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We are thrilled to introduce our newest herdsire...

Sire: Wulf’s Yankee Dam: Wulf’s Shooting Star (Pure Power)

Homozygous Polled, Heterozygous Black • Top 10% for WW, MK, TM & REA BW 4.3 WW 81 YW 109 MK 34 TM 74 SC 0.90 DOC 28 YG -0.28 CW 38 REA 0.81 MB -0.03 FT -0.03

OWNED WITH: Wulf Cattle

CANADIAN SEMEN WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THIS SPRING. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. 10 DOSES FOR $750.

Reserve Champion Bull RAWF • Class winner NWSS 2018 • Member of Wulf’s 2017 NWSS Pen of bulls where he scanned a 21” Rib eye! COMMAND HAS INCREDIBLE LENGTH OF BODY AND A STRONG SKELETON WITH LOTS OF BONE AND A BIG FOOT. HE HAS A TIGHT SKULL WITH A BEAUTIFUL FRONT END THAT COMES OUT OF A NICE CLEAN SHOULDER. COMMAND COMES FROM SOME OF WULF’S MOST POWERFUL AND PREDICTABLE GENETIC POWER HOUSES AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO USE HIM THIS BREEDING SEASON.

We will have yearling and two year old bulls available for sale in the 29th Annual Peace Country Limousin Bull Sale. Please note the NEW DATE for the Peace Country Sale: SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018 at VJV Dawson Creek, BC. There will also be 50+ select quality replacement heifers available at this years Peace Country Limousin Bull Sale. Please call for a catalogue or more information and check out our Facebook page and website for all the bull info and sale details. Watch for more information about our next Open House on September 8, 2018! The Swaans & Kishkans | Rob: 250-991-8229 | Erin: 250-991-6654 | Quesnel, BC | kishkan@quesnelbc.com

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Heifer Bull

Heifer Bull

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tMF westwood X top MeAdow 163M

Join us for our

7th ! open House & ual Ann pRivAte tReAty

Bull & HeiFeR sAle - at the farm -

april 14, 2018 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Come and see our consignments to The Fully Loaded Limousin Bull Sale March 24, 2018 Cookstown

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Genetics By tMF Redwood 322A, wulFs Apostle, B BAR titAniuM, cAnAdiAn iMpAct

Bryce & NathaN alleN

rr 4, Box 189, Warkworth, ON K0K 3K0 Ph: 705-924-2583 / Nathan’s cell: 705-761-9426 Fax: 705-924-3385 brycea@alleninsurance.ca nathana@alleninsurance.ca

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CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW GREAT VILLAGE, NOVA SCOTIA

Contents

Winter 2018 • Vol. 14 No. 1

AUGUST 1-4, 2018

Official publication of the Canadian Limousin Association

JOIN US FOR 4 DAYS OF COMPETITION, FUN AND LIMOUSIN CATTLE

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F FEATURES EATURES

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SHOWMANSHIP CONFORMATION TEAM FITTING DEPARTMENTS ORAL MARKETING 16 CLA Office Update - English JUDGING

19 2017 CLA Year In Review

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CLA Office Update - French

26 Future of the Breed - Lazy H Limousin

WELCOME! 34 ARE CJLA News

JUNIORS 18 NEW CLA President’s Report

30 Livestock Gentec - Taking The Bull Out

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CCA President’s Report

MORE 49 A INFO Breeder’sONLINE: Veterinary Perspective WWW.LIMOUSIN.COM/JUNIORS/CJLA-IMPACT-SHOW/ Provincial News 37 Ontario Commercial Limousin Tour Recap Of Bull Season

40 New BOLT Genetic Evaluation System

50 British Columbia News FACEBOOK.COM/CANADIANJUNIORLIMOUSINASSOCIATION/

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Alberta News

42 Masterfeeds Beef Newsletter

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Saskatchewan News

44 Canfax Market Summary

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Manitoba News

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Ontario News

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Maritime News

46 2017 Elite Limousin Herds 56 Full Breach Births

SHOW & SALES

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Quebec News - English

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Quebec News - French

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Social News

33 2018 Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show

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

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1 5 T H A N N U A L B U L L S A L E AT T H E R A N C H , B R A G G C R E E K , A B

March 17, 2018 at 1pm HOMO BLACK » HOMO POLLED

BLACK » HOMO POLLED

yearling

HIGHLAND ELEMENT 12E sire RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z dam HIGHLAND BIANCA 8B

yearling

HIGHLAND EMBLEM 52E sire RPY PAYNES DERBY 46Z dam HIGHLAND BROOKE

yearling

HIGHLAND EVERGLADE 17E sire LIMOLYN CAESAR dam HIGHLAND CHAMPAGNE

» HOMO » HOMO BLACK LIMFLEX POLLED POLLED

PUREBRED ANGUS

RED » HOMO POLLED

NEW THIS YEAR

heifer

yearling

yearling

H RAGE 11E sire REMITALL F RAGE 9A dam HENDERSON GRACE 34’12

RED » HOMO POLLED

HIGHLAND EL PASO 707E sire HIGHLAND BOSTON dam LIMOLYN BANJI

HIGHLAND ESTER 42E sire LIMOLYN CAESAR dam HIGHLAND CHER

HEIFERS SELL!

All but three bulls are Homo polled and all ten heifers are Homo Polled!

Bid live online with DLMS.CA 587.377.1580

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

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Featuring Limousin, LimFlex & Angus...

XLR 16E :: Sire—Amazing Bull

XLR 46D :: Sire– Hollee’s Avalanche

XLR 9E :: Sire—Windy Hill Zeppelin

...2YR Olds, Yearlings & Open Heifers

Open Heifer XLR 722E :: Sire—Canadian Impact

XLR 23E :: Sire—Marksman

XLR 17E :: Sire—Billy The Kid

50 Lots

XLR 32E:: Sire—Excel Polled Barn Burner

The Miller Family RR1 Site 1 Box5 Westlock Ab T7P 2N9 www.excelranches.com facebook.com/excelranches

Cody: 780-349-0644 codymiller8@gmail.com Contact Cody for a Catalog

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It’s all about

We are proud to have developed bulls accepted by critical commercial cattlemen, prominent limousin breeders and astute show ring judges!

ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Delaney and Deanna Boon 306.858.7609 ddboon@sasktel.net

Eric and Terra Boon

306.280.8795 bbarcattleco@gmail.com

Box 181 :: Lucky Lake, SK :: S0L 1Z0 306.858.2130 www.bbarcattle.com www.facebook.com/bbarlimousinc.om 7

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LIMOUSIN LIMFLEX BLACK ANGUS RED ANGUS

RICHMOND ZODIAC SRD 29Z RICHMOND ATHENA SRD 43A

Richmond

Elvis

Richmond Ranch

RICHMOND ZODIAC SRD 29Z

SRD 58E

BULL AND FEMALE SALE at the Ranch, Rumsey, AB on March 9, 2018

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Source 151 Lots Selling!

Your Herd Bull

Featuring an elite offering of Limousin, Black Angus, & Red Angus Genetics

SRD 79D

SRD 185D

SRD 113D

SRD 230D

SRD 264D

SRD 84D

SRD 158D

SRD 218D

SRD 196D

Sale Managed By:

SRD 253D

SRD 224D

The Richmond Family Jim & Stephanie 403-323-8433 403 368 2013

Tiffany 403-740-3748 tiffany@richmondranch.com

Samantha & Brandon, & Cole 403-741-7262

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Put A Diamond In Your Herd AT THE 17TH ANNUAL DIAMOND

C RANCH BULL SALE

MARCH 12, 2018 - Ponoka, AB

45 Red & Black Limousin Sell

Django NSC 68D Sire: Diamond C Zepplin

Dirty Deeds NSC 56D Sire: Diamond C Zepplin

Even Flow Sire: Sirloin Candid

NSC 51E

Elvis NSC 17E Sire: Braveheart

View the catalogue on www.diamondcranchlimousin.com Call if you would like a catalogue

Neil & Sherry, Braeden & Annie Christiansen

DIAMOND C RANCH

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Check out the Bull Pen! A sample of our Limousin & Angus bulls available by Private Treaty. Plan a tour and see them and their penmates for your next herdsire! Owned by Boulder Land and Cattle, ON

Owned by Windy Gables Limousin, ON

PYN 704E

JSP 51E

PYN 60E

PYN 703E

JSP 48E

PYN 705E

PYN 708E

PYN 75E

PYN 86E

JJP 54E

JJP 6E

JJP 22E

Scott, Jackie, Jayden & Jaxon Payne

Box 159, Lloydminster, SK S9V 0Y1 h: 306-825-4328 c: 780-870-8184 Jay: 306-821-2260 Jax: 306-830-0456 greenwoodlimo@mcsnet.ca 11

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By Private Treaty DC Easy Rider 14E SIRE

B BAR COGNAC

DC El Dorado 34E SIRE

B BAR COGNAC

SIRE

DC Evinrude 56E

WULFS AMAZING BULL T341A

PLUS MORE PUREBRED LIMOUSIN & LIM-FLEX BULLS SIRED BY:

• CARPENTER’S EASTWIND • WULF’S AMAZING BULL • REMITALL CABARET

• B BAR COGNAC • RPY PAYNE’S DERBY

DC Eight Ball 106E

SIRE

CARPENTERS EASTWIND 5B

FULL DETAILS AVAILABLE ONLINE:

www.dcfarms.ca

CALL OR TEXT FOR MORE INFORMATION DOUG 780-674-7494 | CARRIANN 780-674-7063

PUREBRED LIMOUSIN & LIM-FLEX CATTLE THE JOHNSON FA MILY | BARRHE AD, ALBERTA FB . ME/D CFARMSBARRHE AD

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Amaglen Eastwood

HNH 10E

Amaglen Everest

HNH 4E

AJH 3E

Amaglen Esquire

Amaglen Eldorado

Amaglen Epic

Amaglen Earnhardt

Half brother to the thickest bull we ever raised. He has excellent EPDs to match his phenotype – he’s the whole package! Double Polled and Red. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1065 lbs BW: 81 lbs ADG: 4.38 lbs | WDA: 3.25 lbs WW: 681 lbs DOB: February 2, 2017 BW: 2.5 WW: 68 YW: 98 MILK: 27 SC: 0.75 Doc: 25

Remember cows are for sale. Mothers of these bulls included!

lot 207

Lot 206

Lot 205 Amaglen Canadian Sunrise X HNH 9S (Valley General Paton)

HNH 62e

Lot 204 Wulfs Xpotential X HNH 28X (Planet Hollywood) Outcross pedigree and in the top 10% of the breed for yearling weight. He is as long as a cold winter night and structure to carry him. Polled and Red. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1170 lbs BW: 96 lbs ADG: 4.46 lbs | WDA: 3.42 lbs WW: 774 lbs DOB: January 19, 2017 BW: 4.6 WW: 74 YW: 116 MILK: 24 SC: 0.65 Doc: 22

HNH 31e

Lot 203 CAM Poll Aristocrat X HNH 43A (DLVL Walker) Comes from a 6th generation foundation female in our herd – generations of performance. He is a straight topped, stout made bull. Double Polled and Red. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1148 lbs BW: 83 lbs ADG: 4.71 lbs | WDA: 3.30 lbs WW: 699 lbs DOB: January 13, 2017 BW: 1.5 WW: 55 YW: 85 MILK: 33 SC: 0.24 Doc: 27

HNH 30E

Lot 202 CAM Poll Aristocrat X AJH 24A (Amaglen Red Realtor) Tag #3 calf in 2017 and his dam delivered the #3 calf in 2018 – fertility and performance. High milking cow family. Long bodied, deep, muscled and docile. Double Polled and Red. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1127 lbs BW: 83 lbs ADG: 4.71 lbs | WDA: 3.22 lbs WW: 721 lbs DOB: January 11, 2017 BW: 3.0 WW: 64 YW: 94 MILK: 28 SC: 0.50 Doc: 29

Amaglen Curious George X HNH 14Z (Amaglen Undercover Man) Amaglen Curious George X HNH 57Z (Amaglen Undercover Man)

Gaining over five pounds a day! If you get paid by the pound, this is the guy! Double Polled and Double Black. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1164 lbs BW: 87 lbs ADG: 5.02 lbs | WDA: 3.55 lbs WW: 725 lbs DOB: February 2, 2017 BW: 2.8 WW: 71 YW: 89 MILK: 32 SC: 0.97 Doc: 19

Ranked #1 in herd for ADJ WW. Great numbers and SC measured large at weaning. Straight topped, smooth and sweet attitude. Double Polled and Red. 365 day weight (Dec 27): 1048 lbs BW: 83 lbs ADG: 3.98 lbs | WDA: 3.37 lbs WW: 689 lbs DOB: February 19, 2017 BW: 2.0 WW: 70 YW: 90 MILK: 33 SC: 0.88 Doc: 23

We are also offering similar bulls at the ranch by private treaty!

