Simmental Country October/November 2021

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VOLUME 42, NUMBER 4

Bruce Bruce Holmquist

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

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Working Together

all 2021 is upon us and entries are open for many of the major Canadian Livestock shows and Exhibitions. As we near the various October entry deadlines, it has become a confusing and uncertain process as some Provincial governments have recently imposed new restrictions that will impact shows being held in October and November. No one knows for sure how the recently announced vaccination “passport” inspection processes will work or how alternate Covid tests will be administered, however it will definitely be a different feel to the fall events and people who have been vaccinated will likely have easier access. The work that is done by the staff, committees and boards of directors of these various agriculture events often goes unrecognized. A significant amount of that work goes on behind the scenes throughout the year with things ramping up now to enable cattle exhibitors and the public to attend the various Agricultural showcases. This year is especially challenging for all involved with the pressure of changing and unclear health regulations. The mood of many exhibitors is beyond frustrated and unfortunately that frustration is sometimes directed at staff and volunteers. Rightly or wrongly, many of them are not vaccinated for Covid and while that is their choice it now appears that the decision to not become vaccinated may possibly disallow some exhibitor’s entry and travel to some of the fall shows and sales. While the rights and obligations of the cattle community towards attending these events is being argued by some attendees, one thing is certain, the respective boards and committees of these events have no control over the public health guidelines implemented by provincial and municipal governments. Some smaller towns and cities may have more control and flexibility towards the regulations around their events, but the shows held in major cities do not!

The boards of directors of many of the organizations that host the major livestock shows are made up of volunteers who give of their time, and often out of their own pocket, to cover the costs of their travel away from home. They devote their time and efforts because they believe in Agriculture and in providing the venues to promote and educate consumers as well as children on the many aspects involved in producing healthy and sustainable food. The events are also a venue for trade and entertainment and provide an opportunity for businesses that work with us in feeding the world. Other very important partners in putting on these events are of course the many sponsors and vendors of the many goods and services supplied to agriculture. Cattle shows on their own don’t make money and without the support from other revenue streams, our livestock shows wouldn’t be possible. While entry fees and gate passes are a significant cost to the exhibitors, they alone don’t cover the costs of administration, building rent, wood chips, and setup and cleanup labor costs. Governments are also significant contributors to the sponsorship process and in playing an important role towards the success of our events. Livestock exhibitors of course are also very significant players in these events as without them the fall shows simply don’t happen as we know them. Their efforts and investment are huge in ensuring that the Simmental breed is showcased in proper fashion, and play an integral role in promoting not only your own programs but the breed as a whole! A significant number of people are working together to host events including National cattle shows and in these difficult times it will take all of us, along with some considerable patience and understanding, to make it happen over the next few months. Good luck to all involved!

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Photo Contest

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new date . new location . same quality cattle. After 11 years of selling in Lloydminster, SK our Bull Sale is

Moving home!

Monday, March 7, 2022: The Red Willow Ranch Ltd. Bull Sale at the farm Cut Knife, SK ON OFFER: 45 Simmental Bulls: Reds, Blacks and Fullbloods 10 Select Purebred Heifers 30 Commercial Heifers

RED WILLOW RANCH LTD. Josh & Jada Tyler: 306.390.7745 Cell Darren & Tina Tyler: 306.398.7554 Cell www.redwillowranchltd.com 7 SC_October_insides.indd 7

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Breed Improvement

By Sean McGrath Breed Improvement Coordinator for the Canadian Simmental Association

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The Maternal Side

t would be very difficult to argue that the Simm-Cross cow is not a valued part of the cowherd. Besides the tremendous benefits of hybrid vigour, the Simmental influence brings a wealth of quality maternal traits to the mix as well as some added performance to a calf crop. While maternal influence on calf performance is relatively obvious, it is often difficult to objectively measure the contribution of that female. This becomes very important through this fall season, as weaning records represent the “result” of how each cow did her job. The CSA operates a Total Herd Enrolment (THE) program that places the focus on female performance/productivity in order to address this, but it is vital that as a member each cow is reported on every year. The first step in a cow’s maternal ability is the ability to conceive. Pregnancy testing results can be reported at enrolment time. Fertility is a key component of profitability and the first step is getting a cow bred (rebred). Reporting on pregnancy test results is an objective way to start to identify genetics that are fertile within a given contemporary group. Once a cow is bred, we move to the next step. At calving, other traits are important. As a CSA member you have the ability to report on various “convenience traits”. In essence these represent some of the cow’s ability to save you time and effort. This includes traits such as calving ease, mothering ability, temperament and udder score. It is also possible to report on weight/body condition and frame at this time. Pre-calving scour shots are a good time to collect this weight data. As the cow progresses through the production year, her ability is expressed through her calf. This certainly includes growth rate on the calf, but it also goes a little deeper. Weaning records on all females, including those that may have lost a calf is key to determining which females and what genetics have successfully or unsuccessfully produced a calf. At weaning, there is also an opportunity to provide weight, condition score and frame size (hip height) information on those females as well. This data can put the production of the cow in context of her mature size and if also collected at calving this data can help to show how cows respond to raising a calf and managing their own body condition. Weaning day is a busy affair and cow weights do not have to be collected on the day of weaning, however for optimal evaluation, it is best if cow weights

can be collected within a week or two of that weaning date. It takes a long time to “prove a cow” and with that in mind, it may be worth considering investing in high density DNA testing on replacement heifers. This information, combined with performance and pedigree data can greatly enhance the accuracy of selection at an early age. For example, the value of determining with reasonable accuracy the likelihood of offspring remaining in the cowherd when a female is young, may mean that we keep more daughters from cows with genetics for longevity, rather than waiting until she is much older (proven). A female has genetics for longevity at birth, but without DNA technology, we can’t really measure this until she has expressed her longevity. DNA testing gives us a huge jump on assessing this maternal ability. While an individual cow may not provide as much contribution to the herd as a sire (1 calf / cow / year vs. multiple calves / bull / year) we need to remember that each cow provides ½ of the calf’s genetics, all of the in-utero environment and much of the pre-weaning environment. For these reasons alone it is worth considering doing some extra measures on heifers before they enter the cowherd. One key measurement that may be missing on heifers is a yearling weight. This data helps to identify growth, but also provides an indication of relative age at puberty. Carcass ultrasound on yearling heifers may also be worthwhile as it provides a female with a lifetime carcass record which will be expressed in her progeny. Collecting repeated records on a cow herd over time can objectively identify fertility and longevity. These are 2 key pieces to profitability in the commercial cow herd. Stayability is a measure of the probability that daughters will remain in the cow herd until at least 6 years of age, and it is calculated from complete cow herd records. It is as important to know which daughters make the cut and which ones do not. Simmental is a highly maternal breed that brings a lot to the Canadian beef industry. Consider making some additional investments in your females this fall and over the coming years through data collection and submission. The key takeaway is that if you choose to report on a trait, it is essential that it be reported on every producing female possible. Documenting and providing information for the maternal ability of the Simmental female can add a lot of value to Simmental genetics in the commercial industry.

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Bred Fleckvieh Female Sale Saturday, November 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Decorah Sales Commission, 2123 Madison Road, Decorah, IA 52101 Selling 44 high quality Fleckvieh bred cows and heifers right off the top of the herd. Many of these cows have top end daughters in the herd and have been donors for us.

One of the highlights of the sale:

We will be selling four picks of the entire herd which will include one pick of over 20 Treasure daughters!

Golden Dawn Farms Fleckvieh | Stan Martins 141 Hwy 18, Postville, IA 52162 Home: (563) 864-7305 | Cell: (563) 419:2444

Email: stanmartins@centurylink.net | Website: www.stanleymartinsfarms.com

Watch and bid live on DV Auction Call (402) 316-5460 for assistance to get registered for bidder number. For technical support on sale day call Addy at (641) 780-6220 A very special Thank you to last years buyers: Beechinor Brothers Virginia Ranch Van De Velde Cattle (MB Producer of the year)

Blume 29X Bred to No Doubt - She sells!

Franceen sells with a beautiful No Doubt heifer calf born Sept. 22,2021!

Treasure 63E - Daughter Sells!

Britches last years top selling lot to; Tim Ohlde. Her daughter Franceen Sells!

Golden Dawn No Doubt - Service sire to several females

We will have a trailer going to Brandon, MB after the sale. Trucking not to exceed $300.00/head.

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Director

Meet the CSA Directors Scott Matthews Scott Matthews says he is humbled to join the board of the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) and be part of the process in Quebec Region directing the future of the breed in Canada. Matthews who has been around Simmental cattle his whole life says the success of the breed today reflects the input from breeders and decisions made by previous CSA board members. And now after elections in July 2021, as he represents the interest of Quebec Simmental breeders on the national board he will be part of the process that will direct the success of the breed in the future. “I remember as a kid being a member of the Young Canadian Simmental Association (YCSA) and being invited to attend CSA board meetings and I thought it was pretty cool to be there with breeders who were making key decisions on where the breed was going,” says Matthews who today along with his wife Emily continue to raise Simmental cattle on their farm near Sherbrooke, QC. “I had a lot of respect for those people and the role that they played. “So when the opportunity came along to represent the breeders of Quebec on the national board it was something I wanted to do and I was humbled to be able to be part of the process.” Matthews was born and raised on the family Simmental farm near Navan, ON southeast of Ottawa. Growing up he was involved with the local 4-H beef club, and bought his first purebred Simmental in 1995. He was involved in 4-H events, showing cattle at various fairs. It was in the mid-1990s he was encouraged by Egan Brockoff, of Alberta who was then National YCSA president, to get involved himself in the YCS program. He followed that suggestion and essentially never looked back in terms of maintaining a connection to Simmental provincial and national organizations his whole life. Matthews attended the University of Guelph, graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture.

Scott Matthews

Following university he joined the staff of a large meat processing plant and for the past 14 years has been a cattle buyer covering Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces sourcing cattle for the packing facility. It was during his years being involved with the YCSA program he met his future wife, Emily Grey who was a YCSA member from a family farm near Cookshire, QC. “We met at different events and shows and the relationship continued,” he says.” The couple were married in 2012 and now are raising their two young daughters, Taylor and Brynn on their farm in Hatley Township. Scott and Emily have built their own purebred Simmental operation, Keystone Livestock at North Hatley. “We are a select herd purebred operation and enjoy showing cattle as well as producing and marketing bulls that appeal to commercial producers,” says Scott. Over the years, Matthews was actively involved in the YCSA program at the provincial and national level as well as later holding director positions with both the Ontario and Quebec provincial Simmental associations. He also served on the Canadian Simmental Association Beef Improvement Committee and continues to serve as a director of the Friends of Canadian Simmental Foundation. Matthews says over the years he has been impressed by the people he has met during all his involvement with the Simmental breed. “Just every where you go the people are just so welcoming and helpful,” he says. And he also continues to be impressed with quality and versatility of the Simmental breed itself. “It doesn’t matter what part of the country or what part of the world for that matter, you are able to put a Simmental bull with any cow herd and produce the type of cattle that serve the geographic area or a particular marketplace,” he says. Matthews says the breed has done an excellent job of keeping pace with the changing needs of commercial producers, cattle feeders and processors and he is looking forward to providing input to future breeding programs “to help strengthen the breeds place in the market place down the road,” he says.

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Meet the CSA Directors Director

Ben Farrant Ben Farrant has been around and actively involved in the purebred and commercial beef industry his whole life, so letting his name stand Alberta Region for a position as an Alberta director on the Canadian Simmental Association (CSA) board was just another opportunity for him to give back to the industry. Farrant, who along with his wife Kassandra and parents Fred and Lee-Ann Farrant, operate the diversified Red Top Ag Ventures at Lousana in central Alberta, has been involved with various associations in various capacities from the time he was a youngster growing up on the family farm. In those days it was a purebred Charolais operation with a commercial beef herd as well. Red Top Ag Ventures has been developing and building a small purebred Simmental program for the past nine years. “I believe in what I call two important philosophies or a couple of my Golden Rules in life,” says Farrant who was elected to the CSA board in July 2021. “If you put time and effort into something it will usually return some valuable dividends. And I’m not talking about financial rewards, but it’s about learning new things and perhaps being able to help others along the way. It is along the lines of the motto of my university fraternity “ progress shall mark our every step”. Being involved in the industry today will contribute to our success in the future. “And the second important dividend of being involved is the benefit of developing networks in life, it is 100 percent crucial. As you get involved with the

Ben Farrant

beef industry, for example, in just about any capacity you begin to develop a network of people that will serve you well later in life. I went to university with a bunch of guys, for example, and they weren’t all taking agriculture, but from that I’ve developed a network that includes accountants, lawyers and engineers. And being involved in the beef industry I develop a network of contacts who can provide advice and support and likewise perhaps I can help them. Networking is essential.” Farrant grew up on the family beef operation at Lousana, about 40 minutes southeast of Red Deer, where his parents raised purebred Charolais cattle along with a commercial beef herd. He was actively involved in the Delburne 4-H Beef Club (that’s where he met his future wife Kassandra who was raised on the family-run Oh Kay Farms near Red Deer - it was a purebred Simmental operation.) Farrant was also quite active in the Charolais youth program holding positions on both the provincial and national boards. He later attended the University of Alberta where he obtained a Bachelor of Science with a major in Agriculture and Resource Economics. And during those years he was actively involved in the FarmHouse Fraternity, which was a fraternity of 35 other students who all had a farm background — 16 lived in the house and the remainder lived outside the house. After university he joined the Central Alberta Coop becoming manager of their crop input location at Innisfail, AB. Also during his university years his parents converted their farm to a straight commercial beef cow-calf operation.

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He and Kassandra got married in 2013. They joined in partnership with Ben's parents at the farm near Lousana, AB. Starting with a few purebred Simmental cattle that Kassandra owned they have built the purebred Simmental herd to some 55 head. They are also involved in the commercial side of the farm, which today includes about 150 head of Red Angus and Charolais cross cows bred to Simmental bulls. Along with marketing purebred Simmental breeding stock, the Farrant’s also retain all commercial steers to be fed in an on-farm finishing feedlot. And after several years in the crop input business, Ben set out on his own in the fall of 2020 creating his own seed sales business and becoming a central Alberta representative for Pioneer Hi-Bred, marketing their lines of corn and canola seed. Both the seed and livestock operations are covered under the company name Red Top Ag Ventures. "The company name reflects a couple aspects of the livestock enterprise," says Farrant. "First it shows our focus is on red Simmental cattle and "Top" refers to quality. We focus on

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producing quality cattle rather than quantity." During their years as purebred Simmental breeders, Farrant served on the board of the Alberta Simmental Association (ASA) for five years, before letting his name stand for election as one of three Alberta directors on the Canadian Simmental Association board. "The beef industry is a great industry in general, but in recent years I have found the people of the Simmental breed just so welcoming and supportive and have provided a great deal of help as we've been building our purebred herd," he says. "There are people all over the breed that have been willing to provide support, encouragement and constructive criticism helping us to better our operation." Farrant says he is also impressed with the quality of Simmental cattle "that is a very marketable product to the commercial producer. It is a breed that we have seen ourselves works so well in a three-way cross in our commercial herd. If we can help the commercial producer be successful then we will be successful too."

