Simmentals Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$8,750.00

77


Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK November 29, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Sim/Angus Xtra Age Bulls 16 Angus Xtra Age Bulls 6 Sim Angus Breds 15 Sale Total 37

Gross

Average

$87,500.00 $32,250.00 $74,300.00 $194,050.00

$5,469.00 $5,375.00 $4,953.00 $5,245.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 26 - WHL Countess 1601D S: Remington Lock N Load 54U DS: S A V Iron Mountain 8066 Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$8,750.00

Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB December 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Fullblood Heifers Bred Angus Heifers Sale Total

Lots 36 45 81

Gross

Average

$231,084.00 $162,066.00 $393,150.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1B - Lone Stone Ms Envoy 83D S: APLX Envoy 2Y DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$6,419.00 $3,601.00 $4,854.00

$14,000.00

SimPower Bred Female Sale

Innisfail, AB December 1, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Preg Recips Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

52 4 56

$332,100.00 $30,750.00 $362,850.00

$6,386.54 $7,687.50 $6,479.46

Lot 12 - Harvie Ms Dynamic 97D S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Harvie Ranching Buyer: KT Ranches

78

$22,500.00

Lot 7 - WHL Enforcer 1663D S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: S A V 004 Density 4336 Buyer: Hummock Springs

$8,250.00

Lot 9 - WHL Engineer 1634D S: Springcreek Olympian 66A DS: S A V Bismarck 5682 Buyer: Daryl & Glenda Goruick

$8,000.00

Lot 29 - WHL Ruby 1694D S: RF Merchant 481B DS: HF Kodiak 5R Buyer: KT Ranches

$8,000.00

Lot 11 - WHL Queen Mother 1690D S: RF Merchant 481B DS: BC Eagle Eye 110-7 Buyer: KT Ranches

$8,000.00

Lot 13 - Lone Stone Ms Tommy 64D S: Champs Tommy DS: Crossroad Sargent 143S Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: High Country Cattle Services

$13,750.00

Lot 28 - Ms DT Darla S: Tech Bluechip 122B DS: BHR Baron SA 2842P Consignor: Diamond T Simmentals Buyer: Pinecreek Simmentals

$11,000.00

Lot 27 - DT 333D S: Tech Bluechip 122B DS: BHR Baron SA 2842P Consignor: Diamond T Simmentals Buyer: Starwest Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 17 - Lone Stone Ms Tommy 68D S: Champs Tommy DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$8,000.00

Lot 28 - Mader Pocahontas 241C S: MRL Game Changer 12A DS: JRM Talladega Knight 61T Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: KT Ranches

$16,000.00

Lot 56 - Pregnant Recip S: W/C Loaded Up 1119 D: HPF Cream Soda Y010 Consignor: Canadian Donors Buyer: KT Ranches

$14,000.00

Lot 37 - Deeg Ms Sadie 65D S: Brooking Bank Note 4040 DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranches

$13,000.00

Lot 17 - RF Miss 607D S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: W2 Land & Cattle

$11,000.00


Beagle Simmentals Complete Dispersal Sale Rimbey, AB December 2, 2017 Auctioneer: Dean Edge Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Bred Females Open Heifers Bull Calves Embryo Semen Other Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

8 40 15 14 1 1 4 83

$31,600.00 $194,700.00 $46,250.00 $76,000.00 $1,975.00 $4,260.00 $3,670.00 $358,455.00

$3,950.00 $4,867.50 $3,083.33 $5,428.57 $1,975.00 $4,260.00 $917.50 $4,318.73

The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics December 4, 2017 Lloydminster, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots 30 17 47

Gross

Average

$164,400.00 $71,800.00 $236,200.00

$5,480.00 $4,223.53 $5,025.53

High Selling Lots

Lot 27 - RWR Ms Moloka’I 69D S: Anchor D Moloka’I 25Z DS: Crossroad Radium 789U Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Buyer: Circle 7 Simmentals

$17,750.00

Transcon Western Harvest 2017

Innisfail, AB December 5, 2017 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 49 49

Gross $403,400.00 $403,400.00

Average $8,233.00 $8,233.00

Lot 1 - Virginia Dreamwest 50D $35,000.00 S: Champs Romano DS: Westdrums Andrew Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management & Farms Ltd.

