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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Bull Sale Season!

ull sale season is again upon us and with it a tremendous number of bull sale catalogues of all breeds are arriving at households across the country. The catalogues come in every shape, size and format; from coil bound, color productions with professionally taken pictures to basic flyers with no pictures and far less gloss. There will also be varying amounts of information provided, however all will have the basics of pedigree, performance data, polled/horned status, usually EPDs and perhaps ultrasound data. There may also be dam production information and footnotes that will add to the background and potential of the particular bull. The information supplied is a result of many hours of data collection, recording and reporting that successful seed-stock producers recognize as being essential to measuring and assessing benchmarks to make true genetic improvement in both their programs as well as their customers’ herds. The science and information in the seed-stock sector of the beef industry has progressed considerably over the past decade when bulls were largely selected based on appearance and minimal performance data. Another major change we have seen is how breeders approach the marketing of their bulls. Many breeders who were once mainstays at major bull sales such as Regina, Calgary, Lloydminster and Battleford have moved from selling a handful of bulls in one, or in some cases several different bull sales, to having sales on their own or with several other breeders. Some of these sales are now selling 100-150 or more Simmental bulls in an afternoon with the same happening down the road the next day and the day following and the day after that. The amount of Simmental bulls being sold this spring is much larger than 20 years ago with much more professionalism and focus being placed on marketing not only the bulls themselves but the entire breeding program. There has also been an increased

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emphasis on the customer service many breeders are providing with sight-unseen programs, insurance options as well as deferred payment in some instances. Many Simmental breeders have taken these necessary steps to increase market share among commercial buyers not only for themselves but also for the Simmental breed as a whole. What makes this even more impressive is that this has happened during a period of time when the North American domestic cowherd has steadily decreased in size to where we now have the lowest number of beef cows since 1957. While the cowherd has drastically downsized Simmental has slowly increased its bull market, becoming a dominant player in beef production within North America. The question we need to ask ourselves however is what is going to sustain this growth of the Simmental breed? A sound, predictable and affordable product that delivers quantifiable profit in the form that our commercial customers want is crucial to Simmental’s sustained growth. Color, type, maternal or terminal, polled or horned; we need to keep a certain amount of diversity and options within our genetic offering to the beef industry however we also need to have a product that consistently delivers what we claim it will and guarantee it. Phenotypic data collection must continue to be a priority. This combined with genotyping and parental integrity and validation has never been more important to maintain in order to meet the ever-increasing expectations placed upon us. Never before has there been as much expected of us as seed-stock producers. This provides considerable potential for further growth as breeders and for the breed as long as we continue to strive to understand as well as to meet the expectations of our customers. Based on the current optimism in the beef industry the 2015 bull sale season is likely to be another good one for Simmental whether you are buying or selling. Good luck to all of you and safe travels.


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Appuye sur le poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

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La période des ventes de taureaux

a période des ventes de taureaux est à nos portes, apportant avec elle une multitude de catalogues de vente de toutes races qui font leur apparition dans vos boîtes postales partout au pays. Il y a toute une variété de catalogues en circulation, offerts sous divers formats et caractéristiques, allant d’une reliure à spirale avec de belles photographies en couleurs prises par un professionnel, jusqu’à un simple feuillet de base publié sans photographies. Par ailleurs, on pourra y consulter toute une gamme d’informations, notamment la présence de précisions généalogiques, de données de performance, de présence du statut acère ou pas, des EPD et, possiblement, de données de mesures par ultrasons. On y retrouvera possiblement certaines données de production de la mère, ainsi que des commentaires permettant de mettre en évidence les principaux attributs du taureau offert. Toutes ces informations sont le résultat d’un travail assidu de cueillette des données, d’inscription et de transmission à l’association de race. Les éleveurs sélectionneurs ayant du succès sont bien conscients de l’importance de la prise de données, lesquelles servent à mesurer les progrès effectués et l’amélioration génétique concrétisée dans leurs troupeaux et ceux de leurs clients. Au cours de la dernière décennie, l’information publiée s’est significativement améliorée et raffinée, offrant maintenant beaucoup plus que la simple photographie du taureau et ses mensurations. Les façons de faire des éleveurs ont également évolué par rapport à la commercialisation de leurs taureaux. Auparavant, plusieurs éleveurs offraient leurs taureaux en vente lors d’importantes ventes telles que celles de Régina, Calgary, Lloydminster et Battleford. De nos jours, plusieurs de ces éleveurs organisent leurs propres ventes privées ou encore conjointement avec d’autres éleveurs. Dans certains cas, on vendra de 100 à 150 taureaux dans le même après-midi puis, la même chose le lendemain dans un autre secteur, puis le surlendemain. Ce printemps, on vendra un nombre beaucoup plus important de taureaux qu’il y a vingt ans et on y consacrera un haut niveau de professionnalisme afin de faire la promotion des taureaux et des divers programmes d’élevage. 10

Les services à la clientèle se sont également améliorés, par exemple avec des éleveurs offrant un service d’achat à distance, d’opportunités d’assurances ou encore de politique de paiement différé dans certains cas. Pour plusieurs éleveurs Simmental, ces stratégies leur ont fait augmenter leurs parts de marché auprès des producteurs commerciaux, ce qui profite aussi à toute la race. Cela est d’autant plus impressionnant que ces améliorations se sont concrétisées alors que le cheptel bovin de l’Amérique du nord était en décroissance, avec un creux historique actuel équivalent à l’inventaire des vaches de boucherie en 1957. Bien que le cheptel bovin ait subi une forte diminution, la race Simmental a fait des gains au niveau du marché des taureaux, en se positionnant parmi les plus importants joueurs de l’élevage de race pure en Amérique du nord. Toutefois, il faut se demander comment on pourra conserver une telle croissance d’activités au sein de la race Simmental. Si on veut soutenir la demande pour la génétique Simmental et permettre à nos clients producteurs commerciaux de faire des profits, on devra offrir constamment des sujets de qualité, aux performances connues et à un prix raisonnable. Diversité de couleurs, de types d’animaux, lignée maternelle ou terminale, avec ou sans cornes; il demeure important de conserver une telle diversité au sein de la race, mais il faut surtout continuer d’offrir à l’industrie bovine des produits offrant bel et bien les qualités annoncées. La cueillette de données phénotypiques doit également demeurer une priorité. En plus de la mise en place des analyses génomiques et du maintien de l’intégrité de nos généalogies, ces données sont donc essentielles au maintien d’un haut niveau d’exigences demandé par nos partenaires. Les attentes n’ont jamais été si élevées envers les éleveurs de race pure. On peut donc entrevoir un excellent potentiel de croissance pour les éleveurs et pour la race, en autant qu’on fasse tous les efforts afin de bien comprendre et rencontrer les besoins de nos clients. Que vous soyez vendeur ou acheteur, avec tout l’optimisme actuel au sein de l’industrie bovine, la prochaine période de ventes de taureaux s’annonce très bonne pour la race Simmental. Bonne chance à tous et soyez prudents sur la route.


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ICAR/Interbeef Genomic Workshop

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Dr.John Crowley, University of Alberta

ublin, Ireland played host to 18 countries representing 24 breeds at the ICAR/Interbeef Genomics Workshop in November 2014. The Interbeef working group was set up under the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) to attend to international genetic evaluation and its associated needs. Participants were mainly from the scientific community, with one afternoon session attended by industry (mainly Irish). Illumina hosted a fourth day, and took the opportunity to tell participants about nextgeneration genotyping and sequencing methods/ideas and how the company foresees that technology being used in the animal breeding sector. The main portion of the workshop was split into presentations, Q&As to a panel of experts and a break-out discussion group. Topics covered in the presentations included the challenges and opportunities of genomic application in breeding programs as told from the dairy side; the application of beef genomics in Australia, France, Sweden, Ireland and the US. See below for a link to most of the presentations. The expert panel was made up of Dorian Garrick (Iowa State), Roel Verkamp (Wageningen UR) and Esa Mantysaari (MTT, Finland). Questions asked in this session and in the breakouts (where participants were split into groups to discuss two questions each) sought answers to the future of genomics in beef and indeed the future direction of Interbeef. On the topic of delivering genomic evaluations at a local or national level, areas in need of improvement or focus included central coordination at a local level, developing a suitable “discovery population” (a well genotyped and phenotyped group that is well related to the rest of the population), funding for implementation and service to producers. The pros and cons of international collaboration were also raised. The pros won based on the gravitas of the reasons listed, which included the ability to increase discovery population size, ability to build critical mass and share knowledge (personnel, software, reduced genotyping cost) and the sharing of rare phenotypes. The cons list included slower implementation, stifled recognition in some locales and the unequal distribution of benefits (smaller populations have more to gain), all of which pale in comparison to the pros. The future role of Interbeef was the premise of the question, “What are the steps to make genomic selection happen, organizationally and technically?” Seven major areas were identified: facilitate a listing of all genotyped animals, •

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• hold a repository of genotypes, • provide an imputation service, • provide a service where international breeding values and genomic breeding values are produced, • facilitate data sharing, • provide quality control and accreditation for genomic evaluations and evaluation providers, and • provide guidelines for genomic evaluations and host a forum to answer technical queries. Interbeef could also play an increased lobbying role regarding the importance of collaboration in the context of international genetic/genomic evaluations (especially relevant for funding bodies and for changes in legislations affecting members) and continue to organize networking events to facilitate greater collaboration in the areas of data, genotypes, software and knowledge. Everybody wanted a turn at the microphone to voice their opinion on the consequences of implementing or not implementing genomics in beef breeding programs. Of the numerous points made, an important one was that genetic gains through genomics are happening very quickly, so we need to make sure we are going in the right direction. That increased rate of genetic gain in a terminal trait will have rougher consequences than usual in a maternal trait if breeding goals are not balanced and selection criterion not properly identified and/or defined. The fear of commercial companies running their own genomic evaluations and genotypes (and thus selection decisions) and these not entering the national genetic evaluations was also noted. With the advent of genomic selection, there is also increased competition on AI sires from natural sires (in the absence of genomic mate allocation) as young bulls are now available that are as reliable as older bulls that have a lot of progeny (e.g., an AI bull). The consequences of not implementing genomic selection are 50 percent slower genetic gain and poor gain in those low heritability traits. All in all, this was a very worthwhile and enjoyable gathering. The musings and discussions on present and relevant works kept the crowd talking and busy throughout the week. It was valuable to Canada also, as it gave me personally an opportunity to touch base with a few key people who are facilitating the adoption of genomic evaluation here and to keep that ball rolling. View a summary of the discussions at http://www.icar.org/

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Atelier sur la génomique de l’ICAR

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Dr.John Crowley, University of Alberta

es délégués provenant de dix-huit pays et représentant vingt-quatre races étaient présents en novembre 2014 à Dublin en Irlande, à l’atelier sur la génomique de l’ICAR / Interbeef. L’organisme ICAR est en fait le Comité International sur l’enregistrement des animaux et le groupe de travail « Interbeef » a été mis en place afin de discuter de l’évaluation génétique internationale et de ses particularités. Les participants à cet atelier provenaient surtout de la communauté scientifique, toutefois des délégués de l’industrie (principalement de l’Irlande) étaient présents à l’une des sessions organisée en après-midi. La compagnie Illumina avait également organisé une journée d’informations, au cours de laquelle ils ont présenté aux participants les nouvelles méthodes et les nouvelles idées en matière de séquençage et d’analyse génotypique, notamment par rapport aux perspectives d’utilisation de ces technologies par l’industrie de l’élevage des animaux. L’atelier était constitué de conférences, de périodes de questions formulées à un panel d’experts et de groupes de discussion. Les sujets des conférences se rapportaient aux défis et aux opportunités reliés à l’emploi de la génomique dans les programmes d’élevage, selon l’expérience vécue en élevage laitier; et les divers projets liés à la génomique en élevage bovin en Australie, France, Suède, Irlande et aux États-Unis. Vous trouverez ci-après un lien conduisant vers la plupart des conférences. Le panel d’experts était formé de: Dorian Garrick (Université de l’Iowa), Roel Verkamp (Wageningen UR) et Esa Mantysaari (MTT, Finlande). Lors de la période de questions et des groupes de discussion (où les participants avaient deux questions à répondre), les questions posées étaient reliées à l’avenir de la génomique en production bovine, ainsi qu’aux orientations futures du groupe Interbeef. Concernant l’opportunité de rendre disponibles des évaluations génomiques pour une région ou un pays donné, on a identifié les besoins prioritaires d’amélioration, lesquels passeront par une coordination centralisée et située dans un endroit spécifique, le développement d’une « population de découverte » (c’est-à-dire un groupe d’individus bien connus tant au niveau génotypique que phénotypique et qui est bien connecté au reste de la population), le financement initial et l’offre de services aux producteurs. On a également soupesé le pour et le contre d’une collaboration internationale. Les éléments favorables l’ont emporté, en raison de l’importance des raisons identifiées, soit l’opportunité d’accroître la taille de la population de découverte, la possibilité d’avoir une masse critique plus grande et un partage des connaissances (personnel, logiciels, réduction du coût des analyses génotypiques), ainsi que le partage des phénotypes rares. Parmi les éléments moins favorables, on a soulevé une implantation plus lente de la technologie, un manque de reconnaissance dans certains endroits et une répartition inégale des bénéfices (les plus petits groupes ayant davantage à gagner), sans toutefois que ces arguments fassent le poids contre les points en faveur. Le rôle futur du groupe “Interbeef” fut débattu par la question suivante : “Quels sont les étapes requises, tant au point de vue technique qu’organisationnel, avant de pouvoir débuter un travail de sélection génomique ? ” On a ainsi identifié les sept éléments principaux suivants : • faciliter la publication d’une liste de tous les animaux ayant eu une analyse génotypique,

