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1001 Regional Road 97, R. R. #3, Puslinch, Ontario N0B 2J0

John and Lee McIlwraith 905-659-3010 AI Registered Sires available Semen and embryo enquiries John, Jen and Shelby McIlwraith Double J Farms H: 905-659-2792 C: 905-979-9227 livestock enquiries Visit us on Facebook Glenfiddich Galloways Website

Glenfiddich Dinera Sire: Glenfiddich Xanthus – Dam: Glenfiddich YNVME Shelby McIlwraith’s 2017 4-H Project  Reserve Champion Galloway Heifer – Junior Beef Expo Grand Champion Galloway Female – Erin Fall Fair, Acton Fall Fair, Caledonia Fall Fair

Glenfiddich Dusk Purchased by Black Walnut Pastures Sire:Glenfiddich Xanthus                                                                                            Dam: Glenfiddich Sapphire

Glenfiddich Delilah Grand Champion Female Sire: Glenfiddich Boots                                                       2017 Junior Beef Expo Dam: Glenfiddich Bonnie

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Thank you to our 2017 Canadian and American customers


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Walking A Ranches Ltd. Bob Airth

de winton, alberta Mailing Address: 258047 16th Street East, Foothills, AB T1S 3M1 Phone/Fax (403) 938-7543 Cell (403) 850-0782

Black Galloways Since 1946

White Galloways Since 1966 Canadian Galloway Advance 2018 

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Address Inquiries about...

Table Of Contents 2017-2018 Board Of Directors

Galloways, Belted Galloways and White Galloways to 6

President’s Message 6 The World Galloway Congress


Eastern Canadian Galloway Association Report


2017 Show Results 16

Canadian Galloway Association

c/o CLRC 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1V 0M7 Tel: 613-731-7110 Fax: 613-731-0704 Email: Website:

2017-18 Canadian Membership Directory


CGA Junior Members Share


In Memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Johnstone McIlwraith


CGA Registration Activity In 2017


CGA Top Bulls For Progeny Registered In 2017


Galloways Austrailia 26 UK Report 27

Tattoo Letters

2018 - F 2019 - G 2020 - H

Herd Books The herd book of the Canadian Galloway Association

has three sections –

Animals registered in the three sections are treated as three distinct “breeds.”

Each of the three breeds occur in three colours, BLACK, DUN, or RED Section I: Galloway Section II: Belted Galloway Section III: White Galloway The Canadian Galloway Association Herd Book contains all registered Canadian Galloways, Belted Galloways and White Galloways up to 2002. To obtain copies, contact the Secretary, Canadian Galloway Association.

For a more detailed explanation please contact the Secretary, Canadian Galloway Association. The Canadian Galloway Association Herd Book is for sale. Prices are as follows... HST and Shipping extra

Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4

P.O.A. P.O.A. $5.00 $5.00

Volume 5 Volume 6 Volume 7 Volume 8

$30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $75.00

Volume 3 thru 8 set: $150.00

A.I. Collected Sires Breeders are urged to obtain a copy of the A.I. and E.T. Published By:

PO Box 2330, Warman, SK S0K 2T0 306-933-4200

regulations of the Association from the Secretary, Canadian Galloway Association. A list of the A.I. collected sires is available. Users of Galloway, Belted Galloway or White Galloway semen intending to register progeny may require a semen certificate for registration. NOTE: The owners may have restrictions on the sale and use of Semen Certificates.

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519-291-5466 44567 Line 86 519-291-2797 Listowel, ON Canada N4W 3G6

Traits we have always loved about our Galloways is their longivity, gentleness and ability to produce offspring better than themselves. Suncrest Farms is now only located back in Canada. Thanks to all our buyers!

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Meet Your

Canadian Galloway Association 2017-2018 Directors Brian Robertson, President Tri-R-Way Galloways, Clearwater, Alberta I grew up near Phelpston, Ontario and my interest and introduction to Galloway Cattle was influenced by my parents and grandfather. My wife Trisha and I along with our new son Wyatt raise purebred Galloway and Angus cattle on our farm in Clearwater County, Alberta. My family has been raising Galloway cattle for over 30 years primarily blacks and some reds.

President’s Message

Welcome to the 2018 edition of the Canadian Galloway Association’s Advance. It is with great pleasure to be addressing you as the President of the CGA for another term. Joining me on the executive is Vanessa Beach as Vice-President, Simon Legace as Secretary Treasurer and Ron Black as Secretary. The other directors include Jim King, Ward Marshall, Kelly Worthington, Chris Schapp and Sarah Middleton. In 2017 the Association experienced its usual challenges and hope that some progress can be made in the year ahead. Purebred sales have been consistent with past years with bulls and females. The biggest increase in interest has been the smaller scale farms and gate to plate type operations that feel Galloway best fits their operations because of there ability to graze less desirable forages, winter hardiness and their delicious marbled meat. There was promotion of Galloway cattle through the various Farm shows and Fall Fairs. I commend the breeders who take the time out of their busy schedules to put in the endless amounts of effort to get cattle ready for such events and show them off. Some 4-H’ers also had success with showing there Galloway projects. The association also advertised in the Canadian Cattlemen Magazine and plan to look into other means of advertising for 2018. The Association is always looking for members with bright new ideas to join our committees. If you would like to get involved please contact any of the directors. You can submit photos, media and information to be featured on the website. Please don’t hesitate to share it with us and others interested in this great breed.

Vanessa Beach, Vice President Echo Valley Farm, Uxbridge, Ontario My partner Mark and I wanted to add a solid purebred foundation to my family’s grass finished commercial herd and Belted Galloways were the logical choice. We are looking forward to working with other breeders to continue maintaining and promoting this fantastic breed! Jim King, Director Chickadee Farm, Innisfail, Alberta Raising red and black registered Galloway cattle.

Simon Legace , Executive Secretary Ferme du Rapide SENC., St-Hyacinthe, Quebec I bought the 150 acres family farm in 1985 with a herd of Herefords and enlarged the size of the farm to 400 acres of soybeans and wheat. In 1997 I bought my first Belted Galloway and since then I have been keeping a small herd of 20 Belted Galloway cows. Ward Marshall, Director Future Farms, Innisfail, Alberta I have grown up on a farm and just started my first year of University at Lethbridge taking Agricultural Business. I recently have entered into the Galloway business. I have had great guidance and assistance from Jim King and Brian Robertson into the introduction to the growth of the breed. I look forward to meeting numerous breeders and the success within the breed and cattle industry. Kelly Worthington, Director Whispering Wind Galloways, Carstairs, Alberta Raising registered red and black Galloway cattle, as well as commercial Galloway crosses. We also run a small on-farm freezer beef program for our commercial crosses which have become very popular with our customers.

Chris Shaap, Director Esker Trail Farm, Drumbo, Ontario We raise black, red and dun Galloways with a focus on low maintenance, easy doing cattle that are suitable for grass finishing.

Yours truly, Brian A. Robertson

Sarah Middleton, Director Calgary AB Sarah is new to the board and raises belted and white Galloway cattle south of Calgary.

Ron Black, Secretary-Treasurer

Ron has retired from CLRC but maintains his association with Canadian Galloways.