Things

YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE A SMOOTH

DNA TESTING PROCESS:

1.Familiarize yourself with CSA’s DNA testing requirements. 2.Contact the sale, bull test, show, etc., you may be participating in to be clear of their DNA requirements. 3.Order kits early (at least two months before you need results) by contacting the CSA – cansim@simmental.com or 403-250-7979 /1-866-860-6051. Please follow instructions and have all the required information before calling. 4.Use a blood card, TSU, or hair card for collection. NEVER send vials of blood, bags of hair, etc. to the lab or the CSA office. 5.Follow the instructions for collection included with your kits. Failure to collect the samples properly may result in samples failing testing. 6.If you make a mistake, i.e. collect the sample from the wrong animal, etc., do NOT send the sample to the lab. If you do, contact CSA immediately. 7.Never send hair samples to the lab without either, 1) ordering the DNA kit through the CSA office (Registry Staff ). Or, 2) by utilizing the Online Lab Order system under – My Herd | My Lab | My Lab Test Requests. 8.Send samples to the lab as soon as possible. Getting them out the door ensures faster processing and less time for paperwork to get mixed up. 9.Check your email for results. Online participants should regularly check under - My Herd | My Lab | My Lab Test Results 10.If you have a question, the CSA is happy to help. Please have your membership number and information on the animal you are inquiring about (CSA number, tattoo, etc.).

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From the Gate Post

By Bruce Holmquist General Manager, Canadian Simmental Association

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Travailler Ensemble

’automne 2021 est arrivé et, cette année, il est possible d’inscrire des animaux à plusieurs des principales expositions et compétitions animales au Canada. Au moment d’écrire ces lignes, nous approchons du début d’octobre et de la période limite pour effectuer nos inscriptions. Toutefois, en raison de nouvelles restrictions imposées très récemment par certains gouvernements provinciaux, le processus menant aux diverses expositions prévues en octobre et en novembre est devenu incertain. Personne ne sait vraiment quel sera le processus d’inspection des nouveaux passeports vaccinaux, ou bien de quelle manière d’autres tests de détection de la Covid-19 pourraient être dispensés. Mais, on peut dire que le contexte sera encore différent aux expositions de l’automne et que les personnes ayant été vaccinées devraient y avoir un accès plus facile. Beaucoup de travail est fait et souvent sans reconnaissance par le personnel, les comités et les administrateurs de ces évènements agricoles. Un travail considérable est effectué dans l’ombre tout au cours de l’année, de manière à permettre aux éleveurs de bovins et au grand public de pouvoir participer aux diverses foires agricoles. Les défis sont encore plus grands cette année pour toutes les personnes concernées, en raison des mesures sanitaires imprécises et qui ne cessent de changer. Plusieurs exposants deviennent très frustrés et, bien malheureusement, leur frustration va envers un membre du personnel ou un bénévole. À tort ou à raison, plusieurs de ceuxlà ne sont pas vaccinés pour la Covid et, bien que cela soit leur choix, il semble en ce moment que cette décision de ne pas être vacciné pourrait du moins empêcher certains de pouvoir être admis ou bien de pouvoir voyager vers les compétitions et les ventes de l’automne. Bien que certains exposants ne soient pas totalement d’accord avec les droits et les obligations imposés par la communauté agricole, il demeure que les bureaux de direction et les comités responsables de ces évènements n’ont aucun contrôle quant aux mesures sanitaires mises en place par les gouvernements provinciaux et municipaux. Il est peut-être possible pour quelques villes de plus petite

taille d’avoir un certain contrôle sur de telles mesures, mais cela n’est pas possible pour toutes les grandes villes. Pour plusieurs des organisations offrant des compétitions animales durant l’automne, les conseils d’administration sont formés de bénévoles qui donnent généreusement de leur temps et parfois de leur argent, afin de pouvoir voyager et s’impliquer tout en étant absent de la maison. Ils consacrent ainsi du temps et des efforts car ils croient réellement à l’agriculture, et à l’importance de fournir de telles tribunes favorisant la promotion et l’éducation des consommateurs et des enfants sur les diverses facettes reliées à la production d’aliments sains et durables. Ces évènements sont également autant d’opportunités pour le commerce et le divertissement, ainsi que pour ceux qui nourrissent le monde puissent faire des affaires. De plus, plusieurs autres partenaires sont concernés, tels que les fournisseurs de biens et services en agriculture et les commanditaires. À eux seuls, les jugements d’animaux ne font pas faire d’argent et, sans les autres activités en support, il ne serait pas possible de tenir des compétitions de bovins. Bien que les frais d’inscription et les billets d’entrée génèrent certains revenus, cela ne permet pas de couvrir toutes les autres dépenses d’administration, de location de bâtiments, de litière de copeaux de bois, et des coûts d’installation et de nettoyage des lieux. Les gouvernements contribuent aussi souvent au processus de commandites et au succès des diverses activités. On ne doit certainement pas oublier tous les exposants qui sont des acteurs primordiaux dans ces évènements et, sans eux, les expositions de l’automne n’existeraient pas. Sachez que tous vos efforts et vos investissements font en sorte que la race Simmental est bien représentée envers le public. Vous jouez un rôle primordial dans la promotion de votre programme et de la race dans son ensemble ! Un nombre imposant de personnes travaillent ensemble afin que des évènements comme des jugements nationaux aient lieu. Nous tous devrons être impliqués, tandis qu’on devra être compréhensif et patient pour que tout cela arrive. ! Bonne chance à toutes les personnes impliquées !

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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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Le Côté Maternel

l serait très difficile pour quiconque de nier le fait que les femelles croisées d’influence Simmental ont une place de choix dans nos troupeaux bovins. En plus des grands avantages fournies par la vigueur hybride, la race Simmental nous apporte une grande richesse au niveau des qualités maternelles ainsi qu’une performance de croissance accrue chez les veaux. Bien que l’influence maternelle soit plutôt évidente sur les performances du veau, il est souvent difficile de mesurer objectivement la contribution d’une femelle donnée. Cela prend beaucoup d’importance au cours de l’automne, alors qu’on transmet les données des sevrages, lesquelles sont le « résultat » du travail effectué par chaque vache. L’ASC offre un programme de l’enrôlement du troupeau complet (“THE”), lequel met l’emphase sur la productivité / les performances des vaches. Toutefois, pour y arriver, il est capital que les membres soumettent annuellement les données sur chacune des vaches. Au niveau de l’aptitude maternelle d’une vache, la première composante est son aptitude à se reproduire. Les résultats des vérifications de gestation peuvent être déclarés au moment de l’enrôlement. La fertilité est une composante clé de la profitabilité et, en premier, on s’assure que la vache est saillie (ou resaillie). En rapportant ainsi les résultats des vérifications de gestation, on est en mesure d’identifier objectivement les lignées génétiques plus fertiles à l’intérieur d’un groupe contemporain. Une fois la vache gestante, on passera ensuite à la prochaine étape. D’autres caractères sont importants au moment du vêlage. À titre de membre de l’ASC, vous pouvez déclarer des données touchant divers « caractères commodes / pratiques ». En fait, ceux-là sont reliés à l’aptitude que possède la vache pour nous faire sauver du temps et des efforts. Ces caractères sont ainsi la facilité de vêlage, l’aptitude maternelle, le tempérament et les notes sur le pis. Au même moment, il est aussi possible de fournir un poids, une mesure de la condition de chair et de la charpente. Cette pesée de la vache peut être effectuée au moment d’administrer le vaccin anti-diarrhée. Au fur et à mesure que la vache progresse au cours de son année de production, ses aptitudes sont exprimées par son veau. Cela inclut bien sûr le taux de gain du veau, mais il y a encore davantage à venir. Il est très important de fournir des données de poids au sevrage sur toutes les femelles, incluant celles qui pourraient avoir perdu un veau, si on veut déterminer quelles vaches et quelles lignées génétiques ont produit un veau avec succès ou non. Au sevrage, il est également possible de soumettre des données de poids, de condition de chair et de grandeur de la charpente (hauteur aux hanches) sur ces femelles. Avec de telles données, cela vous permet d’évaluer la production d’une vache donnée en fonction de sa grosseur à maturité. Si on recueille également ces informations au moment du vêlage, ces données nous indiquent comment la vache évolue alors qu’elle produit son veau, ce qui nous aide à bien suivre son état de chair. On est pas mal occupé lors de la journée du sevrage, le poids des vaches n’a pas à être nécessairement mesurer cette journée-là. Toutefois, si on veut obtenir une évaluation optimale, il est préférable d’obtenir ces poids des vaches en-dedans d’une ou deux semaines du sevrage.

Il faut pas mal de temps pour bâtir “l’épreuve d’une vache”, par conséquent ça vaudrait probablement le coup d’investir au niveau des mesures d’analyse de l’ADN par haute densité chez les femelles de remplacement. En combinant ces informations avec les données de performance et sur les généalogies, cela permet d’améliorer beaucoup la précision de notre sélection à un âge plus jeune. Par exemple, l’avantage de déterminer avec une précision raisonnable les chances qu’une progéniture demeure dans le troupeau lorsqu’une vache est assez jeune peut vouloir dire que nous garderons alors plus de filles provenant de vaches avec un meilleur potentiel génétique pour la longévité, au lieu d’avoir à attendre que la vache soit plus vieille (éprouvée). À la naissance, une femelle possède un bagage génétique pour la longévité mais, si on n’utilise pas la technologie de l’ADN, on ne peut pas vraiment le mesurer jusqu’au moment où elle aura exprimé elle-même sa longévité. L’analyse de l’ADN nous permet de faire des pas de géants au niveau de l’évaluation de cette aptitude maternelle. On s’entend qu’une seule vache ne peut pas apporter autant de contribution au sein d’un troupeau, comparativement à un taureau (1 veau / vache / année versus plusieurs veaux / taureau / année). Mais, il faut souligner que la vache contribue pour la moitié (1/2) de la génétique du veau, en plus de fournir tout l’environnement intra-utérin et d’être responsable d’une grande part de l’environnement présevrage. Uniquement pour ces raisons, ça vaut la peine d’envisager une prise de mesures additionnelles avant qu’elles ne soient admises dans le troupeau. Il peut arriver qu’on n’ait pas de mesure du poids à un an chez les taures de remplacement. Cette donnée nous aide à mieux caractériser la croissance, mais cela peut aussi nous fournir une indication de l’âge relatif où celles-ci atteignent la puberté. Il pourrait être également valable de faire mesurer les critères de carcasse avec les ultrasons chez les taures d’un an, cela nous fournirait des données sur les qualités de carcasse qu’elles transmettront à leur progéniture au cours de leur vie. Au fil des ans, en effectuant une prise de données en continu chez les vaches d’un troupeau, on pourra identifier plus objectivement le niveau de fertilité et de longévité. Ces dernières constituent les deux plus importants facteurs influençant la profitabilité d’un troupeau commercial. La durabilité (“stayability”) est en fait une mesure de la probabilité que des femelles d’élevage demeureront dans le troupeau au moins jusqu’à l’âge de six ans. On la calcule à partir des données complètes sur les vaches du troupeau. Il est très important de pouvoir identifier quelles femelles rencontreront ou non les exigences voulues. La race Simmental possède de grandes qualités maternelles et elle contribue énormément à toute l’industrie bovine canadienne. Cet automne ainsi qu’au cours des prochaines années, considérez faire des investissements supplémentaires au niveau de la cueillette et la transmission de données chez vos femelles. Rappelez-vous que si vous décidez de soumettre des données sur un caractère, il est essentiel que des données soient soumises chez le plus grand nombre possible de femelles. En documentant davantage et en fournissant plus d’informations touchant les aptitudes maternelles des femelles Simmental, on viendra ajouter de la valeur à la génétique Simmental incluse dans l’industrie bovine.

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Vet’s Advice

By Roy Lewis, DVM

Fine Tuning of Herd Health & Management Programs

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hey say the only constiant is change. We know in the cattle business if we stop improving and accept the status quo we will get behind. I have decided to put together a bunch of ideas of changes that are now happening in the cattle industry. As I travel across the country and meet with producer groups and veterinarians many different production tips come to mind. Hopefully some may be applicable to your operation and help you improve the performance and efficiencies of your farming or ranching operation. Have discussions with your veterinarian, nutritionist or fellow cattle producer on whether these points may be applicable to your operation. Many of these things are being implemented by the Simmental breeders and their commercial bull customers but this is always good to review. Vaccinology is making great strides with new intranasal technologies and broader vaccines to cover more diseases in one shot. There are newer intranasal cannulas and even guns now on the market that are easy to use and really get a good application of the vaccine well up into the nostril. Before calving is an ideal time to review if new products are to be added. Remember vaccines help prevent diseases and that is far better than treating and we can hopefully cut down our antibiotic usage at the same time. We don’t want to pass off BVD persistently infected calves to the feeding sector so there is heavy reliance on the cow calf sector to wean pre-vaccinated calves. Even vaccines for footrot and pinkeye are becoming more commonplace especially on your herd bulls. Clostridial disease is always present but remember specific diseases such as tetanus or redwater only come in certain clostridial vaccines. We see more and more cases of clostridial disease out there in spite of there being very good vaccines available that are inexpensive. Work with your veterinarian to make sure timing is right on the vaccines and handle and administer them properly. Every time you process the thought should enter your mind what vaccines do I need and is there anything new that will give my cattle more comprehensive coverage and hopefully less clinical disease. Don’t forget of a vaccine program for your herd bulls. Whether a purebred breeder or commercial operation it is really easy to neglect doing the bulls. Are cattle travelling too or coming from geographic areas where specific diseases are more prevalent. These are very important facts to know. Pain control or NSAIDs are often mentioned in the beef and dairy codes of practice for painful procedures such as castration or dehorning. Really in veterinary medicine most times we work on sick cattle and they have a fever or perform surgery one of the NSAIds may be indicated. Your veterinarian now has a wide range of these NSAIds to choose from. They even come in convenient methods of application such as orally or pour on as well as the traditional inject able ones. Some have very short slaughter withdrawals others are longer. They make the cattle keep their appetites recover quicker so in addition to being the right thing they are economically very justified in my opinion. Antibiotic usage has come down even if it simply just reduces treatment length. They are all prescription drugs but your veterinarian should be up to date on which ones to use in which situations for

you. The greatest observation I have had is how quick recovery from caesarian sections; claw amputations, castrations etc are when NSAIDs are used. The public is also talking about painkillers from an animal welfare perspective so it simply is becoming the absolute right thing to do in most circumstances. With parasite control monitoring of herds with fecals for internal parasites has become commonplace and many strategies including strategic deworming at pasture is keeping producers and their veterinarians cognizant of different ways to deworm knowing that a certain level of parasites reduces production and leads to greater health problems especially n calves and yearlings. More products are available for lice and fly control and some even have some mosquito control, which additionally helps production on grass. The critical thing is timing of application and switching products if resistance by the horn flies starts to become a problem. A brand new product has come out which is for lice only but also essentially kills the eggs so no need to retreat. It may be an alternative for the ivermectin products in the fall. It does not do worms so a worm product may need to be done in conjunction. If fecal parasites are low there is no need for a dewormer. The results of the tests will tell you. Keep in mind to do the same thing for fly control monitor for levels of flies before you start treatment. When purchasing your breeding bulls (whether purebred or commercial breeders) carefully examine besides having a real good look at the bull all the information such as semen forms, EPDs and any genetic information. They are half the genetics in your herd and warrant special attention depending if you want bulls of calving ease performance or carcass characteristics. . Many purebred breeders now prevaccinate with even footrot and the health status and vaccination history is usually indicated in the catalogue. Color dominance with testing for things like homozygosis for color or the non-dilutor gene to stay away from rat-tail calves are steps certain purebred producers take. This has all been done to help the purchaser and should lead to consistency in color at least if that is important in your herd. If don’t totally understand the color heritability have a good talk with the purebred breeder. We need as an industry to do more testing and get more information on the antibiotic sensitivity so we can all make more informed decisions on antibiotic usage. If for instance you have lost some calves to pneumonia talk to your herd veterinarian about doing both a culture when he/she does a postmortem plus a sensitivity so best to predict which antibiotic will work the best. This again will help monitor what resistant organisms are out there plus success at treatment will be optimized. Keep in mind virtually all antibiotics will need a vet script and involvement from your veterinarian going forward. Talking to fellow breeders, producers, herd veterinarian, nutritionists will keep you abreast of new things in the cattle industry that may or may not have a place on your farm. Hope fall allows for some extra feed we so desperately need. Next year hopefully will be better in the rainfall department.