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• maintenir une banque de génotypes, • fournir un service fiable, • offrir un service permettant de calculer les valeurs d’élevage internationales et les valeurs d’élevage améliorées par la génomique, • favoriser les échanges de données, • fournir un processus de contrôle de qualité et d’accréditation pour les évaluations génomiques et les fournisseurs de service d’évaluation, • fournir des lignes directrices concernant les évaluations génomiques et offrir un forum de discussion visant à répondre aux diverses demandes techniques. Le groupe “Interbeef” devrait également accroître ses fonctions à titre de lobby, compte tenu de l’importance accru d’une meilleure collaboration au niveau des évaluations génétiques et génomiques internationales (en particulier auprès des organismes subventionnaires et relativement aux changements législatifs touchant les membres), et il devrait favoriser les activités de réseautage, afin d’améliorer la collaboration au niveau des données, des génotypes, des logiciels et des connaissances. Tout le monde voulait exprimer ses opinions au microphone quant aux conséquences de mettre en application ou pas la génomique au cœur des programmes d’élevage chez les bovins de boucherie. Parmi les divers commentaires, un en particulier était important, soit le fait que nous devons nous assurer d’aller dans la bonne direction car les gains génétiques sont très rapides par l’utilisation de la génomique. Par exemple, si on considère un caractère terminal, le taux accéléré de progrès génétique pourrait amener davantage de conséquences que s’il s’agissait d’un caractère maternel, notamment si les objectifs d’élevage ne sont pas équilibrés et si les critères de sélection ne sont pas identifiés / définis clairement. On a par ailleurs exprimé des craintes relativement à d’éventuelles compagnies commerciales effectuant leurs propres analyses génomiques et leurs évaluations génétiques (et conséquemment des décisions de sélection), sans toutefois que celles-là soient incluses aux évaluations génétiques nationales. Avec l’arrivée de la sélection génomique, on constate une compétition accrue au niveau des taureaux d’insémination comparativement aux taureaux de monte naturelle (notamment s’il y a une absence d’évaluation génomique chez les premiers), puisque de jeunes taureaux sont maintenant offerts et possèdent une évaluation génétique aussi fiable qu’un taureau plus vieux offert en insémination et possédant plusieurs descendants. En n’implantant pas une sélection génomique, on aura par conséquence un progrès génétique cinquante pourcent plus lent, avec un gain plus faible au niveau des caractères possédant une héritabilité plus basse. Tout compte fait, cette activité fut très utile et très agréable. Tous les participants sont demeurés en haleine et occupés grâce aux diverses discussions et réflexions exprimées par rapport aux travaux actuels et à venir. L’expérience fut également très valable pour le Canada, car elle m’a permis de rencontrer des acteurs clé responsables de la mise en application au pays des évaluations génomiques et d’assurer la continuation des divers projets. Un sommaire des discussions peut être consulté au: http://www.icar.org/pages/working_groups/Interbeef/ Meetings/Dublin_Nov_2014/index.htm , ainsi que la plupart des vidéos au :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvJxt9cmtd0


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SCCC 17B

Selling 60 Simmental yearling bulls LFE Black Lakota x Triple C El Poderoso Rey

JTC 9B

JLP 9B

SVS Captain Morgan 11Z x Sprincreek Levi 39S

SVS Captain Morgan 11Z x S A V Final Answer 0035

SCCC 41B

JHSN 322A

Wheatland Ultimate Choice x Double Bar D Driftwood 83

Stubby x Wheatland Bull 634S

Scissors Creek Cattle Co.

Sun Rise Simmentals

Johnson Stock Farms

JP Cattle Co.

Mark & Jennalee Beutler P: 306-735-4434 C: 306-735-7841 E: info@scissorscreekcattle.com

Lyall & Konleigh Johnson P: 306-224-4272 C: 306-736-7877 E: konleighjohnson@hotmail.com

Prairie Wind Farms Ltd.

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Wes & Brian Mack Wes: P: 306-634-4410 C:306-421-1853 Brian: P: 306-634-4431 C: 306-421-2938 E: wkmack@signaldirect.ca

View the catalogue online at www.BuyAgro.com

Evan & Linda Cuss P: 306-534-4700 C: 306-745-7431 E: cuss@sasktel.net

Glen & Barry Lowes; Eric Pateman

Glenn: 204-854-5669 Barry: 204-851-0342 Eric: 306-434-8567 E: mmwilson87@hotmail.com


Bulls Raised In The Real World...

. . . e m o H g n i Com 11th Annual Focus on the Future Bull Sale Selling

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Red & Black Simmental Simm/Angus Purebred Angus

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LS A T N E M M WJESD FIULLBLOODS, REDOSOADNLDINES L POLL ROVEN B P M O R F BLACKS

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BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS

WJ SIMMENTALS

WJS BURGOMASTER 20B

WJS 148Z Sire of WJS 20B GRINALTA’S POLD PAYDAY FF X WJS WIN & REIGN DPFF148X

HOMO POLLED FULL FLECKVIEH SIRE: WJS PAYDAY’S 148Z DPFF DAM: WJS GO FOR GOLD FF18X

Sells Tuesday March 10, 2015 in the Built Right Bull Sale Provost, Alberta

IE 18S Grand Dam of WJS 20B KLONDIKE GOLD RUSH 418B X ANCHOR “T” RIFFA 28F

WJ SIMMENTALS / BIG JOHNSON CHAROLAIS

Byron, Bernice & Wyatt Johnson | Box 132, Amisk, AB T0B 0B0 | 780-856-2175

www.wjsimmentals.com

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PERKS PANTERA 1335B

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R Plus Hard Rock x Mader P Foxy Brown

Mar Mac & Guests Bull Sale March 11, 2015 - Brandon, MB All bulls will be carcass evaluated

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Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Darryl, Tanya, Liam & Ivy Perkin Elgin, Manitoba 204-769-2159 204-534-8137 darryl@perkinlandandcattle.com www.perkinlandandcattle.com

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KASK 426B WFL Frontrunner 9Y x HAAS Ranch G217

KASK 422B High Octane 169Y x Katarina 604N

TSN 52B Moovin Forward x Wheatland Bull 680S

TSN 45B Wheatland Predator 922W x Hook’s Red Quorum

KASK 423B Wheatland Bull 60X x HAAS Ranch G217

TSN 120B MRL Power Source 148Y x Starquest

FULL FLECKVIEH SON SELLS... On Offer: 62 Red & Black Simmental Bulls 1 Polled Full Fleckvieh Simmental Bull A group of open heifers Great Guns Moses

Bulls consigned by More Bros. Simmentals

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Women in Simmental Country

GeorgetteMcMillenshowstherearemanyimportantroles on a ranch

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eorgette McMillen’s first thought is that she “really hasn’t done that much” over the years when it comes to the family purebred ranching operation near Carievale in southeast Saskatchewan. “There isn’t much of a story here,” she said at the outset of a Simmental Country interview. Yes, she has been an equal partner in McMillen Ranching Ltd. with husband Jim for the past 47 years. As Jim was busy with cattle and fieldwork, Georgette took the lead in raising their four children, got everyone to hockey practice, games Jim and Georgette McMillen and school activities, and then there was the household to run. After the kids were in bed, she and Jim both spent many a night doing paper work and registrations for a large and growing purebred Simmental operation. It was all “paper” work for many years, until she learned to move records into one of the first computerized purebred software programs starting in 2000; that launched the era of more computerized recording keeping. Georgette looked after the farm’s books, “paid the bills”, maintained the herd registry, and helped to co-coordinate photography, advertising and promotion for the annual sale catalogues. For 21 years she has been busy for the days in and around the actual sale day— the past 12 of those years with the sale held on the ranch each March — making sure everything runs smoothly. For many McMillen Garden years she clerked the sale, although that was later handled by Jim’s sister Agnes Smith, and now is handled by daughter-in-law Erin. Although the main sale day lunch for a couple hundred buyers and guests is catered, there is always some baking to be done to go with the coffee. Forget the bulls — reportedly some people come just for the selection of Georgette’s baking including butter and cherry tarts. In the weeks after the sale, she and Jim are often on the road with truck and trailer travelling thousands of miles to deliver bulls to various buyers across Western Canada and into the U.S. The McMillen’s sons do more of the trucking now, however Jim and Georgette still like to get out and visit customers. There were the daily morning coffee meetings she prepared for at the house as everyone gathered to discuss their plans and projects for the day. For many years she also had lunch on the table for hired men and evening meal to prepare. The McMillen’s at one time showed cattle at various livestock shows across Western Canada, and Georgette helped with that. Being fluent in French always helped with any show visitors from Quebec. Yes she did drive a silage truck a few times.

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While Georgette says she is slowing down from doing all this “not much” stuff there is story about a recent new car that some how accumulated about 40,000 kilometers of travel in a year, a rough estimate puts at least half of that travel as related to farm business. “Well I really haven’t done that much, other than maybe be a “go for” for about 40 years,” says Georgette, with humility and a smile. “Yes, I’ve been involved, but really I just listen a lot.”

AN UNDERSTATEMENT That description is somewhat understated says Jim, who describes Georgette as the proverbial glue that holds the whole operation together, and keeps their day-to-day ranching lives running smoothly. Georgette McMillen has lived her entire life in southeast Saskatchewan. The second youngest of seven children, she was born on the family farm near the French-speaking hamlet of Bellegarde. McMillen Turkeys She was seven when the family left the farm and moved to the nearby community of Storthoaks. Eventually she met a young rancher, Jim McMillen, and they were married in 1967, setting up household as third-generation ranchers on the McMillen farm north of Carievale. While the ranch had always been in the commercial Hereford and Black Angus cattle business, Jim took an interest in this new-to-Canada Simmental breed in the late ‘60s. “The neighbor had bred a few of his cows to Simmental and I was very impressed with the calves,” says Jim. “They were awesome. “ The McMillen’s bred a few of their British breed cows through A.I. to Parisien genetics in 1969 — and as they say, they have never looked back. That breeding produced half-blood Simmental/Hereford calves “and we just kept going” says Jim. “Hereford and Angus are excellent cattle, but cross-breeding with the exotics brought some size into the operation.” The Herefords and Simmental had a particularly good color fit, so breeding focused on that. In the following years they bought a few cattle “here and there”, kept breeding through A.I. to Simmental genetics, producing more half bloods and eventually three-quarter blood and higher percentage cattle. In the mid ‘70s the McMillen’s imported three full blood, Pie Rouge Simmental yearling heifers from France. Their program just kept going, breeding their percentage cattle to Simmental genetics, until more of the herd reached purebred status.

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With two of their sons involved fulltime with the ranching operation, and regular assistance from other family members, Georgette and Jim McMillen, after more than 45 years in the purebred cattle business are slowing down, but at the same time always find lots to do. “I never was too involved in the production end of the ranch,” says Georgette. “But I was always there and helped out Yearling Bulls where I could. There was always


plenty to do looking after the children, the household, and for many years looking after the paperwork. I have read articles about other ranch women who are so involved with the cattle side of the business and I thought “I never did anything like that” but I guess my role was just different.” Today McMillen Ranching Ltd. runs about 700 head of purebred mostly red and black Simmental cows, on a 9,000 acre farm. The land mostly produces forages for pasture and hay, although they seed some grain as well. Their sons Lee and David are full time on the ranch, while another son Ed, has an off farm career in the oil patch but still comes by the farm nearly every day. Their daughter Carolyn and her husband Trent Wall and family ranch not too far away at Alameda. Georgette and Jim joke that the Walls are always welcome at the home ranch despite the fact their daughter and son-in-law are Charolais breeders. On the ranching side of life, the McMillen’s are moving into a two-herd management system. For many years all cows and heifers were bred to calve in January and February, producing early calves that then could be marketed as yearling bulls the following year. “But now we are also starting to calve part of the herd in April/May,” says Jim. “Trying to calve 600 to 700 head in early winter is just too much. Last year in January and February I don’t think there was one day when it was above -25C and when it’s that cold someone has to be out there all the time.” They calved a few heifers in April/May of 2014 and it worked extremely well having animals calve out on pasture. This year they’ve scheduled breeding so about 525 head are calving in early winter and 200 head will be calving starting in April. While it is easier management, the downside is the later calves are too young to make yearling bulls by the following spring, so they have to be kept an extra year and sold as two-year olds. The April/May 2014 bull calves, for example, will be marketed as twoyear olds come the spring of 2016. “It is an extra cost to carry these bulls over another year, but at the same time we are also seeing more customers looking for two-year-old bulls, ” says Jim. “So the marketing is working out too.” The production side of the ranch is geared to producing Yearling Bulls marketable bulls for the annual sale day held the first Saturday of March for the past 21 years. For the last 12 years the sale has been on the ranch. As the McMillen’s were building their Simmental herd back in the late ‘70s and ‘80s they belonged to the Border 9 Association which was a group of Manitoba and Saskatchewan producers working together and holding an annual bull sale. The McMillen’s were later involved with the Prelude to Spring sale which involved four local Simmental breeders with an annual sale day at Alameda. As their ranching operation grew, eventually they launched their own sale. While the McMillen’s have always appreciated the qualities of the Simmental breed they weren’t involved with the extremes. “I think in many respects we aimed for middle of the road cattle,” says Georgette. “We just wanted good quality cattle.” “Some parts of the breed really got into the extremes of big, tall cattle for a while,” adds Jim. “And that wasn’t what we wanted. I have to give credit to the Simmental industry for adjusting

its breeding program, bringing the breed down to earth, to produce a more moderate sized animal. They are not too big, but at the same time you don’t want them too small either.” The McMillen’s first high selling animal was a bull they named Big John that sold at one of the Prelude to Spring sales in early 1980s for about $15,000. “And that was pretty good money in those days,” says Georgette. “In the early days of imported cattle people were selling half bloods for $30,000 and $40,000 each, and we never got into that market. Our focus was to build our own herd so we kept every animal we could.” The McMillens were proud to win the Simmental People’s Choice award at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina several years in a row. They were also presented with the Purebred Breeder of the Year Award. “We have been so fortunate to have met so Bred Heifers in the Fall many wonderful, friendly and enthusiastic people in this industry,” says Georgette.

