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Lot 1 • Bar 5 PSA Essence 803X

Lot 26 • Bar 5 FF Willy 426Y

Sold to Semex Alliance • $8,500.00

Sold to Jonathon Kittlitz • $8,500.00

Special Thanks to our

SPRING SPECTACULAR XXXIX Buyers

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Bruce Holmquist CEO of Programming and External Relations Cell: 403-988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com

Barb Judd CEO of Office Management Phone: 403-250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

Margo Cartwright Marketing Coordinator Phone: 403-250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com

Darryl Snider Sale Represntative Cell: 403-803-6532 sniderd@telus.net

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CSA Happenings As we head into the spring growing season, it is time for to become reinvigorated with a sense of renewed optimism. As a whole, the 2012 bull sale season was an unqualified success with more Simmental bulls being sold and for more money than at any other time in the history of the breed. Many sales saw new buyers attending that had not used Simmental for some time, and in many cases are now turning those bulls out on primarily British based cow-herds. The future for Simmental in this country is very bright! Spring is also a time of renewed optimism at the CSA office as we have recently completed our March Board of Directors and committee meetings. This is a 2 day event during which our directors are joined by several non-board committee members to plan direction for the association and ultimately the Simmental breed in several areas including promotion and breed improvement. The promotion and marketing committee is chaired this year by Randy Mader from Carstairs, Alberta. During the promotion committee meeting, the CSA marketing and communication plans were reviewed. Initiatives for 2012 will include development of another Marketing Made Easy brochure which has proven to be extremely popular with 4-H clubs, YCSA members and also with new CSA members who may not have experience in the purebred sector. An information package for buyers of Simmental females who have those animals transferred to them and that are not already a CSA member has been assembled and will be mailed out. A survey is also being developed that will be sent to the CSA membership this spring to provide feedback on the value of several CSA programs and initiatives. A thorough discussion about the CSA marketing and promotion budget resulted in a decision by the board of directors to increase promotional funding for 2012 by fifteen thousand dollars. Ten thousand of this will be sent to the provinces through the CSA Provincial Activity grant program while the remaining five thousand dollars will be used by CSA to bolster its printed material for distribution within the industry. An update was also provided about the decision to change publishers of the CSA`s official publication, Simmental Country. After a 3 year relationship with MediaEdge Publishing the decision was made to return to a publishing agreement with Today`s Publishing. The CSA would like to thank Robert Thompson, Michael Bell and the entire MediaEdge team for their efforts and commitment to producing our publications. 8

The Breed Improvement committee also met and this year is chaired by Fraser Redpath from Mather, Manitoba. Some of the highlights of the committee and board meeting in the area of breed improvement were: • An extension to June 30, 2013 of the CSA ultrasound rebate program. • Discussion surrounding the CSA`s base procedure for our genetic evaluation relative to other breed associations and including the American Simmental Association who is in the process of changing their base. • An adjustment factor on embryo calves similar to that used for natural calves based on the age of the recipient dam. • An update on the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) symposium in Kansas City. • A comprehensive and thorough activity and financial report surrounding the CSA`s genomics research projects. • Investigating ways to include the CCIA number for reporting use on animals within the CSA database. Lacey Fisher from Amherst, Nova Scotia is the CSA director responsible for the YCSA. She reported on a very active YCSA board that is discussing ways the YCSA can enhance this long-standing program. Some changes of note included the CSA/YCSA joint sponsorship of two members to attend the American Junior Simmental Association National Classic in Ohio this summer; a contest has been designed to select the lucky participants. A YCSA newsletter has been developed and will be distributed as a pilot project and plans are well underway for the YCSA National Classic that will be held in conjunction with the CSA Annual General Meeting August 23-25 in Truro, Nova Scotia. The Simmental breed is evolving into the leading beef cattle breed in Canada and your association is working hard to assist with that development.


We are very fortunate to be able to do this as a family and raise our boys amongst so many great people. We feel very blessed to be part of this industry and cherish all of the friendships we have made along the way. A special thank you to those that have given us this desire and dedication.

Lot 29 - Wheatland Bull 169Y Bruce Kappes, Aberdeen, SD

Lot 24 - Wheatland Bull 122Y Maple Lake Stock Farms, MB

Arrow Creek Simmentals, MB Bangsund Farms Ltd., SK Bar T Ranch, SK Barry Penner, MB Bohrson Marketing, AB Bouchard Livestock International , AB Brehaut Bros., SK Bruce Kappes, Aberdeen, SD C Bar Ranch, SK Clem Dechant, AB Cory Jorgenson, ND Craig Haupstein, SK Curtis Simmentals, SK David Brimner, SK David Brown, SK Deeg Simmentals, AB Eric Berglund, SK Floyd Perrson, SK Frehlick Farms, SK J.L. Fleck Enterprises Ltd., SK Kevin Bullee, AB Mader Ranches, AB Maple Lake Stock Farms, MB Mardelle & Duane MacKenzie, SK Michael & Rachel Hilbig, SK Missouri Trail Farm, MB Neil Gervais, SK Outlaw Cattle Co., AB Percyview Farms, SK RDJ’s, SK Springview Ranch, SK V & S Robinson Stock Farm, SK W2 Farms, SK

Lot 30 - Wheatland Bull 176Y R Simmentals, MB Bouchard Livestock, AB & Triple 9


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From Our Outfit To Yours,

Thank you to all who inquired, participated, all buyers, bidders, sale staff and everyone involved in our 18th Annual Bull Sale and private treaty female purchaser, in 2011 and 2012. It is an exciting time in the cattle business and certainly our honour to contribute to your success with MRL genetics. We are proud to have many of the top commercial and seedstock outfits across North America as customers and friends, year after year. Stop by the ranch anytime for a visit or give us a call if we can help in any way with your marketing strategies.

MRL McMillen Ranching LTD.

Lee: (306) 928-4820 | C:(306) 483-8067 Dave: (306) 928-2249 | C: (306) 483-8660 Jim: (306) 928-4636 | C: (306) 483-7986 Sale Barn: (306) 928-2027 F: (306) 928-2027 E: mrl@sasktel.net www.mrlranch.com

Thank you to these progressive cattle operations for your selection of MRL genetics! Ashworth Farm & Ranch, SK* Martin Hilllmar, AB Ranch Macandi, PQ Nelson Family Ranches, AB Cal Dumaine, SK* Cal & Shannon Pirlot, SK Clay Ekstrum, SD Jean-Francois Leblond, PQ* Nisku Farms, SK X-T Simmentals, SK* Kevin Brigden, SK* Blair Wilson, SK* C Square Ranch, SD Goudy’s Prairie Acres, SK* Gordon Jones, MB* Downhill Simmentals, MB* Come As U R Simmental, SK* TSN Livestock, MB* Kinn Simmentals, ND Percy View Farms, SK 3MC Stock Farms, AB* Rod Strand, SD Clay McPeak, ND Turin Colony, AB* Eric Finney, MN* Carpenter Farms, SK 3M Simmentals, BC Tim Dronen, ND Hebert Livestock Venture, SK* Dean Wandler, ND* Delbert Thiessen, MB Rick Williams, SK* Little B Livestock, SK* Ron Barbour, SK Ken Smulen, SK* Lee Goertz, SK* Garth Cuddington, SK Brad Osadzuk, AB* 4D Farms, SK Bob Wilson, SK* Ross Dayman, SK Jeff Bunn, ND 9 Bar Ranch, SK Little Rainbow Ranch, SK* Neil McIntyre, SK* Owen Scott, SK Dallas Rowe, MB Cliffe Worley, SK* Justin Aspelieter/Tyler & Dwayne Kilbach, SK Big P Simmentals, MB*

McVicor Stock Farms, SK* Lakeside Colony, AB* Shane Goforth, MB Herb & Gayle Berner, SK Brown Ranches, ND Wilf Young, SK* Purpose Farms, SK Lynne Schiele, ND Todd Wilson, SK Chris Roppel, SK* Grant Toews, MB* Dale Quinton, SK Garnet Marin, SK George Caldwell, SK* Six Mile Red Angus, SK Belle Plaine Colony, SK* Dennis Mauthe, MB* Calico Cattle CO, MB That’ll Do Red Angus, AB Derek Kirby, SK* Bob & Melanie Meredith, SK* RJS Ag LTD, SK* Bobby Steichan, ND* Delmar Jones, MB* Drennan Farms, SK* Kristen Dunn, MB* Gary Wittman, SK Dan Hengen, SK* Greg Link, SK* Monty Kirby, SK* Richard Van Sprundel, SK* Steve Meggison, MB Greg Henderson, SK* OVHF Simmentals, AB Harvie Ranching AB* Kade Earley, ON Meadow Acres, SK* Mud Butte Simmentals, AB Maxwell Land & Livestock, ON Twin Meadows Livestock Farms, MB George Kerr, SK* Volume Buyers: Purpose Farms 16 bulls Clay McPeak 6 bulls

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Herd Master Bull Sale 2012 Would like to Thank All the Bidders & Buyers!... Anchor Bar Ranch Anchor Lazy U Cattle Co Bill Pawluk Billy Bogdan Blushrose Simmentals Bob Makowichuk Brad Brenchley Brayden Clark Brian Johnson Brian Pfeffer Byemoor Farms Colin Kroetsch Coppock Legacy Farms Daleray Stock Farms Daniel Turko Darcy Romaniuk David Mohr Deeg Simmentals Lewis Farms Dennis Burger Derek Johnson

Donalda Colony Eli Zayatz Eric & Rebecca Martens Gadsby Colony Garnet Forreiter Gary Innocent Gary Miskew Greg Latimer Greg Tkaczyk H Bar M Land & Cattle Hagar Farms Hays Ranches Hone Valley Ranch Hughenden Colony Inions Farms Jeff Thompson Jim Boon Jim Matthews Jim Pulyk Joe Holt

Kerry Cheshire Kulyk Simmentals Kurek Farms Laird Edwards Laker`s Contracting Len Chrapko Little Willow Creek Lloyd & Jeff Watson Lone D Stock Farm Mailer Ranching Mark Cymbaluk Mayfield Colony McMillen Ranching Mike Fawcett Norman Storch Paul Murray Farms Pearson Simmentals Peterosa Exports Prior Farm & Ranch Randy Armstrong Red Willow Colony Reed Nichols

Rendezvous Farms Rentz Farms Rod Lauber Ron Symes S Lazy A Ranching Scotford Colony Scott MacKinnon Seven Oaks Ranch Shock ‘n’ Awe Contracting Spring Creek Colony Spring Hill Ranching Spruce View Acres Stan Conquergood Starland Farms T-Bone Cattle Co Three Hills Colony Vegreville Colony Wayne Trenerry Wittnack Farms Worobo Farms Woywitka Farms Zevola Farms

Maxwell Simmentals Spring Lake Simmentals Brockhoff Simmentals Rancier Farms Glen & Leigh Maxwell (780) 336-2030 C: (780) 385-5552 Kevin & Pru Maxwell (780) 336-2146

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Doug & Larene Zimmer (780) 374-2138 Eric & Cristin Zimmer (780) 678-6156

Neil & Shannon Brockhoff (780) 877-2515

Garth & Angela Rancier (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313


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Thank you to everyone who made our 2012 Bull Sale a success 2012 Buyers:

Lot 10 purchased by Morinville Colony, Morinville, AB

Lot 11 purchased by Peter Lazowski, Newbrook, AB

Lonnie & Karen Brown Westlock, AB P: 780-349-5524 C: 780-307-8583 4 miles North of Westlock to TWP Rd. 604 & 1/2 mile West

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Lorraine & Vern Fowler, Innisfree, AB Morinville Colony, Morinville, AB John Dechaine, St. Lina, AB Dunnings Acres, Fallis, AB George Brodniansky, Thorhild, AB * Stuart Oatway, Ryecroft, AB Bruce Deets, Ft. St John, BC WT Ranch, St Paul, AB Peter Lazowski, Newbrook, AB Ernie Siemens, Rochester, AB Stan Halwa, Sangudo, AB MC Ranch, Cold Lake, AB Matt Haisan, Busby, AB * Steve Homa, Boyle, AB Airbro Farms, Debolt, AB * Billy Bogdan, Smoky Lake, AB * Anthony Van Boxtel, Smith, AB* Les & Joyce Scobey Newbrook, AB Paul Konschuh, Alix, AB Ray Nendze, Newbrook, AB * Phil Davediuk, Bonnyville, AB * Anchor C Farms, Stettler, AB Gary Kugler, Gibbons, AB * Cary Ford, Busby, AB Montgomery Farms, Dapp, AB * Melvin Cornelis, Legal, AB Cory Polak, Peers, AB Ward Allen, Jarvie, AB Leonard Krankowsky, St. Paul, AB* Bob Virvac, Crooked Creek, AB Kevin Semler, Pickardville, AB * Lorne Ivey, Westlock, AB * John Podolski, Jarvie, AB * Brian Ewart, Wetaskiwin, AB Ray Friesen, Fort Vermilion, AB * Sandra Myer, Millet, AB Keith & Byron Wiedrick, Pickardville, AB* Bill Schneider, Wembley, AB Jubilee Farms, Westlock, AB * Grant Andersen, Busby, AB* Leo Dumelie, Kinuso, AB Frank Petryshen, Westlock, AB * Harold Haddock, Yellowhead County, AB Stan Kryger, Jarvie, AB * Calvin Young, Pickardville, AB * Keith Anderson, Athabasca, AB * Dean Baier, Clyde, AB*


Highlighted by these lots...

Lot 1 - Springcreek Lotto 52Y Sold to Labatte Simmentals & Black Sand Cattle Co.

Lot 56- Blacksand Lead Bull 41Y Sold to Ja-Lyn & Westwood

Lot 7- Springcreek 155Y Sold to Crossroad Farms

Lot 2- Springcreek Ransom 14Y Sold to Bonchuk Farms

Lot 61- Blacksand Baldy 27Y Sold to Prairie Livestock

Lot 58- Blacksand Super Bowl 77Y Sold to K5 River Ranch

Your confidence in our program strengthens our resolve to continue our “Pursuit of Perfection.”

Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 Ph: (306) 435-3590 Cell: (306) 435-7527 www.springcreeksimmentals.com Email: bmccarthy@rfnow.com

Craig & Karla Davidson & Family Box 2680, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Ph: 204-761-5991 www.blacksandcattle.com craigd@blacksandcattle.com

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Thank You

From the Ashworth Farm & Ranch & Guests 9th Annual Bull Sale

2012 Buyers Brian Czerwonka Waverley Farms/ Casey Claffey Gerry & Glen Walkeden Glen Todd Doug Goudy John Vandenhurk Tiszauer Farms Ken Freeman Clayton Breault Kevin Teske Kevin Foley McKenzie Livestock & Equipment Westwood Land & Cattle Kelly Shaver Fradette Land & Cattle Spring Coulee Enterprises Joe Krowicki Rodney Reid Reitan Holdings Randy Malowany Emde Land & Cattle

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Vern Ermel Brad Wimmer Randy Tessier NLC Simmental Ranch Lazy Y Farms LaBatte Simmentals & Reitan Holdings City View Farms Diamond M Farms Craig Dayman Brad Fellner Barry Hoffart Janjie Inc. Turin Colony Lyle Tytlandsvik Dean Meyers Lyle Hoimyr Todd Froh Packet Brothers Rick Rosvold Brian Tessier Garnet Marin


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Genomic Project Update/Projet Génomigue Mise à Jour

By/Par Sandy Russell CSA Genomics Project Manager/ Resposable du project de génomique de l’ACS

First Year of Research Initiatives Complete It is hard to believe that the first year of the Simmental Innovations projects are behind us and as we move into April, the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) is now into the second year of genomic research initiatives. Year one flew by quickly as the project team got up and running as well as worked to complete the aggressive work plan outlined in the Genomics Innovations project funded through Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP). Along with this the team also initiated work on the Meat Quality project funded through Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Development Fund and Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ADF/ ALMA). The data collection process got underway with the first group of Simmental-influenced cattle being placed on feed at the University of Guelph in July 2011. These cattle were harvested in November last year and were then replaced with a second fill of cattle in December. This second group of cattle is currently on feed and scheduled to be harvested in July. Once those cattle are harvested the third group of cattle will enter the University of Guelph feedlot. Cattle for this third fill are currently being sourced. If you have or know of anyone who will have approximately 1100 pound Simmental-influenced cattle with parentage information that will be available in July please contact Bruce Holmquist. Individual performance and carcass information is collected on all the cattle that are placed on feed at the University of Guelph. The initial data from the first group of cattle has been compiled and analysis is underway. DNA samples have also been collected on the cattle, shipped to Saskatoon for extraction at SRC Laboratories and are currently undergoing 700K genotyping. Cattle of Simmental-influence that are currently on feed are also being sourced for the CSA Meat Quality project. Cargill Meats in High River and XL Foods in Brooks will collect rib samples within their plants and we will purchase individual grading data on all the project cattle as they are harvested. If you have Simmental or

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Simmental-influenced cattle that are currently on feed or will be going on feed in the coming year and have parentage information available please contact Bruce Holmquist. Cattle that participate in this project will be harvested as you have them scheduled; however rib samples will be taken during processing and purchased from the plant. Complete meat analysis will be conducted and DNA will be sent for genotyping on all these cattle. DNA samples also continue to be sourced on sires that have a high influence in the Canadian Simmental population. These samples are being bio-banked at SRC in Saskatoon and will undergo genotyping. Samples from the thirty most influential sires within the breed are also being collected for sequencing under the Genome Canada project, of which CSA is a partner. Sequencing on the first samples is currently underway at Delta Genomics in Edmonton. As part of the Genomic Innovations (CAAP) project, a fertility EPD methodology is being developed and a sample EPD is currently being reviewed. Geneticist, Dr. Janusz Jamrozik has submitted his first scientific abstract on the fertility analysis undertaken in the project to date and this will be presented at the joint Canadian Society of Animal Science and American Society of Animal Science meetings this summer. There is no doubt that the CSA project team has been busy at work and research activities are in full swing. Initial data is being analyzed and as we continue to work through the research plan available information will continue to be reported. If you have any questions or have cattle that may fit within the research plan or DNA samples from sires that are being sought please contact Bruce Holmquist, CEO of Programming & External Relations at 403.988.8676 or bholmquist@simmental.com.


