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COLE Architect 08A X EMF Polled Zill 2016 National Grand Champion Bull A bull with a very easy going nature and impressive performance, unique red pedigree- use him or chase his progeny! 10 straws $1000 20 Straws $1500 Owned with Arcon Cattle Co.

RPY Paynes Crossfire 28C (Homo Polled) JYF Yeildmaster 80Y X MGS Wulfs Xtractor Our new calving ease specialist! Calving ease Pedigree- calving reports sound good! 10 Straws $750 Owned with Jones Cattle Co.

COLE Architect 08A (Homo Polled) MRL X-rated 014X X COLE Miss Lodestar 826U 2016 Show Sire of the year with his first calf crop Use him for moderate birth weights, huge performance & calm temperaments Phenomenal numbers check them out! Limited semen availability 10 Straws $ 2000 Canadian Semen rights owned by Payne Livestock RPY Paynes Derby 46Z (Homo Polled) Undefeated & Show Bull of the year 2013 & 2014 Show Sire of the year 2015 KAJO Responder 120R X IVY’s Polled Princess Have you checked his daughters out! 10 straws $1000 Owned with Highland Stock Farms

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At The Ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan Check out our web site for the online catalogue and videos

65 Two year old & Long yearling bulls sell

JYF 3C

JYF 28C

JYF 35C

JYF 36C

JYF 46C

JYF 81C

JYF 111C

JYF 113C

JYF 120C

JYF 127C

JYF 514C

JYF 519C

JYF 23C

JYF 539C

JYF 544C

JYF 6C

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

Jeffrey Yorga (H) 306-531-5717 (jeffyorga@yahoo.ca Box 14, Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0


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Selling Saturday March 18 JOHNSTONE’S AUCTION MART MOOSE JAW, SK

RED, WHITE AND BLACK

Canada’s

BULL SALE

Featuring the first sons of B Bar Rust 31B

EMF DEUCES WILD 2D EF Zen 344Z x EMF Unsure

B Bar Rust 31B x EMF Brita The 4B

CWA Res Jr Bull Calf Champ

EMF DENALI 5D RPY Paynes Derby 46Z x EMF Poll Your Up

EMF DRIVING FORCE 20D B Bar Rust 31B X EMF Talk To The Hand

TERRY & LYNETTE HEPPER & FAMILY R.R.#1 Zehner, SK, S0G 5K0 306.781.4628 or 306.536.7075 email tlhepper@gmail.com 2

EMF DELUXE EDITION 4D

EMF DARIAN 31D B Bar Rust 31B x EMF Poll Your Up

EMF DIRECT DEPOSIT 26D B Bar Rust 31B x RPY Paynes Carolina 13Z


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Contents

CHRISTMAS 2016 • Vol. 12 No. 3

Official publication of the Canadian Limousin Association

2016 Canadian Limousin Association Year in Review 356 lifetime & annual members

4098

weaning records entered

1982

animals transferred

161

DigitalBeef users

21 new annual members

1662 yearling records entered

465

scrotal records entered

4157 calves registered

121 junior members

7924

females on WHE

2703

member log-ins to Digital Beef

6 new junior

27.4

average number of cows assessed per member on WHE

members

5616 docility records entered

507

ultrasound records entered

517 animals genotyped

624 bulls transferred to 438 commercial buyers BC :: 30 head to 22 buyers AB :: 285 head to 169 buyers SK :: 127 head to 85 buyers MB :: 44 head to 29 buyers USA :: 15 head to 15 buyers

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ON :: 76 head to 73 buyers QC :: 25 head to 25 buyers PEI :: 1 head to 1 buyer NB :: 7 head to 7 buyers NS :: 14 head to 12 buyers

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F FEATURES EATURES

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DEPARTMENTS 18

CLA Office Update - English

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CLA Office Update - French

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CLA President’s Report

32 CanFax Market Summary

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CJLA News

34 Future of the Breed - Celtic Ridge Farms, Rob & Maryjo Tait

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Masterfeeds Beef Newsletter

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CCA President’s Report

Provincial News

21 2016 Canadian Limousin Association Year in Review - English

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38 Why Limousin - A Junior’s Point of View 41 Report Them All To Maximize Value 42 CLA Commercial Committee Report 46 2016 Canadian Limousin Association Year in Review - French 47 Livestock Gentec - Bull Sale Season: What Do My Customers Want?

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British Columbia News

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Alberta News

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Manitoba News

Saskatchewan News

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53 Elite Limousin Herds 2016

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Ontario News

56 Elite Limousin Dam 2016

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Quebec News

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Social News

SHOW & SALE RESULTS 57 Sales

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Proudly Published By: Todays Publishing Inc. 4 3342 Millar Avenue Saskatoon, SK S7K 7G9 Ph: 306-934-9696 Fax: 306-934-0744 info@tbarc.com www.limousinvoice.net


HOMO BLACK » HOMO POLLED

BLACK » HOMO POLLED

yearling

HIGHLAND DOMINO 8D sire RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z dam HIGHLAND ALL MY LOVE

RED » HOMO POLLED

yearling

HIGHLAND DENALI 12D sire WULFS ZANE X238Z dam PINNACLE’S ALL EXCITED 38A

BLACK » HOMO POLLED

BLACK » HOMO POLLED

PUREBRED ANGUS

yearling

HIGHLAND DEACON 35D sire HIGHLAND BOSTON dam LIMOLYN ATHENA

yearling

HIGHLAND DUTCH 23D sire RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z dam ANGUS

yearling

FOXWOOD NEWMAN 006-D sire FOXW NEWMAN 033Z dam HF BLACKBIRD 198U

2 yr old

HIGHLAND CREED 47C sire RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z dam HIGHLAND ATHENIA

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GUEST CONSIGNORS FOXWOOD FARM

POLLED RED & BLACK LIMOUSIN

Thane Russell Cochrane, AB 403 397 5027

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SALE MANAGED BY KK SEEDSTOCK

Keith Kissee 817 821 6263

BLACK ANGUS

BID LIVE ONLINE DLMS.CA

HIGHLAND STOCK FARM

BULL SALE

Mark Shologan 780 699 5082

FOURTEENTH ANNUAL EVENT SAT, MARCH 18, BRAGG CREEK, AB THE MATTHEWS & HAYWOOD FAMILIES ROB 403 585 8660 • AMANDA 403 470 1812 5


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~ Limousin ~

~ Limflex ~

~ Black Angus ~

~ Red Angus ~

Zodiac 29Z

Believe 46B

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Crusader 53C


SRD 36D

SRD 221C

SRD 212C

SRD 89C

SRD 38D

SRD 189C

SRD 172C

SRD 238C

SRD 27D

Over 70 head sell

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Greenwood Curve Ball

Thank you Highland Stock Farm & The Curve Ball Syndicate for purchasing The $50,000 high seller @ Western Select

Greenwood Double Down Thank you Diamond C Ranch For Purchasing Double Down Full Brothers for sale on the farm

We would like to sincerely thank our friends and partners who worked with us and purchased Greenwood Genetics in 2016. We are excited to see what 2017 brings!

LFLC Bank Account 701B S: Wulfs Ziplock N922Z D: LFLC 701X Xtra Good Limited Semen Available on this proven calving-ease bull Flemington Legend S: Warrigal High Vision D: Flemington Polled Pride H1 Two Packs remaining on this complete outcross

Call Us About Your Next Herd Bull

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40+ LOTS

EXCEL POLLEDDmitri11D Sire: Amazing Bull

EXCELS

CaptainHook37C

Sire: Excel Polled All North

Cody & Amy Miller PH: 780-349-0644

Codymiller8@gmail.com

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Ron & Barb Miller PH: 780-349-2135

excelranches@hotmail.com


Sr. Bull Calf Champion Agribition Hi-way Limousin

National Grand Champion Bull Arcon Cattle Co.

Reserve Int. Bull Champion Agribition Wilson Limousin

Reserve Sr. Heifer Calf Champion Agribition Arcon Cattle Co.

National Sr. Heifer Calf Champion Calder Jones

Limousin Division Winner Stockade Lady Eden Meadows Farm

Jr. Heifer Calf Champion Agribition

Int. Heifer Calf Champion Agribition Edwards Limousin

Champion Breeders Herd Brandon National & Agribition

Triple R Limousin

Ken Doc Limousin

National Brandon, Lloydminster, Agribition

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Consigning

Two Year old Bulls 7th Annual de Jager Limosin Bull Sale

March 14, 2017 Bow Slope Shipping Assoc.

JDA 12C

Brooks, Alberta

Homopolled Leptin testing pending BW: 5.4 WW: 75 YW: 115

Greg & Linnea Cell: 403-633-6337

Tim & Lois Cell: 403-854-6335

glandrew@eidnet.org

tlandrew@netago.ca

JDA 5C

Homopolled Leptin testing pending BW: 3.6 WW: 65 YW: 94

Selling at the Gather March, 9, 2017 BSSA Brooks, AB 200 - 800 weight Limousin steers The top cut from 800 mother cows

Striving to produce the finest limousin feeder cattle on the planet

SELLING BY PRIVATE TREATY

LIM-FLEX

DC CADDYSHACK 107C MJLC Bismarck 29Z (Black Angus) x DC Polled Paxton 99P (Limousin)

DC DOUBLE DOWN 101D RPY Paynes Derby 46Z x DC You’re So Sweet 135Y

DC DOCTOR JONES 127D Carpenters Eastwind 5B x DC Blush 57B

PLUS MORE RED AND BLACK, POLLED LIMOUSIN BULLS

VIEW ALL OF OUR BULLS ONLINE WWW.DCFARMS.CA • CALL OR TEXT DOUG 780•674•7494 FOR MORE INFO

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5D HGH 6 DS 2 2 TM: 7 TY DEE 2 R : I K D L I HIGH 'S : 99 YW: 146 M 8A WW T 0 BW: 1.4 CHITEC R A E L Sire: CO

2D HGH 2 : 72 : 20 TM UKE K L D I M 'S 9 W: 14 HIGH W: 104 Y 08A W .6 2 : BW HITECT C R A LE Sire: CO

CJH 53 : 59 EUCE K: 29 TM L D I M 'S 7 H 8 HIG YW: WW: 60 OWS 9040B .6 3 : W B LL LFS BE Sire: WU

0D HGH 17 G 70 IRTY DO 7 MILK: 32 TM: D 'S H 9 HIG YW: B WW: 75 .2 5 S 9040 : W W O B L L E LFS B Sire: WU

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Ken-Doc Dallas - Sired By Ace

Ken-Doc Duncan - Sired By Ace

Ken-Doc Diesel - Sired By Ace

KEN-DOC Limousin Ken Gillies (306) 382-2390 or (306) 221-1159 kendoc@sasktel.net

Edwards Limousin

35 Red & Black Limousin Yearling Bulls Featuring Sons Of...

Ace

Alabama

View the catalogue at www.BuyAgro.com 16

Rob or Laird Edwards Ph: (306) 734-2624 Cell: (306) 567-7456 lredwards@sasktel.net

Stoneyview Limousin

Dale Turner: (306) 374-6585 Bob Turner: (306) 528-4510 meaganturner@yourlink.ca

Architect


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CLA office update With bull sale season underway, the Canadian Limousin Association invites you to visit the Events page on the CLA website www.limousin. com for a listing of upcoming bull sales, and links to catalogues when available. You can also stay up to date with upcoming sales on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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new year is upon us and for many producers that means the arrival of a new calf crop! We look forward to the mark that these excellent “E” calves of 2017 are going to make on our breed and the beef industry! We all know the merits of the Limousin breed well. We know that crossbreeding with a Limousin bull will increase your profits. Vigorous calves mean less time spent tending to newborns and more live calves. Increased gain and efficiency means more dollars in your pocket at weaning. The longevity of the Limousin breed also means your investment in a Limousin bull will be worthwhile. We know that our breeders have worked very hard to improve the docility of the Limousin breed. We recognized the need to measure this essential trait and report that measurement to our customers via the docility EPD. If numbers are not for you, I would invite you to visit a Limousin herd or sale this year to see for yourself. The docility of “today’s Limousin” is second to none. In addition, our industry trends show the need for cattle to yield better across the rail. Limousin is the answer.

