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XLR 24A Excel Polled Axel Rose

Wulfs XTractor X Excel Polled Thimble 707T He Sells!

40+ Female lots At the Ranch December 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Excel Polled Thimble 707T

Excel Polled Astound

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Excel Polled Black Beauty

Sire: Wulfs Yak The Black T108Y Dam: Excel Polled Wishful

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Sire: RLF Yardley 601Y Dam: Excel Polled Alana

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WGL Belly Dancer 4B

RPY Payne’s Elvis x LRF 9W BD: February 15, 2014

WGL Avery Jade 16A

Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge x LRF 4S BD: January 28, 2013 AI’d safe May 12 to Wulf’s Trail Blazer

Selling in the Colours of Autumn Sale December 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm Cookstown, ON Give us a call today to preview the cattle before the sale!

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THE 3B - EMF Black Betty 3B

EDW XPLODE X RWK RENEGADE BW: 4.3 WW: 50.5 YW: 91.3 MM: 32.6 MWWT: 57.9

THE 18B - Xplode Son THE 34B - EMF Binka 34B

EDW XPLODE X RWK RENEGADE BW: 1.6 WW: 44.8 YW: 81.4 MM: 28.6 MWWT: 51.0

Watch for these ladies in the show ring at the Manitoba Livestock Expo, Brandon, MB and Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

SElling choice of these two heifers at THE National Limousin Sale, canadian western Agribition, November 28, 2014

A Special Opportunity

Offering semen packages at the Colours of Autumn Sale December 6, 2014, Cookstown, ON

Wulfs Apostle T343A

Wulfs Yankee K689Y X Wulfs Ultra Diamond 8571U Wulfs Apostle T343A has the pedigree, EPD tabulation and phenotype to be a herdsire with global impact. With his deep cherry red color and impeccable disposition, he has been a standout since an early age. He was possibly the crowd favourite of the Wulf carload in Denver. However, Apostle gained the most notoriety for being the top selling lot of the 2014 Wulfs Opportunity Sale where breeders from across the US joined together giving him the year’s top valuation. Even more impressive was the fact that his dam, Wulfs Ultra Diamond 8571U, also produced the 2nd high seller, Wulfs Amazing Bull T341A, who is a 3/4 brother as well as several other top lots. This coupled with the fact that he is a son of the performance leader, Wulfs Yankee K689Y, all but insures that Apostle will have an influence on the genetic advancement of the Limousin breed.

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Clarks Big Heart Wulfs Willard X DKC Tenderheart

Clarks A Cute Kiss Wulfs Yak The Black X DKC Secret Kiss Bred to Wulfs Archbald

Clarks Annabelle Wulfs Yardstick X Wulfs Yielding ***Limflex*** Bred to Clarks Awesome Gage

Clarks Black Beast Wulfs Yonkers X HLC Wicked

Clarks Zestful Wulfs Willard X DKC Whiskey Girl

Bred to Wulfs Xcellisior Clarks Burning Heart Wulfs Yonkers X Clarks Xtra Burning Heart

Clarks Black Mist Wulfs USA Today X Wulfs Tropical Punch

Clarks Zesty Luvly Wulfs Willard X EXLR Luvly 605A Purchased at last year’s sale by Wulfs Cattle

Full sibling embryos sell

Wulfs Archbald 624A Wulfs US Army General X Wulfs Soloist

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Clarks Bomb Wulfs Warbonnet X Wulfs Remi

Herd sire prospect

Bred cows … and bred heifers !

“Ivy’s Secret Service 17S” TMF Napolean 734N by Ivy’s Polled Princess 1P

O ur “Secret Service” and “Majesty” sired females are doing a great job for us … and would compliment any herd. We’ve been crossing them with proven A.I. sires … and the calves that have hit the ground are amazing! Check them out on our “website” or our “Hi-Valley Limousin” “facebook” page.

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MANITOBA LIMOUSIN ADVANTAGE SALE Saturday December 6, 2014 @ 1:30 pm Triple R Sale Barn, MacGregor, MB

Plan to attend the Manitoba Limousin Advantage Sale with some of the best Genetics in the breed. Whether adding to your herd or starting a new program,


West of MacGregor at Rd. 62W, 4 1/4 miles North Please join us for a pre-sale lunch!

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Diamond T Limousin Triple *R* Limousin Jaymarandy Limousin L & S Limousin Maplehurst Farms Roaring River Limousin

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Heifer Calves Bred Heifers Proven Cows Semen Packages Pick of 2014 Heifers plus pick of mature cow herd from Triple *R* Limousin

An "Amazing" Genetic opportunity fitting of the National Sale Offering semen packages at the National Limousin Sale November 28, 2014 - Regina, SK

Wulfs Amazing Bull T341A Hunt Mr Jock X Wulfs Ultra Diamond 8571U

Amazing Bull earned the right to be Lot 1 of the 2014 Wulf Cattle Opportunity Sale because he is the complete and total package. He received praise while on display at the NWSS for his sound and eye appealing structure. The bull should follow in the footsteps of his famous sire and produce extremely functional daughters along with sons that will have demand in the industry. His dam, Wulfs Ultra Diamond 8571U, also produced the Lot 2,3 & 4 bulls of the 2014 Wulf Cattle Sale, which were 3/4 siblings to Amazing Bull. She is a moderate framed yet massive bodied donor female who has worked when mated to a large selection of herdsires. A flush sister to Amazing Bull now serves as a valued member of the Wulf Cattle donor roster.

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MANY CHANGES AHEAD FOR THE CANADIAN LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION! As previously introduced in the October newsletter, there are many “new” things happening at the Canadian Limousin Association. Every change is highly justified with the best interest of the members and your breed association. As many things in life, some decisions revolve around money. The last two years, the CLA’s revenues and operational expenses (what it costs to keep the doors open and serve our members) have not reached a breakeven point. Therefore, the CLA Board had to make some decisions that will bring the organization closer to a sustainable scenario. New fee schedule for 2015 Let’s just address the least popular one, right off the bat. Every CLA member received the new fee schedule (effective January 2015) in the mail a few weeks ago. You would have noticed changes mostly with administration fees and registration of progeny of non-enrolled females. When we compare the CLA’s fees to other breeds, it is very clear that we are lower than most. There was a comparison chart published in the AGM book of reports. It is still posted on the CLA website (under library) or we would be happy to forward it on to you if you want to study it. If your herd is not currently on the WHE program, you may want to reconsider it for the upcoming year. Contact the CLA staff to discuss it further. Digital Beef On a happier note, Digital Beef brings new technology to us and represents savings to the CLA! It was selected as our new registry system, but it also has an on-line herd management software. DigitalBeef system bridges the gap to provide a full-featured, seamless beef information management tool. We hosted two webinars in September to give you a snapshot of what it’s all about as it will replace what is known today as the “on-line registry system”. We may have a few more webinars before the end of the year, if there is demand. Here are some of the advantages that Digital Beef offers: • Capable of receiving genomics information • Complete herd management tool, including the ability to add members of your herd that are not Limousin; • Web-based, therefore the association will no longer require a server to support the registry system; • Many additional features in marketing, semen and embryo inventory to name a few; • Will soon be complemented by an optional phone app (user fees will apply); • Also selected by NALF, therefore the American and the Canadian herdbook (animal search) will remain under the same system. We aim at launching Digital Beef to our member in April 2015. Training and support will be offered to all users. DNA Lab update It appears that GenServe (a division of Quantum Genetix) has worked through the backlog and is able to process at a much better turn around time. However, we are aware that some samples that were sent between April 1 and June 1 have fallen through the cracks. If you are

