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selling in the Solid Gold Limousin Sale

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at Agribition on Nov 23 at 7PM

FULL SIBLING

FULL SIBLING

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KIND selling in the National Limousin Sale at Farmfair on Nov 9 at 6PM

CFLZ Wildcard X RPY 26D EMBRYOS

Selling EMF Echo 21E PLUS a package of Wildcard x 26D embryos

TERRY & LYNETTE HEPPER & FAMILY R.R.#1 Zehner, SK, S0G 5K0 306.781.4628 or 306.536.7075 2


Unparalleled Opportunity in Colours Of Autumn Sale December 2, 2017 Cookstown, ON

WGL 38C

Wulfs Zolt X421Z x Top Meadow 442M (Dakota) Hetero Polled Bred Safe to Greenwood Curveball

WGL Dora 2D

TMF Redwood 322A x Lakeridge Winona (Tempo) Hetero Polled Bred Safe to WGL Crowley 1C

CWG Dillinger’s Girl 1D

Greenwood PLD Zeppelin x Greenwood PLD Beretta (Tuff Enuff) Homo Polled Bred Safe WGL Crowley 1C Owned with Clark Cattle, Port Hope, ON

WGL Canter 28C

Wulfs Zolt X421Z x TMF Miss 15U (Peak Power) Homo Polled Bred Safe Greenwood Curveball

WGL Daisy Duke 18D

TMF Redwood 322A x Lakeridge Rippa (Crown N 7) Polled Bred Safe WGL Crowley 1C

Opportunity to Flush!

Greenwood PLD Beretta

ROMN Tuff ENuff 103T x Greenwood Zoom Bloom Dam of CWG Dillingers Girl 1D Homo Polled Natural Daughter of Greenwood Zoom Bloom This girl has it all! Owned with Clark Cattle, Port Hope, ON

WGL Dancing Queen 17D

Wulfs Zolt X421Z x Windy Upstage (Majesty) Homo Polled Bred Safe to WGL Crowley 1C

WGL Distant Heart 613D ET

CJSL Windfall 9072W x Ivys Heart 6T (Klint) Hetero Polled Bred Safe WGL Crowley 1C

Semen Opportunity!

WGL Crowley 1C

Wulfs Spring Loaded 3158S x Pinnacle’s Ain’t I Sexy 1A (Yukon) 2016 OLA Grand Champion Bull- Markham Fair 2016 Champion Yearling Bull- RAWF 2016- Runner Up Show Bull of the Year 2016 and 2017 Qualifier RBC Supreme Show 2017 Grand Champion Bull- Lindsay Exhibition 2017 OLA Reserve Champion Bull- Markham Fair …and there is more to come, Easy Moving, Calving Ease Specialist!

Bryce & Nathan Allen RR 4 Box 189, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 P: 705-924-2583 F: 705-924-3385 Nathan’s Cell: 705-761-9426 Email: nathana@alleninsurance.ca brycea@alleninsurance.ca 3


CONTENTS

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F FEATURES EATURES

Fall 2017 • Vol. 13 No. 2

Official publication of the Canadian Limousin Association

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DEPARTMENTS 16 CLA Office Update - English 17 CLA Office Update - French

20 Ontario Commercial Tour

23 CLA President’s Report

22 Meet the CLA President

31 CJLA News

24 Future of the Breed - Martens Livestock

51 CCA President’s Report

28 Australian/Canadian Youth Exchange Re-Cap

50 A Breeder’s Veterinary Perspective 52 Masterfeeds Beef Newsletter

30 Meet the CJLA Directors

53 Livestock Gentec

33 Ontario Junior Limousin News Flash

38 National Limousin Show Judge Q & A

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British Columbia News

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Manitoba News

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Alberta News

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Saskatchewan News

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Ontario News

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Quebec News

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Maritime News

39 The Real World 47 CanFax Market Summary

SHOW & SALE RESULTS 32 Limousin 4-H Results 33 Barrie Fair Junior Show Results

Provincial News

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Social News

34 CJLA National Impact Show Results 45 2017 Maritime Junior Limousin Show 46 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Cover photo by: Vintage Studios & Design/ Lingley Livestock 4

Proudly Published By: Todays Publishing Inc. Box 2330 Warmanm SK S0K 4S0 Ph: 306-934-9696 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com www.limousinvoice.net


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March 17, 2018 Thank you to our Cattle Call buyers Kurt Wilkie (Runaway Ranch) • Arlene Butler (Triple Herd Ranch) • Scott & Jackie Payne (Greenwood Limousin) • Mark Ambrose • John & Kitty Goodish (Tubmill Creek Farms)

Rob & Marci Matthews 403.585.8660 Amanda & Chris Haywood 403.470.1812 Bragg Creek, Alberta highlandstockfarms@gmail.com highlandstockfarm.ca 5


The Boys Of Summer Are Headed For The Bi g Leagues...

You’ll want to keep an eye on these young prospects this winter at www.amaglenlimousin.ca, www.manitobabulltest.com and Facebook

And These Girls Are In A League Of Their Own!

Amanda Scott

Amaglen Diva ( Wulfs Xtractor)

Champion All Other Breed Bred Heifer at Manitoba Round-up Reserve All Other Breed Female at Manitoba Round-up Reserve Champion Heifer Virden 4H Interclub Champion Heifer Lenore 4H Club Reserve Champion Limousin Female Harding Fair

Laura Seward

Gerry ( Wulfs Xpotential)

Grand Champion Steer Manitou 4H Interclub Reserve Champion Steer at Canadian Junior Impact Show Champion Home Raised Steer Manitou 4H Interclub

Heifer calves, bred heifers, steer prospects and select cow packages available by private treaty

Ian and Bonnie Hamilton Amanda and Clint Seward Box 55, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 6

One of the 15 Platinum Elite Herds in Canada What You Measure, You can Manage!

Ph: 204-246-2312 Cell: 204-823-1240 amaglen@inetlink.ca www.amaglenlimousin.ca

Bull Test Manager: 204 851-1165


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The Millers

Excel Polled Dream

Sire: Excel Polled Barn Burner Bred April 17th to Billy the Kid

THANK YOU TO OUR BUYERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

BULLS R and L Farms, Rick and Larry Laughlin, Youngstown • Larry Tanaschyk, Veteran (2) • Connors Bros. Ranching, Hanna (2) • Landis Ranch, Hanna (2) • H-D Farms, Vauxhall • Ridge Ranch, Hanna

Excel Polled Broadway Sire: New Life Cowboy

RR 1 Site 1 Box 5 Westlock Ab T7P 2N9

Cody: 780-349-0644 codymiller8@gmail.com

“Striving to produce the finest Limousin feeder cattle on the planet”

COMMERCIALLY ORIENTED

Limousin

FEEDER CATTLE JGL Livestock, Jason Petland  •  Andy Rock Livestock, Murray Tolton CATTLE CALL “B BAR SLATE” PICK LOT DC Farms, Doug and Carolyn Johnson, Barrhead • Wagner Livestock, Chris Wagner, Cherhill

ANDREW RANCHING Greg & Linnea 403.377.2572 glandrew@eidnet.org ANDREW RANCHES Tim & Lois 403.779.2273 tlandrew@netago.ca  @AndrewTlandrew

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December 2, 2017 • Cookstown, ON Red Maple Easy Peasy 3E

Red Maple Erotic Kiss 1E

Sire: Wulfs Audition Dam: SCF Uppercrust 2U DOB: January 4, 2017 BW: 4.7 WW: 59 YW: 82 MK: 31 SC: 0.68 REA: 0.76

Sire: Wulfs Willard Dam: Red Maple Zena 57Z DOB: January 1, 2017 BW: 2.8 WW: 65 YW: 88 MK: 24 SC: 0.26 REA: 0.50

Red Maple Dirty Secret 6D

Red Maple Dusty Rose 7D

Red Maple Daytona 21D

Sire: Wulfs Apostle Dam: B Bar Starburst 18A DOB: February 4, 2016 BW: -1.0 WW: 52 YW: 72 MK: 34 SC: 1.07 REA: 0.52 Bred June 20th to SYES Backstage

Sire: Wulfs Amazing Bull Dam: Red Maple Amber Rose 6A DOB: February 5, 2016 BW: 0.8 WW: 66 YW: 92 MK: 29 SC: 0.83 REA: 0.63 Bred May 4th to SYES Backstage

Sire: Pinch Hill Bacon Dam: Pinch Hill Boo Yeah 409B DOB: March 26, 2016 BW: 1.8 WW: 57 YW: 85 MK: 22 SC: 0.53 REA: 0.19 Bred May 25th to Red Maple Dollar General 14D

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December 2, 2017 Cookstown, ON

Wulfs Dial Pad I013D ET Homo Polled Wulfs Aostle T343A x Wulfs Yam Pudding 1437Y Bw: 0.8 Ww: 80 Yw: 110 Milk: 35 Tm: 75

We are selling semen acks in The Colours of Autumn Sale

26406 470th Avenue Morris, MN 56267 Phone: 320.392.5802 ax: 320.392.5319 Email: Wul@WulCattle.com

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4240 Concession Rd 4 Orono, ON L0B 1M0 Phone: 905.786.24.25 Cell: 905.718.2185 Email: brheggman@ hotmail.com

River Pine Cattle Co. Anthony Stadnyk Box 177 Vita, MB R0A 20 Phone: 204.392.8777

David Clark 2280 McCullough Rd Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Phone: 905.786.2304 Cell: 905.449.0149 clarkcattle1@hotmail.ca


Clarks Exotic Dancer 777E

Clarks Dazzling Kiss 645D

JYF Bookmark 115B x Richmond Angel Face SRD 170A Double Polled • Born May 2, 2017

Wulfs Yonkers K682Y x Clarks A Wet Kiss 169A Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Homo Polled • Due March Bw: 4.1 Ww: 78 Yw: 114 Milk: 24

Clarks Charleen 620C

Clarks Calendar Girl 618C

Bw: 1.5 Ww: 73 Yw: 98 Milk: 32

December 2, 2017 Cookstown, ON

Selling pick of 2018 calf crop Consigning 25 lots Embryo matings

Wulfs Audition T318A x Hollees Zinfendel Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Double Polled • Due January Bw: 3.9 Ww: 56 Yw: 81 Milk: 36

Wulfs Audition T318A x TMCK Rhoda 61T Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Homo Polled • Due January Bw: 4.3 Ww: 59 Yw: 92 Milk: 34

Clarks Cute Zinger 630C

Clarks Cookie 621C

Wulfs Zion 9167Z x DKC Zinger Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Homo Polled • Due January Bw: -0.1 Ww: 66 Yw: 86 Milk: 27

Wulfs Yonkers K682Y x DKC Polled Rich Cookie Bred to Wulfs Bank Robber Homo Polled • Due January Bw: 2.9 Ww: 60 Yw: 79 Milk: 35

Sale Managed By:

Sales Consultant:

Indian River Cattle Company 1870 Settlers Line, RR1 Indian River, ON Billy's Cell: 705.761.0896 Jaunita's Cell: 705.772.2697 ircc@nexicom.net

Venture Livestock Enterprises Wayne Burgess Box 1654, Carstairs, AB Phone: 403.813.8416 vle.burgess@gmail.com

Wulfs Compliant x B Bar Cassidy Wulfs Compliant x Wulfs Usheilia Wulfs Billy The Kid x TMF Miss 727T

Auctioneer: Carl Wright Phone: 519.369.7489

David Clark 2280 McCullough Rd Port Hope, ON L1A 3V7 Phone: 905.786.2304 Cell: 905.449.0149 clarkcattle1@hotmail.ca 15


CLA OFFICE UPDATE will no longer be a $10/day late penalty, your penalty for being late will be that all assessment age females will be enrolled on January 16th and no refund will be given.

By Tessa Verbeek

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elcome to the Fall 2017 edition of the Limousin Voice magazine. The summer gone by has been a great one for the Limousin breed! We have seen many opportunities for socializing with peers in the industry, outstanding junior accomplishments, and bubbling excitement for the upcoming fall show and sale season. Your connections and friendships within the industry can take you a long way as a breeder. Reputation is built on sound genetics and standing behind those genetics, but also in getting out and being an active participant in the industry and within your breed. As fall feeder sales take place make sure to take the time to be a part of your customer’s successes by attending. The Canadian Limousin Association Annual General Meeting was held in conjunction with the Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba at the end of July. Congratulations and thank you to the volunteers who dedicated a great deal of effort to hosting this annual gathering of the breed in Manitoba this year. Thank you also to Laura Ecklund, our CJLA Coordinator, who went above and beyond for this event. Your CLA Board of Directors are committed to investing resources in the future of the Limousin breed and attracting new youth membership through a robust junior program. The CLA Board of Directors met in Portage la Prairie for an in-person board meeting. The following items are pertinent to communicate to membership: - WHE Change: Effective immediately, if you have not completed your disposals/ assessment by January 15th each year all assessment age females will be enrolled for the current year. Refunds are only given on enrolled heifers calving for the first time providing disposal information has been filed by the member both on the heifer and her calf. WHE deadline remains January 15th annually. There 16

- Membership Development & Breed Promotion Plans: Several initiatives are being undertaken to advance the Limousin breed and develop the skills of our own membership. An annual “Promoter of the Breed Award” is being considered, in addition to the current Award of Distinction. A “New Limousin Breeder Program” is being discussed and a proposal will be taken to the Board at their December in-person meeting for further discussion. The CLA Breed Improvement Committee has plans to host webinars on various topics such as genomics, marketing, data collection, and development, management and feeding of cattle. This idea is still in it’s early stages, but we look forward to sharing further details with membership when they are available. The idea of contracting a Limousin field rep to complete specific tasks pertaining to the commercial sector has been discussed at great length by your CLA Board of Directors. This topic has been tabled until their December in-person meeting. Many initiatives by the CLA Commercial Committee are being rolled out this fall including a Limousin sale result reporting contest that rewards the market who reports the most exceptional Limousin sale result to us in the fall and spring sale runs. Across the board efforts are being made to ramp up CLA involvement in bringing Limousin to the forefront of the commercial sector. - By-law Changes: Numerous CLA by-law changes were approved and are currently pending approval by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada before they become effective. Proxy voting was removed, and all voting will now be done by mail in ballot for the election of directors and by-law amendments. The CLA Board of Directors will be comprised of a minimum of 7 and a maximum of nine 9 Directors, instead of the current mandatory 9 Directors. Nominations for any election of Director shall be received by the Association no later than 120 days prior to the AGM in the form prescribed by the Board. Ample notification of this will be sent to membership in the New Year. Ballots will be mailed to all members at least 90 days prior to the AGM and must be returned to the Association postmarked at least 60 days prior to the AGM. The by-law “All animals consigned

to the National Limousin Sale must be sire verified in order to sell” was approved, however, as with all aforementioned bylaw changes this will not be in effect for the 2017 National Show & Sale as it has not yet been approved by the Minister. Joe Epperly, Assistant Executive Director of the North American Limousin Foundation, attended our Annual General Meeting and CJLA Impact Show once again this year. Joe brought with him valuable updates from NALF and an invitation to attend the 2018 International Limousin Congress (ILC) to be held July 19-27, 2018 in Colorado. Besides his official duties he also put on a fitting demonstration and judged competitions at the CJLA Impact Show. In September both Joe Epperly and Brittany Barrick left NALF to move on to new career opportunities. On behalf of the CLA staff, board and membership I would like to thank both individuals for all they have done to collaborate with CLA and assist us in breed improvement and DNA matters. You will both be missed and your friends to the North wish you the best! Next summer may seem like a long way off still, but it is shaping up to be a summer of events you will not want to miss. In addition to ILC in Colorado, please make plans to come to Great Village, Nova Scotia where Balamore Farms Ltd. will be hosting the CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting for the first time in the Maritimes! I can tell you from personal experience attending the very successful Maritime Junior Limousin Show – it is going to be a highlight of your summer! Events will take place August 1-4, 2018 and a hotel block is available at the Holiday Inn in Truro, Nova Scotia. Additionally, the Canadian Beef Industry Conference will be moving to London, Ontario for the third annual event August 14-16, 2018. Looking forward to the busy fall season I invite you to please join us in Edmonton, Alberta at Farmfair International for the National Limousin Show & Sale on November 9th. All the best with fall weaning and shipping. When it comes down to it commercial producers are paid by the pound and those producers utilizing Limousin genetics will reap the benefits of heterosis and cross-breeding with Limousin. Buyers will be seeking the calves with the pink tags as they can be assured they will yield well and more easily reach optimal carcass weight than straight British bred calves.


NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ACL juniors. Les membres du Conseil d’administration de l’ALC se sont rencontrés en personne lors d’une réunion régulière du CA à Portage la Prairie. Les éléments suivants sont d’intérêt pour tous les membres:

Par Tessa Verbeek

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ienvenue à notre édition de l’automne 2017 de la revue Limousin Voice. L’été est terminé et la dernière saison estivale a été très intéressante pour la race Limousin! Nous avons eu plusieurs occasions de sociabiliser avec nos collègues de l’industrie, d’apprécier les formidables réalisations de nos membres juniors, et de nouspréparer fébrilement en vue de la prochaine saison des expositions et des ventes de production. En tant qu’éleveur, vos relations et vos liens d’amitié peuvent vous mener très loin.Une bonne réputation se bâtit notammenten offrant des sujets de bonne qualité génétique et en ayant un bon service après-vente, mais il est également important de s’impliquer activement au niveau de l’industrie et de la race. À l’occasion des ventes de veaux d’embouche, faites-vous un devoir d’être présent afin de supporter vos clients. L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’Association Limousin du Canada s’est tenue à la fin de juillet à Portage la Prairie au Manitoba, conjointement avec la Compétition Impact des membres juniors Limousin canadiens. Félicitations et sincères remerciements à tous les bénévoles qui se sont dévoués généreusement en étant les hôtes cette année au Manitoba de nos célébrations annuelles de la race. Merci également à Laura Ecklund, notre coordonnatrice de l’Association des Jeunes Éleveurs Limousin du Canada ( CJLA ), laquelle a littéralement remué ciel et terre pour s’assurer du succès de cette activité. Les membres de votre Conseil d’administration sont convaincus de l’importance d’investir des ressources dans le futur de notre race, en intéressant de nouveaux jeunes avec un programme complet de développement des membres

- Changement au programme WHE: en vigueur immédiatement, si vous n’avez pas complété au 15 janvier vos réformes/vos choix de femelles enrôlées, toutes vos femelles ayant l’âge requis seront alors enrôlées automatiquement pour l’année en cours. Des remboursements seront seulement accordés pour les taures ayant vêler pour la première fois, et à la condition que le membre ait fourni les informations touchant la réforme de la taure et de son veau. La date limite au programme WHE demeure le 15 janvier de chaque année. Il n’y aura plus de frais de 10$/tête pour cause de retard, votre pénalité en raison d’un retard sera que toutes vos femelles ayant l’âge requis seront enrôlées automatiquement le 16 janvier de l’année en cours, et aucun remboursement ne sera possible. - Développement des connaissances pour les membres et plan de promotion de la race: nous avons entrepris plusieurs nouvelles initiatives visant à faire progresser la race Limousin et à développer les connaissances chez nos membres. En plus de notre structure actuelle de prix de distinction, nous considérons ajouter annuellement un nouveau prix de Promoteur de la race. Nous discutons également au sujet d’un Programme pour les nouveaux éleveurs Limousin, et une proposition sera soumise pour discussion à la prochaine réunion du Conseil d’administration en décembre prochain. Le comité d’amélioration de la race planifie organiser des webinaires touchant différents sujets tels que la génomique, le marketing, la cueillette de données, le développement et la gestion, et l’alimentation des bovins. Les discussions à ce sujet n’en sont qu’au stade initial, toutefois nous avons hâte d’informer tous les membres aussitôt que plus de détails seront disponibles. Les membres du Conseil d’administration de l’ALC ont longuement discuté l’idée de recruter un propagandiste de la race Limousin, lequel effectuerait certains mandats reliés aux producteurs commerciaux. On a décidé de remettre

le sujet à l’ordre du jour de la prochaine réunion en décembre des membres du Conseil d’administration. Le Comité commercial de l’ALC mettra en place plusieurs nouvelles initiatives cet automne, notamment une compétition récompensant les marchés de bétail qui nous transmettront au courant de l’automne et du printemps prochain les meilleurs résultats des ventes de génétique Limousin. Des efforts sont faits à plusieurs niveaux par l’ALC afin d’améliorer la présence et la visibilité de la race Limousin dans le secteur de la production commerciale. - Changements à nos statuts et règlements: Certains changements à nos statuts et règlements ont été approuvés par l’Assemblée Générale, ils deviendront en vigueur aussitôt qu’ils auront été approuvés par le Ministre de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire du Canada. La procédure de vote par procuration a été éliminée, et dorénavant tous les votes se feront par la poste, avec des bulletins de vote utilisés autant pour les élections des administrateurs que pour les propositions de changementsà nos statuts et règlements. Le Conseil d’administration de l’ALC sera composé d’un minimum de sept (7) et d’un maximum de neuf (9)administrateurs, au lieu du nombre obligatoire actuel de neuf. Les mises en nomination pour n’importe lequel poste d’administrateur doivent être reçues par l’Association, selon le format demandé par le Conseil, au moins cent vingt (120) jours avant la date de l’AGA. Toutes les informations pertinentes à ce sujet seront envoyées aux membres au début de la nouvelle année. Les bulletins de vote seront postés aux membres au moins quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours avant la date de l’AGA, et ils devront être retournés à l’Association, le cachet de la poste faisant foi de la date d’envoi, au moins soixante jours avant la date de l’AGA. Le règlement “Tous les animaux consignés à la Vente Nationale Limousin doivent avoir un père confirmé par analyse de la parenté afin de pouvoir être vendu” a été approuvé, toutefois, tel que cela est le cas pour tous les autres changements approuvés, cette règle ne pourra pas être en vigueur pour le Concours et la Vente Nationale Limousin 2017, car ce nouveau règlement n’a pas encore été approuvé par le Ministre.

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Encore une fois cette année, M. Joe Epperly, Directeur Général Adjoint de la Fondation Nord-Américaine Limousin ( NALF ), était présent à notre Assemblée Générale Annuelle et à la Compétition Impact des CJLA. Joe nous a présenté des nouvelles d’intérêt aux affaires de la NALF, en plus de nous inviter à assister au Congrès Limousin International ( ILC ), qui se tiendra au Colorado du 19 au 27 juillet 2018. En plus de son travail officiel de représentation, il a également pris part à une démonstration de préparation d’animaux, et il a jugé les diverses compétitions au Concours des CJLA. En septembre dernier, mentionnons que Joe Epperly et Brittany Barrick ont tous les deux quitté la “NALF” pour entreprendre de nouvelles opportunités professionnelles. Au nom du personnel de l’ALC, des membres du Conseil et de tous les membres, je tiens à les remercier tous les deux pour toute leur collaboration avec l’ALC, ainsi que leur contribution touchant l’amélioration génétique de la race et les analyses d’ADN. Vous nous manquerez tous

les deux et vos amis du Nord vous souhaitent tout le succès possible dans la poursuite de vos carrières! L’été prochain semble bien loin de nous, toutefois les choses se dessinent de telle manière qu’on devrait vivre un été chargé d’évènements à ne pas manquer. En plus du Congrès mondial “ILC” qui sera au Colorado, faites vos plans pour vous rendre à Great Village en Nouvelle-Écosse, là où la Ferme Balamore Ltd accueillera pour la première fois dans les Maritimes le Concours Impact des “CJLA”, ainsi que l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ALC. Ayant participé au très réussi Concours Junior Limousin des Maritimes, je peux vous affirmer sans me tromper qu’il s’agira d’un moment mémorable de votre été! Les activités se dérouleront du 1er au 4 août 2018, et un groupe de chambres a été réservé au Holiday Inn de Truro, en Nouvelle-Écosse. De plus, la Conférence de l’industrie bovine Canadienne se déplacera à London en Ontario, pour y tenir son troisième

évènement annuel du 14 au 16 août 2018. Nous aurons un automne tout aussi occupé et, à cet effet, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous à Edmonton, en Alberta, pour participer auConcours et à la Vente Nationale Limousin 2017, le 9 novembre prochain. Tout le succès avec les sevrages de l’automne et la vente des veaux. Les producteurs commerciaux sont payés selon le poids des veaux vendus, de sorte que les producteurs employant la génétique Limousin profiteront des bénéfices de la vigueur hybride et des croisements effectués avec la race Limousin. Les acheteurs vont rechercher les veaux portant des boucles d’oreille roses, car ils seront assurés que ces veaux auront un meilleur rendement et obtiendront plus facilement un poids optimal de carcasse que les veaux d’influence britannique.

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

www.limousin.com

CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com PAST-PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Phone: (306) 781-4628 Email: thepper@yourlink.ca VICE

VICE PRESIDENT Eric Boon Phone: (306) 280-8795 Email: bbarcattleco@gmail.com TREASURER Bill Zwambag Phone: (519) 287-3219 Email: bzwambag@execulink.com

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

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REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise & AJ Smith Phone: (403) 253-7309 Email: limousin@limousin.com CJLA CO-ORDINATOR Laura Ecklund Email: cjla@limousin.com

Tim Andrew Phone: (403) 854-6335 Email: tlandrew@netago.ca Joe Cooper Phone: (902) 893-0744 Email: j.cooper@balamore.com Dan Darling Phone: (905) 375-4019 Email: dmdarling13@gmail.com

Mike Geddes Phone: (519) 599-6776 Email: mike@topmeadowfarms.com Matthew Heleniak Phone: (519) 537-1451 Email: matth@norpacbeef.com Cody Miller Phone: (780) 349-0644 Email: codymiller8@gmail.com

Provincial Association Presidents MARITIMES ALBERTA John-Calvin Siddall Chris Haywood Phone: (902) 664-8008 Phone: (403) 850-9665 Email: jfsiddall@nsac.ca Email: chris@anodizingcalgary.ca 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 Bill Campbell Murray Shaw Phone: (204) 776-2322 Phone: (519) 864-4030 Email: cam.limousin@gmail.com Email: bear.creek.farm@hotmail.com SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email: jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com


1:00 pm

National Limousin Show

5:00 PM

Cocktails & Appetizers

5:30 PM

Sale Starts

B Bar Cattle Boss Lake Genetics DC Farms Diamond C Limousin Eden Meadow Farms Excel Ranches Greenwood Limousin

Payne Livestock Pinnacle View Limousin Plains Limousin RCN Livestock Richmond Ranch Symens Land & Cattle venture livestock

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For decades those of us in the commercial cattle industry have taken our feeder cattle to auction markets. When those top end calves are purchased at exceptional prices, we have been told that they are head “East”. The CLA is coordinating a tour to explore the feeding and processing industry in the highest value market in the nation.

Proposed Itinerary Tuesday, January 9 - Fly to Toronto Wednesday, January 10 - Tour St. Helens Packers, one of the largest privately owned beef processing plants in Canada. Specializing in Halal and known for high yield and Certified Angus Beef Production. Thursday, January 11 - Tour OLEX Kitchener/Waterloo, weekly live fat cattle auction where butchers to large processors procure a portion of their needs. Tour Amish/Mennonite farm where the people’s religious beliefs preclude motorized assistance. These operations value the high conversions and returns that Limousin cattle provide. Evening in London. Friday, January 12 - Ontario Cattle Feeders Annual Convention, Best Western Lamplighter Inn, London: Ontario premier cattle feeders have joined together and developed a protocol and market a distinct brand of Ontario Corn Fed Beef that is consistent. The alliance supplies not only a significant portion of the Ontario marketplace but is also exporting to the middle and far East. This is their 20th annual convention where the group hosts speakers who focus on production, human relations, and economics. The evening is highlighted by the “Taste of Ontario” banquet with its exceptional “family” style prime rib banquet and charity auction. Saturday, January 13 - Morning: Wind up breakfast Ontario Cattle Industry Convention. Noon: travel to Mitchell. Tour Chaffe Beef Farms, family owned cattle feeding operation specializing in feeding high end Limousin and Charolais heifers. Tour Legge Beef, Chesley, 5th generation cattle feeding operation specializing in steers sourced primarily from eastern Alberta. Tour Smart Limousin, Meaford, purebred Limousin cow-calf producer featuring both 1850 still in use barn along with modern housing facilities. Sunday, January 14 - Tour Schaus Land and Cattle: touring two state of the art cattle feeding operations owned by Ken and Wally Schause of Elmwood. Touring the Elmwood Buying Station and Alliston lot giving a comprehensive oversight of the Ontario cattle procurement, feeding and feed processing industry. Supper at Charcoal Steak House, Kitchener, one of Ontario’s most celebrated white table cloth restaurants, featuring Norpac product. Monday, January 15 - Morning: Tour Norwich Packers/Norpac, Norwich, family owned cattle processing facility specializing in Limousin harvest. Tour revolutionary induction barn, harvest facility, HACCIP protocol, dry age room, specialized carcass evaluation process as well as animal by product marketing. Tour Norwich finishing barns. Afternoon: Tour Shaw’s Ice Cream, St. Thomas, family owned, CFIA approved, ice cream processing plant specializing in production of high quality ice cream. Return to London, supper on your own. Tuesday, January 16 - Fly home Since the area is so well served by three airports, Toronto, London and Kitchener, there is the option to take in portion of the tour as one would like.

