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Volume 41, Number 1

Bruce Bruce Holmquist

General Manager Cell: 639-314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com

The official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 19th St. N.E. | Calgary, Alberta T2E 7C4 Phone: 403-250-5255 | Fax: 403-250-5121 www.simmentalcountry.com

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March/April/May “Spring” 2020 Issue “Herd Book” 2020 Issue October/November 2020 Issue December “Winter” 2020 Issue February “Herdsire” 2021 Issue

Barb Barb Judd

Office Manager Phone: 403-250-7979 bjudd@simmental.com

Sue Sue Giles

Programs Coordinator Cell: 403-793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com

Randy Randy Bollum

Sales Representative Cell: 403-540-5949 rbollum@simmental.com

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September 2020 Issue January 2021 Issue

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Cover Photo Taken By: Sue Giles, Programs Coordinator, Simmental Country

Editor: Bryan Kostiuk Marketing: Chris Poley, Ben Wright & Shane Michelson Accounting: Treena Ballantyne & Carla Horatchka Circulation: Debbie Thiessen & Tanya Buziak Production: Janessa McKay, Breanne Anderson, Stephanie Lange, Kennedi Libke & Morgan Ilg

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February 15 Genetics Plus Online Semen & Embryo Sale with Vikse Frozen Dispersal - DLMS Online Only February 15 P&H Ranching and Circle G Simmental & Angus Bull Sale - Innisfail, AB February 21 Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull and Female Sale - Carstairs, AB February 22 Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Camrose, AB February 26 Crossroad Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale - Shell Lake, SK February 29 Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale - Spruce Grove, AB

March 3 Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Bull Sale - Grenfell, SK

March 11 Place Your Bets Bull Sale Stettler, AB

March 4 Spring Lake Simmentals Bull Sale - Camrose, AB

March 14 Brandl Cattle Co Annual Bull Sale - Jarvie, AB

March 6 Labatte Simmentals with guest East Poplar Meadows 40th Annual Bull Sale - Moose Jaw, SK

March 15 Rebels of the West Bull Sale Virden, MB

March 7 McMillen Ranching 26th Annual Bull Sale - Carievale, SK

March 17 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale - Killarney, MB

March 8 R Plus Simmentals Bull Sale Estevan, SK

March 18 Meadow Acres Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK

March 9 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale - Oungre, SK

March 21 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale - Moose Jaw, SK

March 10 Westgold Farms Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK

March 22 Dart Simmentals & Shayson Simmentals Annual Bull Sale Goodridge, AB March 26 Wheatland Cattle Co Annual Bull Sale - Bienfait, SK March 27 Best of the West Shorthorn Bull Sale - Olds, AB april 7 JAS Red Angus “Buy the Beef” Bull Sale - Neepawa, MB april 13 Moose Creek Red Angus Bull Sale - Kisbey, SK private treaty Ty-D Livestock & Peacock Prairie Simmentals Private Treaty Bull Sale - Streamstown, AB

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

Allowing Time for the Registry Process

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t the time of writing this it is early January and we have turned the calendar to a new decade. We are in the midst of a flurry of winter activity as female sales have wrapped up and calving is well under way for many seed-stock producers. Along with the new calves being born, the regular chores must be done along with bull sale preparations for breeders who sell their bulls by auction. Ringmen, the auctioneer, and a sale manager or consultants, have been booked for months as well as the auction mart if it is an off-farm sale. Bulls are being clipped and pictured as weather permits so pictures showing the bulls at their very best can be sent to catalogue design crews in order to be sure that they are mailed out in time before the sale. Many of you may also go through a videoing process to supply as much visual information as possible to prospective buyers in order to secure their interest for your big day. The weeks before a bull sale are a hectic time that is full of pressure and activity leading to what is the biggest pay-day of the year for many Simmental producers. It is also a very busy time of year for breed association offices including Simmental. The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA is responsible for the registry services for the Simmental breed in Canada, and along with that responsibility comes the obligation of completeness and integrity of the data and information we provide through the pedigrees of the cattle we register. The bylaws of the CSA guides the registry process and are approved by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada and require that animals that are promoted as Simmental and sold as such must be registered in the CSA herd-book. That does not mean “applied for” or sold “registration pending” but carrying a Canadian Simmental Association issued registration number. Fortunately most of the bulls sold in Simmental sales do carry a CSA number however every year there are instances where this is the not the case, and more often than not it is because the CSA office is waiting on parentage verification results to be received from the lab. The reason for this is usually that the breeder did not start the registration and lab process soon enough.

The lab used by most beef breed associations in Canada is Neogen based in Edmonton, Alberta. This lab does a tremendous amount of work leading into the busy bull sale season and does its utmost to complete the testing process as quickly as possible. Some of the realities of the testing process include the need to allow one month for turn-around time from when the lab receives your samples! You need to allow the appropriate time for your samples to reach the lab and then add approximately twenty business days minimum! While this has been messaged to CSA members many times, we still receive last minute rush requests which is a service that the CSA simply cannot provide. All tests must be ordered through the CSA office. Our staff processes the billing through your CSA account and is prepared to answer any of your questions, however you need to contact the CSA office for your test kits AFTER you have provided the required information for the animals you are testing. Ensuring that this is completed before contacting the office for your test kit will allow the process to flow much more smoothly. There is no rush or priority given to any members as everyone needs their work done yesterday. Through the sire or parentage verification process we occasionally identify animals that may be sired by a different bull or who are out of a different dam than first thought. The lab is the final judge on the validation of the ancestry and in the case of all calves born by embryo transplant (ET) we need the parentage verified to us before the animal can be registered. Simmental has no higher incidences of error than other breeds and we should all take pride in that. The CSA office staff, and the staff we work with at Neogen, play a very important role in providing as accurate information as possible to you and your customers. Completing your registry work well in advance, like you do with other areas of your bull sale, will allow time to deal with the unexpected should it arise, and for everyone to do their job properly. Best of luck with your bull sales!

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Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale

SVA 713G CKCW 513G CBH 2F

S::Rendezvous Prince Charles 586E S::Black Gold Elevation 20E S::Black Gold Wispers Shadow

SVA 641F CKCW 538G CBH 3F

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 :: Lacombe, Alberta Spruce View Acres

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B Bar C Simmentals

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MAXWELL SIMMENTALS

Glen Maxwell:780.385.5552 Kevin Maxwell:780.385.5625 Reece Maxwell: 780.385.5394 Bryce Maxwell: 639.998.5053 gnlmaxwell@gmail.com

www.maxwellsimmentals.com

Your Source for Traditional Fleckvieh Influenced,Red and Black Simmental Bulls

NUG 222g Sire: WESTCOTT

Sire: AUTHORITY

NUG 204g Sire: H. HITTER

Sire: REGULATOR

NUG 212g

NUG 248g Sire: ALLIANCE

NUG 303g Sire: LEGEND

nug 271g

NUG 213g

Sire: ENCORE

NUG 254g

NUG 266g Sire: B.PRINT

Sire: JUSTIFIED

25th Annual BULL SALE

Maxwell Simmentals & Rancier Farms on Saturday FEBRUARY 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM Camrose Regional Exhibition, Camrose, Alberta

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

Where do EPDs Come From – From Breeding to Birth of an EPD

T

here is a common misconception among many beef cattle breeders, that EPDs are pulled from the air or based on some imaginary information. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. In this article we will attempt to explain (and in some cases vastly oversimplify) where EPDs are derived from. Having a basic understanding of the process of development and some of the science behind an EPD can help us to appreciate how they work and that they do work. This understanding also demonstrates why it is important to provide data that is of as high a quality as we can collect. The conception stages of an EPD should revolve around the concept of Economically Relevant Traits (ERT). An ERT is a trait that directly impacts the profitability of, in our case, a beef operation. This means the EPD should express genetic differences in traits that either have a direct impact on either costs or income. For example, if we market calves at weaning by the pound, then weaning weight is an ERT, since it produces income. We have EPD for traits that are not ERT and usually these are what we call indicator traits. These are often historic artifacts because we had the data to develop them before the technology to calculate the relevant ERT was available. Birth weight is a good example here. The technology to calculate genetic differences in birth weigh was available before the technology to calculate what really costs money (Calving Ease) was available. Or in other cases we use them because they are easier to measure than the trait that is the actual ERT. For example, it is easier to measure mature cow size than feed intake of a cow on pasture. Decisions on which EPD to pursue are usually based on collaboration between researchers and producers (often with breed associations acting as the middle man). For example, producers might indicate that they are concerned about, or need to work on knowledge of carcass characteristics in their cattle to better serve their customer base. The association may work to help them collect and pool carcass and ultrasound data and work with researchers to develop and deploy carcass EPDs for various traits such as marbling or eye muscle area. Data collection is really, just a first step. A good current example would be the work of IGS to collect feet and leg scores from breeders. Secondarily, researchers and producers may identify areas of concern that are more difficult to measure or are novel traits. In this case research herds, such as those at Universities, Research Stations or Co-operator Herds may be used to build datasets. Probably a good recent example of this may be work done on PAP scoring for resistance to altitude sickness. Once there is a data set established on the trait of interest, researchers will go to work understanding the data and what it means. This is anchored in biology and an understanding of how

natural processes workand also in what expression of the trait will inform commercial selection decisions. A simple example could be weaning weight expressed in relative pounds of difference between offspring. It is a big simplification, but any new analysis involves understanding the trait and how to express it, and understanding what the data is telling us about the genetics behind that trait. You may hear terms like, “estimation of variance components” or “heritability estimates.” These are basically scientific terms for understanding data and how it is spread out across the population. We will use an oversimplified example of heritability to illustrate the point. Heritability can be thought of as a way of understanding how much variation in phenotypes for a trait, is due to the genetics for that trait. For traits with a high heritability, each phenotypic record contains a lot of information about the genetics involved. Traits with a low heritability are generally subject to a lot of environmental influence and so each record may contain slightly less genetic information. Heritability is calculated using data. Again, in a vast oversimplification, we look at expected vs actual differences in the data and calculate heritability. There is a lot more to calculating heritability than what is shown, but this basic example of calculating a realized heritability for birth weight will hopefully shed some light on the idea behind the process. If we have a population with an average birth weight of 80 pounds and we selected parents from that population with a birth weight of 70 pounds. We would expect the offspring of those parents to be 70 pounds or 10 pounds less than the average if birth weight was 100% due to genetic factors. Let’s say in our data set the average birth weight of the offspring was 77 pounds. The expected variation was a 10 pound decrease, but the realized difference was only 3 pounds. The realized heritability is the difference between the original population and the offspring of the selected parents divided by the difference between the average of the original population and the average of the selected parents. Realized Heritability = Average BW – Actual BW = 80 – 77 = 3 = 0.30 Average BW – Expected BW = 80 – 70 = 10

Again, this is a very simplified example and does not show all of the processes behind the scenes, but it provides the general idea of some of the math behind determining genetic contribution to a trait and developing an EPD.When done on a large scale (several thousand records) and with clean data we can get a very good idea of what portion of observed differences are explained by the additive genetic component. These are our “variance components” mentioned earlier. Correlations are also determined from data and an understanding of biology. Correlations do not “cause” a genetic result, but they do allow us to use data from other associated traits to

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improve our predictive capability. One of the best examples here is birth weight and calving ease. Heavier birth weights are associated with more difficult births, but they are not the only cause of difficult calving. Calf shape and maternal environment also play major roles. These traits are all “associated� with calving ease. By using information such as birth weight and calving difficulty scores, we can do a much better job of figuring out genetics for calving ease. Once the background biology is done, and the math complete, an EPD can be calculated. This is the basic process of assigning contemporary groups and examining how the genetics of animals play out across groups with the same management and environmental history, and applying our new variance components to the data. Part of the process of EPD development involves taking the models developed in the earlier stages and computing EPD on cattle, then comparing the actual performance of the cattle (data records) to see if the predictions are actually producing the expected results. It also includes the litmus test of providing trial results to breeders and seeing if they match up with what they are seeing on the ground and submitting the EPDs to others in industry and the scientific community to scrutinize the results and ask questions. Generally this process takes several iterations, and may even involve going back into the steps of understanding the data and the trait we are working on.

While this article has several glaring oversimplifications, this also serves to illustrate the point that as the science evolves and we gain better understanding of how a cow works and how she interacts with her environment we can garner more genetic information out of our existing phenotype and pedigree data. This is one of the biggest drivers behind changes in EPD over time. Our evaluation, software, hardware and even our data collection improves and thus our EPD can be made more predictive as well. Just like a calf that is born, the science of genetic evaluation continues to grow and evolve. Although outside the scope of this article, a good recent example of this would be the inclusion of DNA or genomic data into genetic evaluation. DNA technology has rapidly changed and enhanced our ability to calculate accurate genetic predictions and make better comparisons of potential seedstock. A lot of work goes on in the background before an EPD ever sees the light of day. From assessing the traits of interest and ensuring they are in fact economically important, to collecting good data sets on traits of interest, to examining the relevant biology and evaluating the data to determine the genetic components of a trait, running a model and comparing expected results with actual on the ground performance, an EPD is based on science and is the most powerful selection tool available in the context of a targeted breeding objective.

16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Thursday March 5, 2020 1p.m. at the Farm On Offer: 58 Yearling Bulls 16 Long Yearlings 6 Open Purebred Heifers

Catalog can be viewed on Bohrson.com

Pheasantdale Cattle Company Balcarres, SK Lee Stilborn (306)335-7553 CoraLee Stilborn (306)861-8596 Lionel & Pat Stilborn (306) 335-7708 pheasantdale@hotmail.com 13

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35th Annual Bull Sale Sample of the

2020

February 29, 2020 Black Yearlings

LFE 316G LFE 869F

Night Hawk x Warrior

LFE 360G

Cash x Riddler

Riddler x Black Advance

LFE 385G LFE 401G

LFE 413G

Global x Poker Face

Beast Mode x Punk

Beast Mode x Riddler LFE 353G LFE 321G

Beast Mode x Power Wagon

LFE 816F

Big Northern x Crush

Night Hawk x McDavid LFE 427G

LFE 828F

LFE 867F

Riddler x Dream On Beast Mode x Superior LFE 3180F

Triumph x Springsteen

Global x Beer Money

LFE 3219F

LFE 3141F

Beast Mode x Bundi

Beast Mode x Full Throttle

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Sample of the

2020

Red & Fullblood Yearlings

LFE 302G LFE 394G

LFE 390G

Stunner x Stubby

Stunner x Triumph

Amber Jack x Rochfort

LFE 362G LFE 350G

Westcott x Red Label

LFE 873F

Captain Scream x Bacardi

SBV 535G

Amber Jack x Vegas

LFE 409G

130 Simm. Yearlings 85 Simm. Extra Age 40 Angus Yearlings 40 Angus Extra Age

Amber Jack x Black Lakota

Breaking Curfew x Justified SBV 710F SBV 510G

SBV 705F

Exclusive x Landslide Inscription x Warrant

Hilton x Justified

Website: www.lewisfarms.ca Office Ph.: 780-962-5050 Kyle Lewis: 780-220-9188 kyle@lewisfarms.ca Ken Lewis: 780-818-3829 Fullblood Division: Mark Land & Cattle, Lenny Mark 780-842-7207 15 SC Feb 2020.indd 15

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SIMMENTAL BULL SALE - CHAPTER 2

TUESDAY FEB. 25, 2020 AT THE RANCH - VERMILION, AB - 30 two year olds & 10 yearlings -

W2 Lincoln 5F

Wheatland 680S x WFL Licious Lady (Blackedge)

W2 Everest 17F

KWA Mountain 18C x W2 656D (Red by Design)

W2 LAND & CATTLE

Kelly, Jenna, Marley, Cash, Jaycee & Merit Waltz Kelly’s cell 780-853-3834 Jenna’s cell 780-853-3873 Box 3739, Vermilion, AB T9X 2B7 kellywaltz@hotmail.com 16 SC Feb 2020.indd 16

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Colt Arnold

780-581-8328

Howard Arnold 780-787-2275

LeewoodRanch@Hotmail.com

LR 221G

LR 30G

LWR 27G

LR 217G

Leewood 4th Bull & Female Sale Kuzio Tuesday

&

Ranch

Farms

selling 70 bulls with heifers to follow

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Leewood Ranch Mannville AB

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• Available in the Datamars brand. • All personalized Simmental dangle tags will be blue with the Simmental S logo on the neck. The remainder of the tag can be personalized by the customer.

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SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS The Zimmers

BULL SALE

WEDNESDAY • MARCH 4, 2020 • 1:00 PM CAMROSE REGIONAL EXHIBITION • CAMROSE, AB

ZSL 107G

ZSL 168G

Sire: ZSL Sedona 77E

Sire: Skors High Roller 34C

ZSL 127G Sire: ZSL Calhan 8D

ZSL 166G Sire: Spring Creek Advance 38B

ZSL 147G Sire: ZSL Dempsey 80E

POLLED FULLBLOOD

ZSL 101G

Sire: ZSL Dempsey 80E

ZSL 92G Sire: MRL Sysco 14D

ZSL 64G Sire: MRL Sysco 14D

ZSL 39G Sire: ZSL Dempsey 80E

An impressive group of 60 Red, Black, and Traditional bulls will be on offer in Camrose on March 4, 2020 at the Camrose Regional Exhibition. Catalogue and video will be available in early February on our website.

SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS

Daysland, Alberta • ericzimmer18@gmail.com

Doug & Larene Zimmer: 780.679.8311 Eric & Cristin Zimmer: 780.678.6156

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Purchase Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) gift certificates for any amount to give at your bull sale. Great promotional tool for livestock buyers to purchase Simmental CCIA tags. CCIA Gift Certificates are customizable, practical, and easy to redeem.