Une première année complétée pour nos projets de recherche C’est difficile à croire qu’une première année de travaux est déjà derrière nous dans les projets d’innovations génomiques de la race Simmental et, tandis que nous sommes arrivés en avril, l’Association canadienne Simmental (ACS) entre maintenant dans la deuxième année de ces importants travaux de recherche. La première année s’est écoulée très vite, car l’équipe du projet s’est mise en place et a redoublé d’ardeur afin de compléter leur ambitieux plan de travail élaboré dans le cadre du projet portant sur les innovations génomiques supporté par l’aide financière de Agriculture et Agroalimentaire Canada via son Programme Canadien d’adaptation agricole (PCAA). En même temps, l’équipe de travail a débuté les travaux du projet relié à la qualité de la viande supporté par l’aide financière de l’Agence albertaine de l’élevage du bétail et de la viande (ALMA) et du Fonds de développement de l’agriculture (FDA) du gouvernement de la Saskatchewan. Le processus de cueillette de données s’est mis en branle en juillet 2011, avec le premier groupe de sujets provenant de génétique Simmental alors placés en période d’engraissement dans les installations de l’Université de Guelph. Ces bovins furent abattus en novembre 2011, puis remplacés par un second groupe de bovins admis en décembre. Ce deuxième groupe de bovins est présentement en période d’engraissement et ils devraient être abattus en juillet 2012. Une fois que ces bovins auront été abattus, un troisième groupe de bovins seront admis dans le parc d’engraissement de l’Université de Guelph. On procède en ce moment à la recherche de ces sujets dans les fermes. Si vous prévoyez avoir ou connaissez quelqu’un qui aurait en juillet prochain des bovins provenant de génétique Simmental, qui pèseront alors environ 1100 lb et pour lesquels on possède des informations généalogiques, nous vous invitons à communiquer avec Bruce Holmquist. On effectue la cueillette des données de performance individuelle et les informations sur les carcasses de tous les bovins du projet engraissés dans les installations de l’Université de Guelph. Les données initiales provenant du premier groupe de bovins ont toutes été compilées et les analyses sont en cours. Des échantillons d’ADN avaient également été recueillis sur chacun des bovins puis expédiés aux Laboratoires du CRS à Saskatoon, lesquels sont présentement soumis à une analyse génotypique avec un panel de 700 K. On procède également présentement à l’identification, parmi le groupe des bovins de génétique Simmental engraissés, des sujets requis pour le projet de qualité des carcasses de l’ACS. Des échantillons de côtes de boeuf seront aussi recueillis dans les plants d’abattage de Cargill Meats à High River et chez XL Foods à Brooks, et nous allons acheter les données de classement de carcasses de tous les bovins qui y seront abattus. Si vous avez des bovins de race Simmental ou issus de génétique Simmental, pour lesquels des informations généalogiques sont

disponibles, et qui sont présentement engraissés ou qui devraient être engraissés au cours de la prochaine année, veuillez alors communiquer avec Bruce Holmquist. Précisons que les bovins inclus dans ce projet seront abattus selon vos prévisions d’abattage; toutefois les échantillons de côtes seront recueillis au fur et à mesure des opérations courantes d’abattage, puis ils seront achetés pour les fins du projet. On effectuera une analyse complète de la viande et des échantillons d’ADN de tous les bovins seront transmis pour obtenir une analyse génotypique. On continue par ailleurs de prélever des échantillons d’ADN chez des taureaux ayant une grande influence dans la population Simmental canadienne. Tous ces échantillons sont ainsi conservés dans la banque biologique du laboratoire de la SRC à Saskatoon, afin qu’une analyse génotypique puisse ensuite être effectuée. De plus, on effectue la cueillette d’échantillons d’ADN chez les trente taureaux les plus influents de la race, afin que leur ADN puisse être séquencé dans le projet de Génome Canada, un partenaire de l’ACS. On procède en ce moment au travail de séquençage des premiers échantillons chez Delta Genomics à Edmonton. À l’intérieur du projet portant sur les innovations génomiques du programme PCAA, on s’affaire à mettre au point une méthodologie de calcul d’une EPD sur la fertilité et un EPD expérimental est présentement à l’étude. Le généticien Dr. Janusz Jamrozik a déjà soumis pour publication un premier sommaire scientifique portant sur les analyses de la fertilité complétées à date et ces résultats seront présentés cet été lors des rencontres conjointes de la Société canadienne de science animale et de la Société américaine de science animale. Il ne fait aucuns doutes que les membres de l’équipe du projet de recherche de l’ACS ont beaucoup travaillés jusqu’à date et que leurs travaux de recherche se poursuivent rondement. Les premières données continuent d’être analysées et, au fur et à mesure que nous poursuivons le plan de travail du projet de recherche, d’autres informations vous seront communiquées. Si vous avez des questions ou que vous avez des bovins pouvant être inclus dans ces projets de recherche ou des taureaux visés pour lesquels des échantillons d’ADN pourraient être recueillis, veuillez s’il-vous-plaît communiquer avec Bruce Holmquist, Chef de la direction des programmes au : 403-988-8676 ou bholmquist@simmental.com.

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Breed Improvement

EPD Basics By Sean McGrath

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immental bull sales have been very strong this spring and the sale season always brings EPD questions to my phone. The majority of questions I get these days come from interested commercial producers. I thought it might be a good idea to refresh the basics on CSA EPD and where the numbers come from and where they fit. EPD are Expected Progeny Differences and they represent the genetic contribution of an animal to its’ offspring. They are best used to compare 2 or more animals across herds and environments and within the same breed. EPD are calculated from data submitted on the CSA Total Herd Enrollment (THE) program. They are calculated using the concept of contemporary groups. This helps to remove environmental effects by comparing animals raised in the same environment. By boiling down differences between animals to their genetic component, it is then possible to use the pedigree to connect the dots and analyze interrelated animals in the herdbook.

Key points

Participate in THE – While all pedigrees are included in the EPD, only data such as weights submitted from THE herds is included. Provide data on every calf possible – it is extremely important to include data on all calves, even those at the bottom. Since EPD compare animals, not reporting on the lower performers means that the top performers don’t appear as good. Accuracy indicates risk, not quality of an EPD - EPD are provided with accuracy values. The accuracy reflects how much data we have on the individual and their offspring. Typically yearling and virgin two year old bulls range in accuracy from 0.15 to 0.30. This does not mean the EPD is “inaccurate” as it is still a better indication of their genetic merit than an adjusted weight or index, it simply reflects the amount of available information. As a bull or female produces calves we may learn that they under or over-perform compared to our expectations. For the vast majority of cattle the EPD change very little. The higher the accuracy, the less likely a change will occur.

Bigger is Better?

The temptation with EPD is to always select larger numbers. This is driven by marketing and human nature. In many cases optimal is not the same thing as enormous. A good case in point is milk. Enough milk to raise a suitable/ growthy calf is important. However if milk reaches levels that cannot be sustained by management a cow will often trade off future fertility for current production and will require more feed resources to remain in the herd. Calving ease is another example, where giving up growth from mature cows for the sake of higher CE values can be detrimental to gross revenue and profits. Often maternal traits such as fleshing ability may be at odds with terminal traits such as growth and yield. The role of a sire can be more accurately determined using EPD, although for each role a very different sire may be chosen. Your resource availability and your customer’s resource availability will determine the optimal range of EPD.

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Explaining Breed Differences Many breeders operate multiple breed herds or may sell in joint breed sales. Often customers will come up and ask why a particular EPD is “better” in another breed. Since EPD are calculated on different datasets and not in one gigantic industry evaluation the results of each evaluation cannot be directly compared. The way each breed chooses to express their numbers is entirely independent of each other. Table 1 shows conversion factors that can be added to each EPD to provide approximate conversions to compare EPD from different breeds. In a maternal crossing situation it is generally recommended that the EPD be similar after conversion. In a terminal crossing situation it is generally recommended that the EPD be dissimilar. For example if a customer were looking at a Simmental milk EPD of 5 and comparing it to an Angus milk number of 20, they are essentially very similar values for expected milk production from daughters of a bull (5+15.3 = 20.3). Most importantly EPD don’t make cattle better, breeders do. EPD are simply a tool to describe the differences between the genetic potential of two or more animals using the information available to us. Choosing what genetics you want in your situation Table 1. Across-breed EPD adjustment factors for the year 2011 adjusted to breed differences for birth year of 2009 Angus

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-18.7

Red Angus

2.3

-1.5

-8.7

-1.5

Shorthorn

5.9

17.9

41.7

19.6

South Devon

4.2

3.8

-4.9

-5.8

Charolais *

7

25.5

18.4

-8.7

Gelbvieh

3.8

3.9

-10.4

10.2

Limousin

3.6

0.9

-31.3

-13.4

Maine Anjou

4.3

-9.8

-28.5

-3.7

Salers

2

-0.3

-10.5

0.5

Simmmental

4.8

25.9

24.5

15.3

CH* - values have been adapted to a Canadian EPD base Adapted from Kuehn et. al., BIF Proceedings 2011

is the hard part. Obviously based on sale averages this spring Simmental breeders are doing a pretty good job of sorting through genetic options and providing genes that their customers want. Congratulations are in order. The Ultrasound Rebate Program has been extended to June 30, 2012. For more information contact the CSA office.


Amélioration de la Race

Principes de base des EPD Par Sean McGrath

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e printemps, les ventes de taureaux Simmental ont été très bonnes et, durant cette période active de ventes, j’ai reçu plusieurs demandes téléphoniques concernant les EPD. La plupart des questions qui me sont posées ces temps-ci proviennent de producteurs commerciaux. J’ai donc pensé que ce serait une bonne idée de vous expliquer de nouveau quelques principes de base concernant les EPD, notamment d’où proviennent ces chiffres et à quoi ils servent. Les lettres EPD correspondent à l’Écart Prévu chez la Descendance et ils représentent la portion due à la génétique qu’un animal transmet à sa progéniture. Ils sont très utiles afin de comparer deux ou plusieurs animaux d’une même race, et qui sont élevés dans des troupeaux et des conditions d’environnement différentes. Les EPD sont calculés à partir de toutes les données de performance qui sont transmises au programme ’Enregistrement du Troupeau Complet (THE) de l’ASC. Ils sont notamment calculés en lien avec la notion des groupes contemporains. Cela nous permet ainsi d’éliminer les effets environnementaux et de pouvoir comparer génétiquement des animaux élevés dans le même environnement. En ramenant donc les différences entre les animaux à leurs composantes génétiques, il est possible de connecter le tout au niveau des généalogies de la race et d’être alors en mesure d’analyser les diverses lignées présentes dans le Livre généalogique.

Quelques éléments clé

Participer au Programme THE – Bien que toutes les données généalogiques soient incluses dans le calcul des EPD, seules les données de performance provenant des troupeaux inscrits au programme THE sont employées dans les calculs. Fournir des données sur tous les veaux – il est particulièrement important d’inclure et de fournir les données sur tous les veaux, même pour ceux qui sont dans votre tiers inférieur du troupeau. Puisque les EPD servent à comparer les animaux, le fait de ne pas fournir les données des sujets les moins performants fera en sorte que les meilleurs sujets n’apparaitront pas si bons que ça. La précision indique la part de risque, et non pas la qualité d’un EPD – Les EPD sont toujours accompagnés de valeurs de précision. La précision nous renseigne quant à la quantité de données qu’on possède sur l’animal donné et sur ses descendants. Généralement, le niveau de précision chez les taureaux d’un an et de deux ans sans descendance née variera environ entre 0,15 et 0,30. Cela ne veut pas dire que les EPD ne sont

pas précis, car un tel niveau de précision nous informe uniquement quant à la quantité d’informations disponibles, et les EPD ainsi obtenus demeurent malgré tout de meilleurs indicateurs du mérite génétique d’un animal, comparativement à des poids ajustés ou des indices. Au fur et à mesure qu’un taureau ou une vache produit des veaux, nous allons pouvoir apprendre si ceux-là réalisent des performances inférieures ou qui dépassent celles qu’on anticipait. Chez la grande majorité des bovins, les EPD ne changent pas beaucoup. Plus le niveau de précision est élevé et moins les EPD sont sujets à subir des changements.

Plus élevé veut dire meilleur?

Avec les EPD, on est souvent tenté de sélectionner les chiffres les plus élevés. Cela est lié au marketing et à notre nature humaine. Dans plusieurs cas, l’optimum ne signifie pas la même chose qu’énorme. L’aptitude laitière en est un bon exemple. Un niveau suffisant de lait est souhaitable afin de pouvoir élever un bon veau qui possède une bonne aptitude pour la croissance. Toutefois, lorsque l’aptitude laitière est telle chez une vache qu’elle ne peut pas être soutenue par les conditions d’environnement, celle-ci doit alors composer avec cette production élevée au détriment de son niveau futur de fertilité, et elle exigera également plus d’aliments pour demeurer en production dans le troupeau. La facilité de vêlage est un autre exemple, car on peut affecter négativement nos revenus bruts et nos profits, si on sacrifie trop quant au niveau de croissance chez un groupe de vaches adultes et qu’on recherche un niveau trop élevé de facilité de vêlage. Assez souvent, les caractères maternels tels que la facilité d’entretien ne sont pas en lien direct avec les caractères dits terminaux, tels que le gain de poids et le rendement. En utilisant les EPD, on est en mesure d’identifier un rôle plus précis qu’un taureau donné peut rencontrer, bien que pour chaque fin donnée, on pourrait devoir choisir un taureau très différent. Vos disponibilités en ressources de production et celles de vos clients détermineront les niveaux optimums des EPD recherchés.

Pour expliquer les différences entre les races

Plusieurs éleveurs travaillent avec plus d’une race dans leur troupeau ou encore ils vendent parfois leurs sujets dans des ventes conjointes avec quelques races. Assez souvent, des clients vont vous interpeler et vous demander pourquoi un EPD spécifique est « meilleur » au sein d’une autre race. Compte tenu que les EPD sont calculés à partir de différentes bases de données et non pas en effectuant une évaluation gigantesque pour toute l’industrie, les résultats de chaque

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Selling an awesome group of heifers this fall with service to MAF Horizon and Drakes Poker Face.

Scissors Creek and Raymond Land & Cattle for $14,250 A huge thank you to all our customers and friends who braved the storm to attend the Bull Spectrum Bull Sale. To those who called in bids, your confidence in our program was never more appreciated.

Sunny Valley Simmentals for $14,000

Thanks So Much !

Pioneer Simmentals for $8,100

Amélioration de la Race évaluation ne peuvent pas être comparés directement entre eux. De même, chaque race choisit indépendamment des autres races la façon qu’elle désire voir exprimer ses chiffres. Tableau 1. Facteurs d’ajustement de l’année 2011 pour les EPD inter-races, ajustés pour les différences entre les races pour les sujets nés en 2009 Table 1 BW WW YW Milk Angus

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0

0

0

Hereford

2.8

-1.5

-17.1

-18.7

Red Angus

2.3

-1.5

-8.7

-1.5

Shorthorn

5.9

17.9

41.7

19.6

South Devon

4.2

3.8

-4.9

-5.8

Charolais *

7

25.5

18.4

-8.7

Gelbvieh

3.8

3.9

-10.4

10.2

Limousin

3.6

0.9

-31.3

-13.4

Maine Anjou

4.3

-9.8

-28.5

-3.7

Salers

2

-0.3

-10.5

0.5

Simmmental

4.8

25.9

24.5

15.3

CH* - values have been adapted to a Canadian EPD base Adapted from Kuehn et. al., BIF Proceedings 2011

Le Tableau 1 présente les facteurs de conversion qui peuvent être ajoutés à chaque EPD, si on veut obtenir des conversions approximatives pour comparer les EPD entre les diverses races. Dans le cas d’une situation de croisement dit maternel, il est généralement recommandé que les EPD soient similaires après leur conversion. Par ailleurs, dans un scénario de 24

croisement du type terminal, il est généralement recommandé que les EPD ne soient pas trop semblables. Par exemple, si un client donné considérait un taureau Simmental démontrant un EPD en lait de 5 et qu’il le compare à un taureau Angus affichant un EPD en lait de 20, ceux-ci constituent des valeurs pratiquement pareilles quant à la production laitière qu’on peut espérer obtenir chez les filles d’un taureau (5+15.3 = 20.3). Encore plus important Les EPD ne produisent pas de meilleurs animaux, les éleveurs oui. Les EPD ne sont qu’un outil permettant de décrire les différences entre le potentiel génétique de deux ou de plusieurs animaux, en utilisant toutes les informations disponibles. La partie la plus difficile est de choisir les lignées génétiques désirées pour votre propre situation. De manière évidente, si on en juge par les moyennes des ventes du printemps, les éleveurs Simmental font un excellent travail, en sélectionnant parmi les diverses options génétiques disponibles et en offrant ce que leurs clients veulent. Je leur offre toutes mes félicitations. Le programme de rabais sur les mesures par ultrasons a été prolongé jusqu’au 30 juin 2012. Communiquez avec le bureau de l’ASC pour obtenir plus de détails. “


Activités de l’ACS Alors que nous progressons vers le printemps et une nouvelle saison de cultures, le moment est idéal pour être revigoré et imprégné par un nouvel élan d’optimisme. La saison des ventes de taureaux en 2012 a été entièrement couronnée de succès, avec un nombre accru de taureaux Simmental vendus et à des prix records jamais enregistrés dans l’histoire de la race. On a remarqué plusieurs nouveaux acheteurs qui n’avaient pas acheté de taureaux Simmental depuis longtemps et, pour la plupart, ils ont déjà placé ces taureaux avec leurs troupeaux possédant une base importante de sang de races britanniques. Le futur est très prometteur au Canada pour la Simmental!

Publishing », la décision fut prise de plutôt conclure une nouvelle entente avec la compagnie « Today’s Publishing ». L’ACS désire remercier Robert Thompson et Michael Bell, ainsi que toute l’équipe du groupe Media Edge, pour tous leurs efforts et leur dévouement envers la production de notre revue.

Au bureau de l’ACS, le printemps correspond également à une période d’effervescence, alors que nous avons réalisé notre rencontre du Conseil d’administration de l’ACS et nos réunions des comités en mars. Ces rencontres se sont déroulées sur deux jours au cours desquels plusieurs personnes externes au conseil d’administration se sont jointes aux directeurs en poste, afin de décider des orientations futures de l’Association et de la race, notamment en ce qui concerne la publicité et l ’amélioration génétique.

- La prolongation du programme de rabais sur les mesures par ultrasons jusqu’au 30 juin 2013. - Discussion concernant la procédure de détermination des bases de référence de notre évaluation génétique par rapport aux autres associations de races, y compris l’Association américaine Simmental qui s’apprête à changer ses bases de référence. - Un facteur d’ajustement pour les veaux issus de transplantation embryonnaire, similaire à celui qui est employé selon l’âge de la mère porteuse pour les veaux naturels. - Un sommaire du symposium du « National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) » tenu à Kansas City. - Un rapport complet et détaillé des activités et du budget des projets de recherche de l’ACS en génomique. - Une investigation des moyens possibles d’incorporer pour des fins de déclaration les numéros des identifiants de la CCIA dans la base de données de l’ACS.

