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The Undefeated Champion

RPY Paynes Derby 46Z

2013 Masterfeeds Show Bull Of The Year High Selling Animal of 2013 Agribition Selling to Highland Stock Farms What a fall! Grand Champion and Supreme Champion, Lloydminster Stockade Roundup; National Grand Champion and Top Five Supreme Finalist, Edmonton Farm Fair; Grand Champion Bull and Top Ten Supreme Finalist, Regina Agribition (The only yearling bull to make the top 10) Thank you: Mary Vale Limousin for purchasing Australian Semen Rights Wulf Cattle for purchasing American Semen Rights Homozygous Polled-Kajo Responder X Ivy’s Polled Princess

LIMITED SEMEN PACKS AVAILABLE 10 Straws $1000 Thank you to these Fall Buyers: - Calder Jones - Hiway Limousin - Rock Creek Limousin - Eden Meadows Farms - Four Mac Farms - Bob Phibbs - Jenny Childs - Spring Water Colony - Triple J Limousin - North Plains - RCN Livestock - Taylor Richards - Carpenter Cattle Co.


JYF 236Z

Sire: Wulfs War Admiral C408W

JYF 250Z

Sire: AHCC Wood Mountain W796

JYF 616Z

JYF 636Z

Sire: Wulfs Warden N502W

Sire: Wulfs Warden N502W

Kelly and Norma Yorga (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 (F) 306-263-4473 norma_yorga@yahoo.ca

Box 14, Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0

jyorgafarms.com

Jeffrey Yorga (H) 306-531-5717 (W) 204-799-0347 (F) 306-522-2218 jeffyorga@yahoo.ca


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After all the buzz around the progeny of Wulfs Willard...

we would like to announce our new partners 2280 McCullough Rd Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 (905) 786-2304

727 458 21st Sideroad RR#1 Clarksburg, Ontario NOH 1JO (519) 599- 6776

26406 470th Avenue Morris, MN 56267 (320) 392-5802

Thank you to our buyers who made the Colours of Autumn Sale such a success! Arley Cattle Co. Brad Annett Brian Ayres Darling Farms Pinch Hill Limousin Fred Schapelhouman

Payne Livestock Joe Cooper Wulf Cattle Red Maple Farms Jim Young

Big Thank You to Red Maple Farms for purchasing the Sale’s top seller, the pick of the cow herd, for $10,100.00!

Purchased byWulf Cattle, Morris, MN

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Seasons Greetings from Windy Gables

Just a note to say, Thank You to our many Limousin friends and business partners at this special time of year...it's time to pause, reflect and enjoy the season. Thank you to our customers for selecting Windy Gables genetics throughout the year and particularly at the recent "Colours of Autumn" and "Royal Elite" sales. May your Christmas and New Year be filled with the Joy, Peace and Prosperity you deserve. Merry Christmas Bryce & Janice, Nathan & Steph

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Christmas Issue 2013  Vol. 9 No. 4

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SELLING RED & BLACK TWO YEAR OLD ANGUS BULLS Bulls sired by Locust Grove Networth, Cresecent Creek Emblazon 109X and Red Nordal Aviator 389X. These bulls are a combination of low birth weight, caving ease and performance with high maternal traits.

SELLING TWO YEAR OLD RED & BLACK POLLED LIMOUSIN BULLS Bulls sired by Wulf Unfathomable and Wulfs Tuxedo. These bulls are a combination of low birth weight, performance and heavy muscle. Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 Fax: 306-836-4440

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Manitoba Livestock Expo 2013

Grand Champion Limousin Female and Supreme Champion Female Over-All Breeds

Cam Poll Nadine with her heifer calf Cam Poll Annie Oakley We were also pleased to exhibit Heifer Calf Champion, Reserve Heifer Calf Champion, and Reserve Junior Female

Thank you to those who purchased Campbell females this fall Canadian Western Agribition: Symens Land and Cattle, Claresholm, AB Manitoba Advantage: Hi-Way Limousin, Bethune, SK Triple R Limousin, MacGregor, MB Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB JYF Limousin, Flintoff, SK Thank you to Kyle Wright for his private treaty purchase and all his help this fall. Thank you to Kaitlin and Cam Nykoliation for all their hard work this summer and fall preparing our show animals!

Wishing Everyone A Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year!

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Terry & Lynette Hepper Sara & Erin General Delivery, Zehner, SK S0G 5K0 306-781-4628 thepper@yourlink.ca

All of us at Eden Meadows Farm wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2014.

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Seasons Greetings and all the best in 2014 from Lake Road Limousin We would like to thank all our valued customers and friends over the last 25 years and look towards the future with this great Limousin breed.

LAKEROAD YONDER, sired by LEC/ BOHRS SIR WATSON, was the high selling 2 year old in the 2013 PCLB Bull Sale at VJV Auction, Dawson Creek, BC. Sold to Gerald MacDonald of Grande Prairie, AB (repeat buyer over the years).

GHR POLLED ANDY S: BODELL POLLED UTMOST D: HBL NEW WAVE This Fullblood heifer calf is a half sister to the Fullblood bull GHR POLLED ZANE who was a high selling bull in 2012 at the Pacesetter Sale. We are very excited to have been able to add her to our Fullblood herd.

LAKEROAD ZA WINNER S: POSTHAVEN URBAN COWBOY D: BODELL POLLED TESSA He is a double polled fullblood who was the high selling yearling at the 2013 PCLB Bull Sale in Dawson Creek, BC. Sold to Martin and Mary Rossman, Quensel, BC (repeat buyers).

This amazing female needs no introduction to the Limousin world. HBL 23T POLLED TERRIFIC is a Fullblood cow that was purchased private treaty from Golden Harvest Ranches. The guess work has already been done in this girl as, we saw what she can produce at the National Sale with her bull calf GHR POLLED AFTERSHOCK. We are excited for the arrival of her 2014 calf, sired by 1-WAY LNA 5Z is a homo polled Fullblood JUST GORGEOUS, in early January. purchased from Jaymarandy Limousin. He We would like to thank Golden is sired by CFSV POLLED EXCELL and his Harvest Ranches for the opportunity to dam goes back to DENISON POLLED PUB. add Fullblood genetics of this quality to our program.

Look for our consignments in the 25th Annual Peace Country Lake Road Limousin Jim & Donna Rowe Limousin Breeders Bull Sale on & Family Box 87, Worsley, AB T0H 3W0 April 3, 2014 jdrowe@xplornet.ca Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  10


KOYLE APACHE 8A

EXLR Total Impact X EF Tickle My Fancy 570T Homo Polled DNA Actual WW: 865 lbs. Show Weight Oct. 31st: 1105 lbs. Grand Champion Limousin Bull 2013 Royal Agicultural Winter Fair, Toronto High Selling Lot Overall at the Royal Elite All Breeds Sale to Anchor B Limousin, SK, Murphy Ranching, AB and Canadian Sires, AB.

Semen available early 2014.

Brian Ayres

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Thank you to Royal Elite Sale heifer buyers Family, Innisfil, ON and R&R Cattle Company, Casterville, ON Proud to be, once again, recipients of the Premier Breeder Limousin Award for the Royal!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We are again operating an Ontario BIO Bull Evaluation Test Please contact us for more information.

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Last CLA news and update of 2013! The Limousin breed was in the forefront of the show and sale news throughout the Fall. You, our breeders offered animals that topped all breed sales and achieved supreme wins, or placed in the very small elite groups of finalists. Kudos to you and be sure to know that your hard work is an inspiration for your fellow breeders and your CLA staff alike. Please make note the following messages from the CLA Board as a result of their meetings in Calgary in December; • The board will be presenting a by-law change at the next AGM concerning Proto testing. The proposed change will require that both parents of embryos calves, be tested for Proto in order for the resulting calves to be registered. Implementation date and other details will be shared ahead of time via our multi communication tools (newsletter, website, Voice etc…) • Another by-law change will be proposed regarding the utilisation of older, non DNA tested A.I. bulls that are siring embryos and/or Fullblood progeny. The current bylaws grandfather these sires for registration of natural purebred calves, but there is not guidelines regarding progeny requiring parentage verification. When an extra dose of semen is available for DNA extraction, the problem is quickly solved, but there have been cases where that was not an option. While the wording of the proposal was not ready at press time, stay tune for details in upcoming newsletters. It is important to remember to check with the CLA office BEFORE utilising older genetics and make sure that registration of progeny will be allowed. • Also planned for the 2014 Annual General Meeting (July 26 in Saskatoon), the CLA board would like to have an open dialog with the membership regarding the possibility of a gradual implementation of parentage verification of all future registered Limousin animals. If you are interested in sharing your opinion and listening to other members’ views, make sure to attend the AGM. • In addition to the 5 annual double spread page ads in the Cattlemen magazine, the CLA Board felt that there is merit in advertising in both Bull Buyers’ Guide issues. That publication is also produced by the same publishing house as the Cattlemen, but the 40,000 + copies in circulation in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia cover a large portion of the target bull market. At this time, we are planning on a single page publicity as the format is tabloid size. We are inviting all interested members who would like to take

Dernières nouvelles de l’Association Canadienne Limousin pour l’année 2013! La race Limousin a fait les manchettes des reportages d’expositions et des ventes multi-races de l’automne dernier. Nos éleveurs ont offerts des animaux Limousin dont les prix ont surpassés tous les autres races dans les encans. Ils ont aussi dominé plusieurs concours inter-race, ou ils se sont placés parmi le petit groupe d’élite de finalistes. De la part de tous vos collègues d’élevage, je vous félicite et je tiens à vous rappeler que votre travail ardu est une inspiration pour nous tous. Le conseil d’administration de l’Association Canadienne Limousin s’est réuni à Calgary les 7 et 8 décembre dernier. Voici les points saillants de leur discussions ; • Lors de la prochaine assemblée générale annuelle de l’association, le conseil vous proposera un changement de notre charte de règlements. Le changement concerne le testage pour le proto. On suggère que tous les parents d’embryons soient testés pour le default génétique protoporphyria avant que la progéniture soit éligible pour l’enregistrement. • Un autre changement des règlements concerne l’enregistrement d’embryons et/ou de Fullblood qui sont issues de vieux taureaux sans ADN en dossier. Présentement le règlement protège les taureaux nés avant 1997 pour l’enregistrement de progéniture qui ne requière pas la vérification des parents. Le problème se fait sentir lorsque la progéniture doit avoir un test de parenté, soient les embryons et les Fullblood. Lorsqu’il existe une dose de semence de surplus, l’ADN est extrait de la dose et le problème est éliminé, mais ce n’est pas toujours le cas. Il important de se rappeler de vérifier avec l’Association Canadienne avant l’utilisation de semence de vieux taureaux pour ainsi s’assurer que les veaux seront enregistrables. • Aussi lors de l’assemblée générale annuelle prévue pour le 26 juillet à Saskatoon, le conseil voudrait discuter avec les membres la possibilité de vérifier la parenté de tous les animaux Limousin qui seraient enregistrés dans le futur. Si vous avez une opinion sur le sujet, on vous encourage à participer à la discussion ou d’informer un directeur qui sera sur les lieux. • Le conseil d’administration a émis des fonds pour augmenter la publicité de la race Limousin au Québec pour l’année 2014. L’utilisation des fonds sera discutée entre le Conseil d’administration de l’association du Québec ainsi que Luc Forcier, directeur de l’Association Canadienne et Anne Brunet, directrice générale.

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part as a co-op participant of this new campaign, to contact Anne at the CLA office. The cost to have your farm name, contact information and bull sale date (or a line informing that you sell by private treaty), is $100 per issue. As the year is wrapping up, so comes the “year end” reminders from the CLA office; • Whole Herd Enrolment must be at the CLA office by January 15th, 2014. Early bird incentive applied to herds that enrolled by December 15, 2013 and have five females or more enrolled. • DNA Transition to SNP: For the last time, we remind you to check all your active animals that have DNA on file and make sure that they have been converted to SNP. The DNA conversion to SNP is free for animals that are reported to the CLA before the end of the year. You can check them on the animal search page of the CLA website. If there is a case number (combination of number and letters in the “SNP” box) that means, you animal has been transitioned. If the box is empty, then contact the CLA. • The CLA office will be closed from December 23rd until January 2nd. On behalf of the CLA Board and staff, I wish you a safe and Merry Christmas. I look forward to talking with you in the New Year.