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Polled Fullblood

IPU 35G

IPU 70G

IPU 147G

Lieutenant X Crosby

Chip X Bootlegger

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Elevation X Eclectic

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In 2020

th

40

Annual Spring Bull & Female Sale

Friday, March 6, 2020 1:00 p.m. at Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

IPU 85G

Elevation X Colossal

Lynlee & Hayley LaBatte & Boys

Box 72, Gladmar, SK S0C 1A0

306-815-7900

labatte.simm@sasktel.net IPU 141G

Solstice X Houston

IPU 13G

Priority X Lotto

IPU 43G

Denali X Lotto

Visit our website: www.labattesimmentals.com for our sale bull preview with videos

IPU 158G

Red Century X Red Force

IPU 41G

Chip X Sheriff

Guest Consignor: East Poplar Simmentals Kyron & Kelsey Manske, Coronach, SK 306-267-7530 east.poplar@hotmail.com www.eastpoplarsimmentals.com Sale Offering • 70 SIMMENTAL BEEF BULLS Reds, Blacks & Fullblood Fleckviehs • 15 OPEN HEIFERS Reds & Blacks View CATALOGUE online at: www.labattesimmentals.com www.johnstoneauction.ca www.transconlivestock.com

IPU 3G

Limitless X High Idle

IPU 71G

Structure X El Tigre

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IPU 120G

Lieutenant X El Tigre

IPU 121G

Avalanche X Uncle Jeffrey

IPU 58G

Red Zone X Sheriff

IPU 23G

Approval X Spark Plug

IPU 32G

Lieutenant X Vegas

IPU 81G

Code Red X Sheriff

Sales Consultants:

Jay Good: 403-556-5563 Darren Paget: 403-323-3985 Glenn Norton: 780-542-0634 Cody Haney: 403-559-8809

Wilf Davis - Douglas, MB 204-834-2479 Cell: 204-841-0211

Darnell Fornwald: 403-795-8030 Scott: 403-370-3010 Geoff: 306-731-7921 Daryl: 780-385-5561 Taylor Richards: 306-821-4169 Matt Criddle: 306-539-6934

IPU 95G

Marc Boisvert – St. Germain, QC 819-395-5502 Cell: 819-314-0367

Liner X Poker Face

Call or E-mail BARRY for Catalogues, up to date EPDs or any questions on the bulls & heifers

IPU 27G

Bentley X Liner

IPU 151G

Priority X Wallbanger

IPU 15G

Denali X Enticer

IPU 125G

Hammer X Dark Night

IPU 82G

Liner X Reload

IPU 123G

Priority X Poker Face 23

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David Haywood-Farmer CCA President

Look around at any industry meeting and there is a common theme among the participants: their age. Encouraging young people to pursue careers in the beef industry has been a priority for quite some time, yet it is still a challenge we face. Access to financing and affordable land to run profitable operations, lack of clear succession planning, and limited mentorship opportunities are all barriers that youth face in pursuing a career in beef production. Many of these issues are targeted in the new National Beef Strategy, however this is not a new challenge. In 2010, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) introduced the Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) program as one way to help provide tools for youth in the beef industry to succeed and through this initiative, many have done just that. CYL is the flagship mentorship program of the CCA designed to develop future leaders in Canada’s beef industry. Each year, beef enthusiasts between the ages of 18 to 35 are given the opportunity to apply to the program and 24 semifinalists are selected. The online application process opens in January and the deadline for eligible candidates to apply is in late March. Semi-finalists are invited to attend round table discussions at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference where 16 final candidates are selected. As of 2019, over 100 people have graduated from the program. Once selected the candidates are matched with a hand-selected expert in the mentee’s specific field of interest. Topics of interest can range from sustainable ranching to risk management, policy development research, and more. Once candidates are matched with their respective mentors the mentor/mentee journey begins. With the creation of an initial roadmap, the mentor and candidate set out the goals they wish to achieve during their time in the program. Candidates are given a yearly budget of $2,000 to fund their participation in numerous industry events and conventions, as well as travel to meet with their mentors if necessary. Through attendance of industry events, meetings with their mentors, and the completion of the Beef Advocacy Canada program, the candidates build upon their knowledge-base and become highly capable individuals to represent and lead the beef industry into the future. The program benefits both parties involved by exposing a young person to elements of a potential career choice, and at the same time, being an extremely rewarding experience for the mentor. The CYL program highlights the best and brightest of the industry, so it is no wonder that many have gone on to pursue successful careers not just in primary production, but as staff and elected officials in various industry organizations,

including CCA. Stacey Domolewski, 2014 CYL graduate, is now the Science and Innovation Coordinator for the Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC), while another graduate from that year, Ellen Crane, works as BCRC’s Extension Coordinator. On the provincial level, 2016 graduate Jesse Williams is an Alberta Beef Producers delegate in Zone 4, 2014 graduate Jaclyn Horenberg and 2015 graduate Bethany Storey both work for Beef Farmers of Ontario and 2018 graduate Amy Higgins works for the Maritime Beef Council. In fact, it is a recent CYL graduate that now helps new CYL’s get the most out of their mentorship experience. At the beginning of January, we welcomed Jessica Giles, who participated in the 2018 CYL program, as the new Youth Leadership Coordinator here at CCA. Jessica comes from a mixed grain and cattle operation near High River, Alberta and was mentored by Agriculture and Rodeo Reporter and Broadcaster from Red Deer, Alberta, Dianne Finstad. Focusing on writing, public speaking, and networking opportunities; Dianne was able to expand Jessica’s network in agriculture communications, as well as equipping her with skills to tell the story of Canada’s beef industry through her previous role as an agriculture journalist. The travel budget for participants also allowed Jessica to take in events like the Alberta Farm Writers Tour and the CCA Annual General Meeting in Ottawa. After what she describes as a memorable year of growth, Jessica is looking forward to helping like-minded young people excel through the mentorship program and advance their chosen path in the beef industry. We are fortunate to see these talented young people flourish in industry leadership roles. Funding for the CYL program is made available through its Foundation Partners: Cargill, MNP and McDonald’s Canada. The program also receives support from Gold Sponsors Farm Credit Canada and New Holland and program sponsorship from the Alberta Cattle Feeders Association. We at CCA and the program participants are extremely grateful for the support received by these generous partners. The applications for the 2020 CYL program year are now open at www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com and closes April 1. I highly encourage any young readers interested in advancing their beef industry careers to apply and wish all the applicants the best of luck. Until Next Time, David Haywood-Farmer

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26th Annual Bull Sale Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the ranch, Carievale, SK

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160 Bulls Sell • All bulls born, bred and developed right here at MRL • Large sire groups 1/2 and 3/4 brothers Pens full of uniform bulls in every category • Sight Unseen Buyer’s Program (Can’t make it sale day, give us a call.  Almost 25% of our bulls sell SUS. Many repeat customers year after year.) • Semen evaluated and guaranteed • Free Delivery in Western Canada Cost sharing to the East (Our trailer is most likely going right past your gate.) • Sound rugged Bulls developed on a high roughage ration (Born, bred and fed to work and stay working) • Extra Age Bulls ready to cover some ground. 45 May/June coming two year olds and January/February born yearlings

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17thAnnual Bull Sale Monday March 9th, 2020

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Offering 90 Simmental & SimAngus Yearling Bulls

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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

Improper Cervical Dilation at Calving

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ne of the hardest calving dilemmas you face as producers or we face as veterinarians is improper cervical dilation. When going through the stages of labor before expulsion of the fetus the cervix relaxes, softens and opens up essentially as wide as the vagina to allow the fetus to enter the vaginal vault. When this does not happen normally or is delayed the health of the fetus and dam may be in jeopardy. When you as producers examine a cow you think is in labor and find a closed or partially open cervix what should you do? If one were to examine a close to term pregnancy the cervix is to the front of the vagina and the opening is normally about one to two fingers and resembles sticking your finger in a doughnut. So when a cow is straining somewhat and you do a vaginal exam and find this what is your next step? First off I hope you have fully cleaned the cows back end used OB sleeves and an approved lubricant. The very act of examining her may initiate a small degree of straining that may look like she’s calving so be gentle. This may or may not be true as she could be prolapsing her vagina and that was the reason for concern. What I do in these situations is if you think a cow is calving and find a closed cervix reexamining her a couple hours later and finding the cervical opening has increased tells you that calving is progressing. If no change do we have a false alarm or is there a problem? That is sometimes the million-dollar question. Some vets may have you leave the cow for more time and some may perform a caesarian section. Other issues involve a calving cow and when checked the cervix is only open enough to get the front two legs through for instance. This is not common but will require different interventions depending on how progress is made. Generally in a normal calving when we get to the expulsion of the fetus the cervix is normally right out of the way. When it isn’t we have an abnormal finding and a dystocia. We first as veterinarians try and dilate the cervix more manually to facilitate delivery. If the nose and head can be partially delivered a slight amount of traction may help dilate the cervix fully. This is where one has to be really careful as too much traction is both stressful on the calf and the cervix may rip causing excessive bleeding and possibly be fatal to the cow. If no progress is made a caesarian section is performed to get a live calf, saving the cow but the cow should be marked for shipping the next year. Usually the fetal membranes can be passed through a partially opened cervix.

Some of these cows with a partially opened cervix at calving may have had a difficult calving the year before damage was caused to the cervix and as a result caused improper dilation the year following. There is a condition in sheep called “ring womb” that is essentially improper dilation of the cervix. Even though lots of room in the pelvis and vaginal opening c-sections are the only solution for a cervix that wont dilate. As mentioned a forced extraction through a partially open cervix both the cows and calf’s life are in jeopardy so a c-section is a win-win most times. You can usually tell the cervix’s that will open with just some manual dilation. They are soft and supple and you make progress after ten or fifteen minutes getting them to open more. The hard fibrous feeling the cervix no amount of time will get them to open up so jumping to a c-section hopefully will be in time. There are a couple other instances when a partially closed cervix will be encountered. Your veterinarian after correcting a torsed uterus will then encounter a partially closed cervix . Because of the twist the cervix cannot fully dilate but upon correction the cervix can generally be dilated by hand. There is the tendency to let them dilate on his or her own but I have done that and we ran out of time resulting in a stillborn calf. Now I proceed to dilate the cervix manually to facilitate extraction. These are generally soft and supple cervixes so dilate easily in my experience. The other condition is a delayed calving resulting in death and an emphysematous fetus. This could be because of a malpresentation such as a breech birth where the cervix is opened straining does not ensue times runs out the calf dies bloats up and straining ensues. Often the cervix can start to close up much as happens after a normal calving. These may require fetotomies, partial fetotomies, or midline c-sections in order to salvage the cow. Although infrequently encountered partial cervical dilation does require serious intervention by either yourself or your veterinarian depending on your experience level. Recognizing them is the first step. If you think a cow is in labor and no progress is being made don’t hesitate to do a vaginal exam, as improper cervical dilation may be a cause. Recognizing it early, having you or your veterinarian providing intervention may still provide you with a favorable outcome (alive cow and calf). Have a great calving season everyone.

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Join us for our 4 Breed Spring Bull Sale March 12, 2020 D e l B o n ita , a l B e r ta Featuring 145 Bulls • 30 Simmental and Simmental X Bulls : 15 Coming 2 yr olds & 15 2019 calves • 30 Hereford/ Hereford plus calves: 25 coming 2 year olds & 5 calves • 50 Charolais Bulls: 25 coming 2 yr olds & 25 2019 calves • 35 Angus bulls (including F-1 bulls): 30 coming 2 yr olds & 10 2019 bull calves Also featuring: 75 Open Breeding Heifers 20 Bred Heifers (Due Mar 20-May 5) • 5 Red, 5 RWF, 10 BWF • 15 BWF Simmental X Angus & Hereford • 15 RWF Simmental X Hereford • 10 Angus • 35 Hereford

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March 12, 2020 1:00 pm Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK

70 Red & Black Simmental, Black Angus & Sim/Angus bulls It’s more than just a bull purchase at the

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40th Anniversary

Looking Back

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The Young Met With Resounding Success

NTHUSIAM was the key to the organizational meeting of the “YOUNG CANADIAN SIMMENTALERS” held in Calgary, Alberta on December 13th and 14th, 1980. Selected representatives from across Canada had been asked to attend and bring their ideas for a youth group to work directly with the provincial Simmental associations under the umbrella of the Canadian Simmental Association. The C.S.A. Youth Committee has previously discussed a number of proposals concerning a junior or youth organization and the meeting represented the culmination of its efforts. The Canadian Simmental Association Board of Directors had received indications that interest was high among junior members, and the Board was ready to recommend and support a youth association. The meeting would decide whether the young people wanted an organization of their own and would be willing to put a lot of hard work into starting and maintaining a viable association. THE ANSWER WAS A RESOUNDING YES!! A lunch on Saturday, December 13th gave the group a chance to get acquainted then everyone moved to Highfield Stock Farms at Okotoks for a quick tour of the impressive facilities. Following the tour, the group settled down to the serious business of discussing the proposed Youth Organization. First on the agenda were the questions; “Do the young Simmental breeders want a youth organization?” and “What do you think the purpose of such a group should be?” The youth representatives had no problem with the first question – a unanimous “Yes”, but there were a variety of responses regarding the group’s purpose. The show ring seemed to be the initial choice by the majority, but as the meeting progressed an abundance of other ideas surfaced. After things slowed down a bit, Earl Ballard, Youth Committee Chairman, and Alex Mills, Youth Co-Ordinator, were asked to tell the meeting what the C.S.A. Board of Directors had in mind as goals for a junior association. Earl felt these goals included some promotions by way of showring, but the main intent was to encourage future members of the C.S.A. and to train youth to become potential Directors of both the national and provincial Simmental Association. Alex felt such a group should go beyond the 4-H level with a view to an apprenticeship program with members learning management, etc. while building up herds of their own for equity or for sale or to use as a foundation herd. These

suggestions resulted in a further landslide of ideas for the potential junior groups Youth representatives stressed that they did not want “just another club or junior association”. Definite projects and specific programs which would result in longlasting benefits to the individuals and the breed should be the priorities. They also felt that their time in such organization should be used to the best advantage with obvious results. Another idea concerned promoting Simmental cattle as a second enterprise for a young farmer involved in the family farm – instead of buying another piece of expensive land, build up a good herd on available land already owned. Young people usually relate better to other young people, and the representatives present felt this was one field where the Young Canadian Simmentalers could work with the commercial cattleman and their families. Highfield generously provided an excellent supper, after which discussion continued. The youth representatives were then taken back to the hotel where they held a meeting of their own to decide on concrete proposals for the general meeting to be held the next day. The meeting reconvened Sunday, December 14th at 9:05 a.m. at the Canadian Simmental Association Boardroom, where the Youth Committee listened with amazement to the well-constructed proposals by the youth. They had certainly done their homework and deserved top marks for their efforts! Items passed by the meeting included: Age of members: Age limits to be 25 and under with the subject matter recommended for people 15 years of age and over, with provision that the person is not over 25 by January 1st of the calendar year. Objective: To bring young Simmental enthusiasts into a program which will help them attain knowledge and friendship in the cattle business, and to become viable members in the Canadian Simmental Association.