Cette année, le comité de la publicité et du marketing est présidé par Randy Mader de Carstairs en Alberta. Les plans de communication et de marketing de l’ACS ont été reconduits au cours de cette réunion du comité de publicité. En 2012, on prévoit la réalisation d’une autre brochure du type « Le marketing simplifié », laquelle s’est avérée être très populaire auprès des clubs des 4-H, des membres des JESC, ainsi qu’auprès des nouveaux membres de l’ACS qui ne sont pas familiers avec le secteur de l’élevage de race pure. De plus, on a préparé une pochette d’informations qui sera postée aux acheteurs de femelles qui ne sont pas encore membres de l’ACS et qui viennent de recevoir les enregistrements transférés à leur nom. On prépare également un sondage qui sera transmis au cours du printemps aux membres de l’ACS, afin de recueillir leur appréciation de la valeur de plusieurs outils et des programmes actuellement offerts par l’ACS. Après une longue discussion touchant le budget de l’ACS dirigé envers le marketing et la publicité, le Conseil d’administration a pris la décision d’augmenter le budget de promotion de quinze milles dollars en 2012. De cette somme, un montant de dix milles dollars sera distribué aux provinces via le programme d’aide pour les activités provinciales de l’ACS, tandis que l’autre cinq milles dollars sera utilisé par l’ACS afin d’améliorer la distribution de tout son matériel promotionnel à travers l’industrie. On a aussi présenté un état de la situation relativement à la décision d’opter pour un nouvel éditeur pour la revue officielle de l’ACS, le Simmental Country. Suite à une période trois ans en affaires avec la firme « Media Edge

Le comité d’amélioration génétique s’est également réuni cette année et celui-ci est présidé par Fraser Redpath de Mather au Manitoba. Voici quelques faits saillants relatifs à l’amélioration de la race qui ont été discutés lors des rencontres du comité et du conseil d’administration:

Lacey Fisher d’Amherst en Nouvelle-Écosse est la directrice de l’ACS responsable des JESC. Elle a présenté un rapport faisant état d’un conseil d’administration des JESC très actif et qui tente de trouver des manières d’améliorer encore davantage ce programme. Il est important de mentionner une nouvelle commandite conjointe de l’ACS / JESC, afin de permettre à deux membres d’aller assister l’été prochain en Ohio à la Classique nationale des Juniors de l’Association américaine Simmental ; incluant un concours spécial qui servira à sélectionner les heureux participants. Un feuillet de nouvelles des JESC a été produit et sera distribué dans le cadre d’un projet pilote. De même, la planification de la Classique nationale des JESC progresse bien, et celle-ci se tiendra du 23 au 25 août à Truro en NouvelleÉcosse, conjointement avec l’Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACS. La Simmental devient la race démontrant le plus de leadership parmi les races de bovins de boucherie au Canada et votre association travaille très fort pour atteindre les plus hauts sommets.

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Vet’s Advice

Very Doable Synchronization Programs By Roy Lewis, DVM

When deciding what synchronization program to use in your herd several factors must be considered. Do you have the time to heat detect or do you want timed breeding. Cost is a consideration, as timed A.I. programs require more financial commitment and more passes through the chute. We will explore three main synchronization programs that I personally find the most successful. There are numerous options available now and your veterinarian or semen sales rep may have programs they recommend. Also talk to neighbors to see which programs they have had success with. The key is to not get them too complicated and write the protocol down so nothing is left to chance. Success depends on undertaking all the details. With any synchronization program cows and heifers must be in good health and have a sound nutritional program. All the factors that lead to a high conception rate with natural breeding are the same ones, which must be incorporated into a synchronization program. Synchronization is not a substitute for poor management. Heifers must be at the 2/3 mature weight in order to breed. Adequate energy and trace minerals must be in the ration. A good body condition score 2.5- 3.5 is necessary. Have the cattle vaccinated for the reproductive diseases, which are in your area such as BVD and IBR. Recently calved cows should be gaining weight on a rising plain of nutrition and be at least 60 days postpartum. If the semen is of high quality the only thing left is to fine-tune the synchronization programs so please read on.

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amount). This is fed for 14 Days exactly then stopped. Since the progesterone source is removed almost all of the heifers will come into heat in 2-6 days. A big word of caution here is this is NOT a fertile heat. We then go in with a prostaglandin shot (remember the dosage difference) 17 days after the removal of the MGA. The heifers will be in standing heat 2-5 days after the injection and are then bred according to heat. This program does not work on cows even when a higher dosage of MGA was used so do not under any circumstances use this program on cows the results are way too inconsistent. The advantage of the MGA program is cost is reduced and only two passes through the chute are required when we count the one pass to A.I. them. With any of these programs one could use natural breeding but bull power is critical as many more animals are cycling over a short period of time. Natural breeding will work with fertile bulls in small breeding groups. The MGA program if you do the math needs to be started 33 days (just over one month) before you wish to breed the first HEIFER. Some larger producers will synchronize their heifers in two groups to avoid a large number of heifers calving very close together.

If labor is not an issue and the skill level for heat detection is high the original program of two shots of prostaglandin is still very effective. The two shots are given ten days apart and cattle are observed very closely for heats two to five days after the second shot then bred accordingly. Be very careful as the two commonly used prostaglandins on the market have a different dosage. Lutalyse the natural one is 5cc and estrumate the synthetic one is a 2cc dosage. Always, always give these products with a long needle (at least 1.5 inches), as you must get this low dosage product deep into the muscle. Use the neck muscles preferably for all these injected products. The only other slight variation to this program I use is if producers want they can observe and breed off heats picked up after the first shot of prostaglandin. If cycling well previously approximately 70% of the cows will cycle in the first several days after the first shot. Any that aren’t bred after the ten days are then given the second shot. This cuts your cost but increases labor as you are breeding over a longer period of time.

The last program involves the use of CIDRs and fixed timed A.I. where all cattle on the program are bred at a specific time. The advantages are labor and management are put to efficient use. If hiring a technician the whole group is A.I.ed together. The CIDR is a vaginal implant, which releases a controlled amount of progesterone daily. There are probably 15 different programs using CIDR out in the industry today. I will outline I feel gives good results and is the easiest to follow. Day O the cattle are run through the chute and the CIDR placed in the vagina and they are given a shot (1cc) of Estradiaol Benzoate (ECB). The ECB is currently only available through a few pharmacies by a veterinary prescription. This product will get a follicular wave started and the CIDRs will induce cyclicity on those cows. The string tail is often clipped off when used on heifers so they aren’t pulled out. Tuck the tail neatly inside the vulval lips. On day 7 the CIDRs are removed and a prostaglandin is given at the regular dosage. The animals are given a second shot of ECB (1cc) on day 8 and then ALL A.I. 30-36 hours later. The CIDRs have enough progesterone in them to use them a second time. Although we worry a bit about transmission of disease, if cleaned up and used in the same herd this doesn’t seem to be a problem. The real advantage of this program is the timed A.I. The sacrifices are it is a more expensive program and the cattle are run through the chute a total of four times including the one to inseminate them.

An excellent program but only for heifers is the MGA (megesterol acetate) program. MGA is a progesterone compound, which was primarily used in feedlots to keep heifers from cycling. Heifers are fed 0.5 mg/hd/day for 14 days (most feed mills will have this mixed in a small amount of grain or in pellet form making it easy to administer the proper

All three programs have merit discuss with your veterinarian which one he/she would recommend for your circumstance. The goal is getting as high a conception rate as possible in a short period of time. Conception rates with all these programs depend on attention to detail but should be very close to those achieved by breeding off natural heat cycles.


The MSA & The MYSA are proud to host the Canadian Simmental Association 2012 AGM and National YCS Classic Thursday, August 23rd 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, August 25th

• YCS Registration, YCS Demonstration and a “Breeders Meet & Greet”

Friday, August 24th 8:00 am-5:00 pm • YCS Events & Show 5:30-6:30 pm • Social before the sale 7:00 pm • 6th Annual Salt Water Classic Elite Sale

9:00 am • Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show (Entry Forms available at www.nspe.ca/EXhandbooks.php) 1:00 pm • Annual General Meeting Registration, Best Western Glengarry Hotel 2:00 pm • Annual General Meeting, Best Western Glengarry Hotel Banquet Room 5:30 pm •Social/Cocktails - Horseman’s Club 7:00 pm • Lobster/Steak Supper & Garth Sweet Foundation Auction - Horseman’s Club

Hosting Hotel Best Western Plus Glengarry - Truro, NS

Young Canadian Simmental Association National Classic

Book your room today under the Canadian Simmental Association block. www.bwglengarry.com or 1-800-567-4276

Contact Person: Scott Gaunce scottgaunce@hotmail.com or 1-506-227-4820 YCSA Entry form can be found on the CSA website.

Maritime Association Contacts: President: Peter Gaunce, 587 Victoria Road, New Scotland, NB E1G 3L7 Vice President: Donald Godfrey • Secretary: Ralph Taylor • Treasurer: Bill MacLeod Directors: Richard Armstrong, NS • James MacKenzie, NS • Geraline VanAgten, NB • Don Jenkins, PE • Lacey Fisher, NS YCSA Rep: Scott Gaunce • CSA Director/YCSA: Lacey Fisher Maritime Simmental Association Registration for Simmental AGM Weekend activities, August 23-25, 2012 Registration deadline for the following three events is August 18th. *Pre-registration is required for planning and catering purposes. Thursday, August 23: Registration package pick-up and “Meet and Greet” Reception Friday, August 24: Maritime Simmental Assocation 6th Annual Salt Water Classic Sale with “Beef on a Bun” Supper preceding the Sale Saturday, August 25: Nova Scotia Provincial Livestock Simmental Show and Lobster/Steak Dinner Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes all of the above events) Children 6 to 12 years: $20.00 Children under 6 are FREE

Name: Name of Guests: For name badges. 1.

Please Check and Number of Each: 2.

Lobster:

Steak:

3. 4. Please list additional guests on a separate sheet. Address: Please include home address, farm name, province and postal code.

Please Mail Registration Form and Cheque to: (Make Cheques Payable to Maritime Simmental Association) Bill MacLeod Maritime Simmental Association 63 Talisman Crescent Fredericton, NB E3C 1L9 Come early or stay late, or both and enjoy Maritime scenery and hospitality. Simmental breeders will have the welcome mat out and the coffee pot on!

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Young Canadian Simmental Association Newsletter Note from the YCSA President

SPRING EDITION 2012 In this Issue • About the YCSA Program • Educational Opportunities • YCSA Mentorship Program •2012 National YCSA Classic • 2012 Provincial YCSA Classics • Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

YCSA Contacts YCSA Coordinator

Emily Grey (819) 835-0284 • emilygrey29@hotmail.com

President • Manitoba

Andrea Arbuckle (204) 483-0319 • andrea.arbuckle@hotmail.com

Vice- President • Quebec

Francis Gagnon (514) 975-3722 • ferme_gagnon_farm@hotmail.com

Executive Officer

Mike Godfrey C: (902) 626-6649 • mgodfrey@hotmail.com

Directors Alberta

Kolby Heaven (780) 778-1435 • heaven_cattle@hotmail.com

Saskatchewan

Tiffany Peters (306) 948-8044 • tpeters07@hotmail.com

Maritimes

Scott Gaunce (506) 383-4829 C: (506) 227-4820 • scottgaunce@hotmail.com

Manitoba

Emily Hickson (204) 725-0621 • C: (204) 570-1969 simmental_rox2005@hotmail.com

Ontario

Chelsea O’Connor (613) 880-5559 • blackjeansgt@hotmail.com

CSA Director

Lacey Fisher (902) 661-0766 • (506) 536-8454 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com

I am proud to be the President of the YCSA and part of such a great organization. There are many great events planned for our members such as the Provincial Classics and education opportunities. I encourage you to read the details in this newsletter and take part in as many of these opportunities as you can, both as a YCSA member or as a sponsor or volunteer. The YCSA Board of Directors works very hard to do as much as we can for our membership. We strive to give the youth of our breed great opportunities to learn about the cattle industry in Canada and around the world, and to learn valuable skills that can be used in all aspects of life. For more details on the YCSA program visit the CSA website and the Young Canadian Simmental Association Facebook page. Contact myself or a Board of director if you have any questions. I hope to see you at the National Classic in Truro, NS in August.

Andrea Arbuckle, YCSA President

About the YCSA Program

• Leading youth program in the Canadian cattle industry. • Ages 10-25 • Focuses on education, teamwork and hands-on experience. • Develop skills such as marketing, sales, public speaking, teamwork and many more. • Events held nation-wide. • Youth helping youth philosophy. • Building of life-long friendships. • Anyone can be a YCSA member!

Educational Opportunities

The YCSA program offers youth the opportunity to travel and see first-hand the Simmental contribution to the cattle industry. YCSA members have been supported by the CSA to participate in the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congresses, the American Junior Simmental Association National Classic and the National Mentorship Program. The successful youth in all of these programs have had the chance to meet and network with cattle enthusiasts around the world and increase their knowledge of the Simmental breed. These are tremendous education opportunities. Further information is available on the YCSA website.

YCSA Mentorship Program

The YCSA program is proud to introduce a National Mentorship Program. This program spans a two week period and provides a YCSA member with the opportunity to travel to another province within Canada to work and explore a host farm’s Simmental program. Are you a YCSA member? Would you like to explore the Simmental industry in another province? Do you like to travel? If you have answered yes to these questions then you are the perfect candidate for this program! The YCSA is currently looking for host farms who would be open to having a YCSA member work with them for a two week period this coming summer.The goal is to provide numerous YCSA members with the opportunity to experience the Simmental industry from different perspectives across the country. Hosts or YCS members that are interested in participating in this program can contact Emily Grey at emilygrey29@hotmail.com or (819) 835-0284 for more information.


The Maritime YCSA is hosting the 2012 National YCSA Classic The Maritime Young Simmental Association is proud to host the 2012 National YCSA Classic. The Classic will be held in conjunction with the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition in beautiful Truro, Nova Scotia, August 21-25th 2012.

The National YCSA show is August 23rd and 24th and will consist of clipping and fitting demonstrations, judging, quizzes, showmanship and a conformation show. Registration:Thursday, August 23rd at 7 pm Friday will be filled with YCSA activities including Showmanship and Conformation shows. The National Classic will be held in conjunction with the Canadian Simmental Annual General Meeting,

The hosting hotel for the event is:

2012 Provincial YCSA Classic Dates YCSA Classics are memorable experiences that are held across the country, for our youth. Last year we had over 180 members participate in these provincial events and this year we would like to grow that number.

Quebec All Breeds Junior Show Brome, Quebec July 6-8, 2012

Best Western Plus Glengarry

150 Willow Street Truro, Nova Scotia Phone:1-800-567-4276 Email: reservations@bwglengarry.com

National Classic Travel Sponsorship

We invite all YCSA members to join in the National Classic events in Truro, NS. To assist with travel costs, there is National YCSA funding to participants of this event. The amount available to each participant will be determined following the Classic. Contact Emily Grey for further details.

Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship

The Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship was set up in memory and recognition of the tremendous service of Dr. Allan A. Dixon, President of the Canadian Simmental Association 1970-71, 1974-75. Dr. Dixon passed away May 6, 1975. This scholarship is awarded in recognition of scholastic achievement and involvement of youth in the beef cattle industry; and is open to all youth who are attending a post-secondary institution in the application year. For further information about the Dr. Dixon scholarship or for an application form, see the CSA website www.simmental.com/ycscholarship.htm or contact Margo Cartwright (403) 250-5255 or mcartwright@simmental.com. The deadline for this year is October 1st, 2012.

Note from Lacey Fisher Hi youth members across the country. My name is Lacey Fisher and I am one of the many people working hard to support our National YCS program. The goal of the YCS program is to continue to build strong generations of agriculture specialists within our Country. I hope this newsletter will answer any questions you have about the program. The Simmental breed has so much to offer and the Canadian YCS program is an important part of our future. We are here to support our youth, assist in their development and embrace their new ideas. We welcome any comments or suggestions that you have. - Lacey Fisher, CSA Director

The YCSA would like to say Thank You to all who have supported the YCSA program. Because of your contributions, sponsorships, dedication and enthusiasm this program continues to thrive.

• Provincial YCSA Classic supporters & volunteers • T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament organizers & sponsors • Garth Sweet Foundation Auction supporters • Canadian Simmental Association & Simmental Country • YCSA members, provincial board members & national executive • Parents, grandparents, relatives, neighbors & friends of YCSA members

Wild Rose Classic Bashaw, Alberta July 27-29, 2012 Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic Prince Albert, Saskatchewan August 1-4, 2012

Manitoba Youth Beef Round Up Neepawa, Manitoba August 3-5, 2012

Ontario Trillium Classic Dundalk, Ontario July 28-29, 2012

For more details and entry forms for these events, visit the CSA/YCSA website www.simmental.com or contact a YCSA representative in your province.

“LIKE” the Young Canadian Simmental Association page on Facebook to access up to date information on YCSA events.


The 6th Annual Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction will be held in conjunction with the CSA Annual General Meeting Weekend, August 23-25, 2012, in Truro, Nova Scotia. Funds raised are used to support CSA research and development projects, youth scholarships and the Young Canadian Simmental Association Program.

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Agenda

We are accepting donation items* for this year’s Foundation Auction. If you have an item to donate please contact Kara Enright (613) 478-3404 Emily Grey (819) 835-0284 Margo Cartwright (403) 250-5255

Saturday, August 25, 2012 2:00 pm: CSA Annual General Meeting 7:00 pm: Simmental Banquet and Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction

*Donators of qualifying items will be issued an income tax receipt.

A full schedule of the weekend’s events is available on the CSA website www.simmental.com


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Staff Biographies Bruce Holmquist CEO of Programming and External Relations

Bruce has been a Simmental breeder and a member of the CSA since 1977 and is one of the original YCSA members. After 6 years as a CSA director, Bruce joined the CSA’s staff in the fall of 2007 and is responsible for all association programming as well as communications to the membership and our industry partners and is General Manager of Simmental Country. Through his involvement in various industry organizations he has developed a wide network of contacts and has acquired a deep understanding of the challenges facing the various links in the beef production chain. All three of Bruce’s children have been active members in the YCSA program and are all involved in the family’s fourth generation ranch at Kinistino, Saskatchewan. Bruce is currently serving his final term as President of the World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation and has been on that executive since the 2006 WSFF Congress which was hosted by Canada.