FAMILY CLOSE BY Georgette appreciates having a large family network

living on or nearby the ranch— it helps to maintain a strong family bond and also helps with the transition of responsibilities with the ranching operation. Lee and his wife Erin live on the ranch with their children Lance and Lainee. Erin is an administrator with the rural municipality however she also handles more of the paper and computer work for the ranch. David and his wife Chris also live on the ranch with their four children, Shandi, Kaley, Kade and Turner. Chris for the last few years is looking after most of the paper work and registration process for the herd. Ed and his wife Marjie live nearby with their children Kierra, Blake and Jake. They own land and run a few cattle. Ed works full time in the oil patch but visits the home ranch most days and helps out as much as he can, while Marjie has an off-farm job in nearby Carnduff. And daughter Carolyn and husband Trent Walls operate Open View Charolais at Alameda with their family Shaelyn and McKenna. While still involved in the daily ranching operations, Georgette and Jim McMillen are easing toward some measure of retirement. “I have always taken pride in my vegetable and flower garden,” says Georgette. “And some day soon I’d like to take a photography course, I love to take scenery pictures. “It has been a long career in this industry and many of the old timers have retired,” she adds. “But we’re still going after 45 years. The family is taking over the management aspects of the ranch, which is good, but Jim and I still enjoy it, we still enjoy good health, so we plan to keep going for a while yet.”

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CASALOMA CATTLE COMPANY 1st Annual

Casaloma Classic

Bull Sale March 20th, 2015 at Heartland Livestock, Prince Albert, SK

Bar KR Tundra Fox 49B

Bar KR Duty Free 66B Sire: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y Dam: Bar KR Toni 35S SOD: NLC Good A Nuff 33G

Sire: RUK Mr. Tundra 76X Dam: BAR KR Madonna 97T SOD: Double Bar D Max 51K

Bar KR Blk Star 81B Sire: Lazy Bar B Black Star 3X Dam: Bar KR Red Vision 4W SOD: Ankonian Red Caesar

MLCC Mr. Power 54B Sire: 3D Red Power 150Z Dam: MLCC Ms Zima 22S SOD: BBS Zima D55

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MLCC Ms Alaska 61A Purchased by Westgold Simmentals for $10,000.00

Bar KR Ms Express FF 79A Purchased by Triple T Diamond Simmentals for $8,500.00

MLCC Ms Red Blossom 23B Purchased by Rafter 4T Simmentals for $6,500.00

CASALOMA CATTLE COMPANY

Bar KR Ms Blk Beauty 9B Purchased by Swiston Simmentals for $4,000.00

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umerous articles have been written about calf scours. I have always said if you only had one thing to treat scours with, veterinarians would always choose electrolytes, as it is the dehydration and/or acidosis, which kills calves first. This article will focus more on the electrolytes (the types and amounts) that should be given in order to save more calves. First, before we go to specific treatments, the greatest number of clinical cases is prevented by good nutrition to the cows to yield better colostrum and vigorous calves, scour vaccination, maintaining a clean calving area with lots of room and having no more than 50 cow-calf pairs per pen if possible. Those are probably the three key areas in prevention of that first scours case. Once you have clinical cases it is ideal to have an isolation area where the pairs can be segregated to prevent further spread to other calves. In treating with electrolytes as producers it is important to recognize the severity of the scours by either how dehydrated or how acidotic (depressed) the calf is. If the skin tents when you twist some in the neck area and is slow to slip back the calf is dehydrated. The most accurate method though is if the eyeballs are recessed into the head. We often have to roll the eyelids back a bit to visualize this recession. If the eyeballs are obviously recessed with doing this the calf is severely dehydrated (810%). A calf that gets to 12% dehydrated is near death. Acidotic calves will generally have varying degrees of depression and may or may not be very dehydrated. If walking, often have a drunken stupor and with advanced acidosis will go down and can’t get up. If they are laying flat on their side they are severely acidotic. Acidosis is a complicated process but suffice it to say the calf ends up with too much acid in their bloodstream and what you see is the end result. Both the true scours (diarrhea), and acidosis if severe require veterinary intervention and intravenous fluids. If acted on quick enough oral electrolytes will return many calves to normal function. When in doubt give electrolytes. They are not that costly, easy to administer and the responses can be dramatic. There are many different electrolytes on the market some of which are inferior. They need sufficient sodium (Na) because with diarrhea lots of sodium is lost. Also they need to have glucose as an energy source and other products such as acetate or bicarbonate, which keep the PH in the gut normal. There are many different electrolyte sources out there and some veterinarians in the U.S.A have evaluated many of them, as the selection is even greater down south. Surprisingly many products were very poor based on what we know a calf needs and how to replace the electrolytes lost in the diarrhea. Talk to your veterinarian as they have access to the best ones on the market. At a recent presentation a veterinarian state the best product was one only available in Canada and he wished it were available in the US. The product that received rave reviews was Calflyte & Calflyte II. Do not get into the trap of using home remedies for electrolytes they can lead to electrolyte imbalances, salt poisoning etc. The ready made electrolytes come packaged well and in sizes (packets, buckets or pails) which are sufficient size with multiple feedings to be quite economical. They have measuring devices so follow directions, they can also be

resealed, as it is very important to keep them dry and not contaminated in-between uses or in-between calving seasons. Electrolytes do have an expiry date on them so watch that as well. Follow the instructions on amount of water to add, use luke warm water and either have the calf suck or if they are too weak use the tube feeder. One to two liters per treatment is the recommended amount and up to four times daily. If a calf is about ten percent dehydrated it needs approximately ten pounds of water or four litres just to bring it to normal let alone the extra amount of fluid it needs for maintenance in a day. We used to say pull the calf from the cow for one day to rest the gut. The value of this is not substantiated so the more common procedure is to try and leave the calf on the cow or pull it off for short periods and give the electrolytes at the in-between feedings. You never want to mix electrolytes and milk together as this interferes with the clotting mechanism of the milk. Even in veterinary clinics where calves are put on intravenous fluids they don’t commonly feed milk for twelve hours. After that without milk supplementation calves start loosing weight. The fat and energy in the milk is what allows them to put on weight. It is no wonder calves have great difficulty recovering if kept off mother’s milk for too long. In-between feedings of electrolytes or between sick calves make sure and disinfect the feeding tube or nipple and bag or bottle. Use a safe disinfectant such as virkon as the last thing you want to do is spread disease from calf to calf. Remember the disinfectant must contact the surface for at least ten minutes, so clean the drencher rinse and let soak in the disinfectant. If doing multiple calves I would suggest keeping an extra tube or nipple soaking all the time. Have a different tube feeder for non-scouring calves. Use boot dips and change and wash coveralls often, as they are often the source of spread within a farm. Go from the calving cows with clean coveralls to the sick calves and not the other way around. There are several things we can avoid in order to improve our success rate. Try not to leave calves till they are almost comatose or severely dehydrated when in doubt give oral electrolytes. Any calf that has any amount of diarrhea will benefit from oral fluids. Only withdraw milk for half-day tops. Maintain the electrolytes until the diarrhea has stopped. Feed electrolytes up to four times daily (1-1.5 litres per treatment) and use lukewarm water. Inbetween have the calves suck if possible. Know your limits and when the dehydration or acidosis is getting ahead of you call for professional help. Calves severely dehydrated (sunken in eyeballs), those down and can’t stand or comatose need veterinary attention and intravenous fluids in order to survive. It is amazing the severely dehydrated calves that will respond. Be careful in transportation as sudden movements can send them into shock. Warm them up as much as possible with hot water bottles, hot blowers or heating pads. We still cover all calves with antibiotics to protect against septicemias (blood infections), meningitis, pneumonias, bacterial scours etc. Use the one your veterinarian recommends and lets hope we can keep scours, dehydration or acidosis to a minimum in this year’s calf crop. With early intervention, vigorous electrolyte treatments with good quality products and following both the prevention your veterinarian recommends as well as treatments most clinical scours cases can be saved and prevented from spreading to other calves.


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Traditional

Braised Beef Stew What could be more satisfying than a big bowl of hearty stew? One Traditional Braised Beef Stew recipe makes a big batch so there is plenty for company or you can tuck some in the freezer for later!

Traditional Braised Beef Stew 2 tbsp (30 mL) ............olive or vegetable oil 2 lb (1 kg) ...................stewing beef cubes ¼ cup (50 mL) ............all-purpose flour 2 ...............................garlic cloves minced 1 ...............................large onion, cut lengthwise into eight 1 cup (250 mL) ...........beef stock 28 oz (796 mL) can .....diced plum tomatoes 2 tbsp (30 mL) EACH ..worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar 1 tsp (5 mL) ...............dried thyme (or 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme) 1 ...............................bay leaf ½ tsp (2 mL) EACH .....salt and pepper 2 ...............................carrots, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks ½ lb (250 g)................scrubbed mini potatoes, quartered Chopped fresh parsley 1.

Heat oil in Dutch oven or stockpot over medium-high heat until sizzling hot. Brown meat in 4 batches. Set beef aside; sprinkle with flour.

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Add garlic and onion to pot; cook 3 to 4 minutes until just softened, adding more oil if necessary. Stir in broth, scraping up browned bits from the bottom. Add reserved beef, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, thyme, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer.

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Simmer covered, on stove-top or in 325°F (160°C) oven for 1 hour until beef is fork tender. Add vegetables; cook 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Garnish each serving with some chopped parsley.

Slow-cooker Version: After Step 2, transfer mixture with carrots and potatoes to 24-cup (6 L) slow-cooker. Cook, covered, on LOW for 8 hours. Beef Stew Provençal Version: Add 8 oz (250 g) button mushrooms when cooking garlic and onions. Substitute dry red wine for stock. Use thyme (as above) or substitute herbes de Provençe for thyme. Instead of potatoes and carrots, use 2 cups (500 mL) cut green beans and ½ cup (125 mL) black olives (pitted and halved).

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From the Director’s Chair

Knowledge is Power Wes Mack – Chairman Breed Improvement Committee

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y first involvement with Simmental began 45 years ago in 1970. American Breeders Services put on an informational meeting in Beaubier, SK to discuss crossbreeding with continental beef breeds. Hundreds of cattlemen packed the town hall to learn more about these new breeds. A slide show was presented with pictures of Simmental/Fleckvieh, Maine Anjou, Limousin, Gelbvieh, and Chianina. Bulls of all shapes and colors were promoted and the room was abuzz with excitement and anticipation as for many attendees this was their first exposure to these European breeds. You have to remember this was 1970 and there were no computers or internet to Google. There really wasn’t a lot of information available on the bulls; there were no EPD’s, sire summaries or DNA tests to make any genetic decisions. Just a picture of a big heavy muscled, raw boned bull and a guarantee they would increase performance. Many cattlemen questioned the calving ease of these big breeds. Was there too much bull for their Angus, Hereford or Shorthorn cows? Again, no EPD’s or real data to suggest they would calve, just recommended not to use on heifers. Simmental gathered most of the attention and discussion. Being a dual purpose breed in Europe we were assured Simmental would be maternal. Frame, performance and milk, they would be a good cross for our British cowherd. We calved our first Simmental in the spring of 1971 and they were exciting times on the farm as the first calves by Parisien and Bismark were born. Our weaning weights increased dramatically and those half-blood cows were the start of our Simmental herd. Today we operate under the name of Prairie Wind Farms Ltd, in Estevan, SK. Along with my brother Brian, we run 140 Red and Black Simmental cows and farm 2000 acres of farm land with another 2000 in hay and pasture land. We consign bulls to the Proudly Western Bull Sale in Whitewood, SK and sell females through Simmsational. I became a CSA director in 2012 and have been involved with the Breed Improvement Committee since that time, currently serving as its Chairman. I would like to take this opportunity to explain what the committee’s purpose or mission is, which is to deliver sound programming and providing tools that will assist our members in developing sound breeding decisions to produce the best genetics possible. My committee consists of some of the most progressive and successful cattlemen in the country. They include Ken Lewis, Dave Erixon, Darryl Perkin, Lee McMillen, Dave Milliner, Brian Bouchard and Kelly Ashworth. Together we are focused on the development of the breed and its strengths and working to deliver services that will enhance the breeds popularity and profitability. Simmental is one of the most influential cattle breeds in Canada and one of the most populous in the world. We must ensure the cattle we are producing are “real world” cattle. They

must be accepted by the commercial cow-calf operator and they must be sound, functional, and efficient while able to fit into any environment. I think we are as close to the commercial needs as at any time in our breed’s history. I attribute this to sound breeding decisions and management provided by the breeders combined with the work the CSA has done. By using EPD’s as a tool in your management, producers have been able to select for a single trait or select an animal with a balanced set of EPD’s. Strengths are recognized and weakness in specific traits may be eliminated however understanding that when selections are made for a single trait you often give up in another, for example, selection for calving ease may result in lost performance. Genomics, the study of DNA, is going to play a huge role in the beef cattle industry as it already has in other species and the CSA is proud to be one of the leaders in this technology. Along with the usual weight traits, three traits of economic importance were established to gather information on: Fertility, Meat Quality and Relative Feed Intake. This data will be further analyzed as part of our Simmental Innovations infrastructure and integrated at various stages into our North American Genetic evaluation. This will provide more accuracy to our data base which consists of information other breeds through its multibreed structure as well as from the South African and American Simmental populations. A cutting edge and inclusive evaluation that will increasingly add value to the North American Beef industry. Breeders are of course encouraged to also use all the traditional tools available to them including visual appraisal, and performance records as you wouldn’t buy a tractor, pickup or a baler unless you had as much information as possible. The breeding decisions you make today will affect your herd for many, many years to come. As a breed we have so many options: Red, Black, Traditional, Horned, and Polled; that’s what makes us so popular. We have a diverse genetic package available for whatever your operation demands. Yes we’ve had some problems over the years. Some of them we created ourselves. The tall, narrow, shallow types are gone, they were not commercially accepted and really didn’t have much to offer the beef industry. As a breed we have learned and grown from our mistakes. We now have the research and development, the tools and the data to keep us on course. If you have any concerns or issues please do not hesitate to contact myself, a BIC member or a CSA Director. Hope you have a great calving season and good luck with your bull Sales. Wes Mack Chairman BIC - CSA Director 59


From the Director’s Chair

Réflexions d’un administrateur Wes Mack, Président du Comité d’amélioration de la race

