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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

The Canadian Simmental 2017 Convention – A Huge Success!

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he Maritime Simmental Association was this year’s host of the 2017 Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick from August 10th to 13th. The schedule began Thursday morning with a tour to Jo-Dreen Farms as well as Hopewell Rocks. Great hospitality was provided as the guests were viewing the Jo-Dreen herd, and the sights of Hopewell Rocks was something special, especially for those from Western Canada. Later in the afternoon the CSA Provincial Presidents meeting of representatives from the Provincial Simmental Associations and the CSA board and staff was held. This annual face to face meeting provides the opportunity for updating on CSA programming as well as discussion on the activities from within the Provincial Simmental Associations. The beautiful Delta hotel was the venue for a “meet and greet” later that evening which brought together the Convention attendees in a casual setting. The following day’s events started with the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation (FCSF) Board of Directors meeting and FCSF Annual General meeting. During the FCSF AGM the Foundation membership approved a by-law change that will see a new membership structure with the Canadian Simmental Association becoming the sole regular and voting member. This change makes all Canadian Simmental Association members of the FCSF through the CSA and as a result the FCSF AGM in 2018 will be part of the CSA AGM. The National YCSA Annual General meeting was also held Friday morning with Wyatt Miller from Saskatchewan being elected as the new National Board President. Congratulations Wyatt, and a big thank you to out-going President Dylan Foley for his strong contributions to the YCSA program. YCSA competition classes began later in the morning and continued throughout the day. The Simmental Innovations Symposium was also held Friday with participants hearing presentations from Sean McGrath and I on CSA programming. Ellen Crane, from the Maritime Beef Council, gave a very informative presentation on “Growth in the Maritime Beef Sector”. A wide range of topics were covered throughout the Symposium relating to genetic improvement for the Canadian Beef Industry through the Simmental breed. Those in attendance gained knowledge relating to seed-stock production, as well as asking questions on CSA breed improvement programming. No trip to Atlantic Canada would be complete without spending some time on the water and after a great meal, boat cruises left the Delta harbor to wrap up the day. Saturday was a day full of activity that began with a CSA Board of Directors meeting, and while the Board was dealing with the business of the Association there was opportunity for others to watch the YCSA showmanship classes. The afternoon began with the CSA Annual General meeting which presented the various reports for the 2016 CSA fiscal year. The financial status of the CSA remains very

solid with another surplus being recognized for 2016. This illustrates the success and presence that Simmental is enjoying in the marketplace and is also a credit to the CSA board and staff and their adherence to sound fiscal management. An election was held for the three CSA Director positions, which saw Lee McMillen and Blair McRae being re-elected, and Frank Robblee elected as a new CSA director. Retiring director, and past President, Kelly Ashworth was presented with a gift of appreciation for his contribution to the CSA Board. Five by-law changes were presented and all were approved by a strong majority vote with one amendment being made regarding the regional representation structure. The amendment was made was to combine British Colombia with the Maritimes in one seat and Quebec will have a seat of its own. This was different than the original proposal of Quebec and the Maritimes being in a combined seat, and although there is a geographic difference in the approved structure, it was felt that the change now better represents the actual activity from all regions across Canada. Following the meeting the 2016-17 CSA Executive was elected with all Executive members remaining in place; President Lee McMillen, 1st Vice President Garth Rancier, and 2nd Vice President Blair McRae. The CSA banquet, which was held Saturday evening was very well attended and we enjoyed a fabulous meal of lobster or steak. Judging by the look of the bibs around the room the lobster was a huge hit! The Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction completed the evening, and was once again was one of the highlights of the Convention. This year’s sale continued to build on the success of previous auctions raising funds for research, youth programming and scholarships. Congratulations to all involved and a huge thank you to all who donated as well as to those who bought items. Special mention to Tryon Simmentals, of Crapaud, Prince Edward Island for providing the 2017 FCSF donation heifer. The FCSF is again generously supporting the YCSA with 15% of this year’s auction proceeds. Sunday’s activities were totally focused on YCSA conformation classes and was the culmination of the events which occurred over the weekend with competitors from Alberta to the Maritimes. The enthusiasm of the participants and quality of the cattle paraded before Judge Francis Gagnon was exceptional and evidence of the strong future that lays ahead for Simmental in Canada. It was a very busy few days in Fredericton and area and CSA members and Simmental enthusiasts from across Canada were shown some tremendous Maritime hospitality. Thank you to the Maritime Simmental Association and everyone who contributed in any way, your enthusiasm and dedication to the Simmental breed is appreciated. Plans are underway for the 2018 Canadian Simmental Convention that will be hosted by the Alberta Simmental Association in Olds, Alberta from August 9th -12th. Watch for details and make plans to attend and experience the Simmental excitement.

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By John Crowley Director of Scientific & Industry Advancement, Canadian Beef Breeds Council Research Geneticist, Livestock Gentec at University of Alberta

ith the increase in availability of selection indexes on seedstock in Canada, it is interesting to observe their usage. This article stems from a recent conversation with a European colleague in relation to sire choices based on filtering versus selection index as criteria. The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) publishes two selection indexes, the All Purpose Index (API) and the Terminal Index (TI), which attend to slightly different breeding objectives. Once you identify the most appropriate index based on purpose, bulls can then be ranked. Subsequent to picking bulls from the index ranking, avoiding inbreeding and increasing the risk of genetic defects (mentioned later in the article) then need to be taken into account. This would be theoptimum way to use these indexes. Another practice used, more often in the absence of an index, is to filter bulls based on a minimum threshold for a trait, or multiple traits. Those who have done this know that once you go beyond 2 traits and try to keep those minimum thresholds high, you end up with very short sire lists and in some cases, won’t find any sire at all to fit you preferences. This method of sire selection can have a very different result than index utilization. As an exercise, let’s compare differences between selection index use and filtering. The average API and TI of the top 1% of two year old bulls is 139 and 79, respectively, with approximately 550 bulls in each group. If we take calving ease (CE) as a filtering criteria and only choose bulls in the top 1% for CE, the average API and LPI of the are 125 and 72, respectively.That’s -14 and -7 index units in difference. That filter leaves a choice of 70 bulls. However, if you expand to three traits, CE, weaning weight (WW) and carcass weight (CW), you have to get lenient and expand to top 15% in each. In this scenario, the average API and TI in the returned team of bulls is125 and 75 respectively, but you only have 15 bulls to choose from, which increases chances of inbreeding and gives very little room for utilizing a fourth trait for selection. The more traits you want to filter on, the more lenient you need to get with your minimums and the number of bulls returned from your search will only get larger by increasing leniency. Rarely, if ever, will multi-trait filtering

be better than utilizing a selection index to generate profit. There is some logic to apply minimum thresholds to traits evaluated on animals but is an inferior practice to ranking on indexes. Bio-economic models underlie the weightings on each trait that sum to an index but filtering applies uneven and mal-informed selection pressure to the individual traits. Filtering on multiple traits hinders the speed at which you achieve your breeding objectives. TI and API are two different selection indexes designed to meet terminal breeding objectives and objectives where replacement heifer needs are important. Choose the index appropriate to your breeding goals and stick with it while simultaneously managing inbreeding and genetic recessives for each mating. Now filtering on genetic recessives makes more sense. Presently, strategies to manage recessives are to cull the carrier, utilize crossbreeding or be strategic in your mating practices i.e. don’t mate to another known carrier. To the latter strategy, recently, talk about genetic defects has steered more toward the management aspect rather than the low tolerance approach of “cull if detected”. It has been shown that dollars are being left on the table if a high genetic merit animal carrying a defect is culled instead of monitoring matings. Granted, infrastructure and logistics need to be in place before such conditions can be managed but in the beef industry, we are not far off that scenario. Genotyping of both potential mates and screened for defects, and/or a likelihood carrier score generated and a central monitoring system would all be included in a perfect system. There have been many examples where genetic defects have poked their head up all of a sudden even though matings of close relatives had been avoided. Industries where AI and embryo transfer are used to a high degree potentially have a bigger risk of exposure. In recent studies, culling the carrier animal was shown to be an economically inferior practice than retaining that animal for breeding and managing the matings. Sires judged suitable to remaining as breeding stock, despite a carrier status for a genetic defect means his genetic merit likely outweighs the fact that he may pass on a recessive gene. These sires simply need to be used appropriately on females known to be non-carriers.

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From the Director’s Chair

1st Annual International Simmental/Simbrah/ Simmangus Exposition and Conference Garth Rancier – Canadian Simmental Association Director

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his past summer we had the opportunity to travel to Durango, Mexico to judge the Simmental show at the 1st Annual International Simmental/Simbrah/Simmangus Exposition and Conference. What stood out for us is that no matter where you go, Simmental breeders are some of the friendliest, hospitable, passionate breeders in the beef business. After a day of flight delays and missed flights, my wife, Angela and I, met up with the CSA General Manager Bruce Holmquist, and Fred Schuetze from Texas, in Mexico City for the last leg of our flights to Durango on July 18. We were treated like royalty starting the very first night with some very traditional Mexican food and hospitality with some of the directors, and employees of the Mexican Simmental Association. On July 19th we had the opportunity to spend part of the day touring with a group in Durango. It began with a tour of historical downtown Durango and the Durango Cathedral built in the 1800’s. The state of Durango is an area built on heavily on two industries, agriculture and mining, so our next tour was to an underground Mineral Mine museum. Our third stop of the day was the Pancho Villa museum in the historic center of Durango. It was a very interesting museum, with many stories about the Mexican revolution, as well as the life and death of Pancho Villa. From there, we enjoyed more hospitality and a great beef lunch with all the dignitaries, speakers, and foreign guests before the conference portion of the event. While you would expect the weather in Mexico to be hot in the middle of July; Durango is in a mountainous area and at nearly 6,200 feet elevation we got lucky with temperatures cooler there than at home in Alberta. There was four speakers at the conference including Bruce Holmquist, touching on advancement of the Simmental breed in Canada and the world as well as touching on EPD’s. Fred Schuetze gave an update from the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation, and extended an invitation to the Federation of America’s Conference taking place at the Canadian Western Agribition in November. M.V.Z Luis Lopez Bustamante and ING. Jose M. Medina Chapa from Mexico also both spoke at the conference.

July 20th was the Simmental show, where about 140 Simmental were exhibited. I had the honor of judging the show with Luis Lopez Bustamante from Mexico. The show had a very heavy Canadian influence with many Canadian sires represented and some Canadian dams as well. The Champion Simmental bull was completely Canadian bred. In the Mexican Simmental Association they essentially have 3 breeds. The Simmental are traditional colored, and breed character is very important to them. Anything that is red or black and not traditional colored is considered a Simmangus, and that segment of the breed is just getting established. They also have Simbrah that are a combination of Simmental and Brahman and thrive in the hot and humid areas. We were treated to more traditional Mexican food after the show at a very authentic restaurant including a mariachi band at our table. On July 21st we had the pleasure of watching Fred Schuetze from Texas and Cesar Cantu from Mexico judge the Simbrah show where approximately 100 head were exhibited. That evening we attended the awards banquet and sale. Government officials attended the sale as well as there is much government incentive and funding to buy cattle in the state of Durango. The highlight for the Mexican breeders and Association was a bull being purchased by a group from Texas. Bruce Holmquist spoke at the banquet and extended an invitation to all of the Mexican breeders to the Simmental Federation of the America’s conference at Agribition. We would really like to thank the Mexican Association for having us there to judge. It was an honor to represent Canadian Simmental in Mexico. We expect a sizable delegation from Mexico at Agribition this fall for the Simmental Federation of the America’s conference and I would encourage Canadian breeders to take the time to meet many of the breeders from there in attendance.

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2017 CSA TOTAL HERD ENROLLMENT PROGRAM MEMBERS

Thank you to these CSA members who are ‘THE’ program participants and provide the data that drives Simmental genetic improvement for the benefit of the Canadian Beef industry. 1076986 BC LTD DBA KT RANCHES, KEVIN CARSON & TRACEY THOMPSON, BC 3M SIMMENTAL RANCH, M & D, FURBER, BC 4 MATT SIMMENTALS, JAY ALTA & KAITLYN, MATTERS, AB ABC CATTLE CO., RICK MCINTYRE, SK ACADEMY HILL LIVESTOCK, JOHN & KATHY PEARSON, ON ADAM’S SIMMENTALS, ADAM DANIEL, GIEBELHAUS, AB AJB LIVESTOCK, AMY BONCHUK, MB ALAIN LABBE, QC ALCOVIA SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & CHERYL LAYER, QC ALDARON, AARON GRAY & ALECIA WEINHEIMER, SK ALLIANCE SIMMENTAL FARMS, MIKE MCCART, ON ALLISON BROTHERS SIMMENTALS, PARKER ALLISON, AB ALLISON C PORTER, SK ALLISON SATCHWELL, AB ALLISON WOLFE, AB ALTABARR FARMS, JOHN HEATHER & SCOT BARR, AB AMY FADDEN, AB ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, DAN & KAREN SKEELS, AB ANDERSON BROTHERS CATTLE COMPANY, BRUCE & COLIN ANDERSON, AB ANDREA ERIN LEE HADWAY AB ANDREA L. ANDERSON, AB ANDREW JANZEN, AB ANNA MAE LACROIX, ON ANTOINE BOURGEOIS, QC ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD., KELLY ASHWORTH, SK AVALON SIMMENTALS, G. PATRICK MADIGAN, ON B BAR C SIMMENTALS, BRETT & CHRIS HOUCHIN, AB B. MCFARLANE FAMILY HOLDINGS LTD, R G & DONNA L MCFARLANE, ON BAR 5 SIMMENTAL STOCK FARMS LTD, ON BAR CL FARM, LINUS CLARK, AB BARBARA VANCE - V5 SIMMENTALS, BARBARA VANCE, ON BEAGLE SIMMENTALS, CHAD & MICHELLE BEAGLE, AB BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH, BEAR CANYON COLONY, AB BEAVER HEAD RANCHES LTD., DARRYL WILLIAM, AB BEAVER RIDGE SIMMENTAL, ALVIN & WANDA FEDYK, SK BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTALS, STEFON & JOHN BEECHINOR, AB BERGMAN FAMILY FARM, AARON BERGMAN, SK BERNARD AND LISE LEAHY, ON BERT’S NR SIMMENTALS, NORBERT DE ROCQUIGNY, MB BETTY & RAYMOND PASCHKE, SK BIG ROCK SIMMENTALS, LARRY & CHARLENE RAST, BC BIG SKY SIMMENTALS, MATHEW C. SMITH, MB BILL PETERS, SK BLACK ACES CATTLE CO., TERESA MANN, SK BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, RANDY NOBLE, SK BLAIR STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAIR STONE, AB BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM, ALAN BLODER, SK BOISVERT SIMMENTAL, MARC BOISVERT, QC BONCHUK FARMS, DAVE & WAYNE BONCHUK, MB BOOMER CREEK LIVESTOCK, OWEN B MARTIN, ON BOSS LAKE GENETICS, BRITTANY & KYLE BOSS, AB BOTTWOOD ACRES, ADAM & JODY BOTT, ON BOUNDARY RANCH, SARAH & DARBY DELORME, SK