PLUSIEURS CHANGEMENTS EN VUE! Comme vous avez pu le constater dans le bulletin d’octobre, il y a beaucoup de choses « nouvelles » qui se passent à l’Association Canadienne Limousin. Chaque modification est très justifiée pour le meilleur intérêt des membres et votre association. Comme plusieurs choses dans la vie, certaines décisions tournent autour de l’argent. Les deux dernières années, la situation financière de l’Association n’était pas à son meilleur. Les coûts d’opérations malheureusement dépassent nos revenus. Par conséquent, le Conseil d’administration a dû prendre des décisions qui assureront une situation stable pour l’association. Barème de prix Abordons tout en premier l’élément le moins populaire; le nouveau barème de prix. Chaque membre de l’Association a reçu le nouveau barème (en vigueur à partir de janvier 2015) par la poste il y a quelques semaines. Vous aurez remarqué des changements surtout au niveau des frais d’administration et des enregistrements de la progéniture provenant de femelles non enrôlées. Quand on compare les frais de l’Association Limousin aux autres races, il est très clair que nos prix sont moindres que ceux de la plupart des autres. Il y a un tableau comparatif publié dans le livre des rapports de l’Assemblée générale annuelle. Il est toujours affiché sur le site de l’association (onglet « Library ») ou si vous le désirez il nous fera plaisir de vous en acheminer une copie sur demande. Si votre troupeau n’est pas actuellement sur le programme d’enrôlement des femelles, il est possible de faire un ‘’réenrolement’’. Communiquez avec Anne pour de plus amples informations. Digital Beef Sur une note plus joyeuse, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que l’Association changera son système d’enregistrement. Le système qui a été choisi, s’appelle Digital Beef. Celui-ci présente un système plus complet et des épargnes pour l’association. Ce n’est non seulement un système de registre, mais c’est aussi un logiciel de gestion de troupeau. Malgré que Digital Beef n’ait pas de version française, il est possible aux éleveurs francophones qui sont intéressés à l’utiliser de suivre une session de formation qui pourrait être diffusée sur l’internet. Mise à jour sur le testage par ADN Il semble que notre laboratoire officiel, GenServe, a repris le dessus concernant les accumulations de tests de parenté. Présentement, les délais sont de moins de 15 jours ouvrables. Toutefois, il y a des échantillons de poils qui sont arrivés au laboratoire entre le 1et avril et le 1er juin, qui ont été égarés. Si vous attendez des résultats de tests d’ADN et que votre échantillon est parti depuis plus d’un mois, svp contactez Anne pour qu’elle puisse faire un suivi avec le laboratoire.

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waiting for DNA results on an animal whose sample has been received for Enrôlement du troupeau more than a month, please contact the CLA. We will look into each case Toute information concernant votre enrôlement de troupeau 2015, individually and find some answers for you. vous a été postée au début d’octobre. Si vous êtes un utilisateur du service internet, nous vous rappelons que vous ne recevrez pas de We remind you that your Igenity test requests have to be forward to formulaires papier pour votre inventaire. L’enrôlement est dû le 15 Delta Genomics in Edmonton. Refer to the CLA website or the October newsletter for details. janvier 2015. Malheureusement le rabais pour soumettre plus tôt n’existe plus. Toutefois les frais de pénalité de retard de 10 $/ jour/ Whole Herd Enrollment troupeau reste en vigueur. Information concerning your 2015 WHE was mailed to you in early October. If you are an on-line user, we remind you that you will not Concours national receive any paper forms for your inventory. WHE is due by January 15, 2015. While the early bird discount has been L’association Limousin de la Saskatchewan nous accueillera pour le terminated, the late penalty fees of $10/day/herd remains in effect. concours national dans le cadre de l’Agribition de Regina. Le jugement des animaux se tiendra le 27 novembre à 14 :30 (heure centrale) et la Welcome Lori! We are delighted to announce that Lori Gross has joined the CLA staff as vente est prévue le 28 novembre à midi. Si vous ne pouvez être des nôtres, tous les évènements seront diffusés a part time registry assistant. Lori is a familiar face around the office as she used to work for the Simmental Country, and more recently filled in en direct par Cattle In Motion ( as receptionist. She began at the CLA on September 22 and plans are that she will be at the office two days a week. Dallas Wise remains our main member service provider. National Limousin Events The Saskatchewan Limousin Association is hosting the 2014 National Limousin Events at Agribition in Regina. The show is November 27 and the sale on the 28th. Details are posted on the CLA website and are published in this issue of the Limousin Voice. If you are unable to attend, all events will be live online at Cattle In Motion ( Come join the fun and Limousin fellowship and witness the largest Limousin event in Canada this year.

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CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT Brian Lee Phone: (705) 340-5944 Cell: (905) 447-5173 Email:

VICE-PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Phone: (306) 781-4628 Email:

TREASURER Bill Zwambag Phone: (519) 287-3219 Email:

PAST-PRESIDENT Bill Campbell Phone: (204) 776-2322 Fax: (204) 776-2105 Email:

CLA Staff GENERAL MANAGER Anne Brunet-Burgess Email:

Eric Boon Phone: (306) 858-2130 Cell: (306) 280-8795 Email: Lynn Combest Phone: (403) 742-5211 Fax: (403) 742-6139 Cell: (403) 740-7621 Jim Richmond Phone: (403)368-2103 Cell: (403) 323-8433 Email:

MARITIMES Michael Byrne Phone: (902) 485-6731 QUEBEC Serge Dethier Phone: (450) 454-6456 MANITOBA Jay-Deen Smyth Phone: (204) 937-4384 Email: SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email:

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ALBERTA Mark Porter Phone: (780) 842-4288 Email: BRITISH COLUMBIA Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: ONTARIO Gary Smart Phone: (519) 538-4877 Email:

Bill Campbell of Campbell Limousin is getting ready to slow down By Anne Brunet-Burgess, CLA General Manager

Courtney & Ryan, Bill & Lauren, Kaitlin, Cam & Madison

How many people can say that they have used the letters of the alphabet twice for “year” identification? Bill Campbell is almost there! While much too young to be called a Limousin veteran, he’s been involved with the breed for over 30 years. On December 7, the Campbell herd will be offered by auction to folks looking for top notch, well-documented, data-supported Limousin females. Before Bill got too busy with his dispersal preparation, we visited about his beginning in the breed and how he came to the decision of calling it quits in 2014.

Supreme Champion Bull 1995 RMWH Brandon

Why Limousin? “There was just more money in the Limousin-cross feeders that we fed.” Glen Campbell, Bill’s father, tried all sorts of breeds on his Angus base herd via artificial insemination. They experimented with all the new exotic arrivals of the early ‘70s, but the Limousin cross was the best fit. A bigger step came in purchasing a

CAM Poll Susie 2012

package of five females and one bull from the Cannings, a satellite herd of the Brandon Research Station. “The Limousin breed made our Angus cows better,” Grand Champion Carcass Steer 1984 CWA Bill confided. Daughter Kaitlin and son-in-law Cam Nykoliation see the merit of the breed as well and might consider producing some Lim-Flex from their purebred Angus females. Which animal(s) influenced your herd the most over the years? “CAM Penny was a 1982 model that left her marks and Anders Poll Cash was the complete bull package.” Those were the two animals that came to Bill’s mind quickly. CAM Penny never missed a year and several females in the herd are linked to her. Poll Cash was purchased at Agribition as a calf in partnership with L&S Limousin, Hidden Valley Limousin and 2-8-6- Limousin. He came back the following two years as a competitor. When he showed as a 2 year old, the shareholders even had progeny to showcase in their own string. Today, he still appears as a trait leader for performance and in the top 20 percent of the breed for milk. Purchasing him was a leap of faith for the Manitoba breeders, but one that paid off. According to Bill, “If you see something you like and it fits what you are trying to accomplish, take a risk and RC 4-H Steer 1968 buy it!” When did performance recording become so important to you? “CLA representative Susan Jones (now Groeneveld) made a convincing presentation at a Manitoba AGM in the ‘90s.” While Campbell Farms had purchased a set of scales 20 years earlier, Glen was still basing his selection more on looks than facts. Bill was convinced that data collection and reporting would pay off eventually. He has been vigilant on selecting animals for docility and the fruits of those efforts have paid off with evident results and improvement over the years. “Data collection is not a short-

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term project. It takes several generations before the numbers reflect the efforts,” warns Bill. As a note of interest, Campbell Limousin is the oldest member to receive the CLA Platinum Herd level recognition, indicating the level of data collection they submit to the breed association. Also, three of their females made the “Elite” list since its inception in 2010. Where have the Campbell animals been marketed in the past? “Marketing is a challenge for someone like me who

