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The future is looking bright for Windy Gables

Changes are always happening at Windy Gables Limousin

The next generation checking the herd Merry Christmas and all the best for a prosperous New Year from our outfit to yours! Thank you to all our friends and customers for supporting and using Windy Gables genetics in your programs. Wisihng you all the best, Bryce & Janice, Nathan & Steph Watch for the Windy Gables Private Treaty Open House & Sale, Bull & Heifer 10 am - 3 pm April 11, 2015 N Warkworth, O Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  1


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Limousin Supreme Wins in 2014 Making the Shift Masterfeeds Limousin Show Cattle of the Year 21st International Limousin Congress Elite Limousin Herds & Dams Ontario Junior Limousin News Flash Excelling in the Real World Canadian Junior Limousin Scholarship A “Growth” Opportunity Presidents Message Award of Distinction Canadian Junior Limousin Association News

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Ontario Provincial Show Olds Fall Classic Zoetis Stockade Roundup Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Farmfair International Canadian Western Agribition Manitoba Livestock Expo

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Koyle Black Belt 4B

Raising Champion s in the ring...

Reserve Senior Bull Calf CWA

WULFS YAK THE BLACK T108Y x EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T Homo Polled Hetero Black BW: 3.6 WW: 54.8 YW: 95.4 Milk: 24.7 MWWT: 52.1

Koyle Black Hawk 23B

High Selling Bull CWA National Limousin Sale $15,000.00 to Laird Edwards, SK

Royal Bull Calf Champion and Royal Reserve Grand Bull

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T x EF TICKLE MY FANCY 570T Homo Polled Hetero Black BW: 3.6 WW: 49.5 YW: 80.2 Milk: 24.5 MWWT: 49.3

“Full Sibling” to Koyle Apache 8A the Royal 2013 Grand Bull and Royal Sale High Selling Lot. Apache is now Owned by Bohrson, Murphy Ranches and Canadian Sires where semen is available.

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Koyle Avril “L.” 10A

! e r u t s a p e h t n and i Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion Female CWA Reserve Yearling Female AHCC WESTWIND W544 x TMF TOO MUCH FUN 507T BW: 1.8 WW: 51.8 YW: 104.4 Milk: 21.5 MWWT: 47.4 Avril “L.” will calve in early 2015 and will enter our ET Program.

Koyle Bar Hop 9B

Royal Calf Champion and Reserve Grand Female

EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T x KOYLE YOU’RE FANCY 2Y BW: 2.5 WW: 51.5 YW: 85.3 Milk: 30.0 MWWT: 55.8 Homo Polled

Thank you to Anchor B, the Bohrsons for your purchase of this outstanding heifer in the Royal Elite Sale.

Dwight & Catherine Koyle Martin Koyle 33429, 6th Line, RR 3, McLean, Saskatchewan Iona Station, ON N0L 1P0 P: 306.519.7789 P: 519.764.2697 | C: 519.670.8314koylefarms@gmail.com cdkoyle@gtn.net | koylefarms.com Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  7


Dear Limousin Members;

Chers membres de l’Association Canadienne Limousin;

Year ends are always bitter sweet to me. There is the whirlwind of travelling to shows and sales, getting ready for the December Board meeting, compiling the Christmas issue of the Limousin Voice, to name a few things on the “to do” list at the CLA. But there is also a sense of accomplishment.

La fin de l’année est toujours la lumière au bout du tunnel pour moi. Bien sûr, c’est une période stressante avec un tourbillon de déplacements pour assister à de divers évènements (concours, ventes etc.). Il y a aussi la préparation de la réunion du Conseil qui a toujours lieu en décembre sans oublier le contenu du numéro de Noël du Limousin Voice. Malgré toutje ressens un immense un sentiment d’accomplissement. Les réalisations de l’industrie du Limousin sont nombreuses en 2014, que ce soit dans le secteur commercial, dans l’arène de vente, aux comptoirs de vente de viande ou avec votre association nationale de race.On ne passe pas inaperçu!

Limousin accomplishments were numerous in 2014; whether in the commercial sector, in the show ring, or with your national breed association; we didn’t go unnoticed! Many thanks to all the volunteers across the country who help to promote this breed that we all love so much. Also thanks goes out to our valuable sponsors and supporters who make our events that much more special and rewarding. Hats off to the Saskatchewan Limousin Association for hosting us in July for the Junior Conference and again in November for an amazing National Show and Sale. The initiatives of the SLA Board and hard work paid off with great turn out of exhibited cattle and visitors attending the events. From all of us who attended – THANK YOU SLA! In this issue of the Voice, you will get a taste of what ILC 2014 offered in Argentina. Their unbelievable hospitality will never be forgotten by those of us who were fortunate enough to attend. If you are interested in a trip that is the perfect marriage of culture and Limousin cattle, mark your calendar for the next International Limousin Congress, August 20-28, 2016 in Ireland. As mentioned in the September newsletter (that was mailed to all CLA members), there are some changes in the horizon for next year. We look forward to a new registry system that will offer our members many more options than the current one. Digital Beef represents a multi-faceted tool for you and more flexibility forthe CLA, not to mention some money savings! Another change in regards to our EPD calculations. The data crunching is moving to the American Simmental Association for most traits. Please take a moment to read the enclosed article written by Dr. Robert Weaber regarding this change. It is important to note that we remain a North American evaluation and all data is combined with NALF’s. Therefore American and Canadian animals will continue to have seamless EPD’s and be fully comparable. Your CLA Board of Directors will be meeting in Calgary on December 12 and 13. Watch for the outcome of their discussions in the January newsletter. We remind you that Whole Herd Enrollment is due no later than January 15th, 2015. On-line users may find instructions on how to post their inventory on our website. Assistance is also always only a phone call away. Please note that the CLA office will be closed from December 24th until January 5th as we take a little bit of time to celebrate the holidays with our love ones. On behalf of the Board of Directors and Dallas and Lori at the office, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to a prosperous New Year while continuing to work with you. Kindest regards, Anne Brunet-Burgess CLA General Manager

Merci à tous ces bénévoles qui partout au pays contribuent à la promotion de cette race que nous aimons tant. Aussi remerciement à nos précieux commanditaires et supporteurs qui rehaussentde beaucoup nos événements et nos programmes. Dans ce numéro du Voice, vous verrez un reportage sur le Congrès International Limousin qui a eu lieu en Argentine. Leur hospitalité incroyable ne sera jamais oubliée pour ceux d’entre nous qui ont eu la chanced’y assister. Si vous êtes intéressé par un voyage qui est le mariage parfait entre de la culture d’un pays et le bétail Limousin, préparez-vous pour le prochain Congrès International Limousin, du 20-28 août 2016 en Irlande. Comme mentionné dans le bulletin d’information de septembre (qui a été envoyé à tous les membres de l’association), il y a quelques changements à l’horizon pour l’année prochaine. Nous attendons avec impatience un nouveau système de registre qui va offrir à nos membres beaucoup plus d’options que celui actuel. Le système Digital Beef sera en place d’ici le mois d’avril et représente un outil aux multiples facettes pour vous et plus de flexibilité pour l’association, sans parler des économies d’argent! Il y a aussi un autre changement en ce qui concerne les calculs d’EPD. Les données sont maintenant acheminées àl’Association Américaine Simmental pour la plupart des caractères. Vous trouverez un article rédigé par le Dr Robert Weaber concernant ce changement dans ce numéro du Voice. Si nos membres francophones sont intéressés, il sera traduit au début de la nouvelle année. Il est important de noter que nous gardons une évaluation nord-américaine et toutes les données sont combinées avec celles des animaux américains. Donc les animaux américains et canadiens continueront d’avoir des EPD qui se comparent. Votre Conseil d’administration de l’association canadienne se réunira à Calgary les 12 et 13 décembre prochain. Un sommaire de leurs décisions sera publié dans le bulletin d’information de janvier. Nous vous rappelons aussi que l’enrôlement de troupeau est du le 15 janvier 2015 au plus tard. Veuillez noter que les bureaux de l’association seront fermés du 24 décembre jusqu’au 5 janvier. Au nom du Conseil d’administration de Dallas et de Lori au bureau, je vous souhaite à tous un très joyeux Noël et j’attends avec impatience une nouvelle année prospère pour tout mon monde de Limousin. Salutations chaleureuses, Anne Brunet-Burgess Directrice générale

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From our family to yours, we would like to wish you all the joy of family, the gift of friendship, the warmest of thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and new year. All the best from the Richmond Family; Jim, Stephanie, Tiffany and Samantha Richmond.

Hope to see you all at the upcoming Grass Country Bull and Female Sale Friday, March 13, 2015.

Call Jim at (403) 368-2103 or visit www.richmondranch.com EXCEL RANCHES BULL SALE March 21st, 2015 Thanks to all the bidders and buyers from 2014

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!

Excel Polled Axel Rose

RON & BARB MILLER RR 1 Box 3 STN 5 Westlock, Alberta T7P 2N9 780-349-2135 excelranches@hotmail.com

CODY & AMY MILLER

www.excelranches.com

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RR1 Westlock, Alberta T7P 2N9 780-349-0644 codymiller8@gmail.com


A Banner Day

Champion Female at the 2014 Manitoba Livestock Expo

Thank You to Maple Hurst Farms for purchasing our Agribition Female

Happy Holidays! BULL CALF SELLING AT RED, BLACK AND WHITE BULL SALE - MARCH 21, 2015 MOOSE JAW, SK

Terry & Lynette Hepper, Sara & Erin RR1, Zehner, SK S0G 5K0 306-781-4628 306-536-7075 thepper@yourlink.ca

Thank you to Suzanna and Jerry Steves … for all the yearling steers and calves they purchased for their grass-fed beef operation at “Back Valley Ranch”. They’re great partners! Thank you to Wes and Donna Gilmore of “Painted River Farm” for your purchase of 2 bulls and 6 bred heifers. Daniel and Vera Soles … a big thanks for your purchase of 3 bulls. Fred Philps … thanks so much for the 3 bulls you bought. Robert and Dori Hampton … thanks again for your new bull purchase. We thank “Pinnacle View” for the great hospitality at their open house … which gave us the chance to meet Rick and Mary Hertz, Michael McCord , Wayne and Anne Burgess … we can now put a face to these wonderful people we’ve never met before in person. Merry Christmas Everyone … all the best for the new year!

Hi-Valley Limousin Dave & Linda Harvey Box 1469 100 Mile House, B.C. V0K 2E0 (250) 397-2306 e-mail: hivalleylimo@gmail.com Website: www.hivalleylimo.com

Myron Storm Theodore …. Thank-you for doing so well with “Ottis”.

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Sometimes Things Happen for a Reason...

TMF Clover 6A

Wulf ’s Urban Cowboy x TMF Miss 802T

It’s no coincidence that Clover is turning out to be a great one. Her incredible structure, docile temperament and pedigree packed with powerful genetics made her one of the most popular females at the Ontario shows this year. TMF Miss 802T - A consistent producing Cole Montana Sky daughter

Supreme Champion Over All Breeds Owen Sound Fair

Champion Female and Supreme Limousin Ontario Provincial Show

Champion Female Ontario Junior Limousin Show Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

People’s Choice Female

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Reserve Champion Senior Yearling Shameless Jackie - Grand Dam - One of the breed’s all time high sellers

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Feel free to contact us!

Shaun Grant

Shameless Hussey - Great Grand Dam - The female that started it all for Top Meadow Farms

685668 Side Road 19, RR 2 Markdale, Ontario N0C 1H0 519.986.2675 jsgrant123@hotmail.com Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  11

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Harry Grant

14 Lenora Lane Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Z 1B1 902.435.0303 hgrant@atlanticamechanical.ca


Limousin Supreme Wins in 2014

Cottage Lake Alone With You

Cottage You’re Simply The Best

Owned by Cottage Lake Livestock

Owned by Cottage Lake Livestock

Barrhead Ag Society Wildwood Ag Society Rich Valley Ag Fair

Mayerthorpe Ag Society

TMF Clover 6A

Greenwood Young And Restless

Owned by Grant Livestock

Owned by Greenwood Limousin

Owen Sound Fall Fair

Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up

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Happy Holidays from us to you! AHCC Westwind W544 TMF Zodiak 342Z Top Meadow 604S

2014 Royal Grand Champion Bull 2014 Ontario Provincial Show Champion 2013 Royal Reserve Champion Bull

Thank-you to our 2014 Buyers! Special thanks to Sam Kennedy, Kevin Preston, Terry Johnstone and all the rest of the Hollee Limousin Team!