Choses importantes à se rappeler à la fin de l’année; • Les troupeaux qui ont été enrôlés avant le 15 décembre et qui contiennent 5 femelles ou plus, auront droit à un crédit de $30. Toutefois la date finale est le 15 janvier 2014 • Pour la dernière fois, nous vous rappelons de vérifier sur le site internet tous vos taureaux en service naturel (pursang ou Fullblood) et toutes vos vaches fullblood dont l’ADN est en dossier et de vous assurer qu’ils ont été convertis par la méthode SNP. En regardant l’animal sur sa page internet (animal search), vous verrez un casier intitulé « SNP ». Si le casier contient une combinaison de chiffres et lettres, l’animal a été converti et tout est en ordre. Toutefois, si le casier est vide, il faut avertir le bureau de l’association. La transition est gratuite jusqu’à la fin de l’année. Les frais de transition d’ADN seront chargés après le 1er janvier, 2014. • Le bureau de l’Association Canadienne Limousin sera fermé du 23 décembre jusqu’au 2 janvier. Au nom du Conseil de l’Association et du personnel, je vous souhaite un très Joyeux Noël. Au plaisir de vous parler ou vous rencontrer à la nouvelle année. Anne Brunet-Burgess Directrice Générale

Anne Brunet-Burgess General Manager

CLA Directors

# 13 - 4101, 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 1-866-886-1605 or (403) 253-7309 Fax: (403) 253-1704

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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: bulls@richmondranch.com Tim Andrew Phone: (403) 779-2273 Email: tlandrew@netago.ca

Provincial Association Presidents

CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT Brian Lee Phone: (705) 340-5944 Cell: (905) 447-5173 Email: hmacsand@hotmail.com

VICE-PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Phone: (306) 781-4628 Email: thepper@yourlink.ca

TREASURER Bill Zwambag Phone: (519) 287-3219 Email: bzwambag@execulink.com

PAST-PRESIDENT Bill Campbell Phone: (204) 776-2322 Fax: (204) 776-2105 Email: blcampbell@xplornet.com

CLA Staff GENERAL MANAGER Anne Brunet-Burgess Email: aburgess@limousin.com

Kelly Yorga Phone: (306) 263-4432 Cell: (306) 642-7023 Email: norma_yorga@yahoo.ca Luc Forcier Phone: (450) 789-2166 Fax: (450) 789-0332 Email: lforcier9@sympatico.ca Eric Boon Phone: (306) 858-2130 Cell: (306) 280-8795 Email: eboon3@hotmail.com

MARITIMES Michael Byrne Phone: (902) 485-6731 QUEBEC Serge Dethier Phone: (450) 454-6456 MANITOBA Jay-Deen Smyth Phone: (204) 937-4384 Email: ne262527@gmail.com SASKATCHEWAN Kevin Rea Phone: (306) 463-7950 Email: r3bar@hotmail.com

REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise & Devra Leavitt Email: limousin@limousin.com Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  13

ALBERTA Carriann Johnson Phone: (780) 674-7063 Email: carriannjohnson@hotmail.com BRITISH COLUMBIA Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com ONTARIO Bryce Allen Phone: (705) 924-2583 Email: brycea@alleninsurance.ca


Genomics for Canadian Limousin Genomics has been in a lot of industry press and it is an area that will have a tremendous impact on beef cattle breeding whether we are ready for it or not. Basically genomics is the study of the genome or DNA of an animal and how it is passed down through generations. This DNA is the blueprint or the material that holds the design keys for any specific individual and it is what is passed on to offspring of that individual. In the case of cattle this DNA is contained in 60 chromosomes. Each time a calf is conceived the sire passes on 30 chromosomes and the dam contributes the same. During this process, we cannot be sure which chromosomes are passed on and to further complicate matters the DNA is mixed and matched during the process as well. In essence each sire and dam passes on parts of chromosomes that are resorted into a complete genetic unit. This process involves nearly 3 billion base pairs of DNA for each cow. So the real question is what DNA did an animal get and what does it pass on. The way we have selected cattle in the past has been through “like begets like”. In other words we look at a cow and decide we like her and hope she reproduces herself. Breed associations started adding precision to this process around 200 years ago by tracking pedigree. By knowing what family a cow comes from we can make a better rough estimate of the characteristics that cow may contain in her DNA. Limousin breeders started formally collecting weights and measures on cattle several years ago. By knowing the family tree and closely tracking differences, determining differences between the DNA content of animals became more precise. With the addition of analytical mathematics to logically examine the data and the pedigree of the animals, EPD provide an even more accurate insight into the DNA content of potential breeding stock. What has changed of late is the power and price of SNP (Snip) technology. SNP markers are like mile markers or flags distributed along the DNA of an animal. By examining performance data and seeing which flags are present when certain traits appear it becomes possible to then use the markers to predict what DNA is present in animals that do not have performance reported yet. For example, if we examine Limousin DNA and records and find out that cows that live more than 10 years have SNP 1A and those that are culled as 2 year olds have SNP 1B. We can then look at the DNA of a heifer calf and if we detect 1A is present we would have a higher probability that she will be in the herd a long time. This is a very simplified example, but it identifies some areas that are important for Limousin breeders to consider. The Limousin breed has moved towards SNP technology for parentage determination, but the technology as discussed is much more powerful than just determining parentage. SNP panels can also be used to more accurately identify traits in young seedstock. In order to take advantage of this power breeds first need to “train panels”. Training a panel is basically determining which SNP markers are associated with which traits and how strongly they are associated with the trait. If we are interested in a trait such as carcass quality, feed efficiency or longevity we require DNA samples from animals across the spectrum and also data on those animals for the traits we are interested in. In other words, data collection is more important than ever before because we can’t take advantage of DNA technology going forward without data to find out the relationships. Additionally, these relationships may vary across breeds, so each breed will need to take responsibility for obtaining objective data. If the relationship between an individual SNP marker and a trait is strong it can result in changes to an animal’s EPD and it can also dramatically increase the accuracy of the related EPD. Some work done to date has been able to use SNP technology to provide information to EPD on young cattle, equivalent to having 15 to 25 progeny already in production. This greatly reduces the risk associated with using young seedstock and lets us more accurately predict outcomes in commercial production. It also allows for more affordable evaluation of traits that are otherwise difficult and expensive to measure such as feed efficiency or fatty acid profiles of carcasses. By directly examining the animal’s DNA and increasing the accuracy of prediction it also allows us to find potential seedstock candidates that we may have overlooked based strictly on pedigree estimate or performance based EPD. Limousin in Canada is in a relatively strong position in regards to the development of the technology as there is a historically strong database of performance data, a total herd reporting program, a good DNA bank from parentage verification, and some breeders collecting novel datasets including traits such as feed efficiency. As well, through participation in the Genome Canada project several bulls have been sequenced and many more tested for between 50,000 and 770,000 various SNP markers. This provides a good base to look at training a Limousin panel. Additionally, the CLA is partnered with NALF for genetic evaluation and NALF has been actively engaged in developing the technology for inclusion of genomic values in their genetic evaluation (EPD). This methodology is a key component to provide feedback from genomics in the form of existing EPD that members are familiar with. There is a tremendous onus on Limousin breeders to actively collect as much complete data as they can on all progeny in their herds. As well, it is a worthwhile endeavour to ensure that DNA samples are collected and stored on the cowherd for future use. A variety of DNA is needed in developing panels and more importantly for determining the relationships between individual SNP markers and the traits we are interested in. Breeds without good datasets are at a real disadvantage in development and deployment of DNA technology as it continues to grow. Limousin can be at the forefront of the technology and can use it to benefit both members and their customers in making better selection decisions. By Sean McGrath

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Limousin exhibitors across the country were once again extremely competitive in all breed Supreme Championships in 2013. We congratulate each and every one of you for making us so proud.

CAM Poll Nadine with CAM Pol Annie Oakley came to the top at three Supremes in 2013: Oak Lake Fair, Oak River Fair and the Manitoba Beef Expo in Brandon. She is owned by Campbell Limousin of Minto, Manitoba.

CL You’re Simply the Best was Supreme Champion at Rich Valley Fair and Darwell Fair. She was also the 2013 Masterfeeds Show Female of the Year. She is owned by Lindsay Papenhuyzen (Cottage Lake Livestock), Stony Plain, Alberta.

It was another Supreme win for Pinnacle View Limousin at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition in Smithers, BC! CJSL Xcite 353X and Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A took Supreme Champion Female for the second year in a row. The same pair topped the all-breed Supreme at the Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, British Columbia. Pinnacle View Limousin of Quesnel, BC also exhibited the Supreme Female - Ivy’s You Belong With Me HTZ 28Y and Pinnacle’s Always & Forever 16A at Dawson Creek Exhibition.

RPY Payne’s Derby was likely the most talked about Limousin bull in 2013. After winning the Stockade Round-Up Supreme Show in Lloydminster, he was our Canadian National Champion and Masterfeeds Show Bull of the Year. At Agribition, he commended the highest price of all animals sold that week. Exhibited by Payne Livestock of Lloydminster, SK, now owned by Highland Stock Farms of Bragg Creek, Alberta.

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THE PERSEVERANCE OF THE PAST AND THE PROMISE OF THE FUTURE- SCOTT MACDONALD BY: PIPER WHELAN Scott MacDonald has the knowledge and experience of an earlier generation of cattle producers at his disposal, and uses that to his advantage as a young beef producer facing the challenges of today’s cattle industry. MacDonald is an equal partner with his grandparents, Elmer and Doris Herron, and together they run a commercial herd of about 100 head of females at Tara, Ontario. The combination of genetics that they use for their breeding program has produced replacement commercial females that MacDonald refers to simply as ‘black cows.’ “I guess you would call it an Angus-base female, some with Hereford in them, some with Simmental, some Limo,” he explained. “And then we use black Limo bulls as our sires.” This crossbreeding program was designed with quality beef in mind, and the family feeds calves out specifically for slaughter purposes. “We calve in the spring, and we wean in November and keep our own calves and feed them through until about the first of March, so they’re about 10-11 months old, and then we sell them at a local sales barn.” Currently, MacDonald works off the farm at a crop input supplier doing sales and as a professional field crop applicator, and always looks forward to coming home to work on his cattle.

The history of his family’s involvement in the beef industry, MacDonald explained, began with Elmer and Doris establishing their herd in the 1950s, originally a Hereford herd with calves on grass to be sold as two year olds. “They dispersed their cows in the 60s, and started feeding western calves in the feedlot through to fat. They did that until about the early 80s, when they sold the feedlot, and from then to 2000 they just ran western calves as yearlings on grass,” MacDonald stated. With the new millennium came a new opportunity for Elmer to buy black cattle and build his commercial herd throughout the decade.

In 2009, MacDonald, newly graduated from Ridgetown College at the University of Guelph, took a larger role in the running of his grandparents’ beef program. “At that point I started to buy into the herd and took a job at a local agri-business. So being close by, I was able to be around to help, and eventually I hope to have full ownership of the herd.” When asked what keeps him motivated, his answer is intertwined with the way of life his grandparents have known since their start in the beef industry. “I think from both mine and my grandparents’ perspectives, it’s certainly a way of life. We do enjoy what goes with it. I guess it’s one of those things that’s in the blood,” he explained. “I do enjoy it when I get to go home and do things with the cow herd.”

Both MacDonald’s grandparents and parents played a role in getting him started in the beef industry, and his first experience with Limousin-influence cattle took place as a 4-H member. “My parents feed yearlings on grass and in the wintertime, too. Once the cows came along at that point I was at the age to start 4-H, so we got started with that,” he recalled. “We were showing steers, and that was where we came to appreciate the Limos. (It) was certainly through the genetics that were involved in that aspect of it.” His experience with showing Limousin-influence steers provided some direction in his future beef operation plans with his grandparents. “Certainly the genetics that we were getting from our cross in the show ring was proving successful just in the show ring itself, but I think it helped my grandparents appreciate that what they were doing was in the right step, or in the right direction,” he said. “I guess the muscling certainly is the attraction to it in the breed itself. That is one thing we like to see.”

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When choosing genetics for his commercial herd, MacDonald has certain traits in mind that his herd sires must pass on to their progeny. “We’re looking for docility, it’s the most important for us,” he stated, also mentioning the necessity of muscling in their breeding program. On the topic of EPDs, MacDonald knows what he’s looking for in potential sires. “Birth weight would probably be most important. That is the first thing that we look at, and it’s probably the only EPD that we do look at … We like to keep it under 80 pounds.” MacDonald added that another factor he considers when choosing bulls is the combination of longevity and easy keeping. “Our bulls never see a barn. They run with the cows on grass all summer then winter in the bush on hay, and (are) ready to go back to work in late spring,” he stated. “The Top Meadow Farms program is providing us with bulls that can do this year after year.” These breeding plans are part of a larger goal of feed efficiency that MacDonald has his sights set on. “A goal of mine is the same as a lot of producers and that is to do more with the same number of acres, and I feel that by using the limo sires we are producing a very efficient cross when it comes to turning roughage into beef.”

Looking ahead to the future of their beef program, MacDonald explains that assuming full ownership of their program from his grandfather is a goal for both parties in question, one which they hope to accomplish in the next few years. MacDonald also plans on developing a fall calving herd in an effort to make the most of their siress and time. “We spring calve at this time, everything is calved April-May, but I would like to go with more cows. But it gets to be a lot in the spring and we can run into some pretty crappy weather here— it’s wet— so it would be a way of having more cows and spreading the workload out, and it would reduce having to have more bull power around, too.” When considering the future, MacDonald noted that the sustainability of the cattle industry is what he considers to be the biggest challenge currently facing beef producers in Canada.