CAM Poll Nadine 2013

is more focused on production,” Bill modestly answered, but we all know that some key female consignments have found their way into Canada’s finest herds. One can find a Campbell Limousin show string across Manitoba and at Agribition promoting their genetics. In 2012, CAM Poll Susie gathered the most points, snatching the Canadian Show Female of the Year Award. Last year, CAM Poll Nadine was Supreme Female in Brandon. Showing was also a family activity when daughters Courtney and Kaitlin participated in 4-H and Junior Limousin events. Bill speaks very highly of the junior programs and how it contributed to the girls’ personal and professional development. The 10th and final bull sale will take place next April right at the farm. As for slaughter animals, they are a bit tricky to move in Manitoba as there isn’t the luxury of a packing plan in that province. Before BSE, the American market kept things a flow, but since commercial calves marketing has been rather difficult. Recently, the Campbell calves destined to be on feed, have found their way to the Y2K Feedlot in Ontario and consequently slaughtered at Norwich Packers, where Limousin carcasses are sought after. What was the best part of being on the CLA Board? “Working with dedicated people, who share their expertise unselfishly for a common passion is what I enjoyed the most.” Bill Campbell will be remembered as one of few Limousin breeders who Harvest 2006

completed four terms of three years on the CLA Board over an 18 year spread. He served as our president in 2012-2013 and left his footprints with some remarkable initiatives such as the Spotlight on Limousin forums and several breed advancement projects from research on genomics to improvement of the online record keeping. Why is 2014 the right time to disperse? “It’s time to slow down and experience more than just work,” he hopes. He confesses that his family has had to sacrifice many times in order for the farm business to flourish. Now, there is a third generation in the picture with the arrival of little Madison, and Bill doesn’t want to miss out on quality time with his loved ones. Agriculture will remain the only source of income for the Campbell household as they plan to continue cropping their 1,700 acres of land with canola, wheat, soy beans, barley and oats. “It’s very difficult to be on top of the farming and 2014 Valley do a good job with the herd at the same time. Something always has to be put second, when both deserve to be the main focus,” admits the perfectionist. “Become involved wherever possible” is Bill’s wish for his Limousin peers. The advocate feels that everyone’s voice is of value in growing our breed forward. I dragged Bill to a few Beef Improvement Federation conferences where he broadened his appreciation for the value of data collection; a message he is conveying to the industry every chance he gets. “Any decision requires research, whether purchasing a truck, choosing a crop or selecting genetics. Researching and using the information that is available, takes some of the risk out.” A Manitoba Baseball and Softball Hall of Fames inductee, a tireless advocate for the breed of cattle he loves, a supportive father, grand-father and husband are some of the ways to describe my friend Bill Campbell. The Canadian Limousin Association will be forever indebted for his leadership while on the Board of Directors. Now it’s time to wish Bill and Lauren all the best in their future endeavors, and hope they will never completely cut their ties to the cattle industry.

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Excelling in the Real World: Ashlee Mitchell, Mitchell Farms By Piper Whelan Like many avid livestock exhibitors, Ashlee Mitchell got started at a young age. “When I was 10, Dad gave me my first cow, and that’s how it all started,” she said. “I was in 4-H for seven years showing steers, heifers and cow-calf pairs. After 4-H is when I started showing purebreds, but I was already past the age limit for showing juniors.” Growing up on Mitchell Farms, Mitchell always planned to spend her life raising cattle. “It was always the plan to come home and farm.” Her mom recalled that at the age of 12, Mitchell was already approaching a neighbour about purchasing his farm when he retired. Eight years ago, Mitchell bought the quarter of land that surrounds it from her parents, and two years later she purchased the acreage that completes her home farm. “This was my dad’s first farm, so it has sentimental meaning,” she explained. “There wasn’t anything else I wanted to do other than raise cattle. You took the off-farm jobs so you could work towards it.” Today, she has a small herd of her own. “I have 40 head of my own, and then the farm has 250.” Half of her herd are purebred Limousin, while the other half are Limousin-cross cattle. Mitchell is very much involved in showing cattle, and it keeps her busy. “In 2001 we bought our first purebred Limo and did a little showing with her, and after that in 2005 I bought my very first purebred.” The stretch of shows she looks forward to most each year is what is known as the Milk Run, where exhibitors compete at six different fairs in rural Manitoba in one week, one show after the other. “It’s basically the same people from all over Manitoba, a few from Saskatchewan, and it’s just like a little family,” she explained. “We all roll in on the Monday morning and we help load and unload and help show, because there’s never enough hands, so you’re showing different breeds for different people every day, and it’s definitely a learning expedition every year.” This year marked their tenth trip to the annual series of shows, bringing eight head along. Mitchell has enjoyed watching her fellow exhibitors grow up and develop their skills at this fun annual event. Mitchell also served as the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association director for eight years and as the junior director for the Manitoba Livestock Expo for six years. “It was what the kids taught me that was the major benefit of being a director,” she said. “Working with the MJLA participants was excellent. I loved watching how the association matured with its members and the paths that it took to new directions.” When she’s not working on

the farm, Mitchell is running her own business. After completing her diploma in agribusiness and a certificate in human resource management, she started her own business, cleaning offices and homes and working with seniors. “My mom did homecare for 35 years, and I volunteered with the Health Auxiliary and the Legion when I was growing up with my grandma,” she said. “When my mom had knee surgery, I quit my office job and took over her house cleaning, mainly so I could stay at home on the farm and help out more, and it’s just escalated since then.” Mitchell’s plans for the future of the farm include building barns and corrals at her own house. “Then we will split the cattle into two farms, and we will keep all the cows that are going to calve at Mom and Dad’s, and I’ll take the replacement heifers and the bulls and the show cattle and move them all to my place,” she said. Limousin cattle will be part of that future, particularly for their ease of calving, something Mitchell values greatly. “Dad works off the farm, so it’s Mom and I spending a lot of the cows, so it’s just the vigor of the calves when they’re born and how easy they are to get going and how maternal the cows are and easy to work with … It makes life a lot easier to walk in the barn, put the cow and the calf together, and they take off. The calf is up and running — that’s the nicest part.” Mitchell said the responsibility she learned by growing up in the cattle industry shaped who she is today. This responsibility is part of her dedication to raising cattle, something else she learned from growing up on a farm. “You have to be up, you have to get there and feed them in the morning and get home from work as fast as possible and start the routine all over again,” she explained. Her dedication and passion for raising cattle shine through when she talks about this lifestyle. “I just love the cows,” she said happily. “When a calf hits the ground, you start thinking about what it’s going to turn into and who and what you can breed it to next year. The cycle never quits.”

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By: Chris Poley

Since the end of May, I have had a lot of windshield time touring purebred and commercial operations in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, then back through all four provinces a second time and now starting the third. There have been a couple of common themes throughout; a late growing season and a lot of optimism in the cattle business.The outlook for the cow/calf producer has never looked better and although it’s going to take a lot more operating and a little faith from the banks, feeders have more margin in feeding these high dollar calves than they have had in years and that is what it takes…everyone involved needs to make money. The fact that there are less dispersals, both purebred and commercial this fall, is positive, people don’t hate their cows when there is money in them. Early this spring I had a major market operator tell me all their fall bred cow sales were booked solid. That same manager told me at the end of July, that half had cancelled. Now that does not mean the cowherd is going to jump into expansion mode; in fact, I believe it will continue to contract for a while. This fall the average cull rate on most ranches will be double that of normal. Everyone I talked to is planning to “clean house,” wild ones, poor producers, bad footed, bad uddered or just plain ugly are all heading to town at $1.10 to $1.30 or better still...are getting on a truck, with a one way ticket. There was not a significant amount of heifers sent out into breeding pastures this spring. I know of several groups that ended up contracted for feed and slaughter before the bulls got turned out or were pulled after only a few days because the guarantee of the contract was too many dollars to pass up in September, on the hope of a bred heifer sale in December. My feeling is that heifer calves will all come to town this fall along with their brothers, due to their value as the general rancher’s attitude is “it’s my time to cash in” and no one can blame them. I’m very optimistic about the bred cow market this fall as numbers offered are less...people want to expand their inventories and for the first time, in a long time, their bankers are on board. The business model works and

