Simmental Country February 2021

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Volume 42, Number 1

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

Simmental – The Cross-bred Solution!

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alving is well underway for most Simmental breeders and that combined with bull sale preparations makes for an extremely busy time for all. The CSA office is a hub of activity with staff busy working with its members and sales managers on processing registrations, last minute lab work results and providing information for the many sale catalogues that will be produced this year. Good things are definitely happening in the Simmental breed as we prepare for what may just be one of the best bull sale seasons yet! The 2020 fall female sale season saw very strong prices paid for top end Simmental-cross commercial heifers. Quality was rewarded as buyers saw the value and earning potential that those females will provide over their lifetime. Quality and marketing paid off especially for producers who have established programs known for consistency and combined with strong customer service. Purebred female sales were also very strong as we learned and adapted to various new marketing methods. A question that some commercial and seed-stock producers are asking is what we should expect for the 2021 bull sales and off farm private treaty sales. My crystal ball is no clearer than anyone else’s however I expect that we will see another year of strong demand especially on the top end bulls. As in past years, and like the female sales of last fall, quality and attention to detail will bring a premium. Although the beef business isn’t an easy one, it is here for the long haul and over the past year Agriculture has done very well when compared to some other industries and parts of the economy. People like beef again and now is not the time to let up on improving what we do and using better genetics is key to that improvement. Something that puzzles me is producers who will ignore the profit potential of cross-breeding through the heterosis that it provides. A 50 pound increase in calf sale weights at $2.00 per pound is $100 a calf. That multiplied over the three or four calf crops that the bull will sire is significant. While some producers like to tout the price per pound they receive on lighter weight calves, that seldom offsets the difference in actual pounds on the scale. An added bonus is the profit potential of having Simmcross females working in your herd through his daughters. Not

just any Simmental bull will do that however as not all bulls are created equal, and we still need to pay attention to details using all of the information available to make our buying decisions. A concern of mine surrounds some producer’s focus on a certain birth weight number. No one wants calving issues however we know that the actual birthweight of a bull is only one factor of indicating calving ease and sometimes maybe not the best one. A few years ago Simmental Country and another fellow breed magazine did a panel discussion on how some producers were perhaps focusing too much on purchasing low birthweight bulls and ignoring that there is a balance between birthweight and performance. Not every bull born is a ‘curve bender” of low birth and heavy weaning and in order to maintain optimum sale weights on our calves we need to be careful of how much downward pressure we put on birthweight. Like an old-timer once told me, “jackrabbits might be nice at calving but they don’t usually pay as many bills.” The old rule of thumb of a cow being able to have 7 % of her bodyweight is a gauge used by some producers however it’s amazing how many producers think that their cows are 200 pounds smaller than they actually are. Keeping that in mind it’s quite easy to expand the selection range by 10-15 pounds. Anyone who hasn’t used a Simmental bull lately will be amazed at how calving ease has been improved as Simmental breeders have worked hard at creating a more convenient and balanced product that has led to the success of the breed today. There were few complaints from cattle producers who sold $1500 Simmental calves during the 2020 fall calf run. Order buyers paid a premium for them because they know that top quality Simmental influenced cattle feed well, and that Simmental genetics contribute to the yield and desired carcass size while grading to fit today’s market demands. The only one way to join the group of satisfied producers who are marketing top dollar replacement females and feeder cattle is by using a Simmental bull and there has never been a better supply of top quality Simmental bulls available for sale. Simmental breeders welcome your visit to their farm or ranch to check out what they have available either through bull sales or by private treaty.

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Canadian Simmental Association 2021 Proposed By-law Changes The Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Board of Directors is proposing amendments to its by-laws that would recognize a 7/8 male as a Purebred Simmental rather than the current requirement of 15/16 for a Simmental male to attain Purebred status. This change has been discussed for numerous years at the CSA board level as a result of requests from CSA members. Some of the reasons for this change are: • To more accurately recognize the genetic contribution of 7/8 males at an equal level to 7/8 females which have been recognized as Purebreds since 1970. • The change of Purebred status would also facilitate the amendment to the CSA upgrade table and recognize the progeny born from the mating of a 7/8 Simmental male to a ½ Simmental female as a ¾ blood calf. • This was originally part of the 2013 by-law and upgrading table changes that received unanimous support through a CSA membership vote held at its Annual General Meeting. While all the other revisions to the upgrading table were accepted by Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC), this specific mating outcome was not approved and the CSA is currently required to recognize the calves from this mating as a 1/2 blood animal. A 7/8 Simmental female mated to a ½ blood male is however recognized as a ¾ blood calf with the reasoning that a 7/8 female is recognized as a Purebred while as stated above, a 7/8 male is not. • Purebred 15/16 status would continue to be calculated for those who require to identify that level of purity, as well as to facilitate the process of developing a 7/8 Purebred Simmental from a recorded ¾ blood parent. • This addresses the concern of this change possibly affecting export markets to other countries. It is important to note that: • This change would not result in the Canadian Simmental upgrade table being the same as the American Simmental upgrade table as the American table has some distinct differences, including recognizing Simmental animals at less than ½ blood status. • These changes will be voted on by active CSA members who are in good standing through a mail-in ballot process in the spring of 2021. • Support by a 2/3 majority of the vote is required to move to the step of sending the revisions to AAFC for final approval from the Federal Minister of Agriculture. • This change in no way affects the Canadian Simmental Fullblood registry nor does it any way make any changes to Fullblood status. We are confident that these by-law changes will influence the Simmental breed in Canada in a positive way as we facilitate growth for our members and will allow us to continue the Simmental breed’s contributions to the improvement of the Canadian beef cattle herd.

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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A Chromosome of Difference

hile EPD have been around for several decades there Since an EPD is a reflection of DNA that can be passed on to progeny, is still a lot of confusion about where they come from measuring progeny is the ultimate information, but measuring the and their use. A lot of comments I hear relate to the actual animal is a good first step. As we add progeny measures, the confusion between actual performance of a seedstock impact of pedigree, DNA and the animal’s own performance declines animal and the EPD for said animal. So let’s go back to the beginning. in overall importance. An EPD is an Expected Progeny Difference and it uses So to back up a step, each animal is the result of the DNA all the available information we have to describe an animal’s DNA they receive/contain, interacting with their environment. We call for a specific trait. The EPD uses the animal’s own performance in the actual performance/appearance of the animal the phenotype. Chromosome’s Worth ofDifference Difference its’ calculation but it is not the performance of the animal, it reflects Initially we know pedigree information on each bull. If we take AAChromosome’s Worth of So to back up a step, each animal is the result of the DNA they receive/contain, interacting with their the predicted performance differences ofisisstill the OFFSPRING. Let’sthey performance measurements of phenotype we can determine their While EPD have been around forseveral several decadesthere there stillaalot lot ofconfusion confusionabout aboutwhere where theycome come While EPD have been around for decades of environment. We call the actual performance/appearance of the animal the phenotype. Initially we from and their use. A lot of comments I hear relate to the confusion between actual performance of a look from at the following Werelate know DNA is arranged in of performance relative to other animals are managed in theof phenotype same we can and their use. A lot ofexample. comments I hear to thethat confusion between actual performance a know pedigree information on each bull. If we that take performance measurements seedstockanimal animaland theEPD EPDfor forsaid saidanimal. animal.So Solet’s let’sgo goback backto tothe thebeginning. beginning. seedstock the their performance relative to other animals that are managed in the same way (the same chromosomes andandthat chromosomes come in pairs. (Cows have 30 way (thedetermine same environment). environment). 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We environment. at pair number and same If are thepredicted environment is alone. the same, thenthea genetic lot ofcomponent the of those an animal’s EPD that from pedigree Once we know Calf 1 Calf22 Calf 1 Calf couldhave havefull fullsib sibcalves, calves,but butaaheifer heiferand andaa could performance can compare these across herds using pedigree ties. heifers receive 2 caused X bydifferences we seedifferences, betweenwephenotypes aredifferences due to genetics orbydifferences bull have obvious differences bull have obvious differences caused by chromosomes. We could in DNA.WeThis isfurther whyrefine performance create changes can now this, by lookingdata at DNAcan directly using adramatic genomic panel. This obviously also havingaacompletely completelydifferent different chromosome. having chromosome. tells us a lotEPD of information about what DNA the animal received from its’ parents and thus have full sib calves, but in an animal’s that are predicted from pedigree alone. Once we can change To further complicate things, when the sire To further complicate things, when the sire the EPD significantly as well. aand heifer and a bull have know the genetic component of those performance differences, we can and dam are replicating their DNA, parts of dam are replicating their DNA, parts of Finally, since the EPD are “Expected an animalties. becomes a sire/dam and thevarious various chromosomescan can swapplaces. places.IfIfwe we to the chromosomes swap to obvious differences compare these differences acrossProgeny herdsDifferences” by usingonce pedigree passes on its DNA, we can measure the offspring and see what differences are expressed in the progeny. useour ourexample, example,we wecould couldend endup upwith withaacalf calfthat that Sire use Sire Dam Dam caused by having a We can now further refine this, by looking at DNA directly lookslike like Calf3.3.The Themultitude multitude ofpotential potential looks Calf of Let’s go back to Calf 1, 2 and 3 again. From their pedigree we would predict that they would have completely different using a genomic panel. This obviously also tells us a lot of information combinations runsinto intothe thebillions, billions, evenififwe weare are combinations runs even identical EPD, but we can see that they have different DNA. Let’s for a second assume that they were in talkingabout aboutaasingle singlesire/dam sire/dammating. mating.This Thisisisthe the talking chromosome. about what DNA its’ parents and can the same herd, the are allanimal bull calves,received born in 2020from and were raised together. Theythus are a contemporary reasonthat that weneed needEPD. EPD. reason group.EPD Their weaning information shown in Table 1. Based on the weaning information we would we To further complicate change the significantly asiswell. that Calf 1 has DNA that is superior for growth from either Calf 2 or 3, and that Calf 2 has a Onaverage averageaacalf calfisissomewhere somewhereininthe middleof ofthe On middle things, when thethesire the predict Finally, since the EPD are “Expected Progeny Differences” genetic combination that is even lower for growth. A DNA test may further confirm this and provide sireand anddam, dam,however howeverobtaining obtainingmore moreinformation information sire and dam are replicating once an animal sire/dam andis shown passes on itsin Table DNA, Calf33 more accuracybecomes or certainty toathat prediction. This the example 2. forwe these three allowsus usto tobetter betterpredict predictwhat whatDNA DNAthat thatcalf calfisis Calf allows calves. the offspring and see what differences are expressed in carryingtheir andthus thus canpass passparts onto totheir their offspring. DNA, of offspring. the can measure carrying and can on various the Table 1. Weaning Weight Performance of Calf 1, 2 and 3 Aswe weadd add information,chromosomes wecan cando doaabetter betterjob jobof of progeny. As information, we predicting differences between cattle, andare aremore more Let’s go back to Calf 1, 2 and 3 again. From their pedigree can swap between places.cattle, If and we predicting differences Calf Weaning Weight Deviation sureof ofthe theresults. results.We Weexpress expressthe theamount amountof of sure to use our example, we would 1 predict that 700they would +50have identical EPD, but we can see informationincluded includedininan anEPD EPDininterms termsof ofaccuracy. accuracy.Since Sincean anEPD EPDisisaareflection reflectionof ofDNA DNAthat thatcan canbe be information 2have different 600 DNA. Let’s -50 for a second assume that they were that they we could end up with a calf that looks like Calf 3. The multitude of passed on to progeny, measuring progeny is the ultimate information, but measuring the actual animal passed on to progeny, measuring progeny is the ultimate information, but measuring the actual animal 3 650 0 is a good first step. As we add progeny measures, the impact of pedigree, DNA and the animal’s own in the same herd, are born in 2020 and were raised potential combinations runs into the billions, even if we talking is a good first step. As we add progeny measures, the impact of pedigree, DNA are and the animal’s own Average 650all bull calves, 0 performance declines in overall importance. in overall importance. together. They are a contemporary group. Their weaning information is aboutperformance a single declines sire/dam mating. This is the reason that we need EPD. On average a calf is somewhere in the middle of the sire and shown in Table 1. Based on the weaning information we would predict dam, however obtaining more information allows us to better predict that Calf 1 has DNA that is superior for growth from either Calf 2 or 3, what DNA that calf is carrying and thus can pass on to their offspring. and that Calf 2 has a genetic combination that is even lower for growth. As we add information, we can do a better job of predicting A DNA test may further confirm this and provide more accuracy or differences between cattle, and are more sure of the results. We express certainty to that prediction. This is shown the example in Table 2. for the amount of information included in an EPD in terms of accuracy. these three calves.

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the same herd, are all bull calves, born in 2020 and were raised together. They are a contemporary group. Their weaning information is shown in Table 1. Based on the weaning information we would predict that Calf 1 has DNA that is superior for growth from either Calf 2 or 3, and that Calf 2 has a genetic combination that is even lower for growth. A DNA test may further confirm this and provide more accuracy or certainty to that prediction. This is shown the example in Table 2. for these three calves.

Table 1.1. Weaning of Calf Calf1,1,2 2and and Table WeaningWeight WeightPerformance Performance of 33

Where to From Here? A Bull cannot pass on their own Calf Weaning Weight Deviation performance. The performance of an individual 1 700 +50 is merely an indication of what DNA they 2 600 -50 might be carrying that they can pass on to their 3 650 0 offspring. While individual performance is useful, Average 650 0 management will dictate the expression of genetics, so performance alone can be somewhat misleading. Table 2. Weaning Weight EPD and Accuracy () of Calf 1, 2 and 3 We are really interested in what DNA the animal 2. Weaning Weight Accuracy () of Calf 1, 2 and 3 as information is added to their profilethat it can pass on to offspring. as Table information is added to EPD theirand profile possesses Table 2. Weaning Weight EPD and Accuracy () of Calf 1, 2 and 3 as information is added to their profile

I have heard the statement made that order buyers don’t pay for EPD, and this is correct. Since we are not expecting progeny from our steer calves or market animals, we care about their performance since that is what we are paid on. In the same vein, we are not paid for the performance of a sire, we are paid for the expression of his DNA If thesecalves calveswere were become sires, we could measure performance If these toto become sires, thenthen we could measure performance of their progeny and further inand those market offspring or retained females. If these calves were to become sires, then we could measure performance of their progeny further of their and refine our knowledge of their DNA. refine ourprogeny knowledge of further their DNA. EPD can’t help us with every trait of interest or refine our knowledge of their DNA. importance, but they can provide us some insight Information in an EPD Pedigree Starting point. Accuracy of 0.10 to 0.15 Information in an EPD into the DNA that each animal possesses and will Individual Performance within Contemporary Group Provides a good indication of the geneticsof of0.10 the to pass Pedigree Starting point. Accuracy 0.15 on to their offspring. of 0.15a to 0.35indication depending on Individual Performance within Contemporaryanimal. GroupAccuracy Provides good of the genetics ofDescribing the DNA does not necessarily tell the trait animal. Accuracy of 0.15 to 0.35 depending on to buy or use in our own situations, us what DNA DNA Markers Contributes a lot of accuracy to young animals the trait (animals without progeny records) Accuracy of and this will be tackled in future articles. DNA Markers a lottrait. of accuracy to young animals 0.30 to 0.60 Contributes depending on the Progeny/Daughter Records Provides a true measure of progeny differences. (animals without progeny records) Accuracy of Accuracy of 0.30 depending on number 0.30toto0.99 0.60 depending on theoftrait. progeny Progeny/Daughter Records Provides a true measure of progeny differences. Accuracy of 0.30 to 0.99 depending on number of Where to From Here? progeny Information in the EPD Information in the EPD Calf Pedigree Performance DNA Calf Pedigree Performance DNA 1 61 (0.15) 70 (0.30)70 (0.50) 70 (0.50) 1 61 (0.15) 70 (0.30) 61 (0.15) 54 (0.30)50 (0.50) 50 (0.50) 2 2 61 (0.15) 54 (0.30) 3 3 61 (0.15) 61 (0.30) 61 (0.15) 61 (0.30)62 (0.50) 62 (0.50)

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trait of interest or importance, but they can provide us some insight into the DNA that each animal possesses and will pass on to their offspring.

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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

Benefits of having and using a Breeding / Vaccination Wheel

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here are a lot of breeding wheels available and I believe every producer should have one posted in their barn, shop or processing area as they serve a very good purpose in many ways. All the wheels I have seen used in veterinary practice or in the pharmaceutical industry base every thing on the 365-day year. The beauty is whatever you do today like breed a cow, vaccinate a calf implant a calf has a bearing on what to do or what may happen in the future. I would always carry these wheels with me in the practice vehicle as well. If you have breeding dates you can get expected calving dates. As examples if one looks at this often enough it may help with current decisions at calving time. If one is straining with no progress and is actually 7 days early based on the average date for that breed it may mean twins are coming and we have a malpresentation. If over 10 days to two weeks are we talking a very large bull calf is coming or is the cow a week early from the next cycle? We all know very well the variation is gestation between individual animals but also the breeds. If we use the breeding wheels you start to recognize those bulls that have shorter gestations on their calves that can be very desirable. On the flip side if one knows when you want to start calving go backwards to the breeding date. If really finetuning remember leap year is every four years and needs to be adjusted for but was last year so have three more years to wait! Breeders with two breeds that fine tune will breed for instance their Angus starting a few days later knowing they have a shorter gestation 283 days versus 286-287 for some continental breeds such as Simmental. If a real small calf is born check the breeding wheel. If gestation was within normal limits this calf was dysmature meaning a retarded level of growth potentially due to placental insufficiency or some other cause. I would use the breeding calendar for many things I treat. Treatments or surgical procedures, anesthetics may have some contra indications on pregnancy or the stage of pregnancy so a breeding wheel if you have an AI date can help give you an odds or prognosis of something going wrong. Can the procedure wait until calving or do we need to give it now because we can’t wait that long. Products like sodium iodide for lumpy jaw or wooden tongue have a contraindication on the label that it may cause abortions. Certain products such as naquasone for udder edema have a steroid in it so can induce calving on a heavily pregnant cow. You may or may not want that to happen so always consult with your veterinarian if any concern over pregnancy. Other

minor procedures we find pregnant cows are pretty resilient but high levels of cortisol release could cause induction of labor if far along or early embryonic death if cows are not very far along. The middle third of pregnancy is probably overall the safest. Some breeding wheels have the three trimesters identified on them. If needing to induce a cow to calve because of being down or very thin with twins or any other medical reason it is critical you look at a gestation wheel or table to see if the induction will potentially result in a live calf. Too early and the calf will not be viable or have difficulty breathing. I would like to see a breeding wheel also having a synchronization wheel super imposed. That way if setting up timed AI one could see how many days since calving and it would give you the dates to remove the CIDR and give the GNRH and prostaglandin. The dates and timing are so critical on these things that the wheel is the maybe old style way of determining when a cow is ready to breed. Generally it takes minimum of thirty days for that cows uterus to clean up so I wouldn’t breed before that. I realize if not now surely in the near future well have an app to do this sort of thing. In the meantime the wheel or gestation table is valuable and helping with individual and herd decisions. Everything we do on a year round basis really revolves around the calving date from when we breed to giving vaccinations to parasite treatment to revaccinating both for the cow plus calf. For the commercial producerimplanting steer calves or re-implanting are based on time or age. Wheels are available for the scours vaccine and application and as we often say timing is everything. But timing for you versus you is generally based on when the calving period is. Everyone is adjusted forward or backwards using the wheel. I believe the Simmental one was based on a Holstein wheel which is why the gestation period calendar is only 280 days there is a dry down date which is when dairy cows are stopped being milked (60 days prior to calving) and there is a preg check at 42 days gestation which is commonly when dairy cows are preg checked. Those items simply can be ignored and tack on about an average gestation of 285 days but if you want to be 287 simply add the extra time to the projected calving date and it will work. This was a great idea and if one fine tunes it and adds on some suggestions of a vaccination wheel together with synchronization you would have a very good tool to help with your management on a year round basis as well as help with decisions on the treatment, or calving out of individual cows.