“There’s no question, every year there’s less and less guys in our area that are feeding cattle just because of the way crop prices have been. Now (the crop prices) are just recently starting to back off a bit, so things are starting to look a little better, but that would be the biggest thing. It’s just that input costs have been more that what we’ve been getting out of the cattle.” MacDonald concluded his interview on a positive note about the future of the Limousin breed in the Canadian beef industry, with a hopeful outlook for the years to come. “We think it will play an important role in the industry, certainly because of its muscling ability and to produce lean meat for our conscious consumer diet.” His plans for the future of his commercial herd and his connections to the traditions and hard work that made this family beef program what it is today will serve MacDonald well in his future endeavours in the cattle industry.

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The Canadian Limousin Elite Herd Program aims at rewarding and recognizing herds that submit performance data and are supporters of the Whole Herd Enrolment.It identifies herds that do total reporting of information for their animals and truly contribute to the advancement of the Limousin breed. Elite Herd Awards are divided in 4 categories: •Platinum: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, Docility on every calf weaned, YW, SC, Ultra sound or carcass •Gold: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, YW •Silver: herds that submit BW, CE and WW •Bronze: herd on Whole Herd Enrolment Based on information submitted in 2013, this year’s Elite Herds are:

2013 Platinum Elite Herds

(LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 11583 7928 139043 139978 7200 16772 24174 26513 3723 4318 5615 7429 5689 7456 6865 23132 5328

BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG FERME J.P.E.R. FERME SDJ POLLED LIMO KOYLE FARMS POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN TOP MEADOW FARMS W GLEN CAMPBELL & SON L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN J. YORGA FARMS LTD B BAR CATTLE IVY LIVESTOCK R & R ACRES BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST

MCKAY SIDING SUMMER FIELD L’ILE-AUX-NOIX NAPIERVILLE IONA STATION ALMA LISTOWEL CLARKSBURG MINTO KENTON KENTON DARLINGFORD FLINTOFT LUCKY LAKE DUCHESS AIRDRIE FORT ST. JOHN

NS NB PQ PQ ON ON ON ON MB MB MB MB SK SK AB AB BC

139240 19557 16187

ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN

ROCKY VIEW QUESNEL 100 MILE HOUSE

AB BC BC

2013 Silver Elite Herds

(LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE)

6432 FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC ST-GABRIEL PQ 7052 FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC MANSONVILLE PQ 9473 FERME A.T.J.C.L.A. ST-HYACINTHE PQ 138381 YVES TREMBLAY ST-CHRYSOSTOME PQ 139958 FERME JEAN PELLETIER NOTRE DAME-DE-STANBR PQ 2773 CEDAR PATCH ACRES LISTOWEL ON 5580 RIVERBANK FARMS WOODSTOCK ON 16839 MAPLE KEY FARMS (EMBRO) INC EMBRO ON 21934 BEAR CREEK FARM MOORETOWN ON 24350 DENISON LIMOUSIN KINGSTON ON 27889 ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN ELORA ON 137337 WILD WAY FARM CARP ON 2013 Gold Elite Herds 138538 KAREN & BETHANY STOREY NAPANEE ON (LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 140007 DARLING FARMS CASTLETON ON 7383 HOCKRIDGE FARMS DAUPHIN MB 91447 BALAMORE FARM LIMITED GREAT VILLAGE NS 1079 E M TEDFORD & SONS ESTEVAN SK 13379 LUC FORCIER YAMASKA PQ 6661 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN MARENGO SK 3438 RUNNYMEDE FARMS MATAPEDIA PQ 8056 DALE TURNER SASKATOON SK 140563 DENIS GRAVEL VAL DES MONTS PQ 10103 SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN SWIFT CURRENT SK 8556 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN STITTSVILLE ON 13962 ANNE DYCK SWIFT CURRENT SK 18424 BEE ZEE ACRES GLENCOE ON 15023 HI-WAY LIMOUSIN BETHUNE SK 18678 HOLLEE LIMOUSIN JANETVILLE ON 25558 JL LIMOUSIN MACKLIN SK 28756 BENNVILLE FARM HAGERSVILLE ON 1848 CAROLE BARCLAY ERSKINE AB 28654 FERME J.L. & S. MAINVILLE FARM CURRAN ON 2413 COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM ERSKINE AB 28850 J-STAR LIVESTOCK BEACHBURG ON 3880 HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN ENTWISTLE AB 28896 NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN HANOVER ON 5493 TERRY BARCLAY ERSKINE AB 138764 NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN AILSA CRAIG ON 5594 HILLVIEW FARMS STURGEON COUNTY AB 136650 EMILY GIBSON RIPLEY ON 6156 RICKY BARCLAY ERSKINE AB 137792 RAIL LINE FARMS LUCKNOW ON 10177 D C FARMS BARRHEAD AB 138328 CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY HANOVER ON 11032 HUDSON LIMOUSIN HARDISTY AB 140196 HAYSTACK ACRES HARROW ON 15864 WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS LAC LA BICHE AB 28338 JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH ROBLIN MB 16948 PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM VEGREVILLE AB 15179 CHERWAY LIMOUSIN SANFORD MB 25241 GOLDEN HARVEST RANCHES CALGARY AB 8445 JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN ROBLIN MB 28135 TIM MATTHEWS OLDS AB 6467 TWIN OAK STABLES TREHERNE MB 133399 PLAINS LIMOUSIN WAINWRIGHT AB 3617 EDEN MEADOWS FARM ZEHNER SK 133412 KRISTINE PAUL-BARCLAY ERSKINE AB 12094 JAY & BEV BOHRSON HANLEY SK 140581 TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN BENTLEY AB 133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN CANDO SK 2013 Bronze Elite Herds 136560 CARPENTER CATTLE CO HANLEY SK (LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 137807 DANA CARPENTER HANLEY SK 4749 PAYNE LIVESTOCK LLOYDMINSTER SK 138790 BLACK RIVER LIMOUSIN SCOTSBURN NS 1087 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS BRAGG CREEK AB L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY NORTH TYRON PE 1452 ANDREW RANCHES TILLEY AB 13421 10820 ANDRE DAVIAU ST-VALERIEN PQ 4435 HIGH CATTLE COMPANY AIRDRIE AB 12135 RICHARD PLANTE ST-BARTHELEMY PQ 5941 RICHMOND RANCH LTD RUMSEY AB 13193 FERME BOUVILLON ST-HONORE PQ 10402 NORTH SLOPE FARMS CZAR AB 18299 NORMAN GARNEAU BOUCHETTE PQ 13535 EXCEL RANCHES WESTLOCK AB 18659 MCNEIL LIMOUSIN ST-MARC FIGURY PQ 17863 FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN THORSBY AB 19192 MARIO SIMARD STE-SOPHIE-DE-LEVRAR PQ 20270 VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES CARSTAIRS AB 24164 FERME GISY FERME-NEUVE PQ 25311 ADELE & SHAUN WALSH BON ACCORD AB FERME TI-NOEL COLOMBOURG, ABITIBI PQ 28960 RUNAWAY RANCH BENTLEY AB 25391 27263 FERME EDPA INC. DE NAPIERVILLE PQ 133408 DIAMOND C RANCH PONOKA AB 133978 JEAN-PIERRE CHARLEBOIS MONTEBELLO PQ 138272 HORIZON LIMOUSIN ROCKYVIEW AB 138675 PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC. ST-GERMAIN GRANTHAM PQ 138846 JACOB DE JAGER ROLLING HILLS AB

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3138 JOHN F. MCKEE & SONS LISTOWEL ON 4384 MERLIN J. REDMOND HARTINGTON ON 4847 SMART LIMOUSIN MEAFORD ON 5327 TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE THORNDALE ON 6028 GLEN IRVINE SMITHS FALLS ON 6102 RAYMOND & KATHLEEN SMART MEAFORD ON 6592 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS TARA ON 6847 ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS MOUNT ALBERT ON 8310 STONERIDGE MEADOW ORO STATION ON 8829 ALLEN DOUGLAS PETROLIA ON 9267 CORAD FARMS PAKENHAM ON 9720 BOOTHVILLE FARMS MARKDALE ON 11704 LESLIE & DEB FALCONER CLINTON ON 13747 G.SMART & T.ALEXANDER MEAFORD ON 14834 JR’S LIMOUSIN PLYMPTON-WYOMING ON 15218 W.R. BLACK STITTSVILLE ON 16151 TRIPLE A FARMS ARNPRIOR ON 16891 PINE HAVEN FARM CARP ON 17100 MARIAN HOLBEIN ARNPRIOR ON 20365 GIBSON FARMS RIPLEY ON 20368 Y2K LAND AND CATTLE CO CALEDON EAST ON 22098 LAKERIDGE LIMOUSIN ROSENEATH ON 23096 ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN INVERARY ON 24190 ALEXANDER DAVENPORT MELBOURNE ON 25367 CHAD HUNT PAKENHAM ON 25630 NEIL BROWN LITTLE BRITAIN ON 26211 LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN GODERICH ON 27292 CORY & GLENNA HUNT PAKENHAM ON 133337 RED WING CATTLE COMPANY ARNPRIOR ON 134745 LONELM FARM NEW HAMBURG ON 135779 JADE LIMOUSIN GUELPH ON 135862 CJC CATTLE COMPANY CARP ON 136050 PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN PONTYPOOL ON 136141 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE CO OMEMEE ON 136176 HAL BOOKER SHUNIAH ON 138198 HAWKEYE LAND & CATTLE NORWICH ON 138301 ARRANHILLS FARMS TARA ON 138312 RED MAPLE FARMS ORONO ON 138623 RAILWAYCREEK FARMS MADOC ON 138642 WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN WARKWORTH ON 138754 STOREYLAND CATTLE CO SELBY ON 138884 CASSIDY DENVER TWEED ON 138893 JOEDY AITCHISON THORNLOE ON 138895 A-J’S ACRES NEW LISKEARD ON 138924 ROANNA LIMOUSIN JANETVILLE ON 139052 SUNSET FARMS PICTON ON 139987 ANNAMARIE & ELISABET STUDER CLIFFORD ON 139603 BIT BY BIT FARM INVERARY ON 25558 CLARK CATTLE PORT HOPE ON 139654 JORGE & LUCY FRANCISCO ERAMOSA ON 140325 SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK OXFORD MILLS ON 140807 GRANT LIVESTOCK CO MARKDALE ON 2331 COCHRANE STOCK FARMS ALEXANDER MB 6657 HIDDEN VALLEY LIMOUSIN ALEXANDER MB 7390 PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN KENTON MB 12144 TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN MACGREGOR MB 20580 JAKO FARMS ELKHORN MB 21825 OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN MORDEN MB 24491 ELLEN MCPHERSON SANFORD MB 24928 JLB LIMOUSIN ASHERN MB 29019 WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN BOISSEVAIN MB 135117 MITCHELL FARMS VIRDEN MB 135305 LG LIMOUSIN VIRDEN MB 136441 ROARING RIVER LIMOUSIN SWAN RIVER MB 137929 FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN ST-LAZARE MB 138655 TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS TREHERNE MB 138917 ASHLEE MITCHELL VIRDEN MB 140299 SHANNILAND CATTLE CO MINITONAS MB 139680 SHANIA JACK PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE MB 1896 WILLIAM KARWANDY PENNANT SK