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Hitting Consistant Home Runs___

Stoneyview Alabama les ma fema a b la A e Th be g out to are turnin roducers. tp excellen

Nordal Blacksmith

Sons Sell in the Prairie Gold Sale

2 Year Old & Yearling Limousin Bulls Sell

Prairie Gold Limousin Bull Sale___ March 23, 2018 - Saskatoon, SK

Stoneyview Farms Bob Turner: 306-621-3595 Dale Turner: 306-374-6585 meaganturner@yourlink.ca

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CLA office update you come out ahead at weaning time. Considering the large genetic contribution that a bull makes to your resulting calf crop, take advantage of using Limousin as your sire of choice.

By Tessa Verbeek

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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t’s bull sale season! The event that seedstock producers have worked all year towards. Dedicated customer service, breeding decisions made years prior, watchful nights spent calving in the cold, data collection, calculated rations and countless hours spent clipping, picturing and preparing sale catalogues all culminate with an operation’s bull sale. Across Canada there are dedicated Limousin breeders with high quality Limousin bulls on offer through sales and private treaty offerings. Whether you are in the market for red, black, purebred, fullblood or Lim-Flex, there are Limousin breeders with bulls that will increase your bottom line. Many commercial producers are reaping the rewards of added pounds at weaning by running a Limousin bull with their cow herd. However, the growth and muscle of Limousin is not the only factor driving profits for Limousin bull buyers. Death loss is undoubtedly the greatest erosion on your bottom line, therefore calving ease and new calf vigour are important traits that the Limousin breed can offer while also helping

DNA Testing We remind members that DNA testing should be requested at least 6 weeks in advance, particularly for genotyping and horned/polled and coat colour tests. Low density (GGPuLD, 30,000 SNP) testing remains at $30 and high density (GGP-HD, 50,000 SNP) testing is now down to only $35. Both low and high density genotyping include parentage verification and return genomically enhanced EPDs. Please visit www.limousin.com or contact the CLA office for full details about DNA testing requirements and the testing that is available through your Canadian Limousin Association. 2018 CJLA Impact Show & CLA AGM

Welcome Shayla Chappell to the CLA Staff We are very pleased to welcome Shayla Chappell to the CLA staff in the position of Registry/Member Services Assistant. Shayla comes from a commercial cow/calf operation and is a graduate of Lakeland College’s Animal Science and Agribusiness programs. Shayla will join Dallas Wise and Laura Ecklund in serving both Canadian Limousin Association and Canadian Shorthorn Association members.

Plans are well underway for the 2018 CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting to be held August 1-4, 2018 in Great Village, Nova Scotia at Balamore Farms Ltd. We are eagerly anticipating this to be one of the largest Impact Shows in recent years and a fantastic opportunity for all CLA members and Limousin enthusiasts to socialize and enjoy the East Coast! A block of hotel rooms is booked at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia 902-895-1651. Please make plans to join us for what is sure to be an exceptional Limousin gathering! All the best with calving, bull sales and your bull purchasing decisions! Kindest regards, Tessa Verbeek CLA General Manager

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Nouvelles du bureau de l’ACL importante apportée par un taureau donné sur votre récolte de veaux, tirez avantage d’employer un taureau Limousin comme taureau de premier choix.

Par Tessa Verbeek

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’est la saison des ventes de taureaux !Voici le résultat du travail des éleveurs de race pure tout le long de l’année.Service à la clientèle attentionné, des décisions d’élevage prises l’année précédente, des nuits blanches à surveiller les vêlages dans le froid, la cueillette des données, les rations à calculer, ainsi que d’innombrables heures consacrées à la tonte des animaux, à la prise de photos et la préparation des catalogues de vente, avec comme point culminant notre vente de taureaux. Il y a des éleveurs Limousin partout au Canada dédiés à vous offrir des taureaux Limousin de grande qualité, que ce soit lors d’une vente par enchère ou de gré à gré. Que vous soyez à la recherche d’un taureau rouge, noir, pur-sang, “fullblood” ou bien un sujet Lim-Flex, les éleveurs Limousin peuvent vous offrir des taureaux qui amélioreront votre rentabilité. Plusieurs producteurs commerciaux récoltent les bénéfices liés à l’utilisation d’un taureau Limousin dans leur troupeau, en obtenant davantage de livres de veaux au sevrage. La croissance et la musculature des Limousin ne sont toutefois pas lesseuls facteurs expliquant les profits supplémentaires effectués par les acheteurs de taureaux Limousin. Les pertes de veaux sont sans aucun doute le principal élément venant affecter votre rentabilité, par conséquent la facilité au vêlage et la vigueur chez le veau sont des caractères importants offertes par la race Limousin, en plus de vous permettre d’être en avance sur les autres au moment du sevrage. Compte tenu de la contribution

L’Association Limousin du Canada vous invite à consulter la page des “évènements” sur le site internet de l’ALC au : www.limousin.com,vous y trouverez la liste de toutes les prochaines ventes, ainsi que des liens vers les catalogues lorsqu’ils sont disponibles. Vous pouvez également avoir une idée des ventes à veniren consultant nos pages Facebook et Twitter.

Bienvenue à Shayla Chappell au sein du personnel de l’ALC Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir au sein du personnel de l’ALC, Shayla Chappell, qui occupe un poste d’assistante au registrariat et aux services aux membres. La famille de Shayla possè de une entreprise de production vache-veau commerciale et elle est diplômée des programmes de sciences animales et des affaires agricoles du Collège de Lakeland. Shayla se joint à Dallas Wise et à Laura Ecklund a fin de servir à la fois les membres de l’Association Limousin du Canada et de l’Association Shorthorn du Canada. Analyse de l’ADN Nous rappelons à tous les membres qu’il faut commander une analyse d’ADN au moins six semaines à l’avance, en particulier pour une analyse génotypique et des tests pour la couleur du poil et du caractère acère / à cornes. Le coût d’une analyse d’ADN de basse densité (GGPuLD, 30,000 SNP) est demeuré à 30 $,

tandis que l’analyse d’AND de haute densité (GGP-HD, 50,000 SNP) est réduit à seulement 35 $. Les analyses génotypiques de basse et de haute densité incluent la vérification de la parenté et la disponibilité des ÉPD améliorés par la génomique. Veuillez s’il-vous-plait visiter le site internet www. limousin.comou bien communiquer avec le bureau de l’ALC si vous voulez obtenir tous les détails relativement aux exigences des analyses d’ADN et de tous les autres tests disponibles par l’intermédiaire de l’Association Limousin du Canada. Assemblée Générale Annuelle 2018 de l’Association Limousin du Canada (ALC) et le Concours Impact de l’Association Junior Limousin du Canada. La planification de l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle 2018 de l’Association Limousin du Canada (ALC) et le Concours Impact de l’Association Junior Limousin du Canada progressent très bien, lesquels se tiendront du 1er au 4 août 2018 à Balamore Farms Ltd, à Great Village, en Nouvelle-Écosse. Nous anticipons ardemment qu’il s’agira du plus important Concours Impact à s’être tenu dans les dernières années, tout en représentant une formidable opportunité pour tous les membres de l’ALC et les personnes intéressées à la race Limousin de pouvoir socialiser et apprécier l’hospitalité de lacôte Est !Un groupe de chambres a été réservé au Holiday Inn Hotel&Conference Centre à Truro, en Nouvelle-Écosse(902-895-1651). Pensez à vous joindreà nous pour ce qui devrait être un rassemblement Limousin exceptionnel ! Meilleur succès avec vos vêlages, vos ventes de taureaux et vos nouveaux achats de taureaux ! Cordiales salutations, Tessa Verbeek Directrice Générale de l’ALC

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CLA PRESIDENT’S REPORT CLA PRESIDENT’S REPORT by By Erin Kishkan CLA President

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth, or step back into safety.” -Abraham Maslow

Welcome to the New Year and as we come upon Bull sale season I want you to ponder the quote above. Bull sale season is a very important time for many reasons. For some it is a chance to integrate their genetics into many herds across the country and reap the rewards of the hard work it takes to prepare breeding age bulls for sale. For others it is a time to bring some of those genetics into their herd. Hours and hours of studying catalogues, studying pedigrees, watching sale videos and talking to breeders before

choosing exactly which herdsire(s) will service their beloved cow herd. Breeding decisions are among some of the most important decisions that we as breeders can make for our program and it’s these diligent practices that have sparked growth of the Limousin breed in Canada in the last 20 or more years. I’m not necessarily referring to growth in herd size, but growth in quality. Our growth traits, milk, scrotal and docility, just to name a few, are up significantly from years past as a result of the progressiveness of our breeders. I recently returned home from a five day trip to the National Western Stock Show in Denver. A fellow Canadian breeder and I were chatting about the difference in the American and Canadian Limousin cattle and where some of their breeding decisions are taking them. He remarked, “10 years ago I would come down here and see one or two in every string that were really really impressive, breed changers in my mind. Now I come down and see lots of very good usable cattle,

but none I would consider taking home to my herd.” I thought about that statement for a minute and then I responded by saying, “You know, I don’t think it’s that the American cattle have gotten any worse - I really just think that our Canadian cattle have gotten so much better, that it takes significantly more to impress us.” We as a Limousin breed should be very proud of how far we have come as a breed in terms of satisfying the needs of the ever-changing market demands without sacrificing too much of our heritage traits that set us apart from the competition. So ask yourself this breeding season - are the breeding decisions I am making going to take my herd, the Limousin breed and the industry into a forward growth momentum or am I stepping back into safety? Respectfully Yours, Erin Kishkan

CLA Directors

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

www.limousin.com

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

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

CLA Staff GENERAL MANAGER Tessa Verbeek Phone: (403) 636-1066 Email: tverbeek@limousin.com CJLA Co-ordinator Laura Ecklund Email: cjla@limousin.com

REGISTRY/MEMBER SERVICES Dallas Wise, Laura Ecklund & Shayla Chappell Phone: (403) 253-7309 Email: limousin@limousin.com

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

Mike Geddes Phone: (519) 375-6230 Email: mike@topmeadowfarms.com Matthew Heleniak Phone: (519) 537-1451 Email: matth@norpacbeef.com Cody Miller Phone: (780) 349-0644 Email: codymiller8@gmail.com

Provincial Association Presidents MARITIMES ALBERTA John-Calvin Siddall Chris Haywood Phone: (902) 664-8008 Phone: (403) 850-9665 Email: jfsiddall@nsac.ca Email: chris@anodizingcalgary.ca QUEBEC BRITISH COLUMBIA Serge Dethier Erin Kishkan Phone: (450) 454-6456 Phone: (250) 747-3836 Email: dianejoly19@hotmail.com Email: kishkan@quesnelbc.com MANITOBA ONTARIO Bill Campbell Murray Shaw Phone: (204) 776-2322 Phone: (519) 864-4030 Email: cam.limousin@gmail.com Email: bear.creek.farm@hotmail.com SASKATCHEWAN Rhett Jones Phone: (306) 629-3200 Email: jonescattlecompany@hotmail.com

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2017 Canadian Limousin Association Year in Review 20 new annual

376

members

lifetime & annual members

members

junior members

173

DigitalBeef online users

7932

females on WHE

1535

animals transferred

4593

calves registered

1587

167

52 new junior

6636

yearling records entered

docility records entered

2758

28.3

member log-ins to Digital Beef

average number of cows assessed per member on WHE

649

3453

weaning records entered

ultrasound records entered

463

new animals genotyped

366 scrotal

records entered

630 bulls transferred to 452 commercial buyers BC :: 24 head to 19 buyers AB :: 263 head to 158 buyers SK :: 142 head to 103 buyers MB :: 63 head to 48 buyers USA :: 13 head to 10 buyers

fers to Trans rcial e comm only s buyer

ON :: 77 head to 70 buyers QC :: 28 head to 27 buyers PEI :: 1 head to 1 buyer NB :: 5 head to 5 buyers NS :: 14 head to 11 buyers 19

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Thank You TO OUR BUYERS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

SELLING

March 8 We will be at Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB for the The Gather of 2018, selling 300 800pound Limousin steers. The top cut from 800 cows.