BRAD CARSON, MB BRADEN J. SMITH, AB BRANDON SATCHWELL, AB BREEZY RIDGE SIMMENTALS, CLAIRE ROUIRE, MB BRIAN J. MCCARTHY, SK BRIAN MILLER, AB BRIDGEWAY LIVESTOCK, KARL & KRISTINE SAUTER, SK BRITTANY BARKLEY, ON BROCK RANCHES, BRIAN & ROXANNE EBBESEN, AB BROKEN ARROW CATTLE CO., ROBIN JAMIESON, QC BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR, AB, KEN D. ADAIR, AB BS RANCH KAYLE HARAKAL, AB BS RANCH, SHAUNA HARAKAL, AB BURNS SIMMENTALS, STERLING BURNS, ON C.D. LAND & CATTLE, DOUG & CHERYL DOMOLEWSKI, AB C.R.M. SIMMENTALS, CHAD MEUNIER, AB CAIRNS SIMMENTAL FARM, BRAD & SHERY CAIRNS, SK CALLIE N.ANDERSON, AB CAMDEN CATTLE CO., LLOYD JORGENSON, AB CAMERON FARMS & RANCHING, ALEX CAMERON, ON CAMPBELLS RIVERSIDE SIMMENTALS, MARY CAMPBELL, MB CARLA HICKS, SK CARLSRUHE CATTLE COMPANY, TADOMI HUNT, ON CARMICHAEL FARMING CO., SK CASALOMA CATTLE COMPANY, DANIEL & JODENE FERRE, SK CEDAR VIEW SIMMENTALS, GARY NEUMAN, ON CHERRY CREEK FARM, ED & LYNNE ANDERSON, MB CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, CHRIS ANDRUKIEWICZ, AB CHUCK & TAMMY DUBE, AB CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, GARTH CUTLER, AB CITY VIEW SIMMENTALS, BLAINE R. BARNETT, SK CLARENCE PERLINGER, SK CLARKSON VALLEY SIMMENTALS, KYLE KLASSEN & ASHLEY HARRINGTON, AB CLAUDE CARBONNEAU, QC CLAUDE LEMAY, QC CLAY SIMMENTALS, BARCLAY SMITH, AB CLEARWATER SIMMENTALS, CHAD SMITH, AB COLLEEN G SEVCIK, AB COLT ARNOLD, AB COLTON HILLMER, MB CONRAY CATTLE CO., CONNOR & GAYLE BEECH/ MCKAY, MB CORBIN HOUCHIN, AB COURTNEY WOLFE, AB COWASSAGET BROOK FARMS, FRASER MCCALLUM, NB CRAIG SIMMENTAL, KEN CRAIG, SK CRANELAKE LAND & CATTLE, RYAN WELTER, SK CREST VIEW CATTLE CO., GREG WOYCHYSHYN, MB CREST VIEW LAND&CATTLE CO.LTD., TERRY & FREDA WOYCHYSHYN, MB CRIMSON CREEK SIMMENTALS, DUSTIN & ASHLEY RUSHINKA, MB CRISIS CATTLE CO., CHAD VALENTE, BC CROCUS SIMMENTALS, TIMOTHY P. SCHERGER, SK, RON CROSBY, BC CROSSROAD FARMS, GERALD & LAURIE WOYTIUK, SK,

JODY WOYTIUK, SK CRYSTAL SPRINGS RANCH INC., E & C WEITZEL, BC CRYSTAL YOUNG, AB CURLE FARMS, BRUCE CURLE, MB CURTIS SIMMENTALS, JUSTIN & LANDON CURTIS, SK CZECH-MATE SIMMENTALS, JIM GWEN & ANDREA SMITH, AB D & J MCQUAIG, AB DALE & SHELLY DODGSON, AB DALE A. YOUNG, SK DALE L. EYBEN, AB DALE R & JUDY SMITH, AB DART SIMMENTALS, RYAN KWIATKOWSKI, AB DAVENOR FARM, JESSICA SEVACK, QC DAVID & VERN LUTHER, SK DAVID DEEG, AB DAVID SEVCIK, AB DAWSON & OWEN, BEAULAC, SK DAYNA RAE ANNE HADWAY, AB DC STOCK FARMS, DOREEN CLAITER, AB DEAN SMITH, AB DECUBBER & FILS ENR, A/S ERIC, DECUBBER, QC DEEG SIMMENTALS, ROGER & DAVID DEEG, AB DEER RANGE FARMS, GORDON & TRAVI OLSON, SK DEN BROKS R-RANCH INC., KRIS, MARK & CHANTALLE DENBROK, SK DENNIS & JEANNE SMALL, AB DESROCHERS SIMMENTALS, BLAKE MURRAY RON DESROCHERS, MB DGR CATTLE CO., DARYL & ROBERTA RENAUD, AB DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS, CINDY BOGART, AB DIAMOND FOUR SIMMENTALS, TYLER & KEVIN NEWSHAM, AB DIAMOND J RANCH, CHARLES CAVE, SK DIAMOND K CATTLE CO LTD., BRYCE & COLE WEISS, SK DIAMOND T SIMMENTALS, TROY & MELANIE / ROY& LOR CERNY, AB DILLON MILLIKEN, MB DJ FARMS, DENNIS & DEBBIE ELLIOTT, ON DON C SMITH, AB DON HEGGIE, AB DONNA ARTHUR, AB DONNA LOUGHRAN, BC DONOVANDALE FARMS, GERALD & KEITHA DONOVAN, ON DORALEE GENETICS, ROSS & ELIZABETH SMALL, ON DORIS AND DONALD IMRIE, ON DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, KEN & RICHARD DIMLER, SK DOUBLE BAR MD, DALE & MAXINE DOYLE, ON DOUBLE D SIMMENTAL, DORIS DOELGER, MB DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, G. GOODSMAN, SK DOUBLE J RANCHES, JAMES & RICHARD JENKINS, AB DOUBLE R FARMS, STACY YOUNG, AB DOUBLE R SIMMENTALS, RYAN HEATHER, SK DOUGLAS S. OESCH, ON DOWNEY FARMS, ALLAN & JACQUIE DOWNEY, MB DOWNHILL SIMMENTALS, EVERETT OLSON, MB

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DR. EDWARD M. SHACKLADY, AB DRIFTING “M” RANCH, GRANT & CHARITY MILLS, SK DRY CREEK SIMMENTALS, TIM BOWLER & LOIS MORTON, SK DUNC’S CATTLE COMPANY, IAN MCRAE, ON DURALTA FARMS INC., DAVID A DWAYNE DURIE & DAVID G. DURIE, AB DWAYANN SIMMENTALS, DWAYNE & ANDREA HORST, ON DWAYNE K DOWELL, AB E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, CARMAN JACKSON, MB EAGLE-RIDGE SIMMENTALS, D&L AND D&D, BLAIN AND MCLEAN, AB EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS, C. S. K. & C / R . MANSKE & WESSON, SK EDN SIMMENTALS, DEAN ELDON NEITZ, SK EDWARD & BRENDA, BEAULAC, SK ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, PAT & SHERRY ELLIOTT, AB ELM TREE FARMS, GLENN & PAMELA WOTTEN, ON ENM ENTERPRISES INC, EDWIN MARTIN, ON ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., DAVID & KRISTA ERIXON, SK ERVIN HARLAND, SK EVERETT & MARK HORTON, ON FALLEN TIMBER FARMS, CHET & JAMIE JANS, BC FAR-L FARMS, DONALD FARRELL, ON FERME B.M.S. ENR, M & S BELANGER, QC FERME FORBELL S.E.N.C., PERRY & ANNIE BELL / VACHON, QC FERME GAGNON INC., Y & D GAGNON, QC FERME KCB INC., KAVEN BEGIN & CAROLI BEGIN & FORTIN, QC FERME LAROSE, ANNIE LAROSE, QC FERME LOUMI S.E.N.C., M & J LATENDRESSE ET L. BROUILLET, QC FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, G & H BELLAVANCE, QC FERN CREEK SIMMENTAL, COREY PASCHKE, SK FLYING S RANCH, KEN & SHAUNA SINCLAIR, SK FONTAINE (CAREL) FARMS, C & E FONTAINE, AB FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM LTD., KENNETH/TWILA/LYLE FORDEN, SK FORE SEE CATTLE CO., ROD CHIZAWSKY & SANDI BEREZAN, AB FOREVER YOUNG FARMS, BILL & NANCY YOUNG, ON FOUR S SIMMENTALS, JAMES/JANET/ADAM/CE SHOSTAK, AB FRANCIS BEAUMONT, QC FUSION LIVESTOCK, ROSS GILES, ON G 5 CATTLE CO LTD., JOHN & GAYLENE GROENEVELD, AB G.T.A. RANCH INC., GREG & TRACEY AINSWORTH, AB GALAXY SIMMENTALS, EDDY & APRIL DREGER, SK GARREN SKEELS, AB GARRY BOON, SK GENDRON, JUNIOR GENDRON, QC GERALD & EDITH DAOUST, SK GERALD F. PORTER, SK GIEBELHAUS SIMMENTALS, R ERIC J GIEBELHAUS, AB GLARRO FARM, ANDRE VAN AGTEN, NB, BONNIE GLASMAN, MB GLASMAN FARMS, MATTHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, MB GLENDALE FARM, DAVID & DEBBIE BRUKETA, AB GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, GORDON JONES, MB GRADY BROWN, AB GRANT AINSWORTH, AB, JADE AINSWORTH, AB GRA-TAN RANCH, GRANT & TANYA CHITTICK, AB GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, IVAN & GRACE OESCH, ON GRAYDEN KAY, AB GRINALTA FARMS, RUEBEN A. & ELAINE GRINDE, AB GRONA FARMS, DALLAS GRONA, SK GROUPE BMS BOSIVERT SIBELLE FLECK, C/O FERME

SIBELLE, FLECK SENC, QC HALLRIDGE SIMMENTALSE.A.HALL, E & M HAL, ON HAMPTON SIMMENTALS, JODI HAMPTON, AB HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, ROBERT HANDFORD, MB HANNAH SIMMENTALS, WADE HANNAH, AB HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HOWARD PYNE, NS HAROLD & ANNE CHESLOCK, ON HAROLD GODFREY & SON, DON GODFREY, PE HARVIE RANCHING, SCOTT COLE & IAN HARVIE, AB HERITAGE HILLS FARM, CHRIS & GORICA DAVIS, ON HERTER SIMMENTALS, LARRY & LINDA HERTER, SK HICKS SIMMENTAL, DOUG & BETTY HICKS, SK HIGHWAY 5 SIMMENTALS, TRENT WOLKOWSKI, SK HILLCREST SIMMENTALS, KANDEE LUCAS-HAGERMAN, ON HILLTOP HOLDINGS, GARY & KIM ANWENDER & DARCY HERAUF, SK HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., MURRAY HOEGL, SK HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS, MARCEL & ALINE THEROUX, MB HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ALLEN HURLEY, ON IH SIMMENTALS, IAN HALTINER, AB INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, JUANITA & BILLY ELMHIRST, ON ISABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, SK J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, AB J HANDLEY/S WILLIAMS & T & K CAMPBELL, ON J. HANDLEY & S. WILLIAMS, JOANNE/SHANE HANDLEY/ WILLIAMS, ON J. RANDY AUMACK, SK JAMES B MASTERS, ON JANE LITTLE, SK JANET & DARREL WENIG, SK JASON & KELLY STILLMAN, ON JASON LEBLANC, SK JAYDAWN FARMS (KRIS MCQUAIG), KRIS MCQUAIG, AB JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, AB JCL SIMMENTALS, ZOEY BOAL, ON JEFF BRUKETA, AB JERRED HENDERSON, SK JERRY BARBER, QC JIM & DESIREE MATSON, AB JIM OR SHIRLEY MOON, BC JM NEW TREND CATTLE CO., JACEY MASSEY, AB JNR FARMS, JERRY & NICOLE REPKA, AB JO-DREEN FARM, J.S. STEEVES, NB JOE BARNETT, SK JOE WEISGERBER, AB JOHN GRANT, SK JORDAN AND KATIE DEEG, AB JOSEPH CHESCU, MB JOSH & JADA TYLER, SK JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, AB JP CATTLE CO., GLEN & BARRY LOWES ERIC PATEMAN, MB J-PAULMURIELLEGAETAN GIROUX, J-PMURIELLEGAETAN GIROUX, QC JR CATTLE, JAMES ROGER GOOD, AB JT LIVESTOCK LTD., JOHN & TAMMY DOLLIVER, AB KADE EARLEY, ON KADE RANCIER, AB KALE L SCHERGER, SK KATHRYN DOLLIVER, AB KC STOCK FARM, COLE G.W. DODGSON, AB KC STOCK FARM, KYLE DODGSON, AB KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITTLITZ, AB KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, SK KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, AB KENT J. SMITH, AB

KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS, QC KIM ANWENDER, SK KIMBERLY MATTHEWS, AB KIN - KIN CATTLE CO., GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, AB KINDRED SPIRIT CATTLE CO., BRIAN RICHE / ROBERT MCDOUGALL, SK KONRAD FARMS, KYLE & NICOLE KONRAD, AB KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRA SANFORD, BC KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, SK KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G B AND T. KUNTZ, SK KURTIS- PROPERZI LAND AND CATTLE, KURTIS PROPERZI, AB KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, AB KYLE & AMANDA REAY, SK L C RANCH, L. CRAIG & L. CODY HOGG, AB LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE BISCHOF, QC LA RANCH, LUKE MUEHLEN, BC LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, SK LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO., BARRIE COLLEEN & DACIE PRZEKOP, AB LANE T. SCHERGER, SK LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, MB LAZY CREEK SIMMENTALS, JON-WILLIAM/MICHAEL VERSTEGEN, SK LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, MB LAZY RS RANCH, DUSTY AND RALPH BURNS, AB LAZY S RANCH INC., STEWART & DOREEN AINSWORTH, AB LEE STILBORN, SK LEEUWENBURGH SIMMENTALS, JACK & WILLARD LEEUWENBURGH, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, HOWARD ARNOLD, AB LEMIEUX RANCHING LIMITED, DOUGLAS & DARLENE LEMIEUX, AB LEO PERLINGER, SK LEONARD BERGEN, MB LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, AB LINDA LIBKE, SK LLOYD & JEFF WATSON, SK LOCKHART VALLEY SIMMENTALS, LEE & TINA ROBSON, AB LOCUST HILL FARMS, JARRETT & KRISTA JOHNSON, ON LOGAN DAINES, AB LONE STONE FARMS, LONNIE, KAREN, NATE & AL BROWN, AB LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, W & L MALYSH, AB LONG LAKE SIMMENTALS, JIM & BARB WARBURTON, MB LORNE G. WEBSTER, BC LORNE KWASNICKI, SK LYSENG LAND & CATTLE, MARK & JOSH LYSENG, AB M & J FARMS, MILES GLASMAN, MB M & R CATTLE CO., MICHAEL CHAMBERS, AB MACCROSTIE LIVESTOCK, JEFF MACCROSTIE, ON MACKENZIE SKEELS, AB MACLEOD SIMMENTAL GENETICS, WILLIAM & SUSAN MACLEOD, NB MADER RANCHES, RANDY, RONDA, RYLEY & JILLIAN MADER, AB MADISON BOAL, ON MAPLE HILL FARM, BENOIT COTE & NORMAN TAYLOR, QC MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY & LINDA BERTHOLET, MB MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, ON MAR MAC FARMS, A BLAIR MCRAE, MB MARK & TAMY FROST & FAMILY, MARK FROST, QC MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, AB MARLIN ROSS JOHN LEBLANC, SK