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Bob Lowe CCA President

I am pleased to see the world is starting to open again and return somewhat to pre-pandemic life. For the first time in a long time, those able to travel had the opportunity to get together in person at the CCA Semi-Annual Meeting held in Calgary this summer in August to discuss industry issues and plan CCA advocacy efforts. Our efforts around resilience are paying off. Most food service businesses are now open and there is a compelling case to keep them open. Labour is now their biggest challenge. The massive and ongoing investments our processors have made are keeping our plants operating at near 100 per cent capacity. We heard more good news at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in August. CattleFax gave one of the most positive outlooks for cattle prices over the next three years that we have seen in a long time. We heard beef demand is at the highest level in 33 years in the U.S. and the increase in beef sales between just 2019 and 2020 was four times greater than total sales of plant-based alternatives. Export sales for both Canada and the U.S. are up double digits supported by very strong international demand. If mother nature cooperates, we could see beef being one of the leading growth industries coming out of the pandemic lockdowns. We are also now learning about the full impact of this summer’s drought. On Sunday August 22, 2021, with only a few hours before the federal election was called, the beef industry received good news about the AgriRecovery program, as the Government of Canada increased total funding to up to $500 million to address extraordinary costs faced by producers due to drought and wildfires. This includes initial funding of $100 million announced on August 6, 2021. Using the 60-40 cost-shared basis, as outlined under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the federal share would be up to $482.5 million, not including British Columbia’s planned program. Here is a summary of what this means for producers in drought-stricken areas: B.C. – In B.C., the government announced that the province and federal government are working on an AgriRecovery program to help deal with drought and wildfire challenges producers are facing. At the time of writing, total funds have not been announced, but the program details are anticipated to be similar to the AgriRecovery Wildfire initiative in 2017-18. Alberta –Alberta earmarked $136 million in provincial funding. The federal contribution is an additional $204 million in federal funding under AgriRecovery for total funds of $340 million. The 2021 Canada-Alberta Livestock Feed Assistance Initiative will provide eligible producers an initial $94 per head

payment for breeding females based on inventory as of August 6. Later this year, producers may receive an additional payment up to a maximum of $106 per head, through a receipt-based approach, to reflect extraordinary circumstances faced in some areas of the province. At time of writing, details of the second payment were still being finalized. Saskatchewan – in Saskatchewan, the Province announced $119 million in funding. The federal government will provide an additional $178 million for a total program of $297 million. The 2021 Canada-Saskatchewan Drought Response Initiative will provide eligible producers a $200 per head payment to help maintain breeding females, with an initial $100 payment on inventory as of August 1 and the next $100 payment based on inventory on December 31. Manitoba – Manitoba allocated $62 million in provincial funding. The federal government is expected to add up to $93 million for a total of $155 million in program funding. The Livestock Feed and Transportation Drought Assistance program will help producers purchase and test feed for livestock to maintain their breeding herds including transporting purchased feed from distant locations. The Livestock Transportation Drought Assistance program will help offset freight expenses associated with moving livestock to alternative feed supply areas. Manitoba is also in the process of designing a cowherdrebuilding program under the Canada-Manitoba AgriRecovery Drought Assistance framework to help livestock producers forced to sell breeding stock due to limited feedstock in 2021 with the goal to rebuild their herds starting in 2022. At time of writing, program details were under development. Ontario – heading east, the Ontario announced up to $5 million in provincial funding. The federal contribution is expected to contribute an additional $7.5 million for a total program of $12.5 million. The program is expected to cover costs for purchasing feeds, transportation of feed and water, transportation of animals to feed, temporary fencing and other extraordinary costs related to the drought. These costs are estimated at approximately $200 per head for cattle. As we look ahead, one of the Canadian beef industry’s primary modern objectives is sharing the positive story of agriculture with consumers, government, and other stakeholders. CCA is tackling this head-on through the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place this fall. CCA staff have been working tirelessly since the spring to make sure the voice of Canadian beef producers is heard at this international table. Stay tuned for more to come on the outcome of the Summit.

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2020 CSA TOTAL HERD ENROLLMENT PROGRAM MEMBERS

Thank you to these CSA members who are ‘THE’ program participants and provide the data that drives Simmental genetic improvement for the benefit of the Canadian Beef industry. VIRGINIA PETERS (SAPSFORD), PERDUE, SK 3M SIMMENTAL RANCH, M & D FURBER, LONE BUTTE, BC 4 MATT SIMMENTALS, KAITLYN MATTERS, NANTON, AB 7 PILLARS RANCH, SHANE & PRISCILLA QUIST, SHELL LAKE, SK ABC CATTLE CO. RICK MCINTYRE, CHURCHBRIDGE, SK ACADEMY HILL LIVESTOCK, JOHN & KATHY PEARSON, GRAFTON, ON BRUCE & JEAN ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB KEN AND TREENA ADAIR, BROWNFIELD, AB GRANT AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB JADE AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB AJB LIVESTOCK, AMY BONCHUK, ROSSBURN, MB ALCOVIA SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL & CHERYL LAYER, ALCOVE, QC ALLIANCE SIMMENTAL FARMS, MIKE McCART, NORTH GOWER, ON ALTON CENTURY FARMS LTD, BLAKE ALTON, KINCARDINE, ON ANCHOR D RANCH SIMMENTALS, DAN & KAREN SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB ANCHOR J SIMMENTALS, JOHN DYCK, FORT VERMILION, AB ANDREA L. ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB ANDERSON BROTHERS CATTLE COMPANY, BRUCE & COLIN ANDERSON, LAC LA BICHE, AB CALLIE N. ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB KIM ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK SADIE ANWENDER, RADVILLE, SK AP SIMMENTALS, APRIL & PATRICK DAVY, FISHER BRANCH, MB ARC SIMMENTALS, ADDISON CHARBONNEAU, HALKIRK, AB ARIKA’S SIMMENTAL RANCH, ARIKA KATHOL, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB COLIN B. ARNOLD, THORNDALE, ON DONNA ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB SHAYLYN & LINDSAY ARTHUR, MAYERTHORPE, AB ASHANBROOK SIMMENTALS, NEIL & HOLLY GROTENHUIS, AYTON, ON DONNA MARIE ASHER, GRANDORA, SK ASHWORTH FARM & RANCH LTD, KELLY ASHWORTH, OUNGRE, SK J. RANDY AUMACK, SPIRITWOOD, SK RUSSELL AUMACK, RABBIT LAKE, SK AVALON SIMMENTALS, G. PATRICK MADIGAN, MUNSTER, ON B. MCFARLANE FAMILY HOLDINGS LTD, R G & DONNA L MCFARLANE, MOUNT FOREST, ON BACK IN BLACK SIMMENTALS, SARAH LENG, GUNN, AB BALAMORE FARM LTD, JOSEPH COOPER, GREAT VILLAGE, NS BAR 5 SIMMENTAL STOCK FRMS LTD, MARKDALE, ON BAR 9 SIMMENTALS, WILLIAM & CORY MANDZIUK, GILBERT PLAINS, MB BARBARA VANCE - V 5 SIMMENTALS, BARBARA VANCE, KANATA, ON JERRY BARBER, SHAWVILLE, QC BAR CL FARM, LINUS CLARK, SUNDRE, AB BAR J SIMMENTALS, HAYLEY JUSTIN & JACK ROBERTSON, AMARANTH, MB JOE BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK BAR T5 FARMS, GREG THOMPSON, FORT ASSINIBOINE, AB

B BAR C SIMMENTALS, BRETT & CHRIS HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB BEAR CANYON SIMMENTAL RANCH, BEAR CANYON COLONY, CHERRY POINT, AB DAWSON & OWEN BEAULAC, SPIRITWOOD, SK EDWARD & BRENDA BEAULAC, SPIRITWOOD, SK BEAVER RIDGE SIMMENTAL, ALVIN & WANDA FEDYK, PIERCELAND, SK BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTALS, JOHN & MICHELLE BEECHINOR, BENTLEY, AB BEECHINOR LAND & LIVESTOCK LTD, STEFON & REBECCA BEECHINOR, BENTLY, AB BEL-CHAR FARM, DARCY CLOW, GODFREY, ON JACOB BELL, ST-ISIDORE-D-CLIFTON, QC LEONARD BERGEN, WINNIPEGOSIS, MB BERGMAN FAMILY FARM, AARON BERGMAN, LANGENBURG, SK BERT’S NR SIMMENTALS, NORBERT DE ROCQUIGNY, HAYWOOD, MB BERWEST FARMS, CECIL BERKHOLTZ, BITTERN LAKE, AB BIG LOOP RANCHING LTD, WAYNE MCNEILL, SHAMROCK, SK BIG ROCK SIMMENTALS, LARRY & CHARLENE RAST, CRESTON, BC BIG SKY SIMMENTALS, MATHEW C. SMITH, TREHERNE, MB BLACK’S CATTLE CO., MEGHAN BLACK, BLOOMFIELD, NB BLACK GOLD SIMM.& BOHRSON MARKETING & RUST MOUNTAIN VIEW R, LLOYDMINSTER, SK BLACK GOLD SIMMENTALS, RANDY NOBLE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK BLACK RIDGE SIMMENTALS, JOHN AND BONNIE MOLESKI, DYSART, SK BLAIR STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAIR STONE, WESTEROSE, AB BLAIR WORKMAN & SON, C/O CALVIN WORKMAN, SOLSGIRTH, MB BLAZIN’ J INC, DARCY & CAITLYN LIND, VALLEYVIEW, AB BLAZIN J., KAITLYN LIND, BEZANSON, AB BLUE ROSE SIMMENTALS, GORDON FIKE VICKI BENOIT & ELIZABETH HORMEROSKY, COCHRANE, AB BLUSHROSE SIMMENTAL FARM, ALAN BLODER, UNITY, SK BOISVERT SIMMENTAL, MARC BOISVERT, ST-GERMAINGRANTHAM, QC DYLAN BONCHUK, BIRTLE, MB BONCHUK FARMS, DAVE & WAYNE BONCHUK, SOLSGIRTH, MB WAYNE BONCHUK, BIRTLE, MB BOOMER CREEK LIVESTOCK, OWEN B MARTIN, WALLENSTEIN, ON GARRY BOON, LUCKY LAKE, SK SHANDA BOON, LUCKY LAKE, SK BOSS LAKE GENETICS, BRITTANY & KYLE BOSS, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB BOTTWOOD ACRES, ADAM & JODY BOTT, BELWOOD, ON ZACH BOTT, BELWOOD, ON BOUNDARY RANCH, SARAH & DARBY DELORME, ROBSART, SK ANTOINE BOURGEOIS, STOKE, QC BREEZY RIDGE SIMMENTALS, CLAIRE ROUIRE, ELM CREEK, MB COLTEN BRENNEIS, STURGEON COUNTY, AB BROCK RANCHES, BRIAN & ROXANNE EBBESEN, RED DEER COUNTY, AB

BROKEN ARROW CATTLE CO., ROBIN JAMIESON, SHEFFORD, QC BROKEN C SIMMENTALS, CADE CRUICKSHANKS, BRANDON, MB BROOKSLAND FARM, TYLER & JENNIFER BROOKS, PARIS, ON GRADY BROWN, STAVELY, AB JEFF BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB C.D. LAND & CATTLE, DOUG & CHERYL DOMOLEWSKI, TABER, AB C4 SIMMENTALS, SHAWN & STACI CHARBONNEAU, HALKIRK, AB CAMDEN CATTLE CO., LLOYD JORGENSON, NEW BRIGDEN, AB CARPATHIAN LAND & LIVESTOCK, KYLE YAREMKO, ST PAUL, AB CARPATHIAN LAND & LIVESTOCK, KURT YAREMKO, ST PAUL, AB BRAD CARSON, WINNIPEG, MB NEIL CARSON, ROSSBURN, MB CEDAR VIEW SIMMENTALS, GARY NEUMAN, GREELY, ON CENTURY SIMMENTALS, JESSE PUKALO, SPRUCE GROVE, AB CHERRY CREEK FARMS, LYNNE ANDERSON, BOISSEVAIN, MB JOSEPH CHESCU, INGLIS, MB CHESTERMERE STOCK FARM, ROSS BRICKER, DIDSBURY, AB CHIN SIMMENTAL, DAN SLINGERLAND, COALDALE, AB RAYMOND CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB CHRIS GOTT SIMMENTALS, CHRIS ANDRUKIEWICZ, BARRHEAD, AB CIRCLE G SIMMENTALS, GARTH CUTLER, LACOMBE, AB CITY VIEW SIMMENTALS, BLAINE R. BARNETT, MOOSE JAW, SK CLARKE CATTLE, ROBERT & ARLONE CLARKE, BRETON, AB CLARKSON VALLEY SIMMENTALS, KYLE & ASHLEY KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB CLEARWATER SIMMENTALS, CHAD SMITH, OLDS, AB CLEMENT COTE FARMS LTD, JOHN & KATHY COTE, CHAUVIN, AB COME AS U R SIMMENTALS, KEVIN GRANGER & BONNIE BROOKS, STORTHOAKS, SK COME AS U R SIMMENTALS & PAT WORKMAN, STORTHOAKS, SK COWASSAGET BROOK FARMS, FRASER MCCALLUM, TABUSINTAC, NB CRAIG SIMMENTAL, KEN CRAIG, MOSSBANK, SK CREST VIEW CATTLE CO., GREG WOYCHYSHYN, MINNEDOSA, MB CREST VIEW LAND&CATTLE CO.LTD., TERRY & FREDA WOYCHYSHYN, ERICKSON, MB CRIMSON CREEK SIMMENTALS, DUSTIN & ASHLEY RUSHINKA, GARLAND, MB CRISIS CATTLE CO, CHAD VALENTE, PARSON, BC CROFT CREEK RANCH, LYLE & VONDA WIENS, VANDERHOOF, BC RON CROSBY, VANDERHOOF, BC CROSSROAD FARMS, GERALD & LAURIE WOYTIUK, SHELL LAKE, SK CROSSROAD FARMS, JODY WOYTIUK, SHELL LAKE, SK ROBERT CRUICKSHANKS, BRANDON, MB CRYSTAL BROOK FARM, MICHAEL J. HALL, MOUNTAIN, ON