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Standing On Top Of The Crowd

Multi Breed Champion Bulls & Females at Farmfair International 2015 & 2017

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Grass Finishing Performance with Breed Character and Type



Grass Fed Beef

Breeding Stock

New Dundee, ON 519.696.3822


Grass Finished Performance From field to Plate Freelton, Ontario • 519-240-8890

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Brad & Colleen Card 2508 Perth Line 26, RR 2 Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0 519.655.2138


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Steve & Bonnie Schweer 36479 Hwy 781 Red Deer County, Alberta, T4E 0E5 Phone: 403-227-3428 * Cell: 403-304-7354 Email: Website: facebook: Alberta Plaid Galloway Canadian Galloway Advance 2018 

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Willow-mor Farms Breeding Galloway Cattle since 1971 Blacks — Duns — Belties

Breeding stock available at all times

• We select for hardiness, docility, and performance

683 Norris Road Devlin, Ontario. P0W 1C0 807-486-3622

• On an all forage diet • Ideal for the grass fed beef market

Thanks to our buyers and friends for their support. —Tom & Shirley Morrish & Family Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

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The Australian Belted Galloway Association would like to welcome you to the

World Galloway Congress 2018 Melbourne At the Best

Western Airport Motel

& Conference Centre, Attwood

Friday 28th Sept – Registrations, Welcome Ceremony and Dinner Saturday 29th Sept – Conference, Lunch and Dinner with Entertainment Sunday 30th Sept – Galloway & Belted Galloway cattle will be showcased at the Royal Melbourne Show 2018 followed by a Dinner Commencing Monday 1st Oct to 3rd Oct - Victorian Galloway & Belted Galloway Farm Tours, Wildlife, Wine experiences.

Most meals and all bus transport included. Following the Congress there will be other Galloway & Belted Galloway farms available to visit by prior appointment. Details to follow.

Registrations are open: email or for postal mail: WGC 2018 Melbourne, ABGA, UNI, Armidale, NSW 2351 This itinerary is subject to change.

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In March, our juniors showed at the Junior Beef Expo in London, Ontario. First went to Flynn Reinhart with Glenfiddich Delilah, 2nd to Shelby McIlwraith with Glenfiddich Dinara and 3rd to Jenny Charest with Glenfiddich Dusk. Our weather proved uncooperative throughout June, prolonging first cut of hay. In July, Brad and Colleen Card, Cranberry Hill Galloways hosted a field day. We toured Greenbrook Farms, Ryan and Jayne Green, to see their intensive grass management program. After we BBQ’ d and talked Galloways, back at Brad and Colleen’s. It was nice to meet new people and catch up with old friends. We had 3 new Belted Galloway breeders and one new solid breeder join our association this summer.

The Scott VanKampen Memorial Junior Showmanship class was held at Erin Fall Fair. Ruth Dedman, Morgan and Justis Unsworth and Shelby McIlwraith participated. Shelby won the class. In November, the Association had a booth and display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. Glenfiddich Galloways sent a bull calf and a yearling heifer for the display. There was much interest in the cattle. Thanks to John McIlwraith, Tony Onufer, Laurie Cocking and Marie Blake for helping me educate the public about our cattle.

We decided to revisit the International Plowing Match this September held in Walton, Ontario. Again the rain played havoc, so much so that the show was canceled for a day. Despite this, the show did go on with record turnouts. The booth was personed by Marie Blake and family, Clayton Salter, Bev Burtis and Brad Card. Suncrest, Sunrise, and Glenfiddich Galloways promoted Galloways through various local fall fairs. In the 4H achievement days, Ruth Dedman, and Chelsea Weiler, showed heifer calves in Waterloo County. Ruth placed 1st with Demandale Eowyn and Chelsea, 2nd with Demandale Everlea. In the Royal Masterfeeds Junior Heifer show, Everlea placed 1st with, Eowyn, 2nd was Shelby McIlwraith, showing Glenfiddich Dinara, won Champion Showperson and Champion Heifer at her achievement day at Rockton Fair.

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1001 Regional Road 97 Puslinch • Ontario • N0B 2J0

Vice President



Brian Bartley


Vanessa Beach & Mark Shiers


Crystal Blake


Greg & Marie Blake


Bev Burtis


Dr. Brad & Colleen Card


Peter & Laurie Cocking


Doug Dedman and family


Dwayne & Jennifer Hachman


John A. McIlwraith


John & Lee McIlwraith


Scott & Tami O'Dell


Hans Osthaus


Anthony Onufer Jr.


Beverley Onufer


Queensmere Farms


Clay & Kathy Salter


George & Dawn Van Kampen


Melissa Wettlaufer


Ciaran Yool


Promoting and Supporting Galloways around the World Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

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Show Results Junior Beef Expo Galloway Class Grand Champion - Gelnfiddich Delilah Reserve Grand Champion - Glenfiddich Dinara

Acton Fall Fair Grand Champion Bull - Glenfiddich Dirk Reserve Grand Champion Bull - Suncrest Ernest Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Dinara Reserve Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Dusk

Calidonia Fall Fair Grand Champion Bull - Glenfiddich Dirk Reserve Grand Champion Bull - Glenfiddich Expert Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Dinara Reserve Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Dusk

Erin Fall Fair Grand Champion Bull - Glenfiddich Dirk Reserve Grand Champion Bull - Glenfiddich Expert Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Dinara Reserve Grand Champion Female - Glenfiddich Everything


grand champion Female YY Jean 521C and JIL Jean 294E

owned and exhibited by Future Farms, innisfail, AB

owned and exhibited by Future Farms, innisfail, AB

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2017/2018 Canadian Membership Directory

British Colombia Harold & Kathy Steves & Family 2871 Steveston Highway Steveston, BC V7E 2J1 604-277-7759 604-277-7759 Prefix: STEVESTON 2017 Head Registered: 5 2018 Annual Member Michael Dietrich 642 Wallace Place Ladysmith, BC V9G 1P1 250-245-5456 250-618-6496 Prefix: SEACREST 2017Associate Annual Member Alberta Allan Marshall 35266 Range Rd 233 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3 403-227-2594 Prefix: JIL 2017 Head Registered: 4 2017 Annual Member Amanda MacTaggart Box 5755 Lacombe, AB T4L 1X3 403-782-0456 PrefiX: DALTA 2017 Head Registered: 1 2017Annual Member Berggard Livestock RR 1 Rivercourse, AB T0B 3X0 780-872-2377 Prefix: CRYSTAL LYNN 2017 Head Registered: 1 2017 Annual Member Colin Brown RR 1 Site 6 Box 4 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0 403-337-2231 Prefix: CB 2017 Head Registered: 2 2017 Junior Member Denise Holman PO Box 927 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 Prefix: AWAYS WEST 2017 Annual Member

Dalta Farm, David MacTaggart Box 5755 Lacombe, AB T4L 1X3 403-782-0456 Prefix: DALTA 2017 Annual Member George Ramsay PO Box 3500 Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T3 780-907-7807 780-998-2756 Prefix: LADYWELLS 2017 Head Registered: 29 2017Annual Member Jackson Holman PO Box 927 Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 403-322-0410 Prefix: AWAYS WEST 2017 Annual Member Jim E King 35510 Range Rd 281 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0E6 403-227-6081 Prefix:YY 2017 Head Registered: 25 2017Annual Member Joan Ramsay PO Box 3500 Sherwood Park, AB T8H 2T3 780-907-7807 780-998-2756 Prefix: LADYWELLS 2017 Annual Member Juri N. Agapow 6651 Hwy 21 Box 31 Hanceville, BC V0L 1K0 250-625-7149 250-625-7149 Prefix: BAR2A 2017 Annual Member Kelly Worthington Box 3538 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0 403-701-5506 Prefix: WN 2017 Head Registered: 10 2017 Annual Member Kenny Ventures Inc. 51146 Range Rd 205 Sherwood Park, AB T8G 1E5 780-662-2257 Prefix: KVI 2018 Annual Member Canadian Galloway Advance 2018 