2763 WEDRICK STOCK FARMS GULL LAKE SK 3526 GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN LLOYDMINSTER SK 4009 NORDAL LIMOUSIN SIMPSON SK 5497 SCOTT & JACKIE PAYNE LLOYDMINSTER SK 5792 EDWARDS LIMOUSIN CRAIK SK 7343 HEWSON LIMOUSIN LASHBURN SK 7990 ROB & CINDY GARNER SIMPSON SK 8057 LEACH FARMS WADENA SK 8530 DAVID HAGEL CABRI SK 10343 KRIS & BRENDA SPRINGER LESLIE SK 13561 KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN SASKATOON SK 17152 RAYMOND GUTEK HENDON SK 18741 ALVIN QUALLY ROSE VALLEY SK 19197 JEFFREY GUTEK HENDON SK 20339 MATTHEW GUTEK HENDON SK 22603 CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN DUCK LAKE SK 23229 MERV & DIANE SPRINGER LESLIE SK 23329 GERRY VILLENEAU KELLIHER SK 26623 JONES CATTLE CO MORSE SK 133940 LAIRD EDWARDS CRAIK SK 134678 4B RANCHING LTD LLOYDMINSTER SK 136548 ROCKY BAR LIMOUSIN ESTERHAZY SK 139032 ERIC MARTENS STRASBOURG SK 139423 NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN BETHUNE SK 139212 CALLIN COUNTRY LIMOUSINS YORKTON SK 139692 CRIPPLE CREEK RANCHES MELFORT SK 140619 JL LIMOUSIN MACKLIN SK 140672 RCN LIVESTOCK PARADISE HILL SK 1083 STEWART FARMING LTD STETTLER AB 1756 NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC BAWLF AB 5102 SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS LETHBRIDGE AB 5370 MARK SUGIMOTO LETHBRIDGE AB 7061 BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN DRAYTON VALLEY AB 7716 ALTABARR FARMS VERMILION AB 8192 LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN WORSLEY AB 8571 COTTAGE LAKE LIVESTOCK STONY PLAIN AB 8577 LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN YELLOW HEAD COUNTY AB 9640 EMPIRE LIMOUSIN BLUFFTON AB 10896 SHOOTING STAR LIMOUSIN BLUFFTON AB 12174 BERCOL LIMOUSIN LEGAL AB 13116 LAZY S LIMOUSIN RIMBEY AB 13868 JAMES & WANDA LABIUK KITSCOTY AB 16455 SCOT BARR VERMILION AB 18460 MARK & DORIS PAYNE L LlOYDMINSTER AB 21522 MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH TURNER VALLEY AB 23029 LOST POINT LIMOUSIN GIBBONS AB 25285 ALEXIS BARR VERMILION AB 26619 BRITTANY PAPENHUYZEN STONY PLAIN AB 26620 JOEY & MARCI LABIUK KITSCOTY AB 27193 JANELLE LABIUK KITSCOTY AB 27413 VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM CALAHOO AB 28793 KATRINA PAPENHUYZEN STONY PLAIN AB 133371 BRIAN MURPHY CAROLINE AB 133596 MURPHY RANCH ALTARIO AB 133832 CRESTHILL CATTLE CO PROVOST AB 137114 IVY RANCH DUCHESS AB 140250 ROCKIN 2D LAND & CATTLE LLOYDMINSTER AB 139564 VYKKI JOHNS RIMBEY AB 140446 NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN AIRDRIE AB 139608 KEVLON LAND & CATTLE TABER AB 139502 MATTHEW CASSIDY OLDS AB 4697 LAURKEL LIMOUSIN PRINCE GEORGE BC 8518 DRY CREEK RANCH CECIL LAKE BC 8539 LISA ANN REAY TELKWA BC 8543 DARVIN KERR TELKWA BC 26375 ZAMORA RANCH ROCK CREEK BC 29207 LINDA SUE KERR TELKWA BC

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Now that the 2013 show season has passed, we can reflect on the success of the breed throughout the nation. Three Supreme Championships, the high sellers over all breeds at the Royal and Agribition sales; but foremost... the best composite group of Limousin seed stock ever, representing the breed at fall competitions. Credit goes and is well deserved by all who campaigned their program throughout the country, because that sector of promotion entails dedication, preparation and a lot of expense. Checking out of my room, after a week of Agribition, darn near required a doctor on call. But now that the tack boxes full of half cans of sprays, oils and the occasional heel are frozen up and safely stored, we can look forward to the festive season with family and friends. Granted, during this period of the year and as the days get shorter, we all need a bit of catch up time... time to get a little well deserved rest and get rid of the annual “Agribition crud.” This time of year also requires catch-up on your paperwork, tax situation and Whole Herd Enrollment. The key to any successful breeding program is an accurate and current paper trail...and since each and every breeder pays their share of association programs related to technology, one must participate and contribute to get the “bang for your buck.” This leads to the simple question...are you using the technology provided for you...namely EPD’s. Surveying advertising in the past year, less than twenty percent of the advertisers use them, which tells me that the other eighty percent do not feel they are a marketing or herd improvement benefit. Well old-timer, get used to it, because they are going be a major selection criteria in the entire seed stock industry. Granted, the numbers issued each spring and fall need to show a degree of accuracy, but genomic technology will supply us tools to identify and improve traits from performance through reproduction and stayability. The benefit of adding genomics into the present genetic evaluation (EPD’s)will be increasing the accuracy of young animals not yet in production or those with only a few progeny. This can give producers increased confidence in selecting young replacement sires or females. To benefit by this new technology, we must understand and use technology already available to us, free of charge, with the only cost ...an open mind. Most importantly, breeders must understand that this new wave of technology is not just dedicated to the Limousin breed...it was proven through the far-advanced dairy industry and now every beef breed is in this race to get the highest accurate data in the industry. This evolution in DNA technology has feedlots and packers excited and involved in an effort to reduce risk in this highly volatile industry... therefore breeders cannot afford to wait! The fall stocker run has been good, very good and the future holds better things to come...we will see the highest priced commercial cattle in history as North America restocks a depleted supply of inventory. The long dark nights in December and January will be a great time to investigate your numbers, how they are applied, where your herd needs improvement and become more familiar to the genomics that await us in the years ahead...it might well be the difference between survival and reward. From all of our staff at the Limousin Voice and Today’s Publishing, best wishes for the festive season and looking forward to a great “Limo Year” in 2014!

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My name is Cameron Olson. I live just outside of Calgary, Alberta, on a half section of land. My family and I have raised purebred Limousin cattle for the last six years. Currently, I am twenty years old and attending my third year at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. I am majoring in Animal Science, as well as pursuing a Meat Science Certificate and I have plans to begin a career in the beef industry after I have graduated. My involvement in the Limousin breed started in 2005, when I purchased my first purebred heifer from the Pacesetter sale at FarmFair International. She was big, and I was little, and she pushed me all over every show ring she entered, but I loved her for it. I haven’t looked back since then, and I have never regretted my decision to enter into such a fantastic breed with such awesome people. As a whole, Limousin is posed to rocket to new heights in the next decade. Cattle numbers are down across North America, due to international markets and environmental issues. Some estimates claim that the North American herd is down to near mid 1960’s levels, and demand for lean, tasty, inexpensive beef is only going up. Limousin fills that niche in the consumer’s needs, by providing beef that is naturally leaner, yet tasty and tender, and more economical on feed and in the slaughterhouse when compared to many other breeds. By attending Texas A&M University, I am developing the skills Limousin needs to help push it forward in the beef cattle marketplace.

Attending TAMU as an international student is not easy. I am far from home and the family, people, and cattle that I love. It is expensive, and here in Texas, really hot sometimes. However, the skills that I developed while at home with my cattle have allowed me to attend TAMU and study in its prestigious College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in one of the premier Animal Science Departments and Meat Science sections in the world. Without having developed my leadership and organization skills, it’s doubtful that I could have made it all the way down here. My terms as AJLA and CJLA president and secretary boosted my confidence and provided invaluable lessons in time management, planning, meeting organization, delegation of duties, and the importance of being responsible. The network of friends I have developed has also proven totally invaluable. Even here, I am meeting people who know friends that I have at home. Without these networks, the new connections wouldn’t be made. That is a really cool part of the entire thing. The people I know and the things I can do I owe almost entirely to the Limousin breed. Limousin have and will continue to be central to my life for the foreseeable future. I believe that they are one of the breeds that are and will become successful on the global market, given the right amount of guidance and hard work. They have added so much to my education and to my career plans already that it only seems fair to try and add some back to the organization.

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Hopefully, through my education at TAMU, I can gain more of the skills necessary to help with the advancement of the breed.

Thank you for your consideration. Cameron Olson


My name is Dillon Hunter. I have grown up on my farm just outside Kenton, MB, helping my family raise purebred Limousin cattle; including helping calve out cows, processing cattle in the spring and fall, and helping get bulls ready for our annual bull sale in the spring. Along with helping my family raise quality purebred Limousin cattle, I have been working on increasing my own herd of Limousin cattle throughout these years. I have been part of the Manitoba Junior Limousin Assoc. for ten years. Throughout these years I have been the secretary and have helped in making fundraising ideas and planning of the National Junior show. I have attended our provincial junior show every year, as well as

showing in the provincial shows. I have been part of the Canadian Junior Limousin Assoc. for twelve years. I have attended multiple National Junior conferences all of over Canada through the years and have seen junior members bring some tremendous cattle to these shows, as well making some great friends over the years. I came on to the CJLA Board of Director four years ago, two of these years I held the president position.

At the time I had a small herd of fifteen purebred Angus, and upon moving decided it would be best to send my stocker calves to go with the Limousin calves of Justin’s to market. What was the difference? My calves were all black, he had many black calves the same size. But I wanted my Angus to run through the ring separate because I really thought they were a nice set and felt confident in them selling as their own group. Now leading up to the sale there

Dillon Hunter

Outside Limousin shows my family and I have attended numerous one-day cattle shows throughout the summer, displaying quality cattle from our farm and the Limousin breed. We have shown cattle at the Manitoba Livestock Expo in were slight differences between my calves and the Limousin calves.

The Limousin breed has opened up a new world to myself. Growing up in Eastern Ontario on a commercial cow calf farm I had become exposed to many types of breeds. My first real exposure to Limousin was when I met Justin Burgess and his family that breed purebred Limousin stock.

Brandon and Agribition in Regina. Over the past six years my brother and I have attended the all-breed Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up show in Neepawa. I have learned many things in my years of being a Junior Member and raising Limousin cattle, which has given me confidence in everything I do. I have also made many great friends over my years of being in the beef industry.

Moving calves the first ones to try and jump the walls and be prone to kicking were my Angus. Which is slightly embarrassing given the fact they had very similar upbringings and had plenty of time to adjust to the farm they all resided on. Being a little barn blind to my stockers versus the Limousin stockers those differences seemed non-existent to myself. It wasn’t until the sale that the proof of Limousin superiority showed itself. My best Angus stocker got ten cents less than the average Limousin stocker from the Burgess family. Though baffling to myself at the time looking back on it now and knowing the biophysical differences between the two breeds it’s not nearly so shocking. The price is great but the ease of production of the Limousin versus the other breeds I have worked with really is what sets the Limousin so far ahead. Maternal cows means less confusion with first time heifers. Vigorous calves that don’t miss a

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beat. And the gain to feed intake ratio is so great and translates to being better overall. Two years after that sale my entire Angus herd has liquidated because I choose to operate a more efficient animal with a better temperament that ultimately pays out better. Ease of operation overall is what in my mind sets the breed so far ahead. There are enough challenges to farming so by choosing the highest quality breed that are the easiest keepers only makes sense to furthering our operation. The transition to purebred Limousin has not been the smoothest to my commercial cow calf mindset. Purebreds are a great avenue but the larger picture about sending quality genetics outwards into the entire beef chain is something I have seen work well since being introduced to the breed. My home farm has brought in Limousin bulls against Charolais. The performance of the Limousin on our broad spectrum of commercial cows is prodigious in the sale ring and on the rail. So much so Limousin are the only genetics we bring in now.


As well two years later I have been exposed to the Limousin purebred industry across Canada and cannot ignore the overwhelming sense of community that is so welcoming and driving towards the same goal. Representing the Limousin breed in modern times and getting the word out about all the things we as a breed can do for the modern day market. I cannot help but feel, every time I’m on the halter, very proud of the

My passion for the Limousin breed began 6 years ago when I worked for Hi Way Limousin at Agribition. It was the experience that got the ball rolling. I worked for Hi Way’s the following year which is when my involvement in the breed started. I bought my first Limousin heifer at the Solid Gold Sale. I purchased her from Hi Way’s for $2800. The rush I got after buying her gave me the sense that I found my home in the Limousin breed. Our cattle operation mainly consists of commercial cattle. We have always ran Limousin bulls and the odd Angus bull. We are extremely pleased with the results we get from our Limousin herd bulls. The Limousin breed has superb growth and marbling. When producers sell cattle, they are paid by the pound. When we sell our calves, whether its heifers or steers, our Limousin influenced calves are normally heavier than our Angus influenced calves. I believe that the Limousin breed does a great job on converting their feed into performance; and therefore, being in the Limousin breed has opened many doors for me.

breed, the breed members, and the accomplishments in and out of the ring by everyone. The Canadian Limousin Industry has had an irreversible effect on my farming practices, family’s practices, and my overall mindset in production. The people within the industry reflect the breed, they are second to none. I am very pleased to be part of such a tight-knit community for a very advanced breed.

Representing Limousin to the fullest is what drives myself to maintaining excellent practices on and off the farm. I will continue to operate with Limousin genetics and grow as the breed does with the help of the CLA, the community, and all my new friends. Melissa McKinnon

Last year was my first time ever taking cattle to Agribition. An experience I will never forget. I have always showed cattle in 4-H, but never at a purebred show, or a show as big and iconic as Agribition. During these shows, I have met many great people in the Limousin breed. I think that any producer in the cattle industry would be pleased to see a junior member get involved in any breed. It shows interest and promise in that breed. This past summer I took a purebred Limousin pair to the Summer Synergy in Olds, my first show out of province. I am very glad I went to this show because I was able to get my name out there to other people. I am proud of the purebred Limousin cattle that I have raised and can hardly wait to show them at Agribition this fall. I always look forward to Agribition, not only to show cattle, but to see and catch up with the other breeders. I am extremely happy with the junior program that the Limousin breed has ongoing. The juniors are the future of the breed. I believe that the breed has a bright future. I would not want to be involved in any other breed!