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CRYSTAL SPRINGS RANCH INC., ECKBERT, CHRISTA, GEORGE, SARAH WEITZEL, CHARLIE LAKE, BC CURTIS SIMMENTALS/RISKAN HOPE FARM, BETHUNE, SK CURTIS SIMMENTALS, JUSTIN & LANDON CURTIS, BETHUNE, SK CW SALTWATER SIMMENTALS, CONNOR WHITE, CANNING, NS CZECH-MATE SIMMENTALS, JIM GWEN & ANDREA SMITH, CARSTAIRS, AB D & D FARM, CRYSTAL PARSONS, CORMACK, NF LOGAN DAINES, PENHOLD, AB DART SIMMENTALS, RYAN KWIATKOWSKI, GLENDON, AB DAVENOR FARM, JESSICA SEVACK, OGDEN, QC DEEG SIMMENTALS, ROGER & DAVID DEEG, WHEATLAND COUNTY, AB DEER RANGE FARMS, GORDON & TRAVIS OLSON, STEWART VALLEY, SK ISABELLA & MACKAYLA DELORME, ROBSART, SK DESPICS, LAURIE LALANCETTE & MAXIME FONTAINE, PALMAROLLE, QC BRITTANY & JOHN DEW, INGLESIDE, ON DIAMOND ANCHOR RANCH, BRIAN & KEVIN SCHMIDT, FORT VERMILION, AB DIAMOND B SIMMENTALS, CINDY BOGART, BRETON, AB DIAMOND J RANCH, CHARLES CAVE, BATTLEFORD, SK DIAMOND T SIMMENTALS, TROYMELANIE/ROYLOR CERNY, BARRHEAD, AB DIAMOND V SIMMENTALS, MATTHEW WIATR & ALICIA FRY, GOODSOIL, SK DJ FARMS, DENNIS & DEBBIE ELLIOTT, STAFFA, ON KATHRYN DOLLIVER, STETTLER, AB DONOVANDALE & J-STAR LIVESTOCK, ASHTON, ON DONOVANDALE FARMS, GERALD & KEITHA DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON KAYLEA DONOVAN, ASHTON, ON DORA LEE GENETICS, ROSS & ELIZABETH SMALL, HARRISTON, ON DOUBLE BAR D RANCH, KEN & RICHARD DIMLER, GRENFELL, SK DOUBLE BAR MD, DALE & MAXINE DOYLE, SHANNONVILLE, ON DOUBLE D SIMMENTAL, DORIS DOELGER, BEAUSEJOUR, MB DOUBLE G SIMMENTALS, G. GOODSMAN, STALWART, SK DOUBLE KL SIMMENTALS, KEN L. PILLER, NEUDORF, SK DOUBLE Q SIMMENTALS, DANE & WHITNEY QUARTLY, RED DEER COUNTY, AB DOUBLE R SIMMENTALS, RYAN HEATHER, BIGGAR, SK DOWNEY FARMS, ALLAN & JACQUIE DOWNEY, COULTER, MB RYAN DOWNEY, COULTER, MB DOWNHILL SIMMENTALS, EVERETT OLSON, MINNEDOSA, MB DRIFTING “M” RANCH, GRANT & CHARITY MILLS, JANSEN, SK CHUCK & TAMMY DUBE, BROWNFIELD, AB DUCE RANCH, SHAWN DUCE, CARDSTON, AB DUNC’S CATTLE COMPANY, IAN MCRAE, GLENCOE, ON DWAYANN SIMMENTALS, DWAYNE & ANDREA HORST, ARTHUR, ON DYSEN DOOLAEGE/LEWIS FARMS, DYSEN DOOLAEGE, SPRUCE GROVE, AB EAGLE-RIDGE SIMMENTALS, D&L AND D&D BLAIN AND MCLEAN, OLDS, AB KADE EARLEY, KERWOOD, ON EAST POPLAR SIMMENTALS, C. S. K. & C / R . MANSKE & WESSON, CORONACH, SK EB FARMS, ETHAN BOGART, BRETON, AB EDN SIMMENTALS, DEAN ELDON NEITZ, MAPLE CREEK, SK E G C SIMMENTAL FARMS, CARMAN JACKSON, INGLIS, MB ELLIOTT SIMMENTALS, PAT & SHERRY ELLIOTT, BRETON, AB

ELM TREE FARMS, GLENN & PAMELA WOTTEN, LITTLE BRITAIN, ON EPP FARMS LTD, CLIFFORD CAROL & JAMES EPP, ATHABASCA, AB ERIC & MAUREEN SMITH & JIM GRAHAM FARMING, BYEMOOR, AB ERIXON SIMMENTALS INC., DAVID & KRISTA ERIXON, CLAVET, SK DALE L. EYBEN, VERMILION, AB AMY FADDEN, VERMILION, AB FALLEN TIMBER FARMS, CHET & JAMIE JANS, GROUNDBIRCH, BC FAR-L FARMS, DONALD FARRELL, RIPLEY, ON FCI CATTLE CO, OLIVIER ISABEL, ST-ROMAIN, QC FERME B.M.S. ENR, M & S BELANGER, ST-JEAN-DEDIEU, QC FERME BILODEAU DES ETOILES INC, JEAN-PHILIPPE BILODEAU, INVERNESS, QC FERME CHRISTEL, FERNAND & CHRISTEL PELLETIER JR, LA CROCHE, QC FERME FORBELL S.E.N.C., PERRY & ANNIE BELL / VACHON, ST-ISIDORE DE CLIFTO, QC FERME GAGNON INC, Y & D GAGNON, CHENEVILLE, QC FERME LAROSE, ANNIE LAROSE & BRIGITTE VALLEE LAROSE /VALLEE, DE-CLIFTON, QC FERME LOUMI S.E.N.C., M & J LATENDRESSE ET L. BROUILLET, ST-JEAN-DE-MATHA, QC FERME SIBELLE FLECK S.E.N.C, G & H BELLAVANCE, DE LEVRAR, QC FERN CREEK SIMMENTAL, COREY PASCHKE, LOVE, SK FERN CREEK SIMMENTALS, BETTY & RAYMOND PASCHKE, LOVE, SK FIRELINE CATTLE COMPANY, LEANNA MITCHELL, BARRIERE, BC FIVE STAR SIMMENTALS, TERRY JULIE & EMILY ZALESCHUK, ALVENA, SK FLEMING STOCK FARMS LTD, D. & C. FLEMING, GRANUM, AB FLYING F RANCH, MIKE FELLNER, WEYBURN, SK FLYING G SIMMENTALS, T.J. GRESCHNER, DODSLAND, SK FLYING S RANCH, KEN & SHAUNA SINCLAIR, SPRUCE LAKE, SK FLYING W STOCK FARM, COLBY WOLKOWSKI, CANORA, SK FORDEN FAIRVIEW FARM LTD, LYLE & LEANNE FORDEN, PUNNICHY, SK FORE SEE CATTLE CO, ROD CHIZAWSKY & SANDI BEREZAN, VEGREVILLE, AB FOREVER YOUNG FARMS, BILL & NANCY YOUNG, TIVERTON, ON FUSION LIVESTOCK, ROSS GILES & JULIE DENISON, CASSIDY, DAWSON, & HOPE PINKHAM, METCALFE, ON FUSION LIVESTOCK/DONOVANDALE FARMS, METCALFE, ON G.T.A. RANCH INC, GREG & TRACEY AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB GALAXY SIMMENTALS, EDDY & APRIL DREGER, EBENEZER, SK GAMACHE SIMMENTALS, RICHARD GAMACHE, BONNYVILLE, AB PETER & MARLENE GAUNCE, NEW SCOTLAND, NB BONNIE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GLASMAN FARMS, MATTHEW & LEANNE GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB GLENDALE FARM, DAVID & DEBBIE BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB GORDON JONES SIMMENTALS, GORDON JONES, BALDUR, MB GRA-TAN RANCH, GRANT & TANYA CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB JOHN GRANT, EDAM, SK GRAVANDALE SIMMENTAL, IVAN & GRACE OESCH, WELLESLEY, ON GRINALTA FARMS, RUEBEN A. & ELAINE GRINDE, HOLDEN, AB GRONA FARMS, DALLAS GRONA, PORCUPINE PLAIN, SK

GROUPE BMS BOSIVERT SIBELLE FLECK, C/O FERME SIBELLE FLECK SENC, STE-SOPHIE DE LEVRAR, QC GUS’S COW SCHOOL, GUS REID, MOOREFIELD, ON HADDIE SIMMENTALS, ASHLEY FAIRMINER & BRANDON ERNEST, WALKERTON, ON CHAD HADDOW, BAY TREE, AB ANDREA ERIN LEE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB DAYNA RAE ANNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB JOSIE CAROLYNNE HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB HAMPTON SIMMENTALS, JODI HAMPTON, FALUN, AB HANDFORD SIMMENTALS, ROBERT HANDFORD, SNOWFLAKE, MB HARBECK CATTLE COMPANY, SAM BUSCHBECK, MARKDALE, ON ERVIN HARLAND, FRENCHMAN BUTTE, SK HARMONY RIDGE FARM, HOWARD & VONA PYNE & KARL TAYLOR, HARMONY, NS HARVIE CREST CATTLE COMPANY, SCOTT & KERRIE HARVIE, OLDS, AB HERITAGE HILLS FARM, CHRIS & GORICA DAVIS, KEENE, ON CARLA HICKS, MORTLACH, SK HICKS SIMMENTAL, DOUG & BETTY HICKS, MOOSE JAW, SK HIDDEN STONE FARM, DONALD & SHERRY KATHOL, ROCKYFORD, AB HILLCREST SIMMENTALS, KANDEE LUCAS-HAGERMAN, NAPANEE, ON HOEGL LIVESTOCK LTD., MURRY HOEGL, LLOYDMINSTER, SK PAIGE HOLMQUIST, KINISTINO, SK HOMESTEAD-T SIMMENTALS, MARCEL & ALINE THEROUX, NOTREDAME DE LOURDES, MB CORBIN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB HURLEY SIMMENTALS, ALLEN HURLEY, ECHO BAY, ON INDIAN RIVER CATTLE COMPANY, BILLY, JUANITA, OWEN, & KATIE ELMHIRST, INDIAN RIVER, ON INDIAN RIVER RANCH, DARCY AMENDT & SUSAN WRIGHT- AMENDT, BRETON, AB J & J POLMATEER FARMS, JEFF & JASON POLMATEER, MADOC, ON JOANNE HANDLEY & SHANE WILLIAMS, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON ROSS & MARILYN JANSEN, BEECHY, SK ANDREW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB MATTHEW JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB THOMAS JANZEN, ROSEMARY, AB JAYDAWN FARMS, D & J MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYDAWN FARMS (KRIS MCQUAIG), KRIS MCQUAIG, SEXSMITH, AB JAYSHAW, JASON & SHAWNA BAST, LAVOY, AB J BAR K FARMS, JASON DUMONT & KRISTEN DAVIES DUMONT/DAVIES, STE GENEVIEVE, MB J B LIVESTOCK COMPANY, JASON BRUKETA, FOOTHILLS, AB JCL SIMMENTALS, COLBY BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JCL SIMMENTALS, ZOEY BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JCL SIMMENTALS, MADISON BOAL, MERRICKVILLE, ON JD MULLIN CATTLE CO, JACK MULLIN, SWAN RIVER, MB SANDRA JEFFERY, MOOSE JAW, SK J HANDLEY/S WILLIAMS & T & K CAMPBELL, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON JK FRASER CATTLE, KEVIN FRASER & JOANNE HAWKWOOD, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB JM NEW TREND CATTLE CO, JACEY MASSEY, STRATHMORE, AB JNR FARMS & KULYK SIMMENTALS, WILLINGDON, AB JNR FARMS, JERRY & NICOLE REPKA, WILLINGDON, AB JO-DREEN FARM, TREVOR PAULEY & DOREEN STEEVES, STONEY CREEK, NB DANA & MEGAN JOHNS, KENTON, MB JOHNSON FARM SIMMENTALS, BRIAN JOHNSON, LOUGHEED, AB

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JOHNSON RANCHING, BYRON, BERNICE & WYATT JOHNSON, AMISK, AB JP CATTLE CO, GLEN & BARRY LOWES ERIC PATEMAN, MCAULEY, MB JPR FARMS, JUSTIN ROSADIUK, EVANSBURG, AB JR CATTLE, JAMES ROGER GOOD, FALUN, AB JT LIVESTOCK LTD, JOHN & TAMMY DOLLIVER, STETTLER, AB KARSIN FARMS SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN KARSIN, NEWTON, MB KATHOL SIMMENTAL RANCH, GRAHAM &/OR SUSAN KATHOL, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB GRAYDEN KAY, LLOYDMINSTER, AB KC STOCK FARM, DALE & SHELLY DODGSON, NEILBURG, SK KD’S SIMMENTALS, KADEN LIBOIRON, JENNER, AB KEATO MEADOW SIMMENTALS, JONATHAN & EBONY KITTLITZ, FORT SASKATCHEWAN, AB KEET SIMMENTALS, RICHARD & BRETT KEET, DALMENY, SK KEHO LAKE SIMMENTALS, EMIL & CORNELIA SABAU, COALHURST, AB KEYSTONE & JETSTREAM LIVESTOCK, SHANE WILLIAMS, JOANNE HANDLEY, SCOTT MATTHEWS & EMILY GREY,, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON KEYSTONE LIVESTOCK, SCOTT MATTHEWS & EMILY GREY CANTON DE HATLEY, QC KIN - KIN CATTLE CO, GARY & FAYE CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB KINDRED SPIRIT CATTLE CO., BRIAN RICHE / ROBERT MCDOUGALL, LUMSDEN, SK COLBY KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB KMR SIMMENTALS, KENT & ROBIN MALCOMSON, GROVEDALE, AB KONRAD FARMS, KYLE & NICOLE KONRAD, DONALDA, AB KRS SIMMENTALS, KERRI REANNE & LORRAINE SANFORD, QUESNEL, BC KSL SIMMENTALS, KEEGAN SCORGIE, BEAVERLODGE, AB KULYK SIMMENTALS, RICHARD KULYK, NORTH BATTLEFORD, SK KUNTZ SIMMENTAL FARM, G B AND T. KUNTZ, BATTLEFORD, SK KURTIS- PROPERZI LAND AND CATTLE, KURTIS PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB KUZIO FARMS, DALE KUZIO, RANFURLY, AB LORNE KWASNICKI, SCOUT LAKE, SK TED & KAREENA KWASNICKI, ASSINIBOIA, SK KWIATKOWSKI CATTLE, LAURENCE & SHELDON KWIATKOWSKI, SAINT LINA, AB KZ SIMMENTALS, KREO ZIEMMER, MAYERTHORPE, AB LABATTE SIMMENTALS, BARRY H. LABATTE, GLADMAR, SK ALAIN LABBE, SAINT-GERVAIS, QC LA FERME BISCHOF, CLAIRE BISCHOF, BAIE D’URFE, QC LA FERMIERE FOLLE, JULIE LAUZON & REID MCBRIDE CAMPBELL’S BAY, QC LAKE BOTTOM CATTLE CO, BARRIE COLLEEN & DACIE PRZEKOP, SMOKY LAKE, AB LANGER FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, LYLE & PAM LANGER, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB LA RANCH, LUKE MUEHLEN, VANDERHOOF, BC LAWNVIEW SIMMENTALS, ALLAN LAWN, HAMIOTA, MB LAZY MC CATTLE COMPANY, CLINT MORASCH, BASSANO, AB LAZY RAINBOW RIVER RANCH INC., GEORGE BERNIER, FISHER BRANCH, MB LAZY S RANCH INC., STEWART & DOREEN AINSWORTH, MAYERTHORPE, AB L C RANCH, L. CRAIG & L. CODY HOGG, MEDICINE HAT, AB BERNARD AND LISE LEAHY, LAKEFIELD, ON MARLIN ROSS JOHN LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK LEEUWENBURGH SIMMENTALS, JACK & WILLARD LEEUWENBURGH, LETHBRIDGE, AB LEEWOOD RANCH, COLT ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB

LEEWOOD RANCH, HOWARD ARNOLD, MANNVILLE, AB LEITIR MHOR CATTLE COMPANY, CRAIG & CARLYE REID, CHELSEY, ON CLAUDE LEMAY, SHAWINIGAN, QC LES ENTREPRISES JP BARRETTE INC., PHILIPPE BARRETTE, SAINT-BARTHÉLEMY, QC LEWIS FARMS & WALLGREN FARMS, SPRUCE GROVE, AB LEWIS FARMS LTD., KEN LEWIS, SPRUCE GROVE, AB TYLER & ERIN LIBKE, HANLEY, SK ALLAN J. LINDAL, FISHER BRANCH, MB LITTLE PERKS RANCH, LIAM & IVY PERKIN, ELGIN, MB LOCUST HILL FARMS, JARRETT & KRISTA JOHNSON, DOBBINTON, ON LOEWEN FARMS, JARED LOEWEN, OSLER, SK LONESOME WILLOW RANCHES, W & L MALYSH, VILNA, AB LONE STONE FARMS, LONNIE KAREN NATE AL BROWN, WESTLOCK, AB LONG LAKE SIMMENTALS, JIM & BARB WARBURTON, POPLAR POINT, MB LONGVIEW CATTLE COMPANY, SHAR & RAYEL KACZMAR, GRENFELL, SK DONNA LOUGHRAN, CHILLIWACK, BC LUV-IN-IT CATTLE COMPANY, JASON & TRISHA FRENCH, MAYERTHORPE, AB LYSENG LAND & CATTLE, MARK & JOSH LYSENG, ARMENA, AB M & J FARMS, MILES GLASMAN, RUSSELL, MB M & R CATTLE CO., MICHAEL CHAMBERS, WIMBORNE, AB MACCROSTIE LIVESTOCK, JEFF MACCROSTIE, PAISLEY, ON MADER RANCHES, RANDY RONDA RYLEY MADER JILLIAN, CARSTAIRS, AB MADER RANCHES/KCH CATTLE CO., CARSTAIRS, AB MADER RANCHES/WILSON STOCK/CANADIAN DONORS, CARSTAIRS, AB MAPLE LAKE STOCK FARMS, GERRY & LINDA BERTHOLET, HARTNEY, MB MAPLERIDGE SIMMENTAL, TOM FELTIS, SEBRIGHT, ON MAPLE STONE FARM, ROBERT & CAROLYN RIDLER, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON MARK & TAMY FROST & FAMILY, MARK FROST, KINGSEY FALLS, QC MARK LAND & CATTLE CORP., LEONARD MARK, IRMA, AB MAR MAC FARMS, A BLAIR MCRAE, BRANDON, MB MARYWOOD SIMMENTALS, JOSH WOODDISSE TAIKA VON KONIGSLOW, PALMERSTON, ON MASTERLOC SIMMENTALS, LORNE MAST, TIGER LILY, AB MATHESON FARMS, P. J. B. & B. MATHESON, FOREST HILL, PE JIM & DESIREE MATSON, BLUFFTON, AB MAVV FARMS INC., MIKE IMLER, OKOTOKS, AB MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, G. & G. K. MAXWELL, VIKING, AB BRIAN J. MCCARTHY, MOOSOMIN, SK MCCORMACK FAMILY RANCH, SCOTT & CAROLYN MCCORMACK, GRENFELL, SK MCELDON ACRES, VICTORIA MCELDON, MILLBROOK, ON MCG SIMMENTALS, MURRAY & CHERYL BROWN, STAVELY, AB MCINTOSH LIVESTOCK, BLAIR MCINTOSH, MAYMONT, SK MCMANUS SIMMENTALS, BOYD MCMANUS, MINNEDOSA, MB MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD., JIM MCMILLEN, CARIEVALE, SK MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS, BLAIR LAUREL DUSTIN KIRSTEN FORNWALD, LAMPMAN, SK WYATT MILLAR, GRANDORA, SK BRIAN MILLER, OKOTOKS, AB MILLINGTON RANCH, DEAN & GINA SENTES, DUVAL, SK MITCHELL CATTLE CO. INC., M K I & A MITCHELL,

BARRIERE, BC MONTAGNEOUSE CREEK SIMMENTAL, HERMAN GIESBRECHT, WORSLEY, AB MOONLITE FARM, JANICE & NORBERT LUKEN, FAIRVIEW, AB MOOSE BUILT SIMMENTALS, WARREN & ELEANOR HERNDIER, LEMBERG, SK EVERETT MORE, VIRDEN, MB MT BAR RANCH, JAYDEN CALVERT, DRAYTON VALLEY, AB MUIRHEAD CATTLE CO., WARD JUSTIN& AMANDA MUIRHEAD, SHELLBROOK, SK MUTCH FARMS, STEPHEN & JENNIE MUTCH, VERNON, PE NELSON RANCH, LOWELL NELSON, MORRIN, AB NEUMAN SIMMENTALS, NELSON & NANCY NEUMAN, OSGOODE, ON NEWTON CREEK SIMMENTALS, ANDREW KUSCHMINDER, PICKARDVILLE, AB NEW TREND CATTLE COMPANY, TIM & DERRI MASSEY, STRATHMORE, AB NEW WORLD SIMMENTAL, NATASHA SEELY, BRETON, AB NIWA RANCHING CO. LTD., LOUISE NIWA, ACADIA VALLEY, AB NJAA CATTLE CO., CONNOR NJAA, BIRCH HILLS, SK GUILLAUME NOISEUX, MARIEVILLE, QC NOLARA FARMS, LARRY & NOLA VANSICKLE, MAYERTHORPE, AB NORTH CREEK SIMMENTALS, BARRY & RENITA SAUNDERS, BORDEN, SK NORWOOD FAMILY FARM, CHARLES & GERALDINE NORWOOD, WESTPORT, ON O’BRIEN FARMS, DAN O’BRIEN, OSGOODE, ON OAKVIEW SIMMENTALS, TODD & DANNA COLLINS, DARLINGFORD, MB O DOUBLE E SIMMENTALS, O & E BAKKEHAUG, HYTHE, AB DOUGLAS S. OESCH, WELLESLEY, ON OH KAY FARMS, ROBERT LOUGHEED, RED DEER COUNTY, AB OKOTOKS FLECKVIEH EMBRYO GROUP, SHACKLADY, OKOTOKS, AB OLMSTEAD CATTLE CO, BRYCE & NIKKI OLMSTEAD, CARBERRY, MB BRIAN & RONDA OLSON, OHATON, AB OTTER CREEK FARM, JACK R HANSEN, NEEBING, ON OUTBACK ACRES FARM, ANDRE VEILLEUX & DEBERA LACHAPELLE, AYER’S CLIFF, QC OUTBACK CATTLE CO., J. PAUL ABRAMS, HIGH RIVER, AB PARKHILL RANCHES, LES DUNCAN, FOOTHILLS, AB PDK SIMMENTALS, WILLIAM PRODONCHUK, REGINA, SK AVRY PEARSON, CALMAR, AB DUNCAN PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEARSON FARMS, MERRILL PEARSON, CALMAR, AB GRETA PEARSON, CALMAR, AB PEMLOCK SIMMENTAL, SCOTT LETTS, WESTLOCK, AB PERKIN LAND & CATTLE CO., DARRYL & TANYA PERKIN, ELGIN, MB CLARENCE PERLINGER, HANDEL, SK PERNITSKY FARMS LTD, NICK & ANTHONY PERNITSKY, WILKIE, SK PERREAULT FARMS, ALLEN & SHERRY PERREAULT, STURGEON COUNTY, AB BILL PETERS, PERDUE, SK TIFFANY PETERS, PERDUE, SK PHEASANTDALE CATTLE COMPANY, LIONEL PAT LEE & CORALEE STILBORN, BALCARRES, SK KURTUS PIERSON, LACOMBE, AB PIESCHEL FARMS, GARY & DEVON/RAE ERICKSON PIESCHEL, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB PINCH HILL CATTLE COMPANY, BRANDON HOMER, STITTSVILLE, ON

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PINE CREEK SIMMENTALS, GEORGES/GOEDELE/ALOIS KERCKHOF, COUNTY OF BARRHEAD, AB PLATINUM CATTLE CO., DAWSON PINKHAM, METCALFE, ON NORMAN PLUME, PRESCOTT, ON POLAR FARMS, JOE & LINDSAY LOOMIS, PEACE RIVER REGIONAL DISTRICT, BC POOLES ARROW RANCH, CHARLES & LYNN POOLE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC PORTER RANCHES LTD., C/O SANDRA PORTER, STONY PLAIN, AB PRAIRIE VIEW SIMMENTALS, CLIFFORD NELSON, STALWART, SK PROPER A SIMMENTALS, AMBER PROPERZI, BARRHEAD, AB LEVI QUIST, SHELL LAKE, SK R & B RANCH, RANDY WHEELER & BONNIE SMITH WHEELER/SMITH, DOUGLAS, ON R & R ACRES, RANDY BOLLUM, ROCKY VIEW COUNTY, AB RACHIDO RANCH, RANDAL & DONNA CHITTICK, MAYERTHORPE, AB RAFTER 4-T FARMS LTD, DARRELL & LORALIE TATARIN, HAIRY HILL, AB RAFTER JL RANCHES, J. L. GILES, VERMILION, AB RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS, JENNILEE STEWART, FISHER BRANCH, MB RANCH DANCLAU INC, PIERRE & DANIEL REICHENBACH, ST-ULRIC, QC RANCH DU TRIO S.E.N.C., STEVE PLANTE LUC PLANTE & YVES BOUDRIAS, SAINT-CLAUDE, QC RANCIER FARMS, GARTH & ANGELA RANCIER, KILLAM, AB RANCIER FARMS & BOHRSON LIVESTOCK, KILLAM, AB KADE RANCIER, KILLAM, AB RAY J SIMMENTALS, RAY & JEANETTE JANSSEN, ST. ROSE, MB RDG SIMMENTALS, RYAN GYLANDER, WILDWOOD, AB AMANDA REAY, HANLEY, SK REDRICH FARMS, BILL & TRACY DIETRICH, FORESTBURG, AB RED TOP LIVESTOCK, BEN & KASSANDRA FARRANT, LOUSANA, AB RED WILLOW RANCH LTD, DARREN TYLER, CUT KNIFE, SK LISA REICH, TOMAHAWK, AB RENDEZVOUS FARMS, DAVID GERALD & RICH MAGUET, STE ROSE DU LAC, MB RICH-MC SIMMENTALS, MYLIA/JASON RICHARDS/ MCLEAN, PILOT MOUND, MB RICHLAN FARMS, KAROLYN JONES, BRETON, AB RICHWOOD SIMMENTALS, RICHARD J WOODDISSE, MOOREFIELD, ON RIDGELINE CATTLE CO., TRAVIS & CRYSTAL FISK, PARRY, SK RIRIE LAND & CATTLE, CODY & RUSSELL RIRIE, MAGRATH, AB RISKAN HOPE FARM, VERN & BARB LUTHER, CRAIK, SK RIVERPOINT/XCEL LIVESTOCK/CLARKE FAMILY, GLENCOE, ON RIVER POINT CATTLE & REX CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON RIVER POINT CATTLE CO., JANE & REED CRAWFORD, GLENCOE, ON RIVERS EDGE RANCH, COREY SCOTT, RIMBEY, AB RK CATTLE CO., SANDY REID, MOOREFIELD, ON RKT SIMMENTALS, RICK & JACKIE TAYLOR, MINNEDOSA, MB ROBB FARMS LTD., GARY ROBB, MAIDSTONE, SK ROBB LAND & CATTLE LTD, JAY ROBB, MAIDSTONE, SK ROBERTSON BROS. SIMMENTAL, JAMES & EARL ROBERTSON, PICTOU, NS ROBSON ACRES, LAURA ROBSON, MILLBROOK, ON ROBSON ACRES & RED RIBBON LIVESTOCK, MILLBROOK, ON ROCKING R SIMMENTALS, RODERICK & KAREN ORANGE, BLUFFTON, AB

ROCKING WC LIVESTOCK, CONWAY CAMPBELL, CHAMPION, AB ROGER FORTIER & FILS, MONIQUE DEMERS FORTIER, ST-PIERRE-BAPTISTE, QC ROGERSON FARMS, BLAKE ROGERSON, BARRHEAD, AB ROSEBUD SIMMENTALS, DWAYNE & LILLIAN DOWELL, DIDSBURY, AB ROSE HILL SIMMENTALS, JANET & DARREL WENIG, WELDON, SK ROSEMEAD FARM, IVAN C MATTHEWS, SARSFIELD, ON CHASE BENNETT & MAKENZIE ROWLEY, CLIVE, AB R PLUS SIMMENTALS, R & M LEBLANC, ESTEVAN, SK RUSYLVIA CATTLE CO, KEN AND JOSIE, TYSON, RILEY & TAYLOR PASHULKA, DERWENT, AB RUZICKA FARMS, MICHAEL & JENINE RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS, SARA-JANE RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS - DAVID, DAVID RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB RUZICKA FARMS - DAYNA, DAYNA RUZICKA, KILLAM, AB SAGE SIMMENTALS, JORDAN LAIRD & JUSTINE KNULL, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB SAJ SIMMENTALS, STUART JAMIESON, EDAM, SK S AND S SIMMENTALS, STANLEY & SCOTT GIDDINGS, ENDEAVOUR, SK SANDSTONE FLECKVIEH SIMMENTALS, DON JENKINS, MARSHFIELD, PE ALLISON SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB SATCHWELL FARMS LTD., BRANDON & DANIELLE SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB SAUGEEN ACRES, DAVE SMYTH, RED DEER COUNTY, AB SAWLEY RANCHES LTD, TYLER JERRYCHARMAY SAWLEY, NANTON, AB LANE T. SCHERGER, SWIFT CURRENT, SK SCHWEITZER SIMMENTALS, CAMERON SCHWEITZER, BRANDON, MB SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO, RYDER JACE & NASH BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCISSORS CREEK CATTLE CO., MARK & JENNALEE BEUTLER, WHITEWOOD, SK SCOTT LAND & CATTLE, DEVON SCOTT, ARROWWOOD, AB SECTION 17 LIVESTOCK, TRAVIS RATHGEBER, MELVILLE, SK SELTE LAND & CATTLE, DARREN OR LEE SELTE, VERMILION, AB SERVICE ANIMAL NOISEUX, CHANTAL BOISVERT, STPAUL D’ABBOTSFORD, QC SEVEN-M LIVESTOCK, BRADLY & DONNA MORISHITA, DUCHESS, AB SEVERTSON LAND & CATTLE CO, SCOTT & LISA SEVERTSON, RED DEER COUNTY, AB DR. EDWARD M. SHACKLADY, OKOTOKS, AB SHADY NOOK SIMMENTALS, STACEY & SUSAN BELL, CLIVE, AB SHAWN & ANJE MILLER, SHAWN MILLER, DIDSBURY, AB SHAYSON SIMMENTALS, SHAY & HEIDI MARTINDALE, LA COREY, AB SHORE SIMMENTALS, STEVEN & HOLLY SEBASTIAN, MONTMARTRE, SK SIBL SIMMENTALS, IVAN/LINDA/BARCLAY SMITH, CHERHILL, AB SIGNAL SIMMENTALS, ARIK LINDAL, FISHER BRANCH, MB SIMMERON RANCH M. SKARET, MARTIN SKARET, STURGEON COUNTY, AB SIROSKI SIMMENTALS, BRETT JAMES AND DONNA SIROSKI, DAVIDSON, SK SIX PACK SIMMENTALS, VICTOR ENS, MARTENSVILLE, SK GARREN SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB MACKENZIE SKEELS, RIMBEY, AB SKYLARK CATTLE COMPANY, EMILEE ORO, CLIVE, AB SKYLINE SIMMENTALS, AMANDA STEFFLER, ONOWAY, AB SKYRIDGE FARMS, GILLES VUIGNIER, ST. CLAUDE, MB