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

Commercially ORIENTED

Limousin

March 13 We will be at Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB for the DeJager Limousin Bull Sale selling 18 two-year-old Pure Bred Limousin Bulls and 5 two-year -old Limflex Bulls (RA)

BW 100

BW 98

ADJ WW 762

ADJ WW 667

ADJ YW 1215

ADJ YW 1085

gda 75d

jda 630d

ANDREW RANCHING Greg & Linnea 403.377.2572 glandrew@eidnet.org ANDREW RANCHES Tim & Lois 403.854-6335 tlandrew@netago.ca @AndrewTlandrew

Youngstown, AB

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 ~ 2:00 PM ~ At the Ranch, Morinville, Alberta

Selling 21 TWO YEAR OLD BULLS - 18 YEARLING BULLS - 4 PUREBRED OPEN HEIFERS Polled + Red + Black RGK 45D

RGK 441D

BULL &

FEMALE

RGK 718E

SALE

RGK 350E RGK 102E

RGK 120E

Raymond & Corine, Colin & Tessa Verbeek ~ 55302 RGE RD 260 STURGEON COUNTY, AB T8R 0T5 Phone 780.939.2173 Email crverbeek@xplornet.ca

Find us on Facebook

WWW.HILLVIEWFARMSLIMOUSIN.COM

“Hi-Valley Morgan 49D” … sired by “Bossman” This boy is spoken for … but there’s more like him in the bull pen folks! “Ivy’s Bossman HTZ 2B” Ivy’s Marksman HTZ 10Z by Ivy’s You Know It 42Y

Raymond’s Cell 780.982.2176 Colin’s Cell 780.982.1676

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

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Maternal Strength and Super Sires = Top Bulls REV 102D

Here is a sample of our Offering NLL 10E

REV 12e

Homo Polled

Homo Polled

Hetero Polled

Wulfs Xclusive x Anchor B Urban Girl BW: 1.4 WW: 77 YW: 113 MK: 28 TM: 66 BWT: 80 WWT: 790 Current Wt: 2030

Ivy’s Bubba Watson x RBN 69X BW: 0.6 WW: 78 YW: 105 MK: 29 TM: 68 BWT: 85 WWT: 810 YWT: 1225

RPY Paynes Crossfire 28C x TMF MISS 77Y BW: 2.4 WW: 75 YW: 101 MK: 27 TM: 65 BWT: 80 WWT: 768 YWT: 1150

Look to the “Fully Loaded” Bull Sale for your next Herd Bull March 24, 2018 - Cookstown, ON

- New Life Limousin -

Justin & Gary Burgess | 261269 Concession 18, Hanover, ON N4N 2B8 | Justin: 519-270-5415 | new.life.limousin@gmail.com

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cdc 738D

CLARKS DURAMAX ET

CLARKS DEXTER

Homo Polled Test Pending

Hetero Polled

september 1 , 2016 ADJ WW: 784 lbs. 5115W . Sire: Wulfs Willard ADJ YW: 1286 lbs 605S 60 Dam: EXLR Luvly : TM YW: 100 MK: 20 BW: 4.5 WW: 79

CLARKS DYNAMO

cdc 638D

Homo Polled

April 20, 2016 T343A Sire: Wulfs Apostle 8471U tte lfe Wu ss Mi Dam: J YW: 1185 lbs. AD . lbs 3 ADJ WW: 74 63 : 87 MK: 29 TM: YW BW: 1.6 WW: 67

cdc 617D

april 13, 2016 ADJ WW: 620 lbs. Robber 2137B Sire: Wulfs Bank ADJ YW: 1145 lbs. ty Queen Dam: Clarks Beau TM: 62 YW: 102 MK: 29 BW: 0.0 WW: 67

CLARKS DECAPITATE

cdc 644D

Homo Polled

April 22, 2016

CLARKS DEPTH CHART

cdc 609D

Homo Polled

April 9, 2016

Bull T341A Sire: Wulfs Amazing 09S A 66 43 ile T3 Dam: Wulfs Sim . Sire: Wulfs Apostle 96S ADJ YW: 1260 lbs 60 . e lbs ad 9 77 ren : Se WW lfs J AD Dam: Wu lbs. MK: 33 TM: 66 85 93 12 : : YW YW J 65 AD : . WW ADJ WW: 785 lbs TM: 71 BW: -0.3 YW: 106 MK: 35 BW: 2.0 WW: 72

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Future of the Breed Lazy H Limousin, Andrew and Candice Webb by Tessa Verbeek

Aboth grew up watching their

ndrew and Candice Webb

fathers work alongside their grandfathers to fulfill their dreams of providing for their families by raising cattle and making a living in agriculture. Andrew and Candice each came to find they had that very same dream inside of them. Andrew grew up in Provost, Alberta before moving with his family to his grandfather’s farm in Ogema, Saskatchewan at the age of 16. Andrew’s father, Stuart and grandfather, Floyd farmed and ran 80 head of cows. The herd was started with purchases of cattle for sale in the Western Producer. They acquired a variety of breeds including Charolais, Limousin and Salers. The Limousin cows quickly turned out to be Andrew’s favourite. Andrew recalls the

Limousin females being the nicest cows on the place with the best structure and best udders and they never had issues with calving and mothering. He was also exposed to his Uncle Delbert Warren’s purebred Limousin operation and recalls seeing the Limousin magazine on Delbert’s counter frequently growing up. Andrew was impressed by the carcass traits of the breed and seeing his uncle win the carcass competition at Canadian Western Agribition year after year with Limousin animals. In his teenage years, Andrew couldn’t get enough of the cattle world and would subscribe to every cattle newsletter available via fax (pre-internet) from the Canadian Cattlemen magazine. After high school, Andrew went to work on various agriculture operations before returning home in 1998 to help his father and grandfather. In 2001 he went to the drilling rigs determined to one day own his own land. Candice grew up in Lathom, Alberta on her grandfather’s Snake Lake Ranches. They were involved in dry land and irrigation farming, operated a feedlot and had a large cow/calf operation of 600 cows and 300 heifers. They raised Salers and Limousin in the early years before breeding primarily Angus cattle. 4-H was a big part of Candice’s life with market steer, light horse and heavy horse projects in various clubs. She recalls winning Junior Reserve Champion Steer with a Limousin project. After high school Candice continued her education at Lethbridge Community College and received her Agriculture Technology Diploma, majoring in Animal Health. It was through mutual friends that

the pair met in 2012. Candice was a single mother of two girls, working as a service writer for John Deere in Bassano, Alberta. She was living on an acreage with their dog and two horses, trying to give her kids a glimpse of farm life. Andrew was an owner-operator of his own semi tractor unit hauling fluid in the Gull Lake, Saskatchewan area. He had recently purchased his own farm of native grass and tame hay. In the summer of 2014 Candice and her daughters, Kelby (now 16) and Cedar (now 11) moved to Saskatchewan and in the spring of 2015 Andrew and Candice were married. They welcomed son Rafe in 2016. He has quickly become Andrew’s right hand cow checking man. Andrew and Candice named their operation Lazy H Limousin after having the opportunity to acquire Andrew’s late great grandfather’s cattle brand I through lazy right H. They take pride in carrying forward this piece of family history. Of all the breeds Andrew had been exposed to, Limousin was the obvious answer. Their strong maternal instincts, excellent udders, resistance to issues, calving ease and quiet disposition were among the top draws. Having previous experience with some poor tempered Limousin cattle years prior, Candice was not convinced that ‘quiet’ was a word that described the Limousin breed. With a lack of facilities and Candice being left to take care of the farm while Andrew was away, Candice’s main priority was having animals that were manageable. Kelby and Cedar joined 4-H in 2015 with 3/4 Limousin steers. The steers were both quiet, finished on time, placed well on achievement day and graded phenomenally.

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LAZY S BULL SALE Limousin & Charolais

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM VJV Auction Rimbey 35 - 2 Year Old Limousin & Charolais Bulls 8 - Yearling Limousin Bulls aLsO On Offer

40 angus Hereford X replacement Heifers consigned by Arne Hansen

40 simmental angus X replacement Heifers

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livestock gentec Taking the Bull Out of Bull Season

by Dawn Trautman; Director of Knowledge Translation, Livestock Gentec, University of Alberta

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ith bull sale season on the horizon getting information is the next order of business for your operation – this goes for the bull buyer and the bull seller. Bull buyers need to get relevant information to their customers and bull buyers want the information to make the best decision for their operation. Why is bull selection so important? Sire selection, on average, has a greater impact on the genetic improvement of a herd than many producers realize. Because the sire is more likely to produce a higher number of calves in his lifetime compared to a cow, a sire has the potential to contribute a larger portion of the genes to the herd. Because of the large genetic contribution a sire makes to a herd, it’s important to transform the risks to become rewards associated with the purchase of a new bull. For the Bull Seller Often customers are looking for a myriad of things – and making the decision of which bull to buy is no easy task. How to get the pertinent information to your customers without overwhelming details? A newer trend in advertising is ‘content marketing’ where you consistently provide your potential customers with high quality, relevant information that will help them make decisions and in this case, breed better beef. First, ask yourself, what operational goals do our best customers have? Do they buy bulls from different breeds or only Limousin? What additional traits and information might be important to them? A quick, informal survey of your customers might help out your starting point. Discuss trends that impact them – changing market conditions that are squeezing margins might mean they want an easy gaining, early finisher. They may want to complement their existing genetic pool to enhance breed complementarity and hybrid vigour. Ask your customers to weigh in on this conversation – and help guide them towards the type of bull that will work best for their operation and their herd goals. And being honest and upfront about the benefits your bulls offer versus your neighbor’s will help create a loyal customer base as well. The next step goes back again to your loyal customer base – these people are your

advocates and will happily tell their neighbors and family about your bulls, if given an outlet. This might mean showcasing a long-time customer in your catalogue or showcasing their calves or general performance throughout the years. This type of information is valuable because it’s authentic –kind of like real life Google reviews for bull buying. Also invest in creating good, valuable information for your customers. Invest in good photos and information on your bulls – and present it in an easy to use format. To get and keep the attention of your customers your content must good. This might not be easy and it might not be cheap, but it’s one of the most effective methods for ensuring useful information gets to your customers. Good, informative marketing does more than drive sales. It increases awareness to strengthen your company and your bull ‘brand’ as a leading authority within respected purebred breeders. This type of industry respect is only earned by investing in your customers first and providing them with information about bulls that will work for them. This is the #1 secret, that’s no secret at all: add value to your customers by listening to what they want and giving them the information they’re looking for. For the Bull Buyer Genetic selection differs from other management decisions as the effects are permanent. Once a genetic change occurs, that change will remain and be passed to the next generations until additional new genetics enter the herd. A sire can have a favorable or unfavorable effect on the herd, and if his daughters enter the cowherd, his genetics may remain in the herd for twenty years or more after he last sired calves. Purchases of bulls are really a long-term investment into the production ability of a beef enterprise. For this reason, there are many factors to consider when purchasing a new bull – conformation, breed, pedigree, genetics, and more. In developing your ‘want ad’ for your next bull you need to consider a few different things. First setting your herd goals. This would be asking yourself the types of cattle you are producing and if you want to complement this or start shifting in a different direction. This includes objectives such as high growth rate, breed complementarity, and fertility. To achieve your herd goals, you next need a baseline of what your herd currently looks like. To do this look at your performance records, costs of production, and herd averages. Having this established starting point makes it easier to develop your goals for genetic improvement. From this point, next determine which traits you’d like to emphasize. Ideally this would be an index of traits that will result in increased

profitability from either more pounds of beef sold or reduced costs of production. Traits such as fertility and calves weaned should be top of mind as open cows and dead calves only hurt your bottom line. Research and study available information before going to the sale. In determining your bull budget, remember that buying a bull is an investment for the future health and profitability of your herd. From there buy the bull with genetics that fit your herd goals. For bulls used on heifers consider calving ease and for cow-type bulls consider growth and maternal traits. In either case, always consider fertility traits. Buy the bull that complements your herd and optimizes your hybrid vigour for calves and cattle that will thrive in your environment. EPDs (expected progeny differences) have been available for the purebred industry for more than 40 years. EPDs are simply the estimate of the genetic merit of the animal as a parent. Each breed association publishes their own EPDs and indexes. With regular EPDs many progeny are needed for prediction accuracy to be high enough for making strong breeding decisions. The addition of genomics means the accuracy can be higher much earlier in life, and genetic progress made more quickly. gEPDs (genomically enhanced EPDs) are interpreted in the exact same way as regular EPDs. The only difference is that gEPDs make use of known pedigree, performance and genomic information about an animal, its progeny and other relatives - it is the best estimate of an animal’s genetic worth as a parent. Ask your bull buyer about more information in interpreting gEPDs and what might best suit your needs. And if you’re still looking for more information on sire selection, The National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (an American organization) has a Beef Sire Selection Manual, available for download at: www. nbcec.org/producers/sire_selection/manual. pdf No Bull Sire selection has the greatest, permanent impact on genetic improvement of a herd. The sire will produce more calves in his lifetime, compared to a cow, and so has the potential to contribute a greater proportion of his genes to the herd. Minimize your risks and maximize your rewards by doing a bit of homework in both your buying and selling objectives. Bull sellers who provide succinct and valuable information in the form of selection tools will help the bull buyer analyze what is important to their herd. This allows the bull buyer be better equipped to make the investment in good genetics that match their herd goals for increased ranch and industry profitability and sustainability.