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MEET THE CLA PRESIDENT several years incorporating new genetics through the years. Showing their cattle has always been a part of their marketing plan for their operation. Starting with entering local shows, they soon expanded their horizons to attending Farmfair International for the first time in 1999. “It was a hugely eye-opening experience after small town BC shows, but the people we met and the relationships we built simply solidified our decision that we had chosen the right breed,” recalls Erin. Erin Kishkan of Quesnel, British Columbia was elected as the new President of the Canadian Limousin Association by the CLA Board of Directors on July 29, 2017 following the CLA Annual General Meeting in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. Erin is the second woman to hold office as President of the Canadian Limousin Association, with Mary Hertz having been the first. She is also the Association’s youngest President. She comes to the role with a wealth of experience from serving for three years as a Director on the CLA Board and her passion for the breed is evident. Erin was born and raised on the property where she currently resides. The land was purchased by her parents from her maternal grandparents in the early 1980s. Her father, Rob Swaan, and his brother built Pinnacle View Dairy and developed the land that is now their main farm. The family milked cows until the early 1990s when Rob’s endeavours grew significantly and the family branched out to raising broiler chickens. Pinnacle Poultry had 28,000 birds per flock which diversified the farm until 2000 when they sold the quota. In addition to Pinnacle Poultry, they also expanded into wood pellet manufacturing with the inception of Pinnacle Pellet. As the pellet mill grew steadily busier the decision was made to sell the dairy cows and quota. Erin began her 4-H career during this time and although the dairy cows were gone, her love for cattle never faded. It was through a family friend that the Swaan family was introduced to the Limousin breed and after a few 4-H heifer purchases, Pinnacle View Limousin was born in 1990. The Swaan family grew and developed their Limousin herd over the next 22

Erin attended Olds College and obtained an Agriculture Production diploma in 2002 and graduated with an Agri Business Degree in 2004. She brought this new knowledge back to the family farm and has been a main operator of their enterprise ever since. Erin married her high school sweetheart, Eric Kishkan, in 2005 and worked on and off at Pinnacle Pellet for three years before turning her focus to raising their three children, son Aiden (10) and daughters Austyn (7) and Andie (6) and managing their herd of Limousin cattle. Although British breeds have typically dominated herds in the British Columbia interior, the Swaan family saw potential in the Limousin breed, “My family has never been one to follow the masses,” Erin states, “We believed in the carcass merits, yield, cutability, and longevity that the Limousin cattle offered. We saw areas where we could continually and consistently improve not only our own herd, but the entire breed through smart breeding choices and tough culling practices. With how far our breed has come in the last 15 years we are constantly reminded that we made the right choice to stick with ‘The Carcass Breed.’ Over the course of the past 17 years Pinnacle View Limousin has experienced its share of trials and tribulations, however it is their triumphs that have kept them moving forward. “In the late 1990s I purchased two heifers from Express Ranches as part of their junior heifer scholarship program. These two females not only earned me several thousand dollars in scholarships towards my post secondary education, but they went on to be matriarchs in our herd producing females that are still some of our most consistent

females today,” Erin recalls, “Further to that, one of those females, along with three others, became part of our embryo donor program and produced 40 purebred Limousin embryos that we exported to China.” This would put exporting onto Pinnacle View Limousin’s expanding resumé and they have since sent genetics to the United States and Australia. They have had many successes in the show ring including several Supreme Champions at local BC shows and division Champions and Reserve Champions at Farmfair International and Canadian Western Agribition. The most exciting memory from the show road was being awarded Grand Champion Female at Canadian Western Agribition in 2013. If you attend their biannual Open House you will immediately notice the multitude of banners adorning the walls in their shop, however for Erin and her family it is not all about the banners that you come home with. “Many would consider show ring banners a true sign of success in the purebred industry. But, in my opinion, the relationships we have built, the respect we have gained as leaders in the breed and in the industry, and the notoriety we have brought to our breed locally is by far our biggest triumph.” Pinnacle View Limousin has been a true leader in British Columbia in showing the merits of the Limousin breed and promoting the docility of the breed today to commercial buyers. “The local BC market has typically been a tough one to crack as they are very fond of their British cattle. But as market demands change, so does their need to introduce more hybrid vigour,” Erin goes on to say,“It is one of our goals to really develop our local market, dispel some old Limousin reputation, and become the terminal breed of choice for commercial cattlemen.” Erin stands by the job Limousin breeders have done to better the breed, and feels it is her duty as a breeder to be a part of the conversation to educate others in the industry about the value of the breed. “I believe our breed as a whole has done a fantastic job in the last 15 or so years of improving temperament, fertility, and structural soundness while


maintaining our famous carcass traits, yield, and efficiency. It is my goal as a Limousin breeder to help bring factual information to the industry to not only prove our maternal qualities, but more importantly demonstrate our efficiencies and carcass yields in a feedlot application.”

more manageable number of bulls and females to market.

Additionally, Erin is committed to dedicating focused effort to cultivating the future of the Limousin breed through youth membership and supporting new breeders, “As a Limousin breeder I also feel it is my job to help promote the breed and get youth involved in order to increase the popularity of the breed and help new breeders get started. The future of our breed lies within the breeders and their commitment to upholding the integrity of the herd book and promoting the merits of our breed to others.”

Erin is looking forward to her next three years on the CLA Board of Directors and has the following words for CLA membership:

Pinnacle View Limousin has brought their cow numbers down over the past two years to shorten their calving interval and remove lower quality animals and cull undesirable traits. This has also allowed them to maintain a

Erin speaks to this decision, “This has brought our quality up and one of our main goals in our program is to maintain that quality through smart and informed breeding choices and tough culling.”

“It has been incredibly eye opening to see an Association from the inside and gain a true appreciation for what it takes on a daily basis to keep our office running. I have been on the forefront of many of the major decisions that have affected our Association and am proud of the outcome thus far. I strongly encourage anyone who wants to gain a stronger understanding of how our Association is run, or how the decisions are made, to let your name stand for director election in the future.

I am now venturing into uncharted territory, I am reassured by all ofthe kind words and encouragement that have already been passed onto me. For that I thank you. We are entering a very exciting time in the industry where the continental breeds are gaining significant ground in the forefront of many commercial producer’s programs. As a Board, one of our goals is to become more commercially focused and I strive to help maintain that. The main priority of the CLA is to uphold the integrity of our herdbook, but further to that, to serve our members and provide them with tools to make sound breeding and marketing decisions. It takes a whole team of office staff and your entire Board of Directors to make it all happen and I would like to personally thank each of them for their commitment to this breed and its success.”

By Tessa Verbeek CLA General Manager

I was truly honoured to be elected as your CLA President, and although

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am very excited to be writing my very first report to you as your new CLA President. I was honoured to not only be reelected to your Board of Directors, but also be selected as your new President. I was naturally a bit apprehensive of taking the position at first, being one of the younger and more inexperienced board members. However, I have so far received nothing but encouragement and reassurance from our members which has been very relieving for me. I feel my last three years of experience on the board has given me the tools and perspective I need to help lead

this Association, couple that with an incredibly dedicated and passionate group of staff and directors, and we are in for some exciting times in our breed. Your Board of Directors and I are working on a few different projects and initiatives to bring income and innovation to our association. We are working on becoming more commercially focused, working with feedlots, auction markets, and commercial cattlemen, among several other mandates to serve you better. We constantly strive to uphold our mission statement of being the number one terminal breed of choice and we hope to do that with the ideas and concepts that have come forth from you, our members, whilst maintaining our herdbook and of course staying within our budget. The CLA has several resources available to you to help you market

your bulls, females, commercial calves, and your client’s calves. We encourage you to take advantage of those resources and use them as much as possible to promote your program. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to contact me or any of your other CLA board members with ideas, suggestions, questions, or concerns you would like to see discussed and/or clarified for the Association. We make every effort to fully examine every idea that may improve our Association on a national level. We are a national organization and must ensure that each decision made is for the betterment of all members coast to coast. Thank you for the confidence you have bestowed upon me. Respectfully yours, Erin Kishkan 23


FUTURE OF THE BREED MARTENS LIVESTOCK, ERIC AND REBECCA MARTENS by Tessa Verbeek

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ric and Rebecca Martens are proof that hard work, determination, and passion are the ingredients to building a successful agricultural operation as a young family. Furthermore, the vast variety of resources available to breeders in today’s beef industry have propelled Martens Livestock forward, “It’s exciting to be able to utilize some of these technologies that can help us to raise the best animals possible.”

The Martens’ story starts as a couple of farm kids growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Eric south of Saskatoon, near Hanley and Rebecca just north of Regina near Strasbourg. Eric’s family had a mixed operation of organic farming and a commercial Limousin/Simmental/Hereford cow herd while Rebecca’s family farm was primarily a grain operation with a small herd of mainly Charolais cattle. Upon completing high school, she went to the University of Saskatchewan and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture majoring in animal science and minoring in rangeland resources. Eric participated in an International Agricultural Exchange Program after high school which took him to Australia for nine months. He worked in central Queensland on a purebred Santa Gertrudis ranch and then moved further inland to an 800-head cow/calf pair and 3000 head grass-finishing operation before returning to the Saskatchewan prairies. In the summer of 2002, Eric and Rebecca both took on jobs working in the barns at Dallas Valley Ranch Camp as riding instructors for this summer youth camp. Although Rebecca was smitten from day

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one, it took two summers of working together before Eric realized he had better hang onto Rebecca! They were married in 2007 and welcomed son Jackson in 2010, and daughters Jessa in 2012 and Lexi in 2015. In addition to their cattle, Eric has always worked off farm as well. His jobs have varied from working on oil rigs to driving truck and working underground in a potash mine. He has recently accepted a position in sales at Young’s Equipment in Raymore, Saskatchewan. Rebecca has worked in a home for people with mental disabilities as well as driving school bus in the past. However, in recent years her days have been very full looking after their children and the farm. Eric began owning his own cattle at a young age and with the 2004 purchase of land around Kelliher, Saskatchewan, he began growing a commercial herd. The couple was running over 200 cow/calf pairs and backgrounding calves until life circumstances changed and they dispersed in 2009. The Martens relocated to Strasbourg area in 2011 and purchased a few purebred Limousin animals from Marty and Donna Bohrson’s dispersal. They have been slowly growing their purebred herd as well as a small commercial herd ever since. They use their commercial cows as embryo recipients and to produce beef for farm gated meat. The Martens have always


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6 days…32,000+ kilometers…many new friends and endless memories! I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to partake in the 2017 CJLA Canadian/ Australian Youth Exchange. After a long weekend in Portage la Prairie at the CJLA Impact Show I hopped on a plane and started my journey to Australia. I kicked things off at Graneta Limousins (Jon and Leny Gaffney) where I spent two days touring the local area, their herd and helping Jon picture the sale bulls for their upcoming annual sale. From there I travelled with Jen-Daview Limousins (David, Jenny, Brent and Corey Evans) to Brisbane for the Royal Queensland Show – EKKA. I was with the Evans’ for the week and it was really neat to compare their major

purebred and steer show to what we have here in Canada. I was super excited when the Evans family allowed me to show and it was an honour to show the Junior Champion Limousin Bull! The Limousin breed excelled in the steer show where both champion steers on hoof and hook were Limousin influenced. The excitement didn’t stop there for the Limousin breed as Flemington Cupcake L3 was selected as the Champion Interbreed Female at the end of the show! After attending EKKA I flew down to Wagga where I spent the next week at Birubi Limousin with Glen and Susie Trout preparing for their on property production sale. During the week I was able to take some time and tour local herds such

as Flemington Limousin, Garren-Park Limousin and Summit Livestock. I was able to spend my last week in Australia touring the Dubbo Zoo, Manly Beach, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House in Sydney with the Loudon family. Having the experience of travelling to Australia allowed me to make so many connections. The knowledge I gained and the ability to take in every aspect of different types of operations was truly amazing. I encourage any CJLA Junior Members who are eligible to apply for this once in a life time experience to apply now! The connections you will make and the overall experience is definitely worth it!

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Breed Show would take place during the Sydney Royal Easter Show. The show was massive with close to 250 head of Limousin cattle entered, 20 of which were in the Birubi string. The following week was insanely busy having 20 head of cattle to care for but also incredibly fun! I met so many incredible people throughout this time. It was a huge shock seeing how different some things were compared to Canada. It was also a huge shock seeing the steer show that took place. Not only were steers judged in the show ring, but also on the hook. Following the steer show where steers were selected based on how wellthe judge believed they would grade, steers were then sent to be butchered where they were also judged on their carcass quality. It wasn’t until the end of the week that

the champion steers were announced. The amount of Limousin and Limousin Influence steers that competed was mind blowing and really neat to see.

arch 24th marked the beginning of trip I knew I would never forget! I flew from Calgary to Vancouver, then onwards to Sydney, Australia. I had no clue what to expect when I arrived but was completely blown away by this once in a lifetime opportunity! After a very long flight, I finally arrived in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales on March 26th where I was met by Glen and Susie Trout and taken out to the Birubi Limousin Stud. The first week was spend working hair and clipping on the show cattle, as well as getting supplies ready for the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Along with getting ready for the show, I got to tour the Wagga Sale Yards, where they sell thousands of sheep and cattle each week. On April 2nd we started our journey up to Sydney, where the Limousin Feature

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From the show, I then headed to Dubbo, NSW with Nano and Lauren Moody of Mandalay Limousins on April 11th. I had a blast spending time touring around the Dubbo Area. During this time I got to tour some studs in the area including Wyuna Limousins, and Sheraton Limousin which both had very impressive herds! Along with touring other studs, I also got to tour the Western Plains Zoo, Blue Mountains, and St. John’s College. After spending a few days with the Moody’s, I then spend a night at Loudon Limousins. Kate Loudon, along with her family showed me around their wonderful place! Following my time at Loudon


Limousins, I then headed down to Cowra, NSW to spend a few days at Kyanne Limousins with Kylie Jonkers and her family. I got to tour the town of Cowra, which was a Prisoner of War Camp during the Second World War. I spent a few days with Kylie working on the farm and touring and then headed to Marulan, NSW where I spent my last week at Longreach Limousins with Kylie Jonkersand Carolyn Tooth. Apart from having her own stud, Kylie is also the Manager of LongreachLimousin, which is owned by Carolyn Tooth. I loved spending time at Longreach,

it was such a beautiful area with a ton of different things to do! My final week was spent working on the farm, sorting and breeding cattle, as well as preparing a few head for some of the upcoming sales. The day before I was to fly back home, Carolyn took me into Canberra to tour the capital for a day. It was such a beautiful day, and a great way to end my trip! On April 23rd, I flew out of Canberra to Sydney then onto San Francisco where I was supposed to fly to Calgary. Well, three cancelled flights and a day later and I had finally arrived in Edmonton!

The month that I got to spend in Australia is something that I will never forget! I learned so much about the Limousin breed and the agricultural industry in the little time I had! I met so many incredible people that I’ll be friends with for a lifetime! I’d like to thank the Canadian Junior Limousin Association for providing me with this opportunity. This is something that everyone should apply for! After having this experience, I hope to be able to go back again!