Margo Cartwright Marketing Coordinator

Margo has worked with the CSA and Simmental Country since 2008. In her role as marketing coordinator, Margo works with the provincial Simmental Associations, members and industry contacts to promote the Simmental breed and the Association’s programs and services. Her Simmental County responsibilities allow her to work with advertisers and the publisher to ensure a timely and quality magazine. Prior to joining the CSA, Margo worked with the Semex Alliance and TD Bank. She has a business degree from the University of New Brunswick. Margo’s husband John has been involved in the Simmental business for many years; first with Rolling Acres Farm and more recently Margo and John own and operate Boss Cattle Co. based in Granton, Ontario where John also manages Prospect Hill Simmentals. Margo is mom to Emily and Austin and stepmom to Cassidy and Grace. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, crafts and sewing.

Darryl Snider Simmental Country Fieldman

Darryl has been in the cattle industry for most of his life and has worked with Simmentals for more than 15 years; to Darryl, they are the meat and potatoes of the cattle world. After having grown up in the purebred industry and being a herdsman and manager for several purebred operations, Darryl, his wife Debbie and two boys, Cooper and Owen, now own and operate Sniders Cattle Services in Viking, Alberta. He has worked with Simmental Country for seven years and has enjoyed every day. When not on the road with Simmental Country, Darryl and Debbie are very busy with their boys being involved in 4-H, sports and local events. Darryl is a firm believer in the power of advertising and tells everyone; “Don’t be afraid to let people know about your next sale.”

Emily Grey YCSA Coordinator

Emily is the Young Canadian Simmental Association coordinator. She works with the youth members of the CSA in order to educate them about and also promote the Simmental breed. Her responsibilities include coordinating and overseeing the programming for the YCSA. She finds that her experience as a YCSA member and present job as an elementary school teacher, meld together to provide a vision of educating our youth while maintaining a combination of friendly competition and relationship building; she feels that ultimately her job is cattle and kids. Emily also maintains a select herd of purebred Simmental cattle and truly believes in the Simmental breed and all that they offer.

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Barb Judd CEO of Office Management

Barb joined the Canadian Simmental Association as office manager in October 2004 and was born and raised on a mixed cattle/grain farm northwest of Calgary. After several years of post-school employment in the oil industry, she has worked exclusively in the beef industry for the past 18 years. Barb has vast knowledge in various sectors of the purebred industry having been employed with a large purebred cattle operation where her duties included maintenance of the records with four different purebred offices. She was the office manager of two other major purebred beef associations, worked in management support in an A.I. facility and administrative support with two different cattle exporters and sales consultants. Barb is responsible for all office operations and resides north of Calgary where she is also actively involved with her family’s commercial cow-calf and hay operation.

Beth Rankin Registration Processing / Member Support

Beth is the longest standing CSA employee and has been working in the Registration Department since 1993. She is responsible for imports into the CSA herdbook as well as data entry, general registry service and enjoys working with the breeders. Prior to coming to the CSA, Beth worked in document control with engineering companies and with land titles in Kamloops, British Columbia. Beth has one son and her hobbies include gardening while enjoying her beautiful flowers and spending time walking her golden retriever Madeline.

Perry Welygan Registration Processing / Member Support

Perry relocated to Calgary after growing up in the northeast farming community of Nipawin, Saskatchewan. Prior to securing work in the beef industry in August 1992, Perry attained 2 diplomas from the S.I.A.S.T. - Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - with majors in both Business Administration and Data Processing. In August 1997, Perry joined the Simmental team. The skills and knowledge he attained from working with another cattle organization prepared him for the challenging position at CSA which includes registrations, data collection, lab result verification, and online website support. Perry enjoys communicating with the members of the association and appreciates the opportunity to assist them with their registry needs on a daily basis.

Carol White Receptionist

Carol joined the CSA in September of 2011 after having spent 6 years as the administrator for the town of Irricana, Alberta and has 30 years of overall administration experience. Carol has fit in extremely well in the CSA office and is responsible for reception as well as a host of other duties that allow the office to function with efficiency and thoroughness. Carol and her husband have a daughter and Carol’s hobbies include gardening, community theater and sketching animals in her “spare-time.”

Rita Ricioppo Accounting

Rita has provided book-keeping services to the CSA on a contracted basis for 5 years and has had her own accounting services company since 1996. When not busy with her company she enjoys reading, cooking, and scrap booking. Rita and her husband along with their two daughters also enjoy spending time at her family’s restaurant, La Casa D’Italia.

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Dear Simmental breeders, The World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress takes place in Germany for the first time in 24 years! With a comprehensive main program and a pre congress tour which concentrates primarily on cow/calf husbandry, the full spectrum of Simmental breeding in Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and the former East German states will be covered in just a few days. We would like to extend a warm invitation to this outstanding event to all Simmental breeders , friends and other interested persons around the world.

Main Programme Weds. 19.9. Landshut Arrival, welcome evening Thurs. 20.9 North Bavaria Farm Visits Neustaft/Aisch Bull Parade etc. Rothenburg/Tauber Guided tour through Rothenburg, wine tasting Fri. 21.9 Lanshut Council Meeting at Hotel Kaiserhof (by invitation) Regensburg Supporting programme: farms, boat trip etc. Mühldorf Progeny show, breeders’ evening Sat. 22.9 Landshut General Assembly in the Bernlochner Stadtsäle Guided tour through Landshut Gala evening with Minister’s reception Sun. 23.9 Baden-Württemberg Cattle show in llshofen with judging contest and Fleckvieh beef demo group, breeders’ evening Supporting programme with visits Mon. 24.9 Munich Bavarian Central Agricultural Festival (ZLF), visit the Oktoberfest Tues. 25.9 Upper Bavaria Visit of the “Landesanstalt Für Landwirtschaft” in Grub, field trips (Chiemsee, Wendelstein, etc.) Pre Congress Tour - Eastern Germany Sun. 16.9 Dresden Arrival Mon. 17.9 Dresden Guided tour Saxony Farm visits Tues. 18.9 Saxony-Anhalt Farm visits and field trips Thuringia Cattle show in Laasdorf with breeders’ evening Weds. 19.9 Thuringia Farm visit and travel to Landshut young breeders’ programme Also young breeders are cordially invited to attend the congress. There will be a special programme for them with exciting events like a young breeders’ competition and party on Friday 21.09 at Mühldorf and field trips in Upper Bavaria on Saturday 22.09 . General Information Registration for main-, pre-congress and young members’ tour as well as hotel reservations are possible in spring 2012. Further information of registration and hotel booking will be announced at the invitation and on the home page www.wsffcongress2012.de in spring 2012. Congress Language - German and English Eurokongress GmbH Schleissheimer Str. 2, S - 80333 München Tel: +49 - (0) 89 - 210 98 60 Fax: +49 - (0) 89 - 210 98 698 Email: wsffcongress2012@eurokongress.de 36

The organizers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, accident, damage to private property or additional expenses incurred to a result of changes of dates, venue, program or else.


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Creston Groundbirch Barriere Chilliwack

Rimbey Markerville Bentley Warburg Craigmyle Carstairs Strathmore Barrhead Raymond Olds Westerose Hairy Hill

Alberta Anchor D Simmentals Applecross Cattle Beechinor Bros. Simmentals BS Ranch C C Simmental Ranch Czech-Mate Livestock Deeg Simmentals Diamond T Simmentals Don Heggie Simmentals Eagle-Ridge Simmentals Flying N Cattle & Feed Hairy Hill Cattle Co.

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Town Pg # Olds 64 Breton 64 Rosemary 64 Willindon 64 Fort Saskatchewan 64 Mayerthorpe 64 Mayerthorpe 65 Spruce Grove BC,65 Westlock 14,65 Okotoks 65 Drayton Valley 65 Carstairs 65 Byemoor 65 Tiger Lily 65 Viking 12,65 Bruderheim 65 Okotoks 65 Airdrie 65 Cold Lake 65

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Pg # dot farm 17. Harvie Ranching 67 18. High Country Cattle Co. 67 19. Janzen Ranches 67 20. JNR Farms 67 21. Keato Meadow Simmentals 22. Kin-Kin Cattle Co. 23. Lazy S Ranch 4 24. Lewis Farms Ltd. 64 25. Lone Stone Farms 64 26. M.I. Simmentals 64 27. MacKenzie Cattle Co. 64 28. Mader Ranches 23 29. Mappin Simmentals 64 30. Masterloc Simmentals 64 31. Maxwell Simmentals 64 32. North Hill Simmentals 64 33. Okotoks Fleck Embryo Group 64 34. Oslanski Simmental Farms 64 35. Para-Dice Ranches

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67

87 91

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83

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dot farm 36. Parkhill Ranches 37. Parview Stock Farms 38. Pearson Simmentals 39. Porter Ranches 40. Rainalta 41. Rancier Farms 42. Rattray Livestock 43. Remington Land & Cattle 44. Rock Ridge Cattle Co. 45. Saugeen Acres 46. Schatz Simmentals 47. Simmeron Simmentals 48. Snider’s Cattle Services 49. Southpaw Cattle Co. 50. Spring Lake Simmentals 51. Stone Falcon Simmentals 52. Stone Simmentals 53. Sun Star Simmentals 54. Swantewitt Simmentals

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Lumsden 70 Churchbridge 70 Oungre 16, 70 Spiritwood 70 Unity 70 Shell Lake 10, 70 Grenfell IFC, 70 Stalwart 70 Maple Creek 70

Town Twin Butte Cremona Carstairs Cremona Calgary Didsbury Amisk Valleyview

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103

Manitoba

109 111 105

SASKATCHEWAN 3D Simmentals ABC Cattle Co. Ashworth Farm & Ranch Aumack Simmentals Blushrose Simmental Farm Crossroad Farms Double Bar D Simmentals Double G Simmentals EDN Simmentals

dot farm 55. Twin Butte Simmentals 56. Tymarc Livestock 57. Ultra Livestock 58. Virgina Ranch 59. Well’s Crossing 60. Westway Farms 61. WJ Simmentals 62. Wolfe Farms

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Town Pg # Calgary 65 Calgary 65 Calmar 65 Stony Plain 65 Rainier 65 Killam 12, 66 Blackfoot 66 Del Bonita 66 Sherwood Park 66 Bowden 66 Evansburg 66 Morinville 66 Viking 21 Carstairs 66 Daysland 12, 66 Westlock 66 Westerose 66 Sedgewick 66 Peers 66

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Stoughton Farms Sunny Valley Simmentals Sunrise Simmentals Swan Lake Farms Tessier Simmentals W2 Farms Wheatland Cattle Co.

127 133

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MANITOBA 98. Afri-Can Simmentals 99. Black Sand Cattle Co. 100. Bonchuk Farms 101. Downey Farms 102. High Bluff Stock Farms 103. Kopp Farm 104. M&J Farms 105. Mar Mac Farms 106. Redpath Simmentals 107. Rendezvous Farms

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Coronach 70 Clavet 70 Beechy 70 Canora 70 Lloydminster 70 Shaunavon 70 Battleford 70 Gladmar 71 Lucky Lake 71 Frenchman Butte 71 Grenfell 71 Maymont 71 Carievale 11, 71 Shellbrook 13, 71 Balcarres 71 Maidstone 71 Edam 71 Moosomin 15, 71 Kinistino 71

72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90.

East Poplar Simmentals Erixon Simmentals GJR Simmentals Highway 5 Simmentals Hoegl Farms Kelara Farms Kuntz Simmental Farm LaBatte Simmentals Lazy Bar B Simmentals Little Willow Creek Ranch McCormack Family Ranch McIntosh Livestock McMillen Ranching Ltd. Muirhead Cattle Co. Pheasantdale Simmentals Robb Farms SAJ Simmentals Spring Creek Simmentals Spruce Grove Cattle Co.

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Boissevain Virden Solsgirth Coulter Inglis Amaranth Russell Brandon Mather Ste. Rose

Maidstone Hanely Spy Hill Stoughton Gladmar Leroy Bienfait

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71 7, 71 71 20, 71 16, 71 71 9 Bedford, N.S. Tryon, P.E.I. Kingston, N.S. North Gower Markdale Hanover Mount Forest Welland Meaford Staffa Ashton

MARITIMES 112. Lobster Point Farms 113. Tryon Simmentals 114. Windy Knoll Farm ONTARIO 115. Alliance Simmental Farms 116. Bar 5 Stock Farms Ltd. 117. Car-Laur Simmentals 118. Crimson Tide Fleckvieh 119. Delta Rho Farms 120. Destiny Simmentals 121. DJ Farms 122. Donovandale Simmentals

Town LaSalle Brandon Inglis Douglas

108. Riverbank Farm 109. TSN Livestock 110. Twin Brae Simmentals 111. WLB Livestock

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69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69 69

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Prince Edward Island

Quebec 134. Ferme Gagnon ChĂŠnĂŠville 69 135. Ferme Saro La Presentation 69 136. Muellers Nossa Terra Huntingdon 69 137. Rimac Simmental Fleck Hemmingford 69 138. Sulllivan Simmentals Kazabazua 69 139. Weldehaven Farms Grenville-sur-la-Rouge 70

123. Dora Lee Simmentals 124. Dwayann Simmentals 125. Gravandale Simmentals 126. Hallridge Simmentals 127. Indian River Cattle Co. 128. Jetstream Livestock 129. Maple Key Farm 130. Marywood Simmentals 131. Prospect Hill Simmentals 132. River Point Cattle Co. 133. Wild Oak Farms

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Sale Results Genetic Edge Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB February 10, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Raffan

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls Purebred Bulls Bulls

52 14 66

Gross

Average

$326,100.00 $70,400.00 $396,500.00

$6,271.00 $5,029.00 $6,008.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 22- Anchor D Imax 250Y $25,000.00 S: HEMR Samurai 7S DS: Dora Lee Jake Buyer: Spring Lake Colony, Maxwell Simmentals & Bouchard Livestock International, AB Lot 19- Anchor D Cloud Nine 127Y $15,000.00 S: HEMR Samurai 7S DS: Klondike Goldrush 418B Buyer: Lockhart Valley Simmentals, Rimbey, AB

M&J Farms Angus & Simmental Bull & Female Sale February 11, 2012 Russell, MB Auctioneer: Ward Cutler

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Two Year Old Bulls Angus Two Year Old Bulls Purebred Open Females Commercial Bred Females Two Year Old Bulls

25 15 3 6 40

Average $5,074.00 $4,317.00 $4,333.00 $2,150.00 $4,790.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 22- MMJB Red Muchmore 135X S: MJ Red Much More 104R DS: SS Nebraska Red K700 Buyer: A&C Huberdeau, St. Lazare, MB

$6,600.00

Lot 20- MJ Red Durango 107X S: Mar Mac Durango 142T DS: SS Nebraska Red K700 Buyer: Neil Bray, Eddystone, MB

$6,500.00

Diamond M Ranch Bull & Female Sale 2012 Estevan, SK February 12, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bulls Half Blood Bulls Red Open Heifers Black Open Heifers Lots

Lots

Gross

33 4 5 10 52 $155,400.00

Average $3,675.76 $3,150.00 $1,450.00 $1,425.00 $2,988.46

High Selling Bulls:

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Lot 9- Anchor D Japetto 128X $13,000.00 S: Anchor “T” Legend DS: Casey’s Majesty Buyer: Little Willow Creek, SK & Alta Genetics Inc., AB Lot 16- Anchor D Octane 26X $10,250.00 S: Anchor D Venom 111W DS: Porterhouse Regent Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals, SK Lot 3- Anchor D Casanova 207Y S: Double Bar D Maestro DS: MFL Universe 28U Buyer: Hidden Dream Farms, ON

$10,200.00

Lot 7- Anchor D Monopoly 105Y S: Hodler DS: Solway Adonis Buyer: Crimson Tide Flechvieh, ON

$8,700.00

Lot 28- Anchor D Grand Slam 206Y S: South Seven Razzmatazz DS: Richmond Regis Buyer: Boisvert Simmentals, PQ

$8,700.00

Lot 23- MJ Red Sting 51X S: BLCC Mr Sting 298U DS: STF Much More K300 Buyer: Smolinski Farms, Arborg, MB

$6,400.00

Lot 1- MJ Redlands 1X S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: MSR Kansas Tank 235M Buyer: Roenda Stock Farms, The Pas, MB

$6,200.00

High Selling Open Heifer: Lot 45A- MJ Black Tara 2Y S: Ultra Mr Teddybear 81S DS: MSR Kansas Tank 235M Buyer: TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB High Selling Commercial Bred Females: Lot 46- Simm x Angus Heifers Buyer: Neil Bray, Eddystone, MB High Selling Angus: Lot 39- Red MJ Gladiator 42X S: Red Crescent Creek 179T DS: Red SSS Good Time 32J Buyer: Meadowstock Farms, Spy Hill, SK

$5,500.00

$2,250.00/each

$5,800.00

Lot 1- DMF 5X S: City View Stetson 8S DS: LFE Twain 312J Buyer: Shawn Petterson

$4,700.00

Lot 23- DMF 5X S: MRL 128T DS: LFE Twain 312J Buyer: Val Jean Grazing

$4,400.00

Lot 20- DMF 86X S: DMF Driver 307N DS: LFE Twain 312J Buyer: Corrie McLane

$4,300.00

Lot 8- DMF 1X S: LFE Aviator 418T DS:Wheatland Bull 453P Buyer: Allan Hutton

$5,100.00

Lot 19- DMF 124X S: DMF Driver 307N DS: MCC Pacesetter 38G Buyer: Jason Hutton

$4,200.00

Lot 17- DMF 77X S: DMF Driver 307N DS: LFE Twain 312J Buyer: Robbie Milliken

$4,900.00

Lot 12- DMF 38X S: LFE Aviator 418T DS: KS Titan L10 Buyer: Allonville Fams

$4,200.00


Sale Results 8th Annual Rendezvous Farm Bull & Female Sale Ste Rose Du Lac, MB February 13, 2012 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Bulls Fullblood Bulls Open Heifers Lots

54 24 27 105

Gross

Average

$253,098.00 $133,032.00 $49,870.00 $436,000.00

$4,687.00 $5,543.00 $1,847.00 $4,152.38

Lot 18- Rendezvous 420Y S: Sleepy Hollow Draco 68S DS: PRL Porterhouse Regent Buyer: Pearl Valley Simmentals, USA

$11,300.00

Lot 2- Rendezvous 558Y S: SU Paramount 55P DS: Virginia’s Mania 960M Buyer: Showdra Farms, MB

$9,750.00

$9,500.00

Lot 10- Rendezvous 56Y S: MFI Jahari 5055 DS: SU Paramount 55P Buyer: Pearl Valley Simmentals, USA

$11,500.00

Lot 30- Rendezvous 9Y S: IPU Red Hummer 217U DS: Tryon Mainz Buyer: Thorsteinson Land & Livestock Ltd.