High Selling Lots

Lot 25 - Snider’s Love Knot $15,000.00 S: Little Man’s Eyecandy 103Z DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Buyer: Snider’s Cattle Services/Pete Knight Lot 18 - Tymarc Echo 43B S: TNT Accelerator S226 DS: Virginia Red Texas Buyer: Anchor D Ranch

$10,000.00

Lot 44 - Big Hills Blk Dream 455X S: Skors Dream On 124U DS: Double Bar D Matix 121S Buyer: Nolara Farms

$8,250.00

Lot 49 - Beag Eastwood 5E S: NUG Denver 69C DS: BJA Mr Unmatchabull 637U Buyer: Rivers Edge

$7,750.00

Lot 25 - RWR Ms Standout 89D S: Westgold Standout 42Z DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Buyer: Noble Country Estates Ltd.

$15,000.00

Lot 1 - Crossroad Diamond 20D S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$12,750.00

Lot 8 - Crossroad Elexis 39E S: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B DS: Drifting “M” Doubledog 42N Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$10,250.00

Lot 40 - Starwest Detailed S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$19,500.00

Lot 14 - Virginia Danika 7D S: Lone Stone Barbosa 91A DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rich- MC Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 41 - Starwest Dove S: Anchor D Imax 250Y DS: ALLM Colossal 25U Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Hoegl Livestock Ltd.

$16,000.00

Lot 12 - Virginia Diana 77D S: Double Bar D Thunder 273X DS: Gidsco Appollo 3F Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Starwest Farms

$15,500.00

79


Keystone Konnection 39th Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB December 5, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

8 18 31 57

$42,850.00 $58,450.00 $162,400.00 $263,700.00

$5,356.25 $3,247.22 $5,238.71 $4,626.32

High Selling Lots

Lot 32 - Mar Mac Cally 67D S: MRL Predestined 63B DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Consignor: Mar Mac Farms Buyer: Berts NR Simmentals

$12,750.00

Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Female Sale Grenfell, Saskatchewan December 6, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Purebred Heifer Calves Purebred Bred Heifers Full Blood Heifer Calves Full Blood Heifers Sim-Angus Semen Sale Gross

Lots

Gross

Average

8 18 6 15 5 390

$67,350.00 $179,250.00 $38,749.00 $120,499.95 $18,250.00 $103,750.00 $527,850.00

$8,418.75 $10,958.33 $6,458.33 $8,033.33 $3,650.00 $266.03

High Selling Lots

Lot 22A - Double Bar D Pepsi 402 S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: Remington Lock N Load 54U Consignor: Double Bar D Ranch Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.

$32,000.00

40th Anniversary Simmsational Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK December 7, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 31 12 43

Gross

Average

$342,548.00 $68,898.00 $411,450.00

11,050.00 $5,742.00 $9,569.00

Lot 9 - IPU Ms. Cowboy Cut 135D $43,000.00 S: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Rancier Farms/Sunny Valley Simmentals/Canadian Donors

80

Lot 29 - Maple Lake 6894 S: Wheatland Headline 872U DS: S A V Heritage 629S Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Russell Consulting

$12,500.00

Lot 27 - Maple Lake 5156 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: S A V Heritage 629S Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 1 - Cherry Creek Glitz 4D S: FGAF Magnum 901Z DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Cherry Creek Farms Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$11,250.00

Lot 28 - Maple Lake 6069 S: Wheatland Bull 786T DS: Prairielane Max 6122-8108 Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Craig Pearson

$10,600.00

Lot 11 - Double Bar D Jonie 191C S: Double Bar D Thunder 273X DS: MFI Foundation 7094 Consignor: Double Bar D Ranch Buyer: Marks Land & Cattle

$31,000.00

Lot 31 - Double Bar D BB 407D S: JF American Pride 0987X DS: WLB Obsidian Black 391Y Consignor: Double Bar D Ranch Buyer: Werning Cattle Co.

$24,000.00

Lot 33 - Double Bar D Xcite 625C S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: SVF Steel Force S701 Consignor: Double Bar D Ranch Buyer: Vogler Cattle

$21,000.00

Lot 32 - Double Bar D Emma 418D S: JF American Pride 0987X DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Double Bar D Ranch Buyer: Horner Cattle Co.

$16,500.00

Lot 20 - Erixon Lady 92D S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$23,000.00

Lot 21 - Erixon Lady 121D S: MRC Investor 60B DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Mader Ranches/KCH Cattle Co

$20,000.00

Lot 4 - IPU 209P Pocahontas Zoe 161D S: LFE Vegas 3145A DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Curtis Simmentals

$18,500.00

Lot 3 - IPU Ms. Red Tigress 100D S: MRL El Tigre 52Z DS: Springcreek Blk Tank 1U Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$18,000.00


Westgold Farms Bred Heifer Sale

Vermilion, AB December 9, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Heifers Sale Total

50 50

Gross

Average

$264,500.00 $264,500.00

$5,290.00 $5,290.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 6 - KHG Krissa 105D S: CMS Dougay 221Z DS: NCR Red Suspect 30S Buyer: Rusylvia Cattle Co.