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Proposed Projects: 1. Bred yearling heifer class at 1981 Agribition, open to all person 25 years of age and under, to be designated as a Young Canadian Simmentaler class, PROVIDED the Agribition Committee will allow such a class to be included in the program. 2. Competition in open shows in areas where there are not many potential Y.C.S. members, and if numbers permit, separate classes for potential Y.C.S. members providing the various fair and show boards agree. 3. Seminars and clinics on such topics as: • Nutrition • Herd Management • Herd & Farm Management • Financing • Herd Health Care • Judging • Fitting • Marketing & Advertising • Genetics 4. Tours of established farming operations raising both purebred and commercial herds, A.I. studs, etc. 5. Work Placement Programs – Y.C.S. would provide a list in each province of juniors who would like to work at a production sale, show, etc., but don’t have the connections to get involved any other way. There would also be a list of people who would be interested in hiring or working with the young people. 6. Youth Incentive Program – Y.C.S. asked that the Canadian Simmental Association sponsor a Youth Incentive Program which would consist of a number of financial awards, and could be applied for in the same manner as a bank loan, and which could be given on the basis of participation in the programs 7. Herdbuilding Scheme – Recognizing that a number of people are not interested in showing cattle, a Herdbuilding Scheme would complement a Herd Production and Management program. This could be geared to the commercial cow/calf operator but would also apply to purebred breeders. Membership Fee: $25.00 for any Y.C.S. member to be paid upon joining, and to be applied against a life membership when the member reaches the age of 25 years, or sooner if her or she decides to take out a life membership in the Canadian Simmental Association prior to attaining the age of 25 years. Organization: To start on a provincial level with the financial and moral support of the Canadian Simmental Association and the provincial associations, with the C.S.A providing a guideline and handbook as a common base for the Y.C.S. members across Canada. Members present agreed to act as “contact” persons to help start the provincial associations, and to work with Alex Mills in presenting the proposals to the existing provincial associations. Members present stressed they felt it was vital to the Y.C.S. to work closely with the Executives, Directors, and memberships of the Canadian and provincial Simmental associations. Interest was also expressed in working at various shows and sales and assisting with the marshalling of cattle, promoting Simmental cattle on local levels and with aspects of the cattle business. Another area of great concern to young Simmentalers was the difficulty they have in purchasing top-quality animals at prices they

can afford. Various methods of circumventing this problem were put forward, including leasing a top heifer from an established breeder, partnerships with breeders and purchasing on a time payment plan, all of which require the backing of C.S.A. members to succeed. A highlight of the morning meeting was a letter presented to the Chairman, Earl Ballard by Ted Pritchett, the Editor of Simmental Country. In part his letter stated “Recognizing the importance of youth in the future of our country and the Simmental business. I am pleased to offer tow $1000.00 Breeders Program.” Details were to be arranged at a later date, but the scholarships to be used “to further a young breeders practical experience or practical education”. Simmental Country will also provide summer employment for young people interested in learning more about the publication business, and will co-operate with the Junior Program to promote its activities by running news releases as well as ads promoting members and their activities. Mr. Ballard thanked Ted Pritchett and Simmental Country for this very generous gesture and the participants in the meeting also expressed their appreciation. The Meeting was successful because of the active, enthusiastic involvement of young people. Their participation will ensure the future of the Simmental breed and add new depth to the programs of the Canadian and provincial Simmental associations. If you are interested in joining the Young Canadian Simmentalers or know someone who is, contact anyone of the following persons: British Columbia Barry Gilbert 10120 – Sidaway Rd. Richmond, BC V6W 1C3 (Ph. 604-277-13887) Alberta: Darrell Rothlisberger c/o Highfield Stock Farms Box 1080, Okotoks, AB T0L 1T0 (Ph. 403-652-3289 Bruce Bieber Box 4721, Olds, AB T0M 1P0 (Ph, 403-556-7843) Deanne Groeneveld c/o Highwood Land & Cattle Co. Ltd. R.R. #3, High River, AB T0L 1B0 (Ph. 403-938-7843)

Saskatchewan Rick McIntrye Whitewood, SK S0G 5C0 (Ph. 306-735-2792) Ken Alexander Box 388, Eastend, SK S0N 0T0 (Ph. 306-295-4106) Manitoba: Blair McRae R.R. #1, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y1 (Ph. 204-728-3058) Ontario: Lynda Bere R.R. #1, Arva, ON N0M 1C0 (Ph. 519-461-0597)

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CBBC News Release

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For more information, contact: Michael Latimer, Executive Director, Canadian Beef Breeds Council mlatimer@beefbreeds.ca | (cell) 403-861-7772

ongratulations to the exhibitors on a successful show season again this year. There were a lot of positive comments from our international visitors about the quality of cattle across all breeds. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of cattle breeders who persevered through a difficult year of unpredictable Canadian weather. Even as data and information increasingly drives our cattle selection, the importance of exhibiting your cattle will remain an important part of our industry for the foreseeable future. Livestock exhibitions are still where the business of the industry gets done. People want to see the cattle and they want to be able to interact with other cattlemen in person and there is no better place to do that then at a cattle show. It also helps bridge the urban and rural divide as tens of thousands of students and spectators visit agricultural fairs to experience where their food comes from. This will become increasingly important over the next few years as we face changing consumer preferences where they are not as connected to agriculture as the generation before them. At Agribition, CBBC was invited to join an industry roundtable discussion with Canadian Minister of Agriculture Agri-Food, Marie-Claude Bibeau, as the representative organization for the Canadian purebred beef cattle and genetics sector. Prior to the meeting, the Minister had the opportunity to walk the barns and meet with cattle producers from across Canada and see first-hand the quality of our beef genetics. The Minister seemed very impressed by both the people and the cattle which made for a productive and engaging discussion. Key topics were

on ensuring that the AgriMarketing program is fully funded so we can continue to promote Canadian genetics internationally and host international guests in Canada. We also want to ensure that reopening markets, such as China, for genetics is a top priority for the government. It was also described to the Minister that we have the most efficient and productive beef herd anywhere in the world, yet we know that we can do even better. We can accomplish it with support from government and collaboration across the industry. The new Canada’s National Beef Strategy 2020-2024 was released in October. This is a collaborative effort from the national and provincial beef cattle organizations including the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. This strategy impacts producers and is the guiding document for the industry for the next five years. Of particular interest to seedstock producers are the sections on genetic improvement and on market access. The Canadian Beef Innovation Network is a collaborative effort driven by the breed associations, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and CBBC and is a key component of the National Beef Strategy. The goal is to redefine how genetic improvement is utilized and conducted across the production chain from seedstock producers and commercial cow/calf through to the packing sector and consumers. It is an ambitious initiative but necessary to ensure our cattle utilize new technology to meet expectations for the consumer of the future, not the consumer of the past. More information is available at www.beefstrategy.com.

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Three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Positions Open in July 2020 *Nominations for election must be received at the CSA by March 27, 2020 A total of three CSA Director positions will be open in three regions as follows: • Saskatchewan (one seat): Lee McMillen (serving second term, not eligible for re-election) • Manitoba (one seat): Blair McRae (serving second term, not eligible for re-election) • Provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland-Labrador (one seat): Frank Robblee (eligible for re-election) Election Timeline *March 27, 2020: Nominations for election of Directors shall be received by the CSA one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). April 26, 2020: Ballots shall be mailed to eligible CSA Members by regular mail at least ninety (90) days prior to the AGM. May 26, 2020: Members must return their completed ballot to the CSA by mail postmarked at least sixty (60) days prior to the AGM. June 10, 2019: The valid ballots received from Voting Members shall be opened and counted forty-five (45) days prior. July 25, 2020: Newly elected Directors will assume their responsibilities immediately following the CSA Annual General Meeting. Eligibility To be nominated for election and elected on the CSA Board as a Director, the nominee shall: a) be an individual; b) be a resident of the region for which the Director is being nominated to represent; c) be an Active Member in good standing or a representative of an Active Member in good standing; d) be 18 years of age or older; e) not be an employee or contractor of the CSA; and f) be a Canadian citizen. Nominations Nominations for any election of Director shall be: a) be received by the Association no later than one hundred and twenty (120) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. b) Each nominee will be required to provide for enclosure with the ballot a brief factual statement of her/his service and qualifications. Making, Amending and Repealing By-Laws 1. The By-laws of the Association may be made, amended or repealed by special resolution of the Voting Members by mail-in ballot. 2. Notice of all proposed amendments by a Member shall be given to the General Manager in writing one hundred and twenty (120) days in advance of a General Meeting and they shall be included in the mail-in ballot package; otherwise they shall have no power to deal with same.

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Nomination Form for Election to the Canadian Simmental Association Board of Directors Members interested in running for election must file notice of their intent with the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) no later than 120 days prior to the scheduled date of the CSA Annual General Meeting. The completed nomination form may be mailed to the CSA office at #13, 4101 – 19 St NE, Calgary, Alberta, T2E 7C4, or returned by email to bjudd@simmental.com, or faxed to 403-250-5121. In order for this submission to be valid, the candidate must sign and date this form, initial all declarations and include a nominator signature and a candidate statement. This document may be completed in handwritten or electronic form. CANDIDATE INFORMATION Name: ___________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City/Town: _______________________________Postal Code: __________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________Email Address:_______________________ CSA Member Number _____________________ CANDIDATE SUPPORT Each candidate must be nominated by an active member of the Canadian Simmental Association who is not a CSA employee. Regarding the nomination for election/re-election to the Board of Directors: ________________________________________________ (Candidate Name) I, the undersigned, nominate the above-named candidate for election/re-election to the Board of Directors: Supports’ Name (Print)__________________________CSA Member Number:___________ Signature:_____________________________________ Date:________________________ Provincial Association Endorsement ______________________________________________ Signature of Provincial President or Secretary_______________________________________ CANDIDATE DECLARATIONS Please initial the declarations below: ____________ I am being nominated for election/re-election to the Board of Directors. I hereby accept such nomination. ____________ I acknowledge that the information I have provided is true and factual. ____________ I accept that, should I be elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Simmental Association, I will carry out the duties of the said office to the best of my abilities for the term I am elected and will abide by the CSA Director guidelines. To be nominated for election and elected or appointed to a position on the Board as a Director, the nominee or appointee shall: be an individual; (a) be a resident of the region for which the Director is being elected to represent; (b) (c) be an Active Member in good standing or a representative of an Active Member in good standing; (d) be 18 years of age or older, with power under law to contract; not be an employee or contractor of the Association; and (e) (f) be a Canadian citizen. I acknowledge having reviewed the qualifications listed above, as set out in the By-laws of the CanadianSimmental Association and hereby confirm that I know of no fact or circumstance that would render me ineligible to serve as a director of the Canadian Simmental Association. Candidate Signature:_________________________Date:_______________________ CANDIDATE STATEMENT (up to 500 words)

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Prévoyez vos demandes d’enregistrement selon les délais requis!

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’écris cet article au début de janvier, au moment où on amorce une nouvelle décennie. Nous sommes rendus au milieu d’une foule d’activités hivernales, alors que les ventes de femelles sont terminées et que les éleveurs de race pure s’affairent activement avec leurs vêlages. En plus de s’occuper des veaux nouvellement nés, on doit faire le train habituel et, pour les éleveurs concernés, ils doivent déjà se préparer à vendre leurs taureaux à l’encan. Pour ceux-là, on a réservé depuis quelques mois un encanteur, un gérant de vente ou un consultant, des pointeurs durant l’encan, de même qu’un local d’encan si on effectue la vente en-dehors de la ferme. On s’affaire à tondre les taureaux, à les photographier si la température est clémente afin qu’ils paraissent à leur mieux, puis on transmet ces photos et les informations aux graphistes préparant les catalogues qui seront postés avant la date de la vente. Plusieurs d’entre vous pourront également produire des vidéos afin d’offrir encore davantage d’informations aux acheteurs potentiels en vue de cette importante journée. On constate donc que la période précédente aux ventes de taureaux est très occupée, avec une panoplie d’activités requises avant la tenue de la journée la plus payante de l’année pour plusieurs éleveurs Simmental. Cette période est également un des temps les plus occupés de l’année pour les associations de race, y compris pour la race Simmental. L’Association Simmental du Canada (ASC) est responsable des services liés à l’enregistrement des bovins Simmental au Canada. Avec cette responsabilité, on a ainsi l’obligation de s’assurer de l’intégrité et de l’exactitude des informations généalogiques complètes de tous les sujets pour lesquels on émet un certificat d’enregistrement. Le processus d’enregistrement est encadré par les statuts et règlements de l’ASC, lesquels sont approuvés par Agriculture et Agro-alimentaire Canada, et ils exigent que tout animal dont on fait la promotion ou la vente à titre de bovin Simmental doit être effectivement enregistré au livre généalogique de l’ASC. Précisons que les sujets identifiés par exemple “demande d’enregistrement en cours » ou bien « en attente du certificat d’enregistrement » ne sont donc pas encore enregistrés par l’Association Simmental du Canada et ne possèdent pas de numéro d’enregistrement. Heureusement, la plupart des taureaux vendus dans des ventes à titre de sujets Simmental possède bel et bien un numéro d’enregistrement. Toutefois, à chaque année, on rencontre des situations où ce n’est pas totalement vrai et, très souvent, il s’agit de cas pour lesquels l’ASC est en attente de recevoir du laboratoire la confirmation de la parenté. Cette situation survient généralement parce que l’éleveur n’a pas débuté suffisamment tôt le processus d’enregistrement et d’analyse de laboratoire. La plupart des associations de race de bovins de boucherie

du Canada font affaire avec le laboratoire NEOGEN situé à Edmonton en Alberta. Avant la période des ventes de taureaux, ce laboratoire effectue beaucoup de travail, et ils se font un devoir de compléter tout le processus de testage le plus rapidement possible. En réalité, pour compléter le processus de testage de vos échantillons, le laboratoire a besoin d’une période d’un mois afin de compléter le tout. Par conséquent, vous devez prévoir le délai requis de transmission de votre échantillon jusqu’au laboratoire, puis vous devez y ajouter environ vingt jours ouvrables. Bien qu’on ait transmis ce message plusieurs fois aux membres de l’ASC, nous recevons toujours des demandes faites à la dernière minute pour une analyse urgente, ce qui est un service que l’ASC ne peut tout simplement pas offrir. Toutes les analyses doivent être demandées par l’intermédiaire du bureau de l’ASC. La facturation de ces services dans votre compte est effectuée par notre personnel, et ceux-ci sont disponibles pour répondre à toutes vos questions. Toutefois, vous devez communiquer avec le bureau de l’ASC afin d’obtenir vos trousses de testage, APRÈS que vous ayez en mains les informations sur les sujets à être testés. En ayant ainsi en mains toutes les informations avant de communiquer avec le bureau pour obtenir votre trousse de testage, vous ferez en sorte que le processus se déroule plus facilement. On ne promet pas de traitement plus rapide ou encore la priorité à aucun membre, car tout le monde voudrait que le travail ait été fait hier. Au cours du processus de vérification de la parenté ou du père d’un sujet, il arrive occasionnellement qu’on identifie un animal pouvant être issu d’un père différent que celui déclaré, ou bien provenant d’une autre mère que celle déclarée. Le laboratoire constitue le dernier juge quant à la validation des ancêtres d’un animal et, dans tous les cas où les veaux sont nés suite à une transplantation embryonnaire (TE), nous devons absolument avoir reçu la parenté vérifiée avant de procéder à l’enregistrement des animaux. On ne retrouve pas une incidence d’erreur plus élevée chez la race Simmental comparativement aux autres races, et on doit en être tous fier. Le personnel du bureau de l’ASC, ainsi que le personnel du laboratoire NEOGEN, jouent un rôle très important afin qu’on vous fournisse et à vos clients les informations les plus précises possibles. Tout comme vous vous occupez des autres préparatifs pour votre vente, si vous travaillez vos dossiers d’enregistrement suffisamment à l’avance, vous ferez en sorte que tout le monde pourra effectuer son travail correctement, tout en vous donnant une marge pour faire face aux imprévus. Tout le succès possible avec vos ventes de taureaux!

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16th Annual

37 years of raising quality Simmentals

KULYK SIMMENTALS

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March 28, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Northern Livestock Sales Lloydminster SK

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RUK 3G Thank you to 2019 Buyers! Check our website for sale offering & catalogue:

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Selling

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Amelioration de la Race

Par Sean McGrath Coordonnateur des programmes d’amélioration de la race, Association Simmental du Canada

D’où proviennent les ÉPD – De la production à la création d’un ÉPD

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lusieurs producteurs bovins croient à tort que les ÉPD sont tirés des airs ou bien qu’ils soient le résultat d’informations imaginaires. En réalité, cela ne peut pas être plus loin de la vérité. Dans cet article, nous allons tenter d’expliquer (et dans certains cas, avec une grande simplification) comment les ÉPD sont obtenus. En ayant une compréhension des principes de base du développement et de la science employée pour obtenir les ÉPD, cela devrait nous aider à mieux comprendre comment ils fonctionnent et, en fait, qu’ils fonctionnent vraiment. Avec une telle compréhension, cela nous démontrera également pourquoi il est très important de transmettre des données de la plus haute qualité possible lors de la prise de données. Les phases de conception d’un ÉPD tournent autour du concept des Caractères d’Importance Économique (CIE). Un CIE correspond à un caractère ayant un impact direct sur la rentabilité et, dans notre situation, il s’agit de la production bovine. Cela veut dire que l’ÉPD devrait exprimer les différences génétiques pour les divers caractères, lesquelles ont chacune un impact direct soit sur les coûts ou sur les revenus. Par exemple, si on vend nos veaux au sevrage selon leur poids en livres, le poids au sevrage représente donc un CIE, car il nous permet de générer plus de revenus. Il y a des ÉPD pour des caractères qui ne sont pas considérés comme étant des CIE et, en général, on désigne ces caractères comme étant des indicateurs. Ceux-là sont souvent des reliquats historiques, car on possédait les données pour les calculer avant d’avoir la technologie disponible pour calculer un CIE. Le poids à la naissance enest un bon exemple. La technologie requise pour calculer les différences génétiques au niveau des poids à la naissance existait avant celle qu’on utilise pour calculer ce qui en fait nous engendre des coûts (soit la facilité de vêlage). Ou, dans d’autres cas, on les utilise car ils sont plus faciles à mesurer que les caractères qui sont effectivement des CIE. Par exemple, c’est plus facile de mesurer le poids à maturité d’une vache que son ingestion alimentaire aux pâturages. Les décisions concernant les ÉPD à considérer sont habituellement prises par une collaboration entre les chercheurs et les producteurs (avec l’implication des associations de race en tant qu’intermédiaires). Par exemple, les producteurs pourraient préciser qu’ils sont intéressés, ou qu’ils désirent que du travail soit effectué par rapport aux caractères liés aux carcasses de leurs bovins, en vue de mieux servir leur clientèle. L’association pourrait alors les aider avec le processus de cueillette de données, en accumulant toutes les données prises sur les carcasses et les mesures prises par ultrasons, et en travaillant avec les chercheurs afin de développer et de diffuser des ÉPD sur les caractères liés aux carcasses tels que le persillage ou bien la surface du muscle d’œil-de-longe. La cueillette des données n’est en réalité que lapremière étape. Un autre exemple bien actuel pourrait être le travail effectué par le centre IGS visant à recueillir les cotes mesurées par les éleveurs sur les pieds et membres de leurs bovins. Deuxièmement, les chercheurs et les producteurs peuvent identifier des caractères importants à considérer, et qui seraient plus difficiles à mesurer ou qui seraient de nouveaux caractères. Dans de tels cas, on bâtirait alors des bases de données dans des troupeaux de recherche tels que dans les universités, les stations de recherche ou chez des troupeaux collaborateurs. Un bon exemple de cette possibilité serait probablement tout le travail effectué sur le « PAP », lequel constitue une cote de résistance des bovins à la maladie des hauteurs (dans les montagnes).