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MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE TAIKA VON KONIGSLOW, ON MATHESON FARMS, P. J. B. & B. MATHESON, PE MATTHEW JANZEN, AB MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, AB MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, G. & G. K. MAXWELL, AB MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, DOUG SCOTT CAROLYN MCCORMACK, SK MCELDON ACRES, VICTORIA MCELDON, ON MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, AB MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, SK MCINTOSH RANCH, KOLTON MCINTOSH, MB MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MB MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, SK MEADOW ACRES FARMS, BLAIR LAUREL DUSTIN FORNWALD, SK MI SIMMENTALS, MIKE IMLER, AB MICHAEL J PORTER, SK MIKE WEISGERBER, AB MILESTONE SIMMENTALS, WAYNE A./BRYAN CURRAH/ BRAMLEY, MB MILLARD FARMS LTD., JERRAD MILLARD, AB MILLINGTON RANCH, DEAN & GINA SENTES, SK MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., M K I & A MITCHELL, BC MONTAGNEOUSE CREEK SIMMENTAL, JOSEPH GIESBRECHT, AB MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, AB MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, SK MOOSE CREEK INVESTMENTS, SHON SMITH, AB MUELLERS NOSSA TERRA, CHRISTOPH & BERTA MUELLER, QC MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., WARD JUSTIN & AMANDA MUIRHEAD, SK MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE MUTCH, PE NEIL CARSON, MB NELSON RANCH, LOWELL NELSON, AB NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, ON NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, AB NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, AB NJAA CATTLE CO., CONNOR NJAA, SK NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, AB NORFOLK CATTLE, BONNEY BRYAN DANA CADMAN, ON NORMAN PLUME, ON NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, SK NORTHERN PARADISE RANCH, RYAN & CARLY KONTZIE, MB NORTHWAY CATTLE CO., AB NORTON SIMMENTALS, NEIL/GLENN/ARLEN NORTON, AB NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, ON O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, O & E BAKKEHAUG, AB O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, ON O’CONNELL FARMS, HUGH & ADELE O’CONNELL, ON OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, TODD & DANNA COLLINS, MB OCKERMAN SIMMENTALS, ORIN AND DONNA OCKERMAN, AB OH KAY FARMS, ROBERT LOUGHEED, AB OKOTOKS FLECKVIEH EMBRYO GROUP, SHACKLADY, AB OLMSTEAD CATTLE CO., OLMSTEAD & ARMSTRONG BRYCE & NIKKI, MB OTTER CREEK FARM, JACK R HANSEN, ON OUTBACK CATTLE CO., J. PAUL ABRAMS, AB OUTLAW CATTLE CO., BRADLEY DUNDAS, AB PALOMINO RANCH, VICKY HILDEBRANDT, AB PARKHILL RANCHES, LES DUNCAN, AB, DUNCAN PEARSON, AB

PAT WORKMAN, MB PEARSON SIMMENTALS, MERRILL PEARSON, AB PEMLOCK SIMMENTAL, SCOTT LETTS, AB PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO., DARRYL & TANYA PERKIN, MB PERNITSKY FARMS LTD., NICK & ANTHONY PERNITSKY, SK PETER & MARLENE GAUNCE, NB PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL PAT & LEE STILBORN, SK PHILIPP WEITZEL, BC PHILIPPE BARRETTE, QC PINCH HILL CATTLE COMPANY, BRANDON HOMER, ON PINE CREEK SIMMENTALS, GEORGES/GOEDELE/ALOIS KERCKHOF, AB POOLES ARROW RANCH, CHARLES & LYNN POOLE, BC PORTER RANCHES LTD., C/O SANDRA PORTER, AB PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, SK R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, AB R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, SK RACHIDO RANCH, RANDAL & DONNA CHITTICK, AB RAFTER 4-T FARMS LTD., DARRELL & LORALIE TATARIN, AB RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS, JENNILEE STEWART, MB RANCH DANCLAU INC., PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, QC RANCIER FARMS & BOHRSON LIVESTOCK, GARTH & ANGELA RANCIER, AB RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETTE JANSSEN, MB RAYMOND CHITTICK, AB RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, AB RED RIBBON LIVESTOCK, KATIE WOOD, ON RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, AB RED WILLOW RANCH LTD., DARREN TYLER, SK REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, AB RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID GERALD & RICH MAGUET, MB RICH SIMMENTALS, RICHARD JOHN GIEBELHAUS, AB RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLIA/JASON RICHARDS/ MCLEAN, MB RICHWOOD SIMMENTALS, RICHARD J WOODDISSE, ON RILEY WOLFE, AB RISKAN HOPE FARM, VERN & BARB LUTHER, SK RIVER POINT CATTLE & REX CRAWFORD, ON RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, ON RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, AB RK CATTLE CO., SANDY REID, ON RKT SIMMENTALS, RICK & JACKIE TAYLOR, MB ROBB FARMS LTD., GARY ROBB, SK ROBERT & DEANNE YOUNG, AB ROBERTSON BROS. SIMMENTAL, JAMES & EARL ROBERTSON, NS ROBSON ACRES, LAURA ROBSON, ON ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, PAUL KRESS, SK ROCKING R SIMMENTALS, RODERICK & KAREN ORANGE, AB ROGER FORTIER & FILS, MONIQUE DEMERS FORTIER, QC ROLLING JN FARMS, J B NIELSEN, AB ROLLY ACRES FARM, RAYMOND ARNTZEN, AB ROSEMEAD FARM, IVAN C MATTHEWS, ON ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, SK ROSS CREEK SIMMENTALS, TREVOR A HILTZ, NS ROSS LEBLANC, SK RUSSELL AUMACK, SK RUZICKA FARMS, MICHAEL & JENINE RUZICKA, AB RYAN DOWNEY, MB S AND S SIMMENTALS, STANLEY & SCOTT GIDDINGS, SK SADIE ANWENDER, SK SAJ SIMMENTALS, STUART JAMIESON, SK SANDRA JEFFERY, SK SAUGEEN ACRES, DAVE SMYTH, AB

SAVANNAH HILLMER, MB SAWLEY RANCHES LTD., TYLER JERRYCHARMAY SAWLEY, AB SCHATZ SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & ALYSSA SCHATZ, AB SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, CAMERON SCHWEITZER, MB SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, SK SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO., RYDER JACE & NASH BEUTLER, SK SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, QC SEVCIK SIMMENTAL RANCH, RUSSELL SEVCIK, AB SEVEN HILLS FARM, RON DLINDAMIKE TAYLOR, AB SEVEN-M LIVESTOCK, BRADLY & DONNA MORISHITA, AB SHADY NOOK SIMMENTALS, STACEY & SUSAN BELL, AB SHANDA BOON, SK SHANE BUIT, AB SHAWN A. MILLER, SHAWN & ANJE MILLER, AB SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, AB SHORE SIMMENTALS, STEVEN & HOLLY SEBASTIAN, SK SIBL SIMMENTALS, IVAN/LINDA/BARCL SMITH, AB SILVER CREEK SIMMENTALS, G A C & A FISK, SK SIMMERON RANCH M. SKARET, MARTIN SKARET, AB SKYRIDGE FARMS, GILLES VUIGNIER, MB SKYWEST SIMMENTALS, RILEY EDWARDS, AB SNOWDAME FARMS, BRUCE SNOWDON, ON SNOWY, THERESA-MARIE WEITZEL, BC SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD., SCOTT LEES, AB SOMERLED FARM, BOB GRANT, ON SOUTH HOLDEN SIMMENTAL, G & J FLEMING, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS LTD., LINDEN STUART, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS, ROBERT STUART, AB SOUTH SIDE RANCH, RYAN PREECE, SK SOUTHAM SIMMENTALS, SHARON SOUTHAM, MB SPRING CREEK COLONY, ANDY HOFER, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG ZIMMER, AB SPRUCE GROVE CATTLE CO., BRUCE HOLMQUIST, SK SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, AB SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, AB ST LIVESTOCK, STEVEN THORGILSSON, MB STARWEST FARMS LTD., KEN AND CAROL WARKENTIN, BC STONE CREEK FARMS, RUSSELL LITTLE, AB STOREBO FARMS, DALE & DWIGHT/BRYCE STOREBO/ BAXTER, SK STRATHSPEY SIMMENTALS, MEGAN ROBERTSON, PE, DEANNE STRATULIAK, BC SULLIVAN SIMMENTALS, JOHN &/OR LINDA SULLIVAN, QC SULLY’S FARM, CLAIR SULLIVAN, ON SUN RISE SIMMENTALS, EVAN & LINDA CUSS, SK SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, MERLIN JOY & DEAN ARNTZEN, AB SUNBERRY VALLEY RANCH, DARREN VANCUREN, AB SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS, WAYNE & LINDA LIBKE, SK SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS, TOM & SHARON TURNBULL, SK SUNSET SIMMENTALS, GREG ARNESON, AB SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS, DUANE NADINE JERRY CAUMARTIN, MB SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, SK TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, SK TER-RON FARMS, TERRY ADAMS/ROB ADAMS, AB TERRY & LORETTA YOUNG, SK TERRY SKORETZ, AB TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM AND GLEN JACKSON, MB THOMAS JANZEN, AB THUNDERBROOK FARMS, MARK TRUEMAN, NS TIFFANY PETERS, SK TIMOTHY C. MATTHEWS, AB TINLEY HARVIE, AB

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TOBACCO CREEK CATTLE COMPANY, J.R. BRUCE, MB TODD SIMMENTAL, C/O KIRK STODDARD, QC TOP NOTCH CATTLE CO., JONATHAN KARSIN, MB TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SK TRAVIS HERTER, SK TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, AB TRI K CATTLE, KEITH & KEIRAN HODGES, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE AND MICHELE KLEPPER, AB TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEQUIER, MB TRIPLE ROSE SIMMENTALS, JEAN B O’CONNOR, ON TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTAL, WADE & ANGELA THORGILSSON, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, STEWART/STEVE THORGILSSON, MB TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, BERNIE D KLAMMER, AB TRYON SIMMENTALS, FRANK ROBBLEE, PE TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, MB TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, MB TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, GARY & JOSIE & ROBINSON MARY JANE, MB TWISTED SISTERS CATTLE CO., BRIANNA KIMMEL, AB TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAELYNN HOUCHIN, AB TYLER & ERIN LIBKE, SK TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, AB ULES BAXTER & PATTI CRAWFORD-BAXTER, NB

ULTRA LIVESTOCK, TIM & CATHY CHALACK, AB VALLEYFIELD SIMMENTALS, LARRY J. DYCK, MB VELIAN FARMS, WHITNEY & KEVIN DE DECKER, ON VERETT MORE, MB VERLEYSEN FARMS, GAIL VERLEYSEN, AB VERNON W PENNER, AB VIRGINIA PETERS(SAPSFORD), SK VIRGINIA RANCH, HARRY & MICHELLE SATCHWELL, AB W. LYLE JEFFERY, SK WAG CATTLE CO., ANDREW & WENDY GRIFFITHS, AB WANNABE RANCH, DENNIS BRENDA & LAU CROMARTIE, SK WAYDAMAR FARMS, DAVID J. MILLINER, ON WELDEHAVEN FARMS, ANDREW WELDEN, QC WELLS’ CROSSING CATTLE CO., BARBARA CICHON, AB WEPPLER CATTLE COMPANY, BRAEDEN WEPPLER, ON WERSTROH FARMS LTD., RANDY CAROL & CAYLE WERSTROH, SK WESTEROSE STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAINE STONE, AB WESTFORD FARM, CAROLYN HANNAFORD, ON WESTGOLD FARMS LTD., KEN GILBERT, AB WESTHILL RANCH SIMMENTALS, ROBERT KATELYNMATT HOLBA, SK WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, AB WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, SK WHISKEY RIVER STOCK FARM, H WADE LOANE, PE

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On the Road

Ryan Cook Simmental Country Sales Representative

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hope each and every one of you had a tremendous summer. My summer has been a busy one this year. It started by attending Summer Synergy, then onto the Alberta YCSA- a very strong group of Juniors took part in both events. The breed is in great hands when you see the level of skills and determination they have. Then I had the opportunity to be a part of the CSA AGM, YCSA National Classic and Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Auction hosted by the Maritimes. Thank you to everyone who put this great event on this year, as well as everyone that supported the auction. Following the AGM, I was off to Canadian Beef Industry Conference in Calgary to take in talks from industry leaders. This year with the move to the Stampede grounds it allowed them to include livestock handling and more space for trade show. Next I attended Lacombe Research’s Field Day where they had some of their Simmental influenced cattle on display. We also

toured some of their plots where they are making great headway with the varieties of silage crops. In September I was out in Armstrong, BC for the IPE fair which was where BC hosted their 50th Anniversary Celebrations, it was the talk of the barns the following day and was wrapped up with Simmentals sweeping the Supreme show. Thank you and congratulations to all involved in showcasing Simmental in BC. CSA president Lee McMillen and myself traveled to Bismarck, ND to take in the ASA Fall Focus and represent Canadian Simmental breeders. The Ontario Autumn, Gagnon’s and Eastern Harvest sales rounded out September. The calf market is expected to be strong and so far a definite premium for heavyweight calves this fall. Looking forward to seeing everyone down the road this fall.

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50th Anniversary

Panel Questions

In means of celebrating the last 50 years of Simmental in Canada, Simmental Country is asking those that have been involved from the beginning of the breed for their input on the past, present and future of Simmental, Individuals involved in this panel questionnaire come from different backgrounds from various parts of the country. This feature article will appear in the remaining Simmental Country magazines this year.

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1 Explain your background and involvement within the Simmental breed – past and present. brian bouchard: My first involvement with the Simmental breed was in 1970 when my brother and I purchased two half Simmental bulls and bred them to our Hereford cows.That first set of Simmental influenced calves added an average of 50 pounds per calf to our weaning weights. My brother continued to use these halfblood bulls and I started to A.I. my share of our Hereford cows to fullblood import bulls.I have been heavily involved with the Simmental breed in various capacities.Today Bouchard Livestock International is a world class genetic marketing company, managing purebred cattle sales as well as marketing beef genetics.We market semen and embryos to beef producers in Canada and internationally throughout the world.In 2017 we bred our herd of 500 black commercial cows to black purebred and fullblood Simmental bulls.

Jay good: I became involved with the Simmental breed back in my “fitting service” days. I was able to prepare cattle for various sales and was fortunate enough to assist at Western Canadian shows as well as the N.I.L.E. in Billings, MT and the N.W.S.S. in Denver, Colorado. During the 1996 Calgary Stampede, while helping G5 Cattle Co., Rodney James approached me about working for Transcon. I met with him and Bob James the following day and we agreed it would happen. I’ve been involved with the registered cattle business all my life but to be able to work for Transcon was truly a life-changing opportunity. To be able to assist the great people of this breed marketing their cattle while carrying on the established level of integrity that Transcon is known for has been a real pleasure.

Scott bohrson: My wife, Rebecca and I own Bohrson Marketing Services Ltd. as well as Canadian Sires and Canadian Donors, where we heavily promote the Simmental breed throughout the beef industry. We have surrounded our family business with great people (my parents along with the Snider, Richards, Anderson, Voice and Beauliua families) who also share the same passion for the breed as we do. My past involvement with the breed began at a very young age when my grandparents, Don and Bea Bates had great success with their Sunny Valley Simmental program, and I admired their accomplishments. I grew up with purebred Limousin and they will always hold a special spot within me, but I decided to branch out into a new breed and purchased my first Simmental in the summer of 2006 and haven’t looked back.