$9,200.00

Lot 37- Rendezvous 430Y S: IPU Red Hummer 217U DS: Virginia’s Kingbuster 6K Buyer: Zdan Farms, MB

$15,000.00

Lot 5- Rendezvous 407Y S: SU Paramount 55P DS: Tryon Mainz Buyer: Thorsteinson Land & Livestock Ltd.

Lot 14- JJJS Bodybuilder 74Y S: IPU Red Bodybuilder 62S DS: SV Kool DN K918 Buyer: 7 J Ranching

$5,800.00

Lot 37- AEDJ Nophalt 175Y S: Beech Bro Shenanigan 11S DS: Remington Sting 11R Buyer: Dale Stammers

$5,600.00

Lot 7- AEDJ Specialist 18Y S: Remington Specialist 32W DS: Prairie Wind Chunk 21T Buyer: Battrum Cattle Co.

$5,300.00

Lot 23- AEDJ Nophalt 139Y S: Beech Bro Shenanigan 11S DS: IPU Red Bodacious 104H Buyer: Arvid Thompson

$5,300.00

Lot - Mader Underdog 90Y S: Mader P Ransom 23U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: 5 Corner Cattle Co., Miami, MB

$10,000.00

Lot 34- Mader Beastly 66Y S: IPU Red Baron 7T DS: Muirheads Kosmo 157R Buyer: Hairy Hill Cattle, Hairy Hill, AB

$9,000.00

High Selling Bulls:

19th Annual Janzen Ranches Red Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB February 16, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Bulls 52 $217,300.00

$4,218.00 $3,938.00 $4,178.85

High Selling Bulls: Lot 6- AEDJ Wash 42Y S: TBSF Washington 67W DS: LBR Red Beacon L405 Buyer: Trevor Liboiron

$6,800.00

Lot 12- AEDJ Taco 65Y S: X-T Tabasco 20T DS: SVS M906 Buyer: Battrum Cattle Co.

$6,700.00

Mader Ranches 23rd Annual Bull Power & Select Female Sale February 17, 2012 Olds, AB Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Mader Simmental Bulls Mader Salers Bulls Diamond T Angus Bulls Pearson Simmental Bulls Mader Simmental Females

45 12 14 12 8

Average $5,010.00 $4,420.00 $4,210.00 $3,550.00 $3,090.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 23- Mader Jungle Cat 12Y S: CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil 145U DS: BH Limited Black 015K Buyer: Pioneer Simmentals, Nanton, AB

High Selling Simmental Females: Lot 91- Mader Hidden Valley 8Y $3,700.00 S: HTP SVF In Dew Time DS: Sand Ranch Hand Buyer: Lawnview Simmentals, Hamiota, MB

$12,500.00

Lot 13- Mader Full Money 145X $10,000.00 S: Mader Ironman 22U DS: R Plus Blackedge Buyer: WJ Simmentals, Amisk, AB; XXX Farms, Kitscoty, AB; Lazy Rainbow River Ranch, Minnedosa, MB

Lot 92- Mader Prom Night 49Y $3,500.00 S: Remington On Target 2S DS: Mader Blackeagle 98S Buyer: Lawnview Simmentals, Hamiota, MB Lot 96- Mader Black Rodeo 11Y S: JT Total 22W DS: Parkwood Mr. Novel 55N Buyer: 5 Corner Cattle Co., Miami, MB

$3,000.00

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Sale Results Kopp Farms 8th Annual Bull & Female Sale Amaranth, MB February 20, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg & Jerry Kanewisher Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bulls Heifers Lots

Lots 98 36 134

Gross

Average

$612,650.00 $127,900.00 $740,550.00

$6,251.53 $3,552.78 $5,526.49

High Selling Bulls: Lot 5- KOP Trademarkson 36Y S: CMS Trademark 756T DS: Wheatland Bull 655S Buyer: Labatte Simmentals, Gladmar, SK

$43,000.00

Lot 10- KOP Trademarkson 103Y $29,000.00 S: CMS Trademark 756T DS: R Plus 2169M Buyer: BATA, McMillen Ranching, Carievale, SK and Ashworth Farm & Ranch, Oungre, SK

Crossroad Farms 6th Annual Bull Sale February 22, 2012 Shell Lake, SK Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer

Sale Summary

Lots

Red & Black Simmentals 41 Full Blood Simmentals 43 Bulls 84

Gross

Average

$312,400.00 $301,550.00 $613,950.00

$7,619.00 $7,013.00 $7,308.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 1- Crossroad Navigator 338Y S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Remington Red Label Buyer: The Navigator Group

$51,000.00

Lot 43- Crossroad Future 358Y S: Crossroad Raduim 789U DS: Gidsco Appollo 3F Buyer: Blushrose Simmentals, Unity, SK

$23,000.00

2012 Robb/Hoegl Bull Sale

Lloydminster, SK February 23, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots 67

Gross

Average

$491,700.00

$7,339.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 23- LRX Black 86Y $19,250.00 S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: IPU Red Nugget 132N Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals & Darren Clifford, AB Lot 28- LRX BlkRochfort 46Y S: LFE Rochfort 3013T DS: PV-BF BF26 Black Joker Buyer: Bill Pawluk

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$11,500.00

Lot 26- KOP Crosbison 95Y $16,000.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: IPU Red Touchdown 32S Buyer: Crossroad Simmentals, Shell Lake, SK Lot 12- KOP Trademarkson 144Y S: CMS Trademark 756T DS: R Plus 2169M Buyer: Bonchuk Farms, Solsgirth, MB

$15,500.00

Lot 97- KOP Gladiatorson 151Y S: MFI Gladiator 116T DS: South Seven Northern 29N Buyer: Homestead T Simmentals

$13,500.00

Lot 32- KOP Crosbison 189Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: ZDAN Farms

$12,000.00

Lot 81- KOP Santiagoson 45Y $12,000.00 S: Virginia Santiago 960S DS: South Seven Northern 29N Buyer: Creekside Simmentals and Peter Penner Lot 47- Crossroad Foundation 372Y S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: Bar 5 SA Hemisphere 411R Buyer: Hairy Hill Cattle Co., Hairy Hill, AB

$18,000.00

Lot 5- Crossroad Black Rizo 555Y $16,000.00 S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: Circle M Farms, Birtle, MB Lot 25- Crossroad Chevy 412Y $9,500.00 S: IPU Newsmaker 102W DS: SFM Red Dynamite 3P Buyer: Claude & Therese Carbonneau, St. Odilon, QC Lot 11- Crossroad Selkirk 403Y $9,000.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Anchor “T” Rusty 59G Buyer: Thorsteinson Land & Livestock, Foam Lake, SK Lot 50- Crossroad Crosby 337Y S: Crossroad Radium 789W DS: Kuntz Rejuvenator 25R Buyer: Tyler Farms, Maidstone, SK

$9,000.00

Lot 16- LRX Buckeye 72Y S: Destiny Buckeye DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Crosshair Simmentals

$11,000.00

Lot 5- LRW Rochfort 25Y S: LFE Rochfort 3013T DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Kurjata Ranching

$10,750.00

Lot 9- LRX Radium 28Y S: LRX Radium 89W DS: BF K030 Red Snapper Buyer: Traxinger Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 8- LRX Radium 24Y S: LRX Radium 89W DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Springcreek Colony, Walsh, AB

$10,200.00

Lot 49- NGDB Wheatie 30Y S: Wheatland Bull 914W DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Keith Olson

$10,000.00


Sale Results Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB February 24, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Two Year Old Simm Bulls Yearling Simm Bulls Heifers Two Year Old Angus Bulls Yearling Angus Bulls Lots

9 11 32 20 19 91

Gross

Average

$58,200.00 $58,350.00 $37,125.00 $102,350.00 $68,800.00 $324,825.00

$6,467.00 $5,305.00 $1,160.00 $5,118.00 $3,621.00 $3,570.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 8- Lone Stone Evan 54X S: Wolfes Titan FF 81T DS: Jack Pine Cujo 95H Buyer: Morinville Colony

$8,250.00

Lot 10- Lone Stone Evan 60X S: Wolfes Titan FF 51T DS: Lonestone Morley 13M Buyer: Morinville Colony

$8,250.00

Lot 6- Lone Stone Evan 32X S: Wolfes Titan FF 81T DS: El Nino Buyer: Lorraine Fowler

$8,000.00

Lot 42- Lone Stone Limo 63Y S: Champs Limo DS: Emperor Buyer: Leonard Krankowsky

$7,750.00

Lot 3- Lone Stone Evan 64X S: Wolfes Titan FF 51T DS: Paragon’s Playboy 1L Buyer: Lonesome Spruce Simmentals

$6,700.00

High Selling Angus: Lot 11- Red Lone Stone T Down 140X S: Red Ter-Ron Touchdown 8S DS: Red Gold-Bar Hunk 803B 10H Buyer: Peter Lazowski

$8,400.00

Lot 52- Red Lone Stone B Train 130Y S: Red Lone Stone B-Train 85W DS: Red HB general 103N Buyer: Sandra Myer

$7,000.00

Lot 23- Muirheads Superior 60Y S: Mr NLC Superior S6018 DS: KS Laredo J923 Buyer: R&F Livestock

$8,000.00

Lot 52- Muirheads Live 82Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Muirhead’s Gunsmoke 28P Buyer: Gary Wolt

$7,900.00

Lot 63- Muirheads Keg 227X S: SKORS Powder Keg 226S DS: Muirhead’s Kosmo 27N Buyer: Barber Agro

$7,800.00

Lot 49- Muirheads Wired 56Y $8,300.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: BBS Red Canadian L24 Buyer: Aumack Simmentals, Spiritwood, SK

Lot 12- Muirheads Ranchmen 28Y S: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Leo Cadrain

$7,750.00

Lot 21- Muirheads Bullseye 69Y S: Mr NLC Superior S6018 DS: JDN Cisco’s Pride 10K Buyer: Hummock Spring

Lot 18- Muirheads Black Bull 120Y S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: THSF Freedom 300N Buyer: BMI and Kelly Njaa

$7,500.00

10th Annual Muirhead Cattle Co. Bull Sale Shellbrook, SK February 27, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Bulls

78

Gross

Average

$466,950.00

$5,987.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 11- Muirheads Lights Out 4Y S: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Westway Simmentals, Didsbury, AB

$41,000.00

$8,000.00

17th Annual Herd Master Bull Sale Camrose, AB February 29, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots 111

Gross $723,850.00

Average $6,521.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 38- NUG Triger 263Y $26,000.00 S: IPU 32N Accelerator 222U DS: BH Limited Black 015K Buyer: Rendezvous Farms, Ste Rose Du Lac, MB Lot 74- NCB Viper Dream 47Y $21,250.00 S: LFE Viper 455U DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Deeg Simmentals, Strathmore, AB and Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB

Lot 44- MECK Ridgeline 322Y $15,000.00 S: IPU 52N Accelerator 222U DS: LBR Crocket R81 Buyer: Hager Farms, Hayter, AB and Little Willow Creek, Fort Pitt, SK Lot 16- NUG Radar 202Y $14,000.00 S: Bar 5 SA Harrach 801P DS: LFE Durango 827H Buyer: Spring Hill Ranching and Little Willow Creek, Fort Pitt, SK Lot 15- DASR Mr 8Y S: NUG Colorado 13U DS: Double Bar D Max 05K Buyer: McMillen Ranching, Carievale, SK

$12,000.00

Lot 70- RF/BOHR Stealth 112Y S: Wheatland Stout 930W DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: T-Bone Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

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Sale Results Erixon Simmentals Bull and Female Sale Saskatoon, SK February 29, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black & Red Bulls Heifers Lots

Grossed

49 15 64 $348,850.00

Average $6,301.00 $2,670.00 $5,451.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 6- Erixon Power Play 102Y $17,250.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co., Williams Lake, BC, Springcreek Simmentals, Moosomin, SK and Black Sand Cattle Co., Virden, MB Lot 4- Erixon Top Shelf 77Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: Oakview Simmentals

$13,000.00

10th Annual Bull Rush Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB March 1, 2012 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots

Average

54

$4,250.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 1- R-Five Sampson 43Y S: HEMR Samurai 7S DS: BRK Paramount Buyer: Stone Simmentals, Westerose, AB

$7,500.00

Lot 36- Stonez Mr Yogi 20Y S: Gibby’s TNT DS: Anchor D Narcissus 105N Buyer: Don Chollin, Kerrobert, SK

$6,500.00

Westgold Farms & Guest 4th Annual Sale Vermilion, AB March 5, 2012 Auctioneer: Les Trach

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots 89

Average $5,006.00

High Selling Bulls:

46

Lot 22- Westgold Red Chief 136Y S: NGDB Wet Dream 6W DS: LFE Mark Fireinsky Buyer: Falcon Industries, Vegreville, AB

$23,500.00

Lot 15- Westgold Tank 53Y S: NCB Right On 8L DS: CMS Red Polled Icon Buyer: Anchor Lazy U, Killam, AB

$11,750.00

Lot 39- Westgold Kodiak 134Y S: Dess Sahara 73S DS: Nortons Western 55J Buyer: Davey Ranching, Wilkie, SK

$11,000.00

Lot 17- Erixon Game Face 59Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: LBR Crocket R81 Buyer: Doll Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 30- Erixon Bank Roll 79Y $11,000.00 S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Buyer: Regan Schlacter and Shaun Stadnyk, Humboldt, SK Lot 40- Erixon Ringer 93Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Sunny Valley Builder 37M Buyer: Prairie Wind Farms, Estevan, SK

$10,000.00

Lot 23- Erixon Sniper 68Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: LBR Crocket R81 Buyer: Janzen Ranches, Rosemary, AB

$9,500.00

Lot 21- Erixon Lad 60Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: STF Jalapeno Buyer: Spruce Meadow Farms Ltd.

$8,250.00

Lot 4- R-Five Gordon 24Y S: Wild-West T:N:T DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: Gerald Grutterink, Rimbey, AB

$6,200.00

Lot 22- MVRN POL Red Edition 123Y S: TH Black Edition 8R DS: GW Lucky Break 047G Buyer: Binq Industries, Breton, AB

$5,800.00

Lot 27- MVRN POL Black Bravo 230Y S: TH Black Edition 8R DS: MVRN POL Blk Licorice 234T Buyer: Binq Industries, Breton, AB

$5,600.00

Lot 59- STBS Dynamite 27Y S: Exodus DS: LFE Mr Lewis 300G Buyer: Dennis Jordan, Rimbey, AB

$5,600.00

Lot 25- KHG Freight Train 148Y $10,000.00 S: NCB Red Suspect 30S DS: NCB Right On 8L Buyer: Triple S Simmentals, Endeavour, SK Lot 29- Westgold Stealth 18Y $9,900.00 S: Skors Black Magnum DS: JF BH Choice Plus Buyer: Rendezvous Farms, Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Lot 1- Westgold Gold Dust 10Y S: NGDB Wet Dream 6W DS: NCB Red Suspect 30S Buyer: Colt Arnold, Mannville, AB High Selling Heifer: Lot 67- KHG Talia 45Y S: NGDB Wet Dream 6W DS: NCB Red Suspect 30S Buyer: Lewis Farms, Spruce Grove, AB Lot 66- KHG Samantha 44Y S: NGDB Wet Dream 6W DS: Skors Red Neon Buyer: Little Acres, Lloydminster, SK

$8,750.00

$3,200.00

$2,800.00


Sale Results Labatte Simmentals 32nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Moose Jaw, SK March 2, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Bulls Red Bulls Fullblood Bulls Red Heifers Black Heifers

Average

18 49 16 19 10

$8,717.00 $7,403.00 $6,353.00 $3.574.00 $3,360.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 6- IPU Red Chakota 18Y $28,500.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: PRL Houston 005H Buyer: Diamond M Simmentals, Estevan, SK & Tessier Simmentals Lot 14- IPU Crosby 41Y $25,000.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: Erixon Simmentals, Clavet, SK

McMillen Ranching 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Carievale, SK March 3, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Simmental Bulls Red Simmental Bulls Fullblood Bulls Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Open Heifers Lots

32 36 6 94 $735,100.00 31 16 141 $936,900.00

Gross

Average $9,886.00 $7,773.00 $5,633.00 $4,733.00 $4,502.00 $3,891.00 $6,645.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 48- MRL 76Y $47,000.00 S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: MRL Black Bear 79S Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch, Oungre, SK Lot 13- MRL 91Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Hook’s Shear Force 38K Buyer: Nisku Farms, Fillmore, SK

$46,000.00

The Cutting Edge Bull Sale Rimbey, AB March 3, 2012 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots 60

Gross

Average

$287,400.00

$4,790.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 46- LHVS Thor 45Y S: RC Club King 040R DS: LHVS Mr Lockhart 16L Buyer: Leedale Colony

$11,500.00

Lot 47- IPU Liner 56U 103Y $23,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: IPU Black Resistol 193R Buyer: Skor Simmentals and Clofford Simmentals Lot 53- IPU Liner 56U 146Y $20,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Buyer: Westwood Farms, Moosomin, SK and Oberle Farms, Shaunavon, SK High Selling Heifers: Lot 89- IPU 68M Pocahontas 177Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Buyer: Meadow Acres, Lampman, SK

$16,500.00

Lot 107- IPU Ms. Liner 56U 266Y S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Sand Ranch Hand Buyer: Robb Farms, Maidstone, SK

$8,750.00

Lot 91- IPU Ms. Specialist 251Y S: IPU Red Specialist 70T DS: LBR Crocket R81 Buyer: Harvie Ranching, Olds, AB

$7,000.00

Lot 14- MRL 90Y S: TNT Powersurge T404 DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: X-T Simmentals, Eastend, SK

$38,000.00

Lot 56- MRL 130Y $22,000.00 S: TNT Powersurge T404 DS: KOP Stockman 134S Buyer: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK Lot 51- MRL 148Y S: TNT Powersurge T404 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: TSN Livestock, Brandon, MB High Selling Heifers: Lot 155- MRL Miss 586Y S: TH Black Edition 8R DS: TNT Onstar S312 Buyer: OVHF Simmentals, Olds, AB

$16,500.00

$8,500.00

Lot 157- MRL Miss 696Y $6,750.00 S: TH Black Edition 8R DS: TNT Thunderstruck M264 Buyer: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK

Lot 57- LHVS Mr Lockhart 49Y S: SU Jenkins 6J DS: PRL Houston 005H Buyer: Kevin Raabis

$7,000.00

Lot 60- LHVS Mr Lockhart 76Y S: MFI Whistler 47L DS: LHVS Fast Eddie 81S Buyer: Doug Halladay

$6,900.00

Lot 52- LHVS Mr Lockhart 62Y S: PRL Waffle 09 42W DS: SU Jenkins 6J Buyer: Jack Beagle