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DIAMOND C BRAVEHEART

OUR FIRST SET OF CALVES OFF BRAVEHEART ARE IN OUR BULL PEN AND REPLACEMENT PEN AND WE COULDN’T BE HAPPIER. HE HAS THROWN HIS DEPTH, DOCILITY AND POWER INTO HIS CALVES.

SFL 84A

SIRLOIN AMMO

OUR HOME GROWN WULFS WALDO SON. AMMO HAS A TON OF DEPTH AND MUSCLE AND HE HAS THROWN THESE QUALITY’S INTO HIS CALVES.

SELLING YEARLING, 2 YEAR OLD BULLS AND BRED HEIFERS BY PRIVATE TREATY ON THE FARM SOUTH EAST OF STETTLER, AB

Stewart Limousin

UXJ 78C

DC COMANCHE

WE HAVE USED THIS PAYNES DERBY SON ON HEIFERS FOR 2 YEARS. HE HAS CONSISTENTLY THROWN LIGHT BIRTHWEIGHT CALVES THAT GET UP AND GROW.

Murray Cell 403-742-9813 Tyler Cell 403-741-9571 Home 403-742-5226 stewartlimousin@gmail.com

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2018

CANADIAN JUNIOR LIMOUSIN IMPACT SHOW GREAT VILLAGE, NOVA SCOTIA AUGUST 1-4, 2018

JOIN US FOR 4 DAYS OF COMPETITION, FUN AND LIMOUSIN CATTLE SHOWMANSHIP CONFORMATION TEAM FITTING ORAL MARKETING JUDGING

NEW JUNIORS ARE WELCOME!

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Wednesday Cattle in by noon Lunch Noon CJLA Annual General Meeting 1:00 p.m. Team Quiz Bowl Individual Judging 3:00 p.m. Lobster Roll Supper and Fiddle Music

Thursday Leave for Economy to visit Fish Weir and Dig Clams Leave Economy for Great Village Lunch Fitting Clinic and Competition Oral Marketing Balamore Farm Tour Supper together at the beach (wagon ride, fireworks)

9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 3:00 5:00 7:00

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Friday Showmanship Lunch Showmanship cont. CLA Annual General Meeting Fun Activity – Strawberry Game, Blueberry Game Prime Rib Supper

9:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Conformation Closing/Awards Cattle Move Out

9:30 a.m.

• Cattle arriving from out of province may move in and out of the barns on different dates if arrangements are made ahead of time. • Trucking may be available for cattle coming from out of province. • Cattle will be available for out of province juniors to show. • The show is open to anyone 21 years and under. Invite a friend! 33

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cjla report

The Canadian Junior Limousin Association (CJLA) board of directors met in Ontario on the weekend of January the 12th for their annual Board of Directors meeting. Seven out of ten board members participated in person or on the call where there was great discussion relating to the upcoming CJLA Impact Show. There was also discussion about a new CJLA logo as well as an online CJLA merchandise store. Angus Smyth, Kaitlyn Davey, Samantha Kennedy, Connor Rodger, Jackie Wismer and Laura Ecklund also participated in the Ontario Commercial Limousin Tour. They toured a variety of feedlots, Smart Limousin and attended the Ontario Cattle Feeder’s Convention. Plans are well underway for the 2018 CJLA Impact Show and CLA Annual General Meeting to be held August 1-4, 2018 in Great Village, Nova Scotia at Balamore Farms Ltd. We are eagerly

anticipating this to be one of the largest Impact Shows in recent years and a fantastic opportunity for junior Limousin members to socialize and enjoy the East Coast! Sponsorship opportunities are available for the show, please contact Joe and Carolyn Cooper for more information. A block of hotel rooms is booked at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. Please make plans to join us for what is sure to be an exceptional Limousin gathering! The NALF National Junior Limousin Show “Christmas in July” is being held in Denver, Colorado July 14-20, 2018. The CJLA board is in the preliminary stages of organizing a group of CJLA members to attend the show. If you are interested

in more information, please contact Laura at cjla@limousin.com Also, a reminder that we still have tickets for sale for the 2018 CJLA Impact Show clothing. If you wish to purchase a ticket, please feel free to contact any of the CJLA board members and they will gladly help you. Naomi Best CJLA Press Reporter

short grass limousin has what you want

bulls that will add performance to your herd

UDX 85E “ELITE” SIRE: RICHMOND BURNIN DAYLIGHT

for sale by private treaty purebred limousin yearling bulls Trevor Dyck Swift Current, SK Phone: 306-773-7196

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cjla news CJLA Members Participate in the Ontario Commercial Limousin Tour

Five members of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association Board of Directors were given the opportunity to travel to Ontario to participate in the 20th Annual Beef Industry Convention and the Ontario Commercial Limousin Tour in early January. Angus Smyth, Connor Rodger, Jackie Wismer, Kaitlyn Davey and Samantha Kennedy took part in the 4-day excursion where we visited commercial and purebred operations, feed lots, packing plants and even a fish farm. The activities began with our CJLA winter board meeting in London, afterwards participating in some of the events at the convention such as guest speakers and the banquet that

evening. The convention allowed us to network with cattle producers in Ontario and represent the juniors of the Limousin breed. The next day we traveled to Chaffe Farms where we were able to see Limousin cattle on feed, some even sporting the pink Limousin tags. Seeing the tags in action in a large feeding operation was a highlight, as well as listening to the Chaffe boys speak about the unique qualities of Limousin animals when they are feeding. After Chaffe’s we traveled to Legge Beef Farms, another feed lot operation. Legge’s hand select all Limousin cattle for their operation and we were all very impressed with the conformation, quality and docility in their pens.

Another highlight of the trip was visiting Smart Limousin in Meaford where we were able to see and learn about the logistics of their purebred Limousin operation and see their bull and heifer pen. Schaus’ Feedyard was next that day where it was interesting to see so many animals being fed under one roof. We were also able to see their distillery where they steam flake their own corn. The next day we had the opportunity to tour Norwich Packers which was very interesting. We were able to see the entirety of the packing plant and learn about how they sell absolutely every part of the animal that they can. We were able to see the back of the plant where the animals are kept before slaughter as well as Heleniak’s feedlot. After that we traveled to Sandplains Aquaculture where we were able to tour the entire facility and see many fish. This was a very interesting portion of the tour where we learned a lot about fish farming, the risks associated with it and how they operate the facility 24 hours a day. We would like to thank the CJLA for sponsoring us to participate in this tour, as well as Ontario Cattle Feeder’s Association for sponsoring our conference and bus fees. We would also like to thank everyone associated with the tour for their hospitality, company and making it the most enjoyable and unforgettable opportunity! Samantha Kennedy, CJLA President 35

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2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Premier Breeder, Premier Exhibitor

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Ontario Commercial Limousin Tour Recap

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n January 2018 the CLA Commercial Committee hosted a tour of the Ontario feeding and processing industry. A number of producers from Alberta who run large commercial herds and use Limousin bulls came together for the tour and many got to see their own cattle on feed. We were also joined by Canadian Junior Limousin Association (CJLA) Coordinator Laura Ecklund and a number of CJLA board members. It was excellent to have Ontario Limousin breeders join in for portions of the tour as well. The group also took part in the Ontario Beef Industry Convention in London, ON and waved the Limousin flag proudly at this event. Thank you to those who hosted us for tours: St. Helen’s Meat Packer, Ontario Livestock Exchange, Ontario Cattle Feeders Association, Chaffe Beef Farms, Legge Beef, Smart Limousin, Schaus Land and Cattle, Norpac and Sandplains Aquaculture.

Chaffe Farms

Legge Beef Farms

Smart Limousin

Niagara Falls

Sandplains Aquaculture

Limousin RFID Tags spotted in many of the feeder cattle

It was exceptionally gratifying to have our junior board members along as they experienced the profit driven side of the beef industry. A learning experience that combined great cattle, hospitality and fellowship. Anyone interested for another tour – say 2021?

Limousin heifer on feed at Chaffe Farms

Matthew Heleniak talks about Norwich packers

Murray Legge showcases the docility of his Limousin feeder cattle

CJLA Board Members Connor Rodger and Samantha Kennedy with CLA Commercial Committee Chair Tim Andrew

St. Helen’s Meatpackers

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CcA PRESIDENT’S REPORT MacAulay, in the first ever address by a Canadian Agriculture Minister to the AFBF convention, discussed the interdependence of Canada and the U.S. and committed to continue working together, a message that went over well with the audience comprised largely of U.S. farmers.

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he Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) continues to actively advocate on the importance of trade and market access to Canada’s beef industry. With the new year underway, advocacy efforts are focused on priorities including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), aka TPP11. In early January, CCA leadership traveled to two major agriculture policy conventions in the United States (U.S.) to promote common interests in NAFTA and urge progress on regulatory modernization to improve the flow of trade between the two countries.

The trips provided opportunity to build on the momentum of an increasingly vocal agricultural producer and agriculture sector speaking to the benefits of NAFTA and the need to renegotiate the trade deal rather than terminate it, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. The trips to the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) 2018 convention in Nashville, TN and the State Agriculture and Rural Leaders (SARL) 2018 Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit in Kansas City, MO. were undertaken in advance of the sixth formal round of NAFTA trade talks scheduled for Montreal later in January. At the AFBF, CCA Vice President David Haywood-Farmer and staff John Masswohl attended discussions on the benefits of NAFTA along with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Minister Lawrence MacAulay. Minister

CCA’s Executive Vice-President Dennis Laycraft attended the SARL meeting, where a resolution was passed to “support making targeted improvements to NAFTA that build on the enormously successful North American partnership.” While it remained unclear at press time whether or when the U.S. might commence procedures to withdraw from NAFTA, the CCA planned to be on hand in Montreal to provide Government of Canada negotiators with expertise and to ensure that the interests of beef producers are advanced in the ongoing talks. Canadian beef producers strongly support retaining the existing NAFTA provisions affecting the beef and cattle trade. The CCA and its U.S. and Mexican beef cattle producer organization counterparts are united in their position that the terms of trade remain unchanged in the renegotiations. The CCA is equally focused on strategies to manage the risk of U.S. withdrawal from NAFTA. These include ongoing efforts to expand on our trade and market access priorities, including liberalizing trade in the Asia-Pacific through the new CPTPP. Securing a trade deal in the Asia Pacific region is of vital importance to Canada’s beef industry. Canada’s beef producers urge the Government of Canada to sign onto the CPTPP, otherwise the current competitive disadvantage will only grow wider and diminish our trade prospects. If Canada is not part of the agreement and the remaining countries move ahead we will effectively be “tariffed” out of the Japanese market, with tariffs for signatories dropping immediately to 27 per cent while we would remain at 38.5 per cent.