Une fois qu’on a établi une base de données sur un caractère d’intérêt, les chercheurs se mettent alors au travail en tenant compte des données disponibles et de ce qu’elles veulent dire. Cela est bien entendu déterminé au niveau biologique et cette compréhension du fonctionnementdes processus naturels,de même que de leur forme d’expression, nous aidera avec notre prise de décision au niveau de la sélection. Le poids au sevrage exprimé en différence de poids relative entre des descendants peut en être un exemple simple. Je simplifie beaucoup ici, peu importe les nouvelles analyses en jeu touchant notre compréhension d’un caractère et de son expression, et grâce à notre compréhension de ce que veulent dire les données, cela nous renseigne alors sur la génétique reliée à ce caractère. Vous pouvez avoir vu les termes comme “estimé de la variance des composantes » ou encore « estimés de l’héritabilité ». Ceux-ci sont fondamentalement des termes scientifiques nous permettant de mieux comprendre les données et leur vitesse de distribution au sein d’une population. Je vais employer un exemple très simplifié touchant l’héritabilité et permettant d’illustrer ce dernier point. On peut dire que l’héritabilité est une manière de comprendre le niveau de variation des phénotypes pour un caractère donné, et qu’elle est le résultat des diverses génétiques observées pour un caractère. Au niveau des caractères possédant une héritabilité élevée, chaque donnée phénotypique enregistrée contient une foule d’informations touchant les génétiques impliquées. Les caractères ayant une faible héritabilité sont généralement influencés davantage par des effets de l’environnement, et chaque donnée phénotypique contient ainsi moins d’information génétique. L’héritabilité est calculée à partir de données. Encore ici, en employant une simplification extrême, on considère les différences réelles et espérées dans les données afin de calculer l’héritabilité. Le calcul de l`héritabilité est beaucoup plus complexe que ce qui est démontré ci-après mais cet exemple simplifié du calcul de la valeur d’héritabilité réalisé du poids à la naissance pourra, je l’espère, allumer certaines lumières chez vous quant au processus en cause. Supposons qu’on a une population d’animaux avec un poids moyen à la naissance de 80 livres, et que nous ayons sélectionné des parents de cette population ayant un poids moyen à la naissance de 70 livres. On pourrait espérer que les descendants de ces parents auraient un poids moyen de 70 livres, ou encore avec 10 livres de moins que la moyenne, si le poids à la naissance était influencé à 100 % par des facteurs génétiques. Supposons que le poids à la naissance moyen des descendants dans nos données est en fait de 77 livres. La variation espérée devait être 10 livres en moins, toutefois la différence réalisée était uniquement de 3 livres. L’héritabilité réalisée est ainsi la différence entre la population originale et la descendance des parents sélectionnés, divisée par la différence entre la moyenne de la population originale et la moyenne des parents sélectionnés.

Héritabilité Réalisée = PN moyen – PN réel = 80 – 77 = 3 = 0.30 PN moyen – PN espéré = 80 – 70 = 10 Encore là, voici un exemple très simplifié et qui ne vous fournit pas toutes les étapes du processus effectuées en arrière scène, toutefois il devrait vous donner une idée générale concernant quelques-uns des calculs requis pour calculer la contribution génétique d’un caractère et ensuite développer des ÉPD. Quand on répète un tel exercice à plus grande échelle (plusieurs milliers de données), et avec des données éditées, on peut ainsi obtenir une très bonne idée à savoir quelle portion des différences observées

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peut être expliquée par la composante de la génétique additive. Il s’agit en fait de ce qu’on mentionnait plus haut au sujet des « composantes de la variance ». Il existe également des corrélations entre certaines données et elles sont inscrites au niveau biologique. Les corrélations ne “causent” pas un résultat génétique donné, mais elles nous permettent d’utiliser des données sur d’autres caractères associés afin d’améliorer notre aptitude à faire des prédictions. Un des meilleurs exemples est le poids à la naissance et la facilité de vêlage. Des poids à la naissance plus élevés sont associés avec davantage de naissances difficiles, toutefois ils ne sont pas la seule cause des vêlages plus difficiles. La forme du veau et l’environnement maternel jouent également des rôles importants. Tous ces caractères sont “associés” avec la facilité de vêlage. Avec l’utilisation d’informations concernant le poids à la naissance et les cotes de difficulté au vêlage, nous pouvons ainsi faire un meilleur travail d’estimation du potentiel génétique pour la facilité de vêlage. Une fois qu’on connait les facteurs biologiques et que les calculs soient faits, on peut alors calculer un ÉPD. Il s’agit en fait d’un processus de base par lequel on définira les groupes contemporains, puis on examinera comment les types génétiques des animaux se comporteront entre les divers groupes soumis aux mêmes conditions de régie et d’environnement, et tout en appliquant nos nouvelles composantes de la variance aux données. Au niveau du processus de développement des ÉPD, cela implique en partie de prendre les modèles développés initialement et les ÉPD estimés chez les bovins, pour ensuite les comparer avec les données réelles de performance chez les bovins (données recueillies), afin de valider si les prédictions se concrétisent effectivement au niveau des résultats espérés. La démarche inclut également l’épreuve ultime où les résultats des essais sont transmis aux éleveurs pour voir si ceux-ci correspondent à ce qu’ils constatent sur le terrain. On soumet également les ÉPD à d’autres partenaires de l’industrie et à la communauté scientifique afin qu’Ils

scrutent attentivement les résultats et qu’ils soumettent leurs questions. En règle générale, ce processus implique qu’on fasse plusieurs itérations, et on peut même être obligé de réanalyser les étapes antérieures effectuées sur lesdonnées et pour les caractères considérés. Bien que j’aie utilisé consciemment des exemples très simplifiés, cela était en partie pour mieux illustrer le fait que nos connaissances scientifiques s’améliorent et que nous acquérons une meilleure connaissance du fonctionnement d’une vache et de son interaction avec son environnement.Nous sommes alors capables de recueillir davantage d’informations génétiques à partir des divers phénotypes et des données généalogiques.Voici pourquoi les ÉPD sont amenés à changer au fil du temps. On améliore notre évaluation, nos logiciels, nos ordinateurs de même que notre cueillette des données et, par conséquent, les prédictions de nos ÉPD deviennent plus fiables. Tout comme un veau qui est né, la science derrière l’évaluation génétique continue d’évoluer et de s’améliorer. Même si cela ne fait pas partie de cet article, l’inclusion des données génomiques et sur l’ADN dans les évaluations constitue un bon exemple du progrès effectué. La technologie d’analyse de l’ADN progresse rapidement et cela vient améliorer notre capacité à calculer des prédictions génétiques encore plus précises et à pouvoir faire de meilleures comparaisons entre des sujets de race. Beaucoup de travail est effectué dans l’ombre avant qu’un ÉPD puisse voir le jour. Qu’il s’agisse de la détermination des caractères à évaluer et de s’assurer qu’ils soient d’importance économique, de la récolte des données sur ces caractères, de l’analyse des facteurs biologiques et de l’évaluation des données pour y déterminer les composantes génétiques des caractères, de l’évaluation comme telle et de la comparaison des résultats obtenus avec les données réelles sur le terrain, un ÉPD est définitivement basé sur des principes scientifiques et il représente l’outil de sélection le plus puissant disponible pour venir appuyer nos objectifs d’élevage.

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Upcoming Alberta Sales

Mar. 9 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 9 Severtson Land & Cattle/ Trendsetter Feb. 28 KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale Livestock Bull Sale Olds, AB Innisfail, AB Feb. 28 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Mar. 10 Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale Red Angus Bull Sale February Provost, AB Westlock, AB Feb. 6 Janzen Ranches 27th Annual Feb. 29 Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Mar. 11 Skor Simmentals 18th & Final Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Red & Black Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Rosemary, AB Camrose, AB Feb. 29 Transcon’s Peace Country Feb. 8 JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Mar. 12 Westway/Deeg 17th Annual Bull Sale Simmental Bull Sale Willingdon, AB” Olds, AB Beaverlodge, AB Feb. 14 Genetic Edge 21st Annual Bull Sale Mar. 12 Transcon’s 2nd Annual Next Step Bull Sale March Rimbey, AB Thorsby, AB Feb. 15 Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Mar. 12 Nelson-Hirsche Purebreds Bull Sale Mar. 2 KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Wetaskiwin, AB Del Bonita, AB Female Sale Feb. 15 Circle G Simmentals & Angus Bull & Mar. 13 Northern Classic Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Gelding Sale Grande Prarie, AB Mar. 2 Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Innisfail, AB Mar. 18 Adair Ranch 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Feb. 19 Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Female Sale Bentley, AB Lacombe, AB Brownfield, AB Mar. 3 MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus Feb. 21 Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull & Mar. 20 Porter Ranches Bull Sale 13th Annual Sale Female Sale Stony Plain, AB Stavely, AB Carstairs, AB Mar. 3 Lewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms’ Bull Sale Mar. 21 Joint Venture 41st Annual Bull Sale Feb. 22 Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Sangudo, AB Manville, AB Camrose, AB Mar. 26 Transcon’s Red Deer Bull Sale Mar. 4 Spring Lake Simmentals Bull Sale Feb. 24 Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Camrose, AB Innisfail, AB Mar. 6 Bull Fest ’20 Simmental Bull Sale Apr 2 Wilson/Snider and Guests 2nd Annual Feb. 24 Triangle Stock Farm 9th Annual Bull Camrose, AB Bull & Female Sale & Female Sale Mar. 6 9th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Viking, AB Parkland County, AB Mayerthorpe, AB Feb. 25 W2 Land & Cattle 2nd Annual Bull Sale Mar. 7 Lockhart Valley 15th Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Rimbey, AB

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Congratulations

Congratulations

Andie Jean Scherger was born November 6, 2019 to proud parents, Lane and Kacie Scherger of Crocus Simmentals.

Tate Alexander Woychyshyn was born October 1, 2019 weighing 7 lbs 4.2 oz. Proud parents are Greg and Amanda Woychyshyn and big brothers Chet and Brant of Crest View Ranch, Minnedosa Manitoba. Grandparents are Terry and Freda Woychyshyn of Crest View Land & Cattle Co. Ltd, Minnedosa, Manitoba and Colin and Arlene Kirkpatrick of Kembar Angus, Brandon, Manitoba.

Our Deepest Sympathies Archie Londry of Minnedosa, MB, beloved husband of the late Winona Londry entered into rest November 13, 2019 in Brandon, Manitoba at the age of 97 years. Archie William Londry was born on April 5, 1922 at Minnedosa, Manitoba. He attended school at Willow Grove, McBride and Minnedosa High School. He was a member of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club, the forerunner of 4-H. He was an R.C.A.F. pilot in WW II. On July 3, 1946 Archie married Winona Horner. Their family is son, David, his wife Marlynn and four grandchildren. During an eight-year period Archie worked for C.P.R., drove mules and horses, fired steam engines and flew aircraft before he began farming. His farming operation included purebred beef cattle as well as growing foundation, registered and certified seed grain. Archie’s main interest; however, was the cattle industry where he was president of the Hereford Association, the Simmental Association, and the Manitoba Cattle Breeders Association. He was Breed Representative to the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba and was involved with the Federal-Provincial Beef Cattle Performance Testing Association. Archie chaired the Artificial Insemination Advisory Board and served on a number of other cattle producer’s organizations.

Archie

Londry

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Our Deepest Sympathies Ernest “Erne” Neitz passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the age of 89 years, beloved husband of Irene Neitz of Medicine Hat. He also leaves to cherish his memory four children, Brenda (Norman) Duchscherer, Dean (Caroline) Neitz, Sheryl (Rick) Ahner and Gloria Neitz, five grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and one brother Harry (Maureen) Neitz, in-laws Bill (Janet) Albrecht, Ann (Emil - predeceased) Lippert and Phyllis Albrecht and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Philip and Christina Neitz; two brothers Robert (Isabel) and Paul (Margaret); his sisters, Alvina (Gust) Jaster, Bertha “Betty” (Bill) Adam and Ruth Neitz as well as one great great grandson Gage. Ernie was a farmer but first and foremost he was a cattleman. Always looking to improve his predominately Hereford cow herd, he took an A.I. course. Through A.I. he sampled the breeds being imported from Europe. In 1971, they began crossing their Hereford cattle with Simmental to increase weaning weights and add milk to the herd, eventually building a herd of purebred Simmentals. Seven Full Blood Simmental heifers were imported from France and one from Germany. In the years that followed many champions and high sellers sold at places such as Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, Swift Current and Lloydminster bull sales. Cattle have sold across Canada, from Nova Scotia to BC, many US States, China and Mexico. Semen and embryos were exported to Brazil, Argentina, England and Australia to name a few. One bull, EDN Destiny, sold at Agribition, went on to be Grand Champion at Denver Stock Show the following year. Dean and Caroline continue to operate the ranch.

Ernest

Neitz

In June of 2017, Ernie moved to the Good Samaritan Society. Ernie had a wonderful sense of humor and always liked to tease and joke with the staff. They often mentioned how much they enjoyed him. He added life to the cottage he resided in. He suffered from dementia but we are thankful that the disease never stole the memory of his family. He always recognized us when we came to visit and welcomed us with a great big smile. Ernie was a hardworking and determined man but he had a really soft heart. I know Ernie is looking down on us today and I truly believe he knows just how loved he was and always will be.

Our Deepest Sympathies In Loving Memory of Ed Anderson, age 81. Ed was the beloved husband of Lynn and dad to Erin and Darcy. Ed passed away December 5, 2019 at the Boissevain Hospital in Boissevain, Manitoba.

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Congratulations to the 2019-20 Scholarship Recipients! Wyatt Miller Brynn Whelan

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$18,000.00 raised!

Thank you to McIntosh Livestock

Blair, Steph, Carter & Seth McIntosh of Maymont, SK for donating the 2019 Scholarship Heifer!

Thank you to our generous supporters! McCormack Family Ranch Coulee Crossing Cattle Co. Labatte Simmentals Red Willow Ranch Aumack Simmentals Crocus Simmentals Donovondale Simmentals Highway 5 Simmentals Kuntz Simmental Farm M & J Farms Northern Lights Simmentals Stoney Creek Simmentals TSN Livestock Wadella Ranch Whiskey River Stock Farm X-T Livestock Bootis Black Angus Diamond B Simmentals Flying TL Simmentals Lee Shologan McCaig Simmentals OBI Livestock Ltd. Riskan Hope Farm Section 17 Livestock Ultra Livestock Circle K Simmentals David Bradley Jacob & Lacey Fisher

Bohrson Marketing Services Crossroad Farms Mader Ranches Sunny Valley Simmentals Bar CL Livestock Czechmate Livestock Erixon Simmentals Jaydawn Farms Lake Bottom Cattle Co. Maple Falls Simmentals Percyview Farms Ltd. Tim McVicar Ty-D Livestock Westhill Ranch Windy Knoll Farms KMR Simmentals Curtis Simmentals Dunluce Farms Hicks Simmentals Locust Hill Farms Mike Manoda Rainbow River Simmentals River Point Cattle Co. Three Star Simmentals 6 Pack Simmentals Dean, Jackie & Alex Manson Don & Laura Spence Triangle K Simmentals

Black Gold Simmentals Diamond K Cattle Co McMillen Ranching Ltd. Willerton Simmentals Barlee Simmentals Dalton & Tucker Dorran Goldenview Fabricating JK Fraser Lockhart Valley Simmentals Meadow Acres Simmentals Rancier Farms Timberwood Farms Velian Farms Westman Farms WLB Livestock Barb Judd Darryl Leppa Elm Tree Farms HS Knills Trucking LS Cattle Co Mud Butte Simmentals Redrich Farms Rusylvia Cattle Co. Townview Farms Ag-Land Farms Ltd. Whiterock Ranch Eric Schultz Dwein Trask

Boundary Ranch Double Bar D Farms Pheasantdale Cattle Co. Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd. City View Simmentals Deeg Simmentals Grass Roots Ranch KT Ranches Lonestar Simmentals North Hill Simmentals Spring Creek Simmentals Timm Cattle Co W2 Land & Cattle Westway Farms XRC Simmentals Beaulac, Ed Snider’s Cattle Service Far-L Farms KCH Cattle Co Marcel Deschaine Nowlan Cattle Co. Ridgeline Cattle Co. SAJ Simmentals Twisted Sisters Cattle Co. Chris Hovedbo Alex Manson Glen Murray

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Promold marketing inc.