$6,600.00

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Sale Results 12th Annual R Plus Simmentals Bull Sale Estevan, SK March 4, 2012 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: Optimal Bovines Inc.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Pick of Heifer Calves

Lots 74 1

Gross Average $442,200.00 $10,500.00

$5,976.00 $10,500.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 1- R Plus 1158Y S: PRL Tobasco 201T DS: LFE Mr Lewis 347P Buyer: Kopp Farms, Amaranth, MB

$30,000.00

9th Annual Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. & Guests Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK March 5, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerrry Kanewischer Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Ashworth’s Bulls Tessier’s Bulls Bulls

Lots

Gross Average

37 21 58 $311,750.00

$5,070.27 $5,911.90 $5,375.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 58- TESS Black 144Y S: TESS Black Rampage 71W DS: Remington On Target 2S Buyer: NLC Simmentals

$9,750.00

Lot 40- TESS Red 56Y $8,500.00 S: CDI/PLCC Dr. Phil 145U DS: Lazy S Red Shocker 226L Buyer: Labatte Simmentals, Gladmar, SK and Reitan Holdings

Sunny Valley Simmentals 22nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK March 7, 2012 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Consultant: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bulls Heifers

Lots 37 10

Average $7,000.00 $3,900.00

High Selling Bulls:

48

Lot 6- Sunny Valley Banker 57Y S: LFE RS Lewis 340W DS: RLA Redstream 152S Buyer: Willowdale Farms, Valleyview, AB

$17,250.00

Lot 3- Sunny Valley Force 47Y S: MRL Red Forse 12U DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: WLB Livestock, Douglas, MB

$16,250.00

Lot 26- SVS Open Range 28Y S: RF Double Up 37W DS: CG Red Heritage 806H Buyer: Porter Ranches, Stony Plain, AB

$15,750.00

Lot 17- R Plus 1078Y $17,500.00 S: R Plus Redge 8018U DS: R PLus 4012P Buyer: Bar SK Cattle Co., Lloydminster, SK Lot 11- R Plus T Hall 1004Y S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Kevin Woods, Moosomin, SK

$16,500.00

Lot 6- R Plus 1120Y $12,500.00 S: R Plus Mcsteamy 8028U DS: LCHMN Redeye Jack 7006D Buyer: Little Rainbow Ranch, Moosomin, SK

Lot 50- TESS Red 135Y $8,000.00 S: BBS Redeye T201 DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: Diamond M Simmentals, Estevan, SK Lot 21- KWA Odin 91Y S: OLF Odin U5 DS: LFE Warden 498N Buyer: Kevin Woods

$8,000.00

Lot 17- KWA First Dream 8Y S: GCF First Dream P13 DS: KS Bravado P68 Buyer: Kevin Foley

$7,500.00

Lot 5- KWA Towa 130Y S: LFE Towa 399U DS: Parkhill Red Premium Buyer: Doug Goudy

$7,000.00

Lot 60- TESS Black 44Y S: TESS Black Rampage 71W DS: Remington On Target 2S Buyer: Lazy Y

$7,000.00

Lot 15- Sunny Valley Camaro 60Y $11,750.00 S: KNK/CRSR Red Bull 53T DS: TNT Accelerator S226 Buyer: Camden Cattle Co., New Bridgen, AB Lot 27- SVS BLK Currency 231Y $10,000.00 S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: M & J Ranch, McCanna, North Dakota High Selling Heifers: Lot 45- Sunny Valley Redmaren 31Y $6,500.00 S: LFE RS Lewis 340W DS: SSR Red Gold D42 Buyer: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK Lot 46- SVS Red Jillian 76Y $5,100.00 S: LFE RS Lewis 340W DS: RLA Redstream 152S Buyer: Come As U R Simmentals, Storthoaks, SK Lot 43- Sunny Valley Red Jazz 67Y S: ACS Everready DS: LFE Red Nevada 529N Buyer: Westgold Simmentals, Minburn, AB

$5,000.00


Sale Results Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB March 6, 2012 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls Red Bulls Black Bulls

26 40 25

Average $5,763.00 $4,749.30 $4,530.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 40- Virginia Good Day 98Y S: Champs Romano DS: SAF 73H Buyer: Anchor D Ranch, Rimbey, AB

$22,500.00

Lot 5- CMS Esposito 127Y $14,000.00 S: CMS Red Polled Icon 16P DS: ASM Mr Bar Sam 212H Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals, Hanley, SK

Mar Mac Farms and Guests Bull Sale Brandon, MB March 7, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Angus Bulls Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

38 32 70 $276,350.00

$3,434.00 $4,690.00 $3,948.00

Lot 42- Virginia Bet Your Ass 26Y S: Champs Romano DS: Canadian Neff Buyer: Maronda Farms Ltd.

$8,750.00

Lot 49- Virginia Lethal Weapon 12Y S: SRN Bold Arnold 1X DS: Westdrums Andrew Buyer: Kulyk Simmentals, Battleford, SK

$8,600.00

Lot 44- Virginia Bow Wonder 33Y S: Champs Romano DS: Shawarcres Jahari 50L Buyer: Bear Canyon Farms

$8,250.00

Lot 41- Virginia Special Time 90Y S: Champs Romano DS: SAF 73H Buyer: Hutterian Brethren of Rosebud

$8,200.00

Lot 64- Perks Y Not 103Y S: CDI/PLCC Dr Phil DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Ron Wytinck, Cypress River, MB

$5,000.00

Lot 44- Mar Mac Maverick 46Y S: Twin Brae Tennessee DS: Twin-Chief Panama 588P Buyer: Harold Klassen, Birnie, MB

$5,000.00

Lot 54- Downhill Money Talks 19Y S: Mader P New Deal 21W DS: SS Goldrush Buyer: Rodney Savage, Elm Creek, MB

$5,500.00

High Selling Angus: Lot 29- Mar Mac Tiger 159Y S: HF Tiger 5T DS: McRae’s Power Point 48M Buyer: Ger-Lei Angus, SK

$5,250.00

Lot 9- Red Mar Mac Mastermind 110Y S: Red Cockburn Ribeye 346U DS: Red Sunset ridge Congo 19R Buyer: Right Cross Ranch, Kisbey, SK

$8,000.00

Lot 81- Perks Blk Colossal 1085Y S: Ankonian Colossal DS: WLB Mr. Nugget 132N 355R Buyer: Cloet Farms, Hartney, MB

Lot 26- Skors Enticer 139Y S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: Severtson Land & Cattle

$12,000.00

Lot 14- Skors Tanker 58Y S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: GFI Magnum K52 Buyer: Danval Stock Farm Ltd.

$10,750.00

$10,000.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls:

Skor Simmentals 10th Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB March 7, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Red Bulls Black Bulls Bulls

Lots 35 40 75

Average $6,189.00 $6,681.00 $6,681.00

$9,500.00

Lot 2- Skor Black Enticer 287Y S: Skor Black Enticer 4W DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Buyer: Hart Farms

$16,500.00

Lot 47- Skors Suspect 158Y S: NCB Red Suspect 30S DS: STF Starquest N114 Buyer: Hand Hills Colony

Lot 49- Skors Crocket 32Y S: LBR Crocket R81 DS: NUH Bold Zima 1J Buyer: Wolfe Farms

$12,500.00

Lot 48- Skor Crosby 28Y $10,000.00 S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: BH Right Time 520E Buyer: Hutterian Brethren of Lougheed, Lougheed, AB

High Selling Bulls:

Lot 17- Skors Joker 75Y $9,400.00 S: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker DS: TNT Gunner N208 Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals, Bentley, AB

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Sale Results Lot 2- Springcreek Ransom 14Y $16,000.00 S: Mader P BLK Ransom 23U DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Bonchuk Simmentals, Solsgirth, MB

In Pursuit of Perfection Bull Sale March 8, 2012 Moosomin, SK Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Simmentals Red Simmentals Black Bestbeef Red Bestbeef Black Angus Red Angus Bulls

36 20 10 6 8 5 85

Gross

Average

$337,000.00 $111,150.00 $52,850.00 $24,000.00 $41,750.00 $20,550.00 $587,300.00

$9,361.00 $5,557.50 $5,285.00 $4,000.00 $5,218.00 $4,110.00 $6,909.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 1- Springcreek Lotto 52Y S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: Springcreek Tank 63P Buyer: Labatte Simmentals, Gladmar, SK; Black Sands Cattle Company, Virden, MB

$77,000.00

Lot 7- Springcreek All In 155Y $17,000.00 S: Hart All In W382 DS: Springcreek Tank 63P Buyer: Crossroad Simmentals, Shell Lake, SK

9th Annual Westway & Deeg Bull and Female Sale Olds, AB March 8, 2012 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bulls Females

Lots 70 19

Gross

Average

$376,040.00 $50,692.00

$5,372.00 $2,668.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 13- WFL Chain Reaction 26Y S: LFE Cross Fire 365T DS: LFE Bring It Black 811K Buyer: Mappin Simmentals, Byemoor, AB

$17,000.00

Lot 61- Deeg Mr 122Y $15,000.00 S: Erixon Wellington 133W DS: JDD Titan 22P Buyer: Spring Lake Simmentals, Daysland, AB

Northern Classic Bull Sale 2012

Grande Prairie, AB March 9, 2012 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Bulls

Lots

Gross Average

61 71 $326,300.00

$4,613.11 $4,595.77

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 52- COLB Fired Up 17X $9,000.00 S: Crossroad Barracuda 805U DS: Smithbilt Molson 21M Buyer: Double RN Livestock, Lloydminster, AB and Tyler Farms, Cut Knife, SK Lot 53- MMWK Rock On 381Y $9,000.00 S: TH Black Edition 8R DS: LFE Rock Solid 366P Buyer: Lake Bottom Cattle Co., Smoky Lake, AB 50

Lot 56- Blacksand Lead Bull 41Y $14,000.00 S: Springcreek BLK Tank 47U DS: SRS J914 Prederred Beef Buyer: Jaylyn; Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK Lot 4- Springcreek Align 43Y $12,000.00 S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: MSR Kansas Tank 235M Buyer: Westwood Land & Cattle Co., Moosomin, SK Lot 21- Springcreek Redwood 27Y S: Springcreek Teddy 72U DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Buyer: Herbert Land & Cattle; Sunrise Simmentals, Lucknow, ON

$9,500.00

Lot 27- Springcreek Redwood 36Y S: Springcreek Teddy 72U DS: MSR Kansas Tank 235M Buyer: Willie Burnett; Allan Weslowski

$9,500.00

Lot 11- WFL Absolute 51Y S: LFE Strait Up 51Y DS: R Plus Black Edge Buyer: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB

$14,500.00

Lot 1- WFL Frontrunner 9Y $14,250.00 S: R Plus Redge 8018U DS: LFE Red Tanker 490P Buyer: Arrow Creek Simmentals, Rossburn, MB High Selling Heifers Lot 84- Deeg Ms 68Y S: Muirheads Mr Five 132T DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Bar CL Farms, Sundre, AB

$4,000.00

Lot 86- Deeg Ms 54Y S: CMS Ultor 822U DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: Ter-Ron Farms, Forestburg, AB

$3,800.00

Lot 12- JDF Shot of Love 36Y S: Double Bar D Gunner 1W DS: IROC Rocket 57R Buyer: JR Simmentals

$8,400.00

Lot 61- MMWK Velocity 41Y $7,900.00 S: Mader P Fourtrax 3W DS: LRX Red Ace 57R Buyer: Fallen Timber Farms, Groundbirch, BC Lot 27- JDF Saint N Sinner 32Y S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: WFL Black Buddy 931K Buyer: Darren Hawkes

$7,600.00

Lot 29- JDF Back TA Black 26Y $7,600.00 S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: Remington On Target 2S Buyer: Flat Rock Valley Simmentals, Cecil Lake, BC


Sale Results Rebels of the West Bull Sale

Virden, MB March 11, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Bulls Females Flush Lots

Gross

Average

56 5 1 62 $229,925.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 22- ACS Overload 180Y S: MFR Drifter 804U DS:LFE Bring It Black 811K Buyer: Wheatland Cattle Co., Bienfait, SK

Lot 1- ACS Stride 173Y $7,000.00 S: Wheatland Headline 872U DS: PVF-CW Rapid Fire 0195K Buyer: Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK Lot 32- ACS Brick 112Y $5,600.00 S: Wheatland Bull 995W DS: ACS Red Rebel 656S Buyer: Downhill Simmentals, Rapid City, MB

$3,726.79 $3,645.00 $3,000.00 Lot 55- LWC/Roendas Full Tilt 15Y $3,708.47 S: MRL Red Force 12U DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Buyer: D & D Farms $8,750.00 Lot 53- LWC/Roendas Superior 8Y S: Mr NLC Superior DS: TSN Ms Fortune 50T Buyer: Turin Colony $8,500.00

$5,600.00

$5,500.00

Lot 14- ACS Tundra 110Y S: Wheatland Bull 786T DS: Remington On Taget 2S Buyer: Westwood Land & Cattle, Moosomin, SK

Genetic Source Bull & Female Sale

Brandon, MB March 12, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Fullblood Bulls Red Bulls Black Bulls Heifers

27 27 2 8

Average $6,669.00 $3,565.00 $4,450.00 $1,913.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 33- Oakview Viper 20Y S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: Bar 5 SA Benz 415L Buyer: B Bar C Simmentals, Bowden, AB

$20,000.00

Lot 13- Big Sky Jerico $15,500.00 S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: Gidsco Appollo 3F Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals, Bentley, AB

Porter Ranches Bull Sale

Stony Plain, AB March 16, 2012 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Consultant: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots 54

Average $4,174.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 23- PRL Yukon Jim 11 51Y S: PRL Magnitude 362M DS: CNS Dream On L186 Buyer: N Lazy B Ranch, Hairy Hill, AB

$8,000.00

Lot 61- PRL Yellowstone 11 33Y S: Rogant DS: PRL Ledger 129L Buyer: David Turko, Newbrook, AB

$7,900.00

Lot 5- Big Sky Kentucky S: Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S DS: Wells Cargo Buyer: O Double E Simmentals, Hythe, AB

$14,750.00

Lot 1- Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S $12,250.00 S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: Bel C&B Western 2nd Buyer: Swantewitt Simmentals, Yellowhead County, AB Lot 2- Big Sky Henry S: Cherry Creek Carlsberg 2S DS: Cen Laredo 519L Buyer: Triple T Simmentals, Lundar, MB

$11,500.00

Lot 11- Big Sky Columbus S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: Rogant Buyer: Simpson Farms & Mcruer

$11,000.00

Lot 41- Oakview Bentley 92Y S: BLCC Houstons Legend 86S DS: SBSF Lieutenant 5L Buyer: Pat Workman

$9,000.00

Lot 5- PRL Y Stretch 64Y $7,200.00 S: PRL Tobasco 201T DS: BBS Red 500 K10 Buyer: Soderglen Ranches Ltd., Airdrie, AB Lot 22- PRL Porterhouse Hatchet $6,900.00 S: PRL Magnitude 362M DS: PRL Nophalt 267N Buyer: Lawrence and Lisa Strocher, Tomahawk, AB Lot 32- PRL Voyager 11 37Y $6,500.00 S: Westfall Voyager 721P DS: TNT Gunner N208 Buyer: Soderglen Ranches Ltd., Airdrie, AB Lot 21- PRL Yard 11 41Y $6,100.00 S: PRL Magnitude 362M DS: BBS Red 500 K10 Buyer: Lawrence and Lisa Strocher, Tomahawk, AB

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Sale Results Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB March 10, 2012 Auctioneer: Dean Edge

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bulls Simmental Heifers

45 15

Gross

Average

$151,700.00 $22,850.00

$3,371.00 $1,523.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 47- Swantewitt Jeremiah 259X S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: Dr. John Kyle, Mayerthorpe, AB

$6,500.00

18th Annual Rainalta & Guests Bull Sale

Brooks, AB March 21, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Simm Two Year Olds Bulls Simm Yearling Bulls Charolais Yearling Bulls

Average $4,000.00 $3,900.00 $3,500.00

Lloydminster SK March 19, 2012 Auctioneer: Russ Copeland Sale Consultant: Bouchard Livestock International

Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls

49 2

Grossed

Average

$185,200.00 $7,800.00

$3,780.00 $3,900.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 8- Blushrose P Real Deal 27Y $7,800.00 S: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T DS: G-Seven Pol Rocket 12P Buyer: Ryan Roach and MC Quantock, Lloydminster, AB Lot 22- RUK Mr Baretta 6Y $7,400.00 S: G-Seven Pol Rocket 12P DS: Redneck Rambo 27J Buyer: Little Willow Ranch, Frenchman Butte, SK

WLB Livestock 8th Annual Bull Sale Douglas, MB March 27, 2012 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer

Sale Summary

Simmental Yearling Bulls Hereford Yearling Bulls

Average $6,640.00 $3,800.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 27- WLB Bull 223W 391Y S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: Wheatland Bull 462P Buyer: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

$22,000.00

Lot 26- WLB Bull 223W 400Y $13,000.00 S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: WLB Oil Patch 132N 366R Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Company, Shellbrook, SK 52

$5,000.00

Lot 37- Swantewitt Yak 122Y $4,900.00 S: Dora Lee Native Son DS: MFI Vision 3078 Buyer: Bear Canyon Colony of Cherry Point, AB

Early Sunset Bull & Female Sale 2012 Edam, SK February 23, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Raffan Sale Manager: Optimal Bovines Inc.