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Making the shift…Understanding the new base for CLA EPDs

By Bob Weaber, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Cow-calf Extension Specialist, Kansas State University Over the past year, work has been undertaken to explore a shift in genetic evaluation service providers for the Canadian Limousin Association (CLA) and US partner the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF). The decision to join the collaborative evaluation undertaken by International Genetic Solutions (IGS) will bring a number of advantages to commercial cow-calf producers and other participants in the beef value chain. The IGS system now includes over 15 million animals and 35,000 genotypes making it the largest and most powerful beef cattle genetic evaluation in the world. The IGS system provides EPDs for the American and Canadian Simmental Associations, American and Canadian Gelbvieh Associations, American Maine Anjou Association, American Chianina Association, American Shorthorn Association, Canadian Angus Association, and the Red Angus Association of America. In early 2015, the CLA and NALF will release their first EPDs from this new collaboration. In addition to forming the largest multi-breed, multi-association genetic evaluation in the world, several of the breeds have agreed to report their EPDs on a common base. Use of a common base makes the EPDs from Simmental, Red Angus, Gelbvieh, Shorthorn and soon Limousin, directly comparable without the use of any adjustments. This makes mating decisions in a planned crossbreeding system much easier for commercial producers using genetic inputs from these breeds. A number of other technical advancements come to the Limousin genetic evaluation through participation in the IGS system. The IGS system computes multi-breed EPDs for a full range of EPD traits including EPDs for Calving Ease, Maternal Calving Ease, Birth Weight, Weaning Weight, Yearling Weight, Milk, Carcass Weight, Yield Grade, Marbling, Rib-eye Area and Fat Thickness. The system accounts for both direct and maternal heterosis effects as well as breed effects. After performance records are adjusted for these effects, breed composition is eliminated from the contemporary group definition. This realignment of contemporary groups into larger groups contributes to higher accuracy EPDs for animals in these groups. The inclusion of a large amount of Angus and Red Angus genetics represented in many of the cooperating breed

databases effectively ties all the data sets together. Correlations between IGS test run and CLA published EPDs were high indicating a strong relationship between the two different genetic evaluation systems. Due to changes in contemporary group structure, differences in models used for calving ease and carcass traits and a large number of related animals providing genetic information from other sources, correlations of 1 were not expected. Adoption of the common base used by a number of participants in IGS will require that Limousin breeders and end users of Limousin influenced genetics recalibrate their ‘eye’ to the new averages. To assist in the transformation, a number of tables have been assembled that illustrate the differences between the existing CLA EPDs and those coming from the new IGS collaboration. Table 1 below includes the average EPDs for active Limousin sires, dams and calves as well as LimFlex sires and calves reported on the base used for International Limousin Genetic Evaluation (ILGE) Fall 2014 EPD release as well as the IGS Fall 2014 base. As you study the values, you note that many of the changes in the averages are fairly modest. Naturally, Limousin breeders want to understand where the breed ranks compared to other participants on the common base. The average EPDs of active sires from Limousin (Limousin and LimFlex), Simmental, Red Angus and Gelbvieh from the Fall 2014 IGS run are reported in table 2. In general, the Limousin influenced sire groups are competitive with the other breeds. This is evidence that CLA and NALF members have been pursuing genetic improvement across a range of economically important traits using the best science and technology available. Finally, table 3 reports the EPDs of five widely used Limousin bulls represented in the CLA data. Evaluation of this data should lead to an increased understanding of the differences in EPD base between the Fall 2014 evaluation and the new common base from the IGS evaluation.

Table 1. Comparison of average EPDs by animal class and genetic evaluation source for animals evaluated in the published IGLE Fall 2014 EPD release and the test run results from the Fall 2014 International Genetic Solutions evaluation (reported on common base). Class Evaluation CE BW WW YW MILK MCE CW REA YG MARB Sires ILGE Fall 2014 8.3 1.8 46.6 82.6 22.6 4.1 21.2 0.53 -0.09 -0.03 IGS Fall 2014 5.9 1.8 63.5 88.6 21.6 4.4 24.7 0.40 -0.15 -0.09 LimFlex Sires ILGE Fall 2014 8.8 0.4 50.4 94.4 26.7 3.4 31.4 0.00 0.31 0.26 IGS Fall 2014 9.0 0.8 64.4 98.2 22.3 5.2 29.2 0.39 -0.06 0.28 Dams ILGE Fall 2014 7.8 1.9 43.3 77.3 22.0 3.9 16.3 0.48 -0.10 -0.04 IGS Fall 2014 5.6 2.0 60.0 82.8 21.3 4.5 21.5 0.37 -0.17 -0.11 Calves ILGE Fall 2014 9.1 1.5 47.2 83.9 23.0 4.8 25.9 0.55 -0.07 0.00 IGS Fall 2014 6.7 1.4 64.6 90.9 21.8 4.9 25.5 0.40 -0.14 -0.07 LimFlex Calves ILGE Fall 2014 9.0 0.2 50.2 94.3 27.3 3.7 30.3 0.03 0.28 0.24 IGS Fall 2014 9.1 0.6 64.6 98.5 23.2 5.4 29.2 0.39 -0.07 0.26 Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  14


Table 2. Average EPDs for active sire groups by breed for IGS participating breeds: Limousin, LimFlex, Simmental, Red Angus, and Gelbvieh Sire Breed Limousin LimFlex Simmental Red Angus Gelbvieh

CE BW 5.9 1.8 9.0 0.8 9.0 2.0 5.0 -1.6 8.0 1.2

WW YW MILK MCE CW REA MARB 63.5 88.6 21.6 4.4 24.7 0.40 -0.09 64.4 98.2 22.3 5.2 29.2 0.39 0.28 63.5 92.1 23.3 10.3 27.2 0.77 0.13 55.0 86.0 19.0 4.0 18.0 0.08 0.41 66.0 91.0 29.0 6.0 25.0 0.44 -0.21

Table 3. EPDs of high use Limousin bulls from the published Fall 2014 IGLE and IGS test run genetic evaluations. Name Evaluation CE BW WW YW MILK CEM CW REA FAT MARB RLF YARDLEY 601Y ILGE Fall 2014 3 2.4 61 104 31 4 33 0.89 -0.01 -0.10 Limousin-CPM0205323 IGS Fall 2014 2 3.5 84 128 27 4 51 0.88 -0.03 -0.29 WULFS XTRACTOR X233X ILGE Fall 2014 10 1.1 70 118 23 4 57 0.89 -0.01 0.13 Limousin-NPM1967681 IGS Fall 2014 5 1.5 95 131 18 9 49 0.57 -0.03 0.07 IVY’S UNDERPRESSURE 43U ILGE Fall 2014 4 2.6 60 100 20 -2 11 0.59 -0.01 -0.12 Limousin-CPM0191183 IGS Fall 2014 2 2.9 86 121 14 3 45 0.45 -0.05 -0.21 RPY PAYNES ELVIS 34X ILGE Fall 2014 20 -0.1 60 98 23 9 9 0.30 0.00 0.03 Limousin-CPM0200529 IGS Fall 2014 11 0.1 74 104 17 7 31 0.47 0.01 -0.19 TMF WESTWOOD 505W ILGE Fall 2014 9 1.8 60 103 15 7 27 0.53 -0.02 -0.10 Limousin-CPM0196387 IGS Fall 2014 6 1.9 86 122 14 6 44 0.48 -0.04 -0.3

COMPLETE DISPERSAL OF ALL BRED FEMALES FROM

HUDSON LIMOUSIN

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

Dryland Cattle Trading Corp. Hudson Limousin Graham Schetzsle or Kurt Cole Bob or Dorothy Hudson 403-575-3772 780-879-2105 kurt@drylandcattle.com C: 780-385-4323 www.drylandcattle.com Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  15


2014 Masterfeeds Limousin Show Cattle of the Year The Canadian Limousin Association would like to thank Masterfeeds for their support of this program and all breeders who represent the breed so well across the country. Congratulations to all exhibitors. Your investment of time and resources in showing cattle benefit the entire Limousin community. In order to qualify, a show must have a minimum of 30 head of Limousin entered and showed.

2014 qualitfying shows:

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Harding, MB Manitoba Beef Expo, MB Markham, ON Lindsay, ON Royal Winter Fair, ON Olds Fall Classic, AB Farmfair International, AB Lloydminster, SK Canadian Western Agribition, SK

Limousin animals were Supreme Champions at the following events:

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Harding, MB Owen Sound, ON Barrhead, AB Mayerthorpe, AB Lloydminster, SK Wildwood, AB

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2014 Masterfeeds Show bull of The Year: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z TMF ZODIAK 342Z GREENWOOD PLD ZEPPELIN RPY PAYNES BALBOA 31B MRA CLEVELAND 108Z COTTAGE LAKE BREAKING IN JL BONNET’S THUG MRA 402B BEE ZEE PLD BLK ADRENALINE 27A GREENWOOD PLD BOURBON HIGHLAND BOSTON

120 88 63 48 46 45 42 38 34 29

Highland Stock Farms & Payne Livestock Hollee Limousin & Top Meadow Farms Greenwood Limousin Payne Livestock Jaymarandy Livestock Cottage Lake Livestock Jaymarandy Limousin Bee Zee Acres Greenwood Limousin Highland Stock Farms

Show Bull of the Year RPY Paynes Derby 46Z

2014 Masterfeeds Show female of The Year: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10

GREENWOOD YOUNG&RESTLESS COTTAGE LAKE ALONEWITHYOU TMF CLOVER 6A RPY PAYNES ANNIKA 3A GREENWOOD PLD BIRCH KOYLE AVRIL “L” 10A PINCH HILL BIG BOOTY 403B RPY PAYNES BIZZY 37B COTTAGE LAKE BLURRED LINE HOLLEE’S BABY’S BREATHE GREENWOOD PLD BRANDY

106 77 56 54 51 49 42 37 36 35 35

Greenwood Limousin Cottage Lake Livestock Grant Livestock Hi-Way Limousin Greenwood Limousin Koyle Farms Pinch Hill Limousin Payne Livestock Cottage Lake Livestock Hollee Limousin Greenwood Limousin

Show Female of the Year Greenwood Young & Restless Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  17


2014 Masterfeeds Show sires of The Year: 1 KAJO RESPONDER 120R 204 Canadian semen rights owned by Payne/Rayd/Jones/Stoney Creek 2 WULFS XTRACTOR X233X 192 Canadian semen rights owned by Payne Livestock 3 EXLR TOTAL IMPACT 054T 190 Canadian semen rights owned by Greenwood Limousin 4 AHCC WESTWIND W544 155 Canadian semen rights owned by Highland Stock Farms 5 TMF WESTWOOD 505W 154 Top Meadow Farms & Rail Line Farms 6 RLF YARDLEY 601Y 133 Top Meadow Farms & Rail Line Farms 7 RPY PAYNES MARATHON 47U 125 Richmond Ranch & Payne Livestock 8 MAGS YIP 111 Canadian semen rights owned by Pinnacle View Limousin 9 RPY PAYNES ELVIS 34X 105 Jones Cattle Co & Payne Livestock 10 GREENWOOD PLD XTRA CHARGE 98 Murphy Ranch & Greenwood Limousin

Show Sire of the Year KAJO Responder 120R

2014 Masterfeeds Show Dams of The Year: 1 2 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

IVY’S POLLED PRINCESS 1P GREENWOOD PLD TALKINDIRTY TOP MEADOW 604S HSF TINKERBELL MRA SCOTCH BONNET 922W RPY PAYNES TIERRA 9T LAL MARILYN MONROE 42W GREENWOOD POLLED MADONNA RPY PAYNES WILL I DO 23W TMF MISS 802T BEE ZEE POLLED XYRISSE 56X ANCHOR B WANNA DANCE

120 106 88 88 88 77 76 63 57 56 55 54

Ivy Livestock & Payne Livestock Greenwood Limousin Top Meadow Farms C. Matthews / Payne L. / S. & J. Payne Jaymarandy Livestock Cottage Lake Livestock Cottage Lake Livestock Greenwood Limousin Payne Livestock Top Meadow Farms Bee Zee Acres Payne Livestock

Show dam of the Year Ivy’s Polled Princess Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  18


21st International Limousin Congress

Not only a pleasure to attend, but a privilege Every second year, Limousin enthusiasts from around the world are hosted by a different country for a week of genetic appreciation, technical conferences and fellowship. The 21st International Limousin congress (ILC) took place November 2-9 in Argentina. The program began in Buenos Aires with opening ceremonies at the French Embassy in homage of the breed’s origin. The French ambassador was very proud to speak about the fact that Argentina was the first country to form a Limousin association outside of France in 1963. France also had the largest delegation of all 17 counties represented at this year’s ILC.