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MEET THE CJLA DIRECTORS Naomi Best, Harding, MB Hi everyone, I’m Naomi Best and I’m from Harding, Manitoba. Alongside my family we own and operate Clay Hills Livestock, where we have 120 head of purebred and commercial Limousin and Angus. I enjoy being a part of the CJLA because of the opportunities that there are; from attending the Junior Impact Show and meeting new friends to travelling across the world on an Australian Exchange. The CJLA has a lot to offer for their juniors and that is what I love about their program. William Cooper, Great Village, NS My favourite part about the CJLA board is meeting new people and being active in the breed. My family has Balamore Farms Ltd., a mixed operation on 1200 acres consisting of strawberries, strawberry nursery, bare root perennials and purebred-commercialfeedlot cattle. Carolyn Darling, Morganston, ON Hello my name is Carolyn Darling and I live in Morganston, Ontario. I live on a cow-calf commercial operation with my parents and two younger sisters. We run about 300 head of commercial cattle and background the calves. In addition to the commercial herd we also own a purebred Limousin herd. The best part of being a member of the CJLA would be making our junior association the best it can be for future CJLA members. Whether that be an event that the CJLA is putting together, bringing the provincial Junior Limousin Association’s together, or helping to promote the Junior Limousin Association. By being on the CJLA board I hopefully have been helpful in making the CJLA better for the future. Please message me if you have any questions about the CJLA or some suggestions for us! Kaitlyn Davey, Westbourne, MB Hey my name is Kaitlyn Davey and I am from Westbourne, Manitoba and am 18 years old. Our family owns and operates Maplehurst Farms where we have a herd of 200 purebred and commercial Limousin cows as well as 1200 acres of grain and hay land. This is my first year on the CJLA board and I’m excited to share my ideas! The best part about the CJLA is the friends you get to meet from across the country and the opportunity to show in different provinces for the Impact Show! Brittany Hirschfeld, Cando, SK My name is Brittany Hirschfeld and I have been a board member of the CJLA for two years. I just graduated high school and am now going to go to university to become a registered nurse. I encourage all to join the board as it can teach you new things. Samantha Kennedy, Omemee, ON Hi! My name is Samantha Kennedy and I am from Omemee, Ontario. My family operates Crown Hill Acres and we began showing and breeding purebred Limousin cattle in 2015. I enjoy being on the CJLA board of directors because of the experiences I have gained and the connections I have made across the country. I am looking forward to more years to come as a member of the CJLA! 30

Cheyenne Porter, Wainwright, AB Hi my name is Cheyenne Porter! I am 17 years old and live in Wainwright, Alberta. I have taken part in Canadian Junior Limousin shows since 2006. I have been on the CJLA board since 2013 and love being apart of it. I love being able to help move the limousin breed forward and promote the breed to other juniors. My family owns and operates Plains Limousin, where we run approximately 60 head of purebred Limousin and commercial cattle. Over the last couple of years I have started my own herd of about 15 cows. Being able to breed and raise my own cattle has taught me so much about the Limousin breed. I’m excited to see where the future of the Limousin breed goes and hope to be apart of it! Connor Rodger, Auburn, ON Hi, my name is Connor Rodger and I am from Auburn, ON. I grew up on a mixed operation involving finishing hogs and cash cropping. My grandparents along with my aunt and uncle operate Loyal Line Limousin which consists of roughly 30 cows, of which most are purebred Limousin. I joined the local 4-H club when I was eleven and have been showing Limousin calves ever since. In 2015 this led me to the Impact Show in Stratford and I was fortunate enough to join the CJLA board. Since then, I have met a lot of great people and experienced a lot of what the Limousin breed has to offer. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Limousin breed. Angus Smyth, Roblin, MB My name is Angus Smyth, I live in Roblin, Manitoba and our family operation is Jaymarandy Limousin. I have been on the CJLA board for 2 years and the MJLA for 9 years.I also enjoy meeting new people within the Limousin breed and having an opportunity to have a voice in the Limousin community. Jackie Wismer, Amherstburg, ON The most rewarding part of being on the CJLA is undeniably the lifelong friendships you are able to create as well as reignite year after year; and the ability to directly influence the direction of the breed through the youth. The CJLA board is committed and focused on composing new junior events as well as highlighting the already distinguished youth opportunities. The CJLA strives to aid new and returning members to influence the development of the breed through many of their Junior activities throughout the year and throughout the nation. In 2010 my parents helped me acquire a few commercial Maine Anjou cows to start up a commercial herd. From there I showed commercial and purebred calves throughout Ontario, in addition to showing my own I was given the opportunity to show for a local Limousin breeder where I fell for the Limousin breed. From there I was given many opportunities to sit on the Ontario Junior Board where I held executive positions and then was grateful enough to be elected into the Canadian Junior Board. In 2015 I purchased my first purebred Limousin heifer to be the starting blocks of my new purebred herd. As of now, I have successfully shown and calved out Limousin breeding stock to continue positively influencing the Limousin breed.


CJLA NEWS This summer has been a fun-filled and busy one for the Canadian Junior Limousin Association. The National Impact show was held in Portage, Manitoba from July 27th-30th and had a great turn out of 28 juniors and 39 head of cattle. The CJLA would like to thank everyone who participated in the show and the organizers who helped put it on. A huge thanks also goes out to our generous sponsors, especially JYF for sponsoring the show clothing and T Bar C. Invitational for your continued support towards the junior program! The 2018 CJLA Impact Show will be held in Great Village, Nova Scotia August 1st to 4th. In other news, the CJLA had their AGM on July 27th at the Impact Show and elected two new board members, Kaitlyn Davey and myself. Be sure to check out our CJLA Facebook page to meet the 2017/2018 board of directors and get to know a bit about them! The CJLA board is excited to announce that the heifer calf off of our CJLA Donation female has been named CJLA Echo 1E. Echo will be for sale in the first annual B Bar Cattle Bull and Female Sale on December 12th at Saskatoon Livestock Sales! All funds from the sale of Echo will go towards the CJLA program! A special thanks to Eric Boon for taking care of CJLA Donation pair this year. Just a quick reminder to all juniors of the deadlines that are approaching for some opportunities: - October 31st, deadline to apply for CJLA Scholarships (two $500 and two $250) - October 31st, deadline to apply for the Australian/Canadian Limousin Youth Exchange You can visit the Canadian Limousin Association website for more details and application forms for these great opportunities.

Executive Curtis Bielecki - President Cheyenne Porter - Vice President Carolyn Darling - Treasurer Nicole Bielecki - Secretary William Cooper - Press Reporter Board Members Angus Smyth Connor Rodger Samantha Kennedy Brittany Hirschfeld Jackie Wismer Interested in becoming a CJLA Member? $25 one time membership fee which is good from 0-21 years of age. When you turn 21 you can use that $25 towards your first year of an adult membership with the CLA. CJLA Contact Information Laura Ecklund CJLA Coordinator (403) 559-9849 cjla@limousin.com

The CJLA will be selling tickets again this year at our annual clothing raffle. The winner of the raffle will have their name and logo on all show clothing for the 2018 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show. The money raised from the raffle will go towards the show clothing and prizes for the 2018 show. Tickets will be auctioned off at the Canadian National Limousin Sale November 9th in Edmonton, Alberta. We are looking forward to this exciting event! For more information please contact CJLA Coordinator, Laura Ecklund cjla@limousin.com or by phone 1-403-559-9849. It is an exciting time to be a CJLA member with so many exciting opportunities and events! -Naomi Best, CJLA Reporter 31


LIMOUSIN 4-H RESULTS Jocelyn Kennedy of Crown Hill Acres, Omemee, ON won Reserve Champion Continental Breeds Heifer Calf at the East Central Ontario 4-H Show with her Limousin heifer! Brittany Hirschfeld's Limousin heifer Lazy A Desire Me LBZ 10D was named Grand Champion Heifer and Supreme Champion Female at the Kerrobert District 4-H Show on June 7th! Brittany's steer was named Grand Champion Steer out of 32 steers shown and sold for $4 per pound! Brittany also claimed first place in senior showmanship and first place in team grooming with fellow club member Koralie Huber. Brittany Hirschfeld Reserve Grand Champion Other Breeds Heifer with her Limousin heifer at the Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic.

Emma Qually won Reserve Champion Heifer with Qually-T Daphne sired by TMF Unanimous 20U at 2017 Tisdale Beef Club Achievement Day, July 7th and first in the Limousin class at Melfort Regional 4-H Show on July 9th. Canadian Junior Limousin Association member Annie Christiansen had great success with her Limousin animals at the Rimbey Interclub 4-H Show. Diamond C Dream Girl won Interclub Grand Champion Heifer and Diamond C Cinderella and Diamond C Enchanted won Interclub Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair. Annie also won First Place Team Grooming, Club and Interclub First Place Senior Grooming and Club and Interclub Second Place Senior Showmanship.

Grand Champion Market Steer at the Lindsay Exhibition, Lindsay, ON. The steer is a Limousin (Limousin sire x commercial Limousin dam) and was bred and raised by the Doug Leahy family of Lakefield, ON and shown by Alyssa Leahy. Doug Leahy also won the Grand Champion Market Steer, also a Limousin, at the Peterbourough Exhibition in August 2017. It was a great day for Limousin at the Willow Creek District 4-H Show! Champion Pen of 5 won by all Limousin steers from Stavely-Parkland 4-H Club and Cheyenne Symens wins Reserve Champion Breeders Herd with her AHCC Westwind W544 cow and SYC Cache bull calf and RPY Paynes Bud 27Z heifer! Supreme Champion Female at Swift Current 4-H Regional Show, RPY Chelsea 14C sired by Anchor B 'The Boss' with calf at side CJJ Shelby 1E sired by RPY Crossfire 28C was shown by Calder Jones. Jackson Martens had a great first year in 4-H with B Bar Starburst 19D purchased in the 2016 National Limousin Sale. The duo had a successful show at Moose Jaw Regional winning the Limousin Division. Amanda Scott from Poplarview Livestock of Manitoba is a senior member of the Lenore 4-H Beef Club. At her club show on July 3rd, she received Grand Champion Yearling Heifer with Amaglen Diva sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X. At her Interclub show on July 4th, she received Reserve Grand Champion Yearling!

Taylor Conners won Interclub Grand Champion Steer and her brother Keegan Conners won Interclub Reserve Grand Champion Steer both with Limousin steers from their family’s Conners Bros. Ltd. herd at the Hanna District 4-H Show in Youngstown, Alberta. This pair of tremendous Limousin steers were both proudly sporting Limousin tags and came out on top of the 50 steers shown. A number of other excellent Limousin influence animals were also shown with success!

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ONTARIO JUNIOR LIMOUSIN NEWS FLASH by Paige Grant, Press Reporter Hi, my name is Paige Grant. I am the press reporter for the Ontario Junior Limousin Association. My family and I live near Markdale, Ontario Ontario Junior Limousin Association members have had a very busy year so far attending many shows and events. Ten juniors attended the CJLA Impact Show in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The Barrie Fair for the first time hosted the Central Ontario Limousin Showcase and had a junior Limousin show. 23 members participated. Congratulations to those members on their success. As our major fundraiser for the year we are selling tickets on a loaded show box. The draw will take place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Limousin show in November. For tickets contact any OJLA member. We are very excited to have a new logo. Thanks to the members that had input in the design. Good luck to everyone at the upcoming shows this fall.

Central Ontario Limousin Showcase Barrie Fair Junior Show Results

Paige Grant, OJLA Press Reporter

26 OJLA members participated in the first Central Ontario Limousin Showcase Junior Show on August 27, 2017. The judge was John Vancise Jr. SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES Pewee Showmanship Champion Peewee: Lucas Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee: Owen Zwambag Junior Showmanship Champion Junior: Kylie Chantler Reserve Champion Junior: Gavin Brody Intermediate Showmanship Champion Intermediate: Madi Lewis Reserve Champion Intermediate: Samantha Lundy

Ontario junior members who attended the CJLA Impact Show in Portage la Prairie, MB

Senior Showmanship Champion Senior: Connor Rodger Reserve Champion Senior: Samantha Kennedy Overall Grand Champion Show Person Connor Rodger Reserve Grand Champion Show Person Samantha Kennedy The juniors had a wonderful time at this event. Thanks to the organizers!

Connor Rodger & Samantha Kennedy Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Showman at the Barrie Fair, Central Ontario Limousin Showcase Junior Limousin Show 33


cjla national impact show JuLY 27 - 30, 2017 Portage La Prairie, MB

Conformation

Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer & Grand Champion Commercial Female Kaitlyn Davey with Rosie

Market Division

Reserve Champion Commercial Yearling Heifer & Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Female Cam Lewis with Shorty Baby

Grand Champion Market Steer Cheyenne Symens with Sherman Tank

Champion Yearling 4-H Heifer & Grand Champion 4-H Female Levi Best with TWD Dirty Dancer 29D by Greenwood Pld Zeppelin

Open Division

Champion Open Heifer Calf & Grand Champion Open Female Samantha Kennedy with EMF Erin 1E ET by RPY Paynes Derby 46Z Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer Laura Seward with Gerry

Reserve Champion Yearling 4-H Heifer Lillian Seward with Amaglen Dora by Amaglen Harley

4-H Division

Commercial Division

Champion 4-H Heifer Calf & Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Female Kailtyn Davey with MTF Emerald 91E by B Bar Marble 54C

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Reserve Champion Open Heifer Calf & Reserve Grand Champion Open Female Jocelyn Kennedy with EMF Extra Sweet 10E by B Bar Rust 31B Champion Commercial Heifer Calf Dimitry Stewart with Triple R 74E


Bred & Owned Division

Champion Open Yearling Heifer Carson Zwambag with Cam Poll Duchess by MR Ivy

Reserve Champion Purebred Yearling Heifer and Reserve Champion Female

Champion Open Bull Calf Lucas Zwambag with NYK Rusty Nail 15E by B Bar Rust 31B

Champion Purebred Two Year Old

Purebred Division

Champion Purebred Heifer Calf Austin Porter with PLNS Polled Evelyn 13E by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

Reserve Champion Purebred Heifer Calf

Dominic Stewart with Triple R Stardust by Belldoon G-Force 45P

Champion Purebred Yearling, Grand Champion Purebred and Supreme Champion Female Jules Smyth with SJL Honey Bee LNA 603D by WuLFS Xcellsior X252X

Cheyenne Symens with SYC Daisy Mae 542D by RPY Paynes Bud 27Z

Cheyenne Symens with Riverstone Cutie Pie by AHCC Westwind W544 with her calf SYC Easy As Pie 583E by SYC Cache 528C

Champion Bred & Owned Heifer Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female Cheyenne Porter with PLNS Polled Enchantress 89E by Wulfs Zane X238Z

Champion Bred & Owned Yearling and Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female Angus Smyth with AWS Devious 611D by Wulfs Xcellsior X252X

Champion Purebred Bull Calf

Cheyenne Symens with SYC Easy As Pie 583E by SYC Cache 528C

Champion Purebred Yearling,Grand Champion Purebred and Supreme Champion Bull Levi Best with EMF Deuces Wild 2D by EF Zen 344Z

Champion Bred & Owned Bull Calf and Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull Cheyenne Porter with PLNS Polled Executioner 19E by PLNS Polled Abraham

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull Calf and Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Bull Angus Smyth with AWS Eliminator 728E by Wulfs Xcellsior X252X

Reserve Champion Purebred Yearling and Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull Colton Symens with SYC It’s Time For A Bud 526D by RPY Paynes Bud 27Z

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Lim-Flex/Percentage Division

Team Grooming

Grand Champion Team Laura Scott, Jules Smyth & Levi Best

Team Quiz Bowl

Reserve Grand Champion Team Naomi Best, Cheyenne Porter, Austin Porter & Owen Zwambag

Keep & Cull Champion Team - Showstoppers

Grand Champion Lim-Flex/ Precentage Female Colby Symens with SYC Daisy

Reserve Champion Lim-Flex/ Precentage Female Nolan Glover with Cam Poll Daddy’s Girl 15D

Showmanship

Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee Olivia Heleniak Champion Junior Jocelyn Kennedy Reserve Champion Junior Cheyenne Symens Champion Intermediate Angus Smyth Reserve Champion Intermediate Jules Smyth Champion Senior Kaitlyn Davey Reserve Champion Senior Laura Scott

Show Team Judging

Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag & Lillian Seward Reserve Champion Peewee Olivia Heleinak & Dominic Stewart Champion Junior Jocelyn Kennedy & Colby Symens Reserve Champion Junior Austin Porter & Laura Seward Champion Intermediate Angus Smyth & Cheyenne Symens Reserve Champion Intermediate Nolan Glover & Levi Best Champion Senior Laura Scott & Naomi Best Reserve Champion Senior Nicole Scott & Samantha Kennedy