everyone is in agreement that the next ten years in the beef cattle market look great! In this high tech world of mass production, nobody is ever going to be able to figure out a way to “factory farm” beef cattle, a cow’s gestation is long and you can’t control the environment of wide open spaces, where a cow thrives the best and most efficiently. The number of bulls going to town, post breeding, gets my heart rate up. Most auction marts are reporting double the usual number of bulls coming to town. It is understandable why many ranchers do not want to winter older bulls when they can ship them early for a record price, in many cases, close to or above the original purchase price. Take that salvage value, add eight months feed, some fence repair, a semen test, some death loss factored in and purchase new semen tested, delivered bulls when you need them. I recently talked to one larger producer who pulled and shipped all his bulls except the two he purchased this spring. Now, purebred breeders, don’t start to have greedy thoughts! I already said that the cowherd is going to continue to shrink, so over all the need for bulls will be less and in the last twenty years that I’ve been involved in this industry, I have never seen a shortage of bulls! Be ruthless with the knife and cash in the “he might make the bull sale if we feed the hell out of him” calves. You do not need to put all that feed into him, semen test, picture, catalogue him and then ship him, cause there was not anyone needing that medium quality bull at your will be doing yourself and the industry a favor. Next spring you will be able to gross more money on fewer bulls than you ever have and the steers you sell, will pay the bills upfront this fall.

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Communication began through painting on cave walls by tribes prior to 3500 BC and in 16th century BC, the Phoenicians developed an alphabet. From 26 -37 AD, Roman Emperor Tiberius ruled his empire from the Island of Capri, by signaling messages through metal mirrors to reflect the sun; the invention of paper (by Tsai Lun and Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press) was made with metal movable type in 1450 and the main catalyst for mass communication. Early telecommunication used smoke signals and drums...talking drums were used by natives in Africa, New Guinea and South America, while smoke signals were used in North America and China. During the early years of settlement of our great nation, communication centered around local events and in many cases, organized by the church. Picnics, fowl suppers, dances and the like would be held; with citizens travelling for miles to meet their neighbors, catch up on news and the local gossip. Samuel Morse moved national communication forward by developing the Morse code, building the first long distance electric telegraph line, bridging the gap of information from town to town or city to city; but the 1876 invention by Alexander Graham Bell changed history and all of our lifestyles. A few of us will remember using wall crank phones... a one line system with a central operator. Each line had from six to twelve patrons and your number would be indicated by the type of ring; since a call made, rang in at all homes on that particular line... for example, two long and one short ring would be your telephone. Although everyone swore to privacy, it seemed that all knew another’s business... similar to Facebook and Twitter today. Mobile phones or what we refer to today as cell phones have been used since the 1940’s. The military used what they called a hand-held radio transceiver to communicate between divisions. These early deviceswere bulky, consumed high power and the network supported only few simultaneous conversations. In 1947, Douglas H. Ring and W. Rae Young of Bell Laboratories proposed a cell-based approach which led to “cellular phones.” Prior to 1973, mobile telephones were limited mostly to cars and trucks, but on April 3, 1973 a Motorola researcher, Martin Cooper, developed the first handheld mobile phone which has evolved into a major necessity.

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For all you history buffs, the first text message was sent in 1992, Facebook was introduced in 2004 and Twitter in 2006. I often muse about Don Adams (Maxwell Smart), in the 1965-1970 sitcom “Get Smart” and his shoe phone... although it seemed funny and preposterous at the time; I now see this necessity carried in boots, belts, bras and other strange places. Technology has changed the face of purebred cattle marketing and taken the personality out of it. No doubt, information of events is, in most cases, instantaneous... sale averages... top sellers... etc. One need not attend a show or sale, as they can sit in the comfort of their own office or sofa and participate, if they choose to...but how good were the cattle and how many potential customers did they meet? If you as a breeder make all your purchases and breeding decisions based on EPD’s, staying at home will perhaps save money and you can build a cow herd with great numbers, but not know anyone to sell them to. As much as audience has become worldwide, there appears to be a loneliness...a great sale with half a crowd and as the agricultural average producer’s age increases each year, we lose more and more young potential participants. Auction sales are stimulating for all who attend and eventually, we all get caught up in the atmosphere and become involved. Livestock shows relate in the same parallel... whether it happens in Toronto, Regina or Denver. For breeders to compete and exhibit their programs, the main criterion is attendance... no one wants to spend all that money and have no one in the seats. Granted, it costs considerably more to spend a couple of days at a livestock show... but successful marketing correlates directly with meeting and visiting fellow breeders and potential customers. Seeing the champion on Facebook or watching it online, is quickly forgotten as all new social media and communication is time dated... but who am I to say... being that I don’t text, Facebook or Twitter. As we utilize new era tools of communication, such as e-mail and text messaging, we overlook the opportunity to converse with a producer face-to-face about genetics, production and markets. Ask yourself and fellow breeders... what is the best part of the purebred livestock industry.... nine out of ten will say the people!

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From Pasture to Plate: Retailing Limousin Beef Teal’s Meats & Bennville Limousin The McCutcheon Family By Piper Whelan

Before Anna (Haupt) and Mark McCutcheon took over Teal’s Pure Pork Sausage in Hagersville, Ontario, the business, established in 1915, produced only old-fashioned style, filler and preservative-free sausage. Today, the butcher shop continues that tradition and offers a full selection of beef and pork products. Anna and Mark run the shop together, and live on the adjoining 90acre farm with their three young daughters. Anna’s family started raising beef cattle when she was growing up. She and her sister showed Limousin heifers in 4-H and at local shows, and Anna was involved with the junior Limousin board. “At its peak Mom had about 60 cows, a cow-calf operation, and she always finished our own calves as well,” Anna said. “Mom always focused on raising structurally sound, well- muscled cows and looked a lot at EPDs and performance numbers when selecting animals. We ran a bull test for all those years and sold a lot of breeding bulls.” Anna met Mark, who grew up on a dairy farm, while studying at the University of Guelph. After few months of marriage, the McCutcheons decided it would be fun to work together, and considered running a butcher shop. Mark learned the tricks of the trade while working in a small shop in St. Mary’s, Ontario. “Mark enjoyed the work there and we decided we’d keep our eyes open for something if anything were ever to

Anna and Mark bought the business and the farm, working with the former owners for about six months. Teal’s had been in the previous owners’ family for generations and had a loyal customer base. “We were lucky, because from day one we had an income,” Anna explained. “They had sausage in several of the local grocery stores… and a few markets, and a few other little shops as well.” They slowly expanded their product line to include a full array of fresh pork products and eventually fresh beef from Anna’s parents’ Limousin operation. As their customers come to them for fresh products, Teal’s starts each week with fresh cuts on the counter. After aging beef for two to three weeks, they’ll cut one half at the start of one week, and cut the other half the next week. They sold custom halves and quarters when starting out, but found it wasn’t what their customers wanted. “Most people don’t have great big chest freezers any more, and most people don’t want a year’s worth of meat in the freezer,” she said. “They kind of want a more manageable amount of meat, and they’d rather come every week and pick up fresh,” she said. Instead, they now offer fresh individual cuts in the counter as well as a 25-lb freezer box that includes boneless roasts, steaks, ground beef and stewing beef. This provides some variety, can be used in a reasonable amount of time and fits in an above-fridge freezer.

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come up for sale,” Anna said. They set their sights on the butcher shop on the next farm over from Anna’s parents’ farm. They decided to ask the owners, an older couple, if they ever considered selling their shop. “When we talked to them they said, ‘Oh, we never really thought about selling it and we kind of thought we’d just close the door one day when we’d had enough and that was it.’ And we said, “If you are thinking of ever selling it in the future, let us know.’ They called us back a week later and said, ‘Well, maybe we should talk.’”

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Age of the animal, diet, yield and finish are all important factors in their beef. “We really strive for consistency in our product from week to week, and consistent high quality,” she said. To ensure a certain standard of taste, they only use beef from animals under 18 months. “That’s another advantage to the (Limousin) breed — we do find they finish in a nice amount of time, so you’re not getting into these over 30s or anything like that. They’re finished well, well before that.”