Opening Ceremonies (pictured left) French Ambassdor speaking (pictured right)

by Anne Brunet-Burgess

Day 1: “Los Robles & Don Federico” in the province of Buenos Aires. This large family operation of almost 4,000 hectares and 1300 cows in production, maintains a purebred herd of Limousin Los Robles Ranch females and has been breeding Lim-Flex animals as well. The many resulting black animals on site were a hot topic of conversation among the French, who have difficulty understanding the modifications made to the breed from its original composition. Day 2: The National Livestock Market featured a special Limousin feeder sale. The efficient set-up comprises of catwalks used by buyers who move

The 150 participants (8 from Canada) were treated to extraordinary hospitality by the farms that were visited. Each one more passionate about the breed than the next. All were extremely proud to open their gates to the large group to share the uniqueness of their operation.

Canadian Delegation - Jim & Susan Butt, Gary & Sheila Smart, John & May Lockhart, Anne and Wayne Burgess

National Livestock Market Limousin feeder sale

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from pen to pen, following a mobile auction block, animals are sold in their holding pen not in a sale ring. We witnessed over 600 head sold in less than 20 minutes. Lunch was served at “Santa Maria de Pueblo Nuevo,” a dairy, horse and poultry farm where 25 top Limousin females are the owner’s pride and joy. The day wrapped up at “La Cotidiana” a select herd that Hospitality at its best focuses on quality and not so much quantity. With only 100 hectares, they have resorted to hydroponic crops to produce some of their feed. The casual dinner featured Argentinian dancers, a popular attraction by most male delegates.

Kerr (UK) and Anne Burgess (Canada) retuning to the Executive along with new comers Joe Epperly (US) and Paul Stykes (Ireland). Day 4: An emotional Dietert Family of “Los Ombues” in the province of Santa Fe welcomed the Los Ombues Ranch delegation. The entire herd was on site along with some feeder cattle. Their string was most successful at the show later that week. Few herds made mention of pedigrees/bloodlines in their presentation, but stall cards were displayed at “La Esmeralda” for herd bulls, donor cows and show cattle. Canadian Polled Fullblood bulls have been used successfully in that herd and were still part of their breeding program. They also operate a 2000 head feedlot.

La Cotidiana

Day 3: The technical program included presentations about the Argentinian beef industry and an interesting feed trial comparing Angus to Limousin (all posted on the CLA website). With the growing popularity of Angus around the world, it seems that many countries are looking for ways and data to distinguish the Limousin breed and find niche markets. There were updates on genomic work being done in France and in North America. Joe Epperly presented on behalf of NALF and the CLA. At the International Limousin Council Annual General Meeting, Aled Edwards from Wales was reappointed as Chairman, Sebastien Stamane (France) as Secretary, with Ian

Canadian genetics at La Esmeralda

While travelling, we received several inquiries for Canadian Polled Fullblood genetics from fellow participants; mostly from European countries. It appears that some may even be open to high percentage red animals. Of course the difficult part is the health qualification (must be IBR negative). This is just a point of interest to inform our Canadian members that our genetics had been noticed and are still sought after around the world. Day 5: The Argentine Institute of Agricultural Technology, located in the province of Cordoba validated the value of an Angus x Hereford x Limousin cross at their research farm. The resulting feeders proved to be versatile and adaptable to an intense pasture rotation system that is being promoted in the Pampas region (prairies).

ILC Executive

Seated: Sebastien Stamane (France) Aled (Wales) Anne B. Burgess (Canada) Standing: Joe Epperly (USA), Ian Kerr (UK), Paul Sykes (Ireland)

Feedlot

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Day 6: Show and Sale. A standalone show took place at the very modest facilities of the Agricultural Society of Jesus Maria. The pen classes were judged the previous day, but championships were awarded in front of the ILC delegation. The individual animal classes combined animals on halter and some loose in the pen. Light clipping, no fitting and optional washing made it for a very “natural” competition.

amount of feed. The abundance of rain (too much in some areas) blessed the land in the eastern part of the country, while in the province of Cordoba, dry conditions demand for high efficient bovines. The traditional closing ceremonies wrapped up the program with the 17 countries’ flags carried in and out. Gifts were exchanged between host and delegations with emotional words of appreciation

Closing Ceremonies Champion Female

and farewell. Paul Sykes extended an official

Champion Bull

ILC Group

invitation to the 22nd International Limousin congress to take place August 20-28, 2016 in Ireland.

Pen Show

Day 7: The final farm visit was at “Tronco Viejo.” While the cattle raised at this ranch were not different or unique to the others we had seen earlier, the landscape and feed supply was! Earlier in the week, we saw lush green pasture with infinite Tronco Viejo Ranch

Congratulations to Stoney View Limousin on winning Junior Yearling Champion at Canadian Western Agribition 2014 with their Nordal Select Son!

Nordal Select Sons Sell at

Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale February 19, 2015 Saskatoon, SK

Box 85, Simpson, SK S0G 4M0 Rob Garner: 306-836-2035 Cell: 306-946-7946 nordallimousin@sasktel.net www.nordallimousin.com

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The Elite Herd Program aims at identifying the herds that do total reporting of information for their animals and truly contribute to the advancement of the Limousin breed. Elite Herd Awards are divided into 4 categories: • Platinum: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, Docility on every calf weaned, YW, SC , Ultra sound or carcass • Gold: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, YW and docility • Silver: herds that submit BW, CE and WW • Bronze: herds on Whole Herd Enrolment Based on information submitted by December 1, 2014. Herds are listed by category, by province by CLA members. Associate herds are listed under the main herd. 2014 Platinum Elite Herds (listed by CLA# and by Province) 5328 BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST BC 139717 - Benjamin McCord 23132 R & R ACRES AB 5689 J. YORGA FARMS LTD SK 7456 B BAR CATTLE SK 3723 W GLEN CAMPBELL & SON MB 137256 - Kaitlin Nykoliation 4318 L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES MB 7390 PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN MB 7429 AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN MB 134389- Amanda Hamilton-Seward 8445 JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN MB 26451 - Mark Angus 28338 JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH MB 139920 - Angus Smyth 139925 - Jules Smyth 7200 KOYLE FARMS ON 16772 POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN ON 18424 BEE ZEE ACRES ON 24174 ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN ON 26513 TOP MEADOW FARMS ON 137792 RAIL LINE FARMS ON 138499 ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY ON 139978 FERME SDJ POLLED LIMO QC 139043 FERME J.P.E.R. QC 2014 Gold Elite Herds (LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 8518 DRY CREEK RANCH BC 139286 - Hannah Harmon 139287 - Caitlin Harmon 140264 - Seth Harmon 16187 HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN BC 19557 PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN BC 134157 - Erin Kishkan 1087 HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS AB 28119- Amanda Matthews 28120 - Laura Matthews 1452 ANDREW RANCHES AB 3880 HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN AB 5594 HILLVIEW FARMS AB 140874 - Colin Verbeek & Tessa Nybo 5941 RICHMOND RANCH LTD AB 133986 - Tiffany & Samantha Richmond 6865 IVY LIVESTOCK AB 28253 - Brandon Hertz 7716 ALTABARR FARMS AB 16455 -Scott Barr 25285- Alexis Barr 10177 D C FARMS AB 26667- Darren Johnson 26737- Connie Johnson 28294 - Carriann Johnson 10402 NORTH SLOPE FARMS AB 13535 EXCEL RANCHES AB 17863 FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN AB 136635 - Dakota Limousin 139335 - Kings & Queens Limousin 141115 - Dave Volker 20270 VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES AB 28960 RUNAWAY RANCH AB

133399 PLAINS LIMOUSIN AB 139275- Cheyenne Porter 133408 DIAMOND C RANCH AB 140847 - Angelina Christiansen 140581 TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN AB 3617 EDEN MEADOWS FARM SK 4749 PAYNE LIVESTOCK SK 12094 ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN SK 15643 ELIAN LIMOUSIN SK 26623 JONES CATTLE CO SK 133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN SK 140252 - Brittany Hirschfeld 140253 - Caroline Hirschfeld 136560 CARPENTER CATTLE CO. SK 137807 - Dana Carpenter 6467 TWIN OAK STABLES MB 7383 HOCKRIDGE FARMS MB 137929 FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN MB 16839 MAPLE KEY FARMS (EMBRO) INC ON 18678 HOLLEE LIMOUSIN ON 26211 LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN ON 28654 FERME J.L. & S. MAINVILLE FARM ON 28756 BENNVILLE FARM ON 136650 EMILY GIBSON ON 20365 - Gibson Farms 138198 HAWKEYE LAND AND CATTLE ON 138328 CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY ON 138642 WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN ON 140007 DARLING FARMS ON 140196 HAYSTACK ACRES ON 140563 DENIS GRAVEL QC 7928 FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG NB 91447 BALAMORE FARM LIMITED NS 140838 - East Coast Limousin 2014 Silver Elite Herds (LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 26375 ZAMORA RANCH BC 1848 CAROLE BARCLAY AB 5493 TERRY BARCLAY 6158 RICKY BARCLAY 133412 - Kristine Paul-Barclay 2413 COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM AB 4435 HIGH CATTLE COMPANY AB 140042 - Chase High 5102 SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS AB 5370-Mark Sugimoto 11032 HUDSON LIMOUSIN AB 15864 WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS AB 16948 PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM AB 21522 MOUNTAIN PARK RANCH AB 25311 ADELE & SHAUN WALSH AB 138846 DE JAGER LIMOUSIN CATTLE CO. AB 140250 ROCKIN 2D LAND & CATTLE AB 140560 - Tristen Shannon 1079 E M TEDFORD & SONS SK 6661 BAR 3R LIMOUSIN SK 7343 HEWSON LIMOUSIN SK 10103 SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN SK 13962 ANNE DYCK SK 15023 HI-WAY LIMOUSIN SK 23229 MERV & DIANE SPRINGER SK 15179 CHERWAY LIMOUSIN MB 24491 - Ellen McPherson