year as they decline to 9 per cent and we remain at 38.5 per cent. We will effectively and quickly lose access to one of our most valuable markets. If Canada signs on to the CPTPP, upon enactment we will immediately see the tariffs drop to the “Australia” level of 27 per cent and we would have an 11 per cent advantage on the U.S. Under this scenario we are confident that our export sales would increase of over $200 million. Canadian beef farmers strongly support the CPTPP as the vehicle to re-level the competitive playing field for Canadian beef in Japan. In addition, the CCA is focused on progressing market access expansion and a potential free trade agreement in China, and ensuring the necessary conditions to progress beef trade in the EU through the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). We will also work to ensure that if the U.S. does withdraw from NAFTA, that a viable agreement will continue to exist between Canada and Mexico and that our two countries may continue to enjoy duty-free cattle and beef trade, while recognizing the disruptive consequences caused by higher tariffs on our countries’ two-way trade in beef and cattle with the U.S. January was a busy one the issues management front as well, with issues including a“meat tax,” the transport of animals in cold weather, and impacts of the Canada Food Guide on industry all requiring attention. Finally, this is my last column as CCA President. It has been an honour and a privilege to represent the interests of Canada’s beef producers. I am extremely proud of the achievements and progress realized during my term that support the long-term competitiveness of the industry. Dan Darling CCA President

That disadvantage will grow each

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Bar Limousin The Rea Family Marengo, SK

23RD ANNUAL

BULL SALE SELLING March 15, 2018 • 1:00 PM (MST) Crossroads Centre - Oyen, AB

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NEW BOLT GENETIC EVALUATION SYSTEM What to Expect with CLA’s New Genetic Evaluation System BOLT By IGS Genetic Evaluation Team

Change can be a scary concept to some yet sought after by others. Many members and International Genetic Solution (IGS) partners wonder about the changes on the horizon once BOLT is fully implemented. That change may be nerve racking but in reality, things should change. Why invest in new and improved methods if you get the same answers? Here are key changes to expect with the new genetic evaluation: 1. Movement of EPDs and reranking. EPDs will change especially in younger, lower accuracy cattle. Members should expect movement in lower accuracy cattle, as seen in the existing evaluations, because they may have new progeny data reported. Some cattle will move in a favorable direction while others will do the opposite. Keep in mind even if the EPDs get worse, the prediction of them is more accurate. With enough calves and phenotypes, the current evaluation would eventually arrive at a similar EPD as BOLT, it just would take longer or more information in the current system. With BOLT and the new genetic evaluation methodologies, we will have more accurate EPDs earlier in an animal’s life. 2. More accurate accuracy. This idea takes a little time to sink in. The accuracy reported for each EPD will be a directly calculated and thus closer to the “real” accuracy. The methods to solve accuracy directly are extremely difficult and take a lot of computer power. In the current evaluation, it is not

possible to solve for accuracy directly so an approximation method is used to estimate accuracy for each EPD. There are inherent flaws with approximating the accuracy which, until BOLT, were just part of the evaluation. Now with BOLT, the accuracy reported with the EPD will be more reliable. 3. Reported accuracies will tend to be lower. Again, this is a little confusing at first and sounds like the opposite of what was just explained. The EPDs will be more accurate. The accuracy reported will be more accurate. Both statements are still true. However, one of the inherent flaws in the approximation methods used to find accuracy in the current evaluation, and in all evaluations not produced through BOLT, is they tend to bias the accuracies upward, especially for younger animals. This was known for a long time, but there was no way to calculate the accuracies directly. With BOLT, having accuracy directly solved results in a more reliable accuracy but that accuracy will often be numerically lower than the current evaluation would predict. However, the new reported accuracies with BOLT should better represent the possible changes for the EPDs. 4. DNA testing will have a larger impact. With the switch to BOLT, IGS will use Single Step genomic evaluation on all EPDs (currently using Single Step for Stayability EPDs). Single Step uses the DNA markers, pedigree information, and phenotypic data simultaneously in the prediction of the EPDs. Previously molecular breeding values (MBVs) were calculated from

the genomic information and those MBVs were blended separately into the EPD prediction. The Single Step method squeezes more information from the DNA markers than the previous approach allowed. Also, there are biases inherent in the blending process that aren’t a problem with the Single Step approach. Additionally, with Single Step, the genomic information will not only enhance EPDs for the genotyped animal but also will be used in the EPD estimates of relatives. 5. More frequent genetic evaluation runs. With the horse power behind BOLT, IGS can run genetic evaluations much more frequently than the current system allows. This has many benefits. It allows members to get more immediate feedback after submitting their records. If members miss a deadline, the next deadline for data won’t be far away. It allows for more accurate EPDs throughout the year and faster incorporation of the genomics. The down side is the EPDs put in print will quickly be outdated. Genetic evaluation is not stagnant. There will always be improvements as new research in animal breeding, genomics, and statistics advance. BOLT is revolutionary in the innate flexibility, the computational power, and the statistical methods made possible using this software. Embrace the change to a new and improved genetic evaluation, it’s coming!

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#CDNBeefConf

Driving Demand

Date: August 14 – 16, 2018 Location: London Convention Centre, London, ON @CDNBeefConf

facebook.com/canadianbeefindustryconference

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Masterfeeds beef newsletter Vitamins in Beef Cows over time. Supplementing Vitamin A at key points is important to ensure a tight calving window next calving season. Also as producers look to weaning time down the road, Vitamin A should be optimized. Levels of supplemental Vitamin A generally on fresh feeds don’t need to be as high as they would be on stored feeds. by Jason Hurst Beef Technical Sales Masterfeeds

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ecently there has been a lot of discussion around vitamins and the levels at which to use them. The recent discussion is a result of the global shortage in Vitamins A and E. With this, now is an appropriate time to optimize levels of vitamins in the diet.

Mainly when we look at beef cattle diets it is the fat-soluble vitamins that are of the most importance to producers versus the water-soluble vitamins. The reason not a lot of attention is given to the watersoluble vitamins in beef cows is that in many cases the animal is able to synthesize these vitamins in levels that are suitable for proper function in the animal. The fatsoluble vitamins are A, D, E and K, while the water-soluble vitamins are the B vitamins and Vitamin C. For this article we will briefly focus on the main 3 vitamins in beef production, Vitamins A, D, and E.

Generally, Vitamin A levels should be managed so as to not see any deficiencies. That said some producers still see these issues. Usually what is seen is vision loss in the cattle. This is usually seen as the cattle stumbling around and tripping over things in their environment. Stiffness usually develops and cattle can start to swell up, when they are lacking the vitamin. Vitamin D is the next vitamin that is in need for the animal. This is generally needed for macro mineral uptake. Adequate levels of Vitamin D have been proven to help with calcium and phosphorus uptake in the digestive tract. Adequate levels can help to build strong bones, whereas deficient animals can be weak and have low appetites. Cows that are limited in Vitamin D, can often have weak and deformed calves. Generally, in the winter months we would supplement more to the cow, than what would be supplemented in the summer.

Vitamin E could likely have an article all its own. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant and as a result prevents damage to important cells. Vitamin E works in conjunction with selenium, both are needed for health status in the animal. When looking at why an antioxidant is so important in cow calf production, we just need to look at what is going on. Once we have a mature animal, one of the most metabolically active organs in a female are her ovaries and in males, his testicles. Because the animal is actively running through their cycles and trying to reproduce, they use a lot of energy here. When the energy is spent, waste products are produced and these are harmful to the animal’s cells. To prevent damage the body uses anti-oxidants to neutralize these waste products. To reach maximum reproductive success, optimum levels of Vitamin E are required. On that note just adding more and more Vitamin E is not necessary to get peak results. After all, we should remember these organs are only so big and mega-dosing can only do so much. Optimum ranges vary with various stages of production. This can be said for all vitamins. For more information on vitamins please reach out to your local Masterfeeds Representative.

Vitamin A is generally associated with vision, but is also important in reproduction and health in the animal. While it is important to note the animal can store the vitamin, the animal can deplete its store

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Qually-T Limousin

Polled Red & Black Limousin Bulls for sale by Private Treaty

Rose Valley, SK

40 Bulls to Choose From Chris Qually: 306.322.7554 quallytlimousin@gmail.com

Alvin Qually: 306.322.7563

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canfax market summary By Brian Perillat Manager / Senior Analyst CanFax

prices rallied almost 22%, to $247.25 in May, and then dropped to a second half low of $208 in August. From there, calf prices had a very unseasonal 10.5% rally into the fall, with November prices average just over $230/cwt.

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t was another year of large price swings in the cattle markets through 2017. At the start of the year, January calf prices in Alberta were $68/cwt lower than 2016, while in December of 2017, calf prices were $30/cwt higher than the previous year. Despite the significantly different price movements over the last 2 years, 2017 calf prices were 1.8% higher than 2016, averaging $221.73. Given all the volatility over the last

The Western Canadian cattle market performed very well relative to other regions. There were several weeks where Alberta fed cattle, cull cow, calf and feeder prices were the highest in North America. Ontario cattle prices also performed quite well in 2017, but did not quite keep pace with Alberta. Prices generally followed a similar pattern, but Ontario’s 2017 calf prices were slightly lower than 2016 ($0.50/cwt) and Ontario calf prices actually had

was that despite growing cattle supplies, the peak prices in 2017 were higher than 2016, and the low in the market was still above the lows of 2016. The following table compares prices between different regions. Canadian prices have been in line with the five year averages, while the US was well below. A big component of this is the fact that the Canadian dollar has been well below the five year average. The table also shows how much the value of the different cattle types changed from the high of the year, to the low of the year. There is a $/hd value calculated for the change in the Canadian dollar. This is based on the average US fed price, and simply shows that when the dollar was at its peak of 0.8232, the value of a fed steer

in Canada would be $280 lower compared to if the dollar was at its low of 0.7276; holding all other variable constant. few years, it is interesting to note that prices in 2017 were also inline with the five year average. Calf prices over the last five years have averaged $218.48/cwt. It was a similar price relationship with Alberta 850 lbs steer prices, as prices averaged $185.61, 2.7% higher than 2016, and were $7/cwt higher than the five year average. The low for calf prices was in February at $203/cwt, before

their highest prices in November. Having monthly average high prices occurring in November is unusual, but this did also occur in 2010 and 2011.

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the large swings in cattle prices, many of the changes this year were in line or even below historical prices swings, on a percentage basis.

Alberta fed prices were 2.2% higher then 2016, while Ontario fed prices were flat year over year. The monthly average Alberta fed price peaked in May at $178/cwt, and bottomed in September at $133. One of the positive aspects of the overall 2017 cattle market,

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INTERNATIONAL

LIMOUSIN

Denver & Colorado Springs

Colorado - United States of America

CONGRESS July 19-28, 2018

5-Day Agenda Thursday - July 19 Friday - July 20 Saturday - July 21 Sunday - July 22 Monday - July 23

Opening Ceremony and Dinner All American Futurity Show Optional Denver Walking Tour Estes Park Activities Magness Ranch Tour Greeley Activities Attendee Departures

10-Day Agenda Monday - July 23

Tuesday - July 24 Wednesday - July 25 Thursday - July 26 Friday - July 27 Saturday - July 28

Cheyenne Frontier Days Budweiser Tour Optional Morning on Own Optional Technical Session Sruce Mountain Ranch Activities Fillmore Ranch Tour Olympic Training Center Tour Garden of the Gods Tour Air Force Academy Tour Running Creek Ranch Activities Optional Activities Closing Ceremony and Dinner Attendee Departures

Registration Information March 31, 2018 - Registration Deadline 10-day package: $4,000 | 5-day package: $2,000

Registration and Event All pricing listed is in USD (U.S. Dollars) *registratoin prices will increase after April 1, 2018 Information Available *registrations canceled after March 31, 2018 will not be refunded Online at: http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-international-limousin-congress 45

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2017 ElitE limousin hErds 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 in 4 categories: Platinum: herds that submit their BW, CE, WW, Docility on every calf weaned, YW, SC, Ultrasound 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 Enrollment based on information submitted by December 31, 2017

Platinum 24174 7429 134389 7456 28756 136560 140042 137807 4435 8445 5689 139032 28896 16772 23132 5102 26513 138642