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The Canadian Limousin Association board of directors held a strategic planning session at their December 2016 board meeting. In this meeting the board of directors clearly recognized the paramount importance of the commercial industry to the continued success of the Limousin breed. With that in mind, the CLA looks forward to undertaking a number of endeavours in 2017 to further support our commercial bull buyer, who is the fuel that makes the engine that is the Limousin breed work. We thank you for your continued commitment to the Limousin breed. 2016 was a year of great success for the Limousin breed! To capture a snapshot of the breed in 2016 by the numbers, I have compiled a 2016 Year in Review. We look forward to what 2017 has in store! Genotyping Funding In 2016, your Canadian Limousin Association offered low and high density genotyping to members at a 50% discount. While our allocation for 2016 was used up, we will be receiving a second allocation planned for April 2017. This Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP)

funding has been secured through the Canadian Beef Breeds Council to offset the cost of genotyping for all Canadian beef breed associations. When the 2017 funds become available, all sire and parentage verification requested through the Canadian Limousin Association will be performed on a GGP-LD (low density) 26,000 SNP assay at the same rate ($30) that parentage testing has previously been performed using only the basic 95-120 SNP assay. Members also have the option of choosing to do a GGP-HD (high density, 50,000 SNP assay) at a 50% discount ($50). Additionally, all GGP-LD and GGP-HD will include molecular breeding values (MBVs) which are required in order to generate gEPDs. This is great news for the Limousin breed and members and we look forward to making an official announcement when this discounted rate is available again later in the spring. 2017 CJLA Impact Show and CLA AGM Mark your calendars for the 2017 CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting to be held July 27-30, 2017 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba! We hope to see you there! Best wishes for successful calving and bull sales! Kindest regards, Tessa Verbeek CLA General Manager


NOUVELLES DU BUREAU DE L’ACL la réponse.

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ous avons bien entamé la nouvelle année et, pour plusieurs éleveurs, cela signifie l’arrivée d’un nouveau groupe de veaux. Nous sommes convaincus que ces Excellents veaux de l’année « E » viendront améliorer notre race et l’industrie bovine canadienne !

Nous connaissons tous très bien les qualités de la race Limousin. On sait également que vos profits seront accrus par l’utilisation d’un taureau Limousin en croisement chez vos vaches. Avec des veaux plus vigoureux à la naissance, on consacre moins de temps à s’occuper des nouveaux nés et on obtient davantage de veaux vivants. Avec une croissance élevée et une bonne efficacité, on aura plus d’argent dans nos poches au sevrage. De plus, la longévité de la race Limousin fera en sorte que votre investissement dans l’achat d’un taureau Limousin sera rentable. Nous sommes conscients que nos éleveurs ont travaillé très fort afin d’améliorer la docilité de la race Limousin. Nous reconnaissons la nécessité de mesurer cet important caractère et de diffuser à nos client les résultats de nos efforts par l’entremise d’un ÉPD de la docilité. Si vous n’êtes pas vraiment intéressés par les chiffres, je vous invite à visiter un éleveur Limousin cette année et à vous rendre compte par vousmême. Les bovins Limousin de nos jours démontrent une docilité remarquable. De même, l’industrie bovine demande des bovins avec un meilleur rendement de carcasse à l’abattage. La race Limousin est

Alors que la période des ventes de taureaux est en cours, l’Association Canadienne Limousin vous invite à consulter la section “Évènements” de notre site web au www.limousin. com où vous trouverez la liste des ventes à venir et, lorsqu’ils sont disponibles, des liens vers les catalogues de ces ventes. Vous pouvez également suivre l’évolution des prochaines ventes par l’entremise de Facebook et de Twitter. Lors de sa réunion de décembre 2016, le conseil d’administration de l’Association Canadienne Limousin a participé à une session de planification stratégique. Lors de cette rencontre, le conseil d’administration a clairement reconnu l’importance capitale de l’industrie commerciale au niveau des succès continus de la race Limousin. Cela étant dit, l’ACL prévoit entreprendre plusieurs initiatives en 2017 afin de supporter encore davantage nos acheteurs de taureaux, les producteurs commerciaux, lesquels sont littéralement le combustible qui alimente le moteur de nos travaux d’amélioration de la race Limousin. Nous vous remercions pour votre engagement continuel envers la race Limousin. L’année 2016 a été couronnée de succès pour la race Limousin ! J’ai compilé une revue chiffrée de l’année 2016, ce qui vous donnera un bon portrait des activités de la race. Nous avons hâte de voir ce que l’année 2017 nous réserve ! Aide financière pour les analyses du génotype En 2016, l’Association Canadienne Limousin offrait à ses membres un rabais de 50 % sur les coûts des analyses génotypiques à basse ou haute densité. Bien que le budget nous étant alloué pour 2016 a été utilisé au complet, nous allons recevoir un nouveau budget en avril 2017. Cette aide financière

provenant du Programme Canadien d’Adaptation Agricole a été obtenue avec l’aide du Conseil Canadien des races de boucherie, afin d’aider toutes les associations de race à réduire les coûts des analyses génotypiques. Lorsque les fonds seront disponibles en 2017, toutes les analyses de vérification de l’identité du père ou de la parenté demandées par l’Association Canadienne Limousin seront effectuées avec un panel de basse densité (“GGP-LD”, 26 000 SNP), et cela au même coût (30 $) qu’auparavant, alors que la vérification de la parenté était effectuée avec des panels de 95 à 120 SNP. Les membres pourront également choisir d’obtenir une analyse de haute densité (panel GGPHD avec 50 000 SNP), avec un rabais de 50 % (50$). Également, toutes les analyses de basse et haute densité (GGP-LD et GGPHD) incluront le calcul de valeurs d’élevage moléculaires (VEM), lesquels sont nécessaires si on veut obtenir des ÉPD améliorés par la génomique (ÉPDg). Voici donc de très bonnes nouvelles pour la race Limousin et pour nos membres, nous procéderons à une annonce officielle plus tard ce printemps lorsque ces tarifs réduits seront disponibles. Exposition “Impact 2017” des CJLA et Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ACL Inscrivez à votre agenda la tenue de l’Exposition “Impact 2017” des CJLA et de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle de l’ACL, qui se tiendront du 27 au 29 juillet 2017, à Portage la Prairie au Manitoba. Nous espérons vous y rencontrer ! Tous mes voeux de succès pour vos vêlages et la vente de vos taureaux Meilleures salutations, Tessa Verbeek Directrice Générale de l’ACL

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CLA PRESIDENT’S REPORT by By Terry Hepper CLA President Another positive for bull sellers were buyers returning to purchase Limousin bulls that hasn’t used a Limousin for a few years and “need to put some muscle into their calves”. As breeders we all need to continue raising cattle with muscle and keep buyers returning to our breed.

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ime really does fly by. It seems like only a short time ago I was writing last year’s column! A year has flown by and our breed has continued to shine. Last year the bull sales were exceeding lots of people’s expectations and many new breeders were purchasing bulls.

The New Year brings a new set of calves being born and lots of enjoyment watching the new champions develop. The CLA Annual General Meeting and CJLA Impact Show will be held in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba this summer. Keep this in mind when

planning summer vacation time and try to include a stop in Portage la Prairie. At the AGM, members can show support for the breed and its direction moving forward, ask questions of the CLA Board of Directors and staff, and have a chance to be more involved with the breed at a National level. I encourage breeders to get on the board and see what a rewarding experience it can be to be involved at this level. I wish everyone a very successful calving season and another strong year with bull sales.

CLA Directors

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

www.limousin.com

CLA Executive Committee PRESIDENT Terry Hepper Phone: (306) 536-7075 tlhepper@gmail.com PAST-PRESIDENT Brian Lee Phone: (905) 447-5173 Email: hmacsand@hotmail.com

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

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

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REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise & AJ Smith Phone: (403) 253-7309 Email: limousin@limousin.com CJLA Co-ordinator Laura Ecklund Phone: (403) 559-9849 Email: cjla@limousin.com

Erin Kishkan Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com Tim Andrew Phone: (403) 854-6335 Email: tlandrew@netago.ca Jim Richmond Phone: (403) 368-2103 Email: stephanie@richmondranch.com

Mark Angus Phone: (204) 281-5099 Email: jaymarandy@gmail.com Matthew Heleniak Phone: (519) 537-1451 Email: matth@norpacbeef.com Joe Cooper Phone: (902) 893-0744 Email: j.cooper@balamore.com

Provincial Association Presidents MARITIMES ALBERTA John-Calvin Siddall Steve Lingley Phone: (902) 664-8008 Phone: (780) 806-0347 Email: jfsiddall@nsac.ca Email: lingleylimousin@gmail.com QUEBEC BRITISH COLUMBIA Serge Dethier Erin Kishkan Phone: (450) 454-6456 Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: dianejoly19@hotmail.com Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com MANITOBA ONTARIO Bill Campbell Murray Shaw Phone: (204) 776-2322 Phone: (519) 864-4030 Email: cam.limousin@gmail.com Email: bear.creek.farm@hotmail.com SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email: jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com


2016 Canadian Limousin Association Year in Review 356 lifetime & annual members

4098

weaning records entered

1982

animals transferred

161

DigitalBeef users

21 new annual members

1662 yearling records entered

465

scrotal records entered

4157 calves registered

121 junior members

7924

females on WHE

2703

member log-ins to Digital Beef

6 new junior

27.4

average number of cows assessed per member on WHE

members

5616 docility records entered

507

ultrasound records entered

517 animals genotyped

624 bulls transferred to 438 commercial buyers BC :: 30 head to 22 buyers AB :: 285 head to 169 buyers SK :: 127 head to 85 buyers MB :: 44 head to 29 buyers USA :: 15 head to 15 buyers

ON :: 76 head to 73 buyers QC :: 25 head to 25 buyers PEI :: 1 head to 1 buyer NB :: 7 head to 7 buyers NS :: 14 head to 12 buyers 21


March 4, 2017 2:00 pm MST

On offer

Hillview Farms

BULL SALE

On the farm Morinville, Alberta

Hillview Corban

Hillview Crown Royal

Hillview Churchill Hillview Black Dynamic

Hillview Direct Impact

Hillview Real Deal

15 Two Year Old Bulls 17 Yearling Bulls 3 Open Purebred Heifers 6 Open Commercial Heifers raised by the Fossheim family

Raymond & Corine Verbeek :: 780.939.2173 Colin & Tessa Verbeek :: 780.982.1676

www.hillviewfarmslimousin.com Find us on Facebook

We have an amazing group of yearling bulls available this year folks … sired by “Ivy’s Bossman , Wulf’s Xtractor and “Hi-Valley Madison”.

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

“Hi-Valley Madison” 22

“Ivy’s Bossman 2B”

“Quality polled bulls available by Private Treaty”

“Wulf’s Xtractor”


Performance, Pedigree & Personality Amaglen Bulls at the Manitoba Bull Test Sale April 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm at Douglas, MB

Amaglen Deputy Justice HNH 15D Lot #207 ROMN Justice X HNH 42T (RPY Paynes Rawhide) Smooth made with proven genetics. Large scrotal and great hair coat. Double Polled, Red. 84 day weight (Jan 31): 1137 lbs ADG: 3.36 WDA: 3.04 DOB: January 23, 2016 BW 3.4 WW 62 YW 86 MILK 24 SC 0.8 Doc 25 ACT. BW: 85 ACT. WW: 731 (Sept 14)

Amaglen Deets HNH 16D Lot #208 Wulfs Xtractor X HNH 64X (Amaglen Throttle) Wulfs Xtractor has done awesome things all over North America. The dam is a moderate black cow that we are high on. Ranks in the top 5% for scrotal and top 4% of the breed for docility. Single Black, Double Polled and muscle. 84 day weight (Jan 31): 1159 lbs ADG: 3.39 WDA: 3.11 DOB: January 24, 2016 BW 2.7 WW 70 YW 96 MILK 30 SC 1.02 Doc 31 ACT. BW: 90 ACT. WW: 632 (Aug 12)

View our complete bull offering at www.amaglenlimousin.ca Performance data and videos at www.manitobabulltest.com Amaglen Definitely Douglas HNH 17D Lot #209 Wulfs Xtractor X HNH 9W (TMF Tudor) Out of the cow that raised the top selling bull of all breeds last year at the Manitoba Bull Test and had everybody talking. He will add depth, performance and extra muscle to your calves. Ideal EPD package. Red, Double Polled. 84 day weight (Jan 31): 1207 lbs ADG 3.56 WDA: 3.24 DOB: January 24, 2016 BW 0.9 WW 71 YW 105 MILK 28 SC 0.9 Doc 17 ACT. BW: 78 ACT. WW: 736 (Sept 14)