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Mark Lustig


Hi, my name is Ryley Bielecki, I’m 19 years old and currently in my second year of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. I grew up on a mixed cattle and grain Farm North of Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan where we ran approximately 100 head of commercial Simmental Angus cross influenced females. A couple of years ago we were influenced to try a different breed on some commercial cows. The breed would be Limousin. We purchased a few heifer calves to use in our 4-H club the following year and loved them so much we decided to buy our own herd. My brother Curtis, sister Nicole and myself got the chance to sort through some select cows at Greenwood Limousin of Lloydminster. Being told that they were pioneers of the breed we knew we had come to the right place to look for cattle. We bought a package of 20 bred cows and have not looked back since. Together my siblings and I formed RCN Livestock. As calving and then summer passed we realized we needed to do something with the bull calves.

Hi I’m Tessa Nybo. Lifelong learning is important in all industries, especially so in the evolving agriculture sector. Agricultural practices are improving rapidly and farm managers must be educated to meet new industry demands. Consumers are demanding higher quality products at a lower price tag and therefore farmers must improve their farming practices in order to appease consumers without significantly increasing their input costs. Getting a solid foundation of education at a university or college is the first step to a path of lifelong agricultural learning. Learning the principles of operating and marketing a business is essential to maintaining and improving your farming operation.

This was a real eye opener for us and goes to show exactly how much the Limousin breed has helped shape who I am. Marketing your bulls at first was a huge concern for me as you have to talk to a lot of new and different people, explaining to them why they should consider purchasing one of your bulls. Not anymore! Being around many of the different cattle shows and meeting so many unique people in this great breed is one of the reasons we enjoy doing it so much. You learn so much from other people who have been in the industry for many years. For example, I’ve learned a lot about marketing, EPD’s, bloodlines and breeding, just to name a few. I believe the Limousin breed also holds an impact on younger generations to come. Youth look up to others in the industry as huge role models who influence the way they talk, clip cattle, market cattle or even show cattle. This is huge and very promising as I feel there are many great upcoming of people brought up within the breed and I’m just fortunate enough to know I’m a part of it. Farming is much more advanced than it was years ago, however many farm managers have not changed their practices to reflect the evolving industry. Targeting new markets through websites, social media, and other modern sources is a marketing strategy that many farmers neglect to implement when selling their livestock or crops. Using more efficient and modern production methods is also often not readily accepted by farm managers who do not receive proper training to use these new technologies. Therefore, it is important that farmers become aware of new industry practices and how they can improve what they are already doing on their farm in order to improve their efficiency and their bottom line.

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I have many people who I feel are good, solid role models on me within this breed that will help me influence some of the life choices I make in the cattle sector. I don’t know many people in other breeds who can say they are lucky enough to have the leadership, commitment and dedication like we do in ours. With that being said allow me to thank you for taking the time to read my essay and consider me as a candidate for your scholarship. Ryley Bielecki

Farm managers lead a hectic life and often find it impossible to leave the farm for any period of time especially when they manage both a crop and livestock operation and are busy year round. However, it is important that periodic learning be incorporated into farmer’s schedules. Attending day long programs that combine numerous sessions of your choice is a practical and beneficial way to learn and improve your skills and knowledge in a short period of time. These types of programs are generally organized by farmers for farmers so the sessions are targeted at real industry issues and advancements.Sessions could include topics relating to environmental sustainability, low stress livestock management; new crop technologies such as GPS, and using new management practice such as


no-tillage, etc. Farm managers can also assist aspiring farmers by mentoring them through programs such as Green Certificate and Cattlemen’s Young Leaders which can be done while continuing to complete farm work. These programs allow experienced farmers to share their vast skills and knowledge in a hands-on situation with the next generation of farmers. For new farm managers gaining a post-secondary education in agriculture is the building blocks for lifelong learning. For all farm managers finding ways to schedule a day of sessions where farmers can learn and network with other farmers is

essential to building on the skills they already possess while also gaining new knowledge. Mentoring and providing training to young farmers is the final step in both improving the skills of experienced and future farmers. Maintaining a desire to learn how to improve your farm management methods is key to making agriculture a sustainable and profitable venture for years to come.

Tessa Nybo

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2013 Masterfeeds Limousin Show Cattle of the Year The 2013 awards were presented at the Canadian Western Agribition on November 15, by Walt Taylor, Dealer Business Manager for Masterfeeds. This year, forty five Limousin breeders invested in promoting the breed and their program on the show road. Ten Limousin shows in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta had 30 head or more and qualified for points. It is also worth noting that Limousin animals won Supreme Championships seven times in 2013. Congratulations to all participants, and a huge THANK YOU to our partner Masterfeeds!

2013 Top Masterfeeds Limousin Show Bull of The Year:

1st: RPY Paynes Derby 46Z exhibited by Payne Livestock, SK 2nd: Hollee’s Avalanche exhibited by Hollee Limousin, ON 3rd: TMF Zodiak 342Z exhibited by Hollee Limousin, ON 4th: XJG SWL George 1Z exhibited by Lisle Limousin, ON 5th: Anchor B “The Boss” exhibited by Anchor B Limousin, SK 6th (tied): Greenwood PLD Yandsome exhibited by Greenwood Limousin, SK 6th (tied): RPY Paynes Aladdin 59A by Payne Livestock, AB 7th: Cottage Lake All In exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock, AB 8th (tied): RPY Paynes Bud 27Z by Payne Livestock, SK 8th (tied): RPY Paynes Apache 1A exhibited by Payne Livestock, SK 9th: RLF 874 A exhibited by Rail Line Farms, ON 10th (tied): TMF Yosemite Sam 100Y exhibitd by Haystack Acres, ON 10th (tied): Koyle Apache 8A exhibited Koyle Farms, ON

2013 Top Masterfeeds Limousin Show Female of The Year:

1st: CL You’re Simply The Best exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock, AB 2nd: CJSL Xcite 0353X exhibitd by Pinnacle View Limousin, BC 3rd: EXE Luvly 3A exhibited by Enright Farms, ON 4th: Hollee Airlie Hardtomiss exhibited by Jim Gollinger and Scott Oster, ON 5th: TMF Miss 317Z exhibited by Melissa MacIntyre, ON 6th: Cam Poll Nadine exhibited by Campbell Limousin, MB 7th: RPY Paynes About Time 12A exhibited by Payne Livestock, SK 8th (tied): New Life Zazzy exhibited by New Life Limousin, ON 8th (tied): B Bar Urban Girl 67Z exhibited by B Bar Cattle, SK 9th: Greenwood Young & Restless exhibited by Greenwood Limousin, SK 10th: Greenwood PLD Zoom Bloom exhibited by Greenwood Limousin, SK

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Show Dam of The Year: Anchor B Urban Girl

Show sire of The Year: EXLR Total impact 054T

2013 Top Masterfeeds Show Sire of The Year:

1st: EXLR Total Impact 054T, Canadian semen rights owned by Greenwood Limousin, SK 2nd: AHCC Westwind W544, Canadian semen rights owned by Highland Stock Farms, AB 3rd: Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge, Canadian semen rights owned by Murphy Ranch and Greenwood Limousin, SK 4th: Wulfs Xtractor X233X, Canadian semen rights owned by Payne Livestock, SK 5th: Mags Xylopolist, Canadian semen rights owned by Enright Farms, ON

2013 Top Masterfeeds Limousin Show Dam of The Year:

1st: Anchor B Urban Girl owned by B Bar Cattle, SK 2nd: Ivy’s Polled Princess 1P owned by Payne Livestock and Ivy Livestock, SK 3rd: LAL Marilyn Monroe 42W owned by Cottage Lake Livestock, AB 4th: Mags Nedda 141N owned by Linhart Limousin, IA 5th: Greenwood PLD Talkindirty owned by Greenwood Limousin, SK

Show Female of The Year: CL You’ re Simply The Best

Show Bull of The Year: RPY Paynes Derby 46Z Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  27


Excelling in the Real World Brittany Papenhuyzen, Cottage Lake Livestock For Brittany Papenhuyzen, the road to raising Limousin was inspired by family tradition, but the journey was not without adversity. Papenhuyzen, 24, grew up on her parents’ farm, Cottage Lake Livestock at Stony Plain, Alberta. “My family had started out with a commercial herd and out of there decided that Limousin was the breed that they wanted to raise,” she explained. “So I was born into the cattle industry and I’ve been in it ever since.” Papenhuyzen had her sights set on a different path, studying premedicine, when her father was diagnosed with cancer and passed away in 2007. This tragic event shifted her attention to their Limousin operation, going on to receive her diploma in Business from Olds College. In addition to raising cattle with her mom Laura and sisters Katrina and Lindsey, Papenhuyzen is currently completing her agronomy certificate and works in marketing and sales.

By Piper Whelan

Papenhuyzen’s choice to continue raising Limousin cattle was based on a number of factors, but was ultimately due to her family’s connection to the breed and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere among Limousin producers. “It’s kind of like a second family, the breeders and the atmosphere,” she said. Giving consideration

to the breeds’ traits and the ambition of Limousin breeders, Papenhuyzen sees an important place for Limousin in the Canadian cattle industry. “I think that we’re a very innovative and progressive breed,” she stated. “You hear constantly how we’ve got so many people in this world to feed and not enough to do that with, and I think we need to just keep moving ahead and being progressive, which I definitely think we are, and we’re going to play a huge role with our breed in the future of agriculture.” Currently, Papenhuyzen is focused on the genetic quality of her herd and on innovation to meet the needs of the beef industry. “Our program is small, but I think we really focus on the quality aspect of it. We’re always looking for new genetics,” she

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said. She has found success in new tactics for their program, such as selling their first semen packages and buying females from the United States, and plans on flushing and selling embryos from one of their established cow families. “We’re always trying to be innovative and be on top of the market and what’s happening in today’s beef industry.” As the Cottage Lake brand extends to the family’s promotional business, Papenhuyzen is no stranger to the ever-evolving nature of marketing, using those strategies to her advantage when promoting and selling her cattle, the majority of which is done by private treaty. As well, she has found that the standards they maintain have kept customers coming back. “People trust our program— they purchased animals from us in the past and it’s worked, and if it’s not something that we’d use in our own program, we don’t expect other people to use it in theirs,” she explained.

“the way that things have changed, from my parents running the farm to having a lifechanging experience and then myself running the farm. I know I can do it, it hasn’t been easy but I work at it and I think that’s where agriculture and the beef industry need to go,” she said. “I think I have a lot of successes in the cattle industry and showing industry, for being as young as I am, and I think that’s definitely something I can stand behind and I think a lot of other people can accomplish as well.” In the next few years, Papenhuyzen plans on building up her herd, with a special focus on quality genetics and a trusted program. “I’d like to slowly progress in my numbers, making sure that my customers have confidence in my program and always will,” she explained. Papenhuyzen’s passion for raising cattle pushes her to excel in both the pasture and the show ring. “I love it. If it was work to me or a job or something like that, I wouldn’t be as motivated, but it’s something that I had and then lost and then I knew I couldn’t live without, and that’s definitely why I am in the beef industry today.”