SKYWEST SIMMENTALS, RILEY EDWARDS, DIDSBURY, AB SLM SIMMENTALS, MIRANDA STOPPLER, MONTMARTRE, SK DENNIS & JEANNE SMALL, RED DEER COUNTY, AB BOBBIE SMITH, HEINSBURG, AB BRADEN J. SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB DALE R & JUDY SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB DEAN SMITH, HEINSBURG, AB KENT J. SMITH, VALLEYVIEW, AB MAUREEN & ERIC SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB TULSA SMITH, BYEMOOR, AB SODERGLEN RANCHES LTD, STAN GRAD, ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB SODERGLEN SOUTH INC., SCOTT LEES, ROCKYVIEW COUNTY, AB SOUSA SIMMENTALS, PAUL & MIRANDA SOUSA, CAMBRIDGE, ON SOUTHAM SIMMENTALS, SHARON SOUTHAM, ELM CREEK, MB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS, ROBERT STUART, VEGREVILLE, AB SOUTH SEVEN FARMS LTD, LINDEN STUART, VEGREVILLE, AB SPRING CREEK COLONY, ANDY HOFER, CYPRESS COUNTY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, DOUG LARENE & ERIC ZIMMER, DAYSLAND, AB SPRUCEBURN SIMMENTALS, W & D MCMURTRY, RED DEER COUNTY, AB SPRUCE GROVE CATTLE CO., BRUCE HOLMQUIST, KINISTINO, SK SPRUCE ROCK FARMS, CHELSEA HEUFF, CARDINAL, ON SPRUCE VIEW ACRES, STEVE & TRACY KUSHNERIK, CAMROSE COUNTY, AB STARWEST FARMS LTD, KEN AND CAROL WARKENTIN, CALMAR, AB LEE & CORALEE STILBORN, BALCARRES, SK JASON & KELLY STILLMAN, HAVELOCK, ON STILL WATER RANCHES, KAITLYN DAVEDIUK, BONNYVILLE, AB STOREBO FARMS, DALE & DWIGHT/BRYCE STOREBO/ BAXTER, BEECHY, SK STRATHSPEY SIMMENTALS, LOGAN & MEGAN JEWELL, MEADOWBANK, PE DEANNE STRATULIAK, DAWSON CREEK, BC STURGEON RIVER PUREBREDS, SARAH BOWMAN, ONOWAY, AB SUNNYSIDE SIMMENTALS, TOM & SHARON TURNBULL, LUMSDEN, SK SUNNY VALLEY SIMMENTALS, WAYNE & LINDA LIBKE, HANLEY, SK SUN RISE SIMMENTALS, EVAN & LINDA CUSS, SPY HILL, SK SUNRISE SIMMENTALS & JP CATTLE CO, C/O, SPY HILL, SK SUN RISE SIMMENTALS&MAXWELL SIMMENTALS, SPY HILL, SK SUN STAR SIMMENTALS, MERLIN JOY & DEAN ARNTZEN, SEDGEWICK, AB SUNVILLE SIMMENTALS, DUANE NADINE JERRY CAUMARTIN, MCCREARY, MB SWAN LAKE FARMS LTD., GREG GOUDY, STOUGHTON, SK SWANTEWITT SIMMENTALS, DONELLE & GERD BREMMEKAMP, YELLOWHEAD COUNTY, AB DAMIAN MOORE & AMY TAYLOR OLDS, AB TER-RON FARMS, TERRY AND ROB ADAMS, FORESTBURG, AB TGJ CATTLE COMPANY, TIM AND GLEN JACKSON, SINCLAIR, MB THUNDERBROOK FARMS, MARK TRUEMAN, TRUEMANVILLE, NS

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SUBSCRIPTION FORM

TILSON CREEK FARMS, BRAYDEN KRESHEWSKI, ROSSBURN, MB TIME VIEW FARMS, TIM MEL ALEX & TROY COULTES, BRUSSELS, ON TIMM CATTLE CO., DARREL & JENNA TIMM, KINISTINO, SK TML LIVESTOCK, TREVOR LISCHKA, LAMPMAN, SK TODD SIMMENTAL, C/O KIRK STODDARD, WATERLOO, QC CACEY TONER, KELFIELD, SK TONETTE FARMS, THOMAS G. STILLMAN, HAVELOCK, ON TOWNVIEW FARMS, JARET GIRODAT, SHAUNAVON, SK TRENDSETTER LIVESTOCK SERVICES, RYAN COOK, BIG VALLEY, AB TRI-STAR CATTLE CO, THOMAS CLARK MARCHANT, ARDEN, MB TRIANGLE 33 SIMMENTALS, RITTER/YOUNG, EARL GREY, SK TRIANGLE STOCK FARMS, VANCE AND MICHELE KLEPPER, PARKLAND COUNTY, AB TRI K CATTLE, KEITH & KEIRAN HODGES, BEAVERLODGE, AB TRIPLE-K SIMMENTALS, BERNIE D KLAMMER, VEGREVILLE, AB TRIPLE 7 CATTLE, ELBERT DIJKGRAAF & STIJNTJE BEUMER, WOODSTOCK, ON TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL, R & Y DEQUIER, CARMAN, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTALS, STEWART THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB TRIPLE T DIAMOND SIMMENTAL, WADE & ANGELA THORGILSSON, LUNDAR, MB TSN SIMMENTALS, TOBY NOBLE, LLOYDMINSTER, SK TWIN BRAE SIMMENTALS, BARRY & GLENDA CHESCU, INGLIS, MB TWIN MEADOW LIVESTOCK FARMS, PATRICK & TRACEY WILCOX, TREHERNE, MB TWIN OAK LIVESTOCK, GARY JOSIE & MARY JANE ROBINSON, TREHERNE, MB TWIN SPRINGS FARM LTD., BRAYDON MATT & TWYLA THOMPSON, LLOYDMINSTER, SK TWISTED B RANCH, BREANN WOOSLEY & BRANDON PERKINS, NIPAWIN, SK TWISTED SISTERS CATTLE CO., BRIANNA KIMMEL, LLOYDMINSTER, AB

TWO TALL SIMMENTALS, SHAELYNN HOUCHIN, BOWDEN, AB TY-D LIVESTOCK, TY & TAYLOR DRAVES, STREAMSTOWN, AB JOSH & JADA TYLER, CUT KNIFE, SK TYMARC SIMMENTALS, BOB & DIANE ANDERSON, CREMONA, AB ULTRA LIVESTOCK, TIM & CATHY CHALACK, CARSTAIRS, AB VALLEYFIELD SIMMENTALS, LARRY J. DYCK, MORDEN, MB VAN DE VELDE CATTLE, JARED & MATTHEW VAN DE VELDE, MARIAPOLIS, MB VELIAN FARMS, WHITNEY & KEVIN DE DECKER, ROSLIN, ON VERLEYSEN FARMS, GAIL VERLEYSEN, VERMILION, AB VIRGINIA RANCH, HARRY & MICHELLE SATCHWELL, CREMONA, AB VOICE/BOHRSON/BLACK GOLD, LLOYDMINSTER, SK WALLGREN FARMS, DEAN WALLGREN, EDGERTON, AB WANNABE RANCH, DENNIS BRENDA & LAU CROMARTIE, SHELLBROOK, SK LLOYD & JEFF WATSON, NEILBURG, SK WAYDAMAR FARMS, DAVID J. MILLINER, DUNDALK, ON LORNE G. WEBSTER, CHILLIWACK, BC JOE WEISGERBER, MEDICINE HAT, AB MIKE WEISGERBER, BOW ISLAND, AB WELDEHAVEN FARMS, ANDREW WELDEN, GRENVILLE, QC WELLS’ CROSSING CATTLE CO., BARBARA CICHON, CALGARY, AB WEPPLER CATTLE COMPANY, BRAEDEN WEPPLER, TARA, ON WERSTROH FARMS LTD, RANDY & CAROL WERSTROH, MEDSTEAD, SK WESTEROSE STONE SIMMENTALS, BLAINE STONE, WESTEROSE, AB WESTHILL RANCH SIMMENTALS, ROBERT KATELYNMATT HOLBA, GOODSOIL, SK WESTWAY FARMS LTD., TOM & CAROL ANN HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB WHEATLAND SIMMENTAL STOCK FARM, VERNON LAFRENTZ, BIENFAIT, SK

WHISKEY JACK SIMMENTAL, DARCY & TAMARA KURIGA, WHITELAW, AB WHITEWATER LIVESTOCK, KURTIS & CHELSEA BLACK, HALEY STATION, ON WHITEWOOD RANCH, TOM & KRISTIE KNUDSEN, FORT KENT, AB WILD OAK FARMS, TINA HIDDINK & BRANDON HIDDINK, BLOOMFIELD, ON LUCAS WILLIAMS, EAST GARAFRAXA, ON BLAIR WILLIAMSON, LAMBTON SHORES, ON WILLIAM THOMAS WALTER HADWAY, WILL HADWAY, DIDSBURY, AB WILLOW CREEK RANCH, TYLER KOLTEN & JUSTIN YASIENIUK, HAFFORD, SK WILLOW CREEK SIMMENTALS, MICHAEL W KLASSEN, CROOKED CREEK, AB WISE RANCH, DALLAS WISE, IRRICANA, AB WISER HEIGHTS STOCK FARMS, BRAD & VAL ARNOLD, THORNDALE, ON WLB LIVESTOCK, BILL & NANCY BIGLIENI, DOUGLAS, MB WM SIMMENTALS, WILF & MARIE PERLINGER, BATTLEFORD, SK WOLFE’S FLECKVIEH, SHANE J WOLFE, SUNDRE, AB COURTNEY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB WOLFE FARMS, TONY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB HANNA LOUISE WOLFE, SUNDRE, AB RILEY WOLFE, VALLEYVIEW, AB BREANN WOOLSEY, NIPAWIN, SK WYECREST FARMS, RICK BATTY, BROOKLIN, ON XCEL LIVESTOCK, KEVIN MACINTYRE & TRACY BEHNKE, RUSSELL, ON XCEL LIVESTOCK & RIVERPOINT CATTLE, GLENCOE, ON XRC SIMMENTALS, IAN & CATHY KLICS, MEADOW LAKE, SK BRYAN & TAMMI YANKO, ITUNA, SK YELLOW ROSE CATTLE CO., BOBBI-GAYLE HOSEGOOD, FALUN, AB DALE A. YOUNG, PARKBEG, SK ROBERT & DEANNE YOUNG, BRETON, AB TERRY & LORETTA YOUNG, EARL GREY, SK ZIEVIEW FARMS INC, SHANA & DARYL ZIEBARTH, ON

Simmental Country is the official publication of the Canadian Simmental Association. We endeavor to bring you up-to-date information and articles that are of interest to both the purebred and commercial cattlemen.

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To purchase your subscription, please forward payment to #13 - 4101 - 19th St. NE Calgary, Alberta Canada T2E 7C4 Fax/Email your Visa/MC number, expiry date and CVV. Cheques payable to the Canadian Simmental Association.

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Congratulations Eva Debbie Manske arrived September 10, 2021 to parents Kyron and Kelsey Manske of East Poplar Simmentals from Coronach, SK. Everyone is doing great and Embrie is a proud big sister!