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YCSA Article

YCSA

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anitoba Simmental breeder Blair McRae says he observed one of the best examples of the value of being involved in the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA), long after he was a member of the association himself. It was during years when his own kids were showing cattle in YCSA events and he was helping as a volunteer. McRae, who along with family members own and operate Mar Mac Farms near Brandon, MB, says he recalls one youngster in particular who was involved in a YCSA competition called Sales Talk where McRae was a Blair McRae judge. Sales talk is a contest involving a mock sales situation—the YCSA member has to make a pitch to sell their animal to buyers. “The first year he would have been in the Peewee division,” says McRae. “Just a young fella and he was nervous and his mom was with him, holding his hand; he could barely put two words together, and he was just about in tears.” But, the boy came back for the Sales Talk competition the next year.

Lois, Brett, Chantel, Blair & Melissa McRae “It is being involved in programs such as the YCSA that really helps young people gain confidence in themselves and learn to be able to talk to adults,” he says. “It gets them out of their comfort zone. If they didn’t have something like YCSA that shyness might be something they deal with their whole life.” And McRae speaks with some measure of experience, admittedly at one time being a “shy kid” himself. McRae was involved with the YCSA program since the beginning. He didn’t just join YCSA back in the early 1980s he was one of the founders. He was part of the original group of young people from across Canada who gathered in Calgary on a winter weekend some 40 years ago, and after a day of brain storming agreed on the YCSA name as well as the mandate, structure and “seven key pillars” of the organization that still thrives today.

“It is being involved in programs such as the YCSA that really helps young people gain confidence in themselves and learn to be able to talk to adults”

Blair in blue on left at the YCS tour at Cedar Ridge Farms 1981

“The second year his mom was still with him, but she stood some distance away and he was somewhat better, still pretty hesitant. But then the third year he came back, and he was away. His mom was nowhere to be seen and he was able to tell us everything we wanted to know about that calf.

That YCSA founding committee, made up of young Simmental breeders between the ages of 18 and 23, was brought together at the invitation of the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA). In 1980, the CSA had been in operation itself for about 10 years, and board members felt it might be time to develop a youth program.

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Representing the CSA at the Calgary meeting were Earl Ballard, of Saskatchewan one of the pioneers who introduced the Brett & Melissa showing at the beef breed to YCS show in Hamiota Canada. He was chair of the CSA youth committee. And he was joined by Alex Mills of Alberta, who was CSA youth coordinator. Also at the meeting was Ted Pritchard, editor of Simmental Country Magazine. “I am not exactly sure how I got invited,” says McRae. “I use to help the Bar 5 at shows in Manitoba. Bar 5 was one of the big players in the Simmental breed in those days and it was probably through that connection I was asked to go.” Joining McRae at that planning session were Barry Gilbert of Richmond, BC, Darrell Rothlisberger of Okotoks, AB, Bruce Bieber of Olds, AB; Deanne Groeneveld of High River, AB; Rick McIntyre of Whitewood, SK; Ken Alexander of Eastend, SK and Lynda Bere of Arva, ON. “I knew Rick McIntyre and Ken Alexander a bit, but none of us were really that close, most met in Calgary for the first time,” says McRae. The group met to discuss the possibility of creating a youth organization of the Canadian Simmental Association. “I remember we did a lot of talking and a lot of ideas were thrown around that Saturday afternoon,” says McRae. “But we certainly didn’t have a plan and I was sort of thinking maybe we were just spinning our wheels.” “But at the end of the afternoon, Ted Pritchard said to us young people, after supper you go back to the hotel and see if you can come up with a plan. I think Mr. Pritchard thought we were spinning our wheels too. “So back at the hotel we talked a good part of the evening and someone must have been taking notes. And there really wasn’t anyone who took charge. We just talked about what we thought this youth organization should look like.” The next morning they presented their ideas to the CSA members and Ted Pritchard. “As we gave our presentation, I can still see the look on Ted Pritchard’s face,” says McRae. “He was surprised and impressed. Somehow in our evening discussions we had not only come up with a name for the organization, but also a plan for the structure, and it-s objectives and the type of projects it would offer. The evening before I think Ted Pritchard was doubtful we would come up with anything, but once he heard our presentation he became a major supporter of YCS.”

That weekend of brainstorming and planning got YCSA started. “From there we all just headed home to our respective provinces, and the next step was to organize provincial YCSA organizations,” says McRae. Young Simmental producers in Manitoba eagerly supported a provincial chapter, he recalls. “There were probably some meetings, but I particularly remember a summer tour in 1981 that was very well attended,” says McRae. “That would have been our first major event. We toured a number of Simmental farms in southwest Manitoba during the weekend. There were some judging and showmanship workshops as well. The idea of a YCSA got off to a great start.” Being in his early 20s for the founding weekend of the YCSA in 1980, McRae says it wasn’t long before he “aged out” as a YCSA member which had an age maximum of 25 years. Over the years he has always been part of the family farming operation, which today involves himself and his wife Lois and their children Brett and Melissa. His own children were involved in the YCSA, and he has helped out in various volunteer capacities over the years. As well during six years of service on the board of the Canadian Simmental Association, which ended in 2020, McRae acted as the liason between the CSA and YCSA organizations. As a couple, Blair and Lois have also supported other projects involving young Manitoba beef producers. For the past 13 years they have been instrumental in organizing the Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup — an all breeds junior show involving up to 75 young people showing about 80 head of cattle. Blair McRae says over the years the YCSA program has fulfilled many of its original objectives. “One thing we wanted the program to do was help in developing leaderships skills,” he says. “We hoped the program would encourage young people to become involved and continue with the purebred industry, as well as help develop the next generation of leaders not only for the Canadian Simmental Association but for the livestock industry. And as I look across the industry today I see many who were involved with YCSA have taken on those leadership roles.”

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Appuye sure la poteau de cloture

Par Bruce Holmquist Directeur général - Association Simmental du Canada

Simmental – La solution en croisement!

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a plupart des éleveurs Simmental sont présentement très occupés avec les vêlages et la préparation des ventes de taureaux. Le bureau de l’ASC bourdonne d’activités avec le personnel qui travaille avec les éleveurs et les gérants de vente, afin d’émettre des enregistrements, de recevoir les derniers rapports de laboratoire et pour faire en sorte que toutes les informations requises soient disponibles pour être incluses dans les divers catalogues de vente. Il se passe en ce moment plein de belles choses dans le monde de la race Simmental, et on se prépare à connaitre l’une des meilleures saisons de ventes de taureaux ! Lors des ventes de femelles de l’automne 2020, les très bonnes taures commerciales croisées Simmental se sont vendues pour d’excellents prix. Les acheteurs n’ont pas hésité à payer pour des sujets de qualité, car ils ont reconnu toute la valeur et le potentiel de gain à long terme de ces femelles. La qualité et les efforts de marketing ont été payants pour les producteurs dont le programme d’élevage est reconnu pour sa constance et son service à la clientèle. Les ventes de femelles de race pure furent également très fortes tandis qu’on apprivoisait de nouvelles méthodes de marketing adaptées au contexte actuel. Les producteurs commerciaux et les éleveurs pur-sang se demandent bien ce qu’on peut espérer en termes de prix pour les diverses ventes de taureaux du printemps 2021. Ma boule de cristal n’est pas plus claire que celle de n’importe qui d’autre, toutefois j’anticipe que nous allons vivre une autre année de forte demande, en particulier pour les meilleurs taureaux offerts. Comme ce fut le cas lors des dernières années et pour les ventes de femelles de l’automne dernier, la qualité et le souci du détail contribueront à l’obtention de meilleurs prix. Malgré le fait que la production bovine n’est pas un secteur facile, elle est là pour demeurer à long terme. Et, au cours de la dernière année, le secteur de l’agriculture s’est mieux tiré d’affaire comparativement à certaines industries et d’autres secteurs économiques. Les personnes aiment de nouveau la viande de boeuf et ce n’est pas le temps de cesser d’améliorer nos pratiques et d’employer la meilleure génétique comme facteur clé de cette amélioration. Je demeure toujours aussi perplexe quand je vois des producteurs qui continuent d’ignorer la source de profit potentiel qu’on peut obtenir en exploitant la vigueur hybride générée par les croisements. Un poids de vente additionnel du veau de 50 livres à 2,00 $ la livre équivaut à 100,00 $ par veau. Si on multiplie ce montant sur trois ou quatre récoltes de veaux produites par un taureau donné, cela est très significatif. Alors que certains producteurs aiment se vanter du prix à la livre qu’ils ont reçu pour leurs veaux plus légers, cela ne vient pas compenser vraiment pour la différence de poids de veau sur la balance. On peut aussi obtenir une prime additionnelle avec les filles de femelles croisées Simmental qui sont en production dans les troupeaux. On ne peut pas obtenir de telles primes avec la progéniture de tous les taureaux Simmental, mais nous devons ainsi

faire attention à tous les détails et utiliser tous les outils disponibles quand on effectue nos décisions d’achat. Je suis préoccupé du fait que certains producteurs recherchent un certain poids à la naissance chez un taureau. Personne ne veut avoir de problème de vêlage, mais nous savons bien que le poids réel à la naissance d’un taureau n’est qu’un facteur pouvant nous informer sur la facilité de vêlage, et parfois, ce n’est pas le meilleur indicateur. Il y a quelques années, la revue Simmental Country et une autre revue de race de boucherie avaient organisé un panel de discussion, celui-ci portait sur le fait que certains producteurs mettaient peut-être trop d’emphase à sélectionner et acheter des taureaux ayant un faible poids à la naissance, en oubliant qu’il existe un équilibre entre le poids à la naissance et la performance. Ce ne sont pas tous les taureaux qui peuvent “défier les règles” en transmettant un faible poids à la naissance et un poids élevé au sevrage. Si on veut conserver des poids optimums à la vente de nos veaux, on doit faire attention à l’emphase qu’on place pour viser de faibles poids à la naissance. Comme me le disait un jour un vieil éleveur, “les petits veaux sont peut-être un cadeau à la naissance, mais ils ne contribuent pas souvent à payer plusieurs factures ». Certains producteurs utilisent la vieille règle du pouce qui dit qu’une vache peut donner naissance à un veau pesant environ 7 % du poids de la vache. Toutefois, c’est surprenant de constater que plusieurs producteurs croient que leurs vaches ont 200 livres de moins qu’ils le pensaient. Si on garde le tout en tête, on voit bien qu’il est très facile d’élargir notre objectif de sélection de 10 à 15 livres par veau. Quiconque n’a pas employé un taureau Simmental dernièrement sera très surpris de constater à quel point les éleveurs Simmental ont amélioré la facilité de vêlage, tout en développant des sujets plus équilibrés et utiles qui les ont menés à connaître actuellement plus de succès. Très peu de producteurs se sont plaints lors des ventes de l’automne 2020 après avoir vendu leurs veaux croisés Simmental à 1500 $. Les courtiers en bétail ont payé une prime pour ces veaux car ils savaient que les très bons veaux croisés Simmental sont faciles à alimenter dans les parcs d’engraissement, et que la génétique de race Simmental permet d’obtenir des carcasses possédant le rendement, la bonne grosseur et le niveau de classement pour rencontrer la demande du marché actuel. La seule façon de rejoindre le groupe des producteurs très satisfaits de vendre des femelles de remplacement et des veaux d’embouche à de bons prix est en fait d’utiliser un taureau Simmental. Et, il n’a jamais eu une meilleure offre que maintenant de taureaux Simmental de qualité disponible sur le marché. Les éleveurs Simmental vous accueilleront à leurs fermes ou leurs ranchs, et ils seront heureux de vous montrer leurs taureaux offerts soit lors de leur vente de taureaux ou encore de gré à gré directement à la ferme.

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Amelioration de la Race

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

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Plusieurs descalculé commentaires quel’information j’entends sont reliés à la Un ÉPD est et uncomment Écart Prévu la Descendance et il est avec toute disponible pour propres performances de manièrelequel générale.est en interaction avec les ÉPD,confusion mais celui-ci performance l’animal, reflète plutôt les de l’ADN qu’il reçoit / diminuent qu’il possède, entred’un lesn’est performances d’unspécifique. animalde donné et les ÉPDildu même animal. Reprenons décrire l’ADN animalpas pourla unréelles caractère La performance réelle d’un animal est utilisée donc tout à partir du début. pourlecalculer son ÉPD, mais celui-ci n’est chez pas la performance de l’animal, il reflète plutôt les différences différences de performance prévues les DESCENDANTS. Regardons conditions La chaque performance réellede et Ainsi, sid’environnement. on fait un pas par en arrière, animal est le résultat l’ADNl’apparence qu’il reçoit / qu’il possède, de performance prévues chez les DESCENDANTS. Regardons l’exemple suivant. Nous savons lequel est en interaction avec conditions d’environnement. La performance réelle etles l’apparence l’exemple savons que l’ADN est organisé forme deque l’ADN d’un animal correspondent à les son phénotype. En premier, on connait Un ÉPD suivant. est un ÉcartNous Prévu chez la Descendance et il est calculé avec toutesous l’information disponible pour est organisé sous forme de chromosomes, et les chromosomes sont organisés en paires (les vaches d’un animal à son phénotype. En premier, on connait les informations décrire l’ADN et d’unles animal pour un caractèresont spécifique. La performance réelle (les d’un animal est utilisée chromosomes, chromosomes organisés en paires vaches informations surcorrespondent la généalogie de chaque taureau. Si on recueille sur desla généalogie possèdent 30 paires ou un total de 60 chromosomes). Simplifions le tout avec notre exemple et taureau. Si on recueille des données de performance de son phénotype, nous pouvons alors pour calculer son ÉPD, mais celui-ci n’est pas la performance de l’animal, il reflète plutôt les différences possèdent 30 paires ou ununchromosome. total de 60 chromosomes). Simplifions le tout donnéesde dechaque performance de son phénotype, nous pouvons alors déterminer considérons seulement déterminer sa performance comparativement à celle d’autres animaux qui sont gérés de la même façon de performance prévues chez les DESCENDANTS. Regardons l’exemple suivant. Nous savons que l’ADN avec notre exemple et considérons seulement un chromosome. sa performance comparativement à celle d’autres animaux qui sont gérés de (le même environnement). est organisé sous forme de chromosomes, et les chromosomes sont (les qu’on vachesa deux Dans cetorganisés exemple,en onpaires peut voir Dans cet exemple, peutde voir qu’on veaux issus des parents mêmes(Veau Taureau possèdent 30 paires ouon un total 60 chromosomes). Simplifions leissus tout avec notre exemple et 1la veaux des mêmes etmême façon (le même environnement). Mère a deux considérons chromosome. Veau 2), qui possèdent des chromosomes parents (Veau 1seulement et Veauun2), qui possèdent des chromosomes complètement complètement différents deleurs leurs parents, et différents Dans cet exemple, de on peut voir qu’on a deux par conséquent ils peuvent avoir un ADN Taureau veaux issuset despar mêmes parents (Veau 1 et Mère parents, conséquent complètement différent pour les différents Veau 2), qui possèdent des chromosomes ils peuvent avoir un ADN caractères. Dans le monde réel, un bon x = complètement différents de leurs parents, et exemple pourrait êtredifférent les taureaux et les complètement par conséquent ils peuvent avoir un ADN génisses. Nous savons qu’un taureau reçoit pour lesdifférent différents complètement pour les différents Veau 1 Veau 2 Génétique Environnement Phénotype un chromosome X et un Y sur la paire caractères. Dans le monde réel, un bon caractères. Dans le monde numéro 30, et que les génisses reçoivent exemple pourrait être les taureaux et les réel, un bon X.exemple deux chromosomes On peut ainsi avoir génisses. Nous savons qu’un taureau reçoit Veau 1 deux veauxêtre issus les des mêmes parents, pourrait Le même environnement est ce qu’on appelle un groupe de régie. Un Veau 2 un chromosome X et untaureaux Y sur la paire toutefois génisse et unNous taureau groupe contemporain est simplement une notion plus raffinée. Celui-ci inclut et les30,une génisses. numéro et que les génisses reçoivent présenteront des différences évidentes compte tenu qu’ils ont des chromosomes complètement Le même environnement est ce qu’on appelle un groupe de régie. Un groupe contemporain est deux chromosomes peut ainsi avoir savons qu’unX. Ontaureau les animaux de même sexe, qui sont environ du même âge et qui sont élevés différents. simplement une notion plus raffinée. Celui-ci inclut les animaux de même sexe, qui sont environ du deux veaux issus des mêmes parents, reçoit un chromosome dans le même même Sileles conditions d’environnement sont les sont les âgeenvironnement. et qui sont élevés dans même environnement. Si les conditions d’environnement génisseetettransmettent un taureau leur Pour compliquer davantage les choses, quand le taureau ettoutefois la vache une répliquent X et un Y sur la paire mêmes, et bien les différences qu’on voit au niveau du phénotype sont dues ou aux mêmes, et bien les différences qu’on voit au niveau du phénotype sont dues à la génétique présenteront des différences évidentes compte tenuADN, qu’ilsdes ontsections des chromosomes complètement des différents chromosomes différences d’ADN. Voici pourquoi les données de performance peuvent apporter des changements Taureau différents. peuventnuméro changer de30, place.et Avecque notre les exemple,àonla génétique ou aux différences d’ADN. Voici pourquoi les données de Mère dramatiques des ÉPD d’un animal qui seraient prédits seulement à partir de sa généalogie. Lorsqu’on peut obtenir un veaureçoivent qui ressemblerait au Veauperformance 3. deux peuvent apporter des changements dramatiques des ÉPD d’un Pour compliquer davantage les choses, quand le taureau etgénisses la vache répliquent et transmettent leur connait mieux la composante génétique des différences de performance, on peut alors comparer ces Même si on ne parle que de l’accouplement d’un X. On peut animal qui seraient seulement à partir degénéalogiques. sa généalogie. Lorsqu’on ADN, deschromosomes sections des différents chromosomes différences entreprédits les troupeaux en se servant des liens taureau avec une vache donnée, on peut parler de Taureau peuventainsi changeravoir de place.deux Avec notre exemple, connait on Mère veaux mieux la composante génétique des différences de performance, on milliards de combinaisons possibles. Voici pourquoi On peut maintenant raffiner le tout encore plus, en regardant directement à son ADN avec l’aide d’une peut obtenir un veau qui ressemblerait au Veau 3. issus peut alors ces différences entre les fournit troupeaux end’information se servantaudes on a besoin desdes ÉPD.mêmes parents, pucecomparer d’analyse génomique. Évidemment, cela nous beaucoup sujet de l’ADN Même si on ne parle que de l’accouplement d’un toutefois une génisse liens que l’animal a reçu de ses parents et, par conséquent, cela peut venir changer significativement les ÉPD. taureau avec une vache peutetau parler de de généalogiques. En moyenne, un veau sedonnée, situera on environ milieu Veau 3 un taureau présenteront maintenant raffiner le tout encore plus, en regardant directement milliards de possibles. pourquoi On peut son père etcombinaisons de sa mère, toutefois enVoici obtenant Enfin, compte tenu que les ÉPD sont des “Écarts Prévus chez la Descendance”, lorsqu’un animal devient on a besoin des ÉPD. davantage celaévidentes nous permet d’obtenir desd’information, différences à son ADN avec l’aide d’une puce d’analyse Évidemment, un père / une mère et qu’il transmet son ADN, on génomique. peut alors mesurer ses descendantscela et constater une meilleure prédiction quant à l’ADN possédénous par quellesbeaucoup différences sont exprimées chezau la descendance. compte qu’ils d’information sujet de l’ADN que l’animal a reçu En moyenne, un veau setenu situera environ au milieu de fournit Veau 3 ce veau et, par conséquent, du bagage qu’il peut son pèreont et de sa mère, chromosomes toutefois en obtenant de ses parents des conséquent, venir changer significativement Revenonset, de par nouveau aux Veaux 1,cela 2 et 3.peut À partir de leur généalogie, on pourrait prédire qu’ils transmettre à sa descendance. davantage d’information, cela nous permet d’obtenir complètement différents. les ÉPD.devraient avoir des ÉPD identiques, toutefois on voit bien qu’ils ont des différences au niveau de leur une meilleure prédiction quant à l’ADN possédé par Pour compliquer davantage les choses, quand le taureau et la Enfin, compte tenu que les ÉPD sont des “Écarts Prévus chez la ce veau et, par conséquent, du bagage qu’il peut vache répliquent et transmettent leur ADN, des sections des différents Descendance”, lorsqu’un animal devient un père / une mère et qu’il transmettre à sa descendance. chromosomes peuvent changer de place. Avec notre exemple, on peut transmet son ADN, on peut alors mesurer ses descendants et constater obtenir un veau qui ressemblerait au Veau 3. Même si on ne parle que de quelles différences sont exprimées chez la descendance. l’accouplement d’un taureau avec une vache donnée, on peut parler de Revenons de nouveau aux Veaux 1, 2 et 3. À partir de leur généalogie, on milliards de combinaisons possibles. Voici pourquoi on a besoin des ÉPD. pourrait prédire qu’ils devraient avoir des ÉPD identiques, toutefois on voit En moyenne, un veau se situera environ au milieu de son père et de bien qu’ils ont des différences au niveau de leur ADN. Pour une seconde, sa mère, toutefois en obtenant davantage d’information, cela nous permet assumons qu’ils étaient tous dans le même troupeau, qu’ils sont tous des d’obtenir une meilleure prédiction quant à l’ADN possédé par ce veau et, mâles, nés en 2020 et qui sont élevés ensemble. Ils forment un groupe par conséquent, du bagage qu’il peut transmettre à sa descendance. contemporain. L’information sur leur sevrage est présentée dans le tableau Plus on ajoute d’information et meilleures seront les prédictions 1. En fonction de l’information au sevrage, on pourrait prédire que le veau des différences entre les bovins, et meilleurs seront les résultats. On 1 possède un ADN qui est supérieur pour la croissance à celui des veaux