Papenhuyzen’s experience shows that young cattle producers can succeed in the beef industry, even when faced with adversity. She finds energy in her passion for raising cattle and in her hopes for youth, and her sisters in particular, in the cattle business. “I think being able to prove that it is possible, even at a young age, is one of the main reasons I do it,” she stated. Papenhuyzen explained that her motivation came from Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  29


Farmfair International National Limousin Show Edmonton, AB November 7, 2013 Judge: Casey Fanta, Woodstock, ON

FEMALES HEIFER CALF Class 1 (6 shown) 1. Golden Harvest Ranches, Sherwood Park, AB with GHR Polled Abstract by Wulfs Rambler 2. Golden Harvest Ranches, Sherwood Park, AB with GHR Polled Ante Up by RPY Paynes Marathon Class 2 (5 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Arbour Mist by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Arora SRD 44A by Wulfs Yellow Jacket K687Y CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Arbour Mist by EXLR Total Impact 054T RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Arora SRD 44A by Wulfs Yellow Jacket K687Y

Class 5 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Pinnacle’s Ain’t I Sexy 1A by Anchor B Yukon 30Y CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Addiction by Wulfs Revolver

CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom by Wulfs Revolver

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W

YEARLING HEIFER Class 1 (5 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom by Wulfs Revolver 2. Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with Anchor B Zahara by Anchor B Great West

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Class 1 (4 shown) 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34Y 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster,SK with Greenwood PLD Young & Rest by TMF Westwood 505W with bull calf Greenwood Alabama Slammer by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

Class 2 (5 shown) 1. Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z by Class 3 (5 shown) Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W 1. Golden Harvest Ranches, Sherwood 2. Plains Limousin, Wainwright, AB Park, AB with GHR Polled Ablaze by with PLNS Polled Zantanna 21Z by L7 Lucky Me RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. DC Farms and Wagner Livestock, Barrhead, AB with DC Alley Kat 65A by DC Xpedition 94X Class 4 (5 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Addiction by Wulfs Revolver 2. DC Farms, Barrhead, AB with DC Affinity 19A by DC Xpedition 94X Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  30

CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34Y


RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster,SK with Greenwood PLD Young & Rest by TMF Westwood 505W with bull calf Greenwood Alabama Slammer by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge MATURE COW/CALF PAIR 1. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with CJSL Xcite 0353X by DHVO Deuce 132R with heifer calf Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A by AHCC Westwood W544

CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with CJSL Xcite 0353X by DHVO Deuce 132R with heifer calf Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A by AHCC Westwood W544 BULLS BULL CALF Class 1 (5 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Alladin 59A by COLE Sudden Impact 50S 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Alladin 59A by COLE Sudden Impact 50S

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Zeppelin by Greenwood Pld Xtra Charge

Class 3 (4 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apollo 27A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Achilles SRD 12A by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X

TWO YEAR OLD BULL Class 1 (3 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Yandsome by EXLR Total Impact 2. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Anchor B Yukon 30Y by Wulfs Trailblazer 2329T

Class 4 (5 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apache 1A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Pinnacle’s After Dark 6A by RLF Yardley 601Y CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apache 1A by Exir Total Impact 054T RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apollo 27A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X YEARLING BULL Class 1 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Payes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

Class 2 (4 shown) 1. Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Ace SRD 39A by Richmond Xceller SRD 137X 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake All In by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB with Richmond Ace SRD 39A by Richmond Xceller SRD 137X

CHAMPION YEARLING AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Paynes Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R

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CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Yandsome by EXLR Total Impact RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD BULL Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Anchor B Yukon 30Y by Wulfs Trailblazer 2329T BREEDER’S HERD Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB PEN OF THREE HEIFER CALVES Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PEN OF THREE BULL CALVES Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK


FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Stoneyview Farm, Lockwood, SK with Stoneyview Arla by Nordal Select 2. Stoneyview Farm, Lockwood, SK with Stoneyview Anza by Anders Sniper Split 2 1. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 38A by WULFS Tibon T750T 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake ALone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T

JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Payne Livestock. Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Angelica 41A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE J-Star Livestock, Beachburg, ON with J-Star Party Rockin’ 102Z by EXLR Total Impact 054T

RESERVE JUNIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 38A by WULFS Tibon T750T

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 67Z by DVCL Mr Unbelievable U03

SENIOR CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by WULFS Xtractor X233X

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR

Split 3 1. Payne Livestock. Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Angelica 41A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with Anchor B Ariel 23A by Anchor B “The Boss”

RESERVE SENIOR HEIFER CALF CHAMPION Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

Split 4 1. Payne Livstock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Andie 36A by WULFS Xtractor X233X 2. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Pinnacle’s Aint I Sexy 1A by Anchor B Yukon 30Y

Split 1 1. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 67Z by DVCL Mr Unbelievable U03

Split 5 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by WULFS Xtractor X233X 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

YEARLING HEIFER

Split 1 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with her bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. North Plains Limousin, Bethune, SK with EDW Your Sensational by WULFS Urban Cowboy with her heifer calf North Plains Your Sensational by RUNL Cade MATURE COW/CALF PAIR

Split 2 1. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with CJSL XCITE 0353X by DHVO Duece 132R with her heifer Split 2 calf Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A by 1. Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with AHCC Westwind W544 Anchor B Zahara by Anchor B 2. Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with Great West Cam Poll Nadine by TMF Kodiak 2. Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with 210K with her heifer calf Cam Poll Cam Poll Zophie by IVY’s Xterminator Annie Oakley by R & R Beefmaker 14T TRH 14X SENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND Split 3 CHAMPION FEMALE 1. J-Star Livestock, Beachburg, ON with Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC J-Star Party Rockin’ 102Z by EXLR with CJSL XCITE 0353X by DHVO Total Impact 054T Duece 132R with her heifer calf 2. Eden Meadows Farm, Zehner, SK with Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A by AHCC RPY Paynes Carolina 13Z by CFLX Westwind W544 Wild Card Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  32


RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with her bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

RESERVE SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apollo 27A by WULFS Xtractor X233X

BULLS

1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Symens Land and Cattle Co., with RPY Paynes Bud 27Z by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

BULL CALF Split 1 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Aladdin 59A by Cole Sudden impact 50S 2. Stoneyview Farm, Lockwood, SK with Stoneyview Alabama by Nordal Select Split 2 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake All In by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U 2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Dorada 39A by WULFS Tibon T750T Split 3 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apollo 27A by WULFS Xtractor X233X 2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Chivas Regal 22A by DVCL Mr Unbelievable U03 Split 4 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apache 1A by EXLR Total Impact 1A 2. Eden Meadows Farm, Zehner, SK with EMF Another Day by RPYLA Witness 90W JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake All In by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U RESERVE JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Aladdin 59A by Cole Sudden impact 50S SENIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apache 1A by EXLR Total Impact 1A

YEARLING BULL

SENIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with CJSL XCITE 0353X by DHVO Duece 132R with her heifer calf Pinnacle’s All Excited 38A by AHCC Westwind W544

JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Symens Land and Cattle Co., with RPY Paynes Bud 27Z by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with Anchor B “The Boss” by WULFS Tibon T750T 2. Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Anchor B Yukon 30Y by WULFS Trailblazer 2329T SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with Anchor B “The Boss” by WULFS Tibon T750T RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC with Anchor B Yukon 30Y by WULFS Trailblazer 2329T

SENIOR CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by WULFS Xtractor X233X

JUNIOR CHAMPION AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R

BREEDER’S HERD Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK GET OF SIRE Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PREMIER BREEDER Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK

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SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Anchor B Limousin, Hanley, SK with Anchor B “The Boss” by WULFS Tibon T750T


FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Angelica 41A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Arbour Mist by EXLR Impact 054T Split 2 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes About Time 12A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Addiction by Wulfs Revolver

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake All In by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with her bull calf Greenwood Alabama Slammer by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

YEARLING BULL 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Angelica 41A by EXLR Total Impact 054T CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by Kajo Responder 120R

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Arbour Mist by EXLR Impact 054T YEARLING HEIFER 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zoned In by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge 2. Eden Meadow Farm, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Carolina 13Z by CFLX Wild Card CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zoned In by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Eden Meadow Farm, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Carolina 13Z by CFLX Wild Card TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with her bull calf Greenwood Alabama Slammer by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Waren 26W with her bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with her bull calf Cottage Lake Amarillo by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

BULLS

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Yandsome by EXLR Total Impact 054T

BULL CALF Split 1 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Aladdin 59A by Cole Sudden Impact 50S Split 2 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake All In by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U Split 3 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apollo 27A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Apache 1A by EXLR Total Impact 054T CHAMPION BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Aladdin 59A by Cole Sudden Impact 50S

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CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Yandsome by EXLR Total Impact 054T GET OF SIRE RCN Livestock, Paradise Hill, SK BREEDER’S HERD Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK


Ontario Junior Limousin News Flash What an amazing 2013 Show Season!! This year ended with a bang with the Ontario Junior Limousin Show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Judge: Ben Wright, Durham, ON 29 Kids Participated Showmanship:

Champion Pee Wee: Paige Grant

Reserve Champion Pee Wee: Margaret Darling

Champion Junior: Ashley McConnell

Reserve Champion Junior: Colton Rodgers

Champion Intermediate: Melissa McIntyre

Champion Senior: Brad McIntyre

Reserve Champion Intermediate: Carolyn Darling

By: Carolyn Darling Conformation:

Champion Limousin Heifer Calf: RLF 833A Sire: AHCC Westwind 544W Shown By: Tyler Murray

Reserve Champion Limousin Calf: After Hours Arizona 42A Sire: Wulfs Urban Cowboy Shown By: Tyson Weppler

Champion Senior Yearling: TMF 317Z Sire: AHCC Westwind 544W Shown By: Melissa McIntyre

Reserve Champion Senior: Brandon Hollingsworth Grand Champion Showman: Brad McIntyre Reserve Grand Champion Showman: Melissa McIntyre

Reserve Champion Senior Yearling: Pinnacles Zina Sire: AHCC Westwind 544W Shown By: Braeden Weppler

We would like to thank our ring men Eric Boon and Nathan Allen, as well as our show helpers Mary Ann Zwambag, Holli Lee, Wayne and Nancy Lawrence for organizing. If it wasn’t for all of our volunteers then our show wouldn’t have been as successful as it was. For our 2013 Fundraiser we were selling tickets on an Aluminum Showbox, Aluminum Chute, and a Dewalt Radio. We would like to thank everyone for supporting this fundraiser. Our Winners are: 1st Prize Aluminum Chute: Morgan Colling, Ripley, ON; 2nd Prize Aluminum Showbox: Brad Arnold; 3rd Prize Dewalt Radio: Callum Grant, Meaford, ON Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  35


FEMALES HEIFER CALF Group 1 1. Emily Gibson, Ripley, ON with EGL 2A Alison by RPY Paynes Chopper 27X 2. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Amazing Grace 16A by Hollee’s Yucatan Group 2 1. Matt Rabbie, Picton, ON with SFC Aphrodite by Anchor B ‘The Shmooze’ 2. Rob and Erin Weppler, Tara, ON with After Hours UC Abby by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U Group 3 1. Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with RLF 833A by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Adele 7A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Amazing Grace 16A by Hollee’s Yucatan SENIOR CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with EXE Luvly 3A by MAGS Xylopolist RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with RLF 833A by AHCC Westwind W544 JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER 1. New Life Limousin, Hanover, ON with New Life Zazzy by MAGS Xylopolist 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zara 44Z by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER New Life Limousin, Hanover, ON with New Life Zazzy by MAGS Xylopolist

SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Group 1 1. Brandon Hollingsworth, Orono, ON with Wulfs Zuffy 2431Z by Wulfs Uppermost 6196U 2. William Pilgrim, Renfrew, ON with Koyle Tickle ZZ 26Z by AHCC Westwind W544

Group 2 1. Bailey McConnell, Kincardine, ON with Koyle Tickle Zena 20Z by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Brent Black, Goderich, ON with Loyal Line Zazoo by RUNL Wing Nut 427W

Group 4 1. Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with EXE Luvly 3A by MAGS Xylopolist 2. Shaun Grant, Markdale, ON with TMF Clover 6A by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Emily Gibson, Ripley, ON with EGL 2A Alison by RPY Paynes Chopper 27X

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zara 44Z by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U

Group 3 1. Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with TMF Miss 317Z by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Brent Black, Goderich, ON with Loyal Line Zayd by RUNL Trinity 390T CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with TMF Miss 317Z by AHCC Westwind W544 RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Bailey McConnell, Kincardine, ON with Koyle Tickle Zena 20Z by AHCC Westwind W544 TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Jonathan Bell, Owen Sound, ON with Ivy’s Your Love 33Y by AHCC Worth While W595 with her heifer calf Absolutely Lovely by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Yvette 45 by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U with her bull calf Bee Zee Polled Absinthe 29A by RPY Paynes Pipeline 15P MATURE COW/ CALF PAIR 1. Lisle Limousin and Ostervale Farms, Lisle, ON with Hollee Airlie HardToMiss by Carrousels Pure Power with her heifer calf Angel Eyes 5A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Pinch Hill, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Xuberance 13X by CLLL New Direction 394P with her heifer calf Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A by KAJO Responder 120R CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Lisle Limousin and Ostervale Farms, Lisle, ON with Hollee Airlie HardToMiss by Carrousels Pure Power with her heifer calf Angel Eyes 5A by Wulfs Xtractor X233X

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RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Pinch Hill, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Xuberance 13X by CLLL New Direction 394P with her heifer calf Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A by KAJO Responder 120R

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION BULL Lisle Limousin and Ostervale Farms, Lisle, ON with XJG SWL George 1Z by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Haystack Acres, Harrow, ON with TMF Yosemite Sam 100Y by TMF Tankard 206T 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Yosemite Sam 3Y by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U

BULLS BULL CALF Group 1 1. Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with RLF 874A by TMF Westwood 505W 2. Matt Rabbie, Picton, ON with SFC Adonis by CJS Windfall 9072W Group 2 1. Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Apache 8A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Avalanche 7A by CJSL Windfall 9072W

JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z by AHCC Westwood W544

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Paul and Christine MacIntyre, Lucknow, ON with TMF Miss 317Z by AHCC Westwind W544

SENIOR CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Enright Farms, Renfrew, ON with EXE Luvly 3A by MAGS Xylopolist

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Yosemite Sam 3Y by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U TWO BULLS BRED AND OWNED Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON BREEDER’S HERD Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Avalanche 7A by CJSL Windfall 9072W