$13,750.00

Shades of the Prairies

Brandon, MB December 11, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Embryos Sale Total

Lots 25 23 5 53

Gross

Average

$$179,500.00 $136,000.00 $5,000.00 $320,500.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 43 - MAF CF Tara 188D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Wheatland Bull 47X Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms Buyer: Kyle Niemegeers

$7,180.00 $5,913.04 $1,000.00 $6,047.17

$18,000.00

Southern Alberta Round-Up Group 24th Annual Production Sale Stavely, Alberta December 12, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

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

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

12 9 43 16 80

$43,050.00 $37,000.00 $318,800.00 $69,800.00 $468,650.00

$3,588.00 $4,111.00 $7,414.00 $4,363.00 $5,858.00

Lot 50 - MTV Forrest 8E S: OSF Vazquex 1B DS: MTV Pol Kolby 5S Consignor: Vernon Properties Buyer:John Slingerland Farms Ltd.

Lot 11 - KHG Keeana 179D S: JDF Soul Seeker 18B DS: Muirheads High Tide 82R Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$11,000.00

Lot 47 - KHG Velvet 44D S: JDF Soul Seeker 18B DS: Skors Enticer 91Y Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 41 - KHG Zabrina 65D S: RKTS Colossus 11A DS: Skors Red Dream On 146X Buyer: Rusylvia Cattle Co.

$8,000.00

Lot 26 - KHG Lehne 13D S: Double Bar D United 176A DS: KHG Montana 6T Buyer: Mavv Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 21 - MRK Lucy 10E S: MR CCF Vision DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: McIntosh Ranch Buyer: Dana Johns & Ray Airey

$14,250.00

Lot 47 - Prairie Wind Desire 2D S:JFRS Absolute 42A DS: R Plus 2072M Consignor: Prairie Wind Farms Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms

$11,000.00

Lot 40 - Maple Lake 5226C S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: MRD MR Bodybuilder 66S Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Lone Star Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

Lot 44 - MAF Star 65D S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms Buyer: Aspen Lane Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 27 - Richochet Ella 665D S: Westdrums Andrew DS: Richochet Pascal 443P Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

$13,000.00

Lot 79 - Virginia Ms Zaltana S: TTU Canyon DS: Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S Consignor: Parview Stock Farms Buyer: Beechinor Bros./JNR Farm

$12,500.00

Lot 9 - Richochet Ezra 749E S: JNR’S Warrior DS: Virginia Redford FF Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: Kevin & Tyler Bullee

$12,500.00

$13,500.00

81


Bonchuk Farms Female Sale

Virden, MB December 12, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Females Total

Lots

Gross

Average

98 98

$378,750.00 $378,750.00

$3,864.80 $3,864.80

High Selling Lots

Lot 72 - BLCC Miss Baroness 266D S: BLCC Mr Baron 183Z DS: MF Mr Evan 14P Buyer: Casaloma Cattle Co.

$7,600.00

Double R Farms Dispersal & High Country Production Sale Innisfail, AB December 14, 2017 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Herd Bulls Bull Calf Cow / Bull Calf Pairs Cow / Heifer Calf Pairs Cows Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

2 1 4 15 14 18 54

$50,000.00 $6,250.00 $117,500.00 $194,950.00 $88,500.00 $122,750.00 $579,950.00

$25,000.00 $6,250.00 $29,375.00 $12,996.67 $6,321.43 $6,819.44 $10,739.81

High Selling Lots

Lots 30 - RJY Signature Red 3X, with bull calves $54,500.00 S: MRL Talladega 15S DS: CNS Dream On L186 A Consignor: High Country Cattle Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals/ R Plus Simmentals/ Wamough Ranch Ltd.

Friday Night Lights 6th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB December 15, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Females Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 44 11 55

Lot 1A - RF Certainly Flirtin 740E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Wheatland Stout 930W Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch 82

Gross

Average

$668,750.00 $245,000.00 $913,750.00

$15,199.00 $22,273.00 $16,614.00

$55,000.00

Lot 34 - BLCC Miss Stubby 113D S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Spring Creek Wallbanger 11Z Buyer: JP Cattle Co.

$6,750.00

Lot 84 - BLCC Miss Baroness 304D S: BLCC Mr Baron 183Z DS: Salmon Arm Ferris 20N Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$6,700.00

Lot 57- BLCC Miss Wallbanger 198D S: Spring Creek Wallbanger 11Z DS: 3C Full Figures C288 Blk Buyer: Creekside Cattle Co.