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ADN. Pour une seconde, assumons qu’ils étaient tous dans le même troupeau, qu’ils sont tous des mâles, nés en 2020 et qui sont élevés ensemble. Ils forment un groupe contemporain. L’information sur leur sevrage est présentée dans le tableau 1. En fonction de l’information au sevrage, on pourrait prédire que le veau 1 possède un ADN qui est supérieur pour la croissance à celui des veaux 2 et 3, et que le et veau un bagage génétique qui est moins élevé Que pourfait-on la croissance. L’analyse de à partir d’ici ? 2 et 3, que 2lepossède veau 2 possède un bagage génétique quiencore est encore moins ADN. Pour une seconde, assumons qu’ils étaient tous dans le même troupeau, qu’ils sont tous des Un taureau ne peut pas transmettre ses propres performances. La l’ADN pourrait venir confirmer le tout et cela nous fournirait davantage de précision et de certitude à élevé pour la croissance. L’analyse de l’ADN pourrait venir confirmer le mâles, nés en 2020 et qui sont élevés ensemble. Ils forment un groupe contemporain. L’information sur performance d’un individu est simplement une indication de l’ADN qu’il tout et cela nous fournirait davantage de précision etsevrage, del’exemple certitude notre leur sevrage est présentée dans le tableau 1. En fonction detableau l’information on pourrait àde notre prédiction. Cela est illustré au 2 au avec ces trois veaux. prédire que le veau 1 possède un ADN qui supérieur2pour la croissance à celuide desces veaux 2 et 3,veaux. et peut posséder et transmettre à sa progéniture. Bien qu’il soit utile de connaître prédiction. Cela est illustré auesttableau avec l’exemple trois que le veau 2 possède un bagage génétique qui est encore moins élevé pour la croissance. L’analyse de Tableau 1. Performance du poids au sevrage des veaux 1, 2 et 3 la performance d’untous individu, Tableau 1. Performance du poids au sevrage des veaux 1, 2 et 3 ADN. Pour une seconde, assumons qu’ils étaient tous dans le même troupeau, qu’ils sont des la régie présente va gouverner l’expression l’ADN pourrait venir confirmer le tout et cela nous fournirait davantage de précision et de certitude à du bagage génétique. Ainsi, uniquement la performance d’un animal peut notre prédiction. Celaen est2020 illustré au tableau 2 avec élevés l’exemple ensemble. de ces trois veaux. mâles, nés et qui sont Ils forment un groupe contemporain. L’information sur Veau Poids au sevrage Déviation être trompeuse. Nous sommes vraiment plus intéressés à connaître l’ADN Tableau 1. Performance du poids au sevrage des veaux 1, 2 et 3 leur au sevrage, on pourrait 1 sevrage est présentée 700 dans le tableau +50 1. En fonction de l’information qu’un animal possède, lequel sera transmis à sa descendance. Veau sevrage prédirePoids queaule veau 1Déviation possède un ADN-50 qui est supérieur pour la croissanceJ’ai à celui veauxle2 commentaire et 3, et 600 déjàdes entendu à l’effet que les courtiers de bovins 1 2 700 +50 le veau 2 possède un bagage génétique qui est encore moins élevé pour la croissance. L’analyse 2 que 600 -50 ne paient pas pour les ÉPD, et de cela est correct. Compte tenu qu’on ne vise 3 650 0 3 650 0 l’ADN pourrait venir 650 confirmer le tout et de précision deprogéniture certitude àissue de nos bouvillons ou de nos bovins à obtenir et une Moyenne 0 cela nous fournirait davantage pas Moyenne 650 0 destinés notre prédiction. Cela est illustré au tableau 2 avec l’exemple de ces trois veaux.au marché, on se préoccupe de leurs performances car on est payé Tableau 2. ÉPD du poids au sevrage et précision () pour les veaux 1, 2 et 3, sur cette base-là. Dans la même ligne de pensée, on n’est pas payé selon la Tableau Performance dueux poids au sevrage des veaux 1, 2 et 3 performance de notre taureau reproducteur, on est payé d’après l’expression avec l’ajout1. d’information sur de son ADN qu’on observe chez ses femelles gardées pour le remplacement Tableau 2. ÉPD du poids au sevrage () pour les veaux 1, 2 et 3, avec l’ajout d’information sur Veau Poids auet précision sevrage Déviation ou bien chez ses bovins destinés au marché. Les ÉPD ne peuvent pas eux 1 700 +50 nous aider pour tous les caractères d’intérêt ou d’importance, toutefois ils Information dans l’ÉPD Tableau 2. ÉPDincluse du poids au sevrage et-50 précision () pour les veaux 1, 2 etpeuvent 3, avec nous l’ajout d’information sur de l’ADN qu’on animal possède et qu’il 2 600 fournir un bon aperçu Veau Généalogie Performance ADN eux transmettra à sa progéniture. 1 3 61 (0.15) 70 (0.30) 650 70 (0.50) 0 2 61 (0.15) 54 (0.30) (0.50) Mieux décrire l’ADN ne nous indique pas nécessairement quel ADN Moyenne 65050 0 3 61 (0.15) 61Information (0.30) 62 (0.50) incluse dans l’ÉPD acheter ou employer selon notre propre situation, j’aborderai cela dans de Veau Performance Si ces trois Généalogie veaux devenaient en fait des ADN taureaux reproducteurs, nous futurs articles. Si ces trois veaux devenaient en fait des taureaux reproducteurs, nous pourrions alors mesurer les 1 61 (0.30) 70leurs (0.50) pourrions alors mesurer les performances progénitures performances de leurs(0.15) progénitures et70 pouvoir raffiner encorede davantage notre connaissanceet depouvoir leur ADN. 2 encore 61 (0.15) 54 (0.30) raffiner davantage notre connaissance50 de(0.50) leur ADN. 3 61 (0.15) 61 (0.30) 62 (0.50) Information incluse dans l’ÉPD Généalogie Point de départ. Précision de 0.10 à 0.15 Performance l’intérieur groupe une bonne idée bagage Tableauindividuelle 2. ÉPD àdu poidsduau sevrageFournit et précision () du pour lesgénétique veauxde1, 2 et 3, avec l’ajout d’information sur contemporain l’animal. Précision de 0.15 à 0.35 selon le eux caractère considéré. reproducteurs, nous pourrions alors mesurer les Si ces trois veaux devenaient en fait des taureaux Marqueurs d’ADN Forte contribution à la précision chez les jeunes performances de leurs progénitures et pouvoir raffiner davantage notre connaissance de leur animaux (animaux ne possédantencore pas de données Information incluse dans l’ÉPD sur la progéniture Précision de 0.30 à 0.60 selon ADN. Veau Généalogie Performancele caractère ADNconsidéré. Données sur la progéniture / les filles Fournit une vraie mesure des différences chez la 1 61 (0.15) 70 (0.30) 70 (0.50) Information incluse dans l’ÉPD progéniture. Précision de 0.30 à 0.99 selon le de descendants. 2 61 (0.15) 54 (0.30) nombre50 (0.50)

Généalogie 3 61 (0.15) 61 (0.30) 62 (0.50) Performance individuelle à l’intérieur du groupe contemporain

Point de départ. Précision de 0.10 à 0.15 Fournit une bonne idée du bagage génétique de l’animal. Précision de 0.15 à 0.35 selon le caractère considéré. Si ces trois veaux devenaient en fait des taureaux reproducteurs, nous pourrions alors mesurer les Marqueurs d’ADN Forte contribution à la précision chez les jeunes performances de leurs progénitures et pouvoir raffiner encore davantage notre connaissance de leur animaux (animaux ne possédant pas de données ADN. sur la progéniture Précision de 0.30 à 0.60 selon le caractère considéré. Information incluse dans l’ÉPD Données sur la progéniture / les filles Fournit vraiePrécision mesure des différences Généalogie Point deune départ. de 0.10 à 0.15 chez la progéniture. Précision à 0.99 selon le de Performance individuelle à l’intérieur du groupe Fournit une bonne idéededu0.30 bagage génétique nombre descendants. contemporain l’animal.de Précision de 0.15 à 0.35 selon le Marqueurs d’ADN

Données sur la progéniture / les filles

caractère considéré. Forte contribution à la précision chez les jeunes animaux (animaux ne possédant pas de données sur la progéniture Précision de 0.30 à 0.60 selon le caractère considéré. Fournit une vraie mesure des différences chez la progéniture. Précision de 0.30 à 0.99 selon le nombre de descendants.

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27th Annual Bull Sale Saturday, March 6, 2021 at the ranch, Carievale, SK

MRL 1H

S: MRL CERTIFIED 5 Brothers Sell

MRL 101H

S: IPU BENTLEY 8 Brothers Sell

180 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. Offering 50 May/June coming Two Year Olds and January/February born yearlings. • Genetically engineered to excel for the commercial cattleman. Calving ease, performance and packed full of maternal traits.

MRL 40H

S: RUST 15 Brothers Sell

MRL 50H

MISSILE x 836W

8 Missile Sons Sell & 6 Maternal Brothers by 836W

MRL 134H

S: HART STATE OF WAR 18 Brothers Sell

MRL 5H

S: PROCLAMATION 8 Brothers Sell

MRL 35H

S: SVS TYCOON 15 Brothers Sell

Carievale, SK Lee: 306-928-4820 | C: 483-8067 Dave: C: 483-8660 Jim: 306-928-4636 | C: 483-7986 Sale Barn: 306-928-2011 F: 306-928-2027 E: mrl@sasktel.net www.mrlranch.com

MRL 69H

S: SVS TYCOON 15 Brothers Sell

MRL 95H

MRL WHISKEY x 55H (Donor) 6 Maternal Brothers by 55H Donor

MRL 54H

S: MRL STATEMENT First Statement Sons Sell

Representing 50 Coming Two Year Olds

For catalogues, videos or more information please contact us!

view catalogue at

www.mrlranch.com MRL 239G

STATE OF WAR x 836W DAM

MRL 220G

S: RUST

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We’re on the move!

Monday, March 8, 2021 1:00 PM Ag Pavilion, Neepawa, Manitoba Proudly Presented by Dequier Cattle Co. Skyridge Farms Twin Meadow Livestock Farms Twin Oak Livestock Wilcox Simmentals BASKM Land & Cattle Madsen Angus

204-745-8750 204-750-2210 204-723-2386 204-723-2275 204-723-2735 204-967-2721 204-368-2335

Selling

Simmental & Angus Yearling & Two Year Old Bulls PLUS Purebred & Commercial Females

Watch for videos on www.BuyAgro.com & www.CattleVids.ca

Sale Management

Chris Poley 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson 403-363-9973 Ben Wright 519-374-3335

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Annual Bull Sale

18th

offering 90 red & black purebred simmental &percentage bulls

Your source for Proven and Progressive Genetics

• NEw online sale format • selling Monday, march 8th, 2021 •

KWA 63H - Interstate X Active Duty

KWA 54H - Steel X Red Rock

KWA 163H - Mountain X 132Y

KWA 24H - Roosevelt X Big Time

KWA 154H - Roosevelt X Red Eye

KWA 228H - Steel X Riddler

KWA 151H - Statement X Red Rock

KWA 179H - One Of A Kind X Capone

KWA 87H - Vegas X Odyssey

These quality bulls along with others will sell in March

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Farm & Ranch Ltd.

The Ashwort hs

PO Box 53 • Oungre, SK • S0C 1Z0 Kelly: 306 861-2013 • Kyle: 306 861-9352 jashworth@sasktel.net @ashworthfarmandranch

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Johnson

8 t h

A n n u a l

e l a S l l u B Ranching Exchange, Provost, AB Tuesday, March 9, 2021 • Provost Livestock

WJS 109H WJS 108H

HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

HOMO POLLED DILUTER FREE

Anchor D Macs Ego X WJS Fragrant

NGDB Structure X RF Joy’s Elegence

WJS 137H

WJS 122H

HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

DOUBLE POLLED DILUTER FREE

LRX Total Value X PHS Your Choice 54Y

RF/Rust Stimulus X WJS Owena 769E

WJS 142H WJS 129H

HOMO POLLED HOMO BLACK

HORNED DILUTER FREE

Sibelle Sugar Ray X WJS Daverna

TNT Tanker X Skors Black Mandy

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March 11, 2021 1:00 pm Spring Creek Ranch, Moosomin, SK

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

"In

Pursuit of Perfection" Bull Sale

MBJ 58H

Black Simmental

Structure x McDavid Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 99H Spark Plug x Captain Morgan Homo Polled, Hetero Black

MBJ 79H Fireball x Springcreek 17B Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 86H Fireball x Springcreek Apollo Homo Polled, Homo Black

MBJ 40H Structure x Spark Plug Homo Polled, Hetero Black

MBJ 118H – Advance x McDavid Homo Polled, Homo Black

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red Simmental

MBJ 55H

MBJ 61H

Ladies Man x Spark Plug Homo Polled

Brisk x Springcreek Brooke 68Z Homo Polled

MBJ 108H

MBJ 114H Springcreek Liner 56U x Springcreek Brooke 68Z Homo Polled

Black Angus

Sim/Angus

Spark Plug x Springcreek Lotto Homo Polled

RRAR 6H Mindbender x Bank Note

MBJ 19H Mindbender x Blue Chip Homo Polled, Hetero Black

Enhance your purchase with our Customer Care Programs - Give us a call for more information!

Sale Managed By

Brian McCarthy & Family Box 467, Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0 PH: 306.435.3590 • Cell: 306.435.7527 brian.mccarthy@live.ca

Online bidding available:

Chris Poley: 306-220-5006 Shane Michelson: 403-363-9973 Ben Wright: 519-374-3335

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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

new year always brings hope and optimism and this year we need it more than ever. The one thing that will be certain about 2021 is that it is going to be uncertain. This statement is not intended to be pessimistic but that we need to be prepared to adapt and adjust as we look for opportunities while we work our way out of the pandemic. Canadian cattle producers have shown great resiliency in maintaining business continuity through the pandemic by keeping beef on the plates of Canadians. Agriculture was deemed an essential service early in the pandemic which has allowed trade of live breeding stock, semen and embryos with the USA and Mexico to continue. This is important for market stability and business continuity. The challenge has been maintaining the personal aspect of the business when many of the networking opportunities such as shows, conferences, and sales have moved online or been cancelled all together. We all know how important personal interaction is in the beef industry and the timeline for re-opening and in what format that will be is one of the uncertainties that we will face this year. Based on the information we have at this time; we are targeting fall 2021 as a point where we will see relaxing of restrictions on event gathering size and international travel that will be closer prepandemic levels. This is based largely on the COVID vaccination schedule provided by various levels of Canadian government. However, the pandemic has affected nearly every country in the world and their schedule for reopening will be different from that of

Canada. This will continue to impact international travel and trade relations into 2022 and possibly beyond. We have a long way to go to normalize so we need to continue to be resilient and adapt so we can live our fullest lives within these conditions. Bull sale season is in high gear and balancing business while keeping everyone safe and healthy will be challenging. We have learned from our past experience that we are able to accomplish this and keep our industry moving. Our sector of the industry has been successful because we have supported each other, avoided complacency while adhering to guidelines and protocols. The number of COVID cases in most rural areas are higher now than it was in March-May peak of 2020 and the risk of transmission is greater, so we need to be more vigilant than ever. Information is available on Canadian Cattlemen’s Association and provincial health websites with guidance for farm operations on managing COVID for sales, international travel and daily operations. There are a few simple things that we can do to ensure our sales continue to be successful. Online sales have been around for several years but have become necessary with COVID restrictions on event gathering sizes. This has made it challenging for some people who may have slow rural internet or don’t have the required computer technology available. As part of your customer support program, having cattle available for viewing ahead of the sale will be beneficial for both buyers and sellers. This a perfect opportunity to talk cattle, get to know each other and get them the right bull for their breeding program.

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Bob Lowe CCA President

If our experience navigating through COVID-19 has taught us anything this past year, I believe that now more than ever, the investment in young people is vital for furthering the success of the Canadian beef industry. Our sector faces numerous challenges ranging from succession planning to consumer perceptions, access to financing and bankable business risk management tools, in addition to new hurtles arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. All these issues paint a clear picture we must prepare our young producers and industry partners to be able to maneuver these obstacles to continue to drive the industry’s growth and profitability for years to come. Last summer, we proudly celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program, where over 120 CYL graduates have been mentored by hand-picked industry leaders and have gone on to pursue excellence in their careers. In 2010, the program was introduced as a way to help provide tools and resources for young people in the beef industry to gain the experience, knowledge, and industry contacts they need to succeed. Many have acquired skills which have no doubt helped navigate them throughout the challenging times this past year has brought us. You can watch a video commemorating the CYL Program anniversary posted on the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association’s YouTube channel. One of the silver linings from the pandemic is how it has allowed us as an industry to fully utilize online tools and resources. Technology has opened up more learning opportunities to CYL participants through a “virtual engagement” webinar series hosted in partnership with program sponsors. This has allowed CYLs to take in valuable content while having the opportunity to network within their peer group and with industry partners, exploring topics like herd health protocols, succession planning, government relations, business risk management, animal nutrition, precision ag technology and more. Program participants further elevate their knowledge of the industry and gain valuable leadership skills by connecting regularly with their mentors and attending a variety of industry events. While many travel opportunities and events have been postponed or shifted to a virtual setting due to COVID-19, traditionally program alumni are also offered unique international travel opportunities in the beef industry which we hope graduates will be able to take advantage in the future when travel conditions improve. The experience is also a rewarding one for the mentor. It’s exciting to see the number of industry leaders who want to reach a hand back to help young leaders build their careers in the beef industry. It offers some nostalgia and the opportunity to learn from the mentee, as I myself had privilege of experiencing firsthand when I was a mentor in 2017.