Allan & Dorothy Martin Amaglen Limousin Amanda Hamilton-Seward b bar Cattle bennville Farm Carpenter Cattle Co. Chase High Dana Carpenter High Cattle Company Jaymarandy Limousin J. Yorga Farms Ltd Martens Livestock new Life Limousin Posthaven Limousin R & R Acres Southbridge Limousins Top Meadow Farms Windy Gables Limousin

Listowel Darlingford Darlingford Lucky Lake Hagersville Hanley Airdrie Hanley Airdrie Roblin Flintoft Strasbourg Hanover Alma Airdrie Lethbridge Clarksburg Warkworth

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Adele & Shaun Walsh After Hours Limousins Amanda Matthews Anchor B Limousin Arcon Cattle Company Arley Cattle Co. Balamore Farm Limited Bee Zee Acres Bit By Bit Farm Campbell Land & Cattle Inc. Carlsruhe Cattle Company Cherway Limousin Clark Cattle Crinan Farms Crown Hill Acres Darling Farms D C Farms Diamond C Ranch Eden Meadows Farm Emily Gibson Erin kishkan Excel Ranches Fort Ellice Limousin Fouillard Limousin

Bon Accord Tara Bragg Creek Hanley Everett Alliston Great Village Glencoe Inverary Minto Carlsruhe Sanford Port Hope West Lorne Omemee Castleton Barrhead Ponoka Zehner Glencoe Quesnel Westlock St-Lazare Thorsby Summer Field

AB On AB Sk On On nS On On MB On MB On On On On AB AB Sk On BC AB MB AB nB

Gold 25311 6592 28119 12094 141157 7912 91447 18424 139603 3723 138328 15179 25558 141130 140934 140007 10177 133408 3617 136650 134157 13535 137929 17863 7928

Fritz, Sandra & nadine Othberg

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Gibson Farms Hewson Limousin Highland Stock Farms Hillview Farms Hi-Valley Limousin Hollee Limousin Jaxon Payne Jayden Payne k. Axley Limousin Lazy A Limousin Lazy A Limousin Lazy A Limousin Lazy T Bar Ranch Lingley Livestock nordal Limousin norfolk Cattle north Slope Farms Inc. Oak Ridge Limousin Pinch Hill Limousin Pinnacle View Limousin Rail Line Farms Richmond Ranch Ltd River Pine Cattle Co. Riverstone Cattle Company Robert C. Matthews Runaway Ranch Samantha kennedy Scott & Jacqueline Payne Venture Livestock Enterprises

Ripley Lashburn Bragg Creek Sturgeon County 100 Mile House Janetville Lloydminster Lloydminster Czar Cando Cando Cando Bay Tree Irma Simpson Tillsonburg Bawlf Morden Stittsville Quesnel Lucknow Rumsey Vita Olds Bragg Creek Bentley Omemee Lloydminster Carstairs

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777 Cattle Ltd. Allan & Lorrie Mattie Andrew Ranches Andrew Ranching Ltd. Anne Dyck Bar 3R Limousin Boss Lake Genetics Bow Park Farm Buck Creek Limousin Carole Barclay Cindy & Robbie Garner CJLA Donation Heifer Dale E. Turner De Jager Limousin Cattle Co. Denison Limousin E M Tedford & Sons

Stettler Mirror Youngstown Tilley Swift Current Marengo Parkland County Brantford Drayton Valley Erskine Simpson Calgary Saskatoon Rolling Hills kingston Estevan

AB AB AB AB Sk Sk AB On AB AB Sk AB Sk AB On Sk

Silver 141796 24738 1452 141671 13962 6661 8571 6034 7061 1848 7990 141584 8056 138846 24350 1079

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Ste-Sophie-De-Levrar QC

Ferme Mcduff Et Fils Senc Hansen’s Limousin Hawkeye Land And Cattle Hewson Land & Cattle Horizon Limousin Horizon Livestock Imperial Ranch Ltd. Island nova Limousin JL Limousin Jones Cattle Co kristine Paul-Barclay Lakeside Farms Maplehurst Farms new Frontier Limousin nor-Alta Limousin Partridge Limousin Pine Creek Limousin Plains Limousin Plains Limousin Red Wing Cattle Company Ricky Barclay Stewart Farming Lt Stoneyview Farm Terry Barclay TGJ Cattle Co. Triple Herd Limousin Triple R Limousin Twin Oak Stables Windy Gables Limousin & Clark Cattle

Mansonville Entwistle norwich Cut knife Rocky View Rocky View Stettler Lady Fane Macklin Morse Erskine Durham Westbourne Ailsa Craig kinuso Barrie kenton Wainwright Wainwright Arnprior Erskine Stettler Lockwood Erskine Sinclair Bentley Macgregor Treherne Warkworth

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3 Ridge Farms Albertview Limousin Farms Andy Graveline Limousin Angus Smyth Annamarie & Elisabeth Studer Ashlee Mitchell Ashleigh Lowe Ashley Farms Bailey & Ashley Mcconnell Barclay Limousin Bear Creek Farm Benjamin Mccord BFL Cattle Co. Bill Arthur Blueberry Farms Trust Blue Diamond Limousin Boothville Farms Brandon Hertz Brendan Roffey Brodie Hunter Brown Eden Limousin Bryan Dykstra Calder Jones Carlton Trail Limousin Cassidy Matthews

Owen Sound Mount Albert Campbell Roblin Clifford Virden Flesherton Belwood kincardine Erskine Mooretown Fort St John Grand Valley Inverary Fort St John Mckay Siding Markdale Duchess Mount Albert kenton Little Britain norwich Morse Duck Lake Olds

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Cedar Patch Acres Chad Hunt CJC Cattle Company Cody Dillabough Colby James Gerald Labiuk Corad Farms Cory & Glenna Hunt Creek Side Farms Cresthill Cattle Co. Crossing Creek Cattle Diamond T Limousin Dillon Hunter Double B Cattle Co. Double D Farms Ltd. Dry Creek Ranch Dry Creek Ranch Dry Creek Ranch Dry Creek Ranch East Coast Limousin Edwards Limousin Elm Grove Limousin Empire Limousin Endoenja Ranch Evan Chaffe Ferme A.T.J.C.L.A. Ferme Des Peupliers Senc Ferme J.P.E.R. Ferme SDJ Polled Limo Ferme Ti-noel Gardiner Limousin Gerard Clair Gerry Villeneau Glen Irvine Grant Livestock Company Greenwood Limousin Grossi Farms Ltd G.Smart & T. Alexander Haystack Acres Hip Limousin Hi-Way Limousin Hochhausen Livestock Ent. Hockridge Farms Holt n. Haywood Jade Limousin James & Wanda Labiuk Janelle E. Labiuk Jay-Dean & Todd Smyth Jaymarandy Livestock Jayson W Labiuk Jean-Pierre Charlebois Jean Poirier Jeffrey Gutek Joey & Marci Labiuk John F. Mckee & Sons Jules Smyth Justin Mccord kaitlyn Davey

Listowel Pakenham Carp Quesnel kitscoty Pakenham Pakenham Atwood Provost Sturgeon County kenton kenton Unity Waterloo Cecil Lake Cecil Lake Cecil Lake Cecil Lake Great Village Craik Elora Bluffton Cremona Mitchell St-Hyacinthe St-Gabriel napierville napierville Macamic Glencoe Elgin kelliher Smiths Falls Markdale Lloydminster Little Britain Meaford Harrow Tweed Bethune Edmonton Dauphin Bragg Creek Guelph kitscoty kitscoty Roblin Beausejour kitscoty Montebello

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karen & Bethany Storey keiler Cherry ken-Doc Limousin kevlon Land & Cattle king Limousin Farm kody Rowe koyle Farms krazy kritter Farm kurt & Erin Rossmann k-View Limousins Laird Edwards Lake Road Limousin Lakeside Limousin Lanark Limousin Laural Limousin Laurkel Limousin Lazy H Limousin Lazy S Limousin LG Limousin L & J Limousin Loyal Line Limousin L. & S. Craig & Family L&S Limousin Acres Maple J Rock Farms Maple Ridge Limousin Mcneil Limousin Merlin J. Redmond Merv & Diane Springer Micheala Mccord Mineral Valley Farm Mitchell Farms M & M Ranch nith Valley Limousin normand Garneau north Plains Limousin nYk Cattle Company Orbit Valley Limousin Payne Livestock Plains Limousin Prairie Pride Stock Farm

napanee Lloydminster Saskatoon Taber Yarmouth Worsley Iona Station Phelpston Quesnel Hensall Craik Worsley

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Preston Acres Limousin Qually-T Limousin Railway Creek Farms Raymond And kathleen Smart Rcn Livestock Red Maple Farms Richard Plante Riley Bohrson Rilla Hunter Rocky Ridge Limousin Runnymede Farms Selby Genetics Short Grass Limousin Smart Limousin Spare Time Livestock Spring Rock Farms Spruce Hill Farms Squirrel Creek Limousin Stoneridge Meadow Sunray Limousin Sunset Farms Symens Land & Cattle Symens Land & Cattle Co. Three Way Limousins Tim Davey Top Of The Hill Farm Triple A Farms Triple D Farm Enterprise True north Limousin Verbeek’s Limolean Farm Vista Limousin Vykki Johns Wagner Livestock Whitney Lee Labiuk Willowcrest Limousins Wright Way Limousin Young Limo Farms Zackary A Labiuk Zamora Ranch Zwambag Cattle Company

Pontypool Rose Valley Madoc Meaford Paradise Hill Orono St-Barthelemy Hanley kenton Winfield Matapedia Selby Swift Current Meaford Oxford Mills Hagersville kingston Macgregor Oro-Medonte Jasper Picton Claresholm Claresholm Lake Francis Westbourne Southhampton Carleton Place Thorndale Sundre Sturgeon County Fort Frances Rimbey Cherhill kitscoty Lac La Biche Brandon Ennismore kitscoty Rock Creek Glencoe

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8th Annual

de Jager Limousin Bull Sale

with guest consignors Andrew Ranches

Tuesday March 13th, 2018

1:00 pm - Bow Slope Shipping Assoc. in Brooks, Alberta

40 Two year old red and black bulls on offer

Join us for Lunch at noon. Hope to see you there!

Thank you to all our bull and bred heifer buyers in 2017. Congratulations to Greg and Linnea Andrew who won $250 from the ALA bull Buyers draw last year! Be sure to have your name entered in the ALA Bull buyers draw for $250-$1000 simply by buying a registered bull from our sale! For a catalogue please contact us at 403-964-2587 or check out the website www.dejagerlimousin.com

Box 88 Rolling Hills, AB T0J 2S0 H: 403.964.2587 F: 403.964.2587 E: jaapcanada@eidnet.org

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Tips for Putting Together Your Bull Buying Check List