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What drew you to the Simmental breed initially? What is it about the breed that has kept you involved in one way or another?

brian bouchard: My initial draw to Simmental was the need to improve milk production and increaseperformance in the resulting calf production. I have witnessed the positive impact Simmental has added to commercial cowherds across North America. The satisfaction of Simmental for me has been seeing the tremendous results that enthused Simmental producers have achieved in the beef industry. Jay good: I became involved with the Simmental breed because of business opportunities. What’s kept me involved is the reason that attracted Transcon prior to my employment - the people! The breed has been known as the “people” breed and that’s a very important positive when you are working on the service end, in essence, the job is more fulfilling when you are able to work with wonderful people. The breed itself offers so much to the beef industry; it’s nice to promote a product you believe in.

Scott bohrson: The people - plain and simple! It sure didn’t hurt that this proactive breed held a large stake in the cattle industry; the quality of cattle were impressive and strongly accepted by the beef industry. Early success kept me involved as my first two investments made during the World Forum proved profitable. The first one was a private purchase who went on to be an Agribition Grand Champion Female and strong producing female with great ROI. The second, was a purchase through the World Forum Sale of a bred heifer that I calved out the following January, successfully flushed in March and then sold in May for over twice as much as I paid. I was currently hooked to the endless possibilities that the breed could offer a young man getting started. The great part about being a young cattleman entering the Simmental industry was the deep set of quality cattle, because the breeders within it were never afraid to sell their best. That is why we continue to see Simmental sales annually top the market place amongst competing breeds. As much quality as the breed offers to the cattle industry, I always circle back to the quality PEOPLE and they are still the reason why I entered into the breed and why we will continue to be involved into the future

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3 What are some significant changes that you have seen with Simmentals over the last 50 years? brian bouchard: Over time I have noticed the high influence of Simmental genetics in an overwhelming number of commercial cows across the country.Simmental breeders have made tremendous advancement in developing the breed to adapt to the need and type of cattle required by commercial producers.This enables commercial cattlemen toachieve profitable results when marketing their cattle. Today’s Simmental cattle have less frame than the initial import of fullblood cattle of the seventies and early eighties. Today Simmental cattle are what I would describe as middle of the road for frame and above average for muscle and fleshing ability. Simmental cattle today are very functional when it comes to birth weight and calving ease, certainly traits our commercial customers have demanded. Jay good: Well a 50 year window pre-dates me a bit! But I do remember being in Denver in the early 1990’s and in all honesty, the Simmentals were very disappointing. However, since then and it continues on today, the impressive metamorphosis that the breed has gone through. The Fleckvieh strain was a “God-send” to the Fullblood cattle to be able to access bloodlines that were “changers.” The black

and red demographic not only added a solid color pattern but installed polled heads for the most part, all while years of breeding for “type,” the product is as competitive in the beef industry as any. Scott bohrson: I haven’t been around for all 50, but it is very obvious the breed listened to the industry critics and made significant improvements to calving ease, structural soundness and udder quality. Every breed has traits they need to work on and I credit the Simmental breeders for accepting their perceived weaknesses and correcting them without sacrificing the performance that has made them so successful in the first place. Low-maintenance cattle, with longevity has and always will be very important to the commercial industry so that is why we need to be cognizant of ease of calving, structure (overall structural integrity with strong feet) and high quality udders. Simmentals are at the forefront of the industry and we need to continue to cull hard and weed out the weak ones in the genetic pool that lack those three important traits as there is absolutely no room for it.

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4 What are some of the main highlights or accomplishments you’ve witnessed over the years with Simmental? brian bouchard: Highlights for me would be the tremendous demand and acceptance of Simmental bulls in the beef industry today from a very humble beginning in the early seventies. A personal accomplishment for me would be exporting Simmental genetics-live cattle, semen and embryos to twenty five countries around the world through Bouchard Livestock International. Jay good: There has been a lot of “highs” while working with the breed, and I see many more to come. Probably as a good blanket answer is the success of the bull sales from where they were 20 years ago. I’m quite proud to have been a part of assisting in this area as it’s always been my main passion and is the realistic side of the business.

Scott bohrson: Simmental’s largest accomplishment is that it has listened to the commercial cattleman and adapted to fill all facets of the industry, thus the continual success. They have escalated as the most sought after breed from commercial cattleman to optimize performance and top prices on their steer calves while still producing excellent replacement females. A couple breeds can attempt to rival similar performance of Simmentals, but fall way short on the maternal strength that Simmentals still offer for the replacement females. The Canadian cow herd continues to be a high percent Angus base and the most popular cross to increase revenue would be the SimAngus commercial female. This is why we continually see the high demand for Simmental genetics every spring which is a huge accomplishment the breed needs to be proud of.


5 Where do you see the breed sitting today within the beef industry? brian bouchard: The Simmental breed has become world class when it comes to beef production in Canada.There is unbelievable Simmental influence in a huge number of commercial cowherds. The breed is very competitive and in demand for feedlot cattle for beef production and feeder profit. Jay good: Simmental are a “go to” breed. The truth is that Simmental and Angus dominate the majority of cross breeding programs. I think that the Charolais breed is next in the pecking order and give them full marks for improving their product combined with some savvy advertising. They all have attributes depending on the specific circumstance but undoubtedly, Simmental, are as versatile as any.

Scott bohrson: Simmentals are a dominant breed that hold a large market share in the Canadian beef industry. This is annually proven through outstanding bull and female sales throughout the country. The involvement of youth within the breed is very exciting, to say the least and ensures continued success for decades to come. With a talented core group of experienced breeders that have been involved over the past 50 years mentoring the many young Simmental breeders between the ages of 20-40, the longevity and success of the breed is ensured.

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6 Suggestions you may have for the Simmental breed or young individual looking to start within the breed? brian bouchard: As I think about advice for a young individual looking to start within the breed, I have to reflect about when I was growing up in the cattle industry. There were basically three breeds of beef cattle in Canada-Hereford, Angus and Shorthorns. It seemed in the fifties and early sixties that Hereford cattle had the lion’s share of the bull market with Angus being second. The breed with the bull market was by far the most successful and profitable. Today Simmental has that coveted bull market. So if your goal is to make your livelihood in the purebred beef business, don’t take that bull market for granted. Your predecessors spent decades getting Simmental to this envious position in bull sales. This is your meal ticket if raising purebred cattle is going to be your full-time career. The only people that survive without a bull market are people that have a few purebred cows as a hobby. Jay good: I think we need to be a bit more conscientious of the “breed first” mentality. It has always been a strength among the breeder core. We have, in my opinion, have more fractioning than we once had. A community will always be stronger than an individual. Young, or new, breeders should try to choose the cattle they like, or more importantly, what they feel their potential clientele base will purchase. Don’t “follow” just because it seems cool and be aware of buying into artificial hype. Find your niche and use common economic sense. Scott bohrson: Do your homework - stand behind your product - market your program with consistency! The extra time and effort that the leading breeders put into sourcing genetics and doing “homework” is mind boggling - but it pays off. Some of the best breeding decisions made are the genetics that don’t get used because of doing your homework. If we refer back to question #3, I feel there are no excuses for below-average calving ease, structure or

udder quality so if you are looking to invest in new genetics whether it is a bull or female, make the effort (or send someone you trust) to view their dams, sisters, brothers or relatives to take the guess work out of your investment. This especially rings true when investing in a new herd bull or AI sire to build your program off of, find out details on their dam! I feel that in turn, by doing your “homework”, you’ll minimize the risk of acquiring genetics that bring in negative traits that won’t advance your program. Stand behind your product and communicate with your customers for long term success. Word travels quick in the livestock community and if you ever wonder which breeders strongly stand behind their product, flip through the Simmental Country sale results and the majority of the breeders with high average/gross sales are the ones that go the extra mile to tend to their customers. A repeat customer (no matter what their budget is) will always be your most valuable customer. Marketing with consistency is one factor that I feel is very important to building a successful business. Firstly, learn and understand the wants and needs of your current and potential customers. If you offer a quality product and your customers recognize your brand and know when and where it will be offered, they will be there to support. Obviously there are those situations where you have to address a circumstance and make a change but if you are annually changing the date, location, partners, management, auctioneer, ringmen, advertising, etc, your customer will sense your indecisiveness. I feel instead of pointing fingers at others on what is wrong with your lack of success; find the answer within the person who stares at you in the morning while you brush your teeth.


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Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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’Association Simmental des Maritimes était l’hôte cette année de la Convention Simmental Canadienne 2017, qui s’est tenue du 10 au 13 août à Frédéricton, au Nouveau Brunswick. Le programme d’activités s’est amorcé le jeudi matin par une visite des Fermes Jo-Dreen et du site Hopewell Rocks. Les invités ont été très bien reçus alors qu’ils visitaient le troupeau Jo-Dreen, et que tout particulièrement les participants de l’Ouest canadien ont apprécié les paysages du site Hopewell Rocks. La rencontre des Présidents des Associations provinciales avec les membres du conseil d’administration et du personnel de l’ASC s’est tenue plus tard en après-midi. Une telle rencontre annuelle en personne nous fournit l’opportunité de présenter les programmes de l’ASC et de discuter des activités organisées par les Associations Simmental provinciales. Les participants à la Convention ont profité des magnifiques installations de l’Hôtel Delta lors d’une soirée de rencontre amicale, le tout dans un cadre décontracté. Le programme du lendemain a débuté par la réunion du Conseil d’administration de la Fondation des Amis des Simmental Canadiens (‘FCSF’), suivie de leur Assemblée Générale annuelle (AGA). Lors de cette assemblée, les membres de la Fondation ont approuvé un changement à leurs statuts, plus spécifiquement au niveau des membres, faisant en sorte que l’Association Simmental du Canada devienne l’unique membre régulier ayant un droit de vote. Par ce changement, tous les membres de l’Association Simmental du Canada deviennent ainsi membres de la Fondation, par l’intermédiaire de l’ASC, et l’AGA en 2018 de la Fondation FCSF fera partie intégrante de l’AGA de l’ASC. L’Assemblée Générale Annuelle des membres juniors Simmental du Canada (YCSA) s’est également tenue le vendredi matin, lors de laquelle Wyatt Miller de la Saskatchewan fut élu comme Président du Conseil d’administration des YSCA. Nous félicitons Wyatt et nous remercions sincèrement le Président sortant, le fort expressif Dylan Foley, pour son immense contribution au programme des YCSA. Les classes de compétition des YCSA ont ensuite débuté et se sont poursuivies au cours de la journée. Toujours le vendredi, les participants ont assisté au Symposium des innovations Simmental, notamment avec des exposés par Sean McGrath ainsi que par moi-même au sujet des programmes de l’ASC. Mme Ellen Crane du Conseil des bovins de boucherie des Maritimes nous a présenté un exposé fort instructif touchant “La croissance du secteur de boucherie dans les Maritimes”. Lors de ce Symposium, on a pu écouter une gamme d’exposés reliés à l’amélioration de l’industrie bovine du Canada, notamment par la contribution de la race Simmental. Les personnes présentes ont ainsi acquis une foule de connaissances reliées à l’élevage de race pure, de même qu’en ce qui touche les programmes d’améliorations de la race de l’ASC. Aucun voyage dans les provinces de l’Atlantique ne serait complet sans avoir passé un peu de temps sur l’eau. Après un excellent repas, nous avons terminé la journée par une croisière en bateau au départ du quai de l’Hôtel Delta. L’horaire du samedi était chargé, en débutant avec une réunion du Conseil d’Administration de l’ASC et, tandis que les administrateurs s’occupaient des affaires de l’Association, les autres participants ont eu l’opportunité d’assister aux classes de compétition des YCSA. L’après-midi a débuté avec l’Assemblée Générale Annuelle, notamment avec la présentation des divers rapports touchant l’année financière 2016. La situation financière de l’ASC est demeurée très solide, avec la présentation d’un nouveau surplus pour l’année 2016. Celui-ci illustre bien tout le succès et la présence occupée sur

le marché par la race Simmental, tout témoignant bien d’une saine gestion financière tant par le Conseil d’Administration que par les employés de l’Association. Lors des élections aux trois postes d’administrateurs de l’Association, MM. Lee McMillen et Blair McRae furent réélus, tandis que M. Frank Robblee était élu comme nouvel administrateur de l’ASC. Un cadeau de remerciement pour sa contribution au Conseil d’Administration fut présenté à M. Kelly Ashworth, ex-Président et administrateur sortant. Cinq modifications aux statuts et règlements ont été présentées et toutes celles-ci furent approuvées par une forte majorité, toutefois avec un amendement à une des cinq propositions concernant notre structure de représentation régionale. L’amendement acceptée fait en sorte qu’un siège d’administrateur sera alloué pour les régions combinées de la ColombieBritannique et des Maritimes, alors que le Québec aura son propre siège au Conseil. La proposition originale visait à combiner ensemble le Québec et les Maritimes et, bien qu’il y ait une différence régionale avec la proposition acceptée, nous croyons que la modification acceptée reflète mieux les activités réelles des diverses régions du Canada. L’élection des membres de l’exécutif de l’ASC pour 2017-2018 eut lieu immédiatement après l’Assemblée, alors que tous les membres de l’exécutif sont demeurés en poste; soit Lee McMillen, Président, Garth Rancier, 1er Vice-Président et Blair McRae, 2e Vice-Président. Les délégués ont participé en grand nombre au banquet de l’ASC le samedi soir, et ils ont ainsi pu apprécier un délicieux repas de homard ou de steak. Si on en juge par l’état des bavettes un peu partout dans la salle, on peut affirmer que le homard a été fort apprécié ! L’encan de la Fondation des Amis des Simmental Canadiens est venu clore la soirée et, de nouveau, cette activité a constitué un moment fort de la Convention. La vente de cette année s’est inscrite dans la continuité des succès passés, avec une levée de fonds allant vers la recherche, les programmes pour nos jeunes et nos bourses d’étude. Félicitations à tous ceux qui ont été impliqués et sincères remerciements tant aux acheteurs qu’aux donateurs des items vendus. Un merci tout spécial à la ferme Tryon Simmental de Crapaud, sur l’Île du Prince Edouard, avec leur génisse donnée en 2017 à la Fondation. La Fondation est fière de supporter généreusement nos jeunes éleveurs des YCSA, avec un montant correspondant à 15 % des revenus de l’encan. Les activités du dimanche étaient entièrement consacrées aux classes de présentation animale des YCSA, et cela a constitué le point culminant des activités de la fin de semaine des YCSA, avec des compétiteurs provenant des Maritimes jusqu’en Alberta. Avec tout l’enthousiasme des participants et la qualité des animaux ayant paradé devant le Juge Francis Gagnon, on a pu constater que nos jeunes avaient un bel avenir devant eux avec la race Simmental. Nous avons vécu ces quelques journées très occupées à Frédéricton et dans les environs, alors que les membres de l’ASC et les fans de la race Simmental d’un peu partout au Canada ont pu jouir de toute l’hospitalité de nos hôtes des Maritimes. Merci à l’Association Simmental des Maritimes ainsi qu’à tous ceux ayant contribué d’une manière ou l’autre, nous avons apprécié votre dévouement et votre enthousiasme envers la race Simmental. Les plans sont déjà en préparation en vue de la Convention 2018 de l’Association Simmental du Canada, laquelle sera organisée par l’Association Simmental de l’Alberta, et se tiendra du 9 au 12 août 2018 à Olds en Alberta. Surveillez les détails à venir et planifiez y participer et profitez de toute l’excitation autour de la race Simmental !