Amaglen Direct Deposit HNH 47D Lot #210 CAM Poll Aristocrat X HNH 1Z (DLVL Walker) This guy has style and will catch your eye. Straight topped and smooth while maintaining Limo muscle. Double Polled and Cherry Red. 84 day weight (Jan 31): 1193 lbs ADG: 3.87 WDA: 3.34 DOB: February 9, 2016 BW 0.5 WW 57 YW 86 MILK 34 SC 0.48 Doc 24 ACT. BW: 96 ACT. WW: 683 (Sept 14)

We are also offering similar bulls at the ranch by private treaty. Follow us on Facebook

Amaglen Dodge Ram HNH 65D Lot #211 Amaglen Harley X HNH 39W (Ivy’s Smirnoff) Thick! His dam had a top test bull last year and his sire has left us lots of excellent females. Double Polled and Black. 84 day weight (Jan 31): 1052 lbs ADG: 3.01 WDA: 3.01 DOB: February 17, 2016 BW 2.7 WW 61 YW 86 MILK 26 SC 0.75 Doc 19 ACT. BW: 87 ACT. WW: 681 (Sept 14)

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

Amaglen Denali HNH 66D Lot #212 Amaglen Harley X HNH 8Y (RPY Paynes Trilogy) A favourite from birth. Smooth, long bodied, deep, quiet, herd bull material. His dam is an awesome cow. Double Polled, Double Black. 84 day weight: (Jan 31): 1156 lbs ADG: 3.90 WDA: 3.32 DOB: February 18, 2016 BW 3.9 WW 56 YW 80 MILK 28 SC 0.65 Doc 25 ACT. BW: 99 ACT. WW: 550 (Aug 12)

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

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

Bull Test Manager: 204 851-1165 23


Sons of: Cole Architect Anchor B Bentley Amaglen Zeus

CAM POLL CAPITAL GAIN

NYK DESIGNER 10D

BW 90 WW 643 YW 1,247

BW 103 WW 826 YW 1,305

HOMEGROWN BULL SALE

Campbell

MARCH 26, 2017 - 1:30 P.M. AT THE FARM

3 1/2 miles north of Minto on Hwy 10, 1 3/4 miles east

LIMOUSIN

Yearling and 2 Year Old Red & Black Polled Limousin & Lim-flex Bulls

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cjla News We have so much to look forward to in 2017! This year the National Junior Impact Show will be hosted by the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. The show will be held at the Portage Industrial Exhibition Association from July 27-30. Attending the national show is a highlight for many juniors during their showing years. It’s a great place to meet new friends and become more involved in the Limousin breed. All juniors 21 and under are invited to attend the show as long as they are showing a Limousin, Lim-Flex or Limousin Percentage animal. This year marks the 15th annual National Junior Limousin Conference. The first show was held in 2003 in London, Ontario. The show was organized and run by a group of dedicated parents. At this show the CJLA Board of Directors was elected and held their first meeting. The original board consisted of a representative of each province, excluding Quebec. We are now accepting applications for 1 and 2 year terms on the CJLA board. Elections will take place at the annual general meeting this July at the Impact Show. Interested applicants must answer the following question: How can you help the junior Limousin association be successful? Applications can be submitted to: cjla@limousin.com by July 15, 2017. The CJLA would like to send out a big congratulations to J. Yorga Farms on winning this year’s clothing raffle. Their logo will be featured on the show shirts and wind pants as well as signage for this year’s Impact Show. Thank you to everyone who supported the raffle, took part in organizing ticket sales and to the Manitoba Junior Limousin Association for holding the draw. We look forward to coming together as an association this July in Manitoba. Registrations will open April 1. Please watch the Canadian Limousin website and the Canadian Junior Limousin Association Facebook page for more information. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

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

Thank You to all who purchased raffle tickets in support of the 2017 National Junior Limousin Impact Show. Your support will ensure the success of our show and our junior program! B Bar Cattle Payne Livestock Campbell Land & Cattle Bee Zee Acres Triple R Limousin Pinnacle View Limousin Jaymarandy Limousin J. Yorga Farms Cochrane Stock Farms Richmond Ranch Ltd. Diamond T Limousin Greenwood Limousin & Angus Anchor B Limousin Maplehurst Farms Bohrson Marketing 26

Amaglen Limousin L&S Limousin Acres Eden Meadows Farm Venture Livestock Revolution Cattle Co. Todd and Jay-Dean Smyth Poplarview Livestock Lisle Limousin Hollee Limousin Hewson Land & Cattle Clark Cattle Wright Way Limousin & Wright Way Auction Market Top Meadow Farms Balamore Farm Limited

Hillview Farms Lazy A Limousin 3 Ridge Farms Windy Gables Limousin Carlsruhe Cattle Company Pinch Hill Limousin Excel Ranches Hawkeye Land & Cattle Red Maple Farms Darling Farms Haystack Acres Lakeside Farms Diamond H Industries Loyal Line Limousin Jaymarandy Livestock


Congratulations to this year’s winning ticket holder J. Yorga Farms. They will be the official sponsor of our show clothing this year.

We are proud to be selected in the 2017 junior clothing draw. Our involvement in the Limousin breed began over 40 years ago, and the future has never been brighter. JYF focuses on docility, fertility and cattle with natural muscle expression (that Limo look!). Commercial producers understand the value that a good Limo bull provides and are making the switch back to cross breeding after years of British breed influence. We plan to continue to grow our bull sale numbers to accommodate this demand and look forward to you joining us the last Monday of Feb (27th this year). We would like to thank the junior board and their advisers for the hard work and dedication to making the events across the country a great success. Join us this summer in Manitoba as the Limousin breed takes another step forward. JYF

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POWER FOR YOUR PASTURE

These Rugged Yearling Bulls are a fine example of the many bulls available at the farm

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BW 86 lbs. Feb. 14/2016 RLF Yardley 601Y x TMF 738T

Bulls sired by: WULFS Willard TMF Westwood TMF Tankard TMF Soho TMF Landmark AHCC Westwind RLF Yardley EXLR Matrix

RLF 108D

BW 90 lbs. Jan. 5/2016 AHCC Westwind 544W x RLF 805A

RLF 180D

BW 86 lbs. Jan. 20/2016 WULF’s Willard 5115W x RLF 31T

RLF 155D

BW 89 lbs. Jan. 13/2016 TMF Westwood 505W x TMF 42R

RLF 187D

BW 87 lbs. Feb. 14/2016 WULFS Willard 5115W x TMF Lily 11Y

Stop by to see these bulls and/or call the farm for more information on these genetic opportunites.

Your call or visit is always welcome! Paul & Brad Macintyre 221 Bruce Country Road Lucknow, ON N0G 2H0 Paul’s Cell: 519.357.0884 - Brad’s Cell: 519.357.5469 F: 519.528.2744

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canfax market summary

By Brian Perillat Manager / Senior Analyst CanFax

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n each of the years, 2014, 2015, and 2016, the swing in the value of a fed steer from the annual low price to the annual high was over $700 per head. For calf prices, the swings were not quite as dramatic, but the changes within each year’s high to low still swung calf values $465 (2015) and $680/head (2014). There have been many large and rapid market changes in the past 3 years, and this has left many cattle producers on edge. At the current time, it is somewhat unfortunate that the extreme volatility has overshadowed the positive market situation. The start of 2017 saw calf prices back over $200/cwt, and in some cases feedlots in western Canada are making almost $300/head. Traditionally, this would be considered very strong market conditions, but uncertainty, and the extremely high prices in 2014 and 2015 makes keeping the market in perspective difficult. To start the year, Alberta 550 lb steer prices were over $200/cwt, and while they were about $60/cwt below last year at the time, they are over $30 higher than 2014 and almost $50 higher than 2013. It is a similar story for fed cattle prices, as current prices are still at the third highest level for this time of year. While these price levels do remain historically strong, it is important to remember that from the feedlots’ perspective, they have just been through one of the biggest equity drains they have ever seen, and after about 16 straight months of losses, it will take more than one profitable month to build confidence.

Decreasing calf prices helped lower feedlot break-evens, but feedlot profitability is also very much related to the strong rebound in prices to end 2016. From the early fall lows, fed cattle prices rebounded 23%, and similarly, calf prices increased 17%. These are significant rallies in a short period, no matter what the market conditions. There are several positive factors at play. The stronger US market combined with a weaker Canadian dollar, an abundance of feed grain and forages, as well as record strong basis levels have all added to improved market prices and/or reduced costs. It should also be noted that while western Canadian basis levels have been historically strong, Ontario basis levels had been disappointing at the end of 2016. That said, Ontario basis levels have improved somewhat but remain weaker than the west. Alberta fed cash to cash basis levels have hit record strong levels this winter, with prices premium to the US at times. At the start of January, the basis was +4.15 and the last time the fed basis was positive in January was in 2002. The Canadian dollar can often be the main driver for Canadian prices, and while the Canadian dollar is higher than a year ago, it still remains below the long term average of 80 cents which is considered supportive. Western Canadian barley prices are almost $50/tonne lower than a year ago, and an abundance of feed wheat has also been brought into feeding rations this winter which further improved feedlot margins and the calf market. The market is a long way from the highs seen in 2015, but prices are still relatively strong and creating profit opportunities for cattle producers. On the other hand, broader market trends of increasing meat supplies and uncertain global demand could likely push the market lower through the next couple of years of this cycle. This recent rally is likely not a full trend change in prices, but does point to some stability in the market place. Cost management and risk management will continue to be critical for producers to build and protect profit margins. For more information on cattle markets, or to become a Canfax member, please visit www.canfax.ca

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Future of the Breed Celtic Ridge Farms, Rob & Maryjo Tait by Tessa Verbeek

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ob and Maryjo Tait grew up with a passion for agriculture, living only miles from each other in southwestern Ontario. The Tait farm was a mixed operation of cattle, cash crop, sheep and pigs however the main focus was on the cow-calf operation and backgrounding cattle. Although they had a variety of different breeds, there was a predominant Limousin influence.

“My Dad always loved the Limousin breed for their performance, their appearance and their docility, this love of the breed was passed on to me,” Rob says, “I wanted to farm, but having an older farm and outdated equipment I realized the need to get an education and secure a good job. Wanting to honour my parents, I decided to become a teacher and farmer.” Rob received Bachelor of Arts Honours from the University of Guelph in History and Geography in 2003 and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University in 2004. He then travelled, taught and worked on farms for a year in Australia and New Zealand, before returning home to find a job and take over the farm. “My Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so the transition to full time

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of Natural Resources. She is the BBQ Coordinator for the Annual Beef BBQ for the Elgin Beef Farmers and is a newly appointed director to the Elgin Federation of Agriculture.

farming was expedited with a steep learning curve, but I was fortunate enough to get a full-time teaching job at my former high school West Elgin Secondary School.” Rob is he Head of History, Social Sciences and Humanities. Outside of work and farming, he is a director with the Elgin Beef Farmers, as well as coaching high school hockey and running a local men’s hockey league at the local arena. Maryjo grew up on a mixed cash crop, turkey and beef farm. Her parents raised purebred Limousin cattle for many years as Armac Livestock Ltd. Her dad grew up showing cattle and passed this onto Maryjo and her siblings. Maryjo showed cattle in 4-H, junior Limousin shows and at the Royal. She was also heavily involved in music with her family through the McWilliam Family Band. After high school, Maryjo also knew that she needed a strong off-farm job. Maryjo attended the University of Guelph and earned a degree in Geography and English. This is where she met Rob and the pair were married in 2009. They have a son, Alexander, 3, and daughter Emily, 6 months. Maryjo is currently on maternity leave from her off-farm job as an Aggregates Inspector with the Ontario Ministry

Raising a young family on the farm, Maryjo says safety is top priority, “It gives us such peace to have quiet cattle, and we believe that comes from handling, and the Limousin breed itself. Our main herd bull is such a well-mannered bull; the proof continues in the replacement heifers and calves.” Maryjo also believes that having peace of mind when working with the cattle is crucial, “We hope our children can grow up with livestock smarts and also appreciate the importance of selecting traits that you know are high-quality to pass on, as we have seen in our Limousin cattle.” The Tait’s started out with a commercial herd that was a mix of Limousin, Charolais, and Angus. As they have grown their venture, they have decided to invest in purebred Limousin bulls and begin to turn their herd over to stronger Limousin traits. Bulls purchased from Bee Zee Acres have fit the


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why Limousin - a junior’s point of view

RCN Livestock by Laura Ecklund

Tell us about your operation RCN Livestock is a purebred Limousin operation that started in 2012 and is run by three siblings out of Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan. Ryley, Curtis and Nicole Bielecki were all born and raised in the cattle industry and together have grown a love and passion for farming and cattle. Ryley is currently working as a chiropractic assistant in Saskatoon, Curtis is taking his 3rd Class Power Engineer in Lloydminster and Nicole is in Vermilion taking Animal Health Technology. They have about 40 purebred Limos, alongside their parents’ commercial herd. RCN Livestock strives to raise elite production females that will produce bulls for commercial or purebred use. They strive for consist progeny with desirable beef production

What is it like to be in business with your siblings? Being in business with your siblings is very rewarding. In our younger years, we got along most of the time, but not all the time. But being in business together has brought us a lot closer. – Curtis It has its ups and downs, but when it comes down to the cattle and our decision making, we can all agree upon something and work together. Being in business with my siblings has allowed me to see other perspectives other than just my own and that makes our business stronger as a whole. – Nicole Most people would think that being in business with your siblings would be a constant fight, but it is the one

“Learn from your mistakes, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and attend junior shows, it is an amazing experience, and a great way to make lifelong friends”- Nicole

characteristics. They like to produce females that are maternal yet feminine in their makeup, that are heavy milkers and able to produce herd bulls, not only for purebred breeders, but commercial breeders as well. An animal needs to have good feet and be structurally sound to allow for longevity within their herd. Overall they like to produce cattle that stand out both in and out of the ring.