$5,750.00

Lot 30 - BLCC Miss Radium 101D S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: MFI Jeremiah 9022 Buyer: Carew Simmentals

$5,500.00

Lot 2 - RJY Casino 11C S: LRX Blaze 55Z DS: Mader PS Power Surge 1X Consignor: High Country Cattle Buyer: Ron & Shelley Reich

$31,000.00

Lots 24/24A - RJY Cool Signature 31Y S: RJY Cool Venture DS: HC Power Drive 88H Consignor: High Country Cattle Buyer: Leewood Ranch/ Raymond Chittick

$25,500.00

Lots 11 - SLY Spartan Queen 44C with heifer calves S: KOP Spartan 113A $22,750.00 DS: IPU Revolution 172U Consignor: Double R Farms Buyer: Regan Schlacter/Dream Maker Cattle Co./Tyler Bushfield Lots 4/4A - SLY Sweet Escape 41C S: KOP Spartan 113A DS: IPU Revolution 172U Consignor: Double R Farms Buyer: Double D Cattle/Coulee Crossing

$20,000.00

Lot 16 - RF Flirt 728E S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

$55,000.00

Lot 2A - Black Gold Ms Tula 58D $40,000.00 S: Ruby NFF Excalibur 002X DS: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms/Rusylvia Cattle Co. Lot 30 - Black Gold Ms Soda Pop 162E S: Wheatland Bull 5122C DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Blairs.Ag Cattle Co.

$38,000.00


Checkers Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB December 16, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Herd Picks Bulls Flush Embryos Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

18 33 2 2

$171,000.00 $196,500.00 $13,500.00 $16,000.00

$9,500.00 $5,954.55 $6,750.00 $8,000.00

5 60

$5,000.00 $402,000.00

$1,000.00 $6,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - LRX Blk Ginger 24E S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Westfall Voyager 721P Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: South Seven Farms/Rafter 4T

$28,500.00

Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB December 17, 2017 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Bred 1/2 Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

20 11 1 32

$135,200.00 $71,700.00 $6,250.00 $213,150.00

$6,760.00 $6,518.00 $6,250.00 $6,661.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 16 - TSF Duchess 15D S: JDF El Tigre 27B DS: PRL Magnitude 362M Consignor: Triangle Stock Farm Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$17,000.00

Flechvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB December 17, 2017 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Females Open Heifers Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

18 13 7 38

$189,900.00 $91,299.00 $77,497.00 $358,700.00

$10,550.00 $7,023.00 $11,071.00 $9,439.47

Lot 111 - BEE Deloriss 620D S: Double Bar D United DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Stout Bros. Simmentals

$41,000.00

Lot 2 - LRX Red 41D S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: LRX Red Ace 57R Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$26,000.00

Lot 3 - LRX Black 51D S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: LRX Red Ace 57R Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Sharian Farms

$23,500.00

Lot 4 - LRX Gem 14D S: Drake Poker Face 2X DS: 3D Red Power 150Z Consignor: Robb Farms Buyer: Cuthbertson Cattle Co.

$18,000.00

Lot 25 - NUG Betsy 669D S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B DS: IPU 52N Accelerator 222U Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: WJ Simmentals

$15,500.00

Lot 12 - Ultra Miss Queen 4D S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Co.

$13,500.00

Lot 32 - City View Nordica 637D S: MRC Broker 6Z DS: KNK/CRSR Red Bull 53T Consignor: City View Simmentals Buyer: M&R Cattle Co.

$12,500.00

Lot 9 - BEE Desiree 637D S: MRL Capone 130B DS: TNT Gunner N208 Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: DGR Cattle Co.

$12,500.00

Lot 25 - Skors Fanny 224E S: Skors Vision 138C DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Sevcik Simmental Ranch

$11,500.00

Lot 130 - Applecross Pippa 21D S: APLX Rambo 4B DS: APLX Samson 10Y Consignor: Applecross Cattle Co. Buyer: Starwest Farms

$30,000.00

Lot 110 - Starwest Ember S: Starwest Pol Blueprint DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: RICH-MC Simmentals

$30,000.00

Lot 112 - BEE Tania 639D S:Sibelle Vicking 35B DS: Anchor D Twenty X Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Skywest Simmentals

$19,500.00

Lot 107 - JNR Lithium S: Arnold’s Eveready E5092 DS: KUZ MR Appollo 11X Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Herbert Smith

