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TMF Redwood 322A TMF Westwood 505W x TMF 163M Canadian Show Bull of the Year

Grand Champion Limousin Bull Owen Sound Fair Grand Champion Limousin Bull Ontario Provincial Show Grand Champion Senior Limousin Bull & Peoples Choice Champion Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 2015 Reserve Champion Senior Limousin Bull Canadian Western Agribition Thank you to all of the purchasers of Semen Interest of TMF Redwood 322A. We are truly excited for his first calves to hit the ground in January 2016!

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Thank you to all the purchasers and supporters of Windy Gables genetics at the 3rd Annual Colours of Autumn Limousin Sale Bryce & Nathan Allen RR 4 Box 189 Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Phone: 705-924-2583 Fax: 705-924-3385 Nathan’s Cell: 705-761-9426 email: brycea@alleninsurance.ca

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Selling 75 Rising Two Year Olds: 25 Polled Limousin • Red & Black

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Par/By Tessa Verbeek An exciting fall for the Limousin breed is coming to an end as we settle into winter and look forward to 2016. Limousin genetics shined in the show ring across the country this year, and I speak for many when I say ‘we’ are incredibly proud of the outstanding operations that have spent the time and money on showing their Limousin bulls and females at shows large and small throughout the summer and fall. In the east the Ontario Provincial Limousin Show and National Limousin Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair both saw over 100 head of Limousin cattle pass through the ring at each show. In the west, Limousin bull B Bar Cognac 1B stood in the Top Five in the Alberta Supreme at Farmfair International and Limousin female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom stood in the Top Ten in the RBC Beef Supreme Challenge at Canadian Western Agribition. Astute panels of judges select these animals from a multitude of other breed champions, making a spot in the Top Five or Top Ten a coveted honour for those animals, their owners and the Limousin breed. The families who choose to use the show ring as a way to market their genetics not only gain exposure for their own operations, but also increase the Limousin breed’s profile among Canadian beef breeds. Showing cattle may be just one small part of a much larger industry, but it is a very public part, making it an opportune way to showcase the Limousin breed’s tremendous phenotypic qualities, exceptional docility, and competiveness against other breeds to the public, commercial cattlemen and women, and other prospective buyers. For this reason, in this issue of the Limousin Voice we tip our hats to ‘those who show’ and salute this one important piece in the larger scheme of the cattle industry. Beyond the show ring there are thousands of Limousin cattle passing through an equally important ring; the sale ring. Limousin cattle have topped numerous fall sales across Canada and many of those have been carrying the Limousin branded CCIA tag in their ear. Congratulations to the sellers and buyers who have recognized the value Limousin influence calves have in terms of increased muscle, gain, yield and rib eye area. When the bottom line matters, the traits Limousin animals possess are undeniably important. Bull Sales As the 2016 bull sale season approaches the Canadian Limousin Association has a few reminders for you as you prepare for your sales. 1) Fall 2015 EPDs and breed averages are available online on Digital Beef. 2) Sales consultants may request catalogue downloads from the CLA to obtain pedigree and EPD information on sale cattle in an Excel document. IMPORTANT: Sales staff must send the CLA an Excel CSV with only the registration numbers not the tattoos of cattle in the sale. There is a $1.50/head charge for this service.

Un automne excitant pour la race Limousin touche à sa fin, alors que nous nous préparons pour hiver 2016. La génétique Limousin a brillé dans les arènes d’exposition à travers du pays cette année, et je parle pour plusieurs quand je dis « nous » sommes incroyablement fiers des exploitations qui ont consacré du temps et des investissements pour présenter leurs meilleurs taureaux et femelles Limousin au reste de l’industrie. Deux concours de l’Ontario ont atteint plus de 100 têtes Limousin, soient; la Royale de Toronto et le Concours provincial. Dans l’ouest, on se souviendra que B Bar Cognac 1B s’est décroché une place parmi les 5 meilleurs taureaux de toutes les races présentées à Farmfair à Edmonton, tandis que Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom a figurée parmi les 10 meilleures femelles de toutes celles dans le championnat suprême de l’Agribition – un concours inter-race qui rassemble des gagnants qui se sont qualifiés tout au long de la saison des expositions d’un bout a l’autre du pays. Les familles qui choisissent d’utiliser les expositions comme un moyen de commercialisation pour leur génétique, non seulement ils participent pour leurs propres avancements, mais ils augmentent le profil de la race Limousin parmi les autres races de boucherie. Exposer du bétail est peut être juste une petite partie d’une grande industrie, mais c’est une partie très visible et publique, ce qui en fait un moyen opportun de mettre en vedette les valeurs énormes de la race Limousin comme ses qualités phénotypiques, sa docilité exceptionnelle et sa compétitivité parmi les autres races devant tous les éleveurs pur-sang et commerciaux et les acheteurs potentiels. Pour cette raison, dans ce numéro du Voice nous levons nos chapeaux à « ceux qui présentent » et soulignons leurs accomplissements. Au-delà des expositions, il y a des milliers de têtes de bétail Limousin qui passent par une autre arène toute aussi importante ; l’arène de vente. Des bovins Limousin ont surmonté de nombreuses ventes de veaux partout au Canada et beaucoup de ceux-ci portaient l’étiquette d’oreille Limousin. Félicitations aux vendeurs et acheteurs, qui ont reconnu la valeur de l’influence Limousin sur le plan musculaire, le gain, le rendement et de faux-filet. Lorsque la ligne de profits compte, les caractères que les animaux Limousin possèdent, sont indéniablement importants. Ventes de taureaux En préparation pour les ventes de taureaux qui s’en viennent, nous vous rappelons que toutes informations de généalogie et EPD se trouvent sur le site de l’association. Vous pouvez vous procurer la liste de tous les acheteurs commerciaux pour $150 et nous offrons aussi un service de publicité par courriel pour $100. Votre catalogue peut-être affiché gratuitement sur la page Facebook de l’association, si acheminé à tverbeek@limousin.com.

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3) A mailing address list can be obtained from the CLA for $150, additionally the CLA can send an e-blast about your sale for $100 (you must provide all content/graphics). 4) The CLA is pleased to post your sale catalogue and information about your sale on our Facebook page once when your catalogue is available online and once again on the day of the sale. Please send a link to your catalogue to tverbeek@limousin.com to ensure it gets posted. 5) The CLA can also post your bull sale on our Events listing on the CLA website. Please send the name, date, and location of your sale to tverbeek@limousin.com or use the “Submit an Event” feature on the CLA website. 6) Limousin branded CCIA tags can be purchased as gifts for your Limousin bull buyers. 7) The CLA has developed a new Limousin CCIA tag advertisement that can be used in your bull sale catalogue or otherwise to explain and promote the tag program to your commercial buyers. Contact tverbeek@limousin.com to receive a digital copy of the advertisement. 8) Please remember that only Limousin cattle that contain between 37.5% and 75% Limousin blood and 25% to 62.5% Black Angus or Red Angus blood, may be called Lim-Flex. Cattle that fall outside of these parameters should be described as Percentage Limousin in sales catalogues, not Lim-Flex. 9) Last but not least, please remember to complete DNA testing for animals that require it well in advance of your sale. The CLA bylaws require DNA tests for the following: - Sire verification for all walking bulls - Sire verification for donor cows - Parent verification for all AI sires (public sales of semen and in-herd use semen) - Parent verification for all embryo calves and Fullblood animals - As of January 1, 2015, all donor cows in embryo production, must have a protoporphyria genotype on file at the Association. Whole Herd Enrolment Deadline January 15th

N’oubliez pas les exigences de tests d’ADN pour tous les taureaux en service, les donneuses d’embryons, et les Fullblood. Date finale pour l’enrôlement du troupeau est le 15 janvier N’oubliez pas que vos enrôlements de troupeau 2016 doivent être effectués avant le 15 janvier. Les membres qui utilisent le système sur l’internet peuvent le faire en suivant les instructions qui ont été publiées dans le bulletin de novembre. Les membres qui utilisent les formulaires papiers, svp nous les retourner d’ici le 15 janvier. Congres international 2016 Si vous êtes intéressé de rejoindre le groupe de canadiens qui assisteront au Congrès International Limousin du 20-28 août 2016 en Irlande, veuillez vous assurer de vous inscrire rapidement ! Les frais réduits d’inscription sont valables jusqu’au 31 décembre. Peut-être vous pouvez surprendre les amateurs de Limousin de votre famille avec un voyage en Irlande comme cadeau de Noël ! Si vous êtes intéressés veuillez visiter le site www.ilc2016.com pour plus de détails. De la part de l’Association canadienne Limousin, nous vous souhaitons un très joyeux Noël et une heureuse et une nouvelle année prospère remplie de petits veaux en santé, des ventes de taureaux dépareillées et que vos proches soient autour de vous pour en profiter! Sincèrement, Tessa Verbeek Directrice générale

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CL A President’s Report By Terry Hepper

The fall show season is over, the champions have been crowned and soon the cows will be looking to be fed. Hopefully all breeders have enough feed and sold their calves into another year of strong prices.

Our association has been busy this fall with Tessa travelling to the Maritimes, Olds Fall Classic, the National Show & Sale at the Royal in Toronto, Farmfair in Edmonton, and Agribition in Regina, promoting the Pink Tag Program and our new Digital Beef Registry System.

Digital Beef has been up and running for a while now and although having some growing pains, the system is proving to be a very valuable choice. I encourage all the breeders using the system to be patient and take advantage of the advances this system offers.

As this year draws to an end and calving time is right around the corner, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and a very successful calving season.

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

Lynn Combest Phone: (403) 742-5211 Cell: (403) 740-7621 Email: combestclf@yahoo.ca Jim Richmond Phone: (403) 368-2103 Cell: (403) 323-8433 Email: stephanie@richmondranch.com Tim Andrew Phone: (403) 854-6335 Email: tlandrew@netago.ca

Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Cell: (250) 991-6654 Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com Mark Angus Phone: (204) 281-5099 Email: jaymarandy@gmail.com Matthew Heleniak Phone: (519) 537-1451 Email: matth@norpacbeef.com

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CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Phone: (306) 781.4628 Email: thepper@yourlink.ca VICE PRESIDENT Eric Boon Phone: (306) 858-2130 Cell: (306) 280-8795 Email: eboon3@hotmail.com

TREASURER Bill Zwambag Phone: (519) 287-3219 Email: bzwambag@execulink.com PAST-PRESIDENT Brian Lee Phone: (905) 447-5173 Email: hmacsand@hotmail.com

CLA Staff GENERAL MANAGER Tessa Verbeek Phone: (403) 636-1066 Email: tverbeek@limousin.com

REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise Phone: (403) 253-7309 Email: limousin@limousin.com

Provincial Association Presidents MARITIMES ALBERTA John-Calvin Siddall Mark Porter Phone: (902) 664-8008 Phone: (780) 842-4288 Email: jfsiddall@nsac.ca Email: albertalimousin@gmail.com QUEBEC BRITISH COLUMBIA Serge Dethier Erin Kishkan Phone: (450) 454-6456 Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: dianejoly19@hotmail.com Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com MANITOBA ONTARIO Mark Angus Garry Smart Phone: (204) 281.5099 Phone: (519) 538-4877 Email: jaymarandy@gmail.com Email: smartlimo@bmts.com SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email: jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com

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From Our Pasture to Yours...