Simmental Yearling Bulls Simmental Females Angus Yearling Bulls Angus Females Lots

8th Annual Butts, Gutts & Nuts Bull Sale

Lots

Lot 48- Swantewitt Heat 226X S: Salmon Arm Eltano DS: K2 Anzac 16E Buyer: Dr. John Kyle, Mayerthorpe, AB

Sale Summary

High Selling Bull went to Bone Creek Ranch, Eastend, SK for $7,000.00

Sale Summary

Lot 31- Swantewitt Yago 191Y $5,100.00 S: Anchor D Sting 184W DS: K2 Anzac 16E Buyer: Don Breitkreutz, Fort Assiniboine, AB

Lots 11 6 27 17 61

Gross $40,800.00 $13,750.00 $109,000.00 $34,200.00 $197,750.00

Average $3,709.00 $2,292.00 $4,037.00 $2,012.00 $3,239.00

Lot 1- Blushrose Pol Cujo 34Y S: G-Seven Pol Rocket 12P DS: Anchor D Deglo 66L Buyer: Mannville Colony

$7,200.00

Lot 54- NCS Mr King 35Y S: RC Club King 040R DS: BBS Zima D55 Buyer: Arnold Ste. Marie

$6,600.00

Lot 36- RUK Mr. Young 133Y S: Diamond J Rocky 77W DS: Diamond J Rooinik 14S Buyer: Darryl Roach

$5,200.00

Lot 53- NCS Mr. Quorum 34Y S: Hooks Red Quorum 55H DS: LBR Crockett 4U Buyer: Alvin Barth

$5,000.00

Lot 36- WLB Bull 377W 375Y S: WLB Roughneck 366R 377W DS: Springcreek Domino 106L Buyer: Glen Aldentaler, Britton, SD

$7,250.00

Lot 23- WLB Bull 381Y 377Y $7,000.00 S: WLB Blowout 366R 381T DS: MJ Black Arapahoe 55L Buyer: Doll Simmental Ranch, New Salem, ND Lot 29- WLB Bull 233W 414Y S: Hart Good Time W223 DS: IPU Black Label 156S Buyer: Glen Aldentaler, Britton, SD

$6,800.00

Lot 35- WLB Bull 377W 382Y S: WLB Roughneck 366R 377W DS: Wheatland Bull 462P Buyer: Frazer Redpath, Mather, MB

$6,500.00


Sale Results Rocky Mountain Bull Sale

Olds, AB March 15, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Bulls

37

Gross

Average

$134,400.00

$3,632.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 42- PAW BLK 128Y S: IPU Beef Maker 47W DS: IPU Red Nugget 132N Buyer: Ducoty Enterprises

$7,300.00

Lot 1- MRC King Arthur 247Y S: STR King Arthur N310 DS: WFL Commander 78R Buyer: Paul Lagaurad

$6,200.00

6th Annual Proudly Western Bull Sale Whitewood, SK March 31, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Bulls Heifers

40 9

Average $3,823.00 $3,266.00

High Selling Simmentals Bulls: Lot 33- Prairie Wind Pumpjack 47Y $9,000.00 S: Scissors Undeniable 14U DS: Prairie Wind Black Ice 25K Buyer: North Creek Simmentals, Borden, SK

Best Bet Bull Sale Williams Lake, BC April 7, 2012

Sale Summary Red Simmental Bulls Black Simmental Bulls

Lots

20 11

Average $4,020.00 $3,955.00

High Selling Simmentals Bulls: Lot 30- Red Mitchells Rebel 182Y S: Springcreek Rebel 57W DS: KRSS Red Dream Buyer: Bill Nelson, Barriere, BC

$6,100.00

Black Diamond Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB April 7, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Trascon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Simmental Bulls Simmental Heifers

Lots 43 13

Average $3,597.00 $1,785.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 10- BDS Enticer 25Y S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: PVF-BF BF 26 Black Joker Buyer: K5 Ranch

$7,500.00

Lot 21- WCC Wells’ Yale 8Y S: Champs Trilogy DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Granum Colony

$5,600.00

Lot 28- Starwest POL Reserve 140Y S: Porter’s Reserve 20R DS: South Holden Titan Buyer: Wheatland Farming Co. Colony

$5,500.00

Lot 40- SAWR BLK 118Y S: SVF Star Power S802 DS: S-Paw BLK Show Off 5S Buyer: Stahlville Colony

$5,000.00

Lot 38- PAW Red 105Y S: S-Paw Red Warrior 930W DS: BFPS Kenny 22K Buyer: Cornerview Ranch

$4,900.00

Lot 47- Scissors Ironclad 9Y S: Mader P Black Ironman 22U DS: PVF-BF BF25 Black Joker Buyer: M&J Farms, Russell, MB

$7,800.00

Lot 46- Scissors Ironman 18Y S: Mader P Black Ironman 22U DS: Springcreek Powerline 94P Buyer: Roger & Dean Armstrong

$6,700.00

Lot 58- Sun Rise Black 31Y S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Prairie Livestock Ltd.

$6,400.00

Lot 63- Croby Foresight 84Y S: RRAR Foresight 5S DS: Northline Jedi 27J Buyer: DMS Feedlot, Vanderhoof, BC

$6,100.00

Lot 29- Red Mitchells Rebel 147Y S: Springcreek Rebel 57W DS: Mitchells Buddy 12T Buyer: Karen Vaughan, Nimpo Lake, BC

$5,800.00

Lot 28- Red Mitchells Rebel 135Y $5,300.00 S: Springcreek Rebel 57W DS: PRL Sonic 376S Buyer: Pools Arrow Ranch, Prince George, BC

Lot 22- BDS High Tide 67Y S: Muirheads High Tide 82R DS: 3C Full Figures C288 BLK Buyer: K5 Ranch

$7,500.00

Lot 4- BDS Enticer 78Y $6,400.00 S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: IPU Black Label 156S Buyer: Highway 5 Simmentals, Canora, SK Lot 38- BDS Online 98X $5,300.00 S: Muirhead Online 83S DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Buyer: D Bar K Simmentals, Bowsman, MB

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Sale Results Kuntz/Stoughton/McIntosh 13th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, AB March 13, 2012 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls

Lots 47

Lot 7- SFM Black Design 143Y S: JT New Design 24W DS: Remington Red Label HR $5,670.00 Buyer: Duralta Farms Ltd., Vegreville, AB

$266,500.00

Lot 24 SUB- Kuntz Super Duty 4Y $39,000.00 S: NCB Red Suspect 30S DS: R Plus 4012P Buyer: Deeg Simmentals, Strathmore, AB; Wheatland Cattle Co., Bienfait, SK and Bohrson Marketing Services, Carstairs, AB Lot 26- Kuntz Marshall 12Y $10,000.00 S: BMD Red Walking Tall 13W DS: LFE Bombshell 508N Buyer: N V Land and Cattle, North Battleford, SK

Transcon’s 12th Annual Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale Red Deer, AB March 19, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Fullblood Bulls Red Bulls Black Bulls

Lots

Average

54 32 9

$4,994.00 $4,913.00 $3,606.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 13- Beech Bros Booster 52Y S: Sunny Valley Upgrade 47U DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Kopp Farms Ltd., Amaranth, MB

$25,000.00

Lot 20- Beech Bros Anarchy 604Y S: IPU Revolution 172U DS: IPU Red Nugget 132N Buyer: DGR Cattle Co.

$14,500.00

Spruce Grove Cattle Co. Bull Sale Tisdale, SK March 20, 2012 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bulls Heifers Lots

Lots

Gross Average

31.75 $3,360.63 2 $4,100.00 8 $1,606.25 41.75 $127,750.00 $3,059.88

Lot 25- Kuntz Yonder 11Y $7,500.00 S: Wheatland Red Ace 747T DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: C R Simmentals and Son and Randy Werstroh, Medstead, SK Lot 36- Kuntz Hulk 23Y S: Kuntz Congo 34M D: Unregisterd Simmental Buyer: Bar Crossroads Ranch, Edam, SK

$7,100.00

Lot 114- APLX Jackson 3Y S: Dora Lee Jake DS: SU Painter 59P Buyer: Westgold Farms Ltd., Minburn, AB

$12,000.00

Lot 1- Beech Bros Cobra 69Y $12,000.00 S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: IPU Bronson 19K Buyer: Champ Simmentals, Irma, AB; Staden Farms, Ecoview Lot 8- Beech Bros Duramax 25Y $10,500.00 S: Double Bar D Hemi 201T DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Berwest Farms, Bittern Lake, AB and KMW Holdings Inc. Lot 7- Beech Bros Yowler 93Y S: Double Bar D Wit 6051S DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Holt Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

$10,000.00

Lot 1- SGCC BLK Prowler 6Y (3/4 Interest) $5,000.00 S: MRL Tap Out 39U DS: SGCC Red Sabre 13L Buyer: Marc Norleen, Strasbourg, SK

High Selling Two Year Old Bull: Lot 41- SGCC Blackhawk 214X S: Crossroad Blackhawk 477S DS: Red Angus Buyer: Wayne Kish, Melfort, SK

$4,200.00

High Selling Heifers:

Lot 4- SGCC BLK Boomer 38Y S: CAS Sonic Boom 1S DS: PPSR Black Nafta 8U Buyer: 3L Cattle Co., Naicam, SK

$5,400.00

Lot 46- SGCC BLK Della 29Y $2,400.00 S: MRL Tap Out 39U DS: SGCC BLK Powerline 43T Buyer: Bill, Virginia & Tiffany Peters, Perdue, SK

Lot 11- SGCC Red Farenheit 3Y S: MRL Farenheit 35W DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Buyer: Spring Creek Colony, Walsh, AB

$5,200.00

Lot 43- SGCC Red Katie 25Y S: MRL Farenheit 35W DS: ER Americana 537B Buyer: Parkhil Ranches, Calgary, AB

High Selling Bulls:

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$7,750.00

Gross Average

High Selling Bulls:

Sale Summary

Lot 54- McIntosh Prime 4Y $8,000.00 S: SAJ Equalizer 7U DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Buyer: Boynecrest Stock Farms, Stephenfield, MB

$1,900.00


Sale Results Transcon’s Advantage Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK March 21, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Trascon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Average

Simmental Yearlings 39 Simm Two Year Old Bulls 7

$4,410.00 $4,879.00

Lot 21- Double G Ted 42Y $7,900.00 S: Springcreek Ted 41U DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Bill, Virginia & Tiffany Peters, Perdue, SK Lot 24- BJL Mr Hummer 25Y S: Double Bar D Hummer 48U DS: THSF Freedom 300N Buyer: 4E Holdings Ltd.

$6,500.00

$6,000.00

$5,750.00

Lot 39- W2 Mr 310X S: WFL Mr Westway 109U DS: RJY Red Logan 21L Buyer: Kuntz Simmentals, Battleford, SK

$8,750.00

Lot 19- Double G Yahoo 30Y S: Double Bar D Moab 84T DS: RAJ Mr Herkules 50F Buyer: Brook Simmentals, Turtleford, SK

Lot 2- Lazy Bar B Boogeyman 1Y S: Windmill Liner 59W DS: Sunny Valley Red Mark 29M Buyer: Arvin Pirness

$8,000.00

Lot 29- BJL Mr Bo Duke 20Y S: Remington Generallee 106T DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Buyer: Galvin Kostal

High Selling Bulls:

Double Bar D Farms 12th Annual Bull & Female Sale Grenfell, SK March 26, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg & Dan Skeels Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Average

Two Year Old Fullblood Bulls 18 Yearling Fullblood Bulls 33 Red Simmental Bulls 31 Black Simmental Bulls 15 Hybrid Bulls 9 Red & Black Simm Heifers 10 Fullblood Simm Heifers 11

$12,111.00 $4,742.00 $4,898.00 $4,733.00 $3,211.00 $6,205.00 $4,768.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 1- Double Bar D Thunder 273X $40,000.00 S: PRL Porterhouse Regent DS: BEL C&B Western 2nd Buyer: Virginia Ranch, Cremona, AB and Randy Ward, Calgary, AB Lot 6- Double Bar D Wilnelm 261X S: MFI Whistler 47L DS: Great Guns Ferdinand 13Z Buyer: Champ Simmentals, Irma, AB

$34,000.00

Bonchuck Farms Bull Sale

Solsgirth, MB March 28, 2012 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Manager: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bulls

Lots

Average

44

$3,659.00

High Selling Bulls: Lot 66- BLCC Mr Baron 357Y S: BHR Baron SA 2842P DS: Great Guns Moses 50D Buyer: Crossroad Farms, Shell Lake, SK

$13,000.00

Lot 45- BLCC Mr Whistler 433X $6,000.00 S: MFI Whistler 47L DS: Rickardstown Jumbo Buyer: Rafter M Bar Simmentals, Brookdale, MB

Lot 3- Double bar D Chesapeake $26,000.00 S: Shawacres Jahari 50L DS: Eldandi 907H Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals, Viking, AB and Mark Land & Cattle Co., Irma, AB Lot 61- Double Bar D True Grit S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Buyer: Hannah Simmentals, Didsbury, AB

$20,500.00

Lot 10- Double Bar D Flagship 271X S: Afri-can Freestate DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Buyer: Curtis Simmentals, Bethune, SK

$20,000.00

Lot 14- Double Bar D Metro 265X S: Anchor “T” Matro 4E DS: MFI Whistler 47L Buyer: Crossroad Farms, Shell Lake, SK

$16,500.00

High Selling Heifers: Lot 172- Double Bar D Lady Desiree S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: Wheatland Bull 680S Buyer: Hannah Simmentals, Didsbury, AB

$21,500.00

Lot 56- BLCC Mr 54P 148Y $5,750.00 S: G-Seven Mr 54P DS: BLCC Hogan 40H Buyer: Northern Lights Simmentals, Rossburn, MB Lot 2- BLCC Mr 124R 425X S: BLCC 124R DS: NAC Union’s Legacy 29L Buyer: Primrose Farms, Russell, MB

$5,000.00

Lot 44- BLCC Mr Metro 429X S: Anchor “T” Metro 4E DS: Knight Mr T 255T Buyer: Vegreville Colony, Vegreville, AB

$5,000.00

Lot 36- BLCC Mr Black Teddy 149Y S: Wheatland Bull 131L DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Buyer: Walter Brydon, Birtle, MB

$5,000.00

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Sale Results ANL/Wheatland “Focus on the Future” 8th Annual Bull Sale

Alameda, SK March 29, 2012 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Manager: TBarC Cattle Co. & Bouchard Livestock Intl.

Sale Summary

Lots

Average

Pick of the 2012 Simm Calf Crop 1 Simmental Yearling Bulls 22 Synergy Bulls 7 Pens of Heifers 6 Total Sale Gross: $449,150.00

$37,000.00 $13,384.09 $5,342.86 $5,375.00

High Selling Simmental Bulls: Lot 29- Wheatland Bull 169Y S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: Hart Jackpot J310 Buyer: Kappes Simmentals, SD

$86,000.00

Lot 24- Wheatland Bull 122Y S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Buyer: Maple Lake Stock, Hartney, MB

$35,000.00

Markdale, ON March 31, 2012 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels

Sale Summary

Average

Bulls Females Flush Semen Embryos

$4,556.00 $3,182.00 $3,500.00 $395/10units $1,229/4

Lot 5- Buschbeck P Reality 9302X S: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T DS: Latco Hager Junior Buyer: White Lake Farms, White Lake, ON

$8,600.00

Lot 1- Bar 5 PSA Essence 803X S: Bar 5 PSA Essential 413U DS: Erico Primal Buyer: Semex, Guelph, ON

$8,500.00

Southwest Showcase Bull Sale

Swift Current, SK April 2, 2012 Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock International

Lots

Gross

60

$269,150.00

Average $4,486.00

Lot 33- Wheatland Bull 197Y S: Wheatland Stout 930W DS: Wheatland Bull 468P Buyer: Bar T Ranch, Alameda, SK

$11,000.00

Lot 40- Wheatland Bull 161Y S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Wheatland’s Inferno 325N Buyer: Percyview Farms, Kisbey, SK

$10,500.00

Pick of the 2012 Calf Crop $37,000.00 Buyer: Bohrson Marketing, Carstairs, AB; Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB; Deeg Simmentals, Strathmore, AB and Outlaw Cattle Co., Hussar, AB

Lot 26- Bar 5 FF Willie 426Y $8,500.00 S: Leeupoort Wilko DS: Uitsuip Cheva 01 Buyer: Jonathan Kittlitz, Fort Saskatchewan, AB Lot 28- Buschbeck FF Romper 9301X S: WKF Romeo 23P DS: Purplehill Frontrunner Buyer: Hernando Guerro

$7,600.00

Lot 3- Bar 5 PSA Volt 212Y S: Bar 5 SA Evolution 418S DS: Salerika Eksellent Buyer: Nuhope Farm

$6,000.00

Lot 55- Gibbons Kandi 17X S: MFI Whistler 47L DS: Bar 5 P SA Expert 826M Buyer: Big Sky Simmentals, Treherne, MB

$5,600.00

Lot 27- KTF Right Direction 48Y S: TNT Top Gun R244 DS: LCHMN Body Bilder 7303F Buyer: Andre Perrault

$5,000.00

Lot 66- TPP Crocus Legacy 14Y S: Virginia Red Texas DS: Remington Red Label HR Buyer: Owen Schmitz

$5,800.00

$13,250.00

Lot 15- EDN Dividend 125Y S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: GW Lucky Dice 187H Buyer: Oberle Farms, Shaunavon, SK

$6,700.00

Lot 50- Boundary Temptation 9Y S: TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640 DS: WFL Black Buddy 931K Buyer: Stoughton Farms, Maidstone, SK

$11,500.00

Lot 41- X-T Red Turbo 82Y S: Twin-Chief Turbo 41T DS: TNT Fortune Builder P247 Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals, Viking, AB

$6,600.00

Lot 63- Boundary Shear Force 114Y S: Hooks Shear Force 38K DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Buyer: Deeg Simmentals, Strathmore, AB

Lot 22- TSZ Titan 547Y S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Buyer: Darryl Tucker

$4,700.00

High Selling Bulls:

56

$11,000.00

High Selling Heifer:

High Selling Simmental Bulls:

Bulls

Lot 27- Wheatland Bull 142Y S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: Wheatland 540R “PTO” Buyer: Springcreek Ranch, Beubier, SK

High Selling Pick:

Bar 5 Spring Spectacular XXXIX Bull & Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 30- Wheatland Bull 176Y $27,000.00 S: Wheatland Predator 922W DS: Hart Jackpot J310 Buyer: Bouchard Livestock International, Crossfield, AB


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President:

Darryl Perkin Box 138, Elgin, MB R0K 0T0 Phone/Fax: 204-769-2159 Email: dperkin@westman.wave.ca

Manitoba Simmental Association Board of Directors

1st Vice President:

Lesley Hedley RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2765 2nd Vice President:

Jacquie Downey General Delivery, Coulter, MB R0M 1G0 Phone: 204-649-2260 Email: ajdowney@mts.net Secretary/Treasurer:

Donalee Jones Box 142, Cartwright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone/fax: 204-529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com MSA Directors:

Todd Collins RR 2, Darlingford, MB R0G 0L0 Phone: 204-246-2166 Email: todd_collins9@hotmail.com Shannon Carvey Box 60, Alexander, MB R0K 0A0 Phone: 204-752-2285 Email: swindonranch@mts.net David Schultz Box 1143, Neepawa, MB R0J 1H0 Phone: 204-996-3526 Email: schultz_tan@hotmail.com Rick Dequier Box 1673, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Phone: 204-771-0280 Email: rdequier@westmansteel.ca Trevor Peters Box 385, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-328-7458 Email: trevor.peters@canadamalting.com

Back row (L to R): Terry Woychyshyn, Dave Schultz, Rick Dequier, Todd Collins, Everett Olson, Trevor Peters Front row ( L to R): Donalee Jones, Darryl Perkin, Jacquie Downey

Missing: Leslie Hedley and Shannon Carvey

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar! 2012 MSA Summer Show Saturday July 14th

Carman Fair, Carman, Manitoba *Watch for more details at www.carmanfair.ca*

Everett Olson RR 1, Rapid City, MB R0K 1W0 Phone: 204-826-2643 Email: everettolson@hotmail.com YCSA President:

Emily Hickson RR 2 Box 24, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y2 Phone: 204-725-0621 CSA Director:

Fraser Redpath Box 121, Mather, MB R0K 1L0 Phone/Fax: 204-529-2560 Email: redsim@xplornet.com Email: eltonsimm@mts.net

ALSO “ CALLING ALL YCSA MEMBERS” !!