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time that we all get along and work towards achieving the same things because we share the same passion, goals and determination. – Ryley Why did you choose Limousin? We chose Limousin because it is a breed that works for us. It has all the qualities we want when looking for breeding stock and show cattle. – Ryley

They bring together all the necessary traits that we like; calving ease, high carcass yield, and their genetic strength and efficiency on feed. – Curtis This breed has amazing opportunities and great people to work alongside and compete with. – Nicole How are you involved in the Limousin breed? Within the breed, Curtis and Nicole are on the Canadian Junior Limousin Association. Curtis is the president, and Nicole is the secretary. Ryley is on the Saskatchewan Limousin Association board of directors. We have all attended multiple junior shows over the years, travelling to Olds, AB;


Who are your mentors in the business?

What advice can you give for other juniors starting out?

Are you a past or present CJLA member? Would you like to be featured in the “Why Limousin - A Junior’s Point of View” section? Tell us your story! Please email cjla@limousin.com

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Masterfeeds beef newsletter FETAL PROGRAMMING by Jason Hurst Beef Technical Sales Masterfeeds

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he last couple articles have danced around the topic of mineral supplementation saying producers should do it, but what are producers exactly able to achieve by doing this. This article will look into topics around mineral supplementation and run through the effects of certain minerals in a cow herd. First off selenium is always talked about as being an important driver to fertility. For the most part across Canada, selenium is necessary in supplementation programs for improved immunity and fertility. Selenium is well documented to help improve fertility and work as an antioxidant. Certainly low levels of selenium in the cattle and their feeds can reduce the fertility rate in both cows and bulls. In bulls, sperm production and quality is influenced by selenium levels. In cows, the most evident examples of selenium deficiency is the occurrence of retained placentas. It is important to note when it comes to selenium some is good and more isn’t necessarily better. Toxicity of selenium can be an issue, so hitting an optimal level is best. Delivery of 3 mg of selenium per head per day is typically the max that is fed to cattle. Source is getting to become increasing important. Typically producers will use a form of selenium salt, but with producers pushing for better results, a selenium yeast can help to deliver the increased conception rates and health benefits they are looking for. The use of selenium yeast has been well researched and is continually proven in on farm programs. Zinc also gets looked at fairly hard when supplementing trace minerals, and rightfully so. Zinc is important in many different functions in the animal. Skin integrity and hair growth can be influenced by zinc, as well as hoof health and bone growth. Zinc deficiencies typically show up as poor feet and legs on cattle. Supplemental zinc is especially important in our range cattle. If cattle can’t walk they typically don’t last long. This results in cattle not being able to breed back on time or have poor growth and muscle development. Fertility can also be influenced by zinc levels. Deficiencies in zinc levels can lead to a reduction of any one of these functions and as a result leave you with open cows. As a result looking for better ways to deliver zinc into the animal is important. Zinc along with other trace minerals such as copper manganese and cobalt are available in different forms. Oxides, sulfates, and carbonates are typically used as they can be a low cost way of supplying the animal, but at challenging times may not supply the animal with a readily available source of the nutrient. This is where research has pushed into using new, more bioavailable sources of these nutrients. Chelates

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have been around for a while but recently there has been a greater push on them as producers strive to continually reach for higher reproductive and growth goals. This combined with more challenging environmental factors have pushed this research to be done. Chelation happens when amino acids or short chain peptides are bound to a trace mineral ion. When taken in by the animal the animal’s body essentially views it as a protein source and can more readily break down in the blood of the animal. This is compared to the ‘rock form’ that is typically fed to the animal that tends to have a lower bioavailability. When the trace mineral is chelated it significantly increases its bioavailability. Commercially, this is available to supply; zinc, copper, manganese, cobalt, and iron. Copper is important for many aspects of nutrition as well. Copper plays an important role in the immune system and helps to keep cattle healthy. Skin and hoof health can be affected by status of copper, low levels in the blood of the animal can set up lameness. Also, reproductive cycles and fetal development are influenced by copper levels. Without proper copper levels in the animal reproduction can be impaired and lead to open cows or poor doing animals. Manganese plays a more subtle role in the body compared to the other minerals. However, this does not mean that manganese is not important. Fetal development and growth of calves can be influenced manganese status. Further, if an animal is deficient in manganese reproduction may not occur properly and lead to open cows. Manganese also plays a key role in bone and ligament growth and development. Cobalt often gets overlooked as deficiencies are rarely seen in cattle. That said cobalt is a key component in energy metabolism.

Cobalt is a necessary for the bacteria for the rumen to produce vitamin B12. Low levels in the animal can lead to decreased performance due to how B12 acts in energy metabolism. Supplemental cobalt is a key factor to any mineral program. Those are just some snapshots of what these minerals do; many of them have other functions in the body as well. Delivering trace minerals to cattle will help to improve your bottom line. Balance is important when looking at a mineral supplementation. Above is a mineral wheel to show the interactions. Trace mineral nutrition is very complex; pushing higher rates of one element without considering the impact on the uptake of other trace minerals can lead to deficiencies even with both being supplied. Taking a balanced approach to supplementing is the best option. To get the right balance for your cattle contact your local Masterfeeds representative.


Report Them All to Maximize Value By Joe Epperly, NALF Assistant Executive Director Reprinted with permission from Limousin Today

In order to make informed decisions in a breeding program, a reliable set of data is required. Incomplete reporting of performance information leads to bias in the evaluation and affects the results. The value and integrity of the national cattle evaluation is dependent on the information that is included in it. Total herd reporting program like Limousin Information Management System (LIMS) The LIMS program shows that we are concerned about completeness of data and also that identifying the low end is as important as improving the top end of our product. For example, if we only report the top ½ of our calves, the group that is from the 50 to 75% range in our herd actually appears to be the bottom end. This can be referred to as data bias, or a bias shift. Let’s look at an algebraic analogy: A+B = C If A = 1 and B = 2 we can figure out that the total production of C = 3 1+2=3 If we don’t report A, because it is too small and in the bottom half of the herd. A + B = C is now: ?+2=C If we try to determine the average production in this herd we know that (1+2) / 2 = 1.5 Without reporting A, we can only guess and it is very difficult to accurately determine the genetic merit of either A or B. This is very similar to the concept of total herd reporting.

order to demonstrate the concept of data bias let’s look at a weaning group of calves. In Table 1, the top 4 and bottom 4 calves in a group of 65 head are represented. If a producer reports all 65 of the calves’ weights the average 205 Day weight of the group is 622.3 pounds. By cutting the bottom half calves out of the group and not reporting them the producer has reduced the relative performance of his better calves (shown in the New Index column). For example, calf A drops 7 percent on his ratio. This doesn’t seem like much but it also

drops his interim WW EPD from 84 to 79 and his percentile ranking from top 2% to top 10%. In this example, there are several sires represented. In table 2, we can see the top 8 sires and their respective progeny. If the bottom half of the calves that were removed, we have inadvertently changed the entire rankings of the sires. In the first total CG, Sire E’s progeny have an average index of 107.5 and average progeny EPD is 73.8 and Sire A’s progeny have an average index of 99 and an average progeny EPD of 71.5. By failing to report the bottom calves in the group the average EPDs are now 64.7 (Sire E) and 67.1 (Sire A). We have effectively reversed the appearance of these two sires by failure to report all the data. This concept applies to all aspects of data collection, including calving records. Relative birth weights can also be influenced by incomplete reporting in the same way.

This has negative marketing and selection implications, as indexes are reduced on calves that should appear better. In beef production, fertility is essential to profitability. Without the collection of complete breeding and production and fertility information it is impossible for us to identify those animals that carry optimal genetics. Even a trait as simple as pounds weaned per cow exposed requires knowledge of breeding and production data across the entire herd. For example, if the cow that is 5 years old and has only had 1 calf reported to the dataset. While the odds are good that her other calves may not have been of a quality to register, by failing to report them, we do not know if the dam was open for the first 3 years of her productive life, or simply failed to produce quality calves. As well, collection of disposal information on females and calves may provide the potential to identify genetics for disease resistance, longevity, and other traits of growing importance to profit. If we believe that beef production is a combination of genetic factors interacting with the environment, then it is vital that we collect as much information from all environments as possible. Successful breed improvement programs revolve around the concept of measuring traits that are important, comparing those traits between animals and then selecting the superior animal. Total herd reporting allows us to do this objectively.

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CLA PRESIDENT’S REPORT CLA Commercial Committee Report over 17,000 individual tags sold to date. Both commercial and purebred Limousin producers see the value in identifying the Limousin genetic base in their cattle. It is certainly gratifying to see so many bull producers using the free CLA produced creative to promote tag sales in their catalogues and ads. We are the best promoters of our breed.

Matthew Heleniak: Matthew Heleniak, Norwich Packers, speaks at the 2016 CLA Cattlemen’s Evening in Lloydminster

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he Canadian Limousin Commercial Committee has been active in two areas. Our CCIA approved tag program has been very successful recording

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Our annual Cattlemen’s Evening held in conjunction with the 2016 CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting in Lloydminster was again a great success. Limousin breeders, juniors and commercial Limousin enthusiasts were entertained and educated by Matthew Heleniak of Norwich Packers. Matthew told us of the way that Limousin cattle with their superior yield and cutability play

a key role in his company’s success. We are looking forward to continuing the event in conjunction with the 2017 CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual Meeting in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. While it is common for Limousin sired cattle to top the auction barn sales, the news of these successes does not always get told as well as it could be. With over 3,220 followers on Facebook and 735 followers on Twitter our Association has the daily ability to make these successful sales the talk of our industry. Please forward these exceptional results to the office and we can promote the exceptional value the industry places on Limousin genetics. Tim Andrew CLA Commercial Committee, Chair


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

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

Contact Tim or Lois Andrew for details

403.779.2273 or 403.854.6335

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CcA PRESIDENT’S REPORT Secretaries, Undersecretaries and so on in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other U.S. Federal Departments will be forthcoming. It is this group of political appointees that we are likely to work with most often as the era of the Trump Administration progresses.