Season’s GREETINGS

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Amaglen Classic Stetson RUNL Stetson X HNH 9W WW: 706

Amaglen Contractor Wulfs Xtractor X HNH 29T WW: 752

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Amaglen Captain Call Wulfs Xpotential X AJH 30U WW: 722

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Amaglen Canadian Sunrise Wulfs Xtractor X HNH 32T WW: 874

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Amaglen Casino Wulfs Xpotential X HNH 39W WW: 746

6 Bulls sell at Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale April 2, 2016 and the rest by Private Treaty at The Ranch

View our complete bull offering soon HNH 24C

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Amaglen County Line and follow the test station bulls at Amaglen A-1 HNH 33A X HNH 14T www.manitobabulltest.com WW: 685 Pictures taken in August on pasture - no creep!

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Merry Christmas to all Limousin enthusiasts and thank you to everyone who took the time to evaluate our bulls at the ALA Field Day! JDA 20B DOB - April 13, 2014 BW 97 lbs WW 670 lbs YW 1110 lbs Present Weight 1640 lbs Scrotal 36 cm Homo Polled Tt testing pending

Box 224 Youngstown, AB T0J 3P0 Jim & Dorothy 403-779-2263

Greg & Linnea Cell: 403-633-6337 Home: 403-377-2572

Tim & Lois Cell: 403-854-6335 Home: 403-779-2273

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JDA 4B DOB - April 2, 2014 BW 92 lbs WW 650 lbs YW 1020 lbs Present Weight 1580 lbs Scrotal 38 cm Tt testing pending

Selling at the De Jager Limousin and Guests Annual Bull Sale Tuesday March 15, 2016 Bow Slope Shipping Brooks, AB

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Dwight & Catherine Koyle 33429, 6th Line, RR 3, Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0 P: 519.764.2697 | C: 519.670.8314 cdkoyle@gtn.net | koylefarms.com

Bulls and Females Always for Sale Progeny of EXLR Total Impact x EF Tickle My Fancy 570T

Koyle Black Hawk 23B

Martin Koyle McLean, Saskatchewan P: 306.519.7789 koylefarms@gmail.com

Congratulations to Anchor B with Koyle Bar Hop for claiming Ontario Provincial Show Grand Female and Class Winner at the Royal and Agribition

2015 Royal Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Some of the first progeny of Koyle Apache!

Koyle Calendar Girl 13C

2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Reserve Grand Champion Bull 2014 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Koyle Apache 8A x TMF 537U 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Champion Senior Heifer Calf

Koyle Cashmere 24C

Koyle Chinook 26C 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Reserve Champion Bull Calf

Koyle Apache 8A x Koyle Alicia 31A 2015 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf Purchased by Crown Hill Acres, Omemee, ON.

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Cody & Amy Miller PH: 780-349-0644

Ron & Barb Miller PH: 780-349-2135

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Many thanks to all our bull customers this year … it’s been another year to be thankful. All around the cattle industry! If you’re looking for that 2 year old in the spring … we have many more to choose from by “Private Treaty”. Have a great Christmas folks … and all the best for the coming New Year!

Hi-Valley Limousin

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Dave and Linda Harvey Box 1469 100 Mile House, B.C. (250) 397-2306 www.hivalleylimo.com hivalleylimo@gmail.com


Your heart pounds as loud as the background music as the judge makes one more pass through the champion line up and then just when it seems your chance has passed, he turns back and slaps your bull as the grand champion. It is a dream that can only become reality as a result of years of calculated breeding decisions, long hours spent in the barn at home, and significant financial investment. It is also a dream that takes many helping hands; the person on the halter, the team behind the scenes feeding, clipping and fitting, the folks at home keeping the operation going while the show string is on the road, and in many cases the generations that came before that passed their passion for cattle on.

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attle shows have been our most successful method of reaching potential customers. Going to shows like Agribition with a string of cattle that place well and are for sale has drawn attention to our program like no other form of promotion has. I would be very concerned for the future of a breed that did not have a quality display of cattle at these livestock shows.” -Rocky & Debbie Payne, Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, AB

Greenwood Limousin & Angus is one such operation that is no stranger to the show ring. Scott and Jacqueline Payne both grew up showing cattle. Scott was in the Limousin barn and Jackie in the Hereford barn. They both had a passion for cattle, and showing was part of that passion. Soon, Jackie was spending more and more of her time in the Limousin barn. The pair started dating when Jackie was 15 and Scott 18 and Jackie officially became a Limousin girl with the purchase of her first Limousin heifer in 1989.

Scott salutes the late Charlie Papenhuyzen after winning the Supreme at Lloydminster

The Greenwood Crew

The Greenwood Limousin name was first established in 1978 by Bernard and Mona Payne and their sons. Jackie recalls, “Bern tells the story that he had 50 black cows and decided to AI one spring to European breeds to try out some of the new genetics coming into Canada. His calves of choice were the Limousin cross and he sold his cows and started a purebred Limousin herd.” The Payne family soon became a name synonymous with all of the major western Canadian shows. Today, a third generation of Paynes are taking the spotlight in the show ring. Jayden and Jaxon Payne have only been too happy to join in their family’s passion for showing cattle. Jay and Jax have gone to nearly every show their parents have exhibited at since they were born. In fact, Jax nearly made his debut into the world at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup. It was November 4, 1999. The Paynes

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eing from BC, it’s often geographically more difficult to showcase our program to the country. Exhibiting at shows gives us a platform to display our genetics and help our fellow cattlemen to really appreciate them much more than a picture ever can. We try to portray a cross section of our herd with our showstring so people can see their temperament, conformation, and functionality – all key components of our program.” -Erin Kishkan, Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC

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were showing at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup and Jackie was helping as always. Jackie and her brother-inlaw Brad had tied out the cattle and were making the beds when her water broke. “I told Brad ‘Houston – we have a big Display at Farmfair F’ing problem’ International and sloshed out the door waiting for a ride home to shower before heading to the hospital. Scott made it for the Limo show and I got home with Jax the night before they left to Farmfair,” Jackie recalls, “It was the only time I missed going to Farmfair in 30 some years. I cried getting left at home when the trailer headed down the laneway.” Jay and Jax got to exhibit for the first time together at the Canadian National Junior Limousin Conference in 2004 in Olds. This is one of the highlights in a long list of fond memories the Paynes have from showing. “Definitely being part of the Supreme Shows and representing our breed is an incredible feeling,” Jackie recalls the year that the Papenhuyzen girls of Cottage Lake Livestock won the Supreme in Lloydminster with a female purchased from Greenwood, “Charlie (the girls dad) had already passed away from cancer. Scott and Charlie were great friends and the girls got Scott to show the cow for them in the Supreme. When they got the big Supreme slap, Scott saluted the air with his show stick to Charlie, like, ‘Hey bud, we got it done for

you.’ It was one of those special moments I was so glad to be part of.” Greenwood has represented the Limousin breed in countless Supreme classes, and this year their female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom was selected to be in the Top Four at Lloydminster Stockade Roundup and Top Ten at the Canadian Western Agribition RBC Beef Supreme Challenge. Zoom Bloom was also named the Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Female of the Year for 2015. Also from the Greenwood herd, Greenwood Wisteria Lane was named Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Dam of the Year for 2015. Beyond all of the accolades, simply passing on the passion of the purebred cattle industry to their sons, nieces and nephews, watching them grow and thrive, and become even more driven and progressive than them is the best feeling and proudest accomplishment for Scott and Jackie.

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howing is a huge part of our life; not only does it teach perseverance, responsibility and dedication, but it plays a large role in our success by providing some of the best marketing our program and industry could ask for.”

-Brittany Papenhuyzen, Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB

Showing has certainly evolved and changed in the years since Scott and Jackie first entered the show ring, “Small changes, or things you try. That is what keeps it fun. If you didn’t learn a new feeding, combing, blowing, clipping, or fitting tip or trick then what is the point?” Although it is a very expensive marketing tool, the Paynes believe that when you surround yourself with the best of the best at all of the shows and gain knowledge from them it makes it all worth it, “Purebred cattle people in most cases want to share what they know and offer genetics to keep progressing our respected breeds. The best mentors you can find are inside of every show barn.” Showing has allowed the Greenwood operation

Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Female of the Year

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Jayden and Jaxon Payne

to network with fellow breeders and customers, and these interactions at shows have allowed for the comparison and advancement of genetics, “Commercial bull buyers love visiting your ‘farm’ in a warm show barn.” The exposure does not end with only those in attendance at the show, Jackie says, “Having shows and sales broadcast online has showcased our breeding program to other countries as well.”

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he show cattle world is critically important to our family and our farm. This aspect of animal husbandry develops discipline through responsibility, teaches commitment, fuels a competitive spirit while fostering fellowship amongst friends and provides mentorship to youth. Additionally it lends to advertising and communication. Collectively, it builds relationships between people passionate for progress in the cattle industry.”

-Mark Angus, Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB

Although showing is just one piece in the larger scheme of the cattle industry, it is a very public piece that showcases the breed’s outstanding phenotypic qualities, disposition and competitiveness against other breeds, “I am thankful for all the people who show. Shows bring people together, stimulate our youth (and some of us who are ‘not-so-youthful’ anymore) through the ‘sport’ of showing cattle,” Jackie praises, “It keeps our breed in the public eye, creates opportunities for bringing us together for fellowship, networking and debate, and for progressing Limousin cattle to keep being better. It may be only one ‘tool in the toolbox’ of how you improve a herd, but it’s a public one and I am most thankful for it.” When the show is over, the Paynes can always leave feeling proud of the cattle they brought to town, the great people that helped to get the work done, the community of the cattle industry, and the friends they have in their lives because of it all. Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2015 21


By Amber Dobson, Technology Translator with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB When we think technology in the beef industry some of us think of machinery, tracking systems, and perhaps genomics. Technology has changed dramatically in the last ten years creating novel solutions to counter what many consider reoccurring problems. The increasing demand for traceability systems, sustainability, and accountability has given rise to many technology opportunities. Industries, producers, and farmers alike use sensor systems, GPS-guided tractors, drones, and genomics to satisfy consumer demands and the need for sustainable and effective farming practices. Around the world technology advances in the agriculture industry have increased productivity and efficiency in raising livestock. What’s Canada’s future in technologies for beef production?