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Laura Scott, Cheyenne Porter,Owen Zwambag & Carson Zwambag

Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee Lillian Seward Champion Junior Cheyenne Symens Reserve Champion Junior Jocelyn Kennedy Champion Intermediate Cheyenne Porter Reserve Champion Intermediate Angus Smyth Champion Senior Samantha Kennedy Reserve Champion Senior Naomi Best

Reserve Champion Team - Abtario Samantha Kennedy, Olivia Heleniak, Cheyenne Symens & Madi Lewis

Oral Marketing

Artwork

Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee Lillian Seward Champion Junior Laura Seward Reserve Champion Junior Colby Symens Champion Intermediate Madi Lewis Reserve Champion Intermediate Jules Smyth Champion Senior Laura Scott Reserve Champion Senior Kaitlyn Davey

Champion Peewee Owen Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag Champion Junior Carson Zwambag Reserve Champion Junior Jocelyn Kennedy Champion Intermediate Cheyenne Porter Reserve Champion Intermediate Angus Smyth Champion Senior Samantha Kennedy Reserve Champion Senior Naomi Best

Public Speaking

Graphic Design

Champion Peewee Lillian Seward Champion Junior Cheyenne Symens Reserve Champion Junior Laura Seward Champion Intermediate Cheyenne Porter Reserve Champion Intermediate Madi Lewis Champion Senior Samantha Kennedy Reserve Champion Senior Naomi Best

Champion Peewee Lillian Seward Champion Junior Jocelyn Kennedy Reserve Champion Junior Laura Seward Champion Intermediate Cheyenne Porter Reserve Champion Intermediate Amanda Scott Champion Senior Naomi Best Reserve Champion Senior Samantha Kennedy


Photography

Champion Peewee Lucas Zwambag Reserve Champion Peewee Owen Zwambag Champion Junior Laura Seward Reserve Champion Junior Austin Porter Champion Intermediate Jules Smyth Reserve Champion Intermediate Angus Smyth Champion Senior Laura Scott Reserve Champion Senior Nicole Scott

Reserve Champion Junior Aggregate Austin Porter

Champion Senior Aggregate Naomi Best

Aggregates

Champion Intermediate Aggergate Cheyenne Porter

Reserve Champion Senior Aggregate Samantha Kennedy

Champion Junior Aggregate Jocelyn Kennedy

Herdsman Award

Naomi Best & Levi Best, Clay Hills Limousin Reserve Champion Intermediate Aggergate Angus Smyth

Sportsmanship Award Naomi Best CJLA Impact Show Report The 2017 CJLA Impact Show was held in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba from July 27-30. It was a great weekend with 28 juniors from Alberta to Ontario participating. The weekend kicked off with the CJLA Annual General Meeting and a presentation from Cheyenne Porter about her exchange to Australia. This was followed by a pizza party and games which included the very popular biffy races. The CJLA Board of Directors welcomed two new directors for this year, Naomi Best and Kaitlyn Davey both from Manitoba as well as returning directors Angus Smyth and Brittany Hirschfeld. Friday morning began with a fitting clinic with Joe Epperly of the North American Limousin Association followed by the Team Fitting Competition. Juniors had a busy afternoon competing in Show Team Judging, Oral Marketing and Public Speaking. The day ended with a great trip to the water park to cool down. Showmanship was held on Saturday morning and was judged by Jayne Rutten of Saskatchewan. Juniors then had a fun afternoon competing in Team Quiz Bowl. Questions included beef cattle production, carcass and grading and Limousin history. New this year was a Keep and Cull Competition where juniors were tested on their ability to choose replacement heifers and read EPDs. The day ended with a BBQ supper and awards presentation. Shawn Birmingham of Manitoba judged 39 head of cattle during Sunday morning Conformation Show. Supreme Female went to JL Honey Bee LNA 603D show by Jules Smyth. Supreme Bull went to EMF Deuces Wild 2D shown by Levi Best. Following the show juniors enjoyed the Cattlemen`s BBQ and guest speaker Matthew Heleniak, Manager of Norpac. The weekend wrapped up with a live auction in support of the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association and the Aggregate Awards Presentation. The Canadian Junior Limousin Association would like to thank the 2017 Show Committee, our sponsors and volunteers who made the show a great success! We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Nova Scotia from August 1- 4. Laura Ecklund, CJLA Coordinator

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NatioNal limousiN sHow Judge Q & a Premier Breeder at the Royal Winter Fair for many consecutive years in both the Hereford and Simmental breeds.

By Tessa Verbeek

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illy Elmhirst is a name synonymous with the show ring and world of purebred cattle sales. The Indian River, Ontario cattlemen has made showing, fitting and selling cattle his life’s work alongside his wife Juanita and children Owen and Katie. The family operates Indian River Cattle Company, specializing in the production of elite Black and Red Simmental cattle as well as Hereford and Angus cattle. An hour and a half northeast of Toronto, just east of Peterborough, their farm gets its namesake from the nearby Indian River. Along with the production of superior seedstock they also run a custom fitting and showing service for all breeds of cattle. In more recent years, the Elmhirsts have also entered into sales management, marketing and consulting offering catalogue, brochure and web design, ring service and livestock photography. Additionally, Billy’s resume includes judging a long list of shows and a variety of breeds.

The Elmhirsts currently run approximately 65 Simmental cows and 15 Angus cows as well as 75 Hereford cows with Billy’s parents Grant and Mary Elmhirst of Elmlodge Polled Herefords. The Elmhirst family market their bulls, as well as some lots from guest consignors, through their own bull sale held on-farm annually in March. They also host a Hereford production sale on the third Saturday of September annually, as well as a biannual Simmental production sale. Showing their cattle has always been a large part of the Elmhirst’s marketing strategy. Showing has taken Billy all over North America and earned the Elmhirst’s

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Billy was honoured to be nominated to judge the National Limousin Show in 2017 at Farmfair International. Having never attended Farmfair himself he is excited and very much looking forward to the opportunity to evaluate the Limousin show in Edmonton, Alberta on November 9. Q&A Favourite show judged “The National Junior Beef Heifer Show in Toronto. It’s probably the biggest one and the best audience. You get all the Moms and Dads and Grandpas and Grandmas and Aunts and Uncles – the whole family there, so it feels like there is more excitement surrounding that show and they’re kids so there’s just a little more energy. I wasn’t very old then, it was a long time ago. All time favourite animal “Probably a Hereford bull called Elm-lodge Jurassic, he was Supreme Champion at the Royal Winter Fair and he won his division in Denver. He was bred awful well too.”

Role models through life and how they influenced you “Dad would be number one. He instilled integrity, hard work and doing what you love in me. He taught me more about cows and cow sense than anyone. That’s why he would be number one. Dave Hassan and my uncle Don Currie would be right up there too. These guys can cover all the bases – marketing cattle, showing, fitting, breeding, managing. They encompass everything and they do it well and are respected and have integrity and an eye for cattle.” Favourite showday tip “Surround yourself with good people, good staff.”

Words of advice on marketing purebred cattle “Believe in what you breed. Everyone’s got their own opinions but if you don’t like or believe in what you’re doing in your program it will be awful hard to sell it. We don’t all like the same kind of cattle. You best be able to be confident in your own and then be able to talk about them.” What you will be looking for on show day “Sound, functional, practical cattle. I’m probably a stickler on foot structure and mobility and performance wise I want adequate performance but I don’t like fat cattle. Fat bothers me and it affects mobility and fertility and functionality down the road. I like good looking cows. If they’re good structured they’re going to have a good look to them.” Thoughts on the Limousin breed “I have been fortunate to work with the Limousin breed for most of my life. I fit Limousin cattle for Bernie Clancy and Robin Creeden. Before that I helped a number of breeders clip sale cattle. I enjoyed the people as much as anything too and the social events. They’re a terminal breed and can also offer maternal attributes. There is no better go-to breed for yield, there is no breed that can consistently offer the lean meat yield that Limousin can in a practical form. I live in a part of the world where Limousin is very common with the commercial guy. Feeders are making money on them.” Where do you see the Canadian beef industry going in the future and what role will the show ring have? “The show ring is always at the top of the ladder. We are trying to breed elite cattle. They are more ideals than they are extremes in the show ring. More efficiency and longevity, that’s where foot and leg structure comes in. Profit is generated on that longevity and can add to the commercial industry going forward. I can’t tell you which carcass is going to hang the best but we are so far removed from that at the showing level, it doesn’t have a bearing, you can’t measure that. We are just picking ideals that can generate profit on a long-term basis. Outside of the show ring, what we really need to do is find more market for Canadian beef, capture those markets and that will benefit the whole chain.”


As I sit down to write this, it’s a cool rainy day in October... I’m definitely not complaining! After the hot dry summer we have had, it’s great to see it rain, to areas south and west of me it is snowing like crazy. Again I would say nobody is likely complaining, moisture of any kind is welcome. Overall most of western Canada had a better crop than expected, not a bumper crop, but still average in many areas. We need whatever rain, snow or whatever else wet can fall from the sky before next spring to replenish moisture levels. Having said that, the last couple weeks looks like it has remembered how to rain again and we will go into winter in decent shape. The fall calf run has begun and so far it has been very active, even as numbers on offer continue to rise the prices being paid are significantly higher than a year ago. In many classes prices are 30 to 40 cents per pound higher, which is a huge increase. I was receiving reports a month ago from people selling light calves and getting $150.00 per head more than last year. I had a client call me last week in a very good mood, they had just sold their steers that day. They weighed 718 pounds and sold for $2.14 per

pound; last year the same week at basically the same weight, they sold for $1.71 per pound. A $308.74 increase year over year, that’s huge! It is no wonder the attitude among beef producers is so good, even those with drought stress are still positive about the cow business, and with good reason. The Canadian beef industry is in good shape; we continue to produce a high quality and even maybe more important (to consumers and export customers) a safe, sustainably raised product. Those of you who have hung onto the cows tail, will continue to be rewarded for your efforts. Do you know that there are over a third less of you than in 2005 and that our cow numbers are at a 26 year low, predicted to be at a 27 year low next year. You will continue to be paid a sustainable price for your production, with less supply and more mouths to feed. In 1945 there were 7 cows for every 10 Canadians, in 2017 that number is 3 cows for every 10 Canadians. That is here at home and the rest of the world is following the same trend. Momma it’s ok to let your babies grow up to be cowboys!

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BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS Anyone who watched the news or social media this summer knows that BC had an unprecedented record setting wildfire season. This put many farmers and ranchers in central BC in turmoil and there were several structural and animal losses. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all that were affected and even though we have had some cooler and wetter weather, the fires aren’t expected to be completely out until we get snowfall. On a positive note, Limousin was very well represented in the show ring this summer at several BC shows including Dawson Creek Exhibition, North Peace Fall Fair, Nechako Valley Exhibition, and Interior Provincial Exhibition in Armstrong, BC. The quantity of Limousin cattle at BC shows may be small, but

the quality is huge! Often Limousin are shown in an ‘AOB’ category at these smaller shows, which at times can be more competitive than breed shows, but have still come out on top! These triumphs would include a Limousin Bull calf being named Supreme Champion Bull in Vanderhoof, BC at the Nechako Valley Exhibition. Limousin was also named AOB Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Females and Grand Champion Bull at IPE in Armstrong, BC. As we head into the fall we wish everyone a bountiful harvest season, success at the market, and banners in the show ring. Erin Kishkan

MANITOBA NEWS Hopefully everyone has had the opportunity to achieve a large portion of their harvest and fall preparations for winter with this great stretch of weather we have received. It is amazing how this province’s weather can change! Most regions of Manitoba look like they have had a very productive season with good to above average crops, good forage yields and great pastures. Our thoughts go out to the other producers who have had production problems this year as it creates many problems for the maintenance of the breeding cow herd. Manitoba hosted a very successful C.L.A. Annual Meeting and National Junior Impact Show. The Manitoba Association would like to thank everyone who sponsored, volunteered and attended at Portage on July 28-30th. Special thanks to the Angus and Davey families for all their hard work and dedication to organize and manage this annual event. Details are included in the News & Views. I must also acknowledge the junior members, some who traveled great distances, for their participation at Portage. The skill, confidence and camaraderie amazes me every year I attend this junior event. Congratulations to everyone.

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The Limousin Show at Manitoba Ag-Ex at the Brandon Keystone Centre will be held on October 27, 2017. The Manitoba Advantage Sale will be held on December 9, 2017 at Triple R Limousin, MacGregor, Manitoba. We will see you down the road at various events this fall. Bill Campbell President, Manitoba Limousin Association


ALBERTA NEWS Greetings from Alberta - Spring and Summer have seen an extreme weather variance from North to South in our Province. Super wet or very hot and dry conditions have made different but equally challenging problems for everyone. We’re hoping Fall finds everyone with an abundance of feed for the winter and lots of good looking Limo calves coming off the pasture at weaning! The ALA held its Annual Field Day on June 17, 2017 in Claresholm, Alberta, hosted by Symens Land & Cattle. A big thanks to the Symens for hosting with great hospitality and an exceptional tour. Here, we also held a very productive Annual General Meeting with lots of great discussion and excitement for the

We also have an ongoing Junior Cash Incentive in hopes of getting some new Alberta Junior Limousin Association members as well as Limousin and Limousin sired animals out to all breed shows. If you know a Junior who might be interested or would like more information please contact albertajuniorlimousinassoc@gmail.com. The province saw many Limousin 4-H projects come to the top and the ALA gave out 45 4-H prizes for showing Limousin animals. We also saw a Limousin steer win the coveted 4-H Alberta 100 Year carcass competition! Our 2018 ALA Calendar is currently in production, watch for your copy in the mail with the next issue of the Limousin Voice!

Retiring Directors, Carla deJager, Colin Verbeek and Steve Lingley

year to come. We said goodbye and many thanks to retiring Directors, Carla deJager, Colin Verbeek and Steve Lingley and welcomed new directors Lois Andrew, Jackie Payne and Carriann Johnson. 2017/2018 ALA Board of Directors President – Chris Haywood Vice President – Tiffany Richmond Treasurer – Lois Andrew Secretary – Amy Miller Past President – Steve Lingley Directors – Anne Burgess, Brad Annett, Carriann Johnson, Jackie Payne & Jim Symens

The ALA along with the National Show Committee is very proud to host and is busy planning the 2017 National Limousin Show, to be held in conjunction with our Bonanza Gold show at Farmfair International in Edmonton on November 9, 2017. We look forward to seeing everyone there. The ALA is proud to announce that there will be not one but four specialized Limousin Calf Sales taking place this fall. If you are looking for that unique edge to help you market your calves, then be sure and be a part of this opportunity. Tuesday October 31, 2017 @ North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB Wednesday November 1, 2017 @ VJV Ponoka, Ponoka, AB

The directors had a productive meeting in August in Camrose where we set our direction for the upcoming year. A few of those projects are in motion, thanks to Connie Bablitz Design we have had a bit of a face lift and a spiffy new logo. We are also in the process of a complete website redesign after a few hiccups with the previous one. Watch our Facebook page for the roll out of that in the near future!

Friday November 3, 2017 @ Stettler Auction Mart, Stettler, AB

We saw many successful bull sales in Alberta in 2017, and back by popular demand is our Bull Buyer Incentive Program! Which saw three buyers from ALA members win CASH in 2017.