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Amelioration de la Race

Les indices de sélection versus la sélection par étapes et par tri selon les caractères

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Par John Crowley Directeur de l’avancement scientifique et de l’industrie, Conseil canadien des races de bovins de boucherie Généticien et chercheur, Livestock Gentec, Université de l’Alberta

lors qu’ils deviennent plus disponibles, il est intéressant d’analyser l’emploi des indices de sélection chez les bovins de boucherie de race pure au Canada. J’ai écrit cet article suite à une conversation dernièrement avec un collègue européen à propos de la sélection des taureaux selon leurs indices de sélection comparativement à un choix effectué selon des critères de tri. L’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) publie présentement deux indices de sélection, soit un indice multi-objectif (“API; all purpose index”) et un indice terminal (“TI; terminal index”), lesquels correspondent à l’atteinte d’objectifs d’élevage quelque peu différents.Une fois que vous avez identifié l’indice le plus approprié pour les fins visées, vous pouvez ensuite classer les taureaux en ordre. Après avoir choisi certains taureaux selon leur classement pour l’indice considéré, on doit aussi s’assurer de ne pas avoir de consanguinité, ce qui pourrait accroître les risques de transmission de défauts génétiques (mentionné plus loin dans cet article). Cela représenterait la manière optimale d’utiliser ces indices. Fréquemment, avec l’absence d’indices, on effectuera une sélection de taureaux en appliquant un seuil minimum pour un ou plusieurs caractères. Si vous considérez plus que deux caractères à la fois et que vous tentez de garder un seuil minimum assez haut, vous êtes susceptibles d’obtenir ainsi une liste très courte de taureaux retenus et, dans certains cas, aucun taureau ne pourrait être retenu en fonction de vos critères. Une telle méthode de sélection peut engendrer des résultats très différents comparativement à l’emploi d’indices de sélection. En guise d’exercice, comparons les différences entre l’emploi d’indice de sélection et la sélection selon un tri. L’indice moyen “API” et “TI” du premier 1% des taureaux de deux ans est respectivement de 139 et 79, avec environ 550 taureaux dans chaque groupe. Si on applique un critère de tri basé sur la facilité de vêlage et qu’on ne conserve que le premier 1% selon l’indice de facilité de vêlage, l’indice moyen “API” et “TI”est alors respectivement de 125 et 72. Cela représente une différence respective de la valeur des indices de -14 et -7. Avec un tel tri, on obtient un choix de 70 taureaux. Toutefois, si vous considérez simultanémenttrois caractères, sot la facilité de vêlage (FV), le poids au sevrage (PS) et le poids de carcasse (PC), vous devrez alors faire preuve d’indulgence et accroître le nombre d’individus retenus au premier 15% pour chacun de ces caractères. Avec une telle hypothèse, l’indice moyen “API” et “TI”est alors respectivement de 125 et 75 pour le groupe de taureaux choisis, par contre vous n’avez qu’un choix de 15 taureaux, ce qui augmente les risques d’avoir de la consanguinité, tout en ne laissant pas beaucoup de place si on voulait considérer un quatrième caractère pour notre sélection. Plus vous ajoutez de caractères pour faire un tri, plus vous devrez être indulgent quant à vos limites minimums, tandis que le nombre de taureaux choisis selon vos critères de tri ne pourra s’accroître qu’en faisant preuve d’encore plus d’indulgence. La sélection selon un tri effectué pour plusieurs caractères sera

rarement, voire même jamais meilleure que si on utilise des indices de sélection en vue d’augmenter nos profits. Il y a une certaine logique justifiant l’application de seuils minimums pour des caractères évalués sur les animaux, toutefois une telle pratique est moins désirable si on voulaitpar exemple classer des taureaux selon leurs indices. Les modèles bioéconomiques tiennent compte de la pondération apportée par chaque caractère sur la valeur d’un indice de sélection, alors qu’avec la sélection par un tri, on applique une pression de sélection inégale et incomplète pour chacun des caractères individuels. La sélection par un tri pour plusieurs caractères vient freiner la vitesse d’atteinte de vos objectifs d’élevage.Les deux indices de sélection “TI” et“API” sont bien différents, puisque lepremier est conçu afin de rencontrer vos objectifs d’élevage terminaux, tandis que le second tient compte de l’importance de la sélection des génisses de remplacement. Choisissez l’indice convenant le mieux à vos objectifs d’élevage, puis conservez-le tout en gérant de manière simultanée le niveau de consanguinité et la présence de gènes récessifs indésirables pour chacun de vos accouplements. La sélection selon un tri de la présence de gènes récessifs indésirables est plus logique. Les stratégies courantes de gestion des gènes récessifs consistent soit à éliminer les individus porteurs, à recourir aux croisements ou encore à ne pas accoupler un porteur avec un autre individu identifié porteur.Selon de récentes discussions touchant la gestion des défauts génétiques, il semble que la dernière approche indiquée précédemment serait préférable à l’approche consistant à « éliminer si le problème est détecté ». Il a été démontré qu’on laisse de l’argent sur la table si un taureau possédant un mérite génétique élevé est réformé, au lieu qu’on surveille de près les accouplements. Je vous l’accorde, les infrastructures et la logistique doivent être en place avant qu’on puisse gérer de telles situations, toutefois nous ne sommes pas trop loin d’un tel scenario dans l’industrie bovine. Dans un système parfait, on pourrait penser à l’analyse génomique des deux parents potentiels et d’un tri selon la présence de défauts, et / ou d’un score relatifà la possibilité d’avoir un porteur, et enfin d’un système central de surveillance. Il existe plusieurs exemples où des défauts génétiques ont soudainement fait surface, même si on avait évité d’accoupler des individus apparentés. Il y a un plus grand risque d’être exposé à des tels défauts dans les secteurs de l’industrie animale où on emploie l’insémination artificielle et le transfert embryonnaire. Lors d’études récentes, on a démontré qu’en éliminant un animal porteur, cela correspondait à une pratique moins bonne du point de vue économique que si on gardait ces sujets pour l’élevage et qu’on gérait bien les accouplements. Malgré le fait qu’un animal porteur ait un défaut génétique, les taureaux jugés acceptables pour être employés comme sujet d’élevage possèdent ainsi un mérite génétique favorable qui vient dépasser le risque potentiel de transmission d’un gène récessif. On doit donc utiliser ces taureaux de manière judicieuse chez les femelles identifiées non porteuses.

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attle insurance is no different really than auto or house insurance. We get it because we cannot afford the loss should we lose the animal, whether by death or its reproductive ability compromised. Many livestock insurance policies are initiated at high end purebred sales. At the fall of the auctioneer’s gavel the animal is deemed healthy. If insuring other than directly after an auction sale, you will have to justify to the insurer that the animal is similar to what it is worth at public auction. This would apply to pet animals, show animals and so on. Just because you think it is worth X amount, they need to see some reasonable justification you could get near that at public auction. Policies on bulls cover just death or death and breeding ability or ability to freeze semen on them. To process the claim, a bull must permanently be a non-breeder because of either sickness, accident or disease. When deciding to buy and insure, make sure to examine the animal closely especially in regards to auctioned animals. Any blemish, problem, conformational, hereditary or semen issue that was previously present will not be covered by the new policy. Examine breeding bulls breeding certificate closely prior to purchase as insurers will not cover bulls that have failed or in some cases barely passed their semen evaluations. They might insure them for death in the meantime in cases where bulls were too young or they are waiting for the semen evaluation results. Claims when they are made have to be justified. In the case of death an autopsy done or in other cases a clinical exam performed by a licensed veterinarian. The claims must fall into the category of sickness, accident (injury) or disease. There are several conditions which could fall back to the original breeder such as hereditary defects, the inability to breed or lack of libido in the case of bulls. Testicular degeneration is most definitely a grey zone. Many cases are caused by injury to the testicles or concurrent disease but others are spontaneous. Each cause may have a different outcome as far as the insurance company is concerned. Always advise insurance companies of any health or injury issues which happen during the policy period. In regards to breeding bulls, have a semen evaluation preformed before the expiration date of the policy to detect problems which may have cropped up. Many misunderstandings occur regarding bull fertility. A veterinarian might fail a bull, but in the insurance company’s eyes if he could still sire calves he is deemed a breeder, and they may overrule the semen certificate. For example, a vet might fail a bull with only one functioning testicle and the other is degenerated, or injured, scarred even though the semen motility, morphology and density may be good. In the insurance company’s eyes, he can still sire calves so they would not pay out in this example. We probably have too high of an expectation on yearling bulls. Fifteen to twenty cows is plenty for a yearling bull. If exposed to cows in too large of a pasture with too much competition weight loss and potential injury are much higher. Insurance companies also have to watch the due diligence of the producer. If an insured animal had an ailment which was ignored

(especially if treatment could have been successful) a claim could be rejected. An example is a lame cow with foot rot that was ignored and became a septic arthritis. Surgery could be done in this example and this is where notifying the company when issues first happen and keeping lines of communication open is paramount. Vaccination history is also noted. It is a shame when highly valued animals have not been vaccinated with for instance blackleg and then die needlessly of a highly preventable disease. Co-mingling of bulls can lead to problems and the best advice is leave as much space as possible when reintroducing bulls. Just like other insurance policies different clauses can be put on. A clause for loss of use during the breeding season, so if a bull goes down with a cut penis and misses that breeding season, he has lost one breeding season and the payout would be a percentage of the cost of the bull. Adding clauses can increase the premium cost. With certain farm policies commercial cattle can be insured for acts of God such as drowning in floods or loss from lightning. You can usually set a high deductible that keeps the premiums lower. As with any dealings always keep the lines of communications and report or have your veterinarian report any sickness or treatments that are done on an insured animal. They’re apt to be much more cooperative if they know you have been treating a condition that has now gone south, than find out two days before the policy has expired. Never ship or destroy an insured animal without the company’s permission, unless your veterinarian does it for humane reasons. Identification should for sure include the verified tattoo, but have your veterinarian use the RFID and dangle tags as well as any other identification such as colour or brands. Although not talked about as many females are insured primarily for death. There are instances where cows and heifers may be shipped for humane reasons. With yearling heifers, ones that don’t breed generally go back as there is no way of for sure checking a virgin heifer for ability to breed. They can be palpated and ovarian function checked with an ultrasound for instance, but that is not guarantee they are going to breed. Insurance companies will pay the rock solid claims. As an industry, if they started paying all the unnecessary claims with time all premiums would go up. Right now the basic death and breeding premiums are around 10% of the value of the animal, plus a 10% deductible because claims are rather high. If the bull gets through the breeding season that is also looked at. Most clients insure animals the first year they own them that is when breeding injuries and sickness occur. The odds drop down as the animal matures. Consider the purchase of insurance especially for high valued purebred males and females you can’t afford to loose if something happens. The two main insurance companies in the west are “Canadian Farm Insurance based in Edmonton ” and “Stockmens Insurance” or “Livestock Insurance Managers” based in Saskatoon.

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Member Announcements Just Married

Andrea Smith and Andrew Sullivan were married on July 29 on the farm at Carstairs. Andrea is the daughter of Jim and Gwen Smith, Czech-Mate Livestock. Andrea and Andrew will reside on the farm where they look forward to expanding their Simmental herd and being more involved in the operations at Czech-Mate. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Alex Parsons (Windy Knoll Farm - Kingston N.S) and her husband Spencer Rice who were married September 16, 2017 on Windgate Farm! The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Shelley Parsons ( Windy Knoll Farm). Parents of the groom are Albert and Carol Rice. We wish them nothing but love and happiness in their future together!

Justine Bremmekamp of Swantewitt Simmentals and Mathew Knull married August 12, 2017 at the Knull farm outside of Leduc, Alberta.

Will Harvie of Harvie Ranching married Stephani Maile on August 26, 2017 in Olds, Alberta on the beautiful Harvie Ranch.

Congratulations Big brother Rhett is happy to introduce his new baby sister Kira, born May 10, 2017 at 7 pounds 10 ounces and 18.5 inches long. Proud parents Kurtis and Chelsea Black of Whitewater Livestock are very excited to expand their show crew. Grandparents are Jean O’ Connor (Triple Rose Simmentals), Steve O’Connor, and Dale and Betty Black.

our deepest sympathies Mr. Robert Nick ‘Rob’ Holowaychuk passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 66 years. Rob was born on March 29, 1951 at Edmonton, Alberta, to Mary and Nick Holowaychuk. Rob grew up on a farm near Chipman, Alberta, with his parents and his older sister, Rose. He attended Elementary School in Chipman, and High School in Lamont, Alberta; and went on to attend Lakeland College in Vermillion, Alberta from 1969 to 1970. While at Vermillion, Rob met Valli Lovell, and they were married in 1972. In 1974, they bought the family farm and started Ajax Angus. Together Rob and Valli had two children, Mark and Dawn. In 1978, Rob and Valli moved to a farm near Andrew, Alberta; where they continued to raise Angus cattle. Rob started his Cattle Management Company, RNH Livestock, in 1980. He moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1989, and renamed the company OBI. In 2007, Rob moved to Edenwold, Saskatchewan, where he lived with his common-law partner, Belinda Wagner, and her son, Ryan. Rob’s passion for cattle, keen eye, and great talent for assembling exceptional cow herds made OBI a success. Rob loved what he did, and loved the people he worked with. He was always willing to share his opinion; which made him a well respected member of the cattle community. Rob has left his mark on the Cattle Industry, and he will be remembered by everyone who knew him. Rob will be lovingly remembered by his spouse, Belinda Wagner and her son, Ryan; his son, Mark (Sandy) Holowaychuk, and grandchildren, Kelton and Payton; his daughter, Dawn (Robbie) Cramer and grandchildren, Jayden and Keara; his sister, Rose Pullishy, and nieces, Valerie Pullishy, Melody Murphy and Judy Engel, and their families.

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Congratulations SimmentaL Breeders on 50 years Of Simmental In Canada Get Your Breeder’s Select Membership For A Chance To Win

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Watch for consignments from these ASA Breeders Select contributors, get your membership in to add your farm to the growing list of contributors. Clearwater Simmentals Czech Mate Simmentals Deeg Simmentals Double R Farms Hannah Simmentals High Country Cattle Services Lewis Farms Mader Ranches New Trend Cattle Co. Pearson Farms Rancier Farms

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Agribition Simmental Show Schedule Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:00 PM Canadian Simmental Assoc. 50th Anniversary Banquet Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:00 AM National Simmental Show 5:30 PM Pizza 6:15 PM Draws for $10,000 in Sale Credits and secondary prizes 6:30 PM Scholarship Heifer Auction 7:00 PM 50 for 50 Edition Agribition Simmental Sale Friday, November 24, 2017 10:00 AM Commercial Cattle Show 3:30 PM Bull Pen Alley People’s Choice Saturday, November 25, 2017 10:00 AM Bull Pen Alley Show 12:00 PM Commercial Cattle Sale

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President Andrea Bartholet Box 307, Hartney, MB R0M 0X0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adbertholet@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer Laurelly Beswitherick Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 Phone: 204-637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca

Vice President Everett More Box 1754, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-748-1225 Email: vahequine@yahoo.com

Second Vice President Tracey Wilcox Box 351, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 204-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net

MSA Director Dana Johns Box 188, Kenton, MB R0M 0Z0 Phone: 204.838.2003 Email: johnsdm@goinet.ca

MSA Director Gordon Delichte

Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com

MSA Director Tom Marchant Box 263, Arden, MB R0J 0B0 Phone: 204-841-2046 Email: tristarcattleco@gmail.com

CSA Director Blair McRae RR1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca

Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca

Manitoba Simmental Bulls Taking Care of Business on Pastures this Fall Fall Show & Sale Schedule Manitoba AgEX - October 26-28, 2017, Brandon, MB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 37th Annual Sale - November, 18, 2017, Cypress River, MB Harvest Hoedown 23rd Annual Heifer Sale - November, 27, 2017, Neepawa, MB Maple Lake Stock Farms Production Sale - November, 30, 2017 at the Farm, Hartney, MB Keystone Simmental 37th Annual Sale - December, 6, 2017, Brandon, MB Shades of the Prairies - December, 11, 2017, Brandon, MB Bonchuck Farms Female Production Sale - December, 12, 2017, Virden, MB Workman Farms Complete Herd Dispersal - December, 21, 2017, Virden, MB Thank You to Tri-Star Cattle for Donating this year's MSA Scholarship Heifer. Tickets are $10.00 Each and Draw to be made at Shades of the Prairies Sale. THOM 7E Dam - TCM MS Gladiator 19B (Tattoo THOM 19B) Sire - Silver Lake Ceasar 100C (Tattoo MARC 100C) Dam Sire - MFI Gladiator 116T Sire Sire - R Plus Prairie Fire

Keystone Association Rep Jennilee Stewart RR 2 Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone; 204-763-4580 Email: rainbowriversimmentals@gamil.com

YCSA President Carson Rodgers Phone: 204-871-0261 Email: rodgersfarms1@outlook.com

50th Anniversary History Books Will Be Available At AgEx!!