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2773 CEDAR PATCH ACRES ON 5580 RIVERBANK FARMS ON 6592 AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS ON 8556 PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN ON 9720 BOOTHVILLE FARMS ON 24350 DENISON LIMOUSIN ON 25630 NEIL BROWN ON 27889 ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN ON 140807 GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY ON 3438 RUNNYMEDE FARMS QC 6432 FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC QC 7052 FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC QC 11583 BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN NS 2014 Bronze Elite Herds (LISTED BY CLA# AND BY PROVINCE) 1975 BOB & MARILYN MARSHALL BC 4697 LAURKEL LIMOUSIN BC 8539 LISA ANN REAY BC 8543 DARVIN KERR BC 29207 LINDA SUE KERR BC 1083 STEWART FARMING LTD AB 1756 NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC. AB 7061 BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN AB 8192 LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN AB 136586 - Kody Rowe 8571 COTTAGE LAKE LIVESTOCK AB 26619 - Brittany Ann Papenhuyzen 28793 - Katrina Papenhuyzen 133002 - Lindsey Papenhuyzen 8577 LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN AB 9640 EMPIRE LIMOUSIN AB 10896 SHOOTING STAR LIMOUSIN AB 13116 LAZY S LIMOUSIN AB 139564 - Vykki Johns 13868 JAMES & WANDA LABIUK AND FAMILY AB 26620 - Joey & Marci Labiuk 27193 - Janelle Labiuk 139362 - Zackary Bintz 139803 - Colby Labiuk 15475 DAWN VALLEY CATTLE CO AB 18460 MARK & DORIS PAYNE AB 23029 LOST POINT LIMOUSIN AB 27413 VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM AB 27531 KASH FARMS 28135 TIM MATTHEWS AB 139502 - Cassidy Matthews 133832 CRESTHILL CATTLE CO. AB 135055 LINGLEY LIMOUSIN AB 133596 MURPHY RANCH 1333412 - Brian Murphy 138272 HORIZON LIMOUSIN AB 139240 ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK AB 139608 KEVLON LAND & CATTLE AB 140446 NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN AB 140916 SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO. AB 141022 DOMINIC & KARLEE SKLIVAS AB 2763 WEDRICK STOCK FARMS SK 3526 GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN SK 4009 NORDAL LIMOUSIN SK 7990 - Rob & Cindy Garber 5497 SCOTT & JACKIE PAYNE SK 138531 - Jayden Payne 138772 - Jaxon Payne 5792 EDWARDS LIMOUSIN SK 8056 DALE TURNER SK 8530 DAVID HAGEL SK 13561 KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN SK 18741 ALVIN QUALLY SK 19197 JEFFREY GUTEK SK 22603 CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN SK 23329 GERRY VILLENEAU SK 133940 LAIRD EDWARDS SK 136548 ROCKY BAR LIMOUSIN SK

139032 ERIC MARTENS SK 139423 NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN SK 139692 CRIPPLE CREEK RANCHES SK 140619 JL LIMOUSIN SK 140672 RCN LIVESTOCK SK 2331 COCHRANE STOCK FARMS MB 5615 DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN MB 13865 -Rilla Hunter 137208 - Brodie Hunter 137209 - Dillon Hunter 12144 TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN MB 20580 JAKO FARMS MB 21825 OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN MB 24928 JLB LIMOUSIN MB 29019 WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN MB 135117 MITCHELL FARMS MB 135305 LG LIMOUSIN MB 138655 TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS MB 3138 JOHN F. MCKEE & SONS ON 4384 MERLIN J. REDMOND ON 4847 SMART LIMOUSIN ON 6102 - Kathleen Smart 5327 TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE ON 6028 GLEN IRVINCE ON 6847 ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS ON 8310 STONERIDGE MEADOW ON 9267 CORAD FARMS ON 11704 LESLIE & DEB FALCONER ON 14834 JR’S LIMOUSIN ON 15218 W.R. BLACK ON 16151 TRIPLE A FARMS ON 16891 PINE HAVEN FARM ON 17100 MARIAN HOLBEIN ON 20368 Y2K LAND AND CATTLE COMPANY ON 21934 BEAR CREEK FARM ON 23096 ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN ON 24190 ALEXANDER DAVENPORT ON 25367 CHAD HUNT ON 25558 CLARK CATTLE ON 27292 GLENNA & CORY ON 28896 NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN ON 133337 RED WING CATTLE COMPANY ON 134745 LONELM FARM ON 135217 BILL ARTHUR ON 135779 JADE LIMOUSIN ON 135862 CJC CATTLE COMPANY ON 136050 PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN ON 136141 BOULDER LAND & CATTLE COMPANY ON 138312 RED MAPLE FARMS ON 138538 KAREN & BETHANEY STOREY ON 138623 RAILWAYCREEK FARMS ON 138754 STOREYLAND CATTLE CO ON 138764 NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN ON 138884 DENVER CASSIDY ON 139052 SUNSET FARMS ON 139603 BIT BY BIT FARM ON 139654 FRANCISCO FARMS ON 139987 ANNAMARIE & ELISABET STUDER ON 140325 SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK ON 140931 UP COUNTRY FARMS ON 9473 FERME A.T.J.C.L.A. QC 9483 LES PRODUCTIONS MARCIL INC. QC 12135 RICHARD PLANTE QC 18299 NORMAND GARNEAU QC 18659 MCNEIL LIMOUSIN QC 19192 MARIO SIMARD QC 24164 FERME GISY QC 25391 FERME TI-NOEL QC 133978 JEAN-PIERRE CHARLEBOIS QC 135880 GERALD DOYON QC 138381 YVES TREMBLAY QC 138675 PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC. QC 27452 TOP OF THE HILL FARM NS 13421 L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY PE

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

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

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

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

Must have below breed average EPD for Birth Weight

Congratulations to the 2014 designated Elite Females: EXCEL POLLED WAYWARD, owned by Excel Ranches, AB EXCEL POLLED WANDA, owned by Excel Ranches, AB GREENWOOD PLD UNTIL, owned by Fouillard Limousin, AB MAGS TURTLEDOVE, owned by Robert C. Matthews, AB R & R MILKMAID 23T, owned by R & R Acres, AB R & R MILKMAID 94U, owned by Excel Ranches, AB

Elite dams who achieved Super Elite status in 2014: CAM POLL TRIXIE, owned by Campbell Limousin, MB EXCEL POLLED TRANQUILLA, owned by Excel Ranches, AB RLF TARA, owned by Rail Line Farms, ON

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By Carolyn Darling

The OJLA would like to thank everyone who bought tickets for our Loaded Showbox, Blower and Ipad. Congratulations to the winners of these items.

The Ontario Junior Limousin Show at the Royal Winter Fair Showmanship:

Judge: Scott Cornish, Indian River, Ontario

Champion Pee Wee: Margaret Darling

Reserve Pee Wee: Carson Zwambag

Champion Intermediate: Connor Rodger

Reserve Intermediate: Rachelle Ormiston

Conformation:

Champion Calf: Margaret Darling with Darling Bella Star 2B

Reserve Champion Calf: Paige Grant with TMF Miss 33B

Champion Junior Nicole Scott

Reserve Junior: Michaela Rodger

Champion Senior and Grand Champion Showperson: Brad MacIntyre (pictured right) Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Showperson: Brandon Hollingsworth (pictured left)

Champion Yearling and Grand Champion Female: Brad MacIntyre with TMF Clover 6A

Reserve Champion Yearling and Reserve Champion Female: Melissa MacIntyre with RLF 833A

The OJLA would like to remind all Junior Limousin Members of the National Junior Limousin Show that will be in Stratford, Ontario on August 6-8, 2015. See you in Ontario! Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  25


Excelling in the Real World Melanie Gollinger, Lisle Limousin By Piper Whelan

Since finishing college, Melanie Gollinger of Lisle, Ontario, has slowly but surely worked at expanding her cattle herd. “When I started working, that’s when I started buying cattle. I only have a couple purebreds right now and a couple Angus cows that I just bought this year to breed to a Limo bull,” the 24 year-old explained. “The reason I don’t have a whole bunch of cows is I want quality over quantity, so I’m willing to spend a little bit of extra money on good animals … Everybody on our farm, we all work full-time off the farm, so that’s where, again, quality over quantity is important, because we can only take care of so many cows, so we’re going to try to make sure those cows are good ones.” Gollinger’s family runs Lisle Limousin. Like many young producers, she started 4-H when she was 10 and attended some local shows

in her first years as a junior. “When I was 13, we had bought a heifer for me to show, instead of showing one of our own,” she said. “That’s when I kind of got more involved with the breed, for one thing, and the industry.” Gollinger then attended her first Canadian Junior Limousin show, which was held in Ontario that year. “After that I continued to go to the national junior shows and became a (CJLA) board member.” Once her junior days came to a close, she got involved with the Ontario Limousin Association board, and now serves as the OLA secretary. Showing Limousin cattle and becoming involved with the CJLA not only helped Gollinger to develop her Limousin herd, but her connections in the cattle business as well. “If it wasn’t for going to junior shows out west, I probably wouldn’t have gone out there and been as aware of all the genetics that are available, other than just what you see in a magazine,” she explained. “You meet a lot of people doing that, and it helped to grow relationships that way,

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which is extremely beneficial in this business.” After high school, Gollinger studied business marketing at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, not too far from home. “I am so glad I chose that because we wouldn’t have been able to show those couple of years if I hadn’t been able to come home. I was still able to come home and work on the animals,” she recalled. Gollinger now works as a corporate marketing coordinator for a John Deere dealer, which keeps her busy with various after-work events. She is also an Arbonne consultant, which takes up her evenings. Agriculture plays a major role in Gollinger’s life, on and off the farm. “It becomes such a big part of your life — not just the animals but the people that are involved — that it would be a really hard thing to walk away from,” she said. “I just love animals and love taking care of them … I just can’t see me not having anything to do with it.” “Now that I’m done school and living and working and all of that, since then I have really

noticed that everything in my life somehow leads back to this industry, whether it’s the people or the business I’m in,” she said. “If I wasn’t involved with cattle, I wouldn’t be involved with agriculture, and I wouldn’t have the job that I have.” At the moment, Gollinger is unsure of where the road will take her, but she knows cattle will play a role in her future. “I obviously intend to always breed good cattle, not just to have numbers, but to have quality there,” she said. “I always intend to have cattle and be involved. Now to what extent that is, I have no idea right now.” Nevertheless, the challenge of raising cattle and staying on top of advances in the industry keeps Gollinger interested in the business. “It’s not like you can skip a year of what’s going on. You have to keep up and you have to want to keep up, otherwise you’re going to get left behind, and nobody wants that,” she said.“I do like the challenge. I like the competition.” When it comes to competition, Gollinger has plenty to say about the advantages of Limousin cattle. “I think our breed is extremely competitive in everything that we do, whether it’s in the show ring or at the packers’ with the commercial guys. We have things that everybody wants, so I think that’s exciting, and people are becoming more aware of the Limousin traits and how they can benefit their own herd.”

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Hi, my name is Brandon Hertz and I am currently the Vice President of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association. I came onto the board 4 years ago, and have attended numerous Limousin based shows throughout Canada. I started showing Limousin cattle at the age of 6, and have made countless friendships and learned so much from cattle shows. I am attending Lakeland College, pursuing a degree in Animal Science, and I plan on coming back

to the farm after I finish with my studies. My passion for agriculture was gained at a young age, and to a large degree fellow Limousin breeders have groomed that passion. This breed has done so much for me, with the skills I’ve learned, the friendships I have developed and the memories I have made.

I am very new to the Limousin breed but in my few years, I have met many new people and have learned lots on the show road. I am involved with the committee being a Director at Large and helping out younger members. Right now I am taking the Heavy oil operator technician (hoot) program at Lakeland in the Lloydminister

campus. In the future I hope to bring new genetics to the Limousin breed and help the breed grow to be as large and as well know as the Angus or Simmental breeds.

My name is William Bexte, and I am 12 years old and live on a farm close to Arrowwood, AB. I have been a 4H beef member with the Arrowwood

Beef club for 3 years. Now that I am starting my 4th year in 4H, my parents have let me start my first Heifer project. Yesterday I picked up my first Limousin Heifer from Tessa Nybo. Her name is Hillview Branded An Angel, and I am going to call her Brandy. I picked her name because her mother’s name is Hillview Special Angel and I needed to start her name with the letter “B.” Tessa spent a lot of time with me and my family teaching me how to clip Brandy and giving me lots of showmanship pointers. She told me about all of the opportunities available to me and Brandy and I am happy to have all of them. Tessa gave me your name and email address and told me about the scholarships

available to Junior Limousin members. Today I filled out my application form to become a Junior Member of the Canadian Limousin Association and my mom has faxed it to them. I hope I am not too late to send this letter to you so that I could be able to be included when you are making your scholarship choices this year. Thank you so much for this opportunity. I am excited to see what Brandy and I can do together and to learn more about the Limousin Breed and the Canadian Limousin Association.