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Lennor Farms Ltd, Aron Lutz 26447 Hwy 590 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0C9 403-227-2260 403-227-6967 Prefix: LENNOR 2017 Head Registered: 13 2017 Annual Member Mary & Brian A Robertson 362073 Range Rd 5-1 Box 1081 Caroline, AB T0M 0M0 403-392-2535 Prefix: R WAY 2017 Head Registered: 25 2018 Annual Member Narrow Road Ranch Box 45 Islay,AB T0B 2J0 780-205-5504 Prefix: NARROW ROAD 2017 Annual Member Robert Menzies RR 1 Site 7 Box 8 Leslieville, AB T0M 1H0 403-729-2104 Prefix: TRIPLE R 2017 Annual Member Russel Horvey Box 339 Delburne, AB T0M 0V0 403-749-2780 Prefix: BIG DEAL 2017 Head Registered: 29 2018 Annual Member Roy Hirch Box 4016 Taber, AB T1G 1C6 403-894-3224 Prefix TRINITY MANOR 2017 Annual Member Steve & Bonnie Schweer 36479 Hwy 781 Red Deer County, AB T4E 0E5 403-227-3428 403-227-3423 Prefix: ALBERTA PLAID 2017 Head Registered: 17 2018 Annual Member Tyler May Box 569 Manning, AB T0H 2M0 250-219-7252 2017Annual Member 2/21/2018 10:43:03 AM

Walking A Ranches Ltd. 258047 16 St E Foothills, AB T1S 3M1 403-938-7543 403-938-7543 Prefix: GALAIR 2017 Head Registered: 3 2018 Annual Member Ward Marshall 35266 Range Rd 33 Red Deer County,AB T4G 0N3 403-227-2594 403-227-6938 Prefix: WM 2017 Head Registered: 15 2017 Annual Member Wesley G Horvey 20-49228 Range Rd 234 Leduc County, AB T4X 1Y1 780-986-1260 Prefix: DUN GAL 2017 Head Registered: 13 2018 Annual Member Wyatt Horvey 20-49228 Range Rd 234 Leduc County, AB T4X 1Y1 780-986-1260 Prefix: DUN GAL 2017 Head Registered: 1 2018 Annual Member Saskatchewan James Monteith PO Box 84 Edam, SK S0M 0V0 306-397-2584 Prefix: NETHERBROOK 2017 Head Registered: 1 2017 Junior Member Rick & Melinda Knittel Box 295 Montmartre, SK S0G 3M0 306-424-7165 Prefix: LUCKY LANE 2017 Head Registered: 5 2017 Annual Member Manitoba Dylan Henry RR 1 Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 204-573-1188 2017 Junior Member Mark Henry RR 1 Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 204-573-1188 Prefix: MD 2017 Head Registered: 6 2017 Annual Member

Ontario A. Scot Robertson 3067 Flos Rd 6 W RR 1 Phelpston, ON L0L 2K0 705-322-6977 705-322-6977 Prefix: BLACK GOLD, GOWRIE, TRI R 2017 Head Registered: 10 2017 Annual Member Anne & David Wilhelm 2255 Perth Line 43 RR 1 Stratford, ON N5A 6S2 519-625-8601 Prefix: AMULREE 2017 Head Registered: 7 2017 Annual Member Anthony Onufer Jr Box 39 Millgrove, ON L0R 1V0 905-689-4123 prefix: CEDARMILL 2018 Annual Member Ayrsyde Galloways, c/o Chris Knight 759 Brant Waterloo Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0 519-589-2666 Prefix: AYRSYDE 2017 Annual Member B L Burtis 348 Harley Rd RR 2 Harley, ON N0E 1E0 519-424-9043 519-424-9043 Prefix: BURTDALE 2017 Head Registered: 6 2017 Annual Member Black Walnut Pastures, c/o Scott & Tammy O’dell 1122 Regional Rd 97 RR 3 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 519-240-8890 Prefix: BLACK WALNUT 2018 Annual Member Brian Bartley 260 Sugar Bush Rd Norland, ON K0M 2L0 705-454-8950 prefix: HARDSCRABBLE 2017 Head Registered: 5 2017 Annual Member Brian McCabe S535 Conc 10 Sunderland, ON L0C 1H0 705-437-1550 416-491-9007 Prefix: BRAMORE 2018Annual Member Can Be Dairy 1536 Tye Rd New Hamburg, ON N3A 2Z1 519-301-3038 Prefix: CAN BE 2018 Annual Member Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

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Chantal Gagnon 1812 Middletown Rd Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 Prefix:CMD 2017 Head Registered: 3 2017 Annual Member Chris & Yvonne Schaap 766526 Township Rd 5 Drumbo, ON N0J 1G0 519-608-0195 Prefix: TUMBLEWEED 2017 Head Registered: 11 2017 Annual Member Ciaran Yool 1001 Hwy 97 RR 3 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 905-659-2311 905-659-2670 2017 Associate Annual Member Dedmandale Farms, c/o Doug Dedman 947639 Township Rd 14 New Dundee, ON N0B 2E0 519-696-3822 Prefix: DEDMANDALE 2017 Head Registered: 5 2018 Annual Member Dr. Bradley & Colleen Card RR 2 2508 Perth Line 26 Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0 519-655-2138 519-655-3073 Prefix: CRANBERRY HILL 2017 Head Registered: 25 2018 Annual Member George & Dawn Van Kampen 394276 County Rd 12 Amaranth, ON L9W 0N2 519-940-2202 519-940-2202 Prefix: GEORDAWN 2017Annual Member Glenfiddich Galloways, c/o John A. McIlwraith RR 3 1001 Hwy 97 Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0 905-659-2311 Prefix:GLENFIDDICH 2017 Head Registered: 8 2017 Annual Member Glenrock Farms, c/o Hans Osthaus 503571 Grey County Rd 12 RR 6 Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 519-986-2334 519-986-2334 Prefix: GLENROCK 2017 Head Registered: 1 2017 Annual Member


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Greenbrook Farms Ltd, Ryan & Jayne Green 356568 Line 35 RR 1 Embro, ON N0J 1J0 519-475-0101 Prefix: GREENBROOK 2017 Head Registered: 5 2017 Annual Member Graceland Acres, c/o Johannes Verdonk 77 Baptist Church Rd Brantford, ON N3T 5L4 519-770-7397 Prefix: GRACELAND ACRES 2017 Head Registered: 3 2018 Annual Member Greg & Marie Blake RR 1 Perth Line 86 44567 Listowel, ON N4W 3G6 519-291-5466 519-291-6426 Prefix: SUN RISE 2017 Annual Member Gullydale Acres, c/o Kelly Ferguson/Kate Cleary 1834 Oneil Rd Oxford Mills, ON K0G 1S0 613-258-5745 Prefix: GULLY DALE 2018 Annual Member Jay S. Robertson 3067 Flos Rd 6 West RR 1 Phelpston, ON L0L 2K0 705-322-6977 705-322-4315 2017 Head Registered: 6 Prefix: HIGH HOPE J.P. Zuccaro 100 Stoney Creek Rd Lindsay, ON K9V 4R4 647-818-3433 Prefix: CROSS CREEKS 2018 Annual Member John David Leitch 28017 Celtic Line Dutton, ON N0L 1J0 519-281-1899 2017 Associate Annual Member Jon Eckhardt 393620 2 Concession RR 1 Durham, ON N0G 1R0 519-369-6041 Prefix: GAR 2017 Head Registered: 4 2018 Annual Member Kathy Bell 338162 Concession 11 RR 6 Owen Sound, ON N4K 5N8 519-371-5335 Prefix: SANCTUM 2017 Annual Member