Dan Darling Canadian Cattlemen’s Association President

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he Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) has been active on a variety of fronts since welcoming in the new year. Producer meeting season in Ontario commenced in January. CCA representatives were happy to attend and present an activity report at several Beef Farmers of Ontario county meetings and the Ontario Cattle Feeders Association meeting. A variety of annual meetings of provincial members and industry stakeholders in the coming months will provide CCA with additional welcome opportunities to touch base with producers. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States (U.S.) on January 20, 2017 with former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue nominated to serve as his Secretary of Agriculture. Details of what the Trump Administration plans to accomplish in its first 100 days remain to be seen, but President Trump will need to address his campaign promises to renegotiate and improve existing trade agreements. The CCA will continue to work closely with Canadian government officials and the Embassy in Washington to ensure the interests of Canadian beef producers are well represented as the Trump Administration and Secretary Perdue move forward. Further appointments for the Deputy

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The CCA believes that the economic benefits of Canada-U.S. agriculture trade are clear. Canada is the largest export customer for almost all large U.S. agricultural producing states, purchasing around $714 USD per capita of U.S. agricultural products while the U.S. purchases around $69 USD per capita of Canadian agricultural products. Canada is the U.S.’s top customer - purchasing more from the U.S. than China, Japan and the United Kingdom combined - and their closest ally. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has indicated that Canada welcomes a negotiation to update and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While the mechanism to do this has yet to be decided, if it should occur, the CCA is prepared for that discussion and seeks to improve the bilateral cattle and beef trade through greater regulatory cooperation. Other trade vehicles mentioned by President Trump during the campaign include the World Trade Organization and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). With the U.S. indicating it is withdrawing from the TPP, the CCA has encouraged the Government of Canada to pursue alternate plans, including completion of a Canada-Japan bilateral agreement to ensure Canadian beef producers get the trade access they need. January also saw Prime Minister Trudeau shuffle his cabinet, signaling that he is preparing for the incoming Trump Administration. Most significantly, Chrystia Freeland was appointed Canada’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs. The former Minister of International Trade is retaining a focus on Canada/U.S. Trade policy in her new role with Foreign Affairs, most notably

the responsibility for NAFTA trade policy. The CCA has enjoyed excellent rapport with Minister Freeland and we look forward to continuing to working closely with her in her new role. François-Philippe Champagne was named the new Minister of International Trade. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, and has a professional background as a lawyer and international trade specialist. The CCA will work to maintain existing relationships and establish strong working relationships with new Ministers of importance to the beef industry as the Spring session approaches. The CCA places a high priority on relationship building with governments, and industry stakeholders and counterparts domestically and internationally. In January, CCA was part of the Canadian delegation attending the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) conference in Baton Rouge, LA. The SARL conference is one of several vehicles CCA has utilized over the years for U.S. agriculture policy discussion and debate. The trip was among a handful of Canada-U.S. relationship - building events CCA attended last month, with meetings at the American Farm Bureau in Phoenix, AZ, a Canada/U.S. Roundtable in Denver, CO, and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in Nashville, TN. Finally, the CCA’s annual general meeting will be in Ottawa from March 8-10, 2017. The CCA AGM is typically well attended and includes representation from our U.S. industry counterparts and allies. One of the hallmark events of the AGM is the CCA VIP reception, scheduled for the evening of March 8. The CCA reception is always well-received and the guest list includes Senators, Members of Parliament and their staff and other key influencers in Ottawa. I look forward to updating you in my next column.


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Revue de l’année 2016 356 membres à vie et annuels

1982

121

membres juniors

animaux transférés

2703

4098

données au sevrage saisies

21 nouveaux

membres annuels

1662

données à un an saisies

161

utilisateurs de DigitalBeef

465

données de circonférence scrotale saisies

4157 veaux enregistrés

accès au système DigitalBeef par un membre

6 nouveaux membres juniors

507

données de mesures par ultrasons saisies

7924

vaches sur le programme WHE

27,4

vaches en moyenne évaluées par membre au programme WHE

5616

données de docilité saisies

517 animaux génotypés

624 taureaux transférés à 438 acheteurs commerciaux BC :: 30 sujets vendus à 22 acheteurs AB :: 285 sujets vendus à 169 acheteurs SK :: 127 sujets vendus à 85 acheteurs MB :: 44 sujets vendus à 29 acheteurs USA :: 15 sujets vendus à 15 acheteurs 46

ON :: 76 sujets vendus à73 acheteurs QC :: 25 sujets vendus à 25 acheteurs PEI :: 1 sujet vendus à 1 acheteur NB :: 7 sujets vendus à 7 acheteurs NS :: 14 sujets vendus à 12 acheteurs


livestock gentec Bull sale season: What do my customers want? by Dawn Trautman; Director of Knowledge Translation, Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta

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t’s that time of year again – bull sale season. Producers are out and looking for the next line to add to their bull battery. A successful breeding season doesn’t just happen, but is a result of finding the right fit for the herd. Limousin has much to offer the commercial producer as both a purebred Limousin or as a Lim-Flex® in terms of managing and optimizing crossbreeding in order to capitalize on the benefits of hybrid vigour. For some commercial cattle producers, it seems that crossbreeding has somewhat fallen out of favour, perhaps due to a desire to simplify breeding programs, due to an industry use of coat colour as a proxy of market quality, or the belief that the trade-off of crossbreeding is a lack of consistency. When it comes down to it, crossbreeding, conservatively, has a 25% advantage in terms of lifetime productivity. For commercial producers, where goals include optimizing profits and productivity, not including crossbreeding into their program is like leaving money on the table. Optimizing cross-breeding The greatest benefit of crossbreeding for the commercial producer is to optimize heterosis (aka hybrid vigour), which is the performance advantage of crossbreds over purebred or straightbred parents. It is the difference in value of a trait compared to the average value of the trait in the parents. Heterosis is not necessarily consistent from one breed to the next, as it depends on genetic distance; in other words, it is also possible to optimize heterosis within a single breed, using animals that are genetically distant from one another. One breed cannot excel in all traits. A commercial producer can take advantage of breed complementarity by selecting breeds that complement each other for their crossbreeding program. Continental breeds, including Limousin are highly productive in terms of lean meat, particularly when incorporated into a commercial crossbred program and fed to an endpoint (i.e., a slaughter endpoint). For the Limousin bull buyer this might mean a low to moderate birth weight calf with good feed conversion, good growth rate, excellent lean muscle

yield, and high dressing percentage. An additional option for incorporating breed complementarity for commercial producers is including hybrid bulls such as the Lim-Flex®, which allows producers to optimize heterosis without the additional management worry of including multiple pastures for crossbreeding. On being consistent Crossbreeding can actually add consistency to a breeding program. Commercial producers can design their cow herd so that it fits to their production environment while introducing a terminal sire that fits the market conditions, and then apply this strategy such that it’s manageable over many generations. Considerations for producers to take in adopting this strategy include the number of different breeding groups that can be maintained on the ranch; whether replacement heifers are sourced from the existing herd or purchased externally; the current market standards (for instance, coat colour); and consideration of a trait index (for instance, high weaning weight with high lean meat yield). Don’t forget good genetics! All that being said, heterosis is not the be-all-end-all fix to any breeding program; simply mating cattle that are genetically distant from one another does not guarantee a large bump in average breed effect. The parents will still need to be of quality genetics to benefit from heterosis. The use of EPDs and genomically enhanced EPDs (gEPDs) within a breed (and even across breeds in the near future) should not be abandoned – low quality cattle cannot be improved using heterosis alone. Further, with the availability of gEPDs and genomic profile tools commercial producers can more confidently predict the outcome of their crosses with the additional benefit of increased fertility and heterosis. But is it worth it? Crossbreeding significantly improves lowly heritable traits that are critical to profitability, including milk production, reproductive fitness, and cow lifetime productivity (this is in contrast to some traits that respond better to direct selection, such as certain carcass traits). In the age of the genome and highly sophisticated testing using DNA it can seem trendy to forget the basics. Heterosis is a simple concept to bump

up production and increase profits for the producer; and it is extremely costeffective. The main ‘cost’ to consider largely falls on the side of management, which, to be frank, can have its challenges. A collaborative project with Alberta Agriculture, Livestock Gentec at the University of Alberta, Teagasc (Ireland), and the Canadian Beef Breeds Council, titled ‘Development and deployment of MBVs/gEPDs for feed efficiency and carcass traits that perform in commercial beef cattle’ aims to reduce these challenges. While it is a four-year project, now after one year, the project has successfully predicted breed composition of crossbred cattle using genomics, and subsequently quantified the value of retained heterozygosity (aka the estimate of a hybrid vigour or heterosis score) of commercial crossbred cattle. The idea behind these initial results is that as retained heterozygosity increases the economic value of the animal increases. That is, for increases in retained heterozygosity, a replacement heifer becomes more valuable over her breeding lifetime on the ranch in terms of improved feed efficiency and improved longevity of health traits and in producing a calf each year; an extra value of more than $1,000 per six calvings, at a cost of less than $50/heifer. Stay tuned for future updates on this project. Bringing back the basics to commercial producers A single breed of cattle cannot excel in all areas of production – every breed has strengths and weaknesses relative to an operation’s production goals and environment. An approach of honest accountability of these constraints coupled with an appropriate breeding plan and a well-defined marketing goal will contribute to a sustainable and profitable breeding system at the commercial level. Crossbreeding is an important component in the strength of the Canadian beef industry as we have variable environments and markets. Therefore, these types of plans should be set in motion with specific goals in mind and with a long term commitment. With continued high feed costs, understanding the benefits of a consistent and wellplanned crossbreeding program offers increased sustainability and profitability for the commercial producer, while providing the market with high quality beef. 47


British Columbia news

The Champion Pen of Bulls on display, a proud moment for the Limousin breed to be crowned Champion Pen Over All Breeds spring is the 28th Annual Peace Country Limousin Breeders Bull Sale in Dawson Creek, BC. It happens on April 4, 2017 in Dawson Creek, BC and is the longest running, all Limousin bull sale in the Province. About 35 bulls will be

The new CLA banner stand looked great on display at the Pen Show in Prince George, BC!

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Hello from the Pacific. British Columbians are enjoying a milder than normal winter with a few cold spells thrown in here and there. Overall, we really can’t complain! Calving is started in some parts of the province so this mild weather is very welcome. A few Limousin happenings to report. Our breed was very well represented at the first annual all breeds BC Bull Congress held in Prince George, BC on January 21st. Angus, Simmental and Limousin were represented, and even though the numbers weren’t huge, the quality sure was! Two Limousin pens were on display from Pinnacle View Limousin and their pen of black Wulfs Zander sons took first place honors! To add to the excitement, it was the lead bull of this pen that took top Individual Bull as well!

on offer this year, yearlings and two year olds, from three different breeders. We would like to extend this invitation to join us in April for this BC Limousin event!

The other major Limousin event that will take place this

Erin Kishkan

Pinnacle View Limousin’s Champion Pen of Bulls at Pen Show in Prince George, BC.


alberta news I hope that calving is going well for everyone that has started and goes well for everyone that has yet to start. It’s nice to see that Mother Nature has finally started to cooperate.

- Sales of bulls could be via auction or private treaty -

1st prize $1000

As a board we have been busy brainstorming different ways to promote the Limousin breed in Alberta. We’d like to introduce to you the “Alberta Limousin Bull Buyer Cash Draw”. Every bull buyer that purchases a registered bull from an ALA member in good standing is eligible for the draw providing the transfer of ownership has been received by the CLA no later than May 1, 2017.

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2nd prize $500

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3rd prize $250

Eligibility: - All buyers of Limousin, Lim-Flex or percentage bulls sold between January 1, 2017 and April 30, 2017

Prizes:

The draw will take place at the annual ALA field day scheduled for June 17, 2017. The field day will be hosted in Claresholm, Alberta. Events will be decided at a later date. Please keep checking our Facebook page and website for updated information. Any 4-Hers with Limousin or Limousin influence cattle please email ablimousin4hawards@gmail.com to register for prizes.

- Every purchase will result in an entry for the draw and is not restricted to Alberta residents

The ALA is also extremely pleased to host the 2017 National Limousin show at Farmfair International. The board is excited to get started on planning this event.

Conditions:

Steve Lingley

- Seller must be an ALA member in good standing

President, Alberta Limousin Association

- Request for transfer of ownership must be received at the CLA office by May 1, 2017

manitoba news Greetings from the Manitoba Limousin Association! Now that Blue Monday is behind us we realize that winter is half-over. Every day now gets us closer to spring. For those who have started to calve, let’s hope this favorable weather continues. December and early January sure were miserable! The Manitoba Limousin Association held their annual meeting on January 3, 2017 in Brandon, MB. I am sure the weather had something to do with the lack of attendance but the board still managed to have a very productive meeting. The board and executive are the same as they were in 2016 with the exception of Darby Cochrane. He has decided to step down due to family obligations. On behalf of the board I would like to thank Darby for all of his support and dedication while serving his many years on the MLA Board.