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on premier contact avec la race Simmental s’est produit il y a quarante-cinq ans, en 1970. La compagnie American Breeders Services avait alors organisé une rencontre d’information à Beaubier, en Saskatchewan, afin de parler des croisements avec des races de boucherie continentales. La salle municipale était remplie de centaines de producteurs de bovins, curieux d’en apprendre davantage au sujet de ces nouvelles races. Un diaporama fut présenté, avec des photographies d’animaux Simmental / Fleckvieh, Maine Anjou, Limousin, Gelbvieh et Chianina. On y fit la promotion de taureaux de couleur et de forme différente, dans une atmosphère d’excitation et d’intérêt, car la plupart des personnes présentes n’avaient jamais vu ces races européennes. Rappelez-vous qu’on était en 1970 et qu’il n’y avait ni ordinateur ni internet afin de faire des recherches sur Google. En fait, il y avait très peu d’informations disponibles chez ces taureaux; aucun EPD, ni évaluation génétique ou analyse d’ADN afin d’appuyer les décisions génétiques. Seulement la photographie d’un gros taureau bien musclé, avec une ossature grossière et la garantie qu’il allait favoriser l’amélioration des performances. Plusieurs producteurs s’interrogeaient à propos de la facilité de naissance avec l’emploi de ces grandes races. Étaient-ils en réalité trop gros pour leurs vaches Angus, Hereford et Shorthorn ? Encore là, aucuns EPD ou données fiables concernant la facilité de naissance, seulement une recommandation de ne pas les utiliser sur des primipares. Les participants ont été alors attirés surtout par la race Simmental. Étant reconnue en tant que race à double fin en Europe, nous avions donc l’assurance que la race aurait des qualités maternelles. Stature, performance et aptitude laitière, elle ferait un bon croisement dans nos troupeaux constitués de races britanniques. Au printemps 1971, ce fut une période d’excitation sur la ferme, avec les premiers vêlages de sujets saillis avec la race Simmental et la naissance des premiers veaux de Parisien et Bismark. Nos performances de poids au sevrage augmentèrent rapidement et ces femelles demisang représentèrent le noyau initial de notre troupeau Simmental. Notre entreprise est située à Estevan en Saskatchewan et est connue sous le nom de Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. Conjointement avec mon frère Brian, nous possédons un troupeau de 140 vaches Simmental rouges et noires, en plus de cultiver 2000 acres en grains et une autre superficie de 2000 acres en foin et en pâturages. Nous consignons nos taureaux en vente à la “Proudly Western Bull Sale » à Whitewood, SK et nos femelles sont commercialisées lors de la Vente Simmsational. J’ai débuté en 2012 à titre de directeur de l’ASC et, depuis ce temps, j’ai été impliqué auprès du Comité d’amélioration de la race, occupant présentement le poste de Président. Je voudrais profiter de cette occasion afin de vous expliquer l’objet ou la mission de notre comité; soit la mise en place de programmes et d’outils afin d’aider nos membres à prendre de meilleures décisions d’élevage et produire des sujets de grande qualité génétique. Les membres de mon comité constituent un groupe d’éleveurs progressifs et reconnus partout au Canada. Ceux-là incluent Ken Lewis, Dave Erixon, Darryl Perkin, Lee McMillen, Dave Milliner, Brian Bouchard et Kelly Ashworth. En tant que groupe, notre emphase est orientée vers le développement continu de la race et la mise en place de services favorisant l’amélioration de la popularité et de la rentabilité de la race. La race Simmental se classe parmi les plus importantes races au Canada, avec également les effectifs les plus nombreux dans le monde. On doit faire en sorte que nous produisons des bovins faits pour travailler dans le « vrai monde ». Ainsi, ils doivent être bien acceptés

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par les producteurs commerciaux, en étant bien conformés, avec un type fonctionnel et efficace qui leur permettra de s’ajuster à tout type d’environnement. Au fil de l’évolution, j’estime que nos bovins actuels correspondent le plus étroitement qui soit aux besoins de la production commerciale. Notre position enviable est attribuable aux bonnes décisions d’élevage et de gestion de troupeau, en plus des services et des programmes de l’ASC. En utilisant les EPD comme outils de gestion, les éleveurs ont pu faire du progrès en sélectionnant pour un seul caractère ou encore un animal possédant une gamme équilibrée d’EPD. On essaie généralement de miser sur les forces pour un caractère donné, tout en visant à éliminer les points plus faibles pour certains autres caractères. Par ailleurs, en sélectionnant davantage pour un caractère, vous obtenez souvent une perte pour un autre. Par exemple, une sélection marquée pour la facilité de vêlage peut contribuer à une diminution des performances de croissance. La génomique, ou si vous voulez l’analyse de l’ADN, est appelée à occuper un rôle important au sein de l’industrie bovine moderne, tel que cela l’a été depuis quelques années chez d’autres espèces. L’ASC est fière de faire partie des leaders appuyant cette technologie. En plus des caractères habituels reliés au poids, nous avons privilégié la cueillette de données pour trois autres caractères d’importance économique soit : la fertilité, la qualité de la carcasse et l’efficacité alimentaire résiduelle. Faisant partie intégrale de notre infrastructure d’Innovations Simmental, ces données seront analysées et intégrées en temps opportun à notre évaluation génétique nord-américaine. Cette technologie nous permettra d’améliorer la précision de notre base de données, laquelle regroupe des données provenant d’autres races, grâce à sa structure multi-races, de même que des données provenant des populations sud- africaine et américaine. Voici donc une évaluation d’avant-garde et fort complète qui devrait permettre d’ajouter considérablement de valeur à toute l’industrie bovine nord-américaine. Nous encourageons bien entendu les éleveurs à utiliser tous les autres outils traditionnels, notamment l’évaluation visuelle, la tenue de registres de performances, etc. En fait, vous ne feriez sans doute pas l’achat d’un tracteur, un camion ou une nouvelle presse sans avoir le plus d’informations possible. Vos décisions d’élevage actuelles auront des effets dans votre troupeau pour plusieurs années à venir. Notre race est très populaire, notamment grâce à la diversité des types présents: rouge, noir, traditionnel, à cornes, acère. Nous pouvons vous offrir des sujets de génétique selon vos besoins spécifiques. Oui, nous avons eu quelques difficultés au fil des ans. Nous avons créé certaines d’entre elles. Les sujets de grande taille, étroits et sans capacité sont disparus. Les producteurs commerciaux ne les acceptaient pas et ils n’avaient pas grand-chose à offrir à l’industrie bovine. En tant que race bovine, nous avons appris et grandi suite à nos erreurs. Nous disposons présentement d’efforts de recherche et de développement, d’outils et de données qui nous permettront de rester sur la bonne voie. N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec moi, ou un membre du CAR ou encore un administrateur de l’ASC, pour toutes questions ou préoccupations que vous pourriez avoir. Tout le succès possible lors de la période des vêlages et des ventes de taureaux. Wes Mack Président CAR Administrateur de l’ASC


The Alberta Simmental Association would like to thank their ASA members and all those who sponsored ASA and YCSA events in 2014. We extend our Congratulations to all of those who exhibited Simmental animals in YCSA and 4-H as junior projects, or in open shows!

The Alberta Simmental Association is making plans for another exciting year in 2015. Watch our website for events and locations. The ASA AGM will be held in June 2015, and will be an event you do not want to miss.

Check out one of these Alberta events to find your next Herdsire Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 20 Feb 21 Feb 21 Feb 23 Feb 24 Feb 26 Feb 27 Feb 28 Mar 1 Mar 2 Mar 4 Mar 6 Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 7 Mar 9 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 11 Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 17 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 20 Mar 21 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 28 Mar 30 Apr 9

Jansen Ranches 22nd Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale 16th Annual Genetic Edge Bull Sale Soderglen Ranch Select Bull Sale Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale Young Guns & Guests Simmental Bull & Female Sale 26th Mader Ranches Bull & Female Sale Circle G Simmentals/Angus, P&H Ranching Co., & Alkali Lake Angus Bull Sale Timberlind Auctions 7th Annual Bull & Female Sale Select Opportunity Simmental Bull & Female Sale Rainalta Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Bull Rush Bull Sale Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale Lewis Farms 30th Annual Bull Sale PRO-CHAR 4th Annual Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Simmental Summit 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale 20th Anniversary Herd Master Bull Sale 10th Annual Bullfest Sale Chittick Family Bull Sale MCG Simmentals and RACK Red Angus Bull &Female Sale Mappin Simmentals 10th Annual Bull Sale DCTE O Double E Simmental Sale Westgold Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale Lockhart Valley/Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Severtson Land & Cattle with guest consignor Trendsetter Livestock Built Right Bull Sale Harvie Ranching 6th Annual Bull Sale Skor Simmentals Red & Black Bull Sale 8th Annual PowerPak Bull Sale 12th Annual Westway & Deeg Annual Bull Sale Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Ranchlands Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Heifer Sale Place Your Bets Bull Sale 15th Annual On Target Bull & Female Sale Adair Ranch Bull Sale Get A Grip Angus & Simmental Sale Porter Ranches Bull Sale 12th Annual Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale 19th Annual U2 Ranch Bull & Female Sale Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Daines All Black Bull Sale

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President Everett Olson Box 1939, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-826-2643 Email: everettolson@mymts.net 1st Vice President Rick Dequier Box 1673, Carman, MB R0G 0J0 Phone: 204-771-0280 Email: rdequier@westmansteel.ca 2nd Vice President Andrea Bertholet Box 55, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone: 204-483-0319 Email: adber tholet@hotmail.com Secretary/Treasurer Donalee Jones Box 142, Car twright, MB R0K 0L0 Phone/fax: 204-529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com MSA Directors Everett More Box 1754, Virden, MB R0M 2C0 Phone: 204-748-1225 Email: vahequine@yahoo.com Greg Woychyshyn Box 2035, Minnedosa, MB R0J 1E0 Phone: 204-865-2475 Email: crestviewcattleco@hotmail.com Tracey Wilcox Box 351, Treherne, MB R0G 2V0 Phone: 204-723-2386 Email: pwilcox@mymts.net Trevor Peters Box 385, River s, MB R0K 1X0 Phone: 204-328-7458 Email: trevor.peter s@canadamalting.com Gordon Delichte Box 26, St. Alphonse, MB R0K 1Z0 Phone: 204-836-2116 Email: g.delichte@gmail.com Tom Marchant Box 263, Arden, MB R0J 0B0 Phone: 204-841-2046 Email: tristarcattleco@gmail.com CSA Director Blair McRae RR1 Box 57, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 Phone: 204-728-3058 Email: marmac@inetlink.ca YCSA President Kolton McIntosh Box 84, Ericksdale, MB R0C 0W0 Phone: 204-280-0359 auction_mcintosh@hotmail.ca Pembina Triangle Rep Eric Theroux Box 215, Notre Dame De Lourdes, MB R0G 1M0 Phone: 204-526-7360 Email: eric.theroux@cpsagu.ca Keystone Association Rep Terry Woychyshyn Box 301, Erickson, MB R0J 0P0 64 Phone: 204-865-2213

Mark your calendars! Upcoming Sales February 13

M&J Farms Simmental and Angus Bull Sale Russell, MB

February 16

Rendezvous Farms Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

February 22

Bonchuk Farms Bull Sale Virden, MB

March 11

Mar Mac Farms & Guests Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Brandon, MB

March 15

Rebels of the West Bull Sale Virden, MB

March 16

Genetic Source Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB

March 17

Prairie Partners Bull Sale Killarney, MB

March 18

Premium Beef Bull Sale Neepawa, MB

March 20

Family Tradition Bull Sale Dropmore, MB

March 23

Maple Lake Stock Farm Bull Sale Grande-Clairière, MB

March 24

WLB Livestock 11th Simmental & Hereford Bull Sale Douglas, MB

April 9

Transcon’s Winnipeg Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB

April 11

Transcon’s Cattle Country Sale Neepawa, MB

For catalogs and more information please visit our website: mbsimmental.com

Manitoba’s Breeders Are Among The Best In The Business Congratulations to

Blaine & Lois Gould

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My name is Sophie Wotten and I am very honoured to be the current president of the Young Canadian Simmental Association. Growing up with Simmental cattle, I have always had a passion for this breed and all of the great people who bring it to life. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with an outstanding board of directors and a great group of juniors from coast to coast. With my passion for agriculture, it was only fitting that I would study at the University of Guelph. Now in my third year, I have only one year left before graduating with a Marketing Management and Communications degree. I aspire to one-day work in the agricultural sector. I look forward to seeing breeders and juniors from coast to coast at this years YCSA National Classic in Lindsay Ontario. It is shaping up to be the event of the year for our breed. I hope to see everyone there. Sophie Wotten YCSA President My name is Dylan Foley. Alongside my father we operate a herd of Traditional, Red and Black Simmentals in Kinburn, Ontario. Keeping cattle alongside Barb Vance of V5 Simmentals. We exhibit our cattle throughout Ontario and Quebec. My family has kept Simmental influenced commercial cattle for years but became more involved with purebreds at the start of my 4H and YCSA involvement. I have been active within the YCSA program since I was eligible. This year will be my first year served as President of the Ontario YCSA. The YCSA has allowed me to be involved with experienced cattle breeders and learn about many different aspects of this diverse breed. With exciting times being marked for the beef industry and the Simmental breed, I encourage all youth to become involved in YCSA. Dylan Foley YCSA Ontario Director

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2014 Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarship Recipients

Mariah Wotten Little Britain, ON

Sophie Wotten Little Britain, ON

The beef industry has been an integral part of Mariah’s family for many generations. What started as a fifth generation commercial cow-calf operation, evolved into Elm Tree Farms in 2000 after the purchase of four registered Fleckvieh females. Mariah was actively involved in the 4-H program for 11 years, has participated in events such as the National Junior Beef Heifer Show at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, and the National Youth Judging Competition at the Canadian Western Agribition. She is currently enrolled in the Pharmacy program at the University of Waterloo. “I am honoured to be one of the 2014 recipients of the Dr. Allan Dixon Memorial Scholarships, and I would like to thank the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for their consideration. Your generosity and support for the next generation of Simmental breeders is greatly appreciated.”

Sophie Wotten, is an undergraduate student in her third year majoring in Marketing Management and Communications at the University of Guelph. Sophie and her family have been involved with the cattle industry for numerous years. Currently, they operate Elm Tree Farms, less than two hours northeast of Toronto. As her passion for Simmental breed has grown, she has become more actively involved in the Young Canadian Simmental Association and the Simmental breed as a whole. “As one of the recipients of the Dr. Allan A. Dixon Memorial Scholarship, I would like to thank the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for their support of the juniors within the Simmental breed. Your recognition of the importance of junior Simmental breeders is greatly recognized.”