Kathy Stahn Box 114 Devlin, ON P0W 1C0 Prefix: WILLOW-MOR 2018 Annual Member Kurt A McCauley RR 1 804524 Grey Rd 40 Holland Centre, ON N0H 1R0 519-794-3135 Prefix: ROCKHILL 2017 Annual Member Laurel Springs Farms Ltd 14491 Dixie Rd Caledon, ON L7C 2M8 905-584-0636 Prefix: LAUREL SPRING 2017 Head Registered: 5 2017 Annual Member Linsey & Travis Given RR 1 Kakabeka Falls, ON P0T 1W0 807-768-0458 807-768-0458 Prefix:3 HILLS 2017 Head Registered: 2 2017 Annual Member

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Mrs Beverley Onufer Box 39 Millgrove, ON L0R 1V0 905-689-4123 Prefix: KILLOWENT 2017 Head Registered: 8 2018 Annual Member National Museum Of Science & Technology Corp. Box 9724 Station T Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3 613-978-4546 613-230-1814 2017 Annual Member Nicholas & Jaclyn Seebach 4838 Line 10 RR St. Marys, ON N4X 1C4 519-301-2676 Prefix: GLENGOWAN 2017 Annual Member

Little Wolf Farm, c/o Diane Lafave 521 Dennison Rd Oxford Mills, ON K0G 1S0 613-897-7370 Prefix: LITTLE WOLF 2017 Head Registered: 3 2017 Annual Member Logganlane Farms, c/o Bert & Nancy Loggan 985069 Perth Oxford Rd RR 2 Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0 519-655-3380 Prefix: LOGGANLANE 2018 Annual Member Maureen Allaston & John Taylor 12994 Land O’nod Rd North Augusta, ON K0G 1R0 613-269-7973 613-269-7973 Prefix: WINDCHIME 2017 Head Registered: 11 2018 Annual Member Melissa Wettlaufer PO Box 27 Kirkton, ON N0K 1K0 519-229-8043 Prefix: WINDY HILL 2017 Head Registered: 1 2018 Annual Member Michael & Dawn Keunen 1858 Morrison Rd Cambridge, ON N1R 5S2 Prefix: LEAPING CALF 2017 Annual Member Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

Michelle, Emmanuel & Joseph Gasser 982A Musky Bay Rd St. Charles, ON P0M 2W0 705-867-2926 705-867-2926 Prefix: PINE HILL 2017 Head Registered: 2 2018 Annual Member

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery 3953 Jordan Rd Jordan Station, ON L0R 1S0 905-562-4376 905-562-5291 Prefix: PM VINEYARDS 2018 Associate Annual Member Peter & Laurie Cocking 178 Con 3 Fisherville, ON N0A 1G0 905-779-0828 Prefix: 2 BRIDGES 2017 Head Registered: 2 2018 Annual Member Plainfield Heritage Farm, Michele Vindum & Randy Whitteker 105 Shannon Rd Plainfield, ON K0K 2V0 613-849-7552 Prefix: PLAINFIELD 2018 Annual Member Queensmere Farms 15505 Centreville Creek Rd Caledon, ON L7C 3C3 289-231-2180 416-984-9928 Prefix: QUEENSMERE 2017 Annual Member Red Brick Farm 177 Warburton Rd Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0 613-659-3650 Prefix: RBF 2017 Annual Member


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Robert G Irvine, c/o Dale Weicker 8136 Mud St RR 1Grassie, ON L0R 1M0 2018 Associate Annual Member Stacey Robertson 966 Dickson Rd RR 1 Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z4 Prefix: SDR 2017 Annual Member Suncrest Farms RR 1 Perth Line 86 44567a Listowel, ON N4W 3G6 519-291-5466 519-291-6426 Prefix: SUNCREST 2017 Head Registered: 16 2018 Annual Member Trevor Omeara & Janice Logeman 325 Trottman Rd Colborne, ON K0K 1S0 905-376-6570 Prefix: HORSEY-ENDA 2017 Head Registered: 11 2017 Annual Member

Ferme Boisé Grondin Tremblay, Michel Grondin & Jacinthe Tremblay 2010 -1e Rue Richelieu, QC J3L 3X4 514-893-2718 Prefix: BROCKVALE, GRONDIN TREMBLAY 2017Annual Member Ferme FDLJ (France deLaunière) 2050 - 3e Rang Ouest Metabetchouan, Lac A La Croix,QC G8G 1M5 418-349-8675 418-349-8675 Prefix: FDLJ 2017 Annual Member Ferme Oiseau Bleu Senc. 175 Ambroise Fafard Baie St Paul, QC G3Z 2K1 418-435-2483 Prefix: OISEAU BLEU 2017 Head Registered: 2 2017 Annual Member

Vanessa Beach & Mark Shiers 6050 Con 2 RR 3 Stouffville, ON L4A 7X4 416-997-6378 Prefix: ECHO VALLEY 2017 Annual Member

Ferme du Rapide senc, a/s Simon Lagacé 8420 Rapide Plat Nord St Hyacinthe, QC J2R 1H6 450-799-5117 Prefix: DU RAPIDE 2017 Head Registered: 1 2018 Annual Member

Wendy & Anthony McGowan 10607 Melrose Dr RR 3 Komoka, ON N0L 1R0 519-657-5197 Prefix: WYCHWOOD 2017 Annual Member

La Ferme Au Coeur Des Fruits Inc 809 Chemin Fortaine St Joachim de Shefford, QC J0E 2G0 Prefix: FCF 2017 Annual Member

Willow-Mor Farms, Thomas R Morrish 683 Norris Rd RR 1 Devlin, ON P0W 1C0 807-486-3622 807-486-3622 Prefix: WILLOW-MOR 2017 Head Registered: 7 2018 Annual Member

United States Barry J. Bradley Box 2019 Swift Current, SK S9H 4M7 306-773-7103 Prefix: SEWARD 2018 Annual Member

Winterose Farm, Dennis & Helen Martin 1220 Lundy Rd RR 1 West Montrose, ON N0B 2V0 519-664-2454 519-664-1161 Prefix: WINTEROSE 2018 Annual Member

Cole Farms, Chuck Cole 2173 Jade St Mora, MN 55051-6727 U.S.A. 320-679-4395 2018 Associate Annual Member

Quebec 144484 Canada Inc, a/s R Boulade & R Séguin 341 Chemin Roy Mayo,QC J8L 4N4 819-661-1976 819-986-6558 Prefix: SEBO 2017 Annual Member

Dirigo Land & Livestock Limited Liability Co. 1818 Evans Ave Unit 106 Cheyenne, WY 82001 U.S.A. 720-335-8010 307-638-1314 775-593-4156 Prefix: DIRIGO 2018 Associate Annual Member