Group 2 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z by AHCC Westwood W544 2. Lisle Limousin and Ostervale Farms, Lisle, ON with XJG SWL George 1Z by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Haystack Acres, Harrow, ON with TMF Yosemite Sam 100Y by TMF Tankard 206T

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Apache 8A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

YEARLING BULL Group 1 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zeus 41Z by TMF Westwood 505W 2. Haystack Acres, Harrow, ON with Haystack’s Zane by Gardiners Winston

JUNIOR GET OF SIRE Koyle Farms, Iona station, ON GET OF SIRE Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON

PROGENY OF DAM Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON

PREMIER EXHIBITOR Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON PREMIER BREEDER Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON LORIMER MASSEY MEMORIAL TROPHY Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Apache 8A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

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JUNIOR CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z by AHCC Westwood W544


Saskatchewan Limousin Association-Eric Boon Canadian Western Agribition Wrap Up

• This year the Agribition show was dedicated to Leone Karwandy-Hagel. A presentation was made to David, Bill and the rest of the family on behalf of the CLA and SLA. A full write can be viewed in this Voice Issue! • The Karwandy family generously donated the remaining semen inventory and tank to the SLA. A silent auction was held during the week of Agribition. We appreciate those that participated and made purchases. • SLA presented the Commercial Producer of the Year Award to Kozroski Ranch of Gull Lake, SK. A full write up on the Kozroski Ranch can be viewed in the February Bull Issue in 2014! • Judges Ryley and Jill Mader of Carstairs, AB sorted thru the 35 Female entries and 22 Bulls. Full results can be viewed at http://www. agribition.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Limousin-Show.pdf • Bohrson Marketing Services managed the Solid Gold Limousin Sale. A sought after line up of live and frozen genetics created lots of excitment. Live cattle averaged an impressive $7,323. Full Sale results can be viewed at http://www.agribition.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/LIMOUSIN-2013.pdf • Congrats to Anchor B Limousin (Jay, Bev, Riley, Sienna & Avery Bohrson) on receiving the Herdsman award. • Last but not least this show could not be done without our sponsors and volunteers who help make the show and sale go smoothly. 2013 Commercial Producer of the Year

Presentation to the Karwandy Family

Herdsman Award presented to Anchor B Limousin

Volunteers: Carmen Curtis our CWA Barn Boss that helps make everything run smoothly! Ivan & Collette Carpenter, Lynette Hepper, Rhett Jones, Warren Fuchs, Rob Garner, Terry Beddard, Karen Anderson, Anne Burgess. Banner Sponsors: Bohrson Marketing Services, Tony Roma’s-Saskatoon, Masterfeeds, Greenwood Limousin, Jones Cattle Co., B Bar Cattle, Edwards Limousin, Eden Meadow Farms, Mike & Shannon Geddes, Karwandy Limouisn, Ken Doc Limousin, Hi-Way Limousin, Cochrane Stock Farms, J Yorga Farms, Red Coat Cattle Station, Bar 3R Limousin, Circle T Limousin, Prairie Gold Sale Group, Payne Livestock Pizza Party Sponsors: Carpenter Cattle Company, Emtech Genetics, Hale Stock Farms 2014 CJLA Conference: July 24-26 2014 at Prairieland Park in Saskatoon, SK

• The CJLA donation heifer from B Bar Cattle gathered up $12,440 at the end of the Solid Gold Sale. This money will be put towards the 2014 CJLA Conference to take place at Saskatoon, SK. • One more round of tickets will be sold and then the draw for the heifer will happen on December 31st at the New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume II in Saskatoon, SK at the Travelodge.

If anyone missed out on tickets at the Solid Gold Sale be sure to contact of CJLA show committee committee members: Lee Carpenter: 306-544-7890 Dana Carpenter: 306-544-7885 Jay Bohrson: 306-544-7500 Bev Bohrson: 306-270-1141 Jeff Yorga: 306-531-5717 Eric Boon: 306-280-8795

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Presented by Kelly Yorga Leone was a farm girl plain and simple. Her love of nature and animals was a perfect fit. The routine of morning chores taught her a discipline that would serve her well later in life. She learnt early in life that the animals need to be fed and the school bus still arrives early. She never really left the farm, following the family tradition of showing cattle, attending sales, meetings and always volunteering to help at any level. People at Limousin functions always looked forward to Karwandy’s attending and looked for the smiles and support that they offered, especially Leone. Leone and her husband David ran a purebred limousin herd of around 80 head. This herd of select Purebred and Full Blood animals was started by Leone’s family back in the early 70’s. Some of these animals were imported from France and stayed in their herd for many years. Leone’s love and care of animals was evident by her first heifer “Shanny” who lived for 22 years and produced 23 calves. Leone was active on all levels showing cattle at numerous shows and sales. They participated for many years in an annual bull sale with Andersons and Bohrsons. She was a long time member of the

Saskatchewan Limousin Association and served on many committees. The standing joke was that she and Terry seemed to get re-cycled every few years. Nothing was too much for her and when something needed to be done, you could always depend on Leone. Leone served as a director on the CLA Board and was a founding committee member of the Canadian Junior Limousin Conference in Lloydminster. Her most recent duties were Secretary Treasurer of the SLA and a board member. Most recently, David and Leone ran a small butcher shop in their yard. They did some custom butchering for neighbours and family and in Leones’ words, “this is where the Limo’s really shine.” They could tell you which animal belonged to the carcass breed. Leone has many friends in the livestock business and will be truly missed. The 2013 Agribition Show has been dedicated to her and she is the recipient of the 2013 CLA Award of Distinction. Thank you Leone from all of us.

Photo: Kelly Yorga, CLA Director; TJ Karwandy, Connor Hamelin, Ashley Karwandy, William Karwandy, David Hagel, Terry (Karwandy) Bedard, Liam Karwandy and Anne Brunet-Burgess, CLA General Manager Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  39


LIMOUSIN BULL TEST STATIONS We would like to thank all breeders who have entered bull calves to the Limousin test station. We had great demand this year and consequently we had to turn some down. Sixty bulls are on test and scheduled to be sold on April 12, 2014 at the St-Hyacinthe Auctions. Remember, our bull sale is also on-line via www.liveauctions.tv.

STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN Un gros merci à tous les producteurs qui ont inscrit leurs taurillons à la Station Unique Limousin. Les demandes de préinscription ont été nombreuses et nous avons malheureusement dû refuser quelques inscriptions. Il y aura donc une soixantaine de taureaux qui seront évalués cette année. À la fin du test, la vente par encan se tiendra le samedi, 12 avril 2014 aux Encans de la Ferme à St-Hyacinthe et sera également diffusée en direct sur www.liveauctions.tv. Monthly weights and evaluation can be found at www.agrireseau.qc.ca/bovinsdeboucherie/CEB. The same site posts results from the St-Martin Bull Test Station where Limousin bulls are also on performance evaluation. These will be sold on February 22, 2014. The sale takes place at the Bull Test Station site. WWW.LIMOUSINQUEBEC.COM The Quebec Association website offers free classified ads for breeders wishing to list cattle for sale. Simply forward your ad description and photos to the Diane Joly, the secretary at: dianejoly19@hotmail.com WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR The Quebec Limousin Association Board of Directors would like to wish all Limousin enthusiasts and their families, Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year full of healthy bouncing little calves!

N’oubliez pas de suivre les résultats des pesées périodiques à l’adresse internet suivante : www.agrireseau.qc.ca/ bovinsdeboucherie/CEB. À cette même adresse, il vous sera également possible de retrouver les résultats des taurillons Limousin évalués à la Station génétique de la Beauce (StMartin). Les taureaux éprouvés seront vendus à l’encan sur le site de la station le samedi, 22 février 2014. SITE INTERNET WWW.LIMOUSINQUEBEC.COM Pour les producteurs qui ont des animaux à vendre ou qui voudraient en acheter, nous vous invitons à placer vos petites annonces sur le site de l’Association Limousin du Québec. Vous n’avez qu’à envoyer la description des animaux ainsi que des photos à la secrétaire (dianejoly19@hotmail.com) et il nous fera plaisir de les publier, gratuitement. ARRIVÉE DE LA NOUVELLE ANNÉE Le bureau de direction de l’Association Limousin du Québec souhaite à tous ses membres ainsi qu’à leur famille un Joyeux Temps des Fêtes, rempli de bonheur, réussite et prospérité pour cette nouvelle année 2014, et finalement plusieurs beaux petits veaux.

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Rapport de la Journée génétique bovine du 2 octobre 2013 Préparé par Diane Allard M. Sc., agronome

La journée génétique bovine du 2 octobre 2013 avait pour but de mettre en pratique les notions de génétique et de sélection de sujets pour la reproduction, et d’échanger avec les futurs agronomes, les intervenants de la région et des producteurs de bovins de boucherie du territoire mais également de Chaudière-Appalaches sur les sujets qui touchent le quotidien des producteurs et des entreprises bovines. Lors des cours théoriques du 25 septembre à l’Université Laval, les notions d’ÉDP, d’ABC, de répétabilités (précision), d’héritabilité, de corrélation, de vigueur hybride, de sujet F1 et de croisement triple terminal ont été expliquées. Plusieurs exemples de choix de taureaux ont été présentés selon différents types d’exploitation. Les étudiants ont également pris connaissance des caractères de quelques races : Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, Angus et Hereford. Les deux fermes sélectionnées pour la journée sont des entreprises très différentes dont les sujets reproducteurs sont de race Une petite partie du troupeau Noble Limousin Limousin « Full blood » pour la première, et des sujets croisés pour la deuxième. En matinée et en après-midi, les participants à l’activité devaient sélectionner le ou les meilleurs taureaux selon les critères définis dans les questions. La semaine précédente, les étudiants avaient un devoir à faire : ils devaient mettre les ÉPD des taureaux (du catalogue du CIAQ édition 2013) sur une base 0 afin de se préparer aux exercices à la ferme. Cela avait pour but de les aider à évaluer rapidement les différents caractères de gain et/ou les caractères maternels qu’ils peuvent transmettre à leur progéniture. 90 personnes ont participé à l’activité. En matinée, nous sommes allés à l’entreprise Noble Limousin à Saint-Basile. Mme Dorothée Sunderland et M. Réjean Bédard Mme Dorothée et M. Réjean Bédard souhaitent la bienvenue au groupe. nous ont présenté l’entreprise. M. Bédard a relaté l’histoire de la ferme qui compte environ 500 acres, et qui était auparavant une entreprise laitière. En 1994, après la vente des sujets laitiers, M. Bédard a voyagé et s’est vite intéressé à la race Limousin, une race terminale qui donne beaucoup de rendement. Quelques semaines après le départ des vaches laitières, les premières vaches de race Limousin sont arrivées à la ferme et depuis ce temps, M. Bédard est très fier de son troupeau. Pour produire les sujets de son élevage, M. Bédard fait régulièrement venir de la semence de taureaux français, et environ 50% des vaches sont inséminées chaque année. Pour les autres femelles, un taureau de génétique supérieure est utilisé et M.Bédard n’hésite pas à se procurer les meilleurs taureaux Limousin sur le marché. Ses animaux sont vendus pour la reproduction mais il a aussi un marché de viande de congélateur. Il participe au PATBQ depuis 1997. M. Bédard n’hésite pas à envoyer pour la viande des taureaux bien musclés mais qui n’ont pas un bon tempérament : « je ne vendrai pas un taureau dangereux qui risque de tuer quelqu’un ». Il ajoute que même si l’animal a un bon tempérament, on doit toujours s’en méfier. Sage conseil! Avant de faire les exercices, les participants ont été invités à prendre un rafraîchissement. Plusieurs en ont profité pour regarder les affiches sur la race Limousin et les photos de l’entreprise d’hier à aujourd’hui, ainsi que plusieurs prix que l’entreprise s’est méritée depuis l’arrivée des sujets de race Limousin. Après la petite-pause santé, nous sommes allés près du troupeau pour répondre aux 3 questions de l’exercice du matin. Avant d’aller dîner, nous avons porté un toast à Mme Dorothée Sunderland et M. Réjean Bédard pour le si bel accueil à leur entreprise. Mme Dorothée a eu la gentillesse de payer le repas à une participante et c’est l’étudiante Anne-Sophie qui a été l’heureuse gagnante. Après les remerciements, nous nous sommes dirigés au restaurant pour le dîner de Le groupe fait les exercices de sélection. groupe. Limousin Voice Christmas 2013  41


The Livestock Gentec Conference 2013 (LGC2013) was a resounding success. Our theme, “Turning Information into Application,� was well received by all, but in particular, by producers. The first day started with a session by researcher and industry associate Dr. John Crowley on how to best use the genomic tools available today, and how to prepare to best use what will be available in the future; this was followed with an interactive session with producers during lunch on the second day of the conference. Other keynote sessions on the first day included detailed information on how producers can effectively participate in the carbon market in Alberta by Karen HaugenKozyra, how agricultural economics can be used for better production decision-making by Dr. Jon Biermacher, and insights into the challenges and achievements in Brazilian agriculture by Dr. Fernando Antonio Pereira. Keynote sessions on the second day included a session on how Cattleland Feedyards make the best of what they get using genomics technology by Dr. William Torres, an eye-opening view of the current and future economic potential of genomics in the beef industry by Dr. Peter Fennessy from AbacusBio, and an industry view of how to grow the best possible beef at the least possible cost from Steve Whitmire of Brasstown Beef. Feedback for all speakers was extremely positive. Considering the range of topics discussed in genomics application at LGC-2013, attendees remarked how fortunate they were in learning more about genomics in general, and the potential in scientific and production applications. Additional speakers included messages of the power of genomics from some of our sponsors, updates on the major projects and initiatives at Livestock Gentec and Delta Genomics, and closing remarks by the Alberta Minister of Agriculture, the Honourable Verlyn Olson.