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Teal’s has its share of customers interested in grass-fed or organic meat. “What we’ve found and what’s really scary to us is and has been a big eye opener is that most people have no idea what any of those things actually mean,” she said. “They want a certain-sized steak and they want it to look a certain way and taste a certain way, but they want it to be grass fed — but what they want for taste isn’t actually a grass-fed animal.” Their herd, Anna explained, like most cow calf herds spends as much of the year as possible on pasture, market animals are finished on corn and free choice hay. “No implants are

used but the beef is not ‘grass fed’ or ‘organic.’ The animals are healthy and fed a balanced diet to allow them to grow to their full potential and finish out to a quality product. Along with this, the herd has been genetically selected for animals that are fast growing and with desirable carcass traits. These things coupled together make for a good quality market animal; the rest is accomplished in the butcher shop with proper aging and cutting. Giving our customers insight into how and why the animals are raised a certain way is a big part of our job.” Providing a product customers trust is vital to their success. “We don’t do a ton of advertising, so it’s largely been word of mouth, and we’ve been able to grow our customer base from there. When we go to markets, it’s the same people week after week,” she said. “You have to offer something that’s different and that stands out from what they can pick up (at a grocery store), because otherwise, they aren’t going to make the trip out to the store here.”


With just the two of them running the business, there’s a lot of work to do to keep quality meat coming week after week, including producing 1,500 pounds of sausage each week. That said, their plans for the future are not necessarily to expand but to continue to strive for the best quality possible to satisfy their loyal customer base. “We would like to maybe start finishing some of our own cattle here at our own farm in the future,” Anna said. “We have the land to grow some of the feed and it would be a natural next step if we are looking for more to do as the kids get older. Nothing too big, just enough to fulfil the demand in the butcher shop.” Their particular focus is engaging with consumers and ensuring quality products: “We really enjoy talking with our customers and helping them to understand these terms that they throw around, let them know what that actually means what they’re asking for, and how animals are raised on modern day farms and why they’re raised that way.”

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By Carolyn Darling

OJLA Junior Show: Markham, Ontario Judge: Brent Saunders

Champion Pee Wee: Paige Grant Reserve Champion Pee Wee: Margaret Darling

Champion Junior: Nicole Scott Reserve Champion Junior: Tyson Weppler

Champion Intermediate: Melissa McIntyre

Champion Senior: Brandon Hollingsworth

Reserve Champion Intermediate: Lynsay Ormiston

Reserve Champion Senior: Braeden Weppler

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96 Head will sell Thursday February 5, 2015 Dryland Cattle Trading Corp. Veteran, AB @ 12:30 pm For more information contact:

Dryland Cattle Trading Corp. Hudson Limousin Graham Schetzsle or Kurt Cole Bob or Dorothy Hudson 403-575-3772 780-879-2105

Grand Champion Showperson: Melissa McIntyre

Reserve Grand Champion Showperson: Brandon Hollingsworth

The OJLA would like to congratulate the members who went up to partake in the NJLA Impact Show held in Saskatoon, SK in July! You guys represented OJLA well! Members are: Bailey and Ashley McConnell, Samantha Kennedy, Brandon Hollingsworth, Carolyn Darling, Rachelle Ormiston, and Julie Darling

Attention all Junior Members!! The 2015 National Junior Conference will be held August 6, 7, 8 in Stratford, Ontario.

The OJLA is once again selling tickets on our Show Box Raffle. The prizes are: The First Prize- A Loaded Weaver Showbox, The Second Prize- Air Express III Blower and lastly, The Third Prize- An iPad. The prices of the tickets are: One ticket for $10.00 and Three Tickets for $25.00 If you are interested in buying some tickets please contact any of the Junior Limousin members. The Next OJLA Show will be held at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto on Friday, November 7th at 8:00am Limousin Voice Fall Issue 2014  25

Limousin activities in British Columbia are not numerous, but they are outstanding at showcasing the quality of the product and the interest from the commercial side.

Grand Champion in the third year of the Stars of the Future all breed futurity.

The Peace Country Bull Sale in April was the best it’s ever been. The entire offering sold at a fair market value and new Limousin bull buyers helped themselves to top quality bulls. Congratulations to the consignors for bringing such well accepted quality.

The last Limousin event of the season brought a large “ The viewing of the pinnacles at the Fraser crowd together at river were a highlight for all visitors” the Pinnacle View Open House on September 13. Most BC Limousin breeders made the trip to Quesnel, BC to mingle with commercial producers and admire the outstanding herd of Limousin cattle on display. A key presentation on crossbreeding with Limousin was delivered by Casey Fanta of Wulf Cattle, while Anne Burgess updated the attendance on new CLA endeavors. The “pinnacle” of the day was the draw for the pick of five calves. Marlene Magnowski and her family were the lucky winners and selected a Lim-Flex heifer.

We are thrilled to report that the PNE Grand Champion Steer was Limousin sired. Congratulations to Lane Konrad on this achievement. Limousin entries came to the top of the “Multi Breed” divisions of the Dawson Creek Fair and the IPE in Armstrong. The breed was extremely well represented in supreme competitions by females and bulls alike. Further, a Limousin female was Reserve

Erin Kishkan presented Marlene Magnowski with her new Lim-Flex heifer

A spectacular display of show cattle, embryo transplant calves, donor cows and herdsires highlighted the Pinnacle View Open House

Lane Konrad dominated the PNE Steer Show with his Limousin sired steer

The Pinnacle View Open House welcomed a huge crowd.

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Commercial Breeder Profile: Kent And Dawn Armstrong

No one likes their Limousin cows more than Dawn Armstrong and her family. To describe the herd as quiet (and maybe a little spoiled) would be the understatement of the year. These animals only get up if there is something in the effort for them, such as a scotch comb scratch or a hug from daughters Nicole and Emily. Through the magic of social media, Dawn introduced herself to us by posting photos and interesting stories, like the one of “Zoey” (see inset), on the CLA Facebook page. I was delighted to find out that she lives less than half hour from my place and agreed to have me come over to meet her at their Cremona, Alberta, farm. Their love of Limousin cattle came from Dawn’s mother, Mrs. Joyce Rigsby. Joyce was an active CLA member until she

Current herd sire purchased from Ivy Livestock

their new herdsire (Ivy’s Zip) so much that they chose to sell his daughters in order to keep him around longer. The herd is not big enough to justify two bulls and awful luck with A.I. has eliminated that as an option. However, whether they stay in the herd or move on, every calf is halter broke.

DexterX Limousin Calf

Joyce Rigsby; the original Limousin lover of the family

passed away in 2008. The foundation of the herd was purchased from Ruby Coombes, also of Cremona. Joyce was attracted by the looks, the character and the premium offered by the Limousin breed. She thought it was the perfect breed for a “lady” breeder as the calves were born small, but grew quick and the cows were respectful of their care givers. Dawn and her daughters share the same opinion. Dawn says “It’s the perfect breed for a woman,” as husband Kent works away from home half the year, leaving the “all-girl” team in charge. Currently their herd is small in numbers, but high in quality. They love

A few years ago, Kent bought a Dexter cow as a pet project. It was quite interesting to me to see the outcome of crossing Dexter and Limousin together. Good udders, abundance of thickness and tons of hair are what stand out in the resulting progeny. Who knew? We wish Kent and Dawn the best of luck with the development of their herd. With a solid base of productive females and the hard work and dedication of all family members, this will not be the last Limousin success story about the Armstrongs.