Tools for Producers Breeding with Genomics

When breeding cattle, the use of genomic testing can alert the producer to whether an animal is prone to a specific disease, is polled or horned, will breed well, and can assign parentage. Genomic testing is now required in some cases including, to ensure membership in some breed associations, to sell to a specific market, and in some case by case trading agreements. Parentage tests costs are minimal, about $20 per animal. Validating parentage can guarantee pedigree and lineage and helps determine which bulls are siring more calves. With decreasing genotyping costs, genomic selection is gaining popularity, and as a result the size of “phenotype/ genotype database” is expanding, making genomic selection more applicable and attainable. Adding genotypic information (whether the density be 50k, LD or HD) to a genetic evaluation significantly increases the accuracy and value of EPDs for better breeding animal selection; these are genomically enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs). Technology and genetic advancements help ensure food security of the world’s growing population. Genomic tools contribute to improved animal welfare, environmental care, and food safety. This is consistent with what consumers demand but also what many producers want.

Information Exchange

Producers have readily available information of carcass data on cull livestock or finished commercial steers and heifers ensuring their herd is on the right track to meeting consumer demand using the Beef InfoXchange System (BIXS) program. BIXS is a voluntary web-based information exchange system that allows for a growing database accessible to owners of beef cattle.

Traceability

In Canada, especially in Alberta, we trace our livestock and poultry through premises identification, animal identification,

and some animal movement. Animal health and food safety is invaluable. With traceability we are able respond to emergencies such as disease outbreaks, floods or fires. Communicating with producers and consumers is critical for mitigating risks. Canada is home to Verified Beef Production (VBP), an on-farm food safety program for beef. Consumers have an increased interest in verification of sustainable beef, and producers must work to verify that their beef is indeed sustainable. Canadian producers also make use of the internationally recognized Age Verification process, administered by Canadian Cattle Identification Agency. Producers enter and store Birth Date information and have it readily available for domestic and export markets. IdentiGEN’s DNA TraceBack® uses DNA based solutions to provide food retailers, processors and producers with the capability to identify and trace the source of meat products through the entire supply chain and improve the safety, quality and integrity of the food supply.

Herd Management

Numerous cattle associations have specific apps to help their members keep track of their herd. Limousin Canada uses Digital Beef, a software system that allows their members to receive reports on calving history, dam production, weaning, yearling, ultrasound, performance summary, and access a list of all the EPDs on active herds. Digital beef uses QR codes so you can upload the herd information on a smart-phone. GrowSafe Systems monitor feed intake and behaviour. By measuring the amount of food and water an animal consumes daily as well as body temperature, this innovation can alert the owner if the cow is becoming sick – and proactive management techniques can be applied.

But are we there yet?

According to Lutz Goedde, Managing Director of Kincannon & Reed, Canada is lagging behind in agricultural technology compared to other countries.1 For instance, satellite data is being used to monitor and manage livestock at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) through “virtual fencing”. Cattle are nudged away from restricted areas through the collar’s emission of negative stimuli.2 Agriculture drones are used in the UK and the States to grow crops by determining water loss, nutrient deficiency in soil, and to help determine when to harvest. Britain uses transparent market signals. There, information is shared between consumers back to the packers, feeders, and breeders. This sharing of information and increased demand from the commercial sector to improve days-to-finish, translates into a $200 difference at retail. Mike Coffey, a

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Professor, Scotland’s Rural College believes Canada can learn from our British counterparts. Brian Wickham, Managing Director of ConsultWickham, a consultancy business focused on using genetics and animal breeding, also thinks Canada would benefit from a breeding objective that is entrenched in dollar value similar to the system in Ireland. There, they have the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF), which provides a one stop shop for genetic information, age verification, cattle records, and management techniques. Both Coffey and Wickham spoke at Livestock Gentec’s 6th Annual Conference: “Playing the Long Game: Capturing Value in Livestock Innovation,” held in Edmonton on October 13-14. Although Canadian agriculture may have a different focus compared to European and American systems, Canada has focused on addressing growing consumer and market demands. BIXS offers traceability and information transfer system; Verified Beef Production (VBP) to enhance food safety; and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef addresses concerns of sustainability to improve best management practices and respond to environmental and sustainable market demands. Further, research initiatives strive to find ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through genetic improvement for feed efficiency at multiple research Centres at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Alberta Agriculture and Forestry (AAF), and at colleges and universities in Alberta and Canada.

Although Canada may have less research support in the agriculture sector than perhaps Ireland or the Netherlands, we do support a diverse environment that has diverse needs. As Canadian producers of beef we can argue that we are one of the best in the world at managing a diverse environment. More innovation will allow for more affordable technology. And with more research going into the livestock sector many opportunities await: the future of the beef herd is an aspiring one. 1 Arnason, 2015. Canada lags in research, ag innovation. 12 November 2015. Available at http://www.producer. com/2015/11/canada-lags-in-research-ag-innovation/. 2 Powell, 2015. Rise of the smart farm: get ready for satellitecontrolled cows. 30 October 2015. Available at http://www. theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/oct/30/smartfarm-satellite-controlled-cows-crop-heath-technology-food/.

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The Masterfeeds Show Cattle of the Year Awards recognize the top show bull, top show female, top show sire and top show dam for that year as determined by a point system based on placings at qualifying shows. In order to qualify for points a show must have a minimum of 30 head of Limousin cattle. In addition, Limousin animals who win a Supreme Champion title at a show with a minimum of 30 head of cattle of any breed receive additional points. The Canadian Limousin Association and our members sincerely thank Masterfeeds for their support of this program! Congratulations and thank you to all Limousin breeders who invested the time and resources into showing their cattle this year. You represented the breed very well at shows across the country, and your efforts shine a very positive light on the Limousin breed, for which everyone benefits.

2015 qualifying Limousin shows were: • Owen Sound Fair, ON • Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, AB • Warkworth Beef Expo, ON • Royal Winter Fair, ON (Limousin National • Markham Fair, ON Show 2015) • Lindsay Ag Exhibition, ON • Farmfair International, AB • Canadian Western Agribition, SK

Limousin animals were also Supreme Champions at the following events: • Barrhead Blue Heron Fair, AB • Wildwood Ag Fair, AB • Warkworth Beef Expo, ON

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Show Bull of the year 1 1 2 3 4 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR TMF REDWOOD 322A RLF 36C KOYLE BLACK HAWK 23B HOLLEE’S BLACK SABBETH GREENWOOD CANADIAN MADE ET B BAR COGNAC 1B RCL WIND CHILL 8B GREENWOOD CANADIAN IMPACT ET HOLLEE’S BOOMSHAKALAKA EGL 3B BRUCE BEE ZEE POLLED BAZINGA 8B

Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle & Skull Creek Ranch Windy Gables Limousin & Top Meadow Farms Rail Line Farms Koyle Farms Hollee Limousin Jayden Payne (Greenwood)

81 81 56 54 52 52 Franseen Limo, Grand Meadow Farms, Peterson Limo, Clark Cattle, B Bar Cattle 49 Rock Creek Limousin 48 Jayden Payne (Greenwood) 45 Hollee Limousin 40 Emily Gibson 37 Bee Zee Acres 34

SHOW BULL OF THE YEAR

COTTAGE LAKE BIG STAR Owned by Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle/Skull Creek Ranch

TMF REDWOOD 322A Owned by Windy Gables Limousin & Top Meadow Farms

Show female of the year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 9 9 9 10

GREENWOOD PLD ZOOM BLOOM GREENWOOD PLD BABY DOLL KOYLE BAR HOP 9B IVY’S BIANCA HTZ 17B PINNACLE’S AIN’T I SEXY 1A TMF MISS 40B COTTAGE LAKE CODE BLUE ET PINCH HILL CALL GIRL 516C RLF ZAARA 725C TMF ZARKANA 323Z RED MAPLE BELLE PINCH HILL BIG BOOTY 403B RLF 901B

SHOW FEMALE OF THE YEAR

Scott & Jacqueline Payne (Greenwood) Hollee’s Limousin Anchor B Limousin Revolution Cattle Co. Windy Gables Limousin Top Meadow Farms & Grant Livestock Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle Pinch Hill Limousin Rail Line Farms Hollee Limousin Red Maple Farms Spare Time Livestock Rail Line Farms

80 61 48 47 45 43 41 38 38 36 36 36 32

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Show sire of the year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T RLF YARDLEY 601Y CFLX WILD CARD TMF WESTWOOD 505W RPY PAYNES ELVIS 34X AHCC WESTWIND W544 WULFS REVOLVER 1219R MAGS YIP GREENWOOD PLD XTRA CHARGE

Highland Stock Farms & Payne Livestock Canadian semen rights owned by Greenwood Limousin Top Meadow Farms & Rail Line Farms Counsil Family Limousin Top Meadow Farms & Rail Line Farms Jones Cattle Co. & Payne Livestock Canadian semen rights owned by Riverstone Cattle Company Canadian semen rights owned by Payne Livestock Canadian semen rights owned by Pinnacle View Limousin Murphy Ranch & Greenwood Limousin

SHOW SIRE OF THE YEAR

271 226 173 155 113 99 96 93 89 82

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z Owned by Highland Stock Farms & Payne Livestock

Show dam of the year 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 8 9 10

GREENWOOD WISTERIA LANE EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T AUTO WAVERLY 602W TOP MEADOW 163M GREENWOOD PLD TALKINDIRTY ANCHOR B URBAN GIRL RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T BEE ZEE POLLED XRATED 73X HSF TINKERBELL TMF ZARKANA 323Z RLF 7T TMF MISS LILY 11Y

SHOW DAM OF THE YEAR

Jayden Payne (Greenwood) Koyle Farms Cottage Lake Livestock Top Meadow Farms Scott & Jacqueline Payne (Greenwood) B Bar Cattle Cottage Lake Livestock Bee Zee Acres Cassidy Matthews, Payne Livestock, S. & J. Hollee Limousin Rail Line Farms Top Meadow Farms & Rail Line Farms

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Feeding Bulls in the Off Season Off season bulls often get neglected this time of year, as our attention gets drawn to the cow herd and pre-calving rations. The off season is often a good time to help build up reserves and build up mineral status in the bull group.

balance with each other, we will look into three main micronutrients and their importance to us as beef producers. They are Selenium, Zinc, and Copper as the highlights.