Amy Miller Secretary, Alberta Limousin Association

Thursday November 9, 2017 @ Dry Land Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB If you are not local to the area, give us a call and ask how you can benefit by being a part of this event.

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SASKATCHEWAN NEWS 2017-2018 SLA Board of Directors President: Rhett Jones Vice-President: Eric Martens Secretary: Eric Boon Treasurer: Janet Hale Past President: Kevin Rea Jeff Yorga Ryley Bielecki Jay Bohrson Lee Carpenter Carey Hirschfeld

SLA 2017 AGM and Show The SLA had their Annual General Meeting in Prince Albert along with the P.A. EX on August 4. Although a small crowd, the discussion was good and productive. Contact any one of our directors to find out more. Thank you to the exhibitors who brought Limousin cattle, they were very competitive in the Interbreed show. Champion Female was Boss Lake Dancing Shoes 612D Exhibited by Boss Lake Genetics Champion Bull was Cottage Lake Dark Horse Exhibited by Boss Lake Genetics & Nordal Limousin. Reserve Junior Champion Bull was RCN Doc Walker Exhibited by RCN Livestock Canadian Western Agribition November 20-25, 2017 Limousin Show 9:00 am, Thursday, November 23, 2017- ITC Show Arena Judge: Wade Beck, Lang, SK

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Solid Gold Agribition Limousin Sale

7:00 pm, Thursday, November 23, 2017 - John Deere Sale Arena Sale Managed by Bohrson Marketing Services Catalogue can be viewed at www.bohrson.com

First Lady Classic & Futurity

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – ITC Show Arena

President’s Classic – Bull Calf Jackpot

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 – ITC Show Arena

Canadian Junior Beef Extreme

Saturday, November 25, 2017 – ITC Show Arena

RBC Beef Supreme Challenge

Saturday, November 25, 2017 – ITC Show Arena

*All exhibitors must wear the official Canadian Limousin Association grey show shirt* *Please make note that both show and sale are the same day on Thursday, November 23!* Fall Limousin Sales in Saskatchewan Solid Gold Agribition Limousin Sale

Thursday, November 23, 2017, Regina, SK Sale managed by Bohrson Marketing Services

Western Select 6th Annual Limousin Sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Lloydminster, SK Sale managed by Bohrson Marketing Services

First Annual B Bar Cattle Bull & Female Sale Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Saskatoon, SK Sale managed by Bohrson Marketing Services

Eric Boon, Secretary, Saskatchewan Limousin Association


ONTARIO NEWS Ontario has had a cool and very wet Spring and Summer in 2017. What a contrast from last year being so dry and hot. The biggest complaint I hear from most beef farmers is trying to make hay this year with first cut lingering on for many months. We have had green pastures all summer long and there is lots of winter feed on hand. Fall is now here with shorter days and longer nights. Fall harvest in Ontario is ramping up with corn silage, soybeans and grain corn. Fed cattle prices this year have gone from a high in early June to hopefully a low in the past few weeks of almost $1.00 on the rail. The stocker prices have not reflected the same lows as fed cattle to date, but the fall run is just getting under way. Quality cattle, like Limousin influenced cattle will bring some premiums as they always have, and will help producers make a few extra dollars on their calves this fall. The OLA had a field day this summer hosted by Garry and Sheila Smart. Garry and Sheila have been in the Limousin business for over 40 years. This was a great day where purebred and commercial cattlemen got together and shared their passion for the breed. The OLA also participated in the 100th anniversary of the International Plowing Match held in Huron County. Thanks to Loyal Line Limousin for organizing this event and supplying a Limousin heifer for the display.

Ontario Limousin breeders are keeping very busy this fall at the many fall fairs across the province. Our Provincial Show was in Markham, Ontario, October 1st, and the Royal is coming up in November. The OLA puts on the Provincial Show and helps organize the show in Toronto. The OLA is also very busy this time of year working on our 2018 Day Planner. This is our biggest fundraiser for the year to help the OLA fund our association and promote the Limousin breed in Ontario. Ontario sent several Juniors to Manitoba this summer for the National Junior Limousin Show and represented our province well. To help promote our breed, our Junior Association presents Ontario 4-H members who show a Limousin or Limousin influenced calf an award each year. With the fall calf sales getting underway in Ontario, the OLA will help promote Limousin influenced calves, and the pink back Limousin tags at some of the sales barns. By promoting our breed, and showing commercial cattlemen the premiums on Limousin influenced calves, we hope that Limousin herd sires will be in bigger demand for our seedstock producers. Murray A. Shaw President, Ontario Limousin Association

INTRODUCING THE CANADIAN LIMOUSIN FED STEER CHALLENGE Have you ever wondered how your calves feed out? How your calves compare to others within the industry? How they grade? Were they profitable? Here is your opportunity! The Canadian Limousin Association is holding a Limousin sired feeding contest at Kunz Farms Feed Yardat Beiseker, Alberta. We will be assembling steer calves from November 4 to 18, 2017. These calves upon processing will be aggressively fed to be harvested at 180 to 220 days. The key to the Kunz Farms Feed Yard is their technology based GrowSafe water system. As the cattle drink, their weights are recorded. This data is relayed to the office where it can be utilized two ways. One – for daily health management as an indicator of sickness – ie: a calf excessively drinking may be fevered or one that is not drinking needs immediate attention. Two – to track individual or pen lot performance and optimize harvest date in terms of daily weight gain versus daily cost of gain. As animals reach final finished weight, their daily conversion goes down. At a point where this reaches an uneconomical gain ration it is better to send that animal to harvest rather than add pounds that don’t return profit. As load lots of fat cattle are assembled feedyard wide, they will be marketed on Cargill’s “Grid” System. Since

each animal has an individual CCIA-RFID tag that animal’s carcass information (carcass weight, yield and quality grade) will be forwarded back to the producer along with individual payment and ranking with other animals in the contest and against other industry averages. As cattle are delivered a $500 feed deposit per animal must be paid to the CLA office. Monthly feed bills will be paid from this account. As animals are harvested payments will be made to the CLA. Any extra feed costs will be deducted before a final settlement is sent to the producer. These settlements along with all other contestant’s data and ranking will be forwarded after all the contest cattle have been harvested. If you would like to enter a prize pool, an extra $50 per animal can be paid on top of the feed deposit. There will be two prize pools: 1. Top Animal – A grid based point system that incorporates rate of gain, carcass quality, carcass weight and yield. 2. Profitability – This will be determined by Canfax average price for week of delivery to feedlot plus total cost of gain versus the harvest value of that animal. For more details please call Tim Andrew, CLA Commercial Cattle Chair 403-854-6335 This should be an interesting and informative project!

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Québec news Quebec News

Québec Nouvelles

ANNUAL PRESENCE TO THE QUEBEC FARMER’S UNION (UPA) OPEN HOUSES

RENDEZ-VOUS ANNUEL AUX PORTES OUVERTES DE L’Union des Producteurs Agricoles du Québec

The 15th annual edition of the UPA Open houses on September 10th was again a great success with over 157 000 persons visiting the various farms and demonstration sites. The President of the Quebec Limousin Association (QLA), Mr Serge Dethier, was present in Montreal, on the Olympic Stadium Esplanade, along with the provincial secretary, Mrs Diane Joly, a Board Director, Mr Eric Ratelle, and his wife, Mrs Diana LussierPelletier. They had brought to town three Limousin cows along with their calves, which were on display all day at the Quebec Beef Federation booth. All day long, they were informing the numerous citizens about the qualities and the characteristics of the Limousin breed. As well, two young students in veterinary medicine were inviting any children attending to listen with a stethoscope to the heart, lungs and rumen of a young Limousin bull calf. This one truly displayed a total collaboration and great patience all day long. The consumers are more than ever paying attention to their own nutrition and they want to know where the foods come from and how the animals are raised on our farms. The continued success of the UPA Open Houses clearly demonstrate the growing interest by our fellow citizens for the foods they eat every day.

LIMOUSIN EAR TAGS AVAILABLE AT ATQ

We are reminding you all that it would be important to order and to use the Limousin ear tags available through ATQ. Please go to the ATQ website to know how you can order these tags: https://www.atq.qc.ca/en/forms.

NEW GROUP OF YOUNG LIMOUSIN BULLS ON TEST For the 21st consecutive year, a group of young bulls made their entry on September 19th at the Saint-Martin Test Station in La Beauce region. There is a group of Limousin bulls being evaluated and you can follow their performances on the Agri-Reseau web site at https:// www.agrireseau.net/. The best bulls will be sold in the Annual Bull Test Station Sale, on February 17th, 2018.

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Plus de 157 000 personnes ont participé à la 15ième édition des Portes Ouvertes de l’UPA. Sur le site de l’esplanade du Parc olympique de Montréal, le président de l’ALQ (Serge Dethier), la secrétaire (Diane Joly), un administrateur (Éric Ratelle) et sa conjointe (Diana LussierPelletier) étaient présents au kiosque de la Fédération des producteurs de bovins du Québec, accompagnés de trois vaches Limousin et leurs veaux. Tout au long de la journée, ils ont pu informer les citadins sur les caractéristiques et spécificités de la race Limousin. Également, deux étudiantes vétérinaires ont fait écouter aux enfants à l’aide d’un stétoscope, le cœur, le rumen et les poumons d’un jeune taurillon qui s’est patiemment et docilement prêté à l’expérience. L’alimentation est devenue une préoccupation majeure pour des milliers de consommateurs et leur curiosité quant aux conditions dans lesquelles les animaux sont élevés est bien naturelle. Le succès des Portes ouvertes témoigne donc de l’intérêt des citadins pour ce qu’ils mettent dans leur assiette.

BOUCLES ATQ LIMOUSIN

Nous aimerions vous rappeler l’importance de vous procurer des boucles d’identification ATQ Limousin. Vous retrouverez toute l’information concernant la façon de les commander sur le site ATQ à l’adresse suivante: https:// www.atq.qc.ca/fr/producteurs-intervenant/formulaires.

ENTRÉE DES TAUREAUX EN STATION D’ÉPREUVES C’est le 19 septembre dernier que la Station St-Martin en Beauce accueillait pour la 21ième année de jeunes taureaux pour leur évaluation. Il vous sera facile de retrouver l’évolution des taureaux Limousin sur le site de Agri Réseau sur le lien suivant: https://www.agrireseau. net/. Les taureaux seront en vente lors de l’encan du 17 février 2018.


2017 MARITIME JUNIOR LIMOUSIN SHOW SEPTEMBER 9-10, 2017 GREAT VILLAGE, NS The Maritime Junior Limousin show was held September 9th and 10th at Balamore Farm Ltd. in Great Village, Nova Scotia. It was a great weekend, with great weather, cattle, and people. It was the largest junior show hosted yet with 36 juniors and 40+ cattle. Saturday the cattle moved in and juniors participated in judging, team grooming, ice breakers, and a strawberry picking competition. 80 people came for the roast beef dinner Saturday night. Sunday brought showmanship and conformation and a full house to take in the show. Farms represented at the show were: Bakers Limousin, Balamore Farm, Blue Diamond Limousin, Brandon Smith, East Coast Limousin, Fred Porter, Hillfoot Farms, Jon and Cameron Lowe, JT Farms, Lindencrest Farms, Linked Farm, Othberg Limousin and Top of the Hill Farm. Thank you to the Maritime Limousin Association for putting on a great event, Taylor Richards for judging, and Tessa Verbeek and Laura Ecklund for coming out to check things out. Thank you to all involved in the silent auction and the sponsors.

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL: Balamore Endeavor 701 E sired by RLF Yardley 601 Y exhibited Ashley Higgins

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE: TMF Debutante 169D sired by Wulfs Willard exhibited by William Cooper

GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN: William Cooper RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN: Ben Bacon

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER: RLF 165D sired by EXLR Matrix 075M exhibited by Alex Smith

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL: Othbergs El Dorado 83E sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X exhibited by Mackenzie Thorne CHAMPION HEIFER CALF: ECL Evangeline 719E sired by Wulfs Apostle T 343A exhibited by Shown by Percy King RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF: Balamore Early Morning 706E sired by WulfsXcellsior X 252X exhibited by Jenna Matthews

GRAND CHAMPION AGGREGATE: William Cooper

CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE: RPY Paynes Blossom 20B sired by CFLX Wildcard exhibited by Ben Bacon and her calf ECL Evangeline719E sired by Wulfs Apostle T 343A exhibited by Percy King

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MARITIME NEWS The Maritime’s two bull sales had mixed results this spring. Balamore Farm’s sale in March saw fourteen Limousin bulls sell with a $7,429 average. This is up $400 from last year. BLM 531C was the high seller, selling to Rail Line Farms of Ontario for $12,500. Three bulls sold out of the Maritimes with the top selling bull to stay, selling to Steven and Sue Darragh of Pugwash, NS. The six purebred females in the sale sold for an impressive $3,717 with the top selling lot going to Darling Farms of Ontario. Thirty-five commercial females, most showing Limousin influence and bred Limousin, sold with a $2,792 average. The April Maritime Beef Test Station sale was down for most breeds, with the Limousin average down approximately $900 from 2016. The average on the four bulls was $2,875, with the high seller coming from the Othberg herd, going to Daryl Schmidt for $3,400. Balamore Farm Ltd. once again hosted the September 2017 Junior Show. Thirty-six juniors participated, showing animals from a number of Martime herds. Judge for the event was Taylor Richards of Richards Cattle Services.

The overall winner was William Cooper of Great Village, NS. William was the Grand Overall Showman and was on the top placing fitting team on his way to the top aggregate score. Reserve overall went to Ben Bacon. Ben showed the Grand Champion Female, RPY Paynes Blossom. William showed the Reserve Champion Female, TMF Debutante. Grand Champion Bull was Balamore Endeavor, shown by Ashley Higgins. The Maritime Association held their annual meeting on the same weekend as the Junior event. We were pleased to have Tessa Verbeek and Laura Ecklund participate with the meeting, with much of the discussion focusing on hosting the 2018 Annual Meeting and National Junior Show here in Nova Scotia. Two new directors were elected to the board; Victor Horsnell of Nova Scotia and Jill Renton of New Brunswick. We would also like to thank our two retiring directors, Mike Horsnell and Fritz Othberg. Barb McLaughlin Secretary Maritime Limousin Association

Congratulations to the CJLA members Kaitlyn Davey, Amanda Scott, Nolan Glover and Naomi Best for participating in the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup

JUDGES

Jared Glasman and Levi Jackson

CONFORMATION

Grand Champion Mixed Breed Heifer Calf NYK Nadine 7E ET shown by Nolan Glover Reserve Champion Mixed Breed Heifer Calf MTF Emerald shown by Kaitlyn Davey Grand Champion Mixed Breed Junior Female & Reserve Grand Champion Mixed Breed Female Amaglen Diva shown by Amanda Scott Reserve Champion Mixed Breed Junior Female TWD Dirty Dancer shown by Naomi Best

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CANFAX MARKET SUMMARY for the stronger calf prices relates to feedlot profitability, and basis levels.

by Brian Perillat Manager/Senior Analyst CanFax

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ed cattle prices in Alberta have dropped 30% from their spring highs so far this year. This compares to a 28% drop last year. These are both historically large declines from a spring high to a summer/fall low. Given the major price swings in the fed market, prices in September were within $2/cwt of a year ago. Through September, calf prices had dropped 19% from their spring highs this year, while last year from the first half high to the fall low in late October, calf prices had declined 39%. Last year’s decline in calf prices was the largest in the last 10 years, and the next largest decline was 26%, which happened in both 2015 and 2007. Seasonality would suggest that calf prices could decline further heading into October and November. Despite the fact there has been a major correction in fed cattle prices, the Canadian dollar has pushed above 80 cents, and barley prices have been on the rise through the summer, calf prices are generally $20 - $25/ cwt higher than last year. While the above market factors have not been supportive to Canadian calf and feeder prices, the reason

Feedlots have had a profitable 2017, compared to a year ago when feedlots had just been through a stretch of at least 12 months of consistent cattle feeding losses. In addition, the yearlings and calves that were bought last fall created very large feeding profits. These memories of last year, combined with the recent feedlot profitability are likely contributing to feedlots willing to gamble on the market to fill their feedlots. Basis levels are the big contributor to the strong feeder prices this fall. There is a two part story in terms of how the basis is supporting prices. In terms of the cash to cash basis, Alberta has had the highest fed prices in North America several times this year, and through September, Alberta prices averaged about $3/cwt higher than Nebraska. These are record strong cash to cash basis levels for this time of year. If there is concern that basis levels may head to more historic levels, this could put pressure on the feeder and calf markets. On the other hand, the cash to futures basis against the August 2018 live cattle futures is actually quite weak. The August Live Cattle futures were trading near $110 - $112 at time of writing, which was at a $4 premium to US cash prices. Therefore, the futures are projecting US fed prices to be higher next summer than what they were in September. To put this into perspective, the August 2018 futures are over $10 higher than where the August 2017 futures were last year,

and these stronger futures markets are encouraging cattle feeders to pay more for calves relative to a year ago.