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Alta Genetics Inc. American Simmental Assoc. Anchor D Ranch Dan & Karen Skeels Annette Cross Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co Ashworth Farm & Ranch Atlantic Beef & Sheep B & D McKinnly Bar 5 Simmental Stock Farm Bar A Simmentals Barb Judd Big Sky Simmentals Black Diamond Cattle Co Black's Cattle Company Bohrson Marketing Services Bonchuk Farms Bosisvert Simmental Boss Cattle Bouchard Livestock Intl. Bova Tech Ltd. Bow Valley Genetics Boyd Mcmanus Bruce Holmquist Bradley Robblee Brady Brook Farms Brent Matheson Brittany Barkley Brown Family Farms Canadian Cattlemen Magazine Canadian Simmental Assoc. Canadian Sires Canadian Western Agribition Carolyn Thompson Catheryn Thompson CDM Simmentals Champ Simmentals

Cheryl Booth Chessor Farms Chuck Groeneveld Clarence Farm Services Clearwater Simmentals Dana Johns Darren Moffat Davis-Rairdan Embryo Dean Shipley Deeg Simmentals Delta Genomics Dennis Carew DJ Farms DLMS - Cattlevids.ca Don Godfrey Don Oberg Donna Asher - Mike Millar Donna McNeal Donovandale Farms Double Bar D Farms Downhill Simmentals Dylan Foley Ellsmere Farms Elm Tree Farms Enright Farms Erixon Simmentals Everett More Farmfair International Ferme Allen Willet Ferme BMS Ferme Gagnon Ferme Sibelle Flad Racing Flying F Ranch Foxy Lady Cattle Co Fraser's Pro Home Hardware Frey Lawny Farms G5 Cattle Co

Genex Cooperative Glarro Farms Andre Van Agken Gravandale Simmentals Green Diamond Equipment Greenback Cattle Company Grey Valley Farms GW Sampson Co Harry Roblee Hi Tech Farms Hidden Hollow Farms High Country Cattle Services James Rand Jane Crawford Jason Rowland JCL Simmentals Jen Dion Jessica Sevack JNR Simmental JoDreen Farms John Lamenson Jordan Buba JS Simmentals Julie Denison June Godfrey Keith Symon Krista Whalen Lacey Fisher Laura Parsons Leewood Ranch Lewis Farms M & J Farms M & R Cattle Co Mac Crostie Livestock Maple Falls Simmentals Mar Mac Farms Marc Boisvert Mark Land & Cattle

Mark & Joanne Shologan Matheson Farms Mathew Beal Mcbride Farms Meadow Acres Farms More Brothers MRL Ranching Mutch Farms Nathan Greeno National YCS New Holland Nicole Booth Nolara Farms North Central Livestock Exchange North Hill Simmentals Nova Scotia Animal Breeders Oceanbrae Farms Optimum Genetics Perennia Food & Ag Peter Gaunce Peter Sweeten Peterson Livestock Phil Dordsy Pine Creek Simmentals Prairie Sky Holdings Provincial Hearing R Plus Simmentals Rancier Farms Red Top Simmentals Rick-Sha Farms River Point Cattle Co Robert Godfry Rose Willow Farms Rosemead Farm Sandstone Fleckvieh Simmentals Sheila Jensen

SIBL Simmnetals Silverlake Simmentals Simmental Country Spencer Herry & Basil Hoare Stan Church Stout Bros Simmentals Sunberry Valley Ranch T Down Trailer Sales & Lease The Cow Barn Tim McVicar Timberwood Farms Todays Publishing Tonette Farms Transcon Livestock Travis Penner Trendsetter Livestock Trestle Creek Triple T Diamond Tryon Simmentals TSN Simmentals Tulip Farms Tyler Harris Photography V5 Simmentals Virginia Ranch W Sunrise Angus Weaver Order Buying Westlock Veterinary Centre Westman Farms Whiskey River Stock Farm White Point Resort White Way Fishing & Farming Wild Oak Farms Windy Knoll Farms WJ Simmentals X Bar T Simmentals

Thanks to all the 2017 donators, bidders, buyers and supporters of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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Sponsor List Canadian Simmental Association Simmental Country Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation New Holland T Bar Invitational DLMS Stock Show U Maritime Simmental Association Transcon Livestock Matheson Farms MIP Show Supplies Thunderbrook Farms Scott’s Nursery Black’s Cattle Company

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2017 National Classic

August 10 - 13, 2017 - Fredericton, New Brunswick

Thank you to our Showmanship Judge - beth Trueman, Conformation Show Judge - Francis Gagnon, Team Fitting Judge – Shelia Jensen, Judging Competition Judges – Kurt Duncan, Jen Duncan & ben alward, photography Judge- Jill renton, Scrapbooking and print marketing Judge – lois mcrae

Open ShOw Female DiviSiOn

ChampiOn heiFer CalF & reServe GranD ChampiOn Open Female Connor Morse with CDM Ms Dream Date 7E sired by MR Hoc Broker

ChampiOn COw/CalF pair Connor Morse with LPP Star Date 2Z sired by Remington Prowler 111T with her calf CDM Ms Dream Date 7E sired by MR Hoc Broker

reServe ChampiOn COw/CalF pair Jennifer Deon with Brandy Brook Cha-Ching sired by MR Hoc Broker with her calf JLD Easy On The Eyes sired by CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z reServe ChampiOn heiFer CalF Cassidy Pinkham with Fusion Eclipse sired by W/C Wide Track 694Y

ChampiOn yearlinG heiFer & GranD ChampiOn Open Female Kendra Stanley with Xcel PHCC Ebony Dare 409D sired by MR Hoc Broker

ChampiOn yearlinG bull & reServe GranD ChampiOn bull Morgan MacIntyre with Xcel Zeus 413D sired by Springcreek Olympian 66A

reServe ChampiOn yearlinG bull Kaylea Donovan with Donovandale Denzel sired by MR Ishee Superstout 014 COmmerCial DiviSiOn

bull DiviSiOn

ChampiOn bull CalF & GranD ChampiOn bull Kaylea Donovan with Donovandale Bailout sired by Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X

ChampiOn heiFer CalF Grace Reynolds with Emoji sired by General Lee

ChampiOn yearlinG heiFer Allison Booth with DJ Bazinga sired by Walk This Way reServe ChampiOn yearlinG heiFer Jade Noiseux with Sane UPG Garnette 128D sired MR NLC Upgrade U8676

reServe ChampiOn bull CalF Brady Matheson with Forest Hill Adaptor sired by Remington Red Label HR

reServe ChampiOn yearlinG heiFer Grace Reynolds with Darla sired by Limousin

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BRED AND OWNED DIVISION

SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION PEE WEE SHOWMAN Corbin Reid, Moorefield, ON

CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR & GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Connor Morse with Melvern Ms Matrix 57U sired by Red Bar 5 AR Matrix 462R with her calf DJ’s Earthquake 9E sired by CDM 680S Crookshank 15A

RESERVE CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR & RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Ashley Black with Firecracker sired by Monopoly with her calf The Bomb.com sired by GCC Whizard 125W

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF & GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE Connor Morse with CDM Ms Dream Date 7E sired by MR Hoc Broker

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Connor Morse with CDM Ms Elvira 4E sired by CDM 680S Crookshank 15A CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER & RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE Connor Morse with CDM Ms Starstruck 13D sired by MR Hoc Broker

CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Hope Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

GROUP CLASSES

CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON CHAMPION BULL CALF & GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL MALE Connor Morse with DJ’s Earthquake 9E sired by CDM 680S Crookshank 15A

PROGENY OF DAM Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Dawson Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF & RESERVE COMMERCIAL CHAMPION MALE Ashley Black with The Bomb.com sired by GCC Whizard 125W

GET OF SIRE Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Jake Matheson, St. Peter’s Bay, PEI

BREEDER’S HERD Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

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reServe ChampiOn intermeDiate ShOwman Cassidy Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

ChampiOn SeniOr ShOwman Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

phOtOgraphy

JuDging

SeniOr ChampiOn Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, Ohio

SeniOr ChampiOn Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, Ohio

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Jennifer Deon , Upper Pomquet, NS

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

intermeDiate ChampiOn Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

intermeDiate ChampiOn Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Cassidy Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

JuniOr ChampiOn Connor White, Canning, NS

JuniOr ChampiOn Dawson Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON

JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Garren Skeels, Rimbey, AB

nOviCe ChampiOn Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

nOviCe ChampiOn Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Gus Reid, Moorefield, ON

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Adelynn Fisher, Amherst, NS

SCrapbOOKing

print marKeting

SeniOr ChampiOn Heather Creamer, Pugwash, NS

SeniOr ChampiOn Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon Country, AB

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Garrett Stanfield, Manchester, Ohio

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Tricia Sanderson, Cornwall, PEI

intermeDiate ChampiOn Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

intermeDiate ChampiOn Kale Chessor, Lacombe, AB

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Montana Stillman, Havelock, ON

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Jake Matheson, St. Peter’s Bay, PEI

JuniOr ChampiOn Terry Ennis, Gloucester, ON

JuniOr ChampiOn Connor White, Canning, NS

JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Tate Stillman, Havelock, ON

JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Grace Reynolds, Tatamagouche, NS

nOviCe ChampiOn Gus Reid, Moorefield, ON

nOviCe ChampiOn Hope Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Adelynn Fisher, Amherst, NS

reServe ChampiOn SeniOr ShOwman Craig Matthews, Navan, ON

granD ChampiOn Overall ShOwperSOn Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

reServe ChampiOn Overall ShOwperSOn Dawson Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

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Sire Summary quiz

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Montana Stillman, Havelock, ON

Spirit OF the ShOw awarD

JuniOr ChampiOn Arika Kathol, Drayton Valley, AB JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Dawson Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON nOviCe ChampiOn Gus Reid, Moorefield, ON nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS SeniOr ChampiOn Bennett Crane, Cardigan, PEI

Heather Creamer, Pugwash, NS

team Fitting

aggregateS

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon Country, AB intermeDiate ChampiOn Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn Morgan MacIntyre, Russell, ON JuniOr ChampiOn James Rand, Port Williams, NS JuniOr reServe ChampiOn Tate Stillman, Havelock, ON nOviCe ChampiOn Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

SeniOr ChampiOn team Cathryn Thompson, AB, Ashley Black, NB & Carson Rodgers, MB

SeniOr aggregate Connor Morse, Kingston, NS

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn Adelynn Fisher, Amherst, NS

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn team Garret Stanfield, OH, Melanie Delong, NS & Heather Creamer, NS

intermeDiate aggregate Mackenzie Skeels, Rimbey, AB

herDSman quiz

intermeDiate ChampiOn team Cassidy Pinkham, ON & Kale Chessor, AB

JuniOr aggregate Connor White, Canning, NS

intermeDiate reServe ChampiOn team Mackenzie Skeels, AB, Kendra Stanley, ON & Darren McNeely, ON

nOviCe aggregate Ty Kouwenberg, Pugwash, NS

JuniOr ChampiOn team Grace Reynolds, NS, Tate Stillman, ON & Jade Noiseux, EB JuniOr reServe ChampiOn team Garren Skeels, AB & Terry Ennis, ON SeniOr ChampiOn Cathryn Thompson, Sturgeon County, AB

nOviCe ChampiOn team Ty Kouwenberg, NS & Adelynn Fisher, NS

SeniOr reServe ChampiOn Bennett Crane, Cardigan, PEI

nOviCe reServe ChampiOn team Gus Reid, ON & Grace Fisher, NS

intermeDiate ChampiOn Cassidy Pinkham, Metcalfe, ON

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF

SIMMENTAL IN CANADA! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the first Simmental bull, Parisien, was imported to Canada. This was an event that created history and changed the Canadian Beef Industry. Since then the Simmental Breed has been a tremendous success story as it has progressed into becoming one of the most influential beef cattle breeds in North America. ALBERTA

FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL - EDMONTON, AB ....................................................................................................................... NOVEMBER 8-12, 2017

ONTARIO Simmental breeders from across Canada are preparing to celebrate our 50th Anniversary events. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to join the excitement! More details to come in the upcoming months. For any questions please contact your Provincial Simmental Association or Rae-Lee Erickson at the Canadian Simmental Association office rerickson@simmental.com

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THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR - TORONTO, ON ...................................................................................................................... NOVEMBER 3-12, 2017

SASKATCHEWAN

CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION & NATIONAL SIMMENTAL SHOW - REGINA, SK ..................................................................................................................... NOVEMBER 20-25, 2017

MANITOBA

MANITOBA AG-EX - BRANDON, MB. ........................................................................................................................ OCTOBER 25-28, 2017

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Alberta Junior Wild Rose Classic Showmanship Judge: Jordan Buba

July 23, 2017

Conformation Judge: Lee Wilson

Lacombe, AB

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CALF Travis Edwards with SMRT QT 1E

OPEN CLASS CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Owen Snider with OJ Circus 1E

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFER Sydney Edwards with SMRT Dixie’s Darling 26D

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Garren Skeels with Garren’s Ruby 424E CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Wyatt Bradford with Early Sunset Lady 34D

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL YEARLING HEIFER Caleb Richardson with SMS Sugar 1D

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Dylan Fuller with SLY Elles Power & Elegance

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL CALF Cooper Snider with CAS Prohibition 1E RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL

CHAMPION BULL CALF Garren Skeels with Garren’s Epcot 29E

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE AND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Ryan Edwards with SSP Zeva 1502C

CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Will Bradford with Early Sunset Kate 6C RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Kale Chessor with RJY/SLY Elegant Beauty

CHAMPION MATURE AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Garren Skeels with Garren’s Isabelle 29B RESERVE CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE Payton Gregoire with LFE BS Just Peachy 637Z

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Will Bradford with Bar 17 Apollo

CALF Dylan Fuller with DDF Pay Cheque 72E

BRED & OWNED CLASS

SHOWMANSHIP

RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Kallista Chessor with KC Cherry CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED YEARLING HEIFER Garren Skeels with Garren’s Jasmine 227D RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED YEARLING HEIFER Owen Snider with OJ Biscuit 1D