Simmental SweepStakeS Draw winnerS 1) $7500 Sale credit to the 48th annual agribition Simmental Sale - ty-d liveStock 2) $5000 Sale credit to the 48th annual agribition Simmental Sale - ag-land FarmS ltd. 3) $2500 Sale credit to the 48th annual agribition Simmental Sale - cWh FarmS 4) $2,180 advertiSing credit to the cattlemen’S magazine - lorne kWaSnicki 5) $2,115 advertiSing credit to the alberta beeF/beeF illuStrated magazineS - kuntz Simmental Farm 6) 1 Flush Pack - including cost of drugs/procedure and up to 5 implants.....bovatech - Shipley’s Show cattle 7) mystery Prize.....alameda agencies - city view Simmentals 8) $1000 credit to annual bull sale mar. 9, 2020 & gift.....ashworth Farm & ranch - diamond k cattle co. 9) $500 Sale credit to the 7th annual next generation bull Sale march 14, 2020.....black gold Simmentals - hanes livestock Show Jacket Sponsor: 10) $600 credit towards et work or Semen collection......bow valley genetics - Willerton Simmentals 11) Prize package....canadian Simmental association - twisted Sisters livestock 12) $1000 sale credit to 14th annual bull Sale, Feb. 26, 2020.....crossroad Farms - Sunny valley Simmentals 13) 1 night accomodation.....days inn & Suites - Xrc Simmentals 14) gift basket.....dorran marketing inc - bill russel 15) 1 bag of blueprint mineral.....masterfeeds - Perkin land & cattle 16) $1000 sale credit 22nd annual bull Sale mar. 17, 2019.....mcintosh/kuntz/SaJ Simmentals - triangle k Simmentals 17) $1,000 Sale credit to Female dec. 13, 2019 or bull sale, mar. 7, 2020.....mcmillen ranching ltd. - red top livestock Pizza Supper Sponsor: 18) $500 Sale credit to meadow acres bull Sale march 18, 2020.....meadow acres Simmnetals - Westhill ranch Simmentals 19) $500 towards Semen or embryo collection.....optimum genetics - twin meadow livestock 20) $500 sale credit to 16th annual bull & Female Sale mar. 5, 2020.....Pheasantdale cattle company - black gold Simmentals 21) custom Western decor.....Prairie Wind Farms - rusylvia cattle co. 22) $500 credit towards embryo or Semen collection.....ranchland veteraniary Services - Jordan bubba 23) $500 Sale credit to bull Sale march 29, 2019.....riskan hope Farms - lacey Fisher 24) 1 night accomodation.....Sandman inn, Suites & Spa, regina - grona Farms 25) 1 night accomodation.....Sandman inn, Suites & Spa, regina - alta barr Farms 26) 1 Full Page advertisment in the Simmental country in 2020.....Simmental country - dunluce Farms 27) $1,000 Sale credit to South Sask bull Sale march 16th, 2020.....curtis Simmentals, Flying tl Simmentals & triangle 33 Simmentals - Whelan Stock Farms 28) $500 sale credit for annual bull Sale on march 30, 2020.....Southwest Showcase bull Sale - ultra livestock 29) $500 credit to website design.....t bar c cattle co. - meadow acres Simmentals 30) $250 Sale credit to any tranScon liveStock Sale.....transcon livestock - northern lights Simmentals 31) $250 Sale credit to any tranScon liveStock Sale.....transcon livestock - Wadella ranch 32) 5 units of semen from Westgen beef Sire catalogue.....Westgen - mcmillen ranching ltd. 33) $1000 bull Sale credit at annual bull Sale mar. 26, 2020.....Wheatland cattle co - Paige holmquist 34) $500 credit towards commercial heifer purchase at annual bull Sale mar. 26, 2020.....Wheatland cattle co - alliance Simmentals 35) g.i. gypsy custom artwork.....X-t livestock - Josh nevils 36) black hillberg & berk Sparkle ball earrings.....young’s equipment - bar a Simmentals 37) red hillberg & berk Sparkle ball earrings.....young’s equipment - triple rose Simmentals 38) Flat top Show Package...Flat top cattle co - erixon Simmentals 39) 5l ivomec.....boerhinger ingelheim - diamond k cattle co. 40) 5l ivomec.....boerhinger ingelheim - rainbow river Simmentals

2019 Canadian Western agribition

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

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CSA AGM & YCSA ShoW

July 23-26

Portage La Prairie, MB watch for sponsorship opportunities and registration packages

Manitoba Bull Sales 2020

Congratulations to A.O. Henuset Ambassador Recipients Schweitzer Simmentals, Decker, MB

Thank you to everyone that donated to the 2019/2020 Scholarship heifer raffle! Congratulations to McIntosh Ranch Eriksdale, MB on winning this year’s heifer donated by Northern Light Simmentals Rossburn, MB

February 17th RENDEZVOUS FARMS 16TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB 19 th M&J FARMS SIMMENTAL & ANGUS 2 YEAR BULL & FEMALE SALE, Russell, MB MARCH 4 th MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS KICK OFF TO SPRING BULL SALE, Hartney, MB 5 th JP CATTLE CO./STEWART CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE, Mcauley, MB 9 th CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL SALE, Winnipeg, MB 10 th BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB 11 th MAR MAC FARMS BULL & COMMERCIAL FEMALE SALE, Brandon, MB 13 th RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS 3RD ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Fisher Branch, MB th 14 RANCHERS SELECT SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 15 th REBELS OF THE WEST SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB 16 th TRANSCON’S WINNIPEG SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Winnipeg, MB 17 th PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE, Killarney, MB 18 th TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 20 th HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Inglis, MB 21 th OAKVIEW/PERKIN/TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Brandon, MB th 23 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 24 th WLB LIVESTOCK 16TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Douglas, MB APRIL 13 th CATTLE CAPITAL BULL SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

find a breeder in your area at

www.mbsimmental.com Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0

President: Tracy Wilcox 204-723-0029 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

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Maritime Simmental Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Kerwin Delong, NS Vice President: Trevor Pauley, NB Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Lacey Fisher, NS Geraline VanAgten, NB Wade Loane, PE Brent Matheson, PE CSA Director: Frank Robblee, PE

MYSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President: Jessie Swinamer, NS Vice President: Spencer Henry, NS Treasurer: Drew Tarrant, NS Secretary: Melanie Delong, NS Directors: Jake Matheson, PE Ray Parsons, NS Allison Booth, NB Adult Advisor: Heather Kouwenberg, NS Lacey Fisher, NS

Dates to Remember February 15, 2020 Maritime Simmental Association Annual General Meeting

Amherst, NS

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Celebrating 40 Years of Celebrating Youth!

Save The Date! CSA CONVENTION & YCSA NATIONAL SHOW

July 23-26, 2020

PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA

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Kelsey Manske

Krista Whalen

YCSA Program Coordinator

YCSA President

kmanske@simmental.com

kristawhalenphotography@hotmail.com

(306)291-7086

(819)679-7964

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2019

p i h s r a l Scho Recipients

Bryce Maxwell

Scholarship Won: FCSF $3,000

#13, 4101-19th St. NE., Calgary, AB T2E 7C4 Tel: (403) 250-7979 Fax: (403) 250-5121 Email: fcsf@simmental.com

School Program: Agronomy, University of Saskatchewan

Bryce was raised on a fourth-generation grain and cattle farm southeast of Viking, Alberta where he remains actively involved. The local 4-H club, sports programs and close community ties were highly influential in his upbringing and credits them for his values and beliefs. Bryce is enrolled in his fourth year at the University of Saskatchewan where he will complete a B.Sc. in Agriculture majoring in Agronomy. During his post-secondary studies Bryce is involved in various agriculture clubs as well as the Agriculture Students Association. Bryce is thankful for the friendships and opportunities the beef industry has provided him with. Most of all he would like to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for giving him the opportunity to further his industry knowledge through conferences, workshops and competitions. He hopes he can reciprocate their generosity one day by giving back to the industry and future youth.

Cassidy Pinkham Scholarship Won: FCSF $3,000

School Program: Agribusiness, Olds College

Cassidy Pinkham is 18 years old and currently attends Olds College in Agricultural Management. She calls home Fusion Livestock in Metcalfe, Ontario. When she is not away at school, she actively helps her family run their Purebred and Fullblood Simmental and Angus herd. Cassidy began participating in YCSA events at the age of five, when the Trillium was held in Metcalfe. Since then, Cassidy has been fortunate enough to participate in four additional Provincial Trillium Classics, four National Classics and has been a high point winner, earning a trip to the American Junior National “Chillin’ ” in July 2018. As the Simmental breed runs through their family, now three generations, she purchased her first Simmental in 2015 and that was the beginning of Broken Arrow Livestock. Cassidy is very thankful to the Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for giving her, as well as other students, the opportunity to apply for scholarships such as this.

Kaitlyn Maxwell Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

School Program: Nursing, University of British Columbia

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

School Program: Business, Concordia University

Katie Maxwell was raised on her family farm, Maxwell Simmentals, south of Viking, Alberta. Growing up, she played a lot of sports and was an active member in a variety of clubs and associations. Katie is currently living in Kelowna, British Columbia where she is in her third year of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus. After graduation, Katie plans to start her nursing career in a rural community.

Tia Schram Tia Schram is from Bruderheim, Alberta, where her family owns and operates North Hill Simmentals. They have 550 head of Simmental cattle in addition to the 2000 acres that they grain farm. Tia has sat on the Alberta Young Canadian Simmental Association (AYCSA) board and shows cattle year round through junior and open shows.

Carissa Geddes Scholarship Won: Trevor Vance $2,000 School Program: Pre Vet, University of Prince Edward Island

Carissa Geddes is from Scotch Settlement, New Brunswick where her family raises Simmental and Simmental influence cattle. She started showing Simmental cattle in 4-H at the age of twelve and her passion for the agriculture industry and the Simmental breed has only gotten stronger since then. Growing up on her family’s farm, a career path in agriculture was almost inevitable. She is currently attending the University of Prince Edward Island, with the hopes of one day becoming a large animal veterinarian. Carissa is honoured to have been awarded the Trevor Vance Scholarship and would like to thank everyone who makes awards like these possible.

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Canadian Simmental Winners Are Recognized FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 2, 2019 Calgary, Alberta – The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) established the Award of Excellence Program in 2017 to showcase and recognize breeders who exhibit registered Simmental seedstock across Canada each year. The final qualifier show was held at Canadian Western Agribition and the placing for this year’s top 5 Award of Excellence Show Females and Bulls are:

2019

Top Females

5th - Boss Lake Ms Elle 849F – Yearling Heifer Owned by Boss Lake Genetics - Total of 78 points 4th - Black River Ms Ivanka 95E - 2 Year Old Cow Calf Pair Owned by Black River Farms - Total of 83 points 3rd - CMS Soda Pop 425B - Mature Cow Calf Pair Owned by Black Gold Simmentals - Total of 84 points 2nd - New Trend Class Act 3E - 2 Year Old Cow Calf Pair Owned by New Trend Cattle Co. - Total of 109 points

1

The 2019 CSA Award of Excellence Female was awarded to Sunny Valley Payton 77E - 2 Year Old Cow Calf

st Pair owned by Ultra Livestock, Fraser Livestock and Mader Ranches. She was exhibited at the Olds Fall Classic, Brandon Ag Ex, Farm Fair and Agribition – Total of 112 points

2019

Top Bulls

5th - RWS Ferdenand 551F - Yearling Bull Owned by Willerton Simmentals – Total of 65 points

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4th Alliance Black Ace Bull Calf Owned by Alliance Simmentals – Total of 69 points

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3rd - RPCC Red Geronimo 2016G - Bull Calf Owned by River Point Cattle Co. - Total of 86 points

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2nd - LKCC Bold Venture 194F - Owned by New Trend Cattle, Wise Land and Cattle, Pieschel Farms, Wheatland Cattle, Siveck Simmentals, Scott Land and Cattle, SMRT Livestock and Black River – Total of 89 points

1st

The 2019 CSA Award of Excellence Bull was Donovandale Bailout - Mature Bull - Owned by Donovandale Farms. He was shown at The Expo Boeuf, Shawville Fair and the Royal Winter Fair - Total of 91 points.

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Interior Provincial Exhibition GRand Champion Bull

GRand Champion Female

August 28 - September 1, 2019 — Armstrong, BC — Judge: Eric Boone

NEW TREND CLASS ACT 3E

JT GREATER CONSENSUS 113E

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: BF SPECIAL CONSENSUS Exhibited by: Kathryn Dolliver, Stettler, AB

SUNNY VALLEY FLIRT 206E

LKCC BOLD VENTURE 194F

Sire: TNGL GRAND FORTUNE Z467 Exhibited by: KT Ranches, Kevin Carson, Kelowna, BC

Sire: WS PILGRIM H182U Exhibited by: Bold Venture Group, Strathmore, AB

Olds Fall Classic

October 4-6, 2019 — Olds, AB — Judge: Cheramie Viator

GRand Champion Bull

GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: Jacey Massey, Strathmore, AB

NEW TREND CLASS ACT 3E

HARVIECREST SHOWDOWN 277F

SUNNY VALLEY PAYTON

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Ultra Livestock, JK Fraser and Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB

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Sire: LFE COMMISSIONER 811Z Exhibited by: Harvie Crest Cattle Company, Olds, AB

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

LKCC BOLD VENTURE 194F

Sire: WS PILGRIM H182U Exhibited by: Bold Venture Group, Strathmore, AB

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Expo Boeuf

GRand Champion Female

GRand Champion Bull

October 11-13, 2019 — Victoriaville, QC — Judges: Jennie and Stephen Mutch

RJY CAROLINA 40E

DONOVANDALE BAILOUT

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: HARVIE JDF WALLBANGER111X Exhibited by: Gerald and Keitha Donovan, Ashton, ON

BLACKRIVER MS. IVANKA 95E

HI TECH FLASH POINT 150F

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: Paul Mastine, Melbourne, QC

Sire: ELM TREE ZANDER 11Z Exhibited by: Hi Tech Farms, Ingleside, ON

Manitoba Ag Ex - National Show GRand Champion Bull

October 23-26, 2019 — Brandon, MB — Judge: Murray Andrews

GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: KOP SPARTAN 113A Exhibited by: Nathan and Jackie Latchford, Beachburg, ON

WHEATLAND LADY 7113E

BAILEY’S ONE OF A KIND 125E

Sire: PROFIT Exhibited by: Crowe Bros., Gilbert Plains, MB

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: PROFIT Exhibited by: Wheatland Cattle Co./Michelson Land & Cattle, Bienfait, SK

SUNNY VALLEY PAYTON 77E

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Ultra Livestock, Mader Ranches & JK Fraser, Carstairs, AB

CITYVIEW GREAT GUNS 68G

Sire: BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D Exhibited by: Cityview Simmentals, Moose Jaw, SK

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Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up GRand Champion bull

GRand Champion Female

October 30- November 2, 2019 — Lloydminster, SK — Judge: Riley Lafrentz

CMS SODA POP 425B

RWS FERDENAND 551F

ReseRve GRand Champion bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: KWA FLYF RED MOUNTAIN 16Z Exhibited by: Willerton Simmentals, Streamstown, AB

BLACK GOLD GR CREAM SODA 844

MCINTOSH CLASSIC 44G

Sire: W/C LOADED UP 1119Y Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmenta/Grass Roots, Lloydminster, SK

Sire: BGS/BM CAPTAIN SCREAM 63D Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

Toronto Royal Winter Fair November 1-10, 2019 — Toronto, ON — Judge: Jennie Aherne GRand Champion bull

GRand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: DRAKE POKER FACE 2X Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmental, Lloydminster, SK

BLACKRIVER MS. IVANKA 95E

RPCC RED GERONIMO 201G

Sire: MR HOC BROKER Exhibited by: River Point Cattle Co., Glencoe, ON

ReseRve GRand Champion bull

ReseRve GRand Champion Female

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: Mast-R, Melbourne, QC

RPCC BLK FRISKY 248F

Sire: MR HOC BROKER Exhibited by: Grace Kuhl, Tara, ON

DESTINY BIG STAN

Sire: MR CCF VISION Exhibited by: Destiny Simmental, Meaford, ON

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Farmfair International Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

November 6-10, 2019 — Edmonton, AB — Judge: Tyson Hertz

NEW TREND CLASS ACT 3E

JT GREATER CONSENSUS 113E Sire: BF SPECIAL CONSENSUS Exhibited by: JT Livestock Ltd., Stettler, AB

reserve Grand Champion Bull

reserve Grand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by:JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

SUNNY VALLEY PAYTON 77E

LKCC BOLD VENTURE 194F

Sire: WS PILGRIM H182U Exhibited by: Bold Venture Group, Strathmore, AB

reserve Champion perCentaGe Female

Grand Champion perCentaGe Female

Sire: NCB COBRA 47Y Exhibited by: Ultra Livestock, Mader Ranches & JK Fraser, Carstairs, AB

RF DIXIE ERICA 858F

JM NEW TREND JEWEL 8G

Sire: W/C LOADED UP 1119Y Exhibited by: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB

Sire: COLBURN PRIMO 5153 Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Canadian Western Agribition Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

November 25-30, 2019 — Regina, SK — Judge: Andre Steppler

NEW TREND CLASS ACT 3E

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

SVS DYNASTY 915G

Sire: RF CAPACITY 742E Exhibited by: Sunny Valley Simmentals, Hanley, SK

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ReseRve GRand Champion Female

ReseRve GRand Champion Bull

MADER THE NATIONAL 43E

Sire: DRAKE POKER FACE 2X Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmental, Lloydminster, SK

Sire: LFE THE RIDDLER 323B Exhibited by: Mader Ranches, Carstairs, AB

exTReme Champion Female JunioR BeeF

simmenTal Champion pen oF Bulls

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

CMS SODA POP 425B

Exhibited by: McIntosh Livestock, Maymont, SK

Skyridge Brutus 12G

JNR Theory X JNR Delfina

DOB: Jan. 1, 2019 BW: 92 Sept. 20 WT: 980 lbs.

NEW TREND CLASS ACT 3E

Sire: JF BACK IN BLACK 406B Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Skyridge King Pin 7G

JNR’S Axis X Milestone M Rebecca

DOB: Jan. 18, 2019 BW: 92 Sept. 20 WT: 1045 lbs.

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5th Annual Eastern Harvest Female Sale Cheneville, QC September 28, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

29 10 1 40

$189,350.00 $37,850.00 $9,500.00 $236,700.00

$6,529.00 $3,785.00 $9,500.00 $5,917.50

Bred Heifers Cows Semen Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 102 - FSMB Flash 13F S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: AllMColossal 25U Consignor: Boisvert Simmentals Buyer: Masterloc Simmentals

$15,000.00

Cheneville, QC September 28, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Lots

Gross

Average

28 2 2 32

$174,300.00 $3,625.00 $8,100.00 $186,025.00

$6,225.00 $1,813.00 $4,050.00 $5,813.00

Bred Heifers Semen Embryos Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - FGAF Zegetta 096E S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: FGAF Zegna 230R Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

$17,000.00

IRCC Quality Control Sale III

Indian River, ON October 6, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Embryos Semen Flush Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 22.5 19.5 4 1 1 48

Lot 2 - IRCC Fantasia ET 802F S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Selena Stronach

$13,500.00

Lot 119 - Donovandale Faith 7F S: Siebelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Sunny Valley Dakota 9Z Consignor: Donovandale Simmentals Buyer: Anchor D Ranch Simmentals

$12,750.00

Lot 101 - FSMB Feeling 9F S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Boisvert Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Erisa Inc.