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Holbrook Hill Farm, Steven Silberberg 47 Holbrook Hill Rd Bedford, NH 3110 U.S.A. 603-472-2205 603-668-6470 Prefix: HOLBROOK HILL 2017 Associate Annual Member Joan & Dale Hoffman 10225 Oneida Rd Grand Ledge, MI 48837 U.S.A. 517-627-2310 2018 Associate Annual Member Joyce Jones 395 Double J Lane New Castle, PA 16101 U.S.A. 724-924-2938 724-924-9722 Prefix: DOUBLE JJ 2018 Associate Annual Member LeRoy Kindler 13291 Hope Rd Newell, SD 57760-5783 U.S.A. 605-892-5832 Prefix: K GALLOWAY 2017 Head Registered: 4 2018 Associate Annual Member Monica & Ken Gratton Box 332 St Laurent, MB R0C 2S0 204-646-2894 Prefix: DIAMOND K 2018 Annual Member Mrs Ruth Bradley 203-230 Lister Kaye Cr Swift Current, SK S9H 0A2 306-773-7082 Prefix: SEWARD 2018 Annual Member Russ & Susan Waples Box 544 403 West Small St Terry, MT 59349 U.S.A. 2018 Associate Annual Member Sharon Koch Box 338 Neilburg, SK S0M 2C0 306-823-4482 Prefix: SHANDO ACRES 2018 Annual Member Sawki Ranch Ltd. Box 2019 Swift Current, SK S9H 4M7 306-773-7103 Prefix: SAWKI 2018 Annual Member Vulcan Mtn Galloways PO Box 223 Curlew, WA 99118 U.S.A. 509-779-4008 Prefix: VULCAN MTN 2017 Associate Annual Member


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C GA Junior Members Share... Hi, my name is Shelby Mcilwraith and 2017 was my fifth year in 4-H. I showed a big dun heifer and had a very successful show season with her. I started out the year at Junior Beef in London, Ontario and from there I went to five fairs with my heifer and a couple of calves. Overall I had a great season, spent showing with friends and family. Thank you to everyone who helped me this year. Thank you, Shelby Mcilwraith

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Healthy Choice Grass-Fed Galloways Preserving the Heritage Qualities

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Canadian Galloway Association 2017-2018 Committees And Representatives Promotion Committee: Brian Robertson - Kelly Worthington Marie Blake - Doug Dedman - Trevor Omeara Breed Advancement Committee: Bob Airth - Dawn Van Kampen - Brad Card Constitution Committee: Tony Onufer - George Ramsay - Vanessa Beach A.I. and E.T. Committee: Simon Lagacé - Brian Robertson - Jim King - George Ramsay Belted Galloway Committee: George Ramsay - Simon Lagacé Vanessa Beach - Trevor Omeara - Sarah Middleton White Galloway Committee: Bob Airth - George Ramsay - Sarah Middleton Nominating Committee: The Board of Directors President Brian Robertson is an ex-officio member of all the above committees to which he was not specifically named. Canadian Beef Breeds Council Representative: Allan Marshall Canadian Livestock Records Corp. Representative: Sarah Middleton

In Memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Johnstone McIlwraith (Nee Hood) In Her 94th Year September 1,1923- May 7, 2016 September 1, 1923 - Born in Glasgow Scotland Daughter of John Patterson Hood and Amelia Hood (Nee Fletcher) Predeceased by her husband George Alexander McIlwraith in 2011 Sister Isobel Hood (1938) And Grandson Scott Van Kampen (2009) Survived by her children: John McIlwraith (Lee) 3+6 of Freelton Alistair McIlwraith (Dawn) of Cambridge 3+0 Isobel Dobbin (Jim) of Paris, ON 2+2 Heather Perrin (Donald) of Cedar Valley (2+1) Dawn Van Kampen (George) 6+7 And 15 Grandchildren +16 Great Grandchildren

guard brandishing their pitch forks! In November 1951 George and Betty, along with their sons John and Alistair emigrated to Canada to start their new adventure. Isobel and Heather arrived soon after, then Dawn. All proud Canadians with plenty of Scottish blood! Betty and George both enjoyed their retirement on the farm in Laurel. They loved their cattle and the farming life. She loved playing cards, was involved in the seniors center and sponsoring the 4-H kids and watching them show. Mum loved to have fun with a spark in her eyes! Greatly involved in the community, Mum always said if she got a dollar from everyone that called her Granny, she’d be rich. She was loved by everyone making her a millionaire in her own right. Mum was always fun to be around and is missed greatly.

WWII began on her 16th birthday and with a few months, Betty was off to Wigtownshire and served with the Womens Land Army. There she met wee Geordie in 1943, with his bright blue eyes. They were married at the end of the war, on Nov 15, 1944 in Glasgow, with the Women’s Land Army girls as their ceremonial honour Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

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Canadian Galloway Association Top Bulls For Progeny Registered In 2017 Bull Rss Uri Sundog 10U Valley Touchdown 24Y Alberta Plaid Antioch 45A Gowrie Tombstone 37T R Way Atlantis 19A Windchime Lord Wellesley Yy Rebel 413B Yy Geordie 444B Big Deal Billy Bob 30B Brass Ring York 13Y Big Deal Able Heart 3A

(Dun) (Blk) (Red) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk) (Blk)

No. Of Progeny

-[Can]22636- -[Can]23621- -[Can]23925- -[Can]22393- -[Can]23977- -[Can]2837B- -[Can]24076- -[Can]24222- -[Can]24316- -[Can]23406- -[Can]23773-

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CGA Registration Activity In 2017 Registration activity in the Canadian Galloway Association in 2017 saw a 1% decrease in the number of animals registered compared to 2016. There were a total of 418 animals registered in 2017, consisting of 120 bulls and 298 heifers. This number includes 310 solid colour Galloways, 61 Belted Galloways, 27 White Galloways and 20 Belted Galloway Appendix animals. Of the solid colour animals, 209 were black, 49 were dun and 52 were red. Of the animals registered, 404 were from natural matings, 10 from A.I. matings and 4 by embryo transplant. Of the total registrations, 201, comprising 48%, were from Ontario and 189, comprising 45%, from Alberta, with the remaining 7% coming from the other provinces and the U.S.A. There were 9 registrations in Manitoba, 6 in Saskatchewan, 5 in British Columbia, and 4 each in Quebec and the U.S.A. The number of transfers was 36% higher than in 2016, with a total of 287 animals of all types having been transferred. 13 animals were transferred for export to the United States in 2017. The membership in the Association for 2017 totaled 99, including 88 senior members, 11 associate members and 3 junior members. Submitted by Ron Black Secretary-Treasurer

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As 2017 draws to a close, I have to think back on the year that has been, as we work to promote the Galloway family of breeds to the wider cattle community and the struggles that we face as breeders of one of the oldest pure breeds of cattle.


some excellent results. Supreme Galloway exhibits for Galloways were achieved at the Canberra, Sydney and Bathurst Royal Shows and with members exhibiting Belted Galloways in Sydney and Canberra achieving Supreme Championships.