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Thank you for taking the time to read my application, Brandon Hertz

Thanks Curtis Bielecki

Sincerely, William J.F. Bexte


Hi. My name is Laura Scott, I am 18 years old and have been active in both the Canadian Junior Limousin Association and the Ontario Junior Limousin Association for eight years now. I am currently a first year student at the University of Guelph, studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics. I am finishing my eighth year in 4-H, and have always shown either a Limousin heifer calf or yearling. Showing Limousins for this many years has not left me without success either. I have won top awards at my county level, all with Limousin cattle. My top achievement is winning Reserve Champion Junior Showperson at the National Junior Beef Heifer Show (RAWF) in 2010,

with a Limousin yearling. I have attended numerous Limousin Association events, including the 2007 Canadian Junior Show in London, Ontario, where I won various awards. I also attended the 2011 Junior Show in Orangeville, Ontario. I have attended two Ontario provincial shows – 2012 in Brampton, and 2014 in Markham. I have a great interest in developing and improving upon my family’s purebred herd, both through breeding and the purchasing of Limousin cattle. Over the years, people have tried to talk me into showing a different breed – trying something new. However, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t trade my Limo cattle for anything.

I am writing to apply for the CJLA scholarship that is offered to CJLA members. My name is Melissa MacIntyre and I am 17 years old and I am from Lucknow, Ontario. I have been involved with the Limousin Breed as I have grown up on our family farm. We have had Limousin cattle for just over 10 years now with a herd size of 160 Purebred Registered Cows. Previous to that we ran beef feedlots filled with Western calves each year. We also have a broiler operation and cash crop hay, beans, corn and grains. I started showing Limousin calves in our local 4H Beef Club in pre 4H. Every year since then I have exhibited a Limousin project through the 4H club and eventually at the Royal Winter Fair. I have had many successes in the show ring with my Limousin projects but the largest accomplishment to date was winning the Grand Champion Heifer at the National Junior Beef Heifer Show two years ago. That was an exciting day! Even though winning some of the competitions is exciting I enjoy the work that goes before. Spending time with the show cattle washing, working their hair and walking them are the moments I like the best. I am very proud of the cattle that we have on our farm and enjoy the family time we spend working on them and showing them. On the other side

of the fence I enjoy daily tasks of feeding, helping with calving, haying and checking the cows on pasture. There are never enough hands on the farm it seems. I have been involved with the OJLA since I was in Pre 4H. I have helped with fundraising and have also held the executive positions of Press Reporter, Secretary, President and this year I am the Treasurer. We are not a large organization but the more that help with the events make each event successful. We have worked hard as an executive core to build our membership and the last couple of years have had 35-40 youth involved in our association. I have also helped with hosting the last two Junior National Shows in Ontario. A commitment of time to go to the meetings and events is needed to help out on the executive along with the willingness to work together to grow our junior organization and make it stronger for all of the juniors of the future. I have learned many skill sets from taking minutes, marketing, running meetings, speaking in front of people, soliciting dollars and balancing the books. All of these skills will assist me as I make my way in the future. I also had the opportunity to represent the Ontario Limousin Association as their OLA Queen in 2013. Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  29

Thank you, Laura Scott

I am a Grade 12 student at F.E. Madill Secondary School. I plan to pursue post secondary education next year to become an RN and eventually a Nurse Practitioner. I play hockey, volleyball and enjoy other seasonal sports. I am active in 4H and work Part time at our local Home Hardware Store. As a family we need to continue to develop this breed. We should focus on the positive aspects of our breed and market towards this. We need to keep an eye on our North American Beef Market and continue to show all cattlemen where our breed can fit into their program. The future of Limousin is strong and the strength of our Junior Members will continue to grow this breed to new heights.


Ontario Provincial Show October 5, 2014 - Markham, ON Judge: Brent Saunders FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B sired by MAGS Yip 2. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Blue Ivy sired by Wulf ’s Xtractor X233X

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Ashante 31A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y

Split 2 1. Emily Gibson, Ripley, ON with EGL 7B Bernice sired by RPY Paynes Chopper 27X 2. Darling Farms, Castleton, ON with Darling Brown Sugar 3B sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 1. Grant Livestock, Markdale, ON with TMF Clover 6A sired by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U 2. Spare Time Livestock, Oxford Mills, ON with Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A sired by KAJO Responder 120R

Split 3 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Brown-Eyed Girl sired by TMF Zodiak 342Z 2. After Hours Limousins, Tara, ON with After Hours Breaking Bad sired by B Bar Brass 50Z

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Lakeside Farms, Durham, ON with Lakeside Adella sired by TMF 539W

Split 2 1. Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with Pinnacle’s Ain’t I Sexy 1A sired by Anchor B Yukon 30Y 2. After Hours Limousins, Tara, ON with After Hours UC Abby sired by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U Split 3 1. Spare Time Livestock, Oxford Mills, ON with Spare Time Aphrodite sired by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Angelica 16A sired by Bee Zee Polled Universe 43U

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B sired by MAGS Yip RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Blue Ivy sired by Wulf ’s Xtractor X233X JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER AND 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Ashante 31A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y Grant Livestock, Markdale, ON with TMF Clover 6A 2. Lakeside Farms, Durham, ON with Lakeside Adella sired by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  30 sired by TMF 539W


RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Spare Time Livestock, Oxford Mills, ON with Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A sired by KAJO Responder 120R TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with TMF Zarkana 323Z sired by Wulfs Tailor Made 2107T and her calf Hollee’s Black Sabbeth sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Zoey 1Z sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W with her calf WGL Baby Zoey 5B sired by Wulfs Zolt X421Z CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with TMF Zarkana 323Z sired by Wulfs Tailor Made 2107T and her calf Hollee’s Black Sabbeth sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Zoey 1Z sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W with her calf WGL Baby Zoey 5B sired by Wulfs Zolt X421Z BULLS BULL CALF Split 1 1. Lisle Limousin, Lisle, ON with XJG Bert 2B sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Emily Gibson, Ripley, ON with EGL 3B Bruce sired by RLF Yardley 601Y Split 2 1. Lisle Limousin, Lisle, ON with XJG Burning It Down 6B sired by XJG SWL George 1Z 2. Emily Gibson, Ripley, ON with EGL 10B Bubba sired by RPY Paynes Chopper 27X

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee PLD BLK Adrenaline 27A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Apollo sired by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U SENIOR YEARLING BULL 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Acolyte 11A sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Acolyte 11A sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON and Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z sired by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zeus 41Z sired by TMF Westwood 50W

CHAMPION BULL CALF Lisle Limousin, Lisle, ON with XJG Bert 2B sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Lisle Limousin, Lisle, ON with XJG Burning It Down 6B sired by XJG SWL George 1Z JUNIOR YEARLING BULL 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee PLD BLK Adrenaline 27A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y 2. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s Apollo sired by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON and Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z sired by AHCC Westwind RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zeus 41A sired by TMF Westwood 50W

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Olds Fall Classic October 4, 2014 Olds, AB Judge: Gregg Stewart, Washington, Kansas

FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blurred Line sired by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U 2. Symens Land & Cattle, Claresholm, AB with SYC Brenda 572B sired by ROMN Tow Truck 111T Spilt 2 1. Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB with Diamond C U-Betcha sired by Diamond C Zepplin 2. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Backporchgirl SRD18B sired by Ivy’s Marksman HTZ 10Z

CHAMPION JUNIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alonewithyou sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blurred Line sired by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Symens Land & Cattle, Claresholm, AB with SYC Brenda 572B sired by ROMN Tow Truck 111T YEARLING HEIFER 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alonewithyou sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Highland Stock Farms, Olds, AB with HSF Angelina sired by TMCK Durham Wheat 6030X

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Highland Stock Farms, Olds, AB with HSF Angelina sired by TMCK Durham Wheat 6030X TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Richmond Ranch, Rumsy, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W and her calf Richmond Bombshell SRD 20B sired by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X

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1. Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB with Diamond C Zaharra sired by Diamond C Weapon and her calf Diamond C Bob Seger sired by AHCC Westwind W544 MATURE COW/CALF PAIR 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best sired by RPY LA Warden 26W and her calf Cottage Lake Bottoms Up sired by SL Bullet Proof 2. Amanda Matthews, Bragg Creek, AB with MAGS Touch Of Class sired by Carrousels Peak Power and her calf Highland Bernadette sired by MAGS War Admiral CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best sired by RPY LA Warden 26W and her calf Cottage Lake Bottoms Up sired by SL Bullet Proof RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Richmond Ranch, Rumsy, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W and her calf Richmond Bombshell SRD 20B sired by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X BULLS BULL CALF Split 1 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Breaking In sired by CFLX Wild Card 2. Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with Highland Boston sired by MAGS War Admiral Split 2 1. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Braveheart SRD 70B sired by Wulfs Yellowjacket K687Y 2. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Bullseye SRD 62B sired by Wulfs Yellowjacket K687Y Split 3 1. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Burnindaylight SRD24B sired by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X 2. Lingley Limousin, Irma, AB with Lingley’s Brute Force sired by GHR Polled Zane

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Breaking In sired by CFLX Wild Card RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with Highland Boston sired by MAGS War Admiral YEARLING BULL 1. Excel Ranches, Westlock, AB with Excel Polled Axel Rose sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Excel Ranches, Westlock, AB with Excel Polled Axel Rose sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, AB and Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z sired by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Symens Land and Cattle, Claresholm, AB with RPY Paynes Bud 27Z sired by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Payne livestock, Lloydminster, AB and Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z sired by KAJO Responder 120R RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Symens Land and Cattle, Claresholm, AB with RPY Paynes Bud 27Z sired by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

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Zoetis Stockade Roundup

Lloydminster, SK

October 30, 2014 Judge: Marlin Leblanc, Estevan, SK

FEMALES

HEIFER CALF Split One 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Baby Doll by Greenwood PLD Rambo CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Baby Doll by Greenwood PLD Rambo Split Two 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bizzy 37B by B Bar Titanium 3Z 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Brandy by Mags War Admiral

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T COW/CALF PAIR 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with her calf Greenwood PLD Bomb Shell by Greenwood PLD Zeppelin 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with her calf Cottage Lake Bottoms Up by SL Bullet Proof 903W

2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Beast 25B by Mags Yip CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Beast 25B by Mags Yip TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Highland Stock Farms & Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bizzy 37B by B Bar Titanium 3Z RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Brandy by Mags War Admiral Split Three 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor B “The Boss” 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Birch by CJSL Windfall 9072W

CHAMPION SENIOR, GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with her calf Greenwood PLD Bomb Shell by Greenwood PLD Zeppelin

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor B “The Boss”

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with CL You’re Simply The Best by RPY LA Warden 26W with her calf Cottage Lake Bottoms Up by SL Bullet Proof 903W

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Birch by CJSL Windfall 9072W

BULLS

YEARLING HEIFER 1. Hi-Way Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T

BULL CALF Split One 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Breaking In by CFLX Wild Card 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bourbon by Greenwood PLD Zambuka CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Breaking In by CFLX Wild Card RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE BULL CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bourbon by Greenwood PLD Zambuka

CHAMPION JUNIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Hi-Way Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

Split Two 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  34

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Highland Stock Farms & Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge BREEDERS HERD Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PAIR OF BULLS Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK


A “Growth” Opportunity: Harnessing Limousin genetic potential for lean growth and efficiency

By Natalie May, Research Assistant and Dawn Trautman, Technology Translator; both with Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB. There are many positive impacts of increasing growth performance in cattle. Rate of growth and feed conversion have a big influence on the profitability of cattle feeding operations as well as on their environmental footprint, while high pre-weaning growth rates paired with moderate birthweights can increase cow-calf operation profitability without decreasing calving ease. Overall, increasing rate of growth and decreasing time to market for cattle has a positive impact for environmental sustainability and on-farm profitability. Currently, increased growth rates are often obtained through the use of various growth promoting implants. Increasing consumer concerns and international trade barriers due to hormone use in livestock production, presents an opportunity to achieve high growth rates with the use of genomic selection to benefit seedstock producers and commercial operations alike.