$10,100.00

Lot 107 - Siebelle Pol Rose Anna 27F $10,000.00 S: Siebelle Arthur 39B DS: Siebelle Iron Man 10U Consignor: Ferme Sibelle Fleck SENC Buyer: Ultra Livestock & Hay Valley Ranches

Ferme Gagnon & Guests 22nd Annual Simmental Production Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 113 - Elm Tree Ms Stimulation 14F S: Bar 5 SA Stimulation 415P DS: PRL Minnesota 48M Consignor: Elm Tree Farms Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

Gross

Average

$176,650.00 $165,100.00 $31,300.00 $22,000.00 $3,400.00 $398,450.00

$7,851.00 $8,467.00 $7,825.00 $22,000.00 $3,400.00 $8,301.00

$42,000.00

Lot 29 - Alcovia Elora 12E S: Siebelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Rogant Consignor: Alcovia Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 3 - FGAF Safari Wonder 028F S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Buschbeck Empire 9232W Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Buyer: DJ Farms

$13,000.00

Lot 1 - FGAF Barb 103E S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Double Bar D Maestro 100S Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Buyer: Pheasantdale Cattle Co.

$11,500.00

Lot 28 - Lorolin Ms Facination S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: TTU Canyon Consignor: Lorolin Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Gagnon

$10,500.00

Lot 4A - IRCC Glass Slipper 941G S: SFI Load Cell E2 DS: Harkers Icon Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Selena Stronach

$25,000.00

Lot 22A - Maple Stone First Love S: WS Stepping Stone B44 DS: Indian River Sandman Consignor: Maple Stone Farms Buyer: Pheasantdale Cattle Co.

$19,750.00

Lot 33 - LPP Ms Daya 18F S: Outlaw Breaker 77C DS: Indian River Sandman Consignor: Lobster Point Properties Buyer: Selena Stronach

$16,500.00

Lot 5 - IRCC Glamour 935G $16,000.00 S: IRCC Boomshakalaka 434B DS: Red Baron HR P101 Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Taydown, NJM and Steve & Sandra Denal

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Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Metcalfe, ON October 19, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Cow/Calf Pairs Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

12 19 2 33

$44,450.00 $95,900.00 $12,500.00 $152,850.00

$3,704.00 $5,047.00 $6,250.00 $4,632.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 17 - Alliance Ms Dakota Dream $27,500.00 S: Champs Bravo DS: Sunny Valley Dakota 9Z Consignor: Alliance Simmental Farms Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals & Canadian Donors

Fall Gala Sale

Glencoe, ON October 20, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Open Heifers Bred Heifers Bull Calf Angus Dispersal Genetic Sale Total

23 16 1 5 4 49

$98,950.00 $74,100.00 $7,000.00 $24,450.00 $18,000.00 $222,500.00

$4,302.00 $4,631.00 $7,000.00 $4,890.00 $4,500.00 $4,541.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1A - RPCC BLK Glitter 216G S: SSS Shell Shocked 44B DS: Hooks Shear Force 38K Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Locust Hill Farms

$12,250.00

Simmental Heifer Calves 6 Simmental Embryos 3 Limousin Live Lots 21.66 Shorthorn Live Lots 3 Hereford Live Lots 7 Angus Live Lots 15 Live Lots Sale Total 55.66

Lot 7 - Donovandale Glitter S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: Erixon High Roller 143B Consignor: Donovandale Farms Buyer: Lorolin Simmentals

$5,700.00

Lot 12B - Tonette Serena 9G S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: TLLC One Eyed Jack Consignor: Tonette Farms Buyer: Rob McNabb

$5,600.00

Lot 15 - Evergreens Fire S: Donovandale POL Prestige DS: PHS Polled Worldwide 14W Consignor: Evergreen Odds Buyer: Donovandale Farms

$5,500.00

Lot 25 - XCEL RPCC Candy Crush 411F $12,200.00 S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Consignor: Xcel Livestock & River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: LA Ranch Lot 4B - RPCC Red Fancy 218F S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: WHL Slugger 244S Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Maple Stone

Gross

Average

$27,246.00 $1,200.00 $199,200.00 $7,550.00 $28,000.00 $87,400.00 $349,400.00

$4,541.67 $400.00 $8,077.86 $2,516.67 $4,000.00 $5,826.67 $6,277.40

$6,900.00

Lot 26 - Xcel PHCC Ebonys Glory Days $6,200.00 S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Excel Livestock & Pinch Hill Cattle Co. Buyer: Pierre Lacombe & Dawson Pinkham Lot 27 - Xcel Kress Ebonys Gypsy 402G S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Excel Livestock & Kress Farms Buyer: Lily Bouffard Lot 49 - Donovandale Glamour S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: SVS Steel Force S701 Consignor: Donovandale Farms Buyer: Outback Acres Farm

Toronto, ON November 2, 2019 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Lots

$6,000.00

High Selling Lots

The Royal Elite All Breeds Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 6 - Barlee Goldilocks 94G S: Springcreek Denali 21E DS: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6N Consignor: Barlee Simmentals Buyer: Bristolview Farms

$5,500.00

$7,500.00

Lot 48 - PLL Kendra’s Gem 3G $6,750.00 S: TNT Top Gun R244 DS: LXR The Godfather 141Z Consignor: Leahy Livstock & M&L Cattle Company Buyer: Jason Hurst and Cameron Farms & Ranching

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Maple Lake Stock Farms Fall Female Sale Hartney, MB November 13, 2019 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Angus Females 7 Simmental Females 44 Shorthorn Females 3 Purebred Females Total 54 Commercial Shorthorn Females 3 Commercial Females 17 Sale Total 74

Gross

Average

$26,900.00 $165,350.00 $10,150.00 $202,400.00 $7,500.00 $48,800.00 $258,700.00

$3,842.86 $3,757.95 $3,383.33 $3,748.15 $2,500.00 $2,870.59

High Selling Lots

Lot 52 - Maple Lake 9951G ET S: Wheatland Bull 786T DS: Remington On Target 2S Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$8,500.00

25th Annual Harvest Hoedown Simmental Sale Neepawa, MB November 14, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Black Purebreds Bred Fullbloods Bred Purebreds Open Black Purebreds Open Purebreds Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

12 4 15 6 7 44

$43,700.00 $14,400.00 $56,500.00 $13,200.00 $17,050.00 $114,850.00

$3,642.00 $3,600.00 $3,767.00 $2,200.00 $2,436.00 $3,292.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 42 - NAC Zoey 6F S: NAC Android 113C DS: Springcreek Rashad 12W Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$6,750.00

39th Annual Pembina Triangle Simmental Association Female Sale Cypress River, MB November 15, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Bred Heifers 27 Black Purebred Bred Heifers 19 Purebred Open Heifers 5 Black Open Heifers 4 Fullblood Bred Heifers 3 Fullblood Open Heifers 4 Sale Total 62

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$103,800.00 $81,000.00 $16,700.00 $18,700.00 $21,750.00 $18,350.00 $260,300.00

$3,844.00 $4,263.00 $3,340.00 $4,675.00 $7,250.00 $4,588.00 $4,198.00

Lot 45 - Perks Black Doll 2921F S: Sunrise Captain Blaze 5C DS: TNT Dynamite Black L137 Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

Lot 11 - Maple Lake 8418 S: Maple Lake Sterlingsilver DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Leahy Livestock

$7,750.00

Lot 38 - Maple Lake Swagger 7218 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 32 - Maple Lake High Voltage 8120 S: Wheatland High Voltage 122Y DS: DLH Reno 8R Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wheatland Cattle Co.

$6,750.00

Lot 34 - Maple Lake Swagger 7008 S: Wheatland Swagger 343A DS: Wheatland Bull 786T Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$6,500.00

Lot 11 - DMJ Miss 38F S: Red Top Constantine 91C DS: WFL Identity 23X Consignor: Johns/Workman Buyer: McRuer Simmentals

$5,500.00

Lot 32 - AJB Sunny Farm Girl 22F S: AJB Farmstrong 28C DS: Remington Red Label HR Consignor: AJB Livestock Buyer: Downhill Simmentals

$5,300.00

Lot 9 - DMJ Miss 17F S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Perks Zeus 1421Z Consignor: Johns/Workman Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

$5,000.00

Lot 47 - NAC Lucie 70F S: WLB Bull 223W 434B DS: Winchester HR P8315 Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Millington Ranch

$5,000.00

Lot 16 - Oakview Faith 155F S: Double Bar D Chesapeake DS: Gibbons Jeremiah Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Inc.

$12,000.00

Lot 42 - Perks Red Doll 3421F S: Harvie Red Summit 54B DS: R Plus Hard Rock 145X Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Triple R Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 41 - Silver Lake Bound For Glory 51G S: CCLT Alliance 91C DS: CG Tracker 45T Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Bert’s NR Simmentals

$8,000.00

$18,750.00

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High Selling Lots

Lazy Creek Dispersal Sale

Moose Jaw, SK November 16, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bred Cows 60 Angus Bred Cows 55 Simmental Bred Heifers 17 Angus Bred Heifers 9 Simmental Open Heifers 19 Angus Open Heifers 12 Simmental Bull Calves 8 Angus Bull Calves 3 Simmental Herdsire 1 Simmental Semen 12 Red Angus Semen 5 Black Angus Semen 2 Sale Total 203

Gross

Average

$161,050.00 $116,200.00 $60,750.00 $28,900.00 $40,500.00 $21,550.00 $34,500.00 $6,600.00 $5,500.00 $2,105.00 $135.00 $115.00 $477,955.00

$2,684.00 $2,113.00 $3,574.00 $3,211.00 $2,134.00 $1,796.00 $4,313.00 $2,200.00 $5,500.00 $175.00 $27.00 $58.00 $2,354.00

Canadian Classic Simmental Sale

Lacombe, AB November 21, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Embryos Semen Flush Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

14 18 7 2 1 42

$32,800.00 $58,350.00 $11,850.00 $500.00 $3,100.00 $106,600.00

$2,343.00 $3,242.00 $1,693.00 $250.00 $3,100.00 $2,538.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 12 - BENS Fiona 813F S: WS Stepping Stone B44 DS: Sand Ranch Hand Consignor: Moonshine Simmentals Buyer: Trendsetter Ranches

$9,250.00

South Holden Simmental Complete Herd Dispersal Sale Viking, AB November 23, 2019 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Herd Bulls 2 Black Purebed Bred Cows 15 Black Purebred Bred Heifers 3 Black Purebred Open Heifers 2 Red Purebred Bred Cows 53 Red Purebred Bred Heifers 14 Red Purebred Open Heifers 28 Sale Total 117

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$14,000.00 $48,000.00 $10,250.00 $6,900.00 $167,100.00 $49,100.00 $71,800.00 $367,150.00

$7,000.00 $3,200.00 $3,417.00 $3,450.00 $3,153.00 $3,507.00 $2,564.00 $3,138.00

Lot 2 - R Plus Hitman 4194B S: R Plus Reload 2006Z DS: S-Paw Blk Show Off 5S Consignor: South Holden Simmental Buyer: Kwiatkowski Cattle

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$8,250.00

Lot 78A - Lazy Creek Bluechip 56G S: Springcreek Bluechip 9D DS: Kuntz Sheriff 8A Consignor: Lazy Creek Simmentals Buyer: Conner Kaelberer

$8,750.00

Lot 10 - Lazy Creek Miss Dreamy 46F S: Springcreek Hercules 145C DS: RC Club King 040R Consignor: Lazy Creek Simmentals Buyer: Robb Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 43 - Lazy Creek Miss Princess 102F S: Springcreek Bluechip 9D DS: 3D Red Power 150Z Consignor: Lazy Creek Simmentals Buyer: Spring Creek Simmentals

$7,500.00

Lot 78 - Lazy Creek Miss Zoe 48D S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: 3D Red Power 150Z Consignor: Lazy Creek Simmentals Buyer: Storebo Farms

$5,750.00

Lot 16 - YR FB Mitzi 830F S: Bar 5 FF Hexagon 412Y DS: Smithbilt Kannon 21K Consignor: Yellow Rose Cattle Co. Buyer: Mackenzie Skeels

$4,500.00

Lot 8 - KLR Miss Tusu 134F S: DFM Edwin 51E DS: GPCC Hafkenberg 8F Consignor: Cameo Farms Buyer: Wilcil Cydejko

$3,750.00

Lot 19 - Sandy Hill Gretta 907G S: MRC Cash 164D DS: Wheatland Ultimate Choice Consignor: Sandy Hill Simmentals Buyer: Shelby Sarafinchan

$3,300.00

Lot 15 - BENS Gretchen 915G $3,200.00 S: SVF Allegiance Y802 DS: Wheatland Terminator 202Z Consignor: Moonshine Simmentals Buyer: Connor Hoffman and Jolleen Hoffman Lot 65 - South Holden Enthral 39E S: McIntosh Ponderosa 20B DS: South Holden Free Dog 29U Consignor: South Holden Simmental Buyer: WJ Simmentals

$8,000.00

Lot 20 - South Holden Miss Crock 17X S: LBR Crocket R81 DS: South Holden BLK Joker 16N Consignor: South Holden Simmental Buyer: Century Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 20A - South Holden Glossy 70G S: MRL Western Force 251B DS: LBR Crocket R81 Consignor: South Holden Simmental Buyer: Century Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 1 - McIntosh Ponderosa 20B S: TNT Bootlegger Z268 DS: YR King Ranch 13S Consignor: South Holden Simmental Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$5,750.00

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The 49th Agribition Simmental Sale Regina, SK November 27, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Embryos Semen Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

20 2 3 3 28

$125,250.00 $12,250.00 $36,700.00 $69,375.00 $243,575.00

$6,263.00 $6,125.00 $12,233.00 $23,125.00 $8,699.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - Erixon Lady 22G S: CCLT Alliance 91C DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Rafter 4T Farms

$22,000.00

Westlock, AB November 29, 2019 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Fullblood Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

32 32

$161,600.00 $161,600.00

$5,050.00 $5,050.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - Diamond T 362F S: Grinalta’s Emoji-PFF 28B DS: ICC Hendrix Consignor: Diamond T Simmentals Buyer: Masterloc Simmentals

$10,000.00

Transcon Western Harvest 2019 Innisfail, AB December 3, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Fullbloods Bred Purebreds Black Bred Purebreds Sale Total

High Selling Lots

$14,000.00

Lot 2 - SVS Jewel 955G S: TKCC Classified DS: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Arley Bohrson

$10,500.00

Lot 7 - Mader Mary 1G $10,000.00 S: LFR Beast Mode 305D DS: NCB Cobra 47Y Consignor: Mader Ranches & KCH Cattle Co. Buyer: Ty D Livestock Lot 1 - Black Gold GR Cream Soda 844 $8,000.00 S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: JF Milestone 999W Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals & Grass Roots Ranch Buyer: W2 Farms

Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 4 - CMS Soda Pop 901G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Czech-Mate Livestock Buyer: Labatte Simmentals

Lots

Gross

Average

42 29 7 78

$281,650.00 $99,800.00 $28,000.00 $409,450.00

$6,706.00 $3,441.00 $4,000.00 $5,250.00

Lot 1 - Virginia Carolyn 853F $20,000.00 S: Black Gold Crude DS: Double Bar D Thunder 273X Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

Lot 18 - Diamond T 245F S: DT Popeye 360C DS: MFI Whistler 47L Consignor: Diamond T Simmentals Buyer: Champ Simmentals & Prostock

$10,000.00

Lot 2 - Lone Stone Miss Mitz 25F S: PHS Bedrock 355B DS: Klondlike Arnie GNM 250Z Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Lockhart Valley Simmentals

$9,250.00

Lot 24 - KSL Franny 4F S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: Great Guns Regio 9R Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Dead Horse Creek Cattle Co. Ltd.

$8,500.00

Lot 8 - Lone Stone Monika 32F S: PHS Bedrock 355B DS: BLCC Mr Baron 326Z Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Rentz Farms Ltd.

$6,500.00

Lot 68 - LFS POL Miley 38F S: Anchor D Maroon 295B DS: APLX Ensign 2X Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: Starwest Farms Ltd.

$16,500.00

Lot 67 - LFS Fancy 75E S: Anchor D Maroon 295B DS: TTU Canyon Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$15,500.00

Lot 25 - Bee Mandy 813F $14,500.00 S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: Rickardstown Jumbo Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd. Lot 36 - Bee Nydam 836F $8,100.00 S: PWK Cliffhanger 18C DS: MRL Capone 130B Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Dana & Megan Johns & Greg Workman

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Camrose Country Classic 8th Annual Sale Camrose, AB December 4, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

15 32 47

$75,250.00 $279,500.00 $354,750.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - NUG Miss 11F S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Anchor “T” Legend 7H Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Simmentals

Average $5,017.00 $8,734.00 $7,548.00

$23,000.00

SimPower Bred Female Sale

Innisfail, AB December 6, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Preg Recipients Sale Total

Lots

Gross

50 6 56

$296,450.00 $40,500.00 $336,950.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 37 - Starwest POL Fine Design S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: SU Painterr 59P Consignor: Starwest Farm Buyer: Ferme Gagnon Inc.

Average $5,929.00 $6,750.00 $6,017.00

$16,000.00

Wolfe Farms 15th Annual Fleckvieh Bull & Female Sale Valleyview, AB December 7, 2019 Auctioneer: Robert Lind

Sale Summary Fleckvieh Bulls Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

53 8 12 73

$369,250.00 $28,500.00 $38,250.00 $436,000.00

$6,967.00 $3,563.00 $3,188.00 $5,972.60

Lot 830F - Wolfe Feature FF 830F S: Virginia Barcelona 46 DS: MFI Jahari 8154 Consignor: Wolfe Farms Buyer: Scarlett Livestock

$12,500.00

Lot 43 - RF Flirt 820F S: Erixon Relentless 110D DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: 4F Farms

$20,000.00

Lot 12 - NUG Melody 105F S: SVS Matrix 530C DS: IPU 52N Accelerator 222U Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Scissor Creek Cattle Co.