Once breeding season gets started, bulls often have other priorities. This often gives us bulls that lose condition and possibly lose fertility as the season goes on. This makes the pre-breeding period very important for the bull as well. Since we know we generally lose condition on the bulls after turn out we should plan for this a build them up beforehand.

Selenium has been talked about and used for years to help improve fertility. It also helps the immune system by acting as an antioxidant. The thought process behind this is that if we can remove pressure on the immune system we get better health and in turn we get a stronger reproductive system. Selenium is a great nutrient to add but too much can lead to toxicity issues.

Managing bull weight can be a bit of a challenge. Too fat and they get lazy, and hard on the cows and heifers. Too thin and fertility drops, and they lack the energy to keep up with the herd. So, what is the ideal condition to get bulls into prior to breeding, and how do you reach this happy medium?

Zinc as a supplemental nutrient has been directly related to testicular development and spermatozoa production, so when looking at bull diets this nutrient gets to be important. Zinc also plays an important role in the immune system and plays a critical role in feet and leg health.

Similar to the cows we want good condition. Ideally a bull should be at 6 or higher out of 9 (but not a much higher), and watch as the breeding season progresses. If bulls are consistently in that kind of shape, that’s great, but we do find some bulls that are a bit short on ideal weight and condition. In order to build them up it is usually just a simple ration change to bring them back around. For this I like to use a highly digestible nutrient source. This isn’t necessarily, but can be corn, barley, or wheat, or can be by-products such as DDGs, soy hulls, beet pulp, etc. Ideally when conditioning bulls adding lean muscle to them is best. Adding fat to bulls gets costly from a metabolic standpoint to maintain, and gets to be very difficult to hold on an open range diet or straight pasture diet.

Copper is also strongly correlated to testicular health. Deficiencies in copper can lead to reduced libido, poor semen, and a depressed immune system to name a few. Source of these minerals gets to be another topic of interest for me as we do see variability in performance even when the same levels have been achieved in the diet. Best way to understand this is to talk to your local nutrition provider. Generally when bulls are in the off season, we should think as this time as a development period for them regardless of their age. Time and money spent here can help improve your calving window and help make the investment in a bull fruitful for years to come.

Once condition of the cattle has been achieved the next biggest influencer on bull productivity is mineral nutrition. I have often discussed with many producers how influential such a small package can be on the overall performance of an animal. Although all minerals are important for functional cattle and should be fed in

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Promoter of the Breed Ridge Ranch Ltd., Greg and Karen Gordon BY PIPER WHELAN Greg Gordon’s home represents the work of previous generations and the promise of those to come. Gordon and his wife, Karen, run Ridge Ranch Ltd., about 25 miles southeast of Hanna, Alberta. “Our family has been here 103 years,” says Greg Gordon. They farm with their daughter, her husband and two young sons, who are in the same yard. “Twenty-five miles away we have another daughter and son-in-law, and they help us even though they’re not directly involved with the day-today operation.” Ridge Ranch is currently home to about 300 head of commercial Limousin cows. “We have some cows that aren’t quite high-percentage Limos, but we try to establish highpercentage Limo cows. We have some fullblood cows, but we don’t produce any registered stock for sale,” Gordon explains. Their breeding program is set up for red bulls to be used on medium birthweight animals, and Black Angus bulls are used on their Limousin replacement females. “We usually try to background our calves through the winter and sell them in the spring,” he continues. Their operation is comprised of just less than 10,000 acres of hay and pasture land. “We don’t farm very much, just seed enough grain to augment the feed supply for our cattle.” A career in the beef industry was a simple choice for Gordon. “It’s in my genes,” he says. “There was nothing else I wanted to do.” Gordon didn’t have to travel far to make this dream a reality. “I’ve been here, still in the same farmyard that my family’s had forever. So I don’t think I’ll change careers now,” he laughs. The Gordon family, like many breeders, turned their attention to the Limousin breed in the 1970s. “When the Exotic cattle came from Europe, my father and I, under his guidance, used some of the other European-influence cattle.” One breed in particular stood out to them. “The Limo cattle seemed to fit our needs and to fit our environment out here more than some of the others,” he explains. “We’ve had some other cattle that we really enjoyed having and were good for us, too, but Limo cattle seem to fit better with the type of marketing we do now … We don’t see any reason to change.” The Gordons are always concerned with breed promotion, and were awarded the Alberta Limousin Association Commercial Breeder of the Year award in 2012. As well, Ridge Ranch is one of the first operations to use the new Limousinbranded CCIA tags. “It’s just another issue to promote the breed and help them out a little bit,” says Gordon. “I don’t think it helped our own situation at all, but that’s not the big deal — it’s to help the breed and get recognized in other ways. So I think it’s a good program.” Producers wishing to purchase these recently-released tags must either be members in good standing with active females, or a commercial producer who has purchased a registered bull with ownership transferred since 2010 or have proof of a Limousin or LimFlex semen purchase. The Gordons plan on using the tags again in the future, and will be pleased if they bring some new benefits to their operations.

The past year’s beef prices are a common topic of discussion among producers, and Gordon is no exception. “The increase in the price of calves has been wonderful for the industry, but it has caused some reason to be apprehensive, of course, and that is in whenever something gets a really high price … you’ll see a downturn somewhere, as exactly as what has happened now in fall,” he states. “Everybody has to try to make a dollar in this business, and to be one-sided isn’t a very good thing to happen for anything in agriculture. I guess there’s still profitability in a downturn, and the bottom hasn’t fallen out of anything, like

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with BSE. I think it’s not a matter of weathering the storm; it’s a matter of watching what you’re doing.” According to Gordon, the biggest strength in the Canadian beef industry today is the ability to market our beef on an international scale. “We can see right now what is happening when there is an oversupply of beef, so we’re having trouble moving (the product through the market), and that is showing up in what’s happened with the price of fat cattle and feeder cattle and all the way down,” he explains. “Hopefully (the ability to market) will continue on, and the big marketing scheme that we have will continue pushing for better market access throughout the world, and that’s what we’re going to need.” Naturally, marketing comes down to relationships, and one of the biggest accomplishments of their career, Gordon explains, is the relationships they’ve established and developed with their feeder buyers. “That just wasn’t something we went out and looked for. It was our cattle that did it for us, and we’re very fortunate for other people and our feeders to recognize that our cattle worked for them,” he explains. “It hasn’t been easy to get the right cattle in the right position, but people seem to think it works for them, and that’s the main thing … So that’s very encouraging for us and rewarding.” With their many years raising Limousin cattle and working to meet the market’s needs, the Gordons know what feeders are looking for. “We’ve seen the breed evolve into some different avenues and different focuses, but I think the main focus still has to be that lean meat and profitable meat production for the people that are feeding it. So it’s a challenge for the breeders to be able to send their seedstock out, especially their bulls, that will be of benefit to the commercial breeders,” he explains.

“There’s still a lot of cattle in the country and there’s still a lot of room for crossbreeding, and that will help the whole feeding industry, whether they’re walking out here on the grass or in the feedlots of Ontario.” Ridge Ranch calves often end up in Ontario feedlots, and the connections the Gordons have made with eastern feeders have also resulted in friendships. Contacts like Jack Chaffe of Chaffe Farms at Mitchell, Ontario, and Murray Legge of Legge Beef Farms Ltd. at Chelsey, Ontario have bought their calves for years, and the Gordons value these friendships. “We have some other wonderful people down there,” he says. “We’ve really enjoyed our relationship with those people, and out here, too, of course, and (with) the purebred breeders … We’ve always been blessed with knowing good people.” Looking towards the future of their ranch, and of the cattle business as a whole, the Gordons know family and youth are crucial to continued growth and success. “I think we have to have our families involved in agriculture, and the more families and young people we can get in agriculture and in different sorts — not in the ranching area alone but in everything, it will help the whole society, really, and that’s what we need,” says Gordon. “I think that’s the main thing for us. My wife and I are getting older and we’re going to be stepping back.” Gordon knows his family will continue to thrive on their operation, and cannot wait to see the positive changes of the future, especially where the next generation is concerned. “We’re looking forward to looking back to see what has happened, and we’re enjoying things. We’re enjoying our grandkids even more, and helping them with their cattle and horses — that’s a big part of our operation.”

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The CJLA would like to thank Lynn and Tyra Combest for donating the lot 59 heifer to the CJLA! She was purchased by the following 16 breeders for $8,000: Anchor B Limousin, B Bar Cattle, Eden Meadows Farm, Hollee Limousin, Venture Livestock, Richmond Ranch, Hillview Farms, Pinnacle View Limousin, Jones Cattle Co., Jaymarandy Livestock, Payne Livestock, J.Yorga Farms, Andrew Ranches, Greenwood Limousin, Carpenter Cattle Co., and Bee Zee Acres. The heifer is going to be managed by the members who purchased her and all the money generated from her progeny will go to the CJLA as well. Lauren Amor and Kate Loudon, the first two Australian delegates to come to Canada on the Australian/ Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange have headed back home to Dubbo, NSW after a month spent on Limousin operations in Canada! The Canadian Limousin Association, their host families at Lingley Limousin, Hillview Farms and Anchor B Limousin, and everyone else who had the privilege of meeting these two fantastic girls thoroughly enjoyed having them here for the month of November! The girls took in and helped at the Lloydminster Stockade Roundup, Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition and got to experience the Heritage Ranch Rodeo, Canadian Finals Rodeo, CWA International Reception, and a hockey game in addition to Canadian food, shopping, and of course the cold weather! We hope that they have made valuable contacts and lifelong friends, broadened their knowledge and experiences and will always have fond memories of their time in Canada with the Limousin breed! We will certainly welcome them back anytime and are looking forward to selecting our own Canadian Junior Limousin Association member to send to Australia in 2016! Application forms are now available on the CLA website under Juniors - Scholarships. The CJLA board is getting together December 11th and 12th in Calgary after the CLA Board of Directors meeting. We plan to have supper and go bowling for a team builder and then have a meeting the following day to discuss rules and regulations. Nicole Bielecki Secretary/Reporter, Canadian Junior Limousin Association Bryan Kostiuk of T Bar C Cattle Co. presents a cheque to CJLA secretary reporter Nicole Bielecki