I would once again like to say Thank You to the sponsors for their support and to the Limousin community for their work to make the National Limousin Show & Sale a success. The big event for the MLA in 2017 is hosting the Canadian Limousin Association Annual Meeting and Canadian Junior Limousin Association Summer Show in Portage La Prairie July 27, 28 and 29, 2017. Your ideas, new concepts and participation would be greatly appreciated as this is a national event. Good luck with calving and bull sales. Bill Campbell President, Manitoba Limousin Association

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saskatchewan news 2016-2017 SLA Board of Directors President: Rhett Jones Vice-President: Eric Martens Secretary: Eric Boon Treasurer: Janet Hale Past President: Kevin Rea Jeff Yorga Jay Bohrson Ryley Bielecki Lee Carpenter Carey Hirschfeld Please join us in Prince Albert, SK for the Saskatchewan Limousin Association Annual General Meeting along with the Limousin show Held in conjunction with the Prince Albert Exhibition Summer Fair Beef Cattle Show • August 2nd-5th, 2017 • Jackpot Shows for Yearling Heifers, Bull Calves, Heifer Calves, Prospect Steer Calves and Finished Steers

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• All Breed Junior Show • Supreme Champions qualify for the Royal Bank Beef Supreme Challenge at CWA! • http://www.paexhibition.com/ • Specific days and times to be determined • Join us in Prince Albert for a great summer show and the AGM! • Watch the SLA Facebook page for updates. SLA FACEBOOK PAGE! • Follow us to stay up to date with SLA happenings www.facebook.com/sasklimoassoc SLA Banner Stands • If you are an SLA member having an event or sale and would like the SLA banner stands please contact Rhett Jones. Eric Boon, Secretary, Saskatchewan Limousin Association


Ontario news Winter in Ontario has had some extreme temperature fluctuations and variable snow fall. We started out in December with some cold weather and most of Ontario had some significant snowfall. I live in South Western Ontario and between Christmas and New Years we lost the foot of snow we had. After a brief mild spell, cold weather returned once again putting some deep frost into the ground and made for nice winter weather. Warmer weather, I guess the January thaw, came and we had 20 days in the middle of January where we had spring like weather and lots of mud. It is bad enough having it in the spring, so I’m not looking forward to going through two mud seasons this year. Hopefully we will get some colder weather for February to help keep the yards cleaner and the cattle healthier. With the milder weather the feed supply has been stretching out a bit as the cattle are not eating as much as normal. With many parts of Ontario so dry last summer and a limited amount of feed stored, this should help out the feed supply. I would say the feeder cattle have had a tougher time putting on weight with the temperature fluctuations. Cattle prices this winter have continued the strengthening we saw in December, which is good news for our feedlot sector. The feedlot industry needs a few good turns of cattle to be profitable as 2016 was a tough year for them.

Ontario Limousin Breeders are gearing up for bull and heifer open houses and Private Treaty Sales. The OLA will continue to promote the Limousin breed here in Ontario through the Ontario Beef Magazine, Beef Farmers of Ontario Annual Meeting and also our website. Ontario breeders are doing a great job promoting the breed. Limousin sired calves will work great crossing with any and all commercial herds and help give commercial breeders an advantage and good prices when they sell their calves. We seem to have a good market in Ontario and demand for Limousin finished cattle. The OLA will be having our annual meeting at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston on Saturday, February 25th. Please come out and be part of the Limousin industry in Ontario. I would like to take this time and thank the OLA board for their dedication and hard work this past year. We have had many successes and will continue to work for the Ontario Limousin enthusiasts. Murray A. Shaw President, Ontario Limousin Association

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Québec news/ Québec Nouvelles LIMOUSIN BULL SALE ST-MARTIN GENETIC TEST STATION (BEAUCE) In operation for its 20th year, the St-Martin genetic test station has literally stood the test of time. In fact, a select group of quality bulls were again offered for sale to our commercial buyers. The Quebec Limousin Association wishes to thank the Limousin breeders who have registered high performing and superior quality bulls in the sale. A very special thanks to our commercial buyers on their purchase of a tested bull, which again illustrates the importance of using proven performing genetics to keep improving their herd’s genetic level. QUEBEC ASSOCIATION AND LIMOUSIN TEST STATION GENERAL ANNUAL MEETING The Quebec Limousin Association invites all members to attend the upcoming general annual meeting. The meeting date, time and location will be circulated to all in a future communication. All details will also be posted on our website at www. limousinquebec.com. We are looking forward in seeing you all present, to express your views and ideas, as this is YOUR association. Thank you in advance for your involvement and dedication to the Limousin breed. Wishing you a successful calving and bull sale season. With our Limousin hospitality, Quebec Limousin Association Diane Joly, Secretary (514) 974-6456

VENTE DE TAUREAUX LIMOUSIN STATION GÉNÉTIQUE DE LA BEAUCE (ST-MARTIN) Pour sa vingtième année d’opération, la Station génétique de la Beauce (St-Martin) a été fidèle à sa réputation. En effet, elle n’a pas déçu les acheteurs en leur offrant des taureaux répondant à leurs attentes. L’Association tient à remercier tous les producteurs de taureaux qui avaient inscrit des animaux dans la vente et souligne leur souci de présenter des sujets toujours plus performants et de grande qualité. Un gros merci également aux acheteurs qui continuent de se procurer des taureaux de station, démontrant de ce fait leur intérêt pour l’amélioration de la génétique et la performance de leur troupeau. ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE DE L’ASSOCIATION et de LA STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN DU QUÉBEC L’Association invite tous ses membres à venir assister à son assemblée générale annuelle. Une convocation sera envoyée à tous vous informant de l’heure, de la date et du lieu de l’assemblée. Vous retrouverez également copie de la convocation sur notre site internet au www.limousinquebec.om. Nous vous attendons en grand nombre car c’est l’occasion de vous exprimer sur vos besoins et vos attentes envers VOTRE association. Nous vous remercions à l’avance de votre participation et implication. Bonne saison de vêlage et bonne vente, Limousinement vôtre, Diane Joly, secrétaire (514) 974-6456

Social news Congratulations Lonny McKague of Red Coat Cattle Station, Ogema, Saskatchewan, who served as President of the Canadian Limousin Association in 1995-1996, has been appointed commissioner of the Canadian Grain Commission by Canadian Minister of Agriculture Lawrence McAulay.

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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 four 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: herd on Whole Herd Enrolment

Based on information submitted by December 1, 2016. 2016 Platinum Elite Herds

5594

HILLVIEW FARMS

STURGEON COUNTY

AB

24174

ALLAN & DOROTHY MARTIN

LISTOWEL

ON

16187

HI-VALLEY LIMOUSIN

100 MILE HOUSE

BC

7429

AMAGLEN LIMOUSIN

DARLINGFORD

MB

15023 HI-WAY LIMOUSIN BETHUNE SK

134389

AMANDA HAMILTON-SEWARD DARLINGFORD

MB

18678

7456

B BAR CATTLE

LUCKY LAKE

SK

140252 LAZY A LIMOUSIN CANDO SK

28756

BENNVILLE FARM

HAGERSVILLE

ON

133748 LAZY A LIMOUSIN CANDO SK

3723

CAMPBELL LAND & CATTLE INC. MINTO

MB

140253 LAZY A LIMOUSIN CANDO SK

136560

CARPENTER CATTLE CO.

SK

135055 LINGLEY LIMOUSIN IRMA AB

ON

26211

LOYAL LINE LIMOUSIN

GODERICH

L&S LIMOUSIN ACRES

KENTON

25558

CLARK CATTLE

HANLEY PORT HOPE

HOLLEE LIMOUSIN

JANETVILLE

8445

JAYMARANDY LIMOUSIN

ROBLIN

MB

4318

26451

JAYMARANDY LIVESTOCK

BEAUSEJOUR

MB

139032

MARTENS LIVESTOCK

5689

J. YORGA FARMS LTD

FLINTOFT

SK

28896

NEW LIFE LIMOUSIN

5370

MARK SUGIMOTO

LETHBRIDGE

AB

4009

NORDAL LIMOUSIN

16772

POSTHAVEN LIMOUSIN

ALMA

ON

140993

NORFOLK CATTLE

23132

R & R ACRES

AIRDRIE

AB

141378

NYK CATTLE COMPANY

5102

SOUTHBRIDGE LIMOUSINS

LETHBRIDGE

AB

4749

PAYNE LIVESTOCK

26513

TOP MEADOW FARMS

CLARKSBURG

ON

19557

PINNACLE VIEW LIMOUSIN

138642

WINDY GABLES LIMOUSIN

WARKWORTH

ON

139907

2016 Gold Elite Herds

ON

MB

TRASBOURG

HANOVER

ON

SIMPSON

SK

ON

SK

TILLSONBURG

ON

DOUGLAS

MB

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

QUESNEL

BC

REVOLUTION CATTLE CO.

HANOVER

ON

5941

RICHMOND RANCH LTD

RUMSEY

AB

6592

AFTER HOURS LIMOUSINS

TARA

ON

14484

ROBERT C. MATTHEWS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

28119

AMANDA MATTHEWS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

3438

RUNNYMEDE FARMS

MATAPEDIA

QC

141157

ARCON CATTLE COMPANY

ALLISTON

ON

28960 RUNAWAY RANCH BENTLEY AB

7912

ARLEY CATTLE CO.

ALLISTON

ON

10103

SHORT GRASS LIMOUSIN

SWIFT CURRENT

SK

91447

BALAMORE FARM LIMITED

GREAT VILLAGE

NS

140577

SKULL CREEK RANCHES

EASTEND

SK

18424

BEE ZEE ACRES

GLENCOE

ON

40325

SPARE TIME LIVESTOCK

OXFORD MILLS

ON

138328

CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY CARLSRUHE

ON

141022

TRUE NORTH LIMOUSIN

SUNDRE

AB

140042 CHASE HIGH AIRDRIE AB

6467

TWIN OAK STABLES

TREHERNE

140934

CROWN HILL ACRES

OMEMEE

ON

20270

VENTURE LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISES CARSTAIRS

10177

D C FARMS

BARRHEAD

AB

29019

WRIGHT WAY LIMOUSIN

133408

DIAMOND C RANCH

PONOKA

AB

138499

ZWAMBAG CATTLE COMPANY GLENCOE

BOISSEVAIN

MB AB

MB

ON

136650 EMILY GIBSON RIPLEY ON

2016 Silver Elite Herds

134157

ERIN KISHKAN

QUESNEL

BC

227593

RIDGE FARMS

OWEN SOUND

ON

13535

EXCEL RANCHES

WESTLOCK

AB

25311

ADELE & SHAUN WALSHBON

ACCORD

AB

139978

FERME SDJ POLLED

LIMONAPIERVILLE

QC

12094

ANCHOR B LIMOUSIN

HANLEY

SK

137929

FORT ELLICE LIMOUSIN

ST-LAZARE

MB

6661

BAR 3R LIMOUSIN

MARENGO

SK

AB

11583

BLUE DIAMOND LIMOUSIN

MCKAY SIDING

NS

NB

8571

BOSS LAKE GENETICS

PARKLAND COUNTY

AB

20365 GIBSON FARMS RIPLEY ON

1848

CAROLE BARCLAY

ERSKINE

140196 HAYSTACK ACRES HARROW ON

139502

CASSIDY MATTHEWS

OLDS

AB

4435

HIGH CATTLE COMPANY

AIRDRIE

AB

140874

COLIN & TESSA VERBEEK

STURGEON COUNTY

AB

1087

HIGHLAND STOCK FARMS

BRAGG CREEK

AB

2413

COMBEST LIMOUSIN FARM

ERSKINE

AB

17863 7928

FOUILLARD LIMOUSIN FRITZ & SANDRA OTHBERG

THORSBY SUMMER FIELD

AB

53


141130

CRINAN FARMS

ON

141224

ASHLEIGH LOWE

FLESHERTON

8056

DALE E. TURNER

WEST LORNE SASKATOON

SK

21934

BEAR CREEK FARM

MOORETOWN

ON

40007

DARLING FARMS

CASTLETON

ON

139717

BENJAMIN MCCORD

FT ST-JOHN

BC

138846

DE JAGER LIMOUSIN CATTLE CO. ROLLING HILLS

AB

133623

BFL CATTLE CO.

GRAND VALLEY

24350

DENISON LIMOUSIN

KINGSTON

ON

135217

BILL ARTHUR

INVERARY

141422

DOUBLE B CATTLE CO.

UNITY

SK

139603

BIT BY BIT FARM

INVERARY

4660

DOUBLE N RANCH

VETERAN

AB

5328

BLUEBERRY FARMS TRUST

FORT ST. JOHN

3617

EDEN MEADOWS FARM

ZEHNER

SK

9720

BOOTHVILLE FARMS

MARKDALE

079

E M TEDFORD & SONS

SK

28253

BRANDON HERTZ

DUCHESS

9473

FERME A.T.J.C.L.A.