Dawn In The Pasture DexterX Limousin Calves

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Here is the story of “Zoey” as told by Dawn Armstrong: Here’s an inspiring “never giving up hope” and “everything happens for a reason” story for you all. This is Zoey, first granddaughter of Luonette (the world’s greatest Limo). Her grandma was polled, her mom was polled and so was her dad, but somehow Zoey got horns; strike 1. At halter breaking time, she was last to tame down and would flip over backwards when tied up; strike 2. Off to the auction, I said one day while I laid under her on one of her fits. While that year we were going to sell her as a bred heifer, our farm experienced a huge loss when the A.I didn’t take, so we kept her to gain money back with a baby. This year she had Bobby Joe, a pretty little heifer. She wouldn’t let me close — head down and right over top of baby to get to me. Off to the auction with you, I said again. We had one heifer with low milk production and Zoey allowed poor Basil to snitch once in a while. Half a point, I said, because I missed bottle feeding her. Sadly we lost her great grandma, Luonette, this year, leaving behind the most prefect, precious, loving bull baby, Bubba. Bubba’s had a rough time but has been claimed by Zoey, who welcomed Bobby Joe and Basil at dinner time; 1 Point. Seeing Bubba’s depression lift when she balls back at him: another point. The fact that she will now let me scratch her again: another point. While she has now bought herself some time, hopefully I can find a way to get those horns gone. Great grandma would be so very proud of your turnaround, Zoey, and would be so thankful you helped her handsome boy out. They may not be the three biggest calves this fall, but they are all alive.

President’s Message Brian Lee, CLA president Fall has arrived and cattle producers are facing the question “what should I do with the calf crop? The easy choice is to sell all the calves, but is this the time to hold some of the heifers back for expansion or replacement? I can never remember a time when the topic of cattle prices was so easily discussed and people lined up to tell you their feel good stories. The decision to keep their replacement calves has never been as difficult because no one wants to wait and raise these calves just to turn around and purchase more calves to maintain their numbers. The one conversation you are not hearing is about expansion, but in fact there is expansion and that brings me to a topic I have come across in recent months. Expansion is not only limited to local markets. One of the interesting scenarios that I have recently run across is the amount of Asian countries who are touring parts of Canada. They are looking for our Limousin genetics to take back to their countries. In our part of the country there are people in place to bring these groups in contact with you not only for livestock,

keep them up to date. This point brings me to tell you of a CLA board decision we have made. In April of 2015 we will be launching a new registry system for whole herd call Digital Beef. This system should make it easier for registrations and documentation of all performance data. Some of you like myself, have had the chance to participate in an information session which highlights some of the features of this new system. These sessions also shared with you some of the many options as a herd management software that Digital Beef offers whether you are a basic or advanced learner. Now is the time to get started to make our EPD’s more accurate and not only more valuable to ourselves as breeders, but also to the people both near and far who are looking for our Limousin product. So if you have not contributed in the past, give this user friendly system a try so that others around the world can learn what we already know...When it comes to beef cattle the Limousin breed is second to none!

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but for all aspects of agriculture. Be aware of this unique opportunity and know what tools are available to you in your particular area and be proactive towards them. The reason that I found out about this resource was we were recently contacted about hosting one of these groups which we gladly accepted. We were thrilled to welcome a very interesting agricultural group from Vietnam. The very first question I was asked was about genomics and if the system we were using would provide them with the necessary information they needed to make informed decisions about livestock. They went on to tell me that this is the only information that their dairy industry uses. It led us to further discuss the accuracy of EPD’s and the ongoing need for more information in order to

Three time Agribition Carcass Champion! Bull power from Anderson, Richmond, & Bar 3R herds AI sires including several Wulf bulls, Polled Manhatten, & Lucky Me

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Prairie Pride Limousin Barry, Bev McCarty & Family 780-632-7433 Vegreville, AB

Raising Replacement Heifers Fall 2014

As the fall continues to roll on, many of us are thinking about keeping replacement heifers. This can be an excellent investment in the future of your operation. The trick to making this an excellent investment is to make sure that the heifers we raise will be around for many years to come. This means that getting heifers too fat can lead to problems in breeding and rebreeding as well milking ability and udder development. While letting heifers get too thin can lead to fertility problems and longevity issues. Management on the farm or ranch level is central to having a high success rates with heifers. Having a vision for what we are aiming for makes this process much easier. Going back to the cow herd will help us get to where we want to go. Figuring out an average weight that you are comfortable with is a good place to start. For the purposes of this article we will use 1400 pounds, and will need to assume we are working off a January/ February calving period. Next in the plan is to figure out the bench marks we will work off of. At breeding age, a general rule of thumb is 65% of mature weight and in good body condition. At calving age for heifers, a target weight of 80-85% mature weight and in good condition is a good benchmark. This means to have these heifers fit into our program we need them at 1100-1200 right after calving. Though the process of growing replacement heifers starts at conception; for this article we will start at the weaning mark and leave calf nutrition for a separate discussion. From this point we will sort off the ones we keep and the others that will head into other career paths. Assuming they are around 550 pounds at weaning in September, the heifers will have to add 360 pounds to get them to target weight of 910 pounds the end of March for breeding. This gives roughly 180 days to get the heifers there. Broken down this means that the heifers we are feeding need to gain 2 pounds a day through some of our most challenging weather. This is typically where it gets tricky. We need to make sure that we feed enough calories and protein to get the heifers to grow, but not so much as to get them fat. Often times feeding straight hay does not give us the calories required for optimal



growth. Environmental factors can also lead to increased maintenance energy required, so making sure that in long stretches of inclement weather or general exposure, we increase the calories delivered to them, so as to keep them on track. Quality of the feed will also determine how much nutrient we need to add. Silages can be a good source of nutrient but often times come up short on protein and can have moisture issues when fed as a complete diet. To ensure this is all balanced properly, feed samples ideally should be taken and balanced off of to help achieve the desired results. This can be an easy process and can generate great results. As for after the heifers are bred, moderate growth should be still be maintained. Recent research coming out of the states is suggesting that calf health and post natal performance is related to the cows’ plane of nutrition during pregnancy. When we think of fetus growth, cutting back on our cows and heifers nutrition status is not typically a good idea for top results. Through this process of growing the bred heifer the level of performance we are looking for is not high, remember that when they calve they will lose a good portion of their scale weight and we will need to keep these heifers moving forward to hit ideal mature weights. At this point they need to gain weight as well as nurse, resulting in heifers usually requiring supplemental nutrition. Again straight hay is not often enough to keep them moving and a short period of supplemental nutrition before pasture time can get these heifers looking and growing good as they head out to grass. Overall raising heifers can be very rewarding when we think of all the time invested in getting them to the cow herd. In the seed stock business this is the backbone to your breeding program. Raising heifers right will help to impress buyers and leave a lasting impression with them that will result in repeat business. Jason Hurst Beef Technical Sales Masterfeeds LP



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2014 FIELD DAY FERME J.P.E.R. located in Saint-Édouard-de-Napierville was the host of the 2014 Quebec Limousin Field Day. The farm is nested in the beautiful region of Monteregie also known as the “Gardens of Napierville” as the area is mostly known for vegetable production. The day included a tour of a neighboring Limousin herd; Ferme SDJ, owned by QLA President Serge Dethier and QLA secretary Diane Joly, a stop at the Limousin Bull Test Station, and the feedlot operated by Ferme J.P.E.R. Under a beautiful sunny sky, kids enjoyed the playground on site, while the adults were introduced to the team behind the operation and the history of Ferme J.P.E.R. Limousin was not only the main topic of conversation, but it was the highlight of the menu as well. The Quebec Limousin Association president, Serge Dethier, presented them with a small token of appreciation for hosting the day. The event wrapped up with door prizes and music. Newly appointed Canadian Limousin Association director, Richard Renaud, entertained the crowd with his guitar and songs. LIMOUSIN CATTLE IN MONTREAL For the third consecutive year, the Quebec Farmers Union (UPA) put Limousin cattle up front and center at their Open House. The event takes place in the city and is meant to involve the urban citizens to get better accustomed with the origin of their food. Cattle from Ferme SDJ and Ferme J.P.E.R. were on site September 7 to welcome the 35,000 visitors. The many questions ranged from where Limousin beef can be purchased, to environmentally friendly farming practices and animal welfare. Kids were invited to listen to a heifer’s heartbeat, accompanied by Dr. Josée Kessler, a local veterinarian.