Belted Galloways

Junior Champion Female – AshroseKezia H12 exhibited by F J Hutt Senior Champion Female – BenvuieGlad exhibited by C Hart and G Stuart Grand Champion Female – BenvuieGlad exhibited by C Hart and G Stuart Supreme Champion of the Breed – BenvuieGlad exhibited by C Hart and G Stuart

Belted Galloways


Junior Champion Bull – 479 - Elm Park Montgomery exhibited by Orange High School Elm Park Galloways Senior Champion Bull – Monreith King William exhibited by J & S Vials Galloways Australia is still working to have research carried out Grand Champion Bull – 481 – Monreith King William exhibited by J & S Vials on Galloway DNA but are currently waiting on feedback from Junior Champion Female – 471 - Minto Margaret 13th exhibited by G Stuart the University of Queensland. Senior Champion Female – 477 - Minto Gretel 10th exhibited by G Stuart Grand Champion Female - 477 - Minto Gretel 10th exhibited by G Stuart Galloways Australia members have been exhibiting cattle at Supreme Champion of the Breed - 481 – Monreith King William exhibited by Royal Shows in the last twelve months and have again achieved J & S Vials

Junior Champion Bull – 269 - Hutt River Lynx exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt Senior Champion Bull - 271 - 7 Hills Luke exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt Grand Champion Bull – 271 - 7 Hills Luke exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt SHOW RESULTS Junior Champion Female – 261 - Essar Lexie exhibited by S Reynolds Senior Champion Female – 266 - Wombledale Katie exhibited by Mrs S & ROYAL CANBERRA SHOW Dr P Burgess Galloways Junior Champion Bull – Elm Park Montgomery exhibited by Orange High Grand Champion Female – 266 - Wombledale Katie exhibited by Mrs S & Dr P Burgess School Elm Park Galloways Senior Champion Bull – Monreith King William exhibited by J & S Vials Supreme Champion of the Breed – 266 - Wombledale Katie exhibited by Mrs S & Dr P Burgess Champion Bull – Monreith King William exhibited by J & S Vials Junior Champion Female – Minto Felicity 6th exhibited by C Hart ROYAL BATHURST SHOW Senior Champion Female – Monreith Hiver exhibited by J & S Vials Galloways Grand Champion Female - Monreith Hiver exhibited by J & S Vials Supreme Champion of the Breed - Monreith King William exhibited by J & S Vials Junior Champion Bull – Galambine Glenn exhibited by P Wakeling Champion Bull – Galambine Glenn exhibited by by P Wakeling Belted Galloways Junior Champion Bull – Hutt River Lynx exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt Junior Champion Female – Galambine Tranquil exhibited by P Wakeling Senior Champion Female – Monreith Hiver exhibited by J Vials Senior Champion Bull - 7 Hills Luke exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt Grand Champion Female - Monreith Hiver exhibited by J Vials Belted Galloways Grand Champion Bull – 7 Hills Luke exhibited by J Vials and J Hutt Junior Champion Bull – 7 Hills Luke J Vials and J Hutt Grand Champion Bull – 7 Hills Luke J Vials and J Hutt Junior Champion Female – 7 Hills Moneypenny exhibited by P Munday Senior Champion Female – Lochlyn Helen exhibited by Carenne School Grand Champion Female – Lochlyn Helen exhibited by Carenne School

It is disappointing that the Sydney Royal Easter Show Cattle Committee has decided to increase the number of head entered to qualify for a separate breed judging Group from 2018. It is understood that the Cattle Committee would like to have both Galloway and Belted Galloway classed as one breed. Such comments don’t give much hope to having White Galloways accepted as a separate breed any time soon. On the topic of showing it was great to see the continued involvement of Orange High School and Northholm Grammar both in showing and in assisting our members prepare their Canadian Galloway Advance 2018

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animals for showing. The students from both schools were a credit to themselves and their schools in the way they pitched in to help breeders in the maintenance, preparation and showing of the cattle. Galloways Australia encourages its breeders to develop relationships with schools in order to promote the breeds in particular and an interest in agriculture in general.

and strategies for dealing with Bovine Johne’s Disease. Beef producers were required to have their farm bio-security plan in place by October 1, 2017. Information on this development was disseminated to our members by way of the quarterly Galloways Australia President’s Bulletin.

As an Association, we are looking forward to meeting our international colleagues at the 2018 World Galloway Congress in Melbourne. As a follow up to the congress, Galloways Australia is offering a unique opportunity for our international visitors to take part in a privately organized, small group tour of some highlights of Australia’s National Capital, rural New South Wales, Sydney and the Gold Coast of Queensland. Australia is a huge country and the distances are enormous in relation to Europe so we hope this 11 day tour (October 5 - 16, 2018) will provide a taste of country and coast with some Galloway cattle to see on the way. Information is available on our website Galloways Australia’s association with the Slow Food movement; early booking is recommended. has continued with our members Greg and Cathy Venticinque, Edale Galloways, being approached to provide beef for the Slow Colin McNeil Food Australian National Conference in the Hunter Valley President in August. Greg and Cathy followed up the success of this by holding a field day on their farm at Edale which included talks on Galloways, sausage making and finally the highlight, eating the sausages the sixty plus attendees had a hand in making. Galloways Australia members continue to promote the three separate Galloway breeds with live exhibits at the Murrumbateman, Moss Vale, Mudgee, Tocal (New South Wales) and AgFEST(Tasmania) field days. Field days provide valuable opportunities for marketing both the cattle breeds and our breed association. Several breeders provide cattle for the displays and Association members assist with the set up of the stall and providing face to face information on the greatness of the Galloway Family of breeds.

I guess the major issue of the year has been the introduction of the new Livestock Production Assurance Program rules as they relate to on farm bio-security, animal welfare practices

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2017 the year that was, not as busy as 2016 as we did not have the excitement of welcoming everyone to the world congress, but we do have some exciting news, we have secured a government grant to establish a quality assurance scheme, help with marketing and encourage links with the meat and restaurant trade also for three learning journeys for future farmers and butchers, the first one being four young members travelling to National western stock show in Denver, USA and in 2018 one farmer and one butcher to attend the Galloway World Congress. For ongoing information please see our web page. Thankfully our spring and autumn sales saw an improvement from 2016, with nearly 100% clearance and increased averages, Galloways were certainly wanted and that continued though out the year, which included nearly 100 pedigree Galloways being exported to Spain. Below is a report on our Castle Douglas. All our sales are reported on our web site, so if you want more information – please refer to At our AGM, our new constitution was approved, which included new titles for our committees, we no longer have Council men but Trustees, a much trendier name! Also at the AGM we welcomed a new Chairman, Mr John Finlay from

the noted Blackcraig Galloway herd. As we have a new chairman, we had to say a huge thank you to our outgoing Chairman Scott McKinnon from Klondyke. Scott also had the extra work load of the World Congress, this was no mean feat to organise and move about all these people, Scott help make all these decisions and was one of the major factors that the World Congress was so successful. Turning to the summer shows, I say summer as we have had a terrible summer, which was recorded as the UK’s 11th wettest on record. Here in Scotland it has been the fifth wettest Summer on record with Western Scotland being the wettest region of the UK with 509.6mm up to 30 August. No wonder shows have been cancelled and many farmers struggling with harvest, which some of our members not securing their silage and straw still to bale. At least our national show Royal Highland Show was dry and a full report is below. The English premier show The Great Yorkshire show was not as lucky, in fact it started raining that day and never stopped!!! Again this report is on our web site. After the success of the 2016 National show it was decided that there would be no National Show in 2017 and at our last Trustee’s meeting, it was again decided there would be no National Show in 2018.