Andie is currently attending school in Kansas at Butler College on a soccer scholarship and pursuing a degree in Animal Science. She grew up on her family’s farm Westway Farms Ltd. in Didsbury Alberta; Andie is very involved with her family’s purebred and commercial cattle operation. Growing up she was active with 4-H and Junior shows, especially AYCSA. In 2013 she was part of the National YCSA board executive. “I am still to this day a strong Ag advocate and love being involved in the Simmental cattle industry.”

Andie Hadway Didsbury, AB

Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship Kyle is in his first year at Olds College taking the two-year Land and Water Resources Diploma program as a stepping stone to obtain his Degree in Environmental Sciences. He is a third generation rancher and exhibitor of Simmental cattle. The Alberta 4-H movement has also been a very important part of his life. He has been a member of his local beef club for 9 years. Outside of the livestock industry Kyle finds time to be involved in competitive volleyball. He currently plays at the collegiate level for the Olds College Broncos. “I am honored to be the recipient of the Trevor Vance Memorial Scholarship and thank the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for this opportunity.”

Kyle Dodgson Mayerthorpe, AB 68


Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation Scholarship

Ryley Noble Lloydminster, SK

Ryley is 18 years old and grew up on a family farm, Black Gold Simmental. He has been in 4-H since he was nine years old. Together with his brother they became more interested in 4-H and exhibiting purebred Simmental cattle. His family shows at Stockade RoundUp, Farmfair International, and Canadian Western Agribition. “Currently, I am going to school in Hutchinson Kansas where I am majoring in Pre-Professional Veterinary and am a member of the Livestock Judging Team.” Ryley’s plans are to finish his two years of Livestock Judging and Pre-Professional Veterinary at Hutchinson Community College, then he plans to take Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. “I would like to thank the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Association for choosing me as this year’s recipient of the scholarship. I was very honoured to be selected, and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this great breed.”

Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation #13, 4101-19th St. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 Fax: (403) 250-5121

 Judge: Kyle Lewis, Spruce Grove, AB GRAND CHAMPION BULL

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

November 8, 2014 - Toronto, ON

MFS Junior 3A

S: Hooks Shear Force 38K Exhibited By: River Point Cattle Co., Glencoe, ON

S: Remington Red Label HR Exhibited By: Spud Isle Farms, Cornwall, PE

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RPCC Blk Wild Fire 206W

Jetstream Amaze 25A S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X Exhibited By: Keystone Livestock & Jetsream Livestock East Garafraxa

Destiny Brawler S: JDFK Permanent Black 74U Exhibited By: Todd & Karen Campbell, Meaford, ON

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Judge: Marlin LeBlanc, Estevan, SK

Black Gold Swagger 42B

S: WFL Identity 23X Exhibited By: Ryan & Sara Archdekin, Speers, SK

S: RUK Mr Charisma 86Z Exhibited By: Black Gold Simmentals, Lloydminster, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Muirheads Timberland 7A

McIntosh Jagger 26B

RF Intense 359A

S: RF Double Up 37W Exhibited By: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

S: Wheatland Stout 930W Exhibited By: Rock Star Cattle, Sylvan Lake, AB

 Judge: Brian Valentine, Grenfell, SK GRAND CHAMPION BULL

November 7, 2014 - Brandon, MB GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

October 30, 2014 - Lloydminster, SK

Erixon Lady 10B

MRL To The Max 70Z

70

S: LFE BS Lewis 322U Exhibited By: Come As U R, Storthoaks, SK

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Exhibited By: Erixon Simmentals Inc., Clavet, SK

AJB Double Rocklady 6A

JNB Navigator 7B

S: KWA Red Rock 5T Exhibited By: AJB Livestock, Rossburn, MB

S: Mader Dictator 27Z Exhibited By: Lazy Rainbow River Ranch, Minnedosa, MB


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Judge: Mike McDonald, Moose Jaw, SK

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

November 6, 2014 - Edmonton, AB

RF Throttled

S: Wheatland Stout 930W Exhibited By: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB Additional Owner: Westman Land & Cattle

S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X Exhibited By: Outlaw Cattle Co., Hussar, AB

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z

Chub’s Sugar Rush 9B

Chub’s Harley 8Z

S: Andi Black Ice 2Y Exhibited By: Lundago Livestock, Sundre, AB

S: WAGR Driver 706T Exhibited By: Lundago Livestock, Sundre, AB



RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z

Judge: Jonathon Thomason, Rush Lake, SK

GRAND CHAMPION BULL

GRAND CHAMPION AND SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE

November 28, 2014 - Regina, SK

S: Wheatland Stout 930W Exhibited By: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB Additional Owner: Westman Land & Cattle

RF Throttled

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X Exhibited By: Outlaw Cattle Co., Hussar, AB

Chub’s Flirtin For All 5A

MRC Bold Ruler 183B

S: Mr HOC Broker D Exhibited By: Lundago Livestock, Sundre, AB

S: Mr HOC Broker D Exhibited By: M & R Cattle Co. Wimborne, AB

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Sale Results WLB Livestock 2nd Annual Internet Simmental Female Sale October 16-20, 2014 Sale Hosted By: Liveauctions.tv

Sale Summary

Lots

Sale Total

9

Gross

Average

$41,148.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1- WLB 52Z Tara 377B S: MRL EI Tigre 52Z DS: MJ Black Arapahoe 55L Buyer: Quinn Wilson, AB

$4,572.00

$9,100.00

Boynecrest Stock Farm Complete Simmental Herd Dispersal & Final Bull Sale Virden, MB October 25, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Cow/Calf Pairs 91 Bred Heifers 29 Bred Cows 26 Single Heifer Calves 6 Single Bull Calves 6 4 Year Old Simmental Bull 1 2 Year Old Simmental Bull 1 Yearling Simmental Bull 1

$506,025.00 $93,750.00 $72,650.00 $10,000.00 $19,100.00 $9,000.00 $11,800.00 $16,000.00

$5,561.00 $3,233.00 $2,794.00 $1,667.00 $3,183.00 $9,000.00 $11,800.00 $16,000.00

Sale Total

$738,325.00

$4,586.00

161

Rust Mountain View Ranch “Queens of the Pasture” Production Sale Turtle Lake, ND October 27, 2014 Auctioneer: Jared Shipman Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Bred Heifers Open Heifers Flush Embryos

20 24 3 6

$138,350.00 $115,750.00 $27,000.00 $59,000.00

$6,918.00 $4,823.00 $9,000.00 $9,833.00

Sale Total

53

$340,100.00

$6,417.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 4- Rust Miss 3107A S: Wheatland Protocol 83X DS: LFE Street Legal 510S Buyer: Rancier Farms

72

Average

$11,000.00

Lot 9- WLB 223W Gwen 434A S: Hart Good TIme 223W DS: WLB Blowout 366R 381T Buyer: Paul Maxwell, ON

$4,850.00

Lot 2- WLB 756T Tressie 3550B S: CMS Tradmark 756T DS: MRL Hurricane 27R Buyer: Dequier Farms, MB

$4,700.00

Lot 3- WLB 254Z Barb 405B S: Kop Black Baronson 254Z DS: WLB Oil Patch 132N 366R Buyer: Shannon Pirlot, SK

$4,700.00

High Selling Lots Lot 3- EGC Allstate 147A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: STF Much More K300 Buyer: Delight Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 2- Skors Power-Up 179Z S: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L DS: GFI Magnum K52 Buyer: Jim & Shirley Moon

$11,800.00

Lot 1- Lazy S Rolex 568X S: Lazy S Red Bodybuilder 61T DS: FR Rezult Buyer: Rick & Gwen Kinsley

$9,000.00

Lot 60- Boynecrest Miss Mabel 67Y S: Remington Red Label HR DS: Hook’s Red Quorum 55H Buyer: Stout Bros. Simmentals

$7,000.00

Lot 1- RF Scream 215Z S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: SS Ebonys Intuition 802 Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 17A- Rust Miss 447B S: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y DS: Beckton Colt G552 Buyer: Jeff Moe

$9,500.00

Lot 10A- Rust Miss 457B S: Rust Loaded Up Y02 DS: TNT Knock Out R206 Buyer: Lewis Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 17B- Rust Miss 445B S: Kuntz Super Duty 4Y DS: Beckton Colt G552 Buyer: Jeff Moe

$7,500.00


Sale Results Headliner All Breed Sale

Edmonton, AB November 7, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Lot 1- Mader Blackgold 99A S: Mader PS Power Surge 1X DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Crisis Cattle Co.

Lot 14- Pedersen Andee 292B S: Wil-Dorr 7014TPrince W 1Y DS: Chisum 6175 Open Heifers 13 $57,600.00 $4,430.77 Consignor: Pedersen Livestock Bred Heifers 2 $29,500.00 $14,750.00 Buyer: HR Hahn Cattle Co. Embryo Lots 11 $4,4700.00 $4,063.00 Semen 1 $10,000.00 $10,000.00 Lot 7- Outlaw Annie Oakley 23B S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Sale Total 27 $141,800.00 $5,251.85 DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Outlaw Cattle Co. Buyer: XXX Farms & WJ Simmentals High Selling Lots Lot 12- SCC Lady Blossom 25A $23,000.00 S: Angus Consignor: Stewart Cattle Co. Buyer: Twisted Sisters Cattle Co.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

The Royal Elite All Breed Sale

Toronto, ON November 7, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmentals Simmental Flush Lot Simmental Embryo Lot Simmental Semen Lot Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

13 1 1 2 40

$74,800.00 $5,500.00 $1,500.00 $6,000.00 $193,550.00

$5,754.00 $5,500.00 $1,500.00 $3,000.00 $4,893.00

High Selling Simmental Lots

Lot 8- Greyledge Behave Yourself S:Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: TNT Top Gun R244 Consignor: Greyledge Simmentals Buyer: Tinley Harvie

$12,250.00

Western Harvest Simmental Heifer Sale Innisfail, AB November 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

61 61

$381,300.00

Lot 6- Virginia Annabelle 300A S: Anchor D Twenty X DS: Virginia Wyoming 33W Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

$6,500.00

$6,100.00

Lot 6- Stewart Broken Milestone S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: JF Milestone 999W Consignor: Stewart Livestock Buyer: Barlee Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 7- DYLN Black Rose S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: RF Double Up 37W Consignor: Dylan Foley Simmentals Buyer: Marilyn Naismith

$6,500.00

Lot 10- Triple Rose Bethany S: Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 DS: JF Milestone 999W Consignor: Triple Rose Simmentals Buyer: Jarvis Simmental Farms

$6,000.00

Lot 14- LP Miss Noremac 6B S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Consignor: Lobster Point Properties Buyer: Gemini Waghmare

$6,000.00

Lot 7- Virginia Alanis 338A S: Champs Romano DS: Richmond Mr Share Holder 43E Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Triple T Diamond Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 14- Virginia Auora 327A Average S: IPU Laramie 6S DS: Champs Romano $6,251.00 Consignor: Virginia Ranch $6,251.00 Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$17,000.00

$6,500.00

$11,250.00

Lot 55- Starwest Pol Ashley S: Double Bar D SpitďŹ re 20X DS: Saugeen Scorpion 31S Consignor: Starwest Farms Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals Ltd.

$11,000.00

Lot 9- Virginia Alana 325A S: Champs Romano DS: Crossroad Tuxedo 222T Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Randy Ward

$11,000.00

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Sale Results Jewels & Diamonds Simmental Production Sale November 14, 2014 Ponoka, AB Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Heifers Heifer Calves Embyos Semen Units

13 14 18 149

Sale Total

Gross

Average

$50,700.00 $39,550.00 $12,675.06 $6,335.48 $111,060.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 14- Wyvern Rajine FF S: Wyvern Benzweiser DS: Wyvern Magnificent Buyer: Giebelhaus Simmentals

Cypress River, MB November 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 12 42 54

High Selling Lots

Lot 15- Silverlake Aurora 117A S: Cherry Creek Canon 12Y DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Beechinor Bros.

$4,700.00

Lot 13- Silverlake Abigail 50A S: Cherry Creek Canon 12Y DS: WKF Romeo 23P Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Oakview Simmentals

$4,250.00

$4,200.00

$7,250.00

$7,000.00

Lot 29- Perks Louise 403A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: WLB Mr.Nugget 132N Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: DownHill Simmentals

$6,750.00

Lot 3- Erixon Lady 101B S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Travis Herter

$10,250.00

Average

Regina, SK November 26, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Open Heifers Bred Heifers 1 Pick of Herd Embryo Package Flush Sale Total

12 1 1 1 1 16

$95,250.00 $5,500.00 $8,750.00 $7,800.00 $9,500.00 $126,800.00

$7,938.00 $5,500.00 $8,750.00 $7,800.00 $9,500.00 $7,925.00

Lot 12- Black Gold Amnesia 38B S: BlackGold Epic 14Z DS: Diamond J Rambo 56S Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle Corp. 74

Lot 15- Wyvern Rosslyn FF S: Wyvern Benzweiser DS: Wyvern Magnificent Buyer: Nickel Farms

Lot 30- Perks Black Rock 11A S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: KWA Red Rock 5T $37,650.00 $3,137.50 Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. $200,750.00 $4,780.00 Buyer: Conray Cattle Co. $238,400.00 $4,415.00 Lot 19- Oakview Miss Aqua 195A S: Erixon Top Shelf 77Y DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Consignor: Oakview Simmentals $12,500.00 Buyer: Tri Star Cattle Co.