JOURNÉE CHAMPÊTRE 2014 Samedi, le 9 août dernier, la FERME J.P.E.R. de SaintÉdouard-de-Napierville attendait les producteurs dans le cadre de la JOURNÉE CHAMPÊTRE LIMOUSIN 2014. La ferme est située dans la belle région de la Montérégie, connue également sous le nom des Jardins de Napierville en raison des nombreuses terres dédiées aux cultures maraîchères. Afin de faire profiter pleinement les participants de leur visite dans la région, la FERME J.P.E.R. avait organisé un rallye dont le tracé était le suivant : arrêt à la ferme SDJ POLLED LIMOUSIN, propriété du président et de la secrétaire de l’Association Limousin du Québec (Serge Dethier & Diane Joly), visite des pâturages et du site d’engraissement de la FERME J.P.E.R, visite du CEB de la Station Unique Limousin, visite de l’entreprise de la Ferme EDPA, propriété de la famille Durivage (où se situe le CEB) pour finalement revenir au point de départ, la ferme sur le rang des Sloan. Rien n’avait été oublié pour faire un succès de la journée; même Mère Nature était de la partie. Pendant que les enfants ont pu s’amuser sur le site de jeux gonflables, les producteurs échangeaient entre eux en attendant le repas. Les invités ont pu se régaler des produits de la ferme en savourant les délicieux hamburgers de viande Limousin et les hotdogs de saucisses italiennes. Suite au discours sur l’historique de la ferme par M. Éric Ratelle, le président, Serge Dethier, s’est fait un plaisir de leur remettre une plaque souvenir pour commémorer l’événement. La soirée s’est donc poursuivie par le tirage de prix de présence gracieusement offerts par les nombreux commanditaires, avec en accompagnement les chansons à la guitare de M. Richard Renaud, nouvel administrateur au sein de la Canadienne. Merci à tous, organisateurs et participants pour le succès de cette journée.



The performance evaluation station committee would like to thank all breeders who are committed to sending bull calves to the station this fall. While calf prices are breaking all records and it is very tempting to cash in, we have to remember the importance of evaluating our genetics. Purebred breeders are at the top of the production chain, and as suppliers of bulls to the commercial sector, more than ever high quality will be in demand.

Pour la troisième année consécutive, l’UPA a fait appel à des producteurs Limousin pour se joindre à la centaine de producteurs agricoles qui ont généreusement accepté d’accueillir les citadins sur les fermes pour leur expliquer la vie à la ferme et leur production dans le cadre des Portes Ouvertes de l’UPA. Les Ferme SDJ et J.P.E.R. étaient donc présentes sur le site du Parc Jean-Drapeau dimanche, le 7 septembre dernier afin de recevoir et de répondre aux visiteurs (plus de 35 000 visiteurs) aux nombreuses questions sur l’achat local, les pratiques agricoles respectueuses de l’environnement et le bien-être animal. Également, les enfants ont pu écouter le cœur des petites génisses, accompagnés par Mme Josée Kessler, vétérinaire, pendant que leurs parents s’informaient sur la production bovine au Québec.

The graduating bulls will be offered by auction on April 11, 2015. All monthly performance results are posted at: www. LIMOUSIN PRESENT AT QC SHOWS It’s been many years since Limousin cattle were shown in Quebec. The current breeders have not been able to dedicate the time and the energy it takes to do it well. However, Ferme J.P.E.R. remedied to the long term absence by displaying some heifers at the St-Hyacinthe Fair and at the upcoming Expo Boeuf in Victoriaville. We salute their forward thinking and effort in bringing Limousin back to the public eye.

STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN Le comité de la station tient à remercier les producteurs qui ont inscrit leurs taurillons pour la saison d’évaluation 2014-2015 au CEB de la Station Unique Limousin. Comme vous le savez, il est important et primordial de continuer l’amélioration de la génétique et les CEB représentent un outil d’évaluation des plus performants. Nous sommes conscients que le prix des

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veaux atteint des prix record et c’est pourquoi il faut continuer de produire des taureaux pur-sang de qualité supérieure qui engendreront des veaux vigoureux et performants recherchés par les propriétaires de parcs d’engraissement. À la fin du test, la vente à l’encan sera le 11 avril 2015 et les résultats des pesées seront disponibles sur le site internet suivant : www.agrireseau.

Diane Joly Secretary, Quebec Limousin Association Photos: 1 – Field Day 2 – Limousin heifer on display at St-Hyacinthe 3 – UPA Open House 4 – Marcel Groleau (UPA President), André Beaumont, (President Quebec Beef Breeds Council), Claude Lavallée (QLA Director and Serge Dethier (QLA President) 5 – Josée Kessler (veterinarian), Éric Ratelle (Ferme J.P.E.R.) and Rosie the heifer star in the TV segment 6 – Young visitor was fascinated by the heartbeat 7 – Our future in action (Daphé, Eric Ratelle’s daughter)


En tant qu’éleveurs, nous savons tous que la présentation d’animaux aux expositions demande beaucoup de temps et d’énergie et qu’il devient de plus en plus difficile d’y participer pour plusieurs d’entre nous. Il nous fait donc plaisir de vous informer que la FERME J.P.E.R., ces jeunes entrepreneursproducteurs ont accepté de relever ce nouveau défi en s’inscrivant à deux des nombreuses expositions agricoles du Québec, soit l’Exposition agricole de St-Hyacinthe et celle de Expo-Boeuf de Victoriaville. Bravo à la relève pour leur courage et leur entrepreneurship! Diane Joly Secrétaire Association des Éleveurs Limousin du Québec

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Photos 1 – Journée Champêtre 2 – Génisse Limousin à St-Hyacinthe 3 – Portes Ouvertes UPA 4 – Marcel Groleau (président de l’UPA), André Beaumont, président du Comité conjoint des races de boucherie du Québec), Claude Lavallée (administrateur ALQ) et Serge Dethier 5 – Josée Kessler (vétérinaire), Éric Ratelle et Rosie (la génisse) sous les feux de la TV 6 – Fillette attentive aux battements du coeur de Rosie 7 – Et la relève au travail (Daphé, fille d’Éric)








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Let’s Make The Future: An update from Livestock Gentec’s Annual Conference By Dawn Trautman, Technology Translator and Tom Lynch-Staunton, Director of Industry Relations; both with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB

The 5th annual Livestock Gentec industry conference, “The Genomics of Profitability”, held August 12-14, 2014, in Edmonton and Kinsella, AB, informed over 150 attendees on how to optimize efficiency and performance, and apply genomics to ensure global food security. Day 1 started with an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development session on efficiencies in grazing/pasture systems to optimize performance and profit. Vincent McConnell’s key message— “what you measure, you can manage”—tied in nicely with the other presenters who spoke about soil health, feed efficiency and using BIXS2.0 as a conduit of information and data and as an opportunity to improve information flow to benefit the beef industry. The afternoon presentations focused on updates of Gentec cattle and swine projects (both funded by Genome Canada); activities at Cattleland Feedyards to improve the disconnect in the value chain and ensure that quality beef is produced in the most humane and safe manner; using information from genetic abnormalities to make informed decisions; the potential of genetics to link all industry players; and the consumer’s evolving expectations of food and how A&W connects with its guests by delivering what is demanded. The second day was a combined “science in action” demonstration and official renaming ceremony for the Roy Berg Kinsella Research Station. The official dedication started with messages from UofA ALES Dean, Dr. Stan Blade, comments from former colleagues and others inspired by the dedication and perseverance of Dr. Berg over his career. The reminiscences of Mick Price were especially inspiring, including Roy’s statement “to make use of every animal and every acre at Kinsella for research”—a tenet that still holds true today. It was standing room only at this event to commemorate the legacy of the influential researcher and teacher. Returning Gentec conference speaker, Dr. Peter Fennessy from AbacusBio Ltd of New Zealand, who also conducted the Cost-Benefit Analysis of using genomic tools for Livestock Gentec, discussed the FACE of agriculture; that is, the interaction of Farmers, Animals, Consumers, and Environment in contributing to a profitable industry that produces healthy animals and is sustainable.