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It is with great sadness I report the death of our past Secretary Mr Alex McDonald, many of you will know Alex, Alex was appointed Secretary in 1990 and was Secretary for 14 years, during that time he witnessed the great demand of Galloways from Germany, BSE, Foot and Mouth disease and Government “meddling”. He very much enjoyed working with the breeders, members and friends and was thankful for their hospitality and friendship. Alex was a great help and friend to the Galloways even after he retired, always willing to help at shows and sales and could always be depended on for advice. He will be sorely missed by many. As we welcome 2018, many breeders are wondering what the future holds as our livelihood depends on decisions by Government, talks for Brexit are progress, but little has been said regards to Agriculture. Meanwhile we will keep farming, that is what we do and the Galloway will prove her worth when profit margins get tight. On behalf of the UK Galloway Cattle Society I would like to wish all our friends around the World a very happy and healthy 2018 and a very successful World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.


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Castle Douglas Spring Show & Sale February 17, 2017

Wallets Marts Castle Douglas

Judge: Mr Robert Marshall, Balavil Home Farm, Balavil Estate, Kingussie, Inverness-shire

Galloways were very much wanted at the spring show and sale held in Wallets Marts, Castle Douglas, with only four bulls returning home, 100% clearance on the females and all sections showing an increase in averages. At the pre sale show, both the male and female champions were from the Finlay Family, John, Ann and son Iain from Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas. The male champion BlackcraigXcaliber is by the home bred bull Blackcraig Volume and out of Blackcraig Dusty U446 he sold for 4000gns to Billy Welsh, Lochurr, Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. The female champion Blackcraig Bertha W560 sold to judge Mr Robert Marshall, who is now stockman for Balavil Estate, Kingussie, Invernessshire for 4400gns. This September 2014 born Blackcraig Sam daughter is out of Blackcraig Joan T420 and was one of six heifers to travel north to establish this new herd alongside the newly formed Aberdeen Angus herd. Balavil also purchased the reserve female champion Countess Wendy of Nether Cleugh from Peter Hunter Blair, Nether Cleugh, Dalry, this April, 2015 born Blackcraig Tom Tom daughter is out of Countess Sophie of Nether Cleugh for 3000gns. Also heading north was Blackcraig Bertha W548 for 3200gns and Blackcraig Hilda W556 for 3100gns, these are Blackcraig Sam and Blackcraig Rasputin daughters along with the champion of the unled section was Amber 1st of Troloss, from TrolossFarms aBlackcraig Dec daughter for 2000gns. The Finlays also received 3800gns for Blackcraig Star W584 a daughter of Blackcraig Sid and out of a German female, Schoenweider Star which Iain purchased when he was judging in Germany, this October 2014 born incalf heifer sold to Mr B Crawshaw, Broadley Field Farm, Whitworth,

Rochdale. Mr Crawshaw also took home a Romesbeoch heifer for 2000gns - Beauty 1691 of Romesbeoch, this 26month old is by Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh, the reserve male champion at 2016 Royal Highland show and out of the show cow Beauty 1185 of Romesbeoch. The male reserve champion and two year old champion was Troloss Knockout from Troloss Farms Ltd, Elvanfoot, Biggar. Knockout is by Blackcraig Dec and is out of Troloss Hannah, this 23 month old is off home to Blairvockie, Rowardennan, Drymen, with the Junior Vice Chairman Duncan Maxwell to be used in his Ben Lomond herd. The top price of 5000gns was achieved twice, first for Louis of Balgray from husband and wife team David and Rosemarie Cornthwaite, Balgray, Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, this 22 month old is one of the first sons to be sold off the 2500gns Ballavair Black Magic and is out of Penninghame Queen, a maternal sister to Penninghame Susan, the female record price holder. He is going overseas to Germany with frequent visitor Horst Kraft, who was one of 20 Germans attending the sale.

John and Ann Finlay also received Reserve Senior Championship with BlackcraigXman, he is by the ET sire Blackcraig Vagabond which goes back to a Canadian bull Glenfiddich Brodie and out of Rose 29th of Auchenhay. He returned home to Blackcraig. The Junior Champion Yorker of Romesbeoch from Jim & Selina Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, is by the Romesbeoch’s senior stock sire Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh and out of Beauty 1185 of Romesbeoch who is no stranger to the show ring, having been successfully shown over the last four years. She is also dam of the 12500gns bull Windsor of Romesbeoch. Yorker born in December 2015 is off for pedigree breeding at Troloss Farms Ltd, Troloss Farm, Elvanfoot, Biggar for 1800gns. Messrs Wallace, Over Barskeoch, Dalry, received the Reserve Junior Championship award with Zorro of Over Barskeoch, he is the last bull to be sold off Viper of Over Barskeoch a previous junior male champion at the Royal Highland Show and out of Pepsi Max of Over Barskeoch, one of the best cows at Over Barskeoch, he sold to DW Gourlay& Co, Craigmuie, Moniaive for 4000gns.

Also selling for 5000gns was Xavi of Kilnstown from Andrew Waugh and son Douglas from Kilnstown Farm, Bewcastle, he is by the 11000gns Coldplay of Fingland and out of Doreen 31st of Kilnstown. This September 2015 bull is off home with Jim Roberson, Becks, Langholm.

Mr Robert McTurk, Barlaes, Dalry sold two Barack Obama of Fingland sons - Barlaes Online a 25 month old for 3600gns to RKG Farms, Irelandton, Twynholm Kirkcudbright and Barlaes Onward for 4000gns, this 23 month old travelled south to Roskilly Farms, Nutley, Tavistock, Devon.

The Reserve 2 Year old Male Champion was Bowanhill William Wallace from John Tullie, Bowanhill, Teviothead, Hawick, this April 2015 born Ben Lomond Rolex son was ably shown by son Andrew and is off home with RA & JP Cornelius, West Rose, St Breward, Bodmin for 2000gns.

Receiving the Andros Perpetual Challenge cup for best pair in the unled section was Mr Hugh Guthrie, Ardoch, Dalry, Castle Douglas, this pair of heifers Kathleen 600183 of Ardoch and Marguerite of Ardoch* sold to Mr S Smith, Thesmeak Farm, Alturnen, Launceston for 750gns and to M/s Hogg, Milnholm, Langholm for 1150gns respectively.

Averages: 21 Bulls - 2638gns or £2770.00 (+163gns or £171.15) for 5 more sold 14 Bulling heifers - 1417gns or £1488.75 (+77gns or £80.85) for 2 less sold 12 Incalf heifers - 2212gns or £2323.00 (+578gns or £606.90) for 1 less sold 1 Steer - 1000gns or £1050.00

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Royal Highland Show Edinburgh, Scottland

Judge: Mr Andrew McConchie, Stryde Cottage, 8 Ramsay Wood, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire Galloways awarded Native Interbreed Team Award and Interbreed Junior Championship. For the second year running, the impressive bull Blackcraig Sid from John, Ann, Iain and Kelly Finlay from Blackcraig, Corsock, Castle Douglas, clinched the Breed Champion award at Scotland’s premier event the Royal Highland Show. The 7 year old, senior stock bull Blackcraig Sid is by the homebred bull Blackcraig Nimrod, who is a previous National show winner and out of Finmac Libby N195 an embryo John and Willie MacLean imported from Australia - Libby is also a former show cow winning at the Royal Highland show three times. Sid has had a successful show career to date, as he was unbeaten last year, awards included Interbreed and National Show champion at Dumfries show. Taking the overall reserve and female title was Jim and Selina Ross, Romesbeoch, Shawhead, Dumfries with Nerys 1668 of Romesbeoch, this September 2014 born Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh daughter came first in the largest class of the day, she is out of the famous Nerys line. This was her second show outing. Her sire Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh was reserve male champion in a repeat of the male

championships from last year’s Highland show. Turbo Tam was purchased at 2013 Spring show and sale at Castle Douglas for 2000gns, he is by Blackcraig Quest and out of Nerys Patricia of Nether Cleugh.