Young people newly entering the industry, or working to maintain and grow their operations, face numerous challenges which have stood the test of time. These include access to capital and affordable land to run profitable operations, limited mentorship opportunities and the overwhelming uncertainty of knowing where to start. Over the years, watching these young leaders work to overcome these obstacles leading to professional and personal growth is gratifying, all which would not be possible without the support and training provided by the mentors. Attracting the next generation to our industry remains a key priority to ensuring we have a robust workforce for years to come. Opportunities like CYL are helping attract young people to the industry and give them the tools they need to contribute to the success of the Canadian agriculture industry, regardless if they have roots in a farming environment. Each year, CYL Program applications open from the beginning of January to the end of March, where 24 semi-finalists are then selected from an impressive pool of applicants from across the country involved in different parts of the beef industry such as cow-calf production, feedlot production, research, post-secondary studies, finance, communications and more. Semi-finalists are invited to compete in the annual CYL Selections event held in conjunction with the Canadian Beef Industry Conference where they participate in judged roundtable discussions centred around timely industry topics. From this event, 16 program participants are chosen to participate in the program each year and are paired with a hand-picked industry leader for a nine-month mentorship opportunity in participants’ specified area of interest in the beef industry, as well as awarded a $2,000 budget to put towards learning opportunities of their choosing. Mentorship focus areas have ranged from sustainable ranching to risk management and policy development research just to name a few. We are thankful for the generosity of the donors who make this program possible. Funding for the CYL Program is made available through its Foundation Partners Cargill, MNP, McDonald’s Canada and Zoetis. The program also receives support from Gold Sponsors Farm Credit Canada, New Holland, and RBC Future Launch, along with program sponsorship from the Alberta Cattle Feeders’ Association. CCA and program participants are extremely grateful for the support received by these generous partners. There is still time to encourage a young person you know to apply for 2021 CYL program. Applications are open until the end of March. Find out more by visiting www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com. With the uncertainty and trials brought on by COVID-19, this year may be an ideal year for mentors to help young people maneuver challenges a have a support system and resources to offer encouragement and guidance. I wish the best of luck to all applicants.

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Three Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) Director Positions Open in July 2021 *Nominations for election must be received at the CSA by March 26, 2021 A total of three CSA Director positions will be open in two regions as follows: • Alberta (two seats): Byron Johnson (serving first term, eligible for re-election); • Garth Rancier (serving second term, not eligible for re-election); • Quebec (one seat): Francis Gagnon (serving second term, not eligible for re-election). Election Timeline *March 26, 2021: 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 23, 2021: Ballots shall be mailed to eligible CSA Members by regular mail at least ninety (90) days prior to the AGM.

May 25, 2021: Members must return their completed ballot to the CSA by mail postmarked at least sixty (60) days prior to the AGM. June 9, 2021: The valid ballots received from Voting Members shall be opened and counted forty-five (45) days prior. July 24, 2021: 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: 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, candidate statement and a candidate photo emailed to bjudd@simmental.com . 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: (a) be an individual; (b) be a resident of the region for which the Director is being elected 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, with power under law to contract; (e) not be an employee or contractor of the Association; and (f) be a Canadian citizen. I acknowledge having reviewed the qualifications listed above, as set out in the By-laws of the Canadian Simmental 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) 43 SC Feb 2021.indd 43

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“Red Charlie” DNA Testing In the spring of 2015, the American Simmental Association had a report of a red calf confirmed to a tested homozygous black bull. While learning about this case, several sons of Remington Lock N Load, CSA # 709087, appeared to carry a red coat color variant not recognized by the existing coat color test. These bulls all tested homozygous black but sired red calves. The American Simmental Association started researching this further with Dr. Clare Gill from Texas A&M. A similar scenario was originally reported to Dr. Gill in a bull named SV Red Charlie, CSA #503119. At the time SV Red Charlie was reported, there weren’t enough samples to draw any conclusions however with additional samples, Dr. Gill discovered a mutation in the main coat color gene, MC1R. This mutation was not detected with the current coat color test, but would result in the equivalent of a red allele. The new variant, dubbed Red Charlie, causes a loss of function of the MC1R gene – similar to the existing red allele. The inheritance and functionality of the Red Charlie variant is the same as the existing red coat color allele. Red Charlie is linked only to the black allele; in other words, it is not found in conjunction with the red or the wild type alleles (the other two options for MC1R). GeneSeek validated the Red Charlie marker and launched the new red coat variant test for it in summer 2016. Breeders interested in doing a Red Charlie test on a suspect animal can order the test either as a standalone test or as an add on to the 100K test. Forms can be ordered by contacting the CSA office either by phone or email. At this time you are not able to order the forms through your CSA Online account. Prices are available as part of our fee schedule. http://www.simmental.com/PDF/Registration%20Options/CSA%20Fee%20Schedule%20Dec%201%20’20.pdf Important to know: • Red Charlie inheritance and function is exactly like the traditional red coat color allele. In other words, a Red Charlie carrier is exactly like an animal with one black allele and one red allele (heterozygous black). If two Red Charlie carriers are mated, 25% of the calves will be truly homozygous black (and appear black), 50% will be heterozygous black (and appear black), and 25% will be homozygous red (and appear red). • Breeders may receive coat color tests that say homozygous black and will need to look at the Red Charlie test/pedigree risk to truly know if the animal is homozygous black. • Tested homozygous black animals with a Red Charlie carrier in their lineage are potentially heterozygous black animals and should be treated as such. • The Red Charlie test will need to be ordered in addition to the coat color test and will have additional costs and reports. • The Red Charlie variant is strictly related to the color of an animal.

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Genetics Matter in Beef:

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Driving Profit through Genetics on the Ranch

t has been said that it is getting harder and harder to make money in the cattle business – expenses too often outweigh revenue resulting in limited profit potential. Whether you agree or not, consequently many ranchers are very cautious about making additional investments to their management systems. To many it feels as though mounting demands on how beef is being produced are becoming increasingly burdensome while at the same time technology advancements through innovation are occurring at an increasing pace with return on investment not always well-defined making implementation decisions at the ranch level challenging. Though cattle production is steeped in tradition it has also seen remarkable advancements in production and management practices in recent decades. Some of these advancement benefits have been clear-cut and have been readily adopted with immediate and direct impacts on the bottom line, others have been questioned about their value and impact so have therefore been a point of debate. Progressions in genetic information and selection tools is one of the areas where many have been skeptical. As a result, considerable opportunities and profit potential are being left on the table. As a beef cattle producer you are continually making genetic selection decisions in your breeding programs. Some may find these decisions challenging and difficult, some may find them quite easy but all know the significant implications that poor genetic selection decisions can have on their business. Some may use all the tools available and some may not. Some may feel confident in their decisions, some may not. For decades, there has been increasing amounts of genetic information made available to those trying to make breeding decisions – fertility, growth, feed efficiency, disposition, calving ease and carcass measures to name a few. Utilization and interpretation of this information can feel overwhelming as

variations and shifts in the tools continue to evolve faster than we can adapt in some cases. This has added to the uncertainty and skepticism of the tools and information. As animal breeders you undoubtedly know that the observable physical properties of an animal (phenotype) are determined by its genetic potential (genotype) and how that animal is managed (environment), or as geneticists say phenotype equals genotype plus environment. This is the key concept to understand when considering genetic decisions within your herd. While an animal may have the genetic potential, whether that potential is fully realized will depend on the environment and management strategies that is experienced by the animal. Therefore, while the genetics you choose are important; optimizing those genetic choices is heavily influenced by your management. Evaluating those decisions must be done through individual animal record keeping and benchmarking or comparing the data over time. Only then can genetic decisions be monetized or translated into profit. All beef breeds capture individual data on economically important traits for beef production and conduct genetic evaluations in order to estimate the genetic breeding potential of animals within the breed which are then reported in the form of EPDs. As data is captured on the animal and its offspring the accuracy of the estimate of its performance (EPDs) increases. In other words, the EPD will be more accurate in predicting the resulting expression of traits. Genetic evaluations and resulting EPDs for the various breeds have evolved as the economically important traits for the specific breeds and the entire beef industry have shifted. The days of pushing for maximum performance are past and we now understand that optimum and balance is a more desirable goal. Thus, the breed associations’ genetic evaluations have shifted over time. Most of the beef breeds report

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EPDs on very similar traits (birth weight, calving ease, weaning weight, yearling weight, etc.) however because these tools were developed to compare and advance the trait within the breed, the EPDs are not necessarily comparable across all breeds. While genetic evaluations and the EPD model are one of the available tools that can assist in genetic decisions, it is critical to remember that EPDs, while adding valuable information, are an estimate calculated using large amounts of data across many herds. As the science and calculations improve so too do the models change and evolve to more accurately estimate genetic potential. It is not an exact science but it is extremely helpful in choosing genetics that will help you reach your business’s production and profit goals. The advancement of genomic technology to interpret genotypes from DNA within beef cattle has further improved the accuracy of genetic evaluations, particularly on young animals with limited or no data available on offspring. The genotypic data is commonly integrated into the genetic evaluation to increase the accuracy of the prediction or the EPD. Therefore, an animal’s DNA or genotype helps to further predict the potential of the animal and the resulting offspring. Another necessary tool to help you reach your business’s production and profit goals. The genetic selection tools available to ranchers today are all cumulative and help to make better breeding decisions. No one tool is a silver bullet and none should be used in isolation. Used correctly and collectively they will move you closer to your business’s goals and help drive profit on the ranch. Continuous improvement and advancements in beef cattle genetics is a reality at both the ranch level and the industry level and so tools will continue to improve and evolve and so too will our breeding strategies. Therefore, change is a constant we must get comfortable with and we will never complete our job of genetic selection as continuous improvement drives our success.

So what does this all mean for your business? It is clear that genetic selection decisions have significant implications on your production and the resulting profit of your business. Every operation has specific areas for improvement and goals – the genetics you choose is the foundation required to achieve these goals combined with optimum management. Thus, considerable gains (or losses) in profit can be realized through your genetic decisions and so it is worth your time and investment to: 1) define the goals within your operation that will increase profit potential and the impact breeding decisions have on those goals (i.e. improved fertility, increased weaning rate, increased weaning weight, etc.), 2) understand the tools available and how to accurately interpret and utilize them in your operation, and 3) measure the traits of importance to achieving your goals within your herd and compare them over time (benchmark) to ensure advancements are in the direction you desire. There is no doubt that genetic improvements have improved production and added value to the Canadian beef industry. There is also no doubt that further genetic improvements can be made and that access to premium genetics is not the limiting factor. The question is: Are you utilizing the optimal genetics within your business to drive increased profit? Implementation, application and continuous progress of innovative genetic improvement tools can achieve our production and profit goals, whether at the individual business level or across the entire industry. We have the resources; we need to translate them into value. If you would like to better understand genetic selection tools or have questions please contact one of the beef breed associations, we would be happy to discuss how you can drive profit through genetics on your ranch.

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Thank you to Beechinor Land and Cattle for selecting The Pick Of The 2020 Heifer Calves in the New Years Resolution Frozen Genetic Sale for $26,000.00

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La Génétique Est Importante Dans Le Boeuf:

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Générer des Profits pour votre entreprise grâce à La Génétique

l a été dit mainte et mainte fois qu’il est de plus en plus difficile de faire de l’argent avec le bœuf - les dépenses dépassent trop souvent les revenus, ce qui se traduit par un potentiel de profit limité. Que vous soyez d’accord ou non, par conséquent, de nombreux éleveurs sont très prudents quant aux investissements supplémentaires pour leurs systèmes de gestion. Semblet-il que les exigences sur la façon dont le bœuf est produit, deviennent de plus en plus lourdes alors que les progrès technologiques grâce à l’innovation se réalisent à un rythme rapide avec un retour sur investissement un peu flou, ce qui rend les décisions de mise en œuvre difficiles au niveau d’une exploitation. Bien que la production bovine soit ancrée sur la tradition, elle a également connu des progrès remarquables au niveau des pratiques de production et de gestion au cours des dernières décennies. Certains de ces avantages en matière d’avancement ont été clairement définis et ont été facilement adoptés avec des effets immédiats et directs sur les marges de profits, d’autres ont été remis en question pour leur valeur et leur impact et ont donc fait l’objet d’un débat. Les progrès liés à l’information génétique et les outils de sélection sont l’un de ces domaines dans lesquels plusieurs éleveurs se sont montrés sceptiques. En conséquence, des opportunités et un potentiel de profit considérable sont été ignorés. En tant que producteur de bovins de boucherie, vous prenez continuellement des décisions génétiques pour vos programmes d’élevage. Ces décisions peuvent s’avérer difficiles pour certains, tandis que d’autres peuvent les trouver assez faciles, mais tous connaissent les implications importantes des mauvaises décisions de sélection génétique. Certains peuvent utiliser tous les outils disponibles et d’autres non. Certains peuvent se sentir confiants dans leurs décisions, d’autres non. Depuis des décennies, de plus en plus d’informations génétiques sont mises à la disposition de ceux qui tentent de prendre des décisions en matière de reproduction - fertilité, croissance, efficacité alimentaire, disposition, facilité de vêlage et mesures de la carcasse pour n’en nommer que quelquesunes. L’utilisation et l’interprétation de ces informations peuvent sembler accablantes car les variations et les

changements des outils continuent d’évoluer plus vite que nous pouvons nous adapter dans certains cas. Cela a ajouté à l’incertitude et au scepticisme des outils et des informations. Vous savez sans aucun doute que les propriétés physiques observables d’un animal (phénotype) sont déterminées par son potentiel génétique (génotype) et la façon dont cet animal est géré (environnement), ou comme les généticiens le disent; le phénotype est égal au génotype plus l’environnement. C’est le concept clé à comprendre lors de l’examen des décisions génétiques au sein de votre troupeau. Bien qu’un animal puisse avoir le potentiel génétique, la réalisation de ce potentiel dépendra de l’environnement et des stratégies de gestion que l’animal connaît. Par conséquent, alors que la génétique que vous choisissez est importante; l’optimisation de ces choix génétiques est fortement influencée par votre gestion. L’évaluation de ces décisions doit se faire par la tenue de registres et l’analyse comparative des animaux individuels ou en comparant les données dans le temps. Ce n’est qu’alors que les décisions génétiques peuvent être monétisées ou traduites en profit. Toutes les races de bovins de boucherie saisissent des données individuelles sur les caractères économiquement importants pour la production de viande et effectuent des évaluations génétiques afin d’estimer le potentiel génétique de reproduction des animaux pur-sang, qui sont ensuite rapportées sous forme d’EPD. Au fur et à mesure que les données sont saisies sur l’animal et sa progéniture, la précision de l’estimation de ses EPD augmente. En d’autres termes, l’EPD sera plus précise pour prédire l’expression résultante des caractères. Les évaluations génétiques et les EPD qui en résultent pour les différentes races ont évolué à mesure que les caractères économiquement importants pour les races spécifiques et l’ensemble de l’industrie de la viande bovine ont changé. L’époque de la recherche de performances maximales est révolue et nous comprenons maintenant que l’optimum et l’équilibre sont des objectifs plus souhaitables. Ainsi, les évaluations génétiques des associations de races ont évolué avec le temps. La plupart des races bovines calculent des EPD pour des caractères très similaires (poids à la naissance, facilité de vêlage,

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poids au sevrage, poids à un an, etc.) mais comme ces outils ont été développés pour comparer et faire progresser un caractère spécifique au sein d’une seule race, les EPD ne sont pas nécessairement comparables d’une race à l’autre. Alors que les évaluations génétiques et le modèle EPD sont l’un des outils disponibles qui peuvent aider dans les décisions génétiques, il est essentiel de se rappeler que les EPD, tout en ajoutant des informations précieuses, sont une estimation calculée à l’aide de grandes quantités de données provenant de nombreux troupeaux. Au fur et à mesure que la science et les calculs s’améliorent, les modèles changent et évoluent pour estimer plus précisément le potentiel génétique. Ce n’est pas une science exacte, mais elle est extrêmement utile pour choisir la génétique qui vous aidera à atteindre les objectifs de production et de profit de votre entreprise. Les progrès de la technologie génomique pour interpréter les génotypes provenant de l’ADN chez les bovins de boucherie ont amélioré la précision des évaluations génétiques, en particulier chez les jeunes animaux dont les données sur les descendants sont limitées ou inexistantes. Les données génotypiques sont généralement intégrées dans l’évaluation génétique pour augmenter la précision de la prédiction ou simplement l’EPD. Par conséquent, l’ADN ou le génotype d’un animal aide à prédire davantage le potentiel de l’animal et de la progéniture qui en résulte. Un autre outil nécessaire pour vous aider à atteindre les objectifs de production et de rendement pour votre entreprise. Les outils de sélection génétique dont disposent aujourd’hui les éleveurs sont tous cumulatifs et aident à prendre de meilleures décisions d’élevage. Aucun outil n’est une solution miracle et aucun ne doit être utilisé isolément. Utilisés correctement et collectivement, ils vous rapprocheront des objectifs de votre entreprise et contribueront à générer des bénéfices sur le ranch. L’amélioration et les progrès continus de la génétique des bovins de boucherie sont une réalité à la fois au niveau des élevages et au niveau de l’industrie et ainsi les outils continueront de s’améliorer et d’évoluer, tout comme vos stratégies d’élevage. Par conséquent, le changement est une constante avec laquelle nous devons nous familiariser et le travail de sélection génétique ne sera jamais terminé car une amélioration continue est le moteur de notre succès.

Alors qu’est-ce que tout cela signifie pour votre entreprise? Il est clair que les décisions de sélection génétique ont des implications importantes sur votre production et le profit qui en résulte pour votre entreprise. Chaque opération a des domaines d’amélioration et des objectifs spécifiques - la génétique que vous choisissez est la base nécessaire pour atteindre ces objectifs, combinée à une gestion optimale. Ainsi, des gains (ou pertes) considérables de rendement peuvent être réalisés grâce à vos décisions génétiques et cela vaut donc la peine de consacrer votre temps et votre investissement à: 1) définissez les objectifs de votre exploitation qui augmenteront le potentiel de profit et l’impact des décisions d’élevage sur ces objectifs (par exemple; amélioration de la fertilité, augmentation du taux de sevrage, augmentation du poids au sevrage, etc.) 1) assurez-vous de bien comprendre les outils disponibles et comment les interpréter et les utiliser avec précision dans votre opération, et 1) Mesurez les caractéristiques importantes pour atteindre vos objectifs au sein de votre troupeau et comparez-les au fil du temps (référence) pour vous assurer que les progrès vont dans la direction que vous désirez. Sans aucun doute les améliorations génétiques ont amélioré la production et ajouté de la valeur à l’industrie canadienne du bœuf. Il est également certain que des améliorations génétiques additionnelles peuvent être mises en place et que l’accès à une génétique de qualité supérieure n’est pas le facteur limitant. La question demeure: utilisez-vous la génétique optimale au sein de votre entreprise pour augmenter vos profits? La mise en œuvre, l’application et le progrès continu des outils innovants d’amélioration génétique peuvent atteindre nos objectifs de production et de profit, que ce soit au niveau d’une entreprise individuelle ou dans l’ensemble de l’industrie. Nous avons les ressources; nous devons les traduire en valeur. Si vous souhaitez mieux comprendre les outils de sélection génétique ou si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter l’une des associations de race bovine, nous serions heureux de discuter comment vous pouvez générer des bénéfices grâce à la génétique de votre troupeau.