Participants attended either a field tour of the beef operations or a range tour of grasslands at Kinsella. Topics included an overview of the beef breeding strategies for the Kinsella Composite herd, testing of methane capture technologies, and forage and landscape management for productive beef systems. The final day started with introduction by Dr. David Chalack (Chair, Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency) where he reiterated the role of genomics in driving technology and genetic improvement and the importance of preserving Livestock Gentec as an Alberta Innovates Centre driving technology adoption in the sector. Gentec alumnus, Dr. Donald Nkrumah’s inspired us with a story of how his mother sold her clothing to pay for his entrance exam for post-secondary education in Ghana. He now works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, focusing his efforts on helping those who subsist on less than $1 a day to increase productivity of their animals using genomics tools. Other presentations followed on the capacity of Alberta to lead the world in genomics as applied to industry; the importance of sharing information in the value chain; the “ENOUGH” campaign, and how technology and innovation will help feed the projected 9 billion humans on the planet by 2050; the information value of genomics in driving utilization; how to address the communications gap in science and agriculture with consumers; and the application of research on the ranch. Gentec CEO, Graham Plastow closed the conference by inviting all attendees under-35 (half the group!) onto the stage for a photo opp. This really brought home the message that the future of the industry is in the hands of this group of leaders of tomorrow. He ended the conference by reminding delegates that “agriculture really is the most exciting place to be today” and that we all play a role in defining the future. The Canadian Limousin Association has been a strong supporter and collaborator of Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, and has been involved in various genomics research projects that will allow members to use the tools being developed for genetic gain in their herds for production traits and new traits like feed efficiency and carcass quality.

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Bridging the Gap between Science and Application in the Meat Industry

By Dawn Trautman, Technology Translator and Tom Lynch-Staunton, Director of Industry Relations; both with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB A younger generation of trained specialists in the beef industry is increasingly difficult to find – and it’s becoming a real concern as the average age of beef specialists in production, meat science, and academia begins to approach the retirement tipping point. At this point in time we can’t foresee a future where all our protein requirements can be grown in a petri dish – even if it is theoretically possible! The newly created Canadian Meat Education and Training Network (MEaTnet) for Assuring Meat Safety and Quality aims to produce 50 highly trained masters and doctoral graduates by 2020. The six main areas of instruction will include meat microbiology, meat processing, biochemistry, muscle-food economics, meat hygiene, and a four-month internship with industry. Dr. Heather Bruce, associate professor at the University of Alberta, is the original architect of the program as she recognized the growing gap between Dr. Heather Bruce associate academic research and professor of meat science industry application as and carcass at the Universitr it relates to improving of Alberta and diredctor of the meat industry. She MEaTnet joined by collaborators from Université Laval, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Guelph in the creation of MEaTnet, which is a NSERC Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative with $1.65 million in funding. Olds College is also a partner in the curriculum, where students will participate in practical training in meat handling, cutting, and animal slaughter. This program is the first of its kind in Canada and Bruce is expecting that the uniqueness of the program will offer the graduates opportunities in management in the meat industry.

“It takes 15-20 years for people to work their way up from the floor to middle management,” she says. “But the high turnover in this industry leaves few people at that level who have the full range of experience. We hope our graduates will help bridge that gap.” Bruce says that the initial momentum for the program came from discussions with the meat industry experts, who voiced concerns over young professionals having professional skills, but lacking industry experience. Indeed, in an industry with high turnover of employees, this program could fill the knowledge gap and provide students with opportunities beyond meat science, including quality management, floor supervision, product development, and policy advisory roles. Parallel to global increasing demand for animal protein is the demand for specialists in the meat industry who are capable of understanding the complexity that comes with ensuring safe and quality food is delivered to consumers. The Canadian MEaTnet initiative will ensure our livestock research and production is leading edge in enabling our industry to remain competitive in the global meat industry. As the program progresses, students will learn many aspects that affect meat quality and carcass value, including the genetic combinations that maximize the value of the end meat product. Canadian Limousin genetics will play an important role in Swine & Beef slaughtered and adding significant hanging at Olds College value to the carcass, especially in lean meat yield.

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The Saskatchwan Limousin Association invites you to the

2014 National Limousin Events

held at the Canadian Western Agribition inRegina, Saskatchewan Tuesday, November 25 @11 am: First Lady Classic & Futurity Thursday, November 27 @ 2:30 pm:

NatioNal limousiN show

Pick of the Barn Pizza party Friday, November 28 @12:00 Noon: Show Cattle of the Year Award Presentation SK Commercial Producer Presentation

NatioNal limousiN sale

Saturday, November 29 @ 4:00 pm: RBC Supreme Challenge All

events Are live on-line At

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‘Pick of the Barn’ - Thursday, November 27, 2014 Following the Limousin Show

Rules: • $10,000 Jackpot • No sale cattle allowed • Cattle to be nominated by the time of weigh in/ tattoos being checked on Sunday Nov. 23, 2014 • Male or Females of any age $200 to nominate an animal. Every additional animal an exhibitor wants to enter will be $50/head. With the initial $200 fee a membership is included. • Memberships: $100/ticket

Rhett Jones, president 306.629-7878 Lee Carpenter, vice-president 306.544-7890 Janet Hale, treasurer 306.944-4945 Eric Boon, secretary 306.280-8795

Payout/Draw: • Winning person has the option to take the animal or $5,000 cash - If the animal is chosen the owner of the animal receivers $10,000 - If the $5,000 cash is chosen, the winning ticket holder still has to pick one animal. That exhibitor keeps the animal and receives $5,000. • Door prizes

Saskatchwan Limousin Association Contact the Board of Directors for more information Directors: Carey Hirschfeld Eric Martens Chris Qually Bob Turner Jeff Yorga

306.937-7553 306.391-9019 306.322-4629 306.528-4510 306.531-5717

There is a block of rooms at the Executive Royal Hotel. Please contact them directly to reserve your room. Phone: 306-586-6755 Block code: LIMOUS. The rate is $135+taxes/night.

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Breeder Section Fouillard Limousin Kevin Rea 306/463-7950 The Rea Family Ken Rea 306/968-2923 Marengo, SK S0L 2K0

Box 127, Erskine, Alberta T0C 1G0 Ph: (403) 742-5211 Fax: (403) 742-6139 Cell: (403) 740-7621

Dale & Carole Barclay Box 21, Erskine, Alta. Canada T0C 1G0 (403) 742-4825 DALE

(403) 742-3882 RICK

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

41410 Glendon Dr., Glenco, ON N0L 1M0 Res. (519) 287-3219 Fax: (519) 287-5248

Haystack Acres Purebred Limousin Cattle John and Michelle McLean Res:519.738.0453

204-855-2214 204-729-1772 204-855-2633 204-724-0892 Darby & Kelly 204-855-2191 204-573-6529

3114 Walker Rd RR# 2 Harrow, Ontario N0R 1G0

Stan & Pat

Kyle & Erin

Raising Limousin for over 30 years RR#1, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 Fax: 204-855-2472 • Email: Website:

Specializing in Polled Fullbloods and Purebreds

Lionel & Sharon, Alicia, Riché, Melanie Patrick, Brody & Diane Fouillard

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Rob & Cheryl Swaan Erin & Eric Kishkan & Family Jeff & Amber Swaan & Family 4344 Hwy 97 S. Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6P4

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Visitors Welcome Ed & Doreen (306) 638-4422 Warren (306) 789-8863 Darcy (306) 638-4800 Email:

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Murray & Bev Stewart Box 1326 Tel: (403) 742-5226 Stettler, AB T0C 2L0 Fax: (403) 742-5242 Imperial Ranch Ltd. E-mail:


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Box 1352 Ph: (780) 623-2468 Lac La Biche, AB Fax: (780) 623-4169 T0A 2C0 Fullblood Black or Red Polled4 06/11/2007 1366 Windy&Gables:Layout

Kym and Carole Anthony - Owners Mike Geddes - General Manager Farm Office: 519 599 6776 Farm Fax: 519 599 1079 Mike Geddes cell: 519 375 6230 Mike Geddes - email: Darrell Saunders - email:

Mark Sugimoto & Family 2713 33 Ave. South Lethbridge, AB T1K 1J8 (403) 327 9327 (H) (403) 308 6171 (C)

Breeders of polled purebred and fullblood Limousin

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