Limousin cattle are known for their growth characteristics and muscularity. There is potential to further explore the benefits of these attributes using genomics. Validating genomic markers for increased growth rate and carcass size, without the need for growth implants may prove to be beneficial in the years to come. Increasing information is available on the role certain genes play in muscle development, lean growth and carcass traits in cattle. Recent studies have shown that for genes tested, Limousin cattle have a profile that promotes the production of lean muscle with lower intramuscular fat deposition [1]. Promising markers for predicting loin area and carcass length have also been found within genes that are known to contribute to muscle development [2]. The low residual feed intake (RFI) of Limousin cattle compared to other continental breeds also

represents potential to increase feed efficiency of calves through terminal crosses [3]. Research done at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center found that while Limousin cattle reached smaller slaughter weights than other continental breeds, their higher dressing percentage, lower fat trim and lower bone percentage allowed for comparable retail product and carcass weights [4]. Research to date suggests that there may be efficiency and carcass advantages gained by utilizing the Limousin breed’s lean growth potential and capacity for muscle deposition to compliment increased marbling characteristics of other breeds. The Limousin’s moderate size compared to other continental breeds gives it unique potential in breeding systems where feed efficiency and smaller biological type may be advantageous. However, more information is needed on which genomic regions confer these genetic advantages to offspring in order to ensure the success of a breeding program. Through genomic studies – potentially one that leverages the University of Alberta’s Livestock Gentec’s current and past beef research program – markers for lean growth could be validated to facilitate early identification of sires who pass these valuable traits to their offspring. With this information, further development of purebred and terminal crossbred programs using genomically enhanced EPDs (geEPDs) could enhance the growth and efficiency of cattle production – no growth promotants needed.

References: 1. Sadkowski, T., A Ciecierska, A. Majewska, J. Oprządek, K. Dasiewicz, M. Ollik, Z. Wicik, T. Motyl. 2014. Transcriptional background of beef marbling – novel genes implicated in intramuscular fat deposition. Meat Sci. 97(1): 32-41 2. Du, X. H., Q. F. Gan, Z. R. Yuan, X. Gao, L. P. Zhang, H. J. Gao, J. Y. Li, S. Z. Xu. 2013. Polymorphism of MyoD1 and Myf6 genes and associations with carcass and meat quality traits in beef cattle. Genet Mol Res. 12(4): 6708-17 3. Crowley, J. J., M. McGee, D. A. Kenny, D. H. Crews Jr., R. D. Evans, D. P. Berry. 2010. Phenotypic and genetic parameters for different measures of feed efficiency in different breeds of Irish performancetested beef bulls. J Anim Sci. 88(3): 885-94 4. Gregory, K. E., L.V. Cundiff, R. M. Koch, M. E. Dikemann, M. Koohmaraie. 1994. Breed effects, retained heterosis, and estimates of genetic and phenotypic parameters for carcass and meat traits of beef cattle. J Anim Sci. 72(5): 1174-83

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FEMALES

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Ashante 31A sired by PLF Yardley 601Y

HEIFER CALF Split 1

1. Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with TMF Miss 33B sired by TMF Soho 160S 2. Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Baby Blythe 3B sired by Greenwood PLD Zambuka Split 2 1. Darling Farms, Castleton, ON with Darling Brown Sugar 3B sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. Darling Farms, Castleton, ON with Darling Bella Star 2B sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W Split 3 1. Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Bar Hop 9B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with RLF 932B sired by RLF Yardley 601Y Split 4 1. Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Big Booty 403B sired by MAGS Yip 2. Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with RLF 902B sired by RLF Yardley 601Y CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Bar Hop 9B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with RLF 932B sired by RLF Yardley 601Y JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER 1. Loyal Line Limousin, Goderich, ON with Loyal Line Aphrodite sired by DHVO Deuce 132R 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Ashante 31A sired by PLF Yardley 601Y

SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 1. Red Maple Farms, Orono, ON with Red Maple Amber Rose 6A sired by Wulfs Nobel Prize 386 1N 2. Red Maple Farms, Orono, ON with Anchor B Ariel 23A sired by Anchor B “The Boss” Split 2 1. Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Avril “L” 10A sired by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with RLF 833A sired by AHCC Westwind W544 Split 3 1. Grant Livestock Company, Markdale, ON with TMF Clover 6A sired by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U 2. Spare Time Livestock, Oxford Mills, ON with Pinch Hill Ah Yeah 301A sired by KAJO Responder 120R CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Avril “L” 10A sired by AHCC Westwind W544 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER Grant Livestock Company, Markdale, ON with TMF Clover 6A sired by Wulfs Urban Cowboy 2149U TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR 1. Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Zoey 1Z sired by Richomnd Wyatt SRD 48W and her calf WGL Baby Zoey 5B sired by Wulfs Zolt X421Z CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Zoey 1Z sired by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W and her calf WGL Baby Zoey 5B sired by Wulfs Zolt X421Z

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFER Loyal Line Limousin, Goderich, ON with Loyal Line Aphrodite sired by DHVO Deuce 132R

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BULLS BULL CALF Split 1 1. Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Black Hawk 23B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Bababooey 2B sired by Greenwood PLD Zambuka Split 2 1. Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON with RLF 977B sired by RLF X Man 573X 2. Lisle Limousin, Lisle, ON with XJG Bert 2B sired by Wulfs Xtractor X233X CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Black Hawk 23B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Windy Gables Limousin, Warkworth, ON with WGL Bababooey 2B sired by Greenwood PLD Zambuka YEARLING BULL Split 1 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee PLD BLK Adrenaline 27A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y 2. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s All Star sired by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U Split 2 1. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Acolyte 11A sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Acolyte 11A sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee PLD BLK Adrenaline 27A sired by RLF Yardley 601Y

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING HEIFER AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Avril “L” 10A sired by AHCC Westwind W544

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Bar Hop 9B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T

TWO YEAR OLD BULL 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON and Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z sired by AHCC Westwind W544 2. Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zeus 41Z sired by TMF Westwood 505W CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON and Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z sired by AHCC Westwind W544 RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON with Bee Zee Polled Zeus 41Z sired by TMF Westwood 505W TWO BULLS BRED AND OWNED Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON BREEDER’S HERD Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON JUNIOR GET OF SIRE Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON GET OF SIRE Rail LIne Farms, Lucknow, ON PROGENY OF DAM Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON PREMIER EXHIBITOR Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON PREMIER BREEDER Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON LORIMER MASSEY MEMORIAL AWARD Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON and Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON with TMF Zodiak 342Z sired by AHCC Westwind W544

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CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Koyle Farms, Iona Station, ON with Koyle Black Hawk 23B sired by EXLR Total Impact 054T


Farmfair International Limousin Show Edmonton, AB November 6, 2014 Judge: greg and amanda pugh, edmonton, ab

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, AB with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

FEMALES HEIFER CALF Class 1 (5 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bizzy 37 by B Bar Titanium 3Z 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blurred Lines by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bizzy 37 by B Bar Titanium 3Z RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blurred Lines by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U Class 2 (6 shown) 1. Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB with Diamond C Northern Belle by Wulfs Yankee K689Y 2. Hillview Farms, Sturgeon County, AB with Hillview Bedazzled by HSF Yellowknife

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Birch by CJSL Windfall 9072W RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor B “The Boss” YEARLING HEIFER Class 1 (6 shown) 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, SK with Cottage Lake Alone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond April SRD 80A by Diamond C You’re Cool

Class 3 (6 shown) Class 2 (5 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, AB SK with Greenwood PLD Birch with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by by CJSL Windfall 9072W EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK 2. Plains Limousin, Wainwright, AB with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor with Greenwood PLD Awsome by B “The Boss” EXLR Total Impact 054T Class 3 (1 shown) 1. Plains Limousin, Wainwright, AB with PLNS Polled Abby 574A by TMF Yellow Jacket 32Y

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TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Class 1 (1 shown) 1. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W with her heifer calf Richmond Bombshell SRD 20B by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Zikita SRD 5Z by Richmond Wyatt SRD 48W with her heifer calf Richmond Bombshell SRD 20B by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Class 1 (2 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young&Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with heifer calf Greenwood PLD Bomb Shell by Greenwood PLD Zeppelin 2. Blueberry Valley Farms, Fort St John, BC with Blueberry’s Xquisite Mocha by JBAK Montana 680M with heifer calf Blueberry’s Belleoftheball by Diamond C Weatherman


Class 3 (5 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Beast 25B by Mags Yip

CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young&Restless by TMF Westwood 505W with heifer calf Greenwood PLD Bomb Shell by Greenwood PLD Zeppelin RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Blueberry Valley Farms, Fort St John, BC with Blueberry’s Xquisite Mocha by JBAK Montana 680M with heifer calf Blueberry’s Belleoftheball by Diamond C Weatherman BULLS BULL CALF Class 1 (7 shown) 1. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bourbon by Greenwood PLD Zambuka 2. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Back Talk SRD 71B by Wulfs Yellowjacket K687Y Class 2 (5 shown) 1. Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB with Diamond C Braveheart by Excel Polled Popeye 2. Diamond C Ranch, Ponoka, AB with Cottage Lake Diamond C Batman by Diamond C Zepplin

Class 4 (6 shown) 1. RCN Livestock, Paradise Hill, SK with RCN Bojangles by RCN Zeplin 2. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond BurninDaylight SRD24B by Richmond Xfactor SRD 107X CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X

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

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF RCN Livestock, Paradise Hill, SK with RCN Bojangles by RCN Zeplin YEARLING BULL Class 1 (1 shown) 1. Excel Ranches, Westlock, AB with Excel Polled Axel Rose by KAJO Responder 120R CHAMPION YEARLING BULL Excel Ranches, Westlock, AB with Excel Polled Axel Rose by Wulfs Xtractor X233X TWO YEAR OLD BULL Class 1 (3 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bourbon by Greenwood PLD Zambuka RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond Back Talk SRD 71B by Wulfs Yellowjacket K687Y

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RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Greenwood Limousin, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Zeppelin by Greenwood PLD Xtra Charge BREEDER’S HERD Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PREMIER BREEDER Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK


FEMALES HEIFER CALF Split 1 (6 shown) 1. Pinch Hill Limousin, Stittsville, ON with Pinch Hill Bertha 410B by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U 2. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Baby Doll by Greenwood Pld Rambo Split 2 (4 shown) 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blue Orchid by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X 2. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Buttercup LNA 18B by Wulfs Xtreme Sports Split 3 (6 shown) 1. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Brandy by MAGS War Admiral 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bizzy 37B by Bar B Titanium 3Z CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Blue Orchid by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Brandy by MAGS War Admiral Split 4 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Beauty 33B by Bar B Titanium 3Z 2. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bad Habit by Greenwood Pld Zambuka

Split 5 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Blossom 20B by CFLX Wild Card 2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Foxtrot 21B by RPY Paynes Derby 46Z

Split 3 (6 shown) 1. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Alone With You by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 38A by Wulfs Tibon T750T

Split 6 (7 shown) 1. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Birch by Windfall 9072W 2. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Bling 6B by Anchor B “The Boss”

Split 4 (6 shown) 1. Hi-Way Limousin Farm, Bethune, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T 2. Koyle Farms, Balgonie, SK with Koyle Avril “L” 101 by AHCC Westwind W544

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Beauty 33B by Bar B Titanium 3Z

CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Hi-Way Limousin Farm, Bethune, SK with RPY Paynes Annika 3A by EXLR Total Impact 054T

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Birch by Windfall 9072W

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE Koyle Farms, Balgonie, SK with Koyle Avril “L” 101 by AHCC Westwind W544

YEARLING HEIFER Split 1 (3 shown) 1. Plains Limousin, Wainwright, AB with PLNS Polled Abby 574A by TMF Yellow Jacket 32Y 2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Urban Girl 100A by RPY Paynes Derby 46Z Split 2 (6 shown) 1. Richmond Ranch, Rumsey, AB with Richmond April SRD 80A by Diamond C You’re Cool 2. Mitchell Farms and Ashlee Mitchell, Virden, MB with BDM Kate by TMF Unanimous