ST-HYACINTHE

QC

140093

BRENDAN ROFFEY

MOUNT ALBERT

6432

FERME DES PEUPLIERS SENC

ST-GABRIEL

QC

133371

BRIAN MURPHY

CAROLINE

AB

19192

FERME D.M. SIMARD S.E.N.C.

STE-SOPHIE-DE-LEVRAR QC

137208

BRODIE HUNTER

KENTON

MB

7052

FERME MCDUFF ET FILS SENC

MANSONVILLE

QC

7061

BUCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

DRAYTON VALLEY AB

138198

HAWKEYE LAND AND CATTLE NORWICH

ON

22603

CARLTON TRAIL LIMOUSIN

DUCK LAKE

7383

HOCKRIDGE FARMS

MB

2773

CEDAR PATCH ACRES

LISTOWEL

141396

HOLT N. HAYWOOD

BRAGG CREEK

AB

25367

CHAD HUNT

19197

JEFFREY GUTEK

HENDON

SK

15179

CHERWAY LIMOUSIN

141352

JONATHAN BELL

OWEN SOUND

ON

7990

CINDY & ROBBIE GARNER

SIMPSON

139708

KAITLYN DAVEY

WESTBOURNE

MB

135862

CJC CATTLE COMPANY

CARP

27531

KASH FARMS

VALLEYVIEW

AB

139803

COLBY JAMES GERALD

LABIUKKITSCOTY

AB

135117

MITCHELL FARMS

VIRDEN

MB

9267

CORAD FARMS

AKENHAM,

ON

138764

NEW FRONTIER LIMOUSIN

AILSA CRAIG

ON

27292

CORY & GLENNA HUNT

PAKENHAM

10518

NOR-ALTA LIMOUSIN

KINUSO

AB

140857

CREEK SIDE FARMS

139423

NORTH PLAINS LIMOUSIN

BETHUNE

SK

133832

CRESTHILL CATTLE CO.

1756

NORTH SLOPE FARMS INC.

BAWLF

AB

141257

C W VALLEY FARM

7390

PINE CREEK LIMOUSIN

KENTON

MB

137807

DANA CARPENTER

6156

RICKY BARCLAY

ERSKINE

AB

8530

DAVID HAGEL

141177

RILEY BOHRSON

HANLEY

SK

15475

DAWN VALLEY CATTLE CO

GUNN

AB

28135

RIVERSTONE CATTLE COMPANY OLDS

AB

138884

DENVER CASSIDY

TWEED

ON

23785

ROCK CREEK LIMOUSIN

RENFREW

ON

5615

DIAMOND T LIMOUSIN

141388

ROCKY RIDGE LIMOUSIN

WINFIELD

AB

137209

DILLON HUNTER

20356

SPRING ROCK FARMS

HAGERSVILLE

ON

3039

DOUBLE D FARMS LTD.

WATERLOO

1083

STEWART FARMING LTD

STETTLER

AB

8518

DRY CREEK RANCH

CECIL LAKE

6168

STONEYVIEW FARM

LOCKWOOD

SK

139286

DRY CREEK RANCH

CECIL LAKE

5493 TERRY BARCLAY ERSKINE AB

139287

DRY CREEK RANCH

CECIL LAKE

5327

TRIPLE D FARM ENTERPRISE

THORNDALE

ON

140264

DRY CREEK RANCH

CECIL LAKE

140581

TRIPLE HERD LIMOUSIN

BENTLEY

AB

140838

EAST COAST LIMOUSIN

7668

YOUNG LIMO FARMS

ENNISMORE

ON

5792

EDWARDS LIMOUSIN

141090

ELEVAGES DENCY

STE-ANNE DU SAULT QC

STETTLER

AB

15643

ELIAN LIMOUSIN

ARELEE

ON

27889

ELM GROVE LIMOUSIN

ELORA

ESTEVAN

DAUPHIN

2016 Bronze Elite Herds

54

141796

777 CATTLE LTD.

6847

ALBERTVIEW LIMOUSIN FARMS MOUNT ALBERT

ON AB

ON

SK ON ON

MB

SK

ON

ON

ON

CABRI

KENTON

AB

ON

HANLEY

SK

SK

MB

KENTON

MB ON

BC

BC

BC BC

GREAT VILLAGE

CRAIK

EMPIRE LIMOUSIN

25285

ALEXIS BARR

VERMILION

AB

29018

FERMES BLB S.E.N.C.

24738

ALLAN & LORRIE MATTIE

MIRROR

AB

25391

FERME TI-NOEL

8829

ALLEN R. DOUGLAS

PETROLIA

ON

139654

FRANCISCO FARMS

7716

ALTABARR FARMS

VERMILION

AB

29253

GERARD CLAIR

1452

ANDREW RANCHES

YOUNGSTOWN

AB

23329

GERRY VILLENEAU

141671

ANDREW RANCHING LTD.

TILLEY

AB

6028

GLEN IRVINE

139920

ANGUS SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

1577

GOOD LIMOUSIN RANCH LTD

CARSTAIRS

139987

ANNAMARIE & ELISABET STUDER CLIFFORD

ON

140807

GRANT LIVESTOCK COMPANY

MARKDALE

13962

ANNE DYCK

SK

SWIFT CURRENT

BC

INVERARY

9640

ON

PROVOST

ON

ON

ATWOOD

MELBOURNE

ON

SANFORD

ALEXANDER DAVENPORT

PAKENHAM

24190

ON

SK

BLUFFTON DANVILLE

ON

AB

QC

MACAMIC

ERAMOSA

NS SK

QC

ON

ELGIN

KELLIHER

ON SK

SMITHS FALLS

ON AB

ON


55

SK

18299

NORMAND GARNEAU

ON

140006

NORTHERN LIGHTS LIMOUSIN WILLINGDON

AB

ON

10402

NORTH SLOPE FARMS

AB

AB

21825

OAK RIDGE LIMOUSIN

SK

23096

ORBIT VALLEY LIMOUSIN

SK

138675

PEPINIERE JANELLE & FILS INC. ST-GERMAIN GRANTHAM QC

SK

8556

PINCH HILL LIMOUSIN

STITTSVILLE

AB

16891

PINE HAVEN FARM

CARP

AB

139275

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

133399

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

ON

140732

PLAINS LIMOUSIN

WAINWRIGHT

AB

AB

16948

PRAIRIE PRIDE STOCK FARM

VEGREVILLE

AB

AB

136050

PRESTON ACRES LIMOUSIN

PONTYPOOL

ON

ROSE VALLEY

SK

LUCKNOW

ON

3526

GREENWOOD LIMOUSIN

LLOYDMINSTER

13747

G.SMART & T. ALEXANDER

MEAFORD

141544

HABSBURG FARM

CURRAN

3880

HANSEN’S LIMOUSIN

139826

HEWSON LAND & CATTLE

CUTKNIFE

7343

HEWSON LIMOUSIN

LASHBURN

7577

HIGHWAY LIMOUSIN

PARKBEG

28892

HOCHHAUSEN LIVESTOCK ENT. EDMONTON

138272

HORIZON LIMOUSIN

ROCKYVIEW

2854

IMPERIAL RANCH LTD.

STETTLER

ENTWISTLE

GUELPH

CZAR

QC

MORDEN

MB

INVERARY

ON ON

ON

AB

JADE LIMOUSIN

13868

JAMES & WANDA LABIUK

27193

JANELLE E. LABIUK

138772

JAXON PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

18741

QUALLY-T LIMOUSIN

28338

JAY-DEAN & TODD SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

137792

RAIL LINE FARMS

138531

JAYDEN PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

138623

RAILWAY CREEK FARMS

MADOC

ON

‘139925

JULES SMYTH

ROBLIN

MB

6102

RAYMOND & KATHLEEN SMART MEAFORD

ON

141441

JUSTIN MCCORD

FORT ST-JOHN

BC

140672

RCN LIVESTOCK

PARADISE HILL

SK

138538

KAREN & BETHANY STOREY

NAPANEE

ON

138312

RED MAPLE FARMS

ORONO

ON

141427

KEILER CHERRY

LLOYDMINTER

AB

133337

RED WING CATTLE COMPANY ARNPRIOR

ON

13561

KEN-DOC LIMOUSIN

SASKATOON

SK

12135

RICHARD PLANTE

ST-BARTHELEMY

QC

139608

KEVLON LAND & CATTLE

TABER

AB

13865

RILLA HUNTER

KENTON

MB

136586

KODY ROWE

WORSLEY

AB

140961

RIVER PINE CATTLE CO.

VITA

MB

7200

KOYLE FARMS

IONA STATION

ON

136441

ROARING RIVER LIMOUSIN

SWAN RIVER

MB

AB

139240

ROCKY VIEW LIVESTOCK

ROCKY VIEW

AB

BC

141610

ROMAIN-BERTHELOT

MARIA

QC

SK

141315

SAMANTHA KENNEDY

OMEMEE

ON

AB

16455

SCOTT BARR

VERMILION

AB

ON

5497

SCOTT & JACQUELINE PAYNE

LLOYDMINSTER

SK

SELBY

ON

MEAFORD

ON

BOUCHETTE

135779

KITSCOTY KITSCOTY

133412

KRISTINE PAUL-BARCLAY

ERSKINE

KURT & ERIN ROSSMANN

QUESNEL

133940

LAIRD EDWARDS

CRAIK

8192

LAKE ROAD LIMOUSIN

135971

WORSLEY DURHAM

139604

LAKESIDE FARMS

8577

LAKESIDE LIMOUSIN

YELLOW HEAD COUNTY AB

134362

SELBY GENETICS

21130

LANARK LIMOUSIN

LANARK

ON

4847

SMART LIMOUSIN

141613

LAURAL LIMOUSIN

FERGUS

ON

140361

SQUIRREL CREEK LIMOUSIN

MACGREGOR

MB

STONERIDGE MEADOW

ORO-MEDONTE

ON

PICTON

ON

4697

LAURKEL LIMOUSIN

PRINCE GEORGE

BC

8310

13116

LAZY S LIMOUSIN

RIMBEY

AB

139052

SUNSET FARMS

24678

LAZY T BAR RANCH

BAY TREE

AB

140925

SYMENS LAND & CATTLE

CLARESHOLM

AB

11704

LESLIE & DEB FALCONER

CLINTON

ON

140916

SYMENS LAND & CATTLE CO.

CLARESHOLM

AB

135305

LG LIMOUSIN

VIRDEN

MB

141666

TGJ CATTLE CO.

SINCLAIR

MB

23029

LOST POINT LIMOUSIN

GIBBONS

AB

10112

THREE WAY LIMOUSINS

LAKE FRANCIS

MB

13421

L. & S. CRAIG & FAMILY

PE

138282

TIM DAVEY

WESTBOURNE

MB

141197

MADISON FARMS

NORTH AUGUSTA

ON

27452

TOP OF THE HILL FARM

SOUTHHAMPTON

NS

5250

MAPLEHURST FARMS

WESTBOURNE

MB

16151

TRIPLE A FARMS

CARLETON PLACE

ON

18659

MCNEIL LIMOUSIN

ST-MARC FIGURY

QC

12144

TRIPLE R LIMOUSIN

MACGREGOR

MB

4384

MERLIN J. REDMOND

HARTINGTON

ON

27413

VERBEEK’S LIMOLEAN FARM

STURGEON COUNTY AB

23229

MERV & DIANE SPRINGER

FOAM LAKE

SK

139564

VYKKI JOHNS

RIMBEY

AB

139716

MICHEALA MCCORD

FT ST-JOHN

BC

29272

WAGNER LIVESTOCK

CHERHILL

AB

9694

M & M RANCH

QUESNEL

BC

15864

WILLOWCREST LIMOUSINS

LAC LA BICHE

AB

133596

MURPHY RANCH

AB

138381

YVES TREMBLAY

ST-CHRYSOSTOME

QC

25630

NORTH TYRON

ALTARIO

NEIL BROWN

LITTLE BRITAIN

140446

NITH VALLEY LIMOUSIN

AIRDRIE

27495

NOBLE LIMOUSIN

ST-BASILE DE PORTNEU QC

ON AB

139362 ZACKARY A BINTZ KITSCOTY AB 26375

ZAMORA RANCH

ROCK CREEK

BC


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 Elite designation, are eligible.