A student and research poster viewing occurred on the first day, following the presentations. This event allowed networking of students and researchers with industry attendees. Breaks in the official two-day program also allowed for networking opportunities among attendees. We administered a voluntary producer questionnaire over the two days, and over a 75% response rate. The questionnaire provides insight into the viewpoints of producers in terms of feasibility of adoption of genomics technologies. Overall, we are extremely pleased with the outcome LGC-2013. We achieved our objectives of transferring practical knowledge to the industry, engaging with industry and creating networks for future collaborations, the Delta Genomics Centre was well represented and we look forward to attending to the needs of new clients that were gained at the event, and we have further established Livestock Gentec as the organization to serve as a partner in the livestock industry. In the future, we hope to improve upon our social networking presence. For this event we had good representation from delegates, students, and staff at Livestock Gentec, but for future events, this will be built upon to create more real time interaction with industry and researchers that can be extended beyond the conference timeframe. We realize the importance of creating connections with industry; this is crucial for adoption of genomics technology and something that is difficult in any technology application. We hope that the information provided during LGC-2013 and the feedback generated from the producer questionnaire will better enable us to connect with producers to provide the production solutions they seek.

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Breeder Section IAN, BONNIE AND GLEN HAMILTON CLINT AND AMANDA SEWARD Box 55 Ph: 204-246-2312 Darlingford , MB Cell: 204-823-1240 R0G 0L0 Email: amaglen@inetlink.ca www.amaglenlimousin.ca

MANITOBA

Specializing in Polled Fullbloods and Purebreds

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

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

P.O. Box 3, St. Lazare, MB R0M 1Y0 Home/Fax: (204) 683-2353 Cell: (780) 719-3894 Email: lionelfouillard@yahoo.ca

Fouillard Limousin Kevin Rea 306/463-7950 The Rea Family Ken Rea 306/968-2923 Marengo, SK S0L 2K0 r3bar@hotmail.com

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

Use a GOOD Limousin – Purebred & Fullblood

Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

GERRY & RUTH GOOD R.R. #1 Ph: (403) 337-2212 Carstairs, AB T0M 0N0 Fax: (403) 337-3278 email: goodlimo@wildroseinternet.ca

41410 Glendon Dr., Glenco, ON N0L 1M0 Res. (519) 287-3219 Fax: (519) 287-5248 www.beezeeacres.ca email:bzwambag@execulink.com

Stan & Pat

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

Kyle & Erin

Haystack Acres

Raising Limousin for over 30 years RR#1, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 Fax: 204-855-2472 • Email: csf@westman.wave.ca Website: cochranestockfarms.com

Purebred Limousin Cattle John and Michelle McLean Res:519.738.0453 haystacklimousin@yahoo.ca

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


FULLBLOOD LIMOUSIN BREEDERS MAPLE KEY FARMS

Jim & Susan Butt 436394 43rd Line, RR #2 Embro, Ontario N0J 1J0 Phone/Fax: 519-475-4375 email: maplekey@sympatico.ca

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4250 King Rd. King City, ON L7B 1K4 Ray, Stacie, Will Meg & Liz Stanton Mobile: (416) 505-0707 rays@londonproperty.ca

Mike Henry 017209 Grey Bruce Line R.R. #4 Tara, ON N0H 2N0 Ph: (519) 934-2023

Wanted: Harvest Olympus, Pub, Punch, Orion or Goldnview Krugerrand semen and embryos.

Box 450, Roblin, MB R0L 1P0 email: lrangus@xplornet.ca Len, Ruth & Mark Angus: 204-937-4980 Todd, Jay-Dean, Jules & Angus Smyth: 204-937-4384

www.jaymarandy.com

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

Tel: (250) 747-3836 • Fax: (250) 747-0436 mail: swaany@quesnelbc.com www.pvlimousin.com

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Lloyd & Joan Trevor Atchison Atchison 204•854•2947 204•854•2510 Box 4 • Group 20 • R.R. #1 • Pipestone • MB pvsf@rfnow.com

Visitors Welcome Ed & Doreen (306) 638-4422 Warren (306) 789-8863 Darcy (306) 638-4800 Email: wfuchs@sasktel.net

www.hockridgefarms.ca

Lazy A Limousin 780-879-2105 glendh@telusplanet.net Bob, Dorothy, Colin and Glenda RR #1, Hardisty, Alberta T0B 1V0

the H I RSCHF ELD fa mily Brent

Carey

P.O. Box 279 Cando, SK S0K 0V0

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Brittany

home ● (306) 937.7553 cell ● (306) 441.3723 email ● bchirsch@hotmail.com

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Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

(306) 459-2202 (Fax) email: lonnymckague@hotmail.com

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

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

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

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

Breeders of polled purebred and fullblood Limousin

Bryce & Nathan Allen P.O. Box 189 Warkworth, Ontario K0K 3K0 Tel: (705) 924-2583 Fax: (705) 924-3385

Limousin Voice #13, 4101, 19th Street, NE Calgary, AB  T2E 7C4 P: 403.253.7309  F: 403.253.1704 advert@limousinvoice.com Official publication of the Canadian Limousin Association Please check one of the following:  Canadian 1 year $35.00 plus GST   United States $50.00 USD   International $50.00 USD Make cheques payable to Canadian Limousin Association

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Services Section Chris Poley Auctioneer Box 252 Waldheim, SK, S0K 4R0

Cell (306) 220-5006

Phone: (403) 337-0052 Cell: (780) 853-7067 Fax: (403) 337-0052 Head Office: (780)447-3276

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. Davis-Rairdan International P.O. Box 590 Crossfield, Alberta Canada T0M 0S0 Phone (403) 946-4551 Fax (403) 946-5093 Website: www.davis-rairdan.com E-mail: embryos@davis-rairdan.com

HEATHER BARR Suite 302, 13220 St. Albert Trail, Edmonton, Alberta T5L 4W1 hbarr@cdnfarmins.com www.cdnfarmins.com Transit

Livestock Mortality

Equine

services offered: - On-farm freezing & collection - Donor care facility - Recipient herd - Licensed facility for embryo exports - Genetic marketing & selection

Herd Sire Wanted

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Must have actual 13 month scrotal of 37cm or greater Must have Ribeye of 17 Sq Inch or index 105 or greater within herd Must be from Platinum or Gold herd No ROMN Justice, Wulfs Ransom, Wulfs Realtor bloodlines

Red or Single Black, Homo Polled, Purebred Limousin Actual weights B.W. less than 100 lbs W.W. 700 lbs or more Y.W. 1200 lbs or more Contact Bill & Lauren E.P.D.s must be or exceed except for birth weight Box 92, Minto, MB R0K 1M0 Phone: 204-776-2322 B.W. <3.0 W.W. >60.0 Y.W. >100.0 M.M. >20.0 S.C. >.7 D.O.C >25.0 cam.limousin@xplornet.com

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Amaglen Limousin 43 B Bar Cattle 7 Bar 3 R Limousin 43 Bar-Dale Limousin 43 Bee Zee Acres 43 Bova-Tech Ltd. 46 Bow Valley Genetics 46 Campbell Limousin 6, 46 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. 46 Cherway Limousin 43 Clark Cattle 2 Cochrane Stock Farms 43 Combest Limousin Farm 43 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 46 de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. 43 Diamond C Ranch 43 Eden Meadows Farm 8 Enright Farms 43 Excel Ranches 8 Fort Ellice Limousin 43 Fouillard Limousin 43 Gardiner Limousin 43 Good Limousin Ranch 43 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 46 Greenwood Limousin 43 Haystack Acres 43 Hi Way Limousin 44 Highland Stock Farms IFC Hillside Farm 44 Hillview Farms 44 Hi-Valley Limousin 44 Hockridge Farms 44 Hollee Limousin 25 Hudson Limousin 44 Ivy Livestock 44

J Yorga Farms IBC Jan-Star Farms 44 Jaymarandy Limousin 44 Karwandy Limousin 44 Koyle Farms 11 Lake Road Limousin 10 Lazy A Limousin 44 Lisle Limousin 44 Maple Key Farms 44 Nordal Limousin & Angus 5 Payne Livestock BC Pine Haven Farm 44 Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 44 Poley, Chris 46 Poplar View Stock Farm 44 Posthaven Limousin 44 R & R Acres 9 Red Coat Cattle Station 44 Richmond Ranch 45 Rocky View Livestock/Horizon Limousin 45 Skeels, Dan 46 Smart Limousin 45 Southbridge Limousin 45 Stewart Limousin 45 Stockmens Insurance 46 Top Meadow Farms 2 Triple “R” Limousin 45 Wild Way Farm 45 Willowcrest Limousin 45 Windy Gables Limousin 3, 45 Wulf Cattle 2

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December

March

31

New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale:

Volume II, Saskatoon, SK

January 9-11 Ontario Beef Industry Conference, London, ON 15

Limousin Voice Herdbull Issue Deadline

February 9

R&R Acres’ 13th Annual Beefmaker Limousin

Bull Sale & Milkmaid Mature Cow Dispersal,

Airdrie, AB

8

Hollee Limousin Bull & Heifer Open House,

Janetville, ON

15

Highland Bull Sale, High River, AB

28

28th Annual Prairie Gold Sale, Saskatoon, SK

April 3

25th Annual Peace Country Limousin Breeders

Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC

12

QC Bull Test Station Sale, St-Hyacinthe, QC

June

19-21 Alberta Beef Industry Conference, Red Deer, AB

20

Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale,

Saskatoon, SK

22

St-Martin Bull Test Station Sale, St-Martin, QC

24

JYF Production Sale, Flintoft, SK

18-21 Beef Improvement Federation Convention,

Lincon, NB

24-25 T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK

July 26

CLA Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon, SK

Published By: Today’s Publishing #4-3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 7G9 Phone: (306) 934-9696 Fax: (306) 934-0744 info@tbarc.com www.buyagro.com Published 4 times/year - Winter, Summer, Fall & Christmas Careful consideration has been placed on production of this magazine and we are responsible for the value of the advertisement; however, we assume no responsibility for errors or omissions. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to: Today’s Publishing Circulation Dept. #4 3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Email: info@tbarc.com

Our Staff: Bryan Kostiuk - Editor Ted Serhienko - Marketing Chris Poley - Marketing Treena Ballantyne - Controller Debbie Thiessen - Circulation Tiffany Peters - Design Jamie Van Cleemput - Design Chantelle Richard - Design Teresa Mann - Design Printed in Canada by: Houghton Boston Saskatoon, SK Publication Mail Agreement: 40021107

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JYF 236Z

Sire: Wulfs War Admiral C408W

JYF 250Z

Sire: AHCC Wood Mountain W796

JYF 616Z

JYF 636Z

Sire: Wulfs Warden N502W

Sire: Wulfs Warden N502W

Kelly and Norma Yorga (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 (F) 306-263-4473 norma_yorga@yahoo.ca

Box 14, Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0

jyorgafarms.com

Jeffrey Yorga (H) 306-531-5717 (W) 204-799-0347 (F) 306-522-2218 jeffyorga@yahoo.ca


The Undefeated Champion

RPY Paynes Derby 46Z

2013 Masterfeeds Show Bull Of The Year High Selling Animal of 2013 Agribition Selling to Highland Stock Farms What a fall! Grand Champion and Supreme Champion, Lloydminster Stockade Roundup; National Grand Champion and Top Five Supreme Finalist, Edmonton Farm Fair; Grand Champion Bull and Top Ten Supreme Finalist, Regina Agribition (The only yearling bull to make the top 10) Thank you: Mary Vale Limousin for purchasing Australian Semen Rights Wulf Cattle for purchasing American Semen Rights Homozygous Polled-Kajo Responder X Ivyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Polled Princess

LIMITED SEMEN PACKS AVAILABLE 10 Straws $1000 Thank you to these Fall Buyers: - Calder Jones - Hiway Limousin - Rock Creek Limousin - Eden Meadows Farms - Four Mac Farms - Bob Phibbs - Jenny Childs - Spring Water Colony - Triple J Limousin - North Plains - RCN Livestock - Taylor Richards - Carpenter Cattle Co.

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