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February

2021 Sask Simmental Bull Sale Dates... Bulls are also available by private treaty from many of our SSA members too! Find a list of members at www. sasksimmental .com

March

April

Purchase a bull from a current Saskatchewan Simmental Association member, transfer the registration paper and be automatically entered for a draw to win a

$2000.00 Sale Credit

towards the purchase of a bull or female from a current Saskatchewan Simmental Association by public auction or private treaty

w w w . s a s k s i m m e n t a l . c o m

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MSA FUNDRAISING

ONLINE SALE F E B R u a r y 2 0 th- 2 1 st Sale close out 7 PM Support the Manitoba Simmental Association in their first online semen, embryo and more ONLINE SALE, hosted by farmgatetimedauctions.ca

CSA AGM AND YCSA Show

July 21-25 - Portage La Prairie, MB

Congratulations to A.O. Henuset Ambassador Recipients Mar Mac Farms Blair & Lois McRae & Family Brandon, MB Pembina Triangle Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Blue Zone Livestock Andre Mangin Notre Dame de Lourdes, MB Keystone Simmental Association Commercial Breeder of the Year Ailsa Craig Farms David & Vicki Logan Lenore, MB

Manitoba Bull Sales 2021

February 15th RENDEZVOUS FARMS 17TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, Ste. Rose du Lac, MB 28th M&J FARMS ONLINE SIMMENTAL & ANGUS 2 YEAR BULL & FEMALE SALE, dlms.ca MARCH 3rd MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS KICK OFF TO SPRING BULL SALE, Hartney, MB 4th JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE, Mcauley, MB 8th CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL SALE, Neepawa, MB th 9 BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE, Virden, MB 10th MAR MAC FARMS SIMMENTAL RED & BLACK ANGUS BULL SALE, Brandon, MB 12th RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS 4TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 13th RANCHER’S SELECT SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, , FarmGateAuctions.ca th 14 REBELS OF THE WEST SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Minnedosa, MB 15th OAKVIEW/PERKIN/TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Darlingford, MB 15th AJB ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, FarmGateAuctions.ca 16th PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE, Killarney, MB th 18 TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 19th HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Inglis, MB 22nd TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY BULL SALE, Neepawa, MB 24th TRANSCON’S WINNIPEG SIMMENTAL BULL SALE, Winnipeg, MB APRIL 12th 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: Melissa McRae 204-573-9903 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

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Get the Advantage

Member Services Manager: Ashton Colvin Cell: (519) 357-6775 memberservices.osa@gmail.com

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February 6, 2021 MSA Annual General Meeting Virtual Look for details on our website!

April 3, 2021 MBTS Bull Sale Nappan, NS www.maritimesimmentalassociation.com

Maritime Simmental Association

MSA Board of Directors President: Kerwin Delong, NS ~ Vice President: Brent Matheson, PE Secretary: Jennie Mutch, PE ~ Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB Directors: Laura Parsons, NS ~ Lacey Fisher , NS ~ Patrick Milner, NS Wade Loane, PE ~ Geraline Van Agten, NB 63 SC Feb 2021.indd 63

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! u o Y k n Tha Thank you to everyone who bid on and purchased items in the Facebook Auction.

$6795 Was Raised!

Thank You To Our Donors... Ferme Gagnon Labatte Simmentals Brooksland Farms Genex Krista Whalen Photography Mackenzie and Karen Skeels Rancier Farms

Country Junction LaBatte Farms Ranch Mom Wellness Xcel Livestock Indian River Cattle Co. River Point Cattle Co. Barlee Simmentals

Black River Farms TC Tara Simmentals Valley View Simmentals Ontario Simmental Association Sweet Grass Ranch Todd Simmentals Maxwell Simmentals

YCSA Board Members

Gracie Falconer

Mackenzie Skeels

Katie Elmhirst

Dayne Whelan

Spencer Henry

Krista Whalen

Jade Noiseux

Brodyn Labatte

YCSA Program Coordinator Kelsey Manske 306-291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com

For more information... Find us on Facebook Instagram and www.simmental.com

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p i h s r a l Scho Recipients

2020

Bailey McCormack 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

Grenfell, SK

Bailey McCormack is 17 and currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program at the University of Regina. She calls Grenfell, Saskatchewan home where she is actively involved with her family’s purebred Simmental and Angus operation at McCormack Family Ranch. Bailey’s participation in 4-H the last twelve years led to her involvement in the Simmental breed and she is incredibly thankful for the opportunities it has presented her with. Bailey took a position on the Saskatchewan Young Canadian Simmental Association executive board around five years ago but has been showing Simmental cattle all her life. Bailey is grateful to have been able to attend multiple provincial shows as well as two national shows where she made many friendships and met the future of the Simmental breed! Bailey would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their contribution to her future and she hopes to one day be able to give back to youth like herself!

Sadie Anwender

Scholarship Won: FCSF $3,000

Radville, SK

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Rimbey, AB

Scholarship Won: Dr. Dixon $2,000

Carbon, AB

Sadie Anwender is from Radville, Saskatchewan where her family owns and operates Anwender Cattle Company along with her own herd: Me ‘N My Simmentals & Shorthorns. Sadie has grown up in the industry and been an active member of many junior programs at provincial and national levels. She kept busy with many sports, volunteering and leadership groups while in high school. Sadie has been involved in the Simmental breed since purchasing her first purebred female in 2013. She most enjoys the camaraderie and enthusiasm for advancement within the breed. She is currently a director on the Saskatchewan YCSA. This fall, Sadie entered her third year of Business Administration at the University of Regina. She plans to pursue an accounting major with hopes to one day operate her own business. Sadie looks forward to continually growing her herd in both breeds. She is appreciative of the foundation for awarding these funds and would like to thank all who donate throughout the year to make the scholarships possible.

Jessica Sperber

Jessica Sperber is currently working toward a PhD in Ruminant Nutrition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, her research focuses on feeder cattle nutrition and greenhouse gas emissions. Jessica was raised on a cow-calf and grain operation in central Alberta and completed her MS at West Texas A&M University in Meat Science and Beef Carcass Quality. Jessica currently serves as the Vice President of the Young Cattlemen’s Council and was a 2016 Cattlemen’s Young Leader. She hopes to use her technical expertise and training to obtain a career with an allied industry partner in the beef sector. Jessica has extensive interest in feeder cattle growth and aspires to explore innovative ways to feed the ever-growing population while continuing to produce the same high-quality beef that consumers love. Jessica wants to thank the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation for their generous support of young beef industry professionals.

Ryan Edwards Ryan Edwards and his family runs a purebred and percentage Simmental operation just east of Strathmore, Alberta. Their operation heavily utilized artificial insemination and embryo transplant to improve the quality of their herd. Ryan’s family consigns a few calves each year into sales. Ryan is currently attending the University of Calgary where he is studying biology and chemistry, looking to focus more into animal biology. Ryan would like to take this opportunity to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation for recognizing the importance of supporting youth and for giving him the opportunity to further his education.

Jacey Massey

Scholarship Won: Trevor Vance $2,000 Strathmore, AB

Jacey Massey is 18 years old and from Strathmore, Alberta, Canada. She has grown up showing and raising purebred Simmental cattle with her parents, Tim and Derri Massey. Jacey has also recently started her own herd of purebred Hereford cattle. Jacey has thoroughly enjoyed owning and operating New Trend Cattle Company alongside her parents. She has developed a deep passion for the livestock industry through these endeavors and they have molded her into who she is today and has also greatly impacted her future as well. Jacey is currently furthering her passion for the industry at Hutchinson Community College where she is working towards her Associates Degree in Art with an emphasis in Agriculture Communications and is also on the Livestock Judging Team. After receiving her degree in Hutchinson, Jacey plans on transferring to either Kansas State University or Oklahoma State University to further her education and to continue her career on a competitive collegiate livestock judging team. Jacey would like to thank Friends of the Canadian Simmental Foundation and the Vance Family for granting her this great honor in receiving this scholarship.

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Lloydminster Stockade Round-Up

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

November 4-7, 2020 — Lloydminster, SK — Judge: Tyson Hertz

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

BOSS LAKE MS ELLE 926G

LKCC BOLD VENTURE 194F

Sire: WS PILGRIM H182U Exhibited by: Boss Lake Genetics, Parkland County, AB

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

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

BGS/CD/GRR MS VICTORIA 172G

MJTS ODYSSEY 810H

Sire: WHF LIMITLESS B011 Exhibited by: Black Gold Simmental, Lloydminster, SK

Sire: WS EPIC E152 Exhibited by: MJT Cattle Company, Edgerton, AB

The Royal Champions Showdown Grand Champion Female

IRCC DARLIN’ 613D

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

Grand Champion Bull

IRCC ZORRO 217Z

Sire: CMS NICKLEBACK 922W Exhibited by: Indian River Cattle Co., Indian River, ON

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Canadian Western Agribition Evolution Series Grand Champion Bull

NEW TREND FINESSE 9F

DOUBLE BAR D BANKROLL 507F

Sire: HARKERS ICON Exhibited by: JM New Trend Cattle Co., Strathmore, AB

Sire: W/C BANKROLL 811D Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

SIMMENTAL SHOW RESULTS

Grand Champion Female

Judge: Colton Hamilton

DOUBLE BAR D BETTE 477F

Sire: W/C BANKROLL 811D Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

DOUBLE BAR D BR 480H

Sire: W/C BANKROLL 811D Exhibited by: Double Bar D Farms, Grenfell, SK

Canadian Western Agribition Evolution Series

Supreme Champion Female Rf certainly flirtin 202Z

Sire: Wheatland Stout 930W Exhibited by: Rancier Farms, Killam, AB

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Congratulations Congratulations to Chantel and Brett McRae, McRae Land and Livestock, Brandon, Manitoba who were married on July 4,2020. Brett is the son of Blair and Lois McRae, Mar Mac Farms, Brandon.

Our Deepest Sympathies

Hendrikus “Hank” Hiddink

October 24, 1948 - January 6, 2021 Peacefully at Belleville General Hospital on Wednesday January 6, 2021, Hank Hiddink of Bloomfield passed away at the age of 72. Beloved husband of Tina (nee Bosma). Proud father of Suzanne Hiddink, Denman Island, B.C., Nicole Scott, Kingston and Brandon Hiddink, Bloomfield. He will be missed by his granddaughters Andrea (Cody), Jenna, Leah, ShyAnne, Thea and Nia. His dog Bizzy is lost without him. Dear son of the late John and Gerda Hiddink, brother of Wilma Bosma (Peter), Jack Hiddink (Marylou) and Andrew Hiddink (Tracy) and his many nieces and nephews. Hank was involved in the construction k industry his entire adult life, a graduate of Loyalist College, Construction Engineering. For Hiddin s u k i the past 30 years he enjoyed raising Simmental and Hereford beef cattle. He totally enjoyed Henr attending cattle production sales and farm/ranch tours across Canada, making many friends along the way. He was a longtime member of the Prince Edward Cattlemen’s Association and a director of the Prince Edward Agricultural Society. Hank was involved with local hockey, softball and slow-pitch as a player and a youth coach. For many years he coached rep minor hockey teams in Wellington and Picton. He was so proud to see the youth he coached go on to play junior hockey. Cremation has taken place. Due to current government health restrictions a memorial service will take place in the spring. The family would appreciate memorial donations to Friendship United Church or the PECMH Foundation “Back the Build” Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, Ontario.

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18th Annual Ontario Autumn Simmental Classic Hanover, ON September 12, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Full Blood Bred Heifers Full Blood Cows Full Blood Open Females Full Blood Pairs Purebred Bred Heifers Purebred Bull Purebred Open Females Purebred Pair Live Lots Embryos Sale Total

Lots 14 3 5 4 12 1 7 1 47 15 47

Gross

Average

$90,800.00 $25,500.00 $14,100.00 $30,200.00 $46,850.00 $3,250.00 $25,500.00 $5,450.00 $241,650.00 $14,250.00 $255,900.00

$6,485.00 $8,500.00 $2,820.00 $7,550.00 $3,904.00 $3,250.00 $3,642.00 $5,450.00 $5,141.00 $950.00

Ferme Gagnon & Guests 23rd Annual Simmental Production Sale Cheneville, QC September 26, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

24

$8,038.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - FGAF Kananaskis 096F S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Double Bar D Spitfire Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Ghanim Cattle Co.

$38,000.00

Lot 1 - Car-Laur Ms Girlfriend 850G $25,000.00 S: Double Bar D Thunder 299B DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Bar 5 Simmentals, Shagbark Farms & Girlfriend Group Lot 4 - Car-Laur Delta Dawn 775D S: PHS Yukon DS: Champs Trilogy Consignor: Otter Creek Farm Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$14,500.00

Lot 9 - Vailview P Febe 4F S: Dora Lee’s Victor FF90D DS: Buschbeck P Phero 9212X Consignor: Car-Laur Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Erisa Inc.

$14,000.00

Lot 7 - FGAF Dora 108F S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Dora Lee Eclipse Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Dobbie Simmentals

$13,750.00

Lot 6 - FGAF Duchess 093F S: FGAF Passport 125B DS: Double Bar D Classic Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Lorolin Simmentals & Bel-Char

$13,500.00

Lot 9 - FGAF Flower 011G S: FGAF Radioactive 030E DS: FGAF Passport 125B Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Snowdabe Farms

$13,500.00

Lot 8 - FGAF Marsha 110F S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: FGAF Seldom 835L Consignor: Ferme Gagnon Inc. Buyer: Sunset Simmental Farm

$13,000.00

Lot 35 - Blackriver Playmate 18H S: JF Back In Black 406B D: Mader Penthouse 91D Consignor: Black River Farms Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 22 - IRCC Glimmer 951G S: SFI Load Cell E2 D: IRCC Diamond 629D Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Sunny Valley Simmentals

$13,000.00

Lot 21 - IRCC Glitter 944G S: SFI Load Cell E2 D: IRCC Eternity 756E Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Ridgeview Farm

$11,000.00

IRCC Quality Control Sale IV

Indian River, ON October 4, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Herdsire Embryos Semen Pregnant Recip Flushes Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

18 $125,750.00 19 $137,750.00 1 $8,000.00 1 $9,300.00 1 $4,350.00 1 $5,250.00 1 $7,500.00 42 $297,900.00

Lot 3 - IRCC E2 Hula Dancer 50H S: SFI Load Cell E2 D: IRCC Dancing Queen 607D Consignor: Indian River Cattle Co. Buyer: Twin Springs Farm Ltd.

$6,986.00 $7,250.00 $8,000.00 $9,300.00 $4,350.00 $5,250.00 $7,500.00 $7,093.00

$20,000.00

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Stars of the Valley Simmental Sale Online Sale October 17, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 17 20 37

Gross

Average

$86,400.00 $87,550.00 $173,950.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 24 - Todd Gabby 4G S: MRL Red Whiskey 101B D: Todd’s Secret 4W Consignor: Todd Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Boivin

$5,082.00 $4,378.00 $4,701.00

$9,000.00

Lot 36 - Alliance Congo’s Dakota S: Kuntz Congo 34M DS: Alliance Special’s Dakota Consignor: Alliance Simmental Farm Buyer: Mutch Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 21 - Alliane B. Sarah’s Lady S: NCB Cobra 47Y DS: Alliance Black Sarah Consignor: Alliance Simmental Farm Buyer: Van De Velde Cattle

$7,000.00

Lot 22 - Snowdame Gingersnaps S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Burns Cookie 22C Consignor: Snowdame Farms Buyer: Timberwood Farms

$7,000.00

Lot 5 - RPCC Red Grand Prize 230G S: Springcreek Lotto 52Y D: RPCC “X” Marks The Spot Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Square One Livestock

$6,250.00

Lot 2A - RPCC Red Heaven 231H S: CCLT Alliance 91C D: RPCC Red Zorra 248Z Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Shane & Ila Stever

$6,000.00

Lot 6 - RPCC BLK Goddess 207G S: CCR Cowboy Cut 5048Z D: RPCC BLK X’S & O’S ET203X Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Mader Ranches

$5,750.00

Lot 65 - Swan Lake Sara 53 C S: IPU Bridgestone 299Y DS: RF Double Up 37W Consignor: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: Outlaw Cattle Co.

$12,500.00

Fall Gala Sale

Glencoe, ON October 18, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Embryos Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

19 $90,200.00 21 $97,100.00 1 $11,400.00 49 $198,700.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - RPCC BLK Hallmark 211H S: Rubys Turnpike 771E D: RPCC Red Rhinestone 231W Consignor: River Point Cattle Co. Buyer: Grace Kuhl

$4,747.00 $4,624.00 $11,400.00 $4,846.00

$8,500.00

Swan Lake Farms Spring Calving Dispersal Moose Jaw, SK November 17, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Red Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 11 Black Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 10 Bulls 2 Red Bred Heifers 12 Red Cows 11 Black Bred Heifers 13 Red Heifer Calves 4 Black Cows 19 Black Heifer Calves 3 Live Purebred Lots 85 Commercial Lots 13 Embryos 32 Units of Semen 70 Sale Total

Gross $93,000.00 $69,650.00 $12,000.00 $58,650.00 $51,650.00 $55,100.00 $16,300.00 $76,900.00 $7,200.00 $440,450.00 $22,500.00 $11,400.00 $4,250.00 $478,600.00

Average $8,454.55 $6,965.00 $6,000.00 $4,887.50 $4,695.45 $4,238.46 $4,075.00 $4,047.37 $2,400.00 $5,181.76 $1,730.77 $356.25 $60.71

Lot 65A - Swan Lake Sara 1 H S: Swan Lake Walks Alone 23F DS: IPU Bridgestone 299Y Consignor: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: Corner View Cattle Co. Lot 21 - Swan Lake Candace 10G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: Remington Lock N Load 54U Consignor: Swan Lake Farms Buyer: Outlaw Cattle Co.