CHAMPION COMMERCIAL MATURE AND RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Cathryn Thompson with Amethyst RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL MATURE FEMALE Travis Edwards with SSP MS Silver 6B

COMMERCIAL CLASS CHAMPION COMMERCIAL HEIFER CALF Cathryn Thompson with Emerald

Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup

August 4-6, 2017

JUDGES

PEE WEE CHAMPION Kinley Peters JUNIOR CHAMPION & GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Katie Falconer with WLB 47Y Fae 334D

SENIOR CHAMPION Kaitlyn Davey

BULL CALF CHAMPION Cody Carson with NAC Rugar 2E

RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION Anthony Harrison with Fudge

RESERVE BULL CALF CHAMPION Alice Rooke with Rooke Ebaniza 2E

FAT STEER SHOW

COMMERCIAL CATTLE DIVISION

CLASS 1 - SIMMENTAL HEIFER CALF 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn 2. Sam de Rocquigny, Haywood

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Gracie Falconer with Minnie

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Sam de Rocquigny with Berts Ms Electric 14E CLASS 2A - SIMMENTAL YEARLING HEIFER 1. Katie Falconer, Hartney 2. Brooklyn Hedley, Rapid City CLASS 2B - SIMMENTAL YEARLING HEIFER 1. Cody Carson, Rossburn 2. Sam de Rocquigny, Haywood

Neepawa, MB

BULL CALF CHAMPION Laine Muir with Sir Nickels

SIMMENTAL

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Cody Carson with NAC Harper 13E

NOVICE AGGREGATE Carisa Richardson JUNIOR AGGREGATE Will Bradford INTERMEDIATE AGGREGATE Payton Gregoire SENIOR AGGREGATE Cathryn Thompson

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Kaitlyn Davey

SHOWMANSHIP

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION Bobbi-Jo Foster

AGGREGATES

GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Gracie Falconer with Fancy

Levi Jackson Jared Glasman

JUNIOR CHAMPION Emma Falconer

NOVICE SHOWMAN JR Good JUNIOR SHOWMAN Wyatt Bradford INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Tia Schram SENIOR SHOWMAN Dallas Schram GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Wyatt Bradford

RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION & RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Cody Carson with NAC 36D CLASS 3 - SIMMENTAL COW/CALF PAIR 1. Alice Rooke, Alexander SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Alice Rooke with K+S Cara 472C

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Kaitlyn Davey with Ella JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Kaitlyn Davey RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Emily Speers SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Gracie Falconer with Fancy

GRAND CHAMPION STEER Wyatt Inglis RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER Electra Breault GRAND AGGREGATES PEE WEE CHAMPION Bree Russell JUNIOR CHAMPION Ty Nykoliation INTERMEDIATE CHAMPION Nolan Glover SENIOR CHAMPION Samantha Rimke

RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Laine Muir with Lady Carrot

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Showmanship Judges: Matt Hordos & Carissa Watson

Conformation Judge: Mike Spratt

Open ShOw

cOmmercial ShOw

ShOwmanShip

champiOn heifer calf Bar A Elegant exhibited by Wyatt Millar

champiOn heifer calf Sweet Revenge exhibited by Kennedi Libke

nOvice ShOwman Darby McCormack

reServe champiOn heifer calf TCC Black Temptation exhibited by Paige Holmquist

reServe champiOn heifer calf Jelly Bean exhibited by Alex Manson

juniOr ShOwman Bailey McCormack

champiOn yearling heifer Clover exhibited by Alex Manson

intermediate ShOwman Leah Libke

reServe champiOn yearling heifer Moonshine exhibited by Jamie Attrux

SeniOr ShOwman Wyatt Millar

champiOn yearling heifer Crossroads Diva exhibited by Olivia Woytiuk reServe champiOn yearling heifer HTH Tuberose exhibited by Sadie Anwender

champiOn bull calf and champiOn Open bull TCC Black Supremacy exhibited by Paige Holmquist

aggregateS

bred & Owned ShOw

nOvice aggregate Darby McCormack juniOr aggregate Bailey McCormack

champiOn twO year Old and champiOn Open female WPT Ms Sweet Revenge exhibited by Brynn Whelan champiOn mature female WPT Ms Sapphire 6Y exhibited by Tanner Oborowsky

Gold

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Bar A Simmentals Beaver Ridge Simmentals Black Gold Simmentals Bradley Simmentals Boundary Ranch City View Simmentals Coulee Crossing Crossroad Farms Forden Fairview Farms Grant Lodge Farm LaBatte Simmentals McMillen Ranching Meadow-Acres Farms Ltd. North Creek Simmentals Riskan Hope Farm Reid Ranching

champiOn bred and Owned female Bar-A Kiss Me exhibited by Wyatt Millar

champiOn mature and champiOn cOmmercial female Bar-A Hot Like Me exhibited by Wyatt Millar

intermediate aggregate Kennedi Libke SeniOr aggregate Wyatt Millar

Thank You to the SYCSA 2017 Sponsors Robb Farms Ltd. Saskatchewan Simmental Association Scissor Creek Simmentals Spruce Grove Cattle Co. & Timm Cattle Co. Sunny Valley Simmentals Sun Rise Simmentals Three Star Simmentals Tim McVicar Townview Farms Whelan Simmentals W2 Livestock XRC Simmentals

Silver

Aumack Simmentals EDN Simmentals Green Spruce Simmentals Lazy Bar B Simmentals Peters Simmentals

Bronze

Blushrose Simmental Farm Braithwaite Simmental Farms Calico Cattle Co. Crocus Simmentals Lazy Creek Simmentals Maxstone Simmentals McVicar Stock Farms Ltd. Muirhead Cattle Co. Pheasantdale Simmentals Porter Simmentals Prairie View Simmentals Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Shooting Star Simmentals Storebo Farm

(left to right) Mikayla Blaschuck, Alex Manson, Treasurer: Wyatt Millar, Vice President: Dayne Whelan, Tanner Oborowsky, Cole Reid, Secretary: Brynn Whelan, President: Paige Holmquist, Bailey McCormack

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Judge: Dave Kemp OPEN SHOW CHAMPION HEIFER CALF RPCC Red Eye Lash 271E exhibited by Shelby Crawford

CHAMPION MATURE FEMALE RPCC BLK Bling 214B exhibited by Blair Williamson

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE JMF Dixie 601D exhibited by Johnathan McNiel RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE Brandy’s Derry 93D exhibited by Brandy Thaxter

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Academy Hill Edna 3E exhibited by Sydney Magee

CHAMPION BULL CALF AND CHAMPION OPEN BULL DYLN Electrified 103E exhibited by Dylan Foley

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE IRCC NJM Delicious exhibited by Alexa Avelar

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF DYLN Enough Said 102E exhibited by Dylan Foley CHAMPION YEARLING AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN BULL IRCC Dynamite 663D exhibited by Katie Elmhirst

SHOWMANSHIP

CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE RVCC Red Honey Dew 02D exhibited by Blair Williamson RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Jock River Dacey exhibited by Aubrie Mowat CHAMPION BULL CALF AND CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED MALE DYLN Electrified 103E exhibited by Dylan Foley

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING BULL KDL Dunravens Dude exhibited by Kyle Dufault

AGGREGATES

BRED & OWNED SHOW

RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF AND RESERVE CHAMPION BRED AND OWNED BULL Dylan Enough Said 102E exhibited by Dylan Foley

RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE IRCC Debutante 643D exhibited by Katie Elmhirst CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE KDL Ciana exhibited by Kyle Dufault RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Ultra Miss Cassy 16C exhibited by Craig Matthews

CHAMPION HEIFER CALF AND CHAMPION BRED & OWNED FEMALE DYLN Equalizer exhibited by Dylan Foley

COMMERCIAL SHOW CHAMPION HEIFER CALF H2L Eunice exhibited by Hazel Stillman

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF JMF Edna 702E exhibited by Johnathan McNeil

Quebec Junior Beef Show

PEE WEE SHOWMAN Shelby Crawford NOVICE SHOWMAN Hannah Cameron JUNIOR SHOWMAN Katie Elmhirst INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Morgan Macintyre SENIOR SHOWMAN Kaitlyn O’Neill GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Katie Elmhirst RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Morgan Macintyre

July 6-9, 2017

PEE WEE AGGREGATE Shelby Crawford NOVICE AGGREGATE Joe Davis JUNIOR AGGREGATE Katie Elmhirst INTERMEDIATE AGGREGATE Morgan Macintyre SENIOR AGGREGATE Aubrie Mowat GRAND CHAMPION AGGREGATE Katie Elmhirst RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION AGGREGATE Aubrie Mowat

Brome, QC

OPEN SHOW CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Nathan Thetreault with SABE P Red Lily 8E sired by NUG Royal Red 324A RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CALF Thomas Rothney with Triple R Bliss 4E CHAMPION YEARLING HEIFER Jade Noiseux with SANE UPG Garnette 128D sired by Mr NCL Upgrade

CHAMPION MATURE AND RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Thomas Rothney with Rosemead’s Sophie 112Z

CHAMPION BULL CALF Mathias Tétreault with SABE P Red Chase 1E sired by Remington Red Label HR RESERVE CHAMPION BULL CALF Alexis Stoddard with Todd’s Knight Vision 4E sired by Mr CCF Vision

CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD AND CHAMPION OPEN FEMALE Alexis Stoddard with Todd’s Scarlet Cloud 3C sired by CNS Dream ON L186 RESERVE CHAMPION TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE Jacob Rothney with Todd’s Jasmine 17C sired by Mr CCF Vision

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Maritime YCSA Classic

September 22-24, 2017

Windsor, NS

Judge: Geoffrey Larkin CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Cameron White RESERVE CHAMPION NOVICE SHOWMAN Peyton Ringuette CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Connor White RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOWMAN Grace Reynolds CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE SHOWMAN Jake Matheson CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMAN Connor Morse RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR SHOWMAN Colby Macquarrie GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Connor Morse RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Colby Macquarrie

GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Connor Morse

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMAN Colby Macquarrie

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GARTH CUTLER

ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

PO Box 5177 Lacombe, AB T4L 1W9 Ph: (403) 304 - 0896 email: circleg@telus.net

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Ryan Gylander Box 809 Wildwood, AB T0E 2M0

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Simmeron Ranch Martin Skaret 1-56021 RGE. RD. 261 Sturgeon County Alberta, T8R 0V9 Ph: 780-939-3248 Cell: 780 913 7963 mskaret@xplornet.com www.simmeronranch.ca

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Red and Black Simmental Kelly & Jenna Waltz Vermilion, AB 780-853-3834

Where only 2 year old bulls sell

Shane & Shannon Wolfe and family Site 11, Box 47, RR 1 SUNDRE, AB T0M 1X0 PHONE & FAX (403) 556-8584 e-mail: wolfepack@airenet.com www.wolfesfleckvieh.ca

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BARRY & BRENDA LABATTE Box 72 Gladmar, Sask. S0C 1A0 www.labattesimmentals.com Ph: (306)969-4820 labatte.simm@sasktel.net Cell: (306) 815-7900

Dave and Krista Erixon 306-270-2893

erixonsimmentals@sasktel.net www.erixonsimmentals.com Box 156 Clavet, SK S0K 0Y0 Red & Black Simmentals

Jim (306) 928-4636 Dave (306) 483-8660

Lee (306) 928-4820 Fax (306) 928-2143 The Stamp Of Quality Simmental Genetics For Over 40 Years

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Owen Martin 4550 Ament Line Wallenstein Ont. N0B 2S0 C. 519-501-2207 E. owenmartin4550@gmail.com

Purebred Red & Black Simmentals

Tyler, Jen, Emma, Margaret Brooks 142 Clarke Rd. • Paris, ON N3L 3E1 • 519.770.9664

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23401 Big Bend Rd. Newbury, ON N0L 1Z0 Ron & Linda 519.695.6124 Mike & Melissa 226.268.0520

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Box 1409 Crossfield, AB T0M 0S0 Office: 403.946.4999 Brian Bouchard: 403.813.7999 Darnell Fornwald: 403-795-8030 Chad Lorenz: 403.896.9585 Doug Domolewski: 403.635.1840 Email: info@bouchardlivestock.com

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#13, 4101 19th St. N.E., Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 P: (403) 250-7979 • F: (403) 250-5121 www.simmental.com • E: cansim@simmental.com CSA Executive

CSA Directors

President Lee McMillen Carievale, SK P: (306) 928-4820 C: (306) 483-8067 mrbulls@gmail.com

Dan Skeels Rimbey, AB P: (403) 843-4756 C: (403) 783-1217 anchordranch@albertahighspeed.net

First Vice-President Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca Second Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

Francis Gagnon Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net Larry Barkley Ingleside, ON P: (613)537-2441 C: (613)360-2443 larrybarkley@sympatico.ca Frank Robblee Crapaud, PEI P: (902)432-0596 frobblee@gmail.com

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684 Alberta President Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca Field Person Dwayne Martin Box 1066, Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 info@albertasimmental.com Saskatchewan President Ryan Lundberg Eastend, SK P: (306) 295-7999 ryan_lundberg2@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

October 2017 Publication Information ......................................... 2 From The Gate Post (English) .............................. 6 Breed Improvement (English).............................. 8 From The Directors Chair ....................................12 THE Program Members .......................................18 Panel Questions ......................................................24 On the Road .............................................................21 From the Gate Post (French)..............................30 Breed Improvement (French) ............................34 Vet’s Advice ..............................................................35 Member Announcements ...................................36 Alberta Simmental Association.........................37

Manitoba President Andrea Bertholet Cartwright, MB P: (204) 483-0319 adbertholet@hotmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 Email: b2@inetlink.ca Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca Quebec Président Sylvain Lambert La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Jennie Mutch P: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

CSA Staff General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Meghan Black P: (506) 324-4825 mblack@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com Simmental Country Sales Representative Ryan Cook P: (780) 818-3452 rcook@simmental.com

Saskatchewan Simmental Association ...........38 Manitoba Simmental Association ....................39 Ontario Simmental Association ........................40 Maritime Simmental Association .....................41 Young Canadian Simmental Association ......43 2017 National Classic Show Results ...............44 Alberta Junior Wild Rose Classic Results ......48 Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup Results ........48 Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Results ........49 Ontario Trillium Classic Show Results ............50 Quebec Junior Beef Show Results ...................50 Maritime YCSA Classic Results ..........................51 CSA Contacts ...........................................................64 Advertiser’s Index...................................................65 What’s Happening .................................................66