While the fed market has had a major correction this fall, and prices are expected to improve later this year and for next spring, it is important to realize the market is already pricing in a near seasonal rally. Many of the feeder cattle and calves that are being purchased today are penciling out at $150 - $250 loss, even with the seasonal rally priced into the markets. Therefore, Canadian cattle feeders will need a larger than seasonal rally again this year for these new placements just to break-even. Price support will have to come from either a continued stronger than expected North American cattle market, a weaker Canadian dollar, a continued historically strong basis, or a combination of all these. When feedlots are buying cattle significantly offside, it is considered a sellersmarket, and does add risk to the marketplace moving forward. For more ongoing market information, and to become a Canfax member, please visit www.canfax.ca

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SOCIAL NEWS NEWSMAKERS

Left to Right: Jeffrey Yorga, Saskatchewan Limousin Association; Colin Verbeek; Tessa Verbeek, CLA General Manager; Amy Miller, Alberta Limousin Association; Cody Miller; Tiffany Richmond, Alberta Limousin Association. A number of other Canadian Limousin breeders were also in attendance.

A group of provincial Limousin Association board members, along with the CLA General Manager, recently attended the Sydney Royal Easter Show in Sydney, Australia at which Limousin was the Feature Breed. This made for a very big turn out of Limousin breeders and cattle! Over 230 head of Limousin breeding animals, as well as a very strong showing of Limousin steers were a tremendous sight. Canadian genetics were plentiful throughout the barns and did very well with many titles being won by animals by Canadian sires. The goal of this trip was the promote Canadian genetics, foster existing relationships with breeders and build new contacts that will help to move our breed forward in both countries. We would like to collectively thank the many breeders who showed us tremendous hospitality and congratulate everyone involved on a very successful Feature Breed show!

The Limousin breed had a fantastic few days at Ag in Motion northwest of Saskatoon! Matthew Heleniak and team sold top notch Norpac beef and promoted the exceptional beef Limousin animals produce. Andrew Ranches (Tim Andrew and Lois Andrew and family) brought a group of Limousin bulls that were used for the Curt Pate handling demonstrations. Curt Pate had very positive comments about the docility of these Limousin bulls and the strides the breed has made in docility. A Limousin steer won the prestigious 4-H Alberta Carcass Competition that was extra special this year, as it is 4-H Alberta’s Centennial! Nearly 50 calves were slaughtered in the competition. Emily (13), Mackenzie (11) and Samuel (10) Plante live on a mixed farm that focuses on quality Limousin cattle. They and their parent’s, Leonel and Lacey Plante, have Nor-Alta Limousin at Kinuso, Alberta. All three are members of the Kinuso Lakeside 4-H Club and were very proud that their winning carcass steer was a Limousin!

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TYING THE KNOT Congratulations to Cassie Lingley and Kris Smith, a part of the Lingley Livestock crew, who were married on July 15th in Kinsella, Alberta! Best wishes from the CLA!

STOCKING THE HERD

Windy Gables Limousin of Warkworth, Ontario is overjoyed to announce the arrival of Evalina Claire Marie Allen born February 17th, weighing 8 pounds 11 ounces to Nathan and Stephanie Allen. Nathan says she is an incredibly happy and healthy little girl and so excited for her future in the Limo breed! Congratulations to Steve and Jenna Lingley of Lingley Livestock, Irma, Alberta who announced the arrival of their baby girl, Ivy Clementine Lingley, born September 6th at 7:23 AM weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces. Congratulations to Mark and Elisabeth Angus of Jaymarandy Livestock, Beausejour, Manitoba who welcomed their second son, Finnley John Angus, on August 23rd weighing 8 pounds 2.5 ounces. Finnley joins big brother Owen in the next generation of the Angus family.

Big congratulations to the Richmond Ranch Ltd. family on the birth of Cole Thomas Nemetz to Samantha and Brandon Nemetz! Congratulations to Samantha and Brandon, as well as proud grandparents Jim and Stephanie Richmond!

Huge congratulations to AJ Smith, who assists with CLA Registry/Member Services, as she and Andrew Sullivan tied the knot on Saturday, July 29th and she is now AJ Sullivan! All the best AJ and Andrew! Your Limousin ‘family’ is very happy for you!

Congratulations to TaDomi and Madeleine Hunt of Carlsruhe Cattle Company in Ontario who welcomed a baby girl into their family on August 3rd! Everly Annelise Hunt was born at 10:47 AM weighing 6 pounds 14 ounces and 19.5 inches. Congratulations to the Hunts from the CLA! Congratulations to Dominic and Karlee Sklivas of True North Limousin, Sundre, Alberta on the birth of their baby boy Lincoln Dominic Sklivas born on May 27, 2017 weighing 6 pounds 15 ounces!

Congratulations to Kent and Jillian and the rest of the J. Yorga Farms Limousin family on the addition of Henrik to the crew on June 2nd!

CONDOLENCES

We are sorry to note the passing of Robert Arnold of Scotian Valley Farms, Waterville, Nova Scotia in March 2017. The Arnold family are long time supporters of the Limousin breed, and were one of the first farms in Nova Scotia to breed Limousin. Robert and his son, John, very much enjoyed showing at some of the early purebred shows, and especially enjoyed participating in steer shows with their crossbreds. John was the CLA Maritime representative for many years. Robert and his late wife Ardythe, originated the perpetual trophy awarded to the top Limousin at the Nova Scotia provincial 4-H show. Our condolences to the Arnold family.

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Ergot and fungal mycotoxins

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. Mycotoxins are toxins produced by molds. The mycotoxins achieving notoriety of late are chemicals produced by several species of Fusarium mold that infect cereal grains. The main classes affecting livestock production are zearalenone and the trichothecenes which includes: deoxynivalenol (DON); T-2 toxin (T2); HT-2 toxin; diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS); and fumonisins. The DON toxin, also referred to as vomitoxin, is the most common but certainly not the most dangerous. Testing for the presence of DON was traditionally used in the grain industry as an indicator that other toxins may be present. Other mycotoxins include Ochratoxin A produced by Aspergillus and Penicillium molds, and Aflatoxins produced by Aspergillus mold.

T-2 and HT-2 toxins may be missed which can easily render a diet unsafe for consumption. The DON component may appear safe at less than 5 PPM, but the other trichothecenes, although seemingly less significant in concentration, when converted to DON toxin equivalency may easily exceed the safe concentration threshold(source: Mycotoxin Calculator, http://www.saskatchewan.ca). Secondly, acceptable concentrations need to be revisited in light of the type of cattle being fed and the total concentration of mycotoxin class in the diet. Calves, developing bulls and pregnant cows are examples of types of cattle that may be poisoned by much lower concentrations of toxin than was once believed to be safe.

Fusarium poisonings in livestock have been reported in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and New Zealand. Moist warm conditions favour mold sporulation and infection of cereal grain heads causing the plant disease known as Fusarium Head Blight. Wheat and barley are most susceptible but all cereals and some grasses may succumb. Oats happen to be the least susceptible of the cereal grains. Fusarium infection can affect the whole head or just a few kernels resulting in yield lost and the formation of lightweight, chalky white kernels that are easily knocked off at harvest. Of the species of Fusarium known to plague cereals, Fusarium graminearum is the most associated with the production of mycotoxins. Within the F graminearum species there are two distinct chemotypes which effectively produce different toxins. The more aggressive chemotype of F. graminearum, the one associated with the production of DON and other livestock-relevant mycotoxins, namely T2 and HT2 toxins, has been increasing in prevalence over the last couple of decades in the US and Canada. Cool wet summers have facilitated mold growth and spores may be carried by wind, rain splash and most importantly the use of contaminated seed. (Source: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/business/agriculturenatural-resources-and-industry/agribusinessfarmers-and-ranchers/crops-and-irrigation/cropprotection/disease/fusarium-head-blight).

Fusarium mycotoxins have been shown to alter follicular development, ovulation and the onset of puberty and may impair spermatogenesis and sperm function; however, these findings have so far only been demonstrated in swine and the rat. Very little work has been done to assess the effects of these mycotoxins on reproductive parameters in cattle. T-2 and HT-2 in moldy hay may have caused poor sperm motility and an increase in morphologic abnormalities in bulls housed in an AI stud in Sweden, but cause and effect were difficult to prove. A recent study in rabbits showed that T-2 toxin caused decreased sperm motility, increased in sperm morphologic abnormalities and a decrease in testosterone concentrations. Testosterone is the principal hormone regulating sperm production and male sexual characteristics in mammals. More research is definitely needed to assess the effect of mycotoxins on sexual development and reproductive performance in cattle.

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is the most common and likely the least toxic for ruminants. Reduced feed intakes and negative effects on immune system function have been reported. According to guidelines established by Agriculture Agri-Food Canada the maximum acceptable concentration of DON in the total diet for growing beef cattle is 5 parts per million (ppm). Very high levels in swine rations may cause vomiting, hence the name vomitoxin; however, vomiting does not occur in cattle. T-2 and HT-2 are, by far, the most toxic trichothecenes. Two important pointsthat must be considered are: 1) within chemical class the effect of the toxins is additive; and 2) the current maximum acceptable concentration of toxins in a diet may be too high. For example, if grains are only tested for DON very small quantities of the much more potent

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When sampling feeds it is important to do a complete mycotoxin panel not just a simple DON test otherwise the potential toxicity of a ration component may be seriously underestimated. Many livestock producers, veterinarians and feed company representatives express frustration when trying to determine if a feedstuff is safe. One sample batch may appear acceptable while the next one exceeds the maximum tolerable limit. Maximum tolerable concentrations are often recorded in parts per billion (PPB) with 90% of the variation in mycotoxin quantities being due to sample collection. For example, grain harvested from one side of the field may have much higher levels than from another location. Collection of samples that are representative of the entire field, or better the batch of feed, is very important. A further 5% of the variation is due to technical or analytical technique in the lab and 2% can occur due to sampling within the submitted sample (Dr. Barry Blakley, Veterinary Toxicologist, personal communication). Be diligent in your feed testing, use clean seed and support more research on the effects of mycotoxins in cattle.


CCA PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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he Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) continues to attend the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) trade talks to ensure the industry’s key objectives are heard. The talks commenced in Washington, D.C. in August, followed by rounds in Mexico City and Ottawa (September) and are to return to Washington in October. The U.S. desires to have the trade talks concluded by years’ end, ahead of Mexico’s presidential vote in 2018 and U.S. midterm elections that fall. The CCA, along with the cattle producer organizations in the U.S. and Mexico, are united in their support that the terms of trade for beef remain unchanged in the negotiations. In July, the CCA submitted its advice for the negotiations to the Government of Canada, while the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released its negotiating objectives to revise NAFTA. Fortunately, there is alignment in several areas between the CCA’s objectives and USTR’s. At the top of the list, CCA places a high objective on ensuring that any effort by the U.S. to re-instate a discriminatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) program is rejected. The USTR document contains no mention of COOL. Furthermore, both documents are aligned on the principle that the NAFTA should maintain existing reciprocal dutyfree market access. The renegotiation of NAFTA is an opportunity to modernize regulations to ease trade flows and eliminate nonvalue-added costs in the supply chain. At the recent Pacific Northwest Economic

Region summit in Portland, Oregon, regulatory harmonization around border requirements to improve the flow of trade and the welfare of transported animals, including around the movement of purebred breeding cattle and genetics, and electronic certification were top focal points.

during volatile economic conditions and reducing their ability to invest in innovative practices and growing their business in the future.

The Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) came into effect on September 21, 2017. European beef is now duty free in the Canadian market and new duty-free quotas will be available for Canadian beef entering the EU market.

The CCA is working to ensure lawmakers in Ottawa are aware of cattle producers’ concerns about the proposed tax changes. We have joined forces with the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness, which wants the government to take the proposed changes off the table and launch meaningful consultations with the business community to address any short comings in tax policy without unfairly targeting independent businesses.

For Canadian beef to be eligible, cattle to be used for EU beef exports must be enrolled in the Canadian Program for Certifying Freedom from Growth Enhancing Products which is the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) supervised program for the EU. The CCA has prepared videos to help cow-calf producers and cattle feeders better understand the requirements of producing EU-eligible cattle. The videos are on the CCA website at www.cattle. ca/eu along with a list of CFIA approved veterinarians that can work with producers to enroll them in the program. The proposed changes to the taxation of private corporations announced by the Government of Canada, purportedly to close loopholes aimed at the wealthy, are another priority. If implemented, the proposed tax changes will have a significant negative impact on cattle producers and farm families across Canada. The most notable areas of change for private corporations, including family farms, are income sprinkling; passive income in a corporation; and capital gains. The changes would see small business owners such as ranchers restricted from sharing income with family members within the farm corporation. Additionally, the proposed changes could limit certain types of saving within a small business, putting cattle producers at more risk

Changes to capital gains rules will also make it more problematic for cattle producers and farmers to transfer the operation to the next generation.