$11,000.00

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Canadian Classic Simmental Sale

Online Sale November 19, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

9 16 25

$20,700.00 $50,400.00 $71,100.00

$2,300.00 $3,150.00 $2,844.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 2B - Sky Domino Effect 91G S: MI MR Domino 67D D: Rocochet Emily 703E Consignor: Skylark Cattle Co. Buyer: Levi Barkley

$4,600.00

40th Annual Pembina Triangle Simmental Association Female Sale Killarney, MB November 20, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Bred Heifers 21 Purebred Open Heifers 4 Black Purebred Bred Heifers 15 Black Open Heifers 7 7 Fullblood Bred Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers 7 Sale Total 61

Gross

Average

$101,250.00 $11,500.00 $68,900.00 $28,850.00 $35,250.00 $31,850.00 $277,600.00

$4,821.00 $2,875.00 $4,593.00 $4,121.00 $5,036.00 $4,550.00 $4,551.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 55 - Silver Lake Grace 120G S: LFE Night Hawk 3013D DS: LFE Black Ridgeline 536W Consignor: Silver Lake Farms Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$12,500.00

Lot 16 - PSE MS Gemstone FF S: OSF Neff’s Cassanova 6C D: PSE MS Breeze FF Consignor: Elliott Simmentals Buyer: John Grant

$4,400.00

Lot 5 - YR Playmate 921G S: TCW Commander 8D D: YR Red Mitzi 720E Consignor: Yellow Rose Cattle Buyer: Mike Maronda

$4,000.00

Lot 3 - YR Ace Of Spades 9H S: Muirheads Full Flush 113E D: YR BLK Rosslyn 910W Consignor: Yellow Rose Cattle Buyer: Sid Siwak

$3,100.00

Lot 32 - Perks Blackgold 1510G S: W/C Loaded Up 1119Y DS: IPU Hot Iron 66Z Consignor: Perkin Land & Cattle Co. Buyer: Lazy MC Angus

$10,500.00

Lot 1 - Tri-R MS Gossip Girl 34G S: Boundary Astute 4C DS: KWA FLYF Red Mountain 16Z Consignor: Triple R Simmentals Buyer: Handford Simmentals

$8,750.00

Lot 14 - Oakview Gemma 273G $7,000.00 S: Fairview Zeus 57Z DS: Dora Lee’s Classic Image Consignor: Oakview Simmentals Buyer: Twin Meadow Livestock Farms and Alliance Simmentals Lot 60 - Skyridge Petra 100G S: JNR’S Axis DS: Kelly’s Solway Adonis Consignor: Skyridge Farms Buyer: Ruby Lane Farm

$6,500.00

Stanley Martins Fleckvieh Female Festival Decorah, Iowa November 21, 2020

Sale Summary Live Lots

High Selling Lots

Lots 34

Gross

Average $5,089.00

Top Lot Buyer: Allison Land and Cattle

$23,000.00

Second Top Lot Buyer: Paul Klingeman

$20,000.00

Third Top Lot Buyer: Tyler Lange

$13,000.00

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Lone Stone Farms Invitational Female Sale Westlock, AB November 27, 2020 Auctioneer: Don Oberg Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Bred Fullblood Heifers 44 Bred Purebred Heifers 2 Open Fullblood Heifers 4 Semen Lots 3 Embryo Lot 1 Sale Total On Live Lots 50

Gross

Average

$224,650.00 $11,900.00 $20,100.00 $9,500.00 $2,100.00 $256,650.00

$5,106.00 $5,950.00 $5,025.00 $3,167.00 $2,100.00 $5,133.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 26 - KSL PLD Brenda 32G S: Big Sky Duke 56D DS: Kuntz Sonic 14C Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Erisa Inc.

$12,250.00

WLB Livestock Complete Dispersal Sale Douglas, MB November 30, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran & Dan Skeels Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary

Lots

Open Heifers Bred Heifers Bred Cows Bull Calves Herd Bulls Semen Sale Total

71 $325,000.00 $4,577.00 63 $400,500.00 $6,357.00 129 $838,800.00 $6,502.00 50 $302,500.00 $6,050.00 6 $116,750.00 $19,458.00 22 $33,675.00 $1,531.00 341 $2,017,225.00 $5,916.00

High Selling Lots

Gross

Lot 109 - WLB John Wayne 493G S: SFM Stoughton 18D D: WLB 52Z Tara 3612D Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Maple Lake Stock Farms

Average

$36,000.00

Camrose Country Classic 9th Annual Sale Online Sale December 2, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 4 38 42

Lot 38 - RF Sadie 976G S: RF Capacity 742E D: Blacksand Sadie 4Z Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Blacksand Cattle Co.

Gross Average $36,500.00 $350,100.00 $386,600.00

$9,125.00 $9,213.00 $9,205.00

$18,000.00

Lot 25 - KSL China Star 12G S: Big Sky Duke 56D DS: Starwest POL Blueprint Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Big Sky Simmentals

$11,000.00

Lot 9 - Lone Stone Elvi 56G $9,250.00 S: BLCC MR Baron 326Z DS: Wells’ PLD Stampeder 19S Consignor: Lone Stone Farms Buyer: Virginia Ranch and Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd. Lot 35 - Diamond T Ingrad S: DT Big Rig 255D DS: WNLP Xenocrates 24X Consignor: Diamond T Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 27 - KSL Geneva 47G S: WFL Westscott 24C DS: Gibbons Jeremiah Consignor: KSL Simmentals Buyer: Jessi Trask

$8,000.00

Lot 92 - WLB 47Y Fae 343E S: Sunny Valley Force 47Y D: WLB 756T Tressie 3556B Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Anchor D Ranch

$35,000.00

Lot 36 - WLB Remarkable 18D 337F S: SFM Stoughton 18D D: WLB 254Z Barb 400D Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Shorey Farms

$25,500.00

Lot 102 - LFE Blockbuster 3011C S: LFEBISS Blackadvance 426U D: LFE RS Shelby 2120X Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Triangle 33 & Flying TL Simmentals

$22,000.00

Lot 112 - WLB 365C Bobbi-Joe 412E S: WLB Bounty Hunter 365C D: WLB 359A Shea 361C Consignor: WLB Livestock Buyer: Traxinger Simmentals

$19,000.00

Lot 25 - WJS Winning Colours 954G S: WJS Everlast 70E D: WJS Winning Colours 650D Consignor: WJ Simmental Buyer: Rancier Farms

$17,000.00

Lot 39 - RF Certainly Flirtin 9100G S: RF Capacity 742E D: RF Certainly Flirtin 632D Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Crowe Cattle co.

$16,500.00

Lot 41 - RF/CD Rose 9130G S: WHF Limitless B011 D: RUST Miss Rose 7305E Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Big Knife Cattle Co.

$16,500.00

Lot 40 - RF/CMC On A Mission 9107G S: RF Capacity 742E D: RF On A Mission 462B Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Twin Springs Farm

$16,000.00

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Queens of the Heartland Production Sale McAuley, MB December 3, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Average

Purebred Bred Heifers Half Blood Bred Heifers

25 $144,150.00 $5,766.00 4 $15,000.00 $3,750.00 Cow/Heifer Calf Pair with Embryos 1 $22,150.00 $22,150.00 Heifer Calf 1 $4,000.00 $4,000.00 Sale Total 31 $185,300.00 $5,977.42 High Selling Lots Lot 28 - Sun Rise Black 12E $22,150.00 S: Springcreek Spark Plug DS: Springcreek Liner 56U Consignor: Sun Rise Simmentals Buyer: Spring Creek Simmentals Lot 28B - Full Sibling Embryos Consignor: Sun Rise Simmentals Buyer: Northern Light Simmentals

SimPower Bred Female Sale

Olds, AB December 4, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 6 46 52

Gross Average $41,000.00 $339,250.00 $380,250.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 37 - WFL Red Dakota 953G S: WFL Westerdale 6E D: WFL Red Dakota 5102C Consignor: Westway Farms Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$6,833.00 $7,375.00 $7,313.00

$30,500.00

Lot 28A - Sun Rise Black 27H S: Springcreek Denali 21E DS: Springcreek Spark Plug Consignor: Sun Rise Simmentals Buyer: Spring Creek Simmentals Lot 24 - DMJ Miss 92G $10,000.00 S: MRL 90D DS: PWK Dynamite 6T 49Y Consignor: Johns Purebred & Commercial Simmental Cattle Buyer: JP Cattle Co. Lot 32 - Scissors Bella 65G $8,750.00 S: Sun Rise Bacardi 8B DS: DMF Diamond M Bull 2107Z Consignor: Scissors Creek Cattle Company Buyer: Gawazuk Farms Lot 4 - JPCC Cahya 104G S: Wheatland Royal Flush 435 DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: JP Cattle Co. Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$8,500.00

Lot 21 - Ultra Miss Beauty 10G S: Black Gold Approval 71E D: STF Beauty EY28 Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Hay Valley Ranches Ltd.

$17,000.00

Lot 17 - KT Easy Girl 9052G S: Mader/CS/Rust Cruz 3D D: Crossroad Easy Girl 191E Consignor: KT Ranches Buyer: Crowe Bros.

$15,000.00

Lot 41 - Ultra/CD 749E Eliza 47G S: Anchor D Macs Ego 132B D: WJS Eliza 749E Consignor: Ultra Livestock Buyer: Rich-MC Simmentals

$13,500.00

Lot 8 - Deeg MS Diva 117G S: Deeg Digger 13E D: Deeg MS 40Z Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Crossroad Farms

$13,000.00

Tymarc Livestock Herd Dispersal Innisfail, AB December 5, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Gross

Herdsires 2 $15,750.00 Bred Cows with Bull Calves 8 $59,750.00 Bred Cows with Heifer Calves 13 $85,100.00 Bred Cows 21 $76,350.00 Bull Calves 6 $21,050.00 Heifer Calves 2 $5,400.00 Sale Total 52 $263,400.00

Average $7,875.00 $7,469.00 $6,546.00 $3,636.00 $3,508.00 $2,700.00 $5,065.00

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Lot 10 - Virginia Tulip 964G $14,500.00 S: Virginia Marquee 423D DS: Double Bar D Thunder 273X Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

Transcon Western Harvest 2020 Innisfail, AB December 5, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Bred Fullbloods Bred Purebreds Black Bred Purebreds Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

37 10 4 51

$335,500.00 $68,250.00 $30,750.00 $434,500.00

$9,068.00 $6,825.00 $7,688.00 $8,520.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 25 - BEE Vanessa 942G $20,000.00 S: Black Gold Elevation 20E DS: Double Bar D United 176A Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd.

The Source of Elite Simmental Genetics Lloydminster, SK December 7, 2020 Auctioneer: Dan Skeels Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Simmental Females Commercial Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

39 6 45

$171,300.00 $13,200.00 $184,500.00

$4,392.00 $2,200.00 $4,100.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 7 - MFR Cisco 56G S: MFR Dreamboat 3B DS: RLA Redstream 152S Consignor: McCormack Family Ranch Buyer: Circle G Simmentals

$8,500.00

Keystone Konnection 42nd Annual Simmental Sale Online Sale December 8, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Yearling Bulls Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

25 21 9 55

$105,150.00 $106,400.00 $63,325.00 $274,875.00

$4,206.00 $5,067.00 $7,036.00 $4,998.00

Lot 9 - MRK Capitalist 35H S: MR HOC Broker D: LRX MS Black 91A Consignor: McIntosh Ranch Buyer: Brian McCarthy

$17,500.00

Lot 6 - Virginia Petunia 967G S: Black Gold Crude DS: Anchor “T” Metro 4E Consignor: Virginia Ranch Buyer: Black Gold Simmental

$14,000.00

Lot 30 - BEE Lexa 922G S: RWR Sully 9E DS: BLCC Mr Juggernaut 371A Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Keet Simmentals

$14,000.00

Lot 42B - BEE Ms Supremacy 902G S: SKORS High Roller 34C DS: MRK Priority 3C Consignor: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals Buyer: Blazin J Inc.

$14,000.00

Lot 6 - Pearl Giselle 67G S: Pearl New Target 46D DS: Muirheads Three Sixty 19X Consignor: Perlinger Simmentals Buyer: McCormack Family Ranch

$8,000.00

Lot 9 - MFR Wishful Dreaming 44G S: 3C Macho M450 BZ DS: MFR Dreamboat 3B Consignor: McCormack Family Ranch Buyer: AJB Livestock

$7,750.00

Lot 1 - MWP Miss Code Man 8E S: ACS Code Black 520C DS: ACS You Da Man 525R Consignor: Perlinger Simmentals Buyer: Leewood Ranch

$7,000.00

Lot 23 - Kindred Spirit Lily 29G S: Silverlake Rocky 238C DS: Grinaltas HP King 126S Consignor: Kindred Spirit Cattle Buyer: Lakeview Simmentals

$6,500.00

Lot 15 - Antrim Haylee 2H $13,000.00 S: Black Gold MR Adonis 91F D: Black Gold MS Kracker 117D Consignor: Antrim Simmentals Buyer: Silver Lake Farms & Maple Lake Stock Farm Lot 1 - Cherry Creek Elite 8G S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z D: Cherry Creek Charm 10B Consignor: Cherry Creek Farms Buyer: Mitchell Cattle Co.

$12,500.00

Lot 8 - Maple Lake Bentley 0312 S: IPU Bentley 81F D: Maple Lake Hottie 1907 Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Greenwood Farms

$11,525.00

Lot 38 - Crowe Button 20H S: Bailey’s One Of A Kind D: LRX Button 25C Consignor: Crowe Bros. Buyer: Robb Land & Cattle

$9,250.00

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Double Bar D Farms “Sharing The Herd” Genetics Sale Grenfell, SK December 9, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Full Blood Bred Females 4 Full Blood Heifer Calves 5 Purebred Bred Females 11 Purebred Heifer Calves 9 Live Lots 29 Embryos 94 Semen Lots 15 Sale Total

Gross

Average

$43,500.00 $33,250.00 $131,150.00 $66,250.00 $274,150.00 $97,100.00 $141,550.00 $512,800.00

$10,875.00 $6,650.00 $11,922.73 $7,361.11 $9,453.45 $1,032.98 $9,436.67

High Selling Lots Lot 1C - Double Bar D Bette 477F $45,000.00 S: WLC Bankroll 811D DS: Double Bar D True Grit Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Wheatland Cattle Co. & Kaden Michelson

Transcon’s 43rd Annual Simmsational Simmental Sale

Moose Jaw, SK December 10, 2020 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 Sale Total Embryos

Lots

Gross

Average

10 $77,350.00 16 $120,350.00 5 $59,000.00 1 $6,250.00 6 $21,100.00 1 $4,000.00 39 $288,050.00 2 $20,700

High Selling Lots

Lot 8 - IPU 10C MS Elevation 62G S: Black Gold Elevation 20E DS: Westgold Standout 42Z Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Bar M Simmental Group

$7,735.00 $7,522.00 $11,800.00 $6,250.00 $3,517.00 $4,000.00 $7,386.00

$23,000.00

Bonchuk Farms Female Sale

McAuley, AB December 13, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Red Bred Heifers 47 Purebred Black Bred Heifers 32 Fullblood Bred Heifers 18 Sale Total 97

High Selling Lots

Lot 50 - BLCC Miss Vision 22G S: MR CCF Vision DS: Erixon Dealer 63Z Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Bata Brothers

Gross

Average

$243,450.00 $154,800.00 $106,500.00 $504,750.00

$5,179.79 $4,837.50 $5,916.67 $5,203.61

$12,000.00

Lot 32 - Double Bar D Adora 98G $20,000.00 S: Starwest POL Batman DS: Double Bar D Metropolis Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Sandy Hills Simmentals, First Class Cattle & Karsin Farms Simmentals Lot 13 - Double Bar D Lass 501G S: Rubys Turnpike 771E DS: SVS Captain Morgan 11Z Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Wilson Stock Farm

$19,000.00

Lot 19 - Double Bar D Molly 754F S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: WLB Obsidian Black 391Y Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Deeg Simmentals

$11,500.00

Lot 18 - Double Bar D Slurpee 711F S: KWA Law Maker 59C DS: WLB Obsidian Black 391Y Consignor: Double Bar D Farms Buyer: Robb Farms

$11,250.00

Lot 6 - IPU 10D Pocahontas 56G S: IPU Lieutenant 24E DS: LLFE Vegas 3145A Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: W2 Land & Cattle

$20,500.00

Lot 1 - IPU 98C Temptress Clair 56U 31G S: Springcreek Liner 56U DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$18,000.00

Lot 31 - DESS Lila 1G S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Anchor D Viper 103W Consignor: Storebo Farms Buyer: WJ Simmentals

$15,000.00

Lot 2 - IPU 35B Pocahontas 18G S: MRK Priority 3C DS: MRL EL Tigre 52Z Consignor: Labatte Simmentals Buyer: Todd Simmental

$13,000.00

Lot 91 - BLCC Miss Value 144G S: Starwest Total Value DS: LFE Shur-Shot 378P Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Circle 7 Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 32 - BLCC Miss Finest 249G S: PWK Gibsons Finest 6Y 52E DS: KWA Red Rock 5T Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Elk Meadow Ranch

$9,000.00

Lot 3 - BLCC Miss Crosby 28G S: KOP Crosby 137W DS: R Plus 110X Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Spring Creek Simmentals

$8,500.00

Lot 8 - BLCC Miss Finest 89G S: PWK Gibsons Finest 6Y 52E DS: KOP Ponderosa 144Y Consignor: Bonchuk Farms Buyer: Foster Armstrong

$8,500.00

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Border City Female Sale

Lloydminster, SK December 14, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

13 31 44

$79,250.00 $298,750.00 $378,000.00

$6,096.00 $9,637.00 $8,591.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 5 - Black Gold Miss Kristin 177G S: Southseven MR Adonis 96Z D: MS BGS Polled Kristin 20Y Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Labatte Simmentals & Oberle Bros.

$27,000.00

Shades of the Prairies

December 14, 2020 DLMS Farmgate Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Females Simmental Bull Sale Total

Lots 42 1 43

Gross

Average

$210,150.00 $12,000.00 $222,150.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 1 - CSC Handyman 67H S: WS Proclamation E202 DS: Mr CCF Vision Consignor: Cornerstone Cattle Co. Buyer: Shayson Simmentals

$5,003.00 $12,000.0 $5,166.28

$12,000.00

Southern Alberta Round-Up Group 26th Annual Bull & Female Production Sale Stavely, AB December 15, 2020 Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Fullblood Bulls Two-Year-Old Fullblood Bulls Black Purebred Bulls Purebred Bulls 7/8 Black Purebred Bulls Sim-Angus Bulls Red Angus Bulls Bred Fullblood Sale Total Flush Sale

High Selling Lots

Lots 29 1 4 21 1 2 1 17 76 1

Gross

Average

$206,300.00 $3,800.00 $28,250.00 $133,400.00 $6,500.00 $12,200.00 $3,500.00 $103,550.00 $497,500.00 $4,100.00

Lot 21 - MJB Hadrian 39H S: Virginia Marquee 423D DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: Lone Stone Farms

$7,114.00 $3,800.00 $7,063.00 $6,352.00 $6,500.00 $6,100.00 $3,500.00 $6,091.00 $6,546.00 $4,100.00

$21,000.00

Lot 6 - Black Gold Miss Carrie 166G S: JNR’S Titanium D: Black Gold MS Carrie 21C Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$25,000.00

Lot 1 - Black Gold MS FLORA 23G S: Southseen MR Adonis 96Z D: Black Gold MS Flora 84B Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Ferme Gagnon

$20,000.00

Lot 7 - Black Gold MS Krysy 20G S: Starwest Bryck D: Black Gold Krysy 15B Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Mark Land & Cattle

$15,000.00

Lot 30 - Russgold MS Schockem 3G S: SSC Shell Shocked 44B D: Barlee Goldilocks Consignor: Rusylvia Cattle Co. Buyer: Mader Ranches

$13,000.00

Lot 2 - DHS Ms Reba 19G S: CCLT Alliance 91C DS: Springcreek Lotto 52Y Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Jim Sandstrom

$12,000.00

Lot 25 - TCW Halow 27H S: WLB Encore 3011C 443F DS: MAF R Horizon 7Y Consignor: Twin Meadow Livestock Buyer: Red Willow Ranch

$10,000.00

Lot 6 - DHS Joeline 12G S: LFE Cash 386D DS: LFE McDavid 413C Consignor: Downhill Simmentals Buyer: Gawazuk Farms

$8,750.00

Lot 31 - WRR Tara 4H S: WS Proclamation E202 D: LFE The Riddler 323B Consignor: White Rock Ranch Buyer: Meadow Acres Farms

$8,000.00

Lot 55 - MAVV Huxton 52H S:SVS Brooks 669D DS: CMS Dirty Harry 952W Consignor: Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: Nickel Farms

$18,000.00

$14,000.00 Lot 9 - MAVV Giovanna 38G S: Bee Battle Cry 282B DS: Klondike Gold Rush 418B Consignor: Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd. Lot 45 - MAVV Hugo 60H S: Anchor D Rubicon 525E DS: Bee Battle Cry 282B Consignor: Mavv Farms Inc. Buyer: East Cardston Farming Co. Ltd.