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Grand Champion Bull TMF Redwood 322A exhibited by Windy Gables Limousin

Markham Fair

Reserve Grand Champion Bull RLF 36C exhibited by Rail Line Farms Grand Champion Female Koyle Bar Hop exhibited by Koyle Farms Reserve Grand Champion Female RLF 901B exhibited by Rail Line Farms Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Grand Champion Bull

Cottage Lake Big Star exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle

Olds Fall Classic

Reserve Grand Champion Bull B Bar Cognac 1B exhibited by B Bar Cattle Grand Champion Female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom exhibited by Greenwood Reserve Grand Champion Female B Bar Foxtrot 21B exhibited by B Bar Cattle Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

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Grand Champion Bull EMF Casper 11C exhibited by Eden Meadows Farm

Manitoba AG EX

Reserve Grand Champion Bull JL Bonnet’s Thug 402B exhibited by Jaymarandy Limousin Grand Champion Female EMF Poll Your Up exhibited by Eden Meadows Farm Reserve Grand Champion Female Cam Poll Bridesmaid exhibited by Campbell Land & Cattle

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Grand Champion Bull Greenwood Canadian Made exhibited by Greenwood

Lloydminster Stockade Roundup

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Cottage Lake Big Star exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle

Grand Champion Female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom exhibited by Greenwood Reserve Grand Champion Female

Cottage Lake Code Blue exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

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Grand Champion Bull RCL Wind Chill 8B exhibited by William Pilgrim

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Koyle Black Hawk 23B exhibited by Koyle Farms Grand Champion Female Ivy’s Bianca HTZ 17B exhibited by Revolution Cattle Co. Reserve Grand Champion Female Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B exhibited by Pinch Hill Limousin

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Bull B Bar Cognac 1B exhibited by B Bar Cattle

Farmfair International

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Greenwood Canadian Impact exhibited by Greenwood Grand Champion Female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom exhibited by Greenwood Reserve Grand Champion Female B Bar Foxtrot 21B exhibited by B Bar Cattle

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

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Grand Champion Bull

Canadian Western Agribition

Cottage Lake Big Star exhibited by Cottage Lake Livestock/Boss Cattle

Reserve Grand Champion Bull B Bar Cognac 1B exhibited by B Bar Cattle Grand Champion Female Greenwood Pld Zoom Bloom exhibited by Greenwood Reserve Grand Champion Female Greenwood Pld Brandy exhibited by Pinnacle View Limousin

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull The ALA has had a busy fall with many very successful shows and sales across the province. It is a great time to be in the Limousin business! The ALA has a new highway sign marketing initiative to assist ALA members in promoting their Limousin operations. Highway signs are customizable with your ranch name/logo, phone number, etc. Contact an ALA board member for more information on how you can get a deal on one of these for your farm! The new ALA t-shirts and hoodies make great Christmas gifts! T-shirts are $10 and hoodies are $40 for S-XL, $45 for XXL. To order, call ALA board member Steve Lingley at 780-806-0347. Make sure to “like� the Alberta Limousin Association Facebook page to keep up to date on all things Alberta Limousin! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the ALA! Jackie Payne Vice-President, Alberta Limousin Association

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Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

2015/2016 ALA Board Members:


Greetings, As we enjoyably roll into the Winter season I would like to send out some thank yous and reminders. Thank you everyone that participated in another very successful Ag-Ex in Brandon. It was wonderful to have the Hepper family come out with an extremely strong set of cattle and be rewarded with a dominating result. A reminder to all producers that the National show will be in Manitoba at Ag-Ex 2016. We are excited to host this event as Brandon boasts the most user friendly atmosphere for presentation and the industry standard for facilities. Please mark your calendar for the last weekend of October 2016. On December 4th the Manitoba Limousin Advantage Sale was held at Triple R Limousin in McGregor.

Season’s Greetings to our Limousin friends across the country and beyond. The New Year will soon be upon us and 2015 just a memory. What great year it has been to be in the Limousin breed. With near record prices in commercial and purebred markets we continue to see interest in Limousin cattle expand. In Ontario we have held a number of events that have been well received by our membership. The Canadian Limousin Association Annual General Meeting and Commercial Evening in conjunction the CJLA Impact Show was well received. Our provincial show in Markham and the National Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair each hosted over 100 entries, record breaking numbers for at least the last two decades. Hosting the National Sale in Ontario allowed a number of breeders to participate with great success.

A large thank you goes to Art and Maria Rodgers and their family for hosting this event. Additionally, thank you to Bohrson Marketing and Danny Skeels for their skilled assistance in making this event successful. Lastly and most importantly thank you to all the buyers and bidders domestic and international that made this sale so fruitful. The MLA annual meeting is on January 9. For anyone interested in joining us it begins at 1:30 PM at the Victoria Inn Brandon. Until next time, Merry Christmas and God Bless. Mark Angus President Manitoba Limousin Association

The new 2016 Ontario Limousin Association day planner is now available. Thank you to all the advertisers who make this possible and to the committee who works hard to put it together. If you would like a copy please contact Murray Shaw (519-864-4030 or bear.creak.farm@hotmail.com) or Garry Smart (519-538-4877 or smartlimo@bmts.com). Wishing everyone the best in 2016! Garry Smart President Ontario Limousin Association

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2015-2016 SLA Board of Directors President: Rhett Jones Vice-President: Eric Martens Secretary: Eric Boon Treasurer: Janet Hale Past President: Kevin Rea Directors: Jeff Yorga Chris Qually Bob Turner Lee Carpenter Carey Hirschfeld

Saskatchewan Junior Limousin Being a fairly youthful group of junior members in Saskatchewan we have got the families to start thinking about fundraising for future CJLA Conferences. We put on a silent auction and Dutch auctioned off a chocolate bar Christmas tree at CWA this year. • Thank you Carpenter Cattle Co. for donating the chocolate bar Christmas tree.

Well I am one day into catching up on sleep as I write this after the SLA finished up another strong Agribition. The Limousin cattle were extremely strong from top to bottom. Not only did the Limousin breeders realize it, but well respected cattleman from other breeds took note of it! Thank you to our President/ Barn Boss Rhett Jones (Jonesy) and the entire SLA board for their hard work! Canadian Western Agribition Wrap Up • SLA Commerical Producer of the Year Award was presented to the Hansen family who operate Springhill Land and Cattle Company, a third generation ranch at Rockglen, SK. A full write up can be viewed in the 2016 February Bull Issue! •

Judge Jonathan Thomason of Rush Lake, SK sorted through the deep set of Limousin cattle.

Bohrson Marketing Services managed the Solid Gold Limousin Sale once again. With a tremendous line up of live and frozen genetics that averaged $8,910.00.

Congratulations to Eden Meadows Farm for receiving the Herdsman Award!

Last but not least we could not put on this event without our tremendous sponsors and outstanding volunteers who make this week go smoothly!

Herdsman Award

Big thanks to those that bought tickets: Payne Livestock, B Bar Cattle, Carpenter Cattle Co., Pinnacle View Limousin, Bohrson Marketing, Richmond Ranches, J. Yorga Farms, Eden Meadows Farm, Elliot McGregor, Cottage Lake Stock Farm, Jones Cattle Co., Jaymarandy Limousin, Ken Doc Limousin, Martens Cattle Co., Spring Hill Land and Cattle, Plains Limousin, Riverstone Cattle Co., Gibson Farms.

Bohrson Marketing Services were the lucky winners

We gathered $2,850.00

In the Silent Auction we had semen donations and Arbonne Gift Card donation.

Thank you to the following the donated items: J. Yorga Farms, Anchor B Limousin, Payne Livestock, Jones Cattle Co., Eden Meadows Farm, Greenwood Limousin, B Bar Cattle

Thank you to those that bid and purchased the items: Martens Livestock, Red Maple Farms, Plains Limousin, Lingley Limousin, Triple R Limousin

We raised $1,855.00

We raised a grand total of $4,705.00

Eric Boon Secretary Saskatchewan Limousin Association

SLA Commercial Producer of the Year Award

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Bull Test Station On November 10th, 16 Limousin bulls, 15 Charolais, 7 Simmental and 10 Angus bulls arrived at the Bull Test Station. As usual, once these bulls have completed their test and are evaluated, they will be offered by auction in the annual bull sale. The sale will once again take place at Ferme Dany & Mario Simard located in Ste-Sophie-de-Levrard and trucking will be available to buyers. The sale will be live on the internet via www.liveauctions.tv. Buyers always have the option to bid by telephone by making arrangements with Diane Joly or Serge Dethier at (514) 974-6456. It is always best to contact them a week or so prior to the sale. You can follow the monthly bulls’ performance posted on www.agrireseau.qc.ca. The final evaluation scores will also be posted once available. New Website for Breeding Stock The Quebec Beef Producers Federation has recently launched a new website for cow-calf producers. The site is the outcome of a joint venture between the Beef Breeds Council and the Marking Committee. The site www.bovi-genetique.ca serves seedstock producers as well as commercial producers for their breeding stock (bulls and females) for sale. Best Wishes for the Holiday Season At this time, the Quebec Limousin Association Board of directors would like to offer their fellow breeders across the country, a very Merry Christmas and a happy 2016. Diane Joly Secretary Quebec Limousin Association

Station Unique Limousin L’entrée des taureaux en station a eu lieu le mardi, 10 novembre dernier. Cette année, la Station évaluera 48 taureaux dont 16 Limousin, 15 Charolais, 7 Simmental et 10 Angus. Comme à l’habitude, les taureaux évalués qui se seront classés, seront vendus par encan à la fin du test. L’encan se tiendra à la Ferme Dany et Mario Simard de Ste-Sophie-de Lévrard, avec facilité pour le transport des animaux vendus. La vente sera également diffusée en direct sur le site de Live Auctions à l’adresse internet www.liveauctions.tv. Les acheteurs ne pouvant être présents à l’encan pourront également miser par téléphone en contactant Mme Diane Joly ou M. Serge Dethier au (514) 974-6456. Il est cependant préférable de téléphoner une semaine avant la date de l’encan pour prendre arrangement. N’oubliez pas de suivre régulièrement les résultats des pesées des taurillons sur le site www.agrireseau. qc.ca. À la fin du test, vous trouverez également toutes les fiches de performance des taureaux. Nouveau Site Internet Pour La Vente De Vos Animaux Reproducteurs La Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec, par l’entremise de son comité de mise en marché des veaux d’embouche, a mis à la disposition des producteurs de veaux d’embouche un site Internet pour le dépôt d’annonces de vente d’animaux de reproduction. Le site est le résultat d’un travail partagé avec le comité conjoint des races de boucherie du Québec. Il est disponible pour les producteurs d’animaux de reproduction (taureaux et femelles) et les producteurs de veaux d’embouche à vocation commerciale. Vous le retrouverez à l’adresse internet suivante : www.bovi-genetique.ca doivent être pur-sang enregistrés et âgés de moins de 5 ans. Voeux Pour La Nouvelle Année 2016 En terminant, les membres du Conseil d’administration de l’Association des Éleveurs de Limousin du Québec aimeraient souhaiter à tous un très Joyeux Noël, ainsi qu’une bonne et heureuse année 2016. Diane Joly Secrétaire Association des Éleveurs Limousin du Québec

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The Allens leased a herd of fullblood Charolais cows from a neighbour and mated them to a Limousin bull. They liked the calves so much that they soon started to phase out the Charolais cows with Limousin females. Windy Gables Limousin’s purebred herd officially got its start in 1984 with the purchase of Amerant Avril at the first sale Bryce took Nathan to, “Horace and Mark Cressman sat behind us and Horace tapped Dad on the shoulder and said ‘You just bought the best cow in the sale.’ ” The Limousin herd has remained ever since. With both Nathan and Bryce working off the farm, calving ease and vigour are very important traits.