Congratulations We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our precious little future farmer, Layne Andre Bernier Stewart, born on July 3, 2021. He was 7 lbs 12 oz, 20.5” long and came 6 days early. Proud parents are Dustin & Jennilee Stewart of Rainbow River Simmentals in Fisher Branch, MB. Proud grandparents are George and Vivian Bernier of Lazy Rainbow River Ranch also in Fisher Branch, MB

Our Deepest Sympathies It is with a heavy heart that we share that Gail Verleysen of Verleysen Farms located in Vermilion AB, passed away on September 10th 2021 at the age of 30. Gail was a dear friend of the Simmental community as she was extremely active and passionate about Simmental cattle and the agriculture industry. Gail’s love for agriculture started at a young age which led her to being an active member in 4H for many years and had since remained heavily involved with youth 4H programs by providing leadership and mentorship to their young members. In 2013, Gail graduated from Lakeland College in the Animal Science Technology program. There, she was a team member in the Purebred Beef Student Managed Farm as well as a member of the Lakeland Livestock Judging team. A scholarship fund has been started with Lakeland College in memory of Gail to be awarded to a student with a 4-H background entering an agriculture program. Donations in memory of Gail can be made. Cheques can be made out to Lakeland College - memo: Gail Verleysen Fund. Credit card donations can be made online at www.lakelandcollege.ca/donate or by calling Lakeland College. Tax receipts will be issued. Gail will be forever loved and remembered by her parents, Bernie and Elizabeth Verleysen of Vermilion, AB. Brother Peter Verleysen of Cobourg, Ontario. Partner CJ Best of Vermilion, AB. All of the Davidson Family of Kitscoty, AB, and countless friends and family

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PUREBRED SHOW THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS DIAMOND SPONSORS

GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE RF Scream 974G Exhibited by Kade Rancier

GRAND CHAMPION BULL Virginia Bowman 100H Exhibited by Garren Skeels

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Mader Violet 49H Exhibited by Hawkin Mader

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

Waldrons Warpaint 37J Exhibited by Gary Waldron

COMMERCIAL SHOW

GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FEMALE

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GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION COMMERCIAL BULL

CHM Luna 21F Exhibited by Levi Martin

Flare - Exhibited by Layne Cuthbertson

Alberta Simmental Association Davis Rairdan Hampton Oilfield Borealis Energy Lake Bottom Cattle Co. Red Top Livestock Stettler Ag Society

GOLD SPONSORS Anchor D Simmentals LTD Gilchrist Genetics High Country Cattle Services GR Simmentals Westway Farms Ltd. Lewis Farms Ltd. Southpaw Cattle Co. Johnson Ranching Jones Boys Saddlery & Western Wear Janzen Brogan Embryo Services Martin Cattle Services Kathol Simmental Ranch Kedel Inc KSL Simmentals North Hill Simmentals Sliver Smith Farms Ltd. Stettler Auction Market Stettler Veterinary Clinic

Trendsetter Livestock SILVER SPONSORS Alta Genetics Bar 17 Little Valley Simmental Beechinor Land and Livestock Centeral Alberta Coop Circle G Simmentals Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals M&R Cattle Company

BRONZE SPONSORS Applecross Cattle Beechinor Bros Simmentals Biggelaar Builders Bohrson Marketing Services Bullseye Chessor Farms Czech-Mate Livestock Deeg Simmentals Dorran Marketing Inc. Double D Cattle GB Farms Genex Cooperative Inc Gra-Tan Ranch Gypsey Rose Simmentals Janzen Ranches Lockhart Valley Simmentals LRE Simmentals

Luv-In-It Cattle Company Mader Ranches Mappin Simmentals Ltd Maxwell Simmentals Nolara Farms Oh Kay Farms Outlaw Cattle Co Paul Meunier and Sons Farms PJL Ag Services Pleasant Hill Simmentals Rancier Farms Rolly Acres Farms Ruzicka Farms Saugeen Acres Sevcik Simmentals Skywest Simmentals SIBL Simmentals Skylark Cattle Company Skywest Simmentals SMRT Livestock South Holden Simmentals Steffler Cattle Company Swantewitt Simmentals Triangle Stock Farms Two Mile Simmentals Ultra Livestock Virginia Ranch Waldron Farms Willow Creek Simmentals X-Factor Simmentals Yellow Rose Cattle C0

SMRT Ms Diva 30H Exhibited by Travis Edwards

CC Heavy Metal 7J Exhibited by Ashtyn Chessal

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Introducing YCSA

Board of Directors 2021/2022

President Katie Elmhirst-ON

1st Vice President Ryan Edwards-AB

2nd Vice President Mackenzie Skeels-AB Director at Large

Dayne Whalen-SK

Brodyn Labatte-SK Director at Large

Gracie Falconer-MB

Lily Bouffard- QC

Maritimes-TBA

Crystal Fisk YCSA Program Coordinator cfisk@simmental.com

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Fall shows are back...

Find more simmental cattle at: Olds Fall Classic October 3

Farmfair International November 11 Office: Katie Deeg 403.889.2291 albertasimmental@gmail.com 29 SC_October_insides.indd 29

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SSA SCHOLARSHIP DONATION HEIFER Flying W Miss Rosie 13J

Flying W Miss Rosie 13J will be sold by Dutch Auction before the Agribition Simmental Sale - for every $10 donated you get 1 ticket in the draw drum. One lucky winner will be selected! The auction will also be broadcast on DLMS starting at 6:30 PM, Nov. 24, 2021

reg #: 1362947 bd: Jan. 13, 2021 s: MRL BOA 204F d: HWY 5 MISS PETRA 72C mgs: IPU PITTSBURGH 17Y

Thank you to... FLYING W STOCK FARM Colby, Carmen, Grady, Porter and Paisley Wolkowski of Canora, SK for donating the 2021 Scholarship Heifer!

Sweepstake$ Saskatchewan Simmental

6 PM :: Nov. 24, 2021 :: Agribition, John Deere Sales Arena

:: Over $30,000 in prize money and prizes! :: Silver memberships only $100! For a chance to win... - $15,000 in Sale Credits to Agribition Sale - Secondary prizes drawn throughout the night - Silver memberships can be purchased in advance

Agribition Simmental Show Schedule Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:00 AM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM

Canadian National Simmental Show Pizza Draws for $15,000 in Sale Credits and secondary prizes Scholarship Heifer Auction Agribition Simmental Sale

Friday, November 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Commercial Cattle Show

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saskatchewan Simmental Association

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8:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Bull Pen Alley Show Junior Beef Extreme Commercial Cattle Sale

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in Join us

portage La Prairie, MB FOR THE NATIONAL CSA CONVENTION

July 21-24, 2022

Manitoba fall events October 27-30 th - MANITOBA ag ex - brandon, manitoba NOV. 16 t h Come As U R - Rainbow River Simmental Production Sale - DVAuctions Nov. 19 th Pembina Triangle Simmental Association 41st Annual Sale - Cypress River, Manitoba DEC. 5 th Queens of the Heartland Production Sale - McAuley, Manitoba DEC. 6 t h Northern Light Simmentals & HBH Angus Production Sale - Virden, Manitoba DEC. 7 th Keystone Konnection 42nd Annual Sale - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 11 t h Transcon’s Season Wrap Up Sale - Neepawa, Manitoba DEC. 11 t h Shades Of The Prairies Simmental Sale - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 12 t h Bonchuk Farms Female Production Sale - Virden, Manitoba DEC. 13 t h Mar Mac Farms New Generation Female Sale & Complete Black Angus Dispersal - Brandon, Manitoba DEC. 14 t h Karsin Farms & Guests Bull & Female Sale - Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

PHOTO AT RICH MC FARMS LTD.

contact us to receive more information or learn about sponsorship opportunities!

www.mbsimmental.com

Box 274, Austin, MB R0H 0C0 President: Melissa McRae 204-573-9903 Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick 204-637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca 31

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It Pays To Buy In Quebec! C’est Payant D’acheter au Québec! All buyers who purchase a Purebred Simmental bull between October 1, 2021 and September 31, 2022, will be entered to win 1 of 2 $1000 credits towards your next bull or female purcahse from a Quebec breeder. Tous les acheteurs qui achètent un taureau Simmental Pure Race entre le 1er octobre 2021 et le 31 septembre 2022, seront inscrits pour gagner 1 des 2 crédits de 1000$ vers votre prochain achat de taureau ou de femelle d’un éleveur du Québec

For More Information Contact

Pat Sullivan, QSA President 819-334-2409

Pour Plus d’informations, Contactez

Vincent Rodrique, QSA Vice-President 418-333-4308 asq-qsa@outlook.com

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Maritime Simmental Association Upcoming Events: (

following Covid-19 protocols)

Ø Atlantic Alliance Production Sale 23 October 2021 Nappan, NS (with DLMS Livestreaming) Ø Maritime Bull Test Station Sale 2 April 2022 Nappan, NS

MSA Board of Directors

President: Kerwin DeLong, NS – (902) 824-2720 V-P: Brent Matheson, PE – (902) 388-1745 Secretary: Lacey Fisher, NS – (902) 664-6206 Treasurer: Marlene Gaunce, NB – (506) 869-1032

Directors: Laura Parsons, NS Patrick Milner, NS Wade Loane, PE Brady Matheson, PE Geraline VanAgten, NB CSA Director: Jennie Mutch, PE – (902) 388-1613

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GARTH CUTLER

ANNUAL BULL SALE 3rd Saturday in February

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

Czech-Mate Livestock Jim & Gwen Smith Andrew & AJ Sullivan 403-818-3106

czech@xplornet.com

403-875-6631

czechmatelivestock@gmail.com

Range Rd 13

Carstairs, AB

www.czechmatelivestock.com

Don’t ma ke for your c it hard ustomer s to find yo u!

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Sue Giles

Program Coordinator - Canadian Simmental Association

Ph: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com Canadian Simmental Association #13, 4101 - 19th Street N.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7C4

www.simmental.com

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Sue Giles

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5W Simmentals.............................................. 40 ABC Cattle Co. .............................................. 38 Adair Ranch ................................................... 34 Alameda Agencies Ltd.................................... 43 Alliance Simmental Farms ............................. 40 Alta Custom Collection .................................. 44 American Simmental Association .................. 42 Anchor D Ranch Simmentals ................. 34, BC Apple Cross.................................................... 34 AshWorth Farm&Ranch Ltd............................ 38 Aumack Simmentals ...................................... 38 Bar CL Livestock ........................................... 34 Beechinor Bros. Simmentals.................... 13, 34 Big Rock Simmentals .................................... 34 Black River Farms ......................................... 40 Black Sand Cattle Company .......................... 40 BlushRose Simmental Farm .......................... 38 Bohrson Marketing Services ................... 44, BC Bonchuk Farms ............................................. 40 Boomer Creek Livestock ............................... 40 Bouchard Livestock International .................. 44 Boundary Ranch ...................................... 15, 38 Bova-Tech Ltd. ............................................... 44 Bow Valley Genetics ...................................... 44 Brent Carey ................................................... 43 Brooksland Farms ......................................... 41 Canadian Cattlemen ...................................... 44 Car-Laur Simmentals ..................................... 41 Cattle Cures ................................................... 43 Circle G Simmentals&Angus.......................... 34 City View Simmentals .................................... 38 Clearwater Simmentals ................................. 34 Coulee Crossing Cattle Co............................. 15 Crocus Simmentals........................................ 15 Crossroad Farms ........................................... 38 Czech-Mate Livestock.................................... 34 Dan Skeels .................................................... 43 Davis-Rairdan Embryo Transplants Ltd.......... 44 Dean Edge ..................................................... 43 Deeg Simmental ............................................ 34 Destiny Simmentals ....................................... 41 Diamond T Simmentals ................................. 34 DJ Farms ....................................................... 41 Donovandale Farms ...................................... 41 Dora Lee Genetics ......................................... 41 Dorran Marketing Inc...................................... 43 Double Bar D Farms .............................. IFC, 38 Double G Simmentals .................................... 38 Downey Farms .............................................. 40 Dunc’s Catle Co.............................................. 41 Dwayann Simmentals .................................... 41 Eagle-Ridge Simmentals ......................... 13, 35 East Poplar Simmentals........................... 15, 38 EDN Simmentals............................................ 38 Elm Tree Farms ............................................. 41 Fallen Timber Farms ..................................... 34 Ferme Davenor Farm .................................... 42 Ferme Gagnon Farm ..................................... 42 First Class Cattle Marketing .......................... 44 Foley Simmentals .......................................... 41 Forden Fairview Farm Ltd.............................. 15

Genex ............................................................ 44 Gilchrist Genetics............................................. 5 GJR Simmentals ............................................ 38 Golden Dawn Farms Fleckvieh........................ 9 Grady Brown .................................................. 43 Grant Rolston Photography Ltd. .................... 43 Gravandale Simmentals ................................ 41 Grinalta Farms ............................................... 35 H.S. Knill Co. Ltd. .......................................... 44 Hairy Hill Cattle Co. ....................................... 35 Hannah Simmentals ...................................... 35 High Bluff Stock Farm .................................... 40 High Country Cattle Services ........................ 35 Hi-Tech Farms ............................................... 41 Hoegl Livestock ............................................. 38 Indian River Cattle Co.................................... 41 Janzen Ranches ............................................ 35 JB Livestock Company .................................. 19 Jetstream Livestock ....................................... 41 JNR Farms .................................................... 35 Keato Meadow Simmentals ........................... 35 Kin Kin Cattle Co............................................ 35 Kuntz Simmental Farm .................................. 39 Labbatte Simmentals................................ 15, 39 Langer Fleckvieh Simmentals ....................... 13 Lazy Bar-B Simmentals ........................... 15, 39 Lazy S Ranch Inc........................................... 35 Lewis Farms .................................................. 35 Little Willow Creek Ranch .............................. 39 Lobster Point Farms ...................................... 42 Lone Stone Farms ................................... 35, 48 M&J Farms .................................................... 40 M&R Cattle Co................................................ 35 MacKenzie Cattle Company .......................... 35 Mader Ranches.......................................... 3, 35 Mar Mac Farms ............................................. 40 Mark Stock ..................................................... 43 Masterfeeds ................................................... 43 Mavv Farms Inc.............................................. 19 Maxwell Simmentals ...................................... 36 McCormack Family Ranch ............................ 39 MCG Simmentals .......................................... 36 McIntosh Livestock ........................................ 39 McManus Simmentals ................................... 40 McMillen Ranching Ltd. ................................. 39 MI Simmentals ............................................... 36 Mitchell Cattle Co........................................... 34 Nolara Farms.............................................. 5, 36 North Creek Simmental ................................. 39 North Hill Simmentals .................................... 36 O Double E Simmentals ................................ 36 Okotoks Fleckveih Group ........................ 19, 36 Oslanski Simmental Farms ............................ 36 Outback Cattle Co.......................................... 19 Parkhill Ranches ............................................ 36 Peace Country Simmentals ........................... 34 Pearson Farms .............................................. 36 Pheasantdale Cattle Co. ................................ 39 Phillips Farms Simmentals ............................ 42 Pine Creek Simmentals ................................. 36 Porter Ranches .............................................. 36

Rancier Farms................................................ 36 RDG Simmentals ........................................... 36 Red Willow Ranch Ltd...................................... 7 Rehorst Farms Ltd. ........................................ 41 Ririe Simmentals ........................................... 36 River Point Cattle Co. .................................... 41 Riverbank Farms ........................................... 40 Robb Farms ................................................... 39 Robson Acres ................................................ 41 Rosebud Simmentals .................................... 36 Rust Mountain View Ranch ........................... 42 SAJ Simmentals............................................. 39 Seven-M Livestock ........................................ 37 Silver Creek Simmentals ............................... 15 Silver Smith Farms Ltd. ................................. 37 Simmeron Fleckvieh Simmentals .................. 37 Southpaw Cattle Company ............................ 37 Spring Creek Simmentals .............................. 39 Spring Lake Simmentals ................................ 37 Starwest Farms.............................................. 37 Steen Agencies Inc. ....................................... 43 Steve Dorran ................................................. 43 Stewart Simmentals ....................................... 42 Stone Hill Farm............................................... 42 Stone Simmentals ......................................... 37 Storebo Farms ......................................... 15, 39 Sullivan Simmentals ...................................... 42 Sully’s Farm ................................................... 42 Sun Rise Simmentals .................................... 39 Sun Star Simmentals ..................................... 37 Sunny Valley Simmentals ........................ 15, 39 Suter Silverado Simmentals .......................... 15 Swan Lake Farms .......................................... 40 Swantewitt Simmentals ................................. 37 Sweeten, Peter............................................... 15 T Bar C Cattle Co. Ltd. .................................. 44 Timberlind Auctions ....................................... 43 Todd Simmentals ........................................... 42 Transcon Livestock Corp...... 13, 15, 19, 44, IBC Triangle 33 Simmentals ................................. 15 Triple Rose Simmentals ................................ 42 Tryon Simmentals .......................................... 42 Tymarc Livestock ........................................... 37 Verleysen Farms ............................................ 37 Vernon, Terry&Marty....................................... 19 Virgina Ranch ................................................ 37 Virginia Ranch ............................................... 13 W2 Farms ...................................................... 40 W2 Land & Cattle .......................................... 37 Weldehaven Farms ....................................... 42 Wells’ Crossing Cattle Company ................... 37 Westway Farms Ltd. ...................................... 37 WHR Simmentals .......................................... 19 Windy Knoll Farm .......................................... 42 WJ Simmentals .............................................. 37 Wolfe Farms................................................... 38 Wolfe’s Fleckvieh............................................ 38 XRC Simmentals ........................................... 40 X-T Simmentals ............................................. 15