This summer, Federal, Provincial and Territorial (FPT) Agriculture Ministers announced the Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP), a 5-year, $3 billion investment aimed at bolstering competitiveness, growth and innovation in the Canadian agriculture and agrifood sector. CAP replaces Growing Forward 2 on April 1, 2018. Changes to the Business Risk Management (BRM) Suite that will be implemented under CAP include capping the AgriStability reference margin limit, and adding a late participation mechanism to allow producers to access the program after the enrollment deadline in times of large income decline. Ministers also agreed to undertake a comprehensive review of BRM programming. The CCA looks forward to contributing meaningfully in the BRM program review and will work to ensure that the risk management needs of cattle producers are addressed in this process. Finally, we enjoyed another successful Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary this August. The 2018 conference will be in London, ON. I hope to see you there. Until next time, CCA President Dan Darling 51


MASTERFEEDS BEEF NEWSLETTER KEY POINTS FOR FEED ANALYSIS

by Jason Hurst Beef Technical Sales Masterfeeds

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ver the past couple months, many feed samples have been taken. The thoughts for this article is to shed some light on what to look for when the results come back. On most lab analysis, it starts off with the moisture. Moisture has been discussed before as it is important to figure out what an animal is actually consuming. Most diets are balanced off dry matter intake, making moisture an important factor to look at. The higher the moisture the more the feed is diluted. With high moisture feeds, these feeds may be so diluted that the animal may not be able to eat enough to meet requirements. An example of this is some grain silage that was cut and stored in the same day with a 15% DM in the sample. For every 100 pounds fed the animal only gets 15. Next is usually protein. Most look at Crude Protein (CP) as the main indicator of quality, but it is only one factor. First, we should define what CP is. CP is the nitrogen fraction of the sample times 6.25, this is how a product like urea can have a CP number of 281%. The biggest thing to remember is this is a rough number. More recently, research has broken this down to different fractions to indicate

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quality. Many samples now come back with soluble proteins as well as acid detergent insoluble crude protein. The soluble protein is just what it sounds like, protein or nitrogen that dissolves easily in water. The ADICP is more complex. It is the fraction of the nitrogen that is unavailable to the animal typically due to heat damage. These numbers can help to reveal the digestibility and quality of the protein in the feed. Next portion to focus on is the fiber portion. This is particularly of importance when it comes to forages. Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) and Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF) are usually the focus points. NDF is the portion of the sample that contains structural elements of the plant. This fraction contains both digestible and nondigestible components. NDF is an important component to look at as it can help to predict the DMI of the animals being fed. If NDF is high in the diet, the cattle can fill up and get limited on consumption without meeting their energy or protein requirements. It is important to note that the requirements of the animal need to be met before we max out the NDF portion of the diet. ADF is a portion of the NDF. It is essentially the portion of fiber that takes acid to breakdown. ADF can be an important number in terms of quality. The higher this number is generally the lower the energy in the feed. In many cases Net Energy levels, can be calculated off this number. Energy in forages is typically expressed in terms of a calculation. These come in the form of Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN), Net Energy (NE) for Maintenance, Lactation, and Growth, as well as the Relative Feed Value and Quality. These

numbers can provide a good guide line to determine value of the forages. Generally, for TDN, tests below 54% is considered low, between 55-59% is considered average quality, and above 59% is considered high quality. Ranges also exist for the other calculations as well. Other nutrients to pay attention to that have a bearing on silages is the starch fraction. As with all feeds, it is important to note why they are being used. If maintenance of cow condition is what is being balanced for, running a high starch level may not be desirable. An example of this is feeding a lot of corn silage to cows that are in late gestation and holding the desired amount of condition. Once all the analyses have been done it is best to lay out a plan to match the feed with the appropriate groups of livestock. Take note that with the growing season in some regions that forage quality may be much lower than expected, and in others may not have the volume of feed required so alternatives that are lower quality may be needed to make up volume. For help with this feel free to call your local Masterfeeds representative.


LIVESTOCK GENTEC GETTING GENOMICS AND YOUR COWHERD TO WORK FOR YOU by Dawn Trautman; Director of Knowledge Translation, Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta Technology

and data are everywhere– making it difficult to know which are useful to us. While genomics is another tool available for the livestock industry, it might at first seem to contribute to the information overload– there are multiple testing options and the data output can be overwhelming. The KISS principle says we should always ‘keep it simple’ and avoid unnecessary complexity. In that direction, let’s focus on getting your cowherd to work for you, considering genomics as one of the tools in the toolbox.

DEFINING YOUR BREEDING GOALS

First determine what you are looking for in terms of breeding goals. Genomic prediction is most useful for traits that are costly, too difficult to measure, or for traits that are measured late in life. Seedstock producers have really started to capitalize on genomics for marketing their sale bulls and for ensuring that the bulls they retain in their breeding program are performing as expected. However, what about seedstock replacement heifers? They are costly – but are also the future of the cowherd and so represent an important investment. Selecting heifers involves knowing your goals, gathering data, and selecting for traits that will achieve these goals. In beef cattle production, fertility is a main concern for all breeders – from seedstock to commercial. Over the lifetime of a cow, we want to increase the total offspring to increase our bottom line. Commercial producers often increase fertility traits with crossbreeding. However, for the purebred producer there is also the option of increasing fertility using the additive genetic component via within breed (or line) selection – a tool that the dairy industry has utilized much to their advantage. As most fertility traits are lowly heritable and difficult to measure it makes sense to use indicator traits, such as heifer pregnancy, stayability, or scrotal circumference. Genotyping can be helpful to seedstock producers in selecting replacement heifers in adding more data to the decisionmaking process. Historically, it’s been all about looks; now genomics adds predictions about many production traits such as calving ease and birthweight, and on carcass traits such as lean meat yield.

RECORD KEEPING: FOR YOUR PHENOTYPE AND YOUR GENOTYPE After defining your breeding goal, look

through your current records for a baseline assessment of your herd and identify any gaps to see where genomics might be able to contribute. While the best time to plant a tree (or collect your data) is twenty years ago, the second-best time is today. Depending on your production goals, genomic testing can help the decision

process. You can still select your top third of the heifers you’d like to keep based on an overall visual and herd data assessment. By this, it means picking the top third based on good feet, overall conformation matching your breeding goals, and health; while also considering the data – including if she was born to a cow that caught during the first estrous cycle of the breeding season – this will help indicate if she will be more likely to have this same advantage and contribute to her lifetime productivity and stayability (that is, her ability to breed early, and give you a weaned calf every year, for at least six years). After you have selected your top third for potential replacement heifers, it might be that you actually only want to keep 10-15% this year. Now, the tough decision – and this is where genomics can work for you. A low-density genomic test on this proportion of your heifers might be the most cost effective method for advancing your operation. Developing replacement heifers is costly – so adding another tool to the toolbox helps improve your bottom line in the long run as you will make more consistent decisions that will lead to selecting the heifers that will make you more money. With traditional methods, it might take four years or more to see the results of working on your heifer selection program; genomics offers producers a better prediction of heifer success before the heifer even leaves the cow’s side. This is possible by increasing selection accuracy and intensity to increase the genetic gain per generation, which then reduces the generation interval and increases overall genetic improvement, year over year, in your herd.

SOME FINAL NOTES On testing options:

SNP testing in beef cattle are broadly classified into three categories: (1) Basic SNP Parentage (95-120 SNPs); (2) Low Density (LD) genotyping (GGP-LD; 31,000 SNPs); and (3) High Density (HD) genotyping (50,000 SNPs and higher). The Basic SNP Parentage assay is a good tool for parentage verification; however, it does not collect enough information to be used to generate MBVs or genomically-enhanced EPDs. The GGP-LD assay is an excellent tool for conducting SNP parentage verification and is highly accurate, with the main advantage being that this information can be applied to the prediction equations for genomicallyenhanced EPDs at the lowest cost to the breeder. HD genotyping can be used on highly prolific animals (i.e., AI sires, ET dams, and prolific herd sires) that contribute a great deal of genetic material to the entire herd through their many offspring. The Bovine 50K genotypes are used to develop the prediction equations for a specific breed’s genomically-enhanced EPD calculation. This makes the LD-31K more useful as it can often be used to predict the full 50k panel. For any potential replacement animals the LD or HD options would be useful,

once the decision is made to actively apply the resulting information to the breeding decisions.

On accuracies: When EPDs and genomically enhanced EPDs are reported they often come along with an ‘accuracy’ score. Even though we are all for keeping things simple – don’t ignore this one! The accuracy score will quickly tell you the status of a bull, as you want the number to be more accurate if it’s a trait of importance to you. Think of it as the ‘Moneyball’ component of cattle breeding – we need the statistics to tell us how useful the EPD really is.

On sires: And, let’s not forget the impact of the sire. Up to (and some sources say more than) 85% of genetic change comes from the sire contribution, due to simple fact that he’ll have much more progeny per year than any female in the herd. As half the genes of an individual come from the sire, select bulls in the top half of the breed for the traits you are interested in, considering fertility, growth, and carcass. Depending on your breeding goals, other technologies, including artificial insemination can be utilized as a cost-effective way to introduce a more maternal focused bull with traits that might fit the production environment by balancing efficiency, productivity, and longevity – all without the need to maintain and feed a ‘specialized’ bull.

AND BACK TO KEEPING IT SIMPLE

A final reminder – that genomics is just one tool in the toolbox. When it comes to traits like lifetime productivity, longevity, and fertility, the impact of management and environment cannot be discounted. Continue to make a big picture assessment when selecting replacement heifers and with sire selection. In this way, phenotype is still king. Recording data such as birthdate helps decisions as heifers conceiving early in the breeding season are more likely to consistently reproduce successful over their lifetimes, as compared to heifers and cows that calve late in the season. Find the genotyping test that works for you in the most cost-effective way possible – by only testing animals that you want the information on and choosing the LD 31K option for replacements, and simple SNP parentage for all others. Genotyping is an added cost. So if you plan to genotype, be sure you also have a plan as to how you will use that information to help you improve your profits. And help is always available! Through your Canadian Limousin Association, members have access to expertise at Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, Delta Genomics, and the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. For more information, join experts on October 17th and 18th in Edmonton, AB for the annual Livestock Gentec conference, or sign up for our newsletter at livestockgentec.com.

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Breeder Section BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

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

ED FOUILLARD 780-996-0970 DAN FOUILLARD 587-987-8734

WWW.FOUILLARDLIMOUSIN.COM

RR1 THORSBY, AB T0C 2P0

PUREBRED DRIVEN. COMMERCIALLY COMMITTED.

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

ALBERTA

southbridgelimousin@theboss.net

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

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

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

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

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Box 1352 Ph: (780) 623-2468 Lac La Biche, AB Fax: (780) 623-4169 T0A 2C0 Fullblood & Black or Red Polled


Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

SASKATCHEWAN

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

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

www.hockridgefarms.ca

Box 450, Roblin, MB R0L 1P0 email: lrangus@xplornet.ca

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

MANITOBA

Len, Ruth & Mark Angus: 204-937-4980 Todd, Jay-Dean, Jules & Angus Smyth: 204-937-4384

www.jaymarandy.com

H LIMOUSIN W The “Fuchs” Family A Bethune, Saskatchewan S0G 0H0 Y Purebred Red & Black Limousin Cattle Visitors Welcome Ed & Doreen (306) 638-4422 Warren (306) 789-8863 Darcy (306) 638-4800 Email: wfuchs@sasktel.net

Stan & Pat

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

Lazy A Limousin t he HI R SC HFEL D f am i l y Brent

Carey

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

Steven

Brittany

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

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

ONTARIO

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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

Arcon Cattle Company

Arley Cattle Company

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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

727 458 21st Sideroad RR#1 Clarksburg, Ontario NOH 1JO

Kym and Carole Anthony - Owners Mike Geddes - General Manager Farm Office: 519 599 6776 Farm Fax: 519 599 1079 Mike Geddes cell: 519 375 6230 Mike Geddes - email: mike@topmeadowfarms.com Darrell Saunders - email: dsaunders@topmeadowfarms.com 4250 King Rd. King City, ON L7B 1K4 Ray, Stacie, Will Meg & Liz Stanton Mobile: (416) 505-0707 rays@londonproperty.ca

Visit our website at:

WWW.TOPMEADOWFARMS.COM

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

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

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

1366 - Windy Gables:Layout 4

06/11/2007

Breeders of polled purebred and fullblood Limousin

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

Exhibitor Draws Include: Panels donated by 2W Livestock A Stall Set-Up donated by Diamond H Industries A Blower donated by Symens Land & Cattle and Lingley Livestock

Division Prizes! $2500 Cash Back! View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

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thursday, november 9

1:00 PM - Canadian National Limousin Show 5:00 PM - PreSale Reception & Pizza Party 6:00 PM - Canadian National Limousin Sale, Managed by T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

saturday, november 11

11:00 AM - Farmfair Bull Pen Show & Commercial Cattlemen’s Lunch 4:00 PM - Alberta Supreme Show of Champions


Services Section   Auctioneer 4-3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9

Cell (306) 220-5006 chris@tbarc.com

Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. Davis-Rairdan International P.O. Box 590 Crossfield, Alberta Canada T0M 0S0 Phone (403) 946-4551 Fax (403) 946-5093 Website: www.davis-rairdan.com E-mail: embryos@davis-rairdan.com services offered: - On-farm freezing & collection - Donor care facility - Recipient herd - Licensed facility for embryo exports - Genetic marketing & selection

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DEADLINE & EDITORIAL CALENDER Christmas (Herd Bull Issue) Ad bookings by November 20 Ad copy by December 1 Winter (Herd Bull Issue) Ad bookings by January 15 Ad copy by January 25 Fall (Late Sale Issue) Ad bookings by September 20 Ad copy by September 30


ADVERTISIERS INDEX Amaglen Limousin 6 Andrew Ranches Limousin 10 Arcon Cattle Company 55 B Bar Cattle 7, 19 Bar 3R Limousin 55 Bar-Dale Limousin 54 Bee Zee Acres 56, 59 Bohrson Marketing Services 7 Boss Lake Genetics 8, 19 Bova-Tech Ltd. 57 Bow Valley Genetics 57 Cherway Limousin 55 Clark Cattle 12, 14, 15 Cochrane Stock Farms 55 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 57 DC Farms 19 deJager Limousin Cattle Co. 54 Diamond C Limousin 19, 54 Double B Cattle Company 27 Eden Meadows Farm 2, 19 Excel Ranches 10, 19

RCN Livestock 19 Red Coat Cattle Station 55 Red Maple Farms 13, 14 Richmond Ranch 9, 19, 54 River Pine Cattle Co. 14 Riverstone Cattle Company IFC Rocky View Livestock 54 Skeels, Dan 57 Smart Limousin 56 Southbridge Limousin 54 Stewart Limousin 54 Stockmen’s Insurance 57 Symens Land & Cattle Co. 19, 21 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. Team Auction Sales Top Meadow Farms Triple “R” Limousin

19 57 56 56

Venture Livestock Enterprises

14, 19

Willowcrest Limousin 54 Windy Gables Limousin 3, 12, 56 Wulf Cattle 14

Fort Ellice Limousin 55 Fouillard Limousin 54 Gardiner Limousin 56 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 57 Greenwood Limousin 11, 19 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 57 Hansen’s Limousin 54 Haystack Acres 56 Hi Way Limousin 55 Highland Stock Farms Ltd. 5 Hillside Farm 56 Hillview Farms 27, 54 Hockridge Farms 55 Hudson Limousin 54 Indian River Cattle Company

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J Yorga Farms IBC Jaymarandy Limousin 55 Lazy A Limousin 55 New Life Limousin 12, 14 Northlands 26, 29 Payne Livestock BC, 19 Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 19, 54 Plains Limousin 19 Poley, Chris 57 Poplar View Stock Farm 55 Posthaven Limousin 56 59


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15 Sons Sell February 26, 2018

EPDs Act.

BW: 3.3 105 lbs

WW: 62 665 lbs

YW: 76 1230 lbs

M: 28

SC: 1.10

Doc: 11

Dam - SCCJ Sky 669S

REA: 0.55

MB: -0.32

Arcade as a Yearling

Annual Production Sale February 26, 2018

70 Two Year Old And Long Yearling Bulls Sell 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 Box 14, Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0

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