$14,000.00

Lot 20 - MJB Hudson 36H $12,500.00 S: Southseven MR Adonis 96Z DS: Shawacres Jahari 50L Consignor: Okotoks Fleckvieh Group Buyer: Sawley Ranches Ltd. & 4 Matt Simmentals

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Canadian Donors Pregnant Recipient Sale Online Sale December 16, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Pregnant Recip Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

23 $161,750.00 $7,033.00 23 $161,750.00 $7,033.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 16 - Recip: J Square S Blackcap 879F S: Brooking Bank Note 4040 D: Brooking Annie K 390 Consignor: Canadian Donors Buyer: Juan Carlos Barajas

$13,500.00

Westgold Farms Ltd. 5th Production Sale Online Sale December 16, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots 41 41

Gross

Average

$181,000.00 $181,000.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 29 - KHG Shireece 81G S: McIntosh Stockman 43E D: KHG Skylar 236E Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$4,415.00 $4,415.00

$9,250.00

Transcon’s Season Wrap Up Simmental Sale Killarney, MB December 17, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Purebred Bull 1 Black Purebred Bred Heifer 2 Fullblood Bred Heifer 12 Purebred Bred Heifer 7 Black Purebred Open Heifer 3 Fullblood Open Heifer 4 Purebred Open Heifer 7 Sale Total 36

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$8,250.00 $8,000.00 $62,200.00 $32,600.00 $10,650.00 $22,750.00 $24,100.00 $168,550.00

$8,250.00 $4,000.00 $5,183.00 $4,657.00 $3,550.00 $5,688.00 $3,443.00 $4,682.00

Lot 8 - Rich MC MC POL Harmonia 10H S: Starwest Ember DS: BEE Battle Cry 282B Consignor: Rich MC Farms Ltd. Buyer: Antrim Simmentals

$10,000.00

Lot 17 - Recip: Remitall F Janessa 330F S: Recip: Brooking Bank Note 4040 D: Brooking Annie K 390 Consignor: Canadian Donors Buyer: Juan Carlos Barajas

$10,250.00

Lot 12 - Recip: Springcreek Honey 16F S: RF Supercharged 9150G D: MRL Miss 8465F Consignor: Canadian Donors Buyer: Czech-Mate Livestock

$9,000.00

Lot 13 - Recip: Springcreek Mickey 62F S: RF Supercharged 9150G D: MRL Miss 8465F Consignor: Canadian Donors Buyer: Meadow Acres Simmentals

$9,000.00

Lot 30 - KHG Alaina 78G S: JDF Soul Seeker 18B D: KHG Shaneen 87B Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Boulder Bottom Stock Farm

$8,750.00

Lot 34 - KHG Kirsten 69G S: KHG Cade 85E D: KHG Nikki 170X Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: MCL Farms Ltd.

$6,500.00

Lot 1 - KHG Sharma 19G S: KHG Red Gold 435B D: KHG Nancy 625D Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Kyle Taylor

$5,750.00

Lot 39 - KHG Chana 218G S: Rafter 4T Forty Creek 7E D: MMWK Tracy 43C Consignor: Westgold Farms Ltd. Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$5,750.00

Lot 2 - Triple T Galiot 23G S: Springcreek Liner 80E DS: Triple T Booster 636B Consignor: Triple T Diamond Simmentals Buyer: JR Simmentals

$8,300.00

Lot 18 - ML 0441H S: Silver Lake Freightliner 13F DS: Remington Lock N Load 54U Consignor: Maple Lake Stock Farms Buyer: Corrie Martens

$8,250.00

Lot 28 - Big Sky Gabbi 21G S: WFL Commander 78R DS: RJY Caesars Revolution 9Y Consignor: Big Sky Simmentals Buyer: Megan & Dana Johns

$7,250.00

Lot 27 - Big Sky Glitter 26G S: KSL Camero 26C DS: Prostock Hugo 7052T Consignor: Big Sky Simmentals Buyer: Blue Zone Livestock

$6,750.00

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Friday Night Lights 9th Annual Simmental Sale Olds, AB December 18, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Open Heifers Bred Heifers Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

42 13 55

$563,250.00 $268,000.00 $831,250.00

$13,411.00 $20,615.00 $15,114.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 15 - SBV Emma 409F S: Suny Valley Exclusive 28D D: SBV Emma 11C Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle Buyer: Westman Farms

$57,500.00

Checkers Simmental Sale

Olds, AB December 19, 2020 Auctioneer: Ryan Hurlburt Sale Management: First Class Cattle Marketing

Sale Summary Simmental Females Sale Total

Lots

Gross

Average

31 $191,800.00 $6,187.00 31 $191,800.00 $6,187.00

High Selling Lots

Lot 32 - SBV Choice 632H S: LFE Breaking Curfew 511E DS: LFE Justified 7328X Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle Buyer: Draves Cattle

$21,000.00

Transcon’s Fleckvieh Equation Fullblood Simmental Sale Red Deer, AB December 20, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management: Transcon Livestock Corp

Sale Summary Fullblood Bred Heifers Fullblood Open Heifers Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots 15 11 26

Gross

Average

$136,500.00 $101,900.00 $ 238,400.00

Lot 117 - BLL Cece 952G S: Double Bar D Confidence 179D DS: LFS POL Balboa 40U Consignor: Beechinor Land & Livestock Buyer: Century Simmentals

$9,100.00 $9,264.00 $ 9,169.00

$ 35,000.00

Lot 8 - BGS/CD/GRR Miss Victoria 172G S: WHF Limitless B011 D: HPF Victoria A396E Consignor: Black Gold Simmentals Buyer: Double Bar D Ranch

$50,000.00

Lot 1A - Erixon LADY 4H $45,000.00 S: SVS Betts 808F D: IRCC Darlin 613D Consignor: Erixon Simmentals Buyer: Indian River Cattle Co., Abby Hill, Destiny Simmental, Ian McRae, Bohrson Marketing Services Lot 1B - Mader Darlin 4H S: SVS Betts 808F D: IRCC Darlin 613D Consignor: Mader Ranches Buyer: Twin Springs Farm Ltd

$35,000.00

Lot 36 - Deeg MS Black Gold 15H S: Rubys Turnpike 771E D: Springcreek B Gold 102Y Consignor: Deeg Simmentals Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$31,000.00

Lot 1 - SBV Dandy 457G S: Virginia Paydirt 44E DS: Double Bar D United 176A Consignor: Mark Land & Cattle Buyer: South Seven Farms

$16,500.00

Lot 9 - New Trend Harmony 11H S: VCL LKC Profit maker 604D DS: Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 Consignor: New Trend Cattle Co Buyer: TSN Livestock

$12,750.00

Lot 3 - Early-Sunset Lady 5G S: Harkers Icon DS: WAGR Driver 706T Consignor: Early Sunset Ranch Buyer: Maxwell Simmentals

$12,000.00

Lot 2 - RJY Gabby 19G S: IPU 68M Vegas 6D DS: RJY Rival 13Y Consignor: High Country Cattle Services Buyer: Jonah Nimigeers

$12,000.00

Lot 101 - Skywest Freedom S: Sibelle Dirty Harry 25Z DS: MFI Bambam Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$25,000.00

Lot 115 - Applecross Cabernet 14G S: Kuntz Gudas DS: Double Bar D Banker Consignor: Applecross Cattle Buyer: Rich-MC Simmentals

$15,750.00

$11,500.00 Lot 102 - Skywest Grace S: Kuntz Duramax 12D DS: Black Gold Epic 14Z Consignor: Skywest Simmentals Buyer: Rand-Mar Management and Farms Ltd. Lot 118 - LFS Sequel 10H S: Anchor D Raptor 392C DS: Diamond T Bo-Jangle 248W Consignor: Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals Buyer: Wolfe Farms

$10,500.00

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Transcon’s Ultimate Red & Black Simmental Sale XXIII Red Deer, AB December 20, 2020 Auctioneer: Ward Cutler Sale Management:Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary Purebred Bull Black Purebred 7/8 Bull Black Purebred Bred Black Purebred 3/4 Bred Purebred Bred Black Purebred Open Purebred Open Pregnant Recips Sale Total

High Selling Lots

Lots

Gross

Average

1 1 13 1 9 17 8 4 54

$10,000.00 $7,250.00 $85,700.00 $6,000.00 $45,150.00 $69,100.00 $29,850.00 $13,600.00 $ 266,650.00

$10,000.00 $7,250.00 $6,592.00 $6,000.00 $5,017.00 $4,065.00 $3,731.00 $3,400.00 $4,937.00

Lot 4 - TYD/JK/NJAA Royalty 14G $14,000.00 S: WLE Uno Mas X549 DS: RF Merchant 481B Consignor: TY-D Livestock,JK Bar Cattle, Connor Njaa Buyer: Darlene Scriber

Stewart Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal McAuley, MB December 20, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Black Angus Cows

Lots

Gross

Average

9

$35,450.00 $102,300.00 $128,500.00 Black Angus Bred Heifers 11 $56,500.00 Black Angus Heifer Calves 2 $5,000.00 Black Angus Bull Calves 2 $16,100.00 Black Angus Bulls 3 $31,500.00 Simmental Cows 16 $72,850.00 Simmental Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 17 $143,850.00 Simmental Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 7 $59,100.00 Simmental Bred Heifers 16 $60,250.00 Simmental Heifer Calves 6 $18,550.00 8 $36,100.00 Simmental Bull Calves Black Angus Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 14 Black Angus Cow/Bull Calf Pairs 13

$3,938.89 $7,307.14 $9,884.62 $5,136.36 $2,500.00 $8,050.00 $10,500.00 $4,553.13 $8,461.76 $8,442.86 $3,765.63 $3,091.67 $4,512.50

HBH Angus Farms / Northern Light Simmentals Production Sale

Brandon, MB December 22, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. & Transcon Livestock Corp.

Sale Summary

Lots

Simmental Bred Heifers 35 Angus Bred Heifers 50 Angus Cow/Heifer Calf Pairs 5 Angus Cows 3 Angus Heifer Calves 2 Sale Total 95

High Selling Lots

Gross

Average

$201,200.00 $170,800.00 $24,500.00 $18,100.00 $5,250.00 $419,850.00

Lot 1 - NAC Zoey 89G S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: MFI Fusion 5238 Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Bonchuk Farms

$5,748.57 $3,416.00 $4,900.00 $6,033.00 $2,625.00 $4,419.47

$15,500.00

Lot 2 - Scott Horatio 7H S: WS Epic E152 DS: Wheatland Red Teddy 457P Consignor: Scott Land & Cattle Buyer: Bar CL Farm

$10,000.00

Lot 36 - SLS Georgia 30G S: MRL Missile 138C DS: MRL Pretty Reckless 68B Consignor: Skyline Simmentals Buyer: Back In Black Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 29 - BLL Afterglow 846F S: MRL Missile 138C DS: IPU Revolution 172U Consignor: Beechinor Land & Livestock Buyer: Rainy Creek Farms

$7,500.00

Lot 1 - SMRT Dauntless 1H S: LKCC Bold Venture 194F DS: JF Back In Black 406B Consignor: SMRT Livestock Buyer: Double D Farms

$7,250.00

Simmental Bull 1 Live Lots 125 Angus Embryo Lots 5 Angus Semen Lot 1 Simmental Embryo Lots 3 Simmental Semen Lot 1 Farm Equipment Sale Total

$5,750.00 $771,800.00 $11,450.00 $4,515.00 $5,200.00 $10,115.00 $56,650.00 $859,730.00

$5,750.00 $6,174.40 $2,290.00 $4,515.00 $1,733.33 $10,115.00

Lots 73A, 73B & 73C - Full Siblings Lot 73A - Stewart Goldie 27H S: KCC1 Exclusive 116E DS: Mr CCF Vision Consignor: Stewart Cattle Co. Buyer: Jaymarandy Livestock

$19,750.00

Lot 73B & 73C - Stewart Exclusive 48H / Stewart Exclusive 49H S: KCC1 Exclusive 116E DS: Mr CCF Vision Consignor: Stewart Cattle Co. Buyer: Gavin McKenzie / Ultra Livestock Lot 17 - NAC Star 197F S: X-T Doc Holiday 16D DS: MRLN Rogar Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Beechinor Bros. Simmentals

$11,500.00

Lot 2 - NAC Leah 117G S: Starwest POL Blueprint DS: MFI Fusion 5238 Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: AP Simmentals

$9,500.00

Lot 33 - NAC Willow 157G S: ACS Advantage 349A DS: MRL Thor 207B Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: GR Simmentals

$7,500.00

Lot 18 - NAC Rhonda 10G S: X-T Doc Holiday 16D DS: NAC Mr Trustin 14Z Consignor: Northern Light Simmentals Buyer: Lawnview Simmentals

$6,750.00

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Premier & Guests Falls View Production Sale Milverton, ON December 30, 2020 Auctioneer: Chris Poley Sale Management: T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd.

Sale Summary Simmental Lots Angus Lots Hereford Lots Charolais Lots Sale Total

Lots 8 27 8.75 4 47.75

Gross

Average

$105,050.00 $319,800.00 $129,150.00 $42,200.00 $596,200.00

$13,131.25 $11,844.45 $14,760.00 $10,550.00 $12,485.86

High Selling Lots

Lot 30 - GF Emerald 301H S: LLSF Pays To Believe ZU194 DS: W/C Bullseye 3046A Consignor: Gilchrist Farms Buyer: Alton Century Farms

$31,000.00

2020 New Year’s Resolution Frozen Genetics Sale - Volume IX

Online Sale December 31, 2020 Sale Management: Bohrson Marketing Services

Sale Summary Simmental Embryos Simmental Semen Pick of Heifer - Simm Pick of Heifer - Fleck Fleckvieh Semen Fleckvieh Embryos Angus Embryos Angus Semen Angus Flush Angus Pick of Cow Herd Hereford Semen Red Angus Embryos Limousin Flush

Lots

Gross

Average

16 8 1 1 4 6 27 5 3 1 1 6 1

$202,175.00 $165,150.00 $52,000.00 $26,000.00 $81,500.00 $60,500.00 $322,150.00 $228,375.00 $50,000.00 $51,000.00 $8,750.00 $38,350.00 $3,500.00

$12,636.00 $20,644.00 $52,000.00 $26,000.00 $20,375.00 $10,083.00 $11,931.00 $45,675.00 $16,667.00 $51,000.00 $8,750.00 $6,392.00 $3,500.00

Lot 27 - Pick of the Spring Creek Simmentals 2020 Heifer Calves Consignor: Spring Creek Simmentals Buyer: Blacksand Cattle Co.

$19,500.00

Lot 31A & B - Simmental Embryos $13,600.00 S: Sunny Valley Canon 86E D: Red Blair’s Scream 530E Consignor: Blair’s.Ag Cattle Company Buyer: Hoegl Livestock Ltd. and Kuzio Farms

Charoloais Semen 3 Charolais Embryos 4 Red Angus Semen 7 Limousin Embryos 5 Limousin Semen 1 Red Angus Heifer Pick 1 Speckle Park Embryos 2 Pick of Speckle Park Calf Crop 1 Pick of Heifer Crop - Charolais 1 Sale Total 105

High Selling Lots

$19,500.00 $22,025.00 $48,600.00 $24,300.00 $6,000.00 $26,000.00 $20,900.00 $15,000.00 $16,000.00 $1,487,775.00

$6,500.00 $5,506.00 $6,943.00 $4,860.00 $6,000.00 $26,000.00 $10,450.00 $15,000.00 $16,000.00 $14,169.00

Lot 62A-C - Semen on R Plus Yuma 9087G $33,000.00 Consignor: Labatte Simmentals, Circle 7 Ranch, Rancier Farms and Maxwell Simmentals Buyer: Black Gold Simmentals, Rafter 4T Farms, Silvertop Simmentals, Rusylvia Cattle Co. and Westgold Farms Lot 50 - Simmental Embryos S: R Plus Tuma 9087G D: RF Flirt 624D Consignor: Rancier Farms Buyer: Rainbow River Simmentals

$16,500.00

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ABC Cattle Co................................................ 85

Dora Lee Genetics.......................................... 88

Little Willow Creek Ranch............................... 86

Adair Ranch.................................................... 81

Dorran Marketing Inc. .................................... 90

Lobster Point Farms....................................... 89

Alameda Agencies Ltd. .................................. 90

Dorran, Steve................................................. 90

Lockhart Valley Simmentals........................... 24

Alliance Simmental Farms.............................. 87

Double Bar D Farms............................... IFC, 85

Lone Stone Farms.......................................... 82

Alta Genetics.................................................. 91

Double G Simmentals..................................... 85

M&J Farms..................................................... 87

Anchor D Ranch Simmentals............... OBC, 81

Downey Farms............................................... 87

M&R Cattle Co................................................ 82

Applecross Cattle..................................... 27, 81

Dunc’s Cattle Co............................................. 88

Mackenzie Cattle Company............................ 82

Ashworth Farm & Ranch Ltd.................... 32, 85

Dwayann Simmentals..................................... 88

Mader Ranches........................................ 11, 82

Aumack Simmentals....................................... 85

Eagle Ridge Simmentals.......................... 31, 82

Madsen Angus................................................ 30

Bar CL Livestock...................................... 31, 81

East Poplar Simmentals................................. 85

Mar Mac Farms.............................................. 87

BASKM Land & Cattle.................................... 30

Edge, Dean..................................................... 90

Masterfeeds.................................................... 90

Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.......................... 81

EDN Simmentals............................................ 85

Maxwell Simmentals................................. 15, 83

Big Rock Simmentals..................................... 81

Edwards Angus .............................................. 41

McCormack Family Ranch............................. 86

Black River Farms.......................................... 87

Elm Tree Farms.............................................. 88

MCG Simmentals........................................... 83

Blacksand Cattle Company............................ 87

Fallen Timber Farms...................................... 81

McIntosh Livestock......................................... 86

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Ferme Davenor Farm..................................... 89

McManus Simmentals.................................... 87

Bohrson Marketing Services...............................