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Oct/Nov 2021 Publication Information...................................................2 From The Gate Post (English)........................................4 Photo Contest.....................................................................6 Breed Improvement (English)........................................8 Meet The CSA Dirrectors.............................................. 10 10 Things... DNA Testing Process............................. 10 From The Gate Post (French)...................................... 14 Breed Improvement (French)..................................... 16 Vet’s Advice....................................................................... 18 CCA Article......................................................................... 20

2020 CSA Total Herd Enrollment Program........... 21 Member Announcements............................................ 26 2021 Wild Rose Classic.........................................................27 YCSA National Classic................................................... 28 Alberta Simmental Association................................. 29 Saskatchewan Simmental Association.................... 30 Manitoba Simmental Association............................. 31 Quebec Simmental Association................................ 32 Maritime Simmental Association.............................. 33 Advertiser’s Index............................................................ 45 CSA Contacts.................................................................... 46 What’s Happening.......................................................... 47

#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 Shane Williams East Garafraxa, ON P: 519-787-1323 C: 519-938-1220 jetslivestock@aol.com Second Vice-President Byron Johnson Amisk, AB P: (780) 856-2175 C: (780) 806-3560 johnsonranching@gmail.com CSA Directors Roger Deeg Strathmore, AB P: (403) 901-5305 rbdeeg@gmail.com Ben Farrant Lousana, AB P: 403-896-4331 redtopagventures@gmail.com

Blair McIntosh Maymont, SK C: (306) 441-7755 mcintoshlivestock@hotmail.com Bill Biglieni Douglas, MB, C: (204) 729-7925 wlblivestock@gmail.com Scott Mathews Canton de Hatley, QC C: (819) 993-5187 scottmathews01@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

Alberta President Barclay Smith Cherhill, AB P: 780-305-6716 barclay.sibl@hotmail.com Field Person Dwayne Martin Stettler, AB P: (780) 940-3510 dmartin3510@gmail.com Secretary: Katie Deeg P: (403) 899-2291 albertasimmental@gmail.com Saskatchewan President Kyle Ashworth Oungre, SK P: (306) 861-9352 kyleashworth@hotmail.com

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

Secretary: Cassidy Cadarette Foster Lac Brome, QC (450)-204-6836 cassidycadarette@icloud.com

Processing Department & Member Services Perry Welygan pwelygan@simmental.com

Office Manager Member Services Manager: Barb Judd Ashton Colvin P: (403) 250-7979 memberservices.osa@gmail.com bjudd@simmental.com Quebec Programs Coordinator President: Pat Sullivan Sue Giles Gracefield, QC P: (403) 793-0409 sgiles@simmental.com (819)-334-2409

Maritimes President Kerwin Delong Secretary: Carolyn McCormack Kingston, NS P: (306) 697-2945 P: (902) 765-2645 sasksimmental@yourlink.ca kdelong@bellaliant.net Manitoba Secretary: Lacey Fisher Melissa McRae Amherst, NS President P: (902) 661-0766 Brandon, MB timberwoodfarms@seasidehighP: (204) 573-9903 speed.com prairiepistoldesigns@gmail.com Secretary: Laurelly Beswitherick P: (204) 637-2046 b2@inetlink.ca

Laurie Macdonald lmacdonald@simmental.com Dallas Wise dwise@simmental.com Receptionist & Member Services Devra Leavitt dleavitt@simmental.com Administrative Assistant Rae-Lee Erickson rerickson@simmental.com YCSA Coordinator Crystal Fisk 306-897-0274 cfisk@simmental.com

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What’s Happening OCTOBER OCT. 15 DECEMBER “WINTER” SIMMENTAL COUNTRY ISSUE ADVERTISING BOOKING DEADLINE OCT. 16 STARS OF THE VALLEY SIMMENTAL SALE METCALFE, ON OCT. 17 RPCC & GUESTS “FALL GALA” PRODUCTION SALE GLENCOE, ON OCT. 21 2021 EDITION MADER RANCHES LADIES NIGHT CARSTAIRS, AB OCT. 22 BERWEST FARMS COMPLETE DISPERSAL BITTERN LAKE, AB OCT. 23 ATLANTIC ALLIANCE PRODUCTION SALE NAPPAN, NS OCT. 23 QUEBEC ELITE SELECTION SALE SHEFFORD, QC OCT. 23-25 GENETIC GEMS FEMALE SALE DLMS.CA OCT. 25 RUST MOUNTAIN VIEW RANCH PRODUCTION SALE MERCER, ND OCT. 27-30 MANITOBA AG EX BRANDON, MB OCT. 30 SANDY HILL SIMMENTALS 2ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE LOMOND, AB

NOVEMBER NOV. 3 - 6 LLOYDMINSTER STOCKADE ROUNDUP LLOYDMINSTER, SK NOV. 10-13 FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL EDMONTON, AB NOV. 11 FARMFAIR INTERNATIONAL SIMMENTAL SHOW EDMONTON, AB NOV. 16 COME AS U R – RAINBOW RIVER SIMMENTALS ONLINE PRODUCTION SALE VOLUME 2 DVAUCTION.COM NOV. 18 WILSON STOCK FARMS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE MOOSE JAW, SK NOV. 19 PEMBINA TRIANGLE SIMMENTAL ASSOCIATION 41ST ANNUAL SALE CYPRESS RIVER, MB NOV. 20 FUTURES ONE ONLINE SIMMENTAL SALE :: EDITION 12 DLMS.CA NOV. 20 GOLDEN DAWN FARMS BRED FLECKVIEH FEMALE SALE DECORAH, IA NOV. 20 R&R ACRES’ 21ST ANNUAL “BEEFMAKER” BULL SALE & MATURE COWHERD DISPERSAL AIRDRIE, AB NOV. 21 LAKEVIEW SIMMENTALS BRED HEIFER DISPERSAL & BULL SALE MEACHAM, SK NOV. 22 - 27 CANADIAN WESTERN AGRIBITION REGINA, SK NOV. 24 CANADIAN NATIONAL SIMMENTAL SHOW REGINA, SK NOV. 24 AGRIBITION SIMMENTAL “CWA 50TH ANNIVERSARY” SALE REGINA, SK NOV. 26 LONE STONE FARMS INVITATIONAL FEMALE SALE WESTLOCK, AB NOV. 30 CANADIAN CLASSIC SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB

DECEMBER DEC. 1 DEC. 1 DEC. 3 DEC. 4 DEC. 4 DEC. 4 DEC. 5

CAMROSE COUNTRY CLASSIC 10TH ANNIVERSARY SALE CAMROSE, AB JANUARY “COMMERCIAL COUNTRY” ISSUE ADVERTISING BOOKING DEADLINE SIMPOWER FEMALE SALE OLDS, AB LEAHY SELECT SIMMENTAL ONLINE PRODUCTION SALE DLMS.CA TRANSCON’S WESTERN HARVEST 8TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL BRED HEIFER SALE INNISFAIL, AB WOLFE FARMS 17TH ANNUAL FLECKVIEH BULL & FEMALE SALE VALLEYVIEW, AB QUEENS OF THE HEARTLAND PRODUCTION SALE MCAULEY, MB

DEC. 6 HBH ANGUS & NORTHERN LIGHT SIMMENTALS PRODUCTION SALE OAK RIVER, MB DEC. 6 SOURCE OF ELITE SIMMENTAL GENETICS LLOYDMINSTER, SK DEC. 7 KEYSTONE KONNECTION 42ND ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE BRANDON, MB DEC. 8 SPRING CREEK “GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY VIII” FEMALE SALE MOOSOMIN, SK DEC. 8 DOUBLE BAR D “SHARING THE HERD” GENETICS SALE GRENFELL, SK DEC. 8 WESTGOLD FARMS FEMALE ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA DEC. 9 TRANSCON’S SIMMSATIONAL 44TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE MOOSE JAW, SK DEC. 10 MCMILLEN RANCHING LTD. “HERDBUILDER 2021” SALE CARIEVALE, SK DEC. 11 GEHL RANCH/RAYMOND LAND & CATTLE COMMERCIAL BRED HEIFER SALE HODGEVILLE, SK DEC. 11 TRANSCON’S SEASON WRAP-UP SIMMENTAL SALE NEEPAWA, MB DEC. 11 SHADES OF THE PRAIRIES SIMMENTAL SALE BRANDON, MB DEC. 11 KULYK SIMMENTAL 1ST ANNUAL ONLINE BRED HEIFER SALE ONLINE FARMGATE AUCTION DEC. 12 BONCHUK FARMS FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE VIRDEN, MB DEC. 13 BORDER CITY 4TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK DEC. 13 Y COULEE “YOU BE THE JUDGE” FALL BULL AND HEIFER SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK DEC. 13 MAR MAC FARMS NEW GENERATION FEMALE SALE – INCLUDING COMPLETE BLACK ANGUS DISPERSAL BRANDON, MB DEC. 14 SOUTHERN ALBERTA SIMMENTAL ROUND UP 28TH ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE STAVELY, AB DEC. 14 KARSIN FARMS & GUESTS BULL & FEMALE SALE PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MB DEC. 15 CANADIAN DONORS PREGNANT RECIPIENT ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA DEC. 16 SPRINGSIDE FARMS FEMALE DISPERSAL SALE STETTLER AB DEC. 17 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS 10TH ANNIVERSARY SIMMENTAL SALE OLDS, AB DEC. 18 TRANSCON’S NATIONAL TRUST ON ICE SEMEN & EMBRYO SALE CHAPTER XIV RED DEER, AB DEC. 18 CHECKERS SIMMENTAL SALE OLDS, AB DEC. 19 TRANSCON’S FLECKVIEH EQUATION FULLBLOOD SIMMENTAL SALE RED DEER, AB DEC. 19 TRANSCON’S ULTIMATE RED & BLACK XXIV SIMMENTAL SALE RED DEER, AB DEC. 21 MEADOW ACRES SIMMENTALS COMPLETE DISPERSAL SALE LAMPMAN, SK DEC. 30 PREMIER & GUESTS FALLS VIEW PRODUCTION SALE NIAGARA FALLS, ON DEC. 31 NEW YEARS RESOLUTION 10TH ANNIVERSARY SALE MOOSE JAW, SK

FEBRUARY FEB. 11 FEB. 12 FEB. 18 FEB. 18 FEB. 19 FEB. 21 FEB. 25 FEB. 26 FEB. 26

GENETIC EDGE BULL SALE RIMBEY, AB JNR FARMS BULL & FEMALE SALE WILLINGDON, AB TRIANGLE STOCK FARM ANNUAL BULL SALE PARKLAND COUNTY, AB MADER RANCHES 33RD ANNUAL BULL SALE CARSTAIRS, AB FEBRUARY FREEZE ALL BREEDS FROZEN GENETICS ONLINE SALE DLMS.CA RENDEZVOUS FARMS18TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MONDAY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB LONE STONE FARMS SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE WESTLOCK, AB TRANSCON’S PEACE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BEAVERLODGE, AB LEWIS FARMS 37TH ANNUAL BULL SALE SPRUCE GROVE, AB

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FEB. 27 FEB. 28

M&J / GLASMAN FARMS SIMMENTAL & ANGUS TWO YEAR OLD BULL & FEMALE SALE RUSSELL, MB BEECHINOR BROS. SIMMENTAL BULL SALE BENTLEY, AB

MARCH MARCH 1 MARCH 1 MARCH 2 MARCH 3 MARCH 4 MARCH 5 MARCH 6 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 7 MARCH 8 MARCH 9 MARCH 10 MARCH 10 MARCH 12 MARCH 14

DOUBLE BAR D “BEST OF BOTH WORLDS” SIMMENTAL & SIMANGUS BULL SALE GRENFELL, SK MCG SIMMENTALS 7 GUEST BULL & FEMALE SALE STAVELY, AB SPRING LAKE SIMMENTALS, THE ZIMMERS BULL SALE DAYSLAND, AB JP CATTLE CO. ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & ANGUS BULL SALE MCAULEY, MB LABATTE SIMMENTALS 42ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE MOOSE JAW, SK BRIDGE CITY SIMMENTAL BULL & FEMALE SALE SASKATOON, SK R PLUS 22ND ANNUAL BULL & FEMALE SALE ESTEVAN, SK CANADIAN CENTRAL BULL & FEMALE SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE NEEPAWA, MB THE RED WILLOW RANCH LTD. BULL SALE CUT KNIFE, SK TRANSCON’S BULL SPECTRUM SIMMENTAL SALE INNISFAIL, AB BONCHUK FARMS ANNUAL BULL SALE VIRDEN, MB MAR-MAC FARMS BULL SALE BRANDON, MB SPRING CREEK’S “IN PURSUIT OF PERFECTION” BULL SALE MOOSOMIN, SK TRANSCON’S 4TH ANNUAL NEXT STEP BULL SALE THORSBY, AB TRANSCON’S RED DEER COUNTY BULL SALE INNISFAIL, AB SOUTH SASK SIMMENTAL & ANGUS SALE MOOSE JAW, SK

MARCH 14 OAKVIEW / PERSKIN / TRIPLE R SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DARLINGFORD, MB MARCH 15 KUNTZ-MCINTOSH-SAJ SIMMENTAL BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK MARCH 15 PRAIRIE PARTNERS BULL & FEMALE SALE KILLARNEY, MB MARCH 17 TRANSCON’S PREMIUM BEEF SIMMENTAL BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB MARCH 18 HIGH BLUFF STOCK FARMS CHAROLAIS & SIMMENTAL BULL SALE INGLIS, MB MARCH 19 PROUDLY WESTERN SIMMENTAL BULL SALE WHITEWOOD, SK MARCH 19 8TH ANNUAL KULYK SIMMENTALS BULL SALE LLOYDMINSTER, SK MARCH 20 PRAIRIE WIND FARMS ONLINE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE DLMS.CA MARCH 21 HIGHWAY 21 GROUP CHROLAIS & SIMM/ANGUS BULL SALE HANNA, AB MARCH 21 TRANSCON’S CATTLE COUNTRY SIMMENTAL BULL SALE NEEPAWA, MB MARCH 24 WHEATLAND CATTLE CO. ANNUAL BULL SALE BIENFAIT, SK MARCH 24 JANZEN RANCHES 29TH ANNUAL SIMMENTAL & RED ANGUS BULL SALE ROSEMARY, AB MARCH 25 CATTLE CAPITAL BULL SALE STE. ROSE DU LAC, MB MARCH 27 BEST OF THE BREEDS BULL SALE YORKTON, SK MARCH 28 SOUTHWEST SHOWCASE SIMMENTAL BULL SALE SWIFT CURRENT, SK

APRIL APRIL 2 APRIL 2 APRIL 10

TRANSCON’S ADVANTAGE BULL SALE SASKATOON, SK MARITIME BULL TEST STATION SALE NAPPAN, NS SPIRIT OF THE NORTH BULL SALE SPIRITWOOD, SK

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