$15,000.00

Lot 44 - RF Bombshell 826F S: WFL Westcott 24C DS: Mr Hoc Broker Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: R3 Cattle

$14,250.00

Lot 1 - NUG Nellie 2F S: TKCC Carver 65C DS: LFE The Riddler 323B Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Robb Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 21 - Ultra Miss Cypress 44F S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Crowe Brothers

$15,000.00

Lot 36 - Starwest POL First Love S: Crossroad Radium 789U DS: Starwest POL Blueprint Consignor: Starwest Farm Buyer: Canadian Donors

$12,500.00

Lot 3 - WFL Red Leigh 39F S: LRX Uncle Jeffrey 56A DS: Muirheads Lights Out 4Y Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Mark & Riley Stormoen

$11,000.00

Lot 4 - WFL 7032T Red Jackie 164F S: WFL Mr Westway 83C DS: Soder S State ET 176L Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$10,500.00

Lot 962F - Wolfe Flaunt 962F S: Double Bar D Kitimat 237B DS: Virginia Barcelona 46X Consignor: Wolfe Farms Buyer: Loren & Crystal Brad

$9,750.00

Lot 820F - Wolfe Flavour FF 820F S: Brink Geronimo A310 DS: Anchor D Sting 184W Consignor: Wolfe Farms Buyer: South Peace Colony

$9,500.00

Lot 833F - Wolfe Focus FF 883F S: Brink Geronimo A310 DS: Anchor D Sting 184W Consignor: Wolfe Farms Buyer: Klassen Ranching

$9,500.00

Lot 72F - Wolfe Fitzroy FF 72F S: Double Bar D Kitimat 237B D: Wolfes Thunder FF60T Consignor: Wolfe Farms Buyer: Swantewitt Simmentals

$9,500.00

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The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK December 9, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Simmental Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

49 49

$180,350.00 $180,350.00

$3,680.00 $3,680.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 14 - MFR Canadace 3F S: Scissors Collateral 18C DS: RLA Redstream 152S Consignor: McCormick Family Ranch Buyer: David Olson

Brandon, MB December 10, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Open Heifers Bred Heifers Bulls Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

19 26 5 50

$77,050.00 $120,400.00 $25,750.00 $223,200.00

$4,055.00 $4,631.00 $5,150.00 $4,464.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 7 - Big Sky Becky 4F S: Big Sky Bubba 301B DS: Great Guns Astros 3X Consignor: Big Sky Simmentals Buyer: Ray-J Simmentals

$13,000.00

Double Bar D Farms Sharing The Herd Female Sale Grenfell, SK December 11, 2019 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bred Females Purebred Bred Females Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

25 43 68

$132,800.00 $229,050.00 $361,850.00

$5,312.00 $5,326.74 $5,321.32

Lot 27 - Double Bar D Georgia 412F S: W/C Bankroll 8110 DS: SS Gold Mine L42 Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Longview Angus

$9,000.00

Lot 50 - MWP Gretta 9G S: Lazy S The Great One 99C DS: Muirheads Three Sixty 19X Consignor: Perlinger Simmentals Buyer: Westgold Farms

$5,700.00

Lot 32 - JPCC Linette 8F S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: Springcreek Liner 104S Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$10,000.00

Lot 43 - MRK Lucy 29G S: Mr Hoc Broker DS: Harvie JDF Wallbanger 111X Consignor: McIntosh Ranch Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals

$8,750.00

Lot 24 - Crow Flirtin For Certain 6G S: MRL Pinnacle 169E DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Crowe Bros. Buyer: Bristol View Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 44 - More’s Ms Faith 804F S: STF Royal Affair Z44M DS: 3D BLK Full Throttle 483X Consignor: More Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Martin Brosseau

$7,500.00

Lot 2 - Double Bar D Klaudia 222E S: SBSF Ironman 29B DS: Hockenhull Magnum Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Agricola Y Ganadera La Altena

$15,000.00

Lot 1 - Double Bar D Josie 201E S: Starwest POL Batman DS: MFI Foundation 7094 Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: WJ Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 43 - Double Bar D Berry 442F S: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z DS: Double Bar D Drift Wood 83 Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Elk Meadows Ranch

$13,500.00

$11,000.00

Keystone Konnection 41st Annual Simmental Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 6 - Kindred Spirit Val 30F S: Kindred Spirit Ezana 1C DS: KHG Hummer 104A Consignor: Kindred Spirit Buyer: Westgold Farms

$22,000.00

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Spring Creek “Golden Opportunity VI” Female Sale Moosomin, SK December 11, 2019 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Purebred Lots Commercial Cows Embryo Sale Total

75 5 1 81

$279,100.00 $9,800.00 $2,250.00 $291,150.00

$3,721.00 $1,960.00 $2,250.00 $3,594.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 59 - Springcreek Brooke 44F S: Springcreek Blue Chip 9D DS: KOP Crosby 137W Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Crowe Bros.

$10,000.00

Transcon’s 42nd Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale

Moose Jaw, SK December 12, 2019 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Black Purebreds Bred Purebreds Bred Fullbloods Bred 3/4 Simmental Open Purebreds Open Black Purebreds Purebred Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

9 12 5 1 6 2 1 36

$47,850.00 $105,100.00 $59,000.00 $4,000.00 $17,500.00 $11,150.00 $7,000.00 $251,600.00

$5,317.00 $8,758.00 $11,800.00 $4,000.00 $2,917.00 $5,575.00 $7,000.00 $6,989.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 6 - IPU 2D Pocahontas 15F $28,000.00 S: SVS Brooks 669D DS: LFE Vegas 3145A Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Mader Ranches, Wilson Stock Farms & Canadian Donors

WLB Livestock Top Cut Female Sale Douglas, MB December 14, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Purebred Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

50 50

$233,500.00 $233,500.00

$4,670.00 $4,670.00

Lot 1 - WLB 323B Rita 361F S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: TH Black Edition 8R Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$16,000.00

Lot 7 - Springcreek B Gold 44A S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: Springcreek Teddy 72U Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Wilson Stock Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 70 - Springcreek Heaven 90F S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: LFE Biss Black Advance 426U Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Black Sands

$6,500.00

Lot 10 - Springcreek Polly 82A S: Erixon Power Play 102Y DS: Springcreek Tank 57P Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Deeg Simmentals

$6,000.00

Lot 81 - Preg Recip S: NGDB Structure 34D D: Springcreek Abbey 99E Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Dana Johns

$5,750.00

Lot 3 - IPU 341A Ms Aimee 152F S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Virginias Tacoma Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$16,000.00

Lot 2 - IPU 81B Ms French Attack 60F S: FGAF French Attack 010C DS: Double Bar D Eclectic 34Y Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Skywest Simmentals

$14,750.00

Lot 5 - IPU 24D Red El Tigress 4F S: IPU Red Duty 25C DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Tyler & Erin Libke

$13,500.00

Lot 39 - Fairview Zoey 6F S: Bee Phantom 79B DS: TTU Canyon Consignor: Forden Fairview Farm Ltd. Buyer: Crossroad Farms Ltd.

$11,000.00

Lot 5 - WLB 34C Heidi 380F S: Skors High Roller 34C DS: More’s Tank 108Y Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Horner Cattle Co.

$16,000.00

Lot 2 - WLB 323B Rita 490F S: LFE The Riddler 323B DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: NA Bar Land & Cattle

$9,250.00

Lot 48 - WLB 18D Sofie 497F $8,500.00 S: SFM Stoughton 18D DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Deeg Simmentals & Canadian Donors

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Bonchuk Farms Female Sale

Virden, MB December 15, 2019 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red/Black Bred Heifers Fullblood Bred Heifers Sale Total

78 22 100

Gross

Average

$314,900.00 $102,450.00 $417,350.00

$4,037.18 $4,656.82 $4,173.50

High Selling Lots

Lot 25 - BLCC Miss Sheriff 143F S: Kuntz Sheriff 8A DS: Springcreek Wallbanger 11Z Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Elk Meadows Ranch

$13,000.00

Shades of the Prairies

Brandon, MB December 16, 2019 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Open Heifers Simmental Bull Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

23 22 1 46

$119,700.00 $99,550.00 $16,000.00 $235,250.00

$5,205.00 $4,525.00 $16,000.00 $5,114.13

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - HFL Endgame 911G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Horner Cattle Co. Buyer: First Class & Riverpoint Cattle Co.

$16,000.00

Border City Female Sale

Lloydminster, SK December 16, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Purebred Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

39 39

$325,250.00 $325,250.00

$8,340.00 $8,340.00

Lot 32 - SVS BLK Nikki 801F $30,000.00 S: Mader Walk This Way 224B DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: Greenwood & Black Gold Simmentals

Lot 58 - BLCC Miss Dealer 53F S: Erixon Dealer 63Z DS: Double Bar D True Grit Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Elk Meadows Ranch

$12,000.00

Lot 72 - BLCC Miss Revenue 169F S: Wheatland Revenue 677D DS: Kenco/MF Powerline 204L Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farms

$9,500.00

Lot 102 - BLCC Miss Rocky 213F S: Silverlake Rocky 238C DS: LFE Shur-Shot 378P Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Elk Meadows Ranch

$9,000.00

Lot 90 - BLCC Miss Future 18F S: Crossroad Polled Future D: BLCC Mr Baron 183Z Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Erisa Farm

$8,250.00

Lot 11 - DHS Ms Red hitman 41F S: MRL Hitman 12D DS: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Boundary Ranch

$10,000.00

Lot 16 - CSC Felicity 18F S: TNT Tanker U263 DS: RCC/TCF Line Drive M181 Consignor: Corner Stone Cattle Co. Buyer: Les Vandersype

$10,000.00

Lot 26B - Crowe Button 15G S: WAGR Driver 706T DS: Mr CCF Vision Consignor: Crowe Bros. Buyer: Ultra Livestock

$9,000.00

Lot 10 - DHS Ms Hitman 29F S: MRL Hitman 12D D: MRL To The Max 70Z Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: X-T Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 4 - Black Gold Ms Perry 141F S: Starwest Bryck DS: Southseven Mr Adonis 96Z Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Labatte Simmentals & Circle 7

$23,000.00

Lot 1 - Black Gold Ms Ari 8F S: DFM Marcus 14M DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Starwest Simmentals

$17,000.00

Lot 12 - RWR Cinder 42F S: Westgold Standout 42Z DS: Champs Wallace Consignor: Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Buyer: Noble Country Estates

$15,500.00

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Westgold Farms Ltd. 4th Production Sale Lloydminster, SK December 18, 2019 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

56 56

$203,150.00 $203,150.00

$3,628.00 $3,628.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2 - KHG Alexis 80F S: Westgold Red Chief 136Y DS: Skors Dream On 124U Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Rusylvia Cattle Co.

$10,000.00

Skor Simmentals Female Herd Dispersal Innisfail, AB December 19, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler & Don Oberg Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Black Purebred Bred Cows 122 Black Purebred Bred Heifers 46 Black Open Heifers 66 Purebred Bred Cows 98 Purebed Bred Heifers 21 Purebred Open Heifers 59 Sale Total 412

Gross

Average

$569,130.00 $211,180.00 $192,450.00 $548,700.00 $129,590.00 $207,550.00 $1,858,600.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 53 - Skors Red Renowned 125A S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: STF Starquest N114 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Leewood Ranch

$4,665.00 $4,591.00 $2,916.00 $5,599.00 $6,171.00 $3,518.00 $4,511.00

$16,500.00

Friday Night Lights 8th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB December 20, 2019 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Lots Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

54 54

$873,700.00 $873,700.00

$16,180.00 $16,180.00

Lot 2A - Black Gold Ms Soda Pop 90G S: WHF Limitless B011 DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranches

$55,000.00

Lot 26 - KHG Dazzle 102F S: Crossroad Subaru 73C DS: KHG Montana 6T Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Boulder Bottom Stock Farm

$9,000.00

Lot 4 - KHG Crimson 134F S: LFE Explorer 388C DS: R Plus 7167T Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Boulder Bottom Stock Farm

$8,000.00

Lot 27 - KHG Andrea 106F S: Westgold Standout 42Z DS: Mr Utah Lane 8U Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Blushrose Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 53 - KHG Dawn 34F S: RKTS Colossus 11A DS: Drake Poker Face 2X Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Bridgeway Livestock

$6,200.00

Lot 286 - Skors Farren 240F $14,500.00 S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: SHS Enticer P1B Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals, Red Top Livestock & Stout Bros. Simmentals Lot 35 - Skors Kassia 406B S: Skors Black Enticer 4W DS: MRE Mickey Kat 4M Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 178 - Skors Black Tessa 180A S: Skors Black Enticer 4W DS: CNS Dream On L186 Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 236 - Skors Ms Candy 65F S: 3D Blk Full Throttle 483X DS: Ankonian Red Caesar Consignor: Skor Simmentals Buyer: Wilson Stock Farm

$13,500.00

Lot 38 - RF/Rust Royal Treasure 993G S: RF/Rust Stimulus 610D DS: NUG Royal Red 324A Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Brayden Thompson

$46,000.00

Lot 3A - RF Certainly Flirtin 970G S: RF Capacity 742E DS: Wheatland Stout 930W Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Rust Mountain View Ranch

$45,000.00

Lot 4B - SVS Black Sage 911G S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: R Plus Reloud 2006Z Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranches

$40,000.00

Lot 12 - Sunny Valley Truffle 16F S: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z DS: MRL Red Whiskey 101B Consignor: Sunny Valley Simmentals Buyer: KT Ranches

$36,000.00

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Checkers Simmental Sale

Ponoka, AB December 21, 2019 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Heifers Simmental Bull Frozen Genetics Sale Total

48.5 1 49.5

Gross

Average

$264,600.00 $10,000.00 $19,100.00 $293,700.00

$5,455.00 $10,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 10 - Circle G Red Magic 840F S: SVS Scout 665D DS: WXR Redpaths Kosmo 38Z Consignor: Circle G Simmentals Buyer: Swan Lake Farms

$5,568.00

$30,000.00

Red Deer, AB December 22, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Fullblood Bred Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

22 5 27

$158,000.00 $25,800.00 $183,800.00

$7,182.00 $5,160.00 $6,807.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 8 - Applecross Penny 8F S: FGAF Woweffect 016A DS: Anchor “T” Ikon 1H Consignor: Applecross Cattle Buyer: Virginia Ranch

$14,500.00

Red Deer, AB December 22, 2019 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Bulls Black Bred Heifers Black Open Heifers Red Bred Heifers Red Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lot 22 - NUG Sparkle 69G S: NUG Encore 259E DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$11,000.00

Lot 47 - Rut Dustys Cream Soda 16G $10,000.00 S: Profit DS: JF Milestone 999W Consignor: Dusty Rose Cattle & Diamond R Stock Farm Buyer: Cold Creek Canyon & Stevens Genetics

Lot 24 - Skywest Franceca S: Kuntz Duramax 12D DS: Great Guns TX Gus 124X Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Applecross Cattle

$11,000.00

Lot 9 - Applecross Catrina 7F S: FGAF Woweffect 016A DS: Sanmar Polled Pharao 12P Consignor: Applecross Cattle Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 22 - BLL Flair 856F $8,500.00 S: Gibbons Jeremiah DS: Anchor D Mr Gibbs 20Z Consignor: Beechinor Land & Livestock Ltd. Buyer: Starwest Farms Ltd.

Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black Simmental Sale XXII

Sale Summary

$12,000.00

Lot 27 - Skywest Francene $14,000.00 S: FGAF Barbossa 707X DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale

Sale Summary

Lot 7 - MMWK Syrup 58F S: Springcreek Lotto DS: MRL 38X Consignor: Willow Creek Simmentals Buyer: First Class

Lots

Gross

Average

2 1 5 6 8 27

$10,500.00 $4,000.00 $18,700.00 $34,100.00 $32,800.00 $100,100.00

$5,250.00 $4,000.00 $3,740.00 $5,683.00 $4,100.00 $4,550.00

Lot 106 - City View Tara 34F S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: CMS Universe 838U Consignor: City View Simmentals Buyer: Bar CL Farms and L&J Farms

$11,500.00

Lot 120 - BLI Grace 905G S: R Plus Uppercut 6103D DS: LFE BS Lewis 391A Consignor: SIBL Simmentals Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 103 - Red Top Glamour 28G S: Skors Bootlegger 102D DS: Tess Black Rampage 71W Consignor: Red Top Livestock Buyer: Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.

$9,500.00

Lot 104 - Red Top Genevieve 104G S: Skors Bootlegger 102D DS: Rust Bull 66Z Consignor: Red Top Livestock Buyer: KD’s Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 107 - City View Boss Lady 73F S: BGS/BM Captain Scream 63D DS: Mr Ishee Unique 634 Consignor: City View Simmentals Buyer: Mavv Farms Inc.