Gross

Canadian Western Agribition Simmental Sale

High Selling Lots

$4,800.00

$3,900.00 $2,825.00 Lot 22- Tish Ms Blossom FF $704.17 S: PSE Zarnie FF $42.52 DS: WNLP Uranium 33U Buyer: Anchor D Ranch $2,468.00 Lot 18- PSE Bonterra FF $5,200.00 S: GPCC Hafkenberg 8F DS: RHY Red Patron 77E Buyer: Anchor D Ranch

Pembina Triangle Simmental Association

Sale Summary

Lot 5- Rejg Addisyn 71A S: WNLP Xenocrates 24X DS: Grinalta’s Red Robust Buyer: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals

$15,000.00

$7,000.00

Lot 10- SVS Red Grace 417B $9,500.00 S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: Swan Lake Chosen One 3X Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch & Double Bar D Farms Lot 8- Mader Booty Call 11B S: LRX The Godfather 141Z DS: Mader P Blackenforcer 108S Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Bar T

$9,000.00

Lot 4- McIntosh Rachel 17B S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Mr NLC Superior S6018 Consignor: McIntosh Livestock Buyer: Downhill Simmentals

$9,000.00


Sale Results Lot 31 - NAC Jane 43A S: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker DS: 3D Trustin 47T Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Milestone Simmentals

Harvest Hoedown Simmental Sale Neepawa, MB December 1, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Bred Heifers Bred Cows Heifer Calves

51 1 4

$277,000.00 $4,000.00 $9,800.00

$5,431.00 $4,000.00 $2,450.00

Sale Total

56

$290,800.00

$5,192.86

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - NAC 69A S: 3D Trustin 47T DS: Bar KR Tornado 2T Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Swan Lake Farms

Average

$11,000.00

Camrose Country Classic

Camrose, AB December 2, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

26 39 65

$157,750.00 $298,000.00 $455,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 13- NUG Sahra 19A S: LRX Black 86Y DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: TRI K Cattle Co.

Average

$29,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lots 24 51 4 18 4 3 104

Lot 7- Springcreek Linne 72S S: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 DS: PPSR Nophalt 20H Buyer: Matt Lowery

$9,000.00

Lot 19- Twin Brae Alexandria 315A S: MR NLC Upgrade U8676 DS: PVF-BF BF26 Black Joker Consignor: Twin Brae Simmentals Buyer: X-T Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 16- Twin Brae Ms Awesome 306A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: STF Much More K300 Consignor: Twin Brae Simmentals Buyer: Dana & Megan Johns

$7,500.00

Lot 10- NUG Goldie 110A S: SVS Scout 25X DS: MRL Montana 48M Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: TRI K Cattle Co.

$25,000.00

Lot 24- NUG Rosie 421B S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: LRX Red Wizard 80T Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Ter-Ron Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 2- NUG Tiffany 103A S: Bar KR Avalanch 52X DS: Anchor T Metro 4E Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$14,500.00

Lot 29- Skors Blackbird 135A S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: CZAR Mr Black Night 74J Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: WJ Simmentals

$9,500.00

$11,000.00

Lot 12- Springcreek Sky 50T S: Lazy S Red Sky 120R Gross Average DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 $120,800.00 $5,033.33 Buyer: Bonchuk Farms $199,584.00 $3,913.41 $13,400.00 $3,350.00 Lot 50- Springcreek Goldy 135A $72,036.00 $4,002.00 S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y $12,500.00 $3,125.00 DS: TNT Knock Out R206 $8,400.00 $2,800.00 Buyer: JP Simmentals $417,350.00 $4,013.00 Lot 45- Springcreek Mistress 98A S: Springcreek Align 100X DS: Springcreek Tank 63P $13,000.00 Buyer: Circle M Simmentals

$10,000.00

Virden, MB December 6, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Simmental Cows Simmental Heifers Black Angus Cows Simm/Angus Heifers Black Angus Bred Heifers Commercial Cows Sale Total

Lot 3 - SBSF Paisley 21A S: Champs Bravo DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Schweitzer Simmentals Buyer: Gra-Tan Simmentals

Lot 10- Springcreek Blk Tess 25T S: Springcreek Tank 63P DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Buyer: Ultra Livestock

Spring Creek Golden Opportunity

Sale Summary

$6,067.00 $7,641.00 $7,011.00

$10,000.00

$9,000.00

$6,700.00

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Sale Results The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK December 8, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Open Heifers Bred Heifers Semen Embryos

33 30 2 2

$166,700.00 $226,750.00 $7,200.00 $11,100.00

$5,051.00 $7,558.00 $3,600.00 $5,550.00

Sale Total

67

$411,750.00

$6,145.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1- Crossroad Angie 261A S: KOP Esposito 95Y DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: Virgina Ranch & Randy Ward

Average

$14,500.00

Double Bar D Farms “She’s Got The Look” Female Sale Grenfell, SK December 10, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley & Dan Skeels Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Sale Summary

Lots

Heifer Calves Black Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pair Cow Donor Sale Total Pregnant Recipients Embryos Hybrid Fall Heifer Calves

41 22 1 1 65 2 7 10

Gross

Average

$237,050.05 $203,250.00 $9,750.00 $30,000.00 $480,100.00 $11,250.00 $8,500.00 $28,400.00

$5,781.70 $9,238.63 $9,750.00 $30,000.00 $7,386.15 $5,625.00 $1,214.29 $2,840.00

Transcon’s 37th Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale Moose Jaw, SK December 11, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Yearling Heifers Yearling Bulls Sale Total

Lots 40 10 5 55

Gross

$360,750.00 $53,650.00 $35,100.00 $449,500.00

Average

$9,019.00 $5,365.00 $7,020.00 $8,173.00

High Selling Lots Lot 5- IPU Ms. Code Red 249A S: IPU Code Red 53Y DS: IPU Red Warrior 29N Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms 76

$18,000.00

Lot 8- Crossroad Barcelona 596B S: Crossroad Ranger 216X DS: LWC Metexas 13R Consignor: Crossroad Farms Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 25- LWC Miss Alta’s Lore 235A S: Anchor D Alta’s Lore 128X DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Little Willow Creek Ranch Buyer: Robb Farms

$11,250.00

Lot 33- MLCC Ms Alaska 61A $10,000.00 S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: SFM 9U Consignor: Aumack Simmentals & Casaloma Cattle Co. Buyer: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Lot 42- TFL MS Spitfire 48A S: Double Bar D Spitfire 20X DS: Champs Romano Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$10,000.00

High Selling Lots Lot 16- Wheatland Lady 822U S: Wheatland Bull 680S DS: Wheatland Bull 468P Buyer: Hannah Simmentals

$30,000.00

Lot 5- Sun Rise Black 33A S: Spring Creek Liner 46U DS: Red Baron HR P101 Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 17- Double Bar D Solita 229Z $15,500.00 S: LFS Pol Balboa 40U DS: MFI Whistler 47L Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals & Canadian Donors Lot 18- Double Bar D Marita 216Z S: LFS Pol Balboa 40U DS: Double Bar D Everest 4R Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Farm

$10,000.00

Lot 50- Miss R Plus 3007A S: R Plus Hard Rock 145X DS: SAJ Red Equalizer 7U Consignor: R Plus Simmentals Buyer: Frehlich Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 32- Erixon Lady 45A S: IPU Diablo 41Y DS: SV Red Romeo E851 Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Lawnview Simmentals

$16,000.00

Lot 6- IPU Ms. Horizon 250A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Hart Red Chief J242 Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Tri Star Cattle Co.

$16,000.00

Lot 8- IPU Ms. Steffi 34A S: LFE BS Lewis 322U DS: KBR Black Exciter 758T Consignor: LaBatte Simmentals Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$15,250.00


Sale Results Southern Alberta Round-Up Group’s 21st Annual Fleckvieh, Red & Black Simmental Bull & Female Production Sale High River, AB December 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Yearling Heifers Bred Heifers Yearling Bulls Two Year Old Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

4 10 38 6

$10,900.00 $43,650.00 $278,850.00 $45,650.00

58

$379,050.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 24- Ricochet Bo 456B S:Virginias Tacoma DS: Virginia Redford FF Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: Stout Bros. Simmentals

Lot 43- MJB Blair 33B S: Virginia Premierleague DS: Klondike Gold Rush 418B Average Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh $2,725.00 Buyer: East Cardston Farming Co. Ltd. $4,365.00 $7,338.00 Lot 49- Parview Mr F Jiro 353A $7,608.00 S: LRX Jiro 5T DS: Diamond T Bank $6,535.00 Consignor: Parview Stock Farms Buyer: East Cardston Farming Co. Ltd.

$17,000.00

WFL Top 50 Female Sale Olds, AB December 13, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Serivces

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 11 39 50

High Selling Lots

Lot 3B- WFL Red Precious S: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y DS: R PLus Redge 8018U Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. Buyer: Wells Crossing

Gross

Lot 20- Ricochet Bachhoe 446B S: Virginias Tacoma DS: JB Doctor Duke 442D Consignor: Ricochet Stock Farms Buyer: High River Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

Shades of the Prairies

$10,000.00

$10,000.00

Lot 49- WFL Red Snazzy 420B S: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y DS: R Plus Redge 8018U Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Co.

$10,500.00

Lot 1A- WFL Hinsdale Lady

$10,000.00

Average S: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y

Brandon, MB December 15, 2014 Auctioneer: Jerry Kanewischer Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

$10,250.00

Lot 44- MJB Blaine S: Virginia Premierleague DS: Virginias Red Marciano Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: High River Colony Farming Co. Ltd.

$12,500.00 DS: NCB Red Dream 23T $5,765.00 Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. Buyer: McMillen Ranching $281,800.00 $5,636.00 Lot 18- WFL Miss 373A S: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y DS: R Plus Redge 8018U Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. $13,000.00 Buyer: Oberle Bros. $56,950.00 $224,850.00

$11,250.00

Lot 44- WFL Red Ultra 465B S: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y DS: LFE Strait Up 454W Consignor: Westway Farms Ltd. Lot 21- AJB Double Rock Lady 6A S: KWA Red Rock 5T DS: LFE Rochfort 208Y Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: Foster Armstrong

Lot 13- MAF Pocahontas 164B S: Springcreek Liner 56U Sale Summary Lots Gross Average DS:TNT Accelerator S226 Open Heifers 27 $128,250.00 $4,750.00 Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms Bred Heifers 18 $133,500.00 $7.416.00 Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals Yealing Bull 1 $8,750.00 $8,750.00 Lot 9- TSN Ms Predator 12A Embryo Lots 3 $14,850.00 $4,950.00 S: Wheatland Predator 922W Sale Total 49 $285,350.00 $5,823.00 DS: SRS Fortune 500 Consignor: TSN Livestock High Selling Lots Buyer: X Bar T Lot 11- MAF Sprinkles 14A $20,000.00 Lot 15- KWA Ms Throttle 40A S: MAF R Horizon 7Y S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: Wheatland Bull 738T DS: TNT Power Surge T404 Consignor: Meadow Acres Farms Consignor: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Buyer: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: High Country Cattle Services

$9,500.00

$7,500.00

$14,500.00

$10,750.00

$10,000.00

$9,500.00

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Sale Results Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale Virden, MB December 16, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Bred Heifers Bred Cows Semen

80 36 1

$416,350.00 $175,200.00 $5,500.00

$5,204.00 $4,866.00 $5,500.00

Sale Total

117

$597,050.00

$5,102.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 8- BLCC Miss Renegade 40A S: NCK Renegade 16R DS: Double Bar D Everest 181T Buyer: Keet Simmentals

Average

$15,000.00

Swan Lake Farms & Johnson Stock Farms Breed Builder Female Sale Whitewood, SK December 17, 2014 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co.

Sale Summary

Lots

Sale Total

85

Gross

$359,500.00

Average

$4,229.41

High Selling Lots Lot 31- Swan Lake Missy 30A S: Hooks Shear Force 38K DS: Twin Brae Tennasee Buyer: Mappin Simmentals

Friday Night Lights

$7,000.00

Olds, AB December 19, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Lot 70- BLCC Miss Juggernaut 329A S: MFI Jeremiah 9022 DS: Bar None Regan Buyer: Lonestone Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 117- BLCC Miss Houston 70Z S: PRL Houston 005H DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Buyer: LaBatte Simmentals

$11,500.00

Lot 28- BLCC Miss Renegade 125A S: NCK Renegade 16R DS:SU Rochester 75R Buyer: Robb Farms Ltd.

$11,000.00

Lot 67- BLCC Miss Juggernaut 317A S: MFI Jeremiah 9022 DS: LFE Mr Lewis 300G Buyer: Norman Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 26- Swan Lake Lili 5Y S: Springcreek Teddy 72U DS: LFE Red Enticer 364M Buyer: Kuntz Simmental Farm

$6,800.00

Lot 29- Swan Lake Onet 118Z S: LFE Black Lakota 38W DS: GCF First Dream P 13 Buyer: Dallas Kreuger

$6,750.00

Lot 71- JHSN Miss Waffles 69Z S: Car-Laur Mr Waffles 524W DS: LFE Shur-Shot 378P Buyer: McManus Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 72- JHSN Miss Waffles S: Car-Laur Mr Waffles 524W DS: CVR Broadview 166M Buyer: Peter V. Sweeten

$6,000.00

Lot 50- Erixon Lady 10B S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: OLF Odin U5 Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Inc. Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

$34,000.00

Lot 1- Sunny Valley Lady A 51A $32,000.00 S: Anchor D Imax 250Y Sale Summary Lots Gross Average DS: Gibby’s Real Deal 25T Open Heifers 36 $540,500.00 $15,014.00 Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Bred Heifers 14 $184,500.00 $13,179.00 Buyer: Hoegl Livestock & Y Coulee Lot 49- Chub’s Sugar Rush 9B $31,000.00 Sale Total 50 $725,000.00 $14,500.00 S: Andi Black Ice 2Y DS: WFL Mr Westway 200M Consignor: Lundago Livestock & Gardner Livestock High Selling Lots Buyer: Rock Star Cattle Co. Lot 51- RF Not Just A Flirt $44,000.00 S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Lot 26A- RF Flirt 415B $26,000.00 DS: Wheatland Stout 930W S: SVS Captain Morgan 111Z Consignor: Rancier Farms & Westman Farms DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Muirhead Cattle Co & Canadian Donors 78


Sale Results 20th Annual Checkers Purebred Simmental Sale

Ponoka, AB December 20, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bouchard Livestock International

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Yearling Bulls Embryo Lots Semen Lots Sale Total

Lots

Gross

22 9 3

$158,150.00 $107,000.00 $40,500.00 $15,900.00 $49,255.00 $370,805.00

42

High Selling Lots

Lot 5- LRX Ms Blaze 56B S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: Erixon Red Rustler Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

Lot 7- RJY Chrome 6B S: LRX Blaze 55Z Average DS: Wheatland Bull 468P $7,188.00 Consignor: High Country Cattle Services $11,888.00 Buyer: Flying F Ranch $13,500.00 Lot 28- COLB Sequoia 81B S: WFL Identity 23X DS: IPU Revolution 172U $8,828.00 Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: Lawnview Simmentals

$23,000.00

Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black Simmental Bull & Female Sale Red Deer, AB December 21, 2014 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Yearling Heifers Bred Heifers

28 17

$185,400.00 $142,800.00

$6,621.00 $8,400.00

Sale Total

50

$328,200.00

$7,293.00

High Selling Lots Lot 66- CMS Zaila 409B $31,000.00 S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: LCHMN Bodybuilder 7303F Consignor: Czech-Mate Livestock Buyer: Rand-Mar Management & Farms Ltd.

Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood SImmental Sale Red Deer, AB December 21, 2014 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Yearling Heifers Bred Heifers Yearling Bulls

13 29 2

$78,300.00 $293,250.00 $52,500.00

$6,023.00 $10,112.00 $26,250.00

Sale Total

44

$424,050.00

$9,638.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10- JNR’s Philosophy S: JNR’S Salton DS: LS Legacy M565 Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Crossroad Farms

Lot 2- LRX Ms Black 30A S: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X DS: SGCC Red Stabilizer 9S Consignor: Robb Farms Ltd. Buyer: Charian Farms

$40,000.00

$20,500.00

$20,000.00

$15,500.00

Lot 32- Swan Lake Loaded 99A S: Remington Lock N Load 54U DS: TNT Power Surge T404 Consignor: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: Seven M Livestock

$13,000.00

Lot 67- CMS Sunflower 408B S: MAF R Horizon 7Y DS: Virginia Red Texas Consignor: Czech-Mate Livestock Buyer: Brianna Kimmel

$15,000.00

Lot 61- SSP Sheza 4100B S: RF Torque 6W DS: Drifting “M” Rush 38P Consignor: Sevcik Simmental Ranch Buyer: William Bradford

$9,250.00

Lot 62- BLI Breeze 406B S: KOP Revolver 116Z DS: LFE Dreaming Red 503S Consignor: Clay Simmentals Buyer: Hoegl Livestock Ltd.

$7,750.00

Lot 88- Harvie Ms Pepsi 3B S: SHS Enticer P1B DS: LFE BS Lewis 322U Consignor: Harvie Ranching & Cale Toews Buyer: Kyle Dodgson

$7,500.00

Lot 9- JNR’s Warrior S: GGT Willy Joe 64Y DS: Porter’s Reserve 20R Consignor: JNR Farms Buyer: Ricochet Stock Farms

$12,500.00

Lot 5- Bee Rieda 309A S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Starwest Farms

$31,000.00

Lot 3- Bee Glitter 329A S: Anchor D Viper 103W DS: Beech Bros Udaman 401U Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Cherry Creek Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 39- Eagle Ridge Arietta 30A S: Champs Bravo DS: Anchor “T” Impact 2H Consignor: Eagle-Ridge Simmentals Buyer: EDN Simmentals

$17,000.00

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Sale Results Black Sands Cattle Co. Compelte Dispersal Sale Virden, MB December 22, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Bred Heifers Bred Cows Heifer Calves Pregnant Recips Commercial Bred Herd Sires

45 78 32 25 7 1

$394,750.00 $740,000.00 $190,500.00 $150,250.00 $24,950.00 $22,000.00

$8,772.00 $9,487.00 $5,953.00 $6,010.00 $3,564.00 $22,000.00

188

$1,522,450.00

29 10

$47,900.00 $34,000.00

227

$1,604.350.00

Sale Total Semen Embryos Sale Total

Lots 2 14 17 3 1 1 63

Gross

$15,250.00 $37,970.00 $154,800.00 $9,000.00 $5,500.00 $3,200.00 $367,595.00

Lot 130- Blacksand Linnette 942W S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: SV Stew E715 Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals

$26,000.00

Lot 60- Blacksand Sadie 4Z S: Hart All In W382 DS: Spring Creek Liner 104S Buyer: Rancier Farms & Canadian Donors

$25,000.00

$23,000.00

$7,067.62

Red Deer, AB December 31, 2014 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Serivces

Simmental Flush Simmental Semen Simmental Embryos Fullblood Semen Simm/Angus Flush Simm/Angus Embryo Sale Total

$27,000.00

Lot 3- Blacksand Linette 834U $8,098.00 S: Springcreek Liner 104S DS: SRS Black Attack L 1079 $1,651.73 Buyer: JP Cattle $3,400.00

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Sale Summary

Lot 131- Blacksand Sue 21A S: Erixon Power Play 102Y DS: Springcreek Liner 104A Buyer: Springcreek Simmentals

Average

$7,625.00 $2,712.00 $9,106.00 $3,000.00 $5,500.00 $3,200.00 $5,835.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 6- Simmental Flush $8,500.00 Cen Miss Red Rush 439R Consignor: Lundago Livestock/Gardner Livestock/Beshears Simmentals Buyer: Lundago Livestock

Lot 7- Simmental Flush $6,750.00 Rust Miss Sadie 287Z Consignor: Rust Mountain View/Canadian Donors Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms Lot 10- Simmental Embryos $3,800.00/embryo S: SVS Captain Morgan D: RF Certainly Flirtin 202Z Consignor: Rancier Farms/Westman Land & Cattle Buyer: WLB Livestock Lot 9A- Simmental Embryos $2,800.00/embryo S: Wheatland Stout D: RF Flirtin For Certain 37U Consignor: Rancier Farms/Reays Unlimited Buyer: Danny Hansen Lot 35- Simmental Semen JF Milestone Consignor: Canadian Sires Buyer: Pat Taber

$700.00/dose

2014 Sale Summary Spring 2014 Summary

Sales Reported: 65 Lots

Average

Summary

Sales Reported: 27 Lots

Bulls Calves 14 Yearling Bulls 41 Extra Age Bulls 14 Bred Heifers 770 Open Heifers 331 Bred Cows 184 Cow/Calf Pairs 149 Total Simmental Animals Sold in 2014 Pick of Herd 1 Total Sales reported 92 Hybrid Heifers 18 Total Lots Gross Average Commercial Cows 10 5,517 $30,266,751.00 $5,486.00 Preg Recips 40 1572 Note: Reporting of only those sales reports submitted to Sales Total 7 the Simmental Country. This does not include on-farm Flushes Semen Lots 54 sales. Embryo Lots 35

Yearling Bulls 3,104 Extra Age Bulls 397 Total Bulls 3,501 Open Heifers 382 Commercial Heifers 62

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Gross

Fall 2014

$17,323,768.00 $1,601,840.00 $18,925,608.00 $1,064,555.00 $91,265.00

$5,581.00 $5,393.00 $5,406.00 $2,787.00 $1,472.00

Gross

$50,200.00 $44,950.00 $159,250.00 $4,892,748.00 $2,129,800.00 $1,266,400.00 $894,375.00 $8,750.00 $72,050.00 $33,350.00 $233,450.00 $10,185.323.00 $32,950.00 $189,625.00 $194,350.00

Average

$3,585,71 $10,852.44 $11,375.00 $6,354.22 $6,434.44 $6,882.61 $6,002.52 $8,750.00 $4,002.78 $3,335.00 $5,836.25 $6,479.21 $4,707.14 $3,511.57 $5,552.86


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February

Springer Simmentals Sale of Value Based Genetics, Decorah, Iowa Feb. 8 Hartman Cattle Company Simmental Bull Sale, Tecumseth, NE Feb. 10 Bata Bros. / Olafson Bros. Joint Simmental Production Sale, Rugby, ND Feb. 12 Janzen Ranches 22nd Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Rosemary, AB Feb. 13 16th Annual Genetic Edge Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Feb. 13 M&J Farms Simmental & Angus Bull Sale, Russel, MB Feb. 13 TNT Simmental 30th Annual Genetic Explosion Sale, Almont, ND Feb. 14 Kenner Simmental Ranch Bull Sale, Leeds, ND Feb. 14 Soderglen Ranch Select Bull Sale, Airdrie, AB Feb. 15 Diamond M Ranch 3rd Annual Bull Sale, Estevan, SK Feb. 16 Rendezvous Farms “Holiday Monday” 11th Annual Simmental Bull and Female Sale, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Feb. 17 Jeans & Genetics Simmental Bull Sale, Ponoka, AB Feb. 18 Young Guns & Guests Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Wainwright, AB Feb. 19 M&J Farms Simmental and Angus Bull and Female Sale, Russell, MB Feb. 20 26th Mader Ranches Bull & Female Sale, Carstairs, AB Feb. 21 Double Bar D Best of Both Worlds Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale, Grenfell, SK Feb. 21 Circle G Simmentals/Angus, P & H Ranching Co, & Alkali Lake Angus Bull Sale, Innisfail, AB Feb. 21 Timberlind Auctions 7th Annual Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Buck Creek, AB Feb. 21 Annual St. Martin Bull Test Station Sale, St. Martin QC Feb. 22 Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale, Virden, MB Feb. 23 Select Opportunity Simmental Bull & Female Sale, Olds, AB Feb. 23-28 Bar 5 Farms Online Bull & Female Spring Production Sale, www.cattleinmotion.com Feb. 24 Rainalta Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Brooks, AB Feb. 25 9th Annual Crossroad Farms Bull Sale, Shell Lake, SK Feb. 26 10th Annual Robb Hoegl Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Feb. 26 Bull Rush Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB Feb. 27 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Westlock, AB Feb. 28 Lewis Farms 30th Annual Bull Sale , Spruce Grove, AB

Mar. 7

March

Mar. 19

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PRO-CHAR 4th Annual Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Glenevis, AB Simmental Summit 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale, Bentley, AB 13th Annual Muirhead Cattle Co. Simmental Bull Sale, Shellbrook, SK Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK 20th Anniversary Herd Master Bull Sale, Camrose, AB 11th Annual Pheasantdale Bull & Female Sale, Balcarres, SK LaBatte Simmentals with guest Meadow Acres Farm, 35th Annual Bull and Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK 10th Annual Bullfest Sale, Camrose, AB Chittick Family Bull Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB 21st Annual McMillen Ranching Production Sale, Carievale, SK MCG Simmentals and RACK Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Stavely, AB Mappin Simmentals 10th Annual Bull Sale DCTC, Veteran, AB O Double E Simmental Sale, Beaverlodge, AB

Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 21 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 24 Mar. 24

Westgold Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale, Vermillion, AB Lockhart Valley / Beagle Simmentals Bull Sale, Rimbey, AB 15th Annual R Plus Bull Sale, Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm and Ranch Simmental Sale, Oungre, SK Fallen Timber Farms Spring Select, Dawson Creek, BC Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale, Innisfail, AB Severtson Land & Cattle with guest consignor Trendsetter Livestock, Innisfail, AB Built Right Bull Sale, Provost, AB Harvie Ranching 6th Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB Mar Mac Farms and Guests Annual Bull Sale, Brandon, MB Skor Simmentals Red & Black Bull Sale, Camrose, AB 25th Anniversary Sunny Valley Simmentals Bull & Female Sale, Saskatoon, SK 8th Annual PowerPak Bull Sale, Fort MacLeod, AB In Pursuit of Perfection Simmental & Angus Bull Sale, Moosomin, SK 12th Annual Westway & Deeg Annual Bull Sale, Olds, AB Northern Classic Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale, Grande Prairie, AB 4th Annual Vente des taureaux Synergie Bull Sale, Ste. Sophie de Levrard, PQ Ranchlands Simmental and Red Angus Bull Sale, Stavely, AB Next Generation Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Heifer Sale, Mayerthorpe, AB Place Your Bets Bull Sale, Veteran, AB Rebels of the West Angus & Simmental Bull Sale, Virden, MB Genetic Source Simmental Bull Sale, Brandon, MB South-Sask Simmental Bull and Female Sale, Moose Jaw, SK Genetic Legacy Bull Sale, Billings, MT Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale, Killarney, MB Kuntz - Stoughton - McIntosh - SAJ Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK 15th Annual On Target Bull & Female Sale, Barrhead, AB Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB Adair Ranch Bull Sale, Provost, AB Get A Grip Angus & Simmental Sale, Forestburg, AB Family Tradition Charolais and Simmental Bull Sale, Dropmore, MB Porter Ranches Bull Sale, Stoney Plain, AB Casaloma Classic Bull Sale, Prince Albert, SK Ferme Gagnon Annual Bull Sale, Cheneville, PQ 12th Annual Highland Stock Farms Bull Sale, High River, AB 9th Annual Proudly Western Bull Sale, Whitewood, SK Kick Off To Spring Bull Sale, Hartney, MB Maple Lake Stock Farm Bull Sale, Grand Clairiere, MB Transcon’s Red Deer Simmental Bull Sale, Red Deer, AB 11th Annual Butts, Gutts & Nuts Simmental Bull Sale, Lloydminster, SK WLB Livestock 11th Annual Simmental and Hereford Bull Sale, Douglas, MB 19th Annual U2 Ranch Bull & Female Sale, High River, AB City View Simmentals 5th Annual Bull Sale, Moose Jaw, SK


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Genotype Test Requirements

As decided by the CSA board of directors and effective January 1, 2015 all Simmental sires are required to be genotyped using a minimum 50K SNP panel. Natural Service Sires will now require the same level of genotype testing as AI sires who have had this requirement since November of 2012. This is a higher density, more informative panel that will add value to the Simmental genetic evaluation. All donor females continue to require a 50K test. If you have any questions, please contact the CSA office toll free at 1-866-860-6051 or 403-250-7979.

Genotyping Turnaround Time

In preparation for the upcoming bull sale season, members are reminded of the need to allow a minimum 4 week turnaround time from the time they send the samples to the lab for genotyping until they receive results.

Mandatory Identification

Under the Animal Pedigree Act, and per CSA by-laws, it is mandatory that all Simmental animals be identified with an ear tattoo in order to be eligible for registration in the CSA Herd Book. It is the responsibility of all CSA members to ensure that all Simmentals sold as registered animals are legibly tattooed and that the tattoo corresponds with the animal’s registration paper. Any member who contravenes a By-law of the Association relating to the individual identification of animals may be expelled or suspended and in accordance with section 61 of the Animal Pedigree Act may be denied the right to have registered or to transfer the ownership of the cattle.