Allen Family Nathan Allen was 10 years old when he picked out his first show heifer with his father Bryce. The heifer went on to win first place in the calf class, and Nathan caught the show bug. Two decades later, Nathan and his father are still sitting down around the kitchen table to discuss their goals, breeding, purchase and sales decisions for their purebred Limousin herd. Nathan grew up in the village of Warkworth, Ontario on 250 acres with sisters Johanna and Hillary. He majored in business at Niagra College and General Insurance at Algonquin College, and then sold cattle feed for Purina as well as working for the Ottawa Senators Hockey Club, before returning home to work at Allen Insurance. This family insurance business was started in 1903 and is still owned by Nathan, his father, Bryce, and sister, Johanna. With 7 offices and 50 employees, it is a busy life, but starting and ending the day on the farm is what keeps Nathan going, “It gives me an opportunity to think and prepare for the day ahead, and wind down my day from the office. The best part is that cows don’t talk back to you.”

“We need the cows to calve with little to no help from us and need the calves to be up and going strong without a lot of intervention. The Limousin breed provides us with these sought after traits.” But it’s not just the conveniences of calving that have kept the Allens in the breed, “The commercial cattlemen we sell to love the muscle of the Limousin bulls. The Limousin bull as a terminal sire is something the breed needs to maintain and capitalize on as I feel they can offer a piece of everything that producers are looking for instead of just one or two desirable traits that other breeds provide. I think the Limousin cow is an underappreciated piece in the cattle business as well. They make awesome mommas and I feel the breed needs to also capitalize on this fact.” The Allens have used the showing ring as a marketing tool for their operation, and successfully campaigned animals at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair for the past 20 years. This year, they ventured west with their newest herd sire, TMF Redwood 322A, to exhibit at Canadian Western Agribition. There, TMF Redwood 322A was also named co-winner of the Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Show Bull of the Year award for 2015.

The Windy Gables Limousin herd grew from humble beginnings. Nathan’s parents started out raising Quarter Horses. Once they started raising kids, the horses left and four Angus females arrived. “Dad came home from church three Sundays in a row to find the Angus heifers had gotten out. He stayed home the fourth Sunday and watched to find out how they were getting out. They were lifting the page wire fence up and going underneath due to a hidden broken post. Those Angus cows left on the Monday and the broken post was replaced. Next came some Hereford females that had some trouble calving, and with Dad working off the farm, he needed a solution to the calving issue. Enter the Limousin breed.”

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Nathan and Stephanie Allen


the Colours of Autumn Limousin Sale to make it the eastern Canadian source for Limousin genetics. I would really like to host a production sale at our home farm one day as well.” Besides Nathan’s father Bryce, there have been a number of other important people in Nathan’s life, including his Mom, Janice, and wife, Stephanie, who have supported and encouraged him in his cattle endeavours.

TMF Redwood 322A 2015 Masterfeeds Canadian Limousin Co-Winner Show Bull of the Year “I have been out to CWA previously, however, never with cattle. Being able to do this has kind of opened up a new world to me,” says Nathan. The show ring has assisted Windy Gables with marketing the animals in their annual Private Treaty Bull & Female Sale held in April at their farm. Additionally, the Allens have enjoyed great success selling Limousin beef to customers in their local area, “Our customers always rave about the quality, flavour and palatability of our beef while not giving up any tenderness due to the leanness of the Limousin beef.” Docility and performance are traits Windy Gables Limousin have been selecting for along with structural soundness, udder quality, and high milking ability in their females. They have based their herd around half a dozen cow families that have worked well for them. “Each year Dad and I sit down and review our plan. Having a plan and sticking to it through the good times and bad with your eye on the horizon is key.” Nathan says that their partnership in cattle has brought them closer together and their plans for the future include; “Continuing our annual bull and female sale and increasing the number and quality of lots in

“Mom always makes sure the show shirts are clean and referees between the different opinions around the kitchen table. Steph contends with and supports my busy lifestyle and understands my need to ‘get to the barn’. I can always tell when I am around the house too much; she will say to me ‘isn’t there a barn you need to get to?’ She has been a great support for me and I cherish the fact that she is always in my corner.” Nathan feels the greatest things gained from being a Limousin breeder and showing cattle have been the friendships made along the way. “I absolutely love talking cows with other breeders from all different breeds, finding new ways of doing things from feeding, halter breaking and showing to selecting genetics. Mike Geddes and Darrell Saunders from Top Meadow Farms have become very good friends in the industry and they, along with many others, have definitely helped Windy Gables Limousin along the way.” It is clear that Nathan’s passion is fuelled by strong family ties, and a genuine love for the Limousin breed. Many years of careful consideration and planning by Nathan and Bryce has made Windy Gables Limousin a respected name in the Limousin breed and Nathan will undoubtedly carry that into the future as a leader in the Limousin breed and Canadian beef industry. “I feel as long as the world requires an affordable, lean and healthy protein source, the beef industry will continue to thrive. The quality of Canadian beef is second to none and as export markets continue to grow, Canada and its young producers will be poised to be a leader in beef production.”

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The Elite Herd Program aims at identifying the 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 into 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 and docility • Silver: herds that submit BW, CE and WW • Bronze: herds on Whole Herd Enrolment Based on information submitted by December 1, 2014. Herds are listed by category, by province by CLA members. Associate herds are listed under the main herd. 2015 Platinum Elite Herds 23132 R & R ACRES 3723 W GLEN CAMPBELL & SON 7429 AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN 134389 - AMANDA HAMILTON-SEWARD 26513 TOP MEADOW FARMS 140807 - GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY 5689 J. YORGA FARMS LTD 7456 B BAR CATTLE 2015 Gold Elite Herds 3880 HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN 10177 D C FARMS 17863 FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN 139335 - KINGS AND QUEENS LIMOUSIN 135055 LINGLEY LIMOUSIN 28960 RUNAWAY RANCH 4435 HIGH CATTLE COMPANY 140042 - CHASE HIGH 5594 HILLVIEW FARMS 140874 - COLIN VERBEEK & TESSA NYBO 5941 RICHMOND RANCH LTD 133986 - TIFFANY & SAMANTHA RICHMOND 8571 COTTAGE LAKE LIVESTOCK 19557 PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN 134157 - ERIN KISHKAN 16187 HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN 137929 FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN 8445 JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN 26451 - JAYMARANDY LIVESTOCK 7928 FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG 25558 CLARK CATTLE 138328 CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY 6592 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS 140325 SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK 18424 BEE ZEE ACRES 138499 - ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY 141172 NORTHLINE LIMOUSIN 16772 POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN 136141 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY 136650 EMILY GIBSON 20365 - GIBSON FARMS 137792 RAIL LINE FARMS 8556 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN 4009 NORDAL LIMOUSIN 7990 - CINDY & ROBBIE GARNER 133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN 140252 - LAZY A LIMOUSIN 140253 - LAZY A LIMOUSIN 140577 SKULL CREEK RANCHES 2015 Silver Elite Herds 28135 RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY 139502 - CASSIDY MATTHEWS 1087 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS 14484 - ROBERT C. MATTHEWS 28119 - AMANDA MATTHEWS 15864 WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS 13535 EXCEL RANCHES 140581 TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN 18460 MARK & DORIS PAYNE 28892 HOCHHAUSEN LIVESTOCK ENT. 2413 COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM 27531 KASH FARMS 141378 NYK CATTLE COMPANY

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2015 Bronze Elite Herds 139608 KEVLON LAND & CATTLE 8577 LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN 9640 EMPIRE LIMOUSIN 1452 ANDREW RANCHES 7061 BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN 25285 ALEXIS BARR 29272 WAGNER LIVESTOCK 25311 ADELE & SHAUN WALSH 133596 MURPHY RANCH 133371 - BRIAN MURPHY 5102 SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS 5370 - MARK SUGIMOTO 23029 LOST POINT LIMOUSIN 6865 IVY LIVESTOCK 28253 - BRANDON HERTZ 21522 MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH 133408 DIAMOND C RANCH 133832 CRESTHILL CATTLE CO. 7716 ALTABARR FARMS 1756 NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC. 16948 PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM 16455 SCOTT BARR 133399 PLAINS LIMOUSIN 139275 - PLAINS LIMOUSIN 15475 DAWN VALLEY CATTLE CO 27413 VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM 10518 NOR-ALTA LIMOUSIN 8192 LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN 136586 - KODY ROWE 1848 CAROLE BARCLAY 5493 - TERRY BARCLAY 6156 - RICKY BARCLAY 133412 - KRISTINE PAUL-BARCLAY 141388 ROCKY RIDGE LIMOUSIN 1083 STEWART FARMING LTD 141115 DAVE VOLKER 141022 DOMINIC & KARLEE SKLIVAS 140916 SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO. 138272 HORIZON LIMOUSIN 139240 - ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK 140446 NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN

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We are pleased to present the newest Elite Dams to outstanding Limousin females. These dams portray the ideal scenario including calving ease, milk production and docility. Their performance is measured by their EPD’s. The qualifying criteria are: •

All Fullblood, Purebred, or percentage registered Limousin females on Whole Herd Enrolment the year of the designation

Must have raised at least 4 calves in the last 6 consecutive years. If the female raised 6 calves in 6 years, she receives the “Super Elite” status