$8,000.00

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Simmental On The Move

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Simmental on the Move

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By Randy Bollum Simmental Country Sales Representative

t’s bull buying time again – one of the most fun times of year for the beef cow-calf producer. Yes, one of the fun times, but also one of the most critical times of the year when both seedstock producers and commercial cow-calf cattlemen need to give a hard look at their current status and a futuristic preview of where they want to be in the years and decade ahead. As you well know, the genetic progression of a cowherd is usually a long term project where generation intervals are slow compared to our meat supply competitors in the swine and poultry businesses. The genetic component of your “factory,” or cowherd, that produces one of your annual biggest incomes, usually takes years to move in one direction or another. Matching the genetic potential of our cowherd and bull battery to your environment, land and feed supply, labor situation, and end market or beef consumer’s plate is your goal. Not an easy task, but this is the mission every cattleperson will handle… or let slide… your choice. No easy solutions, and no quick decision to take lightly, if you want to optimize your production and marketing goals. Through the entire year I am thinking of options and researching possible solutions for my own beef herd virtually every day as I go about my routine. One of my “pet peeves” is when I hear someone say, “I don’t need a new bull this year.” In my mind and experience, a better line of thinking is that a serious beef cattleman/businessman should ALWAYS be looking for a new herd bull. Whether you are a seedstock breeder or a commercial cow-calf producer you had better be ready to add

him to your bull lineup or semen tank. If you can improve what you already have you better plan to make room for it. Fortunately within the Simmental breed there are both large numbers to pick from, and several different types of registered Simmental cattle available. Whatever your program needs, there are probably Simmental bulls out there that can fill the need. Just to name a few general types, there are fullblood, domestic purebred, percentage, red and white color, blacks, reds, blaze faced, horned, polled, high growth, calving ease, bigger framed, smaller framed, higher milking ability, moderate milk, plus herds that can supply data to verify more traits that are required in your unique programs. Look through this February “Herd Sire” Issue, as well as our last month’s January “Commercial Country” Issue, for ads from seedstock suppliers across the country. Use these ads to source bulls or semen that can add to your herd’s genetic value. The decisions made in making your matings in 2020 are instrumental in determining your financial rewards this fall when trying to sell bred heifers, next year marketing the resulting 2021 born calves, throughout the next decade when the retained heifer calves become producing cows in your herd, and eventually determining the final value of your entire herd at your retirement dispersal sale or when you pass the herd on to your family’s next generation carrying on your enterprise. Good luck in your search for the right genetics – I am sure the product is out there that meets your needs. Happy bull shopping!

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ABC Cattle Co................................................ 87 Adair Ranch.............................................. 39, 83 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 93 Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 90 Alta Genetics.................................................. 94 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals Ltd............ 83, BC Applecross Cattle..................................... 51, 83 Arrow Creek Simmental.................................. 36 Artisan Farms................................................. 93 Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.................... 26, 87 Aumack Simmentals....................................... 87 B Bar C Simmentals......................................... 9 Bar 5 Farms.................................................... 90 Bar CL Livestock...................................... 27, 83 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 83 Big Rock Simmentals..................................... 83 Black Chrome Livestock................................. 99 Black River Farms.......................................... 90 Blacksand Cattle Company............................ 89 Blue Moutains Farm....................................... 90 Blushrose Simmental Farm...................... 31, 87 Bohrson Marketing Services... 13, 16, 52, 94, 99 Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 89 Boomer Creek Livestock................................ 90 Bouchard Livestock International........... 4, 5, 94 Boundary Ranch............................................. 87 Bova-Tech Ltd................................................. 94 Bow Valley Genetics....................................... 94 Brooksland Farms.......................................... 90 Brown, Grady.................................................. 93 Canadian Bull Congress................................. 93 Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 94 Carey, Brent.................................................... 93 Cattle Cures.................................................... 93 Chestermere Stock Farms.............................. 51 Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 83 City View Simmentals..................................... 87 Clearwater Simmentals............................ 27, 83 Coulee Crossing Cattle Company.................. 41 Crossroad Farms............................................ 87 Curtis Simmentals.......................................... 37 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 83 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd.......... 94 Deeg Simmental............................................. 83 Destiny Simmentals........................................ 90 Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 84 DJ Farms........................................................ 90 Don Heggie Simmentals................................. 84 Donovandale Farms....................................... 90 Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 91 Dorran Marketing Inc...................................... 93 Dorran, Steve................................................. 93

Double Bar D Farms........................... IFC, 1, 87 Double G Simmentals..................................... 87 Downey Farms......................................... 36, 89 Downhill Simmentals...................................... 36 Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................. 91 Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 91 Eagle Ridge Simmentals.......................... 27, 84 East Poplar Simmentals........................... 22, 88 Edge, Dean..................................................... 93 EDN Simmentals............................................ 88 Elm Tree Farms.............................................. 91 Erixon Simmentals.......................................... 88 Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 83 Ferme Gagnon Farm...................................... 92 Ferme Gagnon Inc.......................................... 43 First Class Cattle Marketing....................... 7, 94 Flying TL Simmentals..................................... 37 Foley Simmentals........................................... 91 Genex............................................................. 94 GJR Simmentals............................................. 88 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd...................... 93 Gravandale Simmentals................................. 91 Green Valley Ranch Ltd.................................. 52 Grinalta Farms................................................ 84 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd............................................ 94 Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 84 Hannah Simmentals....................................... 84 Harvie Ranching............................................. 84 High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 89 High Country Cattle Services......................... 84 Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 91 Hoegl Livestock.............................................. 88 Horner Cattle Co............................................. 36 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 91 Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd............. 94 Janzen Ranches............................................. 84 Jetstream Livestock........................................ 91 JNR Farms..................................................... 84 Keato Meadow Simmentals...................... 51, 84 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 84 Kulyk Simmentals........................................... 47 Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 88 Kuzio Farms................................................... 17 LaBatte Simmentals........................... 22, 23, 88 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................. 88 Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 84 Leewood Ranch.............................................. 17 Lewis Farms....................................... 14, 15, 84 Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 88 Lobster Point Farms....................................... 92 Lockhart Valley Simmentals........................... 21 Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 84

M & J Farms................................................... 90 M & R Cattle Co.............................................. 85 MacKenzie Cattle Company........................... 85 Mader Ranches........................................ 10, 85 Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 90 Masterfeeds.................................................... 93 Maxwell Simmentals................................. 11, 85 McCormack Family Ranch............................. 88 MCG Simmentals........................................... 85 McIntosh Livestock......................................... 88 McManus Simmentals.................................... 90 McMillen Ranching Ltd............................. 25, 88 Meadow Acres Farms..................................... 88 Meadow Acres Simmentals............................ 40 MI Simmentals................................................ 85 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 83 More Bros. Simmentals.................................. 36 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds.............................. 30 New Holland Agriculture................................... 3 Nolara Farms.................................................. 85 North Creek Simmentals................................ 88 North Hill Simmentals..................................... 85 O Double E Simmentals................................. 85 Oakview Simmentals...................................... 48 Oberg, Don..................................................... 93 O’Brien Farms................................................ 91 Oh Kay Farms................................................ 51 Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 85 Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 85 Parkhill Ranches............................................. 85 Pearson Farms............................................... 85 Perkin Land & Cattle Co................................. 48 Pheasantdale Cattle Co............................ 13, 88 Phillips Farms Simmentals............................. 92 Pieschel Farms............................................... 51 Pine Creek Simmentals.................................. 85 Porter Ranches............................................... 85 Prairie Wind Farms Ltd................................... 49 Rancier Farms................................................ 86 RDG Simmentals............................................ 86 Red Top Livestock.......................................... 51 Rehorst Farms Ltd.......................................... 91 Rendezvous Farms........................................ 90 Ririe Simmentals............................................ 86 River Point Cattle Co...................................... 91 Riverbank Farms............................................ 90 Robb Farms.................................................... 89 Robson Acres................................................. 91 Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 86 Rust Mountain View Ranch............................ 92 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 89 Scissors Creek Cattle Company..................... 49 95

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Seven-M Livestock......................................... 86 Silver Smith Farms Ltd................................... 86 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................... 86 Skeels, Dan.................................................... 93 Skor Simmentals...................................... 29, 86 Skyridge Farms.............................................. 69 Skywest Simmentals...................................... 51 Snider’s Cattle Service................................... 52 Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 86 Spring Creek Simmentals................... 32, 33, 89 Spring Lake Simmentals........................... 19, 86 Spruce View Acres........................................... 9 Starwest Farms.......................................... 9, 86 Steen Agencies............................................... 93 Stewart Simmentals........................................ 91 Stock, Mark..................................................... 93 Stone Simmentals.......................................... 86

Storebo Farm.................................................. 89 Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 92 Sully’s Farm.................................................... 91 Sun Rise Simmentals............................... 49, 89 Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 89 Swan Lake Farms..................................... 49, 89 Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 86 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.................. 33, 37, 49, 94 The Register................................................... 92 Timberlind Auctions........................................ 93 Todd Simmentals............................................ 92 Transcon Livestock Corp.................................... ................................. 19, 27, 29, 48, 51, 94, IBC Triangle 33 Simmentals.................................. 37 Triple R Simmentals....................................... 48 Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 92 Tryon Simmentals........................................... 92

TSN Livestock.......................................... 36, 90 Tymarc Livestock...................................... 27, 86 Verleysen Farms............................................. 86 Virginia Ranch.......................................... 27, 87 W2 Farms....................................................... 89 W2 Land & Cattle..................................... 16, 87 Weldehaven Farms........................................ 92 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................... 87 Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 87 Wilson Stock Farm......................................... 52 Windy Knoll Farm........................................... 92 WJ Simmentals............................................... 87 Wolfe Farms................................................... 87 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh...................................... 27, 87 Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds................................. 90 XRC Simmentals............................................ 89

#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 Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca First Vice-President Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net

Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Shane Williams East Garafraxa, ON P: 519-787-1323 C: 519-938-1220 jetslivestock@aol.com Frank Robblee Crapaud, PEI P: (902) 432-0596 frobblee@gmail.com

Second Vice-President Blair McRae Brandon, MB P: (204) 728-3058 C: (204) 729-5439 marmac@inetlink.ca

Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 C: (780) 806-3560 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca

CSA Directors

British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P: (778) 245-0175 lornewebster@hotmail.com

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

Provincial Associations

Secretary: Jan Wisse Francis Gagnon P: (604) 819-5511 Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com

Alberta President Jill Mader Carstairs, AB P: (403) 990-9187 maderranches@gmail.com

Ontario President Tina Hiddink Bloomfield, ON P: (613) 399-3239 tinahiddink@gmail.com

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd Field Person Member Services Manager: P: (403) 250-7979 Dwayne Martin Whitney DeDecker Stettler, AB memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator P: (780) 940-3510 Quebec Sue Giles dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume P: (403) 793-0409 Secretary: Katie Deeg Saint-Garmain, QC sgiles@simmental.com P: (403) 899-2291 P/F: (819) 395-4453 Simmental Country Sales Rep info@albertasimmental.com sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Randy Bollum Saskatchewan Maritimes P: (403) 540-5949 President President rbollum@simmental.com Kirsten Fornwald Kerwin Delong Processing Department & Lampman, SK Kingston, NS Member Services P: (306) 487-2557 P: (902) 765-2645 Perry Welygan meadowacres@signaldirect.ca kdelong@bellaliant.net pwelygan@simmental.com Laurie Macdonald Secretary: Carolyn McCormack Secretary: Jennie Mutch lmacdonald@simmental.com P: (306) 697-2945 P: (902) 388-1613 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca jenniemutch@gmail.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt Manitoba dleavitt@simmental.com President Administrative Assistant Andrea Bertholet Rae-Lee Erickson Cartwright, MB rerickson@simmental.com P: (204) 483-0319 YCSA Coordinator adbertholet@hotmail.com Kelsey Manske Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (306) 291-7086 P: (204) 637-2046 kmanske@simmental.com b2@inetlink.ca

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Alberta Simmental Association.........................53 Member Announcements....................................54

February 2019

Saskatchewan Simmental Association............56 Manitoba Simmental Association.....................58 Ontario Simmental Association.........................59

From the Gate Post (English)................................ 8

Quebec Simmental Association........................60

Breed Improvement (English).............................12

Maritime Simmental Association......................61

CCIA Article...............................................................20

Young Canadian Simmental Association.......62

CCA Article.................................................................24

Foundation Scholarship Winners......................63

Vet’s Advice ..............................................................28

Awards Of Excellence............................................64

YCSA Story.................................................................34

Show Results.............................................................65

CBBC News Release...............................................38

Sale Reports..............................................................70

CSA Nomination Process.....................................44

Simmental on the Move.......................................82

CSA Nomination Form..........................................45

Advertiser’s Index....................................................95

From the Gate Post (French)...............................46

CSA Contacts............................................................96

Breed Improvement (French).............................50

What’s Happening..................................................98

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What’s Happening February Feb. 2 February Freeze All Breeds Frozen Genetics Online Sale www.DLMS.ca Feb. 6 Rust Mountain View Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 6 Janzen Ranches 27th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Feb. 8 JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Feb. 9 Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull & Female Herd Reduction Sale Estevan, SK Feb. 14 Genetic Edge 21st Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 15 Triple Threat Bull & Female Sale Wetaskiwin, AB Feb. 15 Genetics Plus Online Semen & Embryo Sale with Vikse Frozen Dispersal www.DLMS.ca Feb. 15 P&H Ranching and Circle G Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 17 Rendezvous Farms 16th Annual Holiday Monday Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Feb. 19 Future Legends Simmental Bull Sale Lacombe, AB Feb. 19 M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull Sale Russell, MB Feb. 21 Mader Ranches 31st Annual Bull & Female Sale Carstairs, AB Feb. 22 Maxwell/Rancier Bull Sale Camrose, AB Feb. 24 The Ultra/Czech Mate Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 24 Triangle Stock Farm Annual Bull Sale Parkland County, AB Feb. 25 W2 Land & Cattle 2nd Annual Bull Sale Vermilion, AB Feb. 26 Crossroad Farms 14th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Feb. 27 Robb/Hoegl 15th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 28 KT/Harvie Crest Bull Sale Olds, AB Feb. 28 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Feb. 29 Lewis Farms 35th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Feb. 29 Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB

March Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3 Mar. 3

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Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK KSL Simmentals 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Severtson Land & Cattle/Trendsetter Livestock Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Double Bar D “Best of Both Worlds” Bull Sale Grenfell, SK Leewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB MCG Simmentals & RACK Red Angus 13th Annual Sale Stavely, AB

Mar. 4 Mar. 4 Mar. 5 Mar. 5 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 10 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 11 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 14 Mar. 14

Zimmer’s Spring Lake Simmentals Bull & Heifer Sale Camrose, AB Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Pheasantdale 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK JP Cattle Co. / Stewart Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale McAuley, MB LaBatte Simmentals with Guest, East Poplar 40th Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Bull Fest ’20 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB 9th Annual Chittick Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB McMillen Ranching 26th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Lockhart Valley 15th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Synergie 8th Annual Bull Sale Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, QC R-Plus Simmental 20th Annual Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Ashworth Farm & Ranch Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Winnipeg, MB Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Westgold Farms Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Built Right 7th Annual Bull Sale Provost, AB Sunny Valley Simmentals 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Skor Simmentals 18th & Final Annual Red & Black Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar-Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Place Your Bets Bull Sale Stettler, AB Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 4 Breed Spring Bull Sale Del Bonita, AB Westway/Deeg 17th Annual Bull Sale Olds, AB Transcon’s 2nd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Spring Creek “In Pursuit of Perfection” Simmental & Angus 15th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK 16th Annual Blushrose Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale Veteran, AB Rainbow River Simmentals 5th Annual Bull Sale Fisher Branch, MB Northern Classic Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB Next Generation 7th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Wheeler’s Stock Farm 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Ranchers Select Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB


Mar. 15 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 15 Rebels of the West Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB Mar. 16 South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 16 Transcon’s Winnipeg Simmental Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar. 17 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 21st Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 17 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 18 Adair Ranch 27th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Mar. 18 Meadow Acres 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Mar. 18 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 18 Ririe Simmentals Bull & Commercial Heifer Sale Lethbridge, AB Mar. 20 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Mar. 20 High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Mar. 21 Joint Venture 41st Annual Bull Sale Sangudo, AB Mar. 21 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 21st Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, QC Mar. 21 Canada’s Red, White and Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 21 Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 21 Oakview / Perkin / Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 22 Dart Simmentals & Shayson Simmentals Annual Bull Sale Goodridge, AB Mar. 23 Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 24 WLB Livestock 16th Annual Beef Bull Sale Douglas, MB Mar. 24 City View Simmentals/Ivanhoe Angus & Guests 10th Annual Bull Sale| Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 26 Anchor B/Anchorage 19th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Mar. 26 Transcon’s Red Deer Bull Sale Red Deer, AB Mar. 26 Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Mar. 27 Perrot/Come As U R Bull & Female Sale Alameda, SK Mar. 28 Kulyk Simmentals 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 29 Best Of The Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Mar. 30 Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Ceylon, SK

Apr. 13 Apr. 13

Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB Genetic Distinction 2nd Annual Bull Sale Alameda, SK

May May 2 May 16

Rust Mountain View Ranch Spring Bull Sale Mercer, ND 1st Annual Production Get Back To Grass Sale Henderson, TX

July July 1 July 22 - 23 July 23 July 24 July 24 July 25 July 26

“Herd Book” 2020 Issue Advertising Deadline YCSA Move In Portage La Prairie, MB Convention Tours Portage La Prairie, MB Simmental Innovations Portage La Prairie, MB YCSA Activities Portage La Prairie, MB YCSA Showmanship CSA AGM CSA Banquet FCSF Fundraising Auction Portage La Prairie, MB YCSA Conformation Show Portage La Prairie, MB

April Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 3 Apr. 4 Apr. 4 Apr. 9 Apr. 10

Spring Issue Of Simmental Country Advertising Deadline Wilson/Snider and Guests 2nd Annual Bull & Female Sale Viking, AB Fleming Stock Farm and RJ Livestock Bull Sale Stavely, AB Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS Spirit Of The North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Southview Ranch 19th Annual Bull Sale Ceylon, SK

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Gibraltar

Wasabi

Polled Full Fleckvieh (s) French Attack (ds) Mr Gibbs

Alcatraz

Full Fleckvieh (s) Epic (ds) Mooomba

Eight Ball

Homozygous Polled Purebred (s) Ballistics (ds) Barbossa

Ozark

Full Fleckvieh (s) Mr Gibbs (ds) Intuition

Graffitti

Full Fleckvieh (s) Precision (ds) Barbossa

Ginseng

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Rg Rd #21

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Hwy 20

Griswald

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Rimbey

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