$15,500.00

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Spring Creek Simmentals Golden Opportunity IV Female Sale Moosomin, SK December 19, 2017 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Simmental 11 Angus Bred Cows 6 Red Simmental Bred Cows 4 Black Simmental Bred Cows 21 Black Hybrid Bred Heifers 14 Black Angus Bred Heifers 10 Sale Total 66 Commercial Cow 1 Commercial Heifers 9 Sale Grand Total 76

Gross

Average

$118,750.00 $19,850.00 $21,000.00 $104,500.00 $62,750.00 $40,250.00 $367,100.00 $2,600.00 $18,900.00 $388,600.00

$10,795.00 $3,308.00 $5,250.00 $4,976.00 $4,482.00 $4,025.00 $5,562.00 $2,600.00 $2,100.00 $5,113.00

Sunset Simmentals Dispersal Sale Vermilion, AB December 21, 2017 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Herdsires Bred Heifers Bred Cows Open Heifers Bull Calves Embryo Semen Tank Sale Total

Lots 3 18 45 16 20 1 1 1 105

Gross

Average

$24,250.00 $75,500.00 $182,100.00 $58,000.00 $73,800.00 $5,250.00 $1,800.00 $1,000.00 $421,700.00

$8,083.33 $4,194.44 $4,046.67 $3,625.00 $3,690.00 $5,250.00 $1,800.00 $1,000.00 $4,016.19

New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale : Volume V

Saskatoon, SK December 31, 2017 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Embryos 160 Simmental Semen 274 Sim/Angus Embryos 21 Simmental Fullblood Embryos 14 Angus Embryos 84 Angus Semen 219 Red Angus Semen 10 Angus Flush 1 Red Angus Embryos 21 Pick Of Angus Heifer Crop 1 Limo Embryos 12 Limo Semen 30 Hereford Embryos 3 Maine Anjou Embryos 10

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Gross

Average

$274,900.00 $95,300.00 $21,200.00 $11,350.00 $138,500.00 $55,400.00 $500.00 $14,000.00 $20,850.00 $24,000.00 $12,600.00 $4,500.00 $1,500.00 $2,000.00

$1,718.13 $347.81 $1,009.52 $810.71 $1,648.81 $252.97 $50.00 $14,000.00 $992.86 $24,000.00 $1,050.00 $150.00 $500.00 $200.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 12 - Springcreek Honey 103Y S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: TNT Knock Out R206 Buyer: JP Cattle Co.

$30,000.00

Lot 11 - Springcreek B Gold 102Y S: Hart All In W382 DS: Lazy S Red Sky 120R Buyer: Canadian Donors

$17,000.00

Lot 26 - Springcreek Mickey 10D S: LFE Style 363B DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 10 - Springcreek Lima 69Y $13,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Sun Rise Simmentals/Maxwell Simmentals

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - Double Bar D Baxter 606Z S:LFS Pol Balboa 40U DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals

$ 12,500.00

Lot 4 - SGA Denaya 355D S: SGA Zeus 12Z DS: G-Seven Mr 4S Buyer: Eagle Ridge Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 10 - SGA Demi 373D S: SGA Zeus 12Z DS: Big Hills Markham 472X Buyer: Eagle Ridge Simmentals

$6,500.00

Clubby Embryos Clubby Semen Sales Totals

5 29 894

$1,500.00 $4,950.00 $683,050.00

$300.00 $170.69 $764.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 46C - 5 Embryos $2,800/Embryo S: Spring Creek Liner 56U D: WFL Red Sage 506C Consignor: Deeg Simmental/Sunny Valley Simmentals Canadian Donors Buyer: Valley Creek Simmentals Lot: 46A - 5 Embryos $2,700/Embryo S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D D: WFL Red Sage 506C Consignor: Deeg Simmental/Sunny Valley Simmentals Canadian Donors Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals Lot 47 - 2 Embryos $ 2,600/Embryo S: Profit D: RF Certainly Flirtin 532C Consignor: Rust Mountain View Ranch/Canadian Donors Buyer: Crowe Bros.


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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BOOMER