Must have above breed average EPD for Weaning Weight, Milk and Docility

Must have below breed average EPD for Birth Weight

Congratulations to the 2015 designated Elite Females: B BAR WHISKEY GIRL, owned by B Bar Cattle, SK TMF MISS 752U, owned by Carlsruhe Cattle Company, ON WULFS USHEILA 8283U, owned by Clark Cattle, ON TMF MISS 727T, owned by Clark Cattle, ON RPY PAYNES FANTASIA 9U, owned by Emily Gibson, ON EXCEL POLLED DARLA, owned by Excel Ranches, AB EXCEL POLLED XYLEM, owned by Excel Ranches, AB EXCEL POLLED XEMPLIFY, owned by Excel Ranches, AB EXCEL POLLED WISHFUL, owned by Excel Ranches, AB RPY PAYNES SANDY 39X, owned by Payne Livestock, SK RICHMOND XTRAVAGANT SRD 115X, owned by Richmond Ranch Ltd., AB RICHMOND PERFECT WISH SRD 60W, owned by Richmond Ranch Ltd., AB RICHMOND WISDOM SRD 206W, owned by Richmond Ranch Ltd., AB RICHMOND XOTIC SRD 6X, owned by Richmond Ranch Ltd., AB IVYS UNIQUE PERFECTION 3U, owned by Symens Land & Cattle Co., AB TMF MISS 501X, owned by Top Meadow Farms, ON TMF MISS 750U, owned by Top Meadow Farms, ON RLF326U, owned by Top Meadow Farms, ON Congratulations to the 2015 designated Super Elite Females: SBZ POLLED UNLIKE ANOTHER, owned by Greenwood Limousin, SK RPY PAYNES GEMINI 4U, owned by Payne Livestock, SK RICHMOND UNMATCHED SRD 133U, owned by Richmond Ranch Ltd., AB Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2015 44


2015 is winding down as families prepare to spend quality time together during the holiday season. Although the majority of agriculture has experienced a great year, 2015 will go down in history, as a year of turmoil and change. Political sentiment in Canada and throughout the globe is turning a “scary left” and even though the “cowboy way” still offers freedom and a capitalistic way of life, governments want to interfere in its pure and simple basics. The strength of this nation was established by young men and women born and raised on small mixed farms...something our elected political leaders are quick to forget! The past three years in the beef industry have been healthy... mending the wounds of a decade prior. Lately I have overheard producers carp about recent markets as slaughter prices have settled back to prices of 2013...the market was due for a correction, as no commodity can soar straight upward...look at oil. In the past couple of weeks cattle futures are nearing some vulnerable trend lines on the charts, but we are in a “bull” market pattern and all fundamentals point to a continuation of this upward trend. The restocking of the North American beef cow population will need many years forward to achieve its goal. The last two weeks before the new year are important planning times. First and foremost...tax planning...most of you, commercial and purebred, have had a great year; therefore, take steps for a financial strategy and a better bottom line. The other chore, before next year, is market planning...a chore which is more difficult for many, as it is out of your “comfort zone.” The holiday season is a great time of year to be in contact with your commercial customers....see how your bulls performed, how well their calves sold and extend best wishes for the festive season. By the way, they just might be looking at their tax situation! Congratulations to the breeders who took the time and expense exhibiting and representing the Limousin breed at the fall shows...your efforts are much appreciated and hopefully very rewarding. From all of us at the Voice, we extend Christmas wishes and look forward to 2016 as a great Limousin year!

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The Canadian Junior Limousin Association is pleased to announce this year’s scholarship recipients, selected among all eligible juniors who applied by submitting an essay describing their involvement in the Limousin Breed.

Congratulations to Connor Rodger, Haleigh Weppler, Ashley McConnell, and Carolyn Darling My name is Connor Rodger, and I have been involved with the Limousin breed for seven or eight years now. In fact, the year I turned ten I was asked by my uncle if I would like to join the 4-H club in Lucknow, and so I did. My first year project was a purebred Limousin heifer calf, sired by Cole Magnum. “Ugly Betty” as I called her, was a docile calf for my first year. She exhibited many stereotypical Limousin traits, and is still used as a cow in the Loyal Line herd. I learned a lot in that first year, but most importantly I learned how truly versatile the Limousin breed is. The next few years in 4-H only strengthened that notion. I learned very quickly that Limousin cattle can be the thick, heavy muscled cattle that yield the carcasses the breed is known for, to the fancy cattle that give any other breed a run for their money in a supreme breed class. I have showed both ends of the Limousin spectrum, from the thick fullbloods, to the fancy purebreds. No matter what I showed, it seemed

that everyone had a mostly positive opinion of my uncle’s Limousin cattle. To further my knowledge of the Limousin breed, I started attending meetings with the OJLA. I helped out there with the 2011 CJLA show, which was held in Orangeville, Ontario. The OJLA had to gather the support of many sponsors in order for the event to be a go, and it took a lot of effort on the part of the members. The OJLA also holds an annual fundraiser by selling raffle tickets for a show box, along with two other prizes. These tickets are sold every year until the RAWF, which is where it is drawn. I have now also become involved with the CJLA, and am looking forward to the opportunities that it will bring in the near future. I also help out with the chores around the Loyal Line home farm. There is always a calf to be worked with, and Grandpa can always use a hand in many places. For example, my brother and I muck out the barn with Grandpa about once a month, and we also help out with breaking the new calves. This always ensures that we have broke yearling heifers for the following year. All in all, my contributions to the Limousin breed may seem minor now, but I foresee a future where I continue to grow with the breed, and eventually have my own operation. This scholarship money will be greatly appreciated if I am chosen, and I thank you for taking the time out of your day to read over my application.

All throughout my life I have lived on a Limousin farm. Having both parents been formerly involved with 4-H, and later buying the family farm and raising Limousin cattle, I was always around the breed. My parents first began to build our purebred Limousin cattle herd in the early nineties and our farm is still continuing to grow. Our breed mainly began for the purpose of meat, but over the years we have become very involved with showing our cattle at different fairs in our area. I began 4-H in 2008 showing a Limousin heifer calf and continue to show the breed till this day. My family has competed in the Royal Winter Fair the past five years which has been an incredible experience for us. This year I was honoured with the title of being the Ontario Limousin Queen of 2015. Having this opportunity allowed me to experience both showing the breed at different local fairs, as well as presenting awards to members of the breed. This past August my brother and I took part in the National Junior Limousin Show held in Stratford, Ontario which gave us the opportunity to meet many great junior members in the breed. In addition, my family and I were recently at the Markham Fair where I spent my day presenting a numerus amount of awards to the members of the Ontario Junior Limousin Association and to the Limousin Farms that were competing. Coming up in the first week of November is the annual Royal Winter Fair, which is held in Toronto, where I will

be presenting awards again to the members of the breed. My involvements with the Limousin breed have largely impacted my life since I have always been a part of the breed and hope to be for many years to come. The breed itself has taught me about responsibility and many other life lessons that I hope to someday share with my own children like my parents have with my brothers and I.

Sincerely, Connor Rodger

Sincerely, Haleigh Weppler

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Hi! My name is Ashley McConnell and I am the seventeen-year-old daughter of Mark and Rosanne McConnell of Kincardine, Ontario. Please accept the following as my application for one of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association scholarships for this year. Even though my family may not have a large herd of Limousin cattle, I have been around them all my life!! They were on this farm before I came along! My mom was involved as an Ontario Junior Limousin member when she was younger and still showing. From showing heifers and then retaining them as cows, they became the foundation of our beef cowherd. Our cowherd numbers have fluctuated over the years depending on the demand for breeding bulls and other work commitments of our farm… But we have always had a few Limousins around! It really amazes me how some of the group that my mom showed with now have sons and daughters that are showing too! Some have stayed with the Limousin breed, while others have ventured into showing other breeds, but they still have to stop and socialize together when we are at shows! I have shown at a number of Ontario Junior Limousin shows over the past few years, as well as I have participated at National Junior Limousin Conferences in Saskatchewan and Ontario. All of these shows are great to compete in. I have gained a lot from participating in these shows and met a lot of great people. This summer I was asked to show a Simmental heifer and to compete in the Young Canadian Simmental National Conference that was held here in Ontario - the knowledge and experience that I had from previously competing at National Junior Limousin shows helped me to come out on top in a number of their competitions and to be awarded Reserve Overall Intermediate! I was really glad to have the opportunity to experience how another Junior Breed Hello, my name is Carolyn Darling, I am 19 years old and I live in a little hamlet called Morganston, Ontario. I go to Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario for their Insurance Program. My dad and uncle own and operate Darling Farms Ltd, where they cash crop corn, wheat, soy beans, and hay on about 1400 acres and have a commercial beef cow/calf operation of about 250 head. My Dad, Mom, my two younger sisters and I own and operate Darling Farms where we have about 30 high quality purebred Limousins. I have been showing in 4H for nine years now with seven of those years I have shown either a Limousin heifer calf or yearling. I have always been involved in the farm life since I was really little but I was terrified of cattle for the longest time since the cattle were so tall and I was so small. My parents put me into local 4H club and I started to work with a calf from a purebred Angus breeder. I couldn’t believe the difference in height between a February calf compared to a mature cow. After two years of showing I decided I wanted to show my own calf, so naturally I turned to the Limousin breed as my choice of breed to show, and haven’t looked back ever since. Throughout the years I have won multiple Top Heifer and Top Showperson awards in my county with my Limousin animals. I am very involved in my 4H clubs in my county, I have taken part in our Vet Club, Clipping and Fitting Club, and our Beef Club. I have been on most of the

Association ran their National Show. When I was competing in some of the individual events other competitors would ask me “how do you know that?”, and I would just say “… that is how we do it in the Limo World” !! I have been a member of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association since I showed in my first Junior National Show in London Ontario in 2007. Also during this time I have been a member of our Ontario Junior Limousin Association. I have held executive positions on our junior board and have gained a great deal of experience and knowledge from this. I am also actively involved in our local 4-H Beef Club and our family hosts a number of showmanship field days and fitting clinics at our farm each year. I enjoy working with our Limousin cows and selecting sires to AI them to. As we also show a lot of market livestock, we will sometimes cross some of our Limousin females with our club calf sires to get some market prospects if they are steers, and some pretty nice Limousin influenced females from the heifers. I am really looking forward to next week when my sister and I will be taking our first purebred Limousin heifer…. with our own prefix on her, to exhibit in the National Limousin Show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto! This calf is off of a cow that we purchased as a heifer from a junior breeder in Alberta for my sister to show when she went to Alberta to compete at a Canadian Junior Limousin National Conference held in conjunction with Summer Synergy. My family farms near Kincardine Ontario, which is on the shores of the beautiful Lake Huron. In addition to having beef cows and our show cattle, we also have a dairy operation milking about sixty Registered Brown Swiss cows, a broiler chicken operation, and we crop a few hundred acres of land -lots for all of us to do! Next year I am hoping to attend St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, to study Chemical Laboratory Technology. Following my education I hope to attain employment in this area as related to the agricultural and pharmaceutical industries. I am not sure how I will like being away from our farm and the livestock, but my parents encourage me to get an education. Thank you for considering my application for this year’s scholarships.