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Advertiser’s Index

ABC Cattle Co............................................... 56 Adair Ranch................................................... 52 Alameda Agencies Ltd................................... 62 Alliance Simmental Farms............................. 59 Alta Genetics................................................. 63 Anchor D Ranch............................................ 52 Applecross Cattle Co..................................... 52 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd................... 27, 56 Aumack Simmentals...................................... 56 B Bar C Simmentals...................................... 13 Bar CL Livestock........................................... 52 Beagle Simmentals........................................ 52 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals......................... 52 Big Rock Simmentals.................................... 52 Black River Farms......................................... 59 Blacksand Cattle Company........................... 58 Blushrose Simmental Farm........................... 56 Bohrson Marketing Services.......... 7, 17, 38, 63 Bonchuck Farms............................................ 58 Boomer Creek Livestock............................... 59 Bouchard Livestock International...... 3, 4, 5, 63 Boundary Ranch............................................ 56 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................ 63 Bow Valley Genetics...................................... 63 Brooksland Farms......................................... 59 BS Ranch...................................................... 52 Camden Cattle Co......................................... 32 Cameo Farms................................................ 13 Canadian Bull Congress................................ 62 Canadian Cattlemen...................................... 63 Carey, Brent................................................... 62 Cattle Cures................................................... 62 Chitteck Family Farms................................... 11 Circle G Simmental & Angus......................... 52 City View Simmentals.................................... 56 Clearwater Simmentals................................. 52 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh................................. 59 Crossroad Farms........................................... 56 Czech-Mate Livestock............................. 16, 52 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd......... 63 Deeg Simmental............................................ 52 Destiny Simmentals....................................... 59 Diamond B Simmentals................................. 13 Diamond T Simmentals................................. 53 Don Heggie Simmentals................................ 53 Donovandale Farms...................................... 59 Dora Lee Genetics......................................... 59 Dorran Marketing Inc..................................... 62 Dorran, Steve................................................ 62 Double Bar D Farms.............................. IFC, 56 Double G Simmentals.................................... 56 Double J Ranches......................................... 13 Downey Farms.............................................. 58 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................ 60 DWAJO Angus............................................... 31 Dwayann Simmentals.................................... 60 Eagle Ridge Simmentals......................... 32, 53 East Poplar Simmentals................................ 57 Edge, Dean.................................................... 62 EDN Simmentals........................................... 57 Elliot Simmentals........................................... 13 Elm Tree Farms............................................. 60 Erixon Simmentals......................................... 57 Fallen Timber Farms..................................... 52 Ferme Forbell SENC..................................... 29 Ferme Gagnon Farm..................................... 61 Flesimtech Cattle Co..................................... 13 Foley Simmentals.................................... 10, 60

Genex Cooperative, Inc................................. 63 GJR Simmentals............................................ 57 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd..................... 62 Gravandale Simmentals................................ 60 Grinalta Farms......................................... 13, 53 Grindell Farms............................................... 13 H.S. Knill Company Ltd................................. 63 Hairy Hill Cattle Co........................................ 53 Hannah Simmentals...................................... 53 Hannah Simmentals................................ 22, 23 Harvie Ranching............................................ 53 Hazel Bluff Red Angus................................... 31 Hidden Stone Farm....................................... 32 High Bluff Stock Farms.................................. 58 High Country Cattle Services........................ 53 Hi-Tech Farms............................................... 60 Hoegl Livestock............................................. 57 Indian River Cattle Co................................... 60 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............ 63 Janzen Ranches............................................ 53 Jetstream Livestock....................................... 60 JNR Farms.................................................... 53 Keato Meadow Simmentals........................... 53 Kin Kin Cattle Co........................................... 53 Kuntz Simmental Farm.................................. 57 LaBatte Simmentals...................................... 57 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals................................. 57 Lazy S Ranch Inc.......................................... 53 Lewis Farms................................................. BC Little Willow Creek Ranch.............................. 57 Lobster Point Farms...................................... 61 Log & Tin Forest Products Ltd....................... 62 Lone Stone Farms................................... 31, 53 Luv-N-It Cattle Company............................... 53 M & J Farms.................................................. 59 M & R Cattle Co............................................. 54 MacKenzie Cattle Company.......................... 54 Mader Ranches............................................. 54 Maple Key Farm............................................ 60 Mar Mac Farms............................................. 59 Masterfeeds................................................... 62 Maxwell Simmentals...................................... 54 McCormack Family Ranch............................ 57 MCG Simmentals.......................................... 54 McIntosh Livestock........................................ 57 McIntosh Ranch............................................. 14 McManus Simmentals................................... 59 McMillen Ranching Ltd.................................. 57 Meadow Acres Simmentals........................... 57 MI Simmentals............................................... 54 Mitchell Cattle Co.......................................... 52 Muirhead Cattle Co........................................ 57 New Holland.................................................... 1 Nolara Farms................................................. 54 North Creek Simmentals............................... 57 North Hill Simmentals.................................... 54 O Double E Simmentals................................ 54 O’Brien Farms............................................... 60 O’Grady Steel................................................ 62 Oberg, Don.................................................... 62 Ockerman Simmentals.................................. 13 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group................. 54 Optimal Bovines Inc....................................... 11 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................ 54 Parkhill Ranches............................................ 54 Parview Stock Farms..................................... 33 Pearson Simmentals..................................... 54 Pheasantdale Simmentals............................. 57 Phillips Farms................................................ 61

Pine Creek Simmentals................................. 54 Porter Ranches.............................................. 54 Rancier Farms............................................... 55 RDG Simmentals..................................... 32, 55 Red Rose Angus............................................ 58 Red Willow Ranch Ltd................................... 15 Rehorst Farms Ltd......................................... 60 Rendezvous Farms....................................... 59 River Point Cattle Co..................................... 60 Riverbank Farms........................................... 59 Robb Farms................................................... 58 Robson Acres................................................ 60 Rosebud Simmentals.................................... 55 Rust Mountain View Ranch....................... 9, 61 SAJ Simmentals............................................ 58 Saugeen Acres.............................................. 55 Seven-M Livestock........................................ 55 Silver Smith Farms........................................ 55 Simmeron Fleckvieh...................................... 55 Skeels, Dan................................................... 62 Skor Simmentals........................................... 55 Skylark Cattle Company................................ 13 Southpaw Cattle Company............................ 55 Spring Creek Simmentals.............................. 58 Spring Lake Simmentals................................ 55 Spruce View Acres........................................ 13 Starwest Farms....................................... 32, 55 Steen Agencies.............................................. 62 Stewart Simmentals....................................... 60 Stillwater Simmentals.................................... 13 Stock, Mark.................................................... 62 Stockmens Insurance.................................... 62 Stone Simmentals......................................... 55 Storebo Farms............................................... 58 Sullivan Simmentals...................................... 61 Sully’s Farm................................................... 60 Sun Rise Simmentals.................................... 58 Sun Star Simmentals..................................... 55 Sunny Valley Simmentals.............................. 58 Swan Lake Farms.......................................... 58 Swantewitt Simmentals................................. 55 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd............................. 13, 63 The Register.................................................. 61 Timberlind Auctions....................................... 62 Timm Cattle Co.............................................. 14 Todd Simmentals........................................... 61 Transcon Livestock Corp........... 31, 32, 63, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix............................................. 63 Triple Rose Simmentals................................ 61 Tryon Simmental........................................... 61 TSN Livestock............................................... 59 Twin Brae Simmentals................................... 59 Twisted Sisters Livestock.............................. 14 Tymarc Livestock..................................... 32, 55 Ultra Livestock............................................... 17 Virginia Ranch......................................... 32, 56 W2 Farms...................................................... 58 W2 Land & Cattle.......................................... 56 Weldehaven Farms....................................... 61 Wells Crossing Cattle Company.................... 55 Westway Farms Ltd....................................... 56 Wild Oak Farms............................................. 61 Windy Knoll Farm.......................................... 61 WJ Simmentals.............................................. 56 Wolfe Farms.................................................. 56 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh........................................... 56 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds................................ 59 Xcel Livestock................................................ 10 XRC Simmentals........................................... 58

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What’s Happening October

December

Oct. 13 Oct. 14

Anchor D “Pasture Treasures” Female Sale Rimbey, AB Ottawa Valley Simmental Club Harvest Sale Metcalfe, ON

Dec. 1

January Commercial Country Advertising Deadline

Oct. 15

December “Winter” Issue of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline

Oct. 15 Oct. 18 Oct. 21 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 - 29 Oct. 29 Oct. 30

River Point Cattle Co. & Guests Fall Gala Sale Glencoe, ON Anchor D Ranch Simmental Sired Calf Sale Ponoka, AB Partners for Progress Sale Shefford, QC Saltwater Simmental Sale Nappan, NS Manitoba Ag Ex Brandon, MB Edam Fall Fair Edam, SK Rust Mountain View Ranch’s “Queen of the Pasture” Female Sale Mercer, ND

Dec. 1 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 2 Dec. 3 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 8 Dec. 9 Dec. 9 Dec. 11 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 12 Dec. 14 Dec. 15 Dec. 16 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Dec. 19 Dec. 21 Dec. 21 Dec. 28 Dec. 31

Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB SimPower Bred Female Sale Innisfail, AB Beagle Simmental Dispersal Sale Rimbey, AB Wolfe Farms 13th Annual Bull & Production Female Sale Valleyview, AB The Gathering Sale Olds, AB The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK Keystone Konnection 39th Annual Simmental Sale Brandon, MB Western Harvest 4th Annual Simmental Bred Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB Double Bar D “Sharing the Herd” Production Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Simmsational 40th Annual Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK McMillen Ranching Ltd. Herdbuilder ‘17 Carievale, SK Hartman Cattle Co. Customer Appreciation Female Sale Tecumseh, NE Westgold Farms Bred Heifer Sale Vermilion, AB Shades of the Prairies Brandon, MB Y Coulee “You Be The Judge” Fall Bull & Heifer Sale Vermilion, AB Southern Alberta Simmental Roundup 24th Annual Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB Double R Farms Dispersal & High Country Cattle Production Sale Innisfail, AB Friday Night Lights 6th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB Checkers Red, Black & Fullblood Simmental Sale Ponoka, AB Transcon’s National Trust On Ice Semen & Embryo Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation, Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black XX, Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity IV” Female Sale Moosomin, SK Sunset Simmentals Dispersal Sale Vermilion, AB Workman Farms Complete Herd Dispersal Virden, MB Luv-N-It Cattle Co. Open House & Private Treaty Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB New Years Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale - Volume V Saskatoon, SK

November Nov. 1 Nov. 1 - 4 Nov. 3 Nov. 3 - 12 Nov. 4 Nov. 4 Nov. 4 Nov. 8 - 12 Nov. 12 Nov. 13 Nov. 15 Nov. 16-18 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 18 Nov. 20 - 25 Nov. 22 Nov. 25 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 30 Nov. 30

Hudson Pine Farms “Forever A Legacy” Complete Dispersal Sleepy Hollow, NY JTL Stockade Roundup Lloydminster, SK Stockade Roundup Fall Fusion All-Breeds Sale Lloydminster, SK 95th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, ON Royal Elite All Breeds Sale Toronto, ON Yorkton Harvest Show Down Yorkton, SK Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 1st Annual Production Sale Del Bonita, AB Farmfair International Edmonton, AB Tingle Farms “Pave the Way” Fall Sale Vol. II New Castle, KY North American Select Simmental Sale Louisville, KY Chittick Farms Production Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Futures One Online Simmental Sale LiveAuctions TV Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale Ponoka, AB Pembina Triangle Simmental Association Female Sale Cypress River, MB Central Ontario Cattleman’s Choice Sale Hoard’s Station, ON Canadian Western Agribition Regina, SK Agribition Simmental Sale - 50 For 50 Edition Regina, SK Marywood Classic Sale Listowel, ON Harvest Hoedown 23rd Annual Simmental Heifer Sale Neepawa, MB Camrose Country Classic Camrose, AB Windy Hill Livestock Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Female Production Sale Oungre, SK Maple Lake Stock Farms Production Sale Hartney, MB

January Jan. 13 Sim Magic on Ice - Volume 10 Denver, CO Jan. 15 The One Simmental Sale XXV Denver, CO Jan. 26 Lazy S Bull Power Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Jan. 27 MC Quantock “Canada’s Bull” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Jan. 29 The Genetic Vault Online Frozen Genetic Sale DLMS

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February Feb. 3 Feb. 4 Feb. 8 Feb. 8 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 18 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 21 Feb. 21 Feb. 22 Feb. 22 - 24 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 28 Feb. 28

Hill 70 Quantock Ranch “Barn Burnin” Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Hartman Cattle Co Bull Sale Tecumseh, NE Rust Mountain View Ranch 7th Annual Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB Janzen Ranches 25th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Kenner Simmentals 22nd Annual Production Sale Leeds, ND Diamond M 7th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Ponoka, AB Outlaw Cattle Co 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Hussar, AB Mader Ranches 29th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Select Opportunity 4th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Rendezvous Farms 14th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Crossroad Farms 12th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale Russell, MB Robb/Hoegl 13th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK 2nd Annual YCSA Leadership Conference Calgary, AB Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Lewis Farms 33rd Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Muirhead Cattle Co 16th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK Ranchman’s 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Herd Master 23rd Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB

march Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 5

Pheasantdale 14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co. / Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest Meadow Acres Farm, 38th Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK 13th Annual Bullfest Sale Camrose, AB Cattleman’s Connection Bull Sale Brandon, MB McMillen Ranching 24th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK R Plus Simmentals 17th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental Sale Winnipeg, MB Severtson Land & Cattle 25th Annual Bull Sale with Guest Trendsetter Livestock Innisfail, AB

Mar. 7 Sunny Valley Simmentals 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 7 Mar Mac Farms Red Angus, Black Angus & Simmental Bull & Commercial Female Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 7 Skor Simmentals 16th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar. 8 Westway/Deeg 15th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 8 Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit of Perfection” Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Mar. 9 Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Sale Grand Prairie, AB Mar. 10 Next Generation 5th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 10 Ranchlands Simmental Bull Sale Stavely, AB Mar. 11 Rebel of West Simmental Bull Sale Virden, MB Mar. 11 Synergie 6th Annual Bull Sale Ste-Sophie de Levrard, QC Mar. 12 Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar. 12 South Sask Simmental & Angus Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 13 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 13 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 19th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 14 The Ultra Czech-Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 14 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 16 Family Tradition Simmental & Charolais Bull Sale Dropmore, MB Mar. 16 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stoney Plain, AB Mar. 16 Duralta Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale Vegreville, AB Mar. 17 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 19th Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Mar. 17 Oakview/Perkin/Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 17 Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 19 Maple Lake Stock Farm Kick Off to Spring Bull Sale Hartney, MB Mar. 20 WLB Livestock’s 14th Annual Simmental & Polled Hereford Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar. 20 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 21 Herter Simmentals “Paint ‘em Black” 3rd Annual Sale Maple Creek, SK Mar. 22 Wheatland Focus on the Future 14th Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Mar. 22 Anchor B & Carpenter 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 22 Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Mar. 24 Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 25 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Mar. 26 Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Mar. 26 Riverstone Cattle Co Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 31 Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 31 Mid Western Ontario Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Hanover, ON

April Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 14

Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Spirit of the North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

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DOUBLE BAR D BB 407D JF American Pride 0987X daughter sells

Selling Bred & open black, red and fleckvieh females and Simm-angus females plus exclusive semen packages

December 6, 2017

Sharing the Herd female sale Sales managed by

Double Bar D Farms Box 580 Grenfell Saskatchewan Canada S0G 2B0 www.doublebardfarms.com kenshau@yourlink.ca Ken Dimler 306-697-7204 Richard Dimler 306-697-7298 Allan Hjertaas 306-452-8427

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February 24, 2018 201 8’s Bull offering is backed by these prolific Lewis Dams!

LFE 30X LFE 120Y

LFE 65Y

LFE 186W

LFE 123X LFE 130X

LFE 140Z LFE 617U

LFE 113B

LFE 630Y

LFE 51Z LFE 92Z

LFE 41Z

LFE 20Y LFE 102W

LFE 610A

Check out our new website! Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Fax: 780-962-2467 Jordan Buba: 780-818-4047 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 jordan@lewisfarms.ca kyle@lewisfarms.ca corrie@lewisfarms.ca Guest Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207

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