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

Purebred Red & Black Simmentals

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

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

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

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ADVERTISER’S INDEX ABC Cattle Co............................................... 89 Adair Ranch............................................. 51, 85 Alameda Agencies Ltd................................... 95 Alliance Simmental Farms............................. 92 Alta Genetics................................................. 96 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals........................ 85 Applecross Cattle.................................... 52, 85 Arrow Creek Simmentals............................... 31 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd................... 21, 89 Aumack Simmentals...................................... 89 Bar CL Livestock........................................... 85 Beagle Simmentals........................................ 85 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals......................... 85 Bert’s NR Simmentals................................... 41 Big Rock Simmentals.................................... 85 Black River Farms......................................... 92 Blacksand Cattle Company........................... 91 Blushrose Simmental Farm..................... 29, 89 Bohrson Marketing Services.................... 39, 96 Bonchuk Farms............................................. 91 Boomer Creek Livestock............................... 92 Bouchard Livestock International...................... .............................................. 5, 6, 7, 30, 55, 96 Boundary Ranch...................................... 54, 89 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................ 96 Bow Valley Genetics...................................... 96 Brooksland Farms......................................... 92 BS Ranch...................................................... 85 Canadian Bull Congress................................ 95 Canadian Cattlemen...................................... 96 Carey, Brent................................................... 95 Cattle Cures................................................... 95 Chittick Family Hereford Ranch..................... 25 Circle G Simmentals & Angus....................... 85 City View Simmentals.................................... 89 Clearwater Simmentals................................. 85 Coulee Crossing Cattle Company................. 32 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh................................. 92 Crossroad Farms........................................... 89 Curtis Simmentals......................................... 33 Czech-Mate Livestock............................. 39, 85 David-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd......... 96 Deeg Simmental............................................ 85 Destiny Simmentals....................................... 92 Diamond T Simmentals................................. 86 Don Heggie Simmentals................................ 86 Donovandale Farms...................................... 92 Dora Lee Genetics......................................... 92 Dorran Marketing Inc..................................... 95 Dorran, Steve................................................ 95

Double Bar D Farms.......................... IFC, 1, 89 Double G Simmentals.................................... 89 Downey Farms........................................ 30, 91 Downhill Simmentals..................................... 30 Dunc’s Cattle................................................. 93 Dwayann Simmentals.................................... 93 Eagle Ridge Simmentals............................... 86 East Poplar Simmentals................................ 90 Edge, Dean.................................................... 95 EDN Simmentals........................................... 90 Edwards Angus.............................................. 33 Elm Tree Farms............................................. 93 Erixon Simmentals......................................... 90 Fallen Timber Farms..................................... 85 Ferme Gagnon Inc................................... 43, 94 Foley Simmentals.......................................... 93 Genex Cooperative, Inc................................. 96 GJR Simmentals............................................ 90 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd..................... 95 GRA-TAN Farm............................................. 25 Gravandale Simmentals................................ 93 Grinalta Farms............................................... 86 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd........................................... 96 Hairy Hill Cattle Co........................................ 86 Hall’s Cattle Co.............................................. 33 Hannah Simmentals...................................... 86 Harvie Ranching................................ 36, 37, 86 High Bluff Stock Farm.................................... 91 High Country Cattle Services........................ 86 Hi-Tech Farms............................................... 93 Hoegl Livestock............................................. 90 Indian River Cattle Co................................... 93 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............ 96 Janzen Ranches............................................ 86 Jetstream Livestock....................................... 93 JNR Farms.............................................. 52, 86 Keato Meadow Simmentals..................... 52, 86 KIN-KIN Cattle Co................................... 25, 86 Kulyk Simmentals.......................................... 49 Kuntz Simmental Farm.................................. 90 LaBatte Simmentals.......................... 14, 15, 90 Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals....................... 52 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals................................. 90 Lazy Creek Simmentals................................. 20 Lazy S Ranch Inc.......................................... 86 Lewis Farms..................................... 10, 86, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch.............................. 90 Lobster Point Farms...................................... 94 Lockhart Valley Simmentals.......................... 27 Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd....................... 95

Lone Stone Farms......................................... 86 Luv-N-It Cattle Company............................... 86 M & J Farms.................................................. 92 M & R Cattle Co............................................. 87 MacKenzie Cattle Company.......................... 87 Mader Ranches......................................... 9, 87 Maple Key Farm............................................ 93 Mar Mac Farms............................................. 92 Mark Stock..................................................... 95 Masterfeeds................................................... 95 Maxwell Simmentals................................ 12, 87 McCormack Family Ranch............................ 90 MCG Simmentals.......................................... 87 McIntosh Livestock........................................ 90 McManus Simmentals................................... 92 McMillen Ranching Ltd............................ 26, 90 Meadow Acres Farms........................ 16, 17, 90 MI Simmentals............................................... 87 Mitchell Cattle Co.......................................... 85 More Bros. Simmentals................................. 30 Muirhead Cattle Co........................................ 90 New Holland.................................................... 3 Nolara Farms........................................... 42, 87 North Creek Simmentals............................... 90 North Hill Simmentals.................................... 87 Northern Light Simmentals............................ 41 O Double E Simmentals................................ 87 Oakview Simmentals..................................... 44 Oberg, Don.................................................... 95 O’Brien Farms............................................... 93 O’Grady, Linden............................................. 95 Oh Kay Farms............................................... 52 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group................. 87 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................ 87 Parkhill Ranches............................................ 87 Pearson Simmentals..................................... 87 Perkin Land & Cattle Co................................ 44 Pheasantdale Cattle Co................................. 24 Pheasantdale Simmentals............................. 90 Phillips Farms................................................ 94 Pine Creek Simmentals................................. 87 Porter Ranches.............................................. 87 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.................................. 45 Pro Rich Seeds.............................................. 92 Rachido Ranch.............................................. 25 Rancier Farms......................................... 11, 88 RDG Simmentals........................................... 88 Red Top Livestock......................................... 52 Rehorst Farms Ltd......................................... 93 Rendezvous Farms....................................... 92