Biography: Dr. Colin Palmer is an Associate Professor of Theriogenology (Animal Reproduction) at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Nova Scotia, Dr. Palmer worked in mixed practices in Ontario and British Columbia and has owned/operated a practice in Saskatchewan. Dr. Palmer along with his wife Kim and children Lauren, Emily and Carter run a herd of purebred Red Angus cattle under the KC Cattle Co. name. If you don’t know what you are looking for there’s a good chance you won’t buy what your herd needs! Let’s face it … there are a lot of really good bulls out there and a lot of really good seedstock producers. Before heading out to shop for bulls I think every commercial cattleperson has to decide what kind of herd he or she wants to have. Since we are all breeding cows to generate calves it really comes down to what we intend to do with those calves. Seedstock producers will generally want to produce bulls first and replacement females second with all other marketing structures falling in line behind the primary goal. Commercial cattle producers market weaned calves, produce replacement females or retain ownership of calves to feed through to slaughter. I have not included backgrounding here as that will eventually lead to a live calf sold or a finished animal being sold on the rail. You need to decide what it is you are doing, or what you want to do with your calves and ultimately your herd. Marketing of weaned calves is the most significant source of revenue on most commercial cow-calf operations followed by the sale of cull females. Culling animals, in turn, requires that replacements be purchased or retained, and if expansion is in your plans more will be needed than are sold. When selling weaned calves your income will largely be determined by pounds of calf offered up on market day. If this is the case, then the best bulls for you should be the ones with the greatest potential to produce heavier calves at weaning. Since you are not retaining ownership for slaughter you shouldn’t really concern yourself with carcass trait data. Milking ability, stayability, and even show ribbons really are not that important for you either. Growth traits including birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight are all highly correlated – a fact that must be considered carefully as you rank your sale picks. The highest weaning weights are likely to be associated with the highest birth weights, but not always. Shorter gestations may be one reason high growth animals have lower than expected birth weights. When you see numbers that appear to be inconsistent don’t be shy about asking questions and doing a little investigating. Trade-offs will have to be made. Producers selling weaned calves must also be concerned about calving ease. Dystocia is the number 1 killer of very young calves and we all know that big calves are not worth much when they are dead! Put in a different context, if you expect to gain 50 pounds per calf with your new bull then each and every oversized dead calf will be worth 12, 6-weight calves. I’d take a smaller live calf over a big dead one any day. Having said that, little teeny weeny calves often turn out to be underachievers so I think it is a good idea to know what your calves typically weigh at birth and what cows like yours are capable of calving. The same holds true for your breeding heifers. If you are looking for a bull to produce replacement females then you have a different set of priorities. Again calving ease is very important and can’t be ignored. Managing birth weight in your herd can be one of those gifts that keeps on giving, or not; you decide! When bred

to the same bull, big birthweight heifers will produce bigger calves than their lighter birth weight herd mates. Birth weight is the biggest single predictor of dystocia and at some point a threshold will be reached and those big heifers could start having trouble. Milk production, fertility, and longevity balanced with growth performance are all things that should be on your list when shopping for a herd builder. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) are very useful for comparing bulls and are more reliable than the bull’s own performance because they take into account the performance of his relatives. Using weaning weight for example, if pasture conditions were excellent and every imaginable supplement was provided your pick of the pen could have a tremendous actual weaning weight; however, his weaning weight EPD would be much more modest, and of course, realistic. Likewise, Calving Ease Direct and Birth Weight EPDs are more reliable than looking at the bull’s own birth weight. These data should be available for every purebred bull (representing a breed that calculates EPDs) that you might be considering. If you are not comfortable with EPDs then do what you can to change that. Most of the time you will see that the bull’s own performance is in line with the EPDs or vice versa. Use all of these numbers to help make up your short list of bulls. No less important are what I call the “soft” traits. These are the ones that don’t often have EPDs associated with them and usually require more time to investigate. Structural soundness – feet and legs are very important. First, the bull needs to get around to breed and should be a viable breeder for at least the next few years. Secondly, any replacements kept from this bull will hopefully remain in the herd for at least a decade. When buying a herd builder check out the teats and udder on the dam and other female relatives. Temperament is very important regardless of your herd goals. There are enough good cattle nowadays why should anyone put up with the bad ones! High strung bulls pass on their crazy to the next generation amazingly well. Fertility and frame score should definitely be on your list, especially, when keeping replacements. Females sired by bulls with larger scrotal circumferences have greater lifetime fertility and heifers from these bulls tend to reach puberty sooner. Is your new bull likely to increase, decrease or maintain your current cow size. If you don’t pay attention to mature size who knows what your herd is going to look like. If frame score is not available assessing the bull’s parents and other family members will also provide this information. One tool I like to use is the breed association websites to gather more information. Through these sites I can find out how a bull ranked amongst his contemporary herd mates and how many progeny his mother has produced, when they were born and their current status. I can also conduct a detailed examination of the pedigree. For most commercial producers this might be too time consuming, but it sure is helpful when searching for your next purebred herd sire. Good luck on your bull buying adventures.

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social news Condolences Our condolences to the family of James Lore. Jim passed away on December 19, 2017 at the age of 86. Jim farmed near Carstairs, Alberta and was one of the early founders of the Limousin breed and served as President of the Canadian Limousin Association in 1977. Jim enjoyed trying new farming practices and was among the early adopters of farming without summer fallow and no till farming. In 1970, he joined one of the first agriculture and environmental consulting firms in Alberta. In 1984 he formed a similar company called Jim Lore and Associates. Much of his work involved expert testimony before courts and semi-judicial bodies. Jim was a family man and will be missed by his wife June, children, grandchildren and many other family and friends. Jim liked to quote the artist Charlie Russell who said that, “If you can make your living doing what you like, you are one of God’s truly blessed.” He always said that he was one of those.

British columbia news Happy New Year from the West Coast! Hope 2018 is treating you right so far. BC is gearing up for a few key events this spring to showcase our breed.

The Limousin breed was very well represented at the 2nd Annual BC Bull Pen Show on February 3, 2018 in Prince George, BC. Limousin took Grand Champion Pen and Grand Champion Halter Bull at the inaugural show in 2017 and maintained their titles in 2018 with Pinnacles View Limousin

winning Grand Champion Continental Pen, Grand Champion Pen Over All Breeds and Grand Champion Halter Bull under judge Cordy Cox. Our breed will be well represented again and will be in the hunt for more banners and much deserved recognition at this all breeds event. Secondly, the Peace Country Limousin Breeders are gearing up for their 29th Annual Limousin bull sale. This is the only “all Limousin” bull sale in the province, and will have a new date for 2018. The sale has moved to Saturday, April 7th and will feature 30+ bulls, as well as, more than 50 quality replacement heifers. This should also draw some well-deserved attention with the same quality bulls the cattlemen have come to appreciate, but with a new date and fresh look. That is all from this side of the Rockies! Erin Kishkan

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alberta news Greetings from the Alberta Limousin Association! Alberta Limousin breeders are gearing up for another strong set of Bull Sales, Open Houses and Private Treaty Sales, all while calving in weather that seems to keep going from one extreme to the next! First and foremost, we’d like to announce that the Bull Buyer Cash Draw is back for 2018! Buy a Limousin or Lim-Flex bull from an ALA member to win some CASH! See photo or our newly designed ALA website, www. albertalimousin.ca for full details as well as a full list of ALA members.

and user friendly. We have an interactive map feature showing all current ALA members, please take a look and make sure your information and map location is correct and submit any updates required. You can also submit your sale or event to our calendar via a form on the site. And be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date on ALA happenings. Amy Miller Secretary, Alberta Limousin Association

We would also like to extend an invitation to you to attend our Annual Summer Field Day, calendar auction and Annual General Meeting where we will be making the Bull Buyers Draw. We are excited to announce the Field Day will be heading back to the north and will be hosted by DC Farms and Excel Ranches in the Barrhead/Westlock area. Mark Saturday, June 16th on your calendars and join us for a full day of Limousin business, networking and hospitality and stay tuned for full details of the event coming soon. In other news, we attended the Medicine Hat Pen Show in December, a big thanks to Tessa Verbeek for giving us a hand and manning the booth. We have just finished redesigning our website to make it more functional

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saskatchewan news Find Limousin Bulls Available at these Saskatchewan Sales and Operations SALES Nordal Limousin & Angus Bull Sale February 15 :: Saskatoon, SK

Jones Cattle Co Morse, SK

J Yorga Farms Annual Production Sale February 26 :: Flintoft, SK

North Plains Limousin Bethune, SK

Bar 3R Bull Sale March 15 :: Oyen, AB

Martens Livestock Strasbourg, SK

Canada’s Red, White and Black Sale March 17 :: Moose Jaw, SK

Greenwood Limousin Lloydminster, SK

Northwest’s Bull Sale March 19 :: North Battleford, SK

Payne Livestock Lloydminster, SK

Anchor B & Carpenter 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale March 22 :: Hanley, SK

Qually-T Limousin Rose Valley, SK

32nd Annual Prairie Gold Limousin Bull Sale March 23 :: Saskatoon, SK

Skull Creek Ranches Eastend, SK

Best of The Breeds Bull Sale March 25 :: Yorkton, SK

Circle T Limousin Estevan, SK

PRIVATE TREATY

Gerry Villeneau Kelliher, SK

RCN Livestock Paradise Hill, SK Short Grass Limousin Swift Current, SK Hi-Way Limousin Bethune, SK Karwandy Limousin Cabri, SK Hewson Land & Cattle Cut Knife, SK

2017-2018 SLA Board 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 Hirschfield

Double B Cattle Co. Unity, SK

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manitoba news Welcome to 2018 from the MLA.

Before I proceed with 2018 events I would like to review a few 2017 highlights. The MLA hosted the 2017 Canadian Limousin Association Annual General Meeting at the Canadian Junior Limousin Impact Show in Portage La Prairie July 27-30, 2017. It was a very successful event with spectators from British Columbia to Nova Scotia and some from the USA as well. Thanks must go out again to the Davey and Smyth families for organizing and managing this amazing event for the Limousin Juniors. Thank you also to everyone who attended, sponsored, volunteered and participated in the great weekend. Naomi Best received an award from the CJLA; a sponsored trip to Australia. This once in a lifetime opportunity was to be taken after the CJLA Impact Show. Naomi spent 28 days and toured many farms and fairs in Australia. Congratulations to a granddaughter of Manitoba Limousin pioneers, Ron and Marg Sangster. Onto 2018. The MLA’s AGM was held in Brandon, MB on January 13, 2018. All committee reports were given and positive results were acknowledged. Congratulations to Cherway Limousin on receiving the 2018 Manitoba Limousin Ambassador Award. Cheryl and Wayne are very worthy recipients of this award.

A report from Naomi Best’s trip to Australia was given highlighting many different aspects in Australian beef production.

The new executive for 2018 is: Bill Campbell - President Travis Hunter - Vice President Jay-Dean Symth - Secretary Sherry Grandmont - Treasurer All the best with your calving season. See you down the road in 2018 at the various Limousin events. Bill Campbell President, Manitoba Limousin Association

2018 Manitoba Limousin Association Ambassadors We would like to express our gratitude for the nomination and award of 2018 Manitoba Limousin Ambassador to Manitoba Limousin Association President, Bill Campbell and to all who have made this possible. We are deeply honored to receive this award. For 39 years we have worked towards a quality herd by emphasizing efficient, easy keeping cattle that produce offspring with superior carcass quality for commercial cattlemen and seed stock producers. We select traits that increase profitability: fertility, muscle, maternal, docility and calving ease. We occasionally purchase purebred bulls and females, but we have mainly upgraded the herd through the constant use of carefully selected AI sires. We encourage our clients to explore the value added markets available to Limousin sired muscular calves, our success depends on their success. Bred females and show prospects are consigned to various sales during the year and sold by private treaty.

and show etiquette and marketing, and we gratefully absorbed the information. Both Cheryl and Roberta have served terms as directors on the MLA, Roberta, Ellen and Andrew actively served on the MJLA and MB 4-H. Cheryl has represented beef production as a director on MBP, served on past PFRA committee and as a 4-H Beef Leader. The family has been blessed with many great friendships derived from the Limousin and general cattle ‘community’. Outside of our own herd, we remain involved in the beef industry through preparation of the MLA News & Views and look forward to conversations and visits with cattle producers. Thank you to the MLA, CLA and fellow breeders for the impact each have had on our family and cow herd. We encourage everyone to evaluate their herd and evaluate their talents, get involved by volunteering at, or participate in cattle association events to promote the good work ethics we have in producing quality beef.