YCSA Classic will be held August long weekend in Neepawa For more information please contact : Emily Hickson 725-0621 or eltonsimm@mts.net 61


OSA News

Ontario Simmental Association Board of Directors 2012 President

London Junior Beef Expo 2012

Keitha Harris-Donovan P: 613-257-2617 donovandale_simmentals@hotmail.com

Vice-President Dan O’Brien

C: 613-761-2403 dan.obrien@sympatico.ca

Past Billy Elmhirst Vice-President C: 705-761-0896

ircc@nexicom.net

Jack Oates - London Junior Beef Expo 2012 Supreme

East Central Glenn Wotton Director C: 705-878-1713

elmtreefarms@i-zoom.net

CSA Director Kara Enright

& Director

P: 613-478-3404 kara_lanevin@hotmail.com

Director

Carla Nolan P: 905-607-2204 carla.nolan@sympatico.ca

South West Director

Kevin Howatt P: 519-523-4338 kevin.howatt@watergroup.com

Director

Tina Hiddink P: 613-399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca

Director

David Milliner P: 519-923-9188 dgmilliner@everus.ca

Sarah Heights - London Junior Beef Expo 2012 Reserve

Orangeville Youth Forum 2012

CSA President Ron Nolan

P: 905-607-2204 rnolan@hatch.ca

Secretary

Grace Oesch P: 519-656-2199 gravendale@netflash.net

Treasurer

Debbie Elliott P: 519-345-2785 dje@djfarmscattle.com

Sarah Heights - Orangeville Youth Forum 2012 Supreme

Jake Oates - Orangeville Youth Forum 2012 Reserve

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Membership Announcements Our Sympathies

Allison Marie Schuller

Allison Marie Schuller died peacefully at home on March 31, 2012 with family by her side. Precious daughter of Lisa and Andrew. Loved by her brother Owen. Beloved granddaughter of Sharon and Arthur Ullyot and Ann and the late Norbert Schuller.Treasured niece of Peter Schuller (Brenda), John Ullyot (Holly) and Melissa Ullyot (Jeremy). Admired by her cousins Dexter, Felix and Taylor. Allie will be sadly missed by all her extended family and friends and all those who have helped with her care for the last two years.

Wayne Carson Wayne passed away peacefully on March 2, 2012 at the family farm, south of Rossburn, Manitoba. He started farming on his own at the age of 16. Wayne purchased his first Simmentals in the late 70’s, initially crossbreeding with his Shorthorn herd. Wayne eventually started into the purebred business and operated under Northern Light Simmentals. He served on the Manitoba Simmental Association board of directors for 3 terms and as a director of the Canadian Simmental Association for 2 terms. He also served as President of the Manitoba Bull Test Station. Wayne will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Congratulations

Norah Juno Mowbray

Congratulations to proud parents Scott Mowbray and Donalee Jones, big sister Abigail and grandparents Gordon and Lauren Jones on the arrival of Norah Juno Mowbray on November 13, 2011 weighing 7.7 lbs.

Heidi Marie Adair

Congratulations to proud parents Ken and Treena Adair on the birth of their baby girl, Heidi Marie Adair, born on February 24, 2012 at 2:36 pm weighing 6 lbs. 13 oz. and 19 in. long.

Chuck & Lorraine Groeneveld Congratulations to Chuck and Lorraine Groeneveld, High River, Alberta on the celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on February 2, 2012. Chuck was recently inducted into the Canadian Simmental Association Hall of Fame.

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CSA Executive

President Ron Nolan Markdale, ON P: (519) 986-2450 C: (905) 330-5299 rnolan@hatch.ca First Vice-President Fraser Redpath Mather, MB P/F: (204) 529-2560 C: (204) 825-7401 redsim@xplornet.com Second Vice-President Randy Mader Carstairs, AB P/F: (403) 337-2928 C: (403) 660-1123 rrmader@xplornet.com

CSA Directors

John Sullivan Kazabazua, PQ P/F: (819) 467-2713 Sullivan.simmentals@bell.net Judy Sweet Drayton Valley, AB P: (780) 542-2634 C: (780) 542-0480 judsweet@telus.net

Lacey Fisher Amherst, NS P: (902) 661-0766 C: (506) 536-8454 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com Kara Enright Tweed, ON P: (613) 478-3404 F: (613) 848-8149 kara_langevin@hotmail.com Deanne Young Breton, AB P/F: (780) 696-3643 C: (780) 542-0855 bfcss@telus.net Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net

Provincial Accosiations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P/F: (604) 823-6797 Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 794-3684

CONTENTS

#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

Alberta President Maureen Mappin-Smith Byemoor, AB P: (403) 579-2175 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com Office Contact Heather Saucier Airdrie, AB P: (403) 861-6352 F: (403) 948-2059 saucierh@telus.net Promotion / Fieldperson Chuck Groeneveld High River, AB P: (403) 938-7843 barnboss@telus.net

Ontario President Keitha Harris Donovan P: (613) 257-2617 donovandale_simmentals@ hotmail.com

Manitoba President Darryl Perkin Elgin, MB P/Fax: (204) 769-2159 dperkin@westman.wave.ca Secretary: Donalee Jones P: (204) 529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com

Saskatchewan President Tara Fritz Shaunavon, SK P: (306) 297-3147 C: (306) 297-8000 kelarafarms@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Maritimes President Peter Gaunce New Scotland, NB hidden_hollow_farm@hotmail.com Secretary: Ralph Taylor P/F: (902) 895-2117

Quebec Président Philippe Bellavance Ferme Sibelle Fleck SENC St-Sophie-de-Levard, QC P: (819) 288-5005 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 info@simmentalquebec.ca

CSA Staff

Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com CEO of Office Management Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com CEO of Programming and External Relations Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Breed Improvement Sean McGrath P: (780) 853-9673 and Dr. Bob Kemp Marketing Co-ordinator Margo Cartwright Tel: (403) 250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Emily Grey P: (819) 835-0284 emilygrey29@hotmail.com

Gatepost (English).................................................... .......................................................................8 Genomics Program Update............................................................................................................ 1 8 Breed Improvement (English)........................................................................................................ 2 2 Breed Improvement (French)......................................................................................................... 2 4 Vet’s Advice................................................................................................................................... 2 6 Maritime News............................................................................................................................... 2 7 Annual General Meeting Notice.................................................................................................... 2 8 YCSA Newsletter........................................................................................................................... 3 0 Garth Sweet Simmental Foundation Auction................................................................................ 3 2 Queens Of The Pasture Photo Contest.......................................................................................... 3 3 Canadian Simmental Association Staff.......................................................................................... 3 4 World Simmental Fleckvieh Federation Congress 2012................................................................ 3 6 International Livestock Congress.................................................................................................. 3 7 Simmental Advertisers Map........................................................................................................... 3 8 Down The Road With Darryl......................................................................................................... 4 0 Gatepost (French)........................................................................................................................... 5 8 Alberta News................................................................................................................................. 5 9 Saskatchewan News....................................................................................................................... 6 0 Manitoba News.............................................................................................................................. 6 1 Ontario News................................................................................................................................. 6 2 Member News................................................................................................................................ 6 3 Canadian Simmental Association Contacts................................................................................... 7 4 Advertiser’s Index.......................................................................................................................... 7 5 What’s Happening.......................................................................................................................... 7 6

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3D Simmentals............................................... 70 ABC Cattle Co............................................... 70 Afri-Can Simmentals..................................... 67 Alameda Agencies Ltd................................... 73 Alliance Simmental Farms............................. 68 Alta Genetics.................................................. 73 Americian Simmental Association................. 72 Anchor D Ranch............................................ 4 Applecross...................................................... 64 Arntzen, Dean................................................ 72 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd..................... 16, 70 Aumack Simmentals...................................... 70 Bar 5 Stock Farms Ltd................................ 1, 68 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 64 Big Rock Simmentals.................................... 67 Black Sand Cattle Company...................... 15, 67 Blushrose Simmental Farm............................ 70 Bohrson Marketing Services....................... 5, 73 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 67 Bouchard Livestock International............ 3, 73 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd............................... 73 Brockhoff Simmentals................................... 12 BS Ranch....................................................... 64 Buschbeck Farms........................................... 6 C C Simmental Ranch.................................... 64 Canadian Bull Congress................................. 72 Canadian Cattlemen Magazine...................... 73 Canadian Cattlemen’s Association................. 37 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp..................... 73 Carey, Brent................................................... 72 Car-Laur Simmentals..................................... 68 Cattle In Motion, LLC................................... 73 Cattlepics.com................................................ 73 Crimson Tide Fleckvieh................................. 68 Crossroad Farms.......................................10, 70 Czech-Mate Livestock................................... 23 Davis Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd......... 73 Deeg Simmental............................................. 64 Delta Rho Farms............................................ 68 Destiny Simmentals....................................... 68 Diamond T Simmentals................................. 64 DJ Farms........................................................ 68 Don Heggie Simmentals................................ 64 Donovandale Simmentals.............................. 69 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 69 Dorran Marketing Inc.................................... 72 Dorran, Steve................................................. 72 Double Bar D Farms............................. IFC, 70 Double G Simmentals.................................... 70 Downey Farms............................................... 67 Dwayann Simmentals.................................... 69 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals................................ 64 East Poplar Simmentals................................. 70 Edge, Dean..................................................... 72 EDN Simmental............................................. 70 Ericson Livestock Services............................ 72 Erixon Simmentals......................................... 70 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 67 Ferme Gagnon Farm...................................... 69

Ferme Saro..................................................... 6 9 Flying N Cattle and Feed............................... 64 Fullblood Simmental Fleckvieh Federation...... 6, 72 GJR Simmentals............................................ 70 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd..................... 73 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 69 H.S. Knill Cattle Company Limited ............ 72 Hairy Hill Cattle Co....................................... 64 Hallridge Simmentals..................................... 69 Harvie Ranching............................................ 64 High Bluff Stock Farm................................... 67 High Country Cattle Services........................ 64 Highway 5 Simmentals.................................. 70 Hoegl Farms................................................... 70 Indian River Cattle Co................................... 69 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............. 73 Janzen Ranches.............................................. 64 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 69 JNR Farms..................................................... 64 Keato Meadow Simmentals........................... 64 Kelara Farms.................................................. 70 Kin Kin Cattle Co.......................................... 64 Kopp Farms Simmentals................................ 67 Kuntz Simmental Farm.................................. 70 LaBatte Simmentals....................................... 71 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals................................. 71 Lazy S Ranch................................................. 65 Lewis Farms Ltd.................................... 65, OBC Little Willow Creek Ranch............................ 71 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 68 Lone Stone Farms.......................................14, 65 M & J Farms...............................................17, 67 MacKenzie Cattle Company.......................... 65 Mader Ranches............................................... 65 Maple Key Farm............................................ 69 Mappin Simmentals....................................... 65 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 67 Marywood Simmentals.................................. 69 Masterloc Simmentals.................................... 65 Maxwell Simmentals.................................12, 65 McCormack Family Ranch............................ 71 McIntosh Livestock....................................... 71 McMillen Ranching Ltd............................11, 71 MI Simmentals............................................... 65 Mitchell Cattle Co.......................................... 67 Muellers Nossa Terra..................................... 69 Muirhead Cattle Co..................................13, 71 North Hill Simmentals................................... 65 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group................ 65 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................ 65 Para-Dice Ranches......................................... 65 Parkhill Ranches............................................ 65 Parview Stock Farms..................................... 65 Pearson Simmentals....................................... 65 Pheasantdale Simmentals............................... 71 Phillips Farms................................................ 72 Poley, Chris.................................................... 72 Porter Ranches............................................... 65

Prospect Hill Simmentals............................... 69 Rainalta Simmentals & Charolais................... 65 Rancier Farms............................................12, 66 Rattray Livestock............................................ 66 Red Rose Angus............................................. 71 Redpath Simmentals...................................... 67 Remington Land & Cattle.............................. 66 Rendezvous Farms......................................... 68 Rimac Simmental........................................... 69 River Point Cattle Co..................................... 69 Riverbank Farm............................................. 68 Robb Farms.................................................... 71 Rock Ridge Cattle Co.................................... 66 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 71 Saugeen Acres................................................ 66 Schatz Simmentals......................................... 66 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals.................. 66 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 72 Snider’s Cattle Service................................... 21 Southpaw Cattle Company............................ 66 Spring Creek Simmentals...........................15, 71 Spring Lake Simmentals............................12, 66 Spruce Grove Cattle Co................................. 71 Starwest Farms............................................... 67 Steen Agencies............................................... 73 Stock, Mark.................................................... 72 Stockmens Insurance..................................... 73 Stone Falcon Simmentals............................... 66 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 66 Stoughton Farms............................................ 71 Sullivan Simmentals...................................... 69 Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 66 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................7, 71 Sunrise Simmentals........................................ 71 Swan Lake Farms Ltd................................. 20, 71 Swantewitt Simmentals................................... 66 Tessier Simmentals....................................16, 71 Timberlind Auctions...................................... 72 Transcon Livestock Corp........................73, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix............................................ 73 TSN Livestock............................................... 68 Twin Brae Simmentals................................... 68 Twin Butte Simmentals.................................. 66 Tymarc Livestock........................................... 66 Tryon Simmentals.......................................... 68 Ultra Livestock............................................... 66 Virginia Ranch............................................... 66 W2 Farms....................................................... 71 Weldehaven Farms......................................... 70 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company................... 66 Westway Farms Ltd....................................... 67 Wheatland Cattle Co...................................... 9 Wild Oak Farms............................................. 69 Windy Knoll Farm......................................... 68 WJ Simmentals.............................................. 67 WLB Livestock.............................................. 68 Wolfe Farms................................................... 67 Yankee Creek Ranch...................................... 72

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What’s Happening May May 19 Buzzard Hollow Ranch Designer’s Classic Sale, Granbury, TX

June June 1 LMAC Auctioneer Championship, Stavely, AB June 19-20 T Bar Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK June 23 Alberta Simmental Association Tour & AGM, Calmar/Spruce Grove, AB

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August August 1-4 Saskatchewan Tiger Lily Classic (YCSA), Prince Albert, SK August 3-5 Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up (YCSA), Neepawa, MB

September 1 Crimson Tide’s Fleckvieh Fever ‘12 Annual Female Sale, Mount Forest, ON September 21-22 Quest XIII For Excellence, Fleckvieh Simmental Sale, Dollar’s Diamond D, Russellville, AR

August 15 International Livestock Conference Beef 2012 www.ilccalgary.com CCA Semi Annual Meeting, Calgary, AB

September 29 Ferme Gagnon & Guests Production Sale XVI, Chenville, QC

August 24 Anchor D Ranch Pasture Treasures 5th Annual Female Sale, Rimby, AB

October 1 Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship Application deadline

July 6-8 Quebec All Breeds Junior Show (YCSA), Brome, PQ

August 23-25 CSA Annual General Meeting Weekend, Truno, NS

July 14 Manitoba Simmental Association Summer Show, Carman, MB

August 24 YCSA National Classic 6th Annual Salt Water Classic Elite Sale

July 27-29 Wild Rose Classic (YCSA), Bashaw, AB

August 25 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Simmental Show CSA Annual General Meeting, Best Western Glengarry Hotel, Garth Sweet Foundation Auction,

October

October 7 Bar 5 Extravaganza VIII, Markdale, ON October 27 Moose Creek Simmental Complete Herd Dispersal, Grand Prairie, AB

November November 11-13 North American International Livestock Expo FSFF Annual Membership Meeting The Pinnacle International Fullblood Show North American Select Simmental Sale, Louisville, Kentucky

The Record Stockman has named its 2012 Canadian Livestock Industry Leader of the Year to notable purebred livestock auctioneer Steve Dorran of Airdrie, Alberta. For more than 30 years, Dorran has been the principal auctioneer on most of the major purebred sales in Canada and the U.S. At one time he did more than 200 sales a year, recently cutting back to 120. The seasoned marketer says, “It’s probably as important to know the people you’re selling to as the product you’re selling. I try to visit my customers before their sale to take a look at the offering and get a feel for the customer’s expectations. I recognize that it is my job to get the most money for each animal but in the end the market and the bidders influence the price.” Dorran is well known at the major stock shows in both countries, having presided over the major sales at each one, at one time or another. He remarried in 2007 to Terri Lowe, who grew up on a commercial Angus ranch in Arthur, Nebraska. She handles all the bookings and travel arrangements for the busy auctioneer. Dorran’s children are Ryan, a ringman and auctioneer in his own right of Didsbury, Alberta; Jeannie, getting a Master’s degree in nutrition at the University of Alberta in Edmonton; Dusty, who works for a medical supply firm in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Robbie, an accountant in Calgary; and Jackie of Airdrie, who works for Alberta Food Processors. Record Stockman Editor Dan Green presented the award at Canada Night during the National Western Stock Show on January 15, 2011. Dorran was honoured at the Canadian reception and dinner ahead of the rodeo, organized by the Canadian consulate in Denver. 76


UCVM Beef Cattle Conference Pushing the Frontiers of Beef Cattle Health

June 14th – 15th, 2012 Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, Calgary

Topics to be discussed include: Infectious Disease Transmission, Detection, and Control Dr Calvin Booker, FHMS Dr Pat Burrage, Burrage Veterinary Services Dr Jennifer Davies, UCVM Dr Mary Brown, University of Florida Dr Karin Orsel, UCVM Dr Mathieu Pruvot, UCVM Dr Claire Windeyer, UCVM Dr Steve Hendrick, WCVM

Parasite Resistance to Deworming Medications Dr Lou Gasbarre, U.S. Department of Agriculture Dr Craig Dorin, Veterinary Agri-Health Services Dr John Gilleard, UCVM Genomics, Genetic Selection and Health Dr David Bailey, Genome Alberta Dr Troy Drake, CCHMS Sean McGrath, McGrath Consulting Dr Ty Lawrence, West Texas A&M University Greg Appleyard, Cattleland Feedyards

For the full program and registration package, please visit our web site or contact us at:

Web: vet.ucalgary.ca/beef2012 • Email: beef@ucalgary.ca • Phone: 403-210-7309


Simmental Country Spring 2012  

Simmental Country Spring 2012