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MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Split 1 (2 shown) 1. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W and her heifer calf Greenwood Pld Bomb Shell by Greenwood Pld Zeppelin 2. Ivy Livestock, Duchess, AB with Ivy’s Sweet Touch HTZ 29Z sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X and her bull calf Ivy’s Babe Ruth HTZ 19B by ROMN Justice


CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Young & Restless by TMF Westwood 505W and her heifer calf Greenwood Pld Bomb Shell by Greenwood Pld Zeppelin

2. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood PLD Bourbon by Greenwood Pld Zambuka

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL J. Yorga Farms Ltd., Flintoft, SK with JYF Ante 41A by AHCC Wood Mountain

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with Highland Boston by MAGS War Admiral

TWO YEAR OLD BULL Split 1 (4 shown) 1. Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB and Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R 2. Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Zeppelin by Greenwood Pld Xtra Charge

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Bonnet’s Thug MRA 402B by Wulfs Xtreme Sports Split 4 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X 2. Ivy Livestock, Duchess, AB with IVY’s Bubba Watson HTZ 24B by IVY’s Marksman Split 5 (5 shown) 1. Koyle Farms, Balgonie, SK with Koyle Black Belt 4B by Wulfs Yak The Black T108Y

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Ivy Livestock, Duchess, AB with Ivy’s Sweet Touch HTZ 29Z sired by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X and her bull calf Ivy’s Babe Ruth HTZ 19B by ROMN Justice BULLS BULL CALF Split 1 (6 shown) 1. Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Boomerang 56B by Bar B Titanium 3Z 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Boston by RPY Paynes Elvis 34X

2. B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK with B Bar Cognac 1B by RPY Paynes Derby 46Z

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB and Payne Livestock, Lloyminster, SK with RPY Paynes Derby 46Z by KAJO Responder 120R

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK with RPY Paynes Balboa 31B by Wulfs Xtractor X233X RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR BULL CALF Koyle Farms, Balgonie, SK with Koyle Black Belt 4B by Wulfs Yak The Black T108Y YEARLING BULL Split 1 (1 shown) 1. Hollee Limousin, Janetville, ON with Hollee’s All Star by RPY Paynes Marathon 47U

Split 2 (6 shown) 1. Highland Stock Farms, Bragg Creek, AB with Highland Boston by MAGS War Admiral 2. Cottage Lake Livestock, Stony Plain, AB with Cottage Lake Breaking In by CFLX Wild Card

Split 2 (3 shown) 1. Stoneyview Farm, Lockwood, SK and Nordal Limousin, Simpson, SK with Stoneyview Alabama by Nordal Select 2. J. Yorga Farms Ltd., Flintoft, SK with JYF Ante 41A by AHCC Wood Mountain

Split 3 (4 shown) 1. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Bonnet’s Thug MRA 402B by Wulfs Xtreme Sports

CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Stoneyview Farm, Lockwood, SK and Nordal Limousin, Simpson, SK with Stoneyview Alabama by Nordal Select Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  41

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Greenwood, Lloydminster, SK with Greenwood Pld Zeppelin by Greenwood Pld Xtra Charge BREEDER’S HERD Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK GET-OF-SIRE Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB PREMIER BREEDER Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK PREMIER EXHIBITOR Payne Livestock, Lloydminster, SK


Saskatchewan Limousin Association News By Eric Boon, Secretary Agribition 2014 was the largest success in recent memory with 142 head entered. A huge thank you to President Rhett Jones and the entire board for their hard work. It’s an exciting time to be in the Limousin breed! Canadian Western Agribition Wrap Up • SLA presented the Commercial Producer of the Year Award to Edwin and James Sharp from Archerwill, SK. A full write up can be viewed in the 2015 February Bull Issue! • Judge Gary Anderson of Bethune, SK sorted through the strong quality of cattle. • Bohrson Marketing Services managed the Solid Gold Limousin Sale. A 2014 Commercial Producer of the sought after line up of live Year-The Sharps and frozen genetics created lots of excitement. Live cattle averaged an impressive $8,776. • Congrats to Pinnacle View Limousin of British Columbia on receiving the Herdsman award. • Richmond Ranches received the 20L jug of Ivomec as the exhibitor draw • Last but not least this show could not be Herdsman Award presented to done without Pinnacle View Limousin our sponsors and volunteers who help make this week go smoothly! Exhibitor Draw Awarded to Richmond Ranch

Volunteers: Carmen Curtis our CWA Barn Boss that helps make everything run smoothly! Ivan & Collette Carpenter, Rhett Jones, Warren Fuchs, Rob Garner, Terry Beddard, Eric Martens, Chris Qually, Brent and Carey Hirschfeld Banner Sponsors: Bohrson Marketing Services, Emtech Genetics, Hale Stock Farms, Masterfeeds, Greenwood Limousin, Jones Cattle Co. B Bar Cattle, Edwards Limousin, Eden Meadow Farms, Mike & Shannon Geddes, Karwandy Limousin, Ken Doc Limousin, Hi-Way Limousin, Cochrane Stock Farms, J Yorga Farms, Red Coat Cattle Station, Carpenter Cattle Co., Circle T Limousin, Prairie Gold Sale Group, Payne Livestock Pizza Party Sponsors: Canadian Limousin Association, Lazy A Limousin and Martens Cattle Co. Pick of the Barn: • The first time ever that a “Pick of the Barn” event was done in the Limousin barn saw 14 entries of bulls calves, heifer calves and bred females; with 200 tickets sold the event exceeded our expectations in terms of sales and entries. • Thanks to Anne Burgess for doing up the catalog for this event and posting it online! • There were 15 donated door prizes of sale credits, semen packages, leptin testing, Igenity testing. Thanks to all those that donated prizes. • 5 Straws Wulfs Xclusive to Stan Cochrane; 3 Igenity tests to Dustin Lynch; 3 Igenity tests to Curtis Zdunich; Set of clippers to Lynn Combest; $750 Sale credit to 2015 ABC Bull Sale to Rhett Jones; 5 Straws of Paynes Elvis to Willie Boon; 5 Straws of KAJO Responder to Martin and Donna Bohrson; 5 Straws of Greenwoods Zambuka to Sandra Othberg; $1000 Sale Credit to JYF Sale to Aaron Yorga; 5 Straws of CJLS Windfall to Blair MacIntosh; 5 Straws of Wulfs Zane to Hadley and Tait Schmidt; Any 5 straws of Semex Catalog to Anchor B Printing; 8 Leptin Tests to Holli Lee; 8 Leptin Tests to Wayne Burgess; 8 Leptin Tests to Cheyenne Porter. • The lucky winner was Warren Fuchs of Bethune, SK who picked the heifer calf entry of Greenwood Limousin!

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LIMOUSIN BULL TEST STATION

STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN

Our unique evaluation center welcomed 33 bulls on November 10th; 20 Limousin, 8 Simmental and 5 Angus. The process remains the same as before; performance evaluation and conformation classification prior to the sale. However, the sale site has been changed and it will be held it at Ferme Dany and Mario Simard in Ste-Sophie-de Lévrard. Trucking will be provided for all consignments. If you are unable to attend the sale, we invite you to watch the live broadcast on the internet at www.liveauctions.tv. We are also accepting phone bids, but would appreciate if you could contact Diane Joly or Serge Dethier prior to the sale to make arrangements. Their number is (514) 974-6456. To follow the bulls’ performance progress, please visit www.agrireseau.qc.ca

L’entrée des taureaux en station a eu lieu le 10 novembre passé. La Station évaluera cette année 33 taureaux dont 20 Limousin, 8 Simmental et 5 Angus. Comme à l’habitude, les taureaux évalués qui se seront classés, seront vendus par encan à la fin du test. Cette année, l’encan se tiendra à la Ferme Dany et Mario Simard de Ste-Sophie-de Lévrard, avec facilité pour le transport des animaux vendus. La vente sera également diffusée en direct sur le site de Live Auctions à l’adresse internet www. liveauctions.tv. Il sera possible de faire des mises par téléphone en contactant Mme Diane Joly ou M. Serge Dethier, idéalement une semaine avant la date de l’encan pour prendre arrangement, au (514) 974-6456. N’oubliez pas de suivre les résultats des pesées des taurillons sur le site www.agrireseau.qc.ca

VISIT FROM THE CLA GENERAL MANAGER

VISITE DE NOTRE DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE

We were pleased to welcome Anne Brunet-Burgess in the province of Quebec in October. Anne interviewed Jeff Blair of Blair Orchards, a commercial breeder using Limousin sires. Watch for their story in the February Voice. Accompanied by the Quebec president, Serge Dethier, Anne spent some time at a feedlot owned by Jean-Paul Palardy, where Lim-Flex feeders are being considered for next spring.

Madame Anne Brunet-Burgess était de passage au Québec en début d’octobre. Elle a profité de son séjour pour entre autres, rencontrer un éleveur commercial, Les Fermes Blair, de la région de Franklin qui utilise un taureau Limousin sur ses vaches. Elle a également rencontré M. Jean-Paul Palardy, propriétaire d’un parc d’engraissement de la région de Ste-Madeleine.

Anne also included a stop at Expo Boeuf. While there was no Limousin show, two heifer calves, owned by FERME J.P.E.R. were on display. We congratulate Diana Lussier-Pelletier and Jule St-Hilaire for their initiative and wish them well in their new venture on the show road. SECOND LIMOUSIN MEAT RETAILER IN QUEBEC We are delighted to announce that Metro Racicot in Ville Mont-Royal is the second grocery store to feature Limousin meat. The retailer offers numerous Limousin veal cuts as part of their meat counter selection. Metro operates a network of more than 600 food stores in Quebec and Ontario, with annual sales of over $11 billion, Metro Inc., founded in 1947, is the only major Canadian food distribution company to have its head office in Quebec. Along with its affiliates and franchisees, Metro Inc. employs in Quebec and Ontario over 65,000 people, whose mission is to satisfy their customers every day and earn their long-term loyalty. The members of the Board of Directors of the Quebec Limousin Association would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. 2015 looks very promising in the beef industry!

Lors de sa visite à Expo-Boeuf de Victoriaville, Madame Brunet-Burgess a félicité les représentantes de la FERME J.P.E.R. ( Mmes Diana Lussier-Pelletier et Jule St-Hilaire) pour leur participation en tant qu’exposantes. Ces dernières en étaient à leur première participation aux expositions. Elles ont bien aimé leur expérience et prévoient revenir l’an prochain. Félicitations à la relève. UNE DEUXIÈME ÉPICERIE DU QUÉBEC QUI IDENTIFIE LA VIANDE LIMOUSIN Il nous fait plaisir de vous informer qu’il est possible de se procurer de la viande de veaux Limousin dans une chaîne d’épicerie Métro du Québec. En effet, le gérant des viandes du Métro Racicot de Ville Mont-Royal offre à sa clientèle tout un étalage de différentes coupes de veaux Limousin dans son comptoir des viandes. M. Dethier s’est empressé d’aller le féliciter pour cette belle initiative. En terminant, les membres du Conseil d’administration de l’Association des Éleveurs de Limousin du Québec aimeraient souhaiter à tous un très Joyeux Noël, ainsi qu’une bonne et heureuse année 2015 qui s’avère assez prometteuse au point de vue de la vente des veaux.