Ferme Gagnon Inc.................................... 51, 89

McMillen Ranching Ltd. ........................... 29, 86

....................... 10, 13, 21, 25, 35, 39, 41, 51, 91

First Class Cattle Marketing................. 5, 21, 91

Meadow Acres Farms............................... 50, 86

Bonchuk Farms.............................................. 87

Flying TL Simmentals............................... 41, 53

MI Simmentals................................................ 83

Boomer Creek Livestock................................ 87

Foley Simmentals........................................... 88

Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 81

Bouchard Livestock International............... 3, 91

Genex............................................................. 91

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GJR Simmentals............................................. 85

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Bova-Tech Ltd. ............................................... 91

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H.S. Knill Co. Ltd............................................ 91

Oakview Simmentals...................................... 45

Brown, Grady.................................................. 90

Hairy Hill Cattle Co......................................... 82

Oberg, Don..................................................... 90

Canadian Cattlemen....................................... 91

Hannah Simmentals....................................... 82

O’Brien Farms................................................ 88

Carey, Brent.................................................... 90

High Bluff Stock Farm..................................... 87

OBI Livestock................................................. 47

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High Country Cattle Services......................... 82

Oh Kay Farms................................................ 27

Chestermere Stock Farms.............................. 27

Hi-Tech Farms................................................ 88

Okotoks Fleckvieh Embryo Group.................. 83

Circle G Simmentals & Angus........................ 81

Hoegl Farms................................................... 85

Oslanski Simmental Farms............................. 83

City View Simmentals..................................... 85

Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 88

Parkhill Ranches............................................. 83

Clearwater Simmentals.................................. 81

Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Ltd. ........... 91

Peace Country Simmentals............................ 81

Coulee Crossing Cattle Company.................. 40

Janzen Ranches............................................. 82

Pearson Farms............................................... 83

Crossroad Farms............................................ 85

Jetstream Livestock........................................ 88

Perkin Land & Cattle Co................................. 45

Curtis Simmentals.......................................... 41

JNR Farms..................................................... 82

Pheasantdale Cattle Co. .......................... 13, 86

Cuthbertson Cattle Co.................................... 52

Johnson Ranching.......................................... 33

Phillips Farms Simmentals............................. 89

Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 81

Keato Meadow Simmentals...................... 27, 82

Pieschel Farms............................................... 27

David-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd. ........ 91

Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 82

Pine Creek Simmentals.................................. 83 Porter Ranches............................................... 83 Rainbow River Simmentals............................ 39

Deeg Simmental............................................. 81

Kuntz Simmental Farm................................... 86

Dequier Cattle Co........................................... 30

Labatte Simmentals............................ 20, 21, 86

Destiny Simmentals........................................ 88

Lazy Bar-B Simmentals.................................. 86

Rancier Farms................................................ 83

Diamond T Simmentals.................................. 81

Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 82

RDG Simmentals............................................ 83

DJ Farms........................................................ 88

Leewood Ranch.............................................. 17

Red Top Livestock.......................................... 27

Donovandale Farms....................................... 88

Lewis Farms........................................... 6, 7, 82

Rehorst Farms Ltd. ........................................ 88

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Ririe Simmentals............................................ 83

Steen Agencies Inc......................................... 90

Tryon Simmentals........................................... 89

River Point Cattle Co...................................... 88

Stewart Simmentals........................................ 89

TSN Livestock................................................ 87

Riverbank Farms............................................ 87

Stock, Mark..................................................... 90

Twin Meadow Livestock Farms...................... 30

Robb Farms.................................................... 86

Stone Hill Farm............................................... 89

Twin Oak Livestock......................................... 30

Robson Acres................................................. 88

Stone Simmentals.......................................... 84

Tymarc Livestock............................................ 84

Rosebud Simmentals..................................... 83

Storebo Farm.................................................. 86

Verleysen Farms............................................. 84

Rust Mountain View Ranch............................ 89

Sullivan Simmentals....................................... 89

Virginia Ranch.......................................... 31, 84

SAJ Simmentals............................................. 86

Sully’s Farm.................................................... 89

W2 Farms Simmental Cattle .......................... 87

Scissors Creek Cattle Co............................... 53

Sun Rise Simmentals............................... 53, 86

W2 Land & Cattle..................................... 10, 84

Seven-M Livestock......................................... 84

Sun Star Simmentals...................................... 84

Weldehaven Farms........................................ 89

SIBL Simmentals............................................ 47

Sunny Valley Simmentals............................... 87

Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company.................... 84

Silver Smith Farms......................................... 84

Swan Lake Farms..................................... 53, 87

Westway Farms Ltd........................................ 84

Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals................... 84

Swantewitt Simmentals.................................. 84

Wheatland Cattle Co................................ 54, 55

Skeels, Dan.................................................... 90

T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd...... 30, 35, 41, 53, 55, 91

Wheatland Michelson............................... 54, 55

SKOR Simmentals.......................................... 84

The Register................................................... 89

Wilcox Simmentals......................................... 30

Skyridge Farms.............................................. 30

Timberlind Auctions........................................ 90

Wilson Stock Farms........................................ 25

Skywest Simmentals...................................... 31

Todd Simmental Farms............................. 28, 89

Windy Knoll Farm........................................... 89

Snider Cattle Services.................................... 25

Transcon Livestock Corp....................................

WJ Simmentals............................................... 84

Southpaw Cattle Company............................. 84

................................. IBC, 21, 23, 27, 31, 45, 91

Wolfe Farms................................................... 85

Spring Creek Simmentals................... 34, 35, 86

Triangle 33 Simmentals.................................. 41

Wolfe’s Fleckvieh............................................ 85

Spring Lake Simmentals........................... 23, 84

Triple R Simmentals....................................... 45

Wright’s Pro Rich Seeds................................. 88

Starwest Farms.............................................. 84

Triple Rose Simmentals................................. 89

XRC Simmentals............................................ 87

#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 Marlin LeBlanc Estevan, SK P: (306) 634-8031 C: (306) 421-2470 marlinleblanc@sasktel.net First Vice-President Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Second Vice-President Shane Williams East Garafraxa, ON P: 519-787-1323 C: 519-938-1220 jetslivestock@aol.com

CSA Directors Garth Rancier Killam, AB P: (780) 385-2425 C: (780) 385-5313 rancierfarms@xplornet.ca Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 C: (780) 806-3560 wjsimmentals@cciwireless.ca

Blair McIntosh Maymont, SK C: (306) 441-7755 mcintoshlivestock@hotmail.com Bill Biglieni Douglas, MB, C: (204) 729-7925 wlblivestock@gmail.com

Alberta President Ben Farrant Lousana, AB 403-896-4331 b.farrant@centralab.coop Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com

Francis Gagnon Cheneville, QC P: (819) 428-3502 C: (514) 975-3722 Secretary: Katie Deeg francis_gagnon0407@hotmail.com P: (403) 899-2291 albertasimmental@gmail.com Jennie Mutch Vernon, PEI C: (902) 388-1613 jenniemutch@gmail.com

Provincial Associations British Columbia President Lorne Webster Abbotsford, BC P: (778) 245-0175 lornewebster@hotmail.com Secretary: Jan Wisse P: (604) 819-5511

Saskatchewan President Kyle Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 861-9352 kyleashworth@hotmail.com Secretary: Carolyn McCormack P: (306) 697-2945 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca Manitoba Melissa McRae President Brandon, MB P: (204) 573-9903 prairiepistoldesigns@gmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

Ontario President Scott Dykstra Jarvis, ON P: (905) 768-4281 dykstras@optionsdsl.ca

CSA Staff

General Manager Bruce Holmquist C: (639) 314-4613 bholmquist@simmental.com Office Manager Barb Judd Member Services Manager: P: (403) 250-7979 Ashton Colvin memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Programs Coordinator Quebec Sue Giles Secretaire: Sandra Berthiaume P: (403) 793-0409 Saint-Garmain, QC sgiles@simmental.com P/F: (819) 395-4453 Processing Department & sandra.berthiaume@sympatico.ca Member Services Maritimes Perry Welygan President pwelygan@simmental.com Kerwin Delong Laurie Macdonald Kingston, NS lmacdonald@simmental.com P: (902) 765-2645 Dallas Wise kdelong@bellaliant.net dwise@simmental.com Secretary: Jennie Mutch Receptionist & Member Services P: (902) 388-1613 Devra Leavitt jenniemutch@gmail.com dleavitt@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Kelsey Manske P: (306) 291-7086 kmanske@simmental.com

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February 2021 Publication Information...................................................2

Alberta Simmental Association................................. 58

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

Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................... 59

CSA Bylaw Changes...........................................................9

Manitoba Simmental Association............................. 60

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

Ontario Simmental Association................................. 61

Vet’s Advice....................................................................... 16

Quebec Simmental Association................................ 62

YCSA Alumni Story......................................................... 18

Maritime Simmental Association.............................. 63

From The Gate Post (French)...................................... 22

Young Canadian Simmental Association............... 64

Breed Improvement (French)..................................... 26

Foundation Scholarship Winners.............................. 65

CBBC News Release....................................................... 36

Show Results..................................................................... 66

CCA Article......................................................................... 38

Member Announcements............................................ 68

CSA Nomination Process............................................. 42

Sale Results........................................................................ 69

Red Charlie Article.......................................................... 44

Advertiser’s Index............................................................ 92

CCIA Article....................................................................... 46

CSA Contacts.................................................................... 93

CBIN Genetics English................................................... 48

What’s Happening.......................................................... 95

CBIN Genetics French.................................................... 56

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What’s Happening February Feb. 6 JNR Farms Bull & Female Sale Willingdon, AB Feb. 7 Hartman Cattle Company Simmental Bull Sale Tecumsch, Nebraska Feb. 7 February Freeze All Breeds Frozen Genetics Online Sale Online Feb. 11 Rust Mountain View Ranch 10th Annual Bull Sale Mercer, ND Feb. 11 Janzen Ranches 28th Annual Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Rosemary, AB Feb. 12 Genetic Edge 22nd Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 12-13 YCSA Virtual T.E.A.M. Conference Online Feb. 14 Diamond M Ranch 9th Annual Bull Sale Estevan, SK Feb. 15 Rendezvous Farms 17th Annual “Holiday Monday” Simmental Bull & Female Sale Ste. Rose du Lac, MB Feb. 17 Future Legends 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 19 Mader Ranches 32nd Annual Bull Sale Carstairs, AB Feb. 20 Triple Threat 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Falun, AB Feb. 20 Circle G Simmental & Angus Innisfail, AB Feb. 22 Ultra/Czech-Mate 4th Annual Bull & Female Sale Innisfail, AB Feb. 22 Triangle Stock Farm Annual Bull Sale Parkland County, AB Feb. 23 W2 Land & Cattle Bull Sale – Chapter 3 Vermilion, AB Feb. 24 Crossroad Farms 15th Annual Bull Sale Shell Lake, SK Feb. 25 Robb/Hoegl/Greenwood 16th Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Feb. 25 Bull Rush Simmental Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Feb. 26 Maxwell/Rancier 26th Annual Bull Sale Camrose, AB Feb. 26 Lone Stone Farms Simmental & Red Angus Bull Sale Westlock, AB Feb. 27 Lewis Farms 36th Annual Bull Sale Spruce Grove, AB Feb. 27 Transcon’s Peace Country Simmental Bull Sale Beaverlodge, AB Feb. 28 M&J / Glasman Farms Simmental & Angus Two Year Old Bull & Female Sale DLMS.ca

March Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 3

Beechinor Bros. Simmental Bull & Female Sale Bentley, AB Erixon Simmentals Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK KSL Simmentals 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Beaverlodge, AB Double Bar D “Best Of Both Worlds” Simmental & SimAngus Bull Sale Grenfell, SK MCG Simmentals & Guests Bull & Female Sale Stavely, AB Leewood Ranch & Kuzio Farms 5th Annual Bull & Female Sale Mannville, AB Spring Lake Simmentals, The Zimmers - Bull Sale Camrose, AB The Event Bull & Female Sale Olds, AB

Mar. 3 Rusylvia Cattle Co. 1st Annual Bull Sale Derwent, AB Mar. 3 Maple Lake Stock Farm “Kick Off To Spring” Bull Sale Hartney, MB Mar. 4 Westway Farms 18th Annual Bull Sale Didsbury, AB Mar. 4 Pheasantdale 17th Annual Bull & Female Sale Balcarres, SK Mar. 4 Wilson/Snider 3rd Annual Online Bull & Female Sale DLMS.ca Mar. 4 JP Cattle Co. Annual Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Mcauley, MB Mar. 5 10th Annual Chittick Family Bull Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Mar. 5 LaBatte Simmentals With Guest, East Poplar, 41st Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 5 Bull Fest ’21 Simmental Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar. 6 Bridge City Simmental Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 6 McMillen Ranching 27th Annual Bull Sale Carievale, SK Mar. 6 Lockhart Valley 16th Annual Bull Sale Rimbey, AB Mar. 7 R Plus Simmentals 21st Annual Bull & Female Sale Estevan, SK Mar. 7 March Madness Online Semen & Embryo Sale DVAuction.com Mar. 8 Transcon’s Bull Spectrum Simmental Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 8 Canadian Central Bull & Female Simmental & Angus Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 8 Ashworth Farm & Ranch 18th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Oungre, SK Mar. 8 Greenway Ranch Ltd. Online Bull Sale DLMS.ca Mar. 9 Johnson Ranching 8th Annual Bull Sale Provost, AB Mar. 9 Westgold Farms 13th Annual Simmental Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 9 Bonchuk Farms Annual Bull Sale Virden, MB Mar. 10 Mar-Mac Farms Bull Sale Brandon, MB Mar. 10 Sunny Valley Simmentals 31st Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Mar. 10 15th Annual Place Your Bet Bull Sale Camrose, AB Mar. 11 Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit Of Perfection” 16th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Mar. 11 Transcon’s 3rd Annual Next Step Bull Sale Thorsby, AB Mar. 11 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 4 Breed Spring Bull Sale Del Bonita, AB Mar. 11 Deeg Simmental Bull sale Strathmore, AB Mar. 11 18th Annual Deeg Simmental Bull & Female Sale Strathmore, AB Mar. 11 Spring Creek’s “In Pursuit Of Perfection” 16th Annual Bull Sale Moosomin, SK Mar. 12 17th Blushrose Bull & Female Sale Unity, SK Mar. 12 Rainbow River Simmentals 6th Annual Bull & Female Sale DLMS farmgatetimedauction.ca Mar. 12 Northern Classic 18th Annual Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Grande Prairie, AB

Mar. 12-13 Mar. 13 Mar. 13

3rd Annual Rancher’s Choice Simmental Bull Sale Online Farmgate Auction Swantewitt Simmentals Annual Bull & Female Sale Mayerthorpe, AB Transcon’s Red Deer County Bull Sale Innisfail, AB

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Mar. 13 Next Generation 8th Annual Bull & Female Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 13 Wheeler’s Stock Farm 18th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saskatoon, SK Mar. 13 Ranchers Select 2nd Annual Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 13 Synergie 9th Annual Bull Sale Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard, PQ Mar. 14 Early Sunset Ranch Only the Good Ones Sell Production Sale Edam, SK Mar. 14 Rebels of the West Simmental & Angus Bull & Female Sale Virden, MB Mar. 15 Oakview / Perkin / Triple R Simmental Bull Sale Darlingford, MB Mar. 15 South Sask Simmental & Angus Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 15 AJB Online Simmental Bull Sale FramGateAuctions.ca Mar. 16 Prairie Partners Bull & Female Sale Killarney, MB Mar. 16 Kuntz-McIntosh-SAJ 22nd Annual Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK Mar. 16 On Target Bull Sale Barrhead, AB Mar. 17 Adair Ranch 28th Annual Bull & Female Sale Brownfield, AB Mar. 17 Meadow Acres 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Lampman, SK Mar. 18 Transcon’s Premium Beef Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 18 Ter-Ron Farms 16th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale Forestburg, AB Mar. 19 High Bluff Stock Farms Charolais & Simmental Bull Sale Inglis, MB Mar. 19 Porter Ranches Bull Sale Stony Plain, AB Mar. 20 Canada’s Red White & Black Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 20 Ferme Gagnon Inc. & Guests 22nd Annual Bull Sale Cheneville, PQ Mar. 20 17th Annual Kulyk Simmentals Bull Sale Lloydminster, SK

Mar. 20 Proudly Western Simmental Bull Sale Whitewood, SK Mar. 20 KT Ranch Online Simmental & Angus Bull Sale DLMS farmgatetimedauction.ca Mar. 20 Coulee Crossing Cattle Company Bull Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 21 Port Simmentals & Shayson Simmentals Bull Sale Goodridge, AB Mar. 22 Transcon’s Cattle Country Simmental Bull Sale Neepawa, MB Mar. 23 Cityview Simmentals/Abound Livestock 11th Annual Sale Moose Jaw, SK Mar. 24 Transcon’s Winnipeg Bull Sale Winnipeg, MB Mar. 25 Anchor B/Anchorage 20th Annual Bull & Female Sale Hanley, SK Mar. 25 Wheatland Cattle Co. Annual Bull Sale Bienfait, SK Mar. 26 Perrot/Come As U R 4th Annual Online Bull & Female Sale DVauction.com Mar. 28 Best Of The Breeds Bull Sale Yorkton, SK Mar. 29 Southwest Showcase Simmental Bull Sale Swift Current, SK Mar. 29 Riverstone Cattle Co. Bull Sale Olds, AB Mar. 29 The Prairie Lands Bull Sale Innisfail, AB Mar. 30 Redrich Farms 3rd Annual Bull & Female Sale Forestburg, AB

April Apr. 3 Transcon’s Advantage Bull Sale Saskatoon, SK Apr. 3 Maritime Test Staion Bull Sale Nappan, NS Apr. 8 Genetic Distinction 3rd Annual Online Bull Sale Dvauction.com Apr. 11 Spirit Of The North Bull Sale Spiritwood, SK Apr. 12 Cattle Capital Bull Sale Ste. Rose Du Lac, MB

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u o Y k n a Th A Special Thanks from Anchor D Ranch to all Buyers in 2020 Arnold Daling, BC Allan Soderberg, AB Bohrson Marketing, AB Boisvert Simmentals, PQ Battrum Cattle Co., AB Blair Torgerson, AB Bill & Jerry Orlick, AB Brian Mardy, AB Bob & Billie McNutt, AB Century Simmentals, AB Chamberland Farms, AB Craigmyle Colony, AB Crystal Springs Ranch Inc., BC CT Cattle Co, AB Colin Foster, AB Croft Creek Ranch, BC Dean Wiegand, AB Danielle Chamberland, AB Dunnings Acres Ltd, AB DJ Farms, ON Dennis Herman, AB Dobbie Simmentals, ON Diamond Rio Ranch Ltd, AB David & Jeremy Abt, AB Doug Skeels, AB Diamond B Simmentals, AB Drew & Deanna Keivers, AB Elliott Simmentals, AB Erskine Colony, AB Evening Star Simmentals, AB

Eastview Simmentals, BC Ferrybank Colony, AB Fox Lake Ranch, AB Ferme Erisa Inc, PQ Ferme BMS, PQ Ferme Gagnon, PQ Garry Katona, AB Graff Simmentals, BC Gary Waldron, AB Grant Bailey, AB Gene & Pam Riley, AB Hannah Elines, AB Harry Krause, AB Henry Roy, AB J & J Farms, KY Jett Dairy, AB Joe & Sandra Dahm, AB John & Cathy Coers, AB Javier Jauregui Ocampo, MEX Jimmy Ford, AB Jordan Livestock, AB Jemstar Simmentals, AB Kamalah Farms, AB K-Star Simmentals, AB Kevin Olmstead, AB Kent Issac, AB Kessler Livestock, AB Keets Simmentals, SK Kindred Spirit, SK KSL Simmentals, AB

Kulyk Simmentals, SK Lonsdale Simmentals, PQ Little Creek Cattle, MS Lodgepole Ranch, AB Lowell Johnston, AB MAVV Simmentals, AB M & R Damen Farms Ltd, AB Morsan Farms, AB Mike Bendall, AB Madge Simmentals, AB Mackenzie Skeels, AB Northway Farms, AB Nashton Monea, AB Nelson Ranch, AB Newton Creek Simmentals, AB Ockerman Simmentals, AB Peter & Cec Dykstra, AB Pete Fraser, AB Roy & Dariel Sroka, AB Ricky Leger, AB R- Five Simmentals, AB Randy Chubak, AB Rob Riley, AB Randy & Shirley Ingram, AB Rivers Edge Ranch, AB Reszel Farms, AB Satchwell Farms, AB Skyridge Farms, MB Suter Simmentals, SK Simmentals of Texas, TX

Soderglen Ranches, AB Skylark Cattle Co, AB Steve Smigelski, AB Small Time Farms, AB Silver Lake Farms, MB Stout Bros. Simmentals, AB Schwengler Farms, AB Sandy Hill Simmentals, AB Sam Machonic, AB Sturgeon River Stock Farm, AB Stuart & Karen Shaw, AB Starwest Farms, AB Sagwich Land & Livestock, OR South Peace Colony, BC Skywest Simmentals, AB Sullivan Simmentals, PQ Taylor Elines, AB Triple T Diamond, MB Tom Jackson, AB Travis & Lynn Trask, BC Trenson Farms Ltd., AB Trevor & Doug Duke, AB Tony Sanderson, AB Ty Keivers, AB Virginia Ranch, AB Wally & Connie Quapp, AB Wild Bronco Ranch, AB Wolfe Farms, AB Walt & Val Hedges, BC

Join us for our 2021 Bull Sale - February 12, 2021 Dan, Karen, Mackenzie & Garren Skeels 403-843-4756 • 403-783-1217 Box 1638 - Rimbey, AB T0C 2J0 anchordranch@misslink.ca

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