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River Point Cattle Co..................................... 93 Riverbank Farms........................................... 92 RKT Simmentals............................................ 41 Robb Farms................................................... 91 Robson Acres................................................ 93 Rosebud Simmentals.................................... 88 Rust Mountain View Ranch..................... 23, 94 SAJ Simmentals............................................ 91 Saugeen Acres.............................................. 88 Schweitzer Simmentals................................. 41 Scissors Creek Cattle Co.............................. 45 Select Sires................................................... 74 Seven M Livestock........................................ 88 SIBL Simmentals........................................... 38 Silver Smith Farms........................................ 88 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.................. 88 Skeels, Dan................................................... 95 SKOR Simmentals......................................... 88 Skywest Simmentals..................................... 52 Southpaw Cattle Company............................ 88 Spring Creek Simmentals.................. 18, 19, 91

Spring Lake Simmentals.......................... 13, 88 Starwest Farms................................. 52, 53, 88 Steen Agencies.............................................. 95 Stewart Simmentals....................................... 93 Stockmens Insurance.................................... 95 Stone Simmentals......................................... 88 Storebo Farm................................................. 91 Sullivan Simmentals...................................... 94 Sully’s Farm................................................... 93 Sun Rise Simmentals.............................. 45, 91 Sun Star Simmentals............................... 31, 88 Sunny Valley Simmentals.............................. 91 Swan Lake Farms.................................... 45, 91 Swantewitt Simmentals................................. 88 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd................... 1, 33, 45, 96 The Register.................................................. 94 Timberlind Auctions....................................... 95 Todd Simmentals........................................... 94 Transcon Livestock Corp........... 41, 52, 96, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix............................................. 96 Triple R Simmentals...................................... 44

Triple Rose Simmentals................................ 94 Tryon Simmentals.......................................... 94 TSN Livestock......................................... 30, 92 Twin Brae Simmentals................................... 92 Tymarc Livestock........................................... 88 Ultra Livestock............................................... 39 Verleysen Farms............................................ 89 Virginia Ranch............................................... 89 W2 Farms...................................................... 91 W2 Land & Cattle.......................................... 89 Weldehaven Farms....................................... 94 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company................... 88 Westway Farms Ltd....................................... 89 Wild Oak Farms............................................. 94 Windy Knoll Farm.......................................... 94 WJ Simmentals.............................................. 89 Wolfe Farms.................................................. 89 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh........................................... 89 XRC Simmentals........................................... 91

#13, 4101 – 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4

Phone: 403-250-7979 Fax: 403-250-5121

Website: www.simmental.com Email: cansim@simmental.com

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

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

CSA Directors

Provincial Associations

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

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 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

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

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CSA Staff 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 Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca Member ServicesManager: Josh Wooddisse memberservices.osa@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 Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Jennie Mutch P: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Meghan Black P: (506) 324-4825 mblack@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist/ Office Administration Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com Simmental Country Sales Representative Ryan Cook P: (780) 818-3452 rcook@simmental.com


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Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK R+R Acres 17th Annual Beefmaker Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Hartman Cattle Co Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Rust Mountain View Ranch 7th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mercer, ND Janzen Ranches 25th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Hart Simmentals Power Bull Sale Frederick, SD Anchor D Ranch Genetic Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB TNT Simmental Bull Sale Almont, ND Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND Diamond M 7th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Outlaw Cattle Co. 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Mader Ranches 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Circle G Simmental/Angus and P&H Bull and Horse Sale Innisfail, AB Timberlind 10th Annual Bull Sale Buck Creek, AB St-Martin Bull Test Sale Saint-Martin, QC Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Select Opportunity 4th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Rendezvous Farms 14th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Crossroad Farms 12th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Robb/Hoegl 13th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK 6th Annual BullRush Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB 2nd Annual YCSA Leadership Conference Calgary, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 33rd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Annual Select Bull Sale & Guests Danville, QC Triangle Stock Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale Glenevis, AB Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Muirhead Cattle Co 16th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Ranchman’s 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Herd Master 23rd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB

Pheasantdale 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co./ Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest Meadow Acres Farm 38th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK 13th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB HBH / Airey Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale Brandon, MB M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale Indian River, ON McMillen Ranching 24th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Silversmith/ Mappin Simmental Bull Sale Veteran, AB Lockhart Valley 14th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB MCG Simmentals 11th Annual Sale Stavely, AB Ontario Simmental Association AGM Peterborough, ON R Plus Simmentals 17th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle 25th Annual Bull Sale with Guest Trendsetter Livestock Innisfail, AB Built Right Bull Sale Provost, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar Mac Farms Red Angus, Black Angus & Simmental Bull & Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals 16th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Westway/Deeg 15th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB In Pursuit of Perfection Simmental & Angus 13th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB Blushrose Simmental Farm’s 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Next Generation 5th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Rebels of the West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Early Sunset Ranch “Only The Good Ones Sell” Production Sale Edam, SK Source for Success Bull Sale Indian River, ON Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Place Your Bets 12th Annual Bull Sale Veteran, AB

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Mar. 12 South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 13 9th Annual Harvie Ranching Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 13 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 13 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 19th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 13 On Target Bull & Female Sale Barrhead, AB Mar. 14 The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 14 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 16 Family Tradition Simmental & Charolais Bull Sale Inglis, MB Mar. 16 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Mar. 16 Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Mar. 17 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 19th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Mar. 17 Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 17 Hwy 16 West Multi Breed Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 17 Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 17 14th Annual Kulyk Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Mar. 17 Canada’s Red, White and Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 19 Maple Lake Stock Farm Kick Off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB Mar. 20 WLB Livestock’s 14th Annual Simmental & Polled Hereford Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar. 20 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 20 Cityview Simmentals/ Ivanhoe Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 21 Rainbow River Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Fisher Branch, MB Mar. 21 Adair Ranch 25th Annual Bull & Female Sale Provost, AB

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Herter Simmentals “Paint ‘em Black” 3rd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Wheatland Focus on the Future 14th Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Anchor B & Carpenter 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Come As U R/ Perrot Cattle 1st Annual Bull Sale Alameda, SK Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB PIC Bull Sale Listowel, ON Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Riverstone Cattle Co Bull Sale Olds, AB Earley Livestock Bull & Female Sale Kerwood, ON McCormack Family Ranch Annual Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Mid Western Ontario Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Hanover, ON

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Spring Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Maritime Beef Test Station Bull Sale Nappan, NS Destiny Bull Sale Keady Livestock Market, ON Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Daines Cattle 23rd Annual Bull Sale Innisfail, AB River Point Cattle Co. & Guests Multi Breed Bull Sale Glencoe, ON

February 2018 Publication Information.............................................................2 From The Gate Post (English)..................................................8 Breed Improvement (English)............................................... 22 From the Gate Post (French)................................................. 40 2017 Hall of Fame..................................................................... 46 Golden Book Awards............................................................... 48 Breed Improvement (French)............................................... 50 From The Directors Chair....................................................... 52 Vet’s Advice................................................................................. 56 Member Announcements...................................................... 57 Alberta Simmental Association........................................... 58 Manitoba Simmental Association....................................... 59

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Saskatchewan Simmental Association.............................. 60 Ontario Simmental Association........................................... 62 Quebec Simmental Association.......................................... 63 Maritime Simmental Association........................................ 64 YCSA Board Of Directors........................................................ 65 Canadian Foundation Scholarship Recipients............... 66 Friends Of The Canadian Simmental Foundation........ 67 2017 Simmental Show Results............................................. 68 On the Road................................................................................ 72 2017 Fall Sale Results.............................................................. 73 Advertiser’s Index...................................................................... 97 CSA Contacts.............................................................................. 98 What’s Happening.................................................................... 99


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120 Simm. Yearlings 110 Simm. Extra Age

LFE 366E

20 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age Global x Tangle Ridge LFE 832D

Global x Rich Ray

LFE 311E

McDavid x Tanker

LFE 847D

LFE 394E

Vision x Dynamite Black

The Riddler x Superior LFE 856D

Raven x Dark Night The Riddler x House

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

Fe b r uar y 2 0 1 8 H e r d si r e Ed i t i on Sim menta l Coun t r y

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm - Spruce Grove, AB

33rd Annual Bull Sale

Canadian Simmental Country February 2018  

Canadian Simmental Country February 2018

Canadian Simmental Country February 2018  

Canadian Simmental Country February 2018