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MANITOBA LIVESTOCK EXPO Brandon, MB November 8, 2014 Judge: Dallas George

FEMALES HEIFER CALF Class 1 (7 shown) 1. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Barbie 5-0 LNA 1B by Wulf ’s Xtreme Sports 2. Eden Meadows Farms, Zehner, SK with RPY Paynes Bailey 30B by CFLX Wild Card Class 2 ( 7 shown) 1. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Buttercup LNA 18B by Wulf ’s Xtreme Sports 2. Eden Meadows Farms, Zehner, SK with EMF Binka 34B by EDW Xplode

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with Cam Poll Amaryllis by TMF Westwood 505W

CHAMPION SENIOR AND GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Eden Meadows Farms, Zehner, SK with EMF Poll Your Up by Urban Legend 2U with her bull calf EMF Bam Bam by EMF U Zawanda

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Barbie 5-0 LNA 1B by Wulf ’s Xtreme Sports

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with Cam Poll Angel by JYF 61X

RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR FEMALE Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with HSF Zinnia by Kajo Responder 120R with her bull calf BDM Bingo by B Bar Iron Clad 22Z

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Buttercup LNA 18B by Wulf ’s Xtreme Sports

TWO YEAR OLD COW/CALF PAIR Class 1 (1 shown) 1. Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with HSF BULLS Zinnia by Kajo Responder 120R with her bull calf BDM Bingo by B Bar Iron BULL CALF Class 1 ( 3 shown) Clad 22Z 1. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB YEARLING HEIFER with JL Bonnet’s Thug MRA 402B by Class 1 ( 5 shown) MATURE COW/CALF PAIR Wulfs Xtreme Sports 1. Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with Class 1 (2 shown) 2. Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with BDM Cam Poll Angelina by Amaglen 1. Eden Meadows Farms, Zehner, SK Bingo by B Bar Iron Clad 22Z Umpire Man with EMF Poll Your Up by Urban 2. Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with BDM Legend 2U with her bull calf EMF Bam Kate by TMF Unanimous 20U Bam by EMF U Zawanda 2. L&S Limousin, Kenton, MB with Pine Class 2 ( 4 shown) Creek Tinkerbell by Mascot Man with 1. Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with her calf N/A Cam Poll Amaryllis by TMF Westwood 505W 2. Campbell Limousin, Minto, MB with Cam Poll Angel by JYF 61X

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YEARLING BULL Class 1 (1 shown) 1. Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with BDM Bugsy by BDM Yogi CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with BDM Bugsy by BDM Yogi

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND GRAND CHAMPION BULL Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with JL Bonnet’s Thug MRA 402B by Wulfs Xtreme Sports

SENIOR BULL Class 1 ( 1 shown) 1. Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with MRA Cleveland 108Z by RPY Paynes Rough Rider 40

CHAMPION SENIOR BULL AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB with MRA Cleveland 108Z by RPY Paynes Rough Rider 40 BREEDER’S HERD Eden Meadows Farms, Zehner, SK

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Mitchell Farms, Virden, MB with BDM Bingo by B Bar Iron Clad 22Z

GET OF SIRE Jaymarandy Limousin, Roblin, MB

President’s Message Brian Lee, CLA president

cattle industry.

By this time every year people are thinking about all the things they did not accomplish and the goals they did not meet, but instead we should reflect back on all the positives and the good that came of this most creative time in the

Most recently my wife, Holli and I returned from Agribition in Regina where we have never been more proud to be Limousin breeders. As spectators and participants in this year’s National Show, we marvelled at the wonderful quality of cattle across the board and our breed took a backseat to no one! We heard over and over again from the people who came out to the shows and then took the time to come back to the barns how they appreciated all the hard work and dedication it

takes to get the animals ready for show season and how these are some of the animals that will carry on and keep our breed moving forward and strong. Our Limousin genetics are being sought after around the globe and it is only through the hard work and dedication of our breeders that this is possible. This issue of the Voice will highlight some of the positive aspects of many of the Limousin breeders who have dedicated their lives to the breed and a peak into the future of their programs and what we can expect in the coming years. At this time I would like to thank all the people who support our breed whether it be attending Limousin events throughout the year or by promoting our cattle in a positive manner wherever they go with the hope that this will continue long into the coming year. With calving season just around the corner I would like to wish all the people who make this such an exciting industry to be in a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.

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Presented to Martin and Donna Bohrson, Hanley, Saskatchewan By Eric Boon, CLA Director The Canadian Limousin Award of Distinction was established to recognize individuals who have dedicated volunteer time to the promotion and growth of the Limousin breed. Candidates are strong believers in Limousin and their promotion efforts have been local, provincial, national and international. This year’s recipients are Marty and Donna Bohrson of Hanley, Saskatchewan. Marty and Donna established the well-known Anchor B Limousin herd over 30 years ago. Their herd has left its marks across Canada and is known for producing top genetics. Even now, 3 years after their dispersal, Anchor B animals still impact many herds. However, today we are taking a moment to offer our thanks to Marty and Donna for the countless hours that they invested in promoting the Limousin breed. They have both volunteered numerous years to the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Limousin Association and occupied all positions including president and secretary. Further, Martin completed 2 terms on the CLA Board and was the president in 2001-2002. We will all remember one of the highlights of his presidency when Canada welcomed the world by hosting the 15th International Limousin Conference in 2002.

Marty and Donna transmitted their passion for the Limousin breed to their three sons who were active in all aspects of the farm while still residing at home. Today, the Anchor B prefix is being carried on by middle son Jay and daughter-in-law Bev who raise Limousin cattle with their own family. There’s even been a third generation of Bohrsons participating at the last two National Junior Conferences! Youngest son Scott is operating a successful sales management business that is involved with marketing Limousin cattle, including the 2014 National Sale that was a huge success. Two years ago, Marty joined Scott’s business, while Donna has been contributing her creative talents behind the scenes all along. We are delighted that both Marty and Donna are still involved with the Limousin breed and their dedication continues to benefit all of us in many ways for years ahead to come. On behalf of the Canadian Limousin Association Board of Directors and members, it is my greatest pleasure to present the 2014 Canadian Limousin Award of Distinction to Martin and Donna Bohrson.

Photo: Eric Boon, CLA director; Donna and Martin Bohrson, Award of Distinction Recipients; Brian Lee, CLA president. Limousin Voice Christmas Issue 2014  46


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

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

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

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

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

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

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

Stan & Pat

Kyle & Erin

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

Specializing in Polled Fullbloods and Purebreds

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

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

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

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


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

www.jaymarandy.com

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

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

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

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

Lazy A Limousin the H I RSCHF ELD fa mily Brent

www.hockridgefarms.ca

Carey

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

Steven

Brittany

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

Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

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

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

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

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

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

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

Kym and Carole Anthony - Owners Mike Geddes - General Manager

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

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 Visit our website at:

WWW.TOPMEADOWFARMS.COM

southbridgelimousin@theboss.net

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

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION NEWS What a great year we have had! The CJLA would like to say a huge thanks to the Saskatchewan Limousin Association for hosting the National Junior Limousin conference in Saskatoon this summer. The CJLA would also like to thank all the sponsors and volunteers for all they did! It wouldn’t be possible without them. At the Junior conference, the AGM was held. A discussion was held about rewriting the rules for the CJLA because many people had questions and concerns. When it came to the rulebook there were some grey areas. The date was yet to be set to rewrite these rules. Near the end of August the CJLA board held a conference call. A new board was voted on. President; Cassidy Matthews Vice President; Brandon Hertz Treasurer; Carolyn Darling Secretary/reporter; Cheyenne Porter Directors at large; Bailey McConnell, Curtis Bielecki, and Nicole Bielecki During this call Bailey announced that the 2015 NJLC would be held August 6–8 in Stratford, Ontario. It was also discussed that the rewriting of the rules would be held sometime in December depending on exam schedules. Exact location and time to be determined. I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a safe and successful calving season. Regards, Cheyenne Porter Secretary/reporter

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Hard to believe another year has come and gone, and what a year it has been for the cattle industry. The fall has been busy for all breeders with the fall shows and numerous sales to attend. On behalf of the ALA and the Limousin Bonanza Group we would like to thank all who came out to the Bonanza Gold Show at Farmfair. There was a very strong set of cattle in the barns and lots of spectators in the stands evaluating the genetics. Congratulations to those who walked away with the Champion banners and represented us in the Supreme. Limousin were top contenders in the Alberta Supreme Show with Greenwood Young & Restless and RPY Payne’s Derby both placing in the top 5, and final results indicate they were runner up to taking top

prize. Thank you to all our sponsors and show officials for their contributions to the show. As you may have noticed the ALA did not hold an AGM this fall, instead the directors decided to move the AGM to the summer and hold it in conjunction with the ALA Field Day. Fall always seemed to get so busy with shows and sales that it was hard to find a date that was free, and this way we shouldn’t have to contend with bad weather! Please watch for more details in the next couple of months for more information on the 2015 ALA Field Day and AGM. We look forward to seeing you there! On behalf of the ALA board we wish you all Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year! Carriann Johnson ALA Past President

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Ad Index

B Bar Cattle 2, 5 Bar 3R Limousin 47 Bar-Dale Limousin 47 Bee Zee Acres 13, 47 Bova-Tech Ltd. 50 Bow Valley Genetics 50 Cherway Limousin 47 Cochrane Stock Farms 47 Combest Limousin Farm 47 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 50 de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. 47 Diamond C Ranch 47 Eden Meadow Farms 10 Enright Farms 47 Excel Ranches 9 Fort Ellice Limousin 47 Fouillard Limousin 47 Gardiner Limousin 47 Grant Livestock Company 11 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 50 Greenwood Limousin 47 Haystack Acres 47 Highland Stock Farms IFC Hillside Farm 47 Hillview Farms 48 Hi-Valley Limousin 10, 48

Hi-Way Limousin 48 Hockridge Farms 48 Hollee Limousin 13 Horizon Limousin 49 Hudson Limousin 15, 48 Ivy Livestock 3, 5, 48 J Yorga Farms IBC Jaymarandy Limousin 48 Karwandy Limousin 48 Koyle Farms 6, 7 Lazy A Limousin 48 Lisle Limousin 48 Nordal Limousin & Angus 21 Payne Livestock OBC Pine Haven Farm 48 Pinnacle View Limousin 48 Poley, Chris 50 Poplar View Stock Farm 48 Posthaven Limousin 48 Red Coat Cattle Station 48 Richmond Ranch 9, 48 Rocky View Livestock 49 Skeels, Dan 50 Smart Limousin 49 Southbridge Limousin 49 Stewart Limousin 49 Stockmens Insurance 50 Top Meadow Farms 49 Triple “R” Limousin 49 Willowcrest Limousin 49 Windy Gables Limousin 1, 49

We had a good showing at our Summer Show in Harding with 35 hd to make it a points show. MRA Cleveland was chosen as Supreme MRA Cleveland Champion Bull and was also named the overall “animal of the show”. Congratulations to Jaymarandy Limousin for receiving the Ron Sangster Award. Thank you also to Eric Boon who was our judge.

Manitoba Advantage Sale was held over the weekend. Pick of heifer calves $3750, pick of the Cow Herd $7500, 16 Bred Heifers avg $3528, 3 heifer calves avg $3600, 3 cows avg $3100, 24 lots gross $87,850 overall avg $3660.

At the MLE in November we had 30+ head shown by breeders from Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We also had a very successful junior show.

We will be having our MLA Annual Meeting on January 3, 2015.

Thank you to the buyers from ON, MB, SK and AB. Thank you to everyone for their hard work. Congratulations to Bill Campbell on a great female dispersal sale. Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale on April 4, 2015. 148 bulls on test from 8 breeds and 9 Limousin Bulls on test.

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High selling heifer at the Manitoba Advantage Sale


December March 31

New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale: Volume III, Red Deer, AB

January

13

Grass Country Bull & Female Sale, Rumsey, AB

20

Anchor B / B Bar / Carpenter Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK

21

Red, Black And White Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK

21

Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale, High River, AB

3

Manitoba Limousin Annual Meeting and Banquet, Brandon, MB

8-10

Ontario Beef Industry Conference, London, ON

21

Excel Ranches Bull Sale, Westlock, AB

15

Limousin Voice Herd Bull Issue Deadline

27

29th Annual Prairie Gold Sale, Saskatoon, SK

23-24 Camrose Bull Congress, Camrose AB

April

February 2

Symens Land and Cattle Sale, Claresholm, AB

5

Hudson Limousin Complete Bred Female Dispersal, Veteran, AB

19

Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK

23

J. Yorga Farms Production Sale, Flintoff, SK

4

Manitoba Bull Test Station Sale, Douglas, MB

11

Windy Gables Open House & Private Treaty Bull & Heifer Sale, Warkworth, ON

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