CSA Board Meeting

The CSA Board of Directors will be meeting in Calgary on March 23 – 24, 2015. The Breed Improvement and Promotions Committees will also be meeting during these days. If you have items of breed improvement or promotion nature or question, please feel free to contact the CSA President, Kelly Ashworth, BIC Chair, Wes Mack or Promotions Chair, Lacey Fisher.

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Transcon’s 20th Annual Advantage Bull Sale - Simmental, Charolais, Red Angus, Saskatoon, SK Wheatland Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Bienfait, SK Rust Mountain View Ranch “Ace in the Hole” Bull Sale, Turtle Lake, ND Transcon’s Mountainview Bull Sale - Simmental, Charolais, Polled Hereford, Red Angus, Innisfail, AB 1st Annual Select Bull Sale & Guests, Saint Sylvestre, QC IRCC 2015 Bull Sale, Indian River, ON The Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, Yorkton, SK Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale, Beaverlodge, AB Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale, Swift Current, SK MFR 5th Annual Genetic Destination Bull Sale, Grenfell, SK 19th Annual U2 Ranch Bull & Female Sale, High River, AB Early Sunset Ranch “Only The Good Ones Sell” Production Sale, Edam, SK

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Apr. 9 Apr. 11 Apr. 11

Daines All Black Bull Sale,

May.16

Timberlind Auctions Spring Truck & Machinery Consignment Sale,

Innisfail, AB

Transcon’s Cattle Country Charolais and Simmental Bull Sale, Neepawa, MB

40th Annual Six Mile Ranch Bull Sale,

May

Fir Mountain, SK

Buck Creek, AB

June

June 23-24 TBar Invitational Golf Tournament, Saskatoon, SK

July

July 2-5 Quebec YCSA Classic, Brome, PQ July 23-26 Alberta YCSA Wildrose Classic, Lacombe, AB July 29 - Aug. 1 Saskatchewan YCSA Classic, Prince Albert SK July 30 - Aug. 2 Canadian Simmental Association Annual Conference & YCSA

National Classic,

Lindsay, ON July 31- Aug. 2 Manitoba Junior Beef, Neepawa, MB

Best Bet Bull Sale, Williams Lake, BC

North East Source Bull Sale, Tisdale, SK

1st Annual Midwestern Ont Angus & Simmental Bull Sale, Hanover, ON

Pursuit of Excellence Bull Sale, Sedley, SK

August

Aug. 27-28 Maritime YCSA Classic , Truro, NB

Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale, Winnipeg, MB

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

President Kelly Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 456-2749 C: (306) 861-2013 jashworth@sasktel.net First Vice-President John Sullivan Kazabazua, PQ P/F: (819) 467-2713 Sullivan.simmentals@bell.net Second Vice-President Lacey Fisher Amherst, NS P: (902) 661-0766 C: (902) 664-6206 timberwoodfarms@seasidehighspeed.com

CSA Directors

Randy Mader Carstairs, AB P/F: (403) 337-2928 C: (403) 660-1123 rrmader13@gmail.com Wes Mack Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-4410 C: (306) 421-1853 wkmack@signaldirect.ca Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca Maureen Mappin-Smith Byemoor, AB P: (403) 579-2175 C: (403) 321-0501 silversmithcattle@yahoo.com Lee McMillen Carievale, SK P: (306) 928-4820 C: (306) 483-8067 mrlbulls@gmail.com David Milliner Dundalk, ON P: (519) 923-9188 C: (519) 375-0122 dgmilliner@everus.ca

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

Alberta President Ryley Mader Carstairs, AB P: (403) 337-4014 maderranches@gmail.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 Saskatchewan President Dave Erixon Clavet, SK P: (306) 270-2893 Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca

Manitoba President Everett Olson Rapid City, MB P/: (204) 826-2643 everettolson@mymts.com Secretary: Donalee Jones P: (204) 529-2444 Email: donalee@midcan.com Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 wildoak@xplornet.ca Quebec Président Rosaire Cote. La Presentation, PQ P: (450) 796-5914 Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume Saint-Garmain, QC P/F (819) 395-4453 sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Maritimes President Don Godfrey Meadow Bank, PEI P: (902) 566-3613 Secretary: Ralph Taylor P/F: (902) 895-2117

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (403) 988-8676 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd P: (403) 250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com Marketing Co-ordinator Margo Cartwright Tel: (403) 250-5255 mcartwright@simmental.com Industry & Member Services Kelly Richardson P: (403) 559-6595 krichardson@simmental.com Processing Department Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com Beth Rankin brankin@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt reception@simmental.com YCSA & CSA Programs Coordinator Carla Schmitt P: (306) 221-7950 cschmitt@simmental.com


ABC Cattle Co. ............................................................. 87 Adair Ranch .................................................................. 81 Afri-Can Simmentals..................................................... 84 Alameda Agencies Ltd. ................................................. 90 Alliance Simmental Farms ............................................ 85 Alta Genetics ................................................................ 91 Anchor D Ranch ........................................................... 81 Applecross .................................................................... 81 Arrow Creek Simmentals .............................................. 40 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. ................................. 34, 87 Aumack Simmentals ..................................................... 87 Bar 5 Farms Ltd. ....................................................... 9, 85 Circle 3 Genetics .......................................................... 85 Bar CL Livestock........................................................... 81 Beagle Simmentals................................................. 31, 81 Beechinor Bros. ............................................................ 81 Big Johnson Charolais.................................................. 35 Big Rock Simmentals ................................................... 84 Black Gold Simmental Ltd. ........................................... 39 Black River Farms ........................................................ 85 BlackSand Cattle Company.............................. 23, 24, 84 Blushrose Simmental Farm .......................................... 87 Bohrson Marketing Services..................... IFC, 19, 36, 91 Bonchuk Farms ............................................................ 84 Bouchard Livestock International ..................................... .................................... IFC, 3, 4, 5, 19, 34, 38, 40, 50, 91 Boundary Ranch ..................................................... 50, 51 Bova-Tech Ltd............................................................... 91 Bow Valley Genetics ..................................................... 91 BS Ranch ..................................................................... 81 Canadian Bull Congress ............................................... 90 Canadian Cattlemen ..................................................... 90 Canadian Farm Insurance Corp. .................................. 90 Carey, Brent.................................................................. 90 Casaloma Cattle Company..................................... 45, 87 Circle G Simmentals & Angus ...................................... 81 City View Simmentals ................................................... 87 Clearwater Simmentals ................................................ 81 Cotton & Associates ....................................................... 7 Coulee Crossing Cattle Company ................................ 27 Crimson Tide Flechvieh ................................................ 86 CRM Simmentals.......................................................... 41 Crocus Simmentals ...................................................... 50 Crossroad Farms .......................................................... 88 Curtis Simmentals ........................................................ 27 Czech-Mate Livestock ............................................ 33, 81 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ....................... 91 Deeg simmental............................................................ 81 Destiny Simmentals ...................................................... 86 Diamond T Simmentals ................................................ 81 DLMS...................................................................... 38, 41 Dodge ........................................................................... 96 Don Heggie Simmentals ............................................... 81 Donovandale Simmentals............................................. 86 Dora Lee Genetics........................................................ 86 Dorran Marketing Inc. ................................................... 90 Dorran, Steve ............................................................... 90 Double Bar D Farms ............................................. IFC, 88 Double G Simmentals................................................... 88 Downey Farms ....................................................... 40, 85 DP Sales Management................................................. 91 Dunc’s Cattle Co........................................................... 86 Dwayann Simmentals ................................................... 86 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals .............................................. 81 Early Sunset Ranch ...................................................... 52 East Poplar Simmentals ............................................... 88 Edge, Dean................................................................... 90 EDN Simmentals .................................................... 50, 88 Elm Tree Farms ............................................................ 86 Erixon Simmentals........................................................ 88 Excel Livestock ............................................................. 87 Fallen Timber Farms..................................................... 84

Ferme Gagnon Farm .............................................. 48, 87 Ferme Saro Farm ......................................................... 87 Foxy Lady Cattle Company .......................................... 44 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ................................... 14, 55, 91 GJR Simmentals........................................................... 88 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. ................................... 90 Gravandale Simmentals ............................................... 86 Grinalta Farms .............................................................. 81 H.S. Knill Company Ltd. ............................................... 90 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. ...................................................... 81 Hallridge Simmentals.................................................... 86 Hanna Simmentals ................................................. 13, 81 Harvie Ranching ........................................................... 82 Hayes Ranch .................................................................. 7 High Bluff Stock Farm................................................... 85 High Country Cattle Services ....................................... 82 Hi-Tech Farms .............................................................. 86 Hoegl Livestock ............................................................ 88 Hudson Pines ................................................................. 7 Indian River Cattle Co. ................................................. 86 Janzen Brogan Embryo ................................................ 91 Janzen Ranches ........................................................... 82 Jaydawn Farms ............................................................ 38 Jetstream Livestock ...................................................... 86 JNR Farms ................................................................... 82 Johnson Stock Farms ................................................... 28 JP Cattle Co. ................................................................ 28 Keatoa Meadow Simmentals ........................................ 82 Kin Kin Cattle Co. ......................................................... 82 Kindred spirit Cattle ...................................................... 27 Kopp Farms .................................................................. 85 Kuntz Simmental Farm ................................................. 88 LaBatte Simmentals .................................... 18, 19,21, 88 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals ................................................ 88 Lazy S Ranch Inc. ........................................................ 82 Lewis Farms ...................................................... 6, 82, BC Little Willow Creek Ranch............................................. 88 Lobster Point Farms ..................................................... 85 Lockhart Valley Simmentals ......................................... 31 Lone Stone Farms ........................................................ 82 M & J Farms ................................................................. 85 M & R Cattle Co................................................ 12, 13, 82 MacKenzie Cattle Company ......................................... 82 Mader Ranches ............................................................ 82 Maple Key Farm ........................................................... 86 Mappin Simmentals ...................................................... 82 Mar Mac Farms ............................................................ 85 Masterfeeds ............................................................ 11, 89 Maxwell Simmentals ......................................... 16, 17, 82 McCormack Family Ranch ..................................... 53, 88 MCG Simmentals ......................................................... 82 McIntosh Livestock ....................................................... 88 McManus Simmentals .................................................. 85 McMillen Ranching Ltd. .......................................... 32, 88 Meadow Acres Farms ................................. 18, 20, 21, 88 MI Simmentals .............................................................. 82 Mitchell Cattle Co. ........................................................ 84 More Bros. Simmentals ................................................ 40 Muellers Nossa Terra.................................................... 87 Muirhead Cattle Co....................................................... 89 New Holland ................................................................... 1 North Hill Simmentals ................................................... 82 O Double E Simmentals ............................................... 82 O’Brien Farms .............................................................. 86 O’Grady Steel ............................................................... 89 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group ................................ 83 Optimal Bovines Inc...................................................... 41 Oslanski Simmental Farms........................................... 83 Outlaw Cattle Co. ......................................................... 54 Parkhill Ranches........................................................... 83 Parview Stock Farms.................................................... 83 Pearson Simmentals .................................................... 83

Pederson Livestock ...................................................... 35 Perkin Land & Cattle Co. .............................................. 37 Pheasantdale Simmentals ............................................ 89 Phillips Farms ............................................................... 89 Pine Creek Simmentals ................................................ 83 Pizzey Simmentals ....................................................... 44 Porter Ranches............................................................. 83 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd. ................................................ 28 ProRich Seeds.............................................................. 86 Rainalta ....................................................................... 83 Rancier Farms ........................................................ 15, 83 Rattray Livestock .......................................................... 83 Rendezvous Farms ...................................................... 85 Riskan Hope Farm........................................................ 27 River Point Cattle Co. ................................................... 86 Riverbank Farm ............................................................ 85 Robb Farms .................................................................. 89 Robson Acres ............................................................... 86 Roenda Stock Farms .................................................... 40 Rust Mountain View Ranch .......................................... 30 SAJ Simmentals ........................................................... 89 Saugeen Acres ............................................................. 83 Schatz Simmentals ....................................................... 83 Scissors Creek Cattle Co. ............................................ 28 Semex Beef .................................................................. 57 SIBL Simmentals .......................................................... 41 Silver Top Simmentals .................................................. 31 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals ................................. 83 Skeels, Dan .................................................................. 90 Skor Simmentals .......................................................... 83 Southpaw Cattle Company ........................................... 83 Spring Creek Simmentals ....................................... 25, 89 Spring Lake Simmentals............................................... 83 Starwest Farms ...................................................... 49, 84 Steen Agencies............................................................. 90 Stewart Simmentals...................................................... 87 Stock, Mark................................................................... 90 Stockmens Insurance ................................................... 90 Stone Simmentals ........................................................ 83 Stoughton Farms .......................................................... 89 Sullivan simmentals ...................................................... 87 Sun Rise Simmentals ....................................... 28, 47, 89 Sun Star Simmentals .................................................... 83 Sunny Valley Simmentals ............................................. 36 Sunny Valley Simmentals ............................................. 89 Swan Lake Farms................................................. 89, IBC Swantewitt Simmentals ................................................ 84 T Bar C Cattle Company .................... IFC, 27, 28, 29, 91 The Register ................................................................. 89 Timberland Auctions ..................................................... 90 Todd Simmentals .......................................................... 87 Transcon Livestock Corp. ................... 19, 33, 49, 91, IBC Trevor’s Cowpix ............................................................ 90 Triple Rose Simmentals................................................ 87 Tryon Simmentals ......................................................... 85 TSN Livestock ........................................................ 40, 85 Twin Brae Simmentals .................................................. 85 Twin Butte Simmentals ................................................. 84 Tymarc Livestock .......................................................... 84 Virginia Ranch .............................................................. 84 W2 Farms ..................................................................... 89 Weldehaven Farms ...................................................... 87 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company .................................. 84 Westway Farms Ltd. ..................................................... 84 Wheatland Cattle Co. ................................................... 29 Wild Oak Farms ............................................................ 87 Windy Knoll Farm ......................................................... 85 WJ Simmentals....................................................... 35, 84 Wolfe Farms ................................................................. 84 Wolfe’s Flechvieh.......................................................... 84 Wyvern Cattle Co. Ltd. ................................................. 56 XRC Simmentals .......................................................... 89 X-T Simmentals ............................................................ 50

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