Sincerely, Ashley McConnell executive boards in each club. I am currently the Vice President of the OJLA and I have been the press reporter in previous years, and I am additionally the Treasurer on the CJLA executive board. I have also had the opportunity of representing the Ontario Limousin Association as the Limousin Queen in 2012. I truly believe that the Limousin breed has something extraordinary to offer for the industry and so many positive aspects of the beef breed and we should keep promoting our breed in this manner. Thank you for taking the time to read my application.

Best Regards, Carolyn Darling

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Biography: Dr. Colin Palmer is an Associate Professor of Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Palmer worked in mixed practices in Ontario and British Columbia and has owned/operated a practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. Palmer along with his wife Kim and children Lauren, Emily and Carter run a herd of purebred Red Angus cattle under the KC Cattle Co. name.

Tips on Managing the Newly Purchased Bull My last article offered pointers on selecting bulls for your breeding program, but what happens when you get your bull home can have a tremendous impact on his reproductive success and your satisfaction with your purchase. Many producers lack adequate facilities to house bulls; therefore, the preference is often to put off delivery as long as possible; hopefully just before he is needed. Arrival at a new facility is stressful for any animal – add to this a change in diet, social dominance issues, fighting, major or minor injuries, exposure to new bacteria and viruses to name a few. In an ideal world every bull would have his own pen since mixing of bulls invariably results in fighting to establish dominance. If mixing is to occur then bulls should be placed according to age/ size. Yearlings with yearlings; two-year olds and older together. Even better would be to mix two-year olds and mature bulls in their own respective groups. My preference when mixing bulls is that all go into a new pen together as opposed to introducing a single bull to an established group. Fighting will still occur, but the new guy is less likely to be the focus. Similarly, when putting bulls to pasture try to place young bulls with young bulls and mature bulls with mature bulls. Mixing age groups invariably results in the mature bull dominating the younger bull and interfering in his breeding attempts. If you want to use the younger bulls in this breeding group, let the mature bulls breed for the first cycle or two of the breeding season, remove them, and then follow with the younger bulls. This will also give the younger bulls more time to mature and fewer cows to breed. The two main causes of declines in sperm quality are heat and stress. Heat may come from a fever, inflammation of the scrotum or an increase in environmental temperature. Fat deposits in the neck of the scrotum can also impair the testicular cooling mechanism. Pain, soreness from fighting, bad weather are some of the causes of stress; however, the stressor needs to be of about 3 to 4 days duration to have a negative effect on sperm quality. Chasing a bull up a chute won’t do it! The severity and duration of the heat and stress largely determine how bad the sperm will be affected and for how long. A single severe case of footrot may affect sperm production so dramatically that the bull will not have a satisfactory semen count (>70% morphologically normal) for the entire summer. Heat and stress can occur at the same time with a single condition. Bulls that are very sick for a few to several weeks may undergo testicular degeneration where the testicles actually shrink in size, sperm production is virtually eliminated and the few that are present are abnormal. Surprisingly, I have seen bulls recover from degeneration, but several months are required. Heat and stress tend to result in the appearance of the same sperm defects

which appear sequentially in the semen sample as the sperm enter the ejaculatory pool similar to the appearance of specific birth defects being linked to the stage of gestation when the toxin was consumed. Relatively minor cases of stress can result in an increase in sperm midpiece defects; specifically, the distal midpiece defect. The spermatogenic response to stress varies between bulls with some showing the defect and others not, but we do know that it is usually short-lived with many showing a full recovery in as little as 7 to 10 days. We recommend 1 yearling to be placed with 15 to 20 cycling cows. “Yearling” is loosely used when referring to bulls 12 to 18 months of age. Two-year olds and older - 1 bull per 25 to 30 cows. Individuals in both age groups can handle more cows, but management must watch closely to ensure that cows are getting pregnant in a timely fashion and that the bull(s) do not lose excess condition or get injured. Bulls with larger scrotal circumferences produce more sperm and are more likely to settle more cows in a shorter time-frame than smaller scrotalled bulls. Yearling bulls are commonly fed grain-based concentrate diets to grow them prior to sale. The more fleshy bulls are typically the best fed and can often have a hard time adapting to a forage-based diet at the same time that they are supposed to be breeding cows – hence the so-called “melting” phenomenon. When your bull is delivered ask what he has been fed and try to feed him similarly. If the breeder has moved him to a largely forage ration then great. Hopefully, it wasn’t just the day before! If concentrate was being fed, try your best to pick up the same or similar feed and continue feeding him at about 50 to 70% of what he was being fed and reduce the amount gradually until the desired amount is reached. The remainder of the ration should be good quality hay with a total ration protein content of at least 12%. Hard working bulls usually lose some condition throughout the breeding season, but excessive weight loss should be avoided. It is common for yearling bulls to lose up to 2 cm in scrotal circumference between the beginning and end of breeding season. Yearling bulls are still growing and will serve a single cow many more times than a mature bull; usually at the expense of their own appearance. Inexperienced bulls are also more prone to breeding injuries; therefore, overuse should be avoided otherwise his first breeding season could be his last. Yearling and two-year old bulls should be pulled from the breeding field long before the cows come home and fed carefully to restore them to breeding condition for next year. Always vaccinate your bulls with the same vaccines used in the cow herd and consider employing a footrot vaccine.

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Cattle Call at Bragg Creek

Combest Limousin Dispersal

Solid Gold Limousin Sale

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Balamore Farms in Great Village organized a beef tour for beef 4-Her’s from Cumberland and Colchester counties clubs to Lobster Point Farms and Armstrong Brothers - two well known purebred beef operations in Nova Scotia. 36 4-Hers and leaders participated in the all-day event. The Maritime Test Station is full this year with 129 bulls currently on test. Eight of those are Limousin from the Othberg’s of Sussex, New Brunswick. The Maritime Test Station is one of the few in Canada that is capable of calculating Residual Feed Intake numbers for the tested animals. At last year’s sale Limousin was the second highest selling breed with 8 head selling for an average of $4,750. Two of the Limousin that made last year’s sale posted the best RFI numbers of all the animals that made the sale. Congratulations to William Cooper who along with his heifer, PRPY Paynes Blossom, was selected to represent Nova Scotia on its 4-H Beef team at this

year’s Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. The pair had a great showing, placing 2nd in their heat of 10 head. Barb McLaughlin Secretary, Maritime Limousin Association

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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

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

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Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

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

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

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

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Fourth Generation

of the Barr family to show at the Vermilion Fair. Kolton Barr, son of Scott and Jody Barr of Clavet SK, Grandson of Heather and John Barr of Altabarr Farms, Vermilion AB.

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

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

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

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Advertising Index Amaglen Limousin 13 Anchor B Limousin 8 Andrew Ranches Limousin 16 B Bar Cattle 6, 7 Bar 3R Limousin 51 Bar-Dale Limousin 51 Bee Zee Acres 51 Bova-Tech Ltd. 54 Bow Valley Genetics 54 BuyAgro.com 52 Cherway Limousin 51 Cochrane Stock Farms 51 Combest Limousin Farm 51 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 54 de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. 16, 51 Diamond C Ranch 15, 51 Eden Meadows Farm 2 Excel Ranches 18 Fort Ellice Limousin 51 Fouillard Limousin 51 Gardiner Limousin 51 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 54 Greenwood Limousin 51

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R & R Acres’ 15th Annual “Beefmaker” Bull Sale Airdrie, AB Symens Land & Cattle 4th Annual Bull Sale, Claresholm, AB Nordal Limousin Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK JYF Annual Bull Sale, Flintoft, SK

March 5 6-7 11 12 14 15 17 18 19 19 19 21 25 26 28 28

Hollee Limousin & Friends Open House, Janetville, ON 97th Annual Pride of the Prairies Show & Sale, Lloydminster, SK Richmond Ranch Grass Country Bull & Female Sale, Rumsey, AB Range Ready Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK Diamond C Annual Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB de Jager & Guest Andrew Ranches Bull Sale, Brooks, AB Bar 3R Limousin Bull Sale, Oyen, AB Anchor B/ B Bar/ Carpenter Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Prime Limousin Club Bull Sale, Westlock, AB Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale, Bragg Creek, AB Northwest Bull Sale, North Battleford, SK Prairie Gold Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK Lazy S Limousin Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Riverstone Cattle Company Bull Sale, Olds, AB Bee Zee Acres Open House & Private Treaty Sale, Glencoe, ON

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Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale, Douglas, MB After Hours Limousin Open House & Private Treaty Sale, Tara, ON Smart Limousin Open House & Private Treaty Sale, Meaford, ON Peace Country Limousin Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC Windy Gables Open House and Private Treaty Bull & Female Sale, Warkworth, ON Jaymarandy Livestock & Guests The Western Gateway Bull Sale, St. Rose Du Lac, MB

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CJLA Impact Show, Lloydminster, AB

August 9-11 Canadian Beef Industry Conference, Calgary, AB 12 Cattle Call Elite Female Sale, Bragg Creek, AB 21-28 International Limousin Congress 2016, Ireland

September 10

Pinnacle View Limousin Open House, Quesnel, BC

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February 29, 2016 at the Ranch

60 Fall and Two-year-old Bulls Sell SY JBAK RIGHT ONE 641R JYF BONSPIEL 125B

BW: 4.6 WW: 95 YW: 140 M: 30 SC: .95

MISS FLINTOFT 139X JYF BIG TIMBER 47B

BW: 4.4 WW: 84 YW: 129 M: 27 SC: 1.25

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our stall during Agribition and entered our buyer draw. This year’s winner is Payne Livestock

JYF 42Y JYF BOUNTEOUS 609B BW: 4.7 WW: 82 YW: 116 M: 35 SC: .85 Kelly and Norma Yorga (H) 306-263-4432 (C) 306-642-7023 (F) 306-263-4473 norma_yorga@yahoo.ca

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


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