Must have raised at least 4 registered calves in the last 6 consecutive years. If the female raised 6 registered calves in 6 years, she receives 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 2016 designated Elite Dams: Owners

Elite Dam

Bar 3R Limousin, Marengo, SK Bee Zee Acres, Glencoe, ON Clark Cattle, Port Hope, ON Fritz & Sandra Othberg, Summer Field, NB

Bar 3R Yacketty Yak

MLY 139S CDC 100W

Othbergs Xcell

FFP 14X

Ken-Doc Sweet Pea

KGS 2S

Murphy’s 39X

Pinnacle View Limousin, Quesnel, BC R & R Acres, Airdrie, AB

DKC Wild Lavender

Tattoo

ZKR 51Y

Belldoon Dawson 139S

Ken-Doc Limousin, Saskatoon, SK Murphy Ranch, Altario, AB

TMF Miss 2X

FCM 39X

TMF 2X

R & R Milkmaid 9X

RLF 409W

Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON

RLF 409W

RLF 409W

Rail Line Farms, Lucknow, ON

TMF 708T

TMF 708T

Richmond Ranch Ltd., Rumsey, AB

Richmond Yuki SRD 36Y

Top Meadows Farms, Clarksburg, ON

TMF Miss 122U

Top Meadows Farms, Clarksburg, ON

TMF Miss 721W

Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON

SRD 36Y

TMF 122U

TMF 525T

TMF 721W

TMF 525T

Congratulation to the 2016 designated Super Elite Dams: Owners B Bar Cattle, Lucky Lake, SK

Elite Dam

Bennville Farm, Hagersville, ON

B Bar Whiskey Girl

Tattoo

BEA 118W

Bennville K Pina Colada

AFA 25P

Clark Cattle, Port Hope, ON

Wulfs Usheila 8283U

FI 8283U

Excel Ranches, Westlock, AB

Excel Polled Wishful

XLR 917W

Top Meadow Farms, Clarksburg, ON

TMF 525T

TMF 525T

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2017 Winter sales THe roYAL eLITe ALL BreeDS SALe November 5, 2016 Toronto, oN

Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. 50.5 LIve LoTS GroSSeD $293,150.00 AND AverAGeD $5,804.95 ToTAL SALe GroSS $389,650.00 .5 INTereST LImouSIN BuLL CALF AverAGeD $17,000.00 2 LImouSIN HeIFer CALveS AverAGeD $4,000.00 LImouSIN HIGH SeLLerS: Lot 58 – Bull Calf, Hollee’s Dukes of Hazzard sired by maryvale Federa 0067F ½ interest, full possession was purchased by Arrowhead Limousin, oN and the Dukes of Hazzard Group for $17,000.00 Lot 59 – Heifer Calf, Hollee’s Dixie Chick sired by Hollees Yucatan was purchased by Chaffe Farms, oN for $4,250.00

ForGeD IN FIre eLITe FemALe SALe

December 2, 2016 olds, AB Auctioneer: ryan Dorran, Dorran marketing Inc. Sale management: Bohrson marketing 31 LoTS GroSSeD $92,650.00 AND AverAGeD $2,988.71 LImouSIN HIGH SeLLer: Lot 13 – riverstone Daphne sired by PBrS 382Z sold to Boss Lake Genetics for $7,500.00

CoLourS oF AuTumN LImouSIN SALe December 3, 2016 Cookstown, oN

Auctioneer: Carl Wright Sale management: Indian river Cattle Company 59 LoTS GroSSeD $243,950.00 AND AverAGeD $4,691.00 7 emBrYo LoTS GroSSeD $19,000.00 AND AverAGeD $678.57/emBrYo 1 SemeN LoT GroSSeD $28,000.00 For 27 PACKS 1 PICK oF THe CALF CroP GroSSeD $7,500.00

Lot 3 – Clarks Career Girl sired by Wulfs Xclusive 2458X sold to Kyle Smith, NY for $10,200 Lot 34 – New Life Duty Free sired by Ivy’s Bubba Watson HTZ24B sold to Bee Zee Acres for $8,250

5TH ANNuAL WeSTerN SeLeCT LImouSIN SALe December 7, 2016 Lloydminster, SK

Auctioneer: ryan Dorran, Dorran marketing Inc. Sale management: Bohrson marketing 35 LoTS GroSSeD $205,900.00 AND AverAGeD $6,239.00 HIGH SeLLerS: Herdsire Prospect Lot 1 – Greenwood Curve Ball sired by eXLr Total Impact 054T sold to Highland Stock Farms for $50,000.00 Australian semen rights – La valla Limousin & mcAlpin Livestock. Proven Female Lot 2 – DC Abrakadabra 103A sired by King Wulf N523X sold to Hewson Land & Cattle for $6,250.00 Bred Heifer Lot 25 – Greenwood miss PYN 27C sired by Greenwood Pld Zeppelin sold to Canadian Donors for $16,000.00 open Heifer Lot 33 – Greenwood Dark Cherry sired by FL PLD olympus Touch sold to Windy Gables Limousin for $4,500.00 Lot 34 – Greenwood Digger BWP 99D sired by rPY Paynes Derby 46Z sold to Windy Gables Limousin for $4,500.00

NeW YeAr’S reSoLuTIoN FroZeN GeNeTICS SALe voLume 5 December 31, 2016 olds, AB Auctioneer: ryan Dorran, Dorran marketing Inc. Sale management: Bohrson marketing LImouSIN emBrYoS AverAGeD $1,569.00 LImouSIN SemeN AverAGeD $114.00

HIGH SeLLerS: Lot 31 – Balamore Bentley 407B sired by TmF Westwood 505W sold to Clark Cattle for $10,250.00

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Breeder Section BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

Fouillard Limousin

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

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

southbridgelimousin@theboss.net

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

ALBERTA

HARVEY & DONNA CADIEUX

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

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

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

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

Mark Sugimoto & Family

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


Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

SASKATCHEWAN

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

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

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

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

MANITOBA

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

www.jaymarandy.com

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

Stan & Pat

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

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

Lazy A Limousin t he HIR SC HFELD f ami l y Brent

Carey

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

Steven

Brittany

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

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

ONTARIO

Arcon Cattle Company

Arley Cattle Company

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Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

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

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

Kym and Carole Anthony - Owners Mike Geddes - General Manager Farm Office: 519 599 6776 Farm Fax: 519 599 1079 Mike Geddes cell: 519 375 6230 Mike Geddes - email: mike@topmeadowfarms.com Darrell Saunders - email: dsaunders@topmeadowfarms.com Visit our website at:

WWW.TOPMEADOWFARMS.COM

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

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

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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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


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

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

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

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Advertisiers Index Amaglen Limousin 23 Anchor B Limousin 6, 7 Andrew Ranches Limousin 14 Arcon Cattle Company 59 Arley Cattle Company 59 ArrowQuip 29

Hockridge Farms 59 Hollee Limousin 12 Hudson Limousin 58

B Bar Cattle 6, 7 Balamore Farm Ltd. 25 Bar 3R Limousin 27, 59 Bar-Dale Limousin 58 Bee Zee Acres 24, 60 Bova-Tech Ltd. 61 Bow Valley Genetics 61

Karwandy Limousin 59 Ken-Doc Limousin 16

Campbell Limousin 24 Carpenter Cattle Co. 6, 7 Cherway Limousin 59 Cochrane Stock Farms 59 Combest Limousin Farm 58 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 61 DC Farms 14 de Jager Limousin Cattle Co. 51, 58 Diamond C Ranch 10, 58 Eden Meadows Farm 2 Edwards Limousin 16, 17 Excel Ranches 12 Fort Ellice Limousin 59 Fouillard Limousin 58 Gardiner Limousin 60 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 61 Greenwood Limousin & Angus 11 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. 48 Hansen’s Limousin 58 Haystack Acres 60 Hi Way Limousin 59 High Cattle Company 15 Highland Stock Farm 5 Hillside Farm 60 Hillview Farms 22, 58 Hi-Valley Limousin 22, 58

J Yorga Farms IBC Jaymarandy Limousin 59

Lazy A Limousin 59 Lisle Limousin 60 Martens Livestock 30 Maverick Metal 42 Payne Livestock 13, BC Pine Haven Farm 60 Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 58 Poley, Chris 61 Poplar View Stock Farm 59 Posthaven Limousin 60 Qually-T Limousin 30 Rail Line Farms 31 Red Coat Cattle Station 59 Richmond Ranch 8, 9, 58 Riverstone Cattle Company IFC Rocky View Livestock 58 Short Grass Limousin 30 Skeels, Dan 61 Smart Limousin 60 Southbridge Limousin 58 Stewart Limousin 33, 58 Stockmens Insurance 61 Stoneyview Limousin 16 Team Auction Sales 61 Top Meadow Farms 60 Triple “R” Limousin 60 Willowcrest Limousin 58 Windy Gables Limousin 3, 60 63


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February

16 Nordal Limousin and Angus Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK 18 Bull Auction at the Station d’épreuves de St-Martin, Beauce, QC 18-19 Crossroads Beef Expo, Oyen, AB 27 JYF Annual Production Sale, Flintoft, SK

March

4 Hillview Farms Bull Sale, Morinville, AB 9 Excel Ranches “Excellence” Sale, Westlock, AB 10 Richmond Ranch Grass Country Bull & Female Sale, Rumsey, AB 11 Hollee Limousin Open House at the farm, Blackstock, ON 13 Diamond C Ranch 16th Annual Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB 14 7th Annual de Jager Limousin Bull Sale with guest Andrew Ranches, Brooks, AB 16 Bar 3R Limousin Bull Sale, Oyen, AB 17 Anchor B/B Bar/Carpenter 16th Annual Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK 17 Symens Land & Cattle Bull Sale, Claresholm, AB 18 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK 18 Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale, Bragg Creek, AB 18-19 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic, Medicine Hat, AB 20 Northwest Bull Sale, North Battleford, SK 24 Prairie Gold Bull Sale, Saskatoon, SK 25 Lazy S Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB 25 5th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, Truro, NS 26 Campbell Limousin Home Grown Bull Sale at the farm, Minto, MB 27 Riverstone Cattle Company Bull Sale, Olds, AB

April 1 1 1 4 4 8 17

Manitoba Bull Test Station Bull Sale, Douglas, MB Smart Limousin Open House & Private Treaty Sale, Meaford, ON “The Starting Lineup” Private Treaty Sale at After Hours Limousin, Keady, ON The Western Gateway Bull And Female Sale Jaymarandy and Guests, St. Rose Du Lac, MB Peace Country Limousin Bull Sale, Dawson Creek, BC 6th Annual Windy Gables Open House & Private Treaty Bull & Heifer Sale, Warkworth, ON Bee Zee Acres 3rd Annual Open House Bull & Heifer Private Treaty Sale, Glencoe, ON

June

27-30

July

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August 11

10th Annual T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK

15th Annual National Junior Limousin Impact Show, Portage La Prairie, MB

The Cattle Call Sale, Bragg Creek, AB

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At The Ranch, Flintoft, Saskatchewan Check out our web site for the online catalogue and videos

65 Two year old & Long yearling bulls sell

JYF 3C

JYF 28C

JYF 35C

JYF 36C

JYF 46C

JYF 81C

JYF 111C

JYF 113C

JYF 120C

JYF 127C

JYF 514C

JYF 519C

JYF 23C

JYF 539C

JYF 544C

JYF 6C

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

Jeffrey Yorga (H) 306-531-5717 (jeffyorga@yahoo.ca Box 14, Flintoft, SK S0H 1R0


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COLE Architect 08A X EMF Polled Zill 2016 National Grand Champion Bull A bull with a very easy going nature and impressive performance, unique red pedigree- use him or chase his progeny! 10 straws $1000 20 Straws $1500 Owned with Arcon Cattle Co.

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COLE ARCHITECT 08A (Homo Polled) MRL X-rated 014X X COLE Miss Lodestar 826U 2016 Show Sire of the year with his first calf crop Use him for moderate birth weights, huge performance & calm temperaments Phenomenal numbers check them out! Limited semen availability 10 Straws $ 2000 Canadian Semen rights owned by Payne Livestock RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z (Homo Polled) Undefeated & Show Bull of the year 2013 & 2014 Show Sire of the year 2015 KAJO Responder 120R X IVY’s Polled Princess Have you checked his daughters out! 10 straws $1000 Owned with Highland Stock Farms

Rather Than Jumping on Every Band Wagon that Comes Along, Choose Sires That Will Improve Your Calf Crop! ese Quality Sires Contact: To Take Advantage Of Th


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