Kingussie, brought out by stockman Robert Marshall, this 9month old bull is by Blackcraig Vagabond and out of Blackcraig Bertha which Robert sold to Balavil when he joined the company.

Troloss Farms, Elvanfoot, by Biggar took home the reserve female champion with Sensation 1st of Troloss, expertly brought out by stockman Joe Cockburn stood second to the female and reserve overall champion, she is by Blackcraig Dec – Troloss’s senior stock sire which was purchased in 2014 for 3000gns and out of Ben Lomond Keepsake.

As new exhibitors to the Galloway section, Balavil Estates received the new exhibitors prize of £100 which is presented by David and Debs Heath.

Silverbell 12th of Gall-way from Jason and Sarah Wareham, Little Tottingworth, Broadoak, East Sussex was awarded Galloway Junior Champion and then later on in the week was awarded supreme interbreed Junior Championship - a first for the Galloway breed. Silverbell 12th a 20 month old Lochnagar of Gall-way daughter and out of the renowned Silverbell family was purchased privately from Dennis and Margaret Gall on their retirement. The reserve junior was the Strathurr Yogi, exhibited by new members and first time exhibitors at the show Balavil Estates,

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Once again the Society was represented in the Breed Society Avenue with the exhibition stand - we were delighted to welcome everyone to the stand, especially our overseas visitors which included, Germans, Dutch, Austrian and Canadian friends. Thanks to our members who manned the stand and all our home bakers who provided goodies for everyone.

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Congratulations to the Galloway Native team, J & A Finlay – Blackcraig Sid, J & S Ross – Nerys 1306 of Romesbeoch and Balavil Estates – Blackcraig Bertha U452 who was place first in Native Breeds Interbreed Team Competition on the Saturday of the show over the other five native breeds. An award the Galloways have not won since 2010.


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Tips for Putting Together Your Bull Buying Check List

Biography: Dr. Colin Palmer is an Associate Professor of Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Palmer worked in mixed practices in Ontario and British Columbia and has owned/operated a practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. Palmer along with his wife Kim and children Lauren, Emily and Carter run a herd of purebred Red Angus cattle under the KC Cattle Co. name. If you don’t know what you are looking for there’s a good chance you won’t buy what your herd needs! Let’s face it … there are a lot of really good bulls out there and a lot of really good seedstock producers. Before heading out to shop for bulls I think every commercial cattleperson has to decide what kind of herd he or she wants to have. Since we are all breeding cows to generate calves it really comes down to what we intend to do with those calves. Seedstock producers will generally want to produce bulls first and replacement females second with all other marketing structures falling in line behind the primary goal. Commercial cattle producers market weaned calves, produce replacement females or retain ownership of calves to feed through to slaughter. I have not included backgrounding here as that will eventually lead to a live calf sold or a finished animal being sold on the rail. You need to decide what it is you are doing, or what you want to do with your calves and ultimately your herd. Marketing of weaned calves is the most significant source of revenue on most commercial cow-calf operations followed by the sale of cull females. Culling animals, in turn, requires that replacements be purchased or retained, and if expansion is in your plans more will be needed than are sold. When selling weaned calves your income will largely be determined by pounds of calf offered up on market day. If this is the case, then the best bulls for you should be the ones with the greatest potential to produce heavier calves at weaning. Since you are not retaining ownership for slaughter you shouldn’t really concern yourself with carcass trait data. Milking ability, stayability, and even show ribbons really are not that important for you either. Growth traits including birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight are all highly correlated – a fact that must be considered carefully as you rank your sale picks. The highest weaning weights are likely to be associated with the highest birth weights, but not always. Shorter gestations may be one reason high growth animals have lower than expected birth weights. When you see numbers that appear to be inconsistent don’t be shy about asking questions and doing a little investigating. Trade-offs will have to be made. Producers selling weaned calves must also be concerned about calving ease. Dystocia is the number 1 killer of very young calves and we all know that big calves are not worth much when they are dead! Put in a different context, if you expect to gain 50 pounds per calf with your new bull then each and every oversized dead calf will be worth 12, 6-weight calves. I’d take a smaller live calf over a big dead one any day. Having said that, little teeny weeny calves often turn out to be underachievers so I think it is a good idea to know what your calves typically weigh at birth and what cows like yours are capable of calving. The same holds true for your breeding heifers. If you are looking for a bull to produce replacement females then you have a different set of priorities. Again calving ease is very important and can’t be ignored. Managing birth weight in your herd can be one of those gifts that keeps on giving, or not; you decide! When bred

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to the same bull, big birthweight heifers will produce bigger calves than their lighter birth weight herd mates. Birth weight is the biggest single predictor of dystocia and at some point a threshold will be reached and those big heifers could start having trouble. Milk production, fertility, and longevity balanced with growth performance are all things that should be on your list when shopping for a herd builder. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are very useful for comparing bulls and are more reliable than the bull’s own performance because they take into account the performance of his relatives. Using weaning weight for example, if pasture conditions were excellent and every imaginable supplement was provided your pick of the pen could have a tremendous actual weaning weight; however, his weaning weight EPD would be much more modest, and of course, realistic. Likewise, Calving Ease Direct and Birth Weight EPDs are more reliable than looking at the bull’s own birth weight. These data should be available for every purebred bull (representing a breed that calculates EPDs) that you might be considering. If you are not comfortable with EPDs then do what you can to change that. Most of the time you will see that the bull’s own performance is in line with the EPDs or vice versa. Use all of these numbers to help make up your short list of bulls. No less important are what I call the “soft” traits. These are the ones that don’t often have EPDs associated with them and usually require more time to investigate. Structural soundness – feet and legs are very important. First, the bull needs to get around to breed and should be a viable breeder for at least the next few years. Secondly, any replacements kept from this bull will hopefully remain in the herd for at least a decade. When buying a herd builder check out the teats and udder on the dam and other female relatives. Temperament is very important regardless of your herd goals. There are enough good cattle nowadays why should anyone put up with the bad ones! High strung bulls pass on their crazy to the next generation amazingly well. Fertility and frame score should definitely be on your list, especially, when keeping replacements. Females sired by bulls with larger scrotal circumferences have greater lifetime fertility and heifers from these bulls tend to reach puberty sooner. Is your new bull likely to increase, decrease or maintain your current cow size. If you don’t pay attention to mature size who knows what your herd is going to look like. If frame score is not available assessing the bull’s parents and other family members will also provide this information. One tool I like to use is the breed association websites to gather more information. Through these sites I can find out how a bull ranked amongst his contemporary herd mates and how many progeny his mother has produced, when they were born and their current status. I can also conduct a detailed examination of the pedigree. For most commercial producers this might be too time consuming, but it sure is helpful when searching for your next purebred herd sire. Good luck on your bull buying adventures.


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