We’ve built our purebred breeding program on a foundation of experience in the commercial cow/calf business, annually feeding out a percentage of our calf crop for the freezer beef trade. We know that the end product of a high-yielding carcass is what drives the demand for quality replacement cattle. Our beef customers expect a consistent quality beef product with lots of muscle and tenderness. Through the years other breeders have shared their wisdom of management tips, cattle fitting expertise 53

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Ontario news When I start breeding in late March for January calving, I forget how the weather can have an impact on calving at that time of year. In January when I start calving, I always say ‘and why do we calve in January’, thawing out water bowls, or dealing with half frozen calves, or unhealthy cold and warm weather swings. By the middle of March, we will no doubt be planning next year’s calving again. We have had some extreme weather temperatures so far this winter, with some extreme cold weather and recently warm April like weather with rain has taken the snow and frost away. Hopefully we will get some steady cold weather to help keep things clean, dry and healthy. Cattle prices strengthened slightly in December, but haven’t changed too much in the new year. Hopefully we will see some stronger prices moving into spring. Beef cattle producers are always more willing to spend money on bulls if prices are better. 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 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, March 3rd. 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

maritime news It’s hard to think of beach time when thawing water pipes, but this is a great time to bring up the National Junior Limousin Impact Show being held in Great Village, Nova Scotia this summer from August 1st to 4th where you can see the Bay of Fundy, it will give you two reasons to visit. A great show in a gorgeous venue with super kids and cattle, plus an opportunity for those of you that have always wanted to visit down this way but just haven’t made it, or have been before and wanted to come back. The schedule is just being fleshed out now, but we hope to provide an event that will give the juniors an opportunity to showcase their hard work, yet at the same time offering them some down time to visit the area and get to see Nova Scotia. We have indications that close to 45 juniors from Atlantic Canada plan on participating (and half a dozen farms that are lending cattle so these juniors will have animals to show). Currently we have 39 juniors that are members of the Canadian Junior Limousin Association – with half a dozen of them now registering their own prefixes. Having come through the last 5 years of these awesome shows, these juniors are

now buying their own females and starting herds of their own. With twenty-one new breeders in Canada in 2017, I am proud that six of them hailed from the Maritimes. Proof that the stronger the junior aspect of any breed association, the stronger the breed. For those of you planning on attending I urge you to book your hotel early. The Holiday Inn Hotel on Prince Street is offering special rates – just mention the Limousin Junior Show when you book at 1-902-895-1651. We would like to welcome new NB Limousin breeders Jill Renton of Maple Ridge Limousin, David and Kim Smith of Mineral Valley Farm and TNL Farm with Terry & Lori Anne Thorne. Welcome also to new NS breeders Andrea Horsnell, Fred & Marilyn Porter and Linked Farms Ltd with Alyson Bremner and Nicholas Juurlink. Congratulations also to NS breeders Balamore Farms for obtaining Elite Dam status with their TMF Miss 370Z cow. See you in August! Barb McLaughlin Secretary, Maritime Limousin Association

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QUÉBEC NEWS Quebec News

Québec Nouvelles

QUEBEC LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION & LIMOUSIN TEST STATION ANNUAL MEETING

ASSEMBLÉE ANNUELLE DE L’ASSOCIATION et de LA STATION UNIQUE LIMOUSIN DU QUÉBEC

ST-MARTIN GENETIC TEST STATION IN LA BEAUCE REGION - LIMOUSIN BULL SALE

VENTE DE TAUREAUX LIMOUSIN STATION GÉNÉTIQUE DE LA BEAUCE (ST-MARTIN)

All members of the Quebec Limousin Association are invited to attend their annual meeting on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 13:00, which will be held at Motel Blanchet, in La Discrète meeting room, located on 225 boulevard Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville, J2E 1A9. We are hoping to see you all there as it is important for us to be hearing about your needs and expectations towards YOUR association. We wish to thank you in advance for your presence and involvement.

The St-Martin Genetic Test Station will be holding its 21st Bull Sale on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. The interested buyers will be selecting their next herd sire among a group of high quality individuals. Complete performance information on these bulls can be found at the following: www.agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie, Centres d’élevage bovin (CEB) - multisources (stations). Please make note that you are going to be able to make purchase on-line via: www.liveauctions.tv

The Quebec Limousin Association wishes to thank all breeders having registered their high quality and performing bulls to be offered for sale. We are as well sincerely thanking all those buyers who will be selecting a genetic tested bull, that is truly a proof of their commitment towards genetic improvement and their dedication to improving their own herd performances. All the success for your calving season and upcoming Bull Sale. Best Limousin regards, Diane Joly, secretary (514) 974-6456

L’Association invite tous ses membres à venir assister à l ‘assemblée générale annuelle le dimanche, 25 mars prochain au Motel Blanchet situé au 225 boulevard Saint-Joseph Ouest, Drummondville, J2E 1A9, salle La Discrète à compter de 13h00. 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.

Pour sa vingt et unième année d’opération, la Station génétique de la Beauce (St-Martin) sera fidèle à sa réputation. En effet, elle ne décevra pas les acheteurs en leur offrant lors de son encan du samedi, 17 février 2018 des taureaux répondant à leurs attentes. Toutes les informations concernant les performances de ces taureaux se retrouvent à l’adresse internet suivante: www. agrireseau.net/bovinsboucherie, Centres d’élevage bovin (CEB) - multisources (stations). À noter qu’il vous sera possible de faire vos achats en direct par internet sur www.liveauctions.tv.

L’Association tient à remercier tous les producteurs de taureaux qui ont 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 ainsi leur intérêt pour l’amélioration de la génétique en augmentant par le fait même la performance de leur troupeau. Bonne saison de vêlage et bonne vente. Limousinement vôtre, Diane Joly, secrétaire (514) 974-6456

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2017 CLA Award of Distinction Presented to Jim & Susan Butt at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, November 2017

WSusan Butt of Maple Key Farms, e are recognizing Jim and

Embro, Ontario for their outstanding contribution and commitment to the promotion of the Limousin breed in Canada and of Canadian Limousin genetics around the world. Jim and Sue are people, who, if they believe in something, put their whole heart and soul into it and we can say they have truly done that with Limousin cattle. Jim was raised on his family’s farm near Embro, Ontario which specialized in laying hens and feedlot beef cattle. Sue was raised in Brantford, later moving to Woodstock. Although as Sue says, she was a town girl, her family had roots in agriculture too. In 1979, Jim and Sue took over the family farm while Jim worked as a salesman for St. Mary’s Cement and Sue as a librarian with the Oxford County Library, deciding this was the place to raise their family, daughters Colleen and Heather. 1988 saw them begin their adventure with the Limousin breed as they began the switch from feedlot cattle to a cow- calf operation. They speak of admiring the Limousin cattle belonging to neighbours Holger and Janet Lange and of Holger’s daughter and son-in-law Chris and Keith Wiffen, taking them to their first Limousin sale, the 1988 Golden Opportunity Sale where they purchased four fullblood bred cows with calves at side. At the same time they became Canadian Limousin Association and Ontario Limousin Association members. Their herd soon grew to fifty cows, predominately fullblood, and later breeding for polled fullbloods. They supported the bull test program and over the years had bulls on test at Arkell, Hodgins, Belldoon and Posthaven. They were supporters of Golden Opportunity and Northern Lights sales as well as others sales across the country. Daughter Colleen recalls Maple Key Andrea

being named as their first Elite Dam. Maple Key breeding stock have sold throughout Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New York, Florida and Georgia. Both Jim and Sue have served terms as directors of the Ontario Limousin Association with a keen interest in the promotions and advertising committees. Jim was OLA president in 1995 and then took his turn on the Canadian board from 1997 – 2003, including a term as CLA president. Jim and Sue are a perfect of example of teamwork, one will take on a job and the other is there for support and back up. They are huge supporters of the Limousin Junior program and the opportunities it provides our youth. At many CJLA conferences you will find Jim and Sue working as judges of events and behind the scenes in scoring and tabulations. In 2000, Jim and Sue decided to attend the International Limousin Congress in France and came back excited about the experience, of the breeders they had met from around the world and the cattle they saw. Since then, they have travelled to the ILC in the United Kingdom, Australia, Denmark and Sweden, Argentina, and Ireland and have encouraged other Canadian breeders to attend as well. 2011 brought the beginning of change at Maple Key Farms with plans for daughter Colleen and son-in-law Warren to become part of the farming operation. Their children Avery and Erin are now the 5th generation on the farm. This has allowed Jim and Sue to think of semiretirement with more time to spend with their three grandchildren, and to travel and see the world (but always with Limousin promotional brochures in their luggage). In 2014, after 25 years breeding Limousin cattle, the decision was made to focus on other aspects

of the farm and their herd was sold to Matthew Heleniak and family of Hawkeye Cattle Company. When asked about the highlights of those 25 years, they recall receiving the Margaret Madgett – Breeder of the Year award in 2002, helping to organize and host the International Limousin Congress in Canada and of the many great friendships they have made. While the Limousin breed has benefitted from the Butt’s involvement we would be remiss not to mention that Jim is a charter member of the Hickson Lions club, having been recently awarded the John Tipping Award for 40 years of community service and Sue’s work as a member of the Brooksdale-St Andrews UCW, as a 4-H leader and Girl Guide leader. Jim has also been councillor for Zone 3 of the Egg Farmers of Ontario for many years. They are very dedicated volunteers in their home community as well. Jim and Susan, and your family, (Colleen and Warren, Heather and Kyle, Avery, Erin and Alex) thank you for your dedication to and unfailing support of Canadian Limousin.

Jim and Susan Butt and family receiving The CLA Award of Distinction 2017 from Canadian Limousin Association General Manager, Tessa Verbeek.

Words by Garry & Sheila Smart

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Breeder Section BRITISH COLUMBIA

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

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

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

WWW.FOUILLARDLIMOUSIN.COM

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PUREBRED DRIVEN. COMMERCIALLY COMMITTED.

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

ALBERTA

southbridgelimousin@theboss.net

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

(403) 742-3882 RICK

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

(403) 742-5916 TERRY

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

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

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Lonny McKague Box 171, Ogema, SK SOC 1YO

SASKATCHEWAN

(306) 459-2788 • (306) 459-7801

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

www.hockridgefarms.ca

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

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

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

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

Stan & Pat

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

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Carey

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Steven

Brittany

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

Kyle & Erin

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

ONTARIO

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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

Arcon Cattle Company

Arley Cattle Company

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Bill & Mary Anne Zwambag Nick, Andrew & Matt

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

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

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

Visit our website at:

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

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

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

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

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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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Advertising Rates:

One Page $1,000.00 One Half Page $650.00 One Quarter Page $375.00 Annual Card Rate $250.00 All ads will be in full color All Prices Plus GST Yearly contract discount 10% (Card Ads Exempt) For More Information Contact Bryan Kostiuk 306.934.9696 Editor C: 306.292.7763 Chris Poley Marketing

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Advertisiers Index Amaglen Limousin 13 Anchor B Limousin 21 Andrew Ranches Limousin 20 Andrew Ranching 20 Arcon Cattle Company 59 B Bar Cattle 7 Balamore Farms Ltd. 23 Bar 3R Limousin 39, 59 Bar-Dale Limousin 58 Bee Zee Acres 24, 60 Bova-Tech Ltd. 61 Bow Valley Genetics 61 Carpenter Cattle Co. 21 Cherway Limousin 59 Clark Cattle 25 Cochrane Stock Farms 59 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. 61 DC Farms 12 DeJager Limousin 48, 58 Diamond C Ranch 10, 58 Eden Meadows Farm 2 Edwards Limousin 15 Excel Ranches 6 Fort Ellice Limousin 59 Fouillard Limousin 58 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. 61 Greenwood Limousin 11 Gutek Limousin 39 61 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. Hansen’s Limousin 58 Haystack Acres 60 Highland Stock Farms Ltd. 5 Hillview Farms 22, 58 Hi-Valley Limousin 22 HiWay Limousin 59 Hockridge Farms 59

Hollee Limousin 12 Hudson Limousin 58 J Yorga Farms IBC Jaymarandy Limousin 43, 59 Ken-Doc Limousin 14 Lazy A Limousin 20, 59 Lazy S Limousin 29 New Life Limousin 24 Payne Livestock OBC Pinnacle View Limousin 1, 58 Poley, Chris 61 Poplar View Stock Farm 59 Posthaven Limousin 60 Qually-T Limousin 43 Rail Line Farms 36 Red Coat Cattle Station 59 Richmond Ranch 8, 9, 58 Riverstone Cattle Company IFC Rocky View Livestock 58 Runaway Ranch 29 Short Grass Limousin 34 Skeels, Dan 61 Smart Limousin 60 Southbridge Limousin 58 Stewart Limousin 31, 58 Stockmens Insurance 61 Stoneyview Farms 14 Team Auction Sales 61 Top Meadow Farms 60 Triple “R” Limousin 60 Willowcrest Limousin 58 Windy Gables Limousin 3, 60

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

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JYF 602D

JYF 282D

JYF 292D

JYF 628D

JYF 707D

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


RPY 29E Purchased by J Yorga Farms

RPY 34E Purchased by Excel Ranches

ATU 17E Purchased by Smart Limousin

RPY Paynes Crossfire 28C

RPY Paynes Cracker 17E

SEMEN ALSO AVAILABLE FROM

RPY Paynes Diesel 37D

S: COLE Architect 08A Homo Polled Owned with Arcon Cattle Co.

S: JYF Yieldmaster 80Y Homo Polled Owned with Jones Cattle Co.

S: COLE Architect 08A Homo Polled Owned with B Bar Cattle, Andrews Ranches & Red Oak

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